Wood, Danny Ray 2 Aug 1953 - 20 Jul 2008 SN-L 31 Jul 2008 & CCH-N 6 Aug 2008 & CCH-N 13 Aug 2008

[Note: Son of Donald Ray & Billie June (Bostic) Wood; married Betty Jo; married Kim]

Danny Ray Wood, 54, Columbia, Missouri, formerly of Ozark, passed away in his home Sunday, July 20, 2008, after losing his bravely fought battle with cancer. He was born August 2, 1953, to Donald Ray and Billie June (Bostic) Wood. In 1991, Dan began his career at University of Missouri campus as an employee for the Environmental Health and Safety Department. Eight years later in 1999, he transferred to University of Missouri Health Care as Safety Coordinator and held this position until his death. Dan was actively involved in safety, hazardous materials, waste and emergency preparedness programs for the entire health system. Better known to employees as "Safety Dan” he was responsible for introducing programs to protect the facilities, people and equipment of University of Missouri Health Care. For several years, Dan was also involved in community emergency planning. Dan was a very loyal employee and extremely dedicated to his job. He will be greatly missed. Dan is survived by his wife, Kim of Columbia; his mother, Billie Wood of Ozark; two sons, Clint Wood and wife Stacy of Nixa, Travis Wood and wife Paula of Ozark; a step-son, Paul Durr and wife Kalyn of Grinnell, Iowa; a sister, Connie Thompson and husband Merlin of Brown City, Michigan; a brother, Roy Steven Wood of Ozark; three grandchildren, Ryan, Aimee and Noah Wood and three additional grandchildren. Dan is also survived by several nieces, nephews, Gary and wife Lisa, Carol Ann, Brandon, Michael and Emma Thompson all of Michigan; and Elijah Wood of Ozark; the mother of his children Betty Jo Snyder; other caring relatives, many co-workers and good friends. Dan was preceded in death by his father, Donald Ray Wood. All friends, relatives and acquaintances are invited to a Celebration of Life memorial service for Dan on Saturday, August 2, 2008, at 1 p.m., in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Reverend Frank Bostic and Pastor Jimmy Harriss will be officiating and Dan will be laid to rest in Weaver Cemetery, beside his father. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to St. Jude's Children's Hospital for Cancer Research, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

 

Wood, Donald Ray 24 Jun 1928-29 Jan 1994 OH 2 Feb 1994

[Note: Son of Emanuel & Fern (Hobbs) Wood; married 22 Dec 1947 Billie June Bostic]

Donald Ray Wood, 65, Ozark, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 1994 at Cox Medical Center South. He was born June 24, 1928 in Ozark and was the son of Emanuel and Fern Hobbs Wood. On Dec. 22, 1947, he was united in marriage to Billie June Bostic. They soon built their home on 10th Avenue, where the family has lived ever since. Before retiring, Mr. Wood was employed by Chaffin Funeral Home and late Harris Funeral Home. A long-time area musician, he lately enjoyed playing for area nursing homes and senior citizen centers. He was a member of Ozark Christian Church. He also was a member of Friend Masonic Lodge #352, Ozark and Ozark Chapter #98 O.E.S. His father, Emanuel, preceded him in death in 1980. Survivors include his wife, Billie; his mother, Fern Wood, Ozark; three children, Connie Sue Thompson and her husband, Merlin, Brown City, Michigan, Dan Wood and his wife, Kim, Columbia, and Roy Steven Wood, Ozark; two brothers, William Rex Wood, Ozark; and Robert Bee Wood; and a great-granddaughter, Carolann Thompson. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Frank Bostic officiating. Burial will be in Weaver Cemetery.

 

Wood, Edna M. (Addis) 13 Jul 1898 - 26 Dec 2003 CCH-N 7 Jan 2004

[Note: Daughter of Albert L. & Mary M. (Huff) Addis; married 30 Sep 1922 Archie Carl Wood]

Edna M. Wood, 105, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, at Betz Nursing Home in Auburn, Ind. She was born July 13, 1898 in Noble Township, Noble County, to Albert L. and Mary M. (Huff) Addis. She married Archie Carl Wood on Sept. 30, 1922. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; three sons, Richard A. Milton, and Leroy and David J. Wood; one step-son, John Wood; two step-daughters and a son-in-law, Carroll and Goldie Goldwood, and Martha Wood; a brother and sister-in-law, Lawrence and Marie Addis; two sisters and brothers-in law, Ervin and Lucille DeCamp and Dale and Mabel Guthrie; and seven grandchildren. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Robert W. and Martha L. Wood of Kimmell; three daughters and sons-in-law, Howard and Ruth Nedwed, Sun Valley, Calif., Robert and Mary Wolfe, Waterloo, Jack and Bess Study of Ozark, and a daughter-in-law, Hilda Wood of Tekonsha, Mich.; 26 grandchildren, and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, in Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam, with Rev. Eric Stoops officiating. Arrangements were handled by Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo. Memorials are to the charity of the donor's choice.

©Ozarks Newsstand 2004

 

Wood, Edward Lyle 1905 - 28 Feb 1968 CCR 7 Mar 1968 p8

[Note: married Berta Lee]

A resident and city council member of Billings, Edward Lyle Wood, 62, died at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28 at the University of Missouri Medical Center of Columbia, Mr. Wood had been ill about six months. Mr. Wood had been an employee of Empire District Electric Company the past 21 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church at Billings and a member of the Billings Lions Club. A native of Galena, Kan., he moved from Baxter Springs, Kan. to Billings in 1963. Survivors include his wife, Berta Lee, of the Billings Home; one son, Lyle, Baxter Springs; and one daughter, Mrs. Linda Ann Goodrich. Miami, Okla. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Baxter Springs, with the Rev. Lloyd Wilson and the Rev. Jacob Jernigan officiating. Burial was in Forest Park Cemetery at Joplin, under direction of Purdy of Baxter Springs.

 

Wood, Elsie (Cross) 10 Sep 1908 - 3 Jan 1983 OH 13 Jan 1983 p8

[Note: married Virgil Wood]

Services for Elsie Wood, 74, Willard, were held Jan. 8 at Butler Chapel in Bolivar with the Rev. Leonard G. Cranor officiating. Burial was in Slagle Cemetery. Mrs. Park died Jan. 3 in Park Central Hospital in Springfield after a short illness. Survivors include her husband, Virgil; one son, Charles J. Cross, Springfield; one sister, Mrs. Eslean Cheatham, Willard; three brothers, Harry Cross, Pleasant Hope, Noah Cross, Morrisville, and Nolan Cross, Sparta; and two grandchildren.

 

Wood, Emanuel 15 Mar 1900 - 10 Oct 1981  OH 15 Oct 1981 p11

[Note: Son of ? & Matilda (Essary) Wood; married Fern Hobbs 6 Jun 1906 - 9 Jun 1997]

Services for Emanuel Wood, 81, Ozark, were held Oct. 12 in Harris Chapel with Walter Brown officiating. Burial was in Weaver Cemetery. Mr. Wood died Oct. 10 in Cox Medical Center, Springfield, after along illness. A Taney County native, he had lived in Ozark since 1923. He was a retired farmer and antique dealer. He was one of the first country musicians in Silver Dollar City. His record, “I’m Old, but I’m Awfully Tough” sponsored by Missouri Friends of Folk Arts, is in many libraries. He operated Ozark Opry in Ozark for 31 years. Survivors include his wife, Fern; a daughter, Mrs. Thelma Hermilla, Springfield; three sons, Rex and Ray, both of Ozark and Robert, Wichita, Kan.; 10 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

 

Wood, Fern  (Hobbs) 6 Jun 1906 – 9 Jun 1997  CCH-N 14 June 1997

[Note: Daughter of Lorenzo & Alice (Caudle) Hobbs; married 29 Dec 1922 Emanuel Wood 15 Mar 1900 - Oct 1981]

Fern Wood, 91, Ozark, died Monday, June 9, 1997, in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born June 6, 1906, in a log home near Bradleyville, and was the daughter of Lorenzo and Alice (Caudle) Hobbs. She was one of eleven children and attended Middleton and Roller rural schools in Taney County. On December 29, 1922, she married Emanuel Wood and had lived in Ozark since that time. Years ago Fern worked in a local tomato canning factory. She always canned fruits and vegetables grown in her garden, and was a seamstress for the family. Her life surrounded her family and caring for her children and grandchildren. There was always music in the home, and the family enjoyed singing and playing in the band they formed. She was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Survivors include: two sons, Rex Wood, Ozark and Robert Wood, St. Cloud, Florida; a daughter, Thelma Wood Hermilla, Springfield; four granddaughters, Emmale Fern Wood Griffith, Cyrillus Wood, Margaret Wood Broughton, and Connie Wood Thompson; four grandsons, Steve Wood, Gary Wood, Dan Wood, and Nelson David Hermilla; twenty-two great-grandchildren; and many great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Golda Floyd, Yakima, Washington; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Emanuel, on October 10, 1981; a son, Donald Ray Wood; a grandson, Monte Wood; a granddaughter, Jeannie Wood Moore; brothers and sisters, Rebecca Pearl Matthews, Daniel Hobbs, Emmitt Hobbs, Nola Hobbs Warren, Annie Hobbs, Tom Hobbs, Etta Stevens, Lola Stevens, and an infant brother. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 15, in Adams Funeral Home. Ozark, with Pastor Robert Cornelisse officiating. Burial will be in Weaver Cemetery. Ozark. Visitation will be from 2-4:00 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home.

 

Wood, Frederick “Mike” 6 Apr 1957 - 27 Jun 2009 SN-L 29 Jun 2009 & SN-L 30 Jun 2009

[Note: Son of Mearle & Margaret ( ) Wood; married Karen]

Frederick "Mike" Wood, 52, lost his battle with cancer on June 27, 2009. He was born on April 6, 1957 in Williamsport, Pa., to Mearle and Margaret Wood. Mike worked for the City of Republic for 19 years, where he served the community with pride. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, and was also a huge fan of the band, Rascal Flatts. He was preceded in death by his father, Mearle, and brother, Doug. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Karen; his mother, Margaret; a brother and his wife, Tim and Gina Wood, all from Billings, Mo.; a son, Joey and his fiancée Michelle, Nixa, Mo.; and Mindy, his loving and playful beagle. He also leaves behind so many supportive friends and family. A Celebration of Mike's life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 11, 2009 in Meadors Funeral Home in Republic. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. Online condolences may be made at www.meadors funeralhome.com

 

Wood, Henrietta (Collins) 13 Aug 1912 - 6 Feb 2004 SN-L 8 Feb 2004

[Note: Daughter of Horace P. & Daisy Belle (McGinness) Collins; married 6 Jun 1943 George F. Wood d 15 Nov 1983]

Henrietta Wood, age 91, of Springfield, died at 8:50 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, in ManorCare. She was born Aug. 13, 1912, in Selmore, Mo., to Horace P. and Daisy Belle McGinness Collins. She was married to George F. Wood June 6, 1943, and he preceded her in death Nov. 15, 1983. They retired to Springfield over 30 years ago from Carthage, Mo. Henrietta was a former employee and longterm volunteer for the American Red Cross. She was a member of First and Calvary Presbyterian Church. She is survived by two sons, George Wood and wife Kay Graff, of Springfield, and Bill Wood of Cumming, Ga.; one daughter, Weltha Wood of Tulsa, Okla.; and six grandchildren, Stanley, Roy, Alice, Jim, Patrick and Jennifer Wood. She also had seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004, in Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel with the Rev. Gary Hay officiating. Burial will be in Hazelwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Red Cross, 1211 S. Glenstone, Springfield, MO 65804.

 

Wood, Infant Daughter 4 Jun 1934 - 25 Jun 1934 CCR 28 Jun 1934 p1

[Note: Daughter of A. & Ardith Lucile (Cranfield) Wood]

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Wood died at their home in Ozark Monday, June 25. Burial was made Tuesday in the City Cemetery under the direction of B.C. Klepper.

 

Wood, Loyd Earl 13 Jun 1915 - 28 Jan 2002  CCH-N 13 Feb 2002

[Note: Son of Albert & Clara May (Brown) Wood; married 20 Dec 1946 Rita Meek 21 Jun 1910 - 16 Oct 2001]

Loyd Earl Wood, 86, of Ozark. passed away Jan. 28, 2002, in Ozark Riverview Manor. He was born June 13, 1915, in Wentworth, the son of Albert and Clara May (Brown) Wood. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force, retiring after 22 years of service. During World War II he became a prisoner of war. He was a member of Ozark V F. W. Post 7628 and American Legion Post 639 in Springfield. On Dec. 20, 1946, he and his wife, Rita, were married. She preceded him in death on Oct. 16, 2001 Wood was a member of Riverside Church of Christ, in Ozark. Survivors include: His stepdaughter, Marjorie Green and her husband, Alfred, Mannford, Okla.; two step-grandchildren, Linda Graham, Mannford, Okla. and Janice Trussell and her husband, Tommy, Petal, Miss.; a sister, Mildred Lewis, Ashland, Ore.; two half-sisters, Lois Blevins, Aurora and Marion Chamberlain, Republic; six step-great-grandchildren; seven step-great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Jan. 31, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with James Baysinger officiating. A graveside service was held Feb. l , in Jennings Cemetery, Jennings, Okla., with Jack Hill officiating.

 

Wood, Mabel (Cosby) 15 Jun 1894 -2 Jul 1927 CCR 7 Jul 1927 p1

[Note: Daughter of D. P. & Susan J. (Jones ) Cosby; married Mar 1919 F. O. Wood]

Mabel Cosby, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. O. Cosby was born near Rogersville June 15th, 1894. She passed away July 2nd at the home of her sister, Mrs. John W. Bostic of this city. She was married to F. O. Wood in March of 1919. To this union were born two children, Emma Edith, aged 7 years and Kenneth Lee, aged 4 years. Their home was in Maude, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Wood was brought here several weeks ago in pores the change would help her recuperate. Funeral services were held at the Harmony Baptist church conducted by Rev. J. J. Parten with burial in the Smith cemetery under direction of T. B. Chaffin.

 

Wood, Marcella (Keltner) 25 Feb 1917 - 14 Jan 2008 AdamsFH & CCH-N 23 Jan 2008

[Note: Daughter of John Halbert & Carrie Blanche (Mitchell) Keltner; married 10 May 1936 Russell B. Wood 12 Dec 1913 – 13 Nov 1995]

Marcella Keltner Wood, age 90, of Nixa, passed away Monday, January 14, 2008. She was born February 25, 1917 in Nixa, the only child of John Halbert Keltner and Carrie Blanche (Mitchell) Keltner. She was united in marriage to Russell B. Wood in 1936. She continued to live in Nixa until entering Primrose Place in 2000. During her working career Mrs. Wood served as a postal clerk for thirteen years and as a dental assistant for five years. She served as organist for the First Baptist Church in Nixa for over twenty years, and was most recently a member of Calvary Bible Church. Mrs. Wood was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother. She was fun loving, always generous to others, and able to maintain elegance as a lady. Survivors include: Two children, Judith Diane Martin and husband Robert, Nixa, and William Halbert Wood and wife, Lyn Marie, Kansas City; four grandchildren and their spouses, Trevor and Tisha Martin, Tiffany and Travis Harris, Grant and Emma Wood, and Gavin and Andrea Wood; ten great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell, in 1995, a grandson, Kevin Martin, and her parents. Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM Friday, January 18, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Pastor Joseph Fahl officiating. Burial will follow in Payne Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Kevin Martin Scholarship Fund, in care of Adams Funeral Home, 109 N. Truman Blvd., Nixa, MO 65714.

 

Wood, Marshall 12 Mar 1893 - 5 Jun 1977 OH 9 Jun 1977 p2

[Note: married Rose Zetta Doss 8 Jan 1891 - 19 Nov 1942 m/1 Daugherty]

OZARK - Marshall Wood, 84, Rogersville, died Sunday at 9:15 p.m. in Cox Medical Center, Springfield after a long illness. Mr. Wood was a longtime resident of Rogersville and was a stock and grain farmer. Survivors include his wife, Zetta; a step-son, Bill Daugherty, Gilroy, Calif; two step-daughters, Mrs. Zelma Harris, Kansas City and Mrs. Juanita Sterling, Springfield; and 17 step grandchildren.. Services will be Thursday, June 9 at 2:00 p.m. at Adams Chapel with the Rev. Bob Dasal officiating. Burial will be in Ozark Cemetery.

AND

Wood, Marshall 12 Mar 1893 - 5 Jun 1977 OH 16 Jun 1977 p8

We would like to thank all the many friends and neighbors, for all the kindness they showed us in the loss of our loved one, Marshall Wood. The food, flowers, visits, prayers and many acts of kindness was appreciated as such. A special thanks to Thelma and Dean Adams. The Christian love and thoughtfulness will never be forgotten. They did so many things to help us and ease our sorrow. May the lord bless them and each of you.  Zetta Wood and Family.

 

Wood, Emily Matilda (Essary) 12 Jan 1867 - 13 Apr 1964 CCR 16 Apr 1964 p3

[Note: Daughter of Andrew Jackson “Jack“ & Cassandra Lea (Deckard) Essary; married Thomas Wilson Wood]

Mrs. Matilda Wood, 97, died at her home at 8:35 a.m. Monday. A resident of Ozark 41 years, she was a Civil War widow. Surviving are two sons, Emmanuel, Ozark and McKinley, Oxnard, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Martha Barnett and Mrs. Sally Church, both of Springfield and Mrs. Melvina Bunyon, Pratt, Kan.; two brothers, Adam Essary, Springfield and Bradford Essary, Maryville, Calif.; 8 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and a great, great grandchild. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) in the Harris Chapel. Elder Paul Penno officiated, and burial was in Weaver Cemetery.

 

Wood, Max Alan 28 May 1941 - 4 Mar 2012 SN-L 7 Mar 2012

[Note: Son of Etzel & Alice (Posey) Wood; married Norma]

            Max Wood, 70, Ozark. Arrangements: Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava.

AND

Wood, Max Alan 28 May 1941 - 4 Mar 2012 ClinkingbeardFH

            Max Alan Wood, 70 years, departed from the arms of his loving family into the arms of Jesus on March 4, 2012 at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, MO with his family by his side. Max was born May 28, 1941 in Ava, MO to Etzel and Alice (Posey) Wood. Max was married to Norma Buchanan on May 28, 1958. They had 53 wonderful years together. Max retired from Missouri State University in 2000 after 31 years of service. Max enjoyed retirement doing what he liked the most which included fishing, spending time outdoors, riding horses, following his wife to Branson and spending as much times as he could with his family. He was Director of Auxiliary Services where he was in charge of the Bookstore, Vending, Merchandising and Food Service. He was inducted onto the Wall of Fame at MSU in 2006 for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the University. Max served in the Army from 1962 to 1965. He was a Deacon at Eastside General Baptist Church from 1987 to his death. Max was well known for his smile, his firm hand shake, his integrity and honesty and most of all his love for his family, friends and church. Max was preceded in death by his parents, Etzel and Alice. His loves were his wife, Norma Wood, Ozark, MO, two children, Tonya Anderson & husband, Brad, Smyrna, TN and Matthew Alan Wood, Ozark, MO, two grandchildren, Trey Alan and Alexia Lynn Wood, Ozark, MO, many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services for Max will be Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, MO with burial in the Goodhope Cemetery, Ava, MO. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Officiating will be Rev. Robert Roberts and Rev. Russell Sanders. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Eastside General Baptist Church, 1606 N. Oak Grove, Springfield, MO 65803. 

Wood, McKinley 4 Sep 1897 - 21 Jan 1980 OH 31 Jan 1980 pB5

[Note: Son of Thomas Wilson & Emily Matilda (Essary) Wood; married Victoria]

McKinley Wood, 83, Cornville, Ariz., brother of Emmanuel Wood of Ozark, died Jan. 21 in Cottonwood, Ariz. Cause of death was pneumonia with complications. Mr. Wood is survived by his wife, Victoria. Funeral services were held in Cottonwood.

 

Wood, Monte Robert 1 Dec 1956 - 4 Oct 1990 NN-E 18 Oct 1990

[Note: Son of Robert & Nita (  ) Wood; married Jenny]

Monte Robert Wood, 33, a longtime resident of Springfield, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 1990, in his home. He was born Dec. 1, 1956, in the Springfield Baptist Hospital. He spent his childhood in Ozark. He attended Ozark Elementary and High School and loved to fish, explore caves and hunt arrowheads. He served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged as a disabled veteran on July 23, 1976. He was an active member of the Mensa organization of Springfield. He is survived by his children, Dawnita, Sabrina, Jamie Lee and Crystal, all of Augusta, Kan., and Matthew and Ryan and their mother, Jenny Groh, Springfield; a father, Robert Wood, St. Cloud, Fla.; a mother and stepfather, Nita and Jerry Baker, Yuma, Ariz.; a brother, Verlin Jones, Savannah, Mo.; two sisters, Emmale Griffith, Yuma, Ariz., and Cyrillus and her husband, Jaimie Hanafin, Clever; grandparents Fern Wood, Ozark, and the Rev. Jesse and Pauline Hunt, Springfield; 15 nieces and nephews; four uncles; five aunts; two great-aunts; two great-uncles; 21 first cousins; and a host of other relatives and numerous friends. Graveside services were held Friday in National Cemetery, Springfield, with military rites by VFW Post 3404, VFW Post 963 and American Legion Post 676. Services were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Wood, Raymond Oscar 21 Feb 1924 - Jun 1978 OH 8 Jun 1978 p6

[Note: married Virginia]

MARIONVILLE - Services for Raymond Oscar Wood, 54, Marionville were at 2 p.m. Thursday in Bradford-Surridge Chapel with the Rev. O. O. Best officiating. Burial was in Marionville IOOF Cemetery. Mr. Wood died Tuesday morning in St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, after a short illness. He was employed at the Missouri Chest Hospital in Mount Vernon. He was a World War II veteran and a member of the VFW. Survivors include his wife, Virginia; a son, Floyd, Marionville; a daughter, Mrs. Vivian Fuzzell, Ozark; three brothers, Dave and Bill, Bourbon and Roland, Leasburg; and a sister, Mrs. Gladys Strzelec, Seattle, Wash.

 

Wood, Ricky Vaughn 25 Oct 1954 - 20 Mar 1988

[Note: Son of ? & Helen (Bolin) Wood]

Graveside services for Ricky V. Wood, San Francisco, Calif., will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Manley Cemetery, south of Springfield. Burial will be under the direction of Ayre-Goodwin Funeral Home. Mr. Wood, a musician, died Sunday in his home after a short illness. Springfield News-Leader, November 25 1988.

 

Wood, Rita Meek 21 Jun 1910 - 16 Oct 2001  CCH-N 24 Oct 2001

[Note: married Lloyd Earl Wood 13 Jun 1915 - 28 Jan 2002]

Rita Meek Wood, age 91, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at Ozark Riverview Manor in Ozark.  Mrs. Wood was a homemaker and was a member of the Ozark V F.W. Ladies Auxiliary. She was a member of the Church of Christ, attending the Riverside Road Church of Christ in Ozark. Survivors include: her husband, Lloyd E. Wood, presently residing in Ozark Riverview Manor, a daughter, Marjorie Green and her husband, Alfred, Mannford, Okla.; two grandchildren, Linda Graham, Mannford, Okla., and Janice Trussell and her husband Tommy, of Petal, Miss.; six great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Etta Lochary, Oilton, Okla.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 19 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Jim Baysinger officiating. Burial was in Jennings Cemetery in Jennings, Okla.

 

Wood, Rose Zetta (Doss) Daugherty 8 Jan 1891 - 19 Nov 1942 CCR 19 Nov 1942 p1

[Note: Daughter of of William D. & Minerva Jane (Woods) Doss; married ? Daughtery; married Marshall Wood 12 Mar 1893 - 5 Jun 1977]

Mrs. Marshall Wood, 51, died this morning at 4 o’clock at a Springfield hospital following several weeks illness. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Ozark Baptist church with Rev. Floyd Hanks officiating. Burial will be in the Ozark cemetery under the direction of the Dunn Funeral Home of Springfield.

 

Wood, Russell B. 12 Dec 1913 – 13 Nov 1995  CCH-N 22 Nov 1995

[Note: Son of William Floyd & Clara Mae (Maupin) Wood; married 10 May 1936 Marcella Keltner 25 Feb 1917 - 14 Jan 2008]

Russell B. Wood, 81, passed away at 2:12 p.m., Monday, Nov. 13, 1995, in St. Johns Regional Health Center, Springfield, Mo. Mr. Wood was born on Friday, Dec. 12, 1913,  in Protem, Missouri, the son of William F. Wood and Clara Mae Maupin Wood. He was united in marriage May 10, 1936, in Nixa, Mo., to Marcella Keltner. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran where he served in Patton's Third Army, and was the recipient of three bronze stars. He was a rural mail carrier in Nixa, for over 32 years. He was a graduate of S.M.S.U. and was a school teacher and coach in Nixa Schools and was inducted into the Nixa Sports Hall of Fame in 1985. Russell was a member of First Baptist Church, Nixa, where he was a deacon and taught Sunday School for over 42 years. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marcella; a son, W. Hal Wood and his wife, Lyn Marie, of Kansas City, Mo.; a daughter, Judith Martin and her husband, Bob, of Nixa, Mo.; two sisters, Edna Wasson, Nixa, and Vonda Bodanskie, of Springfield, Mo.; and one brother, Dr. Victor Wood, Nixa; four grandsons, Kevin and Trevor Martin, and Grant and Gavin Wood; a granddaughter, Tiffany Harris; a great-grandson. Drew; and a great-granddaughter, Nicole.  Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 15, 1995, in Harris, a Cassity Heritage Funeral Home, Nixa, with the Rev. Richard Eakins officiating. Burial followed in Payne Cemetery.

 

Wood, Samuel G. 1865 - 7 Aug 1941 CCR 14 Aug 1941 p1

[Note: Son of Henry & Adeline (Weatherman) Wood]

Samuel G. Wood, brother of Mrs. James Estep of Ozark, died last Thursday in Springfield. He was 75 years old and had been an attorney in Springfield since 1912. Funeral services were held Saturday in Klingner chapel. Wood came to Springfield from Taney County, opened an office on Commercial street, and remained there ever since. He was previously a state representative from Taney county.

 

Wood, Twyla Avonell (Harp) Antrim 19 Dec 1920 - 9 Feb 2009 SN-L 10 Feb 2009

[Note; Daughter of Clyde & Margaret (  ) Harp; married James Antrim; married Roy Wood]

Twyla Avonell Wood was born on December 19, 1920, to Clyde and Margaret Harp in Caney, Kansas. Twyla passed away on February 9, 2009, at Christian Health Care in Nixa, Missouri, after several years of illness. She and her family moved when she was a young child to Filer, Idaho where she graduated from high school. As a young adult, Twyla moved with her family to Lamar, Missouri. She worked for the Rural Electric Association in Lamar as a cashier for many years. While working there, Twyla met President Harry S. Truman. Many years later Twyla moved to Kansas City, Missouri, where she married James Antrim. After his death, she moved to Springfield and worked at Beltone Hearing. A few years later she married Roy Wood and moved to Ava, Missouri until he passed away. At that time she returned to the Springfield area until her death. Twyla attended Highway Church of the Nazarene in Ava, First Church of the Nazarene in Springfield and was a member of Grace Church of the Nazarene in Springfield. She enjoyed playing the piano and organ, shopping, and playing Skipbow with her Sunday school friends. Twyla will always be remembered for her immaculate hair and dress. Twyla is survived by one sister, Juanita Branstine and brother-in-law, Donald; one niece, Dawn Woods and husband, Robert; one nephew, Bruce Branstine and wife, Debbie; one great niece, Mindy Caldwell and husband, Brett; one great nephew, Blake Branstine and wife, Erica; and two great-great nieces, Kylee and Jessica Branstine. She will be missed very much by her family, but now she is residing with her heavenly father. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 11, 2009, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Klingner Cope Family Home at White Chapel at 5234 W. State Hwy. EE (Division), Springfield. Graveside Services will be held on Thursday, February 12, 2009, at 2 p.m. in White Chapel Memorial Gardens.

 

Wood, William Floyd 23 Jan 1888 - 5 May 1964      CCR 7 May 1964 p1

[Note: Son of Columbia B. & Clara (  ) Wood; married Clara Mae Maupin 12 Apr 1887 - 19 Nov 1980]

A well-known Nixa businessman and civic leader, William Floyd Wood, 76, died at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in St. John’s Hospital in Springfield where he had been a patient for the past week. Born in Protem, Mr. Wood taught school and farmed until he became a Nixa merchant in 1919. He was an active businessman in Nixa until ill health forces his retirement in 1951. He was a member, teacher and deacon for several years in the First Baptist Church here. He was presented a 50-year services pin in 1962 by the Masonic Lodge. Mr. Wood is survived by his wife, Clara M.; two daughters, Mrs. J. Milton Wasson, Nixa. and Mrs. Harry Bodanski, Springfield; two sons, Russell B. and Dr. Victor Wood of Nixa; two brothers, W. G. Wood,. Aurora and Charles I. Wood, Nixa; a sister, Mrs. W. D. Fine, Cedar Creek; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the First Baptist Church at Nixa. The Rev. Kenneth Bandy and the Rev. Roscoe Harding will officiate, and burial will be in Delaware under direction of Harris

Note: This clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner has a handwritten date of 1964 in the margin.

 

Wood, William Frank “Bill” 25 Jan 1951 - 25 Sep 2008 SN-L 28 Sep 2008

[Note: Son of Richard E. & Norma Jean (Boyce) Wood; married Jeanie]

William Frank "Bill” Wood, son of Norma Jean (Boyce) Wood and the late Richard E. Wood, was born in Monett, Missouri on January 25, 1951, and passed away on September 25, 2008, in his home in Rogersville. At the time of his passing he was 57 years and 8 months of age. Bill grew up in the Springfield area and, after high school he went to college at Missouri Southern University. While in college he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he proudly served during the Vietnam War. Following his service he completed his education at SMSU. Bill worked in metal fabrication with Paul Mueller Company and then at Rose Metal Company before becoming a sales engineer at Custom Manufacturing and Polishing, Inc. where he worked for over 15 years. The kindness of his companies, owners and co-workers over the last several years were much appreciated. He loved to work with his hands and to put together models. Fishing and hunting were favorite activities, as well as watching his beloved Green Bay Packers. Bill was an avid reader and always had a book in his hands. He was a member of the Cherry Grove Baptist Church north of Buffalo, and he loved his Lord and Savior. Bill was preceded in death by his father, Dick; and a granddaughter, Abby Meiss. He is survived by his wife, Jeanie of the home; five daughters, Robyn Jackson of Ozark, Kristi Stagner of Nixa, Tammy Meiss of Willard, Karyn Mitchell of Republic, and Alaina Fox of Nixa; his mother, Jean Wood of Springfield; his sister, Monta Montgomery of Springfield; and 12 grandchildren. He also leaves other family members, including his nieces, nephews, and cousins, as well as his church family and other friends who will all truly miss him. He was a beloved husband, father, PaPa and son. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 28, 2008, in the funeral home. Funeral services will be conducted at Missouri Veterans Cemetery on Monday, September 29, 2008, at 10 a.m. with Bro. Loren Dryer officiating. Music will be provided by Steve Crocker on the guitar and Joel Wren on bagpipes. Escorts will be Erik Jackson, Craig Stagner, Jeremy Mitchell, Geoff Meiss, James Fox, and Larry Taunt. Interment will be in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery of Springfield, Missouri, under the direction of the Cantlon Otterness Funeral Home of Buffalo. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lung Association.

 

Wood, William L. 21 Jan 1918 - 11 Feb 2008 SN-L 15 Feb 2008

[Note: Son of William Andrew & Olive Bell (Clark) Wood; married 12 Mar 1960 Vera L. Fouch]

William L. Wood, 90, Strafford, Mo., passed away Monday, February 11, 2008, in Cox Hospital, Springfield, Mo. He was born in Tulsa, Okla., on January 21, 1918, to William Andrew Wood and Olive Bell (Clark) Wood. In July 1939, at the age of 21, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served as Warrant Officer overseas with the 103rd Division, later serving the Army in other capacities. On March 12, 1960, he was united in marriage to Vera L. Fouch in Jackson Co., Mo. William retired from the Post Office in Kansas City after 35 years. He was the first to ride the train and deliver mail from Missouri into Kansas. William "Bill" was a very active person, belonging to the Ozark Genealogy Society as a charter member for 30 years; and belonging to the Sons of the American Revolution, other organizations, Lodge #608 and Eastern Star #471. He was working on SAR papers when he became ill. He and his wife Vera worked many wonderful hours together researching genealogy and helping other people with their searches. William was preceded in death by his loving wife, Vera, his parents and a grandson. He is survived by a son, William J. Wood Jr.; a grandson, Stacy Wood; and two granddaughters, Kelly Annette and Shannon Michelle; also great-grandchildren and three close families, Thomas and Becky Comstock, Josephine and Maria Hayes and Doris Gideon. A visitation will be held Sunday, February 17, 2008, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home, 1635 N. Benton, Springfield, Mo. Graveside service will be Tuesday, February 19, 2008, at 1 p.m. in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice in William's name. Online condolences may be made at www.klingner-cope.com.

 

Wood, Zetta F. (Adams) Daugherty 1891 - 5 Oct 1980 OH 16 Oct 1980 p9

[Note: married 2 Jul 1910 CCM Sebern W. Daugherty  20 Feb 1877 - 20 Oct 1959; married ? Wood; no SSDI found]

Services for Mrs. Zetta Daugherty Wood, 89, Rt. 2, Rogersville, were held Oct. 5 in the Adams Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Richard Eakins officiating. Burial was in the Hopedale Cemetery north of Ozark. She was a member of the Center Point Church of Christ. Mrs. Wood died Oct. 2 in Cox Medical Center. Among those surviving are a son, Bill Daugherty, of Gilroy, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Zelma Harris of Kansas City, Mo and Mrs. Juanita Herling of Fair Play; 14 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren.

 

 

Woodall, Fred 31 Jul 1902 - 31 Dec 1980 OH 8 Jan 1981

[Note: Son of  Marcus & Biddie (Bryant) Woodall]

Services were held Saturday for the Rev. Fred K. Woodall, 78, Springfield, a Christian county native and brother of Mrs. Marie Johns of Sparta. Mr. Woodall died Dec. 31 in St. John’s Regional Health Center after a long illness.

 

Woodall, Homer 5 May 1892 - 15 Jun 1971 CCR 17 Jun 1971 p1

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Woodall, Mable 1900 - 15 1971  CCR 17 Jun 1971 p1

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Vidan, Charles 5 Mar 1915 - 15 Jun 1971   CCR 17 Jun 1971 p1

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Petrovic, Lyllana 1925 - 15 Jun 1971 CCR 17 Jun 1971 p1

U.S. 65 Auto Crashed Continue the Carnage

Most recent in the series of auto accident on U.S. 65 eight miles north, have left four persons dead and five others with serious injury. Four were killed instantly at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday in a head-on collusion near the railroad crossing a half mile north of the 65-14 junction. Dead at the scene were Homer Woodall, 70, North Little Rock, Ark.; his wife, Mable, 79, Charles Vidan, 50, of Granite City, Ill, and Lyllana Petrovic, 45 of Paris, France. Still in “fair” condition Thursday morning in St. John’s Hospital is Mrs. Mildena Vidan, 49 of Granite City while her son, Michael, 14, remains in “critical” condition. Miss Carla Mueller, 14, granddaughter of the Woodall couple is in satisfactory condition. The tragedy occurred in a  straightaway portion of the highway when Woodall, northbound, pulled into the opposite lane to pass and the opposite lane to pass and struck the Vidan auto headon.

Two Ozark women were seriously injured at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday when their auto was forced off the road by another auto on the James river hill as they were enroute to Springfield. Listed in “Fair” condition art St. John’s after being taken off the “critical” list is Mrs. Edward Ridenour, 50, of Ozark, the driver. She is recovering from fractures of both legs and her right elbow, internal injuries and facial lacerations. Her sister, Mrs. George Brock, 54, is still listed in “serious” condition, suffering from chest injuries, facial lacerations, and fractures to the ankle, wrist, shoulder, hip and knee. The Ridenour vehicle skidded off the road and crashed into the rock bluff, and it was forced from the highway. The offending driver was not apprehended. It is hoped the highway department and the highway patrol will take note of the rapidly increasing number of mishaps on this section of the highway, due to heavy traffic and do something quickly to alleviate the situation.

 

Woodall, Marcus Sep 1871 - 7 May 1962 CCR 10 May 1962 p4

[Note: married first 15 Nov 1896 Biddie Ann Bryant 14 Sep 1871 - 16 Jan 1911; married second 29 Sep 1912 Ora (Roberts) Gann, widow of James I. Gann 21 Mar 1873 - 11 Jun 1909; on 1880 census, 4 Woodall children listed in home of John & Margaret Hacker, as a cousin]

A former resident of Springfield and Ozark, Marcus Woodall, 90, died at his home in Long Beach, Calif. Monday. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today in Long Beach with burial to be there. Survivors include four sons, Clarence 2121 North Fremont, Fred, 2616 West Walnut, Howard, 1807 West Lynn, all of Springfield and Ray, Long beach; three daughters, Mrs. Minnie Webb, Baldwin Park, Calif., Mrs. Angie Keeler, Long Beach and Mrs. Marie Johns, Sparta; three step-sons, Elmer Gann, Sparta, Justin Gann, Aurora, Reggie Gann, Tulsa; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Tressie Jones, Aurora and Elsie Gann of the state of Kansas and 16 grandchildren.

 

Woodmansee, Hazel M. 10 Dec 1896 - 24 Jan 1989 OH 2 Feb 1989

Hazel M. Woodmansee, 92, of Springfield, died at 2:30 a.m. Jan. 24 at the Mount Vernon Park Healthcare Center West following a long illness. Services for Mrs. Woodmansee were held Jan. 26 at the Pitts Funeral Chapel, Bolivar, with the Rev. Gary Cruse officiating. Burial was in New Bethel Cemetery, near Halfway. A native of Polk County, Mrs. Woodmansee moved to Springfield in 1953. She was a member of the Bethel Assembly of God Church and was a homemaker. Surviving are five sons, Clarke, Bolivar, Coy, Cabool, Ray, Pleasant Hope, Johnny, Springfield, and George, Fair Play; five daughters, Betty Ayres, Billings, Jo Ellen Skelley, Fair Grove, Dorothy Clark, Springfield, Barney Sigman, Mountain Grove, and Wilma Woodmansee, Springfield; 43 grandchildren; and 50 great-grandchildren.

 

Woodmansee, Opal Marie (Butts) 21 Jun 1898 – 31 May 1995  CCH-N 7 June 1995

Opal Marie Woodmansee, 96, formerly of Springfield, Nixa, and Bolivar, died Wednesday, May 31, 1995, at St. Joseph’s Care Center, Phoenix, Ariz. She was born June 21, 1898, in Vera, Okla., the daughter of Burl E. and Amelia Ann (Puckett) Butts. She was a homemaker of the Episcopal faith. Survivors include four children and their spouses, Corky and Kathy Woodmansee, Fort Wayne, Ind., Jerry and Carol Mosby, Springfield, Charles and Sondra Thompson and Karen Woodmansee, all of Phoenix, Ariz.; ten grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Services were Saturday, June 3, 1995, at Greenwood Cemetery, Bolivar, under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home South with John West officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Care Center, 531 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix Ariz., 85013.

 

Woodrel, Lorraine E. (Wright) 28 Sep 1899 - 27 Apr 1999  CCH-N 5 May 1999

[Note: Daughter of E. Ellsworth & Selma Hilder (Erickson) Wright; married Earle Woodrel]

Lorraine E. Woodrel, Ozark, age 99, formerly of Republic, died at 3:35 a.m. Tuesday, April 27, 1999 . in the Ozark Riverview Manor. Mrs. Woodrel and her late husband, Earle, had lived in Republic for several years prior to moving to Ozark in the fall of 1989. She was a homemaker and a member of the Eastern Star. While living in Republic, she was active in the Republic United Methodist Church and the Senior Center. She was currently a member of the Ozark United Methodist Church and the WMU. She was preceded in death by her parents, E. Ellsworth and Selma Hilder (Erickson) Wright; her husband, Earle in May 27, 1999; four sisters, Ruth Wright, Frances Wright, Mildred Wright and Florence Carpenter. She is survived by one sister, Jessie Ingalsbe of Ozark; a stepson, Edward Woodrel, Warrensburg; four nephews, Gordon Carpenter, State of California, Gene Ingalsbe, State of North Caroline, Wayne Inglasbe, Lampe and David Ingalsbe of Independence; and a niece, Florence Kauffman, Springfield. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, April 30, 1999, in the Ozark United Methodist Church with Rev. Rod Kelley and Rev. Jim Young officiating under the direction of Meadors Funeral Homes, Republic. Graveside service were at 2:30 p.m. Friday, in Oak Lawn Cemetery, West Plains. Visitation was 9-10 a.m. in the Ozark United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ozark UMC Building Fund. The Republic Chapel was open Thursday morning.

 

Woodruff, Henry Eugene Dale 21 Dec 1939 - 14 Feb 2003  CCH-N 5 Mar 2003

[Note: Son of Edgar & Opal (  ) Woodruff; married Virginia Deckard]

Henry Eugene Dale Woodruff, 63, Rogersville, died Feb. 14, 2003, at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born Dec. 21, 1939, in Mountain Grove to Edgar and Opal Woodruff. He proudly served in the U.S. Army. Woodruff was genuinely loved by all who knew him. He loved his children unconditionally. He loved Sam and Shorty. He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, working and dancing. He was employed as groundskeeper at Twin Oaks, was a carpenter and a jack-of-all-trades. Woodruff' was preceded in death by his father Edgar Woodruff; his mother, Opal Woodruff; sister, Charlene Woodruff; half-brother, Martin Parmenter; and grandson Josepa Esteban. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Deckard, Sparta; daughter, Patricia Woodruff, Springfield; son, Bobby Joe Woodruff, Rogersville; son, Edgar Eugene Woodruff and wife Donnell, Rogersville; and daughter, Jenny Sue "Sissy" Applegate and husband Alvin, Fordland. He was also survived by his grandchildren, Ray Sartin, Felicia Zinn, Stanley Lakey, , Jamie Lakey, Opal Woodruff, Christopher Woodruff, Carmen Kayla Marissa Woodruff, Michael Glenn Applegate, Otis Sean Applegate, Joshua Henry Applegate, and Jacob Alvin Applegate; great-grandchildren Terry Eugene Fausett, Rolland Lynn Fausett, and Thomas Jason Zinn II; brothers Alfred Woodruff, Strafford, and Lawrence Woodruff and wife Linda, Springfield; sisters Pauline Wilson, Springfield, Lois Creson and husband Pete, Rogersville, Bertha Roberta Oxenreider, Pleasant Hope, Wanda Craig, Springfield, and Julia Ann Smith and husband Ted, Rogersville. "We love you" from all your brothers and sisters. He is also survived by 35 nieces and nephews., Services were held Feb. 19 at Preston-Marsh Funeral Home. Burial was in Cardwell Chapel Cemetery, Diggins, with full military honors by Webster County Memorial Veterans Association.

 

Woodruff, Michael Dean 24 Sep 1970 - 7 Apr 1999  CCH-N 5 May 1999

[Note: Son of Michael & Rhonda (Hard) Woodruff; married 23 Jan 1993 Marie Ackfeld]

Michael Dean Woodruff, 28, of Reed Springs, Missouri died Wednesday April 7, 1999 at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield after an eight month battle against cancer. Michael was born September 24, 1970 to Michael and Rhonda Hard Woodruff in West Plains. He graduated in 1988 from Highland High School, Highland, Illinois. He attended Belleville Area College, Belleville, Illinois. Michael was married January 23, 1993 in Reeds Springs, Missouri to Marie Ackfeld and to this union two children were born, Michael Dean Jr. and Skye Nicole. Michael worked as a cement mason in Branson, Springfield and St. Louis areas. He was a compassionate and loving father, son, brother, grandson and friend. He was a very knowledgeable person with many interests and hobbies. Survivors include one son, Michael Dean, Jr., one daughter, Skye Nicole and former wife Marie Woodruff of Cape Fair; his parents, Rhonda and Gerald Ritchie of Reed Springs, and Michael E. Woodruff of Mountain View; three brothers, Mark Woodruff and spouse, Lisa of Highland, Illinois, Chance Ritchie of Reed Springs, and Levi Ritchie of Edwardsville, Illinois; two sisters, Rebecca Ritchie of Reed Springs, Ailie Slusher and spouse Grayell of Granite City, Illinois; his grandparents, Elizabeth Hard of Mountain View, Woody and Dorene Woodruff of Mountain View, and Zorka Ritchie of Highland, Illinois. He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Walter Hard of Mountain View. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 10, 1999 at Yarber Mortuary Chapel in Mountain View with Minister Larry Yarber officiating. Interment was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mountain View. A fund has been established for Michael's two children, Michael Jr., 5, and Skye, 2. Contributions can be sent in care of Mark Woodruff, 4362 State Rt. 160, Highland, Illinois, 62249.

 

Woodruff, Pansy 30 Oct 1905 - 12 Oct 1983 OH 20 Oct 1983 p10

Services for Pansy Woodruff, 77, Fordland, were held Oct., 19 at the United Methodist church with the Revs, Howard Cowen and Billy Grabeel officiating. Burial was in Fordland Cemetery under the direction of Marsh of Fordland. Mrs. Woodruff died Oct. 12 at Cox Medical Center, Springfield, after a long illness. She was a member of the United Methodist church of Fordland. Survivors include two sons, Jesse and Orin, both of Fordland; two daughters, Mrs. Mae Matney, Seymour and Mrs. Opal Cowan, Conway; three brothers; two sisters; 15 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

 

Woodruff, Sheila K. 16 Feb 1981 - 13 Aug 2003 Monett Times 14 Aug 2003

            A Monett woman has died from injuries sustained in a Christian County traffic accident Tuesday at 11:45 p.m. on Highway 60 in Billings. The Missouri State Highway Patrol issued the following report: Sheila K. Woodruff, 22, one of the drivers, sustained serious injuries in the wreck. She was taken to Cox Medical Center South in Springfield, where she died at 5:45 p.m. yesterday. Her body has been taken to Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett. Terry L. Bailey, 42, of Barling, Arkansas, was the other driver. The accident occurred when the westbound Woodruff vehicle crossed the center line and side swiped the eastbound Bailey tractor-trailer. Investigating the wreck was Trooper Wilkins. 


Woods, Andrew 1893 - 31 May 1923 CCR 8 Jun 1923

[Note: no Find a Grave listing; no MO DC found; no Chaffin record; guess on date of birth]

The body of Andrew Woods aged 30 years, who was shot and killed Wednesday night, May 31st in Kansas City by a Negro robber, arrived at Chadwick last Saturday where it was met by Undertaker T. B. Chaffin with the hearse and taken to Taneyville where relatives resided, for burial and where funeral services were held at the cemetery at 3:30 p.m. by Rev. Johnson. The deceased leaves the widow and one child, the parents of the widow living at Taneyville.

