The Memphis Democrat
May 31, 1984
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Lois Louise Tippett
Lois Louise Tippett, 76, daughter of Thomas Finley and Alma Leon Coleman Croley was born June 5, 1907, in rural Scotland County. Lois passed away in the Scotland County Memorial Hospital, in Memphis, Missouri on May 21, 1984.
Lois was united in marriage to Arlie Wayne Tippett, December 16, 1925, in Bloomfield, Iowa. To this marriage two daughters were born.
Lois is survived by her two daughters, Alma M. Brown of Phoenix, Arizona, and Dorothy L. Bell of Joplin, Missouri; two grandsons, Warren E. Brown of Boise, Idaho, Timothy W. Bell of Austin, Texas; three granddaughters, Margaret L. Figueroa of Glendale, Arizona, Belinda Green of St. Joseph, Missouri, and Suzanne Bell of Joplin, Missouri; six great-grandchildren, Matt, Jamey and Megan Figueroa, Ami and Amanda Green and Wendy Brown; a brother and sister-in-law, Boyd and Winifred Croley of Memphis, Missouri and a sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Lester Daniels, Kansas City, Missouri.
Lois spent her entire life in Scotland County growing up in the Energy Neighborhood, moving to Memphis in 1919. She was a devoted member of the First Christian Church and lived her life in a Christian way. She was a member of the Loyal Women's Class and enjoyed working for causes to help others.
Lois will long be remembered for her friendly, happy ways. She loved her family, friends and community.
Lois will be sadly missed by all who knew her but she has gone on to join Arlie who passed away six months ago.
Funeral services were held on May 25, 1984, at 2:00 p.m. in the First Christian Church, Memphis, Missouri. The Rev. Kenneth Campbell conducted the services. Organist was Ann Luther and Guy Gardine sang. Burial was in the Memphis Cemetery. Casket bearers were John Ed Luther, Robert Monroe, John Cook, Ronald K. Dial, Earl Craig and Dave M. Burrus.
Chronicle - Herald
August 2, 1962
Capitola Cross Dies at Her Home
Mrs. Capitola Belle Cross, 89, longtime resident of Bevier, died at 4:45 a.m. today at her home here after several years illness.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Edwards Funeral Home in Bevier, conducted by the Rev. Edwin Hampton, and burial will be in Richardsdale Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the funeral home.
Mrs. Cross was born March 3, 1873 in Indianapolis, Ind., the daughter of William Daily and Lucrecia Morgan Stevens. She was married Feb. 28, 1893 to W. D. Cross and they had spent the most of their married life in and near Bevier. She became a member of the Friendship Christian Church north of Callao when a young girl.
Mrs. Cross is survived by her husband of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Rector of Bevier and Mrs. Erma Mendenhall of Bucklin; seven grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; eight great, great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Anna Lee Burt of Kirksville; and one brother, Charles H. Stevens of Kenosha, Wis.
She had been preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Hahn and Viola Bell Stevens; one brother, Willie Alonzo Stevens; and two half-brothers, Edd Stevens and Ben Stevens.
December 11, 1984
Erma Ellen Mendenhall
Mrs. Erma Ellen Mendenhall, 82, of Bucklin, Mo., died Monday at 4:40 p.m. at the St. Francis Hospital in Marceline.
Erma was born July 25, 1902, in Macon County, northwest of Callao, the daughter of W. D. and Capitola Bell Stevens Cross.
On September 4, 1920 in Macon County, she married Jay B. Mendenhall who survives.
Also surviving are one daughter Mrs. Albert Wayne (Marcedia) Switzer of Bucklin, one sister Mrs. Gladys Rector of Bevier, four grandchildren, one great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one grandson, Bruce Wayne Switzer.
Erma lived northwest of Callao from her birth until 1920 when she moved to Bucklin. She has been a Bucklin area resident for 64 years.
She was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Louis V. Scudiero and Sons Funeral Home in Bucklin, Rev. Max Campbell officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery in Bucklin.
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday with the family receiving visitors from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
from the Daily News Bulletin
Erma Mendenhall, Bucklin, Dies at 82
Erma Ellen Mendenhall, 82, Bucklin, died Monday night at St. Francis Hospital, Marceline.
Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at the Louis V. Scudiero and Sons Funeral Home, Bucklin, with Rev. Max Campbell officiating. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery, Bucklin.
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Mrs. Mendenhall was born in Macon County northwest of Callao on July 25, 1902. She was the daughter of W. D. and Capitola Bell Stevens Cross who preceded her in death. She was also preceded by a grandson, Bruce Wayne Switzer.
She married Jay B. Mendenhall Sept. 4, 1920 in Macon County. He survives.
Other survivors include: a daughter, Mrs. Albert (Marceda) Switzer, Bucklin; a sister, Mrs. Gladys Rector, Bevier; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild plus several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Mendenhall lived in the Bucklin area 64 years and was a member of the Presbyterian Church northwest of Callao.