Sissell, Jason, d. 2011 - Skea, Charley B., d. 1973

Sissel, Jason Lee 14 Jul 1986 - 25 Oct 2011 SN-L 28 2011

[Note: Son of Danny & Karen (Key) Sissel; married 10 Oct 2010 Jacinda Kay Adams]

            Jason Lee Sissel, 25, Spokane. Arrangements: Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

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Sissel, Jason Lee 14 Jul 1986 - 25 Oct 2011 CCH-N 2 Nov 2011

            Jason Lee Sissel, 25, Spokane, died Oct. 25, 2011, as a result of an accidental drowning. He was born July 14, 1986, the son of Danny and Karen (Key) Sissel. He graduated from Spokane High School in 2005, and on October 10, 2010, he and Jacinda Kay Adams were united in marriage. Jason was a dry wall finisher and worked with his brother for Dynamic Drywall. He was an outdoorsman, enjoying canoeing, fishing and hunting and riding his motorcycle. Jason was an avid arrowhead collector. Survivors include: His wife, Jacinda; his seven month old son, Lane Lee Sissel; his parents, Danny and Karen Sissel, Highlandville; two brothers, Adam Sissel and wife Brandi, Nixa, and Daniel Sissel, Nixa; a sister, Jennifer Sissel, Highlandville; two nephews, Ethan, and Dalton; a niece, Abbi; a grandmother, Peggy Drane, Montana; his parents-in-law, Cindy Newberg, Highlandville, and Richard and Mary Adams, Buffalo; his best friend, Levi Strader, Highlandville; and many other relatives and friends. Services were 2 p.m. Oct. 29, at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Pastor Richard Lee officiating. Burial followed in Highlandville Cemetery. Visitation was 5 to 7:00 p.m. Oct. 28 at the funeral home.

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Sissel, Jason Lee 14 Jul 1986 - 25 Oct 2011 AdamsFH

            Jason Lee Sissel, age 25, of Spokane, died Tuesday, October 25, 2011, as a result of an accidental drowning while enjoying a beautiful day hunting arrowheads. He was born July 14, 1986, the son of Danny and Karen (Key) Sissel. He graduated from Spokane High School in 2005, and on October 10, 2010 he and Jacinda Kay Adams were united in marriage. Jason was a dry wall finisher and worked with his brother for Dynamic Drywall. He was an outdoorsman, enjoying canoeing, fishing and hunting, and riding his motorcycle. Jason was an avid arrowhead collector. Survivors include: His wife, Jacinda; his seven month old son, Lane Lee Sissel; his parents, Danny and Karen Sissel, Highlandville; two brothers, Adam Sissel and wife Brandi, Nixa, and Daniel Sissel, Nixa; a sister, Jennifer Sissel, Highlandville; two nephews, Ethan, and Dalton; a niece, Abbi; a grandmother, Peggy Drane, Montana; his parents-in-law, Cindy Newberg, Highlandville, and Richard and Mary Adams, Buffalo; his best friend, Levi Strader, Highlandville; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Saturday, October 29, at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Pastor Richard Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Highlandville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 P M on Friday at the funeral home. 


Sissell, Jeanie (Graham) Tarr 29 Jun 1925 - 5 Feb 2007 SN-L 7 Feb 2007

[Note: Daughter of Robert & Letitia (Dolamore) Graham; married ? Tarr; married 11 Jun 1977 Carroll "Sonny” Sissell]

Jeanie Sissell, age 81, of Nixa, passed away Monday, February 5, 2007 in St. John's Hospital, Springfield, Missouri. She was born on June 29, 1925 in Ferndale, Michigan, the daughter of Robert and Letitia Dolamore Graham. On June 11, 1977, she was united in marriage to Carroll "Sonny” Sissell. Jeanie was a member of North Nixa Baptist Church. She loved traveling, and cooking was one of her specialties. Over the years she had collected over three thousand cookbooks. Jeanie was survived by her husband, Sonny Sissell, a daughter Shirley Lawson and husband, Stan, Converse, Texas; two sons, Richard Tarr and wife, Sandra, of Mountain City, Texas, Ronald Tarr and wife, Margie, of Ovilla, Texas; one brother, Roy Graham and wife, Gerry, of Byron Center, Michigan; one sister, Grace Walker, of Clawson, Michigan; a brother-in-law Bill Amann, of Gainsville, Florida; six grandchildren and six great-grand-children. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Margaret Amann. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the North Nixa Baptist Church, with the Reverend Jerry Francisco officiating. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in Adams Funeral Home, at 109 North Truman Boulevard, Nixa. Burial will follow in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to North Nixa Baptist Church Youth Ministries.

 

Sissell, Lois Devee (Lawton) 17 Jun 1915 - 14 Jul 1980  OH 17 Jul 1980 p11

[Note: Daughter of ? & Trula ( ) Lawton; married Carroll “Pat” Sissell 24 Jun 1910 - 24 Sep 1998]

Services for Mrs. Lois D. Sissell, 65, Rt. 2, Nixa, were held Wednesday in Cavalry Bible Church with the Revs, Joseph Fahl and Bill Lee officiating. Burial was in McConnell Cemetery under direction of Harris of Nixa. Mrs. Sissell died Monday at her home after an illness of several months. A resident of Nixa since 1968, she was a member of First Baptist Church of Gainesville. Survivors include her husband, Pat; two sons, Carroll F., Harkingen, Texas and James, Nixa; three daughters, Miss Mary Sissell, Savanna, Okla., Mrs. Bonnie Pruett, Seymour, and Mrs. Martha Stone, San Benito, Texas; her mother, Mrs. Trula Lawton, Gainesville; a brother, George W. Lawton, Louisville, Ky; 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

 

Sito, Anthony George 22 Apr 1924 - 27 Oct 1998  CCH-N 4 Nov 1998

[Note: Son of Andrew & Agnes (Kluk) Sito]

Anthony George Sito, age 75, died Tuesday, October 27, in his home in Ozark. He was born April 22, 1924 in Hudson, Pennsylvania, and was the son of Andrew and Agnes (Kluk) Sito. Anthony was an Army veteran of World War II. He volunteered, at the age of 15. At the age of 17, he graduated from Fort Benning, Georgia, as a Second Lieutenant, in the infantry. At 18, and a member of VI Corps, 5th Army, he fought in the battle of Italy. He became a prisoner of war in Poland, escaped and joined the Polish underground. He was later captured by the Russian forces, who intended to shoot him because they believed he was German, partially because of his blonde hair. The Polish underground intervened on his behalf to save his life. The Russians then repatriated him to Port Said, Egypt, where the F.B.I. interrogated him about his experience Russia. He was then taken to Walter Reed Hospital in Washington weighting only 90 pounds. After termination of W.W. II he served a year on the front line in the Korean War. He served 11 years and left the service as a First Lieutenant and one of Uncle Sam's forgotten people. He is survived by three brothers, Frank Sito, Myrtle Beach, SC; Louis Sito, Edison, NJ; and Walter Sito in Islen, NJ; twenty six nieces and nephews. A brother John Sito preceded him in death in 1972. Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 4, in Plains, Pennsylvania, with burial following. Local arrangements were under the direction of Adam's Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Sittler, Murrel 12 Jul 1890 - Apr 1973 OH 19 Apr 1973 p13

