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ALLEN MRS. ELVIRA JANE ALLEN, aged 88 years, died Sunday, November 12, at her  home four and a half miles southeast of Williamsburg.  She and her husband were among the earliest citizens of the Kingdom, having lived here seventy-one years.  Her husband, Charles P. (Ped) Allen died forty years ago and she has made her home with her children on the old farm since.  Mrs. Allen was born August 1, 1823 and was married to Charles P. Allen, October, 1839.  To this union were born thirteen children, eight sons and five daughters.  Six of the children are still living; Joseph, of Minneola, Charles of Williamsburg, John, of Oklahoma, Mrs. W. S. Gregory, of St. Louis, and Miss Mary and Arthur who live at the old home.  Auxvasse Review, Auxvasse, Callaway County, Missouri, November 19, 1911.
ALLEN Died in Eureka, Nevada, on the 11th of April 1871, WILLIE S. ALLEN, aged 5 years and 20 days, the second son of David  and Martha F. Allen, formerly of Callaway county and grandson of Sarah J. and the late Dr. A. Allen of New Bloomfield,  Mo.  The Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, April 28, 1871
BAILEY Died May the 3rd, 1863, after an illness of 3 days of scarlet fever, AMANDA ANN, daughter of Mrs. M. & B. F. Bailey, aged 11 years, one month, and 8 days.  On the 15th of May, 1863, after an illness of 12 days, Lillie Braham, daughter of Mrs. M. and B. F. Bailey, aged 4 years, seven months and nine days.  The Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, May 29, 1863 
BAILEY EMMETT W. BAILEY Emmett W. Bailey, 88, Overland Park, KS, died November 19, 1996, at Carondelet Manor, Kansas City, MO. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, November 22, at the Chapel at Asbury United Methodist Church, Prairie Village, KS; burial will be in Johnson County Memorial Gardens, Overland Park, KS. Friends may call 12 noon-1 p.m. Friday, at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Emmett W. Bailey Memorial Fund at Asbury United Methodist Church, 5400 W. 75th St., Prairie Village, KS 66208. (Arrangements: D. W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Chapel, 11200 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS) Kansas City Star, Jackson County, Kansas City, Missouri, November 22, 1996
BAKER At the residence of her husband, in this county, on the 24th of February, MRS. KATE BAKER, wife of Thomas J. Baker, aged 27 years and 27 days.  The Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, March 25, 1864
BAKER


PRIVATE FRED N. BAKER, Aged 27 years.  Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Baker, of near Millersburg, Mo. Called to colors July 26, 1918, and ordered to Camp Funston, Kan., for training.  Died at base hospital Ft. Riley, Kan., October 10, 1918, of bronchial pneumonia.

BAKER On the morning of the 6th, at the residence of her father, Martin Baker, Esq., MRS. LOU WILKERSON, wife of Dr. A. Wilkerson, of this city. Mrs. W's remains were interred at the new city cemetery (Hillcrest) on Wednesday. The Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, June 9,1871
BALDWIN PRIVATE MOSS BALDWIN.  Aged 28 years.  Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Baldwin of near New Bloomfield, Mo.  Called to the colors July 26, 1918, and ordered to Camp Funston, Kan., for training.  Died at that camp of pneumonia, October 8, 1918.
BARGER

NADINE ENZA BARGER Nadine Collins Barger, 94, Clinton, MO, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 1996, at the home of her niece in Clinton. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, November 23, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton; with burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, at the chapel. Family suggests contributions to the Twin Lakes Hospice and may be left at the funeral home. (Arrangements: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton, MO) Kansas City Star, Kansas City, Missouri, November 22, 1996

BASKET Departed this life, April 12th, 1851, MRS. POLLY consort of James Basket, in her 52th year.  She has left a fond husband and six children to mourn her loss.  The Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, April 18, 1851
BASKETT Died -On Sunday morning, Dec. 1st, of croup, CLARENCE, only child of Dr. Thomas J. and Mollie E. Baskett, aged 3 years.  Near St. Aubert, on the 11th of December 1872, after one months illness, Cyrus C. Smith, in his 53d year.  The Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, January 17, 1873 
BENSKIN
POLACEK
Marjorie V. Benskin, 74, of Mexico died Saturday, August 2, 1997, at Columbia Regional Hospital in Columbia. She was born June 21, 1923, in Portland to Joseph Polacek and Grace Kleindienst. She married Alva "Bob" Benskin April 17, 1940, in Fulton. He preceded her in death on October 28, 1988. Survivors include: three children, Ralph Benskin of Modesto, Calif., and Mrs. Billy (Virginia) Edwards and Marvin Benskin of Mexico; 8 half brothers and sisters, Elmer Kleindienst of Mexico, Oscar Polacek of Moline, Ill., Lillie Branch and James Polacek of Fulton. Betty Bowman of Belton, Merl Goff of Holts Summit, Myrtle Gibbs of Columbia and Velma Elsworth of Jefferson City; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were four half brothers and sisters, Roy and Florence Polacek and Mildred and Raymond Kleindienst. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, at the Arnold Funeral Home in Mexico. Burial will follow at the Elmwood Cemetery.  Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at the funeral home.  Fulton Sun Gazette,  Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, August 3, 1997.
BERRY LAVINDER  WILLIAM ESTIL BERREY  William Estil Berrey, 78, of Phoenix, formerly of Thompson, Mo., died Thursday, July 20, 2000. He was born Feb. 10, 1922, in McAllen, Texas. He married Ruth LAVINDER in 1949. She preceded him in death in 1980. He is survived by his second wife, Betty, of the home. Other survivors include: seven stepsons, Larry Lavinder of Thompson, Wayne Coleman of Portland, David Coleman of Fulton, Andrew Coleman of Phoenix, Tom Tate of Bourbonnais, Ill., Brian Tate of Jefferson City and Kerry Tate of Mokane; one sister, Lucille Berrey Of Mexico, Mo.; two brothers, Harold Berrey and J.C. Berrey, both of Thompson, and 20,grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was a self-employed farmer who moved to Arizona from Thompson this year. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, aboard the U. S. S. New Mexico in the Pacific Theatre. He was a member of the Disciples of Christ Church in Missouri and the VFW. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Sunland Mortuary in Sun City, Ariz. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2828 East Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ., 85016  Fulton Sun Gazette, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, July, 2000
BLACKBURN BLACKBURN--Died, on the 22nd inst., MRS. JENNIE BLACKBURN, wife of James Blackburn.  She leaves a husband and four children to mourn her untimely death.  Her funeral took place at Bethel church on the 23rd.  Rev. J. R. Taylor delivered one of the finest tributes of respect that was ever delivered in that church.  The deceased was 30 years of age.
BOLTON Departed this life, June 26, 1875, Mrs. LUCY A., wife of Dr. J. J. Bolton, aged 33 years, one month and six days.  The deceased was the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Thornhill of Callaway county.  Her early training was made an object of paramount interest by her doting parents, and she was raised up a lady of the finest manners, possessing the very best social qualities.  Indeed she was proverbial for these excellent adornments as her large circle of friends can testify.  No lady in all the county was more respected and beloved than she was.  She joined the Mt. Horeb Church while she was young and the public worship of God was her chief delight and employment.  Her home was made happy by her genial manner and amiable deportment; but death sometimes plucks the fairest flowers -- it was so in this case.   Fulton Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, July 16, 1875
BOOKS 
WARD 
MAUPIN
MRS. MARY WARD BOOKS age 73 of Auxvasse, MO, passed away Wednesday, December 9, 1992 at the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, MO. She was born August 24, 1919, in Callaway County, MO, a daughter of the late Kay and Anne HENDERSON MAUPIN. She was married on September 24, 1949 to Clay Matthew BOOKS. He survives. In addition to her husband, other survivors include; one daughter, Kathleen Books of Centralia, MO, two brothers; James Maupin of Livermore, CA,, and William Maupin of Auxvasse, MO. Two sisters; Frances Maupin of Columbia, MO, and Anna Kay Miller of St. Louis, MO, six nieces and nephews and two great nephews. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Books was preceded in death by two sisters. Mrs. Books was a member of the Auxvasse Presbyterian Church and the Happy Hour Club. She had retired as an aide from the Fulton State Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Books also farmed near the Shamrock area. Mrs. Books's friendliness and optimistic attitude earned her the tribute of being called a Good Neighbor by her friends. Memorial Card, Maupin Funeral Home, December 11, 1992
BRADLEY Amanda C. Bradley Dead.  Died at her home near Bachelor, at 9:30 o'clock Monday morning, November 13, 1911, of old age and general debility.  Mrs. Amanda C. Bradley, aged 72 years, 11 months and 1 day.  She was a daughter of the late Stephen Dudley, one of the early pioneer citizens of Callaway, and was born December 12, 1838.  She was twice married, first to Frank Day, her second husband being James H. Bradley.  There are three children by the first marriage and four by the latter.  They are Mrs. James Hunt, Mrs. Charles Bradley, J. H. Bradley and George W. Bradley, all of whom are living.  The remains were laid to rest in the Friendship church burial grounds at Bachelor, Tuesday November 14th, at 12 O'clock after a short service in the church.  She was one of the good old time mothers and leaves, besides her family, a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn her death.  The REVIEW extends heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family in this sad hour of sorrow.  Auxvasse Review, Thursday, November 19, 1911
BRASHEARS Died on the 18th of March, 1861, LEVI L. BRASHEARS, at his residence in this county, aged 46 years.  The Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, April 12, 1861
BRYANT THOMAS BRYANT--At the residence of his grand-father, W. H. Thomas, in this city, on August 23, 1888 L. Bryant, aged 10 months and 9 days.
BURWELL O'DONNELL  Mrs. Allen BURWELL died at her home East of Martinsburg Monday July 8th at 3 p.m. after a prolonged illness.  Emma O'DANNELL was born Oct. 6th 1861. In 1874 she was married to Allen BURWELL. To this union were born seven children four of whom with father survive. They are Mrs. Myrtle Marshall of Nevada, Mrs. Maud Hays and Mrs. Ethel Morris of Wellsville and Roy of Kansas City. Deceased was a sister of Sam and John O'Donnell of this place. Funeral services were conducted at the home of Rev. Pitker of Wellsville at 3 p.m. in the Martinsburg and interment was made Tuesday Cemetery. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the community in their affliction.  Those from out of town attending the funeral were Mrs. Maud Hays and Mrs. Ethel Morris of Wellsville, Marshall of Nevada, Roy Burwell of Kansas City, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Burwell of Wellsville, Mrs. Lina Peery of Montgomery and F. Kulme of Wellsville.  The Wellsville Optic News, Wellsville, Montgomery County, Missouri, July 1918
BURRY MAUDE E. BURRY   Maude E. Burry, 88, Gravois Mills, MO, passed away Thursday, November 21, 1996, at the Raymore Health Care Center. Funeral services will be 3:30 p.m. Saturday, November 23, at the Langsford Chapel, Lee's Summit, MO; burial in Lee's Summit Cemetery. Friends may call 7-8 p.m. Friday, at the chapel. Mrs. Burry was born July 28, 1908, in Knob Noster, MO. She lived in Gravois Mills, MO, from 1973-1990. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. She worked at Sears as a bank cashier, retiring in 1973 after 16 years. She is survived by two daughters, Marsha L. Middleton, Belton, MO, and Stella Sue Martin, Gladstone, MO; four grandchildren; and two great-granchildren
CALLAWAY On January 14th, 1871 in this county, THOMAS CALLAWAY, aged 82 years, a native of South Carolina; was at the battle of New Orleans and was a member of the Baptist church for nearly fifty years.  The Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, February 10, 1871
CALLAWAY Dec. 24, after an illness of six days, WILLIAM F. CALLAWAY aged 30 years.  St. Charles and Sedalia papers please copy.  The Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, January 14, 1870
CASE
THOMPSON
GEORGE E. CASE, 77, of Fulton died Tuesday, June 17, 1997.  Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at Second Christian Church in Fulton with the Rev. Craig Galbreath officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens in Fulton. Visitation was yesterday at Warren Funeral Chapel in Fulton.  Mr. Case was born May 19, 1920, in Eldridge to James and Mary THOMPSON Case.  He was a member of St. James United Methodist Church in Fulton, a lay minster in the United Methodist Church in Fulton, a member of the NAACP and chairman of the Education Committee of the NAACP and a member of the Youth Life Improvement Center. He coached little league in Lebanon and Fulton. He was a retired dietitian from Fort Leonard Wood. Survivors include his wife, Maxine Case of Fulton; two sons, Kenneth Fitzgerald-Case and Bruce Case Sr., both in the military; two daughters, Freda Case of Elon College, N.C., and Denise Case-Stanford of Glen Burnis, Md.; a sister, Lettie Burt of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and three grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a brother.   Columbia Daily Tribune, Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, June 20, 2000
COLLINS, WRIGHT
ECTON
Resident of Steedman Community Is Dead MRS. J. F. COLLINS, 67 years old, two and one half miles northeast of Steedman at 2:00 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, after an illness of two years. She was critically ill and helpless during the entire two years, and death was not expected. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at Riverview church by the Rev. C. E. ROBINSON of Mokane, and burial was in the cemetery of the church. Mrs. Collins was born July 2, 1864, near Fulton. She was a daughter of the late Spencer and Ellen ECTON WRIGHT, her maiden name being Flora Ida Wright. She was married to J. F. Collins, a native of Tennessee, on September 4, 1882. To this union fifteen children were born, nine of who are dead. The six living, all of who were present at the funeral, are: Mrs. James Estes, St. Louis; Mrs. M. H. Dillon, Steedman; Mrs. Robert Estes, Mapelton, Iowa; Mrs. Vernie Davis, Sioux City, Iowa; and Percy and Arthur Collins, Fulton. She also leaves two brothers, Ed Wright and William Wright of Fulton, two sisters, Mrs. Will Hafey and Mrs. Sarah Corliss, of Fulton, 31 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.   Fulton Sun Gazette, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, December 1931
COLLINS

KRISTEN NICOLE COLLINS  Kristen Nicole Collins, infant daughter of Brandy Sue Collins, died November 20, 1996, at Providence Medical Center. Graveside services will be 9 a.m. Friday, November 22, at the Bonner Springs Cemetery, Bonner Springs, KS. (Arrangements: George F. Porter & Sons Funeral Home)   Kansas City Star, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, November 22, 1996

