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At Rest - Catherine Bailey

Mrs. Catherine Bailey passed from this life to the unknown at 3:30 last Friday morning, December 3.

Catherine Adams Bailey was born near Bradfordsville, Ky., October 24, 1820, and therefore was 77 years, 1 month and 10 days old at her death. She professed faith in Christ at the age of 16 and has lived a devoted Christian life up to her death. Miss Adams was united in marriage to Richard M. Bailey February 12, 1840.

Mrs. Bailey was the mother of twelve children, four of whom preceded her to the brighter land many years ago. She leaves an aged husband, eight children and fifty-five grandchildren to mourn her departure.


Source: Current Wave, Dec. 9, 1897 - Submitted by C. Anthony -2009

Name of Deceased: Charles Albert Bailey
Newspaper: Council Bluffs, Iowa Nonpareil
Date: Mon. Feb. 17, 1936
Submitters Name: Cheryl G. Banks

Obit: Charles Bailey
“Charles Bailey, 80. former resident of Council Bluffs, died Sunday at Birch Tree, [Shannon Cty., Mo.]
“Until moving to Missouri a year ago, Mr. Bailey was custodian at the Masonic temple. He ws a member of Bluff City lodge No.
71, A.F. & A.M. Surviving is his daughter, Mrs. Lulu Taylor.
“The body will arrive in Council Bluffs Tuesday and be taken to the Woodring mortuary. Services are being planned for Wednesday at the Masonic temple.”
[Buried in the Walnut Hill Cemetery, Council Bluffs, Iowa.]


Brawley, Doris Marie
Doris Marie Cox Brawley was born July 6, 1934 in Shannon County, Mo., the daughter of Jack and Beulah Willis Cox and departed this life on July 20, 1987 at her home in Bowling Green, Ky., at the age of 53 years.
She was united in marriage to Robert G. brawley on April 21, 1951 and to this union three daughters were born.
She is survived by her husband, Bob; three daughters and sons-in-law, Belinda Miller, Royal Oak, Michigan, Cathy Rosner, Overland, Mo. And Mary Droney, St. Ann, Mo.; her mother, Beulah Cox of Eminence, Mo.; one brother, Jackie Cox of Opelika, Ala.; her father-in-law, Noel Brawley, Birch Tree, Mo.; four grandchildren, Robbie Brawley, Joey, Jerry and Jennifer Rosner; and a host of relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Andrew Jackson Cox; one brother, Junior (J.M.) Cox; and her mother-in-law, Fern Brawley.
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 23, at 1p.m. in the Duncan Funeral Chapel at Eminence with Minister Rodney Brown officiating.  Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery at Birch Tree under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Birch Tree.
(Source: Unknown newspaper, Aug. 5, 1987. Submitted by Marjorie M. Medley)

Name of Deceased: Grace (Seaman) Butner
Date: May 1957
Submitters Name: M Wagner

Obit: Democrat, 30 May 1957 ~ GRACE BUTNER CROSSES THE BAR Grace L. Seaman Butner passed away at the St. Francis Hospital, Mtn. View, Mo., at 4 p.m., Saturday, May 18, 1957, from the effects of ulcers. She was the daughter of Martha and Alonzo Seaman, and was born at Winona, Mo., February 6, 1891. She was raised in a Christian home and at an early age united with the Presbyterian Church. Those who came in contact with her all through her life in both social and business relationships, reaped the benefit of this Christian life. She was united in marriage April 17, 1918, to Raymond S. Butner, who preceded her in death. To this union four girls were born: Samme Roberts, Willow Springs, MO.; Johnabell Black, Winona, Mo.; Jean Burkhart, Junction City, Ky.; one daughter died in infancy. She also leaves three sons-in-law: George Roberts, Loyd Black and Gene Burkhart; seven grandsons, seven granddaughters; one brother; four half-brothers, one half sister; and a step-mother; several nieces and a host of very dear friends, who will mourn her passing for years to come. Grace Butner was a character within herself. She was aggressively honest and did not tolerate dishonesty in any form. She asked no one to take over her share of the burden. She asked no succor, but fought her own battles, honestly, courageously, determinedly and held the wholesome respect of all who knew and dealt with her. She taught school in Shannon, Howell and Carter counties. The funeral was held in the Christian Church at Winona and she was laid to rest at the Mt. Zion Cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J.W. Bockman of Winona. A large assemblege of neighbors and friends formed the funeral cortage attesting to the wonderfully high esteem in which Grace L. Butner and her family were held in the community where all her fruitful years were spent. A most useful life has ended; a family's strong protector has laid down the gaultlet and surrendered to the Grim Reaper; the final curtain in life's drama has fallen in the life of Grace L. Butner, and may her children and friends remember and emulate her many strong elements of character and attack the problems of life with the same degrees of honesty and fearlessness as did their mother.

