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[Anderson, Mary E. Vanfossan]

Maryville Daily Forum

Monday February 24, 1975

Mrs. Anderson Dies in California

Mrs. Mary [E.Vanfossan] Anderson, 81, San Demas, Calif., formerly of Nodaway County, died at 7:30 a. m. Sunday.

She was born Nov. 18, 1893, and was married to the late Frank Anderson, who died in 1970. They moved from Guilford in 1943 to California.

Survivors include one daughter, two grandsons and two sisters, all of California.

Services will be held at 3 p. m. Wednesday, with burial in Oakdale Park, Glendora, Calif.

[Bainum, Fletcher Garfield]

Maryville Daily Forum

Tuesday      February 20, 1962     p. 2

Fletcher G. Bainum, Retired Farmer Dies

Fletcher Garfield Bainum, 81-year-old retired farmer, who resided near Gaynor, died at 9:30 p. m. Monday at the Elmo Community Hospital. He had been ill about a month.

He was born May 10, 1880, at Kingman, Kas., the son of the late Thomas and Mary Woodford Bainum. Mr. Bainum had resided in the Gaynor community since 1907.

He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Florence Howard, Maryville, and Miss Pearl Talkington, Cheyenne, Wyo.

Funeral rites will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Gaynor Methodist Church. The Rev. L. B. Day will officiate. Burial will be in the Gaynor Cemetery. The body is at the Price Funeral Home.

[Birkenholz, Joseph Eugene]

Maryville Daily Forum

Thursday      February 20, 1975     p. 4

Joseph Eugene Birkenholz

Joseph Eugene Birkenholz, 51-year-old retired Hopkins farmer, died at 1:56 p. m. Wednesday at the St. Francis Hospital, where he had been a patient four hours.

Born Aug. 15, 1923, at Quitman, the son of Mrs. Della Wilson Birkenholz, Maryville, and the late Elmer Birkenholz, he had lived in the Hopkins community most of his life, moving into town last September.

On May 22, 1943, he was married at Maryville to Betty Bebout, who survives. A veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Glen Ulmer American Legion Post, Hopkins.

Besides his wife and mother, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Jim Harshberger, Shenandoah, Iowa; five sisters, Mrs. George Cordell and Mrs. M. H. Bird, Maryville; Mrs. William Shades, Burlington Ct.; and Mrs. Mildred Boyles and Mrs. Herbert Nicholson, Hopkins; a brother, William Birkenholz, Leavenworth, Kan., and two grandchildren, Douglas and Duke Harshberger, Shenandoah.

Services will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday at the Hopkins Christian Church, with the Rev. Carl Hoff officiating. Burial will be in the Hopkins Cemetery, where graveside military services will be conducted by the Legion Post. The body is at the Swanson Funeral Home, Hopkins.

[Booth, William Harvey]

Maryville Daily Forum

Saturday      October 14, 1933     [p. 1]

William Harvey Booth Dies; Funeral Sunday

William Harvey Booth, age 76, died at 9:30 o’clock this morning at his home seven miles northwest of Maryville. He had been in poor health since June and bedfast most of that time.

The funeral is to be held at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon at the Methodist church in Wilcox. Rev. Lester Hall will officiate. Burial will be in the Cain cemetery near Wilcox.

Mr. Booth was born September 19, 1857, at Seymour, Ind. He was 11 years old when he came to Nodaway County. Mr. Booth married Miss Nancy Jane Hardisty.

Surviving are the widow; three sons, Harve, Earl and Lester Booth who live in the vicinity of their father’s home; four daughters, Mrs. Maude Kelley, St. Joseph; Mrs. Bertha Willhoyt, west of Maryville; Mrs. Blanche White and Mrs. Grace White, northwest of Maryville; a sister, Mrs. Charity McKnight, Downs, Kans. there are fourteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren.


[Carroll, Jonathan Dale]

Maryville Daily Forum

Saturday      February 8, 1975      p. 5

Jonathan Dale Carroll

Jonathan Dale Carroll, 2-day-old infant of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Carroll, Skidmore, died at 1:45 p. m. Friday at a Kansas City hospital, after having been born Wednesday at the St. Francis Hospital.

Besides the parents, survivors include two brothers, Jeremy Alan and Jason Lee, Skidmore; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis B. Carroll, Skidmore, and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Davidson, Lewiston, Ill.; and great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Carroll, Skidmore; Frank Triplett and Mrs. Lola Triplett, Maryville.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday at the Hillcrest Cemetery, Skidmore. The body is at the Price Funeral Home.

