Miscellaneous Carroll County, Missouri Obituaries

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MORRISON OBITUARY 

Pinnie Rebecca Morrison was born July 10, 1910, near Taitsville, Missouri, in Ray County.  She departed this life May 27, 1999 at the age of 88 years. 
She was the daughter of James and Ida (McElwee) Butler. 
She was married to Ernest C. Mmorrison on October 5, 1962.  They lived on the farm until his death on March 11, 1990. 
She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Carrollton, Vesta Chapter No. 5, O.E.S., and a charter member of the Daughters of the Union. 
She is survived by two step-daughters, Mrs. Rebecca Burnside and Mrs. Maureen Smith; one step-granddaughter, Mrs. Pamela Kelly; and one step-grandson, Mr. John M. Burnside.  She is also survived by three nieces, Mrs. Ethel Teegarden, Knoxville, Missouri, Mrs. Zelma Kinder, and Mrs. Thelma Knutter, both of Warsaw, Missouri; one nephew, many great-nieces and great- nephews; great-great nieces, great-great-nephews and great-great-great-niece and nephew. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, and a nephew, Estel Butler of Knoxville, Missouri. 
Funeral services were conducted by Reverend Jim West at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, at the Gibson Funeral Home in Carrollton.  Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Carrollton. 

MORAN OBITUARY 

Mary Margaret Butcher Moran, age 78, of Waverly, Missouri, died May 25, 1999, at the Apple Ridge Care Center in Waverly. 
She was born August 22, 1920, in Marshall, Missouri, the daughter of Walter William and Dollie Mae Duncan Butcher.  She attended Waverly schools and worked at the Lake City Arsenal for 25 years. 
She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Waverly. 
On March 28, 1970, she was married to Leonard Moran in Liberty, Missouri.  He survives at the home. 
She is further survived by several cousins. 
She was preceded in death by her parents. 
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M., Friday, May 28, at the Gibson Funeral Home in Waverly.  Burial will be in Waverly Cemetery, Waverly. 
The family suggests contributions to the Waverly Christian Church Youth Group in memory of Mrs. Moran. 

BERNING OBITUARY 

Orville Glen Berning, age 84, of Carrollton, Missouri, died May 25, 1999, at the Vincor Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. 
He was born December 1, 1914, near Norborne, Missouri, the son of Martin and Jeanne Downing Berning.  At the age of three he was given to his grandmother and grandfather, Bill and Anna Berning to be raised.  He began school at Weatherholt School south of Norborne, and graduated from Norborne High School in 1933. 
He worked for the Lacrosse Lumber Company under the supervision of Artie Warren.  After three years, he transferred to Marshall, and worked for a year before enrolling in Missouri Valley College.  He graduated with a degree in Business Administration. 
After graduation he signed up for an Officers' Training Course in the Naval Reserve.  In January, 1942, he was called to Northwestern University in Chicago for Naval Training.  He graduated from the reserve as First Lieutenant and was sent immediately to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, to catch his ship to New Caledonia, where he served as a fuel deliverer for the ships in the area.  He was below the equator for nine months before returning to the states for additional equipment.  He later returned to New Caledonia for another nine months. 
In December of 1943, he had a week's leave at which time he married Mary Irene Thomas.  She preceded him in death on February 4, 1999. 
After the marriage, he joined his ship.  He was transferred from the USS Sabine to the AOG 65 as Navigating Officer.  After seven months he was returned to the States to outfit the AO 25 which was a new attack transport, and when he was finished, he was shipped through the Panama Canal back to Hawaii where ships were gathered for an attack on Nagasaki.  While in route, the atomic bomb was dropped on Heroshima which ended the war.  He had accumulated leave for immediate shipment back to the United States.  He arrived in San Diego and visited his mother for a few days before continuing the trip home on December 1, 1945. 
He then went into business with his father who owned the Martin Berning Insurance Agency which also handled real estate, and prepared income tax returns.  He continued in the business as an income tax specialist until January 1, 1985. 
While in business, Glen belonged to the Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce, Carrollton Country Club, and in 1957, took his degrees into the Shrine and was a member of the Ararat Temple of KC.  He was also a member of the Methodist Church. 
On March 14, 1946, he and his wife had a son, Robert Martin Berning.  He and his wife, Kathy, survive in Marshall, Missouri. 
Other survivors include a half-brother, Wallace Dale Berning, Minot, North Dakota; two half- sisters, Phoebe Ann Shepard, Leawood, Kansas, and Ruth Mary Scott, Chula Vista, California, and a granddaughter, Lori 
Graveside services will be 1:30 P.M., Friday, May 28, at Carroll Memory Gardens, Carrollton, conducted by Reverend Lawrence Holt.  The Carrollton VFW will conduct Military Services. 
Visitation will be from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M., Thursday, with Masonic Services at 8:00 P.M., at the Gibson Funeral Home in Carrollton. 
The family suggests contributions to the American Diabetes Association in memory of Mr. Berning. 

