Miscellaneous Cass County, Missouri Obituaries

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Melvin Lee Doyle
April 11, 1929 - Oct. 1, 2001 Melvin Lee Doyle, 72, Free-man, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, at his home. He was born April 11, 1929, in Wya-conda, the son of Roy L. and Elma (Smart) Doyle. On May 15, 1948, he married Doris Fern Storm in Bosworth at the Methodist Church. Mr. Doyle had lived in Free-man for 50 years. He had worked for Amoco Pipeline for 41 years, retiring April 1, 1988. He was a member of the Freeman Baptist Church and was a 50-year member of the Hale City Masonic Lodge No. 216, re-ceiving his 50-year pin in February 2001. Mr. Doyle served as mayor and chief of police of Freeman from 1958 until 1978. He was an auxiliary deputy for the Cass Coun-ty Sheriff’s Office from 1958 until 1984. Preceding him in death were his parents and a sister, Helen Huffman. Surviving are a son, Darren Lee Doyle, Freeman; a daughter, Susan Renee Honeycutt, Harri-son-ville; and four grandchildren. Honorary casketbearers were John Henderson and Danny Storm. Casketbearers were Dale Huff-man, Daryl Huffman, Darren Doyle, Vernon James, Elwyn My-ers and Joe Eastin. Services were Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, at the Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville, with the Rev. Hen-ry Green, Freeman, officiating. Karla Jones was the vocalist and Janet Allbaugh was the pianist. Burial was in the Freeman Cem-etery under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Har-risonville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Freeman Baptist Church.

Margaret "Helen" Lampton
May 18, 1929 - Oct. 1, 2001 Margaret "Helen" Lampton, 72, Blue Springs, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, at her home. She was born May 18, 1929, in Sedalia, the daughter of Vester and Nettie (Igo) Richardson. On May 31, 1947, she married Elroy Lampton in Sedalia. Mrs. Lampton graduated from the Smith-Cotton High School in Sedalia. She was a member of the United Meth-odist Church in Pleasant Hill and the VFW Post 3118 Auxiliary in Pleasant Hill. She was a homemaker. She had lived in Independence before moving to Kingsville in 1978. She moved to Pleasant Hill in 1985 and to Blue Springs in 1995. Surviving are her husband, Elroy Lampton, of the home; three children, Dianne Hobbs, Frisco, Colo., David Lamp--ton, Green-wood, and Claudia Hirst, Pleasant Hill; two sisters, Gene-vieve Vanderlinden, Ray-more, and Glad-ys Younger, Blowing Rock, N.C.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Casketbearers were Bill Clark, Jon Hobbs, Doug Adams, Jeffrey Hirst, Dennis Hobbs and Russell Hirst. Services were Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, at Stanley & Son Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, with the Rev. Jon C. Spalding officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Ceme-tery under the direction of the Stanley & Son Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Geneva May Little
Dec. 19, 1921 - Sept, 23, 2001 Geneva May Little, 79, Garden City, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at Bates County Memorial Hospital, Butler. She was born Dec. 19, 1921, near Urich, the daughter of Monser Q. and Mary Lizetta (Doll) Herrell. On Aug. 14, 1944, she married Clarence Otto Little in Belton, Texas. Mrs. Little had been employed as an inspector for Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, Independence, until her retirement in 1983. She was a member of the St. Patricks Catholic Church, Butler. She had lived near Creighton before moving to Garden City in 1989. Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Clarence Little, on July 14, 1997; two brothers, Melvin Herrell and Harry Herrell. Surviving are a daughter, Joyce Ann Little and a son, Herrell B. Little, both of the home. Graveside services and burial were at the White Oak Cemetery near Urich with the Rev. John Kukovich officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

