CLAY COUNTY MISSOURI
OBITS

Death of Rev. Dr. J. Barbee Wed at his home in Excelsior.  He was born in Danville, Ky in 1835.  Came to Mo in 1852.  Ordained 1866.  Presbyterian.  Moved with family from Marshall to Excelsior about 10 years ago.  Leaves wife and dau.
(Source: Liberty Tribune, Oct. 19, 1900, Missouri SGA Journal, Fall 1987. Transcribed by Kathy Haggerty)


 Joseph Benefield, 80 years of age, died at his home south of town last Sun.  Remains send to Rich Hill for interment.
(Source: Richmond Democrat, Sept. 7, 1900, Missouri SGA Journal, Fall 1987. Transcribed by Kathy Haggerty)


From Smithville Times- Speaking of life of James Monroe Bernard who died recently at Colorado Springs:  “He was born in Tenn in 1828, and moved with his father to Ill when a mere boy, and grew to manhood there.  He was married in 1850 to Miss Caroline Wagy.  Hed he lived until Oct 10 they would have been married 50 years.  They had 7 children, six sons and a dau., all of whom are living except R.L. who died suddenly in his 22nd year.  Of those living , all were present except Samuel S. who is in Paris attending the Exposition.
(Source: Liberty Tribune, Oct. 19, 1900, Missouri SGA Journal, Fall 1987. Transcribed by Kathy Haggerty)


 Liberty, Mo., June 15 – Jesse E. Bryant, who was a most excellent citizen and long a resident of Clay county, died at his home in this city at 1 o’clock this afternoon.  He was nearly 84 years of age and came here forty-five year ago from Jasmine county, Kentucky, where he was president of the board of trustees of William Jewell college and made a number of handsome gifts to the institution.  He was ex-Mayor of Liberty.  The business houses will be closed tomorrow afternoon during the funeral ceremonies.  (Source: Kansas City Times, Kansas City, Missouri, June 16, 1894. Transcribed by Denise Burge)

 ELAINE ALBERTINE (BACHAND) BUDKE
Elaine A. Budke, 71, Kansas City, passed away September 23, 2006 at North Kansas City Hospital. The Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM Wednesday, September 27, 2006 at St. Therese Catholic Church, 7207 NW Hwy 9, Kansas City, burial in Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8PM Tuesday at the Church where a rosary will be prayed at 7PM. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Bishop Sullivan Center 6435 Truman Rd, Kansas City, MO 64126 Elaine was born September 3, 1935 in Clyde, KS. She was a member of St Therese Catholic Church for over 40 years and participated in the Altar and Rosary Society. Survivors include her husband, Frank Budke; daughters, Diane Budke, Barbara Deters and husband Mike; brother, Raymond Bachand; sister, Pauline Vishnefske; 3 grandchildren, Kyle, Teresa and David. McGilley Antioch Chapel, Kansas City, Mo., is handling arrangements. 
Source: Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO., September 26, 2006, Submitted by:   Maurene Richard Miller

FRANCIS JOHN BUDKE
Francis John "Frank" Budke, 84, a Northland resident of Kansas City, MO passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Frank was born September 23, 1930 to Frank and Mary (Ottley) Budke in Beloit, Kansas. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served during the Korean Conflict. Frank was united in marriage with Elaine A. Bachand on September 15, 1962 in St. Joseph, KS, from this union two daughters were born, Diane and Barbara. He spent the majority of his working career as a Radio Mechanic for TWA. Frank enjoyed attending his grandchildren's sporting events and spending time with his daughters. He was very devoted to his faith and attended daily Mass and Adoration. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine in 2006 and seven siblings. Survived by his two daughters, Diane Marie Budke of Kansas City, MO; Barbara Ann Deters and husband, Michael of Kansas City, MO; three grandchildren: Kyle, Teresa and David; two sisters: Mary Nelson of North Little Rock, AR; and Theresa Berndt of Minneapolis, MN; a brother, Bill Budke of Leavenworth, KS. The family will receive friends from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 21, 2015 at St. Therese Catholic Church, 7207 NW Highway 9 Kansas City, MO. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the church with Rev. Joseph Cisetti as celebrant. Entombment will immediately follow at Resurrection North Cemetery in Kansas City, MO. 
Source: Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO., March 19, 2015 Submitted by:  Maurene Richard Miller

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