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Derwood Bealmer



Derwood W. Bealmer, 77, of Moberly, MO, died Thursday, April 17, 2014.  Derwood was born October 23, 1936 in Central City, Iowa, to William Floyd and Nellie (Stark) Bealmer.

He served his country in the U.S. Army; receiving an honorable discharge.  Prior to retirement he was an engineer for the Norfolk & Southern Railroad, and was an active member of Jefferson Avenue United Methodist Church.

He married Carolyn Garnett on June 6, 1964 in Atlanta, MO, and she survives.  Also surviving are his children, Jeff Bealmer and his wife Tina of Huntsville, Julie Bealmer and Matt Bealmer both of Moberly; two grandchildren, Nathan Bealmer and his wife Jennifer of Moberly, Gage Bealmer of Huntsville; two great-grandchildren, Kamryn and Cayden Bealmer; three brothers, Larry Bealmer of Boonville, Mack Bealmer and his wife Karen and Billy Bealmer and his wife Diana all of Macon; two sisters, Evelyn Fuller of Clarence and Sandra Miller and her husband Bert of Independence; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and three sisters, Theda Deathrage,  Barbara Stump, and Nyra Sagaser

Derwood enjoyed St. Louis Cardinal’s baseball.   He loved to read and enjoyed the outdoors.

Memorial contributions to the Jefferson Avenue United Methodist would be appreciated.

Services honoring and celebrating Derwood’s life will be Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. at the Cater Funeral Home Chapel.  Committal prayers and burial will take place Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. at the Mt. Tabor Cemetery near Atlanta, MO.  Words of comfort and support may be shared with the family at the visitation, which will be Tuesday, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  at the Cater Funeral Home.



Arthur Hilt



Arthur William Hilt, 98 of Higbee, formerly of Kansas City, KS died April 17, 2014. Art was born at home in Kansas City, Kansas on May 20, 1915 to Alfred G. and Amphy T. Hilt during World War I and the years of the horse and buggy and Model T Fords. The roads were mostly dirt, some were brick, gravel, and concrete. He had six brothers; Merritt, Bert, Charley, Alfred Jr., Frankie, Robert and one sister; Alta, lovingly called "Sis".

During the depression in the 1930's, Art worked the 40-acre family farm planting corn, raising cattle, and gardening. At that time, Kansas City became known as the "dust bowl" because dust storms were thick and drifting across Kansas. Thousands of heads of cattle were lost due to not having water from the dust storm.

In 1935, at the age of 20, Art married Helen Wallace and had a son, Jack. For two years, he worked for Harris Gore, a jewelry department store on 12th and Main, as a delivery man and watchman. The following five years, he worked in heavy construction, bridge construction, grain elevator tanks under pinning buildings and carpenter helper. He then advanced to a carpenter journeyman. Art and Helen divorced.

In 1939, Art married Minnie Stuart. They had three sons, Roy Roger, Billy Ray, and Kenneth Lee. In 1944, during World War II, Art was drafted into the Army and stationed at Camp Roberts, California. Art and Minnie divorced in 1945. Art gained custody of his three young children and was given an honorable discharge from the Army.

In 1946, Art married Goldie Marie Anderson and lived at 2414 South 12th Street in Kansas City, Kansas. Goldie had two sons, John Elmer and Daniel Eugene. Together they had two sons and three daughters, James William, Patsy Darlene, Carolyn Sue, Edward Lee, and Sandra Kay.

Art worked at the Kansas City Terminal as a trouble shooter and performed all the electrical and air-conditioning repairs on the trains. During the great Kansas City flood in 1951, the Union Station became flooded, and Art began his career as a self employed carpenter. He built and sold several houses in Merriam, Kansas, and also owned the City Service Station on Merriam Lane.

Art was faithful in taking his family to church and was an active church member. He was an usher, treasurer, deacon, Sunday School Superintendent and teacher. He cheerfully provided his carpentry skills to whatever needed to be done in the church building.

