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MISSOURI - Benton Co. - Warsaw - Obituaries from Reser Funeral Home - 6

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Friday, 24 July 2009, at 2:52 p.m.

Isa F. "Peggy" Healzer
January 25th, 2005
Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw
Isa F. “Peggy” Healzer, age 98, of Warsaw, passed away Tuesday, January 25, 2005, at the Lincoln Community Nursing Home in Lincoln, Missouri. She was born on January 18, 1907, in Mercer, Missouri, the daughter of Shannon and Mattie Smith Melton.
Her childhood was spent in Beloit, Kansas and at the age of 14, she moved with her family to Hutchinson, Kansas. On December 31, 1932, she was united in marriage to Herman Healzer. They made their home in Hutchinson and she was a homemaker, wife and mother.
In 1994, she moved to Warsaw to be near her daughter.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman in 1972 and a granddaughter, Linda Schmidt in 1992.
Surviving are two sons, James Healzer of SanJose, California and Dennis Healzer of Shawnee Mission, Kansas and one daughter, Jeane Worth of Warsaw, 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Grave side services for Isa F. “Peggy” Healzer will be held at 1:00 P.M., Friday, January 28, 2005, at the Fairlawn Burial Park in Hutchinson, Kansas. Local arrangements by the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw, MO.

Frank T. Purvis
January 24th, 2005
Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw
Frank Toledo Purvis, age 79, of Warsaw, Missouri, passed away Monday morning, January 24, 2005, at the Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia, Missouri. He was born in Louisburg, Kansas, on August 10, 1925, the son of Bruce Toledo and Pear Schmoller Purvis.
Frank attended the University of California at Berkley. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the regular Navy from 1942 to 1949. He served in the Pacific from 1942 to 1945 and in the forward area from 1943 to 1945. At age twenty he was one of the youngest ever advanced to the rank of Chief Petty Officer, having moved through the rates from Apprentice Seaman to Chief. He received his permanent appointment to Chief from Admiral Strague, Chief of Naval Operations
On May 18, 1946 he was united in marriage to Rose Agnes Lillis at the Methodist Church in Avondale, Missouri, by Rev. Thomas Hall. To this union two sons were born.
Frank was baptized while serving in the Pacific in 1943. He was a member of the Platte Woods Methodist Church and an associate member of the Warsaw United Methodist Church. He was a Master Mason and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Her retired from Yellow Freight System after spending thirty years in the transportation industry.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Rev. Bruce Purvis, three sisters , and two brothers. He is survived by his wife, Rose, of the home, one son, Dr. Frank B. Purvis, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral Services will be at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 29th, 2005, at the Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw with Rev. Diana Loomis officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. Saturday prior to the services. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery, Warsaw. Memorial contributions may be made to the Benton County Cancer Fund in care of the funeral home.

Sibyl A. Robertson
January 22nd, 2005
Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw, MO
Sibyl A. Robertson age 85, of Warsaw, Missouri passed away, Saturday January 22, 2005 at the Warsaw Health and Rehabilitation Center in Warsaw, Missouri. She was born on October 19, 1919,in Burlington Junction, Missouri, the daughter of Oval A. and Rachel G. Yates West.
She grew up and spent most of your childhood years in Burlington Junction, Missouri. On July 23, 1938 she was united in marriage to John Robertson, at the Methodist Church, in Burlington Junction, Missouri. After their marriage they made their home in Tarkio, Missouri. They moved to Kansas City, Kansas in 1941, moving to Warsaw, Missouri in 1980.
Sibyl was a wonderful homemaker, who loved gardening, tending to her flowers and watching hummingbirds. She was a devoted Christian and a loving wife and mother.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Warsaw. She was a past president of the P.T.A., she served on the Board of Directors, of the Grinter Chapel United Methodist Church in Kansas, where she also taught Sunday school for many years, and a member of the Church Choir. She was an active Cub Scout Leader and Blue Bird - Campfire Leader for many years. She had also devoted her time where she worked for the Wyandotte County Home Health Demonstration Unit making cancer bandages for over 20 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and a nephew, Joe.
She is survived by her husband, John of the home; two sons, John R. “Dick” Robertson and his wife Marge, of Stover, Missouri and David Robertson and his wife, Beverly, of Gladstone, Missouri, one daughter, Carol George, and her husband, Curt, of Blue Springs, Missouri, two sisters, Jean Storz, of Kansas City, Kansas and Marion Toman of Raleigh, South Carolina, one brother, Oval West and his wife, Beverly, of Topeka, Kansas. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services for Sibyl A. Robertson will be held 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, January 26, 2005, at the Reser Funeral Home, in Warsaw, with Dr. Diana Loomis, officiating. Grave Side services will be held 11:30 A.M., Thursday, January 27, 2005 at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery, in Kansas City, Kansas. Visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Association, the First United Methodist of Warsaw or the American Cancer Society, in c/o of the Reser Funeral Home.

