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RADFORD, Charles Herbert
Appleton City Journal, 24 June 1915
Bert Radford Dead - Charles Herbert Radford died at his home near Spruce on Saturday morning, June 12th, 1915, at 1:30 o’clock, after an illness of several weeks from typhoid fever. Mr. Radford was about 44 years old and leaves a wife and two children, an aged father and mother, two brothers and two sisters to mourn his death.
Bert Radford as he was familiarly known was one of the best-loved men in eastern Bates. He had for many years been a devoted member of the church and numbered his friends by his acquaintances. By his industry and good judgment he had made one of the nicest homes in Bates county and was prepared with his good wife and tow children to enjoy life. But at a time when all seemed brightest in life, the silent messenger entered the home and the loving husband and indulgent father is no more. Funeral services were conducted from the late home Sunday afternoon and interment was made in the Radford cemetery. The unusually large attendance was evidence of the esteem in which the deceased was held. We extend our sincerest sympathy to the bereaved wife and the aged parents. Butler Rep. Press.

RADFORD, Christopher Phoenix
Clinton Daily Democrat, 18 September 2007
Christopher Phoenix Radford, infant son of Christopher and Jessica Lynn (Cook) Radford, died Sunday, September 16, 2007, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Graveside services will be Saturday, September 22, at Osceola. Christopher is survived by his parents; his maternal grandparents, Gary and Missie Cook of Osceola; his paternal grandparents, Rickie and Lorrie Radford of Goldsboro, North Carolina, and two uncles, Adam Cook and Ricky Radford, and an aunt, Julia Radford.

RADFORD, William Norman
Clinton Daily Democrat, 18 April 2005
William Norman Radford died March 21, 2005, at 2:36 a.m. at Golden Valley Hospital. He was born in St. Clair County, October 21, 1918, the son of Charles Lee and Ella Faye Parks Radford. He was raised in the Talley Bend area of St. Clair Country. Norman, as he was known by his friends, owned and operated Radford's Body Shop on Jefferson Street, just off the west side of the Square in Clinton, from the late 1950s until his retirement in the early 1990s. Before Norman's retirement, he sold the business to his son, Mike Radford.
Norman served his country in the United States Army from February 17, 1942, to December 15, 1945, as a Sergeant in the 91st Supply Squadron, 22nd Air Depot Group. He married Joan Elizabeth Sartin on January 5, 1946. To this union, five children were born. He was preceded in death by his wife Joan; grandson Patrick Roskop; parents, Charles and Ella Radford; infant sister, Nadine Radford; brother Dail Radford and wife Jessie, and sister-in-law, Pat Radford. He is survived by two sons, Richard Radford and wife Pat, Havana, Florida and Michael Radford and wife Linda, Clinton; three daughters, Norma Jo Dunning and husband Bob, Clinton, Karen Roskop and husband Gary, Blairstown, Linda Radford Holt and husband Jim Ed, Deepwater; two brothers, Gene Radford and wife Ruth, Clinton, Raymond Radford, Kansas City; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, five nephews; brother-in-law, Sonny Sartin and wife Sandy, Osceola. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 23, under the direction of Consalus Funeral Home at Sickman-Dunning Chapel, with burial at Clinton Memory Gardens.

RAGLAND, Mary Frances Quisenberry 
Osceola Library Files
Clinton MO - Died, in this city, Saturday evening, May 24th, 1884, Mrs. Frances Ragland, widow of the late Nathaniel M. Ragland, and old and highly respected citizen of this county. Mrs. R. was a native of Kentucky, having been born in Winchester, Clark county, March 17th, 1810. When she was but a child her father met with a tragic death at New Castle, Ky., and her mother dying soon after this event, the little orphan girl was kindly cared for in the home of her grandfather, whose name was Thomas, and a relative of Gen. Geo. H. Thomas, who was a distinguished officer in the Federal army during the late war. At the age of 21, she was married to Nathaniel M. Ragland, of Clark county, Ky., and in 1832 they emigrated to Missouri, which had been admitted into the Union as a state only ten years before. Mrs. R. lived to see her adopted state come up from a territory to one of the first in the great commonwealths of the American Union. Her life reached over three-fourths of the present century, a century by far the most stirring and important to the Christian era. She belonged to a generation of noble women, who contributed largely to the building up of this new and growing state, in intelligence, morality, Christianity and material prosperity, and in fact everything which goes to make up a well regulated society. Mrs. R. first located in Fayette, Howard county, and after a residence there of only a few years she removed with her family to Monroe county, where most of her children were born. While living in Monroe county she became a Christian, and united with the Christian church in Paris. In 1847 she changed her residence to Cooper county, where she lived until 1854, when the family came to Clinton and occupied a residence which stood near the ground which Judge Dorman's store room now occupies. This was one door west of the residence of the late Col. Andrew M. Tutt, once a distinguished citizen of this county. In 1856, her husband having bought four hundred acres of land only two miles north of town, the family moved on to this land, and at once began to open up a farm. This was made a most desirable place, and later greatly increased in value, and was sold to the late Aaron Land in 1868. After this Mrs. R. again moved with her family to Clinton and made the beautiful home on East Jefferson street, which she occupied till her death. She was one of the original members of the Christian church in this city, which was organized in the court house in 1855. Mrs. Elizabeth Connor, nee Bozarth, is now the only surviving member of this original congregation living in Clinton. Those who knew Mrs. R. in her palmy days will remember that few ladies were better informed in the Bible than she, and in fact few preachers could surpass her in quoting and applying the teachings of Christ and the apostles. Her devotion to the cause of Christ was only equaled by her devotion to her family. Although to her friends and family always bright and cheerful, yet her life was a peculiarly sad one. While but a child she was bereft of father and mother; while moving from Kentucky to Missouri, her first born died in her arms, and was buried beneath the roses in the soil of Indiana. Her oldest, as well as her favorite child, James Harvey Ragland, went to California in 1853, when only nineteen years old, and on his homeward voyage was lost at sea. He had crossed over the Pacific ocean from San Francisco to Panama, crossed the Isthmus and took passage at Aspinwall on the ill fated steamer, Central America, bound for New York City. The vessel had favorable winds, clear skies, and calm seas from Aspinwall to Havana, where she anchored Sep. 8th 1857. The morning of the 9th dawned clear and bright, the vessel weighed anchor, spread her sails to gentle winds past out of the port and soon gained the open sea. When near the outer edge of the Gulf Stream and five hundred miles off Cape Hatteras, the vessel encountered a terrific gale and was lost will all her cargo and most of the passengers and crew. Few of the five hundred and seventy-five persons on board were saved and those generally women and children. The Central America was a U. S. Mail steamer and was carrying the California Mails, it was commanded by Captain William Louis Herndon, of the U. S. Navy, who greatly distinguished himself at the time of the disaster, by gallant and meritorious conduct. This good man who went down to death, while standing at his post, was the father of the late wife of President Chester A. Arthur. This was one of the greatest disasters that ever happened upon the high seas. Mrs. Ragland's husband and daughter both died in the distant South, where they had gone with her for their health. Their deaths followed each other in such quick succession that the father and the daughter might have met on the "stygian brink," Mrs. R. has been an invalid for over three years. The funeral which took place on Monday was largely attended. There was placed on the casket a large and beautiful star of white roses sent by the ladies of the Christian Church, Carthage, MO., of which her son, Rev. N. M. Ragland is pastor. The sermon of Rev. Mr. Plattenburg was most eloquent, beautiful and impressive. All her children were present at the funeral with the exception of Capt. Jno. M. Ragland, who lives in St. Clair Co., and could not be reached by telephone.

RAINEY, Minnie
Clinton, Missouri newspaper, April 1926
Miss Minne Rainey Dead - Miss Minnie Rainey died April 12 at the home of her sister, Mrs. A. M. Winbigler, living about 3 1/2 miles southwest of Montrose. Her death was the result of a fall. Friday evening before, as she was going down the porch steps she fell striking her head on the concrete. She regained consciousness for only a short time. All that medical skill and loving hands could do was of no avail. A short funeral service was held in the home Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock conducted by Rev. Dinwiddie of Appleton City. The remains were taken to Osceola where another service was held for relatives and friends who were unable to come this distance. Interment was made near Vista.

RAINS, Leo
St. Clair County Courier, 21 July 2006
Leo "Buddy" Rains, age 69, of Quincy passed away July 18, 2006 at his home. He was the owner of Leo Rains Ice Service for 38 years, farmer and longtime area resident of Quincy. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Rains; two sons and their wives, Paula and Kathy Rains and Shanne and Shelley Rains and one daughter, Joy Hays all of Quincy; one brother, Irvin Rains of Bolivar; four sisters, Evelyn Keller of Flemington, Lucille Piper of Gladstone, Kathy Reser of Branson and Betty Hughes of Humansville; and three grandchildren, Austin, Brett and Morgan Rains. Funeral services are pending and will be announced by Hathway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland.

RAINS, Leo
St. Clair County Courier, 28 July 2006
Leo "Buddy" Rains, son of James Alva and Alpha Casey Rains was born near Humansville on Feb. 22, 1937, and passed away at his home July 18, 2006, at the age of 69. For 38 years, with his family, he ran Rains Ice Service, operated a dairy farm and worked the land around his home in Quincy. Honorably discharged, he served his country as a member of the U.S. Army Reserves 3rd Battalion 75th Artillery Division from 1959 to 1965. He was raised near Humansville. On Feb. 26, 1961, he was united in marriage to Joyce Leiber and lived in Quincy for 45 years. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers. He is survived by his loving wife, Joyce; three children, Joy Hays, Paul Rains and Shannon Rains; and three grand-children, Austin Rains, Brett Rains and Morgan Rains. Funeral services were held Friday, July 21, at Hathaway-Peterman Chapel with Rev. Thomas Sharp officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Quincy, under the direction of Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland. Pallbearers were Alva Rains, Ervin Lee Rains, Scott Rains, Mike Keller, Randy Hughes, Jimmy Keller, Ronnie Reser, Robbie Reser and Donnie Piper. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be sent to Mt. Zion Cemetery, P.O. Box 361, Quincy, MO 65735 or to the Quincy Hall, Quincy, MO 65735.

RAINS, Victor W.
Clinton Daily Democrat, 6 August 2001
Victor W. Rains, 86, Duncan, Oklahoma, died Friday, August 3. Funeral services were 1 p.m. Monday, August 6, at Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Gardens. He was born June 22, 1915, in Rockville, the son of James O. and Ora Bell (Chastain) Rains. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Navy. He owned and operated Vic Rains Food Mart. He was a city councilman of Duncan, 1978-84, president of the Duncan Booster Club for two terms, a Mason, and a member of the Red Red Rose. He was a member of Highland Park Baptist Church. He was married to Blanche E. Patterson on March 31, 1946, in Winfield, Kansas. He is survived by his wife, Blanche, of the home; one daughter, Helen and her husband, Frank Hudson of Duncan; one son, Rusty Rains and his wife, Carla, of Joplin; one sister, Zida Sunderwirth, Osceola; one sister-in-law, June Hobart, Cedar Vale, Kansas; brother-in-law, Louis Harp and his wife, Frances, Independence; eight grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and special friends, Carl and Kay Merrill and family. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Patty Ann Rapp of Appleton City.

RAITHEL, Violet Stephens Walters
Columbia Daily Tribune, June 28, 1991, Page 2A. Submitted by Marie Reynolds
Violet Walters Raithel, 68, of Fulton died Thursday, June 27, 1991, at Heartland of Fulton. Services will be a 1 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gerald Scheperle officiating. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Raithel was born on Feb. 4, 1923, in Gerster to Moletes Stephens and Eva Alice Tucker Stephens. On June 14, 1942, she married Harvey Walters in California, who preceded her in death in 1968. She married Henry Raithel in November 197? and he preceded her in heath in 1979. She was member of St. Johns Lutheran Church in Schubert. Survivors include a son, William Walters of Columbia; three daughters, Donna Havens of Columbia, Phyllis Proctor of Harrisburg and Jo Ann Sylvester of Scottsburg, Pa; a stepson, LeRoy Raithel of Jefferson City; a stepdaughter, Bonnie Gaskill of the state of Texas; two brothers, Johnnie Stephens of Dexter and Charlie Stephens of Kearney; four sisters, Stella Newcomb of Lowry City, Ora Dull of Independence, Beulah Moreland of Arizona and Esther Prier of Phoenix, Ariz; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by four brothers and a sister.

RALSTON, William Alfred
St. Clair County Courier, 5 August 2005
William Alfred Ralston was born April 4, 1946, in Independence, to William A. and Deloris Gardner Ralston. He passed away July 28, 2005, at his home with his family at his side. On Dec. 9, 1976, in Warsaw, Bill was united in marriage to Marsha Lorraine Eaton. To this union two daughters were born. Bill and Marsha owned and operated Bill’s Market in Roscoe for 20 years. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, William and Deloris Ralston; his siblings, Freda Hurley, Jack Ralston, Bob Ralston and Deloris Dee Wood. He is survived by his loving wife, Marsha, of the home; two daughters, Angela Self and her husband and her husband Rob, Osceola, and Billie McNeece and her husband, Chris, El Dorado Springs; his grandchildren, Lara, Lake and Lacy Self and Tyler and Callie McNeece; 19 nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews; a sister, Lois D. DiiBon, Excelsior Springs; a brother, David Ralston, Lexington, other relatives and many, many friends.
Services for Bill were July 30 in the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel with Greg Mangum officiating. Musical selections were “How Great Thou Art” and “Oh, For The Love of Sunshine” with Rob Self, vocalist and Mary Lu Hildebrand, accompanist. Masonic services were by Circle Lodge # 342 AF & AM. Casketbearers were Billy Zeiler, Terry Eaton, George DiiBon, Tim Zimmerman, Rob Self and Chris McNeece. Honorary casketbearers were David Ralston, Jody Ralston, Anthony DiiBon, Paul DiiBon, Danny Eaton, Brandon Zeiler, Lake Self and Tyler McNeece. Interment was in the Benton Green Cemetery under the direction of Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home.