Name of Deceased: Raymond S. Butner
Date: Jul 1947
Submitters Name: M Wagner

Obit: RAYMOND BUTNER CROSSES THE BAR - Raymond S. Butner passed away at his farm home one mile east of Winona, at 6:30 a.m., Sunday, July 6th, 1947, from the effects of a heart attack, and succumbed within an hour. He was the son of Samuel S. and Elizabeth Butner, & was born January 31, 1893, in Cedar County, Missouri. He was reared in a Christian home and at the age of 14 years united with the Christian Church. Those who came in contact with him all through his life in both social and business relationship reaped the benefit of this Christian life. He was united in marriage April 17, 1918, to Grace Seaman. To this union four girls were born, Samme Roberts, Eminence, Mo., Johnabell Black, Alton, Mo., and Jean of the home. One daughter died in infancy. He also leaves two sons-in-law, Loyd Black and George Roberts, one grandson, three granddaughters, five sisters, Mrs. Ruby Sanders, St. Louis, Mo., Mrs. Goldie Harder, Portland, Oregon, Mrs. N. B. George, Ellington, Mo., Mrs. Chas. Adams, Bartlesville, Okla., Mrs. E.W. Sloan, Puxico, Mo.; one brother, Stone Butner, Enterprise, Oregon; several nieces and nephews, and a host of very dear friends who will mourn his passing for years to come. Raymond Butner was a character within himself. He was aggressively honest and did not tolerate dishonesty in any form. He hit the battle line of life hard. He asked no one to take over his share of the burden. He asked no succor, but fought his own battle honestly, courageously, determinedly and held the wholesome respect of all who knew and dealt with him. He was for the past 20 years an extensive stock buyer in Shannon, Reynolds, Carter, Oregon, and Howell Counties. The funeral was held in the home and interment was in the Mt. Zion cemetery one mile from his home which he dearly loved. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J.W. Bockman of Winona. A large assemblage of neighbors and friends formed the funeral cortege attesting to the wonderfully high esteem in which Raymond S. Butner and his family were held in the community where all his fruitful years were spent. A most useful life has ended, a family's strong protector has laid down the gauntlet and surrendered to the Grim Reaper, the final curtain in life's drama has fallen in the life of Raymond Butner, and may his children and friends remember and emulate his many strong elements of character and attack the problems of life with the same degree of honesty and fearlessness as did their father. There are stars that go out in the darkness, but whose silvery light shineth on. There are roses whose perfume still lingers, when the blossoms are faded and gone. There are hearts full of light and of sweetness, when no longer their life current flows. Still their goodness lies on with the living like the souls of the star and the rose. Thus did Raymond live and die.

Name of Deceased: Samuel S. Butner
Newspaper: Shannon County Democrat
Date: 4/16/1915
Submitters Name: M Wagner

Obit: The Shannon County Democrat, April 16, 1915 - Samuel Sanford Butner was born in Madison County, Kentucky Dec. 15, 1853, and died at Winona, Mo., April 10, 1915, age 62 years, 3 months and 10 days. His first marriage was to Ellen Mann of Cedar County, Mo.. To this union there was born 3 children, Mrs. W.M. Hammer of Osawatomie, Kas., Mrs. C.L. Adams of Peru, Kas., and Mr. Stone Butner of Joseph, Oregon. His second marriage was to Mrs. S.E. Franklin of Cedar Co., Mo., in 1890. To this union was born 5 children, four of which are still living. He leaves a wife and 9 children, 2 of which are step children, an aged mother and 3 brothers, as well as a host of friends to mourn his loss. While the deceased never made an open confession of Christianity, yet his daily life would lead all who know him to believe he was leading a Christian life. In the community in which he lived he has always been held in the highest esteem as a man of sterling honesty and a disposition to live up to the Golden Rule, "Do unto others as you would that others do unto you." To his family he was always devoted, exhibiting the greatest parental love for his children and unquestionable devotion to his wife. Our community joins with the family in mourning for one whom we have learned to love during the two and one half years he has been among us. ~ J.W. Copeland

