Family Obituaries, Wills & Funeral Cards

Lawrence, Gerald R.
4 Mar 1918 - 29 July 2005

Gerald R. "Jerry" Lawrence, 87, of Springfield, departed this life at 8 p.m. July 29, 2005, in St. John's Hospital following a brief illness. He was born in Cherryvale, Kan., March 4, 1918. Jerry proudly served his country as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army in World War II. He served in the campaigns in North Africa, Salerno, and Anzio Beach, Italy, France, and Germany. After the war he moved to Springfield, Mo., where he lived for nearly 60 years. He retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company after 40 years of climbing telephone poles and as a repeaterman. He was a lifelong member of the Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star Crescent Star Chapter, the Shrine, and Elks Lodge. He played the sousaphone in the Shrine band and marched in the Cotton Bowl parades. Jerry was a member of National Avenue Christian Church. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd L. Lawrence and Hazel (Garrison) Lawrence. Jerry is survived by his wife of 63 years, Velda; one son, Larry Lawrence and wife, Colleen; two daughters, Marianne Gaddy and husband, Larry, and Cindy Campbell; seven grandchildren: Melissa Haney, Sheila Hicks, Teresa Lawrence, Kim Deel, Julie Gaddy, Jeremy Campbell, and Robert Campbell; and four great-grand-children, Wayne Haney, Adam Haney, Brandon , aHicksnd Riley Deel; one brother, Charles K. Lawrence and wife, Barbara, of Galveston, Texas; as well as host of other family and friends. Jerry was devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He will be missed by all who knew him. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 2, 2005, in Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel with burial in Missouri Veterans Cemetery will full military honors. Visitation will be Monday from 6 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home. The family wishes to thank St. John's third floor nursing staff for their care and compassion during his final days.
Springfield News-Leader, Springfield, Greene Co., MO, July 31, 2005

McGuire, Henry Elmer
12 Sept 1861 - 20 Jan 1940

H. Elmer McGuire Expires at Farm Home at Age 78
Had Lived in This Community for More Than 50 Years.
Funeral Services Held Tuesday.

H. Elmer McGuire, for more than fifty years a prominent farmer in this community, died at his farm home a short distance northwest of Sparta at 10:30 o'clock Saturday night after an extended illness. He was aged 78 years, four months and eight days. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Daniel C. Campbell at the U.P. church in this city, at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon and interment was made in Caledonia cemetery.Henry Elmer McGuire was born in the western part of Washington county on September 12, 1861, but when he was but a child his parents moved to Randolph county, near Coulterville. On October 8, 1884 he was married to Miss Sara Jane Thompson and to this union was born two children, Harry T. McGuire, of Fountain, Colo., and Mrs. Mary L. Clouser, now deceased. The wife and mother passed away on January 7, 1909, and on April 13, 1910, Mr. McGuire was again married to Mrs. Adele Emory, of near Chester.He is survived by his wife and son; one step-daughter, Mrs. H. M. Daley, and two step-sons, Ralph and Robert Emory, all of Seattle, Wash.; one sister, Mrs. Abbie Wilson,of Girard, Kan., and four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The late E. B McGuire, Sparta banker, was his uncle.In 1872, Mr. McGuire united with the Old Prosperity U.P. church near Tilden but then years later, when he moved to a farm near Sparta, he transferred his membership to the Sparta U. P. church. He had resided on the farm where he died since 1897.
Sparta News-Plaindealer, Sparta, Randolph Co., IL, January 26, 1940

McKinley, Ralph William
13 Nov 1899 - 31 Jan 1986

Ralph William McKinley, formerly of Tilden, died Friday, Jan. 31, at Lakeland Care Center, Effingham, at the age of 86 years. Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb. 2, at the King Funeral Home in Tilden, with Rev. Dennis Hamilton officiating. Burial was in Tilden Cemetery. Mr. McKinley was born November 13, 1899 in Randolph County, a son of John and Minnie F. Plumer McKinley, and was married June 2, 1920 at Belleville to Mary Aitken, who preceded him in death in 1974. Survivors include four sons, Dwight McKinley of Effingham, Lee McKinley of Port O'Connor, Tex. and William McKinley and Roy McKinley of Coulterville: one daughter. Marguerite Morrison of Granite Citv: one sister, Mrs. Olive Dickey of New Athens; 14 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, one daughter, two sisters and two brothers. Mr. McKinley, a long time resident of the Tilden area, was a member of the United Presbyterian Church of Tilden and the American Legion Post of Marissa. He was a retired carpenter and a veteran ofWorld War I. Memorials may be made to the United Presbyterian Church of Tilden.
News-Plaindealer, Sparta, Randolph Co., IL, Feb 5, 1986

McKinley, Robert
20 July 1841 - 1923

Will Written December 12, 1921

I, Robert McKinley of the Village of Tilden in the County of Randolph and State of Illinois being of sound mind and memory, and considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life, do therefore make, ordain, publish and declare this to be my last WILL AND TESTAMENT:
I order and direct that my Executors hereinafter named pay all my just debts and funeral expenses as soon after my decease as conveniently may be.
After the payment of such funeral expenses and debts, I give, devise and bequeath to my Executors hereinafter named, the sum of Two Hundred Dollars to be used for the purpose of purchasing and erecting at my grave a suitable monument. THIRD, I give and bequeath to my son John W. McKinley, the sum of Eight Hundred Dollars ($800.00).
I give and bequeath to my son James H. McKinley, the sum of Seven Hundred Dollars, ($700.00).
FIFTH, I give and bequeath to my son Samuel G. McKinley, the sum of Seven Hundred Dollars, ($700.00).
SIXTH, I give and bequeath to my son Charles R. McKinley, the sum of Seven Hundred Dollars, ($700.00).
I give and bequeath to my son Lemuel R. McKinley, the sum of Seven Hundred Dollars, ($700.00).
I give and bequeath to my grandson Melvin Stewart, the sum of One Dollar ($1.00).
I give and bequeath to my grandson Robert Blanchard Stewart, the Sum of Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00)
I give and bequeath to my Grand-daughter Ella Ethel Stewart, the sum of One Dollar ($1.00).
I give and bequeath to my grandson James Wesley Stewart, the sum of One Dollar ($1.00).
I give and bequeath to my Grand-son Earl Renwick McMillan, the sum of One Dollar ($1.00).
I give and bequeath to my Grand-daughter Bessie Florence McMillan, the sum of One Dollar ($1.00). FOURTEENTH, I give and bequeath to my Grand-son William Robert McMillan, the sum of Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00). FIFTEENTH, I give and bequeath to my Grand-son Raymond Leslie McMillian, the sum of One Dollar ($1.00).
I give, bequeath and devises to my wife Anna D. McKinley, All of my Real Estate for and during her natural life, and also all of my personal estate for and during my natural life, with full right to use any part of the principal of my personal estate, should she need to use the same for her support during her natural life, at the death of my said wife my said real estate and such of my personal estate as may be left remaining at the death of my said wife, my Will is shall be divided in equal shares between my children, John W. McKinley, James H. McKinley, Samuel G. McKinley, Charles R. McKinley, and Lemuel R. McKinley. Lastly, I make, constitute and appoint my wife Anna D. McKinley and my son John W. McKinley, without bond, to be Executors of this, my last will and testament hereby revoking all former Wills by me made.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed by name and affixed by seal, the 12th day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty one (1921). (signed) Robert McKinley (Seal)
This Instrument, was on the day of the date thereof signed, published and declared by the said testator Robert McKinley, to be his last Will and Testament, in the presence of us who at his request have subscribed our names thereto as witnesses, in his presence, and in the presence of each other. (signed) T Wagner of Marissa IL (signed) Willard Mc??ds, Marissa IL

McNeese, Isaiah
Circa 1747 ­ 1818

Will Written February 10, 1818

To Wife, Esther, everything forever. Children: Lydia, wife of John Doster [Foster], Martha, wife of John Steal, Samuel, Susannah, wife of Henry Yeakley. To daughter, Lydia, $2.00. To grand-daughter, Deborah White, wife of Frederick White, and daughter of my daughter said Lydia Doster, $120. To daughter, Susannah Yeakley, tract of land, 134 acres, if they pay wife, Esther, 6 bushels wheat, 11 bushels corn yearly. If they do not comply ­ land to be sold and divided between others. Executor: Samuel McNeese. Witnessess: Edwin Grubs, Samuel Gaunt. Signed Isaiah McNeese X (his mark) Greene County, Tennessee Wills 1783-1890, pg. 19

