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Clara Elizabeth (Betty) Saltsgaver, 86, of Carrollton, Missouri, passed away, Saturday, March 6, 2004, at Carroll House. Betty was born September 7, 1917 in Carroll County, Missouri, the daughter of William Cecil and Villa Marcilla Collier Marshall. She attended Dobson Grade School. On October 8, 1942, she was married to Orville H.(Babe) Saltsgaver in Carrollton, Missouri by Reverend G. L. Bush. Babe preceded her in death on March 12, 1980. Betty was employed by the Banner Biscuit Company in Carrollton for twenty-five years and later a caregiver in private homes. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Carrollton, Missouri. Betty is survived by two sons; Edward Lee Saltsgaver and wife, Joyce, Carrollton, Missouri, Douglas LeRoy Saltsgaver and wife, Jannie, Carrollton, Missouri; one brother, James Earl Marshall, Bradford, Ohio; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Glenn (Lucille) Marshall, Bradford, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Kerry Ann Branchcomb and husband, Rick, Delta, Colorado, Ricky Saltsgaver and wife, Cindy, Macon, Missouri, Bruce Saltsgaver and wife, Barb, Florence, Missouri, Ronnie Saltsgaver and wife, Emily, Aurora, Missouri, Lesia Bleck, Sedalia, Missouri, Libby Sue Lorenz and husband, John, Sedalia, Missouri, and Rusty Saltsgaver and wife, Shelbi, Otterville, Missouri; and twelve great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, William Russell Marshall, George A. Marshall, and Glenn Marshall; an infant sister, Aline Fay; and an infant brother, Raymond Cecil. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 11, 2004 at Gibson Funeral Home, Carrollton, Missouri with Reverend Jeff Maxwell officiating. Burial will be in Carroll Memory Gardens, Carrollton, Missouri. Visitation will be from 7-9:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at Gibson Funeral Home, Carrollton, Missouri. The family suggests contributions be made to the Carroll House Gazebo Fund in memory of Betty.
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)

Verlietta June Schenk, age 55, of Carrollton, Missouri, passed away Monday, December 20, 2004 at Carroll House, Carrollton, Missouri. She was born September 26, 1949 in Carrollton, Missouri, the daughter of French and Irmal Pennington Elliott. She graduated from Carrollton High School and received her LPN degree from Missouri Valley College, Marshall, Missouri. June attended the Southside Baptist Church in Carrollton and had been employed with Carroll County Memorial Hospital, Carrollton Nursing Center, Marshall Habilitation Center and Carroll House. She was a lifelong resident of Carrollton. June is survived by two daughters, Carla Schenk, Carrollton, Missouri and Kim Sharp and husband Chris, Bogard, Missouri; her mother, Irmal, Carrollton, Missouri; one sister, Jan Goedeke and husband Randy, Carrollton, Missouri; one sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ilene and Jim Paul, Carrollton, Missouri; two grandchildren, Cortny Cooper, Richmond, Missouri and Alex Cooper, Bogard, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her father. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, December 23, 2004 at Gibson Funeral Home, Carrollton, Missouri with Reverend Ken Pruitt officiating. Burial was in Big Creek Cemetery, Bosworth, Missouri.
Visitation was from 6-7:30 p.m., on Wednesday, December 22, 2004 at Gibson Funeral Home, Carrollton, Missouri. The family suggests contributions be made to H.E.L.P. Services Cancer Fund in memory of June.
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)


Frances Iona Johnson Scott, 89, formerly of Carrollton, died Wednesday, March 3, 2004 at the Jefferson City Manor Care Center in Jefferson City, MO where she has lived for the past three and one half years. She was born March 6, 1914 in Waverly, MO, daughter of Charles and Ruby Loney Johnson. On August 11, 1930, she married Raymond L. Scott, Sr. who preceded her in death on August 9, 1957. Also preceding her in death were her parents, a daughter, Betty Lou Scott, a sister, Lillian Tomlin;3 grandsons, Larry Whitmer, Gary Whitmer and Tony Whitmer; and one granddaughter, Sheryl Atherton. Frances Scott was a member of the First Baptist Church, Carrollton. She was a homemaker who enjoyed family, friends, and caring for her flowers. Survivors include 2 sons: Raymond L. Scott, Jr., Carrollton, Ronald L. Scott and wife Carol, Jefferson City, 2 daughters; Glenda Atherton, Sedalia, and Norma Whitmer, Many, LA; 3 sisters, Virginia Sedgwick, Kingston, LaVerne Sullivan, Lexington, and June Thorp, Grand Pass, 9 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren, and 10 great great grandchildren.
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)

Viola Marie Standley Scott, 101 years old, of Tucson, Arizona, and formerly of Bogard, Missouri, died Monday, March 6, 2006. Mrs. Scott was born June 28, 1904 in Carroll County, the daughter of J. Wyck and Annie Applebury Standley. She was a member of the Quakers. She attended the Bogard Public Schools and graduated in 1923 in the first graduating class. She attended St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Kansas City and graduated in 1928 with a R. N. Degree. She married Lawrence Scott in 1933 who preceded her in death. Her parents and one sister, Loreta Standley Isaacs, also preceded her in death. Survivors include nieces, Frances Johnson, Carrollton, Hazel Sprouse, Olathe, Kansas, and Martha Smith, Irving, Texas, one nephew, George Isaacs, Kewanee, Illinois. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2006 at 10:30 a.m., at Coloma Cemetery, Coloma, Missouri.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Coloma Cemetery.
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)

