1951 - 1960

   OBITUARIES

                                                                                                                                         from

                                                                                                    "THE WRIGHT COUNTY REPUBLICAN"

 and
                                                                                                               "THE MANSFIELD MIRROR"
 

Introduction:  In the mid-1950s, the “Wright County Republican” newspaper being published in Hartville, was sold to “The Mansfield Mirror.”  It was still published under the title of “Wright County Republican” but as a second section to “The Mirror.”  In this work there are two 6-month gaps in time sequence where I did not have access to the newspapers….one in 1955 and one in 1956.

The date given is when the obit appeared.  The paper “came out” on  Thursday.

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January 18, 1951

ELLA MAY WOOD, 76, died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Leland Hensley.
Survivors are daughters Nettie Gregory, Opal Rowe, Agnes Hensley and Velma Ferriel;
2 stepchildren Cecil Wood and Cora Sullivant; a sister Laura Reeves; 3 brothers John,
Harry and Ben Mansker. Funeral services were held January 11, 1951 in Coon Creek
Church with Rev. Kenneth  P. Bandy officiating. Burial in the church cemetery.

January 25, 1951

FRANK GARNER, a former resident, died of a heart attack in his home in Tulsa, OK.
Survivors are a brother E. B.; a sister Ada Miller. Funeral services were held in Tulsa.

HOBART BAKER, 30, WW II Veteran, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Emmett Baker of near Manes. Survivors are his parents; a brother Arden Baker; a sister
Evelyn Warren. Funeral services will be held in Mount Carney Church near Lynchburg
with Rev. George Scott officiating.

February 1, 1951

ROSE REED, 60, died January 30, 1951. Survivors are a son Ralph Reed; a daughter Ruth
Ollis; a sister Tilda Fisher; 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were
held in Prospect Church with Rev. Shaddy Barber officiating. Burial in the church cemetery.

NANCY ELIZABETH KINCAID, 66, life long resident of the Grove Spring community,
died in Wallace Memorial Hospital in Lebanon, January 30, 1951. Survivors are a son
Vernon; a daughter Wilma Quinn; 2 sisters Norma Reaves and Mrs H. L. Edgerton; 13 grandchildren.
Rev. J. R. Bogart will officiate at the funeral services. Burial in Bramhall Cemetery.

SHERMAN EDWARD McDARIS, 81, died in his farm home north of Hartville January 29, 1951.
Survivors are 3 sons Earl W., Arnold R. and Don; a daughter Mrs. John Day; 7 grandchildren;
12 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services held in Coon Creek Church with Rev. George Scott
officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

BERTHA COX was born July 15, 1908 and died January 28, 1951. She married Mose Cox in
April 1921. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1933; an infant child.  Survivors are
2 sons Ernest and Melvin; 3 daughters Ruby Owens, Sarah and Phyliss Cox; 3 brothers Loman,
Cecil and Charley Smith; 2 sisters Ethel Keeling and Addie Brickey; mother Julie Smith;
father-in-law and mother-in-law Wess and Rene Cox. She was converted in 1947 and joined
the Red Hill Pentecostal Church in 1947. Funeral services were held in Coon Creek Church
with Rev. Noah Moore and Rev. Floyd Mulanix officiating. Burial in the church cemetery.

February 8, 1951

DOCIA CARR COGDILL, daughter of James and Sarah Carr was born January 11, 1884
near Hartville, MO and died January 20, 1951 at the age of 67 years and 9 days. She married
Elba M.Cogdill September 7, 1907. She was preceded in death by 2 sons Sherman and Maurice.
She obeyed the Gospel some 40 years ago and became a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors are her husband Elba M; 4 sons Marion, Owen, Joe and Ivan; seven grandchildren; 2 brothers
Andy and Aaron Carr; a sister, Mrs. Marion Palmer. Funeral services were held in Hartville Missionary
Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth Bandy officiating. Burial in  Steele Memorial Cemetery.

JOSEPH CHARLES PYATT, son of William and Elizabeth Pyatt, was born January 10, 1868 in
Wright County MO and died February 1, 1951 at Hartville MO. With the exception of 2 years spent
in Webb City, MO and 8 years in Cheyenne, OK his entire life was spent in Wright County. He was
converted in 1901 in his home with only the family present at a home fireside service. He later was affiliated
with the First Baptist church and at the time of his death was a deacon of Hartville First Baptist Church. He
married Docia Belle Reese November 30, 1890. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter;
a grandchild; 3 sisters; 3 brothers.  Survivors are his wife Docia; 4 daughters Effie (Mrs. H. H. Curtis),
Bessie (Mrs. C. B. Turner), Essie (Mrs. R. L. Clotfelter) and Vesta K. Pyatt; 2 sons Clarence E. and Lawrence
E.; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; a brother John R. Pyatt. Funeral services were held in Holdren
Funeral Home with Rev. Kenneth Bandy officiating. Burial in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

February 8, 1951

SHERMAN EDWARD McDARIS was born near Hartville, Mo. May 27, 1869 and died January 29, 1951.
He is survived by his wife and three sons:  Earl W., Arnold R. and Dow; one sister Mrs. John Day of Aurora,
Mo.  He was converted at the Green Valley Church in 1920.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. George
Scott with burial in Coon Creek Cemetery.

February 15, 1951

MARTHA ISIBELL GRAY AUSTIN, was born in Jackson County, Illinois September 17, 1865
and departed this life February 9, 1951. She came toWright County, Missouri with her parents at the
age of three. She was the daughter of Robert and Sarah Gray. She had three brothers and two sisters.
They all preceded her in death. She was united in marriage to C. B. Austin on December 29, 1882 and
to this union were born fivechildren; two died in infancy. The three living are Lula Hopkins. John A.
and Bill Austin.  Fifteen grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren. one great-great-grandchild also survive.
Her husband preceded her in death October 23, 1929. She professed faith in Christ at the age of 28 years
and united with the church at Coldwater in 1920 and later moved her membership to the Free Will Baptist
at Coon Creek.

IDA ELIZABETH ENGLAND passed to rest at her home in Jefferson City, February 1, 1951. She was
born at Hartville, Mo. October 22, 1881 the daughter of Henry and Tabitha Duncan. She confessed a belief
in Christ and united with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at an early age.  On September 3, 1898 she
was united in Holy Matrimony to William Daniel England, who preceded her in death by 11 months and 25
days. To this union were born five children. Three daughters; Garfield, Wilma and Jewell preceded their parents
in death. A son, Henry England; a daughter Jessie Thompkins; a brother, William Duncan of Kansas City; six
grandchildren; Harold Thompkins, Jr., Marilee England, Louella Brown, Ronnie, Russell and Robert William
Thompkins and two great-grandchildren, Stacye and Louzella Brown survive.  Funeral services were held in
Hartville Free Will Baptist Church with burial in Hartville Cemetery.

February 22, 1951

REV. HARVEY MARION COPE, Funeral services were held Sunday, February 11 in a Springfield
Free Will Baptist Church for Harvey Marion Cope, 67, who died at his home in Springfield.
Rev. Cope was born near Hartville and was well known, having been a Free Will Baptist
minister of Wright County for 40 years. He moved to Springfield about five years ago. Survivors
are his wife, one daughter and one son. Second services were held at Coldwater Church and
burial was in the church cemetery.

JAMES A. RANEY, SR.,  Funeral services were held Tuesday in Springfield for James A. Raney, Sr.
66 years of age. Mr. Raney was born and reared in the Bethel community east of Hartville,
leaving here for Springfield, where he made his home the past 38 years. Survivors include his
wife Clara; three daughters; Mrs. Mary Hardy; Mrs. Daisy Jones and Mrs. Margaret Stanley; a
son; James Raney, Jr.; a half brother, Sherman Jackson; three grandchildren and one great-
grandchild.

WESLEY A. BUTCHER, Funeral services were held at Oak Grove Monday for Wesley A Butcher, 69,
who died at his home near Mtn. Grove Saturday morning. Mr. Butcher was born and reared in
the Oak Grove community, spending his entire life in Wright county. Survivors include his wife,
three sons; Arthur, Ray and Troy; and a daughter, Mrs. Sedelia Binkley.

EDIE REBEKAH YOUNG, Funeral services were held Thursday, February 15 at the home of T. W.
Young for his wife, Edie Rebekah Young who died at their home on Monday, February 12. Rev.
J. R. Bogart was the officiating minister. Mrs. Young was a life time resident of the Mount Olive
community. Survivors include her husband, T. W. Young; children Mrs. Bertha Metz, Jessie
Cantrell, Frankie Burtlow, Antha May Plemmons, Bill Kelley, Ethel Young and Bessie Deckard;
three brothers, John, Charley and Tom Edwards. Burial was in Mt. Olive Cemetery.

March 1, 1951

ERMINTRUDE SADE, Funeral services were held in the Pleasant Hill Church west of Hartville
Monday, February 26 for Mrs. Ermintrude Sade, 64, who died last Thursday at the home of her
son Raymond Sade in Peoria, Arizona. Mrs. Sade was a life-long resident of the Hartville
community, going to Arizona to spend the winter with her children. Rev. D. S. Jones of Aldrich
was officiating minister at the funeral. Survivors include her three sons, Raymond, Mayo and
Lloyd Sade ; two daughters, Mrs. Wanda Chinn and Mrs. Alma Martin of Hartville. Burial was
in Pleasant Hill Cemetery west of Hartville

RUFUS CREWSE, Funeral services were held in the Assembly of God Church in Mountain Grove
Sunday for Rufus Crewse, 74, a life-long resident and auctioneer of Wright County. Survivors
include his three sons, Crech, Champ and Cofer; three daughters Mrs. Cora Holt, Mrs. Celah
Burns and Mrs. Cleta Ussery; one brother, Bill Crewse; two half brothers, Tom and Mack
Crewse; a half sister Mrs. Genia Rook.

EDWARD LOWERY, Funeral services were held at the Shaddy church at 2:00 p.m. last Thursday for
Edward Lowery, 83, who died at his home north of Hartville Tuesday, February 20. He is
survived only by neices and nephews.  Rev. J. R. Bogart conducted the services. Burial was in
Shaddy Cemetery.

LAURA CLAXTON, Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in Elk Creek Presbyterian
Church for Mrs. Laura Claxton 74, who died Monday night in the Millard Rest Home in
Norwood. She was a lifelong resident of Wright county and is survived by a daughter, Mrs.
Lawrence Atkinson; a brother, Bill Kincheloe; three grandchildren. Rev. W. A. Burney was the
officiating minister. Burial was in Elk Creek cemetery.

March 8, 1951

WALDO DUNN, son of George S. and Enie Dunn was born November 8, 1911 at Hartville, Mo. He
departed this life at his home at Cassville, Mo. February 20, 1951. He grew to manhood in the
Odin community. He accepted Christ as his personal Savior when 16 years old and united with
the Pleasant Hill Free Will Baptist Church. On March 22, 1941 he was married to Miss Pauline
Hale. On February 16, 1944 he entered the U. S. Army and was assigned to the 173st Engineer
Utility Detachment, with which he served 15 months in the South Pacific area. He was
discharged on February 14, 1946. Later moving to Cassville. He leaves to mourn his passing his
wife, Pauline; daughter Rosalie; father and mother; one sister Mrs. Clinton Todd; five brothers,
Clarence, Clifford, Hadley, Gayford and Glenn. Funeral services were held March 2 in Merle's
Chapel with Rev. O. T. Allred of Monett officiating . Burial was in Exeter Cemetery.

SPURSEY BAKER, Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Methodist Church at Cold
Water for Spursey Baker, 56, who was found shot to death at his farm home near Manes last
Sunday. He was a well known, prosperous farmer and a veteran of World War I.  The American
Legion and VFW Post of Hartville held military services. Rev. Patterson of Oakland was the
officiating minister. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Nora French, and two nephews. Burial
was in the church cemetery.

March 15, 1951

REV. ELI BURNEY, 71 retired minister of the Free Will Baptist church of the Union Association, died
last Saturday at his home in Mountain Grove. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Rev. Burney
was well known in Wright and surrounding counties due to his profession as minister the past 30
years. He retired two years ago due to ill health. Funeral services were held March 13 in the Oak
Grove Church, eight miles north of Norwood, with the Rev. O.L. Allen ,assisted by Rev. Verle
Tate, officiating. Survivors include his wife Alice; one son, Lee; two daughters, Mrs. Manie
Newton and Mrs. John Siems Bisby; three grandchildren. Burial was in Steele Memorial
Cemetery.

LUCY HEFNER, Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Holdren Funeral Home for Lucy
Hefner, 71, wife of Postmaster, R. M. Hefner.  She died at their home in Hartville early Saturday
morning. The Hefners came to Hartville nine years ago. Mrs. Hefner was an active member of
the American Legion Auxiliary and Rebekah Lodge, the Rebekahs having service at the funeral
home.  Survivors include her husband, R. M. Hefner; one brother, L.L. Shane. Rev. Kenneth
Bandy was officiating minister. Burial was in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

March 22, 1951

DARRELL RAY LEMONS was born August 31, 1932 and departed this life March 10, 1951 from a
gun shot wound. He had spent his entire life in the Little Creek neighborhood. He will be sadly
missed by his father, mother, brothers and sisters. He is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Mae
Melton, Mrs. Jessie Kelsay, Mrs. Retha Sanders and Dorothy Swopes; and three brothers Otis,
Orin and Ancil: two nieces; six nephews; and two grandmothers, Mrs. Delia Lemons and Mrs.
Belle Davidson.

ORA S. PATTERSON, Funeral services were held March 16 in the Pleasant Hill Church for Ora S.
Patterson, 73 years of age, who died March 13 at the home of his daughter in Mansfield. Rev. D.
S. Jones was the officiating minister. Mr. Patterson was a farmer, spending most of his life on a
farm north of Hartville. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Daisy Deckard and Mrs. Edith
Dedman; three sons, Ralph Patterson, Edd and Harvey; two brothers, Eddie and Harvey; two
sisters, Mrs. Lucy Young and Mrs. Bessie Heinitz; 16 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

March 29, 1951

L. L. WILLIAMS,75, a life long resident of Wright county died suddenly at his home just north of
Hartville Tuesday morning.  He is survived by his wife Lizzie; one daughter, Opal Stigall; and
five grandchildren. Another daughter, Ethel Floyd, died several years ago.

April 5, 1951

MARY FRANCES JOSEPH, died Saturday, March 31. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon
at the Church of God in Mtn. Grove for Mary Frances Joseph, 87 years of age, who died
Saturday, March 31 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Oscar Estelle in Hartville. Rev. Lester R.
Worden was the officiating minister. Burial was in Hillcrest cemetery. She is survived by two
daughters, Mrs. Burley Tharp and Mrs. Oscar Estelle of Hartville; 20 grandchildren; 22 great-
grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren.

ALFRED HILLHOUSE, funeral services were held today (April 5) in the Elk Creek church for Alfred
Hillhouse, 78, a retired Wright County farmer, who died at his home in Springfield Sunday.
Survivors include his wife, Ailee; three sons, Paris, H. L. and Wayne Hillhouse; a daughter, Mrs.
Lola Markin; four stepdaughters, Mrs. R.F. Lewis, Mrs. C.E. Crow, Mrs. Lester Dunn and Mrs.
Kenneth Kelly; a sister Mrs. Sarah Claxton; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

JIM DAVIS, relatives here have received word from Mrs. Malvern Davis of Eureka Springs, Ark. That
her son Jim, had been killed. He was with the Paratroopers and stationed in the United States.
Mrs. Davis will be remembered as Ermel Mallory and was raised by her grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. George Mallory. She also has an aunt here, Mrs. E.C. Tomblesson,

BARBARA JEAN EDWARDS was born Saturday, March 24 and passed away Friday morning March
30 being 5 1/2 days of age. Her sudden death came as a severe shock to her loved ones. Barbara
Jean is survived by her parents Mr. and Mrs. Anvis Edwards; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Bertha
Edwards; maternal grandfather, Henry Goswick; paternal great-grandfather, General Garner; one
aunt, Miss Janet Edwards; two uncles, Robert and Charles Edwards. Funeral services were held
at the home by Rev. C.W. Dorman and the tiny baby was laid to rest in the Durbin cemetery.

April 12, 1951

SARAH ARZILLA CARRIGER GOSWICK was born in Tennessee December 15, 1881 and
departed this life March 26, 1951. At the age of 11 she moved to Missouri with her parents.
“Zillie” was united in marriage to Henry Goswick October 23, 1904. To this union was born
three daughters all of whom have preceded her in death. She was converted at an early age and
united with the Elk Creek Baptist church. She is survived by her husband, Henry Goswick; one
foster daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Jean Edwards; a half sister Mrs. Alice Mosley of Manes. Funeral
services were conducted by Rev. C.W. Dorman and Rev. J. E. Herd in Elk Creek Baptist Church.
Burial was in Jones Cemetery.

SARAH ELIZABETH BENTON, 92, died in Visalia, Calif., on Sunday March 4. She was born at
Hartville, Mo. December 1, 1858 and went to Calif. in 1817. Her husband James Benton, who
died in 1936. The Bentons lived for many years in the Rayborn community. She is survived by
her sons, W.K., Noah, J. A. Benton and Mitchell; 4 daughters Mrs. Joseph Blasius, Mrs. Eliza
Dotson, Mrs. Bertha Cline and Mrs. Nettie Hannon; 12 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren
and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted March 7 by Rev. P.H. Berg.
Interment was in the Visalia District Cemetery.

April 19, 1951

NELSON VAN BUREN SHAMEL, about 66, from near Competition was fatally injured and his two
companions hospitalized in Lebanon late Tuesday evening after their car went out of control and
plunged off Highway 5 just south of the Grove Spring junction. He died in the Wallace hospital
shortly after he was admitted for treatment of a crushed chest and multiple lacerations. A
passenger in the car was 77 year old Sam Hickman. He is receiving treatment for a possible skull
fracture and shock. His condition was termed as serious. Also injured was Rexford Lee
Shemwell about 58 who was driving the car. He was hospitalized with a fracture of the jaw and
was the least injured of the three. Apparently the trio were driving south from Grove Spring and
on the sweeping curve the car went out of control, left the road, went through a high wire fence,
flipped several times and came to rest in an upright position several feet from the roadway.

JOHN SETSER, Funeral services were last Thursday afternoon in the Holdren Funeral Home for John
Setser who died Monday, April 9. Rev. Carlton Knight was the officiating minister. Burial was
in East Lawn Cemetery in Springfield.

EDDIE LEE HART, Funeral services were held in the Free Will Baptist Church for Eddie Lee Hart, 66,
who died at his farm home six miles east of Hartville Friday night. Rev. W. C. Winters was the
officiating minister.  Survivors include his wife, Minta; one son Lee; two half brothers, Fred
Lewis and Ike Hart; two half sisters, Mrs. Ivy Carr and Mrs. Mary Browitt; his stepmother Mrs.
Lena Hart; three grandchildren. Burial in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

REBA TABER SMITH, was born July 10, 1925 and departed this life April 14, 1951. She leaves to
mourn her husband, Cecil Smith; one son, Herman Smith; one daughter, Genevia Smith; two
uncles, Jim and Raymond Smelser; three aunts Mrs. Goldie Carrigan, Mrs. Grace Hemple and
Mrs. Hazel Wakes. She was converted in the Pentecost church over one year ago.

ISAAC MARK MITCHELL, Funeral services were held Saturday at the Holdren Funeral Home for
Isaac Mark Mitchel, 84, who died at the home of his daughter Mrs. Frank Arnold in Springfield
April 11. Rev. W.C. Winters officiated. Mr. Mitchell was a native of Wright county. Survivors
include his wife and three foster children; two daughters, Mrs. Ora Mitchell and Mrs. Anna
Arnold; one son, Edward Cook in the U.S. Coast Guard located in Boston; one sister, Mrs. Sallie
Chandler of Hartville; 11 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. His first wife, Ada, preceded him
in death a few years ago. Burial in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

 April 26, 1951

JOSIE LAURA LATHROM, Funeral sevices will be held today for Josie Laura Lathrom, 62, who died
Saturday at her home near Rayborn.  Rev. Kirk Yarnall of Ben Davis will conduct the service.
Survivors include her children:  sons Leslie, Willard, Loman, Leonard, Amos, Harvey, Eldred
and Athel Lathrom; daughter Leone Alumbrough; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Willhite;
two sisters, Cinda Thornhill and Cora Clever; three brothers, Simpson, Johnny and Sherman
Willhite; 24 grandchildren. Burial in Green Mountain Cemetery.

PHOEBE ROENIE JONES DUNN, eldest child John D. and Susanna Jones, was born February 27,
1878 near Grove Spring, Mo. and departed this life April 16, 1951 at her home at Odin, Mo.  She
accepted Christ as her personal Savior early in life and united with the Mt. Zion Free Will
Baptist Church (Cuba) as a charter member, acting as clerk for a number of years until she
moved from the community, still retaining membership there. She was united in marriage
September 11, 1902 to George S. Dunn. To this union were born seven children:  Clarence,
Clifford, Hadley, Effie (Mrs. Clinton Todd), Gay, Glenn and Waldo.  Waldo preceded her in
death by only seven weeks. Other survivors are: brothers Noah, Emmett and Rev. D. S. Jones;
sisters Thula McCubbins, Martha Hickman, Zelpha Young, Ava Young and Effie Richardson; 6
grandchildren; a great-grandchild.  Burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

May 3, 1951

R. M. HEFNER, Funeral services were held in the Holdren Funeral Home Monday for R. M. Hefner,
64, who died April 27, in the O'Rielly hospital in Springfield. Rev. Kenneth P. Bandy conducted
the services. Mr. Hefner, a World War One Veteran, who had served four years as Postmaster in
Sioux, Iowa, came to Missouri about 13 years ago, living on a farm north of Hartville until five
years ago when he was appointed Postmaster in Hartville and moved to town. When his wife
Lucy died, he sold his home and went to the hospital where he remained until his death. He
resigned as Postmaster here March 15 after being ill since the first of January. He was an active
member of the American Legion. A military funeral was held. World War One Veterans acted as
pall bearers. Both American Legion and VFW members took part in the service. Survivors
include two sisters: Mrs. Harley Smith and Mrs. Herbert Knutson, both of whom attended his
funeral.  He also had several nieces and nephews. Burial was in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

May 10, 1951

JAMES S. SHELBY, Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Methodist Church in
Mountain Grove for James S Shelby who died Friday in the Mountain Grove hospital. Mr.
Shelby, a prominent Wright county farmer, lived his entire life on the old Jonathan Shelby farm,
8 miles north of Manes, where he was born. Survivors include his wife, Joy; one son Earl; three
daughters, Eloise Moseley, Loraine Shelby, and IleneYoung of Springfield; two sisters Mrs.
Cordelia Graven and Cora Graven. Graveside services were held at the Manes cemetery with
Rev. Geo. Scott officiating.

May 31, 1951

JONATHAN A. DIXON, Funeral services were held Monday in New Home Baptist Church near
Mansfield for Jonathan Dixon, 72, who died Friday in his home in Mansfield. Rev. J. R. Bogart
was the officiating minister. Mr. Dixon was a retired farmer and lived in Mansfield the past
seven  years. Survivors include his wife, Theobe; a son Henry; a daughter, Mrs. Vernis Coday; a
brother Tip; one grandchild. Burial was in the church cemetery.

HENRY NEWTON, Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Pea Ridge Methodist Church
for Henry Newton, 93, who died at the home of his son, J.O. Newton in Mtn. Grove. Rev.
Carlton Knight was the officiating minister. Mr. Newton was a retired farmer and had lived most
of his life near Hartville. Survivors include his four sons Charley, Jessie O., Vernon and Lester; 6
grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Newton Cemetery.

June 7, 1951

NANNIE J. DAVIS, Death Thursday claimed a former newspaper woman widely known throughout
the Ozarks--Mrs. Nannie J. Davis. Mrs. Davis, 69, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Claude
Edwards in Pierce City. With her husband, O.B. Davis, she had helped edit and publish
newspapers at Mansfield, Ava, Marshfield and in Hartville for nearly 50 years until her failing
health forced retirement about four years ago. Mrs. Davis suffered a stroke about ten years ago
and had never regained her health. Since that time she had been making her home with her
daughter, Mrs. Edwards. Besides her husband, O.B. Davis, and two daughters Mrs. Claude A.
Edwards and Mrs. R.H. Williams, she is survived by two brothers, J. F. and W.H. Huffman;
three grandsons; one great grandson. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Carlton Knight in
the Mansfield Methodist Church Sunday afternoon with burial in Seymour Masonic Cemetery.

July 5, 1951

VERNA DECKARD, died Wednesday, June 21 at a hospital in Salem, MO., where she was visiting her
daughter, Mrs. Geneva Brown. Mrs. Deckard, 71, a retired school teacher, made her home with
her sister, Mrs. Lillie Pyatt near Odin. Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon in Mt.
Zion Church with Rev. Paul Tripp officiating. Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Geneva Brown;
a son Ellis; three sisters Mrs. Clara Gollihar, Mrs. Edna Dixler and Mrs. Lillie Pyatt of Hartville.
Burial was in the church cemetery.

ROY BUCKLES, Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon June 24 in Mansfield First Baptist
Church for Roy G. Buckles, 63, retired farmer, who died June 22 at his home two miles east of
Mansfield. Survivors include his widow, Luetta; two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Price and Mrs. Mae
Oetting; a son, Robert; a sister, Mrs. Ada Huff. Rev. Hugh Shults conducted the service and
burial was in Mansfield Cemetery.

THOMAS BLAYLOCK, word has been received of the death of an old time resident of Wright
County, Thomas Blaylock, who passed away at June 20, at his home in John Day, Oregon. He
had lived there for the past 22 years. His wife, Eliza preceded him in death in 1930. He is
survived by five sons; Ezra, Cecil, Roy, Ervin and Merle; one daughter, Anna Ringstmyer; a half
sister Tempy Smith. He left Missouri in 1914 and lived for several years in Colorado before
going to Oregon.

July 12, 1951

REV. C. E. WIMBERLY, Funeral services were held Saturday in Mountain Grove for Rev. C. E.
Wimberly, 68, a well known Wright County minister, who died Tuesday, July 3 at his home in
Mountain Grove. Burial was in the Hillcrest Cemetery. The Rev. W. H. Jackson conducted the
funeral.

ELLEN KELLEY, Funeral services were held Sunday in the Odin Methodist church for Ellen Kelley,
88, who died at her home nine miles northwest of Hartville, July 5.  She was a lifelong resident
of Wright County. Survivors include her husband, John; a daughter, Mrs. Fielden Ward; three
grandchildren. Rev. D.S. Jones was the officating minister and burial was in Mount Olive
Cemetery.

STEPHEN EUGENE HARLAMERT, Funeral services were held Mondy in the Holdren Funeral
Home for Stephen Eugene Halamert, the 6-months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Harlamert of
Springfield.  He died Sunday morning in Burge Hospital, Springfield.  Survivors include his
parents; two brothers Larry and Michael; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Noah Davis;
paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Harlamert; great-grandmother Mrs. Marzetta Davis.
Burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

July 19, 1951

SAMUEL H. WILSON, 78 years old retired farmer died last Friday in the Coffman rest home. Mr.
Wilson a former resident of Astoria, Mo. had been in ill health for some time. He is surived by
his wife, Rebecca. Funeral services were held at Barber Chapel in Mountain Grove Sunday. Rev.
Geo. Scott officiating. Burial was in Green Mountain cemetery.

ELLA JANE BOULDIN , Funeral services were held Wednesday in the Christain Church at Norwood
for Mrs. Ella Jane Bouldin, widow of Tom B. Boulin.  She died Monday at her home in
Norwood where she had resided 50 years. Survivors include a son, Lee; a nephew, Walter Odle,
whom she had reared; a grandson Jack Bouldin; a grandaughter, Dorothy Wemmer; four great-
grandchildren. Burial was in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

JAMES WESLEY LOWERY, Funeral services were held Tuesday in the Shaddy Church for James
Wesley Lowery, 74, who died at his home in Springfield last Sunday night. Rev. Henry Long
officiated. Survivors include a son Lee; 4 brothers, Green, Jackson, George and Wilbur. Burial
was in Shaddy Cemetery.

July 19, 1951

GEORGE SHERMAN DUNN, youngest son of Michael and Martha Dunn, was born west of Grove
Spring in Webster County, Mo. August 30, 1874. He departed this life at his home in Odin July
4, 1951. On September 11, 1902 he was united in marriage to Enie Jones, who preceded him in
death April 16, 1951. To this union were born seven children.  Survivors are: sons Clarence,
Clifford, Hadley, Gay and Glenn; a daughter Effie (Mrs. Clinton Todd); 6 grandchildren; one
great-grandchild;  Another son, Waldo, passed away on February 26 this year. George S. Dunn
accepted Christ as his Savior at Pleasant Hill church in 1915. He spent his active life as a
blacksmith. Funeral services were held July 6, at Pleasant Hill Church by Rev. Winford Davis,
with burial in the church cemetery.

July 26, 1951

ANNALIZA EMMERSON, Funeral services were held in the Claxton Church, Wednesday for Mrs.
Annaliza Emmerson, 87, who died Sunday night at her home near Competition, Mo. Mrs.
Emmerson and her husband James T. Emmerson, who had lived in the community the past 81
years, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary last March. She is survived by her husband,
James T.; three daughters Melia Jordan, Cledith Young and  Carrie Shanks; three sons Roy,
Ruby and Argus; 31 grandchildren; 28 great-great-grandchildren. Burial was in Emmerson
Cemetery.

August 2, 1951

ARTHUR MARCUM, Funeral services were held Tuesday in the Mansfield First Baptist Church for
Arthur Marcum, 55, who died suddenly Friday afternoon of last week while delivering a load of
lumber in Spalding, Neb., Rev. James H. Black was the officiating minister. Mr. Marcum, who
was making his home in Mansfield, had spent the most of his life in Hartville and community.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Florence Coday and Mrs. Frances Dorris; one
son Donald Marcum; his mother Mrs. Florence Marcum; four sisters, Miss Vera Marcum, Mrs.
Martha Faught, Mrs. Lola Davis and Mrs. Cecil Jones; two brothers, James and John. Burial was
in Mansfield Cemetery.

MR. AND MRS. JAMES BECKHAM, Double funeral services were held Sunday in the Free Will
Baptist Church in Mountain Grove for Mr. and Mrs. James M. Beckham who died only 25 hours
apart at their home in Mountain. Grove. Mr. Beckham was 84 years of age and his wife 78.
Survivors include three daughters: Mrs. Myrtle Riley, Mrs. Cynthia Skyles and Mrs. Modest
Farmer; two sons, Morris and Warner Beckham. Rev. F. J. Light was officiating minister. Burial
was in Hillcrest Cemetery.

JOHN ERNST, Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church
in Mansfield for John Ernst, 57. Mr. Ernst died Wednesday of last week in the O'Rielly Veterans
hospital in Springfield. He was a veteran of World War One. Survivors include his wife, Linnie;
a son Norman Ernst; a sister, Mrs. C.L. Hardson; a brother, Ned.  Burial was in Newton
Cemetery.  Rev. Wilbur Cravens was the officiating minister.

 August 9, 1951

ELLEN F. MARCUM, Funeral services were held Sunday in the Hartville Free Will Baptist church for
Mrs. Ellen F. Marcum, 76, who died at her home in Springfield. Mrs. Marcum lived in Hartville
before moving to Springfield a few years ago. Survivors include four daughters: Miss Vera
Marcum, Mrs. Martha Farght, Mrs. Cecil Jones and Mrs. Lola Davis of Hartville; two sons
James and John; one brother, Bill Mansfield; one half sister, Mrs. Vada Pitts; one half brother,
Benjamin Marcum; 21 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren. Burial in O'Dell cemetery. Rev.
Cox of Lebanon conducted the services.

August 30, 1951

OCIE STARKS, Funeral services were held Sunday in the Manes Baptist Church for Ocie Starks, 72,
who died Saturday morning at her home in Hartville. Rev. W.A. Burney was the officiating
minister. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Irvin Keys; a foster son, Hayden Elroy; five
brothers, Stanford, A.sA., Tive, Ross and Dolan Stigall; two sisters; one grandchild. Burial was
in Manes Cemetery.

MILLIE LOUISA MALLORY, Funeral services will be held today in New Hope Baptist Church for
Mrs. Millie Louis Mallory, 67, of the Pea Ridge community who died Monday in a Springfield
hospital. Dr. Harold Haswell and the Rev.Alva Morris are the officiating ministers. Survivors
include her husband, W. B. Mallory; five sons, Homer, Dillard, Leon, Buster and Jack; four
daughters, Mrs. Wilson Nance, Mrs. Ray Branstetter, Mrs. Don Matthews and Mrs. James
Randolph; three sisters; a brother; 15 grandchildren. Burial in the church cemetery.

September 13, 1951

J. ALLEN ROBINETT, Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in the Hartville High School
for Jessie Allen Robinett, 85, who died Wednesday of last week at his home east of Hartville.
Mr. Robinett was born July 15, 1866 in Wright County.  He was the son of James Harvey and Nancy
(Smith) Robinett and a grandson of Jesse and Frances Robinett. His grandparents settled on a farm near
Hartville in 1836, coming here by ox cart. Mr. Robinett was one of the last survivors of the old Mountain
Grove academy and attended Drury College in Springfield from 1883 to 1835. He was one of the few
remaining early Drury students. While at Drury he studied to be a Methodist minister. At the time of his
death Mr. Robinett lived on the same farm, eight miles east of here on the Gasconade river that his
grandparents settled in 1836. He married Dorcas Raney in 1889 and the couple celebrated their 62nd
wedding anniversary on August 12. Survivors also include four sons, Paul J., James G., Joe H. and
John T.; four daughters, Mrs. Maud Volz, Mrs. Clara Brave, Mrs. Frances Medlock and Mrs. Lucy Gullick;
24 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two brothers; A. W. and Avi; two sisters, Mrs. Nancy Murrell
and Mrs. Bessie Spillman; a nephew O.I. Robinett.  Rev, Carlton Knight was the officiating minister.
Burial was in the Robinett Cemetery.

September 20, 1951

WILLIAM C. DORRIS, Funeral services were held Tuesday in New Home Church for William
Cornelious Dorris, 67, who died Sunday night at his home north of Hartville. Rev. Willie Burney
was the officiating minister. Survivors include his wife, Ethel; a daughter, Mrs. Muriel Grimes;
two sons, Wayne and Gene; two brothers, Fran and Dan; four sisters, Mrs. Bertha Delcour, Mrs.
Lucy Colton, Mrs. Della Brown and Mrs. Eliza Carney; one grandson. Burial was in Dorris
Cemetery.

October 4, 1951

WILLIAM CALTON, eldest son of M. T. and Mary Ann Calton, was born November 25, 1885, in
Wright County near Grove Spring, Mo.  and departed this life September 20, 1951.  He was
united in marriage to Maude Gordon, August 8, 1909. To this union were born two children,
Mrs. Cleta Pearce and Lowell Calton.  Besides the wife, Maude and two children, he is survived
by three grandchildren; four brothers, S. E., Ernie, Lee and Elbert; three sisters Clara Johnson,
Josie Hough and Cora Lindsay.  One brother, Frank, preceded him in death.  He grew to
manhood near Morgan, Mo. later moving to Grove Spring and operating a hardware store there
for 12 years before going to the farm on Parks Creek, where he spent his remaining years,
actively engaged in farming. He professed faith in Christ in his early twenties.

October 18, 1951

CHESTER GARFIELD NEWTON, son of William and Lina (Matlock) Newton, was born at Odin,
Mo. December 2, 1884 and departed this life October 8, 1951 in Springfield, Mo.  Born and
reared in this community he was a member of the first graduating class of the Norwood High
School in 1901. He later attended the old Springfield Normal and Warrenburg Teachers
Colleges. For several years he was a teacher in the Ozark school. Following his teaching career,
he was engaged in the banking and railroad business. He was married to Miss Lola Pool on
September 25, 1912 and to this union two daughters were born Mrs. Dorothy Fern Scaggs and
Mrs. Patricia Wood, both of whom survive, along with their mother. He is also survived by two
grandchildren.  About 15 years ago he and his family moved to Mountain Grove to make their
home where he was successfully engaged in the hotel business until his death. He was a member
of the Methodist Church at Norwood, a member of the Joppa Blue Lodge No. 411 A.F.& A.M.
of Hartville and a member of the Abou Ben Adhem Temple in Springfield since 1921.  Funeral
services were held today with Rev. Selph Jones and Dr. J. Charles Gilbreath officiating.
Masonic rites were held at the graveside with burial in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

MARGARET C. HIGHTOWER, Funeral services were held Monday for Mrs. Margaret C.
Hightower, 80, who died at her home near Grove Spring Saturday. Rev. S. P. Fields was the
officiating minister. Mrs. Hightower had been a resident of Wright County most of her life.
Survivors include her husband, P. E.; one daughter, Mrs. Bonnie Hough; three sons, LaVelle,
Lorine and LaVerne; a brother Jim Shaddy; two sisters Mrs. Ella Newton and Mrs. T.A.
Randolph. Burial was in Shaddy Cemetery.

November 15, 1951

J. E. BELL, Funeral services were held in West Plains Christian Church Wednesday for J. E. Bell,
father of Mrs. J. D. Latimer of Hartville. Mr. Bell died at his home in West Plains Sunday.

PERRY E. McELHANEY, Funeral services were held in Hartville Christian Church Monday for Perry
McElhaney, 70, who died Saturday in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Leona Ruffcorn. The
McElhaney family were residents of Hartville for several years, leaving here about 12 years ago
for Springfield where they lived until the death of his wife a year or more ago. Mr. McElhaney
worked at the carpenter trade while living here. Both Mr. and Mrs. McElhaney were active
members of the Hartville Christain church. He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. L. C. Ruffcorn;
two sons, Leonard and Lt. John Scott McElhaney. Burial was in Steele Memorial Cemetery.
Rev. Earl Sechler was officiating minister.

November 22, 1951

ELMER BENNETT, Funeral services were held November 16 in Holdren Funeral Home for Elmer
Bennett, 56, who died November 12 at his home in Lee Summit, Mo. Mr. Bennett, a former
Wright Countian, was a member of the Linnwood Methodist church in Kansas City and a
member of the Masonic Lodge of Mountain Grove. Masonic graveside service were held in
Hillcrest Cemetery in Mountain Grove, where he was buried. Rev Kenneth Bandy was
officiating minister. Survivors include his wife, Essa B; mother, Mrs. Minnie Dean; three sisters,
Mrs. Frank Lillie, Mrs. Opal Key and Mrs. Ethel Walker.

LILLIE MAY PYATT, 70, daughter of Rev. J. P. and Julia (Connolly) Mingus, was born May 9, 1881
in Wright County, Mo. and entered into rest at her home near Odin, Mo. on November 10, 1951.
She attended New Grove School in her childhood and later she engaged in the millinery
business. She was an excellent seamstress and much of her life was spent in sewing for others.
She professed faith in Christ as her Savior at the age of 11 and united with the Mount Zion
Baptist Church. She taught a Sunday school class almost all her Christian life.  She was
superintendent of Mount Zion Sunday School for several years.  She was married to William
John Pyatt on March 11, 1914. Although this couple had no children of their own, they took into
their home and reared three nieces and a nephew who were left motherless. She was preceded in
death by her husband who passed away June 10, 1945; her parents; three brothers, James, Claude
and Jefferson Mingus; six sisters, Docia Railsback, Lola Wampler, Sadie Walling, Verna
Deckard, Anna and Martha Mingus. Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Clara Gollihar and Mrs.
Edna Bixler; foster son, Ralph Walling; three foster daughters, Mrs. Emmett Murphy, Mrs. Don
Pratt and Mrs. Annabel England.  Burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery

November 29, 1951

JESTY M. HUGHES, Funeral services were held in Mount Zion Church Saturday for Jesty M. Hughes,
72, who died last Friday at the home of his son who lives ten miles northwest of Hartville. Rev.
Selph Jones was the officiating minister. Burial was in the church cemetery. Survivors include
two sons Harold and Roy; four daughters, Mrs. Elsie Newton, Mrs. Ed Patterson, Mrs. Cecil
Nichols and Mrs. Marvin Hampton.

NANCY CATHERINE SHIELDS, Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Catherine Shields, 86,  years old
who died November 12 in a nursing home in Joplin, where she had been taken the day previous
were conducted Wednesday in the Baptist church in Joplin with the Rev. Richard Dareing
officiating. Burial was in Hosey Hill cemetery west of Weir, Kansas. Mrs. Shields was the
former Miss Nancy Prock and her father was a former judge of Wright county. She was married
while living here to Peter Shields. The Shields family moved to the Weir, Kansas community in
1913 and in 1917 Mr. Shields passed away. For the past six years Mrs. Shields had made her
home with one of her daughters, Mrs. Roy Gnadt, in Carl Junction. She was a member of the
Fairmount Baptist church in Kansas City. Besides Mrs. Gnadt she is survived by four other
daughters, Mrs. Fred Foltz, Mrs. Fred Hollinger, Mrs. Frank Hankins and Mrs. John Cook; three
sons, Hayes, Rollin and Ben; three brothers Grant, Tom and Hayes Prock; a sister; Mrs. Jesse
Massey; 22 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

December 13, 1951

MARY ALICE RUMFELT, Funeral services were held at Cold Water Church Wednesday afternoon
for Mrs. Mary Alice Rumfelt, 58, who died Sunday at her home near St. George. Mrs. Rumfelt
was a member of the Liberty Presbyterian church. She is survived by her husband, A.W.; a
daughter, Mrs. Audrey Ormeby; two sons, Oren and Dorman; two brothers, John and Clarence
Washburn; a sister, Mrs. Retta Towe; nine grandchildren. Burial was in Cold Water Cemetery.

JOHN R. JONES, Funeral services were held December 6 for John R. Jones in the New Home Church
16 miles southeast of Lebanon. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Jones is survived by
seven daughters and two sons, Mrs. Ellen Page, Mrs. Lineweber, Mrs. Bessie Cross, Mrs. Irene
Legan, and Mrs. Edna Marie Jones, Mrs. Peggy Hart, Lloyd and Melvin; 21 grandchildren; one
brother Rev. Fred; and two sisters; Mrs. Martha Doonan and Mrs. Ida Bills.

December 20, 1951

LULU RICHARDSON, Funeral services were held Saturday in the Alma Lohmeyer Chapel in
Springfield for Mrs. Lulu Richardson, 72, widow of N. L. Richardson. Mrs. Richardson was a
former resident of Hartville, moving to Springfield several years ago. She was a sister to Mrs. G.
L. Lowery of Hartville. Burial was in Green Lawn cemetery.

JAMES NELSON TRUSTY, Funeral services were held at the Assembly of God Church here last
Friday for James Nelson Trusty who died at his home west of town last Wednesday. Rev. Noah
Moore was the officiating minister. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Carrie Breasie and
Mrs. Pearlie McRoberts; two brothers, Henry and Marve Trusty; one sister, Mrs. Sallie
Fullington. Burial in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

GLENN VERLIN KELLERHALS JR., Graveside service were held in Cold Water Cemetery last
week for the infant son, Glenn Verlin, of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Kellerhals north of Hartville. Rev.
Lester Lawler was the officiating minister.

December 27, 1951

TOMMIE CRAWFORD, An inquest is to be held at a funeral home in Mansfield concerning the death
of  Tommie Crawford who was the victim of a shooting. His brother, Ralph, is being held in the
county jail here pending the outcome of the inquest. It is reported that Ralph Crawford, twice an
inmate of the state asylum at Nevada, had been released December 10 from the institution to
spend the holidays with relatives. He was to have been returned to the institution in a few days.
The family was in the living room of the Crawford home when Ralph grabbed a pot of coffee
and threw the hot contents in his younger brother’s face. While the brother was attempting to
wipe the coffee from his face, Ralph went into the kitchen where he got a double barreled 12
gauge shotgun and fired once through a door at his brother striking him in the chest, shoulder and
face. He died instanstly. Tommie Crawford is survived by his wife; Beatrice; two sons Bobbie
and Jackie; three sisters; Mrs. Theda Mackey, Mrs. Jewell Perers and Jennie Brixey both of
Springfield; three other brothers Warren, Gayford and Homer; his parents Mr. and Mrs. Ben
Crawford.

FRANK M. HUFFMAN, Funeral services were held Tuesday in the Norwood Christian Church for
Frank M. Huffman, 74, who died last Sunday at his home in Norwood. Mr. Huffman, who had
spent most of his life in Norwood was active in civic and political affairs and was a prominent
lodge member. He had owned and operated a drug store in Norwood the past 50 years.. Huffman
was a member of the Christian Church; a member of Abou Ben Adhem Shrine in Springfield for
35 years; a life member in the IOOF Lodge of Mountain. Grove; a member of the Norwood
Masonic Lodge; the Mountain Grove Fidelity Council Chapter 137; and Mountain Grove
Commandry; Past Patron of the Eastern Star. Survivors include his wife, Jessie; four sons
Marion, Joseph R., Kenneth B. and Dr. Max N. Rev Elbert B. Hensley was the officiating
minister. Burial was in the Thomas Cemetery. Masonic services were held at the graveside.

LILLA MITCHELL, Lacey Sellers received word of the death of his sister, Mrs. James Mitchell who
died at her home in Hutchenson, Kans. December 24. Mrs. Mitchell will be known by Hartville
friends as Miss Lilla Sellers who lived here more than 40 years ago. She was here on a visit in
1940. Funeral services were in Hutchenson today.

January 3, 1952

OLIVE SIKES, 55, daughter of W. G. and Elizabeth Deckard was born April 6, 1896 in Wright
County, Mo. and entered into rest December 23, 1951. She professed faith in Christ at the age of
14 and and at the time of her death her membership was with the Hartville Missionary Baptist
Church. She attended school at Hartville and later taught school in Wright County. She married
Emmons W. Sikes on December 18, 1915. To this union were born seven children, one dying in
infancy. Survivors are her husband E. W. Sikes; two daughters, Mrs. Ruby Henderson and Mrs.
Ruth Christy; four sons Eugene, Walter, Jackie and; ten grandchildren; her father W. G.
Deckard; three sisters, Mrs. A.R. Boggess, Mrs. Fred Ipock and Miss Anna Deckard. Burial in
Steele Memorial Cemetery.

January 10, 1952

ESTHER ELIZABETH YOUNG, Funeral services for Mrs. Esther Elizabeth Young, 61, were held at
the Burdett Mortuary with Rev. Bert Powell, Methodist Church, officiating. Mrs. Young died
December 13 at Gooding Memorial Hospital. She was born September 25, 1890 in Hartville. Her
husband, Charles, died in December 1949 and a son Charles Jr., died in the Armed Forces in
Germany in 1944. Survivors include three sons Carl, Boyd and Joel; five daughters Mrs. Jessie
Leland, Mrs. Evelyn Miller, Zeta Nance, Mrs. Oela Porter and Mrs. Frances Daniels; 21
grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. Mattie Finley  and Mrs. Monie Morton.
Mrs. Young will be remembered in this community as Esther Fletcher.

January 24, 1952

MINNIE VEHMANN DAVIS, 51, was born in Willow Springs, Kansas, September 23, 1900. She
departed this life January 18, 1952. She was united in marriage to Ernie H. Davis on November
27, 1923. At the age of 13 she accepted Christ as her personal Savior and joined the Little Creek
Baptist Church. After her marriage she was baptized into the Church of Christ. She is survived
by her husband Ernie; her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Vehmann; a brother, Paul Vehmann; a sister
Miss Florence Vehmann. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and also the Order of the
Eastern Star. Funeral services were conducted January 20 in the Holdren Funeral Home of
Hartville. W. J. Stanley was the officiating minister. Burial was in Steele Memorial Cemetery
with graveside services conducted by the Eastern Star.

January 31,1952

CY C. CRAIG, 63, lifelong resident of Wright County, died at his home Monday. Mr. Craig, son of
William and Miranda Craig was born and reared on a farm near Odin and has spent his entire life
in Missouri, 38 years of the time was spent in teaching in Wright County rural schools and high
schools throughout the state and 14 years at different times here in the Hartville High School; He
was a gruaduate of Hartville high school; SMS in Springfield, and did some work on his Masters
Degree in Boulder, Colo. Three or four years were spent as case worker of the Welfare program
and a short time as Acting Postmaster here, and a few years with the MFA Mutual Insurance
company. He is survived by his wife, Monta; one daughter, Mrs. Angline Creighton; one son
Captain Cantrell Craig. One son, Eugene of the U. S. Air Corps lost his life in December 1944 in
Waco, Texas. Also surviving are two step sons, James E. and Clyde A. Rowen; 3 grandchildren;
3 stepgrandchildren; 3 brothers N. J. and J. E. Craig; two sisters Cyntha Russell and Mary Knost.
Funeral services will be held at the Hartville High School Auditorium February 1 with Rev V. L.
Stanley officiating. Burial in Steele Memorial cemetery.

CORA RIPPEE, Funeral services were held in Springfield Monday for Mrs. Cora Rippee, 66, a former
resident of Hartville. She and her family moved to Springfield 18 years ago. Survivors include
three sons, Erich, Lloyd and Charles E.; one daughter Mrs. L. B. Deckard; two brothers, Edd and
Jeff Coots; nine grandchildren. Burial was Green Lawn Cemetery, Springfield.
 

February 7, 1952

MOLLIE KELLEY, Funeral services were held Sunday in Seymour for Mrs. Mollie Kelley, 84, who
died Friday of last week. Burial was in Seymour Cemetery. She is survived by one son, Carrol.

