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Aldean Marie (Deda) Fisher, age 36, of Carrollton, Missouri passed away Saturday, March 13, 2004 at the Carrollton Nursing Center, Carrollton, Missouri. She was born July 22, 1967 in Carrollton, Missouri, the daughter of Russell Dale Wells and Helen Marie Wohlgemuth McTiernan. She graduated from Bosworth High School, Bosworth, Missouri. On August 14, 1986, she married Roy Fisher in Carrollton, Missouri.  He survives at the home. She was a housewife and an avid horsewoman. She was a member of the Southside Baptist Church, Carrollton, Missouri. Deda is also survived by her mother and step father, Helen and Eugene McTiernan, Aurora, Colorado; her father, Russell Wells; one step son, Steven Fisher, Carrollton, Missouri; one brother, Charles Wells, Aurora, Colorado; two step brothers, David and George McTiernan, State of Colorado; five sisters, Christina Griffin, Hardin, Missouri, Tessie Harmon, Carrollton, Missouri, Jennie Chandler, Gunther, Oklahoma, Melody Wolf, State of Oregon, Pat Ruby, State of New Mexico; nieces and nephews, Tiffany Harmon, and Beth and Cara Griffin, Darren Harmon, Jason Fisher, Betty Ilene and several cousins. Her grandparents and her stepmother preceded her in death. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 16, 2004 at Gibson Funeral Home, Carrollton, Missouri with Reverend Lee Borders officiating. Burial will be in Fairhaven Cemetery, Norborne, Missouri. Visitation will be from 7-8:00 p.m., Monday, March 15, 2004 at Gibson Funeral Home, Carrollton, Missouri. The family suggests contributions be made to the family’s choice.
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)

Lucille Hansel Flynn of Carrollton, Missouri passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at the Carroll House at the age of 80. Lucille was born on a farm southwest of Carrollton on August 2, 1927. She was the daughter of William H. and Sophia Kase Hansel. She attended Fletcher Grade School and graduated from the Carrollton High School with the class of 1945.
She attended the University of Missouri and moved to Kansas City where she worked selling office machines. January 1969 she married John (Jackson) Flynn in Seattle, Washington. They resided in Northbrook, Illinois until Jackson’s death in 1972. Lucille moved back to Carrollton and worked at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital and in Chillicothe selling office machines until 1979 at which time she moved to Seattle, Washington to be near her sister and her family. After Lucille’s retirement, her final move was back to Carrollton in 1993 where she worked weekends and holidays at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital. Lucille was a member Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lutheran Church Evening Guild, Carroll County OATS Committee and a past member of the Carrollton Woman’s Club. Lucille is survived by two brothers and a sister, Glenn Hansel and Naomi of Carrollton, Harry Hansel and Doris of Hastings, Minnesota, Dorothea Hansel McDaniel of Kent, Washington, and a sister-in-law Jean Hansel of Minooka, Illinois. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and dear friends. Lucille was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers, Clayton Hansel Carrollton, Perry Lee Hansel Minooka, Illinois and Junior Laverne who died in infancy. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Carrollton, Missouri, with Pastor Eric Swyres officiating. A private family burial will be held. The family suggests contributions be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church Radio Fund or to the Carroll County OATS.
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)

A Carrollton, Missouri resident, 82 year old, Mrs. Ruth Ford, passed away, Friday, February 19, at her home. Ruth was born August 29, 1916 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota; the daughter of Clifford and Alice Verry Titus. She graduated from high school in Wayne, Nebraska. Ruth was married to Marion Ford on February 14, 1973 in Marshall, Missouri. He survives at the home. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Rebekah Lodge in Carrollton, MO. Survivors include her husband; one son, Clifford Cox, Omaha, Nebraska;one daughter, Carol Abbott, Campment, Wyoming; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Gordon Titus;Sharon Springs, Kansas and two sisters, Erma Williams, Wallace, Kansas and Alice Davis, Cheyene, Wyoming. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, and one grandson. Funeral services were held at 10:30 A.M. Monday, February 22, 1999 at the Gibson Funeral Home in Carrollton, MO with the Reverend Jim West officiating. The family suggests contributions to the Methodist Church in memory of Mrs. Ford.
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)



