Kenneth Baumgarden

In Loving Memory

Kenneth A. Baumgarden of Butler, Missouri passed away Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at his home in Butler. Cremation. A time of remembrance for family and friends will be from 1-3 PM Sunday, October 4, 2015 at the home of Kenneth’s mother: 12081 NE St. Rt. D, Butler, Missouri. Contributions in Kenneth’s name are suggested to Heartland Hospice. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at

Kenneth Aaron Baumgarden was born February 16, 1956 in Bates County, Missouri, son of Ray Dean Baumgarden and Jessie Irene (Carroll).

Among Kenneth’s hobbies was watching wrestling, and riding down to the creek and collecting his rocks. He was also an avid collector of Harley Davidson shirts.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his father, Ray Baumgarden; mother, Jessie Paxton; and one niece, Brandy Copeland. He is survived by his sisters, Sharon Smith of Independence, Missouri and Marsha Craig of Butler; one brother, David Paxton of Buckner, Missouri; nieces and nephews; and his beloved cat, Elrod.


Dorothy Wheatley

In Loving MemoryDorothy L. Wheatley, 89 of Butler, passed away Monday, September 28, 2015 at her home in the Double Branch community. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Thursday, October 1, 2015 at the Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler with Brother Bill Perkey officiating. There will be no visitation. Burial will follow services in the Double Branch Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dorothy’s name are suggested to the Double Branch Cemetery. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at

Dorothy Louise (Kauffman) Wheatley was born April 16, 1926 in Bates County, Missouri, daughter of Ottie and Marie (Baker) Kauffman. She was united in marriage to Robert “Bob” Wheatley on November 9, 1952.

Dorothy is survived by her husband, Bob Wheatley of Butler; daughter Becky Wheatley and husband Doug Aldridge of Gladstone, Missouri; grandchildren Alex and Scott Aldridge; one sister, Arlene Kisner and husband Clyde of Butler; and nephews Danny Kisner and wife Debbie, and Doug Kisner and wife Judy, all of Butler.

To Dorothy, family meant more than anything.

“I love you all, be strong, and take care of one another.” – Dorothy Wheatley

Ruth A. Ream

In Loving MemoryRuth A. Ream, 53 of Drexel, Missouri passed away September 27, 2015 at Crown Care Center in Harrisonville surrounded by her loving family. Cremation, with Celebration of Life services to be announced by the Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel Chapel (660-679-0009). Messages of condolence for the family may be left at

Ruth Ann (Castle) Ream was born October 15, 1961 in Jennersville, Pennsylvania, daughter of John and Joyce (Taylor) Castle.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents; and “Granny Barb” (Taylor) of Drexel. She is survived by her husband, Russ Ream of Drexel; daughter Carrie Taylor and husband Daniel of Harrisonville, with grandchildren Hayden, Cole and Rowan Taylor; son Dan Ream and wife Michelle of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, with a grandchild on the way; and son Ben Ream and girlfriend Melody of Drexel. She also leaves behind one sister, Peggy Greene and her family of New Jersey.

Gerald Bohrer

In Loving Memory

Gerald L. Bohrer, 68, of Adrian, MO passed away September 24, 2015 in Freeman, MO.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, October 3, 2015 at Mullinax Funeral Home – Drexel Chapel in Drexel, MO (660-679-0009).  Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Friday October 2, 2015 also at the chapel.  Burial will be in Sharon Cemetery, Drexel, MO.  Memorials are suggested to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Gerald Lee Bohrer was born July 22, 1947 in Kansas City, MO to Albert Samuel and Doris (Fletcher) Bohrer.  Gerald graduated from Raymore – Peculiar High School in 1966.  He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War.  Gerald was united in marriage to Wanda C. Day in 1984. He proudly worked for 47 years for LabConoco in Kansas City, MO.  Gerald was an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing at the lake, hunting, and his farm where he raised livestock.   Gerald was preceded in death by his wife Wanda Bohrer in 1989, by his parents, and a sister Delores Bohrer.  He is survived by his sister Phyllis Lyon of Drexel, MO, niece Christina Fisher and husband Aaron of Harrisonville, MO, nephew Jeffrey Lyon, step-son John Kendall and wife Michelle of Adrian, MO, and their families.








