Nov. 9 Obits

November 9, 2012 

Glenn Olen Metheny

Aug. 22, 1928 - Oct. 31, 2012

Glenn Olen Metheny, 84, of Lake Winnebago, formerly of Raymore, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. He was born Aug. 22, 1928, on the farm near Cleveland, the only child of Harris and Dora (Martin) Metheny.

Glenn was a member of St. Paul’s Methodist Church; I.B.E.W.; Raymore Historical Society; member of Ray-Pec School Board during their consolidation; and enjoyed camping throughout all 50 states. His family was his pride and joy.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Alice Faye Metheny; son, Glenn E. Metheny and wife Georgann; daughter, Joyce McCambridge and husband Jack; grandchildren, Kelly, Sean, Adam, Carolyn; great grandchildren, Maddie, Lucy, Owen, Anna and Holden.

Visitation was 12-2 p.m. Nov. 2 at Cullen Funeral Home with private family burial.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church or Kansas City Hospice House.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, 612 W. Foxwood Dr., Raymore, MO 64083; 816-322-5278.

Betty Levon Taylor

June 13, 1944 - Oct. 31, 2012

Betty Levon Taylor, 68, of Harrisonville, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City.

She was born June 13, 1944, to Oran Wesley and Ruth Maxine March Kershner in Amoret.

Betty is survived by her son, Grover Franklin Jackson of Grandview; two daughters, Kammy Salmon and husband Stephan of Butler, and Jennifer Taylor of Forsyth; her mother, Ruth Kershner of Butler; one sister, Peggy Adkins and husband Richard of Harrisonville; six grandchildren, Nathan, Zack, Casey, George, Jonathan and Katrina; and nephews, nieces and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father and one brother, Gary Kershner in 2010.

Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Nov. 4 at Scott Cemetery in Amsterdam with Pastor Ron Dunlap officiating. There was no visitation.

Contributions: American Cancer Society.

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Arrangements: Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, 1301 S. Orange, Butler, MO 64730; 660-679-6555.

Dorothy Marie Audsley

Jan. 8, 1925 - Nov. 1, 2012

Dorothy Marie Audsley, of Harrisonville, was born Jan. 8, 1925, in rural Drexel, Bates County, to Clifford Leroy and Bessie Lee Thornbrough Anderson and died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at Golden Years Nursing Home, Harrisonville.

She attended McNeil one-room elementary school and started high school at Merwin. The family moved to Garden City in 1941 where she completed her education. Immediately after graduation she moved to Kansas City and worked at the Fairfax B-25 Bomber Plant. While working for Chief Freight Line, she met Ralph Audsley and they were married on Jan. 15, 1948, at his parent’s home in Kansas City.

The Audsleys moved back to the Garden City area when their children, Larry and Carol were young. She was a bookkeeper and clerk for Bob Johnson’s Appliance Store for 30 years. Dorothy was an avid league bowler, caregiver for her husband, grandson, Troy and Carol, gardener, loved puzzles and baseball. Dorothy just completed crocheting 12 children’s lap robes. Through all her health issues she maintained a positive attitude and was very appreciative of those caring for her.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in the death by her husband, Ralph on July 13, 1981; a daughter, Carol Sue Bonner on March 30, 2006; a grandson, Troy L. Shipley, July 23, 1994, and three brothers.

Dorothy is survived by her son Larry Audsley, Harrisonville; a granddaughter Brook Gray and husband Sean; two great-grandsons Ashton and Landon Gray all of Lee’s Summit; nieces Marilyn Moreland, Marlene Zygmontowica, Marilyn Davis and Vicky Anderson; nephews Charles, Kendall, Donald, John and Gary Anderson; one cousin and many distant relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Nov. 5 at Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville. Burial will be in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, with Rev. Charles Sutton officiating.

Arrangements: Dickey Funeral Home, 2401 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville, MO 64701; 816-884-6244.

Elizabeth Jane Lamb

Aug. 12, 1927 - Nov. 1, 2012

Elizabeth Jane Lamb, 85, of Odessa, was born Aug. 21, 1927, in Mountain Home, Ark., the daughter of Robert Jefferson and Eva Susan (Owen) Studdard. She died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at her son’s home near Garden City.