Morrison, Alfred Caswell
1825 ­ 7 April 1907

Alfred C. Morrison, formerly of Talen,died at Chico, Cal., April 7th, at the advanced age of 94. He has made his home with his son, George, at Chico, for several years past.
Ashland Tidings v18, "Brevities-- Thursday, April 18, 1907"

Morrison, Allie Mae (Hicks)
5 Jan 1922 - 14 June 1996

Allie Mae Morrison, 74, of Ozark, died Friday June 14, 1996, in Cox Medical Center. South, Springfield. She was born January 5; 1922 in Ava and was the daughter of Dr. Walter Hicks and Minnie Cox Hicks, and granddaughter of Henry and Haddi Cox. She was a nurse aide for many years. On February 23; 1955 she married Leslie Morrison. Mrs. Morrison was a member of Rogersville Full Gospel Church. She was preceded in death by: her parents; grand?parents; and brothers and sisters, Cecil, Cleon, Josephine, Earl and Lloyd Hicks, and Ada Holt.Ê Survivors include: her husband, Leslie; six children, Bobby McCleary, Shirlene Perkins, Virginia Ward, and Judy Creson, all of Springfield, and Irene Morrison and Susie Volner, both of Ozark; two sisters Lucille Weibel, East Moline, Illinois, and Virginia Haynes, Strafford; fourteen grand?children; and eight great-?grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday in Rogersville Full Gospel Church, with Pastor Sue Warner officiating. Burial was in Hall Cemetery at Mound, Douglas County, under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

Morrison, Bessie (Maggard)
16 April 1888 - 10 Feb 1961

Mrs. Bessie Morrison, 75, formerly of Keltner, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Edith OÕBanion, Cedarcreek at 10:20 p.m. Monday. She had been ill for two months. Survivors include two other daughters, Mrs. Bertha Coffer, Chadwick and Mrs. Etta Applegate, Selah, Wash.; seven sons, Floyd, Ernest and Clinton, all of Springfield, Lloyd of Bruner, Oren of Sparta, Oscar of Keltner and Leslie of Ozark; two brothers, Frank Maggard, Carthage and John Maggard of Springfield; 37 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Mt. Olive Baptist Church of High Lonesome with the Rev. Preston Maggard officiating, Burial will be in Hall Cemetery under direction of Clinkenbeard of Ave.
Christian County Republican, 13 Feb 1964 p1.

Morrison, Cintha Melvina "Vina" (Pruett) Halcomb
15 June 1871 - 2 May 1966

Mrs. Vina Morrison, 94, Ava, died at 10:20 a.m. Monday in FostersÕ Nursing Home in Springfield after a three-year illness. Mrs. Morrison was a lifelong resident of the Ava community. She was a member of the Mt. Olive Baptist church at High Lonesome. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Etta Trotter, Springfield, Mrs. Pearl Darden., Springfield and Mrs. Chloe Honeyman, National City, Calif. Also surviving are four sons, Ebb Holcomb and Bill Morrison, both of Oldfield, Roy, Le Mesa, Calif and Jim, Ava; a sister, Mrs. Phena Hodges, Ozark; 28 grandchildren, 65 great grandchildren and 22 great, great grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Mt. Olive Baptist Church. The Rev. Preston Maggard will officiate, and burial will be in Hall Cemetery under direction of Clinkingbeard of Ava.
Christian County Republican, 5 May 1966 p1

Morrison, Floyd Ralph
25 Nov 1909 - 13 Jan 1990

Floyd Ralph Morrison, 81, Springfield, died at 10:15 p.m. Saturday in St. John's Regional Health Center after a short illness. Born Nov. 25, 1908, in Douglas County to Oliver and Elizabeth Maggard Morrison, he was a yard foreman with Southwestern Insulation Co. for 25 years. He was married Oct. 28, 1930, in Ongo, Mo., to Naomi Nelson. He is survived by his wife; two sons, Harold, of Hendersonville, Tenn., and James Donald, of Springfield; two daughters, Geneva Noll; of Willard, and Dorothy Nutter, of Springfield; four brothers, Lloyd, of Chadwick, Oscar, of Oldfield, Ernest, of Springfield, and Leslie, of Ozark; three sisters, Bertha Coffer, of Chadwick, Etta Sinclair, of Sparta, and Edith Schuler, of Springfield; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Mr. Morrison was a loving husband and wonderful father and will be greatly missed. Services were Tuesday in Ayre-Goodwin-Lee Chapel at Rivermonte with the Rev. Joe Lafferty officiating. Burial was in White Chapel Cemetery.

Morrison, Oren Ellis
1916 - 16 Sept 1967

Oren Ellis Morrison, 51, Sparta, died at 3:30 a.m. Saturday in his home after a long illness. Mr. Morrison was a lumberman for a sawmill before his illness, and was a member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife, Neva; two sons, Ermal, St. Louis, and Kelly, of the home; five daughters, Linda and Mrs. Larry Mitchell, both of the home; Mrs. Phyllis Brumley, Ozark, Mrs. Marie Essery, Taneyville and Mrs. Janice Huff, Nixa; six brothers, Clifton, Floyd and Earnest, all of Springfield, Lloyd, Rogersville, Oscar, Oldfield and Leslie, Ozark; three sisters, Mrs. Bertha Coffer, Chadwick, Mrs. Etta Shipman, Sparta, and Mrs. Edith Obain, Spokane; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Union Hill Baptist Church east of Oldfield with the Rev. Melvis Applegate officiating. Burial was in Old Boston Cemetery under direction of Adams of Ozark.
Christian County Republican, 21 Sept 1967, p1

Morrison, Oscar
18 Sept 1918 - 3 April 1999

Oscar Morrison, age 80, of Oldfield, passed away Saturday, April 3, 1999. He was born September 18, 1918 in Douglas County, and was the son of Oliver and Elizabeth (Maggard) Morrison. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II and on December 15, 1942 married Zelma Pruett. Mr. Morrison was a farmer and member of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church at Highlonesome. Survivors include: His wife, Zelma; two children, Carolyn Pettit and her husband, Rob, Sparta, and Kenneth Morrison, Oldfield; five grandchildren, James Lowell Pettit, Timothy Lee Pettit, Amy Marie Porter, Travis Leon Morrison, and Christopher Robert Pettit; two great-grandchildren, Jessica Marie Pettit, and Kasha Marie Porter; three sister, Etta Shipman and Bertha Coffer, both of Sparta, and Edith Shuler, Ozark; and two brothers, Lesley Morrison and Ernest Morrison, both of Ozark. He was preceded in death by: his parents; a son, Michael; and four brothers, Floyd, Oren, John and Lloyd Morrison. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, in Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, Highlonesome, with Rev. Carl Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Highlonesome Cemetery with military honors. Arrangements was under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

Morrison, Rintha Mattie (Nelson)
5 Oct 1905 - 16 May 1998

Rintha Matie (Nelson) Morrison was born Oct. 5, 1905, at Keltner, Mo., to William E. and Sarah E. (Adams) Nelson. She died May 16, 1998, in the home of her daughter, at Highlonesome, Mo., at the age of 92 years, 7 months and 11 days. Matie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and lived most of her life in the Highlonesome area. She was converted and baptized at the age of 17 arid remained a life-long devoted member of the Mt. Olive Landmark Baptist Church at Highlonesome. On March 23, 1924, she married Bill Morrison. To this union seven children were born. She is survived by three sons, Dillion of Springfield; George of Oldfield, and Max of Ava; three daughters, Luetta Willis of Highlonesome, Ortha Lawrence of Ava, and Huba Rozell of Chadwick; one sister, Walsie Berner of Augusta, Kan.; 16 grandchildren, 30 great -grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Matie was preceded in death by her twin sister Cynthia Mable, her husband, her parents, one son, five grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two infant siblings, three brothers, and three sisters. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, May 18, 1998, In Mt. Olive Landmark Baptist Church at Highlonesome with Rev. Carl Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery at Highlonesome under direction of Ragan-Thieme Funeral Home of Ava.

Mundt, Alice Louise (Garrison)
3 Oct 1915 - 8 Feb 1996

Sheboygan, Wis. – Alice Louise Garrison Mundt, 80, of Sheboygan, Wis., a former Pittsburg resident, died Feb. 8, 1996, at Sheboygan. She was born Oct. 3, 1915, at Waynoka, Okla., to Howard J. and Adah P. Jones Garrison of Pittsburg. She married Wilbur Mundt on Nov. 2, 1942, at Pittsburgh, Pa. She received her degree in education from Pittsburg State University in 1939 and taught school for 20 years in several states. Survivors include her husband, two daughters, Joy Marlin Miller and Sue Mundt, both of Sheboygan; three sisters, Grace Harvey Schenk of Long Beach, Calif., formerly of Pittsburg, Jean Bradley of Sheboygan Falls, Wis., and JoAnne Stewart Hunt of Enterprise, Ore. She was preceded in death by an infant sister; a brother, Dale Howard Garrison; and an infant grandson. Services and burial were at Sheboygan.

