Jacquline “Jackie” Carpenter

In Loving MemoryJacquline “Jackie” Carpenter, 72, of Drexel, MO. passed away Friday, April 10th, 2015 at her home in Drexel. A visitation will be held Wednesday April 15th, 2015 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Mullinax Funeral Home – Drexel Chapel, Drexel, MO. (660-679-0009). Contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at http://www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.  

Jacqueline Marie Leonard Eurton Carpenter lost her battle with cancer Friday April 10, 2015 at 6:40. She was at home surrounded by Family and Friends. Jackie was born to Maxine Mayfield Leonard and Paul Carpenter December 2, 1942. Jackie lived most of her life in Wichita. She graduated From Wichita South High Class of 1960.  She married Tom Eurton 1960 then came their one and only daughter Judy Lynne Eurton Jacobs on September 11,1965. Jackie was a people person and loved to waitress. Most of her life she waitress. She also loved camping, Fishing, dancing, playing bingo and most of all CASINO’S! She said it relaxed her.

She left behind one Daughter Judy Lynne Eurton Jacobs of Drexel, MO, Grandson Brandon Jacobs and his wife Alexandra, Great Grandson Nolan and Great granddaughter Mia of Wichita, KS, Grandson Justin Jacobs, his wife Chelsea great granddaughter Lily and Khloe of El Dorado Springs, MO. Adopted granddaughter Josi Cortese and Great Granddaughter Alyssa Cortese of Port Orange, FL. Many Nieces and Nephews and Cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her “Dad” John Leonard and her Sister Dianne Rainbolt.

Steven W. Cox

In Loving MemorySteven Wayne Cox, 58, of Butler, MO passed away April 7, 2015 at his home in Butler. Celebration of life services will be held 3:00 pm Saturday May 2nd 2015 at the home of Clint & Sharon Schuman, 301 S. Olive St. Butler, MO 64730. Contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society or Heartland Hospice. Cremation under the direction of Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009) Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com

Steven was born May 28, 1956 in Kansas City, MO to Irene Cox (Johnson). He was united in marriage to Glenda Jones Cox on February 14, 1992.

Steven loved fishing, hunting, dirt track racing, and bowling. He enjoyed cookouts and spending time with his family and friends, especially the grandkids. He was preceded in death by his mother Irene Henry. Steven is survived by his wife of 23 years, Glenda Cox of the home, son Tim Cox (Crystal), of Butler, MO, Steven Cox, Jr. (Chrissy) of Butler, MO., daughter Heather Jones (Phillip) of Butler, MO., daughter Chandra Hanes of Butler, MO., son Jimmy Dickens (Robin) of Butler, MO., daughter Ashley Cox Luker of Idaho and 15 grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Norris Smith (Eva) of Butler, MO., sisters, Rosalie Smith of Belton, MO., Debbie Miller (Rex) of Belton, MO., and Linda Roberts (Tommy) of Butler, MO., along with many nieces and nephews and his beloved dog Rodeo. Steven was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and will be forever in our hearts and missed by his loving family and many friends.

Dale Dean

In Loving MemoryG. Dale Dean, 92 of Prairie Village, Kansas passed away Sunday, April 5, 2015 at Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Shawnee, Kansas. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Thursday, April 9, 2015 at the Mullinax Funeral Home – Drexel Chapel, Drexel, Mo. (660-679-0009) with Greg Mullinax officiating. Visitation prior to services from 1-2 PM at the chapel. Burial with U.S. Navy Honors will follow in Sharon Cemetery near Drexel. Contributions are suggested to any charity of the donor’s choice, and messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.

Dale was born on the family farm near Drexel, Missouri on September 19, 1922, the second son to John and Viola (Irish) Dean. He started his education walking to Woodland School, a one-room school house located a mile from home. After three years he went to school in Drexel, graduating with the class of 1941.

In January of 1942 he moved to San Diego, California and worked in an aircraft plant until June of 1944 when he entered the U.S. Navy. Dale served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Boxer during World War II. When he was discharged from the Navy in June of 1946 he returned to live in Kansas City.

He met Phyllis Guetschow in March of 1948 and they were married in October of that year. There were three wonderful children born to this marriage: Jacqueline, Philip, and John. Dale worked for General Motors from February of 1949 until February of 1979, retiring after 30 years.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Johnnie Dean, and adopted sister, Myrtle Witt. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis of the home; children Jacqueline, Philip and John; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

David Cox

In Loving MemoryDavid Park Cox, a life long resident of Bates County, passed away at his home on March 29, 2015 at the age of 87. Private family Celebration of life services and burial will be held at Fort Scott National Cemetery, Fort Scott, KS. Services under the direction of Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler, (660-679-0009). Contributions are suggested to the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home, 11300 Charles Rock Road, Bridgeton, MO 63044-2793. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.

