Emery Family Obituaries

Emery Family Obituaries

MARY HARRIET LUTHER WEST - 8/2/1876 TO 11/25/1941

Daughter of William and Mary Catherine Emery, was born August 2, 1876 at Bedford, Indiana and passed away at her home in Richmond, Missouri the 25th day of November 1941 at the age of 65 years, 3 months, and 23 days.

When but a small child she moved with her parents to Kingston, Missouri. On September 2, 1894, she married Arthur Adrian Luther 9/2/1894 and one son William Brown Luther was born 7/8/1895. On December 19, 1898 she was married to Alfred West who survives. She was the mother of 11 children. Three preceded her in death. Surviving are 5 sons and 3 daughters. William Luther of Kidder, Missouri. Roscoe West of Kansas City, Missouri. Robert and Ralph West of Richmond and Orville West of the home; Mrs. Robert Butler of Richmond, Mrs. Harlow Yoakum of Rayville and Mrs. Glen Estes of Richmond; two sisters Mrs. Jennie Palmer of Anaheim, California, Mrs. Flora Cline of Charity, Missouri; three brothers, Ben Emery of Kingston, John Emery of Polo, and Homer Emery of Excelsior Springs; 15 grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

At an early age she joined the Christian Union Church of Bonanza, Missouri, remaining faithful to the end.

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ALFRED WEST - 3/20/1874 TO 1/5/1942

Alfred West of Taitsville passed away yesterday January 5, 1942. Mr. West was born March 20, 1874, the son of Thomas J. West and Susan Jane Myers West. Mr. West is survived by five sons, Bill Luther, step son, Henry West; Robert West; Ralph West and Orville West; four daughters, Flora Bell, Grace May, Wonhetta, and Maggie Louise.

Services were at the Reed Funeral Home in Cowgill, with burial in the Petty Cemetery, Polo, Missouri.

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WILLIAM BROWN LUTHER - 7/8/1895 TO 2/22/1965

Memorial services for William Brown Luther, 69, of Hamilton, will be held this Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Bram Chapel at Hamilton. Burial will be in the Kingston cemetery.

Mr. Luther died unexpectedly Monday afternoon of a heart attack at the home. He and Mrs. Luther were returning to the house from a nearby barn after doing some chores when he was stricken.

He was a half brother of Orville West, Mrs. Harlow Yoakum, Mrs. Glen Estes, Mr. J. O. Swafford, Robert West and Roscoe West, all of Richmond area.

Other survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ruth Luther of the home; five sons, J. W. Luther of Hamilton, Arthur Luther of McCook, Nebraska, Jack Luther of Kansas City, Jim Luther member of the Armed Services in Germany and Virgil Luther of California. Three daughters, Mrs. Betty Bowers of Fort Dix, NJ., Norma Ray of Kansas City and Mrs. Juanita Dortch of California and 15 grandchildren.

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FLORA BELL WEST BUTLER - 2/14/1900 TO 10/16/1984

Mrs. Flora B. Butler, 84, Richmond, died Tuesday at a hospital here. She was born in Ray county, Missouri, February 14, 1900 and had lived in Knoxville, Missouri most of her live before she moved to Richmond in 1977. Mrs. Butler was a member of Saint Paul Christian Church, near Knoxville. She leaves a son Estel Buter, Knoxville, three daughters, Mrs. Zelma Kinder, Carrollton, Missouri; Mrs. Thelma Knutter, Warsaw, Missouri, and Mrs. Ethel Teegarden, Knoxville; two brothers, Robert, Orville and two sisters, Mrs. Grace Yoakum and Mrs. Maggie Estes all of Richmond; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Services will be at 1:30pm Friday at the Thurman Chapel, Richmond; burial in the Knoxville cemetery. Friends may call from 7-8pm today at the chapel. The family suggests contributions to the church memorial fund.

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RAYMOND F. RUSSELL - 7/28/1917 to 4/12/1956

Funeral services for Raymond F. Russell, 38 year old Knoxville farmer, were held at 2pm today at the Saint Paul Chapel east of Knoxville.

The Reverend Edwin Shelton, Kansas City, officiated. Burial was in the Knoxville cemetery.

Russell was killed instantly Wednesday morning when a tractor overturned, pinning him beneath it. He was plowing a field on the Herbert Hauser farm one mile north of Knoxville.

On January 14, 1939, he was married to Ethel Maude Butler, Knoxville who survives.

He is survived by a daughter, Linda; three brothers, Harrison Russell, California, Clarence Russell, Saint Louis, Cecil Russell of Marceline, Missouri and one sister, Mrs. Opal Payne of California

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ESTEL LELAND BUTLER - 2/27/1921 TO 5/12/1997

Estel Butler, 76, of the Knoxville community, died at 12:25pm, Monday, May 12, 1997 at Ray county Memorial Hospital in Richmond.

Mr. Butler was born February 27, 1921, in Ray county to Robert W. and Flora B. West Butler, who preceded him in death. He married Temple May Joiner, of Richmond, on September 3, 1947. She survives of the home.

He was a retired farmer and truck driver. He was formerly employed at the Lake City arsenal plant. He had lived most of his life in the Knoxville area. He was a U.S. Army, veteran, having served during peacetime.

Other survivors include one son, Jack Edwin Butler, Orrick; two daughters, Janet Tippit, Lathrop, and Jo Ellen Butler, Richmond; three sisters, Ethel Maud Teegarden, Knoxville and Zelma Kinder and Thelma Knuffer both of Warsaw, three grandchildren, Michael E. Marrant, Kevin D. Marrant and Chris Butler; one uncle, Lonnie Butler, two aunts, Pinnie Morrison and Maggie Estes both of Richmond; and several cousins.

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HENRY ROSCOE WEST - 2/9/1902 TO 6/22/1974

Robert E. West, 86, of Richmond, died at 11:20am Wednesday, July 8, 1992, at the Ray county Memorial Hospital in Richmond.

Mr. West was born July 29, 1905, in Taitsville, Missouri to Alfred and Mary Harriet "Hattie" Emery West. He married Lucy Ann Lay on August 1, 1930. He later married Charlene Bryant Moyer of Millville in January of 1969; she survives at the home.

Mr. West was a retired farmer. He was a Protestant. He had lived a few years in Kansas City before returning to Ray county.

He was preceded in death by three brothers Bill Luther, Roscoe West and Ralph West; four sisters, Flora Butler and three who died in infancy.

Other survivors include one brother Orville West of Richmond; two sisters, Maggie Esles and Grace Yoakum, both of Richmond, and he is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Friday, July 10, at 1:30pm at the Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. The Reverend Kathy Morrison will officiate. Visitation will be to night from 7-8 pm at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Burial will be at Richmond Memory Gardens. Pallbearers: Dennis Estes, Gary Estes, Donald Ray Yoakum, Everett Teegarden and Chris Berry.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association.

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GRACE MAE WEST YOAKUM - 11/25/1907 TO 6/8/1993

Grace M. Yoakum, 85, of Richmond, died at 7:35pm at Tuesday, June 8, 1993, at Shirkey Leisure Acres Nursing Home.

Mrs. Yaokum was born November 25, 1907, in Ray county, to Alfred and Mary Harriet "Hattie" (Emery) West. She married Millard Harlow Yoakum on December 1, 1928, he preceded her in death on July 5, 1972.

She was a lifetime Ray County resident and member of the Richmond Christian Union Church and the Order of the Eastern Star, Richmond Chapter #255.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Roscoe, Ralph, and Robert West and a half brother Bill Luther and four sisters. Flora Butler and three that died in infancy.

Survivors include two sons, Donald Ray Yoakum of Osceola and Robert P. Yoakum of Liberty, a daughter, Alta Ferm Still of Richmond; a brother Orville West of Richmond; a sister, Maggie Estes of Richmond; and three grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 7pm Thursday at Thurman Funeral Home, Richmond. Funeral services are at 10:30am Friday, July 11, at Thurman Funeral Home with Reverend Don Crowley officiating. Burial is at Kincaid Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Josh Yoakum, Doug Yoakum, Dennis Estes, Gary Estes, Dean Prewitt and Keith Proffitt.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Ray County Hospice.

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ROBERT PEARLEY YOAKUM - 10/13/1944 TO 1/6/1997

Robert P Yoakum, 52, Liberty, Missouri, formerly of Richmond, Missouri, died at 10:22am Monday, January 6, 1997, at the Liberty Hospital, Liberty, Missouri. Funeral services will at 1:30pm Thursday, January 9, at the Thurman Funeral Home, Richmond, Missouri; burial in South Point Cemetery, Orrick, Missouri, where military graveside services will be held. Visitation will be 7-8pm Wednesday, January 8, at the Thurman Funeral Home, Richmond. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Robert P. Yoakum Memorial fund, in care of the Thurman Funeral Home, Richmond, Missouri.

Mr. Yoakum was born October 13, 1944, in Knoxville, Missouri to Millard Harlow and Grace M. West Yoakum. He married Mary Lynn Middleton of Camden, Missouri, September 1, 1973; she survives of the home. Other survivors include one son, Douglas R. Yoakum; of the home; one daughter, Marcie A. Yoakum of the home; one brother, Donald Ray Yoakum, Osceola, Missouri; one sister, Fern Still, Richmond, Missouri; and one granddaughter, Elle Yoakum, Saint Petersburg, Florida, in addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Joshua M. Yoakum. Mr. Yoakum owned and operated Quick Silver Trucking, Inc. for 25 years before retiring. He was a 1962 Richmond High School graduate. He had lived in Knoxville, Richmond and Liberty, Missouri. He played semi-pro football for the Kansas City Steers. He had coached little league football for 14 years. He was a member of the Christian Union Church in Richmond, Virginia. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

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RALPH ALFRED WEST - 12/11/1911 TO 6/1/1947

Services for Ralph Alfred West, who was fatally burned at the Phillips 66 station, 13th and Franklin Streets, in Lexington on Thursday night, May 29, in a gas station explosion, were held Sunday afternoon, June 1, 1947, at 2:30pm at the First Baptist Church of Richmond.

Mr. West died in the Saint Joseph hospital in Kansas City Friday morning at 9:00am where he had been taken for treatment.

He was born December 11, 1911, in Knoxville, the son of the late Alfred and Mary Harriet Emery Luther West. He had lived his entire life in Ray county, until 10 months ago, when he moved to Lexington.

He was married to Alvena Shumate December 25, 1927.

Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Kay Francis, three brothers, Roscoe of Kansas City, Missouri, Robert and Orville of Richmond, three sisters, Mrs. Flora Butler, Mrs. Grace Yoakum, Mrs. Maggie Estes, all of Knoxville, one half brother, William B. Luther of Hamilton.

Burial was in the Sunny Slope cemetery with Reverend James Heath of Hamilton officiating, and the Quest-Life Funeral Home in charge.

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ORVILLE PEARL WEST - 12/14/1915 TO 8/20/1996

Orville P. West, 80, of Richmond, Missouri, died at 2:20pm, Tuesday, August 20, 1996, at the Ray county memorial hospital in Richmond. Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Friday, August 23, at Thurman Funeral Home, Richmond. Military graveside services will follow at Sunny Slope Cemetery, Richmond. Conducted by the Ray county Veterans. Visitation will be 7-8pm Thursday, at the Thurman Funeral Home, Richmond, Missouri. Mr. West was born December 14, 1915, in Taitsville, Missouri, to Alfred and Harriet (Emery) West. He married Jessie M. Davidson of Richmond, on April 12, 1947; she survives of the home.

Other survivors include one sister, Maggie Estes of Richmond; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one son who died in infancy. Charles Dean West; four brothers, Robert, Ralph, Roscoe West and Bill Luther. Two sisters, Grace Yoakum and Flora Butler.

Mr. West worked in the Maintenance Department at the VA Hospital in Excelsior Springs and Kansas City, Missouri. He then served as Commissioner of the Richmond Water Department. He worked in the Maintenance Department for the Richmond School District before retiring.

He was a member of the Saint Paul's Christian Union Church. He also was a member of the Richmond V. W. W., Richmond American Legion and Disabled American Veterans. Mr. West was a US Army Veteran of WWII.

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JACOB GLEN ESTES - 8/25/1915 TO 6/21/1980

Funeral services were scheduled for 1:30pm today at Saint Paul's Christian Union Church near Knoxville for Glen Estes, 64, 160 south Institute, Richmond. Mr. Estes died June 21, 1980 at Ray County Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.

He was born August 25, 1915 in Ray County, a son of N.B. and Florence Gentry Estes. He was married to Maggie West of Ray County on August 31, 1939. She survives of the home.

Mr. Estes had been a farmer and had worked for the Missouri State Highway Department. He retired six years ago. He was a member of the Church and a lifelong resident of Ray county.

He is survived by two sons, Gary Estes and Dennis Estes, of Richmond; one daughter, Mrs. Glenda Prewitt, Excelsior Springs; four sisters, Mrs. Anna Hendrix, Mrs. Noah Johnson, both of Richmond, Mrs. Dorothy Hilton, Kansas City and Mrs. Colene McFall, Polo; and one granddaughter, Amy Estes, Richmond. Four brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

Reverend Norman Goodman officiated at the funeral services toady. Burial was in Richmond Memory Gardens with Wilbur Estes, Norman Estes, Melvin Hendrix, Milo Hendrix, Lindell Forson, Billy Johnson, Clarence Dothagy and Jim McFall serving as pallbearers.

