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Sunday, August 27, 2017

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Obituary - Dava Pearl Winder

Dava Pearl Winder
Dava Pearl Winder, age 71 of Butler, Missouri died August 25, 2017 at her home in Butler. She was born December 2, 1945 to David and Anna Banks Leer. 

Dava's wishes were to be cremated with arrangements by the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler. There are no public services planned at this time. Online condolences may be left at

On July 9, 1960 Dava married Eldon Winder of Stockton, Missouri. To this union, three children were born . . . Eldon David, Melissa and Clay. Dava was a homemaker and later worked at Dollar General, Wal-Mart and Medicalodge. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and loved making their favorite foods anytime for them.

Dava is survived by her husband Eldon of the home; son Eldon and wife Tammy of Adrian, Missouri, daughter Melissa Musick and husband Rob of Butler, Missouri, son Clay and Melissa of Butler, Missouri; grandchildren Heather Musick Berry, Brytani Musick Wheeler, and Eldon Lee, Charles and Sonja Winder; great-grandchildren Bailey Winder, Kierstyn and Makenzie Berry.

Obituary - Stephen Taylor Williams

 Stephen Taylor Williams
Stephen Taylor Williams, 58, of Clinton, Missouri died Monday, August 21, 2017 at his home.

He was born March 22, 1959 in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Richard Merle Williams and Maxine Berniece (Akins) Williams. He worked for many years in the concrete construction industry.

Surviving are two sons, Sean Patrick Williams and his wife Jessica, Freeman, Mo., and Stephen Taylor Williams, Kansas City, Mo.; one sister, Terrie Robertson, Belton, Mo.; niece, Crystal Gray and her husband Robert, Belton, Mo.; two great-nieces, Myranda Marie Lynn Gray and Mechaela Denae Lorraine Gray; and niece Riki, North Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Richard Henry Williams.

Mr. Williams will be cremated under the direction of the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Interment will be at a later date in the Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Mo.

Obituary - Leland E. Maxwell

Leland E. Maxwell
Leland E. Maxwell, 91, of Clinton, Missouri died early Friday morning, August 25, 2017 at the Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born November 9, 1925 in Cross Timbers, Mo., the son of James Orville Maxwell and Ethel (Olmstead) Maxwell.

Leland was a service mechanic with the United States Postal Service for 44 years. He married Gertrude Gilker in St. Louis, Mo., in 1951. She preceded him in death in 1998. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. Along with his brothers he enjoyed fishing.

Surviving are a sister, Janice Marie Schumacher and husband Mike, South Dakota; sister-in-law, Paulette Maxwell, Clinton, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Harold Dee Maxwell, Gerald Wayne Maxwell and Charles Wilbur Maxwell.

Graveside services and interment will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at the Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. 

The family suggests memorial gifts to a charity of the donor's choice, and these donations may be left in care of the funeral home.

Garden City woman injured in Cass County Crash

One person was injured in a one-vehicle accident on Aug. 27 in Cass County on Route B, east of Cantrell Road.

Geordan A. Gilbert, 25, Garden City, unknown as to whether she was wearing a seat belt, eastbound in a 2015 Chevrolet Cruze, traveled off the right side of the roadway and down an embankment.

Geordan A. Gilbert experienced serious injuries and was transported by Central Cass County EMS to Research Medical Center. Her vehicle was totaled and removed from the scene by Johnson’s Towing.

Obituary - Clinton Edward Clark

Clinton Edward Clark, age 79, of LaCygne, Kansas, passed away at home on August 27, 2017. He was was surrounded by his family, including his wife, Joyce of over 60 years.

Clinton was born May 13, 1938 in West Ridge, Arkansas to Acy Clinton Clark and Mazie Magalene Pilgrim Clark. He grew up in Tuckerman, Arkansas, farming cotton with his father. On October 22, 1956 he married Joyce Laverne Callahan in Newport, Arkansas. Shortly after their marriage, the Clarks moved to Kansas City, Missouri, where Clinton worked for Hudson Oil Company for six years. They then moved to Ashland, Missouri where they farmed for M.R. and Bob Hudson along the Missouri River bottoms for three years. 

