The Edina Sentinel
February 16, 1961
Funeral Services Yesterday For Arthur Bryant; Burial Was At Greensburg
Arthur Bryant of northeast of Baring died at 9 o’clock Sunday evening, Feb. 12, 1961, at the Gibson Hospital in Edina, where he had been a patient since in the morning. He had not been well for the last six months.
Funeral services were at 2:30 o’clock yesterday afternoon at the chapel of the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home here by the Rev. Archie Cooper of Kirksville. Burial was in the cemetery at Greensburg. Mr. Bryant was 62 years old.
Mrs. Bryant and a son, Thomas D. Bryant, of three miles northeast of Baring and three daughters survive. The daughters are Mary Evelyn, Mrs. Ben F. Mazurek, of Hartford, Conn., Barbara, Mrs. Nelson Hayward, of Keokuk, Iowa, and Betty Jane, Mrs. George Fisher of Muscatine, Iowa. There are also left fifteen grandchildren.
Thomas Arthur Bryant, one of the two sons of Thomas Francis and Angelia Patterson Bryant, was born May 24, 1898, at Bible Grove. He was married to Martha Ann Martin in Nickelton, Macon County, on Dec. 25, 1923.
He was preceded in death by a 3-month-old son, Billy Dean; his mother, 68 years old, who died Dec. 19, 1946; by his father, 77, Dec. 13, 1953, and a brother, Claude Bryant, 28, July 9, 1933.
Thomas D. Bryant
Thomas Dudley Bryant, age 72 of Baring, Missouri, passed away Friday, January 31, 1997 in Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri.
Born December 8, 1924, in Fabius, Missouri, he was a son of Thomas Arthur and Martha Ann Martin Bryant.
In July of 1950, he was united in marriage to Virginia May "Sally" Seaton.
Surviving are his wife, Sally of Baring, Missouri; two sons, Eddie Bryant and wife, Janet also of Baring, Missouri and Danny Bryant and wife, Mindy of Plano, Texas; three sisters, Mary E. Mazurek of Hartford, Connecticut; Barbara H. Hayward of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Betty J. Fisher of Canon City, Colorado; three grandsons, Trever, Scott and Jonathan Bryant; three granddaughters, Dana, Jennifer and Theresa Bryant; five great-grandchildren, Samantha, Kelsey, Jacquelyn, Sierra, Edmundson Bryant and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Stevie Wayne Bryant.
Mr. Bryant was a life long resident of the Baring community. He was a graduate of the Baring High School and also attended an area agriculture school. During World War II he served in the United States Navy. Thomas was engaged in farming and sold Cargill and I.C.I. seed corn for a number of years. Mr. Bryant was a member of the Baring Community Church. He had served as a deacon, a board member and Sunday School teacher for years.
Thomas enjoyed the outdoors, raising dogs and going hunting with the grandkids.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 3, 1997 at Hudson-Rimer Funeral Chapel in Edina, Missouri. Reverend Walter Thomack will officiate the services. Music was provided by Mrs. Jackie Kline, soloist and Reverend Walter Thomack, organist.
Burial was in the Slocum Cemetery, West of Greensburg, Missouri.
Casket bearers were Buddy Couch, Chester Primm, Doug Hagerla, Clayton Kline, Ronnie Peterson and Billy Mallett.
An expression of sympathy in memory of Mr. Bryant may be made to the Baring Community Church. The memorials may be left at or mailed to the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 1, Edina, Missouri 63537.
The Edina Sentinel
December 17, 1953
Thomas Frank Bryant, Resident of County Many Years, Dies Here
Thomas Frank Bryant, for many years a resident of Knox County, died at 2:45 o’clock Sunday morning, Dec. 13, 1953, at the Gibson Hospital here at the age of 77 years after a long illness.
Funeral services were conducted at the Hudson Funeral Home here at 1:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon and further services at the Greensburg Christian Church at 2:30 o’clock by the Rev. Dayton Grover. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Bryant is survived by a son, Thomas Arthur Bryant of the home here; a brother, Leo V. Bryant of Keokuk, Iowa; six grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Thomas Frank Bryant was a son of Riley and Pauline E. Thurber Bryant and was born Jan. 29, 1876, in Hancock County, near Carthage, Ill. He moved with his parents at an early age to Scotland County.
