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MISSOURI - Benton Co. - Warsaw - Obituaries from Reser Funeral Home - 1

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Friday, 24 July 2009, at 2:49 p.m.

Rev. Don Reed
June 5th, 2004
Rev. Donald G. Reed, age 74, of Warsaw, passed away Friday, June 4, 2004, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. He was born in California, Missouri, on December 20, 1929, the son of Leslie T. Reed and Edna U. Woodard Reed.
He graduated from California High School and attended Southwest Baptist College, Central State University, Missouri University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Don started his ministry at the age of 18 and continued to serve until his death. Some of the churches he served full time include; First Baptist Church, Slater, Mo., Riverview Baptist Church, Osage Beach, Mo.,Gill Memorial Baptist Church, Marshall, Mo., First Baptist Church, Cuba, Mo., First Baptist Church, Crocker, Mo., Main Street Baptist Church, California, Mo., Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Clarksburg, Mo., Corticelli Baptist Church, Russelville, Mo., and Rock Enon Baptist Church, Enon, Mo. He was an avid fisherman and moved to Warsaw in 1993 to pursue that interest. He also found time to serve at Pleasant Bethel Baptist Church, Tebo Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Warsaw during his retirement years. During his time pastoring, he also held several positions in the associations and state conventions including, Moderator of Meramec, Miller County and Saline County associations, Director of Church Training, Miller County, Vacation Bible School Director, Miller and Saline County, ASSIST Team Member, Music Director, Camp Director and Manager and Christian Life Commission Member.
He was united in marriage to DeAubra J. Gilmore on June 3, 1951, in California, Mo. She preceded him in death. He was then married to Esther E. Hendley New on November 29, 1951, in Crocker, Mo. She survives of the home. He is also survived by one daughter, Sharon Caldwell, of Enon, Ohio, two sons, Russell New, of Cuba, Mo., and Stephen New, of Springfield, Mo., six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends. He was also preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Dwayne L. Reed.
Funeral services for Rev. Don G. Reed will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, June 8, 2004, at the First Baptist Church in Warsaw with Rev. Hugh Smith and Rev. Robert Sisney, officiating. Burial and grave side services will be held at California City Cemetery at 2:30 P.M., Tuesday, June 8, 2004. Visitation will be from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. Monday, June 7, 2004, at the Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw. Pallbearers will be Russell New, Ralph New, Christopher New, Stephen New, Jerry James and Randall James.

Jane Swift
June 2nd, 2004
Jane Swift, age 78, of Warsaw, Missouri, passed away Wednesday evening, June 2, 2004, at the Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia, Missouri. She was born near Climax Springs, Missouri, on October 7, 1925, the daughter of George Ross and Allie Elston Husong Flippin.
She graduated from Stoutland High School in Stoutland, Missouri, in the class of 1942. She began working as secretary to the commanding general at Ft. Leonard Wood Army Base during World War II. In 1946 She was united in marriage to James William Swift. They made their home on a Deer Creek farm near Hastain, Missouri. Here they would raise their family of two daughters and one son.
In 1964 she moved to Warsaw where she was employed as a garment worker for Unitog until 1969 and then Lamy’s Levi Strauss factory in Sedalia until 1989. She retired at that time due to an injury at work.
She was a member of the Stoutland Baptist Church and was baptized in the Dry Auglaize Creek near Stoutland at the age of twelve.
She was a devoted mother and grandmother who spent her best times with her family caring for and loving her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed the Thursday morning “beauty shop bunch” at Linda’s with the usual lunches and many holiday, birthday and anniversary celebrations or any occasion they could think of to have fun together.
Jane is survived by two daughters, Kathy Davis, and her husband, Ken, Kay Smith, and her husband, Ronnie, and one son, Terry Swift, all of Warsaw, seven grandchildren, Gina Page, and her husband, Vince, of South Kansas City, Missouri, Gary Burton, and his wife, Robin, of Readlyn, Iowa, Tari Barkley, and her husband, MSgt Matt Barkley, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, T. R. Swift, of Harrisonville, Missouri, Kendra Leighty, and her husband, Robin, of Overland Park, Kansas, Dustin Burton, and his fiancé, Teresa Ryun, of Lincoln, Missouri, and Wilson Smith, and his wife, Jennifer, of Warsaw. Also surviving are her beloved great-grandchildren, Sierra Jane & Marua Lee Page, Joshua & Tyler Swift, Garin, Jalyn a& Darian Burton, Mikayla, Cody & Shaye Barkley, Justin & Joshua Ryun, Hailey Song and Olivia Smith, four nieces, Ruth DeFreece, and her husband J.W., Ann Hammond, Sue Davidson, and her husband Bill, and Linda Swearngon, and her husband Lance, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral Services will be at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, June 6, 2004, at the Nazarene Church in Warsaw with Rev. Don Mitchell officiating. Pallbearers will be Vince Page, Robin Leighty, Gary Burton, Dustin Burton, T.R. Swift and Matt Barkley. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery, Warsaw. No Visitation. She will lie in state at the Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw after 9:00 A.M. Saturday. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the St. Labre Indian School in Ashland, Montana, in care of the funeral home.