Parker, William Edward
13 July 1869 – 10 Feb 1959

Selma – W. E. (Eddie) Parker, 89, died at the Davis County hospital in Bloomfield at 9:15 a.m. Thursday. He had been a patient for nine days. He was born July 13, 1869, in Vernon county, Missouri, the son of Oscar and Sarah Jane Simpson Parker. He had lived in the White Elm community south of Eldon as a farmer until moving to Selma in 1920. He was married to Amanda Ann Gideon, December 12, 1889. She died in 1941. He was a member of the Bethlehem church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mary Strang of Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. Iva E. Northrup of Bloomfield, and Mrs. Mabel Richardson of Selma; 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death besides his wife by one son, one sister, and one brother. Funeral services will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Selma Methodist church, conducted by the Rev. David Pease, pastor. Burial will be in Bethlehem cemetery. The body is at the Campbell funeral home  in Eldon.

Patrick, Mary Ann (Ainley)
21 Dec. 1878 – 10 Mar 1973

Mrs. Mary Ann Patrick, 94, died at 3:40 a.m. at the Sunset Manor. She had been a patient there since October, and previously lived on Route 1, Pittsburg. Mrs. Patrick was born Dec. 21, 1878, at Belleville, Kan. On Nov. 11, 1903 she married Homer F. Patrick. He died several years ago. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Clarence (Hazel) Ritchie, Route 1, Pittsburg, with whom Mrs. Patrick made her home, Mrs. Mike (Lois) Bubalo and Miss Ina Patrick, both of Chicago, Ill.; two sons, Loyd Patrick, Mulberry, and Harold Patrick, Dolton, Ill.; four half-brothers, Charley Beery, Sunset Manor, Dennis Beery, St. Paul, Sherman Beery, Hutchinson, and Clarence Beery, Florida; six grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Berkey Funeral Service Chapel in Mulberry with the Rev. Troy Self officiating. Burial will be in Rosebank Cemetery, Mulberry. The family will receive friends at 7:30 p.m. today at the Berkey Chapel.

Patrick, Opal Irene (Leonartz)
5 Mar 1914 - 2 Sept 1992

Opal Irene Patrick, 78, of Mulberry, died at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1992, at the Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Frontenac. Mrs. Patrick was born on March 5, 1914, in Mulberry, to Simon and Stella Clarkson Leonartz. She was a homemaker and had lived in Mulberry most of her life. She married Loyd Patrick in August of 1931 in Missouri. He preceded her in death on March 5, 1985. Survivors include on daughter, JoAnn Pryor of Palatine, Ill.; one son, Donald R. Patrick of Wichita; her mother, Stella Wilson of the Gentry House in Arma; one step-brother, Robert Wilson of Warrenton, Ore.; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Barry-Bedene Funeral Home in Mulberry, with the Rev. Ed Bayless officiating. Burial will be in Rosebank Cemetery in Mulberrry. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Barry-Bedene Funeral Home in Mulberry. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the chapel.

Quirin, Margaret Lorene (Kennedy)
May 14, 1922 to Nov. 1, 2006

Margaret Lorene Quirin, 84, of Bremerton died Nov. 1 at Northwest Regional Hospital in Seattle. She was born in Crawford County, Kan., to William and Carrie (Smith) Kennedy. She graduated from McCune High School in 1939. On Aug, 8, 1938, she married Roger Quirin in Erie, Kan. She was a partner and bookkeeper at Issaquah Pipe in Issaquah for eight years before retiring in 1977. She was preceded in death by her brother, Fred Kennedy; and sisters, Inez Hobson, Ruby Delange, Dora Mitchell, Mildred VanSlyke and Etta Bringle. Survivors include her husband of Bremerton; her daughters, Corliss Johnson of Bremerton and Gena (Al) Black of Belfair; her grandchildren Doug, Jeff, Kim and Angie; and eight great-grandchildren. Memorial service: 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at The Narrows Condominiums Recreation Building, 3570 Narrows View Lane NE, Bremerton. Arrangements: Miller Woodlawn. Donations: Hospice of Kitsap County, 3100 NW Bucklin Hill Road, Silverdale 98383.

Reeder, Bertha Armida (Williams) Harris
31 Oct 1880 – 27 June 1960

Graveside Rites Thursday for Former Englevale Resident

Mrs. Bertha Armida Reeder, 79, wife of Joseph Reeder and former longtime resident of Englevale, died Monday night at a nursing home in Bentonville, Ark. Born in Iowa Oct. 31, 1880, Mrs. Reeder moved with her parents as a small child in Nebraska and then to Kansas, settling near Englevale when she was nine years old. She lived near Englevale until 1937 when she moved to Chicago with her husband. She married in Lamar, Nov. 10, 1931. She a member of the Englevale Methodist church. Survivors in addition to the widower of the home include two sons, Clifford Harris of El Dorado, Kenneth Harris of Chicago; a daughter, Mrs. Blanche Carlin of Bentonville; two brothers, Edward Williams of Kansas City, Marshal Williams of Detroit, Mich., one sister, Mrs. Anna Cox of Dragerton U., four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Graveside rites will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Englevale cemetery with Rev. Marvin Jones, pastor of the Arma Methodist church, officiating. The Burns funeral home of Bentonville, Ark., is in charge of arraignments.
Pittsburg Headlight, Pittsburg, Crawford Co., KS, Tuesday, June 28, 1960

Reeder, Joseph Morton
3 June 1884 – 22 June 1963

End Comes at Home of Niece in Galena Saturday

Galena – Joseph Morton Reeder, 79, retired coal miner, died at the home of his niece in Galena at 2:10 p.m. Saturday. He had been in ill health the past several months. Mr. Reeder was born in Roscoe, Mo, June 3, 1884. He moved to Englevale in 1919 where he was employed as a minor until he was employed as a pipe fitter. He retired in 1945 and moved to Bentonville, Ark, in 1948 where he made his home until moving to the home of his niece, Mrs. Margaret VanGorden in Galena. He was married to Bertha Harris, Nov. 10, 1931 in Lamar. She died June 27, 1960. Membership was held in the Methodist church in Englevale. Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Harris, Chicago, and Clifford Harris, El Dorado; one daughter Mrs. Blanche Carlin of Bentonville, Ark; two brothers, Hezekiah Reeder, Bell Garden, Calif, and James Reeder, Maraloma, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Cora Engle, Galena; six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted in the Englevale cemetery, Rev. G. W. Corporon will officiate. Funeral arraignments are under the direction of the Burns mortuary in Bentonville, Ark. and the Derfelt mortuary in Galena.
Pittsburg Headlight, Pittsburg, Crawford Co., KS, June 24, 1963

Richardson, Craig Royce
20 Sept 1922 – 21 Sept 1923


Craig Royce, son of George C. and Mable R. Richardson, was born September 20, 1922 and departed this life September 21, 1923, aged one year and one day. He leaves to mourn their loss his parents, four grandparents and a host of other relatives and friends. Although his stay on this earth was short, his sweet face and bright smile will be greatly missed by his fond parents and all who knew him. Funeral services were conducted at the Bethlehem church at 11 o’clock Saturday morning by Rev. Mr. Mann. The pallbearers were: Gleda and Gwendoline Dooley and Vera and Mafra Simpson. Interment was made in Bethlehem cemetery.

Richardson, George Clifford
22 Mar 1899 - 5 Oct 1975

Bloomfield – George Richardson, 76, of Troy, died Sunday at 6:10 a.m. at Davis County Hospital. He was born, March 22, 1899 in Davis County, to Lyman J. and Minnie Barker Richardson. He was a retired farmer and a 50-year member of I. O. O. F. On Jan. 16, 1922, he married Mabel Parker. She survives. Other survivors are one daughter, Fern Sprouse of Selma; two sons, Wayne of Bloomfield and Rex of Selma; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one brother, Earl Richardson of Packwood. An infant son, two brothers and one sister preceded him in death. The service will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Priester Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Charles Smith officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery. A memorial has been established to the cancer fund. The casket will be closed at the beginning  of the service.

