Glen Edgar Spangler, 62

Extracted from The Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, MO)

Wednesday, February 27, 1963


Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Carroll Funeral Home, Portland, Ore., for Glen E. Spangler, 62, who died Feb. 17 at his home in Portland, following a brief illness.  Mr. Spangler was a former Burlington Jct., and Elmo Community resident.

Mr. Spangler had spent his early life in the area and had resided in the West for a number of years.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Maryville.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Alberta Payne Spangler; two sons; two daughters; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Emery Spangler and Eldon Spangler, Burlington Jct., and three sisters, Mrs. Leslie Walter and Mrs. Byron Martin, Burlington Jct., and Mrs. Caleda Hamilton, Blanchard, Ia.

Burial was in Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery, Portland.


Carrie Fisher 1956-2016 Not your everyday Obituary

27 Dec 2016

today we lost an icon.. i dont believe a simple obituary will cover her well.. so if i may direct you to this article that says things so much better from the facebook group “A Mighty Girl” = (a title that has always suited Carrie so well)

*(while i am not advertising for this group i Can and DO recommend it)

A Mighty Girl
Carrie Fisher, the American actress best known for her now iconic role as Star Wars’ Leia Organa, passed away today at the age of 60, several days after suffering a heart attack. “It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” a statement from her daughter read. “She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”

Fisher was the daughter of Hollywood stars Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, which brought her an early awareness of the challenges associated with what she described as “[living] an all-too-exciting life.” After the release of the original Star Wars in 1977 in which she first portrayed Princess Leia, Fisher herself shot to international stardom at the age of 19. She went on to reprise the role in three more Star Wars films, most recently in last year’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” where she played General Leia Organa, the leader of the Resistance. Lucasfilm also announced today that Fisher had completed work on the eighth film in the main “Star Wars” series which is scheduled for release next December.

In the years since the original Star Wars films, Fisher wrote numerous bestselling books, several of which examined her personal struggles with addiction and mental health with candor and wit. She was also well-known for her biting sarcasm, particularly for her often self-deprecating examination of life in the celebrity fishbowl of Hollywood. Fisher spoke publicly about how her struggles with addiction and bipolar disorder have affected her life, and was a powerful advocate for understanding and compassion for people suffering from mental illnesses: “I am mentally ill. I can say that. I am not ashamed of that. I survived that, I’m still surviving it, but bring it on,” she said. This year, Harvard honored her with its annual outstanding lifetime achievement award in cultural humanism in recognition of her “bravely honest” literary career.

In speaking recently about her new memoir, “The Princess Diarist,” which reproduces journal pages she had written during her time on the set of Star Wars, Fisher said: “I had forgotten that I’d written them, and I’ve never written diaries sort of like that… It was sad because I was so insecure, and it’s very raw.” She hoped, however, that her stories could bring hope and encouragement to other girls and women going through similar struggles. Fisher also took great pride in bringing the character of Princess Leia to life, especially during a time when Mighty Girl characters on screen were all too rare. “I got to be the only girl in an all-boy fantasy, and it’s a great role for women,” she said in September. “She’s a very proactive character and gets the job done. So if you’re going to get typecast as something, that might as well be it for me.”

Carrie Fisher, through her iconic role of Leia Organa, has had a tremendous influence on two generations of Mighty Girls. Please share her impact on you or your Mighty Girl in the comments below.

Fisher released her latest memoir, “The Princess Diarist,” last month — to learn more, visit

Her first memoir, “Wishful Drinking,” was adapted from her one-woman stage show and explores both her struggles with addiction and bipolar disorder; you can learn more at

Her sardonic, comic novel, “Postcards From the Edge,” was also adapted into a film starring Meryl Streep; for more about Fisher’s book, visit

To introduce a new generation to Leia Organa, the original rebel Princess, check out our “Princess Leia Collection” at

Princess Leia was also among the vanguard of a new type of princess — a smart, courageous princess who was anything but a damsel in distress. There are now many books for children that have been inspired by her example and we feature over 100 of them in our “Independent Princess” book collection at

Francis E. Jennings , 81

Kansas City Star, The (MO) – April 11, 1992; Page: C5

Francis E. Jennings , 81, Kansas City, Kan., former owner of the Jennings Automotive Machine Shop, was found dead April 10, 1992, at the home.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Kansas City, Kan.; burial in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Butler & Son Chapel, 19th Street and Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kan.