Joshua D. Rime
January 20th, 2005
Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw, Mo.
Joshua David Rime, age 18, of Warsaw, Missouri, passed away Thursday morning, January 20, 2005, as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile collision near Warsaw, Missouri. He was born in Minot, North Dakota, on January 14, 1987, the son of Darren G. and Sheila Ann Ramsey Rime.
At the age of two he moved with his family to California. On April 5, 1992, he and his mother came to make their home near Warsaw. Joshua was a Senior Class student at Warsaw High School. He was a member of the Warsaw High School Madrigal Choir and the Warsaw High School Band. He was an avid computer buff and had made plans to study computer technology at ITT Tech in Kansas City after graduation. And had worked after school hours at the Lila’s Touch of Glass shop on Main Street in Warsaw.
He was baptized on Mother’s Day in 1998 and joined the River Church in Warsaw, attending Sunday School and church services there for the past ten years. On Wednesday evening, Jan. 19th he celebrated his eighteenth birthday with family and friends with a party at the church.
Josh is survived by his mother, Sheila, of the home, his father, Darren G. Rime, of Billings, Montana, one brother, Derek, of the home, his step-father, John Weaver, of Warsaw, his paternal grandparents, Clifford & Vanona Rime, of Garrison, North Dakota, his maternal grandparents, George & Nancy Ramsey, of Williston, North Dakota, his step-grandmother, Marjorie Weaver, of Warsaw, several aunts & uncles, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral Services will be at 2:00 P.M. Monday, January 24th, 2005, at the River Church in Warsaw, with Revs. Sam & Denise Hinkle,officiating. Visitation will be from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. Sunday evening athe Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw. Burial will be in the Turkey Creek Chapel Cemetery near Warsaw. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Joshua D. Rime Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.

Glen L. Daniels
January 18th, 2005
Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw
Glen L. Daniels, age 68, of Warsaw, passed away suddenly, Tuesday, January 18, 2005, at his home. He was born on July 11, 1936, in Bedford, Iowa, the son of Francis and Hazel Stickleman Daniels.
Most of his life was spent in Council Bluffs and Carter Lake, Iowa. He was a truck driver for Witco and Ag-International, retiring on July 1,2003. On March 1, 2004, he moved to Warsaw, MO.
Surviving is wife, Carol Daniels, of the home, one son, Mike Daniels and wife, Delores and one daughter, Kim Daniels, all of Council Bluffs, two grandchildren, Maggie and Adam Daniels, three brothers, Ralph Daniels and his wife, Eleanor, and Roy Daniels, and his wife, Mary, all of Maryville, Missouri, and Doyle Daniels and his wife, Maryann of Warsaw, a sister-in-law, Marilyn Daniels of Eaglegrove, Iowa, a step-son, Steven Sempek, of Omaha, several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Cremation. Memorial services for Glen Daniels will be at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, January 22, 2005 at the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw with Fr. Richard Colbert officiating. Memorial contributions mad be made to St. Ann’s Catholic Church in care of the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw.