[Note: Son of Otta & ? (  ) Sittler; married Margie Dreddendoll 1890 - 1969]

Funeral services for Murrel Sittler, 82, of Route 2, Billings, were held Monday at the Cantrell Chapel in Billings with Cecil Ladd and Bruce Conrad officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery. He is survived by one son, Jack of Las Vegas, Nev. and two sisters, Mrs. Frances Belber, Hutchinson, Kan. and Mrs. Stella Conrad, Peculiar, MO.

 

Sizemore, Cynthia Lee (Henderson) 1953 - 14 Jan 1990 OH 25 Jan 1990

[Note: Daughter of Jim & Pearl (  ) Henderson; married Ray Sizemore]

Cynthia Lee Sizemore, 36. of Ozark, died at 6:03 p.m. Jan. 14 in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. Mrs. Sizemore was born in St. Louis and was a registered nurse at St. John's Health Center. She is survived by her parents, Jim and Pearl Henderson, Lebanon; her husband, Ray, Ozark; stepdaughter, Missy; a sister, Terry Lynn Cromer and her two children. Services were held at 2 p.m. Jan 18 at Holman Funeral Home, Lebanon. Burial was at Mount Rose Memorial Park, Lebanon. Memorial contributions may go to the American Diabetes Association, Ozarks Chapter, 2014 S. Oak Grove, Springfield.

 

Skaggs, Bobbie Gene 18 Sep 1934 - 7 Apr 2005 SN-L 9 Apr 2005 & SN-L 10 Apr 2005

[Note: Son of Marion Clinton & Hattie Christine (Coker) Skaggs; married 22 Oct 1955 Barbara Cook]

Bobbie Gene Skaggs, 70, Springfield, passed from this life, with his wife and family by his side, at 5:50 p.m. Thursday, April 7, 2005, at St. John's Hospital, Springfield, after a brief illness. He was born September 18, 1934, in Boaz, Missouri, the son of Marion C. and Hattie (Coker) Skaggs. Bob grew up in Boaz and graduated from Clever High School in 1953. He married Barbara Cook on October 22, 1955, and they lived in Clever 33 years before moving to Springfield nearly two years ago. He was a Lab Technician for Mid America Dairy for 41 years, retiring in 1995. He was a member of the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, Boaz. Bob was an active member of the Gate of the Temple Masonic Lodge #422, the York Rite, the Abou Ben Adhem Shrine, the White Mustang Unit, the Yaban Club, and others, all in Springfield. He had served as Potentate Aide for ten years. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Kenneth. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, of the home; his mother-in-law, Jessie Cook, Republic; two brothers, Danny Skaggs and his wife, Rose, and Joe Skaggs, both of Springfield; two sisters, Ruth Cox and her husband, Byron, Clever, and Sharon Sikes and her friend, Justin, Overland Park, Kan.; six nieces and five nephews; other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 11, 2005, at Meadors Funeral Home, Clever, with Rev. Herbert Ward officiating. Burial will follow in Frazier Cemetery, Boaz. Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home, with Masonic Rites by Bill Moore, being held at 3 p.m. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Abou Ben Adhem Preservation Fund or Frazier Cemetery.

 

Skaggs, Charles Bruton 24 Aug 1882 - 25 Jul 1957      CCR 1 Aug 1957 p1

[Note: Son of James G. & Mary E. (Wise) Skaggs; married 1 Jan 1905 Nora Ellen Raper 15 Feb 1888 - 25 Jun 1986]

Funeral services for Charles Benton Skaggs, 75, [note - correct middle name is Bruton] who died Thursday, July 26 at Springfield Baptist hospital following a short illness, were held Sunday, July 28 at 2:00 p.m. in the Riverdale Baptist Church with Rev. Earl French and Rev. Roscoe Harding officiating. Burial was in Jones Cemetery under direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Nixa. A native of the Boaz community between Nixa and Clever, Mr. Skaggs was a prominent and well known farmer in the Riverdale community, southwest of Ozark, for many years. In 1905, he was married to Nora Ellen Raper and they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary New Year’s Day 1956. He was a longtime member of the Riverdale Baptist church. He was also an ardent Republican and served several years as a member of the Christian County Republican committee. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nora Ellen Skaggs; two sons, Oscar Skaggs of route 1, Ozark, and William Skaggs of Ozark; three daughters, Mrs. Walter Brazeale of route 1, Ozark, Mrs. James Collins of Ozark and Mrs. Leo Tennis of Fort Morgan, Colo.; nine grandchildren; one brother, Robert Skaggs of Cleer; and two sisters, Mrs. Laura Ellen Holbart of Ozark and Mrs. Belle Shipman of Sparta, other relatives and a multitude of friends.

 

Skaggs, Cora B. (Johnson) 23 Feb 1874 - 14 Sep 1930 CCR 18 Sep 1930 p1

[Note: Daughter of E. M. & Sarah (Short) Johnson; married 15 Jun 1894 Robert David Skaggs 1874 - 10 Nov 1957]

Mrs. R. D. Skaggs, age 56 years and six months, died at her home in Clever Sunday morning, Sept. 14. The funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Frazier chapel by Rev. Wesley Caughron. Burial was under the direction of the Maples Funeral Home of Clever. She is survived by the husband and three children, Brady, of Clever, Mrs. Grace Carter of Crane, and Rasha of the home. Those who attended the services from Ozark were Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Holbert; from Sparta, Dr. and Mrs. H.J. Wise, Mrs. R.J. Wise, and Mrs. Laura Duelin; Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey Shipman and family of McCracken, Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Skaggs, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Stapp, Mr. and Mrs. James Collins, all of Riverdale, and Mr. and Mrs. Hershell Jones of Nixa.

