Camden County Obits
Camden County Obituaries
From the Lake Sun Leader, 20 May 2005 Rev. Joseph L. Doores The Lord welcomed Joe Doores, 92, of Sunrise Beach, Mo., home on Tuesday, May 3, 2005, with the words "well done my good and faithful servant." He was hospitalized in Tampa, Fla. Rev. Doores was born in Bronaugh, Mo. He has two surviving sisters, Maurine Adelsperger of Hemet, Calif., and Betty Nelson of Chanute, Kan. He was preceded in death by one sister and three brothers. Joe and his beloved wife of 50 years lived most of their life in the Kansas City area. He was employed at Pratt & Whitney and later at Westinghouse. Joe and Ola were pastors at the Evangelistic Center Church of Kansas City, Kan., for 35 years. Ola preceded him in death in 1982. They had three sons, Jim Doores of Camdenton, Mo., Earl Doores of Climax Springs, Mo., and Bill Doores of Lee's Summit, Mo.; and one daughter, Shirley Weddle of Warsaw, Mo. On June 9, 1984, he took a new wife, Mary Jo Comer, and her children into his heart. He changed their lives in every way. They raised two girls together, Renee Courtney of Overland Park, Kan., and Carrie Mitchell of Milwaukee Wis. Joe and Mary Jo moved to the lake area in 1994. In total, Joe had six children, twenty grandchildren, twenty-nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. His services were held at Park Lawn Chapel. He was laid to rest in Memorial Park Cemetery in Kansas City. There was a memorial service at the church he attended, Ozark Chapel United Methodist Church in Laurie. A memorial fund has been established at Ozark Chapel UMC. Joe touched many lives over his years. He is well remembered for his love of the Lord, his zest for life, the love of his family, relating to young adults, and walking with his back straight and head held high. Just one week before he entered the hospital he was on the floor playing with the youngest grandchild. He often said "they just want to be talked to." He was truly an amazing man that will be very greatly missed. From the Lake Sun Leader, 20 May 2005 Gill C. Vogel, 80, of Lake Ozark, Mo., passed away Thursday evening May 19, 2005, at the Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Mo. Arrangements are incomplete at the Hedges Funeral Home of Osage Beach. From the Lake Sun Leader, 20 May 2005 Evelyn J. Bertch, 94, of Camdenton, Mo., passed away Wednesday morning, May 18, 2005, at the Windsor Estate Care Center in Camdenton, Mo. She was born on October 18, 1910, in Hinsdale, Ill., a daughter of the late Frederick and Julie Mochel Redishs. Evelyn was married on April 28, 1934, to Joseph Bertch, who preceded her in death on September 7, 1996. She was homemaker, a member of the Rebecca Lodge in Linn Creek and a Lutheran by faith. She is survived by one son, Joe Bertch of Camdenton, Mo.; three grandsons, Kenneth Caviness, Larry Caviness and Timothy Bertch; two brothers, Paul Redishs of Oak Brook, Ill., Edmond Redishs of Seattle, Wash.; and five great-grandchildren. Evelyn was also preceded in death by one daughter, Sharon Joy Caviness, three brothers and one sister. Graveside services and burial will be held Saturday May 21, at 2:00 p.m. at the Dale Blair Cemetery in Camdenton. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hedges Funeral Home of Camdenton. From the Lake Sun Leader, 20 May 2005 Glenn F. Merritt, 87, of Osage Beach, Mo., passed away Monday, May 16, 2005, at the Lake Regional Health System. Arrangements are under the direction of Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton, Mo. From the Lake Sun Leader, 20 May 2005 Keith James Almeling, 39, of Lake Ozark, Mo., passed away Saturday May 14, 2005, at his home. He was born on September 19, 1965, in Jefferson City, Mo., a son of the late Roy and Muriel Linnenbringer Almeling. Keith is survived by one sister, Lois Sutton and husband, Elbert, of Lake Ozark, Mo.; one brother, Julius Almeling of Eldon, Mo.; one niece, Cassandra Sutton; one nephew, Ian Sutton; aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 19, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Doug Walters officiating. Burial will be in Lake Memorial Garden Cemetery in Osage Beach. The family will receive Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Hedges Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hedges Funeral Home of Osage Beach. From the Lake Sun Leader, 20 May 2005 Eva Katherine Loshbaugh Fauble, 98, of Laurie, Mo., passed away at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, Mo, on May 12, 2005. Eva was born in Columbus, Neb., on September 10, 1906, to George Edward Loshbaugh and Eva Katherine Gregorious. She was the third of seven children. Eva graduated from Columbus High School in 1924. After marrying George Eugene (Gene) Fauble of Columbus, Neb., on June 15, 1926, the couple moved to Kansas City, Mo., where Gene worked as a carpenter until his death in 1966. Eva was a homemaker for many years before working as an executive secretary for the Ivanhoe Masonic Temple from 1959 to 1978. After her retirement at age 72, she did extensive volunteer work at St. Luke's Hospital and St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Kansas City, Mo. At St. Luke's she received an award for contributing over 5,000 hours of volunteer work. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church for sixty two years. In 1988 she moved to Lawrence, Kan., where she continued her volunteer work for Trinity Episcopal Church and Plymouth Congregational Church. In 2004, she moved to Laurie, Mo., to be near her daughter. Besides her volunteer work, Eva loved to play cards, particularly bridge, and she loved to knit. In addition to many afghans and sweaters, she created and knitted over 1,000 custom Christmas stockings for family and friends. Eva is preceded in death by her parents, five brothers, one sister, her husband and a son. She is survived by one son, Don Fauble and wife, Lyla, of Apple Valley, Minn.; one daughter, Katie Sturtridge and husband, Roy, of Sunrise Beach, Mo.; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. In her extended family, she leaves six step-grandchildren, seven step-great-grandchildren, and two step-great- great-grandchildren, many other relatives and friends. Graveside services and interment will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 18, at Roselawn Cemetery in Columbus, Neb., with Reverend Nancy Idenden officiating. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Paul's Church Episcopal, Kansas City, MO, Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, KS, or the Laurie Knolls in Laurie, MO, in care of Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles P.O. Box 26 Versailles, MO 65084 (573-374-7688). For sympathy e-mails visit Arrangements are under the direction of the Kidwell-Garber Laurie- Sunrise Beach Chapel. From the Lake Sun Leader, 20 May 2005 Robert "Larry" Hall, 61, of Camdenton, Mo., passed away Thursday, May 12, 2005, at his home. Larry was born on August 27, 1943, in Valparaiso, Ind., a son of Austin and Gertrude Davidson Hall. Robert was first married to Marsha Benson and later married Jeanette Miller Johnson. He was the General Manager of Lake of the Ozarks Marina in Camdenton. He loved the outdoors fishing, hunting and roping. Larry will be greatly missed by family and friends from wherever he resided. Larry always had a smile for everyone; he was patient and kind and had a heart of gold. He was very proud of his family and his family was very proud of him. He loved his job and was dedicated to the Forever Resorts and Marina. Larry is survived by his wife, Jeanette Hall, of the home; three sons, Scott Hall and wife, Teresa, of Palisade, Colo., Robert Troy Hall and wife, Nicolle, of Crawford, Colo., Joshua Johnson of Lake Ozark, Mo.; two step sons, Eric Ammermann and wife, Sandra, of Colorado Springs, Colo., Shane Ammermann and wife, Latoya, of Meriden, Conn.; two daughters, Stacy Higman of Palisade, Colo., Jennifer Antweiler of Camdenton, Mo.; his father, Austin Hall; three brothers, Tom Hall and wife, Maurine, of Phoenix, Ariz., John Hall and wife, Maryln, of Phoenix, Ariz., Claude Hall of Payson, Ariz.; two sisters, Sally Hurr and husband, Dave, of Paonia, Colo., Cindy Hall and husband, Jay, of Chetek, Wis.; and fifteen grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother and one son, Stephen Hall. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Hedges Funeral Home of Camdenton, Mo. From the Lake Sun Leader, 20 May 2005 Marie Virginia Pratt was born December 21, 1917, in Van Buren, Ark. She departed this life Saturday, May 14, 2005, at Four Seasons Nursing Home in Sedalia, Mo., at the age of eighty-seven years, four months, and twenty-three days. Early in her adult years, she was united in marriage to Orville Hayes Pratt in Kansas City, Mo. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Orville, in June of 1980; a brother, Austin John Parsley; and a sister, Inez Harris. Marie is survived by a daughter, Kathleen Stanley, of Kansas City, Mo.; three sons, Bill Davis of Fairfield, Calif., Orville W. Pratt of Kansas City, Mo., and Kenneth Pratt of St. Louis, Mo.; nine grandchildren; a brother, Paul Parsley and his wife, Dorothy, of Tucson, Ariz.; a sister, Geneva Sallee and her husband, Ed, of Tulsa, Okla.; a nephew, Ray Parsley and his wife, Shirley; as well as a host of other relatives and friends. She was born and raised in Van Buren, Ark. After she and Orville were married, they made their home in Kansas City, Mo. Besides being a devoted homemaker to her family, Marie also worked as a waitress at the Market Cafe at the City Market in Kansas City for several years. Later, she and Orville moved to the Lake of the Ozarks area, and Marie worked at the Greenview Restaurant until eventually retiring. Marie had made her profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Pentecostal Church in Climax Springs, Mo. She belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star in Kansas City, and the Zack Wheat American Legion Post in Sunrise Beach, Mo. She did volunteer work with Meals-on-Wheels, and was a caregiver to the elderly, often providing rides to doctor appointments and providing other services to senior citizens. Marie was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt, and was a caring neighbor and friend. We celebrate her life and her accomplishments, and will cherish the wonderful memories she created for her family and friends. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 18, in Climax Spring Cemetery under the direction of Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton. No formal visitation will be held. Friends may call the funeral home on Tuesday. Memorial donations may be made to Meals-On-Wheel and left at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Allee-Holman- Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton. From the Lake Sun Leader, 20 May 2005 Ivan Jamison, 87, of Macks Creek, Mo., passed away May 13, 2005, at the Colonial Springs Health Care Center Buffalo, Mo. He was born May 29, 1917, in Troy, Kan., a son of the late John and Margaret Kain Jamison. Ivan was a World War II Navy Veteran and a manager for a feed plant in North Kansas City, Mo., before retiring. He was a member of the First Baptist Church Macks Creek, Mo. He is survived by one son, John Philip Jamison and wife, Chris of La Monte, Mo.; daughters, Barbara Snowden and husband, Bob, of Macks Creek, Mo., Jackleon Elizabeth Kennedy and husband, Dave, of Florida; brothers, Byron Jamison of Macks Creek, Mo., George Jamison of Sun City, Calif., Jack Jamison of Rochester, Minn.; sisters, Ida May Roth of Aurora, Colo., and Maryrose Harrison of St. James, Mo.; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, May 16, at Hedges Funeral Home in Macks Creek, Mo., with Rev. Dinzel Webb officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 5-7 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Macks Creek Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hedges Funeral Home Macks Creek, Mo. From the Lake Sun Leader, 1 June 2005 Wesley Dale Crumpacker "Wes C.," born April 3, 1936, in Emporia, Kan., to Francis and Dale Crumpacker, died on May 29, 2005. He served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Army Airborne from 1954- 1957. He married Kaye Kappler in 1959 and together they had four daughters, Kelly, Dana, Tracy and Kristi. He was a business partner for Lee & Wes Waterproofing and worked for General Motors' Leeds Plant in the paint department for thirty-one years. He married Jane Richardson Patience in 1974, and therefore became an instant dad to three more children, Pam, Linda and David. Wes was preceded in death by his father, Dale Crumpacker; his mother, Francis Henderson Crumpacker; his stepmother, Edith Crumpacker; a sister, Patsy Harwell; a daughter, Kelley Thornbury; a grandson, Anthony Jolliffe; and a granddaughter, Vanessa Martin. He is survived by his wife, Janie Crumpacker and six children, Pam Gilbert of Montreal, Mo., Dana Jolliffe of Independence, Mo., Tracy Gibson of Independence, Mo., Linda Patience of Sunrise Beach, Mo., Kristi Hunt of Independence, Mo., David Patience of Independence, Mo.; seventeen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Wes enjoyed fishing, both here at the Lake of the Ozarks, either on trotlines or off the dock, and deep sea fishing off the Texas coast in the winter. He liked entertaining family and friends by singing and playing the guitar. He was a loving husband, dad and friend to many. Wes was very involved in A.A. and enjoyed activities with his A.A. friends. He also loved to spend time and do various activities with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Watching children laugh, learn and grow was always one of his favorites pastimes. A potluck lunch and visitation will be held at 1 p.m., with a memorial service following at 2 p.m., on Saturday, June 4, at the Sunrise Beach Community Center. From the Lake Sun Leader, 1 June 2005 Raiford Hugh Strickland, son of Albert Theodore and Nora Channell Strickland, was born April 20, 1933, in Buhl, Ala. He departed this life Monday, May 30, 2005, at the Lake Regional Health Systems, in Osage Beach, Mo., at the age of seventy-two years, one month, and ten days. On October 29, 1953, in Kansas City, Mo., he was united in marriage to Barbara Ann Newton, and to this union four daughters were born. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Barbara, on April 10, 1998. Raiford is survived by four daughters, Rai Hammondtree and her husband, Chris, of Independence, Mo., Annette Strickland of Kansas City, Mo., Sherry Strickland of Edwardsville, Kan., and Toni Jones and her husband, Raymond, of Blue Springs, Mo.; five granddaughters, Nena, Erin, Dana, Misty, and Amanda; four great-grandchildren, Brianna, Jeffery, Allen, and Corbin; a brother, Cletis Strickland and his wife, Betty, of North Port, Ala.; a sister, Dorothy Holmes of North Port Ala.; several nieces and nephews, as well as a host of other relatives and friends. He was born and raised in Alabama, and graduated from Tuscaloosa High School. He then served his country faithfully in the United States Army during peacetime. While on leave from the Army, he met Barbara, and after they were married they made their home, for short time in Alabama and began raising their daughters. The family then moved to Kansas City, Mo. For several years, Raiford worked as a mechanic for a service station and then became a truck driver. He and Barbara retired to the Lake of the Ozarks area about twenty-five years ago. In his spare time he enjoyed such outdoor activities as fishing and hunting, and also liked raising birds, including pigeons, guineas and many other varieties. His family was very important to him and he especially enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Raiford was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and uncle, and was a caring neighbor and friend. We celebrate his life and his accomplishments, and will treasure the memories he made for his family and friends. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Friday, June 3, in the Allee- Holman-Howe Funeral Home. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, June 2, at the funeral home. From the Lake Sun Leader, 1 June 2005 Hazel Stutsman, 89, of Montreal, Mo., passed away May 31, 2005, at Windsor Estates Care Center in Camdenton, Mo. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hedges Funeral Home, Camdenton, Mo. Contributed by Bev Kendall, grandmak33 at Myrtle Anderson On December 4 1900, the home of Mr. And Mrs. Frank Anderson was visited by the Angel of Death, who claimed for its victim their little ten year old daughter, Myrtle. Her last illness was short, she having been at school this week before her death, and during the hours of unconsciousness when the little body was racked with pain, she repeated parts of the last lessons which she had learned at school and often called her teacher and schoolmates. At home she was a loving daughter and sister; at school she was always obedient to the rules of school and in her quiet, gentle way, won many friends. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. Creamier, at the Conway school house, December 4, in the presence of the school and a number of relatives and friends of the bereaved family. After the funeral the little body was born to the Conway Cemetery and laid to rest. Submitted by Donna Fisher: Published March 16, 1934 in the Reveille, Camden Co newspaper. JEFFERSON DAVIS BLOUNT Was born in Osage County, MO July 4, 1861. Died at his home near Zebra, March 10, 1934. He was 72 years, 8 months and 6 days old. He was the son of A.A. and Delia Ann Blount, pioneers of Camden County. He lived in Camden County most all his life. His wife Sarah Blount survives him with two children, Claude Blount and Ursula Brockman. There are six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He has three living sisters Lulu Ward, Drew Alexander and Mary Harper and one brother Hiram Blount. He was a member of the Camdenton Christian Church. His funeral was conducted by J. H. Jones the pastor at Camdenton, at Harper Chapel and burial in the Harper cemetery nearby. He had many acquaintances and friends, many of whom attended the funeral.
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