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Katherine Bedell
Katherine (Piggee) Bedell was born November 29th, 1922 in Brownstown, AR. After traveling many roads the Lord called her from her labor to reward on Sunday, October 18th at 5:40 pm at the Pleasant Valley Rehabilitation Center in Garland, TX. Katherine married Leo Eugene Bedell in 1942. They were married for 31 years and to this union 12 children were born.
Katherine leaves to cherish her memories; sisters Clara Miller of Las Vegas, NV, Angie Duckett, Broken Bow, OK, and Mildred Piggee of Oklahoma City, OK; children, Anna L. Smith, Arlington, TX, Tommy E. Bedell (Esther), Springfield, MO, Larry Small (spouse of the late Mildred L.), Phoenix, AZ, Genella Bond, Sachse, TX, Joe Bedell (Delois), Richardson, TX, Patsy S. Givens (Greg), North Richland Hills, TX, Ernie R. Bedell (Helen), Springfield, MO, Larry E. Bedell (Hazel), Fort Smith, AR, Ronnie Bedell, Kansas City, MO, Tonya Bedell, Sachse, TX, and Marshell M. Johnson (Zebedee), McKinney, TX; 38 grandchildren, 91 great grandchildren, 23 great-great grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews, special adopted children Shirley Bedell, Richard Allen, Crystal Shannon, Michelle Johnson, and a host of relatives and friends. Preceding Katherine to the land of the living were her parents Harry and Ella Piggee, sister Geraldine Lovejoy Jennings, and brothers McCoy Piggee and Joe Lovejoy; her husband Leo, daughter Mildred, son David Meryl, one grandchild and one great grandchild.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Turning Point Baptist Church (formerly Washington Avenue Baptist Church) at 9:30 am. Burial will follow at Hazelwood Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 6-7 pm on Friday, October 23, at Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home. There will also be a visitation from 9:00-9:30 am Saturday morning at the church.  [Springfield News-Leader, Oct. 22, 2015; Submitted by Betty Bolden]

Name of Deceased: Ada L. Bradley
Newspaper: Unknown
Date: Unknown
Submitters Name: Debra Burgess

Obit: The subject of this sketch, Mrs. Ada L. Bradley, beloved companion of Jean Bradley, died at her home a few miles east of Buffalo, at 7:00 a. m. Saturday, August 16, 1913, aged 29 years, 3 months and 10 days. Mrs. Bradley a daughter of John D. Slack and wife, had been suffering from tuberculosis for several months and her death was not unexpected. She leaves her companion and an number of small children who have the sympathy of all.
Funeral services and interment were held at the Hill cemetery Sunday the 17th.


Name of Deceased: Albert Foster Breshears
Date: April 1959
Submitters Name: Connie

Obit: Funeral services for Albert F. Breshears, 66, lifelong resident of Dallas County who died Thursday at his home in Buffalo, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Macedonia Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Montgomery of Buffalo.
Mr. Breshears is survived by his wife, Delilah, a son, Orville, Buffalo, two daughters, Mrs. Edna Roberts, Buffalo and Mrs. Lucille Coffelt, Independence, three brothers, Cleo, Springfield, Ezra, Camarillo, California and Lewis, Kansas City, two sisters, Mrs. Belvia Wise, Langlois, Oregon and Mrs. Mathilda Anglin, Marshall and nine grandchildren.
*note-He was born January 12, 1893 and died April 16 ,1959.


