Obituaries 

 

Obituary – Helen Jane Larson

Helen Jane Larson, Kimberling City, MO, daughter of Raymond and Theresa (Hacker) Groh was born October 19, 1936 in West Bend, WI and departed this life July 5, 2011, in her home, at the age of 74.

Helen had lived in the area the past 16 years coming from Crandon, WI.  She was of the Catholic faith.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Ronald.

Survivors include: two sons, T. R. Larson and wife, Cathy of Menomonie, WI and Steven Larson of Argon, WI; one daughter, Christine Judith Larson of Menomonie, WI; 7 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends.

No services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

Obituary – Christine Nuebel

Christine Nuebel, Oak Grove, AR, daughter of Arthur and Thelma (Dansby) Whitehead was born November 10, 1946 in Fort Arthur, TX and departed this life June 30, 2011 in St. John’s Hospital, Berryville, AR, at the age of 64.

Christine was united in marriage to Jim Nuebel, November 1, 1991 and they had made their home in Oak Grove the past 11 years coming from Western Grove, AR.  She was a line worker for Tyson Foods.

Christine was preceded in death by her mother and brother, Perry Lee King.

Survivors include: her husband, Jim of the home; three brothers, Tommy Galen Griffin of W. Monroe, LA, Stanley Waylon Griffin of Gilbert, LA and David Lynn Griffin of Winnsboro, LA; two sisters, Linda Louise Elkins of Gilbert, LA and Cindy Lucindia Salena Posey of Fort Necessity, LA and a host of other relatives and friends.

A graveside service was held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 5, 2011 in Blue Eye Cemetery, Blue Eye, MO with Freddie Blevins and L. J. Farmer officiating.

Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City, MO.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to the family, % First Community Bank of the Ozarks.

 

 

 

         

Obituary – John Harold Wagner

John Harold Wagner, Kimberling City, MO, son of John and Mary (Ehrhardt) Wagner was born July 25, 1925 in Saginaw, MI and departed this life June 24, 2011, in his home, with his family at his side, at the age of 85.

John was united in marriage to Pearline Callas on September 27, 1955 and they had made their home in the area the past 13 years coming from Hemlock, MI.  He was a retired automotive manager.  John was a World War II veteran and had served with the 87th “Golden Acorn” Infantry Division of the U. S. Army.  He was a member of the American Legion.  John loved to do woodworking, work on his computer and watch NASCAR racing.  He had also been in real estate and a home builder. As a younger man, John enjoyed building and driving race cars and was a member of the Pontiac Car Club.

Survivors include: his wife, Pearline of the home; one daughter, Lilline M. Wagner of Kimberling City; one brother, Albert G. Wagner of Southfield, MI; one sister, Elaine Boehm of Saginaw, MI and a host of other relatives and friends.

No services are planned at this time.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

                         

Obituary – Logan M. Coffer

Logan M. Coffer, Branson West, MO, (formerly of Springfield), son of Logan and Eura (Edwards) Coffer was born December 16, 1932 in Detroit, MI and entered into the presence of Jesus on Friday, June 24, 2011, at 12:10 a.m., after a battle with cancer.

While living in Springfield, Logan was a member of High Street Baptist Church.  He taught the adult Bethel Bible Class and sang with the Beacon Quartet.  Logan graduated from Baptist Bible College and was an accountant for the BBFI Missions Department.  After moving to Branson West, Logan worked at Wal-Mart in the automotive and photo departments.

Survivors include: his wife, Kathleen (Kay) of the home; three daughters, Nancy St. Clair and husband, Tim of Branson, Lisa Moore of Indianapolis, IN and Karen  Moulton  and husband, Keith of Lyon, France; 16 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren, plus many wonderful friends.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at Keystone Baptist Church in Reeds Spring with Pastor Jim Cantrell officiating.  Interment was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Springfield under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City. 

   

Helen Jackson Wigg

  

Helen Jackson Wigg, Reeds Spring, MO passed away peacefully on June 20, 2011. She was born on June 13, 1941 in Wilmington, N.C. to Josie Lou Jackson Wigg and Samuel Patterson Wigg. Helen grew up in Wilmington where she was active in Girl Scouts and represented SE North Carolina at the 1959 Girl Scouts World Jamboree in Colorado Springs, CO. She graduated from New Hanover High School in 1959. Helen obtained a B.S. from North Carolina State University, where she was a founding member of the Gamma Phi chapter of Sigma Kappa Sorority.  She joined The Peace Corps in1964 and was sent to New Delhi, India as a science teacher and taught at the Modern School, a very upscale Indian school. She asked for a transfer to a public school in Trivandrum, Kerala for the second year and had the broadest exposure to Indian society between the two schools. She returned to the U.S. after a three month trip through all of the major cities from New Delhi to New York.

 

Helen began working with Clairol, Inc. in 1966 as an assistant scientist in the Quality Control Lab and worked her way up to Quality Assurance Manager. She obtained a Masters Degree in Education from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut and an MBA from the University of Connecticut. She joined Syntex, Inc. in 1981 as a Sales Representative with a territory from Maine to Pennsylvania selling the company’s bulk pharmaceuticals, animal feed and bakery products. She was promoted to Marketing Manager in 1984 and was transferred to the company headquarters in Springfield, Missouri. When the company was sold to Hoffman-LaRoche, which then sold it to Archimica, who then sold it to Clariant, Helen worked at various managerial jobs until she retired as Purchasing Manager in August, 2005.

 

Helen was active as a Board of Trustees member for the Village of Coney Island where she lived on Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri. She was a founding member of the Missouri State University Lady Bears Fast Break Club that was very successful in promoting the Lady Bears nationally. Helen loved duplicate bridge and was working at being a Life Master. Her travels took her all over the world and she had visited all 50 states. Her love of animals remained with her throughout her life.

Helen was predeceased by her mother, Jo Wigg DeCover, her father Sam Wigg and her step-father Frank DeCover. She is survived by her sister, Dr. Anne Wigg of Reeds Spring, Missouri.

 

Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.  No services are planned per Helen’s wish.

 

Memorial contributions in her name should be made to the North Shore Animal League, 25 Davis Ave., Port Washington, N.Y. 11050 (phone-516-883-7575)

 

 

 

 

 

  

Obituary – Samuel James Short

Samuel James Short, Republic, MO, son of Ora and Thelma (Cutbirth) Short was born November 7, 1930 in Galena, MO and departed this life June 19, 2011 in his home, at the age of 80.

Sam was a lifelong resident of the Republic area.  He owned and operated Republic Insulation for over 30 years.  Sam was a member of the Masonic Lodge 32 degree, Lions Club and the Shriners.   He was a U. S. Navy veteran.  Sam was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include: his wife, Doris Short of Republic; two sons, Del Short and wife, Malinda of Grove, OK and Eric Short of Billings, MO; one daughter, Gayle Traynor of Grove, OK; two step-daughters, Chris Smith of Republic, MO and Karen Childress of Republic, MO; one brother, Billy Short of Crane, MO; one sister, Peggy Jones of Crane, MO; 5 grandchildren; 2 step grandchildren; 1 step-great grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends.

No services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

 

 

 

Obituary – Velma Marie Marriott

Velma Marie Marriott, Blue Eye, MO, daughter of Claude and Goldie Bell (Lune) Jackson was born October 3, 1917 in Marshall, AR and departed this life June 19, 2011 in Tablerock Healthcare, Kimberling City, MO, at the age of 93.

Velma was a homemaker and had lived in the area the past 20 years coming from Weiser, ID. 

Velma was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Roy Lee Marriott; two daughters, Zella Collins and Frankie Pearson and two sisters, Ella Harryman and Alma Sneed.

Survivors include: three daughters, Goldie McCreary and husband, Joy of Blue Eye, Francis Phillips of Lampe and Bobby Collins of Mount Sterling, IL; two sisters, Deloyce Agers of Boise, ID and Claudi Hiltz of Van Couver, WA; 12 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 25, 2011 at Blue Eye Cemetery with Jerry Jenkins officiating under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

Obituary – Janet Sue Kirsch

Janet Sue Kirsch, 65, of Kimberling City, died on Saturday, June 18, after tenaciously battling ovarian cancer for over 11 years. Her death was very peaceful. She was in her own bed, and she could see Table Rock Lake, which was the setting for countless family memories of togetherness. She was surrounded by her spouse, Judge William Thor Kirsch; her two sons, Matthew Thor and Daniel Evan, and their spouses, Kerri and Laura; and her four grandchildren, Eliza Jean, Kai Thor, Evan Edward, and Mabel Elizabeth.

Jan was born in Alexandria, LA, and grew up in Little Rock and Springfield. After being a member of the first graduating class of Glendale High School, she received her B.A. and M.Ed from the Univ. of Missouri. She later received masters in guidance and counseling from SMSU. She used that knowledge, along with her love for her students, throughout her 25-year career as a teacher and counselor at Reeds Spring High School.

More recently, she had begun a second career as an award-winning author. Her works included two published books, Winter Body Summer Soul, which chronicled some of her battle with cancer, and Letters to Eliza, a collection of stories from her childhood.

In 1987, the Ozark Mountain County Business and Professional Women recognized her service to the community and named her Woman of the Year. She also served as a director of the Bank of Kimberling City for twelve years, the White River Valley REA Co-op Operation Round Up for eight years, and a founding board member of the Reeds Spring School Foundation until her death.

In addition to the family members listed above, Jan is survived by three siblings, Dr. Francis Dunn Jones II, DVM, Ms. Gail Rae Reed, Dr. Laird Evan Jones, MD, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Her parents, Dr. Francis Dunn Jones, PhD, and Mrs. Evelyn Rae (Coates) Jones, preceded her in death.

A memorial service was held at the First United Methodist Church of Kimberling City at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, June 22, under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.  In lieu of flowers, the family encourages memorial contributions/donations to either: (1) Jan Kirsch Scholarship, Reeds Spring School Foundation, Attn: Jim Holt, 20277 State Hwy 413, Reeds Spring, MO 65737, or (2) GYN Cancers Alliance, P.O. Box 3552, Springfield, MO 65808, t
www.gynca.org.

 

 

Obituary – Lemma Violetta Vavak

Lemma Violetta Vavak, Lampe, MO, daughter of Marshall and Hester (Limbaugh) Long was born September 6, 1919 in Scopus, MO and departed this life June 18, 2011 in Skaggs Community Health Center, Branson, MO, at the age of 91.

Violetta was a homemaker and had lived in the area the past 31 years coming from Phoenix, AZ. 

Violetta was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lee Roy Vavak and son, Christopher Vavak.

Survivors include: one son, Arthur Vavak of Lampe; three daughters, Bettie Sansegraw of Lampe, Penny Vavak of Phoenix, AZ and Sherry Cannington of DeBary, FL; 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

A graveside service was held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at Blue Eye Cemetery under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

Obituary – Sondra “Sandy” Teresa Bezousek

Sondra “Sandy” Teresa Bezousek, Kimberling City, MO, daughter of Norman and Maxine (Bundy) Bowden was born June 28, 1939 in Appleton City, MO and departed this life June 12, 2011, in her home, at the age of 71.

Sandy was a homemaker and had lived in the area since 2002 coming from Kansas City, KS.  She was a member of the Kimberling City United Methodist Church.  In Sandy’s free time, she was a master gardener.

Survivors include: her fiancé, Gene Lamb of Kimberling City, MO;  one son, Rick Bezousek of Elkhorn, NE; three daughters, Debra Lucas of Plattsmouth, NE, Teresa Macaitis of Omaha, NE and Cynthia Merrill of Yutan, NE; two brothers, Bob Baburek and Bill Baburek both of Omaha, NE; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service was held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 18, 2011 at Kimberling City United Methodist Church with Rev. Mark Lenneville officiating under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Kimberling City United Methodist Church or St. John’s Hospice Care.

 

 

Obituary – Elmer R. Short

Elmer R. Short, Kimberling City, MO, son of Thomas and Dolly (Beers) Short was born May 11, 1936 in Womack, MO and departed this life May 31, 2011, in his home, at the age of 75.

Elmer had lived in the area since 2003 coming from Pekin, IL and had worked as a truck driver for 42 years.  Elmer bought his retirement home on Point 7 in 1993 knowing upon his retirement in 1996, he could spend his time relaxing and fishing on Table Rock Lake.  Elmer was a U. S. Air Force veteran.

Elmer was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Viril Short and two sisters, Violet Newman and Goldie Dixon.

Survivors include: his wife, Ella Short of the home; two sons, Dewayne Short of Manito, IL and Gerald Short of Hopedale, IL; one step-son, Kim Mendrzycki of  Wisconsin Rapids, WI; four brothers, Wimford Short of Lake Havasu, AZ, James Short of Bartonville, IL, John Short of Pekin, IL and LaVerne Short of Mapleton, IL; two sisters, Esther Short of St. Louis, MO and Rose Short of Peoria, IL; one grandson, Ian Short; one step-granddaughter, Caitlyn Mendrzycki and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 4, 2011 at Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City with John Cunnyngham officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Manette Rollins

Manette Rollins, Cape Fair, MO, daughter of Ben and Margaret (Creekmore) McCelland was born January 4, 1957 in Tulare, CA and departed this life May 30, 2011 in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, MO, at the age of 54.

Manette was a homemaker and had lived in the area the past 8 years coming from Jonesboro, AR.  She was the type of person who never met a stranger and people were her best friends within 5 minutes.  In Manette’s free time, she enjoyed sewing and was known as the best cook in the country.  She especially loved spending time playing with her grandchildren.  Manette was a member of the Royal Rock Mission Church.

Survivors include: her mother, Margaret McCelland of Jonesboro, AR; husband, Jeff of the home; two sons, Jeffery Rollins of Oakdale, LA and Tim Rollins of Cape Fair, MO; one daughter, Callie Bowling of Hurley, MO; two brothers, Jim McCelland and John McCelland both of Jonesboro, AR; three sisters, Jamie McCelland, Lanette McCelland (twin sister) and Shelly McCelland all of Jonesboro, AR; 6 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

No services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

 

 

Obituary – Clinton DeLoss Lynn

Clinton DeLoss Lynn, Spokane, MO, son of David and Ruth (Fiscus) Lynn was born April 9, 1956 in Sioux City, IA and departed this life May 29, 2011 in Skaggs Community Hospital, Branson, MO, at the age of 55.

Clinton had lived in the area the past 3 years coming from Kiron, IA.  He was of the Baptist faith.

Clinton was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Conrad.

Survivors include: his wife, Denise Lynn of Spokane, MO; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gordon and Audrey Larson of Kiron, IA; sisters, Michele Haitz of South Sioux City, NE and Dawn Skinner of Sgt. Bluff, IA; half-sister, Peggy Harris of Spring City, TN; brothers, Lloyd Lynn of Sioux City, IA, Alan Lynn and Scott Lynn both of Whiting, IA; half-brother, Marvin Lynn of Madison, IN; brothers-in-law, Darrell and Dale Larson both of Kiron, IA; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

No local services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

Obituary – Patricia Lee Clevenger

Patricia Lee Clevenger, Reeds Spring, MO, daughter of Delmar (Doc) and Edna (Teague) McCrorey was born May 22, 1933 in Stone County, MO and departed this life May 30, 2011 in Tablerock Healthcare, Kimberling City, MO, at the age of 78.

Patricia was a retired seamstress and retail clerk. She was a lifelong resident of the area. Patricia enjoyed reading her Bible, listening to gospel music, growing flowers and watching her birds, but her greatest love was living for the Lord and her family.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents; son, Larry Lawrence Clevenger and sister, Mamie Garner.

Survivors include: two daughters, Donna Lynn Lewis of Galena and Teresa Louise Clevenger of Reeds Spring; two brothers, Denny McCrorey of Galena and Danny McCrorey of Abesville; four sisters, Wilma Hudson of Reeds Spring, Wilda Gilmore of Nixa, Trudy Manning of Nixa and Judy Navarro of Diamond; four grandchildren, Rebecca Isaacs, Ivan Lewis, Shalom Lewis and Megan Besong; 9 great-grandchildren, Ariel Turner, Hannah Phinney, Amy McDowell, Patty Siler, Austin Lewis, Adam Lewis, Aurora Besong, Jocelyn Besong and Zeke Besong; one great-great-grandchild, Adalynn Siler and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at Faith Tabernacle Church in Galena with Harold Brown officiating.  Burial was in Yocum Pond Cemetery in Reeds Spring under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

Obituary – Neil Ivan Reed

Neil Ivan Reed, Kimberling City, MO, son of Frank and Grace (DeWitt) Reed was born June 3, 1915 in Manchester, Iowa and departed this life May 26, 2011, in his home. at the age of 95.

Neil was a master carpenter for over 64 years.  He served in the Navy in WWII and was ordained as a priest in the Community of Christ Church in 1958 and served until his superannuation in June of 2000.  Neil moved from Independence, MO to Kimberling City in 1972.

Neil was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Leon and Merle Reed and Arleigh Reed Pellet and previous wives, Mary Butler Reed and Norma Reed.

Survivors include his wife, Ellen; sons, Bruce and Tim, daughter-in-laws, Sharon and Maria; stepdaughters, Melanie, Debra and Pat; 4 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

He was loved by his family and many friends and will be dearly missed.

A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 3, 2011 at Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City with Dulcy Silverthorn officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to LUC Boys Ranch or Hospice Compassus.

 

 

Obituary – Sandra Jean Van Horn

Sandra Jean Van Horn, Kimberling City, MO, daughter of Orly and Gladys (McCormick) Coty was born July 11, 1944 in Lakeport, CA and departed this life May 23, 2011 in Skaggs Community Hospital, Branson, MO, at the age of 66.

Sandra was united in marriage to Gerald Van Horn on July 29, 1960 and they had made their home in the Kimberling City area the past 33 years coming from Springfield, MO.  She was of the Catholic faith.

Sandra was preceded in death by her parents; one brother and two sisters.

Survivors include: her husband, Gerald of the home; two sons, Donald L. Van Horn and wife, Harriet of Whittier, CA and Larry J. Van Horn and wife, Marcella of Springfield, MO; seven grandchildren, Jerry Van Horn and wife, Florica, Amanda Bateman, Tommy Van Horn and wife, Ashley, Zachary Van Horn, Andrew Van Horn, Joshua Van Horn and Joseph Van Horn; four great-daughters, Ashlynn, Kirston, Alizabeth and Trista Van Horn and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service was held at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, May 26, 2011 at Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City with Jerry Jenkins officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Tri-Lakes Humane Society.

 

 

Obituary – Sara Carmen Rudolph

Sara Carmen Rudolph, Kimberling City, MO, was born October 19, 1934 in Buckhannon, West Virginia and departed this life May 22, 2011, in her home, at the age of 76.

Carmen had lived in the area the past 2 years coming from Morro Bay, CA.  While living in Morro Bay, Carmen was involved with the Community Service for the Morro Bay Police Dept., served as Secretary of the Arts Association and was Mrs. Clause for the Morro Bay Community for several years.

Survivors include: her husband, Joe Rudolph of the home; one son, Daniel Richard Rudolph of Springfield, MO; three daughters, Julia Faith Young and husband, Doug of CA, Shelley Ilene Rudolph of AZ and Dawn Rachelle Podraza of OK; 8 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

No services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

The family has requested memorial contributions to Hospice Compassus.

 

Obituary – Kenneth Eugene Horn

Kenneth Eugene Horn, Reeds Spring, MO, son of Kenneth and Ada (Warren) Horn was born June 24, 1934 in Reeds Spring, MO and departed this life May 20, 2011, in his home, at the age of 76.

Kenneth owned and operated his own welding shop and had lived in the area the past 45 years coming from Denver, CO. 

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Reva A. LaGrand.

Survivors include: two sons, Kenneth E. Horn, Jr. of Denver, CO and David Horn of Snowmass Village, CO; two brothers, Howard L. Horn and wife, Barbara of Reeds Spring, MO and Donald R. Horn of Reeds Spring, MO; four sisters, Francis L. Blevins and husband, Ray of Reeds Spring, Charlene Turner and husband, L. B. of Galena, Barbara L. Klinkenbeard and husband, Bob of Galena and Linda S. Vogel and husband, Richard of Galena; numerous nieces and nephews and host of other relatives and friends.

Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 28, 2011 at Yocum Pond Cemetery, Reeds Spring with Jack Keithley officiating under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

Obituary – Tammy J. (Cook) McClelland

Tammy J. (Cook) McClelland, Kimberling City, MO, daughter of Jim and Shirley Cook, was born August 23, 1967 in Branson, MO and departed this life May 16, 2011, in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, MO, at the age of 43.

Tammy grew up in her family’s business on Table Rock, spending much of her time at the shop or keeping up with her friends, never knowing a stranger.  She lost a five year battle to breast cancer.  As always, Tammy did things her own way and on her own terms.  She enjoyed spending time with her children, whether it was racing four wheelers or a baseball game.  Tammy was truly one of a kind and will be dearly missed.

Survivors include: her mother, Shirley Cook of Kimberling City; two sons, Andrew McClelland and Chancler McClelland both of the home; one daughter, Halie McClelland of the home; sister: Tina Stone and husband, Parker of Branson; maternal grandmother, Mildred Collins of Protem; nephews, Dylan and Hunter Weber; numerous aunts and cousins and a host of friends.

A memorial service was held at 7:00 p.m., Friday, May 20, 2011 at Lakewood Church in Reeds Spring with Cecil Todd officiating under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.

 

Obituary – Mildred A. Holland

Mildred A. Holland, Kimberling City, MO, daughter of Ira and Altha (Tomlinson) Childress was born February 18, 1919, in Halls, TN, and departed this life May 17, 2011, in Tablerock Healthcare, at the age of 92.

Mildred was a retired sales clerk and had lived in the area the past 6 years coming from Memphis, TN.  She was a member of the Kimberling City First Baptist Church.

Survivors include: one daughter, Brenda Bingham of Kimberling City; 3 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

A graveside was held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 19, 2011 at Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg, TN under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

Obituary – Bess R. Cline

Bess R. Cline, Cassville, MO, daughter of Webster and Juanita (Williams) Ray was born July 1, 1923 in Shelby, NE and departed this life May 17, 2011 in Red Rose Inn, at the age of 87.

Bess was a retired school teacher and had lived in the area since 1958 coming from Nebraska.

Survivors include: her son, Robert Cline and wife, Theresa of Stephenville, TX and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, May 20, 2011 at Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.  Burial was in Cape Fair Cemetery under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

 

Obituary – Anna Chaney

Anna Chaney, Hollister, MO, daughter of Walter and Katie Krupco was born April 12, 1914 in Kansas City, KS and departed this life May 16, 2011, in Point Lookout Nursing Home, at the age of 97.

Anna had lived in the area the past 40 years coming from Kansas City.  She was a retired meat packaging clerk.

Anna was preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers and 1 sister.

Survivors include: two daughters, JoAnne Joseph of Branson West, MO and Kathleen Pettigrew of Omaha, NE; 3 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service was held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 19, 2011 at Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City with Jerry Jenkins officiating. 

 

Obituary – Laura Jean Repetny

Laura Jean Repetny, Kimberling City, MO, daughter of Joseph and Sophie (Nickovich) Repetny was born December 28, 1929 in Chicago, IL and departed this life May 14, 2011, in her home, at the age of 81.

Laura was a retired seamstress and had lived in the area the past 4 ½ years coming from Wilmington, IL.  In her free time, she enjoyed fishing and sewing.  Laura was of the Catholic faith.

Survivors include: three sons, Jeff Hofmann of Wilmington, IL, George Hofmann of Downers Grove, IL and Joseph Hofmann of Joliet, IL; two daughters, Laura Hofmann of Kimberling City, MO and Julie Branner of Crest Hill, IL; one sister, Florence Grandquist of the State of Minnesota; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

No services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

Obituary – Wanda Sue Dement

Wanda Sue Dement, Crane, MO, daughter of Herman and Margaret (Wilson) Chadwick was born April 4, 1944 in Granite City, IL and departed this life May 14, 2011, in her home, at the age of 67.

Wanda was a homemaker and had lived in the area the past year coming from Ellington, MO. 

Survivors include: her husband, Larry Dement of the home; one son, Curtis Dement of Springfield; two daughters, Wendy Hardesty and husband, Ted of Crane and Dana Dement of Kimberling City; one sister, Margaret Kinney of St. Louis; 7 grandchildren, Geoffrey Green, Kayla Nelson, Jonelle Stokes, Lexi Peterson, Honey Galvez, Scott Hardesty and Lacey Hardesty; 6 great-grandchildren, Karlie Nelson, Ethan Stokes, Luis Hardesty, Junior Perez, Holly Hardesty and Piper Hardesty and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane with Pastor Alvin Hook officiating.  Final disposition was cremation.

 

Obituary- Wayne A. Allison

Wayne A. Allison, Reeds Spring, MO, son of Jesse and Alice (Whitcomb) Allison was born November 14, 1929 in Edna, KS and departed this life May 12, 2011, in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, MO, at the age of 81.

Wayne was united in marriage to Betty Paynter on December 12, 1953 and he had lived in the area since 1971 coming from Kansas City. Wayne was a self- employed excavating contractor. He was a Marine, a member of the Elks Lodge, and a member of First Christian Church in Kimberling City.

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents and wife Betty.

Survivors include: two sons, Mike Allison and his wife, Rickie of Spokane and John Allison and his wife, Torrena of Reeds Spring; one daughter, Sandy Shepherd of Kimberling City; one sister, Fern Wolfolk of Parsons, KS; 7 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren, and one on the way; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at First Christian Church in Kimberling City with Jerry Jenkins officiating. Burial was in Joseph Philibert Cemetery, Kimberling City under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church.

 

 

Obituary – William “Billy K.” Mease

William “Billy K.” Mease, Reeds Spring, MO, son of Wes and Mae (Woods) Mease was born September 7, 1939 in Stone County, MO and departed this life May 11, 2011, in his home, at the age of 71.

Billy K was united in marriage to Mary Ann Clifton on April 16, 1966 and they had just celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling.  Billy K loved the outdoors and spent a lot of time mushroom hunting. 

Survivors include: his wife, Mary Ann of the home; one son, Mitchell Mease of Reeds Spring; two daughters, Anita Brown of Springfield and Tina Kerr and husband, David of Galena; two brothers, Densyl Mease of Cape Fair and Jimmy Dale Mease of Reeds Spring: 7 grandchildren, Cassie Mease, Ethan Brown, Kyle Gentry, Ryan Mease, Tanner Kerr, Brandon Brown and Zach Mease and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, May 15, 2011 at Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane with Joe Wolven and Rod Mease officiating.  Burial was in Eisenhour Cemetery in Reeds Spring.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Oxford Hospice. 

 

 

Obituary – Ruth Mae Stephens

Ruth Mae Stephens, Overland Park, KS, daughter of Clifford and Cloe (Smythe) Wise was born November 1, 1922 in Crane, MO and departed this life May 11, 2011, in Delmar Gardens Nursing Home, at the age of 88.

Ruth was a homemaker and had lived in Overland Park, KS the past 5 years moving from Crane, MO.  She was of the Methodist faith.

Survivors include: one son, Lynn Stephens of Dallas, TX; one daughter, Ann Stephens of Overland Park, KS; one brother, Jack Wise of Aurora, MO; one sister, Virginia Cox of Aurora, MO; one granddaughter, Michaella Ellwell; one grandson, Jeremy Stephens; 4 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 14, 2011 at Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane with Wayne Blades officiating.  Burial was in Crane Community Cemetery under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

 

Obituary – Donna Dee Fraley

Donna Dee Fraley, Branson, MO, daughter of Gaylen and Shirley (Perring) Michael was born May 3, 1939 in Los Angeles, CA and departed this life May 5, 2011, in Tablerock Healthcare, Kimberling City, MO, at the age of 72.

Donna had lived in the area the past 20 years coming from Albuquerque, NM.  She had worked for Wyndham Resorts as an inventory manager.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Don.

Survivors include: two sons, Don Fraley, Jr. and wife, Becky of Springfield, MO and David Fraley and wife, Brenda of Kenosha, WI; one daughter, Damaris Grady and husband, Mark of Kimberling City; 8 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City with Jerry Jenkins officiating.  Burial was in Joseph Philibert Cemetery, Kimberling City under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.

 

Obituary – John “Butch” Mathews

John “Butch” Mathews, Lampe, MO, son of John and Margaret (Staake) Mathews was born May 1, 1941 in Alva, OK and departed this life May 4, 2011, in his home, at the age of 70.

Butch was a retired construction worker and had lived in the area the past 33 years coming from Alva, OK.  He was a U. S. Air Force veteran.  Butch was past Exalted Ruler of the Elks Lodge in Kimberling City and had held several states offices. 

Butch was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Gail and sister, Jonnie Sawaksky.

Survivors include: one step-daughter, Erin Ledford and husband, Wra of Lampe; two sisters, Candice Campbell of Miami, OK and Grace Moore and husband, Perry of Lampe; one step-grandson, Justin Mathews of Lampe and a host of other relatives and friends.

No services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

Obituary – Ivan J. Espinosa

Ivan J. Espinosa, Crane, MO, was born January 16, 1946 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico and departed this life April 24, 2011 in Select Specialty Hospital, Springfield, MO, at the age of 65.

Ivan had lived in Crane the past year moving from Springfield and was a retired maintenance man.  He was a U. S. Army veteran.  Ivan was of the Catholic faith.

Survivors include: his wife, Annie Hunt of Crane; one son, Ivan Espinosa of South Carolina; two daughters, Elizabeth Mary Espinosa and Judith Ann Espinosa both of the home; one brother, William Miner of  Crane; one sister, Elizabeth Espinosa of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 9:00 a.m., Thursday, May 5, 2011 at Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane with Larry Winfree officiating.  Burial was in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

 

 

Obituary – Beverly Anne Ertmann

Beverly Anne Ertmann, Galena, MO, daughter of Albert and Beatrice (Hagdorn) Danielsen was born May 18, 1931 in Waterloo, IA and departed this life May 1, 2011, in her home, at the age of 79.

Beverly had lived in the area the past 10 years coming from Cedar Falls, IA and was a retired factory worker.  She was a member of the American Veterans Auxiliary.  Beverly was of the Lutheran faith.

Beverly was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John and one great-great-grandchild.

Survivors include: two sons, Paul Ertmann and John Ertmann; two daughters, Beatrice Ertmann and Esther Cowell; 9 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

No services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

Obituary – Laverne W. Hayes

Laverne Willie Hayes, Reeds Spring, MO, daughter of William and Judy (Harmon) Casey was born November 30, 1932 in Ash Flat, AR and departed this life April 28, 2011, in Tablerock Healthcare, Kimberling City, MO, at the age of 78.

Laverne was united in marriage to Raymond Dennie Hayes on April 17, 1951 and they had made their home in the area the past 21 years coming from Michigan.  She was a retired nurse.

Laverne was preceded in death by her parents; one brother; two sisters and one grandchild.

Survivors include: her husband, Ray of the home; three sons, Gary Hayes, Dennie Hayes and wife, Karen and Timmy Hayes all of Michigan; one daughter, Violet Cary and husband, Larry of Florida; one brother, Leman Casey of California; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

No services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

Obituary – John Martin

John Martin, Lampe, MO, son of George and Stella (Hargot) Martin was born March 18, 1926 in Chicago, IL and departed this life April 27, 2011, in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, MO, at the age of 85.

John was united in marriage to Joy Evelyn Eubank of Pratt, KS on December 3, 1945 in Garden City, KS and they had made their home in the Lampe area the past 23 years coming from Wichita, KS.  John was a WWII veteran having served in the U. S. Army Air Corps.  He retired from Derby Refining Co. in Wichita, KS after 40 years of service.  John was a member of the Kimberling City United Methodist Church.

John was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Richard Martin.

Survivors include: his wife, Joy Martin of the home; two sons, Jerry Martin of Lampe and Jeffrey Martin of Wichita, KS; one grandson, Eric; two sisters, Florence Logisz and Lillian Stern both of the Chicago area; several nieces and nephews and a host of  other relatives and friends.

John was well liked by everyone he met and will be dearly missed.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Kimberling City United Methodist Church with Rev. Lynn Dyke officiating.  Burial was in Pinecrest Cemetery, Kimberling City under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

Obituary – Jean Hoskins

Jean Hoskins, Crane, MO, daughter of Virgil and Grace (McDaniel) Coryell was born June 21, 1935 in Lebanon, MO and departed this life April 27, 2011, in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, MO, at the age of 75.

Jean had lived in Crane the past 7 years moving from Springfield.  She retired from Sweetheart Cup, as a longtime employee, where she had worked in the Human Resources Department.  Jean was a member of Hurley Baptist Church.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents and 3 brothers, Bill Green, Ed Green and Bob Coryell.

Survivors include: two daughters, Kathy Carr and husband, Bill of Billings and Sandra Cotter and husband, Brent of Crane; 1 brother, Henry Coryell and wife, Vickie of Lebanon; 1 sister, Florence Dull of Lebanon; 5 grandchildren, Dustin Wray and wife, Amanda, Amanda Crume and husband, Justin, Jordan Page and wife, Carrie, Dillon Page and wife, Jennifer and Mike Carr; 6 great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Gracie Jo and Mason Crume, Kendall and Coy Page and Rylea Carr and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane with Larry Winfree officiating.  Burial was in Short Cemetery in Hurley.

 

 

 

Obituary – Raymond J. Kildau

Raymond J. Kildau, Lampe, MO, son of John and Molly (Wiegand) Kildau was born November 29, 1928 in Maywood, IL and departed this life April 26, 2011, in Tablerock Healthcare, Kimberling City, MO, at the age of 82.

Raymond had lived in the area the past 22 years coming from Lombard, IL.  He was U. S. Army veteran.

Survivors include: one son, Raymond Kildau, Jr. of Sheridan, WY; one step-son, John Jones of Billings, MO; one daughter, Lorrie Geiss of Sheridan, WY; two brothers, Richard Kildau and Bobby Kildau both of Bensenville, IL; three sisters, Irene Stephens of Rosemont, IL, Shirley Kildau of Rosemont, IL and Beverly Neilson of Mountain Home, AR; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

No services are planned at this time.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

Obituary – Myrna Kay Miller

Myrna Kay Miller, Lampe, MO, daughter of Fred and Mabel (Crowell) Lang was born September 6, 1939 in Tilden, NE and departed this life April 21, 2011, in her home, at the age of 71.

Myrna was united in marriage to Robert Miller on June 19, 1993 and they had made their home in the area the past 11 years coming from St. Peters, MO.  She was a member of the Daisy Mae Bowling League. 

Survivors include: her husband, Robert of the home; one daughter, Kimberling Lavender and husband, Tom of CA; one brother, Fred Lang and wife, Diane of Sun City, AZ; two sisters, Ruth Osborn and husband, Tom of Auburn, CA and Joan Zurcher and husband, Chuck of Tilden, NE; one grandson, Kenneth Lavender and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

Obituary – Robert W. Brainerd, Jr.

 

Robert W. Brainerd, Jr., 67, of Cape Fair, MO, formerly of Belleville, IL, passed away at home on April 13, 2011.

 

Robert was a retired, self-employed auto mechanic and also serviced small boats at Table Rock Lake. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Wasp. For many years, he was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He was a member of Eagles Lodge #4278, Cape Fair, MO. 

 
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert W Brainerd, Sr., and his mother Charlotte Wohlgemuth.

 

Survivors include: sisters, Shirley (Fred) Casillas of Overland Park, Kansas, Robyn (Gary) Gross, and Kathleen Nehring, of St. Louis, Missouri;  nieces and nephews, Melanie (Ron) Fahrner, Michael Nehring, Kaitlin, Joshua and Christine Gross; his Uncle Gaines Nash; Aunts Joan Brainerd and Lin (David) Bryant; several cousins and great-nephews; those he loved dearly, Heather, Tera, Aleshia, Michelle, Missy, Danny, Nicole, Elizabeth and Breana and very dear and special friends, Jim, Tina, Chas, Jake, John, Bill, Tony, Felicia and Wayne.

 

Bob left footprints - huge footprints - in all of our lives.  He achieved success here because he lived well, laughed often and loved much.

 

A celebration of his life was held Wednesday, April 27,2011, 11am - 1pm, at Strauss Funeral Home, 7 East Mill St, Millstadt, IL. with interment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis MO.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City, MO.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bob's name to the National Emphysema Foundation, 128 East Ave, Norwalk, CT, 06851, or a charity of your choice.

 

 

 

Obituary – George Earl Cote

George Earl Cote, Galena, MO, son of Earl and Florence (Giasson) Cote was born July 8, 1931 in Momence, IL and departed this life April 21, 2011 in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, MO, at the age of 79.

George was a retired shop foreman and had lived in the area the past 18 years coming from St. Anne, IL.  He was a member of the Galena Community Church.  George was a U. S. Army veteran having served during the Korean War. 

George was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Delores.

Survivors include: four sons, Earl Cote and wife, Debbie of Barnet, MO, Brian Cote and wife, Janet of St. Anne, IL, Sam Cote and wife, Audrey of Winter Haven, FL and Terry Gann and wife, Leslie of Webb City, MO; four daughters, Sharon Miller and husband, Bill of Roselawn, IN, Nikki Brown and husband, Wayne of Bristol, FL, Jeannie King of Westville, IN and Carrie Pender and husband, Timothy of Fort Worth, FL; one brother, Richard Cote of KY; one sister, Betty Johnson of Momence, IL; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, April 23, 2011 at Galena Community Church with Doug Minton officiating under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

 

Obituary – Ricky Cole Young

Ricky Cole Young, Galena, MO, son of Marion and Maggie (Hodges) Young was born June 18, 1962 in Stuttgart, AR and departed this life April 20, 2011, in his home, at the age of 48.

Ricky was a carpenter and had lived in the area the past 8 years coming from Forrest City, AR.  He attended Galena Community Church.

Survivors include: his mother, Dee Young; wife, Pam Young: three sons, Jeffery Young, Rickey Young, II and Amos Young; one brother, Robin Young and wife, Sandra; one sister, Renae Mathes and husband, Steve and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service was held at 6:00 p.m., Friday, April 22, 2011 at Galena Community Church with Doug Minton officiating.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

Obituary – Gary Lynn Marsh

Gary Lynn Marsh, Reeds Spring, MO, son of Vernon and Alma (Huesmann) Marsh was born July 17, 1941 in Cass County, IA and departed this life April 19, 2011, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, MO, at the age of 69.

Gary was united in marriage to Betty Densmore on February 28, 1964 and they had made their home in the area the past 17 years coming from New Orleans, LA.  He was a member of the Kimberling City United Methodist Church.

Survivors include: his wife, Betty of the home; two sons, Jim Marsh and wife, Samantha of Nashville, TN and Robert Marsh and wife, Noelle of Annapolis, MD; one daughter, Becky Marsh Barlow of Katy, TX; one sister, Helen Young of Omaha, NE; two grandchildren, Alex Barlow and Monica Varnell and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service was held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, April 21, 2011 at Kimberling City United Methodist Church with Rev. Lynn Dyke officiating under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Kimberling City United Methodist Church.

 

 

Obituary – Myron L. Rosenboom

Myron L. Rosenboom, Lampe, MO, son of Remo and Mildred (Brendt) Rosenboom was born May 15, 1938 in Minot, ND and departed this life April 14, 2011 in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, MO, at the age of 72.

Myron was united in marriage to Marilyn Randle on May 15, 1968 and they had made their home in the area the past 20 years coming from Blue Springs, MO.  He was a U. S. Army veteran.  Myron was of the Lutheran faith.

Survivors include: his wife, Marilyn; one son, Aaron Rosenboom; 2 granddaughters, Ashley Rosenboom and Jericho Washington and a host of friends.

A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 21, 2011at Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City with Jerry Jenkins officiating.

 

 

 

Obituary – Sue Smith

Sue Smith, Galena, MO, was born October 27, 1939 in the State of West Virginia and departed this life April 15, 2011 in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, MO, at the age of 71.

Sue had lived in the area the past 9 years coming from Commerce City, CO.  She was a very active member of the First Baptist Church in Crane. 

Sue was preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

Survivors include: her husband, Jeff of 35 years; 4 sons, Jeff Smith, Jr. of Frisco, Texas, Greg Mullins of West Virginia, Rod Mullins of Alabama and Joe Mullins of Arkansas; 8 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane with Rev. Gregg Boll officiating.  Burial was at the First Baptist Church Cemetery in Crane under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

 

Obituary – Charline T. Corey

Charline T. Corey, Kimberling City, MO, daughter of Frank and Teresa (Schnell) Schaefer was born July 16, 1925 in St. Louis, MO and departed this life April 10, 2011, in Tablerock Healthcare, at the age of 85.

Charline was a homemaker and had lived in the area the past two years coming from St. Louis, MO.  She was a member of Our Lady of the Cove Catholic Church.

Survivors include: her son, Robert Corey; 2 grandchildren and a host of friends.

A memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at Our Lady of the Cove Catholic Church in Kimberling City with Father Joseph Liem officiating under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

Obituary – Gertie Lorene (Barnes) Pritchard

Gertie Lorene (Barnes) Pritchard of Reeds Spring, MO was born September 24, 1930 in Reeds Spring, MO and passed away April 9, 2011, at the age of 80.

Gertie was united in marriage to Efton Pritchard on February 2, 1946 in Yuma, AZ.  She was a homemaker and a long time resident of Reeds Spring.  Gertie attended Keystone Assembly of God Church in Reeds Spring.  She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Gertie was preceded in death by her parents, Foster and Cora Barnes; six brothers, Russell, Clyde, Delbert, Loyd, Dewey and Jesse Barnes; five sisters, Eva Barton, Beulah Poore, Dollie McCrorey, Alta Lippie and Betty Barnes.

Survivors include: her husband, Efton of Reeds Spring; one son, Dennis Pritchard and wife, Connie of Reeds Spring; three daughters, Donna Combs and husband, Alan of Spokane, Joanie Stephens and husband, Bill of Reeds Spring and Geraldine Riott and husband, Keith of Ozark; 8 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great- grandchildren and a host of family and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane with Pastor John Barnes officiating.  Burial was in Eisenhour Cemetery in Reeds Spring under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

 

Obituary – James L. Brock, Sr.

James L. Brock, Sr., son of Lloyd and Imogene (Schilling) Brock was born November 12, 1935 in Chicago, IL and departed this life April 6, 2011, in his home, at the age of 75.

James had lived in the area the past 21 years coming from Chicago, IL.  He was retired from Ford Motor Company.  James was a U. S. Air Force veteran.

