Miscellaneous Harrison County, Missouri Obituaries
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Nana P. (Miller) Zercher
Nana P. (Miller) Zercher, 83, Bethany, Mo. and formerly of Redding, Iowa and St. Louis, Mo., died March 1, 2001, at her home.

Mrs. Zercher was born in Worth County, Mo. on March 12, 1917, the daughter of William Miller and May (Jackson) Miller. She married Raymond Croy in 1935, and later married Fred Zercher in 1948. She worked with Dr. Reid at the Reid Hospital and later for Dr. C.W. McCartney, retiring in 1980. She was a member and Sunday school teacher at the First Christian Church for many years.

Preceding her in death were her parents, husband Fred; infant daughter Nora Mae Croy; three sisters, Cora M. Jarman, Lorraine Todd, and Dixie D. Duckett, and three brothers, Dewey Miller, Alva L. Miller, and Charles E. Miller.

Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Ann Vicker and husband Lyle of Essex, Iowa, and Billie Rae Pillow and husband Rev. David of Grain Valley, Mo.; one son, Tom F. Zercher, Cape Coral, Fla.; ten grandchildren, David Pillow, Jr., Steven Pillow, Pamela Olson, Leanne Burney, Jeff Pillow, Troy Vicker, Lindsay Larson, Jamie Vicker, Erich Zercher and Emily Zercher; 10 great-grandchildren and 3 great, great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at the First Baptist Church in Bethany, under the direction of the Roberson Funeral Home in Bethany. Burial will be in the Lotts Grove Cemetery, Hatfield. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Monday, March 5. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday evening.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church and/or Harrison County Hospice in care of the funeral home at P.O. Box 46, Bethany, Mo. 64424.

 V. Marguerite (McLain) Cordle
V. Marguerite (McLain) Cordle, 76, Cainsville, Mo. and formerly of Kansas City, Mo., died March 3, 2001, at Liberty Hospital.

Mrs. Cordle was born in Cainsville on July 10, 1924, the daughter of Albert L. and Mary Ann (Bower) McLain. She married Theodore Wesley Cordle on Oct. 26, 1947, and he preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and member of the First Christian Church in Cainsville, C.W.F., American Legion Auxiliary in Cainsville. She had also served on the Cainsville city council.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Mable Tucker, and six brothers, Herbert, Ernie, Clarence, Noel, Otie and Robert McLain.

She leaves a sister, Roma Butler, Cainsville, and a brother, Ted McLain, Blythedale.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at the First Christian Church in Cainsville, under the direction of the Roberson Funeral Home, Bethany. Burial will follow in the Zoar Cemetery, Cainsville. Friends may call from 1 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home Monday afternoon and until service time at the church Tuesday.

Richard Earl Morris
Richard Earl Morris, 93, Cameron, Mo., died March 29,2001, at Quail Run Nursing Home in Cameron.

Mr. Morris was born in Ridgeway, Mo. on Aug. 9, 1907, the son of Robert S. and Mary Ellen (Cunniff) Morris. He graduated from Ridgeway High School and married Ruth Marie Parrish on March 26, 1941. They farmed north of Gilman City and after retiring, moved to Gallatin and then Cameron. He was a member of the Kansas City Baptist Temple.

He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son, Larry Dean Morris; sisters Dulcia Morris, Pauline Moss, Glenn Morris and a brother, Guy Morris.

He leaves his wife Ruth of the home; children Judith Ann Vochatzer, Independence, Mo., Robert Morris, Raymore, Mo., Maurice Morris, Canyon Lake, Texas, Norman Gene Morris, Huntsville, Ala., Charles Richard Morris, Olathe, Kan., Cecil Ray Morris, Lee's Summit, Mo.; 17 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 2, 2001, at the Polley-Slaughter-Polley Funeral Home in Ridgeway. Internment will be in the Morris Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Friends may call after 9 a.m. Monday morning.