Name of Deceased: Blanche Breshears
Date: September 1943
Submitters Name: Connie

Obit: Blanche Breshears, daughter of Halleck and Mollie Breshears, was born August 23, 1904, near Spring Grove in Dallas County. She lived her entire life in that community and died there September 13, 1948, after a lingering illness of complications. She was, at the time of her death, 39 years and 21 days old.
She leaves her parents, two sisters, Mrs. Ancel Terrill of Spring Grove community and Mrs. Lovie Palmer of Salina, Kansas; two nephews, Phillip Terrill, who is with the armed forces, stationed at Mojave, California and Gary Wayne Palmer, and one niece, Phillis Terrill of the home address. A brother, Lester Ray and a nephew, Larry Wayne Palmer, preceded her in death.
Years ago she gave her heart to God and united with the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in her home community and lived a Christian life reinforced by honesty, integrity and a strong character above reproach. She leaves behind her a monument of virtue that storms of time can never destroy, a name and a wealth of good deeds that will remain as legible on the heart of children and friends as the stars of Heaven.
For more thatn twenty years Miss Blanche, as she was best known, has been one of Dallas County's most progressive teachers and hundreds of boys and girls have learned the lessons of life devoted to helpfulness and high ideals from her teaching.
She attended high school at Charity and Buffalo and was a graduate of the academic department of Southwest Baptist College. She had done much work in Teachers College at Springfield and held a life certificate for teachers.
To be exact she has taught twenty terms and in the following districts: one term at Boyd (her first term), four at Breshears, two at Cheek, one at Leadmine, one at Gann, four at Long Lane, one at Chicago, one at North View, four at Charity and one at Latimer (her last term.)
At the close of school last spring she was tired and worn and not well. She decided she wouldn't teach and didn't take a school. She decided to visit her sister, Mrs. Lovie Palmer, and family at Salina, Kansas and perhaps do defense work. She did. Her work involved driving a car. In June she contracted a severe cold and influenza and was never able to overcome it. She returned to her home the first of July, grew worse and developed pneumonia and one the advice of her physician she entered a hospital in Springfield where she remained for 46 days. After the pneumonia had run its course, rheumatic fever developed. She seemed to get some better and returned to her home but she grew steadily worse. Everything was done that could be done by doctors, nurses and loved ones, but her afflictions were greater than her strength and on September 13, 1943, as the morning dawned she died as calm and peaceful as if she had never suffered pain.
Casket bearers were cousins and schoolmates: Willie Breshears, Gus Ray, Cleo Breshears, Moral Gaunt, George Gregg and Ted Gaunt. Flower bearers were Gladys Ray, Beatrice Bennett, Floy Gregg, May Pitts Gann and Lou Gann. Interment was in the Buffalo Cemetery.


Name of Deceased: Calvin Breshears
Date: June 1909
Submitters Name: Connie

Obit: Death visited us and took from our home a loving father, Calvin Breshears. He was born May 22 1835; was married to Jane Davison and to this union were born five children-3 girls and 2 boys. His loving wife and two daughters preceded him to the Glory world. He was then married to Cathern Silkey and to this union were born 11 children-4 girls and 7 boys. Two of his girls and Cathern, his last wife, have also gone on before.
He professed a hope in Christ about twenty years ago. He united with the New Prospect Church, was baptized and lived a member until God in his infinite mercy said, "It is enough, come up higher."
He died about 10:00 o'clock June 23, 1909. He was 74 years, one month and one day old. He had been in feeble health for some time. He leaves 12 children-9 sons and 3 daughters, 5 daughters-in-law, two sons-in-law, with 35 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren and a host of friends to mourn his death. He was a faithful soldier of the Civil War.


