George H. Huffman

George H. Huffman 57 of Olathe Kansas died April 29 2017.
Memorial graveside service was held 2PM Saturday May 20, 2017 at the Calvary Cemetery Plattsburg Missouri. Arrangements Bailey & Cox Family Funeral Service Plattsburg MO

Ted W. Moore

Ted W. Moore, Plattsburg, MO; passed away at his home on May 18th, 2017.

Ted was born November 16, 1930 in Pike County, MO, he was the only child to Malcome and Artimecy Moore. Ted grew up in Bowling Green MO and graduated from Bowling Green High School.

Ted served as an enlisted member of the United States Army following graduation. He was stationed primarily in Germany during the Korean War.

Ted was married to Betty Ann Nunn for 29 years, prior to her passing in September of 1979.
Ted was married to Eleanor Moore for 34 years, prior to her passing in November of 2014.

Ted worked for the City of Plattsburg from 1959 to 1997. He was Director of Public Works from 1959-1992 and Budget Director from 1992-1997. Ted was instrumental to the city for decades. He was the driving force for securing the Smithville Lake as a water source for the City of Plattsburg where the Ted Moore Water Plant was built to serve the City of Plattsburg and surrounding areas. During his tenure, the city built a new wastewater treatment plant and rebuilt the city’s natural gas distribution system. The community rewarded him for his service with a park, street and the water plant named in his honor.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Phoenix Lodge #136 (Bowling Green), Moila Shrine (St. Joseph) and Scottish Rite (St. Joseph).

Ted is survived by two children, Tedi Moore of Dalhart, TX and Tracy Moore and his wife Kelli of Mechanicsville, VA, and grandchildren, Cali Banister of Dalhart Texas, Casey Staton of Tallahassee, FL, Coby Mansberger of Dalhart, TX, Taylor and Tanner Moore of Mechanicsville, VA, and great grandchildren, Cale, Canton, Cash, Kaelyn and William. He was preceded in death by this grandson, Caleb Moore.

He is also survived by two step children, Cynthia Speckman of Manzanita OR, and Guy Speckman and his wife Leslie of Savannah MO, three step-grandchildren, Kessaya Speckman of Washington DC, Jared Speckman of Kansas City, MO and Danielle Speckman of Columbia, MO.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Plattsburg Senior Citizen Center, Plattsburg Food Bank or the organization/cause of your choice, online guestbook can be found at baileycox.com.
The memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM, Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at the Performing Arts Center, located at the Plattsburg High School. Inurnment will be at a later date at the Vandalia Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:00 – 3:00 PM on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.
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Helen Marie (Gamble) Russell

Helen Marie (Gamble) Russell joined her heavenly family on May 16, 2017. The daughter of Charlton (Tuck) Gamble and Dottie (Musser) Gamble Sullivan she was born at her family’s home on Maple Street in Plattsburg, Mo on January 2 1925. She was a 1942 graduate of Plattsburg High School and lived her entire life in Plattsburg except for about a year during WWII. Helen married Max Russell on September 7, 1943 while Max was home on leave from the US Navy during World War II. Max predeceased her in 1988. She was also predeceased by her parents, a daughter Marsha Russell Hild, grandson Ryan Dean Hendricks, son-in-law Robert L Harris, Sr., and brothers Robert (Bob) Gamble, William (Bill) Gamble and Don Gamble. Helen is survived by her daughter Sheila Russell Harris, Plattsburg, Mo, grandson Robert L Harris, Jr., and wife Pam, Smithville, Mo., granddaughter Shonna Harris, Plattsburg, Mo, grandson Seth Robert Hendricks and wife Emily, St. Joseph, Mo., great-granddaughters Brittney Phillips (Cody), Bailey, Sierra and Brooke Eason, great-granddaughters Jordan and Megan Harris, great grandson Blaine Eason, great-grandsons Kason and Aiden Ferguson and great-great granddaughter Aubrey.

