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Clifford Carroll, age 97, of Bosworth, Missouri, died Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at Carroll County Memorial Hospital. He was born February 25, 1909 in Carroll County, the son of Hugh Raleigh and Malinda Finley Carroll. He attended Rockford School. He married Treva N. Parker on December 8, 1927 in Paola, Kansas. She passed away June 5, 1974. He married Velma Minnis in 1976. Mr. Carroll lived his entire life in the Bosworth Community. He farmed for a time, and then became part owner of Bosworth Oil Company before retiring. He was an avid waterfowl and quail hunter and fisherman. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Bonita and O. L. Houseworth, Bosworth, Missouri, Betty and Fred O’Dell, Carrollton, Missouri, four grandsons, six great grandchildren and thirteen great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters, Maude, Lena, Kathryn, Goldie and Denzal, four brothers, Hugh, Joe, Bill and Melvin. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, March 25, 2006 at Gibson Funeral Home, Bosworth, Missouri, with Fred Seba officiating. Burial will be in Wharton Cemetery, Bosworth, Missouri. Visitation will be at 1:30 p.m., prior to the service at the funeral home. The family suggests contributions be made to Wharton Cemetery in memory of Mr. Carroll.
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home

Jerral Cary, age 69, of Brunswick, Missouri, passed away Friday, march 4, 2005 at the Veterans Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. He was born April 29, 1935, in Carrollton, Missouri, the son of Robert and Nannie Burton Cary. He served four years in the United States Air Force. He worked for Reisinger Produce Garden in Independence, Missouri and was a forklift operator for Jesco Lubricant in North Kansas City prior to returning to Carrollton. Jerry attended Carrollton Schools and attended the Assembly of God Church at an early age.
He is survived by five sisters and two brothers-in-law, Aileen McDonald, Independence, Missouri, Velma Elliott, Excelsior Springs, Missouri, Maxine Byers, Castle Rock, Colorado, Fanchion Bell and her husband Paul, Carrollton, Missouri, and Beverly Arnold and her husband Bill, Independence, Missouri; eleven nephews, five nieces and several great nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, Rutherford, Kenneth, Ercel, Charley and Bobby; one sister, Carol, three nephews and two nieces.
Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at Gibson Funeral Home, Carrollton, Missouri, with Reverend Bert Hughes officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Carrollton, Missouri. Visitation will be from 1-2:45 p.m., Wednesday, before the service at the funeral home. The family suggests contributions be made to the American Lung Association in memory of Mr. Cary. 
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)

Patricia Casey, 70, of Kansas City, MO passed away May 7, 2008. She was born in Taney County, MO on April 1, 1938, and lived most of her life in the Kansas City area. She is preceded in death by a son, Michael Casey. She leaves behind her husband of 52 years, DD Casey; siblings Dave Call and wife Naomi, Charlie Call and wife Bonita, Bud Call and wife Wilma, Nancy Newbill and husband Bob, and Donnie Call and wife Doris; Sons Thomas W. Casey, of Grain Valley, MO, and Robert Lee Casey and wife Betty of Lee's Summit, MO, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, as well as many other loving family members. Patricia worked for Lake City Ammunition Plant for 27 years. She enjoyed travel and playing horseshoes. She will be remembered with love by all she knew. Services will be held Friday May 9, 2008 at 7 PM at Missouri Funeral Care, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, MO 64133, a visitation will precede the service at 6 PM. Interment will be on Saturday May 10, 2008 at Noon in Branson, MO
(Source:  Gibson Funeral Home)

Robert R. Chenoweth, age 84, of Carrollton, Missouri, passed away Thursday, December 20, 2007 at the Carrollton Life Care Center. Robert was born March 21, 1923 in Carroll County, Missouri. He was married to his wife, Annie, in Englewood, Colorado. Robert had been a crane operator in heavy equipment construction. He was a member of the Carrollton Jehovah’s Witnesses. He was a veteran. Robert is survived by three children, Evelyn Henderson, Robert N. Chenoweth and Rolland E. Chenoweth. Robert was preceded in death by his parents and wife. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, December 28, 2007 at Gibson Funeral Home, Carrollton, Missouri, with Tommy Smith officiating. Burial will be in Brotherton-Little Adkins Cemetery, Wakenda, Missouri. The body will lie in state at Gibson Funeral Home from 1-5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 27, 2007. Contributions may be made to the family’s choice in memory of Mr. Chenoweth. They may be left at or mailed to Gibson Funeral Home, 201 S. Main, Carrollton MO 64633.
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)