Richardson, Mabel R.
18 Dec 1901 – 12 April 1991

Selma – Mabel R. Richardson, 89, of Selma Route 1 died April 12, 1991, at Davis County Hospital in Bloomfield. She was born Dec. 18, 1901, near Selma to William Edward and Amanda Gideon Parker. She married George Clifford Richardson on Jan. 16, 1922, in Bloomfield. He died Oct. 5, 1975. She was a homemaker, member of Bethlehem Christian Church near Floris and former member of Juanita Rebekah Lodge in Douds. She is survived by a daughter, Fern Sprouse of Selma; two sons, Wayne of Bloomfield and Rex of Selma; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Craig; two sisters, Mary Strang and Iva Northup; and a brother, Alva Parker. The service will be 4 p.m. Sunday at Priester Funeral Chapel in Bloomfield, the Rev. Don Macy officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery near Floris. Visitation is open at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Duane, Gary and Ron Sprouse, Larry Stratbucker, Don Richardson and Steve Miller. Memorials may be made to her church or Bloomfield Care Center Activity Fund.

Riley, Goldie (Beery) Lockwood
29 Nov 1900 – 21 Feb 1951


Mrs. Goldie Riley of Oswego, died in the Oswego hospital Monday morning at 2:30 at the ago of 50 years. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 in the Hammons Funeral Home in Oswego, conducted by Rev. Emery Dains of the Oswego Methodist Church and burial took place in the McCune Cemetery. Mrs. Riley was born Goldie Beery November 29, 1900 in Mindenmines, Mo. She was first married to Chas. Lockwood, now deceased, and they made their home in Elkhart, Ks. She moved to the St. Paul community Dec. 24, 1930 and was married to Pearl Riley at Erie. About six months ago the family moved to Oswego. Besides her husband, she is survived by 4 children, Loren Dale, Shirley, Maxine, Edith Lorene, and Andrew, all of the home and 3 children by her first marriage, Charles Lockwood; Keyes, Oklahoma, Eugene Lockwood; Lawton, Oklahoma, and Ronald Lockwood stationed in Australia. She is also survived by six brothers, Chas. Beery of McCune, Sherman Beery of Hutchinson, Den Beery of Parsons, Edward and Noah Beery of St. Paul, and Clarence Beery of LaPorte, Indiana; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Bough of Mindenmines, Mo., and Mrs. Mary Patrick of Mulberry, also five grandchildren.
McCune Herald, McCune, Crawford Co., KS, February 23, 1951

Ritchie, Hazel H. (Patrick)
15 Aug 1904 – 20 Dec 1994

Frontenac – Hazel H. Ritchie, 90, of 102 S. Jefferson, Frontenac, died at 12:44 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 20, at the Mt. Carmel Medical Center, Pittsburg. She entered the hospital Dec.7. She was born Aug. 15, 1904, in Mindenmines, Mo., to Homer and Mary Ainley Patrick. She moved to the Burgess-Mulberry area as a small child and attended school in Mulberry. She then moved to the Cockrill-Foxtown area in 1938 and to Frontenac in 1972. She married Clarence N. Ritchie Nov. 16, 1926, in Fort Scott. He preceded her in death Dec. 22, 1963. She worked for the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant in Parsons. She was employed as a waitress for Argentina’s Restaurant for several years. Later she worked for Davis Paints as a sales clerk. She was also a dealer for Stanley Home Products for many years. She was a member of the Rob Morris Chapter No. 74 order of the Eastern Star, the Frontenac Eagles Auxiliary, and the AARP. She is survived by two daughters, Carol Williamson, 4022 Parkview Dr. and Sherry Barron, 702B Canterbury. both of Pittsburg; one brother, Harold Patrick of Chicago, Ill.; two sisters, Lois Bubalo and Ina Patrick, both of Chicago, Ill.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren, In addition to her husband, she was preceded by her parents and one brother, Lloyd Patrick. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 23, 1994, at the ' Friskel Funeral Home, Frontenac, with Rev. David Weible and Irene Wood officiating. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery Pittsburg. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, 1994, at the Friskel Funeral Home, and the Eastern Star services will be held at 7 p.m. Friends may call noon to 5 p.m. today and anytime after 9 a.m. Thursday. Arrangements are under the direction of the Friskel Funeral Home, Frontenac.

Robertson, Nettie Jane (Garrison) Winters, Copper
5 Sept 1878 - 6 Mar 1984

Nettie J. Robertson, 105, 1700 Third, died March 6 at her home. Born Nettie J. Garrison Sept. 5, 1878, at McCune, she had been a Great Bend resident since 1958 and was formerly of Claremore, Okla. She married Clarence Tal Robertson in 1953 at Claremore. He died in 1958. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Robertson was a lifetime member of Royal Neighbors and Rebekah Lodge No. 94, both of Independence, and was a member of Great Bend Silver and Gold Club. Survivors include one son, Clyde C. Copper of Indianapolis, Ind., one daughter, Opal Caughey of Great Bend; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Great Bend Cemetery with the Rev. Jon Jones officiating. Friends may call until 10 a.m. Friday at Fryberger Mortuary. Memorials are suggested to the Kansas Masonic Home in Wichita.
Great Bend Tribune, Great Bend, KS, March 5, 1985

Roush, John Albert
28 Nov 1835 – 3 April 1904

John A. Roush died at Lebanon April 3, 1904. Born in Carroll Co. OH Nov. 28, 1835, 68 years, 4 months, 5 days old. To Van Buren co in 1844 with his parents. Married Miss Eliza A. Davis, June 5, 1859. Eight children. The wife and mother died July 29, 1880. Married again to Mary M. Parsons March 21, 1883. They had 2 sons. All of his children and second wife survive.

John A. Roush died at his home three miles north of Lebanon, Sunday, April 3, 1904. He was born in Carroll County Ohio, Nov. 28, 1835, and was 68 years, 4 months and 5 days old. He came to this county with his parents in 1844 and lived here until called from labor to reward. He was married to Miss Eliza A. Davis, June 5, 1859. They were blessed with 8 children, the wife and mother dying July 29, 1880. Mr. Roush was again married, his second wife being Mary M. Parsons, March 21, 1883. They were blessed with two sons. All of his children and the wife of the last marriage survive along with a number of other relatives. He united with the German Baptist church in 1869 and died in that faith. The funeral was from the residence at 11 o’clock Tuesday, April 5, Eld T. A. Renfro preaching the sermon. The interment was in the Lebanon cemetery.

Roush, Samuel
28 July 1853 – 9 June 1912

On Sunday, last, Van Buren County lost a good citizen in the death of Samuel Roush, a resident of the western part of Van Buren Township. His age was 58 years, 10 months and 12 days. Organic heart trouble caused his death. He leaves a wife and seven children. The funeral and burial was on Tuesday. An obituary will appear later.

A brief mention of the death of our esteemed citizen Samuel Roush in last weeks papers, and made soon after the departed passed away. Death caused by double leakage of the heart, prompts us to enlarge somewhat upon the life and characteristics of the man. Deceased being the son of Mr. And Mrs. Samuel Roush was born July 28, 1853 in Van Buren county about 1 1/2 miles west of where he lived at the time of his death, the old family residence, Sunday June 9 at 2:15 o’clock p.m. Mr. Roush was united in the bonds of holy wedlock to Miss Jane Sheffer at high noon Sunday Oct. 27, 1878 and to this union were born seven children, 5 girls and 2 boys. Mrs. Retta Kuntzmon, Mr. L. O. Roush, Mrs. Matie Earhardt of Troy, Iowa, Mrs. May Evans, Mrs. Wortha Elsensohn of Stockport, Ia., and S. R. Roush who is the only one with the widowed mother. These loved ones with an only brother James Roush, many relatives and friends are left to mourn the loss of a loving husband, father, brother, a worthy brother in the church and a kind neighbor and friend. The funeral was held Tuesday morning at 10:30 from the Zion Methodist Episcopal church and was largely attended. The Rev. Wm. H. Slack his former pastor, conducted the services and paid a just tribute to the man with so many charming virtues. The sad rites where held in the beautiful Douds-Leando cemetery where so many make their last pilgrimage.