Name of Deceased: Sarah E. (Terry) Franklin Butner
Date: Aug 1941
Submitters Name: M Wagner

Obit: Mrs. Butner - Sarah Elizabeth Terry was born in Bath County, Kentucky, March 29, 1859, where she grew to womanhood. In 1880 she was married to Owen W. Franklin. Five children were born to this union. Two died in infancy and another, a daughter, at the age of 24. She was left a widow in 1888 and in 1890 was married to S.S. Butner, who was at the time the father of three small children. She reared these children and five were born into the family. These all survive except one which died in infancy, and a step-daughter. She was again widowed in 1915. She was reared in a Christian home and at the early age of fourteen was baptized into Christ and remained faithful through the years. She was always ready to do good in time of need. She was often heard to remark that she considered her Christian parents her greatest blessing in life. Her one greatest concern was to attend worship on Lord’s Day. That she might be able to do this, in her late years, she left her home and the association of her children, moved to Mountain View among strangers where there is a Church of Christ. She has been in failing health for some time but suffered very little and only from infirmities of old age. While the day was yet new, on August 2, 1941, at the home of a daughter her spirit very calmly and peacefully left its abode of clay and took its flight into the great beyond. Funeral services were conducted at the Church of Christ Sunday in Mountain View, Mo., under the direction of Burns & Sons of Willow Springs, Mo. Bro. Huston Ferrel paid a very high tribute, to her Christian character and her service to mankind, spoke very ably and earnestly on the way of life eternal to those of us who remain. Her body was placed to rest in the Mt. Zion Cemetery near Winona, Mo., to await the resurrection. - Blessed are they who die in the Lord. The bereaved by her departure are her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, one sister, and a host of other relatives and friends. -One who knew and loved her.

Death of Myra Chrisco

A shadow of darkness was cast over our home on October 25th by the serious illness of little Myra, beloved daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Israel M. Chrisco. After a sickness of sixteen days, death relieved her of her pain and she passed to the bright beyond. She was 8 years, 10 months and 22 days of age, and leaves father, mother, three brothers and one sister to mourn her loss besides a host of relatives and friends will miss her. She was buried November 12th in the family burying ground of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Williams at the old home farm.
FANNY CHRISCO.     Bartlett, Mo., Dec. 1, 1877
Source: Current Wave, Dec. 9, 1897 - Submitted by C. Anthony - 2009


Pulliam, Alcye Mae Andrews
Alcye Mae Andrews Pulliam, 85, died August 2, 1994 at Rio Rancho, NM.  Born December 20, 1908 at Bonanza, NM, to Edgar M. and Elizabeth Cantrell Andrews, she married Francis Oren Pulliam on December 23, 1925 at Cerrillos, NM.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Francis Oren Pulliam, in 1973; one son, Oren Albert Pulliam; one sister and one brother.
Alcye is survived by one son, Edgar Pulliam, El Rancho, NM; three daughters, Velda Pulliam, Scarsdale, NY, Loeta Pulliam, Rio Rancho, NM, and Carmen Richerson, Los Alamos, NM; thirteen grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
She worked with the sheriff’s department of Berinalillo, NM from 1963 to 1968.  She also worked at Batrite’s Food Store in Los Alamos, NM.  Alyce attended the Corinth Baptist Church at Birch Tree after moving to Missouri.
Alcye had an outgoing personality and greeted the world with a big smile.
Graveside services were held August 6, 1994 at Corinth Cemetery with Reverend Fred Enloe officiating, under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Birch Tree, MO.
(Source: Standard News, August 17, 1994. Submitted by Marjorie M. Medley)

