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Cemetery: Purdy
Deceased: HERRERA, Zeferino A. ()
Birth: Aug. 12, 1918
Mexico
Death: Mar. 6, 2011
Mexico
Research Note: He married Cayetana Lopez and together they shared 55 wonderful years until she preceded him in death on September 9, 2000. Mr. Herrera lived in the United States for 35 years. Upon retiring in 1986, he relocated to Durango, Mexico. He is survived by two children; two sisters; 15 grandchildren; 23 great- grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Resource: White Funeral Home, online obit
Phyllis Long

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Cemetery: Waldensian
Deceased: COURDIN, Laura Opal (WESTON)
Birth: Dec.10, 1913
Exeter, Barry Co., MO
Death: Feb. 22, 2011
Lacoba Homes, Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry under Laura O. Courdin............... She was the daughter of the late Walter Weston and Laura (DeWitt) Weston. She graduated from Exeter High School in the Class of 1933. Opal had worked at Sarajo in Pierce City, MO as a Seamstress. She and her husband also owned and operated a general store on H Highway and Powerline Road for many years. On February 6, 1935 in Neosho, MO, Opal and A.S. “Sonny” Courdin were united in marriage. To this union one daughter was born. Sonny preceded her in death on October 11, 1977. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Laura Anne Aderhold; four brothers, W.K., Tom, Leon “Brick” and Ernest “Steamer” Weston; two sisters, Marie Box and Lois Dinan.
Resource: Buchanan Funeral Home online obit
Phyllis Long

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Cemetery: Purdy
Deceased: MAY, Linda L. (DUNCAN)
Birth: Mar. 5, 1939
Purdy, Barry Co., MO
Death: Mar. 30, 2011
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Burnis and Violet Duncan. On August 7, 1957, she married Leland May. Her undergraduate education was at Purdy, her BA in English at Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar and her MA at Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville. She finished her thirty year educational career as Director of Special Services at the Maryville Public Schools.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home, online obit
Phyllis Long

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Cemetery: Browning-Robertson
Deceased: BROWNING, Mitchell Taylor ()
Birth: Sept. 7, 1879
MO
Death: July 8, 1907

Research Note: 27 yrs 9 mos 26 days Nat. of MO.
Resource: Joan Kunkel Book
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Cemetery: Browning-Robertson
Deceased: BROWNING, Mary S. ()
Birth: Feb. 3, 1857

Death: Jan. 9, 1892

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Resource: Joan Kunkel Book
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Cemetery: Browning-Robertson
Deceased: BROWNING, Louis W. ()
Birth: Jan. 31, 1857

Death: July 5, 1907

Research Note: 50 yrs, 5 mos, 5 days
Resource: Joan Kunkel Book
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Cemetery: Browning-Robertson
Deceased: JACKSON, Nancy Catherine ()
Birth: June 21, 1847

Death: Oct. 24, 1858

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Resource: Joan Kunkel Book
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Cemetery: Browning-Robertson
Deceased: ROBERTSON, W.H. ()
Birth:

Death:

Research Note: Oct. 20 1863 (or 1873) About 55 years
Resource: Joan Kunkel Book
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Cemetery: New Liberty - King's Prairie
Deceased: SWADLEY, Ronnie Dean ()
Birth: Mar. 20, 1945
Verona, Lawrence Co., MO
Death: Apr. 6, 2011
Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: Purdy, MO resident. He was the son of Earl and Aquilla (Johnson) Swadley. On Oct. 15, 1966, he was united in marriage to Carol Knowles. He owned and operated Ronnie Swadley Construction. He attended Purdy High School.He was preceded in death by his parents, two infant sons, Michael and Dean; and two brothers, Junior and Elza (Red).
Resource: Cassville Democrat, Apr. 21, 2011
Phyllis Long

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Cemetery: Muncie Chapel
Deceased: BRATTIN, Retha Jean (MATTINGLEY)
Birth: Jan. 22, 1937
Exeter, Barry Co., MO
Death: April 23, 2011
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry........Former Ridgley and Wheaton, MO resident. She was the daughter of Charlie and Christine (Ellis) Mattingley. She was united in marriage to Pete Brattin, who preceded her in death. Retha grew up in Exeter and received her education at Exeter and Cassville, graduating from Cassville High School. For nineteen years, she was employed with Fasco in Cassville and had worked for the Garment Factory and the Shoe Factory for a while. She and Pete also owned and operated a gas station in Wheaton.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home, online obit
Phyllis Long

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Cemetery: Muncie Chapel
Deceased: OSTERLOH, Alfred James ()
Birth: Dec.7, 1928
Friestatt, MO
Death: May 5, 2011
Veterans Home, Mt. Vernon, Lawrence Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Emil and Esther (Deschner) Osterloh. He united in marriage to Verla Culver on May 23, 1956. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War.
Resource: Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home online obit
Phyllis Long

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Cemetery: Beaver
Deceased: BUTCHER, Mary M. (WESTON)
Birth: Nov. 5, 1928
Pawhuska, OK
Death: Feb. 3, 2011
Red Rose Inn, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Albert Earnest Weston, and Lydia Estella (Beaver) Weston were born and raised in Seligman. She and her husband, Donald Butcher, were married 44 years, and lived together in Des Moines, Iowa, until July, 2009. Donald recently passed on March 25, 2011, in California. She was preceded in death one child, Roger Allen Price, who passed away on June 23, 2003, in Osceola, Iowa. A Celebration of Life service is planned for Saturday May 7, 2011. She was cremated.
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Resource: Cassville Democrat, May 5, 2011
Phyllis Long

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Cemetery: Muncie Chapel
Deceased: JAMES, Janet Lee “Jan” (SAVORY)
Birth: Feb. 10, 1956
Lawton, OK
Death: May 10, 2011
Shreveport, LA
Research Note: Resident of Robeline, LA. She was the daughter of Albert and Patricia “Pattie” (Salyer) Savory. On January 3, 1987, she was united in marriage to John James. Preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Perry James and one brother, Jerry Savory. Jan, as most people knew her, grew up and received her education in Perkins, Oklahoma, where she graduated from high school. She liked everyone and everyone liked her, which is why she excelled in the business of selling cars.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home, online obit
Phyllis Long

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Cemetery: Oak Ridge
Deceased: NOBLES, Debbra "Debbie" Lagene (THOMAS)
Birth: May 9, 1958
Hugoton, KS
Death: May 13, 2011
Washburn, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Carl and Verlea (Nicodemus) Thomas. In 1960, the family moved to Cross Hollows, where Debbie lived and attended Cassville School for twelve years, graduating in 1976. In 1980, she joined the United States Navy and was a Parachute Rigger and a 3rd Class Petty Officer. She spent most of her time served in Iceland, but also served in Spain, Italy, England, and France. She was honorably discharged in 1982 and went on to complete her nursing degree in Liberal, Kansas and becoming a LPN. Then later she went to cosmetology school and became a cosmetologist.
Resource: White Funeral Home, online obit
Phyllis Long

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Cemetery: Coutant
Deceased: TESSIER, Elizabeth ()
Birth:

Death:

Research Note: CORRECTION-ADDITIONAL MATERIAL Referred to as "Old Lady Coutant" in Calloway records. The name of L. Mitaux is in the record, as well as the date of Sept. 4, 1899. It's not listed as a date of death or burial date.
Resource: Calloway Funeral Home Records
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Cemetery: Mt. Pisgah
Deceased: BRENBROOK, Rebecca ()
Birth:

Death:

Research Note: ADDITIONAL MATERIAL Funeral Home record stated date of death Oct. 13, 1904. She was Baptist. Cause of death old age. Name listed on record was "J.S. Medlin," presumably her grandson John Shadrack Medlin.
Resource: Calloway Funeral Home Records
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Cemetery: Mt. Pisgah Cemetery
Deceased: BENBROOK, Rebecca Ann (DIXON)
Birth: Feb. 11, 1814
Warren Co., KY
Death: Oct. 12, 1904
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Correction: Research note: Rebecca Ann Dixon Benbrook was married to George Washington Benbrook on Nov. 8, 1830 in Allen Co., KY. She is the daughter of William Dixon II and Martha Ann Jackson.
Resource: Death Certificate
Jerry Ray Benbrook Jr

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Cemetery: Mt. Pisgah Cemetery
Deceased: STRINGER, Nancy Ellen (BENBROOK)
Birth: Feb. 10, 1856
IN
Death: May 1, 1944
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Correction: Research note: Nancy Ellen Benbrook Stringer is the wife of Cornelius A Stringer married on Mar. 22, 1873 in Barry Co., MO. She is the daughter of George Washington Benbrook and Rebecca Ann Dixon Benbrook.
Resource: Family records
Jerry Ray Benbrook Jr

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Cemetery: Osa
Deceased: BOLLINGER, Joe Dale ()
Birth: 1921
Delta, MO
Death:
Stark City, MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry......... WHOOPS...OSA cemetery...sorry
Resource: Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home Records
Connie Schmidt

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Cemetery: Osa
Deceased: FRIEND, Barbara Ann (ERIE)
Birth: Jan. 28, 1950
SD
Death:

Research Note: ADD to existing entry.............................. She was the daughter of James Floyd Erie and Hazel I. Gange. Wife of Arthur R. Friend of Aurora.
Resource: Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home Records
Connie Schmidt

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Cemetery: New Site
Deceased: HERBERT, Jon E. ()
Birth: 1947
Maryville, Nodaway Co., MO
Death: May 13, 2002
Aurora, Lawrence Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry..............................CORRECT Death date, funeral home and stone have May 13............ Son of George Herbert and Virginia Houck. He was employed with the Burllington Northern RR.
Resource: Crafton- Cantrell Funeral Home Records
Connie Schmidt

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Cemetery: McCormick/St. John
Deceased: DOENNIG, Eldor Jack ()
Birth: 1914
Freistatt, MO
Death:
Aurora, Lawrence Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.............................. Son of Charles Henry Doennig and Martha Emily Fellwolk. Husband of Oleta (Perkins) Doennig.
Resource: Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home Records
Connie Schmidt

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Cemetery: Harris Family Cemetery near Purdy
Deceased: GARRISON, Daniel Joseph ()
Birth: Dec. 21, 1964
Kansas City, KS
Death: June 6, 2011
Rural Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Donald and Carole (Ferguson) Garrison. Daniel was employed at Hydro-Aluminum in Monett for twenty-seven years; had attended the Macedonia Free Will Baptist Church and was a graduate of Republic High School. He married Terri Beth (Harris) in 1983. He was preceded in death by his father.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home, online obit
Phyllis Long

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Cemetery: Viney Creek
Deceased: ARNOLD, Margaret E. "Peggy" (LOWE)
Birth: Dec. 27, 1933
Gilman City, MO
Death: June 6, 2011
Golden, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.................................... She was the daughter of Forrest and Alice (Mather) Lowe. On December 17, 1960, in Miami, Oklahoma, she was united in marriage to Arthur Jack “A.J.” Arnold, who preceded her in death on July 13, 2008. Also preceding her in death were her parents and one brother, Charles Lowe. For several years she worked for P.I.E. Truck Lines in Kansas City, she is a retired Teamster. In 1989, she and “A.J” moved from Lake Lotawana, Missouri to Golden to make their home.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home, online obit
Phyllis Long

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Cemetery: Seligman
Deceased: PERKINS, Esther Margaret (HOOTEN)
Birth: Aug. 12, 1913
Barry Co., MO
Death: June 12, 2011
St. John's Hosp., Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry................................. She was an Exeter, MO resident and the daughter of George and Sarah (Baughman) Hooten. On February 24, 1945, in Bentonville, Arkansas, she was united in marriage to Oran Perkins, who preceded her in death. Others preceded her in death were her parents; four brothers, Deb, Burl, Paul and Curt Hooten and six sisters, Velma Robyler, Marie Hooten, Bethela Hooten, Grace Lauderdale, Nellie Erwin and Hazel Holcomb. Esther received her education at Independence School and was a lifelong resident of Barry County.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home, online obit
Phyllis Long

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Cemetery: Purdy
Deceased: HARRIS, J.H. “Dick” ()
Birth: March 10, 1914
Purdy, Barry Co., MO
Death: June 15, 2011
Benchmark Health Care, Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry................................. He was the son of the late Roy and Bessie (McIntosh) Harris. Dick was a self-employed carpenter for many years, a member of the New Life Free Will Baptist Church in Monett and was a member of Antique Car Club in Fairview, MO. On March 13, 1935 in Purdy, MO, Dick married Dimple Christene Hughey. She preceded him in death on March 29, 1989. Also preceding him in death was one son, Leroy Harris; one grandson, Richard Harris; one brother, Dr. Noel Harris; and two sisters, Ruby Monett and Beulah Garoutte.
Resource: Buchanan Funeral Home, online obit
Phyllis Long

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Cemetery: New Site
Deceased: JOHNSON, Ester Lee (POWELL)
Birth: Nov. 1, 1923
Black Oak, AR
Death: Aug. 21, 2011
Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of the late Charles and Bessie (Stewart) Powell. She was united in marriage on November 26, 1947 in Mt. Vernon, MO to Jake Lester Johnson. She was a retired supervisor of housekeeping for St. Vincent’s Hospital in Monett. She was survived by two sons with the surname Grooms and one daughter. She was preceded in death by both her parents, Charles and Bessie; two brothers: Charles Powell Jr.,and James Powell; and one sister: Addie Marie Bunch.
Resource: Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home
Phyllis Long

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Cemetery: New Liberty - King's Prairie
Deceased: SINCLAIR-HALL, Catherine (WHALLEY)
Birth: Jan.3, 1949
Poole Dorset, England
Death: Aug. 28, 2011
Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: She was a Cassville, MO resident. She was the daughter of the Patrick and Rose(Brown) Whalley. She was united in marriage on July 12, 1974 in Poole Dorset, England to John Sinclair-Hall. She worked for the Cassville School District in the Cafeteria.
Resource: Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home
Phyllis Long

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Cemetery: Oak Ridge
Deceased: MADISON, George Eugene "Gene" ()
Birth: May 11, 1933
Cato, Barry Co., MO
Death: Sept. 12, 2011
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Gene was a welder and working under a conveyer type machine and it fell on him. He was the son of George and Elva (Sturgell) Madison. He attended school in the Hailey Community and graduated from Cassville High School in 1951. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict as well as in Germany. On June 25, 1955 he married Sharon Weller. Gene was an extremely industrious, hardworking man who would drop everything to help a friend. His mechanical abilities and homemade inventions helped solve many problems for his customers and friend’s. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death was by one daughter, Ronda Sue Madison.
Resource: White Funeral Home
Phyllis Long

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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: RODEN, Robert “Bob” ()
Birth: Oct. 7, 1924
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Death: Sept. 28, 2011
St. John's Hosp., Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the youngest child of George Greenberry and Lelia (Baker) Roden. In addition to his parents, preceding him in death were his brothers, Lester, Ralph and Herschel and two sisters, Ruth Hayward and Irene Roller. Shortly after graduating from Purdy High School in 1943, Bob was inducted into the Army. He was a veteran of World War II and saw action in the Philippines. He was wounded during the retaking of Corregidor, receiving the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. His wife was Leota Thompson. To this union five children were born. Bob worked for 13 years as the Bookmobile Driver/Clerk for the Barry County Library and was still recognized late in life by the former students of many small rural schools as “Bob the Bookmobile Man.” He was then employed at U.S. Shoes for 13 years before retiring.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: New Salem
Deceased: BAGWELL, Billy Max ()
Birth: Jan. 17, 1925
Louisville, MS
Death: Sept. 23, 2011
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Bill and Edna (Smith) Bagwell. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in the South Pacific during World War II. He was involved in several major battles and as a result received numerous accommodations, including a Philippine Liberation Bronze Star and a World War II Victory Medal. Mr. Bagwell was a member of the Teamsters Union and employed by Jones Trucking in Kansas City for 34 years prior to retiring and moving to Cassville in 1986. He married Marjorie L. Bradford in Kansas City, MO. He was preceded in death by his son, Billy Eugene Bagwell, in 1951.
Resource: White Funeral Home
Phyllis Long

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Cemetery: Oakdale (Lawrence Co.)
Deceased: WALTRIP, Lucy May (SHAFFER)
Birth: Dec. 16, 1933
Aurora, Lawrence Co., MO
Death: Sept. 28, 2011
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of the late Sam and Lucy (Loyd) Shaffer. She was united in Columbus, KS to Burnett Waltrip SR. She was retired from Tyson’s in Monett and a member of the New Site Baptist Church in Monett. She was preceded in death by both her parents Sam and Lucy and one son: Raymond Waltrip; one brother: George Shaffer; and three sisters: Lucinda Eden, Mary Waltrip, and Dorothy Williams.
Resource: Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home
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Cemetery: New Liberty - King's Prairie
Deceased: SIMS, Loretta H. (HAWKINS)
Birth: Feb. 23, 1918
Omaha, NE
Death: Oct. 7, 2011
Benchmark Health Care, Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry..................She was the daughter of the late Hugh Hawkins and Sarah (Cohen) Hawkins. Loretta was raised in Nebraska where she attended school and later worked as a Nurse’s Aide at St. Joseph’s Hospital. During the 1950’s, Loretta lived in Guam operated the sole Tupperware business, making her career their very successful. On August 27, 1970 in Omaha, NE, Loretta married John P. Sims. He preceded her in death on June 3, 2002. She was also preceded in death by one son, Albert Franklin Painter, Jr.; one daughter, Edean Sharon Painter; one brother, Kenneth Holman; and one sister, Wanda Feldt.
Resource: Buchanan Funeral Home
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Cemetery: St. Peter & St. Paul
Deceased: CELUSNIAK, Maryjana ()
Birth:

Death:

Research Note: Correction: The correct spelling of the last name is Celusniak (not Gelusniak. FYI, I believe the translation of the Polish headstone is "Here rests in saintly memory Maryjana Celusniak born in Galicya. Counts 57 years. Her life ended on the day of 19 December year 1899. Lord, Save Her Soul." I believe the original Polish spelling may be Czclusnik.
Resource:
Michele Rosewitz

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Cemetery: Munsey
Deceased: COOPER, Julia F. (EASLEY (BALL))
Birth: May 26, 1919
Eagle Rock, Barry Co., MO
Death: Oct. 18, 2011
Medicalodge, Neosho, Newton Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry..............She was the daughter of William Greenberry and Mollie (Larcey) Easley. She was united in marriage to Allen Stanton Ball in December, 1936, who was killed in a logging accident in 1950. Later she married Walter James Cooper on July 16, 1952, who preceded her in death on September 19, 1994. Besides her husbands and parents, she was preceded in death by one grandson, Brian Miller and seven brothers and sisters, Reverend Loren Easley, Frank Easley, Audrey Easley, Zuma Priest, Allie Prier and two in infancy. Julia grew up and received her education in Eagle Rock. She was a homemaker, as well as working full time at Jumping Jacks and later at Justin Boot where she ran a lacing machine.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: St. Peter & Paul Catholic
Deceased: KNOTT, Rose Ann (WROBLESKI)
Birth: Aug. 7, 1925
Pulaskifield, MO
Death: Oct. 16, 2011
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.................She was the daughter of Joe and Rose (Bartkoski) Wrobleski. She was united in marriage on May 13, 1950 to Robert Knott in Pulaskifield. He preceded her in death in September of 2001. She was a homemaker and a graduate of Pierce City High School.
Resource: Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Waldensian
Deceased: COURDIN, Mary Helen (MATTHEWS)
Birth: Apr. 5, 1930
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Death: Oct. 14, 2011
St. John's Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry...............She was the twin daughter of the Charles L. Matthews and Lena M. (Bryant) Matthews. Mary graduated from Monett High School with the Class of 1948. She then attended Monett Jr. College and SMS, pursuing a degree in Elementary Education. Mary taught third and fourth grades at Marshall Hill Elementary and also in Wentworth in the early 1950’s. She later worked as a CNA for Lacoba Nursing Home. Mary Helen Matthews and Gene Austin Courdin were united in marriage on June 4, 1953 in Monett. Gene preceded her in death on July 6, 2005. Also preceding her in death was her brother, Charles L. Matthews.
Resource: Buchanan Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Hickman
Deceased: GASTINEAU, Frederick Avaon ()
Birth: July 26, 1937
Pea Ridge, Benton Co., AR
Death: Oct. 26, 2011
Pea Ridge, Benton Co., AR
Research Note: He was the son of Franklin Roy Gastineau and Geneva (Hall) Gastineau. He served in the US Navy as a Petty Officer 3rd Class and was a supervisor at Daisy Manufacturing. He was a member of the Pea Ridge Church of Christ and is preceded in death by his parents; a half brother, Wayne Laughlin; one brother, Allan Gastineau; and one sister, Francene Gastineau Belcher.
Resource: Sisco Funeral Home
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Cemetery: New Liberty - King's Prairie
Deceased: WILLIAMS, John ()
Birth: June 18, 1837

Death: Mar. 22, 1912

Research Note: CORRECTION...........His mother is named Drucella Davids and it should be Drucella Daniels.
Resource: Cathy Williams
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: TRUMAN, Duane Edward ()
Birth: Sept. 20, 1940
Diagonal, IA
Death: Oct. 25, 2011
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Ed and Ora (Wilmeth) Truman. On December 27, 1974, in Cassville, he was united in marriage to Janice “Jan” Jackson. Duane grew up and received his education in Creston, Iowa, graduating from Creston High School. He went on to receive his Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering. In 1963, Duane joined the United States Army and was a pilot in the Vietnam War. Throughout his Army career he received various medals, ribbons and badges, including a Bronze Star Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with a Silver and a Bronze Star, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Aircraft Crewman Badge, Army Aviator Badge, Distinguished Flying Cross, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and National Defense Service Medal. On January 31, 1983, Duane retired as a Major. He was a member of Vinh-Long Flying Unit, National Vietnam Helicopter Pilot Association, NRA and a Lifetime member of both the Monett VFW and Military Officers Association.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: JONES, Rayma (PEARL)
Birth: Aug. 26, 1917
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Death: Sept. 27, 2011
Joplin Health Care, Joplin, Jasper Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Glen and Missie (Ray) Pearl. She was a graduate of Cassville High School and was a veteran of the United States Army, where she served as a Stenographer. Rayma was united in marriage to Daniel Jones on June 13, 1947, in Spokane, Washington. She spent most of her life in the Neosho area. Preceded in death by her husband, Daniel R. Jones; her son, David M. Jones; her parents; and her sisters and brother. A graveside memorial for Rayma Pearl Jones, who passed at on Sept. 27, 2011, has been scheduled for this Friday, Oct. 28. Friends and family will gather at her grave at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cassville at 1 p.m.
Resource: Cassville Democrat
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Cemetery: New Liberty - King's Prairie
Deceased: MEDLIN, Betty Lou (JOHNSON (HADDOCK))
Birth: July 20, 1933
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Death: Oct. 22, 2011
Cox South Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of the late Marvin and Eva (Spain) Johnson. She first married Norman Sanders Haddock. She was united in marriage on Oct. 15, 1992 in Monett to Bill Medlin. She was preceded in death by both her parents, Marvin and Eva, and one son: Steven Haddock.
Resource: Monett Times
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Cemetery: McCormick/St. John
Deceased: KRUEGER, Leroy ()
Birth: Nov. 2, 1920
Friestatt, MO
Death: Oct. 23, 2011
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Richard and Hilda (Block) Krueger. He was a graduate of Pierce City High School with the Class of 1939. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II. For over 40 years, Leroy worked for the Missouri Department of Agriculture as a fresh fruit and vegetable inspector. On June 19, 1954 in Rogers, AR, Leroy and Frances Graham were united in marriage and they were blessed with over 57 years together. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Orville Krueger.
Resource: Monett Times
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Cemetery: Oakdale/Westbay
Deceased: WITHERS, Myrtle ()
Birth: Oct. 26, 1887

Death: July 12, 1888

Research Note: CORRECTION......Her parents were P E (Peter E) and F S (Frances S Allen) Withers.
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Cemetery: Pilant
Deceased: BLACK, Laverne Harold ()
Birth: June 14, 1928
Barry Co., MO
Death: Nov. 5, 2011
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the eldest son of Marion and Iva (Taylor) Black. He was the third of 8 children. He grew up on his family’s farm on Flat Creek, where, as a child, he attended Black School. He graduated from Cassville High School in 1945 and was united in marriage to Lilas Towe, his high school sweetheart, on Feb. 2, 1948. She preceded him in death in 2007. He was also preceded in death by his parents, two older sisters, and one younger brother. He and Lilas migrated west in 1948, eventually settling in Prineville, OR, where he worked in the lumber business for 45 years, eventually retiring as the Sales Manager of Consolidated Pine in 1993. After 58 years in Central Oregon, he and Lilas returned to their childhood home in Cassville in 2006.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: ARCHER, Edward “Eddy” William ()
Birth: July 30, 1951
Burbank, CA
Death: Nov. 6, 2011
Select Specialty Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of the son of Lee R. and Dorothy (Birlew) Archer, who preceded him in death. Eddy received his education in California and Arkansas. He worked as a certified nurse’s aide, welder and short order cook during his life. He loved summer weather, riding his Harley and playing his keyboard and guitar. On August 9, 2007, he became a resident of Cassville Health Care and Rehabilitation, where he entertained other residents and staff with his music.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Waldensian
Deceased: PHILYAW , Bridget Ann (MCGOWEN (HARP))
Birth: July 5, 1962
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Death: Nov. 6, 2011
Freeman Hosp., Joplin, Jasper Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Patty (Planchon) Coatney and Hank McGowen. Survived by one daughter and two sons with the surname Harp. She was preceded in death by her father Hank.
Resource: Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home
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Cemetery: St. Peter & Paul Catholic
Deceased: BLEVINS, Julia Anna (WASHECK (LANDOLL))
Birth: Sept. 9, 1936
Barry Co., MO
Death: Nov. 11, 2011
Pierce City, Lawrence Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Andy and Julia (Rosewicz) Washeck. Julia Anna Landoll was married to Hollis Blevins on Thursday, November 27, 1986, in Pierce City, MO. Survived by one son, living Landoll, and seven daughters; one step-son; one step-daughter; two brothers; thirteen grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.
Resource: Lakin Funeral Home
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Cemetery: St. John's Lutheran Stone's Prairie New
Deceased: SCHAD, Jerry Dean ()
Birth: Nov. 18, 1944
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Death: Nov. 12, 2011
Freeman Hosp., Joplin, Jasper Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of the late Rudolph and Leona (Casper) Schad. He was united in marriage on December 19, 1964 to Carolyn Laughlin. He was a graduate of Crowder College holding an Associate Degree in Agriculture and was a farmer. He was preceded in death by both his parents Rudolph and Leona.
Resource: Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Waldensian
Deceased: MEDLIN, Berniece ()
Birth: Mar. 29, 1912
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Death: Nov. 10, 2011
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Delmar W. and Mable (Combs) Medlin. She lived her entire life in the Monett area. She was a graduate of Purdy High School and Southwest Missouri State College in Springfield. She enjoyed teaching elementary school for 46 years. She retired from the Monett R-1 School District. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Lydia Circle and U.M.W. and served as a volunteer for Loaves and Fishes for many years. She was also a member of Barry County Retired Teachers and Delta Kappa Gamma, and a life-time member of the National Retired Teacher’s Association. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Audrey Millikan and her husband Clark and Dorothy Anderson and her husband Howard; and one brother, Kenneth Medlin and his wife Mary.
Resource: Buchanan Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Muncie Chapel
Deceased: STEWART, Bonnie Louise ()
Birth: Sept. 7, 1928
Miami, OK
Death: Nov. 18, 2011
Marionville, Lawrence Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of William Franklin (Jack) and Ella Mae (Stark) Stewart, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, George, Bernard and Jack, Jr.; one sister, Gwendolyn Myers; her dearest friend, Marilyn Hunt. Bonnie graduated from Wheaton High School and continued her education at St. John’s Nursing School in Joplin, Missouri, where she became a registered nurse. On December 11, 1951, Bonnie joined the United States Air Force and served during both the Korean War and Viet Nam War. Throughout her service career, she received several medals, badges and commendations which included a Bronze Star. After serving over twenty years, she retired as a Lt. Colonel on January 31, 1972, at Biloxi, Mississippi. She moved to Ocean Springs, Mississippi, following her retirement. In 2007, she moved to the Methodist Manor at Marionville, Missouri.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Waldensian
Deceased: MAGNIN, Arthur ()
Birth: March 3, 1920
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Death: Nov. 26, 2011
Purdy, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry..........He was the son of the late Felix and Julie (Cuendet) Magnin. He was united in marriage on September 28, 1951 in Brazil Indiana to Pauline Slatter, she preceded him in death on June 8, 1993. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Waldensian Presbyterian Church in Monett, MO. He is preceded in death by both his parents: Felix and Julie; one brother: Alfred Magnin; and one sister: Virginia Rutladge.
Resource: Buchanan Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Washburn Prairie
Deceased: SENTER , Wanda Dean (BANKS)
Birth: May 20, 1935
Washburn, Barry Co., MO
Death: Dec. 13, 2011
Washburn, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry...........She was the daughter of Samuel Otis and Velma (Poe) Banks. On July 23, 1956, in Miami, Oklahoma, she was united in marriage to Ned Senter, who preceded her in death on March 7, 1990. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Samuel Raymond Banks and two sisters, Freda Lou Rose and Dorothy Marie Morgan. Wanda grew up in Barry County and attended Trents Creek Grade School and graduated from Washburn High School. She and Ned raised both Beef and Dairy Cattle. Wanda also worked as a Customer Representative for Wal-Mart for several years.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Muncie Chapel
Deceased: LICKLIDER , Raymond Charles ()
Birth: Nov. 22, 1926
St. Louis, MO
Death: Dec. 14, 2011
Cox Hosp., Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.....................He was the son of Lemuel Charles and Nora Louise (Branson) Licklider. On October 25, 1952, he was united in marriage to Lorene Brattin. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Elmer Licklider and two sisters, Shirley Tate and Barbara Lee Licklider. Raymond graduated from Argentine High School in Kansas City, Kansas and continued his education at Kansas City, Kansas Junior College. He served during World War II in the United States Navy from August 1943 until 1946 and continued his service to his country in April, 1947, by joining the United States Army. Following his honorable discharge from the Army, he worked for the Kansas City Fire Department in Kansas City, Kansas for twenty-two years retiring as a Captain. He returned to Ridgley in 1979.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: WOODS, Maude (LANEY)
Birth: May 6, 1920
Ridgley, Barry Co., MO
Death: Dec. 14, 2011
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.............She was the daughter of John and Myrtle (Powell) Laney, one of nine children. On August 2, 1939, she was united in marriage to the love of her life, James Woods, who preceded her in death on November 22, 2008. They were married 69 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers; two sisters; a daughter, Wilma and her husband, Gary and a grandson, Billy. Maude was employed with companies and finished her working career with her husband, James in the Shelter Insurance Agency.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: MCCULLOUGH , Lonnie Eugene ()
Birth: Sept.15, 1942
Haskell, OK
Death: Dec. 26, 2011
Cox South Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Paul McCullough and Maudie Kincaide. On March 12, 1960, in Miami, OK, he was united in marriage to Connie Sue Buntin and remained married for fifty-two years. To this union two children were born. Preceding him in death were his father, Paul McCullough; his mother, Maudie Kincaide; one son, Robert McCullough and two brothers, Wayne McCullough and Robert Jackson. Lonnie was lovingly raised by TJ and Clarence King of Cassville, Missouri. He served his country in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany. Lonnie worked in law enforcement most of his life including working for the City of Cassville Police Department for twenty-eight years. He served as a city Patrolman, as the DARE Officer and Public Education Officer and for the last seven years as Chief of Police in Cassville. Upon his retirement in April of 2008, the city dedicated the new Cassville Police Department to Lonnie. In addition to his law enforcement duties, Lonnie was a devoted community volunteer. For many years he assisted with the Cassville Schools Hooked On Fishing Program, Kids Fishing Day at Roaring River, Cassville Jr. Football League and the Cassville 2000 Community Coalition and Youth Advisory Board.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: BLACK, Genevieve (MCCLURE)
Birth: June 27, 1923
Rocky Comfort, McDonald Co., MO
Death: Dec. 28, 2011
Red Rose Health and Rehab. Center, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry................She was the daughter of Martin E. and Lula (Lamberson) McClure. On March 5, 1942, in Monett, Missouri, she was united in marriage to William H. Black, who preceded her in death on November 14, 1988. Also preceding her in death were her parents, three brothers and one sister. Genevieve grew up and received her education at Rocky Comfort, where she graduated from high school. She was a life-long resident of this area and was a homemaker. Since 1946 she had made her home in Cassville.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: HOLDEN, Barbara Jane ()
Birth: Aug. 23, 1927
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Death: Dec. 30, 2011

Research Note: Had two surviving sons with the surname Bracken. She was the daughter of Gladys Mae (Williams) Holden and John Allen Holden. Retired from Pepsi Cola Bottling - St. Louis after 30 years service, she resided in Sacramento, CA; South Padre Island and Victoria, TX; Farmington, Crestwood, Marthasville and Washington, MO.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: McCormick/St. John
Deceased: LINGSPORN, Vonda H. (LALOGE)
Birth: April 27, 1922
Chase Co., KS
Death: Dec. 30, 2011
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.............She was the first child of Leo Isador R. and Esther (Bullard) LaLoge. She was preceded in death by her husband Enos F. Klingsporn, brothers Delbert LaLoge and John Maxwell, and a sister Ruby Laloge Childress. She came to Monett as a teenager and remained. She was a longtime employee and manager of Norris Grain Company on Front Street.
Resource: Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Oakdale
Deceased: SLIGAR, Darrell L. ()
Birth: Oct. 23, 1940
Topeka, KS
Death: Jan. 4, 2012
KU Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.................He was the son of Roma (Montgomery) Sligar and Elwood Sligar. He graduated from the University of Kansas in 1963 with a master’s degree in education. After graduation he had a career as a math teacher and high school principal in Valley Falls, Seneca, and Phillipsburg Kansas. In 1982 Darrell left education to join Jack Henry and Associates as the 19th employee of the company, working on the development of several early products. He left JHA in 1990 to become a partner in Data Trade which was later acquired by JHA. Darrell returned to JHA in 1998 to lead the development of imaging product Silhouette. He retired in 2010. In 1963 Darrell married Karen Kampmeier, who preceded him in death in 1997. He was also preceded in death by daughter Lori Swearingen and her husband Bo, in 2010. In 2000 Darrell married Jane (Hager) Sligar.
Resource: Buchanan Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Osa Cemetery
Deceased: WILSON, John M. ()
Birth: Aug. 1833
TN
Death: Dec. 1, 1883

Research Note: Correction: Now listed as Unknown Wilson, Grave #479. John M. Wilson was the son of Hugh P. Wilson and Nancy Culton Wilson. He was a brother to David Alexander Wilson and the husband of Delaney Triplett.
Resource: Family Research
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Cemetery: Osa Cemetery
Deceased: ELLIS, Altie I. ()
Birth: Feb. 7, 1875

Death: Mar. 10, 1875

Research Note: Please remove my previous correction from this cemetery entry.
Resource: Family Research
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Cemetery: Mount Pleasant
Deceased: EUBANKS, Arthur ()
Birth: July 18, 1885

Death: Sep. 13, 1912
Hot Springs, Garland County, AR
Research Note: Additional info [ the date of birth and place of death is new]
Resource: Saskatchewan, Canada probate record available at FamilySearch.org
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Cemetery: Washburn Prairie
Deceased: WILLIAMS, Edwin “Leon” ()
Birth: Sept. 8, 1937
Exeter, Barry Co., MO
Death: Jan. 18, 2012
Ozark Community Hosp., Springfield, Green Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry................ He was the son of Rolland Earl and Gladys (Gardner) Williams. On December 26, 1958, in Cassville, he was united in marriage to Wanda D. “Dee” Pendergraft, who preceded him in death on April 4, 2008. Also preceding him in death were his father; one son, Edwin Leon Williams, Jr. and two brothers, Johnny Williams and Bill Williams. Leon received his education at Southwest Schools at Washburn. He then entered the United States Army, serving from June 14, 1956, until July 17, 1967. On December 17, 1986, he retired from The National Guard 203rd Engineer Battalion of Anderson, Missouri. For several years he was farm manager for Hudson Farms at various locations.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Purdy
Deceased: QUICK, Ollie Maxine (WORMINGTON)
Birth: July 25, 1929

Death: Jan. 15, 2012
Cox South Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of the late Damon Cecil and Ollie (Henderson) Wormington. She was united in marriage on July 25, 1954 in Purdy, MO to Lawrence Quick. She was preceded in death by both her parents Damon and Ollie.
Resource: Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Waldensian
Deceased: BARTTRUM, George Albert ()
Birth: March 31, 1945
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Death: Jan. 16, 2012
Red Rose Health and Rehab. Center, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Julia (Balmas) Barttrum and the late Wayne Barttrum. He was a retired Janitor.He was preceded in death by his father Wayne and one brother: Jimmy.
Resource: Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: TROBAUGH , Betty (BURGESS (TUTTLE))
Birth: July 9, 1915
Ford, KS
Death: Jan. 19, 2012
Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry................................. She was the daughter of Steve and Mabel Burgess. She was united in marriage to Virgil Tuttle, who preceded her in death. Later she married William Trobaugh, who also preceded her in death. Others preceding her in death were a daughter, Patricia Ann Bliss; one brother, Dolph Ford and two sisters, Jeanne Lafitte and Mildred Douglas. Betty spent many years working in the jewelry industry. She was an editor of the Modern Jeweler Magazine in Kansas City, Missouri, and from there went on to working with sales representatives setting up the MINK Jewelry Show. She retired to Eagle Rock, Missouri, and accepted the position of Executive Director of the Kansas Jewelers Association.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Muncie Chapel
Deceased: RENKOSKI, Elsie Mae (PHILLIPS)
Birth: April 12, 1929
Gallatin, MO
Death: Jan. 25, 2012
Purdy, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Harley and Mabel (Graham) Phillips. On October 22, 1949, in Kansas City, Kansas, she was united in marriage to Lawrence Henry Renkoski and to this union twelve children were born. Preceding her in death were her parents and two sisters, Minnie (Irene) Parr and Colene Taylor. Elsie received her education in Kansas City, Missouri, where she graduated from high school. She then continued her education, graduating from SMS. As a teenager Elsie began working for MA Bell Phone Company in Kansas City, remaining there five years. For twenty years she was assistant librarian at Crowder College.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: REID, Johnny O’Dell ()
Birth: Dec. 1, 1935
Doniphan, MO
Death: Jan. 27, 2012
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the third child of Don Van Reid and Mabel Mae Sharum Reid. On December 28, 1952, Johnny married Octava Marie Tittle and to this union came four children, eleven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Johnny walked closely with his Lord and Savior, preaching the word of God as an evangelist beginning at the young age of 11. He later became ordained as a minister in the Pentecostal Holiness Church, serving as pastor of the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Mesquite, Texas. nny, Marie and family moved from Texas to Cassville in 1967, where they owned and operated Reid Hardware. Johnny later built homes and investment properties and served as a realtor. Johnny served his community as a Cassville R-4 District school board member and President of the Cassville Athletic Booster Club. Johnny and Marie subsequently returned to Texas in the 1980’s, where they lived before returning home to Cassville to retire.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: RODEN, Leota Faye (THOMPSON)
Birth: Jan. 8, 1931
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Death: Feb. 2, 2012
Mercy Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: She was the second child of William Henry and Lois Olena (Hawk) Thompson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Harold Roden, and her twin sister, Oleta Maye Thompson. Leota attended Cassville School until the sixth grade, after which she completed her education at Butterfield School. Leota not only excelled in the sports of volleyball and softball in high school, but also was the valedictorian of the Class of 1949. Library in Cassville, Missouri. There she met Robert “Bob” Roden and they were married on July 31, 1955. Leota worked at Jumping Jacks Shoe Corp. in Cassville for six years and then spent thirteen years at Justin Boot Company before retiring.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Purdy
Deceased: CLOVER, Helen Roberta (ROACH)
Birth: May 21, 1920
Enid, OK
Death: Feb. 13, 2012
Ozark Methodist Manor, Marionville, MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry........She was the daughter of the late William and Golda (Moody) Roach. She was united in marriage to Earl Clover in 1953 he preceded her in death on March 29, 2006. Throughout high school Helen was a member of the Oklahoma High School Honor Society. She graduated from Ponca City High School and served as Valedictorian upon graduation in 1938. She served her community through the Parent Teachers Association (PTA), even though she had no children of her own. She worked at the First National Bank in Ponca City and went back to school at Ponca Business College in the evenings. She became a Deacon’s wife in 1953 and served in many capacities at Longwood Baptist Church in Ponca City, Oklahoma and First Baptist Church of Purdy in Missouri. Helen also worked in the Patent Division at the Continental Oil Company (Conoco) in Ponca City for 15 years. Helen is preceded in death by both her parents William and Golda and husband Earl.
Resource: Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: ALLEN, Norma Jean (RANDOLPH)
Birth: May 19, 1927
Fremont, MO
Death: Feb. 20, 2012
Benchmark Healthcare, Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Silas H. and Ella M. (Vermillion) Randolph, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were three brothers and four sisters. She married John Allen. Norma grew up and received her education at Carrollton, Missouri, where she graduated from high school. Much of her life was spent in Columbia, Missouri. For ten years she worked as a secretary for the University of Missouri in Columbia. In 2004, she moved from Columbia to Monett to make her home.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Oak Ridge
Deceased: HOLT , Silas ()
Birth: July 3, 1940
Mt. Judea, MO
Death: Feb. 21, 2012
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry...............He was the son of Dewey W. and Lillie (Flud) Holt. On April 17, 1970, in Kansas City, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Bonnie Shoaf, who preceded him in death on December 1, 2007. Also preceding him in death were two brothers, Eulis Johnson and Charles Holt; two sisters, Magalene “Maggie” Sapp and Loisey Reddell and one grandchild. Silas grew up and received his education at Mt. Judea, Arkansas. For a few years he lived in Kansas City, Missouri, moving to Cassville, Missouri forty-four years ago to make his home. He was a television repairman and was owner and operator of Holt TV.
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: BENNETT , Martha Virgina (BURGE)
Birth: Aug. 2, 1924
Franklin, IN
Death: Feb. 18, 2012
Cox South Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry..............She was the daughter of Carl and Jessie (Taylor) Burge. At the age of seven, her family moved to California. She graduated from Antelope Valley High School, Lancaster, California in 1942. She met the love of her life in the fall of 1941, Charles "Jay" Bennett, and became engaged soon after. He then left for four years to fight in the South Pacific during World War II. They were united in marriage in North Hollywood, California on November 25, 1945. In 1946, Jay and Martha moved to New Mexico, and for several years resided between California and New Mexico. In April of 1960 the family settled near Seligman in Barry County, Missouri where they lived on a stock ranch call "The Diamond J". In 1973 they sold the ranch and moved to a small acreage near Cassville. Jay preceded her in death on May 6, 1998.
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: BENNETT, Martha Virgina (BURGE)
Birth: Aug. 2, 1924
Franklin, IN
Death: Feb. 18, 2012
Cox South Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry..............She was the daughter of Carl and Jessie (Taylor) Burge. At the age of seven, her family moved to California. She graduated from Antelope Valley High School, Lancaster, California in 1942. She met the love of her life in the fall of 1941, Charles "Jay" Bennett, and became engaged soon after. He then left for four years to fight in the South Pacific during World War II. They were united in marriage in North Hollywood, California on November 25, 1945. In 1946, Jay and Martha moved to New Mexico, and for several years resided between California and New Mexico. In April of 1960 the family settled near Seligman in Barry County, Missouri where they lived on a stock ranch call "The Diamond J". In 1973 they sold the ranch and moved to a small acreage near Cassville. Jay preceded her in death on May 6, 1998.
Resource: White Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Washburn Prairie
Deceased: STEPHENS, Anita Eileen (SWAFFER)
Birth: April 16, 1942
Barry Co., MO
Death: Feb. 19, 2012
Benchmark Healthcare, Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Anita Eileen Stephens,(given name, Virginia Louise) was the daughter of Samuel Jefferson and Georgia Emma (Henderson) Swaffer. She attended school and graduated from Purdy High School in 1959. On April 26, 1991 she was united in marriage to Bill Stephens in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Anita (Louise) was employed by Jumping Jacks Shoe Factory and Little Tikes Factory in Monett. She then assisted her sister, Betty, with her day care which became a joy of service that she continued for several years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Swaffer, and one sister, Virginia Maxine Swaffer.
Resource: White Funeral Home
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Cemetery: New Liberty - King's Prairie
Deceased: BOWMAN, C.K. “Kenny” ()
Birth: Aug. 22, 1927
Barry Co., MO
Death: Feb. 24, 2012
MO Rehab Center, Mt. Vernon, MO
Research Note: He died due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident on November 18, 2011. He was the son of Ernest and Ruth Bowman. He had attended school in Cassville, MO before serving his country in the Army during World War II. He owned and operated Micro Turn Company, starting his business forty-nine years ago in his garage then moving to a building in Monett. He later relocated the business to Freistatt to be closer to home. On February 8, 1963, Kenny married Norma Balmas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Ruth Bowman; one brother, Howard Bowman; and one sister, Maxine Scott. Interment was in King’s Prairie Cemetery, Monett.
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Cemetery: Mt. Pleasant
Deceased: BANES, John Douglas ()
Birth: April 20, 1953
Verona, Lawrence Co., MO
Death: Aug. 25, 2011
Cox South Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: He married Pauletta Eutsler Nov. 26, 1979. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Monett and worked for Hydro-Aluminum in Monett for more than 40 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Gene Arthur.
Resource: Lawrence Co. Record
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Cemetery: Hickman
Deceased: EAGAN, Arthur L. ()
Birth: Dec. 13, 1929
Beaver, OK
Death: Mar. 7, 2012
Cassville Health and Rehab., Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was son of Emery and Bessie (Bryan) Eagan. In 1973 he retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of service, and moved to Washburn from Melvin, Kansas. He had a farming operation which included dairy, poultry houses. Mr. Eagan also owned and operated Eagan’s Supply in Washburn since 1997. He married Betty Shulse on July 21, 1962, in Urich, Missouri. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Eagan.
Resource: White Funeral Home
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Cemetery: McCormick/St. John
Deceased: RENFRO, Perry D. ()
Birth: Nov. 4, 1930
Greenfield, MO
Death: Mar. 3, 2012
Lacoba Nursing Center, Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of the late Perry Clay Renfro and Carrie (Bird) Renfro. Four years after he graduated from Greenfield High School, Perry served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged on January 27, 1954. In 1956, Perry moved to Monett to raise his family. He had worked as a Barber at a local barber shop during the 1960’s. He later had been a truck driver for Tyson Foods. On February 16, 1952 in Lockwood, MO, Perry married Ruth Evelyn Massmann. She preceded him in death on February 6, 1999. He was also preceded in death by three grandsons, Joshua and Christopher Hirsch and Brook Renfro; two brothers, Leon and Raymond Renfro; and two sisters, Mary Renfro and Berthena Meyers.
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Cemetery: Osa
Deceased: MYSINGER, Freddie Joe ()
Birth:
Lawrence Co., MO
Death:
V.A. Hosp., Columbia MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry..................He was the son of Una Raymond Mysinger and Julia Batrice Muench. Husband of Flossie Elaine Mason....... ALSO ADD wife's first name and maiden name to her entry.
Resource: Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Osa
Deceased: FRAGASSI, Louie ()
Birth:
Huntingdon, PA
Death:
Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry..................He was a Vocational Educator at Monett High School. Son of Albert Fragassi born Italy and Della Heffner born Huntingdon, PA.
Resource: Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Waldensian
Deceased: WALTON, Esther Fern (REYNAUD)
Birth: Aug. 20, 1904
Monett, MO.
Death: Oct. 15, 1977
Springfield, Greene Co., MO.
Research Note: Add to existing: Dau of James J. Reynaud (Italy) and Susan Courdin (Uruguay); she was the wife of John Theodore Walton and the city clerk for the city of Aurora, MO. for 25 yrs. The informant was Dr. Jim Cook. She had lived in Aurora, MO. for 49 yrs.
Resource: Crafton-Cantrell F.H. record
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: HISEY, Joseph Paul ()
Birth: Sept. 18, 1911
Cassville, Barry Co., MO.
Death: Jul. 27, 1978
Springfield, Greene Co., MO.
Research Note: Add to existing: Son of John Willison Hisey and Mildred Plummer; he was the husband of Zelda Arlene (Fowler) Hisey; he was a commercial artist for the Lilly Tulip Mfg. Co. of Springfield, MO.
Resource: Crafton- Cantrell F.H. record
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Cemetery: Muncie Chapel
Deceased: BRATTIN, Retha Jean (MATTINGLEY)
Birth: Jan. 22, 1927