Survivors include: his wife, Patricia of the home; one son, James L. Brock, Jr. and wife, Jacque of Dyer, IN; two daughters, Peggy Ratajack and husband, Bruce of Hammond, IN and Patricia Pisarski and husband, James of Demotte, IN; one brother, Lloyd Brock of Highland, IN; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 9, 2011 at Our Lady of the Cove Catholic Church in Kimberling City with Father Joseph Liem officiating under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.  Burial will be April 13, 2011 in Cemetery of the Resurrection in DeMotte, IN.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Our Lady of the Cove Catholic Church, 20 Kimberling Blvd, Kimberling City, MO 65686.

 

Obituary – Jack C. Stillson

Jack C. Stillson, Reeds Spring, MO, son of Jack and Margaret (Christian) Stillson was born May 11, 1946 in Evanston, IL and departed this life April 5, 2011, in his home, at the age of 64.

Jack was a retired auto body shop worker and had lived in the area the past 7 years coming from Chicagoland, IL.  He was of the Lutheran faith.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents and son, Jack C. Stillson, III.

Survivors include: his wife, Pam of the home; one son, John Stillson of Harrisburg, IL; four daughters, Erica Stillson of Harrisburg, IL, Christine Schaeffer of Port Ritchie, FL, Lynn Hengels of Chicago, IL and Noelle Sternberg of Chicago, IL; one sister, Linda Sawyers of Plano, TX; 13 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

No services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

Obituary – Noel Daniel Robertson

Noel Daniel Robertson, Kimberling City, MO, son of Roy and Marguerite (Schutten) Robertson was born December 6, 1936 in Joliet, IL and passed away peacefully in his home, April 2, 2011, at the age of 74.

Noel was a U. S. Navy veteran.  After the military, he spent his entire life in the construction business.  He was a contractor in California for many years.  For a number of those years, he worked on reconstruction in the Palomar-Pomerado hospital system.  Noel built and operated a commercial mushroom farm in Wilmington, IL for several years.

Noel was preceded in death by his parents; son, Daniel Bryan Robertson; sister, Nancy Egizio and great-nephew, Austin.

Survivors include: his beloved wife of 50 years, Linda Robertson; son, Terry (Suzee) Robertson of Escondido, CA; daughter, Kelly Lewandowski of Pittsburg, KS; brothers and sister, Neil (Linda) Robertson, Nicole (the late Richard) Deuschle, Nigel (Terry) Robertson and Ned (Diane) Robertson;  9 grandchildren, Taelor, Randi and Ryan Robertson of Escondido, CA, Shane, Bryan, Travis and Trey Lewandowksi of Pittsburg, KS, Ashley Lewandowski of Hollywood Beach, FL and Eric Robertson of Escondido, CA; 1 great-granddaughter, Karmyn Davis of Pittsburg, KS and a host of other relatives and friends.

A private family interment will be held at a later date in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City, MO.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Make a Wish Foundation or Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (MACC).

Obituary – Linda Kaye Fleshner

Linda Kaye Fleshner, Reeds Spring, MO, daughter of Merle and Bessie (Sampson) Phillips was born July 4, 1943 in Moweaqua, IL and departed this life March 30, 2011 in Skaggs Community Hospital, Branson, MO, at the age of 67.

Linda was united in marriage to Clifford Fleshner on June 1, 1962 and they had made their home in the area the past 21 years coming from Sullivan, IL.  She was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include: her husband, Clifford of the home; two daughters, Deborah Turner and Kimberly Walden both of Reeds Spring; one brother, Ronald Phillips of Sullivan, IL; 1 grandson, Prestan Walden and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 2, 2011 at Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City with Jerry Jenkins officiating.  Burial was in Joseph Philibert Cemetery, Kimberling City under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to The American Heart Association.

 

 

Obituary – Timothy Lee Lacy

Timothy Lee Lacy, Reeds Spring, MO, son of Jim and Renee (Helm) Lacy was born February 10, 1977 in Clovis, New Mexico and departed this life March 27, 2011, at the age of 34.

Tim was united in marriage to Shawna Merkel on September 13, 2005.  He was a construction business owner and had lived in the area the past 25 years coming from Springdale, AR.  Tim loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He was the type of individual that would give you the shirt off his back and was always available to help anyone, whether he knew you or not. 

Tim was a great Dad and wonderful husband.  He loved his children and never missed any activities or sport events that they were involved in.  Tim will be greatly missed.

Survivors include: his father, Jim Lacy of Springdale, AR; mother, Renee Johnson     of  Mount Hound, WA ; wife, Shawna Lacy of the home; maternal grandparents, Don and Jerry Helm of Demming, NM; two sons, Calvin Lacy of Springfield, MO and Seth Stamps of the home; one daughter, Rylie Lacy of the home; two brothers, Kyle Lacy of Springfield, MO and Todd Padilla of Kimberling City, MO; three sisters, Teara Creamer of Wichita, KS, Diana Havens of Huntsville, AR and Deanna Drumwright of Huntsville, AR and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 31, 2011 at Kimberling City First Baptist Church with Pastor Jeff Hardy officiating under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Timothy L. Lacy Trust Fund at Metropolitan National Bank.

 

Obituary – Ivon A. Sullivan

Ivon A. Sullivan, Aurora, MO, daughter of Elmer and Emma (Utke) Medlin was born July 29, 1925 in Billings, MO and departed this life March 26, 2011 in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, MO, at the age of 85.

Ivon was a homemaker and lifelong resident of the Aurora and Kimberling City areas. 

Ivon was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lloyd and son, Gary.

Survivors include: one son, John Sullivan of Marionville; one brother, Leslie Medlin of Marionville; one sister, Ruth Butler of Aurora; 5 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

No services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

 

Obituary – Velvia Louretta Gray

Velvia Louretta Gray, Republic, MO, daughter of Paul and Alice (Fausett) Turner was born October 30, 1934 in Reeds Spring, MO and went to be with the Lord on March 24, 2011, in her home, at the age of 76.

Louretta was united in marriage to Billy Joe Gray on December 30, 1953.  She was a hard worker and had worked in garment factories every since she got out of high school.  Louretta retired from Hagles Garment Factory in Republic.   

Louretta was a great buddy with her Dad and they enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping together. 

Louretta loved the Lord and was saved in the Pentecostal Church in Reeds Spring.  She had read through her Bible four times.  Louretta loved her church in Republic and was always talking about her pastors, Brother and Sister, Mark Morris.

Louretta was always ready to help other people and will be missed by everyone who was blessed to know her.

Louretta was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Billy Joe Gray; babies, Ray Charles Gray, Charles Lee Gray and Joy Elaine Gray.

Survivors include: two sisters, Doris O’Kelly of Oroville, CA and Pauletta Plumlee of Kimberling City; two brothers, L. B. Turner of Reeds Spring and John Turner of Galena; numerous nieces and nephews and a lot of friends and Christian brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at Stumpff Chapel-South, Kimberling City with Rev. Mark Morris officiating.  Burial was in Joseph Philibert Cemetery, Kimberling City under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

     

 

Obituary - Herschel V Carr

 

Herschel V Carr was born on January 3, 1923 in Cape Fair Missouri, and departed this life on March 21, 2011, at the age of 88 years. He was the son of James Leonard Carr and Bertha Stone Carr.

 

Herschel attended school at Gentry School “Seed Tick” until the 8th grade at which time it was necessary for him to help with the family farm. The farm has been in the Carr Family for over 124 years and was honored as one of Stone County’s Century Farms in 1987.

 

Herschel served his country by being a member of the United States Navy, serving during World War II. He was proud to have served his country and during that time saw many parts of the world including Normandy and spending some time at Pearl Harbor. He had left Pearl Harbor before the bombing. Upon being discharged from the Navy he came back to the family farm, where he spent many years milking cows and workings as a heavy equipment operator. As a heavy equipment operator he built roads, dug ponds, cleared fields and cleared land for dams and lakes in several states.

 

He married Murel Jean Crabb on October 1, 1945 in Harrison, Arkansas. They continued to live on the family farm and raise their family of six children. Herschel and Murel celebrated their 65 Wedding Anniversary in October 2010.

 

Herschel was preceded in death by his parents, James Leonard and Bertha Carr; two brothers, Lester and Howard; and one sister, Dorothy Brown.

 

Herschel is survived by his loving wife, Murel, and his six children, Don Robert Carr and his wife Wanda from Lafayette Louisiana; JoEtta Bowling of Spokane; Joyce Elaine Jones of Cape Fair; Anita Marie Carr of Reeds Spring; John Carr and his wife Connie of Cape Fair and Melody Yvonne Carr-Fortner of Cape Fair. Herschel was PaPa to twelve grandchildren, Scott Carr, Kevin Carr, Derick Bowling, Deanna Wagnon, Stacy Williams, Terry Jones, Ben Bonner, Toby Bonner, Jason Bonner, John Paul Carr, Matthew Carr and Seth Fortner and Great Grandpa to seven great grandchildren, Brendon Carr, Nathan Carr, Noah Carr, Hannah Carr, Bailey Wagnon, Courtney Bonner and Justin Bonner.  He is also survived by one sister, Ruth Smith of Galena; and one brother Ralph Carr of Mt. Vernon. He will also be dearly missed by a host of family and friends.

 

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 25, 2011 at Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane with Kevin Huff officiating.  Burial was in Cape Fair Cemetery under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

 

 

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Cerebral Palsy or the American Cancer Society.

 

 

Obituary – Cumi I. Davidson

Cumi I. Davidson, Crane, MO, daughter of Benton and Loveta (Kennedy) Studyvin was born November 18, 1929 in Duenweg, MO and departed this life March 18, 2011, in her home, at the age of 81.

Cumi was a retired factory worker and had lived in Crane the past 8 years coming from Ava, MO. She loved quilting and doing church work.  Cumi enjoyed working with children and had helped the local kids in Crane with the skate park.  She was of the Presbyterian faith. 

Cumi was preceded in death by her parents and son, Harley Davidson, Jr.

Survivors include: her husband, Harley of the home; one son, Austin Davidson of St. Petersburg, FL; one daughter, Kathy Davidson of Crane; one brother, Vernon Studyvin of Joplin; one sister, Eileen Mitchell of Joplin; 4 grandchildren, Jeremy, Chris, Aaron and Dana; 2 great-grandchildren, Noah and Evan and a host of other relatives and friends.

No services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

 

 

Obituary – Marie (Galloway) Williams Tilden

Mary Marie Williams Tilden, Galena, MO, daughter of Charles and Cora (Parker) Galloway was born April 4, 1925 in Galena, MO and departed this life March 13, 2011, in St. John’s Hospital, Aurora, MO, at the age of 85.

Marie lived in several different cities in her early adulthood.  She moved to Crete, NE in 1958 with her husband, Herb Williams, and her children and always remembered their years in Crete with a special fondness.  Marie and Herb moved to Galena to live and care for her aging parents in 1969.  Herb died in December, 1971.  On April 12, 1981, Marie married Willard (Buster) Tilden.

Marie had a special fondness for Galena and was the unofficial family historian.  She had great memories of the Galena school system and played on the girls’ basketball team during high school.  Marie was one of the finest cooks around and always made room at her table for any visitors.  She was a brave, strong, stubborn lady with a great sense of humor and many wonderful friends.  She and Buster had a pet/child, Ari, their Boston Terrier.

Marie was known to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren at Granny T.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herb Williams; daughter, Linda Eidswick-Purdy and brother, Robert Galloway.

Survivors include: her husband, Willard Tilden of the home; daughter, Irene Severin and husband, Chuck of Hallam, NE; son, Jim Williams of Elsey, MO; grandchildren, Lance Purdy of Omaha, NE, Eric Eidswick of Franklin, MA, Nichole Severin Tichota of Hickman, NE, Kira Severin Goertzen of Lincoln, NE, Alisha Williams of Joplin, MO, Dustin Williams of Chadwick, MO and 5 great-grandchildren.  Marie considered the Tilden children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to be her family, as well.  Her step-family includes: Robert and Laurie Tilden of Spotsylvania, VA, Bill and Lynda Tilden of Marionville, MO, Richard and Linda Tilden of Galena, MO, Ron and Micky Tilden of St. Charles, MO; step grandchildren, Toi Tilden Stine of Marionville, MO, Shawna Tilden McCoy of Branson, MO, Jason Tilden and Jodi Tilden Biggs both of St. Charles, MO, Audra Tilden Dickens, Mitch Tilden and Ben Tilden all of Spotsylvania, VA ; 5 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at Galena Community Church with Doug Minton officiating.  Burial was in Galena Cemetery under the direction of Cheatham-Stumpff Funeral Home, Galena.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Galena Community Church.

 

 

 

Obituary – James E. Ellingsworth

James E. Ellingsworth, Reeds Spring, MO, son of Ben and Sinda (Sims) Ellingsworth was born January 19, 1924 in Stone County, MO and went to be with the Lord on March 4, 2011, at the age of 87.

James was united in marriage to Lola Mae Eisenhour on March 13, 1943.  He was a lifelong resident of the area.  James was a dairy farmer and carpenter, especially known for fine finish carpentry.  He surrendered to preach in 1950 and was ordained in 1951.  He preached in over 100 churches over a fifty year ministry and performed weddings and funerals for countless people in the Ozarks, leading many to the Lord.  James pastored Baptist churches in Ponce, Pleasant View, First Central in Highlandville, Ozark Calvary, Walnut Shade, Spokane First, Reeds Spring and Macedonia.

James was preceded in death by his parents; son, Anthony; brothers, Earl and Gentry; sister, Mary and son-in-law, Danny Winslow.

Survivors include: his wife, Lola Mae Ellingsworth of the home; one son, Randy Ellingsworth and wife, Johnette of Reeds Spring, MO; five daughters, Connie Winslow of Highlandville, MO, Beverly Craft and husband, Bill of Gallatin, TN, Janet Jones and husband, Robert of Soldotna, AK, Angela Healey of Albuquerque, NM and Jamie Fugitt and husband, Jeff of Walnut Shade, MO; one sister, Iva Betz of Visalia, CA; 18 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at Talking Rock Road Baptist Church, Branson West with Eric Winslow, Delbert Davis, Jeff Fugitt and Corbie Pyatt officiating.  Burial was in Eisenhour Cemetery, Reeds Spring under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial contributions to Talking Rock Baptist Church or Good Shepherd Hospice.

 

 

 

Obituary – Paul Berner

Paul Berner, Galena, MO, son of Godfrey and Ida (Kunkel) Berner was born February 27, 1917 in Mulkeytown, IL and departed this life March 2, 2011, in Skaggs Community Hospital, Branson, MO, at the age of 94.

Paul had lived in the area the past 14 years and was a retired electrician. He was a member of Cedar Ridge Baptist Church.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Evelyn; brothers, Walter and Carl; sister, Clara Mae Sample and granddaughter, Sharon.

Survivors include: two sons, Gerald Berner and wife, Beverly of New Jersey and Richard Berner and wife, Kathie of Florida; two daughters, Audine Boehm and husband, Robert of Missouri and Deborah Muller and husband, Andy of Illinois; 8 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Ann B. Tyson

Ann B. Tyson, Galena, MO, daughter of Joseph and Margaret (Leitch) Bohrer was born June 22, 1943 in Kewanee, IL and departed this life March 1, 2011 in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, MO, at the age of 67.

Ann was united in marriage to Lyle Tyson on December 12, 1975 and they had made their home in the Galena area the past 20 years coming from Central, IL. She grew up in Bloomington, IL and attended Bloomington High School.  Ann graduated from Lincoln College in Lincoln, IL.  She retired from Geotechincal Engineering Services in Kappa, IL as an executive assistant. 

Ann was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include: her children, Kent (Vicki) Tyson, Keith Tyson, Todd (Debbie) Tyson, Tracey Tyson and Tyler (Joyce) Tyson; sisters, Judy Norton and Ruthann Mayberry; brothers, Dick Graham and Don Graham; six grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Ann will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

A service to celebrate the life of Anny Tyson was held at 11:00 a.m., March 19, 2011 at Cedar Ridge Baptist Church, 742 Buttermilk Spring Road, Galena, MO 65656.  Arrangements were under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City, MO.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Cedar Ridge Baptist Church.

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Jacqualyn “Jackie” Sue Oberdiek

Jacqualyn “Jackie” Sue Oberdiek, Galena, MO, daughter of Marvin and Wilma (Kuhn) LaRue was born April 27, 1945 in Kansas City, MO and departed this life March 1, 2011, in her home, at the age of 65.

Jackie had lived in the area the past 6 years coming from Kansas City, MO.  She was a member of the Galena Assembly of God.  Jackie was a Christian and loved the Lord with all of her heart.  She enjoyed playing the piano and was an inspiration to everyone she met.  Jackie was an animal lover and was especially fond of dogs.  In her leisure time, she enjoyed kayaking on the James River.

Jackie was a very devoted mother, wife and a wonderful daughter- in- law.

Survivors include: her husband, David of the home; three sons, Mark Oberdiek of Kansas City, MO, Doug McGough of Tyler, TX and Greg Oberdiek of Owasso, OK; one grandchild, Daxton Oberdiek and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 5, 2011 at Galena Assembly of God with Rev. Terry D. Carter officiating.  Burial will be in Galena Cemetery under the direction of Cheatham-Stumpff Funeral Home, Galena.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to the Galena Assembly of God Mission Fund.

 

 

Obituary – Clarence Richard Springstroh

Clarence Richard Springstroh, Kimberling City, MO, son of Clarence and Ester (Beckett) Springstroh was born September 2, 1929 in Dodgeville, WI and departed this life February 23, 2011, after having a stroke, in Tablerock Healthcare, at the age of 81.

Clarence was united in marriage to Valory Modersohn on June 28, 1952  and they had made their home in the area the past twenty years coming from Chicago, IL.  He was retired from the U. S. Postal Service.  Clarence was a member of Ozark Mountain Assembly of God.

Clarence was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Raymond.

Survivors include: two sons, Gary of Melbourne, FL and Dale and wife, Nancy of Lisle, IL; one daughter, Susan Misek of El Paso, TX; two brothers, Robert and wife, Orine of Aurora, IL and Russell and wife, Joanne of Melbourne, FL; 8 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service was held at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at Ozark Mountain Assembly of God in Kimberling City with Pastor Robert Johnson officiating under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Ozark Teen Challenge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Melody A. Fols

Melody A. Fols, Branson West, MO, daughter of Mason and Catherine (Sanders) Ware was born April 13, 1947 in Springdale, AR and departed this life February 22, 2011, in her home, at the age of 63.

Melody had lived in the area since 2009 coming from Newark, DE and was a retired banker.  She loved bowling, traveling and riding horses.  Melody was a collector of hummingbirds and enjoyed spending leisure time watching them.  She was a member of Keystone Assembly of God.

Melody was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Mason T. Ware and Matthew A. Ware.

Survivors include: two sons, Joseph D. Fols and Stephen M. Fols both of Newark, DE; two daughters, Catherine Ann Fols of Branson West, MO and Cheryl McCauley of Newark, DE; one sister, Sandra W. Hollingsworth of Branson West, MO; four grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 25, 2011 at Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City with Pastor John Barns officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Hospice Compassus.

 

 

Obituary – John H. Westphal

John H. Westphal, Blue Eye, MO, son of John and Mabel (Addy) Westphal was born April 27, 1933 in Van Meter, IA and departed this life February 20, 2011, in his home, at the age of 77.

John attended school and graduated from Earham High School.  He was active in sports, FFA, 4-H and Boy Scouts and had been a 4-H leader and a Boy Scouts leader.  John was a U. S. Army veteran having served in the Korean War and received the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.  He was a member of the Independent Order of Foresters and a member of the United Methodist Church.  John farmed, worked for the State of Iowa for 25 years and sold used cars.

John was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Pat and Jan.

Survivors include: three sons, Rick (Becky) of Oklahoma City, OK, Nick of West Des Moines, IA and Tracy (Susan) of Des Moines, IA; five grandchildren, Cortney, Jacqueline, Nicholas, Audrey and Kaley; two great-grandchildren, Riley and Carter John and a host of other relatives and friends.

John will be missed by his willingness to lend a helping hand and by his winning smile.

A gathering was held from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 24, 2011 at Stumpff Funeral Home-South in Kimberling City.  Interment will be March 5, 2011 at Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery in Van Meter, IA.

 

 

 

 

Obituary - Wayne Allen Sundling

Wayne Allen Sundling, (Dad, Brother, Grandpa and Husband), Republic, MO, age 76, continued his journey to eternal life with family at his side on Tuesday February 15, 2011 after an incredibly courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma that spanned more than seven years.

Born on Friday July 13, 1934 in Hastings, NE the eldest son of Orville P. & Madaline M. Sundling.  Friday the 13th continued to be “lucky” for him throughout his life.

Wayne graduated from Hastings High and married his high school sweetheart Donna Rae Marsh in November 1954.  The next five years gave him five of the greatest joys of his life. Wayne attended Hastings College before moving to Wichita, KS, where he joined his great uncle Dave working for Boeing Aircraft Company.  While working full time and providing for a family of 7 he earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Wichita State University.

He later received his CPA license, passing his exam on the first attempt!

Wayne spent nearly 30 years working as a Chief Financial Officer in the Oil & Gas Industry in Wichita.  He enjoyed his professional life while also being exposed to the “roughneck” side of the booming industry.

During his free time, Wayne loved the company of his family.  Most Sundays were spent with his wife & the 5 B’s at their 50 acre cabin on Cowskin Creek.  Holiday weekends were enjoyed gathering with family, great feasts, hunting in the cornfields of Nebraska with his dad and brother, and cheering for “his” Cornhuskers football team.  Vacations to Hideaway on Table Rock Lake in southwest Missouri began in the 1960’s. Wayne loved the natural rugged beauty of the area and all the activities it offered.  He shared this with his extended family eventually resulting in his parents retiring on the lake. 

Wayne stepped out of the corporate life in 1988 to start his own accounting business in Wichita.  He brought the business with him in his move to Hideaway with his current wife, Ida in 1993. He continued to enjoy life on the LAKE, his move to Republic, the company of family and friends and working for his clients.

Wayne’s cherished joys and loves in life were his family, friends, pets, the outdoors, his faith, holidays- especially the 4th of July and Christmas, celebrations, a good hunt, his teams – Cards, Chiefs, Cornhuskers, a practical joke, a good book, the value of learning, an adventure, a “ lengthy errand”, a spirited conversation, hearty competition, great food, a stiff Manhattan and a fine cigar!!

Wayne is survived by: Wife, Ida; Brother, James E. Sundling and sister, Dianne Sundling (Robert Chatelain); Children: Brent Sundling (Laura), Brenda Gow (Marcus), Brad Sundling (Sandi), Brenee Davies (Rick) and Bruce Sundling; Step Children:  Diane Vigna (Andy) and David Richardson (Carrie); Grandchildren:  Andrew & Donna Sundling, Chad Sundling, Jackie & Justin Davies and Sandra Sundling and Step Grandchildren: Tyler & Ryan Vigna and Evie Richardson; a cousin, Loren Campbell; niece, Vicky Sundling (Mike); nephew, Derek Sundling (Kelly) and many cherished friends and neighbors.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, March 5, 2011, 2:00 PM at Stumpff Funeral Home-South in Kimberling City, MO.  Prayer and burial of ashes to immediately follow at Pinecrest Cemetery, Kimberling City in the plot adjacent to his parents.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Wayne’s memory to Branson Area Tri-Lakes Humane Society PO Box 588, Reeds Spring, MO 65737.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Arnold B. Skindelien

Arnold B. (Arnie) Skindelien, Kimberling City, MO, went to be with his Lord  & Savior on February 17, 2011, in his home, at the age of 88.

 

Arnie was born Oct 27, 1922 to the late Oliver & Ida Skindelien in their farmhouse home just south of Sunberg, MN.  He attended North High School and Minnesota School of Business.  Arnie was married to Florine P. Stacy from 1941 to 1960, and to M. Eileen Skindelien from 1961 until her death in 1997. He was a Partner & Vice President of Fist Brokerage Co. until his retirement in 1985.  Arnie was a Mason in Erie Lodge 239 in Milon OH, joined the Scottish rite and Zurah Temple of the Shrine in Minneapolis, MN.  He served as President of the Zuhrah Shrine Horse Patrol. Arnie joined the Al Bahr Shrine Club of San Diego and was invited into membership in the Royal Order of Jesters, becoming director in 1995.  He moved to Kimberling City, MO in 2002 to live with Judy & Larry Blaha.

 

Arnie was preceded in death by his parents;  both wives, Florine P Stacy (1990) & M. Eileen Skindelien,(1997); 3 brothers, Julian, Kermit & Orlyn and his sister, Gladys Neiderloh.

 

Survivors include his children, JoAnn Bohn, James Skindelien and Judith Blaha; Son-in-Law, Larry Blaha; Grand Children, Paul Bohn, his wife, Wanda and Michael Gore, his wife, Amanda and Great Grandchildren, Nicholas Bohn, Drew Comeaux, and Makayla Gore.

 

A memorial service will be held in Minneapolis MN, Saturday March 5, 2011at  11:00 a.m.in St.Albans Epispical Church, Edina MN.  Local arrangements were under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City, MO.

 

The family has requested donations to Shrine Crippled Children’s Hospital in his memory c/o Abu Ben Adam Temple, Zuhrah Temple or Hospice Compassus in Branson, MO.


 

 

 

Obituary – Terry William McKnight

Terry William McKnight, Galena, MO, son of Thomas and Shirley (Munholland) McKnight was born June 21, 1965 in Monroe, LA and departed this life February 17, 2011, in his home, at the age of 45.

Terry was a motel maintenance worker and had lived in the area since 1992 coming from Bossier City, LA.  His four daughters and granddaughter were the light of his life. Terry spent quality time with his children and was always making up special nicknames for each of them. He enjoyed being with family and friends and especially loved the family barbecues.  Terry loved the outdoors and spent many hours doing his favorite thing, fishing.  

Survivors include: his mother, Shirley McKnight of Galena; wife, Christy McKnight of the home; two sons, Dustin McKnight and Richard McKnight both of Bossier City, LA; four daughters, Summer Ann Ethridge of Mountain Home, ID; Ashley Ann McKnight, Tara Lynn McKnight and Melonie Marie McKnight all of the home; one half brother, Jeffery Hopper of the State of AL; one granddaughter, Addie Ethridge and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 19, 2011 at Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane with John Dinger officiating.  Burial will be in Galena Cemetery under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes. 

 

 

Obituary – Barbara J. Sutherland

Barbara J. Sutherland, Reeds Spring, MO, daughter of Vern and Eva (Filkins) Lundeen was born October 25, 1929 in Logan, IA and departed this life February 15, 2011 in St. Johns’ Hospital, Springfield, MO, at the age of 81.

Barbara was a homemaker and had lived in the area since 1997 coming from Sanibel Island, FL.  She was a 50 year member of PEO and a former member of the Red Hat Society.  In Barbara’s free time she enjoyed golfing and being with family and friends.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and husband, David.

Survivors include: one son, Dave Sutherland VIII of Montezuma, IA; one daughter, Cathie Sutherland of Reeds Spring, MO; one sister, June Fleming of Forsyth, MO; 2 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren and a host of friends.

No services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

The family has requested memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, American Lung Association or Feed the Children Foundation.

 

Obituary – Ruby P. Young

Ruby P. Young, Ozark, MO, was born November 9, 1930 in Hoxie, AR and departed this life February 11, 2011 in Ozark Riverview Manor, at the age of 80.

Ruby was a retired factory worker and had lived in the area the past 20 years coming from Rockford, IL.

Ruby was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Marvin and son, Charles.

Survivors include: 4 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren and a host of friends.

Graveside services were held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 17, 2011 at Pinecrest Cemetery in Kimberling City under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

Obituary – Walter William Mikolagak

Walter William Mikolagak, Kimberling City, MO, son of John and Stella Mikolagak was born November 30, 1915 in Chicago, IL and departed this life February 9, 2011, in Tablerock Healthcare, at the age of 95.

Walter was a retired crane operator and had lived in the area the past three years coming from Lake in the Hills, IL.  He was a U. S. Navy veteran.  Walter was a member of Our Lady of the Cove Catholic Church.

Survivors include: his wife, Marge of Kimberling City; one son, Apollo “Mickey” Mikolagak of Memphis, MI; two daughters, Bobbie Pleasant of Kimberling City, MO and Maureen Hubbard of Lake in the Hills, IL; one brother, Ed Beladala; two sisters, Sophie Wocjahowski and Evelyn Lahaie; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at Our Lady of the Cove Catholic Church in Kimberling City with Father Joseph Liem officiating under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

 

Obituary – Agnes O. Hilgeman

Agnes O. Hilgeman, Kimberling City, MO, daughter of Patrick and Margaret (Simpson) McElwee was born June 20, 1917 in Glasco, Scotland and departed this life February 11, 2011, in Tablerock Healthcare, at the age of 93.

Agnes came to the United States in 1948, became a naturalized citizen in 1955 and lived for many years in Baltimore, Maryland.  She was a member of Kenwood Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Maryland and a member of the Order of Eastern Star Arundel Chapter 80 in Glen Burnie, Maryland.

Agnes was the mother of five children, ten grandchildren, seventeen great- grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

No services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City with burial planned for a later date in Maryland.

The family would like to thank the staff of Tablerock Healthcare for their care and compassion for Agnes during her final years.

 

Obituary – Joyce T. Reynolds

Joyce T. Reynolds, Galena, MO, daughter of Berlin and Sarah (Evans) Branscum was born November 20, 1916 in Bloomfield, IL and departed this life February 5, 2011 in Ozark Mountain Regional Healthcare, Crane, MO, at the age of 94.

Joyce had lived in the area the past 15 years coming from Bourbon, MO.  She was a retired secretary.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Loverdale.

Survivors include: one son, Howard Reynolds and wife, Virginia of St. Louis, MO; one daughter, Judith Gould and husband, James of Galena, MO; one brother, Jerry Branscum and wife, Betty of Shawnee, KS; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Burial will be at a later date in Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis, MO.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City, MO.

 

 

Obituary – Jackie “Jack” R. C. Blevins

Jackie “Jack” R. C. Blevins, Crane, MO, son of R. C. and Eula (Walker) Blevins was born February 2, 1947 in Sacramento, CA and departed this life February 4, 2011 in St. John’s Hospital, Aurora, MO, at the age of 64.

Jack was a retired maintenance worker and had lived in the area for over 35 years.  He enjoyed farming and horseback riding.  Jack loved working on old cars and building hot rods.  He was the type of individual who would lend a hand to anyone, even in the middle of the night.  The most important thing in his life was his family especially his grandchildren. Jack was a U. S. Army veteran.

Survivors include: his wife, Sharon of the home; five daughters, Angela Marks and husband, Donny, Brenda Yardley and husband, Paul, Deanna Ketterhagen and husband, Brad, Shawna Blevins and Karisa Blevins all of Crane; five brothers, Drexel Blevins and wife, Sandy of Kirbyville, Gerald Blevins of Aurora, Melvin Blevins and wife, Sabrina of Aurora, Kelvin Blevins of St. Roberts and Carl Blevins of Golden; two sisters, Ivonne Snapp and husband, Sam of Antalope, CA and Jazell Wolf and husband, Randy of Tulsa, OK; 10 grandchildren, Nathan Marks, Makala Marks, Dakota Marks, Chelsey Yardley, Brandon Yardley, Kyle Roder, Shelby Roder, Chase Ketterhagen, Josie Blevins and Sidnie Blevins; 3 great grandchildren, Isaiah Marks, Lilly Marks and Hadlie Galloway and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 11, 2011 at Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane, with Terry Bailie officiating.  Burial was in Clio Cemetery, Jenkins, MO under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

 

 

 

Obituary – Edith M. Shepley

Edith M. Shepley, Lampe, MO, daughter of Harry and Alice (Warrick) Lewis was born September 5, 1929 in Newton, IA and departed this life February 3, 2011 in Skaggs Community Hospital, Branson, MO, at the age of 81.

Edith was a homemaker and had lived in the area the past 20 years coming from Minnesota.

Edith was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, James R. Shepley; brother, Harry Lewis and granddaughter, Danielle Chambers.

Survivors include: her husband, Norman Spears of Lampe; one son, James “Mike” Shepley of Madrid, IA; three daughters, Benita Porter of Lampe, MO, Kristie Chambers of Cass Lake, MN and Penny Haupt of Park Rapids, MN; two brothers, Clifford Lewis of Ankeny, IA and Darwin Lewis of Des Moines, IA; 13 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

A graveside service was held on Monday, February 7, 2011 at Colfax Cemetery in Colfax, Iowa under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City, MO.

 

Obituary – William L. “Bill” Wilson

William L. “Bill” Wilson, Crane, MO, son of Burt and Belle (Curty) Wilson was born December 3, 1934 in Sapulpa, OK and departed this life February 2, 2011 in Ozark Mountain Regional Healthcare, Crane, MO, at the age of 76.

Bill was united in marriage to Evelyn Willoughby on September 24, 1955.  He was a retired well driller and had lived in the area since 1960 coming from Wichita, KA.  Bill enjoyed baseball and was a loyal St. Louis Cardinal fan.  He was an avid fisherman and bird hunter.  Bill enjoyed life and loved spending time with his family.  He was a member of Crane First Baptist Church.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother and infant sister.

Survivors include: his wife, Evelyn of the home; two daughters, Gail M. Fitzpatrick and husband, Keith of Branson and Margaret Ann Wilson Burk of Crane; one brother, Scott Wilson of Stockton; 4 grandchildren, Dustin Burk, Nicole Scott Burk, Austin Wilson and Heather Fitzpatrick; 7 great grandchildren, Brianna Scott, Katilyn Scott, Natialle Scott, Makenna Scott, Cameron Craig, Megan Burk and Christopher Burk and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 8, 2011at Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane with Rev. Gregg Boll, Pastor Lloyd Hart and Kevin Rusenstrom officiating. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary – John Robert Evans, Jr.

John Robert Evans, Jr., Kimberling City, MO, son of John and Bernice (Beard) Evans was born June 30, 1940 in Lubbock, TX and departed this life February 1, 2011 in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, MO, at the age of 70.

John was united in marriage to Leigh Grimes on June 1, 1978 and they had made their home in the area the past 8 years coming from St. Louis.  He was a retired salesman and a U. S. Navy veteran.  John was a member of the Ozark Woodcarving Club and a member of the Shriners.  He attended First Christian Church.

Survivors include: his wife, Leigh of the home; one son, John Evans, III of Round Rock, TX; four daughters, Michelle Parsons and husband, Marc of  Mechanicberg, PA, Angela Leistner and husband, John of Light, AR, Roni Guerrant and husband, Gary of St. Peters, MO and Kimberley Cook and husband, Ken of Iva, SC; one brother, Steve Evans of Dallas, TX; one sister, Mary Samuels of Round Rock, TX; 7 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

Obituary – Gloria Vance Grossman

Gloria Vance Grossman, Galena, MO, daughter of W. P. and Myrtle (Salter) Grossman was born November 19, 1923 in Ames, IA and departed this life January 28, 2011 in Ozark Mountain Regional Healthcare, Crane, MO, at the age of 87.

Gloria graduated from high school in Nevada, IA where her parents had a movie theater for over 50 years.  She graduated from college in 1945 and taught art and did commercial art for several years in Wyoming and Iowa.  Gloria moved to Kimberling City in 1981 and was active in the Lutheran Church, Tablerock Art Guild and the Senior Center. She moved to Galena in 2000 and enjoyed the Senior Center at Crane as well as the library at Galena.

A memorial service was held at 1:00 Saturday, February 5, 2011 at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Kimberling City with Pastor Richard Futrell officiating under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

 

Obituary – John David Lind

John David Lind, Kimberling City, MO, son of John H. and Lavina (Condon) Lind was born October 1, 1945 in Joliet, IL and departed this life January 27, 2011 in Skaggs Community Hospital, Branson, MO, at the age of 65.

John had lived in the area since 2002 and was the owner of G & J Accounting in Kimberling City.  He was a U. S. Army veteran having served from 1964 to 1967.

John was preceded in death by his parents and two siblings, Jeffery Allen and Susan Louise Lind.

Survivors include: his wife, Gayle of the home; two daughters, Kimberly Butz of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA and Kathryn Gubin of Kimberling City; one sister, Patricia Jackinowski of Plainfield, IL; three grandchildren, KC and David Butz and Hoyt Gubin; numerous cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at First Christian Church in Kimberling City under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Compassus in Jack’s name.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Frances B. Lovig

Frances B. Lovig, Kimberling City, MO, was born February 3, 1924 in Chicago, IL and departed this life January 27, 2011 in Skaggs Community Hospital, Branson, MO, at the age of 86.

Frances was a retired nurse’s aide and had lived in the area the past 20 years coming from Chicago.  She was a member of Our Lady of the Cove Catholic Church.

Frances is survived by her son, Larry Lovig and his wife, Anita Ramos of Reeds Spring and a host of friends.

No services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

Obituary – Amanda Kaye Roark

Amanda Kaye Roark, Kimberling City, MO, daughter of Garry and J. Kaye (Shukers) Grau was born August 25, 1970 in Warrensburg, MO and departed this life January 16, 2011, in her home, at the age of 40.

Amanda was a homemaker and has lived in the area the past 6 years coming here from Abingdon, VA.  She was a member of the First Christian Church in Kimberling City.  In high school, Amanda participated in and won regional and national awards in Latin. In college at the University of Florida, she played the tuba in the Pride of the Sunshine Marching Band (see Memorial for Mandy Grau  in facebook groups). Amanda graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with an emphasis in commercial real estate. After graduation, Amanda lived and worked first in south Florida and then in Austin, Texas. After she moved to Abingdon Virginia, she married Ernie Roark and had two children. She also worked in real estate, entered photography contests, and played a bell in her church’s bell choir. After moving to Kimberling City, she was a homemaker. She was a proud “Gator” fan and never missed an opportunity to watch a Gators football game. She recently had strived to get healthy to prepare for her left knee replacement that was done two weeks ago.

Survivors include: her father, Garry Lee Grau and wife, Diane Augustine-Grau of Gate City, VA; mother, Kaye Fairweather and husband, Wally of Kimberling City; two sons, William Garry “Willie” Roark and John Burton “J.B.” Roark both of the home, and a host of other relatives and friends.

A gathering to celebrate her life was held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, January 23, 2011 at the First Christian Church in Kimberling City.  Forty blue and orange balloons were released. Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to SPCA or the local Humane Society.

 

 

 

Obituary – Patsy Lee Childers

Patsy Lee Childers, Reeds Spring, MO, daughter of Aubrey and Hazel (McPhetridge) Bills was born February 11, 1938 in Tulare, CA and departed this life January 18, 2011 in Tablerock Healthcare, Kimberling City, MO, at the age of 72.

Patsy was united in marriage to Bob Childers on March 10, 1956 and they had made their home in the area the past 18 years coming from Apple Valley, CA.  She was a retired factory worker.

Patsy was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include: her husband, Bob of the home; two daughters, Lisa Christoffersen and husband, Ed of Branson West and Carla Nichols and husband, Tim of Tucson, AZ; one sister, Deanna Kolosiej and husband, Mike of Odessa, TX; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 22, 2011 at Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City with Brent Nichols officiating.  Burial was at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Aurora Mercado Adams

Aurora Mercado Adams, Reeds Spring, MO, daughter of Francisco and Apolonia (Ruiz) Mercado was born November 12, 1959 in Paombong, Bulacan, Philippines and passed away January 10, 2011, in her home, at the age of 51, after an extended battle with cancer.

Aurora was the youngest of 10 brothers and 1 sister, whom all reside in the Philippines.  She married Melvin Bruce Adams in Agana, Guam on February 15, 1984, while he was serving the U.S. Navy.  Having resided in Guam, Hawaii, California and Washington, while her husband completed his military career, they returned to Missouri upon her husband’s retirement from the service.

Aurora worked in the home health care field earning a CMA certificate.  For the past seven years she worked at Silver Dollar City in the Food Service Division.

Aurora enjoyed gardening in her spare time, always having a yard full of flowers and vegetables, which she loved to share with friends and neighbors.  Her “green thumb” earned her numerous awards when residing in military housing areas.

Aurora was best at being a mother.  She always said her greatest accomplishment was her three children and her ability to help her family in the Philippines.  Many neighborhood children referred to her as “Momma Aurora”.  She truly loved children.

Aurora achieved her lifelong dream of becoming a citizen of the United States on January 17, 2008.

Survivors include: her husband of 26 years, Melvin Bruce Adams: a daughter, Eileen, 25, of the home; two sons, Frank, 23, of the home and Nathan, 21, of Springfield; seven brothers; one sister; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 17, 2011 at Our Lady of the Cove Catholic Church in Kimberling City with Father Joseph Liem officiating under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City. 

Interment will be at a later date in the Mercado family mausoleum in Olongapo City, Philippines.

 

 

Merry L. Frike

Merry L. Frike, Republic, MO, daughter of Harold and Wilma (Eckart) Hymer was born May 15, 1943 in Kansas City, MO and departed this life January 10, 2011, in her home, at the age of 67.

Merry had lived in the area since 1983 coming from Olden, MO and had worked at Bass Pro Shop.  She was of the Christian faith.

Merry was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Eddie.

Survivors include: two daughters, Erika Jones and husband, Sam of Republic and Wendy Eutsler of Republic; one brother, Curt Hymer of Gun City; three sisters, Dulcy Silverthorn of Wickenburg, AZ, Paula Fawcett of Smyer, TX and Dana Saylor of Dayhoit, KY; 6 grandchildren, Ashlee Weiss of St. Peters, Melanie, Scott and Austin Eutsler of Republic and Josh and Jacob Jones of Republic plus a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 15, 2011 at Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane with Dana Moomey officiating. 

 

 

Obituary – Patricia Sue Akers

Patricia Sue Akers, Reeds Spring, MO, daughter of Edmond P. and Eva Lucille (Merriott) Godfrey was born August 29, 1942 in Kansas City, KS and went to be with her beloved maker on January 8, 2011, after a long illness, at the age of 68.

Sue graduated from Blue Eye High School two weeks after her family moved from North Kansas City, MO.  She was united in marriage to George A. Akers on September 2, 1962 and had made her home in the area the past 50 years coming from Kansas City.  Sue, being mainly a homemaker, enjoyed sewing and making quilts and garments for her family.  She was a 40 year member of the Galena Chapter # 7 Order of Eastern Star and past president of the Ladies Auxiliary of Kimberling City Elks Lodge # 2505.  She participated in the Boy Scout programs with all of her sons.  Sue also worked at Silver Dollar City in the bookstore and Shepherd of the Hills as a costumer maker.