William Richard Marquette
May 21, 1915 - Sept. 28, 2001 William Richard "Dub" Mar-quette, 86, Harrisonville, died Fri-day, Sept. 28, 2001, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City. He was born May 21, 1915, in Harrisonville, the son of Lee and Marie (Smith) Marquette. Mr. Marquette was a lifelong Harri-sonville resident. On July 24, 1944, he married Birdelle Henderson. He was an Eagle Scout and a member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. He was a graduate of Harri-sonville High School and a 1937 graduate of William Jewell Col-lege, Liberty where he was a member of Kappa Alpha. Mr. Marquette was a retired commander of the United States Navy Reserves and was a naval air pilot during World War II. He was a member of several local organizations, including Kiwa-nis Club, VFW Post 4409 and the American Legion Post 42. He was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. He owned and operated Mar-quette’s Men’s Wear in Harri-son-ville from 1947 until 1960 and owned and operated the local Dairy Queen from 1972 until 1999. He was a partner of Sham-rock Hills Golf Club in Lee’s Sum-mit. Preceding him in death were his parents and his wife, Birdelle Marquette, on Sept. 22, 2000. Surviving are a daughter, Mel-a-nie Burgess, Leawood, Kan.; and two grandsons. Honorary casketbearers were Jim McClain, Robert Spangler, Rob-ert King and Roy Shroyder. Casketbearers were Eric Reis-ner, Paul Tormanen, Joey Angel, Louis Thomas, Don Mead and Gary Nyman. Services were Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, at the Atkinson Chapel, Har--risonville, with Father Doug John-son of the St. Peter’s Epis-co-pal Church officiating. Soloist was Susan Holden. Burial was in the Lee’s Sum-mit Cemetery under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Har-risonville. Contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.

Gale Willard Scott
April 27, 1930 - Oct. 1, 2001 Gale Willard Scott, 71, Harrisonville, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, at Camden Health Care Center, Harrisonville. He was born April 27, 1930, in Topeka, Kan., the son of Stanley William and Claudia Katherine (Euler) Scott. On April 26, 1960, he married Opal Bea Crumpley. Mr. Scott lived in Kansas City for 33 years before moving to Harrisonville 38 years ago. He worked in the parts department for Harvey & Sons, Bridges and Royal Chevrolet Dealerships for 20 years. He was a member of the Baptist Church in Kansas City and was an antique furniture restorer. Preceding him in death were his parents and a brother, Ray Scott. Surviving are three sons, Gale Scott Jr., Kansas City, Dale Scott, Versailles, and Dana Scott, Harrisonville; a daughter, Alana Francy, Harrisonville; a sister, Claudine O’Neal, Mt. Pleasant, Texas; and six grandchildren. Honorary casketbearers were Jim Fannan, Dennis Barnhart and LeRoy Strike. Casketbearers were Jerry Tarwater, Charlie Willis, Chris Algee, Tom Coker, Shannon Hutson and Frank Morgan. Services were Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, at the Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville, with the Rev, Larry Crumpley of the Assembly of God, Grandview, officiating. Mary and Sharla Crumpley were the vocalists. Burial was in the Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville. Memorial contributions may be made to Camden Health Care Center.

Herbert H. Wilhelm
Oct. 4, 1923 - Sept. 30, 2001 Herbert H. Wilhelm, 77, Harri-son-ville, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, at Golden Years, Harrisonville. He was born Oct. 4, 1923, in Kansas City. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Mr. Wilhelm served in the United States Army during World War II. He received six bronze stars and the Purple Heart with two clusters. He was a member of the VFW Post 8220 of Belton. He had worked for General Motors for 30 years and drove a school bus for many years. Preceding him in death were a daughter, Ruth Ann Land; and his first wife, Anna Marie Wilhelm. Surviving are his wife, Melba L. Wilhelm, Pickering Estates; children, Nina Wilhelm and Herbert A. Wilhelm, Garden City, Lanny Wilhelm, Dover, Melissa Lindsey, Harrisonville, and Melinda Ramsell, Warsaw; stepchildren, Melissa Lindsey, Harrisonville, Bud McCauley, Glenda Scott and Linda Mount, Belton, Caroline Smith, Lenexa, Kan.; a sister, Margaret Williams, Indepen-dence; seven grandchildren; 12 stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and five stepgreat-grandchildren. Services were Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Floral Hills Chapel. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens under the direction of the D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Floral Hills Funeral Home, Kansas City.