Most people living around Plattsburg and many in Clinton County would know or at least recognize the name Helen Russell. She was somewhat of a legend. After spending 39 years serving as the Circuit Clerk and Recorder of Deeds for Clinton County Helen retired in 1990. However, with what she accomplished after retirement …..going back to work would have been more like a vacation. Upon retiring she further developed her already deep interest in Clinton County history and genealogy research and for many years has been known as the Clinton County Historian and genealogist for Clinton County. She compiled local cemetery records and Clinton County obituaries from The Leader beginning with the year 1895 and still collected the Clinton County obituaries out of the St. Joseph News Press on a daily basis up until the date of her death. She compiled over 22,000 Clinton County obituaries comprised in twenty volumes. This did not just consist of cutting them out and putting them in binders. This consisted of cutting them out or scanning them into her computer, copying them onto sheets of paper, alphabetizing them and giving them Volume and page numbers, entering them into a master list on her computer, placing them in sheet protectors then finally putting them into binders. That must not have been keeping her busy enough because in 2009 at the age of 84 Helen decided that the stories of the Clinton County Veterans from World War II had not been sufficiently remembered and they must not be forgotten. At that time she realized that the job of keeping those stories alive was going to be up to her. Those veterans were from her era. They were her friends, her classmates, her family and her late husband. She jumped in and started gathering old Leader articles from 1940 through 1946 and published a book called “My Scrapbook History of World War II Veterans.”

Helen was an instrumental part of Plattsburg’s historic Sesquicentennial. She was also instrumental in organizing the Annual Plattsburg Alumni Banquet, which will be celebrating its 33rd year on May 27, 2017. For years Helen was a very active member of the Sweet Adeline’s, a member of Guild and PEO and she was an extremely dedicated member of The Broadway United Methodist Church her entire life. She taught Sunday school for many years, sang in the choir, directed the youth choir, was a member of UMW and participated in any and every function the church was involved in along with countless other organizations. Helen was the person to contact for tours of the Clinton County Historical Society/Plattsburg museum and did genealogy searches for folks all over the US. Over the years she taught several students around Plattsburg piano lessons including her grand-children and great grand-children. In 2016 for the second time she received the Plattsburg Chamber of Commerce “Person of the Year Award.” She was actually nominated for it another time a few years back, however she refused it because she had been honored with it before and thought it should go to someone else, so the 2016 honor had to be kept a secret from her. In 2003 Helen was featured in a New York Time’s article about volunteering in Plattsburg and has been featured in numerous other articles over the years.

Helen spent the better portion of her life giving to and serving the community of Plattsburg and Clinton County. Up until age 89 Helen was the “designated driver” to take her elderly friends to doctor’s appointments, hair appointments, church, clubs or any other place they needed to be. Or it might just be to drive herself and Marilyn Cover up to St. Joe to get a Cappuccino Blast. She spent literally hundreds of thousands of hours donating her time and energy to her church, the Clinton County Historical Society, the Senior Center, delivering Meals on Wheels, supporting the Food Pantry, the 4-C’s, the Community Courtyard, and numerous other organizations she was involved with, along with compiling history, genealogy and obituary records. In the fall of 2014 Helen choose to make her home at Oakridge of Plattsburg due to her failing health and several bouts with pneumonia.

A Celebration of Helen’s life and Healing Farewell will be held Saturday May 20, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the Performing Arts Center located at the Plattsburg High School. The family will gather with friends following the service from 2pm until 3:30PM at the Performing Arts Center with interment service following at the Green Lawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Plattsburg Senior Citizens Center, the Clinton County Historical Society/Plattsburg or the Broadway United Methodist Church. Arrangements Bailey & Cox Family Funeral Service Plattsburg MO. Online obituary and guestbook at www.baileycox.com
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Sara Gail Dennis

Sara “Gail” Dennis, 81, died Tuesday, April 18, 2017 in Glendale, AZ, . Gail enjoyed family gatherings, cooking and baking, and was an avid reader. In her later years, she enjoyed being outdoors and bird watching.

