Violet M. Butrick
OREGON, Mo. -- Violet M. (Bisby) Butrick, 79, Oregon, formerly of Forest City, Mo., died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999, at a health-care center in Oregon.
Mrs. Butrick worked at the former Noma Lites and later the former Whitaker Cable Corp., both of St. Joseph, retiring in the early 1980s.
Born in Mound City, Mo., on Sept. 2, 1919, she lived in Mound City until moving to Forest City in the early 1940s. She was a graduate of the Mound City high school.
On June 20, 1942, she married Samuel R. Butrick. They were later divorced.
Mrs. Butrick was preceded in death by a son, Norman R.; her parents, Arthur H. and Eva M. Bisby; and two brothers, Harold and Burley Bisby.
Surviving: two sons, Francis A. Butrick, Forest City, and Robert E. Bisby, Parkville, Mo.; seven grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
Service: 2 p.m. Monday, Chamberlain Funeral Home, Oregon. Burial: Forest City Cemetery. Visitation: after 9 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home. There is no scheduled family visitation.
Gertrude M. Cavey
CAMERON, Mo. -- Gertrude M. (LaFlam) Cavey, 92, Cameron, formerly of St. Joseph, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999, at a Cameron health-care center.
Mrs. Cavey had been employed as an optical assistant for Dr. Walter Kimball and Dr. Howard Fields in St. Joseph for more than 30 years.
Born in St. Joseph on June 23, 1906, she had lived in St. Joseph for 48 years until moving to Cameron in 1997. She was a former member of the Second Presbyterian Church in St. Joseph.
In 1928, she married Dudley W. Cavey in St. Joseph. He died in 1948.
Mrs. Cavey also was preceded in death by her parents, William F. and Julia A. LaFlam; and a sister, Lorraine Morning.
Surviving: a daughter, Nina L. Powell, Cameron; and two grandchildren.
Service: 1:30 p.m. Monday, Meierhoffer Family Funeral Care, St. Joseph. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph. There is no scheduled family visitation.
Pearl Z. Dunlap
HOLLISTER, Calif. -- Pearl Z. (Black) Dunlap, 69, Hollister, formerly of Parnell, Mo., died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999, at her residence.
Mrs. Dunlap was employed by Goldsmith's Seeds in Gilroy, Calif.
Born in Parnell on Sept. 11, 1929, she lived in Los Banos, Calif., before moving to Hollister about 25 years ago. She was a high school graduate.
Mrs. Dunlap was preceded in death by her husband; her parents, Wilber and Jessie Black; and a sister, Mabel Krugh.
Surviving: three sons, Larry, Ronnie and Richard, all of Los Banos; a daughter, Lela Cooper, Sacramento, Calif.; a brother, Willis Black, Council Bluffs, Iowa; four sisters, Wilma Moutray, Sheridan, Mo., Alice Henggeler, Kansas City, Edith Cole, Manteca, Calif., and Betsy Pacini, Gustine, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Memorial service: at a later date. The body will be cremated. Arrangements: Black Cooper Sander Funeral Home and Gavilan Hills Crematory, Hollister.
CHILLICOTHE, Mo. -- Harry "Dutch" Eckert, 87, Chillicothe, died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999, at his residence.
Mr. Eckert, a machinist, owned and operated Dutch's Machine Shop in Chillicothe for 27 years. He also served in the Navy from 1935 to 1941 and worked as a machinist in civil service in Mare Island, Calif., from 1941 to 1947.
Born in Chula, Mo., on Oct. 8, 1911, he moved from Vallejo, Calif., to Chillicothe in 1947. He lived in Branson, Mo., from 1973 until returning to Chillicothe in 1993.
Mr. Eckert was a member of the First Baptist Church, Chillicothe; Chillicothe Shrine Club; Friendship Lodge No. 89, A.F.&A.M., of which he was a master mason and a certified subdivision No. 3 instructor; and York Rite Bodies.
On Aug. 31, 1939, he married Grace Loney in Chillicothe. She survives of the home.
Mr. Eckert was preceded in death by his parents, Christopher and Elizabeth; and a sister, Bertha Rice.
Additional survivors: a son, Noel W. West Chester, Ohio; a daughter, Carla Hupp, Roy, Utah; a brother, Mark, Chillicothe; three sisters, Nellie Reeter, Chillicothe, and Josephine Weirhake and Betty Dorrel, both of Port Charlotte, Fla.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, First Baptist Church, Chillicothe. Burial: Shelburn Cemetery, near Chillicothe. Visitation: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday. Memorials may be made to the Shelburn Cemetery in care of the funeral home.