Linnie Jacqueline Zimmerman
June 30, 1918 - Sept, 26, 2001 Linnie Jacqueline "Jake" Zimmerman, 83, Harrisonville, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001, at Golden Years, Harrisonville. She was born June 30, 1918, at Jaudon, the daughter of Jacob Henry and Lora Ethel (Hensley) Burgoon. Mrs. Zimmerman had been employed as a telephone operator for United Telephone Company, Harrisonville, until her retirement in March 1982. She was a 1936 graduate of Harrisonville High School and attended the University of Kansas City for one year. She was a lifelong area resident. Mrs. Zimmerman was a member of the First Christian Church, Harrisonville, and was a Marine veteran of World War II. She was a former member of the Hurley Lee Spicer Post #42 of the American Legion Auxiliary, Bayard Chapter #179 Order of the Eastern Star and a pink lady at Cass County Memorial Hospital in Harrisonville. Preceding her in death were her parents; a brother, Glenn Burgoon; and a sister, Florence Daniels. Surviving are three sisters, Frances Tetley, Springfield, Dorothy Suddarth, Union, and Jean Wright, Corpus Christi, Texas. Graveside services and burial were Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at the Orient Cemetery, Harrison-ville, with the Rev. Don Wiltfong officiating. Full military honors were provided by the Harrisonville Honor Guard. Arrangements were under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

Bonnie Faye Dunnington
Oct. 20, 1910 - Nov. 26, 2001 Bonnie Faye Dunnington, 91, Liberty, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2001. She was born Oct. 20, 1910, in La Cygne, Kan., the daughter of Clarence and Nettie (Gunnels) Weir. Mrs. Dunnington co-owned with her husband Ernies Bait Shop in Raymore. Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband of 64 years, Ernest Dunnington; and a daughter, Wanda Skillicorn. Surviving are a daughter Wilma Lowe, Liberty; three sons, Larry Dunnington, Raymore, Charles Dunnington, Lee’s Sum-mit, and Virgil Dunnington, War-saw; 15 grandchildren; and many great- and great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services and burial were Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, at the Raymore Cemetery, Raymore, under the direction of Church-Archer-Pasley Funeral Home, Raymore.

Ruby Vivian Hedgpeth
Feb. 25, 1907 - Nov. 29, 2001 Ruby Vivian Hedgpeth, 94, Harrisonville, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, at Golden Years, Harrisonville. She was born Feb. 25, 1907, at Hartwell, the daughter of John Wil-liam Henry and Mary Ann (Blevins) Brown. On Oct. 14, 1925, she married Abe Koger in Urich. On Aug. 8, 1980, she married Glen Hedgpeth in Harrisonville. Mrs. Hedgpeth was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Harr-ison-ville, and had been attending the Church of the Nazarene in Harri-sonville. She had lived in Urich, Creigh-ton, Garden City and Pleas-ant Hill before moving to Harrisonville in 1988. Preceding her in death were her first husband, Abe Koger, in December 1976; her second husband, Glen Hedgpeth, in August 1988; three brothers, Vasco, Paul and Blevins; and two sisters, Ora Mae Ewing and Florence Pruett. Surviving are a daughter, Dor-o-thy C. Schnorf, Harrison-ville; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Don Bostic, Dana Marconett, Curtis Schnorf, Norman Schnorf, Wesley Schnorf and Michael Vasquez. Services were Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, with the Rev. Steve Estep officiating. Phyl-lis Vasquez was the soloist. Burial was in the Grant Cem-etery near Creighton under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Heartland Hospice. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville. Hubert James Hooper
Jan. 14, 1913 - Nov. 28, 2001 Hubert James Hooper, 88, Pleasant Hill, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, at Cass Medical Center, Harrisonville. He was born Jan. 14, 1913, in Locke, Ark., the son of Jethero Monroe and Edith (Methina) Hooper. On Aug. 3, 1946, he married Claire Virginia Read in Kansas City, Kan. Mr. Hooper lived in Linden until 1952 when he moved to the Pleasant Hill area. Mr. Hooper had been em-ployed by the Kansas City Power and Light Company for 20 years and had been a dairy farmer. He retired in 1972. He was a member of the Strasburg Union Church and served on the board as vice president of the church board of directors for several years. Preceding him in death were his parents; a son, Billie Hooper; one daughter, Betty Jo Hooper; and a sister, Altha Spain. Surviving are his wife, Claire Virginia Hooper, of the home; a son, Walford Hooper, Lee’s Sum-mit; four daughters, Mary Thom-a-son, Visalia, Calif, Vir-ginia Hanes and Kathryn Fleener, both of Pleasant Hill, and Char-lotte Hooper, Harrisonville; 18 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Pallbearers were Granville Hackett, Charles Green, Eddie Read, Gene Ferguson, Steve Read and Paul Read. Services were Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001, at the Wallace Funeral Home with Dr. John Clark and the Rev. Ernie Cecil officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleas-ant Hill.

Joe J. Jones
April 28, 1915 - Nov. 29, 2001 Joe J. Jones, 86, Dawsonville, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, at his home. A native of Harrisonville, he had lived in Dawson County for a year. Mr. Jones was elected and served three terms as the county treasurer in Cass County. In-clud-ing his years as deputy treasurer, he served the county for more than 28 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Harrisonville. He raised Tennessee Walker show horses. Surviving are his wife, Shelby Garmon Jones, Dawsonville; a sis-ter, Lorena Hood, Hender-sonville, N.C.; and two brothers, G.A. Jones Jr. and Charles Jones, both of Harrisonville. Services were Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Sven Mossinger officiating. Burial was in the Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of the Bearden Fu-neral Home, Dawsonville.

Edwin "Harley" Kenslow
Oct. 22, 2001 - Nov. 30, 2001 Edwin "Harley" Kenslow, 5 weeks, Lee’s Summit, died Fri-day, Nov. 30, 2001, at Lee’s Summit Hospital, Lee’s Summit. He was born Oct. 22, 2001, in Orlando, Fla., the son of Phillip and Jessica (Stephenson) Kens-low. Surviving are his parents, Phillip and Jessica Kenslow; paternal grandparents, Steven and Patricia Kenslow, Pleasant Hill; maternal grandparents, Tom and Teresa Stephenson, Clinton; pa-ter-nal great-grandmother, Joan Kenslow, Belton; paternal great-grandmother, Annie Williams, Bolivar; maternal great-grandparents, Larry and Hazel Huffman, Versailles; maternal great-grandfather, Thomas Stephenson, Spring--field; maternal great-grand-mother, Virginia Stephen-son, Clinton; and paternal great-great-grandfather, Pop Kenslow, Kansas City. Services were Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at Jehovah’s Witnesses King-dom Hall in Pleasant Hill with Robin Clark officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with a private graveside service. Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.

Rochelle R. Lyons
April 26, 1908 - Nov. 28, 2001 Rochelle R. Lyons, 93, Stras-burg, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, at the Pleasant Hill Care and Rehabilitation Center. He was born April 26, 1908, in Strasburg, the son of John Arch and Mildred E. (Clawson) Lyons. On June 25, 1931, he married Thelma G. Wilburn in Kansas City. Mr. Lyons was a Pleasant Hill High School graduate. He was a farmer and raised cattle and hogs before retiring in 1981. He was a lifetime resident of the Strasburg area. He was a member of the Strasburg Union Church and served on the church board for many years. Mr. Lyons served on the Strasburg School Board for many years. Preceding him in death were his wife, Thelma Lyons, on Aug. 5, 1982; and a great-grandson, Stephen Hoots. Surviving are a son, Robert R. Lyons, Strasburg; a daughter, Glenda Hoots, Goodrich, N.D.; six grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Charlie Shim-el, Charlie Green, Lloyd Stever, Junior Comer, Paul Cope-land and Bill Dawson. Services were Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at the Wallace Funeral Home with Dr. John Clark and the Rev. Merle Hoots officiating. Burial was in the Strasburg Cemetery under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleas-ant Hill.