COLLINS VELMA COLLINS SCHULTZE, age 64, of Liberty, Missouri died June 13, 1987. She was born March 17, 1921 in Steedman to Arthur and Velma "Bertie" Hall Collins. She was married August 30, 1941 to Edward C. Schultze. Surviving are her husband, Edward, one daughter, Vanda Frantz, Grainvalley, Mo, one son Victor Schultze of Liberty, six grandchildren, two sisters, Elva McDaniel of Jefferson City, and Nelda Davis of Fulton and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Schultze will be Tuesday June 16th at 2:00 p.m. at the Maupin Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with the Reverend Raymond McCallister Jr. officiating. Visitation will be Monday June 15th from 5:99-8:00 in the evening at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Callaway Memorial Gardens in Fulton.  Memorial Card, Maupin Funeral Home, Fulton, Missouri
COLLINS VELMA IRENE COLLINS, 77, of Troy, died Saturday (April 24, 1999) at the Troy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Troy.  Mrs. Collins formerly worked for a furniture manufacturer in Wright City.  The funeral service was held Monday at Kemper-Marsh Funeral Home, Hawk Point, with burial at the Hawk Point City Cemetery.  Among the survivors are two sons, Laverne Collins of Bellflower and Ernest Collins of O'Fallon; a sister, Opal Twiehaus of Wright City; and six grandchildren. St. Louis Post Dispatch, St. Louis, Missouri, April 25, 1999
CRAGHEAD CRAGHEAD--Died in Livingston county, Missouri, on May 31st, 1879.  William CRAGHEAD, aged 83 years, 10 months and twenty-one days.  He was one of the oldest citizens of Callaway county, having emigrated to this county with his parents from Franklin county, Virginia, in 1819.  He settled the farm now owned by J. L. Erwin and resided in this county until a few months before his death.  He was an honorable citizen and was highly esteemed by neighbors and friends.  Callaway Weekly Gazette, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, June 27, 1879 
CRAIGHEAD PRIVATE PARIS CRAIGHEAD, Aged 23 years.  Son of Mrs. P. N. Craighead, of Fulton, Mo.  Called to the colors October 5, 1917, sent to Camp Funston, Kan., for training.  Assigned to Company F, 354th Infantry.  Died at that camp of pneumonia, March 29, 1918.
CRISWELL CRISWELL--On April 14th, 1879, at the State Lunatic Asylum, MISS SARAH J. CRISWELL, in the 35th year of her age.  She was the youngest daughter of the late Rev. Jas. Criswell of the Cumberland Presbyterian church.  She professed religion in youth and led the life of a consistent Christian.  She had been a patient in the asylum two years.
DARBY DARBY--At the residence of her son Wm. Darby, near Readsville, this Co., on Aug. 1, 1879, MRS. JANE DARBY widow of the late Capt. Saml Darby, in the 83rd year of her age,  She was born in Montgomery county, Md., and removed to Callaway county in 1842, and lived near Millersburg until a year before her death.
CUSTARD DAWSON

Died on the 3d inst., at her residence in this county, MRS. MARTHA ELIZABETH, wife of James F. Custard, and only daughter of Mr. Dawson. The deceased was born July 19, 1827. She leaves a husband and five little boys to mourn her loss. The Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, February 28, 1873

DAVIS, COLLINS HALL MRS. NELDA COLLINS DAVIS, age 69, of Fulton passed away Monday, June 23, 1997 at Columbia Regional Hospital, Columbia, Missouri. She was born September 1, 1927 in Fulton, Missouri, a daughter of Arthur Collins and Bertie HALL Collins. She married Glenn R. Davis on March 21, 1946 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He survives of the home. Other survivors include; two sons, Roger Davis and his wife, Linda, and Darrell Davis and his wife Kim, all of Fulton; seven grandchildren, Kim Davis of Atlanta, Georgia, Allison Wheeler of Athens, Georgia, Tyler Davis, Whitney Davis, Hilary Davis, Amy Davis and Adam Davis, all of Fulton, Missouri, one sister, Elva McDaniel, of Jefferson City, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Velma Schultze. Mrs. Davis graduated from Fulton High School in 1945. She retired in 1989 as a caseworker for the Missouri Division of Family Services. She was a long time member of the Fulton Athletic Booster Club and was an avid Fulton Hornet fan. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Fulton, Missouri. Fulton Sun Gazette, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, June 23, 1997
DILLON, VANDELICHT COLLINS CARL FRANKLIN DILLON, age 73, of Fulton, died Sunday May 24th at his home. He was born December 23, 1913 in Callaway County, the son of Moses Henry DILLON and Nola Ellen COLLINS Dillon. He was married to Mildred Vandelicht on May 11, 1940. Surviving are his wife, Mildred, three sisters, Mrs. Elwood Martin of Fulton, Mrs. Ernest Verble of Steedman. One brother, Ollie Dillon of Overland, Missouri. Mr. Dillon was preceded in death by his parents and one brother. Services for Mr. Carl Franklin Dillon will be Wednesday May 27th at 2:00 p.m. at the Maupin Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with the Reverend David Pegues officiating. Visitation will be on Tuesday May 26th from 4-8 p.m. Burial will be in the Steedman Cemetery.  Fulton Sun Gazette, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, May 1987
DILLON, O'DONNELL, COLLINS HEAD OF LARGE FAMILY DIED HERE SUNDAY, Callaway County Farmer Who Passed Away at Carmelite Home Left Seventy-Three Descendants. Mr. ELIHU DILLON, 79 years old, who died Sunday at the Camelito Old Folks Home on Clay Street, was believed to have more living descendants than any one other person in Callaway county. His death occurred after an extended illness from the infirmities of old age. He was a patient at the Camelito Home for the past three years. Mr. Dillon was born and reared in Callaway and lived there until twelve years ago. He was the father of eight children, forty-five grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren, all of whom are living. His body was sent to his home community of Steedman, near Fulton, where burial took place in the Riverview Cemetery. Sister Anna Powers officiated at the services. Mr. Dillon had been a farmer all his life. Regarding the death of Mr. Dillon the Fulton Sun Gazette had the following article in Monday's paper: 'Elihu Dillon, 79 years old, a native and for many years a resident of the Steedman community, died November 10, 1934, at his home in St. Charles, Mo., after an extended illness from the infirmities of age. His body was brought back to his home community and a service was conducted by Sister Anna Powers of Reform. Burial was in Riverview cemetery, two miles north east of Steedman, on November 14. Mr. Dillon was born and reared in south Callaway, living all but the last 12 years of his life in that community. In 1922 he moved to St. Charles with his family. He leaves to mourn his passing, his widow, who, before her marriage, was Miss Jennie Estes, of the same community; eight children, Mrs. Robert Farley, Mrs. Dave Kutchler, Mrs. John Matteson, Thomas and Edgar (Dick) Dillon of St. Charles: Walter and Moses Dillon and Mrs. Baxter Peery, Steedman. In addition, there are 45 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Mr. Dillon was a good man and neighbor and was well liked by all who knew him. His passing brings sorrow to a host of friends in this county.  Daily Cosmos Monitor,  St. Charles, St. Charles County, Missouri,  Tuesday, November 20, 1934
DILLON, COLLINS

MR. LESTER LEON DILLON, age 85, of Fulton passed away Thursday, May 19, 1988 in Wichita, Kansas after suffering a long battle of lung cancer. He was born May 6, 1903 in Steedman, Missouri, the eldest son of Walter and Maude COLLINS Dillon. He was married to Edna Fern Powers in Reform, Mo., December 31, 1937 she preceded him in death on October 31, 1983. Survivors include two daughters; Joyce Beckham of Derby, Kansas and JoAnn Tolmachoff of Glendale, Arizona.  Two sons; Wallace Dillon of Phoenix, Arizona and Rev. Delbert Dillon of Wichita, Kansas.  Three sisters; Lola Padgett, Gladys Martin and Opal Warfield all of Fulton. Three brothers; Ennis Dillon of Lincoln, Neb., and Raymond and Paris Dillon of Fulton. Seventeen grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his wife and parents he was preceded in death by one infant daughter and one son; Ronald. Mr.Dillon was a landscape gardner for 40 years in Phoenix, Arizona before returning to Fulton to retire. Kingdom Daily News, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, May, 1998 