David was born December 11, 1927 to Richard and Pearl (Wade) Cox. He grew up on their family farm and attended a one room school before graduating from Butler High School with the class of 1945. In 1946 David enlisted in the US Navy and served on the submarine, USS Caiman. He then returned to farming and married Beverly Gander in 1952. Two children were born to this union. They moved to their farm located in the Pleasant Gap Township in 1955, where he resided until the time of his death. In his farming years he was active in the State Cattlemen Association, Pork Producers and a 4-H leader for 10 years. Conservation of the land was always a top priority and in 2005 he received the Bates County SWCD Wildlife Habitat Award. In the past years he was active in his church and had a special interest in the Baptist Children’s Home and mission work. At the time of his death he was a member of the First Baptist Church of Nevada. He is survived by Beverly, his wife of 63 years, daughter Sharon and Husband Theo Martin of Gladstone, MO, son Paul and wife Susan Cox of College Place, WA, and sisters Bettie Scifers, Virginia Baker, Joan Ghere, and Sara Burch.

Dwayne Carlton

In Loving MemoryDwayne Jess Carlton, 80 of Passaic, Missouri passed away March 29, 2015 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Funeral services will be 2 PM Friday, April 3, 2015 at Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler. Visitation prior to services, from 1-2 PM at the funeral home. Cremation will follow services. Contributions are suggested to any charity of the donor’s choice, and messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.

Dwayne was born November 3, 1934 in Idaho, the son of Jesse E. and Edith Carlton.

He was very proud to have served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years, earning the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, and the U.N. Service Medal among his accomplishments. Dwayne loved fishing and bingo, but particularly enjoyed going on road trips. He enjoyed dancing, and in his later years, accompanying his wife Evelyn to family gatherings. He was particularly proud of how much his family had grown over the years.

Dwayne was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Evelyn; and one daughter, Laurie Bismarck; as well as a grandson, Michael Carlton, Jr. He is survived by a son, Steve Carlton and wife Maria of California; daughter Debbie Carlton of California; and son Mike Carlton and wife Virginia of Passaic; stepdaughter Bonnie and husband Lester, and stepson Clayton and wife Cindy; and adopted children Jim and Rachel Lane; granddaughter Dannette Carlton of Scotland; grandson Kerry Carlton of Butler; granddaughters Dena Frye and Dawn Green, and grandson Clifford Frye, as well as son-in-law Chris Bismarck, all of New York; and seven great-grandchildren.

Robert Fahnestock, Jr.

In Loving MemoryRobert Vernon “Bob” Fahnestock, Jr., age 74, of Ottawa, Kansas, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Ransom Hospital in Ottawa. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 2nd at 2:00 pm at the Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009) with Bro. Bill Perkey officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 pm prior to the funeral service. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions are suggested to Kansas City Rescue Mission, 1520 Cherry St. KC, MO 64108, www.kcrm.org. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at http://www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com

Bob was born August 3, 1940 in Butler, Missouri to Robert Vernon Fahnestock, Sr. and Jewell Cordelia (McGuire) Fahnestock. Bob graduated from Butler High School in 1958 and joined the U. S. Navy.

Bob retired from military service with the U.S. Navy (1982) as an electronics technician first class after a 20-year career that spanned duty as a cryptologist; operations supervisor; photographer; radio station operator; radio traffic analyst; military intelligence processor; electronics, nuclear instrument and nuclear power technician; and chemical dependency counselor, instructor and administrator. He served in California; Florida; Washington; Bremerhaven, Germany; Puerto Rico; Kamiseya, Japan; Philippine Islands; Phu Bai, Vietnam; and at sea aboard the USS Joseph P. Kennedy, USS Fulton, USS Nimitz, USS Sailfish, USS Ticonderoga, USS America, and USS Denebola.

His military awards include the Navy Achievement Medal, Navy Unit Commendation (two awards), Navy “E” Ribbon, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Vietnam Service Medal (with one bronze service star), National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal (four awards), and numerous letters of commendation.

Bob held a master’s degree in social work from the University of Kansas, School of Social Welfare, and a bachelor’s degree (magna cum laude) in social psychology. He earned both academic degrees while working at full-time jobs.

