Obituaries: 11-17-22

Posted 11/16/22

SFC George Leroy MooreSFC George Leroy Moore, US Army Retired passed away peacefully at his home in Lincolnton, Ga. on 8 November 2022. He was surrounded by his wife and children. Funeral services …

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Obituaries: 11-17-22


SFC George
Leroy Moore
SFC George Leroy Moore, US Army Retired passed away peacefully at his home in Lincolnton, Ga. on 8 November 2022. He was surrounded by his wife and children.
Funeral services with Military Honors will be held at the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery located in Milledgeville GA on 21 November at 1300.
George, son of the late George Moore and Bessie Wise was born on August 21, 1942 in Kansas City, KS. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1961, and earned an Associate Degree from the University of Phoenix. He retired as a Sergeant First Class. His military decorations include: the Army Commendation Medal (1-OLC), Good Conduct Medal (6th AWD), National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal (3BS), Korean Defense Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (4th AWD), Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Service Ribbon (4th AWD) and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. George deployed in 1969-70 to Vietnam with the 1st Signal Brigade 143 Signal Battalion. During his deployment, his unit received both the Vietnam Gallantry Cross Armed Forces and the Meritorious unit awards. “Til VALHALLA”
Survived by his loving wife Bonnie Moore of 61yrs, three children, son, George (Terri) Moore, daughter Juanita (Mark) Farmer, and son, LTC (RET) Bucky (Tami) Moore, 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Jeannie (Mike) Hills and Bonnie Anderson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Clifford Moore and grandchild Joshua Tanner.
The family requests that memorial contributions may be made in George’s memory to: COPD Foundation, 3300 Ponce de Leon BLVD, Miami, Florida 33134.
Beggs Funeral Home, 200 May Ave., Lincolnton is honored to serve the family of SFC George Leroy Moore, US Army Retired.
Lillian “Mickey’ Cole
Lillian “Mickey’ Cole, Born: May 4, 1957, Passed November 2, 2022.
Survivors include Partner Darrell Cole, Best Friend & Caregiver Luci Melton, Parents Ray & Loyella Arnold, Older Siblings; Betty Mullins, & Loyd Mullins, & Younger Siblings; Zella & David Bullard, Loyd & Trudy Arnold, Chester & Sunny Arnold; numerous nephews, nieces, and extended family members.
Proceeded in death by her biological parents Loyd & Lillian Mullins, older sibling Mary Mullins, and Sister-In-Law Cathy Arnold.
A Memorial Service will be at Consalus Funeral Home. 209 S. 2nd Street, Clinton, MO. 64735, on Monday, September 21, 2022, at 11:00 AM.
Mickey came to her parents in a nontraditional way but was loved in a very traditional way. She was a toddler when her biological mother passed away and was adopted by Ray & Loyella Arnold. Mickey was the first of four children of that home; she was fiercely independent and massively protective of her younger siblings. Early on she showed a love for art and collecting. She collected things like most people, but also valued and collected experiences and friendships along the way.
Mickey made fast friends whenever meeting a new person. She was happiest when she had people nearby. She loved singing. When she attended William Chrisman High School, she joined the school choir and loved it. Singing was a passion, and it made her proud to be a part of such a special group.
Mickey graduated in 1974 and went on to start her career path at a local diner in Sugar Creek, Missouri, Mattie’s Diner. It was more than a job; it was a place that she loved to be. She would come in and hang out even when not on the schedule. When she was working, she truly enjoyed what she was doing and it showed, as customers lined up to visit her as she served and chatted with guests that became more friend than customer to her.
Mickey & Darrell enjoyed living the small-town life. They lived in several communities in the area including Appleton City, and Adrian, before settling in at Montrose. She continued to cook at small town diners wherever she found the opportunity to be part of the community and serve.
