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Cemetery: Muncie Chapel
Deceased: STEWART, Edna Mae (CARY)
Birth: Dec. 26, 1928
Vona, CO
Death: Feb. 25, 2015
Waco, TX
Research Note: She was the daughter of Emmett Howard Cary and Edna Oneita (Chester) Cary. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years Don Stewart; her brother, Emmett Lee Cary and sister, Edith Joan (Cary) Carter Vaught. Edna Mae went by “Speck,” a nickname she earned as a child and carried throughout her life. She was a retired registered nurse. She graduated from Anderson High School in Anderson, Missouri; Saint John’s School of Nursing, in Joplin, Missouri; and Cornell University, in New York, New York, specializing in neonatal care.
Resource: McQueen Funeral Home
Phyllis Long

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Cemetery: New Liberty-Kings Prairie
Deceased: WILKINS, Norma Beth (NELSON (BRADWAY))
Birth: Mar. 30, 1926
Provo, UT
Death: Feb. 27, 2015
Lacoba Homes,Monett,Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was born the daughter of Edward and Sarah Elizabeth (Morgan) Nelson in Provo, Utah where she spent her childhood. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1944, and later married and moved to Oklahoma City where her children were born and raised. After a short stay in Mountainburg, AR, she moved to Monett in 1986 when she married Spencer who brought much happiness to our family. Mom loved Monett, her friends, and her church family and chose to stay in the area after Spencer’s death in 1992. Norma was predeceased by her husband, Spencer A. Wilkins; her parents; her brother, J. LeRoy Nelson, of Orem, UT; and three grandchildren.
Resource: Buchanan Funeral Home
Phyllis Long

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Cemetery: Mineral Springs
Deceased: HENSON, Wanda "Colleen" (STARKEY)
Birth: Feb. 23, 1933
Cassville,Barry Co., MO
Death: Mar. 9, 2015
Roaring River Health and Rehab,Cassville,Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Benton and Flossie (Gaylor) Starkey who proceeded in death. Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Benton and Evan Starkey; five sisters, Mildred Finn, Derese Bones, Clara Terry, Marcella Long and Dorothy Warner. On September 10, 1949, in Berryville, Arkansas, she was united in marriage to James “JD” Henson. Growing up Wanda attended Cassville Schools. She lived her entire life in the Cassville area. Wanda worked as an aide for Oxford Home Health.
Resource: Fohn Funeral Home
Phyllis Long

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Cemetery: Gunter
Deceased: KING, Jerry D. ()
Birth: Dec. 1, 1934
Dakota City, IA
Death: Mar. 6, 2015
At Home,Cassville,Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Earl and Zelma (Gochenouer) King. On April 5, 1952, he was united in marriage to Yvonne Johnson in Princeton, Missouri. He joined the United States Marines serving for three years, and later re-enlisted in the United States Air Force from which he retired. He served in the Korean Conflict, as well as the Vietnam War. Mr. King later worked as a deputy sheriff for Mercer County in Princeton, and worked at Fasco in Cassville for eight years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother
Resource: White Funeral Home
Phyllis Long

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Cemetery: IOOF Monett
Deceased: OGLE, Wayne E. ()
Birth: Oct. 28, 1936
Madisonville, TN
Death: Mar. 14, 2015
Mercy Hosp.,Springfield,Greene Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of the late Giles and Hettie (Reagan) Ogle. He was united in marriage on December 23, 1961 in Springdale, Arkansas to Wanda Beckett. He was a retired metal packer for Wells Aluminum in Monett and a member of the Assembly of God Church in Monett. He was preceded in death by both his parents: Giles and Hettie and two twin grandsons.
Resource: Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home
Phyllis Long

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Cemetery: IOOF Monett
Deceased: OUELLETTE, LaDona (NEWMAN)
Birth: Dec. 11, 1959
Wentzville, MO
Death: Mar. 6, 2015
At Home,Monett,Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She grew up in the St. Louis area, later moving to Kinmundy, IL where she graduated high school. In 1987 she moved to Monett, where she would call home throughout her adult life. She married Jeff Ouellette.
Resource: Buchanan Funeral Home
Phyllis Long

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Cemetery: Oakdale
Deceased: NICHOLS, Jack ()
Birth: May 21, 1932
Monett,Barry Co., MO
Death: Mar. 7, 2015
Ozark Care Center,Ozark, MO
Research Note: He was son of the late Roy Bell Nichols and Etta Anna (Scott) Nichols. Jack had attended school in Monett and served his country honorably during the 1950’s in the National Guard. As a young man, he had worked for the Monett Police Department. For many years, Jack also worked with the Monett Volunteer Fire Department. On February 21, 1953, Jack married Peggy Lee Curtis. To this union, three children were born. Jack and Peggy were blessed with over sixty-one years together. Jack was preceded in death by two sisters, Christine DePriest and Mary Terrell.
Resource: Buchanan Funeral Home
Phyllis Long

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Cemetery: Waldensian
Deceased: MEDLIN, William “Bill”, Sr. ()
Birth: July 5, 1930
Rural Monett,Barry Co., MO
Death: Mar. 12, 2015
Cox South Hosp.,Springfield,Greene Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Dell and Mable (Combs) Medlin. He graduated from Monett High School in 1948 and on September 20, 1953, he married Elner Johnson. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Berniece Medlin, Audrey Millikan, Dorothy Anderson; one brother, Kenneth; and a daughter-in-law, Donna Medlin. Bill was a life-long member of the Monett community and served on numerous boards including the Monett School Board, Chamber of Commerce, Airport Board, United Missouri Bank Board, and the Monett Special Road District. He was an assistant Boy Scout Master and served on the Ozark Council Board of Boy Scouts. Bill was an ordained deacon. He also served in the National Guard. After working at V. B. Hall Wholesale, Co for several years, he became the manager and then purchased the company in 1970.
Resource: Buchanan Funeral Home
Phyllis Long

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Cemetery: Clay Hill
Deceased: WILLIAMS, John Sherman, Jr. ()
Birth: Jan. 13, 1945
Cassville,Barry Co., MO
Death: Mar. 4, 2015
Mercy Hosp.,Springfield,Greene Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of the late John Sherman and Doris R. Williams. Sherman was a 1963 graduate of Aurora High School and received his Engineering Degree from LeTourneau University in Longview Texas. He was a Design Engineer for a heavy equipment manufacturer in Texas for several years. Sherman moved back to Aurora in 1984 and he went to work at the EFCO Corporation in Monett as an Engineer and later retired from the Monett Coast To Coast Store and was a member of the Elm Branch Christian Church. On December 31, 2007, he married Gloria Jean Cleek, in Marionville, Missouri. His step-father, John Bonar Moore, also preceded him in death.
Resource: Crafton Cantrell Funeral Home
Phyllis Long