DILLON 
BAHR  
ADAMS 
MASEK
JAMES HENRY DILLON, age 41 of Mokane, died Friday April 22, 1994 At Still Regional Medical Center in Jefferson City after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born March 9, 1953 in Fulton, MO. A son of Boyd Homer Dillon who preceded him in death in 1973 and his mother Thelma Berniece Adams (Dillon) Masek of Mokane, Mo. He married Margie Bahr of Mokane, MO. on September 27, 1978 she survives at their home. Other survivors include two children; Jamie Lynn and Dakota Bahr Dillon both of the home. Two brothers; Dale E. Dillon of St. Louis, MO and William Everett Dillon of Warrenton, MO. One sister, Nancy Matthews of Columbia, MO. His step-father, Floyd Masek of Mokane, Mo. His mother-in-law and father-in-law Peggy and Kennie Bahr of Fulton. Two brothers-in-law; Randy Bahr of Honolulu, Hawaii and Jeff Bahr of Newport, Kentucky. Several aunts, nieces, nephews and great nieces also survive. In addition to his father, Mr. Dillon was preceded by one sister and several uncles. Mr. Dillon graduated from the South Callaway R-2 Schools in 1972, where he excelled in basketball and baseball. He attended Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo. Prior to his illness he worked as a career insurance agent for the Missouri Farm Bureau where he earned many awards. He was a member of the Missouri Life Underwriters Assoc. for many years. Mr. Dillon was well-known for his softball accomplishments. Most recently he had coached the Mokane girl's softball team. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, golfer and bowler. He had served as the Mayor for the city of Mokane.  Fulton Sun Gazette, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, April 23, 1994
DILLON, VANDELICHT  MILDRED DILLON age 75 of Fulton passed away November 13, 1987 at the Charles E. Still Hospital in Jefferson City. She was born September 30, 1912, to John and Emma Vandelicht. She married Carl Dillon May 11, 1940, he preceded her in death May 24, 1987. She is survived by one sister, Minnie Hopsecker of Fulton and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and one sister. Mrs. Dillon was employed by the Shoe Factory for a number of years and after retirement she was involved in child care in her home. Funeral services for Mildred Dillon will be Sunday, November 15, 1987 at 2:99 p.m. with the Reverend Chuck Lee officiating. Burial will be at the Steedman Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, November 14th from 2-8 in the evening at the funeral home.  Fulton Sun Gazette, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, November, 1987
DILLON COLLINS PARIS DILLON, 84, of Fulton, died Monday, April 3, 2000, at Fulton Nursing and Rehab. He was born April 15, 1915, in Callaway County to the late Maude COLLINS and G. W. DILLON. He married Edith WILLIAMSON. She preceded him in death on March 7, 1964. Survivors include: one son, Richard Glen Dillon of Fulton; one daughter, Judy Rogers of the state of Arizona; five grandchildren, Darrell Dillon, Wendy Twitchell and Darren Dillon, all of Fulton, Edie Welch of Jefferson City and Mike Harris of the state of Arizona; three sisters, Lola Padgett, Gladys Martin; six great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also preceded in death by one son, four brothers and one infant sister. He retired from the Fulton Country Club after 22 years of service as a grounds superintendent. Services will be 2 p.m., Friday at Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton, with Bruce Williamson officiating. Burial will follow in Callaway Memorial Gardens. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.   Fulton Sun Gazette, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, April 4, 2000
DILLON
WILLIAMSON
SHIVERDECKER
Funeral services for MRS PARIS DILLON (Edith Mae Williamson), who died Saturday at her farm home on Route 1, were held this afternoon at the Maupin Funeral home here. The Rev. Sam McLarren officiated and burial was in Callaway Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Pallbearers were nephews: Clyde Padgett, Lloyd Martin, Carl Rehma, Bruce Williamson, Roger Williamson and Ted Harrison. Mrs. Dillon was horn on January 20, 1907, at Steedman, daughter of the late George and Sally Shiverdecker Williamson. She was the former Edith Mae Williamson. She was married to Paris Dillon in 1934 and he survives. Other survivors are a daughter Mrs. Ira (Lois Dean) O'Neal of Fulton Miss Judith Mae and Walter Nelson Dillon of the home, two grandchildren raised in the home, Glen Kosky and Mrs. Johnny (Billy Jean) Clayton. There are three other grandchildren and one great grandchild, 10 nieces and nephews. Also surviving are two brothers, Carl Wise Williamson and Robert Leo Williamson, both of Fulton. One brother, Manless (Buck) Williamson, preceded her in death Oct. 20, 1945. Three half-brothers and one half-sister surviving are: Martin Luther Williamson and David Wilson Williamson of Fulton, George William Williamson of New Orleans, La,, and Mrs. Percy (Sylvia) Langley, Fulton. Fulton Sun Gazette, Fulton, Callaway County,Missouri, March 9, 1964
DILLON
ESTES
PEERY
STROKE FATAL TO GEORGE W. DILLON; Was A Native of Steedman; Funeral Services Monday Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Riverview Church in Steedman for George Walter DILLON, 64, who died at the Callaway Hospital Sunday. Mr. Dillon had suffered a stroke of paralysis last week. He made his home in Fulton at 212 Court Street. The Rev. C. C. RIDDLE officiated and burial was in the Steedman cemetery. Mr. Dillon was born November 3, 2882 in Steedman, a son of W. E. and Lucinda Jane ESTES Dillon. He was married November 27, 1901 to Maude Mae COLLINS who preceded him in death in May, 1921. Surviving are eight children, Leon DILLON, Phoenix, Ariz.; Ennis DILLON, Lincoln, Nbr.; Raymond DILLON, Mrs. Dan PADGETT, Mrs. Bernard MARTIN, Paris DILLON, Hallie DILLON, Mrs. Curtis WARFIELD, all of Fulton; nineteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren, three brothers, MOSE DILLON, Steedman; Edgar DILLON and Thomas DILLON of St. Charles; and four sisters, Mrs. C. B. PEERY of Fulton; Mrs. John  MATTESON of Maryland Heights, MO.; Mrs. David KUCHLER and Mrs. Robert FARLEY of St. Charles.  Fulton Daily Sun Gazette, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, November 1946
DILLON
ESTES
BLANKENSHIP
Headline: FORMER CALLAWAY WOMAN SUCCUMBS.
Publication Date: December 28, 1943
Source: Fulton Daily Sun Gazette
Region: Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri
Obituary: Mrs. Lucinda Dillon Dies Christmas Day At St. Charles, Mo. Mrs. Lucinda Dillon. 77 years old, widow of the late W. E. died Christmas Day at the home of her son, Edgar Dillon at St. Charles. where had been living in recent years. The body was to be brought to the Wallace Funeral Home in Fulton, probably Wednesday depending upon weather conditions and the, funeral has been set for 2:00 o'clock, Thursday afternoon at the Riverview Church at Steedman. Mrs. Leon Dillon will officiate. The body will be at the Wallace Funeral home until time for the funeral Mrs. Dillon was born April 21, 1866 near Steedman and had lived most of her life in Callaway way county. She and Mr. Dillon moved to St. Louis County opposite St. Charles about 20 years ago where Mr. Dillon operated a Missouri river bottom farm. He died about nine years ago. Mrs. Dillon is survived by the following eight children: Walter Dillon, Mose Dillon, and Mrs. Grace Peery of Steedman; Mrs. Stella Farley Tom Dillon and Edgar Dillon of St. Charles, Mrs. Gertrude Kirchner of Pittsburg, Colo., and Mrs. Blanche Matteson of Vigus, Mo. 
DILLON
POWERS
RONNIE DILLON   A former Fultonian, Ronnie Dillon, died December 12 at a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, after a lingering illness. He was born in Fulton, November 8, 1943.  As a child, he grew up in Phoenix, Arizona.  Survivors include:  his wife, three children, and his parents, Mr. Leon Dillon and Mrs. Edna POWERS Dillon, two brothers, Wallace Lee and Delbert, two sisters, Joyce and Jean, all of Phoenix.  Fulton relatives are Raymond and Paris Dillon, Mrs. Lola Padgett, Mrs. Buck Martin, Mrs. Curtis Warfield, Floyd Powers and Mrs. Faye Powers Day.  Burial was Monday, December 16, at Phoenix.  Fulton Daily Sun-Gazette, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, December, 1974
DILLON,  McCLELLAN, 
LADMAN
 MRS. ROSANNA LEE DILLON, age 84, of Fulton, passed away Friday, January 8, 1999 at the Callaway Community Hospital in Fulton. She was born June 24, 1914, in Steedman, Missouri a daughter of the late John Robert Lee McCLELLAN and Dora Ellen LADMAN McClellan. She married Walter Raymond DILLON in Fulton on February 14, 1937. He survives at their home. Other survivors include three daughters, Donna Carrol Burry and her husband, Earl of Fulton, Carolyn Parks and her husband, Daniel of Williamsburg, and Sandra Gibson and her husband Richard of Fulton, two sisters; Ruth Craig and Trixie Nickelson of Fulton, one brother, Marvin McClellan of Tekamah, Nebraska, 7 grandchildren; Gary Wayne Burry and his wife, Tammy, Steven "Rusty" Burry and his wife Ronda, Carol Ann Sumner and her husband, Jon, Jennifer Gibson, Mac Gibson, all of Fulton, Dianna Robbins and her husband, Eric of Holts Summit, Douglas Gibson of Bowling Green, Missouri, one step-grandson, David Gibson of Fulton and 7 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one brother. Mrs. Dillon was a member of the Church of God-Holiness in Fulton, Central Coworkers and Central Quilter's Club.  Fulton Sun Gazette, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri,  January 12, 1999
DILLON
McCLELLAN
COLLINS
WALTER RAYMOND DILLON, age 95, Fulton, passed away, Saturday, November 6, 1999. He was born September 7, 1904, in Callaway County to G. W. Dillon and Maude Collins Dillon. He married Rosanna Lee McClellan on February 14, 1937. She preceded him in death on January 8, 1999. Survivors include three daughters; Donna Carrol Burry and her husband, Earl of Fulton, Carolyn Parks and her husband, Daniel of Williamsburg, Sandra Gibson and her husband Richard of Fulton, seven grandchildren; Gary Wayne Burry and his wife, Tammy; Steven "Rusty" Burry and his wife Ronda, Carol Ann Sumner and her husband, Jon, Jennifer Gibson, Mac Gibson, Diana Robbins and her husband, Eric, Douglas Gibson and his wife, Brenda, one step-grandson, David Gibson and his wife, Brenda, two brothers, Paris Dillon and Ennis Dillon, three sisters; Lola Padgett, Gladys Martin and Opal Warfield, all of Fulton, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by three brothers; Hallie, Delbert and Leon Dillon and one infant sister, Goldie Dillon. Mr. Dillon retired after 29 years of service with Harbison Walker Refractory. He was a member of the Church of God Holiness in Fulton. Fulton Sun Gazette, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, November 8, 1999
DILLON
KEMP
ENGLISH
VELMA MAY DILLON   Velma May Dillon, 94, of Williamsburg died Satruday, May 3, 1997, at Fulton Manor Care.  She was born Sept. 5, 1997, in Callaway County, a daughter of J. F. Kemp and Nora A. English.  She married Otha Dillon on May 29, 1919.  He died Nov. 10, 1990.  Survivors include cousins Hazel and Grace Stephens of McCredie and John Robert Thomas of Mokane.  She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.  Mrs. Dillon worked for many years as a cook for Gasper's Restaurant in Kingdom City.  Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 5, 1997, at the Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton with Mr. Bruce Williamson officiating.  Visitation will be Monday at 9:30 a.m. until time of service.  Burial will be at the Williamsburg Cemetery in Williamsburg.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Williamsburg Cemetery Association.  Fulton Sun Gazette, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, May 4, 1997.
DOUGLAS G. LOUIS DOUGLAS, 80, of Colliersville, Tenn., formerly of Hernando, Miss., died Friday, July 21, 2000, at Delta Medical Center. Survivors include: his wife, Lois Dean Douglas; four sons, Kenneth Douglas of Olive Branch, Miss., John Douglas of St. Louis, Darriel Douglas of Mexico, Mo., and Denny Douglas of Collierville, Tenn.; three sisters, Betty Ann Russell of Fulton, Genevieve Sheppeck of Farmington, N. M., and Irene Foree, of Mexico, Mo.; one brother, John Ernest Douglas of Fulton, and seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was a retired die cutter and a member of Gracewood Baptist Church. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Forest Hill East Chapel in Memphis, Tenn. Burial will follow in Forest Hill South Mausoleum.  Fulton Sun Gazette, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri
DUDLEY  WRIGHT BEDELIA LOUISE DUDLEY Bedelia Louise DUDLEY, 84, of Sullivan, formerly of Fulton, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 1998, in Sullivan. She was born Nov. 11, 1913, in Calwood to Jewett Madison WRIGHT, Sr., and Susan Ethel WRIGHT. She married Ransom E. DUDLEY, who preceded her in death. Survivors include: her mother of Fulton; one son, Randy DUDLEY and his wife of Sullivan; two brothers, Madison WRIGHT of Fulton and Tommie Wright and his wife of Kingdom City; two sisters, Shirley BLANSETT and her husband of Rocky Mountain and Betty HARRIS and her husband of Fulton; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her father, one son and two brothers. Mrs. Dudley was a longtime member of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Fulton. Services were Saturday at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Fulton, Burial was in Ebenezer Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Hassebroek-Felton Funeral Home in Sullivan. Fulton Sun Gazette, , Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, March 4, 1998
DUNGAN
SHADWICK
SCHULTZ
ROGER DUNGAN  ROGER CLEMENT DUNGAN, 59, of Boonville died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at Cooper County Memorial Hospital.  Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at Thacker Funeral Home in Boonville with the Rev. Don Woods officiating. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  Mr. Dungan was born April 7, 1941, in Cooper County to Herbert and Ruth Shadwick Dungan.  He married Nina Louise Schultz on Oct. 22, 1966, and she survives.  Survivors also include three stepdaughters, Theresa Mullett and Cindy Ridgeway, both of Columbia, and Irene Bodenhamer of Butler; one brother, Dale Dungan of Kansas City; four sisters, Doris Kaiser and Betty Cundiff, both of Excelsior Springs, Ruth Thompson of Boonville and Hazel Purvis of New Franklin; and three grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by six brothers and two sisters.  Memorials are suggested to the Providence Cemetery Association.
ECTON

ECTON --Near Calwood, in this county, on the 20th inst., PETER ECTON, aged about 35 years.  He leaves a wife and four children, and was a consistent member of the Baptist Church.  Fulton Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, November 1882

EWING CAPT. PATRICK EWING. A Short Sketch of His Life. Died at the residence of his son-in-law, LeGrand Ratekin, on the 25th day of July 1879, Captain Patrick Ewing, in the 87th year of his age. Captain Ewing was born in Lee county, Virginia, on the second day of December, 1792 and came to Missouri in 1814, and to Callaway county in 1816. He built the first house in Callaway county out side of Cote Sans Dessein early in 1817. He was a Captain in the Black Hawk war and the second sheriff of the county. The exact time when he became a mentor of the Regular Baptist Church is not known to this writer, but it was not far from the year 1840, and he ever afterward lived a consistent member of that body. By his first wife he had nine children; three sons and six daughters; two sons and three daughters survive him, all of whom were present when he died except one son, who resides in Texas. Perhaps no person was held in higher esteem by those who knew him than Captain Ewing. He was generous to a fault, and no one held ostentation of any kind in greater contempt. He of late years, often spoke of his departure as something he dreaded only on account of bodily , and expressed himself as being ready and willing to go whenever the Father should call him. He is the last of his father's family, except a sister who was still living at last accounts.   Callaway Weekly Gazette, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, August 8, 1879
FERGUSON  ADAMS
GORDON
WHITTLER
LEON MITCHELL FERGUSON, 79, of Jefferson City, died Monday, July 10, 2000, at St. Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City.  Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 15, at Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church in Holts Summit with the Rev. George Coleman officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 14, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home in Jefferson City and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.  Mr. Ferguson was born Sept. 23, 1920, in Callaway County to Mitchell and Lillian ADAMS Ferguson.  He married Mildred WHITTLER and later married Beatrice GORDON.  He served in the Navy during World War II.  He was a member of the Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church in Holts Summit, where he was a deacon and a member of the Missionary Society.  He was also a member of American Legion Post No. 231.  Survivors include a daughter, Linda Harris of Columbia; two sisters, Marie Thompson of Kansas City and Jessie Ferguson of Jefferson City; two brothers, Paul Ferguson of Jefferson City and Charles Ferguson of Stockton, Calif.; one grandchild; and nine great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Henry Ferguson.  Memorials are suggested to Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society. Columbia Daily Tribune, Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, July 12, 2000
FLASPOHLER
GOODMAN

BILL FLASHPOHLER   Bill M. Flaspohler, 63, of Armstrong died Friday, Nov. 13, 1998, at his home.  Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, at Friemonth-Freese Funeral home in Fayette with the Rev. John Spilman officiating. Burial will be in Fayette City Cemetery. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home.  Mr. Flaspohler was born June 23, 1935, in Howard County to Leo Flaspohler and Anna "Shine" GOLDEN GOODMAN of Fayette. He married Carol THOMPSON, and she survives.  Mr. Flaspohler worked as a locomotive engineer for Gateway Western Railroad. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, the American Legion, the Eagles Lodge and a local band known as the Tunemasters.  Other survivors include his mother, of Fayette; three sons, Curtis Flaspohler of Armstrong, Butch Flaspohler of Higbee and Ed Flaspohler of Arnold; and a daughter, Cynthia Flaspohler-McPeek of Larkspur, Colo.  Memorials can be made to Homecare of Mid-Missouri Hospice in Moberly.  Columbia Daily Tribune, Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, November 15, 1998  

FLEMING
HAYNES
SAMUEL CHURCH FLEMING DIES  Samuel Church Fleming, 50 years old, died Monday, April 4th, at the County Hospital in Fulton.  Mr. Fleming was a blacksmith and had conducted shops at Holt's Summit, Cedar City, Wainwright and Tebbetts.  He was a hard worker and a good citizen.  He was a consistent member of the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church.  He is survied by his wife, who was Miss Ola HAYNES, and three children, Ruby Frances, Roy Harvie and Dorsie Samuel.  Mr. Fleming was born in Callaway county and had spent his entire life here.  The body was laide to rest Tuesday afternoon in the Middle River Cemetery, where funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. E. Robinson, pastor of the Mokane Christian church.  The Missourian extends sympathy to the bereaved.  The Mokane Missourian, Mokane, Callaway County, Missouri, Friday, October 13, 1933
GRANT Callaway Weekly Gazette, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, June 20, 1879
This beloved citizen and faithful friend closed his generous life at the residence of the late Joseph I. Grant, for miles east of Williamsburg, Saturday morning, June 1th, 1878.  Las Sabbath morning his remains were laid to rest in the ... of Auxvasse Cemetery.  A large throng of devoted friends were present to pay the last sad rights of earth to an honest citizen.  Many relatives and friends of his native Kentucky home, his adopted Missouri land, as well as the -- will read the announcement of his death with feelings of genuine..  Mr. Grant was born in Fayette County, Ky., in 1818, moved with his father to Marion county, Mo., in 1832, and resided in Jackson county, with the exception of a two year sojourn in California, from 1813-...  During the late war, he found at Waco, Texas, a  
HARDIN
HARDIN--Died in this county, on Nov. 29th, 1878, Mr. Elihu Hardin, aged about
 66 years.  Mr. Hardin came to this county from Albermarle, Va., in the fall of 1835.  Was  married and leaves a wife and several children to mourn his death.  Fulton Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, December, 1878 
HOCKADAY In Independence on Sunday, April 20th, Sarah H., Infant daughter of Isaac and Susan C. Hockaday, aged 22 months.  The Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, May 9, 1851
HART 
FISHER
DOROTHY I. HART, 73 of Fulton, died Monday, August 4, 1997, at Callaway Community Hospital in Fulton. She was born April 26, 1924, in Fulton to Harley FISCHER and Pearl Belle CUSTARD Fisher. Survivors include two sons, James Humphrey of Mexico and Mike Matteson of Fulton; three daughters, Sheri Dunne of Sullivan, Jackie Chapman of Phoenix and Patty Gold of Los Angeles; 17 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one daughter, Barbara Reno; one son, Jody Belcher; an infant brother and an infant sister. Mrs. Hart worked as a psychiatric aide at Fulton, State Hospital until her retirement. She enjoyed playing in pool tournaments at the SERVE Senior Center. Services will be at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton with the Rev. Stephen Sowder officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Fulton. daughters. Arrangements: Langsford Chapel, Lee's Summit, MO, Kansas City Star, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, November 22, 1996
HULL 
SETTLES
PHARIS

