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Ruth Marie Garr, 93, a former Mendon, MO resident died on Thursday, March 2, 2006 at the Pioneer Skilled Nursing Center in Marceline, MO. Funeral services will be held at the Gibson Funeral Home in Mendon, MO on Monday, March 6, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. Gail Brown officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Sunday, from 6 – 8:00 P.M. Burial will be in the Mendon Cemetery at Mendon, MO. Memorials may be made to the Mendon Cemetery. Ruth was born on January 5, 1913 at Mendon, MO the daughter of John Frederick and Elsie May McPherson Steinbeck. She graduated from the Mendon High School in 1930 and was married to Elson Livingston Garr on July 4, 1942 at Chillicothe, MO. Elson preceded her in death on November 25, 1988. Ruth was a Methodist and had been a housewife and homemaker. She is survived by one daughter, Judy Garr of Mendon, MO; three sons, Robert Garr and his wife JoAnn of Brookfield, MO, Richard Garr and his wife Jeanette of West Point, IA and Ronald Garr and his wife Lena of Mendon, MO; two sisters, Vivian Thornsberry of Sumner, MO and Erma McAllister of Mendon, MO; two brothers; John Steinbeck of Yucca Valley, CA and Joe Steinbeck of Lewistown, MO; eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Edith and Betty Lou Garr and Verna Duval, two brothers, Frank and Ed Steinbeck and one grandson, Kevin Yate. Pallbearers will be Robby, Josh, Aaron, Alex and Jon Garr and Blaine, Tyson, Ryan and Danny Bartlett.
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)
Leona Augusta Kornexl Garrison, age 88, formerly of Bosworth, Missouri, passed away Monday, March 22, 2004 at the Warsaw Health Care Center in Warsaw, Missouri. She was born November 6, 1915 in Akron, Colorado the daughter of Joseph and Grace Peters Kornexl. She attended Rockford Elementary School. On November 7, 1938 she married Charles Leroy Garrison in Brunswick, Missouri. He preceded her in death in May of 1971. She was a housewife and mother and worked for Banquet Foods in Marshall, Missouri from 1961 to 1980 except for a brief period from 1967 to 1971 when she lived in Topeka, Kansas and worked at Seamore Food, Inc. Leona is survived by four children; Joe Garrison, Topeka, Kansas, Rosemary McMahan, Warsaw, Missouri, Betty Saunders, Trinity, Texas and Larry Garrison, Warsaw, Missouri; ten grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren, seven step great grandchildren and three step great great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Anna Feichtner, Mary Hosl, and Katherine Holsted; and one son, Charles Leroy Garrison, Jr. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, March 27, 2004 at McCullough Cemetery, Triplett, Missouri with Pastor Jeff Maxwell officiating. Visitation will be from 12-1:00 p.m., at Gibson Funeral Home, Bosworth, Missouri on Saturday, March 27, 2004. The family suggests contributions be made to McCullough Cemetery in memory of Mrs. Garrison.
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)
Glaze, Minerva - wife of Lawrence Glaze, died 25 July 1857 in Carroll Co., Mo. She was born in Nicholas Co., Ky.; came to Mo. in 1834; married to her husband in 1835. Leaves husband and children. By Daniel Penny from Carrollton, Mo. [Source: "Missouri Pioneers County & Genealogical Records," vol. XVIII by Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard Woodruff; March 1973; tr. by GT Transcription Team]
Carl A. Goedeke, age 82, went home to the Lord on March 17, 2006. Carl was born December 21, 1923 on a farm east of Carrollton, MO to Carl H. and Louise Stiek Goedeke. He went to school in Carroll County and the University of Missouri. He resided in Carroll County most of his life. Mr. Goedeke was a Veteran. He served in the Army Air Corp during World War II. After serving his country her returned to Carroll County and went into farming. Carl raised cattle for many years and had an outstanding herd. He was married to the former La Junta Madeline Coleman. They are the parents of five children, Dan, Randy, D. Allen, Leslie Ann and Michael. During his life Carl was very involved in Immanuel Lutheran Church serving in various positions in the church. He taught Sunday School for 38 years, was on the church council, an Elder and an usher. Carl was active in his community and served on several boards including the Wakenda School Board, was on the Carrollton Township Board and was Assessor for Carrollton Township. Carl was predeceased by his parents and step-mother and two step-sisters. He is survived by his wife and sons, Dan, Randy and wife Jan, D. Allen, Michael and wife Tressa and daughter Leslie Calhoun, two daughters-in-law, Nancy and Janice. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and several cousins. Christian Burial will be conducted at Immanuel Lutheran Church at Carrollotn, MO on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at 10:30 A.M. Pastor Eric Swyres officiating. Visitation will be at the Gibson Funeral Home in Carrollton, MO on Monday, March 20, 2006 from 7:00 – 8:00 P.M. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Carrollton, MO. Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Radio Fund or Charity of Your Choice.