Sale, Amaziah Thomas
23 April 1851 – 17 June 1919

Tom Sale is Dead

Tom Sale, who has been in poor health for several years and bedfast for a long time, died at his home 3 miles NE of town, Tuesday morning at a little before 2 o'clock. The funeral service was held at the home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Mr. Sale was 68 years, 2 months, and 24 days of age when death claimed him. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, 4 brothers, and 3 sisters. The brothers are: M.A. Sale of Idaho, Doug Sale of Colorado, S.T. Sale of Neosho, Mo. and W.E. Sale of Aurora, Mo. The sisters are: Mrs. Eliza Gregg of McCune, Mrs. Edmondson of Weir, and Mrs. Ed Wilson of Cherokee. M.A. Sale of Idaho has been here over a week helping to care for his brother. Mr. Sale was not only one of the pioneer settlers of Crawford County, but was one of the pioneers of the community in a religious way. In 1867, he united with the Methodist church at a camp meeting held in the country on Lightning Creek SE of McCune. He was a member of the McCune Methodist Church for years, but later transferred his membership to the Greene Elm Methodist Church of which originally he was a member when death claimed him.
McCune Herald, McCune, Crawford Co., KS, Fri. June 20, 1919

Sale, Lucy Ann (Garrison)
19 Sept 1850 - 23 Sept 1919

Death of Mrs. Lucy Sale

Lucy Ann Garrison was born April 19, 1850 in VanBuren Co., Iowa, and passed away September 23, 1919 at the home of her niece Mrs. Jennie Belle Bradford. Was married to Thomas Sale November 16, 1875 in Fredonia, Kansas. They went immediately to the home he had prepared for his bride near McCune in Crawford county, Ks. and there they lived until death separated them. When her husband's health became poor and she needed assistance, for her own health was poor, it was only natural she would call for her niece whom she had always held in very high esteem. She came June 1st and her uncle passed away June 17. Her niece remained with her assisting in the duties of breaking up the old home. When all her duties here were completed, she returned home July 3, taking her aged aunt with her, expecting to share her home and give her all the assistance he declining years would require. But those days were so few until the death angel stretched forth his hand bearing the sickle of death and garnered the withered flower. All that could be done to assist in her recovery and to soothe her pain was done. A home physician was employed, also her nephew, Dr. F. F. Garrison was called from Aurora, Ill. A nurse was called to assist Mrs. Bradford and was employed to help for the housework and she gave her time to caring for her aunt who wanted her always near her bedside. She was always satisfied thankful and patient for all that was done for her. She realized she would soon pass away and asked her niece to thank all of her friends both here and those of her new home for their kindness to her.
McCune Herald, McCune, Crawford Co., KS, Fri. Oct. 3, 1919



Lucy Ann Garrison was born April 19th, 1850 in Van Buren County, Iowa and passed away September 23, 1919, at the home of her niece, Mrs. Jennie Bradford. She was married to Thomas Sale on November 16, 1875, in Fredonia, Kansas. They went immediately to the home he had prepared for his bride near McCune, in Crawford County, Kansas, and there they spent practically their lives in the bridal nest he had prepared forty-four years ago. No children were born to this union. Her husband's health was very poor and she needed assistance in caring for him. was only natural she would call her niece whom she had always held in very high esteem. She went June 1st and he passed away June 17th. Her niece remained with her, assisting in the duties of breaking up the old home. When all was complete, she returned home July 3rd, bringing her aged aunt with her, expecting to share her home and giver her all the assistance her declining years would require. But oh, those days were so few until the death angel stretched forth his hand beating the sickle of death and garnered the withered flower. All that could be done to assist in her recovery and eliminate pain was done. A home physician was employed, also her nephew, Dr. Garrison, of Aurora, Illinois. A nurse was brought to assistance. Mrs. Bradford employed help for the housework and gave her time to caring for her aunt, who was always so patient, kind and thankful for all that was done for her. She realized she would soon pass away and said; "Tell all our neighbors and friends who came to help us that I thank them very much." Mrs. Sale died of Bright's disease of which she had been suffering for a number of years. The body was taken to McCune today for interment. Funeral services conducted by the Rev. W. R. McMurray were held at the cemetery.
"Death of Mrs. Sale," The Tribune (Altoona, Kansas), Sept. 25, 1919

Shipman, Etta (Morrison)
16 April 1926 - 24 Dec 2000

Etta M. Shipman, age 74, of Sparta, MO. Passed away on Sunday, Dec. 24, 2000. Mrs. Shipman was born on April 16, 1926 in Keltner, Mo. She was the daughter of Oliver and Elizabeth (Maggard) Morrison. On May of 1966, Mrs. Shipman was united in marriage to Jeff Shipman in Yakima, Washington. She was said to be a kind, loving, and thoughtful mother and grandmother, who enjoyed cooking for her family and friends. Her reputation of putting others first in her life was a credit to her name. She was also a member of the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church at Highlonesome, Mo. She was preceded in death by her husband, both parents, and five brothers. Mrs. Shipman is survived by three sons, Kenneth Applegate, Richard Applegate, and Rex Applegate, all of Sparta, Mo.; two daughters, Jan Lee Porter of Sparta, Mo., and Wanda Fern Adams of Buffalo, Mo.; two adopted daughters, Shelly and Dorothy Shipman; two sisters, Bertha Coffer and Edith Shuler; two brothers, Lesley Morrison and Earnest Morrison; 11 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000 at the Barnes Family Funeral Home in Ozark. The Reverend Carl Thompson officiated, and burial followed at the Sparta Cemetery.

Smith, James Bland
31 Aug 1819 - 9 Jan 1908

J. B. Smith known as Uncle Jimmy who passed away Jan 9, 1908, at Girard was born in Logan Co KY, Aug 31, 1819 where he grew to manhood and married Elizabeth Celsor. Ten children were born, three of which died in infancy, seven living to the years of maturity. Five surviving him at the time of his death, viz: T E Smith of Cedarvale, KS; Mrs. Mary J. Scott, of Aztec NM; Columbus W., John F., and Robert S. Smith, Crawford Co, who were at his bedside at the time of his death. Thos E and Mrs. Scott both being sick at the trying hour and unable to come. Rasbury the third son having died September 20, 1882, and William J. the oldest son having died June 10, 1902. Uncle Jimmie, as he was commonly known, emigrated to Newton Co MO, in 1847, located six miles southeast of Joplin, where he remained until 1862. As he was on the Union side and a radical abolishionist, consequently would have to seek refuge in the north. In March 1862 after undergoing great trials by robbery and severe threats, managed to escape Jefferson Co, ten miles west of Lawrence north side of the river in Kaw bottom, where he remained until April 1867, moving south stopped in Neosho Co until July, when he bough Frank Pierce's claim six miles southwest of Girard, on Lightning Creek in Crawford Co, where he has been a continuous resident for over 40 years and during this time it might safety be said that he had entertained more company, fed more people free of charge and shown as many generous acts any one in Crawford Co. He was a good provider through life, his motto being pay as you go, and never owe any bills, never have any interest to pay, consequently his reputation for punctuality was excelled by none. His word always being reliable with the host of friends who knew and dealt with him. In the early part of his life he united with the Christian church remaining in that organization until 1868 when he united with the Church of God believing in the Literal Second Coming of Christ and the establishment of the Kingdom and reign of the Saints on the earth, of which he was a consistent member until his death.Ê Being 88 years, 4 months, 9 days old at the time of his death had witnessed many trials, privations, and disasters of a frontier life and could relate many incidents of interest to those who know nothing of a pioneer experience. The funeral services were conducted on Jan 10th at the Country Baptist Church by Rev John Foore of Parsons. Interment in the Myers Cemetery followed by a large procession of sorrowing friends and relatives.

Will of James B. Smith

(1) to James Henry Smith, Mary Lamb (nee Mary Smith), Amos Smith, and Clara Smith, children of deceased son William Smith, each $100.
(2) to daughter Mary Jane Scott (nee Mary Jane Smith) $500.
(3) to son John F. Smith $100.
(4) to son Thomas E. Smith $500.
(5) to son Columbus Smith $300 and whatever may be due on note dated Dec 24, 1894, due in five years from said date for the sum of $1000, providing no claim is put in against my estate by my son Columbus Smith or his wife for care and support of myself.
(6) to son Robert S. Smith $1000 the same to be credited upon and deducted from amount which may be due me upon certain notes which I hold against my said son Robert S. Smith, and in case my said son Robert S. Smith should pay his indebtedness to me prior to my death then said sum above bequeathed shall be paid direct to him.
(7) to grandchildren Dora J. Smith, Dellie E. Smith, and Arthur A. Smith, children of my deceased son, the NE/4 NW /4 and SW/4 NW/4 of 17-30-23, not to be sold until the youngest reaches the age of 25 years.
Rest of property both real and personal shall be divided into 7 equal shares with 1 share each to Thomas E. Smith, Columbus W. Smith, Mary Jane Scott, John F. Smith, Robert S. Smith, children of deceased son William J. Smith, children of deceased son Rasberry Celsor Smith. Will was written 24 Jun 1903 and signed by James Bland Smith. Will filed 16 Jan 1908, Crawford Co KS. Executor to be Robert Baker, who is to consult with L. H. Phillips in regard to any legal matter pertaining to my estate.

