Wright County, MO

OBITUARIES
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Lackey, Zella Clara (Addis, Razor):
Zella Clara Lackey, daughter of William B. and Zella Crosby, was born Aug 31, 1902, in Wichita, KS.  She departed this life on Mar 26, 1989, in the Mansfield Nursing Home, Mansfield, MO, at the age of 86 years, 6 months and 25 days.  In 1920, she was united in marriage to Oscar Addis and to this union 5 children were born.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Oscar Addis, William Razor, and J. B. Lackey; one infant son Vernon Ray, two other sons Bill and Dwayne Addis; and one daughter Phyllis Rogers.  Clara is survived by one daughter Florene Hopkins, North Charleston, SC; 9 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren; also a host of other relatives and friends.  She was raised in Oklahoma and moved to Hartville, MO 21 years ago.  She was a very caring person who particularly enjoyed cooking for friends and neighbors.  She also liked to do crocheting.  Clara was a devoted Christian woman and was a member of the Sunshine Church.  Clara will be fondly remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.  Burial Steele Memorial Cemetery.

Langdon, Albert Benson:
Albert Benson Langdon, son of James Benson and Nannie Ethel Counts Langdon, was born Oct 1, 1905, in Water Valley, MS.  He departed this life Saturday, Nov 6, 1993, in the Hartville Care Center in Hartville, MO, at the age of 88 years, 1 month and 5 days.  Early in his life, he was married to Willie Mae Ison, who preceded him in death in the late 1920's.  On Feb 20, 1946, he was united in marriage to Nancy McTilda Savage Doolin and together they shared 47 years.  He was also preceded in death by his parents; and one son Charles Benson Langdon.  Albert is survived by his wife Nancy of the home in Hartville, MO; one son Aaron Langdon of Conway, SC; 4 daughters Dorothy Winford of Millington, TN, Lavernie Williams of Indianapolis, IN, Mary Ann Cutright of St. Charles, MO, and Betty Boyd of Mountain Grove, MO; 17 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.  He was born in Mississippi and then, at a young age, moved with his family to Memphis, TN, where he completed his education.  It was while living in Tennessee that he met and married Willie and then they moved to Little Rock, AR, for a few years while he worked on the railroad.  They returned to Memphis, TN, shortly before Willie passed away.  In 1932, he moved to St. Louis, MO, where he met and married Nancy, and where he was employed in the textile industry by Lowell Bleachery.  When the St. Louis factory closed, he and Nancy moved back to Memphis where he worked for the American Finish Company until his retirement in 1960.  Then in 1968, Albert and Nancy moved to Hartville to spend their retirement years.  Albert was a former member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Arnold, MO, and then transferred his membership to the Trinity Lutheran Church of Lebanon.  He was a member of Hartville Senior Citizens and was president of that organization for several years.  He enjoyed playing cards and visiting with his many friends.  Albert was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great-grandfather and will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by all of his family and many friends.  Burial Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Lansdown, Clarence:
Clarence Lansdown, son of Robert and Mary Heatherly Lansdown, was born Oct 7, 1909, near Squires, MO.  He departed this life Thursday, Oct 30, 1997, in St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield, MO, at the age of 88 years and 23 days.  On Jul 7, 1934, in Ava, MO, he was united in marriage to Ruth Mabel Reser, who preceded him in death on Jul 16, 1956.  On Jun 15, 1963, he was united in marriage to Shirley Mae Tindle, and together they shared the last 34 years.  He was also preceded in death by his parents; 2 sons Troy and Ronnie Joe Lansdown; 3 brothers James, Virgil, and Leonard Lansdown; and 4 sisters Maude Holmes, Minnie Edwards, Bertha Lunsford, and Dorothy Renfro.  Clarence is survived by his wife Shirley of the home; 2 sons Troy Dale Lansdown of Cabool, MO, and Clarence Junior Lansdown of Ava, MO; 2 daughters Virginia Fisher and Helen Robinson, both of Exeter, CA; 2 stepsons Willie and Lee Liles, both of Hartville, MO; 12 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.  He was born and raised in Douglas County, near Squires, MO, and at the age of 20 moved to Wright County.  After he and Ruth were married, they made their home near Mansfield, during the winter, and in Exeter, CA, during the summer, where he worked in the fruit industry.  After he and Shirley were married, they made their home on their dairy farm, near Hartville, which they operated together.  In his spare time he enjoyed playing pool, and when his health allowed, fishing and hunting.  He had a great love for music and enjoyed playing the fiddle.  He loved his family dearly and was especially fond of his grandchildren.  Clarence was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and uncle, and was a caring neighbor and friend.  He will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.  Burial Steele Memorial Cemetery.

Lapham, Kenneth Henry:
Kenneth Henry Lapham, Jr., son of Kenneth Henry Lapham, Sr. and Bernice Ballou Scott Lapham, was born Oct 7, 1925, in the state of Connecticut.  He departed this life Friday, Dec 5, 1997, in his home, near Niangua, MO, at the age of 72 years, 1 month and 28 days.  On Nov 19, 1988, he was united in marriage to Jessie Joann Bass Buttram, and together they shared the last 9 years.  He was preceded in death by his parents; and a granddaughter Lenore Hayton.  Kenneth is survived by his wife Joann of the home; 4 daughters Myrna Payne of Benton, WA, Judy Pella of Tucson, AZ, Lenore Hayton of the state of Arizona, and Debbie Scull of Elkland, MO; 6 sons Steve Lapham of Puyallup, WA, Jesse and David Lapham, both of Tucson, AZ, Donald and James Buttram, both of Niangua, MO, and John Buttram of Grovespring, MO; a half-brother John Scott of out-of-state; a number of grandchildren; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.  He was born in Connecticut, and then moved with his family to the west coast, where he lived all of his teen years in Tucson, AZ.  He served his country faithfully in the U.S. Navy for 4 years.  After he was honorably discharged from the military, he returned to Arizona and made his home there, in California, and in Washington for the next several years.  He later moved to the Grovespring, MO, area.  Throughout his life, he worked as a carpenter.  He liked to repair things and do woodworking projects, and also loved spending time with his family.  Kenneth was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother, and was a caring neighbor and friend.  He will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.  Burial Little Creek Cemetery.