Name of Deceased: Cora Lee "Mimmie" (Thomas) Roberts
Date: Jan 1986
Submitters Name: M Wagner

Obit: Born in Texas County, MO on May 8, 1895, the youngest daughter of Rev. Enoch Lafayette and Iva Jane White Thomas. She departed this life at Springfield Health Care Center January 22, 1986, at the age of 90 years. Most of her youth was spent in Shannon County where on September 13, 1915 she was married to M.T. "Cotton" Roberts. To this union the following children were born, Paula, George, James, Louise and Lucille, who died in infancy. Cora professed her faith in Christ as a young woman and was a longtime member of the First United M.E. Church of Eminence. She was director of the youth activities, which is now the M.Y.F. of the M.E. Church. Cora was a lover of flowers and had a large garden from which she kept bouquets of seasonal flowers in the sanctuary of the church for Sunday services. At one time she had a flower and gift shop on Main Street. She enjoyed visiting with friends and customers and was interested in civic affairs; anything that was for the betterment of the community. After the death of her husband in January 1960 she moved to Springfield to be near her children, at which time she placed her membership in Grace United M.E. Church. She was a member of the United Methodist Women and participated in church activities as long as her health permitted. Mimmie, as she was lovingly called by her grandchildren, spent many hours when living in Eminence, helping with those who were ill, assisting a doctor with the delivery of babies, and helped with the lining of coffins that her brothers built. She truly was a willing worker in time of need. In later years she spent much time assembling and dressing dolls which she enjoyed so much. She was happiest when friends and family stopped by her apartment to visit with her. She is survived by her daughters Paula Cochran and her husband Arch; Louise and her husband Wayne James of Springfield, MO; sons, James and wife Pat and George and Samme Roberts of Willow Springs. She was the grandmother of 9, great grandmother of 15 and had one great-great grandchild and one step grandchild. Several nieces and nephews survive.

Name of Deceased: Marion Taylor "Cotton" Roberts
Newspaper: The Current Wave
Date: Jan 1960
Submitters Name: M Wagner

Obit: Marion Taylor Roberts, son of the late Louis Alexander and Mary Taylor Roberts, was born in Oregon County, Missouri, on January 25, 1889, and departed this life January 5, 1960, having reached the age of 70 years, 11 months and 10 days. He is survived by his wife, Cora Thomas Roberts, two daughters, Mrs. Arch L. Cochran and Mrs. Wayne L. James, both of Springfield, Missouri; two sons, George of Willow Springs, Mo., and James of Fort Benning, Georgia; three sisters, Mrs. James Fuller and Mrs. Oglesby Johnson, both of Thayer, Mo., and Mrs. Hubert Douglas of Santa Ana, California; one brother, C.T. Roberts of Alton, Missouri, and 10 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Two children preceded him in death in infancy. He openly professed his faith in Christ on March 23, 1948, seeking membership in the First Methodist Church of Eminence, Missouri, and remained in faithful membership there until the date of his passing this life. His attribute to humanity was the understanding of his fellow man.

Mrs. Elizabeth Rucker
Another esteemed pioneer crossed over the great divide last Sunday when Mrs. Elizabeth Rucker passed peacefully away.  The cause of death was pneumonia, which developed only four days before her death.  Mary Elizabeth Holliday was born in Cobden, Illinois, March 12, 1855, where she spent the early years of her girlhood.  Later she spent some time in Winona, Missouri where she met Elliot Rucker.  The friendship that sprang up ripened into love and they were married in Winona June 7, 1874.  To this union seven children were born, all but one of whom are living to mourn the loss of one of the best mothers.  They are Mrs. George Stephenson, Mrs. Frank Young, Claude and Lee Roy of Pullman, Lawrence E. of Olympia, Leonard J. of Eagle Creek, Oregon and Mrs. Lillie May Rigg, deceased.  There are 17 surviving grandchildren.

Mr. and Mrs. Rucker came to the great west in 1886, locating at Dayton.  Eight years later they came to Pullman where they have resided for over a quarter of a century.  Over 18 years ago she was called to sustain the severe misfortune of losing her life companion, who fell asleep on Jaunaury 4, 1902.  Since that time she has trod life's way alone.  Though greatly saddened by her loss, she found rich comfort in communion with the Man of Sorrows.  She was able to shake off the gloom and for more than 15 years has been a happy benediction to all who have been permitted to share her association.  She remembered her creator in the days of her youth and in her old age she forsook him not.  All the days of her life she has loved and served Her Lord and died in the comfort of a living faith.