Stewart, Abbie (Shaver) Blankenship
4 Oct 1872 – 9 Jan 1949

Mrs. Stewart Died in Erie
Longtime Resident of this Community Died
at Home of Her Daughter Friday

Mrs. Abbie Stewart, 76 years old, a resident of this community many years, died at 9:45 p.m. Friday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clyde Burk of Erie. She had been is failing health a number of years and had been bedfast since Thanksgiving Day, when she fell and broke her hip. Funeral services where held in the Shigley Chapel Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. George L. Taylor of the Methodist Church and burial took place in McCune Cemetery. The singers were Mrs. Chester Baker and Mrs. Harry Tridle, accompanied by Mrs. Karl Roese and the following were pallbearers: John Mullen, C.R. Beery, S.C. Burke, Walter Autem, J.A. Fincher and Everett Long. Mrs. Stewart was born October 4, 1872 in Illinois and was married to Walter Stewart October 26, 1896 in Pineville, Missouri. The couple moved near McCune in 1919 and farmed in this community until forced to retire because of failing health. Mr. Stewart died last March 14. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Clyde Burk at who’s home she died, Mrs. William Daniel of Petaluma, California and Mrs. D.J. Harrington of East Wenatchee, Washington; four sons earl Stewart of Petaluma, Cal., George Stewart of Erie, and Virgil and Homer Stewart of McCune Rt. 3 and one sister Mrs. Delmar Finley of Martinez, Cal. There are also 13 grandchildren.
McCune Herald, McCune, Crawford Co., KS, January 14, 1949

Stewart, Dorothy Pauline (Doty)
4 Nov 1923 - 31 Dec 1965

Mrs. Homer Stewart, 42, of McCune, Dies

McCune--Mts. Pauline Stewart, 42, of McCune died in the Parsons hospital Friday morning. She had been a patient since the day after Thanksgiving. Born Nov. 4, 1923 near Jenkins, Mo, she was married May 31, 1944 in Girard to Homer Stewart. The couple lived on a farm near McCune several years but moved into McCune in 1960 when their farm home was destroyed by fire. Mrs. Stewart held membership in the Christian Church. Surviving are the widower and a daughter, Patsy Stewart, both of the home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Doty, Jenkins, Mo.; two sisters, Mrs. Esther Van De Mark, Wichita and Mrs. Mary Periman, Kansas City, Kas; two brothers, Bill and Fred Doty, both near Jenkins, Mo., and a half brother, Raymond Doty, Carthage. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Shigley Chapel with Ted Ohmart officiating. Burial will be in the McCune Cemetery. The body is at the Shigley chapel in McCune.
The Pittsburg Headlight, Pittsburg, Crawford Co., KS, Dec. 31, 1965

Stewart, Florence Mildred
24 Jan 1916 - 8 July 2002

F. Mildred Stewart 86, of Pittsburg, died at 4:03 p.m. Monday, July 8, 2002, in the emergency room at Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center. She was born Jan. 24, 1916, at Pittsburg, to Ira and Pearl Farley Stewart. She attended Pittsburg schools and graduated from Pittsburg High School in 1933. In 1942, she graduated from Kansas State Teachers College, now Pittsburg State University. She taught school for 15 years in several Kansas towns. She worked as a social worker for Social and Rehabilitation Services in Columbus from 1953 until her retirement in 1976. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, where she served as a deacon, deaconess and Sunday school secretary; Pittsburg High School Alumni Association; Pittsburg State University Alumni Association; Half Century Club at Pittsburg State University; and the AARP. She was a former member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority; American Association of University Women; and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Grand Army of the Republic. Survivors include one great-niece Becky Rogers of Pittsburg, who helped provide for her care; two nieces, one nephew, several great-nieces, and great-nephews and several great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Margaret Gier and Merle Gohr; and two brothers, Claude and Donald. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe Robbins officiating. Burial will be in the Highland Park Cemetery. Friends may call from noon to 7 p.m. today at Brenner Mortuary Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of Brenner Mortuary, 114 E. Fourth, St. Pittsburg.
Pittsburg Morning Sun, July 10, 2002

Stewart, George Luther
1 June 1909 - 13 Feb 1989

ERIE - George Luther Stewart, 79, of Erie died at 3:22 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, 1989, at the Labette County Medical Center from injuries he received when he fell from a ladder earlier in the afternoon at his home. He was born June 1, 1909, at Washburn, Mo., to Walter and Abby (Shaver) Stewart He had lived at Washburn and then at Clarion, Iowa, for a few years before moving to Southeast Kansas. He lived at McCune for five years and then moved to Erie in 1969, where he had lived since then. He was married to Norma Boggs on Sept. 30, 1946, at Clarion, Iowa. She survives of the home. Mr. Stewart served five years in the U.S. Army in the 515th Field Artillery Battalion in Germany during World War II. In his earlier years, he had farmed. He has been self employed as a carpenter his entire life, with his son, Larry, working with him the past 25 years. Other survivors include: a son, Larry of Erie; two daughters, Linda Harris and Sally Wright, both of Erie; two sisters, Rosa Burk of Erie and Lillie Daniels of Petaluma, Calif.; and two grandchildren. Two sisters; three brothers, Earl, Virgil and Homer Stewart; and two granddaughters preceded him in death. The service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Forbes Funeral Home, 3300 Main, with "Ted" Ohmart of Thayer officiating. Burial will be in the McCune Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family suggests memorials to the Kansas Society for Crippled Children.

Stewart, Helen Marshall (Beery)
15 May 1913 - 19 Feb 2006

Stewart, Helen Marshall, 82, of Pittsburg, formerly of McCune, passed away Sunday, Feb. 18, 2006, at Carrington Place In Pittsburg. She was born May 15, 1813, In Topeka, the daughter of Charley Reuben and Liddie Ellen (Garrison) Beery. She spent her early childhood in Sanford, Wilberton and Larned. She attended McCune High School for two years before dropping out due to illness. Mrs. Stewart completed her GED on May 3 1980, at the age of 78. She married Virgil Perry Stewart on Aug. 14, 1931, in Erie. He proceeded her in death on Jan. 7, 1979. The couple farmed in rural McCune before moving into McCune. She began working at the Shigley Funeral Home as a funeral director. In 1973 she bought the funeral home and changed the name to Stewart Funeral Home, retiring in 1987 after 25 years of service. She was a member of the McCune Christian Church. Survivors include a daughter, Leota Maxine Engler of Pittsburg; four grandsons, Gary McGown, Steven McGown, Scott Hammonds, all of McCune, Mark Hill of St. Louis. Mo.; three granddaughters, Karen McFarland and Diana Muse, both of Pittsburg, and Amy Spencer of Ellettsville, Ind.; seven great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Raemae Lee Hammonds, two infant children, a grandson and a brother. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, 2008, at the Church of Christ, Pittsburg, with Jerry Kendall officiating. Burial will follow in the McCune Cemetery. The casket will be open after 8 a.m. today at the Murdock Funeral Home, Columbus, and at the church from 8 a.m. Thursday until the service begins.
The Morning Sun, Pittsburg, Crawford Co., KS, February 21, 2006

Stewart, James P.
24 Jan 1843 - 5 Nov 1924

James P. Stewart, of Boise City, Idaho, 82 years old, who had been visiting for one week with his neice, Mrs. Henry A. Lamons, of Greeneville, died suddenly early Wednesday morning, Nov. 5. His was body was found in bed at 5:30 and on examination, the physician said he had been dead for probably an hour and a half of heart failure. He is survived by his widow, two sons, James and Bruce Stewart and a married daughter, residing in Idaho. Also a brother, Joseph Stewart of Lebanon, Ore. Funeral services were conducted Friday morning at 9 o’clock in the undertaking parlors of Doughty Stevens Co. by Rev. H. M. Lintz, pastor of the Baptist church of Greeneville. The body was brought to Jonesboro and interred in the family square in Maple Grave Cemetery by the side of his sister, Mrs. A. B. Cummings. The deceased was an uncle of J. A. Cummings of this place, Mrs. S. J. Smith of Knoxville, Mrs. Henry Lamons, Miss Florence Cummings of Greeneville and Mrs. Will Reeves of Atlanta.