Mildred Loraine Frakes, age 75, of Carrollton, Missouri, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2007 at Carroll House. Mildred was born May 15, 1932 in Waverly, Missouri, the daughter of William and Muriel (Ash) Persinger. She graduated from Waverly High School. On November 7, 1947 she married James Lincoln Frakes in Waverly, Missouri. He preceded her in death on October 29, 2005. Mildred was a member of the Waverly Baptist Church. She had worked for F. M. Stamper Company and retired after twenty years of service at the Marshall Habilitation Center. Mildred is survived by two sons, Floyd James (Jimmie) Frakes and wife Glenda, Carrollton, Missouri, Raymond Michael (Sam) Frakes and wife Vicki, Bosworth, Missouri, four sisters, Mae Scribner, Vivian Sales, Ellen Winfrey, Betty Parker, one brother, John Persinger, all of Kansas City, Missouri, fifteen grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren. Her parents, one son, Lloyd Wayne “Buddy” Frakes, two grandsons, Chris and Todd Frakes, one great grandson, Jakob Bowen, and two brothers, Bobby and Jack Persinger, also preceded her in death. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at Gibson Funeral Home, Carrollton, Missouri, with Reverend Ken Prewitt officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Park Cemetery, Carrollton, Missouri. Visitation will be from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at Gibson Funeral Home, Carrollton, Missouri. The family suggests contributions be made to the family’s choice in memory of Mrs. Frakes.
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)


Ruth Evelyn Pitts Francis, age 101, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, passed away Friday, March 5, 2004. Ruth was born February 16, 1903 on the family farm west of Bogard, Missouri; the fourth child born to Samuel Davis Pitts and Estella Clair Traughber Pitts. She attended the Hood Grade School and graduated from Bogard High School. She became a member of Mandeville United Methodist Church at an early age. Ruth was married to Raymond Paul Francis on June 9, 1933 in Carrollton, Missouri; he preceded her in death on June 9, 1966. To this union was born a son, James Pitts Francis of Mount Prospect, Illinois and a daughter, Margaret Ann Francis Salna, Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is also survived by her grandsons, James Raymond Walter Francis and David Scott Francis of the Chicago, Illinois area; sister-in-law, Mrs. Bruce (Helen Rose) Pitts; nepews and nieces, Robert Pitts, Dale Pitts, Jerry Pitts, Donald E. Buzard, Norma Lee Sugg, Maxie Jean Todd, Spencer Francis, Frank Sloan, Donald Sloan, sister-n-law, Mrs. Herbert (Vera Corbin) Francis and her daughter, Mary Jane. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond P. Francis; one sister, Mrs. Norman (Beulah Pitts) Buzard; and two brothers, Raymond Pitts and Bruce Pitts. Ruth will always be remembered for her loving spirit, her zest for life, and love of family and home. She will be fondly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 P.M. Wednesday, March 10, 2004, at the Gibson Funeral Home in Carrollton, Missouri, with the Reverend Walter Brunner officiating. The family will receive friends from noon until 1:15 P.M. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Ebenezer Cemetery, Bogard, Missouri. The family suggests contributions to the Ebenezer Cemetery in memory of Mrs. Francis.
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)



Lester D. Frankum, age 76, of Carrollton, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2004 at Carroll County Memorial Hospital, Carrollton, Missouri. He was born October 23, 1927 in Mandeville, Missouri, the son of Jesse and Verna Wampler Frankum. He graduated from Bogard High School, Bogard, Missouri. He was in the United States Army from 1952 to 1954. On December 9, 1962, he married Shirley Snider in Carrollton, Missouri. She survives at the home. Lester followed the occupation of farming and was a member of the Mandeville Methodist Church. He is also survived by two sons, Doug and Mark Frankum, both of Bogard, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Melinda, Ashley, Cassie, Dylan, Kaylie, Shelby, Jordan and Dustin. His parents, two brothers, George and James, and one grandson, Christopher, preceded him in death. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m., Monday, March 29, 2004 at Ebenezer Cemetery, Bogard, Missouri with Reverend Ken Prewitt officiating. Mr. Frankum will lie in state Sunday, March 28, 2004 at Gibson Funeral Home, Carrollton, Missouri from 1-8:00 p.m. The family suggests contributions be made to the Carroll County Memorial Hospital, Carrollton, Missouri in memory of Mr. Frankum.
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)



