Obituaries of Nodaway County, Missouri
(transcribed by Pat O'Dell:

Dawes, Mary - Died, at her residence in Hopkins, Mo., on the 21st of February, 1881, of typhoid fever and inflammation of the bowels, Mrs Mary Dawes, wife of Dr G.A. Dawes, after being confined to her bed about ten days. She had been suffering from a cold for some time but considered herself in no danger until her final sickness.

Mrs Dawes was born in New York City, March 1st, 1844. When about six years of age her father, Mr Videll, removed to Wisconsin, where she gew to womanhood.

She was married to Dr Dawes January 10th, 1866, near Ft Scott, Kansas, one year after going to that State. In 1869 she went to Wisconsin again, and there remained until she came to Hopkins in May, 1875. Her kind and gentle manner has won the esteem and love of all who knew her. All regret her untimely death and feel the greatest sympathy for the doctor in his bereavement and sore distress. She leaves -- children, a little girl of twelve and --ten years to mourn her loss. [She was ] a loving mother, a faithful [wife and ] a true and generous friend.

{----] no terror for her. Hav----love dogma and superstition---light, she awaited with----the hour of her departure.---children about her, and---- good, and grow up to ----and nobel men and----them and her husband----and closed her eyes----everlasting sleep. Hopkins Journal, unknown date, 1881 [part of the newspaper is missing]

Derrickson, Cary's CHILD - A little child of Mr and Mrs Cary Derrickson died on Monday morning the 28th ult. [Feb 28], of a low grade of fever. Hopkins Journal, March 12, 1881

Hull, Frank Raymond - Frank Raymond Hull was born on August 4, 1901, in Elmo, Mo and died on Jan 29, 1984. He was 82. He was the son of Walter and Alice Cole Hull. He spent his entire life in the Elmo, Mo., farming community.

Hull received both his education and his religious training in the Elmo community. He became a member of the Methodist church and granduated from Elmo High School. He started his farming career in the Mt Tabor community and later moved to his farm in the Possom Walk Area. There he farmed until 1977 when he retired and moved to Elmo.

On Feb 7, 1923, he was married to Ruth Mae Bain at Harrisonville, Mo. To this union were born three daughter: Mrs Roberta Hutt of Blanchard, Iowa, Mrs Dean (Cathyrne) McIntyre of Richmond, Mo, and Mrs James (Frances) Campbell of Elmo.

Other survivors include ten grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three brothers: James and Joseph of Maryville, Mo., and Bert of Elmo.

He was preceded in death by his wife Ruth; a son-in-law Olin Hutt; a great-grandson Bradley Hutt; and two brothers, Glenn and Clarence Hull.


Hull, Frank - Funeral services for Frank R. Hull, 82, of Elmo, will be held at 10 am Tuesday at the United Methodist Church in Elmo with Rev Gilbert R. Evans officiating. Burial will be in the Lamar cemetery at Elmo. Visitation will be this Monday from 7-8 pm at the Jennings Chapel in Shenandoah, which is in charge of arrangements.

Mr Hull died Sunday at the Shenandoah Memorial Hospital.

He was born Aug 4, 1901, in Elmo, the son of Walter and Alice (Cole) Hull. He was married to Ruth Bain on Feb 7, 1923 in Maryville. He was a lifetime resident of the Elmo area and was a retired farmer.

Preceding him in death were his wife, a son in law, Olin Hutt; one great-grandchildren, Bradley Hutt and two brothers, Glen and Clarence.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs James (Frances) Campbell of Elmo, Mrs Robert Hutt of Blanchard, and Mrs Dean (Katherine) McIntyre of Richmond, Mo; three brothers, James and Joe Hull of Maryville and Bert Hull of Elmo; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Manorgan, Wm. - This community was shocked Tuesday afternoon when the message came over the wire that Wm Manorgan had passed away very suddenly at his home in Siam [Iowa]. Mr Manorgan, tho never very well, was believed to be in his usual health and had gone to Hopkins [Missouri] for merchandise for his store. He became ill on the way home and passed away in about 40 minutes after reaching home. His wife had been in the hospital in Maryville [Missouri] the past two weeks and he had intended to bring her home on Wednesday. She arrived home Tuesday evening. Mr Manorgan has conducted a general store in Siam for the past 10 years and was greatly respected by one and all for his honorable and honest dealing with his patrons. He will be greatly missed here and his place will be hard to fill in the community. The funeral was conducted Thursday at 11 o'clock at Church of Christ by Rev McCannon of Hopkins, Mo. Singing by Miss Lola Fine, Mrs Hugh Reid, Arch Clayton and C.A. Clayton, with Mrs Frank Shields at piano. Interment in Quitman, Mo., cemetery beside his baby daughter. New Market Herald, May 22, 1924

McGinness, Velma - Funeral services were held in Maryville, Mo, this Thursday for Velma P. McGinness, 79, of Skidmore, Mo, who died unexpectedly early Tuesday at her home.

