WANDA MARIE BARNES
    Wanda Tichnell Barnes, daughter of the late George & Juanita (Warnick) Tichnell, was born on March 16, 1930 in Swanton, Maryland and departed this life on December 3, 2016 at her home in Cross Timbers, Missouri. At the time of her passing she was 86 years, 8 months and 17 days of age.
    Wanda was born and raised in the Swanton, Maryland area.  She was united in marriage to Raymond Barnes in 1985. Together they moved to Missouri where they made their home in Cross Timbers. She loved to sew and make holiday fruit cakes with her grandchildren.
    Wanda was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Raymond Barnes; three daughters, Betty Phillips, Shirley Paugh and Connie Paugh; one brother, David Tichnell; and one sister, Genevieve Davis. She is survived by her son, Richard (Regina) Paugh; two daughters, Catherine Tasker and Judy (Joe) Garcia; two brothers, Darrel (Phillis) Tichnell  and George (Virginia) Tichnell; five sisters, Elizabeth Paugh, Mariam (George) Murray, Louise (Ezra) Conklin, Doris (Rich) Skipper and Ruby Tichnell; 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.  She also leaves behind a host of many friends and family who will truly miss her.

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VELMA IRENE HUPMAN
    Velma Irene Hupman, daughter of the late T.C (Pat) and Susan J. (Geib) Rankin, was born on March 24, 1926 in Skiatook, OK and passed away on December 7, 2016 at the Buffalo Prairie Care Center in Buffalo, MO. At the time of her passing she was 90 years, 8 months and 13 days of age.
    She was united in marriage to James Henry Hupman on December 24, 1941. They were happily married for 75 years.
    She is survived by her husband, James; three daughters, Connie, Sharon, and Dianne; one son, DeWayne; one brother, Dewon (Butch) Rankin; one sister, Sue Ann Dotson; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great- great grandchildren. She also leaves a host of many friends and family who will all truly miss her.
    Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Cantlon Otterness Funeral Chapel in Buffalo. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Dementia Care Foundation.


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LARRY RONALD ZINN
   Larry Ronald Zinn, age 76, was born on March 30, 1940 in Newton, Kansas, the youngest son of Claude and Lydia (Hinkle) Zinn. He passed from this mortal life to his Heavenly home on December 8, 2016 at Cox Medical Center-South, Springfield, Missouri.
   Larry grew up in and around Newton, Kansas. He entered the U.S. Army on July 3, 1957 and obtained his honorable discharge on June 30, 1963.
   He was united in marriage to Carolyn Joy Williams and to that union four children were born. The majority of Larry’s adult life was spent in the Kansas City/Overland Park area where he worked at St. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City and then St. Mary’s Hospital in Blue Springs.
   He was united in marriage to his second wife, Carolyn A. Sell, on November 26, 1980. Upon his retirement in 2000 they moved to the Webster/Dallas County area and currently resided in Buffalo, Missouri.
   Larry was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Richard and Keith Zinn; and two sisters, Marjorie Hepburn and Nadine Burk. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Carolyn A. Zinn of the home, one daughter, April Davis & husband Ray; three sons, Larry Zinn, Jr., Steven Zinn, and Rodney Zinn; his brother, Monte Zinn & wife Jan; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren. He also leaves a host of other family members, friends, and other loved ones. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 15, 2016 in the Cantlon Otterness Chapel with Pastor David Douglas and Pastor Dale Skiles officiating. Kenneth Larimore, Tyler Larimore, and Deb Larimore-Lewis will provide the music service. Escorts will be David Sell, Ben Sell, Ray Lewis, Rick Larimore, Kenneth Larimore, Tyler Larimore, and Gleamon Vest. Interment will be in the Flemington Cemetery, Flemington, MO, under the direction of the Cantlon Otterness Funeral Home of Buffalo. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until service time on Thursday. 




