Miscellaneous Carroll County, Missouri Obituaries

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Virginia Ellen Henson, age 77, formerly of Carrollton, Missouri, died November 19, 1998, at the Pioneer Health Center in Marceline, Missouri. 
She was born July 19, 1921, in Carrollton, the daughter of Robert and Mary Elizabeth Ringer Mathis. 
She graduated from Carrollton High School and attended the Baptist Church. 
Survivors include a son, Louis Paxton; a daughter, Cherie Padgett, and her husband, Vernon, of Marceline; and one granddaughter, Teresa Padgett. 
She was preceded in death by her parents. 
Graveside services will be 1:30 P.M., Monday, November 23, 1998, at Carroll Memory Gardens, Carrollton, conducted by Reverend Bert Hughes. 
Visitation will be from 12:30 P.M. to 1:15 P.M., Monday, at the Gibson Funeral Home in Carrollton. 
The family suggests contributions to the charity of your choice in memory of Mrs. Henson. 

GASTON 
William Eugene (Gene) Gaston, age 64, of Bogard, Missouri, died December 30, 1998, at his home. 
He was born January 4, 1934, in Wayne County, Illinois, the son of Alfred and Gertrude Sellers Gaston.  He attended school in Wayne County. 
He worked as a truck driver for Con Agra Foods in Marshall, Missouri.  He served one term as mayor of Bogard and was a volunteer fireman.  He was a member of the Moose Lodge and Lions Club for several years.  He was a Baptist. 
On August 16, 1952, he was married to Helen Hood in Wayne County.  She survives at the home. 
Other survivors include three daughters, Sandra Dunbar, Chillicothe, Illinois, Sharon Laughlin, Deep Run, North Carolina, and Ginny Rodenberg, Bogard; a sister, Janet Shelby, Fairfield, Illinois; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 
He was preceded in death by a son, Charles Eugene Gaston. 
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M., Friday, January 1, 1999, at the Gibson Funeral Home in Carrollton. 
Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Thursday, December 31, 1998, at the funeral home. 
Cremation 

FISCHER 

Henry T. Fischer, age 101, of rural Carrollton, Missouri, died December 22, 1998, at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital. 
He was born September 13, 1897, in Carroll County, Missouri, the son of Andrew and Elizabeth Ganz Fischer.  He attended the Mayview Country School and the Lutheran School. 
He was a farmer. 
He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Carrollton. 
On October 28, 1919, he was married to Cora Christmas in Kansas City, Missouri.  She preceded him in death on August 28, 1976. 
Survivors include a daughter, Kathryn Leakey, Carrollton; four grandchildren and eight-great- grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. 
Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., December 24, 1998, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Carrollton, conducted by Pastor Eric Swyres.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Carrollton. 
Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M., before service time at the church. 
The family suggests contributions to the Lutheran Radio Fund in memory of Mr. Fischer. 
  
HARDWICK 

Virginia Josephine Hardwick, age 76, of Carrollton, died December 21, 1998, at the Carrollton Nursing Center. 
She was born December 21, 1922, in Chillicothe, Missouri, the daughter of Jesse and Jessie Rolls Brouhard.  She attended county schools. 
She operated Hardwick Taxi service for a number of years and retired from the Marshall State School. 
She was a member of the First Christian Church of Carrollton. 
Survivors include two daughters, Josephine Ruth Hardwick and Carolyn Joan Nickolson, both of Carrollton; two sons, Todd Hardwick, Wasila, Alaska, and Bob Hardwick, Odessa, Missouri; three sisters and two brothers, fourteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Jewell Monroe Hardwick, and a step-son, Jewell Gene Hardwick. 
  
DILLEY 

Walter E. Dilley, age 85, of Carrollton, Missouri, died December 19, 1998, at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital. 
He was born October 28, 1913, in Arkinda (Little River) Arkansas.  He grew up in DeWitt and attended schools there and also attended Chillicothe Business College.  He retired as a railway mail clerk with the postal service in Kansas City. 
He was a member of the DeWitt, Kansas City and Carrollton Christian Churches. 
On June 24, 1937, he was married to Elizabeth Jenkins in Moberly, Missouri.  She survives at the home. 
Other survivors include two sisters, Mildred Schultze, San Jose, California, and Freda May Earnshaw, Gardner, Kansas; and several nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers. 
Funeral services were conducted by Reverend Joe Barone at 2:00 P.M., Monday, December 21, 1998, at the Gibson Funeral Home in Carrollton, Missouri.  Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, DeWitt, Missouri. 
The family suggests contributions to the First Christian Church, the American Heart Association or the Diabetes Association in memory of Mr. Dilley.  They may be left at or mailed to the Gibson Funeral Home in Carrollton. 
  