Latimer, Floyd Ezra:
Floyd Ezra Latimer was youngest of the 7 children of Dr. Benjamin Ezra and Auley Jane Pearman Latimer.  He was born Apr 9, 1927, in Hartville, MO.  He departed this life Dec 3, 1990, in his home in Hartville, MO, at the age of 63 years, 7 months and 23 days.  On Jul 25, 1989, he was united in marriage to Patricia Marie Williams.  He was preceded in death by his parents; one infant brother Ralph Latimer and one other brother Jasper D. Latimer; and one sister Ruth Latimer.  Floyd is survived by his wife Pat of the home; one son Robert Wayne Latimer of Temple City, CA; two daughters Carol Crase of Staunton, IL, and Laurie Frauenpries of Corona, CA; two brothers James Latimer of Hartville, MO, and Gene Latimer of Springfield, MO; and one sister Grace Smith of Savannah, GA.  Floyd is also survived by two step-daughters Lynne Lee of Springfield, MO, and P. J. Pollard of Alliance, NE; two step-sons Steve Goslee of Hartville, MO, and Mike Goslee of St. Louis, MO; three step-grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.  Floyd was born and raised in Hartville, MO, and graduated from the Hartville High School.  He served his country faithfully in the U.S. Navy from 1945 until 1946 during World War II.  Following his military service, he obtained his bachelor of science degree in food sciences from Missouri University.  After moving to California, he earned a master of business administration degree.  Floyd first worked for the Reddi-Whip Comany and then spent 30 years with Rod's Foods in Los Angeles, CA.  At the time of his retirement he was vice-president of the company.  During his years in California, he was involved in a number of professional organizations.  Floyd returned home to Hartville permanently in 1988, and spent what he loved to tell everyone was the happiest two years of his life.  Anyone who knew Floyd loved him.  He will be fondly remembered and sorely missed by all of us.  Burial Steele Memorial Cemetery.

Latimer, Patricia Marie:
Patricia Marie Latimer, daughter of Arch and Dorothy Vernice Moody Williams, was born May 18, 1936, in Wright County, MO.  She departed this life Feb 26, 1993, in Springfield, MO, at the age of 56 years, 9 months and 8 days.  On May 12, 1956, she was united in marriage to Jobie V. Goslee and to this union two daughters and two sons were born.  On Jul 25, 1989, she was united in marriage to Floyd Ezra Latimer, who preceded her in death on Dec 3, 1990.  "Pat" is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law Lynne and Gerry Lee of Springfield, MO, and P. J. and Guy Pollard of Lincoln, NE; two sons Steve Goslee and his wife Mona, of Hartville, MO, and Mike Goslee of Golden, CO; her parents Arch and Dorothy Williams of Hartville, MO; 5 grandchildren Greg and Christie Lee, Jess and Whitney Pollard, and Jacob Goslee; one brother C. H. Williams of Marshfield, MO; one step-son Robert Wayne Latimer of Temple City, CA; two step-daughters Carol Crase of Staunton, IL, and Laurie Frauenpries of Corona, CA; two nieces and two nephews; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.  She was born and raised on the family farm in Wright County, MO, near Hartville, and was a graduate of the Hartville High School.  She attended Southwest Missouri State University, where she was a member of the Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority, and obtained a teaching degree in Speech with a minor in English.  She taught in the Nixa Public Schools for a short time before devoting herself to raising her family.  Later Pat returned to the work force in the Media Production Department at S.M.S.U. and eventually became director of the department.  For a year and one-half, she was employed by Noble and Associates of Springfield.  Pat had united with the Christ Church Unity, while living in Springfield, and had maintained her membership there throughout the years.  She returned home to Hartville following her marriage to Floyd and devoted her free time to volunteer work in the tutorial program "One-on-One."  She was an active and involved member of the Wright County Historical Society and spent many long hours in research and development of the county history.  She also was an active member of the Hartville Garden Club, the Twentieth Century Club, and the Spinning and Weaving Guild.  She enjoyed gardening, bee keeping, bird watching, photography and spinning and weaving projects.  Pat loved peole most of all.  Pat was a loving mother and grandmother and will be fondly remembered for her devotion to her family and her concern for her community and friends.  Cremated and ashes scattered on her beloved Gasconade River.

Lawler, Frances Esther:
Frances Esther Lawler, daughter of Everett Dixon and Mary Ellen Long Gourley, was born Oct 1, 1918, in Wright County, MO.  She departed this life Mar 12, 1992, in her home near Hartville, MO, at the age of 73 years, 5 months and 11 days.  On Oct 11, 1941, she was united in marriage to Woodrow Thomas Lawler and to this union two daughters and two sons were born.  She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters Cledith Kincheloe and Hazel Crisp; and one brother Marion Gourley.  Frances is survived by her husband Woodrow of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law Judy and Marvin Cochran of Lebanon, MO, and Bonnie and Richard Cowden of Lee's Summit, MO; two sons and daughters-in-law Jack and Maxona Lawler of Hartville, MO, and Howard and Shirley Lawler of Rogersville, MO; 6 granddaughters Ann Poletti, Elaine Curtis, Valerie and Holly Cowden and Amy and Alyssa Lawler; two sisters Mary David of Springfield, MO, and Velma Curtis of Hartville, MO; one cousin, who was like a brother to her, Melvin Claxton of Hartville, MO; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.  She was born and raised near St. George, MO, and lived her entire life in the Wright County area.  She and Woodrow lovingly raised their family on their farm near Hartville where she was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.  Frances professed her faith in Christ at an early age and was a long time member of the New Home Freewill Baptist Church where she enjoyed her fellowship for as long as her health permitted.  She was a thoughtful and caring woman who was always willing to help anyone in need.  Whether it was with food, when someone passed away, or with a visit to someone who was sick, she was always there to do what she could to help.  She enjoyed spending time in her garden and liked growing beautiful flowers.  She loved having her family around her and especially enjoyed her granddaughters, who were very special to her.  Frances will be fondly remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and a caring friend and will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.  Burial New Home Cemetery.