Name of Deceased: James Price Breshears
Date: July 1939
Submitters Name: Connie

Obit: Mr. J. P. Breshears passed away at his home near Charity, MO., Sunday evening, July 27, 1939, at the age of 59 years, 6 months and two days. He was born January 25, `87`, within half a mile from his home where he died, and had lived his whole life in Dallas County except for ten months he spent in Clay County.
He professed a hope in Christ at an early age and united with the Free Will Baptist Church at New Prospect where he has served as a deacon of the church for many years. He was a son of Calvin and Jane Davison Breshears, both having preceded him in death, the mother having died when he was a small child.
He is survived by his wife, Mary E. Gaunt Breshears and eight children, five having preceded him, four in infancy and one son, Lonnie, at the age of sixteen. The surviving children are Willie M. of Whiting, Indiana, Albert F. and Mrs. W. F. Anglin, both of Charity, Louis C. of Avondale, MO., Cleo of Long Lane, Ezra of Whiting, Indiana, Mrs. Bill Anglin of Bagnell, Mrs. Charley Wise of Springfield, and twenty-two living grandchildren, three having preceded him. All the chldren were present at the time of his death except Willie and Louis, who had both visited him during his illness. Besides his immediate family he is survived by one brother, Rev. N. J. Breshears of Lindsey, California, and six half brothers, Hallic and George both of Long Lane, Arch and Charley of Plattsburg, MO., Jake of St. Joseph and Riley of Charity, and two half sisters, Mrs. Mary TAckett and Mrs. Eliza Jones both of Lindsey, California.
Mrs. Breshears had been in poor health the past year. His death was due to hear trouble and high blood pressure.
Funeral services were conducted by Bro. Joe Pinkley and Bro. J. H. Alderson at the family home under the direction of L. B. Jones. Interment followed at the Wollard Cemetery.


Name of Deceased: Joseph H. Breshears
Date: December 1956
Submitters Name: Connie

Obit: Joseph Hallic Breshears, son of Calvin and Melissia Catherine Silkey Breshears was born December 15, 1874 at the family home 9 miles southeast of Buffalo and passed away at his home December 25, 1956 only 1/2 mile from the place of his birth. He was of a family of 13 children, 9 boys and 4 girls. Only one sister, Mrs. Eliza Jones, survives.
He was united in marriage to Mollie J. Ray, November 4, 1894 who preceded him in death November 21, 1951 after 57 years spent on the same farm where he brought her as a bride.
To this union four children were born: Ancil Lee Terrill near the home and Lovie Alice Palmer of the home. Two children, Lester Ray who preceded him in death December 28, 1907 and Blanche who passed away September 13, 1943. One grandchild, Larry Wayne Palmer passed away February 2, 1943.
Surviving are the two children, six grandchildren, Phill W., Phyllis V. Terrill, Gerry K., Joyce Joan, Dennis Duane and Max Hal Palmer, 2 sons-in-law Emory Terrill and Earl Palmer. Also many nephews and nieces whom he loved dearly.
He was a devoted husband and father always standing strongly for the right and encouraging all who knew him.
He professed a hope in Christ when very young at the New Prospect Church and remained always true to that faith.
Funeral services were held at the L.B. Jones funeral Home Thursday, December 27, 1956 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Charles Claspill officiating. Interment was in the Oak Lawn cemetery under the direction of L. B. Jones.


Name of Deceased: Louis C. Breshears
Date: January 1972
Submitters Name: Connie

Obit: Louis C. Breshears, son of James Price and Mary Ellen Breshears, was born November 30, 1897, near Long Lane, MO,. in Dallas County.
He entered into rest at the Osteopathic Hospital, Kansas City, MO., on January 7, 1972, at the age of 75 years, one month and eight days.
He had lived in Kansas City 53 years. He retired from the Consumers Coop in1961. He had been in failing health for several years. He bore his suffering with great patience.
He was married to Agnes Omegie Baker.
He leaves to mourn his passing his wife; six children: Bud Breshers, Oelwein, Iowa, Eddie Breshears, Pleasant Valley, MO., Leo Breshears, Asondale, MO., Leroy Breshears, Liberty, MO.; two daughters: Mrs. Thelma Sharpe, 271 N. E. Terr., Avondale, MO., and Mrs. Louise Albi, 5114 W. 67th Prairie Village, Kansas: two brothers, E. P. Breshears, Camarillo, California and Cleo Breshears, Buffalo, MO. two sisters: Mrs. Matilda Anglen, Marshall, MO., Mrs. Belvia Wise, Tunas, MO., eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
He was of the FreeWill Baptist faith and believed in the Savior. He was a kind and loving husband and father. He will be greatly missed by his family and many loved ones and friends. He was always willing and anxious to be of help to his neighbors and to the betterment of his community.
Funeral services were held January 10, 1972 at New Corner Chapel, North K.C. MO. Burial was in White Memorial Gardens Cemetery, North K. C. MO.