Edna Mae Archer
Edna Mae Archer, 79, Blue Ridge, Mo., passed away June 6, 2001.

Mrs. Archer was born on Nov. 5, 1921 in Keokuk, Iowa, the daughter of William Grover and Ruby Karnes Golliher. She attended Kirksville State Teacher College and later became a teacher. She married Ralph Arch on March 30, 1945, and he preceded her in death in 1984.

She leaves her children Nancy and husband Marvin Cross, Waukee, Iowa, Robert Archer and wife Debbie, Tulsa, Okla., and Mary Jane Archer, Indianapolis, Ind.; a sister, Shirley Jean Gannan, Bethany; a brother, Donald Golliher; sister-in-law Olive Rucker, Eagleville; grandchildren Jonathan and Matthew Cross, Waukee, and Christopher, Andrew, Brooke, Michael and Daniel Archer of Tulsa; nieces and nephews Karen Wray, Mike Swift, Linda Hinson Pat Swift, Dan Swift, Carol Sue Starmer, Livinnia Gates and Ron Wiley as well as many friends.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 11, 2001, at the Blue Ridge Christian Union Church, under the direction of the Roberson Funeral Home, Bethany. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at the funeral home. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday evening.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Blue Ridge Christian Union Church in care of the funeral home at P.O. Box 46, Bethany, Mo. 64424. 

 Gordon A. Summer
Gordon A. Summers, 88, Pattonsburg, Mo., died June 9, 2001, at Harrison County Community Hospital.

Mr. Summers was born in San Benito, Texas on March 25, 1913, the son of Earl and Stella (Morris) Summers. He married Lucile Plowman on Nov. 11, 1933, and she survives of the home. He worked as a farmer and was also county chairman for the ASCS office in Gallatin for 23 years. He had served as a past president of the Missouri Association of Farmer Elected Committeemen and had served on the MFA Board and MFA Exchange Board, water board, Daviess County Mutual Insurance Company board, and Pattonsburg school board. He was a member of the Western Star Masonic Lodge, Winston, and Esther Chapter #13 of the Order of Eastern Star. He was also a member of the Oak Ridge Christian Church, Pattonsburg, where he taught Sunday school.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his grandmother who raised him, Martha Morris; a brother, James Earl Summers and his step-mother, Cuma Summers.

In addition to his wife, he leaves two sons, Ray and wife Patsy Summers, Osage Beach, Mo., and Max and wife Nancy Summers, Maitland; one daughter, Beverly McMillen, Independence, Mo.; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednewsday, June 13, at the Roberson Funeral Home in Pattonsburg. Burial will be in Pattonsburg Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon on June 12. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oak Ridge Church and/or Leukemia Society of America in care of the funeral home at P.O. Box 46, Bethany, Mo. 64424.

 Wilbur L. McKinney
Wilbur L. McKinney, 70, Princeton, Mo., died June 7, 2001, at the Princeton Care Center.

Mr. McKinney was born in Mercer County on Jan. 22, 1931, the son of Everett and Edna (Melton) McKinney. He had worked as a truck driver for the ITT Continental Baking Company of Kansas City. He married Peggy George on June 28, 1952, and she survives of the home.

His parents, four brothers, Farrell, Forrest, Marvin and Joe McKinney, and one sister, Marie Jeffries, preceded him in death.

In addition to his wife, he leaves two sisters, Arlene Sparks, California, Mo., and Mildred Ryan, Trenton, Mo.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday,June 11, 2001, at the Stoklasa Memorial Chapel in Cainsville. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Cainsville. A family visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday morning at the funeral home.

Fern A. Hamilton
Fern A. Hamilton, 83, Bethany, Mo., and formerly of Ridgeway, died August 6, 2001, at an Albany health care center.

Mrs. Hamilton was born in Mercer County, Mo., on Sept. 6, 1917, the daughter of Henrey and Elanore (Robinson) Houk. She married Samuel Jasper Hamilton on Dec. 25, 1935, and he preceded her in death. She worked as a homemaker and was a member of the Church of Christ in Bethany.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Mabel Thrasher and Florence Moss, and three brothers, Willis, Charlie and James Houk.

