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MARTHA MAY RICE
        Martha May Rice, 86, Topeka, Kansas passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at a Topeka retirement center. 
        Martha was born in Plattsburg, Missouri, September 9, 1915, the daughter of Jay William and Minnie E. (Hartell) Holmes. 
      In 1951 she and Frank Ball were married and lived in Topeka, Kansas until his death in 1955. 
      On June 19, 1959 she was united in marriage to C.C. Rice, who preceded her in death June 7, 1999.  Also preceding her in death were her parents, one sister, Agnes Kirk, and one brother, Harold H. Holmes.  She and C.C. had no children.  Survivors include:  five nieces, D'Arlene Aldrich, Page Campbell, Patricia Holmes Johnson, Hollace Holmes Flynn, Pamela Holmes and one nephew, Bruce L. Holmes.  She is also survived by many grand-nieces and grand-nephews. 
      Martha was raised and attended school in Plattsburg, Missouri.  she graduated from Northwest Missouri State Teachers College in Maryville, Missouri, majoring in music and commerce.  She was an executive secretary at Research Institute of America in Kansas City, Missouri.  After moving to Topeka she worked at the Kansas State Board of Education. 
     Music played a very important part in her life.  She was  a member of the First United Methodist Church, Topeka, where she sang in the choir played piano and violin.  She was very instrumental in forming the Downtown Daycare Center at the First United Methodist Church, Topeka.  She was a leader in her church and devoted to helping others.  Mrs. Rice served as a volunteer for the American Red Cross. 
     Mrs. Rice will lie in state after 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 21, 2001 at the Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel, Topeka.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 22, 2001 at Wesley Hall at Aldersgate Village.  A second service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 24, 2001 at the Cox Funeral Home Plattsburg, Missouri with burial to follow at the Greenlawn Cemetery, Plattsburg, Missouri.  Memorial Contributions may be given to the Good Samaritan Fund at Aldersgate Village, 7220 SW Asbury Drive, Topeka, Kansas 66614 or the United Methodist Women at First United Methodist Church, 600 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka, Kansas 66603.  Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel is in charge of arrangements. 

Beverly J. Reynolds
 Beverly J. (Boswell) Reynolds, 67, of Gower, passed away, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001 at her home. 
 She was born on January 23, 1934 to Ezra and Mattie (Thompson) Boswell in Stony Point. Beverly grew up in Grayson where she attended grade school and high school in Gower. On March 30, 1950  she was united in marriage to Melvin Reynolds. After their marriage they lived in the Gower community. 
 Beverly was a homemaker and also worked at the Gower Convalescent Center for 17 years as a nursing assistant. 
 Beverly was preceded in death by her parents, one step-sister, Hazel Walters, and a great-granddaughter, Ameriee Reynolds. 
 She is survived by her husband, Melvin of the home; a daughter, Sharon Barnett; two sons, Gary Reynolds and Rick Reynolds, all of St. Joseph; a sister, Bonnie Leakey, Braymer; two brothers, Bill Boswell, Sr., Gower and twin brother, Buddie Boswell, Edgerton; a step-sister, Mary Thrasher, Destin, FL; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends. 
 Funeral services was held Friday, December 21, 2001, at the Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Gower with burial in the Allen Cemetery, Gower. 

Willard R. Madson
 Willard (Bill) R. Madson, 87, of Plattsburg, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001 at the Oakridge Nursing Home in Plattsburg. 
 Mr. Madson was born on Nov. 21, 1914 in Hawarden, IA where he attended school. Mr. Madson also received his Bachelors degree in engineering from the Iowa State University. 
 Mr. Madson was employed as an engineer at the Ford Motor Company. He lived in rural Plattsburg for over thirty years on his farm known as "Little Sioux". He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Rotary Club both of Plattsburg. He also served in the United States Army during WWII. 
 Preceding him in death were his parents, William and Caroline (Robey) Madson; two brothers, Rodney and Robert. 
 Survivors include two brothers, Donald Madson of Edwardsville, IL and Daniel Madson of Salem, OR. 
 The body has been cremated under the direction of the Cox Funeral Home, Plattsburg. There are no service arrangements. 

Vern Bagley
 Vern "Shorty" Bagley, 94, Plattsburg, died Friday, December 14, 2001 at a Plattsburg Healthcare Center. 
 Mr. Bagley was an electrician for over forty years with the former Missouri Power and Light before retiring. 
 Born  August 27, 1907, in Monroe County, he graduated from Utica High School, Utica, MO and attended Coin Electric Trade School in Chicago. He spent most of his life in the Plattsburg area. 
 Mr. Bagley served in the United States Army during World War II. 
 He married Mary J. Shepherd in Plattsburg. She preceded him in  death in 1969. 
 Also preceding him in death were his parents, Parl and Josephine (Barnes) Bagley; four sisters, Vida Kirtley, Vinita Peyton, Vivian Monroe and Velta Bagley; two brothers, Victor and Volney Bagley. 
 Mr. Bagley was a member of the Baptist Church, Utica; the VFW and American Legion Post, Plattsburg. 
 Survivors include a sister, Virginia Norstrom of Des Moines and several nieces and nephews. 
 Services were held Sunday, at the Cox Funeral Home with interment and military services in the Green Lawn Cemetery, Plattsburg.   The family suggests memorial gifts to Ellis Elementary School Library or Oakridge Convalescent Center. 

Lloyd Piepergerdes
 Lloyd Piepergerdes, 98, Plattsburg, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001. 
 Mr. Piepergerdes was an oil and gasoline salesman for Manhattan Oil Company, Osborn. He also worked  for Philips; Petroleum Company, Kansas City. 
 Mr. Piepergerdes was born on June 20, 1903, in Stewartsville where he graduated from high school. He served as a machinist in the Navy during World War II. 
 He was a member of the Community of Christ, where he was an elder and taught Sunday School. He also served as a Boy Scout Master. 
 On January 1, 1930, he  married Frances Lawson in St. Joseph. She survives of the home. 
 Preceding him in death were his parents, Henry and Lydia; three brothers, Earl, William and Kenneth; a sister, Josephine. 
  There are no additional survivors. 
 Service was held Monday at the Poland-Thompson Funeral Home Chapel, Cameron with burial in the Osborn Evergreen Cemetery in Osborn. Memorials, donor's choice. 

Twila L. Hendrix
 Twila L. Hendrix, 61, of Raytown, formerly of Gower, passed away, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001 at a hospital in Kansas City. 
 She was born on June 24, 1940 to Abe and Mamie (Roberts) Fletcher in Gower. She grew up and attended school in Kansas City. 
 On Sept. 6, 1966 she was united in marriage to Thomas L. Hendrix. After their marriage they lived in California, Washington, South Carolina and in 1975 they moved to Raytown, and lived there since. He survives of the home. 
 Twila was a member of the Southview Baptist Church in Raytown. 
 Preceding her in death were her parents; two brother, Robert  and Donald Fletcher; and a sister, Opal Rogers. 
 Additional survivors include a daughter, Teri Glor and husband, Mike, Kansas  City; a son Troy Hendrix and wife, Tina, Independence; two grandchildren, Candice Hendrix and Thomas Hendrix; two brothers, Arvil Fletcher, Anaheim, CA and Irvin Fletcher, Arvada, CO; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. 
 Funeral services were held Dec. 17, 2001 at the Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Gower with burial in Number Six Cemetery, Gower. Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association. 

Truman N. Thacker
 Truman N. Thacker 77, of Gilbert, AZ, died December 11, 2001. 
 Truman graduated from Gower  High School and retired from the United States Air Force and from the Maricopa County Attorney's office. 
 He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Anna Thacker; brothers,  Glenn, Donald and Eugene; a sister, Virginia Perez. 
 Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; daughter, Truanne Rathburn; sons, Edward, Larry and David; sister, Lois Carter, Plattsburg; brother Wm Dwight of Packwood, WA. 
 Military graveside service was held at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix on Friday, December 14, 2001. 

Charlene Buckler
 Charlene Buckler, 82, of Camden Point, passed away, Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at the Gower Convalescent Center in 
Gower. 
 She was born on May 5 1919 to George and Alice Marie (McMillian) Sharp near Dearborn and grew up and attended school in Platte County. 
 On March 17, 1934, she was united in marriage to Gilbert Buckler in Leavenworth. After their marriage they lived in Platte County near Camden Point and in 1986 they moved into Camden Point. He survives of  the home. 
 Charlene was a member of the Camden Point Baptist church where she was in charge of the church nursery. 
 Preceding her in death were her parents; two grandchildren, Kevin and Christy; a brother, George Sharp;  and a sister, Helen Buckler. 
 Additional survivors include, three sons, William G. "Dubs" Buckler,  Naples, FL, Jerry Buckler, Oklahoma City and Duane Lee Buckler, Sonnyville, CA; a daughter, Mae Boone, San Carlos, AZ;  eight grandchildren, Carol, Dianna, Jason, Pat, Sandy, Pam, Mike aAnd Dana Lee; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Sam Sharp, Kansas City; a sister, Evelyn Reed, Smithville, other relatives and many friends. 
 Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 14, 2001 at the Camden Point Baptist Church with burial in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, in Weston. Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Gower was in charge of arrangements. 

J. D. Noble
 J.D. Noble, 89, of Agency, formerly of Dearborn, passed away, Monday, December 3, 2001 at Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph. 
 He was born on September 7, 1912 to William and Lucy (Johnson) Noble in Dearborn and graduated from the Dearborn High School. 
 On February 17, 1932 he was united in marriage to Madonna Sherwood in St. Joseph. After their marriage they lived near Dearborn, later moving to St. Joseph and in 1943 they moved to rural Agency where they made their home. His wife, Madonna, preceded him in death on June 18, 1996. 
 J.D. farmed, worked for the Children's Home in St. Joseph, was a grain inspector for USDA and worked for Swift and Company in St. Joseph for 26 years, retiring in1970. 
 J.D. was a member of the Frazier Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and Superintendent of the Sunday School and was also a 49 year member of the Gower Masonic Lodge #397. 
 He was also preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Jo Ann Barton; two grandchildren, David and Ellen; a brother, Glen Noble; and a niece, Mary Scott. 
 Survivors include a daughter, Joyce King and husband John, St. Joseph, with whom he made his home; five grandchildren, Jo Lynn, Allen, Brian, Jeffrey and Leah who also cared for him; twelve great-grandchildren; a brother, Fred Noble, Faucett; several nieces, cousins and many friends. 
 Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 5th, at the Frazier Baptist Church with burial in the Dearborn Cemetery. Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Gower was in charge of arrangements. 