Helen I. Kelso
January 18th, 2005
Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw
Helen Irene Kelso, age 75, of Warsaw, passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2005, at Bothwell Regional Health Care Center in Sedalia, Missouri. She was born on August 19, 1929, in Macks Creek, Missouri, the daughter of Walter S. and Velma Osborn Kelso.
She grew up in Macks Creek and moved to Kansas City, Missouri. She worked at Hallmark Cards for 32 years, retiring in December of 1985. Following her retirement, she moved to Warsaw.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Earl DeGraffenreid.
Surviving is one son, Danny Kelso, of Maywood, Missouri, 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren, a brother, Johnnie Kelso and a sister, Mary Hart, both of Warsaw, two nephews, Earl Kelso and Randy Hart, both of Warsaw, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Helen I. Kelso will be at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, January 20, 2005 at Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Warsaw. No Visitation. Arrangements by the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw.

Terry D. McCain
January 16th, 2005
Davis-Miller Funeral Home, Lincoln, Mo.
Terry D. McCain age 53, of Springfield, Missouri passed away Sunday, January 16, 2005 at Cox South Medical Center in Springfield, Missouri. He was born on May 27, 1951 in Marshall, Missouri, the son of Harold and Dee McCain.
He grew up in Lincoln, Missouri and graduated from Lincoln High School in the class of 1969. He worked as a real estate agent, in Lincoln, for many years. He then moved to Oklahoma for a few years, where he ran heavy equipment. In the early 1990's he moved to Springfield, Missouri, where he worked as a Com Troller, for a transport trucking company.
He enjoyed playing golf, bowling and watching football. He was also known to pick a tune on his guitar. He loved spending time with his family who he loved very much. He was always full of laughter, and will be missed dearly.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Mike.
Surviving is a daughter, Erin Straw and her husband B.J. of Clinton, Missouri, two brothers, Doug McCain, and his wife, Nancy of Lincoln, Missouri and Tracy McCain of Warrensburg, Missouri, one sister Donna Roberts, and her husband, David, also of Warrensburg. Other survivors include nieces and nephews other relatives and many friends.
Grave side services for Terry D. McCain will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, January 20, 2005 at Shawnee Cemetery in Warsaw, Missouri. Pallbearers will be B.J. Straw, Jeff White, Kevin McCain, Doug McCain, Bob Rigby and Matt Roberts. Honorary pallbearers will be David Roberts, Kenny Brant, Tracy McCain and Chris McCain. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in c/o of the Davis-Miller Funeral Home, Lincoln.

Gordon Ritter
January 16th, 2005
Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw
Gordon W. Ritter, age 87, of Edwards, passed away Sunday January 16, 2005 at the Warsaw Health & Rehabilitation Center in Warsaw. He was born on December 25, 1917, at Edwards, the son of Bert and Violet Cable Ritter.
He grew up in Edwards and on November 14, 1942, he was united in marriage to Iva B. Russell.
Gordon was a veteran of the United States Army and served his country during World War II in the Pacific Theater. He was honorablely discharged and returned to his family and farm near Edwards, Missouri. They lived on the Ritter homestead and farmed and raised their family of two daughters.
Gordon attended the Assembly of God Church in Climax Springs and was a member of the V.F.W. Post 3600 of Climax Springs.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Iva, on March 5, 1991, and a brother, Elmer Ritter, on October 14, 199
Surviving are two daughters, Gordena Creach of Odessa, Missouri and Roberta Kiser of Edwards, four grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Gordon W. Ritter will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw. Burial and military rites will be in the Climax Springs Cemetery, Climax Springs, Missouri. Family will receive friends from 7 to 8 P.M., Monday evening at the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw. In leu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Benton County Hospice in care of the Reser Funeral Home.

