Martha Bell Schultz

Martha Bell Schulz, 83, of Peewee Valley, Kentucky, passed away Friday, Sept 13, 2019, at Baptist Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

Martha was born on August 13, 1937, in Syracuse, MO, daughter of George and Grace Putnam. She grew up in Otterville, MO, and later moved to Sedalia, MO, where she wed Robert Eugene (Bob) Schulz on August 16, 1957. They had three children, Steven Eugene, Robert Scott and Sandra Lynn.
Until recently, she was active in her church, as a member of the choir, participant in the bell choir, a member of the Sweet Adeline’s International, and community volunteer. She especially enjoyed delivering meals with her husband for the Meals on Wheels program.

Martha worked as a secretary for Prudential Insurance Company upon moving to Sedalia and then as a homemaker focusing on her family. When her children were grown, she opened The Collector’s Gallery, a retail art gallery serving Sedalia and surrounding areas until its closing upon her retirement.

She was a talented golfer – a member of the exclusive Hole-in-One club – and enjoyed “couples golf” as a member of Sedalia Country Club for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her son Steven, her three sisters Gladys Putnam, Connie Brummett and most recently, Marjorie Smith, her four brothers Maynard, Tommy Joe, Jim and Wilbur Putnam.

Surviving her are daughter Sandy Schulz-Shelly of Louisville KY, son Scott Schulz of Franklin TN, grandchildren Ashley Bermudez, Zachary Gail, Brady Gail, Jason Schulz and Chelsea Schulz along with her five great-grandchildren Cody, Jody, Isabell, Ever Isaiah and Halle Bell all of whom she loved dearly.
She will be sincerely missed.

Marjorie E. Smith

Marjorie E. Smith, 97, of Sedalia, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at Fair View Nursing Home in Sedalia.

She was born January 16, 1922, in Syracuse, daughter of George and Grace (Roe) Putnam.

On June 3, 1951, she married her first husband Elmer R. Ehlers and he preceded her in death in 1958. On September 1983, in Sedalia, she married Glenydon “Jim” Smith.

Marg worked as a beautician in Sedalia for many years. She attended beauty school in Columbia. She was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution. She and Jim enjoyed traveling, especially in their R.V.
Surviving are her husband, Jim, of Sedalia; her sister, Martha Schulz, of Louisville, KY; her sister-in-law, Phyllis Putnam, of Sedalia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her first husband she was preceded in death by two sisters, Gladys Putnam and Connie Brummett; and four brothers, Maynard, T.J., Jim and Wilbur Putnam.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 14, at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Friends may sign the guest book from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 13 at the funeral home.

Arrangements are in the care of Heckart Funeral Home.

Patricia Kay Todd

Patricia Kay Todd  79 of Moberly formerly of Piedmont, Mo, died December 13, 2018.  She was born September 18, 1939 in Boonville, MO to Edgar L. “Red” and Ruth (Lamm) Painter.

Pat was best known in Wayne County, Missouri as a woman who wrote about snakes and other wild things in a very popular outdoor publication, the River Hills Traveler.  She Co-founded the Traveler, alongside her husband, Bob, with whom she worked for over 30 years.  Pat loved tracking the weather and volunteered with KFVS News as a Weather Woman.  Active in the community, she also had a flare for cooking, often trying new recipes on the couples’ two children, Kim and Bo.

Pat married Robert “Bob” Todd on May 16, 1959 in Boonville, MO and he survives of the home. Also surviving are her children:  Kim Todd Dickerson and her husband Bud of Moberly, MO and Bo Todd and his wife Marjorie of Festus, MO, five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, a brother, Jon Painter of Hannibal, MO, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Jim and Don Painter.

Words of comfort and support may be shared with the family at the visitation, which will be, Saturday, December 22, 2018 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Piedmont, MO. Memorial Services honoring and celebrating Pat’s life will follow.

Jo Frances Painter

Jo Frances Painter, age 92, died Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at North Kansas City Hospital.

Jo Frances was born in Enid, Oklahoma August 2, 1926 and was the only child of Albert L. and Irene Gettel.

Most recently Jo Frances had been a resident at John Knox Village in Lees’ Summit, Missouri for close to five years. She moved there from Blue Springs where she lived for approximately 25 years. While in Blue Springs she was very active volunteering at the Truman Library and the Vail Mansion plus working with the Independence Community Service League. She was a member of the Blue Springs Methodist Church at the time of her death.

In 1950, Jo Frances and Robert L. Painter were married, made their home and raised their two children in Pilot Grove, Missouri where Robert owned and operated the Hayes Painter Funeral Home, which is now Meisenheimer Funeral Home. Jo Frances worked alongside her husband at their business as well as being very active in the community. She was a member of the Cooper County Historical Society, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Daughters of the American Revolution, Otterville Garden Club as well as Wesley Chapel. She was a member of the Community Betterment organization in Pilot Grove and was involved in the creation of the Pilot Grove Park and the Community Building.

Those preceding Jo Frances Painter in death were her parents and her husband.

Surviving Jo Frances are her son Robert L Painter, Jr. and his wife Robin of Kansas City, Missouri; daughter Pamela Jeanne Wall and her husband Bill of Hilton Head, South Carolina and one granddaughter Jessica Rubinski of Charlotte, North Carolina.

A funeral service for Jo Frances Painter was held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, October 29, 2018 at Meisenheimer Funeral Home in Pilot Grove, Missouri with interment immediately following at Pilot Grove City Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Cooper County Historical Society.

Online condolences may be submitted at http://www.meisenheimerfuneralhomes.com.

