St. Clair County Obits

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SAGAR, Charles Edward
St. Clair County Courier, 16 February 2007
Charles Edward Sagar, 77, Dunnegan, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2007 at Citizens Memorial Hospital. The son of Leonard and Esther Ayers Sagar, he was born at Blacklick, Ohio June 4, 1929. Charles and Marilyn Stout were married June 26, 1948. They were the parents of five children, Edward, Roger, Bryan, Angela and Elaine.
A former resident of Ohio, he moved to Dunnegan in 1975 from Minnesota. He was a retired dairy farmer and real estate salesman and attended Dunnegan Bible Baptist Church. Charles was saved at the age of 22 at a Nazarene Camp Meeting in Ohio. He loved the country life and his hobby was working on tractors. His parents and two sisters, Juanita Thomas and Ramona Sagar, preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Marilyn, of the home; five children and their spouses, Edward and Donna Sagar, Osceola, Roger and Jane Sagar, Cardington, Ohio, Bryan and Cindy Sagar, Grandville, Ohio, Angela and Jim McCrary, El Dorado Springs and Elaine and Wade Andersen, New Castle, Wyo.; one brother, Leonard Sagar, Marengo, Ohio; three sisters, Dolly Phillips, Cardington, Ohio, Glorene Bannick, Longmont, Colo. and Kathleen Frye, Big Harbor, Wash.; 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. He will be missed by his many friends and neighbors. Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 13 in Dunnegan Bible Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Levergood officiating. Interment was in the Dunnegan Cemetery.

SAGASER, Annie Margaret Morris Moore
Appleton City Journal, 26 May 1932
Long Suffering Ended In Death - Anna M. Morris Sagaser was born December 31, 1858 and passed away at her home in Appleton City May 21, 1932, at the age of 73 years, 4 months, and 21 days. She had been in declining health for some time and had been a great sufferer the last few weeks of her life, but bore it all with great patience ever thoughtful of those who so lovingly cared for her. All that she had skill, loving hearts, and willing hands could do was done, to no avail. Her life was one of gentleness and devotion to her home and family and that kindly life bound to her many friends. That kindly influence so quietly lived will ever be a memory at the minds of those who were fortunate at knowing her in the home church and community. The funeral service was held at Mt. Zion May 22 conducted by her former pastor and for many years a close friend of the family, Bro. J.I. Miller, assisted by the pastor of the church. Beautiful music was rendered by the choir and there was a profusion of floral offerings which spoke of love and sympathy. Many old time friends were in attendance. She leaves to mourn a faithful husband and four sons, two brothers, several grandchildren, two great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. The sons are, M.D. Sagaser of Appleton City, W.E. Moore of near Rockville, I.L. Moore of near Osceola and J.C. Moore of near Kansas City. - "She is gone, but not forgotten, - Never shall her memory fade - Loving thoughts shall always linger - Round the spot where she is laid." A Friend

SAGASER, Annie Margaret Morris Moore
Appleton City Journal, 26 May 1932
Prairie Township News: - Mrs. H.I. Sagaser passed away Saturday morning about 7 o'clock. She had been ill for quite a while but got real bad just a few days ago. She was laid to rest in the Mt. Zion cemetery.

SAGASER, Annie Margaret Morris Moore 
Appleton City Journal, 26 May 1932
Card of Thanks - We take this means of thanking very earnestly and sincerely those who so graciously assisted in the last illness and placing to rest of our dear beloved wife and mother. We cannot express our gratitude for the many kind words of sympathy and the many beautiful floral offerings. H.I. Sagaser, M.D. Sagaser, W.E. Moore, I.L. Moore, J.C. Moore

SAGASER, Blanche May Coleman
Appleton City Journal, 23 January 1947
Mrs. M. D. Sagaser Is Buried Saturday. - Funeral services for Mrs. Blanche May Sagaser were held at the Trinity Methodist church Saturday by Rev. G.A. Moss under the direction of the Lee Funeral Home. Music was furnished by a quartet composed of Mesdames Rylan Lampkin, Ed Grob, C.E. Steeber, G.A. Moss with Mrs. W.B. Stout, Jr., at the piano. Pallbearers were Fred Talbot, Clay Neale, Clyde Kelly, C.E. McColl, Darwin Piepmeier and Robert Woods. The Rebekah Lodge conducted services at Appleton City Cemetery. Blanche May Coleman was born at Montrose August 16, 1903, and died January 15, 1947, at the age of 43 years, four months and 29 days. She received her education in the schools of Henry and St. Clair counties. In her early years she was converted and joined the Methodist church at Mt. Zion. Later she moved her membership to Middletown and joined Trinity Methodist one month ago. She was married to M.D. Sagaser April 14, 1922. This union was blessed with one daughter: Mrs. Venita Blanche Mueller, of the home; and a son, Donald D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Sagaser moved to Kansas City and lived there about three years. They moved to Taberville where they spent another three years before moving to Middletown where they lived four years. Then they moved to Appleton City which has been their home since except for four years spent in Osceola when Mr. Sagaser was county collector. For several months Mrs. Sagaser had been confined to her home. A few weeks ago she was taken to a Kansas City hospital, but was returned to her home January 12.Besides the husband, son and the daughter she leaves her mother, Mrs. Florence Culbertson; two brothers, Claud Coleman, Monegaw Springs, and Elva Coleman, Monmouth, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. Leta Lundy, of North Kansas City; three aunts, Miss Leta McMillin, Kansas City; Mrs. Mayme Lund, Seattle, Wash.; Mrs. Annie Ward, Kansas City; three uncles, O.G. McMillin, Appleton City; O.S. McMillin, Kansas City; Frank McMillin, Humboldt, Kansas. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and had taken a demit from the Eastern Star.

SAGASER, Blanche May Coleman
Funeral Notice - Funeral Services for the late Blanche May Sagaser Will be held Saturday, January 18, 1947, at 2:00 p.m. at  Trinity Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. G. A. Moss. Interment will be in Appleton City Cemetery. Born: August 16, 1903. - Died: January 15, 1947. Age: 43 years, four months and 29 days.

SAGASER, Blanche May Coleman
Appleton City Journal, 23 January 1947
Card of Thanks - We wish to take this means of expressing our sincere appreciation and gratitude to all those who were so considerate and helpful during the last illness and death of our loved one. Your many kindnesses will not be forgotten. May God bless each of you. M.D. Sagaser & Family

SAGASER, Elmer M.D.
Elmer Sagaser Expires Monday - Elmer (M.D.) Sagaser, 65, expired Monday, February 17, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., where he had been a patient the past two weeks. Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 20, at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Appleton City, Mo., under the direction of the Eckhoff Funeral Home.

SAGASER, Elmer M.D.  
Appleton City Journal, 27 February 1969
Memorial Rites For Elmer Sagaser Held Thursday - Memorial rites of Elmer (M.D.) Sagaser were held Thursday, February 20, 1969, at the First Baptist Church in Appleton City, Mo., with the Rev. Mike McKenzie officiating. Musical selections, "Without Him" was by the Rev. Mike McKenzie and "I Know Who Holds Tomorrow" were by Rev. McKenzie and Mrs. Lawrence Burns accompanied by Mrs. David Huff, organist.
Honorary Pallbearers were: Oscar Conrad, Clyde Kelly, Roy Eye, Johnnie Bauer, Fred Talbot, Earl Austin and Trucy Brown. Active pallbearers were: Robert Payne, Sammy Landers, Jr., G.L. McQueen, Cliff McDaniel, Oliver Piepmeier and Herbert Dines. Interment was in the Appleton City cemetery under the direction of the Eckhoff Funeral Home, Appleton City, Mo. Elmer M.D. Sagaser was born in Monegaw Springs on September 4, 1903, the son of Henry Isaac and Anna Margaret Sagaser. He grew to manhood and attended the schools in that area. In 1921 he was united in marriage to Blanche Coleman, who preceded him in death in 1947. He then married Nellie Webster in 1951, who also preceded him in death and in 1957 he married Zelpha Medlin. Mr. Sagaser was a retail grocer in Appleton City several years, he also served as St. Clair County Collector of Internal Revenue and a farmer in the Appleton City area and was an insurance agent until his passing on Monday, February 17, 1969 at a hospital in Kansas City, Mo. He was active in the I.O.O.F. and Masonic Lodges and a member of the First Baptist Church of Appleton City. Surviving is the wife, Zelpha of the home, a daughter, Venita, wife of William R. Mueller of Wichita, Kans., a son, Donald D. of Andover, Mass., eight grandchildren and many near relatives and a host of friends.

SAGASER, Elmer M.D. 
Funeral Card - Elmer Sagaser, Born September 4, 1903. Passed Away February 17, 1969. Age: 65 years, 5 months, 13 days. Services: First Baptist Church, Appleton City, Mo. Thursday, February 20, 1969, 2:00 p.m.
Minister: Rev. Mike McKenzie. Musical Selections: "Without Him", Rev. Mike McKenzie, Soloist. "I Know Who Holds Tomorrow", Rev. Mike McKenzie, Mrs. Lawrence Burns, Mrs. David Huff, Organist. Honorary Pallbearers: Oscar Conrad, Clyde Kelly, Roy Eye, Johnnie Bauer, Fred Talbot, Earl Austin, Trucy Brown
Active Pallbearers: Robert Payne, Sammy Landers, Jr., G. L. McQueen, Cliff McDaniel, Oliver Piepmeier, Herbert Dines. Interment: Appleton City Cemetery

SAGASER, Elmer M.D. 
Funeral Notice - Elmer Sagaser, Born: September 4, 1903. Passed Away: February 17, 1969. Age: 65 years, 5 months, 13 days. Services: First Baptist Church, Appleton City, Mo. Thursday, February 20, 1969, 2:00 p.m.
Minister: Rev. Mike McKenzie. Interment: Appleton City Cemetery.

SAGASER, Nellie Faye Webster
Funeral Notice - Nellie Faye Sagaser, Born: March 3, 1904. Died: January 12, 1956. Age: 51 years, 10 months, 9 days. Services from First Baptist Church. Sunday, January 15 at 1:30 p.m. Minister: Rev. Frank Claiborne, Assisted by Rev. M. L. Smith. Interment in Taberville Cemetery

SAGASER, Zelpha May Medlin
Zelpha May Sagaser - Funeral services for Zelpha May Sagaser were held at the Eckhoff-Hill Funeral home Tuesday, October 29, 1985, at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Troy Payne officiating. Music was provided by Daisy Palmer, organist and Cynthia Compton, soloist. Casketbearers were Roy Reasoner, Lawrence Burns, Arthur Gilmore, H.J. Piepmeier, Lynn Reasoner and Norman Sapp. Interment in the Appleton City Cemetery. Zelpha May Sagaser the daughter of John W. Medlin and Corda McClain Medlin was born May 17, 1905. She passed away October 26, 1985, at the Ellett Memorial Hospital at the age of 80 years, 5 months, and 9 days. She was united in marriage to Elmer M.D. Sagaser on August 4, 1957, at the Baptist parsonage in Osceola, Mo. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Appleton City and loved her church family. Zelpha did secretarial work for a number of years then retired to being a housewife. She lived in Missouri all her life. Her husband passed away February 17, 1969. She is survived by two sisters, Grace Cary of Osceola, Mo., and Ruby Prince of Appleton City, Mo., two step-children Donald D. Sagaser of Andover, Mass., and Venita Coleman of Pleasant Hill, Mo., eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, four nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

SAGASER, Zelpha May Medlin
Kansas City Star, 26 October 1985
Appleton City - Mrs. Zelpha Sagaser, 80, Appleton City, died Saturday at a hospital here. She was born in Harper, Mo., and lived in Osceola and Iconium in Missouri before she moved to Appleton City 30 years ago. Mrs. Sagaser was an office worker for the Agricultural Service Center, Osceola, before she retired. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Appleton City. She leaves a step-son, Donald Sagaser, Andover, Mass.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Venita Coleman, Pleasant Hill, Mo.; two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Prince, Appleton City, and Mrs. Grace Cary, Osceola; eight step-grandchildren; and three step great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Eckhoff-Hill Chapel, Appleton City; burial in the Appleton City Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the chapel. The family suggests contributions to the church.

SAGASER, Zelpha May Medlin 
Funeral Notice - Zelpha May Sagaser, May 17, 1905 - Oct. 26, 1985. Age: 80 Yrs., 5 Mths., 9 Days. Services: Eckhoff-Hill Funeral Home. Tuesday, October 29, 1985, 2:00 P.M. Minister: Reverend Troy Payne.
Interment: Appleton City Cemetery. Visitation: 7-8:00 P.M. Monday, Oct. 28th, Eckhoff-Hill Funeral Home

SALMON, Helen Audra Peery  
Clinton Daily Democrat, 28 July 2004
Helen Audra Peery Salmon, 83, Creighton, was born February 24, 1921, at Vista, the only child of Fred and Essie (Dixon) Peery, and died Tuesday, July 27, 2004, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. She was raised on a farm near Vista and graduated from Osceola High School. She then attended Central Missouri State Teachers college two years before beginning her career as a teacher in St. Clair County. She married Garnett A. Salmon November 2, 1940, in Buffalo, Missouri. They lived on a farm north of Creighton. She taught school at Bee Branch in their neighborhood. She was a 4-H leader. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband on September 27, 2002. She is survived by her son G. A. and his wife Joyce, and her three grandsons, Terry and his wife LeAnne, Travis and his wife Angie, and Tim. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 30, at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, with interment in Grant Cemetery, near Creighton.

SALMON, John R.
Clinton Daily Democrat, 2 January 2002
John R. Salmon died December 7, 2001, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton, at the age of 80 years. He was born March 23, 1921, in Henry County, the son of Homer B. and Mary A. Salmon, growing up in Henry and St. Clair counties. John served in the United States Air Corps during World War II. After his discharge in 1945, he returned home and was united in marriage to Nadine Gross, who preceded him in death in 1998. To this union they were blessed with a daughter, Peggy Jo. John was a farmer until his retirement in 1981. John was a devoted and loving father. His special joy in life was his granddaughter, Lora, whom he shared a very special bond. John is survived by his daughter, Peggy Joe Powell and husband, Tim, Montrose; one granddaughter, Lora, Montrose; three sisters, Ruth Ashley of Clinton, Dorothy Erhart of Mission, Kansas, and Pauline Mannen of Chesterton, Indiana, as well as a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two half-brothers, Sam and Francis Salmon, and three sisters, Lucille Schallert, Louise Stricker and Faye Kneip. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday, December 10, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, with Dr. Deems Brooks and Babs Brooks officiating. Pallbearers were Ron Kneip, Jim Erhart, Steve Gross, Terry Mannen, John Wilson and Ron Wilson. Honorary pallbearers were Robert Ming, Glenn Wilson and Harold Hesemann. Burial was in Hopewell Cemetery, Montrose, under the direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton. 

SALZER, Judith
Clinton Eye, 23 February 1889
The remains of Mrs. Judith Salzer were buried in Englewood Sunday. Deceased was born in 1810 in Baden, Germany; and 1834, married to John Salzer and then moved to this country, settling in St. Clair County in 1854; in 1856, she was left a widow; they had three children, all living. In 1881 she came to Henry County and for eight years has been living with her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Oswald. A faithful member of the German M. E. Church since 1854.

SANFORD, Beverly J.
Clinton Daily Democrat, 12 August 2002
Beverly J. Sanford, 77, Lowry City, died Sunday, August 11, 2002, at Truman Lake Manor, Lowry City. Funeral services will be announced by Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home.

SAPP, William Henry
Death of Wm. H. Sapp. - William Henry Sapp, son of Ephriam and Mary Sapp, was born in the state of Delaware, July 30, 1841, and departed this life May 22, 1924. He moved with his parents to Illinois when a small child, and there grew to manhood. He came to Henry County, Mo. in 1867 and for many years lived on the place where he died, three miles southeast of Montrose. Funeral services took place at the Montrose Cumberland Presbyterian Church Friday afternoon, May 23, being conducted by Rev. G.T. Beard and Rev. J.R. Haws. Interment was made in the Appleton City Cemetery. Deceased was married to Miss Sarah Evaline Walker, August 7, 1870.

SARTIN, Joseph Richard
St. Clair County Courier, 9 March 2007
Joseph Richard "Buddy" Sartin was born on April 2, 1962 in Kansas City, Kan. to Joseph R. and Nancy Noah Sartin and passed away on Feb. 26, 2007 at his home. Early in Buddy's life he joined Boy Scout Troop 1776. He loved to travel and had a collection of maps which he studied to plan the next trip he could go on. He loved the Kansas City Royals and Chiefs and was a faithful fan. He accepted the Lord as his Savior and was baptized by his father. He loved animals and they loved him. They would follow him all around. If you were fortunate enough to meet Buddy, he never forgot you. Buddy was preceded in death by his father, Joseph R. Sartin, who every day, Buddy would say how much he missed him; paternal grandparents, Lawrence and Wilma Sartin; maternal grandparents, Walter and Pearl Noah and two uncles, Lee Roy Sartin and George E. Sartin. Buddy is survived by his mother, Nancy Sartin, of the home; sister, Anita Robertson and her husband, Sam, Osceola; his aunts, Norma Noah, Lenexa, Kan. and Kathy Sartin, Osceola; nephews, Chris Robertson and his wife, Danielle, James Robertson; two great nieces, Kelsey Roberston and Shelby Robertson, who he loved very much; several great aunts; cousins and a host of friends. Services for Buddy were Friday, March 2, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel with Reverend Jeff Ferguson officiating. Musical selections were "In The Garden" and "Sweet Hour of Prayer" with Richard Sunderwirth, vocalist and Gail Ingle, accompanist. Casketbearers were James Robertson, Phil Noah, Gaylord Cates, Chris Robertson, Rodney Davis and Norman Rash. Interment was in the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Kan., under the direction of Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

SAWYER, Jack
Clinton Daily Democrat, 11 October 2001
Jack Sawyer, 88, Carthage, died Wednesday, October 18, 2001, at his home. He is survived by two daughters, Jackie Hageman of Kimberling City and Judy Wood of Appleton City; one son, Make Sawyer, Joplin; six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, October 13, at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, with burial in Appleton City Cemetery.

SCHAAL, Charles W.
Kansas City Star, 3 January 2005
Charles Schaal, 80, Lowry City, MO, formerly of Olathe, KS, died Dec. 31, 2004, at Truman Lake Manor. Services 11 a.m. Wed., Jan. 5 at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, MO; burial 3 p.m. Wed. at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Stanley, KS. (Arr. Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, 417-646-8135).

SCHELL, Andrea Marie Kalwei 
Clinton Daily Democrat, 17 September 2003
Andrea Marie Schell, 42, Montrose, died Sunday, September 14, 2003, at Peculiar. She is survived by three sons, Dustin Schell, Damon Schell and Darren Schell, all of the home; her father Ben Kalwei, Montrose; three brothers, Tim Kalwei, Steven Kalwei and Anthony Kalwei, all of Montrose; two sisters, Carolyn Kalwei, Wheat Ridge, Colorado, and Martha Gragg, Montrose. Funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Thursday, September 18, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montrose, with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Montrose. Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City is in charge of arrangements.

SCHELLMANN, John Henry
Appleton City Journal, 27 December 1917
J.H. Schellmann Passes - Prominent Appleton City Business Man Answered Final Summons Friday Night
Mention was made in these columns recently of the illness of J.H. Schellmann, one of the prominent business men of this city, and scarce had the paper reached its readers at a distance before the sad message was received that he had passed away, after but a few weeks’ illness. A short funeral service was held at the home Sunday afternoon at three o’clock, after which the body was taken to the Lutheran church where further services were conducted, the pastor, Rev. Wm. Zschoche, officiating at both services. A large concourse of relatives and friends were present to pay their last respects on earth to their long time friend. Interment was made in the beautiful Appleton City cemetery. The following obituary, read at the funeral service, is printed as a fitting tribute to the deceased: “John Henry Schellmann was born the 21st of April, 1854, in New York City. Died at his home in Appleton City, December 21, 1917. From New York his parents moved to Illinois when he was only a few years old. In the year 1870 they moved again, and this time to Prairie City, Mo. Mr. Schellmann attended parochial school and was confirmed. On the 29th of October, 1878, he was married to Miss Margaret Goller at Prairie City. After this they moved to Appleton City where he clerked for two years and then entered into business for himself. For thirty-nine years he was a kind, loving and peaceful business man of our beautiful little city. “Mr. Schellmann was a member of the Lutheran church during all of his life. Shortly after he came to Appleton City he joined the church here. The welfare of his church was one of his main thoughts. Twenty-three years ago the congregation honored him by electing him an elder. Ever since that time he held this office. He was always the first in the church and the last to leave, until his sickness compelled him to take to his bed. In him the congregation loses one of its most willing workers. “For over twenty-three years he always opened our house of worship to make it comfortable for all members. He did this all free of charge, so that all might be comfortable to listen to the sermon for their eternal welfare. Now he is serving his Lord and Master in Heaven, thanking Him for his salvation in Christ Jesus. “Last Friday night he went to sleep very peacefully, never to awake until the Savior shall call him to arise. Then his immortal soul, which is in Heaven, shall be reunited with his body, ever to be with the Lord. He leaves to mourn his loss, his beloved wife, three sons and two daughters, Wm. and Lawrence, of Lincoln, Neb.; A.T., of Clyde, Kans.; Mrs. A.B. Duncan, and Gladys of this city. One daughter was called to Heaven when only a few years old. He also leaves many other relatives and a host of friends from far and near.

SCHELLMANN, John Henry
Appleton City Journal, 25 June 1891
Dry Goods and Clothing. No Bankrupt Stock For Us! Our Mission in Appleton City is to make an honorable living for ourselves and families from the sale of Strictly Reliable Goods at Prices in keeping with Permanent Business Principles and for that Reason we do not handle goods that have been proved unsaleable in other Communities. When we sell a Snit of Clothing or a Piece of Goods we desire that it may endure a reasonable amount of Wear, so that the Customer will call again. We buy direct from manufacturers and from Reliable Firms. Schellman Bros.

SCHENKER, Elva Katherine Wainwright
Hill & Son Funeral Home
Katherine Schenker, January 18, 1918 - December 24, 2007. Elva Katherine Schenker, daughter of Earnest and Crystabell (Money) Wainwright, was born January 18, 1918 in Butler, Missouri. She departed this life December 24, 2007 at Appleton City Manor Nursing Home in Appleton City, Missouri at 89 years of age. Katherine was raised in Taberville, Missouri and spent most of her life in the Rockville, Missouri area. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Prairie City, Missouri where she had attended faithfully. Cecil Schenker and Katherine were united in marriage February 19, 1939 and to this union five children were born. Mrs. Schenker was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Caring for her family was of the utmost importance to her throughout her life. She enjoyed sewing and painting, and was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it. Preceding Katherine in death were her parents, her husband, two children Charlotte and Rex Schenker, and a brother Billy Wainwright. Survivors include three children: Bill Schenker and wife Karen of Oswego, Kansas, Kay Werling of Independence, Missouri and Wayne Schenker and wife Lois of Rockville, Missouri, a daughter-in-law Starr Marshall of Rockville, Missouri, eleven grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, and many nieces and nephews. Service:  Zion Lutheran Church in Prairie City, Missouri on Friday, December 28, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. Minister: Pastor Daniel Mackey. Visitation: Hill & Son Funeral Home in Appleton City, Missouri on Thursday, December 27, 2007 between 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Interment: Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Prairie City, Missouri. Memorials: Zion Lutheran Church or Evelyn Brown Laney Hospice.

