Donna Robinson

In Loving MemoryArrangements for Donna Robinson are Cremation, with memorial services to be announced at a later time. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to Nevada Regional Medical Center Hospice, or to the Community Food Pantry in Butler, Missouri. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com. Arrangements under the direction of the Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler, Missouri.

Donna Lee (Anderson) Robinson, 74 of Butler, Missouri passed away September 19, 2014 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. She was born March 9, 1940 in Iowa City, Iowa, daughter of Paul and Wana (Morton) Anderson.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Guy Robinson of Butler; daughter Diane Robinson and son Dana Robinson, both of Butler; and daughter Debra Davis of Wickenburg, Arizona. She also leaves behind grandchildren Jeremy Oates of St. Louis, Missouri; Caleb Oates of Butler; Brooke Thompson of Osage Beach, Missouri; Spencer Davis and Dexter Davis of Wickenburg, Arizona; great-grandchildren Romey, Jonathon and Letha Thompson of Osage Beach, Kale and Huntley Oates of Butler, and Silas Davis of Wickenburg, Arizona; as well as one sister, Joy Botkin of Butler, Missouri.

Stanley LeeMasters

In Loving MemoryGraveside memorial services for Stanley LeeMasters will be 11:00 AM Friday, September 19, 2014 in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. There is no visitation. Contributions are suggested to the Missouri Conservation Agency. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com. Services under the direction of the Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler, Missouri.

Samuel Stanley LeeMasters, 86 of Butler, Missouri passed away September 15, 2014 at his home in Butler. He was born August 18, 1928 in Butler, son of Samuel and Mary Alice (Hedges) LeeMasters.

Stanley was born and raised in Butler, and graduated from Butler High School in the class of 1947. He married Nancy Mae McConnell December 5, 1952. He worked at LeeMasters & Son Salvage yard, and also in construction for over 30 years until he retired in 1994. Stanley was a member of the Elks Lodge, and was a 50-year member of Laborer’s International Union of North America. He loved hunting, trapping, fishing, gardening and bingo.

Stanley was preceded in death by his mother and father. He is survived by a son, Sammy LeeMasters of Butler; daughter Patty Stevens and husband Lance of Duluth, Minnesota; son Michael LeeMasters and wife Debby of Butler; grandchildren Deidre Goins, Lance Stevens, Jr.; Aaron Stevens; Jason LeeMasters; Deandra Owen; Trevor Stevens; Delista Craft and Jesse LeeMasters; as well as 14 great-grandchildren.

Carla Lawrence

In Loving MemoryArrangements for Carla Lawrence are Cremation, with a Celebration of Life scheduled for 2:00 PM Saturday, September 13, 2014 in Butler City Park. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com. Cremation under the direction of the Mullinax Funeral Home in Butler (660-679-0009).

Carla J. (Tordsen) Lawrence, 71 of Butler, Missouri passed away August 26, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. She was born May 22, 1943 in Round Lake, Minnesota, daughter of Carl and Delores (Gingerich) Tordsen.

Carla was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Ronald Tordsen. She is survived by her husband, Dean Lawrence of Butler; daughter Patricia Rea of China; son Larry Lawrence of Springfield, Missouri; daughter Lynne Blevins and husband Dewayne of Sioux Falls, S.D., son Brian Lawrence and wife Crystal of Butler, and daughter Kathy Henderson and husband Allen of Butler. She also leaves behind a sister, Sandra Hardy of San Diego, California and a brother, Craig Tordsen, also of California. Carla is also survived by 32 grandchildren.

Dr. C.W. “Doc” Marsh

In Loving Memory

Funeral services for Dr. C.W. “Doc” Marsh will be 10:30 AM Saturday, August 30, 2014 at the Drexel First Baptist Church in Drexel, Missouri with Rev. Mike Cooper officiating. Visitation Friday evening, 6-8 PM at Mullinax Funeral Home – Drexel Chapel in Drexel, Missouri. Burial will follow services in Sharon Cemetery near Drexel. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the Drexel Lions Club or Heartland Hospice. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.

Dr. Charles Woodard “Doc” Marsh, 92 of Drexel, Missouri passed away August 26, 2014 at his home in Drexel. Doc, an osteopathic physician, practiced medicine for over sixty years, most of these in Drexel.

He was born in Cicero, Indiana on June 25, 1922. He was the only child of C.W. Marsh, Sr. and Olive Woodard Marsh.

Dr. Marsh graduated in 1945 from The College of Osteopathy and Surgery in Kansas City, (now known as The University of Health Sciences) where his college expenses were paid from money he received playing his saxophone in bands around the K.C. area.