She is survived by her husband Roland of the home; five daughters, Mary Wilkinson of St Joseph, Mo; Lota Beery of Clarinda, Sharon Weston of Farragut, Joetta Dow of College Springs, and Eloise Lewis of Parnell, Mo; two sons, Carroll McGinness of Burlington Junction, Mo, and G.R. McGinness of Palmdale, Ca; seven sisters, Grace Pierpoint, Maysel Garrett, Elizabeth Dowden, Ruby Ballenger, all of Maryville, Betty Holbrook of Council Bluffs, Ruth Rickman of St Joseph, Mo, and Lucille Leeson of Clarinda; two brothers, Curtis Hayden of Clarinda and Charles Hayden of Payola, Ks; 33 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.

She was born Jan 20, 1905 to Walter James Hayden and Stella May Sumner Hayden, and was married Aug 13, 1924. She had lived in the area 37 years, being a graduate of Maryville High School and a member of the Skidmore Christian Church.

Services were held at the Price Funeral Home in Maryville, with burial at Hillcrest Cemetery, Skidmore. Rev Tom Oliphant officiated and grandsons served as pallbearers. Visitation was held Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

Preceding her in death were a great-grandson, Derrick Neff, and a son-in-law, Harold J. Williams.

McFarland, Andy - The Newton (Kas) Republican says: Mr Samuel McFarland, of Hopkins, Mo., was in Newton last week visiting his brother, Mr Andy McFarland, who died on Thursday last. Mr McFarland is an old resident of Hopkins, and at one time owned all of that city. He left for Hopkins on Sunday last. Mr McFarland has many relatives and friends who would welcome him back any time. Hopkins Journal, date unknown, 1881
Myers, Rebecca - Mrs Rebecca M. Myers, aged eighty-six, and a resident of Nodaway county since 1841, died on the 20th of March. The deceased was a native of Virginia and by reason of her husband's service during the war of 1812, was in receipt of a government pension. Hopkins Journal, March 26, 1881
Niday, Alma Maines - Alma Maines was born near Burlington Junction, Mo., March 2, 1892. And departed this life at her home near Siam [Taylor County], Iowa, April 3, 1924, aged 32 years, 1 mo. and 1 day. She was united in marriage to John Niday, November 14, 1914. She leaves to mourn her death her husband, her father and mother Mr and Mrs W.C. Maines of Burlington Junction, Mo., three sisters, Mrs Carl Shelton, Clarinda, Ia., Mrs Jesse Miller, Durpee, So Dakota and Grace Maines at home. Also one brother Clark Mains at home. Mrs Niday spent most of her life near Burlington Junction, Mo. They moved near Siam only a year ago last March, but had won many friends who were very sad indeed to hear of her death. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Burlington where her funeral was conducted by the pastor Rev. Taggart, Sunday April 6 at 1 o'clock. She was also a devoted and honoured member of Highland Chapter 523 O.E.S. at Siam whose members drove to Burlington and gave their beautiful ritualistic service at her grave. New Market Herald, New Market, Iowa, April 10, 1924
Northover, Charles - Died, at noon, on Tuesday, January 25th, 1881, Mr Charles Northover, aged sixty-six years. The deceased was born in the month of November, 1815, in the town of Sherborne, Dorsetshire, England. He was married to Eliza Daw in the same county in 1841, and came to this country in the month of July, 1873, and resided in Hopkins till the time of his death. While in England the deceased and his wife were respected and consistent members of the Primitvie Methodist church, but did not unite with any denomination while in this country. The funeral took place at the M.E. Church on Wednesday at 2 o'clock, pm., Rev Moorhead delivering a discourse from the fourth verse of the twenty-first chapter of Revelations. The attendance at the funeral was quite large. Mr Northover was the father of Messrs. Daniel, Harry and ------ Northover, all of whom reside in this vicinity. Hopkins Journal, Feb 1881
Patt, Mary - Died, on Monday evening, the 28th ult., of heart disease, Mary Patt, daughter of Mr and Mrs John Patt, aged about fourteen years. The funeral took place at the cemetery on the following Wednesday. Hopkins Journal, March 12, 1881