WILLIAM REAVES, Funeral services were held in the Holdren Funeral Home Monday for William
Reaves, 66, who died at his home in Kansas City. Rev. Noah Moore was the officiating minister.
Burial was in Denton Cemetery. Survivors include his mother Mrs. Ailda Reaves; two brothers
Sherman and Verlie; three sisters Mrs. Lena Turner, Mrs. Clarence Stewart and Mrs. Lillie
England.

LENA CANTRELL, Funeral services were held in Mount Zion Church Sunday for Mrs. W.D. Cantrell
who died at her home in Seymour. She was a native of Wright County, living near New Grove
until moving to Seymour. Rev. Paul Tripp was the officiating minister. Survivors are her
husband W. D.; three daughters Mrs. Effie Reinart, Mrs. Pauline Connelly and Miss Irene
Cantrell; two sons Horace and Joe; a sister Mrs. Zona Nichols; 7 grandchildren; 5 great-
grandchildren.

GEORGE W. NICHOLS, Funeral services were held Tuesday for George W. Nichols, 74, who died
Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Bledsoe who lives northwest of town. Survivors
include two daughters Mrs. John Bledsoe and Mrs. Verna Crawford; three sons Herman, Cecil
and Millard; two sisters Mrs. E.E. Wingo and Lou Quesenberry; a brother Leonard. Rev. Selph
Jones was the officiating minister.  Burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

LUM GORDON, Funeral services were held Monday at Coon Creek for Lum Gordon, 80, who died
last Thursday at a rest home in Rolla. Mr. Gordon had spent most of his life in the West.  He is
survived by asister Mrs. Sarah Young. Burial was in Coon Creek Cemetery.

February 7, 1952

DAISY CODAY BOWDEN, Funeral services were held in Eldon, Mo. Tuesday for Mrs. Daisy Coday
Bowden. Mrs. Bowden the daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Lon Coday was reared in Hartville. She left
here about 35 years ago.

WARD INFANT, Funeral services were held Sunday in New Home Church for the five day old son of
Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Ward, who died at the home February 2.  Rev Lester Lawler was the
officiating minister. Burial was made in the Dorris cemetery.

GRACIE M. PATTERSON, Funeral services for Mrs. Jack Patterson, 29, were held in the Assembly of
God Church here Sunday. Rev. Johnson was the officiating minister. Mrs. Patterson died Thursday of last
week in the St. John hospital in Springfield. Survivors are her husband Jack; a sister Mrs. Jean Lute; a
brother Thomas Wilbanks. Burial was in New Grove Cemetery.

February 14, 1952

TIVES LEOLEN STIGALL, 71, son of Stephen and Mary Stigall was born in Wright County, Mo.
March 10, 1880. He departed from this life February 4, 1952. He was married to Annie Wynne
March 2, 1902. She preceded him in death in March, 1933. To this union were born three sons
Alva, Chester and Amel who survive.  Survivors also include, nine grandchildren; two great-
grandchildren; two sisters Mrs. Ella Qualla and Mrs. Zade Lacey; four brothers Ank, Stanford,
Dolen and Pescoe. He was converted at a meeting held at Indian Grove when he was 32 years of
age. Funeral services were conducted at Coon Creek Church February 8, with Rev. J.R. Bogart
officiating. Burial was in Coon Creek Cemetery.

February 28, 1952

VERN CURTIS, 61, Funeral services were held Sunday in Pleasant Grove Church with Rev.
Homer Smith officiating. Mrs. Curtis died in a Niangua rest home. She was a native of Wright
County. Survivors include her husband J. C.; two sons Floyd and Owen; one sister Mrs. Etolia
Norton; a brother John Honeycutt. Burial was in Cope Cemetery.

KATHLEEN ANITA WAKEFIELD, Funeral services were held Wednesday in the Holdren Funeral
Home for Kathleen Anita Wakefield, the six week old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ausber
Wakefield who died Monday in the Springfield Baptist hospital. She was taken to the hospital
Sunday night suffering from pneumonia. Rev. J.R. Bogart was the officiating minister. Survivors
are her parents; two sisters Sharon and Linda; maternial grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Harold
Tombleson. Burial was in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

MARY E. WARD, Funeral services were held Sunday in Pleasant Hill Church for Mrs. Mary E. Ward,
71, who died February 15 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ruby Dedman. Mrs. Ward was a
native of this community. Survivors include her daughter Mrs. Ruby Dedman; a son Milton C.
Rev. D. S. Jones was the officiating minister. Burial was in the church cemetery.

GRACE HUTSELL, was buried today, February 19. She was survived by her husband Ernie; a
daughter Mrs. Leland Cantrell; a son Lawrence; grandchildren.

March 6, 1952

EMLIE WILLHITE, Funeral services were held Saturday in Green Mountain Church for Mrs. Emlie
Willhite, 88, who died February 28. Her husband preceded her in death only two weeks ago.
Survivors include two daughters Mrs. A.L. Thornhill and Mrs. Cora Clever; three sons John, S.
P. and Sherman. Rev. Worth Broughton was the officiating minister. Burial was in the church
cemetery.

IDA MAY BECKHAM, 77, daughter of Morris and Rachel Olive, was born in Wright County, Mo.
February 9, 1875 and departed this life February 26, 1952. She was united in marriage to J. M.
Beckham and to this union four children were born; Verba having preceded her in death. She
later was married to B. A. Beckham by whom she is survived. She was a member of the Church
of God in Hartville. Besides her husband she is survived by a daughter Mrs. Moddest Farmer;
two sons Morris Beckham and Warner; two stepdaughters Mrs. Elva Walker and Mrs. Doris
Owens; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

March 20, 1952

NETTIE EDWARDS, Funeral services were held today in Pleasant Hill Church for Miss Netttie
Edwards, 62, who died March 19. She was the daughter of Ike and Bertie Edwards. Survivors
include two brothers Scottie and Alva Edwards.  Charles Findley was the officiating minister and
burial was in the church cemetery.

EDWARD ELSA RIPPEE, 28, of Springfield, died of an accidentally self-inflicted gun shot wound in
his abdomen. He is survived by his wife Josephine; a son Eddie; a daughter Patricia; his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Elza Rippee of Lebanon; five brothers MSgt Wm R., Cpl. Herbert, Donnie, Larry
and Jerry; seven sisters, Mrs. Ray Allen, Ima, Alberta, Bonnie, Darlene, Devary and Linda.
Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

JAMES M. DELCOUR, Funeral services were held Sunday in New Home Church north of Hartville
for James M. Delcour, 82.  Rev. Wilbur Cravens was the officiating minister. Mr. Delcour died
Monday of last week at at the home of his son Ray Delcour of near St. George. Survivors include
five daughters, Mrs. Bertha Clark, Miss Delphia Delcour, Mrs. Vannie Long, Mrs. Edna Rumfelt
and Mrs. May Snow; five sons, Charles, Harry, Oval, Ray and Willie. Burial was in the church
cemetery.

March 20, 1952

GEORGE A. HAKE, died Friday at the home of his son three months after celebrating his 100th
birthday.  George Abraham Hake, son of Henry and Mary Hake was born November 19, 1851 in
Warren, Ohio. He departed this life March 14, 1952. In 1860 at the age of eight years he came to
Missouri, living near Rolla and Salem until he was 16, then moved to Wright County where he
spent the remaining 84 years of his life. On September 17, 1874 he was married to Sarah Box
who preceded him in death on February 3, 1936. To this union were born 12 children six of
whom are living. “Uncle George” spent a greater part of his life as Hartville’s Village
Blacksmith.  He leaves to mourn their loss; three sons; Otis, Roy and Harry; three daughters,
Mrs. Allie Long, Mrs. Georgia Gillette and Mrs. Velma Moore; 30 grandchildren; 47 great-
grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; one brother; Edd. Funeral services were held in
Hartville Free Will Baptist Church Tuesday with Rev. D. S. Jones officiating. Burial was in
Hartville Cemetery.

March 27, 1952

ARTHUR COTTENGIM, Funeral services were held last Thursday in Springfield for W. A.
Cottengim, 51, former Hartville boy who died Tuesday of last week in Burge Hospital in
Springfield. Arthur, the son of D. W. Cottengim left here for Springfield 30 years ago where he
spent most of the time in the grocery business. Survivors include his wife Gladys; two daughters,
Linda Lou and Cynthia Sue; his father D. W. Cottengim; a brother Charles; three sisters Mrs.
Burke Dennis, Misses Mable and Maxine; two grandchildren.

CORNELIA A. NEWTON, Funeral services were held Wednesday in Pea Ridge Methodist Church for
Mrs. Cornelia Newton, 87, who died Sunday at the home of her daughter Mrs. Dillard Paxton in
Seymour. Rev Hiram Watson of Seymour was the officiating minister. Survivors include two
sons, Ernie and Carl; four daughters, Mrs. Dillard Paxton, Mrs. Broox Todd, Mrs. Marshall
Dodson and Mrs. Will Paxton; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Newton
Cemetery.

April 3, 1952

CALISTINE GARRETT, 94, daughter of Elder Aaron and Jane (McGuire) O’Dell was born in the Ed
O’Dell house near Excelsior Springs, Mo. October 27, 1874 and passed away at the home of her
daughter near Odin on March 25, 1952. She was married to William F. Garrett July 28, 1874. To
this union were born 12 children.  Her husband and five children preceded her in death. The
seven living children are, Mrs. Anna Reese, Mrs. Mary Odell, Mrs. Marion F. Garrett, Mrs.
Viola O’Dell, Arthur, Jesse W. and Edward E.; two brothers; Sanbolin and Jesse O’Dell; 26
grandchildren; 46 great grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren. She professed faith in
Christ as her Savior at an early age  and united with the Primitive Baptist Church.  She had vivid
recollections of the Civil War.  Burial in Little Creek Cemetery.

JAMES T. BLACKWELL, Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Baptist church in
Manes for James T. Blackwell, 90, who died Friday. Mr. Blackwell moved to Manes from
Tennessee more than 70 years ago. He lived in Hartville from 1903 to 1911 while he was Circuit
Clerk of Wright County. Survivors include his wife Linda of the home; three sons; C.C., Mark
and Warren; two daughters Mrs. Harvey Patterson and Mrs. George Barnett; two brothers, G.A.
and S.G.; a sister; 9 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Manes Cemetery with
Masonic services at the graveside.

May 1, 1952

LAURA C. PAGE, 79, was born August 2, 1872 and departed this life April 26, 1952. She was united
in marriage to Charles A. Page March 30, 1893. He preceded her in death April 5, 1915. To this
union four sons were born. One preceded her in death.  Survivors are sons John, Luther and
Melvin; one brother J. L. Mallett; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. She was
converted and united with the Free Will Baptist Church at Pleasant Hill. Funeral services were
conducted in the Pleasant Hill church by Rev. J.R. Bogart with burial was in the church
cemetery.

May 8, 1952

JAMES A, AUSTIN, Funeral services were held Monday at Green Mountain for James A. Austin, 79,
who died at his home last Friday near Manes. Rev. Fred McPhall conducted the services. Burial
was in the church cemetery.

JULIA ANN SMITH, 74, was born November 29, 1877 and died in Mountain Grove May 6, 1952.
Mrs. Smith was a life long resident of Wright County. She was converted and joined the Free
Will Baptist Church at Coon Creek about 40 years ago. She is survived by three sons, Loman,
Cecil and Charles; two daughters, Mrs. Addie Bricky and Mrs. Ethel Keeling; one sister Mrs.
Betty Lloyd; 27 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held today in the
Coon Creek church with burial in the church cemetery.

EDWARD McCONNEL YEAGER, 76, son of Wesley and Margaret Yeager, was born in Wright
County, Mo. on September 6, 1875 and departed this life May 4, 1952. He was united in
marriage to Ida Wynn Septrember 13, 1899. To this union six children were born. One child died
in infancy. Survivors are sons, John, Henry, Charley and Loman; daughter Zula Craig; his
companion; 8 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters. He professed faith in Christ in
Autumn of 1902.  Burial in Coon Creek Cemetery.

May 22, 1952

WILLIAM H. WEAVER, 82, died Sunday morning at the home of his son J.W. Weaver. Funeral
services were held in the Prospect church Wednesday. Survivors include his son, J. W.;four
daughters, Mrs. Alta Arthur, Mrs. Frances Henerman, Mrs. Minnie Burger and Mrs. Kathern
Chandler; two brothers; James and Calvin. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery.

May 29, 1952

MARY A. PRUITT, 81, Funeral services were held Sunday in Rock Chapel near Owensville for Mrs.
Mary A. Pruitt, who died Wednesday at her home in Norwood. Rev. Selph Jones officiated. She
is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Minnie Martin, Mrs. Gladys West, Mrs. Nola McGown, Mrs.
Mabel Owens and Mrs. Edith Workman; four sons Grover, Nathan, Bill and Jim. Burial was in
Oak Grove Cemetery.

June 5, 1952

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DOLLIE ANN VIOLA LAWLER, 66, daughter of Dewey and Lucy Austin, was born September 18,
1885 in Wright County, Missouri. Having lived her entire life in Wright County, she departed
this life September 5, 1951. She was converted at an early age and became a member of the New
Home Free Will Baptist Church in later life.  She was united in marriage to Claude A Lawler
February 10, 1910. Three children were born to this union. They are; Mrs. Lucy Keith, Woodrow
Lawler and Mrs. Retha Shull. Johnnie Wisdom an orphan boy, was taken into the home at the
age four, and was reared into manhood, sharing the same love and care that was given her own
children. She is survived by all her immediate family; 10 grandchildren; two brothers, Harve and
Arley Austin; three sisters, Mrs. Lena Hart, Mrs. Ward and Mrs. Maranda Ward. She was
preceded in death by a half sister Mrs. Sarah Delcour. Funeral services were held in New Home
Church September 8, 1951 with Holdren Funeral Home in charge. The officating ministers were
Rev. Willie Burney and Rev. Lester Lawler. The body was laid to rest in the New Home
Cemetery.

June 19, 1952

ELMIRAH ELIZABETH BELT (BETTY) NEILL, 84, daughter of Thomas and Mary Neill, was
born December 9, 1867 in Cumberland County, Tennessee and moved to Wright County, Mo.
when a small child. She died June 15, 1952 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Iva Ferriel near
Hartville. She was married to Edward Coxen on August 2, 1885 and to this union 10 children
were born. Her husband, one daughter and two sons preceded her in death. In 1924 she was
married to Rev. S. D. Belt who also preceded her in death. She is survived by two daughters, Iva
Ferriel and Clella Chrisman; Burl, Roy, Fred, Aulta and Dee Coxen; three stepchildren, William
Belt, Emma Layson and Mary Coday; 33 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-
grandchildren; two brothers Roy and Dee Neill; one sister, Oma Curtis. She was converted at an
early age and united with the Coon Creek Baptist Church. After moving to Hartville she became
a member of the Church of God. Funeral services were held in the Church of God June 17 with
Rev W. C. Winters officiating. Burial was in the Coon Creek Cemetery.

July 10, 1952

JAMES T. EMMERSON, Funeral services were held for James T. Emmerson, 90, in the Elk Creek
Church Tuesday. Mr. Emmerson, a lifelong resident of Wright County, died Saturday at his farm
home five miles south of Competition where he was born and reared. Survivors include three
daughters, Mrs. Melia Jordan, Mrs. Cledith Young and Mrs. Carrie Shanks; three sons, Roy,
Ruby and Argus. Burial was in Elk Creek Cemetery with Masonic services at the graveside.

DEATH OF FORMER COUNTY RESIDENTS, Word was received last week of the death of Mr.
and Mrs. Arthur Caudle at their home in California. Details are unknown but reports are Mr.
Caudle shot his wife and then took his own life. The Caudles who are about 35 or 40 years of age
lived near Norwood until a couple of years ago. They were the parents of six children. One son
who is 19 years of age is serving in the U. S. Army. The other five children are of the home, the
younger being five years old. Mrs. Caudle is the sister of Harold and Ralph Calhoun, Mrs.
Charles Skinner, Mrs. U.G. Shackelford and Marshal Simons.

July 17, 1952

MRS. WARREN “PUNCH” ROBERTS, Word was received by Mrs. Ben Arnall of the sudden death
of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Warren “Punch” Roberts who lived in Osage City, Kansas. Mr. and
Mrs. Roberts left here about 15 years ago. They have eight children, three married and five in the
home. Mrs. Arnall, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Arnall,Jr. Ike Arnall and Geneva Cannon attended the
funeral in Kansas Tuesday.

JACOB ARTHUR O'DELL, Funeral services for Jacob Arthur O'dell, 35, were held Tuesday in the
high school gymnasium with Rev J. R. Bogart officiating. Mr. O'Dell was killed last Friday night
when the car he was driving overturned during the stock car races near Lebanon. He was taken to
a Lebanon hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.  Jacob Arthur O'Dell was born
near Hartville in Wright County on January 23, 1917. When a small child he moved with his
parents to Iowa where he spent 14 years of his life. Later he moved back here where he
graduated from the Hartville High School with the class of 1936. For several years Art drove a
milk truck here, but for some time he had been working as a taxi driver at Waynesville/Fort
Leonard Wood. He leaves to mourn his passing his parents; Mr. and Mrs. J. F. O'Dell; one
brother Raymond; four sisters Mrs. Aleth Todd, Mrs. Omar Crawford, Mrs. Adele Bradshaw and
Barbara O’Dell. Burial was in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

July 24, 1952

CHARLES COFER CARTER,  68, son of Jesse M. and Mary M. Carter, was born February 25, 1884
on a farm homesteaded by his father five miles east of Hartville. He departed this life Friday July
18, 1952. He was the son of early pioneer parents who came to Missouri from Kentucky and
Ohio respectively in late 1840s and 1850s. He received his education in the rual schools of
Wright County and Hartville High School, graduating from the latter in 1906. He was married to
Stella Frances Robinett on March 16, 1910. To this union were born three sons; Thomas
Marshall Carter, Cofer Hayes Carter and Frank Robinett Carter, all of whom survive. The Carter
family spent the early part of their married life on the farm where he was born. This farm was the
birthplace of their three sons and was still owned and operated by Mr. Carter at the time of his
death. He had been engaged in farming and handling livestock all his life. In 1925 while still on
the farm, Mr. Carter went into the automobile business at Hartville where he operated an agency
for several years. In 1929 he moved from the farm to Hartville, and made this town his home the
remainder of his life. He was always interested in civic and political affairs, and was elected to
the office of Wright County Clerk in 1930 in which capacity he served his county efficiently for
16 years. Besides his three sons, he is survived by his wife, Stella; two brothers, M. E. and Fred
C.; three sisters, Mrs. Don Aber, Mrs. Roy E. Curtis and Mrs. Charles L. Barnes; three half
sisters; Mrs. D. L. Max, Mrs. Zona Jones and Mrs. Kathryn Edwards. Funeral services were held
in Hartville Christian Church Tuesday with burial in Hartville Cemetery.

 July 31, 1952

GRACE (SHELBY) MINCH, Funeral services were held in the Springfield First Baptist Church
Wednesday for Mrs. Grace (Shelby) Minch who died Friday of last week in the St. Johns
hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Minch, formerly lived in Wright county but had been in Springfield the
past 25 years. She is survived by her husband, Otto; one brother, John Shelby; one sister, Mrs.
Bess Walker. Burial was in the family cemetery at Dutch Chapel, east of Manes.

August 7, 1952

LAURA B. (WYNN) YOUNG, 79, was born January 18, 1873 and departed this life July 27, 1952.
In 1900 she married Thomas Calvin Choat who passed away in 1934. To this union were born five
children three of whom are still living, Mrs. Hester Lilley, Mrs. Claude Hereford and Mrs. Clara
Cavner of Springfield. On May 3, 1942 she married Samuel P, Young. At an early age she was converted
and joined the Free Will Baptist church at Coon Creek. After moving to Hartville her membership was
transferred to the Free Will Baptist church at Hartville. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, Samuel
P. Young; three daughters; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, three stepdaughters; one
stepson; two sisters, Mrs. Will Long and Mrs. Ella Broyles; two brothers, Arno and W. T. Wynn.
Burial in Coon Creek Cemetery.

August 14, 1952

IDA FULLER, Funeral services were held at California, Mo., Wednesday for Mrs. Ida Fuller who is a
sister to Roy Bass. Those from here attending were Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bass, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis
Bass, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bass, Floyd Welch and Mrs. Ada Barnhouse of Seymour. Mr. and
Mrs. Ernest Bass, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Bass and Hobert Bass of Iowa drove down to the Roy Bass
home Tuesday evening and accompanied them to the funeral.

HENRY H. SMITH, Funeral services were held in the Rock Chapel Church east of town last Friday for
Henry Smith, 66, who died Tuesday morning of last week. Mr, Smith was a retired farmer and
merchant, having operated, a store at Owensville for 18 years. Survivors include his wife, Zona;
four brothers, Coy, Shirley, Homer and Marshall. Rev. D. S. Jones was the officiating minister
with burial in the Broyles Cemetery.

August 28, 1952

JAMES ANDERLEY LANSDOWN, 50, was born March 28, 1902 and departed this life August 18,
1952. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lansdown who survive. Other survivors are his
common-law wife Mrs. Hazel Curtright; three sisters, Mrs. Maude Holmes, Mrs. Bertha
Lunsford and Mrs. Dorothy Renfro; three brothers, Clarence, Virgil and Leonard. He raised nine
foster children, Andrew, Verna Kodesh, Basco Curtright, Mildred Cannon, Melvin Curtright,
Lawrence Curtright who was killed in World War II, Bernice Yeager and Joe Curtright stationed
in California in AFB.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Floyd Mulanix in Sunshine
Church August 21 with burial was in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

September 4, 1952

JOHN W. GARNER, Funeral services were held in Hartville Free Will Baptist Church Sunday
afternoon for John W. Garner, 82, who died Thursday of last week in a Mountain Grove hospital
after a two week illness.  He was judge of the Wright County Court from 1918 to 1920.
Survivors include his wife, Mary; one son, Charles O.; six daughters, Mrs. Ola Dedmon, Mrs.
Essa Robinett, Mrs. Verla Mag Farr, Mrs. Delpha Allen, Mrs. Verba Mullins and Mrs. Clella
Lathrom. Burial in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

NANNIE TURNER, Funeral services were held Wednesday in Hartville Methodist Church for Nannie
Turner, 96, who died Sunday in the IOOF Home in Liberty, MO. Rev. Carlton Knight officiated.
Miss Turner, a former resident of Hartville, had lived in Guthrie, OK for several years, moving
to the Home in Liberty about two years ago. She retained her membership in the local Rebekah
Lodge in which she had been a member 52 years. Rebekah memorial services were held in the
church. Burial was in the Hartville Cemetery.

October 9, 1952

PEARL CARTER, 41, of Hartville, passed away October 2, in Burge Hospital, Springfield, Mo. Mrs.
Carter was born at Competition, Mo., January 30, 1911. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.
J. Handley. She graduated from Competition High School in 1927; from Southwest Missouri
State College in 1931 and taught English and other subjects in several of the high schools in this
district. Her last teaching was done in the Cassville High School in 1947. She married Tom M.
Carter in June, 1941 and  was associated with her husband in business at Hartville. Mrs. Carter
was a member of the Hartville Christian Church where she was a Sunday School teacher. She is
survived by her husband, Tom M. Carter; stepson, Tom Carter, Jr.; her father A. J. Handley; four
sisters, Mrs. Robert Tyre, Mrs. Rolland Mayberry, Mrs. M.W. Pattersoi and Mrs. Pearn Massey.
Funeral services were held in the Hartville Christian Church.  Rev. Roy Field, assisted by Dean
Richard Pope and Rev. A. Z. Matthews officiated. Burial was in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

October 9, 1952

MARY ETHEL GARNER, Funeral services were held in the Free Will Baptist Church Monday for
Mrs. Mary Ethel Garner, 44, who died at her home in Mountain Home, Idaho. She was a former
resident of Wright County. Survivors include her husband, Ervil; two sons, Clyde and Ardell; 3
daughters; Mrs. Verlene Davis, Miss Floence Garner and Miss Patricia Ann Garner; her mother,
Mrs. Martha Carder; four sisters; five brothers. Burial was in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

October 16, 1952

WILLIAM THOMAS MARAH, 78, son of Coma and Mary Marah, was born May 1, 1874, one of
eight children, and departed this life October 11, 1952. On July 13 he had the misfortune to have
a bad fall that caused a number of complications to set up, from which he never recovered. His
wife passed away nearly four years ago. He spent his entire life in Wright county as a farmer,
carpenter, and at the old flour mill first at Grove Spring and then at Manes. Six years ago he
moved from the farm home near Odin into Hartville where he had since resided. Two years ago
Daisy Newton, a daughter, came and made her home with him. He was united in marriage to
Maggie Todd on November 1, 1896. To this union was born nine children; Theodore, Mrs.
Onley (Elsa) Newton, Daisy Newton, Mrs. Elbert (Ethel) Todd, Mrs. Roy (Verna) Climer,
Chester, Mrs. Charlie (Marie) Branstetter and Eugene. The youngest son, Kenneth, gave his life
for his country in 1945. William Thomas was converted at an early age and united with the Mt.
Olive Free Will Baptist Church. In addition to the eight children previously mentioned, survivors
include, a daughter-in-law, now Mrs. Arcile Johnson; one sister, Etta Buck; 28 grandchildren; 12
great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted in Hartville Free Will Baptist Church by
Rev. Lester Lawler, Tuesday, with burial in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

October 16, 1952

DR. N. A. MURREL, Funeral services were held Sunday in the Holdren Funeral Home for Dr. N. A.
Murrel, 75. Dr. Murrel, a Physican of Hartville, died Saturday. Rev. Carlton Knight was the
officiating minister. Survivors include his wife, Ella; two brothers, W. D. and George C. Burial
was in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

November 13, 1952

JOHN MALCOM WARD, Funeral services were held Tuesday in the Mansfield Methodist Church for
John Malcom Ward, 78, who died Sunday. Rev Carlton Knight officiated.  Survivors include his
wife, Eliza Jane; five daughters, Mrs. W. R. Summers, Mrs. Hosea Nichols, Mrs. Ray Harris and
Mrs. Clyde Huggins, Mrs. Venus Claxton; 6 grandchildren; two sisters; a brother.

ROBERT FOWLER, Funeral services will be held Friday in the Holdren Funeral Home for Robert
Fowler, 80, who died Tuesday in the Coffman home south of town. Mr. Fowler, who had resided
at the Coffman home the past three months was found dead at the lake. Survivors include three
sons, Leonard, Charles and Ansel; a daughter.  Rev. Salsman of Niangua is  the officiating
minister and burial will be near Barkersfield, Mo.

RENA BELLE DAVIDSON, 84, daughter of Samuel and Frances Long, was born at New Cunbers
Town, Ohio, February 26, 1868 and departed this life November 3, 1952. She moved to Wright
County with her parents by ox-drawn wagon while a small child. She was married to Sam
Davidson the year of 1896. To this union was born 6 children, two preceded her in death, Nora
Ann, July 7, 1901 and Clarence A. November 11, 1935. Her husband passed away July 13, 1939.
Surviving are, Mrs. Elmer Lemons, Bob Davidson, Mrs. Chesa Williams and Mrs. Arthur
Newton; one brother Wilbert Long; a sister, Mrs. Porter Goodrick; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-
grandchildren. She professed faith in Christ at an early age and joined the Mt. Moriah Church.
Burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.

November 27, 1952

MARY ELIZA GREGORY, Funeral services were held Wednesday in the Hartville Free Will Baptist
church for Mrs. Mary Coxen Gregory, 80, who died Sunday in the St. Johns hospital in
Springfield.  Mrs. Gregory, a lifelong resident of Wright County, is survived by 3 sons, L.C., E.
L. and Ira E.; two brothers George and Albert Coxen; a sister Mrs. Ida Broyles;13 grandchildren;
14 great-grandchildren. Rev. Selph Jones was the officiating minister with burial in Steele
Memorial Cemetery.

 December 4, 1952

JESSIE VIRGIL SHADDY, 61, was born August 2, 1891 and departed this life November 22, 1952.
He was united in marriage to Zella Frances Crain December 30, 1909. To this union were born 3
children, Ilah Hudson, Fosteen McNealy and Gailon Shaddy. He obeyed the Gospel at 28 years
of age and had been a member of the Shaddy and Durbin congregation since.  Survivors are his
wife; 3 children; 2 brothers, W. E. Shaddy and Oscar; 2 sisters, Mrs. Alma McKeel and Mrs.
Gusta O'Dell; 8 grandchildren.

December 11, 1952

CLELLA SUSAN LAND, Funeral services were held in the Pea Ridge Baptist Church Monday for
Mrs. Clella Susan Land, 74, who died at her home eight miles southwest of Hartville Thursday
of last week. Mrs. Land was a life long resident of Wright County and is survived by one
daughter, Miss Barbara Land; five sons, Earl, Owen, Ivan, Harry and Gene; one sister, Mrs.
George Bean; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Burial was in the church cemetery.

MARY C. LEMONS, Funeral services were conducted Sunday at Little Creek Church for Mrs. Mary
C. Lemons, 78, who died at her home six miles north of here Wednesday. Mrs. Lemons, a life
long resident of Wright County, is survived by five daughters Mrs. Ethie Taylor, Mrs. Alta
Klifoy, Mrs. Laura Swanigan, Mrs. Jewel Goswick and Mrs. Ruby Robertson; five sons, Elmer,
Walter, Robert, Ivan  and Charles; 38 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters; 4
brothers. Burial was in the church cemetery.

ANDY M. CARR, Funeral services were held Tuesday in Hartville Free Will Baptist Church for Andy
Carr, 64. Mr. Carr died suddenly at his home north of town Saturday afternoon. Survivors
include his wife, Meda; 3 sons, Elbert, Max and James; 2 daughters, Miss Opal Carr and Mrs.
Mary Hake; a sister, Mrs. Clara Palmer; one brother Aaron Carr; 12 grandchildren. Rev. LeRoy
Beltz was the officiating minister. Burial was in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

December 18, 1952

IVAN R. HELSLEY, son of Marve and Jennie Helsley was born in Wright County, MO March 17,
1907 and passed away December 9, 1952 at the age of 45. He was united in marriage to Olga
Raney January 1, 1928. To this union were born one son and one daughter. He was a member of
the Masonic and Odd Fellow Lodge at Hartville. Some two years ago in quietness of his home,
with his family and friends, he bowed to God and accepted Christ as his personal Savior.  He is
survived by his companion; one daughter Barbara Coday; one son; M. B.; one brother Berna;
three sisters, Mrs. Shirley Smith, Mrs. Delpha Young and Mrs. Florence Housley.  Burial in
Steele Memorial Cemetery.

January 1, 1953

MARTHA E. HENSLEE,  Funeral services were held Saturday in Little Creek Baptist Church for Mrs.
Martha Elenor Henslee, 69, who died Thursday at her home in Mountain Grove.  Mr. and Mrs.
Henslee were former residents of Hartville. Survivors include four sons, Manie, Berlin, Virgil
and Dwight; three daughters, Mrs. Gladys Posateri, Mrs. Garner Shaver and Mrs. Verda Curtis;
six grandchildren. Burial in Little Creek Cemetery.

BRENDA JEAN DUGGER, Funeral services were held Sunday in the Free Will Baptist Church for
Brenda Jean Dugger, the 6 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Dugger. Rev. Homer
Smith was the officiating minister. Brenda died in Burge Hospital in Springfield where she had
been for the past two months suffering from brain tumor. Survivors are her parents and one
brother. Burial was in the Steele Memorial Cemetery.

January 8, 1953

JOHN WILLIAM WINN,  86, a retired farmer, was born April 13, 1866 and departed this life
December 27, 1952. He was born in Webster Country, moving to Wright County 1901. Two
years ago in October, he put his faith and trust in the Lord. On March 4, 1886 he was united in
marriage to Margert Louise McClanahan who departed this life April 19, 1930. To this union
were born six children. On June 21, 1931 he was united in marriage to Pearl Johnson who
survives. Besides his wife; survivors are six children, Mrs. Bertha Martin, Harrison Winn, Mrs.
Dona Clark, Mrs. Bessie Bunn, Mrs. Thula McNealy and Leota Young; one stepson, E. F. “Jake”
Claxton; 13 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; one brother Garden
Winn; 3 stepgrandchildren; 1 stepgreat-grandchild.
 

January 15, 1953

ETTA MAY HEMBREE, 65, was born in Christain County, Mo. on August 19, 1887. She departed
this life January 1, 1953. She was united in marriage to Fred E. Hembree December 1, 1904.  He
preceded her in death. Mrs. Hembree has been a Christain since her early life. In her later life she
re-united in the Christain Church.  She and Fred had nine children; two preceded her in death,
one in infancy and Floyd Freeman Hembree, who gave his life in World War II.  Survivors
include five daughters and two sons, Mrs. Clara Johnston, Mrs. Grace Ross, Mrs. Mary
Carriager, Mrs. Ressie Buck,  Raymond and Roy Lee; five sisters; two brothers; 24
grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.  Burial in Little Creek Cemetery.

SUSAN FRANCES OWENS, Funeral services were held Wednesday in the Ashley church for Mrs.
Susan Frances Owens, 81, who died at her home near Mountain Grove. Rev. Homer Smith was
the officiating minister. Survivors include her husband, Jonathan; four daughters, Mrs. William
Sanders, Mrs. Eliza Long, Mrs. Stella Bartley and Mrs. Mabel Doyel; three sons, Burney, Elza
and Lester Owens; a sister, Mrs. C. O. Brown; two brother Jess and Jim Atkinson; 27
grandchildren. Burial was in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.

January 22, 1953

MARION BUCK, 81, son of John and Mary Buck was born near Bloomington, Ind. June 20, 1871 and
died at Hartville Mo. January 17, 1953. His parents moved to Wright County, Mo., when he was
14 years of age and settled on a farm near Odin, Mo. On September 15, 1898 he was united in
marriage to Mary Louetta Marah. To this union three children were born, one dying in infancy.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Louetta; one son, Loby T. Buck; one daughter, Ila Newton; one
grandchild; two great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; three sisters, Emma Crider, Jennie
Prock and Lillie Eaton.  About 20 years ago he united with the Church of Christ.  Burial in Steele
Memorial Cemetery.

February 5, 1953

ALLIE LONG,  Funeral services were held today in the Shaddy Church for Mrs. Allie Long, 70, who
died Sunday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Russell A. Stanford in Springfield. Mrs. Long, a
former resident of Hartville had made her home with her daughter since death of her husband,
Albert Long, about 10 ago. Besides Mrs. Stanford, she is survived by three brothers, Otis, Roy
and Harry Hake; two sisters, Mrs. George Gillet and Mrs. Vera Moore; four grandchildren; one
great-grandchild. Burial in Shaddy Cemetery.

HERMAN CARLSON, Funeral services were held Friday in the Earl Wakefield home south of town
for Herman Carlson, 70, who died Tuesday of last week. Another service was held in Fairview
Church near Norwood. Rev. Kenneth Bandy and Rev. John Wright were officiating ministers.
Burial was in  Thomas Cemetery. Herman Carlson, son of Gustap and Mary Carlson, was born in
Wright County on August 26, 1882 and departed this life at the home of his niece, Mrs. Earl
Wakefield, on January 27, 1953. One of a family of nine children, he is survived by two brothers,
Andy and P. O. Carlson.

Febraury 12, 1953

CLARENCE SHELTON, 58,  brother of Mayor Harry V. Shelton, died Saturday at his home near
Rogerville.  Funeral services were held at the Chaffin Funeral Chapel in Ozark Tuesday
afternoon.

WILLIAM CLAXTON, Funeral services were held Monday in the Claxton Church on Elk Creek for
W. H. “Bill” Claxton, 87, who died Thursday night of last week at the home of his son, Glenn
Claxton in Walnut Ridge, Ark. Mr. Claxton, a life-long resident of Wright County, is survived by
his wife, Sarah; three sons Glenn, Lee and Elmer; three daughters, Myrtle, Edith and Celiah;
three half brothers, Alf, David and Monroe. Burial was in the Claxton Cemetery with Rev. Lester
Lawler as officiating minister.

RHODA CAROLINE MANARY, daughter of James and Elizabeth Manary, was born July 25, 1876 in
Wright County, Mo. and passed away February 9, 1953. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs.
Rebecca Ball and Mrs. Ada Hutton; one brother, Noah. In her early years she united with the
Christain Church.  Rev. A. B. Todd was officiating minister.  Burial in Sixteenth Cemetery.

February 12, 1953

PETE GRACEY, an elderly colored man, burned to death early Friday night when his small home in
the southwest part of town was completely destroyed by fire. When the fire was discovered the
flames were roaring throughout the interrior and the heat was so intense the body could not be removed
until late in the night when the fire burned down. Several rick of wood was stored inside which made
the fire last much longer. The origin of the fire is unknown, but was started inside, believed to have
been caused from an overheated wood stove. Wright County Coroner Frank Grable was present but no
inquest was held. Mr. Gracey came to Wright County about the time he was nine or ten years age. During
earlier years he operated a livery barn in Hartville which stood on the lot near the Carter Motor Co. He
served for several years as janitor of the Hartville schools, and was janitor of the Methodist Church for
a time. Mr. Gracey was a familiar figure on the streets here, and despite his age he came to town every
day where he visited with friends, basked in the sunshine, or lanquished in the shade during the hot
summer days. Only sickness or extremely bad weather kept him from making his daily pilgrimage to
town. Mr. Gracey was born in Smith County, Tennessee in the year of 1869 and died in Hartville, Mo.
February 21, 1953 at the age of 84. He was united in matrimony to Minnie White. To this union were
born eight children, three girls and five boys. Of these, only five survive. They are, Benton, Hewey and
Rudell, Ethel and Leola. His wife and three children preceded him in death. Funeral services were held
in Hartville Free Will Baptist Church here. Rev. Harvey Thompkins officiating. Burial in Hartville Cemetery.

ALICE FARMER, relatives received word this week of the death of Mrs. Alex (Alice) Farmer, 81, who
died Friday, February 13 at her home in Checotah, Ok. The Farmers were former residents of
Hartville. Survivors include three children, Ulmont Farmer, Mrs. Myra Quillen and Ethel
Quillen; several grandchildren.
 

March 5, 1953

JOHN ADAMSON, Funeral services for John Adamson, 80, who died in Visalia, Calif., was held there
and burial was in the Exeter Cemetery. Mr. Adamson was a native of Hartville having moved to
Exeter, Calif., in 1934. He is survived by one son, G.C.; four daughters, Mrs. Eva Dake, Mrs.
Verna Boulware, Mrs. Myrtle Stutler and Mrs. Opal Fincher; 15 grandchildren and 26 great-
grandchildren.

U. S. AND LINDA A. FINDLEY, double funeral services were held Monday in the Ashley Free Will
Baptist Church for Mr. and Mrs. U. S. Findley. Mr. Findley, 82, died Thursday morning of last
week at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Claude Smith, near Macomb.  His wife, Linda, 80, died
early Sunday morning. Mrs. Findley, who was in a coma at the time, never knew of her
husband's death.  Revs. O.L. Allen and Oliver Letterman were officiating ministers. Mr. and
Mrs. Findley had been married 57 years. Mrs. Findley is a half sister to Della Findley, south of
town.  Burial in Ashley Cemetery.

March 26, 1953

LOU ALLEN BUTCHER, Funeral services were held last Thursday in Rock Chapel Church for Lou
Allen Butcher, 92, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Zona Smith near Owensville. Rev.
D. S. Jones officiated. Survivors besides his daughter include 3 grandchildren. Burial in Rock
Chapel Cemetery.

ALBERT T. SHACKELFORD, Funeral services were held in Holdren Funeral Home Tuesday for
Albert T. Shackelford, 73, with the Rev. D. S. Jones officiating. Mr. Shackelford died Sunday.
Survivors include his wife, Essa; two brothers George and Nick; three sisters Mrs. Laura
Bradshaw, Mrs. Tennessee Plaster and Mrs. Corda Allen; six grandchildren. Burial in Steele
Memorial Cemetery.

BELLE PYATT, 80, former resident of Hartville, died Tuesday in Burger-Connelly Rest Home in
Springfield. Mrs. Pyatt had been in the rest home since the death of her husband, J. C. Pyatt
about two years ago. Survivors include two sons, Dr. C.E. and Lawrence; four daughters, Mrs.
H. H. Curtis, Mrs. Connie Turner and Mrs. R. L. Clotfelter; three sisters Mrs. Marzetta Davis,
Mrs. Oscar Ward and Mrs. Nenar Matlock of Mansfield. Funeral services will be held Friday in
the Holdren Funeral Funeral Home with Rev. Kenneth Bandy officiating and burial in Steele
Memorial Cemetery.  (Editors Note:  Obit said 4 daughters, but only 3 were listed.)

April 23, 1953

ROSCOE F. LONG, Funeral services were held in Marshfield Tuesday for Roscoe F. Long who died
in Burge Hospital Saturday after suffering injuries when he came in contact with 23,000 volts of
electricity while working at a power substation near Crocker. Mr. Long was the son of Owen
Long and a Veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife and two children. Rev. D. S.
Jones was the officiating minister. Burial was in Little Creek Cemetery.

April 30, 1953

WILLIS  PETERSON  84, was born in Mt. Vernon, Indiana February 12, 1869. He departed this life
April 22, 1953. He was united in marriage to Ola Dudley in 1930 at Hartville, MO.  She
preceded him in death. To this union was born one son, Samuel Willis Peterson. Survivors
include his son; one stepson Lester Leland Dudley; one sister, Mrs. Laurie Thompson.  Funeral
services were conducted in Little Creek Church by Rev. J. R. Bogart. Burial in Shaddy
Cemetery.

May 7, 1953

ARTHUR M. CRAPO, 75, Funeral services were held May 4, in the Church of God for Arthur Crapo,
who died Thursday of last week in the David Fullington home. Rev. D. D.Shaffer was the
officiating minster. He is survived by two brothers, Ira and Wm. Crapo; several nephews and
nieces including Mrs. Dave Fullington and Frank Crapo. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

TYRE L. NEWTON, 90, Funeral services were held in the Free Will Baptist Church for Tyre L.
Newton, who died at his home four miles south of here last Friday. Mr. Newton was a retired
farmer and stockman and a life long resident of Wright county. Survivors include his wife, Fay;
two sons, Leonard and John A.; two daughters, Fannie and Sarah. Rev. D. S. Jones was the
officiating minister. Masonic graveside services were held. Burial in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

EUNICE CAROLINE COXEN, Funeral services are to be held Friday morning at Coon Creek for
Mrs. Eunice Caroline Coxen, 84, who died at her home May 3.  Rev. Homer Smith will be the
officiating minister. Survivors include two sons, Elmer and Beryl; two daughters, Miss Lyda
Coxen and Mrs. Ida Stigall; one brother Isaac Barnes; three sisters, Mrs. Jessie Long, Mrs.
Cyntha Beach and Mrs. Sadoie Mayler; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Burial in the
church cemetery.

LULA STEWARD, 59, died April 27, at a local rest home. Funeral services were held in the Holdren
Funeral Home April 30. She is survived by a son Earl; a daughter, Mrs. Marie Jordan; three
stepsons, Homer, Edgar and Virgil; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Verna Grasham, Mrs. Senne
Grasham, and Mrs. Nora Nelson; a brother William Gale. Burial was in Lone Star Cemetery.

IDA BRASHER POOL, 78, was born January 6, 1875 and died April 28, 1953. She was married
February 14, 1895 to E. J. “Lige” Pool. To this union were born three children, Harold, Mrs.
Linnie Ernst and Marvin; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild. She was a member of the
Cumberland Presbyerian Church.  Burial in No. 5 Cemetery.

May 21, 1953

SARAH CLAXTON, Funeral services were held in the Claxton Church last Friday for Mrs. Sarah
Claxton who died at the home of her son, Glenn Claxton, in Arkansas. Rev. Lester Lawler was
the officiating minister. Her husband, Wm. Claxton preceded her in death only three months ago.
They were former residents of this county.

JUNE 4, 1953

BARNEY WOOD, 75,  Funeral services were held Monday in the Christian Chapel Church for Barney
Wood, who lived north of town. Mr. Wood, a life long resident of Wright county, is survived by
his wife, Nannie; a son, Evert; three brothers; two sisters; four grandchildren; three great-
grandchildren. William Stanley was the officiating minister. Burial was in Little Creek
Cemetery.

MARTIN TODD, 71, Funeral services were held last Thursday at Shaddy Church for Martin Todd.
Rev. W. J. Stanley officiated. Survivors include his wife, Zona; three daughters, Mrs. Etolia
Indermuehle, Mrs. Reba Shull and Mrs. Leone McClannahan; a brother, Robert; two sisters;
three grandchildren. Burial in Shaddy Cemetery.

June 18, 1953

FRANKLIN F. O'DELL, 74, Funeral services were held Thursday in Little Creek Baptist Church for
Franklin F. O'Dell, 74, who died Tuesday at his home in Grove Spring. Rev. J. R. Bogart and
Rev. Roy Kinker were officiating ministers. He is survived by his wife, Viola; three daughters,
Mrs. Orville O'Dell, Mrs. Otis Long and Mrs. Andy Clark; a son, Aaron; a sister, Mrs. Lydie
Duncan; a brother, John O'Dell; 12 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.  Burial in Little Creek
Cemetery.

MAGGIE CURTIS, Funeral services were held Sunday in the Grove Spring Baptist Church for Mrs.
Maggie Hill Curtis, 65, who died Friday at her home. Rev. Don L. Brown was the officiating
minister. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Wanda Guinn; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Delk and Stella
Hightower. Burial was in Shaddy Cemetery.

ADA E. YOUNG,  Funeral services were held Friday in Little Creek Church for Mrs. Ada E. Young,
who died June 10. Rev. John Wright was the officiating minister. She is survived by her
husband, Albert; four daughters, Miss Macie Young, Mrs. Osa Fisher, Mrs. Ruby Coltrane and
Mrs. Sabert Hargus; one son Lawson; one brother; two sisters; seven grandchildren. Burial was
in Little Creek Cemetery.

JUNE 25, 1953

JAMES ASA MARTIN, 70, son of Thomas and Rachel Martin, was born in Lee County, Mississippi,
December 18, 1882, and departed this life, June 21, 1953. He was united in marriage to Ophelia
Goswick, August 22, 1906. To this union two children were born. He professed faith in Christ in
the fall of 1905, and was united with the Little Creek Baptist Church. Later he moved his
membership to the Elk Creek Baptist Church. He is survived by his companion; two daughters,
Martha Warn and Aba Yeager; one grandson; two sisters, Etter Fritz and Jennie Driskell; two
brothers, Bert Martin and Tommy Martin. Funeral services were conducted in the Elk Creek
Baptist Church, with Rev. J.R. Bogart officiating. Appropriate hymns were rendered by the
Cravens Quartet.  Burial in Durbin Cemetery.

July 2, 1953

ADA E. YOUNG was born January 24, 1876 and departed this life Wednesday night June 10, 1953.
She was united in marriage to Albert Young in 1897. She was converted at the early age of 12 at
the Little Creek Baptist Church.  Survivors are her husband, Albert; four daughters Sabert
Hargus, Macie Young, Ruby Coltrane and Osa Fisher; one son Lawson; seven grandchildren;
one stepgrandson; one great-grandson; two sisters; one brother.

July 16, 1953

HERBERT H. CURTIS, Funeral services were held in the high school auditorium in Hermitage, MO.
Monday afternoon for Herbert H. Curtis, 59. Mr. Curtis, a former resident of Hartville, worked in
the Wright County Bank for several years before leaving about 15 years ago to work in the bank
at Mansfield. He left Mansfield about seven years ago to go in the bank at Hermitage where he
had been since. Mr. Curtis was stricken Friday in Springfield while waiting for his wife Effie,
who was returning from Texas by plane after visiting their daughter there. He was taken to the
Burge Hospital where he was pronounced dead. He is survived by his wife, Effie; a daughter,
Mrs. Don Freeman; a son William; three brothers, Ray, Claude and Dan; three sisters Mrs. Don
Cottengim, Mrs. Ryan and Mrs. Howard Twente. Burial in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

July 23

ALBERT NEWTON, 71, son of William and Cynthia Newton was born February 3, 1882 near Odin
and departed this life at his home in Hartville July 16, 1953. His father and mother, 2 brothers, 1
half brother and 2 half sisters preceded him in death. He was united in marriage to Mary Tate at
Hartville on January 31, 1909. “Uncle Albert” spent his entire life in Wright County as a farmer
near Odin until 11 years ago when he and Mrs. Newton moved to Hartville. He professed faith in
Christ in his early thirties. He is survived by his wife, Mary; two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Chapman
and Mrs. Laura Choate; one brother, Lee; two half sisters, Mrs. Verda Jones and Mrs. Elsa
Brown; five half brothers, Everett, Earl, Efton, Carl and Ray Newton.

IZORA ESTELLA (ABSHER) GREGORY, 81,was born July 18, 1871 and departed this life June 29,
1953. She was married to George W. Gregory on December 16, 1896. She is survived by two
sons, Macy and Owen; a daughter, Mrs. Fay Oliver; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
She was converted at an early age.  Rev. Lester Lawler was officiating minister.  Burial in Steele
Memorial Cemetery.

