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Obituaries Published in the June 20 California Democrat

Obituaries Published in the June 20 California Democrat

June 20th, 2012 by Democrat Staff in News


Clarence W. Ehlert, 99, died Monday, June 11, 2012, at Mar-Saline Manor in Marshall.

He was born May 8, 1913, in Tea, Mo., in Franklin County, son of Fred and Rosa Ehlert. On March 12, 1935, he married Ida Jaspering who preceded him in death. On Feb. 14, 1978, he married Mildred Bartel who preceded him in death.

Survivors include one son, Richard Ehlert; two grandsons; four great-grandchildren; six stepchildren including Sue Bartelette, Jamestown; a stepdaughter-in-law; 19 stepgrandchildren; 26 stepgreat-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services were held at June 15, 2012, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel, Concordia, Burial was in Higginsville City Cemetery.


Judy Ann Gilbert, 57, passed away Monday, June 11, 2012, at her home in California.

Judy was born October 14, 1954, in Lamar, Mo., daughter of Bill John Gilbert and Betty Bell Bright who preceded her in death.

Judy loved taking care of other people. She was very devoted to children and the elderly. Judy was also a person who never met a stranger and enjoyed talking and meeting people.

She is survived by her brother Don L. Gilbert and wife Janet of Belle, Mo., and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial visitation was held at Roll Funeral Home, 211 S. Oak, California, Mo., on Wednesday, June 13, 2012.

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Keith Wayne Street, 44, of California, Missouri, passed away Monday, June 11, 2012 at his home in California, Missouri.

He was born on February 10, 1968, in St. Louis, Missouri to Lindell and Betty (Talley) Street.

He graduated from California High School in 1986. On September 14, 1996, Keith was married to Melissa A. Miller Street at Lebanon Baptist Church in McGirk, Mo.

For several years, Keith sold insurance for Gibson Insurance in Tipton, Mo., and taught conceal and carry permit classes. He was an avid hunter and gun aficionado. In 2009 Keith and Melissa travelled to South Africa for a Safari Hunt to fulfill a life-long hunting dream. Keith was a member of the Pilot Grove Baptist Church near Latham, Mo.; and held memberships with the California Shooter's Club and Safari Club International-Central Missouri Chapter.

Keith is survived by his wife Melissa A. Street and daughter "Princess" Zoe Isabella Street, of the home; his parents, Lindell and Betty Street of California, Mo.; one sister, Brenda Hume, with her husband, "Butch" Lloyd, of California, Mo.; one brother, Kevin Street, with his wife, Lela, of Latham, Mo.; in-laws, Gary and Janice Harris, of California, Mo., and Kenneth Miller, of Holts Summit, Mo.; sisters in-law Deborah Francis, with her husband Anthony, and Julie Oppermann, with her husband, Andy, all of California, Mo.; and 14 nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 15, 2012, at Windmill Ridge Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jeremy Barnard officiating. Interment followed in California City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to American Cancer Society or Hospice Compassus, in care of Windmill Ridge Funeral Service, P.O. Box 443, California, Missouri 65018.