SCHIRECK, Maggie
Appleton City Journal, 9 August 1894
Maggie, little daughter of Charles and Lucy Schireck, died Sunday evening after days of great suffering and was laid to rest Monday afternoon in the Short cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Schireck have the sympathy of the entire neighborhood in this their sad affliction.

SCHLEICHER , Rosemary M. Reintjes
Clinton Daily Democrat, 2 November 2004
Rosemary M. Reintjes was born January 13, 1928, in Kansas City, the only child of John H. and Marguerite K. Schmitt Schleicher. She died at her home at Talley Bend, Lowry City, on October 5, 2004, at the age of 76 years. On September 17, 1949, she married William T. Reintjes. They had no children. Rosemary lived in Kansas City from birth until June 15, 1975 when she and Bill moved to Talley Bend near Lowry City. She had a very charming smile and an engaging sense of humor. She was the organist at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Osceola for 22 years. She loved to piece quilts, make clothes, crochet, knit, do other handwork and tell jokes. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother John A. Schleicher. She is survived by her husband Bill of the home, and one brother, Charles P. Schleicher, as well as 24 nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral mass was held at Immaculate Conception Church, Montrose, Saturday, October 9, at 10 a.m. with Father Edward Oen officiating. Pallbearers were John Schleicher, Steve Schleicher, Chad Heisberger, Pat Heisberger, Mike Kearns and Leo Reintjes. Graveside services and burial was held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Kansas City, with Father Pat Rush officiating.

SCHMIDLI, Charles Conrad
Clinton Daily Democrat, 27 December 2004
Charles Conrad Schmidli, 76, died Wednesday, December 15, 2004, in Portland, Oregon. He was born and raised in Lowry City to William and Cora Schmidli. He married Doris Louise Snyder December 31, 1949, in Lowry City. They moved to Klamath County, Oregon, in 1950 where they farmed for many years. He then owned a Chevron Service Station in Klamath Falls for four years before he began working with the Oregon Laborers Union. He worked construction for many years until he began teaching at the Laborers Training School at Camp Adair outside Corvallis, Oregon. He taught there for 13 years prior to his retirement. He then moved to Portland, Oregon, where he owned, trained and raced thoroughbred horses throughout Oregon for the remainder of his career. He was preceded in death by his wife Doris in 1980. His survivors include his three daughters, Jan Miner, Gresham, Oregon, Connie Ashbaugh, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Carla Freeman, Elk Grove, California; one grandson, Jordan Freeman, Elk Grove, California; five step-grandchildren, Jonathan, Jessica and Jeffrey Miner of Gresham, Oregon, and Brandon and Ryan Ashbaugh of Albuquerque, New Mexico; three sisters, Mildred Retteratyh of Merrill, Oregon, Lois Carole Raynes of Harrisonville, Edyth Bowring of Kansas City, Kansas; three brothers, William Schmidli of Malin, Oregon, Theodore Schmidli of Portland, Oregon, Maurice Schmidli of Pasco, Washington. A celebration of life will be held in Portland, Oregon Wednesday, December 29, at Portland Meadows Race Track. A later memorial service will be held in Klamath Falls, Oregon, in the spring.

SCHMIDT, Fredrick A.
Clinton Daily Democrat, 1 March 2004
Fredrick A. Schmidt, 79, Buffalo, a retired steel worker, died Thursday, February 26, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Springfield. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, at Hepler Cemetery, Hepler, Kansas. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola.

SCHMIDT, Jane E. Farmer
Clinton Daily Democrat, 21 August 2002
Jane Farmer Schmidt, 88, died in Carlsbad, California, Sunday, August 18, 2002. Preceding her in death were her parents, Wallace E. and Zadelle Simes Farmer; brother, Col. Wm. C. Farmer and twin brother, Wallace E. Farmer, Jr. She is survived by daughter, Sally Trauemer of Carlsbad, California; son Paul Schmidt of Florida; one brother, Ben C. Farmer of Clinton; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home in Osceola is in charge of arrangements. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, August 23, at the Osceola Cemetery.

SCHMIDT, Ruby N.
Clinton Daily Democrat, 12 November 2002
Ruby N. Schmidt, 76, Collins, died Monday, November 11, 2002, at her home. She was a homemaker. Graveside services will be Thursday, November 14, 1 p.m. at Hepler Cemetery, Hepler, Kansas. Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola, is in charge of arrangements.

SCHNOEBELEN, Adrian A.
St. Clair County Courier, 30 June 2006
Adrian A. Schnoebelen, eldest child of Roland A. and Laura C. Putthoff Schoebelen, was born September 26, 1923, on a farm east of Montrose. He departed this life on June 9, 2006, at 82 years of age. Adrian received his education at St. Mary’s Catholic School and Montrose High School, graduating in 1942. In 1958 he was united in marriage with Roberta Vannoy Blaylock. They bought the farm where he was born and made their home there until 1977 when the moved in Montrose. Adrian enjoyed his gardening and caring for his flowers.Mrs. Schnoebelen was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Roberta of the home; one brother, Roland Schnoebelen, Montrose; three sisters, Jane Vogel and Beatrice Cole both of Kansas City and Ruther Rotert of Montrose. Funeral mass was at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose, Monday, June 12. Officiant was Father Ed Oen. Music selections were “Amazing Grace,” “Be Not Afraid,”
“On Eagles Wings,” “Prayer of St. Francis” and “Song of Farewell” by the Immaculate Conception Adult Choir with Aileene Mayer accompanying as Organist. Readers were Donna Bauerle and Phyllis Gardener. Gift bearers were Roger Rotert and Kevin Rotert. Casketbearers were Eddie Boden, Way Boden, Anthony Lesmeister, Loyd Snethen, Mark Seaters and Norman Jurgensmeyer. Interment was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Montrose.
Memorial may be made to St. Mary’s School, Montrose.

SCHOLZE, Alice Borgmann  
2 July 1915
Mrs. Fred Scholze Dead - Died at home south of town, Monday, June 28, 1915, Mrs. Fred Scholze, age 47 years. Mrs. Scholze had been in failing health for several years but not until recently was she compelled to remain in bed. About ten days before her death she returned from Clinton where she had been caring for her father, C. Borgmann who was sick. Deceased was a member of the Lutheran church at Appleton City at which place the funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon by the pastor Rev. Schmitz. Burial was at the Appleton City Cemetery. She was born on a farm east of LaDue Feb. 27, 1868, where she resided with her parents until her marriage to Mr. Scholze. Besides the husband, one son and one daughter, there remains numerous relatives and friends who are grieved to learn of her death and who will extend heart-felt sympathy to the bereaved ones.

SCHUPP, Marie
Appleton City Journal, 19 March 1914
Died on a Train - Mrs. Marie Schupp, wife of D.E. Schupp of Pleasant Green, died on the M.K. & T. train while en route to Nevada Friday evening. The deceased's death occurred while the train was running between Schell City and Nevada and was due to a nervous trouble. Mrs. Schupp had been under treatment in a hospital at St. Louis and was being brought to Nevada for treatment at the Vernon Sanitarium. The remains was shipped to Pleasant Green on the morning train. - Nevada Mail

SCOBEY, Jemima Asenath  
St. Clair Co. Republican, 14 November 1907
Jemima Asenath Scobey. - On the nineteenth day of the present month there passed from amongst us to such place as there may be in the Beyond where it is good for mortals to abide, one whose resting place will be marked by a stone upon which will be inscribed “In the memory of Jemima A. Scobey, born at Hartsville, Tennessee, A.D. 1823; died at Osceola, Missouri, September 19th, 1907.” Born to the common lot of earth’s children, for a generation there will be memory of her, and then she will pass to the throng of the forgotten who, since Time was, have slept the last sleep. One who speaks for the dead has no hearers save among the narrow few of the then living who know his voice or remember that of the subject of his story. There is, here and there, exception to this as to that very few who come to be known as “historic characters”. Yet these characters have generally rested the structures which gave them fame on the sure foundations in hand of some or many of the departed and forgotten. The real builders of States and Nations – and especially so it is with us and with our people – are the pioneers who blaze their way into – not through – the wilderness, and then set up a new State and society, whose original seat of power and promise is not a palace but the rude log-cabin; and whose voice and example beckons others to follow and help it in the work. The pioneers of Missouri, those of the very earliest coming, the traders and adventurers, have all passed away. The earlier home-makers, the true state-builders, are well nigh gone. Those who now till the cleared fields and enjoy the broken paths “have entered into their labors”, and are their debtors. How many of that class can yet be named as among the living within the circle who knew the subject of this sketch? Is she not well nigh the last of the advance guard who carried the home into Southwestern Missouri? The debt which the present possessors of the land owe to those vanished people is very great, and especially so to the wives and mothers among them. To the men that were compensation; there was glorious hunting and fishing, in those days, and many primitive joys, but the woman was a drudge. Distance deprived her of neighborly intercourse; she had not only the usual household cares, such as we know, but the clothing of the family, from picking the cotton and carding the wool from which it was made to its spinning, weaving and making, was the work of her hands and brain. The plaint of the woman, who, writing back to the old Tennessee home of her new surroundings, said: “This country is fine for men and dogs, but hard on women and oxen”, was rudely eloquent and sadly true. Mrs. Scobey, if not one of the very earliest, was yet one of this noble company, and her passing away well nigh silences its roll-call. Nature fitted her for her life’s task. She was strong in mind, will and body, yet with a true woman’s charitable kindness of heart, a love of things right, and a detestation for things evil. She early allied herself with the disciples of Him who has given us the best example of how to live here. Our true epic is not in the conflict of wars or politics, which have happened in our short national history, but in the “marvelous tale” of how the American citizen has lived and labored, “how he has subdued the wild and waste lands, how he has made the desert to blossom as the rose, and how he has builded up an empire with axe and plow”. The amazing results achieved are the works of many hands, but each hand was that of a sturdy warrior who bent himself to the task of subduing obstacles which Nature had spent her strength in establishing for myriad of years. The results we see and enjoy are the monuments to that all-conquering host, and to each who had a place in its ranks. Mrs. Scobey, whose maiden name was Jemima Asenath Osborne was born at Hartsville, Tennessee. At the age of sixteen she was married to William Howell Scobey, and in 1842 the newly married pair took up the journey to Missouri. The responsibilities and trials of the married and pioneer life thus fell to her lot whilst little more than a child. The first settlement was made near Chalk Level. In 18__ (1886?) the family removed to Osceola. There, in 1889 the husband passed away, honored and respected by all who knew him. There were born to them seven children: Ophelia, Eliza Jane, Florilla Anne, Martha Virginia, Ada Howell, William Edgar and Jessie Stanwood. All, save the eldest and youngest, survive to mourn the loss of a mother who, to her latest day, remained a mother to a widening circle of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The good old age she reached bears testimony to the vigor of her frame and the undaunted spirit which possessed her. She had many traits which evidenced a masterful mind and character, among them a remarkable memory. The writer of this sketch recalls being present a few years since when she was called upon by a gentleman engaged in writing a history of the part borne by Kansas in the history of the Rebellion. He was seeking information as to that disastrous episode, which in the early days of the struggle resulted in the destruction of Osceola. He had spent a day or two among the older people with little result, when some one advised him to call on Mrs. Scobey. His interview with her was more than satisfactory. The names of the actors, the day and hour of every occurrence, the reasons for sparing the few residences which escaped the general destruction, and the cause for each exception, were given with the clearness of the trained historian, and without a moment’s hesitation. In the olden times, when history as tradition, it was such as she who gathered and transmitted the deeds of Gods and men to the later ages when the hands of men had learned to record what the tongues of the father’s had spoken. In her earlier years, in addition to fulfilling the duties of the household, she taught school in the new country, thus carrying into the wilderness the light of knowledge. Her own education had been of rather remarkable scope for the time in which she lived, as is shown by the books she preserved from her own school days. Her qualities of heart, her graciousness of manner and of speech, her interest in the aims and struggles of all ages, made her beloved by a large circle. She was the sympathetic friend of the friends of her grandchildren as well as her own contemporaries. Of what she was to her own wide family circle, their grief is eloquent. To the one who pens these lines, it seems impossible that the flame of her vigorous personality and loving heart can have been quenched by death. Such a life is immortal in its influence for good; its noble forces will pulse through generations yet to come. S.S. Burdett.

SCOTT, Donovan D.
Kansas City Star, 8 October 2007
Donovan D. Scott, 82, of Lowry City, MO., passed away October 6, 2007 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, MO. Don was a sixty year owner/operator of Scott's Furniture in Lowry City and member of the Church of God (Holiness) in Lowry City. Funeral services 2 p.m. October 9, at the Lowry City Church of God (Holiness). Burial will be in the Lowry City Cemetery under the direction of the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home in Osceola. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Lowry City Church of God (Holiness) in Lowry City. (Arr: Sheldon-Goodrich 417-6466-8135).

SCOTT, Donovan D.
St. Clair County Courier, 12 October 2007
Donovan Dean Scott, 82, president and co-founder of Scott's Store of Lowry City, Missouri, went home to be with Jesus on Oct. 6, 2007, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. He was born Feb. 13, 1925, in his grandmother's home near Brown Ford Bridge. He lived in St. Clair County his entire life. In 1945, he married Loretta B. Rife. They were blessed with four children. She preceded him in death on Jan. 29, 1976. He later married Joyce McLerran, who was also widowed, and for 31 years they enjoyed working side by side and traveling together. He became a second father to her three children. At the age of 11, Don gave his heart to the Lord and served him faithfully for the rest of his life. He faithfully served on the board of the Lowry City Church of God (Holiness) and was involved in the foundation of the Lowry City Christian School. He was Chairman of the board at Mt. Zion Bible School for many years. He had also sat on the Church of God (Holiness) Publishing Board. He graduated from Deepwater High School at the age of 16 and attended one semester of college at Kansas City College and Bible School. On June 9, 1947, the same day his oldest son was born, Don and his father, R.O., bought Bunch Hardware in Lowry City, and Scott's Store was founded. For over 60 years, he worked alongside family members in the business. All of his brothers and sisters, as well as his children, have worked in some way and for various periods of time at the store. His sister, Ruth, worked by his side most of those 60 years. His sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Cleo and Emmit Foltz, worked with him for more than 25 years. In September 1975, his son, Delbert, joined the business. He and his father also partnered with Don's uncle, Gilbert, to open Scott's Store in Osceola in 1952 and with his brother, Harold, to start the Scott's Holiday Corral in 1969. Don was very active in his community serving as president of Lowry City Community Betterment and the Chamber of Commerce. Along with Clyde Keith and others, he was instrumental in organizing the Lowry City Volunteer Fire Department. Don is survived by his wife, Joyce; his four children, Orval Dean Scott (LaVerne), of Temple, Texas, twin sons, Delbert Lee Scott (Donna), of Lowry City, and Gilbert Dee Scott (Edie), of Springfield, and his daughter, Carolyn Faye Lawrence (Terry), of Hudson, Ohio; his three step-children, Marley McLerran (Sharon), of Lowry city, Naomi Garrett (Gary), Fulton, Missouri, and Marcia Diane McCarthy, of Olathe, Kansas; his 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; his two sisters, Ruth McCarthy and Ruby Rice, and his four brothers, Robert, Noel, Harold, and David. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Loretta B. (Rife) Scott, his parents, R.O. and Hazel (Boomershine) Scott and a grandson, Ryan Lawrence. Services were held Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Lowry City Church of God (Holiness) with Rev. Darrell Swearingen and Rev. Steve Elsey officiating. Music was provided by Harold and Philena Scott, James Bourland and Betty Scott, organist. Casketbearers were: Donovan Dean Scott II, Todd Scott, Timothy Scott, James Lawrence, Justin Scott, Carl Garrett, Todd Garrett, Zachary McCarthy and Tyler McCarthy. Interment was in the Lowry City Cemetery. The service was under the direction of Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

SCOTT, Ellen W. Sweeney
St. Clair County Courier, 3 June 2005
Ellen W. (Sweeney) Scott was born August 2, 1920, to Osa (Duke) and Hallie Sweeney at their home in Bentonville, Mo. She passed away peacefully with her family by her bedside in her home May 18, 2005. Ellen had dedicated her life to God and her family for many years and it was time to rest. Ellen was preceded in death in 1934 by her oldest sister, Helen Weaver. Later by her parents and her only brother, Archie Sweeney, of Warsaw. Her remaining sisters are Leonia Cox, Lillie Mann and Pearl Levelle. In 1934, Ellen gave her heart to the Lord along with Gilbert Scott at Mt. Olive Church of God Holiness as a teenager at a revival service. She and Gilbert were united in marriage December 22, 1938. Ellen and Gilbert owned and operated several businesses. They first worked together in their general store in Monegaw Springs, Mo. Their next venture was a general store in Bentonville, Mo., after which they moved to a farm for a short time. A new opportunity arose for them to buy a business in Osceola in 1952. They bought a farm implement, appliance and furniture store from Clyde Forrest. Gilbert and Ellen worked side by side for over figty years in the store. Ellen could move furniture while being all dressed up with her high heel shoes and wait on customers at the same time. She always had a smile and enjoyed being with people. Ellen loved to travel with their buddies, Don and Joyce Scott, in their motor home. She enjoyed seeing new places and traveled in all of the United States. In 1970, she was privileged to visit the Holy Land. At home of evenings, she loved to work in her big old house or tend her flowers outside. She loved Christmas time and thoroughly enjoyed decorating inside and out. Ellen lived a consistant, faithful Christian life. She was an example of Proverbs 31 in the Bible of a good woman. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. Ellen is survived by Gilbert, her spouse of 67 years; along with their two daughters and their families, Janie Frost and husband, Raymond, of Lowry City, and Jo Ann Bourland and husband, James, of Clinton, Mo. Mourning the loss of the best Grandmother ever are Deborah and Randall Elrod, Stephanie and David Shannon, Chad and Amanda Reasoner, Cammie and Mike Housh and Andrea and Jason Bruck. Ellen also enjoyued seeing and playing with her 13 great grandchildren. She will forever be remembered fondly for her love and selfless dedication to her family. She will be sadly missed by all who loved her, but our loss is Heaven’s gain. She will be checking out all of the sights in Heaven, clicking down the streets of gold in her high heel shoes!
Services for Ellen were held on Saturday, May 21, at 11 a.m. at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, under the direction of Randy Sheldon. Rev. Steve Elsey and Rev. Durward Scott officiated the services, with Chad Reasoner and Dr. Cammie Housh conducting the eulogy. Music was performed by Dr. James Bourland, Dr. Cammie Housh, Dr. Andrea Bruck and Vera Bourland. Casketbearers were Don Scott, Sam McLerran, Ted Sink, David Smith, Dick Kiefer and Leroy Harper. Final disposition was in the Lowry City Cemetery with Rev. Milan Bourland officiating and music provided by Vera Bourland. While enroute to the cemetery, the funeral procession paused in front of Ellen’s favorite old house and in front of Scott Furniture Store in Osceola to honor her.

SCOTT, Eva Fay Stong
St. Clair County Courier, 9 March 2007
Eva Fay Scott was born on October 27, 1915 in Stanley, Wisconsin to Sam and Mary Ellen (Cripe) Stong and passed away on March 5, 2007 at Big Springs Care Center in Humansville, Missouri. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 8, 2007 at the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home in Osceola, Missouri with burial in the Pleasant Mound Cemetery. Family received friends from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions to the Pleasant Mound Cemetery.

SCOTT, Eva Fay Stong
St. Clair County Courier, 16 March 2007
Eva Fay Scott was born on Oct. 27, 1915 in Stanley, Wisconsin to Sam and Mary Ellen Cripe Stong and passed away on March 5, 2007 at Big Springs Care Center in Humansville. Eva moved with her family to the Oscela area in 1926. She was united in marriage to Tamalene Scott on Nov. 10, 1941. Eva was a school teacher in the St. Clair County area. Eva was preceded in death by her husband, Tamalene Scott on Feb. 20, 1946; her parents, Sam and Mary Stong and her sister, Irene Daugherty. She is survived by her nephew, Ray Daugherty and his wife, Evelyn of Ozark, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were Thursday, March 8 at Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Chapel. Officiated by Rev. Durward Scott. Music selection was "The World Is Not My Home" and "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" by Rex and Margaret Lingerfelt and Peggy O'Rourke. Casketbearers were Chris Daugherty, Christopher James Daugherty, Samuel Ray Smith, Glen Daugherty, Jr, Clay Green and Duanne Pearson. Interment was in Pleasant Mound Cemetery. Arrangements by Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

SCOTT, Georgia Ann Greenhaw 
St. Clair County Courier, 20 October 2006
Georgia Ann Scott was born July 7, 1945 in Overland Park, Kan. to Barry M. and Georgia Keller Greenhaw. She passed away Aug. 23, 2006 at her home. Georgia grew up in the Overland Park, Kan. area and moved to Osceola 25 years ago where she met her husband, Dick. They just celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary on July 19. She was preceded in death by her parents, Barry and Georgia Greenhaw and her son, Vincent Rowland. Georgia is survived by her husband, Dick Scott, of the home; son Rick Rowland and his wife, Cathy; stepsons, Jeffrey Scott and his wife, Jessica and Rick Scott and his wife, Lisa; grandchildren Shawn and Cherian and step grandchildren, Shelby and Tyler. Services for Georgia were Friday, Aug. 25, at the Hopewell Baptist Church with Reverend Tom Sharp officiating. Musical selection was "I Can Only Imagine". Casketbearers were Dale Roeder, Jerry Desser, Jackson Scott, Billy Wood, David Chapman and Gary Thomas. Interment was in the Hopewell Cemetery under the direction of Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home.