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JONAS EMERY - 2/9/1878 TO 5/11/1938

Fort Collins Express Courier of May 12, 1938

Emery Rites Private: The body of Jonas Emery, 60, of 703 East Prospect St., may be viewed Friday from 9-12 a.m. at the Day Mortuary. A private burial will be held. Mr. Emery died Wednesday, May 11, at the Larimer County Hospital. He has been ill about 2 months. Kingston Paper: Funeral Here Sunday. Funeral services were held from the Kingston Christian Church, Sunday afternoon for Jonas Emery, who died 5/11/1938 in Fort Collins, Colorado.

The Hope Funeral Service of Excelsior Springs drove through after the body. Mrs. Hope is a niece of the deceased. Mr. Emery is a former resident of this community and the son of Mary Emery, East of Kingston.

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JENNIE EMERY HUGHES PALMER - 2/15/1880 TO 8/9/1967

Mrs. Jennie Palmer, 87, a native of Missouri but a resident of Anaheim 35 years, died Wednesday, August 9th, 1967 at a local hospital. She lived at 124 Harding Street. Mrs. Palmer was born February 15, 1880 in Pettis county, Missouri.

Surviving her are a daughter, Mrs. Frank Thompson, San Francisco; two sons, William Hughes, Fullerton, and Theodore Hughes, Anaheim; a brother, Homer Emery, Nebraska, seven grandchildren and six great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2:00pm in Hilgenfeld Mortuary Chapel, 120 E. Broadway, Anaheim, by the Revered Walter F. Dunn. Interment will be in the family plot in Melrose Abbey Memorial Park.

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LON M. HUGHES - 4/7/1903 TO 7/23/1959

Funeral services for Lon M. Hughes, well known San Francisco public relations consultant and former financial editor of the Examiner, will be conducted at 1:00pm Monday at the N. Gray & Company chapel, Post and Division Street.

The rites will be followed by internment at the Golden Gate National Cemetery. Mr. Hughes served with the 7th Fleet in World War II as a Commander. He was awarded the Bronze star for meritorious service with the 7th Fleet. He died late Wednesday night, July 23, 1959 of a heart attack at his home, 2443 Gough Street, he was 56.

At the age of 16, Mr. Hughes, joined the US Navy and served as a wireless operator. Among his Ports of Call were Yokohoma, Japan during the earthquake. Shanghai, China at the time of the Boxer uprising.

In recent years, Mr. Hughes owned and operated the Hughes Organization, a public relations firm at 376 Sutter Street. He began his career in the newspaper business in 1925 as an office boy on the San Francisco bulletin. He was Assistant Financial Editor when the Bulletin was merged with the Call.

In 1929, Mr. Hughes joined the Wall Street Journal and became its city editor in 1932. At the same time he began a daily financial radio network program with the National Broadcasting company. He was appointed Financial Editor of the Examiner in 1933, a position he held until he went into business for himself in 1947.

Mr. Hughes' wife Charlotte, died in 1957. He leaves 2 sons, Timothy, 12, and Lon Kennedy, 7. Mr. Hughes is also survived by his mother, Mrs. Jennie Palmer, 3 brothers, Theodore, William and Ray Hughes, all of Anaheim, 2 sisters, Mrs. Velma Thompson, and Mrs. Lillie Lindahl.

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EMERY HUGHES - 7/15/1911 TO 3/20/1916

Emery Hughes Burned to Death

Emery Hughes, the 4 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Pierce Hughes of Polo, was seriously burned Thursday of last week and died last Monday. Little Emery has been staying at the home of his grandmother, Mary C. Emery about 2 1/2 miles south of Bonanza for some time.

Last Thursday, his uncle, B. F. Emery, was out in the field burning grass with little Emery along. His uncle placed the child in the wagon and went a few steps away to light another fire. He heard the child calling him and turned to see the little fellows clothes on fire. He ran to him and tried to smother the flames with his coat. The child's lower limbs were badly burned. He lost consciousness and only revived at short intervals. Funeral services were held from the home of Mrs. Mary C. Emery. Burial at Kingston Cemetery.

Our Father hath called a loved one home. To sit beside him on the throne. From our midst little Emery was taken. But out farther is not shaken for well we know. That bye and bye we shall meet him in the sky.

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ANNA ESTELLA EMERY ELLIOTT - 1/12/1882 TO 1/29/1940

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at one o'clock at the Michael Funeral Home in Braymer for Mrs. Wilbur Elliott, who passed away Monday, January 29th at the Wesley Hospital in Kansas City. Referend Solmes, was in charge, and burial was made at the New Hope Cemetery.

Anna Estella Emery was born January 12, 1882, near Bonanza, Caldwell county, Missouri. The daughter of William Ambrose and Mary Catherine (Frazier) Emery. She passed away at the Wesley Hospital in Kansas City, Monday January 29th, 1940.

On December 25, 1902 she was united in marriage to Wilbur C. Elliott at the old home. The ceremony was read by Reverend C.A.B. Watson. At the age of 11 she was converted and united with the Brethren Church at Hazel View. In later years she transferred her membership to the Assembly of God Church in Chillicothe. To this union were born 7 children, 4 boys and 3 girls. The eldest, Ethel May, departed this life on January 1, 1906, at the age of 2 years.

There are left to mourn the departure of this wife and mother, her husband, Wilbur C. Elliott of near Breckenridge; J. W. Elliott of Dawn; Frank and Eula of Hamilton; Chester, Lela, and Emery of the home. Mrs. Elliorr also leaves 3 brothers, John Emery of Polo; Homer Emery of Excelsior Springs and Ben Emery of Kingston; 3 sisters, Jennie Palmer of Anaheim, CA.; Hattie West of Richmond; Flora Lester of Jerico Springs, Missouri, also 2 grandsons, four granddaughters and a number of nieces and nephews and a host of neighbors and friends.

A note of thanks. We wish to thank our many friends and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy extended us in the illness and death of our wife and mother. Also for the comforting words of Reverend Solmes, and the beautiful floral offering. This kindness will ever be held in grateful remembrance. Wilbur C. Elliott and Family.

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WILBUR C. ELLIOTT - 10/28/1979 TGO 4/18/1964

Wilbur C. Elliott succumbed to illness at a Saint Joseph Hospital, Saturday, April 18, 1964, at the age of 84 years, six months and ten days. He had been in failing health for several years and seriously ill for the past few weeks. He was admitted to the hospital Tuesday of last week, after being cared for at the home of Mrs. Bill Howell, for about six weeks. Wilber G. Elliott was the son of John O. and Nancy Holder Elliott was born October 28, 1879, in Jasper county. As a young man he was married to Anna Esttla Emery, December 25, 1902 and 7 children were born to this union. The eldest Ethal May, departed this life January 1, 1906 at the age of 2 years. He was preceded in death by his wife Estella on January 29, 1940.

In May 1947, he was married to Minnie Moorshead Curnow of Breckenridge who preceded him in death October 23,1959.

Mr. Elliott was a retired farmer. He had resided in Breckenridge the past six years. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include four sons, J. W. of Polo, Frank of Nettleton, Chester of Cameron and Emery of Saint Joseph. Two daughters Mrs. Eula Saip of Hamilton and Mrs. Lela Snider of Braymer; 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 2 nieces and 1 nephew.

Reverend Donald Crawford conducted the funeral services Tuesday afternoon at the Assembly of God Church. Burial was in the New Hope Cemetery.

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WILBUR FRANKLIN ELLIOTT - 4/30/1907 TO 4/10/1972

Wilbur Franklin Elliott, 64, of near Hamilton, who had been in ill health for several years and a wheelchair invalid since June of 1971, died in a Caldwell county ambulance at Boonville, April 10, while in route to the MU Medical Center in Columbia.

A son of Wilbur and Anna Estella Elliott, he was born in Bonanza community southeast of Kingston and was a farmer until his health failed.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Christina Elliott, of the home; 2 sons, Charles and Ray Dean of Kansas City; 1 daughter, Mrs. Maxine Bell of Basehor, Kansas; 3 brothers, J. W. Elliott of Polo, Chester Elliott of Cameron and Emery of Breckenridge; and 5 grandchildren.

The funeral service was Wednesday at 2:30pm at the Assembly of God Church in Hamilton conducted by Revered John Mepplelink of Cameron. Internment was in Highland Cemetery under the direction of Bram.

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CHRISTINA BRELSFORD ELLIOTT - 5/17/1913 TO 11/24/1994

Christina Elliott, 81, Hamilton, Missouri, died on Tuesday, November 22, 1994, at a Kansas City, Kansas hospital.

Mrs. Elliott, was born near Elmira, Missouri, May 17, 1913, and had lived in Nettleton, Missouri for past 50 years. She had been a homemaker and was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

Mrs. Elliott was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur C., in 1972. Surviving are 2 sons, Charles of Kansas City, Missouri, and Ray Dean of Ponca city, OK; a daughter, Lena M. Bell of Basehor, KS; a brother, Raymond Brelsford of Lathrop, Missouri; a sister, Viola Woods of Richmond, Missouri; 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

The funeral was held on November 26, at Bram Funeral Home with burial in Highland Cemetery.

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DEBORAH JEAN TAYLOR ELLIOTT - 12/25/1950 TO 3/23/1994

Deborah Tayler Elliott, 43, of Ponca City, OK., died Wednesday, March 23, at Saint Joseph, Medical Center, Ponca City.

She was born December 25, 1950, in Worchester, Massachusetts, the daughter of Benjamin and Grace Taylor.

In October, 1969, she married Ray Elliott in Kansas City. Mrs. Elliott had lived in Kansas City before moving to Ponca City, OK. She was preceded in death by her grandparents.

Surviving are her husband, Ray Elliott, and 2 sons, Aaron and Raymond Elliott, all of the home; her parents, Ben and Grace Taylor, Harrisonville; 3 brothers, Benjamin Taylor, Taveriner, Florida; Keith Taylor, Gladstone; and Logan Taylor, Harrisonville; a sister, Joyce Burton, Harrisonville.

Graveside prayer services will be at 2:00pm Saturday, April 9, in the Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville.

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RETHA BLANCH BRELSFORD ELLIOTT - 8/30/1909 to 7/22/1981

Retha Blanch Elliott, 71, was born August 30, 1909, on a farm north of Elmira, Missouri and died July 22, 1981, at Saint Lukes Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.

She was the oldest daughter of Joseph and Cedia Sweatman Brelsford. She attended Mound School. Retha joined the Baptist Church early in life and was an active member at the time of her death.

Retha was united in marriage to J. W. Elliott on March 28, 1924. To this union for children were born.

Surviving is her husband, J. W. of the home at Polo; one son, Joe Elliott, Independence; 3 daughters, Colene Clark, Hamilton; Luette McFall, Polo; Rita Louise Fell, Cowgill; 2 sisters, Christina Elliott, Hamilton, Viola McLallen, Richmond; 2 brothers, Milton Brelsford, Cameron, and Raymond Brelsford, Lathrop; 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The funeral service was held Saturday, July 25, at 1:30pm in the Cowgill Baptist Church with Reverend Alvin McGill and Rev. Joe Porter officiating. Burial was in the Prairie Ridge Cemetery near Polo.

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BILLIE MARGARET TABLOR ELLIOTT - 2/24/1930 TO 9/14/1989

Billie M. Elliott, 59, Cameron, Missouri, formerly of Independence, died September 14, 1989, at Baptist Medical Center. She was born in Henrietta in Ray county and lived in Hardin, Missouri, before moving to Independence more than 30 years ago. She moved to Cameron two months ago. Mrs. Elliott was a member of the Stone Church congregation of the RLDS church.

Survivors include her husband, Joseph Elliott of the home, a son, Terry J. Elliott, Cameron; 3 brothers, William Dove and Gene Dove of Cameron and Dale Dove, North Kansas City; 2 sisters, Bonnie Slinger, Grandview and Nellie Wyatt, Kansas City, KS; 2 granddaughters. Services will be at 1:30pm Monday at the Thurman Chapel, Richmond; burial in Richmond Memory Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call from 7-8pm Sunday at the Chapel. The family suggests contributions to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.

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WAYNE EDWIN FEIL - 3/8/1929 to 7/28/1998

Wayne Edwin Feil, age 69, of Cowgill, Missouri and had lived in the Braymer and Cowgill areas all of his life. He was united in marriage to Rita Elliott on March 17, 1952 in Cowgill. She survives of the home.

Wayne was a farmer and a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Richmond. He was a graduate of Braymer High School.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Ida Mae Feil, and one sister, Mary Louise Pickering.

He is also survived by four sons, Edwin of Warsaw, John of Braymer, and Leonard and James of Cowgill. One daughter, Theresa Feil, of Warrensburg, and three grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at 10:30am Friday, July 31, at the Black Oak Church near Braymer. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery at Braymer. Friends may call Thursday night from 7-8pm at the Bailey Funeral Home in Polo.