Lela Fern Tucker
January 16th, 2005
Reser Funeral Home
Lela Fern Flippin Tucker, age 88, of Climax Springs, Missouri, passed away Sunday morning, January 16, 2005, at the Warsaw Health & Rehabilitation Center in Warsaw, Missouri. She was born in Climax Springs, Missouri, on April 21, 1916, the daughter of Elgie and Ella Mae Green Flippin.
On December 16, 1933, she was united in marriage to Vernon Tucker. They made their home on a farm in Hickory County until 1959. They then moved to Climax Springs to make their home in the Old Hotel. He preceded her in death in February of 1983.
She had been a housekeeping supervisor at the Lone Oak Resort for some twenty years and then was employed as a cook for the Climax Springs school for eleven years.
She had served on the Climax Springs town council for several years and was always willing to help with the town’s affairs and activities for many years. She was baptized in October of 1940 and was a member of the Green Ridge Missionary Baptist Church near Climax Springs.
Lela is survived by one sister, Lillian McGinnis, of Carthage, Missouri, a sister-in-law, Mary Lou Flippin, of Warsaw, Missouri, four nieces, one nephew, other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by one brother, Lloyd Flippin, on September 13, 2004.
Funeral Services will be at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday morning, January 19th, at the Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw with Rev. Francis Cline officiating. Visitation will be from 7:00 to 8:00 P. M. Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Climax Springs Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Glen Harpham, Tim Hoover, Carl Bentch, Billy Dale Franklin, George D. Green, and Charles Green. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice in care of the funeral home.

Herman Dean Williams
January 14th, 2005
Reser Funeral Home
Herman Dean Williams, age 76, of Cross Timbers, Missouri, passed suddenly Friday, January 14, 2005 at his home. He was born on December 23, 1928, at Hopkins, Missouri, the son of Dean Riley and Nora Oxley Williams.
On February 7, 1959, he was united in marriage to Billie Ruth Shockley at St. Joseph, Missouri. They made their home in St. Joseph while he attended classes in the ministry. He first served as a Lay Minister at Fair Play Methodist Church. He then served the Edwards Circuit in Edwards, Missouri serving the Methodist Churches of Edwards, Bethel, Wiseman and New Hope.
In the early 1990's, they moved to Tustenoogee, Florida where he served the Tustenoogee Methodist Church. They later moved to Live Oak, Florida and he served the Rocky Sink Baptist Church. On December 14, 2001, they moved to their retirement home in Cross Timbers, Missouri.
First and foremost was his work in the ministry, and caring and providing for his family. He had served as a safety maintenance engineer assisting with safety inspections at many industrial plants throughout the United States. In 1961, he worked for Southwest Electric as an electrical lineman for 11 years.
He loved horses and had trained Tennessee walking horses. He had entered them in several horse shows where he received many awards and trophies. He had been a member of the Tennessee Walking Horse Association.
He was a member of the Cross Timbers Methodist Church of Cross Timbers, Missouri.
Herman was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.
Surviving is his wife, Billie Ruth Williams, of the home, four sons, Chuck Loar of Alachua, Florida, L.D. Williams of the home, S.D. Babcock of Preston, Mo., and Riley Williams of Crawfordville, Florida, two granddaughters, Tiffany Driskill of Chilhowee, Missouri and Nichole Christian of Preston, Missouri, two great-granddaughters and two great-grandsons. Also surviving is one brother, George Williams, of Maryville, Missouri, four sisters, Frances Espey and Evelyn Birkenholz, both of Maryville, Mo., Helen Sample of McLouth, Kansas and Dorothy Mick of Hopkins, Mo., numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends throughout the country.
A celebration of his life will be held at 10:30 A.M., Monday, January 18, 2005, at the Cross Timbers Methodist Church in Cross Timbers, Missouri with Rev. Don Rickman officiating. Cremation to follow services. Body will lie in state after 9:00 A.M., Monday at the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw. Memorials may be made to the Cross Timbers Methodist Church in care of the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw.

