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Friday, December 5, 2014

Obituary - Martha Beatty

Martha Beatty
March 28, 1929 – December 3, 2014

Martha Beatty passed away December 3, 2014 at a local nursing home. A private family gathering will be held at a later date.

Martha was born March 28, 1929 in Butler, Missouri to Simpson and Ruby Robinson.

Martha was preceded in death by her parents; and brother Lee Robinson.

She is survived by her brothers Charles and wife Tressie of Kansas City, MO, and Guy of Butler, MO; son Chuck and wife Susan of Hewitt, TX; daughters Patti Standen and husband Alan, of Austin, TX, and Vicki Vogel and husband Paul of Aledo, TX; grandchildren Clint Beatty, Jennifer Bass, Lance Beatty, Ashley Aaron, Chelsea Moore, Amanda Vogel, and Brian Vogel; 8 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Outreach International. Please visit

Public Service Announcement: Butler Street Department cleaning out ditches

The City of Butler Street Department will be cleaning leaves out of ditches for Butler Residents and Business Owners living north of Ft. Scott Street the week of December 8th through December 12th.

Ditches will be cleaned for residents living south of Ft. Scott Street the week of December 15th – December 19th.

Please have your leaves raked to the ditch before the dates of the pickup for your neighborhood. The City will NOT return to streets that have already been cleaned.

Obituary - Richard Tipton Brumback

Richard Brumback
Richard Tipton Brumback departed his wonderful life on Nov. 30, 2014 peacefully at his home.Rick was born on April 9, 1954 in Columbus, KS, the only son of Francis Lorain and Alice (Bossi) Brumback. Rick lived in Columbus until 1962, then moved to Butler, MO. with his family, graduating in 1972. Rick studied at Southwest MO. State and graduated from Colorado State in Ft. Collins, Colorado in 1977.

After college, Rick lived and worked in Saudi Arabia for 5 years and traveled the world. He then worked in industrial sales for most of his life. He worked the past 20 years for ITW Shippers Paper Products establishing many long lasting relationships.We have all been so blessed to have Rick be a part of our lives. His beautiful blue eyes, kind gentle smile and manner made us all know we were in safe hands. His home was warm and welcoming to all. His love of laughter and quick, intelligent wit, left us all happier. Throughout his travels he made close friends everywhere. He shared his passions for fishing, golf, camping and hiking with friends and family. He loved watching sports especially his favorite, Kansas Jayhawks.

Rick is survived by his wife, Mary; sister, Susan Lyon; nephew Shawn (Joanna) Lyon; niece Kimberly Lyon and great nieces Rachel and Megan Lyon. His many very special aunts and uncles brought him guidance, a sense of what family truly means and especially the power of laughter. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Sarah Henry and Mary Alice Brumback. Rick had a multitude of friends who gave his life so much meaning. He was a brother and friend to all. Every person he knew cherished him.

A memorial celebration of Rick's life was held at Unity Temple, 707 W. 47th St., Kansas City, MO. 64112, on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations to Grace Hospice, 9233 Ward Parkway #201, Kansas City, MO. 64114. Cremation Society of Kansas & Missouri,

Bates County Cattlemen December Meeting

The December meeting of the Bates County Cattlemen will be Wednesday, December 10 th.(not the usual Tuesday) at 7:00 PM. at the Community First Bank building, Butler, Mo.

The Meal is catered by Flaming Lantern. Mark your calendar, bring a prospective member, friend or neighbor.

Miami FCCLA Free Movie Night

The Miami FCCLA will be hosting a FREE movie night showing "JINGLE ALL THE WAY 2" with Larry the Cable Guy. (Rated PG) The movie begins at 7 p.m. tonight at the Amsterdam Movie Theater, upstairs on the north side of Main Street.

The movie is FREE. Pop and Candy are available for $0.75 each and popcorn for $0.50/bag