Virginia (Johnson) Sedgwick, age 91, passed away December 11, 2007 at Liberty Hospital. Virginia was born February 1, 1916 in Waverly, Missouri, the daughter of Charles and Ruby (Loney) Johnson. She attended Waverly schools, and moved to Carrollton in 1930. On March 21, 1934 she married Willis W. Sedgwick. He preceded her in death. They made their home in Carrollton raising four sons, and twin daughters. Virginia’s late husband’s occupation moved them to Liberty, Missouri area in 1957, and they lived there until retirement in 1974, moving back to Carrollton, where they made their home until her husband’s death in 1978. With Virginia’s failing health over the past few years, she moved to her daughter’s home in Polo, Missouri until it was necessary for full time health care. She moved to Ashton Nursing Home in Liberty. Virginia will be remembered by her family and friends for her loving kindness, and keen sense of humor. She will be sadly missed by her loving family and all who knew her. Virginia is survived by three sons, and twin daughters, Willis Wayne Sedgwick and wife Martha, Blue Springs, Missouri, William Wendell (Bill) Sedgwick and wife Shirley, Lake Worth, Florida, Jackie Lee Sedgwick, Sr. and wife Judy, Camden Point, Missouri, Elizabeth Fay Covey and husband Rick, Polo, Missouri, Virginia Kay Cooper and husband Terry, North Kansas City, Missouri, two sisters, Laverne Sullivan, Lexington, Missouri, June Charlene Thorp and husband John, seventeen grandchildren, twenty-two great grandchildren, five great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Her parents, and two sisters, Lilian Tomlin and Francis Scott, and one son, James (Jim) Sedgwick, also preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 16, 2007 at Gibson Funeral Home, Carrollton, Missouri, with Reverend Ken Prewitt officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Carrollton, Missouri. Visitation will be from 1-1:45 p.m., at the funeral home prior to the service on Sunday. The family suggests contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association in memory of Mrs. Sedgwick.
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)

Joel H. Shirley
Newspaper: The Glasgow Weekly Times, Thursday
Date: January 22, 1857
Submitters Name: Kathy McDaniel

Obit: --Dead. Mr. Joel H. Shirley, (son of Maj. J. A. Shirley, of Fayette,) died at the residence of Mr. Turner, in Carroll county, on the 12th inst., of Erysipelas. He was on a business tour for a St. Louis house, when he was taken sick, and died. His remains were brought to Fayette for interment.  He was a very promising young man, and many friends join with afflicted relatives in deploring his early death.


Helen Lucille Sires, 86, of Brookfield, MO and a former Brunswick, MO resident died on Thursday, May 15, 2008 at the Life Care Center in Brookfield, MO. She was born on May 28, 1921 at Chariton County, MO the daughter of Everett and Helen Hedrick Billups. She was married to Jack Sires on December 6, 1941 at Brunswick, MO. Jack preceded her in death on October 17, 1996. She had been a housewife and a homemaker. She had been active in the Northwestern School activities, FFA and the 4H Club. She had been a member of the Triplett Christian Church and later a member of the Brunswick Christian Church and a member of the Rucker-McAllister Post #7 American Legion Auxiliary at Brunswick, MO. She is survived by one son, William Everett Sires of Brookfield, MO; two foster daughters, Liz Pape Smith of Brookfield, MO and Kay Pape Buck of Ashland, MO; three sisters, Willie Triplett of Kansas City, MO, June Sowder of Chillicothe, MO and Darlene Breeden of Chillicothe, MO; four foster grandchildren and three foster great- grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one son, Dennis Ray Sires, two sisters, Alice Welch and Dorothy Jean Billups, two brothers, Eddie Billups and Wayne Everett Billups. Funeral services were held at the Gibson Funeral Home in Mendon, MO, Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 9:30 A.M. Reverend Lanny Lybarger officiated. Burial was in the McCullough Cemetery at Triplett, MO. Pallbearers were Terry, Dave, Bob and Billy Bob Smith, and Bill and Jason Buck. Memorials may be made to: McCullough Cemetery or the Triplett Christian Church.
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)

Wilma Pauline Smith, 74, of Waverly, Missouri, passed away Friday, March 12, 2004, at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital. She was born July 4, 1928 in Carroll County, Missouri, the daughter of Paul and Daisy Trusty Yake. She attended Mayview Country School, Dieterich Grade School, and graduated from Carrollton High School. She received her teaching certificate from the Teacher’s College in Warrensburg, Missouri. Pauline taught both in Carey and Wood Schools. On April 24, 1949 she married Robert Evans Smith in their future home. They celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary in April of 1999. Pauline was a housewife, devoted wife, loving mother, and volunteered to work with children and youth in 4-H and United Methodist Youth. She was a member of the Carrollton United Methodist Church, Thompson Chapel Methodist Church, and the Waverly United Methodist Church. She served as a Sunday School Teacher and held several local and district offices in the United Methodist Women’s Organizations. Pauline was also a member of the Hazel Hill Extension Club, Modern Homemakers, Waverly Breakfast Club, Amicitia Club, and a charter/life member of the R.A.O. Pauline is survived by her children, Ellen and Kenny Davis, of Carrollton, MO, Wayne and Annette Smith of Carrollton, MO, Paula and Greg Culp of Gilbert, AZ, Jerry and Luci Smith of Carrollton, MO, and Rocky Smith, of Kansas City, MO; one brother, Glen Yake and his wife, Betty, Bogard, MO; one sister, Doris White and her husband, Bill, Bogard, MO; fourteen grandchildren, Wade, Matt, Daisy, Kristi, Jesse, Jacob, Nellie, Abbie, Anna, Cydney, Jessica, Betsy,& Gabriel, and Sylvia; five great-grandchildren, Drew, Cawyer, Luke, Gracie, and Clara; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her loving husband on November 20, 2003, her parents, and one sister, Frances Phillips. Funeral services were held on Monday, March 15, 2004 at 3:00 p.m. at the Carrollton United Methodist Church with Reverend Robert Payne and Reverend Sandra Crater officiating. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Carrollton, Missouri. The family suggests contributions to the A.L.S. or the charity of the family’s choice and they may be left at or mailed to the Gibson Funeral Home, 201 South Main, Carrollton, Missouri 64633.
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)