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JOSEPH HENRY SNIDER - 11/18/1908 to 7/24/1990

Joseph Henry Snider, 81, died July 24, 1990, in a nursing home in Braymer, where he lived. He was born in Camden, Missouri and lived in Breckenridge, Missouri before moving to rural Braymer in 1942. Mr. Snider was a retired farmer. Survivors include his wife Lela Elliott Snider, rural Braymer; 2 daughters, Joanna Moore, Orrick, in Ray county, and Charlotte Soper, Milford, NE.; 3 sisters, Tina Head, Richland; Bertha Shultz, Chanute, KS., and Carrie Garst, Braymer; and 5 grandchildren. Services will be at 2:00pm Saturday at the Pitts Chapel, Braymer; burial in the Evergreen Cemetery, Braymer. Friends may call from 7-8pm, Friday at the chapel.

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JAMES CHESTERFIELD ELLIOTT - 10/7/1912 to 5/22/1978

James Chesterfield Elliott, 65, died Monday evening, May 22, at the Cameron Community Hospital. Born October 7, 1912, near Bonanza, he had been employed as a laborer in Cameron until his retirement. He was preceded in death by his wife, Luena Elliott.

Survivors include 2 sisters, Eula Saip of Cameron, and Lela Snider of Breckenridge, and 2 brothers, J. W. Elliott of Polo and Emery Elliott of Saint Joseph.

The funeral was held Friday at Poland Thompson Funeral Home in Cameron, with Reverend John Mepplelink officiating. Burial was in Cameron Memory Gardens.

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EDWARD HENRY SAIP - 7/26/1896 to 2/21/1985

Edward Henry Saip, 83, Cameron, died Thursday at a hospital in Cameron. He was born July 26, 1896, at Munden, Kansas, and had moved to Cameron 20 years ago. Mr. Saip was a dispatcher for the Consolidated Freight Company eight years before retiring. Earlier, he was a gas station attendant in Hamilton, Missouri for 23 years. He was a member of the Hamilton Methodist Church.

He leaves his wife Mrs. Eula Saip of the home; a son Jack Saip, San Francisco; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Ann Hahn, Cameron; 2 sisters, Mrs. Francis Longwell, Belleville, Kansas and Mrs. Ella McChesney, Narka, Kansas; 8 grandchildren. Services will be at 2:00pm Monday at the Poland Thompson Chapel, Cameron. Burial in the Cameron Memory Gardens.

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ELMA ETOYL BRUNS ELLIOTT - 10/22/1914 TO 8/24/1997

Elma Etoyle Bruns Elliott, 82, of Polo, Missouri, died at 10:41pm, Sunday, August 24, 1997, at the Ray County Memorial Hospital in Richmond, Missouri.

Mrs. Elliott was born October 27, 1914, near Orrick, Missouri, to Chester Lee and Velma Caldwell Boyer McGinnis. She married Emil E. Bruns of Ray County on October 22, 1936; he preceded her in death on October 30, 1982. She later married J. W. Elliott of Polo, Missouri, on August 14, 1985; he survives of the home.

Other survivors include one step-son, Joe Elliott of Hamilton, Missouri, 3 step-daughters, Colene Clark and Luetta McFall of Hamilton and Louise Feil of Cowgill, Missouri; 2 brothers, Wayne McGinnis of Independence, Missouri and Bobby G. McGinnis of Lebanon, Missouri, 1 sister, Edith Bellis of Camdenton, Missouri; 10 step-grandchildren and 8 step great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and first husband she was preceded in death by one brother, Woodrow McGinnis; 1 sister, Imogene Bruns.

Mrs. Elliott was a member of the Cowgill Baptist Church in Cowgill, Missouri. She lived near Richmond, Missouri, in the Lillard community before moving to Polo, Missouri.

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WALLACE A. EMERY - 6/4/1885 TO 4/11/1922

Wallace A. Emery, b: 6/4/1885, d: 4/11/1922. It is believed that Wallace died in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. The Excelsior Springs papers of 1921 and 1922 have vanished. Very little is know about Wallace's family other than his wife Edna McLaughlin and son, Clyde. It is believed that Clyde married and had a son, Donald Emery. Wallace is buried in Kingston Cemetery.

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OLIVE C. EMERY SADLER - 1/?/1887 to 3/?/1906

Olive C. Emery, b: 1/?/1887, d: 3/?/1906. We have been unable to locate an obituary for Olive. She married Charley Sadler January 1, 1906. We understand that Olive waded snow in March to care for her mother, caught pneumonia and passed away. Information that the same minister (Revered Shilling of Kingston) baptized, married her, and preached her funeral all in the space of a few months. No record is available of where she is buried.

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN EMERY - 8/8/1888 to 9/22/1958

Ben Emery, 70, died at his home Southeast of Kingston, Monday morning September 22, 1958, after a long illness. His daughter, Mrs. Dean Barnad, Mr. Barnard, and children resided with him.

Benjamin Franklin Emery, son of William A. and Mary Katherine Emery, was born August 8, 1888, near Kingston and died September 22, 1958 at his home after a long illness being at the time of his death 70 years, 1 month and 14 days. Most of his life was spent in Caldwell county where he was engaged in farming. Early in life he united with the Christian Union Church at Bonanza.

December 5, 1918, he was married to Myrtle Coshow and to this union 5 children were born; Beryl Franklin Emery, of Kansas City; Walter Harley Emery, deceased; Katherine Mayes of Kingston; Nelda Bassett of Stewartsville; and Opal Barnard of Kingston.

Also surviving are 4 grandsons, 5 granddaughters, 2 granddaughters died in infancy; 1 brother, Homer Emery of Ogallala, NE; and 1 sister, Mrs. Jennie Palmer, of Anaheim, CA.

June 27, 1940 Mrs. Emery died leaving the 5 children for him to rear. 2 years later, in 1943, a son, Harley Emery died.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 at the Christian Church conducted by Reverend Zada Jones. Burial was in the Kingston Cemetery under the direction of Clark Funeral Service.

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MYRTLE MAE COSHOW EMERY - 5/22/1891 TO 6/27/1940

Myrtle Mae Coshow Emery, daughter of Frank and Emma Coshow, was born May 22, 1891 in Kingston, and passed away in the Trinity Lutheran Hospital in Kansas City, June 27, 1940 at the age of 49 years, 1 month, and 3 days.

She grew to womanhood in the vicinity of her birthplace, a generous and friendly young girl, who married in her youth to Benjamin Emery on December 5, 1918. To this union 5 children were born. Namely beryl Franklin, Walter Harley, Emma Katherine, Nelda Mae, and Opal Irene, all of the home that survives. Besides her husband, she leaves to mourn her passing, her mother and 2 brothers, John Franklin Coshow and Walter Robert Coshow of Kingston. Her father preceded her in death 2 years ago.

Mrtle was converted and united in the Christian faith during her girlhood days and continued in her faith throughout her short stay where her presence will be sadly missed in her home, in her community and by her many friends.

Everything was done to keep her on our midst that loving hands could do, but God knew best. She was an affectionate wife, a kind and loving mother and generous good neighbor.

Funeral services were held from the Kingston Christian Church, Saturday afternoon, June 29, conducted by the Reverend W. E. Barksdale. Burial was in the Kingston cemetery, in charge of the Clark Funeral Home.

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BERYL FRANKLIN EMERY - 3/21/1921 to 8/28/1995

Beryl Franklin Emery was born March 21, 1921, near Kingston, Missouri, the son of Benjamin Franklin and Myrtle Mae Coshow Emery. Beryl passed away unexpectedly August 28 at his home in Kansas City. He was 74 years old. He had lived in Kansas City since 1945. He was a graduate of Cowgill Missouri High School. Beryl had retired from Clark Oil Company in Kansas City after 45 years. He was a veteran of the Navy twice, a member of Duck Unlimited. At the present time he owned Emery's used store at 55th and Troost in Kansas City. He was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church at 27th and Holmes.

Beryl was married to Wilma Margaret "Polly" Brown of Orrick, on November 12, 1949. She preceded on May 3, 1977. He is survived by his son and daughter in law, Benny Beryl and Sharon Emery of Kansas City; his close companion, Helen Marie Perry of the home. Other survivors include 2 sisters, Mrs. Opal Pickering, Hamilton; and Mrs. Nelda Mae Bassett. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Walter Harley Emery, and one sister Emma Katherine Mayes.

It was the family's desire that the funeral services for Beryl be held Thursday, at 10:30am at the Gowing Chapel, with the Reverend Gary Roberts, officiating. Musical selections given by Mrs. Thelma Norris, organist. Interment in South Point Cemetery, Orrick, Missouri.

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WILMA MARGARET BROWN EMERY - 12/16/1916 TO 5/3/1977

Wilma M. Emery was born December 16, 1916, southwest of Orrick, the daughter of Willie Brown of Orrick and Maggie Mae Elliott Brown of Rayville.

She passed away Tuesday, May 3, at the Truman Medical Center. She was 61 years old at the time of her death. She was a member of the Christian Union Church southwest of Orrick, and a housewife.

On November 12, 1949, she was married to Beryl F. Emery of Kansas City. She is survived by her husband Beryl of the home, 2 sons, Robert Black of Atchison, Kansas; and Benny Beryl Emery of the home. 2 brothers, William Clell Brown and George R. Brown, both of Excelsior Springs and 1 sister, Mrs. Lois Downing of Omaha, NE. One grandchild, she was preceded in death by her parents and 1 sister Mary Francis Schanek.

It was the family's desire that the funeral services for Mrs. Emery be held at 11:00am, Friday at the Gowing Chapel with the Reverend C. L. Duxbury officiating. Musical selections given by Mrs. Bonita Albertson organist and soloist. Interment in South Point Cemetery, Orrick.

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WALTER HARLEY EMERY - 3/31/1924 to 8/23/1943

Walter Harley Emery, the youngest son of Benjamin Emery and Myrtle Mae Emery, was born south of Kingston, on March 31, 1924, and came to his untimely death on August 23, 1943, at the age of 19 years, 4 months and 23 days.

He was schooled and reared to young manhood in the Kingston community and grew in people's hearts so that his remarkable good health and manly strength made his tragic death so shocking to the community.

At the age of 15, his pal and mother, Myrtle Mae Emery, preceded him in death, thus he shared more of the burden with his father, brother and young sisters, in keeping their home.

He was a true soldier of the home front. One of whose efforts will be sadly missed in the community. Harley always did more than his part cheerfully and willingly with a smile.

He leaves to mourn his passing, his father, brother Beryl Franklin Emery, third class seaman of the United States Navy; sisters, Emma Katherine, Nelda Mae and Opal Irene Emery of the home; a devoted grandmother, Mrs. Emma Coshow; several aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives besides a host of friends numbered by all who knew him.

The funeral service was held from the Christian Church at Kingston, Friday, August 27, at 2:30pm conducted by Reverend James Heath. The body was laid to rest in the Kingston cemetery, under the direction of Clark's.

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EMMA KATHERINE EMERY MAYES - 9/29/1925 to 3/23/1990

Emma Katherine Mayes, 64, Lawson, Missouri, died Friday morning, March 23, 1990, at Liberty Hospital in Liberty, Missouri.

Mrs. Mayes was born in Caldwell county and lived most of her life in the Polo, Missouri area. Mrs. Mayes was a member of the Kingston Christian and the VFW No. 4179 Auxiliary, both of Kingston, Missouri. She married Clifford Mayes on November 24, 1947, in Hamilton, Missouri. He survives. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Opal Faye.

Additional survivors are 3 daughters, Patricia A. Taff of Amarillo, Texas, Linda Mayes of Lawson and Barbara J. Eckles of Kansas City, Missouri; a brother, Beryl Emery, Kansas City; 2 sisters, Nelda Bassett of Independence, Missouri and Opal Pickering of Hamilton, Missouri, and six grandchildren.

The funeral was March 26 at Bailey Funeral Home in Polo, Missouri. Burial was in the Kingston Cemetery, Kingston, Missouri.

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HOMER E. EMERY - 4/24/1890 TO 12/31/1973

Funeral services were held Monday, December 31, from the Bracken Memorial Chapel in Ogallala for Homer E. Emery, 83, a resident of the Ogallala community since 1942. Mr. Emery died Saturday morning at Greeley, Colorado.

The Reverend Stanley D. Rider officiated at the services with burial in the Ogallala Cemetery.

He was born April 24, 1890 in Caldwell county, Missouri, the son of William and Mary Emery. He grew up to young manhood and received his education at the place of birth.

On September 3, 1911, he married Clora Senter at Clay Center, Kansas. The couple made their first home at Concordia, Kansas, where they remained until moving to Excelsior Springs, Missouri in 1915. They moved to Ogallala in 1942 and had been residents of this community since that time.

His wife preceded him in death in February of this year. Mr. Emery constructed and operated the Emery Motel, now known as the Midwest Motel, and was engaged in that business until his retirement in 1954.

He is survived by 2 sons, Harold of Boulder, Colorado, and Lawrence of Greely, Colorado, a daughter, Mrs. Maxine Hope of Excelsior Springs, Missouri; and by 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Mr. Emery was the last of 11 children, Bracken Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.

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MAXINE LUCILLE EMERY HOPE - 2/24/1915 to 10/9/1997

Maxine Lucille Emery Hope, 82, Excelsior Springs, Missouri, died October 9, at the Excelsior Springs Medical Center. Funeral services were October 11, at the Prichard Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs. Burial in the Masonic Cemetery, Excelsior Springs. The family suggests contributions to the Barbee Memorial Presbyterian church, Excelsior Springs.