Lionel J. "Lenny" Fike
May 28th, 2004
Lionel Jae “Lenny” Fike, age 37, after an extended illness, slipped silently out of this world on Friday, May 28, 2004, to begin his walk to a new life and a new journey in the next world. He carries with him the Sacred Pipe and the love of his brothers of the Red Horse Drum Circle of Cameron, Missouri.
Lenny a Native American of the Ottawa Tribe, was born on January 3, 1967, at Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan and was placed November 19, 1968, in the home of his adoptive parents, Roy Albert and Donna Marlene Fike in Charlotte, Michigan.
He attended school in the Lee’s Summit, Missouri R-7 School District.
He is survived by his father, R. Albert Fike of Dayton, Ohio, his mother, Donna Stephenson Fike of El Dorado Springs, Missouri, two sisters, Dawna M. Mazurak-Fike of El Dorado Springs, Missouri, and Clara Lorinda “Rindy” Prescott of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, a brother, Frederick Martin “Fred” Fike of Blue Springs, Missouri, four nieces and two nephews.
There is no word for goodbye in the Lakota language. Instead we say to each other even at physical death, TOKSA AKE which means “until next time”. “Today has been good - - - Next time will be better.” M I T A K U Y E O Y A S I N
(“all my relations”)
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 2, 2004 at 11:00 A.M. at the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw. Visitation will be from 10:30 to 11:00 A.M., prior to services on Wednesday. Graveside services and Interment will be at the Cable Ridge Cemetery, Edwards, Missouri. Arrangements by the Reser Funeral Home, 101 Main St., Warsaw, MO.

Russell T. Lowe
May 24th, 2004
Russell T. Lowe, age 72, of Edwards, Missouri, passed away Sunday evening, May 23, 2004, at the University of Missouri Medical Center in Columbia, Missouri. He was born in Kansas City, Kansas, on January 15, 1932, the son of George and Gladys Faye Lewis Lowe.
He grew up in central Kansas and graduated from Ellinwood High School. In 1951 he enlisted in the United State Air Force serving until 1955.
On October 2, 1967, he was united in marriage to Shirley Dobbs in Grove, Oklahoma. They made their home in Kansas City until moving to their Lake of the Ozarks home near Edwards, Missouri in 1969. There they owned an operated Russ’s Resort until 1976.
He then began working as a deputy sheriff under Benton County Sheriff Bob Breshears and later Bob Crenshaw until 1991. He then owned and operated the D. A. Printers print shop in Kansas City, Missouri, for two more years and then retired.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed the outdoors of the Missouri Ozarks for many years, and threw in a Mule Deer hunting trip and went salmon fishing in Alaska when the opportunity presented itself.
He was a member of American Legion Post #217 of Warsaw, the Masonic Lodge in Missouri City, Missouri, the Kansas City Valley of the Scottish Rite bodies, Ararat Shrine in Kansas City, and the Warsaw Shrine Club.
Russ is survived by his wife, Shirley, of the home, one son, Danny Lowe and his wife, Nancy, of Edwards, Missouri, two step-grandchildren, Corey Pike and Sean Gray, one brother, Bill Lowe, of Kansas City, Missouri, one sister, Ramona Lowe, of Kansas City, Missouri, several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Grave Side Funeral Services and Burial will be at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at the Shawnee Cemetery, Warsaw, with Rev. Rick Dewitt officiating. Visitation will be from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday evening at the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw.