Sue was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include: her husband, George of 48 years; four sons, George E. and wife, Eva of Columbia,  Joseph and wife, Tammie of Reeds Spring,  Jeffery W. and wife, Michelle of Reeds Spring, Max A. and wife, Emily of Cassville; seven grandchildren, Matthew McCullough, Lucus A. Akers, Joshua Akers, George L. Akers, Lyra-Ann Akers, Jeffery T. Akers and Katherine S. Akers; one great-grandson, Cristian;  aunt, Joann Tamolas, step-mother, Gennie Godfrey; sister, Nancy Kassen and husband, Paul; sister-in-law, Kathy Keithley and husband, Marvin; many nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

This loving mother and wife will be dearly missed by all.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 14, 2011 at Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City with Joe Wolven officiating.  Burial was in Philibert Cemetery under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

 

 

Obituary – Jimmy Carroll Harris

Jimmy “Jim” Carroll Harris, Branson West, MO, son of James and Myrtle (Kosier) Harris was born August 4, 1939 in Dyer, AR and departed this life January 3, 2011 in his home, at the age of 71.

Jim was united in marriage to Charlotte Henderson on June 6, 1958 and they had made their home in the area the past 7 years coming from Dallas, TX.  He was a member of the Prestonwood Baptist Church in Dallas.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; son, Duane Harris and brother, Joe Harris.

Survivors include: his wife, Charlotte of the home; one daughter, Sherri Harris of Branson; daughter-in-law, Deidre Harris of Frisco, TX; two brothers, Don Harris and Johnny Harris both of Dallas, TX; one sister, Rose Arnold of Alma, AR; two grandchildren, Alexandra and Madelyn; one great grandchild, Cooper and a host of other relatives and friends.

No services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

 

Obituary – Delmar S. Snedigar

Delmar S. Snedigar, Reeds Spring, MO, son of Ernest and Dorothy (Ryan) Snedigar was born June 15, 1927 in Milwaukee, WI and departed this life December 31, 2010, in his home, at the age of 83.

Delmar was a retired machinist and had owned a home in the area the past 5 years coming from Lancaster, CA.  He was a U. S. Air Force veteran and received the WWII Victory Medal. Delmar was a member of the American Legion , Elks Club, VFW and the Masonic Lodge.   

Delmar was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Beatrice.

Survivors include: one son, Ronald; two daughters, Sharon and Shana; two brothers, Terry and Alyn; one sister, Alta; 5 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

A graveside service was held at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, January 6, 2011 at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Christina M. Lewallen

Christina Michelle Lewallen, Reeds Spring, MO, daughter of Carl and Mary (Holbrook) Sagerman was born August 28, 1978, in Independence, MO and departed this life January 1, 2011, in her home, at the age of 32.

Christina had lived in the area the past 10 years coming from Kansas City.  She was a member of Keystone Baptist Church.

Survivors include: her mother and step-father, Mary Jane and Middleton Jones of Reeds Spring; one son, Garret Lewallen of Reeds Spring; two daughters, Mackenzy Lewallen and Alexis Lewallen both of Reeds Spring; one sister, Nikki Barber of Galena and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Buford “Doc” Williams

Buford “Doc” Williams, Springfield, MO, son of Alvin and Vera (Hollis) Williams was born December 27, 1932 in Polk County, MO and departed this life December 19, 2010 in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, MO, at the age of 77.

Doc was a retired truck driver and a lifelong resident of the area.  He was a U. S. Army veteran.   Doc was of the Baptist faith.

Doc was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Tiny.

Survivors include: one son, Kelly Williams and wife, Tammy of Bois D’Arc; one daughter, Gletha Bradley and husband, Doin of Chelsea, OK; two brothers, Milburn Williams of Bolivar and Robert “Chick” Williams of Iowa; three sisters, Gloria Bylue of Bolivar, Loria Staffen of Pleasant Hope and Milda Clymer of Houston, TX; 4 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 23, 2010 at Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane with Pastor Rich Jenkins officiating.  Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Springfield under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

 

 

 

Obituary – Jack T. Hanley

Jack T. Hanley, Kimberling City, MO, son of Raymond and Elsa (Smallfield) Hanley was born October 22, 1924 in Kansas City, MO and departed this life December 17, 2010, in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, MO, at the age of 86.

Jack was united in marriage to Helen Dobson on October 6, 1951 and they had made their home in the area for the past 53 years coming from Kansas City.  He was retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.  Jack was a member of the Kimberling City Ham Radio Club and the Elks Lodge 2505.  In his free time, Jack was an avid fisherman and hunter.  He was an Army Air Corps veteran.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents; son, Tom Hanley and sister, Betty Nye.

Survivors include: his wife, Helen of the home; one son, Bill Hanley and wife, Paula of Rogersville; one daughter, Jeanne Cramer and husband, Ken of Pueblo, CO; one sister, Nadine Hunt of Lee’s Summit; 5 grandchildren, Ryan, Rebecca, David, Theresa and Tara; three great-grandchildren, Lance, Trevor and Ella and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 20, 2010 at Stumpff Chapel-South, Kimberling City with Jerry Jenkins officiating.  Burial was in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to The American Cancer Society.

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Thelma Lucille Harris

Thelma Lucille Harris, Aurora, MO, daughter of Orvil and Opal  (Murphey ) Harris was born December 20, 1931 in Okemah, OK and departed this life December 14, 2010 in Aurora Nursing Home, at the age of 78.

Thelma was a retired cook and a lifelong resident of the area.  She was a member of the First Church of God in Aurora. 

Thelma was preceded in death by her parents and son, James Edward Harris.

Survivors include: her husband, Doyle Harris of the home; one son, Jackie Lee Harris and wife, Teresa of Marionville; two daughters, Judith King and husband, Richard of Aurora and Julie Henard and husband, Mickey of Irving, TX; four sisters, Rena Mae, Joyce, Hazel and Wanda; 8 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 18, 2010 at Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane with Charles Davis officiating.  Burial was in Crane Community Cemetery in the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

 

 

 

Obituary – Norman Lee Miller

Norman Lee Miller, Kimberling City, MO, son of Arthur and Hellen (Hanson) Miller was born February 3, 1931 in Gibson City, IL and departed this life December 13, 2010, in Tablerock Healthcare, at the age of 79.

Norman was a retired maintenance worker and had lived in the area the past 32 years coming from Rantoul, IL.

Norman was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Kathy Hill; one brother and two sisters.

Survivors include: his longtime friend, Betty Cler of Kimberling City; one grandson, Marty Hill; two great-grandchildren, Austin Hill and Dakota Richards and a host of friends.

No services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

Obituary-Kenneth R. Booth, Sr.

Kenneth R. Booth, Sr. Crane, MO, Northern Commissioner of the Stone County Commission, died at Cox Walnut Lawn Skilled Nursing Facility in Springfield, on December 13 2010, after a valiant struggle with cancer, at the age of 61.

Ken was employed by the Stone County Road & Bridge Department from February 1992 until being elected to the County Commission for a term beginning January 1 2009.

Ken was a long-time resident of Crane and is survived by his wife, Barbara (Barnes); son, Kenneth R. Booth, Jr; three stepchildren, Wendy Emerson, Stephanie Kyle, and Kent Doucey; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild and a host of family and friends.  He was preceded in death by stepdaughter, Melanie Betts.

Ken was respected for his integrity and forthrightness.  Whether you thought he was right or wrong, you never had to wonder where he stood on an issue.  He will be sorely missed by family and friends.

Visitation was held at the Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home in Crane on Friday evening, December 17, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., followed by a Masonic service at 8:00 p.m.  Funeral services were held at the Crane Presbyterian Church on Saturday, December 18 at 1:00, and was interred at Yocum Pond Cemetery, Reeds Spring, following the service, under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.

 

 

 

Obituary-Richard Preston Elder

Richard Preston Elder, Reeds Spring, MO, son of Howard and Judy (Eisenhour) Elder was born February 13, 1969 in Branson, MO and departed this life November 25, 2010, from complications from diabetes, at the age of 41.

Survivors include: his paternal grandparents, Arthur and Truda Reva Elder of Reeds Spring; maternal grandmother, Mary Eisenhour of Reeds Spring; three sisters: Rite Rae (Elder) Hickey of Crane, Maria (Stover) Jones of Rogersville and Melissa (Price) Sheridan of Reeds Spring; three brothers: Rodney Price of Branson, Billy Elder of Reavisville and Michael Elder of Reeds Spring;  two step-mothers, Beverly Vogt of Reeds Spring and Pamela Campbell of Reavisville;  several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 18, 2010, at Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home in Crane.

 

Obituary – Martell H. Mills

Martell H. Mills, Kimberling City, MO, son of Hiram and Mary (Commander) Mills was born September 12, 1923 in Nacogdoches, Texas and departed this life December 10, 2010 in Skaggs Community Hospital, Branson, MO, at the age of 87.

Martell was a retired business owner and had lived in the area the past 20 years coming from Hot Springs, AR.  He was a member of the Kimberling City United Methodist Church.  Martell was a U. S. Army veteran.

Martell was preceded in death by his parents and two step- sons, Tom Morton and Mike Morton.

Survivors include: his wife, Shirley of the home; son, Trent Mills of Houston, TX; daughter, Karen Mills Bischof of The Woodlands, TX; step-son, Jerry Morton of Woodstock, IL; step-daughter, Cindy Rains of Kahoka, MO; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 13, 2010 at the Kimberling City United Methodist Church with Rev. Lynn Dyke officiating.  Burial was in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Kimberling City United Methodist Church.

 

Obituary-Billy Gene Eutsler

Billy Gene Eutsler, Aurora, MO, son of Emmit Gurly and Edna Beautrice (Haley) Eutsler was born August 13, 1937 at Otto Ridge in Stone County, MO and departed this life December 10, 2010, in his home, at the age of 73.

Billy was the oldest of thirteen children. He married Barbara Ann Gold on November 25, 1957. To this union was born two daughters, Pamela Ann Eutsler and Kelista Rena Eutsler. He was a lifelong resident and attended the Crane Assembly of God Church.

In his younger days Billy raised chickens for Lawson and Murray, and turkeys “open range” style in Stone County. During his life he worked for: Aurora MFA Feed Mill, Producers Creamery, Vaisey Bristal Shoe Factory, and Binions Furniture Store. In 1975 he became self-employed as a carpet installer which he did until his health became an issue in January 2010.

Bill loved going fishing and hunting, especially deer and quail, with his family and friends. He never knew a stranger, loved visiting with people, and always looked forward to his next day of work. He loved being with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, telling them about the way it was when he and Bobbie were growing up. To which he heard, “How did you see to eat by a kerosene lamp?”

Billy was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Pamela Ann Eutsler; two brothers, Fenton Dale Eutsler and John Elbert Eutsler; and a great-granddaughter, Francis Maurica Belle.

Survivors include: his wife, Barbara Ann “Bobbi” (Gold) Eutsler of 53 years; daughter, Kelista Rena Essary of Crane, MO; three brothers, Alvin Eutsler of Greenfield, MO, Milford Eutsler of Galena, MO, and Carl Eutsler of Marionville, MO; seven sisters, Furn Vaughan of Washburn, MO, Deloris Phelps of Rogers, AR, Nellie McGill of Lamar, MO, Charlet Sewell of Cassville, MO, Pauletta Banes of Monett, MO, Lorene Beard of Marionville, MO, and Jenean James of Verona, MO; three grandchildren, Brandy Brown, Krystal Belle, and Aaron Brown, all of Crane, MO; six great-grandchildren, Jordan, Makayla, Dalton, Paige, Domanick, and Kaidence; nephew, Roger Eugene Eutsler; and host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 13, 2010 at Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane, MO, with Rev. Bob Allmon officiating. Burial was in IOOF Cemetery, Marionville, MO under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane, MO.

 

Obituary-Oscar Melton

Oscar Melton, Cape Fair, MO, son of G.W. and Nora (Perkins) Melton was born September 22, 1931 in Mitchell County, KS and departed this life December 8, 2010, at the age of 79.

Oscar was united in marriage to Ethelene Ina Bailey on May 31, 1988 and had lived in the area the last 31 years coming from Salina, KS. He was a retired pipe fitter and a U. S. Marine veteran. Oscar was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish and hunt squirrels with his dog Rusty.

Oscar was a member of the Senior Citizens of Cape Fair and Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local 441.

Survivors include: his wife, Ethelene of the home; one son, Dave Melton of St. Joe, Mo; two daughters, Debra Jordan and husband Charles of Deloit, KS and Gloria Krueger and husband, Jerry of Verona, MO; one sister, Mary Estes of Atlanta, GA; one very good friend, Dennis Barber; ten grandchildren; eighteen grand-children; one great-great-grandchild; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services were held Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. at Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home Crane, MO with Joe Wolven officiating.

Visitation was Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to service time at the funeral home.

 

 

Obituary-Dolores Shackelford

Dolores Shackelford, Reeds Spring, MO, daughter of  John and Rosie (Yocum) Dotson was born December 1, 1932 in Reeds Spring , MO and departed this life December 1, 2010, in Ozark Mountain Regional, Crane, MO, at the age of 78.

Dolores was a homemaker, lifelong resident, and attended the Allen Church.

Dolores was preceded by her parents; husband, Kenneth; one brother, Eugene Dotson; and one grandson, Corey Ray Shackelford.

Survivors include: two sons, Calvin Shackelford and wife Sondra of Reeds Spring, and Kenny Shackelford and wife Janine of Cape Fair, MO; two daughters, Arenda Kief and husband Ken of Cassville, Mo, and Joy Rittenhouse of Reeds Spring, MO; three sisters Betty Cole of Reeds Spring, MO, Wanda Staggs of Atkins, AR, and Joyce Patrick of Reeds Spring, MO; ten grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 10:00a.m., Saturday, December 4, 2010 at Allen Church, Galena, MO, with Leroy Hubbard and Denny McCrorey officiating. Burial was in Philibert Cemetery, Kimberling City, MO under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Oxford Hospice.

 

 

Obituary – Joan Edie

Joan Edie, Reeds Spring, MO, daughter of Ray and Eleanora Woodin, was born July 3, 1934, and left our Earth to join her one and only love, Fred, in Heaven, on November 21, 2010 at the age of 76.

Joan was raised on a farm in Iowa and met her husband, Fred, while playing basketball in high school.  Some of the best times they shared together were working the festivals at Silver Dollar City.  Joan’s most precious moments were spent enjoying various activities at her church, sharing special times with her friends and playing with her Yorkshire Terrier, Muffin.  She will forever be remembered for her smile and spunk and by Connie’s college friends for the “Caramel Bar” care packages.

Survivors include: her daughter, Connie Jo Edie-Weidlinger and husband, Anton of San Francisco, CA; sister, Kathy (Katy) Harris and husband, Duane of Red Oak, IA; nephew, Robert Harris; niece, Tammy Sudduth and husband, John and Tammy’s daughters, Jessica and Rachel and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral service was held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, December 3, 2010 at Kimberling City United Methodist Church with Rev. Lynn Dyke officiating.  Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Kimberling City United Methodist Church, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or The Human Society of the Branson Tri-Lakes Area in Reeds Spring.

 

 

Obituary – Harold Lynn Bafford

Harold Lynn Bafford, Kimberling City, MO, son of Albert and Edith (Macrafic) Bafford was born May 4, 1927 in Ramsey, IL and departed this life November 27, 2010, in his home, at the age of 83. Harold was known as Lynn to his family and was born 8th of 10 siblings.

Harold was married to his first wife, Clorice M. (Hudson) of 48 years and the mother of his three children who preceded him in death on May 16, 1999.  He took Clorice and children to Phoenix, AZ in 1961 to raise his family.  After many years of hard work Harold retired in the mid 80’s.  He and Clorice bought a home on Tablerock Lake, to live in the summer months, fishing and enjoying life. 

Harold was united in marriage to Elvira Macrafic on June 30, 2005.  He attended the First Baptist Church in Kimberling City for over 15 years.  Harold was a light hearted man, never knowing a stranger and loved by all who knew him.  He was a devoted father and husband.  Harold had love and respect for God and knew Jesus in his heart.  He had a great affection for children and compassion for those in need. 

Survivors include: his wife, of 5 years and 5 months, Elvira; daughter, Linda Houston and her husband, George with 2 children and 5 grandchildren; son, Curt Bafford and his wife, Suzan with 6 children and 5 grandchildren; daughter, Sandra Howell and husband, Bobby with 1 child and 1 grandchild; brothers, Chet Bafford and Don Bafford; sisters, Bernita Lancaster and Leila Kelly and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, December 3, 2010 at the First Baptist Church in Kimberling City with Paul Greene, Jeff Hardy and Chad Wilt officiating.  Burial was in Philibert Cemetery under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Proclaiming Jesus Ministries, P. O. Box 807, Compton, AR 72624.

Remembering Harold in Psalm 23.  The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.  He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the path of righteousness for His name’s sake.  Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.  Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.  Amen.

We will miss you Harold (Dad).  Love your family.

 

Obituary – Donald “Donnie” Eugene Lewallen

Donald “Donnie” Eugene Lewallen, Reeds Spring, MO, son of Otto and Sylvia (Ayers) Lewallen was born March 16, 1936 in Reeds Spring, MO and departed this life November 23, 2010 at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, MO, at the age of 74.

Donnie was united in marriage to Mae Baker on March 31, 1966.  He was the owner and operator of Lewallen Backhoe and Grading.  Donnie was a lifelong resident of the area.

Donnie was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jimmy Otto Lewallen.

Survivors include: his wife, Mae of the home; seven sons, Terry Parsons and wife, Marilyn of Blue Eye, Lonnie Anderson of Casper, WY, Myron Meeks and Stephanie of Galena, Don Lewallen and Tammy of Cartersville, GA, Johnny Lewallen and Vicki of Cape Fair, Jerry Lewallen and wife, Heather of Springfield and Eddie Lewallen and wife, Crystal of Cape Fair; three daughters, Dedera Bryant and husband, Charles of Calhoun, GA, Trish Lewallen of Branson and Ruth Ellen Baker and husband, Floyd of Reeds Spring; one sister, Roberta Benson and husband, Bill of Reeds Spring; 17 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 27, 2010 at First Christian Church in Kimberling City with Joe Wolven officiating.  Burial was in Yocum Pond Cemetery, Reeds Spring under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

Obituary – Walter A. Bowes

Walter A. Bowes, Lampe, MO, son of Arthur and Marie (Kabella) Bowes was born June 8, 1915 in Crown Point, IN and departed this life November 22, 2010, in Tablerock Healthcare, Kimberling City, MO, at the age of 95.

Walt was a retired mechanic and had lived in the area the past 18 years coming from Fort Wayne, IN.  He was of the Christian faith.

Walt was preceded in death by his parents and brother, John.

Survivors include: one daughter, Barbara Blain and her husband, Stew of Lampe; three grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service was held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 4, 2010 at the First Christian Church in Kimberling City with Jerry Jenkins officiating under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to First Christian Church Care Ministry, 5 Hilltop Dr., Kimberling City, MO 65686.

 

Obituary – Tiffany Michelle Desmarais

Tiffany Michelle Desmarais, Blue Eye, MO, 2 year old, daughter of Corey and Jessica (Horner) Desmarais, entered into Jesus’ hands on November 20, 2010.

Survivors include: her parents, Corey and Jessica of Blue Eye; one brother, Brennan Desmarais of the home; parental grandparents, Joel Desmarais of Newington, CN and Heidi LaFlamme of Cambridge, NY; parental step-grandfather, Larry Paap of Burlington, VT; maternal grandparents, Fred Dentler and Michelle Dentler of Branson; paternal great grandparents, Roger Desmarais, Georgiana LaFlamme and Joe LaFlamme; maternal great grandparents, Carol Pack and Horace “Buzz” Pack; three aunts, Tiffany E. Desmarais, Jennifer Horner and Lisa Horner and a host of other relatives.

A memorial service was held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at Morningside Church, Blue Eye with Gerald Stewart officiating under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary – George Howard Edmonds

George Howard Edmonds, Galena, MO, son of William and Nellie (Farris) Edmonds was born February 11, 1935 in Hutton Valley, MO and departed this life November 22, 2010, in his home, at the age of 75.

George was united in marriage to Shelley Taylor on June 15, 1991 and they had made their home in the area the past 18 years coming from Prescott Valley, AZ.  He was a retired truck driver and a U. S. Army veteran.

Survivors include: his wife, Shelley of the home; three sons, George Thomas Edmonds and wife, Chardelle of Kearns, UT, Michael Edmonds and wife, Gloria of Corona, CA and George Howard Edmonds, Jr. and wife, Barbara of Marionville, MO; one daughter, Georganne Edmonds of Aurora; two brothers, Roy Edmonds and wife, Janet of Seattle, WA and Jesse Edmonds; two sisters, Margaret Edmonds of  Kansas and Mary Jackson of Boise, ID; 10 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

No services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

 

Obituary – James C. Rodgers

James C. Rodgers, Blue Eye, MO, son of James and Vera (Warren) Rodgers was born April 6, 1931 in Tolu, KY and departed this life November 20, 2010 in Skaggs Community Hospital, Branson, MO, at the age of 79.

Jim was united in marriage to Lydia Stevens on May 2, 1980.  He was a retired minister having served in the ministry field for over 23 years.  Jim was a U. S. Air Force veteran.

Survivors include: his wife, Lydia; two sons, James Denzil Rodgers of Gilbertville, IA and James Brian Rodgers of Idaho City, ID; one brother, Eddie Glen Rodgers of Kankakee, IL; one sister, Murlene Gean Tinsley of Rosiclare, IL; 9 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at the Kimberling City United Methodist Church with Rev. Lynn Dyke officiating under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Kimberling City United Methodist Church.

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Larry Dean Lannin

Larry Dean Lannin, 76, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, of Reeds Spring, Missouri and formerly of Elmwood, Nebraska, passed away Friday, November 19, 2010 in Kimberling City, MO.  Larry was born on November 14, 1934 in North Platte, Nebraska to Harry and Catherine LaDean (Nickel) Lannin.

Larry grew up on a farm in rural Murdock, NE and was united in marriage to Beverly Stolz on May 1, 1954 in Elmwood, NE.  Larry and Bev lived and raised their family in Elmwood until their retirement in 1997.  Larry’s love of boating took them to Table Rock Lake in Missouri to enjoy their retirement years.  Larry was employed with American Stores in Lincoln for 25 years, an electrician, his sons Boy Scout leader and his daughters softball coach.  He served on the Elmwood town board and was very active in the community.  Larry loved to travel, always taking the family on vacations across the United States from the back of a camper and a boat in tow.

Larry is survived by his wife of 56 years, Beverly, of Reeds Spring, sons David (Carolyn) Lannin, Memphis, TN, Douglas (Pamela) Lannin, Lincoln, NE, Ronald (Sherry) Lannin, Hickman, NE; daughters, Kathi (Dean) Johnson, Lori (Joel) Kruse, Valparaiso, NE; grandchildren, Amy (Adam) Kalbasz, Justin (Nicole) Hauschild, Jill (Marty) Geschke, Ryan (Callie) Diltz, Kelsi Diltz, Amber, Zach, Ashly, Matthew Lannin, all Lincoln, NE, Alysha and Caitlyn Johnson, Alex Kruse, Valparaiso, NE, Callie, Elizabeth Lannin, Memphis, TN; great grandchildren, Hunter and Lily Kalbasz, Landon and Jackson Hauschild, Carter Geschke all of Lincoln, NE; brothers; Gordon (Karen) Lannin, Murdock, NE Robert Lannin, Odessa, MO and Dale (Velora) Lannin, Lincoln, NE;sisters in law; Martha Ann (Keith) Bornemeier, Sherry (Wayne) Stubbendeck, Elmwood, NE; many nieces and nephews.

Larry was proceeded in death by parents, Harry and Ladean and a granddaughter, Mandy Diltz.

Funeral services were held on November 22, 2010, 11:00 a.m. in Kimberling City United Methodist Church with Pastor Lynn Dyke officiating.  In Elmwood, Nebraska services were held November 24, 2010 in Hammons Family Funeral Service with Larry Hammons officiating.  Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery.  Arrangements were under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes and Hammons Family Funeral Service.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Kimberling City United Methodist Church.

 

 

Obituary – L. Joe Daugherty

Lonnie Joe Daugherty, Clever, MO, son of Everett and Beulah (Carr) Daugherty was born March 5, 1949 in Stone County, MO and departed this life November  15, 2010, at the age of 61.

Joe graduated from Galena High School in 1967.  He was a farmer and a lifelong resident of the area.   Joe retired from the Federal Medical Center after 26 years and worked 10 years at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, in the Pain Center. He was a U. S. Air Force veteran. Joe was a member of Hurley Church of God.  He was a very caring person and enjoyed helping people.  The light of his life was his wife and he loved his granddaughters very much.

Survivors include: his wife, Theresa; one son, Chris and wife, Nicki of Clever; one sister, Linda Reed and husband, Harold of Crane; three granddaughters, Emily, Ashley and Eliza and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, November 19, 2010 at Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane with Herbert Ward officiating.  Burial, with full military honors, was in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Clever under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

 

 

 

Obituary – Donald “Red” Creel

Donald “ Red” Creel, Cape Fair, MO, son of Walter and Frances (Barth) Creel was born November 23, 1927 in St. Louis, MO and departed this life November 8, 2010, in his home, at the age of 82.

Red was united in marriage to Helen Robinson on January 14, 1950 and they had made their home in the area the past 22 years coming from St. Louis, MO.  He had worked for Anheuser-Busch until retiring on April 16, 1988.  Red was a U. S. Navy veteran.  He was a member of the Cape Fair Eagles 4278 and a member of the VFW Post 4593.

Red was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Robert.

Survivors include: his wife, Helen, of 60 plus years, of the home; two brothers, Walter L. Creel and wife, Nancy of Sun City West, AZ and Clyde W. Creel and wife, Verna of St. Louis, MO and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service was held at 4:00 p.m., Friday, November 12, 2010 at the Cape Fair Eagles Lodge.  Cremation was under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane, MO.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to the Tri-Lakes Animal Shelter, 102 Washboard Hollow Road, Reeds Spring, MO 65737 or Cape Fair F.O.E., 8089 W. State Highway 76, Cape Fair, MO. 65624.

 

 

Obituary – Jeanne Anne Williams

Jeanne Anne Williams, Cape Fair, MO, daughter of Harold and Jewell (Wilson) Meyer was born May 21, 1945 in Stanford, CT and departed this life November 4, 2010, in her home, at the age of 65.

Jeanne was a homemaker and had lived in the area since 1981 coming from Calaveras County, CA.

Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents and infant daughter, Rachel Ruth Coolidge.

Survivors include: her husband, George Williams of the home; two sons, Anthony Michael Diven and wife, Jodie of Branson, MO and M Christian Diven and wife, Tracy of Sacramento, CA; one daughter, Felicia Ariann Branstetter and husband, Tony of Cape Fair, MO; one brother, James Meyer of Salt Lake City, UT; three sisters, June Stewart of Salt Lake City, UT, Dee Street of Sun Valley, ID and Ruth Boulton of Cape Fair, MO; 10 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service was held at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at Edgewater Community Church in Cape Fair.  Cremation was under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

  

 

Obituary – Joseph Boyd Davis

Joseph Boyd Davis, Kimberling City, MO, son of Joseph and Bertha (Dean) Davis was born January 10, 1925 in Edgerton, KS and departed this life November 6, 2010, in his home, at the age of 85.

Joe was united in marriage to Irene Allen on July 2, 1949 and they had made their home in the area the past 18 years coming from Olathe, KS.  He was a member of The First Baptist Church in Kimberling City and sang in the church choir.  Joe loved music and was a lifelong member of the Barbershop Music in America.  After retirement, Joe developed a new passion as he worked the next 17 years picking up and delivering show tickets in the Branson area.  He had served as a board member at the Senior Center and was an avid golfer.  Joe served in the U. S. Navy and received the World War II Victory Medal, American Area Campaign Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Doris Hunzicker.

Survivors include: his wife, Irene of the home; two sons, Rodney J. Davis of Portland, OR and Philip A. Davis and wife, Shirley of Kimberling City; one daughter, Deborah Markowitz and husband, Stan of Omaha, NE; 10 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial celebration was held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 13, 2010 at The First Baptist Church in Kimberling City with Pastor Jeff Hardy officiating.  Burial was at 11:00 a.m., Monday at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The First Baptist Church Music Ministry.

 

 

Obituary – Paul Steven Doerhoff

Paul Steven Doerhoff, Kimberling City, MO, son of Casper and Pauline (Vogt) Doerhoff was born May 16, 1943 in St. Charles, MO and departed this life November 3, 2010, in Tablerock Healthcare, at the age of 67.

Paul was a retired maintenance engineer and had lived in the area the past 15 years coming from St. Charles.  He enjoyed playing golf and watching sports, especially baseball, football and NASCAR racing.  One of his favorite hobbies was building miniature doll houses for family members.  Paul was a member of Our Lady of the Cove Catholic Church.

Survivors include: his wife, Cherlyn of the home; two sons, Paul Steven Doerhoff, Jr. and wife, Sandy of Green Forest, AR and James William Doerhoff of St. Charles, MO; one daughter, Stacy Daniel and husband, Jeff of Branson West; three brothers, Roger Doerhoff of St. Charles, MO, Ralph Doerhoff of  FL and James Doerhoff of St. Charles, MO; two sisters, Paulette Doerhoff of Moscow Mills, MO and Joesette Doerhoff of St. Charles, MO; 11grandchildren, Stephane, Michael, Nicholas, Christopher, Annie, Bubba, Josh, Makenna, Erin, Brittany and Morgan; 4 great grandchildren, Levi, Landin, Isabella and Rae Lynne and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 6, 2010 at Our Lady of the Cove Catholic Church, Kimberling City with Father Joseph Liem officiating under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Evelyn Ella Berner

Evelyn Ella Berner, Galena, MO, daughter of Carrol and Delpha (Gant) McElyea was born June 5, 1919 in Royalton, IL and departed this life November 2, 2010, in her home, at the age of 91.

Evelyn was united in marriage to Paul Berner on March 26, 1938 and they had made their home in the area the past 14 years.  Before moving to the area, Paul and Evelyn were missionaries, traveling in their motor home, to serve in different areas.  She was a member of the Cedar Ridge Baptist Church and a member of Campers on Missions.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents and one grandchild.

Survivors include: her husband, Paul of the home; two sons, Gerald Berner and wife, Beverly of New Jersey and Richard Berner and wife, Kathie of Florida; two daughters, Audine Bouehm and husband, Robert of Missouri and Deborah Muller and husband, Andy of Illinois; one sister, Norma Goscinski and husband, Al of Illinois; 8 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 6, 2010 at Cedar Ridge Baptist Church, Galena with Pastor Mike Keeter officiating under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Cedar Ridge Baptist Church-Lottie Moon Missions, 742 Buttermilk Springs Road, Galena, MO 65656.

 

 

 

 

Obituary – James Lewis Davis

James Lewis Davis, Cape Fair, MO, son of James Orbie and Bertha (Blair) Davis was born June 7, 1925 in Galena, MO and departed this life October 31, 2010 in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, MO, at the age of 85.

Lewis was a lifelong resident of the area. He enjoyed farming and working with his cattle.  He was a U. S. Army veteran having served in the Korean War.  Lewis had been a very devoted member of the Cape Fair Church of Christ for over 30 years. 

Lewis was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Herman Davis and four sisters, Pearl Stephens, Nell Parton, Mary Durham and Rosalee Chapman.

Survivors include: one brother, John Davis of Red Bluff, CA; one sister, Donna Allhands of Springfield, MO and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, November 4, 2010 at Cape Fair Church of Christ with John Arnold officiating.  Burial was in Yocum Pond Cemetery in Reeds Spring, with full military honors, under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

 

Obituary – Larry Lee Griese

Larry Lee Griese, Cape Fair, MO, son of Ervin and Clara (Senn) Griese was born December 12, 1944 in Melvin, IA and departed this life October 29, 2010, in his home, at the age of 65.

Larry was a graduate of Melvin High School.  He attended DeVry University as a mechanical engineering student.  Larry worked in ramp service and as an aircraft mechanic for TWA from 1966-2002.  From 2002 to his retirement in 2010, he worked for American Airlines as a Fleet Service Clerk.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Raymond.

Survivors include: his wife, Janie of the home; six sons, James of Aurora, IL, Steve and wife, Tami of Lexington, MO, Jack of Libertyville, IL; Kevin and wife, Tammy of West Plains, MO, Chris and wife, Maria of Leavenworth, KS and Shaun and wife, Courtney of St. Charles, MO; one daughter, Lissette Rath and husband, Dave of Mesa, AZ; three brothers, Lyle and wife, Lucy of Highlands, TX, Lynn and wife, Susanna of Hartley, IA and Scott of Sanborn, IA;  two sisters, Carol Jensen and husband, Keith of Blue Eye, MO and Marilyn Grunow and husband, Ken of Pomme de Terre, MO; sister-in-law, Shirley of Jonesboro, AR; 17 grandchildren; one great granddaughter and a host of other relatives and friends.

Larry will best be remembered as a loving family man and friend by those who were blessed to have him in their life.

A memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at Edgewater Community Church, Cape Fair, MO under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

Obituary – Elizabeth “Betty” Scharf

Elizabeth “Betty” Scharf, Kimberling City, MO, daughter of Carl and Dorthea (Trieberth) Ermisch was born August 4, 1910 in Europe and departed this life October 24, 2010 in Tablerock Healthcare, at the age of 100.

Betty had lived in the area the past six years coming from Port Charlotte, FL.  She was a retired secretary for American Can Company.  Betty was of the Lutheran faith.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jakob; daughter, Barbara Ann and brothers, Nicholas and Karl John.

Survivors include: nephew, Charles Ermisch and wife, Sharon; nieces, Marilynn Mathis, Jeannine Brock and Carolyn Greene and husband, Tom; 5 great nieces; 2 great nephews; 12 great- great nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

No services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

 

  

Obituary – Margie Von Frieze

Margie Von Frieze, Cape Fair, MO, daughter of Charles and Francis (Tennis) Overcash was born June 6, 1936 in Kansas City, KS and departed this life October 24, 2010 in Ozark Mountain Regional Healthcare, Crane, MO, at the age of 74.

Margie was a homemaker and had lived in Cape Fair the past 39 years coming from Nixa.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cape Fair.  Margie had been involved in the 4H and had served as a 4H leader.

Margie was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, John.

Survivors include: two sons, John Frieze and wife, Carol of Cape Fair and Jeff Frieze of Branson; two daughters, Vonda Frieze of Crane and Karen Wallin and husband, Robbie of Mansfield; three grandchildren, Richard, Lisa and John Walter and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane with Pastor Scott Buckner officiating.  Burial was in Cape Fair Cemetery under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to the American Heart Association.

 

 

 

Obituary – Gary Robert Anderson

Gary Robert Anderson, Galena, MO, son of Lester and Hilma (Saari) Anderson was born September 27, 1951 in Stambaugh, MI and departed this life October 21, 2010, at his home, at the age of 59.

Gary was united in marriage to Joanne Douglas on July 19, 1980 and they had made their home in the area the past 7 years coming from Grayslake, IL.  He had worked as an engineer for Schweitzer Manufacturing Company.  Gary was a member of the Missouri Master Gardeners and the Stone County Fire Protection District Auxiliary.

Survivors include: his wife, Joanne of the home; one brother, Earl Sande of Madison, WI; two sisters, Elaine Kumkowski of Downers Grove, IL and Sandra Greig of Iron River, MI and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at Stumpff Chapel-South, Kimberling City with Jerry Jenkins officiating.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to the Tri-Lakes Humane Society.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Shawn Parrish Walker

Shawn Parrish Walker, age 39, of McKinney, Texas passed away October 23, 2010, at his home.  He was born June 23, 1971, in Springfield, Missouri to Perry William and Patricia Sue (Wolfe) Walker.  Shawn owned and operated S W Pools located in McKinney and Frisco, Texas.

Survivors include: his children, Amanda Walker of Mabank, Texas, Emily Walker and Jacob Walker both of Frisco, Texas; father, Perry W. Walker and his wife, Sandra of Dunlap, Illinois; mother, Patricia “Patty” Walker of Springfield, Missouri; sisters, Coleen Fritz and husband, David of Warrensburg, Missouri, Kelley Steger and husband, Marty of Pekin, Illinois and Nicole Hirsch and husband, Mike of Peoria, Illinois and grandparents, Ray and Lola Wolfe of Ozark, Missouri.

Shawn was preceded in death by his brother, Perry Anthony Walker and grandmother, Lydia Letsch.

A graveside service was held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, October 28, 2010 at Galena Cemetery, Galena, Missouri under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane, Missouri.

 

 

 

Obituary – Florence Agnes Stults

Florence Agnes Stults, Reeds Spring, MO, daughter of Charlie and Agnes (Nelson) Keller was born January 6, 1922 in Plains, KS and departed this life October 20, 2010 in Ozark Mountain Regional Healthcare, Crane, MO, at the age of 88.

Florence was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of the area.  She was a member of Keystone Baptist Church and the Golden Heirs.

Florence was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Fred; four brothers, Eugene, Virgil, Henry and George; daughter-in-law, Joyce Stults and one great-great grandson.

Survivors include: three sons, Charles Stults and wife, Jo Ellen of Verona, Troy Stults of Springfield and David Stults and wife, Nina of Clever; two sisters, Beverly Austin of Galena, MO and Francis Staigar of Gaithersburg, MD; special niece, Mary Baker of Crane; 8 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 6 step-great grandchildren; 2 step-great great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 23, 2010 at Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane with Joe Wolven officiating.  Burial was in Eisenhour Cemetery, Reeds Spring under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

 

Obituary - Tammy Lynn Whitworth 

Tammy Lynn Whitworth, Branson West, MO, daughter of John and Kris (Byork) Teal was born June 17, 1971 in Lynwood, CA and departed this life October 19, 2010, at the age of 39.

Tammy had lived in the area since 1993 coming from Chino Hills, CA.  She was a member of Woodland Hills Church.  Tammy was a Christian, read her Bible faithfully and loved the Lord. 

On January 10, 1998, Tammy married her best friend and the love of her life, Lil Larry.  Larry will treasure many fond memories forever.

Tammy was a very compassionate and caring person.  She was very devoted to her family and took care of everyone and everything.

Tammy worked for Family Services in Galena for the past six years as a caseworker.  She was a dedicated employee and enjoyed working with people.

Tammy was a very special daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, co-worker and friend.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include: her parents, John and Kris Teal of Marble Falls, TX; husband, Larry Whitworth, Jr. of the home; three sons, Daniel Cutbirth of Prudy, MO, Justin Drabek and Cody Price both of the home; two daughters, Leah Whitworth and Danielle Whitworth both of the home; one brother, Sean Drabek of Wildomar, CA; two sisters, Mindy Collins of Cottonwood Shores, TX and Dede Landeros of Marble Falls, TX; paternal grandmother, Pat Teal of San Pedro, CA; two grandchildren, MacKenzy Cutbirth and Dyson Cutbirth and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, October 24, 2010 at the First Christian Church in Kimberling City with Ted Cunningham officiating under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.  Final disposition was cremation under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has be setup at Table Rock Community Bank, P. O. Box 1090, Kimberling City, MO 65686.

 

  

Obituary – Sharon R. Simmons

Sharon R. Simmons, Springfield, MO, daughter of Lewis and Eva (Vandervort) Heinze was born November 14, 1938 in West Salem, WI and departed this life October 18, 2010, in her home, at the age of 71.

Sharon was a homemaker and of the Presbyterian faith.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Royce.

Survivors include: one daughter, Elizabeth Powell and husband, Andy of Springfield; three sisters, Jane Hesselberg of Bangor, WI, Donna Perterson of Rosendale, WI and Vergean Fischer of Manitowoc, WI; 2 grandchildren, Ryan Powell and Meghann Vincent; one great-grandson, Carter Powell and a host of other relatives and friends.

Graveside services were held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, October 22, 2010 at Pinecrest Cemetery in Kimberling City under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Palliative Care.

 

 

 

Obituary – Rosemary “Billie” Davidson

Rosemary “Billie” Davidson, Crane, MO, daughter of Jim and Audie (Scott) Benham was born May 25, 1922 in Galena, MO and departed this life October 17, 2010, in Christian Healthcare Center, Republic, MO, at the age of 88.

Billie was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of the area.  She was of the Christian faith.

Billie was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Wilson E. Davidson, whom she was married to for over 50 years.

Survivors include: two daughters, Alice Gilmore and husband, Jim of Las Vegas, NV and Sherryl Hair and husband, Jim of Billings, MO; four sons, Joe Davidson and wife, Suzanne of San Pedro, CA, Terry Davidson and wife, JoEllen of Flippin, AR, David Davidson and wife, Debra of Carl Junction, MO and Dennis Davidson of Crane, MO; one brother, J. D. Benham of Oklahoma City, OK and one sister, Ethel Bolin of Mt. Vernon, MO.  Billie loved kids more than anything on this earth and leaves grandchildren, Mark and Tana Gilmore, Michael Davidson, Tab and Chris Davidson, Tony Hair and Sarah Gray, Bradley and BriAnna Davidson, Bryan and Brent, Dawn and Scott Davidson; 18 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and other family members and friends who valued her for the special person she was.

A celebration of life was held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 21, 2010 at Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane with Randall and Brenda Moody officiating.  Burial was in Crane Community Cemetery under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

 

 

Obituary – Kenny Kyle Grissom

Kenny Kyle Grissom, Galena, MO, son of Herbert and Ada (Perry) Grissom was born November 9, 1940 in Kingsport, TN and departed this life October 17, 2010, in his home, at the age of 69.

Survivors include: two sons, Kenny Grissom, Jr. and Jimmy Grissom both of CA; one daughter, Shelly Grissom of FL; 6 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

No services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

 

 

Obituary – Ira Wilbur Tillman

Ira Wilbur Tillman, Galena, MO, son of Frank and Myrtle Tillman was born June 18, 1923 near Conway, MO and departed this life, October 17, 2010, in his home at the age of 87.

Mr. Will was converted in 1937 at Happy Home Presbyterian Church.  He had informed his family; he had everything taken care of and was ready to go home to be with the Lord.

Mr. Will was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Delores Ann at the age of 6 weeks and two brothers, Clovis and Freeman.

Survivors include: his wife, Geri; six sons, Richard Tillman and wife, Shirley of Kimberling City, Michael Tillman and wife, Brenda of Grand Prairie, Texas, Jerry Dean Tillman of Springfield; A. W. Tillman and wife, Karen of Porter, Texas, James Tillman and wife, Mary of Springfield and Charles Tillman of  Springfield; three daughters, Myrtle Lemaster and husband, Bobby of Springfield, twin daughters, Wilma Trantham and husband, Jimmy of Springfield and Willa Goodman and husband, Bobby of Springfield; one step-son, Dwayne Riddle and wife, Ronda of Stockton, CA; two step-daughters, Debbie Riddle of Lovington, New Mexico and Betty Calahan of Galena; 24 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane with  J. W. Oneal and David Berryhill officiating.  Burial was in Maple Park Cemetery, Springfield under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

 

 

Obituary – Dennis Blair Haygood

Dennis Blair Haygood, Galena, MO, was born September 7, 1943 in Anchorage, AK and departed this life October 14, 2010 at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, MO, at the age of 67.

Dennis had lived in the area since 1980 coming from Jurupa, CA. He was a captain for Ride the Ducks. Dennis loved working for Ride the Ducks and especially enjoyed visiting with the many tourists he met. He played Santa for a number of Christmas events and enjoyed helping people in the community.  Dennis was of the Baptist faith.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Judith.

Survivors include two sons, William Paul Meredith of Riverside, CA and Mark Mead Meredith of Englewood, FL; one daughter, Lori Gomez of Crane, MO; one brother, Gary Haygood of Kilgore, TX; five grandchildren, Crysta Gomez, Jason Gomez, Karrsa Kieso, Montanna Meredith and Sienna Meredith; one great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Kieso and a host of other relatives and friends.

No services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Lloyd W. Scherlin

Lloyd W. Scherlin, Kimberling City, MO, passed away October 14, 2010, in his home, at the age of 80.

Lloyd was born April 9, 1930 on the family farm near Bloomfield, Nebraska.  At the age of 4 his family moved to Omaha, Nebraska, where he began school at Central of Omaha.  Shortly thereafter, the family moved to Des Moines, Iowa where Lloyd graduated from North High School in 1948.  After graduation he worked general construction and farming jobs until being drafted into the United States Army in 1951.  Lloyd served in an artillery unit in Korea and was honorably discharged in 1953.  In 1957 he married Marlys Mally and to this union three children were born.  Lloyd received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University in 1959.  After graduation he was employed by the Iowa Department of Transportation from 1959-1964.  He then served as O’Brien County Engineer in Primghar, Iowa for 30 years, retiring in 1995.  During those years he also owned and operated Scherlin Land Surveying and performed property surveys throughout Northwest Iowa.  In 1997 he married Sandy Salzkorn.  After relocating to Missouri, he worked for Herschend Family Entertainment from 2003-2009.

Lloyd loved the outdoors – surveying, piloting his airplane, playing golf, boating, bicycling, snowmobiling and hiking.  He enjoyed meeting people, loved to work in his yard and he loved his pets.

Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents, Alphonse and Jennie Bryce Scherlin and his sister, Wilma.

Survivors include: his wife, Sandy of Kimberling City; daughter, Linda Miller of Cape Girardeau, Missouri; son, John Scherlin and wife, Jenifer of Casper, Wyoming; daughter, Lori McDonald of Jamestown, California; step-daughter, Brooke Fiddelke and husband, Aaron of Primghar, Iowa; step-son, Heath Salzkorn of Glendale, Arizona; 11 grandchildren, Adam Miller, Carissa Miller, Samantha Scherlin, Michael Scherlin, Trevor Scherlin, David Duarte, John Duarte, Mary McDonald, Claire McDonald, Mikayla Fiddelke and Trevor Fiddelke and many, many friends.

A memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 18, 2010 at Stumpff Chapel-South, Kimberling City, Missouri with Ralph White officiating.  Inurnment was at 1:00 p.m. at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Seasons Hospice.

 

 

 

Obituary – Shirley Jean Vernon

Shirley Jean Vernon, Reeds Spring, MO, daughter of Lloyd and Blanche (McFall) Ikerd was born November 2, 1936 in Conway, MO and departed this life October 13, 2010, in her daughter’s home, at the age of 73.

Shirley was a lifelong resident of the area.  She owned and operated Vernon Insurance Agency in Branson West for several years.  Shirley was a member of First Christian Church in Kimberling City.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Jack.

Survivors include: one son, Gary Vernon of Nashville, TN; two daughters, Polly Stone and husband, Bill of Reeds Spring and Suzanne Vernon of Kimberling City; one sister, Virginia Anderson of Springfield; seven grandchildren, Jessica Vernon, Talitha Moak, Rhianna Vernon, Jacklyn Stone, Cassidy Stone, Isaiah Bauer and Jacob Bauer; two great grandchildren, Tennessee Moak and Greer Moak and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 16, 2010 at First Christian Church, Kimberling City with Jerry Jenkins officiating.  Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Branson under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

Obituary – Barbara J. Ellis

Barbara J. Ellis, Crane, MO, daughter of Ralph and Della (Meadows) Eaton was born July 10, 1942 in Stone County, MO and departed this life October 10, 2010 in Ozark Mountain Regional Healthcare Center, Crane, MO, at the age of 68.

Barbara was a retired secretary and a lifelong resident of the area.  She was united in marriage to Ronald Ellis on April 10, 2009.  Barbara loved sewing and enjoyed arts and crafts.  She belonged to a number of local sewing and quilting clubs.  Barbara made homemade crafts for family and friends throughout the year, especially at Christmas.

Barbara was preceded in death by her father, Ralph Eaton; maternal grandparents, Henry and Elsie Meadows and paternal grandparents, William and Martha Eaton.

Survivors include: her husband, Ronald Ellis of the home; mother, Della Eaton of Republic; one son, Vince Williams and wife, Karla of Crane; daughter, Lesa King of Crane; three sisters, Betty Mills, Brenda Williams and Beryl Griffin; four grandchildren, Ashton Williams, Amber Williams, Aaron Williams and Williams (Will) King and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane with Wayne Blades officiating.  Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Crane under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

 

 

Obituary – Zelma Bowling

Zelma Bowling, Ozark, MO, daughter of James and Era (Starks) Foster was born March 25, 1930 in Galena, MO and departed this life October 9, 2010 in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, MO, at the age of 80.

Zelma had lived in the area since 1999 coming from Stuttgart, AR.  She was a retired department manager for Wal-Mart where she had worked for 18 years.  Zelma was a member of the Southside Church of Christ in Ozark.

Zelma was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Robert Bowling on August 25, 1999.

Survivors include: two sons, Ronnie Bowling and wife, Debbie of Stuttgart, AR and Dallas Bowling and wife, Mary of Harrison, AR; two daughters, Fonda Logsdon and husband, Jon of Stuttgart, AR and Deanna Clayton and husband, Dave of Springfield, MO; twin sister, Thelma Roetto of Monett, MO; sisters, Viola Ash and husband, Hansford of Cassville, MO and Pearl Graves of Modesto, CA; grandchildren, Shauna James of Little Rock, AR, Jon Robert Logsdon of TN, Catrina Avery and husband, Pete of Brighton, MO, Clint Clayton and wife, Sarah of Springfield, MO, Savannah McGarrah and husband, Elijah of Harrison, AR, Kyle Bowling of Harrison, AR and Trent Bowling of Stuttgart, AR; great-grandchildren, Meagan and Shannon Finley of Malvern, AR, Kaylee Logsdon of Stuttgart, AR, Rebekah and Nathaniel Irby of Springfield, MO, Trystan and Adalyn Grace Clayton of Springfield, MO and Alexa and Kaitlynn McGarrah of Harrison, AR; great-great-grandchild, Athalia Shay Gerlach; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane with Tony Hamilton officiating.  Burial was in Crane Community Cemetery under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.

 

 

Obituary – Rita Jane Crabb

Rita Jane Crabb, Crane, MO, daughter of Billy and Bonnie (Howard) Andrus was born July 23, 1957 in Springfield, MO and departed this life October 1, 2010, in her home, at the age of 53.

Rita was a truck driver and had lived in Crane the past 2 months moving from Marionville.  She was a member of Cave Springs Pentecostal Church.

Rita was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Francis Marie Andrus; daughter, Jeannie Marie Crabb; son, Jeffrey Allen Crabb and grandson, Christopher Tucker.

Survivors include: her husband of 37 years, James A. Crabb of Crane; one daughter, Becky Crabb of Crane; four sons, Jason Crabb of Granby, Mark Crabb of Joplin, Bobby Crabb of Marionville and Larry Crabb of Marionville; one step-son, Jimmy Terry of Wentworth; one sister, Leta Thornton of Monett; three brothers, Stan Andrus of Wheelerville, John Andrus of Monett and Richard Thomas of Monett;  six step-sisters, Sue, Roxie, Donna, Sherry, Maxine and Irene; one step-brother,Bro; 23 grandchildren and still growing and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane with Leon Hughes officiating.  Burial was in Crane Community Cemetery under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Benton Vernon Stricklin

Benton Vernon Stricklin, Kimberling City, MO son of Vernon and Mildred (Good) Stricklin was born on July 21, 1947 in Prague, OK.

Benton departed this earthly home surrounded by his family, to be with his Heavenly Father, on October 1, 2010.  We know he is now rejoicing in a reunited fellowship with his father, Vernon Stricklin; grandparents, Luther and Grace Stricklin and Lloyd and Faye Good, as well as other family members in the body of Christ.

Benton had lived in the area the past 9 years coming from Lakewood, CO.  He was a U. S. Army veteran having received the Vietnam service medal with 2 stars, bronze star medal and Vietnam campaign medal. 

Survivors include: his loving wife of 31 years, Nancy Stricklin of the home; children, Debbie and Lyn Lewis of Ozark, Michelle Richardson of Springfield, John and Pat Richardson of Belton, Becky and Tom Bonner of Springfield and Cathy and Joe Grimes of Reeds Spring; 9 grandchildren, Mandy, Matt, Mitchell, Jacob, Joseph, Melissa, Kelsey, Matthew and Jessica; 4 great-grandchildren, Natalie, Dillon, Zoe and Julian; mother, Mildred Stricklin of Prague, OK; brothers, Joe Stricklin and wife, Nancy of Prague, OK and Randy Stricklin and wife, Mary  of Prague, OK and extended family and friends.

Benton, in his own words, has lived a life with an abiding faith in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.  He fully believed that when he died he would be with Jesus in Heaven and the material things of this world will be of no further use to him.  He believed he had been blessed in this life.  He tried to be faithful in his stewardship of God’s blessings and in sharing with friends, relatives and the needy.  He tried to live his life in a manner that pleased God.  He will be dearly missed by his friends and family.  However, we await the day we will be reunited with him in God’s presence.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 4, 2010 at the First Baptist Church in Lampe with Dennis Reynolds officiating under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.  Final disposition was cremation, following the service, with burial in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens  in Springfield.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Lottie Moon Mission, % First Baptist Church, Lampe or the American Cancer Society.

 

 

 

Obituary – John Franklin Horn

John Franklin Horn, Lampe, MO, son of Marion and Della (Dunnigan) Horn was born July 24, 1931 in Cassville, MO and departed this life September 26, 2010 in Golden Living Center, Branson, MO, at the age of 79.

John was a retired truck driver and had lived in the area since 1960 coming from Canyonville, OR.  In his free time, John enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He loved his family dearly and cherished spending time with them.

John was preceded in death by his parents; one infant great-granddaughter and five sisters.

Survivors include: his wife, Dortha of the home; five sons, Lavelt Horn and wife, Patty of Lampe, MO, Michael Horn of Bend, OR, Buddy Horn and wife, Dorothy of Lampe, MO, David Horn and wife, Jenny of Golden, MO and J. L. Horn and wife, Bridget of Berryville, AR; one sister, Eunice Goodwin of Oroville, CA; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 1 step-grandchild; 5 step-great grandchildren; 4 step-great-great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

A graveside service was held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 30, 2010 at Blue Eye Cemetery with Pastor Roger Ely officiating under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to the Ronald McDonald House.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Doris Marie Hughes

Doris Marie Hughes, Lampe, MO, daughter of Carl and Eva (Listy) Bocklund was born November 5, 1923 in DeKalb, IL and departed this life September 22, 2010, in Point Lookout Nursing and Rehab Center, Hollister, MO, at the age of 86.

Doris was united in marriage to Merle Hughes on July 3, 1948 and they had made their home in the area the past 33 years coming from DeKalb, IL.  She was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents; one brother and three sisters.

Survivors include: her husband, Merle of the home; two sons, Richard Hughes and wife, Laura of Clinton, AR and Keith Hughes of Lampe, MO; three brothers, Sonny Bocklund of Rochelle, IL, Carl Bocklund and wife, June of Courtland, IL and Bobby Bocklund and wife, Edie of Monroe, WI; two sisters, Betty Bernahl of Courtland, IL and Beverly Morrison of Chatsworth, CA; 5 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in DeKalb, IL. A memorial service will be held locally at a later date.

 

 

 

Obituary – Harold L. Baumgart

Harold L. Baumgart, Branson, MO, son of August and Emma (Schawitzer) Baumgart was born June 3, 1916 in Rochester, WI and departed this life September 22, 2010, in his home, at the age of 94.

Harold was a retired farmer and had lived in the area the past 5 years coming from Waterford, WI.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Mukwonago, WI.  Harold also was a member of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Kimberling City.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jeanette; four brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include: one step- daughter, Judie Sommer and husband, Roger of Kimberling City; one brother, Warren Baumgart and wife, Ruth of Milwaukee, WI; sister-in-law, LaVeren Mair and husband, Harold of Eagle, WI and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 26, 2010 at the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Kimberling City with Pastor Richard Futrell officiating under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Junior Diabetes Foundation.

The staff and residences of The Oaks, Hospice Compassus and St. John’s In Home meant a lot to Harold.

 

 

 

Obituary – Shana Rene Hight

Shana Rene Hight, Virginia Beach, VA, daughter of Jeffrey Hight and Alison Holmes, was born September 10, 1986 in Springfield, MO, and departed this life September 13, 2010, in her home, at the age of 24.

Shana was a homemaker and had lived in Virginia Beach the past two years moving from Charleston, SC.  She was of the Baptist faith.

Shana was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Sandra Hight.

Survivors include: her father, Jeffrey Hight and wife, Bethany of Traverse City, MI; her mother, Alison Holmes of Republic, MO; husband, Scott Dunn of Virginia Beach, VA; sister, Monica Marshall of Republic, MO; maternal grandparents, Jay and Carol Holmes of Crane, MO; paternal grandfather, Donald Hight and wife, Carolyn of Carthage, MO; two half sisters, Melanie Hight and Ashley Hight both of Traverse City, MI and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 25, 2010 at Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane, MO with Rev. Jim Jones officiating.  Burial was in Maple Park Cemetery, Aurora, MO under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Andrea Dawn Standlee

Andrea Dawn Standlee, Blue Eye, MO, was born January 19, 1992 in Springfield, MO to Gregory Dale and Amy Diane (Settles) Standlee.  She went home to be with her Lord on September 14, 2010.

Andrea attended Blue Eye School, where with hard work; she excelled and graduated with honors on May 22, 2010.  She loved learning, swimming and especially working with children.  Andrea was attending Ozark Technical College at the Branson Campus, where she was pursuing teaching as a career.

Andrea is survived by her parents, Greg and Amy Standlee; one sister, Megan Diane Standlee; one brother, Andrew Dale Standlee; grandparents, JD and Janice Settles and Ed and Connie Standlee; Great-Granny, Alta Plott; uncles and aunts, David and Donna Settles, Mark and Alma Settles, Andy and Angie Kilgore and Todd and Jennifer Round; cousins, Shaun and Susan Matney, Jerald and Heather Lane, Aiden, Peyton and Addison Lane, Lydia, Rebekah and Daniel Settles, Mitchel Round, Shaelea, Kylie, Chloe and Sophie Kilgore, along with a host of other family, friends and classmates.

Andrea was preceded in death by her uncle, Andrew Settles and several great grandparents.

When answering the question “Who am I?” for her senior memory book, Andrea wrote, “I am a Christian and I love the Lord, Jesus Christ with all of my heart.”  These were not just words for this young lady, but it was the way she lived her life.  Andrea had a way of touching hearts.  It may have been her smile; it may have been her dedication to family and friends.  It could have been her kind and caring ways, or even her courage, for not just anyone could wear a camouflage dress and boots to prom.  Whatever the case, Andrea focused on loving everyone, and everyone loved Andrea.

In eighteen precious years, Andrea Dawn Standlee showed us how to love, and this community angel will be missed forever, but remembered always.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 17, 2010 at Blue Eye Middle School Gym with Freddie Blevins, Rod VanGorkom and Curtis Bradley officiating.  Burial will be in Blue Eye Cemetery under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Andrea Standlee Memorial Fund at Metropolitan National Bank.

 

 

 

Obituary – George Milton Hardman, Jr.

George Milton Hardman, Jr., Branson, MO, son of George and Edna (Hanson) Hardman was born January 8, 1930 in San Francisco, CA and departed this life September 12, 2010, in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, MO, at the age of 80.

George was united in marriage to Marilyn Gough on July 24, 1952 and they had made their home in the area the past 22 years coming from Hayward, CA.  He was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Kimberling City.  Before retiring, George had worked for Western Electric, in California, as a teletype repairman. He was a U. S. Marine Corps veteran having served during the Korean War.  While honorably serving, George received the Korean Service medal with 3 stars and Presidential Unit Citation with one star.  He was a member of the Chosen Few.

George was preceded in death by his parents and son, Edwin Hardman.

Survivors include: his wife, Marilyn of Branson; three sons, Steve Hardman of Oklahoma City, OK, Jeff Hardman and wife, Kathy of Dublin, CA and Eric Hardman and wife, Joyce of Imperial, MO; 11 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 16, 2010 at Stumpff Chapel-South, Kimberling City with Pastor Richard Futrell officiating.  Burial, with full military honors, was at 1:00 p.m. in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

 

Obituary – Raymond Howard Willoughby

Raymond Howard Willoughby, Branson, MO, son of Howard and Mabel (Ellis) Willoughby was born November 26, 1932 in Iola, KS and departed this life September 6, 2010, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, MO, at the age of 77.

Raymond was a retired contractor and had lived in Branson since 1994 coming from Galena.  He was a U. S. Navy veteran having served from 1951-1955.  Raymond was of the Baptist faith. 

Survivors include: his wife, Frances of the home; one son, Steven Ray Willoughby of Branson, MO; two daughters, Janet Kay Petlitzer of Sevierville, TN and Susan Rae Lippold of Crane, MO; one brother, Melvin Leon Willoughby of Galena, MO; one sister, Evelyn Mae Wilson of Galena, MO; 8 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 10, 2010 at Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane, MO with Ted Cunningham officiating.  Burial was in Cape Fair Cemetery, with military honors, under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.

 

 

Obituary – Anna Christine Staats

Anna Christine Staats, Kimberling City, MO, daughter of Ray and Faye (Griffith) Brown was born October 27, 1926 in Charleston, West Virginia and departed this life September 5, 2010, in Tablerock Healthcare, at the age of 83.

Anna was a homemaker and had lived in the area since 1991 coming from San Diego, CA.  She attended the Church of God.

Anna was preceded in death by her parents and husband, James.

Survivors include: three sons, James O. Staats, Jr. of Benton, AR, Steve Staats of Kimberling City, MO and William Brown Staats of Temecula, CA; one daughter, Mary Jane Gonzales of La Mesa, CA; 9 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 9, 2010 at Stumpff Chapel-South, Kimberling City with Jerry Jenkins officiating.  Burial was in Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

 

 

Obituary – Francis David Schweigert

Francis David Schweigert, Galena, MO, son of Francis and Eula (Burns) Schweigert was born July 3, 1941 in Kankakee, IL and departed this life September 4, 2010, in his home, at the age of 69.

Dave was united in marriage to Judy Treadway on August 30, 1980 and they had made their home in the area the past 21 years coming from Buckingham, IL.  Before retiring, he had worked for Roper Stove Corp., in Kankakee, IL as a maintenance engineer.  Dave was a radioman in the U. S. Navy, having served from 7-2-1959 to 7-1-1965.  He was a charter member of Just-Us Motorcycle Club.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Kathleen Schlenker.

Survivors include: his wife, Judy of the home; former wife, Janet Schweigert of Ruskin, FL; two sons, Jason Schweigert and wife, Dianna of Bonita Springs, FL and Joshua Schweigert and fiancé, Karla Toberman of Clifton, IL; one brother, Robert James Schweigert and wife, Vivian of Boubonnais, IL and a host of other relatives and friends.

Burial will be at a later date in IL.  Cremation was under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

 

   

Obituary – Edward Joseph Balaban

Edward Joseph Balaban, Shell Knob, MO, son of Adolph and Lily (Kohn) Balaban was born August 17, 1937 in Anthony, KS and departed this life September 2, 2010 in Ozark Mountain Regional Healthcare, Crane, MO, at the age of 72.

Edward was united in marriage to Helen Schultz on December 2, 1988 and they had made their home in the area the past 15 years coming from Edmond, OK.  He worked several years as a manager for General Electric Credit Corp.  Edward served in the U. S. Army Reserve and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.

Survivors include: his wife, Helen of the home; brother, Donald Eugene Balaban of Oklahoma City, OK; three step-children; three grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Graveside services were held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

 

Obituary – Julia L. Collins-Eppinger

Julia L. Collins-Eppinger, Galena, MO, daughter of Daniel and Johanna (MacDonald) Murphy was born June 5, 1942 in Newark, NJ and departed this life August 31, 2010 in Skaggs Hospital, Branson, MO, at the age of 68.

Julia was united in marriage to Fred Eppinger on October 22, 1982 and they had made their home in the area the past 10 years coming from Toms River, NJ.  She was of the Catholic faith.

Julia was preceded in death by her parents; son, Douglas P. Collins, Jr.; sister, Margaret Compton and brother, Daniel M. Murphy, Jr.

Survivors include: her husband, Fred of the home; daughter, Susanne Kowalski of Toms River, NJ; brother, Thomas Maher of Lincoln Park NJ; sister, Johanna Deweese of Dingmans Ferry, PA; 16 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

Obituary – Lloyd Dean “Wally” Walles

Lloyd Dean “Wally” Walles, Crane, MO, son of George and Dora (Potter) Walles was born September 8, 1948 in Stone County, MO and departed this life August 25, 2010, in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, MO, at the age of 61.

Wally worked for American Disposal and was a lifelong resident of the area.  He was a member of Cave Springs Church.

Wally was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include: four sons, Lloyd Walles, Jr. and wife, Jennifer of Clever, MO, Ronnie Walles of Texas, Robert Walles of Vermont and David Walles of Crane; two daughters, Sherry Walles and boy-friend, Duane Cypret of Union City and Mary Hardin and husband, Mark of Springfield; five brothers, Herschel Walles and wife, Virginia of Clever, Bob Walles and wife, Janie of Galena, Dennis Walles and wife, Judy of Galena, Gary Walles and wife, Cindy of Aurora and Leland Walles of Stotts City; three sisters, Patsy Bowman of Crane, Linda Keithley and husband, Bill of Crane and Lisa Walles of Aurora; six grandchildren, Tanner, Ryan, Anthony, Jacob, Lillyann and Derek and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 28, 2010 at Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane with Pastor David Dunn officiating.  Burial was in Union Ridge Cemetery, Jamesville under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

 

 

Obituary – Bruce Edward Bigler

Bruce Edward Bigler, Reeds Spring, MO, son of William and Elizabeth (Burge) Bigler was born April 24, 1934 in Oakland, CA and departed this life August 21, 2010, in his home, at the age of 76.

Bruce was a retired navy officer and had lived in the area the past 17 years coming from Newark, CA.  He was of the Presbyterian faith.

Survivors include: his wife, Jacqueline; one son, Norm Vaupel; four daughters, Margaret Perrone, Stacey Chisum, Heide Preston and Deone Esser; two brothers, Bill Bigler and John Bigler; 11 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 26, 2010 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 224 Church Road in Branson.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

 

Obituary – Harold O. Simpson

Harold O. Simpson, Galena, MO, son of Charles and Martha (Butler) Simpson was born April 18, 1920 in Galena, MO and departed this life August 23, 2010 in Ozark Community Hospital, Springfield, MO, at the age of 90.

Harold was a farmer and a lifelong resident of the area.   He was a U. S. Army veteran having served from 1942-1945 and was awarded 2 bronze stars and a good conduct medal.  Harold liked fishing, enjoyed reading and loved to travel. 

Harold was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary; daughter, Carma Stanley and sister, Shirley Mae Gentry.

Survivors include: one son, Harold Lee Simpson and wife, Rosalee of Galena; one daughter, Elizabeth Gewin and husband, James of  Sidon, MS; son-in-law, Alvin Stanley of  Seligman, MO; two sisters, Jewel Raushelbach of McKinney, TX and Bonnie Miller and husband, David of Cleveland, OH; 8 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, August 26, 2010 at Cross Roads Church, Galena with Rev. Jack Keithley officiating.  Burial was in Nolan Cemetery under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

 

 

Obituary – Ervie E. Keener

Ervie E. Keener, Crane, MO, son of Edward and Bertha (Saltkil) Keener was born May 28, 1925 in Hurley, MO and departed this life August 22, 2010, in Mount Vernon Veterans Home, at the age of 85.

Ervie was a retired farmer and a lifelong resident of the area.  He was a member of Elsey Baptist Church.  Ervie was a U. S. Army veteran having served during World War II.  While honorably serving in the Army, he received the combat infantry badge, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one bronze star, the World War II Victory Medal and the Purple Heart.

Ervie was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Jerry Keener; five brothers, Dallas, Darrell, Thurman, J. W. and Danny and three sisters, Edna Keener, Barbara Keener and Rosella Deihl.

Survivors include: his wife, Louise of the home; two daughters, Irene Chase of Crane and Ilene Chase and husband, Jessie of Galena; two brothers, Dwight Keener and wife, Shirley of Crane and Robert Keener and wife, Marge of Crane; three sisters, Fern Hood of Marionville, Helen Cravens of Clever and Betty Hecht and husband, John of Joplin; 10 grandchildren, Eva Plumb, Randy Keener, Jeri Ann Mikell, Cody Keener, Amanda Keener, Brenda Smith, Robert Chase, Greg Chase, Cindy Leuschen and Toni Eutsler; 16 great grandchildren, Kaela, Andrew, Stephanie, Robert, Blaine, Abby, Dakota, Charlie, Casey, Colby, Hunter, Cody, Cole, Katie, Hallie and Lexi and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane with Pastor David Berryhill officiating.  Burial, with full military honors, was in Jones-Chastain Cemetery, Highlandville, under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

 

 

Obituary – Anne M. Bella

 

Anne M. Bella of Ponce de Leon, Missouri, went home August 19, 2010, at the age of 70.   Beloved mother, sister, and friend, she died with dignity, grace, and honor. 

 

Survived by her children, Karen (Joe) Thode, Kenneth (Lisa) Bella, Katherine (Craig Patterson) Bella, Kim (Steve Martin) Bella, Keith (Robin) Bella, and Kristine (Pete Fennell) Bella; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Bernadette Ouvray, other family in France; former spouse, Don Bella, and special friends, Joetta and Howard Burk.

 

 Anne was preceded in death by her parents, brother, and grandson.

 

Services were held by Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane. 

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Least of These Pantry of Nixa (www.leastofthesefoodpantry). 

 

In her own words, “I laughed, I cried, I lived until I died.”

 

Obituary – Sharon Ann Haines

Sharon Ann Haines, Lampe, MO, daughter of Walter and Lorene (Meyer) Mount was born July 24, 1940 in Haven, KS and departed this life August 19, 2010, in Skaggs Hospital, Branson, MO, at the age of 70.

Sharon was united in marriage to Jerry Haines on June 27, 1958 and they had made their home in the area the past 29 years coming from Haven, KS.  She was a member of the Haven Methodist Church.  Sharon had worked for 16 years for the Table Rock Chamber of Commerce as the business manager and executive assistant.

Survivors include: her husband, Jerry of the home; two sons, Scott Haines of Branson, MO and Patrick Haines and wife, Lisa of San Antonio, TX; one daughter, Shari Daly and husband, Randy of Shawnee, KS; one sister, Sharyl Booth of Kansas City, MO; five grandchildren, Jennifer Haines, Lori Sinclair and husband, Luke, Jake Daly, Travis Daly and Hailey Haines; one great grandson, Landan Haines and a host of other relatives and friends.

No services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

The family has requested memorial contributions to Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, www.curemeso.org.

 

 

Obituary – Joe Lynn Thurman

Joe Lynn Thurman, Marionville, MO, son of Joel and Audrey (Teague) Thurman was born February 21, 1932 in Leann, MO and departed this life August 18, 2010, in his home, at the age of 78.

Joe had lived in the area the past 51 years coming from St. Louis.  He married Lorina Kathern Martin and to this union two children were born.  Joe was a Korean War Veteran having served in the U.S. Marine Corps as an ambulance driver.  He was a member of the Marine Corp League, Detachment #993, in Springfield, MO and a member of the VFW Post #4207 in Monett, MO.  Joe worked in law enforcement in St. Louis and Lawrence County.  He was a truck driver for various companies being forced to retire due to health problems in 1975.  Joe loved playing music with children and grandchildren and also enjoyed listening to old time bluegrass music when he was no longer able to play.  He was a member of Bible Baptist Church in Crane.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents and brother, John T. Thurman.

Survivors include: his wife, Kathern Thurman of the home; one daughter, Terry L. Woodruff, and spouse, James, of Wheelerville, MO; one son, David S. Thurman, and spouse, Mary, of Wheelerville, MO; one brother, James H. Thurman of Lyndon, KS; five grandchildren, Amanda, Amos, Aaron, Andrew and Sarah; 8 great grandchildren; a very special family friend, Luetta Burton and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 21, 2010 at Bible Baptist Church in Crane with Tim Lee and Harvey Goodman officiating.  Burial, with military honors, was in Leann Cemetery, Leann, MO under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to The American Cancer Society.

 

 

Obituary – Dorothy Ruth Baker

 Dorothy Ruth Baker, age 83 of Galena, MO, went to be with the Lord August 16, 2010.  She was born March 19, 1927 to Ora and Thelma Short.  Ruth was the oldest of seven children.
 
 On March 30, 1946 she was united in marriage to Dewey Fielden Baker.  Four children were born of this union, Pat, John "Pete" Baker, David and Shery.  After many years in Wichita, KS, Ruth and Dewey, retired from the United States Postal Service and moved back to Galena.  Ruth was a homemaker in her later years and canned the vegetables that Dewey grew.  Her children still have many to enjoy for years to come.  Ruth accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of Horsecreek Christian Union Church.  She was active in church until her illness prevented her.
 
 Ruth was preceded in death by her husband and two sons. 

She is survived by her two daughters and granddaughters, Deidra and Sarah of Springfield, MO;  brother, Sam Short and wife Doris of Republic, MO; sister Peggy Jones and husband Archie of Crane, MO; brother, Bill Short of Crane, MO and a host of other friends and relatives.

 Funeral services were held at Horsecreek Christian Union Church, Galena, MO on August 19, 2010 at 2:00 pm.  Burial was in Galena Cemetary, Galena, MO under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.
 
 Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation, Heart Association, Cancer Research Association, The Aids Foundation or to Horsecreek Christian Union Church.

 

 

 

Obituary – Rodney E. King

Rodney E. King, Kimberling City, MO, son of Earl and Eleanor (Moline) King was born November 8, 1943 in Des Moines, IA and departed this life August 16, 2010, in his home, at the age of 66.

Rodney was a retired construction worker and had lived in the area since 1976 coming from Des Moines, IA.  He enjoyed listening to music and boating.  In his free time he loved to play golf and tennis.  Rodney was of the Lutheran faith.

Rodney was preceded in death by his father; brother, Ronald E. King and step-daughter, Teresa Gadberry-Smith.

Survivors include: his mother, Eleanor King of Kimberling City, MO; wife, Jan King of the home; two sons, Michael King and Tim King both of Springfield, MO; one daughter, Krista Johnson of Nixa, MO; one step-son, Michael Carlson of Olathe, KS; two brothers, Romayne E. King of Des Moines, IA and Richard E. King of Red Wing, MN; 5 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

No services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City, MO.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Rosemary Smith

Rosemary Smith, Reeds Spring, MO, daughter of Joseph and Beatrice (Zilka) Sipek was born July 24, 1922 in Cook County, IL and departed this life August 13, 2010, in her home, at the age of 88.

Rosemary was a homemaker and had lived in the area the past 25 years coming from Chicago. IL. 

Rosemary was preceded in death by her parents and husband, William.

Survivors include: friends, Cody/Parker and family, Roland and Fernie Butler, Sheila LaRock, Robyn Yost and Pam Robertson.

No services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

 

Obituary – Judith Ann Witherby

Judith Ann Witherby, Kimberling City, MO, was born April 23, 1935 in Sterling, IL and departed this life July 29, 2010 in Tablerock Healthcare, at the age of 75.

Judith was united in marriage to David Witherby on June 6, 1987 and they had made their home in the area the past 12 years coming from Sioux Falls, SD. She was a member of the Kimberling City United Methodist Church.

Survivors include: her husband, David of the home; three sons, Mark Besser, David D. Witherby and wife, Teressa and Michael Witherby and wife, Linda; three daughters, Tamera Besser and husband, Paul Gilbert, Toni Aguirre and Leslie Pickens; one sister, Barbara Thompson of FL; 11 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service was held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 21, 2010 at the Kimberling City United Methodist Church with Rev. Lynn Dyke officiating under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

Obituary – Dorothy Marie Gardner

Dorothy Marie Gardner, Kimberling City, MO, daughter of Edwin and Mary (Olhaber) Straub was born September 13, 1914 in Lafayette, IN and departed this life August 2, 2010, in Tablerock Healthcare, at the age of 95.

Dorothy was a homemaker and had lived in the area the past 10 years coming from Batavia, IL.  She was a member of Kimberling City United Methodist Church.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Arlene Bastian and grandson, Chad Peterson.

Survivors include: one daughter, Marcia Peterson of Kimberling City; two grandchildren, Neal Peterson and Wendy Peterson; 2 great-grandchildren, Todd Peden and Holly Peden and a host of friends.

No local services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

The family has requested memorial contributions to Kimberling City United Methodist Church.

 

 

 

Obituary – Magdalena Veronika Headlee

Magdalena Veronika Headlee, Golden, MO, daughter of Richard and Maria (Sneiper) Aschwanden was born April 13, 1960 in Baltimore, MD and departed this life August 1, 2010, at the age of 50.

Magdalena was united in marriage to Jud Headlee on April 4, 1980 and they had made their home in the area the past 5 years coming from Denver, CO.  She was a member of Faith Life Church in Branson.

Magdalena was preceded in death by her brother, Phill and sister, Pia Grimes.

Survivors include: her parents, Richard and Maria Aschwanden; husband, Jud Headlee; three sons, Ezra Joseph Headlee, Caleb Elijah Headlee and Ethan James Headlee; three daughters, Emmylou Headlee, Mary Magdalena Ryan and Kristie Patricia Morrarie; six brothers, Chuck Aschwanden, Alex Aschwanden, Paul Aschwanden, Pete Aschwanden, Mark Aschwanden and Dave Aschwanden; one sister, Mary Aschwanden; two grandchildren, Elijah and Veronica and a host of other relatives and friends.

No services are planned at this time.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

The family has requested memorial contributions to Eagle Rock Methodist Church.

 

 

Obituary – America Christean Quick

America Christean Quick, Reeds Spring, MO, daughter of William and Mariam (Hall) Kimberling was born February 13, 1916 in Kimberling City, MO and departed this life July 31, 2010, in her home, at the age of 94.

Christean was a retired factory worker and a lifelong resident of the area.  She attended Keystone Baptist Church.  Christean loved cooking, sewing and quilting.  She even cooked for her mailman, leaving homemade bread in the mailbox for him, on a weekly basis.  Christean also spent a lot of time canning tomatoes and pickles.

Christean was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Hal Quick; two sons, Byford Ray Quick and Donald Roy Quick; daughter-in-law, Darlene Quick; six brothers, Kenneth Kimberling, Earl Kimberling, J. B. Kimberling, Johnnie Kimberling, Ted Kimberling and Huck Kimberling; five sisters, Mable Fausett, Mariam Quick, Lorene Swafford, Nina Kimberling and an infant sister who died at birth.

Survivors include: two sons, John H. Quick and wife, Jeannie of Jacksonville, FL and David Quick and wife, Terry of Reeds Spring; three daughters, Louise Glidewell and husband, Mack of Quapaw, OK, Billie Sue Rhoades and husband, Duke of Cheyenne, WY and Peggy Robbins and husband, Dewey of Liberty, MO; one sister, Ruth Swafford of Pleasant Hill, MO; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at Stumpff Chapel-South, Kimberling City with Joe Wolven officiating.  Burial was in Kimberling Cemetery under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Compassus, 1756 Bee Creek Rd. Branson, MO 65616.

 

 

Obituary – Anna Lou Dailey

Anna Lou Dailey, Galena, MO, daughter of Claude and Jane (Sylvester) Carney was born October 28, 1930 in Barry County, MO and departed this life July 31, 2010 in Century Pines Assisted Living, Ozark, MO, at the age of 79.

Anna was a lifelong resident of the area and was united in marriage to Sherman “Almond” Dailey on July 21, 1948.  She was a member of Crane Assembly of God.  Before retiring, Anna had been an word processor at Silver Dollar City.

Anna was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Edna Williams and Nettie Morrow.

Survivors include: her husband, Sherman “Almond” Dailey of the home; one daughter, Raphael Thompson and husband, Elmer “ET” of Branson; three sisters, Avis Brown of Galt, CA, Bonnie Bousfield of Milpitas, CA and Helen Springer of Gleason, WI; three grandchildren, Chad Wright and wife, Pam, Todd Wright and wife, Ginger and Courtney Wright; four great-grandchildren, Parker Wright, Macy Wright, Thomas Wright and Ethan Wright and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane with Todd Wright and RC “Happy” Hopper officiating.  Burial was in Nolan Cemetery, Galena under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Century Pines Assisted Living, 709 E. McCracken, Ozark, MO 65721.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Marilyn Gay (Cox) Hastings

Marilyn Gay (Cox) Hastings, Crane, MO, daughter of G. Purd and Mildred (Ash) Cox was born January 1, 1941 in Whittier, CA and departed this life July 25, 2010 in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, MO, at the age of 69.

Marilyn was a lifelong resident of the area and had worked at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield as a medical technician.  She was a member of MADD and a member of Hurley First Baptist Church.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Roy Hastings and two sons, James Roy Hastings, Jr. and Jeffery Scott Hastings.

Survivors include: one son, Jamie Eugene Hastings of Crane; one daughter, Sheila Renee Hastings of Clever; two sisters, Betty Roberson of Crane and Jeanne Stewart and husband, Ernie of Crane; three grandchildren, Cody Hastings, Cheyenne Hubbard and Colton Hubbard; two great grandchildren, Joseph James Hasting and Isaiah Scott Hastings and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 29, 2010 at Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane with Larry Winfree officiating.  A graveside service was held at 11:00 a.m., Friday in Eastlawn Cemetery, Springfield under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

 

 

 

Obituary – William Sam Blair

William Sam Blair, Billings, MO, son of William and Cleorah (Maxwell) Blair was born November 9, 1929 in Pottawatomie County, OK and departed this life July 22, 2010 in his home, at the age of 80.

William was united in marriage to Barbara McHolland on August 27, 1955 and they had made their home in the area the past 22 years coming from Washburn, IL.  He was a retired plant manager for Caterpillar Tractor Co.  William was a U. S. Navy veteran having served in the Korean War.  He attended the Church of God.

William was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, J. M. Blair and Rufus Blair.

Survivors include: his wife, Barbara of the home; one son, Kevin Blair and wife, Julia of Billings; two daughters, Sheila Wright and husband, Tom of Clever and Cheryl Blair of Billings; three sisters, Marie McGovern and Aullean Westerman both of Clever and Juanita Chastain and husband, Don of Billings; 5 grandchildren, Destiny, Caitlin, Ashton, William and Weston; 2 great grandchildren, Matthew and Ethan and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 26, 2010 at Hurley Church of God with Chuck Dunn officiating.  Burial was at Wright Cemetery in Billings under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Robert Donald Gibson

Robert Donald Gibson, Reeds Spring, MO, son of Elmer and Martha (Herd) Gibson was born September 12, 1924 in Carl Junction, MO and departed this life July 22, 2010 in Skaggs Hospital, Branson, MO, at the age of 85.

Robert was united in marriage to Janice Turner on November 24, 1962 and they had made their home in Reeds Spring the past 15 years coming from Joplin.  He worked for the First National Bank for 43 years.  Robert was a U. S. Army veteran having served in World War II and received three bronze stars and a good conduct medal.  He was a member of the Elks Lodge and various civic organizations.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Randolph Gibson and sister, Patricia Davidson.

Survivors include: his wife, Janice of the home; daughter, Ann Phelps and husband, Ronald of Joplin; grandson, Robert Phelps and a host of other relatives and friends.

A graveside service was held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to the Joplin Elks Lodge #501, 1802 W. 26th St., Joplin, MO 64804.

 

 

Obituary - Shelby Lea Estep

Shelby Lea Estep, Aurora, MO, daughter of Mark and Shawna (Dittmar) Estep was born January 3, 1993 in Springfield, MO and departed this life July 21, 2010, from injuries of a car accident, at the age of 17.

We were not ready for God to take her, but Shelby was prepared to go.  She lived by a mature faith that was beyond her years.  She was ready to share that faith with others at all times.  She loved to make others laugh and woke up each morning with a smile on her face.

Shelby was a lifelong resident of the area.  She attended Marionville High School and was a member of the FFA having served as Area 12 First Vice President and Vice President of the Marionville FFA.  Shelby was active in high school softball,  a member of the National Honor Society and worked on the school yearbook.  She also was a member of the Northpoint Church in Springfield and was involved with the Northpoint Youth.  She loved the game of softball and played on the SW MO Eclipse traveling softball team.  In Shelby’s free time, she enjoyed doing volunteer work at the Ozark Empire Fair.

