Alice Merea McKinney

Alice Merea McKinney, age 80, a resident of Springfield, Missouri, former resident of Chillicothe, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at Mercy hospital, Springfield, Missouri.

Alice was born the daughter of Albert Mason and Vida Alice (Stephens) Gardner on January 9, 1938, in Trenton, Missouri. She was a 1956 graduate of Trenton high School. She was united in marriage to Richard McKinney on May 11, 1957, in Trenton, Missouri. He preceded her in death on May 27, 1989. Alice worked as a beautician in Chillicothe and Springfield. She was a member of The Salvation Army of Chillicothe and Springfield.

Survivors include four sons, James Mason McKinney of Springfield, Missouri, Richard Alan McKinney of Sedalia, Missouri, Donald Dewayne McKinney of Strafford, Missouri, and Terry Jerome McKinney of Chillicothe, Missouri; three daughters, Sharon Harper and husband Ronald of Springfield, Missouri, Reginia Deas of Springfield, Missouri Dena Smith and husband Duane of Joplin, Missouri; twenty grandchildren; sixty great grandchildren; and nine great-great grandchildren. She was also survived by one brother, Billy George Gardner of Trenton, Missouri; two sisters, Ruby Lee Ward of Trenton, Missouri, and Mary Lucille Chrisman of Trenton, Missouri; one brighter-in-law, Samuel McKinney; four sisters-in-law, Karen Gardner of Trenton, Missouri, Betty Bates of Hutchinson, Kansas, Thelma Keith of Angleton, Texas, and Jean McKinney of Higginsville, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard; son, LeRoy Graham; daughter, Pamela McKinney; granddaughter, Brittany Dawn Harper; great grandson, Jude Sackett; great-great grandson, Jaxson Brake; six brothers; and one sister.

Funeral services will be held at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. A scheduled visitation will be held at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, one hour prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Friends may call at the Lindley funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. until service time. Burial will be held at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Chillicothe, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601. Online condolences may be made a www.lindleyfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri.

Janette Ann Sutherland Jones

On October 24, 2018, Janette Ann Jones peacefully slipped from her family’s hands to those of her Savior at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo. Janette was born June 23, 1954, in Chillicothe, Mo, the daughter of Charles and Donna Sutherland. She graduated from Chillicothe High School in 1972. Janette married Russell Kerby in 1972, they had three children – Tonya, windy and Brandon.

In 1987, Janette married Lonnie Jones. She received her associate degree and pursued a career with the Kansas 18th Judicial courthouse, where she was Administration assistant/Bailiff. Upon her retirement, Janette and Lonnie moved to their home on Tablerock Lake where she was able to spend precious time with her family and friends, along with her hobbies and crafts.

Janette is survived by her husband, Lonnie, of the home, daughters, Tonya Kerby, and Windy Love, son, Brandon Kerby. grandchildren; Ashton, Kyndall, Andrew, Mya, Tommy, Kaelyn, and Clifford. One great-grandchild; Averianna, Sister; Nancy J. Sutherland, brothers: Roger W. (Norma) Sutherland and Charles R. Sutherland of West Virginia.

Janette was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Debra Kay and cousins Carla Bowman and Jeffrey Bowman.

Janette was proud to be an organ donor. Services are under the direction of Holden Crematorium, Sparta, Mo. Inurnment and a celebration of Janette’s life will be a t a later date in West Virginia. Donations, in Janette’s memory, can be made to Care No Kill Animal shelter, 19219 Farm Rd 2000, Aurora, Mo. 65605.

Goldie Ellen Brooks Yates

Goldie Ellen Brooks Yates, 86, formerly of Chillicothe, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, surrounded by her family.

Goldie was born on June 8, 1032, in Marshall, Mo. the daughter of Ira and Bessie bird Brooks. She married Oliver Yates on Feb. 16, 1951. She worked at the F.M. Stamper Co. in Marshall before becoming a loving housewife and mother. She moved with her husband and three children to Chillicothe in 1966.

