Monday, November 20, 2017

From the Adrian Optimist Club





Updated Obituary - Mary "Earlene" Robinson Jenkins

Mary "Earlene" Robinson Jenkins
Mary "Earlene" Robinson Jenkins, 93, Adrian, MO, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Serenity Rehabilitation Center, Butler. 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at the Adrian United Methodist Church with visitation from 1:00-2:00. Burial will be in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian. Memorial contributions may be made to Adrian United Methodist Church.

Earlene was born April 10, 1924 in Adrian, MO, the daughter of Edward Earl and Mary (Roblin) Robinson. She attended Coleville Elementary School until 8th grade, graduated from Adrian High School in 1941 and attended Kansas City College of Commerce. She was baptized as a junior in high school in the Grand River in Cass County. She attended the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Crescent Hill until it burned and then the Adrian United Methodist Church. Earlene worked at Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, and after the war began, she worked at the B-25 Fairfax Bomber Plant in Kansas City, KS and Pratt & Whitney (Allied Signal).

On December 10, 1944 in Bartlesville, OK, Earlene was united in marriage to her husband of 71 years, William Karl (W.K.) Jenkins by Uncle Art Eveland. In 1949 they moved to their home and farm 4 miles northwest of Adrian in Crescent Hill. To this union six children were born. She was a strong farm woman, dedicated wife and mother who devoted her entire life to her children. Without fail she would place the needs of her children ahead of her own. W.K. and Earlene were proud that each of their six children were graduates of the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Earlene lived in her home until heath problems in May 2017. She was an accomplished pianist, and enjoyed sharing her talent by playing at church and the care center. Earlene was known for cooking simple but delicious hearty meals and her recipes were featured in several publications. She loved feeding and watching her birds out her kitchen window. She was an avid gardener; growing flowers from seed collected from her many travels. Being the daughter and a wife of World War veterans, Earlene knew what sacrifice meant and appreciated the simple pleasures of life.

Earlene was preceded in death by her husband, W.K. Jenkins, daughter-in-law, Barbara Jenkins, brother, James Robinson, brother-in law, Homer Stone. Her grandson, Alexander Jenkins joined her in heaven on November 19, 2017. 

Earlene is survived by children Karl Jenkins, Rich Hill, Bob Jenkins and wife, Kris, Rich Hill, Mary Anne Green and husband, Steve of Adrian, Karla Jenkins Wilson and husband, Trent of Butler, Hugh Jenkins and wife, Marcia of Butler, Patricia Inglish and husband, Mike of California, MO; 13 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; sister, Jean Marie Stone of Springfield, MO.



Studio M Salon Haircuts for canned food

Pictured is Ashton Savage and Studio M Salon owner Jayme McElwain




Obituary - Rollin Hubert Motley

The SERVICE for Rollin will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Hill and Son Funeral Home in Appleton City, Missouri.The MINISTER officiating will be Pastor Norman Black.

VISITATION will be preceding the service from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. A MILITARY GRAVESIDE presentation will be by Appleton City VFW Post #11242 and the Missouri Honor Guard. INTERMENT will be in the Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, Missouri.

The family suggests any MEMORIAL donations be made to Appleton City Cemetery Association.
Rollin Hubert Motley, 90, of Appleton City, Missouri, passed away peacefully at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City, Missouri on November 18, 2017. He was born May 7, 1927 in rural St. Clair County, the youngest son of Merritt L. and Gertie M. (Page) Motley. Rollin spent his formative years helping his family farm in the Rockville area and attended Hoover rural school. He then joined the U.S. Army, serving his country during the Korean Conflict. During this time he met and married Wanda Baumgarden, on March 8, 1952, and to this union three children were born: Connie, Tom, Kimbra. Upon his honorable discharge from the service he began a career in livestock auctioneering.

This career in auctioneering was Rollin’s dream. He had a very successful auction business and also farmed and ranched. Coming from a musically talented family, who regularly played together, he brought this ability into his auction chant. Many remarked that when he called out his bids it sounded like music to the ear. He dearly enjoyed spending time with his family, especially attending his grandson Levi’s bull riding events.

Some of his favorite hobbies were playing pitch and dominos. Rollin was a life long Methodist, dedicating many hours to furthering the Gospel, and is finally reunited with his lord and savior. He will be deeply missed by his many family and friends.

Rollin is preceded in death by his parents, Merritt L. and Gertie M. (Page) Motley; his brother Raybourn Motley; all of his half brothers and sisters; and his daughter Kim.

