Billy R. Henry
RIDGEWAY, Mo. -- Billy R. Henry, 73, Ridgeway, died Thursday, April 22, 1999, at a Kansas City hospital.
Mr. Henry retired from farming in 1993. From 1944 to 1946, he served in the Army.
Born in Ridgeway on Jan. 21, 1926, he was a lifelong resident of the Ridgeway area. He was a graduate of the Ridgeway R-V High School.
Mr. Henry was a member of the United Methodist Church, Lions Club and Opdyke American Legion Post No. 176, all of Ridgeway.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Pearl; and four brothers, Gerald, Forest, Clyde Jr. and Claude.
Surviving: two daughters, Cynthia K. Polley and Shelly G. Cook, both of Ridgeway; two brothers, Richard, Fairmont, Minn., and Glen, Luther, Iowa; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Service: 1:30 p.m. Sunday, United Methodist Church, Ridgeway. Burial: Ridgeway Cemetery, with military rites by members of the Opdyke American Legion Post No. 176, Ridgeway, and Battery A, 1st 129th FA, Albany, Mo. Visitation: after noon today at the Polley-Slaughter-Polley Funeral Home, Ridgeway, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight. Memorials may be made to the special memorial fund of the United Methodist Church, Ridgeway, in care of the funeral home.
Elaine L. McDowell
ALBANY, Mo. -- Elaine Lorena (Lowrey) McDowell, 49, Albany, died Thursday, April 22, 1999, at the Albany hospital.
Mrs. McDowell was an insurance company executive.
Born in Bristol, Conn., on May 27, 1949, she had lived in Fresno, Calif.
On May 31, 1980, she married Leo McDowell. He survives of the home.
Additional survivors: a son, Pete of the home; her parents, Robert and Germaine Lowrey, Claremont, Fla.; two sisters, Diane Elliott, Westerly, R.I., and Kathy Saunders, Westminster, S.C.; and three brothers, Michael Lowrey, Montrose, Colo., Robert Lowrey, Chicago, and Thomas Lowrey, Claremont.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Roberson-Polley Chapel, Albany. Burial: Grandview Cemetery, Albany. Visitation: after 11 a.m. Sunday at the chapel, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Memorials may be made to the Hands of Hope Hospice, Albany.
Lloyd G. Philips
TRENTON, Mo. -- Lloyd G. Philips, 92, Trenton, died Friday, April 23, 1999, at a health-care center in Trenton.
Mr. Philips farmed all of his married life in the Jamesport, Mo., area.
Born in Trenton on May 14, 1906, he was a member of the Jamesport Methodist Church.
On Nov. 6, 1929, he married Nelle Robinson in Edinburg, Mo. She died in 1995.
Mr. Philips was preceded in death by his parents, William J. and Nancy E.; and a sister, Hazel Grisamore.
Surviving: several nieces and nephews.
Service: 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Whitaker-Eads Funeral Home, Trenton. Burial: Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Edinburg. There is no scheduled family visitation.
Virginia L. Raines
HIGHLAND, Kan. -- Virginia LaDoria Raines, 85, Highland, died Thursday, April 22, 1999, at the Hiawatha, Kan., hospital.
Miss Raines taught at the Cedar Creek School, Highland elementary school and Sparks, Kan., elementary school for a number of years until retiring. Then she worked for the John Deere dealership in Highland and Highland Vidette newspaper.
Born in Willis, Kan., on Nov. 3, 1913, she graduated from the Highland high school and Highland Junior College. She was a member of the Highland Baptist Church.
Miss Raines was preceded in death by her parents, Narvel C. and Ella M. Raines.
Surviving: a sister, Georgie Turner, Hillsboro, Ore.; and two half sisters, Muretta Sutherland and Kathleen Hargis, both of Highland.
Service: 10 a.m. Monday, Highland Mortuary, Highland. Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha. Visitation: after noon today at the mortuary, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Memorials may be made to the Highland Ambulance Fund in care of the mortuary.
Edith A. Wray
RAVENWOOD, Mo. -- Edith A. (Birkenholz) Wray, 73, Ravenwood, died Thursday, April 22, 1999, at a health-care center in Maryville, Mo.
Mrs. Wray, a homemaker, also was a beautician, a cook at Pagliai's Pizza and a sales clerk at Kmart, both of Maryville.