Lois Yingst Wilson

Lois WilsonLois Wilson, 83, of South Jacksonville, IL, formerly of Butler, MO. passed away Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, at Passavant Transitional Care Unit.  Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, at Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler, MO. (660-679-0009) Burial will be held at a later date in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, MO. Memorials are suggested to the Henry Pfeiffer Library at MacMurray College in Jacksonville, IL.  Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Lois (Yingst) Wilson was born Jan. 3, 1932, in Merwin, MO, the daughter of Walter F. and Ossie Lee Sells Yingst. She married Leslie Dean Wilson on Sept. 17, 1950, in Butler MO.  Mrs. Wilson had worked many years for Wells Fargo Bank in Anaheim, CA, retiring in 1988. She volunteered as the Secretary for the Grant County (NM) Republican Party for approximately 7 seven years during the 1990’s in addition to serving as Treasurer for the Silver Acres Homeowners Association. Lois was a member of the White Signal 49’ers Square Dancing Club in Silver City, NM, and the Rainbow Squares in Orange, CA. Lois enjoyed crocheting, sewing and bird watching. Her greatest joy was being a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Ralph Yingst.  She is survived by her son, Steve (Mary) Wilson of Fountain Valley, CA; her daughter, DeeAnn (Tom) Roome of South Jacksonville; six grandchildren, Alicia (John) O’Malley of Orange, CA, Daniel Wilson (Rachel Miller) of Irvine, CA, Stacie (James) Hand of Vail, AZ, Christine (Colby) Huff of South Jacksonville, Chris (Amanda) Roome of McKinney, TX, and John Roome (fiancée Laura Ashbaker) of South Jacksonville; six great-grandchildren, Christopher Roome, Abby Wilson, Evan O’Malley, Alexis Hand, Carter Wilson and Johnathan Huff; one brother, Ross (Loretta) Yingst of New Mexico, sister-in-law Pat Yingst of Kanas City, KS, and several nieces and nephews.








Irene M. Jones

Jones,IreneIrene M. Jones, 95, of Butler, Missouri passed away Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Heartland of Willow Lane Nursing Home in Butler.  Funeral services will be 11:00 am Tuesday September 1, 2015 at the Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler, MO (660-679-0009).  Visitation will be prior to services from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri.  Memorials are suggested to Nevada Seventh Day Adventist Church or Bates County Community Health Foundation.  Messages of condolence for the family may be left at

Irene M. (Terry) Jones was born December 28, 1919 in Rich Hill, Missouri to Joseph and Minnie (Beshore) Terry.  She graduated from Rich Hill High School in 1939.  Irene worked as a secretary during the war, and continued to work in Kansas City for many years following.  She retired from Bates County Memorial Hospital after 17 years.  Irene was a longtime member of the Nevada Seventh Day Adventist Church and the Rich Hill American Legion Auxiliary.  She was a very active person, loving to travel, taking her first plane trip late in life to Florida.  Her love to shop was very evident in the amount of clothing she kept in her closets.  Irene enjoyed people, family and friends alike.  She looked forward to her phone conversations and to working in her garden and watching the many birds.  She will be deeply missed by her loving family and dear friends.  Irene was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Earl Jones, four sisters and three brothers.  She is survived by her son Jerry Jones (Sharon) of Butler, MO, daughter Joetta Wineland (Russ) of Springfield, MO, son Lindy Barrett (Shirley) of Centerton, AR. 13 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.








Doris VanSlyke

vanslyke photoDoris A. VanSlyke, 74 of Springfield, Missouri passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at The Neighborhoods of Quail Creek. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Sunday, August 30, 2015 at the Mullinax Funeral Home – Drexel Chapel (660-679-0009) in Drexel. Visitation will be prior services from 1-2 PM at the chapel. Interment will be in Sharon Cemetery near Drexel. Services also in Springfield, Missouri: Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Saturday August 29, 2015, at Walnut Lawn Funeral Home, with the funeral service following at 11:00 AM. Contributions are suggested to the Springfield-Greene County Library Foundation or the Cass County Public Library for the purchase of large-print books. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at

Doris was born March 7, 1941, the daughter of Orville and Dorothy Scheib. She grew up on a farm near Drexel, MO.

She married Jack D. VanSlyke September 6, 1959. She enjoyed many years helping to run the farm she and Jack purchased in 1965 located in Amsterdam, MO. In 1989, she began working as a telephone operator for Sprint where she worked until she retired in 2002. She moved to Battlefield, MO after retirement to be closer to her grandchildren.

Doris was an avid reader. She enjoyed making candy, gardening, travel, and history. She was active in church throughout her life. She was most recently a member of the First Baptist Church of Battlefield and previously was a member of the Drexel First Baptist Church and Amsterdam Baptist Church.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Jack, in January 1988, and two daughters, Alice in 1977 and Laura in 1989.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Kyle Terrell of Springfield, MO; brother, O. David Scheib of Paola, KS; two grandchildren Collin Terrell and Miranda Terrell of Springfield; many extended family members; and a host of friends.