John F. Reser
May 22nd, 2004
John F. Reser, Age 85, passed away early Saturday morning, May 22, 2004, at his home in Warsaw, Missouri. He was born in Urbana, Missouri, on February 21, 1919, the son of Frank James and Goldina Ann Pippin Reser.
He grew up in Polk County and graduated from Urbana High School in the class of 1936. He graduated from the Williams Institute of Mortuary Science in Kansas City, Kansas, and was licensed by the state of Missouri as a funeral director and embalmer in 1938. He moved to Warsaw in 1939 and purchased the funeral home from the White family operating as the White-Reser Funeral Home.
On April 14, 1943 he was inducted into the United States Army serving overseas in the Pacific, commissioned as a Captain in the115th Medical Battalion of the Medical Administrative Corps as a veteran of World War II. Having fulfilled his military duties he was discharged on March 11, 1946, and returned to Warsaw, Missouri, to pursue his chosen profession in funeral service, changing the name of the funeral home to Reser Funeral Home.
On November 17, 1946, he was united in marriage to Louise Barefield at Springfield, Missouri. They made their home in Warsaw where together they would raise their family of three daughters and provide care and comfort to the families they served at the Reser Funeral Home for sixty-five years. Louise preceded him in death on October 21, 1979.
John was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church and had served and chaired various church committees during the years. He was a worker for his community and had served them well in various capacities. He served as a Director on the Board of the Osage Valley Bank in Warsaw for 53 years. He was dedicated to the care of Riverside Cemetery and served as secretary/treasurer for 57 years . He was a Sixty Year Member of the Missouri Funeral Directors Association and a member of the National Funeral Directors Association He was the last surviving charter member of the Warsaw Lions Club, He was past President of the Warsaw Area Chamber of Commerce and was Chairman of the Warsaw Christmas Parade for several years, and was recognized with the Warsaw Area Chamber of Commerce Civic Leadership Award in 1981. He served three terms on the Benton County R-3 School Board and served as President. He was a fifty year member of the Shawnee Masonic Lodge #653 A.F. & A.M.. of Warsaw and the Osage Valley Chapter #502 of the Order of the Eastern Star of Warsaw. He had served on the Warsaw City Board of Aldermen for several years and was Grand Marshall for the 36th Annual Jubilee Days Parade. He was a life member of Veterans of Foreign War Post #5894 and American Legion Post #217 of Warsaw.
On December 7, 1997, he was united in marriage to Earlene Wiest at his home in Warsaw. They made their home there and always enjoyed their visits from family and friends where you could always find a fresh baked sugar cookie or angel food cake.
Surviving is his wife, Earlene, of the home, three daughters, Marilyn Howe and her husband, Dan, of Lee’s Summit, Shawn Miller, and her husband, Jim, of Warsaw and LuAnne Holmes and her husband, Lonnie of Blue Springs, 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren, a brother, J.R. Reser, and his wife, Inez of Osceola, Missouri and a sister, Fran Teeters and her husband, Pete, of Springfield, Missouri, other relatives and a community of caring neighbors and friends.
Funeral services for John F. Reser will be at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at the Warsaw First United Methodist Church of Warsaw with Rev. Diana Loomis and Rev. Richard Anthony officiating. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery, Warsaw. Pallbearers will be Kevin McCain, James D. Miller, John Weston Miller and Landon Reser Holmes. Honorary Pallbearers will be Cebert Breshears, Richard Waters and the Board of Directors of the Osage Valley Bank of Warsaw. The family will receive friends Monday evening beginning at 6:00 P.M., at the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw. Memorial contributions may be made to the Riverside Cemetery Fund or the Warsaw First United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund in care of the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw.

Mildred L. Norvell
May 19th, 2004
Mildred Lavone Norvell, age 87, passed away Wednesday morning, May 19, 2004, at her home in Clinton, Missouri. She was born on a dairy farm in Jackson County, Missouri, on November 12, 1916, the daughter of Fred and Eva Maud Cary Bradshaw.
She grew up in Henry County and spent most of her life there. On July 4, 1937 she was married to Raymond Arnold. Unto this union one daughter, Jean, was born. He preceded her in death on February 4, 1987, five months before their 50th Wedding Anniversary.
Mildred was a member of the First Christian Church in Clinton, Missouri. She was an avid bowler, and was a charter member of the Clinton Bowling Association, the “Young-At-Heart”Senior Bowling League, the Clinton Women’s Bowling Association , and the Rebekah Lodge #297.
In January of 1991 she married William Norvell. He preceded her in death on August 27, 2001.
She is survived by one daughter, Jean Randol, of Springfield, Missouri, two step-sons, Howard Norvell, of Clinton, Missouri, and Don Norvell, of Kansas City, Missouri, ten grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral Services will be at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, May 22, 2004, at the First Christian Church in Clinton with Rev. Howard Cupp officiating. Burial will be in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2:00 P.M. Saturday at the church prior to the services. Arrangements by the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw.

