Obituaries
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[MCFARLAND, NANCY ELLIOTT]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, April 9, 1906, p. 6
After a lingering illness, Mrs. Nancy McFarland, wife of the late Samuel McFarland, founder of Hopkins, died at her home in this city on Monday night, at 11:15. The funeral was conducted from the Methodist church at 1 p. m., Wednesday, the funeral discourse being preached by her pastor, the Rev. A. J. Brock and burial took place in the Hopkins cemetery. – Hopkins Journal

 

[MCMASTER, CLARA VALENTINE]
Bedford Times-Press (Bedford, Iowa), Thursday, June 15, 1933, [p. 1]
Mrs. Charles McMaster Dies
Mrs. Charles McMaster, a daughter-in-law of W. D. McMaster of Bedford, died recently at her home in Mentone, Calif. Burial was made at the place. Mrs. McMaster was a former Bedford resident and will be remembered here as Miss Clara Valentine. She is survived by her husband and two children. Also her father and several brothers of this community. They had resided in California for about five years.

 

[MCMASTER, SARAH ROSE]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Saturday, August 1, 1970, [p. 1]
MISS ROSE McMASTER DIES AT KANSAS CITY
Miss S. [arah] Rose McMaster, 68, Kansas City, formerly of Hopkins, died Thursday at a hospital there.

She was a counselor in the Kansas City school system. She was born at Hopkins and had lived in the Kansas City area for 40 years.

She was a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church. She was graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia, with a Bachelor of Science degree in education and she did her graduate work at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and Michigan State University, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Funeral services were held at 1 p. m. today at the Newcomer Funeral Home, Kansas City, and burial was in the Hopkins Cemetery.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. C. P. Geleynse, Louisville, Ky., and two brothers, Bingham A. McMaster, Oceanside, Calif., and C. M. McMaster, San Antonio,  Tex.

 

[MAHAN, FRANK]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Saturday, August 19, 1950, [p. 1]
Frank Mahan, Who Had Been Barber 60 Years, Dies
Frank Mahan, who would have been 86 years old Oct. 23, died at 11 o'clock this morning at his home in Hopkins. He was the father of Wray Mahan, Maryville hardware store owner, and Mrs. Myrtle Fike of the home, who is employed in the Lloyd Tire Chain Co., Maryville. He had been ill for several months and for a time was in the St. Francis hospital, Maryville.

He had enjoyed the distinction of being one of the oldest barbers in Missouri. Only three years ago he retired, closing his shop March 10, 1947, just 25 days short of barbering sixty years.

Mr. Mahan was born in Green County, Wisconsin, Oct. 23, 1864. He was a year old when he came with his parents in a covered wagon to Nodaway County, which has been his home since. His parental home was four miles north of Maryville. In 1876 the family moved to Hopkins.

He experienced life as a former livery stable attendant, on the racetrack, in a brickyard, in hotels and then as a barber. When a young man he went to southwestern Kansas where he staked a homestead south of Garden City. There was not a barber in the county and he joined a barber friend and continued in the business. He returned to Hopkins in 1887.

On June 6, 1894 he was married at Hopkins to Miss Alice Wray, who survives. He died in the home where he lived for more than 60 years.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Swanson funeral home in Hopkins and burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery.

 

[MOORE NANCY B. GILLIS]
Daily Democrat-Forum and Maryville Tribune (Maryville, Missouri), Tuesday, August 4, 1925, [p. 1]
Mrs. Nancy B. Moore Dies at Her Home
Resident of Nodaway County for Over Half Century Succumbs Following Stroke of Paralysis
Mrs. Nancy B. Moore, 73 years old, a resident of Nodaway County for over half a century, died at 9:40 o'clock last night at her home, five miles south of Maryville. Mrs. Moore suffered a stroke of paralysis three months ago.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Presbyterian Church, the Rev. S. P. Allison officiating. Burial will be in Miriam cemetery.

The pallbearers will include six nephews of Mrs. Moore. They will be Freddie, Frankie and Sammie Lyle and Henry, Manning and Grover Moore.

