From the El Dorado Sun, 24 Nov 2006: Irene Jorgensen, 87, Lehigh Acres, FL, was born on Aug. 3, 1919, in Missouri Valley, IA, to Enos Wilhem and Mabel Withem Stebbins. She passed away Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006. Irene moved to Michigan when she married her late husband, Folmer Jorgensen, in 1937. They lived there until they retired to Florida in 1972. Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Folmer; one son, Paul; two brothers, Kenneth and Clarence Withem; two sisters, Evelyn Cochran - El Dorado Springs and Fern Jorgensen. Survivors include one son, Bob - Missouri; one daughter, Tina - Florida; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two brothers, Richard Stebbins- Kansas City and Al Stebbins - El Dorado Springs; five sisters - Betty Thomas - Florida, Cathy Geraci - California, Vinnie Lankford - Clinton, Virginia Hartwig - Higginsville and Elaine - Lazo, CA; one nephew, Dewaine Anderson - El Dorado Springs; three nieces - Ev Penzel - California, Edna, Periere, FL, and Cathy Anderson Wilkenson - El Dorado Springs; and many great-nieces and great-nephews. Services were held Wednesday, Nov. 8, in Lehigh Acres, FL From the El Dorado Sun, 24 Nov 2006: Adrian L. Johnson, 83, was born Aug. 10, 1923, in Centerville, KS, to Sylvia Melton Johnson and Homer Johnson. He passed way Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006, at the Cedar County Memorial Hospital, El Dorado Springs. From the age of two, Adrian was raised by his stepfather, William Atwater. Following graduation from high school, he attended Lincoln Technical School for welding. In 1942, Adrian enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving until 1946 and reaching the rank of Petty Officer Second Class. His other employment included sales and personnel in Kansas City and Springfield, supervisor/foreman at Cessna Aircraft in Winfield, KS, and lastly in the operation of a dog breeding business in El Dorado Springs. Adrian, often called “Big Buddy,” was an avid photographer, loved to read and loved the dogs. Preceding him in death were his parents; one son and one brother. Survivors include his wife, Ruth, of the home; sons, Charles - Kansas City, and Carl and wife, Carla - Winfield, KS; five grandchildren; two great-grandsons; one brother, Cledys Atwater and his wife, Charlene - Osawatomie, KS; one sister-in-law, Judy Atwater - Olathe, KS; a host of nieces, nephews, extended family; and special friend, “Punkin,” the family dog, whom he always called “Peaches.” Services were held Wednesday, Nov. 22, at the Hackleman Chapel with Rev. Brent Bland officiating. Interment was in Clintonville Cemetery under the direction of Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs. Pallbearers were John Vinyard - Stockton, Dennis Braden and Bill Biggs - Collins, Dwight Hamby, Lonnie Janes and Jeff Janes - all of El Dorado Springs. From the El Dorado Sun, 24 Nov 2006: Amber Roselyn Siegismund, 17, Rockville, daughter of Mark and Sherrie (Henzlik) Siegismund, was born Jan. 10, 1989, in Osceola. She passed away Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, from injuries sustained in an auto accident. Amber lived in the Rockville area all her life. She was baptized as an infant, confirmed at age 11 and had been a lifelong member of the Rockville United Methodist Church where she was a member of the youth group and sang in the church choir. Amber was a senior at Appleton City R-II School where she was involved in many aspects of student life. Amber was a member of the National Honor Society, holding a grade point average of 4.0 and earned a 29 on her ACT in preparation for attending college next fall. Along with many academic achievements, she held the top award, “Grand Muse,” in the art program and received several blue ribbons on art work and “Best of Show” in the WEMO Conference Art Show. Amber was the president of the Student Council and secretary last year. She played the flute in band for five years and was a member of the Audition Choir, recently performing in the All-District Women's Choir. Amber was involved as an actress in the school play, was on the track team and a member of the Varsity Club. She had been captain of the Quiz Bowl Team for the last three years. Along with her achievements in school, she was a fun-loving young woman who enjoyed spending time with her many friends. She was soft-spoken, gentle and kind. Survivors include her parents, Mark and Sherri Siegismund, and one brother, Nolan, all of the home; her paternal grandparents, Aaron and Mabel Siegismund - Rockville; her maternal grandparents, Alfred R. “Bud” and Carolyn Henzlik - Appleton City; four aunts - Terri and husband, Gary Ashley - Appleton City, Kerrie and husband, Scott Hedger - Kingsville, Robin Siegismund - Appleton City and Rachel and husband, Brian Clark - Cleveland; two uncles, Daniel Siegismund and wife, Kim - Appleton City and Philip Siegismund and wife, Susan - Rockville; 14 cousins - Kristie and Michael Ashley, Ryan, Ashley, Megan, Logan and Levi Siegismund, Nathan, Eli and Lora Clark, Ethan, Emily, Cisely and Maddie Siegismund; a special friend, Noah Watson; and a host of other friends who loved her. Services were held Monday, Nov. 20, in the Appleton City High School with Rev. Bill Kenagy officiating. Music was by Tony Reynolds. Interment was in the Appleton City Cemetery under the direction of Hill and Son Funeral Home, Appleton City. Casketbearers were Daniel Siegismund, Darrell Siegismund, Philip Siegismund, Jim Sims, Brian Clark, Gary Ashley and Scott Hedger. In memorial, special donations may be made to the Class of 2007 Scholarship Fund. From the El Dorado Sun, 24 Nov 2006: Wilma Lorene Woods, 87, El Dorado Springs, passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2006, at Community Springs Healthcare Facility. Graveside services were held Thursday, Nov. 15, at the National Cemetery, Phoenix, AZ, under the direction of Sheldon Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs. From the El Dorado Sun, 24 Nov 2006: Fred M. Green, 62, El Dorado Springs, was born June 7, 1944, in Nevada, the son of James H. and Irene Green. He passed away Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006, at Cedar County Memorial Hospital. Fred graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in 1962. He attended SBU in Bolivar and went on to become a surveyor in Wyoming and Montana. He honorably served his country in Korea for two years before returning home to El Dorado Springs in 1968. Fred went to work at Green's Standard until 3M opened in 1970. He worked at 3M until retirement in 1999. Fred was united in marriage to Gay Frazier on June 27, 1994. He was able to enjoy his retirement, which allowed him more time to spend with his family and friends, the two things he cherished most. Fred was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed, but will always remain alive in our hearts. Preceding him in death were his parents; infant sister, Jeanetta; and brother, Ronnie. Survivors include his wife, Gay, of the home; three children - Janelle Fugate and her husband, Brian - El Dorado Springs, Lori Coonrod and her husband, Jeff- Nevada and David Green and his wife, Errin - Montreal, MO; six grandchildren - Marli Coonrod, Turner Fugate, Lani Coonrod, Cloie Green, Aidan Fugate and Dillion Coonrod; one brother, Gary Green and his wife, Christena - El Dorado Springs; as well as many other relatives and friends. Services were held Monday, Nov. 20, at the Hackleman Chapel with Rev. Bill Cox officiating. Interment was in the Oyer Cemetery under the direction of Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs. Pallbearers were David Green, Gary Green, Gregory Green, Jerry Green, Brian Fugate, Jeff Coonrod, Turner Fugate and Aidan Fugate. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oyer Cemetery or the El Dorado Springs Library. From the El Dorado Sun, 24 Nov 2006: Charles E. Clonts Sr., 80, Sullivan, was born April 26, 1926, at Sullivan to Bert and Ellen (Sappington) Clouts. He passed away Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006. Charles was a lifelong resident of the Sullivan area. Upon graduation from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and honorably served his country during WWII in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. Charles participated in action against the enemy at Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands and the occupation of China. He was honorably discharged in July 1946. On Dec. 24, 1947, Charles married Helen Roosmann in St. Francis Catholic Church in Bourbon, MO. To this union four children were born. Charles was employed in various jobs which included shoe factory work, dairy farming, a meat salesman for Mayrose and Hunter Meat Companies, post master, miner at the former Meramec Mines in Sullivan and plant engineer for the Missouri Correctional Facility in Pacific. Additionally, he served as alderman and later mayor of the City of Sullivan. Mr. Clonts enjoyed reading, gardening, hunting and fishing, traveling, politics, sports (especially basketball) and horse racing. His most enjoyable pleasure was his family. As his children were growing up, Charles coached baseball and was involved with the local PTA. He was known as a man who was intelligent and had a sense of humor. Mr. Clonts was a member of the Saint Anthony Parish of Sullivan, Russell Schmidt VFW Post #3987, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #3781, Knights of Columbus and a charter member of the Elks Lodge, St. Clair, MO. Preceding him in death were his parents; a daughter, Debra Eye; two grandchildren, John Charles Eye and Alicia Key; and a sister, Mary Lou Clonts. Survivors include his wife, Helen, of the family home; one son, Charlie Clonts Jr. and wife, Linda - Sullivan; two daughters, Linda Klouzek and husband, Dean - Linn and Teresa Clonts - Eureka; one brother, Robert Clonts - Prescott, AZ; two sisters, Sally Troyer - El Dorado Springs and Martha Anderson - Greenwood; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; a son-in-law, Joe Eye - Sullivan; a former daughter-in-law, Jill Clonts - Sullivan; and other relatives and friends. Services were held Thursday, Nov. 2, at Saint Anthony Catholic Church in Sullivian with Father Dennis Zacheis officiating. Granddaughters Abbie Clonts, Lacy Jane Klouzek and Mollie Sykes served as readers and great-granddaughters Alyson Eye and Lily Klouzek were gift bearers. Interment with full military honors was in Oddfellows Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan. Pallbearers were Joe Eye, Perry, Jim and Nick Klouzek, Chad and Cory Clonts and Sam Sykes, grandsons whom he loved as his own. Oran Brewer, Larry Rowley, Dorman Sellers, Gordan Summers, Robert Rasmussen and Deon Klouzek, veterans of the Armed Services, served as honorary pallbearers. Alec and Andrew Eye and Logan and Hank Klouzek served as junior honorary pallbearers. Memorials may be sent to St. Anthony's School Building Fund, the Missouri Veterans Home or masses at St. Anthony's Church. From the Ozark County Times, 24 Nov 2006: Billy Glen Knee, 76, of Gainesville, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006, at his home. He was born Feb. 17, 1930, in Lebanon, the son of Glenne and Mabel (Babb) Knee. He and Gladys Mae Vucho were married Oct. 17, 1957, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Mr. Knee was a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served during the Korean War. He was a retired flight engineer. Mr. Knee is survived by one daughter, Bambi MacMillan and her husband, Mike, of Gainesville; two sons, Glenn Knee of California and Clinton Knee and his wife, Debbie, of Sarahland, Ala.; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Dale Knee of Phoenix, Ariz.; and one sister, Carol Mossberger of Fayetteville, Ark. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys, and his parents. Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville, directors. From the Ozark County Times, 24 Nov 2006: Funeral services for Lois Satterfield, 94, of Gainesville, were Saturday, Nov. 18 at the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville with Ed Smith officiating. Burial was in Isabella Cemetery. Mrs. Satterfield died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006, at Gainesville Health Care Center. She was born March 22, 1912, in Dilla, the daughter of Charles Elisha and Louella (Green) Haskins. She and Claud Satterfield were married May 7, 1927, in Isabella. She was baptized as a young girl and was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed writing songs and poetry and pieced many quilts by hand, worked in her garden all summer and enjoyed having her neighbors come to visit. Mrs. Satterfield is survived by children, Jesse Satterfield of Excelsior Springs, Charles Satterfield of Wasola, Mearl Satterfield of Tecumseh, Glenn Satterfield of Independence, Hervil Satterfield of Kansas City, Sue Campbell of Springfield and Betty Moon of Leesburg, Ga.; 16 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and 48 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claud; her parents; one daughter, Nina Marie; one grandson, Harold Don Satterfield; two sisters, Alice Hollingshead and Nora Marie Ledbetter; and three brothers, Walter Haskins, Glenn Haskins and Herbert Haskins. Pallbearers were Jesse Satterfield, Charles Satterfield, Mearl Satterfield, Glenn Satterfield, Hervil Satterfield and Roger Satterfield. Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville, directors From the Ozark County Times, 24 Nov 2006: Graveside services for Eunice McClelland, 94, of Rainier, Ore., were Monday, Nov. 20 at Lutie Cemetery in Theodosia. Mrs. McClelland died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006, at her home. She was born July 19, 1912, in Theodosia, the daughter of Walter H. and Margaret Cordelia (Mahan) Herd. She and Jess McClelland were married July 23, 1942. She helped her parents run the country store in Theodosia for many years and was postmaster for many of those years. She also drove the truck that hauled livestock to the auction yards and dry goods for the store. Mrs. McClelland is survived by one niece, Mona Gorsline of Rainier, Ore. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jess, in 1952; one brother, Herman Herd of Los Angeles, Calif.; and one sister, Ruby Turley of Rainier, Ore. Haakinson-Groulx Mortuary, Rainier, Ore., directors. From the Ozark County Times, 24 Nov 2006: Private memorial services and burial are planned for Esther Elizabeth Young, 87, of Caulfield. Mrs. Young died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. She was born Nov. 22, 1918, in Marysville, Kan., the daughter of Floyd James and Anita Lavender (Welch) Fletcher. Mrs. Young is survived by two daughters, Susan Maxey and Elizabeth Chesterman, both of Caulfield; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents. Twin Lakes Cremation Society and Funeral Home, Bull Shoals, Ark., directors. From the Ozark County Times, 24 Nov 2006: Funeral services for Ila R. Smith, 84, were Monday, Nov. 20 at the Ball Church of Christ with Halbert Smith officiating. Burial was in Ball Cemetery. Mrs. Smith died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006, at the Hospice House in Mountain Home, Ark. She was born Nov. 7, 1922, in Ozark County, the daughter of James Nelson and Orpha (Morrison) Lynn. She and Estel William Smith were married Dec. 30, 1941, in Tecumseh. A member of Dawt Church of Christ, she was baptized at an early age. She worked alongside her husband on their dairy, helping with milking chores for many years. She enjoyed needlework, quilting and volunteering with the Dora Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. She also enjoyed family get-togethers and especially her grandchildren. Mrs. Smith is survived by four daughters, Aleta Collins and her husband, Bill, of Gainesville, Nelda Smith and her husband, Bill, of Dora, Sylvia Jones and her husband, Kendall, of Rockaway Beach, and Marsha Birdsong of Hagerstown, Ind.; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Willliam H. Lynn of Springfield; and two sisters, Faith Johnson of San Diego, Calif., and Linda Nielsen of Summit, Ark. She was preceded in death by her husband, Estel; her parents; and two brothers, U.J. Lynn and Deon Lynn. Pallbearers were Floyd Collins, Cody Collins, Kevin Smith, Gary Smith, Randall Jones and Landon Jones. Memorials can be made to Hospice House of Mountain Home, Ark., in care of the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville. Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville, directors. From the Bolivar Herald Free Press, 29 Nov 2006: Betty Jane Neuhart, 80, of Humansville died Friday, Nov. 24, 2006, in Citizens Memorial Healthcare Facility. A lifelong resident of Polk County, Betty was born Dec. 10, 1925, the daughter of Vina and Richard Wells. She married Richard Midles and to this union two sons, Richard Michael and James Charles, were born. She later married Dean Neuhart who preceded her in death Dec. 16, 1995. Also preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers, Virgil and Kenneth; and four sisters, Nell, Goldie, Bess and Veta. Surviving Betty are her two sons, Mike Midles and wife Paulena of Flemington and Jim Midles of Bolivar; grandchildren, Michele and John Thiesfeld of Chicago, Ill., Bob and Maria Midles of Deerfield, N.Y., and Andy and Cara Mohler of Tulsa, Okla.; great-granddaughters, Lauren, Lindsey and Megan Thiesfeld, Hannah and Hailey Midles; and a step-great-grandson, Alex Hildebrandt; a sister, Lorene Human of Springfield; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Betty was a retired school teacher. She enjoyed teaching her "special" students. She loved talking about and showing pictures of her great-grandchildren. Graveside services and burial were Monday, Nov. 27, in Mount Olive Cemetery with Bro. Gene Skinner and Bro. Harlan Graham officiating. Online condolences may be made at From the Bolivar Herald Free Press, 29 Nov 2006: Wylla Fern Williamson, 88, of Bolivar died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006, at Butterfield Residential Care Center in Bolivar after a short illness. She was born Feb. 24, 1918, near Polk, the daughter of Wesley and Ruby Chaney Ingram. Most of her life was spent in and around Bolivar. She was saved at Sentinel Baptist Church at the age of 12 where she remained a member until her marriage, when soon after, she joined the Oak Grove Baptist Church at Adonis. She was married to James Henry Williamson Dec. 6, 1937, by the Rev. Lee Penny, then living in Bolivar. When James was called into the service of World War II, they left the farm and moved to Bolivar in 1944. She then began attending Calvary Missionary Baptist Church where she remained a faithful member as long as her health permitted. She served as church pianist and Sunday School Teacher. She worked in Bolivar for 43 years as an office helper - 15 years for Stewart Tire Supply, which was the Polk County License Bureau, 15 years for Bill Roberts Chevrolet, and 13 years for Teters Floral Products. She was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Williamson, on Jan. 3, 2004; her parents; and two sisters. She is survived by her brother, Junior Ingram and his wife, Erma, of Buffalo; two sisters, Odessa Gillespie of Bolivar and Glenda Lightfoot and her husband, Mervin, of Rockaway Beach; two nephews, David Ingram and his wife, Lisa, and Mick Lightfoot and his wife, Twyla; three nieces, Diana Lane and her husband, Donnie, Denise Maroney and her husband, Larry, and Melody Roberts and her husband, Rick. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, at Butler Funeral Home in Bolivar with Bro. Leon Meadows and Bro. Ron Erven officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Bolivar. No visitation is scheduled. Friends may sign the guest book or send private condolences at From the Bolivar Herald Free Press, 29 Nov 2006: Thelma Fern Carson, 90, of Bolivar died at 6:17 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006, in Citizens Memorial Hospital, Bolivar. She was born Jan. 7, 1916, at Goodson, the daughter of Oma Lee and Georgia Frost Morris. She worked at Mays Grocery, was a homemaker and a member of the Salem Missionary Baptist Church. On Oct. 2, 1938, she married Oren Henry Carson. Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband of 66 years, Oren Carson; six brothers, Ralph, Floyd, Leon, Ken, Bob and Roma Morris; and a sister, Inez Pearl Shadwick. She is survived by a son and his wife, Jim and Barbara Carson, and a daughter and her husband, Phyllis and Jack Scott, all of Bolivar; six grandchildren, granddaughters Jami Russell and husband Brent of Springfield, Kelly Baumhoer of Beaufort, S.C., grandsons Shawn Carson and wife Tina of Clever, Brad Mashburn and wife Debbie of Troy, Kent Mashburn of Springfield, and Casey Mashburn of Fair Play; three sisters-in-law, Hope Morris of Mt. Vernon, Jean Morris of Brighton and Alcy Larkey of Harrisonville; a brother in-law, Johnnie Carson and wife Shirley of Bolivar; eight great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, at Pitts Chapel with Bro. Donnie Lane officiating. Burial will follow in the Salem Cemetery, Cliquot. Visitation will be held an hour before the services from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday morning. Pallbearers will be Shawn Carson, Chance Russell, Kelton Russell, Foday Mashburn, Drew Mashburn and Brock Mashburn. Honorary pallbearers will be Kent, Casey and Brad Mashburn. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salem Cemetery, C/O of the funeral home, 316 E. Broadway St., Bolivar MO 65613 From the Bolivar Herald Free Press, 29 Nov 2006: Bertha Celena Copeland, 82, of Bolivar died at 9:38 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006, at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield after a short illness. She was born May 24, 1924, in Dallas County near Long Lane, the daughter of George and Iva Mann Haney. On Aug. 31, 1947, she married Olen Copeland and to this union four children were born. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Wilburn and Orville; one sister, Dolly; her stepfather, Delmer Miller; and a stepbrother, Clifford Miller. She is survived by her husband, Olen Copeland of the home; three sons, Bill Copeland and wife Carol of Corona, Calif., Jim Copeland and wife Venetia Copeland of Stockton and Glen Copeland of Bolivar; one daughter, Gayla Stauffacher and husband Alan of Camdenton; four grandchildren, Andy Copeland and wife Blanca and Venus Copeland, all of California, Melissa Guetzkow of Stockton and Tori Stauffacher of Camdenton; four great-grandchildren, Vincent, Gabriel and Chloe Copeland of the state of California, and Atira Guetzkow of the state of Colorado. She enjoyed family gatherings and church fellowships and her hobbies included growing flowers, reading and taking pictures and playing games. Services are at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, in the Butler Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Bornert officiating. Music will be provided by the Spring Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Dunnegan. Burial will be in the Barren Creek Cemetery west of Bolivar. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Butler Chapel. Friends may sign the guest book or send private condolences at From the Bolivar Herald Free Press, 24 Nov 2006: Donald Kenney Lyons, 70, of Wheatland died at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006, in his home. He was born April 27, 1936, in Alberta, Canada, the son of Percy and Irene Kenny Lyons. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was married Ernestine Williams, who survives him. A memorial service will be held at a later date in the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery, Springfield. Arrangements are under the direction of Pitts Chapel of Bolivar. From the Bolivar Herald Free Press, 24 Nov 2006: Gus Palucacos, 86, of Humansville died at 1:20 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006, at Big Springs Care Center in Humansville. He was born Oct. 3, 1920, in Vandergrift, Pa., the son of Peter and Hellen Parafrolis Palucacos. He was a warehouse worker and served in the United States Coast Guard during World War II. He is survived by his three sons, Evangelos Palucacos of Collins, George Palucacos of New York, N.Y., and Peter Palucacos of Forest Hills, N.Y. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, in 1998. Services will be Friday, Nov. 24, in New York with burial at Calverton Memorial Cemetery in Calverton Long Island, N.Y. Local arrangements are under the direction of Butler Funeral Home, Bolivar. Friends may sign the guest book or send private condolences at From the Bolivar Herald Free Press, 24 Nov 2006: Jerry Dale Hignite, 61, of Flemington died at 2 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006, in his home. He was born July 16, 1945, in Miami, Okla., the son of Denver and Goldie Farris Hignite. He was member of the Methodist faith and a Mason FAM 409 of Greenwood, La., and he is a U.S. Air Force Vietnam veteran. He married Donna Watkins on Feb. 14, 1980. His parents and an infant son, Jason Hignite, precede him in death. He is survived by his wife, Donna, of the home; a son and his wife, Chad and Jen Hignite of Dearborn, Mich.; a daughter and her husband, Alyson and Brian Kristenson of Wichita, Kan.; three stepsons, Donald Watkins and his wife, Tammy, of Flemington, Duane Lange of Pittsburg, Kan., and Dennis Wallace of Lansing, Kan.; and nine grandchildren. Memorial services will be Tuesday, Nov. 21, at the Derfelt Funeral Home Galena, Kan., with burial following in the Galena Cemetery, Galena, Kan. Memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Fondation, C/O the funeral home. Local arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Pitts Chapel of Bolivar. From the Springfield News Leader: J. Wilbur Gilbert J. Wilbur Gilbert, age 82, of Quincy and Pleasant Hope, Mo., died Nov. 3, 2006, in his home in Pleasant Hope, following a long illness. He was born Aug. 16, 1924, in St. Clair County to Fred and Maudie Gilbert. He was a School Bus Contractor for 40 years with the Weaubleau district and the University of Missouri 4-H Extension Service. He was a member of the Hogles Creek Lodge. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Survivors include his wife Doris of 24 years; two children; four stepchildren; 19 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We extend our many thanks to Access Home Health Care and staff. Memorial donations may be sent to Access Home Health Care, 2828 N. National, Springfield, MO 65803, or to Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 116, Wheatland, MO 65779. Graveside services are 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006, in Mount Zion Cemetery, Quincy, Mo., under the direction of Hathaway-Peterman Funearl Home, Wheatland, Mo. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home, or friends may call at their convenience after 9 a.m. Monday until service time. From the Springfield News Leader: Beatrice Powell, 87, of Springfield, Mo., formerly of Collins, Mo., passed away July 10, 2006, at the Springfield Rehabilitation Center. Beatrice is survived by one son, Warren Powell, and one daughter, Pat Setevenson, both of Springfield, Mo. two grandchildren three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 13, 2006, at 2 p.m. at the Robinson Cemetery, Weaubleau, Mo. Family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until service time in the SheldonGoodrich Chapel, Osceola, Mo. Arrangements Sheldon- Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola, Mo. From the Springfield News Leader: Audra Irene Molder, 79, Bolivar, died Monday, May 22, 2006, in Citizens Memorial Healthcare Facility. She was born May 12, 1927, in Cedar County. A former resident of Humansville and Weaubleau, she was a homemaker. She and Harry M. Molder were married March 26, 1947. He preceded her in death September 27, 2005. Her mother and a brother, Johnny, also preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Don and Patsy Smith, Weaubleau and Ron and Cathy Molder, Bolivar three grandchildren, Crystal Vaughn and husband, Steve, Willard, Jimmy Smith and wife, Brandi, Springfield and Sarah Molder, Bolivar one great-grandson, David Vaughn one sister, Gladys Davis, El Dorado Springs a half brother, Junior Routh, Dunnegan and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 26, in Murray Funeral Home, Humansville, with Rev. Gineth Hudson officiating. Interment will be in Alder Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Online condolences may be made at From the Springfield News Leader: Jean Wheeler, 72, of Springfield, Missouri, died early Friday in St. John's Hospital. Jean was born in St. Clair County, Missouri, in 1933 to Johnny T. Shryer and Ora M. Allen. She was united in marriage to Robert C. Wheeler in 1952. They first met in grade school and started their 65 years together. She is survived by her husband, Bob, of Springfield son, Rob Wheeler, daughterin-law, Missy Wheeler, and grandson, Joe Wheeler, all of Kansas City, Mo. She is also survived by her brother, Norman Shryer and his wife, Billie, of Springfield, along with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Sunday evening, May 21st from 5 to 7 p.m. in GormanScharpf Brentwood Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 22nd in Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel. Burial will follow at 1 p.m. in FairviewButcher Cemetery, near Weaubleau, Missouri. Reverend Phil Snider of Brentwood Christian Church will officiate. Jean graduated from Buffalo High School in 1951. She worked for many years as a Senior Claims Supervisor for the Hartford Insurance Group and a paralegal for the law firm of Miller and Sanford. She was the first female member and first female officer of the Springfield Claims Association. In the 1980s she created and managed Jean's Kitchen Corner in the Brentwood Shopping Center. She was a longtime member of National Avenue Christian Church and a recent member of Brentwood Christian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Brentwood Christian Church, 1900 E. Barataria, Springfield, MO 65804. From the Springfield News Leader: Mary Kathryn "M.K." (Gillespie) Lummis, 85, of Weaubleau, Mo., passed away Monday morning, January 9, 2006, in Osceola, Mo., of a sudden illness. M.K. was born May 21, 1920, in Strafford, Mo., to James Hamilton and Myrtle Mae (McGinty) Gillespie. Her parents and two brothers, Dwight and Jamie, preceded her in death. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Patsy, of Marshfield, Mo. Perry and Donna, of Nixa, Mo. six grandchildren and their families: Wayne and wife, Mary, and sons, Athan and Cory, of Nixa, Mo. Kerry and wife, Charece, and sons, Kristian and Chase, of Billings, Mo. Cheri and husband, Steve Crane, of Republic, Mo. Jane Lummis, of Branson West, Mo. Natalie Kearbey and son, Avery, and Natalie's fiance, Nick Conner, of Skiatook, Okla. and William Lummis, of Stillwater, Okla. Other survivors include a niece and her husband, Alice and Joe Roush, of Broken Arrow, Okla., and their children, Mike and wife, Linda, of Yukon, Okla., and Jennifer and husband, Mike Hoel, of Tulsa, Okla. Services will be held today, January 12, 2006, at 3 p.m. in Greenlawn Funeral Home South in Springfield, Mo., with burial in Danforth Cemetery near Strafford, Mo. From the Springfield News Leader: Ruby Thelma Dalton was born to J.K. and Margaret M. Dalton on October 5, 1908, in Johns Mill, Mo., in Douglas County. She departed this life on October 4, 2006, at the age of 97 years and 364 days, in Christian Health Care, Nixa, Mo., where she had resided the past two years. On June 10, 1925, Ruby was united in marriage to Albert E. Swearengin and to this union seven children were born. She lived most of her life in the Fordland, Mo., area. She was converted at an early age and sanctified in a revival in Elkhead, Mo., conducted by Revs. Gene Cowan and Oscar Rogers. Ruby was a member of the Church of God Holiness in Fordland and was faithful in attendance until her health failed. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1942; her eldest son, Clifford in 2005; and a son-in-law, Gene Watson in 2006. Ruby is survived by four sons, Bill and Faye of Ozark, Howard and Carole of Wheatland, Darrell and Bonnie of Rogersville, and Freddie and Bobbi of Springfield; two daughters, Mary and Virgil Swearengin of Rogersville, and Alberta Watson of Sharpsburg, Ga.; daughter-in-law, Carlene Swearengin of Haysville, Kan.; 21 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, 30 great-great-grandchildren, eight step grandchildren, and 21 step great-grandchildren. The family expresses their thanks to her caregivers and the staff of the nursing facility. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, October 9, 2006, in the Harvest Community Nazarene Church in Rogersville, with burial in the Union Chapel Cemetery, Fordland. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the Preston-Marsh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Bible School, Rt. 1 Box 48, Ava, MO 65608. From the Springfield News Leader: Louis Neil Gibson Born June 21, 1930, in Robinson, Kansas, the son of Jesse Lois and Louis Gibson, passed into eternal rest at his home early on November 3, 2006. He grew up in White Cloud, Kan., before moving to Wichita in 1942. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. On July 23, 1954, he was united in marriage to Wilma Partington, raising his family and spending most of his years in the Southwest Missouri area. He resided in the Wheatland, Mo., area for the past 10 years. His principal occupation was law enforcement, serving in the Los Angeles Police Department, the Wichita Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons for a combined 13 years. Louis Gibson is survived by his loving wife Wilma, of Wheatland; sons Kurt Gibson and wife Angie, of Springfield, Randall Gibson and wife Dawn, of Springfield; and sister, Wilma Newlin, of Bella Vista, Ark. He was a devoted member of the Antioch Christian Church of Pittsburg, Mo. A loving husband, and proud father, he will live on in the hearts and memories of his family and friends. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 9 at 11 a.m. in Antioch Christian Church, officiated by Pastor Don Hart. Private interment will follow in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Lyon County. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Law Enforcement Alliance of America. From the Springfield News Leader: Mrs. Rose B. Bryson, 73, of Wheatland, formerly of Ash Grove, passed away Friday afternoon in her home after a short illness. She was a retired cafeteria employee of Wheatland and Ash Grove and Bois D'Arc school systems. She was preceded in death by her husband, Loyd, on Sept. 8, 1996. Memorial services will be Tuesday, August 1, 2006, at 11 a.m. in Wilson-BrimDaniel Funeral Home, Ash Grove, with Pastor Kent Parson officiating with inurnment following in Ash Grove Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 10 to 10:45 a.m. prior to services. From the Springfield News Leader: Sharon Lee Garrison passed away at 1 p.m. Monday, July 17, 2006, at her home in Stockton after a battle with cancer. She was 62. She was born on October 27, 1943, in Newport, R.I., the daughter of Earl Lee Shell and Gloria G. "Morton" Shell. She graduated from Bolivar High School and attended Southwest Baptist University and Southwest Missouri State College. To the end, Sharon kept her wonderful sense of humor. Her family and friends will always remember her cooking and the celebrations she hosted with Stan in Wheatland and Stockton. The two of them spent many happy years together camping, fishing and gardening. Surviving is her mother, Gloria Shell of Bolivar her husband, Stan Garrison of the home one daughter, Cindy Groves and husband, Jon, of Nixa, Mo. and one son, Jason Norman and wife, Susanne, of Kansas City, Mo. one stepdaughter, Lynda Batson of Walnut Grove, Mo. two stepsons, Don Garrison of Bolivar, Mo., and John Garrison of Branson, Mo. and seven grandchildren. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2006, at 10 a.m. in the Butler Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ray Leininger officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until service time. Inurnment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Bolivar under the direction of the Butler Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and the Citizens Memorial Hospital Hospice. Friends may sign the guest book or send private condolences at www.butler f u n e r a l From the Springfield News Leader: Charles Loren King, age 70, of Hermitage, Mo., passed away June 25, 2006, at his home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, June 29, at Hathaway-Peterman Chapel with Rev. Wayne Neal and Rev. Mike Puckett officiating. Burial will be in Nemo Cemetery under the direction of Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland, Mo. Visitation will be 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home. From the Springfield News Leader: Wanda Hathaway, age 93, of Hermitage, Mo., passed away May 9, 2006, at Christian Health Care, Hermitage, Mo. Funeral services will b e2 p.m. Friday, May 12, at Hathaway-Peterman Chapel with burial in Hermitage Cemetery. Visitation will be 12 noon to 2 p.m. Friday, prior to the service, at HathawayPeterman Funeral Home, Wheatland. From the Springfield News Leader: God sent some of his angels to take Vivian Rosalie Knichel-Koenig home to be with her Lord and Saviour on Monday, March 20, 2006. She was born December 25, 1929, in Wheatland, Mo., to Alva "Pete" and Blanche (Butler) Holderby. She married Louis Knichel in 1950. The family lived in California for many years before returning to Missouri in 1965. Upon her marriage to H.W. Koenig in 1991, the couple traveled though out the United States. Rosalie loved her family, her friends, her church, doing crafts, and collecting angels. Her first husband, Louis Knichel, and her parents preceded her in death. She is survived by a son, Danny J. Buzby, Springfield a daughter and husband, Janice and Larry Peak, Walnut Grove two brothers and their wives, Len and Dorothy Holderby, Lakehills, Texas, Harley and Nancy Holderby, Kingsland, Texas three sisters and husbands, Erma and Tom Everett, Ft. Worth, Texas, Marlene and Bob McGehee, Kingsland, Texas, Linda and Gary Olson, Aitkin, Minn. two grandchildren, Joshua Peak and wife, Misty, and Melissa Peak three great-grandchildren many nieces and nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews and many loving friends. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2006, in Charity Baptist Church, 2603 S. Westwood, Springfield, with Rev. Kenneth Gaines officiating, under direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, Mo. Burial will follow in Brookline Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn. From the Springfield News Leader: Rebecca Williams, 93, Springfield, Missouri, died March 1, 2006, in her home at Culpepper Place. Mary Rebecca Bennett was born August 29, 1912, three miles north of Wheatland, Missouri, in Hickory County. Her parents were Harry and Cleo Bennett, well known farmers of the area. She graduated from Wheatland High School in 1929 and attended Springfield College. She taught school at Union School and White Cloud. She married Herbert Williams in Ava, Missouri, April 22, 1932. He preceded her in death February 19, 1995. After marriage they lived in Buffalo, Missouri, later moving to Kansas City. She graduated from beauty college in Kansas City. She worked at the downtown F.W. Woolworth store in Kansas City as a department manager. Later she worked for National Bellas Hess as a buyer for a catalogue department. After retirement, they moved to Hickory County, where they lived several years until moving to Springfield, Missouri. Rebecca had a sister, Kathryn Parker of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, who preceded her in death January 4, 1984. She is survived by her sister, Helen Mabry of Poplar Bluff, Missouri brother, Harry W. Bennett and her very special sister-in-law, Leola Bennett of Blue Springs, Missouri. She will be missed by her niece, Nancy and husband, Mike Good, of Springfield, Missouri, who have watched over her her nephew, Harry E. Bennett and wife, Margie, of Marion, Kansas nephew, Roger Bennett and wife, Beth, of Blue Springs, Missouri great-nieces and nephews, Hannah, Eliza, Hallie, Weston, and Seth Bennett and great-nieces, Amy, Rebecca and Laura Good. Rebecca's family is grateful to Culpepper Place for providing her a wonderful home and to Cox South third floor staff, Integrity Home Care, and Community Hospice for the loving care in her final days. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 4, 2006, in Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home in Springfield, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to Riverbluff Fellowship Building Fund, c/o First Baptist Church, 525 South Ave., Springfield, MO 65802 or Community Hospice, 1465 E. Primrose, Springfield, MO 65807. From the Springfield News Leader: Eugene "Gene" William Dukes, 88, Springfield, Mo., departed from this life February 7, 2006, in Cox South Hospital. Gene was a native of Leesville, Mo., a United States Navy veteran and a retired civil service employee. He was united in marriage to Neoma Helen Hearn, who preceded him in death April 11, 2004. Gene is survived by two stepsons, Carroll Osburn and his wife, Norine, Strafford, Mo., and Erwin Osburn and his wife, Joyce, and family, Page, Ariz. two granddaughters, Kathy Rains and her husband, Paul, and their son, Austin, Quincy, Mo., and Kristine Osburn and her husband, Mike Bertolli, Georgia great-grandson, Nate Helterbrand, also of Georgia one grandson, Keith Osburn, Springfield, Mo. and two sisters, Oleta Coleman and Frances Sanchez, California. At his request, cremation and no services are planned. From the Springfield News Leader: W.C. Suiter, age 83, of Quincy, passed away suddenly Friday in Cox South hospital, Springfield. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 3, 2006, in the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery, near Quincy. Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hopewell Cemetery Fund or the Hopewell Baptist Church, in care of the Reser Funearl Home, Warsaw. Condolences may be left online at From the Springfield News Leader: BIG John Bob Swearengin BIG John Bob Swearengin, 72, of Ozark, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2006, in San Antonio, Texas. Bob was born on April 16, 1924, in Linden, Mo., to Ira and Beulah Byrd Swearengin. He was a graduate of Fordland High School class of 1952, had served in the U.S. Air Force in Korea, and was a member of the Victory Baptist Church in Ozark. Bob had worked for Plywood Supply in Springfield for 20 years and had retired after 10 years driving for Milky Way. Bob was married to Deloris Bryant Capon on June 26, 1959. They enjoyed traveling in their motor home and and were currently at their daughter's home in San Antonio. Bob is survived by his wife, Deloris, of the home; one son, Charles "Chuck" Swearengin and his wife, Lory, of Strafford; one daughter, Capt. Cindy Pouncey, stationed in the U.S. Air Force in San Antonio, Texas; two sisters, Sue Frantz and husband, Bill, of Fordland, Mo., and his twin sister, Bonnie Bollman and husband, Bill, of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; six grandchildren, Johnathan, Evan, Austin and Allan Swearengin, Adarius and Aspen Pouncey; and several nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Charles. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 7, 2006, at Preston-Marsh Funeral Home, Rogersville, with burial in Fordland Cemetery with military honors by the Webster County Veterans Association. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. From the Kansas City Star: Gertrude May Winders Gertrude May Winders, 96, Greenwood, formerly of Warrensburg, MO, died Nov. 5, 2006. Funeral service 11:30 a.m. Wed., Nov. 8 at Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home with the visitation half hour prior. Burial in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg. Memorials to: First Christian Church, Warrensburg. Published in the Kansas City Star on 11/7/2006. From the Benton County Enterprise, 3 Nov 2006: Walter H. Fischer, age 93 of Cloverdale, Indiana, passed away Thursday, October 26, 2006 at Mill Pond Health Campus in Greencastle, Indiana. He was born October 21, 1913 in Lincoln, Missouri to Ernest Fischer and Rosina (Sommerer) Fischer. On April 3, 1943 he was united in marriage to Mary Josephine (Coffelt) Fischer, who preceded him in death on June 21, 2003. Survivors include daughter Virginia Monnett and husband Keith of Cloverdale, In., sister Irma Metzner of St. Louis, Mo., brothers Ernest Fischer, Jr. of Warsaw, Mo. and Henry Fischer of Pompano Beach, Fl., three grandchildren: Becky Taylor and husband Kevin of Cloverdale, in., Donna Mansard and husband Ashley of Terre Haute, In., and Kelly Witt of Cloverdale, In., six great-grandchildren: Danielle Taylor of Cloverdale, In., A.J. Taylor of Cloverdale, In., Grant Mansard of Terre Haute, In., Amanda Mansard of Terre Heaute, In., Blake Witt of Cloverdale, In., and Brooke Witt of Cloverdale, In. Besides his wife, he was also preceded in death by parents Ernest and Rosina Fischer, sisters Esther Schoen, Rosina Repper, Henritta Rickermann and Paula Zumpano, and brothers Clarence Fischer and Herbert Fischer. Private graveside services will be held at Cloverdale Cemetery. Interment will be at Cloverdale Cemetery in Cloverdale, Indiana. From the Benton County Enterprise, 3 Nov 2006: Alta Mae Kullman age 84 of Lincoln, Missouri passed away, Friday, October 27, 2006 at the Lincoln Community Nursing Home, in Lincoln. She was born on November 28, 1921 in Warsaw, Missouri, the daughter of Charles and Etta Straley McGrady. She grew up in Benton County and on November 2, 1940 was united in marriage to John Henry Kullman in Rogersville, Missouri. After their marriage they made their home on a farm, Southeast of Lincoln, Missouri. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Lincoln, the Naomi Circle and a past member of the Rebecca Lodge of Lincoln and Green Ridge, Missouri. She enjoyed being outdoors, gardening and tending to her flowers. She also enjoyed quilting and loved to cook. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Charles Marvin McGrady. She is survived by her husband John Henry Kullman of the home; three daughters, Barbara Coffey & her husband Gene, Reatha Owens & her husband Ray and Mary Jeanette, of the home, all from Lincoln, Missouri and one son Allen Ray Kullman & his wife Cindy, of Billings, Missouri. Also surviving is one sister, Ruby Maltsbarger of Sedalia, Missouri, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews and other relatives and many friends. Funeral services for Alta M. Kullman were held, 10:30 A.M., Monday, October 30, 2006 at the United Methodist of Lincoln, with Rev. Darren Rew, Officiating. Burial was in the Lincoln Cemetery, Lincoln, Missouri. Pallbearers were be Dwane Kreisler, Dillard Kreisler, Todd Gruhn, Bradley Kullman, John Allen Kullman and Donald Maltsbarger. Honorary pallbearers were Timothy Ray Coffey, Mike Gruhn and Kent Kullman. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to the United Methodist Church of Lincoln in c/o of the Davis-Miller Funeral Home, Lincoln. From the El Dorado Sun, 3 Nov 2006: Weldon Thomas Duncan, 91, Kansas City, was born July 30, 1915, on a farm near Halfway. He passed away Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006, at 10:25 p.m. in the Olathe Medical Center, Olathe, KS. Weldon attended a rural elementary school, then graduated from Bolivar High School. After graduation, he spent two years at Southwest Baptist University before working in the retail business in Bolivar. It was while in college that he met Jewell Aralee True, his future wife. In the 1940's, Weldon served in the Army Air Corps in the European theater where he was wounded in combat. He was awarded the Purple Heart and honorably discharged. After his military service, he returned to the Vernon County area to marry Jewell. Their vows took place Jan. 19, 1946, in Kansas City. To their union four children were born. They settled in Harwood briefly before moving to the Nevada area where he worked for Production Credit. After securing a position in sales in northern Missouri with the Ralston Purina Company, he, Jewell and the family relocated to Bethany where they lived for a number of years before moving to Trenton to be more centrally located to his sales territory. In 1966, Weldon took early retirement and purchased what was then Bryon's Shoe Store in Trenton, making it the Duncan Shoe Store. In 1975, he opened a second store in Chillicothe. After nearing retirement in the early 1980's, the Chillicothe store was closed and the Trenton store was sold. He then ran a small shoe repair business until the death of this wife, Jewell, in 1985. Weldon relocated to Columbia to be closer to his brother. There he met Geri Miller, with whom he spent nearly 12 years. In 2000, he moved to the Kansas City area to be near his children, who attended to his care since. Through the years, Weldon was involved in the Trenton Rotary Club; served on the board of Head Start in Trenton; the Grundy County Civil Defense Board; the Trenton Boy Scouts, serving as both scout leader and as district commissioner; was a member of the Trenton and Columbia VFW and DAV; was a hospital volunteer at the Columbia VA Hospital; was a Trenton Chamber of Commerce member; and served as deacon for more than 15 years in the First Christian Church in Trenton. Weldon's hobbies included hunting, gardening, training hunting dogs and judging field trials. One of his greatest loves was his farm, where he raised cattle and horses and did general farm work. Preceding him in death were his parents; one brother, Russell; one sister, Wilma; his daughter-in-law, Melanie; and his wife, Jewell. Survivors include three sons - Tom Duncan - Kirksville, Randy Duncan and wife, Lori - Overland Park, and George Duncan - Blue Springs; one daughter, Lana Harvey - Rogers, AR; one sister, Geneva Anderson - Springfield; four grandchildren - Bradley and Ryan Harvey and Ashely and Sara Duncan; three great-grandchildren - Grace, Lilly and Rose Harvey; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends. Graveside services with military honors were held under the direction of Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, Schell City, on Monday, Oct. 30, at Green Mound Cemetery, Harwood, with Bro. Tim Brewer officiating. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Olathe Good Samaritan Center, Olathe, KS. From the El Dorado Sun, 3 Nov 2006: Mabel Ethel (Purtle) Goodwin, 89, El Dorado Springs, was born Oct. 21, 1917, to the late William Arthur and Martha Louisa (Ellerman) Purtle near Rookins, MO. She passed away Oct. 26, 2006, in Overland Park, KS. Under the influence of the Black Jack Church of God (Holiness), she was saved as a teenager and maintained a consistent walk with the Lord throughout her life. On April 6, 1935, Mabel married Boyd Goodwin. To this union, five sons were born - Clifford Lee, Leslie Glenn, Albert Leroy, William Dennis and Larry Eugene. For the first 17 years of their married life, she and Boyd farmed in west central Missouri. Because of Boyd's lung problems, they moved to Arizona in March of 1952. This was home for the next 28 years. With five growing boys still at home, Mable took in ironing and did baby-sitting to augment the family income. After the nest emptied, she began working as a cook in the public school system and continued there until her retirement. In the mid-fifties, Mabel and Boyd became founding members of the Mesa Church of God (Holiness) where they both held various positions of leadership until their return to El Dorado Springs in 1980. Hers was not a rocking chair retirement. Along with her husband, Mabel kept very busy ministering to widows, shut-ins and others in need. She was actively involved in her church missionary society where she supported her dear friend, Mary Lou Englund, in various fundraising projects for missions and Bible schools. Quilting and textile painting were her specialties. She spent many hours making sure each fundraising event had at least one quilt. Her life was spent in service to others. The words of Jesus so aptly describe Mabel Goodwin, “She hath done what she could.” For 63 years, she faithfully stood by her husband until his death in 1998. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. Preceding her in death were her husband, Boyd; two daughters-in-law, Dale Lenore (Hughey) Goodwin and Margaret Jean (Scoles) Goodwin; one sister, Lucy Burns; and one brother, Calvin Purtle. Survivors include her sons - Clifford and wife, Carolyn - Belton, Leslie and wife, Joyce - Overland Park, Albert and wife, Evelyn - Basehor, KS, Dennis and wife, Linda Lee - Mansfield, and Larry and wife, Ruth - Gardner, KS; seven grandsons and four granddaughters; 19 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; three sisters - Zephie Ellerman and Minnie Burns - El Dorado Springs and Allene Baker and husband, Jim - Springfield; one brother, Floyd Purtle - El Dorado Springs; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the Church of God (Holiness) with Rev. Leland Trussell officiating. Musical selections were by Dennis Goodwin, Debbie Goodwin, Carolyn Goodwin, Daniel Goodwin, and Theo, Tess and Vera Bourland. Interment was in the El Dorado Springs Cemetery under the direction of Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Darrel Goodwin, Michael Goodwin, Russel Goodwin, Glenn Goodwin, Kevin Grabill, Steve Plymire, Tad Goodwin, Daniel Goodwin and Dwight Goodwin. From the El Dorado Sun, 3 Nov 2006: Elmer Fredrick Heyen Jr., 47, Stockton, was born Jan. 11, 1959, in Oakley, KS, the son of Elmer F. and Wilma J. Heyen. He passed away Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006. Fred was a Native American, a member of the Potawatami tribe of Shawnee, OK. He had many talents and skills that included construction, shipping and receiving and many more. He loved and living for fishing and gathering with his family in Missouri. He would want all of us to remember that he loved and was deeply loved in return. Preceding him in death were his mother and father as well as his sister, Julia Rose Durrant. Survivors include his family - Gloria Joy Heyen, Linda Sue Bruner, Martin Gayle Heyen, Melvin Lee Heyen, Dale Gene Heyen and Carol Ann Moore. Memorial services were held Friday, Oct. 27, at the Hackleman Chapel with Rev. Wendell Daniel officiating. From the El Dorado Sun, 3 Nov 2006: Thelma Bernice Hill, 92, formerly of the Schell City and Walker area, was born Dec. 6, 1913, in Nevada, the daughter of Lemuel and Hettie (Fox) Strader. She passed away Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006, at the Cornerstone Village in Pittsburg. Thelma attended school and was a graduate of Harwood High School. On Nov. 17, 1936, she was united in marriage to Gordon Hill. To their union one son was born. For 30 years, Thelma worked at Key Industries in Nevada. Through the years, she enjoyed sewing, crocheting and flower gardening. After retirement, she and Gordon retired from the farm to a home in Walker. They were both members of the Schell City First Baptist Church prior to moving their memberships to the Walker Christian Church. Preceding her in death were her parents; brothers and sisters; her husband, Gordon, who passed away in 1988; her son, Larry, who passed away in 2004; and her daughter-in-law, Nita Kay. Survivors include her three grandsons - Larry Alan Hill and James Douglas Hill - both of Lee's Summit and Steven Gordon Hill - Kansas City; two step-grandchildren, Jeremy Michael Long - Austin, TX, and Jennifer Denice Wernert - San Antonio, TX; her sister, Dorothy Hillier - Pittsburg; her daughter-in-law, Sharon Hill - San Antonio, TX; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends. Services were held Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, Schell City, with Bro. Tim Brewer officiating. Musical selections were provided by Rachel Kunkel, Diane Eslinger and Larry Applegate. Interment was in the Green Lawn Cemetery, Schell City, under the direction of Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, Schell City. Pallbearers were friends and family. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association. From the El Dorado Sun, 3 Nov 2006: Virginia Mae (Elliott) Keogh, 81, was born in Cedar County on Feb. 8, 1925. She passed away Sept. 16, 2006, in Tucson, AZ, of heart related complications. Upon graduating high school in El Dorado Springs, Virginia moved to Kansas City where she earned a BS as a Registered Nurse. Working initially in the Kansas City area, she moved to Los Angeles as a private duty nurse. Later, she moved to San Francisco where she continued her profession. In San Francisco, she met her belated husband, Alfred Keogh, who shared Virginia's enthusiam of the game of golf. Settling after retirment in the community of Grey Eagle, VA, she lost her husband to cancer then moved to Tucson, AZ, in 1991 for the sunshine and abundance of golf. Oil painting became yet another pleasure she enjoyed in her final years. Survivors include her brother, Ronald Elliott - Walker; and cousins - Bernice Root - El Dorado Springs, Margaret Barns - Stockton, Melvin Leverich - Windsor, Irvin Hettinger - Abilene, TX, and Joe Hettinger - Tucson, AZ. Her infectious smile and laughter will be missed. From the El Dorado Sun, 3 Nov 2006: Patricia Ann Letellier, 53, Monroe, MI, was born Jan. 9, 1953, in Kansas City to John and Melba Whitmer. She passed away Oct. 15, 2006, at Mercy Hospital in Monroe, MI. Patty accepted Christ as her savior as a young girl at Calvary Assembly of God Church in Kansas City. She grew up in Independence and liked camping and fishing with her family. Patty spent part of her summers on the farm with her grandparents. She loved the outdoors. Patty worked for Pilot Truck Stop in Monroe for several years. She went back to school and graduated with her daughter, Renee. Patty was a loving mother who raised five children that became adults she was proud of and loved. She enjoyed her grandchildren and took care of them often. Preceding her in death was her father, John Whitmer. Survivors include her daughters, Renee Laforet and husband, Jim - Belleville, MI, and Rachel Whitmer - Hazel Park, MI; her sons - Anthony Letellier and wife, Cinde - Temperance, MI, Randel Letellier - Ypsilanti, MI, and Richard Letellier - Monroe, MI; eight grandchildren; her mother, Melba Whitmer - El Dorado Springs; sister, Gale Terry and husband, John - Lee's Summit; nieces; nephews; aunt; uncles and cousins. Services were held Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Hackleman Chapel with Rev. Brent Bland officiating. Musical selections were provided by Karen Rains. Inurnment was in the Hazel Dell Cemetery under the direction of Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home. From the El Dorado Sun, 3 Nov 2006: John Franklin Underwood, 61, Stockton, was born Jan. 11, 1945, at home west of Stockton to George and Delta Underwood. He passed away Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006. Frank accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior at the age of 10 at the Excelsior Springs Church in Stockton. He became a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Stockton and attended there until his death. On June 18, 1966, Franklin married Donna Rae Barnes of Osceloa. Two sons were born to this union - John David on June 25, 1967, and Matthew Dale on June 20, 1969. His children and grandchildren were the light of his life. He was always ready to spend time with them. His greatest wish was that they all come to know and love the Lord as their Savior. He loved fishing and hunting. Frank gave that love to his sons. He loved to ride his motorcycle. He spent many a warm summer evening out cooling off on his bike. He was an avid race fan as well. He passed his love of family, which he inherited from his father, to his two sons, who are wonderful fathers to their children, which made Franklin very proud of them. His Lord kept him able to face and accept his physical problems and he kept going when it seemed that they would get him down. His life's profession was a Ford tractor mechanic. He was excellent at his job. Even after Frank retired because of his physical problems, several people that he worked with when he was employed at Olathe Ford Tractor called him for advice on how to fix their tractors. Preceding him in death was his father, George, who passed away March 29, 1989. Survivors include his wife, Donna Rae, of the home; his mother, Delta, who has been living with him and who helped him so much during his illness; his two sons and their families - David and wife, Jennifer, and their children, John Harlan, Dean Issac and Jocelyn Gayle - Butler, Matt and his wife, Vanessa, and their children, Noah Scott and Elizabeth Frankie - Stockton; Miranda Lynn, who was like a daughter to Frank, and her husband, Mike Spurgeon, and their daughter, Hailey - Stockton; his brother, Tony, and wife, Thelma, and their sons, Tim Underwood, and wife, Tammy - Stockton, and Greg Underwood, and wife, Barbie, and sons, Brian and Derek, and daughter, Hannah - Columbia; his mother and father-in-law, Nellie and Roy Barnes - Osceola; his brothers - Larry Barnes and wife, Marilyn, and family - San Antonio, TX, Marty Barnes and wife, Susie, and family - Harrisonville, Lynn Barnes and wife, Tonya, and family - Pleasant Hill, Jerry Barnes and family - Osceola, and Cal Barnes and wife, Robbie, and family - Adrian; two special cousins, Connie Maupin and husband, John - Stockton and Helen L. Gover - Kansas City; good and special friends, Richard and Beverly Korth - Stockton; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Services were Friday, Oct. 27, in the New Hope Baptist Church, Stockton. Burial was in the Lindley Prairie Cemetery, Stockton, under the direction of the Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola. From the Ozark County Times, 3 Nov 2006: Funeral services for Robert Joseph “Bob” McGinnis, 56, were held Saturday, Oct. 28 at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville with Pastors Dana McKillop and brother-in-law Raymond MacKillop officiating. Burial was in Center Point Cemetery. Mr. McGinnis died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006, at St. John’s Regional Health Care in Springfield. He was born Nov. 23, 1949, in Gainesville, the son of J.D. McGinnis and Vera (Hambelton) Lickey. On Sept. 25, 1971, he and Beverly MacKillop were married in Springfield. A graduate of Gainesville High School, he attended College of the Ozarks for two years. He worked in the steel industry from 1975 through 1983 and then worked as a stockbroker and consultant for a Wall Street publication for nearly five years in Connecticut. While living inNew England, Mr. McGinnis became a minister of the Zion East Gate Church in Webster, Mass., and continued preaching for the remainder of his life. After he sustained an illness, the family returned to the Ozarks in 1991. He then began cutting firewood and hauling hay to provide for his family. He continued to preach and help those in need by providing free firewood or labor. Bob’s first priority was God, followed by his family. He enjoyed his children and grandchildren and many friends. Mr. McGinnis is survived by his wife, Beverly, of Noble; five children: Brooks and his wife Heather McGinnis of Higginsville; Rodney McGinnis of MountainHome, Ark., Ryan McGinnis of Springfield; Marika and her husband Clay Patterson of Noble; Andrea and her husband Dustin Drollinger of Grain Valley; eight grandchildren: Samari and Sijan McGinnis, Madison and Gabriel McGinnis, Brent Drollinger, Gracie, Rylee Jo and Brody Patterson; sisters, Carol and her husband Jim Looney of Harrisonville, and Kathy and her husband John Estes of St. Louis; his mother, Vera Lickey and friend, Charles Mayfield of St. Louis; his church family; and many acquaintances, whom he considered friends. He was preceded in death by his father, J.D. McGinnis; a daughter, Candace McGinnis; niece, Shaela Lynn Looney; grandparents, Albert and Winnie Belle Hambelton; and step-father, Walter Lickey. Pallbearers for the service were Brooks McGinnis, Rodney McGinnis, Ryan McGinnis, Marika Patterson, Andrea Drollinger, Clay Patterson, Dustin Drollinger, Danny Clark and Gary Veazey. Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville, directors. From the Ozark County Times, 3 Nov 2006: Funeral services for Flona E. Isom, 91, of Springfield were held Tuesday, Oct. 31, at Smith Chapel Church of Christ with Halbert Smith officiating and burial in Smith Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Isom died Friday, Oct. 27, 2006, at the Primrose Place in Springfield. She was born Feb. 11, 1915, in Zanoni, the daughter of Aaron P. and Alphabeth (Luna) Morrison. On Dec. 25, 1935, Flona and Andy Isom walked down the creek from Zanoni to Uncle Will Young’s where he married them. A member of the Church of Christ, Flona was one of 12 children. She loved and cared about all her family. She is survived by her son Jim Isom and his wife Pam of Crane; grandchildren, Julie Dyl and husband Steve and Jeffrey Isom; two step-grandchildren, Jason Lang and Jeremy Covrig; and two step-great-grandchildren, Kellie Lang and Regan Covrig; one brother, Dr. Verd Morrison of Branson; and one sister, Classie Shanks of Springfield; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andy, who died Jan. 11, 1995; her parents; and brothers and sisters: Afton Morrison, Nola (Morrison) Crecelius, Lola Dammen, Loyd Morrison, Dawse Morrison, Dalton Morrison, Van Morrison, Ree Gray and Bron Morrison. Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville, directors. From the Ozark County Times, 3 Nov 2006: John Thomas Hughes, 43, of Theodosia died Friday, Oct. 27, at Gainesville Health Care Center. Mr. Hughes was born Jan. 5, 1963 in Wasco, Calif., the son of Oscar Arnold and Ruby (Parsons) Hughes. He was an auto mechanic. Mr. Hughes is survived by one daughter, Stephanie Michele Hughes, and one son, Shawn Thomas Hughes, both of Springfield; one granddaughter, Aerianna Michelle Ashworth; his mother, Ruby Hughes of Theodosia; and two sisters, Vernie Lona Stein of Anaheim, Calif., and Patricia Kay Hale of San Francisco, Calif. He was preceded in death by his father, Oscar Arnold Hughes. Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville. From the Ozark County Times, 3 Nov 2006: Funeral services for Tommy Dean, 83, of Gainesville were held Wednesday, Nov. 1 at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville with Wayne Stewart officiating and burial in Patrick Cemetery. Mr. Dean died Oct. 27 at his home. He was born March 28, 1923, in Gainesville, the son of James and Kathryn (Beard) Dean. On Oct. 20, 1958, he and Martha Shanks were married in Gainesville. He was a farm laborer and a member of the Baptist church. Mr. Dean is survived by his wife, Martha; one daughter, Karla Hathcock and her husband Joe of Gainesville; three grandchildren, Joey Hathcock, Tracey Hathcock and Travis Hathcock; and one sister, Nova Pilkington of Marshfield. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and three brothers. Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville, directors. From the Ozark County Times, 3 Nov 2006: Graveside services for Earl Crawford, 65, of Howards Ridge were held Monday,Oct. 30 at Howards Ridge Cemetery with Ed Smith officiating. Mr. Crawford died October 26, 2006, at his home. He was born Dec. 18, 1940, in Clarkridge, Ark., the son of Johnny W. and Edith (Rife) Crawford. Mr. Crawford was a truck driver and enjoyed coon hunting with Donny Miller, Wilbern Uchtman and his son,John. He was especially proud of John and his handling of his dogs. He enjoyed going to registered hunts or to the local coon club. He also was an avid fisherman and enjoyed just being outdoors. He enjoyed dirt track car racing and bluegrass music, but his favorite activity was to watch his grandsons play sports. Mr. Crawford is survived by his son, John Crawford of Howards Ridge; two grandsons, Dalton and Lukas; and one sister, Eva Lois Lewis of Gainesville; a niece, Terri Thompson; nephews, Darin Lewis and Mike Rogers; great-nieces, Melisa Lewis, Hannah Lewis and Misti Snyder; great nephews, Michael Rogers and Rourke Rogers; great-great-niece, Kaleigh Snyder; great-great-nephew, Ryan Snyder. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Roy Crawford; and one sister, Alta Rogers. Pallbearers were Rocky Sullivan, Darin Lewis, Raymond Pace, Jerry Lyons, Donnie Miller, Chad Byrd, Wilbern Uchtman and Ronnie Strain. Honorary pallbearers were Lukas Lok, Dalton Lok, Elza Loftis, Jimmy Hicks and Bill Sanders. Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, directors. Posted by Murray Funeral Homes: Howard Harold Ball Howard Harold Ball was born at Humansville, Missouri on April 17, 1922 to Thomas Moore and Hazel M. Ball and passed away August 3, 2014 at the Big Spring Care Center in Humansville, Missouri. Early in Howard's life Hazel would marry Bryce Potts. Bryce was Howard's father in his youth and Howard would be care provider for Bryce the last decade of his life. The would have lunch each day and Bryce would take vacations with Howard and Sybil each year. Howard would attend Pleasant Valley School for 2 years which was a one room school 2 miles north of Humansville on highway 13, then began the third grade in Humansville where he completed his education. When Howard was 15 he would run a milk route and deliver their customer's milk to the local cheese plant in Humansville while Bryce would pickup and deliver the more distant customer's milk to the cheese plant. He would then rush to class. Howard would meet his wife Sybil B. Kirkpatrick when they were juniors at high school where both were active in school sports. Howard was the basketball Captain his senior year when the team would travel up to 100 miles for games. They had a good basketball team. Howard and Sybil were married December 18, 1941 only 11 days after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor and they were married for almost 70 years. Their son Dwayne would be born in 1942 only a month prior to Howard's joining the Army Air Force where he would spend the next 4 years involved in World War II stationed in Kansas, South Dakota, Texas, California, Washington and New Jersey. On his last station he was scheduled to be sent to the European Campaign when World War II ended. While at Fort Lewis Washington for 2 years Sybil would join him as she had a brother and two sisters living in Seattle. In 1944 their daughter Karen was born one month premature on the eve of the Allies landing on the beaches of Europe. This had to have been a trying time for all families in this time of war. Howard and Sybil purchased a farm and would live there for 59 years. At first they milked cows until the early 1960's when they converted to a cow/calf operation. This was where they would raise their family. Dwayne and Karen would attend the same school in Humansville as their parents and be involved in the same activities as their parents had been. Howard joined the Army Reserves after being discharged from the service and spent the next 30 years in the reserves. This gave him a chance to meet hundreds of young men in the four county area and help train them to be first class soldiers as they would spend 4 to 8 years in the Army Reserves training at B Battery in Bolivar and Springfield. Howard was saved, baptized and is a member of the Humansville Baptist Church. He taught Sunday School several years for the youth group. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Sybil. Howard is survived by his son Dwayne Ball and his wife Charlene of Clever, Missouri; daughter Karen Crozier and her husband Bob of Greenfield, Missouri; grandchildren Todd Ball, Dr. Beth Ann Crozier-Dodson and her husband Mike, Bill Crozier and his wife Roxanne; great-grandchildren Olivia Ball, Trenton Ball, twins Adrian and Emily Crozier. Per Howard's wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 6:00 PM Friday, August 8, 2014 at the Murray Funeral Home in Humansville. Inurnment will take place in the Humansville Cemetery. Memorials in Howard's memory are suggested to the Humansville Alumni Association Scholarship Fund % Murray Funeral Home, PO Box 264, Humansville, MO 65674. Online condolences may be submitted at From the Springfield News Leader: Dr. William “Bill” Sunderwirth December 29, 1926 - July 26, 2014 William Clarence “Dr. Bill” Sunderwirth passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Dr. Bill leaves behind his wife of 46 years, Karen L. (Daily) (Hammer) Sunderwirth, and several children and stepchildren: Paula (Sunderwirth) Guernsey, Jama (Sunderwirth) Eidson, Lisa (Sunderwirth) Lawrence, Stacy (Sunderwirth) Caraway, Donald Hammer, Karen J. Hammer, Bruce Hammer, and Mary (Hammer) Reichard. He married Wilma Jean Payne in 1950 and they had four daughters. He married Karen Lou Daily in 1968. He leaves behind 15 grandchildren, 5 great-children, brother- in -law Rich Randol, nieces and nephews, and his beloved friends as well as his cat, CPO. He was born December 29, 1926 in Burlington, Kansas to Clarence and Ruth (O’Rear) Sunderwirth. The youngest of three children, his sisters were Ruby Ruth (Sunderwirth) Randall Sunderwirth and Betty (Sunderwirth) (Belcher) Pollard. They and their parents preceded him in death, with Betty passing away just two days before Dr. Bill. Dr. Bill practiced medicine for 51 years as a board certified general practitioner, a career he chose at age five. After serving as a Corpsman in the Navy from 1944-46, Dr. Bill graduated from the Kansas City College of Osteopathy and Surgery in 1953. He interned at Wetzel Hospital in Clinton, MO and began his medical career in El Dorado Springs, MO where he practiced with his father, Dr. C.H. Sunderwirth. In 1979 he moved to Springfield, MO where he practiced until he retired in 2004 at age 77. During those years, Dr. Bill trained many student doctors and he was careful to teach the compassionate side of medicine. He was beloved as a doctor who listened well, cared greatly and treated all with dignity wherever he went. Dr. Bill provided care to people in nursing homes, house calls, at his office, and even when he met them on the street. He and Karen saw fifty patients or more every day in their medical office, turning no one away regardless of ability to pay. He often said, “We took care of a lot of poor people. We never had a patient that we didn’t like.” He delivered thousands of babies and sat at deathbeds to offer comfort. He was an exemplary physician and a fine representative of his profession. Recognition came often. A few examples: Family Physician of the Year, Jefferson Award, Missouri Osteopathic Medallion Award. He was active in civic organizations throughout his life: President of the Ozark, Southwest, and West Central Districts of the Osteopathic Association; State Delegate for the Osteopathic profession; Chamber of Commerce; Boy Scouts; Freemasons; North Springfield Betterment Association; Missouri Foxtrotters; Rotary Club, and many others. His final 2 ½ years were spent at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mt. Vernon, MO, where he tended his roommate and pushed those in wheelchairs to the cafeteria. He was still helping friends on his final day. He served as president of the resident’s council there. As he had throughout life, he arose at 5 AM for coffee and the news to inform him for a rousing discussion later in the day. Dr. Bill loved and appreciated his fellow veterans and the excellent care he received from staff at the Missouri Veterans Home. He loved his family, riding horses and visiting with friends. Everyone was his best friend. The most important thing to him: belief in Jesus Christ and the resurrection of the dead. No kinder man, no gentler soul, no better doctor. Dr. Bill, you will be missed. Friday, August 1, 2014 at noon: Missouri Veteran’s Cemetery interment ceremony, 5201 S Southwood Rd, Springfield, MO. Saturday, August 9, 2014 an opportunity to sign a guest book and offer condolences for Dr. Bill will also be at the memorial for his sister Betty Pollard at Sheldon Funeral Home, 2111 Missouri 32, El Dorado Springs, MO. Visitation noon, service 1 pm. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to: Central Christian Church, 1475 N. Washington Avenue, Springfield, MO 65802. Mention it is for Culture Club in honor of Dr. Bill. Location: Greenlawn Funeral Home South From Murray Funeral Homes: Brian Mathiesen, 45, of Weaubleau passed away Friday, July 25, 2014 in a farm accident. He was one of 3 children born to Dennis and Susie Mathiesen in Weaubleau, Missouri. Brian was a graduate of the Weaubleau High School Class of 1987. He was a well known buyer and trader at the Bolivar Livestock Auction. He was kind to everyone and helpful to all whether a friend or a stranger. He enjoyed coon hunting and fishing. He especially loved spending time with his 4 sons. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents George and Ethel Mathiesen. Brian is survived by his wife Ilene Mathiesen of the home; parents Dennis and Susie Mathiesen; sons Tyler, Jordan, Ryan and Levi Mathiesen; step-daughters Katherine and Emily Berlekamp; brother Daniel Mathiesen and his wife Kari; sister Linda Colberly; granddaughter Hunter Berlekamp; nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Murray Funeral Home in Humansville. Visitation will be held from 6-8 PM on Tuesday evening. Memorials are suggested to the Brian Mathiesen family. Online condolences may be submitted at From the Springfield News Leader: Roy L. Garner, 67 of Springfield was born on August 13, 1946 to Leon and Nyanzia (Welsh) Garner. He passed away on April 4, 2014.He trained and showed roadster ponies, loved to fish, the lake, and being outdoors. He enjoyed watching his grandkids play sports and sing. He was an exceptional husband, father and grandfather.Roy is survived by his loving wife, Dee; children, Marti (Chris) Jones, Melissa Garner, Michelle Garner (Chris), Diane Ross (Mike) and Kevin (Laura) Ross; grandchildren, Amanda, Rebekah, Cristin, Emilee, Damian, Shae, Treston, Alishika, Ryan, Sara, Haley, Braden and Jaycee; his mother, Nyanzia Garner; sister, Brenda (Jim) Lawmaster; brother-in-laws, Bobby Dyson and Terry Sexton and a host of family and friends. He is preceded in death by his father, Leon and a sister, Barbara.A visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 10:00 till 11:00 am at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2852 S Dayton Ave, Springfield, MO with a memorial service to follow at 11:00 am under the direction of Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home at White Chapel. Inurnment will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens at a later date.Online condolences may be made to From the Springfield News Leader: Raymond Lee Capps passed away peacefully on February 17th, 2014 surrounded by family. Lee had been battling emphysema and COPD for several years. A visitation will be held on Friday, February 21st from 5-7 PM with a service to follow at 7 PM at White Chapel Funeral Home, 6600 Northeast Antioch Road, Gladstone, MO 64119. Burial services with military honors will be 2 PM Saturday February 22, 2014 at Robinson Cemetery; Weaubleau, Missouri. Lee was born on March 5th, 1946 in Weaubleau, Missouri. Upon graduation Lee was drafted into the U.S. Army (1966-1968) and served one year in Vietnam. He married Rhonda (Alcorn) Maloney in June of 1966. Lee worked for 10 years at American Can Company. In 1975 he began working at the United Parcel Service, where he worked for 33 ½ years. In 2004 Lee married Marie Rogers. Lee was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Martha (Welch) Capps. Lee is survived by his wife, Marie Capps, 2 daughters, Michele (Darren) Baker, and Rochele (James) Lighthill, all of KC, MO; son, Jason (Tonya) Capps, Seattle, WA; 5 grandchildren, Claire, Ross, and Brooke Baker, Blake and Cade Lighthill. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the American Lung Association Published in the Springfield Republican (Springfield, Greene County, Missouri) on 23 Oct 1925 Mrs. Flora Amanda Neece Flora Amanda Neece, 71 years old, died yesterday morning at 7:10 o'clock at the home of E. J. Haskett, 609 South Grant avenue, after a lingering illness. The deceased is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Will W. Coover, of Springfield, and Mrs. E. E. Haskett, 958 Weller avenue. Mrs. Neece was the daughter of William B. Garoutte and Amanda Garoutte and was born in Indiana in 1854. Her father was the leader of the first mob ever seen in Springfield, at which time bonds levied to build a railway through four counties were demanded from the local court house and burned in the public square. Funeral services will be held in Aurora Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with burial in the Aurora cemetery, under the direction of the R. E. Thurman Undertaking company of Republic. From the Springfield News Leader: Angela Carol Jones Shipley, age 70, of Springfield passed away on December 27th, 2013 at Mercy Hospital. She was born December 3rd, 1943 in Grove Spring, MO to O.J. and Cecile Louisa Marcum Jones. Angie was married and traveled the world, then came back to her roots in Springfield, MO. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt, as well as a caregiver to many other children. Angela is survived by her daughter, Jill Hodges and her husband Greg; two sons, Joel Shipley and wife Donna, and Jeremy Shipley; four grandchildren; the father of her children, Robert Shipley; two sisters, Priscilla Evans and Kathryn Whitney; brother, Hymal Jones; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, December 31st, 2013, at Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home. Visitation will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri, 3161 W. Norton Rd, 65803. From the Springfield News Leader: Billy Joe Marshall, age 87, of Weaubleau, Missouri passed away Monday, October 28, 2013. Billy was recently a resident of the Missouri Veteran's Home in St. James, Missouri. He was born December 24, 1925 in Wanette, Oklahoma to F.H. and Grace (Shepard) Marhsall. He was preceded in death by his parents, infant son Billy Kevin, daughter Theresa, brother Doyle and sisters Mary, Juanita, Frankie, and Mildred. Also preceding him in death, his wife Betty Ann (Alter) Marshall. He is survived by a sister, Betty Davis of Desoto, Texas; son Lonnie and his girlfriend, Donna of Benton, Arkansas; son Joe and his wife Mary of Springfield, Missouri; daughter Jeanie and her husband Steve Wade of Waynesville, Missouri; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Friday, November 1 at 12:00 pm with the funeral service to follow at 1:00 pm at Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, in Wheatland, Missouri. Unknown paper: ELIXAR A large crowd attended the funeral of Uncle Nathanial Mitchell at the M.E. Church here last Thursday. He died at his home east of here Monday morning very suddenly and was laid to rest in the Howard graveyard north of here in Hickory County. He was eighty-six years old, an old soldier and was loved and respected by all who knew him. Published in the News-Leader on August 6, 2013 Theresa A. Marshall, 55, Weaubleau. Arrangements: Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland. Springfield News Leader: James Alan Davis , 62 , of Springfield passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at Mercy Hospital . He was born July 18, 1950 the son of Elmer S. Davis and Frances Louise Davis. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Donald J. Davis of Rathdrum, ID. He is survived by a brother Gary W. Davis; a sister-in-law, Marlene Davis of Rathdrum, Id; a son Jason J. Davis and his partner in life Michael Buyce and their two sons, Republic, MO. James is also survived by Special Friends, Gary Powell, Phil Siler, Bob Sell, and Andy Faulk. Graveside services will be Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Visitation will be Friday, July 5, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences can be made to Peggy Smith Hake, 77 of Independence, MO, formerly of Miller County, MO, passed away on June 25, 2013, at home. She was born in Iberia on Aug. 10, 1935, the daughter of Oliver and Verlie (Wyrick) Smith. Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, son Kevin Dean Warman, first husband Kenneth Warman and second husband Ambrose Hake. After graduating from Iberia High School in 1953, Peggy left Miller County to work in St. Louis, but returned home after one year. After marrying in 1955, she started her family and became a homemaker, at times working to supplement the family income. After becoming a single parent in 1968, Peggy moved to Kansas City, Kan., where she worked full-time while raising her four remaining children in sometimes difficult and trying times. Before leaving Kansas City behind, Peggy had worked her way up the ladder to become a vice president of the Indian Springs State Bank. Upon returning to Miller County, Peggy started her career in newspaper, politics and community service. Her love of the written word and books was the basis for her “Windows to the Past” column that ran weekly in the Miller County Autogram-Sentinel for nearly 30 years, as well as writing three books about historical events in Miller County. Peggy’s love for reading and writing also inspired one daughter to become a writer and a son to become a newspaper editor. However, her true passion took off when she started her work in genealogy around 1975. Through the years, Peggy became one of the foremost experts in the history of the people of Miller County, central Missouri and the roots from which those families grew. Some of her many accomplishments and service to her community include being a 2-term Miller County Commissioner, actively involved in several Iberia community organizations and working on and leading the Miller County Historical Society, which honored her with its inaugural award for service to the society in 2010. She is survived by her children: Kathy Smith and husband Bob, Independence; Kerry Warman, Pleasant Hill, MO; Kelly Warman-Stallings and husband Dennis, Jefferson City, MO; Kirk Warman and wife Twyla, Iberia, MO; one brother, Bill Smith of Iberia; three step-children: Bill Hake and wife Jennie, Becky Perkins and husband Joel, Donald Hake and wife Lisa; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Visitation will be in from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, June 28, at the Fancher-Rekus Funeral Home in Iberia. Services will be held at the funeral home at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, with burial to follow in the Iberia Cemetery. Pall-bearers are Kerry Warman, Kirk Warman, Randy Smith, Rusty Smith, Ray Stallings and Kolin McGhee. In lieu of flowers, Peggy has requested that donations be made to your local chapter of The Salvation Army. Published in Kansas City Star on April 25, 2012 James Merle Owens, 66, left us suddenly April 23, 2012, to answer the summons from his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ to join Him in heaven. Visitation is 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, with family at 6 p.m., followed by a mausoleum side service at 11 a.m. Thursday, at the D.W. Newcomer Chapel located at 11200 Metcalf in Overland Park, Kan. Jim was born on April 15, 1946, in a doctor's office in Gainesville, Mo., the son of Fred and Donnie Owens. He came to Kansas City as a boy and graduated from Washington High School in Kansas City, Kan. He met and married Karen Harrison on May 21, 1965, and they began a long life together at the ages of 16 and 19, having the wonderful privilege of being blessed with a daughter, Suzanne, and son, John. Jim accepted Jesus as his Lord as a child and reaffirmed that decision as a young family man. He never doubted the promises of God and is now able to claim them as his own. One of his special joys was communicating with people seeking the Lord as an online missionary. He spent a total of 38 years working for the Santa Fe & Burlington Northern Railroads and has been retired for the past eight years. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Karen (his special "Dearie"); his daughter, Suzanne Menez (Alex), son, John (Kathy) as well as two precious grandchildren, Sebastian Menez and Alyssa Owens both of whom he was so proud. He was also blessed with two additional grandchildren, Courtney and Kyle Butler, when John remarried after this first wife's death. He leaves two brothers, Doyle and Jerry, a sister, Trisha and their families and Karen's family who became his so many years ago. His parents and his mother-in-law are waiting and welcome him home to heaven. In lieu of flowers remembrance donations can be made to either City Union Mission or the Salvation Army as both were dear to his heart. Our lives will be forever changed but we know we'll be reunited one day. Even so, his prayer was always "Come, Lord Jesus." Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at Arrangements by D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Chapel, 11200 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66210 (913) 451-1860. Published in the News-Leader on July 1, 2012 Pastor Fred L. Zumalt Jr. Funeral services for Pastor Fred L. Zumalt, Jr., 66, Forsyth will be Tuesday July 3, 2012 at 11:30 A.M. in the Tri-Lakes Church, Branson. Burial will follow in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield, Mo. Services are under the direction of Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home, Branson. Pastor Zumalt passed away June 27, 2012. Pastor Fred Zumalt is survived by his loving wife Linda of the home; two daughters Kerri Bessey of Sacramento, Calif.; Joni Flook of San Antonio, TX.; three brothers, two sisters; six grandchildren and three step-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to The Bikers Church Branson, P.O. 610, Forsyth, Mo. 65653 Ruby Lightle, 82, passed away Friday, April 6, 2012, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law Teresa and Jerry Ross near Humansville. She was born in Pittsburg, Missouri, the 10th child of Charles E. and Dona Cecil Quick. Ruby married Theodore Lightle on April 3, 1957, and he preceded her in death January 5, 1990. She worked as a waitress in Bolivar before her marriage and worked for a brief time at the garment factory in Stockton, but she was primarily a mother, homemaker, and farm wife to and for her family. She was a member of the Moonshiners Social Club and she loved to go dancing with her siblings and their spouses. Ruby loved nature, fishing, bird watching, flowers, mushroom hunting, collecting rocks, and working crossword puzzles. She was very comfortable in the woods collecting herbs and flowers which she learned from following in her fathers' footsteps. She had an abundant joy for living and had a strong will to live. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Theodore, brothers and sister-in-laws Henry and Chloe Quick; Lindsey and Inez Quick; Homer and Eleanor Quick, Lester and Toni Quick; sisters and brother-in-laws Julia and Bill Floyd; Pearl and Pete Root; Mabel and Nick Bastion; Mary Cline and brother-in-law J.W. Welch. Ruby is survived by daughter Teresa Ross and husband Jerry of Humansville; Cheryl Jones of Belton, Missouri; son Ted Lightle of Weaubleau, Missouri; grandchildren Tina Powell and husband Shannon; Robert Jones; Justin Ross; James Ross and wife Jennifer; Amanda Ross; Jessica Hutchinson and husband Tony; 14 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by 2 brothers-in-law Tom Cates of Lees Summit, Missouri and Melvin Owens of Independence, Missouri; 2 sisters-in-law Carmen Lightle of York, Pennsylvania and Jean Fahnestock of Harrisonville, Missouri; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 3 PM Tuesday, April 10th at Murray Funeral Home, Humansville, officiated by Bro. Curtis Howard. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 2-3 PM. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Antioch Cemetery. Helen Nadean Ball, 79, of Humansville, passed away Monday, March 5, 2012, at Cox South Hospital, Springfield. She was born June 20, 1932, near Stockton, Missouri, the daughter of Russell and Lena Gannaway Litle. Helen married Earl Ball on July 26, 1951, in Stockton. They were married for 56 years and were the parents of four children. Helen was a devoted mother and dedicated her life to her family with her first priority being a homemaker. She also worked outside the home for periods of time as a school bus driver, custodian at her church and the post office. Helen devoted her life to caring for her husband Earl through his many health issues. When Earl became disabled and couldn't continue his job at Mo-DOT they began to follow their love of music by attending as many bluegrass festivals as possible. Helen never played a musical instrument, but was a devoted fan of Earl's music and was at her happiest listening to Earl play his fiddle with his many music friends. She was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church in Humansville for over 45 years. Helen was preceded in death by her husband Earl, her parents, brothers Willis, George, Raymond, Fred and Jim; sisters Minnie Spencer and Dorothy Denny; daughter Lois, her husband Forest Daves and unborn child; and grand-daughter Elizabeth Snow. Helen is survived by her children Dennis Ball and fiancee Kim Foster of Humansville, Missouri; Margie Best and husband David of Collins, Missouri; Donna Snow and husband Jim of Garden City, Missouri. Grandchildren Jeff Snow and wife Jill of Parkville, Missouri; Russell Ball and wife Tami of Humansville; Roy Ball and Shayla Ball of Humansville. Great-grandchildren Cooper and Ethan Snow, Tyler, Wyatt, and Emma Ball, Roy Ball II and Brooklynn Ball, R.C. Summers, and Jamie Snow. Sisters-in-law Janne Litle, Norma Litle, Patsy Clark and husband Harold, Ruby Ball, Dorothy Ball, Evelyn Ball; brother-in-law Ab Spencer; and many other family members and frieds. Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, March 10, 2012, at the First Baptist Church, Humansville, with burial to follow in the Humansville Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6-8 PM Friday at Murray Funeral Home, Humansville. Memorials may be given to the First Baptist Church of Humansville % Murray Funeral Home. Evelyn Lucille Dorman Death • March 31, 1932 - February 6, 2012 Services: Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, at Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland. Mrs. Dorman, 79, of El Dorado Springs died at home surrounded by her family. She was born near Pittsburg to William and Julia Quick Floyd. After graduating from Wheatland High School, she married her high school sweetheart, Clyde Dorman, on July 9, 1949. They raised eight children: Jacqueline Becky, Denice Bell, Marlene Holtkamp, Sandra Pompa, Ellen Tucker, Robin Pressley, Rhonda Dorman and Roger Dorman. They lived in the Kansas City area and then moved to Irving, Texas. After retiring, the Dormans returned to Missouri in 1988. She enjoyed taking long walks on her rural property, collecting unique rocks and finding arrowhead. She enjoyed reading, as well as watching birds and wildlife. Preceding her in death were her mother and father; three brothers, Alva Clifford Floyd, Hubert Lee Floyd and Charles Edward Floyd; a sister, Norma Jean Raymond; and a grandson, Aaron Lloyd Tipping. She is survived by her husband, Clyde; one sister, Bernice Arlene Sanders; and all of her children and remaining grandchildren. She had 17 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. The Rev. Al Bandy officiated with interment at Antioch Cemetery, Pittsburg. Pallbearers were grandsons Jason Beck, Nick Tipping, Clyde Heath Tucker, Jared Pompa, Kevin Presley and Evan Tucker. Gerald Lee Vanderford September 10, 1931 - January 16, 2012 Service: 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland Visitation: 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, funeral home U.S. veteran Mr. Vanderford, 80, Wiggins, Miss., formerly of Flemington, died Monday at St. Mary’s Hospital - Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. The son of Paul and Ethel Vanderford, he was born in Weaubleau. He was a U.S. Navy veteran who had lived at Overland Park, Kan., and Flemington prior to moving to Wiggins, Miss. He had spent most of his life working as a cattleman. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother. He is survived by his wife, Trixie Vanderford; a son, Kent Vanderford, and a daughter, Ginger Culbertson, all of Flemington; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial will be in Robinson Cemetery west of Weaubleau with military honors provided by Galmey VFW Post 9638. Betty Louise Cooper April 16, 1924 - January 7, 2012 Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, Weaubleau First Baptist Church Visitation: 9:30 a.m. to service time, church Mrs. Cooper, 87, Weaubleau, died Saturday at Citizens Memorial Healthcare Facility in Bolivar. She was born in Kansas City, the daughter of Charles and Berneice Davis. She married Jesse Cooper Jan. 12, 1946. They spent 58 years of their 63-year marriage on their farm north of Weaubleau. She was a homemaker and member of Weaubleau First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Cooper, on July 14, 2009. She is survived by a daughter, Sandra Lightle and husband Bob of Weaubleau; two sons, Dr. Dennis Cooper of Springfield and Marc Cooper and wife Janice of Weaubleau; a sister, Ruth Doyle of Smithville; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. The Revs. Eugene Roberts and Scott Chance will officiate. Burial will be in Robinson Cemetery west of Weaubleau under the direction of Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland. Pamela “Pam” Jean Woods November 27, 1957 - November 24, 2011 Service: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, Murray Funeral Home, Humansville Mrs. Woods, 53, died unexpectedly Nov. 24, 2011, at her home in Grain Valley. Born Nov. 27, 1957, she was a graduate of Weaubleau High School and Central Missouri State University, moving to Grain Valley from the Springfield area in 1998. She was a teacher in the Kansas City Mo. Public School system for 12 years. She was a member of the Church of the Resurrection, Blue Springs, where she was an active volunteer. She was preceded in death by her parents, William A. and Bessie Woods. She is survived by her sisters, Debra Weilbacher and husband Alan of Blue Springs and Cynthia Allen and husband Chip; nieces Stacy Arnold and husband Patrick and Kay Kincannon and husband LT; nephews Clinton Weilbacher and wife Sara and Christopher Allen and wife Cassie; several great-nieces and great-nephews; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Burial will be in the Humansville Cemetery. Friends and family may sign a guestbook or send condolences at Fern Louise Williamson December 5, 1920 - December 1, 2011 Service: Saturday, Dec. 3, Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland Mrs. Williamson, 90, Bolivar, died at Parkview Healthcare Facility, Bolivar. She was born on a farm 4 miles east of Elkton, the second daughter of Julian and Sophia Fisher. She married Gorden Williamson Nov. 6, 1937, and they lived their entire lives on a farm east of Elkton. Their livelihood was farming and working in public office at Hermitage. Fern joined the Elkton Christian Church Aug. 23, 1959, serving as secretary of the church board for 35 years, from Jan. 6, 1969, to May 2, 2004. She taught the youth Sunday school class for several year, sang in the church choir and remained a faithful member until her death. On Sept. 7, 1980, her husband, Gorden, died while serving as Westside Commissioner of Hermitage. The Hickory County Republican Committee recommended that then-Gov. Joseph Teasdale appoint fern to complete his remaining term of three months. She then campaigned and was elected as Westside Commissioner and served two consecutive terms from 1981-1984. She also was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking, studying her Bible and gardening. She baby-sat for 14 years and was known as “Mama Fern” to the little ones she took care of. Besides her husband, she also was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Savilla Williamson; three brothers, H.J., Travis and Adolphus Fisher; three half-sisters, Tabitha Zigler, Lois Barnes and Juanita Green; and three half-brothers, Ethmer, Arthur and Cecil Fisher. She is survived by one son, J.O. Williamson of Flemington; one grandson, Toby Williamson of Flemington; one granddaughter, Natalie Chatman and husband Cole, and two great-grandsons, Landon and Thomas, all of Winona; one niece, Charlotte Ann Tyler and husband Charles of Channahan, Ill.; one great-nephew, Alan Tyler of Flemington; one great-niece, Penny Ann Kansbruck and husband Nick and family of Batavia, Ill.; and a host of other relatives and friends. The Rev. Jack Sawyers officiated with burial in Lehman Cemetery, Flemington. Pallbearers were James Smith, Ralph Smith, Larry Wilson, Clarence Curtis, David Baird and Bob Pitts. Honorary pallbearers were Lonnie Smith and John Scott. Natalie Marie Kuntz June 30, 2008 - November 6, 2011 Visitation: 12:30-2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland Service: 2 p.m. Wednesday, funeral home Ms. Kuntz, 3, Hermitage, died Sunday from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born in Bolivar, the daughter of Anthony Kuntz and Lindsay Swinney. She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Lindsay Swinney and Caleb Sarnowsky, and her brothers, Nathan Kuntz and Bryce Sarnowsky, all of Hermitage; her grandparents, Mike and Cindy Swinney of Hermitage, Renee and Ronald Prince of Preston and James Kuntz of Weaubleau; and her great-grandparents, Bob and Mary Lou Baldwin of Wheatland, Leonard and Loretta Sowinski of Surprise, Ariz.; and Dorilene Quick of Weaubleau. The Rev. Bill Hix will officiate with burial in Gardner Cemetery south of Wheatland under the direction of Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland. Anthony Kayle Kuntz October 15, 1987 - November 6, 2011 Memorial service: 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland Mr. Kuntz, 24, Preston, died Sunday from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born in Overland Park, Kan., he was the son of James Kuntz and Renee Prince. He was a journeyman for Slate Mill, Lebanon. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Renee and Ronald Prince of Preston; his father, James Kuntz of Weaubleau; a son, Nathan Kuntz of Hermitage; a brother, Nicholas Kuntz of Key West, Fla.; and his grandparents, Leonard and Loretta Sowinski of Surprise, Ariz., and Dorilene Quick of Weaubleau. Services are under the direction of Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland. Truman C. Breshears September 14, 1920 - September 27, 2011 Service: Friday, Sept. 30, Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland U.S. veteran Mr. Breshears, 91, Belton, died at Veteran’s Medical Center in Kansas City. The son of Asro and Bertie Campbell Breshears, he was born in Wheatland. He was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran serving during World War II. He had worked at Bank of America in Belton and was a farmer. He was a member of the Avery Spring Branch Church of the Brethren. Survivors include his wife, Bernice Breshears of the home; a son, Steven Breshears of Belton; four grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Pastor J.C. Beckner and Pastor Diana Smith officiated with burial in Avery Spring Branch Cemetery north of Wheatland with military honors provided by the Galmey V.F.W. Post 9638. Pallbearers were Mark Braithwait, Jim Braithwait, Adam Braithwait, Terry Smith, Brad Smith and Lynn Brown. Honorary pallbearers were Junior Sherman, Norman Onnen and Jarod Giacone. Larry Lee DeLozier Larry Lee DeLozier, 67, of Springfield, MO, passed away Friday, Sept. 9, 2011 in his home after his courageous battle with cancer. He was born July 13, 1944 in Clinton, MO. Larry enjoyed fishing, watching baseball and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was a long-time member of Glidewell Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Iva DeLozier; mother-in-law Maye Hagler; and step-daughter Barbara Ball. Larry is survived by his wife Wanda; daughter Sherri DeLozier Carter, her husband Milo, and grandson, Eli of Ozark MO; son Chris DeLozier of Sarasota FL; step-son Mike Ball and wife Elizabeth of Springfield MO; grandchildren Marshall Davidson and Caleb Norris of Marionville, MO and Brett and Brenna Ford, of Aurora, MO; brother Wayne and wife Barbara of Butler, MO; nephew Eugene DeLozier and wife Diane and nephew Brian DeLozier and wife Shannie, and their families of Butler, MO; father-in-law Donald Hagler of Springfield; sister-in-law Connie Hagler and family of Aurora, MO; brother-in-law Donnie Hagler and family of Crane, MO; and a host of friends and family. A special thank you to John and Dulcia Gann of Springfield, MO, for all of your help when it was needed the most. Visitation will be Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Williams Funeral Home, Marionville, MO. Funeral services will be Thursday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m. in Williams Funeral Home. Burial will follow at IOOF Cemetery, Marionville, MO. Mabel Marie Weaver Service: 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland Visitation: one hour prior to service, funeral home Ms. Weaver, 106, Weaubleau died Sunday at John Knox Village House in Lee’s Summit. The second daughter and fourth child born to Walter and Della Allen Baldwin, she was born at Quincy. She grew up in Quincy, attending elementary school and services at the Christian church. She did not finish high school because she was needed so much in her father’s grocery store. She married Seibert Justus Weaver Nov. 26, 1922, at Fairfield, which is now covered by Truman Lake. He was the son of Isaac and Sarah Justus Weaver. They made their home on a farm near Bentonville with Seibert’s widowed mother. There a son, Ray Allen, was born to them. Following the death of Seibert’s mother, they moved to a farm near Weaubleau in 1937. After several years, she decided to pursue a career as a grocery store clerk, so the family moved to Weaubleau in 1946. She was employed as a clerk in the Coxie Franklin Grocery for several years until the store was sold. Then she became manager of the M.F.A. grocery department for 14 years, retiring in 1967 at 62. She accepted Christ as her savior in 1927 at the L.P. Union (Weaver) Baptist Church in Benton County. She was a faithful member and worked in the church until she was passed 90 years of age and no longer able to drive. She served as a church clerk for 31 years. Her son, Ray Allen, died in 1948; her husband in 1982. She lived alone after that until just a few months ago. She was also preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Bert, Allen and Lewis “Tommy” Baldwin; and sisters, Noble Baldwin, Blanche Baldwin and Velma Wray. She is survived by many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. The Rev. Hal McAnnaly and the Rev. Jim Romay will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery, Quincy. Goldena Belle Trolinger Service: Sunday, Aug. 28, Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Chapel, Wheatland Ms. Trolinger, 91, Hermitage, died Thursday at Citizens Memorial Healthcare Facility, Bolivar. She was born at Fairfield, the daughter of William M. and Nancy Sebrina Breshears Henderson. She was a farmer and had lived several years in Hickory County. She was a member of the Spring Branch Church of the Brethren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, William “Bill” Henderson and James A. Henderson; and a sister, Imogene Henderson. She is survived by two daughters, Nancy Herbert of Yarnell, Ariz., and Ann Sieck and husband Ron of Lake Ozark; two sisters, Lucille Sherman of Wheatland and Nancy “Catherine” Crocker of Lincoln; two sisters-in-law, Mary Henderson White of Warsaw and Rachael Bonnie Henderson of Wheatland; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The Rev. Warren Campbell and the Rev. Diana Smith officiated. Burial was in Avery Spring Branch Cemetery north of Wheatland. Pallbearers were Winston Sieck, Ronald Sieck, Maria Herbert and Leslie Kelly. Honorary pallbearers were William Trolinger, Kenneth Trolinger, Jim Henderson and John Henderson. Kody Ray Swearengin Services: Sunday, May 29, Hathaway-Peterman Chapel, Wheatland Mr. Swearengin, 23, Wheatland, died at his home. The son of Keeton Swearengin and Carmen Klettke Armstrong, he was born at Osage Beach. He graduated from Wheatland High School in 2006. He was working for Loehr Construction Co. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, spending time with family and friends, especially his father and Uncle Kyle. Survivors include his father and stepmother, Keeton and Shelly Swearengin of Wheatland; his mother and stepfather, Carmen and Vernon Armstrong Jr. of Wheatland; his half-brother, Kole Armstrong of Wheatland; three stepsisters, Am’Ber Baldwin, Bethany Baldwin and Crystal Sikes, all of Wheatland; his grandmothers, Donna Clark and Donna Klettke, both of Wheatland; stepgrandparents David and Georgia Harris of Walnut Grove; and his great-grandmothers, Lucille Sherman of Wheatland and Rose Parizek, state of Iowa. The Rev. Kent Parson officiated the service. Burial was in Gardner Cemetery, Wheatland. Pallbearers were Dustin Henry, John Gates, Jake Roby, Derrick Whittle, Cody Whittle, Jimmy Rukes, Ethan Cumley, Jordan Lewton and Brandon Romesburg. Honorary pallbearer was Kole Armstrong. Graveside services for Teresa Kay Stevens, 56, of Springfield, were held recently in Center Point Cemetery. Mrs. Stevens died May 8, 2011, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. She was born March 12, 1955, the daughter of W. D. Ledbetter and Maxine (Owens) Ledbetter. She graduated from Sarcoxie High School, and worked side by side with her husband, Jerry, managing rental properties for many years in Springfield. When she and her husband moved to their home in the country near Buffalo, her compassion and love for animals grew and with more space she added chickens, guineas, birds, cats, and others to their animal family. Throughout the years she enjoyed watching the hummingbirds from her deck, harvesting fresh vegetables from her garden, and caring for Jerry and her animals. Mrs. Stevens is survived by two aunts, Jean Herd of Columbia and Delphia Hogan of Olathe, Kan.; one uncle, Carl Ledbetter of Neosho; stepmother, Carolyn Ledbetter of Sarcoxie; two stepsisters, Vicki Welde of Carthage and Jana Fuerst of Joplin; many loving cousins and friends; and her very good friend, Milan Van Houtan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry; her parents; infant sister, Marsha Ann; two brothers, Roger Ledbetter and Michael Ledbetter; one stepsister, Cari Hall; maternal grandparents, Charles and Lula Owens; and paternal grandparents, Allen and Bertha Ledbetter. Memorial may be made to the Humane Society. Cantlon Otterness Funeral Home, Buffalo, directors Laurel Eugene Pearson, 62, of Wheatland died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at his home. He was born Aug. 30, 1948, at Wheatland, the son of Wilbur Loren and Joyce Rash Pearson. He owned and operated his business of dirt and gravel trucking for many years. He served on the Wheatland Fire Board, where he volunteered as a first responder for Hickory County Fire and Rescue. He also served as a county commissioner and served and became president of the Dooly Bend Cemetery Association. He and Virginia Ann “Ginger” Parker were married Feb. 1, 1969, and two children were born of this marriage, Tammy Lei Pearson and Chan Eugene Pearson. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; his parents; his daughter, Tammy; and a niece, Tara. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Ginger Pearson; his son, Chan Pearson and Janie of Wheatland; his grandsons, Jake Pearson and Russell Ritter; his granddaughters, Angel Chapman, Jessica Fox and Stephanie Fox; his sister, Connie Boller of Hermitage; a brother, Lowell Pearson of Wheatland; his uncle, Keith Rash; and his aunt, Bobbie Agee. Services were Monday, Feb. 14, at Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kent Parson officiating. Burial was in Dooly Bend Cemetery, Wheatland. Pallbearers were Jerry Dale Wood, Jake Pearson, Russell Ritter, Brent Kennedy, Larry Wilson and Josh Romesburg. Honorary pallbearers were Randy Ritter and Scott Boller. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dooly Bend Cemetery, in care of Barbara Burnett, Rt. 2 Box 2897, Wheatland MO 65779. David Allen Quick, 40, of Lowry City died Friday, Dec. 24, 2010, at his home. He was born Sept. 26, 1970, at Weaubleau, the son of John Charles Sr. and Linda Reaves Quick. He was a graduate of Wheatland High School and a longtime resident of Wheatland. He was working at the Urbana and Bolivar race tracks and was a member of the Wheatland Volunteer Fire Department. Survivors include his mother, Linda Quick of Lowry City; a brother, John Quick Jr. of Lowry City; and a sister, Samantha Quick of Lowry City. Memorial services are 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, at Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland, with the Rev. Al Bandy officiating. Visitation is 12:30-2 p.m. Thursday prior to the service in the funeral home. Lake of the Ozarks, Mo. — Jackie “Jack” R. Mabry, age 74, of Gravois Mills, Mo., passed away, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at the Laurie Care Center. He was born Jan. 17, 1937, in Kansas City, Kan., the son of the late John L. and Eva Miller Mabry. On Nov. 21, 1958, in Kansas City, Kan., he was united in marriage to Janette C. Ludlum, who survives of the home. Jack was a member of the West Lake Christian Church in Laurie. He was also a member of the Ben Hur Masonic Lodge in Kansas City, Kan.; and he enjoyed fishing. In addition to his wife, Janette, he is survived by one son, Jackie R. Mabry Jr. and wife Sue of Shawnee, Kan.; one step-daughter, Sharon Blancett of Lenexa, Kan.; 10 grandchildren; one sister, Jean Stayton of Bentonville, Ark. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one son, Larry Larson Mabry; three brothers; and one sister. Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at Maple Hill Cemetery in Kansas City, Kan. Memorial contributions are suggest to the West Lake Christian Church or to the Westside Senior Center. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at Arrangements are under the direction of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Laurie/Sunrise Beach chapel. Published in the Ozark County Times: Marie Swearengin, 97 Obituary Funeral services for Marie Swearengin, 97, of Ava, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville with Dale Roberts officiating. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Center Point Cemetery. Mrs. Swearengin died Jan. 10, 2011, at her home. She was born April 17, 1913, in Gainesville, the daughter of Charles and Lula (Witt) Owens. She married Jacob "Jake" V. Swearengin on July 14, 1946. She grew up in Gainesville and built aircraft in California during World War II. She spent many years farming in Seymour and then retired in Ava with her husband. Mrs. Swearengin is survived by one sister, Jean Herd of Columbia; 17 nieces and nephews; many great-nieces and great-nephews; and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jake, in December 1988; her parents, Charles and Lula Owens; her husband Jacob V. Swearengin. Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville, directors. Phillys Arlene Hensley, 86, of Bolivar died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at her home. She was born June 6, 1924, at Collins, the son of Harold Raymond and Ozelma Tucker Greathouse. She attended Oak Ridge, Locust Grove and Prairie Schools in grade school and graduated from Collins High School in the class of 1941. She was a member of Coon Creek Baptist Church of Collins and had been a Sunday school teacher for several years until her health no longer permitted. She was married to Alvin Hensley Feb. 25, 1944, and to this union five children were born, Raymond, Roy, Ronald, Linda and Lisa. She enjoyed helping out on the farm, milking cows, raising chickens and hogs, putting up hay and other crops as well as gardening and canning. She also enjoyed attending ballgames of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She started working for Collins School in 1966 and retired in 1994 as the kindergarten teacher’s aide. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Alvin Hensley, in 2004. She continued living on the farm until her health began to fail two years ago when she moved to Wheatland, and this spring she built a home in Bolivar where she moved there in June. Survivors include five children and their spouses, Raymond and Jacquetta Hensley of Bolivar, Roy and Nancy Hensley of Collins, Ron and Janet Hensley of Brighton, Linda and Gary Peterman of Wheatland and Lisa and Jack Crawford of Bolivar; her sister and brother-in-law, Iris and Don DeShazo of Collins; 18 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren; her Aunt Myrtle Ford of Blue Springs; and cousins. Services were Saturday, Oct. 9, at Hathaway-Peterman Chapel with the Rev. Jon Caudle officiating. Burial was in Robinson Cemetery, Collins. Music was provided by Toni Green and Czerna Kauffman. Pallbearers were Steve Hensley, Rich Hensley, Scott Hensley, Jason Wolfe, Derek Peterman, Dustin Henry and Ethan Henry. Honorary pallbearers were Cassy Farmer, Kelly Roy, Nicole Biggers, Carrie Vasquez, Toni Green, Lindsay Peterman, Kristina Henry, Rachel Crawford and Adam Crawford. Memorial contributions may be sent to Coon Creek Baptist Church, Collins, or to the Robinson Cemetery, c/o Willard Kauffman, Collins MO 64738. Kathryn Alice Anthony-May of Saint John passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born at Ottawa, Ontario on October 28, 1955, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Peter and Alice Frances (Crowley) May. Kathryn loved animals, and was an avid reader and social networker, and enjoyed cooking. She had worked as a bookkeeper and statistician. Kathryn is survived by her sister, Monica Conrad (Brian) of Newmarket, ON; nieces and nephews Amanda Conrad (Matthew) and her children Avery, Noah, and Mauve, Jessica Conrad, Marce Rodriguez and her son Xavier, Oliver Conrad and Theresa Conrad; as well as several cousins and many friends, both in Saint John and Toronto. A celebration of Kathryn’s life will be held on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 from 11 AM to 1 PM at Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424). Interment will take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. For those who wish, remembrances to any charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Eunice Hockman Eunice Hockman, 89, of Wheatland died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, at Citizens Memorial Hospital, Bolivar. She was born Nov. 10, 1920, in Avery, the daughter of Riley and Nellie Irene Crabtree Breshears. She was a ho memaker and a charter member for 65 years of the Avery Sewing club. Survivors include her husband, Arnold Hockman; two daughters, Brenda Smith of Wheatland and Marietta “Marty” Singleton of Quincy; two sisters, Pauline Kirby of Fristoe and BEttie Miller of Bard, Calif.; six grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, at Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland, with the Rev. Kent Parson officiating. Burial will follow in Avery Spring Branch Cemetery north of Wheatland. Pallbearers will be Bill Raymond, Dusty Raymond, Heather Raymond, Dan Stephenson, Keith Stephenson and Linc Stephenson. Honorary pallbearers will be David Reed, Jake Long, Wyatt Stephenson and Jason Smith. Visitation is 7-8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Oleta Maurer Oleta Maurer, 94, of Wheatland died Saturday, July 3, 2010, at her home. She was born May 3, 1916, at Avery in Benton County, the daughter of Jasper and Martha Holley Breshears and was the youngest of eight children. The family of five girls and three boys grew up on a farm in the Breshears Valley near Avery. She graduated from Wheatland High School and eventually completed three education degrees from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg. In 1948 she married George H. Maurer. After teaching in one-room schools in Benton and Hickory counties, she taught in Raytown School District and in 1950 moved to Hickman Mills School District. She remained there for 34 years, the last 12 as principal of Warford Elementary School, retiring in 1984 after spending 41 years in public education. Throughout her career, she was active in various teacher’s organizations and received numerous awards, including being honored by CMSU with the Distinguished Service to Education Award. After retiring she became active with the Missouri Retired Teachers Association, including serving on the executive board for 10 years and she was selected as the Missouri Retired Teacher of the Year in 2003. She was a life member of the Church of the Brethren. Memorial services are at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8, at the Spring Branch Church of the Brethren in Avery under the direction of Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland. Family members will be at the church prior to the service to receive condolences. Inurnment will follow. Memorial contributions are suggested to the William Jasper and Martha Ann Breshears Memorial Scholarship Fund at the University of Central Missouri. She founded this fund in her parents’ names to support students from Hickory or Benton counties wishing to major in education. Send contributions to Breshears Memorial Scholarship, Office of Development, Smiser Alumni Center, Warrensburg MO 64093. Debra “Debbie” Kay Nance, age 56, of Fair Play, Missouri passed away on Sunday, June 20, 2010 in a car accident near Weaubleau, Missouri. She was born May 2, 1954 in Sedalia, Missouri to James Richard Shinn and Ina Evalene (Tucker) Shinn. Debbie served as Postmaster at Fair Play Post Office in Fair Play, Missouri for 20 years. She was a former board member of the Fair Play Library, and was past president and current member of the Community Betterment Association in Fair Play. She was saved at the age of eight at Hogles Creek Missionary Baptist Church and was a Charter Member of the Freedom Missionary Baptist Church near Warsaw, Missouri. Love thy neighbor as thyself is how Debbie lived her life. With a heart of gold she helped everyone she met. Debbie had a strong desire that everyone would know her savior and she will be greatly missed by her brothers and sisters in Christ. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Gary McMillin who died while serving in Vietnam in 1970. Debbie is survived by her daughter, Jessi Loehr of Bolivar, Missouri, a son, Ricky Nance and his wife Cassy of Collins, Missouri, her parents, James & Ina Shinn of Osceola, Missouri, two brothers, Jim Shinn and his wife Terri of Osceola, Missouri, Billy Shinn and his wife Melanie of El Dorado Springs, Missouri, one sister, Donna Hart and her husband Bill of Osceola, Missouri, her grandmother, Ina Tucker of Warsaw, Missouri, five grandchildren, Seth Loehr, Justus Loehr, Demetrius King, Tommy Nance and Daniel Nance, many nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be held at 10:00am, Thursday, June 24, 2010 at the Butler Funeral Home in Bolivar, Missouri with Brother Carl DeFreece officiating. Musical selections will be “There’s A Great Day Coming” and “Victory In Jesus” sung by Emily Shinn. There will be a congregational song, “Amazing Grace”. A Video Presentation will be played with the background song of, “Rock Of Ages”, which was sung the night she was saved. Juanita Smith will be playing the piano. A visitation will be held on Wednesday evening from 6:00-7:30pm at the Butler Funeral Home in Bolivar, Missouri. Burial will be at the Freedom Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery near Warsaw, Missouri, in Benton County, about an hour from Bolivar. Songs that will be sung at the cemetery will be “I’ll Fly Away” and “Peace In The Valley”. Pallbearers will be Craig Hart, Ryan Shinn, Chad Shinn, Randy Ridgway, Mike Nance and Zane Durnell. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jamey Nance and Travis Nance. Memorial contributions may be made to the Freedom Missionary Baptist Church c/o Butler Funeral Home, 407 E. Broadway, Bolivar, Missouri 65613. Friends and family may sign the guest book or send private condolences at Unknown paper, donated by Angie (Dickerson) Labbee Mrs. Slough Dead Mrs. Rebecca Jane Slough was born October 3, 1851 in the state of Wisconsin and died at her home near Dell, February 9, 1927, following an illness, when she was stricken with paralysis December 12, 1926. She was the daughter of John R. and Hester Loy. Her first marriage was to Michael Liefer on November 23, 1873, and one son, Wm. H. Liefer, was born to this union. She was left a widow in 1876 and moved to the home of her father in Abiline, Kansas. In 1879 she was united in marriage to Leonard Slough and to this union seven children were born as follows: George, Ritter, Henry and Mark Slough; Mrs. Katie Dickerson, and Mrs. Bertha Greer of Fristoe; Mrs. May Nance Gardena, California; all are living except Mark. The family moved to Fristoe in 1897 and located southeast of Dell, where they have made their home. Besides her children she is survived by her husband, a sister, Mrs. Mary E. Miles, of Baraboo, Wisconsin; two brothers, Wm. Loy of Baraboo and Nathaniel Loy of Meriam, Kansas. The funeral services were held at New Home Church Saturday, February 12, 1927, and burial was in the New Home Cemetery. Walter D. Hammond, 83, of Weaubleau died Saturday, May 22, 2010, at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, ID. He was born March 1, 1927, at Collins, the son of Thomas and Jewell Meredith Hammond. He was a farmer and longtime area resident of Weaubleau. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Hammond of the home; one son, Johnny Hammond of Weaubleau; three daughters, Patricia Berger of Branson, Kathryn Newcomb of Carrollton and Juanita Smith of Weaubleau; two brothers, Blanton Hammond of Lee’s Summit and Zane Hammond of Independence; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, at Hathaway-Peterman Chapel, Wheatland, with Bro. Troy Smith and Bro. Mike Henderson officiating. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery, north of Wheatland. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Blanton Hammond, Zane Hammond, Brett Newcomb, Caleb Berger, Dale Costelow and Ed Puffinbarger. Honorary pallbearers will be April Drummond, Taylor Drummond, Jerin Hudgens and Dallas Berger. Memorials may be sent to the Macedonia Cemetery, Rt. 1 Box 103, Weaubleau MO 65774. Donald W. Besser, 83, of Wheatland died Sunday, May 23, 2010, at his home. He was born April 12, 1927, at Warsaw, the son of Carroll and Amy Adams Besser. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He had retired as a foreman for the Missouri Department of Transportation, working several years at the Wheatland Highway Department. He also was a volunteer at the McCarty Senior Center. Survivors include his wife, Linda Besser of the home; two daughters, Cathy Sells of Springfield and Teresa Fellers and husband Donnie of Flemington; one brother, Dan Besser of Collins; one sister, Catherine Jordan of Wheatland; and three grandsons, Daniel Sells, Eric Sells and Mike Fellers. Services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, at Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home Chapel, Wheatland, with the Rev. Kent Parson and the Rev. Jack Sawyers officiating. Burial will follow in Crutsinger Cemetery, east of Weaubleau, with military honors provided by the Galmey V.F.W. Post No. 9638. Memorials may be sent to the McCarty Senior Center, Rt. 1 Box 3282, Wheatland MO 65779 or to the American Cancer Society, c/o Casey Dampier, Rt. 1 Box 40B, Weaubleau MO 65774. Pallbearers will be George Duffin, Charlie Dobson, Ray Tipton, Donnie Fellers, Mark Besser and Randy Besser. Honorary pallbearers are Rick Besser, Dennis Wilson, Mike Fellers, Daniel Sells and Eric Sells. Robert Hoyt Owsley, 92, of Preston died Friday, May 7, 2010, at Carnegie Village, Belton. He was born Nov. 19, 1917, in Almon, the son of Elihu and Eva Hartnett Owsley. His family moved hay wagon to a farm south of Wheatland in 1922. He and his siblings often rode a horse to the Salem one-room school house. and in 1935 he graduated from Wheatland High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in August 1942 and was assigned to the 99th Signal Corps Battalion. He also served his country in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He married Margaret Lafaver Aug. 5, 1945. They moved to Preston in April 1948 where they raised their four children, Freda, David, Keith and Wanda. He worked for the Southwest Electric Co-op (REA) at Bolivar and Preston for 36 years, retiring in December 1982. He was a long-time active member of the Preston United Methodist Church and a charter member of the Prairie Chapel United Methodist Church. He was elected to the first Hickory County R-1 School Board in 1957. He was a supporter of Skyline activities, especially Tiger basketball. He served on the Preston Village Board, helped organize the Preston Volunteer Fire Department and was involved in many other community improvement projects. He was instrumental in forming the first Little League baseball program in the area and volunteered as a coach. He also volunteered with the Prairie Chapel Food Pantry. He enjoyed gardening and working with preschool children in Sunday school . He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother; four sisters; and his son, David. In addition to his wife of 64 years, he is survived by his children, Freda and Phillip Markley, Keith and Carol Owsley, Wanda and Ken Eidson and daughter-in-law Caren Owsley; his grandchildren and their spouses, Gina and John Nichols, Rachel and Jeb Clement, Anthony and Dana Markley, Chris and Shawna Markley, Kara Eidson and Mike Lee, Kathryn Owsley, Kelli and Chris Cooper and Mary Kate Owsley; and his great-grandchildren, Nathan, Tyler, Samantha, Ricky and Emily Nichols, Maryn and Landry Clement, Kenzie, Kaden and Kyler Markley and Ava Markley. He is also survived by his sister and her husband, Merle and Billy Sundwall; and many nieces and nephews. Memorials may go to the Prairie Chapel Food Pantry, Route 1 Box 839, Urbana MO 65767 or Hoyt Owsley Skyline High School Scholarship Fund at Bank of Urbana, PO Box 248, Urbana MO 65767. Services were Tuesday, May 11, at Hathaway-Peterman Chapel, Wheatland, with the Revs. David P. Owsley, Kara Eidson and Michael Hargraves and Stewart Curtright officiating. Burial was in Fischer Cemetery, Preston. Pallbearers were John Nichols, Jeb Clement, Anthony Markley, Chris Markley, Mike Lee, Kathryn Owsley, Chris Cooper, Mary Kate Owsley and Nathan Nichols. Ronald Darrel Swearengin, 61, Stockton died Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 11:30 PM. Ron was born in Gainesville, Missouri on January 17, 1949, the youngest son of Roy and Alaska (Herd) Swearengin. He lived his first three years near Theodosia, Missouri until Bull Shoals Lake took the family farm. From there they moved to the family farm near Collins, Missouri where he lived until he graduated from Collins High School in 1968. Then he attended VoTech School in Springfield, Missouri for one year. He married Clara Mae Keller on September 6, 1969 and just celebrated their 40th anniversary. They moved to Belton, Missouri for 6 years then on to Overland Park, Kansas where they made their home and raised a family. He moved back to Stockton in the late 90s to help his dad farm. He had already purchased land near Stockton where he built a shop to work in and also a new home close to family. He worked on cars most of his life, starting out by helping his older brothers on their cars as a gofer and also farm machinery for his dad and others after moving to Stockton. He was happiest when farming with his dad on the family farm and continuing until his death. He is survived by his wife Clara of the home, two sons Ronald R. Swearengin and wife Danielle of Springfield, Missouri and Joseph Swearengin and friend Katie White of Stockton, Missouri, four grandsons Remington, Ethan, Austin, and Logan Swearengin of Springfield and Katie's boys Dustin and Joshua White of Stockton. One brother leslie Swearengin and wife Linda of Overland Park, Kansas, and two sisters Wanda Cassell of Stockton, and Thelma Underwood and husband Tony of El Dorado Springs, Missouri. Many more aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Roy and Alaska Swearengin, one brother Tessley (Red) Swearengin and one nephew Steven Willbanks. Services are Saturday January 23 at 2:00 PM in Brumback Funeral Home with burial in Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery. Norvel “Pete” Lee Rife, 71, of Wheatland died Sunday, April 11, 2010, at his home. He was born Feb. 21, 1939, at Wheatland, the son of Chester L. and Maggie Ann Fields Rife. He graduated from Osceola High School in 1957. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1957 and after serving 25 years, he retired as chief petty officer. He was a lifelong member of the Galmey V.F.W. Post No. 9638. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by four daughters, Terri Lee Keller of Urbana, Rebecca Way of Kansas City, Kan., Melissa Tegtmeyer of Ottawa, Kan., and Karen Rife of Kansas City, Kan.; four brothers, Jimmy Rife of Wheatland, Loren Dale Rife of Amsterdam, Carl Rife and Roy Rife, both of Wheatland; five sisters, Jean Hargiss of Wheatland, Iva Marie Sweeney of Warsaw, Mary Ann Phillips and Mae Abel, both of Wheatland, and Leta Kay McCoy of Collins; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A memorial visitation was Thursday, April 15, at Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland. Military honors were provided by the Galmey V.F.W. Post No. 9638. Jordyn Lynn Edgar, infant daughter of Rebecca Daggett and Ryan Edgar of Springfield, died Thursday, April 8, 2010, at Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City. She was born March 13, 2010, at Springfield. She is also survived by her maternal grandparents, Sheila Daggett of Weaubleau and Dewayne Daggett of Weaubleau; paternal grandparents, Marla and Aaron Snook of Springfield and Charles Edgar of Willard; maternal great-grandmothers, Shirley Crawford of Weaubleau and Wanda Daggett of Kansas City; paternal great-grandmother, Marj Boen of Springfield; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, at Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Bill Wood officiating. Burial will be in Rountree Cemetery, southeast of Weaubleau, under the direction of Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland. Visitation is 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the family. Contributed by Rebecca Poertner, the Iberia Sentinel July Ann (Julia Ann) Capps, better known as "Grandma", died at her home in Iberia, Tuesday afternoon at 1:40 p.m. of senial troubles. "Grandma at the time of her death was about 91 years old and was one of the oldest residents of Miller Co. She has lived within a radius of 10 miles of Iberia for the past 90 years. Her death occurred on the 40th birthday of her youngest son, Henry Halleck Capps. Mrs. Capps, whose maiden name was Brumley, was born in Tennessee in the early part of the year 1817 and the following year was brought to Missouri by her parents, The first two years in Missouri, her parents made their home in Wilson's Cave with the Wilson family for whom the cave was named and at that time was the only white family in this part of the state. She was married to Silas Capps April 1, 1838 in Miller Co. To this union were born 12 children. Six are still living. They were John B. Capps of Rolla; H.H. Capps of Step-Rock Arkansas; Lucinda Hamilton of Iberia; Mary E. Ramsey of Brumley; Paulina B. Burnett of Ramsey. All of her children were at her bedside when she died. She also had 66 grandchildren, 89 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great grandchildren, and a large number of who survive her. The funeral was held at the Iberia graveyard, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Bobby Lee Quick, 61, of Wheatland died Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at his home. The son of Henry W. and Chloe Floyd Quick, he was born June 7, 1948, at Pittsburg. He was a lifelong resident of Hickory County and a farmer. In 1968 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Weaubleau Christian Church. His parents; a sister, Waneita Chaloud; and a brother, J. C. Quick, preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Debbie; four children, Lynn Mordechay of Camdenton, Michael Barnett and wife Andrea, Brande Beck and husband Jerry and Bobby G. Quick, all of Wheatland; six grandchildren, Kelby Ott, Talon Barnett, Hunter Sell, Aspen Ott, Morgan Beck and Skyle Quick; one brother, Henry Quick Jr. of Weaubleau; six sisters, Shirley Krumholtz and husband Elton of Springfield, Hazel Butler of Weaubleau, Betty Skinner of Nelson, Linda Burough and husband Ron of Springfield, Mary Quick and Dorothy Quick, both of Weaubleau; a sister-in-law, Linda Quick of Lowry City; and many nieces and nephews. Services were Saturday, March 13, at Murray Funeral Home, Humansville, with the Rev. Al Bandy officiating and burial following in Antioch Cemetery, Pittsburg. Online condolences may be made at
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