Sara M. Leppert
January 12th, 2005
Davis-Miller Funeral Home
Lincoln, Missouri
Sara Marilyn Leppert age 90, lovingly passed into the arms of the Lord on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at the Lincoln Community Nursing in Lincoln, Missouri. She was born on June 15, 1914, on a homesteaded farm in Stevens County Kansas, the daughter Ray and Ethel Chaffin Stalcup.
In 1931 she graduated from Liberal High School in Liberal, Kansas, and entered nurses training at Research Hospital at the age of seventeen. In 1935, she graduated from Research Hospital as a Registered Nurse and began a life long career as a compassionate and knowledgeable nurse.
On April 24, 1937, she was united in marriage to Charles Richard Leppert in Kansas City, Missouri, having two children Curtis Ray and Marina Lee.
During the early part of her career, Sara was a private duty nurse across the Midwestern and Western part of the United States and in Canada. Upon her husbands return from World War II, she was an Industrial nurse at Westinghouse Company later known as Bendix and Research Clinic, both in Kansas City. In 1960, she moved to Lincoln, Missouri where she was the first school nurse for the Benton County RII School District. In 1969, the family returned to Kansas City where she was a charge nurse at Baptist Memorial Hospital and later on at Lakeside Orthopedic Hospital.
Upon returning to Lincoln, Missouri in 1973, She was a charge nurse at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, in Clinton, Missouri and then became the first Administrator of the Benton County Health Department, established in 1975. In 1982, she officially retired from nursing after a long and distinguished career.
She was a lifetime member of the American Nurses Association, an honorary member of the Missouri State Nurses Association, served on the Board of Directors of the Benton County Health Department Hospice and a member of the Lincoln Community Nursing Home Guild. Sara was one of the founding members of the Overland Park Church of Christ, Overland Park, Kansas and a member of the Church of Christ of Lincoln, Missouri. During her lifetime she taught Sunday school for countless children.
Sara loved flowers and rising early. She often remarked that morning was the “prettiest part of the day”. She was a faithful Christian, a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother, a kind friend and selfless nurse.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, John Stalcup, a sister Georgie Rose; and her son, Curtis Leppert.
Surviving are her husband of 67 years, Charles “Dick”; one daughter Marina Scheiner and her husband Steve, of Sedalia, Missouri; one sister, Mary Martz of Liberal, Kansas; one brother, Irl Nelson Stalcup and his wife Jean, of Oceanside, California; a grandson Christopher and step-granddaughter Rachel, both of Sedalia; a granddaughter, Sarah Marie Leppert of Independence; a step-grandson, Joshua Munger of Excelsior Springs and a sister-in-law, Helen Stalcup, of Lewisville, Texas. She is also survived by many friends and family who will miss her dearly.
Funeral services for Sara M. Leppert will be held 11:00 A.M., Saturday, January 15, 2005 at the Davis-Miller Funeral Home, in Lincoln, Missouri, with Evangelist, Charles Rose, officiating. Visitation will be held from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Friday evening at the Davis-Miller Funeral Home, Lincoln. Interment will be in the Lincoln Cemetery, in Lincoln, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to the Benton County Health Department or the Lincoln Community Nursing Home.

Roy Bradley
January 8th, 2005
Roy Bradley, age 88, of Warsaw, passed away early Saturday morning, January 8, 2005 at the Lee’s Summit Hospital in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.
He is survived by his wife, Jewell, of the home, one son, Eddie Bradley, of Lee’s Summit and Judy Crisp of Springfield, a step-son, Dan Howe, a step-daughter, Linda Adcox, and a step-daughter in law, Kathy Howe, all of Lee’s Summit, Missouri
Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M., Monday, January 10, 2005 at the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw with Rev. Bill Hix officiating. Visitation will be held an hour prior to the services from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. at the Reser Funeral Home.