STEVENS 

Harris Thomas (Tom) Stevens, age 86, of Carrollton, Missouri, died December 12, 1998, at the Carrollton Nursing Center. 
He was born April 13, 1912, in Dalton, Missouri, the son of Charles C. and Mary Coleman Stevens.  He attended the Walnut Grove Schools at Wakenda and Dalton, Missouri. 
He was a rigger and iron worker for several construction companies. 
He was a member of the Carrollton Church of Christ. 
He was first married to Treva Lucinda Stebbins.  She preceded him in death in 1979. 
In December of 1979, he was married to Angie Lautenschlager.  She survives at the home. 
Other survivors include a daughter, Gwendolyn Greenwald, Greenville, South Carolina; a step- daughter, Iona Phillips, Fulton, New York; a sister, Trosy Steed, El Dorado, Kansas; seven grandchildren, one great-grandson. 
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M.,  Wednesday, December 16, 1998, at the Gibson Funeral Home in Carrollton, Missouri, conducted by Evangelist William Hensley.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Carrollton. 
Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. until service time on Wednesday at the funeral home. 
The family suggests contributions to the Carrollton Church of Christ in memory of Mr. Stevens. 
  
STORM 

Bosworth, Missouri resident, 84 year old, Dorothy Catherine Storm, passed away Friday, Dec A ember 11, 1998, at the Life Care Center, Brookfield, Missouri. 
Dorothy was born August 4, 1914 in Carroll County, Missouri; the daughter of Elmer and Sarah Bell Wooden Watts.  She attended rural school and retired from Banquet Foods. 
On November 27, 1931 she was married to Leslie G. Storm in Keytesville, Missouri; he survives at the home. 
She will be remembered for her many loving acts: she would prepare large Thanksgiving Dinners and deliver them to the shut-ins in Bosworth, she was excellent about caring for family and loved ones in and near Bosworth including L.G.'s sisters and sisters-in-law, and she was well liked by the children in the neighborhood furnishing them with cookies, candy, and softdrinks. 
Survivors include several nieces, nephews, and cousins. 
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Leslie Gallatin (Brownie) Storm, Jr., five brothers, Ernest Andrew, Wilbur Franklin, Ralph Hampton, Harold LeRoy, and Elmer Gordon; and two sisters, Lois Ellen Cain and Maza Maud Davis. 
Funeral services were held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, December 14, 1998 by the Reverend Lanny Lybarger at the Gibson Funeral Home in Bosworth, Missouri.  Burial was in the Wharton Cemetery, Bosworth, Missouri. 
The family suggests contributions to the Wharton Cemetery in memory of Mrs. Storm and they may be mailed to or left at the Gibson Funeral Home, 201 South Main, Carrollton, MO 64633 . 

WILSON  

William Girvan Wilson, age 63, of rural Carrollton, Missouri, died December 5, 1998, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. 
He was born November 26, 1935, in Ayr, Scotland, the son of William Sharp and Jean Girvan Wilson.  He graduated from San Pedro California High School and Los Angeles Harbor College with an Associate Degree.  He served in the U S Army during the Korean Conflict. 
He immigrated to the United States at age 17 and worked as a senior planning technician with the Southern California Gas Company.  He was also a published writer and artist. 
He was a Baptist and a member of the BPOE.  He held various offices in the San Pedro Bobby Sox Softball League. 
On January 1, 1960, he was married to Patsy Ann Stewart in San Pedro.  She survives at the home. 
Other survivors include two daughters, Ginger Kay Hughes and Lori Ann Wilson, both of Marshall, Missouri; two brothers, Daniel Wilson, Paw-Paw, Michigan, and Stuart Wilson, San Pedro, one granddaughter, Jennifer Lynn Hughes, and several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. 
He was preceded in death by his parents. 
Cremation. 
  
