Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Rich Hill UMC Lord's Acre Dinner




Hume Community News 10/15/19

On Sunday, October 20th the Independence Methodist Church & Cemetery will hold their Annual reunion at the Hume Legion Hall in Hume. If you ever attended the Church or have family buried in the Independence Cemetery, please come, bring a side dish and enjoy in a pot luck dinner at Noon.

Due to the holiday this past Monday, the O5O club will meet on Monday, October 21st, in the Hume United Methodist Church Basement at noon with a carry-in dinner or just come and enjoy.

The community of Hume wishes to extend their sympathy to the family of Chuck Foxworth, formerly of Foster who passed away at his home in Butler on September 29. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Joyce and their family.

The Annual School Carnival was held last Friday evening at the Hume School and as usual the organizers, teachers and kids did a great job. Thank you all for taking your time to keep this tradition going.


Hume United Methodist Church News: Kid’s Klub has been going great with 45 in attendance last week with kids and helpers, a big shout out to our older kids that come over and help out. The Annual Lord’s Acre Day BBQ and Auction will be held on November 2 with the meal starting at 11:00 a.m. and the Auction to start at 1:00 p.m. in the Church basement.

Obituary - Elnora A. (Leak) Painter

Elnora A. Painter “Puzzy”, 91, passed with peace and grace on Saturday, Oct.12, 2019 with family at her side. She was born March 12th, 1928 in Appleton City, Missouri, the daughter of Luther A. Leak and Ruby E. Penfold.

Elnora graduated Valedictorian from Schell City High School. Following graduation, she worked on her parent’s farm in Schell City and then also worked as a P.A. III for the State of Missouri. She was formally married to Levi T. Rawlings and Don A. Painter. Elnora was loved by so many; her kindness touched many lives throughout the years. She was a generous soul that had a love for music, dancing, spending time with loved ones, traveling, caring for animals and being the life of the party. She was a devoted mother and grandmother that had class and style. Her presence filled the room with positivity and laughter. Her strong determination, zest for life and sharing past time stories will be missed dearly. As we cherish the memories and live on through her legacy, we will remember her sitting there with a Dr. Pepper in hand saying, “you can’t win ‘em all”.

She is proceeded in death by Levi Rawlings and Don Painter. Survivors include two daughters, Debi Adams, and Vicki Metzler; four grandchildren, three great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Graveside services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, October 18, 2019 at Green Lawn Cemetery in Schell City, MO. The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 p.m. on Thursday evening at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.


Town Hall Meeting In Rich Hill




Butler Lions Club helps Butler Elementary School for Drug Free Red ribbon week

The Butler Lions club was able to help the Butler Elementary school for the Drug Free Red ribbon week.

Pictured are Butler Elementary Student Council Rep Penny Smith receiving a check from Butler Lions Club President Shawn McVey.






Obituary - Richard Dalton Gann

Richard Dalton Gann, 72, Nevada, MO passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. Richard was born May 28, 1947 in Noel, MO to Caddo and Mildred (Starnes) Gann.

Richard grew up in McDonald County and attended school in Noel, MO. He enjoyed fishing on the riverbank with his brothers, teasing his many nieces and nephews who knew him as Uncle Richie, and helping his family. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Richard worked for Hudson Food in Noel, MO for many years as an electrician. He moved to Nevada and worked at Peerless Products, O’Sullivan Industries for over 10 years until they closed, at which time he began working for Nevada R-5 School District. He worked there for 11 years until his retirement in August of 2018.

He is survived by his siblings, Bob Gann, Neosho, MO, Jessie Rainey, Nevada, MO, Nancy Howerton (Johnny), Anderson, MO, Iris Phelps (Bill), Wyandotte, OK, Harry Gann, Noel, MO; numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Clarence, Benjamin, and Paul Gann; and one sister, Patty Hendrix.

A private family committal will be held in Noel, MO at a later time. Arrangements are under the direction of Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada, MO.

Memorials are suggested in his memory to the Vernon County Cancer Relief c/o Ferry Funeral Home.


Obituary - Lyman LaVerne Bott

Lyman L. Bott, 92, of Moundville, MO passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Cox South Medical Center in Springfield, MO. Born in Rush County, Kansas on July 5,1927 to Roscoe William Bott and Frances Elizabeth (Wallace) Bott. In the early 1930’s the family moved to a farm in Moundville, MO. Times were very hard during this time, jobs were scarce and there were no safety nets for struggling families. A memory, often told, was once of getting an orange for Christmas, and he was very happy to have received it. He often talked about how poor they were, but as he said, everyone was poor then. Lyman loved the Moundville community, and the friends he had there. 

The family, for financial reasons moved to Charleston, SC in the late 1930’s so that both of his parents could work at the Charleston Naval Shipyard. Lyman loved the heat and humidity of Charleston, but it never felt like home to him. With steady employment the family was able to regain their financial footing and when asked what the now teenaged Lyman would most like to do he replied that he would like to return to Moundville and finish his High School education with his friends he so fondly remembered. 

The family decided that Mom and son would return to Moundville and Roscoe would stay behind to work a little while longer in the Shipyards. The family purchased their home in Moundville and Roscoe soon returned to join them. Lyman was able to complete his High School years at Moundville and later attended Fort Scott Community College.

He married Bonnie Jean Rogers in early 1957 and had a young daughter, Julie, with their son Craig coming soon after. It was about this time that Lyman purchased an old Phillips 66 Gas Station. Through hard work the business thrived, and two more children were added to the family, Wendy and Warren. When Highway 43, once running through the middle of town moved to bypass it, Lyman saw no other alternative, but to move right along with it. It was on or about 1969 that the Station that exists to this day, right along 43 Highway, was built along with the home that sits just North of it. The station was supplemented by a successful used car business.

He was a kind, gentle man that loved people and the community he lived in. Never having a bad word to say about anyone, he didn’t really ever seem to mind too much when the phone rang on Thanksgiving or Christmas, just as we were sitting down for dinner, with someone needing a little something, a flat tire fixed, pulled out of a ditch, just a little bit of gas, or even a pack of cigarettes.

Bonnie passed on May 1, 2012. Lyman took her passing very hard and never stopped saying how much he missed our Mother, and her cooking. He just didn’t know where she learned to cook so well. They were partners in life, not always perfect, but each making the other a little bit better and true role models for their children.

Lyman loved and was loved deeply by his 4 children, Julie (Dr. Robert Wood), Craig (Patricia Bott), Wendy (Mark Wolfe) & Warren (Cathy Bott), 9 grandchildren, Candace, Lacey, Mitchell, Cameron, Cody, Parker, Kyle, Gracie & Luke, 6 great-grandchildren, Eli, Gavin, Olivia, Gabby, Ellie & Emma.

We will miss you Dad with all our hearts, but we will remember the happy lives you created for us, your fun sense of humor, always loving a good joke, your unequaled work ethic, and the twinkle in your eyes of your oh so incredible vision.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Moundville Cemetery in Moundville, MO with Phillip Owens officiating. The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening at the funeral home.


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