Mrs. Hope was born on February 24, 1915, in Concordia, Kansas, the daughter of Homer and Coral Senter Emery. On September 3, 1934, she was married to Virgil Hope, who preceded her in death on February 2, 1993. Mrs. Hope was a licensed funeral director and with her husband owned and operated the Hope Funeral Home in Excelsior Springs, retiring in 1971. She was a member of the Barbee Memorial Presbyterian Church and the C.J.P.E.O. Excelsior Springs. She is survived by 2 daughters, Bette Carol Tompkins and Peggy Suzanne Babb, both of Excelsior Springs, Robert L. Babb, Kearney, Beth Babb, Excelsior Springs and five great grandchildren.

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WILLIAM AMBROSE EMERY - 5/15/1847 to 1/11/1902

William Ambrose Emery died at his home 2 miles South of Bonanza, at 12:00p Saturday, January 11, 1902. Mr. Emery's death was caused by consumption, with which he has suffered for the past year. The funeral was conducted at the house Sunday morning at 11:00a by Rev. J. W. Power of the U.B. Church of Polo. The remains were interned in the Kingston Cemetery. Deceased was born May 15, 1847, in Coshocton County, Ohio. He married Miss Mary C. Frazier of Green County, Indiana in 1969, and by this union 11 children were born, all of whom are now living. The family came to Caldwell county in 1881, and have resided here ever since. He united with the Christian church when he was 17 years of age of which he remained a faithful member until 1890, when he united with the U.B. Church by letter, in which he lived a faithful and true Christian until his death, and often expressed himself as being ready and willing to meet his maker at any time he called. 

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MARY CATHERINE FRAZIER EMERY - 7/29/1849 to 7/21/1938

Mary Catherine Frazier was born July 29, 1849, in Cecilia, Kentucky and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Flora Lester near Jerico Springs on July 21, 1938, lacking just 8 days of reaching her 89th birthday. At the age of five she moved with her parents to Indiana where she grew to womanhood. She was married to William A. Emery on November 18, 1869 and to them were born 6 daughters and 5 sons, 2 sons and 2 daughters having preceded their mother in death. Mr. Emery died January 11, 1902. In addition to her own children she gave a mother's love and care to 4 small half-brothers and sisters, 2 grandsons and 1 great granddaughter. Her whole life was devoted to untiring and unselfish service to others. She came with her husband and children to Pettis County, Missouri in 1879 and for many years lived on a farm near Kingston. The children are Rhoda Florence Porter who died in 1920; John William Emery, of Polo; Flora Lester of Jerico Springs; Mary Harriett West of Richmond; Jonas A. Emery, who died May 11, 1938; Jennie Hughes palmer of Anaheim, California; Dollie Elliott of Breckenridge; Wallace A. Emery who died in 1922; Olive Sadler who died in 1906; Ben Emery of Kingston; and Homer Emery of Excelsior Springs, Missouri. There are 40 grand children, 45 great grandchildren; 3 half-brothers and 1 half-sister; Noah Frazier of Bedford, Indiana; Will Frazier of Colfax, Washington; King Frazier of North Salem, Indiana and Mrs. Anna Fletcher of Spokane. Today the journey is ended; I have worked out the mandate of fate. Naked, alone, undefended, I knocked at the uttermost gate. Lo, the gates open wide at my knocking. Across endless reaches I see, lost friends with laughter come flocking. To give a glad welcome to me, farewell! The maze has been threaded. This is the ending of strife. Say not that death should be dreaded, 'tis but the beginning of life!

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RHODA FLORENCE EMERY ALLEN PORTER - 10/20/1871 - 1/22/1920

Rhoda Florence Porter was born in Owensburg, Green County, Indiana, October 20, 1871 and died January 22, 1920, age 49 years, 3 months, 2 days. At the age of 19 she married Charley Allen of Mirable and 3 children born, all preceding her in death. In 1895 she married Harry E. Porter and 3 children were born. She leaves her mother, husband, and 3 children. Body taken to Polo, Missouri and from there to Kingston, Caldwell County, the old family home, for burial.

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JOHN WILLIAM EMERY - 5/21/1872 - 1/15/1948

John W. Emery, lifetime resident of this community, died in his home Thursday morning, after about a 2 week illness. He was born May 21, 1870 in Greene County, Indiana. He was the 2nd child of 11 children, 4 of whom survive. The family moved to Missouri in 1879, settling in Caldwell County, where he spent his entire life. He was widely known in this community where for many years he was engaged in farming. On December 12, 1912, he was united in marriage with Miss Dora Lillian Jackson, daughter of the late Jacob and Martha Jane Jackson, early pioneers of Missouri and Caldwell county. Besides his wife he is survived by 2 brothers, Ben Emery of Kingston; Homer E. Emery of Ogallala, Nebraska and 2 sisters, Mrs. Flora Lester of Hamilton and Mrs. Jennie Palmer of Anaheim, California. Also several nieces and nephews. He united with the Methodist church at an early age. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Methodist church with the pastor, Reverend W. O. G. Potter officiating. Burial was in the Cowgill Cemetery. The WSCS of the Methodist church served a lunch of sandwiches, pickles, cake and coffee to about 45 relatives and friends from out-of-town who were here Sunday to attend the funeral rites for John Emery. Those from out-of-town here Sunday to attend the John Emery funeral were: Mr. And Mrs. Grafton Jackson and son, of Hamilton; Mr. And Mrs. Homer Emery of Nebraska; Mr. And Mrs. Carl Fonch of Carrollton; Mr. And Mrs. Otto Crowley of Excelsior Springs; Mr. And Mrs. Ruby Jackson; Pearley Jackson and son Jim; Mr. And Mrs. Charles Brownlee; Mrs. N. J. Flint; Mrs. Mary Jackson; Mrs. Minnie Crawford; Mr. And Mrs. Carl Jackson; Mrs. Cecil Couch, all of Kansas City; Mrs. Elva Petree, Dave Jackson, John Jackson and daughter Mary Lee of Richmond; Mrs. Nell Revis; Mrs. Daisy Jackson and son Earl; and Mr. And Mrs. Forrest Shadduck of Cameron.

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DORA LILLIAN PET JACKSON EMERY - 10/11/1873 to 3/29/1959

Mrs. Dora Lillian Pet Emery was found dead by her bed early Monday morning. She was 85 years old and had lived alone the past 11 years since the death of her husband, John Emery. She was found by R. W. Hufft and Mrs. Lucille Jones while Mr. Hufft was delivering oil and Mrs. Jones was calling. The coroner's inquest determined the time of death as late Sunday and from natural causes. She had not been very well for sometime, but able to care for herself. Mrs. Jackson was the youngest of 16 children of Jacob and Martha Jackson, all of whom have preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2:00p at the Polo Methodist Church with Rev. M. O. Eisenhower officiating assisted by Reverend Don Stanley. Burial was made in the Cowgill Cemetery in charge of Alspaugh-Cowley mortuary. Casket bearers were nephews: Glenn Teegarden, Carl Jackson, John Thomas Hyder, Roger Jackson, Hugh D. Teegarden, and Donald Jackson.

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FLORENCE ELLEN LESTER CLINE - 3/9/1875 to 3/23/1949

Flora Ellen Emery was born March 9, 1875, near Koleen, Green County, Indiana. She died March 23, 1949, aged 74 years and 14 days. The family moved to Pettis County, Missouri in 1879 and a year later moved to Caldwell County, where they settled permanently. When about 16 years of age she accepted Christ as her savior and united with the United Brethren Church at Hazelview. Later she placed her membership with the Christian Union Church at Bonanza, where her children were already members. May 16, 1895, she was married to Joseph Ellsworth “Hooker” Lester, who preceded her in death April 21, 1933. To this union 11 children were born, 3 sons and 1 daughter having preceded their parents in death. Those surviving are 3 sons, William Howard, of Montevallo; Charles Ellsworth of Bethany; and Jesse Edgar of Hamilton; 4 daughters, Mrs. Leonard Miller of Kingston; Mrs. Forrest Shadduck of Cameron; Mrs. Claude Fellows of Jericho Springs, and Mrs. L. W. Chase of Montevallo, also 17 grandchildren, and 1 great granddaughter, 1 sister, Mrs. Bert Palmer of Anaheim, California; at whose home she died, 2 brothers, Ben Emery of Kingston and Homer Emery of Ogallalah, Nebraska. On December 17, 1940, she married George W. Cline, Charity, who passed away August 2, 1944. Surviving are 3 stepsons, Lester, Cecil and Oral Cline. Mrs. Cline had gone to spend the winter with her sister in California and was preparing to start home when she became ill of pneumonia. Mrs. Shadduck and Mrs. Fellows left immediately upon learning of her serious condition, but their mother had entered into rest 6 hours before their arrival.

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JOSEPH ELLSWORTH LESTER - 8/8/1861 to 4/21/1933

Joseph Ellsworth Lester, son of Howard and Marietta Lester, was born August 8, 1861, in Jay County, Indiana, and departed this life April 21, 1933, age 71 years, 8 months and 13 days. At the age of 7 years, he came, with his parents, brothers and sister to Caldwell County, Missouri where he spent the remainder of his life, with the exception of 4 years of his early manhood spent in Nebraska. He was for many years a faithful member of the Hazel View United Brethern church. On May 16, 1895, he was married to Flora Ellen Emery, and to this union 11 children were born, 3 sons and 1 daughter preceding him in death. He is survived by his wife, 3 sons, William H., Charles E., and Jesse Edgar; 4 daughters, Mrs. Leonard Miller, Mrs. Forest Shaddock, Mrs. Hope Lester and Mrs. LaVertice Chase. A sister, Mrs. E. S. Thompson, of Okmulgee, Oklahoma, also survives. Also 6 grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

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WILLIAM HOWARD LESTER - 4/13/1896 to 1/8/1973

Tractor accident kills farmer, 76, Montevallo, Missouri. A 76 year old farmer was killed Monday in a tractor accident on his farm, about a mile South of Montevallo, in Vernon County. Authorities said the victim, William Howard Lester, was killed while on his tractor, grinding feed for his cattle. The tractor went out of control, pinning Lester between a tree and the steering wheel. Mr. Lester was born in Kingston, Missouri, April 13, 1896, and had lived near Montevallo 26 years. Mr. Lester was the son of Joseph Ellsworth and Flora Ellen Lester. Mr. Lester leaves his wife, Mrs. Genevieve Lester of the home; 2 brothers, Charles E. Lester, Manson, Washington, and Jesse E. Lester, Centerview, Missouri; 3 sisters, Mrs. Elma Shadduck, Peculiar in Cass County; Mrs. Hope Fellows, Jerico Springs, Missouri; Mrs. Bessie Chase, El Dorado Springs, Missouri; a grandson, and 2 great-grandsons. Services will be at 2:00p Friday at the Ferry Chapel, Nevada, Missouri; burial in the Kingston, Missouri Cemetery.

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GENEVIEVE DYER LESTER - 1884 to 3/20/1976

Mrs. Genevieve Dyer Lester, 91, of a nursing home at 1500 N. Liberty, Independence, formerly of 11305 E. 78th Terr., Raytown, Missouri, died Saturday at Research Medical Center. She was born in Jerico Springs, Missouri in 1884 and passed away March 20, 1976, and lived in that area most of her life. Mrs. Lester leaves 2 brothers, Burley Van Allen, Boonesville, Arkansas and Gary Van Allen of Eufaula, Oklahoma, 1 sister, Mrs. Mattie Mageniz, Eufaula; 3 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Services will be at 1p Tuesday at the Carson Blue Ridge Chapel, burial in Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30p tonight at the chapel.

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MARY AMANDA LESTER MILLER - 12/22/1897 to 3/23/1972

Mrs. Leonard Miller, 74, a native of Caldwell County, died Wednesday afternoon at the Chillicothe Hospital. Mrs. Miller was the widow of Leonard Miller who died in January of this year. She had lived in Hamilton the past few years. She is survived by 3 sons, Donald Miller, Kingston; Lyndell Miller, Kansas City; Joe Wayne Miller, Excelsior Springs; and daughter, Mrs. Audrey Wright of Hamilton; 3 brothers, Jesse Lester, Warrensburg; Charles Lester, Manson, Washington , and William Lester, Montevallo; 3 sisters, Mrs. Hope Fellows, Jerico Springs, Mrs. Joy Chase, Kansas City; and Mrs. Elma Shadduck, Cameron; and 8 grandchildren. The funeral was Sunday at the Bram Chapel conducted by Reverend Jim McCullough. Interment was in the Kingston Cemetery.

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GLENICE DALONE MILLER - 2/7/1922 TO 2/24/1923

Glenice Dalone Miller infant daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Leonard Miller was born February 7, 1922 and departed this life February 24, 1923, age 1 year and 17 days. One of such as was represented by our Saviour as being greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Precious darling thou hast left us. Left us yes, forevermore. But we hope to meet our loved one. On that bright and happy shore. Lonely the home and sad the hour, since our dear one has gone; But oh! A brighter home than ours. In heaven is now her own. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. E. Kennedy at the family home near Kingston, Missouri. Burial in the Kingston cemetery.

