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Monday, June 4, 2018

One injured after train collides with tractor in rural Barton County

On June 4th 2018 around 3:45pm the Barton County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call in reference to a Collision involving a train striking a tractor in the area of 110th Lane and Northwest 20th Road. 

The Collision occurred Southeast of Liberal, Missouri. Emergency Personnel who responded to the scene were the Barton County Ambulance, the Liberal Fire Department, the Liberal Police Cheif, Deputies of the Barton County Sheriff's Office, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol. 

Elmer D. Fast age 90 of Liberal, Missouri sustained serious injuries in this accident and he was transported by air ambulance to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, Missouri for treatment.



Bushwhacker Days Midwest Mods Special at Nevada Speedway

Bushwhacker Days Midwest Mods special this Saturday in honor of the annual "Bushwhacker Days" in Nevada! It will be $500 to win, second place will get the normal first place pay. No entree fee, just your pit pass.

Mini Stocks, Pure Stocks, B-Mods, A-Mods and Late Models will also be racing. STREET STOCKS IS THE OFF CLASS THIS WEEK.

Gates will open at 4:30pm
Driver Cutoff at 6:30pm
Hot Laps at 7:00pm
Racing at 7:30pm


Admission Price
Adults $10
Kids 6-12 $5
Kids 0-5 Free

Pit passes
Drivers $35
Adults $25
Kids 6-12 $15
Kids 0-5 Free



Obituary - Evelyn Maxine Ham

Evelyn Maxine Ham went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, June 3, 2018. Evelyn was born on April the 8, 1924 to Charles and Francena Holmes Vest. 

She grew up on the
State Line between Prescott and Hume and as a child walked with her brother and sister to the Fairmount Church every Sunday. 


She graduated from Prescott High School and after high school Evelyn worked at the Western Insurance Company waiting for her high school sweetheart to return from basic training. Walt Ham and Evelyn Vest were married in 1946 and together they drove a model T Ford to
Washington D. C. on dirt roads. In Washington Walt worked at the Pentagon and also was a guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier until the war ended. Evelyn was employed by the original Macy's Department store while in Washington.

After returning to Prescott Evelyn was employed by the Prescott Bank, the United States Post Office, and Ham Implement Company. She later owned a ceramic shop where many clients were taught the art of ceramic. In addition to being a wife and mother and working full time, she was the best home maker around, a wonderful cook, a seamstress, always had a garden and canned, and she loved her beautiful flowers. She would have even made June Cleaver look bad! (And Evelyn was beautiful) Evelyn lost Walt, her best friend and husband of 67 years, in November of 2014. They were still just as devoted to one another as they were in high school. Evelyn missed Walt so much, that family and friends may take much comfort knowing that they are now together again. Evelyn was just waiting for her happy reunion with Walt and her Lord.


Evelyn is survived by her two children. Son, Larry Ham and wife Pam of rural Fort Scott and Linda Pruitt and husband Urvy of Fort Scott. She was blessed with four grandsons and their families. Kirby and Jay Ham, and Jeff and Derek Fugate. There are eight great grandchildren. Also surviving is one sister Addie Mae Ralph of Fort Scott, Ks and two sister in laws, Shirley Park of Pleasant Hill, Mo., and Clara
Vest of Springfield, Mo. She was preceded in death by a brother, Bud Vest.

Evelyn was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Fort Scott and she was very close to her church family. She listened to Pastor Paul Rooks on the radio every Sunday. 

Graveside services will be conducted by Pastor Paul Rooks on Thursday June 7, 2018 at 10.30 am at the Prescott Cemetery, Prescott, Ks. Schneider Funeral Home Pleasanton, Ks. Is in charge of arrangements. A special thanks to the caring staff at Prescott County View Nursing Home. Evelyn always said, They are so clean and they
feed me too much.