Mrs. Moore was born March 23, 1852 in Vermont. She came to Nodaway County fifty-four years ago and had lived in and near Maryville since. Mr. Moore died twenty-eight years ago. Surviving are eight children, four sons and four daughters. They are Charles W. Moore, Burlington Junction; Everett Moore, at home; Ervin Moore, Weeping Water, Neb.; Ray Moore, Mitchell, S. Dak.; Mrs. Nettie Warren, Maryville; Mrs. W. E. Frazier, Fort Lupton, Colo.; Mrs. Fred Swann, St. Joseph; and Mrs. Elmer Hilsenbeck, Witten, S. Dak. She also leaves thirty-two grandchildren, six great grandchildren and the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Mary Lyle, Graham; Mrs. Jane McFarland, Barton, Vt.; Mrs. Rebecca Pitcher, Santa Barbara, Cal.; and Sim Gillis, Lawton, Okla.

 

[OWENS, CHARLES EUGENE]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, April 24, 1961, p. 2
Former Hopkins Man Dies At Miami, Fla.
Charles Eugene Owen], 85, Miami, Fla., formerly of Hopkins, died Friday at a Miami, Fla., hospital. He had lived in Miami for the past eight years.

Mr. Owen was born May 10, 1875, at Butler, Mo., the son of the late William Robert Owen and Julia Marie Maple Owen. He came to Hopkins as a boy and lived there until he was a young man. He had been gone from Hopkins for about 60 years.

Survivors are three sons, Edward Owen, Louisville, Ky.; Hobert Owen, Clay Center, Kas., and Ralph Owen, Topeka, Kas.; two daughters, Mrs. Dixie Owens, Hopkins, and Mrs. Bessie Godsey, Burlington Jct.; and a brother, Ernest Owen, Overland Park, Kas.

The body has been brought to the Swanson Funeral Home, Hopkins, where funeral rites will be in the Hopkins Cemetery.
[Note: The last name is spelled Owens on his headstone.]

 

[OWENS, DIXIE NINA OWEN]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Saturday, September 3, 1966, [p. 1]
Mrs. Dixie Owens, 86, Dies, Rites Sunday
Mrs. Dixie Nina Owens, 86, Hopkins, died at 9:30 p. m. Thursday at a hospital in Columbia where she had been a patient for 10 days, following a long illness.

She was born Aug. 21, 1880, at Butler, Mo., and was the daughter of the late Robert and Julia Maple Owen. She was married July 2, 1907, at Hopkins, to Alfred Owens, who preceded her in death Oct. 2, 1935. She was a member of the Hopkins Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p. m. Sunday at the Hopkins Baptist Church. The Rev. Norman Lewis will officiate and burial will be in the Hopkins Cemetery.

She is survived by two sons, James Owens, North Lake, Ill.; Bill Owens, Winfield, Ill.; three daughters, Miss Annice Owens and Mrs. Agnes Randall, of the home, and Mrs. Violet Hopple, Atchison, Kas.; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. The body is at the Swanson's Funeral Home, Hopkins.

 

[PORTER, THEODORE WILLIAM]
Daily Democrat-Forum and Maryville Tribune (Maryville, Missouri), Saturday, September 15, 1923, p. 3
Col. T. W. Porter Dies At Hopkins
Had Been Resident of Hopkins for 52 Years
Had First Store There Served as Postmaster, Township Collector, School Board Member and Town Clerk
Col. Theodore W. [illiam] Porter, one of the early settlers of Hopkins Township and Hopkins died at 11 o'clock last night at his home in Hopkins. He had been sick for the past two weeks with hardening of arteries. He had been a resident of Hopkins for fifty-two years.

The funeral will be tomorrow at 2 o'clock at the home in Hopkins. The Rev. R. L. McCannon, pastor of the Hopkins Christian Church, will conduct the services. Burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery and burial services will be in charge of the Masons.

Mr. Porter was born June 22, 1843 in Battle Creek, Mich. He was educated in the public schools, supplementing this course in the Michigan State Normal School. At 17 years of age he commenced life on his own account, and the following five years were spent in farming. In 1865 he began freighting across the Rocky Mountains, in which he was engaged during the following two years. He then engaged in farming in Bates County, Mo., but in 1868 he returned to Michigan, where he remained until the spring of 1869. In that year he located on a farm at Xenia, being one of the first settlers in Hopkins Township. He opened a drug store from which he sold the first merchandise brought to that township. In 1873 Mr. Porter was appointed postmaster at Hopkins and served seven years. He remained in the drug business continuously until 1884. In 1893 he went into the lumber business and was in that business for several years. He had been for several years engaged in the insurance and real estate business.