July 30, 1953

MRS. T. D. TODD, Funeral services were held Tuesday in Evening Shade Church north of Manes, for
Mrs. T. D. Todd, 76, who took her own life by slashing her throat with a razor blade at their farm
home near Manes Friday of last week. Mrs. Todd had been in ill health for some time and was
reported to be despondent over her condition. Survivors include her husband; seven sons; two
daughters; one brother; two sisters; several grandchildren. Mr. Todd is a brother of Mrs. Fannie
Boyer of Hartville. Burial was in Evening Shade Cemetery with Rev. W.A. Burney officiating.

August 8, 1953

FRITZ ERNEST BEAR, JR., 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Bear of Springfield, died in St. John
Hospital from injuries he received in a car accident Sunday. The accident occurred about three
miles north of the junction of Highways 123 and 65 as young Bear and another man from
Springfield were returning from the speed boat races on Lake Taney Como. Fritz Bear, father of
the boy, was a former editor of  “The Wright County Republican”.

JOHNNY DEAN WILLIAMS, Funeral services were held Monday in the High Prairie Church for
Johnny Dean Williams, the 3-months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Williams of Kansas City.
 Mr. and Mrs. Williams and children came down to spend the weekend with relatives and the infant
son became ill at the home of her parents. He was taken to a doctor in Marshfield and died in the
doctor's office. Beside the parents, he is survived by a sister, three years of age. Burial was in the
High Prairie Church cemetery.

MARVIN WIDNER, services for Marvin Widner, 75, were held Sunday in the Simpson Funeral Home.
Mr. Widner, a lifelong resident of Wright County, died Friday in Springfield hospital. Survivors
include his wife, Armitta; and three sons Samuel,Warren and Sanford. Rev. Selph Jones was the
officiating minster and music was by the Cravens quartet. Burial was in Little Creek Cemetery.

August 22, 1953

SUSAN POOL, Funeral services were held in Tulsa, Okla., this week for Mrs. Susan Pool, 85, a former
resident of this county, who died at the home of a daughter in Casper, Wyo. Mrs. Pool was a
sister to Al and Charley Dowden of Manes.

ANN MAX, died Monday after a long illness. Funeral services will be held in Rosendale, Mo. Mrs. Max
was the mother of R. C. Max and a former resident of Hartville. Mrs. Max was a half sister to M.
E. and Fred Carter.

HARRY HALLOWAY, word was received Tuesday of the death of Harry Halloway whose home is a
few miles northwest of here. Mrs. K. L. Schwartz received the message from her husband who is
in Iowa on business. Mr. and Mrs. Halloway were hunting and visiting friends and relatives in
Iowa and Minnesota. He took suddenly ill while hunting and was taken to a Sioux City hospital
where he died a few hours later. Burial will be in South Dakota, his former home. Mr. Halloway
was a brother to Mrs. M. A. Schwartz.

RONALD MITCHELL, 18, son of Rev. and Mrs. Merle Mitchell of Odessa, and grandson of Mr. and
Mrs. George Murrell of Hartville, was killed Saturday when he and his companions were
erecting a flag on top of a water tower at Liberty, MO., getting ready for homecoming at William
Jewell College. He was electrocuted when he came in contact with a live wire on top of the
tower. Rev. Mitchell is pastor of the First Baptist Church at Odessa. Mrs. Mitchell was the
former Mildred Murrell and a graduate of the local high school. Funeral services were held in
Odessa Monday with gravesides services and burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Springfield.

August 29, 1953

COFFMAN INFANT, graveside services were held Sunday in Coon Creek cemetery for the infant son
of Mr. and Mrs. George Coffman. Rev. Dorothy Faussett officiated.

MARY ISABEL YOUNG, Funeral services were held Saturday in the Black Oak Church near
Marshfield for Mrs. Mary Isabel Young, 79, who died at her home north of town Wednesday.
Mrs. Young, a resident of Hartville for the past 20 years, was a former resident of the Black Oak
community. Survivors include her husband: L. L.; six daughters, Mrs. Georgia McNabb, Mrs.
Letha Duren, Mrs. Artie Clift, Mrs. Hester Mourn, Mrs. Leota Edwards and Mrs. Opal Clift; one
son, Ansel; three brothers Tom,Will and Walter Chandler; a sister, Mrs. Eliza Layman; 15
grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Services were conducted by Rev. Reese and Rev D. S.
Jones.

September 3, 1953

R. D. JONES, Funeral services were held in the Ayre-Goodwin Chapel in Springfield Sunday for R. D.
Jones, 72, who died Thursday in St. Johns Hospital in Springfield. Graveside services were held
in the Fordland Cemetery. Rev. Selph Jones officiated at both services.  R. D. Jones, a former
resident and school teacher of this county, had lived in Springfield the past several years. He is a
brother of John Jones and Mrs. Elmer Young of Hartville.

MAE EDITH NEWTON, Funeral services were held Sunday in Hartville Free Will Baptist Church for
Mrs. Mae Edith Newton, 81, who died Saturday at her home near Mansfield. She is survived by
two daughters Misses Fannie E. and Sarah A.; two sons, John A. and Leonard E.; a sister, Mrs.
Emily Christian; a brother, George T. James. Burial in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

September 10, 1953

JAMES L. BRADSHAW, Funeral services for James Larner Bradshaw, 78, who died Tuesday in his
home on Route 1, Norwood, will be conducted Friday in Hartville Free Will Baptist church by
the Rev. Homer Smith. Burial in Steele Memorial Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Loura;
two daughters, Mrs. Mabel Thomas and Mrs. Myrtle Kidd; five sisters Mrs. Zeda Scott, Mrs.
Jensie Sanders, Mrs. Mollie Cottengim, Mrs. Verdi Turgon and Mrs. Loura Wilhers; two
brothers, Walter and Logan; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

JIM W. KELLEY, Funeral services were held Sunday in Oak Grove Church for Jim W. Kelley, 86,
who lost his life Friday night, when their home was destroyed by fire. He was living with a
daughter Mrs. Elma Dennis near Norwood. Mr. Kelley was a life-long resident of Wright
County. He is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Bessie Bruton; six sons, J. E., Arthur, Floyd,
Elsby, Hose and John; four sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Pridemore, Mrs. Sarah Raney, Mrs. Izora
Sharp and Mrs. Almeta Klamm; 36 grandchildren.

MARTHA BELL GARNER, Funeral services were Sunday in Coon Creek Church for Mrs. Martha
Bell Garner, 68, who died Tuesday. Rev. J. R. Bogart officiated. Survivors include her husband,
Charley; four daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Claxton, Mrs. Leota Stigall, Mrs. Edna Stigall and Mabus
Weaver; four sons, E. E., Roger, Arlin  and Monroe; three brothers, George, Lewis and John W.
Reddick; three sisters Mrs. Nina Wilson, Mrs. Nellie Smith and Mrs. Mary Shaddy.  Burial in
Coon Creek Cemetery.

September 17, 1953

JACKSON LOWERY, Funeral services were held Tuesday in the Baptist Church in Grove Spring for
Jackson Lowery, 62, who died Sunday in St. Johns hospital in Springfield.  Mr. Lowery had been
employed at the Farmers Exchange in Grove Spring the past ten years. Survivors include his
wife, Haley; two sons Ezra and Cleaven; two daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Moore and Mrs. Verba
Climer; two brothers, G. L. and Wilbur Lowery of Springfield. Rev. D. S. Jones was the
officiating minister. Burial in Shaddy Cemetery.

September 24, 1953

BOB CAMPBELL, Funeral services were held September 13 in the Hartville Free Will Baptist Church
for Bob Campbell, 85, who died at the Coffman Rest Home on Friday. Rev. Fred Drake of
Mansfield officiated. Burial in Steele Memorial cemetery.

IRA W. ROWE, Funeral services were held Sunday in the Manes Baptist Church for Ira W. Rowe, 71,
who died Saturday at his home north of Manes. Mr. Rowe, was a life long resident of the Manes
community. He is survived by his wife, Lula; two sons, Orle and Verl; two daughters, Mrs. Ivy
Wood and Mrs. Lavelle Curtis. Burial was in Manes Cemetery.

MARY ETTA MOORE, Funeral services were held September 18 in the Hartville Free Will Baptist
church for Mary Etta Moore, 72, who died at the Coffman Rest Home Wednesday of last week.
Miss Moore, a retired school teacher, was a life long resident of Wright County. She had no
known relatives. Rev. D. D. Shaffer officiated and burial was in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

CHARLES WILLIAMSON, Funeral services were held Tuesday in Green Mountain Church for
Charles Williamson, 83, who died Friday at the Coffman Rest Home. Mr. Williamson was a life
long resident of Wright County and a retired school teacher. Rev. Fred Drake officiated.
Survivors include a brother and a niece. Burial was in the church cemetery.

November 12, 1953

LAURA KERR, Funeral services were held Wednesday in the funeral home at Marshfield for Mrs.
Laura Kerr 74, who died Saturday at the home of her daughter in Auburn, Neb. Mrs. Kerr, the
widow of the Frank Kerr, was born and reared in Hartville. Survivors include her daughter, Mrs.
Lucy Mae Johnson; four sons, Eual, Claren, Lyle and Ralph; and one brother, Floyd Claxton;
eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Burial was in the Marshfield Cemetery.

FRED C. CARTER, Funeral services were held in the High School Gymnasium Monday for Fred C.
Carter, 60, who died Saturday in St. Johns Hospital in Springfield. Mr. Carter a native of
Hartville was a prosperous farmer and live stock dealer. He spent 25 years in St. Louis as Live
Stock Commissioner at the Union Stock yards. He was a member of the Hartville Christian
Church, the Masonic Order and several other Civic organizations. Rev. Cleaveland Bradser was
officiating minister.  Survivors include his wife, Opal; 4 daughters, Mrs. Herbert Hutsell, Mrs.
Jack Elkin, Mrs. Art Wynn Jr. and Mrs. Howard Harper; one brother, M. E.; 5 sisters, Mrs.
Garfield Aber, Mrs. Alva Curtis, Mrs. Rachel Barnes, Mrs. Zona Jones and Mrs. Kathryn
Edwards. Burial in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

OPAL PEACOCK, word was received here of the death of Mrs. Ira Peacock who died at her home in
Caldwell, Idaho, October 31. She was a sister of Ira Roberts, Minnie Arnall, and Belle Carter.

DELBERT BELT, word was received of the death of Delbert Belt, a former resident of Wright County,
who died Monday at his home in Louisiana, Mo. Funeral services were held there Wednesday
and burial was at Brookfield, Mo. He was a brother of Mrs. Elba Cogdill and cousin of Mrs. E.
B. Coday.

November 19, 1953

JESS H. MATLOCK, Funeral services were held Sunday in the Mansfield Presbyterian Church in
Mansfield for Jess H. Matlock, 71.  Mr. Matlock was a retired Wright County farmer.

SQUIRE G. STIGALL, word was received of the death of Squire G. Stigall, 83, who died at the home
of a daughter in Republic last Saturday. Funeral services were held the Baptist Church in
Republic Sunday. He was the father of Roy Stigall and a half brother of Anchor and Stanford
Stigall.

HELEN PUBLOW,  Funeral services were held Monday in Ozark for Mrs. Helen Publow, 63, who
died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Paul Marley of Kansas City. The Marley's and Publow
were former residents of Hartville, leaving here about a year ago.

ARTHUR C. CRAIN, Funeral services will be conducted today for Arthur C. Crain of Ozark who died
in an Ozark hospital Monday. Mr. Crain was a native of Ozark and was a veteran of World War
II. Among survivors of Mr. Crain is a brother, Circuit Judge Joe Crain of this district.

JUDGE VANDEVENTER 64, Presiding Judge of the Springfield Court of Appeals, died of a heart
attack Tuesday of last week while on an outing at Forsyth.  Judge Vandeventer came to Hartville
in 1922 and went into partership in law office with Arthur M. Curtis. Funeral services were in
Springfield Friday.

November 26, 1953

LEVI RANEY, Funeral services were Wednesday in Rock Chapel Church near Norwood for Levi A.
Raney, a life-long resident of Wright County, who died Monday at his home in the Owensville
community. Survivors include his two daughters, Mrs. Daisy James and Mrs. Marie Thomas;
three sons, Alva, Don and Frank Raney.  Rev. Selph Jones was officiating minister. Burial was in
the church cemetery.

December 3, 1953

DR. A. F. HAYES, Word was received here of the death of Dr. A. F. Hayes who died at his home in
Mountain View last Saturday. Funeral services were held there Wednesday.

ELIGE JONES, 76, lost his life Friday when he was hit by a car as he was crossing a street near the
home of a daughter, Mrs. Vinita Cloud, in Springfield, where he lived.  Funeral services were
held Sunday in the Mansfield Baptist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Eula Ivy,
Mrs. Faye Platt and Vinita Cloud; a son Hugh Jones; five grandchildren.

 December 10, 1953

GORDAN GOOCH, Funeral services were held in the First Methodist church in Pittsburg, Kansas
Saturday, for Gordan Gooch who died last Wednesday in a Kansas City hospital. Mr. Gooch was
the husband of the former Viva Ruth Long of Hartville. Survivors include a little daughter,
Benita who has spent the past three months in Hartville with Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Ellis, due to her
father’s illness.

December 17, 1953

SAMUEL BURRIS, Funeral services were held at Durbin Saturday for Samuel Burris, 92, who died
Thursday. Mr. Burris was a resident of the Durbin community for the past 70 years. Survivors
include three daughters, Mrs. Julia Henderson, Mrs. Martha Fahrubel and Mrs. Gertrude Perry;
three sons Jim, Ray and Calvin; 21 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

December 31, 1953

MARY PARELEE DAY, Funeral services were held Tuesday in the Copening Chapel Church near
Niangua, for Mrs. Joseph W. Day, 91, who died Sunday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ralph
Max of Hartville, where she had made her home since the death of her husband about 12 years
ago. The Rev, J. A. Young officiated. Mary Parelee Whittenburg was born in Webster County,
Missouri five miles east of Mansfield, April 25, 1862. She was the daughter of N. B. and Nancy
(Hyde) Whittenburg. At the age of twelve she was converted and joined the Copening Chapel
Methodist Church. She was united in marriage to the Rev. Joseph W. Day, February 17, 1892.
Survivors include her daughter, Ethel Max; two brothers, James W. and Porter Whittenburg .
Burial was in Copening Cemetery.

January 7, 1954:

"BUTCH" HENSLEY--"One of Mansfield's best known dog characters, "Butch" Hensley, about 9 years old, a half Cocker Spaniel-half tourist, belonging to Mr. and Mrs. Hobart Hensley, passed into the great beyond of dog-heaven a few days ago, as a result of being struck by a car.  "Butch" was truly a town dog, being known by everyone, and spent his declining years downtown guarding the doors of the Style Shop and Wallen's Federated Store and other places where Mrs. Hensley has been employed.  He, perhaps, won his greatest fame as a hero of sorts at the Mansfield ball park several years ago, being given credit for preventing bloodshed on the ball diamond when a serious quarrel developed between two teams engaged in a tight softball game.  The squabble developed over player qualifications, with partisans on one side trying to disqualify the pitcher on the team which appeared to be winning the fame, and you can imagine how this tactic was winning friends among the partisans of this team.  Well, the players and partisans of both teams were gathered on the diamond in tight knots and the situation was very tense, and it would have taken only a small spark to have set off what would have probably proved to have been one of the bloodiest riots of all time.
"Butch" it seems had gone as daffy over softball as almost everyone ele in town at that time; at any rate he was at the park when it opened every night and there to help shut the lights off sometime after midnight every night.  Some people say this is because Hobart was always there early and stayed late, but others contend "Butch" just naturally was a fan of the sport.  However that may be, "Butch" was not only always there but he had decided that as far as other dogs were concerned, at least, he owned the ball park, and he was not going to countenance any other dog coming there, or if any dog did happen to make that mistake, he would send them on their way.
It seems that this night, when the quarrel was reaching its climax and fisticuffs were about to start, another of the town's famous doges, "Hobo", Delmar Norcross' pooch, put in his appearance under the bleachers where "Butch" was standing guard.  There ensued one of the noisiest dog fights in all dog history as "Butch" tried to eject "Hobo" from the premises and this so excited and amused the spectators and even the participants in the quarrel on the ball diamond, that the spat over the ball game was forgotten, and all hands heaved to to try to separate the snarling dogs.  By the time this was done and the chaos quieted, all tempers were cooled down and the game proceeded.
Just how many lives were saved, how many hospital bills prevented and how many deadly lasting feuds were thus headed off by "Butch" no one has ever been able to determine, but certainly he should be given credit for sure that he saved softball in Mansfield from immediate extinction at that moment and let it die a natural death as the fans and players tired of it."

AUSTIN ELMER DEDMON, 61, son of William and Sadie Dedmon, was born January 12, 1892 near
Mansfield and died December 31, 1952.  He married Edith E. Patterson April 9, 1921 and to this
union were born 7 children.  Survivors are his wfie, Edith; 5 sons, Garried A., Gaylaen, Jackie
D., William O. and Roy; 2 daughters, Mrs. W. O. Owens and Janice; a brother, Clarence; 3
sisters, Amy (Mrs. E. D.) Cauble, Ethel (Mrs. W. W.) Reeves and Mrs. Romaine Endsley.  Burial
in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

R. A. RYAN, 79, prominent Mountain Grove physician, died Saturday in his home.  He had practiced
medicine in this seciton for more than 50 years, starting in Norwood.  In 1927, he moved to
Mountain Grove where he established this town's first hospital which he operated untial about 7
years ago.  It is now a rest home.  Survivors are his wife, Esther Curtis Ryan; 3 sons, Paul,
Eugene and Dr. R. A. Ryan, Jr.; 2 daughters, Mrs. W. R. Behanna and Mrs. A. W. Lewis; 2
brothers, J. M. and Dr. A. F.; 3 sisters, Mrs. Roalind Herron, Mrs. Joseph Owen and Sara Ryan; a
half brother.  Burial in Hillcrest Cemetery.

LEO GLENN PEARSON, 40, son of Arven and Audra Pearson, was born July 10, 1913 at Grove
Spring, MO and died December 21, 1953 at Conrad, MT.  His father preceded him in death
February 2, 1950.  Survivors are his mother; a sister, Dorothy Palfi; 2 brother, Dwight and
Dwaine; maternal grandmother, Mollie Gordon.  Burial in Bramhall Cemetery.

January 14, 1954:

BILLY HANKS, 17, died January 6.  Survivors are his mother, Grace Hanks; 5 sisters, Florence
Tharpe, Helen Jacobson, Beulah Tharpe, Maxine Hendrickson and Dolly Jarrett; 4 brothers,
Ezra, Lester, Frank and Richard.  Burial in Oak Forest Cemetery.

TERRIL G. CANTRELL, 78, died Wednesday.  Survivors are his wife, Louanna; 3 sons, Bernie, Joe
and Henry; 5 daughters, Effie Stechiwak, Genieve Wilks, Jessie Hudson, Retha Eaton and Mrs.
Jay Pitchford; a brother, Tom; a sister, Mary Copening.  Burial in Prospect Cemetery.

FRED HENSON, 83, died Friday in his home in Mountain Grove.  Survivors are 3 sons, Jess, Edgar
and Bennie; a daughter, Gladys.

WILLIAM F. FANN, 80, former Wright County resident, died Friday at his Seymour home.  Survivors
are his wie, Hattie Mae; a daughter, May Workman; 5 sons, John, Herman, Albert, Hubert and
Raymond; a half brother, Ambrose Willet; a half sister, Mary Whittaker.  Burial in Newton
Cemtery.

RETTA JONES, 78, died Monday at her Norwood home.  She was preceded in death by her husband,
John J. Jones.  Survivors are 3 sons, Clyde, Sherman and Lester; 2 daughters, Mrs. Elemer Tharp
and Mrs. Frank Little.

FRANCIS ARTHUR CARNEY, 81, died Saturday.  He had lived in the Hartville community for 73
years.  Survivors are 2 sons, John and James; a daughter, Esther Young; 3 stepson, Arthur,
Gordon and James Grosselin; 2 brothers, Rosett and Phillip.  Burial in Little Creek Cemetery.

 January 21, 1954:

ANN HASELTINE "HASE" ALFORD CANTRELL, 75, was born September 15, 1878 and died
January 16, 1954.  She married L. G. Cantrell on August 23, 1908.  He preceded her in death
October 9, 1911.  Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Jap Cantrell.

DAVID LEONARD KRIDER, 70, son of James F. and Frances Krider, was born September 20, 1883
and died January 13, 1954.  He was a native of Douglas County and an almost lifelong resident
of the Mansfield area.  He married Esther Edwards in 1907.  He was preceded in death by his
wife 14 months ago; a son, Charley Leonard Krider, who was killed in Italy during Worl War II;
a daughter, Elsie Stewart, who died in 1936.  Survivors are 2 sons, Clarence and Ernest; 2
daughters, Mrs. Elmer Ruby and Mrs. Ralph Woodland; 2 sisters, Josie Wiltfong and Viola
Deaver; 2 half brothers, Otis and Oscar; a stepbrother, Jim Hancock.  Burial in Prairie Hollow
Cemetery.

January 28, 1954:

WILLIAM HANSON THARP, 62, died Wednesday.  Survivors are 5 sisters, Mrs. Fred Sayers, Opal
Kincaid, Essie Carter, Jewell Clark and Vada Quillen; 3 brothers, Chester, Charles and W. D.
Crain.  Burial in Curtis Cemetery.

CORA ALICE DRAKE, 86, daughter of Joseph and Margie McMaines Lockhard, was born in 1867 in
Mahaska County, Iowa and died January 24, 1954.  She married Hosea B. Drake April 1886 in
Nebraska.  She was a resident of Mansfield since 1930.  She was preceded in death by her
husband on February 1, 1932; her parents; 2 brothers; 2 sisters.  Survivors are 2 daughters, Daisy
Campbell and Augusta McArthur; 3 sons, Rev. Fred, Lloyd and Oscar; 2 sisters, Minnie Harris
and Mrs. Daisy Grace.  Burial in Prairie Hollow Cemetery.

MARZETTIA DAVIS, 81, lifelong Harville resident, died Monday.  Survivors are 3 sons, Elmer, Noah
and Murrell; 3 daughters, Bessie Edwards, Blanche Carter and Pearl Schafer; 2 sisters, Celia
Ward and Nenar Matlock; a brother, Tom Reese.  Burial in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

February 11, 1954:

RETTA ELIZABETH MOODY, 74, lifelong resident of Wright County, died Friday.  Survivors are
her husband, Lewis; 2 daughters, Marie Fagan and Redith Moody; 4 sons, Howard, Dave,
Quentin and Clair; a sister, Bertha Stout.

WILLIAM WILSON NICHOLS, 72, died Saturday.  Survivors are his wife, Myrtle Clyde; 3
daughters, Wanda Keltner, Mabel Stubbs and Ruth Rippee; 6 sons, Clyde, Paul, Floyd, Lowell,
Ray and Roy; a brother, Earl; a half sister, Verona Grubbs.  Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

WILLIAM T. HOOTEN, 54, a grocer at Manes, died Friday.  Survivors are his wife, Edna; father,
Samuel; a brother, George.  Burial in Tulsa, OK.

EDWARD C. FAGAN, JR., 29, son of Edward C. and Florence Fagan, was born January 12, 1925 and
died February 2, 1954 after a logging accident in which a tree fell on him.  He was preceded in
death by his father on November 29, 1951.  Survivors are his mother; 5 sisters, Rosie Ridens,
Hazel Elliot, Vera Waldren, Mary Turner and Fern Bass; 3 brothers, Ralph, Howard and Avery.
Burial in Wolf Creek Cemetery.

February 18, 1954:

JOHN LATIMER, 67, Postmaster at Loring, died Thursday.  Survivors are his wife, Laura; 3
daughters, Mrs. Fred M. Wilson, Mrs. L. H. Nye and Gertrude; a brother, Alfred.  Burial in
Greenlawn Cemetery, Springfield.

JOHN DANIEL CAMERON, 80, retired carpenter, was born March 24, 1873 at Pochontas, AR and
died February 13, at his home near Mansfield.  He had lived in the same residence for 60 years.
He married Sarah Ann Lakey on July 3, 1897 and to this union were born 7 children.  He was
preceded in death by a daughter, Lunda Edith, March 22, 1929; a son, Ben Elbert, November 6,
1930; his wife, July 13, 1934.  Survivors are 5 sons, Chester D., Charles E., Elmer D., Jesse A.
and James A.  Burial in Goss Cemetery, near Seymour.

February 24, 1954:

WILEY THORNE, 84, retired Mountain Grove merchant and banker, died February 19.  Survivors are
a daughter, Stella Brooks; 2 sisters, Ida Crawford and Alice Thorne.  Burial in Hillcrest
Cemetery.

WILLIAM I. DUKE, 80, died Tuesday.  Survivors are 5 daughters, Anna Todd, Mary Brewer, Sarah E.
Bruce, Bertha Duke and Addie Wimberley; 2 sons, Henry and Irven.  Burial in Green Mountain
Cemetery.

March 4, 1954:

MELIA A. JORDAN, 70, died February 22.  She was the widow of Joe Jordan, who died two years
ago.  Survivors are 4 daughters, Ruth O'dell, Mildred Fritz, Jeraldine Lawler and Gladys Oetting;
a son, Arnold.  Burial in Durbin Cemetery.

HAROLD C. CANTRELL, 63, died Saturday.  Survivors are his wife, Emma; a son, Lester; 2
brothers, Grove and Abe; 2 sisters, Elizabeth Ballard and Elzona Montgomery.

POLLA LETSINGER BALLEW, native of Missouri, died Friday at her home in Lindsay, CA where
she had lived for the past 34 years.  Survivors are 4 sons, Paris, Otis, Kenneth and Dewey; 2
daughters, Lorinda Lawson and Helen Glick; 3 sisters, Susan Baker, Laura Odle and Maggie
Norcross; 2 brothers, William and Ben Freeman.  Burial in CA.

VIRGIL SAWYERS, 79, died Saturday.  Survivors are his wife, Elizabeth; a son, Norman; 2 brothers,
Homer and Robert; 6 sisters, Elsa Lewis, Froney Leef, Gertrude Gibson, Myrtle Lawrence,
Earnie Rippee and Ula Tracey.  Burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

March 11, 1954:

CLARA LATIMER, 74, died Saturday.  Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Lowell Claxton; 2 sisters, Mrs.
Jim Shaddy and Mrs. Mabel Claxton; 2 brothers, Albert and Wilbert Luallin.  Burial in Shaddy
Cemetery.

IRENE HEARD, 41, died March 3, in Omaha, NB where she had moved to in 1951.  Survivors are her
husband, Leonard; 3 sons, Donald, James and Clayton; 6 daughters, Neva Jo Page, Lela Mae,
Carol Louise, Norma Jean, Wava Janelle and Kathy Lynn; a brother, Quentin; 4 sisters, Myrtle
Young, Mabel Cody, Bertha Walls and Minnie Fredrickson; mother, Oma Johnson.  Burial in
Riverview Cemetery, Louisville, NB.

ALVIN W. OBERHOLSER, 93, son of Dillman and Harriet Oberholser, was born May 3, 1860 in
Clinton County, IA and died February 12, 1954 at Oceola, IA.  He married Emily C. Bechel on
November 28, 1881.  He was a farmer who lived in the Mansfield area for 45 years before
moving to Oceola about 5 years ago.  He was preceded in death by his wife in 1934; 3 daughters,
Ethel, Edna and Susie; parents; 2 sisters; a brother.  Survivors are 2 daughters, Ruth Harding and
Harriet; a sister, Harriet Kindig; a brother, Dillman.  Burial in Ashley Cemetery, Mansfield, MO.

HARRY MANSKER, 77, died Saturday.  The lifelong resident of Wright County, had just moved to
the Everett Gourley place Friday, when Harry suffered a stroke.  Survivors are his wife, Nora; 3
daughters, Bershio Moore, Stella Fry and Mrs. Jean Rosa; 2 sons, Kermit and Thurman; a sister,
Laura Reeves; 2 brothers, John and Ben.

March 18, 1954:

SARAH C. LARK, 91, died March 16.  A resident of the Norwood community for the past 50 years,
she was the widow of George Lark who died a year ago.  Survivors are 2 sons, Ivan and Bryon; a
brother, Sterling L. Williams.  Burial in Thomas Cemetery.

CLARA LUALLIN LATIMER, 74, daughter of John and Mary Luallin, was born February 4, 1880
and died March 6, 1954.  She married Charles A. Latimer October 4, 1904.  He preceded her in
death in 1950.  Survivors are a daughter, Frieda Claxton; 2 sisters, Mabel Claxton and Grace
Shaddy; 2 brothers, Wilbur and Albert Luallin

March 25, 1954:

THOMAS B. CANTRELL, 69, died Friday.  Survivors are his wife, Sylvia; 5 sons, Estel Lee, Isaac,
Thomas, Captain and Bob; 5 daughters, Nola Tracy, Eunice Claxton, Mrs. J. C. Taylor, Arvella
Pursley and Bea Amie Warden; a sister, Mary Copening.  Burial in Liberty Cemetery.

CLARENCE JAMES SKINNER, 32, Mansfield native, died March 19, at the home of his parents in
Exeter, CA.  His grandparents were the late Mr. and Mrs. Sam Skinner and Mr. and Mrs. Dan
Keys of Mansfield.  Survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dewey F. Skinner; a brother, Dewey
F. Jr.; 3 sisters, June Younger, Minnie Webster and Mildred Kilmer.  Burial in Exeter Cemetery.

JAMES L. "BUD" WILLIAMS, 79, former resident of the Pleasant Hill community, died at his home
in Pawhuska, OK.  He was buried last Sunday in Pawhuska.  Survivors are his wife, Cora; 2
sons, Manse and Howard; a daughter, Opal Eaton.

April 1, 1954:

FRANK COLLIER, 51, widely-known Mountain Grove attorney, who was recently appointed to serve
on the state Public Service Commission, was found dead Tuesday in his car in Jefferson City.
He had apparently died after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage.  Born in Mountain Grove, he was
a graduate of Baker University, Baldwin, KS and received his law degree at Cumberland
University in Tennessee.  He was active in Republican Party affairs for many years and was
appointed to the state position by Governor Phil M. Donnelly.  Starting his law practice in 1923,
he served four terms as Prosecuting Attorney for Wright County and made his home in Hartville
for several years after returning to private practice.  He returned to Mountain Grove about nine
years ago where he served as city attorney for several years.  Survivors are his wife, Mary; a
daughter, Carolyn; a sister, Grace Collier; a brother, Paul.

JESS A. ROYAL, 86, retired teamster who moved to Springfield from Wright County in 1914, died
Tuesday.  Survivors are 4 sons, Harry, Clyde, Lyle and Earnest; 2 daughters, Edna Davis and
Pearl O'Brien; 4 brothers, Charles, Ed, James and Arthur.

April 8, 1954:

NORA LaFRANCE (Mrs. C. L.) PAXTON, 64, former Mansfield resident, died March 26, in
Carrollton, MO.  She was the daughter of Emmett and Mary LoFauntion LaFrance and was born
February 1, 1890 in Hill City, KS.  At the age of 6 months, she moved with her parents to Forest
City, MO and in 1932 moved to Carroll County.  She resided there until 1947 when she moved
to Mansfield.  She was the mother of 10 children.  A son and a daughter preceded her in death.
Survivors are 2 daughters, Leona Trennephol and Laura Portrey; 6 sons, Don, Lewis, Howard,
Charles, Marvin and Earl; 3 brothers; 4 sisters.  Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery.

WILLIAM A. ATCHLEY, 80, owner and operator of a general store at Graff for 40 years and also the
Postmaster until his retirement two or three yeas ago, died April 3.  Survivors are his wife, Julia;
3 daughters, Myrtle White, Geneva Cantrell and Mae Mansker; 2 sons, Hayden and Lloyd.
Burial in Hillcrest Cemetery.

ELIZABETH ELLEN HAYNES, 91, died Tuesday.  Surviving is a niece, Mrs. Huse Bolt.

April 15, 1954:

SAMUEL KING HART, 72, son of Tom and Julie E. Hart, was born on October 1, 1881 and died
April 6, 1954 in his home at Macomb.  He married Cora A. Findley on July 4, 1906 and to this
union were born 3 children, one preceding him in death.  Survivors are his wife, Cora Alma; a
son, Ellis James; a daughter, Florence Thelma Quesenberry; a brother, Jess Hart.  Burial in
Findley Cemetery.

April 22, 1954:

ALICE NICKLE, 67, died Tuesday.  Survivors are 6 daughters, Millie White, Jessie Broyles, Marie
Helsley, Blanche Mathis, Mable Baker and Florence McConn; 6 sons, Elmer, John, Doris, Bill,
Ezra and Dowe; 2 brothers; 2 sisters.  Burial in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

HARMEY S. WILLIAMS, 55, widely known Mansfield businessman, died Friday.  He was
owner/manager of the Mansfield Bus Station.  Before coming to Mansfield, he and his wife
operated a store and the Post Office at Macomb for many years.  He was preceded in death by his
wife.  Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Gordie Williams; 2 daughters, Louise Freeman and
Barbara; a son, Harold.  Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

April 29, 1954:

MAGGIE JANE RANEY, 64, died April 21.  Survivors are her husband, Liew; 4 daughters, Zelda
Parlien, Zeta Jackson, Alma Hortsman and Elsie Newton; 3 sons, Otis, Clyde and Dan; a brother,
Sam Chadwell; a sister, Lona Lilly.  Burial in Thomas Cemetery.

May 6, 1954:

GEORGE JEFFERSON JACKSON, 74, died May 2.  He was preceded in death by a son, Frank.
Survivors are his wife, Sarah Ella; 5 sons, Otis, Cash, Clifford, Ernest and Wayne; 2 brothers,
Harve and Otho; a half-sister, Ruth King.  Burial in Hillcrest Cemetery.

LAURA EMILINE NEWTON TRIPP, 83, daughter of John and Caroline Newton, was born March
27, 1871 near Mansfield and died April 27, 1954.  She married George W. Tripp on March 3,
1892. He preceded her in death November 24, 1938.  Survivors are a son, Claude; 5 daughters,
Eulalia Tarbutton, Lela Dennis, Neta Seal, Reba Brazeal and Vivian Greer; a sister, Triffie Miller; a
half-brother, Jason Newton.

May 20, 1954:

MARY JANE RIPPEE, 86, former Wright County resident died May 9, in Christopher, IL where she
had lived for the last 15 years.  Survivors are her children, Sadie Crider, Mrs. Maude Rippee,
Walter Rippee, Rinda Duke and Hulda Becker; a half sister, Josie Huffer.  Burial in Harrison
Cemetery, Christopher, IL.

WILMA VERA MARCUM, 40, died Friday.  Survivors are 3 sisters, Lola Davis, Cecile Jones and
Martha Faught; 2 brothers, James and John Marcum.  Burial in O'Dell Cemetery.

ANDREW CALDWELL died Saturday.  He had lived most of his life in Wright County and had made
his home with different people.  He was staying with Mr. and Mrs. Judge Trout when he died.
Survivors are a sister; a brother.

May 27, 1954:

MARY PROCK, 78, died Tuesday.  Survivors are 3 sons, Virgil, Charles and Bruce; 2 daughters, Mrs.
Harry Cline and Ellen Nelson; a brother, Ed McBride.  Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

OTTO H. HENSLEY, 67, died in Kansas.  The son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hensley was born in
Mansfield, attended Mansfield school and a business college in Springfield.  He went to
Cherokee County in Kansas at the age of 26 and married Janet Robinson fo Stippville.  In 1930,
he bought the Brunswick Recreation Hall in Columbus and operated it until 1952 when he retired
from active operation of the business because of ill health.  Survivors are his wife; a brother, T.
E.; 3 sisters, Della Gilley, Mrs. Ed Ryan and Lilly Shinpaugh.  Burial in Columbus, KS.

GERITHA MIZELL ROBERTSON, 84, daughter of Walter and Hannah Mizell, was born January 19,
1870 in Wright County, MO and died May 22, 1954.  She spent her entire life in this county
except 2 years from October 1921 to December 1923 which was spent in OK.  She married
Charles Robertson on February 6, 1887 and to this union were born 11 children.  She was
preceded in death by her husband on November 26, 1946; 3 children, James, Elza and Basil.
Survivors are 6 sons, Archie, Jess, Omar, Oren, Walter and Arthur; 3 daughters, Ollie
Hightower, Martha Widner and 2 others.  Burial in Durbin Cemetery.

June 3, 1954:

CHARLES EDWARD BENNETT, 78, retired farmer of Macomb and lifelong resident of Wright
County, son of Charles T. and Decy Ann Bennett, was born April 19, 1877 and died May 30,
1954. He married Lola Adamson in 1910 and to this union were born 4 children.  Survivors are
2 sons, Roy and Ray; 2 daughters, Mae Calhoun and Miss Retha Bennett; 2 brothers, Ike and Marve;
a half sister, Fannie Caudle.  Burial in Ashley Cemetery.

ORAN BALLEW, 57, died Sunday at his Mansfield home.  He had been a merchant here since 1924, in
association with his father-in-law, Ben Morris.  Survivors are his wife, Elva; 2 daughters, Freda
Henry and Miss June Ballew; 5 brothers, Jack, Virgil, Claude, Joe and Henry; a sister, Mrs.
Manie Parrott.  Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

FLORA EDITH MYRICK, 65, former resident of the Norwood area, died May 20, in Visilia, CA.
She and her husband had moved there last fall.  She married Albert R. Myrick in 1908.
Survivors are her husband; a daughter, Shirley Bonacich; 5 sons, John, Robert, Albert and
Edward; 3 brothers, Robert, George and Hugh Covey; 2 sisters, Lydia Nunes and Anna England.

June 10, 1954:

OTIS CLARENCE CODAY, 64, former Wright County resident, died May 26 in Lynwood, CA.
Survivors are his wife, Nellie; a son, Ben; a sister, Carrie Booth; a brother, Perry.  Burial in CA.

DAVID RUSSELL WALKER, 86, died Sunday.  He had been a resident of Wright and Douglas
counties for the past 25 years.  Survivors are 2 sons, Howard and Johnny; 2 brothers, James and
Sam; a sister, Jane Whittaker.  Burial in Brushy Knob Cemetery.

ALBERT CALHOUN, 49, former Norwood resident, died in Fresno, CA.  Funeral services were held
there June 1.  Survivors are his wife, Alma; 2 sons, Albert E. and Norman; 3 daughters, Laverne
Price, Ruby Hysell and Sue Swengle; a sister, Mrs. Sherman Hensley.

June 17, 1954:

ETTA CALTON died June 6.  She was preceded in death by her husband, G. W. about 2 1/2 years ago.
Survivors are a son, Ivan; a daughter, Austt Looney.  Burial in Bramhall Cemetery.

June 24, 1954:

MENERVA J. BURRELL, 94, died June 17.  She was born in Illinois, lived there most of her life and
moved to Missouri late in life.  Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. W. A. Zimmerman; 3 sons, Max,
Mark and Paul.  Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

JOHN H. MANSKER, 86, died Tuesday.  Survivors are 5 daughters, Beulah Perkins, Minnie O'Dell,
May Barthlow, Rose McCabe and Ollie Claxton; 5 sons, Ernest, Leslie, Dudley, Wylie and Fred.
Burial in Coon Creek Cemetery.

JOHN McADAMS, 47, was killed in an automobile accident in Portland, OR.  Survivors are his
mother, Lucy McCool; 3 brothers, Bert, Neal and Sidney McAdams.  Burial in Thomas
Cemetery, Norwood.

July 1, 1954:

JOHN M. ELLIS, 94, one of the founders of the Ellis Grocery Store chain in south central Missouri,
died Tuesday.  He was a lifelong resident of Wright County and had lived in the Mountain Grove
community when there was only one store there, the Mountain Store.  He currently lived in
Norwood.  At one time he hauled freight from Lebanon to Mountain Grove before the advent of
the railroad.  In later years he operated a grovcery store in Mountain Grove.  Survivors are 4
sons, John Jr., Bob, Ernest and Dr. Ralph; a daughter, Cleo Davis.  Burial in Hillcrest Cemetery.

NETTIE VANCE, 87, died Tuesday.  A native of Brookville, IA, she had made her home with her
daughter here since 1939.  She was the widow of D. J. Vance, one of the founders of the town
and first Postmaster of Mankato, KS.  Surviving is her daughter, Mrs. L. D. Lichty.  Burial in
Mankato.

VAN BEENY, 65, former Grove Spring resident, died in Oklahoma City, OK.  He had moved there
about 25 years ago.  Survivors are his wife; a son, Osborn.  Burial was Wednesday in Shaddy
Cemetery.

CHARLES M. PRIESTER, 77, died Sunday.  A native of Wright County, he had moved to Greene
County two years ago.  Survivors are his wife, Eva; a son, A. L.; 2 daughters, Viola Buttram and
Mrs. Ralph Reed; a brother, Miles; 2 sisters, Mrs. Joda Hightower and Mrs. Lewis Jones.  Burial
in Springfield.

ELLEN LAWSON, 86, died Tuesday.  She was a lifelong resident of the Manes community.  Survivors
are 8 sons, Jim, Jerry, Joe, Lowell, Bob, Arch, John and Andy; 2 daughters, Minnie Rippee and
Nola Cope.  Burial in Friendship Cemetery.

MINNIE FUGE, 58, died June 23.  Survivors are her husband, Elmer; 2 daughters, Lodene and Lois; a
sister, Lula Fry.  Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

ELIZABETH GASKILL COX, 66, died Thursday.  Survivors are her husband, Del; 2 daughters, Mrs.
James H. Antrium and Mrs. W. Nelson Kelsey; a son, Ennis; 4 sisters, Minnie Brewer, Ella
Dennis, Clella Dennis and Stella Tan; a brother, Frank Gaskill.  Burial in No. 5 Cemetery.

July 8, 1954:

JOHN HART, 87, died Tuesday.  Survivors are a son, Walter; a sister, May Mayfield.  Burial in
Mansfield Cemetery.

CARL B. LARSON, 35, former resident of Norwood, died June 26, in CO.  He was married to Elsie
Johnston in Norwood in 1938.  Sruvivors are his father, Dell W.  Burial in Oxford, NB.

SARAH JANE STOUT, 80, daughter of Riley and Mary Hicks, was born November 23, 1873 in
Douglas County and died June 28, 1954 in Garden Grove, CA.  She married Jonathan Ela Stout
on December 27, 1891 in Douglas County.  In 1944 they moved to CA and Jonathan died
February 4, 1949.  Survivors are 3 sons, Ira C., Homer C. and Russell E.; 3 daughters, Elsia
Baker, Gertie Cripp and Mildred Carter; 4 sisters, Julia Hancock, Alice Hancock, Esther Cearley
and Effie Whitmore; a brother, Richard Hicks.  Burial in Garden Grove, CA.

July 13, 1954:

LIZA EMELINE SCOTT, 84, died Tuesday.  Survivors are her husband, Paddy; 3 sons, Albert,
Marion and Roy; 2 brothers, Jonathan and Henry Owens.  Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.

M. V. "PETE" GARNER, 64, died Tuesday.  Survivors are his wife, Myrtle Hull Garner; 2 sons,
Newton and Norman; a daughter, Nadine; 3 brothers, Jess, Fred and Elmer; 4 sisters, Edith
Sorensen, Myrtle Broyles, Nettie Hollar and Mollie Coffman.  Burial in Coon Creek Cemetery.

FRANK BRENTLINGER died July 2 in Okmulgee, OK.  He had been employed by the Frisco
Railroad for 35 years.  He had attended Mansfield school and graduated with the class of 1907.
Survivors are his wife, Florence; 5 sisters, Mary Miller, Viola Cassidy, Mayme Clark, Neva
Baker and Grace Poort; 2 brothers, Ernest and Roy.  Burial in Beggs, OK.

RICHARD V. B. YATES, 79, former Mansfield business man, died recently in Newbert, OR.  He went
west in 1939, but had helped to build the building now occupied by Rodgers Furniture Mart on
the square and operated a grocery and produce store.  He married Margaret Slice Simmons.
Survivors are his wife; 6 daughters, Ruby Fowler, Dicky Hendrick, Margaret Moore, Fay Page,
Ruth Osborn and Dorothy Stone; a brother, Steve.  Last rites were under the auspices of the
Texas Lodge No. 177, A.F. and A.M., Houston, with vault interment in Friend's Cemetery.

JOHN ROBERT CHURCHILL, 54, eldest son of Edmond and Rhonda Churchill, was born July 31,
1899 at Lebanon, MO and died July 1, 1964.  He married Mary Huffman April 28, 1922.
Survivors are his wife, Mary; 2 sons, Ronald and Gene; 3 daughters, Mrs. Ivan Harrill, Mrs.
Bobby McCleary and Betty; 3 sisters, Mrs. J. A. Arrington, Mrs. Elzin Coday and Mrs. Earnie
Harrill; 2 brothers, Jasper and Elbert.  Burial in Prairie Hollow Cemetery.

LUTHER HUNTER was born in Wright County, was a Chiropractor in Springfield for many years and
died in Fort Lauderdale, FL.  Survivors are his wife, Eleanor; a sister, Oma Hunter.  Burial in
Fort Lauderdale.

July 22, 1954:

HARRY H. HIGHT, 65, former Mansfield resident died Monday. He was a retired crane operator for
the Frisco Railway and was living at the Milner Hotel in Springfield.  Survivors are 2 brothers,
Jason and Barney G.; a sister Eunice Camp.

LEMAN ERVIN "DOC" JONES, 80, lifelong resident of Wright County, at his home near Grove
Spring.  Survivors are his wife, Alta; 3 daughters, Lois Joggerst, Vivian Shirley and Fern
Klapmeyer; 2 sons, Vincent and Fred E.  Funeral services held in Claxton Church on
Wednesday.

NELLIE ROSETTE BRASHEAR, 76, died June 14.  She was the widow of Daniel H. Brasher and
had been a Springfield resident for the past 11 years.  Survivors are 2 sons, Albert and Eugene; 2
daughters, Laura March and Blanche Newton; 4 sisters, Jennie Armer, Laura Newkirk, Minnie
Krider and Dora Grogan.

RACHEL BRAZEAL, 70, daughter of Oliver and Jane Smith, was born January 9, 1884 near
Mansfield and died Monday.  She married William H. Brazeal March 9, 1903 and to this union
were born 5 children.  She was preceded in death by an infant child. Survivors are her husband; 3
sons, Bob, Roy and Ray; a daughter, Verna VanNess; a brother, Henry Smith.  Burial in Nancy
Newton Cemetery.

July 29, 1954:

JOHN WESLEY CARDER, 70, died Saturday in his Mountain Grove home.  Survivors are his wife,
Monona; 3 brothers, Frank, Bill and Jim; 3 sisters, Anne Sullins, Sedalia Wilhite and Eliza
Robertson.

ABSOLM EDWARD McINTOSH, 62, died Tuesday.  Survivors are his wife, Alta; 3 sons, Jarold,
Robert H. and Dale.  Burial in Freeman Cemetery, south of Norwood.

BARBARA ANN ZIMMERMAN, 22, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. W. A. Zimmerman died Tuesday.  She
was a 1950 graduate of Mansfield High School and was engaged to be married to Wade Radford.
Surviving are her parents; an uncle, O. H. Doran.  Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

August 12, 1954:

EDNA LEE MOORE, 41, died in childbirth Monday of last week.  Survivors are her husband, Virgil;
the infant daughter, Wanda; 6 other daughters, Josephine McGuire, Maxine Craver, Phyllis Kay,
Verba Lee, Shirley and Donna; 3 sons, Thurman, V. J. and Jimmy; 4 brothers, Woodson, John
H., George and Fred Moore; 4 sisters, Emma Helums, Della Moody, Jeanette Miranda and Alice
Williams.

MARY MARIE BENNETT, 27, died Saturday of cancer.  Survivors are her husband, Dallas; 3 sons,
Howard Lane, Jessie and James; a daughter, Helen Marie; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom O Stewart;
3 sisters, Anna Mae Stewart, Elva Rubbles and Jean Stewart; 4 brothers, Fred, Glenn, Bill and
Roy Lee.  Burial in Dorris Cemetery.

J. C. POPE, 67, died Thursday while mowing hay at his farm northeast of Mountain Grove.  He was
pastor of the Southside Baptist Mission in Mountain Grove.  He had been a minister for over 40
years.  Survivors are his wife, Stella Pope; a son, Marion; a daughter, Marie Murr; 3 brothers,
Joe, John and W. C.; a sister, Susie Wallace.  Burial in Hillcrest Cemetery.

CHARLES BAKER, 53, committed suicide Thursday.  He had suffered a leg injury two years ago
which left him crippled.  Acquaintances stated that he seemed depressed since the death of his
mother last year.  Survivors are 2 half sisters, Bertha Negro and Beulah Isler; 2 half brothers,
Phil and Eli Loveall.

August 19, 1954:

CORA LOUISE LONG, 72, died Sunday.  Survivors are he husband, Jacob; 3 sons, Dean, Earl E. and
Lester L.; 3 sisters, Oca Haugh, Myrtle Massey, Miss Juliet Simpson; a brother, Earl Simpson.
Burial in White Oak Pond Cemetery.

JIM HARTLEY, 71, died Wednesday.  He was a taxi operator of Mansfield.  Survivors are a son, Carl;
a brother, William.

September 2, 1954:

WILLIAM D. MURRELL, 83, died Friday.  Survivors are 2 sons, Harry and Cecil; 2 daughters, Edna
Nichols and Gladys Roberts; a brother, George.  Burial in Robinett Cemetery.

