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Clayton Homer Kelb, age 92, of Carrollton, Missouri, passed away Thursday, June 12, 2008 at the Carrollton Life Care Center. Clayton was born June 14, 1915 in Lincoln, Missouri, the son of Fred and Ula May (Elliott) Kelb. He attended Black Oak School in Lincoln. The family moved to Carroll County in 1923. He married Myrtle Lucille Martens on August 9, 1937, and was married fifty years. Myrtle preceded him in death. He was married to Norine Fisher on November 28, 1987. She preceded him in death on December 10, 2001. He then married Marie Spotts and she survives at the home. Clayton farmed in Carroll County all his life. He retired from Union Wire Rope, a subsidiary of Armco Steel in Kansas City, Missouri, after twenty-five years. He also worked for Lake City Ammunition Plant. He was a member of the Carrollton Methodist Church and the IOOF in Carrollton. Clayton is also survived by two children, Gary Kelb and wife Sherry, Carrollton, Missouri; Janet Watts and husband Douglas, Blue Springs, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Tim, Matt and Andy Kelb, Jennifer Watts, Kelli Pryor, Molly Shalz, and Cindi Lee; one sister, Wilma Alexander, Norborne, Missouri; two brothers, Roy Kelb and wife Alvera, Carrollton, Missouri; Ralph Kelb and wife Opal, Fort Worth, Texas; stepchildren, nieces and nephews. His parents, an infant son, and one sister, Ruth Oster, also preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14, 2008 at Gibson Funeral Home, Carrollton, Missouri, with Reverend Bert Hughes officiating. Burial will be in Gilead Cemetery, Norborne, Missouri. Visitation will be from 12:30-1:15 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home prior to the service. The family suggests contributions be made to the Carrollton Life Care Center in memory of Mr. Kelb.
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)

Leona F. Kelley, age 76, of Carrollton, Missouri, died March 31, 1999, at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton. She was born December 14, 1922, in the State of Kansas, the daughter of Thomas R. and Zelma Naught Miller. She graduated from Wakenda High School. On September 6, 1956, she was married to Gene Kelley in St. Joseph, Missouri. He survives at the home. Other survivors include two daughters, Janis Baker, Odessa, Missouri, and Patti Lahmann, Potosi, Missouri; two brothers, Lloyd Miller, Carrollton, and Donnie Miller, Concordia, Missouri; one sister, Irene Endicott, Independence, Missouri; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Johnny, Harold, Earl and Tommy; and three sisters, Margie, Eva Lenore and Arvella. Graveside services will be 3:00 P.M., Saturday, April 3, 1999, at the Fairhaven Cemetery, Norborne, Missouri, conducted by Reverend Bert Hughes. Visitation will be from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M., Friday, at the Gibson Funeral Home in Carrollton. The family suggests contributions to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Fund in memory of Mrs. Kelley.
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)

Hattie Kerr, 75, died Saturday morning about 3 o'clock in the Atwood Hospital where she had been a patient for a few days. Mrs. Kerr, a well known resident of Bosworth, was suddenly taken ill on Thursday and entered the hospital here, but her condition failed to improve. Hattie L. Standley was the daughter of Barton (Bartlett) and Catherine (Forrest) Standley was born in Carroll County, October 6, 1875, and spent her entire life in the Bosworth community. In 1894 she was united in marriage with James Kerr who preceded her in death a number of years ago. To this union one son, H. H. Kerr of Kansas City was born. Mrs. Kerr, the last surviving member of her family was a member of Bosworth Methodist Church where the last rites were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment was in the Wharton Cemetery.
(Source: Republican Record on Friday, May 15, 1959)

Betty Jane Knott, age 84, of Carrollton, Missouri, passed away Tuesday December 4, 2007 at Carroll County Memorial Hospital. Betty was born September 11, 1923 in Carrollton, Missouri, the daughter of Emmett David and Della Francis Smith Simms. She attended school in Carrollton, Missouri. On March 29, 1940 she married Lewis Knott Jr. in Carrollton, Missouri. He preceded her in death. She worked at Banquet Foods for several years, and spent the rest of her life as wife, mother, homemaker and grandmother. Betty is survived by four children, Jackie Knott and wife Vaona of Carrollton, Missouri, Dixie Corbin, Carrollton, Missouri, Debbie Knott Carrollton, Missouri, and Donald Ray Simms and wife Glenda of Richmond, Missouri, six Grandchildren Tim Knott, Ted Knott, Tony Corbin, Rusty Simms, Angela Lewis, and Callie Simms, several Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren, and close friend Beverly Snyder. Betty’s parents two sisters Irene Eastridge, JoAnn Marotz and a niece Connie McCoy also preceded her in death. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday December 8, 2007 at Evergreen Cemetery, DeWitt, Missouri with Reverend Bert Hughes officiating. Visitation will be from 1-1:45 p.m. at the Gibson Funeral Home, Carrollton, Missouri. The family suggests contributions be made to H.E.L.P. Services Cancer Fund.
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)


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