3-3-22 Obituaries

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Cora Lorraine Frazier Calvin Cora Lorraine Frazier Calvin passed away February 27th, 2022, at the age of 96. She was born at her parent’s home in Deepwater, Missouri on September 14th, 1925, …

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Cora Lorraine
Frazier Calvin
Cora Lorraine Frazier Calvin passed away February 27th, 2022, at the age of 96. She was born at her parent’s home in Deepwater, Missouri on September 14th, 1925, daughter of Ada (Manbeck) Frazier and Norman Clifton Frazier. Lorraine attended Deepwater schools and graduated in 1943 from Clinton High School. She was united in marriage in 1946 to Charles Calvin, Jr., and lived in Clinton. Her son, Van, was born April 25th, 1949, in Clinton. In 1952, they moved to Beaumont, Texas, where they lived until 1972 when Charles was transferred to Houston with the Gulf Supply Company. After his passing in 1996, Lorraine moved to Liberty Hill, Texas, to be close to Van and Jeanne Calvin, her grandkids, and eventually her great-grandkids until her passing. Lorraine had a lifelong interest in birding, flower clubs, square dancing, and visits with friends and family. She will be buried in the Liberty Hill Cemetery in the family plot beside Charles and her daughter-in-law, Jeanne Calvin Saturday, March 5th.
Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Jr.; parents Norman and Ada Frazier; sister Norma Lee Frazier; in-laws Charles and Hazel Calvin; maternal grandparents Elmer and Ida (Hurst) Manbeck; paternal grandparents Bert and Marie (Simpson) Frazier, and daughter-in-law Jeanne Calvin. She is survived by her son Van; grandson Brent Calvin and his wife Jessica; granddaughter Vanessa and her husband Richard Masiakowski; great-grandchildren Gracie and Joseph Calvin; David, Bren, and Jeanne (Gigi) Masiakowski; and other family members including Sherlyn Hebert, Stephen Loyd, Sharon Powell, Dennis Calvin, Rusty Calvin, and Terry Calvin.
Lorraine passed from a stroke with her family close by. We will all remember to feed the birds for her and think of her fondly.
Mary M. McLain
A Life Well Lived… Mary was born November 14, 1928 in Henry County, Missouri, the third daughter of Clark and Elsie Parks. Like most rural families the Parks were self-sufficient living off the land. Mother grew up during the Great Depression and told of many times the family didn't have two nickels to rub together. My grandparents grew mainly sweet potatoes, melons and other row crops to take to town to sell. The girls would help in the field and feed the livestock. Grandmother Parks was very resourceful, in making the girls’ clothing out of feed sacks or whatever she could find to put a seam in. They got water from a well ½ miles from the house and would take baths behind the heating stove on Saturday nights. They worked extremely hard to make a living and mother had fond memories of her childhood. Grandmother played an organ and the girls learned to sing harmony. They would perform at church and youth meetings. Mother's love of singing stayed with her throughout life. One of her great joys was singing in the church choir. All the girls learned to sew from Grandma Parks and Mom continued to sew throughout her life. She enjoyed making mine and sister's school clothes, prom dresses, and even our coats. I'll never forget a blouse and skirt she made me in 2nd grade. The skirt fabric was very colorful and it would twirl. The blouse, she made out of white cotton fabric with closed multicolored buttonholes in a random pattern all over the front and multicolored buttons. I loved that blouse and insisted on wearing it to school every day for weeks. I was so sad when I outgrew it but it was pretty worn! Mother loved to crochet and made beautiful suncatchers and tablecloths. She made all of our household furnishings: drapes, bedspreads and quilts. She took great pride in being a complete homemaker. Mom and Dad met at Cole School and "dated" for several years prior to marrying June 30, 1945. This was at the end of the World War II. Dad had taken his first job as Parts Manager at Alva Allen Chevrolet making $25/week. They had no car so walked to get groceries and work. She remembered standing in long lines to get towels, underclothes, etc. that were of poor quality at Penney’s. Times were hard. Mom would wash clothes on a "washboard". Dad's legs were so long that her knuckles would be raw scrubbing his work pants. When they could afford to, she got a Maytag washing machine with a top wringer and a wash tub to rinse the clothes. Her machine was in our single car garage and she hung clothes out to dry and still liked doing so until she quit doing her laundry. When first married Dad bought an old Model A Ford to fix up. They relined the inside, painted the outside black with a brush and tuned up the motor. They sold it making a little profit. Then they bought a stucco house; chiseled the stucco off and put on asbestos siding; painted and wallpapered the inside and sold for a little profit. So began their lifelong partnership of reselling. As a team they bought right; did remodels themselves and made a little money each sale. Chip and Joanna Gaines could have