Jack Richard McClain
Sept. 15, 1920 - Nov. 28, 2001 Jack Richard McClain, 81, Har-risonville, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Crown Care Center, Harri-sonville. He was born Sept. 15, 1920, in Austin in Cass County, the son of John Elmer and Eathel (Wilson) McClain. Mr. McClain was a lifelong Cass County resident. On Jan. 18, 1948, he married Katherine Hochmuth at the Harri-son--ville First Christian Church. He was co-owner of McClain Brothers Electric Company in Harrisonville from 1946 until 1981. He was also an electrician and a farmer. Mr. McClain was a World War II Army veteran. He was a life member of the American Bird Dog Club; a member of American Legion Post 42 and VFW Post 4409, both of Harrisonville; Cass Masonic Lodge No. 147 AF& AM; York Rite Bodies; Cass Coun-ty Shrine Club; and the Ara-rat Shrine Temple. Surviving are his wife, Kath-erine McClain, of the home; a son, Charles McClain, Crofton, Md.; two daughters, Carol Hock-er, Lee’s Summit, and Janice Mc-Clain, Harrisonville; three brothers, A.D. McClain and John E. McClain, both of Nevada, and A.W. "Jim" McClain, Harrison-ville; and five grandchildren. Pallbearers were Scott Hock-er, Jeff Hocker, Shanon Elliott, Scott McClain, Jim McClain and Greg McClain. Masonic services were Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, with Cass Ma-son-ic Lodge No. 147 AF&AM at the Atkinson Chapel. Services were Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at the Atkinson Chapel with the Rev. Charles Sutton officiating. The vocalist was Lisa Hern. Burial was in the Orient Cem-e-tery, Harrisonville, with military services under the auspices of the Harrisonville Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner Hospital for Children. Arrangements were under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

Virginia Lee McClain
April 1, 1919 - Nov. 22, 2001 Virginia Lee McClain, 82, Har---ri-sonville, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001, at St. Luke’s Hos-pital, Kansas City. She was born April 1, 1919, in Kansas City, the daughter of Charles and Julia Marie (Bes-sen-bacher) Beck. On Aug. 16, 1941, she married A.W. "Jim" McClain. Mrs. McClain lived in Kansas City before moving to Harri-son-ville in 1946. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Harrisonville. Mrs. McClain was preceded in death by her parents. Surviving are her husband, A.W. "Jim" McClain, of the home; a son, James M. McClain, Kansas City; three daughters, Patty Baska, Shaw-nee, Kan., Julie Cooper, Har--risonville, and Kathleen Potts, St. Peters; two brothers, Frank Beck and Bill Beck, both of Har-ri-sonville; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services were Saturday, Nov. 24, at Our Lady of Lourdes Cath-olic Church, Harrisonville, with the Rev. Bradley Offutt officiating. Gail Thompson was the solo-ist and Henry Hamilton was the pianist. Burial was in the Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, under the di-rection of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Build-ing Fund. Charlotte Jane McMillen Charlotte Jane McMillen, 94, Harrisonville, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at her son’s home in Creighton. Visitation was from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001, at the Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville. Services are at 10 a.m. today, Dec. 7, at the Atkinson Chapel. Burial will be in Woodfin Cemetery, Foster, under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville. A complete obituary will be published in next week’s Demo-crat-Missourian.

George E. McVay George E. McVay, 81, Archie, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at Adrian Manor Nursing Home, Adrian. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today, Dec. 7, 2001, at the First Baptist Church, Archie. Burial will be in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, near Harrison-ville. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the church. Arrangements were under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Archie. A complete obituary will be published in next week’s Demo-crat-Missourian.

Rena Maxine Mills
May 14, 1910 - Nov. 28, 2001 Rena Maxine Mills, 91, Drex-el, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, at Cass Medical Center, Har-risonville. She was born May 14, 1910, in Drexel, the daughter of John and Lucy (Anderson) Karr. Mrs. Mills lived most of her life in the Drexel area. On Sept. 18, 1940, she married John Mills. She had been employed in the drugstore, grocery store and light company businesses, and was a school bus driver, all in the Drexel area. Mrs. Mills had been a member of the Drexel Christian Church since 1930 and had been a member of the Royal Neighbors. Preceding her in death were her parents; three brothers, Claude Karr, Ross Karr (her twin) and Jo Karr; and a sister, Inez Fenton. Surviving are her husband, John Mills, of the home; and a sister, Lois Stevens, Leawood, Kan. Honorary pallbearers were Clifford Bishop and James Hock-er. Pallbearers were Steve Long, Danny Long, Larry Roederer, John Stevens, Dale Lacy and Bill Shaw. Services were Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, at the First Christian Church, Drexel, with the Rev. Troy Hoffman officiating. Burial was in the Glenwild Cemetery under the direction of the Runyan Funeral Home, Drex-el. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the First Christian Church, Drexel.