A graveside service will be at 10:30 am, Thursday, June 7, 2018 at the Prescott Cemetery. The family suggest
contributions to the Prescott Country View Nursing Home and may be sent in care of Schneider Funeral Home
P.O. Box 525 Pleasanton, Kansas 66075. Online condolences may be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com


Obituary - Greta May Sellmeyer

Greta May Sellmeyer age 91 of Cleveland, Missouri departed this life Sunday, June 3, 2018 at Cass Regional Medical Center, Harrisonville, Missouri.

Greta is survived by her four sons; Lee R. Sellmeyer and his wife Wanda of Granger, Iowa, Deryl Sellmeyer and his wife Gayle of Peculiar, Missouri, Barry W. Sellmeyer and his wife Sharon of Belton, Missouri, and Charles T. Sellmeyer and his wife Mary of Raymore, Missouri; two brothers, Gilbert Miller and Peter Miller both of Essex, England; a nephew, Robert Miller of Essex, England; nine grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Gilliam Cemetery, Gilliam, Missouri.

A complete obituary will be posted here as soon as that information becomes available.




Harrisonville Police Warn of Scam!

The Summer Scam calls are in full swing. 3 of our officers have already received calls that are clearly illegitimate and we wanted to share some more tips for our citizens. We tried to convert the voicemail(s) our officers received into a format that Facebook would accept but finally accepted defeat after multiple attempts.

If a caller sounds robotic, or the voicemail starts halfway through (indicating that it was triggered by your voicemail speaking), it's probably a scam.

If a caller cannot use your name, it's probably a scam.

If the caller insists that you have to handle this "right now" or you'll face legal consequences, it's probably a scam.

The Harrisonville Police Department (or "local police") does not do robotic calls if we need to speak with you. We either call and identify ourselves immediately, or we just come by and talk in person. If neither of those things happen, it's probably a scam.

It is best practice that if a person calls you and it sounds suspicious, find the number of the agency or business they are reporting to be yourself and then call them back at that number. Do not call any number given by the initial caller as that's just going to be another scammer working in concert with the first person.


Obituary - Tracy Allen McCuistion

Tracy Allen McCuistion, 55, of Blairstown, Missouri passed away Saturday morning, June 2, 2018 at his parent's home in Blairstown.

He was born April 1, 1963 in Kansas City, Kansas, the son of Charles McCuistion and Juanita Mae (Bentley) McCuistion.

Tracy was employed with the city of Bellevue, Washington as a water quality specialist for many years.

Surviving are one son, Logan McQuistion, Bothell, WA; one daughter, Tanis McCuistion, Bothell, WA; his parents, Charles and Juanita McCuistion, Blairstown, MO; and one brother, Charlie McCuistion, San Blas, Mexico.









Tracy's wishes were to be cremated with services in Washington at a later date.



Miami R-1 Fourth Quarter Honor Rolls

ALL A HONOR ROLL
Grade Level 3
Addison Johnston
Myra Pitts
Grade Level 4
McCartney Downs
Milee Hragyil
Ethan Vaughn
Grade Level 5
Katherine Downs
Grade Level 6
Basia Bettels
Chaz Bettels
Grade Level 7
Hannah Filtingberger
Piper Wiley
Grade Level 8
Jack Embrey
Levi Julien
Grade Level 9
Charlee Chambers
Whalen Downs
Jayden Reitz
Grade Level 10
Nathan Hines
Charles Johnson
Konnor Tidman
Grade Level 11
Ruby Hughling
Jake Mager
Grade Level 12
Rebecca Cook
Ruth Taylor

A/B HONOR ROLL
Grade Level 3
Paige Fairbairn
Trebor Good
Gavin Schmidt
Grade Level 4
Charlie Jenkins
Payton McConnell
Lucas Roady
Riley Talley
Shyanne Vunovich
Grade Level 5
Shelby Fairbairn
Brennah Filtingberger
Kyson Schmidt
Grade Level 6
Erica Downs
Mirena Hragyil
Mary Knowles
Demrick Richardson
Preston Schmidt
Grade Level 7
Chloe Clayton
Kenneth Downs
Kinzey Lee
Peyton Popplewell
Mackenzie Robinson
Emily Roth
Jordynn Schmidt
Kollin Tidman
Grade Level 8
Stanley Harriman
Harley Loper
Kacey Vunovich
Ethan West
Chloe Wolford
Grade Level 9
Tyler Crawford
Morgan Harriman
Clayton Morris
Marshall Robinson
Lucas Wiley
Grade Level 10
Larry Burnett
John Crawford
David Gonzalez
Braylee Hermann
Thomas Jenkins
Jason Julien
Dane Stephenson
Grade Level 11
Rhett Dudley
Cameron Hook
McKinzie McWilliam
Brianne Popplewell
Nathan Turner
Hannah Webb
Grade Level 12
Kristen Cook
Austin Lee
Merissa Talley