She was preceded in death by her parents Paul and Alma (Bratcher) Bogart and her brother, Larry Bogart. Gail is survived by her children Rhonda (Gene) Snyder, Shelley (David) Leatherman, Trudi Shouse, Tim (Julie) Dennis and Damon Dennis. She leaves her seven grandchildren Kelly Swope, Nicholas Swope, Cody (Felicia) Swope, Andrew (Lindsay) Leatherman, Erin Leatherman, Samantha (Luke) Shouse Haslam, and Whitney Dennis. Granny was blessed with great-grandchildren: Nathaniel Redmann, Lily Swope, Alexis Swope, Bella Swope, Gavin Swope, Josiah Swope, and Huxley Haslam. She also leaves her brother Lynn Bogart.

Visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday April 29th with a farewell service at 11:00 am at the Bailey & Cox Family Funeral, 614 W. Clay Ave., Plattsburg, MO. She will be laid to rest with her parents at the Antioch Cemetery in Holt, MO. Arrangements Bailey & Cox Family Funeral Service Plattsburg. Online guest book and obituary at www.baileycox.com.

Helen M. Elliott Haynes

Helen M.Elliott Haynes 87 of Springdale Arkansas formally of Plattsburg died Monday April 17, 2017 at her residence. Born on July 15, 1929 in Kingston MO., to Walter and Bertha (Rush) Elliott. She was a high school graduate, and was employed by Spellman Memorial Hospital Smithville MO., as a housekeeper before she retired. Helen was of the Baptist Faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Husband James E. Haynes; 5 sisters and 2 brothers.
Survivors include her daughters Mary Salas of Springdale Arkansas; Patsy Hicks of Parkhill Oklahoma; 6 grandchildren; 12 great –grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren.
Healing farewell service will be held 11:00AM Friday April 21, 2017 at the Bailey & Cox Funeral Home Plattsburg. Interment will be in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery Kearney Missouri. The family will gather with friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Arrangements Bailey & Cox Family Funeral Service Plattsburg Missouri. Online guestbook and obituary at www.baileycox.com

Charlotte R. (Crone) Jones

Charlotte R. (Crone) Jones 84 of Gower Missouri died Sunday April 16, 2017 at local healthcare center. Born on Dec. 2, 1932 in Kansas City Missouri to Jessie R. and Edith C. (Oliver) Crone. Charlotte was a graduate of Plattsburg High School and attended a year of college. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Plattsburg, and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
On Aug. 5, 1952 she married Roy J. Jones who preceded her in death on May 21, 2009. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Daughter Vicki S. Jones; grandson Korey Mick.
Survivors include her daughters Kathy (Ruben) Jones Luna of Plattsburg Missouri and Rita (Wayne) Jones Mick of Kearney Missouri. Six grandchildren Erica (Darrell) Dunbar; Brian (Katie) Ruben Luna; Derek (Rachel) Carder; Darren (Stacey) Carder; Kirby Mick and Barry Mick. 14 great-grandchildren Gabriellah (Elvin) Canales; Patric Dunbar; Noah Dunbar; Khayan Dunbar; Angelo Luna; Mia Luna; Anthony Luna; Liam Luna; Owen Carder; Gretchen Carder; Rocco Carder; Katie Carder; Brock Mick; and Lily Mick. Great- great granddaughter Mariannah Canales.
Healing farewell service will be held 1:00pm Saturday April 22, 2017 at the Bailey & Cox Funeral Home Plattsburg Missouri. Interment will be in the Stony Point Cemetery Trimble Missouri. The family will gather with friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial gifts to the Stony Point Cemetery. Arrangements Bailey & Cox Family Funeral Service Plattsburg Missouri. Online guest book and obituary at www.baileycox.com
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Kathleen (Kay) Mary Hampson Baer

Kathleen (Kay) Mary Hampson Baer 94 of Plattsburg Missouri formerly of Rockford, IL passed away on Wednesday April 5, 2017 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She was born January 4, 1923 in Liverpool, England to Samuel and Kate Hampson, immigrating with her parents, three brothers and two sisters to Chicago, Illinois at the age of four. Married William G. Baer on April 6, 1946, in Chicago, they moved to Rockford, IL in 1955. Bill passed away on April 30, 1999. Bill and Kay were long time members of Mauh-Nah-Tee-See Country Club and Spring Creek Congregational Church. Kay was an avid Cubs fan her entire life.