learned from them!! Along with being very frugal and buying right they became comfortable in life after being very poor in their younger years. She never forgot what hard work it took to get them to this place. While Dad worked many hours Mom kept track of bills and expenses down to the penny. She spent hours finding the bests interest rates for their savings and enjoyed watching it grow. Dad praised her oversight on their finances to their life becoming easier as the years went by. They never believed in borrowing so always paid cash for what they bought. Even though they lived paycheck to paycheck in the early years she never felt she had to work outside the home. She worked as checker for a short time at a local grocery store after sister and I started school. After we left home Mom worked at AT&T on the manufacturing line for 17 years to feel like she was contributing. Mother and Dad were married almost 70 years. Like most couples, they weren't a perfect match in every way. Dad was a good provider and knew the value of a good buy. Mom was a wonderful homemaker and partner to Dad. They were opposites in personality and somehow made it work. They truly believed in the sanctity of their wedding vows. Dad passed away January 2, 2015, and Mom has missed him every day. Sis passed away July 25, 2011, and we have missed her so much. Mom passed away at the age of 93 on February 23, 2022. She will be missed by those who knew and loved her. She is survived by one sister, Irma Jean Zollicker; a daughter, Linda; four grandsons and 8 great grandchildren. I find comfort in knowing that Mom is now reunited with loved ones that have gone before. I will miss her but I am happy that she is has joined Dad and Sis and is in God's loving arms. Mary's wishes were to be cremated. Graveside services will be held later this spring at Englewood Cemetery, weather permitting. Condolences and fond memories may be left online at bradleyhadley.com.
Phyllis M. Jones
Phyllis M. Jones, age 92, of Clinton, Missouri passed away on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare in Clinton, Missouri.
Phyllis Maxine Jones was born on June 26, 1929 to Everett and Sever (Hostin) Grossheider in Clinton, Missouri.
Phyllis married Paul Jones on January 2, 1949 and to this union they had one son. Phyllis was a member of the Clinton Christian Church, the Henry County Historical Society and P.E.O. Chapter IU.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.
She is survived by her son Kent Jones and his wife Glenda of Clinton, Missouri, one granddaughter Natalie and great granddaughter Shelby, and many friends.
Funeral services were held February 25, 2022 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton with Pastor Tim Wessley officiating. Special music included "Amazing Grace and Old Rugged Cross." The casket bearers were John Goth, Kurtis Moore, Scott Burgess, Sam Goth, Mike Williams and Doug Millam. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Missouri.
Services were under the direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton, Missouri.
Jodi E. Randazzo
Jodi E. Randazzo, age 55, of Clinton, Missouri passed away on Sunday, January 30, 2022 at Centerpoint Medical Center Independence, Missouri.
Jodi Edith Randazzo was born on July 30, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York to Gene and Sandra Dodge.
Jodi married her soulmate, Giuseppe Randazzo on May 20, 1990. She spent her life as a homemaker; making sure her husband and kids were taken care of above all else. She will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mom, daughter, sister, aunt, friend and grandma. She loved animals, especially her raccoons, monkeys, and wolves. She was known to take in any stray and wild animal and nurse them back to health which she loved doing. She loved her 2 monkeys that she is reunited with now in heaven. She always loved cooking and baking for her family which made sense because she was amazing at it.
Jodi had a wild and crazy spirit that kept everyone around her entertained. She was so loving and gracious and you couldn’t help but love being around her. She will be greatly missed but is leaving behind an imprint in our hearts that will be cherished forever.
She was preceded in death by her Grandma Claire and Grandpa Jack, her Aunt Iris, Aunt Harriet, and Father-in-Law, Alfonso.
She is survived by her husband Giuseppe Randazzo, her children; Joey (Emily), Johnny, and Kathrine (Brandon), her 8 grandkids, her mother Sandra Dodge, her sister Alicia (Robert), Debbie (Mikki), Genia, and cousin Cheryl (Tommy), Mother in Law, Girolama, and many other friends and family that loved her dearly.
Funeral services were held February 12, 2022 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton with Rev. David Mills officiating. Special music included "Dancing In the Sky, Spirit In the Sky and Tears In Heaven."
Services were under the direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton, Missouri.
Elizabeth Ann Stunz
Elizabeth Ann Stunz, age 94 years, passed away February 14, 2022 in Tonganoxie, Kansas.
Elizabeth was born November 18, 1927 in St. Joseph, Missouri the daughter of Charles and Philomena (Burnstein) Heerlein. She was a homemaker.