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LEONARD DAVID MILLER - 7/26/1896 TO 1/22/1972

Leonard David Miller, 75, Kingston, died Saturday at the home. Mr. Miller was a lifelong resident of Caldwell County. He was a retired laborer. He was a veteran of World War I. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Mary Miller, Hamilton, MO. 3 sons, Lyndell Miller, 3706 NE 82nd Terr., Kansas City, MO.; Joseph W. Miller, Excelsior Springs, MO.; and Donald L. Miller, Kingston, MO.; a daughter, Mrs. Audrey Wright, Hamilton, MO.; 2 brothers, Arthur B. Miller and Ellis Miller of Kansas City, 3 sisters, Mrs. Frona Mercer, Mrs. Edith Roberts, Kansas City and Gertrude Johnson , Phoenix, AR.; and 8 grandchildren. Service will be at 11a Tuesday at the Bram-Clark Chapel, Kingston, burial in the Kingston Cemetery.

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JOHN CLIFTON WRIGHT - 6/16/1921 to 4/9/1997

John Clifton Wright, 75, Hamilton, Missouri, died Wednesday, April 9, 1997, at North Kansas City Hospital. Mr. Wright was born in Breckenridge, Missouri, on June 16, 1921, John lived in the Hamilton area most of his life. He owned and operated Wright's Garage and Wrecker Service in Hamilton for 45 years. During World War II he served in the Army Air Corps. He served on the Hamilton Volunteer Fire Department 46 years. He was preceded in death by his parents Jesse and Mamie: 4 sisters, Mildred Bridgeford, Helen Wright, Mary Jo Billups and Margaret Rush. On May 12, 1958, he married Audrey Miller in Hamilton, she survives of the home. Other survivors are 3 daughters, Donna Hartman of St. Petersburg, Florida; Deborah Frankenfield of Pleasant Valley, Missouri; and Johnna Perry of Liberty, Missouri. A brother, Jesse Jr. Wright of Albuquerque, New Mexico and 4 sisters, Effie Cunningham of Baltimore, Ruby Nicholson of Liberty, Luana Catron of Hamilton, and Ellen Evans of Cameron, Missouri, 3 grandchildren. A private family memorial service was held. The body was cremated. Family visitation is at the John Wright residence in Hamilton. Memorial contributions will buy shrubs to be planted around the statue that stands in Baby Lane at Highland Cemetery.

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ELMA ELLA LESTER SHADDUCK - 3/21/1902 TO 5/27/1988

Elma Ella Shadduck, 86, of Peculiar, died May 27, 1988, at Cass Medical Center in Harrisonville. She was born in Kingston, Missouri, the daughter of Joseph E. and Flora Ellen Emery Lester. Mrs. Shadduck grew up in Kingston but spent most of her adult life in Cameron, Missouri. She lived in Peculiar for the past 16 years. On June 22, 1927, she married Forrest N. Shadduck. She was a member of the Christian Union Church. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. Survivors include a son, Paul W. Shadduck of Peculiar; 3 daughters. Doris Cornelius of Waukee, Iowa, Ellen Whitmer of Chillicothe, Missouri, and Elma Larimer of Olympia, Washington; 2 brothers, Charles Lester of Mason, Washington, and Jesse Lester of Conway, Arkansas; a sister, Joy Chase of El Dorado Springs, Missouri; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Graveside services were May 31 at Cameron Memorial Gardens, under the direction of Poland-Thompson Funeral Home; the Reverend George Moore officiated. Pall bearers were Dennis Cornelius, Gary Cornelius, Charles Atwood, Chris Hansen, Dowell Kincaid and Troy Figg.

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FORREST NICHOLAS SHADDUCK - 12/5/1889 to 7/3/1969

Forrest N. Shadduck, 79, died July 3, 1969, in a nursing home in Hamilton, Missouri. Mr. Shadduck married Elma Ella Lester, June 6, 1927, Kingston, Missouri. Mr. Shadduck was a retired carpenter and a member of the RLDS Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Elma Shadduck; a son Paul Shadduck of Kansas City; 3 daughters, Mrs. Doris Cornelius, Des Moines, Iowa; Mrs. Ellen Whitmer, Richmond and Mrs. Joy Hughes, Kansas City; a brother, Paul Shadduck, Roseburg, Oregon; a sister, Mrs. Eva Truder, Los Angels, California and 12 grandchildren. Services were July 7 at the Micheal Mortuary. Burial was in the Cameron Memory Gardens.

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GLADYS HOPE LESTER FELLOWS - 3/3/1903 to 10/11/1976

Mrs. Hope Fellows passed away at the Springfield Medical Center, October 11, 1976. Gladys Hope Lester, the daughter of Joseph Ellsworth and Flora Ellen Lester was born March 3, 1903 southeast of Kingston, Missouri. Mrs. Fellows moved to Cedar County in 1936. She was married to Claude Fellows October 21, 1941. Services for Mrs. Fellows, 73, of Jerico Springs, were held at 2:00p Wednesday in Jerico Springs United Methodist Church with the Reverend Frank Nickel officiating. Burial was in Brasher Cemetery under the direction of Long Funeral Home. She died at 12:15p Monday, October 11, 1976 in Medicenter in Springfield, Missouri, after a long illness. Mrs. Fellows was a member of Fairview Community Church and the Jerusalem Club and Greenridge WPFA. She had moved here from Caldwell County in 1937. Survivors include 2 sisters, Mrs. Elma Shadduck, Peculiar, and Mrs. Joy Chase of El Dorado Springs; 2 brothers, Charles Lester, Manson, Washington; Jesse Lester, Conway, Arkansas.

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CLAUDE ARTHUR FELLOWS - 9/30/1884 to 8/11/1956

Claude Arthur Fellows, son of W. I. Fellows and Martha Francis Fellows was born in Chariton County, Missouri, September 30, 1884. Departed this life at his home near Jerico Springs, August 11, 1956 at the age of 71 years, 10 months, 11 days. He came with his parents to Cedar County, Missouri when about 4 years old and spent the remainder of his life here on the farm of his father except about 8 years in Oklahoma. He was converted to Christ some 30-35 years ago and was baptized by the late Reverend Porter. He was never too busy to leave his own work to go to help someone else and even when his health was failing and he was not physically able he would still go and help. He remained cheerful to the end and his deeds will be long remembered by his many friends. Surviving are his wife Hope, of the home; 2 sons and their wives, Wayne of Neosho, and Elmo of DeQueen, Arkansas; Raymond Elmo Jr., and great great-grandson Raymond Elmo III, of Bartlesville, OK. Three brothers, Lee of Nevada; Earl of Lamar, Missouri; and Lester of Milford, Missouri; three sisters, Mrs. Belle Cardwell of Stockton, Missouri; Mrs. Maud Potter of Montevallo, Missouri; and Mrs. Effie Ready of Kansas City, Missouri, and 3 nieces and 6 nephews. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at 2:00p, August 13, 1956 at the Jericho Springs Methodist Church by Rev. W. H. Jones officiating assisted by Rev. Frank Nickel. Songs “In The Garden”, “It is Well With My Soul”, and “No Night There” were sung by Wanonia Skaggs, Gladys Morrison, Buenta Long, Rev. Frank Nickel, Rev. W. H. Jones. The accompanist was Mrs. Lutie Trasher; Flowerbearers: Cathy Barr, Duretta Dodd, Sharen Green, Ruth Marie Walker, Eva Marie Albrect, Elaine Walker, Shirley Buck, Linda Albrect. Escorts: Roy Barr, Gerald Harris, Walter Albrect, Arch Walker, Preston Shellhorn, and Russell Fast. Interment in the Brasher Cemetery under the direction of Long Funeral Home, Jericho Springs, Missouri.

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BESSIE OLIVE “JOY” LESTER CHASE - 5/29/1907 to 8/30/1989

Bessie Olive “Joy” Lester Chase, 82, of RR 3, El Dorado Springs, was born May 29, 1907, in Kingston, Caldwell County, Missouri, the daughter of Joseph E. and Flora Emery Lester. She dies August 30, 1989, at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas. On August 30, 1930, she was united in marriage with L. W. “Bud” Chase, who survives, in addition to her husband, she is survived by their 3 children and their families who are: Roy Lester Chase, his wife, Shirley and their sons, Bruce, his wife, Julia, and Kenneth, all of Middlebury, Florida; Dorothy Chase Carriker, her husband Ulysses “Casey”, of Stephens City, Virginia, their daughter, Kathleen, her husband, Dean, and grandson, David of Raytown; Normand David Chase, his wife, Robbie, 2 daughters, Martha and Jennifer, of Parkville, Missouri. Two brothers, Charles of Manson, Washington, and Jesse, of Conway, Arkansas, also survive along with 14 nieces and nephews. Burial was September 5, 1989 in the Brasher Cemetery, near Jericho Springs, Missouri. As implied by her name, Joy brought joy into the lives of all who knew her. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.

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LAVERTISE W “BUD” CHASE - 5/11/1910 to 3/1/1993

LaVertise W. “Bud” Chase, 82, formerly of El Dorado Springs, died Monday, March 1, 1993, at the Platte City Caring Center, Platte City. He was born May 11, 1910, in Enid, Oklahoma, the son of Lester Roy and Frances Elizabeth Blazier Chase. He is proceeded in death by his parents and 3 brothers, including his twin brother, LaVie Chase. On August 30, 1930, in Independence, Missouri, he was united in marriage with Joe Lester, who died August 30, 1989, on the couple's 59th wedding anniversary. Mr. Chase was a truck driver who spent most of his adult like in and around Kansas City prior to retirement to the Olympia area south of El Dorado Springs in 1973. After the death of his wife, he entered the Platte City Caring Center. He is survived by 3 children, Roy Lester Chase and wife Shirley, of Middleburg, Florida; Dorothy Ruth Chase Carriker and husband, Ulysses, of Stephens City, Virginia; and Normal David Chase and wife, Roberta of Parkville; 5 grandchildren, Bruce Chase and wife, Julie and Kenneth Chase of Middleburg, Florida; Kathleen Carriker See and husband, Dean, of Liberty, and Martha and Jennifer Chase of Parkville; 1 great grandson, David Kenneth See, of Liberty. Graveside services were held Friday, March 5, conducted by Rev. Warren Hall, with burial in Brasher Cemetery, Jericho Springs, Missouri.

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DELORES LEACH LESTER - 5/22/1918 to 9/18/1989

Mrs. Delores Lester, 71, of Conway, Arkansas, died Monday, September 18, 1989. Born May 22, 1918, in Missouri, a daughter of the late Richard B. and Barbara Morris Leach, she was a retired nursing home employee, a Presbyterian and the wife of Jesse Lester. Other survivors are 5 sons, Richard Lester of Centerview, Missouri; Stanley Lester of Warrensburg, Missouri; Morris and Craig Lester, both of Vilonia, and Keith Lester of Greenbrier; 2 daughters, Mrs. Marylyn Smith of Mount Vernon and Mrs. Emily Lee of Greenbrier; a brother, Harold Baltinghouse of Kelso, Washington; 2 sisters, Mrs. Idoma Ellis of Ed Dorado Springs, Missouri; and Mrs. Mary King of Fredrickown, Missouri; 14 grandchildren; and 1 great grandchild. Funeral services will be at 10a Friday at the Roller-McNutt Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jesse Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Crestlawn Memorial Park. Family visitation will be from 7-9p tomorrow at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Stanley McCannon, Dale Lester, Mike Garrett, Walter McCannon, Michael Lester and Eugene Farris.

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PAUL MILTON LESTER - 9/30/1955 to 5/20/1981

Paul Milton Lester died yesterday of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident near Warrensburg. Mr. Lester is survived by his wife, Charlotte, of the home in Warrensburg. His parents Mr. Jesse and Mrs. Delores Lester of Conway, Arkansas. 5 brothers, Mr. Richard Lester of Centerview, Missouri; Mr. Stanley of Warrensburg, Missouri; Mr. Morris Lester and Mr. Craig Lester of Vilonia, Arkansas; Mr. Keith Lester of Greenbrier, Arkansas; 2 sisters, Mrs. Marylyn Smith of Mount Vernon, Arkansas; Mrs. Emily Lee of Greenbrier, Arkansas. Services are pending at this time.

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MARY HARRIET LUTHER WEST - 8/2/1876 to 11/25/1941

Daughter of William and Mary Catherine Emery, was born August 2, 1987 at Bedford, Indiana and passed away at her home in Richmond, Missouri the 25th day of November 1941 at the age of 65 years, 3 months, 23 days. When but a small child she moved with her parents to Kingston, Missouri. On September 2, 1894, she married Arthur Adrain Luther, 9/2/1894 and one son, William Brown Luther was born 7/8/1895. On December 19, 1898, she was married to Alfred West who survives. She was the mother of 11 children. Three preceded her in death. Surviving are 5 sons and 3 daughters. William Luther of Kidder, Missouri. Roscoe West of Kansas City, Missouri. Robert and Ralph West of Richmond and Orville West of the home; Mrs. Robert Butler of Richmond; Mrs. Harlow Yoakum of Rayville; and Mrs. Glen Estes of Richmond; 2 sisters, Mrs. Jennie Palmer of Anaheim, California; Mrs. Flora Cline of Charity, Missouri; 3 brothers, Ben Emery of Kingston; John Emery of Polo, and Homer Emery of Excelsior Springs; 15 grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. At an early age she joined the Christian Union Church at Bonanza, Missouri, remaining faithful to the end.

