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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Obituary - Donald Lee Bigelow

Donald Lee Bigelow, 73, Sheldon, MO passed away on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from an unexpected illness. Don was born May 28, 1945 in Fremont, OH to Earl Dale and Bertha Evelyn (Twiss) Bigelow. He married Roberta Ann (Banes) Conner on May 27, 1989 in Sheldon and she survives of the home.

Don lived in Fremont until he was eight years old and then moved with his family to California. In 1970, he came to Missouri where he lived in Lamar for a number of years later moving to Sheldon following his marriage to Roberta. Don owned Bigelow Electronics in Lamar for many years, worked at O’Sullivan Industries, and then retired from Pittsburg State University in 2006. He could fix almost anything. He was a member of the Sheldon United Methodist Church. He was also a current member of Lamar Masonic Lodge, and a past member of the Carthage Shriner Train Crew. Don enjoyed restoring old cars and traveling with his wife following his retirement. He loved all of his family. Don often talked about hayrides and wiener roasts with the grand kids. He was known for his infectious sense of humor and always had a joke ready to tell. Don prided himself in growing up with the Beach Boys in California.

In addition to his wife Roberta, he leaves behind his children, Doug (Cindy) Conner of Liberty, MO, Dustin (Lori) Conner of Bronaugh, MO, Rebecca (Chris) Jones of Lamar, MO, Christy (Keith) Love of Nevada, MO, Ginger (Nathan) Beerbower of Ft. Scott, KS, Angie (Dave) Blixt of Harrisonville, MO; cousin Lester “Bud” Bigelow; and he was a father figure to Chet Maynard of Lamar, MO; grandchildren, Cole and Blaine Conner, Samantha Farr, Robby Minor, Jordan Fasano, Hailey Bunton, Erica Whitesell, Courtney Conner, Alex Conner, Robbie McCartney, Jacob McCartney, Christopher Lear, Christian Jones, Cory Lear, Alissa Leverich, Dominque Leverich, Joshua Goodell, Gennifer McMurry, Brandon Beerbower, Brett Beerbower, and Conner Blixt,; 17 great-grandchildren, and two soon to be born; nieces, nephews, and close friends. He was preceded in death by one brother Richard Dale Bigelow; and one sister, Phyliss Jean Keinzle.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Pastor Wayne Coble officiating. Interment will follow in Sheldon Cemetery in Sheldon. The family will receive friends from 10-11:00 a.m. on Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested in his memory to the Sheldon United Methodist Church in c/o Ferry Funeral Home.

From the Benton County Sheriff's Office

Samantha E. Brown 27 of Warsaw was arrested yesterday on drug charges after a traffic stop for improper registration. Benton County Sheriff's Office K9 Billy was called into service where he alerted on the vehicle.

A search of the vehicle by deputies was conducted, resulting in the arrest. Brown is being held in lieu of a $5,000 cash or surety bond.
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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.

Obituary - Clarice A Robinson

Funeral services for Clarice A. Robinson of Butler, Missouri will be 2 p.m. Monday, October 22 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler with Pastor Ron Dunlap officiating. 

Visitation prior to services from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, October 22 at the Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Contributions to the Happy Hill Church of God. Online condolences

Clarice Arlene "Punkie" Robinson, age 91 of Butler, Missouri died Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Butler Center in Butler. She was born December 27, 1926 to Lester Lee and Bessie Domer Dodds in Rockville, Missouri.

Clarice is survived by a granddaughter, Calee McElwain and great-granddaughter, Marissa McElwain both of Butler, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Carla Bock and husband Don (daughters Stephanie Cameron and Madison Bock) of Butler, Missouri; two sisters-in-law, Wilma Dodds of Butler, Missouri and Dodie Dodds of Tulare, California; and nephews, nieces and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joe Richard "Poppie" Robinson; son, Steven Robinson; daughter, Jolene Lambert and husband Wendell; six brothers, J. L. Dodds, Jack Dodds, Eddie Dodds, Dick Dodds, Frank Dodds and infant Marion Dodds; and one sister, Betty Babb.

From the Nevada Police Department

Obituary - Damon Eugene Bartles

Damon Eugene Bartles, 84, of Harrisonville, Missouri passed away from glioblastoma on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Crown Care Center in Harrisonville surrounded by his family. 

A Visitation will be Friday, October 19, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Harrisonville United Methodist Church, 2600 E. Mechanic Road, Harrisonville, MO. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, October 20, at 10:00 a.m. also at the church, officiated by Kevin Shelton and George Moore. 

Interment will follow in Sharon Cemetery near Drexel, Missouri. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital or the Harrisonville United Methodist Church. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Damon was born November 21, 1933 in Miami County, Kansas to Roy Olvernon Bartles and Edna Ann (Williams). He married Jeanette Louise (Pelton) Bartles on April 4, 1957 in Drexel, Missouri and they were able to share 61 years together.

Damon was a member of the first high school graduating class of the Miami Reorganized School District. He served in the United States Navy from 1953 to 1957 during the Korean Conflict. He served aboard the USS Quincy and as an aide and driver for the Commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet during his military service. Damon worked as a construction superintendent most of his career installing water districts, building roads and runways, and building city infrastructures. After his construction career, he worked for the City of Harrisonville as the Director of Codes Enforcement, eventually retiring as the Harrisonville City Administrator. He was a member of the Harrisonville United Methodist Church, Cass Lodge #147, Missouri Rural Letter Carrier’s Auxiliary (where he was member of the year), American Legion, and the VFW.

Damon’s hobbies included taking care of his family, fishing, camping, visiting various coffee shops, working on do-it-yourself projects, and he could basically fix anything.

Besides his parents, Damon was preceded in death by a daughter, Dianna Lynn Bartles; a brother, Thomas Olvernon Bartles and his wife Alice; and two sisters, Anna Marie Bishop and Connie Sue Bartles.

Damon is survived by his wife, Jeanette of the home; son Michael Alan Bartles (Cynthia), Harrisonville, MO; daughter Kathy Ann Andula (Ray), Harrisonville, MO; five grandchildren, Niccole Phipps (Maurice), Avilla, MO; Caitlynn Compton (Aaron), Harrisonville, MO; Kristen Bartles, Ravenwood, MO; Victoria Bartles, Harrisonville, MO; and Tyler Andula, Rich Hill, MO; three great-grandchildren, Cheyenne, Walker, and Eila. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and coffee shop buddies.

Arrest made in Butler

On 10/12/2018 around 9am Butler Police received a call from a employee of Westward Gifts. Police were advised that a red car was in the parking lot, with a male subject in the driver seat "slumped" over the steering wheel with the drivers window open. 

Officers were informed that the car was there upon their arrival . Upon arrival Officers identified the subject as Cliff Cumpton of Kingsville, Missouri. 

Officers were informed that the subject had two warrants - one with BCSO for $5,000 cash only / second with P/P no bond - both full U.S. Extradition. 

While being searched a loaded hand gun on his person with additional 30 plus rounds of ammunition and drug paraphernalia were discovered.

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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.