RAMSOUR, William W.
St Clair County Democrat, July 28, 1910. Submitted by Dee Mathews
Wm. W. Ramsour died very sudden at his home in Iola, Kansas, June 21. He was born in Texas, 2-23,1850, aged 60 years, 3 months, 28 days. Mr. Ramsour left Texas in his early days and went to MO. He was married to Miss Elizabeth C. Hutton of Humansville, MO in 1871. They made their home in and around Osceola, MO.
He wife preceded him to the grave in 1896. He moved to Iola, in 1902, where he has since made his home. Mr. Ramsour was converted when a young man and united with the Baptist church. He was a devoted husband, a loving father, a kind friend and an honorable upright christian citizen, esteemed by those who knew him. He leaves nine children to mourn his departure from this life. Mrs. George Fleming, Osceola, MO; Emmett Ramsour, Pender, Nebraska; Elmer Ramsour, Topeka, Kansas; Carrie, Fannie, Elizabeth, Oda, Willie, and Everett all of Iola. The children were all present except Mrs. Fleming. The funeral service were held at the home in Iola, June 23, at three p.m. conducted by the pasor of the First Baptist church, in the presence of a large concourse of sympathizing friends, after which the deceased was laid to rest in the Highland cemetery in Iola.
Note from the submitter: Elizabeth Catherine Hutton Ramsour is buried in the Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, MO.

RANEY, Audrey Lee Shaffner
Clinton Daily Democrat, 15 October 2001
Audrey Lee Raney, daughter of Fred and Cordia Dunning Shaffner, was born September 17, 1913, in St. Clair County, and died Wednesday, October 3, 2001, at Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton. She was married to Lonnie S. "Jack" Raney who preceded her in death on February 27, 1973. She was a rural school teacher and was assistant post mistress in Deepwater. She also worked for the Henry County Engineers Office and worked at the Farmers Bank for several years before retiring in 1981. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Clinton. She loved nature and the great outdoors. She is survived by her son, Steve Raney and wife, Joyce, Lewis Station; two sisters, Lorraine Brown and Cleta Kennedy, both of Clinton, as well as two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services and burial were held at the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, on Monday, October 8, at 10:30 a.m. with Dr. Randy Shipman officiating. The services were under the direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton.

RAPP, Norman F.
Clinton Daily Democrat, 15 March 2001
Norman F. Rapp, the son of Carl M. and Paula Christina (Leimer) Rapp, was born on February 5, 1921, in Bancroft, Nebraska. He departed this life on March 9, 2001, at Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City at the age of 80 years. At the age of seven, Norman's family moved to Prairie City in 1928 where he was confirmed in Zion Lutheran Church on April 28, 1935, and remained a member until his death. He served his country in the United States Navy from October 26, 1942, until November 5, 1945. He was united in marriage to Laura Emma Marquardt on March 26, 1945. To this union three children were born. Norman was co-owner of Prairie City Cheese Inc. for six years. He then began farming and later moved his family to the Montrose area in 1956. He loved farming and provided a wonderful life for his family. He left the farm and moved to Appleton City in 1994 where he spent the remainder of his life. Norman was honored and proud to have served his church for many years, holding many offices, including treasurer and elder. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Men's Club. He also served his community and children as a 4-H leader and was selected a member of the Montrose School Board for nine years where he held several offices, including president. He was a member of VFW Post #8820. Norman was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Priscilla Louise Rapp; one son, Terry Don Rapp, and his wife, Patty; one brother and one sister, Victor and Lois Rapp. He is survived by his wife, Laura, of the home; one daughter, Nancy Goth and husband, Norman, Springfield; three brothers, Delano (Jack) Rapp of Butler, Duwayne Rapp and wife, Winnie, Appleton City, and Dennis Rapp and wife, Ruby Kansas City; three sisters, Bernice and husband, James Mott, Rockville; Ardyce Brecko of Chandler, Arizona, and Marylyn and husband, Dale Piepmeier of Appleton City; two grandsons, Jody L. Rapp and wife, Connie, and Nolan Goth, Springfield; a granddaughter, Tanya and husband, Mike Snethen, Willard; two step-granddaughters, Lisa and husband, Clint Boger of Overland Park, Kansas, and Debbie and husband, Rod Fritson of Liberty; one great-grandson, Terry Don Snethen, and one great-granddaughter, Abbey Rene Rapp, and four step-great-grandchildren, Sarah and Tim Fritson and Justin and Caitlin Boger. Norman's family and his faith were always the most important things in life. He enjoyed joking around with people, being outdoors and playing cards. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Funeral services were at the Zion Lutheran Church, Prairie City, Monday, March 12, 10:30 a.m. Rev. Philip Wolf officiated. Pallbearers were John Marquardt, Jeff Rapp, Byron Mott, Anthony Marquardt, Gerald Bauer, Bryan Rapp, Danny Rapp and Daren Rapp. Burial was in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Prairie City. Military services were under the direction of Montrose VFW Post #8820.

RASH, Walter Edwin
St. Clair County Courier, Friday, 25 January 2008
Walter Edwin Rash, Sr., 75, was born Oct 12, 1932 in Collins, to Alfred Garfield and Ina Etheal [Mullins]
Rash and departed this life January 20, 2008 at Big Springs Care Center in Humansville. Walter was married July 2, 1957 to Zonie Brown of Lebanon in Osceola. Walter had his own lawn mowing service and operated a small engine repair shop in Weaubleau. Walter was inducted into the U.S. Army on Jan. 23, 1953. He received the Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and a Good Conduct Medal. He was released from active Military duty and transferred to U.S. Army Reserves on May 23, 1955. He enjoyed traveling and going to the Ozarks and going on vacations. He liked to see all the different places. He was an avid bible collectoor. He really enjoyed reading from the bible as much as he could and had a very extensive knowledge of the Bible. He enjoyed mowing grass, even if it wasn't for money, he enjoyed doing it. He was the last living sibling. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Naomi, Lucy, Esther and one son, Carl and a grandson, Brandon Rogers. He is survived by his wife Zonie and three children, Ed, Paul and Marsha. Numerous other nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services were held Wednesday Jan. 23 at Weaubleau Assembly of God. Officiated by Paul Rash and Rev. Edward Box. Music selections were "I'll Fly Away" and "Old Rugged Cross" by the congregation. "Amazing Grace" by Sasha, Sherry and Tiffany Rash and "Because You Loved Me" by Sasha Rash. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

RAY, Leonard
Osceola Library Files
Leonard Ray, son of Peter Thomas and Bennie Ocie (McDonald) Ray, was born February 13, 1926, in Henry County. He died October 23, 1994, at Appleton Manor Nursing Home in Appleton City, at the age of 68 years. He lived near Montrose before he joined the Navy and returned there following 20 years of service to his country. He was a Chief Electrician's Mate during World War II and the Korean Conflict. After his retirement from the Navy, he worked for the Kansas City Power & Light Co. in Montrose. He was a meber of the Montrose United Presbyterian/Methodist Church and served there faithfully with his regular attendance and service to the church. He attended many church meetings and conferences participating in, and reporting changes and decisions that affect the church. He had also volunteered his time to help youth at church camps. He was a member of the Montrose V.F.W. Post #8820, the Clinton Historical Society, part of the Reunion Committee for LST 859, and the Montrose Community Betterment Club. He enjoyed history and had done extensive researching of his genealogy. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Louis, Howard and Albert; two sisters, Betty Woods and Essie Mae Swindell. Survivors include two sisters, Tessie Parks and husband, Lyman, of Sedalia, and Thelma Shockley of Holden, and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Funeral services were held at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, Thursday, October 27, at 11 a.m. Rev. Carl Whitacre and Rev. Clyde Merriman officiated. Burial was in Teays Chapel Cemetery, rural Montrose. Montrose V.F.W. Post #8820 conducted the military service. Memorials are suggested to Teays Chapel Cemetery.

RAYNOR, Lucille E. Peterie
St. Clair County Courier, 7 Apr 2006
Lucille E. Raynor was born May 27, 1919, to Joseph Earl and Esther Arvilla Lay Peterie in Kansas City and passed away on March 29, 2006, at her home in Clinton. Lucille grew up in Kansas City. She operated “Louis Beauty Salon” for 25 years in Osceola. She gave her heart to the lord at an early age. She loved to win souls for the Lord and had attended the Assembly of God church. Lucille was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Esther Peterie. She is survived by her son, Guy Raynor and his wife Jeri of Clinton; one brother, George Peterie of South Roxana, Ill.; two grandchildren, Amanda and Aleah Raynor of Clinton; two nieces, Georgia Kay Harris and her family of Lewiston, Maine, Becky Rudkin and her family of California; cousins Anna Lee McBride of Humansville, Ray Peterie of Collins and cousins in Kansas City and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Saturday, April 1, at 10 a.m. at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. The minister was Rev. Danny Fergerson. The music was “Rise Again” by Gail Ingle, soloist. Casketbearers were Guy Raynor, Mike Farmer, Stacey Daughtery, Ron Shoemaker, Jef Hodges, Warren Stiev, George Peterie was the honorary casketbearer.
Interments was at the Pleasant Mound cemetery, Osceola. Arrangements were by Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

REACH, Bruce W. 
Clinton Daily Democrat, 16 July 2003
Bruce Reach, 49, Kansas City, died Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. Memorial services will be Sunday, July 20, 1 p.m., at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. The family suggests contributions to the Lymphoma Society or the Stony Point Christian Church.

READ, W.A.
Moberly Democrat, 21 February 1904. Submitted by Kerry Dillard-Nelson
W.A. Read, a canvasser who recently moved to this city, died at his home, NO 823 Concannon Street, at 3:30 yesterday afternoon after a brief illness of erysipelas. He was 49 years old and is survived by his wife and one son. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America. The remains will be taken to Appleton City, his old home, for burial this afternoon at 2:05. Mr. Reed was a man generally respected and his friends will be sorry to learn of his untimely demise.

REAM, Mary Eblin
Osceola Library Files
Mary Eblin Ream was born in Jay County, Indiana December 25, 1844 and died at her home in Lowry City July 20, 1915. In 1863 she was married to Emanuel Ream at Knoxville, Iowa, and to this union was born one child, Mrs. W.T. Moore, now of Chica, California, and who was present at the funeral. The husband had preceded her to the beyond last September. She leaves behind the one daughter, two sisters, Sarah Margaret Reading of Lowry City, and Cynthia White of Alba, Missouri, besides there are numerous nieces and nephews, grandchildren, and great grandchildren to mourn the loss. One nephew, James Ream of St. Joseph, was present when the end came and remained for the interment. Mrs. Ream united with the Christian Church over 40 years ago and for the past 29 years resided in Lowry City and so far as the writer is able to learn she never had a single enemy anywhere. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. H.G. Koenig Thursday p.m. and remains laid to rest at the city cemetery.

REASONER, Lynn C.
Hill & Son Funeral Home
Lynn C. Reasoner, July 21, 1921 - October 10, 2009. Lynn C. Reasoner, son of Elmer and Barbara (Mead) Reasoner, was born July 21, 1921 in rural Appleton City, Missouri. He departed this life October 10, 2009 at the Veteran’s Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri at 88 years of age. Lynn was born, grew up and spent his entire life on the family farm except four years spent serving his country in the U.S. Army. During World War II Lynn was stationed off the coast of Alaska in the Aleutian Islands. He fought in the infamous Battle of Attu which forced Japan off U.S. soil. On May 24, 1950 Lynn and Lydia Neiberger were united in marriage and to this union two sons were born. The Reasoners lived on the 3rd generation family farm which Lynn had bought from his father many years ago. Lynn made his living as a painter and had retired from that vocation after 60 years of painting the inside and outside of homes, churches and anything he had been asked to paint. He also ran the farm and kept cattle. He served his church faithfully with his attendance and his service. He had been a deacon at the First Baptist Church in Appleton City for over 40 years. Lynn had faithfully dedicated his life to caring for his church, his family and had always been a hard worker, doing his best at each endeavor. He loved and enjoyed his family and cherished the time spent with each member. Lynn had always kept his father’s 1918 Titan tractor in good working order. He still used it on the farm as well as enjoyed driving it in parades. Preceding Lynn in death were his parents, one son Dale C. Reasoner and his three brothers, Lloyd, Ralph and Hirni. Survivors include his wife of almost 60 years, Lydia of the home; one son Gene Reasoner and wife Becky of Seymour, Indiana; a daughter-in-law Jamie Shipley of Belton, Missouri; three grandsons, Greg Reasoner and wife Cathy, Josh Reasoner and wife Brooke all of Seymour, Indiana, and Zac Reasoner and wife Lacey of Peculiar, Missouri; three great-granddaughters, Stephanie, Karsen and Olivia; and numerous other relatives.
Service: First Baptist Church in Appleton City, Missouri on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.
Ministers:Reverend Dan Fuller, Reverend Chuck Todd and Brother J.P. Williams. Visitation: Hill & Son Funeral Home in Appleton City, Missouri on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 between 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Military Graveside Service: Missouri Honor Guard. Interment:Westfield Cemetery Rural Appleton City, Missouri. Memorials: First Baptist Church and Gideon’s International. 