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Skaggs, Cora B. (Johnson) 23 Feb 1874 - 14 Sep 1930 CCR 18 Sep 1930 p8

Cora Skaggs was born Feb. 23, 1874. She was married to R.D. Skaggs June 15, 1894. To this union were born three children, two sons and one daughter, Brady and Horatio of Clever, and Mrs. Grace Carter of Crane. She was converted some 35 years ago and united with Mt. Sinai Baptist church and has remained a faithful member until the time of her death. She died Sept. 14, 1930, at the age of 55 years, 4 months and 19 days. She is survived by her husband and children, seven grandchildren, three half sisters, two half brothers, besides other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were held Monday, Sept.  15, 1930, at 2 p.m. with Rev.  J.W. Caughron officiating. Burial was in the Lorenzo Chapel cemetery under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Skaggs, Edward L. 23 Dec 1872 - 4 Feb 1923 CCR 9 Feb  1923 p1

[Note: Son of  James G. & Mary E. (Wise) Skaggs; married 29 Nov 1896 Sarah J. White 28 Nov 1870 - 15 Aug 1939]

Edward L. Skaggs, aged about 50 years, died at his home near Boaz about 12:30 p.m. Sunday, February 4, 1923, after a short illness of influenza. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Boaz Baptist church conducted by the pastor, Rev. Earl French, with burial in the Frazier Chapel cemetery. Deceased leaves the aged father, J. G. Skaggs, the widow and one son and one daughter besides four brothers and two sisters and many warm friends to mourn their loss.

 

Skaggs, Elsie Mae (Plank) 28 Feb 1898 - 22 Dec 1979 OH 27 Dec 1979 p8

[Daughter of John R. & Alice L. (Cupp) Plank; married James Bradie Skaggs 30 May 1895 - 18 Oct 1981]

Mrs. Elsie Skaggs, 81, Rt. 1, Clever, died last Saturday in Cox Medical Center shortly after she was admitted. Funeral services were to be held at 10 a.m. today (Thursday in the Sinai Baptist Church with the Revs, Hosea Bilyeu and L. Van De Mark officiating. Burial was in Frazier Cemetery. A lifetime Christian County resident, she lived a long time in the Boaz community. She was a member of Mount Sinai Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Brady; six daughters, Mrs. Pearl Lewis, Mrs. Opal Robinson, Mrs. Vera Younger and Mrs. Charlene Butcher, all of Springfield, Mrs. Avis Cobb, Modesto, Calif. and Mrs. Louis Robinson, Clever; four brothers, Ralph Plank, Crane, Rev. Fred Plank, Tulsa, Okla.; George Plank, Ontario, Calif. and Emmett Plank, Rayville, La. and four sisters, Mrs. Blanche Forgey, Ozark, Mrs. Flossie Higgins, Kansas City, Miss Naomi Plank, Springfield and Mrs. Belle Maybre, Ontario, Calif.; 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

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Skaggs, Elsie Mae (Plank) 28 Feb 1898 - Dec 1979

Services for Mrs. Elsie M. Skaggs, 81, Route 1, Clever, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Mount Sinai Baptist Church with the Revs. Hosea Bilyeu and L. Van de Mark officiating.  Burial will be in Frazier Cemetery under the direction of Harris of Nixa.  Mrs. Skaggs died at 9:25 a.m. Saturday in Cox Medical Center, Springfield, shortly after admittance.  The family will be in the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Note: this clipping from the collection of Audrey (King) Maples has a handwritten date of December 22, 1979 in the margin.

Contributed by Rada Beth (Hayden) Maples.

 

Skaggs, Ermal Lee (Holmes) 11 May 1914 - 20 Aug 2000  CCH-N 23 Aug 2000

[Note: Daughter of John Henry & Mary Frances (Harp) Holmes; married 20 Oct 1935 Oscar T. Skaggs 29 Nov 1913 - 4 Nov 2010]

Ermal Lee Skaggs, age 86, of Ozark, passed away Sunday, August 20, 2000 in St. John's Regional Health center following a ten day illness. She was born May 11, 1914 in Highlandville, the daughter of John and Mary Harp Holmes. On October 20, 1935 she and Oscar T. Skaggs were married. Mrs. Skaggs was a member of Riverdale Baptist Church where she was active in WMU and had taught Sunday School. She served on the Christian County Museum Board, was a member of the Christian County Extension Club and 4-H. She had been a Republican Committeewoman. Mrs. Skaggs was an accomplished seamstress and did upholstering from her home. Survivors include: her husband, Oscar T. Skaggs; a son and his wife, Wayne and  Kathy Ebersole, Ozark; a grandchild, David Ebersole; two great-grandchildren, Katie and Hunter Ebersole; nieces; nephews; and many many friends. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Wendy Ebersole, nine brothers, three sisters, and her parents. Funeral services were 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 22, 2000 in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Rev. John Holmes and Rev. Gary Robertson officiating. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery, Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian County Museum.

 

Skaggs, Flora (O’Dell) 28 Feb 1881 - 11 Jun 1964    CCR 18 Jun 1964 p1

[Note: Daughter of  Robert G. & Sarah E. (Bledsoe) O'Dell; married 22 Dec 1912 George M. Skaggs 30 Dec 1875 - 13 Jan 1948]

Flora Skaggs, 84, Billings, was dead on arrival at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield Thursday afternoon of an apparent heart attack. A resident of Billings for 25 years, Mrs. Skaggs was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors are a son, Wade, Irving, Tex.; a daughter, Mrs. Lorel Hicks, Cudahy, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Dora Smith, Springfield; 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday in Cantrell Chapel with Marvin Spencer officiating. Burial was in Wise Hill Cemetery.

 

Skaggs, George M. 30 Dec 1875 - 13 Jan 1949 CCR 20 Jan 1949

[Note: Son of James C. & Mary E. (Wise) Skaggs; married 22 Dec 1912 Flora O’Dell 28 Feb 1881 - 11 Jun 1964]

George M. Skaggs, the son of James and Mary Skaggs, was born December 30, 1875 at Boaz, Mo and died January 13, 1949 at his home in Billings at the age of 73 years. He was a life-long resident of Christian county. On December 22, 1912, he married Flora O’Dell and to this union were born three children. He was converted at an early age and at the time of his death was a member of the Mr. Sinai Baptist church. Survivors are the widow, Flora; two sons, Wade of Billings and Herschel of Brighton, MO; one daughter, Mrs. Ray Hicks of Nixa; two sisters, Mrs. Laura Holbert, of Ozark and Mrs. Lenza Shipman of Sparta; two brothers, Charley of Ozark and Bob of Clever and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at one o’clock in the Billings Baptist church with Rev. Roscoe Harding and Rev. Lowell McFall officiating. Acting pallbearers were W.C. Skaggs, Oscar Skaggs, Brady Skaggs, Ray Shipman, Raymond Shipman, and Lewis Dennison. Burial was in the Wise Hill cemetery under the direction of the Maples-Harris Funeral Home of Billings, MO.

 

Skaggs, Hannibal Marion 7 Dec 1874 - 16 Sep 1945 CCR 20 Sep 1945 p1

[Note: Son of  Leroy Foust & Roseanna (Pearce) Skaggs; married 10 Jun 1895 CCM  Belle Stokes 1876 - 1960]

Hannibal Marion Skaggs was born Dec. 7, 1874, and passed away at his home near Clever on Sept. 16, 1945, following an illness of many months. He was a son of the late Leroy F. and Rosanna Skaggs. On July 10, 1895, he was united in marriage to Miss Belle Stokes and to this union were born ten children, four of whom preceded their father in death. He was converted early in life and united with the Baptist church which was formerly located in the Boaz community. Surviving are his wife, Belle; four daughters, Mrs. Rose Merritt of Republic, Mrs. Beatrice Maxson of Mt. Vernon, N.Y., Mrs. Maud Caughron of Tulsa, Okla., and Mrs. Eva Pearce of Bois D’Arc; two sons, Stanley of Springfield and Marion of the home; 23 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Caughron of Clever, Mrs. Harriet Grant of Milton, Wis., and Mrs. Emma Conley of Deering, Kans., and one brother, James L. Skaggs of Salem, W.V. Funeral services were held at the Mt. Sinai Baptist church Sunday afternoon with the Rev. Everett Bryant officiating. Burial was made in the Frazier cemetery under direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Skaggs, Hattie Christine (Coker) 23 Dec 1917 - 18 Jan 2000

[Note: Daughter of Claude & Myrtle (  ) Coker; married Marion Clinton Skaggs 26 Nov 1912 - 14 Aug 1977]

Hattie Christine Skaggs, 82, Clever, Missouri, passed away at 607 p.m. Tuesday, January 18, 2000 after an extended illness. She was born December 23, 1917 in Nixa, Missouri to Claude and Myrtle Coker. She married Marion C. Skaggs on December 19, 1931. She was baptized and joined Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in the summer of 1944. Hattie enjoyed working in her flower garden, crocheting, sewing and piecing together quilts for all of her family. She enjoyed a quality life, and was loved by her family and anyone who was fortunate enough to know her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Myrtle Coker; her spouse Marion Skaggs; a son Kenneth Skaggs; and four sisters. She is survived by two daughters, and three sons, Ruth Cox and her husband Byron of Clever, Missouri; Sharon Sikes and her significant other Justin Orth, Overland Park, Kansas; Bob Skaggs, and his wife Barbara of Clever, Missouri; Joe Skaggs; and Danny Skaggs and his wife Rosalene; and a daughter-in-law Sonja Skaggs, all of Springfield, Missouri; eleven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 22, 2000 in Meadors Funeral Home Chapel, Clever, Missouri with burial in Frazier Cemetery. Contributed by Jamie Hubbert.

 

Skaggs, Herschel F. 20 Sep 1913 - 30 May 1964    CCR 4 Jun 1964 p1

[Note: Son of George & Flora (O’Dell) Skaggs.; married Vesta Geren]

Herschel F. Skaggs, 50, a native of Christian County, died at his home at Billings, Saturday after suffering an apparent heart attack. He is survived by two sons, George Earl, Fort Bliss, Tex. and Larry Dean, Colorado Springs; two daughters, Mrs. Roxie Lee Massar, Denver and Mrs. Betty June Gout, Grandview; his mother, Mrs. Flora Skaggs of the home; a brother, George Wade, Irving, Tex.; a sister, Mrs. Lorell Hicks, state of California; and eight grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Cantrell.

 

Skaggs, Horatio A. 25 Jul 1896 - Jun 1977

[Note: Son of Robert David & Cora B. (Johnson) Skaggs]

Services for Horatio A. Skaggs, 80, a lifelong resident of Boaz, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Boaz with the Rev. L. Van de Mark officiating.  Burial will be in Frazier Cemetery under direction of Harris of Nixa.  Mr. Skaggs died at 11:45 p.m. Friday in the Foster Nursing Home in Springfield after a long illness.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Boaz.  Surviving is a brother, Brady, of Route 1, Clever.  The family will be at the funeral home from 7-8:30 p.m. today.

Note: this clipping from the collection of Audrey (King) Maples has a handwritten date of June 3, 1977 in the margin.

Contributed by Rada Beth (Hayden) Maples.

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Skaggs, Horatio A. 25 Jul 1896 - 3 Jun 1977 OH 9 Jun 1977 p2

NIXA - Services for Horatio A. Skaggs, 80, a lifelong resident of Boaz with the Rev. L. Van de Mark officiating. Burial was in the Frazier Cemetery under direction of Harris of Nixa. Mr. Skaggs died at 11:45 p.m. Friday in the Foster Nursing Home in Springfield after a long illness. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Boaz. Surviving is a brother, Brady of Route 1, Clever.

 

Skaggs, Isabelle (Collins) 25 Jun 1909 - 18 Dec 1999

[Note: Daughter of Albert Ross & Anne Inez (Cavener) Collins; married 3 Jan 1931 William Curtis “Bill” Skaggs 25 Nov 1907 - 28 Jul 2004]

Isabelle Collins Skaggs, age 90, of Ozark, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999, surrounded by her loving family.  Her death resulted from a stroke on Dec. 8.  She was born July 25, 1909, in the Selmore Community south of Ozark, the daughter of Ross and Inez (Cavener) Collins.  She was a 1928 graduate of Ozark High School. On Jan. 3, 1931, she and William Curtis Skaggs were married.  Mrs. Skaggs had been a member of the Ozark Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses since 1935.  She is survived by her husband, W. C. “Bill” Skaggs; two sons and their wives, Jack and Cecille Skaggs, Springfield, and Jerry and Bettie Skaggs, Ozark; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Huxley, Jacqueline Cunningham, Julie Baker, Jeena Boone, Kandi Langham, Brett Skaggs, and Jeri Higgs; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Arthur Collins, Ozark, and Stanley Collins, California; and a sister, Geneva Faught, Nixa.  She was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters, Opal Hartley, Elizabeth Collins and Evelyn Young.  Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Monday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Carl Monks officiating.  Burial will be in Selmore Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.