She leaves a son, Leland Hamilton, Bethany; sister Mina Barth, Bethany; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Ridgeway Cemetery, Ridgeway. Friends may call after 8 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Roberson Funeral Home in Bethany. The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association in care of the funeral home at P.O. Box 46, Bethany, Mo. 64424.

Larry D. Findley
Larry D. Findley, 48, Albany, Mo., died October 15, 2001, at his home.

Mr. Findley was born on June 13, 1953, in New Hampton, Mo., the son of William and Nina Pearl (Watts) Findley. He worked as a car detailer for Hensley Chevrolet in Albany, and was a member of the Gentryville Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Benny and Jerry Findley, and a half-brother, Billy Findley.

He leaves two sisters, Judy Dierenfeldt and Betty Straight, both of Albany; a brother, Kenny Findley, New Hampton, and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held Oct. 18, 2001, at the Roberson-Polley Chapel in Albany. Burial was in the Lone Star Cemetery, Denver, Mo.
 

 Elizabeth Grace McCoy
Elizabeth Grace McCoy was stillborn October 16, 2001, at a Liberty, Mo., hospital.

Surviving are her parents, Landon and Valerie (Rollen) McCoy, Winston, Mo.; half-sister Emilie McCoy, Winston; maternal grandparents Jim and Patsy Cox, Coffey, Mo.; paternal grandparents Bob and Rhonda McCoy, Martinsville, Mo.; paternal great-grandmother Maxine McCoy, Bethany; and paternal great-grandparents Harold and Vada Carlton, Kansas City, Mo.

A private service was held at the Roberson Funeral Home in Bethany. Burial was in the Koger Cemetery, Denver, Mo.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Koger Cemetery in care of the funeral home at P.O. Box 46, Bethany, Mo. 64424.

 Olive (Archer) Rucker
Olive (Archer) Rucker, 81, Eagleville, Mo., died October 15, 2001, at a North Kansas City hospital.

Mrs. Rucker was born Feb. 9, 1920, in Blue Ridge, Mo., the daughter of Harvey and Emy (Woods) Archer. She married Truman Rucker on Sept. 2, 1946, and he survives of the home. She taught school and was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Wilbur and Ralph Archer, and one sister, Lela Wiley.

In addition to her husband she leaves a daughter, Sue Starmer and husband Royce of Eagleville, Mo., and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

A graveside service was held Oct. 18, 2001, at the Allen Cemetery, under the direction of the Roberson Funeral Home, Bethany. 

Memorial gifts may be made to the Allen Cemetery in care of the funeral home at P.O. Box 46, Bethany, Mo. 64424.

 Louise (Everett) Sorensen
Louise (Everett) Sorensen, 75, St. Louis Park, Minn., died October 16, 2001, at a St. Louis Park hospital.

Ms. Sorensen was born in Bethany, Mo., on May 8, 1926, the daughter of Victor and Sybil Everett. She was a homemaker and member of the House of Hope Presbyterian Church, Hopkins, Minn.

She was preceded in death by a son, Rick Sorensen, and her parents.

Surviving are two daughters, Carlie Dixon, Arlington, Va., and Elizabeth Sorensen, San Francisco, Calif.; a son, Larry Sorensen, San Francisco; a brother, George Everett, Bethany, Mo.; son-in-law Lee Dixon, Arlington, Va., and three grandsons, Peter, Henry and Charlie Dixon, Arlington, Va.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, at the Mizpah United Church of Christ, Hopkins, Minn. Burial will be in the Shady Oak Cemetery, Minnetonka, Minn., under the direction of the Washburn-McReavey Strobeck Johnson Funeral Home, Hopkins, Minn.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice in care of the funeral home at 1400 Main St., Hopkins, Minn. 55343-7405.


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