Lorene A. Summerskill
May 18th, 2004
Lorene A. Summerskill, 76, of Warsaw, passed away Tuesday evening, May 18, 2004, at her home. She was born on September 20, 1927, in Grimes, Iowa the daughter of Eugene and Charlotte Peacock Wineland.
She grew up in the Grimes area where she graduated from high school. She moved to the Kansas City area where she was employed at Kline’s Department Store for several years. In April of 1960, she was united in marriage to Gordon Summerskill, where they made there home in Raytown, Missouri. Lorene was a devoted wife and mother to her two lovely daughters. In 1992 they moved to the Warsaw area were Lorene was active in the Bib Club. She enjoyed the outdoors, where she spent a great deal of time gardening. She was also an avid genealogist.
Lorene is preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Delores Carr.
She is survived by her husband, Gordon, of the home, two daughters, Janene Chandler, and her husband, Lloyd , and Melissa Roth and her husband Curtis, all of Lee Summit, Missouri. Three granddaughters, three grandsons, and one great-grandson.
Funeral Services for Lorene A. Summerskill, will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, May 21, 2004, at the Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw, with Rev. Bill Hix, officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. on Friday. Burial will be in the National Cemetery in Warsaw.

Johnnie W. Hensley
May 17th, 2004
John W. Hensley, age 60, of Warsaw, passed away Monday evening, May 17, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. He was born in Warsaw on June 1, 1943, the son of Clarence and Myrtle Hammond Hensley.
He was raised around Warsaw and when he was around 15 years old, the family moved to the Kansas City area. He started working around the car business and eventually operated his own lot in Independence for many years.
He was preceded in death by his father in 1982 and one brother, Steve, in 1965.
He is survived by his mother, Myrtle, of Warsaw, four daughters, Connnie, Sandra and Johnna, of Kansas City, Missouri and Susan of the state of Iowa, one brother, Billy, and his wife Vickie, of Warsaw, two grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
Grave side services and interment for John W. Hensley will be held on Thursday, May 20, 2004, at 2:00 P.M. at the Turkey Creek Chapel Cemetery near Warsaw.

Thelma Louise Cheatham
May 16th, 2004
Thelma Louise Cheatham age 73, passed away Saturday, May 15, 2004, at the Lincoln Community Nursing, in Lincoln, Missouri. She was born on August 8, 1930 in Stillwater, Oklahoma, the daughter of Huston & Elizabeth Milton Temple.
She grew up in Stillwater, Oklahoma and after graduating high school she attended Nursing School at Sparks Memorial Hospital, in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and became a Registered Nurse.
On January 2, 1954 she was united marriage to Bill Cheatham in Stillwater, Oklahoma. After marriage they made their home in Stillwater for a few years. Her husband, Bill worked for the Corp. of Engineer’s for many years, so they traveled and lived in many parts of the United States, moving to Warsaw, Missouri in 1979.
Thelma enjoyed many things, but loved bird watching, working in the garden, and reading books. She also was a homemaker, and loved to be with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 sisters and 3 brothers.
Thelma is survived by her husband, Bill of the home; 2 daughters, Jyl Goin and her husband Jack, of Warsaw, Missouri, and Beth Cheatham and her fiancee, Bart Brown, of Clinton, Missouri, 2 sons, Perry Cheatham, of St. Louis, Missouri and James Cheatham, of Derry, New Hampshire, 2 grandchildren, James Trujillo and Amanda Trujillo both of Sedalia, Missouri. Also surviving is one sister Edith Davis, of Stillwater, Oklahoma, and one brother George Temple, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, nieces and nephews and other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services for Thelma Louise Cheatham will be held at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw, with Bill Runyon, officiating. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery in Warsaw. Pallbearers will be Bart Brown, Jack Goin, James Trujillo, Jr. James Trujillo, Sr., Dale Givens and George Whitcomb. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service.

Charlotte E. DeGhelder
May 16th, 2004
Charlotte DeGhelder, age 73, of Edwards, passed away Sunday, May 16, 2004, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. She was born on December 3, 1930, in Oklahoma, the daughter of John and Orphy Murphy Rummerfield.
At a young age she moved to Missouri and graduated from Blue Springs High School.
She was married to William A. DeGhelder and the made their home in Burbank, California. In the early 1960's they moved to Kansas City, Missouri.
She was employed as a sales clerk for Krigel’s Jewelry Store in downtown Kansas City for almost 40 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William, on August 26, 1989. Shortly following his death, Charlotte moved to Edwards, Missouri.
She is survived by two sons, Bruce DeGhelder of Richhill, Missouri, and Doug DeGhelder of Blue Springs, Missouri, 8 grandchildren, Kadi, Billy, Deanna, Geoffrey, Kelli, Mindy, Heather and Rachel DeGhelder and two great-grandchildren, Kyler and Logan DeGhelder, a brother, Lenny Rummerfield of the state of Michigan, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Charlotte DeGhelder will be at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, May 20, 2004, at the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw. Burial will be in Mossy Cemetery near Edwards, Missouri. Pallbearers will be Chip Drenon, Floyd Greathouse, Randy Reeves, Brant Cross, Eddie Wright, and Danny Kinnisson. Family visitation will be from 6 to 8 P.M., Wednesday evening at the Reser Funeral Home, 101 W. Main Street, Warsaw, MO.