Spangler, Neva - Neva Margaret Spangler was born near Burlington Junction, Mo, August 30, 1914. She was the daughter of Tobias and Mabel Spangler. She departed this life Feb 28, 1938, at St Francis hospital at Maryville, Mo, after a little over a week's illness of pneumonia and heart attacks.

She leaves to mourn her untimely going her parents, two brothers, Robert and Ivan, at home, four sisters, Viola and Mrs Roberta Carpenter at home, Mrs Rosella Hamm of Shambaugh and Mrs May Bowman of Braddyville; three nephews and three nieces, and a very dear friend, Eldon Hamm.

The services were held at the Christian church in Burlington Junction, Rev Lloyd Evans preaching. Cousins of Neva were pallbearers. She was laid to rest in the Ohio cemetery in Burlington Junction.


Stutesman, Adam Francis - Adam Francis Stutesman was born in Clark county, Indiana, Sept 16, 1830, and died at Eldorado Springs, Mo., May 22, 1912.

He was married to Martha Jane Anderson Sept 14, 1853. To this union were born eleven children: four girls and seven boys, two of whom died in infancy. Those living are: J.A. Stutesman, Sheridan, Mo.; Mrs B.L. Wilson, Parnell, Mo.; F.T. and C.H. Stutesman, Eldorado Springs, Mo.; Mrs W.A. Griffin, Ottawa, Kansas, Mrs. Frank Gates, Dedrick, Mo.; Mrs Frank McClain, Maryville, Mo., and Mathew Stutesman, Kansas City, Mo.

Mr Stutesman served his country as a member of Co K 68th Volunteers for 37 months during the Civil War.

He was a pleasant and kind hearted man and leaves many friends to mourn his loss.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. A.P. Thompson, assisted by Rev F.J. Smith, in the Christian church in this city, Friday, May 24th at 2 o'clock. The local G.A.R. Post acted as pall bearers and conducted an impressive service at the Sheridan cemetery where the remains were interred.

The Sheridan Advance, Vol 26 #9 Sheridan, Mo, Thurs. May 30, 1912

Stutesman, Martha Jane Anderson was born in Bartholomew county, Indiana, in 1832. She died in St Clair county, Missouri, December 29, 1907.

She was united in marriage to A.F. Stutesman Dec 18, 1852.

To this union were born eleven children, two of whom died in infancy.

She was united with the Baptist church in Indiana, and after coming to Missouri united with the Dunkard church [Independence twp, Nodaway County, Missouri], to which faith she remained faithful until her death.

The funeral services were conducted at the Sheridan Methodist church last Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Elder J.E. Shamberger, and interment was made in the Sheridan cemetery.


Thompson, Mary E.

Marysville Republican, Maryville, Missouri, 16 Feb. 1899.

Mary E. Thompson, nee Mary E. Findley, was born Oct 3, 1822, and died Jan. 16, 1899, hence she was 76 years, 3 months and 14 days old.

She was married Oct. 7, 1843, to Thomas Thompson, in Jackson county, Indiana. This union was blessed with ten children. Of these, two died in infancy. Eight still survive. Six of the children were present at the funeral, namely, Mrs. Dannewood [sic, Damewood], of Shenandoah, Iowa, Mrs. Scott Thompson, and Mrs. Howard, of Villisca, Iowa; John Thompson, Mrs. Stafford, and Mrs. Shell, of Wilcox. Two living absent, namely Thomas Thompson, of Guthrie, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Plank, of Louisville, Kentucky.

She professed religion and joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church about forty years ago of which she has been a consistent member ever since.

She has been a widow for ten years, her husband having died April 8, 1888.

It was not my privilege to know Sister Thompson, but her long and consistent Christian life assures us of her preparation for death and her happy admission to the City of God.

Her funeral services were conducted by the writer, assisted by Rev. H. C. Bolen, at Wesley Chapel, after which her remains were laid away in the Kain Cemetery to await the resurrection of the dead. May the Good Father so overrule this affliction that it will prove a great blessing to all relatives, is my earnest desire. J. W. Owen.


