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Duane A. Aldridge
April 9, 1961 – Dec. 6, 2021

Duane Aaron Aldridge, 60, Gladstone, died Dec. 6. Duane was born April 9, 1961, in Kansas City, the son of Willian Franklin Aldridge, Jr., and Patricia (Perkins) Aldridge. He lived in Martin City and Kansas City before moving to Gladstone.

Duane was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed doing these things with his friends and daughters. Duane was also well known in the Kansas City area for the many foosball tournaments he organized and ran.

He worked in sales and had worked at Amazing Siding, Energy Pro Windows and Renewal by Andersen.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Duane is survived by three daughters, Nikki Novotny, Independence, Hailey Aldridge, Osceola, and Samantha Aldridge, Kansas City; a brother, David Aldridge, Overland Park, Kansas; three sisters, Debbie Linton, Belton, Barbi Glaviano, Belton, and Valerie and husband, John Rinehart, Peculiar; three grandchildren, Adarious Novotny, Adrian Novotny and McKinley Aldridge-Maucelli; his stepmother, Carolyn Aldridge; and numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews that loved him dearly.

A visitation was Dec. 10 at the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

Contributions are suggested to the Colon Cancer Foundation.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

Linda G. Bushno
July 30, 1938 – Dec. 4, 2021

Linda Gay Bushno, Harrisonville, was born July 30, 1938, in Kansas City, Kansas, the daughter of Earl Robert and Bessie Regina (Kendall) Overbaugh. She died Dec. 4 at her home at the age of 83 years, 8 months and 4 days.

Linda was employed as a CNA for several nursing homes. She was an avid fan of professional “wrastlin” and would watch it all the time and enjoyed listening to Elvis Presley. Linda loved dancing to her favorite song, “Old Time Rock-N-Roll,” by Bob Seger.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Diana Eliuk, on Dec. 1; an infant daughter, Kathy Wiseman; seven brothers, Earl, Lincoln, Lawrence, Emil, Neil, Glen and Donald Overbaugh; three sisters, Beatrice, Regina and Harriet.

Linda is survived by her four children, Debbie Lawson and husband, Gary, Humansville, Bill Wiseman and wife, Dawn, Lowry City, Bob Wiseman, Harrisonville, and Michelle Durham, Peculiar; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, Ken Eliuk, Fulton; a former, daughter-in-law, Janet Wiseman, Harrisonville; nieces, nephews and other relatives and many friends.

Cremation. A celebration of life gathering will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Jan. 6 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

Mary H. Chaffin
Jan. 30, 1939 – Dec. 9, 2021

Mary Helen Chaffin, 82, Peculiar, died Dec. 9 surrounded by her comforting family. Mary Helen was born in Clinton, Jan. 30, 1939, the daughter of John Lester Erwin and Grace E. Vanderburg.

She married Jon P. Chaffin on Aug. 4, 1961.

In life, Mary Helen was a woman of Christian faith, attending faithfully the Belton Christian Church.

She loved to gamble, go bowling, be outdoors and spend time with her grandchildren.

Mary Helen was preceded in death by her loving husband of more than 47 years, Jon P. Chaffin; and her parents, John and Grace Erwin.

She leaves behind her son, Bill Groh and Candice; daughter, Vickie Keeney; sister, Sharon Long; six grandchildren, Garrett Keeney, Darrell Keeney and Caitlin, Tyler Groh and Kelli, Larrissa Heckart and Randy, Shelby Leicher and Kawika, and Kody Johnson and Abbi; and five great-grandchildren, River, Rowyn, Ayla, Kahili and Arlo.

A celebration of life was from 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 16 at Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to HELP Humane online at http://www.helphumane.org or to the American Cancer Society online at http://www.cancer.org.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore.

Diana K. Eliuk
Sept. 12, 1960 – Dec. 1, 2021

Diana Kay Eliuk, 61, Fulton, died Dec. 1 at her home. She was born Sept. 12, 1960, in Kansas City, Kansas, the daughter of Bill Wiseman and Linda Bushno.

She was a 1978 graduate of Harrisonville High School.