[Cartmell, Nancy Nutgrass Collings]

Nodaway Democrat

Thursday     January 27, 1887

----Mrs. L. [ewis] J. [ohnson] Neal of Polk Township has learned by letter that her grandmother, Nancy [Nutgrass Collings] Cartmill [Cartmell], died December 31st at her home in Parke County, Indiana, aged about 89 years and ten months. Mrs. Cartmill [Cartmell] was a woman of remarkable vigor and was up and around and did all her own work three days before her death. She was the mother of 7 children and had 40 grand and 48 great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild. For 66 years deceased had been a consistent member of the Old School Baptist church and was loved and respected by all. Of her it can be said, a good woman has passed away to her reward in the better land.

[Collins, Herschel Leo]

Maryville Daily Forum

Tuesday      July 18, 1967    [p. 1]

Herschel Collins, 56, Dies In St. Joseph

Herschel Leo Collins, 56, Maryville, died at 8:10 a. m. today at a hospital in St. Joseph where he had been a patient for 10 days following a long illness.

He was born May 5, 1909, Barnard, and was the son of the late John O. and Edna Neal Collins. He was married Aug. 24, 1929, at Savannah, to Miss Virginia Shelton, who survives. He was a welder and had lived most of his life in the Maryville community and was a member of the First Christian Church, Maryville.

Besides his wife of the home, he is survived by eight sons, Albert Dean, Billy Joe, Jimmie Morris, Jerry Allen and John Earl, St. Joseph; Donald Robert, Lawndale, Cal.; Karl Eugene, Independence, and Dickie Hugh, Kansas City; four daughters, Mrs. Robert Piveral, Maryville; Mrs. Carl Baker, Gower; Mrs. D. W. McMillan, Kansas City, and Miss Joyce Elaine Collins, of the home; five brothers, Maynard and Eldon Collins, State of California; Richard Collins, Barnard; Marvin Collins, Skidmore, and Wayne Collins, San Diego, Cal.; three sisters, Mrs. W. E. Kegin, Maryville; Mrs. Maurine Dryden, State of California, and Mrs. John Blackwell, Joplin, and 42 grandchildren.

The body is at the Price Funeral Home pending arrangements.

[DeVore, Elizabeth Mary Cook]

Maryville Daily Tribune

Tuesday      June 7, 1910    [p. 1]

Aged Woman Dies Tuesday At Hopkins

Mrs. Elizabeth Mary [Cook] DeVore, the widow of the late Captain James DeVore, died Tuesday morning at 4 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George McArthur, near Hopkins. She was nearly seventy-four years of age.

The family was among the earlier settlers of that part of Nodaway County. Later they came to Maryville to reside, but after the death of her husband, five years ago, Ms. DeVore made her home with Mrs. McArthur, who is her only child. She also leaves a grandson, Emmett Beal, of Oelrich, S. D., who came home Monday.

The funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at the McArthur home, conducted by Rev. Wood of the Christian church. The burial will be at Miriam cemetery in this city at 1:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. The members of the W. R. C. of Maryville are requested to attend the burial service.

[Fain, Lucy Edith]

Maryville Daily Forum

Monday     February 24, 1975     p. 4

Mrs. Lucy Edith Fain

Mrs. Lucy Edith Fain, 55, Columbia, former Maryville resident, died at 12:30 p. m. Saturday at a medical center there.

Born Oct. 8, 1919, at Mound City, she was the daughter of Mrs. Edith Landers Wilkes, Maitland, and the late Roy L. Wilkes. She was a member of the Christian Church.

Besides her husband, George A. “Johnny” Fain, of the home and her mother, she is survived by two brothers, Merlyn and Leroy Wilkes, Maitland.

The body is at the Johnson Funeral Home, Maitland, where arrangements are pending.

[Frazier, John David]

Maryville Daily Forum

Tuesday      February 18, 1975     p. 4

John D. Frazier

John D. Frazier, 58, Maryville, operator of Frazier’s service station 12 years, died at 3 a. m. today at the St. Francis hospital, where he had been a patient since Saturday.

Born Aug. 15, 1916, in Holt County, the son of the late Harry and Blanche Wallace Frazier, he had spent most of his life in Andrew County prior to coming to Maryville in 1961. He was a member of the Fillmore Christian Church and the Maryville Elks Lodge. He was married to Wanda Ramsey, who survives.

