Miscellaneous Morgan County, Missouri Obituaries

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Deborah Ann Schneiter
Deborah Ann Schneiter, 40, Utica, died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, as a result of an auto accident near Dawn. She was born on May 15, 1959, at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, Calif., the daughter of Gerald Lee and Vera Rhea Rupe Lisenby. Ms. Schneiter graduated from Versailles High School in 1977. She moved to the Chillicothe area in 1979 from Gravois Mills. She is survived by her parents, Gerald and Vera Lisenby; a son, Travis Schneiter, Utica; two daughters, Jessica Rhea Pilcher and Ashley Nicole Schneiter, both of Utica; two brothers, Rodney Wayne Lisenby, Gravois Mills, and Terry Lee Lisenby, Gravois Mills; her maternal grandmother; her paternal grandmother; and several cousins, aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Ray Rupe; and paternal grandfather, Vernon Lisenby. Services were Sunday, Nov. 7 at Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, with the Rev. Dowell Mallory officiating. Music played included Puff Daddy, "I'll Be Missing You;" and Sarah McLachlan, "Angel." Pallbearers were Sidney Bowes, Ronnie Bowes, Dennis Watson, Danny Taylor, Robbie Watson, Don Schneiter, Michael Burton and Johnnie Burton. Interment was in the Hutchinson Cemetery, Chillicothe. Arrangements were under the direction of the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe.

Ilene Anderson
Ilene Anderson, 71, Sunrise Beach, died Tuesday morning, Nov. 2, 1999, at Lake Ozark General Hospital in Osage Beach. She was born March 1, 1928, in Morgan County, the daughter of Thomas W. and Thelma June Avery Hill. On May 8, 1948, she married Roy P. Anderson, who preceded her in death on Oct. 14, 1997. Mrs. Anderson was a homemaker and member of the Ozark Chapel United Methodist Church in Laurie. She is survived by two sons, Jim Anderson and family, Versailles, and Stephen Anderson and family, Sunrise Beach; three sisters, Della Anderson and Joann Collins, both of Laurie, and Barbara Wilken, Sedalia; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, John F. Hill; and two sisters, Mary Lee Crabtree and Wilma Kathleen "Kay" Greenley. Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 5 at Ozark Chapel United Methodist Church in Laurie, with the Rev. James Lawley officiating. Dr. Henry Petry sang "Mansion Over The Hilltop," accompanied at the organ by Nelda Ronnekamp. Interment was in the Ozark Chapel Cemetery. Casketbearers were Alan Comer, Bobby Williams, Chris Butts, Adam Anderson, Nick Anderson and Doug Anderson. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Ozark Chapel United Methodist Church Music Department. Arrangements were under the direction of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Laurie.

Earl James Whittle
Earl James Whittle, 93, Versailles, died Tuesday morning, Nov. 2, 1999, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. He was born Sept. 13, 1906, in Morgan County, the son of John L. and Mollie Aust Whittle. On Dec. 12, 1931, in Morgan County, he married Crace O. Caviness, who preceded him in death on July 17, 1989. Mr. Whittle was retired from Primo Pants Factory in Versailles. He is survived by two sons, Johnny Whittle, Greenville, Miss., and Earl Whittle Jr., Clearwater, Fla; three daughters, Velma Wolf, Independence, and Shirley Marriott and Carol Helton, both of Versailles; three sisters, Marie Cornett and Myrtle Garrison, both of Versailles, and Minnie Limke, Kansas City; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one brother, three sisters and one grandson. Funeral services were Thursday, Nov. 4 at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles, with the Rev. William Johnson officiating. Recordings of "Amazing Grace" and "The Old Rugged Cross" were played. Grandsons served as casketbearers, with interment in the Versailles Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