In the summer of 1972, Art and Goldie sold their home in Kansas City, bought an Airstream trailer, and headed to Tucson, Arizona. Art felt a calling into the ministry and became an ordained minister in the Assembly of God church. He and his younger family traveled and preached in several churches in Arizona. Eventually, they moved to Phoenix in 1973 and Art continued his self-employment as a carpenter. In 1984, Art and Goldie moved back to Kansas City, Kansas where they remained until 2002. They returned to Phoenix, Arizona where Art and his youngest son, Ed, owned a construction business 2002 to 2006. In 2006, at the age of 91, Art retired. Art and Goldie moved back to Kansas City, Kansas.

Art lost the love of his life when Goldie passed away in 2008. Art moved with his oldest daughter, Pat, to Higbee, Missouri where he spent the last few years of his life. He passed from this life into the arms of Jesus on April 17, 2014 at the age of 98 years and 11 months.

Words of comfort and support may be shared with the family at the visitation which will be, Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. at the Maple Hill Funeral Home in Kansas City, KS, services honoring and celebrating Arthur’s life will follow at 11:00 a.m. Committal prayers and burial will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery in Kansas City, KS. Local arrangements by Cater Funeral Home.

Ada Ruth Taylor Ellison


Services honoring and celebrating Ada's were held at the Cater Funeral Home Chapel, committal prayers and burial followed in the Oakland Cemetery.




William C. "Bill" Hendren, Jr.

1935 - 2014 

William C. “Bill” Hendren, Jr., 78, of Kansas City, MO, formerly of Moberly, died Monday, April 14, 2014. He was born July 31, 1935 in Moberly to William C. Sr.,  and Eula Ruth (Floyd) Hendren.

Bill enlisted in the United States Navy in December 1953 receiving an honorable discharge in 1961.  He worked for General Motors, retiring after 31 years of employment.

He married Wanda Sue Kirkendoll on October 1, 1960 in Moberly and she preceded him in death in 2011. Also preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors include his children, Rodney W. Hendren of Kansas City, MO, Debra “Debbie” Hay and her husband Steve of Fort Madison, IA and Kevin Hendren and his wife MaryEllen of Kansas City, MO, six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, his sister, Nikki Ritterbusch of San Antonio, FL, his brother, Terry Hendren and his wife Patricia “Pat” of O’Fallon, MO, many nieces, nephews, cousins,  other relatives and friends.

Bill was active with his sons in the Boy Scouts of America for many years, creating many fond memories and learning experiences with them.  He enjoyed traveling, camping, fishing, hunting, bowling and restoring Harley Davidson motorcycles.

Services honoring and celebrating Bill’s life were held at the Cater Funeral Home Chapel. Committal prayers, military honors,  and burial to followed in the Hagar Cemetery.



Kathleen R. DeWeese

1930 - 2014 

Kathleen R.  DeWeese, 83, of Moberly, died  Thursday morning, April 10, 2014.  Kathleen was born October 3, 1930, in Moberly,  to Edward and Dolly (Daiprai) Stoner. 

Prior to retirement she worked as an accountant for Todt Industries in Cape Girardeau, MO.  She had previously owned and operated a beauty shop in Moberly.  Kathleen was a member of the St. Pius X Catholic Church.

On July 16, 1948 she married Calvin M. “Mote” DeWeese in Moberly.  He preceded her in death on April 29, 2003.  She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her children; Chuck DeWeese and his wife,  Vicky,  of Moberly,  Sandi Lewis and her husband Pat,  of Charleston, SC; two grandchildren, Luke Farrow and his fiancé,  Brittany White, Mark Farrow;  a brother-in-law,  Murle DeWeese and his wife Virginia, a sister-in-law, Esther Kilgore,  nieces, nephews, cousins,  other relatives and friends.

Services honoring and celebrating Kathleen’s life were at the Cater Funeral Home Chapel.  Committal prayers and burial followed in the Memorial Park Cemetery.

Athlene Olivia Robertson

1927 - 2014

Athlene Olivia Robertson, 86, of Moberly, died Thursday, April 3, 2014. She was born December 2, 1927 in Salisbury, MO to Werner and W. Olivia (Rohwer) Linneman.