SCOTT, John Raymond
Kansas City Star, 2 November 2006
John Raymond Scott, 84, of Deepwater, Mo., passed away Friday, October 27 2006, of a heart attack and related complications in a Sioux Falls, South Dakota cardiac care facility. He died doing what he enjoyed most- pheasant hunting with family and friends on what proved to be his 40th consecutive and last annual South Dakota hunting trip to small town, rural America and the great outdoors that he loved so much. He was born July 2 1922 in Ogden, IA, as the second child of John Edward and Grace Myrtle (Crawford) Scott. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 64 plus years, Mary Catherine (Roy) Scott, his elder brother Crawford Edward, his younger brother William Donald and his younger sister Lois Jean (Scott) Vincent. Survivors include his remaining sibling brother Eddy Lee Scott, and four daughters and four sons and their spouses, Art and Judith Pamela (Scott) Neuenschwander of Deepwater, Mo., John Edward Scott II of Henderson, NV, Raymond Crawford and Carol Scott of Springfield, Mo., James Michael Scott of Lowry City, Mo., Jeanna Marie (Scott) Selvaggio of Joplin, Mo., William Glen and Michelle Scott of Belton, Mo., Rebecca Caye Scott of Joplin, Mo., and Douglas and Lois Janelle (Scott) McCall of Joplin, Mo. He is also survived by 22 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, one great great grandson and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. John "Raymond" was raised in the Kansas City, Mo., area and was graduated from North Kansas City High School in 1940. On October 11, 1941, he was united in marriage to his wife of 64 plus years, Mary Catherine Roy, a fellow graduate of NKC High School, class of 1941. Working with his father in the construction trades prior to the onset of World War II in December 1941, he enlisted in the U. S. Army in 1942 and served as a Technical Sergeant with the 879th Engineer Aviation Battalion constructing tactical runways and roads in the China-Burma-India Theater until his discharge in late 1945. Happy to return to civilian life and his wife and first-born daughter, Raymond resumed the construction trades he practiced before the war. First as a carpenter with his father who built Jefferson Park and Washington Elementary schools in Clinton, Mo., and then independently as a carpenter foreman, a bricklayer and brick foreman, he became a commercial construction project superintendent, a co-owner and ultimately owner of his own company, Westport Construction Company of Clinton, Mo. A few projects included Whiteman AFB housing, elementary, vo-tech and high schools in Gower, Clinton, Archie, Greenwood, Ruskin Heights, Sherwood and Holden, Mo., as well as, Overland Park, Kan. Other construction included Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Wetzel Clinic, Warsaw Clinic, Westwood Nursing Home of Clinton, Mo., along with nursing homes in Concordia and Laurie, Mo., and several other communities. His professional career was dedicated to completing highquality commercial projects for the citizens of many west central Missouri communities until his retirement in 2002. Early in his adult life, and with the sponsorship of his father, he became an active member of the Masons, Scottish Rite and the Shriners in Kansas City, Mo. A member of the Lowry City School Board in the 1960s and 1970s, he served as President of the board for several of those years. His further civic involvement included the American Legion Post #604 of Lowry City, Mo., and their various community projects. A member of the Lowry City Optimists Club, he served as President and later as Lieutenant Governor. An avid bird hunter and fisherman, he loved Missouri quail hunts and South Dakota pheasant hunts, as well as bass fishing in Missouri lakes and ponds and trout fishing at Lake Taneycomo. Raymond was saved by faith, in a motel room in Clinton, IA, while working on a construction project in that area with his father. He attended Wright's Creek, Shady Grove, Lakeland Missionary Baptist and Wheatland Baptist Churches and was later baptized at the First Baptist Church of Lowry City, Mo. He served as a Church Deacon of the First Baptist Church for several years in the 1970s. Visitation for family and friends will be held at the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home in Osceola, Mo., on Friday evening, November 3, from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the First Baptist Church of Lowry City, Mo., on Saturday, November 4 at 2 p.m., with interment at Lowry City Cemetery immediately following.

SCOTT, John Raymond
St. Clair County Courier, 3 November 2006
John Raymond Scott, 84, of Deepwater, passed away Friday, Oct. 27, 2006, of a heart attack and related complications in a Sioux Falls, S.D. cardiac care facility. He was born July 2, 1922, in Ogden, Iowa as the second child of John Edward and Grace Myrtle Crawford Scott. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 64 years, Mary Catherine Roy Scott, his elder brother Crawford Edward, his younger brother William Donald and his youngest sister, Lois Jean Scott Vincent. Survivors include his remaining sibling, brother Eddy Lee Scott and four daughters and four sons and their spouses, Art and Judith Pamela Scott Neuenschwander of Deepwater, John Edward Scott II of Henderson, Nev., Raymond Crawford and Carol Scott of Springfield, James Michael Scott of Lowry City, Jeanna Marie Scott Selvaggio fo Joplin, William Glen and Michelle Scott of Belton, Rebecca Caye Scott of Joplin and Douglas and Lois Janelle Scott McCall of Joplin. He is also survived by 22 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, one great-great grandson and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. John Raymond was raised in the Kansas City area and was graduated from North Kansas City High School in 1940. On Oct. 11, 1941, he was united in marriage to his wife of 64 years, Mary Catherine Roy, a fellow graduate of North Kansas City High School, class of 1941.  Working with his father in the construction trades prior to the onset of World War II in December 1941, he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942 and served as a Technical Sergeant with teh 879th Engineer Aviation Battalion constructing tactical runways and roads in the China-Burma-India Theater until his discharge in late 1945. Happy to return to civilian life and his wife and first-born daughter, Raymond resumed the construction trades he practiced before the war. First as a carpenter with his father who built Jefferson Park and Washington Elementary schools in Clinton and then independently as a carpenter foreman, a bricklayer and brick foreman, he became a commercial construction project superintendent, a co-owner and ultimately owner of his own company, Westport Construction Company of Clinton. A few projects included Whiteman Airforce Base houseing, elementary, vo-tech and high schools in Gower, Clinton, Archie, Greenwood, Ruskin Heights, Sherwood and Holden, as well as, Overland Park, Kan. Other construction included Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Wetzel Clinic, Warsaw Clinic, Westwood Nursing Home of Clinton, along with nursing homes in Concordia and Laurie, and several other communities. His professional career was dedicated to completing high-quality commercial projects for the citizens of many West Central Missouri communties until his retirement in 2002. Early in his adult life and with the sponsorship of his father, he became an active member of the Masons, Scottish Rite and the Shriners in Kansas City. A member of the Lowry City School Board in the 1960s and 1970s, he served as president of the board for several of those years. His further civic involvement included the American Legion Post #604 of Lowry City, and their various community projects. A member of the Lowry City Optimists Club, he served as president and later as lieutenant governor. Raymond was saved by faith, in a motel room in Clinton, Iowa while working on a construction project in that area with his father. He attended Wright's Creek, Shady Grove, Lakeland Missionary First Baptist and Wheatland Baptist churches and was later baptized at the First Baptist Church of Lowry City. He served as a church deacon of the First Baptist Church for several years in the 1970s. Services will be held Saturday, Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Lowry City, officiated by Rev. Jeff Ferguson and Rev. Kent Parsons. Music selection will be, "How Great Thou Art", "In The Sweet By and By", "It Is Well With My Soul" and "Amazing Grace". Casketbearers will be Todd Neuenschwander, Josh Schmutz, John Scott, Christopher Rucker, Eli Schmutz, Jacob Scott, Justin Rucker, Andrew Rucker and Aaron Durall. Military honors will be given by Clinton VFW Post #1894. Interment will be in the Lowry City cemetery. Arrangements are being made by Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

SCOTT, Lena Marie Grimes
Clinton Daily Democrat, April 1996
Lena Marie Grimes Scott was born October 26, 1918, in Clinton, to Charles Arthur and Mary Emma Winkler Grimes. She died March 31, 1996 at the Overland Park Place Retirement Center in Overland Park, Kansas. Lena was married to Lonnie Scott on September 7, 1937. For several years they operated Scott's Camp which was located near the county line bridge on the Osage River in St. Clair County. In 1947 they also opened a general store which served the local area until 1968 when the Truman dam project purchased most of the surrounding area. Arthur, Kay and Gary had the unique privilege of growing up in the center of activity around the camp and store. Their first home was a small two room log cabin Lonnie had built shortly after 1932. Later they all moved into living quarters attached to the back of the store. The store continued to be home until it was closed in 1968. The nest was empty and roots were torn out. Shortly thereafter, Lonnie and Lena moved to a rural area near Yukon, Oklahoma, where they built a new home. Lena continued to live there after Lonnie's death in 1974. She formed many new and lasting friendships in the area which she enjoyed so much until the fatal illness which forced her to come to the Overland Park, Ks. area to be near her oldest son. She moved into the Overland Park Place Retirement Center which she greatly enjoyed until her death. Lena was preceded in death by her husband Lonnie; her parents Charles and Mary (Winkler) Grimes; three brothers, Orville, Bill and Roy; one sister, Viola Grimes, and two grandsons, Tevis and Terry Scott. She is survived by sons Arthur and his wife Ellen Scott of Overland Park, Kansas, and Gary and his wife Joan Scott of Urich; one daughter Diane Kay Goodloe of Bonita Springs, Florida; two granddaughters, Arleen and Teresa Scott, and two grandsons, Dr. Jeff Goodloe and Mark Goodloe, other relatives and friends.

SCOTT, Lonnie Lee
Clinton Eye, 4 July 1974
Funeral services were held June 9 at Goodrich Chapel for Lonnie Lee Scott, 64, who died Friday, June 7, at the home of a neighbor after apparently suffering a heart attack. Rev. Milan G. Bourland officiated at the service. Pallbearers were Raymond Scott, Donovan Scott, Robert O. Scott, Robert E. Scott, David Scott and Harold Scott. Burial was in the Lowry City cemetery with Masonic graveside services by Clinton Lodge No. 548 AF AM. Mr. Scott, son of Robert Lee and Lydia Martha Scott was born August 19, 1909, near Wisdom, Mo. He was the former owner and operator of Scott's Camp on the Osage river at the County Line bridge for 37 years before retiring. He was married to Lena Marie Grimes, on September 5, 1937. To this union were born two sons, Arthur and Gary, and one daughter, Kay. Preceding him in death were his father and mother and his older brother Erban of Iconium. He is survived by his two sons, Arthur Scott of Ava, Misssouri, and Gary Scott of Urich, Missouri; daughter Kay Goodloe, of Mustang, Oklahoma; two brothers; R.O. Scott of Lowry City, Missouri, Manuel Scott of Lowry City, and Gilbert Scott of Osceola; two sisters; Nellie Anderson of Roeland Park, Kansas and Edna Witham of Clinton.

SCOTT, Marvin Richard
St. Clair County Courier, Friday, 30 May 2008
Marvin Richard "Dick" Scott was born May 12, 1944 at Osceola to Henry Joseph and Betty Jane "Meredith" Scott. He passed away May 24, 2008 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Kansas City. Dick was a devoted family man who loved his children and grandchildren very much. He was always proud to be called Grandpa. Dick spent lots of time with his grandchildren going hunting, fishing and watching them play sports. He also loved living on the family farm in Osceola. Anytime he had been gone he would always say, "Get me back to Bear Creek!" He truly loved the farm and everything that went with it. Dick took great pride in knowing that his family before him farmed the same land. He was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Scott, father, Joe Scott and brother Jody Scott. Dick is survived by his sons, Rick Scott and wife, Lisa, and Jeff Scott and wife Jessica; stepson, Rick Roland and wife Kathy, his mother, Betty Scott, brother Jack Scott and wife Pam, sisters Jerry Lyn Scott and Paula McKinney, his grandchildren, Shelby Scott, Tyler Scott, Hayden Scott, Cheri Roland and Shawn Roland, other relatives and many, many friends. Services were held Tuesday, May 27, at Hopewell Baptist Church with Reverend Tom Sharp officiating. Music selections included "In the Garden" and "A Dad Like Mine". Casketbearers included Billy Wood, Dave Chapman, Gary Thomas, Tim Wood, Dale Roeder and Jerry Deeser. Honorary casketbearers included Joe Prike and Tyler Scott. Interment was in Hopewell Cemetery with arrangements made by Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

SCOTT, Mary Catherine Roy
St. Clair County Courier, 7 August 2006
We gather together today to celebrate the wonder of earthly life and her victory over death for a person near and dear to us all - Mary Catherine Scott. The Scott family extends their heartfelt appreciation to all of her friends, family and fellow church members in attendance here today. Mary Catherine (Roy) Scott, 84, Deepwater, Mo., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006 at Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola, Mo., after suffering a stroke. She left these earthly bounds as she would have wanted - quickly, quietly and without lingering illness or hospitalization. Mary Catherine Roy was born June 12, 1922 in Kansas City, Mo., to Archibald Roy and Nora (Bridenstine) Roy. She was the eldest of four children and was preceded in death by her three brothers, Robert, Charles and Leroy. Mary's life was one of extraordinary challenges which would have overwhelmed any of us - at any age and at any time in our lives. Born in 1922, she grew to adulthood during the great American depression of the late 1920s and the 1930s. She lost her 39-year-old father due to a heart attack in January, 1933 while she was but 10 years old.- and she and her brothers lost their mother later that year as her mother moved them to a small farmstead near the old Southwest Missouri town of Avery, Mo., and left them to their own devices as she left for Chicago, Ill., and never to return. As the months unfolded through the summer of 1933, Mary was totally reliant on the good will and generosity of farm family neighbors in providing the basic sustenance for her and her three little brothers. As the Fall approached. and growing increasing desperate for help of  any kind, she saw no alternative but to abandon the small farm house and hitchhike wiht her three little brothers the nearly 150 miles to Kansas City, Mo., in hopes of reuniting with extended family members.
Fortunately, she was able to find their way to Uncle George and Aunt Leila Shaw's home in Randolph, Mo., who were able to take them in, but for a very short time. The depth of the depression was upon the land, and her Aunt and Uncle could not financially support this additional family burden. So, Mary and her brothers were taken before the local courts and became wards of the state of Missouri. Mary spent the next year in the Girl's Orphanage in Carrollton, Mo., while her younger brothers were similarly situated at the Missouri State Boy's Orphanage, as well. But, through her letter writing, she kept in regular communication with her brothers and other relatives in the Kansas City, Mo., area and despite several attempts by other families to adopt her brothers; she did what she could to preserve the bonds of their little family. Eventually, she was able to again go before the courts and return to the North Kansas City, Mo., area and in her earliest teen years found herself living with various families in the area as a live-in maid and house servant while caring for their homes and their children for her room and board. Her mother, having now remarried, finally returned to the area and assumed her parental responsibilities for her three youngest children. But Mary, now of an age at which the courts would honor her wishes, and not trusting what the future might hold, chose to stay in her present circumstances in North Kansas City while her mother and her brothers moved to the Northern Indiana area. She did her very best to keep in touch with her precious brothers through cards and letters. As the big sister, Mary's love for them and their love for her knew no bounds. Mary enrolled in North Kansas City High in the Fall of 1937. She absolutely loved school and treasured everything about the academic and social experience. At "Northtown" she found herself...a sense of identiy, a sense of belonging, and a sense of extended family. Her youthful joy and accomplishments were found in numerous scholastic honors, academic societies and various clubs, especially the Pep Club. Her beauty nd popularity culminated her senior year as she was chosen the Owl Queen of North Kansas City High School for 1941. She made many dear and lifelong friends, of both the faculty and student body...and several are here with us today. While a sophomore at "Northtown" and living with one of the several families in the area that had been providing her with a place to stay, she had an unexpected visit one day in 1938 from a "Northtown" junior class schoolmate...John Raymond Scott. Unbeknown to Mary, John Raymond and his older brother, Crawford, had been out riding around "Northtown" and were discussing that good looking young woman Mary Roy when Crawford (who was two years older, but who knew a pretty young woman when he saw one!) "dared" his brother John Raymond to go up to her door and ask her for a date! Crawford pulled up in front of the house...Raymond hopped out...and as they say, the rest is history...64-plus years of marriage! Married on Oct. 11, 1941, she and her husband, Raymond, were immediately confronted with the reality of the coming of World War II which began for the United States with the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Her now brother-in-law, Crawford, who adored her as much as she did him, was killed during the battle at Pearl Harbor while stationed as a U.S. Marine on board the USS Arizona. As her husband and her husband's brother Bill went off to war, like many families she found it necessary to consolidate expenses and moved in with her in-laws. But, for her this provided in many respects the sense of family closeness that she dearly loved. Her father-in-law, John Edward, was now "Pop" and would remain so in her heart forever. And Grace, her new "Mom" helped immeasurably with her new baby daughter and would be a homemaking inspiration to her throughout her life. Her new sister-in-law, Lois Jean, was the sister she never had...and her brother-in-law, Eddy Lee, was a feisty, little red head and another "little brother". As the early years of the war was progressed, she worked for the U.S. Department of Treasury...and the North American Aviation bomber manufacturing plant as one of the many American women proudly serving their country as a "Rosie the Riveter" until her husband came home from the war in September 1945. Mary loved being a mother and she was so proud and delighted with her eight adoring children...who "all knew a Great Mom when they saw one!" She was first blessed with Judith Pamela in 1943; John Edward the Second in 1947; Raymond Crawford in 1951; James Michael in 1955; Jeanna Marie in 1956; William Glen in 1958; Rebecca Caye in 1959; and Lois Janelle in 1962. Anyone who can remember the regular attendance of this entire family at this same First Baptist Church of Lowry City, Mo., during the 1960s remembers quite a parade of little boys in suits and ties, little girls in frilliy dresses and patent leather shoes...and the strollers, diaper bags and baby bottles galore! In each of our lives, we usually find "our place" that special place or thing which sustains us...which nourishes our spirit...and which gives us purpose and meaning to our life. Mary Scott was no exception. Mary's place, so to speak, could be found in three things: her faith, her family and her friends...and I guess we should add a special fourth, her flowers. Mary was saved by faith at the Lin-Wayne Baptist Church in Kansas City, Mo., in 1943. She liveed an exemplary life of faith and inspiration for her family, her friends and her fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. She thirsted for fellowship at the First Baptist Church and attended as often as her health would permit. She drew spiritual nourishment from her daily or nightly readings from the Word of God. Her well-worn Bible is replete with lines, underlines, margin notes, bookmarks, inspirational messages and scraps of paper with biblical quotations or references. Some of her favorite inserts in her Bible include: "Make yourself familiar with the angels, and behold them frequently in spirit; for without being seen, they are present with you." "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change...the courage to change the things I can...and the wisdom to know the difference."
"The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail." And finally, "Love is the only law you need." And on the walls of her home hang inspirational needlepoint and framed messages of her faith that include: "Though oft I feel discouraged, I know that God is there: And even when I whisper, He hears my faintest prayer." "Those who wait on the Lord...shall mount up with wings like eagles!" And finally, "I put all my eggs in one basket; and gave the basket to God." Her faith was incredibly tested in 1991, when at the age of 69, she underwent surgery for colon cancer. Concurrent with this colostomy procedure, a lumpectomy was performed on a suspicious lump on her breast and tragically she was diagnosed with breast cancer, as well. Thirty days later she underwent a complete masectomy. But, like the strong, resilient woman of faith that she was, she never complained or asked, "Why me?" She just got on with dong what she did best..."living and loving those around her!" Her family and the home she provided them were so important to her. Mary was a loving homemaker her entire life. She particularly enjoyed sharing her remarkable cooking talents with both family and friends. She treasured her children...and their children...and their children's children...but she loved yours, too!
She had a kind spirit...a tneder hand...a gentle smile...and loving...for all of the "little people" that she ever met. Reflecting back on her childhood, she simply wanted to give all the love that she had missed...to those precious little ones who need it the most. And when little children would meet her for the first time, they knew of her loving heart! Her home was also furnished with many framed mementos expressing this love: "God bless my little kitchen, I love its every nook, and bless me as I do my work, wash pots and pans and cook." "Grandparents always have time for love." "Grandchildren are the treasures of our golden years." "A house is made of brick and stone, a home is made of love alone." "Love grows happy hearts." "Those who give love, gather love." "By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; and by knowledge the rooms are filled with precious and pleasant riches." And finally..."Before I got married, I had eight theories about bringing up children; now, I have eight children and no theories." And, now to you, her friends...her oh so dear friends...who filled her life with a storehouse of memories...and a houseful of gifts and treasures...and cards and letters. Just know that if you ever gave Mary Scott a gift, a card, a letter, any simple part of your caring and love for her...she kept it...she put it in a special place...it's still there...in her home...treasured like the most precious gift ever imagined! Each of you made her life so much richer! She would often reminisce about each and every one of you...and how you had influenced her life...and how you had made her a better person for having known you. Thank you again for being here today to honor her and her family. And, let me close with a note regarding her fondness for all living things...but particularly her fondness for all types of plants and flowers...as they brightened her home and her heart. Mary found a therapeutic outlet in the care and nurturing of virtually any domesticated plant and flower in which she came in contact. There was always one more place...for one more plant...for one more flower...in her yard, her home and her life. If it could be grown, her "green thumb" could do it! She had a special fondness for all types of Roses. In her home, she had numerous plaques and needlepoint as framed reminders of her love for flowers...which include: "She who plants a garden...plants happiness." And, "Count your garden by flowers, never by the leaves that fall - Count your days by golden hours, don't remember clouds at all - Count your nights by stars not shadows, count your life by smiles, not tears - And with joy on every birthday, count your age by friends, not years." And, so my friends...and members of the extended Scott family...let us count our days with this wonderful woman as some of the most precious and blessed of our lives...and look toward that day when will be with her again. Would a rose by any other name be half as sweet? Mary Scott is forever that precious rose. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Lowry City. Burial was in the Lowry City Cemetery. Rev. Kent Parson officiated and Dennis and Beverly Goskie provided music. Casketbearers were Jeffrey Roy, Robert Roy, Kenneth Roy, Joshua Schmutz, Elijah Schmutz and Aaron DuRall. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established at the First Baptist Church of Lowry City to honor her life. Arrangements, Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola, Mo.

SCOTT, Maurice G.
Clinton Daily Democrat, 15 August 2002
Maurice G. Scott, 84, Cottonwood, Arizona, died Monday, August 12, 2002, in the Verde Valley Medical Center, Cottonwood, Arizona. He was a retired carpenter. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 17, in the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery.

SCOTT, Robert Orval (Rev.)
St. Clair County Courier, Friday, 11 April 2008
REV. ROBERT O. SCOTT - Robert Orval Scott was born Dec. 5, 1926 to R.O. and Hazel Frances [Boomershine} Scott at their home in St. Clair County near Brownington. He passed April 4, 2008 at the Golden Living Center in Branson. He attended Harris Bend Grade School, a one room rural school. His high school years were spent at Deepwater where he graduated Valedictorian of his class. Robert spent the next two years attending college at Mt. Zion Bible School, near Ava, where he received an Associate of Arts Degree. He later attended Kansas City College and Bible School for one semester. Additional training was taken to qualify as a Nursing Home Administrator. Robert was saved at Mt. Olive Church of God [Holiness] in Benton County, where the paster, his father. R.O. Scott ministered. His father, also, baptized him in Hogles Creek near Wisdom. Later, Bob was sanctified at Mt. Zion Bible School. He felt the Lord calling him into the ministry so he was licensed by the Mt. Zion Church in 1947. Rev. T.F. Evans and P.M. Cowen administered at this service. In 1951, when Robert was pastoring the Church of God [Holiness] at ElDorado, Kansas, he was ordained by two elders, his father and Rev. James Poe. Robert also pastored churches at Clarksburg Valley near Fort Scott, Kansas, Bynumville and Moberly, plus co-pastoring at the Lowry City Church of God [Holiness]. Robert ministered a total of 25 years in these churches. Since students were not allowed to marry during the school year at Mt. Zion, Bob chose to set his wedding date at midnight, May 14, 1948 [the day school closed] and he married Ilah Ruth Burrows that night. One daughter, Marilyn Ruth, was born to their marriage.  Both Ilah and Marilyn Ruth were tragically killed in a car acident in 1972. Robert spent 16 years as administrator of the Truman Lake Manor, Inc. at Lowry City. He also was the administrator at the care center in Moberly, MO.
In 1973, Robert married Helen [Raulston] Shipman and they spent almost 35 happy years together. They moved to Branson in 1996 where they worked at Honey Suckle Inn for four years and Grand Crown Resorts for ten years. He is survived by his wife, Helen of their home in Branson, one granddaughter, Sheri Hartell and husband,
Dan and their children Randy, Dylan, Miranda and two-year-old twins, Joshua and Justin of Chicago Ridge, Illinois; three step-children Jim Shipman and wife Sheila, Raytown, Jerry Shipman and wife, Fran, Jefferson City, and a daughter, Mary Lingafelter and husband, Larry, Wichita, Kansas; seven step-grandchildren, 10 step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth McCarthy and Ruby Rice, Lowry City; three brotherss, Noel and Harold Scott, Lowry City and David Scott, Jefferson City. One brother, Donovan Scott preceded him in death last October. Services were held Monday, April 7, at the Lowry City Church of God [Holiness] with Rev. Noel Scott, Rev. Thomas E. Reed, Rev. A.R. Wilson and Rev. Steve Elsey officiating. Music was provided by the Scott Family. Casketbearers were Bob and Helen's family. Interment was in the Lowry City Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Mt. Zion Bible College.

