Sunday, March 31, 2013

Saturday, March 30, 2013

on the honor roll...

NORTH MERCER R-3 "B" HONOR ROLL": Eighth grader KATIE DAILEY!
CAINSVILLE R-1 "Excellence All 'A's: Junior WHITNEY THOMAS!

kenton's facebook note....

Lost Loved Ones (Aunt Kay & Grandma Brown) Losing people you love is one of the many hard things we have to deal with in life... You will miss them greatly, think about them often, and know they are watching you all the time... Aunt Kay and Grandma Brown, You both are always in my heart, and often on my mind.....

Friday, March 29, 2013

Day 88 - Logan's leprechaun catcher he had to build for school. It fell apart on the way home but he kind of rebuilt it so I could take a picture!

Day 87 - Logan won the $25 gift certificate to Walmart, sponsored by the Maries R-2 PTO, for perfect attendance at Bland Middle School for the 3rd quarter! :-)
yeppers....stealing stuff from my sisters facebook page.....

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013

we inherit from our ancestors gifts so often taken for granted.....

We inherit from our ancestors gifts so often taken for granted-our names, the color of our eyes and the texture of our hair, the unfolding of varied abilities and interests in different subjects. . . .
Each of us contains within our fragile vessels of skin and bones and cells this inheritance of soul. We are links between the ages, containing past and present expectations, sacred memories and future promise.
Only when we recognize that we are heirs can we truly be pioneers.
-Edward C. Sellner

my little brother is on tv again...

http://www.heartlandconnection.com/news/story.aspx?id=873490#.UUeK9Rfql8E
is the link to the news story....they show him talking, but they're doing a voice over. he is also shown nodding solemnly.....
first my sister Lisa powerwalking on a brochure....and now John the tv star!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

from Lisa's picture of the day on facebook....

Day 40 - My first taste of Empty Nest Syndrome. The boys left yesterday about 3 and got home from Christ in Youth Believe about 7 tonight. We enjoyed our 1st night with both gone in 8.5 years but so glad to have them back home. Not quite ready for an empty, quiet house yet....

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

day 26-the oddest basketball game ever.

(from my sister Lisa's blog...)
Our boys officially lost by one point in double overtime although most of the people on our side of the gym (our parents and the team waiting for the next game) thought we really won. This was the 2 refs conferencing with the scorekeeper, coaches, and teams after somehow the other team was awarded 2 points at the end of the regular game (we were tied and we fouled them - they got ready to shoot the free throws and were 2 points ahead). After a long delay, discussing, calling in the head person for the tourney, etc. they finally took the 2 points off. Then the refs messed up in the 2nd overtime and gave the ball to the other team for a jump ball when it should have gone to us, so more discussing before time was put back on the clock and the ball went to us. In addition, some parents said we weren't credited for 2 points from a shot we made, which would have made all this other stuff irrelevant as we would have won (I looked away and didn't see this). Quite a comedy of errors...

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Mildred Emma (Hampshire) Fry Randall

unknown undated newspaper clipping
Mildred Emma (Hampshire) Fry Randall, daughter of Charles Augustus and Erma Marie (Dill) Hampshire, was born December 5 1913 in Mercer County, Missouri, and died October 14 2001 in Reno Nevada.
Mildred attended the Calvert School in Mercer County. She was a Sunday school teacher, member of the Eastern Star and a member of several clubs. She enjoyed playing pitch and bridge, making crafts and quilts and having garage sales. SHe lived in Mercer County until 1945, when she and William and their family moved to Trenton, Missouri. She and her family moved to California in May 1950. She was a global traveler.
Mildred was married first on May 11 1929 to William Howard Fry, who was killed on February 11 1949 in the Kansas City, Kansas freight yards. She was then married on December 17 1949 to Thomas Ballington Randall,who died in 1985. Besides her husbands she was also preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Neva May Hampshire, Hazel Pearl (Hampshire) Williams Summers, and Marjorie Laura (Hampshire) Phillips; seven brothers, William Paul Hampshire, Clifford Tuba "Bud" Hampshire, William Albert Hampshire, Clyde Roscoe Hampshire, James Harold Hampshire, Darwin Wesley Dill and Marvin Lee Dill; a daughter, Helen Jane (Fry) Bowers Willams; and two grandchildren. She is survived by three sisters, Thelma Goldie (Hampshire) Houlette, Margaret Helen (Hampshire) Hummel and Marolynn Donanell (Hampshire) Shafer; six children, Charles Howard Fry and wife Marijane, Harold Lewis Fry and wife Margie Jane, Ronald Harland Fry and wife Mary Jo, Janice Evelyn Marie (Fry) Mason, Shirley Kyle (Fry) Winton, and Thomas Mark Randall, who was adopted and wife Lisa; 19 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
Burial was in California.