 MAGRUDER OBITUARY 

Elizabeth S. Magruder, age 94, of Carrollton, Missouri, died May 20, 1999, at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton. 
She was born May 5, 1905, in Sanger, Texas, the daughter of Joe and Ada Frances King Forbes.  She attended school in Armstrong, Missouri, and was a seamstress. 
She was a member of the Carrollton First Baptist Church and the Rebekah Lodge. 
On September 5, 1923, she was married to Lemuel B. Magruder in Moberly, Missouri.  He preceded her in death on March 10, 1977. 
Survivors include two daughters, Edna Frances Willis, and Sarah Ellen Basnett, both of Jefferson City, Missouri; a son, James Lemuel Magruder, and his wife, Darla, of Carrollton; fourteen grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, one sister, three brothers, and three grandchildren. 
Graveside services will be 1:30 P.M., Saturday, May 22, 1999, at Carroll Memory Gardens, Carrollton, conducted by Reverend Ron Marsh. 
Visitation will be from 7:00 to 8:30 P.M., Friday, at the Gibson Funeral Home, Carrollton. 
The family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society in memory of Mrs. Magruder. 

BEWERS OBITUARY 

A former Carrollton, Missouri, resident, Pamela Mary Bewers, age 74, died May 10, 1999, at the Denton Nursing/Rehabilitation Center in Denton, Texas. 
She was born September 25, 1924, in London, England, the daughter of Arthur Jack and Mary Stockes Reynolds. 
She was a member of the Carrollton Christian Church. 
She was married to Brian Dudley Bewers.  He preceded her in death on June 22, 1979. 
Survivors include two sons, Geoffrey Bewers and Michael Bewers. 
She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant son. 
Funeral services were conducted by Reverend Joe Barone at 11:00 A.M., Friday, May 14, 1999, at the Gibson Funeral Home in Carrollton. Burial was in Carroll Memory Gardens in Carrollton. 
The family suggests contributions to the Christian Church in memory of Mrs. Bewers.  They may be left at or mailed to the Gibson Funeral Home in Carrollton. 

OBITUARY 

Harold Hugh Mansur, age 71, of the Stet community, died May 11, 1999, at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton. 
He was born May 22, 1927, in Ray County, Missouri, the son of Roy and Mae Kavanaugh Mansur.  He graduated from Stet High School.  A lifelong Carroll County farmer, he also served as the Standard Oil Agent for thirteen years. 
He was a member of the Union Baptist Church of Norborne, Missouri. 
On May 18, 1945, he was married to Jaunita Lois Carr in Kansas City, Missouri.  She survives at the home. 
Other survivors include one son, Mark Mansur, and wife Cheryl, Carrollton; two daughters, Carol Newham, and husband, Bob Ed, Norborne, and Kay LaJoie, Carrollton; one sister, Kathryn Temple, Overland Park, Kansas; one brother, Donald Mansur, Gladstone, Missouri; six grandchildren, Barbara Stiek, Robert Mansur, Mike Newham, Ryan Newham, Jason LaJoie, and Joel LaJoie; three great-grandchildren, Kaleb Newham, Hannah Grace Mansur and Ben Brockway. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Kenneth and Robert Mansur, and a sister, Wilma Lungren. 
Memorial services will be 10:30 A.M., Saturday, May 15, at the Gibson Funeral Home in Carrollton. 
Friends may call at the residence anytime before or after the service. 
The family suggests contributions to Leukemia Research, H.E.L.P. Cancer Services, or Antioch Cemetery in memory of Mr. Mansur. 