Victor E. Mills
May 15th, 2004
Victor Ellis Mills, age 91, passed away Saturday morning, May 15, 2004, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg, Missouri. He was born in Benton County, Missouri, on May 20, 1912, the son of Art T. and Amy Walthall Mills.
He grew up in the Turkey Creek community near Warsaw. He was inducted into the United States Army on June 18, 1942, serving overseas in North Africa and Europe as a veteran of World War II. He was discharged on October 23, 1945, but reenlisted in the army serving in Japan for two years during the Korean Conflict in ‘51 & ‘52.
On May 21, 1952, he was united in marriage to Mabel Upton in Kansas City. They made their home there and Victor was employed for over thirty years as a welder and mat machine operator for Armco Steel. He retired in the late 1980's.
His wife, Mabel, preceded him in death on December 22, 1997. He has been a resident at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg since October of 2002.
Victor was an avid gardener and loved to do carpenter work, rebuilding and remodeling his own home and working on many projects for family, neighbors and friends.
He was a member of the Gashland Baptist Church in Gladstone, Missouri. He was a life time member of VFW Post #5894 of Warsaw and American Legion Post # 217 of Warsaw.
He is survived by one brother, Mearl K. Mills, of Harrisonville, Missouri, several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Grave Side Funeral Services and Burial will be at 2:30 P.M. Tuesday, May 18, 2004, at the Turkey Creek Chapel Cemetery near Warsaw with Rev. Sam Hinkle officiating, with Military Rites performed by American Legion Post #217. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. Tuesday prior to the services at the Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw.

Myrtle I. Wilson
May 14th, 2004
Myrtle I. Coombs Wilson, age 97, of Warsaw, passed away Friday, May 14, 2004, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. She was born on September 29, 1906, at Houston, Arkansas, the daughter of Paul and Mollie Keefer Jones.
At the age of 7 months, her family moved to Mound Valley, Kansas and at the age of 11, they moved to Kansas City, Missouri.
On January 19, 1924, she was married to Joseph Coombs and unto this union, one daughter, Gloria June, was born. Joseph preceded her in death.
On June 20, 1936, she was married to James H. Wilson who survives of the home.
Mrs. Wilson was employed at Unity School of Christianity for twenty-five years. She and her husband, Jim, moved to Mountain Home, Arkansas where they owned and operated a motel for two years. After selling the motel they moved to Forsyth, Missouri and made their home for five years. In 1964, they moved to Benton County, Missouri, and later into Warsaw.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Warsaw. She had been active in church circles and the United Methodist Women. She and her husband organized and hosted the Gadabouts of the church for eleven years. She also was a member of the Friendship Club for many years and a member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary of Gravois Mills since 1974.
She is survived by her husband, Jim, a resident of the Warsaw Health Care Center, a daughter, Gloria Jackson of Raytown, Missouri, a grandson, Sam G. Jackson of Lancaster, California and a granddaughter, Kathy Mendenhall, of Raytown, two great-granddaughters, one great-grandson, and two great-great-grandsons, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Myrtle I. Wilson will be at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, May 18, 2004, at the Reser Funeral Home with Dr. Diana Loomis officiating. Grave Side Services and Burial will be at Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri at 2:30 P.M., Tuesday. Family will receive friends an hour prior to the services on Tuesday at the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw.

Edward L. Cole
May 13th, 2004
Edward Lewis Cole, age 82, beloved husband of Bee Cole, of Warsaw, Missouri, passed away Thursday, May 13, 2004, at the Boone County Regional Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.
Mr. Cole was retired from Security Pacific National Bank in Riverside, California.
Mr. Cole was married to Bee McCracken of Savannah, Missouri, on March 7, 1987. They made their home in Warsaw since February of 1996.
Mr. & Mrs. Cole were both members of the First United Methodist Church of Warsaw.
Mr. Cole was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Catherine Cole, in 1980.
Besides his wife he is survived by one son, Larry Cole, of Duklin, Ohio, two daughters, Gloria Jean McGreevy, of Riverside, California, and Patricia Ann Blan, of Miami, Florida, six grandchildren, Adam Cole, Angela Cole, Eric Cole, Stephanie Cole, Robby Blank, and Mary McGreevy, and one great-grandson, Adam Cole, Jr. other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services will be at 11:00 A.M. Monday, May 17, 2004, at the First United Methodist Church in Warsaw with Rev. Diane Loomis officiating. Interment will be in the Olivewood Cemetery in Riverside, California