She is survived by her three children, Vickey Klein and husband Joe of Chula, Mo., Sandy Tripp, and Douglas Yates and fiancée Iris Yee, all of Chillicothe; one sister, Wynona Morrow of Marshall; as well as 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren who will always remember her as Grandma Goldie; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years, Oliver Yates; her parents; four brothers, Willard, Willis, Wilbur, and Lester Brooks; and two sisters, Betty Morrow and Dorothy Morrow.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall with visitation from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Interment will be in ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials may be made to family choice. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.

Berl Ray Williams

Berl Ray Williams, age 85, a resident of Chillicothe, Missouri, passed away on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at The Baptist Home, Chillicothe, Missouri.

Berl was born the son of Howard and Alice (Lawson) Williams on July 4, 1933, near Lone rock, Missouri. He was a 1951 graduate of Meadville R-IV High School. After graduation, he attended the Chillicothe Business College, and then entered the United States Coast Guard. After serving 4 years, he returned to Chillicothe, and worked at Producers Creamery. Berl was united in marriage to Dorlah Mae Mumpower on February 23, 1958, in Chillicothe, Missouri. She survives of the home. After their marriage he reenlisted in the coast guard. After reenlisting, he served in Alabama, Hawaii, where their son Grant was born, Virginia, California, where their daughters Denise and Diana were born, Connecticut, Port Huron, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Charlevoix, Michigan, and St. Louis, Missouri, before retiring as Lieutenant Commander on June 1, 1974. After he retired, they returned to the area and settled in Meadville, Missouri, to farm. While stationed in Oklahoma, Berl graduated from Oklahoma City University, with a teaching degree. He started teaching business classes at Meadville in 1976, and took the H&R Block tax class and began preparing tax returns. He purchased the H&R Block franchise in 1982, and sold it after many years, but continued to prepare tax returns for an additional 5 years until his retirement. Berl joined the Jackson Mason Lodge #82 AF&AM, and then became a member of the Chillicothe Friendship Lodge #89 AF&AM in 1991. He held offices in the Chillicothe chapter 113 of the Eastern Star, and the American Legion Vern R. Glick Post; #25. He was also a member of the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Chillicothe, Missouri.

He loved to travel and family gatherings. His interest included his love of music and theatre, playing cards, croquet, crossword puzzles, and jokes and riddles.

Survivors include his wife, Dorlah Williams, of the home; two daughters, Denise Conway and husband Chris of St. Charles, Missouri, and Diana Stickler and husband Tom of Trenton, Missouri; one daughter-in-law, Cheri Williams of Chillicothe, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Magen Crabtree and husband Joshua of Holts summit, Missouri, carmen Austin and husband Marshall of Trenton, Missouri, Whitney Hansel and husband Aaron of east Alton, Illinois, Jackson Williams of Chillicothe, Missouri, and Christopher Williams of St. Charles, Missouri, Bradley Williams of University city, Missouri, and Ashlee Theissen and husband Josh of Washington , Missouri, and their mother, Carla Williams; six great grandchildren, Hailee, Alexander, Samuel, Hadley, Jon, and Eleanor; two brothers, don Williams of Nevada, Iowa, and Tom Williams and wife Phyllis of Colo, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Grant Williams; one brother, bob Williams; one sister-in-law, Helen Williams; and two nephews, Dean and Ben Williams.

A Masonic Service will be held at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., with funeral services to follow. A scheduled visitation will be held at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri on Saturday, November 3, 2018, one hour prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Friends may call at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Friday, November 2, 2018, from 12 noon until 8:00 p.m. Burial will be held at Edgewood Cemetery, Chillicothe, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to Operation Help and/or Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church and/or the North Missouri Baptist Home Chillicothe Campus and may be left at or mailed to Lindley funeral Home, P.O. box 47, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601. Online condolences may be made at www.lindleyfuneralhomes.com

Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri