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Obituaries and Death Notices

Nellie Blanch (Condon) Atwood
Nellie Blanch Atwood, 84, Walnut Valley Nursing home resident, died yesterday.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Dunsford Funeral Home.  Rev. George R.Goudie will officiate and burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery. She was born May 11, 1894 in Stone County, Mo.  She was a homemaker.  She came to Augusta in 1941.  Her husband Benjamin Atwood died in 1967.  She was a member of the First Southern Baptist church.
Surviviors include a son, Mark H. Copp, Augusta, Daughter Betty C. Graham, Wichita, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren
Source: Augusta Gazette, Kansas, November 22, 1978, submitted by Kyle M. Condon

Hiram C. Dummit
Hiram C. Dummit, one of the earliest settlers of Kings Prairie died suddenly at his home Monday morning about 9 oclock.  Mr. Dummit had been confined to his bed for about five weeks with weakness due to senility.  On Monday morning he ate a hardy breakfast.  His son, F.R. Dummit pealed and fed him a peach after breakfast, then gave him a chew of tobacco.  The old gentleman asked to be helped up and sat a short time on the side of the bed.  Seeing he was tired his sons, E.R. Dummit and Charlie Dummit, started to lift him back in bed, when he became limp in their arms, having expired suddenly without a struggle.  He was past 82 years old.

Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, August 16, at King's Prairie Union church.  Interment was made in Kings Prairie cemetery.  Hiram C. Dummit was born March 3, 1839 in Kentucky. His parents went from Kentucky to Stone County, Missouri and there he was married to Miss Tranquilla Bolin, who died less than two years ago.  They were the parents of thirteen children, six of whom are now living.  They are F.R. Dummit, R.S. Dummit, Charlie Dummit and Mrs. Carl Drake, of Monett; Joe Dummit, of Gooding, Idaho and Mrs. Sarah Sims, of Joplin.  All of these except Joe Dummit will be here for the funeral.  Mr. Dummit leaves about fifty grandchildren and twenty one great grandchildren. He is survived by two grandchildren(?).  Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Dummit settled on Kings Prairie in 1868, being among the first settlers there.  They lived there all the remainder of their lives, reared a large family and lived to a ripe old age, highly respected by all.
Source: The Monett Times, Monett, MO, Aug. 19, 1921

Richard Esslinger
Nov. 30, 1929 - Dec. 13, 2003 Funeral services for Richard "Dick" Esslinger, 74, of Lampe, Mo., were held Dec. 19, 2003, in Stumpff Chapel-South, Kimberling City, Mo. Burial, with full military honors, was in the Blue Eye, Mo., Cemetery. Mr. Esslinger died Dec. 13, 2003, in his home. He was born in Norton, Nov. 30, 1929, a son of Nicholas and Agnes (Hamel) Esslinger. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1947-1951 as an airplane electrician. Mr. Esslinger had lived in the Lampe area for the past 20 years, moving there from Belleville. He was in the home improvement business. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and was Exalted Ruler of the Elks Lodge in Belleville for two years. Preceding him in death were his parents, two brothers, Melvin and Buford and a sister, Stella. Surviving is his friend of 20 years, Cecilia "Leah" Canan of the home; son, Tim Esslinger of Concordia; daughter, Sharon Jante, Springfield, Mo.; sisters, Lorene Hessenflow, Norton; Mabel Clark, Colorado; three step-sons, Gary Kyle, Springfield; Robert Canan, Maryland; John Worthley, Blue Eye; three step-daughters, Cheri Devine, Springfield; Ellen Chrystal and Shirley Curbow, both of Blue Eye; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and ten step-grandchildren. [The Norton Telegram, Tuesday, January 20, 2004 Page 2; Submitted by: Maurene Richard Miller]

Bishop Herman
Died, Bishop Herman, of the Moravian Church, died at Mr. McCullah's in Stone county, Mo., July 20, 1854, on his return from a visit to the Moravian Mission in the Cherokee Nation. Bishop Herman has long been a resident in North Carolina, where he has held the important relationship of Bishop connected with that very Missionary branch of the Christian church.--[Springfield Adv.] [Glasgow Weekly Times (Glasgow, Mo.), August 10, 1854 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]

Stanley Z. Kinsman
Holiday Island, Ark -- STANLEY Z. KINSMAN SR., 72, Holiday Island, Ark., formerly of Missouri, died June 14, 1994, at the home. Mr. Kinsman was born in Royalton, Ill., and lived in Chicago and Shell Knob, Mo., before moving to Holiday Island three years ago. He was an investment banker before he retired. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of an Elks Lodge and a Shrine. Survivors include his wife, Deloris Kinsman of the home; a son, Stanley Z. Kinsman Jr., Kansas City; four daughters, Denise Grannan, Chicago, Michelle Turbak, Allentown, Pa., Susan Mary Oatman, Aurora, Ill., and Karen Ann Hoffman, Naperville, Ill.; two sisters, Reita Kinsman, Redwood City, Calif., and Grace Martin, San Francisco; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. [Source; Kansas City Star, The (MO) - June 17, 1994. contributed by Anna Newell]

Andrew Jackson Razor
Andrew Jackson Razor of South Monett, passed away at his home at 12:30 o'clock Friday afternoon following an illness of influenza pneumonia.  Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Methodist Protestant church and interment was made in the Eventide cemetery.  Mr. Razor was born in Stone county, Missouri in 1849 and died March 5, 1920, aged  71 years, and 2 months.  He was united in marriage to Sarah Elizabeth Jordan in September, 1883.  His wife and four children survive him.  The children are Mrs. Felix Bowling, of Crane; Mrs. Will Vickrey, of Purdy; Alfred Razor; and Mrs. W.M. Frost, of Monett.  All of them were at their fathers bed side when he passed away with the exception of Alfred.
Source: The Monett Times, Monett, MO, March 10, 1920


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