He was married to Angelia Patterson at Memphis May 5, 1897. They were the parents of the two sons, the one mentioned as surviving and Francis Claude Bryant, who preceded his father in death. Mr. Bryant was also preceded in death by his wife Dec. 19, 1946, and by his parents, four brothers and a sister.
After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Bryant lived a short time west of Greensburg and then bought a farm northeast of Baring, where Mr. Bryant farmed until retiring and moving to Edina two years ago.
Mr. Bryant became a member of the Pleasant Ridge Church at the age of 20 years.
The Memphis Democrat
December 30, 1982
Verna L. Bryant
Verna L. Bryant, daughter of Charles and Hattie Dean Self, was born October 7, 1889, in Scotland County, Missouri, and passed away December 27, 1982, in the Scotland County Memorial Nursing Home at the age of 93 years.
She was united in marriage to Charles E. Bryant, December 25, 1910, at her home in Memphis, Missouri. To this union one son and one daughter were born.
Surviving are Paul Bryant and wife, Ruth, of Memphis and Ruth Bryant Speer and husband, Wayne of Memphis, Missouri; four grandchildren, three step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
She was affiliated with the Bethel Methodist Church at an early age. At the age of nine she began as organist and continued until she left the community.
She spent her entire life in Scotland County.
She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and will be sadly missed by family and friends.
Services were held Wednesday, December 29, 1982, at 10 a.m. conducted by Payne-Gerth Funeral Home from their Memphis Chapel. Rev. Kenneth Campbell officiated. Organist was Ann Luther and Kenneth Campbell was soloist. Burial was in the Lawn Ridge Cemetery, northeast of Memphis. Body bearers were Dick Johnson, John Dodge, Doug Jones, Leon Buford, Robert Shanes and Clyde Mitchell.
Daily Gate City
May 3, 1993
May 19, 1922 - April 30, 1993
Virginia "Maxine" Bryant, 70, Keokuk, died at 4:32 p.m. Friday, April 30 at University Hospital, Iowa City.
She was born May 19, 1922, in Clark County, Mo., to Elvin and Anna Goldie Steeples Hackard.
She was married Aug. 6, 1942, in Kahoka, Mo., to Ward Bryant. He survives.
Survivors also include: two daughters, Mrs. Sam (Anna Rose) Hackett of Bartonville, Ill., and Mrs. Steven (Marsha) Hayes of Fort Madison; a son, Roger Bryant of Keokuk; a brother, Wayne Bryant of Keokuk; a sister, Alberta Brammer of Keokuk; and six grandchildren.
Mrs. Bryant was preceded in death by her parents and a sister.
She lived in Clark County from 1943 to 1964, Fort Madison from 1964 to 1982, and Keokuk since 1982.
Mrs. Bryant was employed by Fort Madison Laundromat and Fort Madison Nursing Care Center.
She attended New Testament Christian Church.
Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at DeJong’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Hauser officiating. Burial will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery.
Visitation is today at DeJong’s Funeral Home with family meeting friends 7-9 tonight.
A memorial is established with American Cancer Society.
The Daily Gate City
February 14, 1961
Elmo Bryant dies Monday
Elmo Walter (Joner) Bryant of 1214 William street died Monday at 5:25 p.m. in Graham hospital. He had been in failing health the past several months.
He was born July 30, 1927 in Keokuk, son of Walter J. and Ethel Bryant. He was a member of the First Christian church.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Ethel Bryant; one sister, Mrs. William (Chloe) Briggs; five brothers, Riley, Francis, Delbert, Dale and Leslie, of Keokuk and Alfred of Montrose.
He was preceded in death by his father and one sister, Opal.
The funeral service will be held Thursday, Feb. 16 at 2:30 in the DeJong Funeral Home with the Rev. A. L. Ullestad officiating.
The Eagle lodge will have a service in the funeral home Wednesday evening at 7:30.
Burial will be in Lawn Ridge cemetery near Memphis.