Death:

Research Note: ADD to existing entry........Her name is given in her daughter's obit. No death date. Guess I must have missed her obit when she died.
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Cemetery: Muncie Chapel
Deceased: BRATTIN, Retha “Diana” ()
Birth: Jan. 10, 1960
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Death: Mar. 8, 2012
Cedar Ridge Care Center, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Junior E. “Pete” and Retha Jean (Mattingley) Brattin, who preceded her in death. Diana, as most people knew her, grew up and received her education at Wheaton, Missouri, graduating from Wheaton High School in 1979. After graduating she did baby sitting and more recently worked for Oxford Health Care. She was a member of Ridgley Baptist Church and had been attending Emmanuel Baptist Church, since moving to Cassville one year ago.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: WARNER, Donald Wayne ()
Birth: Apr. 11, 1926
Purdy, Barry Co., MO
Death: Mar. 11, 2012
MU Medical Center, Columbia, MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry..............He was the son of Thomas Albert and Lucy Mae (Sass) Warner. On October 31, 1950, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Starkey, who preceded him in death on March 3, 1992. Also preceding him in death were his parents; a son-in-law, Tim Sosebee; three brothers, Carl, Gerald and Earl Warner and one sister, Esther West. On May 22, 2001, he married his loving and adoring wife, Evelyn Hollingsworth. BB-48, entering the war in the Philippines and ending in Tokyo Bay at the surrender of the Japanese. After twenty-three years of service, he retired from the United States Navy as Master Chief in 1968. After his retirement from the Navy he worked for Baxter Laboratories in research and development, from which he also retired. In 1986, he moved from Gurnee, Illinois to Cassville and in 2003, he moved to Monett to make his home.
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Cemetery: Oakdale/Westbay
Deceased: BAUM, Reba Ellen (HUDDLESTONE)
Birth: June 6, 1918
Harper Co., KS
Death: Mar. 10, 2012
Lacoba Nursing Center, Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of the late Elmer and Grace Huddlestone. She was married to M.C. “Bob” Baum and they spent 71 years in a loving and devoted marriage that began on September 1, 1940 in El Dorado, KS. She was preceded in death by both her parents Elmer and Grace, two brothers and two sisters. Throughout her life in Monett, Reba was very involved in community organizations and projects including the establishment of Crosslines. She was an active member of the Republican Women’s Group, worked at dozens of elections as a vote taker, and worked with Loaves and Fishes for over 30 years.
Resource: Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Purdy
Deceased: HILTON, Beryl L. (GANN)
Birth: Apr. 6, 1899
Purdy, MO.
Death: Mar. 5, 1986
Aurora, MO.
Research Note: Add to existing: Dau of Will Gann and Minerva Henderson; the wife of Aaron Hilton.
Resource: Crafton-Cantrell F.H. record
Connie Schmidt

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Cemetery: Osa
Deceased: BUCHANAN, Roxie Ruby (COLLIER)
Birth: Dec. 7, 1898
Davis Co., IA
Death: Feb. 6, 1987
Monett, MO.
Research Note: NEW: Dau of John W. Collier and Maxie Bell Miller; she was widowed, no name given. The informant was Loyd E. Buchanan.
Resource: Crafton-Cantrell F.H. record
Connie Schmidt

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Cemetery: McGuire
Deceased: MARSHALL , Bobby G. “Bob” ()
Birth: Sept. 15, 1936
Stella, Newton Co., MO
Death: March 13, 2012
Red Rose Health and Rehab. Center, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Dennis Poyner and Wilma (Wall) Marshall. Preceding him in death were his father, Dennis Poyner Marshall; his mother, Wilma Wagner and two granddaughters, Jennifer and Jennell Marshall. Bob was a life-long resident of southwest Missouri and was a graduate of Blue Eye High School. For several years he was the school bus supervisor for Exeter School.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Mt. Pleasant
Deceased: WALDRON , Alice Faye (PRUITT)
Birth: Feb. 11, 1935
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Death: March 21, 2012
Culpepper Place in Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.............. She was the daughter of Neria and Maye Bell (Beaver) Pruitt. She grew up and received her education in Cassville graduating with the Class of 1953. On August 24, 1957, in San Antonio, Texas, she was united in marriage to Melvin H.Waldron, Jr., who was stationed in San Antonio with the United States Air Force. Throughout his twenty years of service, they lived in many states until they settled in Spring Hill, Florida in 1968, upon retirement. After her husband’s illness, Alice and Melvin returned to Wheaton and the Cassville area. During her lifetime, Alice was employed in various food service establishments, with her last employment being with Wheaton Public Schools. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Melvin, a brother, Gene Pruitt and a nephew, Steve Abram.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Purdy
Deceased: BAKER , Cameron Lee ()
Birth: Sept. 2, 2011
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Death: March 21, 2012
University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS
Research Note: Cameron Lee Baker, 6 months, of Purdy, MO passed away Wednesday March 21, 2012 at University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. He was born September 2, 2011, in Monett, the son of Bobby Baker and Kaitlyn Graves of Purdy.
Resource: Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home
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Cemetery: McCormick-St. John
Deceased: PIERCE, Gladys I. (SMITH)
Birth: Aug. 27, 1909
Sedalia, MO.
Death: Aug. 17, 1987
Aurora, MO.
Research Note: Add to existing: Dau of Elmer Smith and Mary Ann Comfort; divorced and a commercial artist for MWM. She died of cancer.
Resource: Crafton Cantrell F.H. record
Connie Schmidt

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Cemetery: Mt. Pleasant
Deceased: MCCULLAH, James George ()
Birth: Jan. 18, 1906
Stone Co., MO.
Death: Oct. 11, 1987
Springfield, MO.
Research Note: Add to existing: Son of Robert McCullah and Flora Burk; husband of Neva (Gentry) McCullah; he was a retired electician for Empire Electric. He died of a Myocardial Infarct. States the obit ran in Springfield NewsLeader and Joplin Globe on Oct. 12, 1987.
Resource: Crafton Cantrell F.H. record
Connie Schmidt

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Cemetery: Osa
Deceased: HUDSON, Oda Elizabeth (FRIEND)
Birth:
Barry Co., MO.
Death:
Crane, MO.
Research Note: Add to existing: last address was Crane Health Center
Resource: Crafton Cantrell F.H. record
Connie Schmidt

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Cemetery: Osa
Deceased: TACKER, William Earl ()
Birth:
Stone Co., MO.
Death:
Aurora, MO.
Research Note: Add to existing: Son of Sanders M. Tacker and Lela (Garrison) Tacker; he was the husband of Ernestine (Andres) Tacker and a self employed cabinet maker; he was a WWII Army veteran; died from Parkinson's Disease
Resource: Crafton Cantrell F.H. record
Connie Schmidt

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Cemetery: Osa
Deceased: BOSWELL, John T. ()
Birth:
Barry Co., MO.
Death:
Aurora, MO.
Research Note: Add to existing: Son of Garrett Boswell & Addie Mullins; he was the husband of Ruth (Fare) Boswell and a retired farmer.
Resource: Crafton- Cantrell F.H. record
Connie Schmidt

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Cemetery: Osa
Deceased: ESCOLAS, Edmond L. ()
Birth:
Worcester, MA.
Death:
Aurora, Lawrence Co., MO.
Research Note: Add to existing: He was the son of Eugene C. and Angele' Escolas; he was a retired Professor of finance at the University of Wyoming.
Resource: Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home record
Connie Schmidt

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Cemetery: Mt. Pleasant
Deceased: LANE, Ernest A. ()
Birth:
Aurora, MO.
Death:
Aurora, Lawrence Co., MO.
Research Note: Add to existing: He was the son of David Lane and Effie Munday; he was a retired employee of Empire Dist. water dept. and had lived in MO. his entire life.
Resource: Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home record
Connie Schmidt

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Cemetery: Oak Ridge
Deceased: HALL, Edna A. (ASH)
Birth:
Stone Co., MO.
Death:
Aurora, Lawrence Co., MO.
Research Note: Add to existing: She was the dau of Marion Ash and Bonnie Lee Holloway; wife of William Burl Hall.
Resource: Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home record
Connie Schmidt

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Cemetery: Osa
Deceased: MILLER, Elsie L. Rickman (EARNHART)
Birth:
Christian Co., MO.
Death:
Aurora, Lawrence Co., MO.
Research Note: Add to existing: Married first to George E. Rickman and then a Miller.
Resource: Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home record
Connie Schmidt

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Cemetery: Osa
Deceased: NICHOLS, Glen Stevens ()
Birth:

Death:
Aurora, Lawrence Co., MO.
Research Note: Add to existing: Son of James A. Nichols and Gertrude Stevens; husband of Pearl (Friend) Nichols; he was a retired farmer. He died from a stroke and had been a resident in MO. since 1933.
Resource: Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home record
Connie Schmidt

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Cemetery: Osa
Deceased: MYSINGER, Bobby Gene ()
Birth:
Lawrence Co., MO.
Death:
V.A. Hosp. Little Rock, AR.
Research Note: Add to existing: Retired U.S. Army E-6 Jul. 31, 1974; son of Una Raymond Mysinger and Beatrice Julia Muench; the husband of Elizabeth Emma (Pipell) Mysinger.
Resource: Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home record
Connie Schmidt

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Cemetery: Osa
Deceased: LEMASTER, Oklahoma Mary (BOWERS)
Birth:
Crane, MO.
Death:
Aurora, Lawrence Co., MO.
Research Note: Add to existing: Dau of Phillip S. Bower and Naomi Adeline Johnson; widow of Gearl Lemaster; her last residence was in Crane, MO. and she had lived in MO. her entire life.
Resource: Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home record
Connie Schmidt

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Cemetery: Osa
Deceased: HOLMES, Irma "Geneva" Walker (GREEN)
Birth:
Beckham Co., OK.
Death:
Aurora, Lawrence Co., MO.
Research Note: Add to existing: Irma Geneva Walker first married Clay Holmes and after he died(1953), she married Jack Walker, who died in 1979. She was the dau of Robert Green and Birdie Clark.
Resource: Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home record
Connie Schmidt

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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: KAPPLER, Ruby Mary (BAKER)
Birth:
Cassville, Barry Co., MO.
Death:
Aurora, Lawrence Co., MO.
Research Note: Add to existing: Dau of Otis Baker and Dora May Landers; the widow of Cleatis "Kap" Kappler; she was a retired beauty operator and she had lived in MO. her entire life.
Resource: Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home record
Connie Schmidt

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Cemetery: Osa
Deceased: WILLIAMS, Sadie Louise (GREGORY)
Birth:
Binger, OK.
Death:
Crane, MO.
Research Note: Add to existing: Dau of Mortimer Gregory and Alice Hankins.
Resource: Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home record
Connie Schmidt

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Cemetery: Osa
Deceased: BOSWELL, Ruth F. (FARE)
Birth:
Jenkins, Barry Co., MO. area
Death:
Aurora, Lawrence Co., MO.
Research Note: Add to existing: Dau of Frank H. Fare and Mary Wilson; the widow of John Boswell, married Nov. 21, 1933. She was a homemaker and had lived in the state her entire life.
Resource: Crafton-Cantrell F.H. record
Connie Schmidt

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Cemetery: Oak Ridge
Deceased: HALL, Deloris Jane ()
Birth:
McDowell, Barry Co., MO.
Death:
Aurora, Lawrence Co., MO.
Research Note: Add to existing: Her occupation was a machine operator at Osage Foot Wear; she was never married and her last residence was Aurora, MO. CORRECT: spelling of first name to Deloris
Resource:
Connie Schmidt

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Cemetery: New Site
Deceased: HERBERT, Jon E. ()
Birth:
Maryville, MO.
Death: May 13, 2002
Aurora, MO.
Research Note: Add to existing: Correct DOD; Son of George Herbert and Virginia Houk; husband of Leanne (Gray) Herbert; his occupation was listed as Burlington-Northern Railroad.
Resource: Crafton-Cantrell F.H. record
Connie Schmidt

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Cemetery: McCormick-St. John
Deceased: DOENNIG, Eldor Jack ()
Birth:
Freistatt, MO.
Death:
Aurora, MO.
Research Note: Add to existing: Son of Charles Henry Doennig and Martha Emily Fellwolk; the husband of Oleta (Perkins) Doennig; he was a leather cutter at Juvenile Shoe. WWII service dates of 1942 thru 1946.
Resource: Crafton-Cantrell F.H. record
Connie Schmidt

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Cemetery: Cargile
Deceased: FLETCHER, Fannie Ruth (TAYLOR)
Birth:
Barry Co., MO.
Death:
Aurora, MO.
Research Note: Add to existing: Dau of Rubin Taylor and Ida Helen Moore; the widow of Frank Fletcher; she was the owner/operator of a saw mill; the informant was her dau, Freda Suttles.
Resource: Crafton-Cantrell F.H. record
Connie Schmidt

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Cemetery: Muncie
Deceased: MCMILLEN, Carol M. (GHAN)
Birth:
Purdy, Barry Co., MO.
Death:
Aurora, Lawrence Co., MO.
Research Note: Add to existing: Dau of Boyd Ghan and Mabel M. Jones; she was a beautician.
Resource: Crafton-Cantrell F.H.
Connie Schmidt

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Cemetery: Washburn Prairie
Deceased: HARRISON, Infant ()
Birth: May 24, 1911
MO
Death: Jan. 12, 1912
Washburn, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Eulah is the given name of Infant Harrison according to handwritten notes left by Mary Ann Stewart Harrison, her mother.
Resource: Death Certificate
Daniel Harrison

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Cemetery: Viola
Deceased: BOND , Gladys I. (SLINKARD)
Birth: Mar. 28, 1919
Advance, MO
Death: Apr. 4, 2012
Shell Knob, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry............She was the daughter of David Guy and Ollie Lillian (McClain) Slinkard. On November 16, 1942, in Washington, D.C., she was united in marriage to George W. Bond, who preceded her in death on October 19, 2001. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Gerald William Bond; three brothers, Weldon Slinkard, Melvin Slinkard and Norman Slinkard and one sister, Bette Crites. Gladys graduated from high school in Delta, Missouri and attended Business College at Cape Girardeau, Missouri. She then moved to Washington, D.C., where she worked twenty-two years for the Civil Service as a clerk. Upon her husband’s retirement from the Air Force, they moved to St. Louis, Missouri, remaining there until 1974, when they moved to Shell Knob to make their home.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: St. Peter & Paul Catholic
Deceased: STAPONSKI, Rose Anne (FEENEY)
Birth: Mar. 7, 1931
Purdy, Barry Co., MO
Death: Apr. 3, 2012
Freeman Health System, Joplin, Jasper Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry..........She was the daughter of John and Nettie (Pozniak) Feeney. Mrs. Staponski was married to Earle Staponski on Saturday, April 29, 1950, in Pulaskifield, MO. He preceded her in death on January 3, 1995. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Resource: Lakin Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Viney Creek
Deceased: ASPIASU , Lucille V. (ADAMS)
Birth: Aug. 20, 1931
St. Louis, MO
Death: April 11, 2012
Red Rose Health Center, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Wilbur Isack and Goldie (Poff) Adams. Preceding her in death were her father Wilbur Adams; her mother and step-father Goldie and Tom Ferguson; two sisters, Viola Walters and Mildred Adams; one brother, Wilbur “Blackie” Adams; one step-brother, Clifford Ferguson and one great-granddaughter, Halli Resz. Lucille grew up and received her education in St. Louis, Missouri. For several years she resided in Idaho, where she was employed at Carl Gibbs Potato Processing Plant. In 1997, she moved from Twin Falls, Idaho to Cassville to make her home.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: ASH , Hansford Lester ()
Birth: Sept.30, 1922
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Death: April 12, 2012
At Home, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Floyd L. and Charline (Baker) Ash. On October 20, 1942, in Cassville, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Viola Foster. Preceding him in death were his parents and one brother, Rex Ash. Hansford grew up and received his education in Cassville, graduating with the Class of 1939, from Cassville High School. During World War II, Hansford joined the United States Army, serving from August 31, 1944 until June 27, 1946. He spent most of his life in Cassville. In 1991, he retired from Cassville Ramey Supermarket as inventory manager.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: New Site
Deceased: PLOPPER, Thomas Dean ()
Birth: Mar. 10, 1971
Hillsboro, IL
Death: April 6, 2012
Lawrence Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of John and Carol (Fixsal) Plopper. He was a construction worker and of Catholic faith.
Resource: Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home
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Cemetery: St. John's Lutheran Stone's Prairie
Deceased: MILLER, Eugene "Gene" ()
Birth: May 21, 1927
Purdy, Barry Co., MO
Death: April 9, 2012
Cox South Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of the late John and Anna (Storck) Miller. He was the retired president of 1st State Bank in Purdy, and was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church on Stone’s Prairie in Purdy, MO, where he was in the church men’s club. Gene also served in the Army during the Korean War. He was preceded in death by both his parents: John and Anna and five sisters: Verna Mae Nations, Elma Meister, Marzella Hemmerling, Mildred Lilleoien, and Dorothy Miller.
Resource: Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Waldensian
Deceased: BOUCHER, John David ()
Birth: Dec. 26, 1943
Aurora, Lawrence Co., MO
Death: April 14, 2012
Cox Hosp., Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of the late Enoch and Ruth (Lautaret) Boucher. John served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corps during the Viet Nam War. He was awarded 6 Gold Stars, 1 Silver Star, Good Conduct Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. John was employed for many years as a flooring specialist. He was a member of the Waldensian Presbyterian Church and V.F.W. Post #4207. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Nancy Crow.
Resource: Buchanan Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Muncie Chapel
Deceased: ENGLAND , Ruby “Colene” (MCCULLAH)
Birth: Mar. 2, 1930
Rocky Comfort, McDonald Co., MO
Death: Apr. 29, 2012
Mercy Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Marvin Clinton and Georgia Mae (Stephenson) McCullah. On May 12, 1948, in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, she was united in marriage to Otis George England, who preceded her in death on November 28, 2008. She was also preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Howard McCullah, Marcel McCullah and J.C. McCullah and two sisters, Billie Jean McCullah and Chris Bixler. She was a Ridgely, Barry Co., MO resident at the time of her death. She grew up in Rocky Comfort where she graduated with the Class of 1948. Colene was a social person who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and growing flowers. She was also well known for her cooking and at one time owned a cafe in Wheaton.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: New Site
Deceased: INGLE , Maggie Rosetta “Rose” (REED)
Birth: Dec.14, 1937
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Death: Apr. 30, 2012
Mercy Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: She was a Monett, Barry Co., MO resident. She was the daughter of the late Earl and Ruby (Starnes) Reed. She was united in marriage on December 20, 1956 to Frank Ingle. She is preceded in death by both her parents: Earl and Ruby; two brothers: Arthur and Gene Reed; and two sisters: Helen Vanderpool, and Margaret Pryor.
Resource: White Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Liberty
Deceased: WESTON, Timmy ()
Birth: Mar. 7, 1961
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Death: April 30, 2012
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Charles Thomas Weston and Sue (Rowley) Weston. He graduated from Oakview State School in 1981. Timmy had worked for over 30 years at the Monett Sheltered Workshop. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Weston; and two brothers, Tom and Matthew Weston.
Resource: Buchanan Funeral Home
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Cemetery: McCormick/St. John
Deceased: HELMKAMP, LouElla Rose (TIESEL (WILKIN))
Birth: May 16, 1928
Freistatt, MO
Death: April 30, 2012
Cox South Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of the late Henry Tiesel and Gertrude Amanda (Wilkin) Tiesel. She graduated from Verona High School with the class of 1945. LouElla had worked for Cecil Mayer State Farm Insurance Agency in Monett for over 26 years before retiring in 1991. On November 14, 1945 in Freistatt, MO, LouElla Tiesel and Kenneth E. Helmkamp were united in marriage. To this union, three children were born. LouElla was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth; one grandson, Mason Baker; and one sister, Lucille Quade.
Resource: Buchanan Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Waldensian
Deceased: BALMAS, Frances M. (GRIMES)
Birth: July 8, 1933
Aurora, Lawrence Co., MO
Death: May 2, 2012
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry...........She was the daughter of Thomas Grimes and Inez (Pritchard) Grimes. For many years, Frances managed apartments in Oklahoma City, Joplin, Carthage, Springfield and Monett. On New Years Day of 1950 in Eureka Springs, AR, Frances married Jack Balmas. To this union, three sons were born. Frances was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Jack; one son, Jerry Balmas; her father, Tom Grimes; her mother, Inez Wilks; and her step-father, Cecil Wilks.
Resource: Buchanan Funeral Home
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Cemetery:
Deceased: TERRY AND INGLE, Wrong source (PREVIOUS OBITS)
Birth:

Death:

Research Note: Source for Eugene Terry and Maggie Rose Ingle should be Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home
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Cemetery: King/P. E. Roller
Deceased: HENRY, Donna Louise (LEACH)
Birth: Feb. 1, 1949
St. Louis, MO
Death: May 4, 2012
NW Medical Center, Bentonville, AR
Research Note: She was the daughter of Vincent and Mildred Leach. On April 4, 1971, she was united in marriage to Lee Henry. She was a Rogers, AR resident. Donna grew up in Washburn, Missouri and graduated from Southwest High School. In 1978, she moved to Arkansas to make her home. She became a certified dietary manager, working for various nursing homes throughout her career.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Purdy
Deceased: BLAKLEY, Tressia Elaine (LEONARD)
Birth: Nov. 3, 1946
Purdy, Barry Co., MO
Death: May 14, 2012
Mercy Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: Bolivar, MO resident. She was the daughter of the late John and Tressia (DeCocq) Leonard. She was a a graduate of SMS and Nurse training at the St. Louis School of nursing, a retired Registered Nurse with Lacoba Nursing Center in Monett. She was preceded in death by both parents: John and Tressia.
Resource: Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Viola
Deceased: WILLYARD, Wanda Faye (EASLEY)
Birth: Oct. 16, 1931
Eagle Rock, Barry Co., MO
Death: May 17, 2012
Mercy Hosp., Berryville, AR
Research Note: ADD to existing entry..........She was the daughter of Frank and Myrtle Belle (Skelton) Easley. On April 17, 1949, in Pleasant Hope, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Shirley Austin Willyard, who preceded her in death on June 9, 2002. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Thomas Russell Willyard; one daughter, Connie D. Willyard and one brother, Russell Ray Easley. Wanda grew up in Barry County and graduated from Cassville High School. She was a homemaker all of her life, as well as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She had worked for the United States Postal Service in Golden, Missouri and Berryville, Arkansas for several years. She loved her church and had been an active member of First Southern Baptist Church of Golden, since November 8, 1950 – sixty-one years, seven months and nine days.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Oak Ridge
Deceased: REED, Beverly S. (MATTINGLY)
Birth: June 24, 1946
Exeter, Barry Co., MO
Death: May 20, 2012
At Home, Rural Exeter, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Wilmer and Artie (Ryan) Mattingly. On July 9, 1965, in Cassville, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Larry Reed. Preceding her in death were her parents; five brothers, Donald, Darrell, David, Jim and Stanley Ray Mattingly and one sister, Wilma Dean. Beverly was a life-long resident of Exeter, Missouri. She was a graduate of Exeter High School. For several years she worked with her husband in the meat processing business. For nineteen years she was employed at Fasco from which she retired.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: King/P. E. Roller
Deceased: WILLIAMS, Norman Harrison ()
Birth: Feb. 18, 1933
Mt. Vernon, IL
Death: May 16, 2012
Sherwood Health Care, Bryan, TX
Research Note: Norman was born February 18, 1933, in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, to parents Alvin and Dorothy (Hayse) Williams. He served in the United States Army. Norman married Carol Sue Arnold on June 18, 1971, in Ashdown, Arkansas. He was Vice President of Information and Warehous-ing for Rogers Toolworks in Rogers, Arkansas. Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 26, 2012, in King Cemetery in Barry County, Missouri.
Resource: Monett Times
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Cemetery: Cremated
Deceased: HARTIN, Gerald "Jerry" Winfred ()
Birth: July 24, 1962
Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO
Death: May 27, 2012
Mercy Hosp., Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Raymond Clanton and Catherine Ruth (Pilant) Hartin. Surviving are his significant other of twenty years, Jeanne Young of Washburn, Missouri; two sons, Joshua Hartin and Jamason Hartin both of Washburn; two daughters, Charmaine Hartin and her husband, Lynn Sandlin of Bixby, Oklahoma and Charli Young of Washburn, Missouri; one brother, Jim Hartin of Cassville, Missouri; one granddaughter, Alyssa Hartin of Bixby, Oklahoma; his adopted father, Bud Hart and his wife Georgia of Cassville.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Washburn Prairie
Deceased: JUEL , Leonard Arden ()
Birth: Sept. 3, 1926
Mission, SD
Death: June 5, 2012
Mercy Hosp., Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.............He was the son of Lester Arnold and Lillian Albertha (Sauerwein) Juel. In 1951, he married Ima Fay Davis, who preceded him in death. On May 15, 1997, he married Ambolene Tilford, who preceded him in death on May 7, 2008. He was also preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Andrew and Dick. He received his early education in South Dakota, where the enrollment was two hundred Sioux Indians, three white kids and the teacher. At the age of 11, he and his family moved to Washburn, Missouri, out on the prairie. He walked four miles to school every day and graduated from the eighth grade. His father needed him to work at home so he did not attend high school. He moved to Oklahoma where he worked for Swift Baking Company and Olliver Implement Company and on to Kansas City, Missouri where he was employed by General Mills as a grain shoveler, grain mixer and weight master. General Mills offered him a four-year maintenance course which he completed in two years and nine months with a ninety-six percent. Leonard served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. Following his service he returned to Missouri and worked at Ken-Ark and Wal-Mart, where he retired after eleven years.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Washburn Prairie
Deceased: STEPHENS, Thelma "Babe" (NODINE)
Birth: April 11, 1925
Washburn, Barry Co., MO
Death: May 28, 2012
Ashley Rehab., Rogers, AR
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.....................She was the daughter of Oliver and Gertie (Privitt) Nodine. As a child she attended the Seven Star rural school, and was a lifetime Barry County resident. Mrs. Stephens was a homemaker and also helped in the family’s third-generation logging business; they also had a dairy farm operation. Mrs. Stephens, together with her husband, and their son, were baptized in Sugar Creek by Reverend Gene Latshaw. She married Ivan Eugene Stephens on July 8, 1940, in Washburn, Missouri. He predeceased her on December 26, 1977. Survivors include five sons; two daughters; eight grandchildren; two special grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a twin son, Carl Gene Stephens, three grandchildren, one great-grandson, Cody Stephens, and two daughters-in-law, Anita Stephens and Joan Stephens.
Resource: White Funeral Home
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Cemetery: St. John's Lutheran Stone's Prairie (New)
Deceased: HARPER, Marvin Wayne ()
Birth: June 2, 1921
Braddyville, IA
Death: May 31, 2012
At Home, Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry...............He was the son of James David and Fanny Jane (Browning) Harper. Mr. Harper was a heavy equipment operator, a veteran of WW II serving in the U.S. Marine Corps and a member of the Berwick Church.
Resource: Lakin Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Viney Creek
Deceased: BAUER, Cyril (Cy) ()
Birth: Aug. 13, 1914
Montrose, MO
Death: May 29, 2012
Harmony Gardens Assisted Living, Warrensburg, MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.................He was the oldest of eight children to Christopher and Rose Bauer. The family moved to northern Illinois, eventually settling in Sycamore. He began work as a mail boy at Anaconda Wire & Cable Co in Sycamore, Illinois. He worked at that job from 1928 to 1933 while he was going to school. Cyril also became an Eagle Scout during those years. It was in 1933, too, that he became a licensed radio operator, an interest that he maintained all his life. After graduation from high school, Cy went to work in the mill at Anaconda, later transferring to the accounting department. After many years in Sycamore he transferred to the Harrisonville, Missouri plant in 1964. He married the love of his life, Virginia May Cornwall on August 5, 1938, in Sycamore, Illinois. She preceded him in death on March 30, 2001. Their first home was a Sears Kit Home (The Wilshire). They then built their home in Harrisonville and before he retired built a home on Table Rock Lake in Golden, Missouri, where they began a home craft business and traveled to many craft shows in the Missouri and Arkansas area. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Laurel; daughter-in-law, Patricia; sisters, Margery, Betty and Georgianne; and brothers, Denis, Leland, Robert and Raymond.
Resource: Cassville Democrat
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Cemetery: Washburn Prairie
Deceased: OLDAKER, John William ()
Birth: Jan. 29, 1957
Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS
Death: May 4, 2012
Tulsa, OK
Research Note: John William Oldaker (55) of Tulsa passed suddenly and unexpectedly into the next life on Friday, May 4, 2012. John was born to Carl and Bette Lorraine ("Dee Dee") (Hickman) Oldaker on January 29, 1957, in Wichita, Kansas, later moving with his family to Tulsa, his true "hometown." He attended Tulsa Edison High School and Tulsa Community College before beginning a career in the medical field. John served first as an x-ray technician and then as a surgical technician, primarily at St. Francis Hospital, Eastern Oklahoma Ear, Nose & Throat, Inc., and Hillcrest Medical Center. Eight years ago, John joined the team at Lowe's, where he applied his exceptional skills at working with his hands and proved himself a trustworthy, supportive co-worker. He was a space-exploration and innovation enthusiast, fulfilling a cherished dream when he attended the final space shuttle launch (Atlantis) in July, 2011. John leaves behind his mother, Lorraine ("Dee Dee") Cook, his brothers David and Jamie Oldaker, and his sisters Lachlan Oldaker and Carol Mason, as well as several nieces and nephews. His father, Carl Oldaker, predeceased him.
Resource: Obit by David Oldaker
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Cemetery: Munsey
Deceased: MORRIS, Ronald Gene ()
Birth: Aug. 19, 1945
Kansas City, KS
Death: June 17, 2012
At Home, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Robert and Mary (Schlecta) Morris. Preceding him in death was his mother and one brother, Bruce Morris. Ronald grew up and received his education in Kansas City, Kansas, graduating from Wyondotte High School. During the Viet Nam War, Ronald served in the National Guard. Twenty-seven years ago he moved from Kansas City, Kansas to Cassville, where he was employed in the maintenance department of Arning Industries.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: HAZEN, Bernice (YOHO)
Birth: June 4, 1922,
Girard, KS
Death: June 18, 2012
Stormont Vail Hosp., Topeka, KS
Research Note: ADD to existing entry................Bernice Hazen, age 90, of Carbondale, Kansas, passed away Monday, June 18, 2012, in Stormont Vail Hospital, Topeka, Kansas. She was the daughter of Sherman and Hazel May (Markham) Yoho. On September 5, 1940, in Girard, Kansas, she was united in marriage to Harold E. Hazen, who preceded her in death on April 26, 1995. Also preceding her in death were her parents and two brothers, Wayne Yoho and Vernon Yoho. Bernice received her education at Walnut, Kansas. In 1970, she and Harold moved from Girard, Kansas to Cassville, where they owned and operated Hazen Garage and Used Cars and Mobile Home Park located on Highway 248. Upon their retirement they moved to Branson, where Bernice remained until moving to Carbondale, Kansas to be near her family.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Washburn Prairie
Deceased: JONES, Helen Elizabeth ()
Birth: Nov. 3, 1911
Washburn, Barry Co., MO
Death: May 29, 2012
Cox South Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing enry.....................She was the daughter of Walter and Clara (Davis) Jones. She attended Washburn School and graduated in 1929. She graduated from Daughon's Business College and attended Drury College both in Springfield. She was a licensed practical nurse and a registered laboratory technician. She worked at the Stella Hospital for seven years and at the Smith-Glynn-Callaway Clinic in Springfield for 15 years before working for the American Red Cross until she retired. Helen played basketball in high school and continued her love of the sport as an avid fan of the Missouri State University Lady Bears. She was in her season-ticket seat at every game. She was preceded in death by her two brothers, Walton and Eugene Jones.
Resource: Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Washburn Prairie
Deceased: TREADWELL, Maevene (WATTS (WEBB))
Birth: June 28, 1930
Marshall, AR
Death: June 22, 2012
Mercy Hosp., Rogers, AR
Research Note: She was the daughter of James Abraham and Rosa (Huckabee) Watts. On August 3, 1950, she was united in marriage to Lowell Treadwell and to this union four children were born. On January 11, 1980, she married Joe Webb, who preceded her in death on May 22, 1997. Also preceding her in death were her parents; three sisters, Faye Horn, Cheerful Knouf and Calleen Treadwell and one brother, Tobe Watts. Maevene grew up and received her education in Marshall, Arkansas, where she graduated from high school. In 1959, she moved from Marshall to Washburn, to make her home. For over twenty years she was employed as a cashier for Wal-Mart in Cassville.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Concord
Deceased: LANEY, Roy Calvin ()
Birth: June 10, 1934
Washburn, Barry Co., MO
Death: June 24, 2012
Cassville Health and Rehab., Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Ira Ernest and Dorthy Ellen (Day) Laney. On May 3, 2004, in Wyandotte, Oklahoma, he was united in marriage to Virginia Laney, who survives. Preceding him in death were his parents; five sisters, Lillie, Barbara, Faye and two in infancy and four brothers, Richard, Ray, Oscar and William Howard. Roy grew up between Exeter and Washburn and received his education at Washburn. His entire life was spent as a self-employed crop farmer, except for a few years, when he worked at George’s. He was saved at the age of 18 in a revival at the Old Wayne School House.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Oak Ridge
Deceased: PATTON, Monica Johanna (SMITH (HALL))
Birth: November 14, 1922
Farley, IA
Death: June 24, 2012
At Home, Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry...........She was the daughter of Joseph P. and Agnes (Chapman) Smith. On June 7, 1945, she was united in marriage to Abner P. Hall, who preceded her in death in 1963. Also preceding her in death were her parents, Joseph and Agnes Smith; one daughter, Kathleen A. Hall in 1964 and her brothers and sisters, Collista, Leonard, Emmett, Lavina, Louis, Lawrence, Mildred, Mary Alice and Evelyn Smith. On October 18, 1965, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, she married Kenneth L. Patton. Monica grew up on a farm in Farley, Iowa and graduated from high school in 1941, at St. Joseph Catholic School. After her graduation she went to beauty school in Dubuque, Iowa, working there and in Clinton, Iowa for a while and worked at DuPont until 1944. She then went to Portland, Oregon with her brother, Emmett Smith and worked as a Rosie The Riveter during the war. She returned to Cedar Rapids, Iowa and was employed at Boeing Collins Radio Company, where she worked on Apollo and other space projects until her retirement.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: FIELDS , Max Duane ()
Birth: Nov. 17, 1929
Dodge City, KS
Death: June 25, 2012
Cassville Health and Rehab., Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was born November 17, 1929, in Dodge City, Kansas, at the foot of “Boot Hill”, the son of F.O. “Pa” and Cleo “Ma” (Sample) Fields. On July 30, 1949, in Cassville, he was united in marriage to Margie Banks. Max moved with his folks to Cassville in August of 1933. Pa & Ma were Professional Photographers and Max grew up in Fields Photo Shop. He received his education in the Cassville Schools, Monett Jr. College and Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. From 1949 through 1951, Max taught school in Seneca, Missouri. In 1952, he started operating Fields Photo, specializing in large group photography from 1985 through 1994. After selling his business building on Main Street in July of 1995, he moved his old files to his home. Then in 2004, he, Margie and Jerry Watley formed a not for profit corporation known as Fields’ Photo Archives, moving the files to the Watley Building. From 1952 until 1997, he and his family lived on the “old home place”, where he raised beef cattle. Max was instrumental in securing Cassville Municipal Airport, he served as President of Casco Developers for it’s twenty year existence; served on Boy Scout Troop 76 as Assistant Scoutmaster for many years and as Merit Badge Counselor; served on the Staff of the Boy Scout National Jamboree in Coeur de Ailene, Idaho in 1969; served in all offices of the Cassville Rotary Club and the Southwest Missouri Flying Club; served as a Board Member of the Cassville Chamber of Commerce; President of the Memorial Park Board; Firefighter on the Cassville City and Barry County Rural Fire Departments over twenty years; member of the Barry County Sheriff’s Posse (Aircraft Division) and a Board Member of Barry County Senior Citizens Housing.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Mano
Deceased: MUNDAY, Helen Virginia (GAUTNEY)
Birth: Aug. 2, 1931
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Death: June 25, 2012
At Home, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.................She was the daughter of William Henry and Lilly Bell (Shoop) Gautney. On May 27, 1950, in Cassville, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Orville Allen Munday, who preceded her in death on September 30, 1970. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Billy Gautney and her little dog, “Cheetah.” Helen grew up and received her education at Cassville. She went to beauty school to become a hairdresser and later went to Vo Tech in Springfield for continuing education.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Washburn Prairie
Deceased: GIDDINGS , Nina Marie (LAKEY)
Birth: Sept. 29, 1951
Tulsa, OK
Death: July 2, 2012
At Home, Washburn, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Eugene Kelley and Ella (Beede) Lakey. In 1967, in Wichita, Kansas, she was united in marriage to Jim Giddings and to this union three children were born. Preceding her in death were her parents and two brothers, Fred and Herschel. Nina was a resident of Washburn, Missouri most of her life and attended Washburn First Baptist Church. She had owned and operated two restaurants, one at Table Rock and one at Seligman.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Clayhill
Deceased: ELLIS, Ernest M. ()
Birth: Nov. 16, 1881
Barry Co., MO.
Death: Jul. 13, 1957
Aurora, Lawrence Co., MO.
Research Note: Additional info: Son of Frank Ellis and Nellie Robbins; he was the widow of Ella Mae (McKinzie) Ellis and a retired farmer. The informant was Doyle Ellis.
Resource: Oscar L. Marsh Funeral Home records & Mo. death cert online #25239
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Cemetery: Waldensian
Deceased: D'ARCY, Ruth Ellen (LASATER)
Birth: Oct. 13, 1922
Broadview, MT
Death: July 12, 2012
At Home, Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry..............She was the daughter of Webster and Grace (Reintsma) Lasater. Her mother died when Ruth was very young and her father married Anne Bloedau in 1929. She married Charles E. D’Arcy on February 9, 1947 in Boulder, Colorado. He preceded her in death on November 10, 2004. They served churches in Colorado, South Dakota and Missouri. Chuck was Pastor of the Waldensian Presbyterian Church in Monett from 1972-1990. During the last few years, her interests and efforts were devoted to the Love a Child Inc. mission project in Haiti. She sponsored a health clinic and other projects to improve the lives of orphaned children. She was a member of clubs and organizations that include the Hawthorn Club, Lee Club, Waldensian Missionary Women and American Legion Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Marie Anderson.
Resource: Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home
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Cemetery: New Site
Deceased: WORMINGTON, Dale A. ()
Birth: Jan. 30, 1935
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Death: July 5, 2012
Mercy Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of the late Ernest Eugene “Gene” and Goldie (Redding) Wormington. He was in the graduating class of 1952 from Monett High School. He served his country honorably in the United States Army and was a member of the New Site Baptist Church. He was a custom home builder in the Monett area for over forty years. On May 25, 1960 in Monett at the New Site Baptist Church, Dale Wormington and Donna Dennis were united in marriage. They were blessed with over fifty years of together. She preceded him in death on July 26, 2010. Also preceding him in death were one brother, Harold Wormington; and two sisters, Helen Wormington and Juanita Henson.
Resource: Buchanan Funeral Home
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Cemetery: St. Peter & Paul Catholic
Deceased: BARTKOSKI, Edward (DOMBROSKI)
Birth: April 22, 1936
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Death: July 20, 2012
Cox Hosp., Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of John Bartkoski and Elizabeth (Dombroski) Bartkoski. Ed Bartkoski was a well known area farmer. He was a member of the Pierce City unit of the MO National Guard.
Resource: Lakin Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Beaver
Deceased: REED, Juanita V. (BARGER)
Birth: Feb. 19, 1946
Lanagan, MO
Death: August 1, 2012
At Home, Seligman, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry...........She was the daughter of Cleo A. and Martha (Six) Barger. On October 31, 1963, in Rogers, Arkansas, she was united in marriage to Vester “Doyle” Reed, who preceded her in death on December 3, 2001. Also preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers, Lynn Barger and Buck Barger and a step-son, Jerry Reed. Surviving are five sons, three daughters, five adopted children, four brothers, fifty grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren. Juanita grew up and received her education in Rogers, Arkansas. Most of her life was spent as a poultry farmer, working for Georges. Twenty-four years ago, she moved from Elm Springs, Arkansas to Seligman, Missouri to make her home. She was a member of His Way Fellowship in Gateway, Arkansas.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Washburn Prairie
Deceased: SCHELL, Dollie F. (THOMAS)
Birth: Sept. 13, 1930
Wheaton, Barry Co., MO
Death: Aug. 2, 2012
Mercy Hosp., Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry,,,,,,,,,,,,,, She was the daughter of George and Bertha (Henson) Thomas. On May 8, 1950, in Bentonville, Arkansas, she was united in marriage to Billy Wayne Schell, who preceded her in death on December 9, 1996. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one daughter, Donna Stephens and one son, Gary Schell. Dollie grew up in Southwest Missouri and was a graduate of Purdy High School. She and her husband owned and operated Great Plains Construction, putting in pipe lines throughout the United States. They also owned Schell Trailer Court in Cassville. Decorating their Sherwood Forrest home for people to see at Christmas was probably what they were most known for in the Cassville and surrounding area.
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Cemetery: Muncie Chapel
Deceased: WHITNEY , Mabel "Meg" Evelyn (GARRISON (LARSON))
Birth: Nov. 16, 1927
Rocky Comfort, McDonald Co., MO
Death: Aug. 8, 2012
Baldwin Med. Center, Baldwin, WI
Research Note: She was the daughter of John and Blanche (Aubrey) Garrison. In 1946, she married Alfred Larson and to this union three sons were born. In 1992, she married Wallace “Wally” Whitney, who preceded her in death on March 5, 2004. Also preceding her in death were her parents, four sisters, three brothers and a grandson, Robert. Meg grew up in Southwest Missouri and graduated high school at Fairview. She was a real estate agent in Atlanta and a collection agent for Sears in Chicago. She enjoyed traveling all over the United States, including Hawaii, also Mexico, Canada, numerous European destinations, Japan, Australia, and Israel (twice).
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Cemetery: Purdy
Deceased: IBARRA, Abel ()
Birth: July 30, 1967
Durango, Mexico
Death: Aug. 11, 2012
Lawrence Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of J. Socorro and Juana (Rodriquez) Ibarra. On December 1, 1990, he was united in marriage to Ancelma Serrano. Also surviving are two daughters. Abel grew up in Mexico and had been a resident of the United States nineteen years. For several years he had been employed with Tyson’s. He was a member of St. Edwards Catholic Church in Cassville. His favorite pastime was riding horses.
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Cemetery: Muncie Chapel
Deceased: BUTLER, Larry Jackson ()
Birth: Nov. 28, 1953
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Death: Aug. 19, 2012
Freeman Hosp., Joplin, Jasper Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Lawrence and Ila Jean (McQueen) Butler. On July 21, 1973, he was united in marriage to Jeanie Moore. Preceding him in death were his parents. Larry grew up and received his education at Wheaton, graduating from Wheaton High School with the class of 1971. He spent all of his life in the Wheaton area. Larry was employed in auto parts for several years. He was an auto mechanic and also ran a milk route. For fifteen years Larry served on the Wheaton School Board. He coached girls softball and got to see his girls play at State for four years. He was a great coach and really enjoyed the sport. He was involved in dirt track racing over thirty years, spending most every weekend at the race track, and was a tech inspector for the Show-Me racing circuit. Larry was the local Santa Claus over thirty years, which was a real passion of his. He loved his family, especially his granddaughter.
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Cemetery: Oak Ridge
Deceased: BROOKS, Leroy "Buck" Dale ()
Birth: May 5, 1939
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Death: Aug. 24, 2012
Mercy Hosp., Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Oscar and Vicey (Ennis) Brooks. He was united in marriage to Mary Jane Moore and to this union four children were born. On May 19, 1996, he was united in marriage to Anna Mae (Jay) Taylor. Preceding him in death were his parents, four brothers and six sisters. Buck, as most people knew him, received his education in Cassville. For several years he was a plumber in Colorado, before returning to Cassville, where he continued plumbing in Missouri and Arkansas. After his retirement he helped Calvin Holman on his farm and also Brice Cassity in his fruit orchard.
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Cemetery: Oakdale
Deceased: BRANCH, William Andrew "Andy" ()
Birth: Jan. 7, 1948
Jonesboro, AR
Death: Aug. 24, 2012
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of the late Walter Johnson "Bud" Branch and Christene (Barton) Branch. He graduated from Paragould High School in Paragould, AR with the Class of 1966. Andy served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a Combat Infantryman and hero to many. Andy retired in 2001 as a computer programmer and consultant. His wife was Ann (Persons) Branch, who he wed on January 14, 1984, in Capistrano Beach, CA.
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Cemetery: Muncie Chapel
Deceased: WILKINSON, Louise V. (LOMBARD)
Birth: Sept. 30, 1923
Barry Co., MO
Death: Aug. 27, 2012
Freeman Neosho Hospital, Neosho, Newton Co., Missouri.
Research Note: She was the daughter of Henry C. and Ansy Rae (Mahurin) Lombard. She was united in marriage to John Wilkinson. Preceding her in death were her parents; one brother Carrol Lombard and one sister, Betty Shockley. Louise spent her entire life in Southwest Missouri. She attended Bayless School near Garfield, Arkansas and had resided at Roaring River, Missouri and from there moved to Wheaton to make her home. She was a homemaker and helped her husband, John in his repair shop.
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Cemetery: Oak Ridge
Deceased: WISELEY , Carol "Cookie" Faye (WILLIAMS)
Birth: Aug. 21, 1941
Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO
Death: Aug. 31, 2012
Red Rose Health Center, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.........She was daughter of John Mason and Clydia B. (Berry) Williams. On June 21, 1958, in Cape Fair, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Blaine Leon Wiseley, who preceded her in death on July 8, 2002. Also preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers, Tommy Williams and John Williams, Jr. and six sisters, Agnes Farr, Alice Peters, Mabel Beller, Goldie Thurston, Laura June Underwood and Billie Jo Williams. Cookie spent her early years in Kansas City, where she received some of her education. In 1955, her family moved to Southwest Missouri and she completed her education at Reeds Spring, Missouri. For several years she was employed for Justin Boot Factory as a stitcher.
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Cemetery: Oakdale
Deceased: CARLSON, Evelyn (GOULBOURNE)
Birth: Apr. 19, 1925
Liverpool, England
Death: Aug. 29, 2012
Mercy Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry............... She was the daughter of James Goulbourne and Elizabeth Anne (Hose) Goulbourne. She married Carl H. Carlson on October 3, 1945 in the Balliol Road Methodist Church in Liverpool, England, after the end of World War II. They then came to America and started their family. They had seven children. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Elizabeth Anne Goulbourne; her husband Carl H. Carlson, on November 14, 1987; son-in-law, Larry Wallace; grandson, Shawn Wallace; great-granddaughter, Khloe Easter; two sisters, Nancy and Dolly; and one brother, Jimmy. She is survived by her seven children; 18 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren.
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Cemetery: Oakdale
Deceased: BENNETT, Dave ()
Birth: July 29, 1938
Joplin, Jasper Co., MO
Death: Sept. 7, 2012
Boliver, MO
Research Note: Dave was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Aimee Bennett; and one brother, Jerry Bennett. He married Billie Ruth “Tige” McKinley, his best friend and the love of his life on April 1, 1961. He made Jesus his personal Savior and Lord in 1945 in Oronogo, MO and was baptized in Shoal Creek near Saginaw, MO. He was called to the Gospel Ministry in 1950, in Diamond, MO. He was licensed to the ministry in 1956 in Columbus, KS and ordained in 1957, in Lamar, MO. Dave received an Associate of Arts degree from Southwest Baptist College, a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oklahoma Baptist University, a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in American Studies from the University of New Mexico where he wrote his dissertation on the Cowboy Camp Meetings that arose during the Second Great Awakening. He has served the Lord in various ministry positions including the Chair of Evangelism and Associate Professor at Southwest Baptist University, the Director of Evangelism for the Missouri Baptist Convention.
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: SANDERS, Mary "Eileen" (THOMAS )
Birth: June 12, 1915
Rural Leann, Barry Co., MO
Death: Sept. 9, 2012
Cassville Care Center, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.....entered under Eileen.......She was the second of five daughters born to George Albert Thomas and Nola Mae (Wiley) Thomas. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and step-mother Glenn; her four sisters, Clara, Lora, Jewell, and Eula Mae; and most of her seventy-five cousins. She attended grade school at Leann and her first year of high school at Jenkins Jobe High School. After the death of her mother, her father moved his family to Cassville to work for his sister, the county treasurer. Eileen graduated with the 1933 class of Cassville and received a scholarship to Joplin Business College. After finishing college, she worked for the Barry County Hospital for Drs. George Newman and Poor. Later she worked as deputy circuit clerk in the Barry County Courthouse and continued there until shortly after marrying in 1938. On July 23, 1938, she and Chester Sanders of Shell Knob were married at the home of her cousin, Aubrey Thomas and his new wife Eunice. Eileen and Chester lived and farmed in the Shell Knob/Viola area until buying a farm near Wheaton in 1949. They organized the first 4-H club and extension homemakers club in the Wheaton area and actively supported the university extension council and service. On June 24, 1983, Chester was killed in a tractor accident and shortly after, Eileen moved to Wheaton. Eileen trained as a Laubach reading tutor, teaching adults to read, and volunteer tutored at the Cassville AEL/GED class in the late 1990's, served on the Area for Aging Council, delivered Meals on Wheels until she was 87, and visited and chauffeured "old" people. She was an original member of the South Barry County Hospital (now Mercy) board, serving for 24 years. At age 90, she broke her first hip playing hopscotch with her great-granddaughter.
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Cemetery: Roach
Deceased: DELL, Dorothy A. (VANDERPOOL)
Birth: Feb. 16, 1924
Eureka Springs, AR
Death: Sept. 7, 2012
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Orba and Alice Vanderpool. Dorothy attended school and was raised in the Eagle Rock Community. On December 30, 1946, she was united in marriage to the love of her life, Frank Dell, in Columbus, Kansas. Together they moved to California where Frank was a carpenter and Dorothy was a homemaker. In 1969 Frank and Dorothy moved back to Cassville to make their home. They owned and operated Dell’s Cafe for 12 years. Dorothy was preceded in death by her loving husband of 61 years on August 15, 2008.
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: LONG - BOYER, Eldon B. ()
Birth: Sept. 15, 1940
Neosho, MO
Death: Sept. 20, 2012
Cassville Health and Rehab., Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Frank and Luva Boyer, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were his adopted parents, the Longs and one sister, Joyce E.B. Rhodes. Eldon spent his entire life in Southwest Missouri. He resided in Exeter, Missouri several years before entering Cassville Health Care and Rehabilitation in 2005. He loved people, never meeting a stranger and was a simple man who loved life and his family and friends. The body was cremated. Graveside services in Maplewood Cemetery.
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Cemetery: Hickman
Deceased: BOXLEY, Eldon Troy ()
Birth: Nov. 8, 1934
Alpena, AR
Death: Sept. 21, 2012
At Home, Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of James Alfred and Clara Frances (Sperry) Boxley, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were three sisters, Velma Cook, Arlene Larson, and Pauline Chambers and three brothers, Howard Boxley, Glenn Boxley, and Gene Boxley. Eldon, at a young age, and his family moved from Arkansas to Lamar, Colorado to make their home. The family later moved to a home in Canon City, Colorado, where he received his education and became an over-the-road truck driver. Later in life he was employed by the Baca County Sheriffs Department and also was employed as a police officer for Springfield, Colorado.
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Cemetery: Muncie Chapel
Deceased: BOOTHE, Jewell Frances (HOPPER)
Birth: Jan. 2, 1924
Hood Co., TX
Death: Sept. 22, 2012
Mercy Hosp., Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.............She was the daughter of Lester William and Arta (Lockhart) Hopper. On June 28, 1941, in Clovis, New Mexico, she was united in marriage to Erwin A. Boothe, who preceded her in death on July 16, 1999. Also preceding her in death were her parents, two brothers and two sisters. Jewell grew up and received her education in New Deal, Texas. For forty-three years she and her husband farmed in Wheaton, Missouri and in 2003, she moved to Purdy, Missouri to make her home.
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Cemetery: New Liberty - King's Prairie
Deceased: BORDERS, Audrey Else (EVANS (COX))
Birth: July 19, 1922
Dehart, KY
Death: Sept. 22, 2012
Cox Hospital, Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry..........She was the daughter of the late Alanzo and Cora (Combs) Evans. She was married to Ova E.Cox in 1937, she then married Edwin Borders in 1992 and he preceded her in death in 1996. Audrey is survived by two sons; eight grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by both her parents: Alanzo and Cora, and husband Edwin.
Resource: Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Purdy
Deceased: DAWN, Lois Ella ()
Birth: June 17, 1939
Purdy, Barry Co., MO
Death: Sept. 20, 2012
Cox South Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Deleo Dawn and Loraine (Morlan) Dawn. Lois graduated from Purdy High School in 1957. She had worked at Tyson Foods, the garment factory and the shoe factory, retiring in 2000. She was preceded in death by her father, Deleo Dawn; and one sister, Martha Sue Dawn.
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Cemetery: Hickman
Deceased: STEPHENS, Ina Ineva (ROSE)
Birth: Sept. 9, 1919
Washburn, Barry Co., MO
Death: Sept. 29, 2012
At Home, Rural Washburn, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Lemma and Ola (Pippin) Rose. On September 15, 1937, in Washburn, she was united in marriage to Titus “T.R.” Stephens, who preceded her in death on March 27, 2000. Also preceding her in death were her parents; a daughter in infancy; five brothers; three sisters and two siblings in infancy. Ina received her education at Measle Prairie School at Washburn. Most of her life was spent on the same farm, except for a few years when she lived in Kansas, California and Nebraska. She ran a country store known as Steve’s Trading Post from 1953 until the 1980’s. She and her husband also raised beef cattle.
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Cemetery: Seligman
Deceased: YOUNGMAN, Norma "Jeannie" Jean (PERKINS (GEMMECKE))
Birth: Mar. 14, 1932
Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS
Death: Oct. 9, 2012
At Home, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Lewis Raymond and Carrie Lavon (Nichols) Perkins. In 1951, she was united in marriage to Johnny Gemmecke, who preceded her in death January, 1973. She later married Murrel Youngman, who preceded her in death August, 1995. She was also preceded in death by her parents and her cat and companion, Sugar Booger. Jeannie completed her education in Dallas, Texas where her father owned and operated a motel, service station and grocery store. She had resided in Barry County since 1951. Jeannie owned and operated Gateway Gift Shop and a farm raising beef cattle for many years. She enjoyed water skiing, raising cattle, camping out and fishing.
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Cemetery: Seligman
Deceased: GEMMECKE, Norma Jean “Jeannie” (PERKINS (YOUNGMAN))
Birth: Mar. 14, 1932
Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS
Death: Oct. 9, 2012
At Home, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry under Gemmecke....Obit under Youngman .................... She was the daughter of Lewis Raymond and Carrie Lavon (Nichols) Perkins. In 1951, she was united in marriage to Johnny Gemmecke, who preceded her in death January, 1973. She later married Murrel Youngman, who preceded her in death August, 1995. She was also preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by four half-brothers and sisters and one-step brother. Jeannie completed her education in Dallas, Texas where her father owned and operated a motel, service station and grocery store. She had resided in Barry County since 1951. Jeannie owned and operated Gateway Gift Shop and a farm raising beef cattle for many years.
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Cemetery: Mt. Pleasant
Deceased: TEGERDINE, Quin Gary ()
Birth: Oct. 15, 2012
UM Medical Center, Columbia, MO
Death: Oct. 15, 2012
UM Medical Center, Columbia, MO
Research Note: Infant son of Gary and Emily Kate (Cowherd) Tegerdine. Preceding him in death were three great grandfathers, Burt Griggs, Joseph Tumulty, Ronald Tegerdine. Quin came into this world for only a short time, but touched the hearts of many. He will always be remembered by those who knew and loved him. God needed a special angel and chose Quin.
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: SNYDER, Blanche Elizabeth ()
Birth: Feb. 4, 1920
Seligman, Barry Co., MO
Death: Oct. 15, 2012
Mercy Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry..........She was the daughter of John Franklin and Maud Ethel (Pippin) Snyder, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death was one brother, Wayne Snyder. Blanche was a graduate of Cassville High School and then attended college at Drury University. She worked for 45 years as the Naval Chief Secretary in the Pentagon in Washington D.C. and retired in January 1987. She had resided in Louisville, Kentucky prior to moving to Cassville two years ago to be near family.
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Cemetery: Purdy
Deceased: STOCKTON, Gale G. ()
Birth: June 13, 1940
Purdy, Barry Co., MO
Death: Oct. 15, 2012
Mercy Hosp., Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.............He was the son of General and Tracy (Crossland) Stockton. He was a graduate of Purdy High School and a life long resident of the Purdy area. He was a farmer and took great pride in working hard and raising his family. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one step-daughter, Tammy Nickle; and two brothers, Owen and Norman Stockton.
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Cemetery: King/P. E. Roller
Deceased: HENRY, May (ORR)
Birth: Apr. 2, 1933
Redding, IA
Death: Oct. 14, 2012
Cox South Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry................ She was the daughter of Wilson Orr and Opal (Hall) Orr. She had worked at Jumping Jacks Shoe in Monett for over thirty years, retiring in 2000. Her labor of love was working on her farm with her husband. On October 28, 1950 in Eureka Springs, AR, May Orr and Oren “Hammer” Henry were united in marriage. They were blessed with over forty-five years together before his passing on September 26, 1996. To this union two children were born. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilson and Opal Orr; and five brothers and sisters.
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Cemetery: Washburn Prairie
Deceased: O'DONNELL , Neil Roy ()
Birth: June 2, 1939
Burnett, WI
Death: Oct. 19. 2012
Mercy Hosp., Rogers, AR
Research Note: On August 2, 1986, in Burnett, he was united in marriage to Marian Borresen. Surviving are one daughter; one step-daughter; one step-son; one brother, and three sisters. Preceding him in death were his parents, one son and one daughter. Neil grew up and received his education in Wisconsin. He was a welder for Thorco Industries, from which he retired. He also made furniture and was a lineman in Wisconsin. In 1987, he moved from Wisconsin to Missouri to make his home.
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Cemetery: Washburn Prairie
Deceased: BRIGGS, Lucas Ray ()
Birth: July 19, 2012