Lawler, Lowell Wayne:
Lowell Wayne Lawler, son of George Vest and Nettie Victoria Wynn Lawler, was born Aug 6, 1920, in Wright County, MO.  He departed this life Aug 16, 1993, in the Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston, MO, at the age of 73 years and 10 days.  He was united in marriage to Ruth Lucille Riley, who preceded him in death on Feb 2, 1989.  He was also preceded in death by his parents; one infant brother Vernon Lawler, and one other brother Donald Lawler.  Lowell is survived by 4 sisters Vernice Bolian of Hartville, MO, Norma Bohannan of Falcon, MO, Velma Crisp of Springfield, MO, and Sylvia Lawler of Mountain Grove, MO; 1 brother Dwight Lawler of Hartville, MO; 2 step-sons Egbert Riley of Springfield, MO, and Eddie Riley of Ozark, MO; 3 nieces and 3 nephews; several great nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.  He was born and raised in Wright County and lived most of his life there.  He was employed as a civil service employee in the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, for many years.  After he returned from the military, he helped his father with his farm work while also continuing his job at the Fort.  He served his country faithfully in the U.S. Army from September of 1942 until March of 1946 during World War II.  He also was a member of the V.F.W.  Lowell was saved at an early age and had made his peace with the Lord.  He loved his family dearly and was especially fond of his great nieces and nephews.  He enjoyed fishing and gardening and liked sharing his homegrown produce with his neighbors and friends.  He also was an avid reader.  Lowell was greatly loved by his family and was considered a caring neighbor and friend.  He will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by all of his family and many friends.  Burial Cold Water Cemetery.

Lawler, Woodrow Thomas:
Woodrow Thomas Lawler, son of Claude Allen and Dolly Ann Austin Lawler, was born Nov 2, 1912, near Jerktail, in Wright County, MO.  He departed this life Sunday, Oct 15, 1995 in Cox Medical Center South, in Springfield, MO, at the age of 82 years, 11 months and 13 days.  On Oct 11, 1941, he was united in marriage to Frances Esther Gourley, and to this union 2 sons and 2 daughters were born.  He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife Frances on Mar 12, 1992.  Woodrow is survived by 2 sons and daughters-in-law Jack and Maxona Lawler of Hartville, MO, and Howard and Shirley Lawler of Rogersville, MO; 2 daughters and sons-in-law Judy and Marvin Cochran of Lebanon, MO, and Bonnie and Richard Cowden of Lee's Summit, MO; 6 graddaughters Ann, Elaine, Amy, Alyssa, Valerie and Holly; 2 great-granddaughters Katie and Kelsie; a brother Johnnie Wisdom of Hartville, MO; 2 sisters Lucy Keith and Retha Shull, both of Hartville, MO; a number of nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.  He was born and raised in Wright County and lived all of his life near Jerktail.  He owned and operated the family farm which was passed down from his grandfather.  He always worked hard and took good care of his stock.  Woodrow had professed his faith in Christ and was a long time member of New Home Freewill Baptist Church, where he served as Deacon.  Throughout the years, he would faithfully arrive early to open the church and make sure it was ready for services.  He also stayed to lock up the building after services were over.  For over 50 years, he was the caretaker of the New Home Cemetery and it was important to him that it always be kept well maintained and pretty.  He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He was devoted to his family and was especially close to his granddaughters and great-granddaughters.  Woodrow was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and uncle, and was a caring, Christian neighbor and friend.  He will be fondly remembered and greatly missed, but the memories he provided his family will live on forever.  Burial New Home Cemetery.

Lawson, Edith Geneva:
Edith Geneva Lawson, daughter of Samuel Hines and Ada Frances Robinett Scarborough, was born Mar 10, 1916, in Hartville, MO.  She departed this life Oct 4, 1990, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, MO, at the age of 74 years, 6 months and 24 days.  On Mar 9, 1933, she was united in marriage to Ernest Andrew Lawson and to this union 9 children were born.  She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter Vada Louise; and an infant brother.  Edith is survived by her husband Ernest of the home; 3 sons Sammy Robert and Noah Monroe (Davy) Lawson, both of Hartville, MO, and Larry Gene Lawson, Mansfield, MO; 5 daughters Sharon Kay Sawyers, Barbara Ann Kearns and Linda May Stigall, all of Hartville, MO, and Donna Sue (Susie) Pasley and Frances Virginia Long, both of Mountain Grove, MO; 19 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.  Edith had made her peace with the Lord and was ready to meet her Maker.  She enjoyed reading, writing, music and visiting with her friends and her family.  Edith will be fondly remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a caring friend.  Burial Steele Memorial Cemetery.