Diana served her country in the Air Force and Army Reserves. She also worked for the Marine Corps for several years where she met her husband, Ken, whom she married Aug. 3, 1991.

She traveled the country as a military wife for many years, living in various locations, before settling in Fulton in 2007.

Most recently, Diana was a school bus driver for Fulton Public Schools where she adored working with children. In 2020 Diana earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Columbia College, Columbia.

Diana’s children and grandchildren were the pride and joy of her life. She loved her family endlessly and never missed a sporting event or recital for any of her children. The legacy of Diana’s caring spirit and sense of humor will live on through them.

She is preceded in death by her beloved Aunt Regina “Jean” Proffitt.

She is survived by her six children, Ashley and husband, Ken Strohm, Queens, New York, Damon Eliuk, Salem, Oregon, Bethany and husband, Brandon Hammerstone, Kansas City, Tanner and wife, Clara Eliuk, Raleigh, North Carolina, Jared Eliuk, Fulton, and Aaron Eliuk, Fulton; three grandsons, Lincoln, Henry and Otis Strohm; her husband of 30 years, Ken Eliuk; her parents, Bill Wiseman and Linda Bushno; sisters, Debbie and Shellie; brothers, Bill andBob; and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Diana’s life will be at 11 a.m. Jan. 7 at Chapel Hill Funeral Home; Kansas City, Kansas.

In lieu of flowers, please consider adopting a family this holiday season or donating to Serve Inc. in Fulton.

Arrangements are under the direction of Tyler M. Woods Funeral Home, Jefferson City.

Roy E. Frampton, Jr.
April 24, 1940 – Dec. 4, 2021

Roy E Frampton, Jr., was born in Denver Colorado, on April 24, 1940, and died Dec. 4 after a very brief battle with cancer.

Roy, was better known as “Boom Papa,” Dad or Grandpa. He was a Marine and while he didn’t make a career out of that lifestyle, the Marine way of life was evident in the way he lived and made decisions.

He was a teamster, he loved driving a truck and often dreamed of going back out on the road one day. Roy was a proud union member and retired from Fairmont Zarda Dairy before he was 60.

He was a hard worker, lived a good life after retirement and would always joke that he had tomorrow off. Roy was an avid bowler and was in a league up until the time a stroke took his balance away.

He loved to fish, garden and sports. He could build just about anything. Roy enjoyed gambling and he just knew he was going to strike it rich one day playing the slots or Powerball. He loved to dream of the what ifs.

Roy loved his family. There wasn’t a family event that you wouldn’t find him at. Usually he was in his car listening to the game, walking around whatever event was going on or just sitting off to the side, but he was always there, almost always with a Pepsi in hand.

He was preceded in death by his father, Roy E Frampton, Sr.; mother, Leona Mae Stice; and two sisters, Clara Atchley and Laverna Jenson.

He is survived by his son, Randall Frampton, Oak Grove; his daughter, Leah and husband, Michael Whitehead, Harrisonville; his son, Travis Frampton, Wyandotte, Oklahoma; a step-daughter, Andrea Shipp, Lee’s Summit; a step-son, Sam and wife, Ronda Shipp, and family, Napoleon; grandchildren, Kristen Frampton, Nikki Frampton, Tyler Frampton, Mikinzi Ash, Lindzi Ash and Michael Whitehead, Jr.; two great-grandchildren, Sarienna Farley and Braxton Blackburn; two step-grandchildren, Rebeka and Haiden Whitehead; and his brother, Raymond Frampton, Warsaw; many nieces, nephews, family members and friends.

Roy knew how to make you laugh. He was charming yet quiet. He was a man of few words. His battle with cancer came quickly and ended even quicker. Because he didn’t suffer, we are thankful. Yet we find ourselves asking why, why now, why this fast, why at all? To which I can hear him saying “to make little boys/girls like you ask questions. Worked too didn’t it?”

Cremation. A celebration of life service was Dec. 11 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, with military honors following.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

Dusty Frieben
April 15, 1962 – Dec. 2, 2021

Dusty Frieben, 59, Harrisonville, died Dec. 2. Dusty was born April 15, 1962, the son of Bill and Louise Frieben in Kansas City.