RECTOR, Charley Ray
St. Clair County Courier, 13 July 2007
Charley Ray Rector was born June 27, 1927 in Roscoe, to Jesse Monroe and Viola May Rector, and passed away July 3, 2007, in Centre, Ala., from injuries he received in a car accident. He grew up in the Collins area and attended rural grade schools and graduated from Collins High School. He was united in marriage to Betty Ridgeway in 1949. They were the parents of two daughters. Ray was a retired 30 year Veteran of the U.S. Navy. He leaves behind his wife and two daughters, Jenell Cremeans, Huntington, W.V. and Ruth Ann Ray, Maryville, Tenn.; one step-daughter; three nieces; three nephews; five grandchildren; one great grandson; and sister, Gertrude Edwards, Bolivar, also a host of friends and family. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jesse John, Dublin, Calif., who was also a World War II Veteran in the U.S. Army. Military service and burial in Centre, Ala. July 7.

RECTOR, Ruth Irene Jackson
 Mrs. Ruth I. Rector, 86, Lowry City, died Sunday, April 13, at Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. Mrs. Rector was a longtime auction company employee. She is survived by six stepsons, Orville Rector of Higginsville, Keith and Rolly Rector of Sioux City, Nebraska, James Rector of Concordia, Francis Rector of Sioux City, Iowa, Lee Rector of Harve De Grace, Maryland; two step-daughters, Mildred Bryant of Lowry City and Orvilla Wade of Appleton City; one brother, Clyde Jones of Grant City; two sisters, Gladys McSinney of Kansas City, Kansas, and Mildred Pruitt of Neosho; 27 step-grandchildren, 47 step-great-grandchildren and 10 step-great-great-grandchildren,l other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery near Collins. Visitation will be 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

REDBURN, Mary Lee Brigman
St. Clair County Courier, 7 October 2005
Mary Lee Brigman Redburn passed away October 1, 2005 at home. She was born in Kingston, N.C. on March 22, 1938 to William E. and Julia Smith Brigman. She attended school in Moss Hill, N.C. to the age of 17. She met her husband Ralph Marion Redburn a United States Marine stationed at Cherry Point, North Carolina. After her husband was discharged from the service in 1958, they moved to Missouri, where they raised nine children. They moved several times, but finally settled in Osceola area. Mary worked several places during those times, but the one place she talked about the most was Rival Manufacturing where she worked for 27 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph of 41 years, her parents, her brothers William E. Brigman and Phillip Brigman, nephews James Ray Snyder, Eugene Snyder, Brett Miller, Richard Simons, Richard Simons, Jr., father and mother-in-law Austin and Velma Redburn, brother-in-laws Maxion Redburn and Rubin Downig, and one infant grandchild, Britney Redburn. She is survived by her sisters, Lucy Downing of Pollocksville, N.C., Piety Ray Snyder and her husband Rufus of Trenton, N.C.; sister-in-laws Lillian Brigman of Houston, Texas, Nancy Jo Redburn of Alton, Carolyn Brigman Werthington of Grantsboro, N.C.; several nieces and nephews and cousins. She is also survived by her nine children, Lisa Stark and her husband Daniel of Eldon, Netha Jan Echols and her husband Dennis of Urich, William Bucky Redburn and his wife Tinia of Boliver, Julia Clegg and her husband David of Camdenton, Lynn Alderson and her husband Lee of Branson West, Ralph Wayne Redburn and his wife Chris of Gerster, Mary Jo Redburn and Frank Butler of Osceola, Jeffrey Redburn, Jody Redburn and his wife Heather of Gerster; 31 and a half grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren; several adopted children and family members. Her grandchildren are Christopher Wallace and wife Missy, Misty Breckenridge Henry, Brock Breckenridge, Charles Echols, William Echols, Austin Price and wife Deanna, Cameron Redburn, Derik Redburn, Abria Redburn, Amber Redburn Christkos and her husband Adam, Alisha Zanata and husband Chris, Jaison Nixon, Jacob Nixon, Schalonia Merchant, Chrystal Alderson, Brandy Redburn, Ronnie Gilstrap, Bentley Redburn, Jennifer Gilstrap, Baylee Redburn, Billye Redburn, Bridget Bray Self and husband Kenny, Gabby Bray, Quendra Redburn, Bradley Redburn, Breanica Redburn, Merandia Redburn, Jessica Redburn, Brandon Stewart, Jacob Stewart and one on the way. Services were held on Wednesday, October 5, at 1 p.m. at the Sheldon Goodrich Chapel, officiated by Greg Mangum and Kevin Pedro. Music was “God Be With You”, Rose Harring, soloist, Gail Ingle, accompanist. “Amazing Grace”, William Redburn, soloist, “Sheltered In The Arms of God”, Mike Slape, soloist, “Angels Among Us”, and “Go Rest High On That Mountain”. Casket bearers were Chris Wallace, Charlie Echols, Austin Price, Jaison Nixon, Derik Redburn, Ronnie Gilstrap, Gabby Bray, Brock Breckenridge, William Echols, Cameron Redburn, Jacob Nixon, William Merchant, Bentley Redburn and Bradley Redburn. Interment Oak Grove Cemetery in Collins, with arrangements by Sheldon Goodrich Funeral Home.

REDBURN, Mary Lee Brigman
Clinton Daily Democrat, 10 October 2005
Mary Lee Brigman Redburn died October 1, 2005 at her home. She was born in Kingston, North Carolina, on March 22, 1938, to William E. and Julia Smith Brigman. She attended school in Moss Hill, North Carolina, to the age of 17. She met her husband Ralph Marion Redburn, a United States Marine stationed at Cherry Point, North Carolina. After her husband was discharged from the service in 1958, they moved to Missouri, where they raised nine children. They moved several times, but finally settled in the Osceola area. Mary worked several places during those times, but the one place she talked about the most was Rival Manufacturing where she worked for 27 years. She will miss all her friends and associates from there. She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph, of 41 years; her parents; her brothers William E. Brigman and Phillip Brigman; nephews, James Ray Snyder, Eugene Snyder, Brett Miller, Richard Simons, Richard Simons Jr.; father and mother-in-law, Austin and Velma Redburn; brothers-in-law Maxion Redburn and Rubin Downing, and one infant grand child Britney Redburn. She is survived by her sisters, Lucy Downing, Pollocksville, North Carolina, Piety Ray Snyder and husband Rufus, Trenton, North Carolina; sisters-in-law, Lillian Brigman, Houston, Texas, Nancy Jo Redburn, Alton, Carolyn Brigman Wetherington, Grantsboro, North Carolina; several nieces and nephews and cousins. She is survived by nine children, Lisa Stark and husband Daniel, Eldon, Netha Jan Echols and husband Dennis, Urich, William (Bucky) Redburn and wife Tinia, Bolivar, Julia Clegg and husband David, Camdenton, Lynn Alderson and husband Lee, Branson West, Ralph Wayne Redburn and wife Chris, Gerster, Mary Jo Redburn and Frank Butler, Osceola, Jeffrey Redburn, Jody Redburn and wife Heather, Gerster; 31 and a half grandchildren, Christopher Wallace and wife Missy, Misty Breckenridge Henry, Brock Breckenridge, Charles Echols, William Echols, Austin Price and wife Deanna, Cameron Redburn, Derik Redburn, Abria Redburn, amber Redburn Chriskos and husband Adam, Alisha Zanata and husband Chris, Jaison Nixon, Jacob Nixon, Schalonia Merchant Smith and husband Tommy, William Merchant, Chrystal Alderson, Brandy Redburn, Ronnie Gilstrap, Bentley Redburn, Jennifer Gilstrap, Baylee Redburn, Billye Redburn, Bridget Bray Self and husband Kenny, Gabby Bray, Quendra Redburn, Bradley Redburn, Breanica Redburn, Merandia Redburn, Jessica Redburn, Brandon Stewart, Jacob Stewart and one on the way; 29 great-grandchildren and several adopted children and family members. She was a mother to everyone who crossed her path. She loved Christmas and opened her home to anyone and everyone. No one left her house without being part of her family. She was a true angel to all of us. She gave of herself whenever she could and she is still giving through her family and extended family. Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 5, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Collins.

REED, Homer Hollis
Clinton Daily Democrat, 5 July 2002
Homer H. Reed, 91, Osceola, died Wednesday, July 2, 2002, at his home. He was a retired painter. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 6, 10 a.m., at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial will be in Osceola Cemetery.

REED, Maude Estell Green
Clinton Daily Democrat, 30 November 2001
Maude E. Reed, 87, Osceola, died Thursday, November 29, 2001, at Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. She was a retired medical receptionist. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, December 1, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, with burial in Osceola Cemetery.

REED, Sharon Ilene 
Clinton Daily Democrat, 29 February 2002
Sharon Ilene Reed, 64, Appleton City, died Thursday, February 28, 2002, at Ellett Memorial Hospital, Appleton City. She is survived by her husband, Glen H. Reed MD, of the home; one son, Marcus Reed, Appleton City; two daughters, Stephanie Johnson, Blue Springs, and Onna Pohlman, Lee's Summit; six grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 4, at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, with burial in Appleton City Cemetery.

REED, Yvonne Gladys Medearis 
Clinton Daily Democrat, 22 March 2004
Yvonne (Evon) Gladys Medearis Reed, a lifelong resident of Appleton City, was born December 31, 1918, in Diamond, Missouri. She died Thursday morning, March 4, 2004, in Paola, Kansas, at North Point Skilled Nursing Center at the age of 85 years. She was the daughter of Joseph Cross Medearis and Gladys Matilda Keifer Medearis. She married Earnest Loyd Reed on January 3, 1937, in Osceola. To this union four children were born, Bessie Marie, Earnest Leroy, Joe Jimmy and Donna Lee. She was a devoted mother, always placing the needs of her family first. She was known as a person with diverse talents, such as quilting, sewing, painting, gardening and many more. In 1956, she and Earnest started Reed's Dari Burg which they operated for 17 years. For years, the Dari Burg served as a local teen hangout. Yvonne was baptized and became a member of the First Baptist Church of Appleton City in 1953. Mrs. Reed was preceded in death by her husband; her daughter, Bessie Marie; her parents; stepmother and two brothers, Ray and Ralph Medearis. Survivors include her brother Wilbur Medearis and sister, Wanda Williams; children, Earnest LeRoy, Joe Jimmy and donna Lee; her 12 grandchildren, Randy, Ron, Joe, Rick, Russ, Kimberly, Melanie, Liza, Scott, Christina, Matthew and Gari Dawn; her 13 great-grandchildren, Dustin, Heather, Jody Schell, Kasey, Brittany, Courtney, Bryan, Madeline, Derek, Audrey, Alyssa, Valerie and Ashley; two great-great-grandchildren, Xavier and Esabelle; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews.

REESE, Evan Dale
Clinton Daily Democrat, 7 November 2003
Evan D. Reese, 75, Osceola, a retired purchasing agent for heating/air conditioning business, died Wednesday, November 5, 2003, at Truman Lake Manor, Lowry City. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, Saturday, November 8. Burial will be in Iconium Cemetery.

REESE, Sterling Wallace
St. Clair County Courier, Friday, March 19, 2010
Sterling Wallace Reese was born May 10, 1930 in Lauderdale County, Tennessee to Lafayette Sterling and Edna Eurodis [Gitchell] Reese. He suffered from Alzheimer's disease for the past six years and now is with his Lord Jesus. He quit school at the sixth grade to pick cotton with his family, times were hard in those days and his help was needed. He was married to Delores Blackburn about five days before her 16th birthday. To this union six children were born; Larry, Mike, Carolyn, Terry, Connie and Mark. He moved to Oregon where he studied and got his GED when he was 34 years old and worked his way up the ranks at Weyerhaeuser and Company. He was married for 26 years and divorced. Wally was injured in an accident and retired. Soon he moved to Missouri and married Viola Kisner. He was preceded in death by his mother, father, brother Rhea Reese, sister Maxine Myhrvold and a young son Mark Edward. He is survived by his wife Viola, of the home, son Larry and wife Glenna, Carolyn and husband Arnie, Mike, Terry and wife Jackie, Connie and husband Bob. Also surviving are his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, five stepsons, Dale, Damon, Derek, Daniel and Dwayne Wallen, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Services were Saturday, March 3 at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Minister was Rev. Ken Doyle. Music by Richard Sunderwirth, soloist, and Gail Ingle, pianist
Final disposition was cremation. Interment at Iconium Cemetery.  Arrangements by Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

REESE, Virginia M.
Clinton Daily Democrat, February 1994
Mrs. Virginia M. Reese, 83, of Lowry City, died Sunday, February 13, 1994 at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. She was born in Mokane, Mo. She had lived in Lowry City the past 25 years. Survivors include her husband, Floyd E. Reese of the home; two stepsons, Carl and Don Reese of Kansas City; three step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 15, 1994 at 3:30 p.m. at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery near Brownington.

REEVES, Adrian F. "Moses"
Kansas City Star, 15 February 2005
Adrian F. "Moses" Reeves, 83, Osceola, MO, formerly of Kansas City, MO, passed away February 12, 2005, at his daughter's home in Sugar Creek, MO. He was born March 23, 1921, in Kansas City, MO, to Sam and Beatrice (Young) Reeves. Adrian was a tile setter for many years and then retired from the City of Independence. He was a WWII veteran and a lifetime member of VFW Post 4197. He was united in marriage to Mary (Pat) Norman on March 23, 1949. Survivors include his wife Pat, of the home; two sons, John Reeves, Osceola, MO, Friedham Kukfal, Munich, Germany; daughter Bea Bentley, Sugar Creek, MO; brother Harold Reeves; seven grandchildren, Stephanie Aurora, Richard Bentley, Steve Bentley, Stephen Kukral, Melissa Beach, Adrienne Irish, Sean Reeves; 10 great-grandchildren, Dillon, Dalton, Eric, Brittany, Raven, Tracy, Makayla, Paige, Madison, Austin. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 16 at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, MO, with burial in Macedonia Cemetery under direction of Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Family suggests contributions to Southern Care Hospice, 1225 N. Jessie James Rd., Suite B, Excelsior Springs, MO, 64024. (Arr. Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, 1-800-775-8135).

