Obits

Betty Lou (Farris) Spry, age 88, passed away April 12, 2020, at her home in Polo, MO, with loved ones at her side. Betty was born Aug. 17, 1931, in Liberty, the first of eight children of George Farris and LaMarion Bingham Farris. She graduated from Liberty High School in 1949, earning a...
Katherine (Kathy) Marie Howell, born Dec. 5, 1950, passed away, on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. Kathy, along with her younger sisters, Nancy Stewart, Donna Parker, Shirley Stephens and Brenda Bales, grew up in rural Breckenridge, where she met and married her first and only love, Robert Howell. Bob is...
Ruby Pearl Ely, age 103, of Lee’s Summit, MO, formerly of Hamilton, passed away on April 6, 2020, at a healthcare center in Lee’s Summit. She lived in Hamilton and Caldwell County most of her life. Ruby was born on Dec. 31, 1916, near Cowgill, to Charles M. and Addie (Stephens) Miller. She attended...
Betty Lou Stephens, age 96, of Cameron, MO, and formerly of Hamilton and Cowgill, passed away Tuesday afternoon, March 31, 2020, at Redwood of Cameron. Betty was born on Jan. 2, 1924, the daughter of William A. and Virgie (Waters) Sprouse in Braymer. She grew up in the Braymer, New York, Plymouth...
Fannie “Viola” Gibson, age 93, a resident of Chillicothe, MO, passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at Morningside Center in Chillicothe. Viola was born the daughter of Fred William and Minnie Rodella (Wilson) Cobb on Sept. 27, 1926, in Chula. She was united in marriage to Nelson Dale Gibson on...
Ruth Eloise Otto Griffin passed away peacefully March 23, 2020, at Hospice of East Texas, Tyler, TX, at the age of 92. Ruth was born in Hamilton, MO in February of 1928. Ruth left Hamilton to marry the love of her life, Clifton Leroy (Roy) Griffin in December of 1950. They had three children,...
Manley Leon Wilson, age 76, of Nettleton, MO, passed away on March 25, 2020, at St. Luke's Hospital, on the Plaza in Kansas City. Leon was born on June 29, 1943, in Kansas City, to Manley J. and Helen V. (Thompson) Wilson. The family moved to Nettleton when Leon was three years old. At a very young...
Raymond “Ray” L. Shuman, Jr., passed away on Friday, March 20, 2020, at the Cameron Regional Medical Center in Cameron. He moved to Hamilton about two years ago and previously lived and was raised in the state of Utah. Ray was born on Aug. 24, 1954, in Moatsville, WV, to Raymond L. Shuman, Sr. and...
Kenneth Anthony Baker of Polo, MO, and formerly of Bishop, CA, died peacefully March 18, 2020, at his home with his wife Cindy at his side at the age of 80. Ken was a devoted husband, father, and educator. Ken was born on Sept. 15, 1939, the son of Anthony and Catherine Baker in Los Angeles, CA. He...
Jeffery Lynn McElroy Sr., age 62, of Cameron, MO, passed away March 16, 2020. He was born Oct. 28, 1957, in North Bend, OR. Jeffery was a 1976 graduate of Cameron High School and was a quality control manager at Nelle’s Restaurant. He was preceded in death by his father, Ross Cooper, and stepfather...

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