Obits From Greene County Papers
Obituaries from Greene County Papers
These obituaries are for residents of various counties, all published in the Greene county papers. They cover various dates. If you have questions, or a special request, email me. From the Springfield News-Leader, 8 May 2005 Grace Hughes Roberts, age 87, of Springfield, passed away May 5, 2005, at her residence in Magnolia Square Nursing Home. She was born April 3, 1918, in Friendship, Tenn. She retired as an Insurance Clerk at Bradshaw & Weil in Paducah, Ky. She was united in marriage to Hilton L. Roberts, Sr., in August of 1937 in Kentucky. She was a member of the Campbell United Methodist Church in Springfield, and a member of the Eastern Star, Clara Henrich Chapter No. 424, Paducah, Ky., for over 50 years. Grace was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas N. Hughes and Zuma Carlton Hughes; husband, Hilton L. Roberts, Sr.; two brothers; and three sisters. She is survived by her children, Hilton L. Roberts, Jr., and wife, Rena, and Glynn H. Roberts and wife, Dianne; grandchildren: Christopher M. Roberts; ---------- and husband ----; Angela M. Roberts; Glynn C. Roberts; and Bryan H. Roberts; her sister, Barbara Holmes and husband, Bill; and a host of other loving relatives and friends. Funeral services will be in Milner & Orr Funeral Home, Paducah, Ky., on Wednesday, May 11, at 2 p.m. with visitation at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Ky. Local visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 9, 2005, in Greenlawn Funeral Home South. The family would like to thank the staff at Magnolia Square and Community Hospice for their care. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice, 1465 E. Primrose, Springfield, MO 65804. From the Springfield News-Leader, 8 May 2005 Linda Lea Kinsey, 54, passed away on May 1, 2005, in Jonesboro, Ark. Linda was born on July 20, 1950, in Trenton, Mo., to Wanda Anderson (Hopkins) and Norris Hartley. She was married to Charles Kinsey on December 21, 1969, in Boone, Iowa. Linda was preceded in death by her parents, and step-father, Kenneth Anderson. She is survived by her husband, Charles Kinsey; step-mother, Maxine Hartley of Springfield; daughters, Kandace Williams and Seanna Kinsey, of Springfield, Mo., KiKi Schlitz of Crane, Mo., and ReaAnn Kinsey of Springfield, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and several loved ones. Linda was cherished as a wife, loved as a mother, and adored as a grandmother. She touched the hearts of many lives. Linda and her husband were members of Ozark Mountain Harley Owners Group (HOG) of Springfield, where she served as secretary for the last year and a half. Linda loved riding motorcycles with her husband and had gone on numerous rides with friends. For many years, she worked in a greenhouse and as a florist. Linda also loved planting and arranging flowers. She was also a member of American Legions and VFW Auxiliaries. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10, 2005, in Greenlawn Funeral Home South, Springfield, with interment in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 9, 2005, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers or plants, the Linda Kinsey memorial fund has been established at Signature Bank. From the Springfield News-Leader, 8 May 2005 Adell A. Wheat, 80, of Springfield, was born on November 23, 1924, to Thomas V. and Rola (Thrasher) Cadwalder, in Coalgate, Okla., and passed away on May 5, 2005, in her home in Springfield. On December 12, 1941, she was united in marriage to Johnny Z. Wheat and to this union, a son was born. Johnny preceded her in death on September 23, 1992. Adell was a homemaker who loved her flowers and pets. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Her family will deeply miss her ageless stories, as well as her motherly and grandmotherly advice. She was also preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Audrey Dees and Grace Bruton. Survivors include her son, Kenneth Wheat and his wife, Carol; and two grandsons, Neil Wheat and his wife, La’Shena, and Kevin Wheat, all of Springfield. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 9, 2005, in Thieme-Shadel-Hicks Funeral Service at Rivermonte Chapel, with entombment following in the Rivermonte Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. Monday until service time. The family wishes to thank Marilyn Martin, friend and caregiver, and Community Hospice of America for the kindness that they have provided for our mother and grandmother over her last few days. A memorial has been established for the Community Hospice of America, 1465 E. Primrose, Suite A, Springfield, MO 65804, or may be left at the funeral home. From the Springfield News-Leader, 8 May 2005 Ola Mae “Petey” (Merritt) Leaisur, 76, Springfield, passed away March 29, 2005, in St. John’s Health Center surrounded by her family. She was born December 11, 1928, in Republic, the daughter of Clyde and Pansy Merritt. She was a graduate of Republic High School. In addition to her loving parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Robert Leaisur; two brothers, Jack and Hubert Merritt. She is survived by her children, Tony Pearce of California, Terri Pearce of Springfield and Tory Pearce of Republic; grandchildren, Tara Zehner of Texas, Richard Sherman of Springfield, Christopher Pearce of Republic, Jason Pearce of California, Garett and William Pearce of Republic, Zachary Pearce of California, and Christina Fields of Republic; great-grandchildren, Hannah Pearce of California, Cole Miller of Republic, and Julia and Paige Zehner of Texas. We wish to thank St. John’s Health Center for the wonderful care she received. Dr. James Hargis and Dr. Mihalevich, Thank You for everything! Thanks to many, many family and friends for their cards, flowers, food, and prayers. Ola was a Loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She will be missed this Mother’s Day and everyday thereafter. WE LOVE YOU MOM! From the Springfield News-Leader, 15 July 2003 Shirley June Dixon Brady, 64, died at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 11, 2003 in Citizens Memorial Hospital of congestive heart failure. Shirley was born in Aldrich, MO, on July 13, 1938, the first child of Adren and Mae Sharp Bryant. She was saved at a young age at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. She worked the majority of her career as a waitress. Preceding her in death were her parents, Adren and Mae Bryant; her brother, Jimmy Bryant; and her late husband, Dick Brady. Shirley's surviving family are her two sons and their families from Bolivar, David and Beth Dixon and their children Laura, Jacob and Ethan, and Mike and Jan Dixon and their daughter, Jamie; three step- children and their families, Linda Gentry, Pat and Loren Johnson, and Mike Brady; and Shirley's brother and his family, Jackson and Rita Bryant of Knob Noster. Her funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. today, July 15, in Murray Funeral Home in Bolivar. Burial is in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Aldrich. From the Springfield News-Leader, 15 July 2003 Yvonne Z. Compton, 78, Springfield, passed away July 10, 2003 in St. John's Regional Health Center. Yvonne was born May 15, 1925 to Albert and Laura Manche in Hutchinson, Kansas. She lived her life as a devoted wife, mother, and child of God. She was a founding member of the local Humane Society along with her dear departed friend, Eunice Scroggs. Having sung professionally throughout her youth she was for a time the featured vocalist at Springfield's Grove Supper Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late William Joseph "Joe" Compton. Survivors include her daughter, Janet Compton, and grandchildren, Colby and Macy Compton, all of Springfield. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, July 17, 2003 in Hazelwood Cemetery under the direction of Thieme-Shadel-Hicks Funeral Service at Midtown. Memorial donations can be made to the Southwest Humane Society, 3161 W. Norton Rd, Springfield, Missouri 65803. From the Springfield News-Leader, 15 July 2003 Thomas L. Downing, 49, the son of John and Dorthea Worrell Downing was born January 9, 1954. He passed away on Friday evening, July 11, 2003 in his home following a four-month illness. Tom was born in LaCygne, Kan., and formerly lived in Prescott, Kan., before moving to Ash Grove in 1980. He was employed with Ash Grove Farm Supply for 23 years as a manager. He was a member of the Kelley Baptist Church, Ash Grove. He was with the Ash Grove Fire Dept. for 20 years, and active with the Nathan Boone Rendezvous Committee for 15 years, and the Ash Grove Boosters Club. Tom Downing and Sue Rhoads were united in marriage on June 22, 1974. To this union four children were born. Together they were privileged to share over 29 years. Tom was preceded in death by his parents; one son, David Downing on November 4, 1976; and one brother, George Downing. He is survived by his loving wife, Sue of the home; two sons and daughters-inlaw, Johnaton and Ginnie Downing, and Nicholas and Shawna Downing; one daughter, Kristy and husband Richard Battles, all of Ash Grove, Mo.; two grandsons, Alexander Downing and Dallas Battles; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Howard and Annie Downing of Belfair, Kan., Robert and Gail Downing of Russell, Kan., and Walter Downing of Larned, Kan.; two sisters, Mary and husband Ernest Workman, and Connie Mason, all of Emporia, Kan.; several nieces and nephews; surrogate chidren, Jackson and Kim Jones, Keith Evans, Clint and Dustin Brown, Katie Maggard, Samantha Driskill, Derek Golden and many others; extended family; and a host of friends. Services will be held today, July 15, 2003 at 10 a.m. in Wilson Brim-Daniel Chapel with Rev. Darrell Slatten officiating with interment in Kelley Cemetery, Ash Grove. From the Springfield News-Leader, 15 July 2003 Christian Michael Friedhofen, 26, Springfield, passed away July 13, 2003 in Springfield. He was born February 9, 1977 in Wiesbaden, Germany. He graduated from Parkview High School in 1995. After graduation he spent time in the Army as an Apache helicopter flight engineer. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Walter R. Friedhofen. He is survived by his wife, Andrea; and a son, Walter "Will"; his father, Walter Friedhofen and wife, Sharon, Springfield; mother, Janet Zink and husband, Randy, Knob Knoster, MO; a brother Walter R. "Randy" Friedhofen, Warrensburg, MO; grandmother, Dieudonnee "Dany" Friedhofen; stepbrother, Tim Smith, Tulsa, OK; step-sisters, Kathy Mann and husband, Josh, Kansas City, and Sarah Fraker and husband, Garrett, Springfield. Also surviving are his mother and father-in-law, Emma and Bob Yount; a brother-in-law, Bob Yount; and a sister-inlaw, Iva Sanders. He is also survived by his unborn son. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2003 in Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel with Pastor Charles Gackstetter officiating. Burial will follow in Hazelwood Cemetery. No visitation is planned. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to a trust fund which has been established for his children at Metro Credit Union, 447 S. Campbell, Springfield, MO 65806. From the Springfield News-Leader, 15 July 2003 Clara Bell Hillhouse, 93, Springfield, Mo., was welcomed into Heaven by Jesus and loved ones on July 12, 2003. She was born April 5, 1910 to LaNora Jane and Finis Bell in Mt. Vernon and grew up there. Clara married the love of her life, Hal Knox Hillhouse, who along with her parents and sister, Gladys, preceded her in death. Together they raised three children, Sam, Jane, and Ruthie, who survive her. Her favorite job was being Munner to her nine grandchildren. They loved just spending time with her, playing games, or benefiting from her patience, endless energy, and her spunky sense of humor. They will forever be grateful that she was their grandmother, encourager, special friend, and confidant. She was loved and will greatly be missed by her children plus their spouses, Sam and Mireille Hillhouse, Jane and Bill Pitt, and Ruthie and Gary Richardson; her grandchildren and their mates, Roger and Lise' Hillhouse, Doug and Lisa Pitt, William and Jennifer Pitt, Julie and Rob Neal, Melinda and John Snelson, Michael and Trina Richardson, Marci and Chadd Caperton, Mark Richardson, and Donovan Richardson; 16 great-grandchildren; nieces, Jayme Ruth, Connie, and Carol; cousin, Naomi; special friends, Missy, the Beelers, and many others. Anyone who shared in her life will remember her sweet smile, gentle spirit, positive attitude, and the twinkle in her eyes. Clara truly endured life's trials with a peace that could only come from knowing Jesus. She instilled in her children a strong faith in God and wanted nothing more than knowing that all her family and friends will be together again in Heaven. A special thanks to many of the people from Primrose Place who cared for Clara with geniune affection for many years. Memorial contributions can be made to James River Assembly Missions Program, 6100 N. 19th St., Ozark, MO 65721. From the Springfield News-Leader, 15 July 2003 Harry A. Vinton, 89, of Springfield, Mo., died July 12 in St. John's Regional Health Center. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Harry and Anna (Dieringer) Vinton and married Elizabeth Fairall on July 22, 1947. They retired to Florida 25 years ago and moved to Missouri in 2001. Harry graduated from Dormont High School and attended Waynesburg College. He was the owner of Vinton's Card & Gift Shop in Whitehall Shopping Center, Pittsburgh, and was president and part owner of Melton Bake Shop and Whitehall Travel Co. He was a christian and a veteran of World War II. He was a Master Mason, a member and Past Master of Lodge 45, F. & A.M., the oldest Lodge west of the Allegheny Mountains. The Grand Master of Pennsylvania chose him to organize a new Lodge, Whitehall Lodge #749 F. & A.M., and he was the First Worshipful Master and a Life Member. He was also a Life Member of SYRIA Temple and a Life Member of Scottish Rite, Valley of Pittsburgh, where he was awarded the MERITOUS SERVICE Award in 1963. He was nominated and received the 33rd DEGREE of Freemasonry in 1973 at Detroit, Michigan. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Betty); two children, Marilyn Douglass and her husband, Nick, and Richard Vinton and his wife, Denise; and three grandchildren, Olivia Douglass and Austin and Eileen Vinton. Private family services will be at a later date in Missouri Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home, Springfield. From the Springfield News-Leader, 15 July 2003 Shirley Voyles, 73, the daughter of Frank and Carrie Fulbright, was born in Springfield August 28, 1929 and departed this life in her home in Springfield, Sunday, July 13, 2003. She was a descendant of the pioneer Fulbright family who were some of the first families to settle in Springfield in 1829. Shirley graduated from Senior High School in 1947. She worked for Blue Cross for 27 years. Shirley was a faithful life long member of South National and East Sunshine Church of Christ where she enjoyed being part of the Young at Heart Group. She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, William Fulbright, Harvey Dee, age 2, and stillborn twin brothers; a sister, Mary Jane Ragsdale; a great-granddaughter, Kiara Voyles; and a son-in- law, Michael D. Kiser. She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Bill; one son, David and wife, Linda, Windsor, CA; two daughters, Carol Kiser, Springfield, and Cathy Williams and husband, Rick, Ozark; one sister, Francis Levenson, Manhattan, KS; grandchildren, Mike Kiser, Jr., Wade Kiser, Brad Kiser, Nick Voyles, Chris Williams, and Carrie Teal; great- grandchildren, Rian, Keaton, Leila, Emily, Eryka, Austin, Dalton, Whitney, Vanessa, Hannah, and Skylar. Shirley loved being surrounded by her family and her church family. She delighted in the lives of her children and grandchildren. She had a willing spirit and loved to laugh. Her generosity and smile will be missed by all that knew and loved her. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2003 in Greenlawn Funeral Home South with John Alley officiating. Burial in Patterson Cemetery. Visitation tonight 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home at 441 W. Battlefield. Memorials are suggested to Fair Haven Childrens Home, Strafford, MO. From the Springfield News-Leader, 15 July 2003 Bessie A. Allen Walton In the year of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on May 11, 1924, Bessie A. Allen was born to the union of Lockwood and Gussie Windon Allen. Bessie grew to young womanhood in Shreveport, LA, where she completed her education. At an early age she realized the need of a Savior, therefore she united and was baptized in Little Union Baptist Church of Shreveport under the leadership of Rev. Ceasar A. Clark. In the year of 1941 she was united in holy matrimony to Mr. L.T. Walton with whom she remained faithful for 62 years. To this union they were blessed with two sons. After traveling the U.S. Army life with her devoted husband and sons and after his retirement from Ft. Leonard Wood, MO, they chose to settle in Springfield, MO. Bessie was a long time faithful member of Washington Avenue Baptist Church. We know not when we shall be called from labor to reward, Bessie departed this life on July 12, 2003 in Cox Medical Center North at the age of 79 years, two months, and one day. She was preceded in death by her parents, and two sisters, Mrs. Etola Gipson and Mrs. Letha Brooks. She leaves to celebrate her homegoing, her loving husband, L.T. Walton; two devoted sons, Leroy T. Walton, Springfield, MO, and Roger Walton and wife, Dora; one granddaughter, Tamnika Walton; one grandson, Cedric Walton; and one great-grandson, Malachi, all of Arlington, TX; three sisters-in-law, Mrs. Cresie Cole, Mrs. Carolina Hall, both of Louisiana, and Mrs. Elaine Colter, state of California; four brothers- inlaw, Elijah Gage, Floyd Walton, Jr., Claude Walton, and S.J. Colter; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 17, 2003 in Washington Avenue Baptist Church with Pastor Maurice Tate, Sr., and Rev. Rufus Kelly officiating. Burial will follow in Missouri Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. in the funeral home under the direction of Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home. From the Springfield News-Leader, 15 May 2005 Garland Robert "Preacher" Brown was born in Republic, Mo., on May 14, 1919, to Smith and Rose Belle Newton Brown. He passed away May 13, 2005. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Tom Brown, and Don Brown; five sisters, Winona Brown, Lucille Darling, Rose Goff, Nancy Demanche, Norma Gray, and Geneva Fuhr; and great-granddaughter, Whitney Nichole Bishop. He married Reathel Garner on January 15, 1943, and she survives. He is also survived by his children: Sandra and Ronald Owen, Republic; Glenda and Steve Dunn, Hurley; Carolyn and Bruce Brashers, Kimberling City; and Robert and Margaret Brown, Fair Play. He was affectionately known as PA BROWN to grandchildren: Rodney and Dianne Owen; Kelly and Cami Bishop; Sheri and Richard Fulp; Sam and Ashley Bishop; Randy and Nancy Brashers; Angie and John Clark; Dena and Mike Wise; Sean Montgomery; and Sandra Lea Brown; and greatgrandchildren: Hannah, Shelby, and Ryanne Owen; Macey Jackson and Quincey Bishop; Brandon and Braxton Fulp; Dalton Bishop; Justus, Brady, and Anderson Brashers; Lisa and Ryan Stanek; Cassie, Nikki, and Dennis Clark; Megan and Blake Wise; and Gage and Taylor Montgomery. Other survivors include one sister, Ruby Moore; two brothers, Smithy Brown and Max Brown; and many relatives and friends. Preacher began an early career in construction when he quit school to help Smith blade and grade dirt roads for Greene County. He worked for Masters & Jackson Asphalt Paving and George W. Reed Asphalt Paving and again for Greene County before retiring in 1983. Long hours and hard work never kept him from joining in on a good coyote race with some of his favorite hound dogs, Minnie Pearle, Duke, and JR. Preacher loved to ride horses and was well known among trail riders at organized American Kidney and Diabetes Associations and at local saddle clubs. You are invited to visitation from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight, and funeral service on Monday, May 16, 2005, at 1:30 p.m. in Meadors Funeral Home in Republic, Mo., with Rev. Larry Winfree officiating. Burial will follow in Garoutte Cemetery. Flowers may be sent or memorial donations may be made to ADA Ride for Diabetes, 1944A East Sunshine, Springfield, MO 65804. The family would like to thank all of the staff for their compassion and care during Preachers stay at Christian Health Care Center, Republic, Mo. From the Springfield News-Leader, 15 May 2005 Hope Clemons, infant daughter of Eric and Wendi Clemons, Highlandville, was stillborn at birth Friday, May 13, 2005. A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. today in Highlandville Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. From the Springfield News-Leader, 15 May 2005 Mrs. Lillian P. Downing, 68, Springfield, passed away at 8:48 a.m. Friday, May 13, 2005, in the St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She is survived by her husband, Jim; four children, Jim Downing, Jr., Sedalia, Debbie Speer, Springfield, Jeff Downing, Ozark, and Julie Mason, Springfield; a sister, Laura Bittle, Decatur, Ala.; nine grandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandchild. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 17, 2005, at 10 a.m. in the Fraker Funeral Home, Marshfield, with burial to follow in the Ebenezer Cemetery, Marshfield. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, in the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Women's Group (WSCS) at Ebenezer I United Methodist Church, in care of the funeral home. From the Springfield News-Leader, 15 May 2005 Doris E. Fortune, 84, passed away January 19, 2005, in Belton, Mo. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, May 20, at the Shelter in Springfield National Cemetery. From the Springfield News-Leader, 15 May 2005 Marie Cavender Hall, the daughter of Homer A. and Mabel Tygart Cavender, died on May 13, 2005. Marie was born on April 10, 1907, on a farm in Polk County. At an early age, her family purchased a farm in Dade County. She graduated from Dadeville High School in 1927. To pay for her college expenses, she started teaching at Sand Mountain and other rural schools, before teaching high school for three years in Fair Play, and the last two years at Jerico Springs, Mo. She graduated from Southwest Missouri State University (MSU) with a B.S. in Education. Marie married her high school sweetheart, Clinton N. Hall, in 1932. Clinton graduated from dental school and started a dental practice in 1935, in Stockton, Mo. They celebrated 64 years of marriage before Clinton died. To this union were born two children, Jo Maurine and John Clinton. Marie's family, church, and community were very important to her. She was a member of the Stockton Methodist Church for 60 years. Many things interested Marie: reading, especially biographies, sports events, golf, and needle work. When younger, she played basketball in high school and on town teams. She belonged to the Order of Eastern Star and was a charter member of the L.D. Chapter of PEO. Marie is survived by her daughter, Maurine Hildebrand of Columbia, Mo.; son, John and wife, Linda, of Arlington Heights, Ill.; four grandchildren, Meeca Maurine Coffman, Blue Springs, John Hall and wife, Rita Hildebrand, Hamilton, Mo., Christopher John Hall, and Lauren Marie Hall of Arlington Heights, Ill.; two greatgranddaughters, Allison Marie Hildebrand and Reagan Nicole Coffman; a greatgrandson, Matthew Robinson Hildebrand; a sister-in-law, Laverna Cavender of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews. Family members who preceded her in death were her husband; parents; three brothers, Wilbur, Clarence, and Herbert; two sisters, Thera and Vera Cunningham; a son-in-law, John H. Hildebrand, Jr.; two sisters-in-law, Oma and Irene; and a brother-in-law, Paul Cunningham. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 18, 2005, in the Stockton Methodist Church. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Brumback Funeral Home, Stockton. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, tributes be sent to the Stockton United Methodist Church, 708 E. Hwy. 32, Stockton, MO 65785. From the Springfield News-Leader, 15 May 2005 Roy Franklin Highfill, age 80, of Springfield, Mo., went to be with his Lord at 11:52 a.m. on May 12, 2005, in his home after a long illness. He was born October 10, 1924, in Fair Grove, Mo., son of Harve and Altha Highfill. He was preceded in death by his son, Howard "Butch" Highfill; one grandchild, Jeromy Highfill; his parents; four brothers; and two sisters. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Golda; daughter, Deb Grayham and husband, Richard, of Fair Grove, Mo.; daughter, Sondra Pruitt of Pleasant Hope, Mo.; son, Denny Highfill and wife, Janet, of Springfield, Mo.; two sisters, Goldie Tummons and Reeva Russell; four half- brothers; two half-sisters; former daughter-in-law, Betty Highfill; former son-in-law, Walter Pruitt; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a host of other family and friends. Roy was a certified "Col." auctioneer, and owned and operated the Ozark Tree Service and Housemover business for some 55 years in the Springfield and surrounding areas. As a young man he learned to play the guitar and sing. After years of perfecting many stringed instruments and performing with various well known entertainers on early radio and t.v., he was able to fulfill his dream of having a country music show of his own. Red's Country Music and Dance opened in June of 1977. Roy performed and entertained right up to the end. He wrote and recorded many gospels, ballods, and country music songs. Music and family are what Roy loved the most. The family would like to thank all the love and support of those during Roy's last days. He will be truly missed, but never forgotten. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2005, in Greenlawn Funeral Home North, with the Rev. Joe Riley presiding. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Fair Grove, Mo. Visitation will be Monday, May 16, 2005, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. From the Springfield News-Leader, 15 May 2005 Don Huntley, 72, died peacefully at home on May 11, 2005. He was born June 4, 1932, to Harry and Irene (Swegart) Huntley. He graduated from Springfield Senior (now known as Central) High School in 1951. He joined the Air Force in December, 1951, proudly serving in the 814th Air Police Sq. (SAC) at Fairchild AFB, Wash., from 1951 to 1955. He worked with his father at Overhead Door Company while in high school and after being discharged from the Air Force. He was then employed with Zenith from 1968 to 1993, retiring with 25 years of service. Don had a lifelong relationship with Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, serving in the adult choir. Don is survived by four children, Donna, Lisa, Kathy, and George Donald; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was particularly proud of his grandson, SSgt. Wesley T. Peel II, currently stationed at Whiteman AFB. He loved spending time with nephews, Kenneth and Keith, and niece, Laurel, and their families. Cousins, Johnny, Mark, and Phillip Cunningham, Shirley Green, and Shelley Foote and their families brought him great joy as they included him in many of their family get-togethers, especially during the holidays. Following retirement, Don kept busy with his church family, his Zenith connections, his Ozark Highland MHC neighbors, Senior High reunions, and North Town Mall Walkers. Sunday visits to Bob Evans and Sunshine Captain D's were favorite events for him. Everywhere he went, he had a joke or a story to tell; blond jokes were his favorite. Don will be greatly missed by all who knew him. There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. Monday, May 16, 2005, in Mt. Carmel U.M.C. with the Rev. Gloria Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Carmel U.M.C. or The American Cancer Society. Arrangements under the care of Klingner Cope Family Funeral Home. From the Springfield News-Leader, 15 May 2005 Lois Lillian Lee, 89, Niangua, passed away Friday, May 13, 2005, in Marshfield Care Center in Marshfield. She was born September 24, 1915, to Robert and Rhoda (Mace) Lee. She was a lifelong member of the Eureka Methodist Church. In her younger days she taught the preschool Sunday School Class and was caretaker of the young mothers and their new born babies in the home. She later was a caretaker for her parents. She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Floyd, Russell, and Robert "Bobby" Lee. Survivors include two brothers, Rev. Kenneth Lee and wife, Mary, of Marshfield, and Rev. Keith Lee and wife, Coralie, of Halway; a sister, Anna O'Dell of Lebanon; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 16, 2005, in the Eureka Methodist Church, Radar, Mo., with Rev. James Lee and Rev. Terry Martin officiating. Burial will be in the Eureka Cemetery. Services will be under the direction of Day Funeral Home, Marshfield, Mo. Visitation is from 6 to 7 p.m. tonight in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. From the Springfield News-Leader, 15 May 2005 Roy E. Lee, son of Opha Lee and Mabel Proctor Lee, was born on May 1, 1933, in Drury, Mo., and passed away on May 13, 2005, in St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 72 years, and twelve days. Roy was a resident of Kansas City for five years and then moved back to the family farm, where he was a stock and dairy farmer for 39 years. He worked in Kansas City at the Ford and GM Plant and sold real estate. On July 10, 1954, Roy and Glenda Walker were united in marriage in Ava, Mo., and to this union three children were born. Roy was a veteran and served his country in the U.S. Army. He attended the Souder Church of Christ. Roy loved listening to blue grass music and playing pitch at the Friday Night Jamboree at the Jacksons. Roy enjoyed visiting with people and loved being with his family. Roy was preceded in death by his parents, and an infant sister. He is survived by his wife, Glenda, of the home in Drury; two daughters, Debbie Stone and husband, Mike, Ava, Mo., and Dianne Evans, Drury, Mo.; one son, Greg Lee and wife, Helen, Drury, Mo.; five grandchildren, Chris Owens, Casey Owens, Levi Evans, Jonathan Lee, and Paden Lee; four greatgrandchildren, Wade Owens, Ellie Owens, Whitney Evans, and Addie Evans; two brothers, Waltza Lee and Ida, Mtn. Grove, Mo., and Bill and Joyce Lee, Nixa, Mo.; and a host of relatives and friends. Services are Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at 10 a.m. in the Clinkingbeard Chapel, Ava, Mo., with E.J. Hampton officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasant Home Cemetery in Drury, with full military rites by Ava American Legion Post #112 and VFW #5993. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m., with Harlin Howerton officiating. Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association or Pleasant Home Cemetery in care of Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, Mo. From the Springfield News-Leader, 15 May 2005 Marion "Wayne" Lillard, 87, Springfield, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2005, in The Veterans Home, Mt. Vernon, after a long illness. He was born March 1, 1918, to Marion and Ethel (Chambers) Lillard. Wayne served his country in the U.S. Army. He was raised on a farm in Lebanon and attended school i na one-room school house. He was united in marriage to Virginia Johnson on February 2, 1957. He owned and operated Lillard Trucking Co. in Springfield for a number of years and also owned and operated Wayne's Backhoe Service and an RV Rental business in California for 20 years. After his retirement, Wayne worked for an RV touring company and traveled the U.S. and Canda. He was a former member of the Elks Lodge. Wayne enjoyed antique cars, he built dune buggies, and was an avid out- doorsman who enjoyed hunting. Preceding him in death were his parents; a son, Gary Lillard; one daughter-in-law, Peggy; three sisters, Wilma Paine, Laverne Swanson, and Avril Meffan. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Virginia, of the home; two daughters, Linda and husband, Ken Teague of Willard, and Jeanie Shipley of Springfield; one stepdaughter, Jane "Lily" Odom of Seattle, Wash.; one son, Wayne Dean Lillard of Yucapia, Calif.; daughter-in-law, Mary Lillard; brother-in-law, Bob Meffan; 10 grandchildren; two step grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 19, 2005, in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, with full military honors, under the direction of Walnut Lawn DeGraffenreid-Wood Funeral Home, 2001 W. Walnut Lawn Street. Friends may call at their convenience after 10 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. From the Springfield News-Leader, 15 May 2005 Gerry Gregory Lyons, 70, Springfield, passed away at 6:30 a.m. Friday, May 13, 2005, in Springfield Rehab and Health Care Center from complications with Alzheimer's. She is survived by her husband, Jim; a daughter, Sherry Haney, Springfield; four step-sons, Jason Lyons and wife, Vicki, Houston, Texas, Stephen Lyons, Ft. Myers, Fla., Jay Lyons, Dallas, Texas, and Gary Lyons, Springfield; two grandsons, Jason Albright, Clever, Mo., and Russell Gregory, Houston, Texas; two great-grandsons, Jared and Jakob Albright; and many other relatives and friends. Memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2005, in Memorial Oak Funeral Home, 13001 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77079. The body has been cremated under the direction of J.D. Lee and Sons Funeral Home, Rogersville. The family request memorial donations to the Alzheimer's Association, Southwest Missouri Chapter, 1500 S. Glenstone, Springfield, MO 65804. From the Springfield News-Leader, 15 May 2005 Irene Joyce Manning, 77, passed away May 13, 2005, in Doctor's Hospital of Springfield. She was born November 5, 1927, in Springfield, to parents, Nelson and Edna Hansen, in Springfield. She was joined in wedlock to Howard Wayne Manning on October 29, 1949, in Eureka Springs, Ark. She was a doctor's assistant for 40 years, working for Drs. R.C. Mitchell and James Smith. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and two sisters, Dorothy Hawley and Mary Jane Blades. She is survived by three sisters, Ellen Apple, Oklahoma, and Dora McNutt and Grace Brown, both of Springfield; one brother, Nelson "Pete" Hansen, Cape Fair; and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2005, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, with Pastor Lloyd Hart officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Republic. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, in the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. From the Springfield News-Leader, 15 May 2005 Kathryn H. Maples, 88, of Fair Grove, went to be with the Lord on May 13, 2005, at 9:30 a.m. in her home, after a long illness. Kathryn had been a homemaker since Jan. 25, 1947, when she married Orville L. Maples. There was one child born to this union, Bobby Lynn Maples. Both Orville and Bobby Lynn preceded her in death. She is survived by three sisters, Eva Jane Wilkerson of Springfield, Mo., Bernice Maples and husband, Arlan, of Rogersville, Mo., and Georgia Ann Tennison and husband, Harold, of Sparta, Mo.; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2005, in Greenlawn North Funeral Chapel with Rev. Leonard Bailey officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, in the funeral home. From the Springfield News-Leader, 15 May 2005 Dennis Leroy Miller, 67, of Springfield, was born on July 7, 1937, in Iowa City, Iowa, and passed away on May 11, 2005, in his home. Dennis is survived by his wife, Dorothy, of the home; two daughters, Robin McElvain and Davene Welch; six grandchildren; four brothers and three sisters; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services for Dennis Leroy Miller will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 16, 2005, in the Thieme-ShadelHicks Funeral Service at Rivermonte Chapel, with interment and full military honors following in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. today, May 15, 2005, in the funeral home. From the Springfield News-Leader, 15 May 2005 Roger Moschner, 70, Rogersville, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2005, surrounded by his loving family in his home. Roger was born December 7, 1934, to the late Wilbur A. and Margaret (Poston) Moschner in St. Louis, Mo. He was united in marriage on July 23, 1977, to Frances Girardot in Littleton, Colo. Roger was employed with Lockheed Martin as a Contract Administrator and retired in 1989. He was very kind and will always be remembered as a gentleman. He enjoyed traveling to all areas. Roger will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of 27 years, Frances; brother, Bill Moschner; and sister, Judy Peters. Roger is survived by his children, Lonnie Moschner and wife, Lisa of Kimberling City, Jana Shook and husband, Rick of Denver, Colo., David Moschner and wife, Pattie of Parker, Colo., Deanna Leech and husband, Bill of Parker, Colo., Michael Moser and wife, Kathy of Littleton, Colo., Russ Moser of Palm Springs, Calif., Michelle Boscarino of Woodland Hills, Calif.; 16 grandchildren and two great- grandchildren; brothers, Richard Moschner and Joseph Moschner, and great-uncle, Forrest Moschner, all of St. Louis; numerous other loving relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 16, 2005, at 2 p.m. in the chapel at Thieme-Shadel-Hicks Funeral Service at Rivermonte with Chaplain Keith Ackerman officiating. Burial will follow in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service beginning at 1 p.m. in the chapel. For those desiring, memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association, PO Box 4995, Springfield, MO 65808, with envelopes provided in the funeral home. From the Springfield News-Leader, 15 May 2005 Beulah Hazel (Smith) Rambo, age 89, of Louisburg, Mo., entered into rest to be with her Lord on May 7, 2005. She was baptized and joined the Reynolds Chapel Baptist Church in 1968. She was a loving wife and mother. She loved her farm in Louisburg, Mo., where she spent most of her life. She enjoyed reading the Bible and poetry, working in the garden, making Sunday dinners for her daughters, son-in-laws and grandkids. She was employed by Chastain Nursing Home, The Green Thumb were she worked at the library and Headstart in Buffalo, Mo. She was united in marriage to Edward "Eddie" Othel Rambo on January 7, 1931. This union was blessed with five daughters. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie; two daughters, infant, Vivian Rambo, and Florene Sharp; two granddaughters, infants, Cindy Dawn and Sandy Shawn Sharp; her parents, Eliza Elizabeth and Fred D Smith; two brothers, Leonard and Floyd Smith: three sisters, Dorothy Rambo, Dessie Miller, and Helen Kay Gardner. Survivors include three daughters, Daphene Waggoner of Lee's Summit, Mo, Geraldine "Gerry" Gray and husband, Kenneth, Janice Peabody- Loven and husband, Mike of Springfield, Mo.; one sister, Wanda Henderson of Buffalo, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 6 to 7:30 p.m. today, May 15 in Montgomery- Viets Chapel Buffalo, Mo. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, May 16 in Montgomery-Viets Chapel Buffalo, Mo. Burial will be in Louisburg Cemetery, Louisburg, Mo. Flowers may be sent or memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1500 S. Glenstone, Springfield, MO 65804. From the Springfield News-Leader, 15 May 2005 John Kyle Taylor passed away May 11, 2005, in St. John's Regional Health Center. He was born on October 30, 1909, near Greenfield, Mo., to his parents, Ed and Ruth (Crouch) Taylor. John was the youngest of three children. John finished grade school at a rural country school in 1922. After finishing school, John stayed on the family farm and raised cattle with his father. In 1932, John went to Wichita, Kan., for further schooling followed by more schooling in Colorado. On December 31, 1934, John was united in marriage to Ann Jordan. In 1938, a new company called Vita Craft was being formed in Kansas City. He joined them as a partner and salesman. He worked for the corporation until he retired in 1971. After retirement, John came back to Springfield, Mo., and went into the investment business in stocks and bonds on his own. John served in the United States Air Force during World War II. John was of the Protestant faith, a member of Henderson Lodge of Rogersville, Abou Aden shrine, the shrine marching patrol, and the Elks Lodge. John was the director, in the Scottish Rites Rituals of the 9th, 10th, and 11th degrees, in Joplin for twenty-four years. John was a 33rd degree inspector general, honorary of the Scottish Rite Valley of Joplin. John had been a Master Mason since 1952. John was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Taylor; father, Ed Taylor; his wife, Ann, of 50 years; a sister, Minnie Jordan; and a brother, Tom Taylor. John is survived by two daughters, Ladonna Hill and Julie James, both of Rogers, Ark.; three grandchildren; a nephew, Joe Jordan of Springfield, Mo.; two greatnieces; one great-nephew; one great-great- niece; four great-great-nephews; one sister-in-law, Georgia Mae Jordan of Springfield, Mo.; several cousins; Mary Jones, a very close friend, of Springfield, Mo.; and a slough of close friends. John will be remembered as being very generous to helping the needy. John never met a stranger and was always happy. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, May 16, in Greenlawn Funeral Home North, with burial in White Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight in the funeral home. Johns Pallbearers will be Rex Williams, Dr. Jim Gibbons, Fred Livingston, Randy Jones, Bill Snelson, and Anton Tasich. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Springfield or the Shrine Childrens Hospital. From the Springfield News-Leader, 15 May 2005 Felipe Mejia Torres, age 25, of Ozark, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2005, in Cox Medical Center South. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. From the Springfield News-Leader, 25 November 2004 Fred Luther Owens, 86, went to meet his Savior on Monday, Nov. 22, 2004. He was born Jan. 24, 1918, in Gainesville, Mo., the son of Charles and Lula Owens. Fred was a retired auto mechanic, Masonic mason, and a past deacon at the Center Point General Baptist Church. He was a loving father to four children and a pillar of strength to his brother and sisters. He enjoyed sharing his faith and stories of his grandchildren with others. Fred was preceded in death by his parents; former wife Donnie Owens; brother Leonard Owens; and sisters Edith Reynolds, Jewell Reynolds, and Maxine Lane. He is survived by his sisters, Marie Swearengin, Ava, and Jean Herd, Columbia; his sons, Doyle Owens, Sparta, Jerry Owens, Springfield, and James Merle Owens, Overland Park; and his daughter Patricia, Springfield; nine grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. Daddy, we'll miss you... but glad you made it home. Services will be held at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville on Friday at 1 p.m.; visitation at 12 noon. Donations to the Center Point Cemetery in Gainesville are appreciated. Springfield News-Leader 9/3/1997 Rev. Alfred Delmar Busby, 84, son of Alfred and Rebecca Connley Busby was born Feb. 7, 1913, in Morrisville, Mo., and departed from this life Aug. 30, 1997, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, Mo. His greatest pleasure in life was taking care of the “love of his life”, Jo VanHooser Busby. They were united in marriage April 29, 1932. A Fundemental Baptist Minister for 62 years, he was the pastor of area churches. Until his death he was faithful to visit hospitals and homes and care for family and friends. He lived for his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Alfred Joe Busby; a brother, Tony Justice; four sisters, Naoma Watkins, Helen Bebout, Delphia Geller, and Wilma Mingus; and his parents. He is survived by his wife, Josphine “Jo” of the home; a daughter, Karen Stewart and her husband, Gene, Nixa, Mo.; a son, Bill Busby and his wife, Clara, Springfield, Mo.; two sisters, Leona Sloane, Springfield, Mo., and Stella Hagelin, state of California; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 1997, in the Walnut Lawn DeGraffenreid-Wood Funeral Home Chapel, 2001 W. Walnut Lawn St., with the Revs. Bill McTeer, Stevie Maples, and W. E. Dowell officiating. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home. Springfield News-Leader 9/3/1997 Jerry Smith Rogers, 54, Ozark, Mo., died Sunday, Aug. 31, 1997, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, Mo., from a sudden heart attack. He was born Dec. 31, 1942, in Springfield, Mo., the son of Murl Greene Rogers and Lucy O. Storie Rogers, and they preceded him in death. In 1962 he and Joyce Ann Raney were married. They had lived in Ozark for 26 years. Mr. Rogers was a gifted mechanic employed by the Missouri Highway Patrol. He was a member of the Southside Church of Christ in Ozark, where he was a deacon and had traveled to Panama for mission work. He loved the time he could spend with his family, and was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. Survivors include his wife, Joyce; three sons and their wives, Phil John and Paula Ann Rogers, Fenton, Kerry James and Cristen Rogers, Ozark, and Tod Murl and Lesa G. Rogers, Reeds Spring; three grandsons, Austin, Zacquary, and Tyler Rogers; three step-grandchildren, Alan and Andy Taylor and Amanda Waldrup; three sisters, Murlene Nunn, Niangua, Joy Manu, Calif., and Junie Gullett, Springfield, Mo.; and a brother, Mike Rogers, state of California. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 1997, in Southside Church of Christ, Ozark, with Charles Eakins officiating. Burial will be in Sparta Cemetery, Sparta, under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today in the funeral home with formal visitation from 7 to 8 p.m. in the church. Springfield News-Leader 9/3/1997 Peter Chapoton Charles Funeral Mass for Peter Chapoton Charles, Springfield, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Holy Trinity Catholic Church with burial in Resurrection Cemetery under direction of Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel. Mr. Charles, an attorney, died at 10:43 p.m. Monday in Cox Medical Center South. Prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in the church followed by visitation. Springfield News-Leader 9/3/1997 Maynard D. Curtis Graveside services for Maynard D. Curtis, Elkland, formerly of Mountain Grove, will be at 2 p.m. today in Hillcrest Cemetery under direction of Craig-Hurtt-Bradley Funeral Home, Mountain Grove. Mr. Curtis, a retired printer and World War II U.S. Army veteran, died at 10:34 a.m. Friday in Clement J. Zablocki Medical Center, Milwaukee. Springfield News-Leader 9/3/1997 Rose Lucille Gann Services for Rose Lucille Gann, Billings, formerly of Rogersville, will be at 2 p.m. today in Preston-Marsh Funeral Home, Rogersville, with burial in White Oak Cemetery. Mrs. Gann, a homemaker, died Sunday in her home. Springfield News-Leader 9/3/1997 Mary Caroline Goodwin Services for Mary Caroline Fitzpatrick Davis Goodwin, Springfield, will be at 10 a.m. today in Bass Chapel Baptist Church, Fair Grove, with burial in Bass Chapel Cemetery under direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield. Mrs. Goodwin, a homemaker, died at 1:20 p.m. Sunday in Cox Medical Center South. Springfield News-Leader 9/3/1997 Evelyn P. Hancock Memorial services for Evelyn P. Hancock, Springfield, formerly of Kankakee, Ill., will be at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Paul Episcopal Church, Kankakee, Ill., with inurnment in St. Paul Church Columbarium. Local arrangements under direction of Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel, Springfield. Mrs. Hancock, a retired teacher, died at 2:30 a.m. Sunday in Maranatha Manor. Springfield News-Leader 9/3/1997 Hollie Edith Harvey Services for Hollie Edith Harvey, Seymour, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Holman-Howe Funeral Home with burial in Seymour Masonic Cemetery. Mrs. Harvey, a homemaker, died at 10:55 p.m. Monday in Glenwood Healthcare. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Springfield News-Leader 3/23/1998 Mrs. Marjorie Thompson, 67, Sweetwater, Texas, formerly of Polk County, a homemaker, died Friday in her home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Butler Funeral Home, Bolivar, with burial in Pleasant Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Springfield News-Leader 3/23/1998 Mrs. Ruth Ann Williams, 52, Springfield, a homemaker, died at 9:15 a.m. Thursday in Cox Medical Center North. Services will be at 1:30 today in Walnut Lawn DeGraffenreid-Wood Funeral Home with burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Springfield News-Leader 3/23/1998 Nellie “Catherine” Muenks, 87, Springfield, Mo., passed away at 10:45 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 1998, in Primrose Place Health Care Center, following a short illness. She was born Nov. 19, 1910, in Schell City, Mo., to the late James Matthew and Nellie Maus Dunn. Catherine was united in marriage to Clarence C. Muenks on Aug. 15. 1936, and to this union two children were born. Clarence preceded her in death on June 20, 1980. She was also preceded in death by an infant granddaughter, Angela Sue Muenks, two brothers, John Edward Dunn and James Woodrow Dunn Sr., and a close long- time friend, Robert W. Kile. Catherine retired in 1976 as the cafeteria manager of Central High School, Springfield Public School System. She devoted her life to her family and was active as a volunteer for Cox Medical Center Auxilary and RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program). Catherine was of the Baptist Faith. She is survived by a son, John G. Muenks and his wife, Linda, Springfield; a daughter, Mary E. Coble and her husband, Benny, Springfield; four grandchildren, Alan Muenks, Ron Muenks, Diane Horton and Mark Coble; eight great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mary Elizabeth Renn and her husband, Lawrence, Jefferson City, and Edna Mae Miller and her husband, Edward, Brumley. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who touched many lives and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 1998, in Klingner Mortuary with the Rev. Don Combs officiating. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the mortuary. Springfield News-Leader 3/23/1998 Hilda L. Davis, 82, Elkland, passed away at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 21, 1998, in her home. In addition to her duties as a homemaker and mother, she worked as a licensed practical nurse for a number of years at Bethany Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. A devout Christian, she attended several area churches including the Grace and Glory Church, Mountain Grove, and in later years, the Shady Grove Baptist Church, near Elkland. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernis Davis in 1982; her parents; four sisters; and seven brothers. She is survived by a son, James Davis, Elkland; two daughters, Sharon Elies, Springfield, and Treasure Meenk, New Hall, Calif.; a sister, Martha Dean, Elkland; eight grandchildren; and 12 great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 1998, in Shady Grove Baptist Church, near Elkland, with the Revs. Paul Smith and Jim Longman officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery under direction of Fraker Funeral Home, Marshfield. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Southwest Missouri. Springfield Leader-Press 6/9/1976 Mrs. Roy M. Othick Services for Mrs. Ruth Marie Othick, 58, Weaubleau, were at 2 p.m. today in Weaubleau Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Nadine Fogle officiating. Burial was in Robinson Cemetery, Weaubleau, under direction of Hathaway of Wheatland. Mrs. Othick died Monday at her home after a long illness. She had lived in Weaubleau for 13 years after moving from Garnett, Kan., and was a member of the Garnett Assembly of God Church. Surviving are her husband, Roy M.; a son, Roy Lee, of El Dorado Springs; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Ann Marshall, Weaubleau, and Mrs. Vickie Lou Harvey, Raytown; two brothers, LeRoy Curtis, no address listed, and Clarence Curtis, Flemington; a sister, Mrs. Rosella Miller, Weaubleau; and seven grandchildren. Springfield Leader-Press 6/9/1976 Mrs. Raymond Self Rosary services for Mrs. Raymond Self, 56, of 1628 East Madison, will be at 8 p.m. today in Herman H. Lohmeyer Chapel with funeral mass at 2 p.m. Thursday in St. Agnes Cathedral. Msgr. John Westhues will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Park Cemetery. Mrs. Self died at 10:22 a.m. Monday in St. John’s Hospital after a two-month illness. Springfield Leader-Press 6/9/1976 Neal C. Fitz, 77, 1331 North Warren, died at 6 a.m. Monday in St. John’s Hospital after a short illness. He lived in Springfield for 40 years and had retired from Associated Wholesale Grocers. Mr. Fitz was a member of Reedy Chapel. Survivors include his wife, Mary. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Ayre-Goodwin Chapel. The Rev. John Trigg will officiate and burial will be in Hazelwood Cemetery. The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Springfield Leader-Press 6/9/1976 Thomas R. Thomason, 68, Bolivar, died at 11 a.m. Tuesday at his home after apparently suffering a heart attack. A retired bus driver, he was a veteran of four years with the U. S. Marines. Survivors include his wife, Frances; four daughters, Mrs. Sally Salbau, Guam, Mrs. Betty Ann Pasley and Mrs. Saundra Joines, both of the state of Illinois, and Mrs. Rosita Chapman, of the state of Utah; a step-daughter, Mrs. Mary Jane Jobe, Peoria, Ill.; a brother, John, of the state of Minnesota; three sisters, Mrs. Ann Mitchell, Sedalia, Mrs. Lilliam Biles, Grandview, and Mrs. Eva B. Chinn, state of California; a half-sister, Mrs. Mary Jane Wright, Russellville, Tenn.; his step- mother, Mrs. Ethel Thomason, Russellville, Tenn.; nine grandchildren, a step-grandchild and a great-grandchild. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Pitts Funeral Home Chapel in Bolivar with the Rev. Melvin Williamson officiating. Burial will be in the Payne Cemetery. Springfield Leader-Press 3/9/1983 William Busby Services for William Estey Busby, 86, Mount Vernon, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Selvey Funeral Home in Jasper. Burial will be in Paradise Cemetery south of Jasper. Mr. Busby died about 2:15 p.m. Tuesday at his home after a long illness. Born in Jasper County, Mr. Busby moved to Mount Vernon 11 years ago from Brooksfield, Fla. He was a veteran of World War I and a retired Marine engineer. He was a member of the Masonic Order 238, Mount Dora, Fl., Bahia Shrine Temple, Orlando, Fla., and the Scottish Rite in Joplin. He was also a member of York Rite and the Order of the Eastern Star, both of Eustis, Fla. Survivors include his wife, Blanche; a daughter, Mrs. Magnolia Knaple, Big Springs, Texas; a brohter, Jewel, Mount Vernon; and two sisters, Mrs. Raymond Kerrick, Joplin, and Mrs. Dorothy Smith, Carthage. Springfield Leader-Press 3/9/1983 Sarah Alcorn Services for Sarah Jane Alcorn, 88, Ava, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Clinkingbeard Funeral Chapel here with the Revs. John Moles and Oren Alcorn officiating. Burial will be in Fannon Cemetery south of here. Mrs. Alcorn died at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Springfield Community Hospital after a long illness. She was a housewife and a member of Black Oak General Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Norman, Route 4, Ava; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Springfield Leader-Press 3/9/1983 Alice L. Coats, 78, Springfield, died at 9:20 p.m. Tuesday in St. John’s Regional Health Center after a long illness. Mrs. Coats was a member of Christ Church Unity, Springfield. Survivors include a son, J. Norman, Springfield; a daughter, Mrs. Doris Mitchell, Springfield; and four grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Lung Association. Gorman-Scharpf-Abbott will announce arrangements. Springfield Leader-Press 3/9/1983 Mina Althen Services for Mina A. Althen, 77, Stockton, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Ross Memorial Presbyterian Church here with the Rev. Bill Luce officiating. Burial will be in Stockton Cemetery under the direction of Brumback Funeral Home. Miss Althen died at 12:20 p.m. Monday at Greater Laurel Beltsville Hospital in Laurel, Md., after a long illness. Mess Althen was a retired teacher for the El Dorado Springs school system. She was a member of the of the Sac-Osage Retired Teachers Organization and Ross Memorial Presbyterian Church. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Donohue, El Dorado Springs, Mrs. Corinne Stocker, Springfield, Ill., and Mrs. Georgia Bond, Laurel, Md.; and two brothers, Dan Althen, Springfield, and Ira Althen, Bowie, Md. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Springfield Leader-Press 3/9/1983 Otis Fouts, 76, Springfield, died Tuesday afternoon at St. John’s Regional Health Center after a long illness. A member of the First Baptist Church in Walnut Grove, Mr. Fouts had lived in Springfield for the past 40 years. He was a member of the Solomon Lodge No. 271 AF&AM, the Zabud Council No. 25, and St. John’s Commandery No. 20. He was also a member of Springfield Chapter No. 15 Abou Ben Adhem and the White Shrine Queen City Chapter of the Eastern Star No. 226. Survivors include his wife, Ida Helen; a son, Gene, Springfield; a daughter, Mrs. Willa Mae Herman, Springfield; a sister, Mrs. Sylvania Wood, Mountain Home, Ark.; a brother, Dennis, Mountain Home, Ark.; several nieces and nephews; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. Ayre-Goodwin Funeral Home will announce arrangements. Springfield Leader-Press 3/9/1983 Rita Drennon Services for Rita E. Drennon, 71, Springfield, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Klingner Chapel with the Rev. Gary Thomas officiating. Burial will be in White Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Drennon died at 6:40 p.m. Sunday at St. John’s Regional Health Center after an illness of several months. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church and Mount Carmel United Methodist Church. The casket will be closed at the beginning of the service. Springfield Leader-Press 3/9/1983 Robert Seiler Jr., 62, Springfield, died at 12:33 p.m. Tuesday at Cox Medical Center after a long illness. A Baptist, Mr. Seiler was a resident of Springfield for most of his life. He was employed at Rayco Foundary for 28 years and served as manager there the past few years. Survivors include his wife, Garnith; a son, Wayne, Springfield; a daughter, Mrs. Linda Smith, Republic; four brothers, Chester, Paul, Jimmy and Ricky, all of Detroit, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Mary Lou Lockheart, Detroit, Mich.; his father, Robert, Detroit, Mich.; and four grandchildren. Ralph Thieme will announce services. Springfield Leader-Press 3/9/1983 Roy Othick Services for Roy M. Othick, 78, Weaubleau, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hathaway Funeral Chapel in Wheatland with the Rev. Earl Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Robinson Cemetery near Weaubleau under direction of Hathaway of Wheatland. Mr. Othick was found dead in his home Monday. He was beaten to death Sunday night, according to Hickory County Coroner Robert Boller. Mr. Othick was a retired farmer and a member of the Assembly of God in Garnett, Kan. Survivors include a step-daughter, Betty Ann Marshall, Weaubleau, a son, Roy Lee, Joplin; a daughter, Mrs. Vickie Lou Harvey, Blue Springs; two brothers, Elmer, Tonganoxie, Kan., and Don, Garnett, Kan.; a sister, Mrs. Rachel Cox, Garnett, Kan.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. From the Springfield Leader & Press, 9 March 1983 Murder charges expected in Weaubleau slaying. Clinton—Murder charges were expected today against a 68-year-old man and his 25-year-old nephew in connection with the beating death of an elderly Hickory County resident at a Weaubleau senior citizens’ housing complex. Melvin Cranmer, 68, and his nephew, Roy Cranmer, 25, were arrested on suspicion of murder after Clinton Police and Henry County sheriff’s officers conducted stakeouts at two local residences early today. Melvin Cranmer, who was shot in the upper arm by a Clinton police sergeant during the 4 a.m. arrest, remained in undetermined condition in surgery at Golden Valley Hospital here. Clinton Police Chief Gene Vincent said the elder Cranmer, who was wounded by a shot from Police Sgt. Tom Delapp’s .357 magnum revolver, would remain under heavy guard at the hospital. Shortly after his uncle’s arrest, Roy Cranmer was taken into custody without incident at a nearby residence, Vincent said. He was being held at the Henry County Jail here. Hickory County authorities said Tuesday they were seeking three suspects in the robbing and fatal beating of retired farmer Roy Othick, 78, whose body was found Monday moring in a bedroom at his home in Weaubleau. Hickory County Sheriff William Kennedy said someone apparently had beaten Othick to death and stolen his .38 caliber revolver and a wallet containing between $200 and $300. Vincent said Kennedy requested the arrests of the Cranmers late Tuesday based on information which indicated they might be hiding in the Clinton area on their way to Indiana. He said both men are believed to be residents of Henry County. Officers surrounded a residence at 116 W. Henry St. after Melvin Cranmer was observed entering the home about 4 a.m., Vincent said. “Mr. Cranmer was asked to come out,” the chief said. “When he refused, officers entered and, knowing Mr. Cranmer to be armed, extreme care was taken." Vincent said Delapp shot Cranmer because he thought he was armed with a handgun, but investigation revealed Cranmer was holding a flashlight. “As Cranmer turned toward the officer, the officer saw something in his hand which appeared to be a gun, so (Delapp) fired his weapon. Indications are now that Mr. Cranmer had a flashlight in his hand.” Cranmer tried to escape through a back door after he was shot, but he was captured by officers, Vincent said. Delapp, a trained paramedic, administered first aid to Cranmer until an ambulance arrived, the chief said. Kennedy said a third suspect in the case is still being sought in the Clinton area, but he declined to provide further details. From the Springfield Leader & Press, 11 March 1983 Third murder suspect returned Hermitage—Hickory County authorities returned Thursday evening from Kokomo, Ind., with a third suspect in the death of an elderly Weaubleau man. Thomas Clyde Merrifield, 22, of Clinton, a suspect in the robbing and fatal beating of Roy M. Othick, 78, waived extradition. Hickory County Sheriff William Kennedy flew to Indiana Thursday morning to return him. Meanwhile, one of two other suspects was arraigned at Hermitage Thursday. Roy T. Cranmer, 25, of Henry County, was arraigned before Associate Circuit Judge James Anderton on charges of capital murder and first degree robbery. Anderton said he set the preliminary hearing for 1:30 p.m. March 29. Cranmer’s uncle, Melvin Lee Cranmer, 68, a Henry County resident, was reported in stable but serious condition at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton, where he is under heavy guard. Cranmer was shot in the upper left arm by a Clinton police officer during Cranmer’s arrest about 4 a.m. Wednesday, Clinton Police Chief Gene Vincent said. All three men are charged with capital murder and first degree robbery, a Hickory County sheriff’s department spokesman said. An autopsy showed Othick died of a beating about 11 p.m. Sunday, Hickory County Coroner Robert Boller said. Injuries to Othick’s head, chest and stomach apparently were caused by fists, he said. From the Springfield Leader & Press, 12 March 1983 Hermitage—Clinton man arraigned in murder A 21-year-old Clinton man remained in custody Friday after he was arraigned in the murder Sunday of an elderly Weaubleau man. Thomas Clyde Merrifield was arraigned on charges of capital murder and first-degree robbery in Hickory County Associate Circuit Court. He is being held without bond on the murder charge and in lieu of $50,000 on the robbery charge. Merrifield was arrested Wednesday night in Kokomo, Ind., in connection with the beating death and robbery of Roy M. Othick, 78. Another suspect, Roy T. Cranmer, 25, of Henry County, was arraigned Thursday on charges of capital murder and first-degree robbery. Merrifield and Cranmer are being held in custody at separate jails, said Hickory County Sheriff William Kennedy. He declined to name the jails for security reasons. Preliminary hearings for Merrifield and Cranmer are set for March 29 in Hickory County Associate Circuit Court. A third suspect, Cranmer’s uncle, Melvin Lee Cranmer, 68, of Henry County, remains in serious condition at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton. He was shot in the upper left arm by a Clinton policeman during Cranmer’s arrest about 4 a.m. Wednesday. The elder Cranmer also is charged with capital murder and first- degree robbery. An arraignment has not been scheduled. Springfield Leader-Press 3/9/1983 Sarah Elizabeth “Sadie” Miller, 79, formerly of Springfield, died at 7:25 p.m. Monday of natural causes in her home. She moved to Texas in 1958 from Springfield. Survivors include two sons, Ted Miller, Orange, Texas, and Harold Miller, Springfield; three daughters, Mrs. Mildred Ducker and Mrs. Pat Matthews, both of Springfield, and Mrs. Bette Bodenhamer, Orange, Texas; one brother, Claude Sheridan, Kansas City; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchildren. The body will be returned to Springfield for services and burial under the direction of Klingner Mortuary. Springfield Leader-Press 3/9/1983 Opal Yount Services for Opal Alberta Yount, 56, Aurora, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Peterson Funeral Chapel here with Dr. Karl Young officiating. Burial will be in Wade Chapel Cemetery in Republic. Mrs. Yount died at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Cox Medical Center in Springfield after a long illness. She was a Presbyterian. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth; two sons, Gary and Robert, both of Aurora; one brother, Homer Farris, Marionville; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Stewart, Marionville, and Mrs. Verla Eshleman, Aurora; and five grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Springfield Leader-Press 3/9/1983 Olas Jacobs Services for Olas M. Jacobs, 83, Springfield, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Scenic Drive Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Eddie Stark officiating. Burial will be in Floral Haven Memorial Gardens in Tulsa, Okla., under direction of Ayre-Goodwin Funeral Home. Mrs. Jacobs died at 7:45 p.m. Monday in Springfield Medicenter after a long illness. A former Joplin resident, Mrs. Jacobs moved to Springfield 3 ½ years ago. She was a member of Scenic Drive Church of the Nazarene. Survivors include her husband, Oscar E.; two sons, Earl, Springfield, and Eugene, Claremore, Okla.; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Springfield Leader-Press 3/9/1983 Vinton O. Carver, 82, Concordia, died at 11:40 a.m. Tuesday at Community Hospital in Sweet Springs after a short illness. Mr. Carver was a retired interior decorator and a former resident of Dallas County. Survivors include his wife, Stella; two sons, Lou, Buffalo, and Larry, Independence; three daughters, Mrs. Charlene Bradley, Buffalo, Mrs. Phyllis Stanton, Hobart, Ind., and Mrs. Margaret Ann Dankenbring, Concordia; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Montgomery of Buffalo will announce services. Springfield Leader-Press 3/9/1983 W. Oman Harrell Graveside services for Walter Oman Harrell, 74, Poplar Bluff, will be at 11:30 a.m. today in Hill Cemetery near Buffalo with the Rev. Lester Slack officiating. Burial is under direction of Montgomery Funeral Home of Buffalo. Mr. Harrell died at 11:30 a.m. Monday of natural causes in Westwood Hills Nursing Home here. Mr. Harrell, a former resident of Dallas County, was a retired farmer. Survivors include his son, Bob, Medford, Ore.; two daughters, Mrs. Joan Coulter and Mrs. Sue Cam, both of San Jose, Calif.; his mother, Mrs. Myrtle Slack Flinn, Prineville, Ore.; and a sister, Mrs. Otta Teague, Prineville, Ore. Springfield Leader-Press 3/9/1983 Elizabeth Woodruff Memorial services for Elizabeth A. Woodruff, 68, Leawood, Kan., will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday in Christ Episcopal Church, Overland Park, Kan., with the Rev. Charles Pederson officiating. The body will be cremated under direction of Newcomer Funeral Home of Overland Park. Mrs. Woodruff died Monday in her home after a long illness. Born in Springfield, Mrs. Woodruff had lived in the Kansas City, Kan. area since 1965. She was a medical technologist until her retirement in 1967. She was a member of Christ Episcolpal Church in Overland Park. Survivors include a son, David, Rogersville; a daughter, Mrs. Susan Kerr, Overland Park; a sister, Mrs. Sue Otto, Phoenix, Ariz.; and two grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. From the Springfield News-Leader, 16 May 2005 Kenneth Wayne "Kenny" Buchanan, 54, of Springfield, was born on June 22, 1950, in Monett, Mo., and passed away on May 14, 2005, in his home. On October 17, 1970, he was united in marriage with Linda Nielsen, and to this union four children were born. Early in life, Kenny accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior and he united with Macedonia Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and worked the sound system. For the past 25 years, Kenny has owned and operated The Cupboard Works. In his free time, he enjoyed playing fast pitch softball and fishing. His lifetime enjoyment was spending time with his family and eating ice cream with his grandson. Kenny is survived by his wife, Linda, of the home; sons, Eric and his wife, Arien, and Tadd and his wife, Anne, of Battlefield; daughter, Kryssi, of the home; son, Robert and his wife, Jennifer, of Springfield; his mother, Anna May Buchanan; two brothers, Tim and his wife, Karen, and Tony and his wife, Janet, all of Springfield; one sister, Trudy Lilley and her husband, Chad, of Austin, Texas; sister-in- law, Virgie Buchanan of Springfield; and his grandson, Drew. He was preceded in death by his father, Ulias, and his brother, Rick. Kenneth was a great kidder and will be missed for the way he adored his family, the tender affection he showed his buddy, Drew, and his building and craftsmanship abilities. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2005, in the Macedonia Baptist Church with interment following in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight. Memorials have been established at the funeral home for his grandchildren's education or for Macedonia Baptist Church, 3110 West Sunshine, Springfield, MO 65807. From the Springfield News-Leader, 16 May 2005 Michelle Hamilton Grogan, 23, of Marshfield, passed away at 10:50 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 2005. Michelle, a homemaker, was a 2000 graduate of Marshfield High School and a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Northview. She was preceded in death by a grandmother, Orene Hamilton; and a great-greatuncle, Herbert Cruise. She is survived by her husband, Billy; one son, Dayton Bauer Hamilton-Grogan; one daughter, Olivia Daveigh Grogan, both of the home; her parents, Michael and Renee Hamilton, Marshfield; her grandparents Bob and Beverly Dillion, Marshfield, and Bill and Virginia Hamilton, Niangua; great-grandparents, Ruth Atherly, Marshfield, and Faye Dillon, Kansas City; and four brothers, Michael Hamilton, Jr., and his wife, Cora, Frank Hamilton, Keith Hamilton and his wife, Lesha, all of Springfield, and Kenny Hamilton and his wife, Shawna, Marshfield; nieces and nephews, Jerrica Hamilton, Aleisha Hamilton, Jackie Hamilton, Chaelynn Reid, Melinda Hamilton, Kimberly Hamilton, Cody Hamilton, Hannah Hamilton, Alex Cantrell, Andrew Hamilton, and Mikhayla Hamilton. Also surviving is a very special great-great-aunt, Lena Cruise, Marshfield, and several other loving relatives and friends. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2005, in the Fraker Funeral Home, Marshfield, with the Revs. Gary Hamilton and Bob Dillion officiating. Burial will be in the Marshfield Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, in the funeral home. From the Springfield News-Leader, 16 May 2005 Josephine Madoline (Miller) Helton was born October 6, 1909, and departed this life May 14, 2005, at the age of 95. Josephine was a graduate of Dixon High School; SMS University and Drury College with degrees in Education and a Specialist degree in Elementary and Secondary Administration. She taught in several rural schools in the Evening Shade and Plato, Mo., area, where she lived most of her adult life. She also taught at and was principal in the Ft. Leonard Wood/Waynesville School District, retiring in 1974, with 36 years of working with children. During this period, Josephine has served as Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, and president of the American Legion Auxiliary, both of Plato, Mo.; president of the Business and Professional Women; Alpha Delta Kappa; Beta Sigma Phi Organization; Classroom Teachers Association; all of Waynesville, Mo. Josephine also served as local and state president of Kappa Kappa Iota, a national teacher's sorority. Josephine became a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church in Big Piney, Mo., in 1923. She also attended Palace Union Church near her farm home. She was a good, kind and lovely lady who enjoyed cooking and caring for those she loved as family and friends. She will be greatly missed by many who will remember her sweet smile, kind words and loving disposition. Her husband of 66 years, Elmer L. Helton, preceded her in death on March 12, 1995. Also preceding Josephine in death were her son, David Lee Helton; her parents, Daniel S. and Lettie B. Miller; her brothers, Dr. Clyde S. Miller, Richard W. "Dick" Miller, and Jack N. Miller; and her sisters, Daisy E. Helton and Maude O. Nickels. Josephine is survived by her daughter, Bertie Jo Helton of Springfield, Mo.; daughter-in-law, Wilma Helton of Houston, Mo.; three very special grandsons, Mark, Mike and Max Graves; six great- grandchildren, Crystal Frazer, Cactus and Alana Graves, Joseph, Joe Lee and Josey Graves; six great-great grandchildren, Destinee, Savannah, Dawson, Mailie, Nautica and Coral; a sister-inlaw, Roma Miller of San Clemente, Calif.; several nieces and nephews that she dearly loved and her husband Elmer's nieces and nephews that she loved as her own. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. May 18, in Palace Union Church near Evening Shade, Mo. Burial will be in the Palace Union Perpetual Care Cemetery. Friends may call from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at Waynesville Memorial Chapel and at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, at Palace Union Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Palace Union Perpetual Care Cemetery, c/o Loretta Helton, 16209 Wabash Ln., Plato, MO 65552. From the Springfield News-Leader, 16 May 2005 Penny S. Lambton, 57, of Midlothian, Ill., and Forsyth, Mo., entered into rest with the Lord May 13, 2005. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth; her children: Lisa and her husband, Randy Roelofsen; Kenneth, Jr., Lambton; Dennis and his wife, Allison Lambton; and Lora and her husband, Paul Shanle; her grandchildren, Thomas, Andrew, Rebecca, and Kenneth; Gabrielle, Dennis, Jr., Benjamin and Emily, and Charlie and Cortland; and her sisters, Patsy and her husband, Thomas Fabiani, and Roxie and her husband, Joel Carlson. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2005, in Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 4727 W. 103rd St., Oak Lawn, Ill. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 3 to 9 p.m. For information call (708) 636-1193. From the Springfield News-Leader, 16 May 2005 Elgie T. Rhea, 84, Ozark, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2005. Visitation if from 6 to 7 p.m. tonight in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, in the Ponce De Leon Cemetery, with Rev. Calvin Maberry officiating. From the Springfield News-Leader, 16 May 2005 Joseph Blaise Urbain, age 86, of Nixa, passed away in his home Thursday, May 12, 2005. He was born November 27, 1918, in Epworth, Iowa, the son of Maurice and Mariah (McDermott) Urbain. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. Joe was a loving, loyal, and dedicated husband, father, and friend to many. He worked hard to provide for his family and loved his children and grandchildren unconditionally. Joe was a semi-professional golfer and won the Dubuque Open in Iowa at the age of 21. He continued to golf throughout his life, and enjoyed gambling and fishing. He retired as a hospital chef. Joe was a faithful and active member of the Catholic Church throughout his life. Survivors include four children, Kathleen Nelson and husband, Craig, Nixa, Linda Chambers and husband, Greg, Roseville, Calif., Joseph Urbain and Gaylen Moore, Bois D'Arc, and Jeff Urbain, Aldrich; ten grandchildren, Donnie Rankin, Mindy Rankin, Julie Crawford , Kimberly Brown, Joshua Nelson, Matthew Chambers, Emily Chambers, Jennifer Urbain, Christine Urbain, and Curtis Moore; seven greatgrandchildren; and a sister, Gen Duccini, Dubuque, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys in 1988; a step- daughter, Carol Crawford; a great-grandson, Blaise Brown; a grandson, Brandon Moore; seven brothers and sisters; and his parents. A graveside funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, in Springfield National Cemetery, Glenstone and Seminole, with Father Thomas Reidy officiating. Military honors will be provided. Visitation is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. tonight in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Joe touched many lives and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. From the Springfield News-Leader, 17 May 2005 Gyneth Eloise Burton, 80, Hurley, passed away at 10:05 p.m. Sunday, May 15, 2005, in Christian Health Care, Nixa. She was born April 6, 1925, in Stone County, Mo., to Jack and Myrtle (Curbow) McClelland. She was united in marriage to Clinton Burton December 24, 1941. They lived and worked their dairy farm for 53 years. They were parents to two sons, Earl J. William and Danny Keith. Earl passed away as a young man. They had shared 57 years of marriage before Mr. Burton passed away Nov. 2, 1998. Her brothers, Elbert Leon and Chester Lee and a sister, Reva Aleene, also preceded her in death. Mrs. Burton was a member of the Viewpoint Fundamental Methodist Church. Some of her favorite pastimes were sewing, quilting, and spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by a son, Danny and wife, Joyce, Hurley; four grandchildren, Coy Lane, Eryn Shae, Clinton Earl, and Keith William; two sisters, Nola Merritt and Bernita Steele, both of Nixa; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2005, in Meadors Funeral Home, Clever, with Rev. Doug Minton and Rev. Larry Winfree officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Clever, Mo. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight in the funeral home. From the Springfield News-Leader, 17 May 2005 Jean Marie (Rozell) Collins, beloved wife of the late Walter L. Collins, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 14, 2005, in Chesterfield, Mo. Jean was born on February 7, 1921, in Forsyth, Mo., and resided most of her life in Springfield, Mo. Jean was a Professor in accounting at Southwest Missouri State University, and was a member of Central Christian Church. She loved to play the piano and go fishing with Walter. Loving mother of Keith and daughter-in-law, Angela. Dearest grandmother of Ryan, Jamie, Jennifer, Josh, and Jimmy. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, in Greenlawn Funeral Home South, 441 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807. A graveside service and interment will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please consider the Alzheimer's Foundation. From the Springfield News-Leader, 17 May 2005 Jimmie Lee Jackson was taken from this earth on Saturday, May 14, 2005, doing what he enjoyed, riding the motorcycle with Trish and dog, "KayLee", on his way to play music. He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Jackson; and a brother, Terry. He was employed by Craftline Cabinets in Ozark, Mo. Since 1958, he played the guitar and was currently a member of the "Shades of Country Band". He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Douglas and Wendy Jackson, of Nixa, Mo., and David and Annette Jackson, of Butler, Mo.; a daughter and son-in-law, Denita and Michael Miller, of Nixa, Mo.; five grandchildren: Doug Jackson, and wife, Cheri; Ashley Sutcliffe; Amanda Jackson; Daniel Guier; and Jordan Jackson; a great-grandson, Hunter Jackson, who he was anxiously awaiting his arrival in June; his mother, Doris Jackson, of Nixa, Mo.; a brother, Larry Jackson, and wife, Connie, of Springfield, Mo.; two nieces, Christina Holton and husband, Larry, and Stacy Jackson and Kelly; other special people in his life, Jane, Kimberly , Kevin and Michael Vest, Rebeka, Dantley and Rylie, the children and grandchildren of his significant other and best friend, Patricia Watson; as well as a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 18, 2005, in Holman-Howe Funeral Home, Seymour. Graveside services and burial will be 1 p.m., Thursday, May 19, 2005, in Green Mound Cemetery, in Harwood, Mo. Joint visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the funeral home. A memorial has been established for the American Diabetes Association, and contributions may be made through Holman-Howe Funeral Home, P.O. Box 366, Seymour, MO 65746. From the Springfield News-Leader, 17 May 2005 Patricia Kay Watson, 60, Fordland, departed this life Saturday, May 14, 2005, from injuries received in a motorcycle accident, near Urbana, Mo. The accident also took the life of her best friend and significant other, Jimmie Lee Jackson, of Fordland. The daughter of Jack and Mary Ellen Spencer Adams, Patricia was born May 31, 1944, in Madison, Wisc. On February 14, 1982, she was united in marriage to Arlie Edward Watson, who preceded her in death on August 4, 2000. She also was preceded in death by her parents; a stepson, Arlie Watson, Jr.; and a step-daughter, Charlene Ege. Patricia is survived by her children, Cynthia Jane Vest, Springfield, Kimberly Kay Vest, Keller, Texas, Kevin Dale Vest and his wife, Debbie, Watauga, Texas, and James Michael Vest, Springfield; three grandchildren, Rebeka, Dantley, and Rylie Vest; her step- children, Jeannie Stockstill and her husband, Jim, Sandy Cline, and Wayne Watson, all of Springfield, and Katie Rutz and her husband, Walt, North Richland Hills, Texas; a step-son- in-law, Fred Ege, Springfield; nine step-grandchildren, Allan, Jim, Jr., Steve, Richie, Crystal, Beth, Taylor, Amber, and Heather; two brothers, Bob Triplett and his wife, Karen, Simi Valley, Calif., and Bill Triplett, Colorado Springs, Colo.; one niece; four nephews; two brothers- in-law, Seighfried Watson, Fordland, and Gene Watson and his wife, Alberta, of Alabama; two sisters-in-law, Geraldine Geren, and DeLois Lam and her husband, Bob, all of Oklahoma; a number of step-nieces and step-nephews; other special people in her life, Douglas and Wendy Jackson, David and Annette Jackson, Denita and Michael Miller, Doug and Cheri Jackson, Ashley Sutcliffe, Amanda Jackson, Daniel Guier and Jordan Jackson, the children and grandchildren of her significant other and best friend, Jimmie Lee Jackson; as well as many other relatives, and a host of friends. She was raised in the Long Lane, Mo., area and attended Cheek School and the Long Lane School during her early elementary years. The family then moved to Blue Springs, Mo., for a few years before making their home in the Long Lane area, where Patricia graduated from Buffalo High School. She lived most of her adult years in the Fordland area and was a devoted homemaker and loving mother to her family. She was appointed by the Governor of Missouri to be the contract fee agent for the Missouri Department of Revenue in the Webster County Division of Motor Vehicle Registration for 12 years. She served her community in various ways and was very active in the Webster County Democratic Party and ran for the office of Democratic State Representative in 2002. Patricia made her profession of faith in Christ early in her life and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fordland. She took particular pride in her farm and especially caring for her dog, "KayLee", that was also killed in the accident. She liked collecting antiques, and particularly "Aladdin Lamps". Her favorite saying was, "Don't forget to light up your life with an Aladdin Lamp." She enjoyed working in her yard, landscaping, and bird-watching, especially hummingbirds and martins. Patricia was a devoted and loving mother, "Grammy", 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. Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2005, in the Holman- Howe Funeral Home of Seymour, with Rev. Greg Shackleford officiating. Burial will be in the Seymour Masonic Cemetery. Joint visitation is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. this evening in the funeral home. A memorial to the Patricia K. Watson Education Fund for her grandchildren has been established and contributions may be made through Holman-Howe Funeral Home, P.O. Box 366, Seymour, MO 65746. From the Springfield News-Leader, 17 May 2005 Glenn Jackson Lyon, age 92, passed away in the Christian Health Center West in Springfield, on Sunday, May 15, 2005. Glenn was born April 16, 1913, in Dunnegan, Mo. He was the eldest of 10 children born to James William and Gertie (Hopper) Lyon. He was united in marriage to Lela Anderson of Humansville on August 10, 1935, in Osceola, Mo. Glenn grew up and lived most of his life in and around Flemington, Fair Play, and Bolivar. He was a carpenter and cabinet maker. He moved to Springfield in July of 1989. He was a member of the Fair Play and Humansville Masonic Lodge for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 57 years, Lela (Anderson) Lyon; four brothers, Wren, Charles, George, and Cecil; and two sisters, Geneva Hackett and Jewell Simons. He is survived by two sisters, Betty Bowles of Port Orchard, Wash., and Willa Pace of Camarillo, Calif.; one brother, J.B. Lyon of Calistoga, Calif.; many loving nieces and nephews; and dear friends, J.R. and Sue Crumley. Graveside services for Mr. Glenn J. Lyon will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2005, in Humansville Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday in Pitts Chapel in Bolivar. In lieu of plants and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Foundation. Arrangements are under the direction of Pitts Chapel. From the Springfield News-Leader, 17 May 2005 Ida Marie Manuel, 90, born Jan. 7, 1915, in Chillocothe, Mo., went to her heavenly home on May 15, 2005. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter "Jack"; her parents, Frank and Eva Kerns; four brothers; and two sisters. She was an avid Cardinals fan, and never missed a ball game. She was able to fulfill her dream of going to her first live Cardinals game this year. She will be truly missed by all who knew her, for her wonderful sense of humor and her love for everyone she came in contact with. She loved the Lord with all her heart and was looking forward to a big reunion with everyone who had gone on before her in Heaven. She is survived by three daughters, Letha Colleen Burnett of Springfield, Peggy Louise Newton of Marrionville, and Katie Alice Weaver "Tootie" of Cotter, Ark.; 10 grandchildren; 23 great- grandchildren; and 23 great-great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2005, in Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight in the funeral home. From the Springfield News-Leader, 17 May 2005 Pam Martin, age 58, Springfield, Mo., died Saturday morning in her home after a brief illness. Pam was preceded in death by her son, Butch Marshall, and her father, Jacob Reisbig. She is survived by her family and friends, including her husband, Gary Martin of Springfield; her mother, Keota Reisbig; two brothers, George and Randy Reisbig; her son, Jay Marshall; daughters, Lynn West, Lori Price, and Samantha Weaver; her step-sons, Bryan and Chris Martin; and one stepdaughter, Kari Ann. Her heart and her inspiration were always her grandchildren, Amanda, Amber, Jacob, John, Martina, Skyla, DJ, Makenzie, Ryan, Crystal, Dakota, Madeline, Bailey, Justin, and Zach; and one great- grandson, her very special little buddy, Hayden. There are many other friends that she loved and considered as family in her heart. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends, she touched many lives and inspired us all. Funeral services will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, in Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight in the funeral home. From the Springfield News-Leader, 17 May 2005 Jon Jaye "JJ" Medlock III, 24, Niangua, passed away at 1:54 a.m. Sunday, May 15, 2005, in the Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at 2 p.m. in the Fraker Funeral Home, Marshfield. Burial will follow in the Good Spring Cemetery, Niangua. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight in the Faith Southern Baptist Church located on A highway in Marshfield. From the Springfield News-Leader, 17 May 2005 James Carl Meyer, 60, of Aurora, died Sunday in his home. No services are planned. Arrangements are under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home. From the Springfield News-Leader, 17 May 2005 Sybil Lucille Race, 83, of Willard, passed away in her home Sunday afternoon, May 15, 2005, following an extended illness. Sybil was born in Rayville, Mo., and was a lifelong resident of the Willard area. She was a homemaker and a member of the Willard Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church, and formerly held membership in the Willard Order of Eastern Star. Sybil and Jack Race were united in marriage on March 31, 1956, and to this union three children were born. Together they were privileged to share 49 years. She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Rebecca "Becky" Sue Race, on Jan. 6, 2000. She is survived by her husband, Jack, of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Steve and JoAnn Race of Kansas City, Mo.; one daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Mark Paschall of Springfield; five grandchildren, Shawn Hamby, Tom Race, Stephanie Race, Kristina Race, and Kayla Presley; three half-brothers, James Gibson of Kansas City, Mo., Lloyd Mayabb, and Bill Mayabb, both of Springfield; and two half- sisters, Vivian Bozarth of Rayville, Mo., and Wilma Wood of Rayville, Mo. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at 10:30 a.m. in Wesley Cemetery, Willard, with Rev. M. Lorraine Dill officiating. Interment following, under the direction of Wilson-Brim- Daniel Funeral Home, Ash Grove, Mo. Friends may call after 4:30 p.m. today in the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be give in her memory to St. John's Hospice of Springfield. From the Springfield News-Leader, 17 May 2005 Paul Dale White, 80, of Walnut Grove, passed away Sunday afternoon, May 15, 2005, in the Ash Grove Health Care Center surrounded by his loving family, following an extended illness. Paul was born in Dade County and was a lifelong resident of the Walnut Grove area. He was a police officer for 25 years, serving with the Greene County Sheriff Dept. and retired as Walnut Grove Chief of Police. He was a charter member of the Valley View Baptist Church, and was a Navy veteran of World War II. Paul, with his wife, Juanita, enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping, and spending time with their friends, Eldon and Nada Gannaway. Paul and Juanita Stepp were united in marriage on August 5, 1943. To this union, three children were born. Together they were privileged to share over 61 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Charles, James, and Harold White; and one sister, Ruth Vance. He is survived by his wife, Juanita, of the home; one son, Danny and wife, Candie White, of Walnut Grove; two daughters, Delena Moore of Republic, Mo., and Paula and husband, Chris Bernet, of Walnut Grove, Mo; five grandchildren, Christie Gilbert, Cheri Northup, Shanon Hughes, Evan Todd, and Elle Bernet; and anxiously anticipating the arrival of his first great-grandchild. Services will be on Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at 2 p.m. in Wilson- Brim-Daniel Chapel, Walnut Grove, with Rev. Frank Childers and B.D. Dwiggins officiating. Interment following in Greene Lawn Cemetery, Walnut Grove, with Military Rites under the auspices of the Missouri Military Honors Bravo Team of Springfield. Friends may call after 4:30 p.m. today in the Walnut Grove Chapel where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. From the Springfield News-Leader, 19 May 2005 Beeda A. Adams-Miller, 95, Springfield, passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2005, in Christian Health Care West. She was born on September 25, 1909, to the late James Marion and Phoeba Elizabeth (Strong) Hensley in Zanoni, Mo. Celebration of Life services will be held on Friday, May 20, 2005, at 2 p.m. in Thieme-Shadel-Hicks Funeral Service at White Chapel with burial to follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight in the funeral home. From the Springfield News-Leader, 19 May 2005 Rada Grace (Marsh) Bishop, of Springfield, Mo., formerly of Lockwood, Mo., departed this life on Wednesday, May 18, 2005, in Springfield Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. She was born on July 12, 1920, in South Greenfield, Mo., to the late Clint and Ruth (Eaton) Marsh. Rada was united in marriage to Leslie Floyd Bishop on July 3, 1941, in Lockwood, Mo. Rada graduated from Lockwood High School and attended two years at Southwest Baptist University. She was a longtime member of the Lockwood First Baptist Church and upon retirement, transferred her membership to Kimberling City First Baptist Church. Rada was a wonderful homemaker, mother, and grandmother. Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Leslie Floyd Bishop, on May 1, 1991; and her daughter, Barbara Ellen Buffington, on July 24, 2002. Survivors include her son, Steve M. Bishop and his wife, Kenna, of Lockwood, Mo.; two daughters, Georgia Ann (Bishop) McKean and her husband, Gary, of Springfield, Mo., and Marsha E. Carlson and her husband, Warren, of Springfield, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; and 21 great- grand-children. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 20, 2005, in Lockwood Cemetery with Rev. Noland Carrier officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight, in the funeral chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Kimberling City or to the Alzheimer's Association. Services are under the care of Lockwood Funeral Chapel. From the Springfield News-Leader, 19 May 2005 Leo Franklin Burrell, died on Monday, May 16, leaving a legacy of honesty and faithful service to others. Born Oct. 5, 1928, in Conway, Mo., Leo served in the Korean War as a military police officer of the U.S. Army. Leo served the public faithfully as a manager of Meek's Lumber for 45 years. Leo achieved a Business Administration degree from Drury College and was an avid basketball fan. Leo was a faithful member of Faith Lutheran Church, a member of the Springfield North Gideon Camp, and loved to share with others how the Lord blessed his life. Leo was the beloved husband of 54 years to Emma (Davis) Burrell; dear father of Stephen F. Burrell of Springfield, Mo., and Lori D. Scott of Alton, Mo.; and dear grandfather of Ryan C Burrell and Sara M. Burrell of Springfield, and Christa D. Scott and Craig L. Scott of Alton, Mo. Family night will be held Friday, May 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Faith Lutheran Church. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 21, in the church located at 1517 E. Valley Water Mill Road, Springfield, Mo. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the "Plant a Tree" project through Ozark Greenways, P.O. Box 50733, Springfield, MO 65805, or to supply Gideon bibles through Springfield North Gideon Camp, P.O. Box 282, Springfield, MO 65801 marked in memory of Leo Burrell. From the Springfield News-Leader, 19 May 2005 Dorothey L. Butcher, 76, Springfield, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2005, in Cox South Hospital. She was born on February 5, 1929, to the late Edward and Lottie Mabel (Ream) Miller in Springfield. Dorothey was a member of Eastern Star Chapter 228, The Social Order of the Beauceant and the White Shrine. She volunteered for the Springfield Public School District for over 30 years. Dorothey enjoyed playing on her computer, crocheting, and most of all, bingo. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William Lee Butcher; and daughter, Janetta Kime. Survivors include children, Jeanne Neal of Springfield, Marie Archie and husband, Scott, and Cindy Nimmo and husband, Leon, all of Elkland; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Edward L. Miller and wife, Mary, of Springfield, and Robert "Bob" Miller and wife, Donna, of Battlefield; and one sister, Genevieve Earnhardt of Nixa. Graveside memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2005, at 10 a.m., under the care of ThiemeShdael-Hicks Funeral Service at Rivermonte in Brookline Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, May 20, 2005, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home. From the Springfield News-Leader, 19 May 2005 Lucille Jackson Fyan, 94, Marshfield, passed away on May 17, 2005, having completed a life dedicated to her family, her music, her church, and her community. Lucille was united in marriage to Robert Wallis Fyan on November 26, 1931. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe Jackson and Hester Hartley Jackson; her husband; her son, Robert Wallis Fyan, Jr.; her infant daughter, Margaret Jackson Fyan; and her brothers, Robert, Joe and Julien Jackson. Surviving are Lucille's daughters and their husbands, Jane Fyan Henson and William Thomas Henson, and Martha Fyan Foglesong and John L. Foglesong, all of Marshfield; her grandson, Mark Fyan Foglesong, Kansas City, Mo.; her daughterin-law, Betty Lee Fyan, Oregon; her step- grandchildren, Allison Howard and Andrew Reed; her sister-in-law, Dorothy Jackson, Marshfield; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. A memorial service, under the direction of Fraker Funeral Home, will be celebrated in the Marshfield United Methodist Church on Monday, May 23, 2005, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Lynn Dyke officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time in the church. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Marshfield United Methodist Church or the Webster County Library. From the Springfield News-Leader, 19 May 2005 Bill J. Hoppers was born to Mayme (Russell) and William H. Hoppers on the family farm near Urbana, Mo., on March 1, 1931. He graduated from Urbana High School before receiving a bachelors degree from SMS, a masters degree from the University of Missouri, and a specialist degree from CMSU. He taught business for one year at Cross Timbers before entering the Army in 1952, and serving 18 months in Germany. Afterward, he taught in Wheatland, and then began his career in school administration in Climax Springs before spending the next 21 years as superintendent in Humansville. He was a member of the Humansville United Methodist Church, as well as numerous educational organizations, the OES, and Hogles Creek Lodge. He married Charlotte Burger of Weaubleau on June 22, 1952. They had two daughters, Charla Kay and husband, Steve Lear, of rural Weaubleau and Marsha Dian Keller of Springfield. He is survived by his wife of nearly 53 years; his daughters and son-in-law; and three grandchildren, Jarett Lear of Ft. Riley, Kan., and Kris Keller and Tara Keller of Springfield; his mother-in-law, Doris Burger of Weaubleau; a sister-in-law, June Hoppers of Fair Grove, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Mausoline Hurley; and his brother, Russell. Visitation is in the Humansville United Methodist Church from 6:30 to 8 p.m. tonight. A memorial celebration of his life will be held Friday, May 20, 2005, at 2 p.m. in Humansville United Methodist Church. Memories of Bill may be shared at that time. The family would like to thank the staff at the Veterans' Home in Mt. Vernon for the eight years of kind and compassionate care they gave our loved one. For those desiring, memorials may be made to the Bill Hoppers' Memorial Scholarship fund or the Humansville UMC in care of Murray Funeral Home, P.O. Box 93, Humansville, MO 65674. From the Springfield News-Leader, 19 May 2005 Beverly Kay O'Donnal Jarvis, 65, of Mesa, Ariz., passed away on Monday, May 16, 2005. Beverly was born on March 18, 1940 in Tucson, Ariz., to Melvin C. and Leah Skousen O'Donnal. Beverly, the third of four children, was the last remaining child to pass on. Having survived her remaining siblings, Melva Lee Brown, Sarah Ann Reader, and Melvin C., Jr. Beverly, having gone through a tremendous amount of physical pain throughout the past 35 years, was a person who was always upbeat and had the love of Christ with her always. Her love of music and her family were her greatest joys. She has the opportunity to now be with her deceased husband, Burl and her two sons, Jeffrey Lynn and Bradley Burl, who are also deceased. Beverly is survived by her son, Troy Alan and daughter, Julie, both from Arizona, and her five grandchildren: Katie, Cameron, Chase, Brinley and Parker. Viewing services will be held in Meldrum Mortuary at 52 N. Macdonald, Mesa, on Wednesday, May 18, 2005, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel located at 1550 N. Val Vista Drive, Mesa, on Thursday, May 19, 2005, with visitation starting at 9 a.m. and services following at 10 a.m. Interment will be held in the Mesa City Cemetery immediately following the funeral services. From the Springfield News-Leader, 19 May 2005 Gary "Buck" Johnson, 61, of Urbana, Mo., passed away Friday, May 13, 2005. He was born November 15, 1943, in Santa Suzana, Calif., to Hobert Oral and Iva Mae Johnson. Before he retired, he was a truck driver. Buck was a kind, compassionate person who never met a stranger. He was preceded in death by both of his parents; a son, Glen Wayne Johnson; a brother, Lon Johnson; a sister, Billie Coombs; a sister, Veda Phillips; and a brother, Glen Nelson Johnson. He is survived by his loving wife, Tina (Harrison) Johnson of Urbana, Mo.; his son, Jimmie Dale Johnson of New Caney, Texas; a brother, Charles Johnson of Sacramento, Calif.; a sister, Norma Randolf of Mt. Vernon, Mo.; and eight grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia Society of America, 6811 W. 63rd St., Suite 202, Clover Leaf Bldg. #1, Shawnee Mission, KS 65202, or the Rural First Responders of Urbana. From the Springfield News-Leader, 19 May 2005 Nelson T. Lambeth, 86, Springfield, Mo., passed away May 17, 2005, in St. John's Health Systems, Springfield, Mo. He was a retired rural mail carrier. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2005, in Weng Funeral Chapel, Jasper, Mo. Burial will be in Fasken Cemetery, southeast of Jasper, Mo. Visitation will be from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Friday, in the funeral chapel. Arrangements are with Weng Funeral Chapel, Jasper, Mo. From the Springfield News-Leader, 19 May 2005 Ralph W. Lathem, 53, of Strafford died May 17, 2005. Ralph spent many years as a truck driver before becoming disabled. Ralph was preceded in death by his two sons, Joseph and Matthew. He is survived by his wife, Linda; his daughter, Leslie Lindenbusch and her husband, Tim; his parents, Robert and Delores Lathem; sister, Patty Armstrong and her husband, Mike; brother, Steve Lathem and his wife, Mary; and three grandchildren, Alex, Kylee, and Tanner. Funeral services will be Friday, May 20, at 11 a.m. in Klingner- Cope Family Funeral Home Chapel with a visitation beginning at 10 a.m. Memorials may be made to the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 1646, Nixa, MO 65714. From the Springfield News-Leader, 19 May 2005 Loretta J. (Kempton) Sexton, 68, Springfield, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2005, in Springfield after a two year illness. She was born on January 1, 1937, in Baxter Springs, Kan. Her husband, Paul L. Sexton, preceded her in death in 1990. She is survived by her son, Danny R. Sexton; daughters, Brenda and husband, Ron Jackson, Donna Sexton and significant other, Donna Stacye, all of Springfield; brother, Larry Kempton of Arlington, Texas; half- sister, Clara Mae Cash of Douglass, Kan.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, May 21, at 10 a.m. in the Carl Junction Cemetery with Rev. Bob Easton officiating. Friends may call anytime Friday between 12 noon and 7 p.m., where the family will be present from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Simpson Funeral Home of Carl Junction. Services are under the personal care and direction of Simpson Funeral Home of Carl Junction. E-mail Sympathies to simpsonfh@cableone.net. From the Springfield News-Leader, 19 May 2005 Dr. Richard "Dick" Wilkinson passed away in the early morning of May 16, 2005. Nearly 95, Dick was born June 30, 1910, in Youngstown, Ohio, at home, the son of Rufus Herbert Wilkinson, Jr., and Mary Esther Walton Wilkinson. As a child the family moved to Warren, Ohio. Dick is survived by Virginia Hogg Wilkinson, his wife of 65 years; son, John Wilkinson and daughter-in-law, Terry, of Sandy, Utah; and brother, David Wilkinson of Washington, D.C. Dick Wilkinson was a kind man whose vigorous and keen intellect was graciously shared with those around him throughout all of his years. To his last days, he took great pleasure in the exchange of ideas, the discussion of the latest findings from a psychological journal, or simply calling attention to something he just read in the local paper. He truly was a gentleman and a scholar. He graduated from high school in 1928, received a B.A. from Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., in 1931, a member of Phi Delta Theta and Omicron Delta Kappa honor society. He also received the Algernon Sidney Sullivan Award. His Ph.D. degree was awarded by The Ohio State University, Columbus, on August 1, 1939. Following graduation, Dick served during World War II in the U.S. Navy; initially as an electrician's mate, then Chief Petty Officer, ending his three years Naval duty with the rank of Lieutenant. He was distinguished as Professor Emeritus of Southwest Missouri State University, where before retiring in 1976, he had taught for 37 years. A pioneer in the field of psychology, he organized that university's first psychology program and major in the 1940's. Dick was the first psychologist in the entire southwest Missouri area, and in 1949, helped organize the Missouri Psychological Associating for which he served as President in 1949. In addition to the thousands of young lives for which he provided a positive influence, he did much to meet the needs of others through his profession. He was a founding board member for Greene County Mental Health Associating, for Greene County Guidance Clinic, and for Burrell Behavioral Health. In 2002, Dr. Wilkinson was inducted into SMSU's Wall of Fame. Along with his wife, Virginia, Dick was a longtime member of Christ Episcopal Church. His involvement in his religion and his profession led to a long term interest in the interface of psychology, religion, and counseling and he taught, among his many other courses, "Psychological Issues in Religion." He was a longtime member of Kiwanis, University Club, MidAmerica Singers, a former vestryman, and church choir member. Graveside services in Hazelwood Cemetery, under the direction of Gorman Scharpf, will be held Saturday, May 21, 2005, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Psychology Scholarship Fund of Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, Mo., for the Richard and Virginia Wilkinson Psychology Scholarship/Award Fund, Christ Episcopal Church, or Community Foundation of the Ozarks. The world in a better place for Dick having been with us all these years. From the Springfield News-Leader, 18 May 2005 Nathan D. Dinwiddie, 28, Conway, Mo., passed away May 15, 2005, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident near Conway, Mo. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 19, 2005, in Eureka Methodist Church, Rader, Mo., with Rev. Terry Martin officiating, and are under the direction of Day Funeral Home, Marshfield, Mo. Burial will be in Eureka Cemetery. Visitation is from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the funeral home to help with the expenses. From the Springfield News-Leader, 18 May 2005 Janis L. Edge, 61, Springfield, died at home Sunday, May 15, 2005. Born July 31, 1943, in Searcy, Ark., to George and Glenore Matheney; her father survives her. On Oct. 15, 1965, in Springfield, she married Gary L. Edge, who preceded her in death. They had four children, George Edge, Sarah Smith, Rebecca Edge-Kirk, and David Edge; and four grandchildren, Christopher, Kayla, Trejon, and Joshua, all surviving. One sister, Carol Austin and husband, Kenneth, also survive. Family night will be Thursday, May 19, 2005, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Greenlawn Funeral Home South. Graveside services will be Friday, May 20, 2005, at 2:30 p.m. in Belleview Cemetery. From the Springfield News-Leader, 18 May 2005 Ersa Mae Gossett, 81, Clinton, passed away Monday, May 16, 2005, in her home. She was born on June 7, 1923, in Springfield, Mo., the daughter of the late Walter and Edna (Louzader) Garrison. She was united in marriage to the late Frank F. Gossett. She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Jack Jennings, who lost his life in World War II; two brothers, Walter Garrison and Pete Louzader; and her namesake, Ersa Booker. She is survived by her children: Arnolda Matthews; Jane Lawson; Connie Vaughn and husband, Marvin; Len Smallwood; Charles Smallwood and wife, Gloria; Cindy Curtis and husband, Ron; Daniel Gossett and wife, Leilani; and Ruth Rogers and Johnny Bench, Jr.,; 26 grandchildren; numerous greatgrandchildren; sister-in-law, Mona Garrison; and numerous other family and friends who will mourn her passing. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, May 20, 2005, at 10 a.m. in The Church of the Nazarene. Interment will be in the Englewood Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 19, 2005, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Consalus Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nazarene World Missions, c/o Consalus Funeral Home. From the Springfield News-Leader, 18 May 2005 Lewis Walter Hobson, 76, Columbia, passed away in the Boone Hospital Center, Columbia. Services, under the direction of Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home, Miller, will be a t1 p.m. Saturday, May 21. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, in the funeral home. From the Springfield News-Leader, 18 May 2005 James Curtis Howell, age 74, of Ozark, passed away suddenly, Monday, May 16, 2005. He was born July 28, 1930, in Ramseytown, N.C., the youngest of nine children born to James and Hezzie (McCurry) Howell. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. On August 4, 1962, he and Virginia Miller were united in marriage. Mr. Howell retired as a graphic artist and sign painter. He enjoyed gardening, being outdoors, and blue grass music. He attended Ozark Christian Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Ralph, Bayard, Foltsome, and John Howell, and a sister, Naomi Bryant. Survivors include his wife, Virginia; two daughters and their husbands, Maria and Blake Smith, San Diego, Calif., and Rhonda and Michael Counts, Springfield; two granddaughters, Taylor and Lauren Smith; three sisters, Agnes Peterson, Burnsville, N.C., Ruetta Bryant, Erwin, Tenn., and Ruth Adkins, Green Mountain, N.C.; a multitude of nieces and nephews; other relatives; and friends. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 20, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. David Massey-Brown officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Missouri Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, in the funeral home. From the Springfield News-Leader, 18 May 2005 Robert Edward Lee passed away on May 11, 2005, from respiratory failure. He was born in Peach Creek, W.Va., on February 20, 1927, and was the descendant of a rich heritage of Virginia Lees that made their mark in U.S. history. Bob retired from the U.S. Army and served in World War II and the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Theresa M. Lee, of La Luz, N.M.; his daughters, Linda Vlasta Lee of Illinois and Sharon Kay (Lee) Nathan of Lake Villa, Ill.; and his son, Terry Robert Lee of Boise, ID. He is also survived by his step-daughters, Carol Biederman, Debbie Vatani, Melissa Taylor, and Susan Hughes; 15 grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren. Bob was a hero; not only for his achievements, but for the overwhelming positive influence he had on so many peoples' lives. He was 78 years young and dearly loved. We will all miss his energy and his tremendous outlook on life. From the Springfield News-Leader, 18 May 2005 Barbara Jean Myers, age 66, of Springfield, passed away at 5:31 p.m. Sunday, May 15, 2005, in St. John's Hospital. She was a housewife who loved fishing, quilting, cooking, and working in her flower gardens. She was a member of the Strafford Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles W. Powell; mother, Beulah Powell; and sister, Geneva Davis. She is survived by her husband, Darrell; sons, Charles, Darren and wife, Susan, and Michael; brother, Morris Powell and wife, Betty; sister, Wanda Doran and husband, Dexter; grandsons, Kyle and Ryan Myers; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 19, 2005, in Greenlawn Funeral Home North with Rev. Bill Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight in the funeral home. From the Springfield News-Leader, 18 May 2005 Mary Frances (Saye) Simmons Mary passed away May 16, 2005, at Christian Health Care West, she was 82. She was born on December 12, 1922, in Wichita, Kansas, the only child of Frank and Edith (Stout) Saye. Mary was part of the Saye Family, part of the extended British Royal Family; and the Stout's, a noted real estate family in the Mid-west. Mary was related to the Boone family Nathan (near Ash Grove, Missouri) Boone and his famous father Daniel. Her family moved many times following Frank's work living in Coffeyville, Kansas, in 1926; Marion, Kansas, 192728; The family moved to California in 1928, later the family moved to Louisiana, later to Texas, Washington, and Oklahoma and back to Udall, Kansas, where Mary graduated High School in 1940. Mary attended Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas, earning a 60 hour teaching certificate. Her first year teaching was at Red Bud rural school near Udall. During World War II, she worked at Boeing Aircraft. After the War, Mary moved to Missouri to continue teaching at Bradleyville. She met her future husband, Gerald W. Simmons (both teachers), and married in 1953. Both would teach in the winter months, and run Edge Water Beach Resort, south of Forsyth, Missouri, during the "season". Mary and Gerald, who preceded her in death in 1994, moved to San Francisco in 1954, trying other jobs. Mary worked for Paramount Studios in Los Angeles for a while. The call of the Ozarks and family saw the return of the couple back to Forsyth and teaching. During this time Mary finished her undergraduate degree at Drury College, and later earned a Master's at the University of Kansas. Mary and Gerald moved to Iowa during the early 1960's Gerald teaching sociology at William Penn College and Mary teaching Special Education at Eddyville, Iowa. Both continued in Iowa until retirement in 1986, moving back to Forsyth. Mary taught for over 44 years. Mary was an avid artist painting, drawing, and needlework. She is survived by: Ruth Gillock, Faye Stevens, Ardell Gimple, Frank Graig, John and Violet Hardin, many friends and former students. Funeral graveside services are at Rocky Comfort, Missouri, (extreme northeast McDonald County, Missouri) under the direction of Whelchel Funeral Chapels of Forsyth at 2 p.m. Thursday, 19 May, 2005. A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday evening between 6 and 8 p.m. Contributions can be made to a charity of your choice or the Alzheimer Association. From the Springfield News-Leader, 18 May 2005 Mary Elizabeth Atkisson Sterne, of Cary, N.C., also known to family members as "Mikado", died Monday, May 16, 2005, in WakeMed Cary Hospital, N.C. Mrs. Sterne was born November 11, 1913, in Jacksonville, Fla., to the late Bennington Deltombe Atkisson and Viola Magenta Logan Atkisson. After the death of her father when she was 10 years old, her family moved to St. Louis, Mo., where she graduated from Webster Groves High School in 1932. She knew from an early age that she wanted to be an art teacher and graduated from Washington University in 1936, earning a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in art. Mrs. Sterne's first teaching position was in the Cuba, Mo., public school system where she met her husband, the late Lucas Frederick Sterne. They were married November 25, 1936. She went on to graduate from Central Missouri State College in 1962, with a Master's degree in Art Education. She taught extension art classes for this college for several years before becoming the art supervisor for the Warrensburg, Mo., public school system, a position she held for 18 years before retiring to the Ozark mountains, first in Kimberling City, Mo., and then in Springfield, Mo. After the death of her husband in 1998, Mrs. Sterne moved to the Glenaire Retirement Community in Cary, N.C., to be closer to her oldest daughter. Mrs. Sterne was a gifted artist with abilities in several media especially watercolor, oil, acrylic painting, and wood sculpturing. She exhibited in a number of shows. For her, art was a personal expression of talent, but also a bond with her children and grandchildren. She spent countless afternoons with endless patience and love working on cardboard castles and play costumes. Mrs. Sterne was known for her gentle and kind ways, encouragement and regard for others. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her. She was a true lady in heart, manner and dignity. Mrs. Sterne was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a brother, Logan Bennington Atkisson; and a sister, Viola Palle Bott. She is survived by her three children, Mary Elizabeth O'Connor of Raleigh, N.C., Catherine Ann Grim of Olympia, Wash., and Robert Bennington Sterne of Circleville, Ohio; five grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth O'Connor Loy of Apex, N.C., Catherine Marie O'Connor Campbell of Cary, N.C.,David Andrew Grim of Seattle, Wash., Bryan Thomas Valiant of Tumwater, Wash., and Anne Elizabeth Sterne Holloway of Pickerington, Ohio; and six great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 20 at 1:30 p.m. at Glenaire. Arrangements by National Cremation Service, Raleigh, N.C. From the Springfield News-Leader, 18 May 2005 Megan Michele Stone, age 20, of Nixa, presently living in Orlando, Fla., passed away Sunday, May 15, 2005, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born December 17, 1984, the daughter of Terry and Michele (Cobler) Stone. Megan graduated from Nixa High School in 2003. Megan was outgoing and never knew a stranger. She enjoyed participating in several sports. She was presently attending Seminole Community College in Sanford, Fla., where she was a manager for the softball team. She loved her brothers, and all her family. She will be missed by her family and many friends. Survivors include her parents, Terry and Michele; three brothers, Mike Stone and wife, Julie, Highlandville, Marty Stone and wife, Ann Marie, Orlando, Fla., and Matthew Stone, Nixa; grandparents, Delmer and Ava Jean Stone, New Sharon, Iowa and Floretta Cobler, Newton, Iowa; nephews and nieces, Trenton and Nic Stone, Karmyn Peters, and Ethan and Emma Stone; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 19, in the Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 20, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Burial will follow in McConnell-Bledsoe Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Megan Stone Softball Scholarship Fund at Empire Bank, P.O. Box 363, Nixa, MO 65714. From the Springfield News-Leader, 18 May 2005 Connie Williams, 63, Springfield, died Monday, May 16, 2005, in St. John's Regional Health Center. She was born July 22, 1941, in Pawhuska, Okla., the daughter of Kirk and Ida Roberts Grace. She married Raymond Williams on October 6, 1959, in Avant, Okla. She spent her adult life living in Tulsa, Okla., Sarcoxie, Mo., and Cabool, Mo., before moving to Springfield in September of 2003. Survivors include her husband, Ray; three daughters, Diane Bird, Cabool, Vickie Patton and husband, Ivan, Fordland, and Laura Lawson and husband, Tad, Springfield; and two sons, Harley Williams and wife, Erin, and Nathan Williams, all of Springfield. Also surviving are seven grandchildren; one brother, Delbert Grace, Tulsa, Okla.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 19, 2005, in Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel, with the Reverend Bill Sharples and Pastor Gary Mitchener officiating. Burial will follow in Clear Creek Cemetery. Visitation is from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight in the funeral home. From the Springfield Leader & Press, 11 March 1983 Helen E. Manahan, 70, Springfield, died at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday at Cox Medical Center after a short illness. A 55-year resident of Springfield, Mrs. Manahan was a member of High Street Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Sandra Clough, Springfield; four brothers, Fred Reid, Joplin, Bill Reid, state of California, Joe and Howard Reid, both of Springfield; and two grandchildren. Ralph Thieme will announce arrangements. From the Springfield Leader & Press, 11 March 1983 William Maddox Services for William A. Maddox, 77, Camdenton, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Allee-Reed Funeral Chapel here with the Rev. David Linkbrink officiating. Burial will be in Macks Creek Cemetery. Mr. Maddox died Wednesday at his home after a long illness. Mr. Maddox was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Iraan, Texas, and belonged to Foundation Fellowship Church in Camdenton. He was a road construction worker and farmer. Survivors include his wife, Ruth, five stepsons, Brandt Houser, Imperial, Richard Houser, Blanco, Texas, Walter Dickerson, Casagranda, Ariz., Terry Lewis, Buckhorn, and David Lewis, Wentzville; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Diane Weaver, Florissant, and Miss Bobby Lewis, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and 22 step-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Foundation Fellowship Church. From the Springfield Leader & Press, 11 March 1983 Marcella Scott Services for Marcella June Scott, 49, Lamar, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Lohmeyer-Konantz Chapel with the Rev. Norman Heiskell officiating. Burial will be in Collins Cemetery north of Lockwood. Mrs. Scott died at 1 p.m. Monday in Los Angeles after a short illness. From the Springfield Leader & Press, 11 March 1983 Warren Johnson Memorial services for Warren E. Johnson, 61, Shell Knob, will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses with Joe Bowling officiating. The body was cremated under direction of Shell Knob Mortuary. Mr. Johnson died at 3 a.m. Wednesday at his home after a long illness. From the Springfield Leader & Press, 11 March 1983 Lillie Carrick Services for Lillie E. Carrick, 93, Seymour, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bergman-Miller Funeral Chapel here with the Rev. Wilbur Cravens officiating. Burial will be in Seymour Masonic Cemetery. Mrs. Carrick died at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Kimbrough Nursing Home in Springfield after a long illness. Survivors include nieces and nephews. From the Springfield Leader & Press, 12 March 1983 Clifford Jameson Services for Clifford Jameson, 65, Raymondville, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Raymondville Methodist Church with the Rev. W.E. “Bill” Rice officiating. Burial and military rites will be in Friendship Cemetery near here under the direction of Evans Funeral Home of Houston. Mr. Jameson died Thursday morning at his home of natural causes. He was a retired mechanic and a veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Waunita; two sons, Clifford Jr., Wentzville, and Douglas, Pearland, Texas; three foster children, William Turner, state of Texas, Randy Turner, with the U.S. Navy, and Barbara Sue Turner, Troy; a brother, William, Pearland, Texas; a sister, Mrs. Elsie Hawrick, Commerce City, Colo.; and two grandchildren. From the Springfield Leader & Press, 12 March 1983 LaVena Hawkins Services for Mrs. LaVena F. Hawkins, 71, Springfield, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Kings Way United Methodist Church with the Rev. Frank Jones officiating. Services are under direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home South. Burial arrangements will be announced later. Mrs. Hawkins died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in St. John’s Regional Health Center after a short illness. A native of Pulaski County, she had lived in Springfield the past 25 years, moving here from Cabool. She was a member of Kings Way United Methodist Church and worked at the Red Cross for many years before retiring in 1976. Survivors include her husband, Leo; a daughter, Mrs. Dolores Timmons, Columbia; a sister, Mrs. Clover Watts, Springfield; and one grandchild. The family will be at the funeral home from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Springfield Chapter of the American Red Cross. From the Springfield Leader & Press, 12 March 1983 Wilda Willis Private graveside services for Wilda C. Gilmore Willis, 74, Springfield, will be Sunday morning in Ash Grove Cemetery under the direction of Wilson-Brim-Daniel of Ash Grove. Memorial services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in St. Paul United Methodist Church with Dr. Harold Dobbs officiating. Mrs. Willis died at 4:10 p.m. Friday in Cox Medical Center after a short illness. A Willard native, she was a longtime Springfield area resident and a homemaker. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, PEO Chapter EK, Southwest Missouri Museum Associates and St. John’s Regional Health Center Auxiliary. She was the widow of A.E. “Ted” Willis, Greene County clerk for 32 years. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Joe L. Wilson, Pleasant Hope, Mrs. Bryon Kime, Willard, and Mrs. Melvin Smith, Springfield; two brothers, Richard Gilmore, Harbor City, Calif., and Max Gilmore, Republic; and nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice or the charity of the donor’s choice. From the Springfield Leader & Press, 12 March 1983 Murl Green “Buck” Rogers, 64, Springfield, died at 4 a.m. Friday in his home after a long illness. Survivors include his wife, Lucy; two sons, Jerry S., Ozark, and Mike, Graff Valley, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. Murline Nunn, Niangua, Mrs. Joy Manuel, Bellflower, Calif., and Mrs. June Gullett, Springfield; two brothers, Paul and Ethan, both of the state of California; five sisters, Mrs. Shalta Meyer and Mrs. Lou Dodge, both of the state of Iowa, Mrs. Bessie Frederick, Camdenton, Mrs. Addie Shepard, state of Arkansas, and Mrs. Edith Shackelford, Springfield; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Society. Ayre-Goodwin will announce services. From the Springfield Leader & Press, 12 March 1983 Neva Blythe Services for Neva E. Blythe, 81, Aurora, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Crafton-Cantrell Chapel with the Rev. George Latimer officiating. Entombment will be in Maple Park Mausoleum. Mrs. Blythe died Friday in Cox Medical Center, Springfield, after a short illness. A native of Monroe County, she was a member of Aurora First Christian Church, Chapter JE of PEO Sisterhood, Ladies Saturday Club, Retired Teachers and Springfield Dental Auxiliary. Survivors include a son, Patrick Curry, Hattiesburg, Miss.; and a brother, Cleo West, Omaha, Neb. The family will be at the funeral home from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Memorial Contributions may be made to Aurora First Christian Church. From the Springfield Leader & Press, 12 March 1983 Gilbert Glenn Jr. Services for Gilbert V. Glenn Jr., 64, Springfield, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Greenlawn South Chapel with the Rev. Gerald Thies officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Glenn died at 3:10 a.m. Friday in St. John’s Regional Health Center after an illness of two years. He was a native of Memphis, Tenn., moving to St. Louis and then to Springfield in 1959. He was a retired trucking service operator and a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife, Irene; a son, Philip, Springfield; a daughter, Mrs. Frances Meyer, St. Louis; his stepmother, Mrs. Berneice Glenn, St. Louis; and three grandchildren. The casket will be closed at the beginning of services.
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