Graveside services were held February 23, 2022 in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Missouri with Rev. David Mills officiating.
Services were under the direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton, Missouri
Donna Jean Walrath
Donna Jean Walrath, age 76, passed away on Sunday, February 20, 2022 at Clinton Healthcare and Rehab Center in Clinton Missouri.
Donna Jean (Cochran) Walrath was born on August 12, 1945 to Hurley and Ruby (Rolstin) Cochran in Henry County, Missouri.
Donna was a member of Tebo Baptist Church and served on the Cemetery Board. Donna owned and operated Donna’s Drive In for more than 31 years and enjoyed serving others.
Donna was preceded in death by her husband Gilbert Walrath, her parents, her son Edwin Walrath, siblings, Verlin Cochran, Brenda Manion, and grandson Dillon Lane Walrath.
Survivors include her four children; Dennis (Loree) Walrath of Clinton, Missouri, Doug (Ranae) Walrath of Clinton, Missouri, Debbie Walrath of Cole Camp, Missouri, Darlene Kelly of Warsaw, Missouri, ten grandchildren; Megan Walrath, Adam Walrath, Tristan Robinson, Kristen Christ, Haylee Clark, Destry Walrath, Hannah Richerson, Kati Kelly, Crystal Street, Olivia VanMeter, and 15 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held February 23, 2022 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton with Rev. David Mills officiating. Special music included "When I Get Where I'm Going, Go Rest High and Amazing Grace." The casket bearers were Doug Walrath, Mike Cochran, Robert Hilton, Dennis Walrath, David Cochran and Gary Williamson. Interment followed in Tebo Cemetery, Tightwad, Missouri.
Services were under the direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton, Missouri.
Death
Notices
Stephen E. Stevens, age 64, passed away on Monday, February 7, 2022 at his home in Clinton, Missouri. Stephen's wishes were to be cremated. The family invites you to a Celebration of Life for Stephen that will be held at the Delozier Building in Clinton, Missouri from 12:00-4:00 PM on Saturday, March 5, 2022. Fond memories and condolences can be left online at www.vansant-millsfuneralhome.com.
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General Leroy Goodwin, age 78, passed away on Sunday, February 27, 2022 at his home in Clinton, Missouri. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at Vansant-Mills Chapel in Clinton with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial to follow in Antioch Cemetery in Clinton, Missouri. Memorial contributions can be made to Mt. Moriah Church and can be left in care of the funeral home. Fond memories and condolences can be left online at www.vansant-millsfuneralhome.com.
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Harold Snyder, 87 of Lowry City, Missouri passed away Sunday, February 27th at Lowry City. Funeral arrangements are Family night, Thursday March 3rd from 6-8 pm at the Sheldon Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola Missouri. The funeral will be Friday, March 4th at 10:00 am at the Park Grove Christian Church, Deepwater Missouri. Burial to follow at the Landaker Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Landaker Cemetery in care of the funeral home.
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William Vaughn, age 80, of Clinton, Missouri passed away on Monday, February 28, 2022 at Clinton Healthcare and Rehab. in Clinton, Missouri. Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home in Clinton, Missouri and are pending at this time.
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Harley Bud Wilson, age 88, of Clinton, Missouri passed away on Monday, February 28, 2022 in Warrensburg, Missouri. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM Thursday, March 3, 2022 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, March 4, 2022 at the Norris United Methodist Church, Blairstown, Missouri. Burial to follow in the Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Missouri. Memorial contributions can be made to the Norris United Methodist Church and can be left in care of the funeral home. Fond memories and condolences can be left online at www.vansant-millsfuneralhome.com.
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Barbara Jean Bohon, 73, of Windsor, Missouri, died Saturday morning, February 26, 2022, at Ridge Crest Nursing Center, Warrensburg, Mo.
No services are planned at this time. The family suggests contributions to the Windsor Farrington Park in care of the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Condolences may be left online at www.hadleyfuneralhome.com.
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James “JR” Fannon, 41, of Windsor, Missouri, died Thursday morning, February 24, 2022, in Windsor.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 5, 2022, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, with Pastor Jamie Hargett officiating. The family will receive friends before the service from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. A memorial has been established for funeral expenses and contributions may be left in care of the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Condolences may be left online at www.hadleyfuneralhome.com.
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Debbie Booyer, 65, of Calhoun, Missouri, died Thursday morning, February 17, 2022, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo.
Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 2022, at the Calhoun Cemetery, Calhoun, Mo. A memorial fund has been established to help with funeral expenses and contributions may be left in care of the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Condolences may be left online at www.hadleyfuneralhome.com.