Robert Wesley Edwards
Robert Wesley Edwards, former resident of Morgan County, died Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, at the home of his son in Shawnee, Kan. He was born June 30, 1925, in Nelson, the son of the late Robert Solon (Pud) Edwards and Virginia Jane (Horner) Edwards. Mr. Edwards attended school in Nelson through the fifth grade. He completed his public school education in Marshall, graduating in May 1943. He entered the Navy on Aug. 13, 1943, where he served in the Navy Air Corps until his discharge April 2, 1946. On June 1, 1946, he married Wanda Marie Welch of Marshall, and she survives of the home. On Sept. 1, 1946, he entered Missouri Valley College, where he remained until May of 1948, when he transferred to Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy at Rolla to receive a bachelor's degree in civil engineering on July 20, 1950. While in college at Rolla, he joined the Army Reserve. After graduation, he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers. At retirement, he was a lieutenant colonel and had served a grand total of 41 years, 10 months and 17 days. After graduation from college, he worked four years for the Missouri State Highway Department in the construction division before moving to the Corps of Engineers office in Kansas City. He was with the Corp for 27 years prior to retirement. His last position was at Truman Dam during the construction completion phase. He retire Dec. 28, 1981, from engineering practice. He was a Methodist, a Boy Scout leader for many years and a warrior in the tribe of Mic-O-Say. He also was a member in the Retired Officers Association and the National Civil Engineering Society. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Robert Terry Edwards, and his wife, Linda, Shawnee, Kan.; a daughter, Pamela Jane Ward, and her husband, Allan, rural Winston; four grandchildren, Allison Ward, Erin Ward, Marcy Stuhlsat and Matt Edwards; his stepmother, Catherine Edwards, Marshall; and a great-granddaughter, Cassidy Stuhlsat. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one son, Mark Edwards. Funeral services are today (Thursday), Nov. 11 at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall, with the Rev. Leslie Bone and Chaplain Bart Larson officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. today (Thursday), at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the Kansas City Hospice or Missouri River Hospice of Columbia.

Wayne Foster
Wayne Foster, 94, Versailles died Saturday evening, Feb. 26, 2000, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. He was born Oct. 17, 1905, in West Mineral, Kan., a son of the late Homer M. and Della Bryner Foster. He was married to Hazel Williams in 1942, and she preceded him in death. Mr. Foster had a distinguished career as an aviation pioneer and teaching pilots to fly in the Army Air Corp during World War II. In 1942, Mr. Foster enlisted in the Army. However, when it was discovered he could fly, he was transferred to the Air Force at Cape Girardeau. While there, he taught young cadets how to fly. By the time Mr. Foster quit flying at the end of World War II, he had logged more than 3,500 miles in the air. After graduating from high school in Labette County, Kan., Mr. Foster went to work for the county road division. In 1938, he moved to the Lake of the Ozarks area near Purvis to work at a job making Chris Craft boats. Three years later, he and Herb Bellamy bought a plumbing shop in Versailles. He later owned and operated Versailles Metal Supply and with the assistance of George Edgar was able to continue working until semi-retiring in 1998. When land was acquired in Versailles to build an airport Mr. Foster's interest in aviation led him to volunteer to design, build and maintain a navigational wind directional pilot aid at the airport, which assists pilots in landing at the Versailles airport and enhances safety and professionalism. He is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Homer and Lillian Foster, Sedalia; and other relatives and many friends. In addition to his wife, he also was preceded in death by his sister, Jocelyn Earnest, who died on Feb. 21, 2000, in Hutchison, Kans. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 2, at the Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home in Versailles, Interment, with military grave side burial rites, will be in the Versailles Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Versailles Nutrition Site. Mr. Foster will be cremated.

Dudley C. "Pete" Deets
Dudley C. "Pete" Deets, 54, Sunrise Beach, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at his home. He was born Aug. 30, 1945, at St. Joseph, the son of Dudley George and Audrey D. Snider Deets. Mr. Deets worked in the landscaping business. He is survived by his mother, Audrey Snider, Sunrise Beach; one sister and brother-in-law, Cindy and Bob Denk, Laurie; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were Tuesday, February 29 at the Kidwell-Garber Laurie-Sunrise Beach Chapel in Laurie, with the Rev. James Lawley officiating. Graveside services and interment were Tuesday at East Slope Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Riverside. Arrangements were under the direction of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Laurie.

