Obituaries Published in Jan. 25 California Democrat

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Jane Irene Scott

Jane Irene Scott, of California, formerly of Moberly, died on Monday, January 16, 2012, at the Moniteau Care Center, California.

She was born on March 3, 1920, in California, the daughter of Charles Henry, Jr. and Margaret (Harris) Kratzer, both of whom preceded her in death. She was married in 1939, in St. Louis, to Joseph W. Scott who survives.

She is a 1937 graduate of Jamestown High School. She is a lifelong member of the Trinity Methodist Church, Moberly. During her working, she worked at J.C. Penney’s, Moberly, in the 1960s then worked for Mart Drug Store, Moberly, in the 1970s.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Nancy Scott, California; one daughter and son-in-law, Judi and Roger Morris, Columbia; one brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Joan Kratzer, Savanna, Georgia; one nephew, Jimmy Kratzer, Savanna, Georgia; five grandchildren, Ryan Morris, St. Louis; Whitney Keller, Columbia; Courtney Brazell, St. Louis; Todd Scott, Centertown; and Andy Scott, Jefferson City; two great-grandchildren, Tyler Scott, California; and Tatiana Morris.

Graveside services were held on Friday, January 20, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., in the Oakland Cemetery, Moberly, with Rev. Steve Jones officiating.

Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association, c/o Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, 100 S. Oak, California, MO 65018.

Arrangements were under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California, Mo.

WHITSON

William “Bill” Whitson, 56, of Sedalia, formerly of California, died Thursday, January 19, 2012, at his residence.

He was born on June 2, 1955, in Kansas City, a son of Clyde Edward and Ruby Rae (Williams) Whitson, both of whom preceded him in death.

He is survived by: two daughters, Alisha Evens, Springfield; and Jessica Whitson, Mount Home; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Rick and Jackie Whitson, California; Chris and Cindy Whitson, California; Bud and Tina Whitson, Tipton; Steve and Lola Whitson, Cotter, Arkansas; and Bruce and Kathy Whitson, DeKalb, Texas; two sisters, Brenda Whitson, Sedalia; and Nancy Gunter, Cabot; four grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by one sister, Leslie Flannery.

Body donation was selected to the Genesis Program, with cremation to follow and services will be at a later date.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Missouri, c/o Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, 100 S. Oak, California, MO 65018.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California, Mo.

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