KENNETH LATHROM, 44, died last Tuesday.  He was a native of Wright County, born and reared
just east of Hartville.  He moved to Mountain Grove a few years ago and just a week ago had
moved his family to Peoria, where he died.  Survivors are 3 sons, Wallace, Wesley D. and Larry;
3 daughters, Aubrey Oliver, Linda and Lou Ann.  Burial in Robinett Cemetery.

September 9, 1954:

ELBRIDGE WEBB, 65, died Friday.  Survivors are his wife, Nora; a daughter, Veda Fisher; 5 sons,
Raymond, Wayne, Merlyn, Rudolph and Clifford; 2 brothers, Ray and H.; 3 sisters, Maggie
Shields, Vada Colton and Ruth McKeel.  Burial in Shaddy Cemetery.

MRS. LESTER WILLIAMS, a resident of this county only a few days, lost her life Sunday at her
home near Grove Spring when she attempted to light a fire using a five-gallon can of kerosine.
Survivors are her husband; 2 sons, Dale and Ronnie; a sister, Wanda Gregory.  All of the survivors were
injured in the fire.

September 16, 1954:

BEN MORRIS, 81, retired merchant, died Saturday.  He came to Wright County in 1896 and was one
of the pioneer merchants of the city, having been in business here over 50 years.  Survivors are a
daughter, Elva Ballew; a stepson, Frank Estes; 3 brothers, G. C., Charlie and Dave.  Burial in Mansfield
Cemetery.

H. D. RAND died September 7, in Kansas City.  Survivors are his wife, Evelyn Ingerson Rand; 3 sons,
Richard, David and Robert; 2 daughters, Virginia and Loretta; mother, Daisy Rand; 2 sisters,
Florence Hendricks and Ruth Bodenheimer; 2 brothers, Walter and Paul.  Burial at the family
 cemetery on the A. Ingerson farm near Mansfield.

September 23, 1954:

MARTHA ANN WELCH, 72, died Wednesday.  She had spent most of her life in the Hartville area.
Survivors are 2 daughters, Meda (Rippee) Allen and Vada (Rippee) Moody; 3 stepdaughters,
Gertie, Lema and Pauline Welch; 2 stepsons, George and Jeff Welch; 3 brothers, Neville, Sam
and Ben Bartley; 3 sisters, Lottie Oliver, Frona Young and Sarah Blevins.  Burial in Steele
Memorial Cemetery.

MARY LOUETTA BUCK, 75, died Tuesday.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion,
about 2 years ago.  Survivors are a daughters, Ila Newton; a son, Loba.  Burial in Steele
Memorial Cemetery.

JESSE JAMES FULLINGTON, 59, died Thursday.  Survivors are 2 sons; a daughter; a sister.  Burial
in Pleasant Hill Cemetery with military rites.

September 30, 1954:

S. S. SUTTER died in California.  He was the husband of the former Mrs. Norma Burney Newton and a
former resident of Mansfield.  Services were Monday in Beverly Hills, CA.

LAURA BRAZEAL was born July 10, 1886 at Mansfield.  She died September 25, 1954.  Survivors
are 8 daughters, Viola Stuart, Mary Foster, Elva Eppler, Lillie Nelson, Lovona Ractor, Fern
LaRue, Minnie Atchenson and Alene Abbott; 3 sons, Paul, Bill and Oliver; a sister, Isabell Viet.
Burial in Macomb Cemetery.

AMANDA E. GRAY, 83, lifelong resident of the Norwood community, died Thursday.  Survivors are 3
sons, Sherman, Willis and Clyde; 3 daughters, Anna Raney, Golda Hitchcock and Alta Demory;
a brother, Tom Edwards.  Burial in Macomb Cemetery.

SARAH ANN OLIPHANT, 80, lifelong resident of Hartville, died Friday.  Survivors are 6 daughters,
Mrs. W. C. Tate, Mrs. Amos Chancy, Mrs. Bryan Radford, Mrs. W. C. Perkins, Mrs. R. M.
Perkins, Mrs. Carlin Garner; 5 sons, Jim, Allen, Sherman, R. O. and Roy.  Burial in Green
Mountain Cemetery.

JOHN H. CAUDLE, 81, former resident of Norwood, died September 25 in Fresno CA.  He been
injured in a car accident September 7, while riding in a car being driven by his son, Clarence,
and the car was struck by another car.  Survivors are 4 sons, Clarence, Chester, Ed and Kenneth;
2 daughters, Christine Isengale and Lizzie Maddox; a brother, A. C.; 3 sisters, Vici Chadwell,
Lizzie Moody and Hattie Chadwell.  Burial in Winfield, KS.

October 7, 1954:

ATLAS LEROY HUNSAKER, 73, died Sunday.  Survivors are 6 daughters, Dorothy Sanders, Lelo
Maddox, Alice Odle, Agnes Yountz, Gladys Moody and Geraldine Moore; 3 sons, Clarence,
Paul and Hervel; 2 brothers, Henry and Arthur; a half brother, Oscar Moore.

LELA FRANCIS JACK, 39, daughter of T. G. and Bessie Keith, was born May 18, 1915 near Olathe
in Douglas County, MO and died October 6, 1954.  She married Fred Jack January 15, 1943.
Survivors are her husband, Fred M.; a sister, Lora (Mrs. Ernest Doyel); 2 brothers, Alonzo and
Leonard Keith; parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Keith.

October 14, 1954:

HOSEA NICHOLS, 74, son of Rev. L. L. and Angeline Nichols, was born November 25, 1879 near
Duncan and died at his home near Odin October 11, 1954.  He married Ollie Belle Franklin
December 19, 1900 and to this union were born 2 daughters.  He was preceded in death by Ollie
Belle on March 31, 1918 and by a daughter, Joyce, on June 25, 1907.  He married Ada Louisa
Ward July 6, 1921.  Survivors are his wife, Ada Louisa; a daughter, Gladys Rhea; 6 sisters,
Daisy Yates, Molly Dishman, Florence Cantrell, Joyce Cantrell, Edith Nichols and Lizzie
Daniels; 3 brothers, Noah, Foster and Jason.  Burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

JASON C. CODAY, 79, well-known Mansfield resident, died Tuesday.  Survivors are his wife, Ora; 5
daughters, Ethel Brazeal, Della Assmussen, Lala Owens. Myrtle Keys and Bessie Stout; a son,
Clifford; 3 brothers, N. C., Jim and Albert; a sister, Myrtle Milsap.  Burial in Dennis Cemetery.

TRUDE RIPPEE, 70, daughter of Jerimiah and Emma Oliver, was born September 12, 1884 at the old
homestead in Pleasant Hill community, 4 miles west of Hartville and died October 12, 1954.
She attended school in the rural district and Hartville High School.  She married F. A. Rippee on
December 24, 1903.  Survivors are her husband, F. A.; 5 sons, Hubert, John, Bernice, Conley
and Robert L.; 2 daughters, Lorena Higgins and Dixie Scott.  Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

EMMETT CAREY, 73, son of Nathan and Malissa Carey, was born August 27, 1881 in Iowa and died
October 1, 1954.  He married Myrtle Edge December 29, 1912 and to this union was born a
daughter. He was preceded in death by this wife on March 7, 1944.  On February 20, 1949, he
married Mrs. Etta V. Sullivan. Survivors are his wife; a daughter, Ruby Esther Hunsaker.

October 21, 1954:

WILLIAM H. HOLIMAN, 57, of Seymour, died Monday.  Survivors are his wife, Birchie; a daughter,
Betty Jo; 2 sons, Billy Gene and Charles Edward; 2 stepdaughters, Miss Vida Young and Mary
Lou Goss; 4 sisters, Verba Blankenship, Cordelia Branstetter, Mabel Duncan and Ida Duncan; a
half brother, Perry Holiman; a half sister, Mary Davis.

October 28, 1954:

WAYNE FRANKLIN YOUNG, 59, committed suicide Monday.  He had been despondent for some
time because of ill health.  Survivors are his wife, Zenia; 5 sons, Robert, Dwight, Donaly,
Raymond and Darrell; 2 daughters, Willa Maw and Wilma Carroll; a brother, Rufus; a sister,
Verna Mae Young.

J. W. HONEYCUTT SR., 59, of Cabool, died Saturday of a brain hemorrhage.  Survivors are his wife,
Thelma; 2 daughers, Judy Skeen and Betty; a son, J. W. Jr.; a half sister, Mrs. Frank Kitchen; a
half brother, R. L. Honeycutt; a brother, S. A.

November 4, 1954:

VERBA JANE SPARKS, 88, died Saturday.  She had 110 survivors--104 of them were descendants.
Survivors are 5 daughters, Margaret Sanders, Sally Lloyd, Susy Dear, Elizabeth Leaper and May
Dake; 4 sons, Richard, Clarence, W. G. and Jack; 3 sisters, Eva Walls, Becky Garner and Lucy
Campbell; 3 brothers, Ples, Joe and Fred Coffman.  Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.

THOMAS JEFFERSON YOUNG, 68, died October 12.  He was reared 4 miles northeast of Mansfield
and was a retired Frisco Railroad Company carpenter living in Springfield.  Survivors are his
wife, Alice; 3 sons, Valen, Doyle and Ronald; 2 daughters, Retha Walkup and Lucille Schnidt; a
brother, Raymond; 2 sisters, Belle Scott and Agnes Coday.

November 11, 1954:

JAMES WESLEY COX, 76, died Saturday after he suffered a basal skull fracture when he stumbled
and fell against a child's rocking chair earlier.  He was born August 21, 1878 and was living with
a grandson.  Burial in Moore Cemetery.

ROBERT CLAXTON, 65, second child of nine born to George Coleman and Mary Sanders Claxton,
was born September 3, 1890 and died November 4, 1954.  He married Idisie Adamson in 1912
and to this union were born no children.  He was preceded in death by his wife in 1952; 3 sisters
in infancy; his mother in 1940; a brother, Jason, in 1944; his father in 1946.  Survivors are a
brother, Charley; 3 sister, Edna Gray, Della McIntosh and Bertha Jones.  Burial in Wolf Creek
Cemetery.

MRS. H. G. PARKER, 61, died Wednesday night, shortly after collapsing during a speech to open
prayer service at the Mansfield First Baptist Church.  Survivors are her husband, Homer G.; a
son, Edward; a daughter, Mrs. Frank Calhoun;a brother, O. E. Smith; 2 sisters, Mrs. R. E. Herd
and Edith Hawkins.  Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

November 18, 1954:

JIM LONG, 62, a farmer of near Norwood, died Sunday.  Survivors are 4 sons, Carl, Lloyd E., Cleo
and Glenn E.; 2 sisters, Chloe Sanders and Lavonia Smith; 2 brothers, Charles and Ben.

HARRY ALBERT OWENS, 54, died Wednesday.  Survivors are his wife, Elzina; 2 daughters,
Dorothy Millsap and Juanita Reeves; 3 sons, Lester, William and Donald; 5 sisters, Myrtle
Outlaw, Lily Cherry, Betty Sharp, Mildred Arbuckle and Miss Mary Owens; a brother, Charles.
Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.

November 25, 1954:

CARRIE ROGERS, 89, died Tuesday.  Widow of the Dr. R. M. Rogers, she moved to Mansfield with
her husband who practiced medicine up until his death in 1927.  She was born in Paris, TX and
married Dr. Rogers at Henderson, MO in 1884.  Survivors are a daughter, Agnes Sisk; a son,
Russell.  Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

 December 2, 1954:

ARCH E. VESTAL was killed in a car wreck November 9, near his home in Lubbock, TX.  His wife
was the former Opal Johnston, who was reared in the north part of Wright County near Grove
Spring.  They were married 32 years ago and had spent their entire married life in New Mexico
and Texas.  They had visited her father, Charley Johnston and other relatives when Opal became
ill.  They returned home and she was beginning to recuperate from pneumonia when Arch had
the tragic accident.

December 9, 1954:

ISABELL PRIESTER JONES, 81, died Sunday.  In early life she married George Hicks.  After his
death, she married Lewis Jones whose deceased wife was a sister of George Hicks.  Survivors
are 3 stepsons, George, Clarence and Eldridge; a stepdaughter Ethel Calton.  Burial in Shaddy
Cemetery.

December 16, 1954:

LOIS LETSINGER RUSSELL died October 3, in Los Angeles, CA.  She was preceded in death by
her husband, Jack Russell, formerly of Mountain Grove.  Surviving is a brother, Ray Letsinger.

December 23, 1954:

OLLIE ELLEN FINDLEY, 61, daughter of John and Mary Jane Frye, was born September 26, 1893
and died December 19, 1954.  She married Harve Findley August 9, 1922 and to this union was
born one child.  Survivors are her husband, Harve; a daughter, Sylvia Pope; a brother, Fred Frye;
5 sisters, Mrs. Alva Shores, Nellie Purtle, Ruby Royal, May Babb and Ruth Baxley.  Burial in
Findley Cemetery.

CLAIBORN WEAVER CANTRELL, 37, son of Virgil and Della Cantrell, was born April 29, 1917 at
Ira, MO in Laclede County.  He came to Mansfield with his parents when a baby where he grew
to manhood and lived until 1947 when he and his wife moved to California where they resided at
the time of his death, which was caused when a tractor overturned, killing him instantly on
December 10, 1954.  He married Ada Winkler on March 16, 1941.  His father preceded him in
death.  Survivors are his wife; mother, Della Cantrell; 3 brothers, Jim, Messley and Don; 3
sisters, Della Etna Neilson, Zena Duna and Ellen Cantrell.  Burial in Hensley Cemetery.

RALPH DEWEY BRAZEAL, 56, was born in or near Mansfield and died November 21, in Kansas
City, KS.  He was preceded in death by his father, Joe.  Survivors are his wife, Blanche M.; a
daughter, Eileen; mother, Rinda; a sister, Mrs. J. V. Wilson; 3 brothers, A. C., Thomas and
Wayne.

December 30, 1954:

MARGARET A. SMALLEY, 85, who has been a resident of this county since 1877, died Tuesday.
Surviving is a son, Clarence.  Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

WILLIAM ELMER HENRY, 66, died December 25 at his home in Cuba, MO.  Survivors are his
wife, Pearl; 3 sons; 4 daughters; 2 stepsons; a stepdaughter; 2 brothers, Robe and Vester; 3
sisters, Ollie Hall, Bessie Powell and India Allen.  Burial in Cuba, MO.

LOLA HILLHOUSE, 76, a native of Wright County, died in Springfield, MO.  Survivors are 4
daughters, Mrs. R. F. Lewis, Mrs. Clarence Crow, Mrs. Lester Dunn and Mrs. Kenneth Kelley; 4
brothers, Virgil, Dave, Herbert and Newell Smith; 3 sisters,. Susie Humphrey, Mrs. Clarence
Claxton and Mrs. Paul Cravens; 3 stepsons, Paris, Wayne and Harry Hillhouse; a stepdaughter,
Lola Markin.  Burial in McBride Cemetery.

ALFORD PYATT, 54, died December 25, at his Seymour home.  He was born in Wright County.
Survivors are his wife, Florence Nations Pyatt; a son, Tom; mother, Bell Pyatt; 2 sisters, Ruth
Clift and Lois King.  He was a cousin and brother-in-law of Dr. Roy Ellis, president of SMS.

January 6, 1955

LEWIS MOODY, a life-long resident of Wright County, died Friday at his home in Mansfield. Mr.
Moody is survived by three daughters, Miss Redith Moody, Mrs. Marie Fagan and Mrs. Bertha
Stout; four sons, Claire, Dave, Howard and Quinten.

RILEY CRAVENS, Funeral services were held Jan. 4, at Palmer for Riley Cravens.  Riley was the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Cravens. He is survived by his wife, Bernice; three children; his father;
his mother; brothers; sisters.

MARY C. RANEY, 75, died at her home in Mountain Grove Saturday. Mrs. Raney was a life-long
resident of Wright County. She is survived by three sons, Lloyd, Ervin and Floyd; three
daughters, Mrs. Alex Campbell, Mrs. Pearl Deckard and Mrs. Clara Adamson; two brothers,
Huse and Dempsey; two sisters, Mrs. Belle Turner of and Mrs. Marinda Stevens; 19
grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were in Mountain Valley Church
with the Rev. Homer Smith officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

ANNE ELIZABETH COGGINS, Funeral services were held Monday in the Baptist Church in
Worland, Wyo., for Mrs. Walter Coggins. The Rev. Harold I. Jack officiated.  Burial was at
Riverside Cemetery in Worland. Mrs. Coggins, 69, was a Worland pioneer who moved there in
1909. The former Anne Elizabeth Codgill, she was born December 1885 in Bosie, Idaho. She
died in Worland Thursday. Mrs. Coggins is survived by her husband, Walter; three sons, Alva,
Ray and Arley; five daughters, Mrs. Albert Smith, Mrs. Harold Groshart, Mrs. Bill Weaver, Mrs.
Thomas Buckle and Mrs. Don Hanson; three brothers, Elba, Charles F. and Doug Cogdill; three
sisters, Mrs. Belle Wegner, Mrs. Del Drake and Mrs. Ivan Ray; 23 grandchildren.

MRS. ROBERT LANSDOWN, 72, died Saturday at her home in Hartville. She is survived by her
husband, Robert; 3 sons, Clarence, Virgil and Leonard; 3 daughters, Maude Holmes, Bertha
Lunsford and Dorothy Renfro; 2 sisters; several grandchildren. Funeral services will be held
Thursday in Sunshine Church with the Rev. Floyd Mulanix officiating.  Burial in the Hartville
Cemetery.

January 13, 1955

RANKIN W. PERRYMAN, 58 of Niangua died Friday night at the Mount Vernon Sanitorium. Mr.
Perryman is survived by his wife Ruth; four sons, Otto, Bobby Joe, Robert Lee and Ray; two
sisters; five brothers; seven grandchildren. Services were held January 11,in Little Vine Church
near Grovespring with Rev. Shaddy Barber officiating. Burial was in Bramhall Cemetery.

HAROLD CLAY LARK, Funeral services for Harold Clay Lark, 25, were held December 23, in
Detroit, Mich. Mr. Lark, who died of injuries received in a car accident, was a native of
Norwood and member of the Norwood Baptist Church.  He is survived by his wife, Emma; and
one daughter, Mary Louise, aged 10 months; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Lark; one sister,
Mrs. Barbara Collins; one brother, Blaine Lark; one neice; two nephews.

CHARLES E. DELCOUR, 51, died at his home northeast of Manes, Monday.  He is survived by his
wife, Goldie Lee; 7 sons, Dale, Lavern, Linden, Veurbel, Farris, Clarrel, and Doyle; 4 daughters,
Wilma, Charlene, Linda Lou and June Ann; 4 sisters, Bertha Clark, Vannia Long, Edna Rumfelt
and May Snow; 5 brothers; Dolphia, Oval, Ray, Harley, Willie. Funeral services will be held at
New Home Church Friday with burial in the church cemetery.

MARGARET WILLIAMS, 75, died January 10, at the home of her son, Oscar Williams, near
Grovespring. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Verda Jones; two sons, Oscar and Ralph. Services
were held January 12, at the Cuba Church.  Burial was in the church cemetery.

ERNEST RYAN, Funeral services for Ernest Ryan will be held today in the Assembly of God Church in
Norwood by the Rev. W. H. Johnson. Burial will be in Thomas Cemetery. He is survived by his
wife Anna; one son, Melvin; two daughters, Mrs. Shirley Graham and Dolly Stokes; his parents
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Ryan; two brothers Willard and Clatie; three sisters, Mrs. Florence Meade,
Ola Snavely and Alberta Wymer.

January 20, 1955

MARTHA CARDER, 84, formerly of Wright County, died January 9, at Bosie, Idaho. Survivors
include four daughters, Mrs. Retha Yandle, Mrs. Liza Robson, Mrs. Daily Wilhite and Mrs.
Anna Sullins. Funeral services were held January 13 in the Green Mountain Church north of
Mountain Grove with the Rev. Homer Smith officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

LAURA HOLLIMAN, 82, Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Holliman were held at New Hope Church
southwest of Hartville. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery.  She is survived by her husband,
Perry; three daughters, Mrs. Garnie Sellers, Mrs, Joyce Roland and Mrs. Jessie Case; one son,
Joe; two brothers, B. G. and Oscar Yates; a sister Mrs. Leona Griffin; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-
grandchildren.

MATTIE A. BROWN, 91 died January 14, at her home near Niangua. She was the widow of George
Lucas Brown, who died Jan. 18, 1941. Mrs. Brown is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Albert
Johnston and Mrs. Hallie Vestal; two sons, Jesse and Logan of Conway; 13 grandchildren; 16
great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday in Good Spring Church near her home,
with burial in the church cemetery.

January 27, 1955

CHARLES H. MORTON, 80, died January 19 in a Columbia hospital. He is survived by one son,
Capt. Lewis R. Morton; one daughter, Mrs. Frances Lamb; two sisters, Mrs. Rose Lawson and
Oma Cardwell; three brothers, G. D., Claude and Frances C.; four grandchildren. Funeral
services were held January 22, in Rainey's Chapel of the Ozarks. Burial was in Marshfield
Cemetery.

AMELLISH C. HEFFNER, 73, of the Little Creek community, died Sunday. Mr. Heffner was a
lifelong resident of Wright County. He is survived by his wife, Anne; 3 daughters, Miss Ethelene
Heffner, Mrs. Harriett Hutchins and Mrs. Minnie Percival; 4 sons, William, John, Arval, and Dr.
Fred; 3 sisters, Mrs. W. E. Yeubanks, Mrs. J. F. Ellis and Mrs. Minnie Butler. Funeral services
were Wednesday in Little Creek Church with the Rev. George Bogart officiating.

E. PERRY HOLLIMAN, 85, of Mansfield, died January 25. Mr. Holliman, a deacon of the church, lost
his wife, Laura, about a week ago. Mr. Holliman is survived by 3 daughters, Garnie Sellers,
Joyce Roland and Jessie Case; one son Joe L.; one sister Mary Davis; 3 half sisters, Verba
Blankenship, Mabel Duncan and Ida Duncan; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral
services will be at the New Hope Church Friday with Rev. Jordon Bogart officiating.

WILLIAM ALBERT SMITH, 63, died January 20, at his home near Springfield, Mo. Mr. Smith
moved about 25 years ago, and for many years was an employee of Welsh Packing Co. He is
survived by his wife, Cora; four sons, Arch, Ira, Billy and Frances; three daughters, Mrs. Gertude
Thaden, Mrs. Ruth Moore and Mrs. Dorothy Burr; four half-brothers, Harrison, Elmer, Roosevelt
and McKinley Moore; two half sisters, Mrs. Vernie Farris and Mrs. Hanna Owens; 15
grandchildren. Funeral services were held January 22, in Thieme Chapel.

April 21, 1955

MARY FARRIS, 81, of Cedar Gap died April 16 at 12:35 a.m., after a lingering illness. She left 69
immediate survivors, including 42 grandchildren and 48 great grandchildren. Survivors include
four sons, Culvy, George, Franklin and Ed Farris; two daughters Mrs. Metilla McCrite and Mrs.
Evalee McCrite; a sister, Mrs. Minerva King; two brothers, John and Jeff Ridens; seven half
sisters; three half brothers. Services were held today in Cedar Gap Baptist Church. Burial in
Cedar Gap Cemetery.

THOMAS H. IVY, 79, a former Wright County resident died Friday night in Coffeyville, Kansas. A
retired grocer and realtor, he had been a resident of Coffeyville for 24 years. Funeral services
were conducted in Coffeyville with B. B. Harding of the Church of Christ officiating. Surviving
are his wife, Louretta; one daughter Mrs. F. M. (Cora) Rice; a sister Mrs. Roy (Ada Jane)
Robinson; two grandaughters.

LUCY McCOOL, 75, died Friday in Mallard Rest Home. She is survived by three sons, Sidney, Bert
and Neal McAdams; two sisters; one brother; several grandchildren. Funeral services were
conducted in Norwood Baptist Church Tuesday.

May 19, 1955

LEE THOMAS YEAGER, 53, died Sunday at St. John's Hospital. He is survived by his wife Olga; a
daughter, Mrs. Betty Austin; three sons, Don, Dean, and Jackie; a sister, Mrs. Hazel Truster; six
grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday in Cope Church, with the Rev. Leonard
Keys officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

BENNY WELCH, 67, a Pea Ridge resident, died May 13 at the home of a stepdaughter, Mrs. Ada
Plaster. Benny was born March 8, 1888 at Souder, Mo. Other survivors are his wife, Minnie; 3
daughters, Mrs. Lois Cantrell, Mrs. Elva Hubbell and Mrs. Maxine Young; one stepson, Hobert
Reeves; one brother, Alec; one half brother, Andy Welch.  Services were May 16, in New Hope
Baptist Church with Rev. D.A. Gibson officiating. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery.

June 30, 1955

O. E. BLEDSOE, Frisco station agent at Seymour, died Tuesday in Frisco Hospital, St Louis.  He and
his wife, Clema Mae and their son, John Morris, moved back to Mansfield around June first.
Survivors include two other sons, James Franklin and Robert Charles; a daughter, Mrs. Barbara
Willmans; one brother, Olna; four grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday in Seymour
Methodist Church with Rev. Sam Pilkington officiating. Graveside services will be held at
Koshkonong Cemetery.

CARL REESE, 37, brother of Mrs. Clyde Findley and Mrs. Leasel Latimer, died Monday afternoon in
St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Mr. Reese was employed by the Springfield Concrete
Company. He was a member of the Westport Assembly of God Church. Other survivors include
his wife, Irene; three sons, Wayne, Carl Jr. and Darwin; parents Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Reese; a
brother Claude; two sisters, Mrs. John Hensley and Mrs. Alma Blankenship.

JOHN ELLIS,  Funeral services for John F. Ellis, 77, of Coffeyville, Kan., former Wright Countian,
who died June 23, were held in Coffeyville. Second services were held June 28, at Mt. Zion
Baptist Church west of Hartville, Mo. with the Rev. Fred Drake officiating. Survivors include his
wife, Missouri (Hefner); three sons, Ray, John and James; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Trimble. Burial
was in the church cemetery.

CRAIG INFANT, graveside services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Odis Craig, who died Saturday
were held June 28, with the Rev. Fred Drake officiating. In addition to the parents, the infant is
survived by two sisters, Vicki and Luwana; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Craig;
Burial in Little Creek Cemetery.

July 7, 1955

ESTHER PEARL WELCH, 38, died Thursday in her home. A former resident of Seymour, Mrs.
Welch is survived by her husband Floyd; two sons, Donald and Troy; two daughters, Norma Lee
and Bonell; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Loftis; three brothers, Clyde, Everett and Clinton
Loftis; three sisters, Mrs. Cora Warden, Mrs. Marie Slayton and Mrs. Arlene Goodman; two
grandchildren. Funeral services were held in Seymour Baptist Church.  Rev. Swadling officiated.

July 14, 1955

ORMA ILEEN PALMER, 26, died at her home in Waynesville,  July 7. Mrs. Palmer had lived in
Waynesville for the past 5 years and was formerly of Mansfield. Survivors include her husband, Clarence;
a son Lonnie Dean; her mother, Mrs. Mary Corder; a sister, Mrs. Reva Camerson; a brother, Judd Corder.
Funeral services were held Sunday in Hartville Free Will Baptist Church by Reverends A. M. Halford and
Don Martin. Burial in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

JOHN P. PROCK, Funeral services were held Friday for John P. Prock, father of Mrs. Myrtle Marlin.
Mr. Prock, 82, was a lifelong resident of Wright County. Other survivors include his wife Sarah; four
daughters; one son; three stepdaughters; one stepson.

July 21 1955

ALTA JONES, Funeral services for Mrs. Alta Claxton Jones, 67, of Grovespring who died July 15,
were held at Claxton Church northeast of Hartville, July 17, with Rev. Selph Jones officiating.
She was the daughter of John and Leona Hamilton Claxton.  She was born September 9, 1887
and departed this this life July 15, 1955.  She was converted at a young age and joined the Mt.
Olive Free Will Baptist Church.  Alta was united in marriage to Leman Jones, June 26, 1910,
who preceded her in death about a year ago.   Survivors are two sons , Vincent and Fred; three
daughters, Mrs. Lois Yoggert, Mrs. Vivian Shirley and Mrs. Fern Klappmeyer; a brother, Al
Claxton; three sisters. Burial was in Jones Cemetery.

SARAH JANE RANEY, 86, lifelong resident of Wright County, died in the home of a son, Ezra, east
of Hartville. Survivors besides the son include four daughters, Mrs. Minnie Coffman, Mrs.
Myrtle Whetstine, Mrs. Erma Land and Mrs. Ida Grimes; three sons, Lue, Frank and Fred; two
sisters, Mrs. Izora Preston and Mrs. Almeda Kirkendall; 28 grandchildren; 44 great-
grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday in Oak Grove Church, with Rev. Homer Smith
officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

FLORENCE MILDRED DORRIS, 50 of St. George, died July 13, in St. John's Hospital in
Springfield. Funeral services were held Friday in New Home Church with Reverends Lester
Lawler and Leonard Keys officiating. Burial was in Dorris Cemetery. Mrs. Dorris is survived by
her husband, Francis L.; a son, Melvin; a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Hart; her mother, Mrs. Sarah
Marsh; three sisters, Mrs. Lillie Brewster, Mrs. Mary Smith and Mrs. Lavonia Hudgens; three
brothers, Lee, Jess and James Marsh .

July 28, 1955

MARVIN ELIJIAH McROBERTS, Funeral services for Marvin Elijiah McRoberts, 64, life long
resident of Wright County, who died July 22, at his hone northeast of Hartville were conducted
July 24 in Coon Creek Church, with Rev. Homer Smith officiating. Survivors are his wife, Vina;
three daughters,  Mrs. Marie Goolsby, Mrs. Pansy Garner and Mrs. Maxine Eden; two brotheers,
F. M. and Harve. Burial was in the church cemetery.

ANNA LOUISE LETSINGER, Funeral services were held Sunday in Prairie Hollow Church for Mrs.
Anna Louise Letsinger, “Aunt Lou” died Thursday at the age 92. The Rev. A. M. Halford
officiated. Born in the state of Kentucky Mrs. Letsinger had been a long time resident of this community.
Surviving are her son Ezra Roy; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

August 4, 1955

ROSETTA HENSLEY, 63, lifelong resident of Wright County died August 3. Survivors include two
sons, Weaver and Benny; 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Bertha Adamson;
a brother Lee Morelan. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday in the Free Will Baptist
Church with the Rev. F. J. Light officiating. Burial in Wynne Cemetery.

LAURA E. KROUSKUP, 50, who lived on the Hidden Valley Ranch east of Norwood, died Sunday in
Mansfield Hospital. Survivors include her husband, Everett; two daughters, Mrs. Lyle Strand and
Miss Claudia Krouskup; one brother Rev. J. Sterling Turner; two sisters, Mrs. W. M. Bryant and
Mrs. Maude Ledford; one grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday in the Church of
Christ in Norwood with Rev. Cliff Stewart officiating. Burial in Norwood Cemetery.

JOHN C. FAGAN, 83 of Mansfield died Monday in the Mansfield Hospital.  Mr. Fagan was a lifelong
resident of Wright County. He is survived by six daughters, Mrs. Edna Varble, Mrs. Jean Rice,
Mrs. Iva Norcross, Mrs. Gertrude Crippen, Mrs. Inez Murphy and Mrs. Gladys Moss; three sons,
Ray, Amos and Lee; a sister, Mrs. Sarah Dugger; 28 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held today in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

CARL PETERSON, Funeral services for Carl Peterson, 60, who died of injuries suffered in a railroad
accident July 26, were held in Lead Hill Church, Friday. Survivors include his wife Emma; eight
children, Mable, Marilyn, Albert, Robert, Mrs. Paul Raney, Harry and Paul; two stepchildren,
Carl Reichel and Wilma Mae Vaughn; two grand children.  Rev. Halford officiated and burial in
Lead Hill Cemetery.

August 11, 1955

SARAH ELIZABETH PETTET DOTY, Funeral services were held Monday for Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth
Pettet Doty, who died at the Victoria Rest Home in Fort Smith, Ark, Saturday. Mrs. Doty, 80,
was a native of Wright County. The services held at the First Baptist Church were officiated by
Rev. Fred Drake and Rev. Bob Martin.  Burial in Mansfield Cemetery. Survivors include her
husband R. N. Doty; 2 sons, Eben and Delbert; 3 daughters, Lorie Jones, Montie Redden and
Jeanie Luna; two sisters, Lula Buttram and Lorinda Wykliff; 1 brother, Bob Pettet of Marshall;
17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.

LIZZIE WIDNER, 69, former resident of the Little Creek community August 4, in Lebanon Hospital.
Mrs. Widner had made her home in Lebanon for the past three years. Funeral services were held
August 6, in the Palmer Funeral Home in Lebanon with the Rev. J. R. Bogart officiating. Burial
in Little Creek Cemetery.

August 25, 1955

LESTER LOREN LONG, Funeral services for Lester Loren Long, 42, general manager of
Grovespring MFA Farmers Exchange, who died at Wallace Hospital in Lebanon Sunday, were
conducted August 23, in the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church with Reverends J. R. Bogart and Leo
Moore officiating. Mr. Long, a lifelong resident of Grovespring, was a member of board of
directors of the Lebanon Electric Co-op and a member of the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church of
Grovespring. Survivors are his wife, Catherine (Massey) Long; a daughter, Sue; a son, Paul
Lester; four brothers, Ray, Earl, Chester and Dean; his father, Jacob Long. Burial in Mt. Rose
Cemetery in Lebanon.

WILLIAM ARLEY FINDLEY, 57, of the Macomb community, died Tuesday at his home. A veteran
of World War 1, Mr. Findley was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church of Macomb.
Surviving are his wife, Myrtle; a son, Robert Dwane; three brothers, Harve, John and E. H.; two
sisters, Mrs. Cora Hart and Mrs. Susie Babb; three grandchildren.

September 1, 1955

SHERMAN “DOC” ROLLER, Funeral services for Sherman “Doc” Roller were Tuesday in Cedar
Gap Baptist Church. Mr. Roller, 78, who was a resident of Cedar Gap died Sunday. He was a
native of Sherman, Tex., He was a  retired groceryman, operating  the store at Cedar Gap for a
number of years. He is survived by his wife, Annie; one sister, Sarah Clements; one stepson,
Ovie Odle. Rev. J. R. Bogart conducted the services.

EARN ADAMS, passed away August 28. Mrs. John Little and her sister, Mrs. R.C. Ellis left Sunday for
Marshall, Okla., to attend the funeral of their brother-in-law, Earn Adams. Burial at Cresent,
Okla. Mr. Adams was a former Wright County resident.

FANNIE BOYER GARNER, Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Boyer Garner, 77, who died Thursday
in a Springfield rest home were held Sunday in Hartville First Baptist Church with Reverends J.
R. Bogart and Mack Wilder officiating. A lifelong resident of Wright County, Mrs. Garner was a
charter member of the Hartville Baptist Church…the last of the Original 17 charter members.
Survivors include three sons, Elba, Ernest and Paul Boyer; three daughters, Mrs. Nora Brazeal,
Miss Opal Boyer and Mrs. Dorothy Vera Flagg; four brothers, Tom, John, Ben and E.C. Todd;
two sisters, Mrs. Rose Nichol and Mrs. Lou Rowe; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.
Burial in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

PATRICIA LOUISE RUSSELL, 16, of Denver, Colo., died Saturday August 27, in Lamb Memorial
Hospital in Denver. Miss Russell moved with her family from Little Creek community to Denver
two years ago. Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willis R. Russell; two brothers,
Darrell and Mark Lynn; her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Elsie O'Dell; her paternal grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. Estell Russell. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday in Little Creek Church
with Rev. J. R. Bogart officiating. Burial in Little Creek Cemetery.

September 8, 1955

LORA ANN SCHLICHER, 82, died in a Tahlequah, Okla., hospital Sunday. She had been living with
her daughter, Mrs. Bert Cody, at Locust, Okla. Survivors include her husband, Charles; three
sons Ernest, Richard and Rudolph; five daughters, Mrs. Julia Rich, Mrs. Edna Sidener, Mrs.
Waldo Lindsey, Mrs. Bert Cody and Mrs. Verna Butterfield; a brother, Tom Hord; two sisters,
Mrs. Pearle Spencer and Mrs. Clara Kuntz; 30 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; a great-
great-granddaughter. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday in Macomb Baptist Church by
Rev. Chris Tyson. Burial in Macomb Cemetery.

September 22, 1955

ROBERT JOHNSON FARMER, 57 a former Missouri school teacher and county officer, died at his
home in Exeter, Calif. He was a native of Hartville and taught school in Wright county for 15
years. He was township assessor in Wright County for seven years. He moved to Exeter in 1944,
and was employed at Waterman Industries as a valve assembler until ill health forced him to
retire in 1950. He was a member of the Church of God of Exeter. Survivors include his wife,
Roberta; two sons, LeRoy and Leman; two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Thatcher and Miss Karen
Sue; a brother, Henry; four sisters, Mrs. Gertie Pearman, Mrs. Hattie Mott, Mrs. Effie Clark and
Mrs. Nellie O'Dell; two grandchildren. Burial in Exeter cemetery.

September 29, 1955

ROSETTA MINCH, 80, daughter of Pricilla and Joseph Tuttle, was born October 1, 1865 in Texas
County, Mo. and departed this life September 7, 1955. She was united in marriage to Powell
Charles Minch December 22, 1893 and to this union were born three children, Walter, Otto and
Mrs. Pauline Wynn. Her husband preceded her in death October 2, 1926. She professed her faith
in Christ at age 14 and became a member of the Christian Church. In June of 1935 she was united in
marriage to Alfred L. Brooks.  In addition to her children, she is survived by her husband Alfred; three
stepchildren, Oscar and Guy Brooks and Mrs. Ethel Browitt; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Medlock and Mrs.
Lottie Shields; one brother, Everett Tuttle; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren.

VADA SCARBOROUGH, graveside services were held September 13 at the Odd Fellows Lawn
Cemetery in Sacramento for Mrs. Vada Scarborough who passed away September 10th in the
Highland Hospital in Auburn. Mrs. Scarborough, who had made her home here for the past forty
years was born in Missouri May 28, 1880. When a young woman she was active in the work of
the Ladies Aid of the Methodist Church and a member of Manzanita Rebekah Lodge No. 182
she was a past noble grand, past deputy president of District 21 and had been a Rebekah for more
than forty years. She is survived by her husband, James M., proprietor of the Colfax Trading
Company.  Oldsters will remember her as the baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Smith.

October 6, 1955

JAMES MONROE SHADDY, 71  of Grovespring, died Wednesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs.
Sylvia Ward of Lebanon. Funeral sevices held Sunday in Mt. Pisgah Churchin Grovespring with
Rev. Jordon Bogart officiating. Survivors besides the daughter, include his wife, Malvie; two
other daughters, Mrs. Velma Hough of and Mrs. Eda McMurray; a son, Wilson; a brother
Marshall; two sisters Mrs. Zora Todd and Mrs. Docia Luallin; four grandchildren; four great-
grandchildren. Services were conducted at the grave by the Odd Fellows Lodge No. 485 of
Grovespring. Burial in Shaddy Cemetery.

JACK PATTERSON, Funeral services for Jack Patterson, 43, who died Thursday in the home of a
brother, Ed, were held Oct. 1 in Hartville Assembly of God Church with Rev. Henry Dougherty
officiating. Survivors besides the brother include two sisters, Mrs. Edith Dedmon and Mrs.
Lonnie Deckard; a brother Ralph. Burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

ALICE KILMER, Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Kilmer, a Wright County school teacher for more
than 30 years who died suddenly Thursday, were held Sunday in Little Creek Church with
Reverends Jordan Bogart and Fred Drake officiating. Survivors include one son, Lloyd Kilmer;
one daughter, Charlottie Lemons; eight grandchildren; three brothers, John, James and Con
Shaver; two sisters, Bertha Hightower and Julia Shropshire. Hartville Rebekah Lodge No. 236
conducted services at the church. Burial was in the church cemetery.

October 13, 1955

ROBERT E. ERWIN, Funeral services for Robert E. Erwin, 39, who was killed instantly Monday
while bulldozing a pond near Grovespring, were held at Wednesday in Morgan Baptist Church
east of Conway with Rev. Moore officiating. Survivors include his wife, Vera Lee; 3 daughters,
Janet Elane, Barbara Sue and Mrs. Nellie Jean Guinn ; 2 sons, Gary Lee and Daniel Stephen; one
brother, Lee Erwin; three sisters, Mrs. Opal Haney, Mrs. Gladys Longon and Mrs. Hazel Dolin;
one grandaughter. Burial in Morgan Cemetery.

October 20, 1955

OWEN L. HENSLEY, Funeral services for Owen L. Hensley, 52, of Wichita, Kan., a former resident
of Hartville who was fatally injured Wednesday October 12, in a one-car accident near El
Dorado, Kan., were held Sunday in Little Creek Church, north of Hartville with Rev. Selph Jones
officiating. Survivors include his wife Auley; four sisters, Mrs. Laura Noble, Mrs. Edith Stevens,
Mrs. Nora Dopp and Mrs. Effie Stone; two brothers, Charles and Leland of Grovespring. Burial
in the church cemetery.

November 3, 1955

CORA ELLEN MITCHELL, Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Ellen Mitchell, 72, who died last Friday
in her home, were held October 30, in Mt. Zion Church, with Rev. Selph Jones officiating. Mrs.
Mitchell was the wife of Charlie Mitchell, a retired farmer from the Pea Ridge community north
of Mansfield. She was born in Coles County, Illinois. Survivors besides the husband, include a
son, Warren; two daughters; Mrs. Ethel Pearman and Mrs. Velma Miller; a sister, Mrs. Daisy
Wells; two brothers, Loren and Grover Land; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.  Burial
in Mount Zion Cemetery.

November 17, 1955

H. O. “BUSTER” BROWN, 59, died Sunday in the Veteran's hospital in Kansas City. Mr. Brown had
been a resident of Mansfield 35 years. For 30 of these years he was a retail merchant and shoe
salesman, his last employment being with Wallen's Federated Store. He was a member of the
Masonic Lodge and American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; two sons, Danny and
Joe; two daughters, Mrs. Peggy Dennis and Mrs. Shirley Golding; five sisters, Mrs. Ed Carrick,
Mrs. John Herman, Mrs. Fred Ellison, Miss Vestal Brown and Mrs. Edgar Harvey; seven
grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday in Mansfield First Baptist Church by
Rev. Othel Gentry. Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

WILLIAM RIPPEE, Services were held November 16, in Pleasant Hill Church, west of Hartville for
William F. “Bill” Rippee, 78, who died Saturday. Rev. Jordan Bogart officiated. Survivors
include his wife, Lizzie; three sons, Eugene, Reuben and James of Hartville; a daughter, Mrs.
Wayne Hickman; six grandchildren. Burial in the church cemetery.

J. J. BRASHER, 84 died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Jessie Strong, in Springfield Monday. Mr.
Brasher moved to Springfield about eight years ago from the Pleasant Valley community. He
served as elder in the Pleasant Valley Cumberland Presbyterian church for many years. Survivors
include two other daughters, Mrs. Verba Coday and Mrs. Lena Leitz; two sons Raymond and
Everett; three sisters Mrs. Safrona Gaskill, Mrs. Rosalie Tripp and Mrs. Ada Brixey; two
brothers, B.A. and W.H.; six grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday in the
Pleasant Valley Church by Rev. Troy Alexander. Burial in Newton cemetery.

December 1, 1955

NOEL R. HARLAMERT, 29, former St. George resident, was killed in an auto accident in Chicago,
where he had been living. Funeral services were conducted November 25, in Simpson Chapel in
Hartville with Rev. Ernest Hart officiating. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Harlamert; four brothers, Leland, LaVern, Bob and Merlin; two sisters, Mrs. Jack Cravens and
Mrs. Lester Lawler. Burial in McBride Cemetery, near Competition.

December 8, 1955

VERLIE MONROE REEVES, 53, lost his life December 1, when his pickup truck slid from Highway
5 and rolled down a hillside at the north edge of Hartville. Funeral services were held December
3, in Simpson Chapel with Reverends John Emory and Noah Moore officiating. Survivors are his
widow, Katherine; his mother, Mrs. Matilda Reeves; one brother Sherman; three sisters, Mrs.
Henry England, Mrs. Clarence Stewart and Mrs. Lena Turner. Burial in Denton Cemetery.

December 29, 1955

JENNIE RUNYON, 83, of Mansfield died Friday in the Mansfield Hospital. Survivors include three
sons, Dwight, Wells and Loring; 11grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral services
were conducted Monday in the Presbyterian Church in West Plains by the Rev. A.D. Smith and
the Rev. S.A. Whysong. Burial in the Mackey Cemetery at Pomona.

January 5, 1956

MARVE D. G. BENNETT, 74, a lifelong resident of Wright County, died December 31, at his home in
Macomb. He is survived by his wife, Frances; four sons, Charley, Maney, William and Jess;
three daughters, Mrs. Pauline Gray, Mrs. Ruth Raney and Miss Betty Lou; one brother, Ike; a
half-sister, Mrs. Fannie Garner; 14 grandchildren. Services were held January 2, in Ashley Free
Will Baptist Church, with Rev. J. R. Bogart officiating. Interment in Ashley Cemetery.

WILLIAM A. ROSEVEAR, Funeral services for William A. Rosevear, 80, who died at his home in
Seymour December 28, were held Sunday in the Pleasant Valley church, with Rev. Wilbur
Cravens and J. A. Wells officiating. Burial in Newton Cemetery. Survivors are his wife, Dora;
two daughters, Mrs. Ada Newton and Mrs. Edith Johnson; a brother, John; a grandson; a great-
grandchild.

MAGNOLIA STEELE, 77, lifelong Wright County resident, died in a Hartville rest home December
29. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held December 31, in
Simpson Chapel in Hartville with the Rev. J. R. Bogart officiating.  Burial in Dorris Cemetery.

January 12 1956

ARVIL CLAXTON, 61, was born May 10, 1894, and passed away January 2, 1956. He was married
July 1, 1916, to Blanche E. Leidy and to this union were born three children, the oldest, a
daughter, died in infancy.  Sons Delwin C. and Clifford D. survive. His wife preceded him in
death about one year ago. He carried the mail for many years as substitute carrier,

IDA ELIZABETH WARD, 61, Mansfield, died at January 4, in Springfield Baptist Hospital. She is
survived by her husband, Harry; one son, John Dee; four sisters, Mrs. Zona Van Hooser, Mrs.
Elda Manary, Mrs. Jessie Crowder and Pearl Cantrell; six brothers, Bob, Neal, Obe, Barney,
Lawrence and Earl Cantrell; one grandchild. Services were conducted Sunday in Pleasant Ridge
Methodist Church, southwest of Hartville, by Rev. Selph Jones. Burial in Newton Cemetery.

January 19, 1956

AULTA COXEN, 59, of Toledo, Ore., formerly of the Coon Creek community passed away Sunday in
a hospital at Toledo, Ore. Mr. Coxen was working at a lumber mill when the steam pipe burst
causing severe burns on his body which proved fatal. Survivors include his wife; three daughters;
two sons; four brothers; two sisters, Mrs. Lee Ferriel and Mrs. Clela Chrisman. Burial in Toledo,
Ore.

January 26, 1956

NELLIE JANE FULLINGTON, 58, passed away Jan. 18, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ellen Page
near Hartville.  Services were held Saturday in Hartville Free Will Baptist church with the Rev.
C. D. Findley officiating. Survivors include six other daughters, Irene Legan, Edna Jones, Mrs.
Peggy Hart, Mrs. Elsie Lineweber, Mrs. Ada Briggs and Mrs. Bessie Robinson; two sons Melvin
and Lloyd Jones; 30 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

ALICE REBECCA BAILEY, 64, Mansfield, died January 18, in Mansfield Hospital. A member of
the Gladhill Baptist church, Mrs. Bailey had been a resident of the Mansfield community forty
years. She was born at Seymour, MO. March 28, 1891. Survivors include her husband, Esbon;
two daughters, Mrs. Glenn Hutchins and Mrs. Clifford Calhoun; two sons, John and Gorman;
two sisters, Mrs. Dolph Vinson and Mrs. Merida Burdan; four grandchildren. Funeral services
were held January 20, in the Baptist Church in Mansfield with Rev. Homer Dunnegan and Rev.
Othel Gentry officiating. Burial in  Mansfield Cemetery.

ARLIN Q. GARNER, Funeral services for Arlin Q. Garner, 45, former Wright County resident, who
died in a Jerome, Idaho, hospital last Thursday, will be conducted this Thursday in the Coon
Creek Church by the Rev. Jordan Bogart. Burial in Coon Creek Cemetery. Survivors include his
wife, Velous; a son, Garlin Gerald; his father, Charles Garner; four sisters, Mrs. Leola Stigall,
Mrs. Edna Stigall, Mrs. Dorothy Claxton, and Mrs. Mabus Weaver; three brothers, Ervil, Monroe
and Roge.

February 9, 1956

ELISHA LEONARD DICKINSON, 75, of Hartville, a lifelong resident of Wright County, Monday in
Ozark Osteopathic Hospital. Mr. Dickinson was a member of Little Creek Baptist Church. He is
survived by his wife, Mabel; seven daughters, Mrs. Beulah Teague, Mrs. Violet Gregory, Mrs.
Jessie Kelly, Mrs. Mary Sue Eden, Mrs. Doris Craig, Mrs. Lora Taylor and Mrs. Vevia Cantrell;
three sons, Clyde, Clifton and Clifford; three brothers Lee, Alf and John; two sisters, Mrs. Nan
Wood and Mrs. Allie Shaddy; 22 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted February 8, in
Little Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Fred Drake officiating. Burial in Little Creek Cemetery.