Jack D. Lizar
 Jack Dwight Lizar, 72, of Smithville, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2001 at North Kansas City Hospital. 
 He was born on November 23, 1929, in Trimble and lived in the area his entire life. 
 Jack was preceded in death by his son, Bob, in 1989; his parents, Jewell and Bessie Lizar in 1983; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Mary Golden in 1985 and 86  respectively. 
 Jack graduated from Plattsburh High School in 1947. He served in the U.S. Navy. On Sept. 2, 1950 Jack married the love of his life, JoAnne Golden. Married 51 years, Jack and JoAnne exeplified the best of what a marriage should be. Together they raised five wonderful and devoted children. 
 In 1950 the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers accepted Jack as a journey man electrician member. Before long, Jack became known as a superb craftsman "who made things happen." 
 Jack supervised electrical work on many construction projects in the area, among them the Veterans Hospital, Truman Medical Center and KCI International airport. Jack's dedication to Sachs Electric company resulted in his receiving the Samuel C. Sachs Award of Merit. When Sachs relocated to St. Louis, Jack became superintendent for Reynolds Electric. In 1991, Jack retired to his favorite pastimes. He enjoyed playing cards with friends, fishing and hunting and having fun with the "uncouth group." As an avid outdoorsman, Jack was a morning person who loved to watch the sun rise. 
 Jack's charitable giving was enormous. He volunteered his skills as a craftsman to build the Good shepherd  Catholic Church. He did the same thing for relatives and friends. Jack's committee work for Northview Heights Housing Authority and for the Plattsburg High School Alumni Association, filled out a busy retirement schedule. 
 Jack is survived by his wife, JoAnne; children, Mary Lizar, Lisa Barber and her husband John, Teresa Lizar, John Lizar and his wife, Gabriele;        grandchildren, Jonnae, Jason, Robert, Jacquelynn and Joshua; brother Bob Lizar and his wife, Marion and their children. 
 Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001, at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Smithville with burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Kansas City North. Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Smithville was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Good Shepherd Catholic Church's    Building Fund, Smithville,  MO 64089. 

Sarah B. McCoy
 Sarah Beth McCoy, 15, of Easton, was found Wednesday, December 5, 2001, near  Gower, the victim of a homicide. 
 Sarah was born on August 18, 1986 to George and Michele (Jennings) McCoy in St. Joseph. She grew up in Easton and was a freshman at East Buchanan High School in Gower. While in middle school she was active in softball, volleyball, basketball, track, school plays, Science Olympiad and peer mediation. Her high school activities included softball, Future Farmer's of America and choir. 
 Sarah attended the First Baptist Church of Gower. 
 She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Fred Peery, and paternal great-grandfathers, George McCoy and Ivan Sell. 
 Survivors include her parents, George and Michele McCoy; a brother Kyle McCoy all of the home; paternal grandparents, George McCoy, Sr., Elwood, KS and Nancy Peery, Stewartsville; maternal grandparents, Bud and  Evona Jennings, Chanute, KS; paternal great-grandmothers, Lena McCoy and Ruth Veraguth, both of St. Joseph; several uncles, aunts, other relatives and many friends. 

Ray Farmer
 Ray Farmer, 89, Cowgill, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001 at a health-care center in Braymer. 
 Mr. Farmer, who had been engaged in farming until retiring served as assessor for Lincoln Township for two terms. He also was active in the soil conservation program in Caldwell County. 
 Born in Caldwell County on April 13, 1912, he was a member of the Cowgill Baptist Church and had served on the Cowgill School Board. In 1938, he married Fern Shaffer. She died in 1981. In 1982, he married Fern Stoner. She died in 1983.  In 1987, he married Louise Kirkpatrick. She survives of the home. 
 Mr. Farmer also was preceded in death by his parents, John and Alice; three brothers, John, Jesse and an infant; and two sister, Clara Farmer and May Adair 
 Additional survivors include, three sons, Rodney and Randy, both of Cowgill and Mike of Kearney; a daughter, Janet Stonum, Lathrop; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. 
 Service was held Friday, Dec. 7, 2001, at the Bailey Funeral Home, Polo with burial in the Cowgill Cemetery. 

Brenda J. Phillips
 Brenda J. (Wells) Phillips, 58, Kansas City, KS, formerly of St. Joseph died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at her residence. 
 Mrs. Phillips was a driver for St. Joseph Transit and later for Hertz Car Rental at Kansas City International Airport. 
 Born in Mansfield, PA, on Dec. 26, 1942, she lived in St. Joseph and Kansas City, most of her life. 
 Mrs. Phillips was preceded in death by her mother, Marian Wells; and a sister, Becky Holly. 
 In addition to her husband, James of the home she is survived by three daughters, Mary Prather, Gower, Dawn Holcomb, Platte City and Tiffiny Eiman, El Paso, TX; two step-daughters, Tanya Phillips, Kansas City, KS and Diana Gordon, Omaha; her father, Francis Wells, Mansfield; a sister, Debbie Jefferies, Lakeland, FL; a brother, Sam Wells, Elmira, NY and 10 grandchildren. 
 Graveside memorial service and inurnment will be held Friday, Dec. 7, 2001 at the Leavenworth  National Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Porter Funeral Home, Kansas City, KS. 

Beverly   J. Schultz
 Beverly Janice (Denison) Schultz, 69, Stewartsville, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001, at a St. Joseph hospital. 
 Mrs. Schultz had been employed by the Cameron Community Hospital as a nurse's aide, and was a registered beautician. 
 Born in Osborn, KS, on July 31, 1932, she had lived in Liberty from 1960 until moving to Stewartsville in 1973. 
 Mrs. Schultz was a graduate of the Chapman High School in Chapman, KS and a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in St. Joseph. 
 On May 4, 1957, she married Willis Schultz in Kansas City. He survives of the home. 
 Mrs. Schultz was preceded in death by a daughter, Stacy Schultz; and her parents, Ralph and Celestina Denison. 
 Additional survivors include a son, Kevin, Gower; two daughters, Janna Eiberger, King City and Willa Wilson, Stewartsville; two brothers, Raymond, Worthington, MN and Vernon, Hermiston, OR; two sisters, Wilma Schilling Vancouver, WA and Donna Armenta, Hermiston; a step-son and four granddaughters. 
 Service was held Wednesday, Dec. 5. 2001, St. Paul Lutheran Church, St. Joseph with burial in the Stewartsville Cemetery. Bram-Summerfield Funeral Home, Stewartsville had charge of arrangements. 
 Memorials may be made to the St. Paul Lutheran School, 4715 Frederick Blvd., St. Joseph, MO 64506; or in care of the funeral home, PO Box 69, Stewartsville, MO 64490 

J.E. (Dick) Powell
 John Edmond Powell, age 91, of Lathrop passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001 at the Liberty Hospital in Liberty. 
 Dick was born May 7, 1910 near Gilliam and had lived in the Lathrop area most of his adult life. He was a member of the Gilliam Baptist Church and was a graduate of the Gilliam High School. 
 He was a charter member of the Lathrop Antique Car, Tractor, and Engine Association in Lathrop and a former member of the Cameron Saddle Club. 
 Dick moved to Lathrop in 1930 to work in road construction. Then during WWII, Dick moved to San Diego, CA and in 1939 began work at Consolidated Aircraft producing the B-24 Liberators. In 1945, he returned to Lathrop to begin farming. On October 13, 1940, he was united in marriage to Frances Jones in Yuma, AZ and she survives of the home. 
 He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin Franklin and Flora Belle Powell; three brothers, Claude, Floyd and R. Powell; four sisters, May Epperson, Anna Horner, Irene Silver and Virginia Deis 
 Survivors include a son, Daryl Powell of Lathrop; a daughter, Debra Heisler of Hershey, PN; five grandchildren, Andrea Powell, Chad and Chet Irby, Justin and Joshua Powell; a step-grandson, Joseph Heisler III; two great-grandchildren; a brother, B.F. (Jack) Powell of Lathrop and a sister, Frances Barnes of Excelsior Springs, 
 Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001 at the Country Church located at the Antique Show Grounds south of Lathrop with burial in the Lathrop Cemetery with the Bailey Funeral Home in charge of  arrangements. 
 Memorial contributions may be made to the Lathrop Antique Car, Tractor and Engine Association. 

Rosa L. Arnold
 Rosa Lee Arnold, 81, of Smithville, died Nov. 29, 2001, on the 61st anniversary of her wedding to her beloved husband, George. He survives of the home. 
 Rosa Lee was born on May 18, 1920 in Smithville to Clifford Delmar and Myrtle Mae Shepherd. She was a member of the First Baptist church of Smithville, and Past Worthy Matron of the Garland Chapter of the Eastern Star in Smithville.  She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Willard. 
 Additional survivors include a daughter, Sheryle Jeans and husband  James, Platte County; a son, Robert  Arnold and wife, Barbara; two grandchildren, Jeff Arnold and wife, Michele and Michelle Bellmer and husband, Geoff; four great-grandchildren, Morgan and Peyton Bellmer and Jessica and Sam Arnold; her sister, Katherine Petitt, all of Smithville and her sister-in-law, Hattie Arnold, Kansas city. 
 Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001 at the Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Smithville with the Hixson-Klein Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

Charles E. Johnson
 Charles Edwin Johnson,  84, of Gladstone, formerly of Edgerton, passed away, Wednes-day, Nov. 28, 2001 at his home. 
 He was born on Dec. 12,1916 to Edwin and Hallie (Moore) Johnson, near Edgerton where he grew up and late graduated from Edgerton High School. 
 On March 15, 1940 he was united in marriage to Ida Elizabeth Newman. After their marriage they lived near Edgerton where they farmed and later moved near Lathrop where they continued farming. In 1947 they moved to North Kansas City and in 1960 they moved to South Kansas City; In 1988 they moved to Gladstone where they made their home. Ida survives him of the home. 
 Charles also worked for Foremost dairy in Kansas City for over 32 years, and later worked for the Shawnee Mission South School District. 
 He was a member of the United Methodist Church, a fifty year member of the Adelphi Masonic Lodge #355 AF & AM, both in Edgerton and also the  Teamsters Union Local 207 in Kansas City. 
 Charles was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Howard Johnson. 
 Additional survivors include three daughters, Linda Garner and husband John, Parkville, Judy Johnson, Arvada, CO, Cheryle Philllips, Kansas City; one son, Chuck Johnson and wife, Teena, Lawrence, KS; four grandchildren, Heidi Evans, Andrew Phillips, Alyssa Johnson and Ashley Johnson;  two sisters, Nell Heath and husband, Harold, and Mary Frances Smith all of Edgerton; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. 
 Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001 at the Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Smithville with burial in the Ridgely Cemetery. 