Patricia Lee Cicio, 71, of Independence, Missouri, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2008, at the Research Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri. Pat was born July 24, 1936 in Norborne, Missouri, the daughter of Edward F. and Melva Paddock Nichols. She attended Norborne Grade and High School and college in Atchison, Kansas. On October 16, 1956 she was married to Joseph Cicio at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norborne, Missouri; a marriage that lasted 51 years. Pat was a housewife and Regional Personel Manager for the May Company, and was employed by Kansas City Internal Medicine for 17 years. She was a member of the Nativity of St. Mary Catholic Church in Independence, Missouri. Survivors include her husband, Joe, of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Joseph Edward Cicio and wife, Loretta, Kansas City, Missouri; one daughter and son-in-law, Gina Marie Wright and husband Stephen, Raytown, Missouri; and one granddaughter, Jennifer Lee Wright, Raytown, Missouri. Patricia was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Carrollton, Missouri with Reverend Ken Criqui officiating. The family will receive friends from 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. with the Rosary at 9:45 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery, Carrollton, Missouri. The family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society or to Masses at St. Mary’s in memory of Mrs. Cicio
(Source:  Gibson Funeral Home)

 

Shirley Ann Clark, age 72, of Bosworth, Missouri, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2008 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri. Shirley was born September 30, 1935 in Carrollton, Missouri, the daughter of William A. and Edith Marie (Adkins) Willis. She attended Carrollton schools. On December 12, 1954 she married Bob Clark in Carrollton, Missouri. He survives at the home. Shirley was a member of the Carrollton United Methodist Church. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Shirley is also survived by five children; Donna Marie Clark, Earl William Clark and wife Cherie, Carl Wayne Clark, Robert Luther Clark, Shiela Annette Wright and husband Brian, all of Bosworth, Missouri; two brothers, James Willis, St. Joseph, Missouri, Zeke Willis, Carrollton, Missouri; three sisters, Martha McBroom, State of Arkansas, Donna Bartlett, Carrollton, Missouri, Glenda Elliott, Bosworth, Missouri; six grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. Her parents, one brother, Billy Eugene Willis, and one sister, Ruth A. Willis Gastinaeu, preceded her in death. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at Wharton Cememtery, Bosworth, Missouri, with Reverend Bert Hughes officiating. An immediate family only visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday prior to the service at Gibson Funeral Home, Bosworth, Missouri. The family suggests contributions be made to the family’s choice in memory of Mrs. Clark.
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)

Norma Jean Clavin, 51, of Kansas City, MO and formerly of Brunswick, MO died on Monday, February 6, 2006 at the Liberty Hospital in Liberty, MO. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, February 11, 2006 at the Gibson Funeral Home in Brunswick, MO. Reverend Lanny Lybarger officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 – 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home on Saturday prior to the funeral. Burial will be in the Hazel Ridge Cemetery at Brunswick, MO. Norma was born on July 9, 1954 at DeWitt, MO the daughter of William Emmitt and Violet Kaiser Clavin. She graduated from Brunswick High School in 1972. Norma was a Slot Technician for Harrah’s Casino at Kansas City, MO. Prior to moving to Kansas City she had lived in Brunswick and had been employed by Conagra at Marshall, MO and Prenger’s Foods at Brunswick. Norma was a member of the Brunswick Christian Church. She is survived by three sisters, Sylvia Clavin of Brookfield, MO, Mary Ballew of Carrollton, MO and Leola Perkins of Salisbury, MO; two brothers, Don Clavin of Carrollton, MO and Orville “Bud” Clavin of Huntsville, MO and several nieces and nephews. Norma was preceded in death by her parents and one infant brother. Pallbearers will be Chris Scott, Carlos Torres, Marty Kendrick, Steve Hardwick, Travis Renzelman and Reigge Crose. Memorials may be made to: Hazel Ridge Cemetery or The American Diabetes Association.
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)