Funeral services were Nov. 5 at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, with burial in Blairstown Cemetery, Blairstown.

Arrangements: Dickey Funeral Home, 711 Old 7 Hwy., Garden City MO 64747; 816-862-6345.

Urson Charles Logue, Jr.

April 30, 1943 - Nov. 1, 2012

Urson Charles “Chuck” Logue, Jr., 69, of Archie, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at his home. Chuck was born April 30, 1943, in Butler, the son of Urson Charles and Harriet Seymour (Morriss) Logue.

Chuck graduated from Archie High School in 1961 and attended the University of Missouri. He was united in marriage on July 3, 1966, to Linda Carol Tatman Logue.

Chuck was a member of First Baptist Church of Archie. He served on the Farm Bureau Board and was a member of the Harrisonville Milk Haulers Association. He served on the Archie School Board and was a member of the Eastern Star - Crescent Hill Chapter 127, Archie Masonic Lodge #633 and Shriners.

Survivors include his wife, Linda, and their three children, Jason (Christina), Columbus, Ohio, Ryan (Betsy), St. Louis, Jennifer Bolton (Wesley), Columbia; one sister, Linda Zellmer (Fred), Freeman; cousin, Wendell Patterson of Harrisonville, nephews and nieces, Anne Jenkins (Duncan), of Liberty, Lee Zellmer, Louisburg, Kan., Christopher Limpus of Kansas City, and six grandchildren.

Funeral services were Nov. 5 at First Baptist Church in Archie, with burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian. Memorial contributions may be made to the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home.

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Arrangements: Atkinson Funeral Home, 600 W. Wall, Harrisonville, MO 64701; 816-380-3268.

Nellie Clay

Feb. 3, 1934 - Nov. 3, 2012

Nellie “Joan” Clay, 78, of Harrisonville, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at her home. Joan was born Feb. 3, 1934, in Butler, the daughter of John Thomas and Leona C. (Moles) Conner.

She married Jack Clay on Aug. 15, 1950, in Kansas City at Rev. Swadley’s home. Nellie had lived in Shawnee, Kan., for 26 years before she and Jack built their retirement home on a farm near Butler in 1989. They moved back to Shawnee, Kan., in 2001, and then moved to Harrisonville in 2006 to be closer to her brother. Joan’s life was characterized by the love she spread to her family, both immediate and extended, providing love and assistance for any family member in need.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Jack, of the home; one son, Gary W. Clay, Webster, Mass.; one daughter, Donna Nielson, Lenexa, Kan.; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at Atkinson Chapel in Harrisonville. (Cremation).

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Arrangements: Atkinson Funeral Home, 600 W. Wall, Harrisonville, MO 64701; 816-380-3268.

Betty Rose Crutcher

Dec. 27, 1928 - Nov. 3, 2012

Betty Rose Crutcher, 82, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at Chariton Park Health Care Center, Salisbury. Betty was born Dec. 27, 1928, in Drexel to parents Dora (Dawson) and George Elmer Crutcher.

Growing up, Betty was a member of the First Baptist Church in Drexel. Later in life, she also attended Southfork Baptist Church. Betty was the oldest of the Crutcher children. Her younger sister Nancy has fond childhood memories of Betty walking her to school, brushing her hair, and even carrying her out of a burning house. Betty also was known for her beautiful handwriting and embroidery work.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents Dora and George, and her brother Gale Knox Crutcher. She is survived by her sisters, Nancy Baltinksy, Olatha, Kan., and Wynona Crutcher, Salisbury, and brother Lyman Crutcher, Cass County.

Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel. Graveside services will immediately follow visitation at Sharon Cemetary, Drexel. Service to be officiated by Pastor Steven A. Donnelly.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, Drexel, or to The Church of Scientology.

Written messages and memories may be left for the family at

Arrangements: Mullinax Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 10 S. High St., Butler, MO 64730; 660-679-0009.

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