Besides his wife of the home, he survived by one daughter, Mrs. Gary Sherlock, Maryville; one son, Gary Frazier, St. Joseph; two sisters, Mrs. John Anno, Amazonia, and Mrs. Clinton Funk, Oregon, and five grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Price Funeral Home, with the Rev. Marlin Brown officiating. Burial will be in the Fillmore Cemetery. The family will meet friends from 7:30 to 9:30 p. m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

[Greenlee, Joanna Murphy]

Maryville Democrat-Forum and Tribune

Thursday March 29, 1928     p. 3

Mrs. George Greenlee Dies Saturday Night

Pioneer Succumbs After Long Period of Illness; Funeral Held Today

Mrs. George Greenlee, 78, died at her home southeast of Hopkins Saturday night, after a long period poor health. She leaves Claude Grofey, a grandson, with whom she has been living since her husband’s death several years ago, and three daughters, Mrs. Merven Safley, Mrs. Grant Mendenhall of Hopkins, and another daughter of Bedford, Iowa.

Mrs. Greenlee is a pioneer of Nodaway County and has resided on a farm near Hopkins for many years.

Funeral services were held at Hopkins this afternoon. Burial at Hopkins.

[Hanna, Henry]

Nodaway Democrat

Thursday    January 27, 1887

Death of Henry Hanna

Henry Hanna, an old citizen of this county, and a man highly esteemed, died at his home four miles north of Maryville, last Monday, January 24. One day last week, it appears, he and one of his sons were loading straw on a wagon, the son pitching the straw from the stack and Mr. Hanna building the straw up on the wagon. The young man chancing to look upon the wagon, failed to see his father there, and at once instituting search, found Mr. Hanna lying on the ground, his spine being very seriously injured. Mr. Hanna was not able, from the time he was hurt up to his death, to give any clear or rational statement as to how he came to fall. He was buried Tuesday. We glean the following concerning Mr. Hanna’s life from the Nodaway County History:

Mr. Hanna was born in County Down, Ireland, January 13, 1818. He was brought to America by his parents in 1822, landing at Quebec. They settled in Glen Carey County, Canada, and there he was principally raised, spending his boyhood days on a farm and receiving the benefits of a common school education. When about 17 years of age he accompanied his parents to Center County, Pennsylvania. He afterwards moved to Lawrence County, Ohio, and in 1854 moved to Nodaway County, Missouri. Mr. Hanna married twice. His first wife died in 1848, leaving three children---one of them Mrs. Leander Pistole. In 1851 he married Miss Mary Neal, who was born in Gallia County, Ohio. By this marriage there were nine children. Mr. Hanna was a member of the M. E. church. He was an upright man and an exemplary citizen.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. H. Cox.

[Hanna, Mary Jane Tippet Neal]

Maryville Weekly Democrat-Forum

Thursday      May 2, 1918   

Death of Mrs. Mary J. Hanna

Well Known Pickering Woman Had Been a Resident of Nodaway Co. For Sixty-eight Years

Mrs. Mary Jane Hanna, for 68 years a resident of Nodaway County, died at 10:15 o’clock last night at her home near Pickering, after a long illness of a complication of diseases.

Mrs. Hanna was 86 years old last Monday, April 22. She was born in Ohio and a few years after her marriage to Mr. Hanna, came to Nodaway County, settling on the place where she now lives. She is survived by six sons, two daughters, and two stepdaughters, and several grandchildren. Her children are: J. [ohn] H.[enry] and James [Benton Findley] Hanna, of Pickering, W. [illiam] B. [rown] Hanna of Rock Island, Tex., George Hanna of Anaconda, Mont., A. B. Hanna of Aurora, Neb., Oscar, North Dakota, Mrs. G.[eorge] B. [Prentiss] Bainum of near Maryville and Miss Effie at home. Her stepdaughters are Mrs. Mary Pistole of near Pickering and Mrs. Maggie Brown of Pecatonica, Ill.

One grandson, Virgil McClurg, has made his home with Mrs. Hanna for years. Mr. Hanna died thirty-one years ago.

Funeral arrangements will probably not be made until the relatives from a distance are heard from.

[Hensen, Harriet McMullen]

Maryville Daily Forum

Tuesday     October 3, 1978

Mrs. Fay Hensen's sister-in-law dies

Mrs.   Fay   Hensen, Ravenwood, received word Saturday of the death of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Harriet Henson, 82, San   Antonio, Tex., a   former Ravenwood resident, who was the daughter of the late Jay and Annie McMullen.

She also is survived by her husband, Vern Hensen; a daughter, Verna; a son, James, and a grandson, all of San Antonio.

