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Friday, January 9, 2015

Obituary - Judy N. Lybarger

Funeral services for Judy N. Lybarger will be 3 p.m. Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri with Bill Mathis officiating. Visitation will be prior to services from 2-3 p.m. Sunday at the chapel. Cremation to follow services. 

Judy Nayrene Lybarger, age 62 of Foster, Missouri died Thursday, January 8, 2015 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. She was born August 15, 1952 to Randall Frank and Virgie Elizabeth Campbell Osborn in Michigan City, Indiana.

Judy is survived by her husband, Ron Lybarger of Foster, Missouri; three sons, Robert Brewster Jr. and wife Krista of Adrian, Missouri, Raymand Harvey Jr. of Charleston, Missouri and Jeremiah Harvey and wife Maeze of Beebe, Arkansas; a daughter, Stacey Maher and husband Jason of Adrian, Missouri; a stepson, Dr. Ronald D. Lybarger and wife Kim of Lawrence, Kansas; two stepdaughters, Gloria Williams and husband Jack of Topeka, Kansas and Cynthia Norris and husband Chuck of Topeka, Kansas; three brothers; 1 sister; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents

Manhunt ongoing in Jasper County

Sean McDaniels
JASPER COUNTY, MISSOURI - On 1-7-2015, Jasper County Sheriff's Office was in pursuit with Sean McDaniels, 31, of Joplin, when he wrecked near Emerald Rd and the Kansas State line. McDaniels has warrants for his arrest for probation violations and is considered dangerous. 

McDaniels was possibly last seen on foot near the Fox Run area in the northwest area of Jasper County. He has been convicted of controlled substance and resisting arrest. He has a failure to appear warrant on controlled substance charge.

If anyone knows his location please call the Jasper County Sheriff's Office Dispatch 417-359-9100 or their local law enforcement agency.

Obituary - Lillian H. Whinnery

Lillian H. Whinnery, 89 of Butler, Missouri passed away January 8, 2015 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Monday, January 12, 2015 at Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler. Visitation will be prior to services from 1-2 pm at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Benjamin Cemetery near Amoret, Missouri. Contributions are suggested to the Ohio Street United Methodist Church in Butler. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at

Lillian H. Whinnery was born in Foster, Missouri on January 6, 1926 to Floyd S. and Opal (Briscoe) Darr. She attended school at Foster and Rich Hill, graduating in 1944. She worked during WWII at Pratt & Whitney Defense Plant. She was employed at H.D. Lee in Kansas City and Richland for forty years. Lillian married Chester Whinnery in 1956. Her last years were spent living at Heartland of Willow Lane nursing facility.

Her parents and her husband preceded her in death. Two brothers, Doyle and Floyd E., and two sisters, Lois and Lela, also preceded her in death. She is survived by her youngest brother, William Darr and wife Linda, and eight nieces and nephews.

Obituary - Mary Beth Brummett

Mary Beth Brummett, 51, Archie, Missouri, died Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Golden Years Care Center in Harrisonville, Missouri. Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Adrian, Missouri with visitation from 1:00-3:00. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mary Brummett Memorial Fund, c/o Atkinson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 325, Adrian, MO 64720.

Butler High School January Bulletin

Your not going to want to miss out! There are several events, sports going on at the Butler High School.
January 2015 Schedule
Fri, Jan 9
Josten – Class Ring Orders $50 deposit
BEAR Time – Class Meetings
Sat, Jan 10
Butler Invitational Wrestling 10:00
Speech Contest @ Lexington bus 6:00 a.m.
Tues, Jan 13
Vision Screenings Grades 7,9,11 starting at 8:00
JVG/JVB/VG/VB Basketball @ Heritage 4:30
Wed, Jan 14
JV/V Wrestling @ St Joe/ Lafayette
Financial Aid Meeting 6:30
Gold Card Early Out

Benton County woman charged with murder

Viola Patience Bowman
A Clay County grand jury charged a 53-year-old woman from Warsaw with first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of her husband in 2012.

Viola Patience Bowman is in the Benton County jail in Warsaw. She also faces a charge of armed criminal action. Her bond is $1 million.

Police initially investigated the death in November 2012 of Albert Bowman, 53, as a possible home invasion. Viola Bowman said she found her husband's body after returning to get ice cream.

Investigators haven't commented on a possible motive in the case. Little information is available about crimes when a grand jury issues an indictment, because, unlike when a prosecutor files a charge, no probable cause statement is made public. Probable cause statements reveal information about how a crime took place and why investigators think a suspect did it.

Albert Bowman had been an 11-year employee of Kansas City's Water Services Department. He and his wife had been married since 1978.