REEVES, Harold Frederick
St. Clair County Courier, Friday, 9 May 2008
Harold Frederick Reeves was born Feb. 4, 1925 to Sam and Bea Reeves and passed away May 3, 2008 at his home in Kansas City North. Harold was a proud member of the Hoisting and Portable Engineers Local 101. He loved his work and was called upon by many for his expertise and integrity, working well into his "retirement" years. He had a passion for fishing and gardening, again sought out by others for his old fashioned and keen knowledge. Harold always had a willing smile and a hug for his friends and loved ones, making each feel special.
His parents, brothers, Edward "Gene" Reeves and Adrian "Moses"Reeves and a sister, Helen Mainard, preceded Harold in death. He is survived by his loving wife, Ruth Ann Reeves and ten children; Doyle Reeves and Rick Reeves of Kennewick, Wash., Nancy Lewis of Blackfoot, Idaho, Kelly Breshears of Liberty, Frankie Breshears of Kearney, Carol Beals of Parkville, Neal Breshears of Gladstone, Elaine Breshears of Kansas City, Anita Gunn of Bethany and Norman breshears of Half Moon Bay, Calif., as well as several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to John and Diana Reeves for all the love and kindness they gave during Harold's illness. Services were held Monday, May 5 at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Officiated by Reverend Curtis Owen. Music selected to play was "On the Wings of a Dove, " I saw the Light" amd "From a Jack to a King". Casketbearers were Doyle Reeves, Fred Reeves, Kelly Breshears, Frankie Breshears, Norman Breshears and John Reeves. Interment was in Macedonia Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

REID, Lowell O.
Springfield News-Leader, 14 March 2006
Lowell O. Reid, 87, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, formerly of Springfield, died Sunday, March 12, 2006, at Muskogee Regional Medical Center. He was born November 24, 1918, to William and Annie (Little) Reid in Wentworth, Missouri. Lowell graduated from Pierce City High School in Pierce City, Missouri. He continued his education taking IBM Computer Training in Kansas City, Missouri. In his teen years, Lowell ran a feed mill and grain elevator in Wentworth before his adventurous spirit took him to New Mexico, where he worked on a ranch. He returned to Missouri, and on November 29, 1941, married Jennie Hull, his high school sweetheart, at Springfield, Missouri. Then Lowell went to work at the railroad. During World War II, he worked on a munitions camp near Kansas City. Following the birth of their first child, Lowell and Jennie moved to Miami, where he went to work for Griffin Grocery Company, later transferring to Joplin. In 1958, they moved to Muskogee, where he continued his 43 years of service with Griffin's until his retirement in 1987, as Data Processing Manager. Lowell's life exemplified love, devotion and commitment. He and his wife of 64 years are the subjects o fa book, Lives Interlaced. Lowell was preceded in death by his sister, Julia Mae Reid, and a grandson, Chris Chaney. He is survived by his wife, Jennie, of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Don and Sue Reid of Muskogee; two daughters and sons-in-law, Dee and Wayne Coffman of Lynnville, Tenn., and Jan and Carroll Bolinger of Muskogee; seven grandchildren, Sherry Dunkelberger of Broken Arrow, Susan Mathis and her husband, Lyle, of Sallisaw, Crystal Sacra and her husband, Ryan, of Tulsa, Gregg Bolinger and his wife, Candace, of Kansas City, Mo., Gina Jandreau and her husband, Robert, of Mt. Pleasant, Tenn., Kevin Chaney and his wife, Tunisia, of Summertown, Tenn.; 15 great-grandchildren; one brother, William A. Reid, of Duenweg, Mo.; and many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at the First Baptist Church Chapel in Muskogee with Rev. Don Jones officiating. Interment will follow in Greenhill Cemetery. Members of Lowell's Sunday School class will be pallbearers. Funeral service arrangements are under the direction of Foster-Petering Funeral Home in Muskogee, Okla.

REID, Mildred B. Heinson
St. Clair County Courier, 17 November 2006
February 3, 1923 - November 8, 2006. Mildred B. Heinson Reid was born Feb. 3, 1923, in Wyandotte County, Kansas to Floyd C. Heinson and Anna M. Herold Heinson, the eighth of 13 children. She died Nov. 8, 2006, in Lowry City. In 1934, at age 11, she met her best friend and the love of her life, Earl C. Reid. They married Jan. 22, 1943. To this union two daughters were born. Mildred started working in a mattress factory at age 11, worked for North American during the war, adn went on to be a coat and suit cutter for Louis Walter and Company in Kansas City, retiring in 1968. She was teh only woman in the cutters union. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She was preceded ind eath by her husband of 54 years, Earl; four of her six brothers, Willie, Bill, Irvin and George Heinson; five of her six sisters, Ruby Taylor, Nettie Craft, Elsie Morris, Anne Williams and Irene Cook Strain. She is survived by her daughters Erlene Nall and her husband, Warren, of the home, Malinda Lysinger and her husband, Bill; her sister, Betty Stinson and her husband, Archie, Overland Park, Kan.; two brothers, Floyd Heinson and his wife, Phillis, Kansas City, Kan., and Leo Heinson and his wife, Betty, McAllen, Texas; 11 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; four great great grandchldren; many other loving relatives, nieces, nephews and friends. Graveside services were Monday, Nov. 13, at the Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, with Harvey Beach officiating. Casketbearers were Texas Nall, Kirk Schussler, Earl Irvin, Leslie Carpenter, William Hein and Woodvul Crowder. Interment was in the Appleton Cemetery, Appleton City, under the direction of Hill and Son Funeral Home, Appleton City. Memorials may be made to the Missouri School for the Deaf, 505 E. 5th St., Fulton, Mo., 65251. February 3, 1923 - November 8, 2006

REID, Mildred B. Heinson
Kansas City Star, 12 November 2006
Mildred B. Reid, 83, of Lowry City, Mo., formerly of Shawnee, Kan., passed away Wednesday, November 8, 2006. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday, November 13, at Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, Mo. Visitation will be 1011 a.m. Monday at the Hill & Son Funeral Home in Appleton City. Memorial contributions may be made to the Missouri School for the Deaf, 505 E. 5th St., Fulton, MO 65251. Mildred B. Heinson Reid was born on February 3, 1923, in Wyandotte County, Kan., to Floyd C. and Anna M. Herold Heinson, the eighth of 13 children, and died on November 8, 2006, in Lowry City, Mo. In 1934, at age 11, she met her best friend and the love of her life, Earl C. Reid. They married January 22, 1943. To this union, two daughters were born. Mildred started working in a mattress factory at age 11, worked for North American during the war, and went on to be a coat and suit cutter for Louis Walter & Co. in Kansas City, Mo., retiring in 1968. She was the only woman in the cutters union. Mother was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Earl, four of her six brothers, Willie, Bill, Irvin and George Heinson, five of her six sisters, Ruby Taylor, Nettie Craft, Elsie Morris, Anne Williams and Irene Cook Strain. She is survived by her daughters Erlene Nall and husband Warren of the home, Malinda Lysinger and husband Bill; her sister Betty Stinson and husband Archie, of Overland Park, Kan.; two brothers, Floyd Heinson and wife Phillis of Kansas City, Kan., and Leo Heinson and wife Betty of McAllen, Texas; 11 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren, and many other loving relatives, nieces, nephews and friends.

REID, Mildred B. Heinson
Clinton Daily News, November 2006
Mildred B. Heinson Reid was born February 3, 1923 in Wyandotte County, Kansas to Floyd C. Heinson and Anna M. Herold Heinson, the 8th of 13 children and died November 8, 2006 in Lowry City, Missouri. In 1934 at age 11, she met her best friend and the love of her life, Earl C. Reid. They married January 22, 1943. To this union two daughters were born. Mildred started working in a mattress factory at age 11, worked for North American during the war, and went on to be a coat and suit cutter for Louis Walter & Company in Kansas City, Missouri, retiring in 1968. She was the only woman in the cutters union. Mother was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 yrs, Earl, four of her six brothers, Willie, Bill, Irvin and George Heinson; five of her six sisters, Ruby Taylor, Nettie Craft, Elsie Morris, Anne Williams and Irene Cook Strain. She is survived by her daughters Erlene Nall and husband Warren of the home, Malinda Lysinger and husband Bill; her sister Betty Stinson and husband Archie, of Overland Park, Kansas; two brothers, Floyd Heinson and wife Phillis of Kansas City, Kansas and Leo Heinson and wife Betty of McAllen, Texas; 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, many other loving relatives, nieces nephews and friends.

REID, Mildred B. Heinson
Hill  & Son Funeral Home
Mildred B. Heinson Reid was born February 3, 1923 in Wyandotte County, Kansas to Floyd C. Heinson and Anna M. Herold Heinson, the 8th of 13 children and died November 8, 2006 in Lowry City, Missouri. In 1934 at age 11, she met her best friend and the love of her life, Earl C. Reid. They married January 22, 1943. To this union two daughters were born. Mildred started working in a mattress factory at age 11, worked for North American during the war, and went on to be a coat and suit cutter for Louis Walter & Company in Kansas City, Missouri, retiring in 1968. She was the only woman in the cutters union. Mother was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 yrs, Earl, four of her six brothers, Willie, Bill, Irvin and George Heinson; five of her six sisters, Ruby Taylor, Nettie Craft, Elsie Morris, Anne Williams and Irene Cook Strain. She is survived by her daughters Erlene Nall and husband Warren of the home, Malinda Lysinger and husband Bill; her sister Betty Stinson and husband Archie, of Overland Park, Kansas; two brothers, Floyd Heinson and wife Phillis of Kansas City, Kansas and Leo Heinson and wife Betty of McAllen, Texas; 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, many other loving relatives, nieces nephews and friends.  Graveside services: Appleton City Cemetery Appleton City, Missouri.  Monday, November 13, 2006, 11:00 a.m. Minister: Harvey Beach.  Visitation: Hill & Son Funeral Home Appleton City, Missouri.  Monday, November 13, 2006, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Interment: Appleton City Cemetery Appleton City, Missouri. Memorial: Missouri School for the Deaf 505 E. 5th St., Fulton, Missouri 65251.

REIFSTICK, Pearl Knoch
Appleton City Journal, 6 March 1980
Pearl Reifstick - Mrs. Pearl Reifstick, 84, formerly of Bolivar, Mo., passed away early Tuesday morning, Feb. 26, at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola after a long illness. Graveside services were held Friday, February 29, 1980 at 2:30 p.m. at the Waverly Cemetery in Waverly, Mo. Under the direction of the Goodrich Funeral Home of Osceola, Mo. Pearly Ann Knoch was born September 15, 1894 in Benton County, Mo. to M. K. and Martha Wilson Knoch. Her early life was spent in the Benton County area. In July of 1916 she was married to Phillip Ussery. To this union three children were born. She also had 5 step-children from this marriage. Phillip preceded her in death on November 28, 1951. In February of 1953 she was united in marriage to Lall Reifstick. He preceded her in death in 1964. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Clara Stahlschmidt of California, Mo., and Mrs. Jan Gentry of Osceola, Mo.; one son, Walter Ussery of Bolivar, Mo.; two step-daughters, Addie Tubbs of St. Louis, Mo., and Hazel Wilson of Southgate, Calif.; ten grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren.

RENFROW, Leona Ruth Bourland
St. Clair County Courier, 1 December 2006
Leona Ruth Renfrow was born June 13, 195 in Chalk Level to William Edward and Vera Clanin Bourland. She passed away Nov. 21, 2006 at Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City. Leona was raised in the Lowry City area and went to school in Lowry City. In 1943 she married William Kenneth Renfrow. They made their home in Kansas City, Kan. where they lived for 42 years. In 1982 they moved from Kansas City to Appleton City.
Leona was preceded in death by her parents, William and Vera Bourland and her sister, Viola Gress. She is survived by her son, Charles William Renfrow and his wife, Shirley of Lowry City; one nephew, Roger D. Gress of Rockville and one niece, Diana Reppenger of Cocoa, Fla.; five grandchildren, Kim Jeffrey of Ozark, Ark., Sam Stark of Kansas City, Kan., James Stark of La Cygne, Kan., Theresa Swisher of La Cygne, Kan. and Tabatha Teufler of Olathe, Kan.; 15 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. Services were held Nov. 29 at 11 a.m. at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Officiated by Rev. Kent Bourland. Music selection was "Peace In the Valley", "Precious Lord Take My Hand" and "His Name is Wonderful" played by Mike Jamison, accompanist and Vera Bourland and Linda Jamison, vocalist. Casketbearers were R.T. Gress, Jimmy Stark, Delbert Burrow, Sean Teufler, Sam Stark and Joshua Foster. Honorary casketbearers were Roger Gress, Junior Ripperger and Earl Swisher. Interment was in Lowry City Cemetery. Arrangements made by Sheldon-Goodrich Funeal Home in Osceola.