Lawson, Ernest Andrew:
Ernest Andrew Lawson, son of Noah and Nancy Rosella Wilson Lawson, was born Feb 27, 1910, in Dawson, MO.  He departed this life Oct 13, 1992, in his home near Hartville, MO, at the age of 82 years, 8 months, and 16 days.  On Mar 9, 1934, he was united in marriage to Edith Geneva Scarborough and to this union 9 children were born.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Geneva on Oct 4, 1990; 1 daughter Vada Louise Lawson; 3 brothers Burl, Lawrence and Willie Lawson; and 4 sisters Velma Cole, Bee Wolf, Jessie Carder and Etta Farr.  Ernest is survived by 5 daughters Frances Virginia Long of Mountain Grove, MO, and Sharon Kay Sawyers, Barbara Ann Kearns, Linda May Stigall and Donna Sue Pasley, all of Hartville, MO; 3 sons Larry Gene Lawson of Mansfield, MO, and Noah Monroe (Davy) and Sammy Robert Lawson, both of Hartville, MO; 1 sister Wilma Morrison of Mountain Grove, MO; 19 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.  He lived most all of his life in the Wright County area except for a short time around 1943 when he lived in California.  He worked as a farmer for most all of his life.  Ernest had made his peace with the Lord and was ready to meet his Maker.  His family was very important to him and he often told people how he was a millionaire because of the wealth of love from his children and grandchildren.  He greatly enjoyed visiting with his family and being involved in all of their activities and interests.  While he still had his health, he liked to fish and coon hunt.  Ernest was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother and was a caring neighbor and friend.  He will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by all of his family and many friends.  Burial Steele Memorial Cemetery.

Lemons, James Martin "Marty":
Lemons, Mark Alan:
James Martin "Marty" Lemons, age 22, and Mark Alan Lemons, age 20, sons of James C. and Joan Lawler Lemons, departed this life Tuesday, Dec 10, 1996, from injuries received in an automobile accident, east of Lebanon, MO.  They were preceded in death by their maternal grandarents Burgess and Geraldine Lawler; their paternal grandfather Ivan Lemons; and their maternal step-grandfather Doris McElwain.  Marty and Mark are survived by their parents Jim and Joan Lemons of the home; a brother Matt Lemons of the home; a sister and brother-in-law Mona and Steve Goslee of Hartville, MO; their paternal grandmother Ailene Lemons of Hartville, MO; a nephew Jacob Goslee; two nieces Katie and Grace Goslee; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.  Marty was born Apr 3, 1974, in Houston, MO, and graduated from Hartville High School in the Class of 1992.  He served his country faithfully in the U.S. Army for two and one half years, and was stationed at Fort Benning, GA, and Fort Riley, KS.  After he left the military, he returned to Hartville and had worked for the Premiere Manufacturing Company, the Bear Trailer Manufacturing Company, and for the last 6 weeks, had been employed by the Tracker Marine Boat Company in Lebanon.  In his spare time, he enjoyed being with his friends and working with them doing mechanic work on old cars.  Mark was born Jun 19, 1976, in Mansfield, MO, and graduated from Hartville High School in the Class of 1994.  For the last two and one half years he had been employed by the Tracker Marine Boat Company in Lebanon.  Nearly all of his spare time was spent hunting and fishing, and he also loved being with his friends.  Marty and Mark professed their faith in Christ and in December of 1985, were both baptized into membership in the Elk Creek Baptist Church.  Marty and Mark were loving sons, brothers, grandsons, and uncles, and were caring friends.  They will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by all of their family and many friends.  Burial Little Creek Cemetery.

Lemons, Lalah Louise:
Lalah Louise Lemons, daughter of Herman Clifford and Lucy Emily Lawler Keith, was born Jul 24, 1939, near Hartville, in Wright County, MO.  She departed this life Tuesday, Sep 24, 1996, in St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield, MO, at the age of 57 years and 2 months.  On Oct 4, 1957, she was united in marriage to Otis Lee Lemons and to this union two sons were born.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Otis, on Jul 30, 1990; and two brothers-in-law John Kelsay and Lloyd Sanders.  Lalah is survived by her two sons and daughters-in-law Terry and Wendy Lemons of Lebanon, MO, and Gary and Cindy Lemons of Hartville, MO; 8 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; a brother Faye Keith and his wife Dorotha of Independence, MO; a sister Kay Gregory and her husband Jim of Shreveport, LA; 4 sisters-in-law Jessie Kelsay, Mae Todd and Retha Sanders, all of Hartville, MO, and Dorothy Johnson and her husband Sam of Mansfield, MO; two brothers-in-law Orin Lemons and his wife Ruby, and Ancil Lemons and his wife Geneva, all of Haartville, MO; several nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.  She was born near High Point, where her parents owned and operated the High Point Store.  For one year, she attended the Cold Water School, finished her grade school years at the Glenwood School, and graduated from Hartville High School.  She and Otis married in 1957, while Otis was serving in the military, and they made their home at Fort Hood, TX, until 1959.  For the next 6 years they lived in the Odin community area and then moved to their family farm near Jerktail.  For approximately 5 years, she worked at the Tobin Hamilton Shoe Factory, and then for the H.D. Lee Company until 1991 when the factory closed.  She had been employed by the Thomas Apparel Company until her health began to fail.  Throughout the years, she was a devoted homemaker to her husband and family and also helped with the operation of the farm.  Lalah professed her faith in Christ and was baptized early in her life.  She was an active member of the New Home Free Will Baptist Church in Wright County.  For many years, she lovingly cared for her parents and others who needed special attention.  Her family was very important to her and she was especially fond of her grandchildren.  Besides her work, she also found enjoyment in cooking for her family.  Lalah was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt, and was a caring neighbor and friend.  She will be fondly remembered and greatly missed, but the memories she created for her family and friends will live on forever.  Burial in New Home Cemetery.

Lemons, Otis Lee:
Otis Lee Lemons, son of Elmer Ernest and Gertie Izetta Davidson Lemons, was born Aug 27, 1934, in Wright County, MO.  He departed this life Jul 30, 1990, in his home near Hartville, MO, at the age of 55 years, 11 months and 3 days.  On Oct 4, 1957, he was united in marriage to Lalah Louise Keith and to this marriage two sons were born.  He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Darrell Lemons.  Otis is survived by his wife Lalah of the home; 2 sons Terry Lemons, Lebanon, MO, and Gary Lemons, Hartville, MO; 4 sisters Jessie Kelsay, Mae Todd and Retha Sanders, all of Hartville, MO, and Dorothy Johnson, Mansfield, MO; 2 brothers Orin and Ancil Lemons, both of Hartville, MO; 6 grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.  He was born and raised in Wright County, MO, and lived and worked most of his life on the family dairy farm.  From 1957 to 1959, he served his country faithfully in the U.S. Army.  Otis had professed his faith in Christ and was a member of the Little Creek Baptist Church.  He rededicated his life to Christ 4 weeks ago.  He enjoyed working on his farm and in his spare time he liked to fish and hunt.  Otis will be fondly remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and a caring friend.  Burial New Home Cemetery.

