|Leonard B. Goodall in his workshop, about 1945, Warrensburg, Missouri|
Born May 11, 1895 died July 1, 1971
Pansy Eula Goodall November 17, 1905 Died May 1983, Stover, Missouri
|Goodall Manufacturing Corporation Warrensburg, Mo.|
Viva Goodall is the model
|Patent Goodall Mower, Warrensburg, MO|
|Goodall Mfg. Co, Warrensburg, Missouri|
|First Rotary Lawn Mower, Goodall Mfg. Co, Warrensburg, MO|
Video Link Goodall Mower Youtube
Lauson-Goodall Mower Motor Youtube
Goodall Lauson Restoration Video
|Goodall Lawn Mower Sign|
|Goodall Lawn Mower, Warrensburg, Missouri|
|444 East Market Street, Warrensburg, Missouri Home of the first rotary lawm mower.|
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|Max Swisher, Inventor of the first riding lawnmower. Warrensburg, MO.|
|Swisher Mower, early self-propelled lawnmower|
|Swisher Mower, early riding lawnmower|
|Max Boothe Swisher, Warrensburg, MO. Born in Leeton, MO|
|Ray W. Swisher.|
Ray was born on September 2, 1919, the son of Henry Samuel and Blanche (Boothe) Swisher, in rural Southeast Johnson County, near Leeton, MO.
Ray graduated from Leeton High School. After high school he worked at various jobs, including war-time factory work, and farming.
On July 19, 1941, Ray was united in marriage to Frances A. Barrow, in Stover, Missouri.
Ray owned & operated Swisher Grain Company, in Centerview, MO from the mid 1950’s until the mid 1970’s. In 1965, Ray opened Louie’s Farm & Home, known today as Swisher’s, on Hwy 13 N in Warrensburg. In the following years, Ray, along with other partners, opened Farm & Home stores in Lebanon, MO, Miami, OK, and Stillwater, OK.
Ray enjoyed hunting, fishing, and riding horses. He also enjoyed participating in trail rides, and touring the country with his wife Frances, in their motor home. He was a member of the Missouri Foxtrotter Association, the Truman Lake Ramblers RV Club, Elks Lodge #673 in Warrensburg, and was also a member of the Free Masons and Ararat Shriners.
Ray is survived by his son, Richard Swisher and wife Lisa of Warrensburg; grandchildren, Ray Evans Little and wife Sarah of Stillwater, OK, Stephanie (Swisher) Kiser and husband Ray of Warrensburg, Doug Swisher of Great Bend, KS; five great-grandchildren, Blake and Connor Little of Stillwater, OK, Addison Long, Mackenzie Kiser, and Cynthia Kiser, of Warrensburg.
Ray was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Frances, in November, 2014; daughter, Sandra (Swisher) Maguire; son-in-law, Mike Maguire; brothers, Jean Edwin Swisher and Max Boothe Swisher.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 17, at 2:00 P.M. at the Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home in Warrensburg. Interment will follow in the Warrensburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery Mausoleum. Pallbearers will be Ray Little, Doug Swisher, Ray Kiser, George “Bill” Hash, Bob Hutton, Robert Trott, Jim Singleton and Dwight Stephens. The family will receive friends from 1:00 P.M. until service time at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Warrensburg Senior Center and can be left in care of the funeral home.
The family would like to express a special thank- you to Ray’s caregiver’s from Amy’s Loving Care and Crossroads Hospice.
the ground breaking ceremony was in August of 2008. When we think about where we are going it is interesting to look back and see how we have gotten to where we are. In December 1966, Max B. Swisher, a pilot and local businessman, donated Skyhaven Airport and 86 acres of land to the Board of Regents of Central Missouri State College (now known as the University of Central Missouri). Later that year the College bought 165 more acres for expansion possibilities. Throughout the years, the University has continued to buy more land, and currently the airport owns over 400 acres of land. There are numerous reasons for having a large amount of land surrounding the airport; of these, federal regulations regarding safety and future development are the most important. Some of the first airport buildings used by the University were two trailer houses that were located at the west side of the south end of Runway 13-31 near Highway 50. The current terminal building is a 3,250 square foot, dual-level building that has
11 offices, a public lounge, a briefing room and bathrooms. The building was constructed in the late 1970s. The new airport master plan projects a new terminal to be constructed on the northern portion of the terminal area complex to contain about 9,500 square feet of space. The parking lot will be expanded as well to accommodate about 95 vehicles with surplus area for another 33 vehicles. When the University received the airport, there were numerous improvements
to be made. One of the first things improved was Runway 13-31. Originally, Runway 13-31 was covered with pierced steel planking, a prefabricated temporary surface. In 1971, they replaced the runway’s surface with a chip and seal surface. . At that time, Runway 13-31 was the primary runway, and Runway 17-35 was an intersecting lighted grass runway.
|UCM and the Old National Guard Hangar, Swisher Skyhaven Airport, Warrensburg, MO|
|New Skyhaven Terminal - Link|
Tony Monetti, (wife Penny) UCM assistant dean of aviation and director of the Max B. Swisher aviation program. Tony Monetti, and as the UCM Assistant Dean of Aviation and former B-2 combat pilot, it is my honor to lead a dedicated team that serve those who selflessly serve our nation. Lieutenant Colonel Tony Monetti, was Director of Operations of the 13th Bomb Squadron at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, was an Air Force Academy graduate, a veteran combat command pilot of the B-52 and B-1 planes, and flew the B-2 stealth bomber. His honors include the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal. He is an author and speaker and Air Force spokesperson who motivates groups and corporate organizations worldwide. He was honored as Warrensburg, Missouri’s “2010 Man of the Year” for his outstanding contributions to the community.
Our program is unique in that we offer a Part 141 program at Skyhaven Airport which is owned and operated by UCM. At Skyhaven, we operate a flight school where we offer all FAA certificate opportunities from Private through ATP. We now offer Helicopter training with KCCopters – a team passionate about safety and customer service. At Skyhaven, we also have an active FBO and maintenance facility that supervises the 4th busiest airport in the state of Missouri.
Recently, UCM was honored as a Military Friendly School. The Office of Military and Veteran Services (MVS) is located in the Elliott Student Union 117. You can meet the MVS team or contact them at 660-543-8776. UCM is proud to offer in-state tuition for all active duty and military veterans. Additionally, UCM's Military Tuition Package applies to those who are using military tuition assistance or the G.I. Bill to fund their education. The tuition package applies to members of all five service branches, including reservists, who are seeking a degree.
Many of our senior leaders in the UCM Aviation department are veterans of our nation and it is our pleasure to serve you. Do not hesitate to call me on my cell at 660 441 8044 if I can be of assistance to you or your family.