Carolyn Ruth (Wagy) Saale

Carolyn Ruth (Wagy) Saale, age 91, a resident of Chillicothe, Missouri, passed away onThursday, August 9, 2018, at Morningside Center, Chillicothe, Missouri.

Carolyn was born the night Lindberg landed in Paris, May 21, 1927, in Chillicothe, Missouri, the daughter of Carroll Samuel and Ruth (Kessler) Wagy. On February 18, 1952, she married William J. Saale in Harrison, Arkansas. He preceded her in death on June 11, 2009.

Carolyn was a 1945 graduate of Chillicothe High School and a 1947 graduate of Chillicothe Business College. She worked for the War Effort in the Chief Accounting Office in Washington, D.C. during the summers of her junior and senior years of high school. She worked at the Chillicothe Draft Board in the old Federal Building, drafting many of her classmates into World War II. She also worked at Prudential Insurance. She served as a Trustee of the Florence Pendleton College Loan Fund for over 20 years, was a member of the initial citywide recycling effort, and was active in Brownie, Junior, and Cadette Girl Scouting. She delivered Meals on Wheels, and attended the St. Columban’s Catholic Church with her husband. She loved the outdoors and playing golf with her foursome of Nellie Allnut, Pat Botts, and Katie Cole.

Survivors include three daughters, Margaret Richards and husband Mike of Kansas City, Missouri, Mary Turner and husband Brent of Chillicothe, Missouri, and Ruth Saale of Prairie Village, Kansas; one son, Daniel Saale of Portland, Oregon; five grandchildren, Adam Saale, Danielle (Saale) Millard and husband Ben, Ellyn and Laura Turner, and Andrew Richards; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Betty Lake, and Margaret Henkle; and one brother, James K. Wagy.

A graveside service were held at St. Columban’s Catholic Cemetery, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Sunday, August 12, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. There was no scheduled visitation. Friends called at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Saturday, August 11, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Simpson Park Playground Fund and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601. Online condolences may be made atwww.lindleyfuneralhomes.com.

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

Leland Phillips

Leland Phillips, 90 passed away Tuesday (August 7, 2018) at Twin Pines Adult Care Center.

The son of Lon and Kate (Powers) Phillips, he was born June 11, 1928 in Chillicothe, MO. In November of 1948 in Utica, MO he was united in marriage to Goldie McCoy.

Leland is survived by one son, Ron Phillips and wife Suzanne of Kirksville, MO; three grandchildren, Tierney, Tyler and Drew; six great grandchildren, Talia, Braun, Taylor, Tannen, Clara and Levi; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Goldie; his parents; one daughter, Becky Phillips; one grandson, Troy Phillips and 15 brothers and sisters.

Leland grew up in Chillicothe, MO and graduated from the Chillicothe High School. He went to work for the Milwaukee Railroad in the signal department where he worked for 20 years. He then worked for Westinghouse where he was Vice President of sales engineering; then for Safe Trans where he was the Executive Vice President for 6 years and then working for the U.S, government as a special agent in railroad electronics until he retired.

Leland enjoyed playing golf and sports. He played semi pro baseball in his youth for several years.

Leland will be cremated and services will be held at a later date. Arrangements under the direction of Davis-Playle-Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, 2100 E. Shepherd Ave., Kirksville, MO 63501 660-665-2233

Donald Eugene Prothero, Jr.

Donald Eugene Prothero, Jr., age 55, a resident of Braymer, Missouri, passed away on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at his residence.

Cremation was held. There are no scheduled services at this time. Memorial contributions may be made to the Donald Prothero Memorial Fund and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601. Online condolences may be made atwww.lindleyfuneralhomes.com.

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

Margaret “Ethel” (Davis) Anderson

Margaret “Ethel” (Davis) Anderson, age 105, a resident of Chillicothe, Missouri, passed away peacefully into her Father’s arms on Friday, August 10, 2018, at The Baptist Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, surrounded by her family.

Ethel was born a “country girl” in rural Livingston County to George and Elizabeth (Schwab) Davis on April 19, 1913. She graduated from Chillicothe High School in 1931 (the first class to attend all 4 consecutive years in the new high school, and believed she was the last surviving member of that graduating class) and later attended Chillicothe Business College.

She married Eddie Anderson on December 22, 1942. After their marriage by a Justice of the Peace in Independence, Eddie went to his shift at an airplane plant in Kansas, and Ethel went to her shift at Lake City Ammunition Plant. This marriage was blessed with three children, David, Dannie, and Janene. Eddie preceded her in death on January 18, 1988. They were married 47 years.

She and Eddie loved playing cards with friends, and traveling to visit Janene and son-in-law, Mike McBride, at his military duty stations around the world. She was an avid vegetable and flower gardener, loved canning food, picking blackberries and making jelly, sewing quilts, afghans, embroidering towels, working puzzles and making wonderful loving memories with her children and their families. She was passionate about preserving family history through genealogy research and exploration of old cemeteries. She and Eddie loved to fish and entertained many friends in Chillicothe with “fish fries”. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Chillicothe, and the Order of the Easter Star, where she served as District Deputy Grand Matron at the age of 98.

Survivors include one son, David Anderson of Bristow, Oklahoma; one daughter, Janene and husband Mike of Chillicothe, Missouri; Dannie died in a car accident in 1961. Survivors also include four grandchildren, (Richard Anderson died in a car accident in 1991), Ray Anderson (CeCe), Michele McBride Briggs (Stacy), Jennifer McBride McLean (Shawn), and Mason McBride (Gladys); sixteen great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; and numerous generations of cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Dannie; grandson, Richard; brother, Archie; sisters, Eva Pepper, Mary Walker; and Helen Ruth Davis; and twin brothers (stillborn). She was the last surviving member of bother her and Eddie’s immediate families and reported to have been the oldest living person in Livingston County who was born in Livingston County.

Funeral services will be held at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Monday, August 13, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. There will be an Order of the Eastern Start Service at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Monday, August 13, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. with visitation to follow until 2:00 p.m. Friends may call at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, onSunday, August 12, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Burial will be held at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Chillicothe, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to DAV (Disabled American Veterans) and/or the Breast Cancer Research Foundation 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.