 

Woods, Avery Ernest 28 Jul 1891 - 22 Aug 1966      CCR 25 Aug 1966 p1

[Note: Name from other records; Son of  Franz Siegel "Siggie" & Sarah (Ruffin ) Woods; married  Ella Marie Anderson 18 Oct 1889 - 4 Jan 1982]

H. Ernest Woods, 75, Rogersville, died at 1:15 p.m. Monday at his home after a lingering illness. Mr. Woods had lived in Rogersville the past 10 months. He was a retired Christian County farmer and a member of the Elm Grove Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Marie; four sons, Bradie, Bobby and Ray, all of Rogersville and Roger of Roseville, N. M.; three daughters, Mrs. Ernestine Miller, Arlington, Va. and Mrs Eloise Dyer, and Mrs. Rheba  Aven, both of Rogersville; two brothers, Elmer, Rogersville and Bea, Kansas City, Kan.; 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Kelly-Ferrell-Marsh Chapel wit the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was in Roller Cemetery south of Rogersville.

 

Woods, Benjamin F. 1 Jan 1902 - 15 Apr 1977 OH 21 Apr 1977 p9

[Note: Son of Jefferson & Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Bolin) Woods]

Ben F. Woods, 75, Springfield, died at 2:28 a.m. Friday in the Missouri State Chest Hospital, Mt. Vernon, after a long illness. He was a retired plaster contractor and a member of the Baptist Church. Mr. Woods was a longtime Springfield area resident. Surviving are two sons, Sam of Ash Grove and Hobart of Phoenix, Ariz.; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Mae Hudson, Minneapolis and Mrs. Eva Elsie, state of California; two sisters, Mrs. June Lee Sinclair, Ozark and Mrs. Laura Melton, Juno, Calif.; two brothers, Oscar of Ozark and Guy of 1943 North West, 18 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday in Greenlawn Battlefield South with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery east of Ozark.

 

Woods, Bobby Lee 3 Oct 1918 - 29 Aug 2005 SN-L 30 Aug 2005

[Note: Son of  Ernest & Ella Marie (Anderson) Woods; married 2 Apr 1948 Ila Mae Mooney ]

Bobby Lee Woods, age 86, of Rogersville, passed away Monday, August 29, 2005, in Christian Health Care of Springfield, East. He was born October 3, 1918, the son of Ernest and Marie (Anderson) Woods. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. On April 2, 1948 he and Ila Mae Mooney were united in marriage. Mr. Woods retired from the Greene County Road and Bridge Department. Previously he had worked for Kraft as a milk truck driver. He was a member of Sparta Church of Christ. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He was a member of the Rogersville Saddle Club and enjoyed coon hunting with friends. Survivors include his wife, Ila Mae; five children, Doyle Woods and his wife, Dianna, Rogersville, Ella Mae Emerick and her husband, Doug, Rogersville, Patsy Scott and her husband, Richard, Springfield, Janet White and her husband, Larry, Springfield, and Judy Moore, Rogersville; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a sister, Reba Aven, Nixa; and two brothers, Ray Woods and Roger Woods, both of Rogersville. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Brady Woods; two sisters, Eloise Dennis and Ernestine Miller; and an infant sister. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 31, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will follow in Roller Cemetery, Rogersville. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

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Woods, Bobby Lee 3 Oct 1918 - 29 Aug 2005 CCH-N 7 Sep 2005

            Bobby Lee Woods, 86, of Rogersville, passed away Aug. 29, 2005, in Christian Health Care of Springfield. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 31, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial followed in Roller Cemetery, Rogersville. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 30, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. 

 

 

Wolfe, Laura A. (Teague) 10 Oct 1930 - 15 May 1981  OH 19 Mar 1981 p1

[Note: Daughter of John & Bessie (Jones) Teague; married Estel E. Wolfe]

Dear Hearts and Gentle People  “The House That Love Built . ..”

A popular song of several decades ago has these words, “I love those dear hearts and gentle people of my home town . . .” It could be the song of Mrs. Estel (Laura) Wolfe as she fights for her life in Cox Medical Center in Springfield, victim of a ravenging condition. On Saturday Feb. 7, after she entered the hospital, the Wolfe house in Bruner burned of undetermined causes. Nobody was home. Relatives, friends and other people - some she doesn’t even know - swung into action to help, even building a brand new gift house, readied for her return. Mrs. Wolfe has been the Bruner postmaster for the past 19 years. Before that, he parents, Mrs. Bessie and the late John Teague, had it in connection with a grocery. Mrs. Wolfe was told about the fire the night that it happened. Her husband saw no need to keep from her what she would learn anyway. Her sister, Mrs.. Mary Humble of Springfield said, “Her bravery has given strength to us all.” “I’m going to hip this thing,” the sister quoted her in connection with her illness. Mrs. Wolf’s physician allows no visitors except family  members, and then for only a few minutes at a time, Some member of the family is always with her. Of the new home, Mrs. Humble said, “I’ve never seen so much love and kindness, It’s unbelievable the way people have helped. Mrs. Wolfe is a time person but has a large heart. “She has love for everyone, She’s kind and friendly. That’s the way I see her as a sister. That’s the way others see her.. “She has exclaimed so many times, crying sometimes, how wonderful people have been. “It’s really touching the way she has reacted. She’s such a brave person. She has given all of us strength,” Mrs. Humble said. Nobody was home when it burned. Daughter Stacy, 17, a senior at Sparta High School senior, was at her sisters, Mrs. Teresa (Rick) Gilbert of Oldfield. She went to the fire but collapsed and had to be taken back to her sister’s. The homesite is s 200 acre stock farm near Bruner. Stacy is the only child at home. She and her father are living in Sparta in a house owned by Gene Teague, Mrs. Wolfe’s brother. There’s also a son, Terris Wolfe, of Rt. 9, Ozark, employed in Springfield at the Paul Mueller Co. On Sunday after the fire, Mrs. Freida Mae Hartley, sister of Estel Wolfe and owner of Ozark Ready-To-Wear, provided the family with clothing. She then organized the plan for rebuilding. A miscellaneous shower was held at the Bruner Community Building with the entire community helping, Hostesses were Betty Braden and Eloise St. John and Susie Johns of Sparta. Churches in the area included Bruner Baptist, the Wolfe’s church, helped with gifts and money. Robert Gideon of Sparta was hired by Estel Wolfe to supervise the construction of the house, Everyone else who has helped on it has given their time. Roy, Jim and Eddie Going, for example, Bruner, built the cabinets. Here are the names of others: Bruner - Walter and Keith St. John (cleanup equipment at housesite); Howard Applegate, David Hickman, electrician; Jimmie and Orvil Lee Cunningham; Johnnie Ray Clower; Bob, Kenney and Robert Teague, father and two sons, (roof); Charley Redfern (Gravel); Eddie Goins, Rick Thompson, Gene Phillips, Roger Smithson, Dale Orniston and Roger Braden. Sparta - Gary Braden, Earl and Rodney Muilenburg; Jack Phillips, Gene Tennis, Fred Braden. Ozark - Roy Mathews, Bill and Tom Hartley, Lloyd, Ray, Leon, David, Terris and Fred Wolfe.  Oldfield - Rick and Larry Gilbert.

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Wolfe, Laura A. (Teague) 10 Oct 1930 - 15 May 1981  OH 21 May 1981 p8

Services for Mrs. Laura A. Wolfe, 50, Bruner, were held Monday in Harris Chapel in Ozark with the Revs. James “Hobo” Applegate and Kermit Tenney officiating. Burial was in Bruner Cemetery. Mrs. Wolfe died last Friday in Cox Medical Center after a long illness. A lifelong Bruner resident, she had been the postmaster her for 19 years. She was a member of Bruner First Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Estel E.; a son, Terris, Ozark; two daughters, Mrs. Teresa Gilbert, Oldfield and Stacey, of the home; five grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Bessie Teague, Bruner; three brothers, Otis and Gene Teague, both of Sparta and Bobby Teague, Bruner; five sisters, Mrs. Fae Harville and Mrs. Sue McTeer, both of Sparta, Mrs. Rae Watts, Rogersville, Mrs. Maxine Cunningham, Bruner and Mrs. Mary Humble, Springfield. Tiny Mrs. Wolfe, a widely beloved figure in the Bruner community, entered the hospital Feb. 7. That night, the family home burned. Relatives, neighbors and friends built a new home on the site, with mostly gift labor and materials. She was able to see it and live in it about a week in April when her doctors gave her a leave of absence. She was never thereafter able to return to it. Last Thursday night, the family was summoned for their last visit. She died at 4:10 a.m. Friday. A victim of cancer, she had vowed, “I’ll beat this thing yet.”

 

Wolfe, Lloyd Elvin 30 Jan 1924 - 26 Sep 2003 CCH-N 8 Oct 2003 & SN-L 28 Sep 2003

[Note: Son of Martin & Emma M. (Friebe) Wolfe; married Eva]

Lloyd Elvin Wolfe, 79, Ozark, died Sept. 26, 2003, in his home.  He was born Jan. 30, 1924, in Christian County, the son of Martin and Emma (Friebe) Wolfe. He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Air Force. Wolfe worked throughout his life as a farmer.  He was preceded in death by three brothers, Ralph, Chester, and Martin, Jr.  Survivors include his wife, Eva; a son, Lloyd Randel Wolfe and his wife, Joyce, Littleton, Colo.; four grandchildren, Evan Wolfe, of the home, Heidi Wolfe, Littleton, Colo., Tim Wolfe and his wife, Debra, Strasburg, Colo., and Sherry Ann Rast and her husband Winston, Parker, Colo.; four great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Estel, Ray, and Raymond Wolfe.  Services were at 10 a.m. Sept. 30 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Troy Rhoden officiating. Burial was in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield.  ©Ozarks Newsstand 2003

 

Wolfe, Lorena (Merritt) 1912 - 25 Sep 1967  CCR 28 Sep 1967 p1

[Note: married Clem Wolfe]

Mrs. Lorena Wolfe, 55, Route 2, Crane, died at 7 p.m. Monday in St. John’s Hospital., Springfield where she had been a patient less than a day. A member of Viewpoint Fundamentalist Methodist church, she is survived by her husband, Clem; a son, Gerald, Billings; a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Laughlin, Tulsa, Okla.; two brothers, The Rev. H. J. Merritt and Raymond of Crane; three sisters, Mrs. Iva White, Sparlin, Ill., Mrs. Vesta Gold of Crane, Mrs. Pauline Schmidt of Pomona, Calif. and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Viewpoint Fundamentalist Methodist Church with the Rev. Burl Garrison and the Rev. Earl Blansit officiating. Burial will be in Jamesville Cemetery.

 

Wolfe, Louisa E. 13 Jun 1900 - 8 Jan 1967  CCR 12 Jan 1967 p1

[Note: Daughter of Lafayette Jefferson & Renal Myrtle (Claxton) Wolfe]

Miss Louisa E. Wolfe, 66, Ozark, died at 2:55 p.m. Sunday in Mercy Villa, Springfield, after a long illness, She had lived in Ozark most of her life and was a member of the First Baptist Church there, where she had served as a caretaker several years. Miss Wolfe is survived by seven brothers, Jake, Walnut Shade, Ernie, Ozark, G. Washington Wolfe, Garden Grove, Calif., Woodrow, Ontario, Calif., Leon, Markham, Tex., Harry, Selma, Calif., Henry, Dyersburg, Tenn; two sisters. Mrs. Janie Blanton, Republic, Mrs. Ethel Plunkitt, Chino, Calif., two half-brothers, Willie Wolfe, Reeds Spring and Charlie Wolfe, Ontario, Calif. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Harris Chapel here with the Rev. Allen Harrison and the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery.

 

Wolfe, Lula Ann "LuAnn" (Chaffin) 1 Nov 1923 - 14 Aug 2008 SN-L 17 Aug 2008

[Note: Daughter of James N. & Alice (Potter) Chaffin; married 23 Apr 1944 Rev. William Clarence "Billy" Wolfe]

Lula Ann "LuAnn" Wolfe, 84, Springfield, passed away on August 14, 2008. She was born in Rogersville on November 1, 1923. LuAnn graduated from Sparta High School in 1941, and from Draughon Business College in 1943. She worked for Bendix Aviation, Royal McBee and Shaklee Sales. She was united in marriage to Rev. William Clarence "Billy" Wolfe on April 23, 1944. LuAnn attended Central Assembly of God and was active in church all of her life. She enjoyed gardening, canning, cooking, floral arrangements and crocheting. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Wolfe; her mother, Alice Potter Chaffin; father James N. Chaffin; brothers Ranford Keltner and Willard Chaffin; and daughter Patsy Ann Wolfe Hake. She is survived by her son Tonny and wife, Marilyn Wolfe of Republic; former son-in-law, Gary Hake of Granby; five grandchildren, Marsha Hake Sutton, Tim, Erin, and Brian Wolfe, and Joshua Hake; six great-grandchildren, Joe, Cora, Vincent, Zion, Asher and Selah; brothers and wives, Jack and Jean Chaffin, Ray and Edith Chaffin, and John and Lillian Chaffin; sisters-in-law, Lucille Keltner and Katie Chaffin; sister Mildred Smith; and many other family and friends. She battled with cancer her last five years. She loved Jesus and served him faithfully all her life. She was dedicated to her family. We will miss her. Funeral services will be held in Greenlawn Funeral Home North at 10 a.m. Monday, August 18, 2008, with burial following in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, August 17, 2008, in the funeral home.

 

Wolfe, Lura (Bray) 9 May 1896 - 28 Mar 1986 OH 3 Apr 1986 p5

[Note: Daughter of Frank Cadmus & Annie E. Wilburn (Russell) Bray; married Ray Wolfe 5 Jul 1893 - Aug 1967]

Graveside services for Lura Wolfe. 89 Springfield , were held April 1 in Sparta Cemetery with the Rev. Grant W. Stokes officiating,. Burial was under the direction of Klingner Mortuary, Springfield. Mrs. Wolfe died March 28 in Tri-County Nursing Home, Richland., She was a member of Noble Hill Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Robert Ray Wolfe, Buffalo, and Gerald Keith Wolfe, Nebo; one half-sister, Velma Sharp, Lamar, Colo.; 10 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.

 

Wolfe, Martha “Janie” (Fugitt) 9 Nov 1870 - 29 Jan 1956 SN-L 30 Jun 1956

Mrs. Janie Wolfe, 86, Clever, died at 5:00 a.m. today at the home of her son, George. She was a member of the Church of Christ and had been a longtime resident of Stone and Christian counties. Survivors include; three sons, Dee and George of Clever, Leaford of Billings; 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Harris of Clever. {Springfield (MO) News Leader, June 29, 1956} Funeral services for Mrs. Janie Wolfe, 86, Clever, will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday in Jamesville Baptist Church with the Rev. Hurel Merritt officiating. Burial will be in the Delaware Cemetery. {Springfield (MO) News Leader, June 30, 1956} Contributed by Jamie Hubbert.

 

Wolfe, Martin Van Buren 14 Jun 1876 - 3 Nov 1959   CCR 12 Nov 1959 p8

[Note: Chaffin record & tombstone under Wolf, but his children’s stones say Wolfe]

Funeral services for Martin Van Buren Wolfe, 73, of Ozark who died Tuesday, Nov. 2, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Chaffin Funeral Chapel at Ozark and Rev. Floyd Hanks officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery under direction of Chaffin. A native of Wright County, Mo., he was a longtime resident of Christian County and a member of the Victory Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Emma Mary Wolfe; six sons, Raymond L. Wolfe of Bynum, Ala, Ray, Ralph, Lloyd and Martin, Jr. of Ozark and Estel of Bruner; 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren, 11 brothers and three sisters.

 

Wolfe, Mary E. (Hayes) 11 Nov 1900 - Jun 1976 OH 17 Jun 1976 p7

[Note: Daughter of Clarence & Mary E. (  ) Hayes; married 1921 James W. Wolfe 1 Jan 1898 - 1 Oct 1988]

CLEVER - Mrs. Mary E. Wolfe, 75, Longmont, Colo. formerly of Clever, died Sunday in Denver, Colo. nursing home after suffering an apparent heart attack, according to a spokesman for Meadors of Republic who was notified of the death. Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Hattie Little and Mrs. J. Etta Kolb, both of Longmont, Colo., Mrs. Chloe Rhodes, Springfield, Mrs. Bessie Ellen Hodges, Clever, Mrs. Maxine Pfalzgroff, Denver, Colo., a son, Bill Wolfe, Longmont, Colo.; two brothers, Curtis Hayes, Corona, Calif. and Frank Hayes of Corona, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Lena Marsh, El Cerrito, Calif.; 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Services are under direction of Howe Mortuary in Longmont.

 

Wolfe, Mary Edie (Hutcherson) 25 Apr 1915 - 8 Mar 2001  CCH-N 21 Mar 2001

[Note: Daughter of William Monroe & Ada Jane (Dodson) Hutcherson; married 1930 Raymond Leon Wolfe]

Mary Edie Wolfe, 85, Springdale, Ark., passed away March 8, 2001 in Springdale Health and Rehab Center. She was born April 25, 1915 in Diggins, Mo., one of eight children of William Monroe and Ada Jane (Dodson) Hutcherson. In 1930 she and Raymond J. Wolfe were married. Mrs. Wolfe retired as a district manager for Artex Paint Company. Her brothers and sisters preceded her in death. Survivors include her husband, Raymond, presently residing in Springdale Health and Rehab Center; two daughters and their husbands, Darlene and Manuel De Los Santos, San Antonio, Texas, and Linda and Charles W. Alexander, Springdale; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held Sunday, March 10 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Troy Rhoden officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery.

 

Wolfe, Mary Elizabeth (Kerr) 18 Mar 1864 - 21 Sep 1950 CCR 28 Sep 1950

[Note: Daughter of Mathew H. & Sarah Ann E. (Ellis) Kerr; married 8 Apr 1886 William A. Wolfe 22 Sep 1860 - 28 Apr 1939]

Mary Elizabeth Wolfe, 86, died on September 21, 1950, in St. John’s hospital in Springfield, Missouri, after being a patient there eight weeks. She was born on March 18, 1864, the daughter of Mathew and Sarah Kerr near Clever, and lived in that community all her life. On April 8, 1886, she was united in marriage to William A. Wolfe and to this union 3 children were born. Her husband, 1 infant son and an infant daughter preceded her in death. Mrs. Wolfe was converted and became a member of the Mt. Carmel Methodist Church, later moving her membership to Clever where she was a member at the time of her death. Survivors include 1 son, J.W. Wolfe of the home in Clever, 1 brother, M. Babe Kerr of Springfield; 8 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in the Clever Methodist church with the Rev. D.S. Frazier officiating. Burial was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery with Harris of Clever in charge.

 

Wolfe, Pansy Ellis (Haworth) [note maiden name discrepancy in obit]25 Feb 1903 - 15 Oct 2001 SN-L 17 Oct 2001

[Note: Daughter of Jospeh Kirk & Cordelia (Wynn) Haworth; married 1928 Dr. Harlowe Ogden Wolfe 12 Jun 1898 - 26 Aug 1984]

Pansy Ellis Hawthorne Wolfe died on October 15, 2001. She was born in 1903 to Cordelia Wynn and Joseph Kirk Haworth of Wright County, Mo., the eighth of nine children. She married the late Dr. Harlowe Ogden Wolfe, formerly of Iowa, in 1928. She lived in Ozark, Mo. for about seventy years and was widely active in cultural, church and civic affairs in Christian County. She was a 60+ year member of the First Baptist Church of Ozark, active in their missionary ministry and Sunday school teaching in her younger years; she sang in their choir for more than fifty years. Mrs. Wolfe was active with the Ladies Literary Club (of Ozark), the Ozark Library, and the Christian County Museum. In her earlier years, she was active with the Campfire Girls organization and the Boy Scouts of America. Mrs. Wolfe loved teaching and after her education at Hartville High School and Springfield Teacher’s College (now SMSU), she taught in Sequiota, in Springfield, and in the Ozark School system. She earned a lifetime teaching certificate from the State of Missouri, of which she was most proud. After her children were born, she worked at the side of her husband, managing his office. Dr. Wolfe practiced dentistry for 56 years, most of that time in Ozark. Her family and many friends will miss her. Among the special people and attachments Mrs. Wolfe leaves behind are: The Mary Martha Sunday School class at the First Baptist Church of Ozark; the Ladies Literary Club of Ozark; her late son, Kirk’s family, his wife, Carolyn of Springfield, their children, Marcus, Kristen, and Carrie; her daughter, Glenna Dee Wolfe Hurlbert and husband, Stuart Hulbert of Orange County, N.C.; her granddaughter, Julie Dee Shrake and Julie’s daughter, Jessica Elizabeth McNamara of New Hartford, Conn.; her granddaughter, Tara R. Shrake Lewicki and husband, Shaughan D. Lewicki and their children, Brittany Butler Lewicki and Ian Shrake Lewicki of Ozark; her nephew, Roy F. Smalley and wife, Jolene Mauch Smalley of St. Albans, Mo.; her niece, Avis Oliver Norris and her husband, Robert U. Norris of Springfield; her nephew’s widow, Mrs. Joe Nickle of Mountain Grove; a host of grand nieces and grand-nephews and their families; many dear friends of all ages. All her Haworth siblings preceded her in death. She was especially close to her late sister, Ima Daisy Haworth Knabb, the widow of Dr. Henry Knabb Sr. of Springfield. Mrs. Wolfe’s husband, Dr. Harlowe O. Wolfe, preceded her in death in 1984. Her dear son, Kirk Ogden Wolfe, died in 1991. Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, October 19, 2001, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with a reception following. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions in the name of Pansy Wolfe may be made to the music or literature fund of the First Baptist Church of Ozark or to the Ozark Library. Springfield News-Leader, October 17, 2001.

 

Wolfe, Raymond Leon 24 May 1909 - 29 Apr 2004   CCH-N  3 May 2004 & SN-L 1 May 2004

[Note: Son of Martin Van Buren & Emma M. (Friebe) Wolfe; married 1930 Mary Edie Hutcherson 25 Apr 1915 - 8 Mar 2001]

Raymond Leon Wolfe was born May 24, 1909, in Christian County, Missouri to Emma M. Friebe and Martin Wolfe. He passed away on April 29, 2004 in Springdale, Arkansas. He will now join the kingdom of the lord and his wife Mary who preceded him in death. They were married seventy-one years. He is survived by two daughters, Linda Alexander and husband Charles of Springdale, AR. And Darlene De Los Santos and husband Manuel of San Antonio, TX; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two brothers, Estel and Ray Wolfe. He had many nieces and nephews and a very special niece, Fredia Hartley of Ozark, MO. Raymond worked thirty-five years for the federal Government in Alabama. He and Mary loved fishing, camping, and traveling. After retirement, he helped in his wife's business selling Artex paints. He was a member of the Zamora Shriners for fifty-seven years. He will be missed. Funeral services were 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 2, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial followed in Selmore Cemetery, south of Ozark.

©Ozarks Newsstand 2004

 

Wolfe, Rena Myrtle (Claxton) 20 Mar 1877 - 21 Apr 1950 CCR 27 Apr 1950

[Note: Daughter of  Calvin & Louise (Grimes) Claxton; married  Lafayette Jefferson

Wolfe]

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon in the Ozark Baptist Church for Mrs. Rena Myrtle Claxton Wolfe, who died Friday. She was 73. The Rev. Ross Carter officiated at the services. Burial was in the Selmore Cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home. Mrs. Wolfe was born March 20, 1877. She married Fate Wolfe in 1898 and to them 13 children were born. Her husband and two daughters preceded her in death. She is survived by the following children: Louisa Wolfe of the home, Mrs. Janie Blanton of Republic, Mrs. Ethel Plunkitt of Placentia, Calif.; Calvin Wolfe of Topeka, Kans.; Washington of Onaga, Kans.; Woodrow of Ontario, Calif.; Harry of Reedley, Calif.; Henry of Lennah, Tenn., Jack of Walnut Shade, Erna of Ozark, and Leo of Burlington, Kans. Surviving sisters and brothers are Mrs. Della McBean of Kansas City, Mrs. Clemma McHenry and Mrs. Oma Barham both of Independence, Mrs. Clara Worrels of Springfield, Nute Claxton of Hartville, Ray Claxton of Billings, Montana, and Less Claxton of Selah, Wash. Other survivors include 15 grandchildren and five stepchildren.

 

Wolfe, Robert 14 Feb 1871 - 5 Aug 1945 SN-L 6 Aug 1945

[Note: Son of Peter & Eliza (  ) Wolf; married Martha Jannie Fugitt 9 Nov 1870 - 29 Jan 1956; Wolf on tombstone]

Robert Wolfe, 74, lifelong resident of Christian County, died in the home of his son, Sunday evening at 7:45. He is survived by his wife Janie and three sons, George, Leaford, and Dee, all Clever. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Delaware Chapel, northeast of Clever with the Rev, Harl Merrit officiating. Burial will be in the Delaware Cemetery under the directions of Maples Funeral Home of Clever. {Springfield {Mo} News Leader August 6, 1945} Contributed by Jamie Hubbert.

 

Wolfe, Shirley M. (Henderson) 30 Oct 1906 - 7 Aug 1997 SN-L 8 Aug 1997

[Note: married William Deforest “Dee” Wolfe 26 Jun 1901 - 15 Apr 1987; Wolf on tombstone]

Shirley M. Wolfe, 90, Nixa, formerly of Clever, died at 5:15 a.m. Thursday, August 7, 1997 in the Balanced Care Corporation, Nixa. Mrs. Wolfe was a homemaker and a member of the Union Ridge Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, Robert of Billings and DeForrest of Aurora; four daughters, Frances Wann of California, Ermel Maples of Nixa, Rowena Oliphant of Hollister and Lean Kuhns of Branson; 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, August 9, 1997 in Meadors Chapel, Clever with the Rev Lynn Swadley Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Delaware Cemetery east of Clever. Visitation will be from 7-8 p.m. today, August 8, 1997, in the funeral home. {Springfield (MO) News Leader, August 8, 1997} Contributed by Jamie Hubbert.

 

Wolfe, William Anderson 22 Sep 1860 - 28 Apr 1939 CCR 4 May 1939 p4

[Son of Peter & Morena (Hayes) Wolfe; married 8 Apr 1886 Mary Elizabeth Kerr 18 Mar 1864 - 21 Sep 1950]

William Anderson Wolfe was born near Clever, Mo., Sept. 22, 1860, and lived almost all of his life on the old home place. He spent the last few years of his life in Clever where he passed away April 28, 1939, at the age of 78, seven months and eight days. He was married to Mary E. Kerr on April 8, 1886, and to this union three children were born, two boys and one girl; one boy and the girl died in infancy. He joined the Masonic lodge in 1881 at the age of 21 years and continued an honored member of that fraternity for 57 years and was a member of the Billings lodge at the time of his death. He professed faith in Christ at the age of 35 years and united with the M.E. church at Mt. Carmel but later moved his membership to the M.E. church in Clever. He was a good citizen, a kind father and a faithful husband, and a good friend and neighbor to those in need. The survivors are his widow and one son, J.W. Wolfe, and eight grandchildren, all of Clever, and one sister, Mrs. Margaret Williams of Springfield, Mo., other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Clever M.E. church conducted by the Rev. D.S. Frazier of Billings and the pastor of Clever M.E. church, Rev. C.S. Young. Burial was made in the Mt. Carmel cemetery under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever, Mo.

 

Wolfe, William Deforest “Dee” 26 Jun 1901 - 15 Apr 1987 SN-L 17 Apr 1987

[Note: married 9 Jul 1922 ?; married Imogene Coker 2 Dec 1935 - 20 Jan 1961; married Shirley M. Henderson 30 Oct 1906 - 7 Aug 1997]

Officiating at services for Dee Wolfe, 85, Clever, will be the Rev. Hubert Fugitt. Mr. Wolfe was a retired farmer and was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; two sons, Robert H. of Billings and DeForrest of Aurora; four daughters, Frances Wann of Los Angeles, Ermel L. Maples, Nixa, Rowena Oliphant, Liberty, and Eva Leon Kuhns of Branson; a brother, George Wolfe, Nixa; 14 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. {Springfield (MO) News Leader, April 17, 1987} Services for Dee Wolfe, 85, Clever, will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday in Meadors Chapel. Burial will be in the Delaware Cemetery. Mr. Wolfe, a retired farmer died Wednesday morning in the Ozark Nursing Care Center after a long illness. Visitation will be from 7-8 today. {Springfield (MO) News Leader, April 17, 1987} Contributed by Jamie Hubbert. [Wolf on tombstone]

AND

Wolfe, William Deforest “Dee” 26 Jun 1901 - 15 Apr 1987 OH 23 Apr 1987 p3

[Note: Son of  Robert & Martha Jannie (Fugitt) Wolfe; married 9 Jul 1922  Imogene Coker 2 Dec 1935 - 20 Jan 1961; married Shirley M. Henderson 30 Oct 1906 - 7 Aug 1997]

Services for Dee Wolfe,. 85, Clever, were held April 18 in Meadors Chapel with the Rev. Hubert Fugitt officiating. Burial was in Delaware Cemetery. Mr. Wolfe died April 15 in Ozark Nursing and Care Center following a long illness. He was a retired farmer and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Shirley; two sons, Robert H., BIllings, and DeForest, Aurora; four daughters, Frances Wann, Los Angeles, Ermel L. Maples, Nixa, Rowena Oliphant, Liberty, and Eva Lean Kahn, Branson; a brother,, George Wolfe, Nixa; 14 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren.

AND

Wolfe, William Deforest “Dee” 26 Jun 1901 - 15 Apr 1987 OH 23 Apr 1987 pC11

Card of Thanks

A special thank you to the nurses and staff at Ozark Nursing & Care Center for the care & love shown to our father & husband during his stay there. Knowing he was cared for with such love, and yet professional crew, has made our burden of loss to be much lighter to bear. The love, consideration & sympathy shown to the family was a great comfort and will never be forgotten. Thanks to our neighbors and friends who brought food, called or sent cards and for the prayers for those who cared. May God bless you all, The Dee Wolfe family.

 

 

Wolfe, Woodrow "Woody" 25 Oct 1918 - 11 Mar 2005 SN-L 13 Mar 2005

Woodrow "Woody" Wolfe, age 86, passed away Friday in the Manor of Elfindale. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2005, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with visitation one hour prior to service. Burial will be in Ontario, Calif.

AND

Wolfe, Woodrow Wilson "Woody" 25 Oct 1918 - 11 Mar 2005            CCH-N 16 Mar 2005

[Note: Son of Lafayette Jefferson & Myrtle (Claxton) Wolfe; married 21 Dec 1944 Rita Lillian Boudreaux]

            Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Wolfe passed away Friday, March 11, 2005 in the Manor of Elfindale, Springfield, Missouri. He was born October 25, 1918 in Walnut Shade, Taney County, Missouri,, the son of Myrtle Claxton Wolfe and Lafayette Jefferson Wolfe. Woody was the 20th of 21 children in his family. He lived on the farm until he was 17. He then traveled to the West Coast to find work, and joined the Army in April of 1941, where he obtained the rank of First Sergeant. On December 21, 1944, he and Rita Lillian Boudreaux were united in marriage. They raised four sons. He remained in the Army until December of 1945. Woody and Rita moved to Ontario, California where he worked for the General Electric Company for 30 years. He enjoyed gardening, camping and building things for the home. After 56 years of marriage, Rita passed away. In addition to his wife. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Wolfe and all of his brothers and sisters. Survivors include three sons, Duane Wolfe and his wife Jackie, Highlandville, Missouri. Don Wolfe, San Bernardino, California, and Richard Wolfe and his wife Catherine, Redlands, California; five grandchildren, Kevin, Lisa and Joshua Wolfe, Jeffery Drewry and Desirie Reed; a step grand-daughter, Michelle Newell; and a sister-in-law, Ruth Wolfe. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews and cousins too numerous to mention; and many friends. A funeral service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 16, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Phillip Wright officiating. Burial will be in Bellevue Memorial Park, Ontario, Calif. 

 

Wolfe-Goins, Tracy Lynn (Wolfe) 11 Apr 1962 - 27 Jun 2009 SN-L 28 Jun 2009 & CCH-N 1 Jul 2009

[Note: Daughter of Lawrence & Sandra (Carlson) Wolfe; married Jim Goins]

Tracy Lynn Wolfe-Goins, age 47, Bruner, died Saturday, June 27, 2009. She was born April 11, 1962, in Cook County, Illinois, the daughter of Lawrence and Sandra (Carlson) Wolfe. Tracy was a member of Bruner Baptist Church. She was a glass artist with her own company, Tragar Studios. Tracy loved the outdoors, flowers, gardening, fishing and camping. Survivors include her husband, Jim Goins, Bruner; her father, Lawrence Wolfe and wife, Joan, Illinois; mother Sandra (Carlson) Ritter and husband, Bill, Illinois; her brother, Guy Wolfe, Illinois; two nephews, Kevin and Eric Wolfe; three step-children, Gayle LaVine, Sharon Baker and Stephen Goins; and several step-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Reverend Alan Maggard officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, in the funeral home. Burial will be at 9 a.m. Thursday, in Bruner Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Bruner Schoolhouse fund.

 

Wolff, Callie G. (Johnson) Mar 1853 - 14 Jan 1916 CCR 21 Jan 1916

[Note: married 24 Jun 1877 CCM David Wolff Nov 1852 - 24 Aug 1920]

A telegram was received by Dr. W. J. Wolff, from his brother Charles, announcing the death of his mother, Mrs. Callie Wolff at their home in Visalia, California at 11:15 p.m. Thursday night

 

Wolff, David Nov 1852 - 24 Aug 1920 CCR 3 Sep 1920 p1

[Note: married 24 Jun 1877 Callie G. Johnson Mar 1853 - 14 Jan 1916]

A telegram received last week by H. B. Johnson from Charley Wolff announcing the death of his father, David Wolff, on Tuesday, August 24th. From all appearances, Mr. Wolff had passed peacefully away while asleep. For a number of years, Mt. Wolff had been making his home with his sons, Charles at Visalia, Calif and Dr. R. J. Wolff of Ozark. He left here early in the spring to spend the summer in California, but he was in very poor health at the time of leaving, Mr. Wolff had been a resident of Ozark since the early 70s, until moving to California a few years ago and where Mrs. Wolff died shortly after. He was about 68 years ago.

 

Wolfinbarger, Emma L.  (Zieroth) 1 Jan 1916 - 12 Jan 2005 SN-L 14 Jan 2005

[Note: Daughter of August & Pauline (Hutter) Zieroth; married Lloyd O. Wolfinbarger 29 Apr 1903 - 25 Jun 1977]

Emma L. Wolfinbarger, 89, Springfield, passed away in her home Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, at 9:42 a.m. The daughter of August and Pauline Zieroth, she was born Jan. 1, 1916, in Billings, Mo. She was a longtime member of the Bethany Christian Church, Springfield. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd in 1977. She is survived by a son and his wife, Roy and Jeannie Wolfinbarger of Springfield; two grandchildren, Dr. Stephen Wolfinbarger and his wife, Sandy of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Deborah Elaine Ball and her husband, Stuart of Longmont, Colo.; and three great-grandchildren, Amy Wolfinbarger, and Adam and Aaron Ball. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sat. Jan. 15, 2005, in Greenlawn Funeral Home South with burial in St. Peters Evangelical Cemetery, near Billings. A visitation will be held in the funeral home

 

Wolgamott, Albertina V. 1874 - 17 Nov 1952 CCR 20 Nov 1952 p8

Mrs. Albertina V. Walgamott, 78, widow of L. L. Wolgamott, route 1, Clever died at 11:55 o’clock Monday night in the home of Walter Schupbach, route 1, Clever, where she had lived for 14 years. Funeral services are under the direction of Harris of Clever.

 

Wollard, Charles Elmer 5 May 1914 - 6 Feb 2001  CCH-N 14 Feb 2001

[Note: Son of Columbus Elmer & Nellie Alice (Nichols) Wollard; married 29 Jun 1943 Lucy Carlene Hawkins]

Charles Elmer Wollard, 86, Springfield, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001 in Christian Health Care, Nixa. He was born May 5, 1914 in Dunnegan, Mo., the son of Columbus Elmer and Nellie Alice (Nichols) Wollard. He served his county in the U.S. Army 96th Infantry Division during World War II, receiving the Purple Heart Medal. On June 29, 1943, he and Lucy Carlene Hawkins were married. Mr. Wollard retired from Southwest Missouri State University after 15 years of employment. Prior to working at SMSU he was a small business owner. He was a member of Orchard Crest Baptist Church, Springfield. Preceding him in death were his wife, Carlene on Aug. 29, 2000; a son, Robert Brent Wollard; a brother, Aulton Wollard; and two sisters, Clara Wells and Mattie Bell. Survivors include two sons and their wives, Charles Kent and JoAnn Wollard of Nixa, and Richard Lee and Linda Wollard of Springfield and three grandchildren, Victoria Lynn Meraz and her husband Juan of Willard, Richard Lee Wollard II, and Matthew Edward Wollard, both of Springfield. A funeral service was held Feb. 8 in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Rev. Jerry Jones officiating. Burial followed in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Springfield. Military honors were provided by Veterans Memorial Team.

 

Wollard, Linda Marie (Maynard) 26 Apr 1950 - 3 Sep 2004  CCH-N 15 Sept 2004

[Note: Daughter of Floyd D. & Esther M. (Owens) Maynard; married 25 Mar 1967 Richard Wollard]

Linda Marie Wollard, 54, died, Friday, Sept. 3, 2004 in St. Johns Regional Health Center, Springfield.  She was born April 26, 1950 in Springfield, Mo., the daughter of Floyd D. and Esther M. (Owens) Maynard.  Linda was a lifelong resident of Springfield, and graduated from Central High School in 1968. On March 25, 1967, she and Richard Wollard were united in marriage. She had worked for General Electric and Hill Haven Nursing home. She enjoyed being a homemaker and a member of Jefferson Avenue Baptist Church. Survivors include: her husband, Richard, two sons, Richard L. "Rick" Wollard II, and Matthew E. Wollard, her father, Floyd, all of Springfield, a brother-in-law Charles and his wife Jo An, of Nixa, a niece, Victoria and her husband Juan Meraz, of Willard, her special cousin Connie and her husband Bill Gambel, of Lansing, Kansas, numerous other cousins and many friends. She was preceded in death by her mother Esther. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with the Rev. Craig Fields officiating. Burial followed in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Springfield. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.   ©Ozarks Newsstand 2004

 

Wollard, Lucy Carlene (Hawkins) 10 Nov 1923 - 29 Aug 2000  CCH-N 6 Sep 2000

[[Note: Daughter of  Avis & Nella Jane (Needham) Hawkins; married Charles Elmer Wollard]

Carlene Wollard, age 76, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2000 in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born November 10, 1923 in Goodson, Missouri, the daughter of Avis and Nella Jane Needham Hawkins. On June 29, 1943, Lucy Carlene Hawkins and Charles Elmer Wollard were united in marriage in Bolivar. For twenty years, Mrs. Wollard worked as Financial Secretary for Parkview High School. She was a long time member of Orchard Crest Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Robert Brent Wollard, and three sisters, Fern Claypool, Dora Barnes, and Bitha Lee Peterson. Survivors include: her husband, Charles Wollard, two children, Charles Kent Wollard and his wife JoAn, Nixa, and Richard Lee Wollard and his wife Linda, Springfield; three grandchildren, Victoria Lynn Meraz and her husband Juan, Willard, Richard Lee Wollard II, and Matthew Edward Wollard, both of Springfield, eight sisters and a brother, Faye Rosenthal, Springfield, Arlene Ward, Aurora; CO, Florence Sue Rothcock, Colorado Springs, CO, Betty Bisbee, Urbana, Billie Williamson, Springfield, Mae Scroggins, Urbana, Jane Levitt, Webb City, Jean Polly, Denver, CO, and Willis Ray Hawkins, Plattsburg; and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives, and friends who will greatly miss her. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 1, 2000, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa with Reverend Jerry Jones officiating. Burial was in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Springfield. Visitation was Thursday in the Funeral Home.

 

Wolters, Alvin "Al" 1926 - 19 Jun 2006 SN-L 21 Jun 2006

Alvin "Al" Wolters, age 79, of Strafford passed away on Tuesday. He was a retiree of General Electric. A graveside funeral will be at 10 a.m. today, June 22, at Highlandville Cemetery, Highlandville. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Wolters, Edith (Workman) 5 Nov 1919 - 26 Mar 2004 SN-L 28 Mar 2004

[Note: Daughter of Millard Filmore & Nancy Katherine (Anderson) Workman; married Frank Wolters]

Edith Wolters, age 84, daughter of Millard Filmore Workman and Nancy Katherine Anderson Workman, was born November 5, 1919, in Garrison, Mo., and departed this life March 26, 2004. Edith was married to Frank Wolters for 66 years and to this union two sons and three daughters were born. She is survived by her husband and all of her children, Melvyn, of O'Fallon, Mo., Larry, of Republic, Mo., Sandra Gourley and Janice Martin, of Springfield, Mo., and Linda McFall, Troy, Ill.; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friends. Edith, a long-time member of Temple Baptist Church, Springfield, Mo., had been a resident of Primrose Place for the past year. Funeral arrangements are under direction of Greenlawn South with visitation scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. today, March 29, and the funeral service at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Edith was a woman of great faith and caring for her family. She will truly be missed.

 

Wolters, Vera Marie ‘Billie’ (Broadway) Goings 1 Oct 1934 - 14 Nov 2010 CCH-N 17 Nov

2010

[Note: Daughter of Bill & Marie (  ) Broadway; married ? Goings; married 3 Sep 1991 Alvin Ernest “Al” Wolters 27 Mar 1927 - 20 Jun 2006]

Vera Marie “Billie” Wolters, 76, of Springfield, died Nov. 14, 2010. She was born Oct. 1, 1934, in Natchitoches, La., the daughter of Bill and Marie Broadway. On Sept. 3, 1991,  she and Alvin Ernest “Al” Wolters were united in marriage. During her working career she was an accountant. She enjoyed flower gardening, feeding wild birds and her dog, Casper. Survivors include: Two children, Kathy Adams, Springfield, and Michael Goings, La.; seven grandchildren, Dean Adams, Tonya Adams, Mead Goings, Wade Goings, Chris Goings, and Daniel and Haley Wester; several great-grandchildren; three brothers, Donald Reese, Bill “Frog,” and Dale; a sister, Betty Sue; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Al, in 2006; an infant son, a brother, Keith, and her parents. A graveside funeral was at 11 a.m. Nov. 16 in Highlandville Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Wolverton, Lelia Belle (Ghan) 20 Dec 1921 - 2 May 2006 SN-L 4 May 2006

[Note: Daughter of John Marion & Bertie Mary (Faught) Ghan; married Clarence Wolverton ]

Lelia Belle Ghan Wolverton, 84, Springfield, departed this life at 3:50 a.m. May 2, 2006, in St. John's Regional Health Center after a battle with diabetes and heart complications. Lelia was born December 20, 1921, at Clever, Mo., to John and Bertie Faught Ghan. She graduated from Clever High School in 1939 and attended SMS and taught at Hickory Barren in a one-room school house. During the war years, Lelia left the Ozarks and worked at Los Angeles Port of Embarkation and California Ship Building Corp. in San Pedro, Calif. After the war, she returned to Springfield and began a career with GMAC retiring in Galveston, Texas, to begin a prolific career in real estate where she met and married Clarence Wolverton. Together they founded Wolverton and Assoc. Real Estate Co. and Wolverton Plumbing Co. Lelia dedicated a corner of their office building to provide the Galveston Rural Branch Post Office under her management. Lelia has been a resident of Lakewood Residential Assisted Living since January 2003. She got her desired wish and went to heaven May 2, 2006. Preceding her in death were her parents; four brothers, Lores, Lawrence, Forest and Byron; and her husband, Clarence. Survivors include four nieces and their spouses, Roma and Charlie Patton, Kathy and Sherill Daniel, Delores and Jack Fisher, Jan and Phil Brown; also a nephew, Larry Ghan and his wife, Sara. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 4, 2006, in Greenlawn Funeral Home South Chapel, 441 W. Battlefield with the Reverend Harold Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Frazier Cemetery, Christian County, Mo. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight in the funeral home.

 

Womack, William Dan, Jr. 13 Nov 1941 - 26 Jun 2001  CCH-N 4 Jul 2001

William Dan Womack, Jr., 59, Ozark, passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2001, in his home. He was born Nov. 13, 1941, in Clarksdale, Miss., the son of William D. and Minnie Lee (Mann) Womack. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force. On Nov. 26, 1970, he and Rose Couture were married. Mr. Womack was employed by the Los Angeles sheriff's department for eight years and worked as a postal clerk in Fayetteville, Ark. He was a Mason. Preceding him in death were his parents, William Womack and Minnie Watkins, and a sister, Nell Shaw. Survivors include: his wife, Rose; two children and their spouses, Kelly and Shaun Gamble, Tulsa, Okla., and Todd and Apryll Womack, Springdale, Ark.; two grandchildren, Caleb and Emily Womack; two brothers and their wives, Jim and Sue Womack, Memphis, Tenn., and Glenn and Cathy Womack, Ozark; a brother-in-law, Glenn Shaw and his wife Betty, Owensburo, Ky.; and nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Friday, June 29, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Jim Jeffries officiating.

 

Womble, Benjamin Olean 3 Sep 1881 - 22 Jun 1945 CCR 5 Jul 1945 p4

[Note: Son of Womble, William & M. (Jones); married 1908 Joanna Fenley; married 1924 Rose L. Lawrence 27 Oct 1889 - Jul 1968]

Benjamin Olean Womble was born Sept. 3, 1881, near Camden, Ark., and died June 22, 1945, at Galena, Mo. He was married in 1908 to Joanna Fenley. To this union was born one son, Nathan Olen Womble, who now resides in Omaha, Neb. In 1924, he was married to Rose Lawrence. Surviving are the wife and son, two sisters, and three brothers. Early in life Mr. Womble was ordained a minister in the Methodist Protestant faith. Later, he became a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, of which he was a member at the time of his death. His membership was in St. Paul Methodist Church, Springfield, Mo. He and his family came from Memphis, Tenn., 15 years ago to make their home in Ozark, Mo. Failing to find a church of his faith in Ozark, he gladly and faithfully worked in the Ozark Presbyterian Church. He served as Superintendent of the Sunday School for a number of years, as teacher of various classes, and at the time of his death was the teacher of the Men’s Bible Class, where he will be greatly missed. For years he had been a tireless worker in the Missouri Council of Churches, serving as president of the county council for the past year.

 

Wommack, Connie Sue (Flood) 11 Dec 1946 - 23 Dec 1991   NN-E 26 Dec 1991

[Note: Daughter of Lloyd & Lorene (  ) Flood; married Ralph Wommack]

Connie Sue Wommack, 45, died Monday morning in her home. A long time clerk for United Parcel Service, she is survived by her husband, Ralph; two children, Brad Wommack and Michelle Raab and her husband, Brent; her parents, Lloyd and Lorene Flood; parents-in-law, Curtis and Mary Lou Wommack; three sisters, Pam Haynes, Wilma Gamble and Betty Green; and one brother, Irvin Flood. At her request, there will be no funeral or memorial service. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Missouri.