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JAMES HENRY HUPMAN
        James Henry Hupman, son of the late John & Stella (Hughes) Hupman, was born on June 8, 1923 in Independence, MO and departed this life on December 11, 2016 in Buffalo, MO. At the time of his passing he was 93 years, 6 months and 3 days of age.
    Jim was united in marriage to Velma Rankin on December 24, 1941 and was happily married for 75 years. Jim served his country during WWII.
    Jim was preceded in death by his wife Velma. He is survived by his four children, Connie, Sharon, Dianne and DeWayne; two brothers, Johnny Hupman and Gene Hupman; one brother-in-law, Dewon (Butch) Rankin; and one sister-in-law, Sue Dotson; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.  He also leaves several nieces, nephews and friends who will truly miss him.



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RUTH VALENE BARCLAY
    Ruth Valene (Wallace) Barclay, daughter of the late Underwood and Ada (Owen) Wallace, was born on June 26, 1925 in Clinton, UT, and departed this life on December 13, 2016 in Buffalo, MO.  At the time of her passing she was 91 years, 5 months, and 16 days of age.
    Ruth was reared and attended school in Clinton, UT.  She will be remembered by all who knew her for her sense of humor and witty remarks.  She enjoyed life and was always ready to explore new places and meet new people.  Ruth was a delightful and adventurous companion on trips to Europe, Australia, and all across the U.S. including Alaska and Hawaii.  She was a kind and generous person, always putting the welfare and happiness of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren first.  She enjoyed traveling and seeing the world, playing slots in the casinos, singing and dancing, and playing the piano, guitar, and harmonica.  She was also a creative and artistic person, taking up painting after she retired.  Ruth was a loving and supportive wife to her husband of 62 years.  Although she left her Utah home and family after a whirlwind romance with a Missouri country boy, she always maintained a close relationship with her family there.  Everyone who met her was blessed to have her in their lives for 91 years.
    Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Loren Barclay; her parents; and four siblings, Bertha Wallace, Ezra Wallace, Jasper Wallace, and Ken Wallace.  She is survived by her children, Ron & wife Bondena Barclay and Connie & husband Frank Smith; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  She also leaves other family members and friends who will all truly miss her.
    Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at the Hopewell Freewill Baptist Church with Pastor Tony Butcher officiating.  Interment will be in the Hopewell Cemetery under the direction of the Cantlon Otterness Funeral Home of Urbana. 


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SHIRLEY BARBARA POTTER
    Shirley Barbara Potter, daughter of the late Ernest & Bertha (Birk) Schallbruch, was born on January 23, 1926 in Stratford, CT and departed this life on December 21, 2016 in Hermitage, MO. At the time of her passing she was 90 years, 10 months and 28 days of age.
    Shirley had her first job at the age of 16 making parachutes at G.E.  She then switched over to Manning, Maxwell, & Moore where she ran a machine called a turret lathe making steel and brass fittings for ships and a drill press making plane parts for the war. After the war, she enjoyed, like many others, the big bands and ballroom dances. She knew Charlie for a few years before they started dating in July of 1954. They knew pretty quick they were meant for each other and were united in marriage on January 5, 1955. To this union two sons were born, Charles (Buck) and Ernest (Biff).  They started going to church when they moved to California in 1957, where she was saved and baptized on December 7, 1958. Over the years, she taught Sunday school; was active with Child Evangelism Fellowship; and had “Good News Clubs”. As the boys got older, she started a Bookkeeping and Tax Service from home. Both sons married and moved, so Shirley and Charlie relocated to Preston, MO in 1997 to be close to their oldest son Buck, who, later passed away in December of 1998. The bond between Charlie and Shirley and their daughter-in-law Joannie was always tight, but, after Buck passed away, it only grew stronger. She became their “daughter” and when she remarried, Sam became their “Son in law”. Sam’s children instantly bonded with their new grandma & grandpa. Charlie passed away in March of 2004. Shirley was very active with her church in Preston and volunteered for Benton Co. Hospice for years. She had a stroke on December 24, 2014, and was in Hermitage Care Center due to paralysis from the stroke. Shirley was a loyal friend; a prayer warrior; a counselor to many and loved by all that knew her.
    Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles E. Potter, Jr.; her son, Charles (Buck) Potter; her brother, Howard Schallbruch; and her grandson, Jacob Potter. She is survived by her son, Ernest (Biff) and wife, Monica Potter of Antioch, CA; daughter in law, Joannie and husband Sam Miller of Preston, MO; four grandchildren: Joshua Potter, Shanna Ott,  Shawn Miller and Melissa Morehead; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. She also leaves behind a host of many nieces, nephews, friends and family who will all truly miss her.
    Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at the Cantlon Otterness Funeral Chapel of Urbana at 10:00 a.m. with Brother Don Kelderhouse officiating.  Escorts will be Biff Potter, Joshua Potter, Sam Miller, Shawn Miller, Donnie Morehead and Gene Potter. The music service will be provided by Miles & Susan Clark, Sid & Gwen Lind, and Steven Weber. A Visitation will be held from 6:00-7:30 on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at the Cantlon Otterness funeral chapel in Urbana. Interment will be held at Bowers Chapel Cemetery in Urbana.  In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bible Baptist Church, Preston, MO 65732.