RENFROW, Shirley Berniece Crowder
St. Clair County Courier, Friday, 14 November 2008
Shirley Berniece [Crowder] Renfrow was born July 11, 1952 in Appleton City to Woodvul C. and Patty L. [Vantellman] Crowder. She passed away Nov. 7, 2008 at  Sac-Osage Hospital, Osceola at 56 years and three months of age. Shirley accepted Christ as her Savior at an early age. She attended Appleton City High School and graduated in 1970. Shirley worked for Rival Manufacturing for 31 years and Schreiber Manufacturing for three years. On August 17, 1973, Shirley was united in marriage to Charles William Renfrow in Appleton City by Rev. Clyde Merriman. Shirley was preceded in death by her grandparents, John C. and Florence Vantellman and James D. and Margaret Crowder. She is survived by her loving husband, Charles, of the home; her parents, Woodvul and Patty L. Crowder; sister, Wanda L. Barnes and husband Ronnie and their children, Andrew David and Jennifer Leann Barnes; sister, Dee Ann Campbell and husband Timothy James; other relatives and many friends. Services were held Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Lowry City, Missouri. Ministers were Rev. Jeff Ferguson and Rev. Kent Bourland. Music by Rev. Kent Bourland and David and Velda Andes. Casketbearers: Jim Smith, Scott Bilderback, Loren, Kelle Mayle, Jeff Swain and Joel Carl.
Interment followed at Lowry City Cemetery. Arrangements by Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

RENO, Charles Hampton
Clinton Daily Democrat, 14 December 2001
Charles H. Reno, 78, Collins, died Wednesday, December 12, 2001, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. He was retired from the Missouri Highway Department. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, December 15, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial will be in Osceola Cemetery.

REPLOGLE, Daniel Samuel
Daniel Replogle, age 17y 8m 10d, came here with his parents from Macon County, Illinois about five weeks ago. A party on Saturday last, went with a seine fishing in the Osage at or near the Upper end Crow Island, one mile below Osceola. Daniel intended to pass around the end of the seine and sank in about seven feet of water, some 75 feet from shore. It is supposed he took the cramp, as he was an excellent swimmer. The body was recovered and buried Sunday, May 10.

RESER, J.R.
St. Clair County Courier, 23 June 2006
J.R. Reser, age 85, Osceola, passed away Saturday morning June 17, 2006 at  his home. He was born on March 11, 1921, in Urbana, the son of Frank James and Goldina Ann Pippin Reser. He grew up in Urbana and graduated from Urbana High School in 1939. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in Business Administration. While at the University of Missouri he was a member of the Phi-Kappa-Sigma Fraternity and a long time supporter of the University where he was a member of the Jefferson Club and founder of the Press Box for the Mizzou Tigers. He entered the United States Army as a 2nd Lieutenant and served overseas in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. He was honorably discharged as a Major from active service to his country. J.R. came to Osceola where he owned and operated Darby-Reser Ford for 46 years and owned the Osceola Abstract Company for several years. On January 26, 1960, he married Inez Lane and they made their home in Osceola their entire married life. He was active in his community, serving as board member of St. Clair County State Bank and later elected as chairman of the board. He also served as a board member of Kansas City Bank and Trust. He was a 36 year member of the American Legion Post #618 of Osceola, Grace United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge #273 of Osceola, 50 year member Scottish Rite Valley of Kansas City, and a 50 year member Abou Ben Adhem Shrine of Springfield and a past member of the Rotary Club of Osceola and Osceola Chamber of Commerce. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, John Reser; and an infant sister. J.R. is survived by his wife, Inez, of the home; one daughter, Cindy Reser, of Springfield; a sister, Fran Teeters of Springfield; one nephew and four nieces. J.R. was a true gentleman and a generous person. He was always giving to his family and friends, whom will miss him dearly.
Services were Tuesday, June 20 in the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Officiation was by Rev. Fred Stevens. The music selection played was, "Amazing Grace" and "Love Lifted Me" performed by Richard Sunderwirth and Gail Ingle. Casketbearers were Jim Brownlee, Ron Sewell, Gene Williams, Harold Fugate, Bernard Cone and Tony Paugoulatas. Honorary casketbearers were Buck Leiber, Jerry Lewis, Zip Miller and Larry Brownlee. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery, Bolivar, with Military Honors. Arrangements were made by Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

RESER, J.R.
News Leader, 18 June 2006
J.R. Reser, age 85, of Osceola, Missouri, passed away Saturday morning in his home. He was born on March 11, 1921, in Urbana, Missouri, the son of Frank James and Goldina Ann (Pippin) Reser. He grew up in Urbana and graduated from Urbana High School in 1939. He graduated from the University of Missouri Columbia with a degree in Business Administration. While at the University of Missouri, he was a member of the Phi-Kappa-Sigma Fraternity and a long time supporter of the University, where he was a member of the Jefferson Club, and founder of the Press Box for the Mizzou Tigers. He entered the United States Army as a 2nd Lieutenant and served overseas in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. He was honorably discharged as a Major from active service to his country. J.R. came to Osceola where he owned and operated Darby-Reser Ford for 46 years and owned the Osceola Abstract Company for several years. On January 26, 1960, he married Inez Lane, and they made their home in Osceola their entire married lives. He was active in his community, serving as board member of St. Clair County State Bank and later elected as Chairman of the Board. He also served as a board member of Kansas City Bank and Trust. He was a 36 year member of the American Legion Post #618 of Osceola, Grace United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge #273 of Osceola, 50 year member Scottish Rite Valley of Kansas City, and a 50 year member Abou Ben Adhem Shrine of Springfield, Missouri, and a past member of the Rotary Club of Osceola and Osceola Chamber of Commerce. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, John Reser; and an infant sister. J.R. is survived by his wife, Inez, of the home; one daughter, Cindy Reser, of Springfield; a sister, Fran Teeters of Springfield; one nephew and four nieces. J.R. was a true gentleman and a generous person. He was always giving to his family and friends, whom will miss him dearly. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, 2006, in the Sheldon Goodrich chapel, Osceola. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Bolivar. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church, Osceola.

REYNOLDS, L.E. “Gene”
Clinton Daily Democrat, 17 January 2003
L. E. "Gene" Reynolds, 85, Collins, died Wednesday morning, January 15, 2003. He was born near Gerster in St. Clair County on April 1, 1917, son of George and Jewel Reynolds. He was a veteran of World War II, having served as a scout on the Australian and New Guinea fronts and received a Purple Heart. He was an active member of and leader in the Collins Christian Church and formerly a member of the Deepwater Christian Church where he served as an elder for many years. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Rita June, and two sisters, Verlas Aldridge and Wilma Green. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Hazel; two sons, Walter Reynolds and his wife Mary Ann, Clewiston, Florida, David Reynolds and his wife Janice, Springfield; six grandchildren, Joanna Daniels, Tucson, Arizona, Keith Reynolds, Phoenix, Arizona, Jason Reynolds, Warsaw, Megan Kilmer and Juli Reynolds, Springfield and Jared Reynolds, Columbia; three great-grandchildren, Kara Reynolds, Austin Reynolds, and Tristan Daniels; two brothers, Gerald Reynolds, Hillsboro, Texas, and Cleo Reynolds, Raymore, many nieces and nephews and numerous friends. Services will be Saturday, January 18, 10 a.m., at the Collins Christian Church, with Rev. Gary Strickland officiating. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery in Clinton.

REYNOLDS, Vernon C.
Clinton Daily Democrat, 19 February 2004
Vernon C. Reynolds, 85, Ozark and formerly of Rockville, died Tuesday, February 17, at Ozark Nursing and Care Center, Ozark. He was a retired bus driver. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, February 20, in the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery.

RHOADS, Lovell Marie Todd
Clinton Daily Democrat, 12 August 2003
At the age of 93, Lovell Marie Rhoads died Thursday, July 17, 2003, at Golden Valley Hospital. The daughter of Bert E. and Stella Miller Todd, Lovell was born June 10, 1910, in St. Clair County. Lovell was a lifelong Clinton resident and member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton for more than 60 years. She retired from the Clinton School District in 1980 and went on to donate her time as a volunteer for the Samaritan Center and Golden Valley Hospital. Lovell was also a longtime member of the Past Nobel Grand Rebekah Lodge in Clinton. She is survived by her children, four sons, James L. Rhoads of Carbondale, Illinois, Harold H. Rhoads of Blue Springs, Ray A. Rhoads of Pleasant Hill and Robert L. Rhoads of Clinton, and one daughter, Pamela S. Mitchell of Clinton, as well as 18 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Lovell was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Howard G. Rhoads; daughter, Katherine Rhoads; sister, Dessie Fay Todd; brother, James Cecil Todd, and grandson, Phillip Lyle Rhoads. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Saturday, July 19, 10 a.m., with Dr. Randy Shipman officiating. Pallbearers were Blaine Grider, Dustin Rhoads, Ronald Schultz, Reggie Supulver, Taylor Rhoads and Stephen Rhoads. Burial was in the King's Prairie Cemetery, Osceola, under the direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton.

RICE, Betty Lee Grayer
El Dorado Sun
Betty Lee Rice, 77, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, formerly of Independence, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2001, at her home in Oklahoma City. Mrs. Rice was born April 10, 1924, to Kinzy and Darcy Grayer. She married Grant Rice on March 20, 1942. They moved to Oklahoma City in July of 1967. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Grant Rice, her daughter, Martha Picard, her parents, her sister, Norma Hightower, her brother, Kinzy Grayer, Jr., her grandson, Paul Prater, a great-granddaughter, Tonya Turner, and a great-grandson, Collin Livings. Her survivors include her three sons, David Rice, Yukon, Oklahoma, and Mark and Kevin Rice, Both of Oklahoma City; five daughters, Trudy Turner, Leeton, Mo, Lana Downey, Independence, Mary Bennett, Las Vegas, Nevada, Susan Prater, Independence and Betty Blake, Riverside, Ohio; her sisters, Darcy [Mickey] Temple, Mary Huffman, Martha Parker and Virginia Pate; 25 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Sheldon Funeral Home, 2111 st., Highway 32, ElDorado Springs, MO. Burial will be at the Taberville Cemetery, Taberville, MO. Arrangements were made by Sheldon Funeral Home. Friends can visit from 12 until 8 p.m. Sunday at the Baggerly South Funeral Home, 5708 S. Western, Oklahoma City.

RICE, Glen E.
Hill & Son Funeral Home, LLC, Appleton City, Missouri
Glen E. Rice, March 21, 1928 - June 25, 2008. Glen E. Rice, son of Arthur and Audrey (Beard) Rice, was born in Ohio, Missouri March 21, 1928. He passed away June 25, 2008 at his home in Appleton City, Missouri at 80 years of age. He lived in the Appleton City area most of his life. Glen spent many hours working on the farm. He also worked as a heavy equipment operator for the Peabody Coal Company for 17 years. Glen took pride in being a member of the United Mine Workers of America trade union. He was saved in Christ through his baptism at the Ohio Christian Church. Glen was united in marriage to Clara Williamson on December 25, 1951. To this union three children were born: son Gary; daughter Glenda and son Terry. After Clara passed away Glen married Laura Wilkerson March 21, 1991. Glen loved spending time with his friends and family and also enjoyed camping and fishing. Mr. Rice was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Clara and second wife Laura; brother Gene Rice; his daughter-in-law Cynthia Rice; and an infant son Edward. Survivors include his three children: Gary Rice and companion Michele of Clinton, Missouri; daughter Glenda Gilliland and husband Donald of Lebanon, Missouri; and son Terry Rice and companion Chris of Minden Iowa; sister Wilma Foster of Montrose, Missouri; several grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Graveside service: Appleton City Cemetery Appleton City, Missouri Saturday, June 28, 2008 2:00 PM. Minister: Reverend Bob Fenwick.
Memorial: Evelyn Brown Laney Hospice.

RICE, Kelly Gene
Hill & Son Funeral Home, LLC, Appleton City, Missouri
Kelly G. Rice, (August 16, 1957 - March 1, 2008)
Kelly Gene Rice, age 50, son of Charles Albert and Ila Mae (Greenwood) Rice, was born August 16, 1957 in Pittsburg, Kansas and passed away March 1, 2008 at his home in Appleton City, Missouri. Most of his life was spent in Pittsburg, Kansas and Nevada, Missouri before moving to Appleton City twelve years ago. Kelly attended the First Christian Church in Appleton City. He loved having his family around him, enjoyed fishing, camping and hunting, and had a wonderful collection of cookie jars. Preceding Kelly in death were his mother and ex-wife Alberta Rice. Survivors include his companion Nadine Richards of the home; his children, Kim Rice and Melissa Rice both of Coffeyville, Kansas, Charlie Rice, Roger Rice and Ila Rice all of Appleton City, Missouri; his father Charles Rice and wife Wanda of Cherokee, Kansas; one sister Becky Ross of Wichita, Kansas; one brother Craig Rice of Ft. Scott, Kansas; and seven grandchildren. Service: Hill & Son Funeral Home in Appleton City, Missouri on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. Minister: Reverend Tony Reynolds. Visitation: Hill & Son Funeral Home in Appleton City, Missouri on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Interment: Appleton City Cemetery in Appleton City, Missouri. Memorial: Family Love Fund.