Help wanted in Butler





Butler woman arrested in Adrian on warrants

Martha R. Ramsey
On 6/3/18 around 5:21pm the Adrian Police Department arrested 32 year old Martha R. Ramsey of Butler, Missouri.

She was arrested for 1.)Warrant - Driving While Revoked (X2) 2.)Warrant - Passing Bad Checks (X2-Value less than $500).

Martha R. Ramsey was booked into the Bates County Jail in Butler and is currently listed as bondable.


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Disclaimer: Arrest records are public information. Any indication of an arrest does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.





Mom and Kids Baking Class at Poplar Heights Farm

You asked for it and now we're holding it - Mom and Kids Baking Class. It's June 27th, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm. $5.00/person and advance registration is required as class size is limited. Sign up is now open.



BCMH June 2018 Employee of the Month

Ann Donnohue
Ann Donnohue is recognized as the Bates County Memorial Hospital Employee of the Month for June, 2018. Ann began her employment at BCMH in 2008. She works full time as a Registered Nurse in the Outpatient Specialty Clinic.

Ann is considered to be an employee with integrity and commitment. Her positive attitude makes her a pleasure to work with.

She always displays kindness and compassion to the patients we serve. The hospital is fortunate to have Ann on its team.

Numbers are in for 2018 Bates County Relay for Life

 Just as the ceremonies were to begin last Saturday, the clouds parted and sunshine was welcomed along with moderate temps on the Butler square. Here's the final numbers for the 2018 Relay for Life:

Total: $45,828.75
Corporate sponsors: $12,575.00
Survivors present: 22
Total luminaries: 420
Regular auction total: $1,625.00
Silent auction total: $609.00

Team totals:
Memories of Mom $15,520.50
Team Educate $9,917.50
Serenity $2,374.00
MASH $2,147.00
Family Ties $1,861.00
We Are The World $1,332.00
Tiger Pride $755.00
Second Chances $431.50
Liberty Utilites $410.28
Rotary $215.00 

Many thanks to all those who came to support, entertain, donate and volunteer for the 2018 Relay for Life. We'll see you next year!










Obituary - Jean Grogger

Jean Grogger, 91 of Harrisonville, Missouri passed away May 31, 2018 at Adrian Manor in Adrian, Missouri. Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at the First Baptist Church, 504 W. Wall St., Harrisonville, MO 64701. Visitation will be Tuesday evening, 5-7 PM at the church, with Eastern Star service to begin at 7 PM. 
Interment will follow services in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association. Arrangements entrusted to the Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) of Butler, Missouri; messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.

Marguret Jean (Stice) Grogger was born October 27, 1927 in Harrisonville, Missouri, daughter of Crawford and Katherine (Sulser) Stice. She graduated from Harrisonville High School in 1947; she and her twin sister, Margurite Agnes were well-known members of the girls high school basketball team. Jean graduated from a secretarial trade school in Kansas City in 1951. She was united in marriage to Morton Edward Grogger, Jr. in the summer of 1954. Jean worked for 17 years at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, taking a two year break to stay home with her newborn daughter. She returned to work at the plant until taking early retirement, coming home to manage and work on the dairy farm when her husband’s health prevented him from working.