In 1966, the family moved to LaCygne, Kansas. By that time, the family included daughter LaVeda and son Mitchell, and later, another son, Tracy. Clinton would farm for M.R. Hudson Trust until 1973. He continued to farm that land on his own for another twenty years before retiring.
Clint was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in LaCygne, Kansas. He was baptised in Long''s Lake on the farm. Clinton loved to hunt, and especially loved to quail hunt. He was known for his marksmanship skills. Clint and Joyce enjoyed country music and dancing with their friends.
Clinton was preceded in death by his parents; a half-brother, Burnis Clark; sisters Iva Mae Clark Bradley, and Myrtle Clark Woods. 

He leaves behind his wife, Joyce Clark; daughter LaVeda Riggs and husband Joseph; son Mitchell Clark and wife Julie; son Tracy Clark and wife Amie; brother Jerry Clark and wife Debbie; and brother-in-law Elmo Woods, Jr.

He will be missed by his nine grandchildren, Julie Burk and husband Ryan; Jesse Funk and wife Michelle; Amy Hopper; Jennifer Sandage and husband Josh; Levi Clark; Reagan Clark; Samuel Clark; Garrett Clark; Ryan Clark. Two step-grandchildren, Joe Riggs, Jr. and wife Crystal; and RaeAnna Riggs. And great grandchildren; Alice Burk, Wesley Burk; Nolan Funk and Domino Slyter. Four step great-grandchildren Joey Marie; Jett; Jaxx and June Riggs.
Clinton was greatly admired by his children, grandchildren, family, and friends.

Funeral service will be held 10 am Saturday, September 2, 2017 at the Calvary Baptist Church in La Cygne, Kansas. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm Friday, September 1, 2017 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel. The family suggests contributions to Crossroads Hospice or Calvary Baptist Church. On line condolences can be left at Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory La Cygne Chapel.

Red Cross helping Cass County residents affected by recent flooding

The Red Cross will be helping Cass County residents affected by the flooding through a Disaster Relief Multi-Agency Resource Center.

A Multi-Agency Resource Center is a central location for local and state agencies and human service organizations to answer your questions and provide information and disaster-related assistance.

Harrisonville United Methodist Church
2600 E Mechanic Rd
Harrisonville, Mo 64701
Hours of Operation: 1pm-7pm
Monday, August 28th
Please bring proof of address, child care will be available.
Services available may include:
Insurance information
Legal services
Health and wellness services
Emergency financial assistance
And much more…

Courtesy of Harrisoville Mayor Brian Hasek

Obituary - Elmer Earl “Bill” Pettibon

Elmer Earl “Bill” Pettibon, 93, Deerfield, MO, passed away on Friday, August 25, 2017 at Nevada Nursing and Rehab, Nevada, MO. Bill was born on March 5, 1924 in Deerfield to Alva W. and Martha Lee (McGuire) Pettibon. He married Dorothy Louise McConnaughey in Deerfield on September 3, 1950 and she survives of the home.

Bill grew up in Deerfield and graduated from Nevada High School Class of 1942. Bill served in the infantry of the US Army for three years during WWII. He spent most of his life working for MO DOT in Richards, MO until his retirement. Bill was a member of the Church of God Holiness in Deerfield where he had attended for over 60 years.

In addition to his wife Dorothy he is survived by one daughter, Penny Montee and her husband Kevin, Arcadia, MO; 2 grandsons, Kyle Montee and his wife Leslie and their daughter, Laila, Ft. Scott, KS, and Kolby Montee and his wife Nicole, Farlington, KS; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Dennis Pettibon; and one brother, Robert Pettibon. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with Rev. Bill Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Deerfield Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Ferry Funeral Home.

Those who wish may contribute in Bill’s memory to the Deerfield Cemetery Association in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

Non Compliant sex offender from Vernon County found working at Butler McDonald's

Richard L. Covey
Yesterday afternoon around 1:00pm the Butler Police Department received information from the Vernon County Sheriff's Office that a wanted non compliant sex offender was possibly working at Butler McDonald's.

When Butler Police arrived on scene they contacted a manager and assisted manager in reference to 57 year old Richard L. Covey of Schell City, Missouri who was at work at the time. The assistant manager went in and got Mr. Covey who was taken into custody without incident.

Mr. Covey was arrested for 1.) Vernon County Sheriff's Office warrant for failure to register as a Missouri Sex Offender. He was booked into the Bates County and is awaiting extradition to Vernon County. Bond was set at $5,000 cash/surety.

He was convicted on 12/31/04 of first degree child molestation in Schell City, Missouri and also arrested again on 5/17/10 in Greenfield, Missouri for first degree child molestation. In both cases the victims were between the ages of 7-14.