Leroy Ashford

In Loving MemoryArrangements for Leroy Ashford are Cremation, with a Celebration of Life to be held at a later time. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com. Cremation under the direction of the Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler, Missouri.

Ellis Leroy Ashford, 77 of Adrian, Missouri passed away July 23, 2014 in Warrensburg, Missouri. He was born July 18, 1937 in Bethany, Missouri, son of Roy and Dorothy (Funderburg) Ashford.

Leroy was preceded in death by his parents, as well as one son, Ronnie Ashford. He is survived by his wife, Florene Ashford of Adrian; son Randy Ashford and wife Liz of Raytown, Missouri; son Michael Ashford of Marshall, Missouri; daughter Angela Dickens and husband Bobby of Marshall, Missouri; as well as grandchildren Jake, Luke and Lindsey Ashford, and Latoya Dickens.

Madeline McKnight

In Loving MemoryArrangements for Madeline McKnight are Cremation, with no public services scheduled at this time. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com. Cremation under the direction of Mullinax Funeral Home in Butler, Missouri (660-679-0009).

Madeline Peers McKnight, 81 of Lee’s Summit, Missouri passed away July 22, 2014 at Lee’s Summit Medical Center in Lee’s Summit. She was born April 23, 1933, daughter of James and Rebecca (Briggs) Bradley.

Madeline is survived by two daughters, Shirley Spencer of Lee’s Summit, Missouri and Joanne McKnight of Kansas City, Missouri, as well as other family members and friends.

A complete obituary will be provided as the information becomes available.

Roy Crawford

In Loving MemoryFuneral services for Roy Crawford will be 2:00 PM Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Mullinax Funeral Home in Butler, Missouri. There is no visitation. Burial with U.S. Military Honors in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Contributions in honor of Roy are suggested to Grace Hospice. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.

Roy Lee Crawford, 91 of Kansas City, Missouri and formerly of Butler, Missouri went home to be with the Lord July 22, 2014 in Kansas City. He was born June 24, 1923 in Morris, Oklahoma, son of Andrew and Mabel (McMorris) Crawford.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife. He is survived by a son, Allen Crawford and wife Deborah of Butler; son Timothy Crawford and wife Irene of Seattle, Washington; daughter Bethel Ruth DeShon and husband David of Piedmont, Alabama; son John Crawford and wife Kathy of Lawton, Oklahoma; daughter Mary Hutson and husband Ron of Kansas City, Missouri; 16 grandchildren, as well as many great-grandchildren.

Eula Manser

Eula ManserFuneral services for Eula Manser will be 11:00 AM Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler, Missouri. Visitation will be prior to services from 10 – 11 AM at the funeral home. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Contributions are in memory of Eula are suggested to the Bethel Primitive Baptist Church in Adrian, Missouri. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at http://www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.

Eula Fern (Jackson) Manser, 102 of Rockville, Missouri passed away July 21, 2014 at her home under the care of her family. Eula was born December 16, 1911 in Bates County, Missouri, daughter of Charles and Rosa (Stark) Jackson. With a lifetime spanning over a century she has witnessed great changes in our lifestyles from driving horses and buggies to the present computer age.

Eula attended various elementary rural schools and completed eighth grade. She was married in 1934 to Carl Manser. They soon moved to a farm near Virginia, Missouri. They lived there until 1992, then they moved to Rockville to be near their daughters because of Carl’s health. Carl passed away December 16, 1992.

Eula was a homemaker who did all the things farm wives of that era did, gardening, canning, raising chickens, sewing for her family and helping her husband on the farm. She preferred outside work to the housework. In addition to crops and various livestock Carl raised Belgian draft horses and mules and they went to many fairs showing their stock, which she really enjoyed. Eula liked to crochet and made doll dresses for her granddaughters, as the grandchildren got older thy each received a crocheted afghan. Later they traveled to several places in the States, sometimes with the companionship of cousins or family members. In 1964 Eula began working as a part-time nurse aide at the Butler Hospital until retiring at the age of 63.

She carried on the heritage of membership in the Primitive Baptist Church with her ancestors being founders of Primitive Baptist Churches in this country. Her membership was in the Bethel Baptist Church in Adrian, Missouri. In later years she attended faithfully for as long as her health permitted.

