The Macon Chronicle-Herald
June 21, 1989
Gladys H. Rector
Gladys H. Rector, 93, of Macon, died Tuesday, June 20, 1989 at Loch Haven Nursing Home in Macon.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 23, at 1:30 p.m., at the Carney Funeral Chapel in Bevier, with Rev. Scott Dalrymple officiating. Burial will be in West Oakwood Cemetery in Bevier [Note: Gladys is buried in the Richardsdale Cemetery in the far west side and south of the gravel road.]. Visitation will be Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral chapel in Bevier.
She was born Sept. 14, 1895 in Callao, the daughter of Willie Denton and Capitola Stevens Cross. On March 3, 1912 she was married to James Mitton Rector. He preceded her in death on Oct. 21, 1963.
Survivors include four daughters, Ruth Robuck of Macon, Ruby Spencer and Mildred Hyde of Bevier and Esther Koneigslieb of Tacoma, Wash.; two sons, Vern Rector of Macon and Finis Rector of Bevier; 14 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, one sister, three granddaughters, one great-granddaughter and one grandson.
She was employed as a cook at Dwiggins Restaurant and the Colonial Restaurant, both in Macon.
January 9, 1995
John F. Cross
John F. Cross, 75, of Bevier died Saturday, Jan. 7, 1995, at 6:25 a.m. at his home.
Services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Carney Funeral Chapel in Bevier, with Dan McVicker officiating. Burial will be in the Richardsdale Cemetery in Bevier. Visitation will be held tonight from 6 until 8 at the funeral home in Bevier.
He was born on May 13, 1919, in Bevier, the son of Frank and Ella Richardson Cross. He was married on Aug. 19, 1944, in Chariton, Wyo., to Beulah Cross.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Earleen and Delmer Gladhill of Bevier, Marie Stanfield of Higvee and Faye and Bob Blackorby of Bevier; one son, Arnold and Dianne Cross of Bevier; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sons, Jack and Alvin Cross and Tom Cross, who died in Vietnam in January, 1970; four brothers, Robert, Donald, Bill and Jim Cross; and one sister, Wanda Harrington.
He had lived in Bevier area most of his life. He worked for the Burlington Northern Railroad as a machinist. He worked in most of the underground mines in the area and also farmed. John took his military basic training in Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis.
The Macon Chronicle-Herald
January 8, 1970
Cross Rites Saturday
Funeral services for Pfc. Thomas (Tommy) J. Cross, 20, who was killed in action in Vietnam on Jan. 1, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Bevier Baptist Church and burial will be in the Richardsdale Cemetery there. The Rev. Robert L. Hicks and the Rev. Frank Claiborne will officiate.
Pfc. Cross, who had arrived in Vietnam Nov. 19 for a year of duty, was serving in the Chulai area with Company A, 196th Light Infantry Brigade. While full details haven't been officially learned, first reports reaching the family indicate that he was killed while on guard duty, apparently from ambush. He had been slightly wounded by shrapnel during hostile action on Dec. 13 but had returned to active duty on Dec. 20.
Pfc. Cross was born Feb. 7, 1949 in Bevier the son of John F. and Beulah Cress Cross. He was graduated from the Bevier Public Schools with the Class of 1967 and had been employed at Everett's DX Service Station before entering the United States Army June 16, 1969. He had eight weeks of basic training at Fort Leonard Wood and eight weeks advanced training at Fort Ord, Calif., before beginning his Vietnam duty. He was a member of the Baptist Church.
Surviving are his parents of Route 1, Bevier; a son, Shawn Franklin Cross of Bevier; three sisters, Mrs. Delmar (Earline) Gladhill of Macon, Mrs. Marie Stanfield of Shelbyville, and Mrs. Faye Waite of Leavenworth, Kan.; and one brother, Arnold E. Cross of the home.
Visitation will begin at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Edwards Funeral Home in Bevier.
from the Daily News Bulletin
Claud R. Croy, 81, died April 4 in a Whittier, Calif. hospital.
He was born March 17, 1912, in Bucklin, son of C. G. and Emma L. Croy. He and Esther L. Tuttle were married Aug. 17, 1932. They had three daughters and three sons. She died May 23, 1986. He married Esther Belizzi in November, 1987, in California. She survives, of South Gate, Calif.
Mr. Croy was employed at the Wicklund grocery store in Bucklin from 1928 to 1951. He then moved to California, to work in the shipyards during World War Two. He lived in California until 1962, when he moved to Arvada, Colo. He and his four brothers owned and operated Croy Brothers Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc., in the Denver, Colo. area.
Also surviving are three daughters and two sons-in-law, Francis L. and Jim Williamson, Golden, Colo.; Mary Lou and Frank Martinez, Valinda, Calif., and Carolyn LaCroix, Seattle, Wash.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael D. and Karen Croy, Arvada, and William F. and Lisa Croy, Denver; four brothers, the Rev. C. F. Croy, Appleton City; Kenneth L. Croy, Golden; Earl J. Croy, Arvada, and John W. Croy, Sr., Wheatridge, Colo.; two sisters, Bernice Rogers, Arvada and Ruth Ratliff, Westminster, Colo.; 17 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
Others preceding him in death were his parents; a son, C. Raymond Croy, Jr., and a sister, Jewel Y. Anderson.
Services were April 8 at Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church, Bellflower, Calif., and April 9 at Lakewood, Colo. Bible Chapel. Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery, Denver.
The Edina Sentinel
September 6, 1956
Mrs. Tonia Kigar Breaks Hip In Fall.
Mrs. Tonia Kigar, 77, Hurdland, was admitted to the Kirksville Osteopathic Hospital at 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, after falling from the back porch at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. H. Waggener, of near Hurdland. The accident occurred while Mrs. Kigar was helping her daughter clean house, and she had started toward the back step with a pan of water. She was taken to the Hurdland Rural Clinic for first aid and then to the hospital in Kirksville. Her injuries were listed as a broken hip and a dislocated shoulder. She underwent surgery yesterday morning and her condition is good.
The Edina Sentinel
April 4, 1957
Tonia Cruse Of Girlhood
Days Is Dead At 78; Burial
Was Rock Creek Yesterday
Mrs. Tonia E. Kigar of north of Hurdland, 78 years old, died at 8 o'clock Monday morning, April 1, 1957, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Howard Waggener, southwest of Edina.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the Easley Funeral Home in Hurdland, conducted by Elder Clyde O. Johnson of Kirksville. Burial was in the Rock Creek Cemetery southwest of Edina.
The daughter, Ruth, Mrs. Waggener, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild survive.
Mrs. Kigar was the daughter of Harmon H. and Sarah William Cruse and she was born Jan. 22, 1879, on a farm west of Hurdland. She was married Aug. 3, 1916, to Oscar S. Kigar, who is living at Hurdland. One daughter, Mrs. Waggener, was born to them.
A brother, Henry Cruse, 79 years old, preceded Mrs. Kigar in death April 9, 1956. Mrs. Kigar was a member of the Methodist Church and she united at the old Simpson Chapel north of Hurdland.