Lemons, Robert William:
Robert William Lemons, son of James Thomas and Mary Cordelia Bledsoe Lemons, was born Dec 13, 1903, near Hartville, MO.  He departed this life Tuesday, Apr 1, 1997, in the Hartville Care Center in Hartville, MO, at the age of 93 years, 3 months, and 8 days.  He was preceded in death by his parents; 5 brothers Virgil, Elmer, Walter, Ivan, and Lawrence Lemons; and 6 sisters Ethie Taylor, Nora Wood, Alda Kilfoy, Laura Swanigan, Jewell Goswick and Ruby Robertson.  Robert is survived by 2 sisters-in-law Ailene Lemons of Hartville, MO, and Edna Lemons of Granton, WI; a number of nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.  He was born and raised in the Little Creek community area and lived all of his life in Wright County, near Hartville.  For many years he operated a farm with his brother.  Robert was saved at an early age and was of the Baptist faith.  His family was very special to him, and he enjoyed spending time with them.  He liked working on the farm and also enjoyed playing the mandolin in his spare time.  Robert will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.  Burial Little Creek Cemetery.

Lewis, Bessie Elvelma:
Bessie E. Lewis, daughter of William W. and Lou Dora Lewis, was born Nov 19, 1907, at Manes, MO.  She departed this life Saturday, Nov 1, 1997, in the Hartville Care Center, at the age of 89 years, 11 months, and 12 days.  She was preceded in death by her parents; and 2 brothers Everett and Elmer Lewis.  Bessie is survived by a sister-in-law Jewell Lewis; a niece and her husband Kirby and Larry Crisp; 2 great-nieces Abbey Beckett and Ashley Crisp; a great-nephew Jeff Crisp; Everett's daughter Jeannette and her family; a cousin Marie Oliphant and her family; and several other cousins.  She grew up along with her 2 brothers Everett and Elmer, on the family's farm on the banks of the Gasconade River.  Bessie, a member of the Manes Baptist Church, loved to garden and take care of the animals.  In 1951, the family sold their farms and moved to Mountain Grove.  She was always devoted to her parents.  They were often complimented for their lovely gardens.  Bessie cared for her parents until their deaths, and then became a caregiver to an older lady.  When her health began to fail, she and her niece Kirby Crisp decided she should live in a retirement home.  After some heart problems, she was a resident at Heritage Manor where she enjoyed visiting with all.  In July of 1993, she became one of the first residents of Hartville Care Center to be closer to her niece Kirby Crisp and family, who have cared for Bessie the past several years.  Aunt Bessie was special to all who knew her.  Burial Hillcrest Cemetery.

Lilley, Novella Faye Pearman:
Novella Faye Pearman Lilley, daughter of William and Ella Choate Barr, was born Nov 3, 1903, near Hartville, MO.  She departed this life on Nov 3, 1995, after a long illness at Primrose Place in Springfield, MO, at the age of 92 years.  She was united in marriage to Clarence Pearman who preceded her in death in 1967.  She later married William Lilley and he also preceded her in death.  A son, Harold, was killed in action during World War II and a grandson, Jimmy Ray Pearman, died in infancy in 1955.  A stepson Bill Lilley, Jr., 3 sisters Essie McDaris, Oma Lawson, and Ivey Meyers, and a niece Olive DeVoe, also preceded her in death.  A brother Raymond Barr passed away only two weeks ago.  Novella is survived by two sons, John and Carl Pearman, and a daughter Olive Hampton.  Also surviving are 9 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandson, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.  She is also survived by a step-daughter Janice Hatchett.  Novella lost her mother at an early age and came to live with her Uncle John and Aunt Ollie O'Dell until she married Clarence.  Novella lived in the Little Creek community all her adult life.  She stayed at home and raised her children, helped take care of several of her grandchildren, and was a good neighbor and friend.  She was especially close to her brother, Raymond.  She leaves many friends and relatives.  She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and friend.  She was always active in the Little Creek Church until her health failed, and early on gave her life to Christ.  Novella was especially devastated by the loss of Harold during World War II.  However, she managed to carry on and raised her family.  During her later years she suffered a great deal with various medical ailments which caused her much pain and sufferings.  She passes on now to what we all believe is a much better place, to be with her son Harold and other loved ones.  She will be fondly remembered and sorely missed until we all are reunited.  Burial Little Creek Cemetery.

Logan, William T. "Bill":
William T. "Bill" Logan, son of John Morgan and Mary Anna Merck Logan, was born Jan 6, 1918, in Balmorhea, TX.  He departed this life Oct 31, 1992, in his home near Hartville, MO, at the age of 74 years, 9 months, and 25 days.  On Nov 12, 1946, he was united in marriage to Wilma Lea Pearl and to this union 4 daughters were born.  He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother Johnny Logan.  Bill is survived by his wife Wilma of the home; 4 daughters Donna Maxwell and her husband Weldon of Tucson, AZ, Joan Douglas and her husband Robert of Mansfield, MO, Beverly Casey and her husband Clark of Ferndale, WA, and Joy Logan and her fiancee Wayne Huber of Mansfield, MO; 1 sister Lorene Flutsch of Fort McKavett, TX; 11 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and 2 step-grandchildren and 1 grandson-in-law; a number of nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.  He was born and raised in West Texas and lived his early adult years there, also.  He worked as a cowboy on ranches in Texas and during this time he met and married Wilma.  Shortly after they were married, they moved to Missouri and Bill started working with farmers in the dairy business.  He continued in this endeavor for 40 years, even after they made their home in the Hartville/Mansfield area.  Bill joined the I.O.O.F. Lodge at Mountain Grove and then moved his membership to the Hartville Lodge.  He had served as a past Noble Grand.  He was a member of the Top of the Ozarks R.C. and D. Council and was a representative of the University of Missouri Extension Office in the Wright County area.  He was a man of many interests and was always researching and learning about something new that intrigued him.  He was well respected and thought of by the farmers with whom he worked and visited, and was greatly loved by his family and close friends.  He enjoyed muzzle loading, hunting and taking fishing trips, and also was a champion bowler.  Bill was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother, and was a kind and caring neighbor and friend.  He will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by all of his family and his many friends.  Burial Steele Memorial Cemetery.