Christina M. Chavez
 Mrs. Christina M. Chavez, 61, Plattsburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001 at her home. Mrs. Chavez was born Sept. 4, 1940 in Toronto, OH. 
 Mrs. Chavez was employed by Argosy Casino in Kansas City where she worked in guest services. She had been employed there for 7 years. 
 Mrs. Chavez was proceeded in death by her parents, Philip and Eileen (Holder) Eger; an infant son, Lance Wymer; a brother, George Eger. 
 Survivors include  two daughters, Tresa Secrist and Cindy Piverel both of Plattsburg; two sons, Ernest Wymer of Fontana, CAa and Donnie Wymer of Plattsburg; two brothers, Jim Eger and Ralph Eger both of Highland, CA; two sisters, Kay Gutzmann of Ontario, CA and Becky Morrison of Fontana, CA; 7 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. 
 Graveside service and burial was held Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001 at the Green Lawn Cemetery, Plattsburg with the Cox Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

Mary H. Morgan
 Mary H. Morgan of Kansas City, formerly of Lathrop, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2001, at a health care center in Kansas City. 
 Mary was born in Lathrop and had lived in this area all of her life. She taught for many years in the Kansas City School District, retiring in 1972. She was a graduate of the Kansas City Teachers' College and received a Master's Degree in elementary Education for Northwestern University. 
 She was a member  of the PEO Sisterhood, Alpha Eta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, College Club of K.C., the Women's City Club, Presidents and Past-Presidents' General Assembly and Retired Teachers' Association. Mary was also a member of the Wornal Road Baptist Church. 
 She was preceded in death by her parents, A.J. "Bert" and Nellie Budlong Morgan; a brother, J. Nelson Morgan and a sister, Laverne Chenoweth. 
 Survivors include nieces and nephews and a brother-in-law. 
 Graveside services are being held today, Thursday, November 29, 2001 at the Lathrop Cemetery with Bailey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

Floyd E. Jirrels
 Floyd E. Jirrels was born April 5, 1900 to Isaac and Ardelia (Mooney) Jirrels. He passed away on November 20, 2001 at Community Springs Nursing Home in El Dorado Springs, MO at 101 years of age. 
 On February 9, 1933 Floyd was united in marriage to Irene Bertha Dowell in South Coffeeville, OK. Irene preceded him in death on March 8, 1994. 
 Floyd lived many years in Winfield, KS and was a member of the Elks Lodge. He worked for Boeing Aircraft in Wichita for 25 years, retiring in 1965. He lived on a farm near El Dorado Springs for several years before moving to town in 1979. 
 Floyd was also preceded in death by his two son, Floyd E. Jirrels, Jr. and H. Deane Jirrels. 
 Survivors include his two daughters, Gayle Grantham of Escondido, CA, and Sondra O'Connor of Plattsburg; 12 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends. 
 Graveside services were held Sunday, Nov. 25 at   the El Dorado Springs City Cemetery. 
 Donations may be sent to the Plattsburg Senior Center. 

Dorothy M. Huxtable
 Dorothy M. Huxtable, age 81, of Holt, passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2001 at the Cameron Hospital. 
 Dorothy was born March 15, 1920 in Eldorado Springs and had lived most of her life in the Holt area. She was a homemaker and had worked for Mick's Egg Farm in Holt for over 12 years. She was a member of the Holt Baptist Church.  On March 18, 1938, Dorothy was united in marriage to Marvin Huxtable in Plattsburg. He preceded her in death in 1989. Also preceding her in death were her parents, Edwin and Lillian Pace Amos and a sister, Ann Wade. 
 Survivors include three sons, Marvin Huxtable Jr. of Liberty, Morris Huxtable of Humansville and Jay Huxtable of Holt; two daughters, Mildred George of Fristo and Bessie Snitker, Independence; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 
 Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001at the Morris Bailey Chapel in Holt with burial in the Antioch Cemetery, Holt.

Aletha C. Mellon
 Aletha Carolyn Mellon, age 83, of Lathrop, passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2001 at her home in Lathrop. 
 Aletha was born April 27, 1918, in Lathrop and had lived most of her life in the area. She was a member of the Lathrop First Baptist Church where she had served as organist and pianist for many years. She was a member of the PEO Chapter S in Lathrop and owned Mellon's Market in Lathrop. 
 She was preceded in death by her parents, Pleasant William and Dot Faye Morse Moore and a brother, Charles Moore. 
 Survivors include four daughters: DeAnn Pritchett and Susie Freece, both of Lathrop, Betty Moon of Kansas City and Jane Mings of Blue Springs; a sister, Frances Curl of Lathrop; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 
 Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001 at the Lathrop First Baptist Church,  burial in the Lathrop Cemetery with the Bailey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 
 Memorials may be made to the Lathrop First Baptist Church c/o Bailey Funeral Home, PO Box 13, Lathrop, MO 64465. 

Velma L. Jones
 Velma Louise Jones, 72, of Dearborn passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001 at her home. 
 She was born on August 11, 1929 to William and Kizzie Ellen (Roberts) Hamner in Buchanan County near Frazier where she grew up, attended #6 School and later graduated from Gower High School. 
 On June 5, 1948, she was united in marriage to John James Jones in Agency. After their marriage they lived near Dearborn. Her husband, John, preceded her in death on Dec. 17, 1998. Velma was also preceded in death by her parents and two sisters Twila Mae Hamner and Ruth White. 
 Survivors include two sons, Laurence and Ivan Jones, both of Dearborn; two daughters, Sharlene Hart, St. Joseph and Jolene Hartman, Smithvile; eleven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister Freda Molt, St. Joseph and other relatives and many friends. 
 Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001 at the Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Gower with private family inurnment to be held at a later date at Stony Point Cemetery, Grayson. Donations may be made to Hands of Hope Hospice, St. Joseph. 

Zak Fourie
 Zak Fourie, 19, of Gower formerly of Troy, KS passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2001. 
 He was born on October 2, 1982 to Johan and Elsie (Prinsloo) Fourie in Bethlehem, South Africa, where he attended school and grew up. In 1999 the family moved to Troy where Zak graduated from high school. In November 2000 the family moved to Gower, where they made their home. 
 Zak was a farm worker and was also employed at Breadeaux Pizza in Gower. 
 He attended Frazier Baptist Church in Frazier. 
 Zak is survived by his parents, Johan and Elsie Fourie; two brothers, Ruban and Udo all of the home; grandparents, Sarah Fourie, Vrede, South Africa   and Johan and Hettie Prinsloo, Bethlehem, South Africa. 
 Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001 at the Frazier Baptist Church in Frazier with burial in Allen Cemetery, Gower with Hixson-Klein Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

Iva O. Gamble
 Iva Opal Gamble 93, of Omaha, NE formerly of Plattsburg died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001 at a health care center in Omaha. Mrs. Gamble was born on March 28, 1908 in rural Plattsburg. She was a lifelong resident of Plattsburg before moving to Omaha. 
 Mrs. Gamble was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Plattsburg and The Sweet Adelines of Plattsburg. 
 Mrs. Gamble was  preceded in death by her husband, E. Harold Gamble; her parents, Clyde and Frankie Maude Miller; three brothers, Alvin, Claude, and Lloyd Miller; a sister, Maxine Shotwell. 
 Survivors include her daughter, Carol Anderson of Omaha; three grandchildren, Shelley Anderson and Paula Harris of Omaha and Steve Anderson of Lincoln; and 5 great-grandchildren. 
 Funeral Services were held Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001 at the First Baptist Church of Plattsburg with burial in the Green Lawn Cemetery with  the Cox Funeral Home, Plattsburg in charge of arrangements. 

Billy F. Brownlee
 Billy Furr Brownlee 76, of Holt passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2001. 
 Billy was born June 29, 1925 in Nelson, MO and had lived in Lathrop before moving to Holt fifteen years ago. He was a retired truck driver for Mid American Trucking. He was a Navy veteran of WWII and a member of the VFW in Kearney. He was also a member of the First Christian Church in Lathrop.
 In 1948, he was united in marriage to Grace Taylor in Kansas City and she survives him of the home. 
 Preceding him in death were his parents, Andrew and Maude Marshall Brownlee. 
 Survivors include a son, B.J. Brownlee of Holt; a daughter, Linda Allen of Kansas City; a brother, Joseph Brownlee of Rapid City, SD a sister, Catherine Barchers of Kansas City and 4 grandchildren. 
 Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 13,2001 at the Bailey Funeral Home, Lathrop with burial in the Swan Lake Memorial Gardens in Blue Springs. 

Mary L. Lanham
 Mary L. Lanham, 73, of Edgerton passed away, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2001 at Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph. 
 She was born on June 8, 1928 to Paul Amos and Euna Mae (Smith) Spiers in Winston and later graduated from Edgerton High School. 
 On Dec. 18, 1947 she was united in marriage to Truby Jay Lanham. After their marriage they lived in Edgerton. He preceded her in death on Nov. 30, 1994. 
 Mary worked at Percy Kent Bag Co., National Bellas-Hess, and Ben Franklin, all in Kansas City. 
 She was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Edgerton and the Edgerton Chamber of Commerce. 
 She was also preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Paul Spiers and Jim Spiers. 
 She is survived by a son, Richard Lanham and wife, Janet, Edgerton, two daughters, Sherri James and husband, Goebel, Edgerton and Trudy Corcoran and fiancé, Randy Appleby, St. Joseph; eleven grandchildren, Megan, Jennifer, Ashley, Eric, Cory, Nicolle, Rachel, Timmy Jr., Chuck, Danny and Tony; 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Don Spiers, Gower and Kelly Spiers, Edgerton; five sisters, Ella Hackett, Dearborn, Ruth Nelson, Edgerton, Donna Mullendore, Dearborn, Darlene Amos, Agency and Sharon Crowder, Edgerton; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. 
 Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001 at the Mt. Zion Baptist church, Edgerton with burial in the Ridgely Cemetery, Ridgely. 

Opal Gamble
 Opal Gamble 93 of Omaha, formally of Plattsburg, died Sunday Nov. 11, 2001. Funeral services will be held 10:30am Saturday Nov. 17, 2001 at the First Baptist Church of Plattsburg. Family visitation will be from 7-8:30pm Friday Nov. 16, 2001 at the Cox Funeral Home, Plattsburg. Burial will be in the Green Lawn Cemetery, Plattsburg. 

Brayden D. Fisher
 Brayden Douglas Fisher, infant son of Derek and Shauna Fisher of Kansas City, died Saturday November 10, 2001 at a Kansas City hospital. 
 He was preceded in death by infant sister, Lauren Hope Fisher. 
     Survivors include,  parents, Derek and Shauna Flsher of Kansas City; two infant sisters Madison and Grace Fisher; maternal grandparents Benjamin and Reha Ridgley IV of Plattsburg; paternal grandparents Anthony and Glenna Calfas of Hamiton,  and Richard Fisher of Scottsdale, AZ.  Arrangements through Cox Funeral Home, Plattsburg. 

Cora B. Norder 
 Cora B. Golden Norder, 85, of Mountain Grove, formerly of St. Joseph, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001 at a Houston, Missouri Hospital. Mrs. Norder was born on May 28, 1916, in St. Joseph where she  attended school and lived most of her life before moving to Mountain Grove. 
 Mrs. Norder was the owner and operator of the Golden's Cafe for many years in St. Joseph. She was of the Christian Faith. 
 Mrs. Norder was preceded in death by her parents Clyde and Rebecca Reed, her first husband, Hubert Golden and a daughter Patricia Wiedman. 
 Survivors include her husband Aaron Norder of Browntown, WI; two daughters, Gail Mitchell of Mountain Grove and Janet Drennen of St. Joseph; 8 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. 
 Graveside services were held Monday, Nov. 12, 2001 at the Mt. Auburn Cemetery, St. Joseph.  Cox Funeral Home, Plattsburg was in charge of arrangements. 