Name of Deceased: Mary Ellen Gaunt Breshears
Date: November 1942
Submitters Name: Connie

Obit: Mary Ellen Gaunt was born January 20, 1871, and departed this life November 15, 1942, at the age of 71 years, 10 months and 25 days.
She was married to James P. Breshears on November 3, 1889. He preceded her in death 12 years ago. To them were born 13 children, 5 having preceded her in death, four in infancy and Lonnie at the age of 16 years. The surviving children are Willie M. at Mt. Washington, Kentucky, Albert F. of Malta Bend, MO., Mrs. W. F. Anglin of Elkland, Louis C. of Kansas City , Cleo of Long Lane, Ezra of Saticoy, California, Mrs. Bill Anglin of Malta Bend and Mrs. Charley Wise of Plad. There are 30 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Besides her immediate family she is survived by one sister, Mrs. Mandy Gann, of Long Lane and two brothers, Charley Gaunt of Long Lane and Foster Gaunt of Buffalo.
She was married to John Newman on May 21, 1938, and was divorced within two years of her marriage.
She professed hope in Christ at an early age and united with the Free Will Baptist Church at New Prospect.
She had been in poor health for the last three years. Her death was caused by diabetes and high blood pressure.
Funeral services were conducted by Bro. Joe Pinkley at New Prospect Tuesday, November 17. Interment was in Wollard Cemetery under the direction of L. B. Jones.


Name of Deceased: Mollie Jane Ray Breshears
Date: November 1951
Submitters Name: Connie

Obit: Mollie Jane Ray, daughter of Thomas Benton and Sarah Alice Moberly Ray was born December 12, 1871 and died November 21, 1951 at Burge Hospital in Springfield, Missouri at the age of 79 years, 11 months and 9 days. Her death occured after a long illness.
She was operated on July 10, 1951 and again August 26. She had returned home and seemed to be improving fast, when Monday, November 19, she took seriously ill and was rushed to the hospital where all was done that could be but on Wednesday, November 21 God called her home.
She was married to Joseph Hallic Breshears on November 4, 1894. To this union four children Terrill and Lovie Alice Palmer of near the home. Two children proceded her in death. They are Lester Ray, who passed away December 28, 1907 at the age of 8 years, 3 months and 19 days: Blanche who passed away September 13, 1943; Her father passed away when she was eight years old; her mother passed away August 27, 1932; a brother, George Edwards in 1873; a sister, Susan Catherine in 1878 and Lovella who died at the age of 17 in 1895.
She is survived by her husband, two daughters, two son-in-laws, Emory Terrill and Earl T. Palmer; one brother, Jacob M. Ray; two aunts, Mrs. May Routh of Buffalo, Missouri and Mrs. Kate McCully of Laverne, Oklahoma; six grandchildren, Phil W. and Phyllis V. Terrill, Gerry K. Joyce, Joean, Dennis, Duane and Max Hal Palmer. Little Larry Wayne Palmer passed away February 2, 1943.
She was a devoted wife and mother. She loved her home and worked hard to maintain it.
She was an ardent Bible reader and loved Sunday School where she taught many years.
Her home was always open to her friends and neighbors and a place for all the children in the neighborhood to enjoy. No where have the children had better times than in the home of Uncle Hallic and Aunt Mollie.
Funeral services were held at Mt. Pleasant Church November 24, 1951 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Lawrence Graves officiating. Burial in Oak Lawn Cemetery under direction of L. B. Jones Funeral Home.


Name of Deceased: Ruth Pearl (Gann) Breshears
Date: August 1974
Submitters Name: Connie

Obit: Mrs. Ruth Pearl (Gann) Breshears was born October 3, 1898 in Dallas County. She died August 30, 1974, in Arroyo Grande, California. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Youlanda Jane, who was born June 2, 1924, and died nine days later.
Mrs. Breshears had lived the past 47 years in Californa. Funeral services and burial were in Arroyo Grande, Tuesday, September 3.
Survivors include her husband, Jesse, one daughter, Iris Jean Moss, one grand daughter, Nancy Moss, two brothers, Irvin Gann, Lindsey, California and Everett Gann, Buffalo, seven nieces, two nephews and an aunt, Beckie Nunn, Springfield.
She was the daughter of the late John Thomas and Nancy Jane (Anglin) Gann.