RICE, Laura A. Wilkerson
El Dorado Sun, Thursday, April 17, 2008
Laura A. Rice - Laura A. Wilkerson Rice, 68, Appleton City, formerly of Osceola and Humansville, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Thursday, April 10, 2008, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, In Clinton. Laura was born Sept. 13, 1939, on the H. Roe Bartle Ranch, Osceola, the first of four children of George E. and Margueriette (Brown) Wilkerson. She was saved and baptized at an early age, at the Baptist Church of Gerster.
She enjoyed family, camping, fishing, playing cards and friends. She lived most of her life within a 50 miles radius of her birth, except for her time in Kansas City. Laura was always very independent, and always hard working, taking care of herself and family. She worked many years as a waitress; her final years of waitressing were at R & S Truck Stop, in Collins. Later, she worked in the nursing home in Appleton City. On March 21, 2001, Laura was united in marriage to her life-mate, Glen E. Rice. They first lived in Collins and then El Dorado Springs before moving to their home in Appleton. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Dale Lee Roberts; daughter, Tina Anne (Powelson) Reyes; and son-in-law, David Reyes. She is survived by her husband, Glen E. Rice, of the home; a niece, Leslie Anne Wilkerson, Benton; two step-sons, Gary Rice and friend, Michelle – Tightwad, Terry Rice – Minden, IA; step-daughter, Glenda and husband, Don Gilland – Lebanon; brother, Everette Bud Wilkerson and companion, Selma L. Martin – Collins; sister-in-law Opal Wilkerson – Collins; brother, Kenneth Wilkerson and wife, Debbie – Flemington; sister, Roberta Brigaer – Fair Play; grandson, Chad Allen Reyes – Kansas City; great-niece, Chelsey Tallman; great-nephew, Trevor Barker; and many other nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, other family and many friends. Services were Sunday, April 13, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, in Osceola, with Rev. Bob Fenwick officiating. Music was provided by Chris Heiserman, soloist, accompanied by Gail Ingle. Casketbearers were – Gary Rice, Leslie Wilkerson, Dwayne Rice, Terry Rice, Teresa Ackerman and Mark Ackerman. Honorary Casketbearers were – Chelsey Talburn, Dalen Snyder, Connie Snyder and Kylie Ackerman. Interment was in Harper Cemetery under direction of Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral – Osceola.

RICE, William Augustus
St. Clair County Courier, 4 March 2005
William Augustus Rice, was born Feb. 25, 1935, to George and Gertrude Rice at Dedrick and was the youngest sibling. He passed away Feb. 23, 2005, at his home in Osecola, at the age of 69 years. Bill was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister; one brother, Grant Rice; and his sister, Ellen Greer. He is survived by two brothers and their wives, Don and June Rice of South Bend, Ind., and Ray and Sue Rice of Taberville; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, with Dr. Larry Ruse officiating. Music selections were "Amazing Grace", "Over the Sunset Mountain", "When the Roll is Called Up Yonder", "How Great Thou Art", "In the Garden", "Old Rugged Cross", and "It is Well With My Soul". Casketbearers were the nephews.
Burial was in the Taberville Cemetery under the direction of the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home in Osceola.

RICE, William Augustus
Kansas City Star, 24 February 2005
William A. Rice, 69, Osceola, MO, died Feb. 23, 2005, at his home. Services, Sat., Feb. 26, 2 p.m., at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial with military honors, Taberville Cemetery, Taberville, under direction of SheldonGoodrich Funeral home. Visitation, 1-2 p.m., Saturday, at the funeral home.

RICHARDSON, Derwood Raymond
Clinton Daily Democrat, September 1998
Derward Raymond Richardson was born February 1, 1918, near Lowry City, to Raymond and Pearl Rosebaugh Richardson. On August 2, 1941, he married Ida Marie Stokes. To this union two children were born, Ellis Ray Richardson of Overland Park, Kansas, and Cherry Marie Thornton of Crystle Lake, Illinois. He is survived by two grandsons, J. Scott Richardson of Overland Park, Kansas, and David Ray Richardson of Edgerton, Kansas; one brother, Jack Richardson of Sheridan, Texas, and nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were one granddaughter, Lorrie Ann Richardson and two sisters, Irene McMillian and Wanda Cavanaugh. Derward was a member of the Christian Church and served in the Navy during WWII. He lived and worked as a journeyman carpenter, building homes in and around Kansas City. He was a member of Carpenters Local #61 more than 50 years. He worked with a Boy Scout troop as a camp director. Derward enjoyed working with his hands, building, planting and tending his bee hives. He enjoyed his country home near Cleveland, Mo., before moving back to Clinton. Late in the evening with his wife and old dog, Andy, he loved to stroll around to see how everything was doing. To him it was the perfect ending to the day. Funeral services were held at the Sickman-Dunning Chapel on Tuesday, September 15. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery with grandsons and nephews J. Scott Richardson, David Richardson, John Waugh, James Stokes, Daniel Stokes and Michael Stokes serving as pall bearers.

RICHESON, Abel Harden
Clinton, Missouri newspaper, October 1927
Abel Harden Richeson, son of Matt and Rose Richeson, was born in St. Clair County, Mo., September 27th, 1894, and died at the home of his father in Brownington, November 10, 1927, age 33 years, 1 month and 13 days. Abel had heart trouble last July, which later developed into dropsy, bringing on the end about 11 o'clock Thursday evening. He spent his entire life in the home with his parents. The first years were spent in St. Clair County. They later moved to Bates County, where they resided eight years. They moved into Brownington, however, about nine years ago, where they have continued to reside. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Matt Richeson; three brothers and six sisters as follows: Geo. Richeson of Pittsburg, Kans.; Mrs. Artie McGlade, Deepwater; Mrs. Elmer Lakey of Avondale, Mo.; Mrs. Emery Lopp, of Caney, Kansas.; Leo Sterling (Joe) Richeson, Deepwater; John, Sena, Bertha and Jocie, all of the home. Abel was converted at the Walker meetings at Clinton, some three years ago, and soon afterwards joined the Baptist church at Brownington, which relation he held faithful until the time of his death. The funeral services were held at the Brownington Baptist church, Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Briggs, of Deepwater, and the body was tenderly laid to rest in the Brownington cemetery near by, to await the resurrection of the dead.

RICHESON, Estell E.
Clinton Daily Democrat, 16 February 2004
Estell "Red" E. Richeson, 100, Lowry City, a retired MFA grain mill grinder, died Saturday, February 14, 2004, at Truman Lake Manor, Lowry City. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Monday, February 16, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

RICHESON, Sabra Rosbrugh
Clinton Daily Democrat, June 1997
Sabra (Rosbrugh) Richeson was born November 26, 1891, and died June 14, 1997, in Girard, Illinois, at 105 years of age. She was born near Taberville, the youngest of four children of William S. Rosbrugh, Sr. and Sarah Elizabeth (Allison) Rosbrugh. Sabra, with her family, regularly worshipped God in the Mt. Zion Methodist Church near their farm house. Her grandparents helped build the church which still stands and continues to be used for Christian worship each Sunday. Sabra professed faith in Christ at the age of nine and became a member. At age six she started attending the rural Hoover School near her home. As a late teenager she continued her education at the Appleton City Academy and Warrensburg State Teachers College. She was a school teacher in the one-room rural schools for four winters before marriage. May 9, 1916, she married Willard Richeson with the wedding conducted in the same house where she was born. They made their home on the St. Clair-Henry County line in rural Deepwater. Sabra built her home on her faith in God and attended the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church with her husband, Willard, and his family. Willard's father, Wood Richeson, helped his father, brothers and uncle's family build the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church building. This building still has a group of worshipers meeting there each Sunday. Both buildings stand as a monument of God's grace and the faithfulness of His children. Sabra loved to teach children, always a Sunday school teacher and for several years had a Bible club in her home for the neighborhood children. She taught in vacation Bible school the last time during the summer when she was 100 years old. Sabra was preceded in death by her husband; her brothers, John and William Jr., and her sister Alma. Survivors include her daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Skaggs of Girard, Illinois, and Mrs. Doris Hilty of Downey, California; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Deepwater, Wednesday, June 18, at 11 a.m. Hill & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Rev. Robert Reed officiated. Pallbearers were Leroy Meredith, Bob Hilte, Harvey Dunning, Larry Dunning, Dudley Wareham and Donald Howard. Burial was in Appleton City Cemetery.

RICHEY, Irvin Wayne
Clinton Daily Democrat, 1 June 2004
Funeral services for Irvin Wayne Richey, 64, Lowry City, will be Wednesday, June 2, at 4 p.m. at Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola, with burial in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Rockville.

RICHTER, Francis Leo
Clinton Daily Democrat, August 1992
Francis (Frank) Leo Richter, son of Ben H. and Johanna (Blomert) Richter was born May 15, 1921, at Montrose and died August 6, 1992, at Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City at the age of 71 years. He attended St. Mary's and Lookout schools. In his late teenage years he went to Iowa, where he worked on farms, helping feed cattle and working during the corn husking season. He came back to Kansas City and worked for a time at Cudahay meat packing plant. In August 1942 he entered the Army. He received the Philippines Liberation and Asiatic-Pacific Theater ribbons and two battle starts. He was honorably discharged on October 6, 1945. He was a charter member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Montrose. He was a member of the United Mine Workers Union. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. On April 7, 1947, he was united in marriage to Joan Swaters. To this union were born four sons, Michael, Daniel and Robert Richter, all of Montrose, also Paul Anthony Richter, who passed away February 16, 1976, at the age of 20 years. Frank worked as a coal miner for 40 years, having worked for Sinclair Coal, where he pulled drills with a team of large dapple gray horses. Then he worked at Zink's Coal Mine, and the Gus Anderson Coal Mine, both at Appleton City. In 1949 he began work at the Pioneer Mine at Appleton City, working there until the mine closed in 1964. In 1965 he went to work for Peabody Power Mine at Montrose, where he worked until his retirement in 1987. Although a miner, he never lost his love for farm life, and loved working with animals. He was a kind friend and loved to help others. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, three brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his wife, Joan; three sons; three grandchildren, Troy and Dawn Richter, Renee Simmermon, and beloved granddaughter-in-law, Troy's wife, Cheryl. A brother, Joe Richter, Tightwad; six sisters, Viola Daldrup, Holden, Marie Nass, Simi Valley, California, Catherine Putthoff and Fern Hake, both of Montrose, Ruth Atkins, Kansas City, and Marjorie Humphrey of Anchorage, Kentucky; also many nieces and nephews and several great- and great-great-nieces and nephews, and many friends. Rosary services were led by Father Jerry Wegenek Sunday, August 9, at 3 p.m. at the church. The funeral mass was celebrated by Father Wegenek Monday, August 10, at 3 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with burial in the St. Mary's Cemetery. He was given a full military funeral by members of the VFW. Pallbearers were Rodger Day, Sam Brownsberger, Bill Putthoff, Steve Swaters, James Hake and James Daldrup. Sickman-Dunning of Clinton was in charge of arrangements.

RICKER, Zilpha Mae Moulder
Hill & Son Funeral Home, LLC, Appleton City, Missouri
Zilpha Mae Ricker, November 6, 1912 - May 28, 2008. Zilpha Mae “Dick” Ricker, age 95, was born November 6, 1912 in Camden County, Missouri the fifth of eleven children born to Lonnie B. and Myrtle (Gerhardt) Moulder. She passed away May 28, 2008 at the Appleton City Manor Nursing Home in Appleton City, Missouri. Zilpha was born on the Big Niangua River prior to the flooding for the Lake of the Ozarks. Her family lived on a farm at the head of the Little Niangua River then due to the construction of the Lake of the Ozarks they moved to Dry Ridge north of Macks Creek. Zilpha graduated from the 8th grade from Arnhold School prior to moving to Macks Creek. She was baptized March 22, 1931 into the First Baptist Church in Macks Creek later attending church at Trinity United Methodist Church in Appleton City, Missouri. On March 6, 1932 Zilpha and Leon E. Ricker “Lonnie” were united in marriage in Bolivar, Missouri. They began their married life together on a farm near Macks Creek. Following their marriage Lonnie taught school for a year in Macks Creek before moving to Dry Ridge and he taught all of the other Moulder sisters. They moved back to Macks Creek when the schools were consolidated and they remained there until 1958 when they moved to Appleton City, Missouri. Zilpha was a home maker most of her early married life. After moving to Appleton City she worked outside the home at Browsberger’s and then for a little while at Cloverleaf Sewing Factory in Appleton City. Preceding Zilpha in death were her husband, their three children, Feaster Ricker, Geneva Mae Aulgur and Wendell Ricker, four sisters and three brothers. Survivors include three sisters, Florence Morgan of Camdenton, Missouri, Mayme Woodall and Fern Clemmons both of Macks Creek, Missouri, one son-in-law Charles Curtis Aulgur of Holt, Missouri, nine grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Service: First Baptist Church in Macks Creek, Missouri at 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 31, 2008. Minister: Reverend Lyle Mankey.  Appleton City Visitation at Hill & Son Funeral Home in Appleton City, Missouri on Friday, May 30, 2008 from 6:00 - 7:30 PM. Macks Creek Visitation: First Baptist Church in Macks Creek, Missouri on Saturday, May 31, 2008 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM. Interment: Macks Creek Cemetery in Macks Creek, Missouri. Memorial: Heartland Hospice.

RICKETT, Susan
Clinton, Missouri newspaper, 25 February 1899
Mrs. Susan Rickett died Feb. 13, 1899 at her son-in-law's, Henry Stewart, near Brownington. Born in Virginia Jan. 31, 1816; married to Wm. Rickett in 1838 and in 1859 she had her family came to Green County, Ohio where they lived until 1849 when they came to Illinois. In 1867 they moved to Henry County where she has lived since. Her husband died in Brownington in 1884. Nine children, six living - Alex of Cross Timbers; Mrs. John Plecker of Mt. Zion; Mrs. Hugh Bunch of near Lowry City; and Mesdames John Walters, Mary Hobbs and Henry Stewart of Brownington. She had a stroke of paralysis two years ago last summer from which she never fully recovered. She was always cheerful, happy and contented, never murmuring at any time. A member of the Baptist Church of Brownington for many years.

RIDGWAY, Charles Berton J.
Funeral Notice - Funeral services for the late Bert J. Ridgway, Will be held Tuesday, August 8, 1950 at 2 p.m.,
At Lee Funeral Home conducted by Rev. G.A. Moss. Interment at Mt. Zion Cemetery. Born: December 12, 1883; Died: August 5, 1950; Age: 66 years, 7 months, and 23 days.