Helen Louise Sowers, 97, of Brunswick, MO, died on Thursday, May 22, 2008 at the Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall, MO. She was born on August 27, 1910 at DeWitt, MO the daughter of James Edward and Ollie A. Neblock Duncan. She attended grades one thru nine in DeWitt Public Schools after which she attended Brunswick High School three years graduating in 1928. Helen was married to Wesley O. Sowers on June 9, 1940 in Carrollton, MO. Wesley preceded her in death on April 8, 1993. In the summer of 1954 she graduated from Central Missouri State University at Warrensburg with a BS in Education. Helen taught seven years in Rural Schools and thirty-three years in Public Schools at Brunswick, Triplett, Keytesville, North Kansas City and Salisbury where she retired from in 1973 after a total of forty-one years teaching. She was a member of the Brunswick Baptist Church, Local MO Retired Teachers Association, District and National Retired Teachers, Delta Kappa Gamma(Educator’s Honorary Society) NU Chapter, Missouri State Teachers Association, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Central Missouri State College Alumna, Brunswick Senior Center and American Legion Auxiliary Rucker-McAllister Post #7 at Brunswick, MO. She is survived by cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 1:30 P.M. at the Gibson Funeral Home in Brunswick, MO. Reverend Lanny Lybarger and Reverend Wendell Turner officiated. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery at DeWitt, MO. Pallbearers were Jack Baxley, Hurley Fugett, Eddie Reichert, Eric Sowers, Ted Delozier, Leonard Dockstader and Don Riddle. Memorials may be made to: Brunswick Baptist Church, Brunswick Public Library or to the Charity of your choice.
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)

Death of Mrs. Standley
Our community was shocked Wednesday mornings to learn of the death of Mrs. B. Y. Standley, who died at her home southeast of Carrollton Tuesday night about 10 o'clock, aged 31 years, 8 months and nine days. Mrs. Standley was the former Miss Effie Arnold. was born and reared in Carrollton. She attended the Carrollton public schools, from which she was graduated, and then she taught school in Carrollton for a number of years. In March of 1903 she was united in marriage to B. Y. Standley. Two children were born of this union. a boy, aged 3 years, and a little girl only 10 days old, and at times she would appear better, but again take a turn for the worse, until the tired body could not stand unequal fight, and death came to end her suffering. The above is a synopsis of the life and death of one of the very best specimens of true womanhood that Carrollton has ever produced. The writer had known Effie Arnold ever since he was old enough to know anybody, and by being thrown near together in earlier years, he formed a deep friendship for her that has lasted all these years. She was of a quiet yet happy disposition, and was a true friend to all who knew, her. She accepted life as it came and tried to make it brighter and happier for all with whom she came in contact. She united with the Christian church in her girlhood, and while she lived in town, she could always be found in her sequestered seat every Sunday. She will be missed by ?????? by her old time friends ?????? and her memory will have a warm place in the hearts of all who knew her. The funeral was held at the Christian church this (Thursday) afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Elder C.C. Taylor, after which the remains were taken to the Oak Hill cemetery for internment.
(Source: Republican Record--September 7, 1905)

Mrs. Geo. E. Stanley of Wakenda died about noon Tuesday.
Chariton courier. (Keytesville, Chariton County, Mo.), April 27, 1906, Image 3


Bartlett C. Standley B.C. Stanley, one of the oldest and most respected of the pioneer citizens died at the home of his son, J.S. Stanley Saturday morning February 18, 1915 after a lingering illness. Funeral services were held at the residence on Sunday afternoon, 2 o'clock by Rev. Enyeart, after which his remains will be laid to rest in Wharton Cemetery. The deceased was 81 years old 10 months and 4 days. He was married in 1857 to Miss Nancy Mahoney, and to this union two children was born. George died while still young and Mrs. Julia Helm who now resides in Earlsboro, Oklahoma. His wife, Nancy, died in 1864. He was again married in 1869 to Catherine Miles and to them three children were born one dying in infancy and the two surviving are J. S. Stanley and Mrs. Hattie Kerr, Bosworth. His wife died in 1906. He is survived by one brother, George Standley of Bosworth, and three children, fourteen grand children and thirty great grandchildren. The deceased was a man who in his life had fortunes and misfortunes, and the battles of life he fought manly and gallantly. The memory of him will linger long ;especially with those who knew him. The Sentenial extends sympathy to the bereaved. Card of Thanks: We desire to extend our sincere and heartfelt thanks to our neighbors and friends for the assistance and kindness during the sickness and death of our father B. C. Stanley. Bartlett was born April 8, 1833 and died February 13, 1915
(Submitted by Linda Craig)


Old Settler Dies
David Standley Passed Away at 9:25 Thursday Morning
David Standley, a citizen of Carroll County for 77 years, died Thursday morning at 9:25 o'clock at his home in this city. Deceased was the son of James Standley who came to this county from North Carolina 100 years ago. The deceased was born on a farm 2 1/2 miles northwest of Carrollton May 17, 1842, and lived his entire life on the farm where he was born. When a young man, he was married to Miss Lou Diegel. One child was born of this union, dying in infancy. His wife also died at an early date. Since then "Uncle Dave" as he was known, lived alone on his farm until he became ill more than a year ago. At that time he came to town and had remained every since. Friday of last week he became much worse and death came Thursday morning. Funeral services at the Trotter church Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock, conducted by Rev. T. L. West. He was buried at the Trotter Cemetery.
(Source: Carrollton Democrat, May 19, 1919)


Elihu Standley was born in the state of North Carolina February 5, 1805; came to this state in 1819 and died at his home near Rusch Chapel in Carroll County, May 1, 1879. He professed religion and joined MECS in 1851...Few men had more influence in or out of the church...May a double portion of his spirit fall upon his children. - Albert T. Lewis.
(Source: Missouri Obituaries July 1877-Dec. 1879 Volume 4 page 89. Compiled and Published by Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff, C.G.R.S. publisher "Missouri Pioneers and Missouri Miscellany in 1885.)