Manning 

Jack M. Manning, age 73, formerly of Carrollton, Missouri, died December 3, 1998, at his home in Lakewood, Colorado. 
He was born August 28, 1925, in Carrollton, the son of Clay M. and Ethel L. Bargold Manning.  He attended schools in Carrollton and served in the US Army.  He was a farmer. 
Survivors include two daughters, Kellie Montoya, Denver, Colorado, and Misty Bishop, Mountain View, Colorado; one sister, Pauline Fleming, Sun City West, Arizona; and three grandchildren, Jaclyn, Loren and Calvin. 
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, December 8, 1998, at the Gibson Funeral Home in Carrollton, conducted by Reverend Jim West.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Carrollton. 
The family suggests contributions to the American Diabetes Association in memory of Mr. Manning. 

Layton 

Mary Frances Layton, 81, of Waverly, Missouri, went to meet her Lord and Savior on Sunday evening, November 29, 1998, at Lafayette Regional Hospital in Lexington, Missouri. 
She was born in Waverly on December 14, 1916, to Susan Alice Lynn Tomlin and George A. Tomlin, Sr.  She attended Waverly schools and married Charles J. Layton, Sr. in Carrollton, Missouri, on December 31, 1932. 
She was employed at Dunhill Shirt Company in Lexington and Lake City Arsenal.  In later years years she owned and operated Tri-County Produce in Waverly with her husband, Charles until their retirement. 
She was the oldest living member of the Waverly Assembly of God Church of which she and her husband were founding members. 
She is survived by three sons, Charles J. Layton, Jr., Lexington, George F. Layton and William J. Layton, both of Waverly; three daughters, Mary J. Bollmeyer, Lexington, Anna M. Grinder, Waverly, and Alice M. Leasure, Kirksville, Missouri; sixteen grandchildren and sixteen great- grandchildren, and two sisters-in-law, Mary E. Layton and Laverne Layton Fairburg, both of Lexington. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, George Tomlin, Jr. in 1983, and her husband, Charles J. (Tex) Layton, Sr. in 1989. 
She touched the lives of all that knew her with her unfailing love, her beautiful spirit, her generous nature, her compassionate and caring attitude towards everyone, her love for her family and friends and her Lord.  She will be sadly missed by everyone. 
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M., Thursday, December 3. 1998, at the First Assembly of God Church in Waverly, with Reverend Jason Sorgenfrei officiating.  Burial will be in Waverly Cemetery, Waverly. 
Visitation will be from 7:00 to 8:30 P.M., Wednesday at the Gibson Funeral Home in Waverly. 
The family suggests contributions to the Charity of Your Choice in memory of Mrs. Layton. 

KING 
Mark I. King, age 93, of Carrollton, Missouri, died January 30, 1999, at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital. 
He was born May 19, 1905, in Parsons, Kansas, the son of Charles Paul and Mary Belle O'Farrell King.  He attended school in Parsons. 
He worked in the automotive business, in the certified milk business and as a certified milk processor.  He worked for ten years for Carrollton Township as the maintainer operator and truck driver before retiring in 1967. 
He was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church, near Carrollton. 
On November 23, 1932, he was married to Elvina Kitson in Carrollton.  She survives at the home. 
Other survivors include five sons, Charles King, Frederick, Maryland, Paul King, Carrollton, Wayne King, Kansas City, Missouri, Donald King and Kenneth King, both of Carrollton; three daughters, Rosemary Baldwin, Oak Grove, Missouri, Darlene King Albrecht, Carrollton, and Janet King Pinion, St. Joseph, Missouri; one sister, Cecile Murray, Aurora, Colorado; 23 grandchildren; and sixteen great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by three sons, Billy Dale, David Eugene and John Isaac King, two brothers; five sisters and one grandchild. 
Funeral services will be 1:30 P.M., Tuesday, February 2, 1999, at the Gibson Funeral Home in Carrollton, conducted by Reverend Ron Marsh.  Burial will be in Carroll Memory Gardens, Carrollton. 
The family suggests contributions to the First Baptist Church in memory of Mr. King. 
  