Mrs. Rucker was a splendid type of the pioneers of the west.  She was sturdy and frugal in her home life.  Her love of the beautiful in nature resulted in making her door yard a bevy of beautiful flowers.  In fact her intense desire for a more beautiful harden of roses this year led to her decease.  It was after some extra exertion in planting a few varieties of rare flowers that the fatal malady came upon her.  The end came in the early forenoon of May 9, at the age of 65 years one month and 27 days.

The funeral was conducted from the Pullman Christian Church at 2 p.m. Tuesday May 11. H.J. Reynolds, the minister, officiated.  Interment was made in Fairmount.
Source: Pullman Herald, Pullman, W.T. [WA], May 14, 1920

Name of Deceased: Alonzo Carlton Seaman
Date: Sep 1928
Submitters Name: M Wagner

Obit: Whereas, it has please Almighty God in his infinite wisdom to call from this earthly lodge to the Celestial Lodge above, our beloved Brother, Alonzo C. Seaman, and whereas, this lodge has suffered irreparable loss in the passing of Brother Seaman, who was ever faithful to the precepts of our institution and whose daily life was a living example of the teachings of Odd Fellowship, and whereas the community has lost a valued and highly respected citizen, the family a devoted husband and father; be it therefore resolved, that the Winona Lodge No. 574 I.O.O.F. extend to the family deepest sympathy in their bereavement, and be it further resolved that the Charter of this lodge be draped in mourning for a period of thirty days, that a copy of these resolutions be sent the family, a copy spread upon the records of the lodge and further copies be furnished the newspapers of Shannon county for publication. WINONA LODGE No. 574, I.O.O.F.
Note: Alonzo was born 18 Jan 1865 in Alma, Jackson, WI & died 20 Sep 1928 in Winona, Shannon, MO.

Name of Deceased: Martha (Tripp) Seaman
Newspaper: Houston Herald
Date: 4/6/1899
Submitters Name: M Wagner

Obit: Houston Herald newspaper, 4/6/1899: Died -- March 23, 1899, Martha Seaman, wife of A. C. Seaman, after an illness lasting two weeks. The remains were interred in the Winona Cemetery the 24th, Rev. George E. Parsons officiating. Deceased was born August 11, 1871, and was united in marriage to the editor of this paper, September 10, 1887 at Eminence, Mo. Four children were born of this union; the second, a son, died when he was six months old. Deceased leaves a husband, three children -- Walter, Grace, and Arthur, a sister, Mrs. Doss Chilton, of Eminence township, a brother, George Tripp of Bowlan township to mourn her absence. We, with our children, extend our heartfelt thanks to the citizens for the great kindness shown our wife and mother during her fatal sickness. -- Winona Democrat


Stewart, Pearl Latisha
Pearl Latisha Stewart, 84, died August 8, 1994 at Summerville, MO.  Born August 19, 1909 at Haffner, MO to Ordie Estel Mufin and Sally Ann Crabtree Murfin, she married Elmer Oscar Stewart on June 19, 1929 at Hartshorn, MO.
Pearl is survived by her husband, Elmer Stewart, who resides at the Willow Care Nursing Home, Willow Springs, MO; her two sons, Amos Stewart and his wife, Pauline, Summersville and Carlos Stewart, Summersville; three grandchildren, Jimmy Stewart and Paula Stewart, Eminence, MO and Cathy Barnett, Summersville; five great-grandchildren, Bobby Bryan, Robin, Crystal and Anthony; two great-great grandchildren and a host of other family and friends who loved and will miss her.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Bill; three grandchildren, an infant granddaughter, Joyce Marie, granddaughter, Kim Stewart, and grandson, Paul Stewart.
Pearl and Elmer lived in the Hartshorn/Summersville area most of their married life.  Pearl was a cook at the Hartshorn School and substitute cook at the Summersville School.  She attended the Hartshorn Assembly of God Church for several years and when she moved to Summersville, she attended the Praise Assembly Church.  She faithfully attended church until she became too ill.
Funeral services were held August 12, 1994 at the Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville, MO with Reverend Arvel Schweighauser officiating.  Interment was in Antioch Cemetery in Hartshorn, MO.
(Source: Standard News, August 17, 1994. Submitted by Marjorie M. Medley)