Forrest Standley and Everet Taggart lost their lives at Marceline. Bodies found early Monday morning beside railroad tracks.
Forrest "Fat" Stanley and Evert "Red" Taggart, both of Bosworth, were killed by a Santa Fe train either late Sunday night or early Monday morning at Marceline. There were no witnesses to the accident and no one knows just how their deaths occurred. The men were said to have boarded the east bound Santa Fe train No 2 at Bosworth and were riding the line when discovered and put off at Marceline. This train is due at Carrollton at 8:35pm and arrives a few minutes later at Bosworth, arriving at Marceline at 9:40pm.The men were not seen from the time they were put off at Marceline until 1:50 o'clock Monday morning when James Jefferson, Sr., who is employed at the Santa Fe coal chute found the bodies of the dead men lying west of the east main line tracks, south of the Santa Fe station. A first report heard here that those men had committed suicide was not given credence by special officers of the Santa Fe. It was the opinion of the special officers that the men, while not drunk, had been drinking and after being found getting a free ride on the train and put off at Marceline had walked down the tracks and gone to sleep on the tracks. The actual facts will probably never be known. Forrest Stanley, a son of J.S. and Ida Stanley, was born in Carroll County, Mo., October 13, 1897, departed this life August 5, 1935, age 37 years, 9 months, and 22 days. Early in young manhood he was employed as a pipeline worker and continued in this occupation until the depression caused a discontinuation of improvement in pipeline construction. His brother, Ernest Stanly, was killed in a railroad crossing accident in Bosworth, June 14, 1920 when a car in which he was riding collided at the Santa Fe station crossing with a passenger train. Forrest Stanley was a big hearted fellow, kind, and sympathetic. He was always willing to oblige and accommodate a friend. He is survived by three sisters: Mrs. Ola Jones of Bosworth, Mrs. Iva Hubbard of Leachville, Arkansas, and Mrs. Mabel Crispin of Bosworth. The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Crispin, conducted by Rev. W.W.Clay. Interment at Wharton Cemetery.
(Submitted by Linda Craig)


Aged Citizen Dead At Bosworth
Injury Proved Fatal to Pioneer Settler of Carroll County: Funeral Tuesday Morning
George Standley, one of the oldest citizens in Carroll County, died at his home in Bosworth, Sunday. Mr. Standley fell in the basement of the Brown Pharmacy at Bosworth Tuesday of last week, injuring the base of his skull, a limb, an arm. He was also injured internally. He was rendered unconscious by the injury and never regained his senses up until the time of death. George Standley was born in the vicinity of Bosworth and at the time of death was 85 years 6 months and 23 days of age. He spent his entire life in that section of the county and was the only surviving member of a large family. His life dates back to the days when this county was in the making and he shouldered his share of the responsibilities which were essential in order to develop, a then new territory. After his early struggles Mr. Standley acquainted himself with the agriculture pursuit which he followed most of his life. He was married in the earlier part of his life to a Mrs. Winfrey. He is survived by two step-sons George W Winfrey of Indiana, Lee Winfrey of Bosworth, and one step-daughter Mrs. John Gaddy of Kansas City. There are many nieces and as many nephews as well as other relatives to mourn the passing of the venerable citizen while visiting in Indiana during the earlier years of his life, Mrs. Standley united with the Christian church. He kept the fa8ith earnestly during his life and has held offices in the church of his faith. He was a kindly man and "Uncle George" as he was known to his friends, always was among those that donated toward the causes that had a tendency to uplift his community. He was one of the few of the honored pioneers that remain and his life has been such that the good radiating there from will continue to pass down thru the years yet to come.
Funeral services were held from the Christian Church in Bosworth Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Williams, pastor of the Methodist church. Interment was made in Wharton cemetery in the vicinity of Bosworth.
(Source: Carrollton Democrat. Dec 1925)


Heart Attack Proved Fatal to P. B. Standley Afternoon Friday
The many friends of P.B. Standley in Carrollton were shocked shortly afternoon Friday when it was announced that this well known citizen died from a heart attack. During the early part of the morning Mr. Standley was seized in the grip of a severe heart attack while at the First National Bank. An ambulance was called and he was removed to his West Washington street home. He rallied and it was apparent his condition had improved until another attack took him away from his loved ones and brought an end to a successful life. Pritchard B. Standley was born on August 9, 1861 in Carroll county, Missouri, the son of William and Sarah (Magard) Standley. His paternal grandfather, James Standley, came from North Carolina to Carroll County, Missouri on November 13, 1819, and took up large tracts of land, subsequently donating to the town of Carrollton eighty acres and the city of Carrollton is mostly built on this tract of land. He was one of the first settlers in the county and one of the influential men of his time. P. B. Standley was reared on his father's farm and educated in the common schools. He worked on the farm from boyhood and at the age of twenty-two began farming for himself on the land which he later owned. The Standley farm is one of the old landmarks and one of the first improved farms in the county. Mr. Standley was a progressive farmer and prospered in his operations. A number of years ago he retired and moved to Carrollton.
Mr. Standley was married on May 13, 1883 to Catherin F. Forman, who was born and reared in Linn County, Missouri, the daughter of L. T. Forman. Mr. Standley is survived by his widow. Children born to the union were: William M., Jewel and Melvin, Cecil L., who died a number of years ago, and Martin M. He was a member of the Christian Church. The vicinity of Carrollton numbered no more progressive or useful citizens, nor one who had the good of the community more at heart that P. B. Standley. His life was one of honesty and strength of character and his sudden death is deeply deplored by those who knew him. Funeral arrangements have not been completed and will be announced in a later addition. Next addition not submitted but from wife's obit that follows we do know that he was buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery.
(Submitted by Linda Craig)