Long, Clyde Eldon:
Clyde Eldon Long, son of Roy and Sylvia Holdcroft Long, was born Feb 3, 1919 in Wright County, MO.  He departed this life Sunday, Aug 7, 1994, in St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield, MO, at the age of 75 years, 6 months, and 4 days.  On May 3, 1936, he was united in marriage to Ruth Geneva McNealy and to this union 3 sons and a daughter were born.  On Jan 11, 1983, he was united in marriage to Wilma Mae Jones.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Ruth; a brother Frank Long; and a sister Mae Long.  Clyde is survived by his wife Wilma of the home; 3 sons and daughters-in-law Owen and Beulah Long, Donald and Cathern Long, all of Hartville, MO, and Ronnie and Connie Long of Phoenix, AZ; a daughter and son-in-law Bettie and Harvey Whipple of Lebanon, MO; a step-son Bruce Coday of Hartville, MO; a step-daughter Loretta Pyatt and her husband Dean of Hartville, MO; a sister Mildred Barr of Hartville, MO; his mother-in-law Ruby Jones of Grovespring, MO; 7 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; one step-granddaughter; a number of nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.  He was born on the family farm near Grovespring where he lived almost all of his life.  For a short time, he lived in Marshfield before returning to the farm.  Throughout his life, he worked as an auctioneer and farmer and also raised horses.  Clyde professed his faith in Christ at an early age and was a member of Little Creek Baptist Church near Hartville.  He was a member of the Registered Fox Trotters Association and enjoyed trail rides and trading horses.  He loved life and lived each moment to the fullest.  He was an active member of the Grovespring Senior Citizens and liked playing cards.  He had a keen sense of humor and would often play practical jokes on his family and friends.  He also enjoyed fishing in his spare time.  Clyde was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother, and was a caring neighbor and friend.  He will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by all of his family and many friends.  Burial Little Creek Cemetery.

Long, Edna Callie:
Edna Callie Long, daughter of Franklin F. and Viola Belle Garrett O'Dell, was born Jan 19, 1905 in Wright County, MO.  She departed this life Dec 30, 1992, in the Mansfield Nursing Home in Mansfield, MO, at the age of 87 years, 11 months, and 11 days.  On Dec 23, 1922, she was united in marriage to Marion Otis Long and to this union was born one son.  Together Edna and Otis celebrated 70 years of marriage this last month.  She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother Aaron O'Dell; and one sister Leta Mae O'Dell.  Edna is survived by her husband Otis of the home; one son and daughter-in-law Bill and Sue Long of Springfield, MO; one grandson Phillip Long of Fort Collins, CO; two sisters Claudine Clark of Hartville, MO, and Opal O'Dell of Lebanon, MO; a number of nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.  She lived most all of her life in the Wright County area except for a few years, shortly after she and Otis were married, when they moved to the West.  For most of their married years, she and Otis lived on their family farm near Hartville and worked side by side doing whatever chores needed to be done.  Edna professed her faith in Christ and was a long time, faithful member of the Little Creek Baptist Church.  She greatly enjoyed her church fellowship for as long as her health allowed.  She was a member of the Little Creek Home Economics Club and enjoyed doing handwork projects such as sewing, crocheting, and needlepoint.  She also liked the outdoors and working in her garden and occasionally liked to write poetry.  Edna was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister, and was a caring neighbor and friend.  She will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by all of her family and many friends.  Burial Little Creek Cemetery.

Long, Florence O. "Foxy":
Florence O. Long, daughter of Lewis Nathan and LaVada Mary Hart Pruett, was born Jan 4, 1920, in Wright County, MO.  She departed this life Feb 17, 1993, in St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield, MO, at the age of 73 years, 1 month and 13 days.  On Oct 16, 1958, she was united in marriage to John Alton Long.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband John on Mar 9, 1984; 2 infant brothers; and 1 infant sister.  Florence is survived by 1 daughter Opal Lee Leach and her husband James of Germany; 2 sons James Edward Long and his wife Carmen of Hatfield, AR, and David Wayne Long of Springfield, MO; 5 grandchildren James Edward Long, Jr., Robert Allen Long, Tabitha Lee Dixon, Delta Dawn Long and John Henry William Long; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law Bob and Ruth Pruett of Springfield, MO, and Glenn and Betty Pruett of Kissimmee, FL; one sister and brother-in-law Betty and Wayne Walters of Bowling Green, MO; several nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.  She was born and raised in Wright County and attended the Hartville School.  She lived most all of her adult life in the Hartville and Grovespring area excet for a short time that she lived in California.  She was a devoted homemaker and together with her husband John co-owned the Long Fish Farm for many years.  She greatly loved the outdoors and enjoyed going to the Crazy Corner and visiting with her friends.  She took an active interest in C.B. radio from whence came her handle "Foxy."  She also enjoyed listening to the Hartville Eagles basketball games and following the team's progress throughout their season.  Florence was a loving mother, grandmother and sister, and was a caring neighbor and friend.  She will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by her family and many friends.  Burial Steele Memorial Cemetery.