Mrs. Mary Beulah Frock, 93, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1975 in Boerne, Texas. She was a former resident of Carroll County. Mrs. Frock was born on Dec. 6, 1882 in Bosworth, the daughter of James H. and Harriet Helm Humphries. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ilene Antrim, Boerne, Texas; two grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. at the Gibson Funeral Home in Carrollton by the Rev. Lanny Lybarger. Burial will be in Fairhaven Cemetery, Norborne.
(Submitted by Linda Craig)



A former Carrollton, Missouri, resident, Robert Gene Fry, age 58, of Belton, Missouri, died April 1, 1999, at the Belton Research Hospital. He was born July 25, 1940, in Carrollton, Missouri, the son of Robert Derald and Glendena Brown Fry. He attended Carrollton Grade and High School, graduating in 1957. He attended Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Missouri. He served in the US Army in Vietnam. He worked as a deliveryman for ARCO Pipeline for over 28 years, before retiring in 1994. He was a member of the Carrollton First Christian Church. On September 15, 1968, he was married to Jeanette Blasche in Pontiac, Illinois. She survives at the home. Other survivors include a step-son, Mitchell Blasche, Las Vegas, Nevada; a step-daughter, Jodi, and husband, Lynn Friesner, St. Louis, Missouri; his mother, Glendena Fry of Carrollton; and two step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father in 1998 and his grandparents. Funeral services will be 3:00 P.M., Monday, April 5, 1999, at the Gibson Funeral Home in Carrollton. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Carrollton. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M., Sunday, at the funeral home. The family suggests contributions to the Ararat Temple Wings of Mercy or the charity of your choice in memory of Mr. Fry.
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)



Nancy Fuller, age 78, of Carrollton, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at Carroll House. Nancy was born June 29, 1929 in Carrollton, Missouri, the daughter of Alex and Minnie Belle (Custer) Goodson. She graduated from Carrollton High School. Nancy attended Patricia Stevens College in Kansas City, Missouri. On July 2, 1950 she married Hugh Francis Fuller in Benton, Arkansas. He survives at the home. Nancy was a loving wife, mother and a homemaker. She was a high school secretary in Hannibal, Missouri for ten years. She was a secretary at St. Paul’s Episcopal Day School in Kansas City, Missouri, and co-owner of Fuller Marketing, Inc. in Carrollton, Missouri. Nancy had attended the First Presbyterian Church in Hannibal and Carrollton. She was a member of the Carrollton Woman’s Club, PEO Chapter EQ, and the Trotter Hustlers. Nancy is also survived by two children, William Alexander Fuller and wife Mary Elizabeth, Higginsville, Missouri, Cassandra Ann Berghager and husband Mike, Carrollton, Missouri, one sister, Patricia Hamlin, Ft. Worth, Texas, one brother, Alex Goodson, Jr. and wife Ila, Carrollton, Missouri, four grandchildren, Scott Phillips, Brooke Phillips, Will Fuller and Matt Fuller. Her parents, one son, Mark Edward Fuller, and one sister, Betty Goodson Moore, preceded her in death. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m., Friday, March 21, 2008 at Gibson Funeral Home, Carrollton, Missouri, with Reverend Fred Seba officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Carrollton, Missouri. Visitation will be from 6-8:00 p.m., Thursday, March 20, 2008 at Gibson Funeral Home, Carrollton, Missouri. The family suggests contributions be made to H.E.L.P. Services in memory of Mrs. Fuller.
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)

 

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