Doris L. Young
 Doris Lee (Simmons) Young, 76, Cameron, formerly  of St. Joseph, died Wed. Nov. 7, 2001, at a Kansas City, KS hospital. 
 Born in Chillicothe on Sept. 3, 1925, Mrs. Young lived in St. Joseph most of her life until moving to Cameron six years ago. 
 She was retired from Noma Lites in St. Joseph and also was a volunteer secretary at the Cameron Nutrition Center/Stella Grinstead Center. She also volunteered at Cameron Manor Nursing Home. 
 Mrs. Young was a member of the Cameron United Methodist Church and Auxiliary to the Pony Express American Legion Post No 359 in St. Joseph, of which she was a past president. 
 In May of 1969, she married Shorty Young. He died in 1992. 
 Mrs. Young also was preceded in death by her parents, John and Essie Simmons; three brothers, Robert, Wilbur and Clarance Simmons; and four sisters, Faye Gardner, Irene Pittman ,Hazel Mosher and Helen Gordon. 
 Survivors include three daughters, Sherry Grafton, Plattsburg, Terry Bregin, St. Joseph and Patricia Milbourn, Kansas City; three sons, Larry Milbourn, Phoenix, Garry Milbourn, Council Bluffs and Ricky Milbourn, Cameron; 18 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. 
 Services were held Saturday, Nov.10, 2001 at the United Methodist Church, Cameron with burial in the Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph. 
 Memorials may be made to the Cameron Nutrition Center/Stella Grinstead Center. 

Ermine (Everett) Mosby
 Ermine (Everett) Mosby, 86, Media, PA., formerly of Independence and Gower passed away, Saturday, November 3, 2001 at a hospital in Media, PA. 
 She was born on July 10, 1915 to Leslie B. and Julia (McGaughey) Everett near Hemple where she attended school, grew up, and graduated from the Gower High School.  Ermine later attended Maryville State Teacher College in Maryville. 
 On April 27, 1947 she was united in marriage to Ralph B. Mosby.  After their marriage they lived in the greater Kansas City Area, later moved to Independence and in 1999 they moved to Media, PA. where they made their home. 
 Ermine was a long time member of the Sterling Acres Baptist Church in Raytown. 
 She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Charles Everett, three sister, Violet Poage, Georgia D. Everett, and Anna Horn. 
 Ermine is survive by her husband, Ralph, of the home, one son and daughter-in-law, Leleand and Linda Mosby, of Boothwyn, PA, four grandchildren, Leland Mosby, Jr. and wife, Joni, Crystal Mosby, Danielle Mosby, and Tony Persichetti, one brother, Woody Everett, of Cedar Grove, NJ, several nieces and nephew, other relative and many friends. 
 Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 7, 2001 at 2PM at the Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Gower. Burial at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Gower. 
 Donations may be made to the Mt. Zion Cemetery. 

Hermie A. Schmidt
 Hermie Agnes (Cooper) Schmidt, 88, Rock Port, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001 at a Fairfax hospital. 
 Mrs. Schmidt, a homemaker, was a member of the First Lutheran Church, Rock Port. 
 Born on Oct. 26, 1913, in Rock Port, she was a lifelong resident.  She graduated from West Bend Country School, near Rock Port. 
 On Sept. 14, 1937, she married Norman Schmidt in Wathena, KS.  He preceded her in death in 1990. 
 Mrs. Schmidt was also preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Minnie Cooper; two sisters, Frieda Clemens and Rena Schmidt; and an infant brother, Henry H. Cooper. 
 Surviving:  two daughters, Darlene Schmidt, Rock Port and Sharon DeVore, Pomeroy, IA; a brother, Harry L Cooper, Rock Port; six sisters, Etta Cooper, St. Joseph, Lucile Thompson, Rock Port, Evelyn Carter, Skidmore, Betty Johnson, Fairfax, Mary A. Kerns, Stewartsville and Emma J. Taylor, Gladstone; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 
 Services: 2PM Wednesday, First Lutheran Church, Rock Port.  Burial:  Hunter Cemetery, Rock Port.  Memorials to First Lutheran Church of Hunter Cemetery. 

Carl I. McQuerrey
 Carl I. McQuerrey, 85, Excelsior Springs, formerly of St. Joseph and Lawson, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, at a healthcare center in Excelsior Springs. 
 Mr. McQuerrey was employed as a cabinet maker. During World War II, he served in the Navy. 
 Born near Lawson on April 1, 1916, he lived in Lawson and St. Joseph, and after retiring, returned to the Lawson area.  He was a resident of a health-care center in Excelsior Springs since May of 2001. 
 In 1994, he married Dorothy A. Apt of Excelsior Springs.  She died in 1997. 
 Mr. McQuerrey also was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Lottie; four sisters, Elsie Crowley, Kathryn McGaugh, Charlotte Money and an infant; and a brother, Melvin. 
 Surviving: two sisters, Frances Brawner, Bella Vista, AR., and Edith McGaugh, Lathrop. 
 Graveside services and burial were held Sunday, November 4, 2001 at Lawson Cemetery.  Arrangements made by D.W. Newcomer's Sons Jarman Funeral Home, Lawson. 

Faye Shaffer
 Faye (Shephard) Shaffer, 77, Maysville, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2001, at a St. Joseph hospital. 
 Mrs. Shaffer was employed as a nurse's aide at LaVerna Heights, Savannah. 
 Born on Oct. 24, 1924, in Gallatin, she attended Daviess County rural schools. 
 In 1940, she married William M. Shaffer in Miami, OK.  He preceded her in death in 1981. 
 Mrs. Shaffer was also preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Nada Shepherd; and a son. 
 Surviving: two sons, Ray Parton, Stewartsville and Roger Parton; a daughter, Nina Cooper, Amity; two brothers, John R. Shephard, Gallatin and Fred Shephard, Kansas City; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. 
 Reception: 5-7PM Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, at the home of grandson Greg Coleman, St. Joseph.  The body has been cremated. Arrangements by Bram Funeral Home, Maysville. 

Ruth E. Allen
 Ruth E. Allen, 84, of Gower, passed away, Thursday, November 1, 2001 at Saxton Riverside Care Center in St. Joseph. 
 She was born on November 8, 1916 to William Ernest and Anna Lee (Taylor) Brinton near Agency.  Ruth grew up and attended school near Agency and in 1934 she graduated from Agency High School. 
 On April 10, 1940 she was united in marriage to William Frederick Allen.  After their marriage they farmed near Gower where they made their home.  In 1975 her husband preceded her in death and in 1994 Ruth moved to Gower. 
 Ruth work at Nelly Don in St. Joseph.  She was a member of the Gower Christian Church where she was baptized in December 1949.  She was also a member of the Gower 39er's, the Friendly Circle Club and the Jolly helper's Club.  Her most fascinating hobby was bridge and she was a member of the Bid and Bye Bridge Club in Gower. 
 Ruth was also preceded in death by her parents and two sons, Paul Lee Allen in 1981 and Harold Frederick Allen in 1994. 
 She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Annabell Allen, Liberty; who she maintained a special relationship with, her identical twin sister, Ruby Marcella DeVore, Agency; two grandchildren, William Frederick Allen and wife, Rachel, and Jacqueline Ann Butcher and husband, Brian, five great-grandchildren, Monica Lynn Allen, Ruth Elizabeth Allen, William Fredrick Allen, Joshua Lynn Butcher, and Samantha Harley Butcher, special caregivers, Marcella and Darrell Fortner, several nieces, nephews, and cousins, other relatives and many friends. 
 Funeral services were held Monday, November 5, 2001 at Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Gower with burial at Allen Cemetery. 
 Donations may be made to the Kendallwood Hospice in St. Joseph. 

Sharon L. Hatton
 Sharon Lynn Hatton, 48, of Edgerton, passed away Thursday, November 1, 2001 at her home. 
 She was born on February 4, 1953 to Luther A. and Edith E. (Stafford) Hatton in Smithville.  Sharon grew up near Edgerton where she made her home. 
 Sharon was life-long member of the congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses in Platte City. 
 She was preceded in death by her mother, Edith, on June 27, 2001. 
 She is survived by her father, Luther A. Hatton, of the home; two aunts, Elaine Crotts, Garden City, KS., and Cassie Scott of St. Joseph, one uncle, Ed Gray of St. Joseph, several cousins, other relatives and many friends. 
 Funeral services were held November 3rd at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Platte City.  Burial at Dearborn Cemetery. 
 Donations may be made to her church. 
 Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Smithville, in charge of arrangements. 

Deanna L. Braden
 Deanna L. Braden, 62 of Trimble, passed away Wed., October 31, 2001 at the St. Luke's Northland Hospital. 
 Mrs. Braden was born on August 28, 1939 in Independence and had lived in the Kansas City/Raytown area until moving to Trimble 3 months ago.  She had been employed in the credit department of Ferrell Gas company for several years.  She was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints. 
 She was preceded in death by her father, Lloyd B. Smith in 1972. 
 Mrs. Braden is survived be her husband of 42 years, Charles Braden of the home; one son, Erik Braden and his wife Tonya of Kansas City; two daughters and their husbands, Kimberly and Jim Preston of Kansas City; Kelly and Mark Giza of Montourseville, PA; her mother, Dorothy Skinner of Kansas City; one sister, Marilyn Hymes of Independence; three grandchildren, Mark Giza, Cody Braden and Benjamin Preston, and by several nieces and nephews. 
 Services were held Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001 at the Speaks Suburban Chapel.  With Burial in Mound Grove Cemetery.  Arrangements by Speaks Suburban Chapel. 
 Contributions are suggested to the American heart Association. 

Callie A. Hellyer Porter
 Callie A. Hellyer Porter, 92, of Smithville, passed away Monday, October 29, 2001 at the Gower Convalescent Center in Gower. 
 She was born on May 7, 1909 to George and Elnora (Collins) Petitt near Ridgely. Callie grew up and attended school in Trimble. 
 On December 30, 1926 she was united in marriage to Earl J. Hellyer.  After their marriage they farmed near Smithville, and in 1953 they moved near Ridgely where hey made their home. Her husband, Earl, preceded her in death on July 6, 1961, and she then moved to Smithville. She was also preceded in death by her second husband, Willard Porter, on December 12, 1976. 
 Callie worked for Morton's Department Store and later Justus Drugs, both in Smithville, for many years. 
 She was a member of the First Christian Church in Smithville for over 45 years.  Callie was a den mother for the Cub Scouts, PTA room mother, and also was secretary for the Fry School, all in Smithville. 
 Callie was also preceded in death by her parents, an infant son, Larry Jo Hellyer; five brothers, Russell Petitt, Jesse Petitt, Lloyd Petitt, Collins Pettit, and Willard Petitt. 
 She is survived by one son, E.J. Hellyer and wife, Shirley, Edgerton; four grandchildren, Jeffrey Earl Hellyer and wife, Shannon, James Dean Hellyer and wife, Allison, Katrina Joy Taylor and husband, John, and Lori June Lindstrom and husband, Kevin, 12 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. 
 Funeral services were held November 2nd at the Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Smithville with burial at Ridgely Cemetery, Ridgely. 
 Donations may be made to the First Christian Church in Smithville. 