Survivors include: her parents, Mark and Shawna Estep of Aurora; sisters, Jamie Leech of Marionville and Cheyanne Estep of the home; grandparents, Dwight and Judy Dittmar, Martha Johns, Knial Iorg and Wendall and Connie Estep; aunts and uncles, Dusty and Amy Dittmar, Shelley and Terry Cape and Patty Iorg; cousins, Klayton Dittmar, Koy Dittmar, Julia Cape, Jesse Cape and Grant Cape and a host of other relatives and friends. 

Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, July 25, 2010 at Northpoint Church, Springfield, MO with Cliff Henry and Troy  Hartman officiating.  Burial was in Charity Cemetery, Crane under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to the Shelby Estep memorial fund to be used for an FFA Scholarship Fund at First Independent Bank or Impact at Northpoint Church.

 

 

Obituary – Debra Marie Sanders

Debra Marie Sanders, Aurora, MO, daughter of David and Dana (Bullard) Dunn was born July 18, 1958 in Fairfield, CA and departed this life July 18, 2010, in her home, at the age of 52.

Debra was a homemaker and had lived in the area the past 15 years coming from Oroville, CA. 

Debra was preceded in death by her father, David and brother, Dale.

Survivors include: her mother, Dana Dunn of Oroville, CA; husband, J. R. Sanders of Aurora, MO; two daughters, Shannon Richter and husband, Raymond of Oroville, CA and Tiffany Sanders and fiancé, Chris Hunsucker of Highlandville, MO; two brothers, David Dunn, Jr. of Oroville, CA and Donald Dunn of Bristow, VA; one sister, Diane Campbell and husband, Odell of Oroville, CA; 5 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

No services are planned at this time.  Cremation was under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

 

 

 

Obituary – Garold James Stultz

Garold James Stultz, Galena, MO, son of Ralph and Velma (Brawner) Stultz was born September 14, 1953 in Galena, MO and departed this life July 18, 2010, in his home, at the age of 56.

Garold was a brick layer and a lifelong resident of the area.

Garold was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Vernon Stultz and Dale Stultz and sister, Elma Bruffett.

Survivors include: one brother, Sherman Stultz and wife, Thelma of Reeds Spring and a host of friends.

A graveside service was held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at Yocum Pond Cemetery, Reeds Spring with Kenneth Stults officiating under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Danny Edward Keener, Sr.

Danny Edward Keener, Sr., Crane, MO, son of Edward and Grace (Sakill) Keener was born January 28, 1944 in Cave Springs, MO and departed this life July 14, 2010, in his home, at the age of 66.

Danny was a truck driver and a lifelong resident of the area.

Danny was preceded in death by parents; wife, Shirley; 4 brothers and 3 sisters.

Survivors include: son, Danny Keener, Jr. and wife, Ada of Crane; daughter, Lori Guess and husband, Lee of Crane; 3 brothers, 3 sisters; 12 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service was held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 17, 2010 at Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane with Rev. Jim Jones officiating. 

 

 

 

Obituary – Keith Moon

Keith Moon, Galena, MO, son of Ross and Mina (Callaway) Moon was born March 22, 1921 in Chino, CA and departed this life July 12, 2010 in Ozark Mountain Regional Health, Crane, MO, at the age of 89.

Keith was raised in Kansas until he was 18 and then moved with his parents to Milton Freewater, OR.  He was united in marriage to Myrtle Lou Brown on July 28, 1956 and they had made their home in the area the past 5 years. Keith attended McCord Bend Baptist Church.  He was a U. S. Army veteran having served in World War II.

Keith was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Virginia and brother, Ralph.

Survivors include: his wife, Myrtle of the home; three sons, Jonathan Moon and wife, Ulonda of Ravensdale, WA, Samuel Moon and wife, Stefanie of Bremerton, WA and Daniel Moon of Milton Freewater, OR; three daughters, Mary Lou Ward and husband, Frank of Walla Walla, WA, Leta Rae Deering and husband, Larry of Hobbs, NM and Ruth Ann Herman and husband, Steve of Canby, OR; one brother, John Moon; two sisters, Alma Jean McCann of Tri-Cities, WA and Peggy Ann Brown and husband, Eldon of Milton Freewater, OR; 7 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

A graveside service was held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 16, 2010 at Clio Cemetery, Jenkins with John Dinger III officiating under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Katherine Loretta Dotson

Katherine Loretta Dotson, Reeds Spring, MO, daughter of Lloyd and Ermal (Clines) Medlin was born February 2, 1929 in Stone County, MO and departed this life July 11, 2010 in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, MO, at the age of 81.

Katherine was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of the area.  She loved going to church and attended many church singings.  Katherine enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Katherine was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leonard and daughter, Brenda Ehart.

Survivors include: one daughter, Glenda Hays and husband, David of Galena; two sons, Randy Dotson and wife, Corrine of Galena and Rocky Dotson of Reeds Spring; son-in-law, Mike Ehart and wife, Marcia of Prim, AR; 7 grandchildren, Robbie Ricket, Shannon Dotson, Dakota Dotson, David Dotson, David Hays, Dana Hays and Zech Hays; 4 great grandchildren, Aaryn Ricket, Alexis Dotson, Melanie Dotson and Emma Hays and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 15, 2010 at Horsecreek Church, Galena with Brad Hudson and Denny McCrorey officiating.  Burial was in Eisenhour Cemetery, Reeds Spring under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

 

 

 

Obituary – Angelia Rhu Williams

Angelia Rhu Williams, Springfield, MO, daughter of Donnie and JoAnn (Rantz) Davis was born August 9, 1958 in Springfield, MO and departed this life July 10, 2010 in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, MO, at the age of 51.

Angelia was a registered nurse at Select Hospital in Springfield and a lifelong resident of the area.  She loved horses and enjoyed fishing in her free time.  Angelia was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include: her parents, Don and JoAnn Davis of Galena; one son, David Williams of Texas; one daughter, Leslie D. Johnson and husband, Jaris of Wisconsin; three brothers, Eric Davis, Marc Davis and wife, Georgia and Chris Davis and wife, Amanda all of Galena; two sisters, Laura Ann Hannagen and husband, Roger of New Jersey and Katie Anderson and husband, Mark of Bella Vista, AR; one granddaughter, Julia Johnson and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at Stumpff Chapel-South, Kimberling City with Jerry Fransisco officiating.  Burial was in Eisenhour Cemetery, Reeds Spring under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to the Breast Cancer Foundation.

 

 

Obituary – Richard Robert Sather

Richard Robert Sather, Branson West, MO, son of Fred and Sadie (Faaberg) Sather was born May 7, 1921 in Minneapolis, MN and departed this life July 9, 2010 in Wedgewood Gardens, at the age of 89.

Richard was a retired building engineer supervisor for Northwestern Bell and had lived in the area the past 6 years coming from Pensacola, FL.  He was a member of the American Legion, Northwestern Bell Pioneers and the Kimberling City United Methodist Church.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Lois.

Survivors include: one son, Brian Sather and wife, Cathy of Sioux Falls, SD; two daughters, Jeanan Willers and husband, Steve of Kimberling City and Jeannette Briese and husband, Steve of Gulf Breeze, FL; 11 grandchildren, Kari Eschenbaum and husband, Kevin, Derek Willers, Scott Sather and wife, Jennifer, Mike Sather and wife, Joan, James Sather and wife, Khristi, Eric Sather, Dan Truax and wife, Darcy, David Truax, Nicole Truax, Maggy Gorden and husband, Tucker and Bobby Briese and wife, Lesley; 11 great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Eschenbaum, Naomi Sather, Julia Sather, Ashley Sather, Michael Sather, Ashley Truax, Sydney Truax, Grace Gorden, Annabelle Gorden, Caroline Gorden and Ava Rose Briese and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service was held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at Kimberling City United Methodist Church with Rev. Lynn Dyke officiating.  Burial was in Springfield National Cemetery under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City. 

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Kimberling City United Methodist Church.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Zaylond Tyler Blaize Stults

Zaylond Tyler Blaize Stults, infant son of Amy Jo and Wesley Stults was born July 8, 2010, in Aurora Hospital and went into the arms of Jesus, on the same day.

Survivors include his parents: Amy and Wesley of Nixa; brother, Leyton Lee Landon William Stults of the home; maternal grandfather, James Godfrey of Crane; maternal God grandmother, Cathy Anderson of Springfield; maternal great grandmother, Deloris Godfrey of Crane: paternal grandparents, Denny and Shelia Stults of Crane; paternal great grandparents, Kenneth and Serene Stults of Galena and David and Nina Stults of Clever and a host of other relatives.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane with Joe Decker officiating.  Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

 

 

 

 

Obituary – George Cyrus (G.C.) Mease

George Cyrus (G.C.) Mease, Reeds Spring, MO, son of Gene and Hazel (Stewart) Mease was born June 24, 1928 and passed away July 8, 2010, at the age of 82.

George was united in marriage to Sheila Benson on May 30, 1953.  He was a U. S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean War.  George was a life member of United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners Local 978.

George was preceded in death by his parents; sister, JoAnn and brother, Harold.

Survivors include: his wife, Sheila of the home; two sons, Norbert Mease and wife, DeeAnn of Reeds Spring and Jeffrey Mease and wife, Jana of Cape Fair; three daughters, Emma Mease, Tammy Mease and Georgetta Mease all of Reeds Spring; four grandsons, Josh Mease and partner, Jennifer of Reeds Spring, Andrew and wife, Jill of Kansas City and Aaron and Zachary Mease of Cape Fair; four granddaughters, Alison Smith and husband, Schuyler of Crestview, FL, Melissa Hefner of Hollister, Sara Robinson and husband, Justin of Orlando, FL and Jessica Zima of Reeds Spring; six great-grandchildren, Brady and Evan Hefner, Owen and Rhylee Smith, Abbygael Mease and MacKenzie Robinson; two brothers, Frank Mease and wife, Mary of Ozark and Jim Mease and wife, Fern of Cape Fair; four sisters, Lorene Lowry and husband, Bill of Kirbyville, Phyllis Wildey of Houston, TX, Naomi Combs and husband, Floyd of Spokane and Janice Estes and husband, Ron of Galena; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, July 11, 2010 at Stumpff Chapel-South, Kimberling City with Joe Wolven officiating.  Burial was in Eisenhour Cemetery, Reeds Spring under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Good Shepherd Hospice, 3250 S. National, Springfield, MO 65804.

The family wishes to extend a special note of gratitude to Dr. Bill Holt, Billie, Linda, Steve and Angela all of Good Shepherd Hospice.

 

 

 

Obituary – Richard William Thompson

Richard William Thompson, Reeds Spring, MO, son of Walter and Edna (Babcock) Thompson was born April 21, 1930 in Hartford, CT and departed this life July 4, 2010, in his home, at the age of 80.

Richard was a retired electronic engineer and had lived in the area since 1993 coming from Huntington Beach, CA.  He was a U. S. Air Force veteran.

Survivors include: his wife, Jan of the home; two sons, Richard William Thompson, Jr. and James Allen Thompson; one step-son, Eugene Joseph Wolfe, III; two daughters, Tracey Ann Thompson and Penny Lynn Beucher; one step-daughter, Misty Goodman all of Southern California; one sister, Betty Irene Thompson and husband, Gerald of East Hartford, CT; 7 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

No local services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

 

Obituary – Dean Calvert Gordon

Dean Calvert Gordon, Kimberling City, MO, son of Floyd and Aileen (Ganow) Gordon was born May 13, 1941 in Georgetown, CA and departed this life June 28, 2010, in his home, at the age of 69.

Dean was united in marriage to Barbara Porter on April 8, 1961 and they had made their home in the area the past 5 years coming from CA.  He was the owner and operator of Dean Gordon Construction.

Survivors include: his wife, Barbara of the home; son, Dean Gordon, Jr. and wife, Kim of San Diego, CA; daughter, Angela Posenke and husband, Frank of Seattle, WA; brother, William Gordon; sister, Shirley Hull; grandchildren, Ethan Gordon, Jacob Gordon and Cecilia Posenke and a host of other relatives and friends.

No services are planned at this time.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

 

Obituary – Gladys Mae Bowling

Gladys Mae Bowling, Elsey, MO, daughter of Robert and Margaret (Lewis) White was born June 20, 1920 in Reno, MO and departed this life June 28, 2010 at Ozark Mountain Regional Healthcare, Crane, MO, at the age of 90.

Gladys was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of the area.  She was a member of the Lighthouse Tabernacle UPC of Elsey and faithfully attended as long as her health permitted.

Gladys was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ernest; three daughters; two brothers; five sisters; three granddaughters and one grandson.

Survivors include: three sons, Bobby Bowling of Brookline; Dewey Bowling and wife, Vivian of Crane and Richard Bowling and wife, Robyn of Elsey; six daughters, Ernestine Hammons and husband, Bob of Ash Grove, Doris Thompson and husband, Don of Reeds Spring, Patsy Asher and husband, Donald of Niangua, Linda Medley and husband, Ray of Lebanon, Joan Crane of Lebanon and Sheryl Sawyer and husband, Leonard of Elsey; 33 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 3, 2010 at Lighthouse Tabernacle UPC in Elsey with Anthony Crane officiating.  Burial was in Crane Community Cemetery under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lighthouse Tabernacle Church.

 

Obituary – Edna Ruth Tindall

Edna Ruth Tindall, Ozark, MO, daughter of Henry and Flora (Richie) Fugate was born March 7, 1917 in Hazard, KY and departed this life June 21, 2010, at The Baptist Home in Ozark, at the age of 93.

Edna was a homemaker and had lived in Cape Fair for over 30 years before moving to Ozark about 7 years ago.

Survivors include: her husband, Steve of Ozark; four sons, Ron Tindall and Nancy, Don Tindall and Janice, Jim Tindall and Linda all of St. Louis, MO and Jack Tindall and Ruth of Paragould, AR; one daughter, Flo Albritton and Don of Apache Junction, AZ; 14 grandchildren; over 30 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

No services are planned at this time.  Cremation was under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Venus Anita Strayer

Venus Anita Strayer, Kimberling City, MO, daughter of Roy and Merle (Culver) Williamson was born November 20, 1921 in Trenton, NE and departed this life June 24, 2010 in Golden Living Center, Branson, MO, at the age of 88.

Venus was a homemaker and had lived in the area since 1985 coming from McCook, NE. 

Venus was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Archie A. Strayer.

Survivors include: two sons, Kent Strayer of Kimberling City, MO and Kim Strayer and wife, Kathie of Omaha, NE; five daughters, Kay Banick and husband, Ted of Banning, CA, Karen Nichols and husband, Jack of Scottsbluff, NE, Karole Hutcheson and husband, Ron of Pine Bluff, AR, Kerry Herrod and husband, Kenneth of Elmore City, OK and Karla Heitkamp and husband, Michael of Aiken, SC; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

No services are planned at this time.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

Obituary – James Alfred Givich

James Alfred Givich, Kimberling City, MO, son of Alfred and Emily (Lindsay) Givich was born September 15, 1927 in Oakland, CA and departed this life June 20, 2010, in his home, at the age of 82.

James was a retired business owner and had lived in the area since 1987 coming from Martinez, CA.  He was a World War II veteran having served in the U. S. Coast Guard from 1945-1952.  James was a member of the Kimberling Amateur Radio Club and the American Legion Post 637.

Survivors include his wife, Neva of the home; son, James Givich of Branson West; daughter, Joyce Carrol Matheson of Sanger, CA; brother, David Givich of Lucerne, CA; 4 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

No services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

Obituary – John H. Flemmons

John H. Flemmons, Kimberling City, MO, son of James and Reba (Weaver) Flemmons was born August 6, 1949 in Oklahoma City, OK and departed this life June 12, 2010, in his home, at the age of 60.

John was united in marriage to Kathy Schall on November 28, 1987 and they had made their home in the area the past 5 years coming from Hopkins, MO.  John had served in ministry for 37 years serving Baptist churches in Kansas, Arkansas and Texas and Christian churches in Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri.

Survivors include: his wife, Kathy of the home; one daughter, Johnna Flemmons of McKinney, TX; one sister, Jimmie Sue Kirkland of Harrison, AR; sister-in-law, Carol Moritz and her husband, Bob of Blue Eye, MO; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 17, 2010 at the First Christian Church in Kimberling City with Jerry Jenkins and Jack Rodgers officiating under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.  Burial will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday at Fairlawn Cemetery in Hutchinson, KS. 

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to First Christian Church Care Ministry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Myrna Kay Pearce

Myrna Kay Pearce, Battlefield, MO, daughter of Anthony and Helmi (Laubach) Rasso was born June 16, 1935 in Brooklyn, NY and departed this life June 11, 2010, in her home, at the age of 74.

Myrna was a homemaker and moved from Reeds Spring to Battlefield 4 years ago.  She was a great artist and enjoyed quilting.  Myrna had been a volunteer for AKITA Rescue for over 12 years.

Survivors include: one son, Christopher O. Pedersen of Springfield, MO; three daughters, Lynn Marie Oney and husband, Ted of Tampa, FL, Joanna Pearce Smart and husband, Rick of Battlefield, MO, Elizabeth Pearce Dizney and husband, Mike of Gainesville, FL; one brother, William F. Rasso of Galena, MO; two sisters, Alide Rose Mahoney and Joyce Della Ratta both of Freehold, NJ; five grandchildren, Janessa L. Smart, Preston C. Pedersen, Sabra M. Pedersen, Kamelia Myrna Smart and Hailee N. Pedersen and a host of other relatives and friends.

Graveside services were held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at Yocum Pond Cemetery, Reeds Spring with Joe Wolven officiating under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

Obituary – Virgil Leon Farley

 

Virgil Leon Farley, Cape Fair, MO, was born August 17, 1936 in Asher, OK to Sylva Lawrence and Benjamin Houston Farley and departed this life June 7, 2010 at the age of 73.

Virgil married his high school sweetheart, Bonnie Lee Brown in 1955 and in 2005 they celebrated 50 years of marriage.  He was a machinist for Springday for 10 years before going to Dallas, TX as maintenance supervisor for Steck Warlick Printing.  In 1970 he took a job with Baker Perkins Printing Machinery headquarters in Peterboughs, England and offices in Chicago, IL.  Virgil made many friends across the U. S., England and Canada while installing printing presses.  Rockwell acquired the printing division of Baker Perkins and he was traveling throughout the States and Canada.  After Virgil and Bonnie’s children graduated from school, Bonnie left her teaching position and traveled with Virgil doing his paperwork.  In 1996 Virgil retired from Rockwell and went in business for himself as Lakeside Printing Service, installing commercial printing machinery.  Virgil retired in 2004 to Missouri.  When Virgil was in the 7th grade he attended Abesville elementary school and went to high school at Galena, MO.

Years later Virgil’s health began to fail and after a 3 year illness, has left his earthly home.

Virgil was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, F.L. Farley.

Virgil is survived by his wife of 54 years, Bonnie of Cape Fair; 4 children, Monty and his wife Glenda of Conway, MO, Jose’ and his wife Debbie of Crane, Carol Custer and her husband Stanley of Aurora and Jeff of Ozark; 5 grandchildren, Tiffany Fancher, Eric Custer, Noel Mosier, Mitzi Farley and Trenton Farley; he is also survived by five great grandchildren, Glen Jimerson, Bailey and Garret Fancher, Maylynn Mosier and Reese Custer; 2 brothers, Bunk of Stinnett, TX and Jerry of Abesville; a sister, Maxine Farley of Asher, OK and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday in Manlove-Stumpff Chapel with Harold Barnett and Max Edmonson officiating.  Burial was in Crane Community Cemetery under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Children’s Miracle Network.

 

 

Obituary – Juanita Hammonds

    Juanita Hammonds, Aurora, MO, daughter of Birl and Irene (Nelson) Beard was born April 11, 1923 in Springfield, MO and departed this life May 30, 2010 in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, MO, at the age of 87.

    Juanita was a retired business owner and a lifelong resident of the area.

    Juanita was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elmer; daughter, Loetta Lehman; sister, Wilma Lee Morrison and half brother, Jimmy Watkins.

    Survivors include: one sister, Gladys Warren of Springfield, MO; half sister, Linda Hearns of Olathe, KS; two grandsons, Randy Poole of Aurora and Tony Poole of St. Louis; four great-grandsons, Charley Poole of O’Fallon, MO, Sam Poole and Ryan Poole both of Canton, IL and Jason Poole of Bolivar, MO and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 3, 2010 at Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane with Mike Davis officiating.  Burial was in Hilton Cemetery, Crane under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

   

Obituary – Martin “Max” Keithley

 

    Martin “Max” Keithley, Niangua, MO, left this life on Sunday, May 30, 2010 to meet our father in Heaven.  Max was born in Walnut Shade, MO on September 18, 1944.  He was a man that was honest, hard working and had an incredible sense of humor.  He worked at Silver Dollar City in the 1960’s as a stage coach driver and on their construction team.  He then spent several years as a blaster in the utility pipeline business and was considered the best in the area.  Max retired in 2006 to concentrate on his miniature donkey farm, Braying Hills in Niangua.

    Max is survived by his wife, Denise; two daughters, Lisa and husband, Lonnie Foster of Reeds Spring, Missy and husband, Eric Chambers of Springfield; one son, Chad Keithley and fiancée, Amanda of Republic; step-children, Shannon Hicks of Reed Spring, Sean Chastain of Sparta, Rochelle and husband, Jeremiah Carter of Fair Grove; grandchildren, Amber and husband, Matt Harmon, Chris Cox, Dustin Foster, Ethan Hicks, Taylor and Logan Chambers, Autumn and Kya Entrekin, Cody and Trinity Rantz; great-grandchildren, Sophia, Carson and Isabella Harmon and Chloe Cox; brothers, Manford, Marvin and Mark Keithley; several nieces, nephews, cousins and loved ones. 

    Max was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Edith Keithley; sisters, Mary Magdalene Keithley, Mearle Beale, Mildred Beard; brothers, Marion and Mike Keithley and grandson, Trent Allen Keithley.

    Those that knew Max will miss his practical jokes and teasing which stayed with him to the end, his knowledge, courage, life stories and mostly his gentle and loving heart.  He is loved by many and will be missed greatly.

    Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at Allen Church in Reeds Spring.  Burial will be in Yocum Pond Cemetery, Reeds Spring under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

    Visitation will be from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

 

Obituary – Carter Wayne Lyons

    Carter Wayne Lyons, Kimberling City, MO, infant baby of Michael Kyle and Jennifer Lyons, entered into the arms of Jesus on May 21, 2010.

    Survivors include: parents, Michael and Jennifer; sisters, Jessica L. Kyle and Micayla S. Kyle and grandmother, Retha Lyons.

   Final disposition was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

Obituary – Blanche Louise Fults

    Blanche Louise Fults, Branson West, MO, daughter of Clifford and Pearl (Penwell) Edrington was born March 12, 1927 in St. Louis, MO and departed this life May 25, 2010, in her home, at the age of 83.

    Blanche had lived in the area the past 5 years coming from Naples, FL.  She was of the Christian faith.

    Blanche was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Albert Fults and brother, Milton Edrington.

    Survivors include: one son, Dennis Fults of Houston, TX; one brother, Clifford Edrington of St. Louis, MO; two daughters, Sandra Smith of San Antonio, TX and Sharon Ziemann of Branson West, MO; 6 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends.

    A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 29, 2010 at Stumpff Chapel-South, Kimberling City with Larry Kackley officiating.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, National Kidney Foundation or the American Lung Association.

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Damon W. Tillman

    Damon W. Tillman, Branson West, MO, son of Kenny and Betty (Stewart) Tillman was born August 4, 1967 in Springfield, MO and departed this life May 21, 2010 in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, MO, at the age of 42 years, 9 months and 17 days.

    Damon had lived in the area all of his life.  He was an active member of the Southern Stone County Fire Protection District.  Damon was a certified first responder and known by his fellow fire fighters as Lieutenant #621. He started racing stockcars at the young age of 15.  The #84 car driven by Damon Tillman was known at all the local dirt tracks as being a fierce competitor.  Damon also enjoyed NASCAR races and called Carl Edwards his favorite driver.  He was a member of the Lifesong Church.

    Survivors include: his father, Kenny and his wife, Dale of Kimberling City; mother, Betty Tillman of Kimberling City; son, Garrett W. Tillman of the home;  two daughters, Leslie Tillman of the home, Alyssa Villines of Berryville, AR and adopted daughter, Brooke Tillman of Fayetteville, AR;  brother, Jody Tillman and wife, Stephanie of Kimberling City; fiancée, Julie Greiner and her children, Peyton, Bailey and Ethan of the home; one grandson, Hunter Villines and a host of other relatives and friends.

   Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at the First Baptist Church in Kimberling City with Rob Barringer officiating.  Burial was in Nickerson Cemetery under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

        In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Children’s Miracle Network.

 

 

 

Obituary- Ray Dean Frieze

 

   Ray Dean Frieze, Verona, MO, son of John Raymond and Alice (Hardin) Frieze, was born April 4, 1939 at Viola, MO and passed away on May 19, 2010, at Cox Monett at the age of 71.

   Ray was a lifelong resident of the area, a factory worker and farmer.

   Ray was preceded in death by his parents; ex-wife, Lois Frieze; one brother, Donnie Frieze; five sisters, Loretta Frieze, Esther Hagar, Audrey Wilson, Muriel Pendergrass and Mildred Eskew.

   Ray is survived by five sons, Billy Frieze of Monett, Darrell Frieze of Monett, Richard Frieze of Monett, Antonio “Tony” Frieze of Verona and Steve Frieze of Willard; two daughters, Susan Phillips of Monett and Sandra Culver of Verona; one brother, Carl Frieze of Monett; two sisters, Connie Reser of Crane and Juanita Smith of Marionville; three grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends

   Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, May 24, 2010 at Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane with Rodney McCann officiating. Burial was in Yocum Pond Cemetery, Reeds Spring under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

  

 

 

Obituary-Alice DeViney

 

   Alice DeViney, Reeds Spring, Mo, Daughter of John and Anna (Miller) Boland, was born July 22, 1921, in Renova, Pennsylvania and passed away on May 18, 2010, at Table Rock Healthcare, Kimberling City at the age of 88.

   Alice had been living in Reeds Spring for the past six years having come from Harmonsburg, Pennsylvania. Alice was a retired sales clerk and attended the Kimberling City United Methodist Church.

   Survivors include one sister Catherine M. Dowling of Reeds Spring, MO and a host of other relatives and friends.

   Services were held on Tuesday May 25, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the Stumpff Chapel-South, Kimberling City with Reverend Sue Ewan Officiating.

    

 

 

Obituary- Opal Lavon “Short” Wilkes

 

   Opal Lavon “Short” Wilkes, Galena, MO, daughter of Ora and Thelma “Cutbirth” Short, was born August 27, 1932 at Galena, MO. and passed away May 18, 2010 in Springfield, MO. at the age of 77.

   Opal had lived in the area for the past 23 years having moved here from Kansas City, MO. She was a homemaker and a member of the Christian Union Horsecreek Church in Galena.

   Opal was preceded in death by her husband Walter.

   Survivors include: two brothers, Sam Short and wife Doris of Republic, MO and Bill Short of Crane; two sisters, Ruth Baker of Springfield, MO and Peggy Jones and husband Archie of Crane; and a host of other relatives and friends.

   Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 20, 2010 at Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane with Archie Jones Officiating. Burial was in the Galena Cemetery, Galena under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home.

   In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude.     

 

 

 

Obituary – Harry B. Smith

 

   Harry B. Smith, Hurley, MO, Son of William and Johnnie (Tipper) Smith, was born December 15, 1922 at New Prospect, AL and passed away May 16, 2010 at the age of 87.

   Harry had called the area home for the past 45 years having come from Ava, MO. Harry was a retired tour bus driver, loved fishing, bluegrass music, fox hunting and enjoyed gardening. At one time in his life he had three gardens with thirty rows of potatoes, which he plowed with a mule named Cocoa. Harry attended the Hurley Baptist Church.

   Harry was preceded in death by his parents.

   Survivors include: his wife Earnestine Smith of Hurley; one son Larry Smith and wife Jean of Columbus, GA; three daughters, Linda Conrad and husband Bob of fair Grove, Mo, Michel Gideon and husband Bob of Hurley, MO, and Elaine Albright and husband William of Halltown, MO; one sister Willene McCollum of Oxford, MS; six grandchildren, Christian Conrad and Wife Stephanie, Jennifer Morris and husband Brent, Laura Gatton and Husband Randy, Will Gideon, Emily Albright and Kathryn Albright; five great grandchildren, Audrey Gatton, Carson Conrad, Caitlyn Conrad, Leah Morris and Luke Morris; and a host of other relatives and friends.

   Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 20, 2010 at the Hurley Baptist Church in Hurley with Larry Winfree officiating. Burial was in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield under the direction of  Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

   Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hurley Baptist Church.    

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Russell Leroy Blair

    Russell Leroy Blair, Kimberling City, MO, son of James and Laura (Darr) Blair was born February 18, 1933 in French Lick, CA and departed this life May 11, 2010, in his home, at the age of 77.

    Russell was united in marriage to Alice White on February 18, 1956 and they had made their home in the area the past 18 years coming from Mt. Prospect, IL.  He was a retired sheet metal worker.  Russell was a U. S. Army veteran having served during the Korean War and received the National Defense Service Medal.  He was a member of the American Legion Post 69, Volture Locale 760 and the Elks Lodge.  Russell also was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church.

    Russell was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers and one sister.

    Survivors include: his wife, Alice; brother-in-law, Clifford White; nephew, Keith White and a host of friends.

    A memorial service was held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, May 17, 2010 at the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Kimberling City with Pastor Richard Futrell officiating.  Burial was at 1:00 p.m., Monday at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

    In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Dale A. Myers

    Dale A. Myers, Kimberling City, MO, son of Orson Munson Myers and Molly Elizabeth Archer Myers was born September 4, 1914 in Rock Island, IL and passed away May 10, 2010 at Tablerock Healthcare, at the age of 95.

    Dale’s family owned a jewelry store, camera shop, optometric practice and print shop.  Dale began his working life as a printer until an accident cut it—and a finger—short.  He then decided to follow in the steps of his father and brother as an optometrist.  Dale moved to Chicago to attend Northern Illinois College of Optometry, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1938.  He then moved to Cedar Rapids, IA to set up his practice in 1939.  Dale met Ardyce Muriel Hanson there and they married August 31, 1940.  He served three years in the Iowa State Guard and three more in the U. S. Army during World War II attached to the medical department in the base hospital at Camp Crowder, MO.  Afterwards, he returned to Cedar Rapids and resumed his practice for 43 years.

    Dale had many interests which included playing the saxophone and model railroading.  He ran a model railroad club for boys supported by Optimist.  Dale joined St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in 1980 and served as an elder and in other offices.  He edited the newsletter for many years.

    Dale was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ardyce in 1995 and brother, Dr. Clifford E. Myers.

    Survivors include: his daughter, Marilyn Fuqua of Eaton, CO; son, John Myers of Chicago, IL; three grandchildren, Benjamin Fogelberg, Katherine Fogelberg and Michael Myers and two great-grandchildren, Noah and Joshua.

    A memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 13, 2010 at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Kimberling City with Rev. Kimberly Cunningham officiating.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

    In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 30 James River Rd., Kimberling City, MO 65686.

 

Obituary – Dolly Edith Byrom

    Dolly Edith Byrom, Cape Fair, MO, daughter of Lewis and Suzanne (Clark) Blair was born April 21, 1909 in Reeds Spring, MO and departed this life May 11, 2010, in Aurora Nursing Home, at the age of 101.

    Dolly was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of the area.  She was a member of the Cape Fair Church of Christ.

    Dolly was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Otto; daughter, Wanda L. Gold; granddaughter, Karen Gold; 5 brothers and 5 sisters.

    Survivors include: two sons, Dean Byrom of Cape Fair and Bob R. Byrom of Aurora; one daughter, Sue Fulp and husband, Gary of Aurora; son-in-law, Archie Gold of Crane; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 14, 2010 at Cape Fair Church of Christ with Johnny Arnold officiating.  Burial was in Cape Fair Cemetery under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home-Crane.

        In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Fair Haven Children’s Home, Strafford, MO.

 

 

Obituary – Nicky Ray Miller

    Nicky Ray Miller, Reeds Spring, MO, son of A. J. and Marie (Holt) Miller was born March 1, 1960 in Branson, MO and departed this life May 8, 2010, at the age of 50.

    Nicky was a lifelong resident of the area.  He was of the Pentecostal faith.

    Nicky was preceded in death by his father, A.J. Miller; brother, A. J. Miller, Jr. and sister, Georgia Ann Miller.

    Survivors include: his mother, Marie Cassingham of Reeds Spring; daughter, Nicole Ashley Miller of Kimberling City; brother, Rick Miller and wife, Leslie of Spokane and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City with Rev. Norman Culbertson officiating.  Burial was in Nickerson Cemetery under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

    

 

Obituary – Jimmy Lee Eutsler

    Jimmy Lee Eutsler, Galena, MO, son of Earl and Ruby (Coker) Eutsler, was born September 18, 1940 near Hurley, MO and passed from this life into the arms of his Savior, May 6, 2010, following heart surgery, at the age of 69.

    Jim was a lifelong resident of Stone County. He owned and operated Eutsler Body Shop in Galena.  Jim was a faithful member of Agape Life Fellowship Church in Springfield.

    Jim was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Margaret and son, Ritchie.

    Survivors include: his wife, Rhonda, whom he married March 23, 1990; his children and grandchildren, Darla and Rick Stumpff of Galena and children, Gregory, Timothy and Michelle and Cal Adkins and their daughter, Mikayla; Dana and Brian Moomey of Mt. Vernon and children, Caleb and Danielle; Rick and Dana Eutsler of Galena and  children, Andy and Corey Eutsler and Ryan and Randall Scott; Wendy Eutsler of Republic and children, Melanie, Scott and Austin; Danny and Brandi McIntosh of Clever     and children, Jake and Jaci; Scott and Jodi McIntosh of  Galena and son, Brody; brothers and sisters, Raymond and Janice Eutsler of Billings; Robert and Karen Eutsler of Crane; Roy and Beverly Eutsler of Crane; Donnie and Linda Eutsler of Clever; David and Linda Eutsler of Billings and Carol Sue and Marty Schwartz of Aurora and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 10, 2010 at the First Baptist Church in Crane with Pastor Twila Davis and Pastor Randall Daum officiating.  Burial was in Yocum Pond Cemetery, Reeds Spring under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

        In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Eutsler Childrens Trust Fund.

 

 

Obituary – Darlene Jane Paez

    Darlene Jane Paez, Reeds Spring, MO, daughter of Kenneth and Viona (Neil) Hale was born March 9, 1935 in Kansas City, MO and departed this life May 6, 2010, in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, MO, at the age of 75.

    Darlene was a restaurant owner and had lived in the area the past 17 years coming from St. Joseph, MO.  She was of the Baptist faith.

    Darlene was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Dolores Jean Stone and Deanna Joyce Vermillion.

    Survivors include: three daughters, Vicki Darlene Fuller of Atlanta, GA, Karen Gem Ellison and husband, John of Rushville, MO and Tracie Elaine Bewley of Reeds Spring; one brother, Kenneth John Hale, Jr. of Richmond, MO; 7 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

    A memorial service was held at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, May 8, 2010 at Stumpff Chapel-South, Kimberling City with Jerry Jenkins officiating.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Weldon “Grover” Hatcher

    Weldon “Grover” Hatcher, Reeds Spring, MO, son of J. W. and Lizzie (Horn) Hatcher was born October 27, 1939 in Reeds Spring, MO and departed this life May 1, 2010, in his home, at the age of 70.

    Grover was united in marriage to Dona Blandin on December 6, 1971.  He was a truck driver and a lifelong resident of the area.

    Survivors include: his mother, Lizzie Mae Hatcher of Lamar; wife, Dona of Reeds Spring; two sons, Shawn Joe Hatcher of Reeds Spring and Hoby Johnson and wife, Mandi of Galena; one daughter, Ramona Miner and husband, John of Ozark; sister, Joyce Branstetter and husband, Robert of Reeds Spring; aunt, Juanita Yocum and husband, Lester; 11 grandchildren, Megan, Tess, Taylor, Logan and Bailey Miner, Dalton and Colton Pomeroy, Brooklyn Johnson, Marissa and Marainna Hatcher and Rayleigh Bevelot; niece, Jeanette Carrier and husband, James; nephew, Mark Hatcher and wife, Allie and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at Stumpff Chapel-South, Kimberling City with Johnnie Holt officiating.  Burial was in Nickerson Cemetery under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

     

 

 

Obituary – Geraldine A. Smith

Geraldine A. Smith, 92, dearly beloved Wife, Mother, and Grandmother of  Shell Knob, MO,  passed into the gentle arms of our Lord on 28 April 2010 attended by family.    

Mrs. Smith was born on 29 December 1917 in Rising Sun, IN, to parents Frank and Alma Fish, graduating from high school in Watseka, II and from Millikin University in Decatur, IL with an Associate’s degree.   

She married Howard C. Smith in 1942 and before moving to Missouri in 1972 lived much of her life in Decatur, IL with her husband and sons.  Her greatest loves in life were her sons and granddaughters, and her fuzzy dog and cat friends.  In addition to being a devoted mother, homemaker and wife, she was a skilled gardener and loved the plants and trees of the Ozarks.

She was preceded in death by husband Howard Smith in 1995 and brother Leroy ‘Bud’ Fish in 2007.  She is survived by sister Evelyn Fish of Congress, AZ, sons Douglas Smith of Shell Knob, MO and Dale Smith and family of Mansfield, TX, granddaughters Christine Bell of San Antonio, TX, Sherry Gardner, and great-granddaughters Amber and Amanda Gardner of Mansfield, TX.

Mrs. Smith will be laid to rest with her husband at a private ceremony at the National Cemetery in Fayetteville, AR. Arrangements are under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City, MO.  The family suggests that memorials be made to the First Responders of Shell Knob, MO, and wishes to gratefully acknowledge the loving care of the staff of Table Rock Health Care Nursing Home of Kimberling City, MO.  

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Judy Kay Robbins

    Judy Kay Robbins, Kirbyville, MO, daughter of Walter and Phyllis (Henderson) Blair was born December 7, 1970 in Springfield, MO and went to be with Our Lord and Savior on April 24, 2010, after a courageous battle with cancer, at the age of 39.

    Judy was united in marriage to Robert Lewis Robbins on July 27, 1996 and from this union, Judy was blessed with two angels, Kathryn Ann Robbins and Robert Lewis Robbins, Jr.  She was a graduate of Reeds Spring High School and Missouri College of Cosmetology in Springfield.  Judy was an employee of Wal-Mart in Branson and a member of Faith Fellowship Pentecostal Church in Reeds Spring.

    Survivors include: her husband, Robert Lewis Robbins of the home; daughter, Kathryn Robbins of the home; son, Bobby Robbins of the home; mother, Phyllis Henderson Blair of Reeds Spring; brother, Ronald Blair and wife, Tammy of Spokane; sister, Mary Ann Keeland and husband, Doug of Lampe; her husband’s parents, Robert and Carolyn Robbins of Kirbyville; two sister-in-laws, Cathy Dills and husband, Jerry and Debbie Moore and husband, Mark; nieces and nephews, Jon Blair, Laken Perkins, Chance and Rebecca Blair, Cody and Glen Kingsley, Allison and Kyle Carr, Tommy Wallace, Maggie Moore, Carly, Jessie and Greg Keeland; great nephew, Wyatt Blair and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at Hilltop Full Gospel Church, Spokane with Rev. Mary Ann Keeland officiating.  Burial was in Eisenhour Cemetery under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

     In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Catherine L. Hill

    Catherine L. Hill, Kimberling City, MO, daughter of Norman and Betty (Smalley) Miller was born September 20, 1951 in Bloomington, IL and departed this life April 23, 2010, in her home, at the age of 58.

    Catherine was a homemaker and had lived in the area the past 31 years coming from Rantoul, IL. 

    Survivors include: her father, Norman Miller of Kimberling City; mother, Betty Cler of Kimberling City; son, Marty R. Hill and wife, Angie of Kimberling City; three grandchildren, Austin L. Hill, Dakota J. Richards and Mercedes D. Griffin and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Graveside services were held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at Springfield National Cemetery with Rev. Nick Smith officiating under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Stephanie Michelle Fuller

    Stephanie Michelle Fuller, Lampe, MO, was born December 6, 1976 in Springfield, MO and departed this life April 22, 2010 in Skaggs Community Hospital, Branson, MO, at the age of 33.

    Stephanie had worked at the Cracker Barrel Restaurant in Branson as a server.  She was a lifelong resident of the area.

    Survivors include: her mother, Mary Fuller of Lampe; one brother, Justin Fuller of Lampe; one sister, Misty Lewis of Sevierville, TN and a host of other relatives and friends.

    No services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

    Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday at the funeral home.

 

 

Obituary – Perry W. Benson

    Perry W. Benson, Reeds Spring, MO, son of William and Roberta (Lewallen) Benson was born September 22, 1957 in Branson, MO and departed this life April 20, 2010 at Tablerock Healthcare, Kimberling City, MO at the age of 52.

    Perry was a rock mason and a lifelong resident of the area.  He was a true friend and a man of his word.  Perry had a heart of gold and will be deeply missed but never forgotten. 

    Survivors include: his parents, William and Roberta Benson of Reeds Spring; his wife, Tammy of the home; two sons, Randy Benson and Louie Benson both of Reeds Spring; one sister, Becky Holt of Cape Fair; 1 granddaughter, Chastity and a host of other relatives and friends.

    No services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

    A memorial fund has been set up at Stone County National Bank.

 

 

 

Obituary – John G. Dever

    John G. Dever, Lampe, MO, son of John and Irene (Bennecke) Dever was born January 3, 1934 in Chicago, IL and departed this life April 20, 2010 in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, MO, at the age of 76.

    John was a retired railroad worker and had lived in the area the past 15 years coming from Chicago, IL.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of Our Lady of the Cove Catholic Church in Kimberling City.

    John was preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Wilma.

    Survivors include: his wife, Mildred “Millie” of the home; son, William Dever of Chicago, IL; 3 grandchildren, Haley, Scott and William Dever all of Chicago, IL; 1 adopted granddaughter, Cati Schomaker of Lampe and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 23, 2010 at Our Lady of the Cove Catholic Church, Kimberling City with Father Joseph Liem officiating under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

    Visitation will be Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with rosary at 10:30 at the church.