He served as town clerk of Hopkins and was collector for fourteen years of Hopkins Township. He was a member of the Hopkins school board for twenty-one years.

On January 1, 1872, Mr. Porter was united in marriage with Dallas Johnston, a native of Maryland. One child, now Mrs. Cecil Austin of Los Angeles, Ca., survives. Mrs. Austin has been at the bedside of her father for the past week. Mr. Austin arrived yesterday in Hopkins. Mr. Porter remarried and his second wife survives.

 

[SCANE, SARAH CATHERINE BISHOP]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Tuesday, February 10, 1914, p. 2
Mrs. Pat Scane, a former resident of Hopkins, died in Colorado last week and the remains were brought to Hopkins for burial. Pat Scane was a brother of the late W. A. Scane of this city.

 

[SCANE, SARAH CATHERINE BISHOP]
Bedford Free Press (Bedford, Iowa), Tuesday, February 10, 1914, p. 4
The remains of Mrs. Pat Scane arrived in Hopkins Wednesday from Colorado and burial took place in the Hopkins cemetery. This lady was a former resident of Hopkins but moved to Colorado several years ago.

 

[SCOTT, DAVID NORTON]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, July 23, 1952 [p. 1]
Services Tuesday for David Norton Scott
David Norton Scott, 91, resident of Maryville for many years, died at 1:15 a. m. yesterday at his home in St. Joseph, where he had lived for a year with his daughter, Miss Bessie Scott. He had been in failing health for some time and seriously ill for 10 days.

The body was brought to Maryville to the Price funeral home where funeral services will be held at 3:30 p. m. tomorrow. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery.

Born July 24, 1861, Bedford, Mr. Scott was married Jan. 1, 1884, to Della Jane Rusk of Hopkins. Mrs. Scott died Feb. 6, 1951. He operated a music shop for many years in Maryville, and after retiring from the business he tuned pianos for years in this vicinity.

Miss Scott is the only near relative surviving. Miss Emma Shroyer, age 97, cousin of the late Mrs. Scott, lived in their home for years and for the last year had lived with Miss Scott and her father. When Mr. Scott suffered his second stroke ten days ago, she came to Maryville to the home of her niece, Mrs. Floren Porter and Mr. Porter.

 

[SCOTT, DELLA JANE RUSK]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Tuesday, February 6, 1951, [p. 1]
Mrs. D. N. Scott Taken by Death
Mrs. D. [avid] N. [orton] Scott, resident of Nodaway county for 74 years, died at 12 o'clock noon today at her home on North Main street, where she was taken Monday from the St. Francis hospital. She had been ill of a heart condition at the hospital for ten weeks. Funeral arrangements have not been made.

Mrs. Scott, age 85, was born in Knox County, Ill. She was the former Miss Della Jane Rusk and came to Nodaway County in 1876 where she made her home with an uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. John Shroyer south of Hopkins. She was married at the Shroyer home Jan. 1, 1884, to Mr. Scott, who survives. Survivors include in addition to her husband, one daughter, Miss Bessie Scott of St. Joseph, who had been here since Saturday night; one brother, Galand Rusk of Hopkins; a half sister, Mrs. Cora Elkins of Duffeau, Tex., and a cousin, Miss Emma Shroyer, age 95, who has made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Scott for a number of years and who had also been in the St. Francis hospital for ten weeks. She was dismissed Monday and is at the Scott home.

Mrs. Scott was a member of the Methodist church and had been active in the work of the church as long her health permitted. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery.

 

[STEWART, ISABELLA "BELLE"]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Saturday, April 3, 1937, p. 5
Miss Isabelle Stewart was born in York County, New York State, March 18, 1860, daughter of Isabella and Archibald Stewart. She passed away March 27, 1937, at the age of 77 years.