Death: Oct. 20, 2012
MO
Research Note: Lucas Ray Briggs, three month old son of Evin McPherson and Courtney Briggs, of Golden, Missouri, passed away Saturday, October 20, 2012. Surviving are his parents; his grandmother; great grandparents; great-great grandmother, and an aunt.
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Cemetery: Viney Creek
Deceased: BRIGGS, Lucas Ray ()
Birth: July 19, 2012

Death: Oct. 20, 2012
MO
Research Note: CORRECTION on Lucas Ray Briggs, it is Viney Creek Cemetery.
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: HOLMAN, William "Bill" H. ()
Birth: Sept. 25, 1917
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Death: Oct. 20, 2012
At Home, Raymore, MO
Research Note: He was the the son of William H. Holman, Sr. and Samantha (Chappell) Holman, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were his brothers and sisters, Cleo Rich, Faye Priest, A.C. Holman, Madge Sparkman, Eunice Thomas, Maxine Williams, Iola Lordamich, Edward Holman, and Winona Synold. His wife of 62 years, was Lucille Cooper. Bill was a World War II, U.S. Marine Veteran and retired as a rural letter carrier at the Belton Post Office.
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: WILLIAMS, Joanne "Jodi" (ENFIELD)
Birth: Oct. 6, 1936
Kansas City, KS
Death: Nov. 3, 2012
At Home, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was daughter of Ernie E.J. and Anna Mae (Ayers) Enfield, was born on October 6, 1936, in Kansas City, Kansas. She was a 1954 graduate of Exeter High School and a lifelong area resident. Following her graduation she was employed as an administrative secretary for several years. She retired from FASCO after 18 years of service, and moved to Bella Vista. She returned to Cassville in 2006. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one brother, Dave Enfield, and one sister, Jackie Bowman. Cremation will follow services with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery. at a later date.
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Cemetery: Oakdale
Deceased: FULTON, Margaret Helen (BOWEN)
Birth: Oct. 27, 1915
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Death: Nov. 4, 2012
Christian Health and Rehab., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.......She was the daughter of Gleeson Burr Bowen and Bessie Ethel (Campbell) Bowen. She was the second born of five children. Graduating from Monett High School in 1937, Margaret then furthered her education by attending Monett Jr. College for one year. She was united in marriage on March 5, 1938, to Carl Wilson Fulton, who preceded her in death in 2008. Margaret was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church; League of Women Voters, representing them at City Council meetings; Nosegay Garden Club; Eastern Star; Abou Ben Adam Bandaides; and the Sorosis Club, when it was housed on historic Walnut Street. Margaret worked in helping to establish The Living Memorial that President Harry S. Truman visited after its completion. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Carl; also preceding her in death were three brothers, Jack Houston Bowen, John Thomas Bowen and Billy Bob Bowen; and one sister, Mary Virginia Seidel. She is survived by her daughter. Margaret’s request was to be cremated. A graveside service will be held at the Oakdale Cemetery in Monett.
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Cemetery: Waldensian
Deceased: GEMMECKE, Jonathan "Jay" Daniel ()
Birth: Mar. 2, 1980
Neosho, MO
Death: Nov. 22, 2012.
Wheaton, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Jonathan “Jay” Daniel Gemmecke, age 32, of Wheaton, Missouri, passed away Thursday, November 22, 2012, Thanksgiving Day, in the apartment fire at Wheaton along with 4 others. He was born March 2, 1980, in Neosho, Missouri, the son of Danny and Debby (Courdin) Gemmecke. Preceding him in death were his father, Danny Gemmecke; paternal grandfather, Vernon Gemmecke and maternal grandparents, Gene and Mary Courdin. Jay received his education at Wheaton, graduating from Wheaton High School. He lived his entire life at Wheaton and was employed at I.D.F. in Monett several years.
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Cemetery: Muncie Chapel
Deceased: DOHERTY, Molly Beth (HARSHBARGER)
Birth: Aug. 9, 1958
Grand Rapids, MI
Death: Nov. 22, 2012
Wheaton, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Molly Beth Doherty, age 54, of Wheaton, Missouri, passed away Thursday, November 22, 2012, Thanksgiving Day, in the apartment fire at Wheaton. She was the daughter of Donald and Helen (Kettlehake) Harshbarger, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death was a granddaughter, Mary Beth. Molly grew up in Michigan and graduated high school at Kentwood, Michigan. In 1983, she moved from Grand Rapids, Michigan to Wheaton to make her home. She was employed as a photo lab specialist at Wal-Mart in Monett.
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: COATNEY , Pauline Lenora (NICKLE)
Birth: June 2, 1924
Purdy, Barry Co., MO
Death: Nov. 26, 2012
MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry...................She was the daughter of Earl and Geneva Nickle. She was united in marriage to Lawrence Coatney on October 24, 1944. Pauline was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brother, Jim; daughters, Jean Yagnisis and Linda Foster; and great-grandaughter Kyleigh Elizabeth Weller.
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Cemetery: King/P. E. Roller
Deceased: SMITH, David Edward ()
Birth: Sept. 3, 1949
Washburn, Barry Co., MO
Death: Dec. 1, 2012
Mercy Hosp., Joplin, Jasper Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of the son of Milford L. and Pearl (Weathers) Smith. On July 8, 1972, in Monett, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Sheryl Bruton. Preceding him in death were his parents. David received his education at Washburn and Monett, graduating from Monett High School in 1969. He was self-employed, managing a booth at the flea market in Joplin.
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Cemetery: New Site
Deceased: JOHNSON, Jake Lester ()
Birth: Dec.27, 1922
Mt. Vernon, MO
Death: Nov. 29, 2012
Cox Hosp., Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of the late Robert and Nettie (Dinkle) Johnson. He was united in marriage on November 26, 1947 in Mt. Vernon, MO to Ester Lee Powell. She preceded him in death on August 21, 2011. He was retired from Mid-Am Dairy in Monett, Navy veteran of World War II, and a member of New Site Baptist Church in Monett, MO. He was preceded in death by both his parents Robert and Nettie, and wife Ester.
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Cemetery: St. John's Lutheran Stone's Prairie
Deceased: CONLEY, Martha (BRADLEY (JENNINGS))
Birth: April 4, 1937
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Death: Dec. 1, 2012
Republic, MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry............... She was the daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Atnip) Bradley. She was united in marriage on June 19, 1953 to Charles Conley he preceded her in death on December 26, 1984. She later married Bill Jennings on September 15, 1994. e was retired from 1st State Bank in Purdy, a member of the First Baptist Church Brookline, and a member of the Monett P.E.O. She was preceded by both her parents: Frank and Anna; first husband: Charles; one son, Keith Conley, May 29, 2004 and one step-daughter: Misti Roedel.
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Cemetery: Monett IOOR
Deceased: HESS, Raymond ()
Birth: Apr. 26, 1924
Peabody, KS
Death: Nov. 13, 2012

Research Note: Son of Harry D. Hess and Olga A. (Zieh) Hess. On February 16, 1947 in El Dorado Kansas Raymond and Ruby Lee Wallace were married.
Resource: Monett Times Obituary
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Cemetery: Oak Ridge
Deceased: ESSARY, Dennis Ray ()
Birth: June 11, 1934
Cape Fair, MO
Death: Dec. 2, 2012
At Home, Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Clarence Efton and Flossie Jewel (Hunter) Essary. On April 26, 1957, at Crane, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Fairy Patton. Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Clovis Essary, Burle Essary and William Essary and six sisters, Alene Rainwater, Marcine Terry, Maxine Eaton, Pauline Friend, Darlene Greenway-Wheeler and Norma Dahms. Dennis grew up in Cape Fair and received his education at Galena, Missouri, where he attended high school. He served his country in the United States Army. Following his service he returned to Southwest Missouri, where he has lived all his life. Dennis was an entertainer and enjoyed playing music and fishing.
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: BACON, Curtis A. ()
Birth: April 27, 1923
Washburn, Barry Co., MO
Death: Dec. 14, 2012
Ozarks Methodist Manor, Marionville, MO
Research Note: Note that his wife Helen, is buried there and is listed with a photo of the double stone with no name on his side........ He was the son of Frederick and Artie S. (Hilburn) Bacon. On July 1, 1946, in Exeter, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Helen Maloney, who preceded him in death on January 13, 1993. Also preceding him in death were his parents; one brother, Oscar Bacon and one sister, Edith Edmondson. Curtis grew up and received his education at Washburn where he graduated from high school. For several years he was employed in maintenance at Justin Boot Factory. Burial with military honors will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter.
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: TIMMONS, Betty (WILLIAMS)
Birth: May 4, 1937
At Home, Rural Exeter, Barry Co., MO
Death: Dec. 4, 2012
At Home, Exeter, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was daughter of Hilsden and Annie (Mattingly) Williams. She was a 1955 graduate of Exeter High School. On October 20, 1956 she was united in marriage to Roy J. Timmons. She was a life long resident of Barry County and was well known for the pies she baked at Rainbow Dinner House and 4-Way Mini-Mart. She was preceded in death by her son, Dennis Timmons, three brothers and two sisters.
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: WILLIS, Clara Louise (GEHRON)
Birth: Nov. 11, 1923
Celina, OH
Death: Nov. 30, 2012
Springdale Health and Rehabilitation Center, Springdale, AR
Research Note: She was the daughter of Charles and Suszanna Gehron. Clara had a penchant to write. As a teenager, she served on the staff of the Tatler, a Celina High School publication. She majored in English at John Brown University (JBU) in Siloam Springs (BA, 1945), and was the associate editor of the campus newspaper, The Threefold Advocate. While at JBU, she met Charles D. Willis, whom she married in 1946 in Montezuma, Ohio. The couple settled in northwest Arkansas. They were married for 66 years. Clara co-founded Siloam Springs Writers and served as the club's first president (1973--1979); she was actively involved with writers' associations in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri. As a professional writer, her works of poetry and prose appeared in newspapers, magazines and books; poetry was her specialty, the Shakespearean sonnet, her favorite form. She shared her craft through creative and instructional programs, which included presentations in Siloam Springs at the Sager Creek Arts Center, elementary schools and JBU; at Springdale Poets and Writers; in Fayetteville at the Northwest Arkansas Women's Festival and Conference; and in Celina, Ohio, at Stateline Christian Writers Club. During her career, she also taught scriptwriting at JBU, was a linotype operator in Grand Rapids, Mich., and was a radio scriptwriter and proofreader in Chicago, Ill. She was preceded in death by her sister, Ferneva H. Gehron, and brother, Vernie C. Gehron.
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: THOMPSON, Lewis William ()
Birth: July 29, 1941
Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Death: Dec. 25, 2012
Mercy Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of William Henry and Lois Olena (Hawk) Thompson. On June 16, 1962, he was united in marriage to Martha Vanderpool. Surviving are three sons, one daughter, e brother, and eight grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents and two sisters. Lewis received his education in House Rural School, and also Butterfield, graduating from Cassville High School. He was a life-long resident of Barry County. For thirty-one years he was a master mechanic and trouble shooter for Schreiber Foods in Monett, retiring six years ago. He was a member of Butterfield Baptist Church. He loved his family and enjoyed creating projects, painting pictures and going to flea markets and yard sales.
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: QUICK, Jeffrey Allyn ()
Birth: Nov. 3, 1962
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Death: Dec. 27 2012
Mercy Hosp., Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Dave and Janice (Crawford) Quick. Preceding him in death were his paternal grandparents, Ralph and Etries Quick and maternal grandfather, John Crawford. Jeff or “Red”, as most people knew him, received his education in Bentonville, Arkansas, where he graduated from high school. Most of his life was spent in Arkansas, where he was a self-employed landscaper.
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: ROWLEY, Joseph F., "Jack", Rev. ()
Birth: Dec.13, 1931
Washburn, Barry Co., MO
Death: Dec. 27, 2012

Research Note: Rev. Jack F. Rowley was born December 13, 1931 in Washburn, MO to Asa and Cressie (Hutchens) Rowley. He graduated from Cassville High School in Cassville, MO and attended East Texas Baptist College in Marshall, Texas. Rev. Rowley married Doris Jane Guin on July 5, 1953. He worked for the State of Missouri as a Chief Security Officer where he retired in 1993. Rev. Rowley was ordained to the ministry in 1951 at First Baptist Church in Cassville, MO. He served his Lord and Savior in the ministry for 48 years, retiring in 1998. Rev. Rowley was preceded in death by his parents, Asa and Cressie Rowley, brother, Paul Rowley and A. B. Rowley; and a sister, Joana (Rowley) Smithson.
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: RITCHIE , Sherry Jean ()
Birth: July 17, 1963
Jonesboro, AR
Death: Dec. 30, 2012
At Home, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Jean (Clayton) Snyder. On May 29, 2008, in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, she was united in marriage to Robert Ritchie. Three sons survive with the surnames DeRubba, Donley, and Thatcher. Preceding her in death were her grandparents, Marshall and Inez Clayton and her step-father, Charles Ulrich. Sherry received her education in California, where she graduated from high school. Twenty years ago she moved from Marysville, California to Missouri to make her home. Before moving to Cassville, she had resided in Exeter. She was a homemaker and also a CNA at Mercy Hospital for a while.
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Cemetery: Mt. Pleasant
Deceased: NELSON, Danny Joe ()
Birth: May 18, 1942
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Death: Jan. 2, 2013
Cox South Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of the son of Howard L. Nelson and M. Marie (Brandon) Nelson Allison. On August 17, 1963, in Austin, Texas, he was united in marriage to Mary Lou Hinson. Preceding him in death were his father, Howard Nelson and step-father, Bill Allison, who was like his father. Danny grew up and received his education in Cassville, graduating from Cassville High School with the Class of 1960. While growing up he worked on the farm. He moved to Texas, where he began doing precast construction work. He was plant manager for Doskocil Precast in Hutchinson, Kansas for thirty years. During his career he worked in Austin, Texas, Dallas, Texas, Kansas City, Kansas and Hutchinson, Kansas. In 1967, he became a Royal Ranger Leader, through the Assemblies of God Ministry, and was still active in leading boys.
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Cemetery: Purdy
Deceased: HALL , Larry ()
Birth: September 30, 1957

Death: Dec. 18, 2012
MO
Research Note: Larry Hall, age 55, of Purdy, Missouri, passed away on December 18, 2012, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was the son of Harold "Dean" and Corena (Smith) Hall. He was a 1975 graduate of Wheaton High School. On February 29, 2004 he was united in marriage to Deana Robinson in Las Vegas, Nevada. He had been employed with Fasco Industries for 37 years, and was also owner/operator of Delarco Pet.
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Cemetery: New Liberty - King's Prairie
Deceased: HAHNER , Floyd "Bud" Lee ()
Birth: Mar. 2, 1932
Kansas City, KS
Death: Dec. 19, 2012
St. Joseph Medical Center, Raymore, MO
Research Note: He was the son of Floyd and Lois Hahner. Bud worked as a Jayhawk Mill-Wright and was a member of the Local 1529 Carpenters Union. He was the beloved husband of LoAnn Hahner of Raymore for 61 years.
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Cemetery: Mt. Pleasant
Deceased: GENTRY, Rose Ann (SWINDELL)
Birth: Sept. 27, 1931
Purdy, Barry Co., MO
Death: Dec. 29, 2012
Willard Care Center, Willard, MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of the late Fred and Ova (Boswell) Swindell. She was a retired nurse and a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church in Monett, MO for over 50 years.
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Cemetery: Oakdale/Westbay
Deceased: HARKINS, Phyllis Jean (VOLKL)
Birth: Jan. 28, 1938
Purdy, Barry Co., MO
Death: Dec. 19, 2012
At Home, Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.........She was the daughter of the late John Raymond “Jack” Volkl and Gussie (Carlson) Volkl. In January of 1962, Phyllis Volkl and James C. Harkins, Sr. were united in marriage in St. Louis, MO. She was a retired cashier for Braums and had also worked in a shoe factory. She was a homemaker and worked with in-home care. Surviving are one daughter; five sons; 23 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Gussie Volkl; her husband, James C. Harkins, Sr.; one son, Randall Harkins; one granddaughter, Jennifer Faavi; one grandson, James Harkins III; and two daughters-in-law, Sandy and Carla Harkins.
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Cemetery: Seligman
Deceased: CROW, Helen M. ()
Birth: Feb. 19, 1936
Eureka Springs, AR
Death: Dec. 28, 2012
Benchmark Health Care, Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was daughter of the late Chester Crow and Della Mae (Jones) Crow. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Glen Crow and John Franklin Crow.
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Cemetery: New Site
Deceased: HARRISON, Kelly Suzanne (DAUGHTREY)
Birth: July 8, 1961
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Death: Dec. 30, 2012
MO
Research Note: Kelly Suzanne Harrison, age 51, of Aurora, MO, passed from this life on Sunday, December 30, 2012 following a 3 year battle with ALS. She was daughter of Eugene Daughtrey and JoAnn (Ingle) Barnett. Kelly graduated from Monett High School then furthered her education at Okmulgee State Technical College where she received her Computer Drafting Degree. She then went to work for Conoco Oil in Ponca City, OK. The last fifteen years of Kelly’s career came to be the best years as she was a Children’s Librarian for the Okmulgee Public Library. On June 8, 2009 in Miami, OK, Kelly married Wesley Harrison. She was preceded in death by her father, Eugene Daughtrey. She had three sons in the obit with the surname Beam.
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Cemetery: Oakdale
Deceased: STOCKTON, Cindy Marie ()
Birth: Dec. 19, 1959
Independence, KS
Death: Jan. 1, 2013
Cox South Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Richard Stockton and Linda (Harvey) (Stockton) Wix. Ms. Stockton was preceded in death by her dad, Richard Stockton and her sister,Terry Boucher.
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Cemetery: I.O.O.F. Monett
Deceased: ARMSTRONG, Ralph ()
Birth:

Death:

Research Note: CORRECTION: He was born and died in Monett, MO.; married in 1945 to Ardith Saunders in Vinita O.K.; he was a World War I veteran, serving with the Army in France. He was a retired salesman and shipyard worker.
Resource: Monett Times, April 14, 1981
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: ENGLEMAN, Grace Audry (THORNHILL)
Birth: Mar. 13, 1934
Sulphur Springs, AR
Death: Jan. 7, 2013
At Home, Exeter, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.........She was the daughter of John and Margie (Standifer) Thornhill. On June 5, 1952, in Gentry, Arkansas, she was united in marriage to Richard “Dick” Engleman, who preceded her in death on February 7, 1997. Also preceding her in death were her parents; nine brothers and one sister. Grace grew up in Arkansas attending high school at Gravette, Arkansas. She worked for an orchard in Caldwell, Idaho for a while. In 1967, she began working for Cassidy Orchard and Vollenweider Orchard, retiring in 1990. She was an active member of Exeter Assembly of God Church and VFW Auxiliary.
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: JOHNSTON, Lucille Irene (ELLIS (FAULKNER))
Birth: Feb. 20, 1920
Aurora, Lawrence Co., MO
Death: Jan. 7, 2013
Alexandria Hosp., Alexandria, VA
Research Note: ADD to existing entry...............Daughter of Royle and Reva (Seburn) Ellis. Lucille, a long-time resident of Cassville, graduated from Cassville High School, and attended both Drury College and Pittsburg State University. Lucille was active in debate and public speaking, winning a national championship in debate and oratory. She taught speech and English and started a forensics department at Neosho High School, then later taught at Cassville Schools, beginning a kindergarten class. Lucille married Kenneth Johnston, a returning veteran from World War II, raised two daughters, and partnered with Kenny to establish Johnston’s Hardware and Variety in Cassville and Neosho. Lucille was the first woman member of the National Board of Directors of True Value Hardware. Kenny died in 1984. Lucille later married Luther Faulkner and they lived in Shell Knob. Luther passed away in 2011.
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: COTHAM, Rebecca Irene “Becky” (CLUCK)
Birth: Sept. 6, 1966
Neosho, MO
Death: Jan. 8, 2013
MO
Research Note: Rebecca Irene “Becky” Cotham, age 46, of Washburn, Missouri, passed away January 8, 2013. She was born in Neosho, Missouri, September 6, 1966, the daughter of William Jessie Cluck and Jessie June (Day) (Cluck) Fry. Becky grew up and received her education in at SW School in Washburn. She was a homemaker and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Granddaughter of Walter William Day and Esta Irene Townsend. They and Becky's mother are all buried at Maplewood Cemetery.
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: BACON, DENNIS LEE ()
Birth: Oct. 29, 1945
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Death: Jan. 9, 2013
At Home, Exeter, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the the son of Oscar and Hazel (Boggess) Bacon, who preceded him in death. Dennis received his education at Exeter, where he graduated from High School. He grew grapes several years ago and was a cattle farmer. During the Vietnam War he entered the United States Army, serving from June 4, 1969 until May 15, 1970. For a few years he worked at B & C Glass in Nixa, which he helped to open.
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Cemetery: Overton - Hog Eye
Deceased: BRUTON, Lisa LaDawn (JAMES)
Birth: Feb. 26, 1969
Prague, OK
Death: Jan. 9, 2013
At Home, Wheaton, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Larry L. James and Carolyn (Barrett) (James) Skinner. In 1988, in Cassville, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Shannon Bruton. Preceding her in death were her maternal grandmother, Lorretta Barrett; paternal grandfather, Elmer James; a nephew, Dusty Hodge and an uncle, Donnie Quinn. Lisa moved from Chandler, Oklahoma in 1983 and attended Cassville School, where she graduated from high school. She received her LPN license through Franklin Technical Nursing School in Joplin, Missouri. For several years she was an LPN at Barry County Care Center in Cassville. She loved her work as a nurse, caring for the elderly.
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: HAYDEN, Max Willard ()
Birth: Jan. 23, 1931
Wheaton, Barry Co., MO
Death: Jan. 10, 2013
Independence, MO
Research Note: He was the son of Louis and Melva (Malone) Hayden. He was united in marriage to Freda Birkes on May 2, 1954. She preceded him in death on June 3, 1989. He was also preceded in death by his parents. Max grew up and received his education in Wheaton. He served his country in the United States Navy. Following his discharge, he and Freda moved to Independence, Missouri, where they resided for the rest of their lives. Max worked for Armco Steel and retired in 1988.
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: TERRY, Darrell Eugene ()
Birth: Apr. 7, 1936
Mason City, Grand Coulee, WA
Death: Jan. 12, 2013
Cox South Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Merle E. and Freda (Hoover) Terry. On March 16, 1957, in Estacada, Oregon, he was united in marriage to Corinne Chambers. Darrell received his education in Hermiston, Oregon. He joined the United States Air Force and served his country for twenty-two and a half years before retiring September 1, 1975. He continued his working career by opening Terry’s Mobile Tune-Up which he operated for twenty-one years. Darrell was a devoted member of Mineral Springs Baptist Church and served as a deacon. He was also very community minded serving as a member and officer of Mercy Hospital Auxiliary, volunteer for the Senior Center and The Gideons International. Darrell loved spending time with his loving wife of over fifty-six years, children, grandchildren and extended family.
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: EASLEY, Galen Ray ()
Birth: July 30, 1935
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Death: Jan. 12, 2013
At Home, Wheaton, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Henry and Marzell (Bennett) Easley. On February 24, 1978, in Miami, Oklahoma, he was united in marriage to Vicki England. Preceding him in death were his parents and one son, Galen Ray Easley. Galen grew up and received his education in Cassville, where he graduated from high school. For a few years he resided in Kansas City, Missouri and also Bixby, Oklahoma. He was a police officer in Wheaton for a while and safety director for the bullet truck at Butterfield. During Jim Hopkins time as sheriff, Galen served under him as deputy sheriff of Barry County. He then worked for the City of Cassville as a police officer.
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Cemetery: Oakdale Monett
Deceased: WHEATON, Donald E. ()
Birth: Mar. 22, 1928
Pulski, IA
Death: Jan. 10, 2013
Lacoba Homes, Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Arlie and Doris (Hamberg) Wheaton. He graduated from Pulski High School. Throughout his life he had many occupations, including a union carpenter. Mr. Wheaton served his country proudly, and was a drill sergeant in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. In 1956, he was united in marriage to Bonnie Brooke. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Wilbur Wheaton.
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Cemetery: Purdy
Deceased: LINEBARGER, Neva Josephine (WORMINGTON)
Birth: May 9, 1923
Purdy, Barry Co., MO
Death: Jan. 4, 2013
Cox Hosp., Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.................... Daughter of the daughter of the late Ellis and Goldie (Smith) Wormington. On June 24, 1944 she was united in marriage to Eugene Linebarger in Purdy, he preceded her in death on September 9, 1988. She was a homemaker, wife and mother, a member of the 1st Baptist Church in Purdy for 57 years, where she taught Sunday school, and was a part of the Baptist Women’s Union. She was preceded in death by both her parents: Ellis and Goldie and husband, Eugene.
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Cemetery: Mt. Pleasant
Deceased: CARROLL, Dorsey Gene
Birth: July 6, 1938
Garden City, KS
Death: Jan. 5, 2013
Cox Hosp., Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry............................ He was the son of Emma (Cook) Carroll and the late Earnest Carroll. He was united in marriage in Purdy, MO on February 27, 1997 to Helen Chaney. He worked for Meeks Lumber in Monett, was a member of the Purdy Assembly of God Church and former member of the Colorado National Guard. He was preceded in death by his father Earnest, and first wife Judy Carroll in 1991.
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Cemetery: McCormick - St. John's Lutheran
Deceased: STELLWAGEN, Paul Junior ()
Birth: Aug.4, 1928
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Death: Jan. 13, 2013
Cox Hosp., Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of the late Hilmer Stellwagen and Irene (Painter) Stellwagen. Following his graduation in 1946 from Monett High School, Paul served his country during World War II in the United States Navy. After being honorably discharged, Paul furthered his education in Valparaiso, IN. He studied pre-law and later attended SMS in Springfield. As a young man, Paul was District Sales Manager for Swift & Company. In 1961, he opened Paul’s Consumer Market. He owned and operated stores in Monett, Cassville and Aurora until 1976. He was a member of the Jaycee’s, Kiwanis’s Club, the Lion’s Club, Chamber of Commerce and the Hospital Auxiliary as well as the V.F.W. Post #4207. He was preceded in death by one son, Mark Stellwagen; and one granddaughter, Danielle Stellwagen. His wife was Margie.
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Cemetery: Washburn Prairie Cemetery
Deceased: ENGLAND, Suzy ()
Birth: Mar. 4, 1968
Kansas City, KS
Death: Apr. 19, 1987
Austin, TX
Research Note: Some information for http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mobarry/cemetery/washburnprairie/e- f.htm Please add to research notes section: Grand daughter of Carole McCafferty burried at same cemetery.
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Cemetery: Oak Ridge
Deceased: BROOKS , Lucille (LESTER)
Birth: Jan. 30, 1936
Cross Hollows, Near Jenkins, Barry Co., MO
Death: Jan. 21, 2013
Mercy Hosp., Joplin, Jasper Co., MO
Research Note: She was daughter of Orval and Goldie (Maloney) Lester, was born on January 30, 1936 in Cross Hollows. She was a 1953 graduate of Cassville High School, and was united in marriage to Royle Brooks on July 4, 1953, at the home of her parents in Cross Hollows. She was very proud of her family, her heritage, and her graduating class of 1953. She worked as a cook in several area cafes, in addition to Headstart and the Cassville Nursing Home. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Gregory Brooks.
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Cemetery: Purdy
Deceased: MAHURIN, Kaylee ()
Birth: Jan. 17, 2013
Freeman Hosp., Joplin, Jasper Co., MO
Death: Jan. 17, 2013
Freeman Hosp., Joplin, Jasper Co., MO
Research Note: Kaylee Mahurin, stillborn daughter of Kevin and Stephanie Mahurin of Monett, MO, passed away on Thursday January 17, 2013 at 1:12 p.m. at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Missouri. She is survived by both her parents; two brothers; paternal grandmother; and maternal grandmother. She was preceded by her paternal grandfather: Loren Mahurin and maternal grandfather: Robert Rynders.
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Cemetery: Mt. Pleasant
Deceased: VINEYARD, Charles William ()
Birth: March 9, 1932
Lincoln Park, MI
Death: January 28, 2013
Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, TN
Research Note: Resident of Savannah, TN. He was the son of Lester O. and Zelma (Strother) Vineyard. On November 3, 1956, in St. Louis, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Treva L. Henson. Preceding him in death were his parents; one brother, Gerald and one sister Donna. Charles graduated from Exeter High School. He then went to Fort Bliss, Texas for electronic training, which led him to working for Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, Kansas. He later moved to Huntsville, Alabama, where he was employed with Red Stone Arsenal. His last position was with the F.A.A. in Memphis, Tennessee, where he remained until his retirement in 1994. After his retirement he moved back to Missouri, living in Cassville until a year ago when he moved to Savannah, Tennessee to be near his family. He served in the National Guard from 1948 until 1957.
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: DAY, John H. ()
Birth: September 16, 1943
Washburn, Barry Co., MO
Death: February 6, 2013
Cassville Health and Rehab., Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of John and Effie (Snook) Day. On January 15, 1968, in Cassville, he was united in marriage to Thelma Paul. Preceding him in death were his parents; one son, Carl Foster; five brothers, Virgil A.B., Hardy, Harold, Kenneth and Walter Day and four sisters, Alma Smith, Ruby Fletcher, Helen Day and Mary Murphy. John grew and received his education at Washburn. He was a self-employed tradesman.
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Cemetery: Arnhart
Deceased: DAWN, Loraine (MORLAN )
Birth: October 22, 1920
Purdy, Barry Co., MO
Death: February 5, 2013
Cox South Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of the late John Morlan and Lois (Shepherd) Morlan. She lived her entire life in the Purdy area, attending the former Marbut School, south of Easyville. Loraine worked for over 25 years at the Garment Factory in Monett, retiring in 1983. On September 15, 1937, in Cassville, MO, Loraine married Deleo Dawn. To this union, three daughters were born. Deleo preceded her in death on April 4, 1950. Also preceding her in death were two daughters, Martha Sue Dawn and Lois Ella Dawn; and one brother, Claud Morlan.
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: , ()
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: RIFFE , Vernetta Earline (SOUSLEY)
Birth: Jan. 29, 1937
Raytown, MO
Death: Feb. 10, 2013
Lacoba Homes, Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry...............She was the daughter of Clyde and Esther (Stanley) Sousley. On May 9, 1957, she was united in marriage to Gilbert Leslie Riffe, who preceded her in death on January 16, 2010. Also preceding her in death were two grandchildren. Vernetta grew up and received her education at Raytown, Missouri. In 1977, she and her family moved to Cassville to make their home.
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Cemetery: Arnhart
Deceased: PENDERGRAFT, Carl Jr. ()
Birth: July 8, 1938
Washburn, Barry Co., MO
Death: Feb. 15, 2013
Purdy, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of John Thomas and Laura “Cassie” (Fletcher) Pendergraft. He was united in marriage to Darlene Baldwin on October 21, 1983. His first wife was Gertude Balz. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, James, Paul, Lawrence, Lester and Robert Pendergraft; four sisters, Ruby Ruark, Neoma Grantham, Mary Pendergraft and Alma Pendergraft, two grandchildren, Michael Douglas Morgan and Shelbie Leroy and three great-grandchildren, Sarah Tyra, Jaylee Tyra and Jack Jennings. He is survived by his six daughters; fifty-two grandchildren and thirty-one great-grandchildren.
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Cemetery: Pilant
Deceased: BEESON, Leonard Morton ()
Birth: June 18, 1922
Anderson, MO
Death: Feb. 17, 2013
At Home, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry...........He was the son of Everett and Edna (Noble) Beeson. On December 26, 1948, in Exeter, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Dortha Pilant, who preceded him in death on December 15, 1993. Also preceding him in death were his parents; an infant sister, Betty Jewel; one brother, Laurance Beeson and two brothers-in-law, Ray Harris and Earl Lyall. Surviving are six children. Leonard received his education at Forest Grove Grade School and graduated from Cassville High School in 1941. After high school Leonard followed the wheat harvest in Kansas and Colorado, then went to Oregon to work in the logging industry. From November, 1942 through January, 1946, he served in the United States Navy as a signalman aboard the USS Custer, a troop transport in the Pacific Theater of WWII. He later spent forty-five years at Forest Products, Inc., in Cassville.
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Cemetery: King/P. E. Roller
Deceased: TATE, Troy Delbert ()
Birth: July 1, 1928,
Osage, AR
Death: Feb. 18, 2013
Cassville Health Care, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Wilburn J. and Minnie I. (Phillips) Tate. On May 26, 1952, at Golden, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Geniva R. Ussery. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Floyd, James and Eugene and one sister, Dorothy Periman. Troy grew up and received his education in Osage, Arkansas. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War and was honorably discharged August 31, 1960. He was a farmer and also worked at Barry County Lumber Company for many years.
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Cemetery: Oakdale Monett
Deceased: DEEMS, Edward Paul ()
Birth: July 3, 1928
Noel, MO
Death: Feb. 9, 2013
Missouri Veterans Home, Mt. Vernon, MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.........He was the son of the late Edward Francis and Jewel (Reagan) Deems. He was united in marriage on September 18, 1952 in Draton Plains, Michigan to Lillian Arnett, she preceded him in death. He was retired from Lazy Boy in Neosho, an Army veteran of World War II, and a member of the Southside Church of Christ in Monett. He was preceded in death by both his parents: Edward Francis and Jewel, and wife: Lillian.
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Cemetery: Arnhart
Deceased: HALL, Jerry ()
Birth: Mar. 15, 1943
Butterfield, Barry Co., MO
Death: Feb. 11, 2013
Cox South Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of the late Hershal and Marjorie (Douthitt) Hall. He was united in marriage on May 18, 1962 in Purdy, MO to Patricia Rose. Jerry graduated from Purdy High School in 1961, worked at Jumping Jacks Shoe Corp. for 16 years before co-founding Jack Henry and Associates in 1976.
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Cemetery: Muncie Chapel
Deceased: STEWART, Don ()
Birth: Dec. 28, 1923
Pioneer, MO
Death: Jan. 15, 2013
Dickinson, TX
Research Note: He was the son of William Franklin "Jack" and Ella May (Stark) Stewart. Don and Edna Mae (Speck) lived and served their communities in Yellville, Berryville, and Harrison, Arkansas before moving back to Wheaton, Missouri, where Don's career with Kraft Foods had started. Monett Times says he was from Dickinson, TX.
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Cemetery: Mt. Pleasant
Deceased: GRAY, Wanda R., Dr. ()
Birth: Mar. 31, 1921
Butterfield, Barry Co., MO
Death: Jan. 3, 2013
Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: She graduated from Butterfield High School. After finishing one year of college at SMS at age 17, she passed the County Teachers Exam and taught at several rural schools in Barry County first at Cormus Grove, and then Clio and Cross Hollows. She taught in the winter and attended college in the summer. Then she taught school in Butterfield and Cassville. Her next job was elementary principal in Neosho, then as the coordinator of Elementary Education in Neosho. She then moved to Springfield and was coordinator of Elementary Education, and later become Director of Elementary Education in Springfield. Then she served as Assistant Superintendant for Elementary Education in Springfield, retiring in 1985. After retiring she taught in the Education Department at Drury College. Her teaching career spanned 44 years in the public system, and 15 years at Drury College for a total of 59 years. Wanda was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Bertha Gray and her sister, Wilma Gray.
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: ROBERTS, William Glenn ()
Birth: Oct. of 1919
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Death: Feb. 14, 2013
Decatur, IL
Research Note: ADD to existing entry...........He was the son of Edward R. and Vesta Roberts. He graduated from Cassville High School. He was a Navy Veteran of WWII, and served as Yoeman on an escort ship in the Pacific. He married Opal Hendricks in June of 1940. Together they raised two daughters. Opal preceded him in death. He then married Jean Steinberger in 1993. She also preceded him in death. His first job was at the Red Front Grocery in Cassville, which led to a career in the grocery business with Kraft Foods, and for a period of 18 years, he was in charge of all sales for the city of Chicago. Ill. He earned a variety of "merit" awards with the company. He was preceded in death by his parents, wives, daughter, Kay (Roberts) Naumoff, seven sisters, and three brothers.
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Cemetery: 100F Cemetery, Monett
Deceased: ETHRIDGE, Myrtle Anna (WINTON)
Birth: feb., 4, 1892
Idaho
Death: Dec., 4, 1973
OK.
Research Note: CORRECTION Myrtle Anna Winton D/O Wiley and Anna Killingsworth Winton, 1st husband William Monroe Ethridge 2nd husband Charles Everett Fosster 3rd husband Arliss E. Ayers
Resource: 1920 US Census, Obituary Daily Messenger & News Caldwell, Ks 1935, Family photo 1950
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Cemetery: Cremated
Deceased: CLARK, Orven Dale ()
Birth: Oct. 6, 1939
Barry Co., MO
Death: Jan. 31, 2013
Research Medical Center in Kansas City, MO
Research Note: Orven Dale Clark, 73 of Hume, MO passed away Jan. 31, 2013 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, MO. Dale was born Oct. 6, 1939 in Barry Co., MO, son of Glen and Fala (King) Clark. He served in the Vietnam War, and sang and played music for his fellow troops. Dale drove a truck for Asso. Wholesale Grocers for approximately 38 years. Music was a very big part of his life, and he founded the Country Western band, "The Dale Clark Four". Dale loved to tell jokes, and was very outgoing and willing to help whenever he could. In later years, Dale and Evelyn retired to their farm in Hume, MO. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Clark of Hume; 2 sons; and 2 daughters. He is also survived by a sister and her 2 children. He also leaves behind multiple grandchildren. Dale was cremated and his ashes scattered. His parents are buried at Gunter Cemetery in Barry Co., MO.
Resource: Obit from Verla Wormsley
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: HOUSE, William E. “Eddy” ()
Birth: June 8, 1938