February 16, 1956

JOHN RICHARDSON PEARMAN, 84, was found dead in his home in Mansfield, Sunday.  He leaves
two sons, Clarence and Vernon; two daughters, Mrs. Elbert Letsinger and Mrs. Flossie Widner; eight
grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Services were held Tuesday in Little Creek Baptist Church
of which he was a deacon. The Rev. Jordan Bogart officiated.

VIOLA CLAXTON, 85, died February 9, at the home of a son, Howard Fullington, near Rayborn. Mrs.
Claxton is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ora Peacock; four other sons, John Kilfoy, Walter, Ike
and Raymond Fullington; a sister, Mrs. Nan Morgan; a brother, Jess Peacock. Funeral services
were conducted Saturday in Pleasant Hill church with the Rev. Jordan Bogart officiating. Burial
in the church cemetery.

February 23, 1956

ESSA NEWTON NICHOLS, 61, died February 19, at her home near Odin. Survivors include a son,
Woodrow W.; 3 sisters Mrs. Charles Nichols, Mrs. M.T. Latimer and Mrs. A.E. Adams; three
brothers, C. A., G.E. and E. S. Newton. Funeral services were conducted February 22, in Mt.
Zion Church by Rev. Jordan Bogart. Burial in the church cemetery.

March 1, 1956

ROY A. BASS, 52, Hartville, died February 17, in Springfield Baptist Hospital. He is survived by
his wife, Grace; two sons, Ellis and Harold; two sisters, Mrs. Nina Orman and Mrs. Ada
Barnhouse; four brothers, Hobert, Ernest, Jim, and Gene; three grandchildren. Funeral services
were held Wednesday in the Hartville Free Will Baptist church, with Rev. Selph Jones and Rev.
Wilbur Cravens officiating. Burial was in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

March 8, 1956

MARY E. LATIMER, 76, Hartville, died Tuesday in a Springfield nursing home. Mrs. Latimer, who
was a life-long resident of Wright county, is survived by her husband, Alfred D.: two daughters,
Mrs. Ethel Cantrell and Ruth Pyatt; a son, Luther; one sister, Mrs. Essie Findley; nine
grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday in Little Creek
Baptist Church with Rev. Jordan Bogart and Rev. Fred Drake officiating. Burial in Little Creek
Cemetery.

March 22, 1956

DANIEL SPENCER WILSON, 71, lifetime resident of Norwood, died Wednesday.  Survivors include
two daughters, Mrs. Mary Ellen Covington and Mrs. Nellie Margaret Wright; two stepsons,
Clarence and Lawrence; a brother, A.G.; two sisters, Mrs. Ella Lawson and Mrs. Kathryn
Mosher; 20 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday in
Norwood Christian Church by the Rev. Claude Snowden. Burial in Macomb Cemetery.

JESSE AUSTIN MITCHELL, 72, Grants Pass, Ore., died March 4. He was born in Wright County,
Mo., October 28, 1883, and had resided in Grants Pass for 20 years. Survivors are his widow,
Spicy Ellen; a brother, E. M.; five half-brothers, Eulice, Leonard, Howard, James and Andrew
Mitchell; two sisters, Ava Sneed and Ona Trout. Funeral services were held March 8, in L. B.
Hall Chapel with Rev. Willis O. Neff officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Ore.
Mr. Mitchell was a nephew of Mrs. Gib Chandler of Hartville.

ANDY PLEASANT MALLORY, 77, died at his home in Council Buffs, Ia., March 11. He was a
brother of W. B. Mallory and Mrs.  Carrie Tombleson of Mansfield, Mo. Mr. Mallory was born
in Illinois but came to Missouri with his parents in 1892, where he grew to manhood. He
attended school in the Pea Ridge community. On December 5, 1905, he married Mollie
Bowman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Bowman. Mrs. Mallory died in 1910 and he later
married Mattie Jones, an Iowan. He is survived by his wife, Mattie; a daughter by his first wife;
six children by his second; one granddaughter; two great-grandchildren; one brother; four sisters.

March 29, 1956

ELLA MAE WALSER, 79, died Sunday in a Norwood rest home. She was a former resident of the
Mansfield community. Funeral services were held in Mansfield Baptist Church Tuesday with
Rev. Othel Gentry officiating. Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

April 12, 1956

WALTER S. HARRISON, 87, died  April 3, at his home north of Hartville. Survivors include his wife,
Nettie; five daughters, Mrs. Phyllis Boyer, Mrs. Alberta Greathouse, Mrs. Mary Tucker, Mrs.
Dean Todd and Mrs. Dell Sutherland; two stepsons, Hubert Smith and Sam Smith; 17
grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held in Durbin Cemetery April
6, by Rev. Don Martin.

IZORA FRENCH, 70, former Wright County resident, died April 4 at the home of a daughter, Mrs.
Lucille Keaster of Parma, with whom she had been living. Suvivors besides the daughter include
two sons, Lewis M. and John R.; two other daughters, Mrs. Edith Shannon and Mrs. Mima
Atwood; a brother, Arthur Cleaver; two half-brothers, Marion and Elmer Cleaver; 12
grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Friday in the Grable-
Windle Chapel in Mountain Grove by Rev. Mose Johnson. Burial in Broyles cemetery.

April 19, 1956

I. H. CANNON AND ROBERT RAY McNEALY, were killed instantly about 11 p.m. Wednesday
night in an accident on Highway 5, about 4 miles north of Mansfield. Decribed by witnesses as
the worst accident ever seen, the 1943 Ford Tudor, owned and driven by Cannon, was completely
demolished and strewn over a wide area. The undercarriage of the Ford was torn from the body, the motor
and various other parts were scattered in every direction. The accident occured when the car, apparently
driven at a high speed, failed to make a curve just north of the Oetting School, hitting a concrete culvert and
overturning several times. The car was headed north when the accident occurred.

ROBERT RAY McNEALY, 18, the son of Grace O’Dell and Jess McNealy was born Jan. 9, 1938 and
departed this life April 11, 1956.  He leaves to mourn his passing in addition to his mother and
father, one brother, Dennis Lee; four sisters, Mrs. Lorene Plaster, Mrs. Alene Lemons, Mrs.
Charlene Austin and Mrs. Imogene Henslee; his paternal grandfather, Ezra McNealy; six
nephews; one neice. Funeral services were conducted in Hartville gymnasium April 14, with
Rev. J. R. Bogart officiating. Burial in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

I. H. CANNON, 19, was born August 25, 1936 and departed this life April 11, 1956.  In addition to his
parents, Mr. and Homer Cannon, he leaves to mourn his passing, a sister, Pauline; a brother, Homer, Jr.;
his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Arnall. Sr.  Burial in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

May 3, 1956

OLLIE CRAWFORD, 68, died Sunday at her home near Hartville. Survivors include her husband,
Benton; three daughters, Mrs. Ward Mackey, Mrs. Roy Brixey and Mrs. Earl Peters; four sons,
Ralph, Homer, Gayford and Warren; two sisters, Mrs. Lula Judd and Mrs. Dora Hance; a
brother, Jason Box; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted
by Rev. Alva Morris Tuesday in the Antioch church. Burial in the Newton Cemetery.

CHARLES SCHLICHER, 87, was born July 15, 1868 in New Baden, Clinton County, Ill., and
departed this life April 18, 1956 at Locust Grove, Okla. He was married to Lora Ann Hord at
Clinton, Mo. February 16, 1890. They moved to Wright County in February of 1899. He began
working for the Frisco railroad in 1901. He was a member of the Macomb Pentecostal church.
His wife and two children preceded him in death, Mrs. Schlicher's death being only last
September. To mourn his passing he leaves three sons, Ernest, Richard and Rudolph,; five
daughters, Mrs. Julia Rich, Mrs. Edna Sidener, Mrs. Waldo Lindsey, Mrs. Bert Cody and Mrs.
Verna Butterfield; one sister, Mrs. Annie Shultz; 30 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; two
great-great grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted in Macomb Baptist Church by Rev.
Chris Tyson and Rev. J. R. Bogart. Burial in Macomb Cemetery.

May 10, 1956

PAUL VEST CALDWELL, 64, died May 3, at his home in the Little Creek Community. Caldwell, a
retired railroad man moved to Little Creek vicinity about three years ago from the State of
Minnesota. Survivors are his wife, Alice; 3 sons; Paul, Rev. Ryald and Raymond; 1 daughter,
Mrs. Mark Stevernon; 16 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Thomas Youmans. Services were held
May 6, in Little Creek Church with Reverands William Travis and Fred Drake officiating. Burial
in the church cemetery.

FRANK BUTTRAM, 77,  of the Grovespring vicinity, died at his home Thursday. Surviving are his
son, William; four daughters, Mrs. Stella Weaver, Mrs. Oma Nelson, Mrs. Hannah Stanley and
Mrs. Augusta Dudley; three brothers, Abe, Kirk and Judge; four sisters, Mrs. Caroline Perryman,
Mrs. Burley Grimm, Mrs. Mahala Lowery and Mrs. Theralda Guinn; 27 grandchildren; 18 great-
grandchildren. Services were held May 6, in Little Vine Church with Rev. Jordan Bogart
officiating. Burial in the church cemetery.

JAMES MABON, died in a Joplin, MO. hospital May 3, at the age of 95. Mabon went to the Indian
Territory in 1891 from Hartville where he was reared. Mabon, a Republican, served in the
Oklahoma House of Representatives from 1915-1923. His business interest included mining,
livestock raising, farming and real estate.

WILLIE IRVIN LONG, 66 died May 8, at his home north of St. George. He was a life long resident of
that community. Survivors include one son, Avis Dwight Long; three grandchildren; two
brothers, J.H. and Lewis E.; one sister, Cammie Smittle. Services will be conducted May 10, in
Cold Water Church with Rev. Jordan Bogart officiating. Burial will be in Cold Water Cemetery.

May 17, 1956

MAUDE CRAVENS,67, Mansfield, died Tuesday in St. Joseph's Hospital, Kansas City, after suffering
a stroke at the home of a son, George, of Kansas City. Survivors include her husband, Grover;
three daughters, Mrs. Ruby Floyd, Mrs. Eula Sulser and Miss Ruth Cravens; 10 sons, Wilbur,
Vernon, Robert, Luther, Rupert, Farris, Albert, George, Marvin and Ellis; 20 grandchildren;
three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will Friday in Hartville Free Will Baptist Church
with burial in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

June 7, 1956

CHARLES OSCAR FLOYD, 66, died June 4, at the home of a son, Bobby Dale Floyd, eight miles
northeast of Hartville. Survivors include three sons, Darrell, Gerald and Bobby Dale; one sister,
Mrs. Myrtle Pryor; three brothers, Fred, Roe and W. P. Funeral services were held June 6, in the
Free Will Baptist Church in Hartville with Rev. Verlyn Weaver officiating. Burial in Coldwater
Cemetery.

June 14, 1956

JESSE HOUSTON MASSEY, 85, died Friday in a Springfield nursing home. Funeral services were
held June 11, in Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Grovespring, with Rev. Jordan Bogart and Rev.
David St. John officiating. A lifelong resident of Wright County, Mr. Massey was a member of a
pioneer. He had been a Mason for 37 years. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Lottie Smittle
and Mrs. Cledith Smittle; two brothers, Walter and Cyrus; four grandchildren; six great-
grandchildren. Burial in Shaddy Cemetery.

LOREN EMMITT BARR, 35, died at 6 p.m., June 6, at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Archie
A. Barr, north of Hartville. Survivors are the parents; a sister Mrs. Evelyn O'Dell; three brothers,
Earl, Vernon and Eugene; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Lizzie Pownall. Services were held June 8, in
Cold Water Church, northeast of Hartville, with Rev. Willie Burney officiating. Burial in the church cemetery.

June 21, 1956

DAVID F. FLOYD, 71, died at his home in the High Point community northeast of Hartville June 16.
He is survived by his wife, Ada; one daughter, Mrs. Pearl Jordon; one son, Snowden; one sister,
Mrs. Myrtle Pryor; two brothers, Roe and Will Floyd. Funeral services were held Monday in
Evening Shade Church with the Rev. Lester Lawler officiating. Burial in the church cemetery.

FREDRICKA OETTING, 89, Mansfield, died at her home. Mrs. Oetting was born in Flintsburg,
Germany, coming to the United States in 1884 at the age of 17 years. She spent three years in
Pennsylvania and moved to Mansfield, where she has resided for the past 69 years. She is
survived by two daughters, Mrs. Martha Keesling and Miss Dora Oetting; six sons, Fred, Carl,
Frank, Martin, Herman and Ted; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will
be held June 22, in the Methodist Church in Mansfield with Rev. E.H. Koerber officiating. Burial
in Oetting Cemetery.

VERNON C. NOBLE, 40, of Wichita, Kans., a former resident of Falcon, died unexpectedly Thursday
in Wichita. Mr. Noble, a veteran of World War II, moved to Wichita two years ago. Survivors
include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Noble; a brother, Leo; four sisters, Mrs. Vineta
Thompson, Mrs. Lucille Megowan, Mrs. Dolley Terrell and Mrs. Wanda Young of Falcon.
Services were held June 19, in the Mt. Carney Church with Rev. Euel Groves officiating. Burial
in the church cemetery.

CLYDE RHEA, Funeral services for Clyde Rhea of the Odin community, who died June 15, in Winters
Veteran Hospital in Topeka, Kans., were held Monday in Mt. Zion Baptist church. Mr. Rhea is
survived by his wife, Gladys; one son, Billy Pyatt; two daughters, Mrs. Wilda Donley and Mrs.
Mari Anna Newton; two brothers, William and T. B. Rhea; four sisters, Mrs. Eula Lohff, Mrs.
Beulah Flood, Mrs. Alpha Carlson and Mrs. Alma Cox. Military rites were held at the grave by
the American Legion and VFW post of Hartville. Burial was in the church cemetery.

June 28, 1956

JOE FULLINGTON, 67, died June 21, at his home near Hartville. Survivors are his wife Nancy; three
sons, Jake, Sherriel, and Charley. Funeral services were held in Pleasant Hill Church with Rev.
Weaver Hensley officiating. Burial in the church cemetery.

NEWTON KELLEY, 89, died June 24, at his home northeast of Hartville. Survivors include his wife,
Tennessee; two daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Dunlap and Mrs. Albert Craig; 16 grandchildren; 24
great-grandchildren. Services were held June 26, in Little Creek Church with Reverends Fred
Drake and Bill Travis officiating. Burial in the church cemetery.

JOHN RILEY MOODY, 76, a life-long resident of Wright county, died June 24, in Mansfield
Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Nancy; three step-sons, Louis , Pat and Aaron Walker; a
brother Elihue; two sisters, Mrs. Parlee Conner and Mrs. Della Moody. Funeral services were
held June 25, in the Hartville Assembly of God Church with Reverends Darrell Friend and Henry
Dougherty officiating. Burial in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

June 26, 1956

RUTH LANDSDOWN, 40, Mansfield, died July 16, in Springfield Baptist Hospital. Survivors are her
husband, Clarence; a son, Troy; two daughters, Helen and Virginia; her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Veland Resser; five sisters, Mrs. Marl Hicks, Mrs. Thelma Farris, Ivy, Dorothy and Mattie
Resser; three brothers, Buck, Bill and Burl Resser. Funeral services were conducted in Steele
Memorial Cemetery at Hartville with Rev. Dauhtery officiating.

July 12 1956

AMANDA I. CHOATE, 87, died July 10, in Ozark Osteopathic hospital in Springfield where she was
taken early Tuesday morning after being found unconscious at her home. Survivors are one
sister, Mrs. Anettie Sullivant; five brothers, Will, John, Joe, Sam and Rueben Broyles. Services
were held Thursday in Coon Creek Church with Rev. Willie Burney officiating. Burial in the
church cemetery.

LEWIS NAPOLEAN RHEA, Funeral services for Lewis Napolean Rhea, 80, who died Friday at the
home of a daughter, Mrs. Hugh Miner, in Strafford, were held July 8, in the Ponce de Leon
Methodist Church with the Rev. Bob Davis officiating. Mr. Rhea is survived by two other
daughters, Mrs. Mable Fry and Mrs. Hester Sims; two sons, Lowell and Jack; a sister, Mrs. Lydia
Flood; two brothers, O.T. and Sid; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Burial in the
church cemetery.

July 19, 1956

HARRY MARVIN GORMAN, 66, of Tulsa, Okla., formerly of Hartville and a retired tax department
employee of the former Mid-Continent Petroleum Co., drowned early Thursday in a small pond
according to the deputies of Tulsa. The body was discovered by Fred J. Fowler, Gorman's
partner in the chicken-raising and trailer court development business. Fowler, who began a
search for Gorman after hearing a voice, said the wind was blowing and he searched in the
opposite direction before returning to the 15-foot deep pond and finding Gorman in the water.
Fowler said Gorman came to his trailer house about 7:30 a.m. and said he was going over to his
property to begin some work there. Fowler said he heard the voice shortly thereafter and began a
search. Gorman suffered a badly lacerated nose, apparently when he fell down the steep
embankment into the water. Fowler said he and Gorman intended developing a trailer court and
chicken raising business on 10 acres of property which is owned by Gorman at the drowning site.
Gorman's body, his feet still touching the bank, was recovered and removed to the funeral home.
Survivors include his wife, Opal; two sons, Ray and Gene; a daughter, Mrs. Norris Langley; a
brother, Ernest; four grandchildren. Funeral services were July 16, in the Tulsa-Whisenhunt
Funeral Home with graveside services in Steele Memorial Cemetery, Hartville, Mo. with Rev.
Walter Brunner conducting the services.

SAM DODSON, a life long resident of Wright County passed away in a hospital in Denver, Colo., July
8. He lived most of his life in Rayborn community and was visiting his brother, Earl Dodson of
Mt. Morrison, Colo. He is survived by two other brothers, Marion and Edgar Dodson; two
sisters, Mrs. Mandy Barnes and Mrs. Golda Oliphant.

JOSEPH COFFMAN, Funeral services for Joseph Coffman, 74, who died Friday at his home southeast
of Hartville, were held Sunday in Oak Grove Church near Owensville with Rev. Mose Johnson
officiating. Mr. Coffman is survived by four sons, Winfred, Rass, Plaza and Virgil; two
daughters, Mrs. Celah Lawson and Mrs. Ules Preyatt.  Burial in the church cemetery.

JOHN CLEVELAND BENTON, 60, of St. George community, died July 11, in St. John's Hospital. He
was a farmer and stockman and a life-long resident of Wright County. Survivors include his
wife, Myrtle; three sisters, Mrs. Virgie Crisp, Mrs. Eva Austin and Mrs. Mae Adams; two
brothers, Sterling and Bob. Funeral services were held Friday in Simpson Chapel at Hartville
with the Rev. Lester Lawler officiating. Burial was in the Coldwater Cemetery.

January 3, 1957:

ABRAHAM PIERSON:  Word has been received at Hartville of the death of Abraham “Uncle Abe”
Pierson, a descendant of one of the pioneer families of the Springfield vicinity, which occurred
Dec. 29 at a hospital at Bakersfield, CA.  Death was due to pneumonia.  Services for the former
Webster County businessman were held yesterday at Bakersfield and burial was in Greenlawn
Cemetery, Bakersfield.  Mr. Pierson was in the milling business in Niangua for a number of
years with his father and sons.  He and Mrs. Pierson left for CA about 15 years ago and shortly
after that Mrs. Pierson died.  Survivors include 2 sisters, Mrs. Ellen Long and Mrs. Fannie
Priester of Hartville.  Mr. Pierson's grandfather was one of the first settlers in Greene County and
a creek in that vicinity was named after the family.

HETTIE C. MACKEY, 74, died Saturday night at her home in Seymour.  She is survived by her
husband J. S.; a daughter, Mrs. Bob Hake; 2 sons, Ward and John; a sister, Mrs. Alice Mace; a
brother, Thad Johns.  Burial was in No. 5 Cemetery, Wright County.  Hettie, daughter of Isaac
and Charlotte Johns, was born August 8, 1882 in Harrison County, MO.  At the age of 16, she
came to Wright County with her parents and remained here the rest of her life.

January 17, 1957:

CLAUDE E. TRIPP, 62, died Thursday in the Veterans Hospital in Poplar Bluff.  He was born Sept.
13, 1894 at Mansfield to Mr. and Mrs. George Tripp.  He was married to Ann Taylor on Dec. 7,
1917. A daughter, Lois Irene, preceded him in death.  Survivors include his wife; one son,
Elmer; a daughter, Mrs. Eula Mae Walker; five sisters, Mrs. Nita Seal, Mrs. Reba Brazeal, Mrs. Eulalia
Tarbutton, Mrs. Lela Dennis and Mrs. Vivian Greer.  Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

DAVID CHARLES NEUFIELD, 56, died Jan. 5 at Exeter, CA.  His wife, the former Velma McIntosh,
is the daughter of C. W. McIntosh of Mansfield.  Also surviving are a son, Stanley; 2 daughters,
Mrs. Shirley Pullimam and Sharon Kay Neufield.  Burial in Reedley Cemetery, Exeter, CA.

TERRY C. "LUM" CRAIN, 86, resident of Cedar Gap and a former employee of the Frisco Railroad,
died Jan 10 in Mountain Grove.  He was born Aug. 13, 1870, at Bryant, MO, the son of Mr. and
Mrs. George Washington Crain.  He was married Jan. 7, 1892.  Survivors are his wife, Rosie; 2
sons, Virgil and Charles; 2 daughters, Mrs. Ruth Hodges and Mrs. Della Street.  Burial in the
Seymour Cemetery.

ALBERT H. BROWN, 81, died Tuesday in the Mansfield Hospital.  He was born March 29, 1875 in
Germany and had lived in the US about 50 years.  He had made his home 2 1/2 miles southwest
of Mansfield for 17 years.  His wife, Frieda, is the only survivor.  The body was taken to St.
Louis for cremation and burial was in the Shrine of Roses there.

JAMES SILAS LATHROM, 76, died Jan. 12 in the Rayborn community.  Survivors include 3
daughters, Mrs. Pearl Mings, Mrs. Elsie Oliphant and Mrs. Laura Atkinson.

MRS. JOSEPH JEFFERSON, 24, was buried Friday in the Hartville Cemetery.

January 24, 1957:

JESSIE C. LETSINGER (nee CLINE) died Saturday at her home in Mansfield.  She was born
 September 6, 1888 at Dorrence, KS, and was married to Manie Letsinger on Sept. 7, 1912.  He
survives.  Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Keith; a son, Bert Letsinger; a brother,
Harry Cline; 4 sisters, Mrs. Georgie Bowers, Mrs. Ola Shank, Mrs Lula Keith and Mrs. Nettie
Davis.  Burial in Prairie Hollow Cemetery.

H. W. TAMMEN, 78, a retired farmer of the Wolf Creek vicinity, died Monday night at the home of his
son, William Tammen, at McLeansboro, IL. Funeral services and burial will be held Saturday in
Middleburg, NY.  Mr. Tammen moved from here the first of the year.

GENEVA LUCILLE GORDON, daughter of M. H. and Dollie Smith Hickman, was born near
Hartville Aug. 6, 1919 and died Jan. 11, 1957.  Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer; a son,
Jerry D.; her parents; 2 sisters, Jeanette Rippee and Genell Macias; 3 brothers, Ferguson, M. H.
Jr. and Kie Hickman.

NAOMI PEARL CARDER, 68, died at her home northeast of Hartville Saturday night.  She is
survived by a son, Amle Varble.  Burial in Coon Creek Cemetery.

January 31, 1957:

J. FRED REUKAUF, 64, Seymour, died Sunday.  Survivors are his wife, Stella; a brother, Lawrence
Reukauf.  He formerly lived in the Pea Ridge community.

SARAH BROADUS, 82, died Monday.  Burial in Lone Star Cemetery.

WILLIAM WILSON MISHLER, 80, died Saturday night at his home in Norwood.  He is survived by
3 daughters, Mrs. Wanda Buxton, Mrs. Eldon Fletcher and Mrs. Wilma Sweringen; a son, Rev.
William J. Mishler; 2 brothers, Henry and Vernia; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Koehler.  Burial in Oak
Grove Cemetery.

EVA CORDELIA PRIESTER, 76, formerly of Hartville, died Jan. 25, at the Sunshine Akers Nursing
Home in Springfield.  She is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Viola Buttram and Mrs. Ralph Reed;
a son, A. L. Priester; a sister, Mrs. Elmer Wiseman; a brother, O. A. Eaton.  Burial in White
Chapel Cemetery, Springfield.

February 7, 1957:

OMER DERIAS McINTOSH, was born July 27, 1916 at Mansfield and drowned in the Gasconade
River Monday night.  His body was recovered Tuesday afternoon.  According to the story pieced
together by Sheriff Baker and Prosecutor Garner Moody, McIntosh and a companion, Argus
"Sog" Thompson were attempting to cross the Cantrell-Claxton ford on the Gasconade River in
an auto driven by Thompson.  The car became mired in the river and both got out of the car.
About 300 yards up the river Thompson walked off the river embankment.  McIntosh helped his
companion out of the river and then Thompson proceeded to the Bill Newton house, thinking
that McIntosh was following.  It appeared from the stories related to county officers that
McIntosh became confused in his directions and fell off the river bank into the top of some trees
and barbed wire and, becoming entangled, drowned in less than three feet of water.  Omer was
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles McIntosh.  He is also survived by a son, Walter Lee; a brother
Wilbert; and 4 sisters, Mrs. Wilma Neufeld, Mrs. Pauline Loftin, Mrs. Cora McLaughlin and
Mrs. Owena Read.

RAYMOND E. HELSLEY, 62, lifelong resident of Mansfield, died Jan. 30, at St. Johns Hospital in
Springfield.  He is survived by his wife, Eve; 2 sons, Otis and R. E.; 2 daughters, Mrs. Dorothy
McGaw and Mrs. Oka Calhoun; a brother, Fred.  Burial in Wolf Creek Cemetery.

LOUIS E. KITTS, 62, of Norwood, died Monday night.  He is survived by his wife, Beulah; a
daughter, Mrs. Ruby Woodard; mother, Mrs. Dora Kitts; 2 brothers, Bill and Jim; a sister, Mrs.
Eunice McIntosh.  Funeral services were held in Oak Forest Church near Norwood.

February 14, 1957:

RICHARD BLOFELD, 89, Mansfield, died Sunday morning in a rest home in Mountain Grove.  He is
survived by his wife, Eva; 2 daughters, Mrs. Emily Allison and Mrs. Florence Garland; 3 sons,
Van, Broza and Lonnie; 2 stepsons, Arnel and Sie Pierce.  Burial  in Mansfield Cemetery.

GLEN CRAIG, 61, retired mail carrier, died Saturday.  He was born May 15, 1895, at Woodvile, WS.
Survivors include his wife, Oma; a son, Veril; 2 brothers, J. J. and Robert Craig; 2 sisters, Violet
Craig and Mrs. Jessie Cordle.  Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

LAURA INGALLS WILDER:  "While the pencil of Mrs. Laura Ingalls Wilder, 90, has stopped with
her death, the works of that pencil will live on forever.  Mrs. Wilder, Mansfield's own
internationally known authoress, died Sunday night at her home two miles east of Mansfield.
Mrs. Wilder, a resident of this community for over 60 years, came in 1894 with her husband,
Almanzo Wilder, in a covered wagon from De Smet, SD, because of a three-year drought.  They
lived in town for awhile and then acquired a nearby acreage.  In the earliest years they worked
hard raising chickens and cattle, as well as tending fruit.  It was not until 1932 that her first book
was published.  Then it was not written with the idea of publication, but to preserve family
stories.  Her first book, LITTLE HOUSE IN THE BIG WOODS, was the story of her girlhood
and that of her sister, Mary, in a log cabin in the big woods of Wisconsin near Lake Pepin.  She
used actual characters and events in the story.  The next books followed in rapid succession.
They continued the account of herself and her three sisters, Mary, Carrie and Grace, and their
parents as they moved from one frontier settlement to another.  As principal characters grew
older, the books were published for older girls.  The books continued through Mrs. Wilder's
teaching career when she was 16 and her marriage to Almanzo Wilder, when sleigh rides and
buggy rides figured in the romance.  They were written after she was 65 years of age and since
have been translated in German, Japanese and Chinese, printed in Braille for the blind and
pictured on film for bedfast patients.  It was estimated in 1953 that over half a million children
had read the LITTLE HOUSE.  At the dedication of the local library, Sept. 28, 1951, in Mrs.
Wilder's honor, the speaker pointed out that she also was famous in her own community for her
fine needlework, delicious gingerbread and in general known as a good neighbor.She was born
Feb. 7, 1867, in the state of Wisconsin.  She is survived by a daughter, Rose Wilder Lane of
Danbury, Conn., well-known novelist.  Final rites were conducted at 2 o'clock Wednesday
afternoon at the Mansfield Methodist Church by the Reb. Walter Brunner, pastor.  Burial in the
Mansfield Cemerery."

SYLVIA ELIZABETH LONG, 63, lifelong resident of Wright County, died at Springfield Baptist
Hospital Feb. 12.  Survivors include her husband, Roy; 2 daughters, May Long and Mrs.
Raymond Barr; a son, Clyde.  Burial in Little Creek Cemtery.

February 28, 1957:

HATTIE A. WILLIAMS, 70, a former Mansfield resident died Saturday in Baptist Hospital,
Springfield.  Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Springfield.

JAMES C. ODLE, 83, a retired farmer, died last Thursday of burns suffered in a fire the previous
morning in a house on the farm of his son, Voyne Odle, northeast of Mansfield.  He died in the
Mansfield Hospital of second and third degree burns.  Mr. Odle was born Dec. 15, 1873 in
Wright County.  He was married May 3, 1896 to Mary Ellen Wallace.  He is survived by his son
Voyne.

MARTHA DELANEY TURNER, 88, daughter of Jane Sanders and Alfred Delaney was born Oct. 31,
1868 at Mountain Grove and died Feb. 20, 1957.  On Sept. 20, 1889 she was married to Joe
Turner.  To this union were born 7 children.  Survivors include her husband, Joe; 3 daughters,
Ora Young, Nola Williams and Liza Hensley; 2 sons, Larken and Arch.  Burial in Bethel
Cemetery.

March 7, 1957:

LUANNA MARRS CANTRELL, 81, a lifelong resident of the High Prairie community, died March 4.
Survivors are 5 daughters, Mrs. Retha Eaton, Mrs. Effie Stechowak, Mrs. Jessie Hudson, Mrs.
Gay Pitchford and Mrs. Geneva Wilks; 3 sons, Burney, Joe and Henry; a sister, Mrs. Viola Van
Hooser; 3 brothers, William, Isaac and Charles Linder.  Burial in Prospect Cemetery.

March 14, 1957:

CHARLES HOLLIS GOSWICK, 77, a retired Wright County farmer, died March 7.  He was born
Feb. 14, 1880 to Marion and Maggie Russell Goswick.  On Feb. 19, 1905, he married Cleo
Davison.  Survivors are his wife, Cleo; a brother, Henry; 5 half brothers, Ralph, Francis, Ross,
Marshall and Edgar Goswick; 4 half sisters, Mandy Hightower, Ophelia Martin, Ethel Davidson
and May Johnson.  Burial in Steele Cemetery.

EDITH HAKE, 63, died at her home in Los Angeles, CA, Monday.  She was the widow of Curb Hake,
who was killed by a horse several years ago while serving as sheriff of this county.  She is
survived by 2 sons, Glen and Don; 3 daughters, Lillian, Beth and Billie.  Funeral services were
held in Los Angeles.

March 21, 1957:

ANDREW J. MOLES, 87, son of Hiram and Eliza Moles, died Sunday.  He was born Dec. 7, 1869 in
Hancock County, Sneedville, TN.  He was married March 29, 1894 to Cordelia Howerton.
Survivors include his wife, Cordelia; 2 sons, Paris and Paul; a daughter, Nellie Rodgers; 2
sisters, Cordia Williams and Sarah Seal; a brother, Hiram.  Burial in Prairie Hollow Cemetery.

W. S. AMICK:  Mrs. Nenar Matlock received word last week of the death of her brother-in-law, W. S.
Amick, at Long Beach, CA.  His daughter, Mrs. O. R. Dohner and Mr. Dohner accompanied his
body to Marion, KS, for the services and burial.  Mr. Amick was a resident of New Grove until
he was 14 years old, at which time he moved to Kansas with his parents, the Mr. and Mrs. John
Amick.  Other survivors include 2 brothers,  Charley and Robert.

NANCY "AUNT NAN" STANIFER, 33, died Saturday afternoon.  Survivors are a sister-in-law, Ona
Stanifer; 3 nephews, App, Qullen and Merle; 4 nieces, Mary Winkler, Hulda Purky, Hazel Moles
and Emma Moles.  Burial in Hensley Cemetery.

CHARLES USSERY, 20, was killed in a car wreck Friday night.  He is survived by his wife, Beulah;
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Ussery; 6 sisters, Berniece Quinn, Lula Marie, Jo Ann, Nettie
Louise, Mary Catherine and Wanda June Ussery; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed
Bruce.

CHARLES L. ADAMS, 21, was killed in a car wreck Friday night.  Survivors are a son, Wayne; his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Adams, Sr; 2 sisters, Mrs. Lloyd Kelley and Mrs. Beulah
Ussery (wife of Charles); 2 brothers, Virgil and Hubert; his maternal grandfather, Charles
Woody.

DEIRIEL DEE BENNETT, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Bennett, was born June 5, 1934 and died
March 10, 1957.  He is survived by his parents; 5 brothers, Foey, Ira, Raymond, Roy and Jerry; 5
sisters, Mrs. Lester Cantrell, Mrs. Sam Denny, Mrs. Owen Withrow, Mrs. Monroe Cantrell and
Dianna Bennett; a paternal grandmother, Emily Bennett; a maternal grandmother, Lucy
Carpenter.  A brother and sister preceded him in death.

April 4, 1957:

FRANKIE HALE, 62, was born Jan. 31, 1895 in Wright County to Cody and Sarah McIntosh and died
March 29, 1957 in St. Johns Hospital, Springfield.  On Feb. 12, 1918, she was married to Floyd
Hale.  She is survived by her husband, Floyd; 2 daughters, Sybil Young and Dorothy Hale; 2
sons, Lawrence and Harvey, 3 brothers, Rufus, Chester and Hobart McIntosh; 2 sisters, Dee
Sikes and Louvinia Pope.  Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

HOWARD STANLEY BEENEY, 78, suffered a heart attack Monday evening while feeding his ducks
and fell into the duck pond.  He died at the farm of his nephew, Clyde Dickinson, north of
Hartville where he maintained his residence.  He was born Jan. 19, 1879 and lived in Union
Township.  He is survived by 2 sisters, Della Brooks and Mabel Dickinson.

CLAUDE KELLEY, 66, former Douglas County resident, died Thursday in Kansas City.  Survivors
include his wife, Edna Hutsell Kelley; a daughter, Geneva Douglas; 3 sons, Garnet, Virgil and
Mason.  Burial in Fair View Cemetery, south of Mansfield.

April 11, 1957:

EVA BLOFELD, 82, was born March 28, 1875 at Bradleyville, MO and died April 10, 1957.  She was
married to John C. Pierce in 1893 and to this union 2 sons were born.  Mr. Pierce died in 1898.
She married Richard Blofeld in 1900 and to this union one daughter was born.  Her husband,
Richard, died Feb. 10.  She is survived by 2 sons, Arnel and L. S. Pierce; a daughter, Florence
Garland; 4 stepsons, Van, Broza, Lonnie and Cecil; a stepdaughter, Emily Allison.  Burial in
Mansfield Cemetery.

SNOWEY MILLER, 45, died March 31 at her home in Neosho.  Survivors are a son, Bernie Glass; an
aunt, Olcie Nickle; 2 uncles, R. C. and Shafter Ellis.  Burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

FRANCIS SMITH, 90, of Norwood, died Monday.  He was born Jan. 1, 1867 in Wright County.
Survivors include a son, Leonard; a brother, Will.  Burial in Macomb Cemetery.

THOMAS G. KEITH, 72, son of James and Elizabeth Keith, was born in Floyd County, VA, July 3,
1884 and died April 8, 1957.  He was united in marriage to Bessie Hylton on Feb. 12, 1911.  One
daughter, Mrs. Lela Jack, preceded him in death Oct. 1954.  Survivors are his wife, Bessie; 2
sons, Leonard and Alonzo; a daughter, Mrs. Ernest Doyle; a brother Francis; 2 sisters, Cassie
Israelson and Julie West. Burial in Fairview Cemetery.

CHARLES KELLEY, JR., 34, Hartville lumberman, was born March 22, 1923 and died suddenly
April 4, in Hardin, MT, where he had gone on business.  He married Neldean Hilburn on Jan. 26,
1948. Mr. and Mrs. Kelley were transporting a truck loaded with lumber and had stopped at a
cafe in Hardin for breakfast.  As Mr. Kelley leaned over to turn on the ignition of his truck, he had a
heart attack and died instantly.  He worked for the Hartville Lumber Company.  Survivors are his wife,
Neldean; his mother, Lola Hensley; a brother, Bernal.  Burial in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

GEORGE HENRY STERNBERG, 63, only son of William and Della Merritt Sternberg, was born
Sept. 1, 1893 and died suddenly Saturday, April 6, at his home near Hartville.  He was united in
marriage to Leta Shepherd on Feb. 28, 1917.  To this union, one son was born.  Leta died in 1936
and George remarried in 1937.  Survivors are his wife, Ethel; a son Gene; a half brother, Ernest
Simpson.  Burial in Seymour Cemetery.

BURL COXEN, formerly of the Coon Creek area, died after having been accidentally shot.  Funeral
services were held in Twin Falls, ID.

April 18, 1957:

ALMEDA SMITH HICKMAN, 78, former Wright County resident, died Saturday night in the home
of her daughter, Mrs. Arthur Williams.  Other survivors include 2 brothers, Martin and Owen
Smith; 3 sisters, Inez Coffman, Doll Hickman, Anna Scotts.  Burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

F. T. PAMPERIEN died Friday in his home at Mountain Grove.  He was the brother of Charles of
Norwood.  Mr. and Mrs. Pamperien operated a rest home in Mountain Grove.

April 25, 1957:

CATHERINE ELLEN BOGART, 76, daughter of William Vincent and Ina Bowling Hale was born
May 9, 1880 in Willis, VA and died Saturday, April 20, in a Mountain Grove rest home.  She
was a resident of Wright County since 1885.  She married Thomas Bogart on Aug. 26, 1900.
Survivors include 4 sons, Hosea, Alvin, Ernie and Tom; 2 daughters, Veda Bogart and Ina
Coday; 3 sisters, Ada Bogart, Phebe Howell and Vina Gentle; 2 brothers, Floyd and Lester Hale.
Burial in Wolf Creek Cemetery.

TENNESSEE BROWN PLASTER, 81, died April 16 at the home of a son, Lloyd W. Brown,
Mansfield.  Survivors are her husband, Sam; 2 sons, Lloyd and Erven.  Burial in Curtis
Cemetery.

May 2, 1957:

NOAH WHITTAKER, 70, died April 23, at his home 12 miles west of Hartville.  Survivors are his
wife, Martha Arizona; a son Ray Murl; a brother, Lee; 3 sisters, Lola Cantrell, Bessie Duren and
Meldie Robertson.

MELDA JANE WARD, 80, daughter of James M. and Mary Ann Randolph was born Nov. 8, 1876
near Grovespring and died Sunday, April 28, at the home of her daughter, Hazel Dunn of
Hartville.  She was united in marriage to Robert N. Ward on Nov. 30, 1899.  He died June 11,
1950. Other survivors include a son, James Ottis Ward; 2 brothers, Pete and Everett Randolph.
Burial in Shaddy Cemetery.

SAMANTHA C. IPOCK, 87, of Seymour, died Monday afternoon.  She was the mother of Mose Ipock
of Mansfield.

May 9, 1957:

MRS. E. C. IVY, died in April in Napa, CA.  A native of Mansfield, she recently made her home with
her son, Leslie Ivy.  She was an aunt of Mrs. Norval Wallen and Garner Moody.

J. C. "MIDGE" CRAIN died Saturday in a hospital at Tusa, OK.  Mr. Crain was a native of Mansfield,
but had lived in Tulsa for over 30 years.  Homer Hight of Mansfield is a cousin and Mrs. Aaron
Herod was a niece.

LESTER RAY MORRIS, 60, died Thursday.  He was a native of Wright County.  Survivors include
his wife; a daughter Sharon Kay Morris; a brother, Burl; 3 sisters, Mary Jane Matney, Essie
Marler and Jessie Goss.  Burial was in Seymour Cemetery.

May 16, 1957:

ARGUS C. "SOG" THOMPSON, 43, died of suffocation Thursday when he was pinned under the
wheel of a tractor.  He died just three months and four days after an accident on the Gasconade
River when his companion, Omer McIntosh, was drowned.  According to the report, Mr.
Thompson was operating a 1947 farm tractor on Highway F when the vehicle swerved off the
road into the ditch.  He was thrown off the tractor and pinned under the left rear wheel.  He was
born Aug. 6, 1914 and is survived by his wife, Ruth and daughter, Virginia Sue.  Burial in
Newton Cemetery.

CARL GARNER, died last week at his home in Van Horn, TX.  He was editor of the Hartville paper
for a number of years.  His sister, Ada Miller, survives.  He was a brother of Ed Garner.

REV. THEODORE R. THOMAS, 63, died May 13, in Grandbury, TX.  He was a former resident of
the Little Creek community.  He was born Oct 10, 1893 at Hartville and went to Texas in 1925 to
attend Southwestern Baptist Seminary.  His interest was in serving small rural churches.
Survivors include his wife; 2 sons, Dan and Roscoe; a daughter, Mrs. Roy Brannam, Jr.; his
father, D. B. Thomas; 2 brothers, Tony and Arthur D.; a sister, Mrs. Ray Whitteker.  Burial in
Granbury Cemetery.

HENRY ELMER MASSEY, 68, of the Morgan community, died May 7.  Survivors include his wife,
Myrtle; a son, William Edward; a brother, Arnett; a sister, Della Beard.  Burial in Mt. Rose
Cemetery.

May 23, 1957:

LOGAN R. NEWTON, 74, died May 9.  He was the son of Andrew and Sarah Euphrata Newton and
was born Feb. 27, 1883.  He was married to Myrtle Hartzell in 1903 and to this union was born
Elmer, Kern and Zelda.  She died in August of 1922.  On June 17, 1939, he married Elsie Raney
and they had one daughter.  Survivors include his wife; 4 children, Beverly, Kern, Zelda, Elmer;
a brother, Ellis; a sister, Hattie Cantrell; a half sister, Mida Campbell.  Burial in Mansfield
Cemetery.

JESSE HOUSTON MARCUM, 73, of Grovespring died Saturday in a Springfield hospital.  Survivors
include his wife, Della; a daughter, Vinita Broyles; 3 sons, Ansel, Lansford and Lloyd; 2 sisters,
Mrs. Tom Campbell and Mrs. Rosa Williams.  Burial in Cuba Church Cemetery.

MRS. WILLIAM McKINNEY, 85, lifelong resident and member of a pioneer Wright County family,
died May 15, at her home in Hartville.  Her husband, William, is a long-time employee of the
Wright County Bank at Hartville.  Other survivors are 2 daughters, Mrs. Herbert Thompkins and
Mrs. George Duncan; a son, Lum.  Burial in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

May 30, 1957:

RUSSELL MARION ROBERTSON, 50, died Saturday May 25, in a nursing home in Oregon.  He
was preceded in death by his father, John Robertson, who died in 1915 and a brother Henry
Harvey.  He was a former resident of Macomb.  He was born Sept. 3, 1906 in Jasper County.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, O. R. Gray; 4 brothers, Roy, Walter, Ralph and
Carl; a sister, Mrs. Ethel Ellis.  Burial in Prairie Hollow Cemetery.

DOCIA WHITTEKER, 86, died at her home in Hartville Wednesday.  Survivors include 2 daughters,
May and Fay; 2 sons, Clay and Ray; 2 sisters, Susie Quillen and Maggie Millsap; a brother,
Hosea Coday.  Burial in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

MARY JANE DORRIS, about 80, died Thursday night at the home of a sister, Mrs. Icie Ward, near
Hartville.  Two more sisters, Mrs. Argus Palmer and Mrs. Tilda Martin, survive.  Burial in Dorris
Cemetery northeast of Hartville.

June 6, 1957:

JOSEPH HYLTON, 85, a former resident of Wright County, died in Bakersfield, CA, May 28.
 Survivors include his widow, Alida M. Hylton; 2 sons, Paul and Ralph; a daughter, Velma Jo.

ROBERT LINCOLN KINSER, 69, eldest son of John and Millie Kinser, was born near Hartville on
May 21, 1888 and died June 3, 1957.  He was united in marriage to Mary E. Todd on April 16,
1911. Survivors include his wife, Mary; 4 daughters, Fannie Hall, Minnie Dugger, Bertha
Branstetter and Flo Kinser; 2 sons, Charlie and Joe; 3 brothers, Luke, Jim and Hugh; 4 sisters, Annie
Zachgo, Nora Landers, Addie Gilden and Emma O'Rourke.  Burial in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

MARY ELIZABETH "Lizzie" RIPPEE, 75, daughter of Ruben and Sarah Young, was born August 3,
1882 in Wright County and died June 1, 1957.  She was united in marriage to William F. Rippee
on Oct. 23, 1898.  He preceded her in death on Nov. 12, 1955.  Survivors include a daughter, Irene
Hickman; 3 sons, Eugene, Ruben and James; a sister, Mrs. Ezra Dennis; a brother, Jess Young.  Burial
in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

June 13, 1957:

BLUFORD ALONZO CUTBIRTH, 85, died Monday in his home near Hartville.  Survivors include 3
sons, Izadore, George and Luther.  Burial in Little Creek Cemetery.

FAYE WHITTAKER, 50, died Tuesday at her home in Hartville.  Survivors are 2 brothers, Ray and
Clay; a sister, May.

June 20, 1957:

RINDA MORTON, a former resident of Hartville, died Sunday in the state of Washington.  A son,
Lewis Morton, survives.  Burial was in Washington.

June 27, 1957:

MALINDA JEMES, 82, died June 19, in her home at Grovespring.  Survivors include her husband, W.
M.; a daughter, Verda Helms; 3 sons, Ira, William C. and Elva; 3 sisters and a brother.  Services
were held in the Cuba Freewill Baptist Church.

ETHEL NEOMA YOUNG, 52, died Friday at her home northeast of Hartville.  She was born Dec. 4,
1904 to Della and Nute Cope.  She was married to Edgar Young on Sept. 21, l921.  Survivors are
her husband, Edgar; 2 daughters, Lila Stigall and Neeta Martin; 2 brothers, Elmer and Omer
Cope.  Burial was in New Home Cemetery.

E. C. PATTERSON JR., 18, of Hartville, died June 22, in the Veterans Hospital at Kansas City.  He is
survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Patterson; a sister, Lyda Grace Osterloh; a brother,
Jerry Roy.

July 4, 1957:

WILLIAM "IKE" BENNETT, 88, of Macomb, died June 30.  He was born near Macomb on August
24, 1873 to Charles and Decie Gray Bennett.  He was married on Oct. 12, 1902 to Lu Retta
Smith.  A son, Hadley, preceded him in death.  Lu Retta died July 2, 1938.  He married Lottie
(McIntosh) Binley on Oct. 23, 1941.  Survivors are his wife, Lottie; 5 daughters, Ruby Maxwell,
Faye Adamson, Opal Gann, Goldie Davis and Ruth Shields; 3 sons, Chester, Smith and Frank; a
sister, Fannie Garner.  Burial in Ashely Church Cemetery.

CHARLEY ARTHUR WOODY, 71, son of John and Jennie Woody, was born August 21, 1886 in
Tennessee and came to Missouri as a small boy where he spent the rest of his life.  He died June
26, 1957.  He was united in marriage to Rosetta Renfro on Jan. 17, 1909 and to this union were
born 9 children.  Two daughters and a son preceded him in death.  Survivors are his wife; 3
daughters, Bessie Walls, Nola Adams and Pernie Bishop; 3 sons, Lester, Raymond and Otis; a
brother, John; 3 half brothers, Gerald, Jesse and Otto Hull.  Burial in Little Creek Cemetery.

July 11, 1957:

HOMER L. SWENSON, 53, died at his home July 4.  His wife is the former Hazel Hamilton.  He was
prosecuting attorney of Wright County 1949-51.  He also served as assistant attorney general for
3 terms.  Burial in Hillcrest Cemetery.

MABEL MAUDE DIXON, 74, daughter of William and Annetta Gilbert, was born April 6, 1883 at
Ashley, IL and died July 3 in her home in Mansfield.  She was married to Ira Tipton Dixon Nov.
8, 1903.  A daughter, Faye, died in infancy.  Survivors are her husband I. T. "Tip"; 2 sons,
Gilbert and Gene; a daughter Mary Ward; a brother Earl Gilbert; a sister Irene Fuge.  Burial in
New Hope Cemetery.