Fern Hashagen
January 7th, 2005
Fern L. Hashagen, age 94, of Warsaw, passed away Friday, January 7, 2005, at the Warsaw Health and Rehab Center in Warsaw. She was born near Warsaw, on November 16, 1910, the daughter of John Henry and Josephine C. Gilmore Hashagen.
She moved with her family at an early age to Cole Camp where she attended school and graduated from Cole Camp High School in 1928. She took the teacher’s exam and qualified for a second grade certificate which permitted her to teach in Benton County rural schools.
She then went to summer school at Warrensburg and graduated from Warrensburg Central Missouri State Teacher’s College with a Bachelor of Science in Education Degree. She taught first and second grades at Warsaw then at Kansas City, retiring from the Kansas City School District after 45 years of teaching. She was fondly known by her students as “Miss Fern”.
Following her retirement she returned to Warsaw where she made her home. She was fond of her roots and the community of Warsaw. She was a faithful member of the Warsaw First United Methodist Church where she and her sister, Myrtle, could be found every Sunday as long as their health permitted. She was also a member of the Missouri State Retired Teachers Association.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Josephine Hashagen, a sister, Mayme Barnett, a brother, Clarence Hashagen and a long time friend, Gene Wetzel.
Surviving is her sister, Myrtle Still, a resident of Warsaw Health and Rehab Center, Warsaw, Missouri, two nephews, Robert Hashagen of Shawnee, Kansas, Phillip Hashagen, of Cary, North Carolina, numerous great-nephews, nieces and cousins who will fondly remember her presence.
Funeral services for Fern Hashagen will be at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, January 12, 2005, at Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw, with Dr. Diama Loomis officiating. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery, Warsaw. The family suggest memorial contributions be made to the Warsaw United Methodist Church in her memory.

Charles Robb
January 7th, 2005
Charles R. Robb, age 88, of Warsaw, passed away January 7, 2005 at his home. He was born on April 14, 1916 to Walter B. and Lucille (Cobb) Robb in Benton County, Missouri. On November 3, 1949, he was united in marriage to Helen Standish in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. Charles was employed by Philips Petroleum as a pipe fitter until retiring and moving to Warsaw in 1963. Charles was an avid outdoorsmen who loved to hunt and fish. He was a member of the Elks Lodge #2783 of Warsaw and First United Methodist Church, Warsaw.
Charles is preceded in death by his wife, Helen, one daughter Cheryl Robb McCain and one son Robert Robb.
Charles is survived by one son C.A. Robb, and his wife Susan, of Warsaw, two daughters, Charlyne Grantham, of Prairie Village, Kansas and Sharon Robb, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services for Charles Robb will be held at 1:00 P.M., Tuesday, January 11, 2005, at the Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw, with Rev. Diana Loomis, officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, with military rites provided by the American Legion Post #217 of Warsaw. Memorial contributions may be made in leu of flowers to the Meals on Wheels Program or the Benton County Animal Shelter.

Lawrence Parr
January 6th, 2005
Lawrence F. Parr age 69, passed away Thursday, January 6, 2005 at his home in Warsaw, Missouri. He was born on November 21, 1935 in Webb, Iowa, the son of Frank and Jennifer Reel Parr.
On July 20, 1957, he was united in marriage to Carol Sue Althoff at Warsaw, Missouri, and unto this union, one son and two daughters were born. They made their home north of Warsaw and later moved to Windsor, Missouri where they operated a dairy farm.
In 1962, they moved to Spencer, Iowa and Lawrence was employed at a Meat Packing House for more than 20 years. In 1984, they returned to Warsaw, where he owned and operated the Possum Hollow General Store, retiring in 1993.
Lawrence loved running his general store, and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also enjoyed collecting antique engines.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol on July 19, 1997, two brothers, Guy Parr and John Parr, and two sisters, Mary Hicks and Anna Ross.
He is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Hawk, and her husband Robert, of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Barbara Anderson, of Independence, Missouri, one son Frank Parr and his wife, Delleda of Warsaw, Missouri, seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter, and other relatives and many friends.
Funeral Services will be held 1:00 P.M. Monday, January 10, 2005 at the Reser Funeral Home, in Warsaw, with Pastor Jason McCray, officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Sunday, January 9, 2005. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Warsaw Heath and Rehabilitation Center. Burial will be in the Mt.Olivet Cemetery, near Calhoun, Missouri.