The family settled later in Hopkins, Missouri, and it was here that her mother, brothers and a sister preceded her in death. At the time of the death of the sister, Mrs. A. J. Roof, who died in 1886, Miss Stewart assumed the responsibilities of a mother to the two small children, her niece and nephew to whom she devoted many years of her life in giving to them a mother's care. For more than thirty years the home was in Parnell, Mo. In 1917 she went to Denver, Colorado and cared for her two half-sisters, Abigail and Katherine Stewart, who passed away December 25, 1924.

Early in life Miss Stewart consecrated her life to Christ and united with the Presbyterian Church. Upon coming to Parnell she united with the Methodist church and remained a member there until the end. She taught school for over thirty terms. She was the first Sunday School Superintendent in Parnell Methodist church. For fifteen years Miss Stewart served as a matron at the State Industrial School for Girls at Morrison, Colo. At various times she made her home with Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Gray, sr., at Hot Sulphur Springs, Colo. She was known to all her friends and acquaintances as "Aunt Belle." Her life has been one of constant service for others. Scores of friends will mourn her passing.

She leaves a brother-in-law, A. J. Roof, of Parnell, Mo.; a nephew, C. V. Roof of Blanchard, Ia.; a niece, Mrs. H. O. Gray, sr., of Hot Sulphur Springs, Colo. (her sister's two children whom she reared); a nephew, M. E. Roof of Fort Collins, Colo.; and two cousins, Carl Bryant of Denver, and Arch Martin of Riverton, Wyo. There are also six great nephews: Harold, Vincent, Victor and Haldane Gray; Charles Howard Roof and Haldane Roof; one great niece, Charlene Gray; and two great-great-nephews, Jimmy and Billy Gray.

Services were held at the Stevens Parlors, Denver, Monday at 2:00 p. m. by Rev. A. J. Sullins. Following this service the remains were brought to Parnell where on Wednesday afternoon in the home church final services were conducted by the pastor, Rev. C. C. Pritchard. She was laid to rest in the Hopkins cemetery.

 

[STRAWN, HATTIE BELLE HAMM]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, November 23, 1936, [p. 1]
Mother of Reba Butler Dies at St. Joe Sunday
Mrs. Hattie Bell Strawn, mother of Miss Reba Butler of this city, died in a St. Joseph hospital yesterday afternoon. She suffered a stroke of paralysis while descending the steps of the Francis Street Methodist church following church services yesterday morning. Mrs. Strawn, the widow of Charles S. Strawn, was 65 years old. Her home was at 111 South Eleventh Street, St. Joseph.

Surviving are a son, Kenneth M. Strawn, manager of the Robinson shoe store in St. Joseph; two daughters, Miss Butler and Miss Mercedes Strawn, St. Joseph; and a sister, Mrs. Charles Butler of this city with whom the daughter, Miss Reba Butler, has lived for several years.

Definite arrangements for the funeral have not been made. However they will probably be held tomorrow in St. Joseph.

 

[THOMPSON, GEORGE WASHINGTON]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Saturday, April 5, 1941, p. 3
George Thompson Dies At His Home in Hopkins
George Thompson, 72 years of age, died at 4:15 o'clock yesterday afternoon at his home in Hopkins. Mr. Thompson had suffered a stroke two weeks ago.

He was born September 9, 1868, in Iowa and had lived most of his life in the Hopkins community. He was married January 1, 1889, to Miss Lilly Comat of near Hopkins.

He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Glen Forney, Hopkins; a son, Reuben Thompson, Hamburg, Ia.; one brother, Grover Thompson, Hopkins; four sisters, Mrs. Effie Thomas, Council Bluffs; Mrs. Bertha Ditto, Nevada, Mo.; Mrs. Nora Coleman, Los Angeles, and Mrs. Wheeler Campbell, Maryville and thirteen grandchildren. One son preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Swanson funeral home in Hopkins. Burial will be in a Hopkins cemetery.
[Note: His Missouri State death certificate and his headstone both give his birth year as 1866 not 1868 as stated in the obituary.]

 

[THOMPSON, MARY ELIZABETH MORRIS]
Daily Democrat-Forum  (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, April 23, 1923, [p. 1]
Mrs. John Thompson of Barnard Dies
Mrs. John Thompson of Barnard died at 4 o'clock this morning at the Sister's Hospital in St. Joseph where she underwent an operation about two weeks ago. The body arrived in Barnard at noon today. Arrangements for the funeral have not been made. She was fifty-nine years old and had been ill for several months of cancer of the stomach. Besides her husband she is survived by one son, Ray Thompson, and two sisters, Mrs. George Wohlford and Mrs. John Snyder, both of Barnard.