Thompson, Thomas

Nodaway Democrat, Maryville, Missouri, 10 May 1888.

Mr. Thomas Thompson died at his home in Wilcox, (Marysville twp.) Nodaway county, Mo., at the age of 79 years, 10 months and 21 days. He was born in Franklin county Ohio, May 19th, 1809. He moved with his father to Jackson county, Indiana at the age of 16.

He still remained with his father helping him on the farm until 1832, when he engaged in the Black Hawk War. He remained in it one year and 26 days.

At the close of the war, he returned home in 1833 and was married the same year to Miss Elizabeth Carr, and to them were born two sons and one daughter. The two sons are still living. He remained on a farm of his own until the death of his wife, Elizabeth.

He remained single two years and was united in marriage Oct. 7th, 1845, to Miss Mary E. Findley of Jackson county, Indiana, and to them were born ten children, three sons and seven daughters, of which eight are still living.

He moved from Indiana to Iowa in 1851 in Monroe county, where they stayed during the winter season, and moved in the spring to Adams county Iowa, and bought land lying near the East Nodaway river, which was the first land sale made in the county. He was one of the first settlers of Indiana, and also of Iowa. He staid on his farm one year, and he became so crippled up with rheumatism that he rented his place, moving to Hawleyville, Page county [Iowa], where he engaged in hauling goods from St. Joseph, Mo., to the above named place where he remained but a short time, returning to his farm, but was still employed in hauling goods and also overseeing the farm, where he staid seven years, returning to Hawleyville [Page County, Iowa] for three years, and moved from hence to Montgomery county [Iowa] where he purchased a farm and staid three years, selling this farm and moving to Adams county [Iowa] where he lived about 16 years until the past few years where he spent his last days, which were spent in a great amount of suffering.

Rheumatism was the dread disease from which he has suffered more or less since the Black Hawk war.

Seven of his children and his wife were present with him in the last moments of his suffering, although for the last two days and nights he was unconscious. He passed away as if in a sweet sleep. He was a firm believer in Christ since the year 1880 when he was united to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church by Rev. W.C. Means, pastor of the Mt. Zion congregation.


Whipple, Marjorie - Funeral services for Mrs George (Lora Marjorie) Whipple of rural Villisca [Iowa], formerly of the Clarinda, Braddyville and Bedford area, will be this Saturday at 2 pm at the First Baptist church in Bedford with burial in the Clearmont cemetery [Missouri].

Mrs Whipple died Wednesday evening at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak [Iowa].

Visitation will be held this Friday from 7-8 pm at the Shum-Novinger Funeral Home in Bedford.

She is survived by her husband, George; three sons, Calvin of Clarinda and Richard and Ronnie, both of Glenwood; two daughters, Lora Harms of Clarinda and Deloris Brumfield of Glenwood; nine grandchildren and her mother, Mrs J.T. Hamilton of Clearmont.


Wood, Homer - Services for Homer F. Wood, 68, of near Elmo were held this Monday at the United Methodist church in Elmo.

He died Friday at the Maryville [Missouri] hospital following a short illness.

The Rev C. Fay Kessinger, officiated. Burial was to be in the LaMar Cemetery, Elmo. Barr-Merrick Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.

He had been a life-long resident in the farming area of Elmo. He was born June 7, 1903 to Frank and Frances Wood, and was married May 24, 1941 at Maryville to Avil Lynch. The mother and wife survive him.

Two sons are Dale Wood of Gary, Ind, and Lowell Wood of the home, and daughter Mrs Roger Livengood of Tarkio, a brother is Wilbur Wood of Maryville and five sisters Mrs Mabel Spoor of San Bernardino, Cal, Mrs Gladys Ellis of Winner, SD, Mrs Pansy Hutchings of LaJunta, Colo, Mrs Pauline Dotts, of Artesia, NM, and Mrs Liva Adkins of Burlington Jct.

The family suggest memorial be made to the United Fund.


Stutesman, Robert Leo, son of Mr and Mrs Ralph Stutesman, of Blockton, Iowa, was born at Parnell, Mo., in the year of 1900 and passed away at his home March 19, 1929 at the age of 28 years, 9 months and 6 days.

Leo spent his younger life in Mo. At the age of eleven years moved with his parents to Iowa, where he spent the rest of his life, except three years in Minn.