Name of Deceased: Nancy Luella Mallard Buckner
Date: December 1949
Submitters Name: Connie

Obit: Martha Anglin of Buffalo has received word that her sister, Nancy Luella Buckner, passed away last Thursday morning in Ralston, Oklahoma.
She was reared near Elkland and will be remembered as Lue Mallard. She was married to Dave Buckner and in 1907 left Missouri to live in Oklahoma.
Mrs. D. W. Buckner, Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Mallard, who was reared near Elkland and later moved to Ralson, Oklahoma, passed away December 29 at a Ralston hospital where she was taken following a stroke December 25, 1949.
Funeral services were held January 1 at the Federated Church with Rev. Carl Morgan, a friend of the family, officiating. Burial was in the Fairfax Cemetery.
Pall bearers were Henry Robison, Hershcel Harry, Harvey Brown, Fred Boaror, Burke Rogers and J. W. Langley.
She is survived by her invalid husband, her sons and a daughter; Lon, Ponca City, Oklahoma, John, Los Angeles, California, Virgil, Afton, Oklahoma, Paul, Compton, California, Lowell, Ralston, Oklahoma, Mrs. Ethel Hoar and daughter, Shirley, Fairfax, Oklahoma; two sisters, Martha Anglin of Buffalo and Rose Marler of Springfield; two brothers, Lee Mallard of Elkland and Will Mallard of Springfield, and a host of nieces and nephews.
John Mallard of Elkland attended the funeral.


JOHN S. BURNS
John S. Burns, ex-sheriff of Dallas County, who died of catarrh of the stomach, was buried near Buffalo. He served eight years as United States deputy marshal in Missouri and Oklahoma and was well known throughout southwest Missouri. he was a mason and was buried under the auspices of that order.
(Morgan County Democrat, (Versailles, Mo) November 11, 1904. Submitted by Peggy Thompson)


Name of Deceased: Bertram Edward (Sonny) Burtin
Date: October 1972
Submitters Name: Connie

Obit: Bertram Edward (Sonny) Burtin was born August 26, 1938 and departed this life October 1, 1972, being at the time of his passing 34 years, 1 month and 25 days of age.
Sonny, as he was known to everyone, lived his entire life at Long Lane. He was a member of the Laborers International Union 676 of Springfield, and he had worked in construction work as well as farming for several years.
He was converted at an early age and united with the London Smoke Baptist Church where he remained a member untl his death.
On September 3, 1958 he was united in marriage to Lenora Ann Wilson and to this union 3 children were born.
Surviving his passing is his wife Lenora Ann, 2 sons, Jody and Kelly, 1 daughter, Lisa, all of the home. His parents Bert and Faye Burtin of Long Lane, 1 brother, Bill of Long Lane, 1 sister, Mary Lou Marley of Augusta, Kansas. His paternal grandparents, Claude and Iva Burtin of Long Lane. Many aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends will mourn his passing. He will be sadly missed by everyone who know him. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 3, 1972, at 2:00 p.m. in the Cedar Ridge Free Will Baptist Church at Long Lane with Rev. Bob Long officiating. Music ws provided by the Owens Sisters (Dorothy Woods, Elsie Quisenberry and Barbara Stidham) who sang, "The Unclouded Day" "I Saw The Light" and "I'll Fly Away," accompanied by Beth MIller at the piano. Escorts were: Larry Newkirk, Bob Pierce, Glen Vest, James Scurlock, Ivan Chapman and Joe Adams. Interment was in the Cedar Ridge Cemetery under the direction of Parish-Beckner Funeral Home of Buffalo.


 

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