William F. Rotterman
 William F. "Bill" Rotterman, 80, St. Joseph, died Monday, October 29, 2001, at his residence. 
 Mr. Rotterman, who was engaged in farming, was born in St. Joseph on Jan. 1, 1921, and was a lifelong resident of St. Joseph. 
 He attended Hope United Church of Christ at Cosby.  He was a member of the former Swiss Lodge of St. Joseph and Mid America Dairy Association. 
 Mr. Rotterman was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl; his parents, Frederick and Elizabeth; a brother, John; and two sisters, Elizabeth Freeman and an infant. 
 Surviving: a son, William L., St. Joseph; a daughter, Linda Swoboda, Gower; two brothers, Frank, Clarksdale and Fred, Savannah; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
 Services were held Friday at Rupp Funeral Home, St. Joseph with burial at Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph. 

Robert F. Davis
 Robert F. Davis, 66, Easton, formerly of  St. Joseph, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001, at his residence. 
 Mr. Davis, a dairy farmer, also worked as a school bus  driver, for Stetson Hats in St. Joseph and later as a truck driver for Economy Express until retiring in 2000. He also was a route carrier for the St. Joseph News-Press for several years. 
 Born in St. Joseph on Dec. 25, 1934, he was reared in St. Joseph, but spent most of his life in Easton. 
 Mr. Davis was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in St. Joseph. 
 On Sept. 20, 1952, he married Leila C. Schwalm. She survives of the home. 
 Mr. Davis was preceded in death by a son, David; and his parents, James A. Davis and Anna L. Still. 
 Additional survivors include four daughters, Janice Sipes, Easton, Lorie Russell and Kristie Gardner, both of St. Joseph and Robin Sollars, Wathena KS; a sister, Dolly Harless, Plattsburg; two brothers, James Davis and Lavern Still, both of St. Joseph; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and five step great-grandchildren. 
 Memorial service was held Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at the Wesley United Methodist Church, St. Joseph with Inurnment in Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer society or his church. 

David K. Fisher
 David Keith Fisher, 56, of Ridgely passed away, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001 at North Kansas City Hospital. 
 He was born on August 4, 1945 to Jacob and Joanna (VanHoute) Fisher in Kansas City. He  grew up near Ridgely and graduated from North Platte High School in Dearborn  and later graduated from Park College in Parkville. David then served his country for two years in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. After his honorable discharge he lived near Ridgely. 
 He was self-employed and was a member of the Colonial Presbyterian Church in Kansas City. 
 David was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister Ruth Graham. 
 Survivors include a brother, Mark Fisher and wife, Mary Ann of Ridgely; eight nieces and nephews, nine great-nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends. 
 Funeral services were held Saturday at the Hixson-Klein Funeral Home in Smithville with burial in the Ridgely Cemetery. 
 Donations may be made to The City Union Mission, 1100 E 11th St., Kansas City, MO 64106. 

Marlin D.Watkins
 Marlin Dee Watkins, 80, of Kansas City, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001 at his home. 
 He was born on Sept. 3, 1921 to Steve and Lizzie (Tyson) Watkins in Edgerton where he attended school and grew up. 
 Marlin served his country in the US Army during WWII. 
 On Aug. 16, 1947 he was united in marriage to Dorothy Haugen. After their marriage they lived in Kansas City. She survives of the home. 
 Marlin retired from General Motors after 30 years of service in February of 1982. He was a past Scoutmaster of Troop 36 of Boy Scouts of America and also a Honorary Warrior of the Tribe of the Mic-O-Say. 
 He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, his twin, Marvin and Francis Watkins and one sister, Viola Nay. 
 Additional survivors include two sons, David Watkins, Smithville and Raymond Watkins, Kansas City; three daughters, Marilyn Wyatt, Stanley, KS, Linda Williams and Lisa Watkins, both of Kansas City; a brother, Mitchell Watkins, Ridgely; nine grandchildren several  nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. 
 Funeral services were held at the Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Edgerton with burial in the Ridgely Cemetery. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association. 

Helen Kilgore
 Helen Kilgore, 86, of Gower, formerly of Mt. Sherman, AR passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001 at her home. 
 She was born on May 10, 1915 to W.A. and Ada (Wiggs) McCurry in Haileyville, OK. Helen grew up and attended grade school in Zink, AR and graduated high school from the School of the Ozarks in Hollister, MO. She later received her teaching degree from Arkansas Tech. 
 On November 9, 1935, she was united in marriage to Herman Kilgore. After their marriage they lived in Mt. Sherman, AR and in 1952 they moved to Kansas City. In 1985 they retired and moved to Jasper, AR. Her husband Herman, preceded her in death in 1989 and in1992 she moved to Gower. 
 Helen was a teacher for Jasper School District in Jasper and later worked as a seamstress for Nelly Dawn in Kansas City. She was a member of the White Ave. Methodist Church in Kansas City and the Jolly Helper's Club of Gower. 
 She was also preceded in death by her parents, and four brothers, J.W., Mack, Hoyt and Elmer McCurry. 
 Helen is survived by a son, Glen Kilgore, Gower; a daughter Euteva Villines, Bonner Springs; three grandsons Steve, Keith and Kent Kilgore all of Gower; a granddaughter,  Deloris Adriano, Kansas City; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Thomas McCurry, Roseville, CA; three sisters, Naomi Spencer, Lee's Summit, Phillis Henderson and Jackie Riddlesperger, both of Harrison, AR; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. 
 Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, at the Christeson Funeral Home, Harrison, AR with burial in Mt. Sherman Cemetery, Jasper. 
 Hixson-Klein Funeral Home in Gower was in charge of arrangements. 

Gerald E. Warfield
 Gerald E. Warfield, 60, of Lathrop died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001 at the Liberty Hospital. 
 He was born December 16, 1940 in Galesburg, IL and had lived in Lathrop since 1999. 
 He was a veteran of the Vietnam War having served in the Army. He was a cosmetic salesman. 
 Preceding him in death were his parents Parry and Martha Warfield. 
 Survivors include a sister, Patricia Swope of Lathrop. 
 Private memorial services will be held at a later date. The body has been cremated. Bailey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Ryan T. Holmes
 Ryan Thomas Holmes, 3 month old son of Chris and Ruth Holmes, of Smithville passed away, Monday, Oct. 15, 2001. 
 He was born on July 7, 2001, in Kansas City. Ryan was baptized at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Smithville on Aug. 5, 2001. 
 He is survived by his parents and two sisters, Emily Nicole Holmes and Abigail Leann Holmes all of the home; paternal grandparents, Tom and Mary Lou Holmes of Kansas City; maternal grandparents, George and Roberta Lowman of Smithville, Ed and Loretta Warner of Tempe, AZ; maternal great-grandparents, Betty Keith, Lamera Lowman, and Nana Maxine Palmer all of Smithville; uncles, Mike and Greg Holmes, and uncle Bob Steele along with several other aunts and cousins. 
 Funeral Mass was held at  Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Smithville with burial in the I.O.O.F., Cemetery, Smithville with Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Smithville in charge of arrangements. 

 Rose N. Harrington
 Rose Nelson Harrington, age 88, formerly of Lathrop and currently a long-time resident of LaCanada, CA, passed away October 14, 2001 at a Glendale Hospital in Glendale, CA. 
 Rose was born Aug. 17, 1913, in Springfield and grew up in St. Louis, where she graduated from Mary Institute. She attended the University of Missouri where she joined Kappa Alpha Theta and remained an active member of the southern California alumnae group for many years. She graduated from the University of Michigan and in 1939 married Robert Stuckey Harrington and had lived in the Lathrop area before moving to California where Mr. Harrington founded the firm of Harrington, Foxx, Dubrew and Canter. He preceded her in death in 1983. 
 During WWII, Rose worked as a Gray Lady at the Long Beach Veterans Hospital. She was a charter member of the Flintridge-LaCanada Guild of he Huntington Memorial Hospital and had served as president. 
 She is survived by nieces and nephews. 
 Graveside services were held Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001 at the Lathrop Cemetery, Lathrop with the Bailey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to a favorite charity. 

Wilma L. Richardson
 Wilma L:. Richardson, 82, of Cameron died Oct. 15, 2001. 
 She was born in Holt on Dec. 6, 1918. She was a former member of the United Methodist Church in Perrin. 
 Preceding her in death were her parents, Hershel and Lillie Pierson; five brothers, Ralph, Albert, Floyd, Gene and Melvin Pierson; two sisters, Elsie Dee Golden and Mildred Harris; and her husband, Vollie Richardson. 
 Survivors include a son Dan Richardson of Smithville; a daughter, Beverly Massey of Cameron; two sisters, Marie Ford of Excelsior Springs and Roberta Bradley, Houston; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 
 Services were held Wed. Oct. 17, 20001 at the Poland-Thompson Chapel with burial in the Cameron Memory Gardens. 
 Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society. 

Gerald W. Boydston
 Gerald W. Boydston 78, of Plattsburg died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001  at the KU Med Center in Kansas City, KS. 
 Born on Nov. 15, 1922, in Bucklin, KS where he attended school. He was a veteran of WWII where he served in the US Army where he received a good conduct medal, Purple Heart, two Bronze Stars, a Bronze Service Arrowhead and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon. 
 Mr. Boydston owned and operated his own trucking business for many years in the rural Clinton County area. He was a member of the Kearney Bible Church in Kearney and the American Legion Post #97. 
 On Feb. 19, 1949, he married the former Alta V. Peck. She survives of the home. 
 Preceding him in death were his parents Rufus and Mary Boydston; a son Michael Boydston and a brother, Russell Boydston. 
 Additional survivors include three sons, Dennis of Plattsburg, Jerry of Liberty, and Ronald of Warsaw; four daughters, Theresa Cooksey of Stafford, Debra Kent of Holt, Judy Kisky of Garden Grove, IA and Karen Cockrill of Smithville; three brothers, Donald and Norman of Springhill, KS and Ivan  of Paola, KS; two sisters, Freda Schlesener of Osawatomie, KS and Juanita Elrod of Shawnee, KS; 15 grandchildren and15 great-grandchildren. 
 Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001 at the Cox Funeral Home, Plattsburg with burial in the Grayson Cemetery, Grayson. The family suggests memorial gifts to the Kearney Bible Church in Kearney. 
 Arrangements by  the Cox Funeral Home, Inc., Plattsburg. 

Ivan J. Sell, III
 Ivan Joseph Sell, III, 18, of Kansas City, formally of St. Joseph, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001 at his residence. 
 Born June 27, 1983 in Houston, TX. Mr Sell moved with his family to St. Joseph two years ago and then  a month ago moved to Kansas City. 
 Mr. Sell had attended Benton High School and worked as a labor contractor. 
 Preceding him in death was a sister, Lauretta Sell; his paternal grandfather, Ivan Sell Sr., and a step-grandfather Jewell Veraguth. 
 Survivors include his parents Ivan and Gail Sell Jr.; four brothers, Daren, Billy, and Ronald of St. Joseph and David Goosey of Brookfield; six sisters Mona Cowick of Belmont, TX, Rhonda Lawson of Texas, Ruth and Mary Sell and Sherry Swope of St. Joseph, Jo Anne Sell of Kansas City; paternal grandmother Ruth Veraguth of St. Joseph; maternal grandparents Bob and Kay Cowick of Texas. 
 Memorial services were held Monday, Oct. 15, 2001 at the Cox Funeral Home, Plattsburg. The body has been cremated with inurnment at a later date. 