Survivors include son Curtis (Marsha) Baer of Rockford and daughter Christine (Dale) Hunsburger of Turney, MO.; grandchildren, Erin (Marty) Maynes of Des Moines, IA and Matthew (Michele) Baer of Rockford,IL, great-grandchildren, Caitlin and Madelyn Maynes of Des Moines, IA and Ryleigh and Van Baer of Rockford,IL. She has numerous nephews and nieces in the United States as well as cousins in England. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, three brothers and two sisters.

Healing farewell services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday April 15, 2017 at the Sunset Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens in Rockford,IL. The Family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Memorial Garden Rockford IL. The family suggests memorial gifts to the Oakridge Nursing Home P.O. Box 247 Plattsburg Missouri 64477. Arrangements Bailey & Cox Family Funeral Service Plattsburg Missouri. Online obituary and guest book at www.baileycox.com
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Gary M. Petifurd

Gary M. Petifurd 60 of Plattsburg formally of Excelsior Springs Mo. died Friday March 31, 2017 at his residence. Born on June 10, 1956 in Kansas City to Bobby L and Margaret M. (Lindsay) Petifurd. He was a 1978 graduate of Lawson High School and a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He worked as an automotive salesman.
Survivors include his parents Bobby and Margaret Petifurd of Plattsburg; his children Brandon (Holly) Petifurd of Cameron MO and Ashli(Brody) Brunsen of KCMO; biological son Gary Lee (Terri) Petifurd of Eldon; sister Bobby S.(Ronnie) May of Plattsburg; brother Danny (Anita) Petifurd of Cameron; 2 grandchildren Taylor and Noah
Natural farewell under the direction and care of Bailey & Cox Family Funeral Service Plattsburg MO. Online guest book and obituary at www.baileycox.com

Zinaida Kasparova

Zinaida Kasparova 70 of San Jose, California formally of KCMO died Wednesday March 15, 2017 at her residence. Born on July 17, 1946 in Baku Azerbaijan to Ambartsun and Varvara Kasparova. She was a high school graduate and had her Master’s Degree in engineering.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers and 2 sisters.
Survivors include her husband Bob Berryman of Kansas City Missouri; 2 daughters Savina Kaplunov and Tatyana Ulyanchenko both of San Jose, CA. and five grandchildren.
Graveside farewell service and interment will be held 2:00PM Thursday March 23, 2017 at the Green Lawn Cemetery Plattsburg MO. The family will gather with friends one hour prior at the funeral home. Arrangements Bailey & Cox Family Funeral Service Plattsburg Missouri. Online guest book and obituary at www.baileycox.com
Ziniada Kasparova

Elwin Walker

Elwin Walker 97 of Plattsburg Missouri formally of Bloomington IL., died March 6, 2017 at the Liberty Hospital. Born on Feb. 24, 1920 in Clinton IL., to Emery and Lucy (long) Walker. He was a high school graduate and a proud WWll veteran of the Army. He was the owner and operator of an appliance repair company.
Elwin was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Freda Walker, and several siblings.
Survivors include his daughter Sue Knight of Plattsburg, MO; granddaughter Sarah (Chad) Keown; grandson Joshua Knight; his sister Corena Myer and nephew Damon Myer.
Natural farewell under the direction of Bailey & Cox Family Funeral Service Plattsburg Missouri. Online guestbook and obituary at www.baileycox.com