Charles William Antwiler
Charles William Antwiler, age 81, of Warsaw, Missouri, formerly of Marshall, Missouri passed away Monday, May 2, 2022 at his home. He was born on September 20, 1940 in …
Charles William Antwiler, age 81, of Warsaw, Missouri, formerly of Marshall, Missouri passed away Monday, May 2, 2022 at his home. He was born on September 20, 1940 in Fristoe, Missouri the son of Johnny William Antwiler Jr. and Golda Faye (Downs) Antwiler. He grew up in Leesville, Missouri and graduated from Windsor High School in 1958. On October 11, 1963 Charles was united in marriage to Connie M. Johnson. They made their home in Marshall where he was employed as the Civil Engineer for the City of Marshall. In 2005 he retired and moved to Warsaw, Missouri.
Charles was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Marshall, transferring his membership to Windsor and then to his current church home at the Warsaw Assembly of God. He served his church in many capacities over the years, one of his most enjoyable ministries was his music ministry. Charles sang many years with the Sunray Gospel Singers and loved to share his love for old fashion gospel with friends, family and neighbors.
He was actively involved in the Royal Rangers and later the Royal Rangers Alumni in both Windsor and Marshall for more than fifty years.
Charles loved genealogy and to trace his ancestry. This thirst for knowledge took him across the area documenting and photographing area cemeteries. It also took him to many places across the country to find family members in many different states, going as far as Oregon on one occasion.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Connie (Johnson) Antwiler, four brothers; Donnel Antwiler, Walter Antwiler, Roy Antwiler and an infant brother Randy, three sisters; Grace Antwiler, Mary Lou Doughterty and Faye Etta Antwiler.
After the passing of his wife Connie on March 15, 2020, Charles reconnected with his longtime friend Juanita (Johnston) Eckhoff and they were united in marriage on January 1, 2021. Also surviving is a son, Charles Antwiler, Jr. and his wife Colista G., of Overland Park, Kansas, a granddaughter, Colista M. Antwiler, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, a grandson, Robert W. Antwiler and his wife Alison, of Lenexa, Kansas, five grandchildren; TJ, Tremya, Trae Marie, Toby and Troy, two sisters; Wanda Antwiler, of Trenton, Missouri and Anita Harrelson, and her husband John, of Leesville, Missouri, four brothers; Darrel Antwiler, and his wife Dorothy, of Independence, Missouri, Ronnie Antwiler, of Independence, Missouri, Johnny Antwiler, and his wife Mary, of Calhoun, Missouri and Timothy Antwiler, and his wife Tina, of Calhoun, numerous nieces and nephews other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 14, 2022 at the Warsaw Assembly of God Church, 703 Elm Drive Warsaw, Missouri 65355. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral from 10:00 until 11:00 A.M. Graveside services will follow the funeral at the Fristoe Cemetery in Fristoe, Missouri.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Southern Missouri District Royal Rangers c/o Warsaw Assembly of God, 703 Elm Drive Warsaw, Missouri 65355 (memo Charles Antwiler memorial) or donate online at https://onrealm.org/somoag/-/form/give/default (Under fund choose RR Offering – in the memo type Charles Antwiler Memorial.)
Terry William Keyte
Terry William Keyte, 66, of Clinton, Missouri passed away Friday morning, April 22, 2022 at his home. He was born January 30, 1956 in Windsor, Mo., the son of Robert William Keyte and Vivian Nell (Mather) Keyte.
He married Debbie Lea Stewart and they spent 46 years together. She survives of the home.
Terry was a truck driver for Hilty Quarries and Ed Schmidli Trucking for several years, retiring in 2005. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, going to the boats, playing the slots, but his greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his grandkids.