Bill Freemyer
 Bill Freemyer, 68, of Camden Point, passed away, Oct. 9, 2001 at North Kansas City Hospital. 
 He was born on March 19, 1933 to Eugene and Monola (Means) Feemyer in Creston, IA where he grew up and graduated from Creston High School in 1951. He then served his country in the US Air Force during the Korean War. 
 Bill attended Creston Jr. College, University of Iowa, and laer received his Masters in Education at Northwest Missouri State Teachers College. After his college graduation, Bill lived in Dearborn and  later moved to Camden Point where he made his home. 
 He taught Science and Biology at North Platte High School and later served as principal of North Platte High school, retiring in 1989. 
 He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Freemyer. 
 Survivors include his mother, Monola Freemyer, Creston; two brothers, Gene and wife Peggy, Creston and Jerry and wife Sue, Lebanon; a sister, Connie SpainHower and husband Rex, Creston; several nieces and nephews other relatives and many friends. 
 Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001 at the Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Edgerton. Graveside and burial  was held Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001 at Graceland Cemetery, Creston. 
 Donations may be made to the North Platte Education Foundation, c/o North Platte High School, Dearborn, MO.

Edna M. Graham 
 Mrs. Edna M. Graham,61 of Plattsburg, died Monday Oct.8, 2001 at the Liberty Hospital. 
 Mrs. Graham was born Nov. 16, 1939 in Cameron. She attended the Douglas School in Cameron.  Mrs. Graham was a homemaker and was a member of the Davis Temple Pentecostal Church Of Plattsburg. Mrs. Graham was a writer of Poetry and of songs, many pieces of her work have been published. She was a licensed foster care provider for the State Of Missouri. 
 On Nov. 16,1962, she married Cornelius "Adam" Graham, whom survives of the home. 
 Mrs. Graham was preceded in death by her parents Joshua and Serena (Tapp) Jackson; an infant son James A. Ginn; 4 brothers George J, Everett, Joshua and Francis Jackson; and a sister Margaret E. Jackson. 
 Surviving are two sons Craig Graham of Plattsburg,  Billy Darnell Graham of the home; two daughters Stacey Graham of Independence and Tiffany Austin of Raytown; three brothers Herbert, Larry, and Arnold Jackson all of Cameron; two sisters Betty Jackson of Cameron and, Evelyn J. Kelley of Plattsburg; and 8 grandchildren. 
 Funeral Services were held Saturday Oct. 13, 2001, at the Davis Temple Pentecostal Church, Plattsburg. Burial will be in the Mt. Washington Cemetery, Plattsburg.  Arrangements by Cox Funeral Home, Plattsburg. 

Robert E. Page
 Robert E.L. Page, age 86, of rural Holt passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001 at his home in Holt. 
 Robert was born January 24, 1915, in Clay County near Excelsior Springs and had lived in the Holt and Converse areas since 1949. Robert was  a retired farmer, a member of the Holt Baptist Church in Holt and a Marine veteran of WWII where he was a POW. He was a member of the VFW in Kansas City and in Bristow, OK; a member of the Disabled Veteran's Association and a member of the Prisoner of War Organization. 
 He was united in marriage to Kathleen O'Dell on Oct. 20, 1946 in Paola, KS. She survives him of the home. 
 Preceding him in death were his parents, Fred and Mary Corum Page; two brothers, Charlton Page and Thomas Page; a sister, Elizabeth Hatcher. 
 Additional survivors include a son, Kenneth "Corky" Barnett of Excelsior Springs; two brothers, James Page of Malakoff, TX and David Page of Kansas City; a sister Annabell O'Dell of Kansas City; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. 
 Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001 at the Holt Baptist Church with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Kearney. Memorial contributions maybe made to Liberty Hospital Hospice, PO Box 1002, Liberty, MO 64069-9805. Arrangements were made by the Bailey Funeral Home, Lathrop. 

Phill W. Hubbard
 Phill W. Hubbard, 48, of Kansas City, KS, formerly of Smithville, passed away on  Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001 in Kansas City. 
 He was born on July 9, 1953 to Charles Abner and Minnie Elsie (Worthy) Hubbard in Smithville where he attended school and grew up. 
 Phill then served his country in the US Army as an SP-4 during the Vietnam War. After his honorable discharge he lived in Smithville, Edgerton and later moved to Kansas City. 
 He worked at the Camp Branch Marina at Smithville Lake, was a mechanic and later worked for Wallboard Specialties, INc., in Kansas City. 
 Phill was preceded in death by his father, Charles Abner Hubbard. 
 Survivors include three sons, Michael Hubbard, Anchorage, AK, Josh Hubbard, Hamilton and Jason Hubbard, Kansas City, KS; three daughters, Amy Williams, Breckenridge, Angie Hubbard, Cameron and Tara Hubbard, Phoenix, AZ; his mother, Minnie Trumbo, Edgerton; three brothers, Dannie Hubbard, Athens, TX, Leslie Hubbard, Edgerton and David Hubbard, St. Joseph; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. 
 Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 8, 2001 at the Hixson-Klein funeral Home, Smithville with burial in Paradise Cemetery, near Smithville. Donations may be made to the Paradise Cemetery. 

Cindy K. Parker
 Cindy K. Parker, 39, Windsor, MO passed away Oct. 4, 2001 in Blairstown, MO. 
 Cindy was born Sept. 6, 1962 in Richmond to Elmo and Nellie (Wormsley) Parker. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Windsor and the Excelsior Springs Eagles Auxiliary. 
 She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant son, Nathaniel Dee Conner in 1980. 
 Survivors include two sons, Richard Conner, Paola, KS and Matthew Hieronymus, Windsor; two daughters, Amanda Frieben, Windsor and Jennifer O'Dell, Clinton; four brothers, John Parker, Elmira, Jim Parker, Lawson, Dennis Parker, Kansas City KS and Elmo Parker, Jr., Windsor; seven sisters, Arletta Teegarden, Windsor, Mollie Sims, Lake of the Ozarks, Edith Vance, Rockaway Beach, Sally Nance, Exelsior Springs, Tressie Elam, LaCyne, KS, Pat Elam, Oswatamie, KS, Marilyn Parker, Excelsior Springs, and Carol Carder, Cowgill; many nieces and nephews. 
 Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 8, 2001 at the Polley Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs with burial in the Elmira Cemetery, Elmira, MO. 

Ethel Delaney
 Ethel Auxier Delaney, 95, of St. Joseph, formerly of Gower passed away Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2001 at a hospital in St. Joseph. 
 Ethel was born on March 25, 1906 to Thomas Dowell and Annie Auxier in Gower where she grew up and in 1926 graduated from Gower High School. Ethel worked as a type-setter for a printing shop in Gower. 
 On August 10, 1928 she was united in marriage to Arthur Delaney. After their marriage they farmed in the Gower area and in 1958 they moved to Gower where they owned and operated two service stations and later Delaney Grocery Store. In 1974 they moved to St. Joseph where they made their home. Her husband, Art, preceded her in death on July 22, 1984. 
 Ethel was also preceded in death by four brothers, Joseph Auxier, Jewell "Speck/Babe" Auxier, Erven L. Auxier, and Gene Auxier; and two sister, Mary Lou Auxier and Georgia Gipson. 
 Survivors include a sister, Vernie Auxier Hall of Saxton Care Center, St. Joseph; Barbara Gipson-Komer; grandson, Jerald and wife, Jill, and great grandson, Ian Komer, grandson, Clifton and wife Andrea, and great-granddaughter, Alexis Butcher, all of St. Joseph, several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. 
 Graveside services and burial was held Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001 at Allen Cemetery, with Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Gower in charge of arrangements. Donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation. 

James W. White, Sr.
 James "Jim" William White, Sr. 77, of Edgerton passed away Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2001, from injuries sustained in automobile accident in Platte County. 
 He was born on March 14, 1924 to James Christopher and Clara Valentine (Helms) White in Fairview, OK where he attended school and grew up. 
 Jim then served his country in the United States Army Air Corps as a Corporal during WWII. After his honorable discharge, Jim worked for the Santa Fe Railroad as a train engineer in Fairview, OK. 
 On December 17, 1949 he was united in marriage to Joan L. Nicholson in Dell City, OK. After their marriage, they lived in Wichita, KS, Roswell, NM, Platte City and in 1966 they moved to Edgerton where they made their home. 
 Jim worked as an airplane machinist for Boeing Aircraft in Wichita for 22 years and later worked for TWA at the KCI Airport as an airplane mechanic, retiring in 1986. He was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church in Fairview, OK and the Daniel Schaffer American Legion Post in Edgerton, Veterans of Foreign  War, the King David Lodge I.O.O.F. #32 in Roswell, NM and the local 1650 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers in Kansas City. 
 He was preceded in death by his parents, and an infant daughter, Rhonda Kay White. 
 Survivors include his wife Jo of the home; four sons, James W. White, Jr., St. James, John C. White, Hennessy, OK, Steven W. White, San Marcos, TX, Bruce Parcell and wife Pam, Joplin; six daughters, Diane Clark, St. James, Lori Hoskins and husband, Kevin, Burlington, KS, Kim Cockriel and fiance, Ben Gibson, Prairie Village, KS, Valerie Donnici, Kansas City, Kelly Eastwood and fiance Daniel Christensen, Plattsburg, Traci Cory and husband, Jason, O'Fallon, IL; twenty-nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren ; a sister, Vivian Thornhill, Oklahoma City; several nieces and nephew, other relatives and many friends. 
 Funeral services were held Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001 at  the Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Edgerton with burial Monday, Oct. 8, 2001 at Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS. 

Anna M. Poage
 Anna May (Farr) Poage, 90, of Gower passed away, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001 at Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph. 
 She was born on Nov. 9, 1910 to William W and Julia (Cobb) Farr near Gower. 
 On May 24, 1937 she was united in marriage to Forrest D. "Fuzzy" Poage. After their marriage they farmed near Gower, where they made their home. He preceded her in death on May 19, 1997. 
 Anna May was also preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Ray Farr, and a sister, Josie Gibson. 
 She is survived by a daughter, Shirley Cox and husband, Jim, Gower; two grandchildren, Karen Main and husband, Stephen, Smithville and James D. Cox and wife, Michelle, Gower; four great-grandchildren, Brianna, Kristin, Kaitlin, and Erin; twin brothers, Clyde and Claude Farr, both of Gower; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. 
 Funeral services were held Friday, October 5, 2001 at the Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Gower with burial in Allen Cemetery, Gower. 

Joe E. Durham
 Joe E. Durham, 79, of Raytown formerly Jefferson City, died Oct. 1, 2001 at the Hidden Lake Care Center in Raytown. Mr. Durham was born on Dec. 13, 1921 in Bixby, OK, where he attended school. Mr. Durham was  a veteran of WWII, where he received a Good Conduct medal and an American Defense Service Ribbon. Mr. Durham was a self-employed businessman who owned and operated the Presion Art Engraving Company in Jefferson City for many years. One of Mr. Durham's favorite hobbies was playing cards. 
 He married the former Edith Fry who preceded him in death in 1993. His parents William and Maggie Durham; two brothers, William and Jim Durham; three sisters, Mary Roberts, Eve Karst, and Flo Bateman, also preceded Mr. Durham in death. 
 Survivors include  a daughter, Jo Spriggs of Lake Ozark; two granddaughters, Susan Hagerman, Raytown and  Debbie Johnson of Chicago; two sisters, Alma Lachs of Lee's Summit and Iva Turinsky of Tulsa. 
 Graveside services and inurnment was held Friday, Oct. 5, 2001 at the Green Lawn Cemetery, Plattsburg with arrangements made by the Cox Funeral Home. The family suggest memorial gifts to the Veterans Administration, 4801 Linwood Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64128 or the American Cancer Society. 