He is survived by his daughter, Connie (Rick) Strope, son, Tom (Kimmie) Motley; grandchildren: Jeremy Strope and Kyla (Bryan) Inman, Laurie Motley, Kendra (Howie) Butler, Jessie (John) Willis, Levi (Aubri) Motley, and Paul (Emily) Rivers; 10 great-grandchildren; along with many extended family members and dear friends.




Butler Junior High Girls Basketball team 1st place finish

We would like to congratulate the Butler Junior High Girls Basketball team on a nice 1st place finish in the Sherwood tournament! These ladies have worked very hard! Nice to see it pay off! - Photo Submitted 




Obituary - Joshua L. Lindsay

Joshua L. Lindsay, 23 of Platte City, MO died suddenly on Sat. Nov. 18, 2017. 

He was born May 13, 1994. 

Visitation will be Wednesday, Nov. 22nd from 10-12 PM with Services Wed. at 12 PM. 

Terrace Park Funeral Home, 801 NW 108th St. (Shoal Creek Pkwy) KCMO 64155. Burial in Amsterdam, MO Wed. 3 PM. 




Schell City woman injured in Vernon County rollover accident

On 11/19/17 around 7:30pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Vernon County responded to a one vehicle accident on Aaron Road around 2.5 miles NW of Schell City.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2004 Chevrolet Equinox driven by 48 year old Sherri L. Austin of Schell City, Missouri ran off the roadway and overturned.

Sherri L. Austin sustained minor injuries in this accident and she was transported by ambulance to Nevada Regional Medical Center for treatment.

The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene by a private tow.


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Church & Dwight in Harrisonville is constructing a new parking lot





Obituary - Barbara Jean (Clark) Stoneking

Barbara Jean (Clark) Stoneking was born on February 21, 1939 in Houston, Texas. She was the first child of two children born to S.E. Regional Clark and Ruby Lee Clark. She attended Elementary school in Houston and later on go her GED. 

She accepted Jesus Christ into her life and was a member of the Norris Methodist Church, Blairstown, Mo. for around 40 years. She passed away, Sunday, November 19, 2017, at the age of 79 years, 8 months & 19 days at her home in Norris surrounded by her family.

Barbara married Addison Eber Richards. To this union 4 children were born, Steven Mark, Janet Lee, and Twin girls Carrie Ann and Sherry Lynn. On April 1, 1978, she married Kenneth Wayne Stoneking, and they were married 39 1/2 years.

She was proceeded in death by her twin daughters Carrie Ann and Sherry Lynn, and son Steven Mark, also her parents S.E.R. and Ruby Clark. Grandson Kirk Stewart, Granddaughter Angelia Marie Locke, Justin Wayne Locke.

Surviving are her husband Kenneth Wayne, children Janet Lee Davidson (Ray), Kelly Ann Wenninghoff (Jim), Shelli Lynn Cooney (Mike) and Jeffery Wayne Stoneking (Lisa).

Surviving 7 Grandchildren, Shawn Michael, James David, Laura Ann, Heather Ann, Dustin Paul (Leah), Larry Wayne and Jerry Wayne. 18 Great Grandchildren, Michael Shawn, Max Shawn, Jacob Shawn, Jonah Shawn, Jace Shawn, William Ryan, Alexander James, Gabriel Everett and a Grand Baby on the way, Kasey Jo, Haley Ann, Anthony Vincent, Brodie, Alexis, Dually, Chevy, Diassia, Shaddell, and one sister Joann.

Barbara was active in her community all of her life. She was known as a great cook, always taking food to church, family and neighbors. Barbara will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Hospice workers came and helped Barbara in her last days and her family is so grateful.
Funeral services have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton and will be held Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 2 Pm with visitation one hour prior to service at the Norris Methodist Church in Norris, Mo. 

Burial will be at Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, MO. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Diabetes Association and may be left in care of the funeral home.







Garden City woman injured in Cass County crash

On 11/20/17 around 12:10pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County responded to a one vehicle accident on Missouri 7 Highway just south of Route EE in rural Cass County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2017 GMC Arcadia driven by 73 year old Margie L. Ferguson of Garden City, Missouri ran off the right side of the roadway and struck and culvert before coming to rest in a ditch.

Margie L. Ferguson sustained minor injuries in this accident and she was transported by ambulance to Cass Regional Medical for treatment.

The vehicle was towed from the scene by Johnson's Tow of Harrisonville, Missouri.


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