Mickey loved a good thrift store, another man’s junk was indeed an opportunity for treasure. Her motto when leaving the house for thrifting or garage selling was to always have 1’s, & 5’s and quarters ready for the potential deals. She was a collector of pigs of any kind; wood, ceramic, coconut, pigs with wings, any pig was worthy of the collection. She also loved to collect brass items, bells, animals, candle holders, wall plaques, baby shoes, extra bonus If it was a brass pig.
Mickey loved camping, although that was only if her camper had a bathroom. Mickey & Darrell enjoyed fishing but for the catch and release. She always had her life jacket and rubber boat ready to go out on the water. It was never about the fishing; it was more about the experience spending time with her friends, family and especially kids in her life. She also loved gardening. She was so proud of her flowers and equally proud of her vibrant and over the top yard art, that made her smile every time she looked at it.
Mickey was a giver of her art and her love. She loved to paint, she started very young in childhood with those paint by number kits, moving on into full fledged crafting and gift giving. Sometimes the gift might seem a bit odd, but they came from the heart, and she always put her full thought into it, making the eyes blue if yours were blue, just so you knew it was made intentionally with you in mind.
Mickey passed at sunset and she had a beautiful send off from the natural world as she gained her angel wings. The sky had lovely shades of oranges and yellows painted just for Mickey as she was welcomed into her next chapter. Mickey was loved and will be missed by all she knew, the friends that were family and family that were friends.
Daisy Ritchie
Daisy Ritchie, age 97, formerly of Clinton, Missouri passed away on Monday, October 31, 2022 at Windsor Estates in St. Charles, Missouri.
Daisy was born in Walker Missouri in September of 1925. Daisy had several accomplishments in her life from School Teacher, Bank Teller, Social Worker and first and foremost wife to her late husband William L Ritchie and mother. Daisy had a passion to help others and serve God, she loved singing in the choir and also played the piano and organ in churches where Bill Pastored.
Daisy was a member of the First Baptist Church Clinton, MO and volunteered in the Church Office after she retired. Daisy Loved her Church Family.
Daisy is survived by her 2 daughters Mary Stephens and Karen Ritchie. Two Grandchildren, Jessica Hensley and Ashley Jones, 2 Great Grandchildren, Grant Jones and Alexander Jones.
Funeral services were held November 4, 2022 at the First Baptist Church, Clinton, with Dr. Randy Shipman officiating. Special music included “The Wonder of It All, Amazing Grace and He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands.” The casket bearers were Gary Gundy, Pete May, Bill Houk, Mike Trower, Donnie Bullock and Jim Briggs. Interment followed in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, MO
Betty Sue Goth
Betty Sue Goth, 86 of Montrose, Missouri passed away at her home on Monday, October 31, 2022.
Sue was born in Montrose, Missouri on February 7, 1936, the daughter of Clarence A Cornell and Pauline M. Vansant Cornell. She graduated from Montrose R-14 High School in May of 1953. She started work at Hallmark card in Kansas City until her marriage.
Sue was united in marriage to Richard Donald Goth on September 6, 1954, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose, Missouri. After Dick and Sue were married they welcomed seven children, Theresa, Donald, David, Darrell, Danny, Maggie and Sandra. Sue later started working at Clover Leaf Sewing Company in Appleton City, Missouri, then she became the Bookkeeper for West Central Community Action Agency in Appleton City until she retired at the age of 70 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband Richard Goth, her parents, three sisters, two brothers-in-law and one grandson.
Survivors include her seven children, Theresa (Bill) Munsterman, Donald Goth (Karen Hinkle), David Goth, Darrell (Mary Anne) Goth, Danny Goth, Maggie (Phil) Stoddard and Sandra (Shawn) Brownsberger, 2 sisters Audrey Huenefeldt and Dorrit Caufield, 15 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren.
Funeral mass was held November 4, 2022 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montrose, MO with Father Jason Koch officiating. Inurnment was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Montrose, MO.
Services were under the direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton, MO.