July 18, 1957:

R. D. BERRY, 88, died Thursday.  He is survived by his wife, Maude; 3 sons, Earl, Russell and Hugh;
4 daughters, Haline Williams, Mary Ingres, Gladys Wissner and Mable Beaty.  Burial in
Mansfield Cemetery.

JOHN JACKSON FINDLEY, 77, son of John and Artie Findley was born Oct. 3, 1879 and died July
11, 1957 at the home of a daughter, Maxine (Mrs. Ernest) Bogart.  He married Docia Calhoun
Aug. 18, 1907, who preceded him in death Dec. 28, 1948.  He is survived by another daughter,
Lucille Campbell; 2 sons, Orville and Bert; 2 brothers, J. H. and W. O.; a sister, Mary Deavers.
Funeral in Ashley Church.

JASPER MARION CHURCHILL was born Feb. 9, 1909 in Wright County to Edmond and Rhodie E.
Churchill and died Friday when the tractor he was driving overturned on him.  He had stopped
his farm tractor on old Highway 5, south of Mansfield, to roll a cigarette.  The brakes apparently
failed to hold and the machine rolled down a 10-foot embankment.  He married Ruby McCrite
on December 27, 1945.  He is survived by his wife, Ruby; a son, Jasper Lee; 4 daughters,
Delores Jean, Dianna Kay, Patsy Mae and Ramona Sue; 3 sisters, Bessie Arrington, Freda Coday
and Estle Harrill; a brother, Elbert.  Burial in Mt. Everett Cemetery.

AMOS FILER, 91, former resident of the Norwood community, died Saturday at the home of a son, W.
A., in Springfield.  He was the grandson of Ernest Wymer.  In addition to the son, he is survived
by 2 daughters, Lillie Johnson and Pearl Perry.  Burial in Oak Forest Cemetery.

OLIVER RILEY, 72, eldest child of John and Margaret Riley, was born near Mansfield Nov. 23, 1884
and died Tuesday in the Springfield Baptist Hospital.  He was united in marriage to Ora Rippee
March 5, 1916.  He is survived by his wife, Ora; a daughter, Mary; a brother, Ray; 2 sisters,
Norma Shreeve and Lula Riley.

July 25, 1957:

W. R. BERRY, formerly a Wright County farmer, died at his home in Grove, OK, Friday.  He is
survived by 2 daughter, Jennie Stevens and Thelma France; a brother Wallie; 2 sisters, Phronia
White and one who lives in Tulsa.  Graveside services and burial in Greenlawn Cemetery,
Springfield, MO.

ALICE ODLE, 82, died Saturday afternoon.  She is survived by 2 daughters, Girlie Taylor and Sybil
Winslow.  Burial in Seymour Cemetery.

LEA L. DUGGER, son of Sam and Violia Dugger was born Dec. 22, 1902 at Niangua, MO and died
July 7, 1957 in Dallas, TX.  Survivors are his wife; his mother; 4 sons; 3 daughters; 3 brothers,
Charley, Ray and Jimmie; a sister, Thelma Ferriel.  Burial in Hailey, Idaho Cemetery.

JACOB C. LONG, 87, died Sunday at the home of his son in Grovespring.  Survivors include 3 sons,
Earl, Dean and Chester.  Burial in White Oak Pond Cemetery.

August 1, 1957:

MARY CORDELIA CRISP, 73, a lifelong resident of Manes, died Saturday.  Survivors include her
husband, Henry; 3 sons, Virgil, Lowman and Lester; 3 daughters, Mrs. Murrell Lathram, Addie
Day and Louise Mulligan.  Burial in Evening Shade Cemetery.

ELIJAH BURL MORRIS, son of Andrew and Caroline Morris, was born near Cedar Gap June 16,
1885 and died July 24, 1957.  He was married to Grace Tracy May 16, 1917.  She died April 12,
1923. On Feb. 15, 1933, he married Ophelia Craufill of Mountain Home, AR.  Survivors are his
wife, Ophelia; 3 sisters, Mary Matney, Essie Marler and Jessie Goss.   Burial in Seymour Cemetery.

FRED E. DAUGHTERY, 46, died Tuesday.  He is survived by his mother, Ida; 3 brothers, Jesse, John
and Ben; a sister, Mora Bell.  Burial in National Cemetery, Springfield.

MARTHA L. THORNHILL, 71, died Tuesday morning in Mountain Grove.  She is survived by a
sister, Julia Sullivan.

August 8, 1957:

HOSE A. MOODY, a native of Mansfield, died July 28 in Visalia, CA.  Survivors include a son,
Orville and a daughter, Mildred Parker.

MAUDE CARVER BERRY, 84, widow of R. D. Berry, died July 31 at her home.  Survivors include 3
daughters, Halline Williams, Mary Ingres and Gladys Wissner; 2 sons Earl and Russell; a
stepdaughter, Mabel Beatty; a stepson, Hugh Berry.  Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

MRS. LANCE THOMPKINS died July 27, at her home in Kansas City.  Services were held in the Oak
Grove Church north of Hartville.  Burial was in the church cemetery.

August 15, 1957:

VADA BRANSTETTER, 53, died Friday.  She was living with her father, Francis M. Branstetter, Sr.
of Mansfield.  Other survivors include 5 brothers, Julian, Lester, Charles, Ray and Francis M., Jr.
Burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

VIOLET JUANITA GREGORY, 43, daughter of Elisha and Mabel Dickinson, died July 27.  She was
united in marriage to Leo Gregory, July 31. 1933.  A child died in infancy.  Survivors are her
husband; her mother; 6 sisters and 3 brothers.

JOHN WINFIELD LEWIS, 88, died Saturday at his home in Manes.  Survivors are 2 daughters, Nora
and Anna Lewis; a brother, W. M.; a grandson, Lewis Lawler.  Burial in Manes Cemetery.

August 22, 1957:

JOHN C. FINDLEY, 52, former resident of this community, died August 14 at his home in Tulare, CA,
from accidental gunshot wounds.  He was cleaning four guns, three of which were finished and
lying on the table nearby.  The fourth was in the process of being cleaned as the cleaning cloth
was still in his hand when he was found.  He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Findley of near
Macomb.  Survivors include 2 sisters, Ora Hart and Mrs. H. M. Babb; 2 sons; 2 brothers, Harve
and Everett H. Findley.

JAMES M. GORMAN, 62, died August 15, at the home of a niece, Pauline Butler in West Monroe,
LA.  Survivors include his brother, Dr. Harold Gorman and an aunt, Ada Benton.  Burial in
Steele Memorial Cemetery.

JASON WALTER McCLELLAN died August 12 in Olathe, KS.  He was born in Mansfield.
Survivors include his wife, Artie G.; 2 daughters, Margaret Perkins and Mary Creten; a son,
Ernest D.; a sister, Zella Coday.  Burial in Olathe, KS.

August 29, 1957:

ELIZABETH ALLEN, 89, of Mansfield, was found dead Tuesday morning after she failed to answer
the knock of the milkman, Andy Millsap, who called the authorities to investigate. Her husband's
name was Daniel.

September 5, 1957:

MRS. W. T. SIMMS:  Funeral services were held for her Monday in the Klinger Chapel in Springfield.
She was a former resident of the Hartville community.  She was the mother of Mrs. Arthur
Cottengim and a sister of Docia Nickle and Charles Haworth.

September 19, 1957:

BLANCHE RITTER, 67, died Friday.  Survivors include a sister, Maude Haynes of Mansfield.

MARY MATNEY, 79, died Sept. 12.  She was a life-long resident of the Cedar Gap community.
Survivors include a daughter, Virginia Dedmon; 2 sons, E. A. and Harry; 2 sisters, Jessie Goss
and Essie Marler.  Burial was in Star Cemetery.

ROBERT W. BRUNSON, 42, formerly of the Cedar Gap vicinity, died Sept. 8, at Casper, WY.  He is
survived by his wife, Alva; 4 daughters, Roberta, Sue, Mary Ann and Sandra; 3 sons, Lester,
Charles and David Lee; 2 sisters, Edith Gillette and Dorothy Spangler; 2 brothers, Ross and
James.

LEE SMITTLE, 65, former resident of Wright County, died at Veterans' Hospital, Fayetteville, AR.
He was one of the descendants of the Pennsylvania Smittles who came to this area about 1845.
Burial was in the Cuba Church Cemetery.

RUBY PEARL ROBERTSON, 45, daughter of J. T. and Mary C. Lemons, was born Sept. 10, 1912 in
Wright County and died Sept. 14, 1957.  She was united in marriage to Walter Lloyd Robertson
on July 21, 1928.  Suvivors are her husband, Walter; 3 sons, Doyle, Ronald and Truell; 2
daughters, Rita Shaver and Glenda Robertson; 5 brothers, Elmer, Ivan, Robert, Walter and
Lawrence; 4 sisters, Ethie Taylor, Alta Kilfoy, Jewel Gosswick, Laura Swanigan.  Burial in
Durbin Cemetery.

JASON TODD, 73, died at his home Saturday. He was a lifelong resident of Wright County.  Survivors
are his wife, Minnie; a son, Elston; a daughter, Trellis Darrow; 2 sisters, Mary Kinser and Sarah
Bryant.  Burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

LOAN MALLORY died in Detriot, MI.  He was the son of W. B. Mallory of the Pea Ridge community
in Wright County.  Survivors are his wife, Irene; a daughter, Jean; his father; 4 brothers and 4
sisters.  Funeral services were held in Detriot.

September 26, 1957:

OSCAR E. YOUNG, a native of Wright County, who had operated the Hoff Hotel in Springfield the
past 9 years, died Monday.  He had been injured in an automobile accident a few months ago and
had not fully recovered.  He had left Wright County 40 years ago and moved to Red Oak, IA
where he worked for a wholesale grocery house.  After retiring he and Mrs. Young moved to
Springfield, MO.  Survivors are his wife, Sylvia; a son, Tom; 2 daughters, Kathryn Young and
Mrs. Jack Evans; 2 brothers, Omer and Elmer; a sister Ila Claxton.  Burial was in Red Oak, IA.

SARAH MARTHA "SADIE" HOPPER, 85, of Mansfield, daughter of Alexander and Ester Turner
Stevenson, was born near Henderson, Webster County, MO on March 20, 1872 and died Sept.
22, at Burge Hospital.  She was united in marriage to Sampson W. Hopper March 2, 1893.  He
was a former state legislator from Wright County, who died in June 9, 1936.  Survivors are 2
sons, Guy and Paul; 3 daughters, Mrs. E. R. Langley, Mrs. Mae Roy and Lois Hopper; a brother,
M. K. Steveson.  Funeral services were held in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church with burial
in the local cemetery.

J. H. WOOD died Saturday morning in his home in Parksville, KS.  He was born and reared in the
Little Creek community.  He was the son of Thomas and Mary Wood.  He was preceded in death
by his brothers, Barney and Fred.  Survivors include a son, Ted; a brother, James (former
President of Stephens College.)

CARL RAYMOND TURNER, son of Jess and Sara Jane Turner, was born March 18, 1893 and died
Sept. 10, 1957.  He was united in marriage to Carrie Henslee Dec. 24, 1916 and to this union
were born 5 children, two of whom preceded him in death.  Survivors are his wife, Carrie; 2
daughters, Audrey Manley and Leota Fleetwood; a son, Lloyd; 3 sisters, Mrs. Oscar Liles, Mrs.
R. E. Cooley and Mrs. Myrtle Sanders.

October 3, 1957:

JULIUS J. LIMBAUGH, 78, was found dead Monday in a pond at his farm, located 5 miles east of
Hartville.  He was last seen Sunday.  When a neighbor reported he was not seen at his farm home
where he lived alone, two neighbor women went to the farm to investigate.  Sheriff Jim Baker
reported that the two women informed him they saw his feet sticking out of a small pond.  It is
believed that he might have stumbled on some rocks that form part of the dam and fell in the
water and strangled to death.

REBECCA FRANCES McCASLIN, 67, died Sept. 28, in Springfield Mercy Hospital.  She was born
Sept 28, 1890 at Lunenburg, AR and came to Mansfield in 1938.  Her husband, the late Rev.
Louis B. McCaslin, was the oldest active minister of the Cumberland Presbytery.  She is
survived by a son, Louis; 7 stepchildren, V. E., L. C., G. M., Lucy Steen, Jean Ingwersen and
Helen Butler; 3 brothers, Phillip E., R. O. and R. E. Landers; a sister, Addie Saffle.

October 10, 1957:

SARAH FRANCES LATIMER, daughter of J. W. and Dorothy Gilley, was born Feb. 22, 1876 and
died Sept. 28, 1957.  She was united in marriage to Elwood Bogart Oct. 21, 1896 and to this
union were born 4 sons.  Her husband died August 15, 1928.  She married Albert Latimer Sept.
12, 1929.  He died in June of 1940.  Survivors include 4 sons, Jordan, Charley, Harley and
Marvin; a brother, M. L. Gilley.  Burial in Hensley Cemetery.

October 17, 1957:

URSULA M. GRAY, 77, died Sunday.  She is survived by her husband, Fred; a daughter, Mrs. Walter
Brunner; 4 sons, Frank, William, Charles and Alfred; a sister, Mrs. Cora Tucker.  Burial in
Maple Park Cemetery, Springfield.

JAMES P. MARTIN, 82, former resident of Hartville, was buried Sunday in Good Hope Cemetery
near Marshfield.  Survivors are a son, Truel; a sister, Mrs. Sue Cloud.

LOUISA A. STOGSDILL, 79, daughter of Henry and Sarah Brasher, was born Dec. 24, 1877 near
Mansfield and died Oct. 7, 1957.  She was united in marriage to Enoch Jackson Stogsdill on
April 17, 1898 and to this union 5 children were born.  Two preceded her in death.  Her husband
died Jan. 20, 1939.  Survivors are 3 children, Walter, Mrs. Ira Goss and Mrs. Vernon Richards; a
sister, Louetta Richards.

October 24, 1957

GEORGE R. MULLENS, 68, of Lynchburg, was found dead at his farm home northeast of Hartville
Oct. 15, apparently the victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  Burial in Green Mountain
Cemetery.

ELLA ELIZA COLLISON, 46, died Sunday.  Survivors include her husband, Clarence; 2 daughters,
Alice Oetting and Alta Belle Collison; her mother, Mayme Happy; 4 brothers and 2 sisters.

LUETTA BUCKLES, 73, a lifelong resident of Wright County, daughter of James Houston and Sarah
Margaret Smith, was born Sept. 27, 1884 and died Oct. 16, in Springfield Baptist Hospital.  She
married Roy Buckles on May 8, 1906.  Her husband died June 22, 1921.  A daughter, Blanch,
also preceded her in death.  Survivors include a son, Robert; 2 daughters, Mae Oetting and
Gladys Price; a sister Cleo Ayers.  Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

November 7, 1957:

JENNIE AGEE, 86, died Friday at the home of her son, Ray, east of Hartville.  Burial in Curtis
Cemetery.

November 14, 1957:

ARTHUR C. JOHNSON, died Friday in Handley Hospital in Springfield.  His death was the result of a
fall he received in his apartment earlier in the day.  He was born and reared in Hartville.  He left
Hartville more than 20 years ago and worked in the banking profession.  He is survived by a
brother, Fred.  Burial in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

November 21, 1957:

ELLIS DECKARD, 44, died in Waynesville after surgery.  He was the son of J. R. Deckard, who was
at one time a Wright County official.  Survivors are his wife, Pearl; a sister Mrs. Oscar Brown.
He was a cousin of Ruby Henderson.

November 28, 1957:

ALFRED L. BROOKS, 94, died Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Andy Browitt, about 2
miles southeast of Hartville.  He was born in Trenton, NJ and came to Wright County when a
young man.  In addition to his daughter, he is survived by a son, C. Guy.  Burial in Curtis
Cemetery.

ANNA C. MILLER died Sunday morning in Hartville.  Survivors are 6 sisters, Lucy Chetham, Alice
Morrison, Celia Lane, Cordella Huffines, Hester Lansdown and Myrtle Morrison; 3 brothers,
Frank, Everett and Elmer Miller.  Burial in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

TALITHA DODSON, 76, of Norwood, died Friday.  Survivors include a son, Harrison Andrew; a
daughter, Mrs. Cecil Conley; 2 brothers, Orville and Gus Strunk.

 December 5, 1957:

CHARLES EDGAR HENSLEY, son of Linze and Cornelia Hensley, was born Aug. 2, 1890 and died
Nov. 27, at the home of a sister, Mrs. Leslie Noble.  He was one of 13 children, 8 of whom
preceded him in death.  He was a retired Wright County teacher, who was born and reared in the
Grovespring area.  Survivors are 3 sisters, Lela Noble, Effie Stone and Nola Dopp; a brother,
Leland.  Burial in Coon Creek Cemetery.

ELMIRA ALMEDA DOUGLAS, 74, daughter of George and Elizabeth Kizer, was born in Taney
County, MO, Sept. 15, 1883 and moved to Wright County as a child.  She died Nov. 23, 1957.
She married Melvin W. Douglas on Dec. 12, 1901 and to this union 12 children were born.  Her
husband and 4 sons preceded her in death.  Survivors are her children, Laura Davis, Aaron
Douglas,  Kenneth Douglas, Clara Jolly, Lois Newman, Theodore Douglas, Ada Cutbirth and
Orva Guthrey; a sister; a brother.  Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

December 12, 1957:

TOM BURNS, 82, died Friday at the home of a daughter near Niangua.  He was a lifelong farmer of
Wright County.  Survivors are his wife, Mollie; 2 sons, Henry and Omer; 3 daughters, Verba
Young, Alice Fain and Ilah Lunsford.  Burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

December 19, 1957:

LAURA BENNETT, 81, died Tuesday at the local hospital.  Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs.
Burley Moody and Mrs. Sophia Miller; 3 sons, Vernon, Ramie and Athron.  Burial in Ashley
Cemetery.

BERTHA VAN NOY died Thursday.  She was the widow of Dr. L. T. Van Noy.  Funeral services were
in the Norwood Baptist Church.

ARCH IRWIN died at his home in Norwood Friday after a short illness.  He suffered a broken leg
Thanksgiving Day and did not recover.  Surviving is his wife, Ruth.

December 26, 1957:

EARL BURGESS SMITH, 68, a farmer northwest of Hartville, died in the Veterans Hospital in
Kansas City.  He was the son of Al and Anna Smith.  He was born June 7, 1889 and died Dec.
15, 1957.  He was united in marriage to Pearl Arnall in 1936.  Survivors include his wife, Pearl;
a son, Paul; a daughter, Earlene Seutter; a stepson, Darrell Robertson; 3 brothers, Louie, Ross
and Frank; a sister, Mrs. Vyrle Blair.  Burial in Steele Memorial.

January 2, 1958:

HAZEL VIERKANT, 65, died Dec. 29, at her home north of Norwood.  Survivors include her
husband, Harry; 3 sons and 4 daughters.  Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City,
IA.

C. FRANK SMITH, father of Mrs. Don Ferrell of Mansfield, died Christmas morning at his home near
Rogersville.  Other survivors include his wife, Georgia, and a sister, Miss Mary Smith.  Burial
was in Maple Park Cemetery, Springfield, MO.

THOMAS EDWARDS, 78, retired farmer of Norwood, died Thursday.  He is survived by his wife; one
son, Elzie; 4 daughters, Mrs. Earnest Carter, Mrs. Arthur Butchler, Mrs. Earl Carter and Mrs.
Harold Moore.  Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.

PHILIP HENRY MOSELEY, 72, of Manes, died Saturday.  He was a lifelong resident of Wright
County.  Survivors include his wife, Essie; a son, Marshall; a sister, Bertha Wilson; a brother,
Bill.  Burial in Moseley Cemetery.

LAURA ANN BENNETT was born Oct. 27, 1876 in Wright County and died Dec. 17, 1957.  She
married David C. Bennett Oct. 28, 1894, who preceded her in death Dec. 5, 1939.  Survivors
include 2 daughters and five sons; 2 sisters, Viola Coday and Bertha Anderson.

MINNIE FINDLEY MOODY, daughter of W. M. and Mary Findley, was born near Macomb, MO,
April 1, 1895 and died Dec. 19, 1957.  She was united in marriage to Marion O. "Otto" Moody
April 10, 1913.  Survivors are her husband, Otto; a daughter Wanda Hoover; 5 sons, Morris,
Wayne, J. G., Ellis and Lynn; 2 sisters, Sarah Brazeal and Oma Eulrich; 4 brothers, Ballard,
Walter, Jess and Jason Findley.  Burial in Ashley Cemetery.

January 9, 1958:

JANE OWENS, 80 died Friday at the home of a daughter, Opal Larkin, of Kansas City.  She was the
widow of William C. Owens, farmer of the Owensville community, who died in 1946.  Survivors
include 3 sons, Ernest, Norman and Luther; 3 daughters, Opal Larkin, Nola Robinett and Ruby
Broyles.  Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.

January 16, 1958:

JOHN W. COTTENGIM, 86, died Sunday at his home southeast of Hartville.  He was a retired farmer
and lifelong resident of this county.  Survivors include his wife, Mary; a daughter, Bessie
Claxton; 2 sons, Denver and William; a sister, Betty Adams; a brother, E. W; 3 half sisters,
Pansy Little, Jessie Ellis and Leona Cable.  Burial in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

CLARA ASLEE GASKILL, 63, a native of Ozark, died Saturday at her home.  She is survived by her
husband, E. D.; a daughter, Mrs. Paul Findley; 5 sisters, Allie Shipman, Minnie Pool, Lena
Newton, Nola Crider, Neva Stogsdill.  Burial in Newton Cemetery.

OSCAR F. JONES, 75, died Sunday at his home southeast of Hartville.  Survivors include his wife,
Lucy Elizabeth; a daughter Jessie McIntosh.  Burial in Berryville, AR.

GEORGE W. MILLER:  Death in December ended the colorful and varied career of a former
Mansfield resident.  Services for George W. Miller, 86, were held Dec. 20 in Sapulpa, OK.  The
major part of his activities while in Mansfield was devoted to raising and shipping livestock.
This vast volume of business attracted attention of livestock firms in St. Louis, Kansas City,
Omaha and Chicago.  He owned and operated a 1040 acre ranch east of Mansfield.  During this
period he built the one-half block two-story concrete business building which housed the old
opera house, which brought through his management known road shows and musicians.  He later
became associated with a livestock commission firm in St. Louis and moved to St. Louis.  In
1920 while on a visit in California with his family, he conceived an idea for some oil field
equipment.  Within three weeks he had his model in Washington, D.C. and was assured the
patent.  Through this he became interested in the oil business and moved to Sapulpa, OK.  The
Miller Combination Sand & Pump Co., was incorporated at $25,000.  Fourteen other patents
resulted in the incorporation of the Superior Mfg. Co., at $100,000, now located in Tulsa.  He
was president of both companies and his products were shipped over the entire nation, Canada,
Old Mexico and other foreign countries.  In his memoirs of 1948 he included his school life in
Bryant, Ava and Mansfield.  The book also included his grandfather, Maj. Yandell of the Civil
War and his father, Moses Miller, soldier of the Civil War and state representative.  Moses
Miller and his brother, Henry, established "The Old Water Mill" at Bryant, a century land mark
when removed.  Mr. and Mrs. Miller (the former Mary Lorraine Brentlinger) were making plans
to observe their 65th wedding anniversary, Jan. 7, 1959 when their only child, Bertha Newton
and her husband Charles C. Newton, would observe their 40th anniversary.  The four have
maintained a one unit home for 38 years.

MINNIE ORTHER suffered a heart attack at her home in Clinton, MO and died later at a hospital
there.  Survivors include a son, Alvin and a brother E. H. Neufeld.

A. D. NEUFELD, 91, died at his home in Reedley, CA. January 8.  He was a brother of E. H. Newfeld.

January 23, 1958:

ALBERT OWINGS, a former resident of the Bethel community, died of a stroke as his home at Grants
Pass, OR.  He was a brother of Taylor Owings.

January 30, 1958:

ROBERT S. HURLEY, 84, died Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. David Hunter,
northwest of Hartville.  In addition to his daughter, he is survived by a son, Everett; 3 half
brothers, Otis, Hobert and Albert Hurley; 2 half sisters, Clara Delcour and Lula Walker.  Burial
in Evening Shade Cemetery north of Manes.

ORA FANNNON died Jan. 28 in Los Angeles, CA.  He and his wife left Mansfield about 18 years ago.
Survivors are his wife, 2 sons, 2 daughters, 2 sisters and 3 brothers.  Tom Abrams is his brother-
in-law.  A brother, Armond, lives in Springfield.

February 6, 1958:

ORVILLE L. LUNA, 56, a barber of 35 years, died Sunday.  He had resided in Mansfield for 26 years,
coming here from Gainesville.  He was born Aug. 13, 1901 at Zanoni, MO.  Survivors include
his wife, Ollie; 2 sons, Don and Eston; his parent, Mr. and Mrs. Z. T. Luna; a brother E. R.; a
sister, Lola Bushong.  Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

LEEMAN JEFFERSON RUSHING, 94, was born May 4, 1863 in Wright County and died January
31. He was united in marriage to Tennessee Isabell Peters, Feb. 21, 1888.  She preceded him in
death on Aug. 2, 1928.  A son, Isaac Elmer, preceded him in death in 1943.  Survivors are 5 sons, Joe,
Everet, Roy, Alfred and Gus; 2 daughters, Millie Cook and Zelma Dedmon; a brother, Abe.  Burial in
Hensley Cemetery.

JENNIE PROCK, 81, died in a rest home in Niangua.  Funeral services were held Monday.  She was a
former resident of Hartville.  Survivors include 2 daughters, Flossie Baker and Dessie Stelzer; 4
sons, Tom, Ray, Hobert, and Loay Patterson; 2 sisters, Emma Crider and Lillie Eaton.  Burial in
Steele Memorial Cemetery.

February 13, 1958:

EVAN D. GASKILL, 64, died Tuesday at his home near Mansfield.  His wife had died a month ago.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Paul Findley; 2 brothers, Jeff and Enoch; 5 sisters, Ann
Gaskill, Lou Gaskill, Sarah Matney, Mrs. Frank Dennis and Effie Forester.  Burial in Newton
Cemetery.

LOUSANIA CORDIA MOLES, 84, died Wednesday in Kansas City, KS in the home of a son, Paris.
Other survivors include a son, Paul; a daughter Nellie Rogers; a sister, Emily Winkler.  Burial in
Prairie Hollow Cemetery.

T. J. JORDAN, 83, died Tuesday in the home of a sister, Addie Jordan, of Farmersville, TX.
Survivors include, Paris, Russell, Ira and Dallas; 2 sisters, Addie Jordan and Daisy Allen.  Burial
in Emmerson Cemetery, northeast of Hartville.

February 20, 1958:

ANDREW J. HANNAH, 76, father of Mrs. Harold Dennis of Mansfield, died Monday at his home in
Seymour.  Burial was in Star Cemetery.

LAURA MAE BUCHER, 89, formerly of the Mansfield community, died Feb. 9, in Inglewood, CA.
Her husband, William M. Bucher, preceded her in death.  Survivors include a son, Hubert E., and
a daughter, Helen B. Hudson.  Burial was in Springfield, MO.

NANCY ELLEN CALHOUN, 80, was born Feb. 1, 1878 in Norwood and died Feb. 5, 1958 in
Stockton, CA.  Survivors include 4 daughters, Lois Tharson, Edna Gaddis, Hazel Haigler and
Faye Hicks; 3 sons, E. M., Howard and Lee; a sister, Crocia Johnston; a brother, Charles Keys.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Aaron, in 1955 and by a son, Amon, in 1942.  Burial
in Exter, CA.

February 27, 1958:

WALLACE E. CLAXTON, 38, died Feb. 16, at his home in Kansas City.  His parents, Mr. and Mrs.
John Claxton of the Elk Creek community, preceded him in death.  Survivors include his wife,
Jean; 2 daughters, Ella May and Becky; a son, Wallace Dean; a stepson, Stephen; 2 brothers, G.
E. and R. C.

CLAD H. "PIC" THOMPSON, 69, died Thursday.  While he is known because of his association
since 1913 with the “Kansas City Star”, he is best known here as the husband of the former
Sophia Hoover, daughter of Dave Hoover.

March 6, 1958;

WILLIAM E. BROUGHTON, 72, a Freewill Baptist minister of the Manes community, died Friday.
Survivors are a son, Vester; 2 daughters, Vada Hensley Hicks and Leona Oliphant; 3 brothers,
Jim, Benny and Harristie; 2 sisters, Julia Davis and Eve Masters.  Burial in Manes Cemetery.

March 13, 1958:

LYDIA ISABELLA MOLES, 73, was born March 10, 1884 in Hancock County, Sneedsville, TN and
died March 7, 1958 in Springfield Baptist Hospital.  She was united in marriage to James
Marshall Moles on Jan. 1, 1902.  The family moved from Sneedsville to Mansfield in 1918.  She
was preceded in death by her husband and 3 infant children.  Survivors are 5 sons, Clifford,
Garrett, Homer, Esco and John; 5 daughters, Ora Van Ness, Trula Taylor, Mrs. Tom Staton, Mae
Dean Winkler, Mrs. Truman Shaw; a stepson, Vester; a brother, Taylor Mathis; a sister, Mary
Cantwell.  Burial in No. 5 Cemetery.

STEPHEN D. C. OSBORN, 71, died Sunday at his home near Manes.  Only survivors are his wife,
Mabel, and a brother, Jess.  Burial in Manes Cemetery.

WILLIAM CRAWFORD, 79, died Thursday.  Survivors include 3 daughters, Daisy Bledsoe, Grace
Petet and Florence Calloway; 2 sons, Dale and Vance; 2 sisters, Pearl Shores and Cora Long; a
brother, Ed.  Burial in Shaddy Cemetery.

JOSEPH K. MUSICK, a farmer south of Norwood, died Friday.  Survivors include his wife, Ora; 3
brothers, Eddie, Dale and Ross.  Burial in Oak Forest Cemetery.

March 20, 1958:

THEODORE WOODY, 96, died Sunday morning.  He was a long time resident of Macomb.
 Survivors include 2 daughters, Mary Babb and Ada Decorey; 3 sons, Alfred, Ramey and
 Everett.  Burial in Macomb Cemetery.

OLIVE A. JONES, 81, lifelong resident of Norwood, died Saturday at her home.  Survivors are 2 sons,
Harvey and Darnell; 5 daughters, Nina Youk, Medora Folger, Lima Graber, Celia Graber and
Helen Van Brunk.  Her husband, J. A. Jones, died in 1953.  Burial in Hillcrest Cemetery.

TERRY H. CALHOUN, 71, a former Mountain Grove resident, died Sunday in Bethal, KS.  Survivors
include 2 sons, James F. and Bert L.; 2 daughters, Gertrude Fox and Patricia Calhoun.

March 27, 1958:

ALTA McINTOSH of Norwood died Saturday night.  She was the widow of Ed McIntosh and is
survived by 3 sons, Dale, Gerald and Bob.

LILLIE MAE COLLEY, 69, died Sunday.  She is survived by her husband, R. E.; 3 sons, Floyd, Dan
and Etheridge; 2 sisters, Mrs. Oscar Liles and Mrs. Myrtle Sanders.  Burial in Mansfield
Cemetery.

ALMA FRANCES WEBB, 71, died Saturday in her home in Hartville.  Survivors are 2 sisters, Vallie
Jarett and Lulu Arnold; 3 brothers, Oble, Zack and Cecil Manier.  Burial in Denton Cemetery.

RUSSIA B. GROVER, 81, died March 19.  On April 2 of this year, she would have been 82.  Burial
was in Mansfield Cemetery.

April 3, 1958:

A. S. "BOY" ALLEN, 67, son of William S. and Elizabeth Marah Allen, was born Oct. 24, 1891 and
died March 31, 1958 in Springfield Baptist Hospital.  He was married to Meda Rippee on Dec. 11,
1927. He is survived by his wife, Meda; 3 sisters, Mrs. R. D. Murrel, Mrs. Zona Todd and Mrs.
Lola Todd; a brother Virgil.  Burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

April 10, 1958:

DOOLEY FARR, 48, son of Elizabeth Farr of Hartville, died Saturday at Bryan, Ohio following a fall.
Other survivors include 5 sons and 4 daughters; 2 brothers, Ed and Claude.  Burial in Dawson
Cemetery.

April 17, 1958:

MRS. JIM OWENS, 83, a lifelong resident of Wright County was cleaning out a wood burning stove
Saturday when her clothing caught fire.  She was unable to extinguish the blaze and suffered
fatal third-degree burns over her entire body.  Her husband, the only survivor, was able to walk
to a neighbor's home to report the incident.  Burial in Curtis Cemetery.

O. L. HENRY was buried in Samford, TX Thursday.  He received fatal burns when his home was
demolished by fire.  He was a brother of Mrs. E. J. Tutt and R. V. Henry of Mansfield.

April 24, 1958:

IVY H. JOHNSON, 48, of Manes, died Monday morning at the Mount Vernon sanatorium.  He is
survived by his father, George C.; 5 sisters, Berta Perry, Beatrice Eskew, Nellie Wade, Fern
Tretton, Zelda Goodman; a brother, Bert.  Burial in Shiloh Cemetery.

WILLIAM WESLEY CLIMER, 86, former resident of Wright County, died Thursday in Olathe, KS.
Survivors are Arzona Whitteker, Rachel Armstrong, Ruby Medlin and Mattie Matney; a son,
Everett.  Burial in Prospect Cemetery east of Niangua.

ALPHA KELLEY, 43, of Norwood, died Thursday.  Survivors are her husband, Floyd; 4 sons, Lowell
Eugene, Jesse Lee, Carl Melton and Noel Dean; 3 daughters, Shirley Ann, Sharon Kay and
Wilma Sue; her mother, Bessie Cartwright; a sister, Mrs. Ralph Sanders.  Burial in Oak Grove
Cemetery.

May 1, 1958:

FLORENCE GLENN, 55, lifelong resident of Norwood, died Saturday at her home.  Survivors include
her husband, Donald H.;  3 sons, Eldon, Everett and Nova; a sister, Mrs. Joe Woolsey; 3
brothers, Merit, Ray and E. E. Lacy.

May 8, 1958:

GRANVILLE SMITH, 79, died Friday at his home in Mansfield.  Survivors include his wife, Zoley; 3
daughters, Ruth Thompson, Vonnie Wood and Flonnie Burris; 2 sons, Ralph and G. D.  Burial in
Newton Cemetery.

TAYLOR OWINGS, 82, retired farmer of the Hartville community, died April 30 in Dove Rest Home
near Lebanon.  Survivors include a son, Floyd; 2 daughters, Mrs. Leo Sullivan and Mrs. Lillie
Painter; a sister, Mrs. Spicy Mitchell.  Burial in Broyles Cemetery.

May 15, 1958:

BESSIE MAE KEY, 65, died Tuesday at her home northeast of Hartville.  She is survived by a brother,
Harve Wilson.  Burial in Green Valley Cemetery.

May 22, 1958:

GEORGE W. PLASTER, 84, died Sunday in the Mansfield Hospital.  Survivors are his wife, Minnie;
5 sons, Leroy, Dale, Willie, Howard and Floyd; a brother, Sam; a sister, Sarah Cook.  Burial in
Souder Cemetery.

THOMAS L. POPE, 74, lifelong resident of Wright County, died Thursday in the Veterans Hospital at
Wadsworth, KS.  Survivors are his wife, Ruth; a daughter, Mrs. Chester Slate; a foster son,
Bethel Seymour.

NELLIE GARLAND died Monday.  Survivors are 10 daughers, Mrs. Lloyd Drake, Mrs. Fred Drake,
Mrs. Elva Brown, Mrs. Irns Fry, Mrs. Maybelle Dixon, Mrs. Dorothy Letsinger, Mrs. Cloda
Henderckson, Mrs. Jean Hunter, Mrs. Kate Fry, Mrs. Edna Sullivan; a son, Howard.  Burial in
Dogwood Cemetery near Seymour.

MRS. QUINTELL CHAPIN BRITTON, 44, died May 15 at Topeka, KS.  Her father, J. Flint
Chapin, was editor of “The Wright County Republican” during the 1930s.  Survivors include a daughter,
Celia Ann Britton; 3 sisters, Loraine Goy, Laynete Lowe and Celia Kilpatrich; 3 brothers, J. Flint, Hugh
and Wendell.  She was a linotype operator at the time of her death.  Burial in Willow Springs, MO.

May 29, 1958:

JAMES CLAUDE WYNN, 66, died Monday at his home near Hartville.  Survivors are his wife, Edith;
a daughter, Mrs. Floyd Todd; 2 sons, Waldo and James Ivan; 4 brothers; 3 sisters.  Burial in
Shaddy Cemetery.

FLOYD HYLTON, 73, retired farmer of the Norwood vicinity, died Sunday.  Survivors are his wife,
Dora; 3 sons, Hubert, Melvin and Eldon; 2 daughters, Fern Standley and Vera Rowland; a
stepson, Paul Johnston; a stepdaugher, Mildred Moles; a brother, Noah; a sister, Maggie Miller.
Burial in Rutherford Cemetery.

LUCY HUTSELL, 84, died Sunday evening.  She was the widow of James M. Hutsell.  Survivors
include 3 sons, Leonard, Everett and Herbert; 4 daughters, Bess Ellis, Leona Robinett, Alberta
Evans and Edna Kelley; 2 brothers; 4 sisters.  Burial in Friendship Cemetery.

MATHIAS ANDREW DAVIS, 65, son of Jess and Katie Pitman Davis, was born Aug. 18, 1892 in
Harrison, AR and died May 25, 1958 at his home near Grovespring.  He was united in marriage
to Gertie Leona Todd, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Todd, on July 13, 1918.  Survivors are his
wife, Gertie; 2 sons, Alfred and Norman; 4 daughters, Retha Fern Mode, Patricia Louise Olsen,
Bonnie Mae Wright and Dorothy Joan O'Connor; his mother; 2 brothers, Owen and Chester; 3
sisters, Vellie Claxton, Minnie Hall and Notie Massey.  Burial in O'Dell Cemetery.

July 5, 1958:

FANNIE POPE ANDERSON, 88, a former resident of Hartville, died recently in Fresno, CA where
she had resided since 1904.  She is survived by 2 daughters, Emma Klein and Miss Fannie Pope.
Services were held at Fresno.

O. R. GRAY, 88, lifelong resident of the Mansfield and Macomb communities, died Saturday.  He is
survived by his wife, Dora; 2 sons, Monroe and Amos; 2 brothers, Willis and Sim; a sister,
Pearlee Quessenberry; 4 stepsons, Ralph, Ray, Carl and Walter Robertson; a stepdaugher, Ethel
Ellis.  Burial in Macomb Cemetery.

July 12, 1958:

ERNEST HALL, 65, former Wright County resident, died in North Dakota from injuries received in a
construction accident.  Survivors are his wife, Maybelle; a brother, Charles; 2 sisters, Elsie
Ellison and Mrs. Frank Bruton.  Body returned to Mountain Grove for burial.

HARRIET M. COLLISON, 87, left 89 descendants when she died June 4 at her home in Mansfield.
One son, Frank, died in infancy.  In 1890, she married Frank A. Collison, who survives.  Other
survivors include 2 sons, Harvey and Clarence; 7 daughters, Minnie Comstock, Eva Stanfield,
Mae Middleton, Sylvia Plank, Sarah House, Flora Oveson and Bessie Moody; a brother, Chester
Osborn.  Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

PATSY ANN LUNA, 28, died Monday.  She was born March 31, 1930 in Mansfield, to Rev. and Mrs.
Vernon Richards who survive.  Other survivors are her husband, Don; 4 children, Donnie, Lynn,
Buddy and Pamela Sue; her maternal grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. R. S. Sims; 3 sisters, Rose
Frost, Sue Case and June Hunsaker.  Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

FLOYD DUGGER died last week while at work in Manhattan, KS.  He was a brother of Travis and
Gervis of Hartville.

July 19, 1958:

BENJAMIN F. JACK, 61, well known horse and mule raiser of the Macomb vicinity, died June 16 at
the Rolla rest home.  He was born at Macomb on June 28, 1891 to Samuel and Matilda Jack.
Survivors are two brothers, William and Fred.  Burial in Macomb Cemetery.

WADE RIPPEE, 59, was born Aug. 11, 1898 and died Sunday at the Veterans' Hospital in Poplar
Bluff.  He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Janie Rippee.  Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

JAMES WILLIAMS, 84, a retired Wright County farmer north of Hartville, died in Waynesville
General Hospital Saturday.  Survivors include a son Earl.  Burial in McBride Cemetery.

July 3, 1958:

ELMER E. BASKETT, 59, longtime resident of Cedar Gap, died Saturday at his home.  He was a
retired section foreman of the Frisco Railroad.  Survivors are his wife, Ada; 3 daughters, Mrs.
Wayne Galbraith, Mrs. Idabelle Brown and Mrs. Audrey Datin; 2 brothers, Walter and E. Z.; a
sister, Mrs. Marve Goss.  Burial in Seymour Cemetery.

July 10, 1958:

ED HAKE, 91, died July 8 at a hospital in Bakersfield, CA.  He had lived most of his life on a farm
north of Hartville.  Survivors are his son, Howard; 2 daughters, Eula Carter and Bessie Rumfelt.
Burial in California.

A. L. LINDSAY, 65, died Thursday at his home southeast of Macomb.  Survivors are his wife, Valora;
2 daughters, Euphia Coday and Naydeen Rowland; a son, Perry; his mother, Mrs. Dorcas Lindsay; a
brother, Roy; 4 sisters, Myrtle Clayton, Daisy Cagle, Edna Jackson and Jennie Graham.  Burial was in
Curtis Cemetery.

RICHARD CARRIGER, 47, died July 4 at Springfield Burge Hospital from injuries received in a car
accident on June 25.  Survivors include his wife, Mary; 3 sons, Richard Jr., Wilber and Fred; a
daughter, Marie; his mother, Sarah Carriger; 3 brothers, Wilbert, Fred and Boatman; 2 sisters,
Lillie Long and Verba Long.  Burial in Little Creek Cemetery.

July 17, 1958:

MYRTLE DUFF AUSTIN, 59, widow of Earl Austin, prominent merchant and stockman of Manes,
died Saturday at her home.  Survivors include a son, Gene; a daughter, Mrs. Eugene Gregory; a
sister, Ethel Beckman.  Burial in Green Mountain Cemetery.

GEORGE JACKSON LILES, 78, died Saturday at his home near Mansfield.  Survivors include 6
sons, George, Bill, Fred, Jim, Walter and Clarence; 5 daughters, Gebrella Letsinger, Rosa
Lansdown, Nellie Graham, Gertie Vaughn, Gladys Harris; a brother, Oscar; 5 sisters, Berttie
McKnight, Bessie Bazley, Ethel Evans, Effie Peal and Mrs. Bill Dickson.  Burial Mt. Everett
Cemetery.

EARL TRUSTY, 40, a Hartville farmhand was killed Tuesday when hit by a car on Highway 5 one and
a half miles south of Hartville.  He was the son of Marve Trusty.

EARL D. WILLIAMS, 45, former resident of Hartville, died Thursday in the Waynesville Hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Grace; 2 daughters, Ruth Enneking and Fonda Williams; a son Clyde.
Burial in Waynesville.

July 24, 1958:

DONALD CODAY, 25, died Tuesday from electrocution while working for a company installing
electric lines at Anamosa, IA.  He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Owen Coday east of Mansfield.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Alice; a daughter; 2 sisters, Mrs. Gerald Nichols and Linda
Coday; a brother, Rex.  Burial in McIntosh Cemetery.

MRS. TOM WADE, 74, died Friday at her home in Mountain Grove.  She was the mother of Merl
Wade, GOP committee member; also, sons Clell and Maurice, famous Missouri football players;
another son, Lowell, is a highway patrolman.

Ausust 7, 1958:

MILTON T. KIRK, 65, former Mansfield resident, died July 27 of Hodgkins disease at his home in
Billings, MT.  He was born in Lander, WY to Mrs. and Mrs. Jerome M. Kirk.  In 1910 he moved
with his parents to Mansfield.  In Wright County, he married Aggie May Shelton, who survives.
Other survivors include a son, John P. Culbertson; 3 brothers, John, Dick and Jerome.

ANNA CATHERINE CARTER, 87, was born Dec. 23, 1870 near Milford in Barton County and died
July 29 at the home of her daughter Barbara Brooks of Kansas City.  The body was cremated and
buried Aug. 3, in the Lockwood Cemetery.  She was the widow of W. A. Carter.  She was the
daughter of Judge and Mrs. David Morehouse.  Survivors are a sister, Emma Frink; 2 daughters,
Barbara and Angeline.

August 14, 1958:

SARAH FARR, 86, died August 5 at her home east of Hartville.  Survivors include 2 sons, Claude and
John Edward.  Burial in Broyles Cemetery.

Ausust 21, 1958:

SARAH YOUNG, died Wednesday.  Survivors include a son, Edgar; a daughter, Ethel Newton.  Burial
in Coon Creek Cemetery.

WILBERT LONG, 78, was born in Wright County on Sept. 11, 1870 and died at his home north of
Hartville Aug. 14, 1958.  He was the son of Samuel and Fannie Long.  He was united in
marriage to Mary Ellen Pierson Oct. 12, 1895.  A son, Earl, preceded him in death June 1922.
Survivors include his wife, Ellen; a son, Otis; a sister, Amy Goodrick.  Burial in Little Creek
Cemetery.

INGRED THOMPSON, 73, died Saturday.  She had been a resident of Norwood since 1940.  The only
known survivor is a cousin, Mrs. Ollie Johnson.  Burial in Hillcrest Cemetery.

September 4, 1958:

EBEN HUTSON DOTY, 55, was born Oct. 6, 1902 in Wright County and died Aug. 28.  He married
Fay Bartley on June 27, 1937.  He is preceded in death by his parents; a brother; a sister.
Survivors are his wife, Fay; a brother, H. D.; 3 sisters, Lora Jones, Mona Redden and Eugenia
Luna.  Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

MRS. BILLY JOE RABY,  Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Tarbutton received a telephone message Sunday from
his sister, Mrs. John Raby of Pasco, WA, telling of the accidental death of their daughter-in-law,
Mrs. Billy Joe Raby.  Mr. and Mrs. Raby were water skiing when she became entangled with the
rope and was strangled.  Mrs. Raby was the daugher of Mr. and Mrs. John Breese formerly of
Mansfield.  She has one son, Ronnie.

EDNA FERRIEL, 93, died Saturday.  Survivors are 2 daughers, Emma Owings and Lillie Butts; 5
sons, Frank, Adolph, Roy, Ervin and William Saladin; 3 brothers; a sister.

WILLIAM A. CAMERSON, 51, of West Plains and formerly of Mansfield, died Thursday.  Survivors
are his wife, May Elizabeth; 2 sons, William G. and Charles T.; 2 daughters, Mrs. Leonard
House and Mrs. William Summers.  Burial in Alton Cemetery.

September 11, 1958:

ELLEN ELIZABETH NELSON, 59, died Sept. 3 at her home.  Survivors are 3 sons, James Harry,
Charles E. and Johnathan; 3 daughters, Lois Rich, Maude Campbell and Juanita Smith; 3
brothers, Virgil, Charles and Bruce Prock; a sister, Gertrude Cline.  Burial in Macomb Cemetery.

JOHN DAVIS, 89, died Saturday at his home near Mansfield.  Survivors include his wife, Ada; a son,
Bob; a half brother, Oran Davis.  Burial in Newton Cemetery.

September 18, 1958:

THOMAS GENTRY CAMPBELL, son of Thomas and Jennie Campbell, was born Feb. 13, 1887 at
Foster, MO and died Sept. 16 at the Veterans Hospital in Poplar Bluff.  He was united in
marriage to Lucille Findley, Aug. 28, 1941.  His only survivor is his wife, Lucille.  Burial in
Thomas Cemetery.

HOMER NELSON, 72, died Sept. 6 at his home in Nevada.  He is survived by his wife, the former
Cora Mae Rippee; 2 sons; 3 daughters; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Ova Boyer.  Burial in Nevada.

ED DEAVER, 71, a former resident of Mansfield, where he was born Sept. 20, 1886, died Sept. 5 at his
home in Corona, CA.  He is survived by his wife, Lissie; a sister, Bertha Stout; 8 brothers, Tress,
Jess, Lloyd, Orvel, Will, Ernest, Lew and Frank.  Burial in Olivewood Cemetery, Riverside, CA.

ELBERT CLINE, 73, of Manes, died Thursday at his home.  Survivors include his wife, Ethel; 4
daughters, Mrs. Nonnearl Gray, Mrs. Phillips Neal, Mrs. Elana McCoy and Mrs. Vera Walker; a
brother, P. A.  Burial in Green Mountain Cemetery.

September 25, 1958:

JOSEPH LEWIS TURNER, 86, son of George and Eliza Turner, was born June 29, 1872 and died
Sept. 16 at the home of a son, Arch, near Hartville.  He was united in marriage to Martha
Delaney, Sept. 20, 1889.  She died in 1957.  He is also preceded in death by 2 daughters, Essie,
who died in infancy, and Nora Kinser.  Survivors include another son, Larkin; 3 daughters, Nola
Williams, Lizza Hensley and Ora Young; a brother, Steel; a sister, Tilda Grover.  Burial in
Bethel Cemetery.