In addition to his wife, surviving are two sons, Mike Stewart of the home and Tony Keyte (Kerri), Des Moines, Iowa; one daughter, Tracy Keyte of the home; three grandchildren, Vivian Grace Keyte, Benjamin Robert Keyte and Matthew Hunter Keyte; one brother, Barry Keyte (Ethel), Tightwad, Mo.; two sisters, Rita Stevson (Rich), Roseland, Mo., and Becky Kaiser (David), Warsaw, Mo.; several nieces and nephews; and his fur babies, Sadie Marie and Molly Mae.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Robert Keyte, Carey Keyte and Gary Keyte.
Terry’s wishes were to be cremated. There are no services scheduled at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Condolences may be left online at www.bradleyhadley.com.
Peggy Ann Ragland
On May 3, 2022, Peggy Ann Ragland passed while being cared for by her daughter Linda Little in Florissant, Missouri. Peggy will be remembered for her generosity and for her volunteerism in her church, her community, and for wildlife conservation.
Peggy was born September 17, 1936, in San Francisco, California, in the French Hospital. She was the only child of Margie Dunn Scoles and Lester F. Scoles.
After her parents divorced when she was a child, she and her mother lived with her grandparents, C.C. and Bessie Dunn, in Urich, Missouri. Margie married Roy Gilbert Kinyon on April 27, 1944, at which time they moved to a farm north of Clinton, Missouri.
Peggy recalled, “As a small child; I remember the spring and summer grandpa was ill before he died. I spent a lot of time keeping him company. He had a birdhouse in his backyard, and we would sit for hours watching a little house wren build her nest and then later watched as her baby birds learned to fly and leave the nest. To this day,” she continued, “when a house wren builds a nest in my birdhouse, I remember that special time spent with my grandpa as his ‘Little Jenny Wren’ and how much we loved each other.”
Peggy attended first, second, and third grades at Hamilton Elementary School, grades four through six at Franklin Elementary School, and grades nine through twelve at Clinton High School. Her mother Margie was her third-grade teacher.
After meeting at a political rally in Warrensburg, Missouri, Peggy married James M. Ragland on May 4, 1956. Afterward, they moved to Florissant, Missouri.
Peggy and Jim had two daughters, Debora Ann, born January 13, 1958, and Linda Sue, born July 11, 1960.
Peggy joined the United Methodist Church in 1956 in Clinton and attended St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Florissant. Peggy had many interests: gardening, handicrafts, reading, music, and feeding birds. She loved children and enjoyed serving as a room mother and volunteering in the classroom. Peggy was active in her church, teaching Sunday school for more than 20 years and serving on the church leadership team. In addition, she volunteered in the community as a Red Cross volunteer school nurse, with the Girl Scouts, as a counselor at Camp-A-Panda in Iowa, and on election day at the polls.
She and Jim volunteered for the Missouri Conservation Commission as Hunter Education Instructors. Peggy was named Hunter Educator of the Year for St. Louis in 1996.
Peggy was blessed to have an aunt, Madge Dunn of Urich, and an uncle, Chuck Scoles of Denver, Colorado.
Peggy is preceded in death by her husband, Jim Ragland. She is survived by daughter Debora Ann and Larry Buerk of Seattle, Washington; daughter Linda Sue and Jerry Little of Florissant; grandson Nico and Joy Little and great-granddaughters Savannah and Ramona of Wentzville, Missouri; grand-daughter Megan and Aaron Daut of Seattle, Washington. Finally, ten foreign exchange students called her their American grandmother.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home in Clinton with visitation from 10:00-11:00 AM prior to the service. Burial to follow in Englewood Cemetery in Clinton.
A celebration of life for Peggy and Jim Ragland will be held on Saturday, May 14 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Florissant, Missouri.
The family will appreciate memorial gifts to Peggy’s favorite charities: St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 315 Graham Road, Florissant, MO 63031, and the Team Food Bank, 265 Saint Catherine Street, Florissant, MO 63031 or can be left in care of the funeral home.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral home in Clinton, Missouri.
