|Birth||8 NOV 18781|
|Death||27 SEP 19601|
Funeral Services Held Here for Mrs VanCamp
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon , Sept 29, at the Runnenburger funeral home in Harrisonville for Mrs Minnie B VanCamp who died at the Memorial Hospital of Harrisonville Tuesday evening Sept 27.
The Rev George C Monroe officiated at the services. The Rev Biron Bush of the First Baptist Church sang from two hymns with Ernest W Shepherd as organ accompanist.
Mrs VanCamp’s illness began in April 1959, when she was brought from her home in Kansas City in the local hospital for treatment and care. Her condition improved and in a few weeks she was dismissed.
She moved to an apartment at 410 East Pearl Street in Harrisonville where she lived until she became ill again last July. Death came as a relief, and as she wished, from the burden of sickness and the weight of years.
Mrs VanCamp, the daughter of William E and Elizabeth Jester, was born in Morgan County, Mo, Nov 8, 1878. She married Richard D VanCamp on April 16, 1895, at the age of 17.The young couple established their home on a farm about one mile east of Harrisonville, where Mr VanCamp had been born, they lived their entire married life there. Three years after the death of her husband, October 1922, she moved to Kansas City, where she lived until her return to Harrisonville in the spring of 1959.
Mr and Mrs VanCamp joined the First Baptist Church in Harrisonville in June 1915. While in Kansas City, Mrs VanCamp worshipped at the First Baptist Church on Linwood Boulevard.
During her widowhood, she found a special interest in nursing. The interest had begun with the care given her husband during his prolonged illness, and a similar ministry to her son, Will, who died of a heart ailment a few years later.
She received special nursing training upon moving to Kansas City and served in St Luke’s hospital and in the homes of numerous families of the area.
She is survived by four of her seven children; Mrs Gene Duncan and Mrs O David Langseth, both of Harrisonville; Mrs Mary Thompson of Lincoln, Neb; and Eugene M VanCamp of Waterloo, Ia.
She is survived also by one brother, Ed Jester of Harrisonville, 12 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and son, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Mrs Katy McGee; two sons, George Richard and William Donald and one grandson, George Ewing McGee. Pallbearers were Richard Thompson, Lawrence McGee, William Schofield, Gene C Duncan, H D Phillips and Harold Cowger. Burial was in the family lot in the Orient Cemetery.