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Linda Darlene (Fullerton) Jacobs, age 56, of Bogard, Missouri, passed away at her home on Sunday, March 13, 2005 after a courageous battle with cancer for three years. She was born November 6, 1948, in Chillicothe, Missouri, the daughter of James William and Alvina Ruth Fullerton. She was married February 3, 1967, to Keith Arnold Jacobs. She attended Chillicothe High School and graduated with the class of 1966. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Central Missouri State University in 1989. Linda was a teacher for grades seven through twelve at Bosworth School for the past fifteen years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandma and friend that touched so many lives. She was a person of faith, a fantastic cook and was one of the most generous people you could ever meet. She was a member of the Carrollton Methodist Church and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She is survived by her husband of thirty-eight years, Keith, of the home; her mother, Alvina Fullerton of Chillicothe; three daughters, Carrie and husband Kenny Downey of Chillicothe, Kelly and husband Jim Jenkins of Kansas City, Jan and husband Adam Shaw of Kailua, Hawaii; one brother, Lee and wife Jean Fullerton of Halton City, Texas; two sisters, Karen and husband, Clark Pugh of Excelsior Springs, and Mary Koenig of Chillicothe; one sister-in-law, Jane Ann and husband Gary Rix of Olin, Iowa; five grandchildren, Brittanee Jacobs, Seth and Kelsey Duvall, Harley Downey and Logan Shaw; six nieces and nephews, Elizabeth and Jaime Fullerton, Travis Evans, John Pugh, Allen and Justin Rix; one aunt, Betty Stinson of Brookfield. Several cousins also survive her. She was preceded in death by her father; one brother in infancy; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Charles and Mary Jane Jacobs; and her grandparents, Lula and Lester Stinson and Van and Jessie Fullerton. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 17, 2005 at the Carrollton United Methodist Church, Carrollton, Missouri, with Reverend Sandra Crater officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Carrollton, Missouri. Visitation will be from 7-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at Gibson Funeral Home, Carrollton, Missouri. The family suggests contributions to H.E.L.P. Services Cancer Fund or Bosworth School in memory of Mrs. Jacobs.
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)

Billie (Bill) Joe Jones, age 73, of Bosworth, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2005 at his home. Bill was born May 24, 1931 in Albany, Missouri, the son of Joseph and Nellie Stevens Jones. On March 3, 1956 he married Christine Kreuziger in Neuhausen, Germany. He served twenty years in the United States Army, in Germany, Okinawa, Korea, the United States and Vietnam. While in the army, he received the Army Commendation Medal and several letters of appreciation. He retired to Bosworth, Missouri, where he worked part-time at Tina-Avalon School as a custodian. He also worked as a mechanic in Utica, Missouri and at McRentals in Carrollton. He is survived by his wife of forty-nine years, Christine, of the home; four children, two sons, Billy and Cindy Jones, Bosworth, Missouri, Gary and Barbara Jones, Bogard, Missouri, two daughters, Sandy and Dave Lybarger, Carrollton, Missouri, Glenda and Mark Poindexter, Bosworth, Missouri; nine grandchildren, Dusty and Josh Lybarger, Angie, Billy John and Katie Jones, Kelsey and Alan Poindexter and Ryan and Cory Jones; and one brother, Vernon Jones, New Hampton, Missouri. His parents, one brother, Rusty Jones, two sisters, Lucille Eshleman and Goldie Soll, preceded Bill in death. Graveside memorial services will be on Monday, March 7, 2005 at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville, Missouri, at 1:30 p.m. The family suggests contributions be made to the family’s choice in memory of Mr. Jones.
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)

Polly Goodson Jones, age 84, of Carrollton, Missouri, passed away Thursday, August 6, 2009 at Carroll House. Polly was born February 13, 1925 in Carroll County, Missouri, the daughter of Otto and Viola Susan (Staton) Goodson. She graduated from Carrollton High School in 1943. On October 6, 1946 she married Sinton Jones, Jr. at the First Christian Church in Carrollton. He preceded her in death on July 26, 2003. Polly was a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell. She had also worked as a bookkeeper for Moody Motors and worked as a clerk under County Clerk J. B. Bittiker, Sr. She had served as a board member for the Carrollton Fire Department. Polly was a member of the First Christian Church of Carrollton where she had been a member of the choir, Christian Women’s Fellowship and Frances Sams Fellowship. Polly is survived by one daughter, Robin Farias and husband, Jorge, Carrollton, Missouri; two sisters-in-law, Patsy Jones, Carrollton, Missouri, Virginia Schenk, Springfield, Missouri; and two granddaughters, Catherine and Natalie Farias. Her parents also preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 10, 2009 at the First Christian Church, Carrollton, Missouri, with Reverend Larry Gray and Reverend Cheryl Sanders officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Carrollton, Missouri. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. prior to the service at the church on Monday. The family suggests contributions be made to the First Christian Church or H.E.L.P. Services Cancer Fund in memory of Polly. (Submitted by Jim and Marca Lee McInnes Murray)

Mary Caroline Jordan, 91, Hale, Missouri, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2006 at Carrollton Life Care Center, Carrollton, Missouri. Miss Jordan was born April 29, 1914, in Hale, Missouri, to Adolph Gustav and Mary Elizabeth Ritzinger Jordan. As a child, her family moved west, where they lived for a time in a sod house on their Colorado farm. She attended schools at Bunker Hill, Colorado; Clough Valley at St. Francis, Kansas; and Armel High School at Armel, Colorado, before her family returned to the Hale area. She graduated from Hale High School in 1932 and matriculated to Central Missouri Teachers College in Warrensburg. Miss Jordan began her teaching career at Little Compton School in 1934 and later taught at Willow Grove and Guillet. Following several years of teaching in country schools, she taught in the towns of Bosworth, Hale, Braymer, and St. Joseph. Of her 56 years in education, 24 were spent teaching at Hyde School in St. Joseph. She credited Supt. Calvin Deck, then at the Bosworth School, for encouraging her to finish earning her Bachelor of Arts degree during summer vacations She was of the Christian faith and a member of the Hale Baptist Church. Baptized at the age of seven in Colorado, she taught her first Sunday School class, the Nursery Class, when she was just eight years old. Organizations to which Miss Jordan belonged included Business and Professional Women, Classroom Teachers, and PTA. She was awarded an honorary lifetime membership in the Hyde School PTA at her retirement. In her later years, a former student, Dr. Jerry Chambers of Franklin County, wrote this tribute to her: "Miss Jordan--For all you taught us, for the guidance you gave us, and for how you loved us all, I thank you." Her giving philosophy is revealed in a favorite poem by Emily Dickinson:

If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.

Her parents and a brother preceded Miss Jordan in death in infancy, Hubert Wilson Jordan. She is survived by several cousins. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 9, 2006 at the Hale Baptist Church, Hale, Missouri, with Reverend Lee Borders officiating. Burial will be in Hale Cemetery, Hale, Missouri. Visitation will be from 6:30-8:00 p.m., on Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at the Hale Baptist Church. Mary had requested memorial contributions be made to Children’s Mercy Hospital in honor of Dwayne Mattox.
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)


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