Funeral and burial services were held there today.

[Hollensbe, Marian Claire Hanna]

Maryville Daily Forum

Monday    December 17, 1962     p. 2

Mrs. Hollensbe Dies After Long Illness

Mrs. Marion [Marian] Claire Hollensbe, 59, died at 9:45 p. m. Saturday at her home southeast of Pickering after a 2-year illness. Mrs. Hollensbe, a lifelong resident, had lived at the home since 1924.

She was born Dec. 12, 1903, at Pickering, the daughter of John Henry Hanna and Lizzie Neal Hanna. She was married Nov. 26, 1924, at Savannah to Lester H.[arold] Hollensbe, who survives. She was a member of the Pickering Methodist Church.

Survivors are her husband; four daughters, Mrs. J. W. Flanary, Burlington Jct.; Mrs. Paul Bremer, Salina, Kas.; Mrs. Dave H. Thomas, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Mrs. Ronald Lewis, Hopkins; 13 grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Lizzie Hanna, St. Joseph; three brothers, [Roscoe] Lisle Hanna, Clay Center, Neb., [Gordon] Veyne Hanna, Schell City, and [Henry] Edison Hanna, Maryville, and two sisters; Mrs. John Freese, Orangeville, Ill., and Mrs. Drexel Stone, St. Joseph.

Services were held this afternoon at Price Funeral Home with the Rev. L. B. Day officiating. Burial was in Nodaway Memorial Gardens, Maryville.

[Hollensbe, Mary Elizabeth Sharr]

Maryville Daily Forum

Monday    December 10, 1973    p. 4

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Hollensbe

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Hollensbe, 96, Pickering, died at 3:35 p. m. Saturday at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Leland Morrow, Maryville, where she had been living the past three weeks following a long illness.

She was born Feb. 18, 1877, at Cincinnati, Ind., the daughter of the late William and Rebecca Burch Sharr. On Dec. 25, 1901, she was married to Charles Hollensbe, who preceded her in death in August, 1953. Mrs. Hollensbe had resided in Nodaway County since about 5 years of age, and had been living the past 18 months in Maryville, with her family.

She is also survived by one son, Lester Hollensbe, Pickering; two other daughters, Mrs. Edison Hanna and Mrs. George Houston, Maryville; two sisters, Mrs. Eva Latimer, Des Moines, Iowa, and Mrs. Ethel Treese, Ravenwood; one brother, Ira Sharr, Hopkins; 10 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren and five great great-grandchildren. A son, Raymond Hollensbe, also preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p. m. Tuesday at the Price Funeral Home, with Rev. Marlin Brown, Windsor, officiating. Burial will be in Myrtle Tree Cemetery, northeast of Maryville. The family will meet friends from 7 to 8 p. m. today at the funeral home.

[Hollinsbe, Roy Clifford “Cliff”]

Maryville Daily Forum

Monday    December Thursday     May 9, 1918     p. 8

Death of Cliff Hollinsbe

Pickering Resident Succumbed to Attack of Pneumonia---Leaves Wife and Two Small Children

(From Monday’s Daily)

Cliff Hollinsbe, living southeast of Pickering, died about 11:30 o’clock Saturday night at his home following an illness of pneumonia and pleurisy.

Mr. Hollinsbe, who was about 31 years old, is survived by his wife, two small children and several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock this afternoon at the Myrtle Tree church, conducted by the Rev. C. S. Dayhoff. Burial will be in the Myrtle Tree cemetery.

[Keeble, Lydia Jane Lewis]

Maryville Daily Forum

Tuesday      February 18, 1975     p. 4

Mrs. Lydia Jane Keeble

Mrs. Lydia Jane Keeble, 84-year-old lifelong Maitland resident, died at 2:22 p. m. Monday at a St. Joseph medical center where she had been a patient since Sunday following a long illness.

Born Dec. 2, 1890, at Maitland, the daughter of the late John and Mary Helen Hanks Lewis, she was married Dec. 23, 1914, at Oregon to Charles Earl Keeble, who died May 29, 1972. Mrs. Keeble was a member of the Maitland United Methodist Church.

Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Earl Brown, Maryville; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral rites will be at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Maitland United Methodist church. Burial will be in the Maitland Cemetery. The Rev. Ray Forsyth will officiate. The body is at the Johnson Funeral Home, Maitland.

[Neal, Laura Lee]

Maryville Daily Forum

Saturday     September 3, 1955     p. 2

Mrs. Laura Neal, Former Resident, Dies In Oklahoma

Mrs. Laura Lee Neal, 91, former resident of Nodaway County, died at 1:45 a. m. today at her home in Oklahoma City, Okla., following a long illness.