Cletis L. Phegley
May 10th, 2004
Cletis L. Phegley, age 82, of Independence, Missouri, passed away Monday, May 10, 2004, at the Independence Regional Health Center in Independence, Missouri, He was born in Fristoe, Missouri, on November 14, 1921, the son of Jessie H. and Nellie Day Phegley.
He grew up in Benton County and graduated from Warsaw High School in the class of 1939. He went to work in the shoe factory in Marshall, Missouri, with one of his brothers. When World War II started he enlisted in the Navy to be a pilot, but would become an aircrewman on a “helldiver” bomber. He served overseas in the Pacific with the Thunderbirds of Air Group 12 aboard the USS Randolph CV 15. He was once shot down and recovered on a bombing run over the Japanese home islands.
After the war he moved to Kansas City and had a couple of jobs before starting work for General Motors. He retired from there after thirty years of employment.
On March 17, 1951, he was united in marriage to Ruth Edde at Springfield, Missouri. Unto this union two sons were born. He was a devoted husband and father and was active in the Boy Scouts of America when his sons were growing up.
In recent years he enjoyed working with the Benton County Historical Society. He also enjoyed attending the reunions of his carrier air group, the Thunderbirds of Air Group 12. He was a dedicated Christian and was active in his church serving in the choir, bible study groups, and sharing his faith with others. He was very gregarious and enjoyed talking with new people he would meet.
Cletis is survived by two sons, Larry Phegley, of Monterey, California, and Richard L. Phegley, of Modesto California, two grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Chloris Owsley, of Cross Timbers, Missouri, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral Services will be at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday morning, May 19, 2004, at the Mt. Washington United Methodist Church in Independence, Missouri, with Rev. James Coffer officiating. Grave Side Funeral Services andBurial will be at 2:30 P.M. Wednesday afternoon, at the Fisher Cemetery near Preston, Missouri. Pallbearers are Francis Logan, Jasper Burnfin, Ron Burnfin, Tom Burnfin, and John Greene. Visitation will be from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday evening at the Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw, Missouri.

Goldie M. Munger
May 9th, 2004
Goldie Mae Munger, age 85, of Warsaw, Missouri, passed away Sunday, May 9, 2004, at the Warsaw Health & Rehabilitation Center, in Warsaw. She was born in Oklahoma on February 22, 1919.
She grew up in California and Missouri moving to the Kansas City area with her family. She made her home in Kansas City until she was married to Chester C. Munger on March 25, 1979. They then moved to make their home in the Sycamore Valley Development near Warsaw.
Goldie is survived by her husband, Chester,of the home, three sons, Robert Estenbaum, of Independence, Missouri, Tommy Baker, of Elk Grove, California, and Lee Haney, of Moore, Oklahoma, one adopted daughter, Pam Bland, of Warsaw, thirteen grandchildren, lots of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
Grave Side Funeral Services and Burial will be at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, May 12, 2004, at the Shawnee Cemetery near Warsaw. Visitation will be from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday evening at the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw.

Billy C. Bradley
May 8th, 2004
Billy C. Bradley, age 80, passed away Saturday morning, May 8, 2004, at his home near Warsaw, Missouri. He was born in Clark, Missouri, on November 5, 1923, the son of Dewey and Manilla Wright Bradley.
He grew up around Madison, Missouri, and enlisted in the United States Navy in 1940. He served aboard ship in the Pacific as a veteran of World War II and was discharged in 1946 with six years of service.
On March 27, 1942, he was united in marriage to Erma Lee Creasman in Columbia, Missouri. Following the war they lived in Higby and Yates, Missouri, moving to Kansas City in the early ‘50's. He began working for the Gas Service Company and retired as Transportation Forman on April 30, 1984. At that time they moved to their home near Warsaw.
He was a member of the Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, George T. Bradley.
Bill is survived by his wife, Erma, of the home, two daughters, Linda Young, and her husband, Jim, of Grain Valley, Missouri, and Pat Brown, and her husband, Tad, of Preston, Missouri, four grandchildren, Dean Roberts, Jr. of Warsaw, Scott Tremain, of Smithville, Missouri, Jamie Lazono, of Raytown, Missouri, and Diana Maust, and her husband, David, of Grain Valley, six great-grandchildren, Kyle & Preston Tremain, Tricia & Dalton Troutman, and Zachary & Matthew Maust, other relatives and many friends.
Grave Side Funeral Services and Burial will be at 11:00 A.M. Monday, May 10, 2004, at the New Home Cemetery near Warsaw with Evangelist Charles Rose officiating. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of the Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw.