Mrs. P. B. Standley Dies Wednesday at Atwood Hospital
Mrs. P. B. Standley, a well known resident of the Carrollton community passed away at 1:30 Wednesday morning at the Atwood Hospital. She had been a patient at the hospital for one week having entered March 14 after falling at her home and suffering a broken hip. Catherine Foreman Standley, the daughter of Major James and Mary Johnson Foreman was born Dec. 6, 1864 in Linneus, Missouri. She grew up in this community and attended the schools there. On May 18, 1883 she was married to P. B. Standley of Carrollton. Immediately after their marriage they moved to Carrollton where she had since made her home. To the above union seven children were born, six of whom preceded her in death. Hus husband died Dec. 19, 1930. She is survived by one son, Lowell, a brother, Cooper Foreman of St. Louis, two sisters, Mrs. Verge Denbo of Kansas City and Lydia Archer of Harrison, Arkansas, and six grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Two brothers and three sisters preceded her in death. She was a member of the Christian church of Carrollton.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Standley-Gibson Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Powell. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Standley, before her death, requested no flowers, but instead the money be turned over to the Crippled Children’s fund.
(Submitted by Linda Craig

Death of Lee Standley
Former Carrollton Man Passed Away at St. Joseph Hospital Saturday Afternnon, Burial Here
Robert Lee Standley, for many years a Carroll County resident died at state hospital No. 2 at St. Joseph Saturday shortly after noon. He had been at St. Joseph for treatment during the past several years. The body arrived in Carrollton over the Burlington Sunday and was taken to the Standley and Gibson funeral home. Funeral services were held from that place Monday afternoon by Rev. G. L. Bush. Interment was made in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Robert Lee Standley
Robert Lee Standley was born November, 1866 in Carroll County, Missouri. He was the youngest son of William and Sarsh Standley and a brother of John Henry Standley who passed away last week. Of the familton of eleven children only two brothers now survive, Benjamin Y., and Pritchard B. Standley of Carrollton.
The body was laid to rest in the family lot at Oak Hill cemetery.
(Source: Carrollton Democrat, Dec. 25, 1925)


William Standley, Born in Carroll County in 1822, Breathed His Last Wednesday Night
William Standley, the oldest native born citizen of Carroll County, breathed his last Wednesday night at 12:00 o'clock at his home one half mile southeast of the court house. The cause of death is given by his physician as that of old age. Mr. Standley was born in a log cabin located where now stands Kennedy Farnham's greenhouse. His father, James Standley, came to this county from North Carolina on November 13, 1819. January 29, 1822 William Standley was born in the log cabin his father had built, and now within the corporate limits of Carrollton. Five days after the birth of William Standley his mother died, and his grandfather took the little babe and kept him until he was 15 years of age. Mr. Standley's schooling was only such as could be obtained in those early days. The only school here during his early boyhood was the one taught by Mrs. Forger and Henry B. Roy, in the old log court house on the north side of the square. After he grew into manhood Mr. Standley located a short Distance southeast of Carrollton and began farming. Except for a period of 18 months spent in California in the early 50's, Mr. Standley lived the entire eighty years of his life within two miles of the place of his birth. In March 1845, Mr. Standley was married to Miss Sarah Maggard. Of this union eleven children were born, five of whom are still living. John H. of Eureka Springs, Ark., B.Y., B.P., and R. Lee, of Carroll county. Mrs. Standley died in 1866. William Standley was as closely identified with the early history of Carroll County as any man. When he was born the county had not been named, but three years before had been sectionized. At this time scarcely a hundred people lived within the bounds of what is now Carroll County. In 1833, when the county was organized Mr. Standley was a lad of eleven years. Pryor to Mr. Standley's death he was one of four men living who attended the first Fourth of July meeting ever held in Carrollton--the other three were, Dr. L. Tull, Harvey Graham of Texas, and John Minnis of Oklahoma. As Mr. Standley's entire life was spent in the vicinity of Carrollton, of course all the older settlers were familiar with his life. From all these came the same words--he was a good citizen and a good man. During the life of all our citizens his figure was a familiarly one on our streets, and until the past few months seldom was there a day that he was not seen in the city. In his younger days he had accumulated a fortune, and in his declining years he lived at his ease. He was of a rather retiring disposition, yet he loved to talk of the early history of the county, and many were th interesting incidents he could relate of the happenings here when the country was a wilderness. A few months ago, bent with age, Mr. Standley began to fail rapidly. His familiar face was seen on our streets less frequently; then he became too feeble to come at all, yet few thought he was so near death's door. This week for the first time did it become known that his end was so near. But the body was worn out and at midnight, Wednesday, September 18, 1901 he breathed his last. The body was taken from his home to that of his son, P.B. Standley, 1 1/2 miles southeast of Carrollton, where, on Friday morning at 10 o'clock the funeral services will be held. He was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery.
(Submitted by Linda Craig)

Beverly Stanford. On February 28th, surrounded by her loving family, Beverly A. Stanford left the betters of this world behind and joined her Heavenly Father. Bev touched lives across the United States and no one remained a stranger long after meeting her. Her granddaughters remember her as the funniest woman they knew. Her friends will remember her sense of caring, sense of humor, love for life, her home in Estes Park, CO., being the oldest child of James and Irene Anderson and touching lives in A.A. and at Harmony of Estes Park. Bev was born in 1935 in Zion, IL and moved to Carrolton, MO as a youth. She graduated from Carrolton High School and obtained a floral degree from Chicago. She was a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority at the University of Missouri and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Estes Park, CO. Bev married David H. Stanford in 1956 who preceded her in death in 1995. She was the proud mother of two sons: Dwight D. Stanford MD of Leawood, KS and James H. Stanford MD of Chesterfield, MO. She leaves behind her loving friend and daughter-in-law Kim; her granddaughters: Michelle, Allison, Lauren, and Ashley; her two grandsons: Torrin Stanford and Christopher Moore, and her faithful dog Muffin. She also leaves her sister Jarene Stanford, her brother Bruce Anderson and her California “daughter” Lorie Johansen. Our Worthy Mother, Grandmother, and Friend will be greatly missed. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 4, 2006 at the First Christian Church, Carrollton, Missouri, with Reverend Joe Barone officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Carrollton, Missouri. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m., until service time on Saturday at the church. The family would appreciate donations be made to Estes Park Medical Club, Harmony, Carrollton Public Library or the First Christian Church of Carrollton in memory of Beverly.
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)