Dusty’s interests included reptiles, fishing, art and collectibles. He also enjoyed preserving family photos for future generations to enjoy.

Dusty retired from Calmar Industries after working there for 20 years before becoming a partner in Cass County Overhead Door. He was a proud independent self-employed member of the Harrisonville area for more than 20 years.

On July 5, 2008, Dusty married Paula Ann Weyandt in Pleasant Hill.

Dusty was preceded in death by his mother, father and grandparents.

He is survived by his wife, Paula; children, Amy Frieben, Raytown, Jessie and Benny Krewson, Clinton, Jackie Frieben, Garden City, and Troy Frieben, Harrisonville; brothers, Rusty Frieben, Harrisonville, and Charles Villines; grandchildren, Jordan Frieben, Lucas Phillips, Brianna Schick, Alyssa Schick, Logan Cagle, Destiny Frost, Donovan Brewer; and a great–grandchild, Ashlynn Osborn; and future grandson, Oliver.

Cremation. A celebration of life service was Dec. 11 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, with inurnment in the Floral Hills East Cemetery, Lee’s Summit.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Shepherd’s Staff Food Pantry, Harrisonville, and may be left at the funeral home.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

Carol L. Gillogly
Jan. 19, 1944 – Dec. 9, 2021

Carol Lacy Gillogly, 77, Drexel, died Dec. 9 at Saint Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City. Carol Frances Gillogly was born Jan. 19, 1944, in Freeman, the daughter of Robert Glenn and Ruby Muriel (Rinker) Lacy.

She grew up in the Freeman area and graduated from Midway High School.

She married Donald Gillogly on June 6, 1970.

Together they made their home in Drexel.

Carol worked as a cook at the Drexel School before becoming a full-time homemaker.

She loved traveling and she and Donald did a lot of mission work with Campers on Mission and Missourians on Mission.

When not traveling, she enjoyed being with her family and friends.

Carol loved to knit, crochet and quilt and made many things for family and friends. Carol was a woman of faith that loved the Lord and her church family at the First Baptist Church of Drexel.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Cauline Edmonson and Charlene Lacy; brother RG Lacy, and step-son Loren Dean Gillogly.

She leaves behind her husband, Donald Gillogly; daughters, Lacy Gillogly of the home, and Alethea Gillogly, Branson; a son Glen and Faithia Gillogly, Warrensburg, step-daughters, Lynda and Rusty Taul, Pomona, Kansas, and Lisa and Marvin Headrick, Garnett, Kansas; grandchildren, Natasha Howard, Addison Gillogly, Landon Gillogly, LaDeana Taul, Channon Taul, Jessica and Dustin Gibson and Dusty and Brandi Taul; and great-grandchildren, Zackary, Braxton, Brayden, Atley, Avery, Rosco, Elijah, Micah and Jude; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of extended family and friends.

Memorial services were Dec. 14 at the Drexel First Baptist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Show-Me Christian Youth Home.

Services were under the direction of Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel Chapel.

Paul E. Gregg
March 24, 1948 – Dec. 5, 2021

Paul E. Gregg, 73, Warrensburg, died Dec. 5 at Western Missouri Medical Center. A life-long resident of Warrensburg, Paul was born March 24, 1948, the son of Herb and Blondie Gregg.

On July 12, 1969, he married Nancy East in East Lynne.

Paul spent his career of 40-plus years in the local grocery business, but it was time spent with family and friends that truly mattered to him. His life revolved around his children’s activities, including years coaching Little League baseball and serving with the WHS Band-Aides.

He also valued time spent deer hunting with extended family in southern Missouri. Evenings and weekends, Paul could be found on his farm in south Warrensburg, enjoying time with his wife of 52 years, Nancy, and the numerous dogs and cats that also called the farm home throughout the years.

After retirement, he enjoyed woodworking, reading westerns and spoiling his grandsons.