HENDERSON OBITUARY 

Robert Ray Henderson, age 63, of Carrollton, Missouri, died May 2, 1999, at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton. 
He was born June 22, 1935, in Carrollton, the son of Robert and Violet Harden Henderson.  He attended Carrollton Grade School and graduated from Carrollton High School.  He served in the US Army Reserves. 
He was manager of Orscheln Farm and Home Supply for 36 years. 
On November 24, 1956, he was married to Jane Conner in the Carrollton First Christian Church.  She preceded him in death on March 29, 1995. 
Survivors include two daughters, Debbie Henderson, Columbia, Missouri, and Dianna Henderson, Kansas City, Missouri; three sons, Phillip Henderson and Mike Henderson, both of Carrollton, and Jeff Henderson, Bogard, Missouri; his mother, Violet Sanders and step-father, Ernest Sanders, Carrollton; two sisters, Bonnie Foster, Columbia, Missouri, and Linda Aschen, St. Charles, Missouri; an uncle, Roy Henderson, Carrollton; and nine grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his father. 
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, May 5, 1999, at the Gibson Funeral Home in Carrollton.  Burial will be in Pleasant Park Cemetery, Carrollton. 
Visitation will be from 7:00 to 8:30 P.M., Tuesday, at the funeral home. 
The family suggests contributions to the Carrollton Christian Church Scholarship Fund or the American Heart Association in memory of Mr. Henderson. 

SHULL OBITUARY 

Joy Shull, age 86, passed away on Tuesday, June 22, 1999, at Grandview Healthcare Center in Washington, Missouri after a lengthy illness.   He was born September 4, 1912, in Tina, Missouri, the eldest son of Elmo and Rhoda Margaret O'Dell Shull.  He attended school in Hale, Missouri and graduated from the Hale High School.  He live in Hale until 1947 when he moved to Carrollton, Missouri, where he resided until entering Grandview Healthcare Center in 1996.  He was married to Opal Vonceil Lyons on November 30, 1933.  He was a member of the First Christian Church of Carrollton. 
Joy had farms in the Hale, Missouri, area his entire life and was a very active livestock dealer, attending community sales in western Missouri on a daily basis.  He also had feeder cattle operations in Kansas and Texas.  He developed a forty acre lake south of Hale that is now operated by the Missouri Conservation Commission known as the Little Compton Fishing Area.  Joy and Opal were named Carroll County's Farm Conservation Family in 1994. 
Survivors include his wife, Opal, who currently resides at the Grandview Healthcare Center; a son, Robert J. Shull and wife, Rosemary, of Goleta, California; a daughter, Carolyn Tatlow, and husband, Lynn, of Villa Ridge, Missouri; two sisters, Mary Lou Griffin, Carrollton, and Maxine Howard, Chillicothe; two brothers, Gayle Shull, Excelsior Springs, Missouri, and Bud Shull, Hale; four grandchildren, Bob Shull, Jr., Amy Shull, Steven Tatlow, and David Tatlow; eight grand-children; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a son, Trenneth Ross Shull, in infancy; a brother, Bill Shull, and a grandson, Rodney J. Shull 
Services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 26, at the Gibson Funeral Home in Carrollton, with the Reverend Joe Barone officiating.  Friends may call at the visitation prior to the service starting at 9:30 A.M.  Burial will follow at the Carroll Memory Gardens in Carrollton. 
The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer's Association in memory of Joy Shull. 

NOWAK OBITUARY 

Sibyl w. Nowak, age 79, of Carrollton, Missouri, died June 20, 1999, at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton. 
She was born November 18, 1919, in LePanto, Arkansas, the daughter of Ralph and Mary Lee Paul Warren.  She attended grade and high school in Springfield, Illinois, and attended the University of Illinois. 
She attended the Methodist Church. 
On March 20, 1964, she was married to Andrew F. Nowak in Dallas, Texas.  He survives at the home. 
Other survivors include a sister, Martha J. Reimer, Carrollton. 
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother. 
Graveside services will be 10:30 A.M., Thursday, at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Carrollton. 
Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Wednesday, at the Gibson Funeral Home in Carrollton. 
The family suggests contributions to the Carrollton Senior Center in memory of Mrs. Nowak. 

NEWMAN OBITUARY 

Cal Newman, age 98, of Carrollton, Missouri, died June 15, 1999, at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton. 
He was born August 10, 1900, the son of Robert L. and Martha Tomlin Newman in Carroll County, Missouri. 
He attended Reynolds Grade School and graduated from Carrollton High School in 1921.  He served in the US Army during World War II. 
He was a member of the Carrollton VFW Post #1773. 
Survivors include a brother, Robert Newman, and several nieces and nephews. 
Graveside services will be conducted by Reverend Bert Hughes at 1:30 P.M., Thursday, at the Powell Cemetery, Carrollton. 
There will be no set visitation.  The body will lie in state Wednesday afternoon and before services time on Thursday at the Gibson Funeral Home in Carrollton. 
The family suggests contributions to the Powell Cemetery in memory of Mr. Newman.  They may be left at or mailed to the Gibson Funeral Home in Carrollton. 