SCOTT, Shelby J. 
Clinton Daily Democrat, 25 October 2004
Shelby J. Scott, 62, Emmett, Kansas, died Friday, October 22, 2004, at an Onaga hospital. He was born July 5, 1942, in Gaines, the son of Delmar Dumont and Frances Golden Scott. He had lived in the Emmett community since 1982. He grew up in the Gaines community and graduated from Clinton High School in 1960. He had been an engineer for the state of Missouri Highway Department, working as a highway inspector. He later became a boilermaker, working out of the Boilermaker Union Local No. 83, Kansas City. For many years, he was a member of the Emmett United Methodist Church and Boilermaker Union Local No. 83. He married Loretta Devader October 17, 1998, at St. Mary's. She survives of the home. He is also survived by three daughters, Sharol Gutierrez, Olathe, Kansas; Shelley Tucker, Springfield, and Stacey Scott, Lee's Summit; son Shannon Scott, Odessa; two sisters, Donna Moritz, Clinton, and Mary Vennita, Quinton, Oklahoma; seven grandchildren. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 25, at Iconium Cemetery, Iconium.

SCRIBNER, Kenneth Ray
Clinton Daily Democrat, 12 February 2002
Kenneth Ray Scribner, 79, Osceola, died Sunday, February 10, 2002, at Golden Valley Hospital. He will be cremated under the direction of Consalus Funeral Home. He was born February 25, 1922 in Columbus, Ohio. He served in the United States Army during World War II as a paratrooper. He was a member of the Clinton VFW Post 1894 and a life member of the American Legion. He was a self-employed medical technician. Preceding him in death were his parents; one brother, Leroy Scribner, and one sister. Survivors include one stepson, Charles Moore, Osceola; two half-sisters; several nieces and nephews, and friends, Clint Reynolds and John Tittle, both of Osceola.

SEE, Jannie Lou Roberts Elliott
St. Clair County Courier, April 1991
Jannie Lou (Roberts) Elliott See - Jannie Lou See, 60, of Lowry City died March 29, 1991 at the home. She was born in Caplinger Mills, MO on March 24, 1931. She lived in Osceola and Clinton before moving to Lowry City 15 years ago. Jannie was a medical laboratory technician at the Wetzel Clinic in Clinton before she retired. Earlier she had worked at Sac Osage Hospital and for Dr. Geisler at the Tri-County Clinic in Osceola. Jannie was a member of the Osceola Church of the Brethren. She was past Worthy Matron of the order of the Eastern Star in Lowry City. In 1983 she was honored as District Deputy Grand Matron. Jannie was preceded in death by her mother, Beulah May Roberts (who died while giving birth to Jannie) and her father, Claude Wesley Roberts; her beloved brother, Carl Roberts; and her maternal grandparents, Claude and Lula Moore, who raised her. Survivors include her husband, Russell See of the home; two daughters, Arlene Castanada and Elaine Trautman of St. Joseph; a stepson, David See of Lowry City; stepmother, Ruth Roberts of Roscoe; and a brother, Bill Roberts of Springfield. She has four half-brothers, Roy Roberts, Dale Roberts and Lee Roberts of Mount Sterling, IA and Ted Roberts of Republic; two half-sisters, Irene Bell of Stockton and Neva Williams of El Dorado Springs; two granddaughters, Elena Antonia Castanada and Ruschell Arlene Trautman of St. Joseph; and two step-grandchildren, Tristin and Rachel Kay See of Lowry City. Memorial services were held at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 1 at Sheldon- Goodrich Funeral Home with Rev. Harold Foster officiating. Music was provided by Mrs. Paula Carroll and Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Hartley. Casketbearers were Phillip Roberts, Larry Roberts, Denny Basore, Ray Carroll, Sam Ganfield and Robert Bell. Interment was at Oyer Cemetery near El Dorado Springs under the direction of Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home of Osceola.

SEE, Russell Elmer
Clinton Daily Democrat, 14 May 2001
Russell E. See was born April 4, 1916, son of Lottie Ryan and Irvin Henry See of Scott City, Kansas, and died Thursday, May 3, 2001, at Mt. Vernon Veterans Hospital in Mt. Vernon. He married Fern Ellen Stewart, August 28, 1938. She died in 1972. He joined the U.S. Navy on December 14, 1943, and was part of the Philippine Liberation. He received the Victory Medal and Navy Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged in January 1946. He married Jannie (Roberts) Elliott March 29, 1976. She died March 29, 1991.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Ernest See and Basil See, and one sister, May Fick. He is survived by his son, David See, Clinton; two daughters, Elaine Wilson and Arlene Castanada, both of St. Joseph; a brother, Walter See; four sisters, Hazel Eikerman, Dorothy Patton, Pearle Stricker and Lorena Turley; his grandchildren, Elana Castanada, Jannie May Castanada, Rachel Kay See, Tristen See and Ruschell Wilson; other relatives and friends. Funeral services were Wednesday, May 9, at 2 p.m. at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Burial was in Roscoe Cemetery.

SEELINGER, Anna Bertha Johannes
Appleton City Journal, 27 October 1898
Funeral – Seelinger. I was called to conduct the funeral services of Anna Bertha Seelinger, wife of Jacob Sulinger, on Sunday, at 10 a.m., October 23, 1898. The services were held at the residence, six miles northeast of Prairie City, where the remains were intered in the presence of a large audience of sympathizing friends and sorrow-stricken relatives. The funeral procession was nearly a mile in length. Everyone had a word or praise for the deceased, who leaves a sorrowing husband and five children – the youngest being only a few weeks old.
Mrs. Seelinger was formally a member of the Lutheran church, but at her death she was a member of the New Prospect C.P. church, in which she was held in high esteem. She was a devoted wife, a loving and faithful mother. Her last sickness was of many weeks duration, which she bore with patience and resignation. Anna Bertha was the daughter of Ehrhart and Agnes Johannes. She was born in Benton county, Mo., December 24, 1862, and died Oct. 21 1898, at 11 p.m. She was united in marriage to Jacob Seelinger March 28, 1880. She leaves a father, mother, three brothers and three sisters to mourn her loss. W.M. Freeze.

SEEVERS, Ruth (Dr.)
St. Clair County Library Files
Longtime physician, Dr. Ruth dead at 102 - Osceola and St. Clair County residents are mourning the loss of a long-serving citizen. Dr. Ruth Seevers, who was 102 only last month, died Sunday (October 13, 1985) at Truman Lake Manor Nursing Home in Lowry City. “Doc Ruth”, as many referred to her, was born Sept. 6, 1883 in Osceola and practiced medicine in the area from 1906 until she retired in 1977. She was one of the county’s distinguished residents being the first woman to graduate from the University of Missouri School of Medicine in 1906. Doc Ruth followed in the footsteps of her father, who had been a doctor in the Osceola area since 1882. She said in a 1975 interview that her father offered to pay for her medical education if she promised to complete her education before marrying. She never married and graduated from the medical school in 1906 as president of her class. She returned to her home of Osceola and immediately began to practice using a horse and buggy to travel across St. Clair Counties and the surrounding. She graduated from Osceola High School in 1902. Doc Ruth devoted her lifetime of service to many a community organizations. She had been a member of the St. Clair County Library Board until she retired in May 1978. She also served on the Sac-Osage Hospital Board and Osceola School Board. She was a former member of the Osceola Cemetery Association, the St. Clair County Chapter of the American Red Cross, the Osceola Garden Club and the Sac-Osage and Springfield, MO Button clubs. She was a member of the Osceola Presbyterian Church. She was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Osceola and was a member of the local chapter of Business and Professional Women. She was commissioned a Missouri Squire in 1963. She is survived by a nephew, Dr. John J. Sullivan, Osceola; a niece, Mrs. Eleanor Lightfoot Jones, Lamar, CO; her sister-in-law, Mrs. J. Glover Seevers, Lamar, CO; George Hampton, Osceola; great nieces and nephews.

SEIDER, Mary Wix
Clinton Daily Democrat, 21 May 2003
Mary Wix Seider, 85, Appleton City, died Monday, May 19, 2003, at Appleton City Manor Nursing Home. She is survived by on daughter, Linda Middleton, Salina, Kansas; one brother, Joe Wix Jr., Butler; three stepsons, Verlyn Seider, Dearborn, Dale Seider, Appleton City, and Philip Seider, Clinton, and one stepdaughter, Shirley Fischer, Rockville. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 22, at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, with burial in Appleton City Cemetery.

SELF, James Dolmer
 Clinton Daily Democrat, 2 April 2002
James D. Self, 62, Osceola, died at his home, Friday, March 29, 2002. He was a wood cutter. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 4, 10 a.m., at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, with burial in Pleasant Springs Cemetery, El Dorado Springs.

SELF, Jesse Alan
Clinton Daily Democrat, 3 April 2002
Jesse Self of Osceola, 42, is a veteran volunteer firefighter with the Sac-Osage Fire Protection District who was fighting a major sage grass fire near Weaubleau Creek on April 1 when he suffered a heart attack and had to be flown to a Kansas City hospital. Mr. Self and his brother, Willie Self, were fighting the fire together off of TT highway southeast of Osceola when the heart attack occurred. At last report, Mr. Self was in very critical condition and on life-support systems at a Kansas City area hospital.

SELF, Jesse Alan
Clinton Daily Democrat, 8 April 2002
Jesse A. Self, 42, Osceola, died Friday, April 5, 2002, at Menorah Medical Center, Overland Park, Kansas. He was a mill manager. Graveside services are Wednesday, April 10, 11 a.m. at Bear Creek Cemetery, Osceola. Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

SELF, Rocky Dan
St. Clair County Courier, 5 August 2005
Rocky Dan Self, 49, Osceola, died Sunday, July 31, 2005 in his home. The son of Gus and Esther Lowe Self, he was born June 4, 1956, at Grain Valley. His wife, Lucretia Self, a son, Tony Hamilton, his parents, and three brothers, John, James and Jesse Self preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Martha Self, of the home; 10 children, Sam Hamilton, Calhoun, James Carr, El Dorado Springs, Allen Hamilton, Warsaw, Clinton Carr, Appleton City, Corine Strickland, Orrum, N.C., Kenny Stowell, Clinton, Katey Stowell, Angel Self and April Self, all of Osceola and Gus Self, Calhoun; a sister, Margie Jones, Osceola; 18 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Thursday, Aug. 4, in Murray Funeral Home, Humansville, with Rev. Greg Mangum officiating. Pallbearers were Gus Self, James Carr, Allen Hamilton, Will Self, Clint Carr and Kenny Stowell. Interment was in Oyer Cemetery under the direction of Murray Funeral Home.

SELL, Glen E.
Kansas City Star, 14 February 2010
Glen E. Sell, 86, of Deepwater, MO, passed away February 12, 2010, at Appleton City Manor, Appleton City, MO. Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton, MO. Funeral services will be held Wed., Feb. 17, 2010, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Deepwater, MO. Burial will be in Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, MO. Memorials to the Deepwater Baptist Church in care of the funeral home. Survivors include his wife, Aretha, of Lowry City, MO; his daughter, Marsha Lerner and husband Drew, of Overland Park, KS; a son, Tim Sell and wife, Carol, of Deepwater, MO; and three grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Imogen Baird, Lenexa, KS. Fond memories can be left at vansant- millsfuneralhome.com. (Arr.: Vansant- Mills Funeral Home.

SELL, James Cecil
St. Clair County Courier, 23 March 2007
James Cecil Sell was born on June 25, 1941 in Clinton, Missouri to James Lloyd and Lottie Cecil (Anders) Sell and passed away on March 18, 2007 in Menorah hospital in Kansas City, Kansas. Jim loved life, family and friends and especially spending time with his grandchildren. He could find good in everyone and was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone that needed it. Jim loved going out on his boat with family and friends and spending all day fishing. He always looked forward to the 4th of July to have a big fish fry and making his famous hush puppies. He could build anything from bird houses to pole barns. He also enjoyed gardening, tomato plants and flowers of all kinds. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, James and Lottie Sell, two sisters, Susann Poland and Darlene Garnett. Jim is survived by his wife, Paulette "Paula" of the home, three children, Jeffery Sell of Harrison, Arkansas, Kim Dunn of Clinton, Missouri, Willie Dunn of Independence, Missouri, three sisters, Joyce Lawyer and Lee of Montcello, Indiana, Rose Wuefikotter and Tom of Wellington, Missouri and Sandy Ehlert and Ray of Odessa, Missouri, a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Services were held on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at 10:30 A.M. at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Officiated by Rev. Larry Young. Music was "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Donna Carney, Soloist. Casketbearers and Military Services was done by Clinton V.F.W. Post #1894. Arrangements by: Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola, Missouri.

SELL, Vincent H.
 
Clinton Daily Democrat, 22 May 2001
Vincent H. Sell, 80, Deepwater, died Monday, May 21, 2001, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. He was a retired office manager/civil service. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Burial will be in Lowry City Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola.

SETTLE, Charles Howard
Clinton Daily Democrat, 28 January 2003
Charles H. Settle, 78, Oak Grove and formerly of Lowry City, an owner - operator of a millwork company, died Sunday, January 26, 2003, at Oak Grove Nursing Center. Funeral services will be Thursday, January 30, 2 p.m., at Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home. Burial will be in Lowry City Cemetery.

SETTLE, Della F. Carver
Osceola Library Files
Della F. Settle, second daughter of John Morgan and Sarah Todd Carver, was born in St. Clair County, Mo. January 6, 1890, and was released from her suffering August 17, 1979 at Colonial Manor Nursing Home, where she had been a resident for four years. Della was 89 years, seven months and eleven days old. On July 4, 1909, she was united in marriage by the Rev. B.F. Lawler in Osceola to Benjamin H. Settle. To this union was born one daughter, Imogene Settle Wilson. Della and Ben made their first home in Lowry City, later moving to Clinton in 1925. The Settles retired in May of 1938 to their farm home in Lowry City, where Ben passed away in October of that year. In 1962, Mrs. Settle moved to Appleton City to make her home with her daughter and granddaughter. Della was known as a devoted mother, wife and loving grandmother. Mrs. Settle placed her membership with the Christian Church of Appleton City in July of 1963. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two sisters and one grandson. Immediate survivors are her daughter; one granddaughter, Denise Wilson Weber of Springfield; one grandson, Sgt. First Class Glenn Wilson of Auburn, Kentucky; six great-grandchildren, Kevin, Keith and Sheri Wilson of Flandreau. S. D., Jackie Keys, Connie and Marina Wilson of Russlville, Kentucky; one great-great-granddaughter, Andrea Keys, also of Russlville, Kentucky; and three nieces and nephews. Services were held Sunday, August 19, 1979 at the Eckhoff-Hill Funeral Home, with Rev. Burton Williams officiating. Burial was in King's Prairie cemetery, Gerster. Pallbearers were Warren Keeling, Paul Wheeler, Brian Weber, Richard Juchet and John Wears.

SETTLE, Gene
Osceola Library Files
Gene Settle, 56, Stockton, died December 20, 1992 at a hospital in Bolivar. Services will be at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 23, at the First Baptist Church of Lowry City, burial in the Lowry City Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the New Hope Baptist Church, Stockton. Mr. Settles was born in Lowry City and lived in Blue Springs and Lee's Summit before moving to Stockton 25 years ago. He owned a barbershop in Lee's Summit from 1961 to 1967 and also was a barber in Stockton. He was a member of the New Hope Church. Survivors include his wife, Gladys Settle of the home; four sons, Timothy Settle, Fayetteville, Ar., Joel Settle and Eric Settle of Stockton, and Curtis Settle, Seffner, Fl.; a daughter, Cindi Velasquenz, Lee's Summit; two brothers, Charles Settle, Lowry City, and Forrest Settle, Urbana; two sisters, Ernestine Durbin, Osceola, and Martha Corum, Independence, and seven grandchildren.

SETTLE, Ola Belle Roberts
Osceola Library Files
Mrs. Ola B. Settle, 86, of Lowry City passed away Monday afternoon, February 29, 1988 at Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. Mrs. Settle was born near Osceola. She was a life-long St. Clair County area resident. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Osceola. She is survived by three sons, Forrest D. Settle of Urbana, Charles H. Settle of Blue Springs, and Gene Settle of Stockton; two daughters, Mrs. Ernestine Durbin and Mrs. Martha A. Corum of Osceola; 36 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 4 at 1:00 p.m. at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Lowry City Cemetery under direction of the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home.
Note: Lowry City Cemetery record lists: Ola Belle (Roberts) Settle, born 14 July 1901; died 29 February 1988.

SETTLES, Rolla Vickers
Osceola Library Files 
Rolla Vickers (R. V.) Settles was born on August 4, 1916, in Deepwater, the first child of Rolla and Mary Lee (Vickers) Settles. R. V. had resided at Truman Manor in Lowry City since September 1991. He worked on the ice route as a young man. Then in a few years bought the business. At various times there was also a restaurant, bus stop and grocery store on the property. R. V. owned the Chrysler-Plymouth dealership for a number of years. He, with Velma's help, ran Mel Janssen's Funeral Home a while before he went to work for Peabody Coal Company, retiring from there. On December 31, 1936, he married Velma Bray, who had just moved to Deepwater with her parents from Lowry City. R. V. was community-minded. He was a member of the Lions Club, served on the Deepwater School Board, the Fairview Housing Board, was a member of the United Mine Workers Union and part of the start-up for the Senior Nutrition Center. He was a member of the Deepwater Methodist Church and a fine Christian man, loving husband, dad, grandpa and friend to all who knew him. R. V.'s loving family include his wife and life companion for 60 years, Velma, Charles, Joan Sue, Janet and Sadie; nine grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; one sister, Bennie Lee Schofield of Helena, Montana; a sister-in-law, Marie Hatter Settles Clevenger of Albuquerque, New Mexico, as well as a number of cousins, nephews, nieces and friends. R. V. was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, John Russell (Jack) Settles. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel Monday, March 10, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Jim Brack officiating. Pallbearers were Gary Groff, Rick Settles, Kevin Settles, Dale Vogel, Larry Groff, David Vogel. Darren Kimzey, Shawn Cooper and Gregg Steffens. Burial was in the Deepwater Cemetery, under the direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton.

SEVERS, Mary Elizabeth Calvird  
Mrs. Charlie Henry Severs Died - at her home at 215 West Green street last Thursday morning. She had not been ill, and the day before she passed away was in town shopping. Death was due to heart failure. Mary Elizabeth Calvird, the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Calvird, was born in Franklin county, Kentucky, November 26, 1851. She came with her parents two years later to St. Clair county, and there she grew into womanhood, sweet and pretty. She met Charles H. Severs, and the two were wed December 1, 1875. They lived west of Clinton for some time, then moved to Clinton soon after their marriage. Theirs was a happy marriage, and five children were given to them, four of whom survive: Albert F. Severs, Shrevesport, La., in the grocery business; Mrs. Bessie L. Kibbey, a milliner in Harrisonville, Mo.; Frank R. Severs, Omaha, Nebr., and Clyde C. Severs, of the home. Mr. Severs passed away February 4, 1899. Mrs. Severs was a member of the M. E. Church, South, uniting with it in her girlhood, and enjoyed going to church and attending the different societies when she was able. Her home was ever dearest to her heart, and there she labored and smiled, ever alert to any opportunity to do something for her children. In her home at this time, is a lovely potted chrysanthemum, with white blossoms in profusion which she had carefully tended, and saved, looking forward to having it for Thanksgiving day, the day of reuion, when her loved ones would be with there. She was a lover of music, especially the violin, and fond of reading, keeping up with the things of today, interested in the world's affairs. All who knew her liked her. Besides the children named above, she is survived by two brothers, Frank Calvird, west of Clinton, and Charles A. Calvird, Sr., of Clinton, also five grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. at the home, by Rev. Wolfe. Interment was in Englewood cemetery beside her husband. The ballbearers were: Messrs. Robert Allen, Clyde Knoles, Lewis Covington, Calvin Luallin, Gus Dillon and Tom Parks.

SHACKELFORD, William F. (Rev.)
Osceola Democrat, 21 October 1909
Rev. W. F. Shackelford - In memory of Elder W. F. Shackelford, who departed this life at his home in Osceola, Missouri, on October 17, 1909. W. F. Shackelford was born in Culpeper County, Va., August 10, 1835, was at the age of seventy-four years, two months, and seven days when he died. Rev. Shackelford was married to Miss Ruth Galloway October 24, 1854. To this union were born nine children, six of whom are living. In 1870 his companion departed this life. In July 1873, he was again married to Miss Nancy Wilhoit. Unto them were born six children, four of whom, with his wife, survive him. At the age of twenty years he professed faith in Christ, uniting with the Missionary Baptist  Church and continued a faithful and devoted member through life. He was ordained to the gospel ministry in 1877, devoting his time to the ministry with the exception of the last ten years, eight years of which he filled the office of Probate Judge of this county. In 1884 he assisted in the organization of the St. Clair County Baptist Association, serving as clerk eighteen years in succession, with the exception of one year when he was chosen moderator. In 1901 he was chosen as moderator. The dear old father in Israel rests from his labors but his works shall follow him and he still lives in the memory and hearts of the people with and for whom his life has been spent. In the family he will be missed as a kind and loving father and a devoted husband. In the church, as a wise counsellor and interested member, he will also be missed.
The community has lost a good citizen and the world, a Man. The funeral service was conducted by Elder W. S. Birdsong, at the Baptist church in Osceola, amid a large crowd of sorrowing friends, including several ministers.
The funeral arrangements were in charge of the Masonic order, of which he had long been a member. The surviving children by his first wife are Mrs. Sallie Estes, Chetopa, Kas., Mrs. Adda Waugh, Miami, Kas.,
Mrs. Mary Tucker, Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Margie Baker, Kanawha, Iowa, T. H. Shackelford, Algona, Iowa, C. K. Shackelford, Lodge Pole, Iowa. By his second marriage, Mrs. Bertie Howerton, St. Clair County, R. H. Shackelford, Lone Rock, Iowa, W. S. Shackelford, Whitemore, Iowa, R. V. Shackelford, Kansas City, Mo.