MARY SETTLES HULL, 93, of Boonville died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at Cooper County Memorial Hospital in Boonville.  Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at William Wood Funeral Home in Boonville with the Rev. Karen Nelson officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at the funeral home.  Mrs. Hull was born July 12, 1907, in Boone County to Harris and Sarah Jane Pharis Settles. She married Clarence E. Hull on Nov. 24, 1926, in Cooper County, and he preceded her in death. She was employed at Selwyn Shoe Factory until her retirement. She was a member of the United Church of Christ for over 70 years.  Survivors include two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Evelyn Jane Brownfield; four brothers; three sisters; and a great-grandchild.  Columbia Daily Tribune, Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, September 20, 2000  

HUNKER THOMPSON
MORRIS
PARKS

MARY HUNKER   Mary Martha Hunker, 87, of Moberly, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at Loma Linda nursing home in Moberly. Services were held at 2 p.m. today at Million-Taylor-Patton Funeral Home in Huntsville with Lon Cooksey officiating. Burial is in Roanoke Cemetery in Roanoke. Mrs. Hunker was born April 30, 1912, in Moberly to Stephen and Maggie PARKS MORRIS.  She married Leslie Hunker on April 30, 1930, in Yates and he preceded her in death.  She had been employed at the Brown Shoe factory, and Community Hospital. She was a member of Coates Street Presbyterian Church, where she was active in the quilting circle. Survivors include two sons, Stephen Hunker of Columbia and Martin Hunker of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Kathryn Thompson of Moberly and Betty Bryant of Washington; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.  Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society of the Coates Street Presbyterian Church. Columbia Daily Tribune, Columbia, Missouri, January 17, 2000

HUNTER MRS. IDA HUNTER, nee FORD, was born in Lexington Kentucky, April 20, 1850. emigrated with her parents to Fulton, Missouri in 1855...died...August 23rd, 1879, Callaway Weekly Gazette, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri.  September 5, 1879
KEMP On the 7th inst., at the residence of his father in this county, WM. R. KEMP, aged about 26 years.  The Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, January 11, 1861
JACKSON JACKSON - at the residence of his father, W. J. Jackson, in this county.  RICHARD B. JACKSON, aged 22.  The family have our heartfelt sympathy.  Fulton Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, December, 1878 
JASPER 
WOOD
MRS. SALLIE F., wife of Robert D. JASPER, and daughter of James B. and the late Nancy Ann WOOD, departed this life March 27, 1870, in the town of New Florence, Mo., aged 19 yeas, 7 months and 16 days.  The Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, April 8, 1870
JAMESON On the 7th of April, at her residence on the Grand Prairie, Mrs. Margaret, consort of Thomas JAMESON, of typhoid fever, aged 25 years.  The Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, 
April 16, 1852
JAMESON JAMESON--In this county, on the 12th inst., of consumption, Miss Nellie Jamison, aged about 19 years.  Fulton Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, 1982
JOLLY Died at his residence in Audrain county on the 13th inst., George S. JOLLY, aged 42 years. The Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, March 22, 1862
LEWIS

PRIVATE GEORGE T. LEWIS.  Aged 27 years.  Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. LEWIS, of near McCredie, Mo. Called to the colors October 5, 1917, sent to Camp Funston, Kan., for training and assigned to 354th Infantry.  Died of pneumonia at Camp Funston, February 21, 1918.

LOOTEN 
SESTAK

WAYNE EDWARD LOOTEN, 65, of Eugene died Monday, May 29, 2000, at his home.  Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 31, at Hickory Hill Baptist Church in Eugene with the Rev. Shane Crum officiating. Burial will be in Hickory Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, at Weber and Sons Funeral Home in Russellville.  Mr. Looten was born Oct. 21, 1934, in Henley to Edward and Orpha LOOTEN. He married Dorothy Jo SESTAK on Jan. 23, 1955, in Hickory Hill, and she survives.  He graduated from Eugene High School and worked for A&P Supermarkets for 14 years before joining Prudential Insurance Co., where he was a manager for 30 years before retiring. He was a member of Hickory Hills Baptist Church in Eugene. He also was a Cole County commissioner and a longtime member of the Life Underwriters Association.  Other survivors include his mother and stepfather, Orpha and Herb Thompson of Kansas City, Kan.; his stepmother, Opal Looten of Henley; two sons, Richard Wayne Looten of Columbia and Steven Lee Looten of Quincy, Ill.; a daughter, Michelle Delene Morton of Columbia; three brothers, Donald Looten and Frankie Looten, both of Henley, and Jerry Thompson of Jamesport; two sisters, Patricia Breedlove and Diane Barnes, both of Kansas City, Kan.; and five grandchildren.  Memorials are suggested to Hickory Hill Baptist Church.  Columbia Daily Tribune, Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, May 30, 2000 

McCLELLAN
LINVILLE
LADMAN
MCCLELLAN, John R. McCLELLAN was born October 16, 1869 at Portland, Mo., and died May 18, 1945 at the age 75 years 4 months 2 days. He was the son of James and Martha J. McCLELLAN. On May 7, 1913 he was married to Dora E. LADMAN. To this union five children were born, one son, Henry Wilson, preceding him in death. He is survived by his widow, and four children, namely: Mrs. Raymond Dillon, Fulton, Mo.; Cpl. Marvin McClellan of the U. S. Army; Trixie Ellen and Ruth of the home; 2 grandchildren, one brother, one sister, two half-sisters, and one step-sisters. He was saved and sanctified several years ago, but had wandered back, to some extent. Two years ago he got back to God and never ceased praising His name. At any time through the night one could hear him praying. A prayer service was held in his home a few weeks ago and he shouted the praise of God with is feeble voice. He said to Bro. Floyd Rogers, "Bro. Rogers, this is the best prayer meeting I was ever in." He tried to help his friends in every way he could. If anyone was sick, he would go to see them, and would say, "I'm glad they don't think I'm too old to help." The funeral service was conducted by Bro. J. L. BEATTY at Riverview Church and his body was laid to rest in the Riverview Cemetery to await the morning of the first resurrection. The family wishes to thank the people of Reform Church, the Fulton Church, and the Kansas City College and Bible School and Church for the flowers and sympathy. The Church Herald, Church of God Holiness, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri,  November 1945
McLELLAN
TATE

Mr. and Mrs. McClellan's little daughter, MINNIE, after a long illness passed away last Friday and was buried at Riverview Saturday.  Mokane Monitor, Mokane, Callaway County, Missouri, November 1908

McCLELLAN, LADMAN
GRIFFIN
MRS. DORA E. GRIFFIN, Route 5, died unexpectedly at 3 a.m. today 40 minutes after being admitted to the Callaway Memorial Hospital. She was a life-long resident of the county.  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Church of God Holiness with the Rev. Sam McLerran, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Riverview Cemetery, Steedman. The body will lie in state at the Maupin Funeral Home here. Pal bearers will be Ralph and Lloyd Twitchell, Allen Mealy, Carl Farley, Archie Lee Tate and Elmer Sprout. A native of Callaway County, Mrs. Griffin was born near Steedman on April 15, 1888, a daughter of Anton and Sarah Thompson Ladman. She was married to John R. McClellan on May 7, 1913, and the couple lived for many years on a farm near Steedman. He died on May 18, 1945. On January 28, 1952, she was married to John H. Griffin, who survives. Mrs. Griffin was a member of the Riverview Church of God Holiness. Survivors, in addition to her husband, include four children by her first marriage, Mrs. Raymond Dillon, Fulton, Marvin McClellan, Tekamah, Neb., Mrs. Howard Nickelson, McCredie, and Miss Ruth McClellan, Fulton. One son, Henry Wilson, died at the age of two.  Fulton Sun Gazette, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, May 27, 1960
McCRAY

PRIVATE JOHN E. D. McCRAY.  Aged 22 years, Son of Mr. and  Mrs. S. McCray, of near New Bloomfield, Mo.  Called to the colors October 21, 1918, and sent to Camp Bowie, Tex., for training.  Died at base hospital in that camp, November 3, 1918,
 of pneumonia.

MADDOX GOODMAN

CAPT. CLARENCE C. "Hap" MADDOX, 73, Jefferson City, died July 31, 1999, at St. Mary's Health Center.  He was born Sept. 6, 1925, in Callaway County, a son of Elburn and Margaret KEELEY MADDOX. He was married June 14, 1946, in Fulton, to Norma Jean Goodman, who died June 3, 1999.  A lifelong resident of the Central Missouri area, he graduated from Fulton High School in 1943 and attended Westminster College. He was a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Washington. He served in the Navy and Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict.  He was employed by the Missouri Highway Patrol from 1953 until illness forced his retirement as a captain in 1984. He was stationed in Flat River and Montgomery City before his transfer to the patrol's general headquarters in 1961. He retired as a director of the Criminal Bureau.  He was a deacon and member of Memorial Baptist Church and a member of the retired Missouri Highway Patrol Employees Association.  Survivors include: three daughters, Brenda M. Dillane and Debbie D. Schrimpf, both of Jefferson City, and Beverly G. Sheridan, Steamboat Springs, Colo.; one son, Gary P. Maddox, Jefferson City; and 10 grandchildren.  Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Memorial Baptist Church.  The Rev. C.D. Butler will officiate. Graveside services and burial with military honors will be in Callaway Memorial Gardens, Fulton.  Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Freeman Mortuary. Memorials are suggested to the Memorial Baptist Church building fund.  Jefferson City News Tribune, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, August 1, 1999

MADDOX Died at the residence of his mother, 7 miles north of Fulton, on the night of the 21st instant, Mr. URIAH MADDOX in the 30th year of his age.  The Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, February 28, 1851
MADDOX MADDOX--Died of Pneumoniciclial croup, near Barkersville, Mo., on January 23rd, 1882, MARY JANE, daughter of William J. and Mary F. Maddox, aged three months and eight days.  Farewell, dear little darling, thou art gone but not forgotten. She was the music of our home, a day that knew no night--, The fragrance of our garden bower--, A thing all smiles and light.  Above the couch we beat and prayed, In the half-lighted room; As the bright hues of infant life,  Sank slowly lat gloom.  The form remained, but there was now,  No soul our love to share; Farewell! with weeping hearts we said---, Child of our love and care.  But years are moving quickly past.  And times will soon be o'er, Death shall be swallowed up of life, On the immortal shore.  Dr. R. J. M.  The Fulton Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, November, 1882
MADDOX, GOODMAN, FARMER NORMA JEAN MADDOX, 70, Jefferson City, died June 3, 1999, at St. Mary's Health Center. She was born May 4, 1929, in Callaway County, a daughter of Paul O. and Betty Farmer Goodman. She was married June 14, 1946, in Fulton, to Clarence C. "Hap" Maddox, who survives at the home. A lifelong resident of the Central Missouri area, she attended Fulton High School. She worked for Kroger's store and later with Sears for several years. She also owned and operated Granny's Gourmet Catering Co. for more than 20 years until she retired in 1998. She was a member of Memorial Baptist Church. Other survivors include: three daughters, Brenda Dillane and Debbie Schrimpf, both of Jefferson City, and Beverly Sheridan, Steamboat, Colo.; one son, Gary Maddox, Jefferson City; two sisters, Lois Martin, Kansas City, Kan., and Carolyn Beers, state of Kansas; and 10 grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Baptist Church. The Rev. C.D. Butler will officiate. Burial will be in Callaway Memorial Gardens, Fulton. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Freeman Mortuary. Memorials are suggested to the Memorial Baptist Church Building Fund. Jefferson City News Tribune, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, June 6, 1999
MARTIN
MADDOX
Mr. Harry M. Martin, passed away Monday, August 27, 1990 at the Heartland of Fulton Nursing Care Facility. He was born April 9, 1903 at Steedman, Mo., a son of the late Harvey S. and Daisy Maddox Martin. He was married June 29, 1923 to Georgia Gilman, she preceded him in death on March 21, 1978. Survivors include; two sons, Elmer and James Martin of Fulton, four daughters; Mrs. J. C. (Mildred) Adams, Mrs. Robert (Lucille) Harrison, Mrs. Betty Thurman all of Fulton and Mrs. Peggy Diehl of Steedman. One brother, Elwood Martin of Fulton and one sister, Margaret Atterberry of Rhineland, Missouri. 17 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren. Mr. Martin was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one daughter, two sons, two brothers and two sisters.  Memorial Card, published by Maupin Funeral Home, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, August 28, 1990
MARTIN COLLINS DILLON FREDA A. MARTIN  Freda A. Martin, 84, of Oklahoma City, Okla., formerly of Fulton died Sunday, Jan. 12, 1997, at the Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma City. She was born February 22, 1912, in Steedman to Mose and Nola (Collins) Dillon. She was united in marriage on April 23, 1928, to Elwood C. Martin. He died on July 26, 1992. Survivors include: four sons, Clifford Martin of Mustang, Okla., Boyd E. Martin of Columbia, Kenneth Martin of Oklahoma City and Ray Martin of Fulton; one daughter, Norma Pasley of Edgar Springs; 20 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Annie Verble and Gertrude Vandeloecht, both of Steedman; several nieces and nephews survive. She was preceded in death by an infant son, Henry H. Martin, and three brothers. Services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton with Rev. David Church officiating. Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery, in Steedman. Visitation will be at the funeral home in Fulton from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday.  Fulton Sun Gazette, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, January 1997
MARTIN, MADDOX
GILMAN
MR. HARRY M. MARTIN, passed away Monday, August 27, 1990 at the Heartland of Fulton Nursing Care Facility. He was born April 9, 1903 at Steedman, Mo., a son of the late Harvey S. and Daisy Maddox Martin. He was married June 29, 1923 to Georgia Gilman, she preceded him in death on March 21, 1978. Survivors include; two sons, Elmer and James Martin of Fulton, four daughters; Mrs. J. C. (Mildred) Adams, Mrs. Robert (Lucille) Harrison, Mrs. Betty Thurman all of Fulton and Mrs. Peggy Diehl of Steedman. One brother, Elwood Martin of Fulton and one sister, Margaret Atterberry of Rhineland, Missouri. 17 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren. Mr. Martin was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one daughter, two sons, two brothers and two sisters.
MARTIN CARTMILL MRS. J. W. MARTIN DIES ON MONDAY - Obituary: Native of Steedman Community Suffered From Paralysis For Eight Years  Mrs. Hattie Mae Martin, 60 years old, widow of James William Martin, died at 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Curtis Snow, north of Fulton. She had been suffering from paralysis of nealry eight years. Mrs. Martin's maiden name was Cartmill. She was born and reared in Callaway county, spending most of her life in the Steedman community. Her husband, James W. Martin, died January 4, 1937. Surviving are seven children: Mrs. Ed Maddox, Steedman; Buck Martin, Steedman; Mrs. Finis Saling, Mokane; Mrs. Claude Kirk, Mrs. Raymond Hudgens, Mrs. Curtis Snow and Dan Martin, all of Fulton. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. Mattie Horstman, and one brother, James Cartmill, both of Mokane, and a host of friends to mourn her passing.  Fulton, Missouri Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, December 8, 1937
MARTIN CARTMILL  JAMES W. Martin claimed by death - Steedman Farmer Was Visiting Relatives in Fulton When End Came ---James William Martin, 70 years old, a native and life-long resident of the Steedman community, died at 4:30 o'clock Monday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Claude Kirk of south Court Street. He came to Fulton a week ago for a visit and had been ill only a few days. Mr. Martin was born April 6, 1844 (actually it was 1867), on a farm near Steedman. His entire life was spent as a farmer. He was married to Miss Hattie Cartmill, who with seven children survives him. The children are; Mrs. Ed Maddox, Fulton; Mrs. Claude Kirk, Fulton, Bernard Martin, Steedman; Daniel Martin, Fulton; Mrs. Finis Saling, Mokane; and Mrs. Curtis Snow, McCredie. He also leaves one, Mrs. Lou Wright of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Harvey Martin of Steedman. brother and one sister.  Fulton, Missouri Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, January 9, 1937
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DOLLIE IRENE CAMERON MEANS, 90, of Fulton, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, at Riverview Nursing Home in Mokane. She was born Sept. 8, 1909, to the late Samuel and Lenore King Peery. She married Ruben Albert Cameron on Aug. 25, 1929. He preceded her in death on Jan. 25, 1943. She then married James Robert Means on July 30, 1947. He preceded her in death on July 18, 1986. Survivors include: two sons, Robert Cameron and Albert Cameron, both of Fulton, one daughter, Ruby Southerland of Rocheport, four stepchildren, Cora Farmer, Louis Means, Margaret Davis and Kenneth Means; 29 grandchildren, and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren. She is also preceded in death by three stepchildren. She had worked at International Shoe Co. for several years and was a member of the Central Christian Church. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Debo Funeral Home in Fulton, with the Rev. Harold Reisch officiating. Burial will follow in White Cloud Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Central Christian Church.  Fulton Sun Gazette, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, 
MILES