Jimmy Don Walters
Jimmy Don Walters, 50, Stover, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000, at Hamel, Ill. He was born May, 15, 1949, at Gravois Mills, the son of Everett W. and Grace Eddy Walters. On May 5, 1979, he married Judy A. Lindsey, who survives of the home. Mr. Walters was an over-the-road truck driver and a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He is survived by his wife, Judy A. Walters, the home; two sons, James Andrew Walters and Matthew Don Walters, both of the home; one daughter, Jami Grace Walters, of the home; his mother, Grace Walters, Versailles; his maternal grandmother, Edith Eddy, Versailles; three brothers, Lt. Col. Bob Walters, serving the U.S. Army stationed in Japan, Bill Walters, Versailles, and Gary Walters, Gravois Mills; one sister, Carol James, Gravois Mills; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Everett Walters, on Jan. 9, 1983. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 28 at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles, with Walter Evenson officiating. Interment was in the Holst Cemetery near Gravois Mills. Arrangements were under the direction of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

Viola S. Wilson
Viola S. Wilson, 82, Versailles, died Tuesday evening, Feb. 22, 2000, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. She was born Nov. 8, 1917, at Versailles, the daughter of Benjamin R. and Rose Stella Wilson Silvey. On March 5, 1941, she married Roy E. Wilson, who survives of the home. Mrs. Wilson was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Versailles. She had been employed at Primo, Kansas City Bifocal and Tweedies Factories, all in Versailles. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Rickiey Shelton and Ron Shelton and his wife, Naomi, all of Versailles; two brothers, Lloyd Silvey, Versailles, and Elmer Silvey, Independence; one granddaughter, Rebecca Shelton, Versailles; and many other relatives and friends. In addition to their parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Donnie; one brother, William Ray Silvey; and one sister, Juanita E. Wilson. Funeral services were Friday, Feb. 25 at the First Assembly of God Church in Versailles, with the Rev. Roy Bennett officiating. Fred Stamps sang "Amazing Grace" and "Just a Closer Walk With Thee." Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casketbearers were Ron Sheldon, Terry Silvey, Gary Silvey, Vernon Silvey, Ed Silvey and Steve Silvey. Arrangements were under the direction of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

David Louis Teague
David Louis Teague, infant son of Davyjoe and Marie Elledge Teague of Stover, was stillborn Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at the University Hospital and Clinics in Columbia. He is survived by his parents; his twin brother, Bryan Nickolas Teague; his paternal grandparents, David W. Teague, Gravois Mills, and Patrica M. Campbell Teague, Columbia; his maternal grandmother, Ann Elledge, Versailles; his paternal great-grandmother, Frances Campbell, Lynn, Mass.; his maternal great-grandmother, Lucille Bellflower, Blythe, Calif.; and aunts, uncles and cousins. A family graveside service was Wednesday, Feb. 23, at the Stover Cemetery in Stover, with the Rev. William Moore officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of the Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home of Stover.

Lucy Miller Bell
Lucy Miller Bell, 89, Thornton, Colo., and formerly Missouri died at Sunny Acres Nursing Home. March 27, 2000. Daughter of James R. and Ellen Hickam Miller. She was born March 10, 1911 in Zebra. She married Norman J. Snorgrass Dec. 12, 1929, and they were later divorced. She married Elwyn F. Bell on April 28, 1962. Mrs. Bell was a retired licenced practical nurse. She is survived by her husband, Elwyn Bell; two daughters, Joretta (Jodi) Foster and her husband, Harold, Broomfield, Colo., Dianne Eckman and her husband, Jeff, Billings, Mont.; two grandsons, Major Michael Foster and his wife,, Kris, Maxwell AFB, Ala., Colton Eckman, Billings, Mont.; four granddaughters, Diana M. Baranowski and her husband, Derek, Cookeville, Tenn., Valerie Kay Mahoney and husband, Garry, Arvada, Colo., Sharon Bell, Billings, Mont., and Cashea Eckman, Billings, Mont.; six great-grandchildren, Jason and Justin Foster, Maxwell AFB, Ala., Devin and Drew Baranowski, Cookeville, Tenn., and Katie Ann and Ryan Mahoney, Arvada, Colo.; a brother-in-law, Gerald Crowley, Arlington, Va.; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and one sister.