October 2, 1958:

RUSSELL A. HART, 19, was killed in Olathe, KS when a train hit the car in which he was riding.  He
was working there and living with an aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Weaver.  Survivors
are his parents, Ike and Frieda Weaver Hart; a brother, Herman; a sister, Bonnie; his paternal
grandmother, Marie Lena Hart.  Burial in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

October 9, 1958:

ALBERT W. YOUNG died Tuesday evening.  Survivors include 4 daughters, Sabert Hargus, Miss
Macy Young, Osa Fisher and Ruby Coltrane; a son, Lawson.  Burial in Little Creek Cemetery.

WALTER M. KESTER died Thursday.  Survivors are his wife, Elta; 7 children who live in IA.  Burial
was in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

W. A. LUALLIN, 85, died in California Friday.  He was a brother of J. A. Luallin, Mabel Claxton and
Mrs. Jim Shaddy.

GEORGE G. KEITH, 85, son of Andrew Jackson and Elizabeth King Keith, was born May 22, 1872 at
Rogers, AR and  died Oct. 2, 1958 in the Mansfield Hospital.  He was united in marriage to Ila
Cox Sept. 11, 1904.  She preceded him in death Jan. 29, 1934.  He was a lifelong resident of
Wright County.  "Uncle Bud" is survived by 2 sons, Vance and Herman; a daughter, Mrs. Omer
Cope.  Burial in Coon Creek Cemetery.

 October 16, 1958:

WILLIAM G. ALLEN, 45, died Oct. 4 in Denver, CO.  His only survivor is his mother, Olive Gourley
Allen, who was born and reared north of Hartville.  Burial was in Cold Water Cemetery, north of
Hartville.

October 23, 1958:

SALLIE FULLINGTON, 77, died Thursday at her home just west of Hartville.  Survivors include her
husband, Elbert; 3 daughters, Mrs. Frank Crapo and Mrs. Nancy Fullington; 3 sons, David,
Johnnie and Georgie; a brother, Marve Trusty.  Burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

HENRY JACKSON OWENS, 90, died Thursday in his home north of Norwood.  Survivors include his
wife, Rose; 2 daughters, Zelphia Shepard and Velma Barnett; 3 sons, Alven, Tip and Elmer.
Burial Oak Grove Cemetery.

November 6, 1958:

WALTER T. NEWTON, 83, former resident of Wright County, died Monday at his home in Littleton,
CO.  He was born in the Duncan community.  Survivors include a son, Tyre; a daughter, Pattie
May; a brother, Ezra.  Burial was in Prospect Cemetery east of Niangua.

JOHN M. RHEA, 86, former resident of Hartville, died Oct. 26 in St. John's Hospital, Springfield.  He
had operated a shoe shop in the Hartville Locker Plant for a number of years.  Burial was in the
Bolles Cemetery.

November 13, 1958:

JOHN WILLIAM SULLIVAN, 71, was born Dec. 13, 1886 in Webster County.  He was the son of
William and Texana Cantrell Sullivan.  Survivors are his wife, Julia; 2 sisters, Flora Carter and
Minnie Collins; a brother, James.  Burial in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

MARTHA M. JEFFERSON, 80, died Tuesday morning as she was returning to her home after a trip
downtown.  Survivors are 5 sons, John W., Elmer, Oscar, Winton and Lewis; 5 daughters, Mrs.
Homer L. Roy, Mrs. August W. Schaper, Mrs. Lawrence McCombs, Mrs. Rhesa Hylton and
Mrs. Melvin Weuve; 3 brothers, Landon, Mark and Elisha Winkler; 2 sisters, Mrs. Vernie Payne
and Mrs. Nellie Barnard.  Burial in Brushy Knob Cemetery.

JASON SHUMATE, 66, was born in Wright County on May 31. 1892 and died Thursday at his home
near Mansfield.  He was united in marriage to Laura Newton on Dec. 10, 1913.  Survivors
include his wife, Laura; a daughter, Mrs. W. M. Humphrey; a son, Dale N.; 4 sisters, Mrs. J. D.
Mashburn, Mrs. Clara Asher, Mrs. R. S. Walter and Mrs. Agnes Bohne; a brother, Austin.
Burial in White Chapel Cemetery.

November 20, 1958:

OTTO F. BEUSHAUSEN, 71, son of Henry and Dora Beushausen, was born at Loganville, WS on
April 14, 1887 and died Nov. 12 at his home in Mansfield where he had lived for the past 2
years.  He married Mary Burdick at Baraboo, WS on Nov. 29, 1911.  Survivors are his wife,
Mary; 3 sons, Ivan, Lowell and Willard; a daughter, Annette Lansdown; a brother Hugo; 4
sisters, Della Hasenkamp, Elsie Thalen, Irene Erck and Verna Custer.  Burial in Mansfield
Cemetery.

ROBERT THOMAS DUGGER, 30, was shot and fatally wounded Sunday in a hunting accident near
Denton, MO.  The hunting party included his father, George, and his brother, Danny.

NEWLEN EDWARD TRUSTER, son of Sarah and Edward Truster, was born Jan. 1, 1909 and died
Nov. 12, 1958.  He was united in marriage to Chrissie Estell in l930.  To this union were born 6
children, 3 preceded him in death.  Survivors include his wife, Chrissie; a son, Donald; 2
daughters, Patty Martin and Shirley Ann; 2 brothers, Willie and Daniel; 2 sisters, Ora Hickman
and Goldie Carney.

CECIL EARL WOOD, 70, of Mountain Grove, died Friday.  Survivors are a son, Jesse H.; a daughter,
Ruth Robinette; 2 stepsons, Thomas and Howard Pettyjohn; a stepdaughter, Pearl Whipple; a
sister, Cora Sullivant; 4 half sisters, Velma Ferrell, Nettie Gregory, Opal Rowe and Agnes
Hensley.  Burial in Hillcrest Cemetery.

November 27, 1958:

ALMA E. LETSINGER, 59, longtime resident of Mansfield, died Monday at a Columbia hospital.
Survivors include her husband, Russell; a son, Robert Lucas; a stepdaughter, Ruth Claxton; 2
sisters, Mrs. Earl Letsinger and Mrs. Cora Logan; 2 brothers, Sam and Fred Draper.  Burial in
Prairie Hollow Cemetery.

GROVER C. CRAVENS, 73, longtime resident of Wright County died Saturday.  Survivors of the
retired farmer include 3 daughters, Ruby Floyd, Eula Sulser and Ruth Bills; 10 sons, Wilbur,
Robert, Vernon, Rupert, Luther, Marvin, Farris, Albert, George and Ellis; a sister Mrs. Jesse
Webb; 6 brothers, Lewis, Clay, Bryan, Paul, Sam and Leslie.  Burial in Steele Cemetery.

MARION H. SANDERS, 68, died Friday at his home southeast of Hartville.  Survivors are his wife,
Margaret; 4 daughters, Ruby Lon, Ettah Hutson, Linda Sanders and Ella May Sanders; 4 sons,
Ralph, Marion, Joe and Jesse; a brother, John; a sister, Mrs. E. Hurt.  Burial in Oak Grove
Cemetery.

December 4, 1958:

CHARLOTTE M. LAWRENCE, 59, of Mountain Grove died Monday in the Mansfield Hospital.
Survivors are her husband, William W.; 5 daughters and three sons.  Burial in Hillcrest
Cemetery.

STANFORD STIGALL, 70, of Hartville, died Saturday.  Survivors include his wife, Dora Jane; a
daughter, Mrs. Ules Rush; a son, Claude; a sister, Ella Qualls; 2 brothers, Roscoe and Hank.
Burial in Coon Creek Cemetery.

LEE D. MORELAN, 57, died Tuesday.  Survivors include his wife, Pearl; a son, Olan; a sister, Bertha
Adamson.  Burial in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

December 11, 1958:

THURBER WILLIAM KELLEY, 46, candidate for circuit judge on the Democratic ticket this year,
died Saturday following a heart attack.  He was conducting business in downtown Hartville at
the time of his collapse.  He transferred his practice 2 1\2 years ago from Kansas City to Wright
County and maintained an office in Mountain Grove.  He made his home in Springfield and
commuted to Mountain Grove.  Survivors include his wife, Virginia; 2 sons, Thurber Jr. and
John Punton; a daughter Nancy Sue; his mother, Mabel Kelley.  Burial was in Kansas City.

December 18, 1958:

ULYSSES GRANT PROCK, 88, died Thursday at the home of a son, Virgil, of Grovespring.
Survivors include 3 sons, Virgil, Omer and Odus; 3 daughters, Clara Gourley, Nola Ferguson
and Mrs. Ferol Major; a sister, Mamie Massey; a brother R. H.  Burial in Shaddy Cemetery.

ALBERT HESTERLEE, who formerly operated a hardware store in Mansfield, died Dec. 6 in Chico,
CA.  He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. John E. Craig, Jr.; a son, Everett.  Burial in Ava
Cemetery.

December 25, 1958

GEORGE RILEY DAY, 78, retired farmer, died Saturday at his home in Hartville.  Survivors include
his wife, Mattie; 5 daughters, Mrs. Claude Farr, Mrs. Bill Renfro, Mrs. Truman Curtis, Mrs. Tom
Travis and Mrs. Ivy Cameron; 6 sons, Jess, Charles, John, Everett, Edgar and Clyde.  Burial in
Coon Creek Cemetery.

ADA GORMAN BENTON, 86, died Thursday at the home of friends in Hartville.  Her only survivors
are 2 nephews, Harold and Ern Benton.  Burial in Hartville Cemetery.

BRUCE HENSLEY died in California last week.  He was approximately 92 years of age.  He was a
brother of the L. W. Hensley.

ANNA REESE, 61, of near Mountain Grove, was killed Sunday in a car wreck.  She is survived by her
husband, S. E. Reese.

January 1, 1959:

WILLIAM G. CRAIN, 69, died Tuesday at his home near Grovespring.  Survivors are his wife, Bessie;
3 brothers, Jessie, H. I. and C. G.; 3 sisters, Zella Shaddy, Mrs. Henry Farmer and Lillie Shaddy.
Burial in Shaddy Cemetery.

EMIL L. SWANSON, 80, died Tuesday at his home near Grovespring.  Survivors are his wife, Martha;
4 brothers, Victor, Herman, Carl and Eugene; 2 sisters, Freda Peterson and Mae Mills.  Burial in
Steele Memorial Cemetery.

FRED C. GRAY, 85, was found dead Monday in his home in Mansfield.  The coroner's verdict was
that death occurred Sunday.  Survivors include, a daughter, Mary Brunner; 4 sons, Frank,
William, Charles and Alfred.  Burial in Maple Park Cemetery, Springfield.

WILLIAM F. KILLIAN, 81, died Sunday at his home in Norwood.  Survivors are his wife, Bertha
Ethel; a daughter, Bertha Mae Keys.  Burial in Lone Star Cemetery.

MABEL L. WILLIAMS, 88, died Sunday.  She is survived by 2 sons, George and Ross; 4 daughters,
Mrs. Mary McIntyre, Mrs. Royal Jackson, Mrs. Fred Fraley and Mrs. Harry Turner.  Burial in
Fairmont, NB.

VERNER K. RIPPEE, 69, suffered a heart attack in front of the Mansfield Post Office Tuesday and
was dead on arrival at the Mansfield Hospital.  Survivors are his wife, Pearl; 2 half sisters, Mrs.
C. C. Miller and Mrs. Gladys Milovick.  Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

OSCAR McNEIL, 68, died Tuesday.  Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Jackie Shelby; a son, Oscar.
Burial in New Home Cemetery.

January 8, 1959:

GROVER OTTO LAND, 68, died at his home in Byers, KS on Dec. 24.  He was born Feb. 4, 1890 in
Coles County, IL, but came to Wright County at the age of two.  He left here in 1915.  He died
on his 41st wedding anniversary.  Survivors are his wife, Mabel; 3 sons; 3 daughters; a sister,
Mrs. George Wells; a brother, Glen L.   Burial in Kansas.

JESSIE OMER NEWTON, 67, son of Henry G. and Almeda Newton, was born near Odin, MO, April
6, 1891 and died Dec. 20, 1958.  He married Gertrude Curtis on Dec. 16, 1913 and to this union
were born 3 children.  A son, David, preceded him in death in 1943.  Survivors are his wife,
Gertrude; 2 daughters, Audrey Scotton and Goldie Dunn; 2 brothers, Vernon and Lester.  Burial
in Newton Cemetery.

January 15, 1959:

ELIZABETH EVELYN POWNALL, 95, died Saturday.  Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Archie
Barr; 3 sons, William B., Mert D. and Everett L.  Burial in Evening Shade Cemetery.

HARRY A. SAMUEL, 68, died Dec. 27.  He was born near Fort Scott, KS, May 23, 1890, but moved
to this area with his parents in 1902.  He was too young to help drive the cattle, so he drove one
of the wagons used for moving the family.  Because of icy roads, nearly two weeks were
required to make the trip.  He was a mail carrier on a star route from Cedar Gap to Beaver, MO.
He lived on farms in Wright and Webster counties until May of 1958 when he and his wife
moved to Tarkio.  Survivors are his wife, Pearl; 2 sons, Robert and Gilbert.  Burial in Tarkio.

WILLIAM E. ROBINSON, 64, Cedar Gap, died Tuesday.  Survivors are his wife, Gladys; a son,
Francis R.; a daughter, Mildred Eidson; a sister, Margaret Goolsby; a brother, John R.  Burial in
Seymour Cemetery.

PAYTON QUESSENBERRY, 79, was born in Floyd County, VA on July 4, 1879 and died Jan. 4,
1959 at his home in Macomb Junction.  On March 23, 1901 he married Pearlee Gray. Survivors
include his wife, Pearlee; a daughter, Cora Schlicher; 4 sons, Orville, Ramie, Edsel and Pete; a
sister, Belle Moore.  Burial in Macomb Cemetery.

THEODORE E. WILLIS, 67, a merchant and stockman in the Hartville community, died Tuesday in
his home.  Survivors include his wife, Frances; 2 daughters, Eleanor Laws and Rosallie Willis.
Burial in Hartville Cemetery.

CURTIS JUSTUS was born April 17, 1875 in Montezuma, IN but moved with his parents to the Pea
Ridge vicinity when he was a young man.  About 1915, he left Missouri and lived in Greensburg,
KS until his death Jan. 3.  He is survived by his wife, Cleora; a half sister, Ollie Curtis of near
Hartville.  Burial in Fellsburg, KS.

GLENN A. COPELAND, 69, died Sunday.  Survivors include his wife, Audrey; a daughter, Juanice
Rimbey; 5 sons, Altan, Darrell, Kurt, Anthony and Stephen; a sister, Lillie Middleton; 2 brothers,
Fred and Everett.  Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

January 22, 1959:

HOBART S. HENSLEY, 61, died Friday at the state sanatorium, Mount Vernon, following surgery.
He was born in Mansfield Aug. 24, 1897.  Survivors include his wife, Pearl; 2 daughters, Olive
Hedley and Angie Porterfield; 2 brothers, W. D. and Gordon.  Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

OTIS W. KING, 58, died Wednesday.  He is survived by his wife, Oma; 3 daughters; 2 brothers, Jesse
and Wesley; 3 sisters, Stella Turley, Erma DeVault and Mrs. Eddie Hill.  Burial in Prairie
Hollow Cemetery.

DONALD COY SHELTON, 23, a former Mansfield resident was killed Friday in an automobile
accident east of Lee's Summit, MO.  He was born Jan. 11, 1936.  He married Doris Stadden in
January of 1958.  He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Moody; his
wife, Doris; a son, Donald, Jr; a brother, Darrell L.; a sister, Paula.  His mother was the former
Ruth Pope; his maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Lee Pope; his paternal stepgrandparents Mr.
and Mrs. W. O. Moody.  Burial in McIntosh Cemetery.

January 29, 1959:

LOUISA L. HUTSELL, 87, left a total of 124 survivors when she died Friday night at her home in
Graff.  These included 75 great grandchildren, 40 grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, 4
sons and 3 daughters.  Burial in Green Mountain Cemetery.

JESSE ANDREW WELCH, 56, died Saturday.  Survivors are 3 sisters, Mrs. Eliga Hurt, Mrs. Gurvis
Duggar and Mrs. Arch Turner.  Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.

E. R. "DICK" HOLLAND, former resident of the Wolf Creek community, was born in England and
died Monday at his home in Fresno, CA.  Survivors are his wife, Docia; a daughter, Emma
Zimmerman; 2 sons, Bill and Mac; a sister, who lives in England.  Burial in Fresno, CA.

MORRIS M. BRADFIELD, 45, former resident of Mansfield, died Thursday at his home in Tulsa,
OK.  Survivors are his wife, Opal; a son, Eddy; a daughter, Linda Yocum; his mother, Margaret
Bishop; a brother W. O. Bishop; 2 sisters, Mrs. Earl Freeman and Mrs. William Edwards.  Burial
in Cassville.

February 5, 1959:

EDNA WEAVER died Wednesday.  Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. L. D. Allen; a son Raymond.
Burial in Prospect Cemetery.

RAY RILEY, 64, a former Mansfield resident, disappeared Feb. 5.  His body was found hanging from a
tree in Taney County, Saturday.  Authorities state that he apparently had taken his own life.
Survivors are his wife, Opal; a son, John; 2 sisters, Lula Riley and Nora Shreeve.  Burial in
Mansfield Cemetery.

February 19, 1959:

GEORGE H. AYERS, 70, a former rural mail carrier at Mansfield and Hartville, died Friday in
Oklahoma.  He had also taught at the Oetting and Pea Ridge schools.  Survivors include his wife,
Cleo; a son, Bill; 2 daughters, Hazel Claxton and Ruth Thorman; a sister, Clara Smith.  Burial in
Oklahoma.

MRS. LEO D. WOOD, 27, died Tuesday of internal injuries suffered when a tree fell on her.  She was
assisting her husband in cutting down some trees and the tree fell in an unexpected direction.
Survivors include her husband; two pre-school age children, Chris and Cathy; her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. John Francis.  Burial in Versailles, MO.

JOEL EDWARDS, 91, died recently at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Don Venable of the New Home
community.  He is also survived by his wife, Laura.

February 26, 1959:

OREN VICTOR "VIC" SHORT, 47, former Mansfield resident, was found dead in his apartment in
Springfield Tuesday.  Death was due to natural causes.  Survivors include 2 sisters, Mrs. T. E.
Major and Mrs. Lewis Wimmer.  Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

March 5, 1959:

EDWARD F. McKINLEY, 86, retired Wright County farmer, died Monday.  Survivors include 2 sons,
Lee Edward and James; 2 daughters, June Dake and Juanita Kelley.  Burial in Oak Grove
Cemetery.

ROBERT LOUIS HENRY, 77, Mansfield resident, died Friday.  Survivors include his wife, Celia; 2
sons, Verlin and Virgil; 4 daughters, Minnie Slate, Alta Henson, Elva Scott and Bertha Long; 4
brothers, Hobert, Frank, Bert and Scott; 3 sisters, Martha Stile, Sadie Barker and Clella Cole.
Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

VESTER HENRY, 57, died Thursday in the Frisco Hospital, St. Louis.  Survivors include a brother, A.
R. Henry.  He was a cousin of Robert Louis Henry.  Burial in Green Lawn Cemetery,
Springfield.

ELMER LINDSAY, 69, of the Morgan community died Feb. 25.  Survivors include 2 brothers, J. H.
and L. O.; a nephew R. C.  Burial in McBride Cemetery.

March 12, 1959:

JESSIE L. CLAXTON, 83, died Monday in her home in Norwood.  Survivors are 2 sons, Clarence and
Hugh Williams; 2 daughters, Alice Linebarger and Stella Jones; a sister, Florence Fagan; a
brother, Willie Allen.  Burial in Curtis Cemetery.

AMY IDELIA EMMERSON, 69, Hartville, died Monday.  Survivors include 3 daughters, Chlorienne
Curtis, Iva Curtis and Annabelle Claxton; 2 sons, Delvin and Clifford; 2 sisters, Elia Keller and
Mabel Pownell; a brother, Lee Royster.  Burial in Cope Cemetery.

FRED WIDNER was born in Hartville on Feb. 27, 1890 and died Jan. 29, in a hospital in Greeley, CO.
Survivors include his wife, Martha; 3 daughters, Ruth Hayes, Eileen Knudson and Irene Kurtz; a
son Kenneth; 2 brothers, Hosea and Curb; 2 sisters, Daisy Shaver and Bessie Carr.

MATTIE POPE, 86, former member of the Harmony Band Singers of Mansfield, died Sunday in CA.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Silas Smith; a granddaughter, Mrs. Paul Veit.

March 19, 1959:

W. C. YEUBANKS, 88, a brother of Mrs. Fred Findley, died Saturday in Coffeyville, KS.  Burial was
in Coffeyville.

JAMES HARVEY FINDLEY, 80, son of John and Artie Findley, was born April 1, 1878 in Wright
County, near Macomb, and died March 8, 1959.  He married Minnie Coday Nov. 25, 1906 and to
this union were born 4 children.  A son died in infancy.  Survivors are a son, Homer; 2
daughters, Virgie Hensley and Christeen Schmitt; a brother, W. O.; a sister, Mary Deaver.
Burial in Ashley Cemetery.

March 26, 1959:

IVONA I. HANNAFORD, 39, died Sunday.  Survivors include her husband, Lawrence; a daughter,
Deana Kay; 2 sons, Joe and David Lee; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Everett; 2 brothers,
Verlin and Dorn Everett; 5 sisters, Yvonne, Mrs. Dean Bradshaw, Mrs. Heinlein, Mrs. Lyndell
Beardsley and Mrs. Lila Beardsley.

CORNELIA SLATE, former resident of Brushy Knob, died in Huntington Beach, CA.  She was an
aunt of Mrs. Aaron Herod.

CHARLES MELVIN, 82, died Saturday.  He was a retired farmer and veteran of the Spanish-
American War.  Survivors include his wife, Rena; 2 daughters, Mrs. Oreth Alford and Mrs. W.
M. Abbott; 2 sons, Eugene and Paul; a sister, Lydian McKenzie; a half brother, Clyde Melvin.
Burial in Prospect Cemetery.

DEE MOORE, 71, died Friday at his home northeast of Hartville.  Survivors include his wife, Edith; a
daughter, Mrs. D. O. Oliphant; a sister, Dora Lewis.  Burial in Moore Cemetery.

BERTHA MAY ESRY, 79, died Friday.  She is survived by her husband, William; 2 sons, Frank and
William.  Burial in Holton Cemetery, Holton, KS.

April 2, 1959:

O. R. MILLSAP, 75, died Tuesday. Survivors include 4 sons, Elven, Scott, Donald and Bill; a
daughter, Hazel Painter; 4 brothers, Andy, Famp, Perry and Ralph; 2 sisters, Martha Miller and
Grace Carley.  Burial in Wolf Creek Cemetery.

MRS. HENRY HUTSON--Mrs. Harrison Shaw received word Wednesday of the death of her sister,
Mrs. Henry Hutson, 70, of Corryton, TN.  She is survived by her husband and 2 children.

FRANCES OWENS--Mrs. Homer Randolph left Monday for Wichita, KS after receiving word of the
death of her sister, Mrs. Frances Owens, wife of Roy Owens, which occurred that morning.

April 9, 1959:

ARMINTA WIDNER, 80, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Starr, died April 2 at her home north of
Hartville.  She was the widow of Marve Widner, who died in 1953.  She is survived by 3 sons,
Samuel, Warren and Stanford.  Burial in Little Creek Cemetery.

JESSE BOYER, 67, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Boyer, died March 29 in Houston, TX.  He is also
survived by a daughter and 3 sons.  Burial in Houston.

April 16, 1959:

MARGARET CLAXTON, 76, former Mansfield resdient, died Tuesday in a rest home in Mountain
Grove.  Survivors include a brother, W. D. Young; 2 nieces, Mrs. Lonnie Deckard and Edith
Dedmon; a nephew, Ed Patterson.

MERL HUNTER of Odin received fatal injuries and her husband, Samuel David Hunter, 52, was
critically injured Tuesday night in a one-car accident.  The accident occurred one mile east of
Hartville on Highway 38.  Due to the lack of skid marks, it is thought Hunter fell asleep as the
car went down a hill, rounded a curve and hit a tree.  Mr. Hunter was unable to talk much at the
hospital, but said that he thought something happened to the car, meaning mechanically.  Other
survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Dwight Henslee; a son Robert; a brother, Everett Hurley.  Burial
in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

MINNIE PLASTER, 55, died April 8.  Survivors are 2 sons, Howard and Dale; her father, Jim Matney;
3 stepsons, Floyd, Leroy and Willie; 2 sisters, Dora Dalton and Lela Prebble; 2 brothers, Earl and
Clifford Matney.  Burial in Souder Cemetery.

April 23, 1959:

HUBERT V. RIPPEE, a native of Wright County, died April 7 in a San Diego, CA hospital.  He was
the son of F. A. and Trude Rippee.  He is survived by his wife, Marie; his father; a son, Frank J.;
2 sisters, Mrs. E. W. Scott and Lorene Higgins; 4 brothers, C. N., John, Bernis and Robert.
Burial in San Diego.

April 30, 1959:

TENNESSEE ANN KELLEY, 87, died April 21.  Survivors are 2 daughters, Mrs. Albert Craig and
Mrs. Myrtle ?; a sister Mae Grimes; a brother, John Rose.  Burial in Little Creek.

ACE E. TARBUTTON, 73--Funeral services were held Wednesday in Springfield, MO with burial in
East Lawn Cemetery.  He was a former sawmill operator and retired farmer, who left Mansfield
about 5 years ago.  Survivors are his wife, Edna; 2 sons, Ellis and John; 4 daughters, Mrs. Amon
Coday, Mrs. J. D. Thornton, Mrs. William Goss and Helen Sue Tarbutton; 2 nephews, Clyde and
Wayne Tarbutton.

EFFIE L. HANDY, 59, died Wednesday. She married Roy Handy April 5, 1936.  Survivors include
her husband; a daughter, Blanche Phillips; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Joe Bucherie; a stepson, LeRoy
Handy; 2 brothers, Ray and Ernest Scott.  Burial in Hillcrest Cemetery.

May 7, 1959:

E. Z. McNEALY, 83, son of Douglas and Ellen McNealy, was born in north Missouri March 14, 1876
and died Monday.  He was united in marriage to Etta Lea Oliver Oct. 28, 1899.  She preceded
him in death April 11, 1949.  A son, Loman, also preceded him in death Nov. 14, 1947.
Survivors include 6 sons, Jess, Connie, Ezra, Winburn, Lawrence and Burvey; 4 daughters, Artie
Tuter, Julia Hightower, Ethel Henslee and Ruth Long.  Burial in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

CHARLES L. PAXTON, 71, died Friday.  Survivors include 4 sons, Marvin, Earl, Don and Charles; 2
daughters, Leona Trennepohl and Laura Portrey.  Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery of Carrolton, MO.

May 21, 1959:

GIB CHANDLER, 83, died at his home in Hartville Sunday.  Survivors include 2 sons, Everett and
Coday.  Burial in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

SIM GRAY, 80, of Macomb, died Tuesday.  He is survived by a brother, J. W. and a sister, Pearlee
Quessenberry.  Burial in Macomb Cemetery.

DORA BARTLEY, 68, a 30-year resident of Mansfield, died Wednesday.  Survivors include her
husband, Sam; 2 brothers, Tom and James Calhoun; 3 sisters, Sena Lacey, Ora Finley and Lula
Pasley.  Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

ELMER LOGAN, 75, of Lincoln, MO, died Monday in the home of a brother-in-law, Sam Draper, of
Springfield.  Survivors are his wife, Cora F.; 2 stepshildren, Betty Meade and S. Ed Llafet.
Burial in Prairie Hollow Cemetery.

JIM SHINPAUGH--Mrs. Della Gilley has received word of the death May 9, of her brother-in-law, Jim
Shinpaugh, of Shenandoah, IA.  The former Mansfield resident is survived by his wife, two sons
and a daughter.

June 4, 1959:

DONALD CRAMER, 18, of Norwood, was killed in a car wreck Tuesday.  Survivors are his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. George Cramer.  Burial in Thomas Cemetery.

PERRY A. "BILL" ALLEN, 51, died Monday.  Survivors include 3 daughters, Jeanette, Ruth Ann and
Kay; 2 sons, Bill and Jimmie; his father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Allen; 3 brothers,
Lawrence, Egbert and Murphy; a sister, Maymie Nelson.  Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.

THOMAS V. MOORE, 31, husband of the former Miss Alta B. Collison of the Pea Ridge community,
suffered fatal injuries in a car wreck on May 13.  Mr. and Mrs. Moore were married last
September in Franklin, KY.  She is now with her father, Clarence H. Collison of Lebanon.
Burial in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

RILDA LETSINGER, 85, died Wednesday at her home in Mansfield.  Survivors are her husband,
Sam; a daughter, Zella Johnson; a son, Alva; 2 sisters, Letha Dennis and Lizzie Haggen.  Burial
in Prairie Hollow Cemetery.

MRS. TILDEN MINGS, 73, died Friday at her home west of Green Mountain.  Survivors are her
husband, Tilden; 2 sons, Dan and Leonard; 4 daughters, Ora Willhite, Lillie Carder, Ella Carder
and Mary Clark; 2 sisters, Liz Crisp and Pearl Wade; 4 brothers, Charley, John, Newt and Claude
Rogers.  Burial in Green Mountain Cemetery.

June 18, 1959:

ROBERT L. DAVIDSON, a farmer northwest of Hartville, suffered fatal injuries in a two-car accident
near Independence, KS, two weeks ago while on a trip to Wichita.  Survivors include his wife,
Ethel; 3 sisters, Mrs. Elmer Lemons, Mrs. Elsie Newton and Mrs. Thelma Williams.  Burial in
Little Creek Cemetery.

MARTHA EDGERTON, 81, daughter of Rev. A. H. and Mary Hawkins, was born in Wright County
Oct. 21, 1877 and died June 15, 1959.  On Jan. 11, 1899 she married Homer L. Edgerton, who
preceded her in death March 3, 1948.  A daughter, Vera, also preceded her in death.  She was a
lifelong resident of Wright County who made her home in the Grovespring community. She is
survived by 3 sons, Earl, Ernest and Wayne.  Burial in Bramhall Cemetery.

July 25, 1959:

LYDIA M. WARD, 70,  died Wednesday at her home in Mansfield.  Survivors include her husband,
Jim; a daughter, Vida Livingston; a son, Wayne; 2 brothers, Roscoe and R. T. Allen; a sister
Belle Ussery.  Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

WILLIAM LEROY WOOD, 73, died June 2  in Walker, MO.  He was born in Wright County.
Survivors are a son, Everett; a daughter, Edna; a sister, Mrs. A. D. Thomas; 6 brothers, Herbert,
E. C., Jim, George, Lewis and Robert.  Burial in Deerfield Cemetery.

EVERT GOURLEY, 67, died Sunday at his home north of Hartville.  Death was due to a self-inflicted
wound from a .22 caliber rifle.  Survivors are his wife, Clara; 2 sons, Darrell and Harold; a sister,
Ethel White.  Burial in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

July 2, 1959:

JOSEPHINE FLETCHER, 70, of Manes, died Saturday.  Survivors are her husband, Cleve; a
daughter, Lavelle Moseley; a son, Dale; 3 brothers, Arthur, Jason and Charley Wynn; 4 sisters,
Ada Kincheloe, Versa Garner, Opal Chambers and Audrey Sandlin.  Burial in Manes Cemetery.

CATHERINE CONNOLLY, 85, of Norwood, died Friday.  She was the widow of Peter L. Connolly,
who died in 1955.  Survivors are a son, J. L.; a daughter, Mrs. J. W. Lachmund.  Burial in St.
Mary's Cemetery, Springfield.

HERBERT LEE McMURTREY, 70, died Friday from injuries suffered when he fell from the top of
his home three weeks earlier.  Survivors are his wife, Ora; a daughter, Lucille Barnett; 2 sons,
Harold and William.  Burial in Keller, TX.

LORAN C. WILLARD, 67, died Monday at his home at Norwood.  Survivors are his wife, Mildred; 3
sons, Clarence, Reed and Raymond; 5 daughters, Betty Bell, Geneva Harris, Evelyn Tieman,
Joyce Dumas and Lelah Kendle.  Burial in Macomb Cemetery.

July 9, 1959:

G. W. CARTER, SR., 60, died Saturday at his home.  He was a lifelong resident of Mansfield until
moving to Springfield 6 years ago.  Survivors are his wife, Blanche; 4 sons, Swede, Lewis, G.
W. Jr., and Lynn; 3 daughters, Lunda L. Hickey, June C. Mahaffey and Judy Carter; 2 brothers,
Joe and Alva; 2 sisters, Lucy Simpson and Lula White.

RUTH LAKEY, 51, died Monday of last week at her home southeast of Hartville.  Survivors are her
husband, W. E.; 2 daughters, Jessie Jones and Ann Lakey; 3 brothers, Leonard and Ed Keyes; 3
sisters, Esther Ruffin, Stella Coday and Pearl Skinner.  Burial in Wolf Creek Cemetery.

July 16, 1959:

WILLIAM ESRY, 79, died July 8 in the Ruffin Rest Home in Springfield.  He had been a resident of
the Hartville community for 8 years.  His home was completely destroyed by fire Feb. 15, which
resulted in the death of Mrs. Esry on March 20.  Surivivors are 2 sons, Frank and William, Jr.
Burial in Holton, KS.

EDITH ANN NICHOLS, 71, died Thursday.  She was a long time resident of Webster and Wright
counties.  Survivors are 3 brothers, Jason, Noah and Foster Nichols; 4 sisters, Lizzie Daniels,
Daisy Yates, Grace Cantrell and Florence Cantrell.  Burial in Mount Zion Cemetery.

LESLIE STALLINGS, 79, former Hartville resident, died Saturday.  He had moved to Springfield
about 8 years ago.  Survivors are his wife, Myrtle; 2 sisters, Ethel Payne and Louie Stallings; a
brother, Charlie.

LILY MAE FOWLER, 54, died Wednesday at her home in Buffalo.  Survivors are her husband, C. A.;
her mother, Mrs. Arthur Dewey; 3 brothers, Leonard, Melvin and Robert Doyle; 3 sisters, Mary
Best, Iva Bennett and Grace McIntosh.  Burial in Buffalo.

July 23, 1959:

ORVILLE E. CLAIR, 54, died Tuesday in his home in Mansfield.  Survivors are 2 brothers, George
and Ernest.  Burial in Springfield National Cemetery.

ILA CLAXTON, lifelong resident of Wright County, died in her home south of Competition Friday.
Survivors are her husband, Andy; a son, Clarence; 2 brothers, Omar and Elmer Young.  Burial in
Claxton Cemetery.

OCIA WEBB CHRISTMAS, a native of the Grovespring community, died Saturday in Washington,
D. C. where she had lived for the last 35 years.  Survivors are a brother, J. W. Webb.  Burial in
Cuba Cemetery, north of Grovespring.

July 30, 1959:

ALFRED C. BRIXEY, 78, of Norwood, died Saturday.  The retired farmer is survived by his wife,
Bertha; 4 sons, Harley, Herbert, Loren and Charles; 2 daughters, Stella Morris and Myrtle Akers;
a sister, Ona Fox.  Burial in Denlow Cemetery.

August 6, 1959:

JOHN DUNCAN, 69, a retired farmer of Grovespring, died Friday at his home in Springfield.  In his
furniture shop in Springfield, he made the pulpit, 3 chairs, table, altar railings and doors of native
oak for the Pleasant Ridge Methodist Church when it was remodeled about 4 years ago.
Survivors are his wife, Mable; a son, Evan; a brother, Hanson; a sister, Frona Smith.  Burial in
the Methodist cemetery on Pea Ridge.

ALLEN MONTGOMERY BROTEMARKLE, 78, former resident of Macomb, died July 29, at his
home in Springfield.  Survivors are his wife, Lula; a son, Hubert; 2 stepdaughters, Nellie
Matlock and Velma Miller; a stepson, Lyle Williams; 2 sisters, Laura Williams and Blanche
Sinclair; a brother, Ora.  Burial in Macomb Cemetery.

JOHN BENJAMIN BRADSHAW of Norwood, a retired railroad employee, died Monday.  Survivors
are his wife, Thula Mae; 5 sons, Don, Lester, Gene, LeRoy and Luther; 3 daughters, Juanita
Sinning, Betty Davidson and Elizabeth Sinning; 4 brothers, Hile, Henry, Homer and Jim.  Burial
in Releford Cemetery.

MARION FLOYD GILLY, 79, lifelong resident and farmer of the Norwood community, died
Thursday.  Survivors include his wife, Mandy; a brother, Emmitt; 3 sisters, Lizzie Holt, Lillie
Reed and Ettie Schockley.  Burial in Lone Star Cemetery.

August 13, 1959:

GEORGE DUGGIN PROCK, 65, died Thursday in his home in Manes.  Survivors are his wife,
Tanna; 2 sons, Carl and Leo; 3 daughters, Wilma Bates, Marie Peoque and Hazel Crisp; 2 sisters,
Cora Gravens and Fannie Patterson.  Burial in Dutch Chapel Cemetery.

MINNIE ELIZABETH BUNN, 64, of the Mt. Zion community, died Wednesday.  She was born in
Wright County on Nov. 3, 1894 to Thomas and Margaret (Kindrick) Pyatt. She was preceded in
death by her 6 brothers, Elmer, Henry, Jesse, William Allen, Walter and an infant.  She was
married to Fleet P. Bunn on Sept. 30, 1917.  Survivors are her husband, Fleet; a daughter, Mrs.
LaVera Viettl; a son, Carlyle.  Burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

August 20, 1959:

LEWIS S. JONES, 87, lifelong resident of Wright County, died Wednesday in his home north of
Grovespring.  Survivors are 3 sons, Clarence, George and Eldridge; a daughter, Ethel Calton; 3
sisters, Millie Lowery, Emma O'Dell and Sylvania Bledsoe.  Burial in Cuba Cemetery.

ARTIE LEE BOYER, 60, died Thursday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Sponsler, of
Hartville.  Other survivors are her husband, William F.; 2 brothers, Melvin and Norton Rench; a
sister, Bird Dowlen.  Burial in Bado Cemetery.

INEZ FREEMAN, 63, formerly of Macomb, died August 15 in Loveland, CO.  Survivors include her
husband, Arthur; a son, Elmo.  Burial in Loveland.

August 27, 1959:

ONA STANIFER, 76, died Friday in Springfield Baptist Hospital.  Her husband, John, preceded her in
death.  Survivors are a son, Murl; 3 daughters, Mary Winkler, Hulda Purkey and Hazel Moles.
Burial in Hensley Cemetery.

ARRA BELLE SHULL, 88, died Friday at the home of a daughter, Claddie Nichols of Seymour.
Other survivors include 3 sons, Cyril, Noel and Cecil; 3 brothers, Marion, Fred and Argus
Palmer; 4 sisters, Olla Massey, Ella Plumlee, Elsie Curry and Dora Gable.  Burial in Palmer
Cemetery.

September 3, 1959:

JESSIE LOUISE HUFFMAN, 89, daughter of Joseph W. and Elvira Cole Shepard, was born Jan. 17,
1870 at Winona, MN and died Thursday at the home of a son, Marion J. Huffman, at Hartville.
When a baby she was brought by her parents in a river boat down the Mississippi from her
birthplace to St. Louis, MO where her family resided for some time.  About 1890, the family
moved to a farm near Mountain Grove.  On July 16, 1899 she was united in marriage to Francis
M. Huffman, who preceded her in death Dec. 22, 1951.  She is also preceded in death by a son,
John B., who died in a car accident in 1936.  She had been a member of the First Christian
Church of Norwood for more than 50 years.  Other surviors include 3 sons, Dr. Max N., Joseph
and Kenneth B.; a sister, Sarah Sanders.  Burial in Norwood Cemetery.

September 10, 1959:

JOE H. DENNIS, 75, a former Wright Countian, died recently in Exeter, CA.  Survivors are his wife,
Ella; 3 sons; 3 daughters.  Burial in Exeter.

September 17, 1959:

RINDA BRAZEAL, 88, former Mansfield resident, died Wednesday in a Kansas City hospital.
Survivors are 3 sons, Wayne, Gus and Tom; a daughter, Jo Wilson.  She was born and reared in
the Mansfield community and lived here 75 years.

JAMES R. RUSH--Mrs. Ray V. Nichols received word Tuesday morning of the death of her brother,
James R. Rush of Webb City.  He is also survived by his wife, Ellen; a son, Clarence; 2 sisters,
Tina Cox and Lou King; 4 brothers, Perry, Lonnie, John and Fred.  Burial in Webb City.

W. H. BRANSTETTER, 72, died Sunday.  Survivors include his wife, Carrie; 7 sons, Vergil, Homer,
Everett, Harry, Alva, Clifton and Kenneth; 2 daughters, Pansy Stout and Hazel Oliver; 2
brothers, Joe H. and Frank; 2 sisters, Rena Paxton and Martha Denney.  Burial in New Hope
Cemetery.

BESSIE BEATRICE EMMERSON, 61, daughter of William Joseph and Rena Claxton Thornhill, was
born August 31, 1898 in Wright County and died Sept. 11, at her home north of Hartville.  On
Jan. 1, 1918 she was married to Roy Benson Emmerson.  Survivors are her husband, Roy; a
daughter, Charlene Walters; a brother, Glenn Thornhill; 2 sisters, Freda Thornhill and Mrs.
Waulene Dixon.  Burial in Durbin Cemetery.

AZZO C. CANTRELL, 64, died Saturday.  Burial in Mount Zion Cemetery.

September 24, 1959:

SNYDER R. CRAIG, 58, widely known banker of Mansfield, died Thursday.  He was born in
Mansfield April 9, 1901, the son of Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Craig.  He is survived by his father and
mother; his wife, Blanche; a son, Robert; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Jack Miller; 3 brothers, W. M., J.
R. and G. H.; 3 sisters, Lockie Crouch, Wanda Clark and Irene Hicks.  Burial in Mansfield
Cemetery.

ARVEL A. HEFNER, 63, died Friday.  Survivors are his wife, Zula Opal; 2 sons, Arval and Dooly; a
brother, Marshall; 2 sisters, Missouri Ellis and Minnie Butler.  Burial in Steele Memorial
Cemetery.

EDWARD HICKMAN, 95, died Wesnesday.  Survivors include a son, Knox; 5 daughters, Mrs. Burlie
Trapp, Verba Box, Bertha Cline, Roxie Jung and Thula Wagoner.  Burial in Steele Memorial
Cemetery.

October 1, 1959:

MATTIE MAE SHULL, widow of W. A. Shull, was born April 9, 1864 at Fort Dodge, IA and died
Sept. 26, 1959. A daughter, Carol, preceded her in death.  Survivors include a son, Otis G.
Ingham; 2 daughters, Maud Ingersoll and Mrs. A. D. Pomeroy; a brother, Otis Bunblossom; 2
stepchildren; 6 grandchildren, which includes Doris (Mrs. Reuben) Rippee.  Burial at Burr Oak,
KS.

MRS. BARNEY BECKHAM, born July 18, 1884, a lifelong resident of Wright County died Monday
at her home in Hartville.  Survivors include her husband; 2 sons, Elmer and William Beasley; a
daughter, Faye Goforth.  Burial in McBride Cemetery.

HOMER SIKES--Mrs. Rufus McIntosh and Dewey Sikes left Sunday to attend funeral services for
their cousin, Homer Sikes, 71, who died Saturday at his home in Bartlesville, OK.  He was
reared in the Mansfield vicinity but left here about 50 years ago.  He is survived by his wife.
Burial was in Bartlesville.

MRS. N. J. CRAIG was born in August of 1878, five miles northwest of Fordland and died Friday in
the Mansfield Hospital.  Her son, Snyder, died 8 days prior to her passing.  Her birth parents
were Isaac and Evalyn Stinnett, but she was reared by her foster parents, Lavicia and Balda
Anderson.  In April of 1899, she married N. J. Craig, who survives.  Other survivors include, 3
sons, W. M., G. H., and J. R.; 3 daughters, Irene Hicks, Wanda Clark and Lockie Crouch.  Burial
in Mansfield Cemetery.

JAMES WILLIAM PAXTON, 74,  former resident of the Hartville community, died Sunday at his
home in Seymour.  Survivors include his wife, Myrtie; a daughter, Mrs. Ira Brixey; 6 brothers,
Dillard, Claude, Ben, Harry, Baxter and Paul.  Burial in Seymour Cemetery.

MARY JANE NEWTON, former Mansfield resident, died Saturday in a Neosho hospital where she
had been a patient since April 1.  Survivors include her husband, E. E.; 3 daughters, Mrs. Victor
Gleaves, Mrs Hugh Payne and Mrs. Leon Perkins; 2 sons, Webb and Bob; 3 sisters, Mrs. Julian
Davis, Mrs. Otto Draper and Mrs Rettie Young.  Burial in Neosho.

FLORENCE GOSS, 79, longtime resident of Mansfield died Friday at the home of a daugher in
Springfield.  Survivors are 3 daughters, Annis Iorg, Elsie Martin and Elva Ipock; 3 sons,
Theodore, Ova and Alfred.  Burial in Newton Cemetery.

October 8, 1959:

SAM C. ERWIN, 83, lifelong resident of Mansfield, died Thursday.  His parents were pioneers and
came from Tennessee in a covered wagon.  Survivors include his wife, Etta; 3 daughters, Ruth
Stout, Naomi McCutcheon and Corine Kiger; a son, Sam Jr.  Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

October 15, 1959:

DORA GERTRUDE MINGUS, 84, daughter of David Ellis, died Sunday.  She was the widow of
Claude A. Mingus and a sister of Dr. Roy Ellis, President of SMS.  Burial in Mount Zion
Cemetery.

WILLIAM MARSHALL "PADDY" SCOTT, 89, Norwood, was born Jan. 9, 1871 at Tunis, Dallas
County, MO and died Saturday.  Survivors include 2 sons, Marion and Roy; 3 brothers, Fate,
Waldo and Manie; a sister, Girlie Frink.   Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.

MOLLIE COFFMAN, 78, died Monday at her home north of Hartville.  Survivors include a son,
James Eden; 2 half sisters, Nettie Hollis and Myrtle Coffman; 3 half brothers, Elmer, Fred and
Jess Garner.  Burial in Coon Creek Cemetery.

October 22, 1959:

JOHN PERRY INMAN, 89, died Saturday at his home in Norwood.  Survivors include a son, Orville;
3 daughters, Elva Tuoby, Mamie Roy and Jennie Wells.  Burial in Thomas Cemetery.

EUGENE C. WAGGONER, 84, died Friday at his home south of Teresita.  He is survived by his wife,
Lucy; 3 daughters, Irene Woerndle, Norma Gene Simms and Mrs. Tom Abrams; a son, Dow; a
sister, Maude Rich.  Burial in Corinth Cemetery.

JONES HUNTER--Funeral services for Jones Hunter, former Hartville groceryman, were conducted
Saturday in the Hartville Methodist Church.  Survivors include his wife, Elsa; 2 daughters, Louis
Francis Clinton and Dorothy Dale Edwards; 2 brothers, Jim and George.

October 29, 1959:

DEMER CLAXTON, daughter of James N. and Mary Louvina Davis Todd was born May 13, 1893 at
Hartville and died Oct. 19, 1959 at a hospital in Kansas City.  She was united in marriage to
David H. Claxton on July 1, 1911 and to this union were born 7 children.  She is preceded in
death by 2 infant children, Lowell and Norma Dean.  Survivors are her husband, David H.; 3
sons, Burvel, Virgil and Daris; 2 daughters, Lucille Clouse and Helen Managiaricina; 3 brothers,
Roger, Floyd and Sirel Todd; 6 sisters, Gerta Davis, Vina O'Dell, Effie Roberts, Jewel Lefever,
Fyrn DeWitt and Ruby Loutier; her stepmother, Laura Todd.  Burial in Durbin Cemetery.

ARMINDA CATHERINE DONELSON, 88, of Hartville, died Oct. 15.  She is survived by one
daughter, Grace Lunsford.  Burial in Little Creek Cemetery.

JOHN CALVIN JONES, 62, son of Tom and Luvina Jones, was born Aug. 27, 1897 in Wright County
and died Oct. 22, 1959.  He was united in marriage to Eva Robinett on Dec. 14, 1916.  Survivors
are his wife, Eva; 3 daughters, Mrs. Charles Hefner, Mrs. R. D. Young and Mrs. W. D.
Cunningham; 2 sons, Jack and Dwight; 2 sisters, Mrs. Elmer Young and Bertha Jones; 2
brothers, Thurmond and J. F.  Burial in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

November 5, 1959:

GEORGE STEELE TURNER, 84, died Saturday at his home in Norwood.  He is survived by his wife,
Ada Bell; 4 sons, Irvin, Gene, Tom and Otis; 2 daughters, Blanche Hill and Delores
Schwecheimer; a half sister, Matilda Grover.  Burial in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

November 12, 1959:

WILLIAM BRODIE SPARKS, 76, former Wright County resident, died Saturday at his home in
Kansas City.  Survivors are his wife, Lizzie; 2 daughters, Margaret Jaruta and Mrs. Collier
Karzyzek; 4 sons, Ira, Jess, Jack and Elgean; 2 sisters, Milissa Fletcher and Rosetta Ussery; a
brother, John.  Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.

EMMA FRINK, 93, former Hartville resident, died Saturday at Rich Hill.  Survivors are a son, Tom; a
niece, Hazel Anderson; 9 grandchildren, which includes Mrs. Carl Hartley and Mrs. Chester
Brazeal.  Burial in Wynne Cemetery.

