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Marie E. Barnes
Sept. 12, 1911 - Feb. 14, 2001
Marie E. Barnes, 89, Osceola, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, at Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. She was a lifelong area resident and a member of the Osceola Christian Church. Mrs. Barnes is survived by her son, Charles Barnes, Harrisonville; a daughter, Julia Lee Scott, Sedalia; four half brothers, Lynn Rodabaugh, Deepwater, Tom Rodabaugh, Osceola, Dennis Rodabaugh, Hastings, Fla., and Gene Rodabaugh, Plattsmouth, Neb.; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Honorary casketbearers were Dan Fischer, Curt Gillam, Adam Ferguson, Christopher Barnes, Jonathan Barnes, Brad Basnight and Jeremy Basnight. Casketbearers were grandsons, Patrick Ferguson, Kent Ferguson, Shawn Barnes, Dwayne Barnes, Neal Barnes and Harry Basnight. Services were Sunday, Feb. 18, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel with the Rev. Dale Felder officiating. Music was provided by the Bear Creek Bluegrass Gospel Group and Gail Ingle. Burial was in the Osceola Cemetery under the arrangements of Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.

Todd Alan Bayless
July 5, 1962 - Feb. 16, 2001
Todd Alan Bayless, 38, Kansas City, died Friday, Feb. 16, at the North Kansas City Hospital. He was born July 5, 1962, in Shenandoah, Iowa, the son of Alan L. "Skip" and Karen L. (Williamson) Bayless. Mr. Bayless was employed in Atlanta, Ga., by Worldspan, as a computer programmer/Web page maker prior to moving to Kansas City last September. He was preceded in death by his mother, Karen Bayless. Surviving are his father, Skip Bayless, Harrisonville; a brother, Timothy D. Bayless, Kansas City; a sister, Lundie RenŽ Bayless, Lee's Summit. Cremation. Arrangements were under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home in Parkville. Interment will be at a later date in Iowa. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Handicapped Children Playground, c/o Kevin McFarland, 321 Larkspur Turn, Peachtree City, GA 30269.

Raymond K. Brooks
Raymond K. Brooks, 88, Archie, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, at his home. Visitation was from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Atkinson Chapel in Adrian. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 23, at the Atkinson Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Adrian. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bates County Memorial Hospital Hospice. A complete obituary will be published in next week's Democrat-Missourian.

Betty Ruth Cockrell
April 24, 1926 - Feb. 18, 2001
Betty Ruth Cockrell, 74, Grandview, died Sunday, Feb. 18, at Saint Joseph Health Center, Kansas City. She was born April 24, 1926, in Anaconda, Mont., the daughter of Tony and Elsie (Bailey) James. March 2, 1967, she married Chester Lee Cockrell in Reno, Nev. Mrs. Cockrell graduated from high school in Monroe, Mich. She was a police officer in Anchorage, Alaska, for 13 years and was a state champion trapshooter in Alaska and Michigan. She had lived in Grandview for the past 27 years. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Cockrell was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Chester Cockrell, March 19, 1999; and four brothers. Surviving are two sons, James Cockrell, Grandview, and Don Howard, Lake Tahoe, Nev.; a brother, Don Bailey, Bethel, Ark.; and two sisters, Pat Baskett, Port Saint Lucie, Fla., and Joan Haug, Anchorage. The honorary casketbearer was Colin Mossman. Casketbearers were Earl Cockrell, Todd Hanifl, Mike Murphy and Jeff Chapman. Services were Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville, with Father Martin of the Saint Joseph Health Center, Kansas City, officiating. Burial was in the Freeman Cemetery under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville. Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Joseph Health Center Foundation.