Death: Feb. 17, 2013
Freeman Hosp., Joplin, Jasper Co., MO
Research Note: Preceding him in death are his parents Gene Charles and Gladys "Cleo" (Smalley) House and his brother Marvin E. House. Eddy, as most people knew him, graduated from Exeter High School and attended Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Missouri. He was employed several years for Vickers in Joplin, Missouri as a machinist. His wife was Gina Lewis.
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: MATTINGLY, Linda L (BOX)
Birth: Aug. 9, 1944
Wayne, Barry Co., MO
Death: Feb. 27, 2013
Cassville Health Care, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.........She was the daughter of John and Dafner Lee (Martin) Box. On September 1, 1963, in Exeter, Missouri, she was united in marriage to David Leon Mattingly, who preceded her in death on March 2, 2005. Also preceding her in death were her parents, one sister and one brother. Linda grew up at Exeter and graduated from Exeter High School. For twenty-five years, she was employed as an inspector with Justin Boot Factory from which she retired.
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: DUDLEY, Barbaline Marie (MATHEWS)
Birth: Dec. 2, 1932
Centerville, KS
Death: Mar. 1, 2013
Cassville Health Care, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry............She was the daughter of Wilton D. and E. Marie (Pearson) Mathews. On May 3, 1953, she was united in marriage to Sheldon Dudley, who preceded her in death on January 24, 2002. Also preceding her in death were her parents and one daughter, Julie Dudley Gates. Barbaline grew up and received her education in Kansas, graduating from high school in Parker, Kansas. In 1964, she moved from Kansas to Missouri and in June, 1969, she moved to Exeter, Missouri. For several years she helped her husband, Sheldon, in the bank at Exeter. After that, she worked as a secretary and librarian for the Exeter School.
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Cemetery: Oak Ridge
Deceased: ASH, Edith Helen (WILLIAMSON (SMITH))
Birth: Feb. 26, 1920
Dexter, KS
Death: Mar. 1, 2013
Cassville Health Care, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Roy and Mamie (Brock) Williamson. On August 8, 1936, she was united in marriage to Grover Smith, who preceded her in death in July, 1981. On October 6, 1984, she married George Ash who died September 24, 1999. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Jerry Smith; one daughter, Jean Cox and four brothers, Ellis, Willis, Lloyd and Loren Williamson. Edith was a long-time resident of Barry County, where she raised her family. She was a member of Oak Ridge Baptist Church, which she thoroughly enjoyed.
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Cemetery: Muncie Chapel
Deceased: PRIVETT, Emma Jo (SHOEMAKER)
Birth: July 28, 1929
Blackwell, OK
Death: Mar. 3, 2013
Cassville Health Care, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.............She was the daughter of Joseph and Edna (Elemquist) Shoemaker. On July 1, 1951, in Cassville, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Donald D. Privett, who preceded her in death on March 11, 1970. Also preceding her in death were her parents, three sisters and three half-sisters.Emma Jo grew up and received her education at Blackwell, Oklahoma. For twenty-eight years she was employed as a food service supervisor for South Barry County Hospital (Now Mercy Hospital – Cassville) , from which she retired. She was a member of United Pentecostal Church in Monett, Missouri; a former member of South Barry County Ambulance Board and had served on the Butterfield City Counsel.
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Cemetery: Washburn Prairie
Deceased: CRIM, Roger Dale ()
Birth: June 23, 1964
Rogers, Benton Co., AR
Death: Mar. 6, 2013
At Home, Washburn, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Lloyd Joe and Alice (Wilbanks) Crim. Preceding him in death were his father, Lloyd “Cub” Crim and one sister, Carol Ann Crim. oger received his education at Southwest in Washburn. He was a welder and heavy equipment operator working for Karrick Hydro Repair, Inc. in Seligman, Missouri. He was a hard worker and enjoyed his work.
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Cemetery: Purdy
Deceased: WORMINGTON , Rayburn Austin ()
Birth: Aug. 24, 1933
Purdy, Barry Co., MO
Death: Mar. 4, 2013
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry............He was the son of Walter and Cora (Terry) Wormington in Purdy, MO. He was a lifelong resident of Barry County Missouri in the Purdy area. He graduated from Purdy High School where he was active in FFA and the high school orchestra. He was also a charter member of the FFA at Purdy Schools and strongly supported the program and his beloved, “Mr. Estes”. He married Lorena Hukriede on December 11, 1954 and she preceded him in death on March 5, 1981. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Cora (Terry) Wormington, two brothers, Ermol Wormington and Elburn Wormington. He married Kathy Cullers on March 7, 1985.
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Cemetery: St. Peter & Paul Catholic
Deceased: CHANG, Fue Yia ()
Birth: May 14, 1940
Long Khan, Laos
Death: Mar. 11, 2013
Exeter, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ue Yia Chang, age 72, of Salida, California, passed away Monday, March 11, 2013, at his son’s home in Exeter, Missouri. He was the son of Xai Khu Chang and Mee Xiong. In 1967, he was united in marriage to Ka Xiong. Surviving are three sons, nine daughters, twenty-nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. eding him in death were his parents; two sons, Tong Chang and Fong Chang; two brothers, Neng Lao and Ghia Hue and one sister, Mao. Fue Yia received eight years of his education in Laos and at the age of forty, studied five years in the United States. He was a self-employed rice farmer. He was in the secret service during the Secret War. In 1980, he moved from Thailand to the United States to make his home. Services will be held from 12:00 noon until midnight Friday, March 22, from 8:00 A.M. until midnight Saturday, March 23 and from 8:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. Sunday, March 24, 2013, under direction of McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton.
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: BLAKLEY, Mildred Ovelyn (YARNALL)
Birth: Jan. 3, 1923
Albuquerque, NM
Death: Mar. 13, 2013
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was daughter of Roland "Otto" and Oralea (Creasa) Yarnall, was born on January 3, 1923, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. On November 24, 1945, she married Howard C. Blakley, who preceded her in death in 1997. She was cremated.
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Cemetery: Purdy
Deceased: WORMINGTON , Rayburn Austin ()
Birth: Aug. 24, 1933
Purdy, Barry Co., MO
Death: Mar. 4, 2013
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry................He was the son of Walter and Cora (Terry) Wormington in Purdy, MO. He was a lifelong resident of Barry County Missouri in the Purdy area. He graduated from Purdy High School where he was active in FFA and the high school orchestra. He was also a charter member of the FFA at Purdy Schools and strongly supported the program and his beloved, “Mr. Estes”. program and his beloved, “Mr. Estes”. He was a dairy, beef, and grain farmer until ill health forced him to retire. He married Lorena Hukriede on December 11, 1954 and she preceded him in death on March 5, 1981. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Cora (Terry) Wormington, two brothers, Ermol Wormington and Elburn Wormington. He married Kathy Cullers on March 7, 1985.
Resource: Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Purdy
Deceased: LAND, Jimmie Lee ()
Birth: Apr. 8, 1946
Wheaton, Barry Co., MO
Death: Mar. 7, 2013
Freeman Hosp., Joplin, Jasper Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of the late Paul and Marjorie (Burton) Land. He was united in marriage on August 11, 1995 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas to Carla Brown. Jimmie was retired from the Cassville Post office and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Cassville, Missouri.
Resource: Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Oakdale Monett
Deceased: DICK , Beatrice Ilene (SKAGGS)
Birth: Feb. 25, 1921
Ritchey, MO
Death: Mar. 11, 2013
Lacoba Homes, Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry............. She was the daughter of the late Claude and Nina (Harris) Skaggs. She was united in marriage in Ritchey, Mo to John Dick on April 12, 1941, he preceded her in death on March 14, 2008. She was preceded in death by both her parents: Claude and Nina; husband John; and one brother: Harold Skaggs.
Resource: Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Purdy
Deceased: THOMAS, Juanita June (SWADLEY)
Birth: Jan. 31, 1931
Verona, Lawrence Co., MO
Death: Mar. 13, 2013
Cassville Health Care, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry............ She was the daughter of the late Earl and Aquilla (Johnson) Swadley. She was united in marriage on March 22, 1947 in Butterfield, Mo to Paul “Red” Thomas. She was a cafeteria worker for the Purdy School District in Purdy, Mo and a member of the Chapel of Grace Church in Monett, Mo. She was preceded in death by both her parents: Earl and Aquilla, and three brothers: Ronnie, Red, and Junior.
Resource: Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home
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Cemetery: New Site
Deceased: INGLE , Bertha "Ann" (SOOTER)
Birth: April 4, 1917
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Death: Mar. 18, 2013
Fairview, MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of the late Calvin and Martha (McCoy) Sooter. She was united in marriage on October 8, 1937 in Jay, Oklahoma to Leon Ingle, he preceded her in death on March 10, 1986. She was preceded in death by both her parents: Calvin and Martha; husband: Leon; and one grandchild.
Resource: Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Waldensian Cem
Deceased: COURDIN, Etienne (Stephen) J. ()
Birth:

Death:

Research Note: you have wrong gravestone for Ann Planchon (Stevenot) (17Dec1840 Bobbio Pellice, IT- 28Feb1862 Uruguay) his first wife who died in Colonial Valdense, Montevideo, Uruguay. the dates are correct no grave in Missouri that I know of his second wife was Marguerite Mondon- Marin who died in Monett that stone is a dual gs with husband Etienne Stephen Courdin
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Cemetery: Oak Ridge
Deceased: MORELAND, Orta Lee ( ANDERSON (DOTSON))
Birth: Jan. 9, 1932
Harrison, AR
Death: Mar. 20, 2013
Cox Hosp., Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Oliver and Allie (Cantrell) Anderson. She was united in marriage to Jim Dotson, who preceded her in death on November 5, 1998. She later married William (Bill) Moreland. Jim is buried at Munsey Cemetery. e was also preceded in death by her parents, an infant son, Joe Allen, who died at birth, four brothers and two sisters. Erma was only six years old when her mother passed away leaving her father with eight children to raise. He decided to move the family to Missouri, where Erma attended several rural schools, Roaring River, Lone Elm and finishing her education at Oak Grove.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Washburn Prairie
Deceased: BURNETTE, Janie "Bernice" (EDMONSON)
Birth: June 17, 1946
Hindsville, AR
Death: Apr. 3 2013
Mercy Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Willis H. and Nancy Irene (Evans) Edmonson, and was delivered by her grandmother Evans. On June 16, 1962, in Exeter, Missouri, she was united in marriage to James C. Burnette. Preceding her in death were her parents and one son, James Lee Burnette.Bernice received her education at Exeter, Missouri, Best, Arkansas and finished in Neosho, Missouri. For twenty-eight years she was employed at Fasco as an inspector from which she retired. Then she worked at Able 2 around four years.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: LUJAN , Martha ()
Birth: October 6, 1953
Decoto, CA
Death: Apr. 7, 2013
Cox South Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.........She was the daughter of Frank and Vera (Quantana) Lujan. Surviving are her mother; one sister; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; her family at Summerhill Group Home at The Arc of the Ozarks and her special friend, Cookie. Preceding her in death were her father, Frank Lujan and stepfather, Clarence Womack. Martha grew up in California and moved to Exeter, Missouri before making her home in Cassville.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: HOWERTON, Betty Rae (NEEMAN (FREEMAN))
Birth: Oct. 27, 1943,
Bassett, NE
Death: Apr. 8, 2013
At Home, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Theodore Fredrick Albert and Velma Dot (Long) Neeman. On May, 19, 2007, she was united in marriage to Willis Howerton, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Clark Freeman, Jr.; one granddaughter, Jacqueline; four brothers and three sisters. Surviving son with the surname Freeman. Betty grew up and received her education in Shelton, Nebraska. She was a long-time waitress in Nebraska. In 2002, she moved to Cassville to make her home.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Washburn Prairie
Deceased: O’DONNELL, Marian Ellen (BORRESON (GILBERT))
Birth: Aug. 11, 1939
Clam Falls, WI
Death: Apr. 11, 2013
Red Rose Health and Rehab. Center, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Arne Henry and Melba Owens (Peterson) Borreson. She was united in marriage to Jessie Gilbert and to this union two children were born. On August 2, 1986, in Burnett County, Wisconsin, she was united in marriage to Neil O’Donnell, who preceded her in death on October 19, 2012. Also preceding her in death were her parents. Marian spent much of her life in Wisconsin where she was a nurse’s aid and CMT and also worked for insurance companies doing physicals. In 1987, she and her husband moved to Washburn and was employed with Oxford Home Health for thirteen years.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: LUSH, Debbie (COLASUONO (TRECKER))
Birth: Nov. 16, 1960
Buffalo Grove, IL
Death: Mar. 20, 2013
Shreveport, Louisiana.
Research Note: She was daughter of Anthony and Barbara (Wilson) Colasuono, was born on November 16, 1960, in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. On July 4, 2011, she was united in marriage to Kevin Lush. She enjoyed being out on the truck with her husband, spending countless miles together. Had a son with the surname Trecker.
Resource: White Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: CARDOZA , Leeson (MEADOR)
Birth: July 12, 1921
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Death: Mar. 28, 2013
Mercy Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.........She was daughter of Clarence Edwin and Dora (Hawk) Meador, was born on July 12, 1921, in Cassville. Following her graduation from high school, she attended Southwest Missouri State Teachers College and received her teaching degree in elementary education, and retired from teaching after fifty years of service. In 2000 she moved to Springfield from St. Louis. On December 23, 1947 she was united in marriage to Joseph Cardoza, who preceded her in death in 1997. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Raymond Meador, and two sisters, Lona Mae Keen and Ruby Rohlfing.
Resource: White Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: PHILPOTT, Freddie E. ()
Birth: Apr. 12, 1956
Bentonville, AR
Death: Apr. 15, 2013
Life Enhancement Nursing Home, Evening Shade, MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.............He was son of Elmore Philpott and Evelyn Maxine(White) Matlock. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one brother, Jack Lee Phillpott.
Resource: White Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: NOBLE, Josephine S. (SIRANGGELO)
Birth: July 16, 1921
New Brunswick, NJ
Death: Apr. 8, 2013
At Home, Exeter, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry......... She was the daughter of Frank and Angelian (Liquire) Siranggelo. Mrs. Noble was a nurse's aid for many years; serving in the medical profession. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ in West Palm Beach, FL.
Resource: Lakin Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Russell
Deceased: GARNER, Billie C. “Bill” ()
Birth: Apr. 26, 1934
Eagle Rock, Barry Co., MO
Death: Apr. 1, 2013
Cox South Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: He was son of the late Floyd and Golda (Reed) Garner. Bill grew up in the Cassville area and had attended school in Butterfield until his junior year when he began going to school in Cassville. Bill graduated from Cassville High School in 1951. Bill then enlisted in the United States Army, where he was stationed in Germany. He was employed as Meat Department Manager for Moss Market and for Ramey’s, retiring from Cassville Ramey’s in 1997. Bill was also a U.S.D.A. Food Inspector. On December 29, 1962, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Bill and Carlene Brown were united in marriage. They were blessed with over 50 years of companionship. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Willis and Wesley Garner.
Resource: Buchanan Funeral Home
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Cemetery: New Site
Deceased: SHANER, Dave ()
Birth: Apr. 7, 1965
Ledington, MI
Death: Apr. 6, 2013
Cox South Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Susan Brady and the late Bill Brady. He married Ann Shriner on August 31, 1986. Dave was employed by Bennett Seamless Guttering. He was a member of the New Site Baptist Church, Monett Mo where he was a Deacon. Dave was also a member of the Monett Rural and Pierce City Rural Fire Departments were he served as Captain and Training Officer, and was Vice-president and Chaplain of B.A.D.D. He was preceded in death by his father: Bill Brady.
Resource: Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Waldensian Cem
Deceased: PLANCHON, Roy E. ()
Birth:

Death:

Research Note: Correction Roy E. not Roy B. died: Palacios, Matagorda, TX while serving as Coast Artillery Corps during WWII he contracted a form of Encephalitis he is son of Peter & Fannie Planchon
Resource: TX Death Records (Matagora Co:#33649
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: REED, Kathleen (CARNEY)
Birth: July 4, 1920
Rural Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Death: April 27, 2013
At Home, Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry............She was the daughter of William A. and Maud (Brooks) Carney. On December 29, 1938, in Monett, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Clarence E. Reed, who preceded her in death on May 20, 2006. Also preceding her in death were her parents and one brother, Bill Carney. Kathleen received her education at Sparks Elementary School and was a 1936 graduate of Cassville High School. At the age of sixteen, Kathleen entered Henrotin Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago. She attended University classes there for two years. In 1938, she met her husband, Clarence Reed and they were married that year. After their marriage they moved to Jefferson City, Missouri, where Clarence was a State Representative for two years. During the years of Clarence’s employment as an attorney, they lived in eleven states and travelled in most of the United States. In 1972, they returned to Cassville, living in Sherwood Forest and in 2006, after the death of Clarence, Kathleen moved to Springfield, Missouri to make her home.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: BROMLOW, Alma May (ADKINS)
Birth: Nov. 24, 1931
Tipton, OK
Death: April 26, 2013
At Home, Fairview, Newton Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Haskell and Retha (Branstatt) Adkins. She was united in marriage to Everett Bromlow on August 21, 1948 in Clayton, New Mexico. He preceded her in death on May 23, 2009.
Resource: White Funeral Home
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Cemetery: New Liberty - King's Prairie
Deceased: SWADLEY, Angie Lee (CULLUM)
Birth: Aug. 19, 1968
Neosho, MO
Death: April 20, 2013
Freeman Hosp., Joplin, Jasper Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of George and Sandy (Macy) Cullum. She was united in marriage on October 20, 1990 to Jeff Swadley. She was the owner of the Little Critter Daycare in Purdy, a member of Chapel of Grace Church in Monett and Parents as Teachers for the Purdy Schools. She was preceded in death by her father: George Cullum on May 20, 1991.
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Cemetery: Oakdale
Deceased: WALTRIP, Burnett "Pub" Edwin ()
Birth: May 6, 1924

Death: April 22, 2013
At Home, Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of the late Manford and Ida (Bennings) Waltrip. He was united in marriage on April 8, 1947 in Columbus, Kan to Lucy May Shaffer, she preceded him in death on September 28, 2011. He was retired from Tyson’s in Monett, a Veteran of World War II and a member of the V.F.W in Monett. He was preceded in death by both his parents: Manford and Ida; wife: Lucy, and one son: Raymond Waltrip.
Resource: Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Purdy
Deceased: BRADLEY, Greg Edward ()
Birth: June 6, 1961
St. Louis, MO
Death: April 22, 2013
Veterans Hosp., Fayetteville, AR
Research Note: He was the son of Donna Rose Patillo and Gerald Franklin Bradley. He was united in marriage in Fajardo, Puerto Rico on November 1, 1984 to Daliah Lespier. He worked for Lyondell Petro Chemical at Houston, Texas, had a Bachelor Degree in Social Science, served in the U.S. Navy 7 years, six months, three days, eighteen hours, twenty one minutes and eighteen seconds and was a founding pastor of the Iglesia Pentecostal of Purdy and Iglesia Pentecostal of Verona. He was preceded in death by his father: Gerald, and one daughter: Sara Joe Ann.
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Cemetery: McCormick - St. John's Lutheran
Deceased: FALKENSTEIN, Edgar ()
Birth: Abt. 1928

Death: Apr. 18, 2013
Spring, TX
Research Note: Edgar Falkenstein, Sr., age 85, of Spring, TX, passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2013. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at the McCormick St. John’s Cemetery in Monett, MO. Arrangements have been entrusted to Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett, MO.
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Cemetery: St. Peter & Paul Catholic
Deceased: YOUNKER, Twilla Leona (POZNIAK)
Birth: July 10, 1923
Rural Purdy, Barry Co., MO
Death: May 7, 2013
Pierce City, Lawrence Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to Existing entry..........Daughter of Bart and Rosella/Aniela “Ella” (Belka) Pozniak. She was a homemaker for most of her life, and she also worked for several years as a cook at Pierce City Elementary School. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Pulaskifield. Twilla married Leo F. Younker on April 17, 1948. He preceded her in death in November 1994. In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by one son, Kenneth Wayne “Chuck” Younker; five sisters, Nettie Feeney, Josephine Ceselski, Clementina Golubski, Sophie Boyce and Agnes Roberts; and three brothers, Virgil Pozniak, NL Pozniak and Earnest Pozniak.
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Cemetery: St. Peter & Paul Catholic
Deceased: ROBERTS, Agnes Helen (POZNIAK)
Birth: July 30, 1918
Rural Purdy, Barry Co., MO
Death: Aug. 11, 1998

Research Note: ADD to Existing entry..........Daughter of Bart and Rosella/Aniela “Ella” (Belka) Pozniak.
Resource: Sister's Obit
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Cemetery: St. Peter & Paul Catholic
Deceased: POZNIAK, Narcis L. ()
Birth: Feb. 20, 1916
Rural Purdy, Barry Co., MO
Death: June 25, 1992

Research Note: ADD to Existing entry..........Son of Bart and Rosella/Aniela “Ella” (Belka) Pozniak.
Resource: Sister's Obit
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: HENRY, Willie "Bill" Ray ()
Birth: April 30, 1928
Washburn, Barry Co., MO
Death: April 30, 2013
At Home, Exeter, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.......He was the son of George E. and Freda (Morgan) Henry. On June 26, 1954, he was united in marriage to Flonnie Walden. Preceding him in death were his parents; one son, Ricky Joe Henry; three brothers, Glen, Russell and Loren Henry and one sister, Pauline Banks. Bill received his education at Measle Prairie rural school. As a young man he farmed. During the Korean War he served in the United States Army, from November 7, 1950 until August 12, 1952. He had been employed by Herschel Stehlik at the lumber yard for a few years and was a truck driver for Hudson Foods. For over twenty years Bill worked for Gary Keen driving a cattle truck. Bill’s favorite pastime was playing music, going to many performances around the community.
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Cemetery: King/P. E. Roller
Deceased: SHRUM, Loyd Thomas ()
Birth: Jan. 2, 1935
Golden, MO
Death: May 1, 2013
At Home, Rural Washburn, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Son of Melvin and Epsa (Fletcher) Shrum. He received his education at Trent Creek School. He was a carpenter, logger and farmer most all of his life. He enjoyed his wood works, making birdhouses and mules from cedar that he had sawed from his sawmill. He loved God, his wife and his family. Preceding him in death were his parents; brother, Roy Shrum and grandson, Steven Lee Petty. He married Bonnie June Rose on March 25, 1955. Great great grandson of Peter King Shrum buried on Kettle Mountain near Mano, Barry Co., MO.
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Cemetery: Muncie Chapel
Deceased: BUCK, Richard ()
Birth: May 24, 1937
Wheaton, Barry Co., MO
Death: May 9, 2013
Cassville Health and Rehab., Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry............He was the son of Edward “Lane” and Mary Bell (Smallwood) Buck. On August 8, 1954, he was united in marriage to Shelba Jean Stephenson and to this union two daughters were born. Shelba preceded him in death on March 30, 2001. He later married Marilyn L. (Hill) McCullah, who preceded him in death on October 14, 2010. Also preceding him in death were three brothers, Clifton, E.L. and Joe Buck and one sister, Ella Mae Sampson. Richard grew up and received his education at Wheaton, graduating with the Wheaton High School Class of 1955. For several years Richard resided in Arkansas, where he was a salesman for Northwest Arkansas Daily Newspaper. He was also a Southern Baptist Minister, serving in various churches in southwestern Missouri since 1970.
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: MITCHENER, Barbara D. (YARNALL)
Birth: Aug. 20, 1932
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Death: May 9, 2013
At Home, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry...........She was the daughter of Otto and Ollie (Kruzie) Yarnall, was born on August 20, 1932, in Cassville, Missouri. Following high school graduation she became a beautician. She lived in several states before moving to Shell Knob in 1993, and to Cassville in 2002. She married Lauren Mitchener on March 7, 1994. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Mildred Blakley, Wilma Catron, and Ruth Yarnall.
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Cemetery: Waldensian
Deceased: COATNEY, Patty Lou (PLANCHON)
Birth: Feb. 16, 1941
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Death: May 8, 2013
At Home, Pierce City, MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of the late David and Beulah (Davis) Planchon. She was united in marriage on August 21, 1968 in Miami, Ok to Jim Coatney. She was self employed all her life, a graduate of Monett High School and a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Monett, Mo. She was preceded in death by both her parents: David and Beulah, and one daughter, Bridget Philyaw.
Resource: Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home
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Cemetery: St. Peter & Paul Catholic
Deceased: YOUNKER, Twilla Leona (POZNIAK)
Birth: July 10, 1923
Rural Purdy, Barry Co., MO
Death: May 7, 2013
Pierce City, MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry....change mother's name to Rosella "Ella"....She was the daughter of Bart and Rosella (Belka) Pozniak. She was a homemaker for most of her life, and she also worked for several years as a cook at Pierce City Elementary School. Twilla married Leo F. Younker on April 17, 1948. He preceded her in death in November 1994. In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by one son, Kenneth Wayne “Chuck” Younker; five sisters, Nettie Feeney, Josephine Ceselski, Clementina Golubski, Sophie Boyce and Agnes Roberts; and three brothers, Virgil Pozniak, NL Pozniak and Earnest Pozniak.
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Cemetery: I.O.O.F. Monett
Deceased: GLEAVES, Harold ()
Birth: Apr. 5, 1883
Ely, England
Death: Jan. 29, 1963
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Additional information
Resource: Monett Times Obituary
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Cemetery: Purdy Cemetery
Deceased: WORMINGTON, Patsy Ann ()
Birth:

Death:

Research Note: Additional material- Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Wayne W Wormington
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Cemetery: Russell
Deceased: MOUDY, Ralph ()
Birth: Nov 6, 1931
Barry Co., MO
Death: Nov 6, 1931
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Ralph is the son of Ernest and Maxine Moudy. He was stillborn.
Resource: Family member
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Cemetery: King/P. E. Roller
Deceased: MASON , Danny Robert ()
Birth: Apr. 22, 1961
Stella, Newton Co., MO
Death: May 21, 2013
Freeman Neosho Hosp., Neosho, Newton Co., Missouri.
Research Note: He was the son of Willie Ray and Joyce (McCracken) Mason. He married Sandy Giandalia and later married Sherry Boyd. On September 21, 2006, he married Rebecca “Becky” Martz. Preceding him in death were his father, Willie Ray Mason and step-father, J.C. Spiva. He received part of his education at Wheaton and then graduated from high school at East Newton. For several years he was a self-employed truck driver. He loved to farm and rodeo and he especially loved horses.
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: MATLOCK, Evelyn Maxine (WHITE (PHILPOTT))
Birth: Dec. 21, 1933

Death: May 27, 2013
Cassville Health Care, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to Existing entry................ Evelyn Matlock, age 77, of Washburn, Missouri, passed away on Monday, May 27, 2013, at Cassville Health Care and Rehab, Cassville, Missouri. Graveside services will be held on Friday, May 31, at 11:00 a.m. at the Maplewood Cemetery.
Resource: White Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Bethel Baptist
Deceased: AKINS, Connie Sue (ERICKSON)
Birth: Oct. 17, 1944

Death: May 24, 2013
Cox South Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Audrey (Wormington) Erickson and the late Orris Erickson. She was united in marriage in November 1962 in Monett, Mo to Billy Akins he preceded her in death in February 1966. She was a retired cook and a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Monett.
Resource: Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Osa
Deceased: KEENER, Particia Jean (GRAY)
Birth: Feb. 8, 1949
Aurora, Lawrence Co., MO
Death: May 28, 2013
At home, Aurora, MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of William "Bill" and Reitha D. (Hillhouse) Gray. She was a 1967 graduate of Aurora High School and a seamstress. He husband was Steve Keener. Her brother, Mike Gray, and sister-in-law, Sonita Gray also preceded her in death.
Resource: Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Painter
Deceased: THURMAN, Roy Leonard ()
Birth: Aug. 30, 1924
Turner, KS
Death: June 3, 2013
At Home, Shell Knob, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Claude and Hettie (Hale) Thurman. On March 16, 1946, in Olathe, Kansas, he was united in marriage to Norma Lee Moore. Preceding him in death were his parents and two brothers, Homer Thurman and Junior Thurman. Roy grew up in Turner, Kansas where he received his education. During the Korean War, he served in the United States Marine Corp from November 14, 1950, until January 27, 1952 and had also served during World War II. For several years he was a postal clerk for the United States Railway Mail Service. Upon his retirement he moved from Kansas to Mano, Missouri and sixteen years ago made his home in Shell Knob, Missouri.
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: SEELY, Betty Louise (BAKER)
Birth: Jan. 4, 1933
Barry Co., MO
Death: June 10, 2013
At Home, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of John C. and Gladys (Beck) Baker. On September 16, 1955, she was united in marriage to John Seely. Preceding her in death were her parents and one son, John Charles Seely, Jr. Betty grew up and received her education in Cassville, where she graduated from high school. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Missouri University in Columbia. For thirty-three years Betty and John owned and operated Baker-Seely Grocery Store, retiring in 1991.
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Cemetery: Hickman
Deceased: VAN ZANDT, Etta Lillie (FLETCHER)
Birth: July 26, 1912
Ash Twp., Barry Co., MO
Death: June 11, 2013
Mercy Hosp., Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Etta Fletcher Van Zandt, age 100, passed away June 11 at Cassville Mercy Hospital. She was born July 26, 1912, in Ash Township to Melvin and Etta (Hill) Fletcher. She was united in marriage to Oscar Allen Van Zandt June 21, 1929. She was a long time member of the Maple Grove Church of Christ, a homemaker, and boarded the school teachers of the Maple Grove Rural School. She was preceded in death by Oscar, her husband of 72 years; her parents; one sister, Nettie and seven brothers, Edward, Donald, Percy, Simon, Virgil, Marvin and Howard.
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Cemetery: Hickman
Deceased: VAN ZANDT, Etta Lillie (FLETCHER)
Birth: July 26, 1912
Ash Twp., Barry Co., MO
Death: June 11, 2013
Mercy Hosp., Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Etta Fletcher Van Zandt, age 100, passed away June 11 at Cassville Mercy Hospital. She was born July 26, 1912, in Ash Township to Melvin and Etta (Hill) Fletcher. She was united in marriage to Oscar Allen Van Zandt June 21, 1929. She was a long time member of the Maple Grove Church of Christ, a homemaker, and boarded the school teachers of the Maple Grove Rural School. She was preceded in death by Oscar, her husband of 72 years; her parents; one sister, Nettie and seven brothers, Edward, Donald, Percy, Simon, Virgil, Marvin and Howard.
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Cemetery: New Salem
Deceased: ROSE, John Vernon, Rev. ()
Birth: Mar. 24, 1937
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Death: June 10, 2013
Freeman Hosp., Joplin, Jasper Co., MO
Research Note: Add to existing entry................He was the son of Lennis Jefferson and Velma (Fletcher) Rose was born on March 24, 1937, in Cassville, Missouri. After high school he enlisted in the Navy where he served in the Korean Conflict. On January 17, 1956, he was united in marriage to Bettie Miller in Souenlovie, Mississippi. They owned and operated an insulation company in both Lubbock and Amarillo, Texas. In 1993 they moved to Alzada, Montana where he started his career as a minister. In 2000 they moved back to Washburn, and served as pastor at First Baptist Church in Washburn and Hart Baptist Church in Seneca. Reverend Rose loved the Lord with all his heart, and sacrificed much of his time for the ministry. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Vickie Rose; three sisters, Nancy Woodard, Jetta Rose, and Wanda Clement; and three brothers, Lenear Rose, Lemoin Rose, and Terry Rose.
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Cemetery: McKinney
Deceased: SHOLES, Duane ()
Birth: July 21, 1930
Tekonsha, MI
Death: June 17, 2013
Benchmark Health Care, Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of William and Grace Sholes. He enlisted in the Marines and served in the Korean Conflict. On December 4, 1954, he was united in marriage to Cynthia Bradd in Jackson, Michigan. He served as a Deputy Warden for the State of Michigan Prison System until his retirement in 1981. Upon retirement they moved to Cassville, Missouri where they built their home. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Susan Lynn Sholes.
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Cemetery: Bethel Baptist
Deceased: DRAKE, WillaDean H. (CASPER (RICKMAN))
Birth: June 12, 1925
Purdy, Barry Co., MO
Death: June 6, 2013
Lacoba Homes, Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry, buried under Drake.................. She was the daughter of the late John and Augusta (Loehr) Casper. She was united in marriage on April 27, 1957 to Warren Drake. He preceded her in death on May 14, 1981. She was then united in marriage to Jerald “D.J.” Rickman on March 30, 1984. She was preceded in death by both her parents: John and Augusta, first husband: Warren; one brother, and nine sisters.
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Cemetery: New Liberty - King's Prairie
Deceased: KYLE, Beverly Ann (CLARK)
Birth: Oct.5, 1932
Denver, CO
Death: June 11, 2013
West Valley City, UT
Research Note: She was the daughter of LeNeve Robert and Nellie Elizabeth (Campau) Clark. Beverly was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clarence Alford Kyle; and one son, Ernest Kyle.
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Cemetery: Arnhart
Deceased: MCQUEEN, Betty (MARBUT)
Birth: Feb. 11, 1925
Purdy, Barry Co., MO
Death: Dec. 28, 2012
McKinney, TX
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.........She was was the daughter of Britt and Mayme Marbut. Our mother was strong and independent throughout her life. She left her home in Purdy a young woman and over her lifetime lived in many places including Japan. Mom was open to new adventures and friends; she made each place our home while keeping our ties to family in Missouri strong. Widowed at the age of 50, mom had to reinvent herself, letting go of her dreams of dad and travel. She lived close to her children and grandchildren as we grew our families but later found herself back home in Monett, the closing of a circle. Mom left Missouri when she was no longer able to live alone and moved to McKinney, Texas to be near her son. The family is gathering at Arnhart Cemetery in Purdy on Saturday June 15, 2013.
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Cemetery: Arnhart
Deceased: MCQUEEN, Betty (MARBUT)
Birth: Feb. 11, 1925
Purdy, Barry Co., MO
Death: Dec. 28, 2012
McKinney, TX
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.........She was was the daughter of Britt and Mayme Marbut. Our mother was strong and independent throughout her life. She left her home in Purdy a young woman and over her lifetime lived in many places including Japan. Mom was open to new adventures and friends; she made each place our home while keeping our ties to family in Missouri strong. Widowed at the age of 50, mom had to reinvent herself, letting go of her dreams of dad and travel. She lived close to her children and grandchildren as we grew our families but later found herself back home in Monett, the closing of a circle. Mom left Missouri when she was no longer able to live alone and moved to McKinney, Texas to be near her son. The family is gathering at Arnhart Cemetery in Purdy on Saturday June 15, 2013.
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Cemetery: Viola/McCullough
Deceased: BROBSTON , Ellen C. (SERNAU)
Birth: Sept. 23, 1920
Meehan, WI
Death: June 22, 2013
Circle of Life, Bentonville, AR
Research Note: She was the daughter of Otto and Jenny (Bailey) Sernau. On July 6, 1944, in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, she was united in marriage to Vernon Owen Brobston. Preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers and a granddaughter, Bethany Brobston. Ellen received her education in Chicago, Illinois, where she graduated from high school. During World War II, she worked on airplane radios and this is when she met Vernon, while living in a boarding house. After their marriage she and Vernon moved to Ellen’s family farm in Plover, Wisconsin. They then moved to Eveleth, Minnesota and were Missionaries for American Sunday School Union. They resided in Tennessee and Arkansas several years while Vernon was in The Job Corps. Thirty-two years ago she and Vernon moved to Rogers, Arkansas to make their home. Burial will be in McCullough Cemetery at Viola.
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Cemetery: Mineral Springs
Deceased: BEESON , Kenneth Morgan ()
Birth: Aug. 3, 1921
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Death: June 20, 2013
At Home, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.............He was the son of the late Roy and Josephine (Morgan) Beeson. The eldest son of 14 children, Kenneth grew up in the Mineral Springs area, attending the Forest Grove School District and Mineral Springs Baptist Church. He left home to serve in the CCC from Dec. of 1939-1940. In January of 1941, he moved to Tulsa, Okla., where he began his career as a machinist. On Sept. 20, 1941, he was united in marriage to Pearl (Wode) Beeson. She preceded him in death on Jan. 13, 1999. Together they had three children. He joined the U.S. Army in Aug. of 1943, and served his country during World War II, in the Philippines and New Guinea. He left the South Pacific a decorated soldier and returned home to Tulsa in 1945. He continued working as a tool and die maker at various companies in the Tulsa area until 1973 when he and Pearl returned to Mineral Springs. There he bought the family farm from his parents’ estate and raised feeder pigs until 1984. He and Pearl moved to town (Cassville) in 1994. Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Josephine; his wife, Pearl; his daughter, Phyllis; and six siblings, Christine Bush, Nadine Berkley, Erma Buck, Leora Batten, Cleo Beeson and Emery Beeson.
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Cemetery: King/P. E. Roller
Deceased: ROSE, Georgia Belle (GREEN)
Birth: Dec. 16, 1920
Skiatook, OK
Death: July 1, 2013
At Home, Rural Washburn, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Vernon and Mary (Buckles) Green. On January 15, 1936, in Neosho, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Raymond Nello Rose, who preceded her in death on June 18, 1990. Also preceding her in death were one son, Donald Ray Rose; twin sisters, Juanita Trent and Jenetta Driscoll and one brother, Pierce Green. Georgia received her education in Arkansas but most of her life was spent at Washburn, Missouri. Surviving are five daughters, sixteen grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
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Cemetery: Carter Family Cemetery
Deceased: CARTER , Paul Estes ()
Birth: Sept. 9, 1948
Atkins, AR
Death: July 6, 2013
At Home, Purdy, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Bennie and Cora (Garner) Carter. On July 15, 1988, in Las Vegas, Nevada, he was united in marriage to Brenda Woody. eceding him in death were his parents and two brothers, Robert and Herman Carter. Paul received his education at Shell Knob, Missouri. He was a truck driver for George’s for many years.
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: THOMAS, Billy R. “Bill” ()
Birth: Sept. 21, 1929
Barry Co., MO
Death: July 11, 2013
Health and Rehab., Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Clovis and Jessie (Henderson) Thomas. On April 5, 1956, in Neosho, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Mary Jewell Longshore, who preceded him in death on April 5, 2010. He received his education in Exeter where he graduated from high school. He served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was a heavy equipment mechanic with the local 12 in California, Oklahoma and in Missouri with the Local 16, on various job sites, Highway 39 in Shell Knob, Branson, Osceola, Seligman, Stockton Dam, and Rolla.
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: MCQUEEN, DeVere "Mac" Leroy ()
Birth: Jan. 28, 1919
Wheaton, Barry Co., MO
Death: July 4, 2013
Missouri Veterans Home, Mt. Vernon, MO
Research Note: Add to existing entry........He was son the of Harrison and Sarah (Anderson) McQueen. He grew up on the family farm and worked on that farm until the age of fifteen when he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) to help his family financially. In 1940 at the age of twenty-one, Mr. McQueen enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps serving six years and five months, which included World War II. After returning home to his family in 1946 he met the Love of his life, Bonnie "Lavelle" Lee, and they were united in marriage in 1947. After working a little over a year at the local gasoline company in Wheaton, Mr. McQueen enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1948. Following this enlistment he was assigned to Tyndell Field in Panama City, Florida, and during that tenure he did tours in Guam, Turkey, and Thailand. He also fought in the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War. In 1967, he was reassigned to Charleston Air Force Base in South Carolina, and during his last two years there, he was promoted to chief master sergeant of the base. In April of 1972, he retired from that post and the family moved back to Barry County where they built a house south of Exeter. They lived there until 1985 when they moved to a home in Cassville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife on February 12, 1999; one brother, Pete McQueen; and three sisters, Orvilla Gaige, Wilma Garrison, and Vivian Box.
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Cemetery: Purdy
Deceased: RICKMAN , Jerald (D.J.) ()
Birth: Oct. 5, 1922
Crane, MO
Death: June 29, 2013
Lacoba Homes, Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.........He was the son of the late Dawson and Elsie (Earnhart) Rickman. He was united in marriage on September 1, 1942 in Reno, Nevada to Ruby Davis, she preceded him in death on August 23, 1980. He was then united in marriage to WillaDean (Casper)Drake on March 30, 1984 in Purdy, Mo, she preceded him in death on June 6, 2013. He was a retired farmer, member of the Macedonia Freewill Baptist Church, and served in the Army during World War II serving in the 309th Combat Engineers who fought in the Battle of the Bulge and the Battle of Three Rivers. He was preceded in death by both his parents: Dawson and Elsie; wife: Ruby; wife: WillaDean; one daughter: Judy Lauderdale on October 10, 1970; two brothers; one sister; one son-in-law: Clifton on November 15, 1969; and one grandchild.
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Cemetery: Jolly Bethel
Deceased: BATSCHELET, Elmer Louis ()
Birth: Oct. 22, 1918
Rural Spencer, IA
Death: July 9, 2013
At Home, Rural, Pierce City, MO
Research Note: Add to existing entry..........He was the son of Arthur and Stella (Greene) Batschelet. He was educated in schools in rural Lincoln township and Spencer, IA. In WW II, he served in the US Navy on the air craft carrier, Ticonderoga. He married Mary Aileen Holmberg on December 21, 1946. They made their homes on farms in Northwest IA before moving to their farm in SW MO in 1957. Together they raised eight children. Mr. Batschelet was a cattle farmer and worked in construction before retiring in 1983. He was preceded in death by the following: his wife; one son, Donald; his parents; and a brother and sister, Robert and Dorothy.
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Cemetery: King/P. E. Roller
Deceased: BLAIR , Harold Loyd ()
Birth: July 2, 1944
Marshall, AR
Death: July 18, 2013
VA Hosp., Fayetteville, AR
Research Note: He was the son of Polly (Booher) and Frank Blair. On July 19, 1970, in Scotland, Arkansas, he married his best friend and the love of his life, Geneva Marie Harris. Harold was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Melba Furnas and Edna Davis and two brothers, Charles Blair and Dean Blair. Harold grew and received his education in Arkansas. He served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Following his discharge, he entered Springdale Vo-Tech College where he studied to be a mechanic. He also worked for a seed company and did farm labor. In 1976, he and Geneva moved their family from Green Forest, Arkansas, to make their home in Seligman, Missouri.
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Cemetery: Quaker
Deceased: PRIEST , Bobby Leroy ()
Birth: Dec. 29, 1969
Ulysses, KS
Death: July 20, 2013
Rocky Comfort, McDonald Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Murl “Buck” and Ruth Spencer Priest. On May 1, 2012, in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, he was united in marriage to Brandy Wilson. Preceding him in death were his father and one brother, Michael Priest. Bobby received his education at Cassville, Missouri. For several years he was a welder for Danny Harper.
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: PORTER, Ray E. ()
Birth: Nov. 11, 1931
Washburn, Barry Co., MO
Death: July 26, 2013
At Home, Rural Washburn, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Add to existing entry..........He was the son of Sam and Bea (Johnson) Porter. On May 31, 1952, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Hargus. Preceding him in death were his parents and one brother, Jimmy Porter. Ray grew up and received his education at Washburn, graduating from Southwest High School. During the Korean War he entered the United States Army, serving from July 8, 1952 until July 7, 1954. Most of his life was spent as a carpenter, except for four years when he worked for U.S. Shoe and Justin Boot. Ray served on the Washburn Road District and was a school board member for twelve years.
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: WOODERSON, Nora (TRIM)
Birth: 1869
MO
Death: 1902

