Elenora Crawford

In Loving MemoryElenora L. Crawford, 95 of Amsterdam, Missouri passed away December 16, 2014 at her home near Amsterdam. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler, Missouri with Pastor Hank Roberts officiating. Visitation will be prior to services from 1-2 PM at Mullinax Funeral Home. Burial will follow services in West Point Cemetery, Amsterdam. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to Amsterdam United Methodist Church, West Point Cemetery, or Heartland Hospice. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.

Elenora Lorraine Jundy Crawford was born August 12, 1919, the daughter of Ray and Hattie Brown Jundy. She was called home to be with the Lord on December 16, 2014, at her home in Amsterdam, Missouri.

Elenora, one of six children, was born and raised in Amsterdam. She attended the Amsterdam School, graduating in 1937. She was united in marriage to Harvey Morton Crawford on September 14, 1938, and to this union three daughters, Janet, Donna, and Karen, were born.

From an early age Elenora developed a love of sports. From playing basketball herself, to eventually coaching the girls team at Amsterdam High School. This, back in the time when the games were still played outside and on the concrete.

Elenora worked many a job in her lifetime. She was employed by Bendix in KC, drove a school bus and was a cook for the Miami School district, and also worked for the IRS for a period of time. But Elenora found her home when she took a position working for Bass Busters in 1959. She retired from Bass Busters after 21 years of service in 1981.

Elenora loved her church and her community. She took great pride in being one of the founding members of the Amsterdam Jubilee, and she gave endless hours of her time to plan and organize it yearly. A major honor and highlight for Elenora was just this past September when she was made Grand Marshall of the Jubilee. She led that parade smiling from ear to ear, waving and blowing kisses to the crowd along the way. Elenora was very involved with the Amsterdam Methodist Church, where she has been a member for the majority of her life. She was also an active member of the Amsterdam Friendship Club, where she never missed an opportunity to help others and serve those around her.

The thing that meant the most of all to Elenora was family. Her and Harvey spent endless hours and miles in a vehicle headed to Pomme de Terre Lake, high school rodeos, various sporting events, and countless birthday parties and celebrations. They did their best to cheer on and support their kids, grandkids, great-grandkids, and great-great- grandkids in all that they did. Holidays at their home were filled with family, food, laughs, and many wonderful memories.

Elenora is survived by her three daughters: Janet Burch and husband Robert of Adrian; Donna Booth and husband Wendell of Wheatland; and Karen Grimsley of Amoret, 2 sisters-in-law, 9 Grandkids, 20 Great-Grandkids, and 2 Great-Great-Grandkids, and various nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her five siblings, her beloved husband of 67 years Harvey, son-in-law Gary Grimsley, and a Great-Grandson Blane; as well as a granddaughter by marriage, Connie Booth.

Margaret Cook

In Loving MemoryMargaret J. Cook, 91 of Butler, Missouri passed away December 9, 2014 at Adrian Manor in Adrian, Missouri. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM Friday, December 12, 2014 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Butler with Fr. Thomas Hermes as Celebrant. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 5:30 – 7 PM at Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler, where the Rosary will begin at 7 PM. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Montrose, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, National MS Society, or Adrian Manor activity fund. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.

Margaret J. (Munsterman) Cook was born November 12, 1923 in Montrose, Missouri to Joseph and Barbara Munsterman. She married Donald Cook on January 7, 1947, and to this union seven children were born.

Margaret worked three years selling Amway. She was a seamstress for over five years and would often take on many sewing projects long past those five years. She worked 19 years part-time at the Butler Grade School cafeteria. She was a full-time wife and mother aside from all those occupations.

Margaret had many interests and hobbies. She pieced quilts, gardened, often canning over 500 quarts a season. She loved to make baked goods not only for family, but also to give to friends and acquaintances. She loved to play cards with family and friends, drink coffee and socialize with friends. She also liked to read for pleasure, and she prayed daily for well over an hour. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and an active member for many years in the Women’s Altar Society, where she served as president for two years. She organized and managed many social events and activities for the church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Barbara Munsterman, her loving husband Donald Cook, and a grandson, Donald Cook. She leaves her three sons, Ronald Cook of Chilhowie, Missouri; Earl Cook and wife Tommy of Concordia, Missouri; and Kenneth Cook and wife Sheree of Adrian, Missouri; four daughters, Carol Hartline and husband Terry of Lamar, Missouri; Elaine Schraml and husband Wayne of Harrisonville, Missouri; Diane Taranto and husband Joe of Belton, Missouri; and Charlene Blacksher and husband Todd of Springfield, Missouri; 16 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 4 sisters-in-law and a host of nieces and nephews.

Lloyd Fahnestock

In Loving MemoryLloyd E. Fahnestock, 86 of Sedalia and formerly of Butler, Missouri passed away Friday, December 5, 2014 at Four Seasons in Sedalia. Graveside funeral services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler, Missouri. Visitation will be prior to services, from 10 – 11 am at Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler. Contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.

Lloyd Elton Fahnestock was born July 31, 1928, son of Jacob Henry and Marie (Cummings) Fahnestock. Lloyd was a lifelong resident of Butler, Missouri where he attended school and was a graduate of Butler High School. He is best described as an innovator who loved to tinker and invent useful items. Lloyd’s mind was always working.

Family and friends will remember Lloyd as a very kind soul who enjoyed helping others. He had a jovial spirit and could tell a tale well and greatly enjoyed doing so. Among his hobbies were outdoor activities, particularly gardening and landscaping.