SHAFFNER, Leland Dale 
Clinton Daily Democrat, 4 May, 2004
Leland Dale Shaffner, 70, a resident of Las Cruces, New Mexico since 1986, went to be with the Lord Monday, April 19, 2004, at The Village at Northrise. He will be deeply missed by family, loved ones and friends. Leland was born May 17, 1933, at Deepwater. He was married August 4, 1963, to Judy Stubbs Shaffner of Edgerton. Leland graduated from Appleton City High School where he was valedictorian of his senior class; Central Technical Institute in Kansas City, Kansas City Junior College and William Jewell College in Liberty. He did graduate study at the University of Arizona in Tucson. He was an engineer at KCMO-TV in Kansas City 10 years. He loved to problem solve and be creative. He taught math at Ajo, Arizona, High School for one year. The Director of Engineering position at Donrey Media Group afforded him challenges at four TV stations and five radio stations from 1965 to 1972. The group was headquartered in Fort Smith, Arkansas. While there he had the adventure of redesigning the old Carnegie Public Library into the new studios of KFSA-TV. He also was a key figure in rebuilding KORK-TV in Las Vegas, Nevada, after a devastating fire. In 1972 his dream of owning his own radio station came true. KWOC AM/FM in Popular Bluff were his ultimate satisfaction and he served as general manager until 1987 when ill health made it necessary for him to sell the stations. His greatest joy came from the gospel programming he was able to provide to Southeast Missouri. He carried such programs as Back To The Bible, through The Bible Radio With J. Vernon McGee, Haven Of Rest and many local programs such as Big Country Gospel with Harold Urich. He also owned KOBE/KOPE in Las Cruces from 1985 to 1987 and carried local programming, such as St. Paul's Methodist Church Sunday Worship Hour. He was employed by New Mexico State University from November 1987 to August 1997. He was chief engineer of KRWG-FM for about three years and then was a satellite technician uplinking distance education classes from National Technological University through the WERC Program at NMSU. Leland had wanted to be a missionary and serve at HCJB (Heralding Christ Jesus' Blessings) Short-Wave Missionary Radio Station in Quito, Ecuador. Because of health problems he could not serve, but became a special representative for HCJB informing churches and other groups of the mission opportunity in this wonderful ministry that now broadcasts the gospel into over 100 countries in over nine languages. He was a member of the board of directors of Christian Radio Station KHEP in Phoenix, Arizona, for many years. He appreciated the opportunity to share his knowledge, experience and expertise in broadcasting to benefit the listeners. Leland was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Las Cruces where he enjoyed serving as a deacon and a Sunday School teacher of third grade children for several years. He had served as a deacon in every church of which the family was members. He was minister of music at McNeil Mission and of Eastside Baptist Church in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
He was a former certified U.S. swimming referee and stroke and turn judge volunteering at many swim meets in New Mexico and El Paso. His hobbies included attending southern gospel music concerts, coin collecting, rock-hounding, collecting antique radios and traveling. He loved miniature dachshunds and the family has had that breed of dog since 1966. He had been a dedicated Christian since age 14. He was a loving and loyal husband, father, grandfather and loved one. He was a faithful friend to many. He had a strong positive will that overcame many adversities by the Lord's strength. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Delbert and Blanche Shaffner, Lowry City; a loving stepmother, Eula Shaffner, and an infant sister, Lois Jean Shaffner.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Judy, of the home; his son, Layton and friend Jana McManigal, Dallas; his children by special choice and source of joy, Colleen Antone, Darrell Antone and wife Brenday, Topeka, Kansas, Chuck Weaver and wife Mickey, Las Cruces; six grandchildren, Chris Cleveland, Belynda Antone, Kristianne (Weaver) Larson, Geoffrey Crego, Dmitri Antone, Carlitos Weaver, and four great-grandchildren, Anthony Cleveland, Jazmiin Cleaveland, Israel Vasquez and Eliza Pena. One sister, Rita Cafer of Sedalia, also survives. The Celebration of Leland's life was at Calvary Baptist Church, Las Cruces, Thursday, April 22 with interment at the Masonic Cemetery followed.

SHARP, Frances Page
Called To Her Reward - Mrs. P. B. Sharp passed away at 7 p.m., June 16th, 1926 , at the home of her youngest daughter, Mrs. George Richeson, in Pittsburg, Kans. About 6 months ago she fell and hurt her hip, from which she never fully recovered, and that, together with infirmities of advanced age, caused her death. Deceased was past 80 years of age, having been born Sept. 15, 1845, near Page City, in Lafayette county, but had spent many years in Henry and St. Clair counties. She resided north of Clinton for a number of years; then near Lowry City, and later near Brownington, before going to Pittsburg. She was a member of the Christian church, and was held in high esteem by a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. Her maiden name was Frances Page, and she was married on Nov. 29, 1864, in Lafayette County, to P. B. Sharp, who lived north of Clinton. He preceded her in death April 25, 1910. She is survived the following children: Mrs. E. Hinkle, Marshfield, Mo.; Mrs. N. W. Allison; Higginsville, Mo.; J. F. Sharp, Brownington, Mo.; C. P. Sharp, Cherokee, Kans.; Mrs. Wm. J. McHale, Denver, Co.; J. W. Sharp, Higginsville, Mo.; Mrs. J. T. Dodson, Brownington, Mo.; Mrs. E. Garnett,, Osceola, Mo.; and Mrs. George L. Richeson, Pittsburg, Kans.; also one brother J. M. Page, of Lafayette county, and one sister, Mrs. Maria Walton, in Utah. The body was brought to Clinton Saturday morning, and a graveside service was conducted that afternoon, burial being in Englewood cemetery.

SHARP, James Leonard
Clinton Daily Democrat
James L. Sharp, 77, Lowry City, died Monday, February 10, 1997, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. Mr. Sharp worked from 1942 until he went on disability in 1963 at the Aileen Quirk & Sons Bean Factory in North Kansas City. He had been a resident of Lowry City the past five years. He is survived by his wife, Janice, of the home; a son, James William Sharp and wife Sue, of Deepwater; a daughter Janet Lynn Fuchs of Lowry City; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be Thursday, February 13, 1 p.m. at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Lowry City Cemetery.

SHARP, John Franklin
Clinton Newspaper, February 1928
John Franklin Sharp was born April 8, 1869, on a farm three and one-half miles north of Clinton, and died at his home in Brownington, Feb. 9, 1928, being 58 years, 10 months and one day old. He spent his entire life in Henry and St. Clair counties with the exception of two years, which he spent in Kansas. He was married to Alpha Edith Bennett, Dec. 23, 1900, and to this union three children were born. One Ernest Perry, died in 1902, at the age of six months; the other two - Mrs. Dora Thelma Hosack, and Ellen Virginia Sharp, of the home, together with his wife, survive him. He is also survived by two brothers and six sisters as follows: Charles Sharp, of Cherokee, Kans.; J. W. Sharp of Higginsville, Mo.; Mrs. E. Hinkle, of Marshfield, Mo.; Mrs. N. W. Allison, of Higginsville, Mo.; Mrs. Wm. J. McHale, of Denver, Colo.; Mrs. J. T. Dodson, of Brownington, Mo.; Mrs. Eva Garnett, of Osceola, Mo., and Mrs. George L. Richeson, of Pittsburg, Kans. He is also survived by one grandchild, Cartha Jean Hosack. Mr. Sharp had resided for a number of years in Brownington, and for the last six years has had the care of the school building. He was a very highly respected citizen, a good neighbor, an affectionate husband, and a kind father to his children. The beautiful floral offering and the large crowd of friends at the funeral, showed the esteem in which he was held by the whole community. All the brothers and sister were present for the funeral except Mrs. McHale, of Denver, and several of them were at his bedside at the time of his death. The funeral services were held at the Baptist church in Brownington, Friday p.m., conducted by James d. Briggs, of Deepwater, and the body was tenderly laid to rest in the beautiful cemetery near by.

SHARP, John W.
Kansas City Star, 9 September 2008
John W. Sharp - John, 74, Overland Park, KS passed away Sept. 6, 2008 at Shawnee Mission Med. Center. Memorial services 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept.11, 2008 at Maple Hill Funeral Home, 3300 Shawnee Drive, Kansas City, KS, (913) 831-3345. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions to Abdallah Shrine Children's Committee. John was born in St. Clair County, Mo. He lived most of his life in the Kansas City area. He was a clerk for the Santa Fe Railroad for 42 years, retiring in 1994. John was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of the Clerks Union 121 and the Abdallah Shrine. John was preceded in death by his parents, William and Anna Sharp; wife, Helen Sharp; and a brother, James Sharp. Survivors include five daughters: Teresa Weeks, Overland Park, KS; Sandra Madsen (husband) Ron, Merriam, KS; Susie Larson, Olathe, KS; Katherine Rocha (husband) Jesse, Kansas City, KS; and Dena King (husband) Rick, Overland Park, KS; sister, Wilma Hickman, Gonzales, TX; Sister-in-law, Nina Sharp, Kansas City, KS; Aunt: Millie Sharp, Kansas City, KS; 11 Grandchildren, one Great Granddaughter, several nieces and nephews, friend and dance partner: Velma Cunningham, Overland Park, KS.

SHAW, Jewell Fern Biles
Clinton Daily Democrat, 22 October 2001
Mrs. Jewell F. Shaw, 81, Osceola, died Saturday, October 20, 2001, at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 23, at 2 p.m. at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Lowry City Cemetery.

SHELBY, Bonnie Creek
St. Clair County Courier, 23 April 1970
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, April 22 at Goodrich Chapel for Bonnie Shelby, 58, of Osceola who died April 19 at Sac-Osage Hospital. Officiating at the service was Rev. J.E. Jackson. Mr. and Mrs. Ray D. Kiefer, accompanied by Mrs. Beryl Kiefer, furnished the music. Pallbearers were Emmett Bond, Russell Howe, Harold Burrow, Leo Wisner, John Belisle and Lester Birdsong. Burial was made in the Osceola Cemetery. Mrs. Shelby had been in business at the 5 & 10 cent store for 30 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Among her survivors are her husband, Spencer; three sons, Joe, Jack and Jerry, all of Osceola; one daughter, Mrs. Janelle Nelson, Osceola; four sisters, Mrs. Merl Bitzer, Kansas City, Mrs. Wanda Beckerdite, Marshfield, Mrs. Nellie Brown, Mt. Vernon, Mrs. bettie Joe Schaeper, St. Louis; two brothers, Lowell Creek of Charity, Clell Creek of Collins and a brother-in-law Otis Gerrell of Springfield and eight grandchildren. The Osceola Businesses were closed during the services by a proclamation issued by mayor Glen F. Toalson.

SHELBY, Brenda Fay Murray
Clinton Daily Democrat, 26 July 2004
Funeral services for Brenda Shelby, 64, Osceola, who died Saturday, July 24, 2004, at her home, will be Wednesday, July 28, 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Osceola, with burial in Osceola Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola. She was born July 9, 1940, to Roy Murray and Eleanor Garrison Murray in Iconium. She married Jerry Shelby November 22, 1961. She was preceded in death by her mother, Eleanor Murray. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Shelby; son Brett Shelby and wife Donna, Osceola, and their children, Eran and Evan; son Brandon Shelby and wife Jill, Cross Timbers, and their children, Lauren and Reagan; daughter Jerri Lynn Kyle and husband Kent, Springfield, and their children Adam and Morgan; her father Roy Murray; one sister Barbara Shelby and husband Joe; a brother Jim Murray and wife Audrey, and numerous nieces and nephews; brother and sisters-in-law, Jack and Carol Shelby and Janelle Nelson, all of Osceola.

SHELBY, Brenda Fay Murray
Kansas City Star, 26 July 2004
Brenda Fay Shelby, 64, of Osceola, MO, passed away July 24, 2004, at her home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, at the First Baptist Church, Osceola, MO. Burial in Osceola Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola, MO (417) 646-8135. Memorial contributions may be made to the Twin Lakes Hospice, Clinton, MO, in care of the funeral home.

SHELTON, Pamela Jane 
St. Clair County Courier, 19 May 2006
Pamela Jane Shelton of Osceola, formerly of Kansas City. Pamela was born on May 1, 1947, to Lloyd and Kathryn Gentry Shelton Jr. and passed away on May 5, 2006 in her home in Osceola. Pamela was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Kathryn Shelton. She is survived by her two children, Joe Mike Shelton of Kansas City and Trish Moon of California and two brothers, Andy and Kenny Shelton. There will be no services at this time. Pamela’s wishes were that her body be donated to the K.U. Medical Center. In Lieu of flowers, her request was that the donations be made to the Tri-Lakes Hospice in her name. Arrangements are being made by Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home in Osceola.

SHEPARD, Athlene P.
Clinton Daily Democrat, 26 February 2007
Athlene P. Shepard, 74, Clinton, died Friday, February 23, 2007, at Westwood Nursing Home. Funeral services were Monday, February 26, at Sheldon Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, with burial in the King's Prairie Cemetery.

SHEPARD, Violet Ann Radford
St. Clair County Courier, 4 August 2006
Violet Ann Radford Shepard, 82, was born on Jan. 14, 1924, to Caleb and Dora Cobb Radford in Iconium and passed away on Juy 21, 2006, in the Glennon Place Nursing Home in Kansas City. Violet was born near Iconium, then moved with her family to California for some time before coming back to Missouri where she met and married Amos Shepard on Oct. 13, 1946. They spent the rest of their lives in the Kansas City area. She was a homemaker. She loved her church family at Solid Rock Church, where the people were kind and loving to her. Violet was preceded in death by her husband, Amos Shepard on Oct. 1, 1993, one son, Ralph Shepard and an infant daughter, Evelyn Shepard in 1987. Violet is survived by her three children, Betty Richard and her husband, Charles "Mike", Alice Aubrey and her husband, Robert and Steve Shepard, granddaughter, Tina Smith and her husband and five other grandchildren.

SHEPHERD, Clifford K.
Clinton Daily Democrat, February 1995
Clifford K. Shepherd, 74, Osceola, died Friday, February 10, 1995, at his home. He was born near Osceola. He lived in the Kansas City area from 1948 until returning to the Osceola area in 1962. Mr. Shepherd worked for North American Aviation during World War II. He was a longtime musician in the Kansas City area. He is survived by his wife, Arlene M., of the home; three sons, Clifford Franklin Shepherd of Kansas City, Randy L. Shepherd of Independence, and Stanley A. Shepherd of Gardner, Kansas; one brother, J. W. Shepherd of Osceola; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, February 13, at 1 p.m. at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial was in the Hopewell Cemetery.

SHEPHERD, John William
St. Clair County Courier, Friday, 28 December 2007
JOHN WILLIAM [J.W.] SHEPHERD - John William Shepherd was born June 13, 1924 in Osceola to Charles D. and Minerva [Daugherty] Shepherd and passed away Dec. 12, 2007 at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. J.W. was the youngest of two boys. He joined the Army Air Corp in January of 1943 and separated in October of 1945. While in the Army Air Corp he achieved the rank of Tech Sergeant as a Waist Gunner/Radio Operator in the B-24 Liberator called the "Dazzling Duchess".  He flew in ten missions into enemy air space over Eastern Europe, Germany, Romania and Bulgaria and was shot down June 14, 1945 over Bucharest, Romania..  J.W. spent four months in a P.O.W. camp. J.W. enjoyed playing the steel guitar and mandolin in several bands over the years with his brother Cliff and son Chuck. He loved fishing and the outdoors in his beloved Bear Creek Valley. He was saved and baptised at Hopewell Baptist Church in July 1992 and was a faithful member of the Hopewell Baptist Church until his passing. J.W. was preceded in death by his older brother, Cliff Shepherd and his parents, Clifford F. [Frank] Shepherd and Manerva [Daugherty] Shepherd. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sue [Crabtree] Shepherd of the home and his son, Charles D. Shepherd and wife Lisa T. [Futvoye] Shepherd. Two grandsons, Zachary Charles and Spencer Glen Shepherd, numerous relatives and many friends. J.W. spent his last days on the family farm in Bear Creek Valley on 82 Highway east of Osceola with the exception of the last four months in which he resided at the Northwood Hills nursing home in Humansville due to his advanced Alzgeimer's. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association isn J.W.'s name. Services were held Saturday, de. 15 at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, officiated by Rev. Jim Heidebrecht and Rev. Tom Sharp.Music selections included "Old Rugged Cross" and "Precious Memories" with Richard Sunderwirth, soloist and Gail Ingle, accompanist. Casketbearers were Zachary Shepherd, Spencer Shepherd, Stan Shepherd, Randy Shepherd, Clifford Shepherd, Sr. and Randy Polson. Military Honors were done by the Clinton VFW Post #1894. Interment was in Hopewell Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

SHEPHERD, Lawson Edward
Lawson Edward Shepherd was born January 17, 1910 in Henry County, to L. R. and Hattie Shaw Shepherd. He passed away September 5, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. Lawson's early life was spent on this area. On September 24, 1931 he was united in marriage to Ruby Meacham. To this union two children were born. He served with the United States Navy during World War II and was Honorably discharged in October of 1944. Lawson and Ruby lived in the Kansas City area where he worked fifteen years for General Motors, retiring back to the farm in 1962. He spent 20 years breeding Charloias cattle. Lawson always derived a lot of pleasure from his family. In later years he especially enjoyed his grandchildren and great grandchildren. They often cheered him even during the time his health was failing. He was preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers; Walter, Sylvanus and Robert Shepherd. He is survived by his wife of almost 56 years, Ruby, of the home; one son Edward of Lincoln, Nebraska, one daughter Mrs. Eleanor Forbes of Bonner Springs, Kansas, two sisters Mrs. Ona Dannenbrock of Lowry City, and Mrs. Frances Crawford of Moline, Illinois, grandsons Dean, Daryl And Douglas Shepherd and John Shepherd Atkinson, and grand daughters Deborah Shepherd and Mary Elizabeth (Lisa) Atkinson, and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday September 8, at 2:00 p.m. at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola, with the Rev. Clyde Merriman officiating. Casketbearers were Harry Fulwider, Roy Vinyard, Paul Warner, Clay Fulwider, Harold Snyder, and David Goans. Interment was in Landaker Cemetery in rural Lowry City.

SHEPHERD, Ruby Blanche Meacham
Clinton Daily Democrat, 5 February 2001
Ruby B. Shepherd, 85, Kansas City, died Sunday, February 4, 2001, at the New Mark Care Center in Kansas City. She was a homemaker. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola. Burial will be at Landaker Cemetery. Visitation will be noon-1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Ruby Blanche Shepherd was born March 17, 1915 in Lowry City, to Elmer and Martha Wright Meacham. She passed away Feb. 4, 2001 at New Mark Care Center in Kansas City. Most of her life was spent in the Landaker area. On Sept. 24, 1931, she was united in marriage to Lawson E. Shepherd. To this union two children were born. Ruby always derived a lot of pleasure from her family. In later years, she especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren. They often cheered her, even during the time her health was failing. Ruby was preceded in death by her husband, Lawson on Sept. 5, 1987; her parents, four brothers, Floyd Meacham, Russell Meacham, Dorsey Meacham, Adrian Meacham, one sister, Dosia Aden; and one granddaughter, Deborah Shepherd Morton. She is survived by her son, Edward Shepherd, Lincoln, Neb; her daughter, Eleanor Forbes, Kansas City; two sisters Goldena Cox, Clinton and Velma Ward, Kansas City; five grandchildren, Daryl E. Shepherd, Dean R. Shepherd, Doug A. Shepherd, Lisa Clark and John S. Atkinson; 13 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends.
Services for Ruby were Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 1 p.m. in the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, with Rev. Tom Willoughby officiating. Casketbearers were Lisa Clark, Douglas Shepherd, Dean Shepherd, Roger Miller, Ivan Meacham, Dana Clark and Harry Fulwider. Interment in the Landaker Cemetery under the direction of Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

SHEPHERD, Rubyb Edith Ballard 
Ruby Edith Shepherd, 80, Clinton, MO, formerly of Warrensburg, died Saturday, Feb 1, 1992, at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. She was born July 27, 1911, in Elm, the daughter of Samuel and Mattie Lawson Ballard. On Aug 8, 1933, she married James Russell Shepherd in Warrensburg. He preceded her in death on Jan 1, 1976. A daughter, Ruby Skidmore, also preceded her in death. Mrs. Shepherd had worked as a checker at the Kroger Store in Warrensburg. She and her husband were co-owners and operators of a service station and garage in Warrensburg from 1939 to 1953. In 1953 they moved to Canada and owned and operated a fishing camp there and in Minnesota until 1971. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Wilma) Kwiatkowski, Clinton; a sister and four granddaughters. Burial was in Warrensburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

SHERMAN, Ethel Mary Barton 
Clinton Daily Democrat, 4 February  2004
Ethel Mary Sherman was born June 12, 1912, to Jasper and Mamie Watkins Barton and died Monday, February 2, 2004, at Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. She is survived by her daughters, Ruby Brownlee, Anna Lee Creek and Winnie Wood. Graveside services will be Saturday, February 7, 11 a.m., in the Osceola Cemetery.

SHICK, Ida Billie 
St. Clair County Courier, 27 October 2006
Ida Billie Shick, 88, formerly of Kansas City and Osceola, passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, at Cass Medical Center in Harrisonville. Billie had been employed for many years at the KCMO Water Department and at Children's Mercy Hospital. She devoted many years to leadership in the Boy Scouts of America and to her church. Billie was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Albert Ray Shick.
She is survived by three sons, Ray Bert and his wife, Kathleen, Harrisonville, James N. and his wife, Patty, Independence, and Thomas E. and his wife, Gina, Bates City; eight grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and a multitude of others whom she loved and called her own. A celebration of her life will be held at Antioch Southern Baptist Church in Harrisonville at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 28. A brief memorial will also be included in the 10 a.m. Sunday morning service at the Church of the Brethren in Osceola on Oct. 29. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions in her honor to Children's Mercy Hospital, or take flowers to brighten a local nursing home.

SHICK, Ida Billie
Kansas City Star, 25 October 2006
Ida "Billie" Shick, 88, formerly of Kansas City and Osceola, MO, passed peacefully Friday, October 20, 2006, at Cass Medical Center in Harrisonville. Billie had been employed for many years at the KCMO Water Department and at Children's Mercy Hospital. She devoted many years to leadership in the Boy Scouts of America and to her church. Billie was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Albert Ray Shick. She is survived by 3 sons, Ray (Bert) and Kathleen of Harrisonville, James N. and Patty of Independence, Thomas E. and Gina of Bates City, 8 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and a multitude of others whom she loved and called her own. A celebration of her life will be held at Antioch Southern Baptist Church in Harrisonville at 10 a.m., Saturday, October 28, 2006. A brief memorial will also be included in the 10 a.m. Sunday morning service at the Church of Brethren in Osceola, MO on October 29. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in her honor to Children's Mercy Hospital, or taking flowers to brighten a local nursing home. (Arrangements: Park Lawn Funeral Home.

SHILLINGER, Frederick
Clinton MO - Frederick Shillinger died at his home four miles west of Montrose, Sunday, November 9, 1902. born in Baden-Baden, Germany September 12, 1824 and was 78. He came to this county before the Civil War and enlisted as a private in the 7th Reg't. Penn. Cav. and was promoted to orderly sergeant, also was 1st Lieut. in the 12th Reg't. Penn. Cav. and 2nd Lieut. in the uniformed Penn. militia. He had been a member of Post No. 58 G.A.R. at Butler but like many of the "old boys", being in poor health and unable to attend the meetings, he became careless and let his membership lapse. He was buried at the cemetery in Appleton City.

SHINN, Charlotte E. O'Guinn
St. Clair County Courier, 19 May 2006
Charlotte E. Shinn, 82, rural Osceola, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2006, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. She was born near Iconium, on Dec. 17, 1923, the daughter of John S. and Mabel Boring O'Guinn. She lived with her family in the Kansas City area until she was five years old. Her father passed away so she and her mother turned to the Wisdom community to make their home with her grandparents, W.R. and Noie Jane Boring. On April 1, 1941, she was united in marriage to Denzil Kenneth Shinn at the home of their minister, Orval Scott. They made their home on the farm on the Benton, St. Clair County line near Wisdom. Here they would raise their family of three sons and three daughters. Since the early 1980s her husband was the minister of the Mt. Olive Church of God (Holiness) near Iconium. At that time she learned to play the piano and played for nearly every Sunday service and many other occasions at the church as long as her health permitted.
Charlotte Shinn is survived by her husband, Kenneth, of the home; two sons, John Shinn, of Independence and Junior Shinn, Quincy; three daughters, June Gillogly, Dresden, Janice Rameriz, Liberty and Jane Kirchhoff, Independence; 13 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; one sister, Vilva Kindle, Leavenworth, Kan.; one brother, Dan Wisdom, Preston; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by one son, James Leslie Shinn and one brother, Bill O'Guinn. Funeral services were Thursday, May 18, at the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw, with Dr. Noel Scott officiating. Interment was in the Iconium Cemetery under the direction of Reser Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation and may be sent to the Reser Funeral Home, P.O. Box 910, Warsaw, Mo. 65355.