Orlie Franklin Kenagy
Dec. 14, 1921 - Feb. 15, 2001
Orlie Franklin Kenagy, 79, Garden City, died Thursday, Feb. 15, at Cass Medical Center, Harrisonville. He was born Dec. 14, 1921, near Garden City, the son of Urvin Allen and Bertha Maude (Gross) Kenagy. July 12, 1942, he married Lois Dorthea Harder in Cherry Box. Mr. Kenagy was employed as a truck driver for Buerge Brothers Elevator, Harrisonville, until 1971. Later, he was employed at Morrow Lumber Company in Peculiar, until 1982 and as a school bus driver for Cass R-VIII School District until his retirement. He was a member of Sycamore Grove Mennonite Church, near Garden City. He was a lifelong area resident of Garden City. Mr. Kenagy was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lois Kenagy, Jan. 27, 1998; a son, Everett Dale Kenagy, May 22, 1996; a daughter, Treva Marie Darling, March 9, 1992; three brothers, Charles Kenagy, Harlie Kenagy and Arthur Kenagy; three sisters, Geneva Siegenthaler, May Barber and Gladys Williams. Surviving are two sons, Verlin D. Kenagy, Midwest City, Okla., and Delbert Kenagy, Garden City; a daughter, Twila M. Fieker, Highland, Ill.; a sister, Edna Detwiler, Kirksville; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Honorary casketbearers were Clayton M. Knepp and Walter Yoder. Casketbearers were Dan Fieker, Jason Fieker, Jimmy Kenagy, Michael Kenagy, Clayton Knepp Jr. and Ken Poisal. Services were Monday, Feb. 19, at Sycamore Grove Mennonite Church near Garden City with the Rev. Kenneth Steckly and Mike Bates officiating. Music was provided by Rufus Kenagy, Stanley Schrock, Calvin Yoder and Willard Yoder. Burial was in the Clearfork Cemetery near Garden City under the direction of the dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

Betty Jewell McEntire
Oct. 20, 1928 - Feb. 14, 2001
Betty Jewell McEntire, 72, Harrisonville, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, at Camden Health Care Center, Harrisonville. She was born Oct. 20, 1928, in Gilman City, the daughter of Truman Austin and Daisy Dolleta (Severe) Claypool. Sept. 15, 1947, she married David McEntire in Pittsburg, Kan. Mrs. McEntire was a homemaker. She was a member of the Rose Hill Baptist Church, Latour. She had lived in Garden City before moving to Harrisonville. Preceding her in death were her parents; a son, J.D. McEntire; a granddaughter, Rebecca McEntire; a brother, Donald Claypool; and a sister, Shirley Wheeldon. Surviving are her husband, David McEntire, a son, Michael W. McEntire, both of Garden City; three daughters, Sharon Hampton, Garden City, Rose A. Reitz, Clinton, and Ruth Ann Wiltz, Urich; a sister, Rosalee Gash, Harrisonville; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Casketbearers were Robert Greenwood, Richard Leuty, Tom Leuty, Tommy Dean Leuty, Richard Reitz, Andy Wheeldon and Danny Wiltz. Services were Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, with the Rev. Clifford Woolery officiating. Burial was in the Dayton Cemetery near Garden City under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Twin Lakes Hospice, Clinton.

Bertha Ann Nichols
July 8, 1910 - Feb. 17, 2001
Bertha Ann Nichols, 90, Parsons, Kan., formerly of Archie, died Saturday, Feb. 17, in Parsons. She was born July 8, 1910, in Stanley County, Aberdeen, N.C., the daughter of Debbie Lee and Flora Ann (Austin) Moss. She worked in the cotton fields as a young person. In 1927, she married Samuel Robert Nicoll. Mrs. Nichols moved to Kansas City in 1935 to live with Samuel's family. She was employed at the Nelly Don Garment Factory in Kansas City. Later, she moved to a farm west of Archie. In 1948, she married Clarence P. Nichols. They worked the family farm south of Archie until they retired and moved to Archie in 1970. Mrs. Nichols was a member of the First Christian Church in Adrian and the Optimist Club in Archie. She moved to Parsons in 1995. Mrs. Nichols was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence P. Nichols in 1979. Surviving are five sons, Robert Samuel Nicoll, Oak Grove, Richard Austin Nicoll, Independence, David Lee Nicoll, Parsons, Clarence Daniel "Danny" Nichols, St. Joseph, and James Winfred Nichols, Harrisonville; eight brothers and sisters in North Carolina; 13 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren. Casketbearers were Scott Nicoll, Steve Nicoll, Terry Nicoll, John Nicoll, Chris Nichols and David Doren. Services were Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Atkinson Chapel, Archie, with the Rev. Paul Burhart of the Adrian Christian Church officiating. Phyllis Alexander and Shirley Dobson were the vocalists with Nadine Lethcho on the piano. Burial was in the Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Archie.

