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Isaac Helton
Isaac Helton was born April 2, 1837, and departed this life March 18, 1930. Age, at time of death, 92 years, 11 months and 15 days. He was united in marriage to Mrs. Cynthia Smith, in April 1865, and to this union 7 children were born—5 boys and 2 girls, two of them preceding him in death. The surviving are: B. F. Helton, Licking, Mo., G. B. Helton, Pryor, Okla., I. M. Helton, Vinita, Okla., Mrs. Isabelle Adams, Evening Shade, Mo., and S. L. Helton, Evening Shade, with whom he made his home at the time of his death. Mr. Helton was one of the oldest citizens of Pulaski County, and was also a Civil War veteran. Uncle Ike, as he was familiarly known, was a member of the old Missionary Baptist Church, at Baldridge. Besides his children, he leaves to mourn his passing, 20 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and a host of friends. The remains were laid to rest in the Palace Cemetery beside his wife, who preceded him to the Great Beyond 20 years ago. [Unknown newspaper, c. March 1930; Submitted by Karen Nelson]

Eliza Johnson
BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. – Mrs. Eliza Johnson, 93 year old Baxter Springs resident, died at 1:30 o’clock Friday afternoon in a Lowell nursing home. She had been a patient there four months. Born February 18, 1868, in Pulaski county Missouri, she had lived in Baxter Springs many years and was a member of First Baptist church. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Lillie Johnson of Baxter Springs, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services will be announced by Wene funeral home. (Source: Joplin Globe, April 29, 1961. Transcribed by Carolyn Allen)

Joyce Dianne Miller
Laquey Child Dies: Rites are Scheduled Saturday.
Richland (Special) – Joyce Dianne Miller, 8, of the Laquey community near here, died yesterday at Waynesville General Hospital, Waynesville, Mo. She was born in Pulaski county, Oct. 11, 1946, the daughter of Marion and Dorothy Miller. In addition to the parents, she is survived by one brother, Ronnie Miller, Laquey; and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Grover Bollinger, Laquey. Funeral services will be conducted at 2pm Saturday at the Buckhorn Baptist Church near here with the Rev. Earnest Cox officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery here. (Source: Post-Tribune, Jefferson City, Mo., June 17, 1955)

Lev A. Morrow
IBERIA (Special) – Lev A. Morrow, 84, of Iberia died Wednesday night at Pulaski County Memorial Hospital in Waynesville. Mr. Morrow was born Oct. 4, 1882, near Iberia to William Wiley and Atha Ann Groves Morrow. He was married to Rosa Durham, who died in 1946. On Feb. 21, 1951, he was married to Mrs. Odessa Whitaker, who survives. From 1911 to 1951, he lived in North Dakota. On Sept. 3, 1953, he became a member of Bray’s Advent Christian Church near Iberia. Mr. Morrow was a retired farmer. Besides his widow, survivors include a son, Delmar Morrow of Epping, N.D.; two daughters, Mrs. Thelma Rustad of Salina, Calif., and Mrs. Priscilla Bina of Wake Forest, Ill.; two brothers, Thurman Morrow of Iberia and Sheldon Morrow of Denver, Colo.; four grandchildren; three stepsons, Calvin Whitaker of Waynesville, Archie Whitaker of Dixon and Leo Whitaker of Trention; five stepdaughters, Mrs. Lianie Thompson of Iberia, Mrs. Erma Williams of Topeka, Kan., Mrs. Edith Duckworth of Liberty; Mrs. Thelma Veasman of Dixon and Mrs. Gladys Stone of Tuscumbia; 23 stepgrandchildren and 14 step great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Saturday at the Bray’s Advent Christian Church with the Rev. Robert Burdette officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery. (Source: Post-Tribune, Jefferson City, Mo., October 21, 1966)

Mrs. Mary Trower
Died, Saturday, Jan. 4, of pneumonia, Mrs. Mary Trower.  Grnadma Trower was one of the oldest persons in this county and with her husband was among the early settlers of the county.  She has been a widow several years and at the time of her death was visiting in the home of her son in law, J. Goodman, of Hancock.
Source: The Pulaski County Democrat, Waynesville, MO, Jan. 10, 1902


Cora Underwood
Died, on the 5th of January, 1901, at her home near Riddle ford south of Dixon, Pulaski county, Mo., Mrs. Cora Underwood.  She struggled with pneumonia eight days, but she bore her sufferings with a fortitude which characterizes a true Christian, which indeed she was, having been a consistent member of the church for about six years.  She was born Jan. 21, 1875, being nearly 27 years old at death.  She was married to J.C. Underwood Aug. 16, 1896.
Cora was an industrious daughter, a faithful and devoted wife and loving mother.  She was the daughter of J.E. and M.C. Hamilton, well known and respected citizens of this community.  her place in the family circle will be sadly missed, her place in society hard to fill.  Her body was laid to rest in the cemetery at Mitchell Chapel in the presence of a large number of relatives and friends, to await the morning of  the resurrection.  She leaves a husband, two children and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her untimely death.  Cora, it is hard to say good bye, but we will strive to meet you in heaven.
Source: The Pulaski County Democrat, Waynesville, Mo., Jan. 10, 1902

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