SHINN, Charlotte E. O'Guinn
Clinton MO - Charlotte E. Shinn, age 82, of rural Osceola, Missouri, passed away, Tuesday morning, May
16, 2006, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Missouri. She was born near Iconium, Missouri, on December 17, 1923, the daughter of John S. and Mabel Boring O'Guinn. She lived with her family in the Kansas City area until she was five years old. Her father passed away so she and her mother returned to the Wisdom community to make their home with her grandparents, W. R. and Nolie Jane Boring. On April 1, 1941, she was united in marriage to Denzil Kenneth Shinn at the home of their minister, Orval Scott. They made their home on the farm on the Benton / St. Clair County line near Wisdom. Here they would raise their family of three sons and three daughters. At the same time she diligently performed her duties as a minister's wife.  Since the mid 1940's her husband served as a minister for several churches in the community and throughout rural Missouri. Since the early 1980's her husband has served as the minister of the Mt. Olive Church of God Holiness near Iconium. At that time she taught herself to play the piano and played for nearly every Sunday service and many other occasions at the church as long as her health permitted. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and was most happy to care for her family and share their lives. She was a accomplished seamstress and had hand-stitched quilts for her children and all of her thirteen grandchildren. Charlotte Shinn is survived by her husband Kenneth, of the home; two sons, John Shinn of Independence, Missouri, and Junior Shinn of Quincy, Missouri; three daughters, June Gillogly of Drexel, Missouri, Janice Rameriz of Liberty, Missouri, and Jane Kirkchhoff of Independence, Missouri; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Vilva Kindle of Leavenworth, Kansas; one brother, Dan Wisdom of Preston, Missouri; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by one son, James Leslie Shinn, and one brother, Bill O'Guinn. Funeral services will be Thursday, May 18, 2006, at the Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw. Burial will be in the Iconium Cemetery.

SHINN, Hubert
St. Clair County Courier, 29 April 2005
Hubert Shinn, age 80, of Warsaw, passed away Friday, April 22, 2005, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. He was born in Benton County on Sept. 6, 1924, the son of Walter and Edith Breshears Shinn. He grew up near Bentonville and graduated from Warsaw High School in the class of 1941. In January of 1946, he was united in marriage to Thelma Gaylord in Kansas City, Kan. They made their home on a farm in the Bentonville community and following the Truman Dam Project, in August of 1973 they moved to a farm near Quincy. Unto this union, three sons and two daughters were born. Hubert owned and operated Shinn’s Garage from the early 1950s until his health failed in 2001. For the past year and a half, he had been a resident of the Warsaw Health Care Center of Warsaw. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma, in 1992, two sons, Mark, in infancy, and Jerry, at the age of 9, three brothers, William Basil Shinn, Boyd Shinn and Howard Shinn and two sisters, Mary Ann Shinn and Gladys Shinn. Surviving is one son, Timothy Gene Shinn, of Independence; two daughters, Jane Moore, of Everton, Ark., and Gale Ann Wilkinson, of Hamilton; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; a sister, Geneva Adams, of the Belton-Raymore area; other relatives and friends. Funeral services for Hubert Shinn were Monday, April 25, at the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw. Burial was in the L.P. Union Cemetery near Warsaw.

SHINN, William Richard
St. Clair Courier, 21 October 2005
William Richard Shinn was born April 26, 1922, near Warsaw, to Andrew Barton and Ida Bell Garrison Shinn. He passed away October 12, 2005, at Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola, at 83, 5 months and 16 days old.
William never married and spent his entire life as a farmer except for the last few years at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. William was the oldest of seven children and was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Andrew, a sister, Martha, in infancy, one half brother, and four half sisters. He is survived by his sisters, Anna Mae Wisner, Lowry City, Edna Lee Wisner, El Dorado Springs, Mary Ellen Jelks, Osceola, and Josephine Hyde, Osceola, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Services were held on Sunday, October 16 at 2 p.m. at Sheldon Goodrich, Goodrich Chapel. The Minister was Rev. J.W. Jelks. Music was “Precious Memories” and “Amazing Grace”. The casket bearers were Don Hash, Robbie Foreman, Ronnie Drake, Wayne Hyde, J.W. Jelks and Lee drake. Interment was at Bear Creek Cemetery. Arrangements were by Sheldon Goodrich Funeral Home in Osceola.

SHOCK, Robert A.
Appleton City Journal, Thursday, 12 March 1914
Robert A. Shock, son of Henry and Hannah L. Shock, was born in Audrain County, Mo., September 24th, 1857. He died in Appleton City, MO., March 5, 1914. His father was married twice and there was born unto him 16 children, ten of whom were full brothers and sisters, six of these survive him. Two brothers were in attendance at the funeral service. He joined the Christian Church in the fall of 1887, with which he remained a member until his death. On December the 9th, 1913 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Emma Dillard, of Nevada, Mo., by Rev. H.E. Carpenter of this place. Their married life was brief but beautiful and lovely, as each of them had felt a deep longing for a long time for a place they could call home, where they could enjoy the companionship and blessedness of "Home Sweet Home". Such was their brief reunion. A good and devoted husband has fallen and leaves behind him today, equally as loving and devoted wife, in whose memory will linger the joy of these days of happiness to her. May the blessings of our heavenly Father abide with and comfort her, and all the relatives and friends, in this hour of deepest sorrow, and out of this affliction bring to all of us renewed faith and hope, and finally bring us to the Saints rest on high. "Where there shall be no more sickness nor death nor crying; for God shall wipe away all tears from our eyes."

SHOCK, Robert A.
Appleton City Journal, Thursday, 12 March 1914
Robert A. Shock died at his home in this city Thursday afternoon and the news of his death came as a surprise to all as he had been sick only a short time. Pneumonia fever was the cause of his death. A short funeral service was held at the home Saturday morning at nine o'clock, conducted by Rev. T.C. Puckett, after which the body was taken to Centralia, Mo., the old home of the deceased, where Interment was made. The following out of town relatives were here to attend the funeral and accompany the body to its last resting place: M.P. Shock and wife of Springfield, a brother; a nephew, Lee Shock of Centralia and J.C. Long and two daughters of Columbia. A.V. Shock, a brother of the deceased, of this city, also accompanied the body to Centralia. Mr. Shock has resided in Appleton City for the past thirteen years and made many friends during that time. At the time of his death he was proprietor of the drug store in the Durley opera block, having bought the same from his brother about a year ago.

SHOE, Louis
Clinton, Missouri - It is the sad duty this week of this paper to chronicle the death of another old and most highly-esteemed citizen of Appleton township in the person of Louis Shoe, who died at the family home a few miles east of Appleton City Friday morning, March 28, 1902. He had been a great sufferer the past year and in such form and degree as to require the constant, watchful care and the close, unremitting attention of the children, whose faithfulness and devotion shown to their father has been the subject of favorable comment. Louis Shoe was a man to whom the highest tribute can be paid--he was an honored and respected citizen, honest, kindhearted and everybody was his friend. He was born in Wuretembirg County, Germany January 9, 1824 and came with his parents to the United States in 1832. Moved to Ohio in 1836 and went to Davenport, Iowa and in 1850 crossed the plains in search of gold, residing one year in California, returning home via Central America, crossing the Gulf of Mexico and coming up the Mississippi. He married Elizabeth Gayman at Davenport, Iowa Feb. 15, 1857 and moved to Missouri in 1881. Mrs. Shoe died Jan. 24, 1901. Of the nine children that were born, seven are living. The body was laid to rest by the side of his wife in the Appleton City Cemetery.

SHOEMAKER, Burl Wright
Clinton Daily Democrat, 8 August 2002
Burl W. "Bud" Shoemaker, 89, Kimberling City, died Saturday, July 27, 2002, at his home. He was a retired chiropractor. Graveside services will be Friday, August 9, at 10 a.m. at the Osceola Cemetery. Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

SHOEMAKER, Edith Evelyn Borum 
Edith Evelyn Shoemaker, the daughter of William C. and Nancy M. Howell Borum was born on Nov. 2, 1917 in Ohio, MO. She departed this life at her home in Appleton City on Dec. 1, 1990 at the age of 73 years. Mrs. Shoemaker spent nearly all of her life in the St. Clair County area where she worked as a telephone operator for United Telephone Company. She was a member of the First Christian church in Appleton City. Evelyn was a devoted and loving mother and was an excellent cook. She took great pleasure in preparing meals for others. She is survived by one son, Ronald E. Shoemaker of Clinton, MO and three grandsons; Kevin, Chris and Philip. Graveside services were held on Thursday, Dec. 6, 1990 at 11:00 a.m. in the Appleton City Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Breon officiating. Casketbearers were; Sam Leipard, Mark Ashley, Robert Breon, Richard Williams, Randall Shoemaker and Lynn Shoemaker. Mrs. Evelyn Shoemaker of Appleton City was found dead at her home Tuesday, December 4, 1990. She was the mother of Ronnie Shoemaker, assistant manager at Consumer's. Mrs. Henry Park of Clinton is a sister-in-law of Mrs. Shoemaker. Eckhoff-Hill of Appleton City is in charge of arrangements. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Appleton City.

SHOEMAKER, Lorene
Hill & Son Funeral Home
April 9, 1912 - June 12, 2003. Jewell Lorene Shoemaker, daughter of Gomer Nirod and Rosa Bell (Snyder) Park, was born April 9, 1912, in St. Clair County, Missouri. She departed this life at Countryside Estates (RCF) Appleton City, Missouri on June 12, 2003, at the age of 91 years. She was united in marriage to John V. Shoemaker on November 5, 1929. To this union two sons were born, Donald and Lynn. Lorene lived in the Appleton City area all of her life. She worked as a cook for the Ellett Memorial Hospital for approximately 30 years. Lorene was a member of the Ohio Christian Church. She enjoyed flowers and gardening. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two brothers, Bernard and Ival Park, and a sister, Nola Fitch. She is survived by a son, Donald and wife, Carita, Lee’s Summit, Missouri; and a son, Lynn and wife, Mary, Harrisonville, Missouri; a sister, Berniece Niemann, Appleton City, Missouri; a brother, Bill Park, Leawood, Kansas; a sister-in-law, Eva Park, Clinton, Missouri; 10 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. Lorene was a devoted mother and grandmother to her children. Her family and church were of great importance in her life.

SHOEMAKER, Mary Katherine Osgood
Clinton Daily Democrat, 13 October 2001
Mary Katherine Shoemaker was born December 3, 1920, in Kansas City, to Harry and Lillian Louise Rome Osgood, and died Saturday, October 27, 2001, at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton at the age of 80 years, 10 months and 24 days. Her early years were spent in the Kansas City area. She later moved to the Osceola area and had been making her home in Clinton the past 14 years. She was preceded in death by two sons, Billy and Jerry Dayton; one sister, Virginia Williams, and her husband, Benjamin Shoemaker. She is survived by three sons, Sam and Jim Dayton of Kansas City, and Earl Shoemaker of Clinton; three daughters, Rita Lusher of Kansas City, Kansas, Judy Dayton of Topeka, Kansas, and Mary Roark of Excelsior Springs; 21 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Albert VanCamp of Liberty, Frank VanCamp of Arizona, Harry VanCamp of Kansas City; one sister, Dorothy Forgerty of Kansas City, Kansas; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services were Tuesday, October 30, 10 a.m., at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Clinton, with Rev. Douglas Punke officiating. Burial was in the Osceola Cemetery.

SHOEMAKER, Tevis O. Terwilliger
Clinton Daily Democrat, 22 May 2003
Tevis Shoemaker, 88, Batesville, Arkansas, and formerly of Kimberling City, died Sunday, May 18, 2003, at White River Medical Center, Batesville. Graveside services will be Saturday, May 24, 11 a.m. at Osceola Cemetery. Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

SHOEMAKER, Mrs. W.F.
Appleton City Journal, 4 January 1894
Mrs. W.F. Shoemaker died on Thursday night of last week of consumption and was buried Saturday in the Harmony cemetery, the funeral services were conducted by Rev. Murphy. Mrs. Shoemaker suffered long and patiently, she trusted in Him who can make a dying bed feel soft as downy pillows are. To the bereaved husband, children and relatives we extend our condolence in this their sad affliction praying that God in his infinite goodness and mercy will throw his mantle of protection around the little ones who so early in life are deprived of the balmy influence of a mother's love.

SHOEMAKER, Wilber Earl
Wilber Earl Shoemaker, 74, Branson, died at 10:55 p.m. Sunday, July 11, 1993 at his home there. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Kidds Chapel Cemetery near Osceola, under direction of the Greenlawn Funeral Home of Branson. Survivors include his wife, Nina, of the home; one son, Ronald Shoemaker, Broken Arrow, Ok.; three step-children, Robert J. Ginter of Kimberling City, David Ginter of Branson and Fannie Nall of South Lake, Tx.; a sister, Evea Park of Clinton; three grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren. Memorials are suggested to the Hospice of Southwest Missouri or to Skaggs Hospital in Branson. These may be mailed to the funeral home in Branson, Mo. 65616. Mr. Shoemaker was an auto mechanic before he retired. He also was an Army veteran of World War II.

SHOOK, Waylon
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Waylon Shook, 24, of Nevada, passed away on Monday, Feb. 4, 2008, in Nevada. He was born on July 29, 1983, in Osceola, Mo., to Richard Wessley Shook and Coeta Faye Barker Shook. Waylon came to Nevada at a young age. He graduated from Nevada High School, in 2002, and spent one year at the Motorcycle-Marine Institute in Phoenix, Ariz. He worked at SportsPlex, in Nevada, for one year and Rent-A-Center for three years, in Witchita and Nevada. He was an avid wrestler at Nevada High School for many years. He began with youth wrestling in Nevada and all through high school where he lettered with the varsity wrestling team. Waylon was an avid huter and fisherman and loved motorcycles. The pride and joy of his life was his son Riddick. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Coeta and Rick Smith, of Nevada; one son, Riddick Shook, of Nevada; one sister Chastity Shook, of St. Louis; one stepbrother, Richard Smith, of Archie, Mo.; four stepsisters, Crystal Hale, of the state of Florida, Candice Rice, of the state of Arkansas, Bonnie Lane, and Angel Ent, both of the state of Georgia, and the love of his life and mother of their wonderful son Riddick, Wendi Jones, of Nevada; grandmother, Anna Belle Bruce, of Independence, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard "Dick" Shook, in 2007. Funeral services will he beld at 2 p.m., on Thursday, Feb. 7, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with Joe Trussel officiating. Interment will follow in City Cemetery, El Dorado Springs. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home, of Nevada. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.

SHORT, Kimberly Ann Roberts
St. Clair County Courier, 2 June 2006
Kimberly Ann Roberts Short was born at Wetzel Hospital in Clinton, June 16, 1957, which happened to be Father's Day that year. She ws the second daughter of Carl and Lorene Roberts. Kim had been in ill health for several years but lost her life in a house fire on May 25, 2006. Her beloved cocker spaniel Miss Belle was at her side when she died. We rejoice that she is now at peace in her new home in heaven. Kim was saved and baptized during a revival in Roscoe in May 1968. She attended elementary school at Roscoe and graduated from Osceola High school in 1975. Kim married Archie Short and they had two daughters, Mende and Melissa. She was so very proud of her two girls. She spent three years in Germany with Archie when he was stationed there. They lived in Clinton the last few years. She worked at several area businesses while her health permitted.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Lorene; her father-in-law, Bob Short; four aunts and two uncles. Kim is survived by her beloved husband, Archie, of the home; two daughters, Mende Lewis and her husband, John, Osceola and Melissa Short, Independence; two grandsons, Johnathon and Brandon; her sister, Linda Basore and her husband Denny; two special nephews, Travis and Tyson; her stepfather, Roy Elliott; her mother-in-law, Mary Jo Short; uncles; aunts; many cousins and a host of friends. Services for Kim were Tuesday, May 30, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel with Steve Altheide officiating. Musical selections were "When I Get Where I'm Going", "We Shall Behold Him" and "You Raise Me Up" with Melissa Rogers and Lisa Gurley, accompanist. Casketbearers were Travis Basore, Gerald Williams, Larry Roberts, Herman Nitsche, Donnie Williams, Tyson Basore, Philip Roberts, Carl Nitsche, Ronnie Williams and Jody Williams. Interment was in Clinton Memory Gardens under the direction of Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

SHORT, Mary Emily Ginsburg 
Mary Emily Ginsburg, born in Osceola July 28th, 1932, went to her heavenly home February 5th, 1999. She joins her husband Ted nearly six months after his death. Mary was born to Robert W. and Mary Green Ginsburg, former publishers of the old St. Clair County Democrat. The fourth child of their union, Mary was truly a sunshine child, remembered for her easy-going spirit and happy smile. She attended Osceola schools, graduating from Osceola High School in 1950. After a semester at Mary Hardin-Baylor College, Mary attended Central Missouri State College where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. She met her husband Ted R. Short in Texas, where she had been teaching speech correction. Mary and Ted were united in marriage June 11, 1955, at The Chapel, in Columbia, Missouri. Because of Ted's Air Force career, they were stationed in Hawaii for three years, where they had sons James Howard, in 1956, and Jonathan Albert in 1957. During a move to New Jersey in 1958, Mary spent time at her parent's home in Osceola, where her third son Donald Eugene was born. A year later, in New Jersey, Mary gave birth to her fourth son, Robert William. Four boys in four years kept Mary very busy, leaving no time to pursue her career in education. In 1961, Mary and Ted finally had the daughter they had been hoping for, as Mary Anna was born. The family seemed complete, so Mary returned to teaching. She taught in the public schools of North Hanover Township, New Jersey. Mary and Ted were surprised, in 1968, by the birth of another son, Thomas Richard. She always felt he was the "Postscript" of the family; something very important that should not be forgotten. About the same time as Tom's birth, Mary was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. After the initial diagnosis, the doctors felt she only had five years to live. She beat it, dying 30 years after the diagnosis. She carried on bravely in the face of this disease, relying on her religious faith for strength and sustenance. One more move due to Ted's career settled the family in Tacoma, Washington, in 1971. Mary taught as a substitute teacher in the Tacoma public schools, finally having to give that up due to the MS. Even though MS confined her, Mary found ways to serve God, as Superintendent of the Sunday School at Bethany UMC, UMW President, Bible study leader, Volunteer at the Tacoma Mall Giving Tree, staffing voting precinct tables, and as Vice President of the Resident Council at Tacoma Lutheran Home. Mary continued to grow in her faith, studying the Bible and teaching her children the truths it contains. Romans 8: 28 was her creed. She enjoyed Bible study, loved her family, knitting, and animals. After a fall in 1997, Mary entered the Tacoma Lutheran Nursing Home, where she came to love the staff, and they in turn loved her. Ted joined her there in January 1998. They were together until his death August 15th, 1998. Mary's health and the disease of MS finally combined to be too much for her body, but her spirit stayed strong and she died in the comfort of her faith. Mary is survived by her children, listed above, and daughters-in-law Linda, Karen, Linda, Julie, Erin, and one son-in-law, Doug Hanson, as well as former daughter-in-law Michelle, grandchildren Mark, Rochelle, Kristen, Jon-Michael, Lauren, Andrew, Daniel, Amy, Amber, Jimmy, Denise, and Shauna; grandchild #13 is not yet born. She is also survived by her brother, Howard, and Shirley Ginsburg of California, sister Lucy E. Wilkins, of Pennsylvania, and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of her life was held at Mason United Methodist Church, in Tacoma, Washington, on February 15th, 1999. Remembrances may be made to the MS Society, Western Washington Chapter, 192 Nickerson Ste 100, Seattle, WA, 98125 or the Tacoma Lutheran Home, 1301 N Highlands Pkwy, Tacoma, WA, 98406.

SHOUSE, Edna Jewell 
Springfield News-Leader, 14 March 2006
Edna Jewell Shouse, of Greenfield, Mo., departed this life on Sunday, March 12, 2006, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield, at the age of 86 years. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2006, in Greenfield Funeral Chapel with Pastor Harold McMasters and Pastor Bob Martens officiating. Burial will follow in Vaughn Cemetery. The family will receive friends this evening from 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Leukemia Association. Services are under the care of Greenfield Funeral Chapel.

SHOUSE, Opal Hannah Hill
Rich Hill Mining Review, Rich Hill, Bates Co., MO, Jan. 25, 2001, Page 3, column 1-2. Submitted by Karen Foreman.
Deaths - Opal H. Shouse. Opal Hannah Shouse, 91, of Prescott, Kan., formerly of this area, passed away Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 10, 2001, at Countryview Nursing Home, Prescott, Kan., following a lengthy illness. She was born July 16, 1909, in Helena, Okla., to Samuel Wayne Hill and Bessie Ethridge Hill. She married Raymond Chester Shouse on Aug. 3, 1929, in Nevada. He preceded her in death on March 22, 1996. Opal was born in Oklahoma and moved to the Taberville area as a child and resided in this area the rest of her life. She was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and an avid floral gardener.
Survivors include two sons, Cecil and Eddie Shouse, of Rich Hill; one daughter, Kay Henley, Nevada; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Lorene Davis, Humansville. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Bonnie May Shouse. Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 13, at 11 a.m., at Ferry Funeral Home with Rev. Jay Borders officiating. Interment was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery under the direction of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. Memorials are suggested to Countryview Nursing Home, Prescott, Kan., in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

SHOWALTER, John Henry
Appleton City Tribune, 12 January 1909
Found Rest. - Another of Appleton City’s Aged Citizens Passes Away. - Mr. J.H. Showalter who for the past month or more had been in a critical condition due to a stroke of paralysis which was followed by a gradual giving away of his physical condition passed away at the family residence in our city last Saturday morning. Although his death was not unexpected either by the family or our people in general, the news of his death was received with many expressions of sorrow and regret by all. Mr. Showalter was a man of sterling worth and his long residence in Appleton City and vicinity coupled with his upright life, and cordial manner had made for him a large circle of friends all of whom deplore his suffering and mourn his death. J.H. Showalter was born in Mongolia County, West Virginia Feb. 10, 1836, moving to Iowa in an early date. In 1870 with his family he located on a farm in the vicinity of Westfield, this county and about 15 years ago he moved to our city which has ever since been his home. The wife passed away several years ago, and Dan, the second son, also died a few years ago from injuries sustained in an accident. Deceased is survived by six children. They are A.J. Showalter, of Colby, Kans., Mrs. Jennie Barry of Miami, Okla., Misses Bell and Eva who reside in our city, Miss Mollie who is teaching school in Colorado, Mrs. Maud Williams who resides in Colorado and Clay returned from Colorado soon after his father suffered the stroke of paralysis. The funeral which was set for Sunday at the home was deferred until Monday that the elder son might be in attendance. The funeral was conducted by Rev. T.A. Clagett and was largely attended by friends of the family.