Rolla Alfred Rushly
March 25, 1908 - Feb. 13, 2001
Rolla Alfred Rushly, 92, Harrisonville, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the home of his son near Harrisonville. He was born March 25, 1908, near Medford, the son of Christian W. and Susie Anna (Raber) Rushly. Nov. 1, 1936, he married May King in Kansas City, Kan. Mr. Rushly was a farmer and stockman until his retirement. He was a member of the Sycamore Grove Mennonite Church near Garden City. He was a former school board member for the Lone Elm Rural School near Harrisonville and a member of the Farm Bureau. Mr. Rushly had lived in the Harrisonville area since 1941. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Barbara Yoder; a granddaughter, Rachel Pullen; and a brother, Ralph Rushly. Surviving are his wife, May Rushly, of the home; a son, Ron Rushly, Harrisonville; a brother, Lawrence Rushly, Harrisonville; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Casketbearers were Benjamin Rushly, Chris Rushly, Jonathan Rushly, Joseph Rushly, Levi Rushly, Mahlon Rushly, Noah Rushly, Phillip Rushly, Raymond Rushly and Brian Yoder. Services were Friday, Feb. 16, at the Sycamore Grove Mennonite Church near Garden City with the Rev. Kenneth Steckly and Mike Bates officiating. Burial was in the Clearfork Cemetery near Garden City under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City.

D'Ann Leslie Shull
D'Ann Leslie Shull, 43, Kingsville, died Monday, Feb. 19, at her parents home near Kingsville. Visitation was from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville. Services will be at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 23, at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville. Burial will be in the Kingsville Cemetery under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Children's Scholarship Fund and may be left at the funeral home or mailed to P.O. Box 13, Kingsville, MO 64061. A complete obituary will be published in next week's Democrat-Missourian.

Ardeth Larie Thomas
April 22, 1940 - Feb. 17, 2001
Ardeth Larie Thomas, 60, Freeman, died Saturday, Feb. 17, at her home. She was born April 22, 1940, in Drexel, the daughter of Chester R. and Vena Lettie (Flanary) Shipley. She was a lifelong Cass County resident and was a 1958 graduate of Drexel High School. April 25, 1959, she married Teddy R. Thomas. Mrs. Thomas was a 30 year member and treasurer of the Freeman Baptist Church, she served on the Cass-Midway School Board from 1983 to 1996 and was a member of the Domestic Dames and the Freeman Community Club. She was preceded in death by her parents; and an infant daughter, Brenda Jean. Surviving are her husband, Ted Thomas, of the home; two sons, Kent Thomas, Archie, and Greg Thomas, Drexel; two brothers, Norris Shipley and Martin Shipley, both of Drexel; two sisters, Arlene Hill, Drexel, and Joyce Champlin, Amsterdam; her stepmother, Freda Shipley, Drexel; a brother-in-law, Bill Thomas, Harrisonville; and three grandchildren. Casketbearers were Tim Hill, Russell Fisher, Keith Thomas, Kevin Thomas, Alan Champlin and Jason Champlin. Services were Monday, Feb. 19, at the Freeman Baptist Church with the Rev. Denney Rives and the Rev. Darrell Parks officiating. Larry Cantrell was the soloist with Earlene Davis as pianist. Burial was in the Sharon Cemetery, Drexel, under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or the Freeman Baptist Church.