Born in Parnell, Mo., on May 30, 1925, she was a lifelong resident of the Ravenwood area.
She was a graduate of the Harmony High School, near Ravenwood; and was a member of the United Methodist Church and Gallagher Club, both of Ravenwood.
On May 27, 1945, she married Eugene L. Wray in Maryville. He survives of the home.
Mrs. Wray was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Nannie Birkenholz; and a brother, Robert Birkenholz.
Additional survivors: two sons, Charles A., Maryville, and Lawrence E., Clarinda, Iowa; two daughters, L. Verlene Dougan, Ravenwood, and D. Lorraine O'Donnell, Maryville; five grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Service: 2 p.m. Monday, Johnson Funeral Home, Maryville. Burial: Nodaway Memorial Gardens, Maryville. Family visitation: 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Robert D. Bartlow Sr.
WHITING, Kan. -- Robert D. Bartlow Sr., 91, rural Whiting, died Friday, April 23, 1999, at his home.
Mr. Bartlow, a farmer, was the first farmer in Jackson County, Kan., to receive the Kansas Bankers Award in Soil Conservation.
Born April 21, 1908, in Horton, Kan., he was a graduate of Horton High School.
Mr. Bartlow was a member of United Methodist Church, Whiting, and a United Methodist Church officer, of the church. He also was a member of the Whiting High School Board and the ASCS Board.
On June 25, 1941, he married Selma Pederson in Brush Creek, Kan. She survives of the home.
Mr. Bartlow was preceded in death by his parents, Raleigh and Mabel; and a brother, Harvey.
Additional survivors: a son, Robert D. Jr., Whiting; two daughters, Norma Thomas, Whiting, and Joy Jepson, Topeka, Kan.; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dishon-Maple-Chaney Mortuary, Horton. Burial: Horton Cemetery. Family visitation: 7 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Whiting United Methodist Church or Jackson County hospice, both in care of the funeral home, 909 Central Ave., Horton, KS 66439.
Guy L. Batcheller
EASTON, Mo. -- Guy Leland Batcheller, 74, Easton, died Friday, April 23, 1999, at a Leavenworth, Kan., hospital.
Mr. Batcheller worked for Continental Food Service as a purchasing agent for 25 years. He also served in the Army during World War II.
Born Nov. 18, 1924, in Woolstock, Iowa, he lived most of his life in Colorado. He later moved to Ava, Mo., before moving to Easton in 1989.
Mr. Batcheller was a member of the Baptist faith.
On Feb. 21, 1943, he married Nina H. Hedrick. She survives of the home.
Mr. Batcheller was preceded in death by his parents, Guy W. and Georgia M.; two brothers, Glen and Kenneth; and a sister, Alberta Pappas.
Additional survivors: two sons, Guy W., Denver, and Clinton D., Robinson, Ill.; two daughters, Vicky L. Macrander, Easton, and Rada R. Romero, Lakewood, Colo.; three brothers, Lester E., Billingham, Wash., Merlin L., Littleton, Colo., and Vernon E., Webster City, Iowa; a sister, Bertha Grady, Webster City; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
The body has been cremated. There are no scheduled services nor visitations. Inurnment: Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be sent to Disabled American Veterans Association. Arrangements: Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph.
TRENTON, Mo. -- Loraine (Arbuckle) Brassfield, 81, Trenton, died Friday, April 23, 1999, at a Trenton hospital.
Mrs. Brassfield lived in Trenton and Galt, Mo., all of her life.
Born Feb. 3, 1918, in Trenton, she attended Trenton schools.
Mrs. Brassfield was a member of the Church of the Nazarene, Trenton.
On Nov. 18, 1933, she married Hollace Brassfield in Galt. He survives of the home.
Mrs. Brassfield was preceded in death by her parents, J.C. and Rosa Arbuckle; eight brothers, Orville, Clifford, Phillip, Donald, and Francis Arbuckle and infant brothers J.C., Doyle and Paul Arbuckle; and two sisters, Doris Girdner and Flavia Haney.
Surviving: a daughter, Virginia, Trenton; a son, Wayne, Trenton; a brother, Glenwood J. Arbuckle, Trenton; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside service and burial: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Maple Grove Cemetery, Trenton. Family visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. today, Slater Funeral Home, Trenton. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Church of the Nazarene, Trenton.