SHRUM, Bernie Bruce (Rev.)
The Rev. Bernie Bruce Shrum, 84, Lowry City, a former Joplin area resident, died at 6:02 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 1997, at Sac-Osage Hospital, Osceola, after an illness. Mr. Shrum was born Sept. 13, 1912, in Bellinger County. He lived his early life in Southwest Missouri. He attended Southwest Baptist College at Bolivar and Southwestern Theological Seminary at Fort Worth, Texas. He was ordained a minister at Vista Baptist Church, near Osceola. He has pastored churches at Vista, Osceola, Asbury, Joplin and Sarcoxie in Missouri, Kellogg, Idaho, Enumclaw, Wash., and Sheridan, Wyo. After he retired in 1980, he continued to pastor Round Prairie Baptist Church in Bates County and later Gerster Baptist Church in St. Clair County. He married Lula Brown on Feb. 9, 1935, in Douglas County. She survives. Additional survivors include two daughters, Nancy Carrell, Butler, and Suzanne Storm, Overland Park, Kan.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola. The Rev. Todd Forman and the Rev. John Barrett officiated. Burial was in Lowry City (Mo.) Cemetery. Pallbearers were Maynard Duzan, Mike Floyd, Ed Misner, Floyd Davis, Howard Burnett and Randy Hargis.

SHRUM, Elsie Ellen Freeman
Kansas City Star, 26 October 2005
Elsie Shrum, 95, Harrisonville, Mo., died October 24, 2005. Services 10 a.m. Friday, October 28, at Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville, (816-380-3268). Visitation 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the chapel. Graveside services 3 p.m. Friday at Benton Green Cemetery, Roscoe, Mo. Cont: Harrisonville Christian Church.

SHRUM, Elsie Ellen Freeman 
St. Clair County Courier, 4 November 2005
Elsie Ellen Shrum, 95, Harrisonville, died Monday, October 24, 2005, at Saint Luke South, Overland Park, Kans. Elsie was born October 9, 1910, near Roscoe, the daughter of George Barry and Tabitha Ellen Ledbetter Freeman. She attended rural school near Roscoe and graduated from Roscoe High School in 1929. Elsie attended Southwest Missouri Teacher College for a short while and then taught in a rural school near Roscoe for three years. She later taught in a rural school near Taberville for two years. While teaching in Taberville, she met Eugene Shrum and they were united in marriage on November 29, 1935. To this union one daughter, Dorothy, was born. The family lived in the Schell City area until 1942. They bought a farm near Metz in March 1942 and lived there until 1961. They owned and operated a service station in Metz before moving to Springfield where Eugene was employed in construction work and Elsie attended Southwest Missouri State University, graduating with a B.S. Degree in Education in 1964. Elsie and Eugene bought a home in Republic in 1964 and she taught first grade there for the next 12 years. Eugene passed away in May 1975, and in December 1984, Elsie sold her home and moved to Harrisonville. Elsie was a very active member of the Harrisonville First Christian Church and the quilting group. Elsie was also a member of the Cass County Retired Teachers Association. Besides her husband, Eugene, Elsie was preceded in death by her parents; one sister who died in infancy; two brothers, George L., and John H.; two half sisters, Birdie Kirkland and Lucy Chapman; and one half brother, Dick Freeman. She is survived by her daughter, Dorothy Morris and her husband, Chuck, Peculiar; three grandchildren, Gary Morris and his wife, Dori, Raymore, Tricia Plewa and her husband, Bill, Lenexa, Kans., and Cindy Anders, Belton; and four great grandchildren, Michelle and John Plewa, Jessica Anders and Skyler Morris. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, October 28, at the Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville. Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Friday at the Benton Green Cemetery, Rocoe. Contributions may be made to the Harrisonville First Christian Church Memorial Fund. Arrangements were under the direction of Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

SHRUM, Lulu Minerva Brown
Clinton Daily Democrat, 12 June 2006
Lulu M. Shrum, 94, Lowry City, died Thursday, June 8, 2006, at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. A retired elementary school teacher, she is survived by two daughters, Nancy Carrell of Bolivar and Sue Storm of Overland Park, Kansas; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 14, at Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola, with burial in
Lowry City Cemetery.

SHRUM, Lulu Minerva Brown
St. Clair County Courier, 7 July 2006
Lulu Shrum was born on Feb. 12, 1912, in Douglas County, to James L. and Amanda Morris Brown. She died on June 8, 2006, at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City, where she had lived for the last eight years. She is survived by two daughters, Nancy Carrell and her husband, Gene, of Bolivar and Sue Storm of Overland Park, Kan.; three granddaughters, Jana Duke and her husband, Brad, of Springfield, Lisa Carrell of Burbank, Calif., and Carmen Gray and her husband, Brian, of Charlotte, N.C. She also leaves two great grandchildren, Nathan and Samantha Duke of Springfield. Lu was preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters and by her dear husband, Bruce Shrum in 1997. After graduation from Ava High School, Lu attended college in Tallequah, Okla., just long enough to get her teaching certificate and then returned to Douglas County to teach in country schools. It was at Whitecreek School that she met Bruce Shrum and they married on Feb. 9, 1935. Lu continued her college education at Southwest Baptist College and Southern Missouri University. After Bruce entered the ministry, she taught in many school districts from Missouri to Idaho. She finally retired from teaching in 1980 when she taught her last fourth grade class at Lakeland School. Whether it was public school or Sunday school, children were Lu's focus, and she considered all her service to children as ministry. Lu had various types of employment over the years. Early in WWII, she was a riveter at Douglas Aircraft in Tulsa. She also worked as a cook on a sheep and cattle ranch in Oregon and as a seamstress at a posh department store in Forth Worth while Bruce attended Southwestern Seminary. For many years, of course, raising couple's two daughters was Lulu's main priority. Nancy Lee was born in 1936 and Suzanne in 1941. Services were held June 14 at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. The Minister was Rev. Jeff Ferguson. The music was "Great Is Thy Faithfulness" by Gail Ingle, "How Great Thou Art" with the congregation and "Thank You". Casketbearers were Nathan Duke, Brian Gray, Howard Burnett, Brad Duke, Harold Weirs and David Price. Interment was at the Lowry City Cemetery.
Arrangements were by the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral home, Osceola.

SHRYER, James D.
Humansville Star-Leader, February 27, 1969, Page 1. Submitted by Marie Reynolds
Funeral services for James D. Shryer, 79, Flemington were 2 p.m. Sunday in the Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial was in King’s Prairie Cemetery. Mr. Shryer died 10:20 a.m. Friday in George Dimmitt Memorial Hospital in Humansville after a long illness. A retired farmer, Mr. Shryer lived in the Gerster community until 10 years ago. He is survived by his wife, Pina Lee of the home; two sons Gentry of Carrollton and Morris who is stationed with the Army in Vietnam; three daughters, Mrs. Willodene Manning, Warrensburg, Mrs. June Simons, Erie, Kansas, and Mrs. Edith Gilbert, Marshall; and one sister Mrs. Perry Parke, Gerster.

SHRYER, William Gentry
Kansas City Star, 29 March 2007
William Gentry Shryer, 85, Richmond, MO died Mar. 27, 2007. Services Fri. Mar. 30 at 11AM at Thurman Funeral Home, Richmond (816)772-2233. Burial w/ Military Graveside services 3PM Fri. March 30 Robinson Cem. Weaubleu, MO. Masonic service 6:30PM; visitation 7-8PM Thurs, Mar. 29 at Funeral Home.

SHRYER, William Gentry
St. Clair County Courier, 6 April 2007
William Gentry Shryer, 85, Richmond, died Tuesday, March 27, 2007, at Ray County Memorial Hospital, Richmond. He was born Sept. 1, 1921 in Collins to James D. and Pina Dull Shryer. He married Mabel June Deafenbaugh of Collins on June 3, 1942; she survives, of the home. He entered the U.S. Army Air Force and was a member of the 509th Composite Groups, sent to Tinian Island in the South Pacific. He was honorably discharged in November of 1945. After serving his country in World War II, he worked for the R.J. Hurley Lumber Company in Harrisonville, Deepwater and Carrollton for several years. Later, he worked for the Carroll County Trust Company for five years. He moved to Richmond in 1973 working for the First National Bank as a cashier for four years. He retired from the U.S. Bank in Richmond in 1986 as an assistant cashier and branch manager of the Richmond Hills and Wood Heights Banks. He was a member of the United Methodist Church since 1948 where he was baptized by the Reverend Charles Swafford. He transferred to the Richmond United Methodist Church in 1975. He was also a 61 year member of the Richmond American Legion Post #237, a 54 year member of the O.E.S. and a 60 year member of the Wakenda Lodge #52 A.F. & A.M. Funeral services were Friday, March 30, at Thurman Funeral Home, Richmond. Masonic services were held Thursday, March 29 at the Thurman Funeral Home, Richmond. Burial with military graveside services by Missouri Veterans Honor Team was Friday, March 30 at Robinson Cemetery, Weaubleau, under the direction of Thurman Funeral Home, Richmond. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Richmond United Methodist Church or the American Legion Post #237 parking lot fund.

SHY, Anna K. Neuenschwander
Clinton Daily Democrat, 17 February 2003
Anna K. Shy, 90, Lowry City, a homemaker, died Sunday, February 16, 2003, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 18, at Valley Center United Church of Christ, Deepwater with burial in Valley Center Cemetery, Butler Township.

SHY, Mary Ann Adams
Hill & Son Funeral Home
Mary Ann Shy, age 80, of Liberty, Missouri, passed away November 10, 2007 at the Liberty Terrace
Rehabilitation Center in the presence of her husband of 56 years, Delbert Shy. Mary Ann was born on March 6, 1927 in Appleton City, Missouri to George and Mary Adams. Mary Ann graduated from Appleton City High School as Valedictorian in 1945. She attended Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky, graduating cum laude.
Mary Ann taught school for 30 years and received her Masters in Education from Central Missouri State
University with honors. Mary Ann loved traveling, teaching and visiting with her many friends. She enjoyed being involved with her family. Mary Ann is survived by her husband Delbert Shy of the home, sister Martha S. Goldman of St. Louis, Missouri, son Gregory and wife Nancy of Liberty, Missouri, grandson Robert and wife Jennifer of Liberty, Missouri, and great grandsons. Memorial Service: First Presbyterian Church, 138 N. Main, Liberty, Missouri on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. with Prayer Service at 4:00 p.m.
Funeral Service: Hill & Son Funeral Home in Appleton City, Missouri at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14, 2007. Minister: Reverend Landon Whitsitt. Visitation: Hill & Son Funeral Home in Appleton City, Missouri on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Interment: Appleton City Cemetery in Appleton City, Missouri. Memorials: Liberty Hospital, Liberty, Missouri or First Presbyterian Church, Liberty, Missouri.

SHY, Roy Lee
Kansas City Star, 11 June 2006
Roy Lee Shy was born on September 30, 1935 in Deepwater, MO to Faris Carl and Anna Katherine Neuenschwander Shy. He passed away on June 8, 2006 at The Kindred Hospital in Kansas City, MO. Visitation will be held at 7-8 p.m. on Monday, June 12, 2006 at SheldonGoodrich Funeral Home, Osceola, MO. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at the Valley Center United Church of Christ, Deepwater, MO. Burial will be at 3 p.m. in the Elsmore Cemetery in Elsmore, KS. Roy was a Navy veteran and later worked as commercial truck tire sales manager and sales representative for Montgomery Ward, Sears, and TCI in Kansas City. After retirement he worked for Harrah's as a security officer. Roy is survived by wife Laura, Blue Springs, MO; son and daughters Douglas Roy Shy and wife Cheryl, Republic, MO; Tami Neal, Hollister, MO; Ann-Marie Shy, Ozark, MO; his stepchildren Christine Neviles, Lake Charles, LA; Lisa RomeWalker and husband Alan, Blue Springs; and Jimmy Ramsdell, Lake Charles, LA. Grandchildren are Brandi, Beth and Matthew Shy; Marty, Zak, and Chris Neal; Marsha White and husband Danny; Michael Neviles; Tania, Stephanie, and Lisa Rome; Jonnie Rome and husband Jason; and Johnathan, Arlene, Lorraine, and Laura Ramsdell, and 3 great grandchildren. Family requests memorials be sent to the Travis Roy Foundation for Spinal Cord Injuries, 111 Huntington Ave., Prudential Center, 19th Floor, Boston, MA. 02199-7613.

SHY, Roy Lee
St. Clair County Courier, 23 June 2006
Roy Lee Shy was born on Sept. 30, 1935, in Deepwater to Faris Carl and Anna Katherine Neuenschwander Shy. He passed away on June 8, 2006, at the Kindred Hospital in Kansas City. Roy was baptized and confirmed in the Valley Center Evangelical and Reformed Church at the age of 15. He graduated from Lowry City High School in 1953. After graduation he entered the United States Navy and was assigned to the destroyer the USS McDermott and the battleship Missouri. In 1956 Roy was united in marriage to Jacqueline Janet Carmichael. To this union one son and two daughters were born. After Roy's honorable discharge from the Navy he was employed by the Bendix Corporation in Kansas City. From the Bendix Corporation he returned to his boyhood home and entered the farming operation with his father in Lowry City. He also owned and operated Derby Service Stations in Lowry City and Deepwater. He served as a member of the Lowry City City Council, was a member of the American Legion and the International Order of the Odd Fellows. Roy met and married Laura Lee Ard in 1978. They lived for 28 years in Blue Springs. In Kansas City, Roy was a commercial truck tire sales manager and sales representative for Montgomery Ward, Sears and TCI. Roy and Laura also owned and operated a lawn service in the Blue Springs area. After retiring from truck tire sales in 2000, he obtained his real estate license and worked as a realtor for Vicky Shy Realty in Columbia. In 2001, Roy went to work for Harrah's as a security officer until his accident. On Dec. 21, 2005, Roy fell on the steps of his home and suffered severe spinal cord injuries. Although he was instantly totally paralyzed and never recovered he always maintained his faith. Roy inspired and was loved by his doctors, nurses and medical staff from Truman Medical Center and the Kindred Hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents; one step son, Johnathan Ramsdell and brother-in-law, Walter Conrad Jr. Roy is survived by his wife of 28 years, Laura of the home; son, Douglas Roy Shy and his wife, Cheryl of Republic; Tami Neal f Hollister; and AnnMarie Shy of Ozark; his step children, Christine Nevils of Lake Charles, La.; Lisa Rome-Walker and her husband, Alan of Blue Springs; and Jimmy Ramsdell of Lake Charles, La.; grandchildren are Brandi, Beth an dMatthew Shy; Marty, Zak and Chris Neal; Marsha White and her husband Danny; Michael Nevils; Tania, Stephanie and Lisa Rome; Jonnie Rome and her husband Jason; and Johnathan, Arlene, Lorraine and Laura Ramsdell. Great grandchildren are Ashleigh White, Abigail Nevils and Alysa Rome. His brothers and sisters are Col. James Dale Shy, retired, and his wife Mary of Plano, Texas; Ronnie Carl Shy and his wife, Vicky of Columbia; and Kathy Conrad of Deepwater. He also leaves many beloved cousins, nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles and many friends from all over the country. Family request memorials be sent to the Travis Roy Foundation for Spinal Cord Injuries, 111 Huntington Ave., Prudential Center, 19th Floor, Boston, MA, 02199-7613. Services were held Tuesday, June 13, at the Valley Center United Church of Christ. The minister was Dr. Dane Sommer. The music was "I Believe" and "You'll Never Walk Alone" by Kathy Conrad and Lori Wingermuehle and Cindy Knight, accompanist. Casketbearers were Chad Crouch, Mike Wingermuehle, Alan Walker, Tom Snider, Eric Logan and Ralph O'Dor. Honorary casketbearers were Paul Crawford, Zak Neal, Randy Clevenger, Virgil Beaty, Marty Neal, Matthew Shy and Chris Neal. Military honors were by the Naval Operation Support Center. Interment was Tuesday, June 13, at the Elsmore Cemetery in Elsmore, Kan. Arrangements were furnished by Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Homes, Osceola.

SIEGISMUND, Amber Roselyn   
St. Clair County Courier, 24 November 2006
Amber Roselyn Siegismund, 17, daughter of Mark and Sherrie (Henzlik) Siegismund, was born January 10, 1989 in Osceola, Missouri. She departed this life November 18, 2006 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. Amber lived in the Rockville, Missouri area all her life. She was baptized as an infant, confirmed at age 11 and had been a life-long member of Rockville United Methodist Church where she was a member of the youth group and sang in the church choir. Amber was a senior at Appleton City R-II School where she was involved in many aspects of student life. She was a member of the National Honor Society, holding a grade point average of 4.0 and had earned a 29 on her ACT in preparation for attending college next fall. Along with many academic achievements she held the top award “Grand Muse” in the art program and had received several blue ribbons on art work and “Best of Show” in the WEMO Conference art show. Amber was president of the Student Council and secretary last year. She played the flute in the band for five years and was a member of Audition Choir, recently performing in the All-District Women’s Choir. She was currently involved as an actor in the school play. Amber was on the track team and a member of Varsity Club. She had also been captain of the Quiz Bowl team for the last three years. Along with her achievements in school, she was a fun-loving young woman who enjoyed spending time with her many friends. She was soft-spoken, gentle and kind. Amber is survived by her parents, Mark and Sherrie Siegismund, and one brother, Nolan, of the home; her paternal grandparents, Aaron and Mabel Siegismund of Rockville; her maternal grandparents, Alfred R. “Bud” and Carolyn Henzlik of Appleton City; four aunts, Terrie and husband Gary Ashley of Appleton City, Kerrie and husband Scott Hedger of Kingsville, Missouri, Robin Siegismund of Appleton City, Rachel and husband Brian Clark of Cleveland, Missouri; two uncles, Daniel Siegismund and wife Kim of Appleton City and Philip Siegismund and wife Susan of Rockville; 14 cousins, Kristie and Michael Ashley, Ryan, Ashley, Megan, Logan and Levi Siegismund, Nathan, Eli and Lora Clark, Ethan, Emily , Cisely and Maddie Siegismund; a special friend, Noah Watson, and a host of other friends who loved her. Services for Amber were Monday, Nov. 20, at the Appleton City High School with Reverend Bill Kenagy officiating. Musical selections were "Amazing Grace" and "God Be With You" with Tony Reynolds, vocalist. Casketbearers were Daniel Siegismund, Philip Siegismund, Brian Clark, Darrell Siegismund, Jim Sims, Scott Hedger and Gary Ashley. Interment was in the Appleton City Cemetery under the direction of Hill and Son Funeral Home, Appleton City. Memorials may be made to the Class of 2007 Scholarship Fund.

SIEGISMUND, Amber Roselyn
Kansas City Star, 19 November 2006
Amber Roselyn Siegismund, 17, Rockville, MO. died Sat., Nov. 18, 2006 at Research Medical Center, KCMO. Funeral services 2PM Mon, Nov. 20, 2006 Appleton City (MO) School. No visitation. Friends may call at Hill & Son Funeral Home. Memorial contributions to Class of 2007 Scholarship Fund. Survivors include parents: Mark & Sherrie Siegismund and brother, Nolan Siegismund all of the home; paternal grandparents: Aaron & Mabel Siegismund, Rockville, MO and maternal grandparents: Alfred R. "Bud" & Carolyn Henzlik, Appleton City, MO. (Arr: Hill & Son Funeral Home Appleton City, MO 660-476-2135).

SIEGISMUND, George Andrew
Osceola Library Files
George Andrew Siegismund, the son of George Edward and Julia Elsie (Garrison) Siegismund was born in Rockville, Missouri on December 25, 1930. He passed away at his home in Rockville, on February 18, 2002 at the age of 71 years. Andrew spent nearly all his life in the Rockville, Missouri area with the exception of the two years he spent in the Marine Corps from 1952 to 1954. Andrew raised cattle and farmed to provide for his family. Andrew was a member of the Rockville Methodist Church where he had served as chairman of the administrative board. He also served on the Rockville Cemetery board and taught wood working classes in
4-H. He was united in marriage to Margie Kern at the Rockville Methodist Church on May 27, 1956. To this union five children were born. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Margie Lou of the home, son Darrel Siegismund and wife Sandra, daughters Cindy and husband Marlon Seider, Tammy and husband Mike Rapp, son Craig Siegismund and wife Debbie all of Rockville, Missouri and a daughter Julie and husband Kurt Davis of Appleton City; four sisters, Georgia and husband Raymond Williams of El Dorado Springs, Missouri, Sara Hearting of Rockville, Dorothy and husband Howard Heiserman of Appleton City, Emma Cassity of Lockwood, Missouri; a brother Aaron and wife Mabel of Rockville; and grandchildren Anthony, April and Andrew Siegismund, Heather and husband Jayson Davis, Valerie, Shelley and Marriah Seider, Tyler and Ashleigh Rapp, Brooklyn, Rebecca and George Siegismund and Trevor, Lyndsi and Kennon Davis. Andrew was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He loved the time he spent with all of them and enjoyed working in his wood shop. He loved farming and was always able to fix anything that needed repair. He will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

SIEMON, Arthur W. III
St. Clair County Courier, 30 November 2007
Arthur W. "Bill" Siemon III was born Feb. 23, 1938 in Harrisonville, to Arthur William Siemon, Jr. and Mildred Gertrude Cantrell and passed away on Nov. 21, 2007, at his home. In 1959 he married Marsha Casteel and to this union four children were born. Marsha preceded him in death on July 31, 1984. He later married Judy Gaylord and for 21 years they enjoyed camping and just being together. He became a second father to her three boys. Bill was preceded in death by parents, Arthur Siemon, Jr. and Mildred Gooch, and one sister, Betty Lou Taylor. He is survived by his wife, Judy of the home, his four children, Arthur W. Siemon IV of Fairview Hights, Ill., Vanessa Weese of Indianapolis, Ind., Robert Siemon of Kansas City, and David Siemon of Deepwater, his three step-sons, Dee Gaylord of Long Point, Ill., Robert Gaylord of Deepwater and Kevin Gaylord of Osceola, 12 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Bill was a member of Vista Baptist Church. He was a carpet layer for over 30 years. He also worked for the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department for five years and was a United States Navy Veteran. Bill's life ws lived one day at a time and he was always ready to help anyone that needed it. Services were held Saturday, Nov. 24 at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Oficiated by Dee Gaylord. Music selection was "One Day At A Time". Final disposition was cremation. Interment was in Osceola Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

SIEMON, Arthur W. III
Kansas City Star, 2 December 2007
Bill was born February 23, 1938, in Harrisonville, Mo., to Arthur William Siemon Jr. and Mildred Gertrude Cantrell. He passed away on November 21, 2007, at his home in Osceola, Mo. Bill is survived by his wife Judy, his children Bill, Vanessa, Robert, and David, nine grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

SIGHT, Lani Lei Moore
Kansas City Star, 31 December 2008
Lani Lei Sight, 68, of Gardner, Kan., passed away on December 28, 2008, at North Kansas City Hospital. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 3, 2009, at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, Kan., (913) 856- 7111. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. on Saturday in Yeater Cemetery, Osceola, Mo. Memorial contributions may be made to the Johnson County Library, Gardner Branch, or the American Lung Association. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. before the service. Condolences may be sent at www.brucefuneralhome.com. Lani was born November 25, 1940, in Kansas City, Mo., to James Frederick and Floreine M. Fisk Moore. She grew up in a military family living throughout the world, developing fond memories and lasting friendships. She attended Stephens College. She was a homemaker and raised her family in the Kansas City, Mo., area. For 15 years she was an administrative assistant for Marion Merrill- Dow in Kansas City, Mo., retiring in 1995. Three years ago she moved to Gardner. She loved spending time with her family, was an avid reader, and enjoyed gardening. She was preceded in death by her parents. Lani is survived by her daughter Lisa Erickson and husband Tom of Lake Lotawana, Mo.; son Don Sight and Stephanie Brier of Kansas City, Mo.; grandchildren Logan, Stephanie, Devin, Amanda, and Bradley, and two great grandchildren, Antonia and Jamie.