Caroline B. Jackson
Caroline B. Jackson, 76, Versailles, died early Sunday morning, April 30, 2000, at the Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. She was born Jan. 14, 1924, in Groveland, Mass., the daughter of the late Henry and Caroline C. Hall Stephenson. She was united in marriage to Walter W. Jackson on July 16, 1949, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 4, 1983. Mrs. Jackson was a Navy veteran, serving her country during World War II as a Seaman 1st Class. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Jackson moved to Versailles from Nobleboro, Maine, in 1996 to be near her daughter. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Stover and was active in the senior citizen clubs in Versailles and Stover. She is survived by four sons, David E. Jackson, Giddings, Texas, Robert Jackson, Nobleboro, Maine, Donald Jackson, Lawrence, Mass., and Paul Jackson, Los Angeles, Calif., one daughter, Helena Marriott and her husband, Bill, Versailles; one brother, Harold Stephenson, Groveland, Mass.; one sister, Mildred Esty, Groveland, Mass, 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. A memorial service was Tuesday, may 2 at the First Baptist Church in Stover, with Dr. James Henderson officiating. A memorial service also will be Thursday, May 4 in Georgetown, Mass. Interment of the cremated remains will be in the Groveland Cemetery, Groveland, Mass. Local arrangements were under the direction of the Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home in Versailles.

Emma C. (Kay) Hagewood
Emma C. (Kay) Hagewood, 83, Versailles, died Thursday, April 27, 2000, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. She was born Aug. 13, 1916, in Philadelphia, Penn., the daughter of Ferdnand George and Bertha Violet Wenzell Lentz. On Oct. 5, 1940, in Reno, Nev., she married Sam R. Hagewood, who preceded her in death on May 3, 1997. Mrs. Hagewood was a telephone switchboard operator for several years, a member of the Trinity Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #410 both in Versailles. She is survived by several cousins and many friends. Funeral services were Sunday, April 30 at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles, with the Rev. Charles R. Kellim officiating. Lori Croy sang "How Great Thou Art" and "Serenaded by Angels," accompanied at the organ by Rachel Boatright. Interment was in Greenmore Memorial Gardens in Barnett. Casketbearers were Charles Whisler, Luke Campbell, Gary Patterson, Jim Wright, Dan Dalton and Steve Rhine. Memorial contributions are suggested to Trinity Baptist Church. Arrangements were under the direction of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

Joseph R. Franklin
Joseph R. Franklin, 92, of Gravois Mills, and formerly of Stover, died Tuesday, April 6, 1999 at Bothwell Regional Health Center, Sedalia. He was born March 13, 1907 at Proctor, a son of Edd and Sadie Raines Franklin. He was married to Hazel Spencer on March 28, 1928 at Versailles. She preceded him in death July 19, 1983. On Jan. 21, 1987, he married Pauline Marriott at Miami, Okla. She preceded him in death in 1995. Mr. Franklin owned and operated several saw mills in the lake area before retiring. He attended the Pentecostal Church. He is survived by two daughters, Katherine Allen, Gravois Mills and Lynn E. DeCoite, Kansas City; three stepsons, Sylvester Lee Marriott and Donald Ray Marriott, both of Stover, and Rex Dale Marriott, Versailles; one sister, Opal Flippin, Sedalia; one brother, Guy Franklin, Sacramento, Calif.; 14 grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents and wives, he was preceded in death by three children, Wanda Cornelius, Paul Joseph Franklin and Lucille Vansell; two sisters, Stella Williams and Fern Fischer; three brothers, Glenn Franklin, Clete Wood Franklin and Russell Franklin; and one grandson, Rocky DeCoite. Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 10 at Fox Funeral Home, Cole Camp, with the Rev. Roy Bennett officiating. Burial was in Kipp Memorial Cemetery, Stover. Funeral arrangements were by Fox Funeral Home, Cole Camp.


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