Vanita Nichols
December 31st, 2004
Reser Funeral Home
Alma Vanita Nichols, age 88, of Edwards, Missouri, passed away Friday evening, December 31, 2004, at the University of Missouri Medical Center in Columbia, Missouri. She was born in Hickory County, Missouri, on July 31, 1916, the daughter of Everett and Zetta Roberts Ray.
At the age of eighteen she went to Kansas City. For the first few years she worked for the telephone company. During World War II she was employed at North American Aviation where they built the B 25 Bomber.
Following the war she owned & operated her own beauty shop called “The Glamorette” last located near 39th & Troost. In 1974 she moved to the Edwards community to make her home with Jim Green. There she ran her beauty shop out of her home for a while, but was most content to care for her farm animals and tend to her flowers. She was forever perturbed by those “little yellow flowers” that grew in her yard, diligent to pluck out every last one, only to do it all again the next day.
Vanita is survived by her devoted companion, Jim Green, of the home, two nephews, Gary Ray and Jimmy Ray, both of Edwards, and Vanita Tripp, of Kansas City, Missouri, several cousins, other relatives and many friends.
Grave Side Funeral Services & Burial will be at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, January 4, 2005, at the Bethel Campground Cemetery near Edwards, Missouri, with Rev. Francis Cline officiating. Pallbearers are Bill Harper, Bobby Milton, Claud Rush, Jim Whitworth, Clay Green, and Cecil Green. Visitation will be from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. Monday evening at the Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw, Missouri. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Bethel Campground Cemetery.

Leslie Ann McClung Vaughn
December 30th, 2004
Reser Funeral Home
Leslie Ann McClung Vaughn, age 40, passed away Friday evening, December 30, 2004, at the Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia, Missouri. She was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on October 12, 1964, the daughter of Robert William and Janice Mary Butler McClung.
She grew up in Liberty, Missouri, and graduated Liberty High School in the class of 1983. On May 11, 1985, she was united in marriage to Frank R. Vaughn, Jr. in Liberty. They made their in Liberty where they would raise their family of two sons and one daughter.
In 1999 Leslie and her children moved to Warsaw, Missouri. There she was employed as a medical technician at the Warsaw Health & Rehabilitation Center.
Leslie was a devoted mother to her three children and derived her greatest pleasure from the events involving her family. She loved to play pool and could be found almost every Wednesday night with the gang at the Road House near Warsaw for the weekly competition.
She is survived by two sons, Chris Vaughn, of Liberty, Missouri, and David Lee Vaughn, of Warsaw, one daughter, Amanda Vaughn, also of Warsaw, her parents, Robert & Janice McClung, of Warsaw, one brother, Terry McClung, of Stewartsville, Missouri, three sisters, Sharon Mullins, of Kansas City, Missouri, Robin Shaw, of Claycomo, Missouri, and Margaret Miller, also of Kansas City. One sister, Mary McClung, preceded her in death . She is also survived by several aunts & uncles, nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Memorial Services will be held at 1:30 P.M. Wednesday, January 5, 2005, at the Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw. Cremation. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