    In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.

 

 

Obituary – Agnes Jean Kildau

    Agnes Jean Kildau, Lampe, MO, daughter of Roswell and Marjorie (Owen) Silvers was born August 19, 1926 in Lombard, IL and departed this life April 16, 2010 in Skaggs Community Hospital, Branson, MO, at the age of 83.

    Agnes was united in marriage to Raymond Kildau on November 25, 1964 and they had made their home in the area the past 21 years coming from Lombard, IL. 

    Agnes was preceded in death by her parents and son, Wayne R. Jones.

    Survivors include: her husband, Raymond of the home; two sons, John Jones and wife, Lili of Billings and Raymond J. Kildau of Sheridan, WY; one daughter, Lorrie Geiss and husband, Mark of Sheridan, WY; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

    No services are planned at this time.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

 

Obituary – Joan Joyce Hughes

    Joan Joyce Hughes, Nixa, MO, daughter of Edward and Francis (O’Connor) Cooper was born July 8, 1937 in Sacramento, CA and departed this life April 16, 2010, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, MO, at the age of 72.

    Joan was a retired accountant and had lived in the area the past 35 years coming from Augsburg, Germany.  She was a member of the Eastern Star.

    Survivors include: her husband, Bob of the home; three sons, Allen Wilson and wife, Joy of Crane, Marty Wilson of Cape Fair and Don Gimlen of Ridgedale; one daughter, Virginia Gimlen of San Diego, CA; two brothers, Roy Lowery and Paul Lowery both of Sacramento, CA; one sister, Bea Lowery of Sacramento, CA; 10 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Graveside services were held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 22, 2010 at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield with Brad Hudson officiating under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

    In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association.

 

 

 

Obituary – Margaret Elizabeth Tuckness

    Margaret Elizabeth Tuckness, Crane, MO, daughter of Emmett and Fanny (Rickman) Peters was born May 4, 1917 in Stone County, MO and departed this life April 11, 2010 in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, MO, at the age of 92.

     Margaret was a retired nurse and a lifelong resident of the area.  She was a member of the Eastern Star and a member of the First Baptist Church.

    Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dal and brother, W. A. Peters.

    Survivors include: two nephews, Owen Goble of Nixa and Charlie Peters of Crane and a host of friends.

    A memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane with Larry Winfree officiating.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, Hurley, MO.

 

 

 

 

Obituary – William Robert “Billy Bob” Jones

    William Robert “Billy Bob” Jones, Marionville, MO, son of Charlie and Minnie (Thomas) Jones was born March 19, 1931 in Galena, MO and departed this life April 13, 2010 at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, MO, at the age of 79.

    Billy Bob was united in marriage to Betty Jennings on October 7, 1950 and he was a lifelong resident of the area.  Billy Bob was saved and filled with the Holy Ghost at Horney Buck Church in 1956.  He was a minister for over 50 years, preaching at the Horse Creek Church for the past 9 years. Billy Bob passed away reading his Bible.

    A quote by a neighbor said it best, Billy Bob was not just a good man, he was a great man.

    Billy Bob was preceded in death by his parents; one son, William Rodney Jones; two sisters, Avis Henry and Anna Mae Blair and a brother-in-law, James Jennings.

    Survivors include: his wife, Betty; two daughters, Linda Eutsler and husband, David of Billings, Roberta French and husband, Ron of Aurora; three brothers, Archie Jones and  wife, Peggy, Charles Jones and wife, Patricia and Jerry Jones and wife, Patti; two sisters, Phyllis Carver and husband, Adrian and Rosemary Lafferty; 6 grandchildren, Rodney Jones and wife, Christy, Jeremy Jones, Jessica Jones, Julie Jones, Katina McKeever and husband, Dalton and Tonya Hammons and husband, Jason; 6 great-grandchildren, Mariah Jones, Michelle Jones, Rodney Jones, Jr., Skylar McKeever, Makayla McKeever and Sawyer Jones; 2 step-great grandsons, Nick McKeever and Zackery Thomas; 4 brother-in-laws, Robert E. Jennings and wife, Madge, Thomas H. Jennings and wife, Delores, Jackie Jennings and wife, Karen and Gary Jennings and wife, Velvet; 1 sister-in-law, Patricia Jennings Jones and husband, Charles.  Jackie, Gary and Patricia were taken into Billy Bob’s home and raised like his own children.

     Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 16, 2010 at Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane with Brad Hudson officiating.  Burial was in Galena Cemetery under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

        In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

 

 

Obituary – Leonard G. Seward

    Leonard G. Seward, Reeds Spring, MO, son of George and Oma (Jones) Seward was born June 24, 1939 in Oilton, OK and departed this life, April 12, 2010, in Golden Living Center, Branson, MO, at the age of 70.

    Leonard had lived in the area the past 7 years coming from Ponca City, OK and was a retired construction worker.    He was a religious man and held a firm belief in God.

    Survivors include: one son, Ray Seward of Ponca City, OK; one daughter, Marcia Seward of Reeds Spring; five brothers, Earnest of Ponca City, OK, Bill and John both of Maxville, KS, Wayne of Stafford, KS and Jim of Bartlesville, OK; one sister, Juanita Dixon of Okemah, OK; 6 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends.

    No services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City, MO.

 

 

Obituary – Dennis Monroe Waughtal

    Dennis Monroe Waughtal, Branson, MO, son of Kenneth and Arlene (Cooper) Waughtal, was born July 24, 1940 in Mason City, IA and departed this life April 12, 2010, in his home, at the age of 69.

    Dennis had lived in the area the past three years coming from Weslaco, TX.  He was a retired sales representative for Graphic Arts and had worked for Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, NY.  Dennis was a member of the Masonic Lodge #145 in Mason City, IA and a member of the Shriners in Corpus Christy/McAllen, TX. 

    Survivors include: his mother, Arlene of Weslaco, TX; wife, Maebeth of the home; son, Kenneth Allan Waughtal of Franklin, OH; daughters, Susan Arlene Berryhill of Branson, MO and Katherine Mary Waughtal of Lawrenceburg, KY; brothers, James C. Waughtal of Weslaco, TX and Steven Paul Waughtal of Magnolia, TX; 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

    A memorial service was held at 4:00 p.m., Friday, April 16, 2010 at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 30 James River Road, Kimberling City, MO.   Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City, MO.

    In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to St. Andrew Presbyterian Church.

 

 

Obituary – Thomas John Weyers

    Thomas John Weyers, Kimberling City, MO, son of Francis and Margaret (Jennings) Weyers was born June 8, 1922 in Chicago, IL and departed this life April 10, 2010, in Ozark Mountain Regional Healthcare, Crane, MO, at the age of 87.

    Thomas was united in marriage to Mary Helen Spahn on December 28, 1944 and they had made their home in the area the past 9 years coming from Central Point, OR.  He was a retired telephone and teletype repairman.  Thomas served in the U. S. Navy as a Fire Controlman from 1941-1945.  He was a member of Our Lady of the Cove Catholic Church.

    Thomas was preceded in death by his parents; son, Mark Kevin Weyers and daughter, Suzanne Weyers.

    Survivors include: his wife, Mary of Kimberling City; four sons, Timothy F. Weyers of Kimberling City, Terry Weyers of Shady Cove, OR, Michael Thomas Weyers of Gold Hill, OR and Joseph G. Weyers of Kimberling City; four daughters, Linda Watson of Central Point, OR, Rita Mary Gritmacher of Newton, KS, Maureen Ann Mitchell of Holland, PA and Cathy Kuntz of Crystal Lake, IL; two brothers, Richard Weyers of Englewood, FL and Bobby Weyers of Chicago, IL; one sister, Margarette Mary Weyers of Chicago, IL; 21 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at Our Lady of the Cove Catholic Church, Kimberling City with Father Joseph Liem officiating under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.   

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

 

 

 

Obituary – Robert Hardin Smith

    Robert Hardin Smith, Branson West, MO, son of Norman and Nancy (Hardin) Smith was born February 19, 1959 in Prescott, AR and departed this life April 8, 2010, in his home, at the age of 51.

    Robert had lived in the area the past 9 years coming from Little Rock, AR and had worked as an attorney.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kimberling City.

    Robert was preceded in death by his father and son, Brandon Keith Smith.

    Survivors include: his mother, Nancy Smith of Yellville, AR; wife, Stephanie of the home; son, Stephen Taylor Smith of the home; daughter, Toni J. Talley of Branson West; two sisters, Melanie Gray of Mountain Home, AR and Stephanie Vowell of Benton, AR; 4 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

   A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at the First Baptist Church of Kimberling City with Jim Evans and James Talley officiating under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

    The family has requested in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Arkansas Children’s Hospital or Make-A-Wish Foundation.

 

 

Obituary – Phyllis Orr

    Phyllis Orr, Aurora, MO, daughter of Herman and Lorene (Hicks) Cutbirth was born March 8, 1949 in Stone County, MO, and departed this life April 6, 2010 in Ozark Mountain Regional Healthcare, Crane, MO, at the age of 61.

    Phyllis was a lifelong resident of the area.  She had worked at Shepherd of Hills in Branson as an entertainer and was a volunteer for Oats.

    Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Edward Cutbirth and Roy Cutbirth and sister, Reba Smith.

    Survivors include: two sons, Denny (Sheila) Stults and Danny (Karol) Stults; one daughter, Rhonda (Jay) Hobbs; five brothers, Ronnie (Ruth) Cutbirth, Herman Lee (Vicki) Cutbirth, Lewis (Beverly) Cutbirth, Terry (Annette) Cutbirth and Cecil (Karen) Cutbirth; three sisters, Kay Jones, Kathy (Roy) Hopkins and Mary Jane (Bruce) Richardson; 8 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

        No services are planned.  Cremation, following the visitation, will be under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Jack Dale Hurst

    Jack Dale Hurst, Galena, MO, was born March 29, 1943 in Hoopeston, IL and departed this life April 3, 2010, in his home, at the age of 67.

    Jack had lived in the area the past 9 years coming from Fort Lauderdale, FL.  He was a retired police officer and a U. S. Army veteran.

    Jack was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Janis.

    Survivors include: one sister, Pat Wallen of Avon, IN and a host of friends.

    No services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

Obituary – Robert Thomas Crume

    Robert Thomas Crume, Marionville, MO, son of Earnest and Inez (Coin) Crume was born August 14, 1934 in Stone County, MO and departed this life April 5, 2010, in his home, at the age of 75.

    Robert was a farmer and had lived in the area since 1970 coming from Fontana, CA.  He was a member of the Corner Stone Church of God.

   Robert was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Sally Jo Mills Crume and step-daughter, Deloria Flood.

    Survivors include: his wife, Louise of the home; one son, Robert Crume, Jr. and wife, Yong of Aurora; one daughter, Sandra King and husband, Ralph of Crane; three step-daughters, Janice Gamble of Republic, Rowena Flood and husband, Rick of Highlandville and Yvette Pendleton and husband, Scott of Marionville; one brother, Earnest Crume, Jr. of Crane; four sisters, Betty Little and husband, J. B. of Galena, Bonnie Branstetter and husband, Speedy of Hollister, Mary Mears of Springfield and Ima Jean Bunch of Abesville; 14 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Funeral services were be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 8, 2010 at Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane with Chuck Dunn and Dwight Crume officiating.  Burial was in Yocum Pond Cemetery, Reeds Spring under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

     

 

 

Obituary – Kelly D. Mease

    Kelly D. Mease, Alexandria, VA, son of Jim and Deborah (Riott) Mease was born October 3, 1963 in Springfield, MO, and departed this life, March 30, 2010, at the age of 46.

    Kelly had lived in Alexandria the last 2 years moving from Syracuse, NY.  He graduated from Indiana University and received a bachelor’s degree.  Kelly loved horses and all animals, especially his dog, Artemis.  He enjoyed reading books on history and loved watching basketball on TV.  Kelly was a U. S. Army veteran.

    Survivors include: his father, Jim Mease and wife, Fern of Cape Fair; mother, Deborah Foley of Galena; partner-in-life, Jeremy Brunson of Alexandria, VA; brother, Caleb Mease and wife, Jara of Hurley; two sisters, Shelly Bayird of Lebanon and Jamie Tabor and husband, Ryan of Hurley; maternal grandmother, Louise Riott of Galena; 4 nieces, 3 nephews; 1 great niece and a host of friends.

    Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 3, 2010 at Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane with Jane Bechle officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Memorial Lawn Cemetery.

   

 

 

Obituary – Doris Ellen Lee

    Doris Ellen Lee, Crane, MO, daughter of James and Lula (King) Logan was born March 5, 1921 in Stone County, MO and departed this life April 1, 2010 in her home, at the age of 89.

    Doris was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of the area.  She graduated from Crane High School in 1939.  Doris enjoyed gardening, quilting and fishing. She read her Bible and prayed for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, by name, on a daily basis.  Doris kept a journal of her life for over 20 years, listing everything from the number of fish caught on a particular day, the weather, lake levels and the number of hours she spent hand quilting.

    Survivors include: one son, Jimmy Lee and wife, Becky of Queretaro, Mexico; two daughters, Deloris McClure and husband, dean of Brasilia, Brazil and Elaine Terrey and husband, Mark of Crane, MO; one brother, Harold Logan of Marionville, MO; five sisters, Freda Houser of Crane, MO, Velma Evans of Central Valley, CA, Mary May of Cape Fair, MO, Gertie Custer of Crane, MO and Joan Steele of Crane. MO; 12 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

   Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 5, 2010 at Crane Bible Baptist Church with Eli Harju and Bob Sharp officiating.  Burial was in Short Cemetery, Hurley, MO under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

       In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Hospice Compassus.

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Wilma Maxine Davisson

    Wilma Maxine Davisson, Kimberling City, MO, was born October 17, 1927 in Steelville, MO to Charles and Irene Ray.  She passed away March 29, 2010 at Skaggs Hospital in Branson, MO.

    Survivors include: her husband of 64 years, Bernard H. Davisson of Branson West, MO; sister, Lois and husband, Kenneth Hatcher of Franklin, TN and sister, Charlotte and husband, Jack Key of Lampe, MO and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

    Wilma was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Robert; an infant; sister, Bonnie Hatcher; brothers-in-law, David Hatcher and Donald Lewis Martin and niece, Candace Sue Halbert.

    Bernard and Wilma never had any children of their own but enjoyed all the nieces and nephews and hundreds of children throughout the United States, wherever they lived.   Wilma was like a magnet to children.  She so enjoyed the two years they lived in Newfoundland where she taught kindergarten.  She held Vacation Bible Schools on the Indian reservations in Arizona and while living in Hawaii taught Vacation Bible School and Sunday school there.  Wherever they lived, Wilma had a Sunday school class or missionettes and was still hearing from some of her students.  She was especially interested in missions and was a mission correspondent for her local church before she became too ill to continue.

    Wilma will be greatly missed for her sweet smile and loving ways.

    Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at Ozark Mountain Assembly of God in Kimberling City with Pastor Johnson officiating.  Interment was at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield at a later date under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

        The family has requested in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Mission Fund at Ozark Mountain Assembly of God.

 

 

 

Obituary – Bessie Jean Standridge Gallmeister

    Bessie Jean Standridge Gallmeister, Springfield, MO, daughter of Iva Amanda Standridge Tuttle and the step-daughter of Seth T. Tuttle was born February 14, 1929 in Stone County, MO and departed this life March 26, 2010 in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, MO, at the age of 81.

    Jean was raised in Galena, MO and became a resident of California in her late teens.  She worked a lifelong career as a proofreader for a check company in California.  Jean was a member of the First Baptist Church in Springfield, MO.

    Jean was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Vern Gallmeister.

    Jean is survived by family and many friends who dearly loved her.  She never met a stranger and will be greatly missed.

    Graveside services to be announced at a later date.  Cremation was under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

 

 

 

Obituary – Ella Lewis

    Ella Lewis, Galena, MO, daughter of Jacob and Sara Williams was born April 2, 1913 in Des Moines, IA and departed this life March 25, 2010 in Skaggs Community Hospital, Branson, MO, at the age of 96.

   Ella was a homemaker and had lived in the area the past 7 years coming from Turney, MO.  She was of the Baptist faith.

   Ella was preceded in death by her parents and son, Robert Rotan.

   Survivors include: one daughter, Florence Foster and husband, Jack of Galena; 6 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren and a host of friends.

    No local services are planned.  Arrangements were under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

Obituary – Ronald Jack Estes, Sr.

    Ronald Jack Estes, Sr., Galena, MO, son of John and Leila (Fox) Estes was born November 5, 1946 in Fort Worth, TX and departed this life March 23, 2010 in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, MO, at the age of 63.

    Ronald had lived in the area the past 12 years coming from Winslow, IN.  He had worked as a police officer for the City of Galena.  Ronald was a member of the Masonic Lodge, National Rife Association, American Red Cross, Fraternal Order of Police and the Commission of Law Enforcement Standards and Education.  He served in the U. S. Navy as a Chief Petty Officer, was a POW in Vietnam and a member of the Fleet Reserve Association.

    Survivors include: one son, Ronald Jack Estes, Jr. and wife, Christine of Rockaway Beach; one sister, Lee Click and husband, Reed of Forsyth; three grandchildren, John Anthony Estes, Christian Michael Mackey and Rachel Leann Thomas; two nieces, Stephanie St. Clair and husband, Matt and Kristi Click and a host of other relatives and friends.

    A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 27, 2010 at Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane with Bruce Belin officiating.  Burial was at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 26, 2010 at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

        In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to the Vietnam Veterans Association.

 

 

Obituary – Russell Lee Kastorff

    Russell Lee Kastorff, Reeds Spring, MO, son of Earl and Viola (Miller) Kastorff was born September 23, 1939 in Watertown, WI and departed this life March 21, 2010, in Ozark Mountain Regional Healthcare, Crane, MO, at the age of 70.

    Russell had lived in the area since 1989 coming from Atlanta, IL.  Before retiring, he was an owner of a convenience store.  Russell was a U. S. Air Force veteran.

    Russell was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Ronald.

    Survivors include: his wife, Mildred “Millie” of the home; two sons, Mark and wife, Kim of Bloomington, IL and Steven and wife, Beth of Geneseo, IL; one daughter, Sandi Rakestraw and husband, John of Shell Knob; 8 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

    No services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Edna Myrtle Owens

    Edna Myrtle Owens, Reeds Spring, MO, daughter of John and Alice (Lyles) Teague was born July 4, 1917 in Reeds Spring, MO and went home to be with her Lord and Savior on March 19, 2010, at the age of 92 years, 8 months and 15 days.

    Edna was united in marriage to Delmar “Doc” McCrorey on June 10, 1931 and to this union was born seven children.  After the death of her first husband, Edna married Lee Owens and to this union was born two children.

    Although Edna worked outside the home at various jobs during her lifetime, her greatest joy was in fulfilling her role as wife, mother and homemaker.  Edna was a committed Christian of the Pentecostal faith.

    Edna was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers; three sisters and two daughters, Wilda Lea McCrorey and Mamie Garner.

    Survivors include: two sons, Denny McCrorey and wife, Kay of Crane and Danny McCrorey and wife, Dolores of Galena; one step-son, Lowell Owens and wife, Evon of Springdale, AR; five daughters, Patsey Clevenger of Reeds Spring, Wilma Hudson and husband, Alva of Reeds Spring, Wilda Gilmore and husband, Doug of Nixa, Trudy Manning and husband, Dave of Nixa and Judy Navarro and husband, Mike of Diamond; one step-daughter, Betty Ross of Springdale, AR; 23 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

   Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane with Rev. Jack Keithley and Kurt McCrorey officiating.  Burial was in Yocum Pond Cemetery, Reeds Spring under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

     

 

 

Obituary – Larry “Bill” Eby

    Larry “Bill” Eby, Galena, MO, son of Emmitt and Eura (Donaghue) Eby was born August 14, 1949 in Galena, MO, and departed this life March 15, 2010, in his home, at the age of 60.

    Bill was a carpenter and a lifelong resident of the area.  He was a U. S. Army veteran.

    Bill was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gene and sister, Inez Jones.

    Survivors include: one son, Brian (Brandy) Eby of Ozark; three daughters, Billi Jo Tucker, Lisa (David) Rice and Jennifer Stepp all of Galena; one brother, Mike (Sandy) Eby of Kimberling City; four sisters, Una Eby of Galena, Mary Eby of Galena, Patrica Jones of Ozark and Suzie (Larry) Holt of Oldfield; 10 grandchildren, Jeffrey Tucker, Chris Tucker, Courtney Tucker, Cassie Tucker, Steven Moore, T. J. Steep, Samantha Stepp, Tristan Rice, Abby Rice and Maggie Eby and a host of other relatives and friends.

    A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 27, 2010 at the First Baptist Church in Spokane.  Cremation was under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Sheri Ann Hattrup

    Sheri Ann Hattrup, Crane, MO, daughter of Horace and Kathryn (Lau) Conway, was born June 8, 1961 in Silverbrook Gardens, DE and departed this life March 12, 2010, in her home, at the age of 48.

    Sheri had lived in the area the past 9 years coming from San Diego, CA.  She worked at Silver Dollar City in the cafeteria.  Sheri was of the Catholic faith.

    Survivors include: one son, David Conway and wife, Karma of El Cajon, CA; two grandchildren, David Charles Conway, Jr. and Robert Warren Keith Conway and a host of other relatives and friends.

    A memorial service was held on Friday, March 19, 2010 at a friend’s home.  Cremation was under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

 

 

Obituary – Elbridge “Buzz” Crockett

    Elbridge “Buzz” Crockett, Kimberling City, MO, son of Elbridge and Anna (Slagle) Crockett was born February 8, 1933 in Springfield, MO and departed this life March 17, 2010, in Christian Healthcare of Springfield, at the age of 77.

    Buzz was a lifelong resident of the area and worked for Kraft Foods.  He was a member of the Kimberling City Elks Lodge and the Country Club.  Buzz was a U. S. Army veteran having served from 1953-1955.  In his free time, Buzz loved golfing and fishing.

    Buzz was preceded in death by his parents; step-daughter, Geri Schaeffer two sisters, Winnie Snow and Eva Winn and two brothers, Milburn “Pud” Crockett and William Crockett.

    Survivors include: his wife, Betty; three daughters, Stella and (Rusty) Crewse, Laura and (Jim)  Blansit, Lisa and (Steve) Welko; two sons, Michael and (Patricia) Draut and David and (Kitty) Draut; three sisters, Veta Gillenwaters Braun, Betty Sue Roark and Alma Montgomery; 17 grandchildren, Russell Crewse, Beth Crewse, Jennifer Blansit, Morgan Blansit, Christy and (Dayne) Bohensteihl, Lisa and (Brian) Brooks, Michael and (Stacy) Draut, Nikki and (Phillip) Sharp, Heather and (Tony) Mitchell, T. J. and (Amber) Schaeffer, Shannon and (Michael) Goss, Craig and (Katie) Welko, Tara Welko, Jason and (Carina) Draut, Amy and (Gordon) Crampton, George & (Tamara)Draut, and Patrick and (Kiza) Draut; 17 great-grandchildren, David Todd Bohensteihl, Ryleigh Bohensteihl, Victoria Brooks, Erin Brooks, Alec Brooks, Michael Draut, Matthew Draut, Dustin Sharp, Anne Marie Schaeffer, Chelsea Schaeffer, Abby Schaeffer, Gage Goss, Hannah Draut, Callie Draut, Sarah Crampton, Aaron Crampton and Helen Crampton and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 20, 2010 at Stumpff Chapel-South, Kimberling City with Ted Burton officiating.  Burial was in Pinecrest Cemetery under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

        In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to the Parkinson’s Foundation.

 

 

 

Obituary – Jerry Kenneth Lawson

    Jerry Kenneth Lawson, Kimberling City, MO, son of Edwin and Agnes (Jennings) Lawson was born February 28, 1940 in Stella, MO and departed this life March 12, 2010, in his home, at the age of 70.

    Jerry was united in marriage to Helen Sullivan on May 11, 1963 and they had made their home in the area the past 24 years coming from Kansas City.

He was a delivery driver for Rodeo Meats and a U. S. Army veteran.

    Survivors include: his wife, Helen of the home; son, J. G. Benigar and wife, Donna of Lowry City; daughter, Ginger Pritchett and husband, Kermit of Nevada; 5 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

    No services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

Obituary – Zola Ruth Brawner

    Zola Ruth Brawner, Galena, MO, daughter of Troy and Pearl (Brown) Seaton was born October 9, 1915 in Taney County and departed this life March 11, 2010 in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, MO, at the age of 94.

    Zola was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Taney and Stone County.  She was united in marriage to James Brawner on May 31, 1931.  Zola was of the Pentecostal faith.

    Zola was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Brawner on August 1, 1992 and daughter, Marjorie Patrick on September 16, 1996.

    Survivors include: one son, James Jr. Brawner and wife, Pam of Galena; three daughters, Louise McCullough and husband, Garold of Aurora, Merle Saltkill of Aurora, and Rozella Rutledge of Springfield; two brothers, Arthur Elder and wife, Reva and Junior Elder and wife, Gladys all of Reeds Spring; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends.

  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 13, 2010 at Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane with Rev. Bob Allmon officiating.  Burial will be in Galena Cemetery under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

    Visitation will be from 1:00 to service time Saturday at the funeral home.

 

 

Obituary – Dennis Duane Collins

    Dennis Duane Collins, Kimberling City, MO, son of Ernest “Ray” and Dolores (Headley) Collins was born August 1, 1953 in Battlecreek, MI and departed this life March 6, 2010, in his home, at the age of 56.

    Dennis was united in marriage to Carolyn Tudor on April 28, 2002 and he had lived in the area the past 10 years coming from Elkhart, IN.  He was a bank computer program analyst and a U. S. Air Force veteran.  Dennis was a member of the Scrollsaw Assoc. of the World, National Wood Carvers, Pioneer Auto Assoc. and the Ozark Mountain Woodcarvers.   He also was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church.

    Survivors include: his parents, Ray & Dolores Collins of Elkhart, IN; his wife, Carolyn of the home; three sons, Chad Collins and fiancé, Lori Lull of Elkhart, IN, Bradley Collins and wife, Rikki of Elkhart, IN, Andy Shepherd and fiancé, Tasha Hubert of Aurora, MO; two daughters, Jennifer Collins Igney and husband, Todd of Goshen, IN, Jessica Williams and husband, Curtis of Lebanon, MO; one brother, Daryl Collins and wife, Alicia of Delaware, OH; one sister, Debra Collins of Elkhart, IN; 8 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 13, 2010 in Elkhart, IN. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at the family’s home.

    Local arrangements were under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

    In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Paralyzed Veterans of America.

 

 

Obituary – E. Wayne Blevins

    E. Wayne Blevins, age 64, of Kimberling City, MO passed away Saturday, March 6, 2010.  He fought a brave three year battle with renal cell carcinoma.  Wayne was born February 17, 1946 in Seymour, MO to Herschel and Viola (Mason) Blevins.   

    Wayne was united in marriage to Susan (Jones) in 1965 and to this union were born two children, Michael and Tia of whom he was very proud.

    Wayne retired from the Showboat Branson Belle as the First Mate in 2005.  Prior to that, his career with Pitney Bowes and Data Documents, Inc. afforded him and his family the pleasure of living in California, Minnesota and Connecticut.  He and Susan returned to the Ozarks in 1999 to live on the shoreline of Table Rock Lake.  In his retirement, Wayne was a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla # 53 in Kimberling City, MO, enjoyed bird watching and remodeling the couple’s lakeside home.

    The youngest of seven children, he was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Robert and Arnold.  He is survived by his wife Susan of 44 years; son, Michael of Kimberling City, MO; daughter, Tia Blevins of North Haven, Connecticut; two brothers, Jim of Springfield, MO, Dorsey and wife Julia of Branson, MO; two sisters, Lucille McKelvie and Velma Young of Seymour, MO; sister-in-law, Brenda and husband Bob McCulley of Mountain Grove, MO; brother-in-law, John (Bud) Jones of Springfield, MO; and dozens of nephews and nieces.

    Wayne was a very special, kind and loving man and will be sorely missed by family and friends.

  Special thanks to the staff on Five West at Cox South for the very special care given to Wayne and his family during a very difficult time.

      A Memorial service was held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City with Dr. Robert Docherty, Dennis Reilly and Scott Rust officiating. Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.  

         In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Kimberling City Area Library in Kimberling City, MO or the Humane Society of Branson Tri-Lakes area in Reeds Spring, MO.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary – June M. Tillman

    June M. Tillman, Kimberling City, MO, was born November 1, 1932 in Zafra, OK and Jesus took her home on March 2, 2010, at the age of 77.

    June was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Junior Tillman (Joe) and they are now reunited in paradise.

    It is not important how June died, but how she lived, serving her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  June will be greatly missed by her two sons, Todd Clifford Tillman and his wife, Anne Marie Tillman and Tracy Edward Tillman; three grandchildren, Drake, Drew and Natalie Tillman; two sisters, Margie Dillard and her husband, Sam and Irma Maurer and her husband, Bob; extended family, Bob Hitchcock; Bob, Karla, Bo and Chaz Pankovits; Herman, Susan and Kayla Quiroz and all who knew her.

  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 6, 2010 at Keystone Baptist Church in Reeds Spring with Pastor Jim Cantrell officiating under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

    Visitation will be from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday at the funeral home.

    In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Hospice Compassus.

 

 

Obituary – Darlene Graham

    Darlene Graham, Reeds Spring, MO, daughter of Vincent and Blanche (Howser) Wetherla was born October 12, 1927 in Kansas City, KS and departed this life February 25, 2010 in Tablerock Healthcare Center, Kimberling City, MO, at the age of 82.

    Darlene had lived in the area the past 20 years coming from Blue Springs, MO.  She had worked as the secretary to the Financial Vice President of the Kansas City Star for 38 years.

    Darlene was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul Graham; brother, John Wetherla and sisters, Rosemary May and Elizabeth Shaffer.

    Survivors include many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

    A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 6, 2010 at Stumpff Chapel-South, Kimberling City, MO with Jerry Jenkins officiating.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes. 

 

 

Obituary – Sharon Josephine Satterfield

    Sharon Josephine Satterfield, Blue Eye, MO, daughter of Frank and Margaret (Snyder) Serio, was born November 20, 1940 in Marinette, WI and departed this life February 25, 2010, in her home, at the age of 69.

    Sharon was united in marriage to Billy Satterfield on October 6, 1962 and they had made their home in the area the past four years coming from Decatur, MI.  She was of the Lutheran faith.

    Survivors include: her husband, Bill of the home; son, Jeffery Satterfield and wife, Corey of Cleveland, TX; daughter, Karen Lang and fiancé, Michael Doyle of Wilmington, IL; four grandchildren, Sharon, Shawnee, Samantha and Jessie and a host of other relatives and friends.

    No services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Brad T. Branstetter

    Brad T. Branstetter, Aurora, MO, son of Otis and Treva (Wilson) Branstetter was born September 5, 1953 in Aurora, MO and departed this life February 25, 2010, in his home, at the age of 56.

    Brad was a rancher and a lifelong resident of the area.  He was a very loving and caring person and will be greatly missed by his family.  Brad was of the Baptist faith.

    Survivors include: his mother, Treva Sparks and husband, Caleb of Crane; wife, Susie Branstetter of the home; three sons, Daren Branstetter and wife, Candy of Aurora, Brian Branstetter and wife, Lynda of Hurley and Arin Branstetter of Crane; two brothers, Otis Lee Branstetter and wife, Tonya of Crane and Steve Branstetter and wife, Georgetta of Aurora; half-sister, Sara Branstetter of Aurora; half-brother, John Branstetter of Aurora; two granddaughters, Lexie and Callie Branstetter and a host of other relatives and friends.

   Graveside services were held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 27, 2010 at Mars Hill Cemetery, Crane with Rev. Bob Allmon officiating under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

     

 

Obituary – Larry Joe Smith

    Larry Joe Smith, Crane, MO, son of Joe and Blanche (Gatton) Smith was born March 16, 1946 in Anacortes, WA and departed this life February 21, 2010 in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, MO, at the age of 63.

    Larry was a retired truck driver working for Associated Grocers for 32 years and a lifelong resident of the area.  He was a member of the Crane First Baptist Church and a U. S. Navy veteran.

    Survivors include: his mother, Blanche Clevenger and husband, Willard of Hurley; wife, Brenda Smith of the home; son, Larry Joe Smith, Jr. and wife, Tessa of Reeds Spring; daughter, Robin Cary and husband, Travis of Oak Grove, AR; brother, Randy Smith of Vilonia, AR; 4 grandchildren, Sydney Cary, Nicholas Cary, Austin Smith and Marcus Smith and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at Morning Star Baptist Church, Crane with Gary Stewart and Rob Barringer officiating.  Burial was in Nolan Cemetery under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

       The family has requested memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.

 

 

 

 

Obituary – William A. Baker

    William A. Baker, Reeds Spring, MO, son of Lynn and Ruth (Sportsman) Baker was born July 31, 1943 in Galena, MO and departed this life February 20, 2010 at Skaggs Community Hospital, Branson, MO, at the age of 66.

    William was a retired mechanic and a lifelong resident of the area.  He was a U. S. Army veteran.  William was a very caring person, would do anything for anyone and would give a friend the shirt off his back.  He was a man of great faith with a philosophy of forgive and forget.  William was a jokester who loved a good laugh.

    William was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Ruth Evelyn Baker and grandson, Daniel Rhoades.

    Survivors include: three daughters, Genie Faught and husband, Mitchell of Oak Grove, AR, Vickie Meetze of Billings, MO and Melissa Becker and husband, Casey of Springfield, MO; two brothers, Roger Baker of Arlington, S.D. and Eafe Baker of Lebanon, MO; four sisters, Caroline Hammers of Springfield, Muriel Lowrance of Conway, Mae Lewallen of Reeds Spring and Donna Baker-Bass of Branson; 8 grandchildren, Dusten Faught, Stephanie Baker, Randal Allison, Christian Long, Brandon Meetze, Dakota Brown, Dalton Brown and Daisy Brown and a host of other relatives and friends.

    A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 26, 2010 at Stumpff Chapel-South, Kimberling City with Rev. Jack Keithley officiating.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

 

 

Obituary – Hugh S. Brown

    Hugh S. Brown, Kimberling City, MO, son of Ralph Leo and Marguerite (Sweeney) Brown, was born May 21, 1922 in Chicago, IL and departed this life February 18, 2010 in Tablerock Healthcare Center, at the age of 87.

    Hugh married Dorothy May Cohee in Chicago, IL on December 24, 1941 and they had made their home in the area the past 8 years coming from Peru, IN.  He attended Peru High School, was a member of the St. Charles Catholic Church where he made his first communion in 1931 and was confirmed in 1933.  Hugh was a U. S. Army-Air Force veteran and was a retired Santa Fe Railroad employee.

    Survivors include: his wife, Dorothy May; one daughter, Dixie Johnson and husband, Dennis of Kimberling City; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Hugh was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Joseph Steven Brown; two brothers, Ralph and Homer Brown and three sisters, Lola Butzin, Katherine White and Edith Ramer.

    A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 20, 2010 at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home in Peru, IN with burial in Ever Rest Memorial Park, Cass County, IN. 

    Local arrangements were under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

    Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

 

Obituary – Eugene Floyd Blevins

    Eugene Floyd Blevins, Reeds Spring, MO, son of Arles and Mayma (Johnson) Blevins was born April 9, 1929 in James Township, MO and departed this life February 15, 2010, in his home, at the age of 80.

    Eugene was united in marriage to Elfriede Kolbe on July 6, 1978.  He was a lifelong resident of the area.  Eugene was a member of the Reeds Spring Free Pentecostal Church.

    Eugene was preceded in death by his parents and son, Donald.

    Survivors include: his wife, Elfriede of the home; two sons, Danny Jay Blevins and wife, Junie of Reeds Spring and Eddie Kolbe and wife Kersten of Germany; six daughters, Anita Maples and husband, Terry of Spokane, Regina Sorensen and husband, Mel of Joplin, Beatrice Foster and husband, Monte of Ozark, Patricia Berry and husband, Terry of Aurora, Rosemary Hillbrand and husband, Helmut of Germany and Sylvia Bormuth of Germany; two brothers, Ray Blevins and wife, Francis of Reeds Spring and Bud Blevins and wife, Shirley of Reeds Spring; 18 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 19, 2010 at Stumpff Chapel-South, Kimberling City with Johnnie Holt officiating.  Burial was in Yocum Pond Cemetery, Reeds Spring under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

    

 

 

Obituary – Glenda “Diane” Brooks

    Glenda “Diane” Brooks, Republic, MO, daughter of Raymond and Euvella (Hedrick) Wells was born September 16, 1954 in Springfield, MO and departed this life February 14, 2010 in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, MO, at the age of 55.

    Diane was united in marriage to Mark Brooks on January 25, 1992.  She was raised and lived most of her life in the Stone County area.

Diane owned and operated Little Toots Daycare Center in Republic and served as a Cub Scout Leader for Pack 74 for 6 years.

  Survivors include: her mother, Euvella Newman of Republic; husband, Mark of Republic; two sons, Justin and Mitchell Brooks both of the home; step-son, Mark Brooks, Jr. and wife, Allison of Republic; three daughters, Melissa Gutting of Reeds Spring, Lisa Kearney-Doyle and husband, Kevin of Branson, Cindy Brown and husband, David of Springfield; two step-daughters, Renee Eades and husband, Andy of Platte City and Mandy Fuller of Kansas City; one sister, Carolyn Strohm of St. Louis; 9 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, February 18, 2010 at Stumpff Chapel-South, Kimberling City with Jerry Jenkins officiating.  Burial was in Yocum Pond Cemetery, Reeds Spring under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

        In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established at Great Southern Bank for Justin and Mitchell Brooks.

 

 

Obituary – David Charles Krusell

    David Charles Krusell, Reeds Spring, Mo, son of Glen and Carolyn (Williamson) Krusell was born November 10, 1942 in Trenton, MI and departed this life February 13, 2010, in his home, at the age of 67.

    David was united in marriage to Ruth Ballard on November 23, 1963 and they had made their home in the area the past 35 years coming from Kansas City, MO.  He had worked at Silver Dollar City and a former member of Horse Creek Band and many other bands.  David was a U. S. Air Force veteran.

    David was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Karen Sue McGraw.

    Survivors include: his wife, Rab of the home; half brother, Patrick Murphy of Springfield, MA and a host of other relatives and friends.

    No services are planned at this time.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

    The family has requested memorial contributions to Skaggs Hospice.

 

 

 

Obituary – Richard “Rick” Earl Phalen

    Richard “Rick” Earl Phalen, Kimberling City, MO, son of James and Margaret (Dauderman) Phalen was born April 17, 1974 in Springfield, MO and departed this life February 14, 2010, at the age of 35.

    Rick was united in marriage to Cindy Nichols on July 21, 1995.  He was a lifelong resident of the area.  Rick was employed at Silver Dollar City as a welder.

    Survivors include: his father, James Phalen and wife, Barbara of Highlandville; mother, Margaret Wommack and husband, Ray of Kimberling City: wife, Cindy of the home; son, Brett and daughter, Hannah both of the home; mother-in-law, Katie Nichols of Kimberling City; half brother, David Phalen of Reeds Spring; three sisters, Sherry Jenkins and husband, Chris of Forsyth, Terri Winchester and husband, Mike of Springfield and Bobbie Steele of Nixa and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Memorial services were held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at First Christian Church, Kimberling City with Jerry Jenkins officiating.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

    In lieu of flowers, a trust fund, in the name of Phalen Family Trust, has been established at Ozark Mountain Bank.

 

 

 

Obituary – C. V. “Hoppy” Hopper

    C. V. “Hoppy” Hopper, Galena, MO, son of George and Hannah (Mills) Hopper was born October 4, 1922 in Reeds Spring, MO and departed this life February 10, 2010, in his home, at the age of 87.

    Hoppy was lifelong resident of the area.  Before retiring, he worked for Phillips Petroleum Company as a crane operator.  Hoppy was a member of the Assembly of God.

    Hoppy was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Elmer and Leon and two great-grandchildren, Haley and Heather Reed.

    Survivors include: his wife, Rosemary of the home; son, RC “Happy” Hopper and wife, Cecilia of Reeds Spring; daughter, Judy Hopper Reed and husband, Eldon of Reeds Spring; sister, Hazel Sisser of Columbia; 7 grandchildren, Christina Hopper, Christopher Hopper, Ryan Hopper, Rachel Hopper Highfill, Robert Trenton Reed, William Ray Reed and Lesa Reed Caskey; 10 great-grandchildren, Richard Gress, Kayla Gress, Jeremy McAllister, Elizabeth McAllister, Jordan McAllister, Kristle Caskey, Abbie Rose Caskey, Jessica Hannah Reed, McKinna Reed and Keara Caskey and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 13, 2010 at Stumpff Chapel-South, Kimberling City with Larry Kackley officiating.  Burial was in Yocum Pond Cemetery, Reeds Spring under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

        In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Hospice Compassus. 

 

 

Obituary – Vance Edward Shipman

    Vance “Shippy” Shipman, Crane, MO, son of Loy and Lenora (Davis) Shipman was born October 11, 1926 in Yellville, AR and departed this life February 9, 2010, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, MO, at the age of 83.

    Shippy was a lifelong resident of the area.  Before retiring, he worked as a telegrapher for the Missouri Pacific Railroad.  He was a U. S. Army veteran having served during World War II.  Shippy was a member of the Republic Baptist Church.

    Shippy was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Betty and three brothers.

    Survivors include: daughter, Linda Miles and husband, David of Webb City; four brothers, Zell, Dwight, Kenneth and Billy Joe; two sisters, Mary Sue and Rose Nell; three grandchildren, Crystal Burkhart, John David Miles and Justin William Miles; eight great-grandchildren, Whitney, Matthew, Alexis, Taylor, Emily, Austin, Isabella and Griffin; a very special friend, Shirley Henry; Dewayne Moreland, who was like a son, and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Funeral services were held at 12:00 p.m., Friday, February 12, 2010 at Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane with Rev. Bob Allmon officiating.  Burial was in Crane Community Cemetery under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

     

 

 

Obituary – Inez L. Hicks

    Inez L. Hicks, Galena, MO, daughter of Joshua and Peggy (Bilyue) Jenkins was born October 13, 1909 in Stone County, MO, and departed this life February 6, 2010 in Ozark Mountain Regional Healthcare, Crane, MO, at the age of 100.