SILVEY, Helen Frances Simpson 
St. Clair County Courier, 15 July 2005
Helen Francis Silvey, 80, of Osceola passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2005. Helen was born Saturday, August 24, 1924 in Lowry City. She was the daughter of Claude and Beatrice Simpson. Helen moved to Osceola in 1986 after retiring from the Salvation Army in Kansas City. She was preceded in death by her husband Paul Silvey; her son, Tony Ainsworth; her father and mother, Claude and Beatrice Simpson; two sisters, Vivian Borecky and Della Lee Faulkner.Survivors include her children Dale and Sue Gibbs of Osceola, Linda Swofford
of Roscoe, Jack Davis of Osceola; one sister Dorothy Kates of Independence; several nieces and nephews; eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; and longtime bingo friends.

SILVEY, Helen Frances Simpson 
Kansas City Star, 11 July 2005    
Mrs. Helen F. Silvey, 81, Osceola, MO, passed away July 9, 2005 at her home. Services are Tues., July 12, at 11 a.m., at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial at Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry, MO. Visitation 7-8 p.m., Monday at the funeral home. (Arr; Sheldon-Goodrich F.H. 417-646-8135).

SIMMERMAN, William E.
St. Clair County Courier, 7 December 2007
William E. (Bill) Simmerman, 22, of Pleasant Hill, was born Saturday, March 9, 1985 in Kansas City, the son of Bradley Eugene and the late Chris Duffey Simmerman. He departed this life Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007 at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. William was a 2003 graduate of Clinton High School. He had been a cook at the Raymore Dairy Queen for the last several years. He was a member of the Pleasant Hill First Baptist Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a member of the Jeff Gordon and Kenny Chesney fan clubs. He loved scary movies and country music. He was preceded in death by his mother and paternal grandfather Ted Simmerman. He is survived by his father Brad and wife Jenyfer of Clinton; four sisters Brianne Collins of Sweet Springs, Savannah Collins of Hollister, Courtney Collins and Shanyn Simmerman of Clinton; paternal grandmother Sue Simmerman of the home; paternal step-grandmother Eileen Simmerman of Alverado, Texas; maternal grandparents, Gary and Rosie Duffey of Blue Springs and Lynn and Larry Cook of Pleasant Hill; paternal great-grandmother Norine Simmerman of Independence; several aunts and uncles; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, at the funeral home. Pastor Wyatt Shanks officiated. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill cemetery. Casket bearers were Ron Hoover, Jerry Knox, Mitchell Phillips, Chad Smotherman, Chuck Stewart, and John Valentine.

SIMMONS, Joan Helen Neuenschwander  
Clinton Daily Democrat, 2 April 2003
Joan Helen Simmons was born August 31, 1948, at Ellett Hospital in Appleton City and she died at St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City on March 14, 2003. She was the youngest child of Alfred and Helen Jenkins Neuenschwander. Joan was a joy and surprise to her parents for when her twin brother John was born the doctor said something like, "There's a second baby." Alfred had to leave the hospital and buy fabric that he took to the ladies of the neighborhood so that they could quickly sew more diapers and gowns for in that time you had to furnish the diapers and clothes the baby would need while in the hospital. Joan led the typical life of a child growing up on the farm in the 1950s. She went to church and school and learned the skills that she would use for the rest of her life. Joan joined 4-H where she developed her love of sewing. She became very talented and her sewing became recognized by judges, clients and family as exceptional quality. She made bridal gowns, bridesmaids' gowns and mother of the bride dresses. Her talent made many weddings a thing of beauty, but her most loved project was the beautiful hand-beaded gown that she made for Annette and T.K.'s wedding. She spent almost 500 hours sewing thousands of beads and pearls on lace that was applied to the gown. She also shared her talent with the church when she made all of the choir robes and stoles when the new church was constructed. Joan served as a Girl Scout leader for several years. Teaching girls the skills needed to enjoy the out-of-doors - going on over nights - and trying not to be afraid herself when the coyotes were howling and yipping and there was nothing but a thin canvas wall between them and the great outdoors. After Joan married she and Ken always lived away from the community but she and Ken returned as often as they could. They always took a week of vacation for Octoberfest so that they could both help with making brats and Joan would bake several batches of Schnitz Brodt using her Grandma Nettie's recipes. She would also donate handiwork for the bazaar. On July 17, 1966, Joan married Kenneth Wayne Simmons at the Valley Center Church and to this union was born their daughter Annette Dawn and later a stillborn daughter, Rebecca Ann. Joan and Ken enjoyed working together whether it was at home - at the farm - or working on a special project like the remodeling of Annette and T.K.'s home. They just enjoyed being together. Both Joan and Ken enjoyed watching Annette as she grew up - going to her track meets - Girl Scout camping trips - fishing - but most of all seeing her become the talented, self-confident young woman she is today. Joan was preceded in death by her parents and her infant daughter, Rebecca. She is survived by her beloved husband Ken; daughter Annette and son-in-law, T.K. Hayes, who she always referred to as her son. Joan leaves her mother-in-law, Beulah Simmons; sister-in-law Mary Boan and husband, Bill Boan, brothers-in-law Kelly and wife Brenda, Roy and wife Eva Lee and Mike and wife Norma, all of Clinton. She also leaves her older sister, Ruth Fulwider and husband Harry, Lowry City. Joan always slept with Ruth and it was Ruth who became her second mom - getting up in the night to take her downstairs to get a drink of water because Joan was sure there were monsters that would get her. Joan leaves her big brother, Art and wife Judy, Deepwater. She always loved coming down to the farm and helping Art with transplanting in the greenhouse and working in the garden. Most of all she enjoyed being down when the sweet corn was ready. She also leaves her sister, Pat Stewart of Lowry City. Joan and Pat enjoyed going to country music concerts, especially George Strait concerts. She and Pat enjoyed their trips to the State Fair and they made the best shopping team ever. And last but not least she leaves her twin brother, John and wife Peg, Longview, Washington. She and John shared a special bond only known by twins. They went from biting each other in the playpen to becoming the best of friends. She always said that John made her ask Daddy for the car when they wanted to go somewhere because John was chicken. She also left nieces and nephews, aunts, uncle, cousins and a host of friends. Joan was a wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, aunt, cousin and friend - but most of all she was a warrior. When she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer she never asked, "Why me?" She faced surgery and chemotherapy with strength and courage - when she cried it was because she would miss us and knew we would miss her - but she was not afraid. She knew from the lessons she was taught in this church - that she would see her loved ones again - both the ones who had preceded her and the ones that she left behind. The funeral was March 17, 2 p.m., at Valley Center United Church of Christ. Rev. Dane Sommer officiated. Pallbearers were Todd Neuenschwander, Clay Fulwider, Bill Neuenschwander, Jim Neuenschwander, Mike Simmons, Jr., Van Goth. Honorary pallbearers were Ron Shy, Jess Jenkins, Larry Neuenschwander. Burial was in Valley Center Cemetery, Deepwater. Arrangements were by Randy Sheldon of Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

SIMS, Ruth Laura DeShazo
ElDorado Sun, Friday, February 6, 2009
Ruth Laura (DeShazo) Sims - Ruth Laura (DeShazo) Sims, 96, El Dorado Springs, passed away on Jan. 28, 2009, in Community Springs Healthcare Facility. She was born March 3, 1912, in St. Clair County to Frank E. and Bessie E. DeShazo. Ruth grew up in St. Clair County the eldest of nine children. She was united in marriage to Johnnie Ray Sims on Oct. 1, 1932. To this union, one daughter, Esther Ann, was born. Saved as a young woman, Ruth was a devoted member of Brush Creek Missionary Baptist Church and then, in later years, moved her membership to the El Dorado Springs Missionary Baptist Church. Ruth loved playing the piano and singing hymns with her strong alto voice. Ruth had a strong love for her family, helping to raise her grandchildren and later providing babysitting duties for her great-grandchildren. She spent summers working in her garden raising vegetables for canning and growing beautiful flowers. She kept her yard and home as neat as a pin. She loved crossword puzzles, scrabble and reading, especially her Bible. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, John; her daughter, Esther (Sims) Floyd; her parents, Frank and Bessie DeShazo; and siblings, Roy DeShazo, Sarah DeShazo, Eunice (DeShazo) Good and an infant brother. Surviving are two grandchildren, Sandy (Floyd) Cary, and husband, Carlos – El Dorado Springs, and Bryan Floyd, and wife, Barbara – Joplin; three great-grandchildren – Casey Cary – St. Louis, Becky (Floyd) Johnson, and husband, Jared – Webb City, and Brent Floyd – Joplin; two great-grandsons, Jeremiah and Josiah Johnson – Webb City. Other survivors include Ruth's siblings – Don DeShazo, and wife, Iris – Collins, John Mark DeShazo – Springfield, Frank DeShazo, and wife, Melba, and Ruby (DeShazo) Kennon – all of El Dorado Springs; many nieces; nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and a host of friends and her church family. Services were held Saturday, Jan. 31, in the El Dorado Springs Missionary Baptist Church with Brother Ralph Benham officiating. Music was provided by Anna Lee Barker and Eleanor Jones. Interment followed in the El Dorado Springs City Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Casketbearers were Ruth's grandsons – Bryan Floyd, Brent Floyd, Jared Johnson and Carlos Cary, and her brothers – Don DeShazo, Frank DeShazo and John Mark DeShazo.

SINGER, Anna May Short
Clinton Daily Democrat, 2 June 2004
Anna May (Short) Singer was born Sept. 23, 1906 in Henry County to Charles and Mary (Holmes) Short. At the age of 4, May and her family moved to the Teays Chapel community, where she attended Antioch rural school. She graduated from Deepwater High School in 1925 and attended Central Missouri State Teachers College in Warrensburg, where she earned 64 1/2 credits. May taught in the rural grade schools around Deepwater for 12 years, and tutored homebound children for 10 school terms. On December 24, 1933, May married Frank Singer, eldest son of Thomas and Katie Singer of northwest of Deepwater. Frank was born in Miller County and at the age of 15 came with his family to Henry County where they located east of Montrose. Frank was a farmer until his health failed him. The couple had no children. Frank and May lived on her home place, bought by her parents in 1926, until April 30, 1973 when they moved into Lowry City. They were living there at the time of Frank's death March 7, 1979. He is buried at Bear Creek Cemetery. May's father, Charles Short died August 6, 1933, and her mother Mary (Holmes) Short passed away July 19, 1943. May was a teacher's aide in the elementary school in Lowry City for 9 years and was also an aide to the program manager of the St. Clair County Nutrition Center. As her health began to fail in her later years, she moved to the Truman Lake Manor care facility where she lived until her death May 30, 2004. Graveside services will be Wednesday, June 2, at Bear Creek Cemetery, near Deepwater, under the direction of Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home.

SINGER, Mary Ann Huenefeldt  
Clinton Daily Democrat, February 1993
Mary Ann Singer, the daughter of Henry and Millie Ann (Barnhart) Huenefeldt, was born October 28, 1899, at St. Elizabeth, Mo., in Miller County. She died February 4, 1993, at the Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Appleton City. Mary was born in a log cabin where she lived the first 16 years of her life, before moving to the Montrose area. Their only source of water for drinking, cooking and laundry had to be carried about a city block to their cabin home. The cool water flowing through the spring house was their only source of refrigeration for their milk and butter. Mary was self-educated, having only gone three years to public school, due to her ill health. She had the responsibility of helping care for her 11 brothers and sisters until she moved to a home of her own. Mary Ann was united in marriage on June 11, 1921, to John H. Singer, who preceded her in death on December 24, 1966. To this union three children were born. Survivors include her daughter, Ruth Jackson, and husband, Ernest, of Cheyenne, Wyoming; her son, Bill Singer and wife, Lavonne, of Montrose; one brother, Charles Huenefeldt, Sr. of Montrose; one sister, Rose Brasier of Clinton; two granddaughters, Pat Hopkins, and husband, Ted, and Kathie Winger, and husband, Mark; one grandson, Mike Jackson; one great-grandson, Christian Winger; three great-granddaughters, Krystal Hopkins, Karla Kimball and Heidi Winger; one great-great-grandson, Logan Kimball, and many nieces and nephews. Mary and her husband were both employed at the Calhoun Hatchery in Montrose for many years until her health and age forced her to retire. She then sold her home in 1976 and moved to the Sr. Citizen Housing, living there until 1990. Shortly after celebrating her 90th birthday she entered the Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Appleton City. Her greatest enjoyment in life was little children, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed sharing and doing things for her friends and neighbors. She worked very hard all her life; keeping house, raising her family, gardening, canning and making quilts. In her later years she took so much pride in her flower garden and caring for the birds. She was a member of the United Cumberland Presbyterian-Methodist Church in Montrose. Many times she could be heard singing old time gospel songs while doing her daily chores. She was a firm believer in reading her Bible, praying to her Lord and Savior and expressing her love and faith to Him. Services were held on Monday, February 8, 1993, at 2 p.m. at the Eckhoff-Hill Funeral Home in Appleton City. Rev. Carl L. Whitacre was the officiating minister. Pallbearers were nephews, Charles Huenefeldt, Jr., Bill Huenefeldt, Gene Huenefeldt, James Brasier, Richard Braiser and Donald Lee Huenefeldt. Burial was in the Montrose Cemetery, under the direction of Eckhoff-Hill Funeral Home.

SISSON, Mary Gertrude Phillips
Appleton City Journal, 6 March 1980
Gertrude Sisson - Funeral services for Gertrude Sisson were held Tuesday, March 4 at 11 a.m. in Goodrich Chapel. The Rev. Jim Gables officiated. Music was provided by Richard Sunderwirth, soloist, with Neta Ruth Sunderwirth, accompanist. Casketbearers were her nephews. Interment followed graveside services at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4 at the Louisburg Cemetery in Louisburg, Kansas. Arrangements wre made by Goodrich Funeral Home. Mary Gertrude Phillips was born December 22, 1897, in Camden County, Missouri to David and Bessie Mock Phillips. She was one of eleven children born to this union. In 1919 she was married to Elza Wallace. To this union one son was born, Earnest Vaughn Wallace. Ernie preceded her in death while serving his country during World War II as the result of an airplane accident in Corpus Christi, Texas on July 5, 1945. In March of 1943, she was united in marriage to Marshall "Doc" Sisson. Early in their married life they moved from Mound City, Kansas to Collins, Mo., where they operated a grocery store for some thirty years, until Mr. Sisson's death in 1974. Gertie passed away Saturday, March 1, 1980, at the Smithville Convalescent Center in Smithville, Mo. at the age of 82 years, 2 months and 9 days. She is survived by three brothers, Charley Phillips of Florence, Colorado, Dorsey of Long Lane, Mo. and Virgil of Cross Timbers, Mo.; two sisters, Mable Devasher of Concordia, Mo. and Bessie Kay Dennis of Pittsburg, Mo.; a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

SIVILS, Wilbur
Clinton Daily Democrat, 13 September 2004
Wilbur "Slim" Sivils was born in Rich Hill to Albert Walter Sivils and Mable Lorraine (Pierce) Sivils March 28, 1921. He departed this life on Saturday, August 28, 2004, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, at the age of 83 years and five months. He spent his youth in Appleton City and Clinton. Wilbur's father and uncles were coal miners. Slim's fondest memories of his childhood were working on his grandparents' farms during the summer. He remembers cultivating corn rows with a one-row mule-drawn cultivator and pitching hay by hand. Wilbur also had a lot of fun growing up with his little sister, several cousins and especially his four uncles. During the summer months, the family members would play croquet, shoot marbles, toss horseshoes and listen to what was at the time a modern miracle - the radio. One summer when Wilbur was on crutches, he remembers his mother teaching him how to sew quilts. Wilbur Sivils finished high school early so he could join the Army Air Corps. He had intended to join the Marines, but they didn't appreciate his thin frame. After this rejection, he walked across the street and joined the Army because they were willing to "pencil in" a few more pounds. He became a pilot through the Flying Sergeant Act. While stationed at South Plains Air Field in Lubbock, Texas, he met the love of his life, Evelyn Spicer, at a USO dance. Wilbur and Evelyn married shortly before he was sent to England in 1944. He served in World War II as a glider pilot, transporting jeeps and supplies over enemy lines. In 1976 Wilbur and his wife Evelyn took a trip throughout Europe and visited the places where he had been stationed during World War II, including Edinburgh, Scotland. On that same trip, they also visited their son Ronny in Saudi Arabia. When Wilbur was 54, he took up motorcycle riding. during the early 80s, he and his son Ronny took several cross-country rips, crossing through 47 states! His favorite trip was to Alaska. Wilbur was preceded in death by his sister Nadine; his brother-in-law Bob, and his beloved wife Evelyn. Wilbur is survived by his children, Ronny Sivils, Linda Koch, Brenda Thompson, Jean McCandless and Tena O'Hara; his grandchildren Elizabeth, Amanda and Daniel, and his great-grandson Jacob. Funeral services were Thursday, September 2, 5 p.m. at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. Rev. John Frey officiated. Pallbearers were Dan Allen, Elmer Hines, bob Koch, Ronny Sivils, Bob Wade and George Wade Jr. Burial was in Lutheran Cemetery near Creighton.

SILVOLA, Kindall Marie 

Wise County Messenger, 13 September 2001
Silvola, Kindall Marie, 1998-2001. Service for Kindall Marie Silvola, 3, of Paradise was to be Thursday, Sept.
13, at the Coker Funeral Chapel in Decatur. Marcus Brecheen was to officiate. Silvola died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001, in Decatur. Born Jan. 8, 1998, in Kansas City, Mo., she is survived by her mother, Lori Scott of Paradise; her father, Thomas Charles Silvola Jr., of Nevada, Mo.; three sisters, Rachill Linn Silvola of Paradise, Lauren Ashlynn and Brooke Nicole Silvola, both of Nevada; her grandparents, Diane Scott and Vernon Bray, both of Liberal, Mo. and Walter and Joy Scott of Appleton City, Mo.

SLAPE, George Nathan
Kansas City Star, 20 September 2004
George Nathan Slape, 72, Humansville, MO, formerly of Kansas City, MO, died September 18, 2004, at his home. Funeral services 2 p.m. Wed., September 22 at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Burial Clinton Memory Gardens, Clinton, MO. Visitation 7-8 p.m. Tues. at the funeral home, 417-646-8135.

SLAVEN, Clara Edna Simons
Osceola Library Files
Died, Mrs. Clara Slaven at her home at 116 West H (appears to be Henry) street, at 11 p.m. Wednesday, January 29. Although she had declined in health the last few years, she did not become seriously ill until Sunday preceding her death. Mrs. Slaven, daughter of Margaret Nelson and Don Simons, was born October 17, 1856, at Arrow Rock, Mo. She was united in marriage to John Michael Slaven at Boonville in 1887, and they were given six children. After her husband's death in 1902, she and her children moved to Appleton City, later she came to Clinton, where she lived the past 20 years. She was loved by all who knew her, for hers was a great and kind heart. Besides rearing her own family she opened her home to her granddaughter, Miss Evah Denney, now of Appleton City. She is survived by three children Harry Slaven, Spokane, Wash.; Mrs. Minnie Butler, Appleton City; Mrs. Mary Carver, Kahoka, Mo. Mrs. Butler was the only one of the children who was able to be with Mrs. Slaven in her last hours. There are also seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. In 1902 Mrs. Slaven joined the First Presbyterian church of Appleton City. When she moved to Clinton she remained a member of the Appleton City church until three years ago when she transferred her letter to Clinton. Funeral services were conducted by Dr. D. Ernest McCurry, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Wilkinson funeral chapel. Burial was in Englewood.

SLAVENS, Henry Balis
Lowry City Independent, 20 November 1919
Henry Balis Slavens, one of the oldest men in St. Clair County, passed away November 16, 1919, at his home, four and one-half miles west of Lowry City, Missouri, where he had lived for the last ten years. Four daughters and two sons were with him during his last illness. Mr. Slavens was born near Middletown, Missouri, July 10, 1828, and was ninety-one years, four months and six days old at the time of his death. On August 17, 1847, he was married to Mary Jane Hunter. To this union were born sixteen children, thirteen of whom are living today.
He was laid to rest in Pleasent Grove cemetery near Taberville, November 17, 1919. He will be missed by many relatives, friends and neighbors, who so lovingly cared for him during his lingering illness. Card of Thanks.- We desire to express our heartfelt thanks to the neighbors and friends, who so kindly and lovingly assisted us during the illness and death of our beloved father, Henry Balls Slavens. May God's richest blessings rest upon each of them. Mrs. E. J. Day, Mrs. W. S. Slavens, Mrs. S. S. See, Mrs. C. L. High, Mrs. Minnie S. Hammond and Mr. T. H. Slavens.

SLOCUM, Harve Turley
St. Clair Courier, April 23, 1992, Page 4. Submitted by Marie Reynolds
Harve Turley Slocum passed away Easter Sunday 12:30 a.m. April 19, 1992 at his home in Gerster at the age of 76. Harve was born March 10, 1916 to Edward Forrest and Mollie Elzena Gillespie Slocum in Okmulgee, Ok. There were 11 brothers and sisters. Harve moved to the Gerster area with his family at the age of three. His family engaged in farming. Harve married Oleva Faye Allen Christmas Day, December 25, 1937. There were two children born to this union, Wilbur Harve and Alma Faye. Harve engaged in farming all his life, working out as a hired hand in his earlier years in Iowa and New Mexico and the marrying and settling in Gerster on his present farm. He loved farming and always worked; the day was never long enough for him. He enjoyed his farm work and some of his favorite pastimes were riding his house looking after his cattle and deer and turkey hunting. He also enjoyed his family, children, and grandchildren and the many nieces and nephews who spent time in his home. Harve was a member of the Gerster Baptist Church. Harve was preceded in death by his mother, father, five sisters, and four brothers. He is survived by his wife of the home, Oleva; his son, Wilbur and wife Anita of Clinton; daughter Alma Elton, and husband Bill of Oscoela; four grandchildren, Stacey, Pam and husband Chester, Jill and Billie Jo; one great-grandchild, Jeremy; and one sister Helen Holmes and husband Carl of Hood River, Oregon. Funeral services were Tuesday, April 21, at 2 p.m. at Gerster Baptist Church with Rev. Thomas Sharp officiating. Music was by Mr. & Mrs. J. A. Hartley with the Gerster Baptist Choir, accompanied by Mrs. Nancy Key. Casketbearers were Edward Burns, Gene Oakes, Alfred Baumgarden, Harold Allen, Norman Shryer, and Ross Allen. Honorary Casketbearers were Alvin Slocum, Bill Elton, and Chester Jones. Burial was in King’s Prairie Cemetery.

SLOSS, Margaret
Appleton City Journal - Supplement, Volume XIV, No. 33, Thursday, 14 March 1894
Aunt Margaret Sloss died at the home of her son, Filmore Sloss, on Sunday afternoon of pneumonia. Mrs. Sloss was about seventy-five years old and has been afflicted with rheumatism for a number of years, yet bore her sufferings without complaint, anxiously watching and waiting for death to free her soul from its prison house of clay that she might join in the loved ones who have passed on before. Her daughter, Mrs. Ellen Bates, of Bentonville, Arkansas, came in Sunday afternoon, but not in time to see her mother alive. The remains will be laid to rest on Tuesday in the Appleton City cemetery.
 


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