Name of Deceased: Iva Jane (White) Thomas
Newspaper: The Current Wave
Date: 8 Feb 1923
Submitters Name: M Wagner

Obit: The Current Wave, 8 Feb 1923: Mrs. Iva Jane Thomas (nee White) was born October 2, 1858. She was married to Rev. E.L. Thomas on November 9, 1879. To this union ten children were born, seven girls and three boys, eight of whom are still living. Two are dead, one dying in infancy and the other, Mrs. Vesta Moore, at the age of 24 years. Mrs. Thomas has lived a widow since the death of her husband, which occurred November 12, 1901. Mrs. Thomas was converted and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, at the age of 21 years, and has lived a devoted Christian life since that time. She has been confined to her bed most of the time since July of last year, but she bore her suffering with patience, always manifesting her faith in God to sooth her pain. She prayed tht she might be permitted to die easy, and her prayer was answered in as much as her end came as a peaceful slumber, on January 28, 1923, at her home in Eminence, Mo. She leaves two sisters, three sons, Albert Thomas of Kansas, Evert and Cecil Thomas, of Eminence, Mo., and five daughters, Mrs. Tapath Barnett, Mrs. Nora Caylor, Mrs. Cora Roberts, of Eminence; Mrs. Ethel Smotherman, of Congo, all of this county, and Miss Eunice Thomas, of California. Several grandchildren and a host of friends also mourn her departure. The funeral was conducted by Rev. M.P. Smotherman in the Pleasant Grove church, of which she was a member, and her remains were laid to rest by the side of her husband in the beautiful cemetery adjoining the church. Truly a good woman has gone out of our midst. We shall surely see her again in that "land that is fairer than day."


Amel Augustus Allen
Amel Allen was born in Orangeville County, Ind., on Aug. 14, 1904 and died on March 7, 1987 at Fresno, California.
He lived on his farm near Birch Tree for 23 years.
Preceding him in death by his wife, Esther. He was survived by his wife, Doris of 13 years; three daughters, Mrs. Charles Thompson (Patricia) of Clever, Mo., Mrs. William Mager (Iris) of Winthrop Harber, Ill., and Ms. Lella Wilkerson of Clever, Mo.; two sons, Willliam Allen of Springfield, Mo., and Junior Allen of Delta, Col.; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Burial was in Fresno, California at Fresno Memorial Gardens
[Unknown Newspaper, April 8, 1987. Submitted by Marjorie M. Medley]


Norman K. Banks
Norman K. Banks of Kansas City, Mo., passed away December 3, 1967, at 12:54 p.m. at Veteran's Hospital in Kansas City at the age of 46.
His survivors are his wife, Shirley JoAnn Banks of Kansas City, Mo., and one daughter of the home.
Services were held Wednesday, December 6, at 3 p.m. at the Duncan Chapel at Eminence, with Rev. Norris and Rev. Prince officiatinig.
Burial was in the new City Cemetery at Eminence under direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Mountain View.
[Unknown Newspaper, December 7, 1967. Contributed by Marjorie M. Medley]


Linda Jean Bryant
Funeral rites for Linda Jean Bryant of Winfield were held Saturday at McCoy & Blossom Funeral Chapel, Troy. Rev. Kenneth Gray, pastor of the New Salem Baptist Church, officiated and burial was in the Asbury Cemetery.
Mrs. Bryant, 59, passed away April 12, 1984 in Ellis-Fischel Hospital, Columbia. She was born August 25, 1925 in Birch Tree, the daughter of Matthew and Hester J. Bowman. She was married to Roberty E. Bryant of Winfield. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Jesse Bowman.
Survivors besides her husband include a sister: Vilena Sheets of New Iberia; two brothers: Floyd Bowman of O'Fallon and Robert Bowman of Winfield; brothers-in-laws; sisters-in-law; nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends.
[Unknown Newspaper, May 22, 1984. Contributed by Marjorie M. Medley]