DORNER OBITUARY 

A former Carrollton, Missouri resident, Alvin Gerald (Jerry) Dorner, age 72, died June 11, 1999, at the Simi Valley Hospital in Simi Valley, California. 
He was born October 21, 1926, in Carroll County, Missouri, the son of George Alvin and Evaleen Evans Dorner.  He graduated from Carrollton High School and received his degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia, where he also did graduate work.  He belonged to Phi Beta Pi while there.  He also did graduate work in Ann Arbor, Michigan and at USC. 
He worked for Upjohn Pharmaceutical Company for 45 years where he had worked in several different departments, including research, and retired as District Manager. 
On June 15, 1949, he was married to Diana Jean Bleckner.  She preceded him in death.  He then married Kay A. Carpenter on July 9, 1983.  She survives at the home. 
He was a member of the Bel Air Presbyterian Church. 
Survivors include a son, Gerald Gordon (Gary) Dorner, Woodland Hills, California; his mother, Evaleen Dorner, Carrollton; a granddaughter, Katherine Diana; and a grandson, Wes. 
Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M., Thursday, June 17, at the Gibson Funeral Home in Carrollton, conducted by the Reverend Jim West.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Carrollton. 
Visitation will be from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M., Wednesday, at Gibson Funeral Home. 
The family suggests contributions to the Bel Air Presbyterian Church or the Carrollton United Methodist Church in memory of Mr. Dorner. 

COSTNER OBITUARY 

Clarence Costner, age 87, of Norborne, Missouri, died June 13, 1999, at his home. 
He was born November 3, 1911, near Norborne in Carroll County, Missouri, the son of Philip and Mary Melissa Chrisman Costner.  He attended the Costner School and was a lifelong farmer. 
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Norborne, where he had served as a deacon. 
On August 21, 1938, he was married to Helen Lorene Koontz.  She survives at the home. 
Other survivors include five daughters, Marlyn Martin and Dianne Raw, both of Carrollton; Judy Raw and Rhonda McNelly, both of Norborne, and Betty Newham, Mesa, Arizona; a sister, Mabel Braxdale, Carrollton; fourteen grandchildren; and thirteen grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Floyd and Bernice; and a sister, Viola Rodenberg. 
Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M., Saturday, June 19, at the First Baptist Church in Norborne.  Burial will be in Fairhaven Cemetery in Norborne. 
Visitation will be from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M., Friday, at the Gibson Funeral Home in Norborne. 
The family suggests contributions to the Norborne First Baptist Church in memory of Mr. Costner. 

BECK OBITUARY 

A former Carrollton resident, Mildred Kinder Beck, age 86, died June 5, 1999, at the Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City, Tennessee. 
She was the daughter of Herman and Louise Kracke Kinder.  She was married to Avery A. Beck.  He preceded her in death on February 23, 1988. 
She was a member of the Carrollton United Methodist Church and also a member and past president of the Liberty Extension Club.  After moving to Johnson City ten years ago, she attended Cherokee United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Fellowship Class and Prime Timers. 
Survivors include one daughter, Martha Lea Reese and her husband, Jay; two grandchildren, Jennifer Lea Reese and Jay Garst Reese, all of Johnson City; and several nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Edward, Elmer and Eldon. 
Graveside services were conducted by Reverend Jim West at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, at Carroll Memory Gardens in Carrollton. 
The family suggests contributions to the Cherokee Methodist Church or the Carrollton Methodist Church in memory of Mrs. Beck.  They may be left at or mailed to the Gibson Funeral Home, Carrollton. 

CAREW OBITUARY 

Anna A. Carew, age 101, of Carrollton, Missouri, died June 3, 1999, at the Carrollton Nursing Center. 
She was born August 3, 1897, in the Sugartree area, southeast of Norborne, the daughter of Anthony and Theresa Schmucki Schreiner.  She attended Sugartree Community School. 
She was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Carrollton, the Altar Society and the Legion of Mary. 
On April 28, 1926, she was married to Patrick Carew in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norborne.   He preceded her in death. 
Survivors include two sons, James Carew, Carrollton, and William Carew, Houston, Texas; and two grandchildren, Kerry and Kevin.. 
She was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters. 
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M., Monday, June 7, at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Carrollton, conducted by Reverend Ken Criqui.  Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Carrollton. 
Visitation will be from 7:00 to 7:45 P.M., on Sunday, at the Gibson Funeral Home in Carrollton.  The rosary will begin at 7:45 P.M. 
The family suggests contributions to the St. Mary's Catholic Church or the Carrollton Nursing Center.  They may be left at or mailed to the Gibson Funeral Home in Carrollton.


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