Mrs. Neal was born in October, 1863 in Nodaway County and was married to Marion T. Neal, who preceded her in death. She had lived in Maryville until two years ago when she moved to Oklahoma City. Mrs. Neal, who was a member of the Christian Church, is survived by a sister, Mrs. Maggie Aken, Maryville.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p. m. Monday at the Price funeral home with the Rev. Delbert Dick officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery.

[Neal, Lewreny Jane Atkinson]

Nodaway Democrat

Thursday      June 10, 1875     [p. 1]

-----John Neal, Esq., of Polk Township, had the misfortune to lose his estimable wife on last Sunday, the 6th inst., after an illness of about two weeks. Mrs. Neal was first taken sick with the measles and when convalescing caught cold which caused a relapse, resulting in her death. She was a member of the M. E. church, south, and a pious and zealous Christian lady. She leaves a devoted husband and three children to mourn her loss to whom the sympathies of numerous friends will be affectionately and kindly extended.

[Neal, Lewreny Jane Atkinson]

Nodaway Democrat

Thursday      June 24, 1875


The subject of this notice, Lewreny J. [ane] Neal, daughter of Wm. and Susan Atkinson, was born in Buncombe County, North Carolina, November 11th, 1831, came with her parents to Missouri and settled in Andrew County, in 1841; from thence to Nodaway County, in 1855; was converted and joined the M. E. Church, south at the age of thirteen; married to J. [ohn] M. [artin] V. [an Buren] Neal, November 12th, 1857; and died at her home in Nodaway County, Missouri, June 6th, 1875; she was the mother of six children, three of whom preceded her to the spirit world; the remaining three, she had the gratification to see converted to God and in connection with the church; her end was peaceful; having lived an active, consistent Christian life, she triumphed in her death; during her illness she frequently called on her attendants to sing to her the hymns of the church, and when strength permitted, joined her voice in singing; in her last moments as she lingered upon the border “of the valley,” as the shadows began to deepen, the death damp to gather upon her brow, being asked if the Savior was with her, she replied while a smile of satisfaction and joy seemed to play upon her features, “yes, he is with me.”

How blest the righteous when he dies;
  When sinks a weary soul to rest.
How mildly beam the closing eyes
  How gently heaves the expiring breast.     L. F. Linn

[Neal, Lewis Johnson]

Maryville Daily Democrat-Forum

Thursday      February 4, 1915     [p. 1]

Johnson Neal, 70, Dies

Funeral Services to be Held at Neal Farm---Burial at White Oak

[Lewis] Johnson Neal, 70, a resident of Nodaway County for the past forty years, died at 6 o’clock this morning at his home, east of Pickering.

The funeral services will be held at 1 o’clock Saturday afternoon at the family home, conducted by the Rev. E. W. Killion, pastor of the Christian church of Pickering. The interment will be made in the White Oak cemetery.

Mr. Neal was born in Ohio and came with his family to Nodaway County in 1873. He is survived by a wife and ten children. The children are Marion Neal of Texas, Mrs. Lizzie Hanna of Pickering, Mrs. Mary Wysong of Clinton, George Neal of Cedar Rapids, Mrs. Edna Collins of Maryville, J. W. Neal and Miss Edith Neal of Pickering, Mrs. Charles Hinton of Almyra, Wash.; Mrs. Dollie Baum and Mrs. George Smith of Barnard.

[Neal, Matilda Webb]

Maryville Democrat-Forum

Thursday     September 27, 1917    p. 2

Death of Mrs. Thos. Neal

Mother of Mrs. Ben Chandler Dies of Cerebral Hemorrhage

Mrs. Thomas Neal of Bedison died at 2:30 o’clock this morning of a cerebral hemorrhage, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ben Chandler of Maryville, with whom she was visiting for a few days. Mrs. Neal was 67 years old. The body, accompanied by Mr. Neal and Mrs. Chandler, will be taken tonight to Benton, Ill., for burial.

[McClurg, Dale Eugene]

Hopkins Journal (Hopkins, Missouri)

Thursday      May 13, 2010     p. 2

Dale McClurg

Dale E. [ugene] McClurg, 74, Des Moines, IA, died May 5, 2010. Dale was cremated and services were held in Des Moines.