Carl Eugene Zimmerman
Carl Eugene Zimmerman, 65, Osceola, formerly of Cass County, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, at his home. Funeral services are pending at the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

Virginia May Bauer
May 10, 1919 - March 30, 2001
Virginia May Bauer, 81, Golden, died Friday, March 30, at her home. She was born May 10, 1919, in Sycamore, Ill., the daughter of Harry and Anna (Nord) Cornwall. On Aug. 5, 1938, in Sycamore, Ill., she was united in marriage to Cyril O. Bauer, who survives. She is also survived by three sons; Michael Bauer, Cushing, Wis., Stephen Bauer, Baldwin City, Kan., and Thomas Bauer, Gladewater, Texas; three daughters, Laurie Todd, St. Joseph, Susan Thorup, Overland Park, Kan., and Mary Kay Dandurand, Warrensburg; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Helen Nelson, Port Angeles, Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Maurice Cornwall; and a daughter-in-law, Patty Bauer. Virginia was a wife, mother and homemaker. Mrs. Bauer always enjoyed the holidays, especially Christmas. She would bake, sew and decorate to make it a special time for family and friends. She loved to entertain, pancake breakfasts, bridge parties and airing of the quilts. At one time, Virginia and her sister, Helen, operated a small business in Sycamore, Ill., The Doll Shop. They sold and repaired dolls and sewed handmade doll clothes. Virginia loved to bake, especially yeast breads and is well-known for her Sweet Petals coffee cake. Quilting had been a passion for her the last several years. She made certain that all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren have received at least one of her handmade quilts (even quilts for the great-grandbabies due this year). She was a loyal Chiefs, Royals and Lady Bears fan. She loved to travel the USA. She always enjoyed a good bridge game. She was an active member and past president of Holy Family Church Ladies Guild. She was a member and past president of Ozark Country Quilters. She had been involved in 4-H, square dancing and Garden Club. Always most important to Virginia was her family. She loved to have her family around her. There are many wonderful memories to be grateful for. She will be greatly missed. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church where a Funeral Mass was conducted at Tuesday, April 3, 2001, under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Burial was in Viney Creek Cemetery, Golden. The family received friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Monday with Rosary Services at 7:00 p.m. in Williamson Funeral Home, Shell Knob, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made in Virginia's memory to Holy Family Church for new pews.

Harry Cecil Holaday Jr.
Oct. 6, 1916 - March 23, 2001
Harry Cecil Holaday Jr., 84, Tacoma, Wash., formerly of Harrisonville, died Friday, March 23, at the Tacoma Lutheran Nursing Home, Tacoma. He was born Oct. 6, 1916, in Deerfield, the son of Harry Cecil and Ruth Ann (Stanley) Holaday. Mr. Holaday lived and went to school in Appleton City, until he entered the military. He was a veteran of World War II. Sept. 6, 1939, he married Bernice M. Cummins in Garden City. He lived and worked in Harrisonville until 1959 when he moved his family to California where he worked for Shell Oil Company for 20 years. Upon his retirement in 1979, he moved back to Harrisonville. In 1990 he moved to Washington where he lived until his death. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Harrisonville. Mr. Holaday was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Bernice Holaday, in 1999; a brother, Gene Holaday; and a sister, Florence Parisean. Surviving are a son, James R. Holaday, Tacoma; three daughters, Sandra K. Collings, Harrisonville; Diana S. Mills and Ruth A. King, both of Tacoma; nine grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren. A memorial services will be held at a later date. Cremation. Arrangements were under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

Grover Lee Karg
Oct. 25, 1919 - March 30, 2001
Grover Lee Karg, 81, Harrisonville, died Friday, March 30, at his home. He was born Oct. 25, 1919, near Pleasant Hill, the son of Harry Albert and Ruby E. (Hough) Karg. March 14, 1942, he married Doneta Virginia Riggs in Harrisonville. Mr. Karg was employed as a forklift operator for Anaconda-Ericsson Company, Harrisonville, until his retirement April 30, 1982. Earlier he was employed at the power plant in Harrisonville. He had lived in the Harrisonville area since 1925. He was a member of the Communications Workers of America Local #6360, the First Baptist Church and senior citizens, both of Harrisonville. Mr. Karg was preceded in death by his parents. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Doneta Karg, of the home; a son, Harry L. Karg, Archie; a daughter, Donna Karg, Harrisonville; three sisters, Dorothy Worthley and Mary McFerron, both of Harrisonville, and Bessie Justice, Pikeville, Ky.; three grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Honorary casketbearers were Gene Baier, Homer Bills, Terry Cameron, DeWayne Karg, Harry D. Riggs and Lee Stevens. Casketbearers were Eddie Anderson, Jim Burton, Darrell Leavell, Ed W. Pulliam; Kent Reeves and Larry Schuster. Services were Tuesday, April 3, at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, with the Rev. Charles Sutton officiating. Ed W. Pulliam was the soloist. Burial was in the Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Kansas City Hospice.