 

Wommack, F. Gladys (Brigham) 6 Aug 1898 - 1 Feb 1993 OH 10 Feb 1993

[Note: Daughter of Clarence Augustus & Lula Elizabeth (  ) Brigham]

F. Gladys Wommack, 94, Spokane, died Monday, Feb.1, 1993 at St. John's Regional Health Center. She was born July 6, 1898 at Young America, Ind., the daughter of Clarence Augustus and Lula Elizabeth Brigham. She served as Worthy Matron for Order of the Eastern Star and Worthy High Priestess of the White Shrine. She was employed by Purdue University at Lafayette, Ind., as food service manager until retirement. She enjoyed traveling with various organizations. She was a member of Southside Church of Christ of Ozark. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Nada Lee and Gene Creson, Spokane; two sons and daughters-in-law, Elmer and Patricia Wommack, Portland, Ore., and Donald and Annaliese Wommack, Flagstaff, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Services were held Friday, Feb. 5, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Charles White officiating. Burial was in Maple Park Cemetery, Springfield. Memorial contributions may be made to Fairhaven Children's Home.

 

Wommack, Jennie 6 Jan 1903 - 25 Apr 1980 OH 1 May 1980 p9

Services for Mrs. Jennie Wommack, 77, Springfield, mother of Mrs. Sue Lynn Stumpff, Ozark, were held Monday in Klingner Chapel with burial in Cedar Bluff Cemetery near Ash Grove. Mrs. Wommack died last Friday in Cox Medical Center.

 

Wommack, Shirley J. (Ramsey) Russell 31 Dec 1945 - 16 Nov 2003 CCH-N 26 Nov 2003 & SN-L 18 Nov 2003

[Note: Daughter of Elie & Maude (Waldon) Ramsey; married first James L. Russell 27 Dec 1945 - 26 Jun 1979; married second ? Wommack]

Shirley Russell Wommack, age 57, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, Nov. 16 in the home she shared with her brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Barbara Ramsey.  She was born Dec. 31, 1945 in Georgetown, Ill., the daughter of Elie and Maude (Waldon) Ramsey. A CNA, Mrs. Wommack was employed by Elfindale Home Health Care.  Survivors include: Two children, Randy James Russell and wife Christy, Hensley, Ark., and Kim Paty and her husband, Chris, Sheridan, Ark.; three grandchildren, Dakota Russell, and Morgan and Dylan Paty; two brothers, Bill Ramsey and his wife Barbara, Springfield, Carl Ramsey, Springfield; three sisters, Pearl Thompson and her husband Herb, Georgetown, Ill., Carol Gold and husband, Raymond, Ozark, and Jody Cryer and husband, Bill L., Grove Spring; a half sister, Barbara Geisert and her husband, Bob, Ridgefarm, Ill.; several nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Jim Russell.  Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Nov. 19 in Hopedale Cemetery, with Chaplain Jack Betts, and Michael Cryer officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.  Visitation was from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Wood, Charles David 20 Jan 1877 - 23 Apr 1920 CCR 28 May 1920 p1

[Note: Son of John & Lora (Weaver) Wood; married 22 Oct 1896 CCM  Rebecca J. Richardson; married Minnie Mieswinkle 4 Apr 1877 - 4 May 1941 m/1 John Roweden; m/3 Milo Stewart]

Once again death has entered our home and taken from us our loving husband, father and brother. Chas. D. Wood was born in Labette county, Kansas January 26, 1877, and died April 23, 1920, aged 43 years, 2 months and 28 days. He had accepted Christ as his savior and was ready to go. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church on Chestnutridge, conducted by Rev. Sam Pigg of Highlandville “Peaceful be thy silent sleep, Peaceful in thy grave so low; Thou no more will join our number, Thou no more our sorrows know. Yet again, we hope to meet thee, When the day of life is fled; And In Heaven, with joy to greet thee, Where no farewell tears are shed. - Minnie Wood.

 

Wood, Clara Mae (Maupin) 12 Apr 1887 - 19 Nov 1980 OH 27 Nov 1980 p2

[Note: married William Floyd Wood 23 Jan 1888 - 5 May 1964]

Services for Mrs. Clara M. Wood, 93, Nixa were held last Friday in Harris Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Bandy officiating. Burial was in Delaware Cemetery. Mrs. Wood died in Nov. 19 Wednesday in Maranatha Manor, Springfield, after a three-year illness. She was a member of Nixa First Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Russell, Nixa and Dr. Victor Wood, Nixa; two daughters, Mrs. Edna Wasson, Nixa and Mrs. Vonda Bodanske, Springfield, 8 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild.

 

Wood,  Dolly Marie (Grubaugh) 12 Jun 1921 - 22 Jul 2008 SN-L 24 Jul 2008 & AdamsFH

[Note: Daughter of Benjamin F. & Martha Gertrude (McKellips) Grubaugh; married 16 May 1942 Robert Frederick Wood ? - 25 Apr 1996]

Dolly Marie Wood passed away in ManorCare Nursing Home in Springfield, Missouri, July 22, 2008, with numerous family members at her side. She was born June 12, 1921, in Rising City, Neb., to Benjamin F. and Martha Gertrude McKellips Grubaugh. Dolly married Robert Frederick Wood in Ozark, Mo., on May 16, 1942. She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years on April 25, 1996. Dolly and Bob lived many years in California, moving to Missouri in 1955. They lived in Steelville and Miller before retiring to Ketchum, Okla. Dolly had spent the last six years at ManorCare in Springfield. Family was the center of Dolly's life and she is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Beverley and Joe Richmond of Groveland, Fla., and Dietra and Ronald Hachinsky of Bella Vista, Ark.; a much loved daughter-in-law, Kathy Wood of Joplin, Mo.; three granddaughters and three grandsons; six great-granddaughters and four great-grandsons; and two great-great-grandsons. She is also survived by five brothers, Benjamin and Peggy Grubaugh, Earl and Christine Grubaugh, Donald and Jane Grubaugh, William Grubaugh and Bernard and Linda Grubaugh. Also surviving are many beloved nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Dolly was preceded in death by a son, Robert Bruce Wood; two sisters, Nellie Griffiths and Anna Steck; three brothers Henry, Mathew and Wayne Grubaugh; and a niece and a nephew. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, July 25, in First Baptist Church, Miller, Mo., with Pastor Dale Grubaugh officiating. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. until service time. Burial will follow in Goss Cemetery, Lawrence County. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m., in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

 

Wolansky, William Douglas 26 Apr 1928 - 21 Aug 1993 OH 25 Aug 1993

[Note: Son of George & Dominica (Fedoretz) Wolansky; married 14 Jul 1956 Claire Cynthia Cartwright]

Dr. William Douglas Wolansky, 65, Ozark, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 1993 in his home. He was born April 26, 1928 in Smokey Lake, Alberta, Canada, the son of George and Dominica Wolansky. On July 14, 1956, he married Claire Cynthia Cartwright. He was a retired professor from Iowa State University. Survivors include his wife, Claire; a son, Mark Wolansky, and his wife, Dee, Ozark; two grandchildren, Devin and Alison Wolansky; four sisters, Ann Higdon, Olga Warren, Ellen Strynatha, and Kay Cooper, all of Alberta, Canada; and three brothers, John, Nick and Michael Wolansky, all of Alberta, Canada. Services were held Tuesday, Aug. 24, at Richwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Leonard Knox officiating, under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Missouri.

 

Woldruff, Jack O'Neill 26 Nov 1924 - 2 May 2006 SN-L 4 May 2006

[Note: Son of Elbert Leon & Stella Iva (Ray) Woldruff; married 31 Mar 1946 Joan Geraldine Acton 5 Mar 1925 - ?]

Jack O'Neill Woldruff, age 81, of Springfield passed away May 2, 2006, at 11:50 a.m. He was born November 26, 1924, in Greeley, Colo., the son of Elbert and Stella Woldruff. He and Joan Acton were married March 31, 1946, at the All Saints Episcopal Church in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was of the Presbyterian faith. He attended San Bernardino Valley College and earned a degree in mechanical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He served in the military for 22 years; in World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. After retiring from the military, he was employed as an aircraft mechanic. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. Survivors include his wife, Joan; two daughters, Claudia Johnston and husband, Ken, of Springfield and Connie Patison and husband, John, of Springfield; two granddaughters, Shannon Winkler and husband, Craig, of Nixa and Becky Darrow and husband, John, of Springfield; two grandsons, Kevin Johnston and wife, Chandler, of Nixa and Jason Patison of Springfield; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Tom Woldruff and Norman Woldruff; and one sister, Donna Plush, all of Colorado. His parents and one brother, Elbert Woldruff II, preceded him in death. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, May 4, 2006, at Greenlawn Funeral Home South in Springfield. Funeral services will be at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery Chapel in Springfield on Friday, May 5, 2006, at 1 p.m. Jack was an outstanding example of love, honesty and integrity, with an unconditional devotion and loyalty to his family.

 

Wolf, Christopher C. 8 Apr 1908 - 13 May 1976  OH 20 May 1976 p4

[Note: Son of Robert Marion & Delphia A. (Grubaugh) Wolf; married 24 Aug 1929 Ruie M. Howard 12 Mar 1907 - 13 Jan 1988]

HIGHLANDVILLE - Services for Christopher C. Wolf, 68, Highlandville was at 2 p.m. Sunday in Harris Chapel, Ozark with the Revs. Howard Blevins and Wallie Keithley officiating. Burial were in the Tory Cemetery west of here. Mr. Wolf died at 4:50 p.m. Thursday in Northside Nursing Home, Springfield, after a long illness.

AND

Wolf, Christopher C. 8 Apr 1908 - 13 May 1976  OH 27 May 1976 p7

We would like to thank all our neighbors, friends and relatives for prayers, flowers, food and visits during the sickness and dean of our loved one, Chris Wolf. May God Bless Each and Every One of You.  Ruie Wolf Family. Vonna Lee Mallow & Family.  J. E. Wolf and Family

 

Wolf, Delphia A. (Grubaugh) 11 Nov 1876 - 9 Aug 1920 CCR 13 Aug 1920 p2 & CCR 20 Aug 1920 p1 & CCR 20 Aug 1920

[Note: Daughter of  John Anderson & Margaret "Maggie" (McGinnis) Grubaugh; married  29 Aug 1900 Robert Marion Wolf; mortuary gives her maiden name as McCoy, evidently confusing husband’s wife’s and mother’s maiden names]

Mrs. Delphia Wolf, wife of Marion Wolf, died at her home south east of town at 4:30 a.m. Monday August 9, 1920, aged 43 years 9 months and 29 days. Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Looney of the M. E. Church with burial under direction of the Ozark Undertaking Co., at the “old Prospect cemetery”; better known as the McCoy cemetery. Deceased was born in Christian county where she had lived all her life and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.  A, Grubaugh of the Richwood district. She leaves her parents, husband, one daughter and one son and several brothers and sisters and is said to be the first loss out of a large family of children.

AND

Wolf, Delphia A. (Grubaugh) 11 Nov 1876 - 9 Aug 1920CCR 20 Aug 1920 p1

Delphia Grubaugh Wolf the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Grubaugh, was born October 11, 1876 and died August 9, 1920 at 4:30 a.m. at her home south east of town, aged 43 years 9 months and 29 days, She was converted when about 15 years old and united with the Methodist church at McCauley Chapel. She later transferred her membership to Ozark Methodist church where she lived a devoted Christian life until her death. She was married to Marion Wolf August 29, 1900. To this union were born three children, one, the eldest daughter having died in infancy, two children Lora and Christopher age 15 and 11 years with the husband survive her. Besides her husband and children, she leaves her aged father and mother, five sisters and two brothers, besides host of relatives and friends to mourn her departure but we weep not as those who have no hope of  reunion in the sweet by and by for she died as she had lived, a devoted christian. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev. Looney in the presence of a large crown of sympathizing and sorrowing friends, after which we laid her mortal remains to rest in the “Old Prospect” cemetery there to await the resurrection morn. It was hard to give her up but God knows best. Oh, how lonely it will be without her. She was  true devoted wife to her husband, a kind and loving mother to her children and a king and loving friend to all, for all who knew her loved her. She will be greatly missed in and around the community in which she lived. We pray the father’s richest blessing upon all the bereaved ones. The companions all must submit and say We need the precious Lord, We have no help besides In every time of need, dear Christ, with us abide, - a Friend

AND

Wolf, Delphia A. (Grubaugh) 11 Nov 1876 - 9 Aug 1920 CCR 20 Aug 1920

Card of Thanks

We desire to thank all who assisted us in any way during the sickness and death of our dear wife, mother, daughter and sister. Especially do we wish to thank Drs. Robertson, Young and Gideon and the nurse, Miss Jeanne Grimes and also for the beautiful floral offerings  Mr. Marion Wolf  Lora Wolf  Christopher Wolf  Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Grubaugh  Mr. and Mrs. Andie Grubaugh  Mr. and Mrs. Edd Grubaugh  Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Jones  Mr. and Mrs. Will Doran   Mr. and Mrs. Charley Wolf  Mr. and Mrs. Dave Wolf  Miss Pearl Grubaugh  Miss Ida Grubaugh

 

Wolf, Denver 2 Nov 1895 - 2 Jul 1979 OH 12 Jul 1979 p10

[Note: Son of Jim & Catherine (Little) Wolf; married Lula Alice Merritt 1903 - 13 Jun 1959; SSDI birthdate disagrees with age in obit]

Services for Denver Wolf, 82 of Crane, father of Byron of Highlandville and Willis of Strafford, were held last Thursday in Galena. Burial was in Wright Chapel Cemetery near Hurley. Mr. Wolf died July 2 in Veterans’ Hospital, Fayetteville, Ark. after a short illness.

 

Wolf, Jake A. 26 May 1912 -19 Dec 1994 CCH-N 28 Dec 1994

[Note: Son of Lafayette Jefferson & Rena Myrtle (Claxton) Wolfe; married 23 Dec 1937 Minnie Ruth Zeigler 14 Jan 1921 - 1 May 2009; surname spelling very inconsistent throughout the family - some Wolf, some Wolfe]

Jake A. Wolf, 82, Walnut Shade, died Monday, Dec. 19, 1994 in Skaggs Community Hospital. He was born May 26, 1912 at McCracken, near Ozark, the son of Lafayette and Myrtle Wolf. He had 12 brothers and sisters and 7 half brothers and sisters. At an early age the family moved to Walnut Shade where he continued to live throughout his life. On Dec. 23, 1937, he was united in marriage to Ruth Zeigler. He was a farmer and an avid coon hunter. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; a daughter, Judy Northern, Walnut Shade; three grandchildren, Pam Adams, Gayla Bond, and Desiree Northern; three great-grandchildren, Curtis, Crystal and Nick Bond; a sister, Jane Blanton, Republic; and four brothers, Ernie Wolfe, and George Wolf, both of Ozark, Woodrow Wolfe, Epland, Calif., and Leon Wolfe, Markam, Texas. Funeral services were Thursday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Tim Snider officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery, south of Ozark.

 

Wolf, James David 1877 - 13 Nov 1961 CCR 16 Nov 1961 p1

[Note: Son of Lafayette Jefferson &  Ermina Pearl (Tillman) Wolf - several of the family members have census, obit & tombstone records spelling name Wolfe; married Anna M. Lee]

Funeral services for James David Wolf, 84, who died Monday at his home near Spokane, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Gary Willard officiating. Burial will be in Spokane Cemetery under direction of Harris of Nixa. Mr. Wolf, a member of the Spokane Baptist Church and the IOOF Lodge, is survived by his wife, Anna; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Hopkins of Spokane and Mrs. Donna Riott of Orange Vale, Calif.; a son, James Omar of Ontario, Calif.; two brothers, Willy of Reeds Spring and Charley of Ontario. He is also survived by eight half-brothers, Ernie of Ozark, Jake of Walnut Shade, Washington and Calvin, both of Topeka, Woodrow of Ontario, Harry of Selma, Calif., Leon of Texas and Henry of Tennessee; three half-sisters, Miss Louisa Wolf of Ozark, Mrs. Janie Blanton of Republic and Mrs. Ethyl Plunkett if Chino, Calif.; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

 

Wolf, Lula Alice (Merritt) 14 Feb 1904 - 13 Jun 1959 CCR 2 Jul 1959 p7

[Note: Daughter of Benjamin Franklin & Nora Melissa (Mosher) Merritt; married Denver Wolf  2 Nov 1895 - 2 Jul 1979]

Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Alice Wolf, 55, who died June 13 at her home six miles east of Hurley, were held June 17 at 2 p.m. in the Pleasant View Baptist Church with Rev. R. W. Forbis and Rev. Dale Gann officiating. Burial was in Wrights Chapel Cemetery under direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Clever. Mrs. Wolf was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Denver Wolf of the home, Route 2, Crane, three sons, James Wolf of Republic, Byron Wolf of Highlandville an Willis Ray Wolf of Springfield; two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Bunch of Galena and Mrs. Doris Lee Cox of Pomona, Calif, 10 grandchildren, two brothers, Hurel Merritt and Raymond Merritt, both of Crane; four sisters, Mrs. Vesta Gold of Crane, Mrs. Iva White of Sparland, Calif, Mrs. Lorena Wolf of San Dimas, Calif. and Mrs. Pauline Schmidt of Ontario, Calif.

 

Wolf, Lula M. (Bradley) 12 Jun 1895 - 6 Nov 1948 CCR 11 Nov 1948

[Note: Daughter of Richard J. & Fronia (Johnson) Bradley; married 3 Mar 1927 CCM Robert Marion Wolf 7 Jun 1873 - 24 Apr 1951]

Lula M. Wolf was born June 12, 1895, near Sparta, Mo., the daughter of Richard J. and Fronia Bradley. She died November 6, 1948, at the age of 53. She united with the Sparta Baptist church at an early age and had lived a Christian life throughout the remainder of her days. Survivors are two brothers, Thomas J. Bradley of Sparta, Ervin Bradley of Arkansas; one stepsister, Laura Duncan of Los Angeles, Calif.; three nieces and six nephews, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted November 8 at 2:00 p.m. in the Sparta Baptist church with Rev. Webb officiating. Burial was in Monger cemetery under the direction of Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

Wolf, Martha H. (Hodges) 27 Mar 1899 - 18 Dec 1968    CCR 26 Dec 1968 p8

[Note: Daughter of William Presley & Mary Lucretia (Taylor) Hodges; married Joseph George Wolf 27 Feb 1899 - ?]

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha H. Wolf, 69, Springfield, who died in her home Wednesday, were at 1 p.m. Sunday in Clinkingbeard Chapel, Ava, with the Rev. Glesco Roberts officiating. Burial was in Wolf Cemetery, Ava. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Garrett Mallams, Nixa; two sisters, Mrs. Oscar Wood, Ozark; and Mrs. Charley Hampton, Powell, Wyo.; four brothers, Forrest Hodges, of Springfield, Ralph, Ava, Frank, Ocie and Pierce, Billings, Mont.; a granddaughter and two great grandsons.

 

Wolf, Mary Alline (Meadows) 10 Apr 1885 - 2 May 1924 CCR 9 May 1924 p1

[Note: Daughter of Christopher C. & Cordelia Ann (St. Clair) Meadows; married Sep 1910 Adolphus Newton Wolf; MO DC says mother‘s first name Sarah; sister‘s MO DC says mother‘s first name Sophrona; other files says Cordelia Ann, but all say mother‘s maiden name was St. Clair]

Mrs. Mary Alline Wolf, daughter of Christopher and Cordelia Meadows was born April 10, 1885 and departed this life May 2nd, 1924, being 39 years and 22 days of age. She was married to Adolphus Newton Wolf in September 1910. Mrs. Wolf joined the Baptist church at the age of 15 years, living a devoted christian life ever since. She leaves to mourn her untimely death, the husband, three daughters, two sons, her father, two full brothers, and two half sisters and two half brothers and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

Wolf, Minnie Ruth (Zeigler) 14 Jan 1921 - 1 May 2009 SN-L 3 May 2009

[Note: Daughter of William Henry & Minnie Ellen (Stiles) Zeigler; married 23 Dec 1937 Jake A. Wolf  26 May 1912 -19 Dec 1994]

Funeral services for Minnie Ruth Wolf, age 88, of Walnut Shade, Missouri, will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 6, 2009 in Greenlawn Funeral Home in Branson with Rev. Dale Grubaugh officiating. Burial will follow in the Selmore Cemetery, Selmore, Mo. She died at 5:10 a.m., Friday, May 1, 2009 in Point Lookout Nursing and Rehab in Hollister, Missouri. She was born on January 14, 1921 in Topeka, Kansas. The daughter of William Henry and Minnie Ellen Stiles Zeigler. She was a homemaker and a member of the Oak Ridge Full Gospel Church. She had been a resident of the area since 1996. Survivors are her daughter, Judy Northern of Walnut Shade, Mo.; one sister, Lucille Dye of Highlandville, Mo.; three grandchildren, Pam Adams, Gayla Bond and Desiree Reed; three great-grandchildren, Curtis Bond, Crystal Bond and Nick Bond; and two great-great-grandchildren, Sophia Bond and Hunter Bond. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jake Wolf; parents; and 12 brothers and sisters. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m., Tuesday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested in lieu of flowers to the Alzheimers Association or Preferred Hospice in Ozark, Missouri.

 

Wolf, Nellie Anne (Grubaugh) 29 Jan 1885 - 6 Sep 1967  CCR 28 Sep 1967 p1

[Note: Daughter of John Anderson & Margaret (McGinnis) Grubaugh; married 20 Mar 1910 Charles Huston “Charlie“ Wolf 3 Mar 1888 - 23 Mar 1971]

Mrs. Charles H. Wolf, 82, of Ontario, Calif, died Wednesday, Sept 6 at an Upland, Calif, hospital. She was a native of Christian County and an Ontario resident the past 40 years. Survivors include her husband, Charles H. Wolf; two brothers, Andy Grubaugh of Springfield and Ed Grubaugh of Ozark; a sister, Miss Pearl Grubaugh of Ozark; and a great grandson, Stanley Miller of Pomona, Calif. Funeral services were Saturday morning, Sept. 9 at Richardson-Peterson Chapel in Ontario, with the Rev.  Robert Dennis officiating. Burial was in Riverview Mausoleum at Ontario.

 

Wolf, Rhonda Lue 6 Dec 1930 - 7 Dec 1942 CCR 17 Dec 1942 p1

[Note: Daughter of George J. & Gladys (Maples) Wolf; spelling from tombstone differs from obit]

Rhoda Lou Wolf, daughter of George and Gladys Wolf of Clever, MO. Was born Dec. 6, 1930, and departed this life at the Ozark Osteopathic hospital in Springfield, Dec. 7, 1942, at the age of 12 years and 1 day. She is survived by her parents, one sister, Katy Lee, one brother, Robert Edward, other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Wednesday at the home, conducted by Rev. Walter Green of Mt. Vernon, MO with burial in the Delaware cemetery under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Wolf, Robert 14 Feb 1871 - 5 Aug 1945 CCR 16 Aug 1945 p1

[Note: Son of Peter & Eliza ( ) Wolf; married 21 Jan 1901 CCM Martha “Janie” Fugitt 9 Nov 1870 - 29 Jan 1956]

Robert Wolf was born Feb. 14, 1871, and passed away at the home of his son, George, near Clever Aug. 5, 1945. He was the son of the late Peter and Eliza Wolf. He was united in marriage to Miss Jannie Fugill Jan. 21, 1901 and to this union were born three sons. He was converted 35 years ago and was a full believer in God and all of his goodness. Surviving are his wife, Jannie; three sons, George, Dee, and Leaford, all of Clever; 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Delaware Chapel conducted by Rev. Harl Meritt. Burial was in the church cemetery under direction of Maples of Clever.

 

Wolf, Robert Marion 7 Jun 1873 - 24 Apr 1951 CCR 26 Apr 1951

[Note: Son of LaFayette Jefferson & Elmina Pearl (Tillman) Wolfe; married 20 Aug 1900 Delphia A. Grubaugh 11 Nov 1876 - 9 Aug 1920; married 3 Mar 1927 Lula Bradley 12 Jun 1895 - 6 Nov 1948]

Robert Marion Wolf, 77, of old Highway 14, Ozark, died Tuesday in Springfield Baptist hospital after a short illness. He was a lifelong resident of Christian County, having moved to Ozark two years ago when he retired from farming. Survivors include a son, Christopher of Highlandville; a daughter, Mrs. Lora Harthcock of Springfield; three grandchildren; four brothers; seven half-brothers; and three half-sisters. Services were held at 2 pm Thursday in the Chaffin funeral chapel at Ozark. Burial was in Prospect cemetery.

 

Wolf, Ruie M. (Howard) 12 Mar 1907 - 13 Jan 1988 OH 21 Jan 1988

[Note: Daughter of  Dallas & Lulu (Gahagan) Howard; married  Christopher C. Wolf 8 Apr 1908 - 13 May 1976]

Ruie M. Wolf, 80, formerly of Highlandville, died at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Taylor Manor Nursing Home in Versailles, Kentucky. Services for Mrs. Wolf were held Saturday at the Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Howard Blevins and Dr. Vernon Mallow officiating. Burial was in the Tory Cemetery, near Highlandville. A member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, near Highlandville, Mrs. Wolf had resided in Kentucky for the past 3 1/2 years. She was the widow of Chris Wolf, who preceded her in death in 1976. Mrs. Wolfs' survivors include a son, J. E. Wolf, of Kansas City; a daughter, Vonna Mallow, of Sadieville, Kentucky; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

 

Wolf, Trellous (Linkous) 1888 - Jul 1976 OH 5 Aug 1976 p4

BUTTERFIELD - Services for Mrs. Trellous Wolf, 88, of Butterfield was at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Williamson Funeral Home in Cassville with the Rev. Roy Lee Criswell officiating. Burial was in the Clio Cemetery near Jenkins. Mrs. Wolf died at 1 a.m. Sunday in her home. She had been in poor health for some time. She had lived in Butterfield for more than 40 years and was a member of the 17th Street Church of Christ in Cassville. Survivors include five sons, Rob of Salina, Kan., Carl of Phoenix, Ariz., Kermitt of Butterfield, C. A. of Chanute, Kan. and Don of Clearwater, Kan.; three daughters, Mrs. Opal Powell of Fayetteville, Ark., Mrs. Oval Cooper of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Mrs. Emma Tinkle of Wichita, Kan.; two brothers, Howard Linkous of Hollister and Dave Linkous of Forsyth; two half-brothers, Johnny Campbell of Forsyth and Vince Campbell of Kansas City; five sisters, Mrs. Goldie Holt of Forsyth, Mrs. Beulah Wolf of Cassville, Mrs. Amanda Mahr of Chadwick., Mrs. Lude Cole and Mrs. Clara Slavens, both of Springfield; 22 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

 

Wolf, William G. 17 Dec 1892 - 11 Dec 1981 OH 17 Dec 1981 p8

[Note: Son of Lafayette Jefferson & ? (  ) Wolf; married Lillian May Martin 26 Mar 1894 - 12 Mar 1952; step-son of Rena Myrtle (Claxton) Wolfe]

Services for William G. Wolf, 88, Ozark, were held Dec. 14 in Harris Chapel with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was in Martin Cemetery, Spokane. Mr. Wolf died Dec. 11 in Christian County Nursing Home after a short illness. An Odin native, he moved to McCracken when he was 17. He worked in Oklahoma and returned to Ozark 11 years ago. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Elmina McCoy, Tacoma, Wash.; a granddaughter, a great grandson; two half sisters, Mrs. Ethel Plunkett, China, Calif. and Mrs. Janie Blanton, Springfield and six half brothers, Ernie and George, both of Ozark, Jake, Walnut Shade, Woodrow, Upland, Calif., Harry, Fresno, Calif. and Leon, Markham, Texas.

 

Wolfe, Calvin d Jun 1966 CCR 16 Jun 1966 p1

[Note: Son of  Lafayette Jefferson & Rena Myrtle (Claxton) Wolfe]

AND

Wolfe, Clarice d Jun 1966  CCR 16 Jun 1966 p1

Funeral services for Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Wolfe, who were killed in the recent tornado at Topeka, Kan. were held in Pen-Well Chapel in Topeka Monday morning. Surviving Mr. Wolfe are three sisters, Louisa Wolfe of Ozark, Ethel Plunkitt of Los Angeles, and Mrs. Bert Blanton of Republic; and six brothers, Ernie of Ozark, Jake of Walnut Shade, Leon of Markham, Texas and Harry, Pete and Woodrow of the state of California.

 

Wolfe, Charlie Huston “Charlie”3 Mar 1888 - 23 Mar 1971  CCR 1 Apr 1971 p8

[Son of  LaFayette Jefferson & Rena Myrtle (Claxton) Wolfe - one of 21 children; married Nellie Anne Grubaugh 29 Jan 1885 - 6 Sep 1967]

Charlie H. Wolfe, 83, of Ontario, Calif., died Tuesday at San Antonio Community Hospital. A retired mechanic, he was a native of Hartville, MO and had lived in Ontario for 44 years. Survivors include eight brothers, Willie Wolfe, Galena, Ernest Wolfe, Ozark, Jake Wolfe, Walnut Shade, Leon Wolfe, Houston, Texas, Woodrow Wolfe, Upland, Calif., Harry and George Wolfe, Selma, Calif.; two sisters, Ethel Plunkett, Carbon Canyon, Calif. and Jane Blonton, Springfield; and one great grandson, Stanley Miller, Pomona, Calif. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. Friday in Ontario.

 

Wolfe, Charlie S. 13 Dec 1865 - 12 Sep 1938 CCR 29 Sep 1938 p1

[Note: Son of Peter & Jane (Litteral) Wolfe; married Minerva Adeline “Nerva A.” Gideon; surname spelling from tombstone]

Charlie S. Wolf was born Dec. 13, 1865, and departed this life at the home of his niece, Mrs. Marvin Wilson in Hurley, Sept. 12, 1938, after a brief illness, at the age of 72 years, 8 months and 29 days. He was married to Minerva Gideon and she preceded him in death Sept. 28, 1898. To this union were born three children. One son, Frank, having died in infancy and Earnest Wolf of Exeter, CA, one daughter, Mrs. Alta Childers of Springfield, MO. Beside the children, he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Margarete Williams of Crane, MO, two brothers, Willie and Bob of Clever, MO, five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held at 1:30 Wednesday afternoon in the Methodist church at Clever conducted by the pastor, Rev. C.S. Young, with burial in the Mt. Carmel cemetery under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Wolfe, Chester H. 3 Aug 1912 - 20 Sep 1948 CCR 23 Sep 1948

[Note: Son of  Martin V. & Emma M. (Friebe) Wolfe; married 19 Mar 1930 Orpha Mae  Beard 21 Feb 1907 - 28 Oct 1995 who married second Kessinger]

Funeral services for Chester H. Wolf, 36, of Ozark, who passed away Monday, Sept. 20, in a Springfield hospital, were held Wednesday afternoon at Ozark Baptist church, the Reverend Floyd Hanks of Springfield officiating. Burial was in Selmore cemetery under direction of Chaffin Funeral Home. His death was caused by a heart ailment, which first became apparent two years ago and from which he had apparently made partial recovery. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mae Baird Wolf, one daughter, Miss Freda Mae Wolf, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Wolf, and six brothers, Leon, Ray, Ralph, Lloyd, Estel and Martin, Jr., all of Ozark, a host of other relatives and friends.

 

Wolfe, Claude Ray Deaths  05/03/2004 13 Aug 1926 - 30 Apr 2004

[Note: Son of Don A. & Florence (Holbert) Wolfe; married Margaret]

Claude Ray Wolfe, age 77, of Willard passed away Friday, April 30, 2004, in Cox Medical Center North. He was born August 13, 1926 in Barton County, Missouri, the son of Don A. and Florence (Holbert) Wolfe. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. Throughout his working career he was a carpenter. Survivors include: His mother, Florence; a son, Jim Wolfe and his wife Nancy, Stotts City; two daughters, Sharon Hembree and her husband Don, Ozark, and Pat Perusse and her husband Wayne, Ash Grove; eight grandchildren, Jared Hembree, Jeff Hembree, Michelle Perusse, Michael Perusse, Kim Williams, Steve Peterson, Todd Wolfe, and J.R. Wolfe; and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, D.A. Wolfe; his wife, Margaret; a grandson, Steve Hembree; and three sisters, Mildred, Lorene, and Lois. A graveside funeral was 1:00 p.m. Monday, May 2, in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, with Rev. Jack Ward officiating, under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Military honors were provided by Bravo Team. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.

©Ozarks Newsstand 2004

 

Wolfe, Curtis Clifton 11 Jun 1934 - 21 Jul 1934 CCR 26 Jul 1934 p5

[Note: Son of James W. & Mary (Hays) Wolfe]

Funeral services for Curtis Clifton Wolfe, the small son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Wolfe, who died Friday morning were held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Christian Church at Clever, conducted by Rev. Matt Kerr of Lebanon, with burial in Mr. Carmel cemetery under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever, MO.

 

Wolfe, Demis J. (Lane) 20 Jun 1931 - 10 Mar 2005 SN-L 12 Mar 2005

[Note: Daughter of Clyde James & Etta Ellen (Pendergrass) Lane; married 13 Aug 1949 Robert H. Wolfe]

Demis J. Wolfe, 73, Billings, died at 9:25 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, 2005, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. She was born June 20, 1931, in Hurley, Missouri, the daughter of Clyde James and Etta Ellen (Pendergrass) Lane. A lifetime resident of the Billings and Republic area, she was united in marriage to Robert H. Wolfe on August 13, 1949, in Clever, Missouri. Mrs. Wolfe was an avid quilter, making many quilts for family members; and enjoyed fishing. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Dearl and James Lane. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Robert, of the home; a son, Orra E. Wolfe, Warsaw; a daughter and her husband, Mary and Sam Caldwell, Billings; four granddaughters, Tina Berryman, Lori Breshears, Tammi Stolte, and Erin Wolfe; eight great-grandchildren, Haillie, Blake, Jenna, Jordan, Taylor, Cody, Allyson, and Cameron; three brothers, Charley, Bobby, and Junior Lane; three sisters, Dorthy Witty, Beulah Mehl, and Patsy Harter; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 14, 2005, in Meadors Funeral Home, Billings, with Rev. Larry Winfree officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill West Cemetery, Billings. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.

 

Wolfe, Elva Emaline 8 May 1910 - 15 Feb 1935 CCR 21 Feb 1935 p1

[Note: Daughter of Lafayette Jefferson & Rena Myrtle (Claxton) Wolfe]

Elva Emaline Wolf was born May 8, 1910, and departed this life Feb. 15, 1935, aged 24 years,10 months and 6 days. She professed her faith in her Lord and united with the Ozark Baptist church at the age of 22 years. She leaves to mourn her departure an aged grandmother, Mrs. E.M. Claxton of Hartville, four aunts and four uncles, her mother, Mrs. Myrtle Wolf of Walnut Shade, three sisters and eight brothers. The sisters are Mrs. Ethel Plunkitt of Los Angeles, Calif., Louis and Janie of Ozark. The brothers are Calvin and Washington of Emmett, Kansas, Erna Wolf of Ozark, Harry of Brown Branch, Henry of Linx, Tenn., and Jake, Leon and Woodrow of Walnut Shade. The five half brothers are Marion and Martin of Ozark, Charley of Ontario, Calif., and Willie and Dave of Ponce de Leon. She is also survived by a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. in the Ozark Baptist church with Rev. Ross Carter officiating with burial in the Selmore cemetery under the direction of T.B. Chaffin.

AND

Wolfe, Elva Emaline 8 May 1910 - 15 Feb 1935 CCR 28 Feb 1935 p7

We wish to thank each and everyone for their kindness during the illness and death of our daughter and sister, Elva. We thank those who sang, the girls who acted as pallbearers and flower girls, Mr. and Mrs. T.B. Chaffin and Rev. Carter. We pray God’s blessing on all of them. Mrs. Myrtle Wolf and sons, Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Plunkit, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Wolf, Mr. and Mrs. Erna Wolf, Louis and Janie Wolf.

 

Wolfe, Emma M. (Friebe) 6 Dec 1889 - 23 May 1960              CCR 26 May 1960 p4

[Note:  William & Kate (Shoemake) Friebe; married  Martin V. Wolf - records very mixed on surname spelling, some Wolf, some Wolfe]

Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Wolfe, 70 of Ozark who died Monday morning in Christian Rest Home here, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Chaffin Chapel with burial in Selmore Cemetery. She was a longtime resident of Ozark and a member of the Ozark Baptist Church. Survivors include six sons, Leon Wolfe of Anniston, Ala., Ray Wolfe, Martin Wolfe, Jr., Ralph Wolfe and Lloyd Wolfe, all of Ozark and Estel Wolfe of Bruner; 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren, her mother, Mrs. Katyie Friebe of Rogersville and a brother, Charles Friebe, Rogersville.

 

Wolfe, Ernest L. Dec 1889 - 15 Oct 1970 CCR 29 Oct 1970 p4

[Note: Son of Charles S. & Minerva Adeline “Nerve“ (Gideon) Wolfe]

Ernest L. Wolfe, 80, a Clever native, died Oct. 15 in Visalia, Calif. Funeral services were held last Wednesday in Visalia for Mr. Wolfe, who had been a resident of Californian for the past 50 years. Born and reared in Clever, Mr. Wolfe was  a former Clever farmer. He is survived by his widow, Myrtle, of the home; two sons, Frank Wolfe, Visalia and Willie Wolfe, Ivanhoe, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Betty Smith, Simi, Calif.; six grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

 

Wolfe, Ernie Bryan 24 Sept 1902 - 3 Jan 2002

[Note: Son of LaFayette Jefferson & Rena Myrtle (Claxton) Wolfe; married 21 Apr 1934 Helen Bilyeu]

Ernie Bryan Wolfe, 99, Ozark, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2002, in Ozark Nursing and Care Center. He was born September 24, 1902 at Odin, Mo., the son of Myrtle Claxton Wolfe and LaFayette Jefferson Wolfe. Ernie was the ninth child in a family of twenty-one children. His family moved to Christian County when he was a young boy. As a young man, Ernie worked as a hired farm hand. On April 21, 1934 he and Helen Bilyeu were married. They were married for fifty-eight years before she passed away. Ernie drove a logging truck for many years, and later drove a milk truck. Before retirement he worked for the Ozark School System as a bus driver for twenty-five years. Ernie’s hobby was gardening. He grew prize tomatoes, watermelon and pumpkins, as well as many other things he shared with neighbors, friends and family. He was the oldest member of Victory Baptist Church where he attended as long as he was able. In addition to his wife, Helen, Ernie was preceded in death by his parents; a son-in-law, R.C. Clevenger; a stepson, Bob Brumley; and nineteen brothers and sisters. Survivors include two daughters, Dixie Page and her husband, Lee and Sherry Clevenger, all of Ozark; a stepdaughter-in-law, Joyce Brumley of Ozark; four grandchildren, Cindi Carey and husband, Randy of Ozark, Jan Robison and husband, Rodney of Sparta, Craig Clevenger and wife, Teresa of Oldfield and Cheryl Williams and husband, Kevin of Rogersville; two step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Woodrow Wolfe of Upland, Calif.; and many good friends including Jack Baker. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, January 7, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Bob Long and Rev. Hubert Swearengin officiating. Burial will follow in McCoy Cemetery, Ozark. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today in the funeral home. Springfield News-Leader, January 6, 2002.

 

Wolfe, Estel Eugene 12 Dec 1925 - 26 Oct 2009 SN-L 28 Oct 2009 & CCH-N 10 Nov 2009

[Note: Son of Martin Van Buren & Emma M. (Friebe) Wolfe; m 29 Nov 1946 Laura Teague; married Ilona]

Estel Eugene Wolfe, age 83, of Bruner, passed away Monday, October 26, 2009. He was born December 12, 1925 in Ozark, the son of Martin and Emma (Friebe) Wolfe. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. Mr. Wolfe was a cattle farmer. He had also been self-employed as a truck driver and retired from General Warehouse in Springfield. He enjoyed his horses and mules, and liked to fish and hunt. Survivors include his wife, Ilona and their son, Tyrel Wolfe and wife Kelse, Sparta; three children born to Estel and his first wife Laura, Terris Wolfe and wife Karen, Ozark, Teresa Gilbert and husband Rick, Oldfield, and Stacy Wolfe, Ozark; four grandchildren, January Studyvin, Shannon Wolfe, Josh and Jeremy Gilbert; five great-grandchildren, Daylon Irons, Lauren, Paden, Paris, and Paisley Gilbert; a brother, Ray Wolfe, Ozark; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Laura Wolfe; five brothers, Raymond, Chester, Ralph, Lloyd and Martin Wolfe, and his parents. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, October 30 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Bally Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Bruner Cemetery, with military honors. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.

 

Wolfe, Eugene 4 Oct 1935 - 11 Aug 1986 OH 14 Aug 1986 p5

[Note: Son of James Lefford & Ada ( ) Wolfe; married Inez]

Services for Eugene Wolfe, 50, Hurley, were held August 13 in Spring Creek Church, Hurley, with the Rev. J. C. Johnson officiating. Burial was in Short Cemetery under the direction of Meadors of Clever. Mr. Wolfe died August 11 in his home of an apparent heart attack. He was a farmer and a U. S. Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Inez; three sons, Donnie, Ronnie and Ricky, all of Crane; his mother, Ada Wolfe, Billings; and four grandchildren.

 

Wolfe, Eva V. (Applegate)            21 Jun 1925 - 13 Apr 2006 CCH-N 26 Apr 2006

[Note: Daughter of George Washington & Dora (Siler) Applegate; married Lloyd Elvin Wolfe 30 Jan 1924 - 26 Sep 2003]

            Eva V. Wolfe, age 80, of Ozark, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2006, in St. John’s Regional Health Center. She was born June 21, 1925, in Keltner, Mo., the daughter of George Washington and Dora (Siler) Applegate. Eva was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ozark. She enjoyed embroidering, knitting and playing bridge. Eva was a homemaker and worked as a secretary at the Christian County Courthouse and Zenith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd; four brothers, Bill, Lawrence, Dane and Hadley; and three sisters, Mavie, Samantha and Delania. Survivors include: a son, Lloyd Randel Wolfe and his wife Joyce, Littleton, Colorado; four grandchildren, Evan Wolfe, of the home, Heidi Wolfe, Littleton, Colorado, Tim Wolfe and his wife, Debra, Bennett, Colo., and Sherry Ann Rast and her husband Winston, Parker, Colo.; for great-grandchildren and three sisters, Viola Twibell, Anne O’Bryan and Cotton Smith. Funeral services were Wednesday, April 19, in Adams Funeral Home in Ozark, with Pastor Jim Jeffries officiating. Burial followed in Missouri Veterans Cemetery.

AND

Wolfe, Eva 1925 - 13 Apr 2006 SN-L 15 Apr 2006

[Note: married Lloyd Elvin Wolfe 30 Jan 1924 - 26 Sep 2003]

Eva Wolfe, age 80, of Ozark, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2006. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will follow in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. immediately before the service.

 

Wolfe, Floyd Ralph 30 Dec 1920 - 24 Dec 1975 OH 1 Jan 1976 p8

[Note: Son of Martin Van Buren & Emma M (Friebe) Wolfe]

OZARK - Ralph Wolfe, 54, a lifelong resident of Ozark died at 2:50 a.m. in the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Topeka, Kan. after a long illness. Mr. Wolfe was a retired truck driver and a veteran of WW II. Survivors include a son, Kenneth R. Wolfe; two daughters, Mrs. Glenna K. Engle, and Mrs. Debra Lea Wolfe, all of Springfield; five brothers, Leon, Amiston, Ala., Ray and Lloyd, both of Ozark, Estel of Bruner and Martin, Jr. of Napa, Calif. Services for Ralph Wolfe, 54, a lifelong  Ozark  resident, were at 2 p.m. in the Harris Chapel here with the Rev. Tommy Bilyeu officiating. Burial will be in Selmore Cemetery. Survivors not previously mentioned include two grandchildren.

 

Wolfe, George Jefferson "Jack" 25 Mar 1903 -  3 Sep 1988 OH 8 Sep 1988

[Note: Son of Robert & Jannie (Fugitt) Wolf; married Gladys E. Maples 16 Aug 1910 - 10 Jul 2005; SSDI spells name Wolf]

George Jefferson "Jack" Wolfe, 84, of Nixa, died Sept. 3 at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. Services for Mr. Wolfe were held Tuesday at the Harris Chapel, Nixa, with the Rev. Tommy Bilyeu officiating. Burial was in Delaware Cemetery, Nixa. Mr. Wolfe was a member of the Union Ridge Baptist Church, and was a retired farmer, having lived in Clever all his life until moving to Nixa 12 years ago. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Rhoda Lou, in 1942, and by two brothers, Dee Wolfe and Leaford Wolfe. His survivors include his wife, Gladys, of the home; a son, Robert Wolfe, of Ozark; a daughter, Mrs. Katie Lee Mabe, of Nixa; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

 

Wolfe, George Washington 27 Jul 1908 - 31 Jul 1995  CCH-N 2 Aug 1995

[Note: Son of Lafayette Jefferson & Rena Myrtle (Claxton) Wolfe]

George Washington Wolfe, 86, Ozark, died at 5:50 a.m. Monday in Ozark Nursing and Care Center. George was born July 27, 1908 in Oden, Mo., the son of Lafayette Jefferson and Rena Myrtle Claxton Wolfe. He was a farmer, living in Ozark for many years, formerly of Kansas where he worked in the wheat fields, and in California, where he worked in the vineyards. He enjoyed making things of wood. He is preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Calvin, Henry, Jake and Harry; five sisters, Louise, Elva, and Agness Wolfe, Ethel Plunkett and Jane Blanton; six half brothers, Marian, Dave, Adolphus, Martin, Charlie and Willie; and one half sister, Nancy Catherine. Survivors include three brothers and their wives, Ernie, Ozark; Woodrow and Rita, Upland, Ca.; Leon and Dorothy, Markham, TX; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Wolfe, Walnut Shade; and Vina Wolfe, Fresno, Ca.; several nieces and nephews, including Dixie Page and Sherry Clevenger, both of Ozark, who have cared for George for many years. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday in Harris, a Cassity Heritage Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Robert Long officiating. Burial followed in Selmore Cemetery.