Jean was a member of the First Baptist Church of Harrisonville, and the Harrisonville Business and Professional Women’s Club where she was once recognized as Woman of the Year. She was also a member and past secretary of the Dairy Herd Improvement Association; past president and past secretary of Jemor Farms, Inc., until her son-in-law became president and her daughter became secretary. She belonged to Bayard Chapter 179 Order of the Eastern Star, and was Matron in 1987. Jean also served as mother advisor to Rainbow Girls Assembly #36 in 1973.

Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Morton Edward Grogger, Jr.; her twin sister Margurite Agnes (Stice) Frevert; and brothers Warren Crawford Stice and Horace Stice. She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia Renee Grogger Warner and son-in-law Stan D. Warner; four grandchildren: Joseph Edward Warner, Megan Jean Warner, Benjamin Dean Warner and Bailey JoAnna Warner; her beloved nieces Kathy Jean (Frevert) Shrout and Linda Katherine Stice; nephews William Todd Stice, Dennis Warren Stice, Richard Stice and Dr. Larry Fredrick Frevert; and many great nieces and nephews.



Stolen Horse in Barton County

The Barton County Sheriff's Office is asking for the community’s assistance. On 06-01-2018 a horse was stolen out of the Golden City area between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. At the home of the victim the suspect or suspects also spray painted on the victim’s house. 

It's is believed that the suspect vehicle is a blue or black in color Ford pickup truck that was pulling a white in color horse trailer. The horse is dark brown with white on both upper and bottom lips. 

The horse also has white on both front legs, and also has white on the left hind leg. If anybody has any information about the theft and property damage please contact the Barton County Sheriff's Office at 417-682-5541 a photograph of the horse is attached to the new release.


16th Annual Paola Kansas Heartland Car Show





Butler Police Department Activity Report 5/28/-6/3-218

05/28/2018  
Property damage report 1000 block of W Ft Scott
Attempt to locate
Animal complaint Pine and Fulton
Warrant service Mine Street
N assault report
C and I driver call 400 block of S Main
Alarm 700 block of W Dakota

05/29/2018  
Theft report 200 block of S Bus 49
Animal complaint Grade School
Animal complaint 600 block of N Water
Disturbance Nursery and High
Well being check 800 block of Grove

05/30/2018  
Well being check 400 block of E Jefferson
Animal complaint W Mill
Well being check 400 block of S Fulton
C and I driver E Pine
Traffic assist N Bus 49
Medical assist 300 block of N Havanna

05/31/2018  
Property Damage report 800 block of S Birch
Animal complaint 400 block of W Clark
Medical call PathWays
Assault report BCMH
Assault report Wal-Mart
Theft report 600 block of S High
Disturbance 18 W Oak

06/01/2018  
Animal complaint Longsinger and Vine
Medical assist 500 block of E Atkinson
Well being check Orange and Ohio
Stolen license plate report
Warrant service C and I driver call W-52
Walk in theft report

06/02/2018  
Theft report 400 block of W Harrison
Disturbance 700 block of S Birch
Animal complaint 200 block of S Delaware
911 hang up 708 W Vine
Well being check 1105 W Mill

06/03/2018  
Disturbance 4 Cedar Lane
Animal complaint 200 W Atkinson
Noise complaint S High



Bates County Sheriff’s Office Activity Report MAY 28, 2018 –June 3, 2018

May 28, 2018
SPEAK TO OFFICER – BATES COUNTY
CHECK WELL BEING – ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER – RICH HILL
TRAFFIC STOP – PASSAIC
TRAFFIC STOP – BUTLER
AGENCY ASSIST – BATES COUNTY
STRANDED MOTORIST – ADRIAN
CIVIL MATTER/STANDBY – ADRIAN
TRAFFIC STOP – ADRIAN
911 HANG UP – ARCHIE
PAPER SERVICE – BATES COUNTY
AMBULANCE REQUEST – ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER – RICH HILL
SPEAK TO OFFICER – ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER – RICH HILL
SPEAK TO OFFICER – ROCKVILLE
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER – RICH HILL
TRAFFIC STOP – ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE – ADRIAN
C/I DRIVER – ADRIAN
AMBULANCE REQUEST – BATES COUNTY
THREATS – RICH HILL
TRAFFIC STOP – ADRIAN
TRESPASSING – RICH HILL
TRAFFIC STOP – ADRIAN
AGENCY ASSIST – DREXEL
ANIMAL CALL – APPLETON CITY
HARASSMENT – ADRIAN
C/I DRIVER – ADRIAN
AGENCY ASSIST – DREXEL