 

Skaggs, James Bradie 30 May 1895 - 18 Oct 1981 OH 22 Oct 1981 p8

[Note: Son of Robert David & Cora B.(Johnson) Skaggs; married Elsie Mae Plank 28 Feb 1898 - 22 Dec 1979]

Services for Bradie Skaggs, 86, Route 1, Clever will be at 2 p.m. today in Mount Sinai Baptist Church with the Rev. Hosea Bilyeu officiating. Burial will be in Frazier Cemetery under the direction of Harris of Nixa. Military rites, conducted by VFW Post 963, Springfield, will be at graveside. Mr. Skaggs died Oct. 18 in Mount Vernon Park Care Center, Springfield, after a long illness. He was a retired farmer and carpenter, a World War I veteran and a member of Mount Sinai Baptist Church. Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Avis Coff, Ceres, Calif., Mrs. Louise Robinson and Mrs. Charlene Butcher, both of Clever and Mrs. Opal Robinson, Mrs. Vera Younger and Mrs. Pearl Lewis, all of Springfield; 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

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Skaggs, James Bradie 30 May 1895 - 18 Oct 1981

Services for Bradie Skaggs, 86, Route 1,Clever, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Mount Sinai Baptist Church with the Rev. Hosea Bilyeu officiating.  Burial will be in Frazier Cemetery under the direction of Harris of Nixa.  Military rites, conducted by VFW Post 963, Springfield, will be at graveside.  Mr. Skaggs died at 5:55 p.m. Sunday in Mount Vernon Park Care Center, Springfield, after a long illness.  He was a retired farmer and carpenter, a World War I veteran and a member of Mount Sinai Baptist Church.  Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Avis Coff, Ceres, Calif., Mrs. Louise Robinson and Mrs. Charlene Butcher, both of Clever, and Mrs. Opal Robinson, Mrs. Vera Younger and Mrs. Pearl Lewis, all of Springfield; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.  The family will be in the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Note: this clipping from the collection of Audrey (King) Maples has a handwritten date of October 18, 1981 in the margin.

Contributed by Rada Beth (Hayden) Maples.

 

Skaggs, James G. 20 Mar 1847 - 17 Jan 1933 CCR 19 Jan 1933 p1

[Note: married 19 Dec 1869 Mary E. Wise 3 Jan 1845 - 27 Oct 1905; married 5 Feb 1917 Frankie Cannon; parents not given on DC]

Funeral services for James G. Skaggs, 85, who died at his home two miles east of Boaz, MO, Tuesday afternoon, were held at 1:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon in the Mount Sinai Church near Boaz, the Reverend J.W. Caughron officiating. Mr. Skaggs was born in Tennessee but came to the Ozarks with his parents when he was still a small boy and had lived most of his life in the same community. Mr. Skaggs is survived by his wife, Mrs. Frankie Skaggs; three sons, Bob and George of Boaz and Charles of Riverdale; two daughters, Mrs. W.T. Holbert of Ozark and Mrs. Lenzy Shipman of McCracken; one sister, Mrs. Ida Forrester of Marionville; and one half-sister Mrs. Betha Taylor of Aurora, MO.

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Skaggs, James G. 20 Mar 1847 - 17 Jan 1933 CCR 26 Jan 1933 p1

James G. Skaggs was born March 20, 1847 and died Jan. 17, 1833 at the age of 85. He was married to Mary E. Wise in 1870. To this union were born 12 children. His companion and 7 children having preceded him in death. He was converted some 65 years ago and joined the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church of which he was a faithful member until his death. He was married to Frankie Cannon, Feb. 5, 1917. The survivors are his wife and five children, Robert and George of Clever, Charley of Riverdale, Mrs. Laura Holbert of Ozark and Mrs. Bell Shipman of McCracken, 2 sisters, Bertha Taylor of Aurora and Ida Forrester of Marionville, 21 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 1933 at 1:30 p.m. at the Mt. Sinai Baptist church conducted by Rev. J.W. Caughron, with burial in the cemetery there under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

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Skaggs, James G. 20 Mar 1847 - 17 Jan 1933 CCR 26 Jan 1933 p6

Card of thanks. We wish to thank our friends and neighbors, Dr. Williams, Wilburn Maples and all others for their kindly acts and words during the illness and death of our dearly beloved father, J.G. Skaggs. Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Holbert, Mr. and Mrs. Lenza Shipman and family, Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Skaggs and family, Mr. and Mrs. G.M. Skaggs and family, Mr. and Mrs. R.D. Skaggs and family, and Mrs. Adae Skaggs and family.

 

Skaggs, Joe Edward 27 Jun 1943 - 14 Jan 2009  SN-L 16 Jan 2009

[Note: Son of Marion Clinton & Hattie Christine (Coker) Skaggs; married Marie]

Joe Edward Skaggs Joe passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2009, in the home of his son's, Stacy and Rodney Skaggs, in Clever, Mo. Joe was born on June 27, 1943, to Marion and Hattie Skaggs, in Boaz, Mo. Joe worked for Peter Pan Bakery in North Hollywood, Calif., before he moved back to Missouri. He worked for brother Kenneth, at S.S. & B., and later went to work for brother Danny, at Skaggs Heating and Cooling in Springfield. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Marion and Hattie Skaggs; two brothers, Bobbie Gene and Kenneth Skaggs. He is survived by Marie; two sons, Stacy Skaggs and Rodney Skaggs of Clever; one grandson, Nikko of Clever; one brother, Danny (Rose) Skaggs of Springfield; two sisters, Ruth (Junior) Cox of Clever, and Sharon (Justin) Orth of Overland Park, Kan.; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Skaggs of Springfield, Mo., and Sonja Skaggs of Republic; six nieces; three nephews; 11 grand-nieces and nephews; special friend, Rosella Rutledge; and other relatives, friends and co-workers. A memorial service will be Sunday, January 18, 2009, at 2 p.m., in Clever Full Gospel Church, Clever. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospices of America, Springfield, Mo.