 

Wolfe, Gladys E. (Maples) 16 Aug 1910 - 10 Jul 2005 SN-L 11 Jul 2005

[Note: Daughter of Charlie & Rhoda (Peebles) Maples; married 16 Mar 1929 George Jefferson “Jack” Wolfe 25 Mar 1904 - 3 Sep 1988]

Gladys Wolfe, age 94, of Nixa, passed away Sunday, July 10, 2005, in Christian Health Care, Nixa. She was born August 16, 1910, in Christian County, the daughter of Charlie and Rhoda Maples. She was united in marriage to Jack Wolfe on March 16, 1929. Saved at an early age, she was a longtime member of Jamesville Baptist Church. The past several years she had been a member of Riverdale Baptist Church. She was a good Christian woman who was completely devoted to her children and grandchildren, always there for anyone who needed her. She never failed to read her bible and pray daily. She was devoted to God's word and lived her life in a loving way every day of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband Jack in 1988; a daughter, Rhoda Lou; her parents; and second mom, Nica Maples; a son-in-law, Jim Mabe; five brothers, Raymond, Ralph, Bill, Ishmael, and Leaford Maples; and two sisters, Lou Grubaugh, and Lela Maples. Survivors include a daughter, Katie Mabe, Nixa; a son, Bob Wolfe and wife, Jan, Highlandville; four grandchildren, Marilyn and Lyn Poitz, Tim and Patty Mabe, Shellie and Jodi Whitener, and Bobbie Sue and Chris Gray; seven great-grandchildren, J.P. Mabe, Brandon Mabe, Shane Mabe, Breanna Mabe, Niki Thorton, Cody Luce, and Javin Gray.; a great-great grandson; two sisters, Bea Shaddox, Mt. Vernon, and Beverly Melton, Fair Grove; and three brothers, W.R. Maples, Willow Springs, Harold Maples, and Melvin Maples, both of Miller. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 12, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Rev. Tommy Bilyeu, Rev. Gayle Cobb, and Rev. Jack Bilyeu officiating. Burial will follow in Delaware Cemetery. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight in the funeral home.

 

Wolfe, Guy E. 1 Sep 1905 - Nov 1975 OH 27 Nov 1975 p6

[Note: Son of ? & Dollie (?) Wolfe; married Maudie]

BILLINGS - A former resident of Springfield, Guy E. Wolfe, 70, Billings, died at 11:43 a.m. Wednesday in Springfield’s Cox Medical Center after a long illness. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God. Surviving are his wife, Maudie; his mother, Mrs. Dollie Wolfe, Forsyth; a son, Raymond of Strafford; three daughters, Mrs. Virginia Yarberry, Willard, Mrs. Carolyn Cameron, Route 10 and Mrs. Patricia Jones, Seymour; five sisters, Mrs. Nena Taylor, Modesto, Calif, Mrs. Ruby Fowler and Mrs. Thelma Manley, both of Forsyth, Mrs.. Edith Ford, Nixa and Mrs. Norma Bray, Bradleyville; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Services for Guy E. Wolfe, 70, Billings, were be at 1 p.m. in Pentecostal Church of God, 1436 West Hovey, Springfield, with the Revs. Abe Mitchell and Onida Robertson officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery there.

 

Wolfe, Harlowe Ogden, Dr. 12 Jun 1898 - 26 Aug 1984 OH 30 Aug 1984 p5

[Note: married 1928 Pansy Ellis Haworth 25 Feb 1903 - 15 Oct 2001]

Services for Dr. Harlowe Wolfe, Ozark, will be held Thursday at 10:30 p.m. Aug. 30 at Adams Funeral Home with the Rev. Troy Rhoten officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery Springfield. Dr. Wolfe died of natural causes Aug. 26 at St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield. Born in Iowa Falls, Iowa, he attended Iowa University in Iowa City, Iowa. He received his doctorate of dental surgery in June 1923 from St. Louis University. He practiced dentistry in St. Louis and in Springfield before moving to Ozark in 1928, where he practiced for 50 years, He was a World War I veteran, a member of the First Baptist Church in Ozark, a member of the Springfield Dental Surgery, and a 20-year chairman of the March of Dimes of Christian County. Survivors include his wife, Pansy E.; one son, Kirk O., Springfield; one daughter, Glenna Dee Shreke, Durham, N. C.; one brother, Ralph Wolfe, Iowa Falls, Iowa; and five grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Ozark First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 176, Ozark or the Missouri Heart Association, 1531 E. Sunshine, Springfield, MO 65805

 

Wolfe, Helen Beulah (Bilyeu) Brumley 18 Mar 1906 - 13 Jul 1992  NN-E 22 Jul 1992

[Note: Daughter of Wyatt Benton & Mary Lydia (Bodenhammer) Bilyeu; married 25 Feb 1925 Cecil O. Brumley 12 Nov 1902  - 5 Oct 1991; divorced by 1930 when living with three-year old son Bob in parents home on census; married 21 Apr 1934 Ernie Bryan Wolfe 24 Sep 1902 - 3 Jan 2002]

Helen Beulah Bilyeu Wolfe, 86, Ozark, died at 11 a.m. Monday, July 13, in Ozark Riverview Manor. She was born March 18,1906, to Wyatt B. and Lydia Bilyeu in Christian Center, where she lived all of her life. She was a homemaker and 73-year member of Victory Baptist Church, and was active in the church until her illness. She is survived by her husband, Ernie, of the home; a son, Bob Brumley, and his wife, Joyce, Ozark; two daughters, Dixie Page, and her husband Lee, and Sherry Clevenger, and her husband R.C., all of Ozark; two sisters, Hilma Brumley, Ozark, and Eural Fuller, Mount Vernon; a special cousin, Josie Bridges, Ozark; a grandson, Craig Clevenger, and his wife, Teresa, Oldfield; three granddaughters, Cindi Carey, and her husband Randy, Ozark, Jan Robison, and her husband, Rod, Sparta, and Cheryl Williams, and her husband, Kevin, Seymour; two step-grandchildren, Eddie Moody and Sybil Weter; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Dean Parks; and two brothers, Leslie and Virgil Bilyeu. Services were held Wednesday, July 15, in Harris Colonial Chapel, with the Revs. Hubert Swearengin and Bob Long officiating. Burial was in McCoy Cemetery. Visitation was held Tuesday, July 14, in the funeral home. Music was provided by Scottie Snider, Faye Meadows, Marilyn Snider and Freida Sweet.

 

Wolfe, Imogene (Coker) 2 Dec 1935 - 20 Jan 1961 SN-L  21 Jan 1961

[Note: Daughter of Joseph E. & Ethel L. (Kilgore) Coker; married William Deforest “Dee” Wolfe]

Mrs. Imogene Wolfe, 25, Republic, died at 9:30 a.m. Friday at St John’s Hospital, Springfield, Missouri. Mrs. Wolfe, a member of the New Hope Baptist Church near Omaha, Arkansas, is survived by her husband, Deforest; a daughter, Gayla Deann; and a son James Forrest both of the home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Coker, Rte 2 Republic; six brothers, Robert Coker, Republic, Troy Coker, Springfield, Pvt. Billy Don Coker, Ft. Riley, Kansas, Howard, Homer Ray, and Larry Allen Coker all of Republic, and five sisters, Mrs. Helen Houston, Harrison, Arkansas, Mrs. Hazel Taylor, Mrs. Ruth Gilmore, and Miss Wanda Faye Coker, all of Republic and Mrs. Goldie Williams of Springfield. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Clever Baptist Church with the Revs. R.W. Forbis and John Philliber officiating. Burial will be in the Delaware Cemetery, near Nixa, under the direction of Harris Funeral Home of Clever. {Springfield {Mo} News Leader January 21, 1961} Contributed by Jamie Hubbert.

 

Wolfe, James Lefford 16 Oct 1906 - 16 Dec 1978 OH 21 Dec 1978 p7

[Note: Son of Robert & Martha Jannie (Fugitt) Wolfe; married Ada]

CLEVER - Services for James Lefford Wolfe, 72, of Brown Springs, were 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Meadors Chapel, Clever, with the Rev. Frank Eaton, officiating, Burial was in Jamesville Cemetery. Mr. Wolfe died at his home at 11:40 p.m. Saturday after a long illness. He was a longtime resident of Christian and Stone counties. Survivors include his wife, Ada; one son, Eugene, Hurley; two brothers, George, Nixa and Dee, Clever, six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

 

Wolfe, James W. 1 Jan 1898 - 1 Oct 1988 OH 10 Nov 1988

[Note: Son of  William A. & Mary Elizabeth (Kerr) Wolfe; married 1918 Mary E. Hayes 11 Nov 1900 - Jun 1976]

J.W. Wolfe, 90, of Clever, died Nov. 1 at Springfield Community Hospital after a short illness. Services for Mr. Wolfe were held Nov. 5 in the Clever Methodist Church. Burial was in Mount Carmel Cemetery under the direction of Meadors Chapel of Clever. A lifelong resident of the Clever community, Mr. Wolfe was a retired security guard for Hutchens Industries, Inc. He was also a well-known farmer who enjoyed hunting. He was a veteran of World War II, where he served his country in the U.S. Army. Surviving are a son, Bill J., of Berthoud, Colorado: six daughters, Hattie Little, and J. Etta Kolb, both of Longmont, Colorado, Chloe Rhodes, Springfield, Bess Ellen Hodges, Clever, Maxine Phalzgraff, Northglenn, Colorado, and Betty Rice, Carbondale, Colorado: 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

AND

Wolfe, James W. 1 Jan 1898 - 1 Oct 1988

Funeral services for J. W. Wolfe, 90, of Clever were held Saturday in the Clever Methodist Church with Bob Crismon and the Rev. Lynn Swadley, Jr., officiating.  Funeral services and burial were under the direction of Meadors of Cleaver.  Mr. Wolfe died Tuesday night at Springfield Community Hospital following a short illness.  A lifelong resident of the Clever community, he was a retired Security Guard for Hutchens Industries, Inc.  He was a well-known farmer, and he enjoyed hunting.  He was a W.W. II Army veteran.  Survivors include one son, Bill J. of Berthoud, Colorado; six daughters, Hattie Little and J. Etta Kolb, both of Longmont, Colorado; Chloe Rhodes of Springfield, Bess Ellen Hodges of Clever; Maxine Pfalzgraff of Northglenn, Colorado, and Betty Rice of Carbondale, Colorado; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

(Contributed by Hazel Messenger)

Funeral Card: J. W. WOLFE ,  JAN 1, 1898 – Nov. 1, 1988,  SERVICES HELD Clever United Methodist Church,  November  5,1988 at 1:00 P.M.

OFFICIATING, Rev Lynn Swadley, Jr., Bob  Crismon.  ESCORTS : Joe King, Josh Pope, Eric Luce,  Jim Little, Bob Sanders, Arlie Little . MUSIC : Rosemary Sullivan Bane, Joe Nelson. FINAL RESTING PLACE: Mt. Carmel Cemetery, MEADOR FUNERAL HOMES .Contributed by the Clever Older Adults Assoc. and Bea Gardner.


Wise, Rhoda (Dill) 1871 - 10 Nov 1945 CCR 15 Nov 1945 p1

[Note: married J. R. Wise]

Mrs. Rhoda Wise, 74, died at her home in Elsey, Mo., Saturday morning after a brief illness. She was born in Webster county but had lived at Elsey for the past few years. She is survived by her husband, J.R. Wise; four brothers, Joseph, Houston, Jasper, and Sylvester Dill, all of Niangua, Mo.; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Hendricks of Baxter Springs, Kans., and Mrs. Dora Ransom of Texas. Services held Sunday afternoon in the Pentecostal church at Elsey with burial in the Masonic cemetery at Crane under direction of the Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

Wise, Robert Jefferson 2 Feb 1867 - 17 Aug 1935 CCR 22 Aug 1935 p1

[Note: Son of James J. & Elizabeth “Betty” (Farley); married Martha Ann McBride 2 Sep 1870 - 25 Mar 1954]

Death calls Robt. J. Wise. Prominent Sparta and Christian Co. citizen passes away Saturday, Aug. 17—elected County Assessor in 1908—Prominent in Republican Party in County. Death claimed Robert Jefferson Wise, prominent Sparta and Christian county citizen, at his home in Sparta on Saturday, Aug. 17, after an illness of several weeks. He was born on Feb. 2, 1867, at Billings, the son of James J. and Betty Farley Wise. He was reared in the vicinity of his birth and in early manhood was united in marriage to Miss Martha Ann McBride. To this union were born five children, who with their mother survive. They are two daughters, Mrs. Daisy Shipman and Mrs. Ella Gardner, both of Springfield, and three sons, Dr. H.J. Wise and Ellis Wise, both of Sparta, and Dr. J.R. Wise of Branson. Six grandchildren, Mildred Shipman, Eloise Gardner, Thetis Wise, R.J. Wise, Wilda Wise and Bobby Hugh Wise also survive. Funeral and burial services were held on Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Lorenza chapel, 5 miles east of Clever, with Rev. Earl French officiating. Burial was under the supervision of the Rathbun-Chaffin funeral directors of Sparta. After his marriage Mr. Wise settled on a farm between Clever and Billings. There he lived and reared his family until about nine years ago when he moved to Sparta. In 1908 he was elected county assessor and served the county in a most efficient way. He was always a staunch Republican, loyal to its principals, and taking much interest in the political affairs of his community and county. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist church and the Odd Fellow Lodge. The active pallbearers at the burial service were Joe Shipman, Albert Smith, Roscoe Stacy, Leslie Clemens, Harvey Jenkins and Knial Kissee. The honorary pallbearers were J.W. Clemens, John Glenn, I.H. Johnson, M.S. Stacey, Robert Shipman and Chas. McBride. The passing of Mr. Wise will be keenly felt by many who remain. A kind and loving husband, a devoted father, a lasting friend and neighbor and a progressive citizen. In the community in which he lived Robert Wise was a leader, one to whom many went for advice and counsel. His leadership in political circles will be missed; the lack of his help in church affairs must be reckoned with; his fraternity brethren will miss his companionship and the home will have its vacant chair. Always willing to do more than his share in the things in which he was deeply interested and which meant a better community in which his family and friends might live. He was of the old type, keenly set in his beliefs and unafraid to stand by his convictions. As the years creep along such as he are called upon to make the complete surrender and it is with deep and universal feeling of remorse and sadness that a community realizes they have departed forever.

AND

Wise, Robert Jefferson 2 Feb 1867 - 17 Aug 1935

Funeral services for R. J. Wise, 67, prominent Sparta businessman, who died at 10:20 o’clock Saturday night at his home, will be at 2 o’clock this afternoon in the Frazier Chapel near Clever, with the Rev. Earl French officiating.  Burial will be under the direction of the Rathbun-Chaffin Funeral Home of Sparta.  Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Martha Ann Wise; three sons, Dr. H. J. Wise and Ellis L. Wise, both of Sparta, and Dr. R. J. Wise, of Branson; two daughters, Mrs. Daisy Shipman and Mrs. Ella Gardner, both of Springfield; and six grandchildren.

Note: This clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner is not dated.

 

Wise, Robert Lee 22 Jul 1946 - 15 Aug 2010 SN-L 22 Aug 2010

[Note: Son of Robert H. & Betty J. (Shields) Wise; married ?; married May 2010 Peggy Smith]

Mr. Robert Lee Wise, age 64 of Springfield, Mo., died Sunday, August 15, 2010, in Cox Medical Center South. He was born the only child July 22, 1946, to Robert H. and Betty J. (Shields) Wise. After graduating from High School he enlisted in the military where he is a US Marine Corp Viet Nam veteran. His parents and grandparents precede him in death. He is survived by his wife of three months, Peggy Smith of the home; four children, Tommy Wise, Shawnetta Sharp, Tony Wise, and Timmy Wise; five grandchildren, Haylee Manary, Lani Wise, Tylar Sharp, Troy Sharp, and Gavin Bryley Jones; as well as other relatives and friends. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, August 23, 2010, in the Sparta Cemetery with Reverend Michael Blacksher officiating. Visitation will be held from 8:30 to 9 a.m., Monday, August 23, 2010, in the funeral home prior to the service. Friends and family may sign a guest book or send private condolences at: www.greenlawnfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Greenlawn Funeral Home South Springfield, Mo.

 

Wise, Ruth (Farris) 29 Sep 1899 - 23 Dec 1967 CCR 28 Dec 1967 p8

[Note: Daughter of  James M. & Nannie B. (Frazier) Farris; married William Clay Wise 1896 - 20 Dec 1958]

A former resident of Boaz and Clever communities, Mrs. Ruth Wise, 68 of Springfield, died at 12:30 a.m. Saturday in Burge-Protestant following a lingering illness. Survivors include on son, Norman, of Springfield; four daughters, Mrs. Dixie Baker and Mrs. Rose Stone, both of Kansas City, Mrs. Clella Van Kleek, Sparta, and Mrs. Velma Hart, Clever; three brothers, Fred Farris and Howard Farris,  both of Bolivar and Edward Farris, Eudora, Kan.; and two sisters, Mrs. Lydia Lovan, Liberty and Mrs. Nelsie Bunch, Kansas City. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church near Clever. Burial was in Frazier Chapel Cemetery, under direction of Cantrell of Clever.

AND

Wise, Ruth F. (Farris) 29 Sep 1899 - 23 Dec 1967

A former resident of the Boaz and Clever communities, Mrs. Ruth Wise, 68, of 2610 West Walnut, died at 12:30 a.m. Saturday in Burge-Protestant Hospital following a lingering illness.  Survivors include one son, Norman, 521 North Lone Pine; four daughters, Mrs. Dixie Baker and Mrs. Rose Stone, both of Kansas City, Mrs. Clella VanKleek, Sparta, and Mrs. Velma Hart, Clever; three brothers, Fred Farris and Howard Farris, both of Bolivar, and Edward Farris, Eudora, Kan.; and two sisters, Mrs. Lydia Lovan, Liberty, and Mrs. Nelsie Bunch, Kansas City.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church near Clever.  Burial will be in Frazier Chapel Cemetery, under direction of Cantrell of Clever.

Note: This clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner has a handwritten date of  3 December 1967, in the margin.

 

Wise, Ward 27 Sep 1893 - Dec 1976 OH 16 Dec 1976 p2

[Note: Son of James L. & Mary A. (  ) Wise; married Stella]

CLEVER - Services for Ward Wise, 83, a native of Clever, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Bolley-Dennis Funeral Home, Gering, Neb. Burial will follow there. Mr. Wise died at 6 p.m. Friday in his home near Gering. A former Springfield resident, he had lived in Nebraska for 40 years. Survivors include his wife, Stella; a son, John M. of New Orleans; a brother, Russell of Springfield; and four grandsons.

 

Wise, William Clay Jan 1898 - 20 Dec 1958

[Note: Son of James Henry “Jim” & Amanda O. “Mandy” (O’Dell) Wise; married Ruth F. Farris 29 Sep 1899 - 23 Dec 1967; birthdate on 1900 census Jan 1989; stone says 1896]

Funeral services for William Clay Wise, 61, of Kansas City, who died there on Dec. 20, were held Dec. 24 at 2:00 p.m. in Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, with Rev. Edward B. Calvin officiating.  Burial was in Frazier Cemetery under direction of Harris Funeral Home of Clever.  A native of Christian County, he spent most of his life here and in Greene County, before moving to Kansas City in 1952.  He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Kansas City.  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ruth Wise of Kansas City; one son, Norman Wise of Ozark; four daughters, Mrs. Velma Hart of Clever, Mrs. Clella Mae Van Kleek of Branson, Mrs. Dixie Baker of Arlington, Va., and Mrs. Rose Stone of Kansas City; and 13 grandchildren.

Note: this clipping from the collection of Audrey (King) Maples has a handwritten date of 1958 written in the margin.

Contributed by Rada Beth (Hayden) Maples.

AND

Wise, William Clay Jan 1898 - 20 Dec 1958        CCR 1 Jan 1959 p1

Funeral services for William Clay Wise, 61, of Kansas City, who died there on Dec. 20 were held Dec. 24 at 2:00 p.m. in Mt. Sinai Baptist Church with Rev. Edward B. Calvin officiating., Burial was in Frazier Cemetery under direction of Harris Funeral Home of Clever. A native of Christian  County, he spent most of his life here and in Greene county before moving to Kansas City in 1952. He was a member of the Trinity Baptist church in Kansas City. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ruth Wise of Kansas City: one son, Norman Wise of Ozark: four daughters, Mrs. Velma Hart of Clever, Mrs. Clella Mae Van Kleel of Branson, Mrs. Dixie Baker of Arlington, Va. and Mrs. Rose Stone of Kansas City and 13 grandchildren.

 

Wise, William Edwin "Ed" 17 Oct 1917 - 15 May 2006 SN-L 16 May 2006

[Note: Son of Oscar & Arlee (Goodman) Wise; married 1 Jun 1947 Ruth Lenora]

William Edwin "Ed" Wise, 88, Ozark, formerly of Aurora, Missouri, passed away at 4:30 a.m. Monday, May 15, 2006, in Cox South Hospital. He was born October 17, 1917, in Springfield, Missouri, to Oscar and Arlee (Goodman) Wise. Ed was a World War II Navy Veteran; he was the Postmaster for the Aurora Post Office from 1956 to 1981 and was a farmer. He was a member of the Rotary and past Rotary President, a Gideon, a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church, member of the Southside Baptist Church and Selmore Baptist Church in Ozark. Ed moved to the Aurora community in 1946 and married his wife Ruth Lenora Wise on June 1, 1947. She preceded him in death March 18, 2006. His parents and one sister, Mary Wright, also preceded him in death. Survivors include his two daughters, Marsha Wyatt and husband, Ron, Fair Grove, Valerie Kelsey and husband, Bruce, Mindenmines, Missouri; two sons, Mike Wise, Wichita, Kansas, and Richard Wise, Monett; three grandchildren, Katie, Brent and Tyler Kelsey. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2006, in the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home with burial in the Maple Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Convoy of Hope or Gideon's in care of the funeral home.

 

Wisecarver, Donald Eugene 22 Aug 1932 - 25 Nov 2002  CCH-N 11 Dec 2002

[Note: Son of Clarence & Ethel (Lockman) Wisecarver; married Violet L. Bay 27 Mar 1934 - 25 Jun 1993]

Donald Eugene Wisecarver, 70, Nixa, died Nov. 25, 2002, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. Wisecarver was born Aug. 22, 1932, in Birch Tree, Mo., the son of Clarence and Ethel (Lockman) Wisecarver. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. In 1953 he and Violet Bay were married. Wisecarver retired from Zenith. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed hunting whenever possible. Survivors include four children, Donald E. Wisecarver Jr., Kansas City, Debra Wisecarver, Alabama, Paula Bishop and husband Clark, Highlandville, and Justin Wisecarver, Nixa; three grandchildren, Jason Gray, Kelsey Bishop and Chaney Bishop; a step-grandson, Joseph Bishop; his mother, Ethel Wisecarver, Birch Tree; and brother, Kenneth Wisecarver, Birch Tree. Several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law with whom he was very close also survive Wisecarver. Preceding him in death were his wife, Violet, his father, Clarence Wisecarver, and brother, James. A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Nov. 29, in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Mountain View, Mo., under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

 

Wisecarver, Violet L. (Bay) 27 Mar 1934 - 25 Jun 1993 OH 30 Jun 1993

[Note: Daughter of Loyd E. & Mary Elizabeth (Schneider) Bay; married Donald Eugene Wisecarver 22 Aug 1932 - 25 Nov 2002]

Violet L. Wisecarver, 59, Nixa, died Friday, June 25, 1993 in her home, following a year-long illness. She was born March 27, 1934 near Mountain View, daughter of Loyd E. and Mary Elizabeth Schneider Bay. She was united in marriage to Donald Wisecarver in 1953. She had lived in Nixa since 1967 and was retired from Fasco Industries, Ozark, following 20 years of service. She enjoyed quilting and being with her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Robert, William and Lloyd Jr. Bay. Survivors include her husband Donald, two sons, Donald Jr. and Justin, all of the home; two daughters, Debra McCoy, Sparta, and Paula Bishop and her husband, Clark, Highlandville; grandchildren, Jason Gray, Kelsey and Chaney Bishop; brothers Virgil and Raymond Bay; sisters Glenna Ruberson, Velma Hendrix, Louise Cline, Mae Barnes, Kay Walker and Joann Calvin. Services were held Monday June 28 at Harris, a Heritage Funeral Home Chapel, Nixa. Donations can be made in Violet’s name to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Southwest Missouri.

 

Wiseman, Andrew William 14 Dec 1970 - 3 Dec 2003 Adams & CCH-N 10 Dec 2003

[Note: Son of Gary Lee & Margaret (Harrison) Wiseman]

Andrew William Wiseman, age 32, of Sparta, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003 in his home. He was born Dec. 14, 1970 in Charleston, South Carolina, the son of Gary Lee Wiseman, and Margaret (Harrison) Wiseman. Andrew served his country in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Wainwright, and the U.S.S. Elrod.  Survivors include: His parents, Gary and Margaret Wiseman, Sparta; his children, Gregory David Wiseman, Zachary Wiseman, and Nicholas Wiseman; and three sisters, Jacqueline Simonds, Stonington, Connecticut, Lisa Anne Burriss, Columbia, South Carolina, and Dorothy Morlen, Sparta.   A graveside funeral service with military honors was at 2:00 P.M. Monday in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield.  Visitation was from 4-6:00 P.M. Sunday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

©Ozarks Newsstand 2003

 

Wiseman, Edsel R. “Ed” 7 Apr 1931 - 26 Jul 2002  SN-L 28 Jul 2002

[Note: Son of Samuel & Mary Fay (  ) Wiseman; married Betty J.]

Edsel R. “Ed” Wiseman, 71, Springfield, died Friday, July 26, 2002 in Cox Medical Center South. The son of Samuel and Mary Fay Wiseman, he was born in Wiseman, Ark., April 7, 1931. He was a USAF veteran of the Korean Conflict. After his service to his country, he worked several years for the U.S. Postal Service. With his son, Rob, they purchased an acreage where they raised cattle. Ed loved to restore old tractors and bluegrass music. He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Robbie in 1998. He is survived by his wife, Betty J. to whom he was married November 17, 1951; a son and his wife, Gary and Leona Wiseman of Springfield; two brothers, Jim and wife Pat Wiseman of Springfield, and Bill and wife Linda Wiseman of Mount Prospect, Ill.; a sister and her husband, Nancy and Warner Barber, Springfield; and five grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, July 29, 2002 in Manley Cemetery, south of Battlefield, with Gerald Rushing officiating. No formal visitation is planned. Friends may pay their respects between 2 and 5 p.m. today in Greenlawn Funeral Home South, 441 W. Battlefield. Ed was a loving husband, father, brother and friend. He will be deeply missed. Springfield News-Leader, July 28, 2002.

 

Wiseman, Fay Mary 16 Jul 1905 - 25 Feb 1986  SN-L 27 Feb 1986

[Note: married Samuel Wiseman]

Fay M. Wiseman, 80, Springfield, died at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Cox Medical Center South. A longtime Springfield resident, Mrs. Wiseman was the widow of Sam Wiseman who died in 1948. She belonged to East Grand Church of Christ. Survivors include three sons, Jim and Ed both of Springfield and Bill, Mount Prospect. Ill.; a daughter, Nancy Barber, Springfield; two brothers, Lloyd and Boyce both of Springfield; a sister, Bertha Gleghorn, Springfield; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Greenlawn South with Norman Nel officiating. Burial will be in Manley Cemetery. Springfield News-Leader Feb. 27 1986.

 

Wiseman, Robbie Lynn 3 Feb 1955 - 4 Jan 1998  SN-L 6 Jan 1998

[Note: Son of Edsel :Ed” & Betty (  ) Wiseman; married Renee]

Robbie Lynn Wiseman, 42, Niangua, Mo., passed away at 11:56 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 4 1998, in his home. Robbie was a graduate of Glendale High School, Springfield, Mo., and was presently a shop foreman with A-1 Manufacturing, Strafford Mo. He is survived by his wife, Renee; a son, Ricky; a daughter, Ashley all of the home; his parents Ed and Betty Wiseman; his grandmother Delsie Shadwell, both of Niangua, Mo., a brother and his wife, Gary and Leona Wiseman; and his mother-in-law, Eileen Groover, both of Springfield. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998 in Manley Cemetery, south of Springfield, with the Rev. Gerald Rushing officiating under direction of Fraker Funeral Home, Marshfield, Mo. Springfield News-Leader, January 6, 1998.

 

Wisner, Alpha Iona (Whittington) 10 Jan 1905 - 26 Oct 1925  CCR 30 Oct 1925

[Note: Daughter of James Monroe & Mary Alice (Young) Whittington; married 15 Aug 1923 Joseph Theodore “Joe Ted”  Wisner 21 Mar 1903 - 13 Feb 1970]

Mrs. Alpha Wisner, aged 20 years, 9 months and 16 days, died at the home of her parents near Richwood, at 6:30 Monday morning, October 26, 1925. Funeral services were held at 2:30 Thursday afternoon at the residence, conducted by Rev. Settle with interment in the Richwood Cemetery under the direction of T.B. Chaffin of the Ozark Undertaking Co. (Christian County Republican – 30 October 1925) Contributed by Bill Goss. [Alpha  Whittington married Joe T. Wisener  15 Aug 1923 CCM]

 

Wisner, David A. 1857 - 30 Apr 1942 CCR 9 Apr 1942 p1

[Note: Son of John & Mary (  ) Wisner]

Frank Vaughan received word Monday of the death of his cousin, David A. Wisner, who passed away at his home at Baker, Ore., Thursday, April 30. He was 85 years of age. David A. was a brother of the late Robert Wisner and was born and reared northeast    of Nixa. He was at one time a Christian county deputy sheriff and jailer. Christian County Republican, April 9, 1942. Contributed by Cassie Wisner Hill.

 

Wisner, Joseph Theodore “Joe Ted” 21 Mar 1903 - 13 Feb 1970  CCR 19 Feb 1970 p3

[Note: Son of Rufus E. & Mahala Eliza “Hallie” (Goddard) Wisner; married 15 Aug 1923 Alpha Iona Whittington 10 Jan 1905 - 26 Oct 1925]

Funeral services for Joseph Theodore Wisner, 66, lifelong resident of Greene County, were at 3 p.m. Saturday in Chapel of the Ozarks, with the Rev. Connie Shelton officiating. Burial was in Richwood Cemetery. Mr. Wisner died at 12:30 p.m. Friday in St. John’s Hospital following a short illness. He was a retired installation supervisor for Western Auto Co. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Teddie Louise Potts of Springfield; three sisters, Mrs. Eva Gooch of Ozark, Mrs. Myrtle McConnell and Mrs. Mamie Stine, both of Nixa; two brothers, Clyde Wisner of Toppeniah, Wash. and R. J. Wisner of Springfield; and one grandchild.

 

Wisner, Lois May (Maples) 27 Jun 1919 - 20 Jul 2009 SN-L 1 Aug 2009 & SN-L 2 Aug 2009 & CCH-N 5 Aug 2009

[Note: Daughter of Herman R. & Vesta (McConnell) Maples; married W. A. "Barney” Wisner]

Lois May Wisner, age 90, of Nixa, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2009. She was born June 27, 1919, in Nixa, the daughter of Herman R. and Vesta (McConnell) Maples. She was united in marriage to W.A. "Barney” Wisner. They owned Wisner Feed Mill for many years. She loved her family and was a devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend to many. Lois was a faithful member of Calvary Bible Church in Nixa. She served in the nursery for 25 years, taught Sunday school and Bible School, and sang in the church choir. Her favorite bible passage was St. John 14. Survivors include her daughter, Marva June Hedgpeth, Nixa; a sister, Joyce Mabe, Nixa; a brother, Raymond Maples, Easley, South Carolina; a sister-in-law, Evelyn Shelton, Springfield, Missouri; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; a sister, Florence Herndon; a brother, Roy Maples; and her parents. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Christian Health Care, Nixa, and Regional Hospice and Amanda Cooper for their compassionate care. A graveside funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 2, in McConnell Cemetery, Nixa, with Rev. Joseph Fahl and Rev. Lance Ogden officiating. Friends may come to Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, for viewing from 12 p.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday.

 

Wisner, Mahala Eliza “Hallie” (Goddard) 1 Dec 1864 - 15 Jun 1937 CCR 17 Jun 1937 p1

[Note: Daughter of John & Eliza (Jones) Goddard; married 7 Dec 1882 Rufus E. Wisner Feb 1861 - 16 Dec 1931; mother of Henry Oscar Wisner 28 Oct 1883 - 20 Jan 1918; Mamie (Wisner) Horn 1886 - ?; Clyde A. Wisner 18 May 1889 - May 1982; Myrtle (Wisner) McConnell 24 Apr 1890 - 16 Jul 1998; Mary Eva (Wisner) Gooch 15 Oct 1893 - 2 Oct 1989;  Robie Wisner 1900 - ?; Joseph Theodore “Joe Ted” Wisner 21 Mar 1903 - 13 Feb 1970]

Mahala Goddard was born Dec. 1, 1864, and passed away June 15, 1937, aged 72 years, 6 months and 14 days. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Goddard, pioneer Christian county residents. She was married to R.E. Wisner on Dec. 7, 1882. To this union seven children were born. One son, Oscar, preceded her in death. Those surviving are Mammie and Ted of the home address, Clyde of Tappenish, WA, Myrtle McConnell and Robbie Wisner of Nixa, Eva Gooch of Ozark, 13 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, one brother, Joe Goddard of Ozark, and one sister, Mary Keltner of Nixa. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 16, at 2:30 pm at the home one mile north of Nixa, with Rev. A.S. Hanks officiating, with burial in the Richwood cemetery under the direction of T.B. Chaffin of Ozark.

 

Wisner, Nancy J. (Masson) “Aunt Nannie” c1840 - 30 Nov 1920 CCR 3 Dec 1920 p1

[Note: married Simon Wisner May 1847 - ?]

Two Christian County Negroes Burn to Death

Nan Wisner, negro, 75 years old and her son, William Wisner, 49 years old, were burned to death at 10:30 o’clock Tuesday night at their home, two miles north of Nixa was totally destroyed by fires of unknown origin. When neighbors reached the scene of the fire, the roof of the building had fallen in and the charred bodies could be seen lying among the burning timbers and debris. The body of William Wisner was found near the door, where it is supposed he was overcome by the smoke and flame after making a last desperate effort to escape the building. The body of the mother was found in one corner of the room, near where the bed had been, and it is supposed that the aged woman was overcome by smoke and fumes before she fully realized her danger. Mrs. Wisner was commonly known as “Aunt Nannie:, was formerly a slave and was well respected in the community where she resided. She and her son have made their home in the vicinity of Nixa for many years. Reports reached Nixa last night stated that the Wisners have relatives residing in Springfield, but the names of the relatives were not known to the Christian county authorities. - Springfield Rep.

 

Wisner, Ralph Edward 1922 - 5 Jul 1969  CCR 10 Jul 1969 p8

[Note: Son of John Robert & Carrie B. (   ) Wisner; grandson of Rufus E. & Mahala E. (Goddard) Wisner; married first 3 Jan 1942 Margie Aileen Hanks]

Funeral services and burial were at 1 p.m. Monday in Gloster, Miss. for Ralph Edward Wisner, 47. of Gloster, a former Nixa resident, who died at 9 a.m. Saturday in his home of an apparent heart attack. Mr. Wisner had been a special agent for the Frisco Railway and a member of the Springfield Police Department before he moved to Gloster 12 years ago. He had owned and operated a restaurant there. Surviving are his wife, Edna, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Wisner, Springfield.

 

Wisner, Rufus E. Feb 1861 - 16 Dec 1931 CCR 24 Dec 1931 p5

[Note: Son of John Henry & Mary (Vaughan) Wisner; married 7 Dec 1882 Mahala Eliza “Hallie” Goddard 1 Dec 1864 - 15 Jun 1937; father of Henry Oscar Wisner 28 Oct 1883 - 20 Jan 1918; Mamie (Wisner) Horn 1886 - ?; Clyde A. Wisner 18 May 1889 - May 1982; Myrtle (Wisner) McConnell 24 Apr 1890 - 16 Jul 1998; Mary Eva (Wisner) Gooch 15 Oct 1893 - 2 Oct 1989;  Robie Wisner 1900 - ?; Joseph Theodore “Joe Ted” Wisner 21 Mar 1903 - 13 Feb 1970]

R.E. Wisner was born Feb. 8, 1861, in Christian county, Mo., in the Richwood community, and died Dec. 16, 1931, at his home near Nixa, aged 70 years, 10 months and 8 days. He was married to Mahala Goddard Dec. 7, 1882. To this union were born seven children, all of whom are living except one son, Oscar, who died in 1918. He leaves to mourn his death his wife, and Mrs. Mamie Horn, Mrs. Myrtle McConnell, Mrs. Eva Gooch of Galloway and Clyde Wisner of Selah, Wash., who was unable to be at his father’s bedside, and 13 grandchildren. One brother, David Wisner, of Dayville, Oregon, also survives. He was a good citizen and an honorable, honest man, and will be sadly missed by the family and his many friends. Funeral services were held at the Richwood cemetery Dec. 18 at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. A.S. Hanks, with burial under direction of T.B. Chaffin.

 

Wisner, Warren Barney 21 Oct 1915 - 22 Apr 2007 SN-L 23 Apr 2007 & SN-L 24 Apr 2007 & CCH-N 2 May 2007

[Note: Son of Oscar & Nona (McCafferty) Wisner; married 11 Mar 1944 Lois Maples m/1 Hedgpeth]

Warren Barney Wisner, age 91, of Nixa, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2007, in Christian Health Care of Nixa. He was born October 21, 1915, the son of Oscar and Nona (McCafferty) Wisner. On March 11, 1944, he and Lois Maples Hedgpeth were united in marriage. Barney owned and operated Wisner Feed Store from 1956-1976. He was a member and Elder of Calvary Bible Church in Nixa. Barney loved the outdoors and enjoyed farming and hard work. He had served as President of the Nixa Special Road District. Preceding him in death were his parents. Survivors include a stepdaughter, Marva June Hedgpeth, Nixa; a sister, Evelyn Shelton, Springfield; and nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Pastors Joe Fahl and Mike Vargo officiating. Burial will be in McConnell Cemetery, Nixa. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Calvary Bible Church, Nixa.

 

Wisner, William c1870 - 30 Nov 1920 CCR 3 Dec 1920 p1

[Note: Son of Simon & Nancy J. (Masson) Wisner]

Two Christian County Negroes Burn to Death

Nan Wisner, negro, 75 years old and her son, William Wisner, 49 years old, were burned to death at 10:30 o’clock Tuesday night at their home, two miles north of Nixa was totally destroyed by fires of unknown origin. When neighbors reached the scene of the fire, the roof of the building had fallen in and the charred bodies could be seen lying among the burning timbers and debris. The body of William Wisner was found near the door, where it is supposed he was overcome by the smoke and flame after making a last desperate effort to escape the building. The body of the mother was found in one corner of the room, near where the bed had been, and it is supposed that the aged woman was overcome by smoke and fumes before she fully realized her danger. Mrs. Wisner was commonly known as “Aunt Nannie:, was formerly a slave and was well respected in the community where she resided. She and her son have made their home in the vicinity of Nixa for many years. Reports reached Nixa last night stated that the Wisners have relatives residing in Springfield, but the names of the relatives were not known to the Christian county authorities. - Springfield Rep.

 

Witham, Troy Dean 18 Jan 1935 - Aug 2004 CCH-N 1 Sep 2004

[Note: Son of Verne Aubrey & Thera Myra ( ) Witham; married Maxine Shookie]

Troy Dean Witham, son of Thera Myra Witham and Verne Aubrey Witham was born January 18th, 1935 at the St. Francis Hospital, Cheyenne County Kan. The family resided on a farm Northwest of Bird City, Kan. prior to moving to the community of Bird City in 1946. Troy attended the Bird City School, graduating from High School in 1954 and attended Pittsburg State College, Pittsburg, Kan., in 1954 and 1955. Troy and Maxine Shookie were united in marriage. Troy served in the United States Army for two years as a Honorary Military Guard. Troy and Maxine returned to farming in Cheyenne County 1957 to 1970. Darris and Paula were adopted into their family union. They moved to Forsyth, Mo., in 1970. Troy suffered heart failure at Troy and Bonita's home in Nixa. Troy was preceded in death by his mother and father. Survivors are Bonita Hayworth; children, Paula and Dams Witham; sister Charlene and brother-in- law Eldo Ediger; nephews, Mark and Scott Ediger; aunt, Donna Johnson; cousin, Bradley Waters and many other relatives. Visitation was from 5-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, Missouri. Burial followed at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 27, in Bird City Cemetery, Bird City, Kansas with military honors provided by the Fort Riley Memorial Team.  ©Ozarks Newsstand 2004

 

Withers, Carl Ellis 1923 - 27 Aug 2005 SN-L 30 Aug 2005

[Note: married Aileen]

Carl Ellis Withers, age 82, of Springfield, Mo., passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2005, in his home. He was a realtor and home builder. He was a member of High Street Baptist Church since 1951. He was preceded in death by his wife, Aileen Withers; sister, Opal Amick; and brothers, Ralph and Dean Withers. He is survived by his children, Sharon Wingo and husband, Gene, of Dallas, Texas; Karla Vaughn of Springfield, Mo.; Keith Withers and wife, Barbara, of Springfield, Mo.; and Andrea Rayna Withers of Ozark, Mo.; seven grandchildren: Lori Vick, Mineola, Texas; Shari Osmon, Roanoke, Texas; Brian Bingham, Boston, Mass.; Amy Bingham, Dallas, Texas; Keith Withers, Jr., Springfield, Mo.; Janelle Marsh, Nixa, Mo.; Anna Withers, Ozark, Mo.; seven great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Willard Withers, Dixon, Mo., and Bob Withers, Springfield, Mo. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, in Greenlawn Funeral Home North, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to BethEden Bible Camp, c/o Don Brown, 3068 E. Belmont, Springfield, MO 65802.

 

Witmer, John Hadley 10 Feb 1908 - 17 Oct 1980 OH 23 Oct 1980 p3

[Note: married Pearl]

Funeral services for John Hadley Witmer, 72, of Rich Hill, were held Oct. 20 in the Rich Hill First Christian Church with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mr. Whitmer died Oct. 17 in Veterans’ Administration Hospital in Kansas City, after a short illness. He was a World War II veteran. Survivors include his wife, Pearl; a brother, Paul Witmer of Rt. 1, Rogersville and a sister, Mrs. Grace Horton of Branson.

 

Witmer, Nina J. (Campbell) 10 Dec 1899 - 23 Mar 1975 OH 27 Mar 1975 p11

[Note: Daughter of William Franklin & Minnie Alice (Wills) Campbell; married Paul M. Witmer 15 Apr 1901 - 9 Sep 1987]

ROGERSVILLE - Services for Mrs. Nina Witmer, 76, Route 1, Rogersville, were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Harris Chapel, Ozark with the Revs. James Anderson and Bill Evans officiating. Burial will be in Pembina Cemetery southwest of Rogersville. The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Witmer, a longtime Linden resident, died at 8:20 a.m. Sunday at her home after a long illness. She lived in Linden her entire life except for 15 years in Kansas City. Mrs. Witmer was a member of the Victory Baptist Church southeast of Ozark. Besides her husband, Paul B., Mrs. Witmer is survived by one brother, Rex Campbell and three sisters, Mrs. Euna Miller, Rogersville, Mrs. Rena Cobb, Sacramento, Calif and Mrs,. Polly Freymiller, San Mateo, Calif. Mrs. Witmer and her husband were local candy makers since 1951. They made candy at Silver Dollar City, near Branson, during the 1969 season.

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Witmer, Nina (Campbell)  10 Dec 1899 - 23 Mar 1975 OH 18 Mar 1976 p11

In Memory of my beloved wife Nina who passed away March 23, 1975, who is sadly missed by her relatives, friends and myself.  Paul Witmer.

 

Witt, David Lyn 30 Dec 1963 - 8 Jul 1986 OH 10 Jul 1986 p1

[Note: Son of Harold Wayne & Mattie Lue (Stutesmun) Witt; married 14 Nov 1985 CCM Dawn Melody Jones ]

Caption: Hammons Life Line was called to the Sun Ridge South subdivison last Tuesday morning when construction worker David Witt was electrocuted while working in the crawl space under a house being constructed there. He later died in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield.

David Witt Killed By Electricity In Construction Mishap

David Witt, 22, of Highlandville died on injuries suffered last Tuesday morning while working in the crawl space of a house being constructed in the Sun Ridge South Subdivison on Highway 14 in Ozark. Witt, a construction worker, was under the house and rolled over onto a trouble light which broke causing him to come into contact with the electrical current. Witt was unconscious when the Ozark Ambulance arrived on the scene. CPR was administered immediately and the Hammons Life Line was called. Resuscitation efforts were continued by Hammons personnel and Witt was flown to St. John’s Regional Health Center, where he was pronounced dead.

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Witt, David Lyn 30 Dec 1963 - 8 Jul 1986 OH 17 Jul 1986 p4

Services for David Lyn Witt, 22, Highlandville, were held July 11 in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. George Bishop officiating. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery. Mr. Witt died July 8 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, from injuries suffered in an electrical accident. He was an employee of Christian County Mechanical and was a 1983 graduate of Spokane High School. Survivors include his wife, Dawn; his father and mother, Wayne and Mattie Witt, Highlandville; three sisters, Virginia Frank and Kathy Holland, Highlandville and Cindy Bilyeu, Chestnutridge; two brothers, Michael Witt, Bruner, and Donald Witt, Walnut Shade.

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Witt, David Lyn 30 Dec 1963 - 8 Jul 1986 OH 24 Jul 1986 pB8

Card of Thanks

We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all our friends and relatives for their many thoughtful acts during the loss of our beloved husband, son, and brother, David Witt. The prayers, flowers, food, cards, phone calls, and visits were all deeply appreciated during this time of sorrow. A special thanks to the workers that helped at the accident site, Rev. George Bishop, Danny and Connie Winslow, and Harris Funeral Home. David loved people and he would have been touched that so many friends reached out to his family when we needed it most. The family of David Witt.  281tp

Witt, Harold "Wayne" 26 Nov 1931 - 15 Aug 2005 SN-L 17 Aug 2005

[Note: Son of Chester & Bessie (  ) Witt; married 19 Jan 1951 Mattie Lue Stutesmun]

Harold "Wayne" Witt, age 73, of Highlandville, passed away Monday, August 15, 2005, in St. John's Regional Health Center following a sudden illness. He was born November 26, 1931, in Johnson, Kansas, the son of Chester and Bessie Witt. On January 19, 1951, he and Mattie Lue Stutesmun were united in marriage. During his working career, Mr. Witt was a heating and air conditioning contractor. Throughout his life he enjoyed being outdoors. He loved his family, and one of his greatest joys was watching his grandchildren play. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Mattie; four children, Virginia Witt, Nixa, Mike Witt and Carrie Glenn, Niangua, Don Witt and Deb, Protem, and Cindy Bilyeu and Benny, Spokane; 12 grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren; two brothers, Tom Witt and Leo Witt; three sisters, Audrey Hess, Maxine Waterhouse, and Joan Freeman; other family members and many friends. He was preceded in death by two children, David Lynn Witt and Kathy Ann Holland; three brothers; and his parents. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Thursday in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Pastor Tommy Bilyeu officiating. Burial will follow in Highlandville Cemetery. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.