Harlan Lee McGinnis
May 6th, 2004
Harlan L. “Mac” McGinnis, age 60, of Warsaw, Missouri, passed away Thursday morning, May 6, 2004, at the Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia, Missouri. He was born in Kansas City, Kansas, on October 16, 1943, the son of Forest Edgar and Irene Emelia Engel Ahrenchild McGinnis.
He grew up in the Higginsville and Corder communities and graduated from Corder High School. He began working for General Motors Fairfax BOP Assembly Plant for about seven years, living in Kansas City, Kansas, and then Warrensburg. He then began a custom wheat harvest operation working fields in Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska.
On February 14, 2001, he was united in marriage to Brenda Lee Hibbard. Following their marriage they made their home in Warsaw.
In recent years he has been the Executive Director of the Workforce Development Board in Sedalia, Missouri, working with thirteen counties in the central Missouri area, and was instrumental in obtaining the government grant monies for the development and beautification project of the downtown Warsaw Main Street.
Mac was preceded in death by his father, and one sister, Sue McGinnis.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda, of the home, five children, Shane Cooper, of Higginsville, Missouri, Kristine McDonell, of Gaithersburg, Maryland, Patrick McGinnis, of Waco, Texas, Joshua Wise, of Miami, Missouri, and Mackenzi Breshears, of Lincoln, Missouri, eight grandchildren ( two more, “on the way.”) and one great-grandson. He also leaves his mother, Mrs. Irene Brockman, of Concordia, Missouri, five brothers, Larry McGinnis, James McGinnis, and Ronald McGinnis, all of Concordia, David McGinnis, of Blue Springs, Missouri, and Roger McGinnis, of Waverly, Missouri, one daughter, Phyllis Thorpe, of Lexington, Missouri, numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral Services will be at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 11, 2004, at the First Baptist Church in Warsaw with Rev. Larry Nail officiating. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery, Warsaw. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Monday evening at the Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw.

Ethel Kumpf
April 30th, 2004
Ethel Kumpf, age 91, of Gladstone, Missouri, passed away Friday, April 30, 2004, at the North Kansas City Hospital in North Kansas City, Missouri. She was born on July 13, 1912, in Camden County, Missouri, the daughter of Truman and Julia Ellis.
She grew up in Camden County and on March 28, 1930, was married to Carl Kumpf at Kansas City, Missouri. Following their marriage, they made their home on a farm near Climax Springs, Missouri. They also had lived in the Windsor and Kansas City areas.
She was a member of the Windsor United Methodist Church of Windsor, Missouri.
Ethel was known for her cooking and could always make anything taste good. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Chester and two sisters, Inez and Lois.
Surviving is her devoted husband of 74 years, Carl, of the home, one son, Mike Kumpf and his companion, LaDonna, of Gladstone, two grandsons, Rob Kumpf and his wife, Melanie, of Lee’s Summit and Barry Kumpf and his wife, Laura, of Gladstone, two great-granddaughters, Sarah and Kaley Kumpf, a brother, Archie Ellis of the state of Arizona, three sisters, Lura Miller of Windsor, Flossie Whitworth of Climax Springs and Ann Smith of Springfield, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Ethel Kumpf will be at 2:00 P.M., Monday, May 3, 2004, at the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw. Burial will be in the Grainer Cemetery near Climax Springs, Missouri. Body will lie in state after 8:00 A.M., Monday with family receiving friends an hour prior to services. Arrangements by Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw.