 

[THOMPSON, MARY ELIZABETH MORRIS]
Daily Democrat-Forum  (Maryville, Missouri), Thursday, April 26, 1923, p. 5
Funeral services for Mrs. John Thompson of Barnard, who died Monday morning in a St. Joseph hospital, were held at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the Swinford church near Barnard. The Rev. A. C. Olson of Grant City officiated. Burial was in the Swinford cemetery.

 

[ULMER, OLA FAYE ESHELMAN]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Tuesday, March 30, 1976, p. 6
Mrs. Ola Ulmer - Mrs. Ola Ulmer, 77, Hopkins, died at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the St. Francis Hospital, where she had been a patient 17 days. She lived some of the time at the Nodaway Nursing Home.

She was born Sept. 10, 1898, at Pickering, the daughter of the late John and Mira McChesney Eshelman. A lifelong resident of the Hopkins community, she was a member of the Hopkins First Christian Church and the Hilltop Club. On July 21, 1918, she was married at Maryville to Galen Ulmer, who survives.

Besides her husband of the home, she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Earl Orman, Fort Morgan, Colo.; Mrs. Ray Connolly, Enterprise, Ore., and Mrs. Dewey Moss, Lebanon, Ore.; a son, Homer Ulmer, Hopkins; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Hopkins First Christian Church, with the Rev. Carl Hoff to officiate. Burial will be in the Hopkins Cemetery. The body is at the Swanson Funeral Home, Hopkins.

 

[ULMER, RITCHIE ENDIMILE STURGEON] 
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, April 4, 1932, [p. 1]
Mrs. Richey Ulmer Dies in Son's Home in Hopkins
Mrs. Richey Ulmer, who would have celebrated her 79th birthday anniversary April 12, died at 2:20 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the home of her son, Everett, at Hopkins. Mrs. Ulmer was born in Indiana. She came from there about sixty years and since that time has lived in the Hopkins community.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Anna Oliver, of Boise, Idaho, and two sons, Everett and George B. Ulmer of Hopkins.

The funeral services are to be held at 11 o'clock tomorrow morning at the Baptist church at Hopkins. Rev. E. B. Osborne of New Market, Ia., will be in charge. Burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery.
[Note:  Her first name is spelled Ritchie on her death certificate and headstone.]

 

[WHITE, CLAUDE MELNOTTE]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Tuesday, May 3, 1960, p. 2
CLAUDE M. WHITE, 84, DIES AT HOPKINS
Claude M. White, 84, retired journalist and insurance supervisor, died early today at his home in Hopkins, after a long illness.

Mr. White was born Aug. 31, 1875, at St. Joseph. He had been employed by various newspapers in Kansas City, Omaha, Des Moines and eastern metropolitan newspapers and in later years had been an insurance supervisor   in southern Iowa for an   insurance company.

He was married Nov. 7, 1931, to Jessemaye Wolfers Donlin, who survives. Other survivors are a brother, George White, Norton, Kas., and a sister, Mrs. Clarice Ellsworth, Sioux Falls, S. D.

Mr. White was a member of the Presbyterian Church in St. Joseph and an Omaha Masonic Lodge, a 32nd degree Scottish Rites Mason and Shrine Temple at Sioux City, Ia.

Services will be held at the Baptist Church in Hopkins and burial will be in the Hopkins Cemetery.

The body is at the Swanson Funeral Home, Hopkins.

 

[WHITE, JESSEMAYE WOLFERS DONLIN]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Saturday, February 25, 1967, p. 10
Mrs. Jessemaye White Dies At Hospital
Mrs. Jessemaye Wolfers White, 93, Hopkins, died at 4:58 a. m. today at St. Francis Hospital.

She was born July 26, 1873, at Hopkins and was the daughter of the late Edward C. and Sarah Peck Wolfers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Melnotte White. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and Chapter K, PEO, Hopkins. She attended St. Mary's College in the State of Illinois.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. Monday at the Swanson Funeral Home, Hopkins. The Rev. Gerald Sappington will officiate and burial will be in the Hopkins Cemetery. Hopkins PEO Chapter will have services at the funeral home.