 

Witthans, Lyman Joseph 31 Mar 1912 – 19 Nov 1995  CCH-N 22 Nov 1995

[Note: Son of  Joseph & Emma (Frier) Witthans; married 27 Dec 1941 June Imig]

Lyman Joseph Witthans, 83, Ozark, formerly of Forsyth, passed away Sunday, Nov. 19, 1995 in Ozark Nursing and Care Center. Lyman was born March 31, 1912, in Randolph, Minn., the son of Joseph and Emma Frier Witthans. He was married to June Imig, Dec. 27, 1941, in Des Plaines, Ill. Lyman retired from FMC Mfg. in 1975 as a tool and die maker. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He also loved to fly his own aircraft. He is preceded in death by: His parents; one sister; and three brothers. Survivors include: His wife, June, Forsyth; one son, Lawrence Witthans, and his wife, Manna, Richfield, Minn.; one daughter, PenniJean Heib, and her husband, Robert, Florissant, Co.; and four grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at a later date. The body will be cremated under the direction of Harris, a Cassity Heritage Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Winslow, Clyde Wesley 13 Nov 1921 - 12 Sep 2007 SN-L 13 Sep 2007

[Note: Son of Oscar & Ina (Dye) Winslow; married Jewell Fern Johnson 23 May 1923 - 6 Jul 1985 ; married 25 May 1985 Huba (Hull) Johnson]

Clyde W. Winslow, age 85, of Sparta, passed away Wednesday in his home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with burial in Highlandville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.

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Winslow, Clyde Wesley 13 Nov 1921 - 12 Sep 2007 AdamsFH  & CCH-N 3 Oct 2007

Clyde Wesley Winslow, age 85, of Sparta, passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2007 in his home. He was born November 13, 1921 in Highlandville, the son of Oscar and Ina (Dye) Winslow. He attended the Liberty School at Woods Fork. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II.  Mr. Winslow worked at Native Woods in Ozark for many years. He retired from General Electric in Springfield. He and Huba Hull Johnson were united in marriage on May 25, 1985. He was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church.  Survivors include: His wife, Huba; a son, Wesley Winslow and wife Eva, Sparta; a daughter, Jean Maples and husband Norman, Niangua; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two step-sons, Clarence Johnson and wife Mitzie, Fair Grove, and Bally Johnson and wife Patty, Chadwick; three sisters, Faye Johnson, Ozark, Betty Stutesman, Highlandville, and Patsy Skeen and husband Vernon, Dothan, Alabama; a brother Danny Winslow and wife Connie, Highlandville; a sister-in-law, Lula Belle Winslow; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jewell Fern Johnson, two brothers, Jackie Winslow and Benny Winslow, a sister, Fern Stutesman, and his parents. Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm Saturday, September 15 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Lee Maggard officiating. Burial will follow in Highlandville Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 6-7:00 pm Friday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Winslow, Danny Ray 24 Apr 1937 - 12 Mar 2008 SN-L 14 Mar 2008

[Note: Son of Oscar & Ina Bell (Dye) Winslow; married 8 Aug 1961 Connie Jean Ellingsworth]

Danny Ray Winslow, age 70, of Highlandville, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, March 12, 2008. He was born April 24, 1937, in the Green Mound community, the son of Oscar and Ina Bell (Dye) Winslow. He served his country in the U.S. Army. On August 8, 1961, he and Connie Jean Ellingsworth were united in marriage. Danny was a dairy farmer. He also enjoyed gardening. He believed the education of his children was important, was happy to see his five sons receive college degrees, and was always proud of his family. He was a charter member and song leader for Faith Baptist Church in Spokane. He, along with Connie, sang at hundreds of area funerals and weddings. Danny had a sense of humor and was dedicated to giving selflessly to others. Survivors include: His wife, Connie; five sons, Joel and his wife Christy, and their two children, Meagan and Tyler, Highlandville; Eric and his wife Gina and their four children, Laurie, Nathanael, Katie, and Julie, St. Louis;Aaron and his wife, Michelle and their son Garrett, Jefferson City; Jonathan, Highlandville; and Daniel and his wife, Chrissy, Pacific; three sisters, Fay Johnson, Ozark, Betty Stutesmum, Highlandville, and Patsy Skeen and husband Vernon, Dothan, Ala.; sisters-in-law, Lula Belle Winslow, Highlandville, and Huba Winslow, Oldfield; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Nathan; a sister, Fern Stutesmum; two brothers, Benny Winslow and Clyde Winslow; and his parents. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Faith Baptist Church, Spokane, with Pastor Eric Winslow and Pastor James Mohler officiating. Burial will follow in Eisenhour Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

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Winslow, Danny Ray 24 Apr 1937 - 12 Mar 2008 CCH-N 26 Mar 2008

Danny Ray Winslow, 70, of Highlandville, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother, went to be with the Lord March 12, 2008. He was born April 24, 1937, in the Green Mound community, the son of Oscar and Ina Bell (Dye) Winslow. He served his country in the U.S. Army. On Aug. 8, 1961, he and Connie Jean Ellingsworth were united in marriage.

Danny was a dairy farmer. He also enjoyed gardening. He believed the education of his children was important, was happy to see his five sons receive college degrees, and was always proud of his family. He was a charter member and song leader for Faith Baptist Church in Spokane. He, along with Connie, sang at hundreds of area funerals and weddings. Danny had a sense of humor and was dedicated to giving selflessly to others. Survivors include: His wife, Connie; five sons, Joel and his wife Christy, and their two children, Meagan and Tyler, Highlandville; Eric and his wife Gina and their four children, Laurie, Nathanael, Katie, and Julie, St. Louis; Aaron and his wife, Michelle and their son Garrett, Jefferson City; Jonathan, Highlandville; and Daniel and his wife, Chrissy, Pacific; three sisters, Fay Johnson, Ozark, Betty Stutesmum, Highlandville, and Patsy Skeen and husband Vernon, Dothan, Ala.; sisters-in-law, Lula Belle Winslow, Highlandville, and Huba Winslow, Oldfield; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Nathan; a sister, Fern Stutesmun; two brothers, Benny Winslow and Clyde Winslow; and his parents. Funeral services were March 15 at Faith Baptist Church, Spokane with Pastor Eric Winslow and Pastor James Mohler officiating. Burial followed in Eisenhour Cemetery. Visitation was Friday in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.  ©Ozarks Newsstand 2008

 

Winslow, Fred 21 Nov 1921 -  19 Aug 1990

[Note: Son of Harvey & Gracie E. (Lewis) Winslow; married Nadine Johnson]

Fred Winslow 68, Sparta, died at 7:50 P.M. in A Lit'l Bit Country, Sparta.  He was born on Nov 21, 1921, to Harvey and Gracie (Lewis) Winslow, He married Nadine Johnson on May 13, 1946, in Ozark, MO, He served in the U.S.  Army and was a retire farmer and machinist.  Survivors include his wife, Nadine, of the home, a daughter, Linda Sue  Winslow, Ava, a nephew, Milbern Winslow, whom he raised in his home, a sister, Dora McMillan: and several nieces  and nephews, Services will be at 2p.m. today in Harris Colonial Chapel, 301 W Church Street, Ozark with the Rev.  John Hyde officiating, Burial will be in Sparta Cemetery, Aug 21, 1990. Contributed by Clara Jaramillo

 

Winslow, Gracy (Lewis) 12 Feb 1892 - 28 Sep 1945  CCR 27 Sep 1945

[Note: Daughter of Charles & Nancy Jane (Tucker) Lewis; married 21 Nov 1909 Harve E. Winslow 2 Sep 1890 - 20 Apr 1948]

Gracy Lewis Winslow was born Feb 12, 1892 near Bruner, MO., and passed away Sept 23, 1945, at her home near Sparta. She was united in marriage to Harvey Winslow on Nov. 21, 1909 and to this union were born eight children, four of whom preceded their mother in death. She was converted several years ago and united with the Assembly of God Church at Sparta, surviving are her husband, Harvey; two sons Fred, with the U.S. Army in France, and Walter of Merrill, Oregon, Two daughters, Mrs., Clara Scott of El Dorado, Kansas, and Mrs., Dora McMillan of Springfield,; her mother, Mrs. Nancy Lewis of Sparta; ten grandchildren; Mary, Louise, Lewis, Jr., Rosalie, Clara & Paul McMillan Milbern Winslow, Dinver, Dorothy, & Donald Winslow four brothers Sammy, Jake, Wesley, & Dan Lewis and four sisters Matilda Whitlock, Stella Vaughn, Ivy Mooney & Myrtle Newberry. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Fairview cemetery with Rev. Davenport officiating burial was under direction of the Sparta

Funeral Home. {Christian County Republican Ozark, MO Thursday, Sept 27, 1945} Contributed by Clara Jaramillo.

 

Winslow, Harvey E. 2 Sep 1890 - 20 Apr 1948  CCR 29 Apr 1948

[Note: Son of Albert A. & Mary Francis (Cooley) Winslow; married Gracie E. Lewis 12 Feb 1892 - 28 Sep 1945; married Allie Fair Willhite 22 Oct 1882 - 22 Apr 1953 m/1 Jones]

Harvey E. Winslow was born at Willow Hill, Illinois on Sept 02, 1890, and passed away at his home near McCracken, Missouri on April 20, 1948.  He was a member of the Fairview Church. Survivors include his wife Allie; four children Dora McMillan of Springfield, Clara Scott of El Dorado, KS, Walter Winslow, Fred Winslow, Sparta, MO and 11 step-children; 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one brother, Oscar Winslow of Highlandville, and one sister Mrs. Nellie Lee of Sparta. Funeral services were held last Thursday afternoon in the Fairview Church with burial in the Fairview cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. {Springfield News-Leader}. Contributed by Clara Jaramillo.

 

Winslow, Henry R. 7 May 1875 - 10 Jul 1940 CCR 18 Jul 1940 p1

[Note: Son of Albert A. & Mary Francis (Cooley) Winslow; married 1887 Rosa Elma Pettit 23 May 1878 - 17 Sep 1955 who m/2 Riddle]

Henry R. Winslow, 65, long a well known resident of the Sparta community, passed away at Nixa, Mo., where he has lived the past several months, on Wednesday, July 10, following an extended illness. He was born May 7, 1875, in Fayette county, Ill., and came to Missouri with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Winslow in 1894. He was married in 1887 to Rose E. Pettit at Sparta, Mo., and to this union were born three sons, John M. Winslow and Thomas B. Winslow of Corcoran, Calif., and Albert A. Winslow of Shelbyville, Ill., who with Mrs. Winslow, survive. Other relatives include six grandchildren and two great grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Nellie Lee of Sparta and a brother, Oscar Winslow of Highlandville. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, July 11 at 3 p.m. at the Chaffin Funeral Chapel at Ozark, with Rev. Roy Shipman officiating. Interment was in Fairview cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home.

 

Winslow, Katherine H. “Kitty” 1 Nov 1921 - 6 Sep 2009 SN-L 10 Sep 2009
[Note: married Dale T. Winslow, Jr. 2 Jan 1918 - Jul 1972]
Katherine "Kitty" H. Winslow, owner of Winslow Health and Diet Foods on South Glenstone Avenue in Springfield, was born on November 1, 1921 in Koblenz, Germany. She passed away Sunday, September 6, 2009 in a peaceful departure to Heaven. She was loved and cherished by her family and her many friends. She has joined her late husband, Dale T. Winslow, Jr. (1972). She owned and operated a ceramics store and her label was known to many as AKayWin Ceramics. She loved to help people learn to make ceramics. She was always encouraging everyone to be creative in their lives. Kitty was also a licensed cosmetologist and owned her own salon, K-Win, in Springfield before the family moved to St. Louis, Missouri. Kitty and her husband, Dale purchased a health food store on Glenstone Avenue in 1968 upon their return to Springfield. They renamed the store Winslow Health and Diet Foods and that name remained until closing the doors in 2007. Kitty always had her family working with her in the early days her daughter, Anita worked in the store. Later her daughter, Sharon, son-in-law, Mike and grandson, Michael along with his wife, Becca worked with her. Kitty was the most positive, loving, kind and generous person anyone could hope to meet in a life time. She always loved doing things for other people and helping people in any way she could. She would always say she was having a great day and took each minute to bless everyone and see the beauty in all her surroundings. Kitty is preceded in death by her husband, Dale T. Winslow, Jr. (1972); her mother, Josephine Winslow, father-in-law, Dale T. Winslow, Sr.; her sister, Judith Goodman; and her sister, Joanna Moranto of St. Louis, Mo., who, recently passed away September 4, 2009, just days before her. Kitty is survived by her son, Don of Kansas City; her daughter, Anita and husband Leo Tokarczyk of Springfield along with granddaughter Christina and her husband Joseph Thomas of Overland Park, Kan.; Kitty's daughter, Sharon and husband Michael Trent, Sr. along with grandson Michael Jr. and wife Becca Trent, all of Springfield; her son Ed, and his family Lynda, Katherine and Amanda Winslow, all of Ozark, Mo., Bryon Campbell of Manhattan, Kansas. She is also survived by her sister, Kay and Bob Dunaway and their family of Georgia. Our family would like to thank the wonderful care and compassion shown to Mom and our family at the Elfindale Manor Nursing Facility. Each person who worked with Mom was so helpful and truly caring that we will miss seeing each of you very special people. Graveside services will be Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 11 a.m. in Springfield National Cemetery under the care of Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Kitty Winslow will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Donations may be made to the St. Jude Children's Hospital, P. O. Box 1000, Memphis, TN 38148 and the Greene County Humane Society, 3161 W. Norton Road, Springfield, MO 65803.

 

Winslow, Mary Frances (Cooley) 14 Aug 1855 - 23 Jun 1922 CCR 14 Jul 1922 p1

[Note: Daughter of  Henry & ? (  ) Cooley; married  Albert A. Winslow 8 Jul 1839 - 15 Mar 1921]

Mrs. Mary L. Winslow died at her home two miles south of Sparta, Friday morning, June 30th, 1922 at 3:00 o’clock, aged 66 years, 10 months and 9 days. Burial services were at the Johnson cemetery. Mrs. Winslow was the mother of nine children, seven sons and two daughters, five sons and one daughter survive her. Mrs. Winslow was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cooley and was a faithful wife and mother.

 

Winslow, Milbern 14 Feb 1932 - 27 Sep 2003    CCH-N 22 Oct 2003 & SN-L 30 Sep 2003 & SN-L 1 Oct 2003

[Note: Son of ? & Florence Winslow; married Ruth Hull]

Milbern Winslow, 71, Sparta, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003 in St. John's Regional Health Center. He was born Feb. 14, 1932 in Sparta. On July 30, 1951 he and Ruth Hull were married in Harrison, Ark. He was a member of Chadwick Baptist Temple. He loved hunting, fishing and watching his grandchildren play ball. He loved his gardens and his bird house gourd garden. Mr. Winslow retired from Union Carpenters Local No. 978.  Survivors include: His wife, Ruth; a great-grandson, Wesley, of the home; children, Jeanette Lafferty, of Ava, Wesley of Sparta, and Tom and his wife Michele, of Sparta; grandchildren, Joe and Candy Lafferty of Bruner, Larry and Lisa Lafferty of Ozark, James and Barbara Lafferty of Sparta, David and Rachel Lafferty of Diamond, Somer Farr of Sparta, Shawn and Kyleigh Winslow of Sparta; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of good friends and relatives. He was preceded in death by his mother, Florence, a grandson, Clinton Lafferty, and an uncle, Fred Winslow, son-in-law, Larry Lafferty.  Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Oct. 1 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Jerry Loveland, Bally Johnson, and Troy Hull officiating. Burial followed in Bruner Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

©Ozarks Newsstand 2003

 

Winslow, Nadine Mae (Johnson) 30 Dec 1923 - Mar 2005  SN-L 18 Mar 2005

[Note: married Fred Winslow 21 Nov 1921 -  19 Aug 1990]

Funeral services for Nadine Winslow, age 81, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will follow in Sparta Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today. Mrs. Winslow passed away Thursday in Ozark Nursing and Care Center.

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Winslow, Nadine Mae (Johnson)   30 Dec 1923 - Mar 2005 SN-L 18 Mar 2005

[Note: Daughter of Clifford Dewey & Beulah Mae (Gibson) Johnson married 13 May 1946 Fred “Buck” Winslow 21 Nov 1921 - 19 Aug 1990]

            Nadine Mae Winslow, age 81, of Ozark, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2005 in Ozark Nursing and Care Center. She was born December 30, 1923 in Christian County, the only child of Clifford Dewey and Beulah Mae (Gibson) Johnson. She and Fred “Buck” Winslow were united in marriage on May 13, 1946. He preceded her in death on August 21, 1990. After his death, she left her home in Sparta to live in Ozark. Mrs. Winslow was a homemaker. She loved to cook, and enjoyed mowing, raking, all housework and just being at home. Survivors include: her daughter Linda Winslow Babb and husband David, Sparta; an aunt, Mildred Johnson, Springfield; cousins, Janet Jackson, Buddy Gibson, Jackie Neuenschwander, Merna Fay Highlander, Charlene Turner, Coyee Swearengin, and Ray Weter; many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were 3:00 p.m. Saturday, March 19 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Bobby Stout officiating.. Burial will follow in Sparta Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today. Mrs. Winslow passed away Thursday in Ozark Nursing and Care Center. 

 

Winslow, Nathan 26 Apr 1977 - 26 Apr 1977 OH 5 May 1977 p10

[Note: Son of Danny Ray & Connie Jean (Ellingsworth) Winslow]

HIGHLANDVILLE - Graveside services for Nathan Winslow, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Danny R. Winslow, Highlandville, were at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Eisenhour Cemetery with the Rev. George Bishop officiating. Burial was under direction of Harris of Ozark. The infant was dead at birth at 8:03 p.m. Tuesday in Cox Medical Center in Springfield.

 

Winslow, Oscar E. 21 Sep 1893 - 28 Sep 1973

[Note: Son of  Albert & Mary Francis (Cooley) Winslow; married  Ina B. Dye 9 Feb 1903 - 9 Aug 1999]

Oscar E. Winslow, 80, Highlandville MO, died at 3:40 p.m. Friday at this home following a long illness. Mr. Winslow was a member of the First Central Baptist Church, World War I veteran, resident of Highlandville for 55 years and a member of Nixa American Legion Post 434. He is survived by his wife, Ina; three sons, Clyde, Benny and Danny, all of Highlandville, three daughters, Mrs. Faye Johnson and Mrs. Betty Stutesman, both of Ozark and Mrs. Patsy Skeen of San Francisco, CA; 1* grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.  Contributed by Clara Jaramillo.

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Winslow, Oscar E. 21 Sep 1893 - 28 Sep 1973 OH 4 Oct 1973 p10

Funeral services for Oscar E. Winslow, 80, of Highlandville, were held Tuesday in the Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Paul Barrett officiating. Burial was in the Highlandville Cemetery.

 

Winslow, Thomas N. 19 Jan 1880 - 2 Aug 1932 CCR 11 Aug 1932 p8

[Note: Son of Albert A. & Mary Francis (Cooley) Winslow; married 26 Mar 1900 Harriet McDaniel 10 Jun 1869 - 23 Nov 1949]

Tom N. Winslow was born in Illinois on Jan. 19, 1880 and departed this life on Aug. 2, 1932, at the age of 52 years, 6 months and 12 days. He was united in marriage to Harriet McDaniel at the age of 20 years. He was converted and united with the Fairview Baptist church about 18 years ago. He was a member of the Sparta Lodge of M.W.A. He leaves the widow, three brothers, one half-brother, one sister, and one half-sister, besides other relatives and friends to mourn his departure. Funeral services were held at the Fairview Baptist church on Friday, Aug. 5, conducted by Rev. Roy Shipman, with burial under the direction of B.C. Klepper.

 

Winslow, Tillie Opal (Adams) 1 Sep 1901 - 13 Jun 1932 CCR 23 Jun 1932 p1

[Note: Daughter of Will & Lue (Hale) Adams; married John Winslow]

Tillie Opal Winslow was born Sept. 1, 1901, and departed this life on June 14, 1932 at her home near Sparta at the age of 30 years, 9 months and 14 days. Funeral services were conducted on June 16 at the Huffman cemetery near Pansy, with Rev. Wade of Sparta officiating. Burial was made under the direction of the Klepper Undertaking company of Ozark.

 

Winslow, Walter 17 Jun 1913 - 2 Nov 1981 OH 12 Nov 1981 p8

[Note: Son of  Harvey & Gracie E. (Lewis) Winslow]

Walter Winslow, 68, Crescent City, Calif., died Nov. 2 in a Crescent City nursing home. A Sparta native, he had lived in California since 1934. Survivors include two sons, Don, Parma, Idaho, and Denver, of the state of Florida; a daughter, Mrs. Dorthy Rose, Salem, Ore.; a brother, Fred, Sparta; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy McMillan, Springfield and Mrs. Clara Scott, El Dorado, Kan. and five grandchildren.

 

Winton, Sula Mae (Rook) 6 May 1914 - 12 Jun 1988   OH 16 Jun 1988

Sula Mae Rook Winton, 74, of Springfield, died at 6 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Valley Water Mill and Highway H in Greene County, from injuries received in an automobile accident. Services for Mrs. Winton were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Klingner Chapel with the Rev. Boone Middleton officiating. Burial was in Robberson Prairie Cemetery. Born in Green Forest; Arkansas, Mrs. Winton had been a longtime resident of Springfield and a was a member of National Heights Baptist Church. Her survivors include three daughters, Barbara Durbin, Ozark, Patricia McCroskey, Pleasant Hope, and Janet Doty, Shell Knob; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

 

Winzeler, Elmer Henry 13 Oct 1908 - 19 Nov 2005 SN-L 20 Nov 2005

[Note: Son of Theophiel & Mary (Fankhauser) Winzeler; married 1935 Jean Margaret James 17 Feb 1915 - 8 Apr 1980; married 1982 Lena Grant]

Elmer Henry Winzeler, age 97, of Nixa, died on Saturday, November 19, 2005, in Christian Health Care of Nixa. He was born October 13, 1908, on the family farm at Hilltop, Kansas, to Theophiel and Mary Fankhauser Winzeler. In the early 1930's, Elmer and a first cousin planted and harvested wheat in Texas, but Elmer continued helping his father on the farm. In 1935 Elmer and Jean Margaret James married in Emporia, Kansas. For a short time, Elmer worked for the John Deere dealership in Emporia before returning to Hilltop, Kansas, to work on the family farm. While there, he served on the board of Shell Rock Township. In 1958 he and his wife Jean moved to Forsyth, Missouri, where they owned and operated Twin Lakes Court. He also served as a fishing guide and did carpenter work in the area. When he retired in 1977, Elmer and Jean moved to Nixa. She passed away in April, 1980. In 1982 Elmer Winzeler and Lena Grant of Billings, Missouri, were married and settled in Nixa. The couple had been active at the Republic Senior Center where Elmer enjoyed playing cards. Survivors include: his wife, Lena; sons, James and his wife, Martha, of East Peoria, Illinois, Roger, and Stephen and his wife, Sharon, of Nixa; and his step-son, John Grant of Nixa; four grand- children, Michael and Daniel Winzeler of Nixa; Loren and his wife, Kimberly Chu Winzeler, of Petaluma, Calif.; granddaughter, Stephanie and her husband, Nathan Wiley, of Indianapolis, Ind.; and one great-grandchild, Trevor Wiley of Indianapolis. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 22, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Burial will follow in Jones-Chastain Cemetery, south of Nixa. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, in the funeral home.

 

Winzeler, Jean Margaret (James) 17 Feb 1915 - 8 Apr 1980 OH 17 Apr 1980 pB4

[Note: married Elmer Henry Winzeler 13 Oct 1908 - 19 Nov 2005]

Services for Mrs. Jean M. Winzeler, 65, Nixa, were held last Friday in the Harris Chapel in Nixa with the Rev. Virgil McCoy officiating. Burial was in Jones-Chastain Cemetery south of Nixa. Mrs. Winzeler died April 8 in St. John’s Regional Health Center after a short illness. Survivors include her husband, Elmer H.; three sons, James, Peoria, Ill., Roger, Woodbridge, England and Stephen, Nixa; two brothers, Raymond James,. Emporia, Kan, and Harold James, Emporia, Kan.; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Foster, Wichita, Kan., Mrs. Florence Lee Melencar, Ranchita, Calif. and Mrs. Laura Stephenson, Victoria, Texas; and two grandchildren.

 

Wirthwein, Lurilla G. (Graham) 3 Oct 1886 - 4 Jun 1984  OH 7 Jun 1984 p7

[Note: Daughter of John & Esther Ann (Payne) Graham; married ? Wirthwein]

Lurilla G. Wirthwein, 97, Nixa, died June 3 in the Americana Fremont Home following a long illness. Mrs. Wirthwein was a housewife and a longtime resident of Highlandville before moving to Nixa in 1973. Survivors include one brother, Jess Graham, Nixa; two nieces and one nephew. Arrangements were announced by the Harris Funeral Home in Nixa.

 

Wisdom, Lela K. 20 May 1900 - 14 Aug 1989   OH 17 Aug 1989

Lela K. Wisdom, 89, of Springfield, died at 6:15 a.m. Aug. 14 at Maranatha Manor. Services for Mrs. Wisdom were held at 10 a.m. Aug: 16 at the Ayre-Goodwin-Lee Chapel with the Rev. Carl Knight officiating. Burial was in Clear Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Wisdom was a retired cook with the Central High School cafeteria. Surviving are two sons, William H. Wisdom, Rogersville, and John W. Wisdom, Springfield; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

 

Wise, Amanda D. “Mandy “(O’Dell) 1876 - 14 Oct 1950 CCR 19 Oct 1950

[Note: Daughter of  Robert G. & Sarah E. (Bledsoe) O'Dell; married  James Henry “Jim” Wise 1861 - 1931]

Mrs. J.H. Wise, 74, a long time resident of Clever, died Saturday, October 14, at her home in Springfield, where she had lived the past three and a half years.

 

Wise, Charles E. 8 Dec 1887 - 8 Sep 1975 OH 18 Sep 1975 p11

[Note: Son of Henry A. & Frances Winn (Ruby) Wise; married Florence Iona Pearce 24 Mar 1899 - 28 Apr 1971]

BILLINGS - Charles E. Wise, 88, of Billings died at 11:02 p.m. Monday at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield following a short illness. Mr. Wise was a lifetime resident of Christian County and a retired farmer. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Murl Hutter and Mrs. Mary Lou Hutter, both of Billings; four sons, Ezra of Billings, Dave of Aurora and Floyd and Clelly, both of Springfield; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Services were at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Meadors Chapel here with the Rev. Carl L. Hille officiating. Burial was in Wise Hill Cemetery near Clever.

 

Wise, Dona Malinda (Jenkins) 30 Sep 1897 - 10 Apr 1977  OH 14 Apr 1977 p8

[Note: Daughter of Irven W. & Malinda Evelyn (Allen) Jenkins; married 30 Mar 1921 Ross Wise]

SPARTA - Services for Mrs. Dona M. Wise, 79, Sparta, were at 2:30 P.M. Tuesday in First Baptist Church here with the Rev. Dorsey Davis officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery. The family will be in Harris Chapel, Ozark from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today. Mrs. Wise died at 1:40 p.m. Sunday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield after a long illness. She was a member of First Baptist Church here. Survivors include a son, Robert Hugh of Cincinnati, Ohio; a grandson, and a great grandson.

 

Wise, Ed 16 Sep 1892 - 18 Dec 1969

[Note: Son of Craven Henry & Barbara Elizabeth (Bowman) Wise; married 20 Apr 1913 CCM Myrtle W. Green 5 Apr 1894 - 5 Dec 1974]

Ed Wise, 77, of Clever, died at 9:35 p.m. Thursday in Springfield General Osteopathic Hospital following a lingering illness.  A retired farmer, Mr. Wise was a lifelong resident of Christian County and was a member of the Clever Christian Church.  Surviving are his wife, Myrtle; three sons, Howard, of Chicago, Ill., Hurt, of Andover, Kan., and Lloyd, of Inglewood, Calif.; one daughter, Miss Edna Wise, Los Angeles, Calif.; 14 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today in the First Christian here (Clever) with the Rev. C. B. Orahood officiating.  Burial will be in Wise Hill Cemetery under direction of Cantrell of Clever.

Note: This clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner is not dated.

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Wise, Ed L. 16 Sep 1892 - 18 Dec 1969   CCR 25 Dec 1969 p4

Ed Wise, 77, of Clever,. died at 9:35 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18 in Springfield General Osteopathic Hospital following a lingering illness. A retired farmer, Mr. Wise was a lifelong resident of Christian County and was amember of the Christian Churhc. Surviving are his wife, Myrtle; three sons, Harold Wise of Chicago, Ill., Hurt Wise of Andover, Kan., Lloyd Wise of Inglewood, Calif.; one daughter, Miss Edna Wise, Los Angeles, Calif.; 14 grandchildren, five great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren. Funeral serivces were Sunday at 2 p.m. in the First Christian Church in Clever with the Rev. C. B. Orahood officiating. Burial was in Wise Hill Cemetery under direction of Cantrell of Clever.

 

Wise, Ellis L. 6 Jul 1896 - 8 Jan 1943

[Note: Son of  Robert J. & Martha Ann (McBride) Wise; married Ethel May Pearce; married Mary Margaret]

Ellis L. Wise, 46, died Friday evening at his home 3121/2 West Walnut, in Springfield following a short illness. He was born at Boaz, Mo., later moving with his family to Sparta, Mo.  He became a resident of Springfield 22 years ago and at the time of his death was operating a barbershop at the Union bus depot there.  He was a member of the Baptist Church.  Surviving him are his wife, Mary Margaret Wise; one son, James T. Wise; two sisters, Mrs. C. L. Simpson and Mrs. E. M. Gardner and his mother, Mrs. Martha Wise all of Springfield, and a brother, Dr. J.R. Wise of Branson, Mo.  Funeral services were conducted Sunday morning at 11 o’clock at the Herman Lohmeyer Chapel with Rev. Harold French officiating.  Burial was in the Frazier Cemetery west of Nixa.

Note: this clipping from the collection Audrey (King) Maples has a handwritten date of January 14, 1943 in the margin.    Contributed by Rada Beth (Hayden) Maples.

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Wise, Ellis L. 21 Sep 1861 - 9 Jan 1943 CCR 14 Jan 1943 p8

Ellis L. Wise, 46, died Friday evening at his home 312 ½ West Walnut, in Springfield, following a short illness. He was born at Boaz, Mo., later moving with his family to Sparta, Mo., He became a resident of Springfield 22 years ago and at the time of his death was operating a barber shop at the Union bus depot there. He was a member of the Baptist church. Surviving him are his wife, Mary Margaret Wise; one son, James T. Wise; two sisters, Mrs. C.L. Simpson and Mrs. E.M. Gardner and his mother, Mrs. Martha Wise, all of Springfield, and a brother, Dr. J.R. Wise of Branson, Mo. Funeral services were conducted Sunday morning at 11 o’clock at the Herman Lohmeyer chapel with Rev. Harold French officiating. Burial was in the Frazier cemetery west of Nixa.

 

Wise, Ezra Louis 16 Dec 1916 - 1 Nov 1975  OH 6 Nov 1975 p7

[Note: married Lena]

BILLINGS - Services for Ezra Louis Wise, 59, a lifelong resident of Billings, were at 2 p.m. Monday at the Billings High School gym, with the Rev. Carl L. Hille, officiating. Burial will be in Wise Hill Cemetery near Clever under the direction of Meadors of Billings. Mr. Wise was dead on arrival at Aurora Community Hospital at 9 a.m. Saturday after apparently suffering a heart attack while loading hay at a farm near McKinley. Mr. Wise is survived by his wife, Lena; his son, Albert James, of the home; three brothers, Day of Aurora and Floyd and Cully, both of Springfield and two sisters, Mrs. Murl Hutter and Mrs. Mary Lou Hutter, both of Billings.

 

Wise, Florence Iona (Pearce) 24 Mar 1899 - 28 Apr 1971  CCR 6 May 1971 p8

[Note: Daughter of Granvill H. & Nancy Margaret (Rogers) Pearce; married Charley E. Wise 8 Dec 1887 - 8 Sep 1975]

Mrs. Florence I. Wise, 72, of Billings, died at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield. Surviving are her husband, Charlie; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Lou Hutter and Mrs. Merle Hutter, both of Billings; four sons, Ezra Wise, Billings, Day Wise, Aurora and Floyd and Clelly Joe Wise, both of Springfield; a sister, Mrs. Reathel Williams, of Aurora; a brother, Wesley Pearce, Baxter Springs, Kan.; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday in Cantrell Chapel, Billings, with the Rev. Richard Kellough officiating. Burial was in Wise Hill Cemetery.

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Wise, Florence I. (Pearce) 24 Mar 1899 - 28 Apr 1971

Billings: Mrs. Florence I. Wise, 72, of Route 2, Billings, died at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield.  Surviving are her husband, Charlie; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Lou Hutter and Mrs. Merle Hutter, both of Billings; four sons, Ezra, Billings, Day, Aurora, and Floyd and Clelly Joe, both of Springfield; a sister, Mrs. Reathel Williams, of Aurora; a brother, Wesley Pearce, Baxter Springs, Kan.; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Cantrell Chapel, Billings, with the Rev. Richard Kellough officiating.  Burial will be in Wise Hill Cemetery.

Note: this clipping from the collection of Audrey (King) Maples has a handwritten date of May 28, 1971 in the margin.

Contributed by Rada Beth (Hayden) Maples.

 

Wise, George Thomas 14 Oct 1863 - 11 Dec 1914 CCR 18 Dec 1914 p1

[Note: Son of Henry J. & Malinda (Davis) Wise; married Harriet E. Williams 20 Mar 1867 - 12 Apr 1942]

At his home about two miles north west of Clever Thursday night Dec. 10, 1914.  Mr. G. T. Wise aged about 40 years. Burial services were held Friday with interment at the Wise Hill cemetery. Mr. Wise was a brother-in-law of Judge J. Williams of Ozark who was notified Friday morning and left on the morning train for Springfield but the train being more than an hour late in getting to Springfield, Mr. Williams failed to go at all as the train for Clever had left more than an hour before his arrival. He will probably go over the latter part of the week to see the widow who is his youngest sister.

 

Wise, Helen Jeanette 15 Oct 1923 - 12 Feb 1931 CCR 5 Mar 1931 p7

[Note: Daughter of William Clay & Ruth (Farris) Wise]

Helen Jeanette Wise, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clay Wise, was born Oct. 15, 1923, and departed this life at her home in Clever on Feb. 12, 1931, at the age of 7 years, 4 months and 11 days. Helen came to us to cheer and gladden our home. Seven years of beauty and happiness. Her going brings deep sorrow to our hearts, but we expect our love for her to grow and be perfected by Him who has for us a specially prepared place. Not only was she loved in her home, but also by her many friends and schoolmates. Her purity and innocence were, and shall continue to be, an inspiration to all who knew her. We want to imitate her pure life here, and follow her “yonder” when we are called. She leaves to suffer her absence a father and mother, three sisters, her grandparents, a number of other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 27, 1931, at 2 p.m. at the Baptist church in Clever with Rev. Rolla Cook, pastor, officiating. Burial was in the Lorenzo Chapel cemetery under direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home.

 

Wise, Hugh James, Dr. 13 Jan 1893 - 21 May 1939 CCR 1 Jun 1939 p1

[Note: Son of Robert J. & Martha Ann (McBride) Wise; married 25 May 1911 CCM Nora Ethel Butler 18 Sep 1894 - 4 Jul 1962]

Charges of first degree murder were filed against Bert Henderson, Sparta druggist, here Monday morning following the death of Dr. H.J. Wise, prominent Christian county physician and Sparta resident, Sunday afternoon in Henderson’s drug store at Sparta. The body of Dr. Wise was found in a rear room of the drug store about 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon, after Henderson came to the sidewalk in front of the store and told passersby “I’ve just shot a man.” Dr. Wise was shot in the lower part of the neck with a 32 caliber revolver belonging to Henderson the bullet entering from the front and ranging upward. Sheriff Joe Monger was called and arrived at Sparta about 4 o’clock immediately taking Henderson into custody. Henderson has told varied and conflicting stories of the tragedy but no motive for either murder or suicide has as yet been disclosed. Henderson’s mental condition for more than 24 hours following the shooting has been described by officers as “out of line.” Thus far he has failed to tell a coherent story of what happened. At the coroner’s inquest held Monday afternoon at Ozark a coroner’s jury returned a verdict of “death by gunshot wound at the hands of one Bert Henderson.” Henderson waived arraignment and is held in the Christian county jail pending the preliminary, scheduled for Wednesday, June 7. The terrible tragedy was a stunning shock to the entire county, both men being prominent in civic affairs at Sparta and well known throughout the county.

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Wise, Hugh James, Dr. 13 Jan 1893 - 21 May 1939 CCR 1 Jun 1939 p1

Dr. Huge James Wise was born Jan. 13, 1893, to Robert and Martha Wise, in Billings, Mo., and departed this life May 28 at Sparta, Mo., at the age of 46 years, four months and 15 days. He was married to Ethel Butler on May 25, 1911, and to this union were born two children Wilda and R.J. He was converted early in life and became a member of the Mt. Sinai Baptist church. Dr. Wise was a member of the Masonic lodge of Sparta, Mo., and was also a member of the Scottish Rite of the Shrine at Joplin, Mo. He graduated from National Medical college in St. Louis in 1916 and spent the remainder of his life in the practice of medicine. Left to mourn his departure are the wife and two children, his mother, Martha J. Wise of Sparta, two brothers, Dr. J.R. Wise of Branson and Ellis Wise of Springfield, two sisters, Mrs. E.M. Gardner and Mrs. Clarence Shipman of Springfield and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the Sparta Baptist church at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, by Rev. Earl French of Springfield with burial at the Frazier Chapel cemetery near Clever, under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. Masonic services were conducted at the grave. Active pallbearers were Knial Kissee, Basil Allred, Joe Shipman, Ross Bradley, Bob Swiers and Leslie Clemens. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Fred Farthing, Dr. Paul Cole, Dr. Wallis Smith, Dr. Guy Calloway and Dr. Robert Glynn, all of Springfield, Dr. Homer Kerr of Crane, Mo., Dr. R.S. Kiefer of St. Louis, Mo., Dr. Floyd Maples of Marshall, Mo., Dr. Koch of Chicago, Dr. Bunch of St. Joseph, Mo., and Dr. R.R. Farthing and Dr. J.A. Roper, both of Ozark, Mo.

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Wise, Hugh James, Dr. 13 Jan 1893 - 21 May 1939 CCR 15 Jun 1939 p1

We wish to express our sincere appreciation for the sympathy extended us in our bereavement.

The Wise Family.

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Wise, Hugh James, Dr. 13 Jan 1893 - 21 May 1939 CCR 11 Jan 1940 p1

[Note: Son of Robert J. & Martha Ann (McBride) Wise; married Nora Ethel Butler]

Bert Henderson Given Eight Years At Ava

The Douglas County circuit Court jury at Ava, heard the trial of Bert Henderson, Sparta druggist, charged with murder in connection with the death last May of Dr. H. J. Wise, Sparta physician, this week and sentenced him to eight years in the pen. Henderson had 30 days in which to file an appeal.

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Wise, Hugh James, Dr. 13 Jan 1893 - 21 May 1939 CCR 29 May 1941 p8

In Memoriam. Dr. H. J. Wise—In memory of our daddy, who departed this life May 28, 1939. Two years so lonesome and blue, Lonely, dear daddy, lonely without you, There’s a vacant place no one can fill But in our hearts, you’re with us still; Every day we hope and pray Sometime our Lord will find a way That all of us together will be Forever, through eternity. Ethel Wise, Wilda and R.J.

 

Wise, James Henry "Jim" 14 Aug 1861 - 12 Nov 1931 CCR 19 Nov 1931 p5

[Note: Son of Henry J. & Malinda (Davis) Wise; married 30 Jan 1896 Amanda D. “Mandy” O’Dell 26 Mar 1876 - 14 Oct 1950; father of William Clay Wise Jan 1898 - 20 Dec 1958; and Clifford Sylvester Wise 17 Oct 1914 - 9 Jul 1922]

James Henry Wise was born Aug. 14, 1861, and died at his home in Clever Nov. 12, 1931, at the age of 70 years, 2 months and 28 days. He was married to Amanda O’Dell Jan. 30, 1896. To this union were born two sons, Clifford Sylvester, who preceded him in death some nine years ago, and Clay. He is survived by his wife, one son, two brothers, John L. and Charley Wise, and many other relatives and friends. He united with the Christian church some 45 years ago. Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m. at the Christian church in Clever, with Rev. G.W. Woodard of Aurora officiating. Burial was in the Wise Hill cemetery under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Wise, Jay Edward 23 Jul 1927 - 21 Sep 1930 CCR 25 Sep 1940 p5

[Note: Son of Charles & Florence Iona (Pearce) Wise]

J. Edward Wise, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charley Wise, was born July 23, 1927, and departed this life Saturday, Sept. 20, 1930, being 3 years and 2 months of age. He is survived by his father and mother, two brothers and two sisters. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, Sept. 21, 1930, at 3:30 at the Christian church in Clever. Burial was in the Wise Hill cemetery under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Wise, John Leonard Jul 1865 - 14 May 1943

[Note: Son of Henry J. & Malinda (Davis)  Wise; married  15 Oct 1892 CCM Mary F. Fugitt Jan 1873 - 26 Jul 1964]

Funeral services for John Leonard Wise, 77, who died May 14, were held Sunday afternoon in the Clever Christian Church, conducted by Rev. Robert Doyle, with burial in Wise Hill Cemetery under direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home.  A long-time resident of the Clever community, he was married to Mary Fugitt in 1892 and to this union were born two sons, Ward of Clever and Russell in the U.S. Army.  Other survivors include a grandson, Johnny Mac Wise, and one brother, Charley Wise.  He united with the Christian Church at the age of 30 and continued an active member until his death.

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

Contributed by Rada Beth (Hayden) Maples.

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Wise, John Leonard Jul 1865 - 14 May 1943 CCR 20 May 1943 p5

Funeral services for John Leonard Wise, 77, who died May 14, were held Sunday afternoon in the Clever Christian church, conducted by Rev. Robert Doyle, with burial in Wise Hill cemetery under direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home. A long time resident of the Clever community, he was married to Mary Fugitt in 1892 and to this union were born two sons, Ward of Clever and Russell in the U.S. Army. Other survivors include a grandson, Johnny Mac Wise and one brother, Charley Wise. He united with the Christian church at the age of 30 and continued an active member until his death.

 

Wise, John W. 1866 - 12 Oct 1941 CCR 16 Oct 1941 p1

Funeral services for John W. Wise, 74, who died at his farm home near Marionville Sunday, Oct. 12, were held Tuesday at the Buck Prairie Baptist church, with Rev. Howard Farris and Rev. D.J. Estep officiating with burial in Marionville cemetery under direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Wise, Martha Ann (McBride) 2 Sep 1870 - 25 Mar 1954

[Note: Daughter of Hugh Lafayette & Frances “Fannie” (Ellis) McBride; married 8 Jan 1900 CCM Robert Jefferson Wise]

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha A. Wise, 84, who died Thursday night in the home of a daughter, Mrs. C. L. Shipman, 626 South Douglas, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Herman Lohmeyer Chapel by the Rev. Earl French and Dr. Fred Eastham.  Burial will be in Frazier Cemetery near Nixa.  Pallbearers will be Otto Stacey, Bert Dunham, Earl Sullivan, Russell Wise, Otto Rathburn and Joe Shipman.

Note: this clipping is from the collection of Audrey (King) Maples. [2 Sep 1870 - 25 Mar 1954]

Contributed by Rada Beth (Hayden) Maples.

 

Wise,  Mary F. (Fugitt) Jan 1873 - 26 Jul 1964

[Note: Daughter of John H. & Mary C. (Greer) Fugitt; married 16 Oct 1892 John Leonard Wise 14 Jul 1865 - 14 May 1943]

Mrs. Mary F. Wise, 91, died at 9:15 p.m. Sunday at a hospital in Scottsbluff, Neb.  She was a lifelong resident of Clever until she moved three years ago to live with her son, Ward, in Bayard, Neb.  She is survived by another son, Russell, 717 South Douglas, Springfield; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.  Funeral services will be announced by Cantrell, pending arrival of the body.

Note: This clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner has a handwritten date of 29 July 1964 in the margin.

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Wise, Mary F. (Fugitt) Jan 1873 - 26 Jul 1964 CCR 30 Jul 1964 p1

Mrs. Mary F. Wise, 91, died at 2:15 p.m. Sunday at a hospital in Scottsbluff, Neb. She was a lifelong resident of Clever until she moved three years ago to live with her son Ward in Bayard, Neb. She is survived by another son, Russell, 717 South Douglas, Springfield, one grandchild and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Clever Christian Church. Burial was in Wise Hill Cemetery under direction of Cantrell of Clever.

 

Wise, Myrtle W. (Green) 5 Apr 1894 - 5 Dec 1974

[Note: married Ed L. Wise 16 Sep 1892 - 18 Dec 1969]

Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Wise, 77, Clever, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Christian Church here with the Rev. Ronald L. Faust officiating.  Burial will be in Wise Hill Cemetery near here.  The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today.  Mrs. Wise died Thursday night at Springfield General Osteopathic Hospital after a short illness.

Note: this clipping from the collection of Audrey (King) Maples has a hand written date of December 8, 1974 in the margin.

Contributed by Rada Beth (Hayden) Maples.

 

Wise, Nora Ethel (Butler) 18 Sep 1894 - 4 Jul 1962 [1900 census gives 1894 birthdate, mortuary record & obit give 1897]

[Note: Daughter of Martin Van Buren& Margaret L. (Cavener) Butler; married 25 May 1911 Dr. Hugh James Wise 13 Jan 1893 - 21 May 1939]

Funeral services for Mrs. Nora Ethel Wise, 65, who died July 4, at her home in Independence, Mo., were held Friday, July 6, in the Chaffin Chapel at Ozark, with the Rev. Earl French officiating.  Burial was in Frazier Cemetery near Boaz under direction of Chaffin & Son.  She was a former resident of Sparta.  Survivors include a son, Dr. Robert Wise of Houston, Texas; a daughter, Mrs. Wallace Stacey of Independence, Mo.; a sister, Mrs. Lora Lee of Stockton, Calif.; a brother, Lem Butler of Clever; and nine grandchildren.

Note: this clipping from the collection of Audrey (King) Maples has a handwritten date of July 4, 1962 in the margin.

Contributed by Rada Beth (Hayden) Maples.

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Wise, Nora Ethel (Butler) 18 Sep 1894 - 4 Jul 1962 CCR 12 Jul 1962 p1

Funeral services for Mrs. Nora Ethel Wise, 65, who died July 4 at her home in Independence, Mo. were held Friday, June 6 in the Chaffin Chapel at Ozark, with the Rev. Earl French officiating. Burial was in Frazier Cemetery near Boaz under direction of Chaffin & Son. She was a former resident of Sparta. Survivors include a son, Dr. Robert Wise of Houston, Texas; a daughter, Mrs. Wallace Stacey of Independence, Mo.; a sister, Mrs. Lora Lee of Stockton, Calif.; a brother, Leon Butler of Clever and nine grandchildren.