At the age of fourteen Leo had the misfortune of having an accident from which he never fully recovered, but he was always a kind and loving child and patient sufferer.

Besides his mother and father he leaves to mourn, two sisters, Thelma, and Mrs George Clark, of Blockton; four brothers, Clyde and Logan of Blockton; Lloyd, of Minnesota; and Earl, of Clearfield, Iowa, besides a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at the M.E. church in Parnell, last Thursday afternoon at 2:30 by Rev H.H. Hunt, pastor, and burial in Parnell cemetery.


Wilson, Benjamin Levi, son of John and Sarah Wilson, was born June 25, 1852, in the state of Indiana, and departed this life at his home in Parnell, Mo., Feb 16, 1931, at the age of 78 years, 7 months and 21 days.

Mr Wilson came to Missouri when four years old and had spent most of his life in and near Parnell.

On Sept 10, 1874 [this is marked out and Aug 2, 1873 written over it] he was united in marriage to Miss Betty Stutesman, to this union eight children were born, three of whom preceded him in death; Bertie dying in infancy, Everett in 1918 and Charles in 1928.

Those who survive besides his wife are: Roy, Hugh, Frank and Ora?, all of Parnell; Mrs Effie Price of Cosby, Mo., eighteen grandchildren, one great grandson and one sister, Mrs Sarah Zink, of Sheridan.

Funeral service was conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the M.E. church, by the pastor Rev W.W. Clay, and interment was in Parnell cemetery.


Stutesman, Firman Ray, was born near Grant City, Worth county, Missouri, June 22, 1904, and died September 11, 1939, at the age of 35 years, 2 months and 20 days. He met death when a tree fell on him while he was working in the timber near Capola, Washington.

He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, Juanita; two step-children, Junior and Norma Williams; and a son, Jimmy Ray, by a former marriage; his parents, Mr and Mrs John Stutesman, of Hoquiam [Wash] two brothers, Dennis and John Stutesman, Jr, five sisters, Winifred Herrington, Wilma Moore, Vera Pottorff and Florence Carter, all of Hoquiam, and Lucille Terry, of Melbourn, Missouri. He also leaves a grandmother, Mrs Sarah Harris and a host of other relatives who will greatly miss him. His friends were numbered by all who knew him

Funeral services were held at the Pinnick-Coleman Chapel with Rev D.N. Rickerson of the Christian church officiating, and the burial was in the Sunset Memorial Park at Hoquiam, Washington.


Wilson, Betsy Ann - Mrs Betsy Ann Wilson, 85 years of age, of Parnell, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs Clarence Price of Carthage, Mo.

She was born May 25, 1857, the daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Adam Stutesman, and moved to Missouri from Indiana when a small child. Since that time she has resided in Nodaway county.

Surviving are three sons, Hugh and Frank Wilson, Parnell, and Ora Wilson, Maryville; one daughter, Mrs Price, Carthage; one sister, Mrs Frank McClain, Parnell, and two brothers, Frank Stutesman and Mat Stutesman, Guide Rock, Neb. Her husband, Ben Wilson, preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist church in Parnell with Rev L.B. Day of Maryville officiating. Burial will be in the Parnell cemetery.


Stutesman, John, son of J.A. and Mary Jane Stutesman was born June 20th, 1882, near Parnell, Mo, and died March 2nd, 1961, at his home in Hoquiam, Washington, after a long illness.

He was married to Mary McAtee of Parnell, Missouri, on March 8th, 1902. To this union were born nine children: Winifred Harrington, Dennis Stutesman, Wilma Moore, Vera Pottorff, Florice Loff, and John Stutesman, Jr, all of the State of Washington, Lucille Terry of Melbourne, Missouri, and 2 sons, Simeon and Ray Stutesman, deceased. He has five sisters, Mrs Carrie Rauch, Clearmont, Missouri, Mrs Pearl Lucas, Bedford, Iowa, Mrs Iva Goff, Maryville, Mo, Mrs Mabel Dickey, and Mrs Flora Lester of Sheridan, Mo and Mrs Sylvia Campbell, deceased.


Stutesman, John Adam, son of Adam Francis and Martha Jane Stutesman, was born in Decatur county, Indiana, September 23, 1854.

He moved with his parents, when a child, to Nodaway county, locating about one and one half miles west of where Sheridan now stands. He spent all of his life in Nodaway and Worth counties, with the exception of two years which he spent in Oklahoma.