Dale was born July 6, 1935, to Ivan [Leroy] and Ruth McClurg in Pickering, Mo. He served in the US Army. He retired from Hy-Vee after 23 years as a meat cutter. He was a past Master of Southgate Masonic Lodge and a member of the Hitchhiker and Wagoneers Camping Club. He loved to golf and bowl and took great pride in his lovely yard.

On September 29, 1982, he married Marie Reynolds, his wife of 28 years. Other survivors include daughters, Peper Baker, Bettendorf, IA; Debbie Reynolds, Des Moines, Judy (Mike) Reynolds-Coady, Des Moines, son Bob (Jackie) Reynolds, Swan, IA; sisters Etta Mae (Fritz) Mutti, Liberty, MO; Karen (Paul) Tiemeyer, Rock Port, Mo; brothers, Tom McClurg, St. Joseph, MO; John (Linda) McClurg, Maryville; 11 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

He was preceded by his brother Cleo.

[Pierpoint, Clara]

Maryville Democrat-Forum

Thursday     September 20, 1917     p. 2

Death of Clara Pierpoint

Daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Pierpoint of Skidmore, Died This Morning

(From Friday’s Daily)

Clara Pierpoint, the 15-year-old daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Pierpoint of Skidmore, died at 2:30 o’clock this morning at her home following an illness of leakage of the heart. The young girl had been in poor health since the first of the year, and in the last six weeks had been unable to leave her room.

Besides her parents, the girl is survived by one brother, Everett Pierpoint and one stepbrother, Douglas Haines.

Funeral services will be held at 10 o’clock Sunday morning at the home conducted by the Rev. S. D. Harlan, Graham, and burial will be in the Skidmore cemetery.

[Pierpoint, Clara]

Maryville Democrat-Forum

Thursday     September 20, 1917     p. 8


Clara Pierpoint is at rest. She was in her happy teens; the time when youth stands waiting before the half opened door that leads into a fairer and more promising land of dreams and flowers. She had not a thought that was not a gentle one, not one that did not hold all the world in the arms of its kindliness. In the day and Bible school her friends were numerous while her sweet face brought sunshine to those she met.

We cannot conceive of the heavenly Father launching on life’s ocean such a youthful character and then leave it unfinished. We have faith father in life perfected, love perfected and character perfected in a better world than this. We have with us the broken casket but God has in his own keeping the invaluable gem—the soul---Death robs us of our loved ones only when we permit the narrow horizon of this life to hem and imprison us. By death itself we are taught of a Beyond; and we are lifted up where we see a new world for the first time.

Clara was the only daughter of Dr. J. E. Pierpoint, Skidmore, Mo., her mother having died some years ago. She was born July 11, 1902, and bid farewell to earth September 14, 1917, in her 15th year. She leaves to sorrow her father, one brother, Everett, stepmother and Douglas, her stepbrother. For many months she had been in poor health suffering from leakage of the heart. The kind hands of medical skill, loved ones and friends had done all in human power to prolong life and make her closing hours comfortable.

The funeral services were held at the home Sunday, September 16, at 10 a. m., in charge of Elder S. D. Harlan, followed by burial in the Skidmore cemetery.

[Pope, Mary Margaret “Mamie” Dougan]

Maryville Daily Forum

Tuesday      February 11, 1975      p. 4

Mrs. Mary Margaret Pope

Mrs. Mary Margaret “Mamie” Pope, 82, Maryville, died at 10:30 a. m. Monday at the St. Francis Hospital, where she had been a patient for two days after suffering a stroke.

Born Aug. 17, 1892, at Maryville, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret Mahoney Dougan. On Feb. 9, 1918, she was married at Maryville to Floyd A. Pope, who survives.

She was a member of St. Gregory’s Catholic Church.

Besides her husband, she is survived by three sons, Earl Pope, Kansas City, Kans.; Harold Pope, Torrance, Calif., and John Pope, Houston, Tex.; one daughter, Mrs. Betty Parker, Chillicothe; 14 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. A son, Lt. Floyd A. Pope was killed in France during World War II.

Rites will be conducted at 11 a. m. Thursday at St. Gregory’s church, with the Rev. Franklin Lackamp officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery. The family rosary will be held at 7:30 p. m. today at the Price Funeral Home, with the parish rosary to be held at 8 p. m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

[Pratt, Noland Clarence]

Maryville Daily Forum

Tuesday      February 11, 1975      p. 4

Noland Clarence Pratt

Noland Clarence Pratt, 77-year-old retired farmer, died at 11:20 p. m. Monday at his home at Stanberry, following a brief illness.