Rosie E. Campbell
Funeral Services for Mrs. Rosie Elizabeth Campbell, of Birch Tree, were held in the Rose Chapel of the Robertson Funeral Home, West Plains, Mo., with the Rev. T. O. Marler, of Camden, Mo., officiating.
Mrs. Campbell died at 5:30 a.m., Friday, March 28, 1969, in St. Francis Memorial Hospital, Mtn. View, Mo., after a two-week illness, apparently suffering from pneumonia. She was born in Texas county, on December 20, 1922, the daughter of Frank Price, of Edgewood, Iowa and the late Cynthia Harris Price. She spent part of her l ife in the Peace Valley area and on April 26, 1940 was married to Garfield Campbell, who survives her. She had been a member of the Methodist Church since childhood, with present membership in Bethel Chapel Church near Houston.
Surviving, besides her father and husband are two children, Edward Campbell, Eldridge, Mo.; Marilyn Smith, Evansdale, Iowa; seven grandchildren and one brother and three sisters, Robert Glen Price, Edgewood; Jean Talley, Corning, Calif.; Ruth Balhuts, Bethany, Okla.; and Alice Collins, Yuba City, Calif. Three brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.
Interment was in Howell Memorial Park Cemetery under the direciton of Roberson Funeral Home.
We wish to express our gratitude to all of our good neighbors, friends, and coworkers who extended comforting sympathy and help in behalf of Garfield Campbell and children.
Edward Campbell & Marilyn Smith.
[Unknown Newspaper, April 3, 1969. Contributed by Marjorie M. Medley]


William Earl Honeycutt born June 10, 1912 was the son of Delmar and Ola Honeycutt and departed this life February 8 at the age of 54 years, 7 months and 28 days.
He was preceded in death by his father, mother and brother Floyd.
Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Lois Seydlitz of Platsmouth, Nebraska and two grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Irene Williams of Independence, Mrs. Mary Jane Noblin of Rolla.
Two half brothers, Virgil Smith of Houston and Carl Honeycutt of Kansas City, Kansas, also 12 nephews, seven nieces and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted February 11th at Montier in the Church of God of Prophecy. Interment in the Montier Cemetery with the Duncan Funeral Home in charge.
[Unknown Newspaper, February 16, 1967, contributed by Marjorie M. Medley]
I wish to thank all the friends and many relatives who shared my grief at the passing of my dear brother, W. Earl Honeycutt, February 8th. Also for their kindness and many beautiful floral offerings. Thank you and God bless all of you.
Irene B. Williams & family.
[Unknown Newspaper, March 2, 1967, Contributed by Marjorie M. Medley]


William F. Loftin
William F. Loftin, age 81, of Eminence, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, December 12, 1967, at 1:40 p.m. in the Texas County Memorial Hospital.
Surviving him is his wife, Julia, of the home.
Services were held Thursday, December 14, at 1 p.m. in the Eminence Baptist Church with the Rev. Raymond Sconce officiating. Burial was in Summers Cemetery at Ink, Missouri, under direction of Duncan Funeral Home
[Unknown Newspaper, December 28, 1967. Contributed by Marjorie M. Medley]


Paskel O. Phelps
Paskel O. Phelps was born November 15, 1905 at Birch Tree, Missouri to Felix and Hatting Livingston Phelps. He passed away November 22, 1980 in the West Plains Memorial Hospital, West Plains, Missouri at the age of 75.
He was married to Ruby Lorene Baugh on November 21, 1926 at Birch Tree, Missouri. To this union, eight children were born: Robert, Jack, Wayne, Lewis, Leroy, James, LaVerne, and Wilma.
He is survived by his wife, his children, twenty-four grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
He was a member of the Baptist Church of Birch Tree.
This man was wealthy in a great way. He was truly honest, hard-working, and loved by all who knew him.
Services were held Tuesday, November 25, 1980 at the Duncan Chapel in Mountain View, with burial in the Nennonite Cemetery, Birch Tree, Missouri, under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home
[Mountain View Standard, November 27, 1980. contributed by Marjorie M. Medley]


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