James Manley Baldwin

James Manley Baldwin, US Army Ret. A resident of Blue Springs, Mo. formerly Chillicothe, Mo. passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018 in Kansas City, Mo. He was 90 years old. James was born on February 4, 1928 in Whitesville, NC to Henry and Bertha Badlwin.

James served his country proudly in the United States Army during theKorean and Vietnam Wars. He retired from the military in 1971. After his retirement James moved to Trenton,Mo. He served on the Trenton Missouri Police Dept for 7 years, and then opened a package store and also owned a small engine repair shop. James was Christian by faith and attended Cat Creek Baptist Church near Brimson, Mo. He enjoyed trout fishing, cooking, gardening, camping and watching westerns of TV.

He is survived by his children, Lois Olney of Waterloo, Ia. Terry Fultz of Centerville, Ia, Stanley Baldwin (Stephanie) of Chillicothe, Mo, Scott Baldwin (Cherri) of Blue Springs, Mo, Suzzann Cantrell (Stephen) of Weatherby Lake, Mo, William Baldwin (Tracy) of Cocoa, Fl.; 14 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; sister, Mable Rutledge of Raleigh Durham, NC. He is preceded in death by his previous wives, Norma (Scott) Baldwin and Helen (Simmons) Baldwin; parents, Henry and Bertha Baldwin; 7 siblings.

The family will receive friends and family from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at Meyers Funeral Chapel, 1600 W. Main St. Blue Springs, Mo. A committal service with full military honors will follow at 1:30p.m., at Leavenworth National Cemetery, 150 Muncie Rd., Leavenworth, Ks. The family suggest that memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Disabled Veterans. Memories of James and words of comfort may be hsared at meyersfuneralchapel.com

Amy Jill Barron

Amy Jill Barron, age 43, a resident of Independence, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, November 10, 2018, at Truman Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri.

Amy was born the daughter of Edward Barron and Mary Copple Barron on September 15, 1975, in Chillicothe, Missouri.

A memorial service will be held at the Lindley Pitts Funeral Home, Braymer, Missouri, on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at 10:00a.m. Theres is no scheduled visitation. A private family inurnment will be held at a later date.

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

Virginia “Ginny” Hutchinson

Heaven gained an amazing soul, and our wourld lost one of the sweetest persons to ever grace the earth. Virginia “Ginny” Hutchinson, 100, of chillicothe, Missouri, joined her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at 1?06 a.m., Wednesday, November 21, 2018.

Ginny was born July 25, 1918, to Dr. John Hodgen and Florence Ann (Squire) Lucas in Brookfield, Missouri. She had three older sisters: Betty Lucas, Pearl McCue, and Gertrude “Peggy” Stauber.

Ginny and her sweetheart, Evan Wendell Hutchinson, married May 9, 1937, and were blessed with four children; Ann, who died of leukemia at the age of two; Nancy Hutchinson, Findlay, Ohio; John Hutchinson, Chillicothe; and Page (Jim) Malone, Springfiled, Missouri. Grandchildren are Evan (Beth) McNish and great-grandson David, Glen Ellyn, Illinois; Scott (Crista) McNish, Battle Ground, Washington; Luke Malone and Rachel Malone, Springfield; and Jay (Corrie) Hutchinson, Columbia, Missouri. Evan passed on October 25, 1999; he and Ginny were married 62 years.

Ginny was a long-time member and Sunday School teacher at First Baptist Church Chillicothe. Her love for Jesus filled her to overflowing with love for all those around her. A homemaker on their farm northeast of Chillicothe, Ginny catered beautifully decorated cakes, enjoyed gardening and crafting, and blessed many with her hand-crocheted red “scrubbies.” She and Evan were actively involved with Lay Witness Mission and prison ministry. Ginny was presented an award for 25 years of communmity service in 2009. Her favorite Bible verse was Proverbs 3:6, “In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”

A celebration of Ginny’s life will be a t First Baptist Church Chillicothe on Monday, November 26, at 11a.m., with visitation preceding at 10a.m. Burial will be at the Rose Hill Cemetery, Brookfield. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to First Baptist Church Chillicothe and/or The Baptist Home, 500 Baptist Home Lane, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Wright Funeral Home, Brookfield.