 

Wise, Norman Farris 1 Mar 1931 - 8 Nov 2009 SN-L 11 Nov 2009

[Note: Son of William Clay & Ruth (Farris) Wise; married 7 Apr 1950 Bettie Carden]

Norman Farris Wise, 78 of Springfield, Mo., passed away on Sunday, November 8 in St. John's Regional Health Center following a short illness. He was born March 1, 1931 in Clever, Mo., to William Clay and Ruth Farris Wise. On April 7, 1950, Norman was united in marriage to Bettie Carden. He retired from the designing department of Hagale Industries in 1995. Norman served as Worship Leader and Deacon in several local Southern Baptist churches. He was currently a member of Golden Harvest Baptist Church. Preceding Norman in death were his parents; five sisters; and two brothers. Survivors include his wife, Bettie of the home; a daughter, Norma Tummons and her husband, Joe of Springfield, Mo.; a son, Ron Wise and his wife, Kim of Little Rock, Ark.; three grandchildren; a great granddaughter; two step grandsons; six step-great-grandchildren; and a host of other family members and friends. A funeral service is scheduled for Thursday, November 12 at 10 a.m. in the Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home, 1635 N. Benton, Springfield, Mo with interment to follow in Frazier Cemetery, west of Nixa. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 11, in the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.klingner funeralhome.com

 

Wilson, Wilbur Earl 9 Dec 1920 - 20 May 2006  SN-L 23 May 2006

[Note: Son of Sidney Albert “Bert” & Dora (Melton) Wilson; married 16 Aug 1953 Mary Maxine Hammons 17 Jul 1930 - 18 Mar 2006 m/1 McGinnis]

Wilbur Earl Wilson, 85, Ozark, Mo. passed away peacefully Saturday, May 20. 2006 in his home surrounded by family. He was born December 9, 1920, in Ozark , the son of Bert and Dora (Melton) Wilson. On August 16, 1953, he was united in marriage to Mary Maxine Hammons in Harrison, Arkansas. Wilbur graduated from Ozark High School in 1939 and from SMSU in 1943 with a degree in agriculture and commerce. After college, he began working for DuPont as a receiving clerk and was employed with the company until 1946. After working for DuPont, Wilbur was hired as a probate and magistrate clerk for Judge Herbert Taylor in Ozark until 1954. In 1959, he served as the tenth President of Ozark Chamber of Commerce. He also raised registered Black Angus Cattle and was an income tax agent until the year 2000. He held positions as road commissioner for Selmore Road district and was a member of Friend Masonic Lodge #352 of Ozark. Wilber campaigned and won the election for Christian County Collector and held the collector position for four consecutive terms, serving his last term in 1970. During his collector appointment, he also was a Christian County Deputy Sheriff. Later, he was elected Public Administrator of Ozark, servicing Estates ands Guardianships until his term ended in 1986. During this time, he also purchased and operated Ozark Abstract and Loan Company until 1997. Wilbur was a small man in statue, but a huge man with an enormous heart in reality. He was a caring person and often gave help to others, sometimes sacrificially. Being a lifelong Christian County resident, Wilbur enjoyed his working career, his rural family life and all the lasting relationships he accomplished in life. He wouldn’t have changed a thing! Wilbur was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Maxine, two sons,  Jim Wilson and Danny Wilson, three sisters, Mary Nell Pruitt, Elizabeth White and Irma Wilson and one brother, Johnny Wilson. He is survied by one daughter, Janis Sue Crable and husband Leonard of Battlefield, Missouri; three granddaughters, Jaime Flagg, Stephanie Kragskow and Tillie Woods; one grandson, George Crable; two adopted granddaughters, Jennifer Wilson and Robyn Graves; seven great grandchildren; two nieces, Kathy Bloomer and Marilyn Andres; one nephew, David Pruitt; other caring relatives and several good friends and neighbors. Wilbur Wilson’s life will be honored with funeral services at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2006 in Barnes Funeral Home, Ozark with Rev. Jerry Applegate officiating. Wilbur will be laid to rest beside his wife in Selmore Cemetery.

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Wilson, Wilbur Earl 9 Dec 1920 - 20 May 2006 SN-L 23 May 2006

Veteran Christian County official, businessman dies, by  Didi Tang

Wilbur Earl Wilson, the longtime Christian County collector, was small in stature, but is remembered as a man with an enormous heart. "He helped everybody who seemed to be in trouble," said Bill Hanks, a friend of Wilson. The four-term Christian County official died Saturday at his home south of Ozark. He was 85. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. today at Barnes Family Funeral Home in Ozark, with the Rev. Jerry Applegate officiating. "He was a very dedicated businessman, and he was very community-minded," said Sue Larimer, executive director of the Ozark Chamber of Commerce. "He'll be greatly missed by the citizens of Ozark and surrounding communities." A lifetime resident of Christian County, Wilson graduated from Ozark High School in 1939 and then-Southwest Missouri State Teachers College in 1943 with a degree in agriculture and commerce. In the public sector, he worked as a probate and magistrate clerk, served four consecutive terms as the county collector until 1970, and later was elected public administrator of Ozark. While serving as the collector, Wilson also was a deputy sheriff for the county. In the private sector, he first worked for DuPont as a receiving clerk. In 1959, Wilson served as the 10th president of the Ozark Chamber of Commerce. While serving as the public administrator, Wilson purchased and operated Ozark Abstract and Loan Co. until 1997. There, he worked with Marvin Allen, who lives a few miles from Wilson's home in rural Christian County. "He was well thought of," Allen said. "He had a lot of friends. ... He was who he was." Wilson, born with a genetic condition that made his limbs shorter than normal, also farmed and raised black Angus cattle until he was unable to do so in his later years. In the late 1980s, Wilson and Hanks began a joint venture buying, fixing and selling some properties. The profits went to establish the Hanks and Wilson Ozark High School Scholarship Fund. "We were just eating lunch at the same restaurant and we talked about this piece of property," said Hanks of the real estate effort. "He couldn't get out to do things, and he had other people like me doing the running. I oversaw the remodeling of this house, and he took care of the bill paying."  Wilson was hardworking, said Hanks: "He was handicapped. He couldn't do a lot of things. Work was all he knew." Wilson, who had managed his money well, helped others with financial troubles, said Hanks. "He helped a lot of people do income taxes," Hanks said. "He helped the old people who were confused with tax forms ... get their taxes sent off.  "He's a good guy."

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Wilson, Wilbur Earl 9 Dec 1920 - 20 May 2006 CCH-N 24 May 2006

Wilbur Wilson dies at 85

Donna Osborn Headliner News

            Ozark lost another good friend, Wilbur Wilson, 85, who died May 20.

            Friends and acquaintances remember Wilson as a good man who did good things, many of which remained unrecognized.

            “He was Chamber of Commerce president in 1959 and a very well-respected businessman,” Sue Larimer, executive director of the Ozark Chamber of Commerce said. “He did so much for the community and has never been recognized for it.”

            Wilson, Former owner of Ozark Abstract and Loan (cont. page 7A)

 

Wilson, William Henry 18 Dec 1852 - 9 Jan 1940 CCR 18 Jan 1940 p4

[Note: married 1877 Lurinda Holderby]

William Henry Wilson was born Dec. 16, 1852, in Christian county, Mo., and passed away Jan. 9, 1940, in Springfield, Mo., aged 87 years and 22 days. He was married to Lurinda Holderby in 1877 and to this union were born ten children, five of whom preceded him in death. Survivors include the wife, two daughters, Mrs. S.S. Maples, Springfield, and Mrs. W.C. Miller, Clever, three sons, C.C. Wilson of California, S.M. Wilson, Chelsea, Okla., and Floyd Wilson, Clever; 23 grandchildren and 47 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren, other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at the home in Springfield, followed by services at the Union Ridge Baptist church, conducted by Rev. R.W. Forbis of Clever, with burial in the Union Ridge cemetery under direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Wilson, William J. 5 Jul 1874 - 17 Feb 1965     CCR 25 Feb 1965 p1

[Note: married Celia 19 Jun 1870 - 21 Nov 1945]

William J. Wilson, 90, a lifelong resident of Christian and Stone Counties, died at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17 at Springfield Baptist Hospital. A farmer and retired merchant, he had been living recently with a son, Jess on Route 1, Clever, near a general store he operated for several years at the Possum Trot community. Mr. Wilson, who was a member of the Church of God, also is survived by two other sons, Lonnie 1116 West Madison, Springfield and Ernest, Route 1, Billings; a daughter, Mrs. Bessie Gilmore, Clever; 20 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and five great, great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday in Union Ridge Baptist Church with the Rev. Eli Routh and the Rev. Lloyd Wilson officiating. Burial was in Union Ridge Cemetery.

 

Wilson, William Milton 28 Oct 1875 - 25 Jul 1957    CCR 1 Aug 1957 p1

[Note: Son of Alford & Lavanche (Meade) Wilson; married Arminda Maples]

Funeral services for William Milton Wilson, 81, who died Thursday, July 25, in the home of Kenneth and Hazel Holt, were held Saturday, July 27 at 2:00 p.m. in the Spokane school auditorium with the Rev Reg Mapes officiating. Burial was in the Spokane Cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. He was born October 28, 1875, in Iowa and was the son of Alfred and La Vanche Wilson. He devoted most of his life to helping his relatives by hand work and by helping to rear their children. He had expressed his trust in the Lord. Survivors include a sister-in-law, Myrtle Wilson; five nieces, Hazel Holt, Ruth Stewart, Merle Amos, Stella Shirkey, all of Spokane and Vesta Johnson of Ozark; two nephews, Clell Wilson of Spokane and G. L. Wilson of Bartlesville, Okla.

 

Wilson, William Phillip 15 Sep 1973 - 12 Jul 1978 OH 20 Jul 1978 p1

[Note: Son of Benny & Sharlot Ruth (DeMaranville) Wilson]

Four year old William Phillip Wilson, Rt. 2, Crane, was killed Wednesday, July 12 when thrown from an overturning van driven by his mother, Sharlot Ruth Wilson about 2 miles west of US 65 in Christian County C. C. The mother was treated for minor injuries. Two sisters, Rachel Lean and Shanna Rose were both injured in the accident. Young Wilson was pronounced dead at the scene by Christian County Coroner Dean Adams.

 

Wilson, William W. 16 Aug 1888 - 28 Feb 1967  CCR 2 Mar 1967 p1

Graveside services for William W. Wilson, 78, a former Springfield resident, will be at 2 p.m. today in Weaver Cemetery in Ozark, with the Rev. Wilbur Blansit officiating. Burial will be under direction of Harris of Ozark. Mr. Wilson died at 3:10 a.m. Tuesday in Bilyeu Nursing Home in Ozark. He lived in Springfield eight years and was a native of Michigan. A nephew survives.

 

Wilson, William "Willie" Oct 1898 - 11 Sep 1917 CCR 14 Sep 1917

[Note: Son of John T. & Julia A. (Mason) Wilson; youngest of seven children; no legible tombstone in Chadwick Cemetery]

Word was received Tuesday announcing the death of Willie Wilson in Illinois Monday by some accident, but no particulars was received, The deceased was a brother of Miss Molly and Bert Wilson who formerly lived here and will be remembered by many as the family lived here some time a few years back. The remains passed through Ozark Thursday to Chadwick where burial will be held and where the father is buried.

 

Wilson, Wilma Jean (Melton) 25 Sep 1918 - 11 Mar 2008 SN-L 13 Mar 2008

[Note: Daughter of Rube & Myrtle Blanche (Tillman) Melton; married Ralph Clayton Wilson 9 Jan 1916 - 26 Feb 1988]

Wilma Melton Wilson, 89, a native of Ozark and long-time resident of Nixa, passed away March 11, 2008, in Rockingham, N.C. She was born Wilma Jean Melton on the family farm near Ozark on September 25, 1918. Wilma will be interred next to her late husband, Ralph Clayton Wilson (d. February, 1988), in Prospect Cemetery, Ozark, Mo. A bookkeeper by profession, she worked closely with her husband at Riverfork Ranch near Nixa, Mo., from 1958 to 1968. The couple then operated a shoe store in Ozark, Mo., for two years before moving to Rockingham, N.C., and opening a landscaping business. She is survived by her daughter, Doris Ricketts of Rockingham, N.C.; a son, J.R. Wilson of Las Vegas, Nev.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Clamah Melton of Crescent, Iowa; and numerous nephews and nieces. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March under the direction of Barnes Funeral Home, Ozark.

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Wilson, Wilma Jean (Melton) 25 Sep 1918 - 11 Mar 2008 CCH-N 19 Mar 2008

Wilma Melton Wilson, 89, a native of Ozark and long-time resident of Nixa, passed away March 11, 2008 in Rockingham, N.C. Born on the family farm near Ozark on Sept. 25, 1918, she was interred next to her late husband, Ralph Clayton Wilson (d. February 1988), in Prospect Cemetery in Ozark on March 15. A bookkeeper by profession, she worked closely with her husband at Riverfork Ranch near Nixa from 1958 to1968. The couple then operated a shoe store in Ozark for two years before moving to Rockingham and opening a landscaping business. She is survived by her daughter, Doris Ricketts, of Rockingham; a son, J.R. Wilson, of Las Vegas; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, her sister-in-law, Clamah Melton, of Crescent, Iowa, and numerous nephews and nieces. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2008

 

Wilson, Woody Eugene BT 6 Jun 1954

CARD OF THANKS

We wish to thank our many friends for the flowers and many acts of kindness shown us during the illness and at the time of the death of our son, Woody Eugene Wilson.

Mr. and Mrs. Don E. Wilson.

 

Wimberly, Grant Thomas 28 May 1979 - 8 Nov 1996 CCH-N 13 Nov 1996

[Note: Son of Chris & Debbie (Hamlin) Wimberly]

Grant Thomas Wimberly, 17, Nixa, passed away at 5:00 a.m. Friday, November 8, in Cox Medical Center South from injuries suffered in an auto accident. Grant was born in Wichita, Kansas on May 28, 1979, the son of Chris and Debbie Hamlin Wimberly. He was a junior at Nixa High school where he participated in numerous activities. He was a memberof S.A.D.D., the Chess Club, and was a defensive lineman for the J.V. football team. Grant will be remembered for his wry sense of humor, his caring and sensitivity to others, his love for sports and always being a team player. He was well liked by the school administration, faculty and fellow students. He is survived by his parents, a brother, Aaron, of the home; his paternal grandfather, Thomas Wimberly; paternal grandmother, Iris Wimberly; and his maternal grandparents, Frank and Louis Hamlin, all of Wichita. Private family services were Monday, November 11, in Harris, a Heritage Funeral Home, Nixa, with the Rev. Paul McLaughlin officiating. Burial followed in McConnell Cemetery Nixa.

 

Wimmer, Affie A. (Baird) 28 Nov 1897 - 21 Dec 1959 CCR 7 Jan 1960 p1

[Note: Daughter of  George & Mary (Tennis) Baird; married Homer Wimmer]

A Suicide

Body of Woman Found Sunday

Despondency over ill health was responsible for the suicide last Thursday morning of Mrs. Affie Wimmer, 62, of Ozark, according to a note left by the deceased woman. Mrs. Wimmer’s absence from her home on Highlandville Hill in south Ozark, was not discovered until Sunday morning when her twin sister, Mrs. Alma Porter of Springfield called at the home and found the note. Authorities here were notified and a search was instigated. Mayor Ross Vaughan of Ozark, a member of the searching party, discovered the body underneath a small cedar tree several hundred yards east of her home, across Highway 65. Coroner Dean Harris of Clever viewed the body and stated death was due to suffocation. Two plastic bags, a pair of nylon hose and a plastic raincoat were used to cause suffocation, and Harris termed the death a suicide. Funeral services for Mrs. Wimmer were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Chaffin Funeral Chapel at Ozark, Burial was in Jones Cemetery. In addition to Mrs. Porter, she is survived by four brothers, Herschel Baird of Wadsworth, Kan., Ray Baird of Kansas City, Kan., Clell Baird of Brush, Colo., and Lester Baird of Tonganoxie, Kan.

 

Wimmer, Billie Lee 14 Jul 1930 - 8 Apr 1993 OH 14 Apr 1993

[Note: Son of Herman & Ethel Mae (Jackson) Wimmer]

Billie Lee Wimmer, 62, Ozark, died Thursday, April 8, 1993 in Cox Medical Center South. He was born July 14, 1930 at Rogersville, the son of Herman and Ethel Wimmer. He was a long time resident of the Ozark area. He attended Smyrna Baptist Church. Survivors include three sisters, Ola Huckaby, Springfield, June Cox and her husband, Chester, Ozark, and Reba Stalker, Thompson, Pa.; three brothers, Ward Wimmer, Ozark, Robert Wimmer, Nixa, and Gene Wimmer, Sparta; several nieces and nephews. Services were held Saturday, April 10, at Harris Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Carl Curtis officiating. Burial was in Richwoods Cemetery, Nixa.

 

Wimmer, Dorothy Lea (Bouldin) Alberty 29 Nov 1917 - 19 Dec 2006 SN-L 21 Dec 2006 & SN-L 22 Dec 2006

[Note: Daughter of W. Lee & Mytle Jane (Lilley) Bouldin; married ? Alberty; married William Wimmer]

Dorothy Lea Wimmer, 89, of Springfield, Mo., passed away December 19, 2006. She was born November 29, 1917. Dorothy had the sweetest disposition you would ever find, and loved gardening and tending her beautiful flowers. Dorothy was a very faithful member of the Adventist faith and had a passion for bible study. She was known for her excellent shorthand abilities, having worked for several law firms in California. Upon moving back to Springfield, she was church secretary at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Springfield. She was preceded in death by her husband William Wimmer; her mother Myrtle Jane Lilley; her father E. Lee Bouldin and stepmother Edith Bouldin; and son Richard Ray Alberty. She is survived by three daughters, Jane Robinson and husband, Don, of Ozark, Mo., Linda Rhoades and husband, Kimber, of Cedar Creek, Mo., and Deborah Wimmer, of Springfield, Mo.; a brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Valora Bouldin, of Springfield, Mo.; seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, numerous other relatives, and many friends. A heartfelt thank you to all of the employees of Christian Health Care East who took such great care of Dorothy for the five years she resided there. Services will be held at Greenlawn Funeral Home East today, December 22, 2006, at 2 p.m. Dorothy will be laid to rest in the Eastlawn Cemetery in Springfield. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 702 S. Belview Ave., Springfield, MO 65802. Among Dorothy's most treasured passages of the bible is the 23rd Psalm: The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

 

Wimmer, Ethel Mae (Jackson) 6 Jun 1905 - 5 Mar 1976  OH 11 Mar 1976 p9

[Note: married Herman Wimmer  20 Aug 1898 - 28 Sep 1991]

OZARK - Services for Mrs. Ethel M. Wimmer, 70, Ozark, were at 2 p.m. Monday in Harris Chapel here with the Rev. Henry Richardson officiating. Burial was in McConnell Memorial Cemetery near Nixa. Mrs. Wimmer died at 1:24 p.m. Friday in Cox Medical Center, Springfield, after a long illness. She was a former resident of Muskogee, Okla. She moved to Ozark in 1924. She was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Herman; four sons, Bill, Ward and Robert, all of the home; and Gene of Sparta; three daughters, Mrs. Ola Huckaby, Springfield, Mrs. Reba Stalker, Thompson, Pa., and Mrs. June Cox, Ozark; a sister, Mrs. Ester Carter, Muskogee; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

 

Wimmer, Gene Lee 8 Feb 1946 - 10 Aug 2000  CCH-N 23 Aug 2000

[Note: Son of Herman & Ethel Mae (Jackson) Wimmer]

Gene Lee Wimmer, age 54 of Sparta, died Thursday, August 10, 2000 in Cox Medical Center North. He was born February 8, 1946 near Rogersville, the son of Herman and Ethel Jackson Wimmer. Mr. Wimmer worked for Highland Dairy. He was a member of Spring Hill Baptist Church, Rogersville. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill and Ward Wimmer and his parents. Survivors include: a brother, Robert Wimmer; Nixa; three sisters; Reba Stalker, Thompson, PA, Ola Huckaby, Springfield, and June Cox, Nixa; nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Sunday, August 13, 2000 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Gene Swofford officiating. Burial followed in McConnell Cemetery Nixa.

 

Wimmer, George W. 29 Mar 1859 - 10 Dec 1932 CCR 15 Dec 1932 p1

[Note: Son of Isaac Newton & Francis A. (Farmer) Wimmer; married 21 Nov 1879 Josephine Cates 3 Oct 1863 - 19 Jul 1941]

George W. Wimmer was born in Indiana on March 29, 1869, and died at his home near Smyrna Dec. 9, 1932, at the age of 73 years, 8 months, and 20 days. He came to Missouri at an early age. He was united in marriage with Josephine Cates Nov. 21, 1879. To this union were born seven children. Those who survive are his wife, Josephine, Rettie, Tom Harmon, of the home address, Homer of Colorado. Three children preceded him in death, Minnie Bessie, Marinda. He united with the Smyrna Baptist church Aug.26, 1883, and remained a faithful member until death. He was a good father, a loving husband, and a good neighbor. He will be sadly missed by his family and his many friends. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. at the Linden Chapel by Rev. Ed Taylor of Mansfield, with burial in the Linden cemetery under the direction of T.B. Chaffin.

 

Wimmer, Herman 20 Aug 1898 - 28 Sep 1991  NN-E 10 Oct 1991

[Note: Son of George & Josephine “Josie” (Cates) Wimmer; married Ethel Mae Jackson 6 Jun 1905 - 5 Mar 1976]

Herman Wimmer, 93, Springfield, formerly of Linden, died at 7:41 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, 1991 in Woodland Manor, Springfield. He was born and lived most of his life in Christian County. He was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church. Survivors include his seven children, Ola Huckaby, Springfield, Reba Stalker, Thompson, Pa., Bill Wimmer, Ward Wimmer, and June Cox, all of Ozark, Robert Wimmer, Nixa, Gene Wimmer, Sparta; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Services were held Wednesday, Oct. 2 at Harris Colonial Chapel, Ozark. Burial was in Linden Cemetery.

 

Wimmer, Josephine (Cates) 3 Oct 1863 - 19 Jul 1941 CCR 24 Jul 1941 p4

[Note: Daughter of Dick & Josephine (Murray) Cates; married George W. Wimmer 29 Mar 1859 - 9 Dec 1932]

Funeral services were conducted Sunday in the Linden Chapel for Mrs. Josephine Wimmer, who died Saturday at the age of 73 years at her home northeast of Ozark. The daughter of Dick and Marinda Cates, she was the wife of G.W. Wimmer of Christian County, who died in 1932. She is survived by one daughter, Rettie; and three sons, Homer, Tom and Herman. Burial was at the Linden cemetery under the direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home.

 

Wimmer, Kate C. (Rhodes) 15 Mar 1897 - 16 Feb 1985 OH 21 Feb 1985 p10

[Note: Daughter of  James A. & Anna E. (Bilyeu) Rhodes; married 19 Oct 1919 Thomas Wimmer 13 Sep 1891 - 18 Dec 1983]

Services for Kate Wimmer, 87, Ozark, was held Feb. 19 in Harris Chapel with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery. Mrs. Wimmer died Feb. 16 in her home. A lifelong resident of the Highlandville/Ozark area, she was a homemaker and a member of Smyrna Baptist Church. Survivors include two nieces and three nephews.

 

Wimmer, Marinda 25 Dec 1886 - 16 Dec 1899 CCR 21 Dec 1899

[Note: Daughter of  George & Josephine (Cates) Wimmer]

In Memoriam

Marinda Wimmer departed this life Dec. 16th, 1899, aged 13 years and 10 months, of spinal meningitis. The funeral services were conducted by Elder J. W. Smallin, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Wimmer, after which the remains were interred in the graveyard near Linden to await the resurrection. Miranda was a good girl and loved by all who knew her, and the bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community in their great loss.  A Friend.

 

Wimmer, Rettie Ann 27 Dec 1888 - 6 Nov 1964 CCR 12 Nov 1964 p1

[Note: Daughter of  George & Josephine (Cates) Wimmer]

Funeral services for Miss Rettie Wimmer, 75, lifelong resident of the Ozark and Linden communities, were at 2 p.m. Monday in Harris Chapel here with the Rev. Lawrence Childers officiating. Burial was in Linden Cemetery. A member of the Smyrna Baptist Church, she died Friday at her home in Ozark. Surviving are three brothers, Tom, Ozark, Herman, Nevada, and Homer, 1106 Fulbright, Springfield.

 

Wimmer, Thomas 13 Sep 1891 - 18 Dec 1983 OH 22 Dec 1983 p9

[Note: Son of  George & Josephine (Cates) Wimmer; married 19 Oct 1919 Kate C. Rhodes 15 Mar 1897 - 16 Feb 1985]

Services for Thomas Wimmer, 92, Ozark, were held Dec. 21 at Harris Chapel with the Revs. Robert Shank and Tommy Bilyeu officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery. Mr. Wimmer died Dec. 18 at St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, following a long illness. A lifelong Ozark resident, Mr. Wimmer was a retired farmer. He was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church and an Army veteran of World War I. Survivors include his wife, Kate; a brother, Herman, Springfield; and several nieces and nephews

 

Wimmer, Ward George 16 Apr 1935 -  28 Mar 1999  CCH-N 31 Mar 1999

[Note: Son of Herman & Ethel Mae (Jackson) Wimmer]

Ward George Wimmer, age 63, of Ozark, died Sunday, March 28, 1999, at his home. He was born April 16, 1935 in Rogersville, and was the son of Herman and Ethel (Jackson) Wimmer. Before retirement he served the Nixa School System as a custodian. Survivors include: three sisters, Ola Huckaby, Springfield, Reba Stalker, Thompson, Pennsylvania, and June Cox, Nixa; two brothers, Robert Wimmer, Nixa, and Gene Wimmer, Sparta; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ward was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Bill Wimmer. A graveside service was at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 31, in McConnell Cemetery, Nixa, with Rev. Carl Curtis officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Wimsatt, Edith (Smith) 1924 - 4 Sep 1970 CCR 10 Sep 1970 p8

Bible vigil services for Mrs. Edith Wimsatt, 45, of Mt. Vernon were at 7 p.m. Friday at the Max L. Fossett Chapel in Mt. Vernon, Funeral mass was at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Susanne’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Ralph J. Duffner officiating. Burial was in Mt. Calvary Cemetery north of Monett. Mrs. Wimsatt died at 1:30 a.m. Thursday at home after a lingering illness. A native of Sparta, had lived in the Mt. Vernon area for the past 12 years., She was a member of St. Susanne’s Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Tommy; a son, Gene, of Sedalia; a daughter, Miss Patricia Wimsatt of Springfield; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lennie “Buster:” Smith of Ozark; four brothers, Earl, of Strafford. Robert and Junior, of the home, and Bill of Springfield; two sisters, Mrs. Stanley Kerr of Springfield and Mrs. Grace Shelton of Ozark; and a grandson.

 

Winchel, Seth Isaac 16 Dec 2003 - 12 Oct 2004 CCH-N 20 Oct 2004 p8A

[Note: Son of David L. & Elizabeth (Packwood) Winchel]

Seth Isaac Winchel was born Dec. 16, 2003 in Springfield, the son of David L. and Elizabeth (Packwood) Winchel. He died on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004 at his home in Ozark at the age of nine months and 26 days. Seth is survived by his parents, a brother, David L. Winchel, Jr.; three sisters, Ashley Winchel, Sabrina Winchel and Lauren Winchel; maternal grandparents, Wadonna “Skeeter” and Robert Petty, Ozark and Rev. Auburn and Angel Packwood, Neosho; paternal grandparents, Sue Winchel, Springfield and Mildred Shuster, Mt. Vernon. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004 at James River Assembly, Clarks Chapel, Springfield, with the Rev. John Snavely officiating, under the direction of Meador Funeral Home, Republic. Burial followed in Rose Hill West Cemetery, Billings. Visitation was from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home.

A NOTE FROM THE PARENTS: “Seth was diagnosed with SMA Type I at two months of age. After losing his brother, Elijah in June 2002, to the same disease, we knew how hard and how precious this time was going to be for both of us. But now we know that it is God’s will. Both our boys were the sweetest and happiest babies, even through the suffering, and that is how we know God was with them through it all. Seth would always stare at the ceiling and move his head back and forth, like he was watching something that we couldn’t see. We always believed he was watching the angels that flew above him. Well, Seth, now you and your brother will fly with them. We love you Seth and forever, you will be our little pumpkin boy. We love you always,” Mommy and Daddy. [Spinal Muscular Atrophy - a genetic congential condition affecting loss of muscle function in even swallowing and breathing]

ELIJAH DAVIS WINCHEL 16 Jan 2002 - 22 Jun 2002 West Rose Hill  Son of Winchel, David & Elizabeth (Packwood)

 

Windle, Agnes ( ) Horton 11 Aug 1913 - 6 Nov 1980 OH 13 Nov 1980 p9

Services for Mrs. Agnes E. Windle, 67, Rt. 1, Brookline, mother of Victor Horton of Billings, were held last Saturday in Springfield. Mrs. Windle does last Thursday in St. John’s Regional Health Center after a long illness.

 

Windly, Esta M. (Rinde) 29 Sep 1944 - Sep 2004 SN-L 29 Sep 2004

Funeral services for Esta Margaret Rinde Windly, 60, Ozark, formerly of Branson, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, in the Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home, Branson. Pastor Jim Jeffries will officiate with burial following in the Ozarks Memorial Park Cemetery, Branson. Mrs. Windly passed away Monday evening, Sept. 27, at her home with her loving family all around. She was a secretary for Branson High School. Visitation will be today, Sept. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home, Branson.

 

Windly, Gary W. 18 Oct 1944 - 4 Nov 2004 SN-L 7 Nov 2004

Funeral services for Gary W. Windly, 60, Ozark, will be Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. in the Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home, Branson. Pastor Jim Jeffries will officiate with burial following in the Ozarks Memorial Park Cemetery, Branson. Mr. Windly passed away Thursday, Nov. 4, at his home. He was a retired engineer for Missouri Department of Transportation. Visitation will be Tuesday from 12:30 p.m. until service time in the Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home, Branson. Memorials may be made to the Gideons International, P.O. Box 1202, Branson, MO 65615-1202.

 

Winfield,  Margaret 27 Feb 1926 - 25 Feb 2005 SN-L 28 Feb 2005

Ozark: Margaret Winfield, 78, passed away on Friday. Survivors include two sisters, Betty Gimlin, Ozark, and Shirley Akin, Ariz. No services are planned. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home.

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Winfield, Margaret 27 Feb 1926 - 25 Feb 2005            CCH-N 6 Apr 2005

Margaret Winfield Passed away : February 25, 2005

            From A Loved One in Heaven

I would not have you grieve for me today Nor weep beside my vacant chair;

Could you but know my daily portion here You would not, could not wish me there.

I know not why He said, “Ear hath not heard.”

I have no words, nor alphabet Or even if I had I dare not tell

Because you could not bear it yet.

So, only this - I am the same, yet changed Like Him! A joy more rich and strong

Than I had dreamed that any heart could hold And all my life is one glad song.

Sometimes when you are talking to Our Lord, He turns and speaks to me,

Dear Hearts, in that rare moment, you and I are just the distance of a word apart.

And so my loved one, do not grieve for me Around the family board today;

Instead rejoice for We are one in Him, And I am not far away. - Martha Snell Nicholson


Winfield,  Ronald 4 Dec 1949 - 24 May 2007 CCH-N 13 Jun 2007

Ronald was born December 4, 1949, in El Campo, Texas to Grady and Dorothy Winfield. He passed away May 24th, 2007 at the age of 57. He graduated from high school in Alice, Texas. After graduating, he joined the United States Navy. He is a Viet Nam veteran and served aboard the USS Oriskany as an ordinance-man. Ron was ordained as a minister by Dr. Kenneth Bradshaw, who was pastor of Windsor Park Baptist church, in Corpus Christi, Texas. He also was an accomplished artist in multi-mediums; and manufactured reproductions of the Ming dynasty porcelains which were sold to the top interior designers in the industry. In 1989, he and his family moved from Texas to Missouri.  Ron is survived by his son Nathan Winfield and two daughters, Kelley Shuster and Pamela Winfield; two brothers, Karl and Lloyd Winfield; two sisters, Sherri Wise and Paula Bustamante; five grand children, Taylor and Savannah Winfield; Hailey, Madison and Trevor Shuster; three nieces, Jennifer Winfield, Paula Diane Wise and Rianna Bustamante and six nephews; Kyle and Casey Winfield; James and Troy Wise and Adrian and Ethan Bustamante.  There will be a memorial service at the Veteran’s Cemetery in Springfield, Missouri June 6th at 2:30 p.m. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2007

 

Winfree, Walter Junior 29 Apr 1927 - 24 Mar 2002   SN-L 25 Mar 2002

[Note: Son of Walter Burl & Ula Mae (Elder) Winfree; married Evalyn]

Walter Junior Winfree, 74, Billings, passed away March 24, 2002, in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born in Brunswick, Mo., on April 29, 1927. Walter was preceded in death by his father, Walter Burl Winfree and his mother, Ula Mae (Elder) Winfree. He is survived by his wife, Evalyn; a son, Larry J. and his wife, Phyllis; a daughter, Linda K. and husband Danny Viles, all of Billings; his brother, Fay Winfree, Springfield; a brother, Ray Winfree, Excelsior Springs; his sister, Gail Chronister, Independence; a sister-in-law, Wilma Winfree, Fair Grove; his grandchildren, Larry Ray and Michelle Winfree, Springfield, Travis and Sarah Winfree, Crane, and Julie and Ben Garbee, Hurley; his great-grandchildren, Dillon, Lori, Andrew, Kathryn and Lexie; and a host of other relatives and friends. Walter served in the U.S. Army during World War II. On February 14, 1948, Walter married his wife of 54 years, Evalyn Mae Kearn. Walter worked for Alton Box Company for 30 years. Upon leaving, he was production manager. He then pursued his dream of dairy farming. Walter and Evalyn retired from farming after 17 years. Walter attended Union Ridge Baptist Church, Clever, Mo. He loved country and gospel music and spending time with his family. He will always be remembered by his gentle hands, giving heart, and loving smile. Walter’s gone home to be with his Lord. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2002, in Meadors Funeral Home, Clever, with the Revs. Larry Winfree and Leeroye Maples officiating. Burial, with military honors, will be in Union Ridge Cemetery. The Clever chapel will be open 10 a.m. Tuesday, with visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Hurley First Baptist Church building fund.  Springfield News-Leader, Mar 25, 2002.

 

Winfrey, Arva A. 22 Jan 1895 - 20 Mar 1954  CCR 25 Mar 1954 p1

[Note: Son of Benjamin & Mollie (Eutsler) Winfrey; married Blanche Lamont Chapman 17 Sep 1896 - 7 Jun 1960]

Funeral services for Arva A. Winfrey, 59, who died at 6:30 p.m. last Saturday at his home south of Ozark, were held Tuesday afternoon at the Chaffin Funeral Chapel here, with Rev. Wendell Vaughan officiating. Burial was in Ozark Cemetery under direction of Chaffin. Mail carrier on route two, Ozark, for the past ten years. Mr. Winfrey had been in ill health for several weeks. He had recently undergone observation for a heart condition at hospitals at Fayetteville, Springfield and Ozark. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of the Ozark Christian Church, Friend Lodge No. 352, A. F. & A. M. and the Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Blanche Winfrey; a daughter, Mrs. Arva Lou Winfrey of Ozark, his mother Mrs. Lucy Winfrey of Brumley, Mo., six brothers, two sisters, and two grandchildren.

 

Winfrey, Blanche Lamont (Chapman) 17 Sep 1896 - 7 Jun 1960  CCR 9 Jun 1960 p1

Ozark Woman Died in Finley

[Note: Daughter of Benjamin M. & Mollie (Eutsler) Chapman; married Arva A. Winfrey 22 Jan 1895 - 20 Mar 1954]

The body of Mrs. Blanche Winfrey, 63, was recovered Tuesday noon, shortly after she apparently leaped deliberately into Finley River, a mile north of Ozark in a successful suicide attempt. Mrs. Winfrey, a lifelong resident of Ozark, had been in ill health for several years and had only recently returned from a St. Louis hospital where she underwent treatment for a depressed condition, She was the widow of Arva Winfrey, an Ozark Rural mail carrier who died several years ago. A suicide note was found in her car, parked within a few feet of the Finley on the Riverside Road north of Ozark. Funeral services were to be held at 2 p.m. today at Chaffin Funeral Chapel in Ozark.

AND

Winfrey, Blanche Lamont (Chapman)17 Sep 1896 - 7 Jun 1960 CCR 16 Jun 1960 p5

Funeral services for Mrs. Blanche Chapman Winfrey, 63, of Ozark who died Tuesday, June 7, were held Thursday, June 9, at 2 p.m. in the Chaffin Funeral Chapel at Ozark, with Rev. Harold Mayes officiating. Burial was in Ozark Cemetery under direction of Chaffin. Mrs. Winfrey was the daughter of the late Buddy and Mollie Chapman and a member of one of the county’s earliest families. She was a longtime Member of the Ozark’s First Christian Church, the Order of Eastern Star and the Ozark Modern Seekers Club. Her husband, Arva Winfrey preceded her in death in 1954. Immediate survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Bill (Arva Lou) Bilyeu of Ozark and three granddaughters.

 

Winfrey, Elsie L. (Rogers) 23 Mar 1906 – 25 Nov 1995  CCH-N 6 Dec 1995

[Note: Daughter of Leander & Luella (Vandike) Rogers; married 19 May 1925 Hurley E. Winfrey]

Elsie L. Winfrey, 89, Salem, Oregon, formerly of Chadwick passed  away Saturday, Nov. 25, 1995. Elsie was born March 23, 1906, in Kirwin, Kansas, the daughter of Leander and Luella Vandike Rogers. She moved with her parents to Kit Carson County, Colorado, in  1910 where they lived on a homestead north of Burlington. She was married to Hurley E. Winfrey May 19, 1925, in Wray, Co. She taught school in a rural Colorado community before she and her husband moved to Chadwick. She was a member of the Chadwick First Baptist Church. She enjoyed fishing and the mountains. She is preceded in death by:  Her parents, her husband, Hurley in 1962; two sons, Jerry and Willard; and one brother, Charles Rogers. Survivors include: Two sons, Hurley E. Winfrey, Jr., Colorado Springs, Co., and John R. Winfrey, Tillamook, Or.; two daughter-in-laws, Doris Winfrey, Salem, Or., and Ethel Winfrey, West Linn, Or.; fourteen grandchildren; forty-nine great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, in the Chadwick Memorial Cemetery, with the Rev. David Owings officiating.

 

Wing, Ardra 1907 - 15 Feb 1981 OH 19 Feb 1981 p9  OH 19 Feb 1981 p9

[Note: No SSDI found]

Services were held Wednesday in Buffalo for Ardra M. Wing, 73, Buffalo, father of Mary Ann Ramsey of Ozark. Mr. Wing died last Saturday of natural causes at his home.

 

Wingington, Ona L. (Blevins) 1914 - 9 Jul 2001  CCH-N 15 Aug 2001

Ona L. Wingington, 87, retired store clerk from INN-Es and Macy's Dept. Store clerk, died, July 9, 2001. Services were held July 11 at Cochran Mortuary. Survivors include: a son, Jerry, and daughter, Shirley Thomas, both of Wichita; a stepson, Ben Jr. of Big Spring, Texas; brother Bill Blevins and sister Ola Hannah, both of Ozark; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. .

 

Wingo, Joseph “Jack” 22 Jul 1904 - May 1975  OH 22 May 1975 p11

[Note: married Frances]

ROGERSVILLE - Joseph “Jack” Wingo, 70. Route 2, Rogersville, died at 6:15 a.m. Saturday in At. John’s Hospital in Springfield after one-year illness. A native of Dallas County, Mr. Wingo was a former employee of the Springfield R-12 School District and a retired electrical foreman for the Ash Grove Cement Company. He was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church. Surviving are his wife, Frances; two sons, David R. of route 2, Rogersville and James D. of Watertown, Mass.; one brother, Clyde F. of Pattonsburg, Mo. and one sister, Mrs. Amanda Hancock, 934 South Broadway. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Klingner.

 

Wingo, Meda (Turner) 1897 - 8 Feb 1983  OH 17 Feb 1983 p5

[Note: Daughter of ? & ? ( Friend) Turner; No match in SSDI, but there is a Nancy Wingo 26 Aug 1890 - Jan 1983 who died in Springfield, MO listed]

Services for Meda Wingo, 85, Springfield, were held Feb. 11 in Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Wingo died Feb. 8 in Cox Medical Center after a long illness. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Goldie Root, Northridge, Calif., Mrs. Maxine Mettler, Highlandville, Mrs. Theda Fitzgerald, Burlingame, Calif., and Billie Wingo, Springfield; three stepsons, Gerald, state of South Caroline, and Wilbur and Gene. both of Springfield; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Mary Beth Smith, Springfield; five brothers, Tom, Jake and Lester Turner, all of Urbana, and Merchel and Clyde Turner, both of Wheaton; a sister, Mrs. Lena Case, state of California; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

 

Winiecki, Jean Ann 18 Feb 1927 - 12 Oct 2007 SN-L 14 Oct 2007

[Note: Daughter of Anton J. & Theodora M. (Bosiacki) Winiecki]

Jean Ann Winiecki, 80, Clever, died at 1:30 p.m. Friday, October 12, 2007, in Christian Health Care, Republic. She was born February 18, 1927, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Anton J. and Theodora M. (Bosiacki) Winiecki. Jean, a medical clerk, was also a dairy farmer in Wisconsin for 30 years. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Billings, Missouri. Her parents; two sisters; and two brothers preceded Jean in death. She is survived by her long time friend, Jeanne Daley, Clever; a sister, Esther Winiecki, Oakbrook, Illinois; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 16, 2007, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Billings, with Father Bobby Manso officiating, under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Billings. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. and rosary at 7 p.m. on Monday, in the Billings funeral home. Contributions may be made to St. Johns Hospice or the no kill animal rescue shelter. Online condolences may be made at www.meadors funeralhome.com.

 

Winkler, Laura May 2 Feb 1910 - 17 Dec 2006 SN-L 20 Dec 2006

Laura May Winkler, 96, of Nixa, Mo., passed away Sunday, December 17, 2006, in Christian Health Care East. She was born Feb. 2, 1910. Laura is survived by two daughters, Mary Raber and Laura Miller and her husband, Don; two sons, Alfred Winkler and his wife, Marilyn, and Marvin Winkler. At Laura's request, no services are planned. Local arrangements by Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Regional Hospice, 1328 E. Evergreen, Springfield, MO 65803.

 

Winn, Amrine M. 1902 - 23 Apr 2005 SN-L 25 Apr 2005

[Note: married Riley Winn]

Amrine M. Winn, 102, of Osceola, Mo., passed away April 23, 2005, in Northwood Hills Care Center, Humansville, Mo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Riley Winn. Survivors include her three daughters, Betty W. Roberts of Overland Park, Kan., Jeannene Winn of Prairie Village, Kan., and Bonnie Crain and husband, Mike, of Ozark, Mo. Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 27, 2005, at 4 p.m. in Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, with burial in the Resthaven Memorial Gardens Cemetery under direction of Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, (417) 646-8135. The family would like to thank Dr. S. Bharadwaj, the staff of Sac-Osage Hospital and Northwood Hills Care Center for the loving care given to our mother these last few months.

 

Winn, Forest Rice 4 Jun 1904 - 23 Jul 1985 OH 1 Aug 1985 p5

[Note: Son of Lee & Catherine Alvira “Kitty” (Rice) Winn; married 1926 Mearle Nestle Shouton 11 Apr 1908 - 24 Jun 2000]

Services for Forest R. Winn, 81, Clever, were held July 26 in Hope Lutheran Church, Republic, with the Rev, Marvin Little officiating. Graveside services and burial were held July 28 in Dow City Cemetery in Iowa under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Mr. Winn died July 23 in Cox Medical Center South after suffering an apparent heart attack. Formerly of the state of Iowa, he was a retired farmer and moved to Missouri in 1964. He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife, Mearle; two sons, Russell, Tempe, Ariz. and Bryce, Olympia, Wash.; a daughter, Catherine Brese, Ankeny, Iowa; a brother, Raymond, Springfield; a sister, Martha Weber, Dow City, Iowa; six grandchildren; five step grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and two step great grandchildren.

 

Winslow, Allie Fair (Willhite) Jones 22 Oct 1882 - 22 Apr 1953 SN-L 23 Aug 1953

[Note: Daughter of James & Melinda (Jackson) Willhite; married 30 Jun 1891 John Henry Jones; married Harve E. Winslow 2 Sep 1890 - 20 Apr 1948; buried McConnel Cem]

Mrs. Allie Fair Jones Winslow, 70, a life-long resident of Christian County, died at 11:00 a.m. yesterday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Reathel Jones of Clever, after a lingering illness. Mrs. Winslow had lived with her daughter for the past three years. She spent most of her life in the Nixa community before that. Besides her daughter, she is survived by; four sons, Efton Jones of Sparta, Missouri, Onis Jones of Artesia, California, Roy and Lowell Jones both of Los Angeles, California; six daughters, Mrs. Ethel Harp, Mrs. Artie Smith, and Mrs. Lillie Wadkins, all of Paramount, California, Mrs. Anna Mae Pope of Morehead City, North Carolina; three sisters, Mrs. Effie Howard of Parker, Washington, Mrs. Verna Carsten of Spokane, Missouri and Mrs. Edna Pierce address unknown; 36 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Arrangements are under the direction of Harris Funeral Home of Clever, Missouri. {Springfield (Mo) News Leader August 23, 1953}

 

Winslow, Benny Lee 20 Aug 1934 - 1 Mar 1994 SN-L

[Note: Daughter of Oscar & Inabelle (Dye) Winslow; married 25 May 1957 Lulu Belle Grider]

Benny Lee Winslow, 59, Highlandville, died Tuesday, March 01, 1994 in his home. He was born Aug. 20 1934 in Highlandville, where he continued to live throughout his life. On May 25, 1957, he was married to Lulu Belle Grider. Mr. Winslow had worked for General Electric for 16 years. He was a member of First Central Baptist Church, where he served as deacon and song leader. Preceding him in death were his father, Oscar Winslow, a sister Fern Stutesmun and an infant brother, Jackie. Survivors include his wife, Lula Belle; four children and their spouses, Rick and Sylvia Winslow, Ozark; Vicky and Jerry Butler, Chadwick; Mark and Bobbie Winslow and Kevin and Carol Winslow, all of Ozark; six grandchildren, Dusty, Kim and Amber Butler; and Shelby, Ashlee and Sean Winslow;  his mother Ina Biers,  Highlandville; two brothers, Clyde and Danny Winslow, both of Highlandville; three sisters, Betty Stutesman, Highlandville, Faye Johnson, Ozark, and Patsy Keen, Anaheim, Calif. other relatives and friends. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Revs Clifford Day and John Butts officiating. Burial will be in Martin-Davis Cemetery. Springfield News-Leader. Contributed by Clara Jaramillo.