Stewart, John Howard
18 Mar 1945 - 18 Mar 1945

Stewart Baby Still Born

Graveside services were held in the McCune Cemetery yesterday afternoon for John Howard Stewart, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Stewart of northwest of town, conducted by the Rev. J. G. Demoret of the Church of the Nazarene and in charge of the Shigley Funeral Home. The baby  which weighed over fourteen pounds was still born in Mt. Carmel Hospital Sunday. It was the first child born to Mr. and Mrs. Stewart. Besides the parents, the baby is survived by the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stewart of northwest of town, and Mr. and Mrs. John Doty of Jenkins, Mo.
The McCune Herald, McCune, Crawford Co., KS, 23 March 1945

Stewart, Norma Jeannette (Boggs)
6 Nov 1924 – 29 Oct 1998

Norma J. Stewart, 73, of Erie died at 8:15p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, 1998, at the Arkhaven at Erie care home, where she had resided since Feb. 16. She had been in failing health several years. She was born Nov. 6, 1924, in Clarion, Iowa, to Emmett and Ruth (Shaw) Boggs. After graduating from Clarion High School, she worked as a clerk and cashier at a retail discount store. She also decorated and sold cakes. She married George L. Stewart of McCune Sept. 30, 1946, at Clarion. They lived in. California, Missouri, Iowa and Kansas. In 1969, they moved to Erie. Mr. Stewart died Feb. 13, 1989. Mrs. Stewart was a member of the Clarion Church of Christ. Her hobbies were crafts and fishing. Survivors include a son, Larry of Eureka Springs, Ark.; two daughters, Linda Harris of Erie and Sally Wright of Palmer, Alaska; two granddaughters; six step-grandchildren; 13 step-great-grandchildren; eight step-great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Stanley Boggs of Jewell, Iowa; and a sister, Charlotte Studer of Jewell, Iowa. She was preceded in death by two granddaughters and a sister. The service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the McCune Cemetery with Ted Ohmart officiating. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home of Erie, where friends may call after 1 p.m. Sunday. The family suggests memorials to the Kansas Society for Crippled Children.

Stewart, Rosa Mary
8 July 1933 – 8 July 1933

Funeral Held for Stewart Baby

A short funeral service was held for Rosa Mary, the baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Stewart of northwest of town, who died at birth, was held at the home Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. D. P. Neher of the Osage Church. Burial took place in the McCune cemetery, in charge of the Shigley Funeral Home. The baby is survived by the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Beery of northwest of town, and Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Stewart of north of Monmouth.

Stewart, Virgil Perry
24 July 1906 – 9 Jan 1979

MCCUNE - Virgil Perry Stewart, 72. a retired farmer, died at about 5 p.m. Tuesday in a Frontenac rest home where he had been receiving care. He was the husband of Mrs. Helen Stewart, operator of the Stewart Funeral Home in McCune. He had been in failing health since 1958. he was born on July 24,1906 at Washburn, Mo.. a son of Walter V. and Abbie Shaver Stewart, and moved to this area in his youth. He farmed in the area until 1964. when he moved into McCune. He and Helen M. Beery were married in Erie on Aug. 14, 1931. He was a member of the Christian Church in McCune. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Raemae Lee Hammonds of McCune and Mrs. James (Maxine) Engler of Pittsburg; two sisters, Mrs. Clyde I (Rosa) Burk of Erie and Mrs. William (Lillie) Daniels of Petaluma, Calif.; three brothers, George and Homer Stewart of Erie and Earl of Orland, Calif. There are seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by two children. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Stewart Chapel with Harold Billings officiating. Burial will be in the McCune Cemetery. The family has suggested memorials to the Parkinson's Disease Fund in lieu of other remembrances. They may be left at the Stewart Chapel or at the office of the McCune city clerk. The Parsons Sun, Parsons, Labette Co., KS, July 10, 1979

Stewart, Walter Virgil
26 May 1871 – 14 Mar 1948

Walter Stewart Dead

Former Resident of This Community Died at Home of Daughter of Erie Sunday Afternoon - Funeral held
Here Tuesday Afternoon

Walter Stewart, 76 years old, a resident of this community since 1919, until two years ago, when he and Mrs. Stewart went to Erie to live with their daughter, died Sunday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Rosa Burk. Funeral Services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Shigley Chapel in McCune, conducted by Rev. John S. Jones Burial took place in McCune Cemetery. Singers were Mrs. Chester Baker and Mrs. Harry Tridle, with Mrss Freida Wilson accompanist. Pall­bearers were Walter Autem, Cedric Burk, C.A. Wells, Albert Fincher, Chas Beery and John Mullen. Mr. Stewart was born May 26, 187l at Halltown, Missouri and was married to Miss Abbie Shaver at Pineville, Missouri in 1896. They moved to the Monmouth community in 1919 and continued to live on different farms in this community until two years ago when because of health Mr. and Mrs. Stewart went to Erie to be at the home of their daughter. Besides the widow, he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Burk, Mrs. Dorothy Harrington of Rock Island Wash. Mrs. Lily Daniel of Petaluma, Cal. Four sons Earl Stewart of Petaluma, Virgil and Homer Stewart of NW of town on Rt. 3, and George Stewart of Erie There are also 10 grandchildren and 4 brothers, Oscar Stewart of Washhurn, Mo., Ira Stewart of Pittsburg, Elmer Stewart of Pomona, Cal.and William Stewart of Los Angelas, and sister Lillie Plattenburg of Cassville, Mo.
McCune Herald, McCune, Crawford Co., KS, March 19, 1948

Strang, Mary Olive (Parker)
14 Jan 1892 - 1 Mar 1989

Mary Olive Strang, 97, died Wednesday, March 1, 1989 at Pheonix, Arizona. She was born January 14, 1892, in Davis county, the daughter of Edward and Amanda Ann Gideon Parker. She attended the Troy Academy and taught in rural schools. She married John A Strang December 29, 1921 and they lived in Selma until 1941 when they both moved to Pheonix. Mr Strang died in 1944. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a brother, a sister and two stepsons. Survivng are a daughter, Hope Gregory of Australia, a step-daughter, June Roberts of West Fork Ark., a sister Mabel Richardson of Bloomfield, two grandchildren, and 4 step-grandchildren. Services and burial were held in Phoenix.

Tucker, Tarcy (Beery)
30 Oct 1898 – 18 June 1938

Had Moved to McCune Only A Few Weeks Ago
Died At Her Home Saturday Just After Noon
And Burial Took Place At Elkhart, Kansas

Mrs. Tucker, age 40 years, died at her home in the Stutters property at the West end of Sixth Street Saturday afternoon at 12:30 0’clock from a heart ailment. She had been in poor health for some time, but her death was unexpected. Funeral services in charge of the Shigley Funeral Home were held at the Church of the Nazarene Monday morning at 10 o’clock, conducted by Rev. R. A. Kissee, pastor of the church and after the funeral service the body was taken to Elkhart, Kansas for burial. Mrs. Tucker had been in poor health since the death of her husband, Charles M. Tucker at Wilberton, Kansas November 6, 1937. Five weeks ago she and her four children moved from Wilberton to McCune to be near relatives. Mrs. Tucker was born Tarcy Beery at Gilford, Kansas October 30, 1898 and went to a farm S. E. of St. Paul. She lived there until her marriage at Richfield, Kansas April 27, 1916. The couple established their home at Wilberton not long after their marriage. She is survived by 4 children, Everett, Ruth, Ruby and Elver, all of the home; her father I. O. Beery of St. Paul; 6 brothers C. R. Beery of McCune, Rt. 3; Ed Beery of Thayer; Den Beery of St. Paul; Noah Beery of McCune, Rt. 3; Sherman Beery of Hudson, Ks and Clarence Beery of La Porte, Ind; also 3 sisters Mrs. Pearl Riley of McCune, Rt. 3; Mrs. Mary Patrick of Mulberry and Mrs. Bertha Baugh of Stockton, Mo.
McCune Herald, McCune, Crawford Co., KS, June 28, 1938

Wagner, Sophia Etta (Swartz) Beery
21 July 1835 - 27 Aug 1927

Mrs. Sophia Wagner, aged resident of Tower Hill, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Barbara Riley Saturday morning. She had been ill for several weeks. Sophia Swartz, was born in Fairfield County, Ohio, July 21, 1835. She spent the most of her early life in Ohio, coming to Illinois in 1874. She was married to Reuben Beery in 1854. He died in 1862. She was married the second time to Thomas Wagner, who died in 1918. She is survived by five children. They are Mrs. Barbara Riley of Tower Hill, Charles Beery of Belpre, Kan., Iddo O. Beery, Cabool, MO., Noah Wagner, Larned Kan., Mrs. Tarcy Wyant of Decatur. Funeral services were held Sunday at the Riley home in Tower Hill, with Rev. Ingram of Tower Hill officiating. Interment was in Little Flock.
Decatur Evening Herald, Decatur, Ill, 29 Aug. 1927

Wagner, Thomas Evans
18 Dec 1842 - 7 May 1913

Wagner, Thomas E., born 18 Dec 1832 Fairfield Co., Ohio, died May 7, 1913, married first Lydia Sherborn, 5 children-Sylvester, Clary, Silas. Mariah and Clement and their mother are deceased. He married 2nd Sophia Berry, spring of 1871, 4 children-Emma, Noah, Tarcy and Jinnie who died infancy. He and his family came to Shelby Co., Ill spring of 1874 and settled Pickaway twp. He also leaves 2 brothers, 1 sister. Funeral at Little Flock Church.