Tom Brokaw Makes Me Cry

this appeared in The Mirror
by Marie Dailey Hass, Mercer
I read a lot of Anne Rivers Siddons books. On the flyleaf is a list of books she has written. One is "John Chancellor Makes Me Cry." I have not read that book, but I have just read Tom Brokaw's latest book, "The Greatest Generation Speaks." You printed my comments on his book, "The Greatest Generation", January 6, 1999.
This is a book that needs to be read. We have a lot of World War II veterans and their stories are going to be lost. Tom tells in his book how many of those veterans are dying each year. Those of you that have beterans, talk to them, ask them to tell you their stories, and write them down.
Those of us who stayed home from the war, have our stories, too. We farmed, we had rationing for gas, sugar, food, shoes, tires, and we took part in scrap iron drives, aluminum drives, and didn't we save our waste grease, collect walnut hulls, etc? I read in one of my Mom's diaries that sugar rationing did not end until two years after the war ended. We also scraped money together to buy Victory Bonds.
I had a brother in service, three sisters had husbands in service, one brother and one brother-in-law worked in airplane factories.
Yes, we were all touched by the war. Tom Brokaw makes me cry.
The Mercer County Library has this book.
Ann Landers column yesterday was from a man who had served in the Navy submarine duty, and he felt they had been left out of the book. I would guess that Tom Brokaw will do more books.
Note from Bob: Thanks for bringing this to our attention, Marie. I will go read that book. I hope we are able to publish more stories from our veterans here in Mercer county. Some of the most rewarding and interesting stories I have published were about veterans like Denny Beavers, Leonard Hashman, and Donald Lafolette. I hope more of you veterans will come and talk to me.

Great Great Grandma Anna Axsom with some (great great?)grandchildren...

didin't write it on picture.... I knew at one time....I'm thinking Hughes boys.

Mary Axsom

she was a beauty!

pictures tucked in Christmas cards through the years....

pictures tucked in Christmas cards through the years of nieces/nephews/cousins kids.....
Sam....Max & Logan....Ashley & Tara....Jace & Lexi.....

Missouri Century Farm Club

membership is awarded to Debra Lynn Axsom Dailey (1893-2005)
This certificate recognizes those families who have contributed to local, state, national, and international agriculture by owning and operating the same Missouri farm for 100 years of more. The Missouri Century Farm program is sponsored by University of Missouri Extension and the College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, University of Missouri.
this is for the descendants of James C. Maxwell, who started the Maxwell Family Farm in 1893. the farm is in the Cat Creek Community, near Brimon, in Harrison County, Missouri. When Aunt Minerva passed, she left it to her nephew Jimmy Maxwell. she bought the farm from her parents, Tom & Gilly Maxwell, who bought it (or maybe it was left to them? not sure) from/by his father, James C. Maxwell.
throughout my childhood into my adult years Aunt Minerva hosted a family reunion dinner at the farm the first weekend in June. we played softball in the old hog lot, took hikes around the farm and looked at the old antique machinery and vehicles, hiked up the road to the farm where their long ago neighbor Amanda Shirley was mysteriously murdered...

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

In Loving Memory of Fern Brown

July 7 1919-October 24 2004
Services 1:00 p.m. Friday OCtober 29 2004, Whitaker Eads Funeral Chapel, Trenton, Missouri
Officiating: Pastor Ron Ratliff
Organist: Jackie Altenderfer
Singer: Bill Orndorff
Songs "In the Garden", "Whispering Hope"
Pallbearers Steve Banks, Jerry Southers, Frederick Bosley, Franklin Bosley, Harlan Hobbs, Jerry Hughes
Interment Rural Dale Cemetery, Grundy County, Missouri

On December 22, 1928, Roscoe Ward Craig was united in marriage to Nettie Miller,

foster daughter of MR and Mrs W.A. Miller of Ridgeway, Mo. They had two daughters, Gladys Elizabeth, born October 8, 1929, and Madolyn Rose, born August 20, 1935.
Elizabeth Craig was married to John R. Andrick,, son of Mr and MRs J.B. Andrick, on June 22, 1947. They have three sons, John Michael born June 13, 1948; Stephen Craig, born September 28, 1950;' and James Phillip born April 23 1953. They have one granddaughter, Sarah Marie Andrick, daughter of Stephen. John and Elizabeth live in Bethany, Missouri.
Madolyn was married to Larry Paul Courter, son of Mr and Mrs Orus Courter, on December 26, 1953. They have two daughterse and one son. Paula was born on March 1, 1955; Pamela on September 11, 1958; and Kevin on September 20, 1965. Dr. and Mrs Courter live in Jefferson City, Missouri.
Nettie Craig, widow of Ross Ward Craig, now lives in Lake Ozark, Missouri. Her love of life and family has endeared her to all.
The pioneer spirit of the Craig family has lived on through the descendants of Roderick Craig. Military achievement, leadership, scholarly pursuits, professional endeavors, religious participation, and a great sense of family loyalty and love has been handed down from one generation to the next.
Submitted by Madolyn (Craig) Courter.

"Aunt" Mollie Mullins age 85 and Grandma Susie Boyd age 92

taken at their shared "duplex" in or near Cainsville, Mo. fall of 1956. These ladies lived together and took care of each other in their later years.

Pauline Axsom taken at carnival at Leon, IA July 5 1948

Fern Brown

services set
Funeral services for Fern Brown will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, October 29, 2004 at the Whitaker-Eads Funeral Home in Trenton. Burial will be in the Rural Dale Cemetery, east of Trenton.
A family visitation is scheduled one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.
Miss Brown, an 85-year-old resident of 1713 Bolser St. in Trenton, died at 7:10 a.m. on Sunday, October 24, 2004 at her home.
The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society.
unknown newspaper clipping Tuesday October 26, 2004

this must of been taken 1931-2 my younger brother Billy is not in the picture.

photo from Marie West.
back row from left Dale Taft, WARREN BOYD, RALPH SHAFER, Gerladine Helton, Thelma Philips, PAULINE SHAFER
2nd rwo from left Wilson boy?, DEAN SHAFER, Crawley b oy?, JUNIOR SHAFER, Mildred Taft, MARIE BOYD
3rd row Wilson boy?, _________ George (Deloris?), Lilly Bea Crawley, BETTY SHAFER, The last child ?
I hope you enjoy. Marie

Willie and Mollie Stephens Axsom 1939 photo

Debbie Axsom, Shelia Little, Lisa Axsom May 1968

Debbie Axsom, Shelia Little, Lisa Axsom May 1968

Engaged

Mrs. Amanda Shafer, 1715 Eighty st., announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Betty Jean, to David L. Ashley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Ashley, Fifty-fifth st. and Meredith drive. Miss Shafer is the daughter of the late Ross J. Shafer. The couple will be married June 2.

Engaged

Mrs. Amanda Shafer, 1715 Eighty st., announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Betty Jean, to David L. Ashley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Ashley, Fifty-fifth st. and Meredith drive. Miss Shafer is the daughter of the late Ross J. Shafer. The couple will be married June 2.

Engaged

Mrs. Amanda Shafer, 1715 Eighty st., announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Betty Jean, to David L. Ashley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Ashley, Fifty-fifth st. and Meredith drive. Miss Shafer is the daughter of the late Ross J. Shafer. The couple will be married June 2.

Class of 1939

Mercer Mirror
photo submitted by Marie Dailey Hass. This picture was in Betty (Shroyer) Daily's book and written under the picture was "My class in 1939." first row left to right, Max Haggard is 4th. back row left to right Betty Shroyer Daily is 4th.

First in family to fair-

PRINCETON POST TELEGRAPH Aug 10 2006 Samantha Duff, 11, is the first member of her family to have a 4-H exhibit qualify for the Missouri State Fair. Her chocolate chip cookies, shown above, qualified for the state fair during the Mercer County Fair last month. Both her state fair-qualifying cookies and her no-bake oatmeal cookies won blue ribbons locally.

First in family to fair-

PRINCETON POST TELEGRAPH Aug 10 2006 Samantha Duff, 11, is the first member of her family to have a 4-H exhibit qualify for the Missouri State Fair. Her chocolate chip cookies, shown above, qualified for the state fair during the Mercer County Fair last month. Both her state fair-qualifying cookies and her no-bake oatmeal cookies won blue ribbons locally.

Congratulations Stephanie Thomas

showed GRAND CHAMPION MARKET LAMB, showed RESERVE CHAMPION MARKET LAMB & EWE

Anna Axsom

picture on loan from Aunt Freeda August 7 2005
Grandma Anna Axsom, age 91, this picture was taken at Bethany August 29 1939 the day her beloved grandson Alfred Axsom married Mary Pauline Shafer. It was a hot day, and she dressed in a hot black taffeta coat. Grandma Pauline told me the Bethany paper took this picture and ran it in the paper. I never did find that edition...but this accidental find is unreal!!!

Austin Hague, Mercer Cardinal

NWMSU Names Honor Students

TRENTON REPUBLICAN-TIMES Dec. 24 2012
Named to the Academic List with a GPA of 3.5-3.99 were Karl Dailey of Mercer.

NWMSU fall honor roll list number of local students

PRINCETON POST-TELEGRAPH Jan. 3 2013
Academic Honor Roll after maintaining a 3.5 GPS or higher with at least 12 credit hours
Mercer: Karl Dailey

Cainsville R-1 announces second-quarter honor rolls

Red & Black Honor Roll (All "A's" & "B's")
Junior Whitney Thomas

Monday, March 4, 2013

Bernard & Janet Axsom's 50th Anniversary Party!

have rented the Mercer Community Building for Saturday, June 8th 2013 2-4 p.m. Koren is in charge of decorations & finding a cool cake design. plan on an awesome cake, flowers, decorations, and a photographer!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

In Loving Memory of Kathleen Maple Clegg

aunt minerva collection
born February 28, 1922, Akron, Missouri
entered into rest May 20, 2002, Bethany, Missouri
services Friday, May 24, 2002, First Christian Church, Cainsville, Missouri
Officiating Rev. Royce Smith
Soloist Roberta Willis, David Hudson
Organist Loretta Constable
casketbearers: Troy Johnson, Chris Johnson, Randy Johnson, Chad Wooderson, Seth Wooderson, Chris Holt
Stoklasa Memorial Chapel
God looked around his rose garden, and He found an empty place.
He then looked down upon his earth, and He saw our Mother's tired face.
He put His arms around her and lifted her to rest.
God's rose garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best.
He saw that she was getting weary and that she was having a difficult time.
So, He gently closed her eyelids and whispered, "Kathleen, Peace by thine."
It broke our hearts to lose he but she didn't go alone, for part of us went with her the day God called her home.
We know that she is happy with Dad in God's heaven, and that is the place where she does belong.

Adeline Anna Sophia Campsey

aunt minerva collection
December 19, 1884 Fairview, Kansas-June 8, 1969 Hiawatha, Kansas
Services Bethany United Church of Christ, Hiawatha, Kanasas, Two o'clock P.M. Tuesday, June 10, 1969
Officiating The Reverend R.T. Wentling
Music Vocal Duet: Mr. Leonard Shear, Mrs. Harold Elliott; Organist Mrs. R.H. Turner Selections "Under His Wings', "Beyond The Sunset"
Pallbearers: Herbert Elliott, Glen Weidman, Richard Zimmerman, Kenneth Neil, Jack Mathewson, Ted Hischke
Interment The Hiawatha Cemetery, Hiawatha, Kansas
Meek Service
I will life up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
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The Lord is they keeper, the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
The sun shall nto smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: He shall preserve thy soul.
The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.
Psalm 121

In Loving Memory John L. Maxwell

aunt minerva collection
born April 6, 1914 Melbourne, Missouri
died November 3, 2004, Grove, Oklahoma
Graveside Service 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 5, 2004, Olympus Cemetery
Officiating Grove Veterans Ritual Team
Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove, Oklahoma
I'm Free
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free
I'm following the path God laid for me,
I took his hand when I heard him call
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day
Task left undone must stay that way.
May my love of flowers for all to see
Make each spring bud a remembrance of me.
If my parting has left a void
Fill it wiht memories of times enjoyed.
The family shared was a gift of mine,
This I'll miss as I leave it behind.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow.
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow
My life's been full, I savored much.
Strong family, friends, a loved one's touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your head and share with me
God wanted me now, He set me free!