Bessie Doris Stanley of Bogard, Missouri, passed from this life to the next on August, 4, 2008, at 81 years of age. Her husband Ivan Gene Stanley preceded her in death on Father's Day June 2005, and she is with him now. "Queen Bee" Bessie was an active woman loved by all and will be missed by all. She was the "Queen Bee" of her local Red Hat club the "Bogard Red Hat Livewires”, she worked for the city of Bogard part-time and wrote the 'Bogard News' for the Carrollton newspaper. Bessie was born Bessie Doris Baird, on 20 July 1927, to William and Mabel Baird of Tina, Missouri. She went on to graduate from the Tina-Avalon High School in 1944, and had recently attended her 64th High School Reunion.
She was married to Ivan Gene Stanley, also of Tina, 14 December 1946, in Kansas City, Missouri and they celebrated together for over 58 years. Bessie went with Gene to North Platte, Nebraska while he worked on the railroad and eventually back to Kansas City where they raised seven children. Bessie was both a wonderful mother and wife, but also a helpmate to Gene through over 25 years as his partner for their square dance clubs. Before retiring, they had both a youth club "The Spinner's" until the 1980s and the adult club, the "Stanley Steamer's" for over 20 years. Bessie was a PTA Member, a Den Mother, an activist, a Sara Coventry Jewelry Hostess, and a Tupperware Dealer all in her spare time. During the other 30 minutes she had she was a long term 'Temp' as a switchboard operator. She worked for Lift Truck Sales for several years before going to work as an employee at Commerce Bank from where she retired after 15 years. Bessie and Gene moved back to their roots and bought a home in Bogard, Missouri that they remodeled and then called their last home.
Bessie and Gene had seven children together, and although their oldest son Randall Kim Stanley preceded them both in death in 1978, they are survived by six children, Teresa Lawhon and husband Don, Bogard, Missouri; Jackie Brown, Kansas City, Missouri; Becky Stanley, Kansas City, Missouri; Ron Stanley, Bogard, Missouri; Mickey Stanley and wife Jackie, Kansas City, Missouri; Eddy Stanley and wife Kelly, Kansas City, Missouri; brothers and sisters, Joan Kimball and husband Don, Cameron, Missouri; Roxy Haesemeyer and husband Merril, Raymore, Missouri; Una Mae Kimball and husband Orval, Kansas City, Missouri; Ray Baird, Carrollton, Missouri; Janie Colliver and husband Ercel, Tina, Missouri; William Baird, Jr. and wife Nedra, Excelsior Springs, Missouri; eighteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Bessie was also preceded in death by her parents, brothers, French and Donald C. Baird; a sister, Elizabeth Jean Aldridge; and twin grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, August 8, 2008 at Gibson Funeral Home, Carrollton, Missouri, with Reverend Bruce Trussell officiating. Burial will be in Coloma Cemetery, Coloma, Missouri. Visitation was from 7-9:00 p.m., Thursday, August 7, 2008 at Gibson Funeral Home, Carrollton, Missouri.
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)

Mrs. Hale Stanley Passed Away Suddenly Early Friday Morning, Funeral Sunday
Mrs. Hale Stanley, one of the well known ladies of Bosworth, died at her home at that town, early Friday morning. She was taken suddenly ill about midnight Thursday and medical attention was immediately called. All possible means was resorted to in an effort to revive her but without avail and the end came to an unusual life. Mrs. Stanley is survived by her husband and two sons and two daughters. The Stanley family are old residents of the eastern part of the county and are well known. Mrs. Stanley was about 60 years of age. The funeral will be held at Bosworth Sunday, according to the information reaching here.
From Hale Stanley's headstone we know that his wife's name was Alice Coulson Stanley and was born June 11, 1859 and died March 18, 1926.
(Source: Submitted by Linda Craig)

Joseph Stanley
End Came Unexpectedly to Joseph Stanley Saturday, Funeral Monday
Joseph Stanley, a well known citizen of Bosworth, passed away suddenly, Saturday morning, December 8. Death was caused by heart trouble and came to him while standing in the depot of that place. Mr. Stanley was 57 years of age and had spent his entire life in the Bosworth community. Previous to moving to that town he had made his home on a farm. For the last several years he had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Joseph Crispin. Mr. Stanley is survived by three daughters and one son. A son and his wife preceded him in death. Three sisters also survive; one living in Oklahoma and the other two in Bosworth. Funeral services in his memory were held from the Christian church in Bosworth, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Lindsey. Interment followed in Wharton Cemetery.
(Submitted by Linda Craig)

Mabel L. Stanley, age 99, of Carrollton, Missouri, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2007 at Life Care Center. She was born August 11, 1907 in Carroll County, Missouri, the daughter of Oscar and Mattie May Wiley Stanley. Survivors include two brothers, Oscar Stanley, Jr., Greenwood, Missouri, Sammy Stanley, Independence, Missouri; two sisters, Cecil Littleton, Chillicothe, Missouri, Anna May Stanley, Carrollton, Missouri; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at Gibson Funeral Home, Carrollton, Missouri, with Louis Garbi officiating. Burial will be in Powell Cemetery, Carrollton, Missouri. Visitation will be from 1-2:15 p.m. on Tuesday prior to the service at the funeral home. The family suggests contributions be made to Powell Cemetery in memory of Mrs. Stanley. They may be left at or mailed to Gibson Funeral Home, 201 S. Main, Carrollton MO 64633.
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)