Dorothy L. Myers, 92, passed away on May 5, 2022 at the home of her son, Terry L. Myers. She was born August 13,1929, at her parents’ home in Shady Grove, Mo. To Beulah and Horace Turner. She was very proud of the farm she grew up on, loved her parents deeply as she did all her family and appreciated her years in and around Clinton, Mo. When WWII broke out, Dorothy helped her Dad “turn” cantaloupes and watermelons in their absence. She loved the horses, cows, chickens, ducks and turkeys that were “passing through” the Turner farm as well as multiple family cats and dogs over the years. This love for animals and birds remained with Dorothy her entire life.
Dorothy attended Coal High School but had life long friends who lived in the city where they attended Clinton High School. She loved history and was lucky enough to travel “back east” with her teacher and his family to every National Park, battle site and cemetery between here and Niagara Falls. Upon graduation she had opportunity to go to college and her folks wanted her to do so, but according to Beulah, “Dorothy Lee had marrying on her mind.” Dorothy worked at the Cakebox Bakery after high school and saved her money prior to marrying the love of her life, Arthur Milton Myers, Jan.28,1951, when he was honorably discharged from the Army Air Corp and returned to Clinton, Mo. With Milt’s brother Jim and his wife Natalie Briggs Myers by their side they had a small wedding by their favorite minister at the pastor’s home in Bolivar, Mo. The honeymoon destination was Nashville, Tennessee, however one of the worst ice storms in the history of Midwest changed plans and the newly weds had a honeymoon in Springfield. Dorothy and Milt soon moved to “the big city” of Kansas City, Mo. where she was a homemaker and he worked at the U.S. Post Office, downtown across from Union Station. Their first home was an apartment at his Aunt Pearl’s building, surrounded by people they loved, Doris, Charles Bernard Mobley and their daughter Carolyn Louise, who was like as sister to Dorothy and Milt. During the time Dorothy and Milt lived downtown, she worked for Hallmark Cards until a month before their first child was due to be born. Dorothy and Milt moved out south to their first house that they turned into a home. Their neighbors, the Reeves, would become lifelong friends. Milt continued to work at various Post Offices closer to their home. Gloria Jean was born October 10,1955 follow by their son, Terry Lynn, Sept.14,1959. Dorothy always put her family (and others) first, never missing little league games, music concerts, school plays or other milestones for her husband, children and grandchildren. Dorothy started working in retail at Macy’s at a brand-new shopping center, The Landing, which became a great source of independence and joy because she loved people and certainly enjoyed the discounts for clothes. Dorothy worked not only at Macy’s at the Landing, but at Stix, Baer, & Fuller, finally retiring from Dillard’s in her 80’s. Lucky for Dorothy, being the biggest baseball fan in the world, after Milt “retired” from the Post Office, he continued working for Major League Baseball. Dorothy loved going to the Royals games and rarely missed a home stand.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, an older brother, Donald, who was stillborn, as well as her second grandson, Foster Gabriel Roberts, who was stillborn May 10,1991 and her beloved husband, Arthur Milton Myers, March 19,2020. Milt and Dorothy were married nearly 70 years.
Dorothy is survived by her two children, Gloria Roberts (Jeff), Terry Myers, three grandsons, Spencer and Adler Roberts (Anna), Glen Myers and one granddaughter, Katie Myers each of whom she loved deeply. Dorothy was also very happy to know Adler and Anna are bringing her first great granddaughter, Rain Grace, into the world this June. Dorothy said, “this means God wants the world to go on.” She also leaves a beautiful dog, Sierra, who was her closest buddy in the last weeks. We all will miss her terribly.
In lieu of flowers, in Dorothy’s honor, please consider making a donation to Grace Point Baptist Church, 10415 Chestnut Dr, Kansas City, MO 64137, (816) 761-4342
Visitation will be at Consalus Funeral Home, 209 S. Second, Clinton, Mo.64735 from 12-1:30, with graveside service held at 2PM, Englewood Cemetery.
Quote: “Smile and the world smiles with you, frown and you frown alone.” President Taft
Dorothy always had a smile on her face for the people she encountered throughout her life. She was indeed a “Proverbs 31 woman”, “Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.” Proverbs 31:30.