Phill W. Hubbard
 Phill W. Hubbard, 48, of Kansas City, KS, formerly of Smithville, passed away on  Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001 in Kansas City. 
 He was born on July 9, 1953 to Charles Abner and Minnie Elsie (Worthy) Hubbard in Smithville where he attended school and grew up. 
 Phill then served his country in the US Army as an SP-4 during the Vietnam War. After his honorable discharge he lived in Smithville, Edgerton and later moved to Kansas City. 
 He worked at the Camp Branch Marina at Smithville Lake, was a mechanic and later worked for Wallboard Specialties, INc., in Kansas City. 
 Phill was preceded in death by his father, Charles Abner Hubbard. 
 Survivors include three sons, Michael Hubbard, Anchorage, AK, Josh Hubbard, Hamilton and Jason Hubbard, Kansas City, KS; three daughters, Amy Williams, Breckenridge, Angie Hubbard, Cameron and Tara Hubbard, Phoenix, AZ; his mother, Minnie Trumbo, Edgerton; three brothers, Dannie Hubbard, Athens, TX, Leslie Hubbard, Edgerton and David Hubbard, St. Joseph; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. 
 Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 8, 2001 at the Hixson-Klein funeral Home, Smithville with burial in Paradise Cemetery, near Smithville. Donations may be made to the Paradise Cemetery. 

Cindy K. Parker
 Cindy K. Parker, 39, Windsor, MO passed away Oct. 4, 2001 in Blairstown, MO. 
 Cindy was born Sept. 6, 1962 in Richmond to Elmo and Nellie (Wormsley) Parker. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Windsor and the Excelsior Springs Eagles Auxiliary. 
 She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant son, Nathaniel Dee Conner in 1980. 
 Survivors include two sons, Richard Conner, Paola, KS and Matthew Hieronymus, Windsor; two daughters, Amanda Frieben, Windsor and Jennifer O'Dell, Clinton; four brothers, John Parker, Elmira, Jim Parker, Lawson, Dennis Parker, Kansas City KS and Elmo Parker, Jr., Windsor; seven sisters, Arletta Teegarden, Windsor, Mollie Sims, Lake of the Ozarks, Edith Vance, Rockaway Beach, Sally Nance, Exelsior Springs, Tressie Elam, LaCyne, KS, Pat Elam, Oswatamie, KS, Marilyn Parker, Excelsior Springs, and Carol Carder, Cowgill; many nieces and nephews. 
 Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 8, 2001 at the Polley Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs with burial in the Elmira Cemetery, Elmira, MO. 

Robert E. Page
 Robert E.L. Page, age 86, of rural Holt passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001 at his home in Holt. 
 Robert was born January 24, 1915, in Clay County near Excelsior Springs and had lived in the Holt and Converse areas since 1949. Robert was  a retired farmer, a member of the Holt Baptist Church in Holt and a Marine veteran of WWII where he was a POW. He was a member of the VFW in Kansas City and in Bristow, OK; a member of the Disabled Veteran's Association and a member of the Prisoner of War Organization. 
 He was united in marriage to Kathleen O'Dell on Oct. 20, 1946 in Paola, KS. She survives him of the home. 
 Preceding him in death were his parents, Fred and Mary Corum Page; two brothers, Charlton Page and Thomas Page; a sister, Elizabeth Hatcher. 
 Additional survivors include a son, Kenneth "Corky" Barnett of Excelsior Springs; two brothers, James Page of Malakoff, TX and David Page of Kansas City; a sister Annabell O'Dell of Kansas City; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. 
 Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001 at the Holt Baptist Church with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Kearney. Memorial contributions maybe made to Liberty Hospital Hospice, PO Box 1002, Liberty, MO 64069-9805. Arrangements were made by the Bailey Funeral Home, Lathrop. 

William F. Moore
 William F. Moore, age 92, of Holt, passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, at his home. 
 William was born east of Holt on Jan. 21, 1909, and lived all his life in the Holt area. On Feb. 7, 1931, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Baker and she preceded him in death in 1994. He was a farmer, retiring in 1973. William was a member of the First Baptist Church in Holt; a board member of the Holt Volunteer Fire Department, and on the board of the Antioch Cemetery since 1952. 
 William was also preceded in death by his parents, James and Fannie Moore; two sisters, Marjorie Ford and Mary Belle Buckeridge; and a great-granddaughter. 
 Survivors include two sons, Billy of Holt and Don of Lathrop; two sisters, Margaret Poage of Shawnee Mission and Roxene Bowen of North Kansas City; eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. 
 Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2001, at the First Baptist church in Holt with burial in the Antioch Cemetery near Holt. Memorial contributions may be made to the church Building Fund. Bailey Funeral Home, Lathrop was in charge of arrangements. 

Effie R. Kelp
 Effie Regina Kelp, formerly of Holt, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001, at the Liberty Hospital. 
 Effie was born Feb. 6, 1923, in Holt and had lived in the Holt area most of her life, moving to Smithview Manor in Lawson six years ago. She had graduated from the Holt High School and had worked in a grocery store in Holt and also at the Sears Store on Antioch in North Kansas City. 
 Effie was preceded in death by her parents, Ollis and Mary Blance Burris cheek and a brother, Raymond. 
 Survivors include a daughter, Sandra and her husband, Ernie Knowles of Goddard, KS; two brothers, Howard Lee Cheek of Kansas City and James Ray Cheek of Las Gatos, CA; a sister, Mary Helen Slater of Damascus, MD; a  grandson, Jack Shumard; two granddaughters, Tracie Lynn Shumard and Andrea Lee Keith; a great-grandson, Brandon Sells; a great-granddaughter, Kirsty Lynn Keith and two special friends, Wesley Weed and Milissa Robinson. 
 Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 1, 2001  at the Holt United Methodist Church with burial in the Antioch Cemetery near Holt. Bailey Funeral Home, Lathrop was in charge of arrangements. 

Jackie Gardner
 Jackie Gardner, 34, of St. Joseph, passed away, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001 in St. Joseph. 
 He was born on October 21, 1966 to James W. and Phyllis (White) Gardner in St. Joseph and grew up and attended school in Plattsburg. 
 Jackie worked in construction for Laborer's Local 579 in St. Joseph. 
 He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and one brother, Joey Gardner. 
 He is survived by two sons, Jackie James  and Brent, both of St. Joseph; two brothers, James, Platte City and Johnny of Colorado; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. 
 Memorial services were held Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at the Ambassador of Faith Christian Center, St. Joseph. Private family inurnment will be held at a later date at Reed Cemetery, Trimble with arrangements by Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Gower. 

Harold L. Howe
 Harold L. Howe, 78, of Edgerton, passed away, Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at St. Luke's Northland Hospital in Smithville. 
 He was born on January 15, 1923, to Tom and Cora (Johnson) Howe in Kansas City where he grew up and attended school. In 1940 he graduated from William Chrisman High School in Independence. 
 Harold then served his country in the Army Air Corps, during WWII from 1943 to 1946. 
 On Oct. 13, 1946, he was united in marriage to Betty Stubbs. After their marriage they lived in the Kansas City area, and in 1960 they moved near Edgerton where they made their home. His wife, Betty, preceded him in death on Oct. 4, 1993. 
 Harold worked for Standard Oil in Sugar Creek as an electrician for over 30 years, retiring in 1979. 
 He was a member of the Little Platte Baptist Church near Edgerton, where he served as a Deacon. He volunteered at Spelman Memorial Hospital in Smithville, was an ambassador at KCI airport and also volunteered for Kansas City Hospice of the Northland, and as an AARP Tax Preparer. 
 Harold was also preceded in death by his parents. 
 He is survived by a son, Ron Howe and wife, Pam, Dearborn; a daughter, Linda Swaney and husband, Ron, Smithville; three granddaughters, Karissa Dreier and husband, John, Kendra Boyer and husband, Travis, and Kara Howe and fiance', Tony Yare; two great-grandchildren, Samantha Yare and Kaden Dreier; a sister, Thelma Massions, Wichita; several nieces and nephews, other special relatives and many friends. 
 Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, at the First Baptist Church in Smithville with burial in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Smithville. Hixson-Klein Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 
 Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or Kansas City Hospice of the Northland. 

Harriet J.Clemens
 Harriet J. Clemens, 80, of Weston passed away, Monday, Sept. 24, 2001 at Beverly Health Care in Smithville. 
 She was born on Sept. 22, 1921 to William and Mollie (Palmer) Pischer in Wisconsin. She grew up and attended school in Troy, KS. 
 On April 26, 1939 she was united in marriage to James L. Clemens. After their marriage they lived in Troy. In 1942 they moved to Weston, where they made their home. Her husband, James, passed away January 18, 1981. 
 Harriet worked for Hallmark Cards in Leavenworth, retiring in 1963. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Weston. 
 She was also preceded in death by her parents; twin sons, David Wayne and Orville Payne; one grandson, Darrin Clemens; two sisters, Lenora Pischer and Irene Clemens. 
 Survivors include a son, Lewis Clemens, of the home, two daughters, Mary Larison and husband, Larry  and Alnoma Grame and husband, Jerry, both of Platte City; eight grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren; two brothers, William Pischer, Laramie, WY and Jerry Pischer, Colorado Springs, CO. 
 Graveside services and burial will be held 2pm Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001 at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Weston with arrangements by Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Gower. Memorials may be made to Beverly Health Care in Smithville. 

Marion L. Boyd
 Marion L. (Rule) Boyd 82, of Smithville passed away, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001 at Beverly Health and Rehab in Smithville. 
 She was born on August 2, 1919 to Ross and Margaret (Spicer) Rule in Platte County near Smithville where she grew up and later graduated from Smithville High School. 
 On Aug. l7, l940 she was united in marriage to Oliver Edward Boyd. After their marriage they lived in Smithville where they made their home. He preceded her in death on Dec. 27, 1979. 
 Marion worked as an LPN for Spelman Memorial Hospital in Smithville for over 30 years. In 1979 she was the second person to receive a 30 year award presented to her at the hospital's employee recognition banquet. In 1973 she was chosen by employees of the hospital as Employee of the Year. She later worked for Beverly Health Care in Smithville for ten years. 
 Marion was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother Ronald Rule who died in WWll. 
 She is survived by three daughters, Linda Hill and husband Sherman, Smithville, Sandra Wakeman and husband Ted, Monument, CO, Carol Ann Henderson, Kansas City; five grandchildren, Shea and Damon Hill, Trina Stutz and husband, John, Craig Wakeman and wife Liz; Donna Shelton and husband Jeff, four great-grandchildren: Rachael. Chad, Gwen and Eric; two great-great grandchildren: Ashley and Katie: one sister, Doris Duncan, Smithville, other relatives and many friends. 
 Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001 at the Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Smithville with burial  in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Smithville. 