JAMES MILES   James T. MILES, 78, of Norcross, Ga., formerly of Columbia, died Saturday, March 18, 2000.  Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at Kirk of the Corners Christian Church in Norcross. A private graveside service will follow at Arlington Memorial Gardens.  Mr. Miles was a native of Columbia and graduated from the University of Missouri. He served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945 as a staff sergeant. He spent many years in the retail business, working with J.P. Allen, Macy痴 and Robins of Cordele.  Survivors include daughters, Sharon Miles and Sallie Thompson, both of Duluth, Ga., Linda Douglas of Charlotte, N.C., and Wendy Arnold of Ft. Valley, Ga.; son, James Miles of Alpharetta, Ga.; and 11 grandchildren.  Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.  Columbia Daily Tribune, Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, March 19, 2000

NEVINS NEVINS--In this county, on the 4th inst., John Nevins, aged about 75 years.  Fulton Telegraph, 1888
O'DONNELL WRIGHT  WELLSVILLE MAN FATALLY HURT IN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT - FRED O'DONNELL dies of injuries; Hugh Pew and Harold Spencer Seriously hurt Saturday. One man was fatally hurt and two others injured late Saturday night when an automobile in which they were riding overturned on highway 40 near Mineola. The three were taken to the Audrain hospital for treatment. Fred O'Donnell of Wellsville, died at 9:50 p.m., Sunday at the hospital of a broken neck and other injuries received in the accident. Harold Spencer of Vandalia and Hugh Pew of Wellsville were hurt but are expected to recover. O'Donnell, who was 41 years old, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John O'Donnell of Wellsville, and was a clay miner at Farber. The body was taken to Wellsville for funeral and burial services. Spencer who is 22 years old, received a broken left collar bone while Pew who is 26, suffered fractures of his hip and left arm. Both were taken to their homes Sunday. It was said the automobile in which the men were riding overturned six times on the Mineola Hill and was demolished.  Mexico Intelligencer, Audrain County, Missouri, May 1, 1930
O'DONNELL WRIGHT
THOMASSON
HAYES
VAUGHN
JOHN CHRISTIAN O'DONNELL - John died at the home of J. W. Thomasson of near Farber, MO. He had previously formed a farming partnership with Mr. Thomasson but dissolved this business in 1937. He continued to live with them. He was charged with malicious mischief in Montgomery County, MO. No record on file of the outcome of this suit.  Martinsburg Monitor, Martinsburg, Audrain County, Missouri, February 1938

CHRIS O'DONNELL Dies - Funeral Was From parents Home with Burial in Turk Cemetery. John Christian O'Donnell, 57 years old, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Thomasson of near Farber, Friday morning, after a several weeks illness. Born on the farm of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John O'Donnell, near Martinsburg on May 5, 1881, Chris, as he was familiarly known spent his entire life in and near this community. He had been engaged in farming since boyhood and several years had farmed in partnership with Mr. Thomasson. They had dissolved their partnership last year, but he continued to make his home with them, until his death.  The funeral was conducted at the home of his parents, Saturday afternoon, by the Rev. Wheeler, of Wellsville, with burial in the old Turk Cemetery east of town. Surviving are his aged parents, and two sisters, Mrs. Mid Vaughn and Mrs. C. I. Hayes, both of Wellsville. The Monitor joins in extending hearful sympathy to the bereaved family.  Martinsburg Monitor, Martinsburg, Audrain County, Missouri, February 10, 1938
O'DONNELL WRIGHT 
HAYES
BURWELL
MRS. JOHN O'DONNELL Dies - Had only Been Ill Short Time - After an illness of less than a day, Mrs. John O'Donnell, 80 years old, died at her home southeast of town. At four o'clock on Monday morning members of the family found her sitting on the edge of the bed, in a dazed condition. A doctor was summoned, but her condition did not improve and she died at 10 o'clock that night. The cause of her death was apoplexy. The funeral was conducted at the home on Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock and burial was in the old Turk cemetery, near her home. A daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Wright, MRS. ISABEL O'DONNELL was born in Kentucky. Sixty years ago she came with her parents to live near Martinsburg where she has since resided. More than 50 years ago she was married to John O'Donnell, of her home community, who survives, as do two daughters, Mrs. Emma Vaughn and Mrs. Lillie Hayes, both of Wellsville. Two sons are dead, Chris and Fred. She also leaves 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. George Burwell and two brothers, George Wright of Plummer, Michigan and Harry Wright of St. Louis. In the community where she had lived for so many years, Mrs. O'Donnell was known as a kindly neighbor, a devoted wife and mother. Besides her own children she reared a granddaughter, now Mrs. Roland Banks, who lives in the home. The Monitor extends heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family.  Martinsburg Monitor, Martinsburg, Audrain County, Missouri, December 14, 1939
O'DONNELL VAUGHN
WRIGHT
JOHN O'DANNELL DIES THURSDAY IN WELLSVILLE  Funeral for 82 Year Old Man was Saturday. John W. O'Dannell, lifelong resident of this vicinity died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mid Vaughn, in Wellsville, Thursday night, after an illness of two weeks' duration. He was nearly 93 years old. Funeral services were conducted at the Kuhne Funeral Home, in Wellsville on Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock and burial was in the old Kirk cemetery, east of Martinsburg. John Wesley O'Dannell was born on the farm, where most of his life was lived, on April 8, 1852. He was married to Miss Isabel Wright of the same community. Mrs. O'Dannell died on December 11, 1939. Four children were born to them, two sons, Fred and Cris, who have been dead for some years, and two daughters, Mrs. Mid (Emma) Vaughn and Mrs. Charles (Lillie) Hayes of Wellsville. Besides his daughters Mr. O'Dannell is survived by four grandchildren, one of them being Mrs. Raymond Banks of Martinsburg, six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grand- children. Mr. O'Dannell was a man of kindly manner and had many friends throughout this community, where he had lived for more than 90 years. The Monitor extends heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family.  Martinsburg Monitor, Martinsburg, Montgomery County, Missouri, November 30, 1944
O'DONNELL WYLIE
STUART
FUNERAL OF SAM O'DONNELL TUESDAY  81 Year Old Pioneer Succumbed at Son's Home in Mexico Monday    Samuel O'Donnell, pioneer citizen of near Martinsburg, died at the home of his son Rodney O'Donnell, in Mexico, Monday soon after a brief illness of pneumonia. He was 81 years old.
The funeral was conducted at the home of his brother, John O'Donnell southeast of town, Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock and burial was in the old O Donnell cemetery, on his home place.  Samuel O'Donnell, the son of Judge and Mrs. O'Donnell, prominent pioneer citizens of this community, was born on their farm three miles southeast of Martinsburg in 1854.  His entire life was lived on the same place. On September 18, 1934, his wife, the former Miss Minerva Wylie, died. They had been married more than 50 years and her death was a great shock to him. Since then he had been spending most of his time with his son, in Mexico. Of the five children born to Mr. and Mrs. O'Donnell, only two survive. They are Rodney O'Donnell of Mexico and Mrs. Grace Stuart of Martinsburg. He also leaves nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and a brother, John.  Samuel O'Donnell was a man of cheerful manner, well liked by all who knew him, a kindly helpful neighbor, whose passing is deeply regretted by them.  The Monitor extends heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family.  Martinsburg Monitor, Martinsburg, Audrain County, Missouri, September 20, 1934
O'DONNELL WYLIE
STUART
MRS. SAM O'DONNELL DIES TUESDAY  -  Funeral for 83 Year Old Woman Wednesday  -  Mrs. Sam O'Donnell, 83 years old, died at her home four miles southeast of Martinsburg Tuesday afternoon at four o'clock, after an illness of five years duration.  The funeral was conducted at the home on Wednesday afternoon and burial was in the family cemetery on the farm.  Mrs. Minerva Wylie O'Donnell was born in the community where all of her life was lived. More than 50 years ago she was married to Samuel O'Donnell of near Martinsburg and their entire married life was spent on the same farm. Of the five children born to them, two with their father, survive. They are Mrs. Grace Stuart, Martinsburg and Rodney O'Donnell, Mexico. She also leaves nine grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Hayes of St. Louis, and other relatives.  Mrs. O'Donnell was a kindly, Christian woman whose every interest was in her home and her family. She had many friends in this community who are grieved at her passing.  The Monitor extends heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family.   Martinsburg Monitor, Martinsburg, Audrain County, Missouri, September 20, 1934
O'DONNELL
CANTERBURY
THOMAS O'DONNELL, formerly known as uncle Tom, died Sunday, 24, at his son's, near Martinsburg; in his 75th year, after an illness of several months. Uncle Tom was one of our earliest settlers in the part of Montgomery county, and was well and favorably known everywhere and will be greatly missed.   Mexico Ledger, Mexico, Audrain County, Missouri, November 1894

THOMAS O'DONNELL died at his residence three miles north of Wellsville Monday morning, aged 85 years. He was an old citizen of this county, having built the house in which he lived 50 years ago. He was the father of 21 (12) children, and had 26 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren. The remains were interred at the Wellsville cemetery after services at the Methodist church by Rev. Sloeloff. Montgomery Standard, Montgomery City, Montgomery County, Missouri, November 30, 1894
OVERFELT

PRIVATE RALPH G. OVERFELT. Aged 22 years. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Overfelt, of Auxvasse. Called to the colors October 21, 1918 and sent with a contingent from Callaway county to Camp Bowie, Tex., where he died of pneumonia, November 2, 1918.