Walter S. Cox, Jr., age 77, of Carrollton, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at North Kansas City Hospital. He was born December 24, 1930 in Clearmont, Missouri, the son of Walter S., Sr. and Beverley (Dowling) Cox. He graduated from William Jewell College and Midwestern Baptist Seminary. On October 23, 1954 he married Norma Rae Salmons in Independence, Missouri. She survives at the home. Walter was a minister for fifty-three years. He served at the Calvary Baptist Church in Chillicothe, Missouri; Winigan, Missouri Baptist Church, Santa Fe Trail Baptist Church in Boonville, Missouri, Hardin First Baptist Church, Wheeling Baptist Church, Hopkins Baptist Church, Bosworth Baptist Church, Miami Baptist Church, and retired after fifteen years with the Carrollton First Baptist Church where he was also a member. Since his retirement he had served for several churches as an interim and supply minister. Walter had previously served as an Executive Board Member of the Missouri Baptist Convention. Walter is also survived by one son, Reverend Chris M. Cox and wife Tammy, Hardin, Missouri; two grandchildren, David Cox, Hardin, Missouri, and Brooke (Cox) Horton and husband Trent, Richmond, Missouri. His parents and one granddaughter, Courtney Michelle Cox, preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 1, 2008 at the First Baptist Church, Carrollton, Missouri, with Pastor Jeff Maxwell and Reverend Chris Cox officiating. Burial will be in Carroll Memory Gardens, Carrollton, Missouri. Visitation will be from 9:30-10:15 a.m. at the church on Saturday prior to the service. The family suggests contributions be made to the Missouri Baptist Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, or the Missouri Baptist Childrens Home in Peculiar, Missouri.
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)

Virginia Craig, age 85, of Carrollton, Missouri, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2008 at Carroll County Memorial Hospital. Virginia was born August 4, 1922 in Harrison County, Missouri, the daughter of Virgil and Opal (Shaw) Hamilton. She attended New Hope and Wooderson schools. On September 1, 1946 she married Clell Craig in Troy, Kansas. He survives at the home. Virginia was a loving wife and mother. She had worked for the Starliner Motel. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary in Carrollton, Missouri.
Virginia is also survived by two sons, Larry Craig, Ridgeway, Missouri, Gerald Craig, Mendon, Missouri, one sister, Louise Akins, Bethany, Missouri, two grandchildren, one step grandchild, and two great grandchildren. Her parents and one brother preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 21, 2008 at the Roberson Funeral Home, Bethany, Missouri, with Reverend Bert Hughes officiating. Burial will be in Sharon Chapel Cemetery, Mt. Moriah, Missouri. Visitation will be from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at Gibson Funeral Home, Carrollton, MissouriThe family suggests contributions be made to a charity of one’s choice in memory of Mrs. Craig.
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)

Leroy Cribb, age 69, of Carrollton, Missouri, passed away Thursday, March 18, 2004 at Carroll County Memorial Hospital, Carrollton, Missouri. He was born August 7, 1934 in Mercer County, Missouri, the son of Clarence Dale and Louise McKill Cribb. At the age of six years he came to Marshall State School in Marshall, Missouri. He was transferred later to Carrollton State School. In 1972 he was released and lived in different homes. For the past sixteen years he has made his home at the residence of Freeda Smart. He worked at Banquet Foods for fifteen years and worked at the Sheltered Workshop for ten years until he retired in 1996. Leroy was a member of the Southside Baptist Church in Carrollton. He is survived by one sister, Annette Mae Cribb; Freeda Smart and her family, Jettie and Jim Clemens, Johnny Smart and Carolyn Grimes; and numerous other friends.
His parents and one brother, Clifford Keith Cribb, preceded Leroy in death. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 20, 2004 at Gibson Funeral Home, Carrollton, Missouri with Reverend Lee Borders officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Carrollton, Missouri. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., before the service. Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association in memory of Leroy. 
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)

Mrs. Mabel Crispin, 86, of Bosworth, died Saturday, April 2, 1988, at the Grand Cariton Manor Nursing Home in Brunswick, Missouri. Mrs. Crispin was born Sept. 24, 1901 in Bosworth, the daughter of Joseph and Ida Wagy Stanley. She was married to Joseph Crispin on Feb 26, 1920. Her husband preceded her in death on Nov. 30, 1970.
She had lived in Bosworth most of her life except for a short time in Kansas City where she was employed by Kline's Department Store. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Bosworth.Survivors include three sons: Niles Crispin of Shawnee Mission, Kansas, Billie Crispin of Bosworth, and Gene Crispin of Lexington, Kentucky.; six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by a son, Jackie in 1978.Services were conducted at 1:30pm Monday at the Gibson-Rice Funeral Home in Bosworth, with the Rev. Lanny Lybarber officiating. Burial was in Wharton Cemetery, Bosworth.
(Submitted by Linda Craig)