David E. Parton
 David Parton was born November 20, 1944, in Gallatin, and passed away Sept.  20, 2001, at a St. Joseph hospital.  He had lived in Stewartsville all his life.  He attended Stewartsville High School and worked at Watkins Sawmill. 
 He was married to Betty Lou Lake.  She survives him at the home. 
 He is also survived by two sons, Larry and Michael, of the home; his father, William Parton, Stewartsville, his mother, Faye Shaffer, Maysville; a sister, Nina Cooper, Maysville; five brothers, Ray and Clarence, Stewartsville, Doug, Agency, Roger, St. Joseph and Joe in Connecticut. 
 The body has been cremated. There were  no services. Memorials may be made to the  Relief Fund in New York, in care of he American Red Cross, 401 N 12tth, St. Joseph, MO. 

Alice Kerr
 Alice Kerr, age 65, of Kearney, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001 at the Ashton Court Care Center in Liberty. She was born April 7, 1936 in Rogers, AR and had lived in Lathrop and Plattsburg for 25 years before moving to Kearney. 
 Alice graduated from the Lathrop High School in Lathrop and had worked for Century 21 Realty in North Kansas City. She was a member of the Lathrop First Christian Church and a former member of the Eastern Star, also in Lathrop 
  She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Christine Gordon Walker. 
  Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Julie Kerr of Liberty; a daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Lennis Lincoln McDowell of Liberty; three sisters, Lois Carpenter and Glenna Jones, both of The Woodlands, TX and Vivian Nelson of Santa Fe, NM; and her beloved grandson: Patrick Denver McDowell of Liberty. 
  The body has been cremated. It was Alice's request that there be no services and that her ashes be scattered near Eureka Springs, AR, in the White River Valley where she was born. 
 Memorial contributions may be made to Browning Baptist Church, Turney in her memory and can be sent in care of Bailey Funeral Home, PO Box13, Lathrop, MO 64465. 

Eva Balogh
 Eva "Eve" Cannon Balogh, 86, of Smithville, formerly of Hammond, IN passed away on Monday, Sept. 17, 2001 at Beverly Health and Rehab in Smithville. 
 She was born on Oct. 24, 1914 to Elmer L. "Ben" and Addie (Johnson) Cannon in Chillicothe, MO where she attended school and grew up. 
 Eve lived in Chillicothe, Pattonsburg, and Parsons, KS. 
 On Apr. 30, I944 she was united in marriage to John J . Balogh. After their marriage they lived in Hammond, IN where they made their home. He preceded her in death on Nov. 16, 1976 and in January of this year, she moved to Beverly Health and Rehab in Smithville. 
 Eve was also preceded in death by her parents and one sister Woneta Mae Fisher. 
 Survivors include  a son, Glenn L. Savage, St. Joseph; a daughter, Barbara E. Miller, Kansas City; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; one nephew and three nieces. 
 Private family graveside services and burial will be held at a later date at Concordia Cemetery in Hammond, IN. Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Smithville,  is in charge of arrangements. 

Albert J.  Lester
 Albert J. "Al" Lester, 89, of Smithville, passed away, Sunday, September 16, 2001 at St. Luke's Northland Hospital in Kansas City. 
 He was born on March 30, 1912 to James Henry and Edna (Perkins) Lester in St. Joseph, where he attended school and grew up. 
 Albert served his country in the Marshall Islands, in the Pacific, as a Navy Seaman with Company 804 during WWII. He was a baker by trade throughout his life. He was a member of the Baker's and Confectionery Union and owned and operated several bakeries in Rich Hill, Clinton and Sedalia. 
 On April 26, 1971 he married Lizzie Stapleton and they moved to Sedalia where they made their home. In 1998, following his retirement, they moved to Smithville. 
 Albert was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Lizzie Lester on Aug. 13,2001,  a step-son, Russell Dean Stapleton, and one grandson, Richard Allen Catherson. 
 He is survived by two daughters, Jerry Joan Tennison and Betty M. Buress, both of North Kansas City; two step-daughters, Connie Stapleton, Tucson, AZ, Theresa Baber, Smithville; one step-son, Lyle Stapleton, St. Joseph, one daughter-in-law, Velda Stapleton, Smithville; five grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. 
 Funeral services are being held on Thursday, Sept. 20th, at the Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Smithville with burial in the Ridgely Cemetery, Ridgely. 

Lloyd Horsman.
 Lloyd Horsman, 77, Maysville, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001. 
 Mr. Horsman worked for both the Amity Horsman Grocery Store and the Ozark National Life Insurance Company. 
 Born on Jan. 5, 1924, in Maysville, he attended an Amity High School. 
 Mr. Horsman served in the Army during World War II. He received a Purple Heart-European African Middle Eastern medal. 
 On Dec. 24, 1943, in Maysville, he married Dorothy Bridges. She preceded him in death in 2000.   He was also preceded in death by his parents, James and Della N.; two sisters, Alice Horsman and Leora West; five brothers, Elmer, Jim, Wesley, Frank, and Roy Horsman; and a daughter, Constance McKee.    Survivors include  a son, Doug Horsman, Maysville; three daughters, Janet Young and Charlotte Whiteman, both of Maysville, and Jeanne Ann Pollard, Lathrop; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. 
  Services were held. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001, at the Bram Funeral Home, Maysville with burial in the  Oak Lawn Cemetery, Maysville. Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross or American Heart Association, in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 350, Maysville, MO 64469. 

Dorothy J. Hoskins
 Mrs. Dorothy J. Hoskins 87, of Plattsburg, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2001 at the Oakridge Nursing Home in Plattsburg. 
 Mrs. Hoskins was born Nov. 8, 1913 in rural Clinton County. She attended school in Plattsburg, except for her senior year, where she graduated from the North Kansas City High School. Mrs. Hoskins was a homemaker and a member of the First Christian Church of Plattsburg, the Clinton County Historical Society and the Par-tee Club of Plattsburg. 
 On April 16, 1939, she married Charles E. 'Charlie' Hoskins.  He preceded her in death on Sept. 18, 1992.  Also preceding her in death were her parents Hosea and Jenny Jackson, a brother Charles Jackson, two sisters Mary Jo Connell and Helen Ecton. 
   Survivors include  a son and daughter-in-law, Bo and Ann Hoskins of Plattsburg; a daughter and son-in-law, Jincy and John Trotter of Plattsburg; 5 grandchildren, Christy, Julie and Andrew Hoskins and Katy and Jackson Trotter; and several nieces and nephews 
 Funeral services were held Monday Sept. 17, 2001 at the First Christian Church of Plattsburg with burial  in the Green Lawn Cemetery, Plattsburg 

Robert F. Maloney
 Robert Francis Maloney, 70, of San Diego, CA died Sept. 11, 2001 in San Diego. 
 He was born Oct. 14, 1930 in St. Paul, MN. 
 He served in the US Air Force from 1947  - 1953 and was an Aerospace Engineer for Rohr Inc. for 30 yrs. 
  Survivors include his wife Marilyn "Odor" Maloney of the home; and a daughter, Barbara Maloney of San Diego. 
 Graveside services and inurnment will be at 2:30pm on Sat. Sept. 29, 2001 at the Antioch Cemetery, Holt with the Bailey Funeral Home, Lathrop in charge of arrangements. 

Ruby M. Wrinkle
 Ruby M Montgomery Wrinkle, 76, of Edgerton, passed away, Tuesday, September 11, 2001,  at Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph. 
 She was born on August 10, 1925 to Theodore and Elsie (Amos) Montgomery in Kansas City, and attended school and grew up in Plattsburg. 
 On June 16,1943 she was united in marriage to J.R. Wrinkle. They lived in St. Joseph, Camden Point, Kansas City, Overland Park, Lake of the Ozarks and in 1993, they moved to Edgerton where they made their home. 
 Ruby worked as a waitress at View Point, Cascone's, Twin Oaks. Rock Hill Bowl and Paul and Jacks all in Kansas City. 
 She was preceded in death by her parents. 
 She is survived by her husband, J.R. Wrinkle of the home; one brother Leon Montgomery and wife Jean, Plattsburg; two sisters Violet Cooper, Claycomo, and Joyce Lyle and husband Bill, Knob Noster; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. 
 Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 14,2001 at the Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Edgerton with burial in Allen Cemetery, Gower. 

Elma N. Bartley
 Elma N. Adkins Wright Bartley, 79, of Trimble, passed away, Monday, Sept. 10, 2001, at a North Kansas City Hospital. 
 She was born on January, 23, 1922 to Robert L. and E. Nina (Babcock) Adkins near Edgerton. Elma grew up near Edgerton, and later graduated from Edgerton High School. 
 On April 25, 1942 she was united in marriage to John H. Wright. After their marriage they lived in Edgerton until 1955 when they moved to Trimble where they made their home. John passed away on  March 16, 1984. On October 9, 1992 she was united in marriage to Kenneth  Bartley. After their marriage they lived in Trimble where they made their home. Kenneth preceded her in death on February 27, 2001. 
 She was also preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Jack Adkins, Charles Adkins, Bruce Adkins, Frank Adkins, and Roger Adkins,; one sister, Loraine Boswell; and a step-son, Jim Bartley. 
 Survivors include a  daughter, Lana Wright, Trimble; a son, Johnny Wright and wife Shirley, Smithville; two grandchildren, Shelly Ann Ivy, Lathrop, Jimmy Wright, Smithville; four great-grandchildren, Brooke, Sasha, T.J. and Alex; one step-son, Earl Bartley, Sunrise Beach; three step-daughters, Kennie Jean Duncan, North Kansas City, Marsha Dickey, Kansas City, and Marie Pyke, Osage Beach; a brother, Robert Adkins, St. Joseph; five sisters, Anna Maude VanHoozer, Platte City, Hazel Bledsoe, Gower, Carolyn Williams, Dearborn, Beulah Cantrell, Gower, Linda Hyatt, Edgerton;  several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. 
 Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001 at the Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Gower with burial in the Stony Point cemetery, Trimble. 

Leatha N. Hesson
 Leatha N. (Stepp) Hesson, 90, Newton, IA died Monday, Sept. 3, 2001, at a Newton hospital. 
 Born in Kellogg, IA, on Sept. 3, 1911, Mrs. Hesson, a homemaker, graduated from the Newton High School. She lived in Kellogg and Newton all of her life. 
 She was employed as a library clerk at the Newton Public Library and Newton High School library until retiring in 1972.   Mrs. Hesson was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Oak Ridge Grange, Elks Lodge No. 1270, Jasper County 4 H Clubs and bridge clubs. 
 On Sept. 25, 1932, she married Don E. Hesson in Bethany, MO. He died in 1999. 
 Mrs. Hesson also was preceded in death by her parents, Fount  M. and Hattie Stepp; two brothers, Proctor and Bates Stepp; and two sisters, Roxie Noethe and an infant.    Survivors include  two sons, Maurice, Gower, and Paul, Masonville CO.; a brother, Earl Stepp, Kellogg; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
 The funeral service was held Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001, at the Wallace Family Funeral Home in Newton. Burial was in Newton Union Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association or National Multiple Sclerosis Society in care of the funeral home. 


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