Marilyn Steinhilber Marilyn Steinhilber, 78, Harri-son-ville, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, at Camden Health Care, Harrisonville. Surviving are two sons, John G. Steinhilber III, Kansas City, and Steve Steinhilber, Leawood, Kan.; and four grandchildren. Services were Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Lee’s Summit. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, under the direction of the Langsford Funer-al Home, Lee’s Summit.

Lewis Wayne Swarens
Sept. 9, 1934 - Nov. 30, 2001 Lewis Wayne Swarens, 67, Gravois Mills, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, in Raytown. He was born Sept. 9, 1934, in Rich Hill, the son of George Lewis and Nell Evelyn (Garrison) Swarens. Mr. Swarens grew up in Rich Hill and was a 1952 graduate of Rich Hill High School. He moved to Kansas City in 1952 and to Freeman in 1972. In 1985 he moved to Gravois Mills. On June 23, 1967, he married Doris Fay Rawdon. He had been employed by the General Motors Leeds Plant for 33 years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of the UAW Local 93 and a member of the Christian Church. Preceding him in death were his parents; a sister, Norma Thomp-son; and a daughter, Sandie Kay Toland. Surviving are his wife, Doris Swarens, of the home; three daugh--ters, Dawn Rusow, Harri-son-ville, Lou Ann Swarens, Las Vegas, Nev., and Sandy Bre-shears, Adrian; two brothers, Don Swarens, Hume, and Bill Swarens, Kansas City; a sister, Mary Louise Judy, Worland; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Pallbearers were James Ru-sow, Toby Toland, Justin Rusow, Randall Breshears, Chuck Web-ster and Cameron Karim. Services were Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001, at the Atkinson Chapel with the Rev. Bill Wallace, Springfield, officiating. Burial was in the Freeman Cemetery, Freeman, under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

Margaret Bernice Taylor
Oct. 12, 1903 - Nov. 20, 2001 Margaret Bernice Taylor, 98, Belleview, Fla., died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001, in Belleview at Hamp-ton Manor. She was born Oct. 12, 1903, near Garden City, the daughter of Edward and Anna (Wills) Ed-monds. Mrs. Taylor graduated from Garden City High School and attended Central Missouri State Teachers College in Warrensburg. She taught in several rural schools in Cass County. On Aug. 22, 1928, she married James A. Taylor. They lived on a farm near Garden City for many years. They moved to Harrison-ville in 1955 and later moved to Pompano Beach, Fla., to be near their children and grandchildren. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Gar-den City, Harrisonville and Pam-pano Beach. Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Jim Taylor, on Jan. 18, 1996; her brother, Herbert Edmonds; and her sisters, Edith Kircher, Alice Riffle, Opal Hinken and Thelma Helmuth. Surviving are her daughter, Joan Wagner, Loxahatchee, Fla.; a son, James L. Taylor, Silver Springs, Fla.; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Cremation. Graveside services will be in Pompano Beach. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Hospice of Marion County, 3231 S.W. 34th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34474 or a local hospice.

Doyle Quinton Yoakum
March 10, 1940 - Nov. 27, 2001 Doyle Quinton Yoakum, 61, Raymore, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, at his home. He was born March 10, 1940, in Middlesburg, Ky., the son of Roy Alvas and Lola (Campbell) Yoakum. Mr. Yoakum had been a truck driver since 1986. He was a member of the Coleman Baptist Church, Peculiar. Preceding him in death were his mother, Lola Campbell Yoa-kum; and twin granddaughters. surviving are his wife, Linda Yoakum, of the home; his children, Tamela Miller, Lee’s Summit, Jennifer Yoakum, Bel-ton, Angela Yoakum, Raymore, Joseph Yoakum, Rollesville, N.C., Alma Dick, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Annette Dresher, Flor-ence, Ky.; his father, Roy Alvas Yoakum, Kansas City; a sister, Helen Campbell, Butler, Ky.; and two brothers, Kenneth Yoakum and David Yoakum, both of Kan-sas City; and 12 grandchildren. Services were Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, at the E.K. George & Sons Belton Chapel. Burial was in the Belton Cem-e-tery under the direction of the E.K. George & Sons Funeral Home, Belton. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.


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