Florence Olive Marrs
Oct. 27, 1897 - March 28, 2001
Florence Olive Marrs, 103, Harrisonville, died Wednesday, March 28, at Crown Care Center, Harrisonville. She was born Oct. 27, 1897, in Coffeyville, Kan., the daughter of Thomas and Clara (Smith) Reynolds. Dec. 31, 1913, she married Charles C. Marrs. Mrs. Marrs was a lifelong Freeman resident. She was a restaurant cook. She was a member of the Harrisonville Nazarene Church and the Eastern Star. Mrs. Marrs was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles Marrs; four sons, three in infancy and Thomas A. Marrs, in November 1973; a grandson, Larry Marrs, July 13, 2000; a grandson-in-law, Ronald Bray; a granddaughter-in-law, Carol Marrs; and a great-granddaughters. Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Doris Marrs, Freeman; three grandchildren;10 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Honorary casketbearers were Tammy Marrs, Angie Marrs, Holli Marrs, Misty Shartz, Lori Mattingly, Linda Patterson and Kacee McCuiston. Casketbearers were Mike Marrs, Charles Marrs, Marla Bray, Tommy Bray, Mark Marrs and Brandin McCuiston. Services were Saturday, March 31, at the Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville, with the Rev. Matthew Marrs, Northland Baptist Church, Kansas City, and the Rev. Steve Estep of the Church of the Nazarene, Harrisonville, officiating. Kerry Marrs was the soloist with Janet Allbaugh as the pianist. Burial was in the Freeman Cemetery under the arrangements of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kansas City Hospice.

Andy Bob Matthew
April 14, 1936 - March 26, 2001
Andy Bob Matthew, 64, Harrisonville, died Monday, March 26, at Saint Luke's Hospital, Kansas City. He was born April 14, 1936, in Harrisonville, the son of Andrew Ballard and Martha May (Davis) Matthew. June 29, 1958, he married Lelah Mae Neill in Louisburg, Kan. Mr. Matthew was employed as a tool and die maker for AlliedSignal, Olathe, Kan., until his retirement in 1992. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of Hurley Lee Spicer Post #42 of the American Legion, Harrisonville. Mr. Matthew was a lifelong Harrisonville resident. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Lelah Mae Matthew, Jan. 1, 1990. Surviving are a son, Randy R. Matthew, Harrisonville; two daughters, Candy M. Fairbanks, Harrisonville, and Ruth Anne Matthew, LeeÕs Summit; two stepbrothers, Charles Sherwood and Bill Sherwood; two grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; and longtime friend, Dorothy Schnorf, Harrisonville. Services were Thursday, March 29, at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, with the Rev. Mervin F. Roberts officiating. Soloists were Linda Bogart and Mike Ford. Honorary casketbearers were Mike Ford, Ronnie Helt, Wilfred Helt, Harold Mathes, Bobby Joe Sebree and Charles Sherwood. Casketbearers were Clyde E. Fairbanks, Shannon Mathes, Timmy Mathes, Gene McGirl, Steve Rhodes and Jimmy Sebree. Cremation. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Association for the Blind and the American Diabetes Association. Arrangements were under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