He united with the Baptist Church when a young man.

He was married to Mary J. Chamberlin near Bedford, Iowa, October 25, 1874. To their union was born ten children: six girls and four boys all of whom survive him. They are: Ralph Stutesman of Blockton, Iowa; Carrie Rauch and Lewis Stutesman of Parnell; Pearl Lucas of Bedford, Iowa; John and Genen Stutesman of Hoquiam, Wash; Sylvia Campbell of Tarkio; Iva Rickabaugh, Flora Lester and Mabel Wilson of Sheridan.

Fifity-two grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter mourn his departure.

Four sisters and two brothers also survive him. Mrs B.A. Wilson and Mrs Frank McClain of Parnell; Mrs Emeline Griffin and Mrs Frank Gates and Matthew Stutesman of Ottawa, Kansas; and Frank Stutesman of Guide Rock, Nebraska.

He was a loving companion and kid and indulgent father and grandfather. He was a good neighbor and a friend to all who knew him.

His wife preceded him in death 13 years. Since that time he has made his home with his children.

He was a member of the Masonic and Odd Fellow Lodges.

He passed away at the Maryville (Missouri) Hospital at 6:15 p.m., November 27th, 1937 at the age of 83 years 2 months and 4 days.

He was a patient sufferer throughout the many weeks of illness.

Funeral services were conducted from the Sheridan Christian church, Nov 29, 1937 by the passtor L.B. Day.

Music was furnished by the Sheridan quartette of Mr and Mrs Willis Watson, Flo Churchill, and Herman Hoyt with Mrs Glee Bainum at the piano.

Casket bearers were Donald and Orla Stutesman and Ora Rauch, Vane and Max Lucas and Howard Brown.

The Masons had charge of the services at the Sheridan Cemetery.

Stutesman, Mary Jane Chamberlain, daughter of Nancy and Lewis Chamberlain, was born at Old Lexington near Bedford, Taylor County, Ia, on March 12, 1855 and departed this life at her home near Sheridan, June 25, 1924, aged 69 years 3 months and 13 days.

When a small child she moved with her parents to Meadsville, Pennsylvania, at which place, when she was nine years old, her father died. Afer a brief period her mother married again and at the age of 12 years Mary left the parental roof and returned to Taylor County and the remainder of her life was spent in the vicinity of Parnell and Sheridan.

On Octobr 25, 1874 at the Steve Clark home, which is now the Bert Cortner farm she was married to John A. Stutesman and to this union ten children were born all of whom together with the bereaved companion survive her.

The children are as follows: Mrs Carrie Rauch, of Parnell; Ralph, of Blockton; Mrs Pearl Lucas, of Bedford; Lewis, of Parnell; John Jr of Melbourne, Mo; Mrs Iva Rickabaugh, Sheridan; Mrs Sylvia Campbell, Tarkio; Mrs Flora Lester, Eugene and Mrs Mable Wilson, all of Sheridan.

Two brothers preceded her to the great beyond. Two half-brothers, Justin Johnson, Liberty, Mo, and Will Houck still survive and also 46 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

In the year 1875 at the Luteston school house she united with the Baptist church and in this faith she remained until her death.

During the latter months of her life Grandma Stutesman, the name by which she was known to her friends, suffered a great deal of physical pain, but it was borne without a murmur, which brought to the foreground her quiet, gentle character. Few ever heard her complain as she fought the great battle of life as a loving patient wife and mother, but she has won the victory, leaving the husband after nearly fifty years of wedded life to walk the path alone and the children without the council and influence of a mother.

Our sympathy goes out to the loved ones and may He who doeth all things well guide you to the path she chose to early in life and which she trod so patiently until her Maker called her home.

Funeral services wre conducted at the Christian Church at 2 p.m. Friday by Rev. P.D. Kline and the remains laid to rest in the Sheridan Cemetery.


Stutesman, Wilbur Ralph, eldest son of John and Mary Stutesman, was born February 6, 1876, near Sheridan, Mo, and died at his home in Blockton, September 7, 1949, at the age of 73 years 7 months and 23 days.

