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Obituaries Published in April 4 California Democrat

Obituaries Published in April 4 California Democrat

April 3rd, 2012 by Democrat Staff in News


Maxine Z. Bueker, 88, of California, Mo., passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at her residence.

She was born on December 4, 1923 in Aurora, Mo., the daughter of Frank and Frances (Enbody) Ratcliff. She was married at the California United Church of Christ on December 16, 1945, to Walter E. Bueker, who preceded her in death on January 30, 2009.

Mrs. Bueker graduated from Clarksburg High School. She had worked at California Manufacturing and then for Burgers' Smokehouse as a scale operator. She was a member of the California United Church of Christ. She enjoyed quilting at home and at church, crocheting (especially baby booties), crossword puzzles, and spending time with her kids and grandkids.

She is survived by one son, Wayne Bueker and wife Mary of California; one daughter, Diana Watson and husband Paul, Jamestown; one sister-in-law, Marie Ratcliff, Halfway; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 11:00 a.m., at the California United Church of Christ. Burial will be in California Evangelical Cemetery. Officiating will be Rev. Brian Bish.

Memorials are suggested to Heifer International, c/o Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, 100 S. Oak St. California, MO 65018.

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


Clifford Greenway, 88, Eldon, died March 29, 2012 at Miller County Nursing & Rehab in Tuscumbia.

He was born May 26, 1923 in Barnett, to the late Elmer and Lessie D. Greenway. On Dec. 23, 1953 he was married to Patsy (Barnard) Greenway who survives.

Other survivors include: one daughter, three sons; nine grandchildren; and one sister.

Funeral Services were held on April 1, 2012 at at 2:00 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home. Interment followed at Hopewell Cemetery near Barnett, Mo., with full military honors.


Billy Holleman, 80, California, died March 30, 2012, at California Care Center.

He was born Jan. 12, 1932, in Caruthersville, Mo., son of Obie and Inez Holleman.

He is survived by one aunt, Alice Walker, California; and many cousins. He was preceded in death by two sisters.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 6, at 11:00 a.m. at the Bowlin Cantriel Funeral Services. Officiating will be the Rev. Thomas Mustain. Visitation will be held Friday, April 6, from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to his family.


On Tuesday, March 27, 2012, we lost our wonderful father and the love of Donna's life. Roy Elmer Hutchison died of complications from congestive heart failure surrounded by his loving family.

Roy was born to Henry and Beulah (Hampton) Hutchison on July 21, 1921 in Lupus, Mo. He was the eldest of four sons. He attended school in Lupus and when World War II broke out, he enlisted into the Army Air Corp. Roy served in the South Pacific as a Nose Gunner on a B-24 Liberator with the "Jolly Rogers" 90th bombing brigade. He achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant 1st Class. After the end of WWII, Roy returned to Missouri and moved to Kansas City to work. Roy worked in the construction business for 40 years, including owning and operating R.E. Hutchison Construction Company, along with his wife, Donna. Roy retired in 1986 to spend the next 26 years enjoying his home at the Lake of the Ozarks, fishing and enjoying special moments with his family and his beloved dog Samantha.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Aubrey L. Hutchison, and James "Alfred" Hutchison; his son-in-law, Craig J. Pierce; and grandchildren, Chad and Tiffany Hutchison.

Roy is survived by his wife of 54 years, Donna Hutchison; daughters, Judy Pierce, Donita Romines and husband, Bill; Jymme Montgomery and husband, Randy. He also leaves behind three children from a previous marriage, Roy Lee Hutchison, Deborah Burns and husband, Robert, and Richard Hutchison; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. Roy will be sadly missed by his family and we are grateful for the many years of joy we all had together.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the outstanding and extraordinary care from the staff at The University of Kansas Medical Center, Mid America Cardiology, and especially Dr. David Naylor and Dr. David Wilson. Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at (Arr: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., K.C., MO 64133, 816-353-1218)

Visitation was held at 6-8pm, Thursday, March 29, 2012 at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Funeral services with full military honors were held at 10 a.m, Friday, at the funeral home.