She is survived by a brother, Robert C. Wolfers, Inglewood, Cal., and three nieces, Mrs. Gordon Hodgins, Honolulu, Hawaii; Mrs. William Towne, Spokane, Wash., and Mrs. Ralph Tressler, Old Westbury, N. Y.

 

[WHITNEY, FRANK WILLY]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Saturday, December 15, 1951, [p. 1]
Frank Whitney of Hopkins Dies
Frank Whitney, resident of the Hopkins community for 80 years, died yesterday evening at St. Luke's hospital in Kansas City. Mr. Whitney left Hopkins yesterday morning by train for Kansas City for a visit with his daughter, Mrs. K. S. Banta and was ill upon his arrival there and taken to the hospital.

The body is at the Swanson funeral home in Hopkins and funeral services will probably be held Sunday.

Born in Thomson, Ill., June 23, 1868, Mr. Whitney was married Dec. 17, 1896 to Lucy Whitney, who preceded him in death. He was foreman on the Burlington Railroad for several years and for the last 37 years had been janitor of the Hopkins schools. Besides the daughter of Kansas City, he is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Ivan Reece, Maryville; two sons, Gilbert Whitney, Sheridan; and Lester Whitney, Holdredge, Neb.; three grandsons, two of whom are serving with the armed service in Korea; and two brothers, Everett and Fay Whitney, both of Hopkins.

 

[WHITNEY, LUCY ETHEL WHITNEY]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, December 13, 1943, [p. 1]
Mrs. Frank Whitney Dies; Funeral to Be Tuesday
Mrs. Frank Whitney, a resident of Hopkins, died Saturday night in St. Luke's hospital in Kansas City at the age of 71 years.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Swanson funeral home in Hopkins. Burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery.

Mrs. Whitney had been a resident of the Hopkins community for fifty years. She was born in Whiteside County, Ill., March 14, 1873 and went to Hopkins in December 1896, where she had continued to reside.

She is survived by her husband; four children, Gilbert Whitney, Sheridan; Mrs. S. K. Banta, Kansas City; Mrs. Ivan Reece, Maryville; and Pvt Lester Whitney who is in the army stationed at Atlanta, Neb., four grandchildren; and one brother, Ernest Whitney, Thompson [Thomson], Ill.

 

[WHITTEN, SARAH LOMIRA THOMPSON]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, June 14, 1948, [p. 1]
Mrs. Leonard Whitten Dies; Funeral Tuesday
Mrs. Sarah Lamira [Lomira] Whitten, 79 years old, wife of Leonard A. Whitten, died at 7 o'clock Sunday morning at her home in Hopkins. Mrs. Whitten had been ill the last five months. She had spent her entire life in Hopkins and was a member of the Christian church.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Hopkins Christian church. The Rev. Orlo Lincoln will conduct the services and burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery. The body is at the Price funeral home.

She was born September 9, 1868, at Hopkins, the daughter of the late John B. and Sarah E. Davis Thompson. She was married to Leonard A. Whitten, September 27, 1887, at Hopkins.

Besides her husband she is survived by three sons, Will Whitten, Cameron; John Whitten and Alfred Whitten, Hopkins; one daughter, Mrs. Edgar Miller, Clearmont; three sisters, Mrs. Daisy Black, Hopkins; Mrs. Carl Pickering, Omaha, and Mrs. Belle Townley, Omaha; one brother, Lon Thompson, Bedford, Ia.; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

 

[WILLARD, EDMUND HAISE]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, February 20, 1939, [p. 1]
E. H. Willard, Formerly of Near Hopkins, Dies
Edmund H   Willard, 82 years old, died yesterday in    Olathe    at   the home of   his daughter, Mrs. Pearl Roberds, wife of Judge G. A.   Roberds. Mr   Willard had been    ill two and a half years.

He was born in Spencer, Ind., and moved with his parents    to Taylor County, Ia., where    the family settled on a farm just across the state line from Hopkins, Mo.   As a young man, Mr. Willard moved to Hopkins. He spent most of his life there   He was a carpenter and a farmer.

