Jan 22, 2020 10:22 PM

Pauline Ussary 1923 - 2020

Posted Jan 22, 2020 10:22 PM

Pauline Ussary, 96, of Agency, Missouri, passed away January 20, 2020.

Pauline was born March 26, 1923 in Agency to the late Dennis and May (Berry) Staggs. 

She was the valedictorian of the Agency High School class of 1940 and taught elementary school there.  She earned an associate degree in teaching from Northwest Missouri State University. 

Pauline married V. Doyle Ussary on December 31, 1942.  He passed away on May 13, 2010. 

Pauline was a member of the Agency Christian Church.  She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

In addition to her parents and husband, Pauline is preceded in death by three siblings. 

Survivors:  son, Brian Ussary (Channon); daughter, Cheryl Collier; grandchildren, Lindsay Fritz (Aaron), Megan Wyatt (Brandon), Blair Ussary, Nathan Collier and Kristen Collier; great-grandchildren, Mack, Mason & Jax Fritz. 

Service:  1:00 PM, Friday, January 24, 2020 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.  Interment:  Agency Cemetery.

Visitation:  4:30-7:00 PM, Thursday; January 23, 2020 at our chapel.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Agency Christian Church.  The family would like to extend a special thanks to Pauline's caregivers, Marti & Fran. 

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Jan 22, 2020 10:22 PM
Dixie Ann Black (Godfrey)  1934 - 2020

Dixie Ann (Godfrey) Black, 85 years old, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on January 16, 2020, in Arkansas.

Celebration of life services will be 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, KS. Burial will follow in the Sugar Creek Cemetery, Rushville, MO. Visitation will be at 1 pm until time of service. In lieu of flowers she requested memorial contributions to St. Jude's Hospital, Memphis Tennessee and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.

Dixie was born on July 20, 1934 in Atchison, KS the daughter of Robert and Laura Mae (Neu) Godfrey. Dixie was a sports fanatic. After moving to Mountain Home, Arkansas where her son lives, she had to get all of the channels that showed Jayhawk and Chief's games, and most of all her beloved Royals. Mrs. Black was also very committed to St. Jude's Hospital and was thrilled when she was able to tour the facility.

In 1952 she married Donald Armontrout. They later divorced. In 1972 she married the love of her life Ernest Black. He preceded her death in 2006. Dixie is survived by son's Steven (Victoria) Armontrout, Dale(Sue)Black, and daughter Vicki Armontrout (Jimmy) Means. Also surviving are her beloved granddaughter Lisa (Matt) Forschler and grandson Jason (Anisha) Armontrout. She always said they were her life. Mrs. Black is also survived by 8 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren and many special nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, 7 brothers and sisters.