O'NEIL 
FRATT
ROBERTS

EUGENE H. O誰EIL Jr., 77, of Columbia died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, in Columbia.  A  memorial mass will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Boonville with the Rev. Pat Dolan officiating.  Mr. O誰eil was born October 14, 1922, in Everett, Wash., to Eugene Haggerty and Katherine FRATT O誰EIL.  He married Catherine Roberts on September 13, 1947, in Wisconsin.  He served with the Army Air Forces during World War II as a flight navigator. He was a statistician for the state of Wisconsin, a marketing specialist for 3M Co. and Amphenol Corp. and a computer programmer for Morgan Corp. and Sherwin Williams. He was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church. He also was a member of Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus and received his life certificate this year.  Survivors include two sons, Stephen O誰eil and David O誰eil, both of Chicago; two daughters, Molly Gammill of Meridian, Miss., and Beth Lammers of Rocheport; three brothers, Fred O誰eil of Brookfield, Wis., William O誰eil of Everett, Wash., and John O誰eil of Bellevue, Wash.; seven grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren.  Memorials are suggested to Option Care/Missouri River Hospice, 3210 Bluff Creek Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65201. Columbia Daily Tribune, Columbia, Missouri, September 20, 2000

OTT 
KEMPER 
COOK

Clarence H. "Jack" Ott, 79, of Hallsville died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at his home.  Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at Red Rock Methodist Church in Harrisburg with the Rev. Tom Adams officiating. Burial will be in Red Rock Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12 p.m. until time of services Thursday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Nilson Funeral Home.  Mr. Ott was born November 26, 1920, in Boone County to Samuel F. and Myrtle R. KEMPER OTT.  He married Wilma Cook on Dec. 21, 1940, in Columbia, and she preceded him in death.  He was a member of Red Rock United Methodist Church and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was an avid bowler and was active at Oakland Plaza Lanes.  Survivors include two daughters, Connie Reedy of Hallsville and Joan Frantz of Marshfield; three sisters, Mary Belle Perkins, Dorothy Juanita Shores and Lorene Stone, all of Columbia; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.  He also was preceded in death by a brother, Roy Ott; and three sisters, Alice Neal, Edith House and Louise Toalson.  Memorials are suggested to Red Rock Methodist Church Cemetery, 4760 Squire Court Road, Harrisburg, Mo., 65256. September 20, 2000  

PEERY

Albert G Perry, Wellsville, Missouri, Feb 1879   Montgomery County Items --- Died at his home 3 1/2 miles east of Wellsville, of pneumonia, Mr. Albert G. Perry in the 63rd years of his age.  Mr. Perry was an old citizen having resided here about 42 years.  He was a native of Virginia and emigrated to this county in his 31st year.  Fulton Callaway Weekly Gazette, Callaway County, Missouri, 14 February 1879

PEERY

CANDACE MYRTLE PEERY, Dec 1, 1896, little Myrtle, dau of Tobe and Minnie Peery, after an illness of 4 weeks, age 4m 18d.  Family burying ground.   Montgomery City Montgomery Standard, Montgomery County, Missouri, 11 December 1896

PEERY
DILLON
TATE
MADDOX
LAWRENCE
PERRY -Obituary: PERRY Charles Baxter Perry, son of Solomon and Nettie Rose Perry, was born August 3, 1875 in Callaway County, Mo., and died November 22, 1945 at the age of 70 years 3 months 18 days.  On September 8, 1908 he was married to Grace Dillon. To this union were born five children; one son, Edgar, preceded him in death. He is survived by his widow and the following children: Mrs. Madonna Lawrence, Steedman, Mo.; Mrs. Inez Maddox, Fulton, Mo.; Mrs. Rosanna Tate, Portland, Mo.; and Earl, of the home. Also surviving are twelve grandchildren, his mother, two brothers, and three sisters. Bro. Perry was saved about three years ago and sanctified a year later. We shall never forget when the Holy Ghost came into his heart, and how he shouted for joy. Although he suffered much, his faith never faltered, but he lived a very devoted life to the end. During his last days, he looked steadfastly into that heavenly City whose builder and maker is God. He expressed his job in being ready to go, when his strength had failed, adding that had he waited until to pray, he would have been too weak to do so.  The funeral was conducted at Riverview Church by Bro. Floyd Rogers, the writer assisting. The minister used as a text, Acts 7:55, "But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up steadfastly into heaven. Pray for the members of the family, that they may all prepare to meet him. Mrs. Floyd Rogers  Church Hearld, Church of God Holiness, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, January 1, 1946
POLACEK, GARRIOTT
MADISON
MRS. NELLIE POLACEK age 79 of Fulton passed away Sunday, October 22, 1989 at the Callaway Community Hospital in Fulton. She was born January 10, 1910 in Steedman, Missouri, the daughter of the Late William Recer and GUSSIE MADISON Garriott. She was married to August Francis Polacek, he preceded her in death February 24, 1982. Survivors include two sons; Kenny Polacek of Rhineland, Mo., and August Polacek of Fulton. Six daughters; Louetta Martin and Judy Harrison of Fulton. Dorothy Pierson of New Bloomfield, Mo., Helen Rosemiller of Holts Summit, Mo., Donna Raterman of Rhineland, Mo., and Fayrene Holzhauser of Portland, Mo. One brother, William Garriott of Carrington, Mo. Two sisters; Mary Edwards and Marcella Hawk both of Fulton. Twenty-three grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother and one son. Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 24, 1989 at the Maupin Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton. Visitation will be at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Portland, Mo.  Fulton Sun Gazette, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, October, 1989
POWELL POWELL--Died at her home at the residence of Mr. James Powell, near New Prospect, Callaway County, Mo., on the 7th day of November, 1882, MISS REBECCA F. POWELL, in the 22d year of her age.  She was a consistent member of te Baptist church, a model Christian and was universally beloved by all who knew her.  Fulton Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, November 1881
PRYER MATTESON SHOAF 
McCALL
MARY OPHELIA PRYER   Mary Ophelia Pryer, 71, died Sunday September 27, 1987, at St. Mary's Hospital in Blue Springs, Mo. Mrs. Pryer was born Oct. 23, 1915, in Callaway County, the daughter of Robert W. and Bessie Mal Matteson. She was married to Freeman Pryer who preceded her in death.  She is survived by a son Freeman Jr., a daughter, Lanette Whitseck, and a grandson, John Whitseck, all of Independence, Mo.; brothers Henry Matteson of New Bloomfield, Robert Lee and Elvin Matteson, both of Fulton. Charles Eugene Matteson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Harold Matteson of Jefferson City; sisters, Dorothy Opperman of Independence, Myrtle Autenrieth of Jefferson City, Bonnie Holt of Shell Knob, Mo. A sister, Gertrude Shoaf, also preceded her in death. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Sept. 30, 1987, at the Ott Mitchell Funeral Home in Independence. Burial will be in Oakridge Cemetery, Independence.   Kingdom Daily News, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, September 1987
PUGH At the residence of her brother in DeKalb county, Mo., March 13th, 1864, MISS VIRGINIA PUGH of Callaway county, Mo., aged 24 years and 17 days.  The Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, March 25, 1864
RENOE RENOE--In this county, on the 5th inst., Lizzie, wife of FRANK RENOE, aged about 24 years.  He (she) leaves two children.  Fulton Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, 1888
ROBERTS

PRIVATE DORSEY S. ROBERTS.  Aged 19 years.  Son of Mrs. Janie ROBERTS, formerly of Fulton, Mo.  Enlisted in the Motor Transport Corps. June, 1918, and stationed at Fort Sheridan, Ill., where he died of spinal meningitis, December 13, 1918.  Newpaper unknown.

ROSE, NORTHERN
McCLATCHEY
EMMA ESTHER ROSE age 81, of Fulton passed away Tuesday June 2nd at the Fulton Manor Nursing Home. She was born December 7, 1905 in Bluffton, Missouri, a daughter of Elijah Grant and Anna McClatchey Northern. She married Lemmie L. Rose on May 21, 1924. Mrs. Rose was preceded in death by her parents, three infant children and four sisters. Surviving are her husband, Lemmie, of the home. One son, Don Rose of Fulton and one daughter, Peggy Douglas also of Fulton. Three sisters, Anna Buchanan of Ethel, Missouri and Dolly Gallatin and Marjorie Lee both of Fulton. Five grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. A number of nieces and nephews and brother and sister-in-laws also survive. Mrs. Rose was a member of the First Free Methodist Church in Jefferson City. Services for Mrs. Emma Esther Rose will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 4th at the Maupin Funeral Home chapel with the Reverend Forrest Hicks officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 5-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Best Bottoms Cemetery Fund.  Memorial Card from Maupin Funeral Home, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri
ROSE
HOOK, NORTHERN
MR. LEMMIE L. ROSE age 87 of Fulton passed away Friday, May 26, 1989 at the Fulton Manor Care Center. He was born January 12, 1902 in Steedman, Mo., a son of the late Solomon F. Rose and Dora Ellen Hook. He married Emma Esther Northern on May 21, 1987. Mr. Rose was also preceded in death by three infant children, four brothers and three sisters. Surviving are one son and daughter in-law; Don and Peggy Rose of Fulton and one daughter and son in-law; Peggy and John Douglas of Fulton. Four sisters; Mary Boemker and Abigail Middaugh of Fulton, Katy Crosswhite and Pauline Tuttle both of St. Ann, Mo. Five  grandchildren; Danny Rose, Terry Elaine Smith, John R. Douglas, and Mark Douglas of Fulton, and David Rose of Belleville, Illinois. Ten great- grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. A number of nieces and nephews and brother and sister in-laws also survives. Mr. Rose retired from the Harbison Walker Refractories in 1967. He attended the First Free Methodist Church.
SARTOR SARTOR--Died at his residence near Fulton, on Friday, June 29, 1879, LOUIS HENRY SARTOR, aged 53 years.  Mr. Sartor was a native of Prussia.  In the year 1849, he settled in the city of St. Louis and resided there for two years and was then married.  In May, 1851, he removed to Fulton and has resided here ever since.  He leaves a wife and six children, the youngest being ten years old, and a large circle of relatives and friends.  On Satrday the funeral services were conducted at the residence by Rev. Mr. Marquess of the Presbyterian church, after which the remains were removed to the new cemetery, followed by a very large number of friends and relatives.  Callaway Weekly Gazette, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, June 27, 1879
SCHAFFER
ARCUTTER
STOCKER
WILLIAM FLOYD SCHAFFER    William Floyd Schaffer, 88, of Fulton, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at Fulton Manor Nursing Home. He was born July 12, 1912, in Tebbetts to the late William and Lina Arcutter Schaffer. He married Mary Katherine Stocker on Oct. 11, 1947, in Eldon. She preceded him in death on Nov. 23, 1993. Survivors include: three nephews, Ruby J. Adams of Fulton, Betty Hoschlog of the state of Arizona and Margaret Ann Ewing of Mokane; three great-nephews, James E. Adams of Fulton, James A Ewing of Tebbetts and Craig Ewing of Mokane, and numerous great-great nephews and great-great-great nephews and nieces. He is also preceded in death by one brother and two sisters. Schaffer was in the U.S. Army in World War II with the 7th Armored Division, where he was awarded two bronze stars. He retired from Fulton State Hospital in 1976 as a laundry manager after working 33 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Fulton, VFW Post No. 1003 in Jefferson City and Disabled Veterans of Missouri. Services will be 2 p.m. today at Debo Funeral Chapel in Fulton, with the Rev. Stephen Sowder officiating. Burial will follow in Callaway Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Fulton. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home. Fulton Sun Gazette, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, July 23, 2000
SEALE THOMASON

ELMER M. SEALE Dies Wednesday. BENTON CITY Elmer M. Seale, 77, of Benton City died at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday, at Audrain Medical Center where he had been a patient for two weeks. Services will held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Arnold Funeral Home with Neal Paris and Kenneth Mantle officiating. Burial will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery south of Benton City. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Mr. Seale was born in St. Louis on Nov. 23, 1907, the son of Hollie and Allie Thomason Seale. On Sept. 7, 1940, in Fulton, he and Nellie E. Anderson were married. She survives at the family home. Other survivors are two sons, Glenn Seale Of Benton city and Roy P. Seale of Mexico; three grandchilren, Glenda and Debbie Seale of Benton City and Lisa Seale Of Mexico. Mr. Seale was a retired farmer who had lived most of his life in Callaway County. He had resided for the past 16 years in Audrain County. He was a member of the Auxvasse Christian Church. The family requests memorials to the American Lung Association or to the Benton City Christian Church. Name of newspaper unknown, published December 1974

SCHIESZER
THOMPSON
COX

PHYLLIS SCHIESZER   Phyllis Marilyn SCHIESZER, 61, of Columbia died Thursday, March 9, 2000, in Columbia.  Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 10, at First Christian Church in Boonville. Arrangements are under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home.  Mrs. Schieszer was born May 24, 1938, in Belle to Otto and Blanche COX THOMPSON. She married Robert "Bob" Schieszer on June 27, 1958, in Slater, and he survives.  She attended First Christian Church and had worked for Wal-Mart for 13 years.  Survivors also include a son, Robert Leslie Schieszer of Dahlonega, Ga.; two daughters, Teresa Lee Osweiler of Webster, Iowa, and Shelly Lynn McDonald of Independence; and six grandchildren.  A daughter preceded her in death.  Memorials are suggested to Central Missouri Kidney Association, P.O. Box 1915, Columbia, Mo., 65205.  Columbia Daily Tribune, Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, March 9, 2000

SIMPSON
McINTYRE
SIMPSON - Died in this county, on Nov. 25th, 1878, of pneumonia, at the residence of D. H. McIntyre, in Audrain County, Mrs. Elizabeth SIMPSON, mother of Mrs. D. H. McINTYRE, aged 60 years.  Fulton Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, December, 1878 
SIMPSON MAUPIN

MRS. WILLIAM SIMPSON Dies; Rites Tuesday AUXVASSE--An Auxvasse; native, Mrs. William G. Simpson, 58, of Holt's Summit, died Sunday morning at St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City. Mrs. Simpson, the former Virginia  MAUPIN, was employed by the Missouri State Highway Department. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Christian Church in Jefferson City. Burial will be at the Auxvasse Cemetery about 3 p.m. The body is at the Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton where visitation will continue until the hour of services. Mrs. Simpson was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Kay Maupin of Auxvasse. She and Mr. Simpson were married in 1930 in Fayette, lived in Fulton before moving to Texas, then returned in 1960 to make their home at Holt's Summit. Mr. Simpson died in 1961. Surviving Mrs. Simpson are a son, Joe B. Simpson of Los Angeles, Calif.; three sisters, Miss Frances Maupin of Columbia, Mrs. Russell (Anna Kay) Miller of St. Louis and Mrs. Clay (Wardie) Books of Shamrock; two brothers, James Maupin of Oakland, Calif., and William Maupin of Auxvasse; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Thomas Sneed of Mexico.  A sister preceded her in death.