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RAY DONOVAN CRABTREE
    Ray Donovan Crabtree, son of the late Lloyd & Zelma (Pariett) Crabtree, was born on March 11, 1933 in Rockwell City, Iowa and departed this life on December 22, 2016 in Bolivar, Missouri. At the time of his passing he was 83 years, 9 months and 11 days of age.
    Ray was raised in and finished his schooling in Newton, Iowa. After he enlisted and served four years in the U.S. Navy, he returned to Newton. On May 19, 1961 he was united in marriage to Betty Crady and to this union one son was born.  Together they lived in Lincoln, Nebraska where he worked building bridges, went to work for the railroad and later transferred to Alliance, Nebraska. He retired in 1986 and moved to Hermitage, Missouri. He enjoyed fishing, especially for walleye and crappie, and he had been awarded four different Master Angler awards. He also enjoyed woodworking, making everything from rocking chairs to carousel horses. He was always a member of the local V.F.W wherever they lived.  He was also an avid sports enthusiast, especially when it came to Sprint Car racing, the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Denver Broncos.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister Karen Hanks. He is survived by his wife, Betty of the home; his son, Curt Crabtree of Alliance, NE; 2 granddaughters, Carissa and Macy Crabtree; and his sister, Colleen Brayton of Des Moines, IA. He also leaves his nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members and friends who will all truly miss him.
   Cremation rites have been accorded by the Cantlon Otterness Funeral Home of Buffalo. Interment will take place at a later date in Nebraska.