Long, Lillie Viola:
Lillie Viola Long, daughter of Alfred and Diana Melvina "Annie" Allen Owens, was born Nov 14, 1910, in Owens, MO.  She departed this life Jan 9, 1993, in her home in Hartville, MO, at the age of 82 years, 1 month and 25 days.  On May 19, 1928, she was united in marriage to Ray Howard Long and to this union 3 sons and 1 daughter were born.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Ray on Mar 8, 1969; 1 infant son; 1 daughter Ilene Schies; 8 brothers John, Jack, Willie, Lavan, Ottie, Ruben, Edward and Everett Owens; and 6 sisters Lizzie Sparks, Fannie Saladin, Josie Mayfield, Laveda Piland, Aurora Schreiner and Pansy Davis.  Lillie is survived by 2 sons Don and Dwaine Long, both of St. Robert, MO; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters Bertha Gregory of Hartville, MO, and Cora Dixon of Selma, CA; 1 brother Floyd Owens of Norwood, MO; a number of nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.  She lived most all of her life in the Wright County area where after they were married she and Ray lovingly raised their family on the farm that Ray's family had owned and farmed for many years.  Besides working with her husband on the farm, she was employed by the Brown Shoe Factory for a few years and also managed the Fincher Store in Hartville for some time.  In earlier years, Lillie had attended the Sunshine Church and had attended the Hartville First Freewill Baptist Church for the past 20 years.  She greatly enjoyed her church fellowship and had made her peace with the Lord.  She was always a hard worker and a devoted homemaker to her husband and family.  She enjoyed having her children and grandchildren around her whenever she could.  Lillie was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt, and was a kind and caring neighbor and friend.  She will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by all her family and all those who knew and loved her.  Burial Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Long, Mae Irene:
Mae Irene Long, daughter of Roy and Sylvia Holdcroft Long, was born May 2, 1922, near Grovespring, MO.  She departed this life Feb 22, 1993, in her home near Grovespring, MO, at the age of 70 years, 9 months, and 20 days.  She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother Frank Long.  Mae is survived by one brother Clyde Long of Grovespring, MO; one sister Mildred Barr of Hartville, MO; a number of nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.  She lived her entire life in Wright County, MO, and was always a very special part of her family.  For the last 20 years, she had made her home with her brother Clyde.  Mae enjoyed receiving greeting cards and, over the years, had made quite a collection.  She would take them out and look at them over and over and appreciate the prettiness of each card's design.  She was always a friendly person and enjoyed being with people.  She was particularly close to her brother and sister and to all of her nieces and nephews.  Mae was a loving and caring sister and aunt and was a kind and concerned neighbor and friend.  She will be fondly remembered and missed by all of her family and many friends.  Burial Little Creek Cemetery.

Long, Marion Otis:
Marion Otis Long, son of Wilbert and Ellen Pierson Long, was born Jul 31, 1901, on a farm north of Hartville in Wright County, MO.  He departed this life Thursday, Nov 11, 1993, in Cox Medical Center South in Springfield, MO, at the age of 92 years, 3 months and 11 days.  On Dec 23, 1922, he was united in marriage to Callie Edna O'Dell, and to this union one son was born.  Together they shared 70 years before Edna's passing on Dec 30, 1992.  He was also preceded in death by his parents; and one brother Earl Long.  Otis is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Bill and Sue (Claxton) Long of Springfield, MO; a grandson Phil Long of Fort Collins, CO; two sisters-in-law Claudine Clark of Hartville, MO, and Opal O'Dell of Lebanon, MO; several nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.  He did many types of work in his lifetime including driving a truck to Springfield and St. Louis, timbering, working as a ranch foreman, driving a gasoline truck and doing pipefitting at an oil refinery in the state of Wyoming, and also was a traffic control officer at a shipyard in California during World War II.  But first, and foremost, Otis was a farmer and rancher on the family farm, which had been in the Long family for more than one hundred years.  He cleared, cultivated, seeded, and fenced almost all of this land and kept it brush hogged and clean.  He was a true lover of the land.  He was a longtime active member of the Little Creek Baptist Church and was very involved in the Little Creek community throughout the years.  He had served on the board of directors for the road, church, and cemetery.  Otis was a loving father, grandfather, brother, and uncle and was a kind and caring neighbor and friend.  He will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his family, community, church, and friends.  Burial Little Creek Cemetery.

Long, Vencie Lavern:
Vencie Lavern Long, son of James H. and Addie Long, was born Feb 1, 1923 in Shenandoah, IA.  He departed this life Nov 26, 1989, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, MO, at the age of 66 years, 9 months, and 25 days.  On Jun 7, 1944, he was united in marriage to Pauline Adamson.  He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister Vergie McCulley; and two brothers Ancil and Sol Williams.  Vencie is survived by his wife Pauline of the home; one daughter Joyce Zimmerman, Kansas City, MO; two sons Larry Long, Blue Springs, MO, and Bill Long, Hartville, MO; 3 sisters Burnice Cantrell, Hartville, MO, Inez Snow, Grovespring, MO, and Mary Starnes, Norwalk, CA; 3 brothers Leslie Williams, Medera, CA, Joe Williams, Sweet Springs, MO, and Homer Williams, Lebanon, MO; 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; also a host of other relatives and friends.  He lived all his life in Wright County, MO, and made his home on the family farm.  He had been employed by the Missouri Highway Department at the Manes shed for 20 years, retiring from there in 1984.  Vencie served his country faithfully in the U.S. Army Air Corps.  He was a long time member of the Hartville American Legion.  He was a member of the New Home Freewill Baptist Church and had served as a deacon.  He enjoyed woodworking and especially liked making toys for children.  He also enjoyed spending time visiting with his friends.  Vencie will be fondly remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and a caring friend.  Burial New Home Cemetery.

