Greene Co. Obits
Obituaries from Greene Co. Papers
From the Springfield News-Leader, 21 May 2005 Randy Dean Cutbirth, age 53, of Willard, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2005, in Oklahoma. He was born July 22, 1951, in Fort Lewis, Washington, the son of Dean and Doris (Davis) Cutbirth. He graduated from Galena High School in 1969 and from the University of Missouri, Columbia, in 1974 with a degree in Animal Science. Randy was a Professional Horse Trainer. Horses were his passion from a young age and his skill was well known throughout the business. He served as a judge for the Appaloosa Horse Club and The National Reining Horse Association. He was an equestrian judge throughout the United States and also in Italy and Australia. He has shown and trained numerous world champion Quarter Horses, Appaloosas, Arabians and Morgans. In 2003 he was named trainer of the year for the Appaloosa Horse Club. He enjoyed playing the banjo as a hobby. Randy was a friend who always put the needs of others above his own. He was a man of his word, and a mentor to many kids. Survivors include: his wife, Nancy Voeltz-Cutbirth; his parents, Dean and Doris Cutbirth, Reeds Spring; a brother, Kenny Cutbirth and wife, Glenda, Ozark; two sisters, Kathy Ramsey and husband, Tony, Nixa, and Karen Hardin and husband, Mark, Cape Fair; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and nephews; other relatives; his extended horse family including Troy and Jennifer Murrell, and the rest of the Cutbirth Ranch Crew; and many who called him friend. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Fay and Audie Cutbirth, and Clyde and Neva Davis. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, May 23, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Pastor Tommy Bilyeu officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Randy Cutbirth Youth Scholarship Fund in care of Adams Funeral Home, 109 N. Truman Blvd., Nixa, MO 65714. From the Springfield News-Leader, 21 May 2005 Patricia Hunt, age 77, of Springfield, Missouri, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at Mercy Villa Nursing Home. She was born on September 22, 1927, in Concordia, Kansas, the daughter of Claburn and Mildred Cory McCrary. She was a graduate of Kansas State in Manhattan, Kan., and a retired Medical Technologist. She was also a retired SMSU Employees Group and a member of the Pi Beta Phi Sorority. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Kenneth, of the home; two nieces and their husbands, Karen and Jim Wilson of Mechanicsville, Va., and Salee and Tom Weld of Elverson, Pa.; a nephew and his wife, David and Beth Ward of West Chester, Pa.; four great-nieces and nephews; and many friends. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery, May 23, 2005, in Springfield, Missouri. No formal visitation is planned. Friends may call Sunday in the funeral home. From the Springfield News-Leader, 21 May 2005 Rodney J. Kirk Jr. passed away May 17, 2005, in Reno, Nev. Rod was a computer analyst at Brightcloiat in Reno, Nev. He served in the United States Air Force. Rod was born May 22, 1963. His services will be held in Reno, Nev., at Mountain View Funeral Home today, May 21, 2005. He is survived by his parents, Rodney J. Kirk Sr. and Joan Kirk; brothers, Greg and Terry; sisters, Teresa and Tammy, all of Ozark, Mo.; and the love of his life, Murna of Reno, Nev., and her son, Anthony. He will be deeply missed. From the Springfield News-Leader, 21 May 2005 Barbara J. Pendergast, age 78, of Nixa, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2005, in St. John's Regional Health Center with her family by her side. Barbara was born September 24, 1926, in Wichita, Kan., to Dr. Hugh and Viccie Wells. On April 26, 1952, she and Wayne F. Pendergast were united in marriage in Wichita. Barbara loved life. She was involved with the Topeka Weaving Guild for my years. She was a very talented person who loved to create with fabric and yarn. Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Wayne, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Alan Brock, Nixa; a grandson and his wife, Stephen Wayne and Shayne Brock, Nixa; a greatgrandson, Logan Wayne Brock; a brother and sister-in-law, Delbert and Eloise Wells, of Topeka, Kan.; a sister, Mona Maxine Corp of Wichita; a niece, Sandra Corp; and two nephews, Steve and Phillip Corp. She was preceded in death by an infant great-granddaughter, Grace Brooklyn Brock; an infant daughter, Viccie Sue; a brother, Floyd Wells; and her parents. A graveside funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Glenn Cemetery under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospices of America. From the Springfield News-Leader, 21 May 2005 Shaun Pullen passed away on May 19, 2005, at his home in Kansas City, Mo., at the age of 33. He left this world much too soon and will be missed by everyone who knew him. Shaun will be remembered by his family and friends for his bright smile, his infectious laugh, his wonderful sense of humor, his love of golf, and his devotion to the people he loved. His passing leaves a void that none of us can fill. He is survived by his mother, Patti McKown; his father and stepmother, Bob and Rosemary Pullen; his grandmothers, Priscilla McKown and Dixie Pullen; his cousin and best friend, Mark Goss; uncles, Michael McKown, Patrick McKown and C.R. Pullen; and aunt, Terri Frazee; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Greenlawn South Funeral Home in Springfield, Mo., on Sunday, May 22, 2005, at 2 p.m. From the Springfield News-Leader, 21 May 2005 Edith Lilly (McPherson) Snowden, 97, passed away Friday, May 20, 2005, in Christian Health Care of Nixa. Edith was born July 7, 1907, in Bradleyville, Mo., to Elijah T. and Rebecca Jane (Clark) Morris McPherson. She was united in marriage to Jewell Snowden on September 22, 1933, with three children born to the union. She attended State Teachers College in Springfield and subsequently taught school at Bradleyville and was a homemaker. In 1944 the family moved to Forsyth where she sold Avon products, worked for Owen Merchantile and enjoyed attending auctions. Upon Jewell's retirement, they purchased a home near Springfield where they resided until moving to Creekside Crossing. Some of her favorite activities were collecting dolls and framing pictures to sell at her flea market. She also enjoyed caring for her flower garden and watching the L.A. Lakers. Edith was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 60 years, Jewell; a son-in-law Bob Wantuck; a brother, Ralph McPherson; a sister, Gladys Norman; five half siblings, Luther, Sylvia, Garland, Harrison and William Morris; seven step siblings, Mary, Enos, Sarah, Rodila, Alta, John T "Bud", and Laura McPherson. She is survived by a daughter, Lela Jane Wantuck and friend, Bob Umphres, Springfield; two sons, Ralph Jewell and wife, Naomi, Springfield, and Charles Franklin, Branson; grandchildren, Pam, Shane, Steve, Jeff and Shauna and great-grandsons, Jonathan and Emerson. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. A special thanks to nieces Charlotte, Becky and Carolene, for their frequent visits and support. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday in Cedar Valley Cemetery under the direction of Whelchel Funeral Chapel. Friends may call in the funeral home in Branson, from 1 to 5 p.m. today. From the Springfield News-Leader, 21 May 2005 Roger Talbot, 63, Springfield, passed away at 11 p.m. Thursday, May 19, 2005, in his home. He was united in marriage to Carolyn Adams in 1966. Roger was a retired teacher and taught Industrial Arts in Bourbon and Willard High Schools. He was preceded in death by his father, Willis Talbot. Roger is survived by his wife, Carolyn Talbot; his mother, Mary Jane Talbot; two sisters, Joyce Hicks and Linda Wade; his mother and father-in-law, Walter and Evelyn Adams; sister and brother-in-law, Pat Pennock and Jim Adams. Many nieces, nephews, friends and relatives also survive. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in Gorman Scharpf Funeral Home. A visitation will also be held at a later date in the Eaton Funeral Home in Bourbon, Mo. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, or to a charity of the donors choice. From the Springfield News-Leader, 20 May 2005 Clarence J. Essary, 73, Rogersville, passed away in Cox Medical Center South at 3:45 a.m., Wednesday, May 18, 2005, surrounded by his family. He was born October 18, 1931, in Rogersville, the son of the late Everett J. and Ruby A. (Filbeck) Essary. He was united in marriage to Faye Gideon on October 28, 1950, in Harrison, Arkansas. Clarence served as a full gospel minister for over 47 years at the Grace Full Gospel Church, Rogersville. He was a bus driver for the Logan-Rogersville School District for over 20 years and was an auto mechanic and a member of the 166 auto auction. He was also a member of the T.P.A. where he served as chaplain. He enjoyed horseback riding and cattle farming. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Faye; three daughters, Deborah Witty and husband, Garry, Della Jernigan and husband, John, Carla Shadwick and husband, Ronnie; a brother, Layman Essary; a sister, Shirlene Sheffler and husband, Ron, all of Rogersville; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 21, 2005, in J.D. Lee and Sons Funeral Home, at the corner of Highway 60 and Farm Road 223, west of Rogersville. Burial will follow in Watts Cemetery, south of Rogersville. Visitation will be 6 t o8 p.m. today in funeral home. From the Springfield News-Leader, 20 May 2005 Daniel "Danny" Thomas Franklin, 57, Springfield, passed away at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2005, in his home. Danny was born August 24, 1947, in Springfield, Missouri, to Thomas and Verna (Westland) Franklin. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church for over 30 years. Danny worked for General Electric for 33 years, and he loved to go fishing and hunting. Mr. Franklin also served in the U.S. Army with the 8th Airborn Division. Danny is survived by his wife of 34 years, Beverly (Gaylor) Franklin; three children, Kelly Meyer, Shawnda Franklin, and Scott Franklin, all of Springfield; one granddaughter, Eden Danielle Meyer; and one brother, David Franklin of Siloam Springs, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter, Katlyn Rikard. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2005, in Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens under the care of Herman H. Lohmeyer Funeral Home, 500 E. Walnut. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today with Rosary Services starting at 7 p.m., all in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1609 N. Summit, Springfield, MO 65803, and Catholic Campus Ministry, 847 S Holland Ave. Springfield, MO 65806. From the Springfield News-Leader, 20 May 2005 Jack Eugene French, 77, Republic, passed away on May 19, 2005. He was born March 9, 1928, in Republic, Missouri, to Omar and Pauline (Griesemer) French. He owned and operated Jack French Chevrolet in Republic for many years. In 1967 he moved to Ft. Worth, Texas, where he worked for Lubrication Engineers for 25 years before he retired. In 1989, he moved back to Republic to be near family and hobbies. He loved to hunt and fish, and be with his family and friends. Jack traveled extensively and had many friends nationwide. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Ronnie French. He is survived by daughters, Sandy French Williams, Julia French West, Kay French Norbury, and Jennifer French; sons, Steve French and Cliff French; grandchildren, Shelly Dugan, Deanna French, Sabrina West, Brian French, John West and Roni, Max, Ivy, Curtis, and Tyler Norbury; and great-grandchildren, Dakota, Dustin, Derrick, and Christopher; sister, Sally Martin; brother, Larry French; nieces; nephews; cousins; other relatives, and many friends. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2005, at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Billings, under the direction of Meadors Funeral Homes, Republic. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Republic. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. From the Springfield News-Leader, 20 May 2005 Graveside services for Harmon E. Gloyd, 77, Branson, will be Saturday, May 21, 2005, at 10 a.m. in the Ozarks Memorial Park Cemetery, Branson, Mo. Rev. Melvin Hatten will officiate with military honors conducted by the Korean War Veterans Association Harry S. Truman Chapter, Branson. Services are under the direction of SnappBearden Funeral Home, Branson. He passed away in his home Wednesday evening May 18, 2005. He was born on October 11, 1927, to Elmer and Agnes Rose Gloyd in Branson, Missouri. He was a lifelong resident of the Branson area. Harmon served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He had worked for the Hermann-Brownlow Co., the Crow- Burlingame Co., and the H.R. Owen Family. Harmon was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Agnes Gloyd; one sister, Bessie; two brothers-in-law, Leon Bearden and J.E. Wright; and one nephew, Kevin Watts. He is survived by his siblings and their spouses, Hazel (Bearden and Bob Layton, Mary Wright, all of Branson, Margaret and John Boyd of Springfield, Lottie and Rex Etchison of Blue Eye, Mo., Helen and Les Schilling of Rogersville, Mo., Jane and Don Watts of Ozark, Mo., Gordon and Betty Gloyd of Ozark, Mo., Elmer and Donna Gloyd Jr., Branson, CR and Shelly Gloyd of Hollister, and John and Teresa Gloyd of Branson. Visitation will be this evening, Friday, May 20, 2005, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Snapp Bearden Funeral Home, Branson. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Memorial & Tribute Processing Center, P.O. Box 1653, Topeka, KS 66601-1653. From the Springfield News-Leader, 20 May 2005 Marvin E. Murrell, 76, went to be home with the Lord surrounded by his family in his home in Strafford, Mo., on May 18, 2005. He was born February 17, 1929, on the family farm in Strafford and spent his life farming, as well as spending approximately 12 years in maintenance for both Litton Industries and French's. Marvin is survived by his wife of 52 years, Dolores, and his son Stan, of Strafford, along with brother Glen, of St. Louis, and numerous other family members. He was predeceased by a son, Lloyd; his parents, Dewey and Grace; a brother, Gordon; and his Aunt Nola. Family visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. today in Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Memorial services are 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21 in the funeral home, with burial to follow in Bass Chapel Cemetery, Strafford. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Community Hospice of Springfield, or the charity of the donor's choice. From the Springfield News-Leader, 20 May 2005 M. Pauline Paxton, 79, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2005, in Springfield Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, where she had lived for almost three years. She had previously lived in West Virginia. Pauline was born in Strange Creek, W.V., and was one of 11 children. She was preceded in death by her husband, E.K. Paxton. She is survived by a son, Mark Paxton and his wife, Margaret Weaver, of Springfield; another son, Michael K. Paxton of Chicago; and a daughter, Nancy Salmi of Inver Grove Heights, Minn.; three grandchildren, Jesse Paxton of Springfield, Michelle Haskins of Hudson, Minn., and Scott Salmi of River Falls, Wisc.; and one great- granddaughter, Sierra Haskins of Hudson, Minn. She is also survived by two brothers, Walter Young of Huntington, W.V., and Junior "Punk" Young of Widen, W.V.; and a sister, Ann Brown of Beckley, W.V. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Westmoreland Baptist Church in Huntington, W.V., under the direction of Reger Funeral Home in Huntington. The family wishes to thank the staff at Springfield Rehabilitation and Health Care Center for the care Pauline received there. Memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Local arrangements are under the direction of Walnut Lawn DeGraffenreid Wood Funeral Home, Springfield. From the Springfield News-Leader, 20 May 2005 Patsy Pauline (Thurman) Stark, 76, Springfield, passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2005, surrounded by loving family members in her home. Patsy was born August 16, 1928, to the late Charles and Edna Thurman in Anniston, Mo., She was united in marriage on December 7, 1946, to John B. Stark in Tunica, Miss. She was employed with pride in the food service industry for most of her life, working as a waitress at the Kentwood Arms and the Shady Inn while living in Springfield. She also owned and operated cafes in Strafford and Cabool, Mo. Patsy loved life, family and friends, bringing smiles and laughter to all who knew her. She was also a caring and nurturing woman who went out of her way to help family and friends. A lifelong Christian and present member of the Wesley United Methodist Church, she knew that Jesus was and is always holding her hand. In addition to her parents, her brother, Charles, sisters, Louise, Sally, Nellie, and Edith, and granddaughter, Whitney, preceded her in death. Surviving are her loving husband of 58 years, John; sister, Doris Graham and husband, Howard, Springfield; children, Janet Maggard and husband, Gary of Cabool, Jane Baker and husband, Bill of Aurora, Becky Mitchem and husband, Jeff of Highlandville, and Andy Stark and wife, Tamara of Springfield; nine grandchildren; two great-grandsons; two step great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. Funeral services will be Monday, May 23, 2005, at 10 a.m. in the chapel at the Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, May 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the funeral home. From the Springfield News-Leader, 20 May 2005 Dessie Irene (Parker) Woolman, 89, Springfield, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2005, in Cox Medical Center South. She was born on July 31, 1915. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Woolman, and brother, Walter "Tiny" Parker. Survivors include: children, Virginia Poindexter and husband, John of Langley, Okla., Rose Mary Cantrell and husband, Ron of Dallas, Texas, Thera Burtt and husband, Philip of Eagan, Minn.; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2005, in Avery Spring Branch Cemetery. Visitation will be 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland, Mo. From the Springfield News-Leader, 14 May 2005 Audrey Marie Burkhart, 82, of Kimberling City, daughter of James E. and Ruby E. (Bazinett) DeLaVergne, moved to her heavenly home 6:20 p.m. May 12, 2005. Audrey was born September 6, 1922, in Sunset Beach, California. Through the difficult times of her fight with cancer, she always had a smile and never lost her ability to enjoy her family and friends and find good cheer at every opportunity. In early years, Audrey worked in sewing. She was an excellent seamstress making many of her clothes over the years. Audrey always enjoyed life to the fullest. Her greatest enjoyment came from helping others. Audrey was a wonderful cook and enjoyed preparing and serving dinners for family and friends. Audrey also made many jars of jam each year; most went to friends. Audrey enjoyed music and spent time playing the piano and electronic organ. Audrey enjoyed traveling to various parts of the country and visiting family and friends. After moving to Kimberling City from Laughlin, Nev., in 1989, Audrey did volunteer work with the Christian Associates Thrift Shop for eight years. Audrey was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Dorothy Bowland. She is survived by Jack, her husband of 51 years, of the home; a brother, Archie DeLaVergne, Imperial Beach, Calif.; a niece, Pamela Marie Williams and her husband, Curtis, of Santa Ana, Calif.; great-niece, Lisa Kloberdanz, her husband, Bret, Santa Ana, Calif.; great-nephew, Curtis Williams Jr. and his wife, Vickie; and great-greatnephew, Tyler, Costa Mesa, Calif.; sisters-in-law, Helen Horner and husband, Lloyd of Merriam, Kan., Faye Cochran and husband, Onnie of Visalia, Calif.,; nieces, Susan Young and husband, Richard, Patti Burkhart, Jeannie and husband, Brad, Kathy Thompson and husband, Curt, all of Kansas City, Mo., Helen Coates of Visalia, Calif., Susan Welday and husband, Scott, of Victorville, Calif; nephews, Harold Harville and wife, Tina of El Paso, Texas, Dennis Horner and wife, Lisa, Lenexa, Kan., Terry Horner and wife, Connie, Alpharetta, Ga.; a foster son, Ronald Casillas and his wife, Diana of Richland, Wash.; 13 greatnieces and nephews; and a very special great-greatniece, Annalise. Audrey always had a smile for everyone. Her smile and positive attitude will be missed not only by the family, but her many friends. Audrey was of the Baptist faith and a former member of the Baptist Church in Long Beach, Calif. Audrey had great faith in the church and the Lord. This helped give her the positive attitude and a wonderful outlook on life. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home South, Kimberling City. Visitation will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday with Chaplain Jack Betts officiating. Interment will be 1 p.m. in the new Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. John's Hospice Care Group, 1378 East Republic Rd., Springfield, MO 65804. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Charles Woodall and staff and the St. John's Hospice Group for the outstanding care for Audrey. From the Springfield News-Leader, 14 May 2005 Ival Crewse, 79, Nixa, Missouri, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2005, in Cox Walnut Lawn Hospital. Ival was one of 11 children born to Ed and Hattie (Greenlee) Crewse on June 30, 1925, in Mt. Grove, Missouri. On October 12, 1950, he was united in marriage to Jean McCall in Arkansas, and to this union two daughters were born. Ival is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Jean Crewse; two daughters, Wanda Weter of Sparta, and Deloris Hammons and husband, Billy of Ozark; two sisters, Audra Shelley and Ima Jean Crewse; four brothers, Jimmy Crewse, Ansel Crewse, Floyd Ray Crewse, and Finiche Crewse; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, loving friends and neighbors. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Billy Crewse and Johnny Crewse; an infant brother; one sister, Dorothy Morrell; and an infant sister. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2005, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with Brother John England officiating. Burial with full military honors will be held at 2 p.m. in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 15, 2005, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the funeral home. The Crewse family request donations in the form of Love Offerings, C/O Barnes Family Funeral Home, PO Box 796, Ozark, MO 65721. From the Springfield News-Leader, 14 May 2005 Aliene "Molly" Fox, affectionately know to her grandchildren as "Granny Grump", died May 11, 2005, at the age of 89. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Carl Fox; daughter, Jan Ellingsworth; and grandson, Doug Ellingsworth. She is survived by her son, Michael Fox; daughter, Judy Haynes; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 15, 2005, in Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel, Springfield. A private family graveside will be held early next week. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society. From the Springfield News-Leader, 14 May 2005 Clint Howard Harris, 30, Seymour, Mo., passed away Thursday, May 12, 2005, in Springfield, Mo. He was born March 4, 1975, in Springfield, Mo., to Walter H. and Carol A. Luallen Harris, and had lived most of his life in the Seymour, Mo., area, where he graduated from Seymour High School in 1993. He was employed by Tree's Inc., a tree trimming service. He was studying to become a missionary and was a member of the Liberty Faith Church, Norwood, Mo. He was united in marriage to Rachel Lynn Friend, May 22, 2004, and they made their home near Seymour. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and loved his horses. He dedicated his life to the Lord and loved to work in his church. He is survived by his wife, Rachel, of the home; his parents, Bro. Walter and Carol Harris, Seymour; three brothers and their wives, Mike and Beth Harris, Rogersville, James and Kendra Harris and Robert and Cindy Harris, all of Seymour; a sister and her husband, Amanda and Robert Dickson, Andover, Kan.; several nieces and nephews; his grandmothers, Oma Luallen, Mtn. Grove, Mo., and Violett Bawden, Salt Lake City, Utah; several aunts, uncles, cousins; other relatives and many friends. Services will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 15, 2005, in Liberty Faith Church in Norwood, Mo., with Bro. Reggie Kelly officiating. Burial will be in the Seymour Masonic Cemetery, under direction of Holman-Howe Funeral Home, Seymour, Mo. Visitation will be 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mission Program through Liberty Faith Church and in care of the funeral home at P.O. Box 366, Seymour, MO 65746. From the Springfield News-Leader, 14 May 2005 Mary Ann Kutz, 74, passed away at 6:47 p.m., Wednesday, May 11, 2005, at Cox Hospital North. She was born November 19, 1930, in Springfield, Missouri, to Paul and Bess Baron. Mary Ann attended St. Joseph Elementary School, and graduated from St. Agnes High School in 1948. On September 1, 1951, she married Jerome M. Kutz. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church where she was active in the Sacred Heart Building Committee, Sacred Heart Angels, the Eucharistic Ministry, the Choir, Heart to Heart and was a Lector. She was the newsletter editor for SKP Motor Home Club, a gift shop volunteer for the Springfield Public Library and a friend to all. Mary Ann retired from the Springfield Catholic Diocese where she was the assistant to the editor of the newspaper, The Mirror. She also helped with the Kidney Foundation Ride for Life, and traveled extensively with her husband, Jerome, in their motor home. Mary Ann is survived by her husband of 54 years, Jerome Kutz; nine children and their spouses, Robert and Kippie Kutz, Raymond Kutz, Carol and Dave Wright, Kathleen and Brad Meyen, Brian Kutz, Dianne and Dennis Powelson, Annette and Joe Melies, Gerald and Lorrie Kutz, Roger and Kerra Kutz; ten grandchildren, Kimberley and Forrest Meyen, Daniel Wright, Sara Kutz, Aaron Bodus, Kristen and Derek Melies, Kelsi Kutz, Evan and Benjamin Kutz; six brothers and sisters, Paula Howard, David Baron, Xavior Baron, Richard Baron, Marty Baron and Tena Baron; her in- laws, Laverne & Margaret Kutz, Fred and Delores Kutz; and many other family and friends. She will be deeply missed by all her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Bess Baron; mother inlaw, Rose Kutz; and in-laws, Fred and Florence Eck, Patsy Kutz, and Charles Howard. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday, May 16, 2005, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1609 N. Summit Avenue, Springfield, with Father Joseph Peplansky, CMF, celebrant. Burial will be in Marshfield Cemetery under the care of Herman H. Lohmeyer Funeral Home, 500 E. Walnut. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 15, 2005, with prayer services starting at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Building Fund, 1609 N. Summit, Springfield, MO 65803. From the Springfield News-Leader, 14 May 2005 Arlie W. "Mac" McGowen, 86, of Eudora, passed away on Wednesday evening at 7:51 p.m. in St. John's Regional Health Center, following a short illness. Mac was born in Houston, Mo., and had resided in the Walnut Grove Eudora area since 1973. He was retired from Sears and Co. after 15 years retiring in 1980 where he was a service technical engineer. He was a member of the Eudora Baptist Church and the O'Sullivan Masonic Lodge #7 A.F. & A.M. and the Order of Eastern Star. He is survived by his wife, Linnie, of the home; two sons, Daniel McGowen of Mustang, Oklahoma, and Wesley McGowen of Aurora, Mo.; one daughter, Kathleen Rust of Springfield, Mo.; 21 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; three stepsons and one stepdaughter; and two sisters, Donna Henderson and Clifton Marler. Services will be held on Monday, May 16, 2005, at 10:30 a.m. in Eudora Baptist Church with Rev. James Thomas and Lon Killingsworth officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Aldrich, under the direction of Wilson Brim Daniel Funeral Home, Walnut Grove, Mo. Friends may call after 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 3 t o4 p.m. Memorials may be given in his memory to the Missouri Baptist Childrens Homes. From the Springfield News-Leader, 14 May 2005 Graveside services for Michael J. O'Leary, 46, of Aurora, will be 11 a.m. Monday in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 to 10:45 a.m. Monday in Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home. From the Springfield News-Leader, 14 May 2005 Perry "Bud" Wilkins, 73, Republic, passed away Friday, May 12, 2005, at Cox South Hospital, Springfield. He was born March 3, 1932, in Jenkins, Mo., to Perry and Therza Ellen (Nelson) Wilkin. He was united in marriage to Wilma Jane Brock April 12, 1957. Mr. Wilkins was a retired truck driver. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma, May 13, 2000; a daughter, Jerri Maggio, February 11, 1997; his parents; and two sisters, Owanna Truitt and Audrey Armstrong. He is survived by two daughters, Terri Colley and husband, George, and Karrie Richards, all of Republic; two sisters, Fern Hill, Tennessee, and Maxine Morris, Hemet, Calif.; three grandchildren, Andria Maggio, Nickalos Maggio, and Zachary Richards; two great- grandchildren, Hannah and Lindsay Richards, other relatives and many friends. A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, May 15, 2005, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, with Rev. Robert "Bob" Bornert officiating. A visitation will follow the service. Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. From the Springfield News-Leader, 14 May 2005 John Elliston Johnson, 91, of Stockton, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2005, at Citizens Memorial Hospital, Bolivar, Mo. John was born March 3, 1914, in Cedar County, Missouri, to Lester and Eula Johnson. He was saved in 1947 and became an active member at the Caplinger Mills Baptist Church. He was a Christian man. John married Loureva May Kirkpatrick on September 15, 1935. This union lasted 64 years, 10 months. She preceded him in death on July 21, 2000. Four children blessed this marriage, Ralph, Van, Sharon and Kenneth. John was a lifelong farmer. He served on the Stockton School Board, FHA Board, MFA Board, ASCS Board, and the Caplinger Mills Cemetery Board. In his younger days, John loved to hunt with his welltrained bird dogs. Other than Loureva and his children, his greatest love were his Black Angus cattle, raising dogs, and growing good crops. He had a deep love and appreciation for the land. He always said it was important to leave the land better than you found it. John was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Eula Johnson; his wife, Loureva; his two brothers, Calvin and Paul Johnson; a daughter-in-law, Rosalie Johnson; and an infant son, Van Johnson. He is survived by his son, Ralph C. Johnson, Stockton; a daughter, Sharon Hacker and husband, Lindley, Joplin; and son, J. Kenneth Johnson, Springfield. Additional survivors include eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and six great-greatgrandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 15, 2005, at Brumback Funeral Home, Stockton, Missouri. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the funeral. Burial will follow at the Caplinger Mills Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to John's home following the burial. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Caplinger Mills Baptist Church or to the Caplinger Mills Cemetery fund in care of Brumback Funeral Home. From the Springfield News-Leader, 11 May 2005 Theodore "Ted" Aronis, 86, Lebanon, Mo., passed away Sunday, May 8, 2005. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marguerite; a daughter, Patty Norton; a brother, Pete Aronis; and his mother and father. He is survived by a large and loving family: his wife, Grace; his children, Virginia Browning and her husband, Larry; Paul Aronis and his wife, Carol Dean; Cheryl Lee and her husband, Randie; Connie Horsley and her husband, Dave; Kirk Aronis and Sherry; Peggy Logan; Darlene Worthy and her husband, Bob; and Kathy Mendenhall and her husband, George; a brother, Bill Aronis; a sister, Virginia Caudell; as well as many loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, greatgreat- grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. Services will be at 1 p.m. today in Greenlawn Funeral Home North, with visitation at 12 noon, one hour prior to service. Burial will be in Mount Comfort Cemetery, north of Springfield. From the Springfield News-Leader, 11 May 2005 Auguste Marie Blum passed from this earthly life on May 6, 2005, near her hometown of Frankfurt, Germany. She was born on Sept. 3, 1924, to August and Minna Rode. On August 28, 1946, she married Rudolf Blum. Auguste loved life, laughter and adventures. When they retired, she and Rudolf traveled extensively. The U.S., where they had family, was their most cherished destination. Auguste loved the people and the beauty of the country. Once, during a visit to the Grand Canyon, she said, awed by the majestic view, "Now I have seen more beauty than I ever dreamed of." Auguste is survived by her best friend and husband of 59 years, Rudolf, of the home; a son, Stephan Blum, Frankfurt; a daughter, Heide Kelly and husband, Martin "Bill" Kelly of Fair Grove, Mo.; three grandsons, Michael Parker and wife, Janet of Nixa, Mo., John Parker and wife, Christine, Heidelberg, Germany, and Steve Parker of Springfield, Mo.; and four great-grandchildren, Jessica, Sydney, Nic and Noah. Also surviving is a brother, Ernst Rode, of Hungen, Germany. The funeral will be on Friday, May 13, in Maintal, Germany. "Auf Wiedersehen, Mutti, Oma!" From the Springfield News-Leader, 11 May 2005 Goldia A. Manis, 89, Springfield, Mo., passed away Sunday, May 8, 2005, in Magnolia Square in Springfield. Goldia was born October 13, 1915, to Walter and Mary (Peele) Randles in Long Lane, Mo. She moved from Kansas City, Kan., to Springfield in 1986. Survivors include four daughters, Dorothy Noone, Kansas City, Kan., Mary Ann Horn, Lakeland, Fla., Sharon Royalty, Strafford, Mo., and Linda Sue Carter, Old Hickory, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. today in Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, 701 N. 94th St., Kansas City, KS. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Community Hospice, Springfield. From the Springfield News-Leader, 11 May 2005 Harold E. Pickering, age 75, of Aldrich, Mo., passed away Sunday, May 8, 2005, in the Christian Home Care West. He was born April 29, 1930, in Springfield, Mo., the son of Paul D. and Opal A. (Lee) Pickering, who preceded him in death. A 1947 graduate of Central High School, Harold served in both the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy. He was on the USS Lake Champlain CVS-39 recovery ship for the first U.S. manned space flight of Astronaut Allen Shepard on May 5, 1961. Harold served his country well. He was employed by Mid-Continent Engineering Co., and Weidel Construction Co. before his retirement. Harold was saved at the age of 10, and was a member of the Hamlin Memorial Baptist Church in Springfield. He is survived by a son, Gregory Pickering; a daughter, Pamela Jaynes and husband, Ed; two grandchildren, Jason Jaynes and wife, Adena, and Mendy Banasik and husband, Jim; one sister, Freda Robertson and husband, Leonard; many nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. Graveside services with full military honors will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2005, in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, 5201 S. Southwood Road in Springfield. Arrangements are under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home North, with Rev. John Lowry officiating. From the Springfield News-Leader, 11 May 2005 Ron Welsh passed away Monday, May 9, 2005, after a courageous fight with Leukemia. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, in Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Graveside services will follow at 2 p.m. in Missouri Veterans Cemetery. From the Springfield Leader & Press, 20 July 1983 Alma Mohr Graveside services for Alma Mohr, 75, Cassville, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Seligman Cemetery with the Rev. Jacob Biernacki officiating. Burial is under direction of Williamson Chapel of Cassville. Mrs. Mohr died at 2:02 p.m. Monday in St. Vincentís Hospital, Monett, after a long illness. A former resident of La Jaunta, Colo., she had lived in the Seligman-Eagle Rock area for 35 years and was a member of St. Edwardís Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, Gary, El Paso, Texas; two daughters, Mrs. Pat Nave, Cassville, and Mrs. Carolyn Wolf, Bakersfield, Calif.; a brother, Jack Ferguson, Oklahoma City, Okla.; and six grandchildren. From the Springfield Leader & Press, 20 July 1983 Helen Walker Ash, 68, Kansas City, Kan., died at 2:08 a.m. today in Kansas City after a long illness. Mrs. Ash had retired after 34 years with Hallmark Cards. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Leona Stratton, Springfield; two brothers, John Walker, Springfield, and Kenneth Walker, Kansas City, Kan.; and several nieces and nephews. Greenlawn Funeral Home North of Springfield will announce arrangements. From the Springfield Leader & Press, 20 July 1983 Jesse Adkins Services for Jesse Walter Adkins, 90, Springfield, will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in St. Paulís United Methodist Church with the Rev. Harold Dodd officiating. Burial will be in Hazelwood Cemetery under direction of Jewell E. Windle-Cantrell. Mr. Adkins died Tuesday morning in Maranatha Manor of natural causes. Survivors include a son, E.P., Fort Worth, Texas; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren. From the Springfield Leader & Press, 20 July 1983 Calvin Dean Whitlock Services for Calvin D. Whitlock, 19, Jasper, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Lohmeyer-Konantz Chapel, Lamar, with the Rev. Gerald Sappington officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Lamar. Mr. Whitlock was dead on arrival at Barton County Memorial Hospital, Lamar, at 2:20 a.m. Tuesday after he drowned in an abandoned quarry east of Jasper. He was a native of Lamar. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Donna Whitlock, Nashville, Tenn.; adopted father, Bob Whitlock, Spokane; natural father, Darrell Leivan, Jasper; a brother, David Leivan, Jasper; a sister, Miss Sondra Whitlock, Nashville, Tenn.; a half brother, Barry Leivan, Jasper; a half sister, Miss Laura Leivan, Jasper; two stepbrothers, Kenton Starmer, Jasper, and Shawn Starmer, Olathe, Kan.; and three nieces. From the Springfield Leader & Press, 20 July 1983 Harry Dotson Services for Harry E. Dotson, 80, Strafford, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Klingner Chapel, Springfield, with the Rev. Charles W. Clark officiating. Burial will be in Bass Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Dotson died at 9:10 a.m. Monday in Cox Medical Center, Springfield, after a long illness. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. From the Springfield Leader & Press, 20 July 1983 Eldon C. Haynes, 71, Route 2, Galena, died of natural causes at about 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Johnís Regional Health Center, Springfield. A lifelong resident of Stone County, Mr. Haynes was a member of the Church of Christ in Cape Fair. Survivors include his wife, Opal; and a sister, Mrs. Ernestine Carr, Cape Fair. Manlove-Stumpff of Crane will announce services. From the Springfield Leader & Press, 20 July 1983 Thomas Lemons Services for Thomas Daniel Lemons, 6, Springfield, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Greenlawn Funeral Home North with the Rev. Calvin Maberry officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The boy died Monday when he was struck by a car in front of his home. He was a member of Hamlin Memorial Baptist Church. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lemons; a brother, Johnathan, of the home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Lemons and Mr. and Mrs. Thorsteen Daniel, all of Springfield; and great- grandparents, Paul Johns, Merced, Calif., and the Rev. and Mrs. Leland Daniel, Springfield. The family will be in the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. today. From the Springfield Leader & Press, 20 July 1983 Helen Steeley Services for Helen F. Steeley, 69, Arlington, Texas, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Russell Chapel, Greenfield. Burial will follow in Pennsboro Cemetery. Mrs. Steeley died of natural causes at 6:45 p.m. Monday in Community Hospital, Arlington. A former longtime resident of Dade County, she was a member of Greenfield First Christian Church and Rebekah Lodge. She was a child day-care employee and former restaurant operator. Survivors include a son, Glenn, Arlington, Texas; three brothers, Joseph Boyd, state of California, and Cletus and Floyd Boyd Jr., both of Springfield; two sisters, Mrs. Jessie Dobbins, Lockwood, and Mrs. Virginia Harris, Springfield; and one grandchild. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. From the Springfield Leader & Press, 20 July 1983 Willard Quick Services for Willard C. Quick, 73, Weaubleau, were to be at 3:30 p.m. today in Vista Baptist Church with the Rev. Roy Etter officiating. Burial was to be in Macedonia Cemetery under direction of Goodrich of Osceola. Mr. Quick died of natural causes Monday evening in Stockton Nursing Home. A nine-year resident of Weaubleau, he was a member of Vista Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Frances; three sons, Wayne, Mexico, Roy, Homing, Okla., and Clyde, Weaubleau; five daughters, Mrs. Carmel Rhoten, Fairland, Okla., Mrs. Alberta Comstock, Springfield, Mrs. Katherine Howerton, Sedalia, Mrs. Wilma Righter, Blue Springs, and Mrs. Doris Meyer, Miami, Okla.; 36 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. From the Springfield Leader & Press, 20 July 1983 James Arnold Penick, 56, Springfield, died at 7:35 a.m. Tuesday in St. Johnís Regional Health Center after a long illness. A 30-year resident of Springfield, Mr. Penick was a member of High Street Baptist Church. He served as a missionary for the Baptist Bible Fellowship for 28 years. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Jean; four daughters, Mrs. Martha Ann Barker, Mrs. Rebecca Jean Boff, Miss Barbara Jane Penick and Miss Dorothy Rose Penick, all of Springfield; two sons, James Edward, Chatanooga, Tenn., and Fred Warren, Springfield; two brothers, Floyd, Elkhart, Kan., and Marvin, Lakin, Kan.; his mother, Mrs. Martha Penick, Elkhart, Kan.; and 12 grandchildren. Greenlawn Funeral Home North will announce services. From the Springfield Leader & Press, 20 July 1983 Elta Virginia Hughes, 82, Republic, died Tuesday morning in Doctorís Hospital, Dallas, Texas, after a long illness. A longtime resident of Republic, she was a member of Hood United Methodist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Blanche Hake, Republic, and Mrs. Frances Etheridge, Dallas, Texas; a son, Wayne Hughes, Kansas City; two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Ross Booher, Springfield, and Mrs. Rachel Moore, Kingston, Nev.; a brother, Marvin Ross, Kansas City; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services will be announced by Jewell E. Windle-Cantrell of Springfield. From the Springfield News-Leader, 23 May 2005 Stefanie E. Baker, 17, born on January 23, 1988, passed away May 17, 2005, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Jacksonville, N.C. She is survived by her father, David and Carla Baker of Springfield; her mother, Dinah and Mike Thompson of North Carolina; and a sister, Nicole Baker, and her three children, Mathew, MaKayla, and Caitlin Stevens, of Virginia; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Baker of Springfield, and Claudia Brinson of North Carolina; aunt, Cindy and Ralph Mabrier, of Springfield; two uncles, Bill Baker of Springfield, and Phil Baker and wife, Pat, of Topeka, Kan.; six cousins, Jay English, Tiffany and Lance Wood, Scott Baker, Cherie and Larry Durst, Clint and Jennifer Baker, and Craig Baker; and many other loving relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, in Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, in the funeral home. The family requests that donations be made in memory of Stefanie E. Baker to the Humane Society of Springfield. Our little lamb has left us, We could not bid her stay. Although we loved her dearly, Angels carried her away. From the Springfield News-Leader, 23 May 2005 Mr. John C. Mitchell, age 60, of Bolivar, Mo., passed away at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2005, in his home. He was born April 1, 1945, in Inglewood, Calif., to Amos Clark Mitchell and Ruby Irene (Martin) Mitchell. On June 1, 1967, he was united in marriage to Jo Ann Lombardi. He was retired. He was a member of Optimist and the National Rifle Association. Survivors include his wife, Jo Ann, of the home; a son, Cary Mitchell of Bolivar; a daughter, Alanna Lyons of Bolivar; one brother, Jim Mitchell and wife, Lindy, of Bolivar; one grandchild, Seth Mitchell of Bolivar; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Graveside services for Mr. John C. Mitchell will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, in Greenwood Cemetery, Bolivar, with Rev. Dan Adkison officiating. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight in Pitts Chapel in Bolivar. Arrangements are under the direction of Pitts Chapel. From the Springfield News-Leader, 23 May 2005 Evelyn Moore, 87, of Springfield, formerly of Ash Grove, passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2005, in Magnolia Square Health Care, Springfield. Evelyn was born in Dade County near Cane Hill on January 10, 1918, to Harvery Z. and Ruth Evans Montgomery. On November 13, 1942, she was united in marriage to Edward Moore. Ed preceded her in death on August 1, 1981. Before her marriage, Evelyn was a school teacher in rural Dade County. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Ash Grove and a member of Russell Chapter #109 Order of the Eastern Star. Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Ruth Montgomery; her husband, Ed; and two brothers, Rollo and Val Montgomery. She is survived by one sister, Bertha Prosise of Springfield; one sister-in-law, Eldorene Montgomery of Ozark; two nephews, Robert Prosise of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Mack Moore of Springfield; and two nieces, Dianne Rogers of Watauga, Texas, and Joann Henderson of Everton. Funeral services will be conducted today at 11 a.m. in Birch Funeral Home, Ash Grove, with the Rev. Tom Geer officiating. Burial will follow in Ash Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Ash Grove Christian Church. From the Springfield News-Leader, 23 May 2005 Bob Oster, 75, Gladstone, Mo., passed on May 18, 2005, of Diabetes complications. He is survived by his wife, Carol; daughter, Rhonda Marshall; grandson, Ryan of St. Louis; son, Bob Oster and wife, Sharon; and granddaughters, Paige and Marilyn of Springfield. Bob managed the local Royal Equipment Co. branch and was in Storage Equipment Material Handling Industry for over 40 years. He loved sports, Bridge and his dog, Dude. His body was donated to Science. Memorial services will be held in Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 291 Hwy., Liberty, Mo., at 11 a.m. on June 5, 2005. From the Springfield News-Leader, 23 May 2005 Margaret Louise Stone, 75, Billings, born Nov. 5, 1929, died May 21, 2005, surrounded by family and friends in her home. She leaves behind a daughter, Sharon Ann Adair and husband, Lee, Billings; two sons, Don Stone, Sr., and wife, Dorothy, Billings, and James Stone, of the home; a brother, Wayne Batson and wife, Tootie, Billings; four granddaughters, Cynthia Stone, Teaerra, Keana, and Asia Adair; three grandsons, Doug, Don, Jr., and Earnie Stone; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2005, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. in Springfield National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, in the funeral home. From the Springfield News-Leader, 22 May 2005 Geneva Barnhart, 89, Springfield, passed away at 11:30 p.m. on May 20, 2005, in the Christian Health Care East, Springfield, Mo. Geneva was united in marriage to Leon E. Barnhart and to this union four children were born. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; four brothers; one sister; one son; and one granddaughter. She is survived by two daughters, Shirley and Charles Gossett of Hermitage, and Barbara and Ronald Parton of Springfield, Mo.; one son and his wife, Kent and Judy Barnhart of Buffalo, Mo.; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and many other friends and relatives. She was a member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God. Visitation is from 6 to 7 p.m. tonight and services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, in Walnut Lawn Funeral Home in Springfield, with burial in Mt. Comfort Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice or the American Cancer Society. Friends may sign the guest register online at www.walnutlawnfuneralhome.com From the Springfield News-Leader, 22 May 2005 Patricia Ann Bethel, 58, of Hollister, died Tuesday, May 17 at her residence. Memorial services will be Tuesday, May 24 at 2 p.m. in the Riverdale Baptist Church, just South of Nixa. Cremation was under the direction of Whelchel Funeral Chapel. From the Springfield News-Leader, 22 May 2005 Mary Edith Bloomer, age 88, of Sparta, passed away in her home on Friday, May 20, 2005. She was born March 10, 1917, near Sparta, the daughter of Charles and Nellie (Loveland) Bledsoe. On May 18, 1935, she and Oren Bloomer were united in marriage. Mrs. Boomer was a homemaker and a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a longtime member of Sparta Church of Christ. Survivors include three children, Nellie Ann Speak, Sparta, O. Franklin Bloomer and his wife, Letha Rae, Sparta, and Mary Jo Cox and her husband, Dwight, Ozark; 12 grandchildren, Raymond Speak, Cheryl Friend and husband, Mark, Teresa Jones and husband, Rick, Melinda Jester and husband, Terry, Taye Verfurth and husband, Jerry, Trent Bloomer, Twyla Collins, Renee Newman, Gregg Cox and wife, Kathy, Shelly Hughes and husband, Wayne, Amy Knight and husband, Jeff, and Colby Cox and wife, Stacy; 25 great-grandchildren; six great-greatgrandchildren; nieces and nephews; other relatives; and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Oren, in 2000; two sisters, Elsie Miller and Mabel Roller; a brother, Frank Bledsoe; and her parents. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Community Hospices, Dr. Mangum and his nurse, Carolyn, for their loving care. Funeral services are at 3 p.m. today in the Sparta Church of Christ with Greeley Kirkpatrick and Ted Spencer officiating. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. in the church. Burial will follow in Sparta Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospices of America, or Fair Haven Children's Home, in care of Adams Funeral Home, 504 W. Walnut, Ozark, MO 65721. From the Springfield News-Leader, 22 May 2005 Paul "Tommy" Howard Breesawitz, age 74, Springfield, went to be with his Lord at 12:07 p.m. on May 19, 2005, in Cox South. He was born August 24, 1930, in Enid, Okla., the son of Louis and Hazel Breesawitz. He served his country during the Korean War as a PFC in the U.S. Marines. He was a member of the VFW Post 3404 and the Knights of Columbus. He spent his working days as a Master Custodian that he acquired from Hickman Mills College. He worked at Drury College for a short time, five years at Pleasant Hope Grade School, and retired from SMS after 10 years of service. Paul enjoyed fishing, wood carving, gardening, and playing bingo. He was an avid CB'er. He was a member of St. Joseph Church. Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers, Louis and Bill; and a grandson, Jason. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ambie, of the home; his brother, Richard of Lee's Summit; two sons, Paul of the home, and John and his wife, Joyce, of Pleasant Hope; three daughters, Alyce and husband, Jim Edwards, of Pleasant Hope, Teresa and husband, Lonnie Jones, of Willard, and Mary and husband, Martin Allen, of Napa, Calif.; eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2005, in St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Denis Dougherty, OSB celebrant, under the direction of Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel. Burial will follow in Missouri Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m., with a prayer service beginning at 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 23, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Kitchen or the National Diabetes Association. From the Springfield News-Leader, 22 May 2005 Vera M. Carver, 59, Springfield, passed away on Friday, May 20, 2005, at 8:27 p.m. in Cox South Hospital following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Graveside services will be held under the direction of Thieme- Shadel-Hicks Funeral Service at White Chapel on Tuesday, May 24, 2005, at 2 p.m., in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Monday, May 23, 2005, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made in Vera's memory to the American Cancer Society, 3322 S. Campbell, Suite R, Springfield, MO 65807, with envelopes provided at the funeral home. From the Springfield News-Leader, 22 May 2005 Sarah Madeleine Fergus was born on July 26, 1911, in Pawnee Co., Kansas. She passed away on May 18, 2005, in San Antonio, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville Fergus. Survivors include two daughters, Orvileino Fergus of San Antonio, Texas, and Sue Reed and husband, Herschel of Springfield, Mo.; one son, Doral Fergus and wife, Wendy of LaCygne, Kansas; three grandson, David Fergus, Anthony Fergus and wife, Nicole, and Christopher Fergus; one great-granddaughter, Maddox Fergus. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, 2005, at the Fordland Cemetery, Fordland, Mo., under direction of the Preston- Marsh Funeral Home, Rogersville. Friends will meet at the funeral home on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. From the Springfield News-Leader, 22 May 2005 Mrs. Georgia M. Garner, 91, Springfield, Mo., was born June 22, 1913, in Bailey, Texas, to George and Francis Sudduth, and passed away at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19, 2005, in Woodland Manor. She was a homemaker. Survivors include one daughter, Norma Warner and husband, Howard; one son, Bill Lawson and wife, Judy; stepdaughter, Barbara Garity; nine grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, and several great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Garner; and one son, Dr. B.G. Lawson. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, May 23, 2005, in Greenlawn Funeral Home North with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation is 7 to 9 p.m. this evening in the funeral home. From the Springfield News-Leader, 22 May 2005 Charles T. Garvin, 83, Springfield, passed away at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2005, in St. John's Regional Health Center. He was born March 28, 1922, in Coldwater, Michigan, the son of Milton and Gertrude (Thomason) Garvin. Charles was a retired Lieutenant Colonel for the United States Air Force and was a pilot for private corporations. Charles is survived by his wife, Ethel L. Garvin; a son and his wife, David and Linda Garvin, Springfield; a daughter and her husband, Phyllis and Gary George, Mililani, Hawaii; five grandchildren, Kimberly Rhinds, Jennifer and Christopher George, Heather Wommack and Hillary Garvin; and two greatgrandchildren, John and Alexandria Rhinds. Graveside services with full military honors will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 23, 2005, in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, under the direction of Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home. Friends may call anytime after 10 a.m. Sunday in the funeral home. From the Springfield News-Leader, 22 May 2005 Morris D. "Sonny" Jarvis Sonny passed on to a greater life to walk with the Lord on May 18, 2005, at Cox South Hospital at 3 p.m. Sonny was born on May 28, 1955, to Dwight W. and Pauline Jarvis in Sedalia, Mo. Sonny grew up in the Springfield area. At the age of 16, he suffered a spinal cord injury during football practice for Glendale High School. After the accident he was left paralyzed from the chest down. Sonny graduated from Kickapoo High School in 1974 and then attended the University of Missouri for a couple of years. In 1976 Sonny went to work for Southwestern Bell Telephone in the Accounting Department. In 1981 Sonny began working as a dispatcher for the Greene County Sheriff's Department, under Sheriff John T. Pierpont. He retired in 1990 for health reasons. After retirement, Sonny spent most of his time as an Amateur Radio Operator where he made many friends all over the world. He was also a very active member of Army MARS. Sonny was an inspiration to all who knew him. Sonny enjoyed fishing and hunting, always bringing home a big prize. Sonny was preceded in death by his father, Dwight W. "Bill" Jarvis. He is survived by: mother, Pauline Jarvis of Elk Creek, Mo.; brother, Joe W. Jarvis and his wife, Mary of Fair Grove; niece, Dawn Cowles and her husband, Brian, and their two daughters, Morgan and Brianna of Springfield; nephew, Jason Jarvis and niece, Laura Jarvis, both of Fair Grove; and a number of other aunts, uncles and cousins. A very special thank you to Uncle Charlie and Aunt Bill, who spent many hours with Sonny during his last few weeks of life. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, May 23, in Greenlawn Funeral Home North with burial in Hopedale Cemetery, Ozark. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. this evening, May 22, in the funeral home. From the Springfield News-Leader, 22 May 2005 Jewell Sifferman Johnson, 94, of Halltown, passed away on Saturday morning, May 21, 2005, in St. John's Hospital following a one year illness. Jewell was born in Greene County and was a lifelong resident of the Halltown and Ash Grove areas. She was a homemaker and retired educator. She graduated from Halltown High School and Southwest Missouri State University. Teaching in the rural school of Gray Community then in Halltown, Fair Play rural school and retiring from Miller School District in 1973, after 38 years of service. She was a member of the Mt. Vernon Church of Christ. Jewell Sifferman and Edwin Johnson were united in marriage on June 3, 1934. To this union one daughter was born. Together they were privileged to share 62 years. He preceded her in death on September 29, 1996. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one brother, John D. Sifferman; and two sisters, June A. Sifferman and Lorene Murray. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Frances D. and husband, Gary Duvall, of Lockwood, Mo.; two granddaughters, Kelly and husband, Von Keith, and Jill Duvall; two great-grandsons, Cory and Riley Keith, all of Ash Grove; one brother, Lon Sifferman, Jr., of Tulsa, Okla.; and one sister, Nell Johnson of Clairmore, Okla. Services will be Tuesday, May 24, 2005, at 2:30 p.m. in Wilson Brim Daniel Chapel, Ash Grove, with Tim Lewis, Bob Kirkley, and Ed Pearson officiating, with interment following in Rock Prairie Cemetery, Halltown. Friends may call after 4:30 p.m. Monday, in the Ash Grove Chapel where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. From the Springfield News-Leader, 22 May 2005 Mr. Cleo Clifford "C.C." Porter, 94, Mtn. Grove, a retired machinist, died at 9:27 p.m. Thursday, May 19, 2005. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, May 23, 2005, in South Street Church of God with burial in Hillcrest Cemetery, Mtn. Grove. Visitation will be 9 to 11 a.m., before service, in the church. Viewing will be today, May 22, from 2 to 5 p.m. in Craig-Hurtt-Bradley Funeral Home, Mtn. Grove. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to South Street Church of God. From the Springfield News-Leader, 22 May 2005 Bobby Eugene Roy, 78, Clever, passed away at 5:12 a.m. Friday, May 20, 2005, in Cox South Hospital, Springfield. He was born May 16, 1927, in Stone County, Mo., to Leonard and Auda Day (Gilmore) Roy. He was united in marriage to Freda Maples July 26, 1946. Early in their married life, they lived and worked their dairy farm in Stone County where they raised their two sons. Later, he worked in construction operating heavy equipment. He also drove a Hurley school bus for 17 years. Bob was a member of Union Ridge Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran. His parents; two brothers, Junior and Tommy; and two sisters, Steva Mills and Vernice Roy, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Freda; his two sons and their spouses, Denny and Freddie Ray Roy, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Kenny and Linda Roy, Aurora; two sisters, Louella McCurry, Nixa, and Bonnie Hedgpeth and husband, J.B., Springfield; six grandchildren; Aaron Roy, Corey Roy, Misty Severs, Bridget Ewing, Tonia Hall, and Dustin Roy; seven great-grandchildren; other relatives; and a host of friends. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, May 22, 2005, in Meadors Funeral Home, Clever, with Revs Ron Hensley, Larry Winfree, and Leeroye Maples officiating. Burial will follow in Union Ridge Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 to 6 p.m. today, in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Jamesville Baptist Church. From the Springfield News-Leader, 22 May 2005 Wayne Sanders, 84, of Ash Grove, passed away on Thursday evening, May 19, 2005, in his home surrounded by his loving family, following an extended illness. Wayne was born in Wheatland, Wyo., graduated from Ash Grove High School in 1938, and attended Draughons Business College in Springfield. He moved to Kansas and lived in Fort Scott and Fredonia, where he was in business with Ray Sheppard Ford Motor Company. He moved to Willard, Mo., in 1959, and was employed with Mid-America Dairy in the warehouse for 25 years, retiring in 1983. He moved to Ash Grove in 1987, where he and Elva have been very active since their retirement. He was an active and faithful member of the Ash Grove First Christian Church, where he served as an elder. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was a member of the Ash Grove V.F.W. Post 2293. He was active with the senior citizens organization, where he had served on the board for the Sunshine Senior Center and had worked with the Meals on Wheels program. Wayne and Elva Coppinger were united in marriage on October 11, 1945. To this union two daughters were born. Together they were privileged to share over 59 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest E. and Sarah West Sanders; and one brother, Carl Sanders. He is survived by his wife, Elva, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Charlotte and husband, Jim Quarles, of Springfield, and Naomi and husband, Gene Kinslow, of Fordland; five grandsons, Andrew Kinslow, Christopher and wife, Samantha Kinslow, Matthew and wife, Reta Quarles, Joshua and wife, Amanda Quarles, and Zachary Quarles; three great-grandchildren, Charles Kinslow, and Mattison and Logan Quarles; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Trenton and Peyton Mayberry; one brother, Harold Eugene and Nadene of Verona, Mo.; and three sisters, Reta Buckner of Ash Grove, Mary and husband, C.N. Cowlfield, of Springfield, and Ann Tartar of Miller, Mo. Services will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2005, at 10:30 a.m. in Wilson Brim Daniel Chapel, Ash Grove, with Rev. Tom Greer officiating. Interment following in Ash Grove Cemetery, with Military Rites under the auspices of the Missouri Honors "Bravo" Team of Springfield. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Monday, in the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be given in his honor to Ash Grove First Christian Church or the Ash Grove V.F.W. Post #2293. From the Springfield News-Leader, 24 May 2005 Henry Joseph "Joe" Bohon, age 55, of Mount Vernon, Mo., died on Sunday, May 22, 2005, in Springfield, Mo. He was born in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Henry and Emilie Bohon. Joe was a Vietnam Veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and retired from Valley Hope Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center as a counselor. He is survived by his wife, Mary; son, James Bohon; daughter, Angela Bogdanowicz; step-sons, Ernie Douglas and Daniel Douglas; mother, Emilie Hansen; brother, John; sisters, Betty Potter and Ann Newman; one grandson; and six step-grandchildren. Joe was preceded in death by his father, Henry, and step-father, Harold Hansen. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 25, in First Baptist Church, Mt. Vernon, Mo. Burial will be in Fort Leavenworth, Kan., on Thursday, May 26. Arrangements are being made through Greenlawn Funeral Home North in Springfield, Mo. From the Springfield News-Leader, 24 May 2005 Robert M. Canard, age 86, of Dallas, Texas, formerly of Ozark, passed away on Sunday. A graveside funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, in Ozark City Cemetery, under the direction of Adams Funeral Home,Ozark. Visitation is from 4:30 to 6 p.m. tonight in the funeral home. From the Springfield News-Leader, 24 May 2005 Robert S. Darby, 91, son of Dr. R.E. Darby, DDS/MD and Mattie Darby, was born August 20, 1913, and died May 22, 2005. Mr. Darby was a Staff Sgt. in the U.S. Air Force serving in Italy as a radar technician for over two years. After returning to Springfield from World War II, he worked for Keller Wholesale Grocer Company, Lines Music Co., and Burks Machinery Co. He was predeceased by his parents and a brother, Wendell Darby. Graveside services for Mr. Darby will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, in Maple Park Cemetery under the direction of Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home. Donations in his memory may be made to the Council of Churches. From the Springfield News-Leader, 24 May 2005 Phoebe Nan Glover was born September 12, 1908, in Fair Grove, Mo., to I.W. Wingo and Julia McKee Wingo. She died May 21, 2005. She was one of 14 children of the Wingo family. She had two half- brothers, a half-sister, seven brothers, and three sisters, all of whom preceded her in death. She was married to Walter Lloyd Glover for more than 50 years, until his death in 1977. They owned and operated a grocery store on East High Street in Springfield for more than 30 years. She was a member of Dale Street United Methodist Church. Mrs. Glover is survived by her nephews, Stanley Prater, Austin, Texas, Samuel Prater, Sun City West, Ariz., Charles William Wingo, Texas, and Garth Wingo, Hot Springs, Ark.; nieces, Susan Miracle, Grand Junction, Colo., and Betti R. Trout, Columbia, Tenn.; greatnephews, Steve Prater, Austin, Texas, and Walter Prater, San Jose, Calif.; greatnieces, Sharon Lindemann, Austin, Texas, Kesta Higginbotham, Eden Prarie, Minnesota, Debbie Fuchs, Kansas City, Mo., and Julia Falke, Wichita, Kan.; and many more nephews, nieces, greatnephews, and great- nieces. The casket will be open in Greenlawn Funeral Home North after 5 p.m. on Wednesday. There will be no other visitation. A graveside service will be held in Greenlawn Cemetery on Thursday, May 26, 2005, at 2 p.m. It is respectfully requested that no flowers be sent. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Dale Street United Methodist Church or to the charity or organization of your choice. From the Springfield News-Leader, 24 May 2005 Shelly M. James, age 30, Springfield, died in a motorcycle accident. She was born August 14, 1974, in Springfield, Mo., and graduated from Willard High School. She worked in insurance for O'Reilly Auto Parts and was a member of Freemont Baptist Church. She was united in marriage to Edward James on December 17, 2004, in Las Vegas, Nev. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Melvin Pinkman. She is survived by her parents, Ronald and Sheril Pinkman; brothers, Ronnie and Shannon Pinkman, and Kevin and Jennifer Hale; several nieces and nephews; and other loving relatives and friends. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 26, in Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Visitation will be on from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, in the funeral home. From the Springfield News-Leader, 24 May 2005 Norma Jean Lodwick-Meier was born in Mascoutah, Ill., June 24, 1933, to Alfred and Caroline (Hanft) Meier. She died at 10:15 p.m. Saturday in Maranatha Manor Nursing Home in Springfield at the age of 71. She is survived by eight children: Cindy Keuhner; Carolyn Cullen; John Lodwick, Jr.; Ronald Lodwick; Sherri Reinhold; Terri Ferguson; Tammi Workman; and Kelly Turner; 17 grandchildren; five great- grandchildren; a sister, Marlene (Meier) Smith; a brother, Bill Meier; and four nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Noah Phillip Farr; husband, John Lodwick, Sr.; and a daughter, Marilyn Farr. Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 12 noon today, in Moll Funeral Home, Mascoutah, Ill. Graveside services are at 2 p.m. today in Mascoutah Cemetery. From the Springfield News-Leader, 24 May 2005 Gladys Marie Muse, 75, Springfield, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2005, in Manorcare. She retired from St. John's as a switchboard operator. Gladys was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, William Albert Muse; son, Jerry Rex Muse; granddaughter, Cheridea Muse; mother, Bethel Kesterson; and father, John Kesterson. Survivors include stepmother, Ruth Kesterson; stepmother-in-law, Mary Muse; children, Michael Muse, John and wife, Sharon Muse, Chuck Muse, Peggy and husband, David Reynolds, and Henry and wife, Debra Muse; 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; sister, Opal Hicks; brother, Kenny and wife, Jean Kesterson; sister-in-law, Lee Behrens; brother-in-law and wife, D.J. and Jeanne Muse; sisterin-law, Oatie Muse; half-brothers, John and David Kesterson; other relatives, nieces and nephews. Gladys was a loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt. She will be greatly missed by all. She touched the lives of many. Gladys never knew a stranger and her door was always open. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2005, in Danforth Cemetery. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. this evening, May 24, in Greenlawn Funeral Home North. From the Springfield News-Leader, 24 May 2005 Crystal June Hill Oliver, 69, of Buffalo, passed away on May 16, 2005, in the Colonial Springs Nursing Home in Buffalo, Mo. June was born June 8, 1935, in Buffalo to Jesse and Pearl Hill. She graduated from Dallas County R-I Schools in 1953, and received her nursing degree in Louisiana. She was a registered nurse at Cox North Hospital for several years until she was forced into early retirement to care for her Crohns Disease. June was the longest living Crohns patient in Missouri. Her passion for life was to care for her cats. She had many over the years and each one was special to her. June was also an avid lover of motorcycles and vintage automobiles. She enjoyed all her many friends and neighbors in the same Buffalo neighborhood home where her parents had lived. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Jerry Oliver. She is survived by one brother and his wife, Howard and Geraldine Hill of Buffalo. No services were held as requested by the deceased. Cremation preparation was by Greenlawn Funeral Home. She was buried in Fraker Cemetery in Dallas County. Mrs. Oliver requested that in lieu of flowers, donations should be made to "All Creatures" P.O. Box 257, Buffalo, Mo. From the Springfield News-Leader, 24 May 2005 Sylvia Ann Prier Owen, age 87, of Springfield, died in her home on Sunday, May 22, 2005. She was born November 10, 1917, in Stone County, Mo., the daughter of Iowa and Myrtle Mason Prier. On August 17, 1940, she and Melvin R. Owen were united in marriage. Sylvia graduated from Springfield Senior High School and from Burge School of Nursing. She practiced as a registered nurse for many years. Sylvia was a member of Hillcrest Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed her many years of gardening at her home built by her husband, Melvin. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; three sisters; and her beloved husband of 58 years, Melvin Owen. She is survived by a brother, Fred Prier and his wife, Martha; and many nieces and nephews. Graveside services, under the care of Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home, will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 25, in Greenlawn Cemetery. There is no visitation planned, however, friends may call from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today in the funeral home. From the Springfield News-Leader, 24 May 2005 James "Russell" Pool, son of Guy Vest and Fay Minnie Odom Pool was born March 14, 1923, near Seymour in Wright County, Mo., and he departed this life Sunday, May 22, 2005, in Doctor's Hospital, Springfield, Mo., at the age of 82 years, two months, and eight days. He was raised in the Seymour area and graduated from Seymour High School in the Class of 1942. He was united in marriage to Betty Loretta Williams on February 8, 1943, and to this union three sons and one daughter were born. Russell served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and began working for Frisco Railroad after the service, where he was a station agent and telegrapher until his retirements in 1983. Then, he and Betty moved to the Fair Grove area to make their home. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brotherin-law, Dean Holcomb. He is survived by his wife, Betty, of the home; three sons and their wives, Rodney and Carol Pool, Fair Grove, Stephen and Rhonda Pool, Plato, and Jeffrey and Martha Pool, Seymour; one daughter and her husband, Lisa and Neil Underwood, Springfield; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Eleanor Holcomb, Seymour; one nephew and two nieces; other relatives; and many friends. Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2005, in Seymour Masonic Cemetery with Rev. Roy Cantrell officiating and under direction of Holman-Howe Funeral Home, Seymour. Visitation is from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Seymour Community Pool Project in care of the funeral home at P.O. Box 366, Seymour, MO 65746. From the Springfield News-Leader, 24 May 2005 Margaret Elizabeth Sullivan, 82, Springfield, passed away Sunday morning, May 22, 2005, in her home. Miss Sullivan was born March 27, 1923, to John and Mary (Donnelly) Sullivan. She volunteered many hours to St. Agnes Cathedral and St. John's Hospital. She is survived by her sister, Sr. Mary Paulina Sullivan, BVM of Rock Island, Ill.; several cousins; and many friends. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 27, 2005, in St. Agnes Cathedral with Father Marek Bozek celebrant. Burial will be at a later date in Mount St. Marys Cemetery in Kansas City, Mo., under the care of Herman H. Lohmeyer Funeral Home, 500 E. Walnut. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2005, with the prayer services starting at 7 p.m. all in the funeral home. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. Agnes Cathedral Foundation for the Future, 533 S. Jefferson, Springfield, MO 65806. From the Springfield News-Leader, 24 May 2005 Mr. Thomas E. Ward, age 77, Mayfield, Ky., died at 9:55 a.m. on Friday, May 20, 2005, in Lourdes Hospital. He was a Korean War Air Force Veteran, and a member of First Christian Church in Willow Springs, Mo. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Elliott Ward; two brothers, Samuel and Otis Ward; one sister, Mary Ellen Nelson; and parents, Thomas Jefferson and Mary (Spitzig) Ward. He is survived by sisters, Margaret Cox, Warrensburg, Mo., Mildred Lorton, Willow Springs, Mo., and Ruth Cox, Vicksburg, Miss.; as well as several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Monday, May 23, in Mayfield Memory Gardens, with Military Rites conducted by American Legion Post #26. From the Springfield News-Leader, 25 May 2005 Rome Owen Freeman went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, May 23, 2005, after a courageous seven month battle with cancer. He was born March 4, 1937, in Marlow, Oklahoma, to Neal A. and Ruby J. Freeman. The family moved to the Great Bend, Kansas, area when he was a small child and he graduated from Great Bend High School in 1955. He attended Central Bible College, Springfield, Mo., and transferred to Wichita State University. He was united in marriage to Clydene Stancer on October 19, 1957, in Wichita, Kan., and began a career in insurance sales with Prudential Insurance Company. They lived the first 20 years of their marriage in Wichita. To this union three children were born and in 1978 they moved to Springfield, Mo. Rome's career was primarily in insurance sales but for the last ten years has worked in his son, Kent's, business at Innovative Resources as Technical Operations Manager. He is survived by his wife of 47 years; their daughter, Roma and her husband, Mike Peace of Harlingen, Texas; and two sons, Kent and his wife, Laura Freeman of Springfield, Derek and his wife, Cindy of Nixa. His seven grandchildren, Aaron and Grant Peace, Ryan, Trent and Shyanne, Samantha and Brian Freeman. Rome had one brother, Rev. N. Royal Freeman of Tacoma, Wash., and a sister, Connie Wilson of Borger, Texas. He has six nieces and nephews and numerous friends, whom he loved dearly. Rome's was a life of service to God, family and friends. He belonged to Southeast Lion's Club, was chairman of the board of Teen Challenge of the Ozarks and served on the board of Victory Mission and church boards in Wichita and Springfield. He was a member of James River Assembly and served as a greeter, table leader and on the prayer team. Visitation will be Wednesday at Walnut Lawn Funeral Home from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at James River Assembly's Clark Chapel. Interment will be in Maple Park Cemetery, Springfield. The family requests memorials be made to Teen Challenge of the Ozark, P.O. Box 2006, Branson West, Mo 65737. From the Springfield News-Leader, 25 May 2005 Richard Lee Monteer was born February 18, 1963, in Kansas City, Mo., and departed this life on Sunday, May 22, 2005, at Cox South Hospital after a long illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Charlotte Monteer, and one sister, Rhonda Monteer. Richard is survived by his wife, Sarah, of the home. He is survived by his children, Joseph and Jennifer, of the home; and his nephew, Joshua, of the home. He is also survived by two brothers, Vernie and Melinda Monteer of Springfield, Mo., and Carl and Judy Monteer of Holden, Mo.; one sister, Doreen Monteer of Kansas City, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews. Richard and his family moved to Springfield in 1999. He was a construction worker, working in siding and masonry. Richard was a member of the Sunset Church of Christ. A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 26, 2005, a t7 p.m. at the Sunset Church of Christ building, located at 1222 W. Sunset, Springfield, Mo. Richard was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew him. From the Springfield News-Leader, 25 May 2005 Billy Earl Robinson, 84, passed away May 23, 2005, in his home. He was born November 9, 1920, in Springfield, Mo., and is survived by his wife, Betty; sons, Richard and wife, Linda of Las Vegas; Billy and wife, Becky of Springfield; Chris and wife, Suzy of Tulsa; brother, George Robinson of Republic; sister, Maxine Kasuta of South Daytona, Fla.; four grandchildren, Kathy Robinson of Las Vegas; Richie Robinson of Springfield; Mallory and MacKenzie Robinson of Tulsa; and two great- grandchildren, Brandon and Tanar Robinson of Las Vegas. Bill was an avid sportsman in the 1930s and 1940s. He was an elder in The Ritter Springs Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses for 45 years. He will best be remembered for his thousands of visits to local hospitals as he worked closely with The Hospital Liason Committee of Jehovah's Witnesses. His selfless dedication was appreciated by hundreds of patients. He also spent countless hours each month sharing his Bible hope with others. He truly believed in a resurrection of the dead on earth and he now awaits that promise. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 28, 2005, at The Ritter Springs Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Society's Kingdom Hall Fund, c/o Ritter Springs Congregation, 2857 N. East Avenue, Springfield, MO 65803. From the Springfield News-Leader, 25 May 2005 Linden John Short departed this life on Sunday, May 22, 2005, at the age of 23 following a valiant effort to overcome injuries incurred in an automobile accident on December 30, 2003. Linden is the son of John and Maureen Short of Nevada and Linda Short of Carthage, Mo. Despite his short tenure on earth, Linden's desire to succeed and strong work ethic resulted in a high level of accomplishment by him. After graduating from Nevada High School in May 2000, Linden received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Southwest Missouri State University in December 2002. Upon completion of graduate school in December 2003, he received a Master of Business Administration Degree from Southwest Missouri State University. His career plan was to become a Certified Public Accountant. For three years during high school, Linden worked at Kentucky Fried Chicken/Taco Bell in Nevada. During college, he participated in a volunteer program which provided tax services to the needy and the elderly. For several months prior to his automobile accident he was Office Manager for Magic Autoland Sales and Finance. Linden's automobile accident occurred on a business trip to the St. Louis area in an attempt to gain new contracts for a business he had developed in conjunction with a friend. In addition to his parents, Linden is survived by a sister, Megan; two brothers, Ben and Ian; two grandmothers, Maxine Short and Doris Strumph; seven uncles, six aunts and two cousins. Linden was preceded in death by grandparents, Lavern Short, Raymond Allsbury, Helen Allsbury and Clem Strumph. Services in celebration of Linden's life will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2005, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, Mo., with Dr. William Cox officiating. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park in Nevada. Family visitation will precede the service beginning at 1:30 p.m. The Linden John Short Memorial Scholarship Fund is being established to benefit graduates of Nevada High School that exhibit the attributes which Linden demonstrated in his life. Contributions may be made in care of Ferry Funeral Home, 301 South Washington Street, Nevada, Missouri 64772. From the Springfield News-Leader, 25 May 2005 Fred Taylor was born Feb. 19, 1920, in Springfield, Mo., to Blanche (Thompson) Taylor and John Everett Taylor, and passed away Sunday, May 22 in Cox South. Fred was an over the road truck driver for Stafford Brothers and retired from Ash Grove Public Schools. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jerry; and four brothers, Everett, George, Cecil and Wayne. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Louise; a sister, Edith Lilley; four sisters-inlaw, Mary Taylor, Dorothy Taylor, Madeline Taylor, and Betty Taylor; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. Visitation is from 6t o8 p.m. today at Greenlawn South. Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with burial in Hazelwood Cemetery. From the Springfield News-Leader, 25 May 2005 Mt. Vernon - Wesley R. Vandergrift, 90, Mt. Vernon, passed away at 9:40 p.m. Monday, May 23, 2005, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. Services, under the direction of Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, Mt. Vernon, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in the Mt. Vernon IOOF Cemetery. From the Springfield News-Leader, 2 June 2005 William Preston Atnip, 68, died May 30, 2005, in his home in Springfield, Mo. Preston was born November 18, 1936, in Patterson, Mo., son of the late Herbert William and Lamoriah (Shearrer) Atnip. Preston married Helen Worley of Piedmont on June 19, 1955. She survives and resides in Springfield, Mo. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children: Brenda Roberts, of Springhill, Fla.; Bryan Atnip, of Topeka, Kan., and Regina Dodson, of Independence, Mo. He is also survived by one brother, Oresta Atnip, of Piedmont, Mo.; one granddaughter; and three great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra Atnip. Preston became a Christian at the age of 12 at the Lodi Church of the Nazarene and served the Lord throughout his life. He loved Southern Gospel music and played piano for the Ozark Harmony Boys. He later sang with the Little Brushy Quartet. He was a life-long resident of the Piedmont area and was known to many through various church and community activities. He served in various positions in the Piedmont First Church of the Nazarene, including Sunday School Superintendent. He also served on the Clearwater School Board in the 1970s. Preston delivered pallets for Worley Log and Lumber Company for nearly 40 years until his retirement in 2001. Funeral services are 4 p.m. today in the MorrisonWorley Funeral Chapel, Piedmont, Mo., with Rev. Grant Foster officiating. Interment will follow in the Piedmont Masonic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. From the Springfield News-Leader, 2 June 2005 Dorothy L. Bishop, age 68, of Springfield, passed away at 11:35 p.m. May 31, 2005. She was born to Wallace and Dolores Barrett on August 30, 1936. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters; one brother; and a son, Russell. She is survived by her husband, Wayne, of the home; a son, Larry and his wife, Pat; grandsons, Chris and Keith; grandson, Aaron and his mother, Lisa; one sister, Beverly Dunkle and husband, Roy; one brother, Tom Wilson and wife, Nancy; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be at Greenlawn North on Friday, June 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. Graveside services will be held at Greenlawn North at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 4. From the Springfield News-Leader, 2 June 2005 Carroll F. Christiansen, 83, Kimberling City, Mo., died at 9:48 a.m. May 31, 2005, in his home. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday, June 4, 2005, in Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Kimberling City, with burial following in Pinecrest Cemetery. Visitation is 6 to 7 p.m. Friday in Stumpff Funeral Home South, Kimberling City. From the Springfield News-Leader, 2 June 2005 Carol Ann Cermak Downs, 58, of Springfield, passed away Monday, May 30, at 4:10 p.m. in Cox Hospital South. Services will be held Friday, June 3, at 11 a.m. in the Birch Funeral Home in Ash Grove. No visitation. The body has been cremated and the remains will be scattered at a later date. From the Springfield News-Leader, 2 June 2005 William David "Lum" Edwards, 67, of Powersite, Mo., died Monday, May 30 in Skaggs Community Hospital. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Friday, June 3 in the Forsyth Whelchel Chapel, with burial following in Edwards Cemetery, Kirbyville. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral chapel. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3322 S. Campbell, Ste. R, Springfield, MO 65807. From the Springfield News-Leader, 2 June 2005 Funeral services for Deborah Ann Elmore, 45, of Marionville, will be at 10 a.m. today in the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora. Burial will be in Spring River Cemetery in Verona. She is survived by three daughters, Dawn Elmore of Billings, Crystal Elmore of Aurora, and Brandi Elmore of Verona; three grandsons; two granddaughters; her parents, Richard and Jeanette Brouillard of Augusta, Ga.; sister, Brenda Cole, of Indianapolis, Ind.; three brothers, Bruce Brouillard of Pittsburg, Pa., and Rick Brouillard of Joplin; and her former husband, Michael Elmore of Aurora. From the Springfield News-Leader, 2 June 2005 Robert Raymond Franson, 81, died May 29, 2005, in Elfindale Manor. He grew up in the rich farming country of eastern Nebraska, in a town of fewer than 3,000 residents. His ancestors were Swedish and Norwegian pioneer homesteaders on the plains, where they fought icy winters and sweltering summers to coax corn and wheat from the rich, black soil. Passions of his life were his wife, caring, sensitive, loving, bubbly, never disheartened June, who died in 2003; his four children, and his four step-children; a compelling love for flyfishing, which took him to beautiful places in the Ozarks and the West, and an uncompromising and hollering devotion to the Nebraska Huskers, fivetime national champions. He always accepted, goodnaturedly, the jabs taken at his hometown, and wrote a novel, Second Bridge, trying to capture the atmosphere of life in the little Nebraska village in the searing Great Depression summer of 1936. In World War II, Bob served briefly in the infantry and then almost three years in the Army Air Corps as a radio operator-gunner on B25s. He graduated in 1949 from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and worked on two Nebraska newspapers, first as a reporter, and later as a news editor, before moving to the Springfield Leader and Press as a copy editor in 1952. In the 1960s he became editor of the Springfield Daily News and in 1972 was named city editor of the Leader and Press, assistant managing editor and later editorial page editor of the Daily News, where writing editorials, he believed was truly rewarding. After retiring, he wrote a weekly column on flyfishing. It dealt primarily with friends who shared his love for rivers like the North Fork, White and magical Crane Creek, and he traveled West to fish in Yellowstone Park, Idaho, and Montana, where with wife, June, a fast learner, took to the basics of flyfishing on a two week trip. He agreed with Ernest Hemingway's son who said the push of water on a fisherman's legs makes him think and feel, and to understand a river is: "never quite and (the) same from one day to the next." Bob was an early advocate of catch and release fishing and lived to see many of the best trout streams managed under a no-kill policy. He was a charter member of Messiah Lutheran Church and, after his marriage to June, a member of University Heights Baptist Church. Bob often said that Christian Faith and modern medical science, particularly heart research, probably added ten years to his life. Survivors are son, Scot and wife, Jean, and grandson, Sean, Springfield; son, Raymond and wife, Jacqueline, Kansas City; son, Robert and wife, Vicky, and grandson, Jacob, Jefferson City; daughter, Leslie of San Diego, Calif.; step-son-in-law, Robert Andrews, Nashville, Tenn., widower of the late Holly Robinett Andrews and their children, McKenzie and McGregor; three step-sons and their wives, Warren and Maureen Robinett, Chapel Hill, N.C., and children, Blake and Ballard; Mark Robinett, Ozark, and children, Robert, Dustin, Talena, and Monique; David Robinett and wife, Pilar Jacobson, Overland Park, Kan., and children, Luc and Carly. Visitation will be at Gorman-Scharpf Chapel from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2005, with a memorial service at 1:30 p.m., with Rev. Michael Olmsted officiating. Private burial services will be held in Missouri Veterans Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Mizzou Annual Fund, 401 Reynolds Alumni and Visitors Center, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211. From the Springfield News-Leader, 2 June 2005 Ruby Marie "Tommye" Holloway, Blue Eye, Missouri, daughter of Roscoe and Clara Godfrey was born November 18, 1926, in Carrier Mills, Illinois. At about age six, her mother decided that she was definitely displaying the tendency t ob ea tomboy and started calling her "Tom". The name stuck and soon became "Tommye" and that is the name that most people knew her by for the rest of her life. Most of the people who knew Tommye would agree that she lived her life with the utmost dignity and that is how she departed life on May 31, 2005. Tommye was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Irving B. "Irv" Holloway. Survivors include her only child, David Basler and his wife, Carol of Webb City, Missouri; two granddaughters, Kasha Hayes of Joplin, Missouri, and Kimberley Carter of Anderson, Missouri; four great-grandchildren, Austin Hayes of Joplin, Missouri, and Kristen, Allison and Summer Dawn Carter of Anderson, Missouri. Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 5, 2005, in Stumpff Chapel-South, Kimberling City. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Cancer Society. From the Springfield News-Leader, 2 June 2005 Mary E. Vinton went home to be with the Lord at her home in Strafford on May 30, 2005. She was the fifth of seven children born to Alta Culen Mansfield and Kelly O. Fralick. She graduated from Poplar Bluff High School in 1941. She married John Campbell Vinton on March 17, 1953, in Springfield, Missouri. They made their home in Strafford, Missouri. Mary was the first woman ever elected to the Strafford School Board in the 1970s. She served as a representative to the Missouri State School Board Association in 1979. She served the school very well. Mary is survived by her two children, John Vinton, of the home, and Connie Vinton Schoepske, Waverly, Iowa; three granddaughters, Becka, Bethany and Brittany Schoepske, along with their father, Michael Schoepske, Waterloo, Iowa; three sisters, Mima Hooton, Eugene, Oregon, Helen Rains, Lee's Summit, Missouri, and Louise Hamilton, Springfield, Missouri; one brothers, Audry Fralick, Dexter, Missouri; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, John C., in 1989; her parents; a sister, Juanita Taylor, California; and one brother, Chester Fralick, Dexter, Missouri. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2005, at First Baptist Church in Strafford, Missouri. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today, June 2, 2005, at Greenlawn North in Springfield, Missouri. Memorials can be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund. From the Springfield News-Leader, 2 June 2005 Otto E. Wiseman Jr. of Hartville, Mo., passed away shortly after 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2005, at St. John's Hospital, Springfield, Mo. Junior was born on January 4, 1928, in Loring, Mo., to Otto and Ruby Wiseman. He married Doris Langston on July 25, 1946, in Salem, Ark. Doris preceded him in death on February 20, 1985. Junior retired from Erickson Transport after 35 years of service. He married Ilene Stewart in Eureka Springs, Ark., in August of 1996. Ilene was by his side at his death. Junior is survived by his four children: Rick Wiseman of Rogersville, his wife Cyndi, their two children, Tara and her husband, Chris Rasmussen, and their son, Cody, and Michael of Springfield; Bob Wiseman and wife, Bonnie of Grovespring, and their son, Robert of Springfield; Janet of Jefferson City, Mo., her husband, Scott Harris and their son, Ryan; Jim Wiseman of Jef- ferson City, his wife, Geri, and their two children, Derek and Lauren; Ilene's children, Teresa Street and John Stewart of Lebanon, and their extended families. He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Andrea. Otto was loved dearly by his family and friends and will be missed by all. Rev. Donald Gardner will be officiating. Services are pending at Holman-Howe Funeral Home, Hartville. From the Springfield News-Leader, 1 June 2005 Leota L. Bradbury, 90, former Safeways & Seneca IGAs cashier and homemaker, died Sun., May 29, 2005. Preceded in death by her husband, Gordon R.; parents; three brothers; two sisters; and one great-grandchild. Survivors are daughter, Dena and husband, Hobert King, of Sedgwick; brothers, Eugene David of Calgary, Canada, and Glenn David of Albany, Ore.; sister, Ilene Schloatman, Torrington, Wyo.; grand- children, Sherry and Kim Hulstine, Oklahoma City, Okla., Donna and Eddie Mauldin, Clearwater, Marianne and Gary Cook, Point Comfort, Texas, and Renae Dixon of Wichita; eight greatgrandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. A memorial has been established with Faith Baptist Church, 1408 W. 34th St. South, Wichita, KS 67217. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thurs., June 2, in Resthaven Mortuary, Wichita, Kan. From the Springfield News-Leader, 1 June 2005 Johnny Eugene Bumgarner, 81, of Rogersville, passed away at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 28, 2005, in his home. Gene was born on June 23, 1923, in Marshfield to John A. Bumgarner and Cora Jane Hobson Bumgarner. He was a graduate of Rogersville High School and member of the Rogersville First Baptist Church. Gene served in the U.S. Army in World War II and was a retired car salesman. He was married to Elsie Lea Batterson on January 30, 1948. Gene was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Eric Dean Bumgarner; and grandson, Matthew Jon Bumgarner; two brothers, Ivol and Cecil Bumgarner; two sisters, Nina King and Mary D'Andrea. Surviving are his wife, Elsie Lea Bumgarner, of the home; one son, Terry Gene Bumgarner and wife, Cathryn, of Sparta; five grandchildren, Sean Bumgarner and wife, Jessica, Nathan, Erin, Anna, and Andrew Bumgarner; four great-grandchildren, Dylan, Ryan, Matthew, and Elija Bumgarner; one sister, Emogene Hedgpeth of Rogersville; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be at 2 p.m. today in the Rogersville First Baptist Church with burial in the Holland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. John's Hospice. Military honors provided by Webster County Veterans Association. From the Springfield News-Leader, 1 June 2005 James "Duane" Dawson, 61, died Monday morning. Funeral services under the direction of Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 2, in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in Campground Cemetery. Visitation is from 7 to 9 tonight in the funeral home chapel. From the Springfield News-Leader, 1 June 2005 Funeral services for Earl Michael Elmore, Jr., two years old, Springfield, will be on Thursday, June 2, at 2 p.m. in the Hoefer Funeral Home, Higginsville, Mo. Interment will be in the Mt. Muncie Cemtery, Higginsville. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 Wed. evening in the Hoefer Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the Earl Michael Elmore, Jr., family fund through the funeral home. From the Springfield News-Leader, 1 June 2005 Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy M. Evans, 75, Bolivar, will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 3, in Murray Funeral Home. Interment will be in Springfield National Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. Memorial donations can be made to Alzheimer's Association of Southwest Missouri, 1500 S. Glenstone, Springfield, MO 65804. Mrs. Evans died Saturday, May 28, 2005 in Barone Care Center, Nevada. From the Springfield News-Leader, 1 June 2005 Marilyn Jeanette Hargus died Monday, May 30, 2005, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, Mo., surrounded by loving family and friends. The daughter of Leo and Ella Hamilton, she was born in Marshfield on August 11, 1943. Marilyn was retired from the Lee Company. She attended Black Oak Freewill Church near Marshfield. Marilyn loved country music and learned to play the electric organ for her family's and her own enjoyment. She was a caring wife and mother and a special "Grandma" to her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Nova, of the home; three sons, Kerry Hargus, Mike Hargus, Greg Hargus and wife, Johanna, all of Marshfield, Mo.; six grandchildren, Kristin Hargus, Springfield, Mo., Travis Hargus and Erin Hargus, both of Marshfield, Mo., Kayce Hargus, Houston, Texas, Emillee Hargus and Steffanne Hargus, both of Kansas City, Mo.; a great-granddaughter, Kiana; a brother, Kenneth Hamilton and wife, Marty, Houston, Texas; two sisters, Colleen Campbell and husband, Paul, Marshfield, Mo., and Bernita Hamilton, Anchorage, Ala. Funeral services for Marilyn J. Hargus will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 2, 2005, in Day Funeral Home, Marshfield, Mo., with Rev. Jack Day officiating. Burial will be in Marshfield Cemetery. Visitation is from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Black Oak Church and left at the funeral home. From the Springfield News-Leader, 1 June 2005 Rocky Dean Hicks, age 55, of Ozark, passed away on a beautiful Sunday morning, May 29, 2005, in Gary, Ind. He was born March 16, 1950, in Ava, the son of Cecil Paul Hicks and Delores Evans Hicks. He graduated from Mountain Grove High School, and served his country in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. Rocky had been a truck driver for over 20 years. He was presently employed by Erickson Transport in Springfield. He was a great husband to his wife, Betty, and a loving father to his three sons, Justin Hicks of Paul's Valley, Okla., Jubal Hicks of Nixa, and Cody Hicks of Ozark. He is also survived by two brothers, Rex Hicks of Nixa, and Rick Hicks; a niece, Amanda Hicks; and a nephew, Austin Hicks. Rocky will never be forgotten. Although he is lost from our lives, he is not lost from our hearts. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 4, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Reverend Daren Roten officiating. Burial will follow in Hopedale Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, in the funeral home. "God love you and keep you until we meet again." From the Springfield News-Leader, 1 June 2005 Dayton H. Jones, 82, Springfield, passed away at 1:15 p.m. Monday, May 30, 2005, in Magnolia Square. He was born August 10, 1922, in Aurora, Mo., the son of William Lee and Susie Jane Haworth Jones. Dayton grew up in Aurora and was a graduate of Aurora High School. He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran and served at sea in the Pacific Theatre. Dayton worked approximately 12 years for Trailmobile and retired in 1985 from Loren Cook Company after 27 years of service. He moved to Springfield prior to his military service. He was member of Sunset Church of Christ and American Legion Post #676. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Monroe, William, and Kenneth Jones; and one sister, Arlene Husmann. Dayton is survived by his wife of 64 years, Vonda Maxine Jones, of the home; a son, Danny Ray Jones, Springfield; a brother and his wife, Larry and Barbara Jones, Germantown, Md.; a sister and her husband, Imogene and Floyd Foster, Neosho, Mo.; seven nieces; and four nephews. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 2, 2005, in GormanScharpf Brentwood Chapel with Joe Bright officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in Hazelwood Cemetery. Visitation is from 6 to 7 p.m. tonight in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Arc of the Ozarks, 1501 East Pythian, Springfield, MO 65802. From the Springfield News-Leader, 1 June 2005 Keith Sloan Kreger, age 92, Republic, died Sunday, May 29, 2005. Keith was born April 28, 1913, in Miller, Mo., the son of Jesse Fenton and Verna Mae Kreger. Keith had a career of 35 years with the Department of Agriculture in Jefferson, Wisc., retiring in 1972. After the death of his wife in July 1984, he moved to Republic. He was an active member of the Kiwanis Club, and a member of Hood United Methodist Church. Keith is survived by nephews, John K. Shaffer and wife, Georgia, Rogersville, Mo., and Larry Johnson, Mt. Vernon, Mo.; nieces, Jonette Bodanske of Springfield, Mo., Rowena Young and husband, Otis, Lincoln, Neb., and Carolyn Natho, Mt. Vernon, Mo.; and his close personal friend and companion, Leona Runyan of Republic. He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Josephine (Johnson) on July 3, 1984, and his wife, Wauneta (Dilday) on September 9, 1997. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 2, 2005, in Hood United Methodist Church, Republic, with Rev. Gary Griffin officiating, under the direction of Meadors Funeral Homes, Republic. Burial will follow in Miller Memorial Garden, Miller, Mo. The body has been cremated. From the Springfield News-Leader, 1 June 2005 Beatrice Maxine Hall Setser passed away in Mountain View, Ark., on May 25, 2005. Beatrice was born on March 25, 1918, to Veva and Vern Hall of Decatur, Ark. She married her high school sweetheart, Orland Ray Setser, on February 8, 1942, who then served for five years in the United States Army during World War II, earning the Bronze Star. Bea will be buried alongside Ray, who passed away in January 1972, in Decatur, Ark. Bea worked at the Springfield Daily News-Leader as a young woman. She and Ray and their children lived in numerous cities as Ray's job with International Harvester took them from Springfield to Shreveport, Houston, Chicago, Louisville, St. Louis, and ultimately, back to Springfield. She was active for over 30 years at Christ Episcopal Church in Springfield, Mo., and was a longtime supporter of the Springfield Art Museum, Springfield Little Theatre and a talented bridge player. She is survived by three children, Victor D. Setser and his wife, Nan, of Mountain View, Ark., Sharon Setser Huber and her husband, Paul, of St. Louis, Mo., and, Henry R. Setser and his wife, Tamra, of Columbia, Mo.; and by three grandchildren, Stephanie Ray Setser Amant, Jennifer Ray Setser James, and Justin Ray Setser; as well as two great- grandchildren, Quinton and Olivia Amant. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday June 4, 2005, at 11 a.m. in Christ Episcopal Church in Springfield, Mo., followed that day by interment in Decatur, Ark. Bea and her family request that donations be directed to Christ Episcopal Church, 601 East Walnut Springfield, MO 65806. From the Springfield News-Leader, 1 June 2005 Syrena Kissee Torbett was born July 6, 1903, in Kissee Mills, Mo., and passed away May 30, 2005, in the Chesterfield Village Assisted Living Center in Springfield, Mo. She was a graduate of Forsyth High School and Southwest Missouri State University. For 45 years she was an elementary school teacher in the public schools of Missouri. She first taught in the one room schools of Taney and Stone Counties. Later she taught for several years in Marionville, followed by several more years in the Grandview school system of suburban Kansas City. She was a positive influence in many young lives. She was the daughter of S.C. and Bertha Kissee. Her husband, parents, three sisters, and two brothers preceded her in death. She is survived by two nieces, Kathleen Sutton and Margie Dennis, both of Branson; and one nephew, Don David of Nixa. Graveside services for Syrena Kissee Torbett, 101, Springfield, formerly of Taney County, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 2, 2005, in Ozark Memorial Park, Branson. Friends may call between 1 to 4:30 p.m. today at Whelchel Funeral Chapel, Branson. From the Springfield News-Leader, 1 June 2005 Jerry M. Zimmerman, 66, Cameron, Mo., passed away on May 29, 2005. Jerry was born on December 12, 1938, in Kansas City, Mo., to Clarence and Mildred (Smith) Zimmerman. Jerry was a 1956 graduated of Cameron High School and a 1962 graduate of Central Methodist College. Jerry was a member of the Cameron United Methodist Church, Cameron Historical Society and the Friday Morning Breakfast Club. Jerry married Margarete Sue Buck on September 1, 1979. She survives of the home. Additional survivors include children, Jim and wife, Crissy Zimmerman, Dickson, Tenn., Jami Zimmerman, Blue Springs, Mo., Stephanie and husband, Steve Williams, Cameron, Mo., Steve and wife, Donna Carrel, Tucson, Ariz., and Scott Carrel, Tucson, Ariz.; two brothers, Bill and wife, Beverly Zimmerman, St. Louis, Mo., and Joe and wife, MyCherie Zimmerman, Savannah, Mo.; five grandchildren, Thomas and wife, Cassy Williams, Holly Williams, Gage, Taylor, and Keely Zimmerman; many nieces, nephews, and friends. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 2, 2005, in the Cameron United Methodist Church. Visitation is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight in Cameron United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Cameron, Mo. Memorial donations may be made to CHS Athletic Scholarship Fund. Arrangements are by Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron. From the Springfield News-Leader, 31 May 2005 Garry T. Claussen, 59, Branson, passed away Sunday morning in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was the operating manager for Pizza Hut. Funeral services will be Wed., June 1, 2005, at 12 noon in the Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home, Branson. Cliff Braschler will officiate with burial following in the Ozarks Memorial Park Cemetery, Branson. The Korean War Veterans Association, Harry S. Truman Mo. Chapter #5, will provide military rites. Visitation is from 6 to 7 p.m. tonight in the Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home, Branson. Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society at Heartland Division, Inc., 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64105. From the Springfield News-Leader, 31 May 2005 Charles W. Hood, 81, of Ash Grove, passed away on Saturday afternoon in Ash Grove Health Care Center following an extended illness. Charles was born in Ash Grove and graduated from Ash Grove High School in 1942. He grew up in the Ash Grove area, moving to St. Louis and California, residing in Kansas City, and returning to the Ash Grove area in 1982. He was a Teamster and was a retired truck driver with Manley Trucking, retiring in 1982. He was a member of the Ash Grove First Baptist Church, a Marine Veteran of World War II, a member of the Ash Grove V.F.W. Post 2293, and a member of the Ash Grove Masonic Lodge #100 A.F. and A.M. Charles and Ruth Coons were united in marriage on July 19, 1952. Together they were privileged to share over 52 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Charles W. Hood, Jr., and Edwin Hood; two sisters, Leola Edmonson and Opal Hood; and one niece, Karen Barnett. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, of the home; four sons, John L. and Patty Hood, Ross and Debra Hood, all of Smithville, David and Ren'ee Hood of Newnan, Ga., and Dale Hood of St. Louis; one daughter, Connie Sue Hood, Grover, Mo.; one daughter-in-law, Becky Whited; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, 2005, in Wilson-Brim-Daniel Chapel, Ash Grove, with Rev. Gene Marcum officiating with Masonic Rites under the auspices of the Ash Grove Masonic Lodge #100. Interment following in John's Chapel Cemetery with Military Honors under the auspices of the Mo. Military Honors Bravo Team of Springfield, Mo. Friends may call after 5:30 p.m. today in the funeral home where family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be given in his memory to the American Heart Association or Community Hospices of America. From the Springfield News-Leader, 31 May 2005 Boyd W. Kasinger, 82, of Marionville, passed away at 6:08 p.m. Sunday, May 29, 2005, in Cox South Medical Center with his family by his side. He touched many lives and will be remembered as being kind, honest, fair, and patient. Boyd was born on February 15, 1923, in Rogersville, Mo., to Claricy Rogers (Kasinger) and John Kasinger. Boyd served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corp in World War II. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge for over 50 years, Wichita Scottish Rites, 32nd degree Mason, and About Ben Adhem Shrine Temple in Springfield. Boyd was a retired feed salesman and cattle farmer. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Madrine; two daughters, Pamela Kasinger and Tracy Barritt and her husband, Vance, of Springfield; and one son, Stacy Kasinger and his wife, Melissa, of Sarasota, Fla. Boyd has two grandsons, Casey and Stacy, three brothers and three sisters. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2005, in Meadors Funeral Home in Republic, Mo., with the Rev. Lee Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Marionville IOOF Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the National Parkinson's Foundation. From the Springfield News-Leader, 31 May 2005 Doris Ruth Jones Smith, 78, of Springfield, passed away at 9:17 a.m. Sunday, May 29, 2005, in Woodland Manor. Doris was born March 21, 1927, in Springfield, Mo. She was a homemaker and a member of National Heights Baptist Church. Doris was united in marriage to Donald C. Smith on June 23, 1951, in Springfield, Mo. Survivors include her husband, Donald C. Smith, of the home; three children, Rebecca Sue Smith of California, Walter William Smith and wife, Kathy, of Highlandville, Mo., and Johanna Ruth Norsic of Springfield; six grandchildren, Amber Rose Smith, Jakob William Smith, Joshua Nathan, Janessa Marie, Jerica Louise, and Isaac Seth; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Nan Jones; three brothers, Raymond Jones, Johnny Jones, and Lloyd Jones; and two sisters, Mary Catherine Jones and Lola Jones. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Wed., June 1, in Greenlawn Funeral Home North with burial in Bellview Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. tonight, in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to National Heights Baptist Church. From the Springfield News-Leader, 31 May 2005 Pauline Emma Toynton, 91, Billings, passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2005, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield, with her family by her side. She will be sadly missed by many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur, and by her daughter, Josephine Davis. She was born in December 1913, in Branson, Mo., and was the daughter of Kurt and Dora Easterday. "Pauline", as she was known, lived most of her life in Billings, Mo., where she and Arthur farmed and raised their five children. She is survived by her daughters, Francis Gaines, Springfield, Irene Phipps, Houston, Texas, and Judy Williams, Springfield; and her son, Charles Toynton, Parsons, Kan.; 25 grandchildren; and 52 great- grandchildren. The family wishes to express their very grateful thanks to Pauline's friend, Mary Medlin, and neighbors, Sue and Ron Gold, and her three surviving sisters for their special kindness and devotion. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2005, in Meadors Funeral Home, Billings, with Rev. Micki Pulleyking officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery, Billings. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Miracle Network in honor of Kevin and Callie McBride, grandchildren of Mrs. Toynton. From the Springfield News-Leader, 31 May 2005 Walter Thomas Yarbrough, age 78, departed from this life Sunday, May 29, 2005, in his home. He was a retired coal miner, and was known to many as the "Conklin Man". He is survived by his wife, Nell; two sons, Troy Christian Yarbrough and Darren Ray Yarbrough, both of Springfield, Mo.; and one granddaughter, Kaelyn Skye. His request was cremation with a memorial service. The memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 9, in Walnut Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, 2001 W. Walnut Lawn St., Springfield, Mo. Burial will be at a later date in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Madisonville, Ky. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospices of America Foundation, Inc., 1465 E. Primrose, Suite A, Springfield, MO 65804. Friends may sign the online register book at walnutlawnfuneralhome.com From the Springfield News-Leader, 30 May 2005 Burley Ellis Hefner, 83, of Springfield, Mo., passed away Saturday, May 28, 2005, in the early morning. Burley was born January 23, 1922, in Neosho Rapids, Kan., the son of Joda Hefner and Bertha Olsen Hefner. At the age of four, they moved to Wright County, north of Hartville, Mo., in the Little Creek community. He served his country during World War II from 1942 to 1945, in the U.S. Army Field Artillery. He was a member of the American Legion Post #676 and the Elks Lodge of Springfield. Burley was married to Virginia Coday in 1947, and later that year moved to Springfield. He was employed at Alma Lohmeyer Funeral Home for six years and then worked for the Lily Tulip Cup Corp., retiring after 29 years, in 1984. Burley is survived by his wife of 58 years, Virginia; two sons and their spouses, Ellis and Carlean of Winchester, Ky., and Carl and Carolyn of Ozark, Mo.; one sister, Penny Goad of Claycomo, Mo.; one brother, Tony Hefner of Portland, Ore.; five grandchildren, Emily Martin of Nixa, Mo., Jody Hefner of Laurel, Md., J.R. and Jessica Hefner of Springfield, Mo., and Brooks Hefner of Queens, N.Y.; five great-grandchildren; other relatives; and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by an infant son; his parents; one sister; two brothers; and his best friend, his dog Candi. Funeral services will be held in Walnut Lawn Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 31, at 10 a.m. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight. Donations may be made to St. John's Hospice or the Little Creek Cemetery. Friends may sign the online register book at walnutlawnfuneralhome.com From the Springfield News-Leader, 30 May 2005 Mr. James A. Matthews, 76, Republic, passed away at 11:58 a.m. Saturday, May 28, 2005, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield, with his family at his side. He was born October 27, 1928, in Sikeston, Mo., to Jack and Elsie (Sullivan) Matthews. Mr. Matthews had been in sales with B.F. Goodrich Tire Company and later owned and operated Matthews Real Estate in Cape Girardeau, Mo. He has lived in the Republic area the past eight years, where he was a member of the First Christian Church. He was preceded in death by his parents and four siblings, Reese Matthews, Joe Matthews, Jack Matthews, and Irene Hunt. He is survived by a daughter, Judy Moomau, Republic; three sons and their wives, Jeffrey and DeeLyn Matthews, Sterling, Colo., Charles "Chuck" and Dodee Matthews, Clever, and Steve and Linda Matthews, Jacksonville, Ill.; eight grandchildren, Curt Copeland, Morgan Matthews, GinnyLee Matthews, Colby Matthews, Marnie Matthews, Jacob Matthews, Jordan Matthews, and Jillian Matthews; a greatgranddaughter, Olivia Copeland; three brothers, Lyman Matthews, California, John Matthews, Sikeston, Mo., and Larry Matthews, Dexter, Mo.; and other relatives and friends. He will be fondly remembered by his friends in Billings. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2005, in Republic First Christian Church, with Rev. Dr. Thomas Minton officiating, under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Burial will follow in Wade Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials may be made to the Republic First Christian Church. From the Springfield News-Leader, 30 May 2005 Maggie Mefford, 93, Reeds Spring, Mo., passed away Friday, May 27, at 11:25 p.m. in Ozark Riverview Manor. Services will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2005, in Cape Fair Church of Christ, under direction of Cheatham Stumpff Funeral Home, Galena, Mo. Burial will be in Cape Fair Cemetery. Visitation is from 6 to 7 p.m. tonight, in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Fair Haven Children's Home, Strafford, Mo. From the Springfield News-Leader, 30 May 2005 Kristina L. Miller, 34, Everton, passed away at 5:20 p.m. Thursday, May 26, in Cox Hospital South. Graveside services will be held in Johns Chapel Cemetery on Wednesday, June 1, at 10 a.m., under direction of Birch Funeral Home of Ash Grove. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 31, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. A memorial fund has been set up at U.S. Bank for Kristina L. Miller. From the Springfield News-Leader, 30 May 2005 Clyde Ratterree, 87, Marshfield, passed away at 12:37 a.m. Sunday, May 29, 2005, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. Mr. Ratterree was a retired auto dealership mechanic and member of the Hopewell Free Will Baptist Church near Graff, Mo. Funeral services for Mr. Ratterree will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2005, in the Hopewell Free Will Baptist Church, Graff, Mo., with burial in the Union Chapel Cemetery, under the direction of Fraker Funeral Home, Marshfield. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time, in the church. From the Springfield News-Leader, 30 May 2005 Bonnie Victoria Ricketts, 91, of Springfield, passed away on May 28, 2005, in Manor Care in Springfield. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence, in 1980. Bonnie was a homemaker and loving mother and grandmother. She will be missed deeply, but will live on in the hearts and spirits of all the lives she touched. She is survived by her daughters and their husbands, Bonnie and Larry Rust, and Ellen and Chuck Summers; five grandsons, Scott and Rhonda Rust, Clark Rust, Eric and Leigh Anne Rust, and Greg and Jeff Snider; five great-grandchildren, James, Taylor, Tanner, and Ashleigh Rust, and Colten Snider; a step-grandson, Zach Summers; one sister, Minnie Boswell; and her brother, Chester and Virginia Cooper. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Jessie Shipley. The family want to give a special thanks to the members of Community Hospices of America and the nursing staff of the Manor Care Palliative Unit for the loving care they gave Bonnie in her last days. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2005, in the Springfield National Cemetery at Seminole and Glenstone, Springfield. A memorial has been established for Community Hospices of America S.W., 1565 E. Primrose, Suite A., Springfield, MO 65804. From the Springfield News-Leader, 29 May 2005 Judy B. Adams, 49, of Forsyth, Mo., lost her valiant fight with breast cancer Friday, May 27, 2005. Judy's legacy is to never stop believing in God, as she remained a faithful witness until the end. She was a loving and caring wife and mother and a devoted member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Branson, Mo. She was a devout Christian and leaves many family members and friends in her native Mendota, Ill., and Southwest Missouri, who were very supportive in her three year battle against cancer. Judy was a graduate of Illinois State University in 1977, where she majored in art education with an emphasis on painting and pottery. In addition, she was a cheerleader and a member of the Gamma Phi Circus. She attended Mendota High School 1969 to 1973. She is survived by her husband, Stephen W. Adams, D.M.D., and children, Samuel R., 14, and Dani Jane, 10, of Forsyth, Mo.; a twin sister, Jane L. Youngman, brother-in-law, Jeffrey F. Youngman, nieces, Amy R. and Jennifer E., and nephew, Michael W. Youngman of Deerfield, Ill.; a brother, Larry "Sam" Cook and sister-in-law, Gayle M. Cook, of Fort Myers, Fla.; mother-in-law, Audrey M. Adams and sister-in-law, Leslie H. Adams of Belleville, Ill.; sister-in-law, Stephanie M. Jacobs, and brother-in-law, Michael D. Jacobs of Millstadt, Ill.; and sister-in-law, Sue A. Adams, and nieces, Sarah M. and Ellen C. Ghidina. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Wilma Cook of Mendota, Ill. Services will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2005, in Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Branson, Mo., with a Funeral Mass following at 6 p.m. Burial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2005, in Restland Memorial Cemetery in Mendota, Ill. Please send memorial contributions to Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 1001 Seminole Ave, Branson, MO 65616. From the Springfield News-Leader, 29 May 2005 Marguerite Bloomer Selvey Dickerson died May 27 at the Royal Terrace nursing facility in Olathe, Kan. Mrs. Dickerson, a native Missourian, had lived in the Kansas City area for the past 13 years. Her husband, Charles Leon Dickerson, preceded her in death in 1994, and her husband Leland I. Selvey preceded her in death in 1979. Marguerite was born June 22, 1916, in Morrisville, Missouri, to Harley Basil and Sarah Margaret Bloomer. She was the third of six children; Basil, Craig and Francis preceded her in death. A sister, Mescal Kennedy, and a brother, Joseph Bloomer, survive her. When Marguerite was two years of age her parents moved to Walnut Grove, Missouri, where her father was editor and publisher of three small town newspapers. In 1928 the family moved to Springfield, Missouri. She graduated from Central High School in Springfield and later earned her B.A. and M.A. from Pittsburg State College in Pittsburg, Kansas. In 1941 Marguerite moved to Lamar, Missouri, and married Leland Selvey. Survivors include three children: Leland Jr., of Bradenton, Florida, Betty Ann Olmsted of Olathe, Kan., and Saralu Harper of Raleigh, N.C.; and two granddaughters, Heather Marguerite Seferovich of Provo, Utah, and Laura Elizabeth Selvey, of Bradenton, Florida. While living in Lamar, Marguerite was involved in numerous church and community activities, teaching a Sunday School class at the local Baptist Church, and teaching English at the local high school for a year. She also generously gave of her time and self at the local nursing home, teaching a weekly Bible study, visiting the rooms of those unable to attend, and remembering birthdays. She was the first person to ever receive the Missouri Nursing Home Association's Volunteer of the Year award. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, June 1a t1 p.m. at the White Chapel Memorial Gardens, following a viewing at the Greenlawn South Funeral Home at noon. For a more lasting memorial, you are asked to consider making contributions to the Presbyterian Church of Stanley, Kan. From the Springfield News-Leader, 29 May 2005 Mr. Charles Russell George III, age 54, Orlando, Fla., passed away Thursday, May 26, 2005. He was born Sept. 28, 1950, in Madison, Ind., and moved to Orlando, Fla., in 1976, from Springfield, Mo. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Pamela Diane Drake George; daughters, Brittany Nicole George, Brandi Danielle George, and Brooke Suzanne George, all of Orlando; sister, Vicki Rose of New Mexico; father, Charles Russell George, Jr., of Longwood, Fla.; step-mother, Betty George of Longwood, Fla.; and nephew, Brandon Rose. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 31, 2005. Dove Funeral Home, 4310 Curry Ford Road, Orlando, (407) 851-1983, is in charge of arrangements. From the Springfield News-Leader, 29 May 2005 Andrew Christopher Holzrichter, infant son of Rev. and Mrs. Robb Holzrichter, was born May 26, 2005, in St. John's Mercy Hospital, St. Louis, and departed this life shortly thereafter. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 30, 2005, in St. Paul's Lutheran Plank Cemetery, Marshfield, Mo., with Rev. Edgar Croll officiating. Services are under the direction of Day Funeral Home, Marshfield, Mo. From the Springfield News-Leader, 29 May 2005 Leo Hoskins, 72, born May 2, 1933, made his home in Fair Grove, Mo., for 26 years. Leo was known to all as a "trader" with a big smile and a lot of laughter. His smile never met a stranger and brought joy to all those blessed to have met him. Leo never tolerated any pain brought upon his children or grandchildren and therefore received many answered prayers. To his wife, children, and grandchildren he was the best husband, father, and grandfather there ever was. We all look forward to seeing him again soon in heaven with our Lord and Savior and his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Carolyn; two daughters, LuCinda Holstein and husband, Jon, and Mandy Hardecke and husband, Merle; two sons, Delbert Hoskins and wife, Julie, and Raymond Hoskins and wife, Melissa; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; loved by many nieces and nephews; three sisters; three brothers; and many other friends and family. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 31, at 3 p.m. in Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Burial will be in Elm Springs Cemetery, Fair Grove, Mo. No visitation is planned. Family and friends may come by after 5 p.m. Monday, May 30, and until 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 31. From the Springfield News-Leader, 29 May 2005 Jack Ward Jones was born Dec. 8, 1932, in Springfield, Mo., to Clarence and Ida Jones and died May 26, 2005. Jack was a graduate of Senior High School in 1950 and of SMS in 1957. He was proud to have been a paratrooper with the 508th Airborne Regimental Combat Team from 1951 to 1954. Jack was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Keith, who died in 1974. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Mary (DuBois) Jones; and daughters, Cynthia and Marisa Jones of Springfield; granddaughter, Lily (Sides) Stockton and her husband, Jared, and daughter, Addison of Miller, Mo.; grandsons, Arlo and Jonah Jones-Sides of Springfield; sister-in-law, Kathryn Leonard of Republic; brother, Roger Jones of Springfield; three nieces and other relatives and friends. A ceremony will be held Wednesday, June 1 at 10 a.m. in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery. Our thanks to Pat Hultz of St. John's Home Health and Community Hospices of America for their kind assistance. From the Springfield News-Leader, 29 May 2005 Jewell Vivian Shaddy Jordan was born in Wright County, Missouri, on June 14, 1907. She married Alva Preston Jordan on August 4, 1928. They resided in Nixa, Mo., until 1993 when she moved to Tyler, Texas, after Alva's death. She had three daughters, Marieta Jane Jordan Lines, Marilyn Kay Jordan Mays, and Marjorie Ann Jordan Jones; seven grandchildren, Lisa Kay Stokes, Paul Eugene Lines, Robert Timothy Mays, Patricia Carmen Mays Brown, Andrew Preston Jones, Andrea Marie Jones Wood, and Allan Bradley Jones; and 12 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, Peter James Shaddy and Gracie Jane Luallin Shaddy; sister, Veda Lillian Shaddy Langston and Lela Marie Shaddy Porter; her daughter, Marieta Lines; and her husband, Alva Jordan. Vivian went to be with the Lord on May 25, 2005, at 2 p.m. She was baptized in 1920 by Will Slater and was faithful to her death at the age of 97. In lie of flowers, donations may be made to Fair Haven Children's Home. Family visitation will be Monday, May 30, from 6 to 8 p.m., with funeral services at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31, all in Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. From the Springfield News-Leader, 29 May 2005 Anna Mae Keen passed away on May 26, 2005, at the age of 75. She survived by her husband of 56 years, Eugene Keen, of the home; two daughters, Margie and Ron Bass of Billings, and Jean Fugate of Sparta; and one son, Bud and Karen Keen of Sparta. She is also survived by five grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, and four great- grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 30, 2005, at Greenlawn Funeral Home South. Graveside services will be at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery (off Evans Road by Springfield Lake) on Tuesday, May 31, 2005, at 10 a.m. From the Springfield News-Leader, 29 May 2005 Ralph Sheldon Kestin, Sr., was born April 19, 1922, to Ralph Cooper Kestin and Ethel (Dowdy) Kestin in Scobey, Mont. He was a retired carpenter and beef farmer. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and fought in the battle of Bastone where he received a Bronze Star. He married Jean Hopkins on September 5, 1947. She preceded him in death on November 6, 1993. To this union seven children were born: Jeanne Jones and her husband, Marcus, of Verona; Jackie Barrett of Mt. Vernon; Ralph Kestin II and his wife, Vicki, of Aurora; Shirley Barnes of Mt. Vernon; Kathy Head and her husband, Jerry, of Aurora; Judy Dickey and her husband, Jim, of Glen Allen, Mo.; and Melody Cash and her husband, David, of Republic. He is also survived by the love of his life, Helen; 16 grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren; and seven brothers and sisters: Jeanne Coram of Squim, Wash.; Lloyd Kestin of Mesa, Ariz.; Wanda Wilson of Olympia, Wash.; Marilyn Spencer of Auburn, Wash.; Lew Kestin of Troy, Mo.; Wasyl Adkins of McMinnville, Ore.; and Gary O'Hara of Aurora, Mo. Mr. Kestin was preceded in death by two grandsons, Jerry Lynn Head Jr., and Patrick Prescott. Three sisters also preceded him in death, Thelma Wheeler, Maxine Graff, and Gwendolyn Postma. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 31, at 2 p.m. in Peterson Funeral Home in Aurora, Mo. Visitation will be held Monday, May 30, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. From the Springfield News-Leader, 29 May 2005 Funeral services for Jerry L. McBee, age 58, of Nixa, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, in the funeral home. Burial with military honors will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery, Willard. Mr. McBee, a retired U.S. Army Veteran died Friday in St. John's Regional Health Center. From the Springfield News-Leader, 29 May 2005 Patty Munden of Mansfield stepped into the arms of Jesus on the evening of May 26, 2005, in Cox South Hospital. Patty was born September 9, 1952, in Colorado Springs, Colo., the daughter of Othel "Tiny" and Barbara Colburn. She spent her early childhood in Black Forest, Colo., before the family moved to Fordland, Mo. Patty worked as an LPN and had a heart for taking care of other people, the love in her heart was passed on to all she took care of. She was truly a joy to all those around her. She is survived by her son, Donnie; her daughter,Dena and Dusty Pike; her week old grandson, Sage, who Patty was never able to see; four sisters, Vonnie Caswell, Rene Coble, Karyn Ray and Katie Cox; two brothers, Justin and Joe Colburn, and several nieces and nephews. Patty is also survived by her soul mate Ernie Lofton. A graveside funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, in Fordland Cemetery with Reverend Faye Yates officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. From the Springfield News-Leader, 29 May 2005 Phillip S. Roberts, 66, of Springfield, passed away Wed., May 25, 2005, in St. John's Hospital. He was united in marriage to Linda Wise Oliver March 3, 2000. He is survived by his wife; stepson, Bill Wise and his wife, Kelley; stepdaughter, Sheila Wise; two granddaughters, Paige and Rachel; and many friends. No services are planned. From the Springfield News-Leader, 29 May 2005 Robert Harold Rydstedt, born August 19, 1924, in Chicago Ill., died May 2, 2005 at the age of 80. A longtime Springfield resident, details of his life can be found at: http://rydstedt.blogspot.com/ Burial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, in Springfield National Cemetery, 1702 East Seminole Street, Springfield, MO 65804. From the Springfield News-Leader, 29 May 2005 Billy Gene Skidmore, 58, Lebanon, passed away at 2:40 a.m. Friday, May 27, 2005, in his home, in Lebanon. He was preceded in death by his father, Harrison Skidmore, and a sister, Donna Kay Skidmore. He was born and raised in the Springfield community and then he and Wanda made their home in Lebanon in 1981. He was the manager for the M.F.A. Tire and Auto Station for several years, and then owned and operated S & S Motors in Lebanon, along with his son. Billy is survived by his wife, Wanda, of the home; two sons and daughters-inlaw, Dennis and Carla Skidmore, Montreal, and James and Kendra Skidmore, Lebanon; a daughter and son-inlaw, Donna and Donald Finney, Lebanon; seven grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; his mother, Ruby Skidmore, Lebanon; and many other relatives and friends. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2005, in the Holman- Howe Funeral Home of Lebanon. Burial will be in the Mount Olive Cemetery, near Fair Grove, Mo. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2005, in the funeral home. A memorial to the Community Hospice of Mountain Grove has been established and contributions may be made through Holman-Howe Funeral Home, P.O. Box 28, Lebanon, MO 65536. From the Springfield News-Leader, 29 May 2005 Edith I. "Bobbie" Smith, 90, of Springfield, the second of eight children of Isaac and Etta (Randall) Molder, was born on December 19, 1914, in Denver, Ark., and went home to be with her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, on May 27, 2005, in Springfield, Mo. On February 12, 1938, Bobbie was united in marriage with Armond Smith, and to this union two children were born. After 64 years of marriage, Armond preceded her in death on February 11, 2002. Bobbie was a homemaker whose life focused around her husband, children, and grandchildren. She was saved at an early age in life and for 53 years has been a faithful member of Robberson Prairie Baptist Church. During her free time, Bobbie enjoyed flower gardening, reading, and crocheting. Survivors include her two daughters and their husbands, Janet M. and Ron Brooks, of Springfield, and Patsy D. and Don Brown of Russellville, Ark.; one sister, Thelma Darby of Harrison, Ark.; one brother-in-law, Leonard Allen of Springfield; six grandchildren; nine greatgrandchildren; several nephews, nieces, cousins, and a host of friends. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Bert and Cleo "Bill" Molder; and four sisters, Edna Gammill, Mary Gullett, Lucille Allen, and Frieda Cass. Her family will miss her very much. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2005, in Thieme-Shadel-Hicks Funeral Service at Midtown, with interment following in Eastlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 30, 2005, in the funeral home. From the Springfield News-Leader, 29 May 2005 Walter Glenn Smith, 83, Holt Summit, formerly of Ash Grove, passed away Thursday, May 26, 2005, in Jefferson City, Mo. Walter was a World War II U.S. Army Veteran and a 1940 graduate of Ash Grove High School. Services will be Wednesday, June 1, 2005, at 2 p.m. in Birch Funeral Home, Ash Grove, with burial following in the Ash Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. From the Springfield News-Leader, 29 May 2005 Bobby Gene Vaughan, age 73, of Nixa, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2005. He was born August 3, 1931, in Bloodland, Mo., the son of Harry Edwin and Pearl Mae (Gann) Vaughan. He served his country in the U.S. Navy, and on September 5, 1956, he and Barbara Jean Pitchford were united in marriage. In his younger years he was a dairy farmer. Mr. Vaughan retired from Dayco Industries, and later from the Road Department for the City of Nixa. He enjoyed fishing and was an avid gardener. Survivors include three children, David Vaughan, Billings, Donna Swafford and her husband, Wesley, Nixa, and Connie Hyson and her husband, Charles, Forsyth; 13 grandchildren; nine greatgrandchildren; two sisters, Freda Vaughan, Ozark, and Lena Porter,Willard; a brother, Edwin Vaughan, Springfield; and two sisters-in-law, Neva Vaughan, and Helen Brush, both of Nixa. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara, in 1997; his daughter-in-law, Connie Vaughan; and seven brothers and sisters, Omar, Orpha, Buck, Maurice, Clyde, Evelyn, and Eva. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Reverend Joseph Fahl officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Park Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to New Hope GYN Support Group, American Cancer Society, or to the charity of the donor's choice, through Adams Funeral Home, 109 N. Truman Blvd., Nixa, MO 65714. From the Springfield News-Leader, 29 May 2005 Lee Wilkerson, 77, of Rogersville, passed away Friday evening in St. John's Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, May 30, 2005, in the Center Point Church of Christ, Rogersville, with burial in the Smith Cemetery, under direction of PrestonMarsh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Fair Haven Childrens Home, Strafford. From the Springfield Leader Press, 11 Sep 1962 "Retired to Ozarks to Fish, Barber Drowns Near Protem" M. S. (Bill) Rogers, 69, of Aurora, a retired barber who moved to the Ozarks to fish, drowned early last night in Bull Shoals Lake south of here. After all-night dragging operations, the body was recovered about 7 a.m. today in 40 feet of water by officers from Missouri and Arkansas. The tragedy occurred just south of the Arkansas line, near the Marion-Boone County line. Rogers, who was alone, checked in at McBride's Lodge about noon Monday for three days of fishing. The lodge owner had been painting his house, about a quarter- mile from the dock, when he heard calls for help at about dusk. He drove to the dock and found Rogers' boat, upright and with the fishing equipment intact, about 100 yards from the dock. Rogers' watch had stopped at 6:43, rescuers discovered. The Harrison, Ark., fire department emergency truck went to the scene, along with Boone County Sheriff Doyle Hickman, Taney County Sheriff Roy Wade, Marion County Coroner Tank Rea, and two Arkansas state policemen. Rogers, who moved to Aurora four years ago from Kansas City, Kan., is survived by his wife; a brother, Harry, St. Joseph, and a sister, Mrs. Opal O'Dell, Kansas City, Kan. Rogers, a veteran of World War I, was a native of Kansas City, Kan., and a member of the American Legion there. 12 Sep 1962 Springfield Leader Press M. S. (Bill) Rogers Aurora--Funeral services for M. S. (Bill) Rogers, 69, Aurora, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Marsh Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Ray Geren officiating. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. at the Robertson Cemetery near Collins. Mr. Rogers drowned Monday night while on a fishing trip at Bull Shoals Lake in northern Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, Agnes; one brother, Harry of St. Joseph; and one sister, Mrs. Opal O'Dell of Kansas City, Kan. From the Springfield Leader Press, 6 Oct 1944 Miss Nabbie Lou Kelly Miss Nabbie Lou Kelly, 64, died at 4:55 o'clock yesterday afternoon following an illness of a year during the greater part of which she had been bedfast. Miss Kelly was born at Nome, Mo., but came to Springfield when her family moved here during her infancy and had lived most of her life in the house at 438 East Harrison. She had been alone for many years, her parents having died when she was young. She started to school in the Old Phelps school which stood on the corner of Kimbrough and Cherry and went through the first six years of public school there. Miss Margaret Lovan was the principal of the school and the idol of her pupils. Twenty-three years ago 50 former pupils of the school formed a club called the Margaret Lovan Classes of the Old Phelps School and to this day hold two meetings a year-a picnic in the summer and a banquet during the winter. Miss Kelly was secretary of the club for eight years. For 30 years she worked as secretary and stenographer for the late W.B. Massey. Later an aunt and uncle living in California asked her to live with them and care for them during their last illness. She spent five years out there staying on after their deaths to care for another aunt and uncle who were ill and later died. While living in California she became interested in the Townsend club and on her return to Springfield organized three chapters. She was secretary of one of them at the time of her death. She was a member of the South Street Christian church whose pastor Rev. Barton A. Johnson will conduct funeral services for her in the Thieme chapel at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Burial will be in Maple Park. Her only survivors are two cousins who live at a distance and will be unable to attend the services because of the illness of their 90- year-old mother. Pallbearers will be Taylor Gardner, Redge Cox, George Caldwell, Cyrus Patterson, Charles Hastings, and Will Dodson. From the Springfield Leader Press, 1 Apr 1971 Mrs. Maude Person El Dorado Springs -- Mrs. Maude Person, almost 90 years old, of El Dorado Springs, died in a nursing home there Wednesday at 11:30 p.m. She had been a patient there three years. Mrs. Person had lived most of her life in Springfield, up to about a decade ago. Her late husband, James, was a Frisco employee here. Mrs. Person is survived by five sons, Ralph, Baltimore; Raymond, Los Angeles; Morice, Burbank, Calif.; Jimmy, Kansas City, and Bert Person, Nevada; and two daughters, Mrs. Josephine Calder and Miss Mabel Person, Balboa, Calif. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Janssens, El Dorado Springs. From the Springfield Leader Press, 26 May 1946 James L. Person, 76, died at his farm home at the edge of Seymour at 10:30 o'clock yesterday morning. After 30 years in the employ of the Missouri-Pacific railroad at Kansas City, ill health forced his retirement three years ago at which time he purchased the Webster county farm. He is survived by his wife, Maud; two daughters, Miss Mable, at home, and Mrs. Josephine M. Rau, San Pedro, Cal.; five sons, Ralph L., Pikesville, Md., Rayond, Los Angeles, and Bert R., Maurice and James L. Person, Kansas City, and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Kelley-Ferrell-Bergman funeral home at Seymour, conducted by Rev. Clark Thompson. Burial will be made in the Seymour cemetery. From the Springfield Leader Press, 26 May 1946 George H. Shull Rosary services for George H. Shull, 78, of route 9, who died Thursday afternoon at his home, will be held at 8 o'clock tonight at the Herman Lohmeyer chapel. Funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning at St. Agnes Catholic church, with burial in St. Mary's cemetery. Pallbearers will be six nephews: Flay Randall, James Randall, Ed McKenna, Vincent McKenna, Francis Baron, and Homer Ford, Jr. Springfield Daily News, 18 Dec 1933 Mrs. Oscar Rosback Succombs at Tulsa, Body Is Sent Here Mrs. Oscar Rosback, formerly of Springfield and sisterinlaw of Frank E. Rosback, city clerk, died yesterday in her home at Tulsa, according to word recieved here last night. Mrs. Rosback, the former Flora McCluer of near here, had been away from Springfield about 10 years. She and Mr. Rosback made their home on South Csmpbell street road until leaving Springfield. Both have a number of relatives in this section. A daughter, Ruth, of Tulsa, survives. The body will be returned to Springfield sometime today and funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Herman H. Lohmeyer funeral chapel. Burial will be in Maple Park cemetery. Springfield Leader, 7 Nov 1914 John Rosback, 71, Dead of Pneumonia John Rosback, veteran harness maker, died at 11 o'clock yesterday morning at his home, 737 South Jefferson street, of pneumonia, which he contracted last Sunday. He was 71 years of age and at the time of his death foreman of the Hermann-Sanford Saddlery company. Mr. Rosback was born in Germany, coming to America with his parents when eight years old. The family moved here from Springfield, Ill., about 30 years ago. Mr. Rosback is survived, besides the widow, by three sons, Ira Rosback of Chicago, Frank E. Rosback of 812 South Jefferson street, and Oscar Rosback of 456 South Market street. F. P. Rosback, a brother, lives at Benton Harbor, Mich., and will arrive in Springfield today to attend the funeral. Arrangements for the funeral had not been completed last night pending the arrival today of the brother. The Masonic order will have charge of the services.
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