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Mrs. Ella Barkley, aged 26, died yesterday at her home, 1708 Kansas avenue, of dropsy. 
The funeral took place this afternoon at Union cemetery.
(Source: Kansas City Star, 2/9/1889)


John Barrett, aged 36, died at the City hospital yesterday of dysentery. 
The remains were taken to Wyandotte this afternoon for interment.
(Source: Kansas City Star, 1/24/1889)


Mrs. Grace Bell, colored, aged 80 years, died at her home, 49 Belvidere street, last night of general debility. 
The funeral will take place tomorrow at Elmwood cemetery.
(Source: Kansas City Star, 2/9/1889)


George H. Bethard, doing business on the corner of Thirteenth street and Grand avenue, died suddenly this morning. 
Coroner Elston will probably investigate the cause of his death.
(Source: Kansas City Star, 2/14/1889)


Mrs. Arbella P. Blair
Kansas City, Missouri, February 23. -- Mrs. Arabella P. Blair, widow of the late James G. Blair, Representative in Congress in the 70's from the First Missouri District; died here today, aged 81 years.
Omaha World Herald - February 24, 1907. Submitted by Frances Cooley


The body of Francis T. Brady, aged 26 years, who died at 335 West Fifth street yesterday of bronchitis, was shipped to Versailles, Ill, this afternoon for interment.
(Source: Kansas City Star, 2/14/1889)


Mrs. Lizzie Bresher, aged 25 years, died at 526 East Sixteenth street, yesterday, of puerperal peritonitis. The remains were taken to Woodlawn cemetery, Wyandotte, this afternoon for interment.
(Source: Kansas City Star, 2/9/1889)


Name of Deceased: Brooks, Marian
Submitters Name: Ella Tittsworth

Obit: Marian (Mary) Alice Elota Phillips Brooks, 68, of Clarksville, Tenn., and formerly of Kansas City, Mo., died Friday Oct. 7, 2011, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. She was born May 29, 1943 in Pittsfield, at Illini Community Hospital to James E. and Marian Phillips. During her marriage to Gilbert Brooks, they had four children. Mary is survived by her mother Marian Phillips of Detroit; two sons Billy Joe Brooks and wife Cathy of Clarksville, Brett Lee Brooks and companion Pam Wallace of Hannibal, Mo.; and one daughter, Khristy Faith Guthrie and husband, Michael of Kingsville, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; five brothers, James R. Phillips of Kingman, Ariz., Scott Phillips and wife Rhonda of Orlando, Fla., Rick Phillips and wife Velma of Valley City, Clyde Phillips and wife Gladys of Dallas, Texas and Tom Phillips of Christmas, Fla.; and one sister, Tonya Reel and husband Marvin of Detroit; as well as numerous nieces, and nephews, and one special friend, John of Clarksville. She was preceded in death by her father, James E. Phillips; one son, Brian Todd Brooks; one granddaughter, Brittany Brooks; and two brothers, John Henry and Earl L. Phillips. Mary grew up in Valley City, and graduated from Griggsville High School in 1961. She later returned to school and graduated with her nursing degree as an LPN. She then worked at Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield, for two years before moving to Kansas City. While in Kansas City she continued her nursing career as well as drove a school bus. She enjoyed her career in nursing in that after her retirement she continued to help and care for people, even working as a volunteer for the Foster Grandparent Program Clarksville-Montgomery Counties up until the time of her death. Mary was hard working and loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them, as well as quilting, crafts, and flowers. Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Friday Oct. 14, at the graveside. Visitation will be held from 10 to 12 prior to burial services at D.W. Newcomers Longview Funeral Home and Cemetery, 12700 South Raytown Road, Kansas City, Mo 64149. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Foster Grandparent Program in care of CMCCAA, P.O. Box 487, Clarksville, TN, 37041 or the donor's choice.