 

Winslow, Bobbie Lynn (Weeks) 16 Jan 1956 - 8 Aug 2009 SN-L 10 Aug 2009 & CCH-N 12 Aug 2009

[Note: Daughter of Robert & Janet ( ) Weeks, married 24 Sep 1988 Mark Winslow]

Bobbie Lynn Winslow, age 44, of Ozark, passed away Saturday, August 8, 2009, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born January 16, 1965 in Shreveport, Louisiana. She graduated from high school in Aberdeen, Maryland. Bobbie was united in Marriage to Mark Winslow September 24, 1988 at Green Mound Baptist Church. Bobbie gave her life to the Lord and was baptized as a young girl. Bobbie was a loving wife and mother. She enjoyed landscaping and was most recently employed by Myron Royce Farms. She had also been a Nurse Aide at Cox and Ozark Nursing and Care. Survivors include: her husband, Mark; a daughter, Shelby Noel Winslow, of the home; her parents, Robert and Janet Weeks, Rogersville; a sister, Becky Shanks and husband Jimmy, Ozark; her mother-in-law, Lula Winslow, Highlandville; aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews; and many friends. A graveside funeral will be 10:00 AM Wednesday in Martin Cemetery, south of Highlandville, with Rev. Clifford Day officiating. Visitation will be from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Tuesday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Winslow, Charles Clarence 28 Nov 1878 - 23 Dec 1928 CCR 5 Jan 1928 p1

[Note: Son of  Albert A. & Mary Francis (Cooley) Winslow; calls Fairview cemetery “Walker“]

Charley Winslow died at the home of his brother, Harvey Winslow, south of Sparta, December 29th, age 50 years, a month and 1 day. Funeral services were held December 30th at Walker cemetery under direction of Sparta Undertaking Co, assisted by T. B. Chaffin of Ozark.

 


Wilson, Mary Lee (Crumpley) 14 Sept 1941 - 3 Apr 2010 CCH-N 7 Apr 2010

[Note: Daughter of John Wesley & Carmine Celia (Pearce) Crumpley; married 30 Jun 1961 Ray Wilson]

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Lee Crumpley Wilson of Marionville were at 2 p.m. April 3, 2010, in the Pierson Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Bradfield with Rev. Duncan Clyne officiating. Interment followed in the Charity Cemetery at Bradfield, under the direction of Williams Funeral Home of Marionville. Mary Lee was born on Sept. 14, 1941, in Marionville, to John Wesley and Carmine Celia Pearce Crumpley. She passed away on March 31, 2010, at 6 p.m. in her home surrounded by her loved ones. Mary Lee graduated with the class of 1959 from Marionville High School. She was united in marriage to Ray Wilson on June 30 1961, and to this union two daughters were born. She was a member of the Pierson Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and served as an elder for many years.  She was also a teacher’s aid and bus driver for the Greene Valley State School and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Carmine Crumpley. Her survivors include her husband, Ray of the home; two daughters and her son-in-law, Marla and Ron Shuler of Clever, Melissa Bowman of Diamond; her four grandchildren, Coy Burton, Eryn Burton, Trey Bowman and Nathan Shuler; her siblings, Mearleen Barnett of Clever, Bill and Joyce Crumpley of Willard, and Janice and Herb Bluebaum of Billings; her mother-in-law, Jency Wilson of Republic; her brother-in-law; Leeroy and Barbara Wilson of Clever; also several nephews and nieces and many good friends.

 

Wilson, Mary Maxine (Hammons) McGinnis 17 Jul 1930 - 18 Mar 2006 SN-L 21 Mar 2006

[Note: Daughter of Enoch & Edna (Swiver) Hammons; married 3 Feb 1949 Henry Thomas “Bodie” McGinnis 16 Sep 1926 - 31 May 2001; married 16 Aug 1953 Wilbur Earl Wilson 9 Dec 1920 - 20 May 2006]

Mary Maxine Wilson, 75, Ozark, Mo., passed away Saturday, March 18, 2006, in her home. She was born July 17, 1930, in Omaha, Nebraska, the daughter of Enoch and Edna (Swiver) Hammons. On August 16, 1953, she was united in marriage to Wilbur Earl Wilson at Harrison, Arkansas. Maxine was a retired antique business owner who enjoyed refinishing and restoring old furniture and antiques. She also owned an outstanding collection of Fenton glassware, which she collected for over 40 years. Maxine's other interests included ancestry research on family genealogy, flower gardening, growing large vegetable gardens, traveling and cooking. Known for her compassion, generosity and dedication to her husband, family and friends is the legacy that will long survive her within the many hearts she touched. Preceding Maxine in death were her parents, and two sons, Jim and Danny Wilson. Maxine is survived by her husband, Wilbur Wilson; one daughter, Janis Sue Crable and husband, Leonard, of Battlefield, Mo.; three granddaughters, Jaime Flagg, Stephanie Kragskow and Tillie Woods; one grandson, George Crable; two adopted granddaughters, Jennifer Wilson and Robyn Graves; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Thomas Hammons and one half-brother, Harold Howard; other caring relatives and several good friends and neighbors. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2006, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, Mo., with Rev. Jerry Applegate officiating. Burial will follow in Selmore Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight, in the funeral home.

 

Wilson, Michael Wayne 2 Mar 1959 - 5 Apr 2002  SN-L 7 Apr 2002

[Note: Son of Johnny & Lela (  ) Wilson; married 12 Aug 1989 Patti Nichols]

Michael Wayne Wilson, 43, Nixa, departed this life Friday, April 5, 2002 in Cox Medical Center North, Springfield, surrounded by a multitude of family, friends, and prayer. He was born March 2, 1959 in West Plains, Mo. On August 12, 1989 he and Patti Nichols were married. From this union, a daughter, Taylor Marie was born. Michael was employed by Springfield Aluminum Company. He attended Sunshine Church of Christ. Michael was a loving father, son, brother, and friend who will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Survivors include: his parents, Lela and Ronald Mawhiney, Nixa, and Johnny and Carol Wilson, Pottersville, Mo.; a daughter, Taylor Marie Wilson and her mother Patti Wilson, Springfield; a brother, Randy Wilson and his wife Katy, Highlandville; two half-sisters, Tammy Moore and her husband Chris, Nixa, and Crystal Wilson, Pottersville; a half-brother, Brian Wilson and his wife Anesha, Pottersville; two step-brothers, Jeff Mawhiney and his wife Julie, Ozark, Mike Mawhiney and his wife Linda, Nixa; three stepsisters, Devonna Wickizer and her husband Jay, Branson, Vera Collins, Pottersville, and Liz Underwood, Ark.; a step-grandmother, Bertha Mawhiney, Preston; nieces and nephews, Lance Latisha, Matthew, Jansyn, Austin, Connor, Will, Wyatt, Heather, Brandy, Daniel, Ashley, Kayla, John Everett, Drake, and Kenny; and a great-niece, Shelby. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Rev. Don Blansit officiating. Burial will follow in McConnell-Bledsoe Cemetery, Nixa. Springfield News-Leader, April 7, 2002.

 

Wilson, Minnie Belle (Fugitt) 1886 - Jan 1977  SN-L 4 Jan 1977

Services for Mrs. Belle M. Wilson, 90, a lifelong resident of Stone and Christian counties, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Union Ridge Baptist Church in Stone County with the Revs. Jimmy Carter and Tommy Bilyeu officiating. Burial will be in the Union Ridge Cemetery under the direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Nixa. Mrs. Wilson died at 9;40 A.M. Monday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield. Mrs. Wilson was a member of the Union Ridge Baptist Church. Surviving are two sons, Virgil and Leo both of Nixa; two daughters, Mrs. Goldia Willoughby, Clever, with whom Mrs. Wilson made her home for the past several years and Dovie Seals, Nixa; and 12 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. {Springfield {Mo} News Leader January 4, 1977} Contributed by Jamie Hubbert.

 

Wilson, Myrtle (Wright) 30 Mar 1894 - 30 Dec 1985 OH 9 Jan 1986 p3

[Note: married Cord Wilson 1890 - 6 Sep 1969]

Services for Myrtle Wilson, 91, Fordland, were held Jan., 2 in Mount Gillian Baptist Church, south of Fordland, with the Revs. Gary Burr and Dale Roller officiating. Burial was in Easter Cemetery under the direction of Marsh Funeral Home. Mrs. Wilson died Dec. 30 in the home of a daughter in Fordland following a long illness. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mount Gillian Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons, Albert, Ozark, Eugene “Pete”. Yates City, Ill., and Odell, Rogersville; two daughters, Lovetta Williams and Modenia Wilson, both of Fordland; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren and one step-great-great-grandchild.

 

Wilson, Myrtle H. (Turner) 12 May 1888 - 24 Aug 1977 OH 1 Sep 1977 p16

[Note: married Leslie Glen Wilson 23 Jul 1882 - 31 Oct 1947]

SPOKANE - Services for Mrs Myrtle H. Wilson, 90, Spokane, were at 2 p.m. Friday in Harris Chapel in Ozark with the Rev. Tommy Bilyeu officiating. Burial was in Spokane Cemetery. Mrs. Wilson, a longtime resident of Spokane. died at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Park Central Hospital in Springfield after a long illness. She was a native of Ava. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Ruth Stewart, Spokane, Mrs. Stella Yager, Bartlesville, Okla., Mrs. Merle Amos, Aurora, and Mrs. Hazel Holt, Reeds Spring; two brothers, Walter Turner, of the state of Oklahoma and Clifford Turner, Ava; four sisters, Mrs. Mattie Duke and Mrs. Elsie Wasson, both of Bartlesville, Mrs. Ruth VanMeter, Dewey, Okla. and Mrs. Maude Smith, Rogersville; nine grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren

 

Wilson, Nadine (Andrus) 9 Jul 1923 - 22 Dec 1990  NN-E 3 Jan 1991

[Note: Daughter of Jess & Cora (Blades) Andrus; married 31 Dec 1941 Leo Wilson]

Nadine Wilson, 67, Nixa, died at 2:45 Saturday, Dec. 22, 1990, in her home, following a long illness. Nadine Andrus was born July 9, 1923, to Jess and Cora Blades Andrus in Stone County. She married Leo Wilson Dec. 31, 1941. She owned and operated Kut and Kurl beauty shop in Nixa for 25 years, and was a member of Riverdale Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Leo; a daughter, Linda Cook, Clever; three brothers, John Andrus, Clever, J.D. Andrus, Rockford, Ill., and Kenneth Andrus, Chilhowee; two sisters, Imogene Wilson, Crane, and Joan Logan, Hurley; four grandchildren, Michelle Cook and Michael Cook. both of Clever, Eric Wilson, Springfield, and Yvette Wilson: two great-grandchildren, Javen and Caeli Mitchell, Clever. Services were Wednesday, Dec. 26, in Riverdale Baptist Church with the Revs. Tommy Bilyeu and Jamie Bilyeu officiating. Burial was in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens, Springfield, under direction of Ayre-Goodwin-Lee Funeral Home at Rivermonte, Springfield. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Missouri.

 

Wilson, Nicholas “Nick” Lee 28 Jan. 1981 – 9 June 1995  CCH-N 14 June 1995

[Note: Son of Frank Lee & Glenna (Chastain) Wilson]

Nicholas “Nick” Lee Wilson, 14, Nixa, died at 12:15 a.m., June 9, 1995, in his home following a long illness. He was born at 12:15 a.m. Jan. 28, 1981, in Springfield, the son of Glenna Chastain Barnett and Frank Lee Wilson. He was a member of the Nixa Junior High Honor Society and the Missouri Junior Honor Society. He enjoyed all sports, but his first love was basketball. He was an avid fan or the Arkansas Razorbacks and Atlanta Braves. In April of 1994 he was baptized and became a member of Nixa Church of the Nazarene. His faith, courage, strength and positive attitude touched the lives of many people in many ways.  Nick is survived by his parents, Glenna and Bill Barnett, Nixa, and Frank and Judy Wilson, Springfield; a sister and her husband, Tina and Eldon Hussard, Billings; a brother and his wife, Terry and Lisa Wilson, Springfield; two step-sisters and their spouses, Belinda and Chuck Mercer, Springfield, and Barbie and Mark Stillings, Olathe, Kan.; two step-brothers and their spouses, Donald and Tracy Shelton and LaVon and Belinda Shelton, state of Texas; maternal grandparents, Bill and Wilma Chastain, Clever, paternal grandparents Bob and Dorothy Wilson, Ozark; step-grandparents Louise and Bentley Trogden, Springfield and Dorothy Cagle, El Reno, Okla.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends. Services were Monday, June 12, at Nixa Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Gary Swearengin officiating. Burial was in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens. Visitation was Sunday in Harris, a Cassity Heritage Funeral Home, Nixa.

 

Wilson, Oliver L. 13 Jun 1898 - 14 Oct 1981 OH 22 Oct 1981 p8

[Note: Son of J. Thomas & Gussie E. (Wuth) Wilson; married ? Howard]

Services for Oliver Wilson, 83, Ozark, were held in Adams Chapel Oct. 16 with the Rev. Bennie Yount officiating. Burial was in Ozark Cemetery. Mr. Wilson died Oct. 14 in Primrose Place Health Care Center after a long illness. He was a World War I veteran and a graduate of Dewey, Okla. Airplane College. He had accumulated several hours in the air as a pilot and was a certified motor man. Mr. Wilson was a 55-year member and past master of Friend Lodge No. 352 of Ozark. He also previously worked as a plumber. He is survived by several step-cousins.

Wilson, Pamela Sue (Helm)  10 May 1954 - 8 May 2011 CCH-N 18 May 2011
[Note: Daughter of Donald & Shirley (   ) Helm; married 12 Aug 1976 Clarence Wilson]
Pamela Sue Wilson, 56, Springfield, died Sunday, May 8, 2011, in Cox South Hospital, Springfield, surrounded by her family and friends. She was born in Springfield, to Donald and Shirley Helm on May 10, 1954. She married Clarence Wilson on Aug. 12, 1976, and to this union, daughter Tina was born. Pamela enjoyed camping, fishing and being an “Avon Lady” for 30 years. She loved her animals, they were her “babies.” Her parents, grandparents and father-in-law, Victor Wilson, preceded Pamela in death. She is survived by: husband Clarence; a daughter and her husband, Tina and Don Mitchell; a sister, Becky Helm and husband Frank Johnson; mother-in-law, Dorcia Wilson; sister-in-law and husband, Mary and James Jones; brother-in-law and wife, Ralph and Jan Wilson; two nephews; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and very special friends, Lois and Junior Jones. Pamela is also survived by family she had adopted by heart, Shawn Winchel; Shawana Green and husband Billy, and family; Sally Groesbeck and husband Gary, and family; and Roy Aquila and wife Edith, and family. Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2011, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, in the funeral home, with Pastor George Pettey officiating. Burial followed in Clear Creek Cemetery, Springfield. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.

Wilson, Paul E. 3 Jan. 1920 - 30 May 1995  CCH-N 7 June 1995

[Note: Son of Parm “Dick” & Ida (Clevenger) Wilson; married 23 Dec 1941 Ruth A. Foote]

Paul E. Wilson, 75, Knoxville, Ill., died Tuesday, May 30, 1995, at the Cottage Hospital in Galesburg, Ill., of natural causes. He was born Jan. 3, 1920, in Zenra, the son of Parm (Dick) and Ida Clevenger Wilson. On Dec. 23, 1941, he was married to Ruth A. Foote, in Kahoka. He lived in East Galesburg, Ill., where he worked as a carpenter and at the former Rowe Manufacturing Co. He also worked as a custodian at the Knoxville School District #202 and was a member of the West Finley Baptist Church in Zenra. He was preceded in death by one sister, Eula Hill. Survivors include his wife, Ruth, of Knoxville; a son, Steven Wilson, Ozark; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services were Friday at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home, Knoxville. Burial followed in the Knoxville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Knoxville Fire Department.

 

Wilson, Pauline (Burton) Sellars 2 Nov 1926 - 23 Aug 2006 SN-L 25 Aug 2006

[Note: Daughter of Bailey & Ethel (Blankenship) Burton; married Burl Sellers ? -  22 Feb 1990; married 31 Jan 1993 John Wilson]

Pauline Sellers Wilson was born Nov. 2, 1926, in Douglas County, Mo., the daughter of Bailey and Ethel (Blankenship) Burton and departed this life Aug. 23, 2006, at the age of 79 years, 9 months, and 21 days. Pauline was a life long resident of the Ava area. Pauline earned a college degree with a teaching certificate and was employed and retired from the Division of Family Services in Douglas County after 35 years of service. Pauline loved working on the farm, gardening and fishing. Her delight was being with her family and especially her grandchildren. Pauline and Burl Sellers were united in marriage in Mt. Home, Ark., and to this union two sons were born. On Feb. 22, 1990, Mr. Sellers preceded her in death. On Jan. 31, 1993, Pauline and John Wilson were united in marriage in Douglas County, Missouri, at the Frye Church where Pauline was a member. Pauline was also preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Bill Burton; and a sister, Bertha Haskins. She is survived by her husband, John, of the home, Ava, Mo.; two sons, Steven Sellers, Ava, Mo.; Gregory and TeNeil Sellers, Ozark, Mo.; four grandchildren, Brandon, Stephanie, Bryan, Katrina and soon to be Broderick; two sisters, Dessie Buchanan, and Bernice Steele, both of Ava, Mo.; and a host of other relatives and friends. Services are 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, 2006, in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, Mo., with the Rev. Oren Alcorn officiating. Interment will follow in the Ava Cemetery. Visitation is 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Road Runners Car Club to benefit Toys 4 Kids in Douglas County.

 

Wilson, Pauline (Woodruff) 11 Nov 1938 - 28 Dec 2005 SN-L 30 Dec 2005

[Note: Daughter of Edgar E. & Opal M. (Townlain) Woodruff; married Lewis Wilson]

Pauline Wilson, 67, Rogersville, passed away at 7:51 a.m. Wednesday, December 28, 2005, in Ozark Riverview Manor, Ozark. She was born November 11, 1938, in Seymour, Missouri, the daughter of the late Edgar E. and Opal M. (Townlain) Woodruff. Pauline was a member of First Baptist Church of Rogersville. She was a motor technician with General Electric for 25 years before her retirement. She was also a member of the Eastern Star and enjoyed bowling, dancing, oil painting and flower arranging. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed by her family. She is survived by three sons, Jimmy Wilson and wife, Maria, Branson; Randy Wilson and wife, Josephine, San Bernardino, Calif.; Ronnie Wilson and wife, Cynthia, Willard; her husband of 25 years, Lewis Wilson, Rogersville; four sisters, Judy Smith and Lois Creson, both of Rogersville; Bertha Oxenreider, Pleasant Hope; Wanda Craig, Springfield; two brothers, Alfred Woodruff, Strafford; Lawrence Woodruff, Springfield; six grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Gene Woodruff, a half-brother, Martin Parmentor, and an infant sister, Charlene. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 31, 2005, in J.D. Lee and Sons Funeral Home, located at the corner of Highway 60 and Farm Road 223, west of Rogersville. Burial will follow in Palmetto Cemetery, Rogersville. Visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Online condolences may also be made at www.jdleeandsons.com.

 

Wilson, Ralph Clayton 9 Jan 1916 - 26 Feb 1988 OH 3 Mar 1988

[Note: Son of Gustin Rendell “Gus” & Lela Ethel (Potter) Wilson; married Wilma Jean Melton 25 Sep 1918 - 11 Mar 2008]

Ralph Clayton Wilson, 72, of Rockingham, North Carolina, died at 2 a.m. Feb. 26 at the Duke University Hospital, Durham, N.C. Services for Mr. Wilson were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Billy Wolfe officiating. A eulogy was delivered by Mr. Wilson's son, Jerry. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. Mr. Wilson was born near Ozark Jan. 9, 1916, to the marriage of Gus and Ethel (Potter) Wilson. A veteran of the United States Navy, serving during World War II, Mr. Wilson also operated Wilson's Shoe Store in Ozark for several years. He is survived by his wife, Wilma, of the home; one son, Jerry, of San Diego, California; one daughter, Dora Sue Ricketts, of Charlotte, North Carolina; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Dottie Melton, of Mount Vernon; one brother, Clifford Wilson, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; arid several nieces and nephews.

Wilson, Ralph Daniel 1912 - 15 Sep 1934 CCR 20 Sep 1934 p8

[Note: Son of Elick. & Nellie (Eutsler) Wilson]

Funeral services for Ralph Daniel Wilson, age 22, son of A. Wilson and Nellie Wilson, who died on Sept. 15, 1934, were held at 2 p.m. at the Anderson cemetery conducted by Rev. Riddle with burial at the place under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever. He is survived by his father and mother, four brothers and four sisters.

Wilson, Randolph  Woodrow “Grandpa” 1 Mar 1917 - 7 Feb 2004 SN-L 10 Feb 2004

[Note: Son of Caleb J. & Nettie E. (   ) Wilson; married 1943 Virginia Carter]

Randolph "Grandpa" Woodrow Wilson, 86, Springfield, passed away at 8:50 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, in St. John's Regional Health Center. He was born March 1, 1917, in Pochahontas, Ark., to Caleb J. and Nettie E. Wilson. Randolph was the owner of a small grocery store in Fair Grove in 1940. Randolph wed Virginia Carter, of Springfield, in San Diego, Calif., in 1943. Upon returning to Springfield, he was employed by Rogers and Baldwin Hardware and was later employed by Lily Tulip as a machine mechanic for 29 years, until his retirement in 1981. Randolph was active in earlier years as a Cub Master in Boy Scouts and Sunday School. He had served in later years as a deacon for First Assembly of God, Strafford, where he was a member. His pastimes included hunting, bird watching, genealogy, various collections, and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Wilson; daughter Judy and her husband Roy Gold, Highlandville; son Randy and his wife Connie, Springfield; four grandchildren, Duncan Gold, Deidre Parish, Eric Wilson, and James Wilson; one great grandchild, Onnika Parish; niece Becky Palmer and her husband Jeff, Marietta, Ga.; brother-in-law Ernest Carter and his wife Clara, Springfield, Mo.; sister-in-law Maxine Carter, Pittsburg; brother Lamar Wilson, Simi Valley, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, and one brother. Visitation is 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Greenlawn Funeral Home North, 3506 N. National Blvd, Springfield. Chapel services are 10 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home, with interment in White Chapel Memorial Gardens.

Wilson, Ricky Allen 16 Apr 1954 - 3 Dec 2008 SN-L 7 Dec 2008

[Note: Son of Loren John & Vivian Irene (Schalf) Wilson; married 29 Apr 1975 Teresa L. Fletcher]

Ricky Allen Wilson, 54, Billings, passed away Wednesday morning, December 3, 2008, in his home, with family at his side. He was born April 16, 1954, in Springfield, Missouri, the son of Loren John and Vivian Irene (Schalf) Wilson. Rick was in the U.S. Navy, and retired from the U.S. Navy Reserves after 22 years of service to his country. He was united in marriage to Teresa L. Fletcher on April 29, 1975, and to this union were blessed with two daughters, Karen and Toni. Rick was a member of the First Baptist Church of Billings, the VFW #69, FRA #316, and a past member of the Sea Cadets in Springfield, and Teamsters #955. He had been an over the road trucker for 20 years, and a Republic Police Officer for six years. His parents; a brother, Bob Wilson; and an infant sister, Rose, preceded Rick in death. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Teresa of the home; two daughters, Karen Rohlman and husband, Brian, Republic, and Toni Maulorico, Nixa; four grandchildren; a brother, Randy Wilson, Billings; three sisters, Ann Marquart and Sandy Mathis, both of Republic, and Mary Beth Johnson, Springfield; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, December 8, 2008, in First Baptist Church, Billings, with Pastor Jay Morris officiating, under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Billings. Burial, with military honors, will follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Springfield. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, in the funeral home. Contributions may be made to his Grandchildren's College Fund, at the Bank of Billings. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.

Wilson, Robert R. 10 Aug 1920 - 23 May 2004 SN-L 25 May 2004

[Note: married Alma R.]

Robert R. Wilson of Billings, Mo., was born Aug. 10, 1920, and passed away May 23, 2004, at Christian Health Care Center in Republic. He was the beloved husband of Alma R. Wilson; father of daughter and son-in-law Pamela and Robert Plough, and a son, Alan Alldridge; grandfather of James and Angie Chilcher, and Rocco and Kimberly Gallo; and great-grandfather of Paige and Conner Gallo. He will be missed. Cremation is under the direction of Greenlawn South with burial at a later date. No services are planned. Springfield News-Leader, May 25, 2004.

 

Wilson, Robert James Dakota 1971 - Aug 2009 SN-L 22 Aug 2009

Robert James Dakota Wilson. A memorial service for Robert James Dakota Wilson, age 38, will be held on Sunday, August 30. The service will begin at 3 p.m., in Stonebridge Church, located at 2129 N. Bristol Ln., in Nixa, Mo. All family members and friends are invited to attend.

Wilson, Rodney Wayne 30 Aug 1968 - 26 Aug 2002 SN-L 29 Aug 2002

[Note: Son of Benny & Sharlot (DeMaranville) Wilson; married 30 Mar 1996 Cheryl Sheridan]

Rodney Wayne Wilson, Clever, MO, was born to Benny and Sharlot (DeMaranville) Wilson on August 30, 1968 in Springfield, MO. Rodney went to be with the Lord on August 26, 2002. Rodney was married to Cheryl Sheridan of Crane, MO on March 30, 1996. Rodney and Cheryl have two children, Tenaya Raquel Wilson, age 12, and Rodney Wayne Wilson, Jr., age 10. The loved ones Rodney left behind include his wife and two children; parents Benny and Sharlot Wilson of Crane, MO; brothers Ben Wilson, Jr. and family, and Randall Wilson and family, all of Crane, MO, and Michael Wilson and family of Republic, MO; and sisters Shana Baker and family of Nixa, MO, and Rachel Parsons and family of Crane, MO. Also left behind are a host of other family and friends. Rodney was preceded in death by one brother, William Phillip Wilson, and one nephew, Michael Spain Wilson, Jr. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today in Hurley Church of God, Hurley, MO with Rev. Earl Grigory officiating. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Clever, MO under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane, MO. Springfield News-Leader, Aug 29 2002.

 

Wilson, Ronald Joe 21 Oct 1953 - 13 Sept 2002

[Note: Son of Roy & Betty Jo (  ) Wilson; married Theresa]

Ronald Joe Wilson, age 48 of Galena, passed away Friday, September 13, 2002 in his home. He was born October 21, 1953 in Humansville, Missouri, the son of Roy and Betty Jo Wilson. His parents preceded him in death. He was a self-employed roofer. Mr. Wilson was a member of Riverdale Baptist Church. He was also an active member of CMSA, Missouri Outlaws. Survivors include his wife, Theresa; seven children, Des tiny and Brittany Wilson, both of the home, Melissa Wilson and Ronnie Wilson, both of Washington state, Charles Wilson and his wife, Sonya of Ponce de Leon, Timothy Wilson and his wife, Amy of Highlandville, and William Wilson of Branson; five grandchildren, Whitney, Kaitlyn and Harley Wilson, and Jennifer and Joey Lenz; two brothers, Donnie Wilson of Clever, and David Wilson of Rockaway Beach; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, September 16 in Riverdale Baptist Church, south of Nixa, with Pastor Tommy Bilyeu officiating. Burial will follow in Glenn Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today in the funeral home.  Springfield News-Leader, September 15, 2002.

 

Wilson, Rosa Mae (Eutsler) 26 Apr 1879 - 27 May 1931 CCR 4 Jun 1931 p1

[Note: Daughter of Adam & Lucinda Elizabeth (Large) Eutsler; married 13 Mar 1903 Henry B. Wilson 1878 - 1941]

Rose Mae Eutsler was born in Kansas, April 26, 1879, and departed this life at her home two miles southwest of Clever May 27, 1931, at the age of 52 years, 1 month and 1 day. She was married to Henry B. Wilson, March 13, 1903. Two years later they adopted a daughter, Mabel. She also had the care of two nieces, Paulina Mitchell and Viva Daugherty. She was converted at an early age and at the time of her death was a member of the Brown Springs Baptist church. She is survived by the husband, the adopted daughter, Mrs. Mabel Ebersold, one sister, Nellie Wilson, of Galena; three brothers, Randolph Eutsler of Crane; Charley Eutsler of Webb City and Dan Harding, also of Webb City, besides other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were held Friday, May 29, at one pm, at the Brown Springs Baptist church with Rev. Robert Baker of Springfield officiating. Burial was made in the Marionville cemetery under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Wilson, Roy Clifford 24 Oct 1917 - 27 Apr 2005 SN-L 30 Apr 2005

[Note: Son of Arthur Alonzo & Stella Delarm (Allen) Wilson; married 20 Dec 1941 Dorothy Marie Peters who died 1959; married 24 Jul 1961 Norma Jean Tribble]

Roy Clifford Wilson, son of Arthur Alonzo and Stella Delarm Allen Wilson, was born October 24, 1917, near Conway, in Laclede County, Mo. He departed this life Wednesday, April 27, 2005, in St. John's Regional Health Center, in Springfield, following a short, but courageous battle with pulmonary lung disease, at the age of 87 years, 6 months, and 3 days. On December 20, 1941, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Marie Peters, and in 1956, a son, Danny, became a joyful addition to their family. Dorothy passed away in 1959. On July 24, 1961, he married Norma Jean Tribble, and to this union two daughters were born. He also was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Leonard, Frank, and Charles Wilson; and a sister, Venus Howerton. Roy is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Norma, of the home; a son, Danny Wilson, and his wife, Christi, Phillipsburg; two daughters, Regina Henson, Springfield, and Renita Randall, and her husband, Steve, Ozark; five grandchildren, Brandon, Lauren, and Jeremy Wilson, all of Phillipsburg, and Shelby and Samuel Randall, of Ozark; two sisters, Nellie Tucker, Lebanon, and Maudie Howerton, and her husband, James, Phillipsburg; several nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends. He was born and raised in the Conway area and attended Twilight School and Conway High School. He then served his country faithfully in the U.S. Army's 34th Infantry, during World War II. He was initially stationed at Camp Claiborne, LA, and was then shipped to Fort Dix, N.J. upon the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Roy also served his country at various overseas duty stations. After he was honorably discharged from the Army, he returned to Missouri, and made his home in the Phillipsburg area. Besides being a respected farmer, he was also a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He and Norma had made their home in Nixa, for the last few years. Roy had made his profession of faith in Christ and was a loyal and faithful member of the Phillipsburg Christian Church. He also belonged to the V.F.W. Post in Ozark. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, going to garage sales, visiting, good food, and having his family around him. He was a staunch Republican and always supported their platform. He and Norma greatly enjoyed spending time with family and friends around a campfire at their Table Rock Lakeside property. Roy was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle, and was a caring neighbor and friend. We celebrate his life and his accomplishments, and will treasure the memories he created for his family and friends. Roy's family wishes to convey many thanks to three special grandchildren, Brandon, Jeremy and Lauren for their dedication to Roy, and especially to Lauren for her loving care of Roy in his final days. They also send a special thanks to all the staff of St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield for taking such wonderful care of Roy. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 2005, in the Phillipsburg Christian Church with Roger Tribble, Rick Howerton, and Jack Ward officiating, under the direction of Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Lebanon. Burial will be in the Lonesome Hill Cemetery with full military honors by V.F.W. Post #4107. Visitation is 7 to 8:30 p.m. today in the funeral home. Memorial donations are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice and may be made through Holman-Howe Funeral Home, P. O. Box 28, Lebanon, MO 65536.

 

Wilson, Rufus Franklin "Doc" 12 Apr 1909 - 2 Jun 1991  NN-E 6 Jun 1991

[Note: Son of  Joseph Oscar & Minnie Mae (Seniff) Wilson; married 1950 Alma (Mae (Sawyer) Murray]

Rufus F. "Doc" Wilson, D.O., 82, Nixa, died suddenly Sunday night, June 2, 1991, at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, of an apparent heart attack. Rufus Franklin Wilson was born April 12, 1909, in Wapella, Ill. He was a 1943 graduate of Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He practiced medicine for 46 years, first at Fair Play, then Eminence, before moving to Nixa in 1958. He retired in 1989. He was a charter member of the first "Flying Doctors" organized in Missouri. The group helped popularize the importance of air transportation in the medical field. He served as president of the Ozark District Osteopathic Association in the 1940s. He served as coroner of Shannon County from 1951 to 1958. He was an active member of the Nixa Christian Church for 31 years, where he had served as deacon and trustee. He belonged to Friend Lodge No. 352 in Ozark, Scottish Rite Valley of Joplin, York Rite, Bolivar, Abou Adhem Temple, Springfield, and Eastern Star, Ozark Chapter No. 98. He was a member and past rajah of the Christian County Shrine Club. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Alma; his son, Joe, and his wife, Kim, Spokane; his daughter, Louise McPeek, Kansas City; his stepson, Gary Murray, and his wife, Macanna, Nixa; his stepdaughter, Dr. Evelyn Ruth Sconce, Dallas, Texas; his brother, Warren W. Wilson, D.O., Sparta; eight grandchildren, Tommy Wilson, Lebanon; Meghaan, Joseph and Preslee Wilson, Spokane; Jeff Sconce, Madison, Wisc.; and Scott, Jason and Mindy Murray, Nixa; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services were Wednesday afternoon in Nixa Christian Church, with the Rev. William Malotte officiating. The body has been cremated under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home South. Memorial contributions may be made to Nixa Christian Church.

 

Wilson, Sidney Albert “Bert” 6 Mar 1886 - 23 Feb 1949 CCR 2 Mar 1949

[Note: Son of  John & Julia (Mason) Wilson; married  Dora Melton 24 Nov 1883 - 14 Dec 1938]

Funeral services for S. A. “Bert” Wilson, 62, who died Wednesday afternoon, February 23, at his home near Selmore, were held Friday afternoon at the Selmore Baptist church, of which he was a member, with Rev. Lynn Swadley officiating. Burial was in the Selmore cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. In 1904 he was united in marriage to Miss Dora Melton and to this union were born six children. Mrs. Wilson and three children preceded him in death. He was a long time farmer and resident of the Ozark community. Survivors include one son, Wilbur of the home and two daughters, Mrs. Stanley Pruitt also of the home and Mrs. Frank White, Rt. 1, Ozark; one sister, Mrs. F. L. Moore of Bastrop, TX and one granddaughter.

 

Wilson, Sheri Sue 1962 - 18 Dec 1964

Wilson, Teresa Kay 1958 - 18 Dec 1964

Wilson, Elizabeth Ann 1959 -18 Dec 1964

Wilson, Billy Joe 1937 - 18 Dec 1964

Funeral services for Billy Joe Wilson, 27, and his three daughters, Teresa Kay, 6, Elizabeth Ann, 5, and Sheri Sue, 2, who died Dec. 18 when flames swept through their home in a logging camp at Noti, Oreg., will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Union Ridge Church east of Union City.  The Rev. Heral Merritt and the Rev. Eli Routh will officiate.  Burial will be in Union Ridge Cemetery under direction of Cantrell of Clever.  Mr. Wilson, a former resident of the Hurley community, is survived by his wife, Linda Kay; a son, Billy Joe, Jr.; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Wilson of Noti; 10 brothers and three sisters.  The children also are survived by their maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Keithley, Route 1, Clever, and six great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Chastain, Clever, Mr. and Mrs. Houston Keithley, Clever, Mrs. Bessie Medlin, Route 2, Crane, and Mrs. Nellie Wilson, Springfield.

 

Wilson, Sherri (Sims) 15 Dec 1951 - 21 Aug 2003 CCH-N 3 Sep 2003  &  SN-L 23 Aug 2003

[Note: Daughter of Herbert & Velta (Gaddy) Sims; married 31 May 1969 Randy Wilson]

Sherri Wilson, 51, Billings, died at 5:21 p.m. Aug. 21, 2003, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born Dec. 15, 1951, in Springfield, the daughter of Herbert and Velta (Gaddy) Sims. She was united in marriage to Randy Wilson on May 31, 1969, in Republic. She was a member of the South Campbell Avenue Baptist Church. She was a wonderful homemaker, and a special wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She was preceded in death by her parents.  Survivors include her husband, Randy, of the home; a son and his wife, Bruce and Cathy Wilson, Republic; a daughter and her husband, Amanda and Jeffrey Barrickman, Spokane; four grandchildren, Alex, Makayla, and Wyatt Wilson, and Morgan Barrickman; a brother, Larry Sims and wife Brenda, Billings; three sisters, Joann Batson and husband Danny, Republic, Linda McMillan, Springfield, and Gaylene Brown and husband Kenny, Crane; and nieces and nephews. Services were held at 2 p.m. Aug. 23 at Meadors Funeral Homes, Billings, with the Rev. Oran Cobb officiating. Burial was in Kerr Cemetery, Billings.

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Wilson, Teresa Kay 1958 - 18 Dec 1964

Wilson, Elizabeth Ann 1959 -18 Dec 1964

Wilson, Billy Joe 1937 - 18 Dec 1964

Wilson, Sheri Sue 1962 - 18 Dec 1964

Funeral services for Billy Joe Wilson, 27, and his three daughters, Teresa Kay, 6, Elizabeth Ann, 5, and Sheri Sue, 2, who died Dec. 18 when flames swept through their home in a logging camp at Noti, Oreg., will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Union Ridge Church east of Union City.  The Rev. Heral Merritt and the Rev. Eli Routh will officiate.  Burial will be in Union Ridge Cemetery under direction of Cantrell of Clever.  Mr. Wilson, a former resident of the Hurley community, is survived by his wife, Linda Kay; a son, Billy Joe, Jr.; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Wilson of Noti; 10 brothers and three sisters.  The children also are survived by their maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Keithley, Route 1, Clever, and six great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Chastain, Clever, Mr. and Mrs. Houston Keithley, Clever, Mrs. Bessie Medlin, Route 2, Crane, and Mrs. Nellie Wilson, Springfield.

Wilson, Thomas 28 Jun 1902 - 16 Nov 1979 OH 22 Nov 1979 p5

[Note: Son of John Leander & Nancy J. (Brumley) Wilson]

Thomas B. Wilson, 77, a lifelong resident of eastern Christian County, died last Friday in the Missouri State Chest Hospital in Mount Vernon after a two-year illness. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are two brothers, Virgil and Frederick, both of Sparta and four sisters, Mrs. Willie Hall, Springfield, Mrs. Clesta Holt, Olympia, Wash., Mrs. Viola Bloomer, Kansas City, Kan. and Mrs. Lura Horner, state of Washington. Services were held Monday in Harris Chapel with the Rev. Fred Goodall officiating. Burial was in Mills Cemetery in Douglas County.

AND

Wilson, Thomas 28 Jun 1902 - 16 Nov 1979  OH 29 Nov 1979 pB9

We take this opportunity to thank our friends and neighbors for the cards, food and beautiful flowers during the bereavement.

 

Wilson, Vernia Helen (Fugitt) 30 Apr 1906 - 5 Nov 1940 CCR 14 Nov 1940 p1

[Note: Daughter of J. Henry & Sarah “Sadie” (Wolfe) Fugitt; married Marvin Wilson]

Vernia Helen Wilson was born April 30, 1906 and departed this life November 5, 1940 at the age of 34 years, six months and five days. She was the daughter of J.H. and Sadie Fugitt. She is survived by her husband, Marvin Wilson, and two children, John A. and Jeraline, of the home; her father, J.H. Fugitt and five sisters, Mrs. Lila Willoughby, Mrs. Bertha Gilmore and Mrs. Jimmie Peebles of Clever, Mrs. Carrie Fugitt of Springfield and Mrs. Edna Gideon of Brookline. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Jane, her mother and one sister, Dora Fugitt, and one brother, Virgil Fugitt. Vernia was converted at an early age and united with the Union Ridge Baptist church. She has lived in Stone county all her life and is well known and loved by a host of relatives and friends. Vernia will be greatly missed by the community of Hurley where she has lived for the past five years. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Wednesday in the Union Ridge Baptist church conducted by Rev. Harold Meritt with burial there under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

AND

Wilson, Verna Helen (Fugitt) 1906 - Nov 1940

[Note: Daughter of Henry Fugitt; married Marvin Wilson]

Funeral services for Mrs. Verna Wilson, 34, Hurley, who died yesterday morning in a hospital here following a short illness were this afternoon in the Union Ridge Church, south of Clever. She is survived by her husband, Marvin, garage operator at Hurley; a son, John A.; a daughter, Jereline, both of the home; her father, Henry Fugitt of Clever; five sisters, Mrs. Lila Willoughby, Mrs. Bertha Gilmore and Mrs. Jimmie Peebles all of Clever and Mrs. Edna Gideon and Mrs. Harry Fugitt both of Springfield.( Springfield {Mo} News and Leader November 6, 1940} Contributed by Jamie Hubbert.

Wilson, Vesta A. (Gryder) Hicks 3 Nov 1919 - 10 Dec 2004 SN-L 11 Dec 2004

[Note: Daughter of Oscar and Ida (Medlin) Gryder; married 2 Jun 1940 Darrel Hicks 30 Aug 1920 - 8 Jul 1988; married 23 Jul 1993 Leo Wilson]

Vesta A. Hicks Wilson, 85, Nixa, passed away at 7 a.m. Friday, Dec. 10, 2004, at Christian Health Care, Nixa. She was born Nov. 3, 1919, in Brown Springs, Mo., to Oscar and Ida (Medlin) Gryder. She was united in marriage to Darrel Hicks June 2, 1940. They lived and raised their two sons in the Boaz area. They owned and operated the Boaz General Store for nine years during the 60s. They enjoyed 48 years of marriage before Darrel passed away July 8, 1988. She married Leo Wilson July 23, 1994. Leo was a loving and faithful companion to Vesta throughout her illnesses the last few years. Vesta was formerly employed in the fabric department at Turners Department Store in Springfield and she was a charter member of the Fremont Hills Baptist Church. One of her favorite pastimes was checking out flea markets, garage sales and auctions. Her parents; a brother, Raymond Gryder; and a niece, Cindy Davis, also preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, Leo, of the home; two sons, Rick Hicks, Billings, and Rudy Hicks and wife Susan, Boaz; a stepdaughter, Linda Cook, Billings; four grandchildren, Shannon and Bret Hicks, Tiffany Stevens, and Angela Wilson; four great-grandchildren; four step grandchildren; eight step great-grandchildren; two step great-great-grandchildren ; other relatives; and many friends. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004, at Meadors Funeral Home, Clever, with Rev. Hosea Bilyeu and Rev. Larry Winfree officiating. Burial will follow in Frazier Cemetery, Boaz. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Memo

Wilson, Vickie Lynn (Alcorn) Chappius 5 Oct 1953 - 26 Mar 2011 CCH-N 30 Mar 2011

[Note: Daughter of Harold & Doris (Butler) Alcorn; married ? Chappius; married 19 Oct 1991 Keith Allan Wilson]

Vickie Lynn Wilson, 57, Dover, Tenn., passed away March 26, 2011. She was born Oct. 5, 1953, in Leadwood, the daughter of Harold and Doris (Butler) Alcorn. On Oct. 19, 1991, she was united in marriage to Keith Allen Wilson. Survivors include: Her son, Joseph Michael Chappius; a grandson, Nathan Michael Chappius; and two brothers, Harold Alcorn III and Daniel Alcorn. Vickie was preceded in death by her parents.  A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. March 30 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. immediately before the service in the funeral home.

Wilson, Virgil Lewis 14 Apr 1909 - 26 Dec 1994  CCH-N 4 Jan 1995

[Note: Son of John Leander & Nancy Jane (Brumley) Wilson; married 30 Dec 1933 Bessie Lorraine Hall]

Virgil Lewis Wilson, 85, Sparta, died Monday, Dec. 26, 1994, in St. John's Regional Health Center. He was born April 14, 1909 at Witty, the son of John Leanders and Nancy Jane Brumley Wilson. On Dec. 30, 1933 he was united in marriage to Bessie Lorraine Hall. He was a retired farmer. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son; two brothers; and five sisters. Survivors include his wife, Bessie; a daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Joe Reese, Springfield; a granddaughter, Lora Ann Newman, Round Rock, Texas; a great-grandson, Daniel Chris McAdams, Round Rock, Texas; a brother, Frederick Wilson, Sparta; and three sisters, Viola Bloomer, Kansas City, Kan., Celesta Holt, Tumwater, Wash. and Lura Horner, Marysville, Wash. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Hall Cemetery, Douglas County, with the Rev. Neal J. Harris officiating.

Wilson, Virginia May 29 Apr 1939 - 9 Jan 2005 SN-L 11 Jan 2005

Virginia May Wilson, age 65, of Billings, Mo., passed away at 4:10 p.m. on Sunday, January 9, 2005, in Manor Care, Springfield, Mo. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 12, 2005, in the Butler Funeral Home Chapel of Bolivar. Burial will follow in Slagle Cemetery, south of Bolivar. Visitation is 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.

Wilson, Virgle C. 28 Dec 1909 - 15 Jan 1982

[Note: Son of John& Belle (  ) Wilson; married Ella Mae Young 11 Dec 1912 - 22 Sep 2000]

Services for Virgle C. Wilson, 72, Nixa, were held Jan. 17 in Harris Chapel with the Rev. Joseph M. Fahl officiating.  Burial was in Delaware Cemetery.  Mr. Wilson died Jan. 15 in the Missouri State Chest Hospital, Mount Vernon, after a long illness.  A lifelong Christian and Stone County resident, he was a retired merchant and farmer.  Survivors include his wife, Ella Mae; a daughter, Mrs. Bonnie Sissel, Nixa; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Leo, Nixa; and two sisters, Mrs. Goldia Willoughby, Clever, and Mrs. Dovie Seals, Nixa.

(Contributed by Hazel Messenger)

 

Wilson, Warren W.,  D. O. 9 May 1901 - 2 Dec 1994

[Note: Son of Joseph Oscar & Minnie Mae (Seniff) Wilson; married Annie Chloe Ailor Simpson; married 1936 Bennett Harding Tyler]

SPARTA - Warren W. Wilson, D.O., 93, Sparta, passed away at 9:40 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 1994, in Mount Vernon Veterans' Home. Dr. Wilson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Joseph Oscar and Minnie Mae Seniff Wilson. Following an enlistment in the Marine Corps with service in Cuba, he attended the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and in 1930, graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He was married to Bennett Harding Tyler in 1936 in Henderson, N.C., with whom he had two children, Deborah Mae and John Pittman. He was married to Annie Chloe Ailor Simpson in 1949 and they had one daughter, Jennifer: In 1939, Dr. Wilson opened his office in Sparta where he practiced for over 50 Years before retiring.  Dr. Wilson was initiated in Sparta Masonic Lodge No. 296 on June 2, 1942. He was a Master Mason for 52 years, serving as Worshipful Master in 1945 and 1955. He was a member of Sparta Chapter No. 326, Order of Eastern Star, Scottish

 

Wilson, Wayne M. “Bob” 8 Apr 1918 - 20 Oct 1972 CCR 26 Oct 1976 p2

[Note: Son of ? & Oma (?) Wilson; married Lela]

Funeral services for Wayne M. (Bob) Wilson, 54 for the Hurley Community, were at 3 p.m. Sunday in Harris Chapel at Nixa, with the Rev. Frank Eaton officiating. Burial was in Wright Cemetery. Mr. Wilson died at 5:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at his home after a two year’s illness. Survivors include his wife, Lela; two daughters, Miss Sharlis Ann Wilson, Independence, Mrs.. Donna Eutsler, Hurley; four sons, Jackie Wilson, Springfield, Jerry Wilson of the home, Ronnie Wilson, Ozark, Kenny Wilson, Mt. Vernon; a brother, Carl Wilson, Republic; his mother, Mrs. Oma Wilson, Springfield; and eight grandchildren.