Hazelmarie B. Staton (nee Bezold) age 85, formerly of Carrollton, Missouri. She passed away at The Villas Skilled Nursing Facility in De Soto, Missouri, on Monday, January 2, 2006. She was born June 24, 1920, in McKittrick, Missouri. She is survived by: son – Larian Johnson (wife, Monte Kay), Hillsboro, MO step-daughter – Drusilla Breidenthal, Leawood, KS Grandson – Darin Johnson Step-grandchildren – Cary, Staton and Derrick Breidenthal She was preceded in death by two husbands, Melvin Johnson and H. Drew Staton and her parents Ferd and Marie (Engelking) Bezold. Hazelmarie was a long time member of the First Baptist Church of Carrollton, President of the Mary Martha Fellowship Sunday School Class, held several offices in the Order of the Eastern Star (Vesta Chapter #5) and a Past President of the Carrollton Woman’s Club. She retired in 1986 following 30 years of service to the Farmers Home Administration. Visitation: Thursday, January 5, 2006, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the Robert D. Brown Funeral Home, 103 Fourth St., Hillsboro, MO 63050. Visitation: Friday, January 6, 2006, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., at the Gibson Funeral Home, 201 S. Main, Carrollton, MO 64633 Funeral: Saturday, January 7, 2006, at 1:00 p.m., Gibson Funeral Home Chapel The Rev. Jeff Maxwell will officiate. Interment: Oak Hill Cemetery,Carrollton, MO The family appreciates memorials in Hazelmarie’s memory to: The Missouri Baptist Children’s Home, 11300 St. Charles Rock Rd., Bridgeton, MO 63044, or First Baptist Church, 124 N. Folger St., Carrollton, MO 64633.
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)

STERNE- Sarah, relict of the late Major Charles Sterne, and dau of Col. Joseph Mary Brent Blackwell, was born in Fauquier Co., Va. Nov 1804, and died in Carrollton, Mo, 16 Nov 18770 In 1833 she came to Mo and settled in Howard co, and from thence in 1839 she removed to Carroll Co., where she spent the remnant of her days (eulogy). She spent her last days with her bro, Judge A C Blackwell, who tenderly cared for her, and who is now the only surviving member of his father's family. - C Grimes ( Richmond Xian Advocate, please copy)
(Source: Extract from "St. Louis Christian Advocate" newspaper printed on December 12, 1877. Transcribed by Barbara Z.)


Freida Caroline Stiek, 93, of Carrollton, Missouri died on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 at the Carrollton Nursing Center.
She was born on November 16, 1910 in the Van Horn Township the daughter of Charles and Caroline Becker Stiek. She was a graduate of Carrollton High School and had worked for the International Shoe Factory at Carrollton, MO from the time it opened until it closed. She then worked at the Dari- Maid in Carrolton, MO for 35 years, where she was known for her Shakes and Malts. Freida also loved working in her garden with her flowers and watching the Deer. She was a lifelong member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church at Carrollton, where her grandfather, Adam Becker was one of the Founding Members. She was also a Charter Member of the Immanuel Lutheran Evening Guild, a Charter Member of the Carroll County Historical Society, a member of the Liberty Club and a member of the Carroll County Women’s Republican Club. She is survived by one sister, Lydia Stiek of Carrollton, MO, and several cousins. She was preceded in death by one sister and her husband, Catherine and Gwin Bradshaw and one half-sister and her husband Huldia and Roy Russ.
Graveside services will be held in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Carrollton, MO on Friday, March 19, 2004 at 1:30 P.M. Pastor Eric Swyres officiating.
Ms. Stiek will lie in state at the Gibson Funeral Home in Carrollton, MO on Thursday from 1-5 P.M. and on Friday from 8 A.M. till 12:30 P.M.
In Lieu of Flowers memorials may be made to the Lutheran Radio Fund.
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)

Standley Lee Stillwell, age 55, of Bogard, Missouri, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2008 at his home. Standley was born June 6, 1952 in Carrollton, Missouri, the son of Earl Lee and Mary Lou (Standley) Stillwell. He graduated from Tina-Avalon High School in 1970. He was in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He had worked in construction and loved farming and making improvements to Tater Hill Farm. He was baptized at the Coloma Baptist Church on April 19, 1964. One sister, Staci Reimer and husband Terry, Carrollton, Missouri, one niece, one nephew, and two aunts, Evelyn Smith, Carrollton, Missouri, and Grace Pearson, Laguna Woods, California, survive Standley. His parents preceded him in death. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at Coloma Cemetery, Coloma, Missouri, with Reverend Bruce Trussell officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service on Tuesday at Gibson Funeral Home, Carrollton, Missouri, from 10:00-10:30 a.m. The family suggests contributions be made to the Coloma Cemetery in memory of Mr. Stillwell.
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)