    Inez was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of the area.  She married Chester Myres in 1929 and Rosco Hicks in 1934.  Inez was a member of the Christian Union Church.

    Inez was preceded in death by her parents and husbands, Chester and Rosco.

    Survivors include: two sons, Dallas Lee Hicks and wife, Barbara of Walnut Grove and Warren Riley Hicks and wife, Terry of Fair Grove; five daughters, Donna Jean Martin and Pauline Hedrick both of Galena, Ruby Helen Bowling and husband, Charles of Crane, Anna Mae Allen and husband, Wayne of Jenkins and Edna Rehlander and husband, Jerry of Waterloo, IA; one sister, Helen Walker of Osceola; 25 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane with Joe Wolven officiating.  Burial was in Jones-Chastain Cemetery under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

    

 

Obituary-Joseph R. Czechowski

    Joseph R. Czechowski, Kimberling City, MO, son of Joseph and Clara (Engel) Czechowski was born November 29, 1927 in Cicero, IL and departed this life February 5, 2010, in his home, at the age of 82.

     Before retiring and moving to the area in 1994, Joe had worked as a police officer in Cicero, IL.  He was a U. S. Navy veteran.

    Survivors include: his wife, Nellie of the home; son, Joseph of Naperville, IL; daughter, Donna Leone of Orland Park, IL; two sisters, Grace Jordan and Evilan Haigh; four grandchildren, Joseph Pench, Aaron Pench, Amanda Czechowski and Jennifer Hammock; two great grandchildren, Amelia Pench and Joey Pench and a host of other relatives and friends.

    No local services are planned. Arrangements were under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

Obituary – William “Bill” Parten

    William “Bill” Parten, Kimberling City, MO, son of Kenneth and Jan (Huffman) Parten was born May 13, 1956 in El Dorado, KS.  He won his battle with cancer, going home to be with Jesus, on February 2, 2010, at the age of 53, with family and friends by his side.

    Bill had lived in the area the past 13 years coming from Great Bend, KS.  After moving to Kimberling City, Bill and Linda “Lyn” started their family business, Specialized Marine, which will pass to future generations.  He was a very loving and giving person and everyone he met was considered family. 

    Bill was a wonderful son, husband, father, brother and a special grandfather known affectingly as “Papa Bill”.   He will be deeply missed by his family.

    Survivors include: his parents, Kenneth and Jan Parten of St. John, KS; his wife, Linda “Lyn” of Kimberling City; son, Tyson Parten and wife, Kristy of Kimberling City; daughter, Mandy McMurdo and husband, Brian of Kimberling City; sister, Kim Sallee and husband, Jim of West Points, MS; grandchildren, Tyler and Faith and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 6, 2010 at First Christian Church in Kimberling City with Jim Sallee officiating.  Burial was in Pinecrest Cemetery under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

       In lieu of flowers, a memorial for Bill has been set up at Table Rock Community Bank, P. O. Box 1090, Kimberling City, MO. 65686.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Belinda A. Sanchez

    Belinda A. Sanchez, Galena, MO, daughter of William and Debbie (Hailey) Evans was born September 8, 1973 in Dallas, TX and departed this life February 1, 2010, in her home, at the age of 36.

    Belinda was a homemaker and had lived in the area the past 6 years coming from Dallas, TX. 

    Survivors include: her mother, Debbie Evans of Galena; husband, Dana Sanchez of Galena; three sons, Andrew Evans, Caleb Sanchez and Dana Sanchez III all of the home; one daughter, Stephanie Sanchez of the home; four brothers, Blaine, Shane and Chance Evans all of the State of Texas; Brian Evans of Crane; one sister, Tiqua Puga of Crane and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 6, 2010 at Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane with Rev. Bob Sharp officiating.  Burial was in Galena Cemetery under the direction Stumpff Funeral Homes.

     

 

Obituary – Kenneth Wayne Smith, Jr.

    Kenneth Wayne Smith, Jr., Kimberling City, MO, son of Kenneth and Dixie (Moore) Smith was born November 26, 1945 in St. Louis, MO and departed this life January 29, 2010 in Skaggs Community Hospital, Branson, MO, at the age of 64.

    Kenneth was united in marriage to Carol Rosel on December 31, 1996 and they had made their home in the area the past 2 years coming from St. Louis.  He had worked for All Star Trucking Company in Pacific, MO.  Kenneth was a member of the Mason Lodge and the Elks Lodge.  He was a U. S. army veteran.

    Survivors include: his father, Kenneth W. Smith, Sr. and wife, Grayce of Lindale, TX; wife, Carol of the home; one son, Ross Smith of The State of Arizona; three daughters, Holly Crafts and husband, Mike of St. Charles, MO, Kimberlee Wright of St. Louis, MO and Cindy Mize and husband, Rob of Columbia, MO; two sisters, Dixie Lee Wieser and husband, Randall of Chesterfield, MO and Barbara Tod and husband, Robert of St. Louis County; five grandchildren, Dylan, Eden, Chloe, Will and Hayden and a host of other relatives and friends.

    A memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City. 

    In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to the Kimberling City Elks Lodge 2505.

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Norma Jean Kirk

    Norma Jean Kirk, Lampe, MO, daughter of Clarence and Flossie (Hunter) Essary was born April 8, 1937 in Mt. Judy, AR and departed this life January 26, 2010, at the age of 72.

    Norma was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of the area.  She was of the Christian faith.

    Survivors include: one son, Walter Dahms and wife, Laura of Lampe; one daughter, Stephanie Howerton of Berryville, AR; one brother, Dennis Essary and wife, Fairy of Monett; three grandchildren, Steven Howerton, Jake Dahms and Ariana White; two great-grandchildren, Dustin and Josh Lovell and a host of other relatives and friends.

    A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

Obituary – William Samuel Walker

    William Samuel Walker, Cape Fair, MO, son of Melvin and Effie (Osgood) Walker was born November 3, 1946 in Haverhill, MA and departed this life January 30, 2010, at his home, at the age of 63.

    William was united in marriage to Harlene Joy Fruchey on September 14, 1968 and they had made their home in the area the past 5 years coming from Azusa, CA.  He was a U. S. Navy veteran having served from 1964 to 1970 and received the National Defense Service Medal.  William was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the American Legion.

    Survivors include: his wife, Joy of the home; one son, William Patrick Walker of San Gabriel, CA; one daughter, Heidi Deanne Walker of Cape Fair; two brothers, Paul and Russell; two sisters, Jackie and Helen; three grandchildren, Billy, Matthew and Kaylie and a host of other relatives and friends.

    A graveside service was held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Albert Leroy Brookings

    Albert Leroy Brookings, Crane, MO, son of Arthur and Iva (Edwards) Freeland Brookings was born July 6, 1921 in Portland, Maine and departed this life January 28, 2010, in his home, at the age of 88.

    Albert was united in marriage to Shirleen Sweatt on December 20, 1991 and he had lived in the area the past 20 years coming from Spokane, WA.  He was a retired landscaper and a U. S. Navy veteran.

    Survivors include: his wife, Shirleen of the home; six sons, Jeffrey Hobart Frew of Newark, TX, William Arthur Brookings of Owensboro, KY, Edward Leroy Brookings of Nixa, MO, Jerry Reginald Poe of Morgan City, LA, Joseph Newton Frew of Branson West, MO and James Gregory Frew; two daughters, Ione Dines of Marshfield, MO and Julia Colleen Frew of Denton, TX; three brothers-in-law, Alfred Franklin Sweatt, David Ray Sweatt and Roger Dale Sweatt; father-in-law, Alfred Hobert Sweatt; two sisters-in-law, Nancy M. Sweatt and Donna Brookings; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

    No services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

 

 

 

Obituary – Jason Judson Jankowski

    Jason Judson Jankowski, Reeds Spring, MO, son of Eugene and Carol (Burt) Jankowski was born February 24, 1975 in Evanston, IL and departed this life January 28, 2010 in his home at the age of 34.

    Jason had lived in the area the past four years coming from Chicago, IL.  He was of the Christian faith.

    Jason was preceded in death by his mother and brother Matthew Fitzgerald Kennedy.

    Survivors include: one sister, Julie Jankowski of Reeds Spring and a father in Chicago and a host of other relatives and friends.

    No services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

Obituary – Wyaneda Marie Eutsler

    Wyaneda Marie Eutsler, Galena, MO, daughter of Wesley and Vernie (Clifton) Stephens was born May 11, 1926 in Stone County, MO and departed this life, to be with her loving husband, on Saturday, January 23, 2010, at the age of 83 years and 9 months.

    Wyaneda was united in marriage to Jack Eutsler on August 16, 1941.  She was a lifelong resident of Stone County.  Wyaneda was a retired seamstress and also worked for many years at the Stone County Canning Factory.

    Wyaneda was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two brothers and one sister.

    Survivors include: one son, Ray Dean Eutsler and wife, Arlyne; one daughter, Carol Price and husband, Larry all of Galena; 5 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 65 Full Gospel, Reeds Spring with Bill Rice officiating.  Burial was in Eisenhour Cemetery under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

 

 

Obituary – Rueben Gerald Bork

    Rueben Gerald Bork, Branson, MO, son of Otto and Anita (Woltman) Bork was born November 30, 1936 in Columbus, WI and departed this life January 22, 2010, in his home, at the age of 73.

    Rueben was united in marriage to Carolyn Ann Niebuhr on November 30, 1989 and she preceded him in death on April 17, 2004.

    Rueben was a construction worker and had lived in the area the past 9 years coming from Fall River, WI.  He attended Zion Lutheran Church in Springfield.

    Survivors include: two daughters, Gerrie Waldon and husband, Mike of Burleson, TX and Michele Gaudes and husband, Jeff of Cedarburg, WI; two step-children, Melissa Borde and husband, Jon of Rio, WI and Scott Packel and wife, Denise of DeForest, WI; two sisters, Evie Schumacher and husband, Rod and Ruth Disrud and husband, Phil; one brother, Alfred Bork and wife, Rita; two grandchildren, Mickaela and Annabelle Waldon; two step-granddaughters, Heather and Sara Borde; one step-grandson, Jacob Packel and a host of other relatives and friends.

    A memorial service was held at 12:00 p.m., Thursday, January 28, 2010 at Zion Lutheran Church, Springfield, MO with Pastor Edwin Lehmann officiating.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

Obituary – Charles Herbert Hoffmann

    Charles Herbert Hoffmann, Lampe, MO, son of William and Edna (Metzger) Hoffmann was born September 1, 1930 in Manhattan, NY and departed this life January 25, 2010, in Select Specialty Hospital, Springfield, MO, at the age of 79.

    Charles was united in marriage to Judy Thompson on August 22, 1987 and they had made their home in the area the past 15 years coming from Harrison, AR.  Before retiring, he worked for Edwards Fiberglass as the vice president of marketing and sales.  Charles was a U. S. Air Force veteran having served in the Korean War.  He was a member of the Kimberling City First Baptist Church.

    Charles was preceded in death by his father and brother, David Clark Hoffmann.

    Survivors include: his mother, Edna Hoffmann of Tucson, AZ; his wife, Judy of the home; one son, William Andrew Hoffmann and wife, Rose of Salt Lake City, UT; six daughters, Virginia Ann Teple and husband, Ian of Victoria, B.C., Janice Lynn Hoffmann of New York, NY, Beth Ferry and husband, Kevin of Kingman, AZ, Mary Ellen Hoffmann of Kingman, AZ, Daleen Vietmeier and husband, Mike of Kimberling City, MO and Misty Selph of Lampe, MO; one sister, Linda Hoffmann of Tucson, AZ; 11 grandchildren, Wren and Baya Hoffmann, Onille Loucke, Sarah Ferry, Nolan Prier, Shayla, Justin, Ashley and Brianna Vietmeier and Jon and Carleigh Selph; two great-grandchildren, Payton and Riley and a host of other relatives and friends.

    No services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

    The family has requested memorial contributions to Gideons International.

 

Obituary – Lee Roy Herndon

    Lee Roy Herndon, Kimberling City, MO, son of Clyde and Flossie (Gibson) Herndon was born November 12, 1922 in Nixa, MO and departed this life January 22, 2010, in his home, at the age of 87.

    Lee was united in marriage to Oliveaun Redmon on August 23, 1947. He was a lifelong resident of the area and a U. S. Army veteran. Lee had worked for the U. S. Medical Center Federal Prison in Springfield as a counselor and correctional officer. 

    Lee was preceded in death by his parents and one grandchild.

    Survivors include: his wife, Oliveaun of the home; two sons, Michael Herndon and wife, Donna of Marionville and Larry Herndon and wife, Debi of Kimberling City; one daughter, Patricia Gentry of Springfield; one brother, Rex Herndon of Nixa; two sisters, Edith Walker of Republic and Lucille Rose of Springfield; 4 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends.

   Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, January 25, 2010 at Payne Cemetery in Nixa with Larry Herndon officiating under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

    In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to

The Association for the Blind.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Margaret K. Evenson

    Margaret K. Evenson, Branson West, MO, daughter of Rudolph and Margaret (Stepp) Iseli was born May 5, 1925 in Astoria, OR and departed this life, January 17, 2010, in her daughter’s home, at the age of 84.

    Margaret had lived in the area the past 10 years coming from Wichita, KS.  She was a retired real estate agent and had worked at H & R Block the past 20 years.

    Margaret was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Eric.

    Survivors include: one son, Eric A. Evenson, II of Branson, MO; two daughters, Susan Stokes of Branson West, MO and Sally Seminoff of Olathe, KS; four grandchildren, Erica Mincks, Marc Stokes, Scott Seminoff and Caroline Evenson and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Funeral services were held at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at Stumpff Chapel-South, Kimberling City, MO with Father Kermit Smith and Erica Mincks officiating.  Entombment was at 10:30 a.m., Friday, January 22, 2010 at Old Mission Mausoleum, 3424 East 21st Street, Wichita, KS.

    In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Beatrice “Bea” Standish

    Beatrice “Bea” Standish, Galena, MO, daughter of Will and Minnie (Morris) Foster was born December 22, 1926 in Cape Fair, MO and departed this life January 15, 2010 in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, MO, at the age of 83.

    Bea was a homemaker and a lifelong residence of the area.  She enjoyed doing needlework and quilting and loved making many pillowcases for family and friends.  Bea was a member of Keystone Baptist Church.

    Bea was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Eldred.

    Survivors include: four daughters, Norma Branstetter of Aurora, Martha Larkin and husband, David of Aurora, Carla Boyd of Galena, KS and Dawn Whitmer and husband, Lance of Forsyth; one brother, Robert Foster of Cape Fair; one sister, Loretta Arnold of Taft, CA; daughter-in-law, Nancy Standish of Galena; 20 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 4 great- great- grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane with Joe Wolven officiating.  Burial was in Yocum Pond Cemetery, Reeds Spring under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

   

 

 

 

 

Obituary –Mary Arlene (Wilson) Asher

 

   Mary Arlene (Wilson) Asher, Cape Fair, MO, daughter of Noah and Zyta (Brown) Wilson, was born November 11, 1915 in Barry County, MO and departed this life January 15, 2010 at Ozark Mountain Regional Healthcare, Crane, MO, surrounded by several family members, at the age of 94 years, 2 months and 4 days.

    Mary was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of the area.  She was united in marriage to Vergle Willis Asher on August 28, 1937and he preceded her in death on August 17, 1997.  Mary was also preceded in death by her parents; three brothers and four sisters.

    Survivors include: one son, Willis J. D. Asher and his wife, Phyllis of Cape Fair; one grandson, James Asher and his wife, Shari of Monett; great-granddaughters, Aleyna Marie and Jamison Hailey Asher of Monett; one brother, Leon Wilson and his wife, Anna of Aurora; two sisters, Luciell Gold of Jenkins and Treva Sparks and her husband, Caleb of Crane; brother-in-law, Walker Carney of Crane and many nieces and nephews.

    A Graveside service was held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at Old Carney Cemetery with Rev. Jack Keithley officiating under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

        In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Grant Patrick Trust Fund.

 

 

Obituary – Alton C. Crawford

    Alton C. Crawford, Lampe, MO, was born June 11, 1955 and departed this life January 12, 2010, at the age of 54.

    Al was united in marriage to Treva Parton Keithley on September 10, 2004. He was a minister and attended Highview Assembly of God Church where he also was in charge of Angelfood Ministries.   Al loved the Lord with all his heart and he was a wonderful husband, Dad and Papa.  He was employed by D & K Adventures Trucking.

    Survivors include: his wife, Treva of Lampe; one son, Alex Keithley and wife Staci of Lampe; three daughters, April Keithley of Lampe, Amy McCreary and husband, Jason of Oak Grove, AR and Chelsea Beard of Joplin; five grandchildren, McKenzie McCreary, Jayden McCreary, Matthew Keithley, Riley Crawford and Riot Beard and a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him deeply.

   Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at Highview Assembly of God in Lampe with Pastor Roger Ely and Rev. Darrell Roberts officiating.  Burial was in Blue Eye Cemetery under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

     

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Betty C. Lewis

    Betty C. Lewis, Kimberling City, MO, daughter of William and Florence (Millspaugh) Terry, was born December 6, 1938 in Oklahoma City, OK and departed this life January 13, 2010, in her home, at the age of 71.

    Betty was united in marriage to Stanley Lewis on October 13, 1972 and they had made their home in the area the past 20 years coming from Kansas City, MO.  She had worked for Famous Footwear in Branson as the area manager.  Betty was a member of the Eastern Star.

    Betty was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Jeanne Scarberry and granddaughter, Dawna Carpenter.

    Survivors include: her husband, Stanley; three daughters, Sherrell Brittian and husband, Lee of PA, Vickie Goins of TX and Marcia Bell and husband, Ron of MO; one brother, Philip Terry of OK; five grandchildren, Jeffrey, Jason, Laramy and Benjamin Brittian and Emilie Bell; five great grandchildren, Dawna Brittian, Jeffrey and Jared Yates and Sherri and Shayla Carpenter and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 18, 2010 at Stumpff Chapel-South, Kimberling City with Jerry Jenkins officiating.  Burial was in Philibert Cemetery under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

     

 

Obituary – Milton Carl Joseph

    Milton Carl Joseph, Branson West, MO, son of Milton and Juanita (Osborne) Joseph was born June 2, 1927, in Kansas City, KS, and departed this life January 7, 2010, in his home, at the age of 82.

    Milton was united in marriage to Jo Anne Bowden on August 5, 1949 and they had made their home in the area the past 6 years coming from Santee, CA. He was retired from the U. S. Navy and received the Navy Good Conduct Medal, China Service Ribbon and National Defense Service Ribbon.  Milton was a member of the VFW and a member of Friends of Bill W.  He also was a member of Our Lady of the Cove Catholic Church in Kimberling City. 

    Milton was preceded in death by his parents.

    Survivors include: his wife, Jo Anne of Branson West; one son, Daniel Carl Joseph of San Diego, CA; one daughter, Jennifer Meza and husband, Wes of LeMesa, CA; two brothers, John Joseph and wife, Walda of Blue Eye, MO and Joseph Lee Joseph of Kansas City; KS; mother-in-law, Anna Chaney; sister-in-law, Kathleen Pettigrew; three grandchildren, Joseph Meza, Stfanie Meza and Sarah Simpson; nephew, Lyn Faulkner; niece, Linda Faulkner and a host of other relatives and friends.

    A memorial service was held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 15, 2010 at Stumpff Chapel-South, Kimberling City with Wes Simpson, Lyn Faulkner and Linda Faulkner officiating.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Peggy A. Myers

    Peggy A. Myers, Kimberling City, MO, daughter of Harold and Doris (Smith) Davis was born May 25, 1927 in Fresno, CA and departed this life January 5, 2010, in her home, at the age of 82.

    Peggy was a homemaker and had lived in the area the past year coming from Yuma, AZ.  She was a member of the Church of the Brethren.

    Survivors include: her husband, Donald of Kimberling City; one son, Brad Myers of Auberry, CA; one daughter, Sue Ann Orlando of Kimberling City; 8 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Memorial services were held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 9, 2010 at Stumpff Chapel-South, Kimberling City with Buddy Horn officiating.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

 

 

Obituary – Emma Jean Brown

    Emma Jean Brown, Galena, MO, daughter of Jonathan and Bertha (Bullen) Beavers was born August 27, 1924 in Cotter, AR and departed this life January 3, 2010 in Ozark Mountain Regional Healthcare Center, Crane, MO, at the age of 85.

   Emma was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of the area.  She was a volunteer for the Food Pantry in Crane, the Habitat for Humanity and a monthly contributor to the Stone County Republican.  Emma was a member of the Galena Assembly of God. 

    Emma was preceded in death by her parents and husband, J. W. Gordon Brown.

    Survivors include: one son, Jerry Gordon Brown of Galena; one granddaughter, Lori Munhollon of Nixa; three great-grandchildren, Lauren Crump, Jonas Crump and Landon Munhollon and a host of other relatives and friends.

    No services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

 

 

Obituary – Luther R. Hurt

    Luther R. Hurt, Branson West, MO, son of Thomas and Anne Hurt was born December 31, 1909 in Centerville, MO and departed this life, January 2, 2010 in Tablerock Healthcare, Kimberling City, MO, at the age of 100.

    Luther was a retired butcher and had lived in the area the past 38 years coming from St. Louis.  He was a member of the Talking Rock Road Baptist Church.

    Luther was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Carrie.

    Survivors include: one son, Raymond L. Hurt of St. Louis, MO; two step-daughters, Wanda Nadeau of Waterloo, IL and Peggy Hopewell of Cahokia, IL; 6 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

    A memorial service was held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 9, 2010 at Talking Rock Road Baptist Church in Branson West with Pastor Delbert Davis officiating.  Burial was in Pinecrest Cemetery under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

Obituary – Nelda Mathilda Weber

    Nelda Mathilda Weber, Reeds Spring, MO, daughter of Ernst and Lydia (Lungwitz) Boehme, was born June 19, 1915 in Whittenberg, MO and departed this life January 1, 2010, in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, MO, at the age of 94.

    Nelda was a homemaker and had lived in the area the past 8 years coming from Fenton, MO.  She was a member of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church and a member of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.

    Nelda was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Eldor; son, Raymond Weber; sisters, Ida Bachman, Lucille Crews and Olga Oberndorfer; brothers, Arnor Boehme, Reinhold Boehme and Walter Boehme and grandson, Keith Weber.

    Survivors include: one son, Clifford Weber and wife, Barbara Horn of Galena; one daughter, Joyce Nuckolls and husband, Desi of Reeds Spring; 11 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m., Monday, January 4, 2010 at Stumpff Chapel-South, Kimberling City with Pastor Richard Futrell officiating under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.  Burial was in Our Redeemer Cemetery in Affton, MO.

    In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church.

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Betty Low Bowling

    Betty Lou (Scott) Bowling, Galena, MO, was born April 6, 1927 to John and Eulalla (Woodhouse) Scott.  She left her earthly home in the arms of Jesus, at the age of 82, surrounded by loved ones, in her home on January 1, 2010.

    Betty was united in marriage to Joe Felix Bowling on September 8, 1944 and he preceded her in death on November 19, 1998.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; son, Daryl Ray; two brothers, Jerry and Eddie Scott and son-in-law, Gary Daugherty.

    Survivors include: four daughters, Sharon and John Kirby of Aurora, Linda and Denny Wolf of Jenkins, Brenda Daugherty of Galena and Johnette and Randy Ellingsworth of Reeds Spring; three sons, Eddie and Debbie Bowling of Galena, Dale and Donna Bowling of Springfield, Marty and Stacey Bowling of Walnut Shade; daughter-in-law, JoEtta Bowling of Spokane; 16 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; four sisters, Bonnie Clevenger, JoAnn Ellingsworth, Patsy Bond and Cindy Scott; two brothers, Larry Scott and Bob Scott and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Betty’s joy in life was caring for her family and always putting them first.  Sunday dinners were spent together in her home with lots of love, laughter and meals prepared by Mom/Granny.  Betty was loved and will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to have known her.

    Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, January 4, 2010 at Bowling Chapel with Doyle Russell and Hospice Compassus Chaplain, Larry Kackley officiating.  Burial was in Bowling Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

        In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Bowling Chapel Cemetery.

 

 

 

Obituary – Vernon Gene Lemasters

    Vernon Gene Lemasters, known as Gene, Reeds Spring, MO, son of Everett and Ruth (Rigg) Lemasters was born February 5, 1927 in Middletown, MO and departed this life December 27, 2009 in Wedgewood Gardens at the age of 82.

    Gene was a retired salesman and had lived in the area the past 5 years coming from Springfield.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing and had been a former fishing guide on Tablerock Lake.  Gene was an avid golfer and made a hole in one at Grandview Golf Course on hole 9.  He was a U. S. Navy veteran having served in World War II.

    Gene was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Don Lemasters.

    Survivors include: three sons, Geoff Lemasters of Dallas, TX, Greg Lemasters of St. Louis, MO and Chris Lemasters of Springfield, MO; one daughter, Marty Kenny of Reeds Spring; 7 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

   Graveside services were held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, December 31, 2009 at Middletown Cemetery in Middletown, MO under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

    

 

 

Obituary – Janis L. Hurst

    Janis L. Hurst, Galena, MO, daughter of John and Peggy (Ross) Tootelian was born September 20, 1946 in Chicago, IL and departed this life December 22, 2009, at the age of 63.

    Janis was united in marriage to Jack Hurst on September 17, 1975 and they had made their home in the area the past 8 years coming from Florida.  She was a sales associate at Wal-Mart in Branson West.  Janis hobbies were reading and knitting.  She attended George B. Armstrong Grade School, Naperville Community High School and graduated from Northern Illinois University.

    Survivors include: her husband, Jack and a host of other relatives and friends.

    No services are planned. Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

Obituary – Sharon Carole Peters

    Sharon Carole Peters, Lampe, MO, daughter of Elmer and Ruth (Thomasson) Holland was born April 21, 1932 in St. Louis, MO and departed this life December 20, 2009 in Tablerock Healthcare, Kimberling City, at the age of 77.

    Sharon was a homemaker and had lived in the area the past 16 years coming from St. Louis.  She was a member of the Kimberling City United Methodist Church.

    Sharon was preceded in death by her parents; son, Clayton Elliot Denton; brother, Jerrell Holland and great-grandson, Fletcher Michael Denton.

    Survivors include: her husband, Charles of Lampe; two sons, Curtis Evan Denton and wife, Mary of Titusville, FL and Terry Peters and wife, Fran of Florissant, MO; two daughters, Arleta Kay Sobczak and husband, Nathaniel of Chicago, IL and Christine Volle and husband, David of New Melle, MO; 10 grandchildren, Kenneth Denton, Joseph Denton, Nathaniel Sobczak, Ethan Sobczak, Daniel Volle, Rebecca Volle, Samuel Volle, Josh Peters, Alex Peters, Acadia McGee and husband, Jeff and a host of other relatives and friends.

   A memorial service was held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at Kimberling City United Methodist Church with Rev. Lynn Dyke and Rev. Sue Ewan officiating.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

    In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Kimberling City United Methodist Church.

 

Obituary – Donald “Donnie” T. Smith

    Donald “Donnie” T. Smith, Crane, MO, son of Haywood and Ruth (Angus) Smith, was born January 6, 1939, in Stone County, MO, and departed this life December 16, 2009, at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, MO, at the age of 70 years, 11 months and 10 days.

    Donnie was a lifelong resident of the area.  He was retired from Tyson Foods where he had worked for 20 years.  Donnie was of the Baptist faith.

    Donnie was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Nedra.

    Survivors include: one son, Ronnie Smith and wife, Dana of Clever; two daughters, Pam Schaefer of Crane and Missy Scott and husband, Steven of Marionville; one sister, Betty Harris of Billings; 16 grandchildren, Eddie Brown, Ashley Trimmer, Cody Scott, Stevie Scott, Robin Scott, Brittany Scott, Darrin Scott, Travis Scott, Tasha Smith, Ryan Smith, Michael Smith, Marc Smith, Amy Keeling, Candy Davenport, Bridget Burt and Tiffany Schaefer; 11 great-grandchildren, Lauren Presley, Hunter Trimmer, Donavon Clanton, Nathan Scott, Shanti Scott, Tanner Shepard, Brett Keeling, Ashtin Keeling, Clay Davenport, Holden Davenport, Kendra Williams and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 21, 2009 at Bowling Chapel with Kevin Baker officiating.  Burial was in Bowling Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

        In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Bowling Chapel Cemetery.

 

Obituary – Beulah Kate Langston

    Beulah Kate Langston, Reeds Spring, MO, daughter of Fred and Mary (Hopper) Hedrick was born November 28, 1917 in Alpina Pass, AR and departed this life December 16, 2009, in Strafford Care Center, at the age of 92.

    Beulah was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of the area.  She was a wonderful mother and grandmother.  Beulah loved to cook and had cooked Saturday morning breakfast for the majority of Stone County.

    Beulah was preceded in death by her parents; husband, BF and four sisters.

    Survivors include; five sons, Jack Langston and wife, Fern of Hurley, MO, Gerald Langston and wife, Rosa of Liberty, MO, Danny Langston and wife, Billie of Harrison, AR, Mike Langston and wife, Lefa of Spokane, MO and Sam Langston and wife, Ann of Galena, MO; one daughter, Loretta Goodin and husband, Roy of Strafford, MO; three brothers, Kenneth Hedrick of Stafford, KS, Carl Hedrick of Greenwood, MO and Kirby Hedrick of Reeds Spring, MO; four sisters, Lenora Higgenbothan of Nixa, MO, Betty Burk of Aurora, MO, Reba Hendry of Gore, OK and Della Rea Ellingsworth of  Chillicothe, MO; 17 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

   Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 19, 2009 at Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane with Joe Wolven officiating.  Burial was in Yocum Pond Cemetery, Reeds Spring under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

       In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Yocum Pond Cemetery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Ken Grayson

    Ken Grayson, Blue Eye, MO, a longtime manager with the California Department of Social Services, died  December 11, 2009, at the of age 68,

 with complications of pancreatic cancer.

    Ken was born in Billings, Montana on June 9, 1941.  He attended high school and college in Southern California.  The focus of his career was helping people through his work in social programs, including child support enforcement, welfare reform, disability evaluation and food distribution.  Ken loved classic cars and always had a restoration project in progress.  In January 2006, Ken and his wife moved from Sacramento to the peace and beauty of the Ozarks where they were embraced by a warm and caring community, and most especially by their Blue Eye United Methodist Church family.

   Ken was preceded in death by his father, Stan; brother, Kurt and son, Scott.

    Survivors include: his wife, Nina; mother, Thelma; daughters, Kathryn and Nicole; son, Keith and his loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    Ken was much loved and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

    A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 9, 2010 at Blue Eye United Methodist Church.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

    In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful for donations made in Ken’s name to Christian Associates of Table Rock Lake to support the Community Food Pantry.

 

 

 

Obituary – Juanita Christina Harris

    Juanita Christina Harris, Crane, MO, daughter of W. E. and Cuma (Henson) Gentry was born March 9, 1919 in Cape Fair, MO and departed this life December 13, 2009, in her home, at the age of 90.

    Juanita was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of the area.  She was a member of the Crane Pitch Club and a member of Cape Fair Church of Christ.

   Juanita was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Cash; four brothers, Allen, Leo, Wayne and Don and sister, Cecil.

    Survivors include: one daughter, Helen Black of Topeka, KS; 3 grandchildren, Glenda Long and husband, David of Louisburg, KS, Bryon Black and wife, Dianna of Shawnee, OK and Stan Black and wife, Pam of Junction City, KS; 6 great-grandchildren, Julie Cain and husband, Aaron of Olathe, KS, Brad Long of Busan, S. Korea, Ashley Black of Perry, KS, Kirk Black, Garrett Rea and Lydia Rea all of Shawnee, OK; 2 great-great grandchildren, Jenna Cain and Wyatt Black and a host of other relatives and friends.

   Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane with Johnny Arnold officiating.  Burial was in Cape Fair Cemetery under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

       In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to OATS.

 

 

 

Obituary – Lucian Dean “Luke” Gann

    Lucian Dean “Luke” Gann, Reeds Spring, MO, son of Roy and Margaret (Long) Gann was born December 23, 1927 in Pawhuska, OK and departed this life December 9, 2009, in his home, at the age of 81.

    Luke was united in marriage to Joan Henson on February 14, 1970 and they had made their home in the area the past 25 years coming from Bartlesville, OK.  Before retirement, Luke worked for the U. S. Postal Service in Bartlesville.  He served in the Army and Navy during World War II and the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion Post #69. Luke was a member of the Kimberling City United Methodist Church.

    Luke was preceded in death by his parents; son, Ronald Wayne Gann; two brothers, Melvin Gann and Robert Gann and sister, Bernice Malone.

    Survivors include: his wife, Joan; son, Michael Dean Gann and wife, Carol; daughter, Mary Kathleen Bohannan; four step-sons, Howard Evans, Mark Evans, Gary Evans and wife, Allyson and David Evans and wife, Patricia; one brother, Alvin Gann and wife, Patsy; one sister, Lucille Welch; 12 grandchildren, Tonia Kay McFeeters, Mary Helen Horton, Amanda Christine Gann, Linda Michelle Gann, Ritchie Scholes, Lillian Mary Nittler, Dale Bohannan, Sterling Evans, Lincoln Evans, Reagan Tedrow, Zane Evans and Zach Evans; 15 great grandchildren, Allen Michael Hicks, James Allen Hicks, Rachel Scholes, Amanda Scholes, Chelsea Michelle Hutchison, Lillimary Charleen Nittler, Aimee Lucille Nittler, Gavin Eugene Bohannan, Hartison Gentree Bohannan, Samantha Evans, Ashland Evans, Blaize Evans, Lincoln Paul Jr. Evans, Mitchell Dallas Tedrow and Sawyer Evans; one step-granddaughter, Itzel Hernandez; two step great-great-grandchildren, DaveeJo Benfer and Kara Marie and a host of friends.

    A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 12, 2009 at Kimberling City United Methodist Church with Rev. Lynn Dyke   officiating.  Interment was at 1:00 p.m., Monday at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

    In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to the Luke Gann Memorial Fund at Kimberling City United Methodist Church.

 

 

Obituary – Nancy Lee Fitzsimmons

    Nancy Lee Fitzsimmons, Reeds Spring, MO, daughter of Harvey and Erma (Jacaway) Hayes was born February 11, 1945 in West Frankfort, IL and departed this life December 7, 2009 in her home, at the age of 64.

    Nancy had lived in the area the past 10 years coming from Colorado.  She had worked as a cashier for a retail store.

    Survivors include: one daughter, Christy Curtis and husband, John of Reeds Spring; two brothers, Danny Hayes and wife, Mary of Chicago, IL and Richard Schliep and wife, Jennie of Grand Lake, CO; three grandchildren, Lacey, Misty and Mickey and a host of other relatives and friends.

    No services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

 

Obituary – James Tilford Day

    James Tilford Day, Branson West, MO, son of Ward and Emma (Wenzel) Day was born July 23, 1928 in Pretty Prairie, KS and departed this life December 4, 2009, in his home, at the age of 81.

    James had lived in the area the past four years coming from Hutchinson, KS.  He was a member of the VFW #1361 in Hutchinson and a U. S. Army veteran.  Before retiring, James was a refrigeration supervisor for Dillons.

    James was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Marion Day, three sisters, Rose Parkhurst, Louise Freeman and Tony Leglieter and grandson, Jeff Freeman.

    Survivors include: his wife, Brigitta; children, Vicki Freeman, Donna Egbert, Jim Day, Bill Day, Ralph Seat, Michell Ritterhouse and Norman Seat; brothers, Lester Day, William Ward Day, Jr. and Joe Day; sisters, Fran Wilson and Laura Duncin; 13 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

    A memorial service was held at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, December 10, 2009 at Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City with Jerry Jenkins     officiating.  

    In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to the American Heart Association or Reeds Spring Animal Shelter. 

 

Obituary – Judith Goldsmith Putman

    Judith Goldsmith Putman, Blue Eye, MO, went to be with her God on December 6, 2009 at the age of 71.

    Judy was born September 6, 1938 in Winfield, Kansas.  She lived in Phillips, Texas until marrying Jim Putman on February 14, 1960.  Judy attended Texas Tech University and graduated from California State College in Sacramento, California.  She and Jim both retired from the State of California on December 28, 1998.  They moved to Blue Eye in September 2001.  She was an active member of her church and President of the Christian Women’s Fellowship.

    Survivors include: her husband, Jim; son, Keith, daughter-in-law, Kathy and grandson, Jake of Pasadena, California; sister, Mary Goldsmith of Eugene, Oregon; sister-in-law, Carolynn Miller and husband, Jim Miller of Granbury, Texas; brother-in-law, Terry Putman and wife, Mendy Putman of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

    Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 10, 2009 at Pines Community Christian Church, Blue Eye under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

    Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made in Judy’s name to the Pines Community Christian Church, 7968 E. State Highway 86, Blue Eye, MO 65611

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Grant Lyle Patrick

    Grant Lyle Patrick, son of Ronnie and Audrey Jo (Rowe) Patrick was born June 6, 1992 in Springfield, MO and departed this life following a short illness December 4, 2009 in Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO at the age of 17 years, 5 months and 28 days.

    Grant was a lifelong resident of Stone County and was a Junior at Reeds Spring High School where he had been a member of Stream Team and attended Culinary Arts at Gibson Technical Center.  Grant was a Christian and especially loved 4 wheeling and hunting on the farm.  He enjoyed baking cookies and zucchini bread for friends, boating in the summer, going to the beach and with a big heart, always doing for others.

    Grant is survived by his parents, Ronnie and Audrey Jo Patrick of Galena; a brother, Brent of Galena; paternal grandfather, I.B. Patrick and his wife, Nellie of Aurora; maternal grandparents, Howard and Louise Rowe of Cape Fair; maternal great grandfather, Delmar Rowe of Galena and a host of other relatives and friends.

   He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Sharon Kay Patrick.

    Funeral services were held at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 8, 2009 in First Christian Church, Kimberling City with Pastor John Barnes officiating.  Interment was a private family burial under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

        Memorial contributions may be made to the Grant Patrick Memorial Fund at any USBank or Ronald McDonald House.

 

 

Obituary – Ernest Wesley Daugherty

    Ernest Wesley Daugherty, Mt. Vernon, MO, son of Leroy and Elnora (Priest) Daugherty was born June 14, 1925 in Crane, MO, and departed this life December 4, 2009, in Missouri Veterans Home, at the age of 84.

   Ernest was a farmer and a lifelong resident of the area. He was a U. S. Navy veteran.

    Survivors include: four sons, Freddie Daugherty of Crane, Van Daugherty of Branson, Jesse Daugherty of Galena and Larry Daugherty of CA; four daughters, Charlotte Cobbler of Blue Eye, Elizabeth Stewart of Monett, Rebecca Brown of Monett and Sarah Carr of Springfield; one sister, Eva Bogdanoff of Springfield; 11 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Graveside services were held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at Crane Community Cemetery with Kevn Stewart officiating under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

     

 

 

Obituary- Margaret Ann Elayer

    Margaret Ann Elayer, Galena, MO, was born December 4, 1930 in Kansas and departed this life November 30, 2009, in her home, at the age of 78.

    Margaret was united in marriage to Relfe Elayer on March 22, 1986.  She was a homemaker and had lived in the area the past 59 years coming from Kansas.

    Survivors include: her husband, Relfe; one brother, Alfred Sabine; one sister and a host of other relatives and friends.

    No services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Howard Edward Keller

    Howard Edward Keller, Aurora, MO, son of Samual and Hazel (Bisby) Keller was born May 14, 1922 in Coalton, OK and departed this life November 28, 2009, in Ozark Mountain Regional Healthcare, Crane, MO, at the age of 87.

    Howard was a lifelong union printer and had lived in the area the past 21 years coming from Independence, MO.  He was a U. S. Navy veteran.  Howard was a member of the Rose Society in Springfield.

    Survivors include: two sons, Patrick Keller and Gregory Keller; one daughter, Kay Diane Keller; one brother, Patrick Keller; one sister, Mildred Edith Sweaney; two nephews, Stephen Sweaney and Michael Sweaney and a host of friends.

    No services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

 

 

Obituary – Josephine W. Simmons

    Josephine W. Simmons, Kimberling City, MO, daughter of Arthur and Josephine (Denina) Wehl was born December 20, 1924 in New Orleans, LA and departed this life November 27, 2009, in Tablerock Healthcare, at the age of 84.

    Josephine was a homemaker and had lived in the area the past 2 ½ years from New Orleans, LA.  She was a member of the Our Lady of the Cove Catholic Church and was active with the Goodwill. 

    Josephine was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Lester.

    Survivors include: two sons, William Simmons and wife, Lenae and Jeffrey Simmons and wife, Melanie; three daughters, Holly Simmons, Leslie Simmons and Nancy Saucier and husband, David; one sister, Mary Breaux and husband, Jack; 7 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

    The family wishes to thank the staff of Wedgwood Gardens and Tablerock Healthcare for their kindness and excellent care.

    Memorial services will be held at a later date in New Orleans, LA.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

Obituary – Hurchel Leon Sears

    Hurchel Leon Sears, Aurora, MO, son of Hurchel and Myrtle (Habenicht) Sears was born December 27, 1936 in Fort Cobb, OK and departed this life November 24, 2009 in St. John’s Hospital, Aurora, MO, at the age of 72.

    Hurchel was united in marriage to Sherrill Bailey on August 9, 1959 and they made their home in the area the past 15 years coming from Lockwood, MO.  He received his bachelor and masters degrees from Northeast Missouri State University in Kirksville and his specialist degree from Missouri State University in Springfield.  Hurchel was an educator in the Missouri Public Schools for 31 years working as a teacher, basketball coach and administrator at Ethel and Northwestern of Mendon.  He was a superintendent the last 12 years in Lockwood, before his retirement in 1990.  After retiring, he sold Blue Bird School buses for 12 years.  Hurchel was a member of the Missouri Association of School Administrations and a member of Elm Branch Christian Church.

    Hurchel was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Arnold Lloyd Sears and sister, Vergie Jackson.