Loomis, Lena Evelyn:
Lena Evelyn Loomis, daughter of Jeremiah Daniel and Josie Pearl Wadsworth Milligan, was born Nov 7, 1917, in Oilton, OK.  She departed this life Dec 15, 1989, in the Mercy Tri-County Hospital, Mansfield, MO, at the age of 72 years, 1 month and 15 days.  On Nov 7, 1933, she was united in marriage to Rollin David Loomis.  She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister Zona Patterson; and 3 brothers Glen, Berlin and Hershel Milligan.  Evelyn is survived by her husband Rollin of the home; one daughter Marlene Jones, Hartville, MO; one son Robert E. Loomis, Phoenix, AZ; 2 brothers Daniel Milligan, Beamont, TX, and Marshall Milligan, Seminole, OK; 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; also a host of other relatives and friends.  She was born in Oilton, OK, and then moved with her parents to Wynona, OK, where her father worked in the oil fields.  After her marriage, Evelyn and Rollin made their home in Phoenix, AZ, for several years before settling in Hartville, MO. in 1970.  Evelyn accepted Jesus as her Savior at an early age and served him faithfully with her musical talent, playing the piano and organ for several churches during her life.  She enjoyed crafts, cooking, music, and was a devoted wife and homemaker.  Evelyn will be fondly remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and a caring friend.  Burial Steele Memorial Cemetery.

Lunsford, Ruby May:
Ruby May Lunsford, daughter of Ellis Daniel and Ethel Adella Hudson Perryman, was born Jun 16, 1933, near Niangua, MO.  She departed this life Nov 19, 1991, in St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield, MO, at the age of 58 years, 5 months and 3 days.  On Jun 1, 1953, she was united in marriage to Kenneth Jinks and to this union two daughters and one son were born.  Kenneth preceded her in death on Nov 30, 1985, and she was also preceded in death by her parents.  On Apr 18, 1990, she was united in marriage to William Darris Lunsford.  Ruby is survived by her husband Darris of the home; 1 son Ricky Jinks of the home; 2 daughters Joyce Couser of Kansas City, MO, and Rita Moore of Grovespring, MO; 5 brothers Virgil, Ervin, Richard and Lorraine Perryman, all of Springfield, MO, and James Perryman of Lebanon, MO; 4 sisters Norma Thompson of Kimberling City, MO, and Bonnie Price, Donna Davenport and Irene Meyers, all of Springfield, MO; 8 grandchildren and 3 step-grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.  She was born and raised in Wright County and lived there throughout most of her life.  For a number of years she worked for the H. D. Lee Company in Lebanon and was a devoted homemaker and mother.  Ruby professed her faith in Christ at an early age and was a long time member of the Little Vine Freewill Baptist Church.  She was always faithful to attend services whenever the doors of the church were open.  She enjoyed going to the local cafe to have coffee and visit with friends and also liked to attend Senior Citizens.  Quilting and sewing were two of her favorite pastimes.  Ruby will be fondly remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and a caring friend.  A precious one from us is gone.  A voice we loved is still.  A place is vacant in her home that never can be filled.  Her life's trials are all over.  The victory has been won.  Though it is so hard to say farewell, God's will be done.  Burial Little Vine Cemetery.

Luthi, Scott Wayne:
Scott Wayne Luthi, son of Clarence Wayne and Cecile LaVon Vratton Luthi, was born Jul 23, 1947, in Topeka, KS.  He departed this life Wednesday, Oct 11, 1995, in Cox Medical Center South, in Springfield, MO, at the age of 48 years, 2 months and 18 days.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  Scott is survived by a sister Cathy Luthi of Topeka, KS; several cousins; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.  He was born and raised in Topeka, KS, and graduated from high school there.  He moved to the Wichita area for several years and in the late 1970's, relocated to the state of Missouri.  He made his home in the Gainesville area for 3 or 4 years, before moving to Wright County several months ago.  Throughout the years, he liked dealing in antiques and had done some refinishing work.  He had a great interest in the Amish communities and appreciated many of their customs.  He was a unique individual with an ability to make people feel comfortable.  He possessed an engaging personality and loved being around people.  He also enjoyed gardening and growing beautiful flowers.  Scott will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by all of his family and many friends.  Burial Steele Memorial Cemetery.

Lynch, Golda Jane:
Golda Jane Lynch, daughter of John Allen and Viola Jane Linder Fain, was born Feb 10, 1922, in Webster County, MO.  She departed this life May 15, 1991 in the St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, MO, at the age of 69 years, 3 months and 5 days.  In September of 1937, she was united in marriage to Walter Henry Todd and to this union 3 sons and 1 daughter were born.  Walter preceded her in death on Nov 22, 1966.  On Jun 1, 1974, she was united in marriage to Roy Glen Lynch.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers Ervin and Elbert Fain; and one sister Anna Davidson.  Golda is survived by her husband Roy of the home; 3 sons Clyde Todd of Hartville, MO, Carl Todd of Springfield, MO, and Carrel Jay Todd of Independence, MO; 1 daughter Christene Joy Shull of Independence, MO; 2 step-sons Glen Lynch of Hendersonville, NC, and Ronald Lynch of Independence, MO; 3 step-daughters Barbara Wright of Flat Rock, NC, Donna Parman of Gladstone, MO, and Janice Meyers of Topeka, KS; 8 grandchildren; 9 step-grandchildren and 2 step-great-grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.  She was born and raised in Webster County and lived there until her marriage to Walter Todd.  She and Walter then made their home in Wright County and lived there for many years.  After she and Roy were married, they made their home in Kansas City, MO, for a few years, but have lived most of the time in the Hartville area.  She was a devoted homemaker who loved her family dearly.  Golda was baptized and became a member of the Church of Christ in 1962.  She was a very faithful member and loved working in the church.  She liked to help people whenever she could.  She also enjoyed doing handwork and liked to piece quilts in her spare time.  Golda will be fondly remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and a caring friend.


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