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)
Alexander Standley Goodson, Jr., age 83, of Carrollton, Missouri, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2008 at his home surrounded by his family. Junior was born October 7, 1924 in Carroll County, Missouri, the son of Alex S. and Minnie Bell (Custer) Goodson. He attended Trotter Grade School and graduated from Carrollton High School. On February 7, 1960 he married Ila Marie Lasser in Carrollton, Missouri. She survives at the home. Junior was a World War II Veteran of the United States Army. He was a farmer and had served as Carroll County Sheriff from 1955 to 1964. He was a member of the Carrollton First Baptist Church, Wakanda Lodge #52 AF AM, and a former member of IOOF in Carrollton. Junior is also survived by four children, Nancy (Goodson) Hedrick, Carrollton, Missouri; Debbie Goodson, Overland Park, Kansas; Cathy Goodson, Lenexa, Kansas; Lisa Goodson, Carrollton, Missouri; one sister, Patricia Hamlin, Fort Worth, Texas; four grandchildren, Joshua Hedrick, Dallas, Texas; Matthew Hedrick, Carrollton, Missouri; and Skyler and Kayla Goodson, Carrollton, Missouri. His parents and two sisters, Betty Moore and Nancy Fuller, preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 2, 2008, at Gibson Funeral Home, Carrollton, Missouri, with Reverend Chris Cox officiating. Burial will be in Carroll Memory Gardens, Carrollton, Missouri, with Military Services provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Pence-Lovell-England Post #1773 of Carrollton. Visitation will be from 7-8:00 p.m. Sunday, June 1, 2008 at Gibson Funeral Home, Carrollton, Missouri. The family suggests contributions be made to the Hedrick Medical Center Hospice Services or the National Kidney Foundation in memory of Mr. Goodson.
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)
GREEN – Mrs Almeda Snyder Skinner Green, 68, of 8107 Wilson, K.C., MO. Died yesterday (Nov.11, 1959) at Nevada, MO. She had lived in Kansas City about 40 years. She was born at Wakenda, MO. She leaves a son, William A. Snyder of the home; four daughters, Mrs. Irene Johnson, 11120 East Twenty-seventh, Independence; Mrs. Hazel McVay, Houston, TX; Mrs. Maxine Booher and Mrs. Bessie Booher, both of Knoxville, TN; a sister, Mrs. Edna Richardson, 545 Blue Ridge; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 o’clock Wednesday at the Sheil Chapel, 6606 Independence. Burial will be in Mount Washington Cemetery. Obituary from the Kansas City Star newspaper. Nov. 12, 1959. Almeda Snyder Skinner Green was born Almeda Manning in Wakenda, MO Sept 11, 1891 to William Green Har(t)grove aka/Manning and Sarah Ellen Adkins.
(submitted by Juanita Schneider)
wife of Lawrence Glaze, died 25 July 1857 in Carroll Co., Mo. She was born in Nicholas Co., Ky.; came to Mo. in 1834; married to her husband in 1835. Leaves husband and children. By Daniel Penny from Carrollton, Mo.
Source: "Missouri Pioneers County & Genealogical Records," vol. XVIII by Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard Woodruff; March 1973; tr. by GT Transcription Team.