BETHANY, Mo. -- Thelma (Buckingham) Cain, 80, Bethany, formerly of Mount Moriah, Mo., died Saturday, April 24, 1999, at a Bethany hospital.
Mrs. Cain, a homemaker, was born Aug. 4, 1918, in Harrison County, Mo.
On July 18, 1937, she married Paul Cain in Cainsville, Mo. He died in 1994.
Mrs. Cain also was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Buckingham; and two sisters, Watie Black and Barbara J. Nible.
Surviving: two sons, Doug, Bethany, and Roger, Trenton, Mo.; and a brother, John Buckingham, Bethany; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Roberson Funeral Home, Bethany. Burial: Sharon Chapel Cemetery, Mount Moriah. Visitation: after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends after 7 tonight. Memorial contributions may be sent to Sharon Chapel Cemetery, in care of the funeral home.
Vivian J. Holub
SAVANNAH, Mo. -- Vivian J. Holub, 90, Savannah, formerly of St. Joseph, died Saturday, April 24, 1999, at a Savannah health-care center.
Ms. Holub worked at Sun Garment Co., later Lee Apparel, for 36 years, retiring in 1972.
Born June 16, 1908, in Marquand, Mo., she lived in St. Joseph most of her life.
Ms. Holub was a member of Faith United Church of Christ, St. Joseph.
Ms. Holub was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Lena; two sisters, Anna Schuske and Agnes Beger; and a niece, Lorene Tindall.
Surviving: a niece, Marjorie Brumback, St. Joseph; two nephews, Glen Schuske, Glendale, Calif., and Eugene Beger, Houston; and many great-nieces and nephews and great-great- nieces and nephews.
Graveside service and burial: 11 a.m. Monday, Ashland Cemetery, St. Joseph. Visitation: after noon today, Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph, where the family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today.
CHILLICOTHE, Mo. -- Lilly (Burris) James, 75, Chillicothe, died Friday, April 23, 1999, at a Kansas City hospital.
Mrs. James was born April 16, 1924, in Arkansas. She moved to Chillicothe from California two years ago.
Mrs. James was a member of Cornerstone Church, Chillicothe, and the Rebeccas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Burton and Violet Burris.
Surviving: two sons, Tom James, Chillicothe, and Larry Muse, Houston; a daughter, Sharon Davis, Manteca, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Service: 1:30 p.m. Monday, Cornerstone Church, Chillicothe. The body has been cremated. Visitation: from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday. There is no scheduled family visitation. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Cornerstone Church, in care of Lindley Funeral Homes, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, MO 64601. Arrangements: Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe.
Edith E. Miller
RAYTOWN, Mo. -- Edith Elizabeth (Frakes) Miller, 79, Raytown, formerly of St. Joseph and DeKalb, Mo., died Thursday, April 22, 1999, at a Kansas City hospital.
Mrs. Miller, a homemaker, also worked as a dental assistant in Raytown and a beautician at the Jet-Set Salon, Raytown.
Born Dec. 24, 1919, in DeKalb, she was a graduate of DeKalb High School.
Mrs. Miller was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church, Raytown. She also was a volunteer for the Raytown Emergency Assistance Program and the Shepherds Center. She was a Jackson County, Mo., precinct election official and a member of the Gourmet Club.
On Dec. 24, 1940, she married H. Stuart Miller in St. Joseph. He died in 1995.
Mrs. Miller also was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Iva Frakes; a sister, Elsie Hitt; and three brothers, Tilford, Harold and Calvin Frakes.
Surviving: a son, Craig, Santa Maria, Calif.; three brothers, Ben Frakes, St. Joseph, Joe Frakes, Atchison, Kan., and Robert Frakes, Elwood, Kan.; four sisters, Ruby Frakes, Clarkston, Wash., Eleanor Bayer and Irma Gill, both of St. Joseph, and Laura B. Sampson, DeKalb; and two grandchildren.
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Faith Presbyterian Church, Raytown. Memorial contributions may be made to Raytown Emergency Assistance Program or Shepherds Center, Raytown, MO 64138. Arrangements: Park Lawn Funeral Home, Raytown.