WALDEN 
Thomas Allen Walden, Sr. age 65, of Carrollton, Missouri, died January 23, 1999, at the Ellis Fischel Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. 
He was born April 14, 1933, in Miami Station, Missouri, the son of Thomas Gideon and Myrtle 
Rader Walden.  He attended Wakenda School. 
He worked at Stanford Laundry and Just-Rite Dairy.  He owned and operated  Tom's Candy 
Route, Walden's Cafe, Golden Cone, T.J.'s on the Square Restaurant and Walden's Restaurant in Cherryvale, Kansas. 
He had served on the Carrollton City Council, the Police Board and the Wastewater Board. 
He was a member of the First Christian Church of Carrollton, a member of the Wakanda Lodge #52 AF&AM, where he was a Past Master, and  a former member of the OES and True Kindred. 
He was first married to Marie Jane West on August 7, 1951 in Henrietta, Missouri.  She preceded him in death on May 14, 1984.  He was then married to Josephine McGee Wheeler on July 3, 1985 in the RLDS Church in Carrollton.  She survives at the home. 
Other survivors include three sons, Allen Walden and wife, DeLynn, Kingwood, Texas; Steve Walden, and Kevin Walden and wife Linda, all of Carrollton; seven sisters, Donna Ware, Lexington, Missouri, Joan Dobbins, Napoleon, Missouri, Sandra Standley, Phoenix, Arizona, Dixie Madison, Salem, Oregon, Audrey Wohlgemuth, Carrollton, Gayle Ketron, Excelsior Springs, Missouri, and Debbie Todd, Phoenix, Arizona; one brother, Ivan Walden, Excelsior Springs; five step-sons, Joe Wheeler, Carrollton, Danny Lee Wheeler, Hooks, Texas, Larry Wheeler, Warrensburg, Missouri, Steve Wheeler, Plattsburg, Missouri, and Rick Wheeler, Carrollton; and one step-daughter, Gloria Mitchel, Warrensburg; six grandchildren, Nicole and Justin Walden, Kingwood, Texas, Nellie and Abbie Walden, Lee's Summit, Missouri, and Michael and Kayla Carter, Carrollton; twelve step-grandchildren; and several step-great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by a sister, Voncelli England and his parents. 
Funeral services will be 1:30 P.M., Tuesday, January 26, 1999, at the Gibson Funeral Home in Carrollton, conducted by Reverend Lanny Lybarger.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Carrollton. 
The family suggests contributions to the Wakanda Lodge Masonic Scholarship Fund in memory of Mr. Walden. 

Thomas Allen Walden, Sr. age 65, of Carrollton, Missouri, died January 23, 1999, at the Ellis Fischel Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. 
He was born April 14, 1933, in Miami Station, Missouri, the son of Thomas Gideon and Myrtle 
Rader Walden.  He attended Wakenda School. 
He worked at Stanford Laundry and Just-Rite Dairy.  He owned and operated  Tom's Candy 
Route, Walden's Cafe, Golden Cone, T.J.'s on the Square Restaurant and Walden's Restaurant in Cherryvale, Kansas. 
He had served on the Carrollton City Council, the Police Board and the Wastewater Board. 
He was a member of the First Christian Church of Carrollton, a member of the Wakanda Lodge #52 AF&AM, where he was a Past Master, and  a former member of the OES and True Kindred. 
He was first married to Marie Jane West on August 7, 1951 in Henrietta, Missouri.  She preceded him in death on May 14, 1984.  He was then married to Josephine McGee Wheeler on July 3, 1985 in the RLDS Church in Carrollton.  She survives at the home. 
Other survivors include three sons, Allen Walden and wife, DeLynn, Kingwood, Texas; Steve Walden, and Kevin Walden and wife Linda, all of Carrollton; seven sisters, Donna Ware, Lexington, Missouri, Joan Dobbins, Napoleon, Missouri, Sandra Standley, Phoenix, Arizona, Dixie Madison, Salem, Oregon, Audrey Wohlgemuth, Carrollton, Gayle Ketron, Excelsior Springs, Missouri, and Debbie Todd, Phoenix, Arizona; one brother, Ivan Walden, Excelsior Springs; five step-sons, Joe Wheeler, Carrollton, Danny Lee Wheeler, Hooks, Texas, Larry Wheeler, Warrensburg, Missouri, Steve Wheeler, Plattsburg, Missouri, and Rick Wheeler, Carrollton; and one step-daughter, Gloria Mitchel, Warrensburg; six grandchildren, Nicole and Justin Walden, Kingwood, Texas, Nellie and Abbie Walden, Lee's Summit, Missouri, and Michael and Kayla Carter, Carrollton; twelve step-grandchildren; and several step-great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by a sister, Voncelli England and his parents. 
Funeral services will be 1:30 P.M., Tuesday, January 26, 1999, at the Gibson Funeral Home in Carrollton, conducted by Reverend Lanny Lybarger.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Carrollton. 
The family suggests contributions to the Wakanda Lodge Masonic Scholarship Fund in memory of Mr. Walden. 


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