Williams, Abraham W.
27 May 1858 – 23 July 1927

A. L. Williams of Englevale was born May 27, 1858 in Van Buren County, Iowa. He came to Kansas in 1888 and lived in Crawford County twenty years. He was a resident of Englevale for two years. Mr. Williams was united in marriage to Hester Davis, Dec. 1, 1880. To this union were born six children. He is survived by his widow; three sons, John and Marsh of Englevale and Ed of Pontiac, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. Bertha Harris of Englevale and Mrs. Anna Cox of McCune. Another son, Eugene, died in infancy. Funeral services were held at the home by Rev. Titus of Mulberry. Interment was in the Englevale cemetery.
Girard Press, Girard, Crawford Co., KS, August 4, 1927

Williams, Hester (Davis)
12 May 1857 – 5 July 1931

Mrs. Hester Williams Dies
Funeral of Englevale Woman, 74,
Will Be Tomorrow

Englevale, July 6 – Mrs. Hester Williams, 74, long time resident of this district, diedc at 9 o’clock yesterday morning at the home of her dauther, Mrs. Bertha Harris, here, following a long illness. Born May 12, 1857 in Ohio, Mrs. Williams had lived in this district for 30 years. A membership was held in the Pentacost church at Arcadia. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Harris and Mrs. Anna Cox, McCune, and three sons, John Williams, Commerce, Okla.; Ed Williams, Kansas City, Kas., and Marsh Williams, Detroit. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Englevale Methodist church with Rev. W. C. Heaton in charge. Burial will be in the Englevale cemetery. The body lies in state at the Siple-Friskel chapel, Arma.
Pittsburg Headlight, Pittsburg, Crawford Co., KS, July 6, 1931

Wilson, John
1821 – 13 Oct 1907

John Wilson was born in Washington County, Illinois in 1821 and died at the home of his son D. H. Wilson in Pawnee County, Kansas, October 13, 1907, aged 86 years. He married Elizabeth McKinley Mar 1, 1849. Ten children were born, 4 of who survive. Mrs. Sarah A. Kennedy of Rozel, Pawnee Co., Ks, William T. Wilson of McCune, Ks, D. H. Wilson of Rozel, Ks, and Minerva A. Garrison of McCune, Ks. His wife departed this life, October 23, 1904. Since then he had made his home with his son, D. H. Wilson. He united with the Christian Church about 25 years of age, and lived a Christian life until his death.
McCune Herald, McCune, Crawford Co., KS, October 24, 1907

Winters, Cornelious
1821 – 13 Oct 1907

Saturday evening at about 7 o’clock Cornelius Winters died at his home three miles north and one and a quarter east of McCune at the advanced age of 83 years. The funeral was held at the residence, but owing to the bad weather, it was not very well attended. The remains were interred in the City Cemetery. The deceased was an uncle of Mrs. J. B. Traylor.
The McCune Herald, McCune, Crawford Co., KS, 25 Jan. 1906

Winters, Elizabeth Temperance (Norris
13 Nov 1830 - 29 Jan 1922

Aged Lady Dead
Grandma Winters Passed Away Sunday At The Ripe Old Age Of 91 Years.

Elizabeth Temperance Winters passed away at her home 4 miles NE of McCune, Sunday at the age of 91 years, 2 months and 16 days. The funeral services were held from the home Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. H. L. Dolson of this city, and the remains were laid to rest in the McCune Cemetery. In spite of her advanced age, Mrs. Winters had enjoyed reasonably good health, except for the affliction of blindness, until a few days before she died, when she fell and fractured her hip, from which injury she never recovered. Elizabeth Temperance Norris was born in Stephenson Co., Illinois November 13, 1830. In 1847 she was married to Cornelius Winters in Freeport, Illinois and they resided in that state several years when they move to Missouri where they resided 20 years, after which they came to Kansas, locating here in 1872. Mrs. Winters was the mother of 10 children, 7 boys and 3 girls. Two of the children died in infancy and the others lived to manhood and womanhood. There are 4 children living; Frank Winters of near Columbus, Lydia Wilson of NE of Monmouth, Joe and Will of north of McCune. The first called home was Carrie in 1889, then followed Charlie, John and James. Besides her sons and daughters, she leaves 16 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
The McCune Herald, McCune, Crawford Co., KS, 3 Feb 1922.

Winters, John Thomas
21 Aug 1855 – 3 Mar 1902

Another Tragedy.
A Highly Respected Farmer Living Near McCune Commits Suicide by Shooting Himself with a Shotgun

John Winters, a well known and highly respected farmer living between four or five miles northeast of McCune, added another tragedy to the Winters family yesterday morninq about ten o'clock by suicide. He was the son of Cornelius Winters, a pioneer farmer in that part of the county and lived with his wife and one child on a portion of his father's farm of over two hundred acres. His home and that of his parents are located probably about a quarter of a miles distance apart, and it was at the latter house the act was committed, the instrument of death used being a shotgun. There was a wolf drive in the Winter's neighborhood [that] started yesterday morning and Winters left his home with a shotgun to participate in the sport. It is not stated whether he joined in the drive or not, but it is alleged that he participated in the chase for a while and then returned to the home of his parents, whom he found had gone to McCune. He was seen to enter the house by a little girl of the neighborhood who happened to be passing and shortly afterwards she heard a shot and gave the alarm, and those who were the first to enter the house, beheld a sight that they will remember to their dying day. The muzzle of the gun was held in such a position by himself that the charge entered his head and blew a portion of it away, and the walls of the room were spattered with blood and flesh and his head lay in a pool of blood. The deed was evidently premeditated and was planned so that there could be no failure. No reason can be assigned for the rash act as he was in good shape financially and was a man of rugged health. His domestic relations were of best and his wife, who is almost crazed with grief, says that in the morning when he left the house he appeared to be in the best of spirits, and his actions were those of a man whose thoughts were farthest away from any suicidal intentions. The county coroner was summoned and a jury empanelled, who, after hearing the evidence returned a verdict of suicide with a shotgun, but no reason was assigned by the jury for the rash act. The first story of the affair that reached this city was that Winters had either been murdered or accidentally shot by the wolf drivers, but the evidence and circumstances produced at the coroner’s inquest dispelled that theory. Winters was about thirty-five years of age and leaved a young wife and one child to mourn a husband and father’s rash deed, leaving them unprotected in a cold and cruel world. The funeral will take place tomorrow.

In connection it might be added that the family of John Winters has been one pursued by fatalities of a wonderful degree, and is wondered at by many who are familiar with its life history for the past twelve or thirteen years. About twelve years ago a daughter committed suicide by shooting and the act was a great surprise and shock to her many acquaintenances. She left no note explaining her act and until this day the cause that led her to take her own life is a mystery. She was pretty and of a sunny disposition, and had none of that moroseness at times that indicated a suicidal tendency. One night about five years ago a son, Charley Winters, was shot and killed by a joint keeper named Charles Janes, while he was attempting to break into the place. There had been trouble at the Jane’s place earlier in the evening and when Winters knocked for admittance after it was closed and was ordered away by Janes, he did not say a word but instead kicked the door in and started to enter when Janes shot him under the impression that he was about to be attacked by the crowd of toughs who had given him the trouble earlier in the evening. Winters was killed instantly by the shot from Jane’s revolver, but he did not know who his victim was for several minutes afterwards. When Janes learned that he had killed Charley Winters, it is said he wept like a child for there were no two better or firmer friends in McCune than Janes and Charley Winters. The killing of Winters was unintentional on the part of Janes and if he had spoken so that Janes had known his voice it would probably never have occurred. Janes paid the penalty for the crime however. The last fatality in the Winters family was caused by a son of Joe Winters, and while no member of the family survived, the incident was given a place in line of fatalities credited to the Winters family. Last Thanksgiving day the Winters boy and a companion about his own age named Ess went hunting. During the day young Winter's gun was accidentally discharged and the charge hit Ess in a vital spot and killed him.
Pittsburg Daily Headlight, March 4, 1902
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