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ALFRED WEST - 3/20/1874 to 1/5/1942

Alfred West of Taitsville passed away yesterday January 5, 1942. Mr. West was born March 20, 1874, the son of Thomas J. West and Susan Jane Myers West. Mr. West is survived by 5 sons, Bill Luther, step-son; Henry West; Robert West; Ralph West; and Orville West; 4 daughters, Flora Bell, Grace May, Wonhetta, and Maggie Louise. Services were at the Reed Funeral Home in Cowgill, with burial in the Petty Cemetery, Polo, Missouri.

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WILLIAM BROWN LUTHER - 7/8/1895 to 2/22/1965

Memorial services for William Brown Luther, 69, of Hamilton, will be held this Thursday afternoon at 2:00p at the Bram Chapel at Hamilton. Burial will be in the Kingston cemetery. Mr. Luther died unexpectedly Monday afternoon of a heart attack at the home. He and Mrs. Luther were returning to the house from a nearby barn after doing some chores when he was stricken. He was a half-brother of Orville West, Mrs. Harlow Yoakum, Mrs. Glen Estes, Mrs. J. O. Swafford, Robert West and Roscoe West, all of the Richmond area. Other survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ruth Luther of the home; 5 sons, J. W. Luther of Hamilton; Arthur Luther of McCook, Nebraska; Jack Luther of Kansas City; Jim Luther, member of the armed services in Germany and Virgil Luther of California; 3 daughters, Mrs. Betty Bowers of Ft. Dix, NJ.; Mrs. Norma Ray of Kansas City and Mrs. Juanita Dortch of California, and 15 grandchildren.

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FLORA BELL WEST BUTLER - 2/14/1900 to 10/16/1984

Mrs. Flora B. Butler, 84, Richmond, died Tuesday at a hospital here. She was born in Ray county, Missouri, February 14, 1900 and had lived in Knoxville, Missouri, most of her life before she moved to Richmond in 1977. Mrs. Butler was a member of St. Paul Christian Church, near Knoxville. She leaves a son, Estel Butler, Knoxville; 3 daughters, Mrs. Zelma Kinder, Carrollton, Missouri; Mrs. Thelma Knutter, Warsaw, Missouri; and Mrs. Ethel Teegarden, Knoxville. Two brothers, Robert and Orville and 2 sisters, Mrs. Grace Yoakum and Mrs. Maggie Estes all of Richmond. Nine grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Services will be at 1:30p Friday at the Thurman Chapel, Richmond; burial in the Knoxville Cemetery. Friends may call from 7-8p today at the chapel. The family suggests contributions to the church memorial fund.

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RAYMOND F. RUSSELL - 7/28/1917 to 4/12/1956

Funeral services for Raymond F. Russell, 38 year old Knoxville farmer, were held at 2p today at the St. Paul Chapel East of Knoxville. The Rev. Edwin Shelton, Kansas City, officiated. Burial was in the Knoxville cemetery. Russell was killed instantly Wednesday morning when a tractor overturned, pinning him beneath it. He was plowing a field on the Herbert Hauser farm one mile North of Knoxville. He was born July 28, 1917 in Berry County, Missouri. His parents were the late William and Rita Watkins Russell, native Missourians. A resident of Ray county since childhood, he was a member of St. Paul's Chapel Christian Union Church at Knoxville. On January 14, 1939, he was married to Ethel Maude Butler, Knoxville who survives. He is survived by a daughter, Linda; 3 brothers, Harrison Russell, California; Clarence Russell, St. Louis; Cecil Russell, Marceline, Missouri; 1 sister, Mrs. Opal Payne of California.

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ESTEL LELAND BUTLER - 2/27/1921 to 5/12/1997

Estel L. Butler, 76, of the Knoxville community, died at 12:25p, Monday, May 12, 1997, at Ray County Memorial Hospital in Richmond. Mr. Butler was born February 27, 1921, in Ray county to Robert W. and Flora B. West Butler, who preceded him in death. He married Temple May Joiner, of Richmond, on September 3, 1947. She survives of the home. He was a retired farmer and truck driver. He was formerly employed at the Lake City Arsenal plant. He had lived most of his life in the Knoxville area. He was a US Army veteran, having served during peacetime. Other survivors include 1 son, Jack Edwin Butler, Orrick; 2 daughters, Janet Tippit, Lathrop and Jo Ellen Butler, Richmond; 3 sisters, Ethel Maud Teegarden, Knoxville; and Zelma Kinder and Thelma Knutter both of Warsaw; 3 grandchildren, Michael E. Marrant, Kevin D. Marrant and Chris Butler; 1 uncle, Lonnie Butler; 2 aunts, Pinnie Morrison and Maggie Estes both of Richmond; and several cousins.

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HENRY ROSCOE WEST - 2/9/1902 to 6/22/1974

Roscoe West, 72, of Knoxville, Missouri, died Saturday at the home. He was a lifelong resident of Ray County. He was a retired farmer. He was a member of the St. Paul Chapel Christian Union Church, Knoxville. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Effie West of the home; a stepson, Virgil Wybar, Blue Springs; 2 brothers, Robert and Orville West of Richmond, Missouri; 3 sisters, Mrs. Flora Swafford, Knoxville; Mrs. Maggie Estes and Mrs. Grace Yoakum, of Richmond, and a grandchild. Services will be at 1:30p Monday at the Thurman Chapel; burial in Richmond Memory Gardens, both in Richmond. Friends may call after 4:00p today at the chapel.

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ROBERT EMERY WEST - 7/29/1905 to 7/8/1992

Robert E. West, 86, of Richmond, died at 11:20a Wednesday, July 8, 1992, at the Ray County Memorial Hospital in Richmond. Mr. West was born July 29, 1905, in Taitsville, Missouri to Alfred and Mary Harriett “Hattie” Emery West. He married Lucy Ann Lay on August 1, 1930. He later married Charlene Bryant Moyer of Millville in January of 1969; she survives at the home. Mr. West was a retired farmer. He was a Protestant. He had lived a few years in Kansas City before returning to Ray county. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Bill Luther, Roscoe West and Ralph West; 4 sisters, Flora Butler and 3 who died in infancy. Other survivors include one brother, Orville West of Richmond; 2 sisters, Maggie Estes and Grace Yoakum, both of Richmond; and he is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Friday, July 10, at 1:30p at the Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. The Rev. Kathy Morrison will officiate. Visitation will be tonight from 7-8p at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Burial will be at Richmond Gardens. Pallbearers: Dennis Estes, Gary Estes, Donald Ray Yoakum; Bob Yoakum, Everett Teegarden and Chris Berry.

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GRACE MAE WEST YOAKUM - 11/25/1907 to 6/8/1993

Grace M. Yoakum, 85, of Richmond, died at 7:35a Tuesday, June 8, 1993, at Shirkey Leisure Acres Nursing Home. Mrs. Yoakum was born November 25, 1907, in Ray county, to Alfred and Mary Harriett “Hattie” (Emery) West. She married Millard Harlow Yoakum on December 1, 1928, he preceded her in death on July 5, 1972. She was a lifetime Ray County resident and member of the Richmond Christian Union Church and the Order of the Eastern Star, Richmond Chapter #255. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Roscoe, Ralph and Robert West and a half brother Bill Luther and four sisters, Flora Butler and three that died infancy. Survivors include 2 sons, Donald Ray Yoakum of Osceola and Robert P. Yoakum of Liberty; a daughter, Alta Fern Still of Richmond; a brother Orville West of Richmond; a sister, Maggie Estes of Richmond; and 3 grandchildren. Visitation will be from 7p Thursday at Thurman Funeral Home, Richmond. Funeral services are at 10:30a Friday, June 11, at Thurman Funeral Home with Rev. Don Crowley officiating. Burial is at Kincaid Cemetery. Pallbearers are Josh Yoakum, Doug Yoakum, Dennis Estes, Gary Estes, Dean Prewitt and Keith Proffitt. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Ray County Hospice.

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ROBERT PEARLEY YOAKUM - 10/13/1944 to 1/6/1997

Robert P. Yoakum, 52, Liberty, Missouri, formerly of Richmond, Missouri, died at 10:22a, Monday, January 6, 1997, at the Liberty Hospital, Liberty, Missouri. Funeral services will be 1:30p, Thursday, January 9, at the Thurman Funeral Home, Richmond, Missouri; burial in South Point Cemetery, Orrick, Missouri, where military graveside services will be held. Visitation will be 7-8p, Wednesday, January 8, at the Thurman Funeral Home, Richmond. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Robert P. Yoakum Memorial fund, in care of the Thurman Funeral Home, Richmond, Missouri. Mr. Yoakum was born October 13, 1944, in Knoxville, Missouri to Millard Harlow and Grace m. West Yoakum. He married Mary Lynn Middleton of Camden Missouri, September 1, 1973; she survives of the home. Other survives include one son, Douglas R. Yoakum, of the home; 1 daughter, Marcie A. Yoakum of the home; 1 brother, Donald Ray Yoakum, Osceola, Missouri; 1 sister, Fern Still, Richmond, Missouri; and 1 granddaugher, Elle Yoakum, St. Petersburg, Florida. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Joshua M. Yoakum. Mr. Yoakum owned and operated Quick Silver Trucking, Inc., for 25 years before retiring. He was a 1962 Richmond High School graduate. He had lived in Knoxville, Richmond and Liberty, Missouri. He played semi-pro football for the Kansas City Steers. He had coached little league football for 14 years. He was a member of the Christian Union Church in Richmond, Missouri. He was a US Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

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RALPH ALFRED WEST - 12/11/1911 to 6/1/1947

Services for Ralph Alfred West, who was fatally burned at the Phillips 66 station, 13th and Franklin St., in Lexington, on Thursday night, May 29th, in a gas station explosion, were held Sunday afternoon, June 1, 1947, at 2:30p at the First Baptist Church of Richmond. Mr. West died in the St. Joseph hospital in Kansas City, Friday morning at 9:00a, where he had been taken for treatment. He was born December 11, 1911, in Knoxville, the son of the late Alfred and Mary Harriet Emery Luther West. He had lived his entire life in Ray county, until 10 months ago, when he moved to Lexington. He was married to Alvena Shumate December 25, 1927. Survivors include his wife; 1 daughter, Kay Francis; 3 brothers, Roscoe of Kansas City, Missouri, Robert and Orville of Richmond; 3 sisters, Mrs. Flora Butler, Mrs. Grace Yoakum, Mrs. Maggie Estes, all of Knoxville; 1 half-brother, William B. Luther of Hamilton. Burial was in the Sunny Slope Cemetery with Rev. James Heath of Hamilton officiating, and the Quest-Lile Funeral Home in charge.

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ORVILLE PEARL WEST - 12/14/1915 to 8/20/1996

Orville P. West, 80, of Richmond, Missouri, died at 2:20p, Tuesday, August 20, 1996, at the Ray County memorial hospital in Richmond. Funeral services will be held 2:00p Friday, August 23, at Thurman Funeral Home, Richmond, military graveside services will follow at Sunny Slope Cemetery, Richmond, conducted by the Ray County veterans. Visitation will be 7-8p Thursday, at the Thurman Funeral Home, Richmond, Missouri. Mr. West was born December 14, 1915, in Taitsville, Missouri, to Alfred and Harriett (Emery) West. He married Jessie M. Davidson of Richmond, on April 12, 1947; she survives of the home. Other survivors include one sister, Maggie Estes of Richmond; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one son, who died in infancy, Charles Dean West; 4 brothers, Robert, Ralph, Roscoe West and Bill Luther. 2 sisters, Grace Yoakum and Flora Butler. Mr. West worked in the maintenance department at the VA Hospital in Excelsior Springs and Kansas City, Missouri. He then served as Commissioner of the Richmond Water Department. He worked in the maintenance department for the Richmond school district before retiring. He was a member of the St. Paul's Christian Union Church. He also was a member of the Richmond VFW, Richmond American Legion and Disabled American Veterans. Mr. West was a US Army Veteran of WWII.

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JACOB GLEN ESTES - 9/25/1915 to 6/21/1980

Funeral services were scheduled for 1:30p today at St. Paul's Christian Union Church near Knoxville for Glen Estes, 64, 160 S. Institute, Richmond. Mr. Estes died June 21, 1980 at Ray County Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness. He was born August 25, 1915 in Ray County, a son of N. B. and Florence Gentry Estes. He was married to Maggie West of Ray County on August 31, 1939. She survives of the home. Mr. Estes had been a farmer and had worked for the Missouri State Highway Department. He retired six years ago. He was a member of the church and a lifelong resident of Ray County. He is survived by 2 sons, Gary Estes and Dennis Estes, of Richmond; 1 daughter, Mrs. Glenda Prewitt, Excelsior Springs, 4 sisters, Mrs. Anna Hendrix, Mrs. Noah Johnson, both of Richmond, Mrs. Dorothy Hilton, Kansas City and Mrs. Colene McFall, Polo; and one granddaughter, Amy Estes, Richmond. 4 brothers and 2 sisters preceded him in death. Rev. Norman Goodman officiated at the funeral services today. Burial was in Richmond Memory Gardens with Wilbur Estes, Norman Estes, Melvin Hendrix, Milo Hendrix, Lindell Forson, Billy Johnson, Clarence Dothagy and Jim McFall serving as pallbearers.