ETHEL PEDERSON, widow of Reuben Pederson, former residents of Mansfield, died Sunday at the
home of a daughter, Mrs. Melvin Smith of Coffeyville, KS.  Other survivors include 3 sons,
Wilber, Larry and Henry; 3 daughters, Mrs. Francis Little, Mrs. Clifford Meadows and Mrs.
Tommy White; a sister, Mrs. Joe Dembowski.  Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

November 19, 1959:

CHARLES FRANCIS BROWN, 67, son of Charles F. and Margret Brown, was born Oct. 18, 1892
and died Nov. 14, at his home near Hartville.  He was united in marriage to Mary Grace
Lunsford on Jan. 8, 1914.  Survivors are his wife, Mary Grace; a daughter, Sylvia Dinwiddie; his
mother, Maggie Matthews; 2 brothers, George and Trimmel; 4 sisters, Thelma Whitehead, Golda
Allen, Elsie Spiller and Sofia Dembowski.

 November 26, 1959:

BERTHA BRIXEY, Norwood, died Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Myrtle Akers of
Minneapolis, MN.  Survivors include another daughter, Stella Morris; 4 sons, Harley, Herbert,
Lawrence and Charles; a sister, Myrtle Burke; a brother, Orville.  Burial in Denlow Cemetery.

MYRTLE G. VANLANINGHAM, 64, Wright County native who moved to California 21 years ago,
died in Exeter, CA.  Funeral services were held there Saturday.  Survivors include her husband,
W. M.; 3 daughters, Mrs. Luther Calhoun, Flossie Thuman and Betty Davenport; 4 sons,
Raymond, Roscoe, Floyd and Orville; a brother, Jim Gregory; a sister, Inez Tombleson.

December 3, 1959:

HARRISON E. TOOL, 75, of Mountain Grove, died Thursday.  Survivors are his wife, Jessie; 2 sons,
Ray and Norman; 2 daughters, Maxine and Mildred; 5 sisters, Ida Ross, Rose See, Nellie Bean,
Cora Miller and Sarah DeWyapp.

CARRIE M. RHOADES, 63, died Nov. 24.  Survivors include 7 sons, Eldon, Roger, Omer, Kenneth,
Clyde, Dean and Jess; 8 daughters, Pauline Halford, Loretta Kelly, Hester Moles, Connie
Schudy, Ruth Logan, Helen Allen, Bertha Alexander and Margaret Faverty; a brother, Jess
Schultz.  Burial in Oak Forest Cemetery.

December 17, 1959:

TENNIS VICTOR DAVIS, 55, died Saturday at his home in Hartville.  He had been an agriculture
instructor at Hartville school for 12 years.  He is survived by his wife, Hazel; a daughter, Mrs.
Maurice Richardson; a son, Charles E.  Burial in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Richland.

December 24, 1959:

OLIVE FLORENCE LONG, 82, died Sunday.  Survivors are her husband, William J.; 3 daughters,
Vernice Altemose, Clara Hudson and Mrs. Caralos Donaldson; 2 brothers, Arno and Tom Wynn;
a sister, Ella Broyles.  Burial in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

MILTON LONG, 80, was born Aug. 15, 1897 and died Wednesday in his home in Mansfield.  He was
married Jan. 18, 1903 to Viola Kelley and to this union were born 4 children, Othel, Orvil, Hazel
and Steve.  Viola and Steve preceded him in death.  On March 25, 1946, he married Bertha
Henry and to this union was born a son, Gordon.  Survivors are his wife, Bertha; 3 sons, Othel,
Orvil and Gordon; a daughter, Hazel Newton; 4 brothers, Joe, John, Henry and Alvin; a sister,
Elvina Shepard; 2 stepdaughters, Wanda Mortenson and Reba Churchel.  Burial in Curtis
Cemetery.

December 31, 1959:

GEORGE W. QUESSENBERRY, 63, died Friday, 10 days after injuries suffered when he fell onto a
motor operated wood saw.  Survivors include his wife, Emma; a daughter, Helen Doy; a son
Jack; 3 sisters, Clara Tinsley, Emma Garner and Addie Quessenbury.  Burial in Coon Creek
Cemetery.

RICHARD L. FERGUSON, 64, died Monday.  Survivors are his wife, Inez; a son, Richard Lee Jr.; a
daughter, Betty Fletcher; 3 brothers, Edwin, Jim and John William; a sister, Fannie Miller.
Burial in Thomas Cemetery, Norwood.

January 7, 1960:

JOSEPH THEODORE WILLIAMS, 84, of Grovespring, died Sunday in the state hospital at Nevada.
Survivors are his wife, sons and 4 daughters.  Burial in Cuba Cemetery.

LILLIE PEARCEY BROTEMARKLE, 70, of Atlanta, MO, died Dec. 27.  She had taught school at
Macomb and was a Sunday school teacher for many years.  Survivors include her husband, Ora;
2 sons, Henry and Jack; a daughter, Jean; a sister, Mrs. Sam Williams.  Burial in Atlanta, MO.

IRA TIPTON "UNCLE TIP" DIXON, 79, was born Sept. 19, 1880 in Gary, IN and died Jan. 3.  He
was married to Mable Gilbert.  A daughter, Fay, died in infancy.  Survivors are 2 sons, Gene and
Gilbert; a daughter, Mary Ward; an adopted daughter, Mrs. Elmo Jean DuFrene.  Burial in New
Hope Cemetery.

HOSEA NICHOLS OLIVER, 70, son of Mattie Nichols and Leatue Oliver, was born June 15, 1889
and died Jan. 1, 1960.  He was united in marriage Aug. 16, 1909 to Gertie Wood.  A daughter,
Carmalita, preceded him in death.  Survivors include his wife, Gertie; a daughter, Juanita
Hansford; 3 sons, Burnis, Burt and Berlin; 2 half brothers, Jack and Foster; 2 half sisters, Roxie
Hollister and Gladys Green.  Burial in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

WILLIAM JASON FINDLEY, son of Mary Elizabeth Newton and George Henderson Findley, was
born Dec. 23, 1871 and died Dec. 26, 1959.  He was a lifelong resident of Wright County.  Both
of his parents were of pioneer families, who were responsible in no small measure for the
settlement of the county.  On Dec. 8, 1907 he married Essa Fuson., who survives.  He is also
survived by a brother, Fred.

January 14, 1960:

MARSHALL EDWARD CARTER, 73, son of Jesse Marshall and Mary Williams Carter and a retired
officer of the Wright County Bank, was born March 7, 1886 and died Jan. 10.  He was a member
of a pioneer Wright County family.  On Sept. 3, 1924 he married Audrey Jackson.  Survivors are
his wife, Audrey; a daughter, Mrs. Jerome Twitty; 4 sisters, Mrs. Don Jones, Mrs. Don Aber,
Mrs. Roy Curtis and Mrs. Charles Barnes.  Burial in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

DR. JAMES ROBINSON MOTT, 82, retired Wright County Physician, died Saturday in a Mountain
Grove nursing home.  He had practiced medicine for more than 51 years.  Survivors are a son,
Waldo; 3 brothers, Hugh, Ben and Fred.  Burial in Steele Cemetery.

January 21, 1960:

NANCY RUSSELL, former Mansfield resident, died Thursday at her home near Sparta.  Survivors are
her husband, Rev. James Russell; 2 sons, Norman and Gorman; a daughter, Noreen Eaton; 3
brothers, W. J., J. C. and J. S. Cantrell; 4 sisters, Verda Cantrell, Elizabeth Gideon, Artie
McClellan and Julia Walsh.  Burial in White Chapel, Springfield.

HARRISON SHAW, 65, son of William H. and Vernie Shaw, was born near Sneedville, TN on Aug.
31, 1894 and died Friday.  On July 29, 1923 he married Ellen Keaton.  Survivors are his wife,
Ellen; 4 daughters, Opal Shelton, Maydean Wright, Rachel Branstetter and Jewell McAnally; 4
brothers, Jim, Carson, Jess and John; 2 sisters, Hassie Moles and Perlie Ferguson.  Burial in No.
5 Cemetery.

HERMAN WILLIAMS, 47, died Friday at his home near Norwood.  Survivors are his wife, Ellen; a
son, Stephen; a daughter, Audrey; 3 brothers, Evan, Essel and Vercalle; 4 sisters, Mrs. Ivel
Dooms, Mrs. Laverne Miller, Mrs. Fay Martin and Mrs. Arnold Dobbins.  Burial in Denlow
Cemetery.

ELIHU MOODY, 83, son of William and Elinor Adamson Moody, was born April 4, 1876 and died
Jan. 16 at his home in Mansfield.  He married Hattie Wynn on Sept. 8, 1904.  A son, Leonard,
preceded him in death.  Survivors include his wife, Hattie; 2 sons, Murl and J. W.; a sister, Pearl
Connor.  Burial in Wolf Creek Cemetery.

VIOLET GREEN (better known to Wright County residents as VIOLET KELLEY) died Jan. ll at her
home in Houston, AR.  She was the mother of Jack Kelley of Hartville.

FLOREN TOMBLESON, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rowland Tombleson, died Thursday in Cleveland, OK.
He suffered an injury a few years ago which left him completely paralyzed.  He is survived by
his wife and small daughter, Sherry Dawn.  Burial in Lamar, CO.

January 28, 1960:

THOMAS T. DAVIS, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Barney Davis, was killed in a car wreck.  Survivors are
his parents; 2 brothers, Danny and Dennis; his paternal grandfather, Til Davis.

ODA McINTOSH, was found dead Saturday in his home in California.  Survivors are a sister, Lottie
Bennett; a brother, Charley.

JEWEL VICTOR, 45, died Monday at her home in Ava.  Survivors are her husband, John C. Victor; a
sister Mrs. Ray McCrite.  Burial in Ava Cemetery.

JOHN LITTLE died Monday.  He had been associated with the Cottengim Dry Goods Store in
Hartville.  Burial in Hartville Cemetery.

MILLIE LOWERY, 90, died Sunday at the home of a son, Tolliver Walker, in Grovespring.  Also
surviving are a son, Frank; 2 daughters, Linda Lindsey and Anna Smittle; 2 sisters, Sylvania
Bledsoe and Emma O'Dell.  Burial in Cuba Cemetery.

EVELINE HUTCHINSON, 90, died Friday at her farm home near Norwood.  Survivors include 5
sons, Johnnie, William, Iva, Herbert and Tom; 2 daughters, Eva McHolland and Mrs. Almer
Tate.  Burial in Denlow Cemetery.

ANDREW R. WORSHAM, 81, a lifelong resident of Wright County, died Friday in Pasadena, TX at
the home of a son, Noel W.  Other survivors include his wife, Selfa; a son, James A.; 2
daughters, Iva Wilson and Zela Hammack; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Buddy Lore; a sister, Anvoleen
Headley.  Burial in Thomas Cemetery.

February 4, 1960:

R. E. "DOLPH" COOLEY, 79, a native of Mansfield, died Monday.  He was a retired meat cutter.
Survivors include 3 sons, Floyd, Don and Ethridge.  Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

February 11, 1960:

GEORGE B. FREEMAN, 70, Mansfield banker, died Saturday.  He was born in Mansfield Aug. 16,
1889. He is survived by his wife, the former Verna E. Tate, and a brother, G. C. "Pete".  A son,
died at the age of 21.  Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

EDWARD ELSWORTH DIVAN, 87, owner and operator of a drug store in Mansfield for 20 years,
died Friday at Mercy Hospital in Springfield.  He had been in failing health for a long time and
had been a patient at the hospital for nine months.  Survivors include a daughter, Murriel Payne;
4 sons, Orin E., Edwin M., Eugene E. and Jewell E.; a sister, Margaret Ferris.  Burial in Maple
Park, Springfield.

MARY CECELIA BEUSHAUSEN, 69, daughter of Charley and Mary Ann Burdick, was born April
30, 1890 at Baraboo, WS.  She married Otto Beushausen on Nov. 29, 1911.  Her husband
preceded her in death on Nov. 12, 1958.  Survivors are 3 sons, Lowell, Ivan and Willard; a
daughter, Annette Lansdown; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ed Wray and Anna Lawler; 2 half brothers, Charles
and Eugene Burdick; a stepmother, Amanda Burdick.  Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

EMELY BOYER, 90, former resident of Wright County, died Sunday.  Survivors include a son,
William, of Hartville.  Burial in Bado Cemetery.

February 18, 1960:

JASON KISER, 59, former Mansfield resident, died Sunday at his home in West Plains.  He was born
and reared on the farm now owned by Paul Findley.  He was the last of 12 children of the late
Mr. and Mrs. George Kiser.  Survivors are his wife, Laura; 4 sons, Jimmy, Danny, Bobby and
Jerry.  Burial in West Plains.

February 25, 1960:

CHARLES E. "TED" LOWRANCE, 46, died Wednesday.  He had come to Mansfield about 8
months ago to serve as foreman of the fitting department of Tobin-Hamilton shoe company.
Survivors are his wife, Frances; 2 daughters, Nancy Bass and Cleo Hemple; a son, Robert; his
mother, Mrs. Noah Lowrance; 3 brothers; 4 sisters.  Burial in Sullivan, MO

PAUL WALLINGFORD, 25, died Friday in the Mansfield hospital, apparently from pneumonia and
exposure suffered at his home.  Survivors are his mother, Ruth Cotton; 2 sisters, Ruthie
Malloney and Laurie Lansdown.  Funeral at Ava.

March 3, 1960:

JERRY D. VANNESS, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe S. VanNess, died Sunday night of carbon
monoxide poisoning.  His vehicle had become stuck in a snow drift and he apparently left the
motor running to keep warm.  Survivors include his parents; 6 brothers, Gerald, Larry, Curtis,
Joe Ray, Darrell and Jackie; a sister, Leah Mae Lee; paternal grandmother, Emma VanNess;
maternal grandfather, William H. Brazeal.  Burial in Newton Cemetery.

HERMAN IORG, 62, formerly of Mansfield, died Tuesday in Springfield.  Survivors include his wife,
Idella; a son, Arthur; 4 brothers, Bill, Ed, Henry and Charlie; a sister, Ella Williams.

March 10, 1960:

FRANK A. COLLISON, 90, died Tuesday in his home in Mansfield.  He was born April 14, 1869 in
Saginaw, MI, but moved with his parents in 1880 to Iowa where he lived until 1924 when he and
Mrs. Collison moved to Mansfield.  She died June 4, 1958.  Survivors are 2 sons, Clarence and
Harvey; 7 daughters, Eva Stanfield, Minnie Comstock, Sarah House, Mae Stewart, Sylvia Plank,
Flora Oveson and Bessie Moody.  Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

DAN SIMMONS, a former resident of Hartville, died Feb. 26 at his home in Pendleton, OR.  He was
born and reared at Hartville and married Fern O'Dell.

HARLEY OLIVER, who was born and reared near Fuson, died Feb. 27 at Twin Falls, ID.  He was
married to Martha Jordan, now deceased.  Burial in Twin Falls.

BENTON M. USSERY, 67, of Norwood, died Feb. 27.  Survivors are his wife, Birdie; a son, Alvie; a
daughter, Pearl Manning; a stepson, Elmer Woody; 2 brothers, Tecumsem and Charles.  Burial in
Macomb Cemetery.

BERTHA CATHERN, 66, who was born at Hartville, died Feb. 29 in Kansas City.  Survivors include a
sister, Belle Latimer.

March 17, 1960:

LEROY ROBINSON, 81, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Robinson, was born April 11, 1878 in Iowa and
died March 11 in his home at Hartville.  On Dec. 4, 1951, he married Ada Jane Calhoun.
Survivors are his wife, Ada Jane; 3 stepsons, Frank, George and Denver Calhoun; 3
stepdaughters, Clara VanNess, Cora Brown and Gladys Dodson.  Burial in Hensley Cemetery.

HUGHEY E. RIPPEE, 50, died Wednesday in Waynesville General Hospital.  Survivors include his
wife, Eva Lois; a daughter, Mrs. Clyde Carriger; a son, Alfred; 3 brothers, Elza, Elmer and
Lloyd; a sister, Syble Woods.  Burial in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

CHARLES LEWIS WISE, 75, died Sunday at his home near Norwood.  Survivors include his wife,
Irene; 3 sons, Clarence, Bill and Walter; 2 daughters, Mrs. Roy P. John and Mrs. Guy Knox.
Burial in Seymour Cemetery.

EDITH ELLEN DAVIS, 55, of Hartville, died Sunday.  Survivors are her husband, Noah; a daughter,
Mrs. Harold Fateley; a son, Eugene; a brother, Russell Evans; 2 sisters, Ada Carpenter and
Thelma Christenson.  Burial in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

March 24, 1960:

MARY MORANDA WARD, 72, died Wednesday at her home near Hartville.  Survivors are her
husband, A. L. "Duke"; 3 sons, Dewey, Glenn and Lloyd; a daughter, Velma Claxton; 2 brothers,
Harve and Arley Austin; 2 sisters, Allie Ward and Lena Hart.  Burial in New Home Cemetery.

MRS. A. S. HANKS, 79, of Cedar Gap, died Monday.  Survivors include a son, John C. Lee; 3
daughters, Jessie Collins, Abbie Morris and Ann Killian.  Burial in Seymour Cemetery.

GERTRUDE NORCROSS, 75, died Monday.  She and her husband Monroe operated a grocery store
in Mansfield for several years.  He preceded her in death.  Survivors are 2 daughters, Marie
Dysart and Mrs. Alva Turner; a sister, Goldie Duffield.  Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

LILLIE MOLES, 70, died Friday in her home south of Mansfield.  Survivors are her husband, Paul; 3
daughters, Fern Sherman, Jean Helsley and Wilma Gross; 3 sons, Ernest, John and Clayton
Reese;  brothers, John M. and W. M. Reese.  Burial in Prairie Hollow Cemetery.

CASSIE DENNIS, 86, died Sunday.  Survivors include a son, Earl; a daughter, Pearl; 2 brothers, Jim
and Lou Raney.  Burial in Mountain Valley Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery.

SARAH LUCINDA ADAMS, 80, daughter of Lottie and Robert Chambers, was born March 26, 1879
in Wright County, MO and died March 14, 1960.  At the age of 18 she married Jim Davis and to
this union were born twins, who preceded her in death.  On April 25, 1901 she married John W.
Adams and to this union were born 4 children.  John and a daughter from this union also
preceded her in death.  Survivors are a son, Ulys; 2 daughters, Mrs. F. C. Pridgen and Mrs. W. H.
Grant, Sr.; 3 sisters, Missouri Delk, May Young and Rosa Jordan; 2 brothers, Ruay and Isham
Chambers; 3 stepdaughters, Mrs. Mary Jones, Mrs. Zettie Jones and Mrs. Myrtle Bohannon; a
stepson, Tom Adams.  Burial in McBride Cemetery.

March 31, 1960:

FRED GLEN SAGE, 39, of Mountain Grove, was killed almost instantly Monday in a car wreck.
Survivors are his mother and stepfather, Mrs. and Mrs. Charley Daniels; 3 sisters, Mrs. Bob
Jones, Mrs. Roy Marlow and Mrs. Herschel Smith.  Burial in Springfield National Cemetery.

JOHN PLUMMER, 18, died Friday due to suicide by hanging.  Survivors are his parents, 2 sisters,
Suzanne and Pamela.  His mother teaches in Mansfield schools and his father is forester for the
Conservation Commission.

April 7, 1960:

HOMER HIGHT, 65, lifelong Wright County resident, was born June 24, 1894 and died April 4.
Survivors are his wife, Lola; a daughter, Wanda Anderson; a sister, Lola Willhite; 2 brothers,
Claude and Fenton.  Burial in Hensley Cemetery

April 14, 1960:

W. J. "JEFF" GASKILL, 75, died Saturday morning. The lifelong resident of Wright County is
survived by his wife, Verba; 2 sons, Max and R. H.; a brother, Enoch; 5 sisters, Effie Forrester,
Sarah Matney, Lola Dennis, Lou and Ann Gaskill.  Burial in Newton Cemetery.

RAY EDWARD CLAXTON, 61, died Friday.  He was a cousin of Ed Young.  Burial in Shamel
Cemetery.

April 21, 1960:

J. H. PROCTOR, 69, died Sunday.  Survivors are his wife, Lola; 4 sons, Basel, Virgil, Chalmer and
Elmer; 8 daughters, Arlene Brixey, Bertha Hodge, Enola Roper, Nadine Page, Geneva Long,
Alice Bennett, Elma Alsup and Virginia Andrews.  Burial in Denlow Cemetery.

MRS. IVAN ROEBUCK--Mrs. Ruby Derr received word of the death April 12 of her mother, Mrs.
Ivan Roebuck.  Mrs. Roebuck was in El Monte, CA visting another daughter, Mrs. D. E. Olson,
when she suffered a fatal heart attack.  Mrs. Roebuck made her home in Hartville with her
daughter, Mrs. Derr.  Funeral services were held at Neodesha, KS and burial was in the Bethel
Cemetery.

ELMER WISEMAN, 82, died Wednesday at his home north of Hartville.  Survivors are his wife, Etta;
a son, Otto.  Burial in Shaddy Cemetery.

CLARENCE SMALLEY, son of Rev. and Mrs. Frank Smalley, was born Jan. 21, 1889 and died April
12, 1960  He was married in 1909 to May James, who survives.  The 9 children born to this
union also survive:  Russell, Hubert, Vernon, Frank, Jerry, Mrs. Garnett Ingels, Margueritte
Charlet, Ruth Ford and Jean Waclawski.

April 28, 1960:

C. M. "CON" MINIHAN, 77, died April 20 at his home in Norwood.  Survivors are his wife,
Margaret; a niece, Mrs. O. A. Owens; a nephew, Paul Bradshaw.  Burial in Thomas Cemetery.

May 5, 1960:

ZILPHA (MRS. W. D.) YOUNG--relatives from this vicinity who attened her funeral May 2, included
her brothers and sisters, Mr. and Mrs. Noah Jones, Emmett Jones, Mr. and Mrs. John Hickman,
Mr. and Mrs. Jess Young, Mrs. Thula McCubbins and Effie Richardson; nephews and nieces,
Clarence and Hadley Dunn, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Todd, Ruth Hickman
and Priscilla Hughes.  Burial in Bronaugh, Mo.

MRS. WARREN REEVES, 92, Wright County resident for 81 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
William Barbee, was born Nov. 27, 1867 in Grant, TN and died April 22, at the home of a
daughter, Mrs. Henry England.  Survivors are a son, Sherman; 3 daughters, Mrs. Lena Turner,
Mrs. Wade Stewart and Mrs. Lillie England.  Burial in Denton Cemetery.

LOUIS J. FRANCOIS, 86, died Saturday.  He had moved to Wright County in 1927 from OK.
Survivors are his wife, Lillie; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Thelma) Tester; a son, Calvin; a brother,
James A.  Burial in Mt. Gilead Cemetery, near Bolivar.

OTIS WELTON, 60, died Monday morning at his home in Ava.  Survivors are his wife, Melissa; 2
sons, Hubert and Berchie; 4 daughters, Mrs. Doyle Nall, Mrs. LeRoy Dry, Mrs. Bill Drake and
Mrs. Ronnie House.  Burial in Ava.

 May 12, 1960:

WILLIAM J. LONG, 86, of Hartville, died Friday at the home of a daughter, Clara Hudson, in
Conway.  Other survivors include, 2 daughters, Mrs. Carlow Donaldson and Mrs. Vernice
Altemose; a half brother, Jim Wynn.  Burial in Steele Cemetery.

May 19, 1960:

DAVID CLINTON PERKINS, 21, died of injuries received in an accident at the Junction of 5 and 60
northwest of Mansfield, Saturday.  Survivors are his father, David, of Hartville; his mother,
Margaret Perkins, of Norwood.  Burial in Johnson Cemetery.

May 26, 1960:

DORA MOODY, 90, left 118 descendants when she died Saturday.  Survivors are a daughter, Rosa
Findley; 4 sons, Otto, Burley, Ralph and Lester; 3 sisters, Minnie Findley, Bet Campbell and
Emmer Carson; 3 brothers, Walter, Jim and Bert Cody; 30 grandchildren; 81 great-
grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.  Burial in Wolf Creek Cemetery.

VIOLA C. NALL, 71, died Sunday.  Survivors are her husband, Ben F.; 2 sons, Ray and Truman; 3
daughters, Mrs. Donald Jefferyes, Mrs. Frank Royal and Mrs. C. C. King.  Burial in Thomas
Cemetery.

FRANK J. McCANDLESS, 80, died Tuesday.  He is survived by his wife, Sue; 2 sisters, Velma
McCandless and Lizzie Worth; 3 brothers, Harry, Arch and C. H.  Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

June 2, 1960:

CLARENCE D. "SPIKE" SHANNON, 65, died May 26.  Services were held Tuesday in Trinity
Methodist Church in Mountain Grove.

BESSIE L. KEITH, 67, died Saturday at her home near Mansfield.  Survivors are 2 sons, Leonard and
Alonzo; a daughter, Laura Doyel; 5 brothers, Otie, Orville, Henry, Richard and Roy Tretton; 5
sisters, Nina Tretton, Sadie Hoeph, Bertha Shaw, Tilda Bollen and Ruth Thomas.  Burial in
Fairview Cemetery.

HENRY HOWARD YOUNG, 79, lifelong resident of the Hartville vicinity, died Monday.  Survivors
are a brother, Robert; 2 sisters, Mrs. Charles Findley and Mrs. Bess Kelley.  Burial in Pleasant
Hill Cemetery.

June 9, 1960:

GEORGE HARVEY, 88, died Friday.  He was born in Pennsylvania.  Survivors are his wife, May
(Marie Harris of Mansfield); 4 sons, Herschell, Edgar, Clifford and Clifton; 7 daughters, Mrs. J.
H. McVay, Mrs. Kenard Spurlock, Mrs. B. R. Depee, Mrs. Claude Henson, Mrs. Clyde
Bremerman, Mrs. J. S. Henson, and Mrs. Harold Mance; a brother, Ed; a sister, Mrs. J. J. Lane.
Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

June 16, 1960:

J. O WILSON, 74,--Mrs. Eph Moody received word this week of the death of her brother, J. O. Wilson,
of Carrizo Springs, TX.  He is survived by another sister, Mrs. J. M. Mink, of Norwood.

CLEMONS HARVEY GRAVES, 72, of near Norwood, died Sunday in the Assembly of God Church
in Macomb.  Survivors are his wife, Belle; 4 sons, Virgil Everett, William Ernest, Herbert
Russell and James Robert; a daughter, Freda Pearl Fagan; a brother, Dewey; 2 sisters, Maude
Ryan and Ester Gray.  Burial in Macomb Cemetery.

GEORGE WASHINGTON ALLEN, 54, died Sunday.  Survivors are his wife, Delpha; a daughter,
Georgia Dean; a brother, Jim; a sister, Lillian Arthur.  Burial in Durbin Cemetery.

REV. WALKER C. KELLY, 82, died Friday.  He was born in Kentucky but moved with his parents to
Wright County where he entered the ministry at the age of 22 and was pastor of Methodist
churches in Nebraska 44 years.  Survivors are his wife, Helen W.; a daughter, Mrs. Vernon B.
Trevellyan; a son, Edwin F.; 4 sisters, Sarah Bacon, Mary Kay Newton, Susan Gilley and Fanny
Kelly.  Burial in Berea, KY.

CHARLEY CALVIN COOK, 63, died Wednesday.  Survivors include his wife, Minnie; 9 sons,
Gerald, Waldo, Junior, Virlin, Bill, Wayne, Joe, Cleo and Billie; 3 daughters, Nadine Sawyers,
Wilma Cook and Wanda Roe; a brother, Fred; a sister, Bertha Ward.  Burial in Mt. Zion
Cemetery.

ERNEST EULER, former Mansfield resident, died Sunday in Chico, CA where he had moved about 7
years ago.  Survivors are his wife, Lois; 2 sons, Harry and Lawrence; a daughter, Helen Spence.
Burial in Sunnyside Cemetery, Long Beach, CA.

July 23, 1960:

REV. J. J. POSTLEWAIT, 70, died Thursday at his home in Mountain Grove.  Survivors are his wife,
Lucy; 10 sons, Wayne, Wade, Harold, Clyde, James, Carl, Jean, Dean, Johnnie and Paul; 3
daughters, Freda Edwards, Bernice Peterson and Marjorie McCarty.  Funeral services were in
Number One Church in Huggins.

VIRDA O. POLLOCK, died Saturday.  She was the widow of David Pollock.  Survivors include 3
sons, James, Gene and Bob; 3 daughters, Dorothy Lawson, Ann Gaddis and Mary Adams; a
sister, Olive Hayes.  Burial in Hillcrest Cemetery.

June 30, 1960;

ALFRED D. LATIMER, 76, died Saturday in his Hartville home.  Survivors are his wife, Belle; a son,
Luther; 2 daughters, Mabel Cantrell and Ruth Pyatt.  Burial in Little Creek Cemetery.

JOHN GIBSON, 89, died Saturday in the home of a niece, Mrs. Floyd Manier, north of Hartville.  The
retired farmer is survived by 2 nieces and 5 nephews.  Burial in Hogue Cemetery.

DWIGHT DENNIS, 59, son of Joe H. and Laura Dennis, died Tuesday.  He was born in Mansfield on
Jan. 2, 1901.  He had been an auctioneer and trader in livestock all his life.  He was married to
Eileen Stephens.  A daughter, Betty Jo, preceded him in death.  Other survivors include a son,
Steve; 4 brothers, Roy, Marvin, Ural and Bill; and a sister, Virgie Fry.  Burial in Mansfield
Cemetery.

July 7, 1960:

M. BENJAMIN MOTT, 71, died Friday at his home in Rogersville.  A brother, Dr. J. R. Mott,
preceded him in death.  Survivors are his wife, Hattie; a daughter, Betty Dunn; 3 brothers,
Arthur, Hugh and Fred; a sister, Ethel Hendon.  Burial in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

July 14, 1960:

MARTIN LEVI PRESTON, 87, died when hit by a car as he was walking along the shoulder of the
road a short distance north of the bridge over Lake Cassador at Hartville.  He was born Feb. 13,
1873 in Wright County.  Survivors are a stepson, Golda P. Stephens; 2 sisters, Fannie White and
Myra Turner; 2 brothers, J. P. and John C.  Burial was in Broyles Cemetery.

July 21, 1960:

ANNA B. WALKER, 88, died Monday.  She lived most of her life in Mansfield.  Survivors are 2
daughters, Mrs. Franklin Greenwood and Mrs. L. L. Hyberger.  Burial in Hillcrest Cemetery.

CHLOE ANN SHACKLEFORD, 59, died Tuesday at her home in Norwood.  Survivors are her
husband, U. G.; a daughter, Leana Jett; 2 brothers, Ralph and Harold Calhoun; 2 sisters, Grace
Skinner and Lizzie Simons.  Burial in Curtis Cemetery.

ROBERT R. "BOB" HENSLEY, 33, Mansfield native, died at his home in Canoga Park, CA.
Survivors are his wife, Betty; his mother, Rena Hensley; a sister, Lois Cooley; 2 brothers, Floyd
and John.  Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

July 28, 1960:

GEORGE A. GROGAN, 60, of Mountain Grove, died Tuesday in Mansfield Hospital.  He had been
injured July 17, in a broadside auto crash in Norwood, while riding in a car drive by Fred Moore.
Survivors include 2 sons, Buster and Kenneth; 2 brothers, Ben and Jim; 4 sisters, Manda Sparks,
Matilda Ridens, Mary Walker and Opal Strube.  Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.

SAMUEL P. PLASTER, 91, died Friday.  He was born in Illinois but moved to Wright County 40
years ago.  Survivors include 2 sons, Wilson and Tom; 2 daughters, Edna Rippee and Florence
Hale.  Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

FRED G. PATTON, 79, retired carpenter of Norwood, died Wednesday.  Survivors are 2 sons, Gene
and Dale; 2 daughters, Helen Sears and Hazel Patton; 2 brothers, Harry and Ed; 2 sisters, Jane
Drummond and Bertha Runk.  Burial in Oak Forest Cemetery.

August 4, 1960:

LIZA HANCOCK, 71, of Norwood, died Friday.  Survivors are 2 sons, Lloyd and Floyd; a brother,
John Hicks.  Burial in New Hope Cemetery, east of Ava.

August 11, 1960:

GEORGE W. GOOLSBY, 78, a retired farmer, died Sunday at his home in Mountain Grove.
Survivors are his wife, Margaret; 2 daughters, Edna Fullen and Agnes Sigler; a foster daughter,
Dixie Wilson; a sister, Mrs. August Housley; a brother, Neal.  Mrs. Goolsby, with her former
husband, John Gittons, was Postmaster for several years at Cedar Gap.  Burial in Hillcrest
Cemetery.

MILDRED FLORENE SMITH, 49, died Friday.  She is survived by her mother, Clara Smith; a
brother, Cecil L. Smith.  Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

CORA SPEARS, 78, of Norwood, died Friday.  Survivors are 3 sons, Nova, Ralph and Joseph; 3
daughters, Mrs. Seymour Hood, Mrs. Charles Snyder and Mrs. Frank Raney; a stepdaughter,
Mrs. Jim Bodkins; a sister, Nancy Meyers.  Burial in Thomas Cemetery.

CHARLES CAMPBELL, SR., died July 29 in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Walter Reuter of
Winchester, IL.  Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Hans Edens and 2 sons.  Burial in
Winchester.

August 18, 1960:

ERNIE H. DAVIS, 69, of Hartville died Sunday at the Odd Fellows Home in Liberty.  He was a native
of Wright County.  Surviving is a brother, W. O.  Burial in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

JAMES ANDERSON CLAXTON, 66, son of Edward A. and Ella Susan Bolian Claxton, was born in
Wright County July 6, 1894 and died August 13.  Preceding him in death were a son, Bolian A.,
his parents, 2 infant brothers and his previous wife, Edna.  Survivors are his wife, Lillian
Frances; 4 sisters, Verta Moore, Opal Steward, Ola Cravens and Betty Fisher.  Burial in Claxton
Cemetery.

CHARLES LEE RIPPEE, 81, son of Alfred and Hannah Rippee, was born May 17, 1879 and died
Aug. 7, at his home near Schell City.  He married Nettie Rosenbaum on Nov. 8, 1896.  She
preceded him in death April 27, 1940.  He then married Addie Coale on April 19, 1941.  He is
survived by 5 sons; 2 daughters; 3 sisters, Cora Nelson, Mary Goodwin and Ora Boyer.

August 25, 1960:

JOHN THOMAS ROSEVEAR, 83, son of Thomas and Frances Rosevear, was born in Wright County
near Mansfield on April 16, 1877 and died Aug. 21.  On Oct. 22, 1908, he married Mary Belle
Dennis.  Survivors are his wife, Mary Belle; a daughter, Elva Abbott; a son, Earl.  Burial in
Seymour Cemetery.

JEWELL C. DEAN, 58, Mansfield resident, died Wednesday.  Her only survivor is her father, Tom
Dean.  Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

RALPH L. CALHOUN, 68,--Funeral services were held Saturday in Springfield.  He was the son of
Dr. W. S. Calhoun (dentist) and lived in Norwood for many years.  Survivors are his wife, Delta;
a son, Frank;  Burial in Palmeto Cemetery near Rogersville.

September 1, 1960:

ROY LAWRENCE BOWDEN died August 25, as the result of blows to the head with a blunt
instrument.  He was born June 23, 1920 at Niangua.  Survivors are his wife, Margaret; 9
children.  Burial in Graham Cemetery, Conway.

LOUIS E. LONG, 77, a farmer of the Hartville community, died Wednesday.  Survivors are his wife,
Sallie; 5 daughters, Mrs. Sammie Blevins, Mrs. R. P. Ellis, Mrs. Homer Walker, Mrs. Viva
Gooch and Mrs. Clyde Jones; 2 sons, Samele and Carlos; a sister, Cammie Smittle; a brother,
Jim.  Burial in Coon Creek Cemetery.

JESSIE ELI ATKINSON, 76, of Hartville, died Wednesday.  His only survivors are nieces and
 nephews.  Burial in Broyles Cemetery.

ROBERT LEE FERRIEL, 74, died Sunday at his home in Hartville.  Survivors are his wife, Iva; 2
sons, Loman and Leman; 2 sisters, Nola Yeager and Vada Johnson.  Burial in Steele Memorial
Cemetery.

EDNA WOLLARD, 41, died Sunday night at the home of Elvin Stifall.  Survivors include 3 half
sisters, Mrs. Vivia Barnett, Mrs. Mint Prock and Mrs. Tiny McRoberts; 2 half brothers, Ira and
Hermam Willlard.  Burial in Dorris Cemetery.

MRS. JOHN P. GONELLA, 39, of Detroit, MI, died July 7.  Survivors are her husband; 6 children,
Donna Maltese, Diane O'Brien, John P. Jr., Darlene, Maria Annette and James Pierre; her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Crain; a sister, Hazel Rogers; a brother, Avery Crain.  She
formerly lived in Mansfield and taught school here.

September 8, 1960:

CLAUDE MAURICE GRAVEN, 76, died Monday.  A native of Wright County, he is survived by a
daughter, Beuna Archer; 3 sisters, Ada Hunter, Iva Green and Hettie Claxton; 2 brothers, Everett
and John.  Burial in Mount Carney, Laclede County.

RHODA TARBUTTON, 98, who had lived in the Mansfield community until 1953, died Friday
morning.  Survivors are a son, Bill; a foster daughter, Irene Crawford; a sister, Cassea Orsborn.
Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

September 29, 1960;

ROXA NEWTON BROWN, 61, died Saturday at her home in Belmont, CA.  She was the youngest
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Barry Newton and was born and reared in the Newton community
south of Odin.  Survivors are a sister, Opal Wood; a son, V. F. Hedrick; a daughter, Maleen
Boggess.  Burial in Newton Cemetery.

RUHAMA BRYSON SMITH, daughter of Alexander and Mary Elizabeth Bryson, was born Dec. 10,
1877 in Lester County, WV and died Sept. 23.  She married Heulette Eldridge Smith on March
20, 1895 and the family moved to the Mansfield vicinity in 1909.  Her husband and 10 children
preceded her in death.  Survivors are a brother, Henry Bryson; a sister, Caroline Canaday; a son,
Alex; 4 daughters, Mary Barlow, Ethel Rushing, Lucille Burns, Carola Pearson.  Burial in
Mansfield Cemetery.

MINTA ANN PROCK, 73, died Tuesday.  The lifelong resident of Manes is survived by her husband,
Marion; 5 sons, Wayne, Newt, A. Jr., Smith and Clark; 3 daughters, Vivian Cantrell, Minta
Prock and Lottie Felkner.  Burial in Manes Cemetery

LORENE CRAVEN, 41, died recently at her home in Redford, MI.  Survivors are her husband, Gerald;
2 daughters, Geri Lee and Bonnie Lou; her father, T. L. Davis; 6 brothers, Barney, Lloyd,
Thomas, Henry, Paul and Jake; 5 sisters, Sandra Farr, Josephine Smith, Nora Warner, Nina Mae
Dennett and Lillian Claxton.  Burial in Durbin Cemetery.

DWIGHT LEROY PEARSON, 44, died Monday.  Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Audra Pearson; a
brother, Dwaine; a sister, Dorothy Palfi.  Burial in Bramhall Cemetery.

October 6, 1960:

JOSEPHINE NEWTON, 79, died Wednesday.  The lifelong resident of Mansfield is survived by a
son, S. C. Blackwood; a daughter, Clara Nye; 2 stepdaughters, Pearl Rippee and Eula Tripp; a
stepson, Charley Newton.  Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

CHARLES FRANCIS CRAIG, 73, was found dead at his farm home west of Hartville Tuesday.  He
was born Oct. 29, 1883 in Wright County.  On May 29, 1907, he was married to Pearl Miller
who preceded him in death March 23, 1955.  Survivors are 2 brothers, J. E. and N. J.; a son,
Oliff; 2 daughters, Corrine LaDue and Mabel Pitchford; 2 sisters, Cynthia Russell and Mary
Knost.  Burial in Mount Zion.

IRA BRAZEAL died Sunday at his home in Chaffee.  Survivors include his wife, Lola Pope Brazeal
(the first baby born in Mansfield); 3 sons, Alfred, Amos and Elvin; 2 daughters, Ann Heeb and
Mary Belle Schrader, 2 brothers, Pete and Jack.  Burial in Cape Girirdeau.

October 13, 1960:

ERNIE GASKILL, 67, lifelong resident of the Mansfield vicinity, died Tuesday.  Survivors are his
wife, Opal; a daughter, Leah Mae Davis; 2 sisters, Opal Gaskill and Stella Chance.  Burial in No.
5 Cemetery.

AMANDA RABY, 80, of Mansfield, died Tuesday.  Survivors are her husband, J. J.; a daughter, Violet
Carnall; a son, Wayne Stone; 2 stepdaughters, Nellie Crippen and Emma Wooten; 3 stepsons,
Joe, Fred and Howard; an adopted son, Robert L. Raby.  Burial in Seymour Cemetery.

October 20, 1960:

MARY BELLE ROSEVEAR, 79, died Monday at her home in Mansfield.  Survivors are a daughter,
Elva Abbott; a son, Earl; a brother, Fred Dennis; a sister, Cora Marlin.   Burial in Mansfield
Cemetery.

October 27, 1960:

SILAS ELBERT SEAL, 58, son of John Elbert and Martha Mole Seal, was born June 22, 1902 in
Sneedville, TN and died Friday in Mansfield Hospital.  He came to this area when a small child
and lived on what became known as the Seal place, north of Mansfield.  He was united in
marriage to Neta Tripp on Nov. 18, 1923.  Survivors are his wife, Netta; 3 sisters, Stella
Tarbutton, Bobbie Latimer and Jo Holt; 4 brothers, Andy, Clifford, Artemus and Carl.  Burial in
Mansfield Cemetery.

MABLE TOOLEY, 51, of Mountain Grove, who was injured some time ago in an accident on Rt. 60 at
Norwood, died Monday.

November 3, 1960:

LAURA MOSLEY, 92, of Norwood, died Monday.  Survivors are a son, Paul; 5 daughters, Gladys
Early, Nell Brown, Fannie Hults, Grace Mosley and Sadie Dysart; a sister, Cora Hubbard.  Burial
in Hillcrest Cemetery.

MARIE HARVEY, 74, lifelong resident of the Mansfield vicinity died Monday.  Her husband, George,
died last June.  Survivors are 7 daughters, Mrs. B. R. Depee, Mrs. Claude Henson, Mrs. Kennard
Spurlock, Mrs. J. H. McVay, Mrs. J. H. Henson, Mrs. Clyde Bremmerman and Mrs. Harold
Mance; 4 sons, Herschell, Edgar, Clifford and Clinton; a sister Pearl Sullins; 2 brothers, Roy and
Lloyd Harris; 2 half sisters, Ethel Sternberg and Sue H. Harris; 3 half brothers, George, Paul and
Fred Harris.  Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

November 10, 1960:

MRS. ROBERT HICKS, 69, died Friday at her home near Mountain Grove.  Among her survivors are
a daughter, Lois Newberry; a son, Otis.  Burial in Vanzant Cemetery.

FINETTIE E. JULIAN, 93, died Sunday at her home in Manes.  Survivors are 2 sons, General and
Byram; a daughter, Nina Julian.  Burial in Manes Cemetery.

WOODFORD ELIZABETH CRUMPLEY, 48, of Grovespring, daughter of E. K. and Vada Colton,
was born Jan. 24, 1912 at Chelsea, OK and died Nov. 8.  Survivors are her mother, Vada Colton;
2 sons, Rex and Don; 3 brothers, Laverne, Loraine and Joe Wade Colton.  Burial in Chelsea, OK.

PLEAS N. COFFMAN died Tuesday at his home north of Hartville.  Survivors are his wife, Mary; 8
sons, Ival, Roy, Troy, Verble, Everett, George, Bobby and Archie; 4 daughters, Ina Williams, Ida
Mae Kmeichia, Betty Coffman and Lucille Dugger; a brother, Fred; 3 sisters, Eva Walls, Becky
Garner and Lucy Campbell.  Burial in Coon Creek Cemetery.

J. A. TURNER, 72, died Saturday at his home in Springfield.  The retired farmer is survived by his
wife, Minnie; 4 sons, Rowland A., Max C., John A. Jr. and William; 2 daughters, Eva Clopton
and Reva Todd; a brother, Alva; 3 sisters, Verba Peacock, Margaret Bishop and Ruth Brown.
Burial in White Chapel Cemetery, Springfield.

JESSE ARTHUR JONES, 75, died Saturday morning in his home in Grovespring.  Survivors include
his wife, Mary; 2 daughters, Pauline Lincoln and Lavina Rippee; 5 sons, Gomer, Dale, Omer,
Howard and Junior; 2 brothers, Fred and Archie; 2 sisters, Thelma Randall and Faye Deckard.
Burial in Little Vine Cemetery.

December 1, 1960:

CORA M. CASADAY, 83, died at the home of her son, K. D., of near Norwood.  She was born in Ohio
but had lived here for 11 years.  Other survivors are a sister, Nettie B. Baker; 2 brothers, Roy E.
and Carl Redkey.  Burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Andrew County.

FLORENCE G. WILLIAMS, 69, died Monday.  The widow of John E. Williams was a former
resident of the Norwood community.  Survivors are a son, Reinhold.  Burial in Releford
Cemetery.

DILLA B. GANN, 87, died Sunday.  Survivors are 2 sons, Floyd and Lester Hale; a daughter, Vina
Gentle.  Burial in Prairie Hollow Cemetery.

HARRY ROBSON, 84, died Thursday morning at his home east of Hartville.  Survivors include 4
daughters, Mrs. Lee Hart, Mrs. Bertha Yeager, Mrs. Opal Miller and Mrs. Lotta Helsay; a sister,
Mrs. Jack Whited.  Burial in Coon Creek Cemetery.

JAMES LEONARD CHAMBERS, 84, died Sunday at his home in Mountain Grove.  Survivors are his
wife, Martha; 3 sons, Everett, Claude and Roy; 2 daughters, Velma Keeling and Marie Watne; a
sister, Alma Coffin.

NORMAN VANCE DURNIL, 38, died Saturday in Glove, AZ.  The former Norwood resident is
survived by his wife, Joyce; 7 children; his mother, Mrs. Effie Devault; 2 brothers, Gerald and
Harold; a sister, Esther Brazeal; his grandmother, Octava Coffman.  Burial in Thomas Cemetery.

December 15, 1960:

NORA BRAMHALL, 82, died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Verna Johnson.  Other
survivors are a son, Raymond Bramhall; a sister, Ella Honeycutt.  Burial in Coldwater Cemetery.

MARY ELIZABETH CANTRELL, daughter of John and Frances Shook, was born Sept. 3, 1881 in
Webster County, MO and died Dec. 8.  She married David S. Cantrell on Oct. 16, 1901 and to
this union were born 6 children, three died in infancy.  Survivors are a son, Lynn; 2 daughters,
Lorenda Baldridge and Ules Davis; 2 brothers, Phil and John Shook.  Burial in Mansfield
Cemetery.

MANIE NEWTON, 49, of Mountain Grove, died Tuesday.  Survivors are his wife, Ruby; a daughter,
Marsha Kay Baumgartner.  Burial in Steele Memorial Cemetery.

IVAN VENIS LARK, 66, of Norwood, died Wednesday.  Survivors are a son, Blaine; a daughter,
Barbara Collins; a brother, Byron.  Burial in Thomas Cemetery.

J. S. MACKEY, 83, died Monday.  Survivors are a daughter, Janie Hake; 2 sons, John L. and Ward G.;
a sister, Ruth Ross.  Burial in No. 5 Cemetery.

December 22, 1960:

BURLEY CARL MOODY, 65, son of William and Dora Moody, was born Feb. 4, 1895 and died Dec.
16, at his home in Mansfield.  He was married July of 1918 to Omega Bennett.  A child, Jewette,
preceded him in death.  Survivors are his wife, Omega; 2 daughters, Geneva Jones and Lucille
Lanham; 2 sons, Estel and Fairriel; 3 brothers, Ott, Ralph and Lester; a sister, Rosa Findley.
Burial in Ashley Cemetery.

FANNIE PRIESTER, 80, died Saturday in the home of a daughter, Rushie Hightower.  Other survivors
are 3 daughters, Ethel Benton, Fran Martin and Sybil Fritz; 2 sons, Omar and Owen; 2 sisters,
Ellen Long and Edie Runnings.  Burial in Shaddy Cemetery.

MYRTLE DOVE PRYOR, 74, daughter of John and Mary Floyd, was born in Wright County Sept. 12,
1886 and died Dec. 16.  She was married Oct. 15, 1905 to George T. Pryor who preceded her in
death in 1946.  To this union were born 10 children, one dying in infancy and Eldo at the age of
17 in 1943.  Survivors are 3 daughters, Cledith Newton, Fay Newton and Thelma Griffin; 5 sons,
Noland, Howard, Hayden, Doyle and George; a brother, Peter Floyd.  Burial in Pleasant Hill
Cemetery.

LOLA WILLHITE, 73, lifelong resident of Mansfield, died Friday.  Survivors are 2 brothers, Claude
and Fenton Hight.  Burial in Hensley Cemetery.

December 29, 1960

GLEN E. LONG, 37, died Sunday north of Norwood.  Survivors are his wife, Ann; a son, Nickey; 3
brothers, Lloyd, Cleo and Carl.  Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery



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