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Monday, January 19, 2015

Obituary - Patricia E. "Pat" Mathews

Patricia E. "Pat" Mathews
Patricia E. "Pat" Mathews, age 73, Pleasanton, Kansas passed away on Sunday, January 18, 2015. She was born in Picher, Oklahoma on April 30, 1941 the daughter of Melvin Leo and Opal Faye Rector Bryan. She married Neal Mathews on May 22, 1959. Pat was a self employed beautician working out of the shop at her house. She was a member of the Mound City First Baptist Church and a former member of the Lady Lions Club. She enjoyed cooking, painting crafts, and crossword puzzles. She is survived by her husband Neal, a son Ed Mathews and wife Laura, a daughter, Kelly Cox and husband Bill, two brothers, Douglas and Dale Bryan, a sister, Gale Maute, five grandchildren: Ben Mathews, Lyndsey Kelly, Zach Mathews, and Kirstie and Colby Cox, and six great grandchildren: Clayton, Rylee, Logan, Max, Peighton and Madison. 

Funeral service will be held 10 a.m., Thursday, January 22, 2015 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. Burial will be in the Woodland Cemetery, Mound City, Kansas. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Pleasanton Chapel. The family suggests contributions to Mercy Hospice. On line condolences for the family can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com. Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel.

Ready or not....it's grass fire season

There's no denying that grass and thatch is bone dry right now and warmer temps literally can add fuel to the fire...

If possible, avoid outdoor burning until we get some precipitation. Otherwise, keep a watchful eye on burn barrels, grills and fire pits.

It is recommended that you not burn off fields at this time; however, if you must do a controlled burn, please notify your local fire department so they may be aware of it.

Obituary - Florence Marie Todd Edmonson

Florence Edmonson
Florence Marie Todd Edmonson, 86, Walnut Grove, Missouri, formerly of Harrisonville/Peculiar, Missouri, passed away Sunday morning, January 18, 2015 at her daughter's home in Willard, Missouri. Funeral services in Willard will be held 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Willard, Missouri. The family will receive friends from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Funeral services in Harrisonville, Missouri will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville. Burial will be in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville.

Florence Marie Coleman, was born at home on November 19, 1928, the fourth of five children, born to Robert William and Gladys Marie (Garten) Coleman, II. She grew up on the family farm and attended a one-room school, Knight Rural School #70, from 1932-1942. She was a 1946 graduate of Pleasant Hill High School. Florence married Almus Layfayette Todd, Jr. on September 19, 1948, and celebrated nearly 59 years of marriage before his death in 2007.

Florence was a homemaker until her children were grown, and also enjoyed teaching preschool and Sunday school during these years. She was a long-term church pianist for Coleman Baptist Church. The church is still in existence and was built by her great-grandfather, Dr. Robert Goodwin Coleman, Jr., along with other Coleman community members. At age 50, she began employment for Marion Laboratories, where she worked until retirement. Florence and A.L. moved to the Willard, Missouri area in 2003, enjoying retirement and being closer to their grandchildren, until A.L.’s death in 2007. Florence married Charles Edmonson in 2011, residing with him in Walnut Grove, Missouri, until her death.

Florence was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, A.L. Todd, Jr., siblings, Buford Coleman and Catherine Coleman Lawler, and a grandson, Matthew Almus Todd. She is survived by her second husband, Charles Edmonson; older brother, R. W. “June” Coleman and wife, Jackie, and a younger brother, Larry E. Coleman and wife, Julie. Also surviving are her four children and their families: daughter, Patricia Mae Radde, son, Michael Allen Todd and wife, Judy, son, Steven Robert Todd and Sioux Hopkins, daughter, Elizabeth Ann Robinson and husband, Jerry. Her grandchildren include Sheridan Radde and wife, Annette and family, Matt Radde, and wife, Desi, and family, along with Cassandra, Jake, and Jenna Robinson. Her extended family includes great-grandchildren, great nieces and nephews, cousins, many dear friends, and all of the children her heart touched, young or old.

Butler Police Department Activity Report 1/12 - 1/18 -2015

  • 01/12/2015 
Theft report 200 block of N Prospect
Walk in report
Traffic control Mullinax
Warrant service High and Nursery
Harassment report

  • 01/13/2015 
Assault 400 Fran
Medical assist 200 block of S Austin
Animal complaint 600 block of S Mechanic

  • 01/14/2015
Disturbance 100 block of E Mill
Theft report 200 block of E Atkinson
Accident Orange and Ft Scott


Clothing drive today for family following house fire

There will be a clothing drive for the Nieder family of Rich Hill who lost their home to a fire over the weekend today from 10 am to 1 pm at the Assembly of God Church in Butler.

Clothing needed includes maternity wear (XL or 1X) for Julie Nieder who is 7 months pregnant.

Also needed is girls clothing for a Kindergartner who wears 10-12 and size 2-3 shoes.

Any household items and other types of donations would be greatly appreciated!

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