Research Note: Nora Trim Wooderson is the daughter of William Ellis Trim and Louisa (Logan) Trim (later Price). Nora was married to Thomas Richard Wooderson in Springfield, MO, on Dec. 18, 1893. She had a son in 1894, named Thomas Richard Wooderson, Jr. I'm not sure where they are in 1900, as I can't locate any of them in the 1900 census, though Thomas R. Wooderson shows up in the 1900 KC MO directory. In 1880, she's with her family in Cassville, Barry Co., MO, and in 1870 in Roaring River, Barry Co., MO.
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Cemetery: Truelove
Deceased: BOX, James ()
Birth: Feb. 17, 1942
Wayne, Barry Co,., MO
Death: Mar. 21, 1942
Cassville, Hosp., Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Infant son of John Box Jr. born MO and Dafner Martin born AR.
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: WESTON, Gary Wilmer ()
Birth: Jan. 20, 1949
Neosho, MO
Death: August 1, 2013
Mercy Hosp., Rogers, AR
Research Note: He was the son of Wilmer and Ethel (White) Weston. On December 8, 1968, he was united in marriage to Opal McCormack and to this union three sons were born. He was preceded in death by his parents. Gary received his education at Exeter, where he graduated from high school. From March 20, 1967, until May 22, 1970, Gary served in the United States Marine Corp. He served in Vietnam where he was awarded a Navy Achievement Medal with comb and V device for valor. He was a farmer and truck driver, owning and operating his own trucks for thirty-four years. One of his favorite pastimes was delivering meals on wheels. Gary was a fellow Barry Co. researcher. He will be missed.
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Cemetery: Muncie Chapel
Deceased: KEESAMAN, Autumn Marie ()
Birth: Aug. 1, 2013
Mercy Hosp., Aurora, Lawrence Co., MO
Death: Aug. 1, 2013
Mercy Hosp., Aurora, Lawrence Co., MO
Research Note: Autumn Marie Keesaman, infant daughter of Kevin Keesaman and Katrina Perez.
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: REYNOLDS , Roger E. ()
Birth: Aug. 24, 1934
Endicott, NY
Death: Aug. 5, 2013
At Home, Diamond, MO
Research Note: He was the son of Edward and Evea (Wilcox) Reynolds. On October 2, 1954, in Reno, Nevada, he was united in marriage to Vena Quintana who preceded him in death on December 16, 2010. Also preceding him in death were his parents and three sisters, Norvell, Maebert, and Muriel. Roger grew up and received his education in Endicott, New York. He served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was a circuit board designer, working for companies in the developmental stages of their electronics. Some of his designs went to the moon and others stayed here on earth with IBM, GE, and Lockheed Martin. He moved his family to several locations going where the job sent him from California to New York, before his retirement to Missouri in 2003.
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Cemetery: King/P. E. Roller
Deceased: TATE , Geniva Rebecca (USSERY)
Birth: Jan. 22, 1935
Rudd, AR
Death: Aug. 6, 2013
Cox South Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of William Bert and Mattie Belle (Fultz) Ussery. On May 26, 1952, in Golden, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Troy Delbert Tate who preceded her in death on February 18, 2013. Also preceding her in death were her parents, three sisters and three brothers. Geniva received her education at Bush School in Rudd, Arkansas. She was a homemaker and she loved her family, dogs and birds.
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: VOGT , Tina Clare (WILSON )
Birth: April 3, 1957
IN
Death: Aug. 6, 2013
Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Noah and Gertrude (Wehner) Wilson and grew up in Hobart, Indiana. On September 24, 1976, she was united in marriage to Virgil Vogt. Preceding her in death were her parents and one brother, John Wilson. Tina moved from Indiana to Arkansas, where she met Virgil. She was a graduate of Mountain Home High School in Mountain Home, Arkansas. In 1978, they moved to Cassville to make their home. Tina had been employed at Barry County Court House and at Fasco. She volunteered much of her time at Cassville Elementary School and the Second Act. Contributions may be made to Crohn’s Disease Research in memory of Tina.
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Cemetery: Jordan Family Cemetery, Seligman, MO
Deceased: JORDAN , rothy Lavern (BUTLER)
Birth: July 11, 1942
Lowell, AR
Death: Aug. 9, 2013
At Home, Seligman, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Arvel Lloyd and Lucy Dell (Slape) Butler. On June 12, 1960, in Springdale, Arkansas, she was united in marriage to William Jordan. She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Baby Jordan, one granddaughter, Mary Kathryn Jordan and one great granddaughter, Summer Jordan. Dorothy grew up in Arkansas and graduated from Springdale High School. She continued her education in Mississippi where she attended college. She lived in several states during her life, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Alabama and Mississippi but her roots were in Arkansas and Missouri.
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: JONES, Lee ()
Birth: May 3, 1926
VeVay Park, IL
Death: July 31, 2013
Shelby Baptist Medical Center, Alabaster, AL
Research Note: He was the son of Clint and Nina (Babbs) Jones. On October 7, 1945 he was united in marriage to Wilma Williams in Noblesville, Indiana. She preceded him in death on September 1, 2011. Their love for Roaring River brought them to Cassville where they owned and operated Roaring River Resort for several years before retiring. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by seven brothers, and two sisters.
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: SMITH, Paul Glenn ()
Birth: July 18, 1942
At Home, Purdy, Barry Co., MO
Death: Aug. 6, 2013
At Home, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was son of Luther and Dorothy (Miller) Smith. In May of 1950, his mother passed away, and his father later married Velma Shelley. Mr. Smith graduated from Purdy High School in 1956, and subsequently joined the United States Army where he served as a sharp shooter. He was united in marriage to Rosella Fern Breazzeal, who preceded him in death on July 20, 1976. Mr. Smith worked at EFCO in Monett, for forty years before his retirement. For the past seven years Paul has worked at Cassville Walmart as a door greeter, where he was always ready to greet you with a smile.
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Cemetery: Roach
Deceased: FARWELL, Bonnie Jean (MARRIED NAME NORMAN)
Birth: Mar. 30, 1928
Eureka Springs, AR
Death: Aug. 5, 2013
Eureka Springs, AR
Research Note: She was daughter of Ola and Maye (Shaffer) Farwell. She was a china painting artist and teacher. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ola and Maye Farwell; sister, LaVonne Copeland, and son, Richard Norman. Richard is buried at Roach Cemetery under Rick Norman.
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Cemetery: Russell
Deceased: HILBURN, Mabel Irene (TAYLOR)
Birth: Mar. 4, 1925
Barry Co., MO
Death: Aug. 9, 2013
Cassville Health and Rehab., Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing...................She was the daughter of James L. and Nettie Mae (Smith) Taylor. On July 25, 1942, in Exeter, she was united in marriage to Herman Hilburn, who preceded her in death on May 9, 1995. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one daughter, Diane Gordon; five brothers and one sister. Mabel grew up and received her education at Cassville, graduating from Cassville High School. She received her degree in education from Missouri State University and then taught school at Hailey, Wheaton and Jenkins.
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Cemetery: Mt. Pleasant
Deceased: MURPHY, Hazel Marie (HUDSON)
Birth: May 11, 1939
Concord, CA
Death: Aug. 9, 2013
St. Vincent's Hosp., Little Rock, AR
Research Note: She was the daughter of the late Louis and Helen (Sanders) Hudson. Hazel, referred to affectionately as “Mimi” by her family, was a long time resident of Joplin. She was a retired school librarian for the Wheaton and Carthage School Districts and was a member of the Wheaton Baptist Church. Hazel is survived by her daughter and two sons.
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Cemetery: Mt. Pleasant
Deceased: COLE, Max Allen ()
Birth: Sept.1, 1928
Purdy, Barry Co., MO
Death: Aug. 10, 2013
At Home, Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Add to existing entry..........He was the son of the late James Emerson and Roberta (Nease) Cole. He was retired from Jumping Jack Shoes in Monett, a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of the American Legion in Monett. His wife was Doris Aline (McTeer) Cole.He was preceded in death by both his parents: James and Roberta and two sons: Robert Eugene Cole and Richard Cole.
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Cemetery: Muncie Chapel
Deceased: SMITH, Clarene S. (SANTEE)
Birth: Mar. 29, 1923
Wheaton, Barry Co., MO
Death: Aug. 11, 2013
Mercy Hosp., Aurora, Lawrence Co., MO
Research Note: She was e daughter of the late John Ellis and Zelma (Brattin) Santee. She was retired from Jumping Jacks Shoes in Monett and a member of the Family Worship Center in Monett. Clarene is survived by two daughters. She was preceded in death by both her parents: John and Zelma; one brother; two sisters; and one grandchild.
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Cemetery: Bethel Baptist
Deceased: MCNEFF, Nora Elaine (LANSDOWN)
Birth: Dec. 29, 1923
Purdy, Barry Co., MO
Death: Aug. 17, 2013
Mercy Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of the late Alvina Allman and Clarence and Marie Sarah Lansdown. She was retired from Jumping Jack Shoes and Lakeland Restaurant and Hotel in Monett and attended Faith Church in Aurora, Mo. Elaine is survived by six grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sons: David Lee, Richard Ray, and Michael Leroy; her father Clarence Lansdown; step mother: Sarah Lansdown; and mother: Alvina Allman.
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Cemetery: Log Church Memorial Gardens
Deceased: ARNETT , Charles Edwin ()
Birth: Mar. 12, 1954
Granite City, IL
Death: Aug. 30, 2013
At Home, Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of James Arnett, who preceded him in death. Charles grew up in Illinois, where he received his education. He was a self-employed construction worker and had served in the United States Marine Corp. In 1999, he moved from Ottawa, Illinois to Missouri to make his home.
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Cemetery: Lake Park Memorial Gardens
Deceased: SCHEUERMAN, Elsie Marie (SMITH)
Birth: Apr. 11, 1926
Delta, CO
Death: Aug. 31, 2013
Mercy Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: Shell Knob resident. She was the daughter of Bryan and Elsie (Reeder) Smith. On March 2, 1944, in Bison, Kansas, she was united in marriage to Edwin Benjamin Scheuerman, who preceded her in death on November 9, 2000. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Earl Scheuerman; two brothers, Chuck and Harold Smith and a grandson, William Ben Scheuerman. Elsie grew up and received her education in Colorado, graduating from high school in Olathe, Colorado. She was a homemaker and farmed. She resided in Naturita, Colorado several years, where she and her husband raised corn and onions. In 1979, they moved from Naturita to Shell Knob, Missouri to make their home.
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Cemetery: Washburn Prairie
Deceased: LEE, Ella Nadine (WILLIAMS)
Birth: Jan. 22, 1920
Scholten, MO
Death: Sept. 3, 2013
At Home, Columbia, MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry........ Former Seligman resident. She was the daughter of Cyril Alexander and Gladys Susan (Bowers) Williams. On August 4, 1946, in Miami, Oklahoma, she was united in marriage to Charles Lee, who preceded her in death on October 12, 1995. Also preceding her in death were her parents and three sisters. She received her education in Scholten, Missouri. She attended Beauty School in Miami, Oklahoma and then worked in a beauty salon with her sister.
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Cemetery: Clio
Deceased: CALL, Meda (WILHITE)
Birth: Nov. 1, 1914
Odell, AR
Death: Sept. 5, 2013
Mercy Hosp., Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry,,......She was the daughter of Walter and Elizabeth (Baird) Wilhite. She was united in marriage to J.W. “Bill” Call on February 7, 1934. He preceded her in death on March 15, 2002. She was also preceded in death by her parents, four sisters and four brothers. Meda grew up in Missouri and received her education at McDowell, along with Emory Melton. She was a loving wife and mother, who enjoyed caring for her family. She worked as a supervisor in the garment factory for several years. She was a beautiful seamstress and spent many happy hours in her sewing room.
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Cemetery: Washburn Prairie
Deceased: ROW, Donald D. ()
Birth: June 3, 1935
Mason Co,, IL
Death: Sept. 8, 2013
At Home, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry..,...He was the son of Frank and Maureen (Green) Row. He worked his way up in the Caterpillar Company in Peoria, Illinois, for 24 years before retiring as a buyer for the company. In 1978 he moved to Grandview, Missouri, then after visiting the lake he moved to Barry County where he owned and operated R & W Machine Shop in Cassville. On October 17, 1997, he was united in marriage to Maureen McCoy in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was a self made business entrepreneur, successfully studying and investing in the stock market. He loved to spend his time ranching and gardening. He had a gruff exterior, but a generous heart. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Donald "Donnie" A. Row; one step-son, Mark Barron; three brothers, Bob, Dick, and Bill Row; three sisters, Carolyn Perardi, Rosalee Painter, and Jean Brewer.
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Cemetery: Antioch
Deceased: WILLIAMS, Donald D. (SUMMERS)
Birth: Jan. 3, 1926
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Death: Sept. 12, 2013
Mercy Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of the late Charles and Gladys Lorraine (Stark) Summers. She was united in marriage on August 3, 1947 in Monett, Mo to David Jack Williams. She was retired from Dr. Huntress’ office, a 1944 graduate of Monett High School, member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxillary and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Monett, Mo.
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Cemetery: Lake Park Memorial Gardens
Deceased: GRACE, James William ()
Birth: July 4, 1940
Bridgeport, CT
Death: Sept. 14, 2013
At Home, Shell Knob, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: add to exiting entry........He was the son of Leo Joseph and Dorothy Veronica (Byrnes) Grace, who preceded him in death. attended college at Long Beach before entering the United States Navy in 1958. He served his country until 1964, when he was honorably discharged. He worked as a self-employed machinist. Jim moved to Shell Knob six years ago. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob, Missouri. Burial will be in Lake Park Memorial Gardens, Shell Knob.
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: BURTON, Leatrice Alene (CHURCH)
Birth: May 26, 1926
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Death: Sept. 18, 2013
The Baptist Home, Chillicothe, MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry........She was the daughter of Albert and Mary (Fogg) Church. On May 25, 1947, she was united in marriage to Willard E. Burton, who preceded her in death on November 10, 2006, following fifty-nine years of marriage. She was also preceded in death by her parents. Alene graduated from Cassville High School and continued her education at Draughon’s Business College in Springfield, Missouri. She was a bank teller at Commerce Bank in Cassville (formerly Barry County Bank) for many years.
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: ENGLAND , Kenneth “Foresteen” ()
Birth: Sept. 2, 1924
Exeter, Barry Co., MO
Death: Sept. 20, 2013
At Home, Wheaton, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Loyd and Effie (Snelson) England. On August 28, 1946, in Cassville, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Evelynne Creason, who preceded him in death on January 26, 2006. Also preceding him in death were his parents; one son, William Loyd England and an infant brother. He grew up and received his education at Wheaton, graduating with the Class of 1943. During World War II and the Korean War, he was active in the United States Navy, serving from November 8, 1943, until June 19, 1952. He then returned to Missouri and ran a dairy farm at Exeter. For ten years he was employed with Jumping Jack Shoes in Cassville and then worked in maintenance at Wheaton R-3 School for twenty years, retiring from there in 1985. He was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church and Wheaton VFW.
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: HENRY , Flonnie Alene (WALDEN)
Birth: Dec. 26, 1935
Washburn, Barry Co., MO
Death: Sept. 24, 2013
Mercy Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Albert F. “Cotton” and Eva E. (Paul) Walden. On June 26, 1954, she was united in marriage to Willie Ray “Bill” Henry, who preceded her in death on April 30, 2013. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Ricky Henry and one sister, Bonnie Pendergraft. Flonnie grew up and received her education at Washburn, graduating from Southwest High School. She had worked at Cassville School for a while and then was employed at Boatman Bank and recently at Security Bank.
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: ELLIS, Loretta Fern (BOX)
Birth: July 23, 1933
Wayne, Barry Co., MO
Death: Sept. 15, 2013
Cox Hosp., Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.........She was daughter of John and Dafner (Martin) Box. Loretta was a Wayne High School graduate. On January 29, 1955, she was united in marriage to Ray Gene Ellis in Cassville, Missouri. He preceded her in death on September 23, 1997. She worked for Jumping Jacks in Monett, and later at Justin Boots in Cassville. In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Shirley Baker and Linda Mattingly; and two brothers, James Box and John Box, Jr. Phyllis' note: I knew her personally and she was the sweetest lady you would ever want to know. Worked with her for many years and played many games of pitch on our noon hour.
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Cemetery: St. John's Lutheran Stone's Prairie (New)
Deceased: HAGEBUSCH, Sylvia M. (LAUGHLIN)
Birth: July 22, 1928
Pierce City, Lawrence Co., MO
Death: Sept. 16, 2013
At Home, Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry..........She was the daughter of the late Raymond Laughlin and Clara (Young) Laughlin. She was united in marriage on June 28, 1946 in Columbus, KS to Earl Wayne Hagebusch, he preceded her in death on November 22, 1996. She was a retired legal secretary, a member of the Stone’s Prairie Lutheran Church, an original Hospice volunteer and belonged to the L.W.M.L.
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Cemetery: Oakdale
Deceased: WESTRA, Esther (DEUR)
Birth: Mar. 1, 1926
Fremont, MI
Death: Sept. 15, 2013
At Home, Pierce City, MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry..........She was the daughter of Rhin and Jenny (Jordan) Deur. She grew up and attended school in Fremont. On October 25, 1946 in Maskegon, MI, Esther married Marvin Westra. They moved to Pierce City to make their home in 1969. Esther worked for St. John’s Hospital in Aurora for over thirty years as a Food Service Supervisor. She was also a farmer’s wife, helping her husband on the farm. Esther was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Westra on September 26, 2006. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Rhin and Jenny Deur; three brothers, Richard, Evert and Harold Deur; and three sisters, Dena Ekkel, Minnie Guikema and Edith Deur.
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Cemetery: St. Peter & Paul Catholic
Deceased: ROSEWICZ, Elizabeth Helen (JACKSON)
Birth: Oct. 31, 1924
Pierce City, Lawrence Co., MO
Death: Sept. 29, 2013
At Home, Harrison, AR
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.........She went to be with the Lord surrounded by her family, at her son's home, in Harrison, AR. Mrs. Rosewicz was born in Pierce City, MO on Wednesday, October 31, 1924. She was the daughter of Niles and Elizabeth (Wolfsberger) Jackson. Elizabeth Jackson married Edward Steven Rosewicz on June 7, 1947, in Pierce City and he preceded her in death in 1983. Mrs. Rosewicz was also preceded in death by her son, Ron Rosewicz, in 2011. Liz's journey in life was one of a farmer's wife, a homemaker, mom, grandma and a great-grandma. She made the best apple pie and loved her flowers. There were always flowers blooming; some big and others small.
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Cemetery: Calton
Deceased: SHOEMAKER, Billy Lee “Bill” ()
Birth: Dec. 17, 1937
Pleasant Ridge, Barry Co., MO
Death: Sept. 12, 2013
Houston, TX
Research Note: He was the son of the late William and Ava (Carpenter) Shoemaker. He was owner of an appliance store and was a Veteran of the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by seven siblings, Robert Shoemaker, Glen Shoemaker, Dale Shoemaker, Donna Shoemaker, Marie Reagain, Charles Shoemaker and Jim Shoemaker.
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Cemetery: Viney Creek
Deceased: PLUMLEE, Wayne Edward ()
Birth: July 26, 1925
Oak Grove, AR
Death: Sept. 9, 2013
Emerald Beach, MO
Research Note: Wayne Edward Plumlee, passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at his home in Emerald Beach. He was born July 26, 1925, in Oak Grove, Ark., the only child of Alvin and Ila Plumlee. He was preceded in death by his parents and two daughters. He was co-owner of the Plumlee/Callen Grocery Store in Oak Grove, Ark., for 30 years and was a self- employed truck driver for 10 years. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1943 and earned his wings in 1945. His wife was Ruby Plumlee.
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Cemetery: Antioch
Deceased: , ()
Birth:

Death:

Research Note: This is already in the temp file but wrong. The name should be Verna Mae Williams Verna Mae Williams Cemetery: Antioch Deceased: WILLIAMS, Donald D. (SUMMERS) Birth: Jan. 3, 1926 Monett, Barry Co., MO Death: Sept. 12, 2013 Mercy Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO Research Note: She was the daughter of the late Charles and Gladys Lorraine (Stark) Summers. She was united in marriage on August 3, 1947 in Monett, Mo to David Jack Williams. She was retired from Dr. Huntress’ office, a 1944 graduate of Monett High School, member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxillary and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Monett, Mo. Resource: Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home Phyllis Long
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: BABB, B. F. ()
Birth: Jan. 8, 1920
Rural Washburn, Barry Co., MO
Death: Oct. 3, 2013
Veterans Home, Mt. Vernon, MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.........He was born in 1920, in a farmhouse just about a mile from Washburn, Missouri. His parents were Zoe (Windes) Babb and Emmett Babb. His father died when he was seven, and the family home burned down when he was about twelve. BF graduated from high school in Washburn, and attended college for two years in Springfield and Dodge City. He taught school for a year at the old Quaker School House before going to work for Boeing in Wichita. There he met and married Eleanor Tyrrell in 1942, and was inducted into the Marine Corps in 1943. He made beach landings under fire in the Pacific Theatre at Tarawa, Saipan, Tinian and Okinawa. At the conclusion of the war, all of his and Eleanor’s possessions burned in a warehouse fire in Wichita. He returned to Barry County, where he and Eleanor started from scratch and began a family. BF and his sister owned the old Cassville Truck Line until 1960. He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-three years; his sister, Maxine Hailey and his brother, Gus Babb.
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Cemetery: Beaver
Deceased: LUPER, Kahtinisss Juiel-Anne (WRAY)
Birth: Sept. 19, 2013
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Death: Oct. 15, 2013
Cox South Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: She was the infant daughter of Casey Luper and Joy Wray. Preceding her in death was her maternal grandmother, Deborah Joy Hoover.
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Cemetery: Hickman
Deceased: BURNS, Henry Homer ()
Birth: Sept. 23, 1928
Summit, AR
Death: Oct. 18, 2013
Cox South Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Homer Riley and Ethel Mae (Clark) Burns. On May 2, 1953, in Washburn, he was united in marriage to Leta Hickman. Preceding him in death were his parents; three brothers, James, Mick and H.E. Burns and two sisters, Joycee Burns and Lillian Cargile. Henry grew up and received his education in Gentry, Arkansas. During the Korean War Henry joined the United States Army, serving from January 23, 1951, until October 25, 1952. He worked on several Dam sites for the Corp of Engineers for several years. He retired as a dairy farmer. Henry enjoyed riding horses and was a member of the Barry County Sheriff’s Posse´ for many years. For fifteen years he served on the Southwest School Board. Some of his favorite pastimes were fishing and mowing and he was a real “duct tape engineer”.
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Cemetery: Mano
Deceased: MUNDAY, William "Billy Jack" Orville ()
Birth: June 28, 1971
Stella, Newton Co., MO
Death: Oct. 18, 2013
Cox South Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Luther “Sam” Munday and Nancy Painter. Preceding him in death were his grandparents and a sister, Angela Munday. Billy Jack, as most people knew him, received his education in Springdale, Arkansas, where he graduated with the Class of 1989. He was a stitcher for Justin Boot Factory, where he had been employed twenty-three years.
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Cemetery: Hickman
Deceased: BURNS, Henry Homer ()
Birth: September 23, 1928
Summit, AR
Death: Oct. 21, 2013
Cassville Health Care, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: DATES and PLACES Wrong For Henry Burns......Whoops. Everything else correct
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Cemetery: Hickman
Deceased: WALTRIP, Richard Eugene, Sr. ()
Birth: Mar. 7, 1947
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Death: Oct. 8, 2013
At home, Aurora, MO
Research Note: He was the son of the late Warren and Stella (Snider) Waltrip. He was united in marriage on August 20, 1965 in Monett, Mo to Carolyn Sue Beckett. He was a retired mechanic.
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Cemetery: Purdy
Deceased: LEWIS , Lula May ()
Birth: Jan. 16, 1916
Purdy, Barry Co., MO
Death: Oct. 19, 2013
Lacoba Homes, Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.........She was the daughter of Jeremiah (Jerry) Colman and Orra May (Harlan) Lewis. She was the oldest child with her brother, Raymond being about 2 ½ years younger. All three preceded her in death. Her mother passed away at the age of 46 when Lula May was just 14. Lula May graduated from Purdy High School in 1934 and has on living classmate, Marzell Arnaud. She never worked outside the home but worked hard on the farm with whatever her dad and brother needed her to do. Neither Raymond (brother) nor Lula May married. They worked together and took care of the farm and each other. They attended church all their lives as long as health permitted. They both taught Sunday school and attended church. Lula May read her bible every night before going to bed. Raymond passed away February 16, 2006. Lula May lived on her own after Raymond’s passing until July 6, 2013, when her hip broke and had to have surgery. Following surgery, she spent two weeks at Cox-Monett Hospital before moving to Lacoba Nursing Home in Monett, Mo. She had hoped to be able to return to the house that her Dad built when she was six years old. She lived happily in that house for 91 years. Prior to that, the Jerry Lewis family lived in a section of a barn, still on the farm today.
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Cemetery: St. Peter & Paul Catholic
Deceased: ROSEWICZ , Delores Susanne ()
Birth: Aug. 11, 1936
Purdy, Barry Co., MO
Death: Oct. 20, 2013
Benchmark Health Care, Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of the late Mike and Sophia (Stipp) Rosewicz. She was a retired housekeeper for St. Vincent’s Hospital in Monett, a member of the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Monett as well as a member of the PCCW at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by both her parents: Mike and Sophia; two brothers: David and George Rosewicz; and one niece: Marie Lynn Rosewicz.
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Cemetery: Mt. Pleasant
Deceased: THOMAS, Doris Maxine (LANSDOWN)
Birth: June 8, 1925
Purdy, Barry Co., MO
Death: Oct. 24, 2013
Sequoyah Pointe Living Center, Owasso, OK
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.....She was the daughter of the late Bert and Ethel Bea (Simpson) Lansdown. She was united in marriage on March 15, 1956 in Stotts City, Mo to Edward Thomas, he preceded her in death. She was preceded in death by both her parents: Bert and Bea; husband: Edward and one grandson.
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Cemetery: Waldensian
Deceased: JAMESON, Norma Jean “Jeanie” ( LAUTARET)
Birth: Mar. 30, 1926
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Death: Oct. 13, 2013
Cox Hosp., Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was David and Alice (Cuendet) Lautaret. She retired in 1997 as Hospital Director from the Monett Veterinary Hospital where she had been employed for thirty-three years. Jeanie was married to Lemuel Curtis Jameson, who preceded her in death in 1957. Also preceding her in death was a son, Don Jameson; two brothers, Clyde and Warren Lautaret; and a sister, Ruth Boucher.
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Cemetery: Waldensian
Deceased: JOHNSON, Russell “Todd” ()
Birth: July 17, 1962
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Death: Oct. 15, 2013
Cox South Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Charles and Patricia (Boucher) Johnson. He graduated from Monett High School with the class of 1980 and furthered his education at Missouri State University, formerly SMS, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Business. He served his country proudly as a United States Marine during Operation Desert Storm. He was honorably discharged on April 3, 1994, as a Sergeant. Todd was a farmer and a salesman, a member of Waldensian Presbyterian Church and attended Monett Community Church. He married Kathy Droke on October 16, 1993, at Waldensian Presbyterian Church. From this union came his proudest accomplishments - his three sons.
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Cemetery: Calton
Deceased: ARIVETT, Patricia (LOWERY)
Birth: Apr. 2, 1955
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Death: Oct. 18, 2013
Mercy Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Gene and Velma (Burg) Lowery. She has been a lifetime area resident and attended school in Monett. For over twenty years, Patricia worked for Casey’s General Store, working her way up to District Manager. For the last five years, she had worked for EFCO in Monett. On Valentine’s Day in 1975, at her grandparent’s home near McDowell, MO, Patricia married Vernon “Buddy” Arivett. They were blessed with over thirty-eight years together. Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, Gene and Velma Lowery; and one brother, David Lowery.
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Cemetery: Viney Creek
Deceased: EDWARDS, Clara ()
Birth:

Death: Oct. 17, 2013
At Home, Alpine, CA
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.........Clara Edwards, age 87, of Alpine, Calif., formerly of Eagle Rock, died on Thursday, Oct. 17, at her home. Graveside services will be held at a later date in Viney Creek Cemetery, Golden, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
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Cemetery: Mt. Pleasant
Deceased: FERGUSON , Aubrey Waple, Rev. ()
Birth: June 1, 1916
Webb City, MO
Death: Sept.14, 2013
Webb City Health and Rehab., Webb City, Jasper Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.........He was the son of Fred Ferguson and Celia (Stewart) Ferguson and had lived in the Joplin area since 1988. He was a minister of Apostolic Faith Churches from 1947 until 1993. He pastored in Meade, Kansas; Big Spring, Texas; Hardesty, Oklahoma; Dumas, Texas; Balko, Oklahoma; Pampa, Texas; Hempstead, Texas; Cave Springs, Arkansas; Bethpage, Missouri, and finally at Mt. Pleasant Church in Butterfield, Missouri, where he pastored a total of 15 years. Waple married Atrel I. Black on June 9, 1934 in Webb City. She preceded him in death on April 9, 1973. He married Norma Sue (Snow) Beaver on June 16, 2000 in Joplin. In addition to his parents and wife, Atrel, Waple was preceded in death by a daughter, Janice Cassity; three brothers, Ernest, Derald and Earl; and one sister, Rovetta Ferguson.
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Cemetery: Muncie Chapel
Deceased: BUTLER, Eliza Jane (NOTT (SMITH))
Birth: Dec. 15, 1833
OH
Death: Dec. 9, 1919
Exeter, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Cassville Republican Thursday, Dec 18, 1919 Eliza Jane Nott was born in Ohio, Dec. 15, 1833. Her parents moved to Kentucky when she was three years old where they lived until she was grown. They then moved West, stayed in Arkansas about a year and afterwards settling on Spring River in Lawrence County, Missouri. There she met and married James Smith about the year of 1852. To this union was born two children Lydia B. and Lottie J. Her husband died in 1855. About the year 1857 she was married to James Butler. Of this union there were four children: Willie J. Sarah L., Charles M., and Rosetta. James Butler died April 15, 1879, Miss Nott professed faith in Christ when she was a girl and joined the Missionary Baptist church on Flat Creek. This church was broken up during the Civil War and Mrs. Butler never again united with any church but continued her faith in Christ. She died in Exeter, Dec. 9, 1919. She leaves to mourn her loss, two daughters and on son, the other children having proceeded her to the Great Beyond. Those still living are Mrs. Henry Davis, Wheaton; Mrs. Sarah Hutchinson, Bentonville, Arkansas and Charles Butler, Cleveland, Oklahoma.
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Cemetery: Kane aka King
Deceased: RAY, Dora Alice (WILSON)
Birth: July 21, 1938
Cato, Barry Co., MO
Death: Oct. 26, 2013
At Home, Shell Knob, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of John William “Bill” and Belva Naomi (Ennis) Wilson. On July 7, 1956, in Ridgley, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Loya Allen Ray, who preceded her in death on May 11, 2010. Also preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers and a half-sister. Dora received her education at Cato and Cassville. She was a homemaker and loved working in her yard. She baby sat for several years and was a grandmother to each and every one of them. Traveling with her family on vacations was one of her greatest joys in life and enjoyed being with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
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Cemetery: Oak Ridge
Deceased: O'NEILL , Teresa Lynne ()
Birth: Aug. 9, 1962
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Death: Oct. 26, 2013
At Home, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Jim O’Neill and Lyndell (Skelton) (O’Neill) DeJarnatt. Teresa grew up and received her education in Cassville, where she graduated from high school. For several years she had been employed at Jumping Jacks and also Justin Boot Factory. Surviving are her father, Jim O’Neill of Exeter, Missouri; her mother and step-father, Lyndell and Jim DeJarnatt; one sister, Jennifer Mitchell of Springfield, Missouri; two step-brothers, Nathan DeJarnatt of Houston, Texas and Benjamin DeJarnatt of San Diego, California; a nephew, Max Mitchell; uncles; aunts and cousins. Preceding her in death were her grandparents, Barney and Lillie O’Neill and Warren and Faye Skelton. Phyllis' note: I worked with "T.O", as she was known at work. I always kind of took the kids that I knew under my wing and she was one of them. Loved her to death.
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Cemetery: Munsey
Deceased: QUINLAN, Joshua Michael ()
Birth: July 7, 1981
Independence, MO
Death: Oct. 27, 2013
MO
Research Note: Joshua Michael Quinlan age 32, of Cassville, Missouri passed away Sunday, October 27, 2013. He was the son of Michael and Kathy (Eggers) Quinlan. He is survived by his parents, two brothers, and wife Paula. His unborn baby preceded him in death. Joshua received the majority of his education in the Kansas City Missouri area. At the age of seventeen he moved with his family to Cassville, graduating with the Class of 2000. He then attended Ozark Technical College majoring in Welding. Joshua proudly served in the United States Army as a Tanker. He was an electrician by trade, and worked as a sub-contractor on numerous large commercial jobs.
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: ALLGAIER , Sherri I. (ROBERTS)
Birth: Feb. 16, 1960
CA
Death: Oct. 28, 2013
Cox South Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Carol Kent and Karen (Beck) (Kent) Roberts. Preceding her in death was her father. Sherri grew up and received her education in Norco, California. Thirteen years ago she moved to Southwest Missouri to make her home. She had been employed at Barry County Care Center and Jump Stop.
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: ALLGAIER , Sherri I. (KENT/ROBERTS)
Birth: Feb. 16, 1960
CA
Death: Oct. 28, 2013
Cox South Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: Change surname to read Kent/Roberts
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: FONDREN, Robert "Joe" ()
Birth: Apr. 19, 1954
Portales, NM
Death: Oct. 30, 2013
Humansville, MO
Research Note: Robert “Joe” Fondren, age 59, of Humansville, Missouri, formerly of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2013, in Big Spring Care Center in Humansville. He was born April 19, 1954, in Portales, New Mexico, the son of Joseph L. and Frances M. (Boldes) Fondren. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, November 6, 2013, in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
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Cemetery: Purdy
Deceased: BROCKMAN, Carolyn Lee (GAGE)
Birth: Oct. 21, 1953
Marysville, CA
Death: Oct. 30, 2013
Mt. Vernon Place Care, Mt. Vernon, MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Carrel and Fannie (Gill) Gage, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death was a sister, Dorothy Lakins. She was united in marriage to David Brockman. Carolyn grew up and received her education in Oroville, California. She worked as a waitress most of her life, which she loved. After moving to Southwest Missouri she was employed at Rex’s and operated Hurds Truck Stop in Monett.
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: HALL , Delores Marie (MATTINGLY)
Birth: Dec. 18, 1936
Exeter, Barry Co., MO
Death: Nov. 3, 2013
At Home, Exeter, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Wilmer Earl and Artie Fern (Ryan) Mattingly, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were one son, William Earl “Billy” Hall; five brothers and two sisters. Delores received her education at Exeter, where she graduated from high school. She then attended beauty school in Wichita, Kansas and became a self-employed hairdresser. She returned to Exeter and worked at Justin Boot, from which she retired.
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: MCKEAN, Jerrold J. ()
Birth: June 24, 1932
Neola, IA
Death: Nov. 4, 2013
Mercy Hosp., Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Exeter resident. He was the son of Howard P. and Rose E. (Armstrong) McKean. On October 16, 1981, he was united in marriage to Catherine Eileen Murphy. Jerrold was a graduate of Hollywood High School in California. He then joined the United States Navy, retiring as CPO after twenty-six years of service. During his career he served three tours in Korea and two tours in Vietnam. While in Vietnam he was there during the Christmas Eve bombing every hour on the hour. After retiring he lived in Norfolk, Virginia, where he was an emergency crewman for the state tunnel police and also worked at the National Guard Armory in Farmville, Virginia. In 1996, he and his wife moved to Southwest Missouri to make their home.
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Cemetery: Mt. Pleasant
Deceased: MCCRACKEN, Virginia Joyce (BROCKMAN)
Birth: May 29, 1936
St. Louis, MO
Death: Nov. 7, 2013
At Home, Wheaton, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Samuel Alton and Jewell O. (Barnett) Brockman. On June 7, 1953, in Pocahontas, Arkansas, she was united in marriage to Vernon Russell McCracken. Preceding her in death were her parents; one brother, Bob Brockman and two sisters, Evelyn Patterson and Betty Cochran. Virginia grew up and received her education in St. Louis, Missouri. She was a homemaker and enjoyed embroidery, watching Judge Judy, game shows, Cardinal Baseball and people watching.
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Cemetery: Mt. Pleasant
Deceased: NORTON, Shelley "Penny" (NALLEY)
Birth: July 22, 1962
Olathe, KS
Death: Oct. 28, 2013
Denton, TX
Research Note: She was the daughter of Neal and Patty Nalley. Shelley was positive and uplifting all of the time and was always willing to show her love and concern for everybody around her, even through her many illnesses. She struggled with life in this world but came through it victorious in Jesus!
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Cemetery: Mt. Pleasant
Deceased: DECOCQ, Mary Rozella (CANTRELL)
Birth: Aug. 9, 1925
Wheaton, Barry Co., MO
Death: Nov. 1, 2013
Mercy Hosp., Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry............She was daughter of Vernie and Ora (London) Cantrell. She graduated from Wheaton High School in 1943, and on May 29, 1944, she was united in marriage to Olan Decocq in Wheaton; he preceded her in death on November 6, 1997. In 1954 they left the Barry County area and moved to Royal Oak, Michigan, where Mr. Decocq worked for the Grand Trunk Railroad. Mrs. Decocq was a school bus driver for the Birmingham School District in Michigan, and one of her greatest joys was accompanying the children on their field trips. In 1986 they both retired and returned to Cassville. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Darrell Cantrell, and one sister, Yvonne Elliot.
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Cemetery: Oakdale Monett
Deceased: BAUM, Malvern C. “Bob” ()
Birth: Sept. 14, 1911
Greeley, CO
Death: Nov. 2, 2013
Lacoba Nursing Home, Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of the late William Franklin and Lela (Crow) Baum. He was united in marriage on September 1, 1940 to Reba Ellen Huddleston, she preceded Bob in death on March 10, 2012. He was a retired division manager for MGE in Monett, served in the Army during World War II. He was preceded in death by both his parents: William and Lela; one brother: Boyd Baum and one sister: Gertrude Grace.
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Cemetery: New Site
Deceased: MULVANEY, Dorotha Lea (WAYT)
Birth: Aug. 5, 1925
Delaware Co., OK
Death: Nov. 4, 2013
Lacoba Nursing Home, Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Samuel J. Tilden Wayt and Rhoda Faye (Williams) Wayt. Dorotha graduated from Jay High School in Jay, OK. She was a member of, former Sunday school teacher and volunteered in the Nursery for 17 years at New Site Baptist Church in Monett. She was also a member of the Better Homemaker’s Club of Monett. She had worked for many years at Jumping Jack’s Shoes. On September 17, 1949, at the parsonage of the Waldensian Presbyterian Church in Monett, Dorotha married Earl E. Mulvaney. They were blessed with over 64 years together. Dorotha was preceded in death by nine sisters, Betty Bounous, Mildred Haddock, Jewel Crawley, Alta Lawson, Marie Wilkinson, Ora Brooks, Mittie Allen, Edna Duncan and Ila Philpott.
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Cemetery: Waldensian
Deceased: WISE, Alice (VIEHMANN)
Birth: Sept. 23, 1948
St. Louis, MO
Death: Nov. 7 2013
At Home, Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of William August Viehmann and LaVerne (Miller) Viehmann. Alice was a graduate of Ritenour High School in St Louis and of Burge School of Nursing in Springfield. She spent a number of years as an RN, most of which was as St. Vincent’s/Cox Monett Hospital. She served as Director of the Barry-Lawrence Development Center in some of the early years of its existence. Alice also served as President of the Missouri Jaycee Women and was charter President of the Missouri Women of Today. Alice was involved with the Barry-Lawrence Association for Retarded Citizens (BLARC) from its inception, having served as its president. She continued her involvement after it merged to form the ARC of the Ozarks, representing the Monett area until just a few months ago. Alice married Steve Wise on July 15, 1972 in St. Louis, MO. Alice was preceded in death by one son, Kurt Wise; and her parents, William and LaVerne Viehmann.
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Cemetery: Calton
Deceased: DANIEL, Glen Andrew ()
Birth: Feb. 25, 1927
Galena, MO
Death: Nov. 3, 2013
Mercy Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry......Son of Irvin and Rosie (Sims) Daniel. Glen worked for 39 years at the Juvenile Shoe Co. in Aurora, MO as Supervisor. On June 30, 1951, he was united in marriage to Betty Jean Calton in Aurora. She preceded him in death on Mar. 13, 2010. Three brothers also preceded him in death, Oral, Ted, and Joe Daniel, and one sister Ruby Calton.
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Cemetery: Chitwood
Deceased: STANLEY, Twyla May (HARRELL)
Birth: Apr. 19, 1923
Wheaton, Barry Co., MO
Death: Nov. 13, 2013
Cassville Health Care, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Add to existing entry..........She was the daughter of Audie and Daisy Jane (Creason) Harrell. On October 23, 1937, she was united in marriage to O.C. Stanley, who preceded her in death on October 5, 1986. Also preceding her in death were parents, four brothers and one sister. Twyla grew up in the Wheaton area and received her education at Harrell School House. She was a life-long resident of this area, was a homemaker and helped with logging and farming. She also worked for the shoe factory in Cassville, MO.
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: BARTKOSKI (UTTER), Emma Faye (LANEY)
Birth: Jan. 28, 1938
Rural Exeter, Barry Co., MO
Death: Nov. 15, 2013
Lacoba Nursing Home, Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was born January 28, 1938, on the family farm in rural Exeter, Missouri, one of eleven children to Charles E. and Belvia (Ross) Laney. On December 29, 1953, in Wheaton, Missouri she was united in marriage to Ronald Perry Utter and to this union four children were born. On September 29, 1962, she married Frankie T. Bartkoski, and to this union one child was born. Preceding her in death were her parents; three sisters, Ellen Pendergraft, Bonnie Ebert and Irene Laney and a granddaughter, Tiffany. Emma received her education at Independence Rural School in Barry County, Missouri and Wheaton High School. She was a homemaker and had been employed for Tyson and also Wal-Mart for a while.
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Cemetery: King/P. E. Roller
Deceased: CASTRO, Julian O. ()
Birth: Apr. 18, 1945
Obregon, Sonora, Mexico
Death: Nov. 10, 2013
At Home, Eagle Rock, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Medardo and Bartolla (Olivas) Castro. He moved from California to Arkansas in 1994, and later to Missouri to make his home. He was a construction worker for most of his life. His wife was Beverly Ball. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one step-son, Donnie Ball.
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Cemetery: Washburn Prairie
Deceased: WATSON, Jack E. ()
Birth: May 6, 1936
Washburn, Barry Co., MO
Death: Nov. 9, 2013
Freeman Hosp., Joplin, Jasper Co., MO
Research Note: Jack E. Watson, 77, of Granby, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Nov. 9, 2013, at Freeman West Hospital, following a sudden illness. He was born May 6, 1936, in Washburn and lived in the southwest Missouri area all of his life. He served in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the Cassville American Legion, No. 118. Jack was a retired truck driver for Praxair and was a former deputy sheriff, serving under Frosty Land and Joe Abramovitz, and he had worked at the Joplin Police Department. He was a member of Granby Masonic Lodge 514. He was saved at a tent revival in November, 1947 at Washburn and was baptized in a creek. Jack was a faithful member of Sweetwater Baptist Church. Jack and Bea (Fry) were married on May 3, 1957, in Duluth, Minn. Son of Gaylon Watson and Arlene Roberts.
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Cemetery: Clio
Deceased: GARNER, Neoma (ROBBINS)
Birth: Jan. 1, 1924
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Death: Nov. 10, 2013
Aurora Nursing Center, Aurora, Lawrence Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Leverett and Autna (Hutton) Robbins on Jan. 1, 1924 in Cassville, MO. She was a retired waitress. She was a retired waitress. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Loy; 5 brothers, Gene Robbins, Lucene Robbins, Lloyd Robbins, Bill Robbins and Leo Robbins; and 3 sisters, Mildred Scroggs, Muriel Payton and Frankie McWhirter.
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Cemetery: Muncie Chapel
Deceased: TAYLOR , Ruth Fern (GRAY)
Birth: Nov. 23, 1921
Rural Green City, Sullivan Co., MO
Death: Nov. 16, 2013
Cox Monett Hosp., Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Frank and Nellie (Martin) Gray. On December 24, 1942, at Kirksville, Missouri, she was united in marriage to E.H. “Ed” Taylor, who preceded her in death on June 27, 2001. To this union two daughters were born. Also preceding her in death were her parents, two brothers and three sisters. Ruth was the fourth of six children. She loved music, playing in the high school band and played piano and sang in church with her daughters occasionally. Some of her many jobs were working for the war effort during World War II at an ammunition plant, while her husband was in the South Pacific in the Navy. She was a farmer, office worker, worked in the hospital in accounting and a garment factory worker, among other things. She was a quiet, sweet woman, who found joy in little things. Ruth was an encourager, with her smiles and could be heard humming and singing hymns.
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Cemetery: Muncie Chapel
Deceased: TAYLOR , Ruth Fern (GRAY)
Birth: Nov. 23, 1921
Rural Green City, Sullivan Co., MO
Death: Nov. 16, 2013
Cox Monett Hosp., Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Whoops! Add to existing entry.
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Cemetery: Pilant
Deceased: PILANT, Roberta Clare ()
Birth: Sept. 2, 1942
Joplin, Jasper Co., MO
Death: Nov. 17, 2013
Mercy Hosp., Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was born September 2, 1942, in Joplin, Missouri, the daughter of Eleanor Stapleton Stewart. On March 7, 1975, in Cassville, she was united in marriage to James “Jim” Pilant. His children named as her surviving step-children. Preceding her in death were her mother and her first husband, Stogie Ennis. Roberta grew up in Washburn and was a graduate of Southwest High School. For several years she was employed as a telephone company dispatcher for Continental Telephone from which she retired.
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Cemetery: Clio
Deceased: LYONS, Luana Rae (VANCE)
Birth: Nov. 15, 1926
Kansas City, MO
Death: Nov. 19, 2013
Cox South Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.......She was the daughter of Alfred H. and Bertie Rae (Cochennet) Vance. On September 10, 1949, in Kansas City, Missouri, she was united in marriage to John Joseph Lyons, Jr., who preceded her in death on August 7, 2002. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one daughter, Mary Lynn Lyons and one brother, Richard L. Vance. Luana grew up and received her high school education in Kansas City, Missouri. In 1985, she and her husband, moved from Roeland Park, Kansas to Cape Fair, Missouri to make their home. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Shell Knob. Luana loved life on Table Rock Lake and the spirit of community in Shell Knob, these last twenty-eight years.
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: EDMONDSON , Alma Jean (CARPENTER )
Birth: Mar. 22, 1924
Omaha, NE
Death: Nov. 20, 2013
Colonial Springs Healthcare, Buffalo, MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Eugene and Mary (Storck) Carpenter in Omaha, Nebraska. Alma Jean was joined in marriage to Donald “Rex” Edmondson on February 11, 1980. Alma Jean was predeceased by her husband, “Rex”, her parents and four brothers, Elmer Carpenter, Charles Carpenter, Walter “Gilbert: Carpenter and William “Ozzie” Carpenter. Alma Jean and Rex often assisted with summer Vacation Bible School at their churches. Both Alma Jean and Rex were active in philanthropic activities, including support of the Kansas City Youth for Christ, Salvation Army, City Union Mission, the Light and Life Conference Center operated by the Ozark Conference of the Free Methodist Church, as well as support of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, to name only a few of their many charities.
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Cemetery: Clio
Deceased: EATON, Ollie "Libby" Elizabeth (MILAM)
Birth: July 19, 1945
WV
Death: Nov. 22, 2013
Mercy Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: Aurora, MO resident. She was the daughter of James Alfred and Zetta L. (Lafferty) Milam. On August 19, 1993, in Berryville, Arkansas, she was united in marriage to Rex Eaton. Preceding her in death were her parents; two daughters in infancy; one brother, James Milam and one sister, Kathern Brooks. Five sons and four daughters survive. She grew up and received her education in West Virginia. She resided in Ohio several years and in 1993, moved from Little Hocking, Ohio to Missouri to make her home. She was a self-employed painter.
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: LANEY, Curtis Allen ()
Birth: June 3, 1958
Fedscreek, KY
Death: Nov. 24, 2013
At Home, Golden, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Claude Edward Laney, Sr. and Elizabeth (Rose) Laney. On March 16, 1985, he was united in marriage to Jody Patrick. Preceding him in death were his parents, two brothers and one sister. He received his education in Florida and graduated from Deland High School. Most of his life was spent in Florida where he worked in construction. He had served in the United States Marine Corp. In 2002, he moved to Golden, Missouri to make his home.
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: BONSACK, JR., Lloyd E. ()
Birth: Dec. 12, 1930
LaCrosse, WI
Death: Nov. 24, 2013
Red Rose Health and Rehab., Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry......He was the son of Lloyd Bonsack, Sr. and Lina (Lang) Bonsack. On August 11, 1956, he was united in marriage to Barbara Murphy, who preceded him in death on August 27, 2006. Also preceding him in death were his parents and one sister. Lloyd received his education in Wisconsin. He served in the United States Army. For several years he resided in Auburn, Indiana, where he was a warehouse supervisor for a box company. He was a member of Purdy First Baptist Church.
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Cemetery: Corinth
Deceased: CONVIRS , Jim Tom ()
Birth: Aug. 13, 1932
Neosho, Newton Co., MO
Death: Nov. 25, 2013
Mercy Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: Add to existing entry...........He was the son of James Lewis and Effie (Vandorn) Convirs. On May 8, 1969, in Cassville, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Berniece Bailey, who preceded him in death on November 30, 1999. Also preceding him in death were his parents; one step-son, Marvin Martin and two step-daughters, Loraine Ekis and Bonnie Henry. Jim grew up and received his education at Exeter, Missouri. He was employed at Justin Boot Factory for several years as a janitor.
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Cemetery: Muncie Chapel
Deceased: DANIEL , Walter "Ralph" ()
Birth: Aug. 2, 1942
Winters, TX
Death: Nov. 27, 2013
Cox South Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Arlie and Maude (Foster) Daniel. On June 30, 1967, in Wheaton, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Virginia Boothe. Preceding him in death were his parents. He was a graduate of Wheaton High School and attended the School of the Ozarks and then the University of Oklahoma. He was a production grinder for Teledyne Industries until his retirement in 2009.
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: TICHENOR, Patricia "Pat" Ann (MCGRUDER.)
Birth: May 13, 1937
Butterfield, Barry Co., MO
Death: Dec. 3, 2013
MO
Research Note: Cassville, MO resident. She was the daughter of Charles and Reva (Hopkins) McGruder. She married Lloyd Tichenor and to this union four children were born. Preceding her in death were her parents and one sister, Ellen McNabb. She received her education at Exeter and was Valedictorian of the 1955 graduating class. She then attended Draughon’s Business College in Springfield, Missouri. In 1983, she moved from Wheaton, Missouri to Cassville, Missouri and worked for Barry County Health Department for twenty-five years. She later worked with Cassville Wal-Mart for seven years. She was a charter member and co-founder of American Cowboys Rodeo Association, founding board member of Tri County Health, now Access Family Care, with the dental wing in honor of Pat and a member of Cassville First Baptist Church.
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Cemetery: King Washburn Seligman
Deceased: TATE, Joe Collens ()
Birth: July 13, 1936
Osage, AR
Death: Nov. 22, 2013
At Home, Seligman, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Wilburn J. and Minnie I. (Phillips) Tate. Joe attended school at Golden, Missouri and Cassville, Missouri. On November 21, 1958, he was united in marriage to Norma I. Pippin in Cassville, Missouri. He lived in Kansas City, Missouri, and worked at Fisher Body in Leeds, Missouri. After becoming disabled he moved his family back to Seligman to make their home. Joe owned the DX station in Seligman, and helped out with the Seligman Boxing Club. He was a member and trustee for the Rock Springs Church in Seligman, where he drove the church van. In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by four brothers, Floyd Tate, Troy Tate, James Tate, and Eugene Tate; and one sister Dorothy Periman.
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Cemetery: Washburn Prairie
Deceased: ENGLAND , Jack Curtis ()
Birth: June 6, 1920
Shell Knob, Barry Co., MO
Death: Dec. 2, 2013
Veterans Home, Mt. Vernon, MO
Research Note: He was the son of George H. England and Minerva (Brock) England. He grew up working on the family farm and attending public schools in Barry County. After graduating from Cassville High School in 1938, Jack spent a year working with the Civilian Conservation Corps in Missouri, one of the first New Deal public works projects created to promote soil and environmental conservation and public service. With brothers Edward and Briar, Jack lived and worked in CCC camps throughout Missouri doing reforestation work, building wildlife shelters, stocking rivers and lakes, and clearing campgrounds. The Shell Knob Recreation Site on Highway YY is one of the local projects on which Jack worked in 1939. Following service in the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Merchant Marines, Jack joined the U.S. Navy in 1942, and was trained as an Aviation Engine Mechanic at the U.S. Navy Great Lakes Training Station before being shipped to Australia with the 7th Fleet. He received an Honorable Discharge in 1945, and remained in the Naval Reserves until 1957. In 1950, Jack completed training at Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and was hired as an aviation mechanic by American Airlines where he worked until his retirement. Jack married Opal Willadean Dunlap, from Washburn, Missouri, on December 3, 1944. They lived in Barry County until moving to Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1950, where they raised three children, and were active in a variety of church, scouting and political organizations and activities. Jack maintained memberships in the Tulsa Masonic Lodge, National Rifle Association, the Republican Party, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the National Association of Civilian Conservation Alumni. In 1975, after retiring from American Airlines, Jack and Willadean returned to Barry County where they spent several years designing and building a home themselves near the original England family farm in Shell Knob. In 2005, Jack participated as a re-enactor in “The Trail of Tears: Cherokee Legacy” in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, where he was the oldest Cherokee descendant depicted in a documentary about the Cherokee removal to Oklahoma in 1838-39. One of eleven children of George and Minerva, Jack was predeceased by brothers George England, Edward England, Joe England, Deering “Briar” England, Amos England, Baby Boy England and Charles England, and sisters Hildreth England Settlemire and Susie England Timmons. He is survived by a sister of Tehachapi, CA. Jack was also predeceased by wife, Willadean, in 2001 and son, James Edward England in 2012.
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Cemetery: Clio
Deceased: PADGETT , Delphena Mae (LESTER )
Birth: July 4, 1934
Jenkins, Barry Co., MO
Death: Dec. 2, 2013
At Home, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Add to existing entry............She was the daughter of Orval and Golda Mae (Maloney) Lester was born on July 4, 1934, in Jenkins, Missouri. Mrs. Padgett grew up on a farm in the Cross Hollow area and attended school there before graduating from Cassville High School in 1952. On November 8, 1953, she was united in marriage to Francis Lyle Padgett at her parents farm, in Cross Hollow and they made their home in Jenkins before moving to Cassville. While her children were young she was a stay at home mom, and as they started school she volunteered as a homeroom mom and attended field trips. Mrs. Padgett also helped out on the family farm by cutting wood, raising chickens, and milking cows. She worked for Cox Monett Hospital as a housekeeper for twenty one years. She was a member of the Aurora Church of Christ, the Barry County Women's Democratic Club, and the Homing Racing Pigeon Club. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Daniel Luke Padgett, and Rhuel Dale Padgett; and one sister, Lucille Brooks.
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Cemetery: St. Peter and Paul
Deceased: WITT , Gregory Allen ()
Birth: Nov. 18, 1960
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Death: Nov. 16, 2013
Cox South Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Edmund and Waunita (Williams) Witt. He was united in marriage on November 18, 2010 in Miami, Okla. to Tami Nash. He was employed at Tyson’s in Monett, was a member of the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Pulaskifield, Mo, lifetime member of the North American Hunting Club and 1st Member of the Missouri Bass Master’s Association.
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Cemetery: New Site
Deceased: DONNINI, JR., Michael “Jerry” ()
Birth: June 24, 1978
Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Death: Nov. 22, 2013
At Home, Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the only son born to Gerald Michael Donnini, Sr. and Glenda (Barclay) Paternostro. Jerry graduated from Monett High School with the class of 1997. He was a member of New Site Baptist Church in Monett. For the last fifteen years, Jerry had worked for Sherwin-Williams in Springfield. Jerry was preceded in death by his father, Gerald Michael Donnini, Sr.; and one brother-in-law, Douglas A. Price.
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: BOWMAN, Kyle Lane ()
Birth: Oct. 5, 1990
Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Death: Dec. 9, 2013
At Home, Seligman, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Jim Bowman and Mary (Box) Bowman. Preceding him in death were his father, Jim Bowman; step-father, J.R. Squires and maternal grandparents, Roy and Vivian Box. Kyle lived his entire life in Barry County and was a graduate of Exeter High School. He had been employed at Wal-Mart and worked for Jim Dossett Plumbing in Cassville. Kyle was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
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Cemetery: Antioch Church
Deceased: MCNABB, Max A. ()
Birth: Dec. 3, 1941
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Death: Dec. 9, 2013
Mercy Hosp., Rogers, AR
Research Note: He was the son of Aubry and Marie (Weathers) McNabb. On April 6, 1963, he was united in marriage to Joyce L. “Sue” Dye. Preceding him in death were his parents. Max received his education at Washburn and graduated from Southwest High School. For twelve years he was employed for Georges. Most of his life he was a logger and he worked for Ash Road District several years. He was a member of Washburn First Baptist Church. Some of his favorite pastimes were coon hunting and fishing.
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Cemetery: Washburn Prairie
Deceased: GOWEN, Billy "Bill" Blaine ()
Birth: Dec. 3, 1941
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Death: Dec. 13 2013
Wesley Hosp., Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS
Research Note: He was the son of William D. and Mable (Webb) Gowen. On June 21, 1953, in Cassville, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Norma Jean Baker. Preceding him in death were his parents and one brother, Wayne Gowen. Billy grew up and received his education at Washburn where he graduated from high school. After high school he joined the United States Army, during World War II, serving from September 23, 1944 until August 25, 1946. He then attended the University of Arkansas before being called back to the Army during the Korean War and served from October 23, 1950, until September 22, 1951. Upon returning home he finished his studies at the University of Arkansas and received his bachelor’s degree. He had been employed with the Extension Service in Arkansas for a while and then moved to Wichita, where he was an Industrial Engineer for Boeing Aircraft for thirty-two years.
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Cemetery: King Washburn Seligman
Deceased: SHRUM , Helen Laurana (POE)
Birth: Apr. 8, 1940
Rural Powell, McDonald Co., MO
Death: Dec. 15, 2013
At Home, Rural Washburn, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Charles and Jewell (Dalton) Poe. On December 22, 1956, she was united in marriage to Roy Lou Shrum, who preceded her in death on May 1, 2003. Also preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers, Bob Poe and Bill Poe; one granddaughter, Jessica Pettengill, and one great granddaughter, Jayci Shrum. Laurana attended school in McDonald County and later worked for Fasco Industries, for twenty-two years. She attended Mission Baptist Church in Washburn.
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: GUNNELS , Bill Joe ()
Birth: Feb. 20, 1929
Seligman, Barry Co., MO
Death: Dec. 14, 2013
Red Rose Health and Rehab., Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry..........He was the son of James Monroe and Cleo Mae (Murry) Gunnels. He grew up in Seligman and attended Seligman grade school and high school. He was a 1946 graduate of Seligman High School, with the distinction of having perfect attendance from the first grade through the 12th grade. Bill hauled milk from the time he was 16 years old and started his own milk route in 1951, and later his son joined him; they hauled milk for Pet, Kraft, Mid-Am and later Dairy Farmers of America. They continued to operate two trucks until Bill's health declined and he retired. Bill owned a two-seater airplane for several years and that was his recreation, in addition to his love of bowling. He married Norma Jean Edie on January 21, 1950. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Lorina Gunnels.
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Cemetery: Log Church
Deceased: JENNINGS, Emily Jessamine ()
Birth: Apr. 2, 1930
Bexar, AR
Death: Dec. 11, 2013
Benton View Park Nursing Center, Monett, MO
Research Note: She was daughter of the late W.O. Jennings and Annabelle (Sears) Jennings. She had worked for many years at Jumping Jacks Shoe Co. in Monett. She was of the Methodist faith. Jessamine was preceded in death by one brother, Olen Jennings; and one sister, Orre Smith. She is survived by several nieces and one nephew. Private burial will be held at the Log Cemetery in Butterfield, MO.
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Cemetery: Muncie Chapel
Deceased: ROSE, Richard W. ()
Birth: Nov. 23, 1936
Kansas City, MO
Death: Dec. 11, 2013
At Home, Carthage, MO
Research Note: He was the son of the late William Lafayette Rose and Irene Opal White Rose. He graduated from East High School in Kansas City. He married Erma Ruth Shoemaker on Dec. 21, 1956. He worked for Havens Steel in Kansas City. He was a member of the Blue Springs Police Reserve 1975 to 1981, and he was a Newton County Deputy Sheriff from 1983 to 1990. He was a member of Life Point Church in Joplin, a CPR instructor for the American Red Cross; EMT certified and a reserve detective for Blue Springs Police Department in Blue Springs. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Connie Bracken; two sisters, Sandy Etzenhouser and Cathy Vaughn; and a brother, James G. Rose.
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Cemetery: Bashan Hill
Deceased: BINGHAM, Jemmy E (ROHOMAN)
Birth: Dec. 3, 1928
Georgetown, Guyana
Death: Dec. 17, 2013
Exeter, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Obit calls Cemetery "Bashan" Hill. (I believe this is correct, as opposed to Basham Hill. The name is based on a Biblical reference. It was part of the Davidic Kingdom around 1000 B.C., known for its oak trees.) Daughter of Abdool and Saknut (Khan) Rohoman. Married to Martin Bingham in 1955. Upon his death in 1988, she became President of the Davidian Seventh Day Adventist Association in Exeter until she passed.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home Online Obituary
Jay Trace