Matthew L. George
Matthew L. George, newborn son of Thomas V. and Christie L. George of St. Joseph, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999, at a Kansas City, Kan., hospital.
The Georges are members of the Christian faith.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Curtis George.
Additional survivors: a brother, Michael of the home; a sister, Nichole of the home; maternal grandfather, Don Hess, Maryville, Mo.; and paternal grandmother, Kathy George, St. Joseph.
Graveside service and burial: 2 p.m. today, Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph. Arrangements: Meierhoffer Family Funeral Care, St. Joseph.
Welcome A. Groh
Welcome Avon Groh, 69, St. Joseph, died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999, at a St. Joseph hospital.
For 30 years, Mr. Groh was a high school teacher for the St. Joseph School District until retiring in 1986. During the Korean War, he served in the Marine Corps.
Born in St. Joseph on Feb. 1, 1930, he was a lifelong resident of St. Joseph.
He was a member of the Brotherhood Lodge No. 269, A.F.&A.M.; Scottish Rite Bodies; Moila Shrine Temple; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1668 and Retired Teachers Association, all of St. Joseph.
On Nov. 25, 1959, he married Helen V. Roscoe in Loveland, Colo. She survives of the home.
Mr. Groh was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Ethel; two brothers, Earl and Wesley; and a sister, Molly Russell.
Surviving: a son, Albert S. Roscoe, St. Joseph; a daughter, Karen L. Phillips, Windsor, Mo.; two sisters, Doris Warren, St. Joseph, and Bernice Dishon, Orlando, Fla.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Inurnment: at a later date in the Bellemont Cemetery, Wathena, Kan. The body will be cremated after the visitation. Visitation: after noon today at the Gladden-Stamey Funeral Home, St. Joseph, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight. Memorials may be made to the Maxwell Heights Presbyterian Church, St. Joseph.
Marjorie L. Jones
TINA, Mo. -- Marjorie Lucille (Hawkins) Jones, 80, Tina, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999, at the hospital in Chillicothe, Mo.
Mrs. Jones, born in Carroll County, Mo., on April 8, 1918, was a homemaker and taught piano for many years.
She was a graduate of the Bogard, Mo., high school; and attended the Missouri Valley College at Marshall, Mo., and University of Missouri at Kansas City. Mrs. Jones was a member of the Coloma, Mo., Baptist Church and Royal Neighbors. She also had been active in the 4-H Club of Bogard.
On April 7, 1940, she married Henry E. Jones in Carrollton. He is deceased.
Mrs. Jones also was preceded in death by her parents, Carter and Lena Hawkins; a brother, Eldon Hawkins; and two sisters, Elsie Shinkle and Diana Hawkins.
Surviving: three sons, Kent, Tina, Nyle, Phoenix, and Lee, Chillicothe; a brother, Marvin L. Hawkins, Carrollton, Mo.; two sisters, Wilma Rea, Martinez, Calif., Marilyn Hawkins, Sierra Vista, Ariz.; four grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and seven step great-grandchildren.
Service: 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe. Burial: Carroll Memory Gardens, Carrollton. Visitation: noon to 9 p.m. today and 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. There is no scheduled family visitation. Memorials may be made to the Coloma Baptist Church, or music departments of the Chillicothe high school or Carrollton high school in care of the funeral home.
Harold D. Lowry
KANSAS CITY -- Harold D. Lowry, 78, Kansas City, formerly of Braymer, Mo., died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999, at a Kansas City hospital.
For 33 years, Mr. Lowry was employed by Owens Corning until retiring in 1980. During World War II, he served in the Navy.
Born in Caldwell County, Mo., on June 19, 1920, he was a member of the Church of Christ in Braymer, and Masonic Lodge and York Lodge No. 563, both of Kansas City.
Surviving: his wife, Blanche of the home; two sons, Duane and Kenneth, both of Kansas City; a daughter, Janice Gregory, Kansas City; a sister, Ruby Harbaugh, Kansas City; two brothers, John, Braymer, and Charles, Independence, Mo.; and three grandchildren.
Service: 1 p.m. Monday, D.W. Newcomer's Sons White Chapel, Gladstone, Mo. Burial: White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Gladstone. Family visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral chapel.
Byron T. Martin
LATHROP, Mo. -- Byron Thomas Martin, 85, Lathrop, died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999, at a North Kansas City, Mo., hospital.
Mr. Martin was a farmer, and also worked as a custodian for the North Kansas City School District and Lathrop schools.