Eula was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brothers Earnest, Bernie, Carl and Wesley Jackson; sisters Laura Rabourn, Maudie Smith, and Josephine Hockett; and grandchildren Larry Dennis, Calvin Embry, and Debbie Ames. She is survived by her son, Charles Manser and wife Naomi of Boulder, Colorado; daughter Jessie Watson and husband Frank of Rockville; daughter Lavonne Embry and husband Jim of Rockville; grandchildren Marla Scolman, Melissa Wager, Michael Manser, Kathy Harra, Brenda Mart, Janet Stolifer, Jeannie Parmon, Becky Barnhart, Rose DePietro, and Carol Criswell; 12 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Crystal Young

In Loving Memory

(Cremation) Memorial Services for Crystal Young will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at the Church of the Nazarene in Butler, Missouri with Pastor John Prichard officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Crystal Young Memorial Fund. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com. Cremation under the direction of the Mullinax Funeral Home in Butler, Missouri (660-679-0009).

Crystal Jean (Loyd) Young, 56 of Butler, Missouri passed away July 11, 2014 at Medicalodge of Butler. She was born March 19, 1958 in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, daughter of Ervin Lee and Phyllis Jean (Carter) Loyd Holhmen. She was raised in Peculiar, Missouri.

Crystal was preceded in death by her parents and one granddaughter, Christian Dawn Holt. She is survived by her step-mother, Dorothy Loyd of Peculiar, Missouri; brother Carter Bryan Loyd of Osceola, Missouri; brother Gerald Lee Loyd of Grandview, Missouri; half-sisters Michelle Kunze of Omaha, Nebraska; and half-sister Deborah Gudde of Independence, Missouri; step-brothers Tim Boos and Mike Boos of Peculiar; daughter Hydie Loyd Middaugh of Belton, Missouri; daughter Samantha Dawn Taylor of Butler; eight grandchildren; as well as many friends and cousins.

Clifford “Junior” Wood

In Loving MemoryFuneral services for Junior Wood will be 2:00 PM Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Mullinax Funeral Home in Butler, Missouri (660-679-0009) with Pastor John Prichard officiating. There is no visitation. Burial will follow services in Woodfin Cemetery, Foster, Missouri. Contributions are suggested to Woodfin Cemetery. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.

Clifford J. “Junior” Wood, 76 of Rich Hill, Missouri passed away July 8, 2014 at Heartland of Willow Lane in Butler, Missouri. Junior was born May 20, 1938 in Bates County, Missouri near Hume, the son of Clifford Nevill and Jane Ellen (Shafer) Wood. He graduated from High School at Mound City, Kansas.

Junior was united in marriage to Doris Blevins on March 8, 1959. To this union two daughters were born. Junior served in the National Guard out of Pleasanton, Kansas for several years. Junior farmed and raised cattle, as well as a few years working in the coal mines.

Junior was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Doris Wood of Rich Hill; daughter Connie Board and husband Larry of Vichy, Missouri; daughter Peggy Foster and husband David of El Dorado Springs, Missouri; grandchildren Lori Robbins (George), Ashley Arwood (Tyler), Andrew Entrikin (Tanya), Alec Entrikin (Megan Binford), and Kelli Beth Board; and great-grandchildren Wayne Dale Robbins, Glen Robbins, Alli Arwood, Brihanna Entrikin, Brooklynn Entrikin, and Keigan Binford. He also leaves behind one brother, Billy Wood and wife Joyce of Foster, Missouri as well as two nephews and one niece.

Patricia “Patti Jo” Stuart

In Loving Memory(Cremation) Graveside Memorial Services for Patricia Stuart will be 11:00 AM Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Belton Cemetery in Belton, Missouri with Greg D. Mullinax officiating. There is no visitation. Services will also memorialize Patricia’s late husband, Kenneth Stuart, and U.S. Military Honors will be conferred on his behalf. Memorial contributions are suggested to Susan G. Komen Foundation (Breast Cancer). Messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com. Arrangements under the direction of Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009).

Patricia J. “Patti Jo” Stuart, 73 of Butler, Missouri passed away July 3, 2014 at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri. She was born June 21, 1941 in Kansas City, Missouri to Harold and Clariece (Smith) Adams.

Patti Jo was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth L. Stuart; and brothers Chick Adams and Jim Adams, as well as a sister, Roxie Adams.

She is survived by her children; son Mike Stuart and wife Julie, with grandchildren Marc, David, Thomas, Becky, Danny, and Katie, and great-grandchildren Bailey, Keller, Harper, and Nora; son Kenny Stuart, with grandchildren Kenneth and Samuel; daughter Christina Wright and husband Steve, with grandchildren Ryan and Hailey; and daughter Maggie Stuart, with grandchildren Karly, TJ and Kenny.

Patti Jo will be remembered as a good wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who will surely be missed.