Melva A. Thomas
Feb. 15, 1916 - April 1, 2001
Former publisher of the Drexel Star, Melva A. Thomas, 85, died Sunday, April 1, at Cass Medical Center, Harrisonville. She was born Feb. 15, 1916, in Sacramento, Calif., the daughter of Edwin Larkin and Mary Adeline (White) Tobin. November 27, 1935, she married Clyde W. Thomas in Independence. They moved to Drexel in 1954 and took over the almost defunct newspaper. Mrs. Thomas was involved in the PTA, Lions Club Auxiliary, Baptist Church Women's Circle and many other civic and community projects. She was also a charter member of the Cass Medical Center Ladies Auxiliary and was a longtime member of the Cass County Democrat Central Committee. Due to illness in 1979, the Drexel Star, was sold to her son and daughter-in-law, Pat and Trudy Thomas. She had lived in Sacramento, Calif., the Kansas City/Independence area. She grew up in the northeast section of Kansas City and graduated from Northeast High School in 1934. She moved to Drexel in 1954. While living in Independence Mrs. Thomas worked for Montgomery WardÕs main store at Belmont and St. John. She was an active member of the Maywood Baptist Church. After moving to Drexel She became a member of the First Baptist Church. Mrs. Thomas moved to Crown Care Center in Harrisonville in July 2000. Mrs. Thomas was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 52 years, Clyde W. Thomas, in 1988; three brothers, Clyde Richard Tobin, who was lost in World War II, H. Isaac Tobin, 1990; and Raymond Edwin Tobin, 1995. Surviving are two daughters, Mary Kathleen Wise, Freeman, and Sherrill Lorraine Stalnaker, Lubbock, Texas; a son, William Patrick Thomas, Drexel; a brother, Jack O'Leary Tobin, Independence; nine grandchildren; three stepgrandsons; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services were Thursday, April 5, at Runyan's Chapel in Drexel. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Cass Medical Center Foundation or senior citizens meals program of Drexel.

Albertine Whitten
Albertine Whitten, 93, Harrisonville, formerly of Peculiar, died Tuesday, April 3, at Crown Care Center, Harrisonville. Visitation was from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville. Services were at 10 a.m. today, April 6, at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville with burial in the Peculiar Cemetery. The family suggests contributions be made to the Crossroads Hospice of Kansas City and may be left at the Dickey Funeral Home. A complete obituary will be in next week's edition of the Democrat-Missourian.

Paul James Winters
April 9, 1933 - March 31, 2001
Paul James Winters, 67, Riverside, died Saturday, March 31, at North Kansas City Hospital. He was born April 9, 1933, at Tuscumbia, the son of Charley Alrece and Belva Olevia (Williams) Winters. Dec. 27, 1971, he married Gloria Driver in Liberty. Mr. Winter moved to this area in the 1950s. Mr. Winters graduated from Eugene High School. He had worked at the Ford Claycomo Plant prior to his retirement 18 years ago. Surviving are his wife, Gloria Winters, of the home; a son, Gary Ray Winters, Richmond; a daughter, Cassandra Whitmore, Kansas City; a brother, Billy Gene Winters, Archie; four sisters, Naomi Davis, Kansas City, Kan., Dona Greiner, Shawnee, Mission, Kan., Bonnie Wyrick, Linwood, Kan., and Eunice McClaine, Bowling Green, Ky.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Casketbearers were Cory Whitmore, Gary Adam Winters, T.J. Surgeon, Tim Surgeon, Danny Van Der Bom, Marcus Santoyo, Gregory Greiner and Matthew Greiner. Services were Wednesday, April 4, at the Stanley & Son Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with the Rev. D. Kent Deubner officiating. Burial was in the Staley Mound Cemetery under the direction of the Stanley & Son Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Donnetta Ruth Yates
May 20, 1971 - March 25, 2001
Donnetta Ruth Yates, 29, Archie, died Sunday, March 25, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. She was born May 20, 1971, in Kansas City, the daughter of Roy Dale and Barbara Reed Yates. Ms. Yates grew up in Adrian where she graduated from high school in 1990. She was active in 4-H, attended church camps and held offices in FFA. Her freshman year of college was spent in Sweden, chosen as one of three nationwide by the National FFA. She graduated from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg with a degree in photography and anthropology. The further pursue her anthropology career, she traveled to China. Ms. Yates had worked as a studio assistant for Bartz Photography in Butler, as an assistant photographer for both Paul McMillan at VanDeusen Photography and Kelly Daniel in Prairie Village, Kan. For the past four years, she had been a photographer for Skinner-Vaughn in Harrisonville. She was a member of the Missouri Professional Photographers, Professional Photographers Association of Greater Kansas City and Professional Photographers of America. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Adrian. Surviving are her parents, Roy and Barbara Yates, Archie. Cremation. Memorial services were Thursday, March 29, at the First Baptist Church in Adrian with the Rev. Tim Redding officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart of America Bone Marrow Donor Registry, 2136 E. Meyer Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64132. Arrangements were under the direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler.