 

Skaggs, Leroy Fouse 1 Mar 1845 - 14 Aug 1930 CCR 21 Aug 1930

[Note: Son of James Alexander & Maria (Sterling) Skaggs; married 5 Dec 1872 Roseanna Pearce 8 Jan 1843 - 6 Jan 1917]

Leroy Fouse Skaggs was a son of James Alexander and Maria Skaggs, and was born at Knoxville, Tenn., on March 1, 1845. The family moved to the vicinity of Huntsville, Ark., then to Fayetteville; and later moved to Green county near Republic, Mo. He departed this life Aug. 14, 1930, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J.W. Caughron, near Clever. All his children were with him during his illness. He was married to Rosanna Pearce Dec. 5, 1872. To this union were born five children: Mrs. Geo. L. Conley of Dearing, Kan.; Hannibal Skaggs, Clever; Mrs. J.W. Caughron, Clever; James Skaggs and Mrs. E.F. Grant of Milton, Wisc. His wife preceded him in death some 13 years ago. He is survived by the children, one brother, James Skaggs of Clever, and one sister, Mrs. Ida Forrester of Marionville; 21 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren. He served the U.S. Government three years during the Civil War. In youth he became a Christian and united with the Baptist church. In 1872, he was licensed to preach and in 1876, he was ordained to the Christian ministry. IN 1882 he became convinced that ht should observe the seventh day of the week as the Sabbath and added this to his practice. From 1889 to 1899 he served as missionary in Southwestern Missouri under the direction of the Seventh Day Baptist Missionary Society. Since his retirement from the active ministry he has found great satisfaction in serving churches as opportunity has been offered. Funeral services were held at the Mt. Sinai Baptist church Aug. 15, 1930, at 3 p.m. with Rev. Earl French of Springfield officiating. Burial was in Lorenzo Chapel cemetery under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

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Skaggs, Leroy Fouse 1 Mar 1845 - 14 Aug 1930 "The Sabbath Recorder", Vol 109, No 12, p 356, Sep. 22, 1930.

Leroy Fouse Skaggs was a son of James Alexander and Maria Sterling Skaggs.  He was born near Knoxville, Tenn., March 1, 1845.  When he was yet a child the family moved to the vicinity of Bentonville, Ark.  Before the Civil War the family moved again and settled in Green County, Mo., a few miles from the site of the city of Springfield.  At the age of sixteen years, as the Civil War had begun, he entered the service of the United States Government as a teamster and served for three years, helping to transport food and other necessities for the soldiers.  His educational opportunities were very limited, so far as formal schooling was concerned.  However, he made sufficient progress in subjects usually taught in rural schools to be able to teach, and was engaged as a teacher for several years.  He had a keen mind, good memory, a thirst for knowledge, and he spent much time in reading and careful study throughout the years of his active life.  He often expressed regret that he had not been able to secure college and university training.  He was married December 5, 1872, to Miss Rosanna Pearce.  They established a farm home southwest of Springfield, in Christian County, and near the James River.  There came five children to this home.  The first break in the family came in February, 1917, when the wife and mother died.  All the children are still living and were at the bedside of their father as he passed away, August 14, 1930.  The sons and daughters are in the order of ages: Mrs. Emma Conley, Dearing, Kan.; Hannibal M. and Mrs. Mary Caughron, Clever, Mo.; James L. and Mrs. Harriet Grant, Milton, Wis.  He is also survived by twenty-one grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren, one brother, James. G., Clever, Mo., and one sister, Mrs. Ida Forrester, Marionville, Mo.  In youth he became a member of the Baptist church.  In 1872 he was by that church licensed to preach, and in 1876 he was called to ordination to the gospel ministry.  The original certificates are in the possession of the family.  In 1882 he became convinced that Christians should observe the seventh day of the week as the Sabbath, and he added the observance of the Sabbath to his otherwise standard Baptist principles.  Several other families in the community became interested, and a little later the Delaware Seventh Day Baptist Church was organized.  The church had an active existence of twenty years or more and attained considerable influence in the community.  Much of the time worship was conducted on both Sabbath and Sunday and many people attended who were not particularly interested in the Sabbath.  Nearly all the meetings of this church were under the direction of either Elder Skaggs or Elder W. K. Johnson.  In 1889 the Seventh Day Baptist Missionary Society engaged the subject of this sketch as general missionary in southwestern Missouri, and his labors were continued in this field for about ten years.  Since the death of Mrs. Skaggs in 1917, he has lived most of the time in the homes of his son Hannibal and his daughters Emma, Mary, and Harriet.  He passed away on August 14, 1930, at the home of his daughter Mary, near Clever, Mo.  His body was laid to rest beside that of his wife in the local cemetery.  The funeral service was conducted by Rev. Earl French, a Baptist pastor of Springfield, Mo.

 

Skaggs, Marion Clinton 15 Nov 1912 - Aug 1977 SN-L 15 Aug 1977

[Note: Son of  Hannibal M. & Belle (Stokes) Skaggs; married  Hattie Christine Coker 23 Dec 1917 - 18 Jan 2000]

Services for Marion C. Skaggs, 64, Clever, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Harris Funeral Chapel in Nixa with the Revs. L. Vandemark and Jimmy Carter officiating. Burial will be in the Frazier Cemetery. Mr. Skaggs died at 3:15 p.m. Sunday in his home after a long illness. He lived in the Boaz area all his life, and was a retired farmer and carpenter. Survivors include his wife, Hattie; four sons, Bobbie of Clever, Kenneth and Danny both of Springfield and Joe of Mission Hills, California; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Cox of Clever and Mrs. Mrs. Sharon Sikes of Wichita, Kansas; two sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Maxson of Mt. Vernon, New York and Mrs. Maude Caughron of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and 11 grandchildren. The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight. {Springfield {Mo} News Leader August 15, 1977} Contributed by Jamie Hubbert.

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Skaggs, Marion Clinton 26 Nov 1912 - 14 Aug 1977 OH 18 Aug 1977 p10

CLEVER - Services for Marion C. Skaggs, 64, Clever, were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Harris Chapel in Nixa with the Revs. L. Vandemark and Jimmy Carter officiating. Burial was in Frazier Cemetery. Mr. Skaggs died at 3:15 p.m. Sunday in his home here after a long illness. He had lived in the Boaz community all his life and was a retired farmer and carpenter. Survivors include his wife, Hattie; four sons, Bobbie of Clever, Kenneth and Joe of Mission Hills. Calif..; two daughters. Mrs. Ruth Cox, Clever, Mrs. Sharon Sikes, Wichita, Kan.; two sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Maxson, Mt. Vernon, N. Y. and Mrs. Maude Caughron, Tulsa, Okla, and 11 grandchildren.

 

Skaggs, Mary 1905 - 18 May 1937 CCR 3 Jun 1937 p1

[Note: Daughter of Columbus W. & Lizzie (White) Skaggs]

Mrs. Laura Holbert, who returned from a visit in Oklahoma last Saturday reports that when they arrived at Bethany they were saddened by news of the death of her niece, Miss Mary Skaggs, who had passed away at her home in Los Angeles on May 18. The body was being returned to Bethany for burial and Mrs. Holbert and Mrs. Skaggs and daughter who accompanied. Mrs. Holbert arrived just in time to attend the funeral. Miss Mary was the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Skaggs, former residents of this county. She was 31 years old. Burial was at Bethany May 26.