    Survivors include: his wife, Sherrill of 50 years; three sons, Kevin Ray Sears and wife, Carla of Bella Vista, AR, Stacy Lance Sears and wife, Mary Beth of Salisbury, MO and Derek Todd Sears and wife, Missy of Lockwood, MO; 7 grandchildren, Jerad Sears and wife, Katy, Kayla Sears, Quinton Sears, Devyn Sears, M’Kenzie Sears, Brady Sears, Cassidy Sears and Ashley Stoll; 2 great grandchildren, Albany and Boston Sears.

    Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 27, 2009 in Elm Branch Christian Church, Aurora with Bro. David Martin and Jerry Jenkins officiating.  Burial was in Spring River Cemetery, Verona under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

    In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Elm Branch Christian Church.

 

Obituary – James Oliver Staats

    James Oliver Staats, Kimberling City, MO, son of Christopher and Josephine Staats, was born March 19 1923 in Charleston, West Virginia and departed this life November 24, 2009, in Tablerock Healthcare, at the age of 86.

    James was retired from the U. S. Navy having served from 1942-1972.  He served in World War II, Korean War and the Vietnam War.  After retiring from the military, James was a hydraulic specialist for the shipyard.  He had lived in the area the past 18 years coming from LaMesa, CA.  James was a member of the American Legion Post #637.

    Survivors include: his wife, Anna; three sons, Steve Staats of Kimberling City, James O. Staats, Jr. of Little Rock, AR and William Staats of Temecula, CA; one daughter, Mary Jane Gonzales of LaMesa, CA; one sister, Arbuts Higgenbottom of Hurricane, West Virginia; 9 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 30, 2009 at Stumpff Chapel-South, Kimberling City with Jerry Jenkins officiating.  Burial was in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Sally Cooper

    Sally Cooper, Kimberling City, MO, daughter of Kenneth and Alyce (Stout) Anderson was born March 1, 1945 in Modesto, CA and departed this life November 17, 2009, in her home, at the age of 64.

   Sally was a retired restaurant owner and had moved to the area from Stockton, CA.  She was a member of the Red Hat Society.

    Survivors include: her husband, Mark of the home; four daughters, Tanya Lynn Gover, Christie Kay Paquette, Kelly Rene Hasawy and Allison Harmon Lopez; one sister, Kay Alice Mettler; 11 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Services will be held in California.  Local arrangements were under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City

 

Obituary – Douglas A. Loe

    Douglas A. Loe, Galena, MO, son of Gary and Dolores (Hamblin) Loe was born June 10, 1963 in San Bernardino, CA and departed this life November 21, 2009 in Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO, at the age of 46.

    Douglas had lived in the area the past 8 years coming from Barstow, CA.  He had lived in Barstow for over 38 years and had worked for Barstow Cooler System.

    Survivors include: his mother, Lori Loe of Galena; one son, Brian Loe of the home; two brothers, Richard Loe of Albuquerque, NM and David Loe of Galena; one sister, Connie Chavis of Ozark; one granddaughter, Tabatha Loe of the home and a host of other relatives and friends.

    A memorial service was held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at the Union Hill Church of Christ in Nixa with Jim Sneed officiating.  Burial was in Y Highway Cemetery, Galena under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

Obituary – Jonny L. Adams

    Jonny L. Adams, Crane, MO, son of Milton and Anna (Hearn) Adams was born December 3, 1950 in Sunnyside, WA and departed this life November 20, 2009, in his home, at the age of 59.

    Jonny was a painter and had lived in the area the past 1 ½ years coming from Sarasota, FL.  He was a U. S Marine veteran.

    Survivors include: his mother, Ann Parker of Tulsa, OK; sister, Mittie Sue Mitchell and husband, Tom of Crane and a host of other relatives and friends.

    No services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

 

Obituary – Robert Lee “Bob” White

    Robert Lee “Bob” White, Branson West, MO, was born March 26, 1931 in Jackson County, MO, and died at 6:55 a.m. November 16, 2009, from heart-related problems and from injuries suffered in a recent one-car accident.

    Bob had been a musical entertainer most of his life under the stage name Frank James.  He recorded three albums, a number of singles and cassette tapes.  Bob appeared in a number of feature films and television shows, including the movie Butterfly with Stacy Keach and Pia Zadora.  He was a regular actor on many of the western shows of the 70’s such as Gunsmoke, Big Valley, Bonanza and many others.  He was one of the dancers in the Elvis movie, Blue Hawaii.  Bob and his wife, Dixie performed at Mutton Hollow and Shepherd of the Hills for several seasons and had the old theatre in downtown Branson for sometime.  Bob was a featured performer at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas and did stunt work on many movies.  He worked with some of the biggest names in the movie and television industry such as John Carpenter, Charles Napier, Orsen Wells, Buck Flowers of Back to Future fame as the drunk on the park bench. 

    In 1985, Bob’s life changed forever.  While traveling from Denver, CO to Las Vegas, NV, Bob and his companion had a UFO encounter near the Colorado-Utah border where he recovered a metallic “object” he said fell from the UFO.  Since he was an active entertainer, he didn’t tell anyone his UFO story until after his retirement in 1996.  Bob was referred to the National Institute of Discovery Science (N.I.D.S.) by the UFO organization MUFON’s researcher Dr. John Carpenter after attending a UFO Conference in Eureka Springs, AR.  In 1996, Bob sent a piece of his UFO “object” to N.I.D.S. who hired the lab at New Mexico Tech to conduct a metallurgical analysis.  The scope of this analysis was limited, as explained to Bob by the New Mexico Tech scientist following its completion.  Cosgrove-Meurer Inc., producers of the popular 1990’s television show “Unsolved Mysteries” flew Bob to the Los Alamos National Laboratory in late 1996 for more testing of Bob’s object.  This analysis is controversial because Bob claimed that one of the scientists told Bob his UFO object was extraterrestrial and that Los Alamos kept a piece of his object.  Differences in the Los Alamos and New Mexico Tech analyses prompted additional scientific testing in the late 1990’s.  Bob made a sworn statement about the events of his UFO encounter and passed a conclusive polygraph test given by a police polygrapher in 1998.  In 2000, Bob was invited to present his story to the Rocky Mountain UFO Conference in Wyoming.  He was made aware of a recently-declassified Top Secret Army document that appeared to show an object identical to Bob’s in a 1940s Counter Intelligence Corps file named “Flying Saucer from Denmark”.  Bob received media recognition from newspapers, paranormal radio shows and national entertainment news shows.  In September 2000, Bob and his partner, Larry Cekander opened the Museum of the Unexplained in Reeds Spring with Bob as its director  The Museum and Bob were featured in nationwide media following Bob’s announcement that he would sell his UFO object for $10,000,000.  Bob and the Museum research team continued to perform tests on Bob’s UFO object and found that the object exposed dental x-ray film and was emitting an electro-magnetic field.  An announcement was made in 2003 that isotope abundance ratio tests for the element strontium fell within the range of two established Martian meteorites.  In 2004, Bob’s story was the season opener for the UK television show “Jane Goldman Investigates”.  The show hired a polygraph operator who was a member of the Grand Junction police department to administer another battery of polygraph tests and detected no deception by Bob.  Bob and his team of researchers have revisited the area of Bob’s UFO encounter several times and have produced a book and DVD documentary of Bob’s experiences.  The 2005 History Channel program “UFO Hunters” opened with a recreation of Bob’s encounter and a focus on the Army documents and Bob’s visit inside the Los Alamos National Laboratory.  This was the first time the documents and video inside Los Alamos was aired on national television.  Tests performed in 2007 showed Bob’s object emitted low level gamma rays and neutrons.  Bob’s story was covered in greater depth in 2008 episode of “UFO Hunters”.  Two scientists came forward and described the unique qualities of Bob’s UFO object, and footage of the object’s strange behavior in Laughlin, NY was shown.  The research team plans to carry on the research into the origin of Bob’s UFO object in Bob’s memory.  They promised Bob before he died that they would continue the search for the truth.

    Survivors include: his wife, Dixie of the home and his son, Mark of California.

    Services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, November 21, 2009 at Stumpff Chapel-South, Kimberling City with Jerry Jenkins officiating.  Burial will be in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

    Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary - Melvin LaRussell Crisp, Jr.

 

            Melvin LaRussell Crisp, Jr., Kimberling City, MO, was born on May 29, 1953 and peacefully passed away with his family and friends surrounding him on November 16, 2009 following a short illness.  He was 56 years old.

            Melvin was born in Ponca City, Oklahoma to Melvin L. Crisp, Sr. and Lenora Dennison Crisp. He attended Lincoln elementary, St. Mary’s, West Jr. High and graduated from Ponca City High School in 1971 where he was an outstanding wrestler and football player for the Ponca City Wildcats. He attended Oklahoma State University where he studied construction management and played football with the great Oklahoma State Cowboys.  He then joined the Navy where he trained as a Navy Seal and served during the Vietnam era.  After he was honorably discharged, he worked in Houston, Texas.

            In 1974 he married Hollie Ramsey and they returned to Ponca City to start their family and to work with his dad.  Mel owned several businesses in Ponca City including: the Mel Crisp Co., Construction Specialties, Buckner Trenching, and built many homes and commercial businesses in the area.  He was elected as one of “Three Outstanding Young Oklahoman’s” in 1986.  He invented and patented an exercise machine and was very proud of that accomplishment. He had a passion for coaching and spent several years coaching for the YMCA.  He especially enjoyed coaching his son Lance and his friends.

Mel and his family moved to Kimberling City, Missouri in 1992.  Mel owned the Kubota and Polaris dealership and also owned Countryside Construction and Development, Inc.   He served on the board of directors for the Stone County Boy’s and Girl’s Club and also on the Stone County Fire Protection District as Chairman of the Board for many years.  

Melvin’s many leadership abilities made a lasting impression on everyone he met.

            Melvin’s passion for boating on Table Rock Lake was a central focus of his life in Kimberling City but his first priority, pride, and joy were his grandchildren, Kolby and Karlie Crisp and Henry Windler.  As their “Papa”, Melvin delighted in the times they shared and he was fully involved in their lives until the end.  Melvin will be missed by many.

            Melvin is survived by his wife of 35 years Hollie, his children Lance Crisp and his wife Krissie of Kimberling City, MO, Carmen Obenhaus and her husband Adam of Ponca City, OK, and Clint Windler and his wife Melissa of Nashville, TN., his grandchildren Kolby and Karlie Crisp and Henry Windler,  his sisters Judy Enyart of Yukon, OK, Josephine Lewis and husband Ron of Oklahoma City, and Jean Anne Scott and her husband Melvin of Ponca City, as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family.  He was loved by all.

    A memorial service was held Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at the First Christian Church in Kimberling City.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

    A memorial fund has been established at Table Rock Community Bank in Kimberling City, MO. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Carl Allen Heath

    Carl Allen Heath, Crane, MO, son of Allen and Lois (Olson) Heath was born May 20, 1952 in McKeesport, PA and departed this life November 16, 2009, in his home, at the age 57.

    Carl was a truck driver and had lived in the area the past 8 years coming from Storm Lake, IA. 

    Carl was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Lisa Farnsworth.

    Survivors include: two sons, Joshua Heath of Southern, CA and Matthew Heath of Las Vegas, NV; one daughter, Jennifer Heath of Tracy, CA; three brothers, Duane Heath of Fontana, CA, Kevin Heath of Rialto, CA and Darin Heath of Crane, MO; two sisters, Eileen Stuart of Crane, MO and Darla Jones of Las Vegas, NV; one half-sister, Doreen McCusker of Flagstaff, AZ; two grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

    No services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

 

Obituary – Lewis H. Custer

    Lewis H. Custer, Aurora, MO, son of Van and Mary (Hinson) Custer, was born October 5, 1919 in Barry County, MO and departed this life November 15, 2009, in his home, at the age of 90.

    Lewis was a lifelong resident of the area.  He was retired from Union Pacific Railroad and a farmer.  Lewis was a member of the Galena Masonic Lodge, Crane Eastern Star and Joplin Scottish Rite.

    Lewis was preceded in death by his parents; son, Lewis Custer, Jr.;

infant daughter; grandson, Steven; four brothers, Glen, Carl, Noel and Owen and two sisters Ethel and Esther.

    Survivors include: his wife, Mary of the home; brother, Donald Custer of Springfield; two sisters, Vena Berglund of Springfield. MO and Mary Lou Mundkowsky of Plano, TX; daughter-in-law, Darlene Custer of Aurora; two grandchildren, Stan Custer and wife, Carol of Aurora and Stacy Custer and wife, Kristin of Crane; four great grandchildren, Eric Custer, Stevie Custer, Addyson Custer and Rusty Brown; one great great grandchild, Reese Custer and a host of other relatives and friends.

    No services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Elnora J. Trimmer

    Elnora J. Trimmer, Lampe, MO, daughter of William and Rose (Guthrie) Katzenstein was born November 29, 1920 in Pasadena, CA and departed this life November 15, 2009, in Point Lookout Nursing & Rehab, Hollister, MO, at the age of 88.

    Elnora was a homemaker and had lived in the area the past 28 years coming from Oceanside, CA.  She was of the Christian faith.

    Elnora was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Charles.

    Survivors include: one son, Jim Trimmer of Las Vegas, NE; four daughters, Florance Smith of Eureka Springs, AR, Jennifer Daceff of Harrison, AR, Donna Stephens of Blue Eye, MO and Charlene Elliott of Blue Eye, MO; one brother, Don Katzenstein of San Berdino, CA; 8 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

    No services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary – James  “Jim”  Thomas McBride

    James   “Jim”   Thomas McBride, Cape Fair, MO, son of Thomas and Catherine (Morrison) McBride, was born February 21, 1955 in Chicago, IL, and departed this life November 15, 2009 in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, MO, at the age of 54.

    Jim had lived in the area the past 4 years coming from Elgin, IL.  He was a U. S. Navy Seal veteran and received his training in California.  Jim was an avid gardener and enjoyed growing beautiful roses.  He loved cats and dogs and treated all of them as is own.  Jim was of the Catholic faith.

    Survivors include: his wife, Vicki of the home; three step-sons, Christopher Olsen, Jason Olsen and Michael Olsen all of Chicago, IL; two brother-in-laws, Van Grimes of Cape Fair and Randy Grimes of McHenry, IL: one sister, Cathy of Chicago, IL; two step-grandchildren, Michelle and Madison Olsen and a host of other relatives and friends.

    No services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

 

 

 

Obituary – Merle Edith Peterson

    Merle E. Peterson, Reeds Spring, MO, daughter of Rolly and Ethel (Gabel) Workman, was born December 4, 1906 in Reeds Spring and departed this life November 11, 2009, in Wedgewood Gardens, Branson West, at the age of 102.

    Merle was a lifelong resident of the area and a retired cook.  She was of the Baptist faith.

    Survivors include: one daughter, Ferne Butler of Reeds Spring; three sisters, Mary Boland of Owensville, MO, Vera Wilson of Hartwell, GA and Maxine Scott of Seal Beach, CA; one granddaughter, Belinda Norman of Reeds Spring; one great-granddaughter, Amy Stalker of Republic; one great- great-grandson, Matthew Retherford of Republic and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 14, 2009 at Stumpff Chapel-South, Kimberling City with Joe Wolven officiating.  Burial was in Yocum Pond Cemetery under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

        In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Seasons Hospice.

 

 

 

Obituary – Esta Mears

    Esta Mears, Crane, MO, daughter of Emmett and Rosa (Mauter) Steinmetz, was born June 28, 1915 in Howenstine, Ohio and departed this life November 6, 2009, in Ozark Mountain Regional Healthcare, at the age of 94.

    Esta was a homemaker and had lived in the area since 2004 coming from Longmont, CO.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church.

    Esta was preceded in death by her parents and husband, John.

    Survivors include: son, Dwaine Walker of Blue Eye; grandson, Michael Walker of Greeley, CO; great-grandchild, Daunte Walker of Greeley, CO and a host of other relatives and friends.

    No local services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

 

 

 

Obituary – Robert Samuel Doerr

    Robert Samuel Doerr, Kimberling City, MO, son of Earl and Ruth (McConnell) Doerr was born May 3, 1922 in Granite City, IL and departed this life November 6, 2009, in his home, at the age of 87.

    Robert was united in marriage to Freda Cason on July 3, 1985 and they had made their home in the area the past 11 ½ years coming from Seven Lakes, NC.  He was a U. S. Navy veteran having served from 1942-1946.  Robert was an avid golfer and made many friends while golfing at Holiday Hills in Branson. 

    Robert was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Lloyd Doerr; sister, Carol Dvorak and grandchild, Jodi Geddes.

    Survivors include: his wife, Freda of the home; three sons, David Doerr and wife, Pam of Milwaukee, WI, Rob Doerr of Clear Water, FL and Gene Housley of Truckee, CA; four daughters, Barbara Hansen and husband, Jack, Lynn Johnson and husband, Bill, Patti Lashock and husband, Al all of Rockford, IL and Sharon Kimbrough and husband, Wally of Denton, TX; one sister, Jean Kolman of Phoenix, AZ; 11 grandchildren, Mike Moore, Tim Moore, Chad Johnson, Ben Doerr, Sam Doerr, Chelsea Lashock, Mary Lashock, Whitney Lashock, Skipper Berend, Kara Kimbrough and Lauren Robinson; 13 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

    A memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 14, 2009 at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Kimberling City with Rev. Kimberly Cunningham and Bill Kennedy officiating.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

    In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or Hospice Compassus.

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Bessie Marie Bowling Foster

    Bessie Marie Bowling Foster, Elsey, MO, daughter of Benjamin and Anna (Raymond) Bowling, was born April 14, 1913, in a log cabin, in Elsey, MO and departed this life November 6, 2009, in Crane, MO, surrounded by many family and friends, at the age of 97.

    Bessie was a lifelong resident of Stone County and very well known for her beautiful piano playing and love of the Lord.  She was a devoted member of Elsey Pentecostal Church.  Bessie retired from working in the canning and garment factories and started working with her husband on the family farm.

    Bessie was united in marriage to Homer B. Foster on October 5, 1929 and to their union were three beautiful children, Sue Wayne Elaine, Dale Leroy and Donald Joe.

    Survivors include: one daughter, Sue Wayne Langley of Crane; one son, Joe Foster and wife, Lisa of Elsey; 10 grandchildren, Kenny and Tim Foster of Elsey, Denise Dickens and husband, Shelby of Crane, Cindy Dwyer and husband, Mike of Dryden Ontario, Canada, Larry Foster and wife, Tina of Elsey, Jeff Langley and wife, Deb of Mt. Vernon, John Langley and wife, Liz of Ash Grove, Joyce Garner and husband, Roy of Republic, Jim Langley and wife, Cheryl of Carthage, Jay Langley and wife, Angie of Nixa; two step-granddaughters, Alisha Gentry and husband, Shawn of Aurora, Leigh Moore and husband, Johnny of Elsey; two step-great grandsons; 23 great grandchildren; 8 great great grandchildren and a host of loving relatives and friends.

    Bessie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Homer; son, Dale Leroy; two brothers, Charley and Ernest Bowling and sister, Bertha.

    Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 10, 2009 in Crane Community Cemetery with Pastor Pauline Evans officiating under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

       In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Charles William Bergevin, Jr.

    Charles William Bergevin, Jr., Kimberling City, MO, son of Charles and Grace (Hansen) Bergevin was born June 21, 1941 in Red Wing, MN and departed this life November 5, 2009, in his home, at the age of 68.

    Charlie was united in marriage to Renee Weiner on May 17, 2006 and he had lived in the area the past 6 years coming from MN.  Before retiring, he worked at St. Thomas University as a Union Electrician supervisor.  Charlie was a member of the American Legion and the VFW.  He was a U. S. Navy veteran.

    Survivors include: his wife, Renee of the home; two sons, Charles W. Bergevin and wife, Nancy and Guy Bergevin and wife, Denise all of MN; one daughter, Belinda Hansen and husband, Steve of MN; one sister, Judy Maconelli of MN; 11 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

   A memorial service was held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at the Lakewood Church in Reeds Spring with Rev. Cecil Todd officiating, with a reception, following the service. Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

    Graveside services were held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 13, 2009 at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN with a reception following at Bier Stube in Hastings.

    In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Skaggs Hospice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Ronald Gordon Hill

    Ronald “Ron” Gordon Hill, Reeds Spring, MO, son of Charles and Eunice (Francis) Hill, was born September 27, 1947 in Loma Linda, CA and departed this life November 3, 2009, in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, MO, at the age of 62.

    Ron was united in marriage to Robbie Thomas on November 11, 1987 and they had made their home in the area the past 17 years coming from CA.  He was retired from Branson Tourism Center where he had worked as an accountant.  Ron was a U. S. Navy veteran.

    Ron was preceded in death by his parents; son, Ron Hill II and brother, Marian Hill.

    Survivors include: his wife, Robbie of the home; two daughters, Rhonda Stutz and Tita Olmendo and husband, Richard all of CA; two brothers, Charles Hill, Jr. and wife, Betty of CA and Gary Dean Hill of ID; two sisters, CharLetta Marowitz and husband, Ralph of NC and Louise Stroup and husband, Merrell of CA; 8 grandchildren, Desi Ree, Ashton, Ronnie III, Kylie Rose, Brandon, Makenna, Alexis and Caleb and a host of other relatives and friends.

    A living memorial was held at 4:00 p.m., Friday, November 13, 2009 at the Grand Plaza Hotel in Branson.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Gordon Kenneth Anderson

    Gordon Kenneth Anderson, Kimberling City, MO, son of John and Svea (Aakeson) Anderson was born March 27, 1922 in Chicago, Il and departed this life November 1, 2009 in Skaggs Community Hospital, Branson, MO, at the age of 87.

    Gordon was united in marriage to Patricia Scanlan on June 12, 1948 and they had made their home in the area the past 22 years.  He was a U. S. Navy veteran having served in World War II in the construction battalion.  Gordon was a member of the Shiners Club, Lions Club and Masonic Lodge.  He helped to build the American Legion Post in Kimberling City.  Gordon was a member of the Kimberling City United Methodist Church.

    Survivors include: his wife, Patricia of Kimberling City; one son, Bruce Gordon Anderson of Kimberling City; three daughters, Sharon Marie Anderson and husband, Daniel Hubbell of Wayne, IL, Debra Jean Ebert and husband, Steven of Strum, WI and Sandra Lee Schley and husband, Bart of Oregon, WI; one brother, Marshall Anderson and wife, Peggy of Pentwater, MI; one sister, Barbara Anderson of Chicago, IL; six grandchildren, Erik, Joel, Shane, Shelley, Kristi and Kory; three great grandchildren, Collin, Dillon and Rachel and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Memorial services were held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, November 5, 2009 at the residence, 182 Hoot Owl Point in Kimberling City.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

 

Obituary – Margie Elaine Beasley

    Margie Elaine Beasley, Kimberling City, MO, daughter of James and Irene (Goodman) Fanguy was born January 30, 1924 in Lake Charles, LA and departed this life November 1, 2009, in Tablerock Healthcare, after a brief illness, at the age of 85.

    Margie had lived in the area the past 17 years coming from Orange, TX.  She had resided at Wedgewood Assisted Living in Branson West the past 6 years.  Margie was a retired secretary and bookkeeper.

    Margie was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Cortez.

    Survivors include: one son, Charles Schepp, Jr. of LA; one daughter, Irene Bonds and husband, Ray of Kimberling City; one granddaughter, Gina Kelley of Springfield; two great-grandchildren, Kynleigh and Elisha Kelley both of Springfield and a host of other relatives and friends.

    No services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

 

Obituary – Michael Wayne Prater

    Michael Wayne Prater, St. Charles, MO, was born April 1, 1976 in St. Louis, MO and departed this life October 29, 2009, at the age of 33.

    Michael was united in marriage to Sharon Koogler on July 1, 2005 and they had made their home in St. Charles the past 8 years moving from St. Louis.  He was the assistant manager at FKG Oil.

    Survivors include: father, John Prater of House Springs; mother, Barbara Abbott and husband, Curtis of Crane; wife, Sharon Prater of St. Charles; son, Justin Prater; daughter, Hannah Prater both of the home; brother, Troy Prater of Crane and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, November 5, 2009 in Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane with Bruce Belin officiating.  Burial was in Crane Community Cemetery under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

       In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Justin and Hannah Prater Educational Trust Fund, MADD or Back Stoppers.

     

 

Obituary – James H. Evans

    James H. Evans, Kimberling City, MO, son of James and Charlotte Evans was born November 14, 1921, in Malvern, IA and departed this life October 30, 2009, in Select Specialty Hospital, Springfield, MO, at the age of 87.

    James had lived in the area the past 21 years coming from England.  He was a retired Air Force major.  James was a member of the Kimberling City American Legion.

    Survivors include: his wife, Hazel Barbara Evans of Kimberling City; one son, James “Tony” Evans and wife, Judith of England; two daughters, Michelle Ockenden of Wales, UK and Dawn “Stevie” Plumb and husband, Terry of Reeds Spring; one brother, Ken Evans of Kansas City, MO; one sister, Mary Louise Downing of Des Moines, IA; 6 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives.

    No services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City. 

 

 

Obituary – LaVeta Coglizer Bryan

    LaVeta Coglizer Bryan, Lampe, MO, was born January 4, 1924 in Hollister, MO and departed this life October 30, 2009, at the age of 85.  LaVeta and Clarice were the only children of Roy and Mary Jackson.

    LaVeta spent most of her life in the area of the White River and fondly remembered many stories of the rich heritage of Southern Stone County and Tablerock Lake.

    LaVeta was the proud mother of two sons.  Charles Brent Horton, who preceded her in death, proudly serving his country in Vietnam.  Brent was born July 4, 1946, and was killed in action on September 4, 1967.  Curt Coglizer was born December 29, 1958, and he and his wife, Carrie and children, Evan, 22 and Callie, 19, have cherished their time with LaVeta and will always love “Nonnie.”  LaVeta’s life was enriched by the wonderful friends and neighbors of Briar Cliff Estates, where she resided for over 40 years.  She was an independent spirit who loved her view of the lake and the friends who stopped by.  She loved children and dogs and always had a toy and a treat ready. 

    LaVeta is survived by Curt, Carrie, Evan and Callie; Pat, her beloved niece and Rick, her nephew.

    Her family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to those neighbors who, by their care, allowed LaVeta the independence of home living until she was 85.  Special thanks to Tracy Friday , who was a Godly blessing to LaVeta and a friend beyond measure; the angels of Access Hospice; Connie Slaight, a daily visitor and trusted friend; and to the kind staff of Tablerock Healthcare, who by their care allowed LaVeta to spend her final months on her beloved Tablerock Lake.

    Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m., Monday, November 2, 2009 at the First Christian Church in Kimberling City with Kevin Rusentrom officiating.  Burial was at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday in Ozark Memorial Park, Joplin under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

       In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Access Hospice.

 

 

 

Obituary – Helen Marie Mueller

    Helen Marie Mueller, Branson, MO, daughter of Victor and Jean (Baker) Keller was born January 31, 1922 in Hutchinson, KS and departed this life October 29, 2009, in Ozark Mountain Healthcare, Crane, MO, at the age of 87.

    Helen was a homemaker and had lived in the area the past 40 years coming from Alaska.  In her free time, Helen enjoyed gardening and cooking.  She was a past member of the Indian Point Ladies Club.

    Survivors include: son, Patrick Mueller of Billings; daughter, Peggy Ann Hodge of Branson; grandson, Jeremy Michael Cooksey and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Memorial services were held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at Stumpff Chapel-South, Kimberling City with Jerry Jenkins officiating.  Final disposition was cremation with burial in Evergreen Cemetery.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made the American Diabetes Association or the Breast Cancer Foundation.

 

Obituary – Lloyd McKinley Fly

    Lloyd McKinley Fly, Galena, MO, son of Luther and Sally (Perkins) Fly was born February 19, 1922 in Stone County, MO and departed this life October 28, 2009 in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, MO, at the age of 87.

    Lloyd was a retired farmer and carpenter and a lifelong resident of the area.  He was a member of Allen Church.

    Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents; son, Billy Joe Fly and daughter, Cosetta Luna.

    Survivors include: three brothers, Leroy Rex Fly of Nixa, Kenny Fly and wife, Rosanna of Aurora and Calvin Fly and wife, Shirley of Marionville; one sister, Rosemary Hopper and husband, Cleo of Galena; one step-brother, John Reser and wife, Kay of Shreveport, LA; one half-sister, Roselee Newman and husband, John of Exeter and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 31, 2009 in Allen Church, Reeds Spring with RC “Happy” Hopper officiating.  Burial was in Yocum Pond Cemetery, Reeds Spring under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

     

 

 

Obituary – Rosella “Rosie” Brooks

    Rosella “Rosie” Brooks, Kimberling City, MO, daughter of Severt and Mary Erickson was born October 3, 1932 in Ames, Iowa and departed this life October 27, 2009, in Tablerock Healthcare, at the age of 77.

    Rosie was united in marriage to Howard Brooks on July 9, 1950 and they had made their home in the area the past 20 years coming from Ames, IA.  She was a lifelong housewife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  Rosie graduated from Zearing High School in 1950 and lived in the Ames area for 39 years. She moved to Kimberling City in 1989.

    Rosie was preceded in death by her parents; nine brothers and one sister.

    Survivors include: her husband, Howard of 59 years; two sons, Mike Brooks and wife, Carolyn and Dennis Brooks and wife, Nancy all of Ames, IA; one sister, Helen Knoll of Des Moines, IA; six grandchildren, Brian, Emily, Steven, Jessica, Allison and Kellee; four great-grandchildren, Grant, Gage, Gigi and Hunter and a host of other relatives and friends.

        Services will be held at a later date in Ames, IA.  Local arrangements were under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City, MO.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of you choice. 

 

 

Obituary – Ernest Brown, Sr.

    Ernest Brown, Sr., Galena, MO, son of Ike and Virginia (Stephens) Brown was born July 1, 1941 in Stone County, MO and departed this life October 13, 2009, at his home, at the age of 68.

    Ernest was a lifelong resident of the area.  He was a retired auto belt maker and a member of the Steel Workers Union 662.  Ernest was a member of Elsey Baptist Church.

    Ernest was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Shirley.

    Survivors include: five sons, Berry L. Brown and wife, Tracey, missionaries to Africa, Ernest Brown, Jr. and wife, Linda of Schell City, MO, David Gill and wife, Wanda of Henderson, NC, Nelson Gill and wife, Linda and Clint Gill and wife, Darlene all of NC; two brothers, Jack Brown and wife, Mary Ann of Conway, MO and Clifford Brown and wife, Avis of Galt, CA; two sisters, Edna “ Sue” Stockstill and husband, Alvin of Crane, MO and Bonnie Farley and husband, Virgil of Cape Fair, MO; several grandchildren and great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 17, 2009 in Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane with Bro. Herbert Ward officiating. Burial was Monday in Salem Cemetery, Clinton, MO under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

   

 

 

Obituary – Harold Gene See

    Harold Gene See, Cape Fair, MO, was born July 10, 1950 in Colorado and departed this life October 27, 2009, in his home, at the age of 59.

    Harold had lived in the area the past 2 years coming from Pea Ridge, AR. He was a construction worker and a U. S. Navy veteran.

    Survivors include: three sons, Eric Davis and wife, Shelly of OK, Bryan See and wife, Alisha and Nathan See and wife, Nikki all of AR; one daughter, Brandy Bass and husband, Josh of AR; one sister, Lillian Bledsoe and husband, Robert of KS; 6 grandchildren, Erica Davis, Chase Davis, Bayleigh Bass, Clayton Bass, Hannah See and Malachi See and a host of other relatives and friends.

   A memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 30, 2009 at the New Life Christian Center in Centerton, AR.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City, MO.

 

Obituary – Stacy Lynn Briggs

    Stacy Lynn Briggs, Galena, MO, daughter of Stephen and Linda (Smith) Atwell was born June 19, 1975 in Sacramento, CA and departed this life October 24, 2009 in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, MO, at the age of 34.

    Stacy was united in marriage to Nathan Briggs on September 20, 2003 and she had lived in the area the past 16 years coming from Florida.  Stacy had worked at the Polo Outlet Store in Branson as the manager.  She was a member of the Kimberling City United Methodist Church and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

    Stacy was preceded in death by her brother, Stephen Atwell.

    Survivors include: her father, Stephen Atwell and wife, Joan of Texas; mother, Linda Barrett and husband, Mike of NC; husband, Nathan of Galena; son, Sabastain of the home and a host of other relatives and friends.

  Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, October 29, 2009 at Kimberling City United Methodist Church with Rev. Sue Ewan and Rev. Lynn Dyke officiating.  Burial was in Yocum Pond Cemetery, Reeds Spring under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

      In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Terry Wayne Dillard

    Terry Wayne Dillard, Lampe, MO, son of James and Elizabeth (Reddick) Dillard was born December 18, 1944 in Desloge, MO and departed this life October 23, 2009, in his home, at the age of 64.

    Terry was united in marriage to Debbie Williams, December 31, 1982 and they had made their home in the area the past 19 years coming from Long Beach, CA.  He was the owner and operator of AOK Electric and a member of the American Paint Horses Association.

    Survivors include: his wife, Debbie of Lampe; three sons, Eric Dillard of Branson, David Dillard of Dupo, IL and Richard Adams and wife, Kristin of Blue Eye; two brothers, Donald Dillard and wife, Margaretha of TN and Charles Dillard of CA; several grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Memorial services were held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, October 25, 2009 at the Sky Harbor Resort in Lampe.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

Obituary – Julia Ellen Vandenberg

    Julia Ellen Vandenberg, Lampe, MO, daughter of Robert and Grace (Radebaugh) Hoover was born March 27, 1926 in Hillsdale, MI and departed this life October 19, 2009, in her home, at the age of 83.

    Julia had lived in the area since 1995 coming from Fort Wayne, IN., where she owned K. Ellen Dance Theater Apparel for 18 years.  Julia was a business woman who really enjoyed being retired.  She was an animal advocate.

    Julia was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Jay.

    Survivors include: son, Kipling Vandenberg; daughter, Jaynee Vandenberg Peters and husband, Tom of Lampe and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Services were held in Hillsdale, MI.  Local arrangements were under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

Obituary-Helen McNeely Stumpff

    Helen Blythe McNeely Stumpff was born September 25, 1915, at Cato, MO., to the late Cleve and Celia Blythe and passed away Oct. 15, 2009, at age 94 in Carmichael, CA. Until she suffered a stroke in July 1995, Helen had been a lifelong resident of the Crane and Cassville communities. After her stroke, she moved to northern California to be near her daughter, Janice, and Janice's husband, Jim Lewis, of Fair Oaks, CA., and her granddaughters Angela Lewis Isaacs (Seth) of Albany, CA., and Shannon Muriel Vigil (Donald) of Berkeley, CA. Helen was the great-grandmother of Stella Isaacs, Cyrus Isaacs and Lila Vigil.

    Helen was preceded in death by her husband Glenn McNeely, her son Roger McNeely, her parents, and her only sister, Colleen Haddock, all of whom lived in the Crane and Marionville area. After Glenn's untimely death in 1970, Helen moved from her farm community to Cassville, and in 1991 married Gerald Stumpff. Helen and Gerald made their home in Cassville. Gerald passed away in 1994.

    Helen began her working life as a schoolteacher in one-room country schools where she taught as many as 40 students in grades one through eight. She was fond of telling how she taught at Mountain Home, also known as "Possum Trot." Her students called her "Miss Helen." She also taught school at Scholten, near the farm where she and Glenn lived for many years, and later at Clay Hill.

    Helen was baptized at an early age, and was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ. Helen was a "people person" who was known as a lovely hostess, a Sunday school teacher at the Scholten Church of Christ and a leader in 4-H clubs and other youth groups near Crane and Cassville.

    Immediately after World War II, Helen and Glenn provided a home and employment to a Polish refugee family with twin sons who had suffered in a German concentration camp during the war.

    Despite her disability after her stroke, Helen enjoyed her family, found her way into the hearts of those who cared for her, and made many new friends in California.

    Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 24, 2009, at the Cassville Church of Christ, 1104 Mill Street, Cassville, under the direction of the Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane. Interment was in  Clio Cemetery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary – Donald Richard Pegg

    Donald Richard Pegg, Branson West, MO, son of Fred and Grace (Burch) Pegg was born December 9, 1923 in Spokane, WA, and departed this life October 9, 2009, in his home, at the age of 85.

    Donald was a united in marriage to Margaret Calhoun on February 26, 1949 and they had made their home in the area the past 13 years coming from Phoenix, AZ.  Before retiring, he worked for United Airlines as a plant engineer and was a member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.  Donald was a World War II veteran having served in the U. S Army Air Corps., from 1942-1946.  While serving in the Army, he received the American Theater Service Medal, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the Victory Medal.  Donald was a member of the Solid Gospel Church.

    Donald was preceded in death by his parents and son, Richard Pegg.

    Survivors include: his wife, Margaret of Branson West; one daughter, Patti Franklyn and husband, Jim of Centerton, AR; three grandchildren, Tracy Pegg, When-Dee Morrison and Mike Franklyn; six great grandchildren, Evan Block, Ashley Block, Lauren Block, Maggie Morrison, Ralph Morrison and Olive Morrison and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Graveside services were held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, October 16, 2009 at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield with Dave Hamner officiating under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

    In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Access Hospice.

 

 

Obituary – Mildred Irene Booth

    Mildred Irene Booth, Crane, MO, daughter of Joseph and Gracie (Ragsdale) Hudgens was born November 25, 1930 in Noel, MO and departed this life October 6, 2009 in Ozark Mountain Regional Healthcare Center, at the age of 78.

    Mildred was a retired factory worker and had lived in the area the past 12 years coming from Anderson, MO.  She was a member of the Full Gospel Church.

    Mildred was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters, Bertha Walker, Joyce Carter and Lula Mae Boyd.

    Survivors include: her husband, Raymond of Marionville; two sons, Delbert Booth and wife, Diana of Crane and Tim Booth and wife, Laura of Clearfield, PA; two daughters, Loretta Combs and husband, Vernon of Farmington, AR and Charlotte Houk and husband, Stanley of Siloam Springs, AR; three brothers, Rex Hudgens and wife, Anita of Goodman, MO, A. V. Hudgens and wife, Beverly of Tulsa, OK and Lester Hudgens and wife, Shirley of Bartlesville, OK; one sister, Nydean Mock of Colorado Springs, CO; 17 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 10, 2009 at Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane with Julie Folk officiating.  Burial was in Maple Park Cemetery, Aurora under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary- Linda L. Dorman

    Linda L. Dorman, Cape Fair, MO, daughter of William and Marjorie (Parsons) Darrell was born October 31, 1939 in Springfield, MO and departed this life October 1, 2009, in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, MO, at the age of 69.

    Linda was a retired administrative assistance and had lived in the area the past 17 years coming from Los Angeles, CA.  She was a member of Cape Fair Homemakers Club, Red Hats Club and the Cape Fair Senior Citizens.  Linda had served as a board member for the Southwest Missouri Office of Aging.  She was of the Christian faith.

    Linda was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Wesley Glen Dorman.

    Survivors include: one son, Christopher McAuliffe and wife, Luana of San Diego, CA; two step-sons, Mark Dorman of Los Angeles, CA and John Ziegenfuss of Oregon; one half-brother, Thomas Darrell and wife, Sandra of McKinleyville, CA; four grandchildren, Molly and Miles McAuliffe  and Michael and Matthew Dorman and a host of other relatives and friends.

    Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, October 8, 2009 in Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane with Rodney Peters officiating.  Burial was in Galena Cemetery under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

   

 

 

Obituary – Clayton Howard Delker

    Clayton Howard Delker, Aurora, MO, son of Clayton and Dora (Clark) Delker was born June 18, 1930 in Pratt, KS and departed this life October 4, 2009, in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, MO, at the age of 79.

    Clayton was a welder and had lived in Aurora the past 20 years moving from Crane.  He was a member of the New Life Fellowship Church.

    Survivors include: his wife, Ernesteen of Aurora; two sons, David Delker and wife, Kay and John Delker and wife, Tina all of Aurora; one sister, Eva Allard and husband, Jim of Texas; cousin, Kenneth Willinger of Kansas City, KS; 8 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

   Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 7, 2009 in Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane with Rev. Bob Allmon officiating.  Final disposition was cremation, following the service.

    

 

Obituary – James William Ward

    James William Ward, Gladewater, TX, son of Jodie and Rosalee (Scott) Ward was born February 25, 1958 in Perryton, TX and departed this life October 2, 2009, in Cape Fair, MO, at the age of 51.

    James was preceded in death by his brother, Jodie Raymond Ward.

    Survivors include: his parents, Jodie and Rosalee Ward of Cape Fair; two brothers, David Lee Ward of Longview, TX and Matthew Scott Ward of Gladewater, TX; one sister, Shannon Marie Eeds of Longview, TX and a host of other relatives and friends.

    No services are planned.  Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

 

 

Obituary – Charles M. Vowell

    Charles M. Vowell, Reeds Spring, MO, son of Charles and Bennie (Patridge) Vowell was born November 25, 1949 in Mississippi and departed this life October 1, 2009, in his home, at the age of 59.

    Mike was a salesman and had lived in the area the past 19 years coming from Drew, MS.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Blue Eye.

Mike was a National Guard veteran.

    Survivors include: one brother, Ricky Vowell of Baytown, TX; one sister, Sharon Jackson and husband, Bill of Kimberling City; three nieces, Jessica Vowell, Mary Jackson and Kaylee Jackson and a host of other relatives and friends.

  Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 5, 2009 at The First Baptist Church in Blue Eye with Rod VanGorkom and Freddie Blevins officiating.  Burial was in Blue Eye Cemetery under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary – John H. Flemmons

John H. Flemmons, Kimberling City, MO, son of James and Reba (Weaver) Flemmons was born August 6, 1949 in Oklahoma City, OK and departed this life June 12, 2010, in his home, at the age of 60.

John was united in marriage to Kathy Schall on November 28, 1987 and they had made their home in the area the past 5 years coming from Hopkins, MO.  John had served in ministry for 37 years serving Baptist churches in Kansas, Arkansas and Texas and Christian churches in Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri.

Survivors include: his wife, Kathy of the home; one daughter, Johnna Flemmons of McKinney, TX; one sister, Jimmie Sue Kirkland of Harrison, AR; sister-in-law, Carol Moritz and her husband, Bob of Blue Eye, MO; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 17, 2010 at the First Christian Church in Kimberling City with Jerry Jenkins and Jack Rodgers officiating under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.  Burial will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday at Fairlawn Cemetery in Hutchinson, KS. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to First Christian Church Care Ministry.