Isabella C. Baker
Feb. 8, 1918 - June 11, 2001
Isabella C. Baker, 83, Harrisonville, formerly of Southern California, died Monday, June 11.
She was born Feb. 8, 1918, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Samuel and Isabella Galbraith.
Mrs. Baker was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Helen Morrison; and her brother, Samuel Galbraith.
A celebration of her life for family and friends will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Harrisonville Heights Club-house.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Mt. Moriah & Freeman Chapel.

Mary Catherine Bain
Jan. 4, 1934 - June 13, 2001
Mary Catherine Bain, 67, Nevada, formerly of Butler, died Wednesday, June 13, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada.
She was born Jan. 4, 1934, in Butler, the daughter of Ira and Mary Belle (Fansler) Firestone.
Mrs. Bain was an associate cashier with Wal-Mart in Excelsior Springs for 16 years before retiring and moving to Nevada in 1992.
She was past president of the Spring Village Retirement Club.
Mrs. Bain was preceded in death by her parents.
Surviving are three daughters, Pam Morton, Lee’s Summit, and Donna Jones, Kansas City, and Cathy Garwood, Nevada; a brother, Jim Firestone, Colby, Kan.; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. today, June 15, at the Underwood-Steinbeck Funeral Home in Butler.
Graveside services and burial were at 11 a.m. today at the Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, with the Rev. Paul Patterson officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in her memory.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Underwood-Steinbeck Funeral Home.

Richard D. Claiborne
Richard D. Claiborne, 48, Belle Plaine, Kan., died Friday, June 8, at HCA Wesley Memorial Hospital, Wichita, Kan., from injuries sustained in a train accident.
Services were Thursday, June 14, at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, with burial in the Garden City Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City.
A complete obituary will be published in next week’s Democrat-Missourian.

Dolores May Clark
Sept. 27, 1930 - June 7, 2001
Dolores May Clark, 70, Pleasant Hill, died Thursday, June 7, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City.
She was born Sept. 27, 1930, in Pleasant Hill, the daughter of Lillard "Ras" and Ora May (Wood) Wilmoth.
June 4, 1949, she married Milton L. Clark in Pleasant Hill.
Mrs. Clark attended Pleas-ant Hill High School and lived in Pleasant Hill most of her lifetime. She was a member of the Jehovah’s Witness of Pleasant Hill.
Surviving are her husband, Milton L. Clark, of the home; three sons, Graylan Clark and Robin Clark, both of Pleasant Hill, and Kyle Clark, Lee’s Summit; a daughter, Helen R. Rhodes, Pleasant Hill; two brothers, Lillard Wilmoth, Pleas-ant Hill, and Huntley Wilmoth, Overland Park, Kan.; two sisters, Marilyn Sparks, Leeton, and Bonnie Som-mers, Lee’s Summit; sev-en grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Cremation.
A Memorial services was held Monday, June 11, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