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JONAS EMERY - 2/9/1878 to 5/11/1938

Fort Collins Express Courier of May 12, 1938 Emery Rites Private The body of Jonas Emery, 60, of 703 E. Prospect St., may be viewed Friday from 9-12a at the Day Mortuary. A private burial will be held. Mr. Emery died Wednesday May 11th at the Larimer County Hospital. He had been ill about 2 months. Kingston Paper Funeral Here Sunday Funeral services were held from the Kingston Christian Church Sunday afternoon for Jonas Emery, who died 5/11/1938 in Fort Collins, Colorado. The Hope Funeral Service of Excelsior Springs drove through after the body. Mrs. Hope is a niece of the deceased. Mr. Emery is a former resident of this community and the son of Mary Emery, East of Kingston.

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JENNIE EMERY HUGHES PALMER - 2/15/1880 to 8/9/1967

Mrs. Jennie Palmer, 87, a native of Missouri, but a resident of Anaheim 35 years, died Wednesday, August 9, 1967 at a local hospital. She lived at 124 Harding St. Mrs. Palmer was born February 15, 1880 in Pettis County, Missouri. Surviving her is a daughter, Mrs. Frank Thompson, San Francisco; 2 sons, William Hughes, Fullerton, and Theodore Hughes, Anaheim; a brother, Homer Emery, Nebraska, 7 grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2p in Hilgenfeld Mortuary Chapel, 120 E. Broadway, Anaheim, by the Rev. Walter F. Dunn. Interment will be in the family plot in Melrose Abbey Memorial Park.

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LON M. HUGHES - 4/7/1903 to 7/23/1959

Funeral services for Lon M. Hughes, well-known San Francisco public relations consultant and former Financial Editor of The Examiner, will be conducted at 1:00p Monday at the N. Gray & Company Chapel, Post and Division Street. The rites will be followed by internment at the Golden Gate National Cemetery. Mr. Hughes served with the 7th Fleet in WWII as a Commander. He was awarded the Bronze Star for Meritorious service with the 7th Fleet. He died late Wednesday night, July 23, 1959, of a heart attack at his home, 2443 Gough Street, he was 56. At the age of 16, Mr. Hughes joined the US Navy and served as an wireless operator. Amongst his ports of call were Yokohoma, Japan during the Earthquake. Shanghai, China at the time of the Boxer uprising. In recent years, Mr. Hughes owned and operated the Hughes Organization, a public relations firm at 376 Sutter Street. He began his career in the newspaper business in 1925 as an office boy on the San Francisco Bulletin. He was Assistant Financial Editor when the Bulletin was merged with the Call. In 1929 Mr. Hughes joined the Wall Street Journal and became its City Editor in 1932. At the same time he began a daily financial radio network program with the National Broadcasting Company. He was appointed financial editor of the Examiner in 1933, a position he held until he went into business for himself in 1947. Mr. Hughes' wife Charlotte, died in 1957. He leaves 2 sons, Timothy, 12 and Lon Kennedy, 7. Mr. Hughes is also survived by his mother, Mrs. Jeannie Palmer, 3 brothers, Theodore, William and Ray Hughes, all of Anaheim, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Velma Thompson and Mrs. Lillie Lindahl.

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ANNA ESTELLA EMERY ELLIOTT - 1/12/1882 to 1/29/1940

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon on 1:00p at the Michael Funeral Home in Brayer for Mrs. Wilbur Elliott, who passed away Monday, January 29th at the Wesley Hospital in Kansas City. Rev. Solmes, was in charge, and burial was made at the New Hope Cemetery. Anna Estella Emery was born January 12, 1882, near Bonanza, Caldwell County, Missouri. The daughter of William Ambrose and Mary Catherine (Frazier) Emery. She passed away at the Wesley Hospital in Kansas City, Monday, January 29, 1940. On December 25, 1902 she was united in marriage to Wilbur C. Elliott at the old home. The ceremony was read by Rev. C. A. B. Watson. At the age of 11 she was converted and united with the Brethern Church at Hazel View. In later years she transferred her membership to the Assembly of God Church in Chillicothe. To this union were born 7 children, 4 boys and 3 girls. The eldest, Ethel May, departed this life on January 1, 1906, at the age of 2 years. There are left to mourn the departure of this wife and mother, her husband, Wilbur C. Elliott of near Breckenridge; J. W. Elliott of Dawn; Frank and Eula of Hamilton; Chester, Lela, and Emery of the home. Mrs. Elliott also leaves 3 brothers, John Emery of Polo; Homer Emery of Excelsior Springs and Ben Emery of Kingston; 3 sisters, Jennie Palmer of Anaheim, CA., Hattie West of Richmond; Flora Lester of Jericho Springs, Missouri, also 2 grandsons, 4 granddaughters and a number of nieces and nephews and a host of neighbors and friends. A note of thanks: We wish to thank our many friends and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy extended us in the illness and death of our wife and mother. Also for the comforting words of Rev. Solmes, and the beautiful floral offering. This kindness will ever be held in grateful remembrance. Wilbur C. Elliott and Family.

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WILBUR C. ELLIOTT - 10/28/1979 to 4/18/1964

Wilbur C. Elliott succumbed to illness at a St. Joseph Hospital, Saturday, April 18, 1964, at the age of 84 years, 6 months and 10 days. He had been in failing health for several years and seriously ill for the past few weeks. He was admitted to the hospital, Tuesday of last week, after being cared for at the home of Mrs. Bill Howell, for about 6 weeks. Wilber G. Elliott was the son of John O. and Nancy Holder Elliott was born October 28, 1879, in Jasper County. As a young man he was married to Anna Esttla Emery, December 25, 1902 and 7 children were born to this union. The eldest, Ethal May, departed this life January 1, 1906 at the age of 2 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Estella, on January 29, 1940. In May, 1947, he was married to Minnie Moorshead Curnow of Breckenridge who preceded him in death October 23, 1959. Mr. Elliott was a retired farmer. He had resided in Breckenridge the past 6 years. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church. Survivors include 4 sons, J. W. of Poloc, Frank of Nettleton, Chester of Cameron and Emery of St. Joseph. 2 daughters Mrs. Eule Saip of Hamilton and Mrs. Lela Snider of Braymer; 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 2 nieces and 1 nephew. Rev. Donald Crawford conducted the funeral services Tuesday afternoon at the Assembly of God Church. Burial was in the New Hope Cemetery.

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WILBUR FRANKLIN ELLIOTT - 4/30/1907 to 4/10/1972

Wilbur Franklin Elliott, 64, of near Hamilton, who had been in ill health for several years and a wheelchair invalid since June of 1971, died in a Caldwell County ambulance at Boonville, April 10, while enroute to the MU Medical Center in Columbia. A son of Wilbur and Anna Estella Elliott, he was born in Bonanza community southeast of Kingston and was a farmer until his health failed. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Christina Elliott, of the home; 2 sons, Charles and Ray Dean of Kansas City; 1 daughter, Mrs. Maxine Bell of Basehor, Kansas; 3 brothers, J. W. Elliott of Polo, Chester Elliott of Cameron and Emery of Breckenridge; and 5 grandchildren. The funeral service was Wednesday at 2:30p at the Assembly of God church in Hamilton conducted by Rev. John Mapplelink of Cameron. Internment was in Highland Cemetery under the direction of Bram.

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CHRISTINA BRELSFORD ELLIOTT - 5/17/1913 to 11/24/1994

Christina Elliott, 81, Hamilton, Missouri, died on Tuesday, November 22, 1994, at a Kansas City, Kansas Hospital. Mrs. Elliott, was born near Elmira, Missouri, May 17, 1913, and had lived in Nettleton, Missouri for the past 50 years. She had been a homemaker and was a member of the Assembly of God Church. Mrs. Elliott was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur C., in 1972. Surviving are 2 sons; Charles of Kansas City, Missouri; and Ray Dean of Ponca City, Oklahoma; a daughter, Lena M. Bell, of Basehor, Kansas; a brother, Raymond Brelsford of Lathrop, Missouri; a sister, Viola Woods of Richmond, Missouri; 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The funeral was held on November 26, at Bram Funeral Home with burial in Highland Cemetery.

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DEBORAH JEAN TAYLOR ELLIOTT - 12/25/1950 to 3/23/1994

Deborah Taylor Elliott, 43, of Ponca City, Oklahoma, died Wednesday, March 23, at St. Joseph Medical Center, Ponca City. She was born December 25, 1950, in Worchester, Massachusetts, the daughter of Benjamin and Grace Taylor. In October, 1969, she married Ray Elliott in Kansas City. Mrs. Elliott had lived in Kansas City before moving to Ponca City, Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by her grandparents. Surviving are her husband, Ray Elliott, and 2 sons, Aaron and Raymond Elliott, all of the home; her parents, Ben and Grace Taylor, Harrisonville; 3 brothers, Benjamin Taylor, Taveriner, Florida; Keith Raylor, Gladstone; and Logan Taylor, Harrisonville; a sister, Joyce Burton, Harrisonville. Graveside prayer services will be at 2:00p Saturday, April 9, in the Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville.

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RETHA BLANCH BRELSFORD ELLIOTT - 8/30/1909 to 7/22/1981

Retha Blanch Elliott, 71, was born August 30, 1909, on a farm north of Elmira, Missouri and died July 22, 1981, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. She was the oldest daughter of Joseph and Cedia Sweatman Brelsford. She attended Mound school. Retha joined the Baptist Church early in life and was an active member at the time of her death. Retha was united in marriage to J. W. Elliott on March 28, 1924. To this union 4 children were born. Surviving is her husband, J. W., of the home at Polo; one son, Joe Elliott, Independence; 3 daugthters, Colene Clark, Hamilton; Luette McFall, Polo; Rita Louise Feil, Cowgill; 2 sisters, Christina Elliott, Hamilton; Viola McLallen, Richmond; 2 brothers, Milton Brelsford, Cameron; and Raymond Brelsford, Lathrop; 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The funeral service was held Saturday, July 25 at 1:30p in the Cowgill Baptist Church with Rev. Alvin McGill and Rev. Joe Porter officiating. Burial was in the Prairie Ridge Cemetery near Polo.

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BILLIE MARGARET TABLOR ELLIOTT - 2/24/1930 to 9/14/1989

Billie M. Elliott, 59, Cameron, Missouri, formerly of Independence, died September 14, 1989, at Baptist Medical Center. She was born in Henrietta in Ray County and lived in Hardin, Missouri, before moving to Independence more than 30 years ago. She moved to Cameron 2 months ago. Mrs. Elliott was a member of the Stone Church congregation of the RLDS. Survivors include her husband, Joseph Elliott of the home, a son, Terry J. Elliott, Cameron; 3 brothers, William Dove and Gene Dove of Cameron and Dale Dove, NKC; 2 sisters, Bonnie Slinger, Grandview, and Nellie Wyatt, KCK; 2 granddaughters. Services will be at 1:30p Monday at the Thurman Chapel, Richmond; burial in Richmond Memory Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call from 7-8p Sunday at the Chapel. The family suggests contributions to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.

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WAYNE EDWIN FEIL - 3/8/1929 to 7/28/1998

Wayne Edwin Feil, age 69, of Cowgill, Missouri, died Tuesday, July 28, 1998, at the Liberty Hospital in Liberty, Missouri. He was born on March 8, 1929, in Braymer, Missouri, and had lived in the Braymer and Cowgill areas all of his life. He was united in marriage to Rita Elliott on March 17, 1952 in Cowgill. She survives of the home. Wayne was a farmer and a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Richmond. He was a graduate of Braymer High School. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Ida Mae Feil, and 1 sister, Mary Louise Pickering. He is also survived by 4 sons, Edwin of Warsaw, John of Brayer, and Leonard and James of Cowgill. 1 daughter, Theresa Feil of Warrensburg, and 3 grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 10:30a, Friday, July 31, at the Black Oak Church near Braymer. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery at Braymer. Friends may call Thursday night 7-8:30p at the Bailey Funeral Home in Polo.

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JOSEPH HENRY SNIDER - 11/18/1908 to 7/24/1990

Joseph Henry Snider, 81, died July 24, 1990, in a nursing home in Brymer, where he lived. He was born in Camden, Missouri and lived in Breckenridge, Missouri, before moving to rural Braymer in 1942. Mr. Snider was a retired farmer. Survivors include his wife, Lela Elliott Snider, rural Braymer; 2 daughters, Joanna Moore, Orrick, in Ray County, and Charlotte Soper, Milford, Nebraska; 3 sisters, Tina Head, Richland, Missouri; Bertha Shultz, Chanute, Kansas; and Carrie Garst, Braymer; and 5 grandchildren. Services will be at 2:00p Saturday at the Pitts Chapel, Braymer; burial in the Evergreen Cemetery, Braymer. Friends may call from 7-8p Friday at the chapel.