SCHNUR BLAKEMORE
PAYNE

MARJORIE PEARL SCHNUR, 82, of Columbia died Wednesday, June 7, 2000, at Boone Hospital Center.  Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 12, at Harrisburg Cemetery in Harrisburg with the Rev. Mickey Havener officiating. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Monday at Parker Funeral Service.  Mrs. Schnur was born Oct. 13, 1917, in Columbia to Charles Omega and Anna May Blakemore Payne.  She married Richard Schnur Sr., and he preceded her in death.  She was a housekeeping supervisor from 1962 to 1978 at Ravenswood Hospital in Chicago. She moved to Columbia in 1993.  Survivors include a daughter, Judith Anne Schnur of Columbus, Ohio; a son, Richard Schnur Jr. of Afton, N.Y.; a sister, Lucille McQuitty of Columbia; a brother, Carl Payne of Kansas City, Kan.; and a granddaughter.  She also was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers.  Columbia Daily Tribune, Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, June 10, 2000

SAPP
MARTIN
PEGGY D. SAPP Mrs. Peggy Sapp, age 61, of Auxvasse, MO, passed away Friday, December 17, 1999 at her home. She was born June 13, 1938 in Fulton, Missouri, a daughter of the late James B. Martin and Gladys L. Dillon Martin. She married Paul Dean Sapp on June 9, 1967. He survives at their home. In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by three sons, Terry Giboney of Columbia, MO, Steve Giboney and his wife, Yolanda of Kansas City, MO and Jeffrey Dean Sapp and his wife Deanna of Auxvasse, MO; one daughter, Dana Fifer and her husband David of Kansas City, MO; five grandchildren, Christopher Knipp, Eric Giboney, Kayla Moser, Aaron Moser and Joshua Fifer; one brother, Lloyd Martin of Fulton, MO; three sisters, Helen Havrum of Fulton, MO, Jewell Nevins of Jefferson City, MO and Bonnie Ridgeway of Columbia, MO. She was preceded in death by one brother, James Martin. Mrs. Sapp was an avid antiques and crafts fan and loved her grandchildren dearly.
SCHOLL On October 10, 1889, at the residence of her son, Capt. M. M. Scholl, near Shamrock this county, MRS. ELIZABETH SCHOLL, aged 79 years.  Funeral at Augusta church.  The Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, October 15, 1880
SCHOLL In this county on Monday night last, MRS. S. SCHOLL, wife of John Scholl.  Callaway Weekly Gazette, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, 
SCOTT
VAUGHN
BESSIE SCOTT   Mrs. Bessie SOTT, 90 died Saturday, Nov. 23, 1996, at the Fulton Community Care Center in Fulton.  She was born Oct. 8, 1906, the daughter of Milton and Stella VAUGHN SCOTT.  She is survived by two brothers, Reed Scott of Holts Summit and Finis Scott of Guthrie.  She was preceded in death by two sisters and five brothers.  She was a member of the Oak Chapel Baptist of Guthrie.  Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Oak Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery in Guthrie with the Rev. Marion Mitchell officiating.  Arrangements are under the direction of Debo Funeral Home.   Fulton Sun Gazette, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, November 24, 1996
SCOTT On Monday evening, Feb. 21, 1852, at his residence in this county, Mathew SCOTT of typhoid fever, aged 29 years and one month.  He has left a wife and three small children.  The Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, April 16, 1852
SCOTT On Friday Feb. 27th, 1852, at the residence of his father in this county, Milton SCOTT, of typhoid fever, aged 20 years and 9 months.  At the same place on Sunday, February 29th, 1852, George l. SCOTT, of typhoid fever, aged 22 years, 2 months and 27 days.  The Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, April 16, 1852
SCOTT At the residence of Temple Wayne, in Audrain county, Mo., on Tuesday March 16, 1852, David G. SCOTT, of typhoid fever, aged 24 years and 8 months.  The Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, April 26, 1852
SCOTT Died on Friday, Dec. 27, 1872, in Callaway county, after a long and painful illness, Harvey SCOTT.  The deceased was born in Montgomery county, Ky., Dec. 12, 1810, and came to Callaway county in 1828, where he resided until his death.  Mexico papers please copy.  
SCOTT JAMES M. SCOTT and Tillman Vaughan, old citizens of this county, died on Wednesday night last.  The Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, April 1, 1864
SHEETS In this county on Sunday night the 23rd of instant, Franklin Sheets aged 20 years, son of Benjamin SHEETS, Esq.  The Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, February 28, 1851
SMITH, PORTER
MACBANE

ZANA MAE SMITH, 87, of Indianapolis, formerly of Columbia, died Wednesday, June 7, 2000, in Indianapolis.  Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 12, at Fifth Street Christian Church with the Rev. William Jenkins officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 11, at Warren Funeral Chapel.  Mrs. Smith was born on July 22, 1912, in Columbia to Stuart Parker and Rebecca PORTER MACBANE.  She married Roy SMITH Sr., and he preceded her in death.  She graduated from Douglass High School and had been employed as a financial secretary. She was the former owner of Stuart Parker Funeral Home. She was a member of Light of the World Christian Church in Indianapolis and Fifth Street Christian Church, where she was a member of the choir.  Survivors include a daughter, Rebecca Hughes of Indianapolis; three grandchildren; and seven great- grandchildren.  She also was preceded in death by a son.  Columbia Daily Tribune, Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, June 10, 2000

SMITH, WELLS In St. Louis, on the 29th ult., LAURA, wife of John Burgess Smith, and youngest daughter of Samuel F. Wells Esq., of Saint Louis county, in the 28th year of her age.  The Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, Jan. 22, 1861
SMITH Near St. Aubert, on the 11th of December 1872, after one months illness, Cyrus C. SMITH, in his 53d year.  The Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, January 17, 1873
SMITH Died - On the 25th of October at the residence of James SMITH, Emma Kate, daughter of James and Mary Smith, aged 2 years, five months and 26 days.  The Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, October 31, 1862
SMITH On the sixth of Sept., near Readsville, Callaway county, Mo., Mrs. Mary SMITH, wife of Wm. H. Smith, in the fifty-third year of her age.  The Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, September 13, 1861
SMITH Drowned - Mr. Joseph SMITH, a German, was drowned while bathing in the Missouri river, near Portland on Saturday last. His body has not been recovered. The Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, June 9, 1871
SPENCER
SHAW
HAKE
ELMER W. L. SPENCER  Elmer William Lee SPENCER, 67, Route 5, Fulton, died at his home Wednesday, Nov. 15.  He was born July 2, 1911 at New Bloomfield, the son of Lemme Lee and Mary SHAW Spencer.  He married Rosa HAKE in April, 1932 and she survives at the home.  Also surviving are six sons, Elmer Spencer, Gainsville, Fla., William Lee Spencer, Fulton, Earl Spencer, Fulton, Robert Spencer, Mokane, Tony Spencer, New Bloomfield and Raymond Spencer, Fulton.  One daughter survives, Mary Ann Spencer Morris, New Bloomfield:  17 grandchildren; a sister, Bertha Carter, of Tebbetts and one brother, Leslie Spencer, New Bloomfield.  He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.  Funeral services will be tomorrow, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. at the Maupin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Monroe Hopkins presiding.  Burial will be in Callaway Memorial Gardens.  The Kingdom Daily News, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, Friday, November 17, 1978
SPROUT GREEN 
TATE
McCLELLAN
MR. ELMER ELLSWORTH SPROUT, 65, of Fulton died Friday, March 2, 1990, at St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City.  He was born in Enid, Okla. on Feb. 20, 1925, son of the late Charles D. and Ella Elizabeth GREEN Sprout. He married Mary McClellan on Sept. 15, 1945 in Columbia, and she survives at the home.  He is also survived by a son, Elmer Wayne Sprout of Hendersonville, Tenn.; a daughter-in-law, Christine Wooten Sprout and two grandsons, Troy and Dale Sprout; also of Hendersonville, Tenn.  He was preceded in death by his parents and six half-brothers; Robert, Everett, Frank, Joe, Almon, and Walter Sprout; and a number of nieces and nephews.  Other survivors include three cousins very close to him; Glenis Green Unruh of Sullivan, Marguerite Green Switzer of Omaha, Neb., and Thurman Green of Delta, Colo.  Mr. Sprout worked for the John Fabris Tractor Company for over 37 years. He was a member of Local 513 Hoisting and Portable International Union of Operating Engineers, AFL-CIO. H was also a member of the Nazarene Church in Fulton.  Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Gary Garrett at 10 a.m., Monday, March 5 at the Debo Funeral Home in Fulton. Burial will be in the Callaway Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, March 5 at the funeral home.  Memorials can be made to the Nazarene Church of Fulton.  Fulton Sun Gazette, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, March 3, 1990
STEVENS, WASSMAN
CRAMER

ETHELENE STEVENS WASSMAN  Ethelene  Stevens Wassman, 76, of New Franklin died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1998, at Boone Hospital Center.  Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at First Baptist Church in New Franklin with the Rev. Dan Pritchard officiating. Burial will be in Lamine Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, at Markland Funeral Home in New Franklin.  Mrs. Stevens was born April 7, 1922, to Emil Edwin and Elizabeth May CRAMER Stevens. She married Walter WASSMAN on Aug. 31, 1938, in Boonville.  She was employed with McGraw Edison as an assembly person in Moberly. She later graduated from beauty college and became a beautician. She retired in 1978 from employment with Toastmaster in Boonville. She was a member of First Baptist Church.  Survivors include a son, Kenneth Wassman of Moberly; two daughters, Clara Hickam of Moberly and Sharon Shaffer of Franklin; two sisters, Freda Thompson of Kansas City and Cammie Jackson of Independence; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  A sister preceded her in death.  Memorials can be made to the Ethelene Stevens Memorial Fund or to Silver Liners Senior Center in care of Markland Funeral Home, P.O. Box 126, New Franklin, Mo., 65274.

STOKES On Oct. 6, 1880, at his residence, near Holts Summit, Mo., of consumption, HENRY H. STOKES, aged about 40 years.  Callaway Weekly Gazette, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, October 15, 1880
STONE In this city, on Friday morning last, Virginia L., daughter of Dr. W. B. Stone, aged 2 years.  The Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, February 26, 1864
STUART O'DONNELL
WYLIE
MOLLIE GRACE O'DONNELL was born at the farm home of her parents, Samuel and Minerva (WYLIE) O'Donnell, at Martinsburg, October 15, 1890. She was married to John STUART June 1, 1904. Eight children were born to them. Mr. Stuart was an invalid for some years and to her fell the duty of caring for him while she supported and reared the children.  Mr. Stuart died August 5, 1929, just 24 years to the day of her death, August 5, 1953. One of their sons, Samuel, was ill from birth and died when he was 28 years old.  Her surviving children are: Delmar Stuart of Martinsburg, Gus Stuart of Hallsville, Floyd Stuart of Wellsville, Clarence Stuart of Millersburg, Mrs. Curt (Eula Brooks of Middletown, Mrs. Leslie (Madelyn) Smith of Wellsville, and Mrs. Herbert (Marie) Cook of Martinsburg. She also leaves one brother, Rodney O'Donnell of Jonesburg, 34 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The funeral was conducted at the Wells Funeral Home, in Wellsville, Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock by the Rev. L. F. Admire of the Mexico Centennial Baptist Church. Burial was in the Martinsburg Cemetery.  Martinsburg people will always remember Grace Stuart for her smiling face and kindly manner. She did not have an easy life, but she accepted trials patiently and without complaint. She was devoted wife and mother and was always ready to help her neighbors when they called upon her.  When she became ill last fall and the doctor diagnosed her ailment as advanced cancer, she bore her sufferings patiently. She hoped she would recover so she could help a daughter care for her young children, one of them a polio victim. The Monitor joins in extending sympathy to the bereaved family.   Martinsburg Monitor, Martinsburg, Montgomery County, Missouri, Thursday, August 13, 1953
TATE
MARTIN
LINVILLE
McCLELLAN
MAGGIE H. TATE   Maggie H. Tate, 88, of Fulton, died Saturday morning in Fulton.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 10, at the Church of God Holiness, with burial in the Riverview Cemetery.  The Reverend E. G. Garrett will officiate.  She was born December 27, 1885 in Callaway County, the daughter of Andrew and Martha Jane (LINVILLE McCLELLAN) MARTIN.  She married John Tate who preceded her in death in 1956.  Survivors include two sons, Archie Lee, Steedman, and Melvin, Fulton, four Grand-children and eight great-grandchildren.  Fulton Sun Gazette, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, July 1973
TATE BRANDENBURG GARY KEITH TATE Gary Keith Tate, 55, of Mexico, died Saturday, July 3, 1999, at Audrain Medical Center in Mexico. He was born October 8, 1943, in Fulton to Aura Melvin and Rosanna Arelia Perry Tate. He married Beverly Brandenburg on May 19, 1985, in Mexico. She survives of the home. Other survivors include: one son, Keith Tate of Olathe, Kan.; one daughter, Kimberly Tate Jones of Grain Valley; three grandchildren, Jordin and Brooke Tate, and Nicholas Tate Jones, and two brothers, Melvin Wayne Tate of Fulton and Ronnie Tate of Columbia. He was a research technician at A. P. Green Refractories for nearly 30 years. He lived in Mexico the last 20 years and Fulton prior to that. Services will be 11 a.m. today at Arnold Funeral Home in Mexico. The Rev. Norman Forman will officiate. Visitation was Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park in Mexico. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or Grandchildren's Educational Fund.  Fulton Sun Gazette, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, July 7, 1999
TATE 
PEERY
DILLON
ROSANNA A. TATE Rosanna A. Tate, 67, of Fulton died August 15, 1987, at the Columbia Regional Hospital. Mrs. Tate was born May 5, 1920, in Steedman, the daughter of Charles Baxter and Grace Bell Dillon Peery. She married Melvin Tate on May 8, 1936, in Fulton and he survives at the home. Other survivors include three sons, Melvin W. Tate of Fulton, Gary K. Tate of Mexico, and Ronald E. Tate of Columbia; five grandchildren; one sister, Inez Maddox of Fulton; and one brother, Earl Peery of Fulton. She was preceded in death by a brother Edgar Peery, and a sister, Madonna Lawrence. Mrs. Tate sold Avon products for many years and had retired from the Safeway Grocery Store in Fulton. She was a member of the Church of God. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Miland Bourland at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1987, at the Debo Golden Rule Chapel. Burial will follow in Callaway Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dream Factory.   Kingdom Daily News, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, August 1987
TATE MISS RUTH TATE Dead.   Miss Ruth Tate, 16 years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Tate, of Mokane, died of pneumonia at the family home Sunday morning at 1:20 o'clock, after a week's illness.  Funeral services were held at Pleasant Hill church east of Steedman, Monday afternoon, by the Rev. James Wyatt, and burial was in the church cemetery.  Miss Tate was born near Steedman on January 19, 1902, and lived there until the family moved to Mokane a few weeks ago.  Besides her parents she is survived by four sisters and one brother, namely:  Hallie, the brother, and Mrs. Ed. Binggeli, of Steedman, and Misses Evalee, Flora and Esther.  She was a member of the Holiness church and was an excellent young woman.  Many friends sympathize with the family in their great grief.  Obituary, Callaway Newspaper, 1918
THOMAS
HOUCHINS
GLASCOCK
LILLIE MAE HOUCHINS THOMAS   Lillie Mae Houchins Thomas, 75, of Fulton, died Saturday, February 8, 1997, at the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center in Columbia.  She was born on Nov. 10, 1921, on a farm near Calwood to Lewis Mason and Dessie Roberta Glascock Houchins.  She married Robert Noel THOMAS on Aug. 11, 1939, in Ashland.  He survives at the home.  Mrs. Thomas was a homemaker.  She attended the Auxvasse High School.  She worked for Dr. Reno in Fulton, the U. S. Treasury Department in Chicago, Ill., the U. S. Marine Corps in Mojave, Calif., and the International Shoe in Fulton, and retired in 1979 from the Bangert Pharmacy of St. Louis.  She and her husband returned to Fulton in 1985 after being away for 36 years.  Survivors include:  one son, Robert L. Thomas, and one daughter, Vicki Denese Welch, both of Fulton; one brother, J. R. Houchins of Mexico; one sister, Irene Kettle of Fulton; and one grandson.  She was preceded in death by one grandson.  Services will be at 2:00 p.m. today in the Debo Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Raymond Iman officiating.  Burial will be in the Callaway Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society.  Fulton Sun Gazette, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, February 11, 1997
THOMAS THOMAS--In this county, on the 19th inst., MARCUS THOMAS, aged 25 years, 11 months and 19 days.  MARK was a young man of good habits and has a number of relatives and friends who will regret to hear of his sudden death.  He and his brother, James P. Thomas, have been in the livery business in this place for several years, and had a large circle of friends.....Fulton Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, November 1882
THOMPSON GALASHAW