Lloyd was preceded in death by his first wife, JoAnn (Smith) Fahnestock, and one granddaughter, Kathryn Burgess. He is survived by his wife Ella “Jeannie” Fahnestock of Arkansas City, Kansas; son Jay Fahnestock and wife Mary of Sedalia, Missouri; daughter Dana Lawrence and husband Cliff of Butler, Missouri; daughter Deborah Tippie of Butler; step-sons Albert Lightle, Robert Lightle, and James Lightle; grandchildren Terri Fahnestock, Jackie Davis, Patrick Lawrence, Matthew Tippie, and Joseph Tippie; as well as additional numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Tom Lewis

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Thomas Dowane “Tom” Lewis, 83 of Arroro Grande, California, passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2014 in California. Cremation, with no public services scheduled.

Tom was born May 28, 1931 in Bates County, Missouri, son of John Russell and Leta (Walley) Lewis. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Betty Lacy, Peggy Lewis and Jane Dykman, and brothers Wilford, Richard and Joe Lewis. Among survivors are his wife Dee, daughter Lora and son Ty; two grandsons and two granddaughters; sisters Missie Good of Amsterdam, Missouri; sister Alice Pitts of South Carolina, and Deana Vermillion of Oklahoma; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

This information provided courtesy of Greg D. Mullinax.

Kevin Littrell

In Loving MemoryKevin L. Littrell, 54 of rural Louisburg, Kansas passed away November 25, 2014 at Olathe Hospice House, Olathe, Kansas. Cremation, with memorial services 11:00 AM Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Drexel United Methodist Church in Drexel, Missouri with Rev. Dennis Stone officiating. Visitation prior to services from 9:30 – 11 AM at the church. Private family inurnment will be in Louisburg Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to Olathe Hospice House. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.

Kevin Lee Littrell was born June 22, 1960 in Fort Scott, Kansas, son of Lee and Sherrill (Hoover) Littrell. He attended school and graduated from Louisburg High School in Louisburg, Kansas and was an all-state football player. Later, Kevin served in the Navy for four years. He loved football but also enjoyed KU basketball, and watching all types of sports.

Kevin was preceded in death by his grandparents: James W. Littrell, Earl Hoover, and Dorothy Burton. He is survived by his parents, Lee and Sherill Littrell of Drexel, Missouri; grandmother, Leota Hoover of Mound City, Kansas; sister Lisa Spradling and husband Brent of Louisburg; sister Karla Breuer and husband Brian of Drexel; brother Kyle Littrell of Louisburg; nieces and nephews Blake and Jason Spradling, Cody and Jacob Breuer, and Clara and Ava Littrell; as well as two great-nieces and two great-nephews.

Betty Daugherty

In Loving MemoryBetty F. Daugherty, 79, formerly of Butler, Missouri passed away November 16, 2014 in Sedalia, Missouri. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler, Missouri with Dr. Terry Davis officiating. There is no visitation. Burial will follow services in Benjamin Cemetery, Amoret, Missouri. Contributions are suggested to the First Baptist Church in Butler. Messages of condolence may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.

Betty Fayrene (Counsil) Daugherty, 79, was born August 26, 1935 in Chautauqua County, Kansas, daughter of Fay and Margaret (Ruble) Counsil.

Betty was the oldest of five children, and was united in marriage November 4, 1952 in Oklahoma to Patrick Daugherty. Her major loves included frogs, the Kansas City Chiefs, Royals, and KU.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents and her husband; as well as two brothers, Larry and Gary Counsil. She is survived by two daughters: Patty Snethen and husband John of Green Ridge, Missouri, and Rose Prall of Topeka, Kansas; one sister: Sharon Pope of Everett, Washington; and one brother: Bobby Counsil of Neodesha, Kansas; seven grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Terry Allen

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Terry N. Allen, 67 of Louisburg, Kansas passed away Saturday, November 8, 2014 at his home in Louisburg. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Friday, November 14, 2014 at the Church of Jesus Christ of LDS in Paola, Kansas. Burial with U.S. Military Honors will follow in Fort Scott National Cemtery, Fort Scott, Kansas. Services under the direction of the Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler, Missouri. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.

Terry Nathan Allen, 67, of Louisburg, KS passed away the morning of Saturday, Nov 8. He was born September 27, 1947, in Garden City, KS to Roscoe and Florence Allen.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Cathy Ann Lyman, who he married on June 16, 1967.  They were the parents of six children, Shawn, Michael, Steven, Jeremiah, Amanda and Emily.  They are the grandparents of 20 grandchildren:  Jacob, Mikayla, Zachary, David, Sophia, Jamie, Morgan, Shyanne, Mersaydee, Jaxson, Nathan, Makenna, Matthew, Samuel, Claire, Noah, Olivia, Isabella, Austin and Faith.

Terry grew up in Worland, WY where he graduated from high school.  He went on to University of Wyoming later transferring to University of Washington to complete his Bachelor’s Degree.  He later received an MBA from City University.

Terry received multiple commendations and metals.  Including exceptional service from the Oregon Air National Guard and the United States Air Force.  He retired from the National Guard as a Lt. Colonel in 1995.

Terry was a pilot who flew the B-57, F-101, F-4, and the F-15.  He was in the air force from 1972-1979 and the Air National Guard from 1979-1995.  Terry worked for Horizon Airlines from 1988-2006 first as a commercial pilot, and later as a chief pilot.

Terry was a man of goals, love, service, and integrity.  There was little he decided to do that he did not accomplish.  He was a friend and counselor to all who knew him.  Those who knew him well will remember his wisdom and kindness.  He was a man of service volunteering in his church, in the scout program, and wherever he saw a need.  He will be missed.