Obituary

James A. “Salty” Schumaker, 84
James A. “Salty” Schumaker, 84, of Sedalia, died Friday, July 27th, 2012 at Bothwell Regional Health Center.  He was born July 9th, 1928 in Houstonia, MO, son of the late William and Lillie Hill Schumaker.
Salty was a lifetime resident of Sedalia, graduating from Smit…
Paul Bernard Johnson, 75
Paul Bernard Johnson, 75, of Sedalia, died Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at Bothwell Regional Health Center. He was born June 27, 1937, in Sedalia, a son of the late Dennis Reid and Josephine (Lutjen) Johnson.
Paul was raised and educated in Sedalia, graduating from Smith-Cotton High School in 1955...
Dorothy Ann Smith, 75
Dorothy Ann Smith, 75, of Sedalia, died Thursday, July 26, 2012, at Bothwell Regional Health Center.
She was born June 30, 1937, in Sedalia, the daughter of the late Emil John and Amanda (Wischmeier) Bethke. On June 19, 1955, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Sedalia, she married Robert …
Margaret Joan Ehlers, 79
Margaret Joan Ehlers, 79, of Cole Camp, died Monday, July 23, 2012, at Bothwell Regional Health Center, Sedalia.  She was born on August 9, 1932, in Florence, Missouri, a daughter of George Edwin and Anna Sophia (Schroeder) Grupe.
She was baptized on July 23, 1933, by Rev...
Bette R. Padgett, 94
Bette R. Padgett, 94, of Sedalia, passed away Thursday, July 26, 2012, at the Sylvia G. Thompson Residence
Center.
Lorraine D. Raines, 92
Lorraine D. Raines, 92, of Sedalia, passed from this life to eternal life on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at
Rest Haven Convalescent and Retirement Home.
15-Year-Old Ceaira Walker Passes Away from Brain Cancer
Recently I received word of the death of 15-year old Ceaira Walker, from my old hometown of Knob Noster.   While I never had the chance to know her personally, she definitely caught the attention of many in recent months, and I do know many from Knob who were profoundly impacted by he…