 

Skaggs, Maryann Mae (Miller) Hughes 26 May 1908 - 19 Nov 1984  OH 22 Nov 1984 pB5

[Note: Daughter of Ephraim & Amanda Caroline (Shipps) Miller; married ? Hughes; married ? Skaggs]

Services for Mae Skaggs, 76, Ozark, were held Nov. 20 in Adams Chapel with the Rev. Richard Cerretti officiating. Eastern Star services conducted by member of Chapter No. 98 followed. Burial was at a later date in  Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa, Ok. Mrs. Skaggs died Nov. 19 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a long illness. She was a member of United Presbyterian Church and Ozark Chapter No. 98 of the Order of Eastern Star. She opened the Neighborhood Store, the first free store for the needy in Christian County and spent many hours doing volunteer work there. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Lee Pinion, Tulsa, Oklahoma; three brothers, Mike Miller, Springfield, Glenn Miller, Ozark, and Joe Miller, Tulsa; two grandchildren and three grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the United Presbyterian Church building fund, P. O. Box 328, 65721

 

Skaggs, Nora Ellen (Raper) 15 Feb 1888 - 25 Jun 1986 OH 3 Jul 1986 p3

[Note: Daughter of James Warren & Mary Jane (Rhodes) Raper; married 31 Dec 1905 Charles Bruton Skaggs 24 Aug 1882 - 25 Jul 1957 ]

Services for Nora Skaggs, 98, Ozark, were held June 27 in Riverside Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy Bilyeu and Rev. Loyd Wilson officiating. Burial was in Jones-Chastain Cemetery under the direction of Harris Funeral Home. Mrs. Skaggs died June 25 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was a homemaker and a member of Riverdale Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Willie and Oscar Skaggs, both of Ozark; two daughters, Iva Brazeale, Ozark and Merle Tennis, Fowler, Colo.; one brother, Arthur Raper, Springfield; two sisters, Maude Wade, Springfield and Bonnie Casey, state of Washington; 20 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

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Skaggs, Nora Ellen (Raper) 15 Feb 1888 - 25 Jun 1986 OH 10 Jul 1986 pB9

Card of Thanks

In appreciation for the many acts of kindness and concern during the illness and death of our mother and grandmother, Mrs. Nora Skaggs. We give thanks for the beautiful memorial service, you may have spoke or prayed or sang or played. Send a card or shook our hand. Sent flowers or food. We thank you and love you., May God bless each of you. Skaggs families, Brazeale, Tennis family and Collins family. 261tp

 

Skaggs, Oscar Tedford 29 Nov 1913 - 4 Nov 2010 SN-L 6 Nov 2010 & CCH-N 10 Nov 2010

[Note: Son of Charles Bruton & Nora Ellen (Raper) Skaggs; married 20 Oct 1935 Ermal Lee Holmes 11 May 1914 - 20 Aug 2000]

Oscar T. Skaggs, age 96, of Ozark, passed away Thursday, November 4, 2010.

He was born November 29, 1913, the son of Charlie and Nora (Raper) Skaggs. He attended Handy School. On October 20, 1935, he and Ermal Holmes were united in marriage. Oscar was a lifelong resident of the Riverdale Community. He was a long time member of Riverdale Baptist Church. In later years he became a member of Fremont Hills Baptist Church. He was a retired board member of White River Electric and also Federal Land Bank. He served on the Christian County Museum Board, and was a charter member of the Highlandville Saddle Club. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ermal, in 2000; a granddaughter, Wendy Ebersole; a brother, Bill Skaggs; and three sisters, Mabel Collins, Iva Brazeale, and Muriel Tennis. Survivors include: Wayne Ebersole and wife, Kathy; a grandson, David Ebersole and wife, Cheryl; great grand-children, Katy and Hunter Ebersole; nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Sunday, November 7, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Pastor Art Hicklin officiating. Burial will follow in Highlandville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Sunday until service time. Memorials may be made to the Christian County Museum or Missouri Baptist Children's Home.

 

Skaggs, Robert David 1874 - 8 Nov 1957     CCR 14 Nov 1957 p5

[Note: Son of James G. & Mary E. (Wise) Skaggs; married Cora B. Johnson 23 Apr 1874 - 14 Sep 1930]

Funeral services for Robert David Skaggs, 83, who died Friday, November 8, at his home five miles southeast of Clever, were held Sunday, November 10 at 2:00 p.m. in the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church with Rev, R. W. Forbis officiating. Burial was in Frazier Cemetery under direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Clever. A native of Christian County, he was a son of James and Mary Wise Skaggs. In 1894, he was married to Cora Johnson, who preceded him in death in 1930. He was a member of the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church.  Survivors include two sons, Bradie Skaggs and Horatio Skaggs both of Clever; one daughter, Mrs. Grace Laura Holbert of Ozark and Mrs. Belle Shipman of Sparta, nine grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Note: this clipping is from the collection of Audrey (King) Maples.

Contributed by Rada Beth (Hayden) Maples.

 

Skaggs, Rosanna (Pearce) 8 Jan 1843 - 6 Feb 1917 "The Sabbath Recorder", Vol 82, No 10, p 317, Mar. 5, 1917.

[Note: Daughter of Edmund & Abigail (Frazier) Pearce; married 5 Dec 1872 LeRoy Fouse Skaggs 1 Mar 1945 - 14 Aug 1930]

Rosanna Pearce, daughter of Edmund and Abigail Frazier Pearce, was born in Bradley County, Tenn., January 8, 1843, and died near Clever, Mo., February 6, 1917.  With her parents, she moved from Tennessee to Christian County, Missouri, in 1854.  The remainder of her life was spent in the neighborhood in which they settled.  She was married to LeRoy F. Skaggs, December 5, 1872.  To them were born five children: Mrs. Emma Conley, Coffeyville, Kan., H. M. Skaggs,  Nortonville, Kan., and Mrs. Harriet Grant, School, Mo.  She leaves her husband, five children, and twenty grandchildren, who feel very keenly their loss. She became a Christian and joined the Methodist church at about the age of twenty-five years.  After her marriage to Rev. L. F. Skaggs, she changed her membership to the Baptist church of which he was a minister.  Husband and wife studying together became convinced that the seventh day of the week is the Sabbath according to the teaching of the Bible, and August first, 1880, they began the observation of the Sabbath, and later became constituent members of the Delaware Seventh Day Baptist Church.  Though for many years she rarely met Seventh Day Baptists, other than members of her own family, to the end she remained most faithful to denominational ideals and interests.  Her courage and ability were demonstrated during a period of ten years beginning in 1890 when her husband was called by our Missionary Board to the home mission field, and she was left at home with her five children raging in age from nine to fifteen years.  She not only looked after the interests of the home and the training of the children, but gave the boys much assistance and encouragement in the management of the farm. Her circle of friends was as wide as her circle of acquaintances, and many are they who feel lonely, now that "Aunt Rose" is gone. The funeral service was conducted at Frazier Chapel (Methodist Church) by her son, James, pastor of the Seventh Day Baptist Church, Nortonville, Kan.