He will be remembered as a loving son, husband, father, brother, uncle and Paw-Paws.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Carl E. Gregg.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy, Warrensburg; son, Matthew Gregg and Brenda, St. Joseph; daughter, Erin Barrier and Cody, Lee’s Summit; sister, Jo Ann Wartenbee, Harrisonville; sister-in-law, Linda Gregg, Lee’s Summit; and three grandsons, Nathan, Brandon and Sam.

Graveside services were Dec. 8 at Memorial Gardens, Warrensburg.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Worry Stones 4 Worried Kids, an organization established by the Matthew Gregg family and can be left in the care of Sweeny-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Sweeny-Phillips and Holdren Fu-neral Home, Warrensburg

Michael W. Inboden
June 8, 1952 – Dec. 5, 2021

Michael W. Inboden, 69, Harrisonville, died Dec. 5. Michael was born in Oakland, California, on June 8, 1952, the son of Charles and Kathryn Inboden.

No services are planned.

After graduating from high school, Michael served his country in the United States Marine Corps.

He is survived by his wife, Janice Inboden, stepchildren and nephew.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore.

Robert E. Paul, Jr.
April 13, 1954 – Dec. 5, 2021

Robert Edward Paul, Jr., 67, Peculiar, died Dec. 5. Bob was born in Faulkner County, Arkansas, April 13, 1954, the son of Robert Edward Paul, Sr., and Alma Arlene (Graybill).

He married Starla Attebury in 1972. Bob then served his country in the United States Navy from 1973 to 1976 where he graduated from high school.

For many years, he worked as a control operator for KCP&L before retiring at 48.

Bob was then able to live out his life on the farm and share his love for the Lord with others. Bob was a pastor and with his type A personality, enjoyed saving others.

Bob was preceded in death by his father, Robert Edward Paul, Sr.; and daughter, Tressa R. Paul-Webb.

He is survived by his loving wife, Starla Ranee Paul; son, Bobby Paul, III, and Heather; two brothers, Rudy Paul and Linda and Roy Rhoads and Jody; six sisters, Brenda Listern and Kurt, Patricia Brumlow, Cindy Campbell, Sarah Kimball and Harry, Kay Marrs and Kathy Buckley; four grandchildren, Natalia Loveall, Quinton Moore, Briana Paul and Ashley Paul; and four great-
grandchildren.

A graveside service was Dec. 10 at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore.

Lary D. Vass
Aug. 10, 1953 – Dec. 7, 2021

Lary Dea Vass, 68, Urich, died Dec. 7 at St. Luke’s East Hospital, Lee’s Summit. He was born Aug. 10, 1953, in Macon, the son of Lloyd Wayne Vass and Wanda Mae (Lea) Vass.

He was an industrial arts teacher for 25 years, teaching in Owensville, Ballard and the last 20 years he taught at Sherwood School, Creighton.

He was a faithful and active member of the Heart of Life Church, Garden City.

He participated in numerous mission trips to Taiwan, Africa and various locations.

He very much enjoyed helping with the Wednesday night youth groups.

He was a former member of the Clinton Bass Club. Lary enjoyed fishing, tying his own jigs and camping with family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Carol Shipp; and a sister-in-law, Renee Vass.

Surviving are two brothers, Gary Vass, of the home and Terry Wayne Vass and Nancy, Bevier; four nephews, Adam Shipp and Paula, Columbia, Jason Vass and Lindsay, Excello, Laremy Vass, Bevier, and Jaremy Vass, Bevier; a niece, Amy Shipp and Adam Aholt, Lee’s Summit; and a brother-in-law, Mickey Shipp, Macon.

Funeral services were Dec. 13 at the Heart of Life Church, Garden City.

Interment will be in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Macon.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Heart of Life Youth Group and these donations may be left in care of the funeral home.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton.

Justin M. Wages
Dec. 7 – Dec. 2, 2021

Justin M. Wages, 37, Peculiar, died Dec. 2. Justin was born in Kansas City, Dec. 7, 1983, the son of Kenneth and Nora Wages.

Justin graduated high school and began his career in the concrete construction industry where he worked for more than 20 years. In 2018, he and his brothers started their own concrete construction business, Baileys Concrete Construction.He

married Hollie in December 2006 and experienced the birth of his children, Aidan in 2009 and Avery in 2013.