Bob joined the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as an alcoholism counselor at the VA Medical Center, Leavenworth, Kansas in 1982. He later became clinical coordinator for the hospital’s chemical addiction unit. During VAMC employment he became familiar with the Vet Center in Kansas City and volunteered as a c-facilitator for group counseling prior to joining the staff as a counselor in mid-1985. Bob was selected as team leader in Wailuku (Maui), Hawaii, Vet Center and assumed the position in January 1991. He was promoted to Region 4-B deputy regional manager in mid-1993 and in that position he shared managerial responsibility for over 30 Vet Centers in the Pacific Western region. He transferred back to field duty as team leader at Oakland, Calif., Vet Center in July 1997, a position he held until his retirement, in July 2005 with over 40 years of combined federal and military service. Bob opened a private practice in psychotherapy in Solano Country, California and continued this work until September 2009, when he retired and moved with his wife, Keteri, to Ottawa, Kansas.

Bob was simply an exceptional human being. He was a deeply caring and gentle “old-soul”. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, son, uncle and friend. He always strove to treat others as he wanted to be treated, and to love, as he was loved. Bob had a huge heart. He was friend, counselor and even a father figure to many of his children’s friends. He was a master of self-restraint, preferring to listen, rather than speak, and to speak only if it was true, necessary and kind. His calling in life was to relieve the suffering of others, which he manifested as a social worker for Veterans, his love of family, and his deep friendship with a world-wide host of friends.

Bob would characterize himself as “just a Missouri country boy”, yet Bob was a life-long student and citizen of the world. Bob’s true love of music developed at an early age, when he was part of a family, country western band with his parents, Bob & Jewell, and two brothers, Dan & Jim. Bob carried his music with him around the world as a singer, song writer and performer. Bob spoke through his music and lyrics by writing melodies from the heart. He leaves behind a legacy of recorded music and memories for his family and friends.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Jim Fahnestock, a son Robert Fahnestock Gentle, and a daughter Robyn Ayn Fahnestock Gentle Strayer.

He is survived by his wife, Keteri of the home; his children, Robert Fahnestock (Charlotte) Basehor, KS; Troy Fahnestock (Jennifer) Kansas City, MO; Chris Fahnestock (Phaedra) Kansas City, MO; Sarah Fahnestock Williams (Kaleb), Kansas City, KS., Mack Blacksmith, Benicia, CA; and Peter Blacksmith, Benicia, CA.; his brother, Daniel J. Fahnestock (Nikki); and sister-in-law, Janet Fahnestock Butler, MO; 13 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, two of which will be born this year.

Dave Gilbert

In Loving Memory

Lawrence David “Dave” Gilbert, 74 of Drexel passed away March 24, 2015 at Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park, Kansas. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Saturday, March 28, 2015 at South Fork Baptist Church near Drexel with Pastor Steve Bartholomew officiating. Visitation Friday evening, 5-7 PM at Mullinax Funeral Home – Drexel Chapel (660-679-0009). Interment will be in Sharon Cemetery. Contributions are suggested to Drexel FFA, or South Fork Baptist Church. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.

Dave was born February 10, 1941 in Harrisonville, Missouri, son of Thomas David and Ella Lorraine Ladd. He attended school in Harrisonville. He married Phyllis Spencer on June 15, 1960.

Dave spent a short time working in the brick yard in Harrisonville. He also worked in the orchards in California. However, most of Dave’s working years were spent in the agriculture fields. Dave spent many years loading and unloading grain. Mixing grain for livestock, loading fertilizer trucks, unloading trucks for harvest and helping farmers with chemicals. After working for years in the grain elevator he went to work delivering fuel to area farmers. He finished his working career pumping gas and drinking coffee with a host of friends. Dave enjoyed yard work, gardening, hunting, fishing and spending time with grandkids.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents and two infant siblings, Darrell and Julia. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Phyllis; son Thomas K. Gilbert and wife Carey; son, David W. Gilbert; daughter, Lisa S. McCubbin and husband Dwight; son, Darrell L. Gilbert and wife Sheryl; grandkids Kevin, Steven, Jordan, Brandon, Faith, Tyler, Rachel, Spencer, Jonathan, Shelbi, Joshua, Andrew and Adam; great-grandchildren Jesse, JoJo, Junior and Ayden; brothers Allen Gilbert and wife Patsy, and Paul Gilbert and wife Kathy; and sisters Alice Cummings and husband Ferrell, and Nora Van Antwerp.