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Bessie Ella Woolston Ramsey, age 96, of Carrollton, Missouri, passed away Thursday, March 11, 2004 at her home. She was born July 13, 1907 on a farm at Wakenda, Missouri, the daughter of Walter and Mary Hardwick Woolston. She lived in Carroll County all her life. She attended Rosebud School. On June 5, 1930, she married Clyde Wilbur Ramsey. He preceded her in death on August 8, 1959. To this union two sons were born, Lawrence Marvin Ramsey and Charles Everet Ramsey. She is survived by one son Charles Ramsey and his wife Donna, Carrollton, Missouri; five grandchildren, Beatrice Sue Moore and husband David, Smithville, Missouri, Maxine White and husband Bob, Lathrop, Missouri, Kenney Ramsey, Wellington, Missouri, Vicky Mendoza and husband Manuel, Marshall, Missouri, Ricky Ramsey, Belton, Missouri; two step grandchildren, Michael Shane Decker and wife Cherry, Independence, Missouri, and Rochelle Decker, Chicago, Illinois; ten great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister, Charles Woolston, Harry Woolston, Jim Woolston and Ruth Sanders; one son, Lawrence Ramsey and two grandchildren. Graveside services were at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 14, 2004 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Carrollton, Missouri with Carl Cowick officiating. Visitation was from 1-1:45 before the service. The family suggests contributions be made to the charity of one’s choice.
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)

Wanetta Reeves, age 84, of Stet, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at Carroll House. Wanetta was born January 9, 1924 in Carroll County, Missouri, the daughter of R. G. and Florence (Miller) Bales. She graduated from Stet High School. On June 28, 1941 she married E. E.(Ed) Reeves in Richmond, Missouri. He preceded her in death on March 20, 2003. Wanetta was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She and her husband had owned and operated Reeves’ Garage where she was the bookkeeper. Wanetta was a member of the Church of the Brethren in Stet and was a member of the Ladies Aid at the church. Wanetta is survived by two children, Larry Reeves and wife Sherry, Blue Springs, Missouri; Sandria Shields, Carrollton, Missouri; one brother, Ray Bales and wife Willie, Stet, Missouri; six grandchildren, John Berning and wife Trina, Marshall, Missouri; Glenda Carmack and husband Ron, Warrensburg, Missouri; Donna Gandhi and husband Jeramiah, Warrensburg, Missouri; Joy Becker and husband Jack, Carrollton, Missouri; Sarah Koechner and husband Doug, Liberty, Missouri; Timothy Shields and wife Rosa, Kansas City, Missouri; sixteen great grandchildren, and one great great granddaughter. Her parents, one brother, Eldred Bales, and one great granddaughter, Jadyn Catherine Fay Becker, also preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 15, 2008 at Gibson Funeral Home, Carrollton, Missouri, with Jason Frazer officiating. Burial will be in Wakenda Cemetery, Hardin, Missouri. Visitation will be from 1-2:00 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home prior to the service. The family suggests contributions be made to the Church of the Brethren in memory of Mrs. Reeves.
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)

Elizabeth Virginia Miller Renzelman, 85, of Liberty, Missouri, died Saturday, December 25, 2004, at Liberty Care Center. A funeral will be held Tuesday, December 28, at 1:30 p.m., at Gibson Funeral Home, Carrollton, followed with burial at Oak Hill Cemetery, Carrollton. Elizabeth was born January 1, 1919 in Carrollton, the daughter of Harry D. Miller and Myrtle Curtis, and lived in the Carrollton area a great deal of her life, also in California, Texas and Oklahoma. Elizabeth graduated from Carrollton High School in 1937. Elizabeth was married to Virgil Frederick George Renzelman in 1939. To this union one daughter was born, Judith Ann. Elizabeth was employed with the Beck and Harris Construction Company before retiring to Cleveland, Oklahoma. Elizabeth was a member of the First Christian Church, Carrollton, the Trotter Hustlers Club, the Forum Club, and served as a member of the board for the Carrollton Library. Their daughter, Judith Ann Endres, son-in-law, Frank Endres, her husband, Virgil and her sister Faye Marie Kinker, preceded Elizabeth in death. She leaves to cherish her memory one sister, Mary Catherine Miller Harper, Cypress, California, five nephews, John Miller Kinker, Raymore, Missouri, Harry Lee Kinker and his wife, Nancy, Adrian, Missouri, Curtis Milton Kinker and his wife, Beverly, Lenox, Iowa, Rick Lee Renzelman and his wife, Cindy, Pontiac, Illinois, Tabb Renzelman and his wife, Joyce, Raymore, Missouri, and four nieces, Shirley Ann Harper Bloom and her husband, Julian, Cypress, California, Mary Jane Kuhlman and her husband, Richard, Kansas City and Bella Vista, Arkansas, Martha Elizabeth Hutson and her husband, Bill, Franklin, Tennessee, and Loretta Renzelman Harding and her husband, Gary, The Woodlands, Texas; seven grandnephews, Brian Eugene Hutson, Kyle David Hutson, John Matthew Kinker, Todd Curtis Kinker, and Kyle, Craig and Jeffrey Renzelman; four grandnieces, Sandra Bloom Walker, Andrea Bloom Wells, Andrea Marie Kinker, Bethany Jane Kinker, Kari and Amy Renzelman and Whitney Harding; Five great-nephews, Bryan Walker, Tyler Joseph Hutson, Austin Brian Hutson, Ian Michael Wells, and Garrett Roberts, as well as four great-nieces, Sarah and Ashley Walker, Kelsey Wells, and Paige Roberts. The family suggests contributions to the First Christian Church, Carrollton, or the Carrollton Public Library.
The family will receive friends at the Gibson Funeral Chapel, Carrollton, Missouri, from 12:30-1:15 p.m., on Tuesday, December 28, 2004.
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)

Dr. William V. Robins, 81, passed away March 21, 2005. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri to William Paul and Marguerite Claypool Robins. After attending Baker University, he graduated from UMKC School of Dentistry. During WWII he served with the Army Dental Corps. In 1948 he moved to Carrollton and practiced dentistry for more than 50 years until his retirement in 1997. Dr. Robins is survived by his wife of 60 years, the former Kay Bauer. He leaves a son, Paul Robins, Prairie Village, Kansas. Survivors also include his daughter, Carol Berridge, her husband, David, their two children Ben and Kathleen of San Diego, California. Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 25, 2005 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Carrollton, Missouri. The family suggests contributions be made to the American Lung or Cancer Associations or the charity of your choice in lieu of flowers.
(Source: Gibson funeral Home)

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