In life he enjoyed spending time with family and friends, but the true light of his life and what brought him the most joy and happiness were his children.

Justin was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, James and Dorothy Wages; his maternal grandparents, John and Mary Murphy; and niece, Bailey Wages.

He leaves behind his wife, Hollie; son, Aidan; daughter, Avery; his parents, Kenneth Wages and Peggy Driver and Nora Wages and Jim Wiggins; two brothers, Jason Wages and Joshua Martiny, John; nephew, Brennen Wages; also several cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to the family at the following link: ttps://www.gofundme.com/f/vyaj8-justins-family?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1

Funeral services were Dec. 11 at the Peculiar United Methodist Church, Peculiar.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore.

Robert M. Cummins
Nov. 14, 1949 – Dec. 9, 2021

Robert “Bob” McClellan Cummins, 72, Drexel, died Dec. 9 at Olathe Medical Center. Bob was a lifelong resident of Bates County and was born in Butler on Nov. 14, 1949, the son of Ralph McClellan Cummins and Anna Lee (Abnot) Cummins.

Bob started elementary school in Merwin in 1954 and continued his education in the Merwin ConsolidatedDistrict with the Amsterdam and Amoret schools into Miami School, graduating with the class of 1967.

After high school, he went to US Trade Mechanic School in Kansas City in 1968, graduating in 1969. After mechanic school, he worked at Kahn Chevrolet in Butler as a mechanic and has had other miscellaneous jobs through the years.

Bob was hired on at Allis-Chalmers in 1972 in Independence starting in the sheet metal department, moving on to sheet metal machine setup, then moving into their welding department and finally into the finished product inspector role where he stayed until they closed the plant in 2000.

After the plant closed, Bob went to truck driving school in Fort Scott, Kansas, getting his license in 2001. He started over-the-road truck driving for Swift Transportation and later drove specifically with Walmart loads contracted to Swift Transportation trucking.

In 2014, Bob started driving for Mike Cronk contracted to Debrick Trucking Co. in Paola, Kansas, until retirement in January 2021.

Bob started his family, marrying childhood friend Sarah Ann Laycock Sept. 1, 1973, and they had twin boys in June 1974.

Bob and Sarah started square dancing in 1979 and danced with the Apple Dumplings in Appleton City and the Crosstrailers of Independence and danced until 2005. In the early years of their dancing time, they took up clogging with The Klogg Hoppers in Kansas City.

Bob was preceded in death by both of his parents, Ralph McClellan Cummins and Anna Lee Cummins; four aunts and an uncle.

He is survived by his wife, Sarah Ann Cummins of the home, Drexel; their two sons and their wives: Robert McClellan and Glenda Cummins, Drexel, and James McClellan and Helen Cummins, Louisburg, Kansas; four grandchildren, Austin McClellan Cummins, Dakota James McClellan Cummins, Cooper Lee-McClellan Cummins and Bryan Jacob McClellan Cummins; a sister-in-law, Rosa and George Enos, Adrian; two aunts: Norma Hoover of Deer Trail, Colorado, and Jessie Steimel of Canyon Lake, California; and a host of cousins.

A visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 29 at the Atkinson Funeral Home, Adrian. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Dec. 30 at Joyful Sound Worship Center, Peculiar. Inurnment will be at 2 p.m. Dec. 30 at West Point Cemetery in Amsterdam.

Memorial contributions may be made to Joyful Sound Worship Center.

Arrangements Are under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Adrian.

Lillie Morris
Oct. 15, 1951 – Dec. 3, 2021

Lillie Morris, 70, Butler, died Dec. 3 at Research Medical Center, Kansas City. She was born Oct. 15, 1951, the daughter of Frank and Elmira Curtis Tohannie in Winslow, Arizona.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Scott, Wesley and Peter; and two sisters, Sarah Leeand Ma rie Yazzie.