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Cemetery: Vineyard
Deceased: PRICE, Dolly ()
Birth: abt 1840
Tennessee
Death:

Research Note: Correction and additional info. Given name on stone is Polly not Dolly. Polly was born abt 1840 Tennessee. source 1850 census for Bradley County, TN Polly was a daughter of Elias Price and his wife Eliza J.
Resource: 1850 census for Bradley County, TN
Stan McKay

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Cemetery: Vineyard
Deceased: PRICEE, George W. ()
Birth: abt 1843
Tennessee
Death:

Research Note: additional info. George was a son of Elias Price and his wife Eliza J. George was born about 1843 in Tennessee.
Resource: 1850 census for Bradley County, TN
Stan McKay

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Cemetery: Vineyard
Deceased: PRICE, Susan ()
Birth: Jan. 20, 1849
Tennessee
Death:

Research Note: Additional info. Correction, date on headstone is Jan. 20, 1849 not Jan. 20, 1819, Susan was a daughter of Elias Price and his wife Eliza J.
Resource: 1850 census for Bradley County, TN
Stan McKay

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Cemetery: Basham Hill
Deceased: BINGHAM, Jemmy E. (ROHOMAN)
Birth: Dec. 3, 1928,
Georgetown, Guyana
Death: Dec. 17, 2013
At Home, Basham Hill, Exeter, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Abdool and Saknut (Khan) Rohoman. In 1955, she was united in marriage to Martin James Bingham, who preceded her in death on August 1, 1988. Also preceding her in death were her parents, two sisters (Ruby and Kai), two brothers (Abdool and Sheik), and her first daughter, Desiree. Jemmy Bingham grew up in Guyana and received her education in Trinidad at what was then known as the Caribbean Training College. Since 1954, she was a missionary worker and minister for the Davidian Seventh-day Adventist Association. After living with her family in California for fifteen years, she moved to Missouri, in 1970, when the Association relocated to Exeter. She became president of the Association in 1988 on the death of her husband, M. J. Bingham, and continued her work in that capacity to the day she passed away.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Lake Park Memorial
Deceased: TIGGEMANN , Bruce William ()
Birth: June 1, 1953
St. Louis, MO
Death: Dec. 18, 2013
At Home, Shell Knob, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Burtis William and Veronica May “Ronnie” (Lubiewski) Tiggemann. On November 20, 2010, in Shell Knob, he was united in marriage to Karen Louise Becker. Bruce grew up and received his education in St. Louis, where he graduated high school from Lutheran High School North. He was a self-employed carpenter, working all kinds of construction. He was a very active member of Central Crossing First Responders and Fire Department.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Washburn Prairie
Deceased: ROSE, Charles "Doc" R. ()
Birth: Jan. 4, 1933
Rural Washburn, Barry Co., MO
Death: Dec. 18, 2013
At Home, Rural Washburn, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.........Preceding him in death were his parents; one son, Richard Gale Rose and one granddaughter, Brandy Rose. Doc, as most people knew him, grew up and received his education at Washburn. He was a self-employed logger and life-long resident of Washburn.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Mt. Pleasant
Deceased: HIGGS, James “Robert” ()
Birth: Jan. 20, 1932
Wheaton, Barry Co., MO
Death: Dec. 22, 2013
Benchmark Healthcare, Monett, MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.............He was the son of Seth Troy and Violet (Overton) Higgs. He was united in marriage to Wilma Jane Flora, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were his parents and one brother, Jack Higgs. Robert, as most people knew him, grew up and received his education at Wheaton, where he graduated from high school. During the Korean War he joined the United States Navy serving from May 2, 1951, until April 22, 1955. For several years he was Barry County Deputy Sheriff. Most of his life was spent in the Wheaton area and had resided in Monett the last seven years.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Muncie Chapel
Deceased: STILL, Tommy R. ()
Birth: Jan. 26, 1936
Joplin, Jasper Co., MO
Death: Dec. 30, 2013
At Home, Wheaton, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of E.A. and Mary E. (Smith) Still. On November 16, 1962, in Cassville, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Ruby Utter. Preceding him in death were his parents and one sister Edith Maloney. Tommy received his education at Exeter, Missouri. On December 13, 1955, he joined the United States Navy, serving until November 13, 1959. Most of his life was spent in the Wheaton area, where he was employed as a mechanic for Bill Martin.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Clio
Deceased: WILSON , Jeffrey "Jeff" Wayne ()
Birth: Nov. 29, 1977
Artesia, NM
Death: Jan. 1, 2014
Mercy Hosp., Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of David and Janet (Vannatter) Wilson. Preceding him in death were his maternal grandpa and paternal grandparents. Jeff grew up in New Mexico, graduating from Roswell High School. He was of the Southern Baptist faith. Jeff was a welder most of his life. At the time of his death he was employed at Sport Boats USA, in Shell Knob, Missouri, as a mechanic.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Quaker
Deceased: BYRON , Shawn Conrad ()
Birth: Mar. 5, 1975
Toledo, OH
Death: Dec. 20, 2013
Cox South Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of John and Alice (Miller) Byron. He was employed by the Walmart Home Office in Bentonville, Arkansas in the printing department. He enjoyed electronics, and the outdoors. He was preceded in death by one sister, Laura Grace. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the White Funeral Home and Crematory, Cassville, Missouri. Interment will be held at the Quaker Cemetery, Cassville, Missouri.
Resource: White Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Seligman
Deceased: STAKER , Pauline M. (GOODFRIEND)
Birth: May 10, 1917
Burlington, IA
Death: Dec. 24, 2013
Benchmark Healthcare, Monett, MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of daughter of Sam and Clara Goodfriend. She was united in marriage to Dana Staker on January 20, 1946. He preceded her in death on February 7, 2008. Pauline worked as a sales clerk at Woolworth's for a number of years. In 1975 they moved from Peoria, Illinois to Seligman to make their home. She was an avid ham radio operator and was very active in her Little Switzerland Radio Club in the Eureka Springs area.
Resource: White Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Arnhart
Deceased: NALLEY , Ada R. (BROWN )
Birth: July 18, 1955
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Death: Dec. 25, 2013
At Home, Purdy, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Lloyd and Leona (Coin) Brown. On August 15, 2004 she was united in marriage to Robert Nalley. Mrs. Nalley worked for Wells Aluminum in Monett for ten years before retiring. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by one brother, Tom Patrick, and one sister Peggy Winsea.
Resource: White Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: ENNIS, Billy Don ()
Birth: Mar. 29, 1960

Death: Jan. 3, 2014
MO
Research Note: Exeter, MO resident. He was the son of Glenn and Florence Ennis. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, H.T. and Effie Futrell and Olan and Janie Ennis. Bill worked in several machine shops, Georges, Garett’s, Precise and the City of Exeter. At a young age he gave his life to Christ and was an Ordained Minister.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: ARNOLD , Patricia Carol “Buffy” ()
Birth: Aug. 13, 1957
MO
Death: Jan. 8, 2014
Nevada, MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.....She was the daughter of J.C. "Blackie" and Barbara (Laney) Arnold. Preceding her in death were her mother, Barbara (Laney) Arnold; two nephews; her maternal grandparents, Ernest and Dorothy (Day) Laney and paternal grandparents, John and Flossie (Morgan) Arnold. Buffy, as most of her family knew her was truly an inspiration. She was pure of heart and loved unconditionally. She loved music, especially gospel, enjoyed being around children, visiting parks and spending time in her community. She enjoyed Sunday morning church services. Buffy had a way of making others smile. She will be loved and missed by all.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: King Washburn Seligman
Deceased: PIPPIN, Georgia L. (CATRON (DOUGLAS) (ROLLER))
Birth: June 6, 1930
Washburn, Barry Co., MO
Death: Jan. 8, 2014
Mercy Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: Add to existing entry............ She was the daughter of Ora Lee and Della Mae (Snook) Catron. She was united in marriage to Kenneth Pippin, who passed away in 1959. On December 26, 1961, she married Eudean “Dean” Douglas who died July 24, 1992. She later married Luke Roller. Besides her husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Charles Pippin and Terald Douglas and one brother Eugene Catron. Georgia grew up and received her education at Washburn. During her career she farmed, worked in restaurants and was employed for D-X Filling Station. She was secretary for Washburn High School and vice-president of the Bank of Seligman.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: COOPER , Vannis Julius ()
Birth: July 22, 1924
Coffeyville, KS
Death: Jan. 8, 2014
Pioneer Ridge Nursing Facility, Lawrence, KS
Research Note: He was the son of William Hardin and Ruth (Clark) Cooper. On March 31, 1946, he was united in marriage to Amanda Alice Sapp, who preceded him in death on July 13, 2010. Also preceding him in death were his parents. Vannis grew up and received his education in Coffeyville, Kansas, where he graduated from high school. During World War II he entered the United States Air Force, serving from November 7, 1942, until December 21, 1945, of which he was very proud. He then worked as a machinist for Missouri Pacific Railroad, beginning in Coffeyville, then Osawatomie, Kansas, and retired in North Little Rock, Arkansas. He started working on steam engines and worked through to diesel engines. In 1999, he moved to Cassville, Missouri to make his home, remaining here until 2012, when he moved to Kansas to be near his son, Steve.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: JEFFRIES, Mary "Charlene" (VANZANDT)
Birth: Aug. 17, 1919
At Home, Exeter, Barry Co., MO
Death: Jan. 8, 2014
MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry...........She was the daughter of Reverend Charles VanZandt and Dollie Ireland. On September 14, 1940, she was united in marriage to Lisle L. Jeffries at her parent’s home. The officiating minister was her father. Lisle and Charlene were privileged to be able to celebrate fifty years together before his death February 20, 1991. To this union they were blessed with two wonderful children. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a brother, Carroll T. VanZandt and his wife, Madge Hyde VanZandt and a sister, Eulah VanZandt. Charlene was a charter member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and served as the first secretary from 1964 until 2004. As church organist for thirty-nine years and pianist for the Barry County Baptist Association for fifty-four years, a Sunday School teacher and active in W.M.U.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: STRINGER, Robert "Bob" L. ()
Birth: Dec. 11, 1929
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Death: Jan. 9, 2014
Red Rose Health and Rehab., Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Charles and Delphine (Howard) Stringer. On October 27, 1951, in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, he was united in marriage to Arvilla Robbins. Bob grew up in Barry County. In 1948, he joined the United States Army, retiring on February 29, 1968. He served in Germany, in Korea and two times in Vietnam. Bob ran filling stations in Cassville, Exeter and Wheaton; was employed at Miracle and then owned a small engine shop at his home. After his retirement he enjoyed working on lawn mowers, fishing and building bird houses. He was a member of Cassville VFW and American Legion.
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Cemetery: Chitwood
Deceased: PREWITT, Norma Jean (RICHMOND)
Birth: Aug. 12, 1933
MO
Death: Jan. 11, 2014
At Home, Rocky Comfort, MO
Research Note: She was one of seven children born to Kenneth and Dora Richmond. Norma was united in marriage to Lester L. Prewitt on February 27, 1950, in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. To this union eight children were born. Norma had twenty-two grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren. Norma attended Rocky Comfort School. She was a member of Ridgley Baptist Church.
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Cemetery: Bethel Baptist
Deceased: DAVIS, Randall ()
Birth: July 6, 1954
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Death: Jan. 10, 2014
Baton Rouge, LA
Research Note: Resident of Fulsom, Louisiana. He was the son of Maxine (Mullins) Davis and the late Austin Davis. He was united in marriage on January 30, 1986 in Covington Louisiana to Donna Breaux. He was a retired broadcast engineer.
Resource: Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Corinth
Deceased: BALL , Ronald E. ()
Birth: Nov. 10, 1965
Purdy, Barry Co., MO
Death: Jan. 13, 2014
At Home, Eagle Rock, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Gene and Beverly (Tate) Ball. Upon graduating high school he joined the United States Army. He was then involved in the construction business. Survivors include two sons. He was preceded in death by one brother, Donnie Ball.
Resource: White Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Waldensian
Deceased: AVONDET, Carol (MILLER )
Birth: March 2, 1936
MO
Death: Jan. 7, 2014
MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry..........She was the daughter of Perry and Martha (Bounous) Miller of Pierce City, MO. Upon graduating from Pierce City High School in 1954, Carol attended William Jewel College in Kansas City, MO. Carol worked as a secretary for City of Monett for several years. Carol was preceded in death by her parents.
Resource: Buchanan Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Seligman
Deceased: WALDEN, Patricia Kay ()
Birth: Nov. 11, 1952
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Death: Nov. 14, 1952
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Daughter of J S and Mary Lou Walden.
Resource: Death Certificate
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Cemetery: Painter
Deceased: WHISMAN, Vivian Virginia (UNDERWOOD)
Birth: Apr. 20, 1923
Horatio, AR
Death: Jan. 24, 2014
Joplin, Jasper Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry........She was the daughter of Calvin Jerome and Melissa Susan (Luna) Underwood. She had 9 brothers and sisters. She was the first child of Calvin and Luna Underwood, but was the 6th child of Calvin’s. She grew up on the farm in Arkansas and at age 15 she went to San Diego, California to live with her sister Lucy and finish school. She worked many jobs in San Diego and worked her way through Cosmetology school. She graduated valedictorian from San Diego School of Cosmetology. She met her husband Kenneth Whisman while working at a drive in restaurant in San Diego. They were married on May 16th, 1943 in old town San Diego. Vivian and Kenneth had 3 children. They moved from San Diego to Neosho, MO in 1956 when Kenneth was transferred to Rockedyne. There they raised their family until 1969 when Kenneth was transferred to Rockwell, Intl in Tulsa, OK. They remained there until Kenneth retired in 1980 at which time they returned back to Missouri. She is predeceased by her husband Kenneth of 41 years, her son Kenneth Michael and her great grandson Jamie McNally.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Clio
Deceased: JONES, Bonnie Blue (COSPER (KIRKPATRICK))
Birth: Dec. 1, 1945
Oroville, CA
Death: Jan. 23, 2014
Willard Care Center, Willard, MO
Research Note: She was daughter of Andrew and Ruth (Horlacher) Cosper. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Thomas Cosper, and two sisters, Nelda Hatridge and Minnie Rankin. Surviving children with the surname Kirkpatrick.
Resource: White Funeral Home
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Cemetery: New Liberty - King's Prairie
Deceased: MEDLIN, Bill ()
Birth: Feb. 25, 1935
Verona, MO
Death: Jan. 29, 2014
At Home, Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of the late Joe and Mildred (Kerr) Medlin. He was united in marriage on October 15, 1992 in Monett, Mo to Betty Lou Johnson, she preceded him in death on October 20, 2011. He was a retired mechanic and a member of the Liberty Methodist Church in Monett, Mo. He was preceded in death by both his parents: Joe and Mildred, one sister, and one step-son: Steven Haddock.
Resource: Bennett- Wormington Funeral Home
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Cemetery: New Site
Deceased: INGLE , Franklin "Frank" ()
Birth: Mar. 2, 1938
Pensacola, OK
Death: Jan. 30, 2014
Cox South Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of the late Leon and Ann (Sooter) Ingle. He was united in marriage in Monett, Mo on December 20, 1956 to the Maggie “Rose” Rosetta Reed; she preceded him in death on April 30, 2012. He was a retired business owner and farmer, a member of the Freistatt Lions Club and New Site Baptist Church in Monett, Mo as well as being a life-long St. Louis Cardinals fan. He was preceded in death by both his parents: Leon and Ann; his wife Rose; and one son Jimmy Ingle in 1959.
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Cemetery: McCormick -St. John's
Deceased: KLEIBOEKER, Esther Mildred (FREDERKING)
Birth: July 21, 1935
Chicago, IL
Death: Jan. 20, 2014
Cox Hosp., Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.......... She was the daughter of Louis and Bertha (Kayhs)
Frederking. At the age of fifteen, Esther worked as a domestic for the Baer family of St. Louis. On one occasion she met Amelia Earhart, famed aviatrix, in St. Louis, MO. On April 24, 1938 she and Arno Kleiboeker were married, sharing sixty-four years before his death in 2002. Esther assisted her husband in his business activities, as well as selling Avon products for a number of years. She was also a census taker. In the 1970's she served in the hospital auxiliary for St. Vincent's Hospital in Monett. She volunteered at Loaves & Fishes for 27 years and was the chairwoman of the meal packers for a number of years. For 38 years, Esther worked as a committee woman for the Lawrence County Republican Central Committee, supporting this committee for 34 years. In 1998 she received the Rosemary Pitt Award from the state of Missouri for her exemplary service in electoral matters. She was a faithful lifelong member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and participated in many church activities including LWML, Friend's Club, Ladies Aid and the Braille Society. At the age of 98 she joined the American Legion Auxiliary in Freistatt.
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Cemetery: Clay Hill
Deceased: WILLIAMS, Henery ()
Birth: Feb. 5, 1893
McMinn Co., TN.
Death: Jun. 6, 1893
Madry, Barry Co., MO.
Research Note: CORRECTION: Henery was the 2nd child born to John Isaac Williams (1866-1927 son of Henry G and Nancy Catherine (Gibson) Williams) and Mittie Lavenia Eaton (1870-1958 dau of Eli Augustus and Nancy Marton (Tunnell) Eaton). The stone was placed in the 1970's by his sister, Lavenia (Williams) McBroom.
Resource: Williams-Eaton / McBroom-Whiteley by E. Derl Williams
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Cemetery: Clay Hill
Deceased: WILLIAMS, Pearly ()
Birth:

Death:

Research Note: Pearly was actually spelled Perley and was a male not a female. He was the 3rd child (2nd son) of John Isaac and Mittie Lavenia (Eaton) Williams. The stone was placed in the 1970's by his sister, Lavenia (Williams) McBroom. The history written by E. Derl Williams, published in 1991 gives his DOB as Apr. 5, 1893 near Madry and died when he was about 2-3 months old and buried beside his brother, Henry. Henry's DOB was given as Dec. 1, 1891 in McMinn Co., TN and died abt. 1892 near Madry. He came by train with his mother from TN. and died just a few months later. Info used with his permission.
Resource: E. Derl Williams
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Cemetery: Clay Hill
Deceased: WILLIAMS, Waldo ()
Birth: Apr. 21, 1907
Barry Co., MO.
Death: Apr. 19, 1969
Mt. Vernon, Lawrence Co., MO.
Research Note: Waldo was the 2nd of eleven children born to Elbert W. and Margaret Ann (Wagnon) Williams. Married Apr. 15, 1930 in Eureka Springs, Carroll Co., AR. to Madlene Williams, dau of Charles Ernest and Letha Olga (Irby) Williams. Children: Francis Aileen, Donald Ray, twins, Maxine Delores and Charles Elbert (he lived only a few hours), Shirley Ann and Thelma Gale.
Resource: Bio by E. Derl Williams 1991
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Cemetery: Clay Hill
Deceased: WILLIAMS, Otte ()
Birth: Feb. 11, 1882
near Madry, Barry Co., MO.
Death: Sept. 28, 1900
near Madry, Barry Co., MO.
Research Note: Correction: Name was Otis Otto Williams. Attacked by a wild hog, which badly mangled his leg and proved to be fatal.
Resource: E. Derl Williams 1991
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Cemetery: Roller West of Washburn
Deceased: MILES, Cecil E. ()
Birth: Jan. 3, 1935
Pettigrew, AR
Death: Jan. 30, 2014
Hillcrest Hospital, Claremore, OK
Research Note: He was the son of Carroll and Bessie (Smith) Miles, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were two daughters, Julie Billington and Debbie Miles and three brothers, James, Fredrick and Charles Miles. Cecil grew up and received his education at Washburn. He then joined the United States Air Force, retiring in 1972, as Senior Master Sergeant. After his retirement he returned to Washburn before entering the Missouri Veterans Home in Mt. Vernon, Missouri. Eight years ago he moved to Oklahoma Veterans Center in Claremore, Oklahoma to be near his sister, Kathleen.
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Cemetery: Oak Ridge
Deceased: THOMAS, Raymond Lavern ()
Birth: June 29, 1927
Jenkins, Cross Hollows, Barry Co., MO
Death: Feb. 1, 2014
Cassville Health Care, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry........He was the son of Earl and Gladys (Johnson) Thomas. On September 7, 1950, in Barry County, he was united in marriage to Lois E. Patton, who preceded him in death on March 23, 2000. Also preceding him in death were his parents; one brother, Charles Thomas and one sister, Carolyn Rose. His significant other was Dorann Hansen. Raymond received his education at county schools and attended high school at Cassville, where he graduated. During World War II he joined the United States Marine Corp, serving from October 26, 1945 until October 25, 1946. He then returned to Barry County, where he farmed and retired from MFA in Cassville. He enjoyed playing sports and was on the Cassville Blues Baseball Team.
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Cemetery: King Washburn Seligman
Deceased: WILLIAMS, Darrell Lynn ()
Birth: May 6, 1940
At Home, Seligman, Barry Co., MO
Death: Feb. 3, 2014
Trevecca Health Care, Nashville, TN
Research Note: He was the son of Opal and Hazel V. (Lawson) Williams. On November 18, 1960, in Seligman, he was united in marriage to Cathey Larkin, the daughter of the late Tim and Olive Larkin. Preceding him in death were his parents; grandparents, Wyatt and Belle Lawson and Amos and Clara Williams and one brother, Kevin Williams. Darrell grew up in Seligman, Missouri and was a 1958 graduate of Southwest High School. Before moving to Tennessee Darrell worked for Webb’s Butane Service, Tasty Kraft Dairy, Purdy and Springdale Farms, living in Miami, Oklahoma and Springfield, Missouri during those years. On August 21, 1967, he began working for Consolidated Freightways as an over the road truck driver, retiring in September, 2002. Before his retirement he was the guest of honor at a ceremony to mark three million driving miles accident free. At that time Consolidated Freightways dedicated a truck in Darrell’s honor. Darrell was a member of Hickory Hollow Baptist Church in Antioch, Tennessee, where he served as a Deacon and ministered to his deacon families. He had only been at the Care Center a short time where he received wonderful care from them and from Gentiva Hospice.
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Cemetery: Washburn Prairie
Deceased: ENGLAND , Christopher "Chris" Lee ()
Birth: May 21, 1985
Ft. Worth, TX
Death: Feb. 9, 2014
At Home, Washburn, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Danny England and Delores (Maggard) England. On February 18, 2006, in Washburn, he was united in marriage to Jamie Gilmartin. Preceding him in death were one brother, Michael England; one uncle, Norman Maggard and paternal grandparents, Patsy and Jerry Butts and Sis and Lamoine England. He received his education at Washburn and graduated from Southwest High School. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Cassville. Some of his favorite pastimes were playing saxophone, guitar, piano and drums. Chris liked sports, running cross country to which he earned the honor of state champion.
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: WALKER, Amanda (POWELL)
Birth: Nov. 13, 1985
Tulare, CA
Death: Feb. 12, 2014
Benton View Park Health Center, Monett, MO
Research Note: She was daughter of Duane and Tina (Marshall) Powell. In April of 2006, she was united in marriage to Lukas Wade Walker; he preceded her in death on October 23, 2013.
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Cemetery: Arnhart
Deceased: SMITH, Marjorie K. (INMAN)
Birth: Sept. 10, 1918
Easyville, Barry Co., MO
Death: Jan. 29, 2014
At Home, Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry............She was the daughter of the late Floyd and Nellie Jane (Marshall) Inman.She had lived in Michigan from 1936-1945. For the rest of her life, she had made her home in the Purdy and Monett area. She married Ernest C. Smith in 1936 in Flint, MI. To this union four daughters were born. Ernest passed away on April 21, 1967. Also preceding her in death: one daughter, Karen Jane Moore; two brothers, Morris Inman and at the age of six months, Herman Inman; two sisters, Virginia Bennett and Fontella Smith.
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Cemetery: Oakdale
Deceased: THOMAS, Burl D. ()
Birth: Feb. 26, 1930
Exeter, Barry Co., MO
Death: Feb. 7, 2014
Cox South Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of the late Burl R. Thomas and Lizzie (Pritchett) Thomas. Burl graduated from Branson High School with the Class of 1948. That same year, Burl moved to Monett and started working at the Katy Mills Feed Store in Monett. He was employed there until 1951, when he partnered with his father-in-law, Ed Jones, in Ed Jones Iron and Metal Company. Burl served his country honorably in the United States Army from 1951-1953 in the Korean War. In 2004, Burl retired as owner and operator of Ed Jones Wrecker. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #91. Burl made several respectful trips to the Korean War Memorial to honor those that gave their life for their country. On June 25, 1950, Burl married Jo Ann Jones. They were blessed with over sixty-three years together. To this union, three children were born. Burl was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Bill Thomas; and one sister, June Rantz.
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Cemetery: New Liberty - King's Prairie
Deceased: JOHNSON, William Harold ()
Birth: June 23, 1955
Landstuhl, Germany
Death: Feb. 9 , 2014
Cox Hosp., Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was son of Morris H. Johnson and Wanita (Atteberry) Johnson. He had been a carpenter and truck driver for most of his working years. He was preceded in death by his father, Morris Johnson; one brother, Gary Wayne Atteberry; and one half-brother, Larry Johnson.
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Cemetery: Jolly Bethel
Deceased: HAASE, Dorothy Maurine (GREEN)
Birth: Dec. 23, 1927
Oak Grove, MO
Death: Feb. 12, 2014
Winchester, KS
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.........She was the daughter of Thomas and Jesse (Sanders) Green. Dorothy attended Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO where she met her husband, Wilburn; they were married July 1, 1946. Dorothy was a seamstress at J.C. Penny in Manhattan, KS, and retired in 1989. Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Wilburn F. Haase SR., a son, Wilburn F. Haase JR, and a daughter Winifred Haase, and one brother.
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: COOK, Richard Franklin ()
Birth: Jan. 6, 1947
Houston, TX
Death: Jan. 30, 2014
Freeman Hosp., Joplin, Jasper Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of James Daniel Cook and Jessie Allene Cox. Richard grew up in a military family living various places before graduating from Monett High School Class of 1965. He then attended college and attained graduate degrees from University of Missouri, Ohio State, Missouri State University and received a bachelors' degree from SMS. He lived in Columbia for many years and various other places teaching school. Richard moved from Clinton to Milo, MO in 2013, making it his home. He attended Community Christian Church in Nevada. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Bill Cook.
Resource: Monett Times
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Cemetery: Mineral Springs
Deceased: PERIMAN, Michael Dewayne “Mike” ()
Birth: Oct. 8th, 1969
Barry Co., MO
Death: Feb. 17, 2014
Lebanon, MO
Research Note: He was the son of Chester and Mary (Bickford) Periman. On July 31st, 1998, he was united in marriage to Angela Brown. Mike, as most people knew him, received his education in Cassville. He was employed for Continental Manufacturing in Mt. Vernon, where he was a master welder and was currently working in Lebanon, Missouri.
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Cemetery: Mineral Springs
Deceased: BOWMAN, Helen Marie (SKELTON)
Birth: Nov. 17, 1946
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Death: Feb. 22, 2014
At Home, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Orville and Thelma “Louise” (Saunders) Skelton. On September 10, 1965, she was united in marriage to Rodney “Dale” Bowman. g her in death were her parents. Helen grew up and received her education in Cassville, where she graduated from high school. She then received her cosmetology license from Springfield Beauty School. For forty-two years she was a self-employed hairdresser in Cassville.
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Cemetery: King Washburn Seligman
Deceased: ENGLAND , Buddy Ray ()
Birth: May 19, 1940
Stella, Newton Co., MO
Death: Feb. 24, 2014
Cox South Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: He was Packwood) England. On December 5, 1960, he was united in marriage to Lois Still. Preceding him in death were his parents; one brother, Wilbur England; a grandson, Billy Jack England and a great grandson, Tyler Evins. Buddy was a graduate of Exeter High School. For over twenty-nine years he was employed as a forklift driver at Schreiber Foods in Monett, Missouri.
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Cemetery: Oakdale
Deceased: BECKWITH , Martha (Marty) Ellen (WOOSTER)
Birth: Sept. 15, 1921
Hayes, KS
Death: Feb. 19, 2014
Cox South Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry........... She was the daughter of the late Lyman and Mary (Smith) Wooster. She was united in marriage on February 5, 1944 in Childress, Texas to H.C. (Beck) Beckwith, he preceded her in death on December 10, 2001. She was a homemaker, loving mother, and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Monett, Missouri as well as being a former church trustee, and a member of the church choir. She was also a charter member of the Ozark Festival Orchestra, P.E.O. Chapter KW and was on the administrative board for Loaves and Fishes at the First United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Beck, and two sisters: Mary Woelk and Cynthia Witwer.
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Cemetery: Gunter
Deceased: NEWTON, Peggy Louise (ALLEN)
Birth: Dec. 31, 1933
Chillicothe, MO
Death: Feb. 21, 2014
At Home, Marionville, MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of the late James and Ida (Kerns) Allen. She was united in marriage on May 15, 1947 in Chillicothe to Walter Newton, he preceded her in death on April 18, 1996. She was a retired truck driver, homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Marionville, MO. She was preceded in death by both her parents: James and Ida and her husband Walter.
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Cemetery: Arnhart
Deceased: ROLLER, Dortha Jean (BUSH )
Birth: Feb. 24, 1921
Rural Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Death: Feb. 14, 2014
Lacoba Homes, Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry........She was the daughter of Harry and Alta (Dilbeck) Bush. Living all of her life in the Barry and Lawrence County area, Dortha had attended the Cross Hollow’s School and graduated from Cassville High School in 1940. She had worked for Jumping Jacks Shoe in Monett for over twenty years, as well as she had worked on the family farm. On April 5, 1941 in Monett, Dortha and Lyle Roller were united in marriage. To this union, three children were born. Dortha was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Alta Bush; her husband, Lyle Roller; two sisters, Doris Young and Marzell Hall; and one brother-in-law, Estell Hall.
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Cemetery: Clio
Deceased: STUMPFF , Windell Earl ()
Birth: Dec. 29, 1940
Jenkins, Barry Co., MO
Death: Feb. 13, 2014
Bartlesville, MO
Research Note: Mr. Stumpff was born at Jenkins, Missouri, on December 29, 1940, the son of Edgar Paul Stumpff and Pluma M. (Patton) Stumpff. He grew up and received his education at Cato, Missouri, and graduated from Cassville High School at Cassville, Missouri, in 1958. He was married to Carol Louise Shetley in April of 1959 at Cassville, Missouri. They made their home in Bartlesville and Mr. Stumpff attended Tulsa Barber College where he graduated in 1959. He was active as a barber at Ashley's Barber Shop in the Pennington Hills Shopping Center, then with Bill Boatright at the 14th Street Barber Shop in Bartlesville and later operated his own shop in Nowata for a short time. He then moved to Springfield, Missouri, where he was a representative of the Latta Distributing Company until returning to Bartlesville in the late 1960s. He served as a Dewey Police Officer for two years and then was active in his own painting and home remodeling business for a number of years. In the mid 1980s he became employed at the Stumpff Funeral Home in Bartlesville as a funeral assistant until his recent illness. Carol Stumpff preceded him in death in August 1992. He married Frances Marie Miller on October 24, 1992, at Roaring River, Missouri.
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Cemetery: Oak Ridge
Deceased: O'NEILL , James "Jim" Edward ()
Birth: May 21, 1942
CA
Death: Mar. 2, 2014
At Home, Exeter, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Barney and Lilly (Davis) O’Neill, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were one daughter, Teresa O’Neill and one sister, Patsy O’Neill-Higgs. Jim received his education at Southwest in Washburn, Missouri. He was a self-employed cattle farmer his entire life. He enjoyed his cattle and farm life along with fishing and hunting. Laid to rest beside his daughter Teresa. Survived by one daughter and a grandson.
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Cemetery: Creason
Deceased: ERWAY , Dale Marvin ()
Birth: Aug. 16, 1939
Cripple Creek, CO
Death: Mar. 4, 2014
At Home, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Marvin and Effie Marie (Wheatley) Erway. On March 8, 1978, in Kansas City, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Brenda Brattin. eceding him in death were his parents; one son, Lee Erway and one brother, Junior Welsch. Dale received his education in Larned, Kansas, where he graduated from high school. From July 20, 1959 until August 1, 1963, he served in the United States Navy. For several years he was employed at EFCO, where he was a supervisor. In 1985, he moved from Garfield, Kansas to Missouri to make his home.
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Cemetery: Oak Ridge
Deceased: REED, Cora Bea (HILBURN)
Birth: June 8, 1913
Mano, MO
Death: Mar. 10, 2014
Mercy Hosp., Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry........She was e daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Mary Frances (Holman) Hilburn. On June 7, 1930, in Cassville, she was united in marriage to Arley Andrew Reed, who preceded her in death on July 23, 1982. Also preceding her in death were her parents; two sons, Orville Reed and Thomas Reed; one daughter, Barbara Sue Reed; two brothers and six sisters. Cora received her education at Shady Grove and Cassville Schools. She was a life-long resident of Barry County, where she was a homemaker and worked as a cook at Rainbow Dinner House and Main Street Cafe. For several years she worked as a cook for the Exeter Schools and was well known for her excellent cooking. She was a member of Butterfield Baptist Church and some of her favorite pastimes were cooking, playing with her grandchildren, quilting, crocheting and gardening until she was 85, and then she enjoyed watching the garden grow out her kitchen window. She loved Barry County and living here.
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Cemetery: Corinth
Deceased: COLLIER, William "Bill" Richard ()
Birth: July 30, 1922,
Kansas City, MO
Death: Mar. 12, 2014
At Home, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Albert and Lucille (Cramer) Collier. On November 3, 1959, in Lenexa, Kansas, he was united in marriage to Nora Jane Bowden, who preceded him in death on February 16, 2008. Also preceding him in death were his parents; a grandson, Andy Ingle and one brother, Robert Collier. Bill grew up and received his education in Kansas City, Missouri, where he attended Westport High School. From April, 1939 until April, 1943, he was the leader of his own eleven piece dance band and played the trumpet, while directing an orchestra in night clubs and hotels. He was in the United States Air Force during World War II, serving with the 752nd Army Air Forces Band in the United States for eighteen months and with the 26th and 83rd Infantry Division Bands in European Theater for one year. He played the trumpet in both the military and dance bands, and served as vocalist. He was a musician and vocalist, being one of the first to be assigned to the Glenn Miller specialist training program. For twenty years he was associated with the Fox Theatre Circuit in the greater Kansas City area. Bill sang at many churches in the Cassville area and in Branson, Missouri. He was a member of Corinth Baptist Church, Cassville. Bill loved singing and playing music, especially his trumpet.
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Cemetery: Corinth
Deceased: HARRINGTON , Billy ()
Birth: Oct. 12, 1942
Birdtown, AR
Death: Mar. 9, 2014
Mercy Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: He was son of James and Mildred (Rainbolt) Harrington. He served his county in the Army during the Vietnam War and retired from the Army in October 1981. On December 24, 1990, he was united in marriage to Lorena Hendryx. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two daughters, Debbie Shanks and Tracy Marie Harrington.
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Cemetery: Chitwood
Deceased: HARRELL , Lennis James ()
Birth: Feb. 16, 1931
Family Farm, Rural Wheaton, Barry Co., MO
Death: Mar. 12, 2014
Cassville Health Care, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was son of Audie and Daisy Jane (Creason) Harrell. He was united in marriage on August 13, 1950 to Armith Vay Reynolds in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. They made their home on a farm close to Wheaton Missouri, where they still reside. Mr. Harrell worked on the farm raising cattle and chickens. He enjoyed trading horses, hunting and visiting with his friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, and two sisters.
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Cemetery: New Site
Deceased: AVONDET , Nancy Avonell (CARLIN)
Birth: Feb. 11, 1930
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Death: Mar. 13, 2014
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Armond and Sybil Carlin. She married Louis Avondet, April 23, 1950, her beloved husband of 62 years. Mrs. Avondet was preceded in death by her parents; husband Louis; brothers Kirk and Curtis Carlin.
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: ALDRIDGE, Geraldine Diamond (BROOKS)
Birth: June 3, 1921
Cato, MO
Death: Mar. 17, 2014
Oklahoma Heart Hosp., Edmond,OK
Research Note: ADD to existing entry......She was the daughter of John and Virginia Brooks. Geraldine was the youngest of seven children who have all preceded her in death. Geraldine married Estel James Aldridge on August 26, 1944, and celebrated 59 years together before Estel preceded her in death. Geraldine moved to Edmond, Oklahoma in 2006, to live close to her daughter and son-in-law. Geraldine graduated from Southwest Baptist College in 1941, and Drury College in Springfield in 1961. She began her teaching career in the Gaddis School in 1937. She taught other rural schools, Exeter and Southwest retiring in 1981, after 35 years. Third grade was her favorite.
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Cemetery: Oakdale
Deceased: GRAINGER, Harry Arthur ()
Birth: Nov. 19, 1929
Pontiac, MI
Death: Mar. 29, 2014
At Home, Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of the late Thomas and Ruth Grainger. Harry was united in marriage on June 21, 1959 in Sacramento, CA, to Carolyn Roberts. He was a retired Salesman for Wells Aluminum.
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: POE-PAINTER, Bessie Aldonna (BAILEY )
Birth: June 19, 1931
McDonald Co., MO
Death: Mar. 22, 2014
Kansas City, KS
Research Note: She was the daughter of Phillip Sheridan "Sherd" Bailey and Bessie Marie (Day) Bailey. She was raised in the Ridgely area in Barry County. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters; and six brothers.
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Cemetery: Pilant
Deceased: PILANT, Howard L. ()
Birth: Aug. 4, 1937
MO
Death: Feb. 5, 2014
Sedalia, MO
Research Note: He was the son of Fred and Eva Pilant, of Cassville. In 1955, he married Jane Higgs, of Exeter, and to this union three children were born. He later moved to Sedalia, where he married Dianne Draisey, and two children were born to this union.
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: LANEY, Charles Edwin ()
Birth: Apr. 16, 1910
Barry Co., MO
Death: Aug. 26, 1947
Rural Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: JOPLIN GLOBE Aug. 28, 1947, Fatality Shirden Bailey August 28, 1947 JOPLIN GLOBE (Joplin, Missouri). YOUTH IN CASSVILLE CRASH IS IMPROVED. John Hood remains Serious, However - Funeral Plans Made for Two Killed in Collision.. Cassville, Mo., Aus. 27. -The condition of John Hood, 19 years old, who was seriously injured in the auto-truck head-on collision south of here Tuesday afternoon, was reported as improved by his physician, Dr. George W. Newman, at the Barry County hospital tonight and the completion of funeral arrangements for the two men fatally injured in the same accident has been announced.. Services for Charles Edwin Laney, 38 years old, of near Exeter, will be held at 2:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon in the Exeter Baptist church by the Rev. Charles Vanzandt. Burial will be in Maplewood cemetery at Exeter under direction of the Koon funeral home.. Rites for Shirden Bailey, 52 years old, of near Exeter, will be held at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon in the Koon chapel here by the Rev. Francis Goodnight. Burial will in Hickman cemetery, west of Washburn.. Both men, widely known farmers, were killed instantly when the automobile in which they were riding crashed into a semi-trailer truck loaded with hay while passing another vehicle on the highway. They were accompanying Hood, the driver, to Cassville. J.R. Bixler of Wheaton, driver of the truck , was uninjured.. Mr. Laney’s survivors are his widow, Mrs. Belvia Laney, and two sons and five daughters, Eugene, Carroll, Ellen Mae, Bonnie, Emma Faye, LaVerne and Joyce, all of the home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Laney of Exeter; one brother, Vernie Laney of Rocky Ford, Colo., and four sisters, Miss Alma Laney of Exeter, Mrs. Naomi Sappenfield and Mrs. Alta Utter of Shelton, Wash., and Mrs. Leona Painter of Washburn.. Mr. Bailey’s survivors are his widow, Mrs. Bessie Bailey; three daughters, Mrs. Aldona Poe of Bush, Colo., Mrs. Earl Martin of Washburn and Mrs. Fred Boyer of Rogers, Ark.; five sons, Dillard and Lillard Bailey of the home, Okel Bailey of Simco, Mo., Jack Bailey of McAlester, Okla., and Blaine of Washington; three brothers and one sister..
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Cemetery: Antioch Church
Deceased: INGRAM , Mary “Fay” (HOOKER)
Birth: Oct. 9, 1938
New Orleans, LA
Death: Apr. 3, 2014
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Lundy and Louise (Oubre) Hooker, who preceded her in death. On July 28, 1961, in Cisco, Texas, she was united in marriage to Monty Ingram. She received her education in Cisco, Texas, graduating from Cisco High School in 1956. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. For several years she taught school in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Eighteen years ago she and Monty moved to Cassville, Missouri to make their home.
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Cemetery: Antioch Church
Deceased: PHILLIPS, Bradley Drue, Jr. ()
Birth: Feb. 15, 1988
Midland, TX
Death: Apr. 7, 2014
Charlestown, IN
Research Note: He was the son of Bradley Drue Phillips Sr. and Laura Dawn (Pierre) Phillips. His wife was Amber Marie (Collins) Phillips. He enjoyed spending time with his family, rodeoing was his passion and he worked for KM Stemler in New Albany, Indiana as heavy equipment operator. Also surviving are his step parents Jim and Oleta Epperly.
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Cemetery: Muncie Chapel
Deceased: UTTER, George Corneilius ()
Birth: June 20, 1921
Wheaton, Barry Co., MO
Death: Apr. 7, 2014
At Home, Wheaton, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was e son of Henry I. and Lula E. (Nichels) Utter. On November 10, 1947, in Joplin, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Opal Lafern Beam. Preceding him in death were his parents; one daughter, Gloria Anne and four sisters, Ruth Burdette, Nora Levich, Dorothy Snider and Opal Utter. George grew up in Wheaton and then joined the United States Air Force, serving during World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War. He was an air plane mechanic and retired from the Air Force in 1963. He was a member of Wheaton Church of Christ, VFW Post 4207 and American Legion Post 118.
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Cemetery: Rowley
Deceased: BIAS, Stephen Carl ()
Birth: Oct. 10, 1946
South Charleston, WV
Death: Apr. 9, 2014
At Home, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Son of Sydney Carl and Elaine (Pauley) Bias. He moved to Missouri in 1997. Stephen was an award winning Dutch oven cook, who taught classes at every trout hatchery in the state of Missouri. He served four years in the United States Air Force, and was employed by Amoco Chemical in Texas City, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents; stepdaughter, Dorris Coomes; stepson, Scott Howell; grandson, Christopher Woodcock and step grandchild, Jo Hanna Howell. Mr. Bias married Hazel Nester in Charleston, West Virginia on December 13, 1968. The marriage resulted in three children. In 1983, he married Jeanice Howell in Santa Fe, Texas. She brought three children to the marriage. Burial with military honors will be in Rowley Cemetery, Washburn, Missouri.
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Cemetery: Washburn Prairie
Deceased: BANKS, Glenn Evan ()
Birth: Sept. 10, 1938
Washburn, Barry Co., MO
Death: Apr. 13, 2014
Mercy Hosp., Rogers, AR
Research Note: He was born September 10, 1938, in Washburn, Missouri, the son of Denver Green and Ellen (Fletcher) Banks. On April 6, 1974, in Seligman, Missouri, he was united in marriage to AnnaBelle Nichols. He first married Juanita Stephens, who along with an infant son Michael, are buried at Dent Cemetery. Glenn received his education at Fine School on Trent Creek. For several years he was employed for MODOT doing highway maintenance, retiring in 1993.
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Cemetery: Arnhart
Deceased: CLIFTON , Sharon Kay (HALL)
Birth: Sept. 15, 1941
Purdy, Barry Co., MO
Death: Apr. 3, 2014
Mercy Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of the late Hershal and Marjorie (Douthitt) Hall. She was united in marriage in Purdy in 1960 to Loren Clifton. She was preceded in death by both her parents Hershal and Marjorie and one brother: Jerry Hall.
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Cemetery: Arnhart
Deceased: TILLEY, Eugene H. ()
Birth: July 9, 1922
Excelsior, MN
Death: Apr. 2, 2014
Austin, MN
Research Note: He was the son of the late Paul W. Tilley and Cora Irene (Bitting) Tilley. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Eugene worked as a Civil Servant. He married Christine Ullrich on June 24, 1946 in Los Angeles, CA. She preceded him in death.
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Cemetery: McCormick -St. John's
Deceased: MAYER, Cecil H. ()
Birth: Nov. 27, 1927
Blackwell, OK
Death: Apr. 6 2014
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of the late William A. Mayer and Christine (Clausen) Mayer. Cecil served his country honorably during World War II in the United States Army, being discharged in 1947. From 1950-1962, he had been a railway mail clerk between Monett and St. Louis. During his lifetime, Cecil did so many wonderful things for his community. He was an active member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church, where he served the Lord in many different capacities. He was an active life member of the Monett Lion’s Club, serving as club President from 1967-68, a member of the American Legion Post #91, a member of the Monett Chamber of Commerce. He had also volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America from 1989-2002. For over forty years, Cecil was a State Farm Insurance Agent in Monett. On April 8, 1973 in Monett, MO, Cecil married Virginia Ruth Conover. They were blessed with over forty years together. Cecil was preceded in death by his first wife, Geneva Ruth Gerschefske, whom he was married to from 1951 until her passing in 1971; two brothers, Alvin Mayer, and wife Edna and Lawrence Mayer, and wife Mary Kay; and one sister, Lillian Mayer. Cecil was preceded in death by his first wife, Geneva Ruth Gerschefske, whom he was married to from 1951 until her passing in 1971; two brothers, Alvin Mayer, and wife Edna and Lawrence Mayer, and wife Mary Kay; and one sister, Lillian Mayer.
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Cemetery: Munsey
Deceased: WILLIAMS, Audene (GARRETT)
Birth: Nov. 2, 1925
Eagle Rock, Barry Co., MO
Death: Mar. 15, 2014
Blue Hill, NE
Research Note: She was born Nov. 2, 1925, in Eagle Rock, the daughter of Dallas and Elsie (Wilson) Garrett. She graduated from Cassville High School with the class of 1944. She married Harold Quick on Aug. 25, 1945, and he passed away in 1973. She married Earl Hensley, he passed away in 1993, and then married Roger Williams, who also preceded her in death. She lived in Missouri and California before moving to Hastings, Neb., 10 years ago to be closer to family. Audene was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of LDS in Monett. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Kenneth Garrett.
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: CARLSON , James William ()
Birth: May 9, 1948
Dowagiac, MI
Death: Apr. 13, 2014
MO Veterans Home, Mt. Vernon, MO
Research Note: He was the son of James O. Carlson and Marcella Ann (Baugher) (Carlson) Swofford. On November 20, 1970, in Abilene, Kansas, he was united in marriage to Deborah “Debbie” Cook. James grew up in St. Louis. During the Vietnam War he joined the United States Army, serving from September 25, 1967, until September 24, 1973. For several years he was employed as a dry wall finisher for Allied Trades, Union 203. In 1974, he and his family moved to Cassville to make their home.
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: PENN , Oscar Powell ()
Birth: Oct. 18, 1928
Noel, MO
Death: Apr. 13, 2014
At Home, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Howard and Anna Mae (Cantrell) Penn. Oscar graduated from Noel High School and attended Joplin Business College, where he received an accounting degree. For fourteen years he was employed as an accountant and in 1964, he began working for the telephone company in Noel, Missouri and four years later he was transferred to Cassville. In 1987, after twenty-three years, he retired from Contel Telephone Company. On May 26, 1972, in Miami, Oklahoma, he was united in marriage to Faustine Craig. Preceding him in death were his parents; four brothers, Sherman Penn, Floyd Penn, Chester Penn and Frank Penn; four sisters, Ruby Murphy, Jane Murphy, Virgie Hobbs and Bonnie Bell Penn.
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Cemetery: Log Church
Deceased: HOLLOWAY , John L. ()
Birth: June 4, 1923
Aurora, Lawrence Co., MO
Death: Apr. 14, 2014
Cox South Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry........... Purdy, MO resident. He was the son of Asa Parker and Cattie L. (Ash) Holloway. On January 20, 1945, in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, he was united in marriage to Mary Alice Collins, who preceded him in death on September 20, 2008. Also preceding him in death were his parents; three brothers, Bill, Earl and Walter Holloway and four sisters, Ethel Moore, Jesse Terry, Eunice Myers and Francis Haworth. John was a life-long resident of Barry County, receiving his education at McDowell. He was a self-employed over the road truck driver.
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Cemetery: Log Church
Deceased: HOLLOWAY , John L. ()
Birth: Sept. 29, 1955

Death: Apr. 18, 2014
MO
Research Note: Purdy, MO resident. Son of Floyd L. Fry and Barbara B. (Driver) (Frye) Dean. He grew up south of Tulsa, graduating from Jenks High School. He worked for R M Industries in Purdy, for ten years. He was preceded in death by his father, Floyd L. Frye and a brother Lloyd T. Frye.
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Cemetery: Washburn Prairie
Deceased: HOLLOWAY , John L. ()
Birth: Sept. 29, 1955

Death: Apr. 18, 2014
MO
Research Note: Wrong cemetery in previous entry. Should be Washburn Prairie.
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Cemetery: Russell
Deceased: HILBURN, Deloris Kathleen (WEAR)
Birth: Oct. 3, 1931
Quapaw, OK
Death: Apr. 14, 2014
At Home, Eagle Rock, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.............She was the daughter of Frank and Velma (Cochran) Wear. Kathleen attended elementary school at Jefferson Elementary in Joplin, and later attended Wheaton High School. In 1947, at age 15, she was united in marriage to George Coffey and to that union three children were born. She moved to Ridgley in 1952 and resided there for more than thirty years before moving to Eagle Rock. On December 23, 1980, she was united in marriage to Clifford Hilburn; he preceded her in death on June 6, 1994. Kathleen was employed in various occupations during the years including Jumping Jacks, Fastrip, Walmart, and waitressing in the Eagle Rock area where she met her special friend of fourteen years, David Turner. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Bruce Coffey, on July 6, 2009, and one brother, Leon Wear.
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Cemetery: St. Peter and Paul
Deceased: WASHECK , Anthony "Tony" Vincent ()
Birth: Apr. 5, 1932
Purdy, Barry Co., MO
Death: Apr. 18, 2014
MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.......... Son of Andy W. Washeck and Julia Agatha Rosewicz. He graduated from Wheaton High School, class of 1950. He served in the Army National Guard starting in 1950. He retired from the National Guard in 1992 He married Margaret Dombroski of Purdy, MO on September 17, 1955. Anthony was a long time cattle farmer in Verona, MO until his death. Anthony was preceded in death by his mother: Julia Washeck, his father: Andy Washeck, and his sister: Juliann Blevins.
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: PERRY , Nancy Karen (WATKINS)
Birth: Feb. 21, 1953

Death: Apr. 26, 2014
Christian Health Care, Nixa, MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Kenneth Milton and Neva (Brown) Watkins.
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Cemetery: Seligman
Deceased: CORN, Tamara Dawn (ROSE)
Birth: Feb. 7, 1983
Rogers, AR
Death: May 3, 2014
Rural Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Tamara D. Corn, age 31, of Cassville, Missouri, passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014, in an ATV accident, east of Cassville. She was the daughter of the daughter of Tim Corn and Coleta Rose. Surviving are her mother and step-father of Cassville, MO; her father and step-mother, of Seligman, Missouri; two loving sons, who she adored, both of the home; grandfather Rose and step-grandmother of Washburn, Missouri; grandmother Rose of Washburn, Missouri and grandfahter Corn of Seligman, Missouri; one sister of Springdale, Arkansas; one brother, of Cassville, Missouri; one step-sister and her husband, of Washburn, Missouri; two step-brothers, of Seligman, and Washburn, Missouri and aunts; uncles and nephews. Preceding her in death were a son, John Paul Cornett and her grandmother, Elsie Corn. Tamara was a graduate of Cassville High School and received her Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from Crowder College. She then graduated from MSU in Springfield with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. She spent her entire life with a smile on her face and making everybody happy.
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Cemetery: Seligman
Deceased: CORN, Tamara Dawn ()
Birth: Feb. 7, 1983
Rogers, AR
Death: May 3, 2014
Rural Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: TAKE ROSE OFF AS HER MAIDEN NAME. DON'T KNOW WHAT I WAS THINKING.
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: CLARK, Peggy (LEMONS)
Birth: Jan. 28, 1953
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Death: May 5, 2014
Cox South Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of James C. and Dorothy (Chappell) Lemons. On November 28, 1969, she was united in marriage to Clinton Ray Clark. Preceding her in death were her parents and one brother, Larry Lemons in 2001. Peggy received her education at Exeter. She and Clint lived in Arkansas for a while, where Peggy worked as a nurse. She had been employed in various stores and owned restaurants in Exeter and Wheaton.
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Cemetery: Painter
Deceased: RODROCK , James "Jim" Ray ()
Birth: Apr. 25, 1934,
Kincaid, KS
Death: May 7, 2014
MO Veterans Home, Mt. Vernon, MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry...........He was the son of Howard H. and Nannie E. (Holeman) Fielder. In March, 1998, he was united in marriage to Laura (Rochovansky) Alred, who preceded him in death on August 4, 2013. Also preceding him in death were his parents. Jim grew up and graduated from high school in Kansas. From May 3, 1955, until February 4, 1957, he served in the United States Army. In October, 1964, he moved from Bronson, Kansas to Shell Knob where he was a carpenter, working for Waldemar Oswald. He was a member of Bridgeway Assembly of God Church in Shell Knob. Jim was one of the driving forces in making Central Crossing Fire Department what it is today. He and the Oswald crew built fire house #4 on YY and County Line Road and also #3 on 39 South and H Highway at no expense. He was always ready to build anything for a project needed.
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: HINES , James "Jim" Ray ()
Birth: Jan. 1, 1923
Vernon, TX
Death: May 13, 2014
Aurora Nursing Center, Aurora, Lawrence Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry........the son of Clarence B. and Mitte (Webb) Hines. On November 2, 1944, in Carlsbad, New Mexico, he was united in marriage to Wilma Lea Loftis, who preceded him in death on September 20, 2008. Also preceding him in death were his parents and one son, Larry Bruce Hines. Melvin grew up in Olton, Texas, where he graduated from high school. During World War II he served in the United States Air Force on the airfield in Lubbock, Texas. Melvin and Wilma shared many business ventures including a family restaurant and Ford car dealership in Texas, before moving to Wheaton, Missouri. Here, Melvin worked for Wheaton Oil and was also a cattle and chicken farmer. He never regretted his new home of rolling green hills and beautiful trees in the Ozarks.
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: TRECKER , William "Bill" ()
Birth: July 18, 1926
Chicago, IL
Death: Apr. 26, 2014)
Mercy Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry........He was son of Fred and Charlotte (Gamach) Trecker. On August 9, 1947, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Lussnig in Chicago, Illinois; she preceded him in death on April 22, 1997. Mr. Trecker joined the United States Army, and served in the Philippians, New Guinea, during World War II. In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by one sister, June Evans.
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Cemetery: Purdy
Deceased: CABAZOS , Adam ()
Birth: Dec. 30, 1959
Yorktown, TX
Death: Apr. 27, 2014
Cox Hosp., Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of the late Irene Garza. He worked for Bass Equipment in Monett, Missouri. His wife was Debby Taylor.
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Cemetery: Mt. Pleasant
Deceased: BAXTER, George ()
Birth: Aug. 8, 1956
McPherson, KS
Death: Apr. 26, 2014
At Home, Butterfield, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of the late Howard and Irene (Ray) Baxter. He had attended schools in Monett and Pierce City. As a young man, George enjoyed volunteering for the Purdy Fire Dept. On January 21, 1989, in Monett, MO, George was united in marriage to Marie Smith. George was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Shirley Jean Baxter; three brothers, Larry, John and Jerry Baxter; and two sisters, Arlidene Mace and Flora Purkeypyle.
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Cemetery: Munsey
Deceased: DOUGHERTY, Delores Ann (ZDAN)
Birth: Jan. 29, 1934
Omaha, NE
Death: May 5, 2014
At Home, Eagle Rock, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Paul and Josephine (Benak) Zdan. She was united in marriage to Robert Dougherty on June 14, 1952, in Omaha, Neb.; he preceded her in death on April 14, 1993. In 1972, in Lincoln, Neb., she was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Paul Zdan.
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Cemetery: Muncie Chapel
Deceased: GARRISON , John "J.W." ()
Birth: Nov. 6, 1933
McDonald Co., MO
Death: May 20, 2014
Mercy Hosp., Joplin, Jasper Co., MO
Research Note: Son of John and Blanche (Aubrey) Garrison. J. W. moved as a young child to the Lake on Kings River. He returned to this area at age 10, where he attended Fairview School graduating in 1953. Following graduation, he traveled to California and worked in the lumber industry. He served his country for two years in the United States Army. He worked for Burlington Northern Railroad in Kansas City for thirty-six years, retiring in 1993. He moved back to this area after retirement and was an avid cattleman. His hobby was his passion for cattle and horses. His wife was Wilma Garrison. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Roland, Kelly and Kenneth and five sisters, Cora Marshall, Doris Garrison, Mabell Whitney, Louise Massey and Norma Swinehart.
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Cemetery: Painter
Deceased: CLARK , Thomas Lavern ()
Birth: Jan. 15, 1949
Cedar Rapids, IA
Death: May 22, 2014
Red Rose Health and Rehab., Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Robert and Evelyn (Hess) Clark. On December 24, 1977, in Shell Knob, he was united in marriage to Teri Lynn Brennan. Preceding him in death were his mother; step-father and step-mother. Thomas grew up and received his education in Iowa, where he graduated from high school. He was a licensed barber. During the Vietnam War he joined the United States Navy, serving from May 25, 1970, until May 17, 1974. After the service he worked in construction as a roofer for Burnett Roofing Company in California. Around twenty years ago he moved to Shell Knob to make his home. He was a member of American Legion, Central Crossing Masonic Lodge #674 and the Shell Knob Shrine and had been named Shriner of the Year.
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Cemetery: Osa
Deceased: WALKINGSTICK , Tabatha Nicole (MESSBARGER)
Birth: Nov. 14, 1977
Maryville, MO
Death: May 22, 2014
At Home, Cato, MO
Research Note: Daughter of Christine Jo (Keever) Messbarger. She was united in marriage to James Walkingstick. Preceding her in death were her grandfathers. Tabatha spent most of her life in the Cato area, receiving her education at Jenkins and Cassville and received her medical training at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Missouri. For several years she was employed at St. John’s Clinic in Monett as a medical technician. She lived a short time in Anchorage, Alaska, before returning to Missouri two years ago.
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Cemetery: Mt. Pleasant
Deceased: CURRENS, Sandra Kay (LOVING)
Birth: Apr. 17, 1956
North Platt, NE
Death: May 22, 2014
Cox Hosp., Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.........She was the daughter of Joe and Bernita (Benson) Loving. On September 27, 1978, in Miami, Oklahoma, she was united in marriage to William Thomas “Bill” Currens, who preceded her in death on June 14, 2004. Also preceding her in death were her parents and two brothers. Sandra was a graduate of East Newton High School. She had been employed several years for Tysons as a chicken cutter. - Two step-sons named as Currens, so she had been previously married.
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Cemetery: King Washburn Seligman
Deceased: ANDERSON, Carl Zomar ()
Birth: Dec. 6, 1937
Barry Co., MO
Death: May 23, 2014
At Home, Rural Seligman, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of John Simpson and Minnie (Vanzandt) Anderson. On February 15, 1965, he was united in marriage to Lola Tisher. Preceding him in death were his parents; four brothers, Denzil, Lamoin, Dale and Donnie and one sister, Charlene. Carl grew up in Barry County and received his education at Washburn, graduating from Southwest High School. He then entered the United States Army, serving from August 9, 1961, until May 21, 1963. For fifteen years he was employed with Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, Kansas and then worked for the City of Wichita as a Road Maintainer. In 1995, he retired and moved back to Missouri, making his home at Seligman. He served on the King Cemetery Board.
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Cemetery: Seligman
Deceased: WEBB, Wilma (FAHNESTOCK)
Birth: Jan. 24, 1923
Rich Hill, MO
Death: May 25, 2014
MO
Research Note: Cassville, MO resident. She was the daughter of John and Vergie(Lockwood) Fahnestock. She was united in marriage to J.D. Webb in Joplin; he preceded her in death in 1991. After retiring from Safeway as a checker she and her family moved to Cassville in 1979 to make their home. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Johnny Webb and Tommy Webb, one daughter, Paula Felix, one brother, and four sisters. Cremains will be interred in the Seligman Cemetery at a later date.
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Cemetery: Waldensian
Deceased: AVONDET, Henry (J.R.), Jr. ()
Birth: Aug. 11, 1932
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Death: May 16, 2014
MO Veterans Home, Mt. Vernon, MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry...Son of Henry and Elva (Malan) Avondet. Upon graduating Monett High School in 1950, J.R. attended and graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Degree in Agriculture in 1954. After serving as a pilot in the United States Air Force, he retired as a Captain and returned to Monett. Shortly thereafter, J.R. began a long career in the tire industry and is a founding owner of Grande Tire in Pierce City, MO. J.R. was preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Wilma Easson, Albert Avondet, Helen Wormington, Irene Henson, Ed Avondet, Novita Helmkamp, Louis Avondet, and Henrietta Bowen.
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Cemetery: Roller West of Washburn
Deceased: KAETZEL, Margaret (LAUGHLIN)
Birth: Abt. 1932

Death: Mar. 29, 2014
At Home, Independence, MO
Research Note: Margaret was a retired telephone operator. She spent much of her childhood in the area and was a graduate of Exeter High School. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, Aaron and Leah Laughlin; brothers, Ronald, Donald, and George Lee; and her beloved son, Michael David. Services for Margaret will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church at Roller Cemetery on Highway 90 west of Washburn.
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: ANTLE, Rana Michele (SIPE)
Birth: Oct. 3, 1967
Long Beach, CA
Death: May 31, 2014
At Home, Exeter, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Bill and Donna (Roller) Sipe. On March 24, 1989, she was united in marriage to David “Kent” Antle. Rana was a 1985, graduate of Purdy High School. She received her Nursing Degree from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas. For a few years she was employed at St. John’s Hospital (now Mercy Hospital) in Joplin, Missouri and then as a home health nurse in Cassville. From 2002 until 2012, she worked as the Nurse for the Purdy School system.
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Cemetery: Washburn Prairie
Deceased: CANTWELL , Loretta "Lori" K. (SAVAGE)
Birth: Jan. 25, 1969
Neosho, Newton Co., MO
Death: June 1, 2014
Mercy Hosp., Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of James and Pat (Bradford) Savage. On July 2, 1988, she was united in marriage to Kevin Cantwell. Lori received her education at Exeter and was the Salutatorian of the Exeter High School graduating Class of 1987. After school she worked for Tom Cardin, then for Wal-Mart and also Barry County Abstract for a few years. Twenty years ago she began working at the Barry County Courthouse as the Court Recorder. She was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church at Wheaton, where she served as the nursery director. Her favorite pastimes were playing music with her family throughout the county.
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Cemetery: Sparks
Deceased: STEVERSON, Edith May (TIMMONS)
Birth: May 6, 1931
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Death: June 2 , 2014
Red Rose Health and Rehab., Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Roy M. and Bertha (Edie) Timmons. On September 8, 1986, she was united in marriage to Chester “Chet” Steverson. Preceding her in death were her parents; six brothers, Jess, Orville, Raymond, Billy, Harold and Jim Timmons and two sisters, Beatrice Manning and Hazel Shrum. Edith spent most of her life in Cassville and was a graduate of Cassville High School. She attended Bible Christian College in Nampa, Idaho and moved back to Cassville where she raised Holstein milking cows.
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: HOLT , Ronnie E. ()
Birth: Dec. 15, 1946
Walsh, CO
Death: June 2 , 2014
At Home, Urbana, MO
Research Note: He was the son of Howard E. and Betty Louise (Grass) Holt. On June 20, 1964, in Cassville, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Jacqueline “Jackie” Berning. Preceding him in death were his parents and one brother Donnie Holt. Ronnie was a 1964 graduate of Cassville High School. During the Vietnam War he joined the United States Army, serving from December 13, 1965, until July 2, 1972. For eight years he resided in Fairbanks, Alaska, then returned to Missouri before moving west to Reno, Nevada. He moved to Urbana 8 years ago to make his home. He was a heavy equipment mechanic. He was a member of the Eagles, American Legion #118 and Disabled American Veterans and attended the Baptist Church.
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Cemetery: Munsey
Deceased: BALL , Varl L. ()
Birth: Oct. 31, 1931
Eagle Rock, Barry Co., MO
Death: June 4 , 2014
At Home, Eagle Rock, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry............................... He was the son of Ethel and Edith (Carter) Ball. Varl was drafted into the United States Marines and served from 1952 until 1954, in Barstow, California. On June 27, 1954, he married Ilene Comstock in Barstow, California and then they came back to Eagle Rock, Missouri to farm. After a few years, they both felt God was calling them into the Gospel ministry and enrolled in Southwest Baptist College in Bolivar, Missouri in 1956. He then attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He went on to Golden Gate Baptist Seminary in California. Before Varl went to Golden Gate in California, his home church, Roaring River Baptist Church wanted to honor him by ordaining him. This was uncommon to do this before having a pastorate and it meant a lot to Varl and Ilene. He attended Sacramento State College to obtain a teaching certificate and taught at Valley View Elementary for three years, a small county school outside of Auburn, California. He was privileged to pastor the following churches, Rock Creek Baptist Church in Auburn, California, First Baptist Church in Carrizozo, New Mexico, First Baptist Church in Hermitage, Missouri, Roaring River Baptist Church in Eagle Rock, Missouri, (This was his home church where he attended growing up and he told the Lord that he would never pastor in his home church but he did.), Myrtle Avenue Baptist Church in Eureka, California, Olive Point in Urbana, Missouri, First Baptist Church in Crocker, Missouri, Rock Springs Baptist Church in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, where his grandpa Carter pastored and preached at the turn of the century, and was assistant Pastor at Roaring River Baptist Church in Eagle Rock, Missouri. Preceding Varl in death was his father, Ethel Ball, mother, Edith Ball, sister Eldora Redenz and wife Ilene Comstock Ball.
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: TROTTER, Christine M. (WEITZEL)
Birth: Apr. 5, 1949
Madison, WI
Death: June 6 , 2014
At Home, Exeter, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.............She was the daughter of Benjamin Swetmore and Iona (Wheelock) Weitzel. On December 20, 1975, in Perth, Western Australia, she was united in marriage to Steven F. Trotter, who preceded her in death on December 20, 2000. Also preceding her in death were her parents and one brother, John Weitzel. Christine was a 1967 graduate of Waunakee High School in Waunakee, Wisconsin. For a few years she was employed at A.R.S. Sprague Dawley Company in Madison, Wisconsin as an animal caregiver. In February, 1975, she moved to Australia, where she met her husband, Steven. In September, 1983, they moved to Missouri, where they owned and operated Trotter’s Village Market in Exeter for eighteen years. Christine then followed her childhood dream and attended the Franklin Technology Center in Joplin, Missouri, where she graduated in June, 2003, with her Practical Nursing Degree. From April 2004 until February 2011, she was employed by St. John’s Hospital-Cassville as an LPN and also worked at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rogers, Arkansas in Medical/Surgery. She was a hospice volunteer for Mercy Hospice from 2011 until her death.
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Cemetery: Oak Ridge
Deceased: WALKER, John R. ()
Birth: May 30, 1959
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Death: June 7, 2014
Cassville Health Care, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Rodney Walker and Norma Ruth (Ackley) Ruby. In 1998, he was united in marriage to Bonnie Lett. Preceding him in death were one brother, James Walker and his step-mother, Donna Walker. John attended schools in Belton, Missouri and Hugoton, Kansas. He had been a resident of Cassville several years. Before entering Cassville Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, you would find him helping out at George Ray’s Feed Mill in Cassville. He attended First Baptist Church in Butterfield.
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Cemetery: Painter
Deceased: SHAUGHNESSY , Gertrude "Ann" ()
Birth: Mar. 1, 1937

Death: June 8, 2014
Forsyth, MO
Research Note: FORSYTH, Mo. — Gertrude "Ann" Shaughnessy, 77, a convenience store manager, passed away Sunday, June 8, 2014. Burial will be in Painter Cemetery, Shell Knob. There will be no visitation.
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Cemetery: Mikeman
Deceased: THRELFALL, Gertrude "Ann" ()
Birth: July 25, 1948
Oronogo, MO
Death: June 8, 2014
Red Rose Health and Rehab., Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Obit does not name her parents. On August 1, 1977, in Miami, Oklahoma, she was united in marriage to Kenneth Edward Threlfall. Preceding her in death were her parents, three sisters and one brother. Linda graduated from high school in Pittsburg, Kansas. She and her husband managed apartments in California, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Jackson, Mississippi. Three years ago they moved from Mindenmines, Missouri to Shell Knob to make their home.
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Cemetery: Mano
Deceased: MUNDAY, Travis "T.N." Neal ()
Birth: Sept. 1, 1974
Stella, Newton Co., MO
Death: June 8, 2014
At Home, Seligman, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of the late Margaret Ann Munday-Volner and step-son of David Stanley Volner of Jenkins, Missouri. He was united in marriage to Stacie Renee Miller of Seligman, Missouri on August 27, 1994, in Cassville, Missouri. Preceding him in death are his mother Margaret Ann Munday-Volner and Grandma Anna Lorene Reed. Travis was a 1991, Graduate of Bentonville, Arkansas schools. He had been disabled since 2000, but spent his days fishing with his best friend, and enjoying time with his wife and children.
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Cemetery: Washburn Prairie
Deceased: SEARL, Winnie E. (STEPHENS)
Birth: Mar. 10, 1941
Washburn, Barry Co., MO
Death: June 3, 2014
Ashley Health and Rehabilitation, Rogers, AR
Research Note: ADD to existing entry..,....She was daughter of Ivan and Thelma "Babe" (Nodine) Stephens. She was united in marriage to E.H. "Pete" Searl on April 6, 1959; he preceded her in death on April 19, 1993. Mrs. Searl was a school bus driver for the Washburn R-V School district for 35 years; she loved all the children that she had every year. Gospel music and singing were her passion; she sang at many funerals and gatherings, and loved listening to the McKameys' gospel singing group. Survivors include five brothers and one sister. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by one brother Carl Gene Stephens, and two sisters-in-law, Anita Stephens, and Joan Stephens.
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Cemetery: Mt. Pleasant
Deceased: SPAIN, Flossie (NICKOLS)
Birth: Aug. 15, 1917
Purdy, Barry Co., MO
Death: June 10, 2014
Cox South Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Albert and Sadie (Hooten) Nickols, was born on August 15, 1917, in Purdy, Missouri, and graduated from Purdy High School in 1935. She was united in marriage to Erston Spain on June 6, 1935; he preceded her in death on December 1, 1972. In addition to her husband and her parents she was preceded in death by two children, Irvin Dale Spain and Norma Ruth Shepherd, four brothers, John Nickols, Loren Nickols, Lee Nickols, and Paul Nickols; and three sisters, Opal Reed, Margie Rhea, and Effie Olson.
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: ESKILDSEN , Patricia "Patti" (WAGNER)
Birth: Mar. 1, 1941
Maywood, IL
Death: June 11, 2014
At Home, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Elmer and Catherine (Clow) Wagner. She grew up and attended school in Maywood, and graduated from Proviso High School. On October 10, 1959, she was united in marriage to James Eskildsen. Patti and her husband moved in Barry County in 1973, where they owned and operated Ackin' Back Resort in Shell Knob for 17 years. After moving to Cassville in 1988, and her family being raised, she returned to school and earned a degree in Dietary Management from the University of Georgia. Subsequently she worked as the Certified Dietary Manager at Mercy Hospital in Cassville for 17 years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Scott Eskildsen, and one brother Wayne Wagner and his wife Anne.
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Cemetery: Bethel Baptist
Deceased: DAVIS, Wilma Ruth (SWEARINGEN)
Birth: Sept. 4, 1921
Purdy, Barry Co., MO
Death: June 8, 2014
Cox South Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: Add to existing entry............She was the daughter of Walter Swearingen and Alphia (Henderson) Swearingen. As a lifelong resident of the Purdy/Monett area, Wilma attended and graduated from Purdy High School with the class of 1938. On October 18, 1941, Wilma and Joseph Sanford Davis were united in marriage. To this union, two children were adopted. Wilma was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Davis; two brothers, Dayton and Gaylon Swearingen; and three sisters, Virginia Buntin, Marjorie Reihl and Mildred Garrett.
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: PLATTENBURG , James Shelby, Capt. ()
Birth: 1842

Death: May 3, 1921
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Cassville Republican May 5, 1921 CAPT. PLATTENBURG DIES SUDDERLY Was Captain in Famous General Joe Shelby's Division in Civil War. Funeral to be Held Sunday. Captain J.S. Plattenburg for twenty-eight years "a" prominent citizen of Cassville and a member of the Barry county bar; passed away at his home here Tuesday morning May 2 at 2o'clock of rheumatism and heart failure, at the age of 73 years.# For two weeks or more Capt. Plattenburg has been confined to his home from an attack of rheumatism and was thought to his removing nicely . Sunday when friends called upon him he never had seemed quite so cheerful and talkative. There was no indication Monday that he was no indication Monday that he was worse. He and his brother, Henry southwest of town were planning soon to make a trip to Kansas City. A short time before he died he took suddenly bad with his heart trouble and soon passed quietly away. # Funeral services, under the direction of the Cassville Lodge A.F.& A. M. No. 383 will be held Monday afternoon May 8. This will give Mrs. John Adams, a daughter of Idaho, time to reach Cassville for the funeral. # J.S. Plattenbury was born at Dover , Lafayette county , this state, Oct . 30, 1842. There he grew to Manhood. He received a good common school education and was a student at the University of Missouri at the beginning of the Civil war. He left school to enter the Confederate army and there serve with honor to himself and to his regiment. For ability and gallantry he was promoted until he became Captain of Co. A in the Gordum Regiment of General Shelby's division. # Following the war he farmed for a time in the home county and later after a year in Texas he located at Gainesville and began the study of law in Judge Price's office at Gainesville. After being admitted to the bar he practiced law at Gainesville and West Plains. Later he moved to Springfield and from there he came to Cassville in 1893. He engaged in business here for a time and continued the practice of law. For a number of years he was the abstract business but sold his business a few years ago as account of his age. # He was married to Miss Jane Boone of Gainesville in 1879. to them four children were born, three of whom are living , one having died in infancy. The living are Selby, Mrs. Ron Manley of this city and Mrs. John Adams of Idaho. # Capt. Plattenburg was one of the best informed men in the county, by nature a close student and even in old age his mind was unusually clear and active. He was a man of kindly disposition, of high ideals and spirit, interest in education and public affaires, and the pains and care he took with work entrusted to him, made him a useful citizen. A number of years ago he was honored by the Democratic party with the nomination for the County Treasurer. For many years he was the faithful secretary of the Pythagoras Lodge and one of its most zealous member. Note: No Missouri Death Cert. From Ancestry .com Name James Shelby Plattenburg death May 3, 1921 Cassville, Barry Co. MO.: wife Mahala James Boone (1859-1949). Both Buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville, Barry Co., MO Parents: James Shelby Plattenbury & Laura Catherine Yerby
Resource: Cassville Republican May 5, 1921
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Cemetery: Wills or Old Blankenship(also called Willis)
Deceased: WILLS, Thomas Durrett ()
Birth: Mar. 14, 1845
MO
Death: about 1890
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Thomas was married to Susan Barrack, but they divorced. Susan was married three more times but desired to be buried next to Thomas. Her death certificate indicates her burial at Blankenship Cemetery and the informant was her daughter, Maggie May Wills Blankenship, who is also buried here.
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Cemetery: Wills or Old Blankenship(also called Willis)
Deceased: BURRIS, Susan A (BARRACK)
Birth: Jul. 23, 1854
Lynchburg, Cambell Co., VA
Death: Jun. 14, 1933
Shell Knob, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Susan was first married to Thomas Durrett Wills, from whom she is reported to have been divorced. She remarried three times, first to William Hunt, then to Simon B. Hanna, and last to Jasper Newton Burris, outliving all of them.
Resource: Death Certificate
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Cemetery: Wills or Old Blankenship(also called Willis)
Deceased: GUNNELS, Josie (WILLS)
Birth: Nov. 1880
MO
Death: Mar. 1911
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Josie's obituary names the cemetery as Wills and her father as Thomas Wills. Her mother Susan Burris is also buried here.
Resource: Cassville Republian obituary
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Cemetery: Wills or Old Blankenship(also called Willis)
Deceased: BARRICK, Samuel ()
Birth: Mar. 29, 1846
Lynchburg, Cambell Co., VA
Death: Feb 13, 1922
Flat Creek Township, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Samuel was the brother of Susan Burris. His death certificate states his burial was in the Blankenship Cemetery.
Resource: Death Certificate
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Cemetery: Mt. Pleasant
Deceased: RIVERA, Sarahi ()
Birth: May 12, 2013
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Death: June 18, 2014
At Home, Butterfield, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: 1 year old daughter of Fernando and Maria P. (Salas) Rivera. Preceding her in death was her great grandfather, Leonardo Rivera.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: King Washburn Seligman
Deceased: WILLIAMS , Norris Eric ()
Birth: Sept. 6, 1951
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Death: June 19, 2014
Southside Med. Center, Petersburg, VA
Research Note: He was the son of Opal G. and Hazel V. (Lawson) Williams. On December 24, 1971, in Seligman, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Jo Goldsmith. Preceding him in death were his parents and two brothers, Kevin and Darrell Williams. Norris received his education at Washburn, Missouri and was a graduate of Southwest High School. He had been employed for Emerson Electric for a while and for seventeen and a half years he worked for Scott Paper in Rogers, Arkansas. He then drove a truck for U.S.A. Trucking Company for nineteen years, where he became a member of the Million Miler Club, driving accident free over a million miles.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Clio
Deceased: WALLIS , Murl Gene ()
Birth: Jan. 30, 1943
North Little Rock, AR
Death: June 21, 2014

