Edna Hardinger

Edna Hardinger

Edna Hardinger, 84 of Kansas City, formerly of Butler, Missouri passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at St. Luke’s East Hospital in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Funeral services will be held 10:00 am Monday, June 22, 2020 at the Butler Presbyterian Church. There will be no visitation. Private family burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Services will also be available virtually via Facebook Live and on mullinaxfuneralhome. com. Services under the direction of Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009). Memorial Contributions may be made to the Humane Society. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Esther Lou (Dines) Breon

Esther Lou (Dines) Breon passed away peacefully on May 27, 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri. She was the daughter of Herbert Lehman and Opal Jaunita (Shoemaker) Dines, born on February 26, 1932 in Appleton City, Missouri. She spent her formative years in the Appleton City area, where she graduated from high school in 1949. Esther Lou then attended Warrensburg Teachers College in Warrensburg, Missouri, earning a Bachelor’s of Education. Later, she earned a Master’s Degree in at Warrensburg. She went on to teach in several area schools for many years. Her first year of teaching was in a one-room country school. She taught English at Appleton City High School for several years. She started the Kindergarten programs at Ballard and Montrose. She also taught Kindergarten at Appleton City. Later she was the Eighth Grade teacher at AC and then returned to ACHS. The last few years of her teaching career were as principal and Third- Fourth Grade teacher at Hudson Elementary School. She retired in 1990.

Thelma Cornell Morris Wheatley

Thelma Cornell Morris Wheatley

Thelma B. (Cornell) Morris Wheatley of Butler, Missouri, departed this earth on June 13, 2020, at the age of 105 years. She was born March 18, 1915, near Ballard, Mo, to Hal and Edith (Hughes) Cornell. She was the oldest of seven children who grew up in the Ballard and Passaic areas. Thelma often told of walking two miles to one school the Cornell children attended when they were younger, and then riding the mare named Nell to school when a bit older. Just before starting high school, Thelma’s father asked her to wait a year before going so that she could stay home and help her mother with the house and the other children. She did so, and the following year she started high school. In 1933, she graduated from Butler High School. Academically she was one of the top three graduates of the Class of 1933.


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