He met his future wife, Rose Elaine Schwab, while he was an intern and she was a patient in the hospital for an appendectomy. They married on June 25, 1945. To this union four children were born: Donna (Joe) Ziegler and Judy (David) Still, all of Drexel, Mo.; Patricia (Daryl) Deel of Louisburg, Kansas and Charles W. Marsh III, of Shawnee, Ks.

Doc was a fifty year member of the Coldwater Masonic Lodge; a charter member of the Drexel Lions Club, where was active over sixty years; a long time member of the Bates County Shriners Club and a member of several bands in the area. (He played his tenor saxophone or the bass guitar for over seventy years!)

He traveled around the world, visiting every continent including Antarctica, and had been to all fifty states.

He built a clinic in Drexel in 1954 where he had a “no frills” practice. He didn’t take reservations – everyone waited their turn in his waiting room! He answered his own telephone calls because he didn’t have a receptionist. Paper work was a hassle, so he didn’t accept insurance, Medicare or Medicaid – cash or checks were taken. If you didn’t have money, you could pay him next time!

Doc’s parents preceded him in death. He is survived by the love of his life, Rose, of the home, his four children, ten grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. Doc also leaves behind his special Angels on Earth, Angie Jenkins, Delores Halbin and Stephanie Cravens.

He was a very wonderful and compassionate man who will be missed more than words can express!

One of his granddaughters wrote a college paper about Doc in which she stated, “Honesty, integrity, kindness and a heart larger than you can imagine are the characteristics that make my grandpa so special.”

 

Eeland Spears

In Loving MemoryGraveside funeral services for Eeland Spears will be 2:00 PM Monday, August 25, 2014 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler, Missouri with Allan Bopp officiating. Visitation prior to services from 1:00 PM until departure for cemetery at Mullinax Funeral Home in Butler (660-679-0009). Contributions are suggested to the Butler Senior Center. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.

Eeland Galena (Jones) Spears, 97 of Butler, Missouri passed away August 21, 2014 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. Eeland was born June 8, 1917 in Johnstown, Missouri, daughter of Thomas and Blanche (Barnett) Jones.

Eeland was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Elwin Spears; one son, R. Carter Spears; as well as one brother and one sister. She is survived by a son, Emil Spears and wife Judy of Blue Springs, Missouri; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law Dora Spears Carroll and husband Thomas of Appleton City, Missouri; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Richard Neal

In Loving Memory(Cremation) Graveside memorial services for Richard Neal will be 7:30 AM Saturday, August 23, 2014 in Sharon Cemetery, Drexel, Missouri with Greg D. Mullinax officiating. There is no visitation. Contributions in memory of Richard are suggested to Vitas Hospice. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.

Richard Lee Neal, 63 of Drexel, Missouri passed away August 17, 2014 at Vitas Hospice in Kansas City, Missouri. Richard was born January 16, 1951 in Harrisonville, Missouri, son of Rex and Ruth (Majors) Neal.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. He is survived by a brother, Ron (Sharon) Neal of Maiden, North Carolina; sisters Donna (Mitch) Gunnels of Kansas City, Missouri and Diana (Terry) Mayfield of Drexel; as well as nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Richard also leaves behind a host of Florida friends.

Beverly A. Sahling Borland

In Loving MemoryFuneral services for Beverly A. Sahling Borland will be 12:30 PM Thursday, August 14, 2014 at Norfleet Baptist Church in Kansas City, Missouri with Phil Crosby officiating. Visitation will be prior to services from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM at the church. Burial to follow services in Johnson County Memorial Gardens in Overland Park, Kansas. Services under the direction of the Mullinax Funeral Home in Butler, Missouri (660-679-0009). Messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.

Beverly Ann (Taylor) Sahling Borland of Independence, Missouri, who has been 69 for several years now, passed away August 10, 2014 at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence.

Beverly was born May 12, 1936 in Sarpy County, Nebraska, daughter of James Christian Sr. and Agnes Jene (Crippin) Taylor. Beverly worked many years in the home health and hospice fields and excelled in caring for others. Church activities were important to Beverly and she most recently attended and was involved in Norfleet Baptist Church in Kansas City.

Beverly remarked that she felt lucky to be alive, having survived two open-heart surgeries. Also contributing to that sentiment was the fact that Beverly’s twin sister, Barbara, passed away at birth. She was never forgotten by Beverly.

Beverly was preceded in death by her parents, four husbands, three sisters, and four brothers. She is survived by a son, Jay Sahling and wife Bridget McNabb of Kansas City, Kansas; daughter Linda Gavin and husband Robert of Australia; one brother, Floyd Taylor of Colorado; as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; and also numerous friends.