Research Note: Resident of Jenkins, Barry Co., MO. He was the son of Marl and Emma (Crumb) Wallis. On February 13, 2010, in Perdido Kay, Florida, he was united in marriage to Joyce DeAnne Patterson. Murl received his education in California and graduated from high school in Earlimart. He then attended Bakersfield Community College. From March 3, 1964, until June 6, 1969, Murl served in the United States Army. Much of his life was spent in Bakersfield, California, where he was employed as the city street supervisor for the City of Bakersfield. In 1996, he moved from Bakersfield to Jenkins, Missouri to make his home.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Mineral Springs
Deceased: KING, T. J. ()
Birth: Apr. 28, 1927
Golden, MO
Death: June 24, 2014
At Home Pea Ridge, AR
Research Note: He was the son of Tom and Dona (Allen) King. On May 15, 1950, in Berryville, Arkansas, he was united in marriage to Claris McCullough. Preceding him in death were his parents; three brothers, Martin, Ira and Arlie and five sisters, Wanda, Jean, Cleta, Nola and Ora. T J grew up in Barry County, Missouri where he was a life-long resident. He was a famer his entire life, raising cattle.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Clio
Deceased: BLANKENSHIP, Bryson Parker ()
Birth: Apr. 16, 2014
Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Death: June 27, 2014
St. Louis Children's Hosp., St. Louis, MO
Research Note: Son of Clint and Bobbi (Hudson) Blankenship. Preceding him in death was his grandfather, Loyd Hudson.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Painter
Deceased: TUMMONS, Ordon "Sonny" Oliver ()
Birth: Sept. 29, 1939
Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Death: June 30, 2014
At Home, Shell Knob, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry....He was the son of Ordon Eugene and Nannie (Jaynes) Tummons. On April 14, 1961, he was united in marriage to Ellen, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were his parents; one brother, Carl Tummons and step-mother, Dora Ann “Dodie” Tummons. Sonny, as most people knew him, received his education in Ft. Smith Arkansas, where he graduated from high school. He then enlisted in the United States Army and later the United States Air Force, from which he retired. After his retirement he worked for Church’s Chicken and in 1996 he moved to Shell Knob to make his home. He was an active member of VFW Post 2203.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Sparks
Deceased: PUGH, Nadine (WEBBER)
Birth: Apr. 7, 1927
Verona, MO
Death: July 5, 2014
St. Joseph Hosp., St. Charles, MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry......She was the daughter of Jesse Earl and Lavada (Henson) Webber. On May 10, 1944, she was united in marriage to Winfred Pugh, who preceded her in death on March 1, 2007. Also preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers, Clarence and Jay Webber; one sister, Irene Jackson; one grandson, Joe Pugh and two daughters-in-law, Derry Lynn and Paula Pugh. Nadine grew up and received her education in Barry County, Missouri. She was a homemaker and ministered to churches with her husband in Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Arkansas and Mississippi. She was a member of The Church of God (Holiness). Thirteen years ago she moved to St. Charles, Missouri to make her home.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: TOWLER , Gail "Luann" (STRINGER)
Birth: Apr. 18, 1950
Nampa, ID
Death: July 6, 2014
Circle Of Life Hospice, Bentonville, AR
Research Note: She was the daughter of Aaron and Edith (Garrett) Stringer. On September 27, 1968, in Cassville, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Emery R. Towler, who preceded her in death on August 25, 2010. Also preceding her in death were her parents and one brother, Wendell Stringer. Luann received her education in Cassville, Missouri, graduating with the Class of 1968. For several years she was a measuring lab technician for Consumer Testing Lab in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Bethel Baptist
Deceased: SMITH, Charles Raymond ()
Birth: Apr. 23, 1934
Purdy, Barry Co., MO
Death: June 24, 2014
Lacoba Homes, Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Robert Neal Smith and Minnie May (Tash) Smith. His family later moved to Tulsa, OK, and it was there where he grew up, until he made his way back to Missouri. His cousin set him up on a blind date with a cute little red head, Janette Medlin, from Purdy. They fell in love, and so the story began. He moved to Arkansas briefly while he was in the United States Army. After living in California and Oklahoma, they made their home in Monett, where in 1967, in his garage, Charles started a small machine shop which grew until they purchased a building on 1st Street that became C&J Machine Shop. He operated the business till the Lord called him home. Charles was a Deacon for more than 20 years in the Baptist Church and a Sunday School teacher. Charles was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Elmo Smith; and one sister, Elsie Horner.
Resource: Buchanan Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: TESTERMAN, Betty Jean (GREEN)
Birth: Dec. 30, 1926

Death: June 16, 2014
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Oliver Green. Betty was united in marriage to James W. Testerman on Oct. 24, 1946. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, one grandson, one brother and two sisters. Survivors include: 11 children, 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Resource: Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Lake Park Memorial
Deceased: FALMER , Sylvan Jennings ()
Birth: Jan. 8, 1931
Revillo, SD
Death: July 8, 2014
At Home, Shell Knob, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of S. Fred and Jenny (Lind) Falmer. On August 12, 1962, in Mt. Vernon, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Helen E. Finley. Preceding him in death were his parents and one brother, Marion Falmer. Sylvan graduated from high school in Mt. Vernon and received his Bachelor’s Degree from Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. From January 11, 1955, until January 10, 1957, he served in the United States Army. For several years he was a teacher at Sarcoxie High School. In 1999, he moved to Shell Knob, Missouri to make his home.
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Cemetery: Munsey
Deceased: PRIER, Edith Lyle (STEVER / DAVIS)
Birth: Mar. 10, 1918
Revillo, SD
Death: July 8, 2014
Guest Home Estates, Chanute, KS
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.....She attended Mano School and graduated with honors from Cassville High School in 1936 and was the Valedictorian of the class. She attended State Teachers College, Southwest Missouri State University, and Drury College, graduating in 1960 with a Bachelor of Science degree. Edith taught at local schools for 35 years; Brock (1937-38), East Fork (1938-39), Munsey (1942-46), Eagle Rock (1955-62), Exeter (1962-66), and Washburn (1966-84). She was School Clerk with the Munsey Board from 1946-1955 and was President of the Southwest Teachers Association at Washburn. Edith was married to Marion Prier of Munsey in 1938; they were married for 35 years when he passed away in 1973. She married Homer Davis in 1984; they were married for 15 years until his death in 2000. Her sisters, Velma Stever Willyard and Wilma Stever Skelton, and a grandson, Russell Prier, preceded her in death.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Corinth
Deceased: BROOKS, Rose Mary (SHEPHERD)
Birth: Apr. 3, 1941
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Death: July 9, 2014
Red Rose Health and Rehab., Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry...........She was the daughter of Clarence and Glenice (Slinkard) Shepherd. On December 16, 1982, she was united in marriage to Phillip Eugene “Gene” Brooks, Sr., who preceded her in death on July 28, 2007. Also preceding her in death were her parents and one brother Morris Allen Shepherd. Rose Mary received her education in Cassville, Lee’s Summit, Missouri and Wichita, Kansas. In 1976, she returned to Cassville, where she was employed several years for Johnston Hardware.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Painter
Deceased: VAUGHAN, Cuma (BROCK)
Birth: Oct. 2, 1923
Shell Knob, Barry Co., MO
Death: July 9, 2014
Heritage Villa Nursing Home, Bartlesville, OK
Research Note: She was the daughter of Ernest Brock and Jessie (Whisman) Brock. She moved with her family at an early age to Earlsboro, Oklahoma. She graduated from Prairie View High School there as salutatorian in 1941. Cuma married Ray Vaughan on July 12, 1942, and following World War II she and Ray made their home in Seminole, Oklahoma. They subsequently lived in Ada, Bartlesville and Okemah, Oklahoma. They moved to Cassville, Missouri, in 1984, upon Ray’s retirement. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Loren Brock, of Cassville and Howard Brock of Shell Knob, and infant sister Kathleen of Earlsboro.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Lake Park Memorial
Deceased: JOHNSTON, Ruth “Juanita” (WEAVER)
Birth: Apr. 1, 1914
Washington, DC
Death: July 9, 2014
Autumn Hill Nursing Home, Berryville, AR
Research Note: She was the daughter of Wilmer Eugene and Ruth Lillian (Heatwole) Weaver, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were one sister, Frances Lamb and two brothers, Charles and Wilmer Weaver. She grew up and received her education in Washington DC, where she graduated from Eastern High School. For several years she was the secretary for the solicitor general at the Department of Justice. Four years ago she moved from Silver Spring, Maryland to Shell Knob, Missouri to be near her daughter.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Clio
Deceased: EUBANKS, Doyle ()
Birth: Feb. 24, 1934
Jenkins, Barry Co., MO
Death: Feb. 24, 1934
At Home, Jenkins, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of the late Elba Ernest and Chloe (Lassiter) Eubanks. He worked for Southwest Manufacturer for 32 years. He was a cattle rancher and a member of the Aurora Baptist Temple. He was a veteran of the Korean War. On Aug. 14, 1971, he married Betty (Potter) Girth in Springfield.
Resource: Cassville Democrat
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Cemetery: Lake Park Memorial
Deceased: FISHER, Mary F. (PALMER)
Birth: May 27, 1929
Eaton, CO
Death: July 5, 2014
Christian Health and Rehabilitation, Republic, MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.........She was the daughter of Charles and Maude (Miller) Palmer. On Jan. 10, 1960, in Newton, Kan., she was united in marriage to George A. Fisher, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one son, David Fisher; five sisters, Velma Palmer Collins, Laura Palmer Hood, Irene Palmer Ruibals, Ethel Palmer Robinerson and Cova Palmer Priest; and five brothers, Willie "Bill" Palmer, twins: Ray Palmer and Raymond Palmer, Everett Wayne Palmer and Mac Delton Palmer. She received her elementary education at Mountain View and Gentry schools in Webster County and attended high school at Seymour. She then moved to Kansas. After her marriage to George, they owned and operated a restaurant for many years in Wichita, Kan. In 1985, they moved to Shell Knob.
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: ELLSTON, Charles Nundy ()
Birth: Aug. 23, 1870
KY
Death: Dec., 4, 1949
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: CORRECTION: Charles Nundy (C.N.) Ellston's middle name was Nundy, as written on his headstone, not Nunley as reported by Pat Henry. I doubt the claim that he was widowed twice, even though the death certificate has a 2 in box 7. I am looking for marriage records.
Resource: Headstone
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: MCCLURE, Jesse Warren ()
Birth: Nov. 27,1869
MO
Death: Oct. 5, 1956
Exeter, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: CORRECTION: the informant was Mrs. Herbert Cagle, his daughter, not Mary Estella McClure, his wife. She had passed away in 1940. I doubt the claim that he was widowed twice, even though there is a 2 in box 7. I am looking for marriage records for a 2nd marriage. According to Warren Cagle who lived with him, he did not remarry after "Stella" passed away.
Resource: Death certificate
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Cemetery:
Deceased: CAGLE, Elizabeth Irene (MCCLURE)
Birth: Feb., 11, 1911
Exeter, Barry Co., MO
Death: Oct. 25, 1964
Auto accident, Butler, MO
Research Note: CORRECTION: the inscription note should read "MARRIED MAY 23, 1936", not June 1, 1963. This correction also applies to Charles Herbert Cagle, who SSW her.
Resource: Headstone


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Cemetery: King Washburn/Seligman
Deceased: RESZ, Edward M. ()
Birth: June 16, 2014
Appleton City, MO
Death: Aug. 1, 2014
Golden Living Center, Anderson, MO
Research Note: He was the son of Ed and Gladys (Price) Resz. He had lived most of his life in Butler, Missouri. He had lived in this area for the last seven years. He was preceded in death by his parents; his son Eddie Lee Resz in 1982; three brothers Victor Resz, Eugene Resz, Lawrence Resz and a sister Laurella Matthews Vannoy; and a set of twin siblings.
Resource: Ozark Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Russell
Deceased: WALL, Clifford Boren ()
Birth: Mar. 1, 1910
Benjamin, Utah Co., UT
Death: Jan. 10, 1972
Butterfield, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: All of the information I have here is on the cemetery page except for his place of birth & death place. Here is additional information on him. His father was William James Wall & his mother was Loraine Jane Boren, both born in UT. Clifford married Ruby Catherine Allmon in 1946 in Sacaremento, CA She died in CA in 1995. She was from Barry Co., MO.
Resource: he was my 2nd cousin.
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Cemetery: Lake Park Memorial
Deceased: JOHNSTON, Ruth “Juanita” (WEAVER)
Birth: Apr. 1, 1914
Washington, DC
Death: July 16, 2014
Autumn Hill Nursing Home, Berryville, AR
Research Note: She was the daughter of Wilmer Eugene and Ruth Lillian (Heatwole) Weaver, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were one sister, Frances Lamb and two brothers, Charles and Wilmer Weaver. She grew up and received her education in Washington DC, where she graduated from Eastern High School. For several years she was the secretary for the solicitor general at the Department of Justice. Four years ago she moved from Silver Spring, Maryland to Shell Knob, Missouri to be near her daughter. She was a member of Oak Chapel United Methodist Church in Layhill, Maryland and attended Central Community United Methodist Church in Shell Knob.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Washburn Prairie
Deceased: HAYWORTH, Gloria Jean (LAKEY)
Birth: Mar. 4, 1944
Bixby, OK
Death: July 24, 2014
At Home, Rural Washburn, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Eugene K. and Ella Marie (Beede) Lakey. On May 5, 1962, she was united in marriage to Jimmie Hayworth. Preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Russell; two brothers, Herschel Lakey and Fred Lakey and one sister, Nina Giddings. Gloria received her elementary education in Wichita, Kansas and high school at Washburn, graduating from Southwest High School. On April 3, 1974, she moved to Dry Hollow to make her home. For several years she worked for South Barry County Hospital and was a clerk at Wal-Mart for a few years. She was known as “The Pioneer Lady”.
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Cemetery: Muncie Chapel
Deceased: GARDNER, Robert Harold ()
Birth: Nov. 21, 1925
Seligman, Barry Co., MO
Death: July 30, 2014
Buffalo Prairie Care Center, Buffalo, MO
Research Note: He was the son of Gaylord Jerome and Marie Jane (Oziah) Gardner. On March 21, 1947, he was united in marriage to Melba Barth McDaniel and to this union three children were born. In 1971, he married Phyllis Mae Honea, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers, James Gardner and Donald Gardner and one sister, Berniece Woodall. Robert grew up and received his education from a number of country schools in Iowa, graduating from the eighth grade at Morning Star, near Bedford, Iowa. He resided in Iowa for several years while traveling the country extensively throughout his life doing what he loved, shearing sheep, harvesting wheat and being the liked and well-respected pipeline foreman he was for Local 234 in Des Moines. Work was his life and what he enjoyed most.
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Cemetery: Washburn Prairie
Deceased: BUTTS , Kinsley and Stacey ()
Birth: July 30, 2014
Barry Co., MO
Death: July 30, 2014
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Kinsley Alexandria Butts Born July 30, 2014 at 8:32 A.M. 9.5 oz. 9 inches Stacey Dianne Butts Born July 30, 2014 at 8:33 A.M. 8.2 oz. 8.5 inches Twin daughters of Ashley Kaiser and James Butts. They were preceded in death by their maternal grandmother Kelly Wright and paternal uncle, Chris England.
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Cemetery: Clio
Deceased: SANDERS, Carl Shelton, Sr. ()
Birth: May 11, 1936
Anacoco, LA
Death: July 31, 2014
MO
Research Note: He was the son of Troy and Viola (Moore) Sanders. On November 23, 1956, in Wiggins, Mississippi, he was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Catherine Addison. Preceding him in death were his parents and one brother in infancy. Carl was a graduate of Marion High School in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He then attended McNeese State College in Lake Charles. From February 10, 1959, until August 13, 1962, Carl served in the United States Army, being stationed at Ft. Sill in Lawton, Oklahoma and honorably discharged from Ft. Polk, Louisiana. Carl was a self-employed electrician and a member of Electrical Local IBEW 861 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Twenty-four years ago he moved from Moss Bluff, Louisiana to Jenkins, Missouri to make his home. He was a member of Cassville First Baptist Church, where he was an ordained Deacon.
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Cemetery: Muncie Chapel
Deceased: STEWART, Wanda Maud (STARKS)
Birth: Sept. 9, 1929
Shidler, OK
Death: Aug. 1, 2014
Mercy Hosp., Joplin, Jasper Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Samuel Anson and Maud Rebecca (Blankinship) Starks. On November 3, 1948, in Benton County, Arkansas, she was united in marriage to Bernard W. Stewart, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents and three brothers, Ed, Bill and Roy Starks. Wanda grew up and received her education in Shidler, Oklahoma, where she graduated from high school. She resided in Wichita, Kansas for a while and in 1967, moved to Wheaton. For a few years she taught at Head Start before working for Fasco, from which she retired.
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: BROCK, Blaine Edmondson ()
Birth: Oct. 10, 1932
Rural Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Death: Aug. 14, 2014
Cox South Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: He was the seventh and last child of Oliver P. and Carrie (Edmondson) Brock. On June 10, 1967, in Cassville, he was united in marriage to Allene Stubblefield. Preceding him in death were his parents; three brothers, Roger, Gene and Don Brock and three sisters, Jessie Hutchens, Georgia Sisney and Mary Davidson. Blaine grew up and received his education in Cassville, where he graduated from Cassville High School with the class of 1950. During the Korean War he joined the United States Navy, serving from 1952 until 1956. He returned to Cassville, where he remained the rest of his life. In November, 1957, he became owner and operator of the Spudnut Shop in Cassville until August, 1979; then again from July, 1984, until July, 1985. He established the shoe plant cafeteria inside Vaisey-Bristol Shoe Plant from June, 1966, until August, 1977. In March, 1980, he was employed at Cassville Golf Course, remaining there twenty-five years.
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Cemetery: Truelove
Deceased: WRIGHT , Clarence "Junior" , Jr. ()
Birth: Aug. 20, 1940
Washburn, Barry Co., MO
Death: July 24, 2014
At Home, Exeter, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was son of Clarence and Geneva (Snook) Wright. He was a graduate of Washburn High school. Mr. Wright was a farmer for most of his life, raising cattle and chickens. He loved his two daughters dearly, having a special bond with them. His wife was Janice Wright, divorced. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Loraine Wright, and his brother, Jack Wright.
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: HENRY, Phyllis M. (HOUK)
Birth: July 25, 1928
Yankton, SD
Death: Aug. 7, 2014
MO
Research Note: Washburn, MO resident. She was daughter of Rolla and Myrtle (Johnson) Houk. She was united in marriage to Fred H. Henry on March 26, 1967, in Marshall, Missouri; he preceded her in death on July 4, 1994. In 1968 she moved to Washburn with her family to make their home. Mrs. Henry and her husband were followers of The David Terrell New Testament Holiness Church of Dallas, Texas, and also had a small church in their home. They preached on many radio stations including KURM and KAMO in Rogers, Arkansas, and ARF and KRMO in Monett. For many years Mrs. Henry published an article about the Lord and scriptures in the Barry County Advertiser called "For It Is Written." Survived by a son with the surname Jordan. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her first husband, William J. Wietrick; one infant daughter; and two sons, Bill Wietrick and Randall Wietrick.
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Cemetery: Bethel Baptist
Deceased: RIGGS, Burnice Maxine (BRADLEY/DAVIS)
Birth: Sept. 13, 1920
Aurora, Lawrence Co., MO
Death: July 22, 2014
Lacoba Homes, Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry under Davis........... She was the daughter of the late Edward and Flo (Short) Bradley. On April 3, 1944 in Monett, Burnice married Reverend Winford Davis. To this union, three children were born. Burnice and Winford lived their life for the Lord. They enjoyed hosting Holy Land Tours, devoting time to mission work including the founding of the Free Will Baptist Mission in Havana, Cuba, which was also where they spent their honeymoon. They were blessed with over fifty-three years together until his passing on May 5, 1997. On July 22, 1999, in Cookeville, TN, Burnice and Reverend Raymond Riggs were united in marriage. They had resided in Tennessee for about seven years before returning to Monett to her Century Farm. Through this union, Burnice gained six more loving children, who she loved as her own. Raymond preceded her in death on April 13, 2009. For many years, Burnice worked for the Juvenile Shoe Factory in Aurora. She had also worked for Jumping Jacks Shoe in Monett. Burnice was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; and one sister, Dorothy Donathon, of Winchester, TN.
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Cemetery: Horner
Deceased: HAYES, Delmar “Cotton” ()
Birth: Apr. 14, 1927
Butterfield, Barry Co., MO
Death: July 22, 2014
Cox South Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry..........Monett, Barry Co., MO resident. He was the son of son of the late Ola and Rosie (Perkins) Hayes. For many years Cotton was a car salesman, first with Pryor Motors in Monett and later for Bunnell Motors in Purdy. On March 4, 1949 in Cassville, MO, Cotton married Frances Ju Sands. To this union, they were blessed with three children. Frances preceded him in death on December 3, 1997. He was also preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.
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Cemetery: Sparks
Deceased: TERRY/SMITH, Frances Marie (RAWLINGS)
Birth: Apr. 29, 1916
Havensville, KS
Death: July 30, 2014
Christian Health Care East, Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry under Terry...........She was the daughter of Clarence Hugh and Amelia Marie (Schwartz) Rawlings. Frances worked many years at Cassville Courthouse, and State of MO in the Commodity Division. Frances was a member of the Fundamental Methodist Church in Monett, where she was active in the Ladies Missionary Group. She also was a volunteer for St. Vincent’s Hospital Auxiliary. e married Hoze Terry December 25, 1935. They shared 44 years until his passing in August 2, 1980. She married Wilburn Smith “Smitty” May 20, 1992 until his passing in November 5, 1992. She is preceded in death by parents, three brothers, Frank and Tom Rawlings and Gene Brown; three sisters, Lenora Coates, June Coatney and Betty Wendler and a son-in-law Jim Killman.
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Cemetery: Roach
Deceased: SCOTT, Mary E. (RUARK/BRATTON)
Birth: May 11, 1941
Exeter, Barry Co., MO
Death: Aug. 4, 2014
Cox South Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of the late W.A. Ruark and Ruby (Pendergraft) Ruark. For many years she had worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse until her retirement in 2000. Surviving son with the surname Bratton. Mary was preceded in death by two brothers, Roy and Ray Ruark; and one sister, Mae Snow. Mary’s wishes were to be cremated and her ashes laid to rest at the Roach Cemetery near Table Rock Lake at Eagle Rock, MO. No formal services are planned at this time.
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Cemetery: King Washburn Seligman
Deceased: HAYNES , Theresa B. (HENRY)
Birth: June 11, 1962
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Death: Aug. 16, 2014
Cassville Health Care, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Clyde and Eldine (Gifford) Henry. On January 19, 1982, in Bentonville, Arkansas she was united in marriage to Joseph “Joe” Haynes. Preceding her in death were her parents and four brothers, Harry, Glenn, Lee and Charlie Henry. Theresa graduated from high school in Rogers, Arkansas. She had been a sales associate at the Dollar General in Seligman.
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Cemetery: Muncie Chapel
Deceased: STILL , Ruby L. (UTTER)
Birth: Sept. 13, 1941
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Death: Aug. 17, 2014
Red Rose Health and Rehab., Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Harry W. and Lucy J. (Priest) Utter. On November 16, 1962, in Cassville, she was united in marriage to Tommy Still, who preceded her in death on December 30, 2013. Also preceding her in death were her parents. Ruby grew up in Barry County. She attended Quaker School and graduated from Exeter High School. For twenty-three years she was employed at Efco.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Washburn Prairie
Deceased: WILLS, Bobby R. “Bob” ()
Birth: Jan. 4, 1931
Eldorado, OK
Death: Aug. 19, 2014
Cassville Health Care, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Luther W. and Eva (Freeman) Wills, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were one brother, Lewis Wills and one sister, Imogene Wilkison. His caregiver and companion was Sybil Wills.Bob received his education in Texas, graduating from high school in Olton, Texas. As a young man he was a farmer. Later he was a salesman for Nesbitt Ford (now Les Jacob Ford) in Cassville, and retired from Spradling Motors in Monett.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Munsey
Deceased: BALL, Buford Dencil ()
Birth: Nov. 13, 1922
Eagle Rock, Barry Co., MO
Death: Aug. 21, 2014
Exeter, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.,....Passed away at the home of his son in Exeter. He was the son of Eldon and Eva (Prier) Ball. On June 12, 1944, in Berryville, Arkansas, he was united in marriage to Marzelle Jackson, who preceded him in death on May 15, 2000. Also preceding him in death were his parents and two sisters, Novetta and Ruby. Buford was a life-long resident of Eagle Rock. He attended school at Munsey and graduated from Cassville High School. During World War II, Buford joined the United States Navy, serving from September 4, 1944, until April 2, 1946. He was a farmer his entire life and was a self-employed carpenter. He was a member of Roaring River Baptist Church and was saved at Mano.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: KRALLMAN , Mary J. (PINKLEY)
Birth: May 29, 1944
Elkland, MO
Death: Aug. 23, 2014
Lacoba Homes, Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was Gordon E. and Dorothy (Phillips) Pinkley. On December 3, 1965, in Aurora, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Martin Eugene “Buck” Krallman, who preceded her in death on September 13, 2000. Also preceding her in death were her parents. Mary was a graduate of Verona High School and attended a year of college in Springfield. For several years she was the owner and operator of a motel in Cassville called Oakhill Court.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: YEDINAK , Dorene Gladys (WHITE/LYNCH)
Birth: May 13, 1921
Mound City, MO
Death: Aug. 24, 2014
MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry......She was the daughter of William Simpson and Helen Josephine White. She was from southern stock, being the granddaughter of Texans, Jefferson Davis and Melissa Jane (Robbins) White, and Joseph Lafette and Lavada Albina (Ledford) Medearis. Dori had 18 aunts and uncles and, as a child, she regretted that her family was seldom able to travel to Texas to see them. Dori had four older brothers: Granville, John, Bill, and Wayne. She lived with her family on a farm near Mound City, Missouri. Dori graduated from Pickering High School in 1939, and then she went to Barnes Secretarial School in Kansas City, where she graduated in 1940. Dori married Bill Lynch on May 21, 1941, at Maryville, Missouri. The family lived in Broken Bow, Nebraska, and Mission, South Dakota, before settling near Denver, Colorado, in the 1960’s. Dori and Bill divorced in 1966, and he passed away in 1979. Dori married John Yedinak on October 28, 1967, in Clear Creek County, Colorado. They lived in Golden and Paonia, Colorado, before moving to southwest Missouri, where they eventually settled in Exeter. John passed away on September 4, 2004. As a widow, she missed him for ten days short of ten years. Living to the age of 93, Dori endured many losses. She grieved the passing of her husband, John, her oldest son, Bill, her second son, Bob, her parents, and all four of her brothers.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Bethel Baptist
Deceased: ARNDT, Chandra Jade (ENNES)
Birth: Mar. 31, 1986
Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Death: Aug. 19, 2014
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was daughter of Wade and Cheryl (Stebler) Ennes. Chandra graduated from Monett High School with the Class of 2004, where she was active in volleyball and track. She also had a passion for playing the piano and for art. She carried her art talent with her to college, attending OTC and graduating from Crowder College, where she received many awards for her artwork. During high school and college, Chandra worked at Dairy Queen. She later started her employment with First State Bank of Purdy, traveling to all of their locations. On September 4, 2010 in Monett, Chandra married Kendal Arndt. To this union, two precious boys were born.
Resource: Buchanan Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Oakdale
Deceased: SMITH, Sallie (YANCEY)
Birth: June 1881
Lee's Creek, Crawford Co., AR
Death: Mar. 8, 1925
Monett, Lawrence Co., MO
Research Note: Wife of Mike S. Smith. Daughter of William Brownloe Yancey and Mary Drucilla Simpson.
Resource: Monett Times Obituary, Death Certificate
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Cemetery: Antioch Church
Deceased: WILLIAMS, Edna "Lucille" (SAPP)
Birth: Aug. 24, 1921
Barry Co., MO
Death: Sept. 3, 2014
Lacoba Homes, Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry...........She was the daughter of C.R. “Bob” and Luda (Corn) Sapp. On December 14, 1941, she was united in marriage to Marion Williams, who preceded her in death on November 1, 2002. Also preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers, Troy Sapp and L.E. “Lois” Sapp and three sisters, Helen Sapp, Ruth Brendlinger and Amanda Cooper. She ew up and received her education at Exeter, graduating from Exeter High School. She then received her cosmetology license from Joplin Beauty School. Much of her life was spent in Kansas, where she owned and operated a beauty salon for many years. In 1992, she moved from Augusta, Kansas back to Barry County to make her home.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Russell
Deceased: GOOD , V. Louise (DOUTHITT (HENLEY) (PARSONS))
Birth: Nov. 1, 1923
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Death: Sept. 8, 2014
Red Rose Health and Rehab., Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry............She was the daughter of Cora Ann and J. Kirk Douthitt of Butterfield MO. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers, Albert Douthitt, Frank Douthitt, sisters Laveta Balmas, Beulah Utter, Opal Noble, Marjorie Hall, Ruby Roller, Ruth Porter, Mary Margaret Douthitt, and Mona Jeanne Ray. Nieces: Sharon Clifton, Lillian Douthitt and Susan Ray. Nephews: Jerry Hall, Glenn Douthitt and Leo Utter. Husbands: Johnny Dee Henley, Don Parsons and Al Good. Her work years were spent with her first husband, Johnny Dee and together they owned and operated Nifty Cleaners in Cassville. For years she worked for the State of Missouri as a social worker in the Division of Family Services.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Mt. Pleasant
Deceased: BARLOW, Peggy Jean (MAYBERRY (DURHAM))
Birth: July 9, 1945
Nashville, TN
Death: Sept. 13, 2014
Red Rose Health and Rehab., Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Frank and Opal Dale (Howard) Mayberry. On November 27, 2009, she was united in marriage to Chester Barlow. Preceding her in death were her parents and three brothers, Tommy, Charles and Jimmy Mayberry. Peggy grew up and received her education in Nashville, Tennessee. She was a homemaker and moved to Cassville ten years ago to make her home.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: ROWLAND , Marian Allene (BABB)
Birth: Sept. 6, 1928
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Death: Sept. 15, 2014
Fulton Nursing and Rehab in Fulton, MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Bernard and Nola (Lassiter) Babb. On June 8, 1946, in Columbus, Kansas, she was united in marriage to Lewis “Glenn” Rowland, who preceded her in death on March 27, 2011. Also preceding her in death were her parents and a daughter, Kristy Miskovsky. Marian grew up and received her education at Cassville, where she graduated from high school. She was an accounting clerk for Heer’s Department Store in Springfield, Missouri for several years. She helped manage various retail clothing stores with her husband, including stores in Lamar, Missouri and Mountain Home, Arkansas.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: BENNETT , Linda Lou (PACKWOOD)
Birth: Oct. 7, 1945
Barry Co., MO
Death: Sept. 15, 2014
At Home, Exeter, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Gene and Helen Elizabeth (May) Packwood, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death was a sister, Marlene Mathew. Linda grew up and received her education in Exeter, where she graduated from high school in 1963. She worked for 47 years in banking, starting her employment with First National Bank in Cassville, which changed names several times while she was there, before retiring from Bank of America. She was divorced from Russ Bennett several years ago.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: St. Peter and Paul
Deceased: KOENIG, Rose Louise (BRUENN)
Birth: Aug. 22, 1933
Pulaskifield, MO
Death: Sept. 19, 2014
Sarcoxie Nursing Center, Sarcoxie, MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry............ She was the daughter of the late Pete and Amelia (Boursheski) Bruenn. She was united in marriage on November 28, 1959 to Bernard Koenig he preceded her in death on September 14, 1999. She was retired from the garment factory, a homemaker, a member of the St. Agnes Catholic Church near Wentworth, Missouri and the St. Agnes Altar Society.
Resource: Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Chitwood
Deceased: HARRELL, Gary Lee ()
Birth: Oct. 4, 1951
Wheaton, Barry Co., MO
Death: Sept. 14, 2014,
Mercy Hosp., Joplin, Jasper
Research Note: He was the son of Mack and Selma (Newman) Harrell. Gary joined the U.S. Marine Corp in January 1970 and served two tours of duty in Vietnam before being honorably discharged in December, 1974 as a Supply Sergeant. He was a lifelong area resident and a member of First Baptist Church in Butterfield, Missouri. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Charles Harrell, and a sister, Shirlene Intessimone.
Resource: Clark Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: WARNER , Lucy Ernamae (WILSON)
Birth: May 24, 1935
Heavener, OK
Death: Sept. 19, 2014
At Home, Wheaton, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Vada Jackson and Essie Fae (Benson) Wilson. On February 10, 1951, she was united in marriage to Robert Edward Warner, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents and two brothers, Raymond and V.J. Wilson. Lucy grew up and received her education in Oklahoma. She then moved to Exeter, Missouri, where she spent most of her life and moved to Wheaton a year and a half ago. She had been employed with Tyson’s for a while and then was a custodian for Exeter Schools.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Munsey
Deceased: EASLEY , Truman ()
Birth: May 7, 1938
Rural Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Death: Sept. 19, 2014
Owasso, OK
Research Note: Son of Bee and Opal (Davidson) Easley. Truman was reared and educated at Cassville and graduated with the Cassville High School Class of 1956. He was married March 16, 1957, at Cassville, to the former Mary Prier. He had spent much of his working life as crew chief with American Airlines in Tulsa. He was also a member of the Broken Arrow Masonic Lodge. Truman was very proud of his son and wife’s willingness to serve in the Oklahoma Legislature and was instrumental in the success of their campaign. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at First Baptist Church of Tulsa. Graveside services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon at Munsey Cemetery at Eagle Rock near Cassville, Missouri.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Maplewood
Deceased: HOUSE , Thelma (LAWRENCE)
Birth: July 17, 1917
Washburn, Barry Co., MO
Death: Sept. 20, 2014
Cassville Health Care, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry...... She was the daughter of Willis and Myrtle (Gebhart) Lawrence. On December 2, 1937, in Bentonville, Arkansas, she was united in marriage to William House, who preceded her in death on May 6, 1989. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Charles Willis House; three infant sons at birth; three sisters, Ruth Bunnell, Freda Kumorowski and Opal Lawrence; three grandchildren, Phillip House, Randy Allison and Todd Thomas and one great granddaughter, Mary Stillings. Thelma grew up and received her education at Washburn, graduating from Southwest High School. She was a life-long resident and business owner of Barry County. She and her husband owned and operated House Handle Factory and Surplus City.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Muncie Chapel
Deceased: JESSEPH, Donald "Wayne" ()
Birth: Feb. 23, 1935
Norwich, KS
Death: Sept. 22, 2014
MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry.......Son of Jesse Lee and ViEttia (Lewis) Jesseph. He was married to Clarene (Long) Jesseph on July 6, 1960, and to this union was born a son. His parents, Jesse Lee and ViEttia Jesseph preceded him in death. After 28 years, Wayne retired from the electric generating plant in Sibley, Missouri, now KCPL.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Mt. Pleasant
Deceased: ZELLERS , Donnie T. ()
Birth: Mar. 7, 1937
Purdy, Barry Co., MO
Death: Oct. 1, 2014)
Roaring River Health & Rehab, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of William and Dessie (Terry) Zellers. Mr. Zellers was a lifelong resident of Barry County. He was a farmer and animal lover who enjoyed horses and dogs. Donnie was a strong Christian man who believed in the Lord and regularly attending Gunter Methodist Church in Butterfield. Survivors include one brother of Purdy ; one sister Kansas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Resource: White Funeral Home
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Cemetery: New Liberty - King's Prairie
Deceased: HAHNER , LoAnn Marie (WITT)
Birth: Dec. 6, 1932
Pulaskifield, Barry Co., MO
Death: Oct. 1, 2014)
Belton Regional Hosp., Belton, MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of the late Albert and Sophia (Shaskey) Witt. She was united in marriage to Floyd Lee Hahner on February 10, 1951 in Kansas City, Kansas, he preceded her in death on December 19, 2012. She was preceded in death by both her parents: Albert and Sophia, her husband Floyd, one brother, and one sister.
Resource: Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home
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Cemetery: St. John's Lutheran
Deceased: REHWINKLE , Velma Adeline (CASPER)
Birth: Feb. 24, 1920
Purdy, Barry Co., MO
Death: Sept. 24, 2014
Aurora Nursing Center, Aurora, Lawrence Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of the late John and Augusta (Loehr) Casper. She was united in marriage on October 25, 1942 in Purdy, Missouri to Earl Edward Rehwinkle, he preceded her in death on June 6, 2009. She worked at Monett Manufacturing and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by both her parents: John and Augusta; her husband Earl; one brother, and ten sisters.
Resource: Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Bethel Baptist
Deceased: DAVIS, Rick Winford ()
Birth: June 10, 1946
Stella, Newton Co., MO
Death: Sept. 20, 2014
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of the late Rev. Winford and Burnice Davis. On July 21st, 1984, Rick married his wife Linda. With this union, two families were united into one with five children. A long time dairy farmer and small business owner, Rick served the Lord each day. Rick’s testimony was powerful in spirit, but gentle in presence. His music ministry praised the Lord at an early age and continued throughout the span of his life. Rick was given life and preceded in death by an anonymous donor of a kidney that blessed him for over fourteen years.
Resource: Buchanan Funeral Home
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Cemetery: New Salem
Deceased: LLOYD, Leta Jean (HENDERSON)
Birth: May 29, 1947
Wheaton, Barry Co., MO
Death: Oct. 9, 2014)
NW Medical Center, Bentonville, AR
Research Note: She was the daughter of Charles Leon Henderson and Geneva Maxine Mahurin Henderson. She is preceded in death by her parents. She was an AVON representative for many years, worked in the office at House of Webster, was a bank teller, and retired from Western Federal Credit Union. Wife of Efton Lloyd.
Resource: Sisco Funeral Home
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Cemetery: New Salem
Deceased: LLOYD, Leta Jean (HENDERSON)
Birth: May 29, 1947
Wheaton, Barry Co., MO
Death: Oct. 9, 2014)
NW Medical Center, Bentonville, AR
Research Note: She was the daughter of Charles Leon Henderson and Geneva Maxine Mahurin Henderson. She is preceded in death by her parents. She was an AVON representative for many years, worked in the office at House of Webster, was a bank teller, and retired from Western Federal Credit Union. Wife of Efton Lloyd.
Resource: Sisco Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Mars Hill
Deceased: BASSETT , Robert Olan ()
Birth: Jan. 9, 1936
Great Grandfather’s farm, Barry Co., MO
Death: Oct. 3, 2014
Great Grandfather’s farm, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was born on his Great Grandfather’s farm in Barry County, Missouri. Bob left the farm to receive an education, serve in the military, and to provide for his family. Upon his retirement from MoDot in 1996, Bob returned to the farm where he continued to raise beef cattle. On October 3, 2014, he departed this life, just a few steps from where he was born. Bob attended college at MU in Columbia and MSU in Springfield. On November 29, 1957, he married his loving wife, Janet Jean Garner at the Scholten Church of Christ. From 1958 to 1960 Bob served in the Army at Fort Sam Huston in San Antonio, Texas. He then worked for the Federal Land Bank in Boliver from 1964 to 1966. Bob then spent 30 years working for MoDot in both Carthage and West Plains. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Pate Olan and Beatrice Ethyl (Puett) Bassett; one son, Robert Bruce Bassett and one sister, Barbara Ann Bassett.
Resource: Manlove- Stumpff Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Burnett family cemetery
Deceased: BURNETT, Wanda Maye (HILL)
Birth: Feb 19, 1927
Eureka Springs Arkansas
Death: Feb 14, 2014
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Research Note: Wanda Maye Burnett (Hill) was the wife of Lorn Lavelle Burnett who was tghe sone of Felix Grundy Burnett Jr. She had four children, Bob, Eddy, Kari and Lori. Lavelle, Wanda and children lived in Tulsa, OK.
Resource:
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Cemetery: Burnett Cemetery
Deceased: BURNETT, Wanda Maye (HILL)
Birth: February 19, 1927
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Death: February 14, 2014
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Research Note: Correction. Research Note : Wanda Maye Burnett (Hill) was the wife of Lorn Lavelle Burnett who was the son of Felix Grundy Burnett Jr. She had four children : Bob, Eddy, Kari and Lori. Lavelle, Wanda and children lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Resource: Tulsa World
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Cemetery: King Washburn Seligman
Deceased: CRON, Benny Lynn ()
Birth: Aug. 20, 1952
Kansas City, MO
Death: Oct. 19, 2014
At Home, Seligman, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Clarence Vancil and Jewell Alene (Hammers) Cron. On April 1, 1974, he was united in marriage to Evelyn J. Martin. Preceding him in death were his father and one brother, Jim Cron. Benny grew up and received his education in Mt. Vernon, where he graduated from high school. In 1973, he moved to Seligman to make his home. For a few years he was employed with Emerson Electric Company and for twenty years he worked for Scott Paper Company. Benny was active in various community service organizations. He was a volunteer with the Seligman Fire Department for thirty-five years and served as Captain. He was also a first responder, trail walker for the fire department, member of Seligman Lions Club, Seligman Area Sportsman Club and Barry County Search and Rescue.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: PREDDY , Joseph Allen “Joe” ()
Birth: Apr. 30, 1928
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Death: Oct. 21, 2014
Cassville Health Care, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was born April 30, 1928, in his childhood home on Grade School Hill (7th Street) in Cassville, Missouri, the son of Jess and Ima (White) Preddy. On September 18, 1953, he married Nanah Frances Cox. Preceding him in death were his parents and two brothers, Lilburn and Ramond Preddy. Joe lived his entire life in Cassville, Missouri. After graduating from Cassville High School with the class of 1946, he studied one year at college in Springfield, Missouri. He began work at Barry Electric Cooperative in 1947, as assistant bookkeeper. He served in the United States Army from 1951 until 1953. After returning from the service he resumed his job with Barry Electric. He was named General Manager in 1967, and remained as such until his retirement in December, 1990. In 1991, Joe was awarded the A.C. Burrows Service Award from the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives. The award was in recognition of Joe’s leadership in rural electrification distinguished by his dedication to helping others. In the community Joe took his responsibilities to heart. He was a member of the Cassville Rotary Club and served as President in 1986, and recipient of a Paul Harris Fellowship from Rotary. Joe was active in the Cassville Chamber of Commerce during his working years and received the Community Service Award from the Chamber in 1988, siting his years of service to the Chamber, twice serving as President of the organization and numerous times as board member. His recognition also covered extensive cooperation toward industrial development in this community.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Russell
Deceased: DOWNEY, James E. ()
Birth: Aug. 16, 1946
Heber Springs, AR
Death: Oct. 24, 2014
At Home, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of John E. and Evalena (Elson) Downey. On July 10, 1970, he was united in marriage to Lynda Talbert. Preceding him in death were his parents. James graduated from high school in Darrington, Washington. During the Vietnam War he was in the United States Army, serving from October 25, 1966, until August 16, 1968. He moved to Cassville, Missouri forty-four years ago and was employed at Friend Tire as a truck driver. He was a member of VFW, American Legion, Masonic Blue Lodge in Monett and Abou Ben Adhem Shrine in Springfield.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Mt. Pleasant
Deceased: HUNTER , Polly Ann (KING)
Birth: Apr. 4, 1964,
Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Death: Oct. 28, 2014
At Home, Aurora, Lawrence Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Sherman King and Doris Melton. On April 6, 1979, she was united in marriage to Steve Hunter. Preceding her in death were her parents; two grandchildren, Landon Hunter and Sabrina Hunter and a great niece, Marie Martinez. Polly grew up and received her education in Cassville, Missouri. Three years ago she moved to Aurora, Missouri to make her home. She was a homemaker, a loving “Naw Naw” and was a member of Cassville First Assembly of God Church.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Washburn Prairie
Deceased: FULP, Harold J. ()
Birth: Nov. 26, 1926
Aurora, Lawrence Co., MO
Death: Oct. 15, 2014
At Home, Monett, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was son of the late Burt P. Fulp and Golda (Fly) Fulp. Harold graduated from Aurora High School with the Class of 1944. Shortly after graduation, he served in the Merchant Marines where he studied Engineering. Consequently, he was honorably discharged from the United States Coast Guard in 1946, having spent most of his duties on a ship. In 1949, Harold moved to Monett and had worked as a Shoe Stylist at Jumping Jack Shoe’s. He retired at the age of 61. Harold married Wanda Alexander on September 2, 1949 in Monett. They were blessed with over sixty-five years together. Harold was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Florene Crawford.
Resource: Buchanan Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Oakdale
Deceased: BULLARD, Eldon Elijah ()
Birth: May 26, 1927
Hughesville, MO
Death: Oct. 27, 2014
Cox South Hosp., Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Research Note: He was son of the late James Wesley Bullard and Edna Pearl (Case) Bullard. He graduated from East High School in Kansas City, MO. Eldon served his country during World War II in the United States Marine Corps. For several years, Eldon owned a restaurant in Utah. He was also a Truck Driver. Eldon had lived in Colorado most of his adult life, before moving to Ozark, MO. For the last fourteen years, he had lived in Monett. On June 29, 1946, Eldon married Verla J. Painter. They were blessed with over sixty-eight years together. Eldon was preceded in death by one son, Don Bullard; and one brother, Reverend James Bullard.
Resource: Buchanan Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Old Carney
Deceased: WILSON , Mildred A. ()
Birth: May 20, 1922
Jenkins, Barry Co., MO
Death: Nov. 6, 2014
Roaring River Health & Rehab, Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Research Note: ADD to existing entry........She was the daughter of Thomas Barry and Martha "Mattie" (Montgomery) Wilson, was born on May 20, 1922, in Jenkins, Missouri. After the loss of her mother in 1929, Mildred being the oldest, had many responsibilities in caring for the family. The children's aunts and uncles also assisted Mildred's father in raising the children. Mildred graduated from Galena High School in 1942, and at the age of 22, started teaching. She taught at numerous one-room Barry County rural schools, including Jenkins, Cato, Shell Knob, Clay Hill, Cross Hollows, and Seligman. Following the school consolidation, she taught at Southwest for eight years and Exeter for seven years. After her retirement from teaching, she worked at FASCO for six years and Oxford Healthcare for ten years. At that time, Mildred began helping her sister Lorene babysit, which she continued for several years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Wanda Wilson and Lorene Wilson, and one brother, Earl Gene Wilson.
Resource: White Funeral Home
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Cemetery: Clio
Deceased: RINKER, Stan L. ()
Birth: July 8, 1958
Enid, OK
Death: Nov. 2, 2014
At Home, Yukon, OK
Research Note: He was the son of Samuel Ray and Helen Louise (Norvell) Rinker. He worked as a truck driver for Hobby Lobby. He was preceded in death by: his father, Ray Rinker; and his mother-in-law, Leona Hargrave. His wife was Jamie Rinker.
Resource: Cassville Democrat
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Cemetery: Waldensian
Deceased: WHITE, Edwinna L. (HAGLER)
Birth: Apr. 14, 1913
Monett, Barry Co., MO
Death: Oct. 24, 2014
Villas Nursing Center, De Soto, MO
Research Note: Add to existing entry..........She was the daughter of the late Elisha L. and Blanche (Combes) Hagler. She was preceded in death by her husband: Alfred K. White. She was a bookkeeper and secretary for Sinclair Oil. She was a lifetime member of the First Methodist Church of Monett and a founding member of the Monett Garden Club. She was preceded in death by two sisters: Mildred B. Lane and Mary M. Higgins.
Resource: Monett Times
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Cemetery: Corinth
Deceased: SHIELDS, Myrtle Marie (SKELTON)
Birth: Mar. 20, 1897

Death: Oct. 1, 1967
Saint Louis, MO
Research Note: ADDITIONAL INFO to existing Barry Co., database: daughter of John Calvin and Mary Belle (Meador) Skelton
Resource: The Joplin Globe
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