Lula Marie Gregg, age 90, of Carrollton, Missouri, passed away Thursday, March 24, 2005 at Carroll County Memorial Hospital, Carrollton, Missouri. She was born January 18, 1915 in Leslie Township, Missouri, the daughter of William Ervin and Anna Stipes Marple. She attended Isom Grade School. On December 12, 1931 she was married to Floyd Lee Gregg in Carrollton, Missouri. He preceded her in death on January 13, 2005. She was a loving wife and mother. Marie was a member of the Mandeville Methodist Church. She is survived by eleven children; William D. Gregg and wife Martha, Carrollton, Missouri, Anna Lee Bahr and husband Fred, Carrollton, Missouri, Shirley Edwards and husband Leonard, McPherson, Kansas, Wade Gregg and wife Janice, Barnard, Kansas, Arnold Gregg and wife Judy, Bosworth, Missouri, Bobby Gregg and wife Janie, Bogard, Missouri, Jackie Gregg and wife Gayle, Carrollton, Missouri, Russell Gregg and wife Dianne, Oak Grove, Missouri, Sally Hanavan and husband John, New Castle, Indiana, Dorothy Allnutt and husband Randall, Trenton, Missouri and Esther Gregg, Carrollton, Missouri; five sisters, Ollie Dodson, Chillicothe, Missouri, Mildred Dodson, Higginsville, Missouri, Mary Frances Henry, Bogard, Missouri, Helen Tucker, Richmond, Missouri, Dorothy Jones, Cottage Hill, Illinois and one brother, William Marple, Carrollton, Missouri; nineteen grandchildren; twenty-nine great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter and several nieces and nephews. Her parents and one granddaughter, Tamara Faye Gregg, also preceded Marie in death. Funeral services were at 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 28, 2005 at Gibson Funeral Home, Carrollton, Missouri, with Pastor Jeff Maxwell officiating. Burial was in Ebenezer Cemetery, Bogard, Missouri. Visitation was from 7-8:00 p.m., Sunday, March 27, 2005 at Gibson Funeral Home, Carrollton, Missouri.
The family suggests contributions be made to the charity of one’s choice in memory of Mrs. Gregg.
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)
Helen Katherine Griffin, age 93, of Carrollton, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2004 at Carroll House, Carrollton, Missouri. She was born August 21, 1910 in Carroll County, Missouri, the daughter of Warren E. and Bessie L. Henderson Forsythe. She attended Star School and graduated from Tina High School, Tina, Missouri. On October 27, 1933, she married John Henry Griffin in Lexington, Missouri. He preceded her in death on August 15, 1984. Helen was a homemaker, wife and mother. She and John lived on a farm north of Carrollton, and in 1955 they moved to Carrollton, where they operated the Alis-Chalmer Farm Machinery dealership until they sold it in 1967. Helen was a member of the First Christian Church, Carrollton, Missouri, Victory Extension Club and was a 4-H leader for several years. Helen is survived by one daughter, Loreita Sue Colborn and husband, Richard, Carrollton, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Helen Forsythe, Grandview, Missouri; five grandchildren, Kevin and Pam Colborn, Norborne, Missouri, Jeri and Tim Burger, Carrollton, Missouri, Curtis and Jojean Colborn, Bogard, Missouri, Teryl Colborn, St. Joseph, Missouri, Lora and Ken McKee, Oak Grove, Missouri; sixteen great grandchildren, Kevin Dale Colborn, Brian, Jennifer and Kelsey Burger, Jason, Christopher, Ryan, Eric and Adam Colborn, Brandon and Dillan Colborn, Lesley, Tracy and Jason McKee and Colby and Kaitlyn Cowherd; and several nieces and nephews. Her parents, one sister, Eunice Forsythe and one brother, Hal Forsythe, also preceded her in death. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m., Friday, April 2, 2004 at the First Christian Church, Carrollton, Missouri with Reverend Joe Barone officiating. Burial will be in Carroll Memory Gardens, Carrollton, Missouri. Visitation will be from 12:30-1:15 p.m., Friday, April 2, 2004 at the First Christian Church, Carrollton, Missouri. The family suggests contribution be made to the Coloma Cemetery or the First Christian Church in memory of Mrs. Griffin.