 

Skaggs, William C. “Bill” 25 Nov 1907 - 28 Jul 2004  CCH-N 4 Aug 2004 & SN-L 30 Jul 2004

[Note: Son of Charles Bruton &  Nora Ellen (Raper) Skaggs; married 3 Jan 1931 Isabelle Collins 25 Jul 1909 - 18 Dec 1999]

William C. "Bill" Skaggs, 96, Ozark, died Wednesday, July 28, 2004 in Ozark Nursing and Care Center, surrounded by his entire family. He was well known in the community and love and respected by all.  He was born November 25, 1907 near Ozark, the son of Charles B. and Nora (Raper) Skaggs. On January 3, 1931 he and Isabelle Collins were united in marriage. She preceded him in death in 1999. During his younger years he was often known as Willie. Among other stories, he would love to tell people about how he survived the famous blizzard of Nov. 11, 1911 wrapped in canvas under a buggy seat. He started his working career as a mechanic for Hanks Garage at Selmore. He and Claude Hanks then co-owned Hanks and Skaggs Chrysler-Plymouth Dealership in Ozark. Mr. Skaggs sold his interest in the company and worked as a salesman for Martin Motor Company and later for Central Dodge in Springfield. He was a member of the Ozark Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.  Survivors include: two sons and their wives, Jack and Cecille Skaggs, Springfield, and Jerry and Bettie Skaggs, Ozark; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Huxley, Jacqueline Cunningham, Julie Baker, Jeena Gulje, Kandi Langham, Brett Skaggs, and Jeri Higgs; twelve great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Muriel Tennis, Albuquerque, N.M.; and a brother, Oscar Skaggs, Ozark. Funeral services were at 2:00 pm Saturday, July 31, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial followed Selmore Cemetery.

©Ozarks Newsstand 2004

 

Skaggs, William R. 22 Sep 1879 - 26 Aug 1906 CCR 30 Aug 1906

[Note: Son of  James G. & Mary E. (Wise) Skaggs]

William Skaggs, son of J. G. Skaggs, died last Sunday at the home of Rev. W. T. Holbert in the city. The young man has been sick for three weeks with typhoid fever. He was a bright, industrious young man, and one who was respected by all who knew him. His home was in Boaz, in Lincoln township. He was buried in Lorenza Chapel burning ground at Boaz.

 

Skakie, Edward 12 Sep 1914 - 27 Nov 2011 CCH-N 7 Dec 2011

[Note: Son of Joseph & Julia ( ) Skakie’ married Fannie Lou]

            Edward Skakie, of Republic died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011. Skakie was born Sept. 12, 1914, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, the son of Joseph and Julia. He is survived by his wife, Fannie Lou; brother, Peter; sister, Bea and husband John; sister-in-law Yolande; his children, Doug, Jan, Jim, Marian, and Don, James, Deborah, Michael and David; 17 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was a loving husband, father, and a great human being; always surprising us with humor and his love; a man who truly loves the Lord. He was preceded in death by: wives, Sonja and Patricia; brothers, Marion, Paul and Frank; sisters, Mary and Stella; son, Bob, and granddaughter Brenda. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. The funeral service was at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, in the funeral home, with interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Republic. A reception followed in the First Baptist Church, Republic.


Skalicky, Jimmie 1925 - 29 Jun 1944 CCR 20 Jan 1949

Funeral services for Pvt. Jimmie Skalicky were held January 8, 1949, in the St. Wenceslaus Catholic church at Karlin, MO, with Clergyman Monsignor C.J. Francks officiating. He graduated from Bolivar high school in May, 1943 and enlisted in the army on June 29, 1943. On June 29, 1944 he was killed in the English Channel. Among the survivors are his sister, Mrs. F. H. Percy and Mr. Joe Skalicky, his brother. Burial was in St. Wenceslaus cemetery. Military services were held by the Howard S. Keeling American Legion post. Pallbearers were Joe Otradovic, Willie Ruzicks, Jerry Francks, Johnnie Pfitzner, Frankie Skalicky and Steve Pfitzner.

 

Skates, Clara B. (?) Russell 1886 - 14 Dec 1970    CCR 17 Dec 1970 p8

Mrs. Clara B. Skates, 84, of Route 1, Ozark, died at 2:30 a.m. Monday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, after a short illness. A resident of Montrose, Colo. most of her life, she moved to Missouri in October 1969 to reside with a daughter, Mrs. Lois C. Hutchins, Ozark. She was a member of the Montrose Methodist Church. Other survivors are two grandchildren. Also surviving are a son, Alexander Russell of Saguache, Colo. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Victory Baptist Church with the Rev. Hubert Swearengin officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery under the direction of Harris of Ozark.

 

Skea, Anna Margaret (Rauch) 4 Jan 1893 - 29 Jan 1959 CCR 5 Feb 1959 p6

[Note: Daughter of Peter & Caroline (Winters) Rauch; married Charley B. Skea 27 Jul 1894 - 2 Mar 1973]

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Margaret Skea, 66. of Billings who died Jan. 29 at Burge Hospital, Springfield were held Sunday, Feb. 1 at 2:00 p.m. in the Billings Methodist church with Rev. Clarence Young and Rev. Harold Bassett officiating. Burial was in Wise Hill Cemetery under direction of  the Harris Funeral Home of Billings. She was a member of the Billings Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Charles B. Skea of the home at Billings; two daughters, Mrs. Lucille Mericle of Springfield and Mrs. Kathryn Sperry of Billings; three grandchildren and two step-grandchildren; one brother, Fred W. Rauch of Springfield; one sister, Mrs. C. S. Algire of Salem,. Mo.

 

Skea, Charley B. 27 Jul 1894 - Mar 1973

[Note: married Anna Margaret Rauch 4 Jan 1893 - 29 Jan 1959; married Gladys]

Charley B. Skea, 78, of Billings died at 5:25 a.m. today at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield after an illness. He was a member of the Billings Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Gladys; two daughters, Mrs. Lucille Mericle and Mrs. Kathryn Sperry, both of Billings; one brother, J. L. Skea, of Chadron, Neb., five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services will be announced by Cantrell of Billings.

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