Lillie is survived by her husband, Chester Morris, Butler; a son, Clayton Morris and wife, Yaneth, Butler; a stepson, Zachary Morris, Archie; six siblings, Ned Tohannie, Seattle, Washington, Laverne George, Delcon, Arizona, Sadie Jensen, Phoenix, Arizona, Rose Lamorie and Irene Tohannie both of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and Silas Tohannie, Luepp, Arizona; and four grandchildren, Alan, Anaih, Daniel and Hope.

Funeral services were Dec. 10 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler. Burial was in Morris Cemetery, Butler. Contributions are suggested to Morris Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler.

Darrell D. Stevener
June 23, 1954 – Dec. 2, 2021

Darrell Donavan Stevener was born to Raymond and Myra (Gibson) Stevener on June 23, 1954, in Nevada and he died Dec. 2. Darrell married Debbie West in 1992. Together they had four children, Talana, Josh, Mark and Traci.

Darrell attended the Rich Hill schools and graduated in 1972. While in high school, he was the captain of the football team and a record-earning member of the track team.

Darrell entered the family farm out of high school and would eventually take it over with his brother, Phil. Being from a long line of farmers, it was in his blood. Darrell had a passion and talent for the craft. He and Phil worked to grow the family enterprise for nearly 50 years so its legacy can continue for generations more.

Darrell was known for his genuinely kind, easy-going and often goofy demeanor. He was always willing and ready to help others.

Darrell was generally the “quiet” life of the party, pulling pranks and telling jokes. If you stayed around long enough, you might even get a new nickname, but not necessarily one you could use in public.

He had a love for Disney, cars, traveling and a good restaurant. When you lost him on a family trip you could usually find him at the nearest eating establishment getting a snack.

As much as he liked to travel, he always wanted to be home in Rich Hill for the Fourth of July celebration. At home or afar, what mattered most was that he was spending time with his family creating memories which will be forever cherished.

arrell was a friend to many and would do anything for those he loved.

Darrell was preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter; aunts and uncles.

He is survived by his wife, Debbie, of the home; children, Talana Sullins, Josh and Tracy Sullins, Mark and Morgan Stevener and Traci Stevener; grandchildren, Maddy, Morgan, Megan, Emma, Brynn and Elle; brother, Phil Stevener; brothers-in-law, Roger West and Rick West; sister-in-law Tammi and Robert Irwin; cousins, Dixie Black, Mike and Cindy Wheatley Black, Chuck and Marti Gibson, Lester and Sara Gibson and Paul, Jr., and Pam Stevener; life-long friends Jerry and Tammy Williams; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services were Dec. 7 at the Rich Hill First Baptist Church. Burial was in the Green Lawn Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill.

Marie C. Wilson
July 21, 1932 – Dec. 3, 2021

Marie C. Wilson, 89, Clinton, died Dec. 3 at her son’s home in Clinton, after a short illness. Lillie “Marie” Wilson was born July 21, 1932, in Bates County, the daughter of Hazel and Fred Cornell.

On June 7, 1952, Marie married Richard P. Wilson. To this union four children were born, Rick and Jeanne, Linda, Fred and Donnie and Kathy, all of Clinton.

Marie loved her church. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church for 62 years. She worked for Osage Valley Electric for several years. Marie loved playing cards, bowling and watching her children and grandchildren play ball.

Along with her four children, Marie is survived by three sisters and a brother, Betty, Oklahoma, Freda, Clinton, Richard Dale, Harrisonville, and Connie, California; 11 grandchildren, Matt, Crystal, Nichole and James, Lindsey and Matt, Erin, Daniel and Rachel, Brad and Andrea, Wendy and Brian, Amy and Jeff, Nolan and Jordan; 18 great-grandchildren, Hannah, Nicholas, Kannon, Konnor, Cole, Elnora, Kyler, Cambrie, Carlie, Keegan, Iva, Danny, Freddy, Baker, Caroline, Lillie, Tristan and Adelynn.

Funeral services were Dec. 9 at the Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton, with burial following in the Vansant Road Cemetery, Clinton. Memorial contributions in Marie’s name are suggested to the First Baptist Church of Clinton and may be left in care of the funeral home.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home in Clinton.

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