John Wesley Clark Jr.
Aug. 25, 1922 - June 9, 2001
John Wesley Clark Jr., 78, Harrisonville, died Saturday, June 9, at Research Medical Center.
He was born Aug. 25, 1922, in Mountain Home, Ark., the son of John Wesley and Ona May (Hand) Clark.
Jan. 14, 1944, he married Amy Lorene Chaney in Mountain Home.
Mr. Clark spent the first part of his life in Gainesville and lived on a farm south of Pleasant Hill for 12 years prior to moving to Harrisonville two years ago.
He was employed by Ben-dix Corporation for 35 years before retiring in 1984.
Mr. Clark was a Mason and Shriner. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Ona May Clark April 9, 1975.
Surviving are his companion of 20 years, Mildred Dietz, of the home; a son, Billy Ray Clark, Pleasant Hill; a daughter, Peggy Jo Malloy, Gainesville, Fla.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Honorary casketbearers were H.A. Todd and George Terril.
Casketbearers were Brian Bishop, Mike Bishop, Joseph Claypool, Christian Talley, Lee Barrett and Phillip Barrett.
Services were Tuesday, June 12, at the Stanley & Son Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, with the Rev. D. Kent Deubner officiating.
Burial was in Mount Moriah Cemetery under the direction of the Stanley & Son Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Ray Edward Doty
Aug. 25, 1932 - June 10, 2001
Ray Edward Doty, 68, Cleveland, died Sunday, June 10, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City.
He was born Aug. 25, 1932, in Pattonsburg, the son of Rollie and Viola (Hazelbaker) Doty.
Mr. Doty lived in Cass County most of his life.
Dec. 30, 1967, he married Delitha Walker in Pattonsburg.
He was a retired United States Air Force crew chief and jet engine technician with the 442nd Civil Service Unit.
Mr. Doty was a member of the Pentecostal Church in Pattonsburg.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, John Doty; and a sister, Wanda Sweat.
Surviving are his wife, Delitha Doty, of the home; a son, Wayne Angus, Springfield; four daughters, Rebecca Millstead, Holden, Denise Angus, Cleveland, Debra Angus, Lee’s Summit, and Wanda Kiely, Katy, Texas; three brothers, Loye F. Doty, Oklahoma City, Okla., Charles Doty, Uvalde, Texas, and Chet Doty, Weatherby; three sisters, Lavon Teal, Gallatin, Margery Stacey, Valentine, Neb., and Marilyn Talbert, Pattonsburg; and four grandchildren.
Casketbearers were Danny Talbert, Dean Carter, Clark Kirkman, J.B. McDaniel and Mike McDaniel.
Services were Wednesday, June 13, at the Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville, with the Rev. Jim Blue of the St. Peters United Methodist Church, Blue Springs.
Burial was in the West Union Cemetery, Cleveland, under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville. Military services were under the auspices of the Military Honor Guard, Whiteman Air Force Base, Knob Noster.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cassco Area Workshop, Harrisonville.

Opal F. Hall
Nov. 2, 1907 - June 8, 2001
Opal F. Hall, 93, Pleasant Hill, died Friday, June 8, in Garden City.
She was born Nov. 2, 1907, in Lone Jack, the daughter of George P. and Anna Lee (Perdue) Kennedy.
In 1930, she married Hirum "Tip" Garner.
Oct. 31, 1959, she married Clarence, former mayor of Pleasant Hill, in Miami, Okla.
Mrs. Hall live most of her lifetime in the Pleasant Hill are. During World War II she served her country be becoming a WAC in the U.S. Army.
She owned Garner’s Drive-In for many years and had been a bookkeeper for Uni-versal Underwriters Life In-surance Co. for many years, retiring in 1973.
Mrs. Hall was a member of the First Christian Church of Pleasant Hill.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her first husband, Hirum "Tip" Garner, in 1958.
Surviving are her husband, Col. Clarence Hall, and a sister, Marie Hamilton, both of Pleasant Hill.
Casketbearers were John Truninger, Bill Truninger, Lawrence Green, Ernie Wilson, Dan Byrd and Ray Alexander.
Services were Wednesday, June 13, at the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, with the Rev. D. Kent Deubner officiating.

George E. Hoffman Jr.
May 15, 1950 - May 30, 2001
SMSgt. George E. Hoffman Jr., 51, Marietta, Ga., died Wednesday, May 30, at his home.
He was born May 15, 1950, in Reading, Pa., the son of George Edward and Frances Evangeline.
Mr. Hoffman graduated from Bishop Hogan High School in 1968.
He served in the U.S. Air Force for 29 years during which he received numerous medals and citations for meritorious service and achievement.
Mr. Hoffman was preceded in death by all grandparents and his father.
Surviving are his mother, Frances Evangeline, Grand-view; his step-mother, Pau-line, Talladega, Ala.; brother, John K. Hoffman, Raymore; and a sister Francina S. Hoff-man, Independence.
A memorial to celebrate his life was held Sunday, June 10, at Cass Medical Center Gazebo, Harrisonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cass Medical Foundation for cardiac rehabilitation.


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