Mr Willard and his wife, Mrs Ellen Willard, moved to Olathe in 1932. Mrs Willard died there three and a half years ago. Since her death, Mr. Willard had lived with his daughter.

Surviving besides Mrs. Roberds are two sons, Arthur H. Willard and Ralph D. Willard, both of Melvindale, Mich.; a brother, David Willard, Missoula, Mont., and five grandchildren. —Kansas City Star.

 

[WILLARD, SARAH A. ECKLES]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Friday, April 19, 1935, [p. 1]
Mrs. Sarah Willard, Resident Here For 25 Years, Dies Thursday
Mrs. Sarah A. Willard, 85 years of age, a resident of Maryville for the past twenty-five years, died at her home at 322 South Main street at 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon after a short illness.

The funeral service will be held at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Price funeral home. Rev. A. A. Panhorst, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, will be in charge. Burial is to be in the Miriam cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews, Jake Eckles of Graham, R. D. Strickler of Craig, J. Ray Cook, Clarence E. Cook, Glen Eckles and Roy Lippman of Maryville.

The body will lie in state tomorrow from 12:30 o'clock to 2:30 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Willard, the daughter of the late James H. and Nancy Eckles, was born in Adams County, Ill., in 1849. She was married to James H. Willard in 1867. There were three children in the family, a son, Charles, died in infancy, and twin daughters, Mrs. J. Maurice Stokes of St. Joseph and Miss Leona Willard of the home survive. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church.

Besides her daughters, she is survived by a brother, L. C. Eckles and a sister, Mrs. J. F. Cook of Maryville.

 

[WILLARD, SARAH A. ECKLES]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, April 22, 1935, [p. 1]
Several Here For Willard Rites Held at 2:30 Saturday
The funeral service for Mrs. Sarah A. Willard, who died Thursday afternoon, was held at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Price funeral home, with Rev. A. A. Panhorst, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, in charge. Burial was in the Miriam cemetery.

Among the relatives and friends from out-of-town were Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Strickler and son, Charles, Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Strickler, Mrs. B. M. Taylor and Mrs. M. T. McCoy of Craig; Mrs. J. B. McCandlish, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Allen and J. O. Sellers of St. Joseph; Mrs. A. B. Stokes and Mrs. W. H. Linebaugh of Clearmont; Mr. and Mrs. Jake Eckles and daughters, Olive and Lois, Mr. and Mrs. Bernice Eckles and daughter, Thelma, Mr. and Mrs. George Davis, Mrs. Ethel Stiverson, Mr. and Mrs. Milt Wilson and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wilson of Graham; and Miss Ora Eckles of Kansas City.

 

[WILSON, LETTIE ALMA NEW COLLINS]
Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, January 24, 1955, p. 2
Rites Wednesday at Church For Mrs. Lettie Wilson

Mrs. Lettie Wilson, 87, died at 3:20 a. m. today at the home of her sister, Mrs. Belle Goodrich, Hopkins, following a brief illness.

Born July 22, 1867 in Hancock County, Ind. she had lived in Hopkins about 65 years. Mrs. Wilson was a member of the Methodist church and the Order of the Eastern Star.

Other survivors include one son, E. Hobart Collins, Kelso, Wash.; two grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral rites will be conducted at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Hopkins Methodist church. The body will lie in state at the church from 1 p. m. until the hour of the service. The Rev. Earl Griffith, pastor, will deliver the sermon. Burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery. The Eastern Star chapter will have charge of the services at the cemetery. The body is at the Swanson funeral home.

 

[WOLFERS, EDWARD CECIL]
Clarinda Herald Journal (Clarinda, Iowa), Thursday, August 7, 1947, [p. 1, 4]
Edward Wolfers, Hopkins, Dies Here
Town's Oldest Resident, 98, Had Celebrated 77th Wedding
Hopkins oldest resident, Edward C Wolfers, 98 years of age, died at 11 o'clock Monday night at the Clarinda Municipal hospital where he had been a patient since last Friday.

Mr Wolfers began working on a railroad when he was 16 years of age. He came to Hopkins as a railroad conductor in 1871. He opened a general store in Hopkins and in 1889 he became cashier of the Bank of Hopkins and continued in that position until the bank closed in 1926.