Frank L. Cohalla
December 28th, 2004
Reser Funeral Home
Frank L. Cohalla, age 86, of Warsaw, passed away Tuesday, December 28, 2004, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. He was born in Villanueva, Spain on February 13, 1918, the son of Rafail and josefa Busto Alvares Cohalla.
At the age of 10, he came to the United States and made his home in Tampa, Florida.
He was a veteran and served in the United States Army-Air Force during World War II.
On February 20, 1944, he was united in marriage to Hellene Pummill. They made their home in Sedalia and in 1949, they moved to Kansas City, Missouri. In 1966, they moved to their
lake home at Tiptop Resort near Warsaw.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Hellene, on May 2, 1984.
He was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church and the Jay Harris Knights of Columbus of Warsaw. He was also a member of the Carpenter’s Local #61 of Kansas City, Missouri.
On August 1986, he was united in marriage to Roberta Hackney in Warsaw when they continued to make their home.
He is survived by his wife, Roberta, of the home, one son, Frank J. Cohalla and his wife, Janet, of Kansas City, Missouri, one daughter, Zonya Hayes and her husband, Bob, of Kearney, Missouri, two step-sons, Douglas Hackney of Kansas City North, Missouri and Dennis Hackney of Mississippi and a step-daughter, Darla Hines, of Drexel, Missouri, five grandchildren, Drew Cohalla, Marissa Roberts, Keri Cohalla, Kristopher Hayes and Dana Scott Hayes, 9 step-grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 7 step-great-grandchildren, one brother, Rafail Cohalla of Tampa, Florida and three sisters, Pilar Cohalla and Bertha Holt, both of Tampa, Florida and Josephine Bartel of Nelson, Missouri, other relatives and friends.
Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, December 31, 2004, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Warsaw, Missouri with Fr. Richard Colbert officiating. Burial and military honors will be in the Shawnee Cemetery, Warsaw. Pallbearers will be Drew Cohalla, Dana Scott Hayes, Kristopher Hayes, John Roberts, Douglas Hackley and David Bartel. Family will receive friends at 10:00 A.M., Friday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church with rosary to be recited at 10:40 A.M. at the church. Arrangements under the direction of the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw.

Kathryn Bushnell
December 27th, 2004
Reser Funeral Home
Kathryn R. Bushnell, 98, of Warsaw, formerly of Raytown, passed away December 27, 2004 at her home. She was born in Weir, Kansas, on July 12, 1906, to Lawrence and Lizzie Fassino.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lark, on May 18, 1982, and two brothers, Joe and Jack Fassino.
She is survived by daughters, Lucille Bushnell of the home, and Kathryn Gribble of Raytown, one grandson, Jon Gribble and his wife, Kristi, and one great-granddaughter, Kati.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 29, 2004 from 5:30 P.M. until 7:00 P.M, at the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw. Grave Side services will be held at the Lone Elm Cemetery, in Columbus,Kansas at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the loving, kind and caring, Benton County Hospice, P.O. Box 935, Warsaw, Mo. 65355.

Kenneth D. Williamson
December 25th, 2004
Davis-Miller Funeral Home, Lincoln
Kenneth D. Williamson, age 65, passed away Saturday morning, December 25, 2004, at his home in Warsaw, Missouri. He was born in Dover, Arkansas, on October 21, 1939, the son of Chester and Bertha Rickett Williamson.
He grew up in the Lee’s Summit, Missouri area. On October 10, 1968, he was united in marriage to Judith May Combs in Lee’s Summit. They first made their home in Lee’s Summit, moving to Pleasant Hill, Missouri, Conway, Arkansas, and Desoto, Kansas, until 1999. During those years he was employed as a diesel mechanic by R. W. Harmon, later know as Allied and then Crabtree & Harmon, a school bus service for metropolitan school districts. He retired in 2000 and moved to Mack’s Camp Development near Warsaw, Missouri, moving into Warsaw earlier this year.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Gloria Dorrell, and other beloved members of the family.
He is survived by his wife, Judith, of the home, one daughter, Lisa Williamson, of Warsaw, one son, David Williamson, of Kansas City, Kansas, four grandchildren, Amber Foley, Trenton Riley, Patrick Williamson and Kurt Doney, two brothers, C. L. Williamson, of Warsaw, and Paul Williamson, of Blairstown, Missouri, five sisters, Louise Haas, of Warsaw, Bonnie Schell, of Kansas City, Missouri, Mildred Teller, of Oak Grove, Missouri, Jeanette Miehl, of Bates City, Missouri, and Judy Smith, of Searcy, Arkansas, numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, January 8, 2005, at the Davis-Miller Funeral Home in Lincoln, Missouri. Cremation. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Kenneth D. Williamson Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.

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