RIDGWAY, Dorothea Elizabeth
Appleton City Journal, 30 December 1982
Graveside services for Dorothea Ridgway were held Friday, December 24, at 11 a.m., at the Appleton City Cemetery, under the direction of Fox Funeral Home of Cole Camp. Dorothea Ridgway was born in St. Clair County, Mo., July 14th, 1905. She died at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Cole Camp on December 21, 1982 at the age of 77 years. After the death of her parents, Miss Ridgway made her home with her sister, Sylvia Hough, in Appleton City before moving to Cole Camp. She never married. She was a member of Mt. Zion Methodist Church, east of Rockville, Mo. She is survived by her sister, Sylvia Hough, of Cole Camp and a great niece, Mrs. Joy Smith of Excelsior Springs, Mo., and a great nephew, Randel Kyle, of Overland Park, Ks.

RIDGWAY, Elva Wallace
Appleton City Journal, Thursday, 12 January 1928
Young Man Meets Accidental Death - Elva Wallace Ridgway, eldest son of Worth Ridgway, was instantly killed last Friday afternoon at the farm five miles southeast of Appleton City. He had taken a team and wagon to the field to gather some corn, also taking a shotgun along with him as he had frequently done before. No one was in sight of him when the discharge of the gun was heard at the house by his step-mother, and immediately after the team was heard running away, stopping at a fence near the house. Searchers soon found the body of the young man near where he had been at work. The position of the body led those who found it to believe that the team became frightened when the boy fired the gun at some object, and started to run away, and that Elva had tried to stop them and was run over and killed. The back of his head was badly bruised, and there were also bruises on the side of his face. Elva was born in St. Clair Co. near Appleton City, where he had lived all his life. He was a quiet, unassuming boy, and after his profession of faith in Christ, made at the tabernacle meeting here last fall, he united with the Baptist Church, and was faithful to the cause he espoused. His untimely death was a great shock to the entire community, and it was hard for his loved ones to become resigned to the fact that he was gone.
Funeral services were held at Appleton City Baptist Church Saturday afternoon, conducted by the pastor of the church, Rev. A.L. Collins, and the remains were laid to rest in City Cemetery. The boys Sunday School class, of which Elva was a member, acted as pallbearers and flower boys. The family has the sympathy of many friends in this time of sorrow.

RIDGWAY, Elva Wallace
Card of Thanks - We extend our sincere thanks to the numerous friends and neighbors who so generously aided and sympathized with us when death entered our home and took away our son and brother, Elva. Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Ridgway and Children.

RIDGWAY, Elva Wirth
Services Held Friday
Funeral services for Wirth Ridgway, 77, were held Friday, December 30, at the First Baptist Church in Appleton City, with Rev. William Moore and Rev. Joe Wix, Jr., officiating. "Blessed Assurance" and "Good Night Here, Good Morning Up There" were sung by Mrs. Lawrence Burns, accompanied by Mrs. Dave Huff at the organ. Pallbearers were Jim Bock, Marion Bock, Roy Reasoner, Claude D. Bock, Lynn Reasoner and C.W. Bauer. Interment was in Appleton City Cemetery under the direction of the Eckhoff Funeral Home. Elva Wirth Ridgway, son of Christofer Columbus (Lum) Ridgway and Nancy Elizabeth Underwood, was born August 14, 1889, near Appleton City and died December 28, 1966 at the age of 77 years, 4 months and 15 days. He lived most of his life in St. Clair County, with the exception of eight years he and his family lived in Henry County. He was the father of nine children. His eldest son, Elva, by a former marriage, was killed in an accident on the farm at the age of 15. On December 30, 1917 he was married to Miss Flo Paul and to this union eight children were born. An infant son and infant daughter died at birth. A grandson also passed away at birth. In 1916 he made profession of faith at the church in Johnson City. In 1932 he was baptized into the Appleton City Baptist Church with his wife who was a member there. When in Henry County he helped in a Sunday School at a school house. He was Superintendent there a few years then when coming to St. Clair County, he and his family helped to start a Sunday School at Spring Grove and was superintendent there a few years.
Mr. Ridgway was a friend to all and took much interest in his church and community and attended church regularly as long as he was able. He leaves his wife of the home; four sons, Joe, Holly Springs, Mississippi; Gene of Calhoun, James Lee, Harrisonville, Eddie of St. Louis; two daughters, Elaine Noble of Appleton City and Floee Lynch of Landcaster, California; five grandsons, six granddaughters, 1 great grandson and one brother, Arve Ridgway of Mission, Kansas, and a number of nieces and nephews. Mr. and Mrs. Ridgway would have celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary on December 30.

RIDGWAY, Ernest 
Appleton City Journal, 7 September 1978
Ernest Ridgway - Memorial rites were held for Ernest Ridgway of Modesto, Calif., August 21 at the Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel with interment in the Lakewood Memorial Park Cemetery. Ernest Everet Ridgway, second son of Marion and Nellie Allison Ridgway, was born December 28, 1903 in Rockville, Mo., and died August 17, 1978 in a retirement home in Modesto, Calif., following a lingering illness. He was 74. In 1926 he moved with the family to California. On February 1, 1928 he was united in marriage to Daisy Alice Dains in Reno, Nevada.

RIDGWAY, Flora Emeline Paul
Funeral Notice - Flo E. Ridgway, May 4, 1895 - January 8, 1978; Age: 82 Years, 8 Months, 4 Days. Services: First Baptist Church, Appleton City. Tuesday, January 10, 1978, 1:30 P.M. Minister: Rev. Paul Midgett. Music: Mrs. David Huff, Organist, Mrs. Harold Compton, Soloist, "Good Night and Good Morning", "Blessed Assurance". Interment: Appleton City Cemetery.

RIDGWAY, Flora Emeline Paul
Funeral Card - Flo E. Ridgway, May 4, 1895 - January 8, 1978; Age: 82 Years, 8 Months, 4 Days. Services: First Baptist Church, Appleton City. Tuesday, January 10, 1978, 1:30 P.M. Minister: Rev. Paul Midgett. Music: Mrs. David Huff, Organist, Mrs. Harold Compton, Soloist. "Good Night and Good Morning", "Blessed Assurance". Pallbearers: Jim Bock, Marion Bock, Claude D. Bock, Lynn Reasoner, Clyde Thomas, Bob Parks
Interment: Appleton City Cemetery.

RIDGWAY, Flora Emeline Paul
Flo Ridgway - Flo Emeline Paul, daughter of John Longacre Paul and Sarah Dicey Short, was born May 4, 1895 in Monegaw Springs, Missouri, and died January 8, 1978 at the age of 82 years, 8 months, and 4 days.
On December 30, 1917, she was united in marriage to Elva Wirth Ridgway and to this union eight children were born. An infant son and daughter died at birth. Also, a stepson, Elva, was killed in an accident on the farm at the age of 15. After receiving her elementary education she attended the Academy in Appleton City and also college in Boliver, Mo. She then taught school previous to her marriage. Early in life she united with the Baptist Church where she remained a faithful member. She served as a Sunday School teacher for the small children and was beginning her 50th year at the time of her death. When in Henry County, she helped in Sunday School at a school house and then moved to St. Clair County where she and her family helped to start a Sunday School at Spring Grove. Surviving are four sons, Joe of Holly Springs, Miss.; Gene of Calhoun, Mo.; James Lee of Harrisonville, MO.; Eddie of Palmetto, Fla.; and two daughters, Elaine Noble of Appleton City, and Floee Lynch of Grand Bay, Ala.; one sister, Mildred Campbell of Gravois Mills, Mo.; 14 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. Preceding her in death were her husband, two brothers, three sisters, and one grandson. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Midgett officiating. Mrs. Harold Compton, soloist, sang "Good Night and Good Morning" and "Blessed Assurance" accompanied by Mrs. David Huff, organist. Pallbearers were Jim Bock, Marion Bock, Claude D. Bock, Lynn Reasoner, Clyde Thomas and Bob Parks. Interment was in the Appleton City Cemetery under the direction of the Eckhoff --Hill Funeral Home.

RIDGWAY, Jack Mains
Appleton City Journal, 13 August 1981
Jack Mains Ridgway, 69, Evergreen, Colorado, formerly of Olathe, Kansas died Wednesday, July 22, 1981 at a hospital in Denver. He was born in Camp Crook, South Dakota to Bert and Myrtle Allinson Ridgway, moving to Missouri when a small boy. He was raised two miles north of Appleton City and graduated from Appleton City High School in 1930. Mr. Ridgway was a Navy flight instructor in World War II. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Olathe and the Appleton City, Mo. Masonic Lodge. He lived in Olathe, Kansas several years, after retirement moving to Evergreen, Colorado and was still active in carpenter work. He was doing repair work when he fell, receiving serious head injuries that caused his death. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Mildred (Millie) Ridgway of the home, two daughters, Mrs. Patricia J. Neal, Omaha, Nebraska and Miss Martha J. Ridgway, Palo Alto, California; three sisters, Mrs. Ruby R. Robinson and Mrs. Ann R. Bug of Phoenix, Arizona and Mrs. Claudia R. Moore, St. Paris, Ohio; and two grandsons. Services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 25, at the Frye Chapel, Olathe and at 3 p.m. graveside services at Barrett Cemetery, Frankfort, Kansas. Friends and relatives attending services from Appleton City in Olathe were Mr. and Mrs. George Schlichtman, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Hunt, Mildred Piepmeier, Wilda Williamson and Neola Everson.

RIDGWAY, Joseph Paul
Clinton Daily Democrat, 10 April 2006
Joseph Paul Ridgway, 87, Holly Springs, Mississippi, died Friday, April 7, 2006. He was born October 25, 1918, in Appleton City. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wirth and Flo E. Ridgeway. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mattie Emma; his sisters, Elaine Noble of Appleton City and Floee Lynch and her husband John, Grand Bay, Alabama; his brothers, John E. Ridgway and wife J.D., Clinton, James Lee Ridgway and wife Evelena, Harrisonville, and Edwin Ridgway of Palmetto, Florida; his brother-in-law Thomas P. Hart; his sister-in-law Ethel F. Hart, Collierville, Tennessee; many nieces and nephews. He was a World War II Army veteran who served in the Pacific and was past president of VFW Post 5697 in Holly Springs, Mississippi.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 11, at Collierville Funeral Home, with burial in Magnolia Cemetery.

RIDGWAY, Myrtle Dell Allinson
Funeral Card - Myrtle Ridgway, August 17, 1883 - September 9, 1974; 91 Years, 22 Days. Graveside Services: Friday, September 13, Mt. Zion Cemetery, 2 P.M. Minister: Rev. Paul Midget. Music: Mrs. Elizabeth Yoss, "When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder", "Jesus Lover Of My Soul". Pallbearers: Clarence Everson, Everett Dody, Harold Roth, Francis Moore. Interment: Mt. Zion Cemetery.

RIDGWAY, Myrtle Dell Allinson
Myrtle Ridgway - Myrtle Dell, daughter of William and Alwilda Allinson, was born in St. Clair County, Mo. August 17, 1883 and died September 9, 1974 at Mesa, Arizona. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. After spending her youth in the Mt. Zion area, she attended Appleton City Academy and the Teachers College at Warrensburg, then taught in rural schools until her marriage to Bert J. Ridgway. They reared their family near Appleton City from 1916 to 1942. She is survived by one son, Jack M. Ridgway, Olathe, Kans.; three daughters, Ruby Robinson and Ann Berg, Mesa, Arizona, and Claudia Moore, Fairborn, Ohio; six grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Warner Allinson, Appleton City and Vane Allinson, El Dorado Springs; numerous nieces and nephews.

RIDGWAY, Nancy Elizabeth Underwood
Appleton City Journal, Thursday, 2 February 1899
Mrs. Lizzie Ridgway, wife of Mr. C.C. Ridgway, died Sunday Morning about 9 o’clock of pneumonia following a severe attack of La Grippe. Her remains were consigned to their last resting place Monday in the old Ridgway cemetery. Mrs. Ridgway was an industrious, hard working, kind hearted woman, beloved by all who knew her. She leaves a husband, who at this time is quite ill, four children, one an infant but little more than two weeks old, and a number of relatives, besides a host of friends to mourn her loss. Mrs. Ridgway was a member of the Spring Grove church and now that she is gone to her last rest, may the sainted mother in heaven sway a mightier influence over her husband and children than when she was present, and draw them by unseen cords to herself in heaven.

RIDGWAY, Tamer C. Parks
Tamer Ridgway - Tamer C. Ridgway, 94, died Sunday morning, August 31, 1980 in the Billings Deaconess Hospital. Mrs. Ridgway was born in St. Clair County, Missouri, September 25, 1885, the daughter of Benjamin B. and Nevada (Atkeson) Parks. In 1907 she married James H. Ridgway and moved to Harding County, South Dakota, where they raised sheep, cattle and horses for 30 years. In 1938 they moved to a ranch near Ranchester, Wyoming. After the death of her husband, she remained active in the family livestock business until 1950 when she moved to 625 Ave D. in Billings, Mt. She lived there with her daughter, Phyrne, until her death.
Survivors include daughters, Phyrne Ridgway, Mrs. Homer (Betty) Mart of Idaho Falls, Idaho and son Charles E. of Augusta, Mt.; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Services were held Wednesday at Michelotti - Sawyers Mortuary with burial in Billings, Mountview Cemetery.

RIDGWAY, William J. 
Funeral Notice - Funeral Services for the late Wm. J. (June) Ridgway, Will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, August 22, At the graveside, Appleton City Cemetery, Conducted by Rev. G.A. Moss. Interment in Appleton City Cemetery. Born: April 5, 1871 - Died: August 20, 1948. Age: 77 years, four months and 15 days.