JOHN G. THOMPSON, 68, of Columbia died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at Ashley Manor Care in Boonville.  Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 29, at Oak Chapel Baptist Church in Guthrie with the Revs. Marion Mitchell, Cedrick Harris and Moses Carpin officiating. Burial will be in Oak Chapel Cemetery in Guthrie. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Warren Funeral Chapel.  Mr. Thompson was born July 12, 1932, in Pinewood, S.C., to Arthur and Susan GALASHAW THOMPSON.  He married Alice Dickerson, and she survives.  He and his wife moved to Columbia from New York in 1995. He had been employed with A&E Thread Co. and retired from Greyhound Bus Line in 1994. He was a member of Oak Chapel Baptist Church in Guthrie.  Survivors also include two daughters, Jean Andrews and Velie Mitchell, both of Columbia; one son, Charles Robinson of Brooklyn, N.Y.; three brothers, Charley Thompson and Leroy Thompson, both of Sumter, S.C., and Arthur Thompson of Philadelphia; and four grandchildren.    Columbia Daily Tribune, Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, July 30, 2000

THOMPSON

ROBERT WILLIAM THOMPSON, 37, of Columbia died Friday, June 30, 2000, in Columbia.  Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 2, at Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Gerike officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation is from noon until time of services Sunday at the funeral home.  Mr. Thompson was born Feb. 19, 1963, in Springfield to Bobby McCray and Suzanne Batey Thompson. He married Kaytina Kleinsorge in Columbia.  He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a bachelor痴 degree in parks and recreation and worked as a sales representative with Kehe Food Distributors.  Survivors include his parents of Springfield and a brother, Gregory McCray Thompson of Kansas City.  His son, Ryan Thompson, also died on Friday.  Memorials are suggested to the Ryan Thompson Memorial Science Fund at Mill Creek Elementary School, Attn: principal Pam Conway, 2200 Nifong Blvd., Columbia, Mo., 65203. Columbia Daily Tribune, Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, July 2, 2000

THOMPSON

Ryan McCray THOMPSON, 8, of Columbia died Friday, June 30, 2000, in Columbia.  Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 2, at Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Gerike officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation is from noon until time of services Sunday at the funeral home.  Ryan was born Feb. 10, 1992, in Columbia to Robert and Kaytina THOMPSON.  He had completed second grade at Mill Creek Elementary School, where he enjoyed studying science.  Survivors include his mother and step- father, Kaytina and Kevin Harrison of Columbia; his maternal  grandparents, Alvin and Marie Kleinsorge of Columbia; his paternal grandparents, Bobby and Suzanne Thompson of Springfield; his step-grandparents, Don and Betty Harrison of Edina; and three brothers, Clayton Harrison, Matthew Harrison and Daniel Harrison, all of Columbia.  His father, Robert Thompson, also died on Friday.   Memorials are suggested to the Ryan Thompson Memorial Science Fund at Mill Creek Elementary School, Attn: principal Pam Conway, 2200 Nifong Blvd., Columbia, Mo., 65203. Columbia Daily Tribune, Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, July 2, 2000

TODD
FOSTER 
KNOW
Merle Todd, 93, of Fulton, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, at Fulton Manor Nursing Home. She was born Oct. 21, 1906, in Wilton to the late H. W. and Ella Foster Know. She married Earl Chiles, who preceded her in death. She later married James Todd, who also preceded her in death. Survivors include one daughter, Dorothy Snyder of Monmouth, Ill.; one son, Jim Chiles of Kansas City, Kan.; three grandchildren, Jeff Chiles of Kansas City, Kan., Larry Snyder and Margo Louck, both of Monmouth, and one niece, Lola Poe Schell of Holts Summit. She worked at the Fulton State Hospital for 40 years before retiring in 1976. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church. Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Callaway memorial Gardens Cemetery in Fulton, with Dr. Ron Baker officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Debo Funeral Home in Fulton.  Fulton Sun Gazette, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, July 23, 2000
TURNER 
NEVINS
CRAWFORD
CHRYSTAL TURNER  Chrystal Maurine Turner, 87, of Columbia died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at Green Haven Nursing Home in Springfield.  Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to time of services Saturday at the funeral home.  Mrs. Turner was born March 1, 1912, in Thompson to Ed and Lizzie NEVINS CRAWFORD.  She married Charles William TURNER on March 20, 1933, and he preceded her in death.  Survivors include two daughters, Vivian Young and Carol McBee, both of Springfield; a sister, Mildred Burks of Harrisburg; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.  She was also preceded in death by a son, a daughter, two brothers and a sister.   Columbia Daily Tribune, Columbia, Boone County,  Missouri, January 13, 2000
WALTER STEWART
GENRICH

RUTH STEWART WALTER, 74, of Columbia died Friday, March 3, 2000, at Columbia Regional Hospital.  Services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, March 6, at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until time of services Monday at the funeral home.  Mrs. Walter was born Feb. 16, 1926, in Mexico, Mo., to George and Maude GENRICH STEWART.  She married Roy WALTER in 1956 in Illinois, and he preceded her in death.  She was a graduate of Mexico High School and attended Moberly Junior College. She was employed with Williams Keepers LLP and McAdams Ltd. until her retirement in 1996. She was a member of the Columbia Art League, Boone County Genealogy Society and Friends of the Library. She also was a member of First United Methodist Church in Jefferson City.  Survivors include a son, August Walter of Columbia; a brother, Eugene Stewart of Mexico; and five sisters, Ima Jean Stewart and Bessie Towson, both of Columbia, Billie Dawson and Rose Stewart of Jefferson City and Geraldine Cleeson of Paris, Mo.  Memorials are suggested to the American Liver Foundation, 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 603, New York, N.Y., 10038.   Columbia Daily Tribune, Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, March 5, 2000

WEEKS PRIVATE W. J. BRYAN WEEKS.  Aged 21 years.  Son of Mrs. Missouri Y. Weeks, of near Williamsburg, Mo.  Called to the colors October 21, 1918, and sent to Camp Bowie, Tex., for training.  Died of pneumonia at that camp, October 31, 1918
WHITE SPECKHALS

 

EVELYN PAGE SPECKHALS WHITE, 71, of Fulton, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at the University of Missouri Health Center in Columbia. She was born April 7, 1929, in Portland, Mo., to the late Cecil and Amanda HAMPTON SHIVERDECKER. She married Harold George SPECKHALS on Dec. 25 1952. He preceded her in death on April 22, 1987. She married Marvin WHITE on Sept. 22, 1992. He preceded her in death on Dec. 10, 1998. Survivors include: two sons, Calvin Speckhals of Jefferson City and Harold Speckhals of Holts Summit; one daughter, Joann Speckhals of Holts Summit; three sisters, Sylvia Baumgartner, Florence Hume and Sally Augerer, all of Fulton, one brother, Gene Shiverdecker of Fulton, three grandchildren, Christopher Speckhals, Crystal Speckbals and Michael Speckhals, and one aunt.  She is also preceded in death by three sons, one daughter and two brothers. White was a member of the Richland Baptist Church in Kingdom City. She enjoyed trips to Branson and playing dominoes. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Debo Funeral Home in Fulton, with the Rev. Don Kelley officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Richland Baptist Church.  Fulton Sun Gazette,  Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, July 23, 2000
WILSON
GRANT
Died in this city on Monday morning the 18th ult., Mrs. THEODOSIA A. WILSON, wife of Mr. Wm. R. Wilson and daughter of Col. Sam'l M. GRANT late of Jackson county, Mo., in the 37th year of her age.  In Feb. 1856 she was married to Mr. Wilson and assumed the relation of mother to his three orphan children.  The Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, August 5, 1864
WOOD BROADWELL Death of aged Citizen - Died in Lexington, Mo., at the residence of his son-in-law, Judge W. T. WOOD, Dec. 17, 1869, Mr. William BROADWELL, aged 82 years.  His remains will be brought to this city for interment in the family cemetery.  The Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, January 7, 1870
WOOD In Carrington, Mo., on the 23rd of August 1875, Mrs. Samuel G. WOOD. The Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, September 10, 1875
WOODS At his residence near St. Louis, on the 21st inst., Col. N. G. WOODS, of the firm of Bull, Warren and Woods.  The Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, October 25, 1850
WRIGHT,  JAMESON On February 23, 1880, at her residence three miles west of Fulton, Mrs. BETSY WRIGHT, wife of Henry T. WRIGHT, aged 71 years, of pneumonia. She was a sister of Hon. John JAMISON, being the last one of his brothers and sisters.  Callaway Weekly Gazette, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, February 1880

O death, where is thy sting?, O grave, where is thy victory?  WRIGHT--Died, on Monday evening, February 23, 1880, Mrs. Elizabeth Wright, wife of Henry T. Wright, aged about 70 years.  Her maiden name was Jameson, daughter of the late John Jameson of this county, and sister of the late Hon. John Jameson.  Mrs. Wright came with her father to this State in 1824.  She had been a member of the Christian church over 45 yearws.  Her remains were interred in the family cemetery on Tuesday evening.  Fulton Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, February 27, 1880
WRIGHT  TRACY
BURWELL
JOHN M. WRIGHT DEAD - John M. Wright, an old and respected citizen, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George BURWELL, January 11, 1911 age 81 years, 4 months and 3 days. Deceased was born near Frankford, September 7, 1829, and came to this state in 1873 and has since made his home at this place. He was married to Miss Adelia TRACY in the year 1858, who preceded him to the grave Nov. 8, 1905. To this union were born 12 children, six of whom are now living, two daughters, Mrs. Isabelle O'DONNELL and Mrs. George Burwell of this place, and four sons; Bert and Harry, of Mexico, George of N. Dakota, and Arthur of Wellsville. Funeral services were held at the home of Rev. Francis Ball and the remains laid to rest in the Martinsburg cemetery Friday afternoon.  The Oracle, Mexico, Audrain County, Missouri, January 19, 1911
WRIGHT
GUY
 MR. WM. WRIGHT, who died in Worcester, Audrain county, was born in Callaway county in 1842.  At the age of 24 he married Miss Nellie GUY, with whom he lived very happily up to the time of his death.  He had been a citizen of Audrain county for five years, and was highly esteemed by all who knew him.  Having been a good neighbor, and having a high appreciation of integrity and honor, his word was his bond in all business transactions and his death has sent a gloom of sorrow over the hearts of all who knew him, for at his death Audrain county lost one of her best citizens.  I was at his bedside the day before he died.  He was perfectly unconscious, and his death was expected at any moment.  I noticed among his friends and relatives, who were gathered around his bedside, his aged mother holding the pale and emaciated hand of her boy, hoping against hope, while his faithful wife had gathered their little ones around the bedside--were weeping tears of anguish to see the loving husband and father in the grasp of the monster Death. At half-past nine o'clock Monday morning, Jan. 31st, he breathed his last. A happy family torn asunder by the awful hand of Death.  It is but nature to weep for those who are called away by death, and particularly so when a man is taken away as Mr. Wright, in the prime of life in the midst of his usefulness, the loss, perhaps, is more....who have lived to extreme old age, but we know that death comes to all--the young may die, the old must die.  And we can only hope that Mr. Wright and his bereaved family, although separated by death here, may form an unbroken family in that world where parting is not known.  A Neighbor, Fulton Telegraph, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, February 9, 1875
YAKE
MORRIS
MILLER
JOHN HENRY YAKE DIES HERE SUNDAY Had Been Operator Of Steam Shovel And Threshing Outfits John Henry YAKE, 67 years old, for the last thirty years operator of his own steam shovel and threshing outfits in Callaway county, and considered one of the best in this part of the state, died at the Callaway Hospital in Fulton at 3:45 o'clock, Sunday afternoon.  Funeral services will be conducted at the Wallace Funeral Home in Fulton at 2:30 o'clock, Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. Cleates E. Hanan, pastor of First Baptist Church of Fulton, officiating and burial will be in the Hams Prairie cemetery, where his mother lies buried. Mr. Yake was born March 8, 1888, as a son of John Henry Yake and Matilda MILLER Yoke, of Fulton. He received his grade school education in rural schools of Callaway county and later attended school in Columbia. In 1925 he was married to Roberta MORRIS of Crawfordsville, Ind., who survives him. To this union a son and daughter were born, David Paul Yake, seaman first- class now serving in the U. S. Navy and daughter, Mrs. Mary Ellen Nichols of Missouri. He also leaves a number of other relatives, including three sisters, Mrs. William M. Craghead, south of Fulton, Mrs. Charles Thomas of Wichita, Kan. And Mrs. John Sulzer of DeBeque, Colo., one step-brother, three step-sisters and the stepmother Mrs. Luella Yoke of Columbia, and a brother, Herman Yoke of Fulton. 'Mr. Yake was an industrious man and part of his contracts during recent years was to supply fire clay to refractory companies at Mexico. He was known to give much to those in want. Fulton Sun Gazette, May, 1945, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri 


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