Fred Huddleston
April 27th, 2004
Fred Huddleston age 93, of Warsaw, passed away Monday, April 26, 2004 peacefully at his home. He was born on October 17, 1910, at Argentine, Kansas, to William Huddleston and Catherine Devine Huddleston. Fred married Ruby Lucille Ranft in 1928, sharing 61 years of marriage and four loving daughters, Dolores, Marlene, Darlene and Glenda. Fred loved his family and lived to see five generations.
Fred was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille, in 1989, three brothers, Earl, Bill and Charlie (Loren) Huddleston and his son-in-law, Jay L. Harris.
He is survived by his daughters, Dolores and her husband, Al Heider, of Richardson, Texas, Marlene Harris of Liberty, Missouri, Darlene Russell of Warsaw and Glenda and her husband, Bill Robertson of Warsaw, and one brother, Glenn Huddleston of Kansas City, Kansas, 17 grandchildren, Rick Heider, Ronnie and Mike Harris, Ray and Glenda Salinas, all of Kansas City, Cindy Harmon, Laurie, Mo., Debbie Blair, Cathy Schembri, both of Liberty, Dale Chandler, St. Louis, Mo., Rhonda Scofield, Ernie, Joseph and Eric Flores, all of Warsaw, Karla Rinehart, Denver, Colorado, Dyann Heider, Plano, Texas, Allan Heider, Richardson, Texas and Meredith Cowgill, Blue Springs, 27 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Fred started his career in Kansas City at Cudahy Packing Company in 1926 at age 16. He held many positions through the years. In 1950 he was transferred to Memphis as Superintendent of Cudahy Oil Refinery Division. In 1955, he left Cudahy and went to work for Wilson Packing Company in Chicago, retiring in 1974 from Wilson Meats in Kansas City, Kansas.
Upon retiring, Fred and his wife moved to their cabin in Teal Bead near Racket, Mo. They owned Huddleston’s Den Tavern in Racket. Later they moved the business to Huddleston’s Inn on Main Street in Warsaw. Fred was always entertaining guests and dancing any chance he could get. Fred and Lucille had many friends in Warsaw and Kansas City.
In 1984, they moved to their home in Warsaw. They were members of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Warsaw. Fred was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus Jay Harris Council #8620. He was a Fourth Degree Knight and the eldest member of the council. He enjoyed working Friday nigh Bingo for 14 years and will be remembered as the “friendly little man behind the desk with a smile on his face.”
Fred looked forward to his trips to the gambling boats in Kansas City. He was lucky on the slot machines and usually came back to Warsaw a winner. Any time he could talk his girls into going, they would head for the boats.
The family wishes to thank all of their friends who have kept our Dad, Brother and Grandpa in their thoughts and prayers.
Funeral Mass for Fred Huddleston will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, April 30, 2004, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church with Father Richard Colbert officiating. Burial will be in Shawnee Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Rick Heider, Allan Heider, Ron Harris, Mike Harris, Ray Salinas, Ernie Flores, Joe Flores and Eric Flores. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6:00 to 7:30 P.M. at the Reser Funeral Home with the Knights of Columbus Honor Guard leading Rosary at 7:30 P.M. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions to the Fred Huddleston Memorial Fund at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Route 2, Box 2920, Warsaw, MO. Arrangements by Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw.

Lena Chancellor
April 25th, 2004
Lena Chancellor, age 88, of Windsor, passed away Sunday, April 25, 2004, at the Windsor Health and Rehabilitation Center in Windsor, Mo. She was born in Camden County, Missouri, on June 26, 1915, the daughter of David and Nellie Butts Crouch.
She grew up in Camden County and on March 19, 1938 was untied in marriage to Ben Chancellor in Sedalia, Missouri. They made their home on a farm near Climax Springs, later moving to Green Ridge, Missouri. There they owned and operated the Green Ridge Tavern for nine years. Later she worked at the Green Ridge Grocery and Locker for several years. In 1966, they moved to their farm in Windsor.
Lena enjoyed her garden and canning the fruits and vegetables she had grown. She also enjoyed sewing and usually every winter you could find her quilting.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben, on January 13, 1992, four brothers and four sisters.
Lena is survived by two sons, Carroll Chancellor of Windsor and Larry Chancellor, and his wife, Pamelia, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri,
other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Lena Chancellor will be at 1:30 P.M., Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw. Burial will be in the Climax Springs Cemetery. Family will receive friends an hour prior to the services at the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw.

Thomas Johnson
April 22nd, 2004
Thomas E. Johnson age 54, of Warsaw, passed away Thursday, April 22, 2004, at his home in White Branch Resort near Warsaw.
He was born on September 17, 1949, at Lake City, Iowa, the son of Earl and Marjorie Goettsch Johnson.
He had made his home in Iowa, Kansas and Missouri. While living in Kansas City, Missouri, he was employed by Claycomo Ford Motor Plant as an assembly line worker, retiring after 30 years in April of 1998. Following his retirement he moved to White Branch near Warsaw.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Higginsville and the United Auto Workers Union # 249 of Kansas City, Missouri, and the White Branch Homeowners Association.
He was preceded in death by his father, Earl Johnson.
Surviving is his mother, Marjorie Johnson of Higginsville, one daughter, Jennifer Stuerke, and her husband, Scot, of Lee’s Summit, 2 grandchildren, Hannah and Laura Stuerke, also of Lee’s Summit, a brother, Don Johnson of Warsaw, four sister, Paula Corrie of Louisville, Kentucky, Patricia Siegmond, of Ft. Worth, Texas, Doris Ann Crumm of Higginsville and Barbara Johnson of Kannapolis, North Carolina, several nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Body was cremated. Memorial Services will be held Saturday at 2:00 P.M., May 8, 2004 at Grace United Methodist Church in Higginsville. Memorials may be made to the Twin Lakes Hospice. Arrangements by the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw.

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