Mr. Jennings owned the business in Kansas City, Kan., for 49 years, retiring in 1986. He was a member of St. Patrick’s church. was a lifelong Kansas City, Kan., resident.

Survivors include four sons, Raymond E. Jennings , Robert Jennings and Charles “Jake” Jennings of Kansas City, Kan., and Edward Jennings , Des Moines, Iowa; four daughters, Betty Tebbe, Kansas City, Mary Ellen Sloan, Excelsior Springs, Doris Schnieders, Shawnee, and Peggy Murphy, Kansas City, Kan.; a sister, Margaret Woodward, Kansas City, Kan.; 32 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.

Connie Lee (Williams) Sweeney

Posted: Saturday, November 12, 2005 12:00 am in the Hi Desert Star

Mail Carrier, 70

Connie L. Sweeney, a native of Phoenix, Ariz., a 51-year resident of California and a 29-year resident of Yucca Valley, died Oct. 29, 2005, at home. She was 70 years old.

 She was born Jan. 9, 1935, to Jay B. Williams and Ruby Lee Rutherford.

Mrs. Sweeney was a mail carrier for the United Stated Postal Service for nine years.

She was married to Jim Sweeney for 53 years. Her husband preceded her in death Sept. 25, 2004.

She is survived by brothers Jay E. Williams of Sheridan, Ore., and Johnnie W. Williams of McMinnville, Ore.; sons Jim Sweeney of Apple Valley, John Sweeney of Wildomar and Pat Sweeney of Bullhead City, Ariz.; daughters Mary Ann Naylor of Spokane, Wash., Ann Van Zeyl of Round Rock, Texas, and Rose Ave of Apple Valley; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A service was held Nov. 11 at St. Christopher of the Desert with Father Ignatius officiating.

Interment was held at Riverside Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to benefit Parkinson’s research.

James William Sweeney


James William Sweeney, aged 90, believed to have been the oldest native born citizen of Clarion, died Tuesday, January 16, 1940 at the home of his son, James D. Sweeney, 141 West Liberty street, Clarion. He had been active up until about a week preceding his death. At that time he suffered a chill and gradually grew weaker until death.

The son of Judge James and Sarah (Karns) Sweeney, he was born May 22, 1849 at Clarion where his father’s family had settled in 1840, the year in which Clarion county was founded. At one time his father was an associate judge who served this county. Mr. Sweeney was married to Anna Catherine Smith McClain in 1895. She has been deceased for a number of years. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception church of Clarion, and the last charter member of the Clarion fire and hose company.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Tedit, of Columbus, O.; a son, James D., of Clarion; two step-children, Harry McClain and Mrs. John Perry of Clarion. Five grandchildren also survive.

Interment at the church cemetery.

James J Sweeney

 OBITUARY:Posted: Tuesday, September 28, 2004 12:00 am

Paratrooper, Instructor, 77,World War II paratrooper James “Jim” Sweeney died Sept. 25, 2004, in Joshua Tree. He was 77 years old.

Born Dec. 31, 1926, to James D. Sweeney and Marie Klavon Sweeney, Mr. Sweeney lived in California for 50 years, 28 of them in Yucca Valley,He and his wife, Connie, were married 53 years.

A United States paratrooper in World War II, Mr. Sweeney went on to be an instructor in hand-to-hand combat for the Los Angeles Police Department before his retirement. He was active in his church, passionate about the pro-life movement and dedicated to his family. He took much pride at having been a paratrooper. His life always revolved around serving well his family, country and God.

He was preceded in death by his children Rose Ann and David.He is survived by his wife, Connie Sweeney of Yucca Valley; his brother, Don Sweeney of Medford, Ore.; his daughters and their husbands, Mary Ann and Roger Naylor of Spokane, Wash., Ann and Eric Van Zeyl of Round Rock, Texas, and Rose and Tom Ave of Apple Valley; his sons and their wives, James M. and Holly Sweeney of Apple Valley, John and Diane Sweeney of Wildomar and Patrick Sweeney of Bullhead, Ariz.; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A viewing will be held at 10 a.m. and a service at 11 a.m. Sept. 30 at St. Christopher of the Desert in Joshua Tree. Father Ignacious will officiate. A celebration of life will follow. Inurnment will be private at the Riverside Veterans’ Cemetery