He established the first telephone system and first lighting plant in Hopkins. Wolfers was instrumental in establishing a creamery in Hopkins and the building of the Presbyterian church, which is now the Masonic temple. Mr Wolfers was 32nd degree Mason, a Shriner and had been a member of the I O O F and A O U lodges.
77th Wedding Anniversary
Mr Wolfers was born November 25, 1848 in Portland, N Y. He was married to Miss Sarah Elizabeth Peck, July 17, 1870. Mr and Mrs Wolfers had the distinction of celebrating their 77th wedding anniversary last month.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 o'clock Thursday morning at the Swanson funeral home in Hopkins. The Rev Vernon Wheeler, pastor of the Methodist church, conducted the service. The Masons had charge of the burial.

Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters, Mrs Gertrude Wolfers of the home, Mrs Jessie White, Los Angeles; and one son, Robert Wolfers, Los Angeles; three granddaughters, Mrs. Julia Wise, Lewiston, Idaho; Mrs Betty Hodgins, Honolulu, Hawaii, and Miss Mary Wolfers, Los Angeles; and three great grandchildren.

 

[WOOLDRIDGE, FREDERICK EARL "FRED"]
Daily Democrat-Forum and Maryville Tribune (Maryville, Missouri), Tuesday, August 16, 1927, [p. 1]
MYSTERY IN MAN'S DEATH
FRED    WOOLDRIDGE      KILLED    IN KANSAS    CITY
BURIAL   AT   HOPKINS
Body of Former Nodaway County Business Man to Arrive at Hopkins Tomorrow

Bulletin
Kansas City, Aug. 16---Fred Wooldridge of Hopkins, Mo., died of a broken neck at the General Hospital here Sunday night, according to a report from the police department.

Wooldridge who was about 53 years old, was found at Admiral boulevard and Harrison Street Sunday night about 9:30 o'clock. He had a small cut about a quarter of an inch under left eye according to police.

The officers who found him said that his clothes were dirty. He had no marks of violence on him other than the small cut under his eye.

Mystery shrouds the death of Fred Wooldridge, former Hopkins man, who was killed Sunday night in Kansas City. The body, which was to have been taken to Hopkins today, was held in Kansas City another day for an inquest, word received at Hopkins today stated. There were intimations of foul play.

A first report stated that Wooldridge was killed by an automobile.

Report of the inquest was not available this afternoon.

Wooldridge had been employed in a hotel or restaurant in Kansas City. He was fifty three years old.

The body will be taken to Hopkins arriving there at noon tomorrow, where it will be taken immediately to the cemetery for burial.

The wife and five children live at Hopkins. The children are Margaret, Elizabeth, Buster, Helen and David.

Wooldridge formerly ran a clothing store at Hopkins. He was a resident of that place for 25 years.

A brother, Ed Wooldridge, lives at Hugo, Colo.

 

[WOOLDRIDGE, FREDERICK EARL "FRED"]
Daily Democrat-Forum and Maryville Tribune (Maryville, Missouri), Wednesday, August 17, 1927, [p. 1]
Death Still Is Mystery
Inquest Officials Withhold Wooldridge Report
Final Rites Today Body Arrives at Hopkins at Noon Today—Injured Man Tried to Talk
Kansas City, Aug. 17—The inquest over the body of Fred Wooldridge of Hopkins, who died here with a broken neck Sunday night, has been withheld until detectives and police investigate to see whether the death was a murder or was due to an accident, according to the coroner of Jackson county.

Wooldridge was found on a street corner here unable to talk. He gestured to the policeman who found him but could not make himself understood. He died at 9:50 p. m. Sunday in the general hospital.

The only mark of violence on him was a small cut directly under his left eye.

The body of Fred Wooldridge arrived at Hopkins at noon today and the party of twenty-five motorcars which met the train formed a cortege to the cemetery, where the body was taken at once.

A short prayer service was conducted by the Rev. A. L. Garten of the Baptist Church of Hopkins.

Mrs. Wooldridge and the five children were among those who met the body and accompanied the procession to the cemetery.

Mrs. Wooldridge and daughters recently had been working in Kansas City, but drove to Hopkins Monday night.

Wooldridge was a former clothing merchant of Hopkins and had been in the hotel business in Kansas City for several months.