Athlene married Darrell Robertson on March 11, 1950 in Omaha, NE and he preceded her in death on March 15, 1976. Also preceding her in death were her parents and two brothers, Wernell and Gerald Linneman.

Survivors include her children, Victoria “Vicky” DeWeese and her husband Charles “Chuck” of Moberly and Renee Kesselring and her husband Tom of Pflugerville, TX; two grandsons, Andrew Kesselring of Chicago, IL and Mark Kesselring of Austin, TX; her sister, Marilyn Chapple of Rockport, MO; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Linneman of Keytesville, MO and Georgia Lindsay of Chesterfield, MO; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Memorials to the Zion Lutheran Church or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation would be appreciated.

Services honoring and celebrating Athlene’s life were at the Zion Lutheran Church.  Committal prayers and interment followed in the Memorial Park Cemetery.




Daisy E. Brockman

1943 - 2014

Daisy Evelyn (Baker) Brockman, 70, of Moberly,  passed away on Monday, April 1, 2014 at the Four Season’s Living Center, Sedalia, Missouri.   She was born in Clark, MO, on May 14, 1943.  She was one of 13 children born to the union of   David Richard and Rebecca Jane (Riley) Baker.

Survivors include her children, Larry E. Brockman, Jr. and his wife Rebecca of Moberly,   Dana L. Brockman Wetherell and her husband Robert of Warener Robins, GA, Brian D. Brockman and his wife Deanna of Lamonte, MO, and Troy A. Brockman and his wife Amy of Hughesville, MO,   12 grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, two siblings, Laura Murphy and Julius Yvonne Wood, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a son Curtis, and ten siblings.

Services honoring and celebrating Daisy’s life were held at the Cater Funeral Home Chapel. Committal prayers and burial followed in the Sugar Creek Cemetery.



Ernest Derboven

1930 - 2014 

Ernest Derboven, 84, of Boonville, MO, formerly of Moberly, died Monday, March 31, 2014.  Ernest was born January 11, 1930 in Huntsville, MO, to Joseph and Ella Mae  (Spicer) Derboven.

He served as a Corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War; receiving an honorable discharge in 1959.  Prior to retirement he worked for the Missouri Highway Department.

Ernest married Ruby E. Moore on December 23, 1950, and she preceded him in death.  He then married Connie Purdum  on June 10, 1989,  and she preceded him in death.  He was also preceded in death by his parents, a granddaughter Aeisha Derboven, and a sister Mary Ann Wilson.

Survivors include his children Joe Derboven and his wife Nancy;  Ernie Derboven and his wife JoAnn all of Huntsville;  ten grandchildren;  15 great-grandchildren;  several nieces and nephews, a brother-in-law Bob Wilson of Sturgeon, other relatives and friends.

Services honoring Ernest’s life were at the Cater Funeral Home Chapel.  Committal prayers, military honors, and burial followed in the Oakland Cemetery. 

Michael Timothy "Tim" Bargar



Michael Timothy “Tim” Bargar, 42, of Columbia, formerly of Clark, died Friday, March 21, 2014. He was born August 22, 1971 in Jefferson City, MO to Michael Lee and Virginia (Kester) Bargar.

Prior to medical leave Tim was manager of the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, MO.

Tim married Deborah Apel on August 30, 2003 in Columbia and she survives of the home. Also surviving are his children; Sarah Thompson of Kirksville, MO, Deanna Bargar of  Lawrence, Kansas, Spencer, Peyton and Timothy Bargar all of Columbia, his mother Virginia Bargar of Clark, his sister Kristina Bryson and her husband Dan of Sturgeon, one niece, one nephew, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents.

Tim was a member of the Masonic Lodge and was an Eagle Scout. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.

Memorial contributions to the Tim Bargar Memorial Fund would be appreciated.

Services honoring and celebrating Tim’s life were held at the Cater Funeral Home Chapel.  Commital prayers and burial followed in the Chapel Grove Cemetery in Clark, MO.