CROCOTT - Edith, a member of Marvin Chapel, MECS, died in Little Compton, Carroll Co, Mo, 17 Aug 1877... - J J Watts
(Source: Extract from "St. Louis Christian Advocate" newspaper printed on August 27, 1877. Transcribed by Barbara Z.)

Jimmy L. Crose, age 81, of Carrollton, Missouri, passed away Friday, March 21, 2008. Jimmy was born January 21, 1927 in Bosworth, Missouri, the son of Gilbert L. and Edith (Wagy) Crose. He graduated from Bosworth High School. He was a United States Navy veteran serving in World War II from 1944-1946. On August 21, 1947 he married Vivian Elaine Hubbard in Kansas City, Missouri. She survives at the home. Jimmy was a farmer. He was a member of the Bosworth United Methodist Church, Rucker-McAllister American Legion Post #7, Brunswick, Missouri, Veterans of Foreign Wars Pence-Lovell-England Post #1773, and the Bosworth Masonic Lodge #597 where he was a Past Master. Jimmy is also survived by four children, Gayle Gregg, Carrollton, Missouri, Dianne Gregg, Oak Grove, Missouri, Gilbert Crose, DeWitt, Missouri, Patty Campbell, Bosworth, Missouri, two sisters, Judy Gregg, Carrollton, Missouri, Melissa Kemble, Bosworth, Missouri, two brothers, Reigge Crose, Bosworth, Missouri, Billy Crose, Bosworth, Missouri, fifteen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. His parents, one brother, Bob Crose, and one sister, Evelyn Gay Crose, preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 24, 2008 at Gibson Funeral Home, Bosworth, Missouri, with Reverend Fred Seba officiating. Burial will be in Wharton Cemetery, Bosworth, Missouri, with Military services by Veterans of Foreign Wars Pence-Lovell-England Post #1773, Carrollton, Missouri. Visitation will be from 1-1:45 p.m. on Monday prior to the service at the funeral home. The family suggests contributions be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Pence-Lovell-England Post #1773 in Carrollton or the Bosworth Alumni Association in memory of Mr. Crose.
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)

George F. Crutchley
Excelsior Springs, Mo., Dec. 11. – George F. Crutchley, formerly collector of internal revenue of the western district of Missouri, died at his home in Norborne early this morning. Crutchley was appointed by President Wilson June 4, 1916, and served until June 4 of this year.
Source: Joplin Globe (Tuesday, December 12, 1922) transcribed by FoFG mz

James N. Curtis, 85, of Beaumont, died Saturday, April 12, 2008 at Harbor Hospice House in Beaumont. A native of Wakenda, Missouri and resident of Beaumont since 1976, Jim was a retired Field Service Engineer with Electric Machinery Manufacturing, a division of Dresser Rand. He was a United States Army veteran having served in World War II. Along with being very talented in his field of expertise with Electric Machinery - Dresser Rand, Jim was an expert on operation of amateur (ham) radio. He enjoyed traveling all over the world for his job and spending time with his radio buddies. He was preceded in death by his parents, Velma (Adkins) and J. Otis Curtis; son, John Curtis; sister, Docia Curtis; and brother, Sam Curtis. Survivors include his wife of thirty-one years, Mae Curtis; children, Rick Curtis and wife Marsha of Lawrenceville, Georgia, Gerald David and wife Bonnie of Fairfax, Virginia, Carl David and wife Amy of Laguana Niguel, California, Darlene Hart and husband Albert of Silsbee, and Becky Owens of Northridge, California; sister, Jane Hartsock and husband Richard of Caplinger Mills, Missouri; twelve grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 18, 2008 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 3430 Harrison, Beaumont with Reverend Vickie Peters officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens in Nederland under the direction of Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A gathering of family and friends will begin at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2008 at the mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made in Jim's memory to the Trinity Foundation Fund at Trinity United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 5247, Beaumont, Texas 77726.
(Source: Broussards Mortuary)

 

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