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ADA "IRENE" BENNETT
    Ada Irene (Bradley) Bennett was the daughter of Wilford A and Alma Ellen (Gaunt) Bradley. She was born February 13, 1928 in Long Lane. She died December 25, 2016 at the age of 88 at Buffalo Prairie Care Center in Buffalo, MO.
    Irene was united in marriage to Ray Oren Bennett on October 24, 1947. They made their home in southern Dallas County where they ran a dairy farm for many years. They moved to Buffalo in 1972 and continued to have beef cattle on the farm for several years. She was a Christian and was baptized in 1948 at the George Gregg farm at the river near Charity. She was a member of Charity Christian Church for about 50 years. She attended the First Christian Church in Buffalo two different times for a total of 20 years. She was a homemaker and enjoyed raising her four children.  She was known for preparing great meals for family get-togethers. She could farm, sew, can, garden, paint, embroidery and solve most any problem around the home. Later, she started working for Head Start as a bus driver and finished her career as an area Head Start Education Coordinator. She worked in early childhood education for 24 years. She volunteered her talents throughout her life at church, school, Bennett Springs Church Camp, Disabled American Veterans, 4H and whenever asked. She was faithful to visit family and friends when they were ill and in the hospital. She would say, “If I could help somebody as I travel on -- my living was not in vain.” She belonged to the Missouri Extension Club--Harmony Hustlers Friendship Club, Bubbly Red Hats, Christian Women’s Fellowship and other women’s groups. She traveled to Europe and took many bus tours across the United States. She would never say “no” to an invitation to travel. Traveling with family and friends was one of her favorite activities. Collecting family genealogy was also a passion. She wrote family history and printed a book on the Hill and Gaunt ancestors.
    Irene is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and two children, son, Richard Lynn Bennett and daughter, Karen Rae Kjar; son-in-law, Lance Beamer; great-grandson, Davis Kjar; three brothers, Elbert, Bill and Levin Bradley; two sisters, Eula Cheek Potter and Naomi Wingo; and a brother and sister in infancy, Buddy J. and Essie Fay. Survivors include two daughters, Jeanette Willis, Springfield and Joy Beamer, Buffalo; six grandchildren, James (Jim) Kjar and wife, Gina, Warsaw; Melissa (Kjar) and husband Curt Darnell, Buffalo, Andrea Willis, Springfield, Tobias (Toby) Beamer, Buffalo, Jazmyne Beamer and fiancé Jacob Custer, Buffalo, Mike L. Bennett, Kansas City; 11 great-grandchildren, Savannah, Isaac, Jonathan, Marcus, Emma and Boaz (Bo) Kjar, Warsaw, Evan Willis-Faulkner and Skyla Wallace, Springfield, Ariel Elia, VA, Taryn Elia, Buffalo; sisters, Phyllis Harper, Springfield and Nadine Burtin and husband, Gene, Eureka, KS; and two brothers, Travis and wife Charlene Bradley, Long Lane, and Avery Bradley, Willard. She also leaves many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors who will sorely miss her.
    Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 28, 2016 in the Cantlon Otterness Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jennifer Long and Rev. Tim Case officiating. Escorts include her nephews Ronnie Bradley, Daryl Bradley, Greg Burtin, Brian Burtin, Keith Wingo, Jim Poindexter, Kevin Poindexter, Dennis Bradley, Roger Bradley, J.R. Bradley, Don Pinkley, Steve Bradley, Darin Bradley and Mike Bradley. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association are her request.



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MARVIN S. MARTIN
    Marvin S. Martin passed away December 30th, 2016 in Buffalo, Missouri. Marvin was born in Delano, California, but spent the majority of his life in Los Angeles, California. Marvin was an enormously ambitious man, who after getting a job sweeping the floors of a printing shop, was able to learn the full spectrum of lithographic functions, tools and commercial environment. His excellence led to the building of his own lithographic firm where he served as president, Gothic Press, which was exceptionally successful in the 1980’s and 1990’s.
    While developing and growing his own business, he was also competitive in car racing and bass fishing (taking many trophies). His family never took second place, with his guidance being an integral part of his sons teams as a coach. He supported his family in all of their endeavors and through the many challenges life presents. While he was exceptionally competitive, he was also an extremely kind man, caring for his family in sickness and health with warm hugs and good cheer. Marvin was an extremely fair and generous person, with his organization representing the diversity of Los Angeles.
    Marvin moved to Buffalo, Missouri in the mid 1990’s and quickly learned to love the community, where after retiring from lithography, worked in real estate before retiring. He was an avid follower of global news, and enjoyed discussing politics, history and economics. He truly enjoyed golf, and whenever time and weather permitted, found himself on the course.
    All of the above was accomplished with Marvin’s sometimes self-depreciating, sometimes cutting humor, and significant effectiveness. Marvin never hesitated to move forward and he serves as a reminder that though we all come with unique differences, it is the fortitude of character that allows us to rise to challenges, to not accept what society might see as deficiently, and that all deserve an equal chance to manifest their own unique contributions as Marvin did as son, brother, husband and father. Marvin came from humble beginnings, but few have accomplished as much with so little. As Cortes framed it, “Vamos, que nada nos falta”. His friends and family will miss his stories, good cheer, debates and warmth.
    He is preceded in death by his first wife, Elaine Martin (nee Kornblatt), second wife, Paula Martin (nee Smith), and his son, Derek Martin. He is survived by son Daniel, and granddaughters Gabriella and Isabel Martin.
    Cremation rites were accorded under the direction of the Cantlon Otterness Funeral Home of Buffalo.


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