Born Sept. 4, 1897, near Albany, he was the son of the late John Thomas and Sarah Isabell Parks Pratt. On Feb. 1, 1920, he was married at Stanberry to Helen Boner, who survives. Pratt was a member of the Stanberry First Christian Church, where he served as a deacon.

Besides his wife of the home he is survived by two sons, William Kenneth Pratt, Stanberry, and George Edward Pratt, of the home; two brothers, Ray Pratt, Chillicothe, and Oscar Pratt, Clewiston, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Clara Newman, Albany and five grandchildren. A son, Clarence Eugene and a grandson preceded him in death.

The body is at the Johnson Funeral Home, Stanberry, where arrangements are pending.

[Rockwell, Myrtle May]

Maryville Daily Forum

Monday    November 19, 1979    p. 9

Myrtle May Rockwell’s funeral services held

Funeral services for Myrtle May Rockwell, Kansas City, formerly of Stanberry, who died Thursday, were Saturday morning at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel, Stanberry. The Rev. Randy DeMasters officiated.

Robert Johnson, organist, accompanied Nelda Keshlear, as she sang, “Jesus Loves Me,” “In the Garden” and “I Walk Alone.”

Pallbearers were Ervin, Arthur, Edmon, Russell and Kerry Felts and James Keshlear.

[Sharr, Elsie Lora Groves]

Maryville Daily Forum

Saturday     February 8, 1975     p. 5

Mrs. Elsie Lora Sharr

Mrs. Elsie Lora Sharr, 90, Hopkins, died at 5:45 p. m. Friday at Parkdale Manor Convalescent Center, where she had been a resident three years.

She was born Oct. 16, 1884, at Graham, the daughter of the late Richard and Rosetta Groves. On Dec. 27, 1905, she was married at Maryville to J. [ohn] Austin Sharr, who died April 27, 1971. She was a member of the United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John Horn, Sheridan; and Mrs. George Tise, Kansas City; one son, Ova M. Sharr, Maryville; three sisters, Mrs. Edna Litsch, Sacramento, Calif.; Mrs. Loda Moore, Niagara Falls, N. Y., and Mrs. James E. Miller, Hays, Kan.; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. A son, Wilmer Sharr, also died Dec. 31, 1973.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Monday at the Price Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Orrsburg Cemetery, near Parnell. Elder Cecil Judd will officiate. The family will meet friends from 7:30 to 8:30 p. m. Sunday at the funeral home.

[Sharr, Elsie Lora Groves]

Maryville Daily Forum

Tuesday      February 11, 1975     p. 4

Rites Conducted For Mrs. Sharr

Rites were conducted Monday at the price Funeral Home for Mrs. Elsie L. Sharr, Hopkins, who died Friday. Elder Cecil Judd officiated. Burial was in the Orrsburg Cemetery.

Mrs. Bill Smith, accompanied by Mrs. Eldon Asbell, sang, “Take My Hand Precious Lord” and “Beyond the Sunset.”

Pallbearers were Virgil Sharr, John Sharr, Jim Horn, John Sharr, Jerry Sharr and James Carmichael.

[Shelton, Albert Glenard]

Maryville Daily Forum

Monday    December 10, 1973     p. 4

Hold Final Rites For A. G. Shelton

Final rites were conducted at 3 p. m. Saturday at the Price Funeral Home for Albert G. [Lenard] Shelton, Maryville, who died Wednesday. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Howard Judah officiated.

Dan Cornelison, with Mrs. Eldon Asbell, organist, sang “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Beyond the Sunset.”

Serving as pallbearers were Carl Baker, Drury McMillen, Robert Piveral, Albert, Karl and Bill Collins.

[Stockton, Gertrude “Gertie” Coffey]

Maryville Daily Forum

Monday    November 19, 1979    p. 9

Gertie Stockton’s rites held Saturday at Stanberry

Services were Saturday at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel, Stanberry, for Gertie Stockton, Stanberry, who died Thursday. Burial was in High Ridge Cemetery. The Rev. Randy DeMasters officiated.

Robert Johnson played organ selections.

Serving as pallbearers were Ben Porter, Sam Hatheway, Forrest Thomas, Thomas Lawrence, Ray Duley and Eldon Lane.


[Wardlow, Milton Ray]

Maryville Daily Forum

Monday            December 10, 1973      p. 4

Services Today For M. R. Wardlow

Funeral services were held today at Mound City for Milton Ray Wardlow, 31, Mound City, a native of Graham, who was killed Friday night in an automobile accident near Mound City. He was employed by Missouri Beef Packers of Rock Port. Burial was near Fillmore.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Melvin Stull, Oregon; four sons, a daughter, four brothers and two sisters, including Mrs. Vance Stinnett, Graham.