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JAMES CHESTERFIELD ELLIOTT - 10/7/1912 to 5/22/1978

James Chesterfield Elliott, 65, died Monday evening, May 22, at the Cameron Community Hospital. Born October 7, 1912, near Bonanza, he had been employed as a laborer in Cameron until his retirement. He was preceded in death by his wife, Luena Elliott. Survivors include 2 sisters, Eula Saip of Cameron, and Lela Snider of Breckenridge, and 2 brothers, J. W. Elliott of Polo and Emery Elliott of St. Joseph. The funeral was held Friday at Poland Thompson Funeral Home in Cameron, with Rev. John Mepplelink officiating. Burial was in Cameron Memory Gardens.

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EDWARD HENRY SAIP - 7/26/1897 to 2/21/1985

Edward Henry Saip, 83, Cameron, died Thursday at a hospital in Cameron. He was born July 26, 1896, at Munden, Kansas, and had moved to Cameron 20 years ago. Mr. Saip was a dispatcher for the Consolidated Freight Company 8 years before retiring. Earlier, he was a gas station attendant in Hamilton, Missouri, for 23 years. He was a member of the Hamilton Methodist Church. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Eula Saip of the home; a son Jack Saip, San Francisco; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Ann Hahn, Cameron; 2 sisters, Mrs. Francis Longwell, Belleville, Kansas; and Mrs. Ella McChesney, Narka, Kansas; 8 grandchildren. Services will be at 2:00p Monday at the Poland Thompson Chapel, Cameron. Burial in the Cameron Memory Gardens.

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ELMA ETOYL BURNS ELLIOTT - 10/22/1914 to 8/24/1997

Elma Etoyle Bruns Elliott, 82, of Polo, Missouri, died at 10:41p, Sunday, August 24, 1997, at the Ray County Memorial Hospital in Richmond, Missouri. Mrs. Elliott was born October 22, 1914, near Orrick, Missouri, to Chester Lee and Velma Caldwell Boyer McGinnis. She married Emil E. Bruns of Ray County on October 22, 1936; he preceded her in death on October 30, 1982. She later married J. W. Elliott of Polo, Missouri, on August 14, 1985; he survives of the home. Other survivors include one step-son, Joe Elliott of Hamilton, Missouri; 3 step-daughters, Colene Clark and Luetta McFall of Hamilton and Loise Feil of Cowgill, Missouri; 2 brothers, Wayne McGinnis of Independence, Missouri and Bobby G. McGinnis of Lebanon, Missouri; 1 sister, Edith Bellis of Camdenton, Missouri; 10 step-grandchildren and 8 great step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and first husband, she was preceded in death by 1 brother, Woodrow McGinnis; 1 sister, Imogene Bruns. Mrs. Elliott was a member of the Cowgill Baptist Church in Cowgill, Missouri. She lived near Richmond, Missouri in the Lillard community before moving to Polo, Missouri.

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WALLACE A. EMERY - 6/4/1885 to 4/11/1922

Wallace A. Emery, born June 4, 1885, died April 11, 1922. It is believed that Wallace died in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. The Excelsior Springs papers of 1921 and 1922 have vanished. Very little is known about Wallace's family other than his wife, Edna McLaughlin and son, Clude. It is believed that Clyde married and had a son, Donald Emery. Wallace is buried in Kingston Cemetery.

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OLIVE C EMERY SADLER - 1/??/1887 to 3/??/1906

Olive C. Emery, born January, 1887, and died March, 1906. We have been unable to locate an obituary for Olive. She married Charley Sadler, January 1, 1906. We understand that Olive waded snow in March to care for her mother, caught pneumonia and passed away. Information that the same minister (Rev. Shilling of Kingston) baptized, married her, and preached her funeral all in the space of a few months. No record is available of where she is buried.

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN EMERY - 8/8/1888 to 9/22/1958

Ben Emery, 70, died at his home southeast of Kingston, Monday morning, September 22, 1958 after a long illness. His daughter, Mrs. Dean Barnard, Mr. Barnard, and children resided with him. Benjamin Franklin Emery, son of William A. and Mary Katherine Emery, was born August 8, 1888, near Kingston and died September 22, 1958 at his home after a long illness being at the time of his death 70 years, 1 month, 14 days. Most of his life was spent in Caldwell county where he was engaged in farming. Early in his life he united with the Christian Union Church at Bonanza. December 5, 1918, he was married to Myrtle Coshow and to this union 5 children were born, Beryl Franklin Emery, of Kansas City; Walter Harley Emery, deceased; Katherine Mayes of Kingston; Nelda Bassett of Stewartsville; and Opal Barnard of Kingston. Also surviving are 4 grandsons, 5 granddaughters, 2 granddaughters died in infancy; 1 brother, Homer Emery of Ogallala, Nebraska; and 1 sister, Mrs. Jennie Palmer, of Anaheim, California. June 27, 1940, Mrs. Emery died leaving the 5 children for him to rear. Two years later, in 1943, a son, Harley Emery died. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00p at the Christian church conducted by Rev. Zada Jones. Burial was in the Kingston Cemetery under the direction of Clark Funeral Service.

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MYRTLE MAE COSHOW EMERY - 5/22/1891 to 6/27/1940

Myrtle Mae Coshow Emery, daughter of Frank and Emma Coshow, was born May 22, 1891 in Kingston, and passed away in the Trinity Luthern Hospital in Kansas City, June 27, 1940 at the age of 49 years, 1 month, 3 days. She grew to womanhood in the vicinity of her birth place, a generous and friendly young girl, who married in her youth to Benjamin Emery on December 5, 1918. To this union, 5 children were born. Namely Beryl Franklyn, Walter Harley, Emma Katherine, Nelda Mae, and Opal Irene, all of the home that survive. Besides her husband, she leaves to mourn her passing, her mother and 2 brothers, John Franklin Coshow and Walter Robert Coshow of Kingston. Her father preceded her in death 2 years ago. Myrtle was converted and united in the Christian faith during her girlhood days and continued in her faith throughout her short stay where her presence will be sadly missed in her home, in the community and by her many friends. Everything was done to keep her in our midst that loving hands could do, but God knew best. She was an affectionate wife, a kind and loving mother and generous good neighbor. Funeral services were held from the Kingston Christian Church, Saturday afternoon, June 29, conducted by the Rev. W. E. Barksdale. Burial was in the Kingston Cemetery, in charge of the Clark Funeral Service.

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BERYL FRANKLIN EMERY - 3/21/1921 to 8/28/1995

Beryl Franklin Emery was born March 21, 1921, near Kingston, Missouri, the son of Benjamin Franklin and Myrtle Mae Coshow Emery. Beryl passed away unexpectedly, August 28, at his home in Kansas City. He was 74 years old. He had lived in Kansas City since 1945. He was a graduate of Cowgill, Missouri High School. Beryl had retired from Clark Oil Company in Kansas City after 45 years. He was a veteran of the Navy twice, a member of Ducks Unlimited. At the present time he owned Emery's Used Store at 55th and Troost in Kansas City. He was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church at 27th and Holmes. Beryl was married to Wilma Margaret “Polly” Brown of Orrick, on November 12, 1949. He preceded on May 3, 1977. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Benny Beryl and Sharon Emery of Kansas City; his close companion, Helen Marie Perry of the home. Other survivors include 2 sisters, Mrs. Opal Pickering, Hamilton; and Mrs. Nelda Mae Bassett. He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother, Walter Harley Emery, and 1 sister, Emma Katherine Mayes. It was the family's desire that the funeral services for Beryl be held Thursday, at 10:30a at the Gowing Chapel, with the Rev. Gary Roberts, officiating. Musical selections given by Mrs. Thelma Norris, organist. Interment in South Point Cemetery, Orrick, Missouri.

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WILMA MARGARET BROWN EMERY - 12/16/1916 to 5/3/1977

Wilma M. Emery was born December 16, 1916, southeast of Orrick, the daughter of Willie Brown of Orrick and Maggie Mae Elliott Brown of Rayville. She passed away Tuesday, May 3, at the Truman Medical Center. She was 61 years old at the time of her death. She was a member of the Christian Union Church southwest of Orrick, and a housewife. On November 12, 1949, she was married to Beryl F. Emery of Kansas City. She is survived by her husband Beryl of the home, 2 sons, Robert Black of Atchison, Kansas and Benny Beryl Emery of the home. 2 brothers, William Clell Brown and George R. Brown, both of Excelsior Springs and 1 sister, Mrs. Lois Downing of Omaha, Nebraska. One grandchild, she was preceded in death by her parents and 1 sister, Mary Francis Schanek. It was the family's desire that the funeal services for Mrs. Emery be held at 11:00a, Friday at the Gowing Chapel with the Rev. C. L. Duxbury officiating. Musical selections given by Mrs. Bonita Albertson organist and soloist. Interment in South Point Cemetery, Orrick.

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WALTER HARLEY EMERY - 3/31/1924 to 8/23/1943

Walter Harley Emery, the youngest son of Benjamin Emery and Myrtle Mae Emery, was born South of Kingston, on March 31, 1924, and came to his untimely death on August 23, 1943, at the age of 19 years, 4 months and 23 days. He was schooled and reared to young manhood in the Kingston community and grew in people's hearts so that his remarkable good health and manly strength made his tragic death so shocking to the community. At the age of 15, his pal and mother, Myrtle Mae Emery, preceded him in death, thus he shared more of the burden with his father, brother and young sisters, in keeping their home. He was a true soldier of the home front. One on whose efforts will be sadly missed in the community. Harley always did more than his part cheerfully and willingly with a smile. He leaves to mourn his passing, his father, brother Beryl Franklin Emery, third class seaman of the United States Navy; sisters, Emma Katherine, Nelda Mae and Opal Irene Emery of the home; a devoted grandmother, Mrs. Emma Coshow; several aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives besides a host of friends numbered by all who knew him. The funeral service was held from the Christian Church at Kingston Friday, August 27th, at 2:30p conducted by Rev. James Heath. The body was laid to rest in the Kingston Cemetery, under the direction of Clarks.

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EMMA KATHERINE EMERY MAYES - 9/29/1925 to 3/23/1990

Emma Katherine Mayes, 64, Lawson, Missouri, died Friday morning, March 23, 1990, at Liberty Hospital in Liberty, Missouri. Mrs. Mayes was born in Caldwell county and lived most of her life in the Polo, Missouri area. Mrs. Mayes was a member of the Kingston Christian and the VFW No. 4179 Auxiliary, both of Kingston, Missouri. She married Clifford Mayes on November 24, 1947, in Hamilton, Missouri. He survives. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Opal Faye. Additional survivors are 3 daughters, Patricia A. Taff of Amarillo, TX.; Linda Mayes of Lawson and Barbara J. Eckles of Kansas City, Missouri; a brother, Beryl Emery, Kansas City; 2 sisters, Nelda Basett of Independence, Missouri and Opal Pickering of Hamilton, Missouri; and 6 grandchildren. The funeral was March 26 at Baily Funeral Home in Polo, Missouri. Burial was in the Kingston Cemetery, Kingston, Missouri.

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HOMER E. EMERY - 4/24/1890 to 12/31/1973

Funeral services were held Monday, December 31, from the Bracken Memorial Chapel on Ogallala for Homer E. Emery, 83, a resident of the Ogallala community since 1942. Mr. Emery died Saturday morning at Greeley, Colorado. The Rev. Stanley D. Rider officiated at the services with burial in the Ogallala Cemetery. He was born April 24, 1890 in Caldwell County, Missouri, the son of William and Mary Emery. He grew to young manhood and received his education at the place of birth. On September 3, 1911, he married Cora Senter at Clay Center, Kansas. The couple made their first home at Concordia, Kansas, where they remained until moving to Excelsior Springs, Missouri, in 1915. They moved to Ogallala in 1942 and had been residents of this community since that time. His wife preceded him in death in February of this year. Mr. Emery constructed and operated the Emery Hotel, now known as the Midwest Motel, and was engaged in that business until his retirement in 1954. He is survived by 2 sons, Harold of the Boulder, Colorado, and Lawrence of Greeley, Colorado, a daughter, Mrs. Maxine Hope of Excelsior Springs, Missouri; and by 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

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MAXINE LUCILLE EMERY HOPE - 2/24/1915 to 10/9/1997

Maxine Lucille Emery Hope, 82, Excelsior Springs, Missouri, died October 9, at the Excelsior Springs Medical Center. Funeral services were October 11, at the Prichard Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs. Burial in the Masonic Cemetery, Excelsior Springs. The family suggests contributions to the Barbee Memorial Presbyterian Church, Excelsior Springs. Mrs. Hope was born on February 24, 1915, in Concordia, Kansas, the daughter of Homer and Coral Senter Emery. On September 3, 1934, she was married to Virgil Hope, who preceded her in death on February 2, 1993. Mrs. Hope was a licensed funeral director and with her husband owned and operated the Hope Funeral Home in Excelsior Springs, retiring in 1971. She was a member of the Barbee Memorial Presbyterian Church and the CJPEO Excelsior Springs. She is survived by 2 daughters, Bette Carol Tompkins and Peggy Suzanne Babb, both of Excelsior Springs; 5 grandchildren, including Chris Tompkins, Excelsior Springs, Robert L. Babb, Kearney, Beth Babb, Excelsior Springs and 5 great grandchildren.

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