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Obituaries Published in August 3 California Democrat

Obituaries Published in August 3 California Democrat

August 2nd, 2011 by Democrat Staff in News


Ruth Ann Barbour, 68, of Clarksburg, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at Capital Region Hospital in Jefferson City.

She was born on October 22, 1942 in Moniteau County the daughter of J. H. and Lola I. (Purnell) Stinson, both of whom preceded her in death. She was married on December 24, 1965 in Clarksburg, Mo., to Robert "Smiley" Barbour, who preceded her in death on December 13, 1988.

She was a 1960 graduate of Tipton High School, and worked as a nurse's aide at several places, including California Care Center, Charles E. Still Hospital and Lincoln Nursing and Rehab. She also worked at Weber Shoe Company.

She is survived by one son, Mike (Jen) Barbour of Jefferson City; two daughters, Rhonda (Charlie) Reynolds of James-town, and Roberta (Brian) George of California; stepdaughter Dee (David) Wilson of Utah; three brothers, Gene, David and Bob Stinson; three sisters, Frances Raper, Marcella Tyler and Helen Ziesman; seven grandchildren, Mark Wiser with Alisha Mummert, Aaron and Darla Dawson, Jennifer George, Justin George, Sawyer Mitchell, Dason and Ashtyn Barbour; and four great-grandchildren, Jeffrey, Jordan and Ashley Porter, and Amanda Mummert. She was preceded in death by one sister, Naomi Schmidt; one brother, Richard Stinson; and one stepdaughter, Donna Barbour.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 30, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services in California. Burial was in Hickman Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, c/o Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, 100 S. Oak, California, MO 65018.

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


Carl Hulsey, of High Point, Missouri, passed away on Friday July 29, 2011, at his home at the age of 64.

He was born on October 5, 1946, in Witts Springs, Arkansas, to William Carl and Gertie Marrietta (Lee) Hulsey.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one infant grandson, Zachery Lee Hulsey.

Carl is survived by his wife Linda of High Point Missouri; three sons, Richard (Colleen) Hulsey, James Leroy (Angelia) Hulsey, both of Jefferson City, Missouri and Michael (Della) Jones of Rogersville, Missouri; one stepson, Curtis Jones of Republic, Missouri; two daughters, Karla Hulsey (Bill Werdehausen) of Holts Summit, Missouri, and Kelly Hulsey of Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; 18 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and one brother, Duane (Mary) Turney of Marysville, Tenn.

Carl was a 1964 graduate of Witts Springs High School in Witts Springs, Arkansas. Shortly after graduation Carl became an over-the-road owner/operator truck driver. He worked in this business for over 40 years and made many wonderful friends doing the job he loved. He was never still, always busy, a hard worker and a friend to everyone. Carl enjoyed being with family, working in the garden and working on his many vehicles. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be missed by all.

Services for Carl Hulsey were 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 2, 2011, at Roller-Coffman Funeral Home in Marshall, Arkansas, with Bro. Roy Ragland officiating.

Pallbearers were Denver Lee, Darrin Lee, Mitchell Fifer, Tyler Walden, Leroy Hulsey and Michael Jones.

Honorary pallbearers were Kelly Hulsey, Bill Werdehausen, David Lee, Stacey Treat and Danny Elliot.


Bertha Linhardt, 92, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at Heisinger Bluffs in Jefferson City.

She was born on April 29, 1919 in Saline City, Mo., the daughter of Frank and Amanda (Bracht) Kiso, both of whom preceded her in death. She graduated eighth grade from St. Paul's Lutheran School in 1934 and Aurora High School in California in 1938. She was married to Wilburn Linhardt on July 5, 1941. Wilburn preceded her in death on August 7, 1991, celebrating 50 years of marriage.

She was employed at the California Pants Factory for four years and in 1942 followed her husband while he was in Army basic training during World War II. She worked in Galveston, Texas, and San Francisco, Calif., until he was deployed to Hawaii. In 1955 she began working as a machine operator and later a supervisor at Oberman Manufacturing in Jefferson City. She also worked at Von Hoffman Press in the Bindery in Jefferson City for 25 years. Bertha was a faithful and active member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in California. She served as a Braille worker for many years, Evening Guild member, Senior group president and St. Paul's Church Extension Fund representative. She enjoyed cooking for groups at the church for 20 years. Bertha was an accomplished seamstress and also enjoyed gardening and working with cattle on her farm in McGirk. Most recently, she was a resident of Heisinger Bluffs in Jefferson City.

Survivors include one son, Billy Linhardt of Mokane, Mo.; one daughter, Sharon (Lanny) Crawford of Jefferson City; three grandchildren, Barry (Sandy) Crawford of California, Mo., Tisha (Scott) Spencer of Jefferson City, and Brooks (Kris) Crawford of McGirk, Mo.; six great-grandchildren, Luke, Jack and Nick Crawford of California, Mo., Rylee and Addyson Spencer of Jefferson City, Mo., and Aspen Crawford of McGirk, Mo.. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Edward, August, Oscar and Karl Kiso; four sisters, Ardelia Winkler, Caroline Wright and two infant sisters Ester and Talida Kiso. She was also preceded in death by a very special friend, Walter Strobel.

Funeral services were held on Monday, August 1, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in California. Burial was in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery. Officiating was Rev. Dr. Peter Kurowski.

Memorials are suggested to St. Paul's Lutheran Radio Ministry, 207 N. Owen St., California, MO 65018, Lutheran Senior Services at Heisinger Bluffs, 1002 W. Main, Jefferson City, MO 65109 or Hospice Compassus, 600 Monroe St., Jefferson City, MO 65101.

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


Edith Mae (Bishop) Schler, 71, of Boonville, Mo., passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at her home.

She was born May 4, 1940 in Franklin, Mo., to the late Juel and Edith Bishop. Edith and Truman were married Sept. 13, 1975, in Boonville. Truman survives.

Other survivors include: three children; six stepchildren; 24 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, July 29, at the Firm Foundation Foursquare Church, Boonville, with Pastors Mel Eaton and David Purvis officiating. Burial was at West Boonville Evangelical Cemetery.

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