MAY 29, 2018
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – APPLETON CITY
ABANDONED VEHICLE – ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER – BATES COUNTY
TRAFFIC STOP – BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER – ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
ANIMAL CALL – RICH HILL
SPEAK TO OFFICER – RICH HILL
SPEAK TO OFFICER – BATES COUNTY
PEDESTRIAN CHECK – PASSAIC
PAPER SERVICE – AMSTERDAM
AGENCY ASSIST – ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER – BATES COUNTY
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER – RICH HILL
AGENCY ASSIST – ADRIAN
THEFT/STEALING – BUTLER
PEDESTRIAN CHECK – BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER – RICH HILL
PEDESTRIAN CHECK – PASSAIC
AGENCY ASSIST – BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP – BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP – AMSTERDAM
TRAFFIC STOP – DREXEL


MAY 30, 2018
TRAFFIC STOP – ADRIAN
ALARM CALL – AMSTERDAM
TRAFFIC HAZARD – RICH HILL
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER – BATES COUNTY
STRANDED MOTORIST – ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – RICH HILL
PAPER SERVICE – ADRIAN
AMBULANCE REQUEST – ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER – RICH HILL
TRAFFIC HAZARD – BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER – BATES COUNTY
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – APPLETON CITY
SPEAK TO OFFICER – BATES COUNTY
AMBULANCE REQUEST – ROCKVILLE
SPEAK TO OFFICER – ADRIAN
MVA – ADRIAN
MVA – FOSTER
PEDESTRIAN CHECK – ADRIAN
TRAFFIC STOP – BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP – BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER – BATES COUNTY
TRAFFIC STOP – ADRIAN


MAY 31, 2018
TRAFFIC STOP – ADRIAN
ABANDONED VEHICLE – ADRIAN
AGENCY ASSIST – BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER – MERWIN
SPEAK TO OFFICER – BATES COUNTY
SPEAK TO OFFICER – BATES COUNTY
SPEAK TO OFFICER – BATES COUNTY
ABANDONED VEHICLE – RICH HILL
SPEAK TO OFFICER – BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER – ROCKVILLE
MVA – BUTLER
ALARM CALL – BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE – BUTLER
FOLLOW UP – ADRIAN
ATTEMPT TO LOCATE – ADRIAN
ATTEMPT TO LOCATE – ADRIAN
CHECK WELL BEING – RICH HILL
ALARM CALL – ADRIAN
DEBRIS IN ROADWAY – ADRIAN
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – BUTLER
FIRE CALL – BUTLER
C/I DRIVER – BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP – ADRIAN
TRAFFIC STOP – DREXEL


JUNE 1, 2018
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – ADRIAN
TRAFFIC STOP – BUTLER
PEDESTRIAN CHECK – BUTLER
C/I DRIVER – BUTLER
FOLLOW UP – RICH HILL
MVA – AMSTERDAM
FOLLOW UP – RICH HILL
PAPER SERVICE – HUME
TRAFFIC STOP – BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER – BATES COUNTY
TRAFFIC STOP – ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER – BATES COUNTY
ASSAULT – ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER – ROCKVILLE
SPEAK TO OFFICER – BATES COUNTY
TRAFFIC STOP – BUTLER
PROPERTY DAMAGE – RICH HILL
SPEAK TO OFFICER – BATES COUNTY
PAPER SERVICE – RICH HILL
MVA – ADRIAN
DOMESTIC – ADRIAN
STRANDED MOTORIST – PASSAIC
C/I DRIVER – BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP – ADRIAN
TRAFFIC STOP – PASSAIC
TRAFFIC STOP – BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP – ADRIAN
STOLEN VEHICLE – RICH HILL
TRAFFIC HAZARD – AMSTERDAM
SPEAK TO OFFICER – BATES COUNTY
SPEAK TO OFFICER – BATES COUNTY
AMBULANCE REQUEST – ADRIAN
PEDESTRIAN CHECK – RICH HILL
OPEN DOOR – ADRIAN
AGENCY ASSIST – HARRISONVILLE
THREATS – BUTLER


JUNE 2, 2018
SPEAK TO OFFICER – RICH HILL
MVA – BUTLER
NOISE COMPLAINT – HUME
TRAFFIC STOP – ARCHIE
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – RICH HILL
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY-DREXEL
SPEAK TO OFFICER-DREXEL
SPEAK TO OFFICER-HUME
TRAFFIC STOP-PASSAIC PROPERTY DAMAGE-BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER-ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER-BUTLER
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY-BUTLER


JUNE 3, 2018
AGENCY ASSIST-PASSAIC
TRAFFIC STOP-ADRIAN
TRAFFIC STOP-PASSAIC
AGENCY ASSIST-DREXEL
ABANDONED VEHICLE-ADRIAN
ALARM CALL-ADRIAN
AMBULANCE REQUEST-RICH HILL
SPEAK TO OFFICER-BUTLER
AGENCY ASSIST-RICH HILL
SPEAK TO OFFICER-BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE-BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER-BUTLER
MVA-RICH HILL
AGENCY ASSIST –ARCHIE
PEDESTRIAN CHECK-ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER-BUTLER
ANIMAL CALL-DREXEL

Temperatures Hitting The Up Button!



Going up?? Why, yes we are! Near normal temperatures today will give way to a return to above normal temps as we move into the middle of the week when we will see a return of 90+ degree temps. 

Through 6/3...KC has already had 7 days of 90+ degrees this year. That is tied for the 4th most this early in the season. On average we would normally only have 1 to 2 by this point.


Obituary - Betty Irene Holder Stanley

Services Wednesday at 10:00 AM in Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church with burial in Stockton Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday at 6:00 PM in the funeral Home 

Betty Irene Holder Stanley of Stockton, Missouri died peacefully on June 2, 2018 on her 91st birthday. She was born in Caplinger Mills, Missouri on June 2, 1927 to Lionel James and Inez Holder. She was the oldest of seven children. On May 5, 1945, she was united in marriage to Francis Stanley who preceded her in death in 1984. To this union, six children were born. In addition to raising six children, Irene worked at the Nevada State Hospital for twenty-five years from which she retired in 1989.

She loved sewing, gardening, traveling with her children and loving her Lord. She was saved as a young girl and was a member of Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed attending church services as often as she could and her church family was very special to her. Irene loved her family with all of her heart, soul, and being. She worried about her family’s well-being and health concerns more than she did her own.

Preceding her in death in addition to her husband, were her parents, three brothers: William, Ed and Albert Holder, one sister, Norma Meadows and son-in-law, Bob Wheeler.

She is survived by six children, Larry (Lynette) Stanley, Jerico Springs, Betty Hornick (Mark) Chesterfield, Virginia, Sharon Wheeler, Milo, Sandra Stanley (OB), Independence, Janice Giddens (Kent) Rolla, and Kent Stanley, Rolla. Grandchildren: Marla (Michael) Mohan, Arnold, Michelle (Robert) Hoffmann, Jerico Springs, James Wheeler (Jessica), Springfield, Heather Quilenderino (Johnny), Virginia Beach, Virginia, Blake Giddens, Dallas, Texas, Brooke Giddens, Chicago, Illinois and Mindy Stanley, Rolla. Great-Grandchildren: Cole Hoffmann, Clay Hoffmann, Luke Mohan, Lucy Mohan and Justin Krecker. Two brothers: Gene Holder, Jerico Springs and Roy Holder, Liberal and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A special thank-you is given to Dr. John Torontow, her primary care physician for fifty-two years.

Services were held on Wednesday, June 6 at the Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Ralph Benham officiating. Burial in the Stockton Cemetery.