In Memory of Honey Thelma Maxwell

aunt minerva collection
born February 14, 1905 Mountain Grove, Missouri
died August 1, 1977 Grove, Oklahoma
Services Thursday, 2:00 p.m., August 4, 1977, United Methodist Church, Grove, Oklahoma
Officiating Rev. Gary Graham
Interment Olympus Cemetery, Grove, Oklahoma
Under the direction of Worley Funeral Home, Grove, Oklahoma

In Loving Memory Roberta Utterback

aunt minerva collection
born July 29, 1914 Brimson Missouri
died May 1, 2006 Greenville, Michigan
Graveside Services 1:00 p.m., Monday, May 15, 2006, Cat Creek Cemetery, Grundy County, Missouri
Officiating Rev. Ron Smith
Services conducted by Whitaker Eads Funeral Home, Trenton, Missouri
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The Twenty-Third Psalm
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters, He resoreth my soul, He leadeth me in the path of righteousness for His name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

In Loving Memory of Gladys O. Utterback

aunt minerva collection
born MAy 26, 1916 Grundy County, Missouri
died October 28, 2000 Liberty, Missouri
Memorial Services 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 31, 2000, Church-Archer-Pasley Chapel, Liberty, Missouri
Music Jean Brenton, Organist
Private Burial Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Missouri
I wanted to leave you somehing.
Something better than words or sound.
Look for me in the people I've known or loved
and if you cannot give me to them,
Let me live in your eyes or touch
and not on your mind.
Love doesn't die,
people do.
So when all that is left of me i love,
Give me away to another.
Author Unknown

In Loving Memory of Jasper Maxwell

aunt minerva collection
June 18, 1925-April 3, 1999
Services 1:00 p.m., Thursday, April 8, 1999, Resthaven Mortuary, Trenton, Missouri
Officiating Rev. Roy Sparks
Organist: Jackie Gibler
SIngers: Lillian Dryer & Ilishia Slater
Songs "In the Garden", "Beyond the Sunset"
Pallbearers Dennis Moore, Dwight Moore, Herb Griffin, Al Milsap, Larry Dryer, Billy Herrin
Interment Springer Cemetery, Brimson, Missouri
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The Twenty-Third Psalm
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters, He resoreth my soul, He leadeth me in the path of righteousness for His name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

In Memory of Eva J. Maxwell

Born May 5, 1911, Entered Into Rest May 5, 2006
Funeral service 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 8, 2006, First Baptist Church, Melbourne, Missouri
Officiating Rev. Ronald P. Smith
Pianist Mrs. Lela Hughes
Soloist Mr. Bill Orndorf
Honorary Pallbearers: Jim Alden, Paul Alden, Garland King
Pallbearers Richard Cotton, Corie Cutsinger, Jerry Hughs, Marion Hughs, Charles Lowe, Bill Orndorf
Intemrnet Mitchell Cemetery, Melbourne, Missouri
The Twenty-Third Psalm
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters, He resoreth my soul, He leadeth me in the path of righteousness for His name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

In Memory of Mr. Lawrence Dale Brown

aunt minerva collection
The Twenty-Third Psalm
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters, He resoreth my soul, He leadeth me in the path of righteousness for His name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
In Memory of Mr. Lawrence Dale Brown
born August 29, 1922, died September 17, 1987
funeral service 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 20, 1987, Mt. Pleasant No. 1 Baptist Church, Harrison County, Missouri
Officiating Minister Rev. Larry Kackley
Burial Cat Creek Cemetery, Harrison County, Missouri
Arrangements by Blackmore-Whitaker Funeral Home, Trenton, Missouri

In Memory of Oleta Maxwell

aunt minerva collection
Comfort
There is a tower of strength
For you and me--
'Tis that which we call faith
And as the sea
Oft dashes on the rocks
To no avail
So storms may come to us;
But in the gale
We lean upon that faith
And soon once more
We see a beacon light--
It is the shore.
Franklin Lee Stevenson
In Memory of Oleta Maxwell
May 29, 1914-MArch 21, 1996
Funeral Service Saturday, 2:00 p.m., March 23, 1996, Worley-Luginbuel Chapel
Clergy Marvin Tunnell
music: "The Old Rugged Cross', "Whispering Hope", "Amazing Grace"
Interment Service Monday, 1:00 p.m., March 25, 1996, White Chapel Cemetery, Wichita, Kansas
Clergy FAther Dan Andre
Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove, Oklahoma

In Memory of Miss Emma Ruth Brown

aunt minerva collection
born May 17 1917
died June 10 1988
Funeral Service 1:00 p.m., Monday, June 13, 1988, Melbourne Baptist Church, Melbourne, Missouri
Officiating Ministers: Rev. Stephne Fugitt, Rev. Bob Valentine
burial Mitchell Cemetery, Harrison County, Missouri
arrangements by Blackmore-Whitaker Funeral Home, Trneton, Missouri
pallbearers: Garland King, Rodney Adrian, Jerry Hughs, Richard Cotten, Charles Lowe, Richard Frazier, Bill Orendorf