RIESLAND, Betty Ann Scott
Stevenson & Sons funeral home
Betty Ann Riesland - Visitation: Family will receive friends on Monday, May 24, 2004 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Funeral Service in Montana: Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel of Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Funeral Service in Missouri: Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of God of Holiness in Lowry City, Missouri and family will receive friends on one hour prior to the service Interment: Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, Missouri. Betty Ann Riesland, age 40, of Miles City went to be with the Lord on Friday, May 21, 2004 at the Holy Rosary Extended Care in Miles City. Many times during her illness she would say “I’m in God’s hands.” Betty was born on February 1, 1964, in West Plains, Missouri, the daughter of Noel Wayne and Betty Joann (Reasoner) Scott. She attended Overland Christian School in Overland Park in Kansas and attended high school at Mt. Zion Bible School at Ava, Missouri. Following her schooling, she married Curt Wyatt Riesland on February 22, 1986.They made their home at Belle Creek where they ranched and Betty worked for the Powder River Manor and the Broadus School as a teacher’s aide. She later moved to Miles City where Betty worked for Miles City Laundry, County Market, Wal-Mart, 4-B’s, and at Holy Rosary Health Center until her health forced her to quit. Betty enjoyed doing latch hook, helping others, and she loved to baby sit. Betty is survived by her parents, Noel and Betty Scott of Lowry City, MO; a son, Clinton Wilbur Riesland of Belle Creek, MT; a daughter, Kristina Joann Riesland of Belle Creek, MT; a brother, David Lee Scott of Kansas City, MO; a sister, Glendora Lorene Kenney and her husband Steven of Witchita, KS; a nephew, Kenneth Rummerfield and a special friend, Steve Thibault of Miles City, MT. She was preceded in death by a brother, Donovan Wayne Scott, a nephew, Brandon Scott Thomas, and her grandparents. Family will receive friends on Monday, May 24, 2004 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel of Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. An additional Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of God of Holiness in Lowry City, Missouri and family will receive friends on one hour prior to the service. Visitation will be held on Friday at the Sheldon Goodrich Funeral Home in Osceola, Missouri.Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the Holy Rosary Hospice, 2600 Wilson, Miles City, MT 59301 or to the KCCBS in Overland Park, KS.

RIGGS, Bernice Tucker
Osceola Library Files
Bernice Tucker Riggs, 95, died Monday, September 20, 2004, at Vintage Park Assisted Living Residence, Gardner, Kansas. She was born March 27, 1909, to Walter and Lola (Sharp) Tucker in Collins, Mo. She
was an accomplished seamstress and housekeeper to several families in Kansas City for many years, and enjoyed performing arts and travel. She volunteered time and talents to the missionary sewing circles. She had lived at Collins and in the Kansas City area for several years prior to moving to Gardner, Ks., three years ago.
She was preceeded in death by her husband, William Benjamin Riggs in 1960; her son, Derald M. Tucker, in 1999; and daughter-in-law, Janie B. Tucker, in 1989; her parents and three older sisters, Genevea Litle, Ozelma Greathouse and Capitola Best. She is survived by one sister, Audrey Lincicum of Houston, Tx.; three grandchildren and families: grandson Michael and Debbie Tucker of Memphis, Tx., and their children, David and Julie Tucker of Denver, Co., and Michaela and Kyle Ackerman of Dallas, Tx.; grandson Max and Nola Tucker of The Gambia, West Africa and their children, Ben Tucker and Sarah Tucker, both of Lake Ann, Mi., and Toby and Abby Tucker of  The Gambia; grandaughter Marilyn and Stephen Dice of Houston, Tx. and their sons, Jonathan and David Dice, two great-great-grandsons, Ethan Tucker of Denver, Co., and Steven Ackerman of Dallas, Tx. Graveside services will be held 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 22, at Robinson Cemetery, Collins, with Max Tucker officiating under the direction of Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home Chapel, Wheatland.

RILEY, Pauline Elizabeth Wood
Kansas City Star. Submitted by: Cheryl Mason
Riley, Pauline Elizabeth (nee Wood), 85, Blue Springs, Missouri, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt, went to be with her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, Wednesday, April 1, 2009. A funeral service celebrating her life will be at 1:00 pm, Saturday, April 4, 2009, at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251Hillcrest Road, Kansas City, MO. Visitation prior to the service at 12 noon. Graveside service approximately 4:00 pm at Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, Missouri. Pauline passed into eternal life at St. Luke's Medical Center while surrounded by her dearly loved family. Pauline was born July 13, 1923, in Kansas City, Missouri, daughter of Elmer and Daisy Wood. She lived in Osceola, Missouri, from 1931 to 1948. She was baptized at Osceola Baptist Church in 1942. She was a member of Faith Covenant Church of Prayer, Blue Springs, for 28 years. She worked for American Can Company for nineteen years, was a phone counselor for CBN 700 club, and for many years until recently, an election deputy for Jackson County Election Board and a driver for Kansas City Auto Auction. She was a volunteer with St. Mary's Manor for 20 years, holding monthly worship services with her daughter and son-in-law. She loved to spend her free time visiting her sister and family in Osceola, enjoying fishing and the outdoors. Next to Jesus being her heart's desire, she loved her family. She is survived by her sister, Betty Ballou, Osceola, MO, sister-in-law, Orvella Wood, Collins, MO, sister-in-law, Ella Mae Tooley, Jay, OK, a son, Rex Phillips, Jr. (Karen), Kansas City, two daughters, Cheryl Mason (Tom), Blue Springs, and Patty Tolley (Allen), Raytown, 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild, many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceeded in death by husbands, Rex Phillips, Sr., and Ira "Dick" Riley, and siblings, Elmer Wood, Jr., Mary Cauthon, and John Wood. The family requests that any donations be made to Faith Covenant Church of Prayer, Blue Springs, MO, or the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) 700 Club. Arrangements, Park Lawn Funeral Home, 816-523-1234.

RIMA, Nelson F.
St. Clair County Courier, 29 December 2006
Nelson F. "Hap" Rima, 81, Humansville, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006, in Cox South Hospital, Springfield. The son of Alva E. and Zepha Martin Rima, he was born March 18, 1925, in Cedar County. A lifelong resident of Humansville, he was a retired auctioneer and farmer. He had also operated a feed store, service station and was a car salesman. His parents, wife, Donna, and a brother, Jim Rima, preceded him in death. Survivors include seven children, Dona Rima and Randell Rima, both of Humansville, Gerry Rima, El Dorado Springs, David Rima, Calhoun, Judy Creasy, Weaubleau, Nella Keller, Collins and Ellen Lane, St. Joseph; his companion, Irene Wolfe, of the home; 10 step-children, Ronald Goins, Denver, Colo., Rick Goins and Troy Goins, both of Springfield, Patsy Allen, Burleson, Texas, Floretta Manuel, Walnut Grove, Kay Lewis, Springfield, Connie Johnson, Ozark, Wanda Blackburn, Springfield, Robbin Allen, Springfield and Sandra Lumley, Walnut Grove; 35 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday in Murray Funeral Home, Humansville with Rev. Alan Lane officiating. Interment was in the Humansville Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to National Kidney Foundation.

RINARD, Harry Franklin Sr.
Clinton Daily Democrat, June 1993
Harry Franklin Rinard Sr. was born to Elmer and Idella Rinard on February 18, 1909, in Green Ridge, Mo.. He married Beulah May Hicks, November 3, 1927, in Kansas City. From this union six children were born. A son Walter Franklin, died in infancy. His surviving children are Dorothy Koch, Belton; Betty and Wayne Williams, Clinton; Idella and Bob Sell, Pittsburg, Missouri; Harry Jr. and Ruby Rinard, Belton, and Jeraldene and Ray Grider, Columbus, Ohio. In November 1960 after 33 years of marriage, Beulah passed away. In April 1978 Harry married Gladys Moore of Brownington. He lived all his life in and around Clinton. He was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church. He worked hard all of his life. He farmed, had dairy cattle and helped build many railroads in the surrounding area. He will always be remembered for his love of coon hunting and coon dogs.
He is survived by his wife Gladys; five children; 19 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. We love him and will miss him. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills chapel, Friday, June 18, 1993. Burial was in the Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

RINDERLY, Alice Rhoda
Funeral Notice - The funeral service of the late Alice Rhoda Rinderly Will be held from the Trinity Methodist Church, Appleton City, Mo., Monday, May 14, 1945 - 2 P.M. Clergyman Officiating: Rev. H.E. Carpenter,
Assisted by Rev. G.A. Moss. Born - September 11, 1870; Died - May 12, 1945; Age - 74 years, 8 months, 1 day. Interment - Appleton City Cemetery.

RINEHART, Alice Evelyn Hooper
Kansas City Times, 14 April 1974
Mrs. Alice Rinehart, 68, of 603 W. 1st Terrace, Lee's Summit, died Friday at the home. She was born in Osceola, Mo., and had lived in Kansas City most of her life. Mrs. Rinehart was a member of the First Christian Church of Lee's Summit. She leaves two sons, Roy Rinehart, 3711 N.E. 68th Terrace, Gladstone, and Arthur Rinehart, 702 Montgomery, Lee's Summit; her mother, Mrs. Nettie Hooper of the home; three brothers, Jack Hooper, 12211 E. 61st Terrace, and Kenneth Hooper, 7411 Hedges, both of Raytown, and Dick Hooper, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Daisy Derks, 11004 Military Club Road, and Mrs. Billie Utterback, Lee's Summit, and three grandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the church; cremation. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the home of Arthur Rinehart. The family suggests contributions to the church.

RING, Napoleon Jackson 
Montrose Recorder, May 15 1914
Napoleon Jackson Ring, was born October 22, 1847 in Forsyth county North Carolina, and died in Appleton City, Mo., May 9th, 1914 aged 66 years 6 months and 17 days. Boyhood was spent on a farm in his native state. During the Civil War he championed the cause of the south and entered the Confederate service in 1864 with Johnsons & Hoods 1st North Carolina Cavalry where he remained until the close of the war. After attending school at Kennersville North Carolina in 1865-66-67, he entered Lexington College for one year in 1868; he moved from North Carolina to Sweet Springs, Mo. in July 1869 at which place he was married on January 28th 1872 to Miss Bettie Williams, six children were born to this marriage five of which are living and are present, Addie now Mrs. R. A. Batchelor, Robert T. both living near Appleton City, Kate now Mrs. Herbert Kirk living near Ohio, Mo., Reuben of Montrose and Murrell the youngest still at home. The other girl Lottie Cecil having died in 1882, he is also survived by 10 grandchildren, two sisters and three brothers still living in North Carolina. Jack Ring has always been prominent in the affairs of the St. Clair Co., and was appointed County Assessor in 1897 to fill out the unexpired term of the late W. B. Nally, he was elected and served a term of County Assessor in the year 1898, giving universal satisfaction in the discharge of the duties of that office. He has been a resident of the County since 1878 having removed here from Saline County, Mo. has been living on his farm 5 miles east until very recently removed into this city. He was a man liked by all who knew him his best friends being those most intimately acquainted with him, in his death the County loses a worthy and upright citizen, his intimate acquaintances a kind friend, his children a devoted father and his wife an affectionate husband. Funeral services were held at the residence in Appleton City, May 11, at 1:30 p.m. conducted by E. Kirkpatrick pastor of the Baptist church. Interment was at the City cemetery, under the auspices of the Appleton City Lodge, No 412, A. F. & A. M. – Appleton City Journal.

RING, Reuben Allen
Clinton, Missouri newspaper , July 1939
Reuben Allen Ring, son of Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Ring, was born near Appleton City, Mo., April 26, 1886, and died July 22, 1939, at home in Kansas City, Kansas. He was united in marriage to Dorothy Arnold, Aug. 8, 1911, and to this union three children were born. Virginia, Jackson and Martha Joan. Virginia preceded him in death at the age of three years. He leaves to mourn his going his wife, son and daughter, all of the home; his brothers and sisters, Robert of Appleton City, Muriel of Casper Wyo., Mrs. Dick Batchelor, of Appleton City, and Mrs. Herbert Kirk, of Atlanta, Ga. Also a host of other relatives and friends. He was converted and joined the Presbyterian church in El Paso, Tex., later moving his membership to the Western Highlands Presbyterian church in Kansas City, Kans., of which he was a member until death. He was a valued employee of the U.S. Postal Department for 23 years. While in El Paso, he was the president of the National Federation of Post Office clerks, local 180, for five years. He was also president of a local in Kansas City, Kans., for three years. He started in the mail service as a rural carrier out of Appleton City, and was later assistant postmaster under Walter N. Watkins. Funeral services were held in Kansas City, Kans., Monday morning and the body was then brought to the Cumberland Presbyterian church in Montrose where further services were held at 2:00 p.m., being conducted by the pastor, Rev. J.W. Hill. A large number of people from Montrose and Appleton City and surrounding country were present to pay their respects to this well-known citizen. Interment was made in the Montrose Cemetery, where a daughter was buried several years ago.

RITCHEY, Mrs. Holland Higdon 
J. W. Higdon, 307 South Fifth street, has received the sad news that his mother, Mrs. Phillip Ritchey, died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ed Chapman, of Anderson, Mo., after an illness of about four weeks with infirmatives of old age. She celebrated her 95th birthday last July 27. Deceased lived east of Clinton many years ago and was the sister of the late Wesley Holland. She visited here about three years ago. Her first husband, Jim Higdon, died during the Civil War and she later married Phillip Ritchey who died in 1929 and she has since made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Chapman. She is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Pearl Anderson of Arkansas and three sons J. W. Higdon, Clinton; Chas. Ritchey, of Joplin, and T. Ritchey, Neosho. Two nephews, John and Bird Holland, live east of Clinton and a niece, Mrs. Fannie Merie, at Lowry City.
 


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