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)
GROCOTT – Edith, a member of Marvin Chapel, MECS, died in Little Compton, Carroll co, Mo, 17 Aug 1877 … -- JJ Watts (Source: The St. Louis Christian Advocate; Compiled and Published by Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff, C.G.R.S.; Obituaries, July 1877 – Dec. 1879; 27 Aug. 1877; transcribed by Kim Mohler)
Mrs. John Guitar, Sr., 83, member of a prominent West Texas family died today in her home, 1508 North 1st Street, where she had lived for the past 42 years. Her death followed six months of failing health. Funeral will be held at the family residence. Rev. Harlie Woolard, pastor of the First Christian church and Dr. E.B. Surface, former pastor of the Central Presbyterian church will officiate. Burial in the Cedar Hill cemetery where her late husband was buried in 1936. Laughter-North funeral home is conducting arrangements. To Abilene in 1896 Mrs. Guitar was born Laura Hudson, the daughter of the late Mr. And Mrs. Repps Bedford Hudson, 26 June 1865 in Carrolton, Missouri. It was there she was married to John Guitar, 25 March 1890. The couple left Missouri in 1891 and moved to Texas, settling at Jefferson. They lived there only a short time before going to Ennis, Texas. From there they came to Abilene in 1898. In their first year here, Mr. Guitar built Abilene’s first oil mill and formed the Abilene Cotton Oil Mill Co. The mill burned in 1919. Mr. Guitar also held other interest in the cotton industry. These included compresses at Colorado City, Stamford, Seymour, Munday and Spur; and cotton gins at Abilene, Hawley, Tye, Merkel, Trent, Roscoe, Loraine, Colorado City, Westbrook, Coahoma, Big Spring, and Stanton. They were all operated by the Guitar Trust Estate, former by Mr. Guitar in 1923. Interested in the estate were Mr. And Mrs. Guitar and their eight children. Mr. Guitar set the Guitar Industries into operation in Hudspeth, Howard, Dickens, Shackelford, Jones and Taylor counties. He was interested in crude oil and gasoline refining and sale, serving as part owner of the Abilene Refining Company and owner of a Pine Street service station. Developed Real Estate. The Guitars were among the city's large owners of downtown business property and developed real estate on a large scale. Simmons Terrace, a 16 acre residential tract in northeast Abilene, was a Guitar development. Mr. Guitar died 7 April 1936. His death was also in the family residence, which, although it was built nearly 37 years ago, is yet one of the most striking residential structures in Abilene. Mrs. Guitar had been active in both church and club work. She was one of the earliest members of the First Christian church and had contributed much to the erection of the present church building. She was a charter member of the Woman's Club and had held membership in various organizations which met at the club building. She had been president of the Just-Sew Club since its organization. Survivors are three sons: John Guitar, Jr. of Abilene; Repps Guitar of Big Spring; Earl Guitar of Abilene; 5 daughters , Mrs. Guy Witherspoon, Sr. of Fort Worth; Mrs. Dennis E. Woods, 126 Merchant S., Abilene; Mrs. John C. Belcher of Upland, CA; Mrs. Kelly Polk and Mrs. Minor Alexander, both of Abilene; 22 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. St. Cloud Cooper of Fort Smith, AR; one brother, Will Hudson of Carrolton, Missouri.
(Source: The Abilene Reporter News Thursday, November 11, 1948. submitted by Gary & Leslie Kohler)
Name of Deceased: REBECCA ELIZABETH GREEN
County Name: Carroll State: MO Newspaper: Unknown Date: Aug 2, 1935
Submitters Name: Gina Houseworth
Obit: Rebecca Elizabeth Green, seventh child of John and Jane Blakeley was born at Steubenville, Ohio, August 27th, 1859 and departed from life August 2, 1935, at the Southside hospital in Carrollton, Mo., at the age of 75 years, 11 months and 5 days.
October 12, 1879 she was united in marriage to John M. Brammer and to this union three sons were born, James A., William A., and Clay P.
Of a family of eight children: four boys and four girls, she is survived by two brothers, R.J. and H.H. Blakeley both of Bosworth and also her three sons, James Arthur of the home, Clay of Bosworth, and William of near Sugar City, Colo. Also one grand daughter, Mrs. Lagerna Wilson, of Salida, Colo. Two step sons, James Green of Bosworth and Hillis Green of Olathe, Kansas., and also by three step grand sons and many other relatives and friends.
On October 2, 1900 she was married to John S. Green and reared three step sons, James, Hillis and Ben Green.
Retiring from the farm many years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Green moved to Bosworth. March 19th, 1924, Mr. Green departed this life and since then she has resided in Bosworth making a home for her son James Arthur.
She was an active and faithful member of the Bosworth Baptist Church, attending all services when physically able to do so. She was also a loyal member of the local Royal Neighbors and the Eastern Star Lodges.
As the years passed by Mrs. Green was known and referred to as "Aunt Becca". Not only her neighbors and close associates but those of the community in general, with love and high esteem spoke of her as "Aunt Becca". Her life has been very active in looking after the affairs of the home. Her hands always found labor to do from morn to night, yet she always had time to comfort those who were heavy laden and give assistance to those who were in need of a true friend. So, "Aunt Becca" had a special meaning to the citizens of this community. It stands for a mother's love, a living example of the Golden Rule, a friendship which lasts as long as a loving heart is able to pulsate with life, and moreover, it stands for a truly christian woman who reflected the life of the Jesus she loved and worshiped.
She was able to attend to her household duties within several days of her death, and her passing was a painful shock to everyone was not informed of the seriousness of her illness. Now that she has finished a life of service and sacrifice, it should be consoling to know that she is now receiving the recognition due a mother for services rendered with distinction.
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