Mrs. Frances Dora Bruce
Her Husband, a Hay and Grain Dealer, Died in 1941.
Mrs. Frances Dora Bruce, 85, of 3237 Robert Gillham road, died yesterday at the home. She was born in Carrollton, Mo., and moved to Kansas City with her parents in 1874. Her husband, Emery B Bruce, a hay and grain dealer, died in 1941. Mrs. Bruce was a past matron of the Ivanhoe chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the St. Andrew Society.
Surviving are two sons, William L Bruce of the home and Arthur R Bruce, Harrisonville, Mo., and a daughter, Mrs. Harry A Pyle, St. Louis.
Services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday at the Freeman chapel. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Source: Kansas City Morning Star Jan. 17, 1950. Submitted by Robert Pyle

Name of Deceased: Mary C. (Spaulding) Brunelle
Obit: Salina Journal Tuesday, September 10, 1974
MRS. MARTIN BRUNELLE
KANSAS CITY, Mo. The funeral for Mrs. Mary C. Brunelle, 60, Kansas City, Mo., will be at 10 am Wednesday at the St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church here. Entombment will be in the Mount Olivet mausoleum here.
Mrs. Brunelle died Monday at a Kansas City hospital.
She was born in Glasco, Kas., and had lived in Kansas City since 1938. She was retired section chief for the federal Social Security administration and was a member of St. Thomas More Church.
Surviving are the widower, Martin, of the home; a brother, L. G. Spaulding, Perry, and a sister, Mrs.  Leona Freif, Tipton, Kas.
The rosary will be at 8 pm Tuesday at the Muehlebach funeral home, Kansas City, Mo.
Newspaper: Salina Journal  Date: September 10, 1974
Submitters Name: Maurene Richard Miller


Name of Deceased: James E. Bullens
Newspaper: The Kansas City Star
Date: Feb. 28, 1999
Submitters Name: Cheryl King

Obit: James E. Bullens, 61, Lee's Summet, MO, passed away February 25, 1999, at St. Joseph Health Center.  Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 1, at Muehlebach Funeral Home.  Cremation.  Friends may call 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  Mr. Beullens was born in Hillsboro, KS.  He was an insurance underwriter for Davidson Babcock Insurance Brokers.  Survivors include his wife, Sondra J. Beullens, of the home; sons Chris A. Buellens, Kansas City, KS, and Scott J. Beullens and his wife, Tammy, Olathe, KS; stepsons, Mark A. Kelly, Lee's Summit, Mo, and John F. Kelly, Los Angeles, CA; stepdaughter, Sherri A. Richmond and her husband, Jim, Kingsville, MO; mother-in-law, June Pretzl; grandchildren, Joseph Daniel Bullens, Amanda Christine Beullens, and Mark A. Kelly Jr.; and numerous other family mambers.


Name of Deceased: Mary Ann Buellens
Newspaper: The Kansas City Star
Date: Mar. 20, 1999
Submitters Name: Robert King

Obit: Mary Ann Buellens, 80, Kansas City, MO, passed away March 17, 1999.  Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 20, at St. Francis Xavier Church.  Interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.  Visitation was Friday, March 19, at Muehlebach Funeral Home.  Mrs. Beullens was born the daughter of Howard Webb and Sarah McCabe Webb.  She grew up and lived in Sullivan County in northeast Missouri.  After graduating from Northeast Missouri State University, she became a teacher for various school districts including the Kansas City School District.  She was preceded in death by her husband, George A. Beullens, in April of 1979; brother, Richard J. Webb, and granddaughter, Teresa M. Neenan, in April of 1980.  Survivors include three brothers, Thomas J. Webb, Edina, MO, Paul Webb, Plainfield, IL, and Dr. John M. Webb, Kansas.  Mary Ann was a devoted wife, thoughtful sister, a caring mother, a loving and giving grandmother, and a wonderful friend.  She will be greatly missed and never forgotten.


Name of Deceased: Emmalee Butner
Newspaper: Lee's Summit Journal
Date: November 4, 1977
Submitters Name: Cris Nagla

Obit: MRS. EMMALEEE BUTNER
Mrs. Emmalee Butner 79, Lee's Summit, died Nov. w at Truman Medical Center.  She was a lifelong Jackson County resident.  Mrs. Butner was a member of the Greenwood Christian Church.  she leaves a son, Elmer Antle, Lee's summit; Mrs. Viola Appleby, Des Moines,; five granchildren; and 10 great-granchildren.  Services were held today; burial in the Greenwood Cemetery.


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