Born in Lathrop on May 5, 1913, he was a lifelong resident of Lathrop. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Lathrop.
Mr. Martin was preceded in death by his first wife, Pauline, in 1982; his parents, James and Laura; a brother, Raymond C.; and a sister, Etna M. Cook.
Surviving: his wife, Elsie of the home; a son, Byron E., Lathrop; four stepsons, Ronald Chronister, Bates City, Mo., Benjamin Chronister, Parkville, Mo., and Danny and Gary Chronister, both of Sedalia, Mo.; a daughter, Sharon A. Lanning, Lathrop; two stepdaughters, Geneva Summers and Linda Kariker, both of Cameron, Mo.; six grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren.
Service: 2 p.m. Monday, First Assembly of God Church, Lathrop. Burial: Lathrop Cemetery. Family visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Bailey Funeral Home, Lathrop.
O. JoAnn McMillen
KANSAS CITY -- Oletha JoAnn (Scott) McMillen, 54, Kansas City, formerly of St. Joseph, died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999, at a Kansas City hospital.
Mrs. McMillen was employed by the Missouri Division of Employment Security, Women's Employment Network, in Kansas City since 1974. She also worked for American Family Insurance Co. of St. Joseph and previously in state employment.
Born in St. Joseph on Nov. 7, 1944, she was a graduate of Lafayette High School and attended Missouri Western State College, both of St. Joseph. She was a member of the Woodson Chapel Christian Church in St. Joseph.
During her early years, Mrs. McMillen, an artist, had exhibited her artwork and was the recipient of various awards.
On Sept. 2, 1973, she married Jack McMillen in St. Joseph. He survives of the home.
Mrs. McMillen was preceded in death by her father, George S. Scott.
Additional survivors: a son, Allen of the home; a sister, Judy Haynes, St. Joseph; her mother, Anna Bell E. Scott, St. Joseph; and two brothers, George and Richard Scott, both of St. Joseph.
Service: 10 a.m. Monday, Mount Moriah Terrace Park Chapel, Kansas City. Entombment: Mount Moriah Terrace Park Mausoleum, Kansas City. Family visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the chapel. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Harry R. Poulson
HAMILTON, Mo. -- Harry R. Poulson, 96, Hamilton, formerly of Breckenridge, Mo., died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999, at a health-care center in Hamilton.
Mr. Poulson, a retired farmer, was born in Caldwell County, Mo., on April 12, 1902. He was a member of the Grandview United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents, Edward and Fairy; and a brother.
Surviving: a son, John, Breckenridge; a daughter, Joan Jurries, Tulsa, Okla.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorial service: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Pitts Funeral Home, Breckenridge. The body will be cremated. Memorials may be made to the church.
DELAND, Fla. -- Edward W. Stephenson, 82, Deland, formerly of Gallatin, Mo., died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999, at a health-care center in Deland.
Mr. Stephenson was employed by J.C. Penney until retiring as a manager. During World War II, he served in the Merchant Marine and Coast Guard.
Born in Gallatin on July 23, 1916, he left there in 1940. He lived in Cadillac, Mich., before moving to Deland 12 years ago.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and Elks Lodge No. 1463, both of Deland; and was a former member of the Cadillac Country Club.
Mr. Stephenson was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Olivia; and a brother, Russel.
Surviving: his wife, Marian of the home; two daughters, Gwendolyn Magnan, Troy, Mich., and Lynda Goss, Arlington, Texas; a son, Edward Jr., Gresham, Ore.; a stepson, Jim McClain, Providence, R.I.; a sister, Evelyn Newsom, Tolono, Ill.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial service: 1:30 p.m. Sunday, First United Methodist Church, Deland. The body has been cremated. Arrangements: Lankford Funeral Home, Deland. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Volusia-Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, Fla., 32119 or to the National Parkinsons Foundation, 1501 N.W. 9th Ave., Miami, FL 33136.
Willie M. Thompson
MAYSVILLE, Mo. -- Willie M. (Mills) Thompson, 97, Maysville, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999, at a health-care center in Maysville.
Mrs. Thompson, a former homemaker, was born near Fairport, Mo., on Sept. 12, 1901, and lived in Fairport until moving to Maysville in 1980.
In 1921, she married Granville Thompson. He died in 1974.
Mrs. Thompson also was preceded in death by a son, Larry; and her parents, Grant and Lora Mills.
Surviving: three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Bram Funeral Home, Maysville. Burial: Fairport Cemetery. Family visitation: one hour before the service at the funeral home.