Glenda L. (Warren) Fariss

Brownfield, Texas- Services for Glenda LaVern Fariss, 74, of Brownfield will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the 12th Street Church of Christ, Seagraves, TX with Silas Short officiating. Burial will be in Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery at 7:00 p.m., Goldthwaite , Texas. Officiating the graveside services will be Dayton House.

She died Sunday May 13, 2018 in Covenant Specialty Hospital in Lubbock, Texas. She was born March 21, 1944 in Alameda, California to the late William and Naomi Cole Warren. She graduated from Carlsbad High School in 1962, Carlsbad, NM. She married Milton Fariss December 4, 1963 in Carlsbad, NM and moved to Brownfield in 1978. She retired from Brownfield I.S.D. after thirty-six years of service driving a school bus and working in the cafeteria. She was a member of the O’Donnell Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by a son Rex Allen Fariss.

Survivors include her husband of Brownfield, four sons, Kenneth on Midland, Yancy and wife Sherry Fariss of Dallas, Wayne and Julie Fariss of Deridder, Louisiana and Lance and Stephanie Fariss of Seagraves. Four sisters Joyce Gill of Lubbock, Melba Ray and husband Carl of Austin, Betha Chesser of Cameron Park, CA and Pat McNeil and husband Norm of Yakima Washington; eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m., Friday, May 18, 2018 at Ratliff Funeral Home of Seagraves, Tx. The family suggests memorials be made in lieu of flowers to the Pioneer Bible Translators at 2755 West Camp Wisdom Road, Dallas, Texas 75236, with note indicating for Ministry of Yancy Fariss.

Ronald Louis Mitchell

Ronald Mitchell, 80, of Independence, MO passed away on May 6, 2018 at Village House Hospice with his loving family by his side. Ronald was born on February 10, 1938 in Kansas City, KS to David and Mary (Caudill) Mitchell. After graduating from Baker University with a degree in Business Administration, Ronald proudly joined the Army and was stationed in Fort Ord, CA. While on leave from the Army, Ronald married the love of his life, Carol Jean Solomon. In 1970 they moved to Independence, MO. Ronald, along with his wife Carol were long time members of Christ United Methodist Church. He retired from the Internal Revenue Service after 17 years of service as a collector. Survivors include; wife Carol Mitchell; son David Mitchell and his wife Sonja; daughter Debbie Dillard and her husband Ken; grandchildren Trent Mitchell, Cole Mitchell, Caroline Dillard, Claire Dillard, Bryce Dillard and Grayson Dillard. At Ronald’s request Memorial Services will be private.

Dora Margaret Cole

Dora Margaret Cole, 104, passed away Sunday, July 10, 2016 at Katy Manor in Pilot Grove. She was one of 3 children born to Owen Estil and Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Todd-Cordry in rural Pilot Grove.

Dora attended West Fork School and graduated from Pilot Grove High School in 1929. She married Noel L Cole on April 23, 1931 and were the parents of Carolyn Cole-Eichelberger.

She lived her entire life in the Mt. Nebo area, joining the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church at age 12. She served the churches of Mt. Nebo Baptist and New Lebanon Presbyterian as pianist for many years, was President of W.M.U. and Sunday School teacher.

Dora loved to garden, both vegetables and flowers, and made many quilts. She was well known for her crocheted hot pads, the many floral arrangements that adorned the altars at both churches came from wildflowers and Dora’s flower beds. She was a good friend and neighbor to all who knew her. Her faith was extremely important to her and held a high place in her life.

Dora was preceded in death by her parents, husband Noel in 1978, an infant brother, infant sister, and beloved son-in-law Joe Eichelberger in 2008.

Still living is daughter Carolyn Cole-Eichelberger, granddaughters and their families JoLynn Eichelberger-Jobe and husband Brian, Hannah Jobe-Weber and her husband Brandon, sons Wyatt and Cole, Emily Jobe-Dollich and her husband Jesse, children Hayden and Riley. Peggy Karen Eichelberger-Grissum and her husband Scott, sons Andrew Grissum and his wife Mary and son Brody, Michael Grissum; nieces Marianne Cole-Fues and Nancy Cole-Crawford; numerous family, friends, and neighbors.

Celebration of Life will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church with burial following in the New Lebanon Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6-8 PM Wednesday, July 13th at Meisenheimer Funeral Home in Pilot Grove.

Memorials are suggested to Mt. Nebo Baptist Cemetery and the New Lebanon Presbyterian Cemetery.

Online condolences may be submitted at http://www.meisenheimerfuneralhome.com.

Constance Solomon

Constance Scott Solomon passed away peacefully on March 6, 2016 following a brief illness.

Connie was born on June 30, 1940 to Arthur M. and Christine Thogmartin Scott in Springfield, Missouri. She graduated from Pittsburg High School in Pittsburg, Kansas and the University of Kansas, where she was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority. She earned her Masters degree in Special Education.

Connie began her teaching career in Kansas City, Kansas. She met and married Dr. Maurice Cochran Solomon while she was teaching hospitalized children at the University of Kansas Medical Center. They moved to Colorado Springs shortly after getting married. Connie spent the next few years at home raising her children. She then began an extensive political career that culminated in serving two United States Senators and as Chief of Staff for a United States Congressman.

Connie is survived by daughter, Allison Gorab, DDS (Ted) of Morrison, Colorado; son, Scott Solomon, MD (Mandy) of New Braunfels, TX; sister, Patricia Scott Morgan of Belton, Missouri; brother, Arthur M. Scott MD of Kennebunk Port, Maine, three nieces and one nephew. “Conki”, as she was known to her four loving grandchildren, will be dearly missed. – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/gazette/obituary.aspx?pid=178082530#sthash.bJzAfYpU.dpuf