[White, David]

Maryville Daily Forum

Monday      August 29, 1932     [p. 1]

David White, 81, Dies in Skidmore Home Sunday

David White, who would have been 82 years old on September 13, died at 3:35 o’clock yesterday afternoon at his home in Skidmore. He had lived in retirement there since 1914 after thirty-eight years of farming west of Skidmore.

Mr. White was born September 13, 1850, in Zanesville, Ohio, the son of Mary Ash and William White. He was the eldest of a family of six. When a boy, he moved with his parents to Canton, Ill. Mr. White came to Nodaway County in 1876 and lived on a farm west of Skidmore until his retirement eighteen years ago.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Dorothy, and two sons, William and Charley at home; three sisters, Mrs. Martha Smith, Fresno, Cal.; Mrs. Ella McDonald, Mound City, Mo.; Mrs. Catherine Hardesty, Canton, Ill. Two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Berry and Mrs. Christine Gale, both of Skidmore, are dead.

Mr. White had three children by a former marriage who died in infancy.

The funeral will be held at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon at the M. E. church in Skidmore. Burial will be in Burr Oak Cemetery.

[White, David Clyde]

Maryville Daily Forum

Monday      August 22, 1910    [p. 1]

Prominent Maryville Man Dies Sunday Eve

Capt. D. C. White Passes Away After An Illness of Several Weeks

Funeral To Be Held Tuesday

Services Will Be In Charge of Masonic Lodge and Funeral Sermon Will Be Delivered by Dr. Homer M. Cook

Capt. D. [avid] C. [lyde] White died Sunday evening at the family home just north of Maryville after an illness of several weeks. The funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the Baptist church, conducted by Dr. Homer M. Cook of Kansas City and interment will be made at Miriam cemetery.

Captain White was a native of West Virginia but had lived in Illinois since the close of the Civil war until he moved to this city 8 years ago. He was prominent in the political life of Illinois and was a member of the state legislature for two terms, representing four counties. Since coming to Missouri Captain White has not been engaged in active business, but has employed his time in looking after his real estate investments in the county.

The deceased would have been 68 years old if he had lived until Friday. He leaves a wife and three children---John White and Lewis White, two sons, who live on farms in Nodaway County and Miss Laura White, a daughter, who lives at home.

Captain White was an active worker in the Baptist church and a prominent member of the Masonic fraternity. When the Maryville Baptists concluded to build their new church edifice, Captain White was selected by the congregation to superintend the construction and he gave the work as careful attention as he would have given to his personal business.

When the first call for troops came from president Lincoln Captain White was attending Williamsburg College at Williamsburg, Pa. He returned to his West Virginia home and enlisted in response to the call for three months’ service. At the conclusion of this service he returned to Williamsburg and resumed his studies at the college. Then came the second call for soldiers and Captain White enlisted in the 15th Pa. Vol. Cav., was elected orderly sergeant of his troop and was commissioned as first lieutenant. His first engagement was at the battle of Antietam, and for the first year of service the regiment was detailed for special duty under General Buell. At the end of the year the regiment joined the Army of the Cumberland and so remained until the close of the war.

The funeral services of Captain White will be in charge of the Masonic lodge.

[White, Nora Blanche Booth]

Maryville Daily Forum

Tuesday    April 11, 1978    p. 3

Services held for Mrs. White

Services for Mrs. Nora Blanche [Booth] White, 86, Maryville, who died Saturday, were held Monday afternoon at the Price Funeral Home, Maryville. The Rev. Robert Allen and Dr. Paul E. White officiated. Burial was in Nodaway Memorial Gardens, Maryville.

Mrs. Jerry Dew, organist, accompanied Richard Herrick, who sang, “How Great Thou Art” and “Beyond the Sunset.”

Pallbearers were John, Dennis, Ronnie, Ralph and Otis White and Randy Owen.

[White, Raleigh]

Maryville Daily Forum

Monday    November 19, 1979    p. 9

Services held Friday for Raleigh White

Services were Friday afternoon at Price Funeral Home for Raleigh White, Quitman, who died Tuesday. Burial was in Nodaway Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Robert Metscher officiated.

The Rev. Ray Forsyth, accompanied by Peggy Reed, organist, sang “In the Garden” and “How Great Thou Art.”

Pallbearers were Merle, Forrest and Donald White, Otis Booth, Kenneth Conz and Loren Colwell.