On September 19, 1897, he was united in marriage to Susie Elizabeth Mumford. To this union seven children were born, namely, Earl of Clearfield, Ia, Lloyd, Logan, and Mrs Walter Holmes, Owatonna, Minn., Clyde of Grant City, and Mrs George Clark, Blockton, Iowa. One son, Leo, age 29, preceded him in death. He followed his chosen occupation of farming until the year 1938, when they retired to his present home in Blockton. Mr Stutesman, a member of the Christian Church of Blockton, was a man of high standards, a devoted husband and father, his first thoughts always of home.

He left to mourn his passing his wife, four sons and two daugthers, four daughters-in-law: Opal, Elsie, Mildred, and Grace, two sons-in-law: Walter Holmes and George Clark, 8 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, three brothers, and six sisters, Louis of Parnell, Gene of Vancouver, Wash., John of Hoquiam, Wash., Mrs Carrie Rauch, Parnell, [Mrs] Roy Lucas, Conway, Ia, Mrs Joy Rickabaugh, Clifton, Ore, Mrs Marshall Lester, Sheridan, Mrs Sylvia Campbell, St Joseph, and Mrs Melvin Dicky, Maryville, several nephews and nieces and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held at the Blockton Christian Church Saturday, September 10, 1949, at 2 pm., G.W. Swan officiating. Interment was in the Parnell cemetery.


Stutesman, Eugene E., formerly of Parnell, Mo, died of a heart attack at his home at 9029 NE Fourth Plain Road, Vancouver, Wash, on July 4. He was 66 years old and the son of the late Mr and Mrs John Stutesman of Parnell.

He was born February 6, 1894, at Parnell and was married to Miss Grace Hawk, daughter of the late Mr and Mrs George B. Hawk of Parnell on August 10, 1921. They moved to Washington in 1942.

Surviving are his wife; 7 sons, Drexel Stutesman, Aberden, Wash; Marvin, Harlan, Jackie, Marion, and Gerald Stutesman of Vancouver; and Darold Stutesman of Cleveland, Ohio; 2 daughters, Mrs Pauline Madison of Hoquiam, Wash, and Mrs Charlotte Schrill of Vancouver; one brother, John Stutesman, Hoquiam, Wash; 6 sisters, Mrs Carrie Rauch, Clearmont, Mo, Mrs Ivy Goff, Maryville, Mo, Mrs Flora Lester and Mrs Mabel Dickey, Sheridan, Mo, Mrs Roy Lucas, Bedford, Ia, and Mrs Sylvia Campbell, St Joseph; and 17 grandchildren. Two children passed away in infancy.

Funeral service was July 7 at Vancouver with burial in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Vancouver. [July 4, 1960 written on obit]


Stutesman, Ira - Ira Stutesman Dies Near Gower - Gower, Mo. May 20 - Ira Stutesman, 72 years old, died today at his home near Gower. He had lived on the farm where he died for 36 years.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs Ella Stutesman; a daughter, Mrs Ira Pemerton, Grayson, Mo., and two sons, Allen Stutesman, Farley, Mo., and C.J. Stutesman, Douglas, Wyo.

The body is at the Rollins-Nash mortuary at Edgerton, Mo.

Stutesman Rites at Gower Today - Gower, Mo, May 21 - Ira Lee Sutesman, 72, died yesterday afternoon at his farm home near here following a long illness.

Survivors include his wife, Ella, of the home; a daughter, Mrs Ira Pemberton, Grayson, Mo; two sons, C.J. Stutesman, Douglas, Wyo., and Allen Stutesman, Farley, Mo, and seven grandchildren.

Services will be tomorrow afternoon at 2 at the Grayson Community Church. Burial will be in the Grayson cemetery.


Campbell, Forrest Andrew, Raytown [Missouri], formerly of Sheridan, died at the Veteran's Hospital, Kansas City, July 23, 1977.

He was a member of the Christian Church of Tarkio which was his birthplace and where he attended college. He qualified as a candidate for MENSA. He was in the Air Force for 12 years and in the Pacific Area during World War II.

Campbell spent several years as a foreman in the manufacture of electronic equipment used in the Space Program. The last few years before his retirement he was a real estate salesman.

He is survived by his wife, the former Flossie Winemiller; a son, Andy; a grandson, Richard Campbell; and two brothers, Dean Campbell, St Joseph, and John Campbell, Longview, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Sylvia Stutesman Campbell and a brother, Verne.

Visitation for relatives and friends was held July 24 in the Sheridan Christian Church basement prior to graveside services in the Sheridan Cemetery conducted by the Rev Delbert Biehle.