Claude Herbert Stroud, age 89, of Norborne, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2006 at Carroll House. He was born January 5, 1917 in Fairplay, Missouri, the son of John M. and Ada Copeland Stroud. He attended Chapel Hill and Fairview Grade Schools and Norborne High School. On September 15, 1940 Claude married Lenora Miles in Norborne, Missouri. She survives at the home. Claude lived in Norborne most of his life except the two years he lived in the state of Washington. He had worked as a mechanic at Kassen Motor Company in Norborne and was a livestock and grain farmer. He was a member of the Norborne First Baptist Church. Other survivors include one daughter, Sharon Sneed, Norborne, Missouri, two grandsons, Brian Keith Milligan and Kent Allen Milligan and four great grandchildren, Bryce Allen, Chase Aaron, Alex Jordan and Taylor Paige Milligan. His parents and two brothers, Ernest Hubert and Leonard Franklin Stroud, preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Norborne, Missouri, with Reverend M. R. Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in Fairhaven Cemetery, Norborne, Missouri. Visitation will be from 7-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 18, 2006 at Gibson Funeral Home, Norborne, Missouri. The family suggests contributions be made to the First Baptist Church of Norborne in memory of Mr. Stroud. They may be left at or mailed to Gibson Funeral Home, 201 S. Main, Carrollton MO 64633 Billy Donald Smith, 72, of Carrollton, Missouri, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2006, at North Kansas City Hospital in North Kansas City, Missouri. He was born March 5, 1933, in Waverly, Missouri, the son of Romey Emmett Smith and Cora Bell Hostetter Smith. Bill grew up in the Waverly and Tina, Missouri area. He attended Waverly grade school and graduated from Tina-Avalon High School. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He graduated from the United States Trade School in Kansas City, Missouri. Billy married the love of his life, Evelyn D. Lancaster on September 28, 1958, who preceded him in death July 8, 1977. He lived and raised his family in Carrollton, Missouri, where he had been a manager at J. C. Penney, a supervisor at Con Agra Foods and was retired as a Correctional Officer at the State of Missouri Correctional Center in Chillicothe. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Carrollton, Missouri. Survivors include a son, Jeffrey Lee Smith, Carrollton, Missouri, two daughters and their husbands, James R. and Pamela J. Miller and Randy R. and Janet E. Sanders, both of Carrollton, four grandsons, all of Carrollton, Jeffrey L. Smith, Jr., Donald L. Smith, Thomas E. Heselton, Tyler D. Heselton, one granddaughter, Carol R. Smith, Waverly, Missouri, one great grandson, Dylan M. Smith, two great granddaughters, Cierra J. Smith and Savannah P. Smith, all of Waverly, Missouri, three step grandsons, John Reichers, Alvin Freeman, Bill Freeman and three step great grandsons, two sisters, Classie Warner, Bosworth, Missouri and Shirley Smith, Grand Pass, Missouri, two brothers-in-law, Lloyd Gilpin, Waverly, Missouri, Leroy Key, Waverly, Missouri and several nieces and nephews. Billy was also preceded in death by his parents Romey and Cora Bell Smith, his mother and father-in-law, Gene and Jessie Lancaster, a daughter-in-law, Lola Smith, one brother, Emmett Smith, six sisters, Beuhla Rich, Alice Warner, Ilene Gilpin, Bessie Dothage, Betty Key, Darlene Smith and several brothers-in-law. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 22, 2006 at Gibson Funeral Home, Carrollton, Missouri, with Reverend Rod McNeall officiating. Burial will be in Waverly Cemetery, Waverly, Missouri. Visitation will be from 7-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 21, 2006 at Gibson Funeral Home, Carrollton, Missouri. The family suggests contributions be made to the family’s choice in memory of Mr. Smith.
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)

Mrs. W. P. Stout, aged 62 years, died of appendicitis at her home, near Tina, Wednesday evening. Mrs. Stout was the mother of Rev. Henry Stout, president of Howard-Payna college at Fayette.
Chariton courier. (Keytesville, Chariton County, Mo.), April 27, 1906, Image 3

Daniel Paul Sweeney, age 59, of Carrollton, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at Carroll County Memorial Hospital. Dan was born November 29, 1948 in Carrollton, Missouri, the son of Harry Eugene and Clara Wilhelmina (Lock) Sweeney. He attended St. Mary’s Catholic School and graduated from Carrollton High School in 1966. He joined the United States Army in September 1968, serving in Vietnam from March 1969 to March 1970. On March 7, 1969 he married Cheri Lou Wolf at the United Methodist Church in Carrollton. She survives at the home. Dan worked for McClure Motors, Williams Clothing, Carl’s Menswear, was in electrical sales and was a carpenter, building many homes in the area. He had been a project manager for the Carrollton Library, Carrollton City Hall, Carrollton Fabrication Services and had served on the new Carrollton Elementary School Building Committee. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Carrollton where he served on the Parrish Council. He was a member of the Carrollton FFA Alumni and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Pence-Lovell-England Post #1773. Dan is also survived by two children, Brian Sweeney and wife Kelly, Carrollton, Missouri, Carri Hutchinson and husband Brian, Carrollton, Missouri, six grandchildren, Dakota Sweeney, Cierra Sweeney, Owen Sweeney, Breanna Hutchinson, Blake Hutchinson, Brice Hutchinson, six brothers, Raymond Sweeney, Carrollton, Missouri, Gene Sweeney, Brimfield, Illinois, Dick Sweeney, Bosworth, Missouri, Bill Sweeney, Carrollton, Missouri, Bob Sweeney, Carrollton, Missouri, John Sweeney, Carrollton, Missouri, six sisters, Dorothy Huppe, McClean, Virginia, Pat Calvert, Nebraska City, Nebraska, Margaret Stober, John’s Island, South Carolina, Rita Bales, Macon, Missouri, Connie Wiard, Carrollton, Missouri, Annette Smith, Carrollton, Missouri, brother-in-law, William L.(Bud) Wolf, Kansas City, Kansas, an aunt, Kathryn Davies, Independence, Missouri. His parents, and two sisters, Rose Marie Lavelock and Betty Armentrout, preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 30, 2008 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Carrollton, Missouri, with Reverend Ken Criqui officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Carrollton, Missouri, with Military Services provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Pence-Lovell-England Post #1773, Carrollton, Missouri. Visitation will be from 7-8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 29, 2008 at Gibson Funeral Home, Carrollton, Missouri, with a Rosary at 8:00 p.m. Daniel Paul Sweeney, age 59, of Carrollton, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at Carroll County Memorial Hospital.
(Source: Gibson Funeral Home)

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