 

Wilson, Henry M. “Don” 21 Dec 1866 - 22 Oct 1952 CCR 30 Oct 1952 p15

[Note: Son of William R. & Martha (  ) Wilson; married 14 Oct 1914 Margaret A. Barnett]

Henry M. “Don” Wilson was born on December 21, 1866 near Ozark, Missouri, the son of William R. and Martha Wilson and passed away at his home in the  Riverdale community on October 22, 1952. Mr. Wilson lived most of his life in Christian County and before his retirement to his farm a few years ago had been in the drug store business in Nixa; served as a guard at the State Penitentiary at Jefferson City for 12 years and worked with a business firm in Springfield for 15 years. On October 14, 1894, he was united in marriage to Margaret A. Barnett and to this union two sons were born. One son, Claude, passed away in infancy. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Margaret Wilson of the home; one son, Emmett Wilson of Springfield; one granddaughter, Mrs. Paul S. Morton of Springfield; one great grandson, Bruce William Morton; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon in the Harris Chapel at Nixa with Rev. Fred Jackman officiating, Burial was made in Greenlawn Cemetery in Springfield.

 

Wilson, Herbert James, “Herb”, Jr. 11 Jun 1959 - 20 Jul 2004 CCH-N 28 July 2004 & SN-L 23 Jul 2004

[Note: Son of Herbert James & Lucille O. (   ) Wilson]

Herbert James "Herb" Wilson, Jr."Herb" Wilson, Jr., 45, was born June 11, 1959 in Springfield. He died July 20, 2004 in Ozark. Herb graduated from Nixa High School in 1977. He was very involved in photography and worked on the school newspaper. He later attended Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg. He loved hunting, bowling, and playing golf. Herb worked in the parts department for several trucking companies, Prime, Kenworth, and Peterbilt in Springfield and Little Rock, Arkansas. Survivors include: His children, Heather Williams and her husband Jerod, Ozark, Benjamin Wilson and Abigail Wilson, Springfield; father Herbert James Wilson, Sr., Ozark; sister Phyllis Cox and her husband Roy, Joplin; nephew Christopher Cox and wife Lindsay; and great niece Kamryn Cox, Joplin. He was preceded in death by his mother Lucille O. Wilson and a niece, Melanie Cox. Private services planned with cremation under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

©Ozarks Newsstand 2004

 

Wilson, Herbert James,  Sr. 30 Mar 1916 - 7 Jun 2005  SN-L 9 Jun 2005

[Note: married Lucille O.]

Herbert J. Wilson, Sr., passed away Tuesday, June 7, in National Health Care of Joplin. He was formerly of Ozark, Mo. He was 89 years old. He was born in Meta, Mo., on March 30, 1916. He joined the U.S. Navy, saw many parts of the world, and survived combat during World War II. He retired after 20 years. He then served as a guard for 20 years with the federal prisons in Leavenworth, Kan., and Springfield, Mo. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, and hunting. He was also a good fix-it man around the home. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille O. Wilson, in 1990; a son, Herbert J. Wilson, in 2004; and a granddaughter, Melanie, in 2004. His daughter, Phyllis and her husband, Roy, survive him. Also surviving are grandchildren, Christopher Cox and his wife, Lindsay, of Joplin, Mo., Heather Williams and her husband, Jared, Benjamin and Abigail Wilson, of Springfield, Mo.; and a great-granddaughter, Kamryn Cox. A graveside service will be held in National Cemetery in Springfield, Mo., on Friday, June 10, 2005.

 

Wilson, Homer Gene 23 Jan 1936 - 6 Sep 2004 SN-L 7 Sep 2004

[Note: Son of Lloyd & Ivon (Medlin) Wilson; married 17 Aug 1957 JoAnn Keithley]

Homer Gene Wilson, 68, Clever, passed away at 12:45 a.m. Monday, September 6, 2004, in a campsite at the Bar-K Ranch, near Chadwick, where he was spending the weekend for a yearly trail ride. He was born January 23, 1936, in Springfield, Mo., to Lloyd and Ivon (Medlin) Wilson. He was united in marriage to JoAnn Keithley August 17, 1957. They have made their home and raised their family in the Clever area. He served in the National Guard for two years and later retired from Kerr-McGee Chemical Company in 1998. He was a member of the Jamesville Baptist Church, where he enjoyed playing his guitar. He also enjoyed driving his wagon in trail rides and gardening. He is survived by his wife, JoAnn; two sons, Gary Wilson, Highlandville, and Allen Wilson, Clever; a daughter, Libby Langley, Hurley; nine grandchildren; nine brothers, George, Benny, Arvey, Kent, Randy, David and Paul, all of Crane, James, Highlandville, and Stanley, Galena; three sisters, Judy Leisure, Highlandville, Jewel Burns, state of California, and Mary Deckard, Crane. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 8, 2004, in Meadors Funeral Home, Clever, with Rev. Ron Hensley officiating. Burial will be in Union Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today, September 7, in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Jamesville Baptist Church.

Wilson, Irma Lucille 8 Feb 1915 - 8 Mar 1926 CCR 12 Mar 1926 p1

[Note: Daughter of  Sidney Albert "Bert" & Dora (Melton) Wilson; Erma on tombstone]

Irma Lucille Wilson, aged 11 years and 28 days, died at the Ozark Sanatarium Monday night about 11 o’clock. The remains were taken to the undertaking rooms of T. B. Chaffin and prepared for burial. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church at Selmore Wednesday afternoon, March 10th, conducted by Rev. J. J. Parten of the Ozark Baptist church with burial in the Selmore cemetery under direction of T. B. Chaffin. The deceased was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Wilson, living west of Selmore and leaves the parents, two sisters and two brothers to mourn her untimely death. The little one was a great sufferer for a number of days after undergoing an operation for appendicitis, before death came to her relief. The family has the deepest sympathy of their friends and acquaintances in this time of bereavement.

 

Wilson, Isadora 1863 - 11 Aug 1942 CCR 27 Aug 1942 p1

[Note: married J. W. Wilson]

Funeral services for Isadora Wilson, 79, who died Aug. 11 in a Springfield hospital, were held Aug. 13, at Oak Ridge church, conducted by Rev. Reg Mapes, with interment in Oak Ridge cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. A resident of Beloit, Kan., in early girlhood she came to Taney county, Mo, with her husband, J.W. Wilson, in 1883. Survivors include the husband and two children.

 

Wilson, Isaac Daniel 7 Jan 1923 - 23 Jan 2009 SN-L 25 Jan 2009 & SN-L 26 Jan 2009

[Note: Son of James & Lulu ( ) Wilson; married 1942 Charlotte Winders]

Issac Daniel Wilson, 86, of Springfield passed away Friday January 23, 2009 in Cox Medical Center South. Isaac was born January 7, 1923 in Santa Fe, Mo, to James and Lulu Wilson. He served his country with the Army 24th Division during World War II in the South Pacific. He married Charlotte Winders in 1942. They both have been lifelong members of the Christian Church and have attended Nixa Christian Church for the past 15 years. Isaac was an auto mechanic and owned Motor Specialty for several years. He was preceded in death by his parents; three infant siblings, two sisters and one brother. Isaac is survived by his wife of 66 years, Charlotte; daughter Regena Jones and her husband Charles of Ash Grove; sister Jane Scrogin of Farmington, Mo.; two grandsons, Matthew and Andrew Jones both of Willard. Services will be held Monday January 26, 2009 in Nixa Christian Church at 11:30 a.m., with the Rev. Chad Mattingly officiating. Burial follow in Missouri Veterans Cemetery under the care of Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Nixa Christian Church 400 Northview Nixa, MO 65714.

 

Wilson, Iva (Farthing) 6 May 1890 - 3 Mar 1952  CCR 6 Mar 1952

[Note: Daughter of John Allison & Emma (Garrison) Farthing; married Rev. J. Arthur Wilson 30 Oct 1883 - 30 Jan 1944]

Mrs. Iva Wilson, 62, a former resident of Springfield and Ozark communities, died at 2:30 p.m. Monday in St. John’s hospital in Tulsa. Funeral services were held at 10 am Thursday in the Ozark Baptist church. The Rev. Oscar Pigg officiating. Burial was in McCracken Cemetery near Ozark under the direction of Chaffin of Ozark. Mrs. Wilson was the widow of the Rev. J. Arthur Wilson. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. George McKinney and Mrs. Henry Cantrell, three sisters, Mrs. Spencer Miller of Rogersville, Mrs. Florence Stewart of Springfield, and Mrs. Ella Roper of Ozark, and two brothers, Dr. R. R. Farthing of Ozark and Will Farthing of Sparta, MO.

 

Wilson, Iva Mae (Fisher) Murphy 22 Apr 1901 - 1 Jan 1973 OH 4 Jan 1973 p8

[Note: Daughter of John Clementine & Kissiah Abbie (Wilhite) Fisher; married Huber Harry Myrphy; married Lee Wilson]

Mrs. Iva Mae Wilson, 71, of 451 South Missouri, Springfield, died at 12:15 p.m. Monday at Springfield Baptist Hospital following a long illness. Mrs. Wilson was a retired practical nurse and a member of the Pythian Avenue Baptist Church. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Betty Carden of Willard and two sisters, Mrs. Lula Stine of Ozark and Mrs. Ann Hall, Springfield. Funeral services were at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of the Ozarks with the Rev. Bill Spindler officiating. Burial was in East Lawn Cemetery.

 

Wilson, Jack R. 10 Sep 1939 - 10 Sep 2008 SN-L 11 Sep 2008 & AdamsFH &  CCH-N 17 Sep 2008

[Note: Son of James R. & Lora ( ) Wilson; married 12 Jan 1957 Lora Jean Evans 28 Sep 1938 - 17 Mar 2002]

Jack R. Wilson, age 69, of Nixa, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2008, after a long battle with heart disease. He was born in Crane, Missouri, September 10, 1939, to James R. and Lora Wilson. He married Lora Jean Evans January 12, 1957. She preceded him in death in 2002. Jack was a loving husband, devoted father, and friend to all. He retired from Burlington Northern Railroad in 1990. He had a great love for the Springfield Cardinals Baseball Team and will be truly missed at the basketball games of the Nixa Eagles and the Lady Bears. Jack is survived by his son, Les and Peggy Wilson, Republic; daughters, Candy Wilson, Cape Girardeau, Julie Wilson, Lake of the Ozarks, and Sandy and Steve Dubroc, Sedalia; grandchildren, Jack and Jimmy Wilson, Republic, and Hollie and Tyler Dubroc, Sedalia; sisters, Eliene Harmon and Maxie Faye Metcalf, both of Crane; a brother Garry Wilson of Crane; step-brothers, Carroll Compton, Republic and J.C. Compton, Springfield; and his mother-in-law, Adine Evans of Aurora. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Rev. Joseph Fahl officiating. Burial will follow in Crane Community Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday (today), in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in memory of Jack to Seasons Hospice, 1831 Melville Road, Springfield, MO 65803.

 

Wilson, James Arthur, Rev. 30 Oct 1883 - 30 Jan 1944 CCR 3 Feb 1944 p1

[Note: Son of Rev. Leonard C. & Julia (Farthing) Wilson; married Iva Farthing 6 May 1890 - 3 Mar 1952]

Funeral services for Rev. James Arthur Wilson, 60, of Shamrock, Okla., who died Jan. 30 in a Tulsa hospital, were held Wednesday morning at the Chaffin Funeral Home in Ozark conducted by Rev. Floyd Hanks, with burial in McCracken Cemetery under direction of T.B. Chaffin. The following obituary was read at the funeral service: James Arthur Wilson was born Oct. 30, 1883 at Boone, N.C. He was the son of Rev. Leonard C. and Julia Farthing Wilson. He was united in marriage to Miss Iva Farthing at Miami, Okla., on Dec. 24, 1910. To this union four children were born, two of whom died in infancy. Rev. Wilson was converted at the age of 10 years and united with the Bethel Baptist Church near Sweet Water, N.C. He came of a noble lineage of preachers. His father, his uncle, his grandfather, great grandfather and one brother were preachers. His great grandfather was the first Baptist Missionary to the Blue Ridge Mountain country in North Carolina. Though he was teaching school at the time of his marriage, he soon surrendered to God’s call and entered the ministry at 27 years of age. He spent 34 active years in the ministry, being a successful evangelist; for many years a missionary and for the past 10 years he was in the pastorate in Oklahoma. In Missouri, he served as missionary in Christian, Greene and Texas-Wright counties. He also served as pastor of various Churches throughout this section of the state. Though a man of modesty, it was known that through his influence thousands were won to the Lord and indirectly he pointed many more thousands into the way that leads to life everlasting. The surviving relatives are: his wife, Mrs. Iva Wilson; two daughters, Mrs. Geo. McKinney, Bixby, Okla., and Mrs. Henry F. Cantrell, Shamrock, Okla.; one sister, Mrs. Carter Cook, Elizabethton, Tenn.; three brothers, W. Ray Wilson, Sweetwater, N.C., Rev. Clay Wilson, evangelist in Michigan, and Dr. R.B. Wilson, Philadelphia, Pa.; and one grandson, James Marion McKinney, two years old.

 

Wilson, Jay W. 28 Jun 1916 - 9 Mar 1987 OH 20 Mar 1986 p8

[Note: Son of Noah Alton & Flora (Parker) Wilson; married Mar 1936 Jency]

AND

Wilson, Jency OH 20 Mar 1986 p8

[Note: no SSDI record found]

Wilson’s Commemorate Fiftieth Anniversary

A 50th Wedding Anniversary was commemorated at the farm home of Jay and Jency Wilson on March 16th, 1986 in their honor. Helping prepare for the occasion were their two sons, LeRoy and Ray and their families. Appropriate decorations of a golden hue were throughout the house. A bouquet of yellow roses graced a table in the living room, a gift from Jay to Jency. The cake and punch and the necessary serving materials were provided by Mary Fritz and two sons, Toby and Joe of Brookline, Missouri. The serving table was covered in gold cloth overlaid with lace where Marla Wilson, a granddaughter and Allen Wilson, a grandson, served. The table for registration of guests was covered in similar colors centered with a golden vase holding bronze colored flowers and presided over by a grandson, Brian Wilson. An emblem of 50 years was nearby. Pictures were taken by the families under the supervision of daughter-in-law, Mary Lee and Barbara Wilson as an album was prepared. The Wilsons received ninety cards and about one hundred fifty attended the observance. Among those present were six ministers had been a pastor at the Union Ridge Baptist Church where the Wilsons are members or held revivals there. On this particular balmy Sunday, the Wilson children and their families attended church with Jay and Jency, except Melissa, daughter of Ray and Mary Lee, who was in Pratt, Kansas where her college curriculum wouldn’t permit her being away at the time. Two highlights of the day were when a niece called from Texas and a young man who spent two years with them and attended school at Clever along with Leroy graduating in 1954, called from California.

 

Wilson, James Wilbur “Jim” 29 Jun 1954 - 18 Feb 2006 SN-L 21 Feb 2006

[Note: Son of Wilbur Earl & Mary Maxine (Hammons) Wilson]

James Wilbur Wilson, 51, Ozark, passed away suddenly in his home on Saturday, February 18, 2006. He was born June 29, 1954, in Christian County the son of Wilbur Earl and Mary Maxine (Hammons) Wilson. Jim graduated from Ozark High School in 1972 and attended Graff Vo-Tech Center. In 1980, he began his career as a computer programmer with Acme Structural Inc. He worked his way up the company ladder and after 25 years was Director of Sales. He was well-respected by his co-workers and friends for his honesty, kindness, self- sacrificing spirit, and incredible sense of humor. Jim loved computers, corvettes, collecting ink pens and was totally devoted to spoiling his granddaughter, Nataly. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Enoch and Edna Hammons; his paternal grandparents, Samuel and Dora Wilson; and one brother, Daniel Wilson. Jim is lovingly survived by his parents, Wilbur and Maxine Wilson, and daughter, Jaime Flagg, all of Ozark; two adopted daughters, Jennifer Wilson, of Ozark, and Robyn Graves, of Kansas City, Missouri; sister, Janis Sue Crable and husband, Leonard, of Battlefield, Missouri; three granddaughters, Nataly Flagg, Laura Graves and Aisling Wilson; two grandsons, Casey and Bowen Graves; two nieces, Stephanie Kragskow and Tillie Woods; nephew, George Crable; best friend, Randy Burnett; special friend, Jackie Newby; other relatives and countless friends. Funeral services and celebration of Jim's life will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 23, 2006, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, Missouri, with Rev. Jerry Applegate officiating. Burial will follow in Selmore Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, February 22, 2006, in the funeral home.

 

Wilson, Jency Geneva (Robinson) 1 Mar 1917 - 30 Oct 2011 SN-L 1 Nov 2011

[Note: Daughter of J. R. & Iva Mae (Cloud) Robinson; married 21 Mar 1936 Jay W. Wilson]

            Jency Geneva Wilson, 94, Republic. Arrangements: Meadors Funeral Home, Clever.

AND

Wilson, Jency Geneva (Robinson) 1 Mar 1917 - 30 Oct 2011 CCH-N 9 Nov 2011

            Jency Geneva Wilson, 94, of Clever, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011 in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield. She was born March 1, 1917, in Stone County, the daughter of J.R. and Iva Mae (Cloud) Robinson. Jency married Jay W. Wilson on March 21, 1936. She was a longtime member of the Union Ridge Baptist Church in Clever. Jency was preceded in death by: husband Jay, on March 9, 1987; a daughter-in-law, Mary Wilson; her parents; and a brother, Clyde Robinson. She is survived by: son Ray Wilson, son Leroy Wilson and wife Barbara; four grandchildren and their spouses, Marla and Ron Shuler, Melissa Bowman, Alan and Jennifer Wilson, and Brian and Jana Wilson; seven great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; sister Maud Eva Springer; and many other relatives and friends. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, in Meadors Funeral Home, Clever. Services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, in the Union Ridge Baptist Church, Clever, with Pastor Mearl Laswell and Rev. Leeroy Maples officiating. Burial followed in Wise Hill Cemetery, Clever. Contributions may be made to the church, in care of Bill Brandt, 5077 Silver Lake Road, Clever, MO 65631. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.


Wilson, Jesse Jackson 30 Jan 1903 - 7 May 1981 OH 14 May 1981 p9

[Note: Son of  William J. & Celia J. (Clifton) Wilson; married  Julia M. White 13 Feb 1904 - 31 Oct 1959; married 2 Nov 1968  Lois Lyndell Hambelton]

Jesse J. Wilson, 78, Clever, died May 7 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a long illness. Mr. Wilson was a retired salesman and longtime resident of Clever, He was a member of the Union Ridge Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Lois. a daughter, Mrs. Roxie Carl, Billings, a step-daughter, Mrs. Lynda Powell, Springfield; a brother, Ernest Wilson, Aurora; a sister, Mrs. Alta Chastain, Clever; two grandchildren and two step grandchildren. Services were held last Saturday in the Union Ridge Baptist Church. Mr. Wilson was a member. Officiants were the Revs. Ermon Webb and Robert Russell, Burial was in Frazier Cemetery, Meadors of Clever in charge.

 

Wilson, Jesse James 17 Aug 1868 - 8 Jan 1941 CCR 16 Jan 1941 p1

[Note: Son of Col. James & ? (Parrish) Wilson; married 1892 Cora B. Parrish died 1927]

Jesse James Wilson was born August 17, 1868 in Louisville, Kentucky and died January 8, 1941 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lewis Yauger, near Oldfield, MO. He was 73 years old. He came with his parents to Alton, MO, when he was two years old. He was converted at an early age and united with the Baptist church. In 1892 he was married to Miss Cora B. Parrish at West Plains. She preceded him in death 13 years ago. The only surviving relative is the adopted daughter, in whose home he passed away. Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon in the home, the Rev. J.M. Applegate officiating. Burial was made in the Boston cemetery under the direction of John Harris, Undertaker, of Chadwick.

 

Wilson, James K. 19 Nov 1940 - 27 Oct 2010 SN-L 27 Oct 2010

[Note: married Penny]

Jim Wilson, 69, Ozark. Arrangements: Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home, Springfield, Mo.

AND

Wilson, James K. 19 Nov 1940 - 27 Oct 2010 SN-L 29 Oct 2010

James K Wilson (Jim) born Nov., 19, 1940, and passed away Mon. Oct. 25, 2010 in Ozark, Mo. He died in his home with his family by his side. He is survived by his wife, Penny; his son, Jay and his wife Kari; grandsons, Connor, Taylor and Kellen; his sister, Doris; and brother Jerry.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, October 30, 2010 in Heartland Covenant Church. In lieu of flowers, Jim Wilson Art Memorial Fund- Dodge City Community College, c/o Anthony Lyons, 2501 N. 14th Ave, Dodge City, KS 67801.

 

Wilson, John C. 3 Aug 1872 - 17 Dec 1967       CCR 21 Dec 1967 p8

[Note: Son of  Charles & Abanathia ( ) Wilson; married  Arlena J. Goddard  22 May 1875 - 15 Jul 1967]

John C. Wilson, 95, a resident of Nixa most of his life, died at 2:27 p.m. Sunday in Bilyeu Nursing Home, Ozark after a short illness.  A native of Wartburg, Tenn., Mr. Wilson moved to Christian County 58 years ago. He was a member of Riverdale Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, Clyde C. “Slim” Wilson, well-known radio and televison entertainer, Springfield; and five daughters, Mrs. Cassie Acker, Bolivar, Mrs. Carrie Collier, Springfield, Mrs. Myrtle Doran, Halfway, Mrs. Bertha Stewart, Bolivar, and Mrs. Edna Elliott, Aurora; 10 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren and seven great, great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Harris Chapel in Nixa with the Rev. Roscoe Harding officiating. Burial was in Jones-Chastain Cemetery.

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Wilson, John C. 3 Aug 1872 - 17 Dec 1967

John C. Wilson, 95, a resident of Nixa most of his life, died at 2:27 p.m. Sunday in Bilyeu Nursing Home, Ozark, after a short illness. A native of Wartburg, Tenn., Mr. Wilson moved to Christian County 58 years ago. He was a member of Riverdale Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, Clyde C. “Slim” Wilson, well-known radio and television entertainer, 467 Palmer Lane, Springfield; and five daughters, Mrs. Cassie Acker, Bolivar, Mrs. Carrie Collier, 1832 West Chestnut, Springfield, Mrs. Myrtle Doran, Halfway, Mrs. Bertha Stewart, Bolivar, and Mrs. Edna Elliott, Aurora; 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Harris Chapel here with the Rev. Roscoe Harding officiating. Burial was in Jones-Chastain Cemetery south of here.

Note: this clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner was not dated.

 

Wilson, John F. 4 May 1889 - 6 Feb 1952 CCR 14 Feb 1952

[Note: Son of Joseph & ?  (  ) Wilson; married Allie Doris Brown]

John F. Wilson was born May 4, 1889 at Helena, Montana and passed away February 6, 1952 at his home in Highlandville, MO. He was united in marriage to Allie Doris Brown on March 17, 1934 and had resided in the Highlandville community since that time. He became a member of the Church of Christ in 1951. Surviving are his wife, Allie of the home; a number of other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon in the Highlandville Church of Christ with burial in the Highlandville Cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

Wilson, Johnnie 2 Jul 1911 - 24 Jun 1934 CCR 28 Jun 1934 p1

[Note: Son of Sidney Albert "Bert" & Dora (Melton) Wilson; married 19 Nov 1932 Irene Smith]

Johnnie Wilson died June 24, aged 22 years, 11 months and 22 days. He is survived by his widow, his parents, two sisters, one brother and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 25 at 2:30 p.m. at Selmore Baptist church with Rev. Swadley officiating, with burial in the Selmore Cemetery under the direction of T.B. Chaffin.

 

Wilson, Joseph O., Dr. 1876  - 10 Nov 1954  CCR 18 Nov 1954 p5

Funeral services for Dr. Joseph O. Wilson, 78, a retired physician, who died November 10 at his home in Sparta, were held last Friday afternoon in the chapel of the Chaffin Funeral Home at Ozark, with Rev. Vance officiating. A second service was held Sunday afternoon in Clinton, Ill, and burial was in Sugar Grove Cemetery at Wappella, Ill. A native of Wappella, Dr. Wilson graduated from medical school in 1902 and practiced in Mt. Carmel., Il until  his retirement in 1941. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include three sons, Dr. W. W. Wilson of Sparta; Joseph OP. Wilson of Scottsville, Va and Dr. Rufus S. Wilson of Eminence, Mo.; one daughter, Mrs. E. C. Wagon of Miami, Fla.; five brothers, two sisters and five grandchildren.

 

Wilson, Julia Mae (White) 13 Feb 1904 - 31 Oct 1959

[Note: Daughter of William H. & Myra (Crabtree) White; married Jesse Jackson Wilson 30 Jan 1903 - 7 May 1981]

Mrs. Julia Wilson, 55, a lifelong resident of Stone County, died Saturday in Springfield Baptist Hospital.  She is survived by her husband, Jesse, of the home, Route 1, Clever; a daughter, Mrs. Roxie Ann Carl, Route 1, Clever; her father, William H. White, Route 1 Marionville; four sisters, Mrs. Vinnie Scott, Marionville, Mrs. Belle Clifton, Bakersfield, Calif., Mrs. Violet Hilderbrand, St. Joseph, Mich., and Mrs. Eunice Jenkins, Ventura, Calif.  Services will be held in Union Ridge Baptist Church, of which she was a member, at 2 p.m. Wednesday.  The Revs. R. W. Forbis and Lloyd Wilson will officiate.  Burial will be in Frazier Cemetery, with Harris of Clever in charge.

Note: this clipping from the collection of Audrey (King) Maples has a handwritten date of October 31, 1959 in the margin. Contributed by Rada Beth (Hayden) Maples.

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Wilson, Julia Mae (White) 13 Feb 1904 - 31 Oct 1959      CCR 12 Nov 1959 p8

Funeral services for Mrs. Julia Mae Wilson, 55, of Clever who died Oct. 31 in Springfield Baptist Hospital, were held Wednesday, Nov. 4, in the Union Ridge Baptist Church, with Rev. R. W. Forbis and Rev. Lloyd Wilson officiating. Burial was in Frazier Cemetery under direction of Harris Funeral Home of Clever. She was a native of Stone County and a member of the Union Ridge Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Jesse J. Wilson of the home, Route 1, Clever; one daughter, Mrs. Roxie Ann Carl of Route 1, Clever; her father, William H. White, Route 1, Marionville; four sisters, Mrs. Vinnie Scott of Marionville, Mrs. Belle Clifton of Bakersfield, Calif., Mrs. Violet Hilderbrand of St. Joseph, Mich., and Mrs. Eunice Jenkins of Ventura, Calif.

Wilson,  Kathleen  1929 - 3 Apr 2011 CCH-N 6 Apr 2011
[Note: married Warren Wilson; SSDI gives a Winifred K. Wilson 8 Oct 1929 - 3 Apr 2011, but lists her address as Warsaw, MO; no other near match on SSDI]
Mrs. Kathleen Wilson, age 81, of Republic, Mo. passed away April 3, 2011 at Quail Creek Neighborhood in Springfield, Mo. A lifelong resident of Southwest Missouri, she was the youngest of nine children. Married to Warren Wilson for 62 years, they raised their family in Republic.    Kathleen was a devoted wife and mother and was blessed with the opportunity to stay at home with the ones she loved. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Republic. She was preceded in death by her parents; her six sisters and two brothers; a niece Annie Moe Williams, a nephew Terry Conway, and an infant son Dean. She is survived by her husband, Warren; her son and his wife, Kenneth and Sunni Wilson; her daughter and her husband, Loretta and Doug Sampson; seven grandchildren, Wesley and Kerry Wilson, Jennifer and Tony Wheeler, Melody and Christian Dubon, Amber Wilson, Tiffney Wilson, Vincent Wilson and Drew Sampson; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, in the First Baptist Church, Republic. Burial will follow in Maple Park Cemetery, Aurora. The family wishes to thank the many friends, church members, and caregivers that extended compassion to Kathleen during her illness. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer society are suggested. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.

Wilson, Keith David 5 Aug 1958 - 8 Feb 2008 SN-L 10 Feb 2008

[Note: Son of Clifford & Barbara Sue (Birgance) Wilson]

Keith David Wilson, 49, of Fordland, died Friday, in his home. He was born in Fordland, on August 5, 1958, a son of Clifford and Barbara Sue Birgance Wilson. He was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Wilson. Survivors include two daughters, Tara Wilson and Dwayne Ashley of Independence, Mo., and Andrea Mae Wilson of Nixa; his longtime companion, Deborah Branson of Fordland; his father, Clifford Wilson of Kissee Mills; four siblings, Kartha and Frank Roscom of Springfield, Donald Wilson of Fordland, Becky and Dale Terrill of Fordland and Kevin and Cindy Wilson of Springfield; four grandchildren, seven nieces and several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Union Chapel Church. Cremation is under the care of Preston-Marsh Funeral Home, Rogersville.

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Wilson, Keith David 5 Aug 1958 - 8 Feb 2008  SN-L 17 Feb 2008

Memorial services for Keith David Wilson, 49, of Fordland, will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, February 23, 2008, in the Old Stone Union Chapel Church at the Union Chapel Cemetery, Fordland.

 

Wilson, Kizzie M. (Maples) 1875 - 23 Jul 1968       CCR 1 Aug 1968 p8

Mrs. Kizzie M. Wilson, 93, Crane, died at 10:25 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, in Aurora Community Hospital after a brief illness. A member of the Church of the Nazarene, Union City, Mrs. Wilson is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Vada Conrad, Crane; a half-brother, Colan Maples, Hurley; a half-sister, Mrs. Cora Hood, Sacramento, Calif.; 12 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and 12 great great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday in Union City Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Hurel Merritt officiating. Burial was in Wright Cemetery under direction of Harris of Nixa.

 

Wilson, Lanford 1937 - ? OH 17 Apr 1980 p1

[Note: Son of ? & Violetta (  ) Wilson]

Lanford Wilson, Former Ozarker, Pulitzer Winner

Lanford Wilson, a 1955 graduate of Ozark High School, had won a Pulitzer Prize for his play, “Talley’s Folly” which has been recreated on Broadway after a successful off-Broadway production last summer. Wilson is the son of Mrs. Violetta Lanhard of Ozark. Male star of the play is Judd Hirsute, popularly known for his leading role in the television series, “Taxi”, who plays Matt Friedman, as he did in the original production. The present production opened Feb. 20 in the Brooks Atkinson Theater in New York. Clive Barnes, drama critic of the New York Post, wrote in his review of Feb. 21: “There are some plays - unhappily very few - that you simply love and you want everyone else who is dear to you, to love with precisely the same unquestioning zeal, I feel that about Lanford Wilson’s echoing dialogue of human survival, “Tally’s Folly.” Scene of the play is Lebanon, Mo. Where Wilson was born. The female lead is by Trish Hawkins as Sally Talley. She created the original role in last summer ‘s off-Broadway production, The Talleys are a rich, snobbish family in Lebanon, Hirsch’s role is that of a Jewish immigrant. The problems caused by their love affair and marriage are the central theme. The play takes its name from a cracy boathouse where much of the action takes place, built by an early member of the Talley family. Time of the play is 1944. Pulitzer prizes in various categories of creative communication - books, plays, newspapers - are awarded each year. A $1,000 cash award goes with the recognition - one of great prestige - which is the real reward to the winners.

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Wilson, Lanford 1937 - ? OH 24 Apr 1980 p10

Son’s Pulitzer Prize: Mother Gets A Big Thrill

When Lanford Wilson was growing up, he had such a vivid imagination that it worried his mother, Mrs. Violetta Lenhard of Ozark. She was wasting her time. The latest triumph born if his fertile mind was “only” the Pulitzer Prize for drama - one of the most prestigious awards in American for creative minds. Monetarily, it’s only $1,00. In the Literary world, it’s better than what a Hollywood Oscar is to actors. Lanford Wilson, a 1955 graduate of Ozark High School, has been a successful playwright, now for several years. His “Hot_l Baltimore”, for example, had been included in “Ten Best Play” category. It also set an off-Broadway record for the longest running non-musical. For Wilson, it was a success story in the Hollywood tradition - in his lean years when he was struggling for recognition, he often went to bed hungry. Now that his latest play, “Talley’s Folly” is a Broadway smash hit, Wilson doesn’t have to worry about hunger. Such artists aren’t noted for their modesty - so it comes as no surprise that Wilson thought “Hot_l Baltimore: should have won the Pulitzer Prize and so told his mother. But, you can imagine the thrill it was for her when he called her and said, “Mom, I won the Pulitzer Prize.” And her reactions? “I’m proud as a peacock! why be modest?” When “Talley’s Folly: became an off-Broadway hit last summer, Wilson wasn’t interested, a New York paper reported, in transporting it to Broadway, as he was urged to do. Wilson went abbot gaining recognition the hard way. He helped found the Circle Repertory Theater to produce his plays. With him on the project were actors Judd Hirsch who was the male lead in “Folly” and widely known as the star of “Taxi” a television situation comedy and Trisha Hawkins, the female lead. They are “Folly’s” only characters and they created the roles in Circle Theatre production. Wilson’s other plays “were pretty rough”, his mother said. But, “Folly” , she agreed with the New York Critics “is a sweet little love story.” She had seen it twice. The scene is laid in Lebanon, Mo. Trisha Hawkins plays Sally Talley, spinster daughter of a rich and snobbish family which frowns on Sally’s romance and subsequent marriage to a Jewish immigrant, Matt Friedman, a St. Louis accountant. The plot is build around the wooing and winning of Sally and Matt’s triumph over prejudice. Wilson’s imagination undoubtedly will carry him into other triumphs. When writing plays, he retires to his bachelor home at Sag Harbor, N. Y. Meanwhile, in Ozark, Mom is still savoring her 43-year-old son’s  latest triumph and quietly awaiting others in her modest but well-appointed apartment at 402 S. 11th St.

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Wilson, Lanford 1937 - ? OH 2 Jul 1981 p10

Ozark’s Lanford Wilson Scores Again With Drama

Lanford Wilson, graduate of Ozark High School is a genuine celebrity in modern literature as a successful New York playwright. Last year his comedy-drama “Talley’s Folly” won the Pulitzer Prize for drama. A third play, “A Tale Told” based on the mythical Talley family of Lebanon, Mo. where Wilson was born, is now playing in New York, It is receiving critical acclaim. Lanford Wilson’s mother is Mrs. Violetta Lenhard of Ozark.

Here is a report of “A Tale Told” from Newsweek magazine of June 22.

No other playwright of his generation (he is 44) has attracted the same blend of approbation and affection as Lenford Wilson.

Missouri-born, he seems to combine the openness and candor we associate with the “heartland” with the sophistication of New York, to which he came in the early ‘60s.

To a strong personal style, he adds the flexibility of an eager collaboration as a leading force in the Circle Repertory Company, one of the most admirable of all Broadway groups.

He adores and honors language and he can shape it to the music of anguish, tenderness or nutball humor.

After 40 or so plays, his work has built up a powerful artistic and ethical presence in the consciousness of American theater, a presence that’s been ratified by an armful of awards culminating in the 1980 Pulitzer Prize for “Talley’s Folley.”, one of a cycle of plays about the Talley Family that includes “The Fifth of July” and his brand new work “A Tale Told”.

“The Fifth of July” took the Talleys up to the present in a dazzling spun web of relationships that made the family a microcosm for much of the forment in America after the Vietnam War. “A Tale Told” takes place on the same day, July 4, 1944 as
Talley’s Folley” in which Salley Talley is being courted down in the boathouse by Marty Friedman.

The rigid Missouri Wasp Talleys don’t know this, and in “A Tale Told” they have vicious things to say about “the Jew” who’s dared to fall in love with their golden-girl Sally. “A Tale Told” is a portrait of a family whose day is done.

Wilson plays the family like a master musician; he and his long-time colleague, director Marshall W. Mason, make the Talley house pulsate with the comings, goings, collisions and evasions of the Talley generations as they play out their destinies.

As if to underscore these ricocheting dissonances, Wilson uses an oddly effective device: Several times during the play one Talley literally scars the wits out of some other  Talley by stumbling over him or sneaking up with startling suddenness.

But the family chronicle can be a tender trap. and in “A Tale Told, Wilson has fallen gracefully fallen halfway into it. The abstract dynamics become more interesting that the events or the characters. Some of the details don’t even ring true. Eldon’s sister Lottie wanted to be a social activist but wound up painting clock faces and is nor dying of radium poisoning from years of licking the brush.

As for ghostly Tommy’s speeches about the horrors of war, we’ve heard them too many times. The key event is Lottie’s enabling her niece Sally to escape the family by helping her elope with her Jewish lover.   Jack Kroll.

 

Wilson, Laura A. (Acuff) Apr 1883 - 17 Sep 1958  CCR 2 Oct 1958 p2

[Note: Daughter of Zachariah & Mary (Hill) Acuff]

Mrs. Laura A. Wilson, 75, died Wednesday, Sept 17 at Oakland, Calif. after suffering a stroke on Sept 12. Funeral services were held the following Saturday.  Her husband and only son preceded her in death by several years. Survivors are two brothers, Otto Acuff of Visalia, Calif and Victor Acuff of Owensville, Mo.; two sisters, Mrs. Cleo Sanders of Oakland, Calif. and Mrs. Ida Breazeale of Ozark; several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Wilson, as Laura Acuff, taught in the Ozark school system from 1903 to 1906.

 

Wilson, Lavanche (Mead) 9 Aug 1840 - 19 Nov 1923 CCR 23 Nov 1923 p8

[Note: married Alfred W. Wilson 6 Mar 1836 - 9 Jan 1920]

Mrs. Lavanche Wilson aged 83 years, died at her home near Spokane Monday, November 19, 1923. Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday conducted by Rev. James White with burial in the Spokane cemetery.

 

Wilson, Lela Ethel (Potter) 8 Oct 1893 - 8 Nov 1978 OH 16 Nov 1978 p6

[Note: Daughter of  Thomas Jehu & Lula May (Young) Potter; married 16 Oct 1911  Gus Randell Wilson 22 Jun 1891 - 12 Feb 1968]

NIXA - Services for Mrs. Ethel Wilson, 85, a longtime Christian County resident, were at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Harris Chapel here with the Rev. Joseph Fahl officiating. Burial was in Pembina Cemetery, northeast of Ozark. Mrs. Wilson died about 11:50 p.m. Wednesday in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield after a short illness. Mrs. Wilson, 85, a member of the Baptist Church, had lived in Republic the past year at a retirement home, She formerly resided in Fordland, Nixa and the Christian County community of Linden. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Clamah Melton, Mount Vernon two sons, Clayton, state of North Carolina and Clifford, Oklahoma City; a brother, Ralph Potter and a sister, Mrs. Alice Chaffin, both of Rogersville, 6 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild.

 

Wilson, Lela Irene (Wright) 5 Nov 1918 - 16 May 1992 NN-E 20 May 1992

[Note: Daughter of Will & Susan Emma (Jones) Wright; married 26 Mar 1938 Wayne M. "Bob" Wilson 8 Apr 1918 - Oct 1972]

Lela Irene Wilson, 73, Nixa, died at 8:17 a.m. Saturday in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. She was born Nov. 5, 1918, in Stone County to Will and Susan Emma Jones Wright. On March 26, 1938, she married Wayne M. "Bob" Wilson, who preceded her in death in 1972. Survivors include two daughters, Sharlis Ann Wilson, Nixa, and Donna Eutsler, Clever; four sons, Jackie Wayne Wilson, Jerry Max Wilson, and Kenny L. Wilson, all of Springfield, and Ronnie Gene Wilson, Ozark; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Graveside services were Tuesday in Wright Cemetery, south of Clever, under direction of Harris Colonial Chapel.

 

Wilson, Leslie Glen 23 Jul 1882 - 31 Oct 1947 CCR 6 Nov 1947 p1

[Note: Son of  Alford & Lavern (Meade) Wilson; married 17 Oct 1907 Myrtle Turner 12 May 1888 - 24 Aug 1977]

Funeral services for Leslie G. Wilson, 65, prominent farmer of the Spokane community, who died Oct. 31, were held Sunday afternoon, Nov. 2, in the Spokane church, conducted by Rev. Reg M. Mapes. Burial was in Spokane cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. Survivors include his wife, Myrtle, four daughters, Miss Ruth Wilson of Whittier, Calif., Mrs. Stella Shirkey of Spokane, Mrs. Merle Amos of Day, Mo., and Mrs. Hazel Holt of Spokane; one son, Clell Wilson of Spokane, two brothers and one sister, in addition to other relatives and many friends.

 

Wilson, Lester 16 May 1913 - 2 Oct 1962      CCR 4 Oct 1962 p5

[Note: Son of Robert S. & Dollie C. (Flood) Wilson]

Lester Wilson, 49, a lifelong resident of the Ponce de Leon community, died at 4:15 a.m. Tuesday at the veterans hospital at Fayetteville, Ark, A victim of cancer, he was a veteran of World War II. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, with the Rev. Fate Montgomery and the Rev. Harold Phipps officiating. Burial will be in Ponce de Leon Cemetery under direction of Harris Funeral Home of Ozark. Survivors include his wife, Stella; two daughters, Kathy and Rena, both of the home; two brothers, Floyd Wilson of Ivanhoe, Calif, and Avion Wilson of Azalea, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Vergie Caldwell of Sun Valley, Calif.; and his mother, Mrs. Dolly Wilson of Ponce de Leon.

 

Wilson, Lillie Mae 15 Apr 1897 - 24 Oct 1972  CCR 26 Oct 1976 p2

[Note: married Ernest Wilson]

Mrs. Lillie Mae Wilson, 75-year-old resident of Route 1, Billings, died at Cox Medical Center, Springfield, Tuesday afternoon following a short illness. Mrs. Wilson is survived by her husband, Ernest; two daughters, Mrs. Wilma White of Princeton, Ill. and Mrs. Maxine Maples of Billings and a stepsister, Mrs. Mabel Keith of Kansas City, Kan. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Union Ridge Church with the Rev. Eli Routh officiating. Burial will follow in the Union Ridge Cemetery, under direction of Cantrell of Clevenger.

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Wilson, Lillie Mae 15 Apr 1897 - 24 Oct 1972 OH 2 Nov 1972 p8

Clever - Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie Mae Wilson, 75 of Route 1, Billings, was at 2 p.m. last Friday in the Union Ridge Church with the Rev. Eli Routh officiating. Burial was in the Union Ridge Cemetery, under direction of Cantrell of Clevenger. Mrs. Wilson died Tuesday afternoon at Cox Medical Center, Springfield,  following a short illness.

 

Wilson, Lloyd Jay 1917 - Mar 2011 SN-L 8 Mar 2011

Lloyd Jay Wilson, 83, Ozark. Arrangements: Greenlawn Funeral Home South.

Wilson, Lois Gayle (Bebee) 25 Jun 1949 - 17 Dec 2008 CCH-N 24 Dec 2008

[Note: Daughter of Richard Audrey & Mary Francis (Kinser) Bebee; married ? Wilson]

Lois Gayle Wilson, 59, of Rogersville, passed away Dec. 17, 2008, in her mothers home. Gayle was born June 25, 1949, in Dallas, Texas, to Richard Audery Bebee and Mary Francis “Kinser” Bebee. She was of the Baptist faith and had been a bus driver for the Logan-Rogersville school, Fordland school and Strafford school systems. She had been the driver for Gov. Matt Blunt as a youth. Gayle was preceded in death by her father Richard. Surviving is her long time companion Larry Williams of Sparta, her mother Mary Bebee of Rogersville and her brother Robert Bebee of Rogersville; several aunts uncles and cousins. Graveside services were at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 20 at the White Oak Cemetery, Rogersville. Visitation was from noon until service time at the Preston-Marsh Funeral Home Chapel.

 

Wilson, Lora Jean (Evans) 28 Sep 1938 - 17 Mar 2002  CCN-J 26 Mar 2002

[Note: Daughter of Lester & Adine (   ) Evans; married 12 Jan 1957 Jack Wilson]

Lora Jean Wilson, 63, of Nixa, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, March 17, 2002 at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, following a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis. She was born September 28, 1938, in Galena, Missouri to Lester and Adine Evans. On January 12, 1957, she married Jack Wilson. They moved to Nixa to establish their home. She spent the earlier years of her life as a beautician, but quickly changed her focus to building her family, and being a loving wife and devoted mother. Her life was filled with community involvement in PTA, 4-H, Jaycees, Girl Scouts, Garden Club, Cub Scouts, Nixa Athletic Club, Band Booster, Eastern Star, and Calvary Bible Church. She always had a smile and a loving word for all those who passed through her day. Survivors include: her husband, Jack, of the home; a son and his wife, Les and Peggy Wilson, Republic; three daughters, Candy Wilson, Cape Girardeau; Julie Wilson, Lake of the Ozarks, and Sandy Dubroc and her husband, Steve, Sedalia; her mother, Adine Evans, Aurora; two brothers, Lefty Evans, Kimberling City, and Randy Evans, Monett; four grandchildren, Jack and Jim Wilson, Republic, and Hollie and Tyler Dubroc, Sedalia. Her father, Lester Evans preceded her in death. Funeral services were 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, in Calvary Bible Church, Nixa, with Pastor Joseph Fahl and Pastor John Barnes officiating. Burial followed in Crane Community Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Visitation was Tuesday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial contributions to be made to the MS Society.

 

Wilson, Loyd H., Rev. 28 Oct 1911 - 10 Aug 1995

[Note: married Ava]

The Rev. Loyd H. Wilson, 83, Clever, died at 6:40 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, 1995, in Americana Fremont Health Care Center.  He was a retired Baptist minister and a member of Clever First Baptist Church.  He is survived by his wife, Ava; four sons and their wives, Lloyd Jr. and Sondra Wilson, Clever, Oral and Judy Wilson, Springfield, Ronald and Brenda Wilson, Nixa, and Dwight and Leetta Wilson, Spokane; two daughters and their husbands, Darlene and Larry Hale, Clever, and Connie and Steve Hale, St. Charles; two brothers, Paul Leavitt, Marionville, and Bobby Leavitt, Springfield; three sisters, Dorothy Sharpinstein, Houston, Ann Boswell, Springfield, and Reathel Berry, Amarillo, Texas; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.  Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Clever First Baptist Church with the Revs. Ron Melton and Terry Fortner officiating.  Burial will be in Union Ridge Cemetery under direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Clever.  Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to Clever First Baptist Church Building Fund.

(Contributed by Hazel Messenger)

 

Wilson, Lloyd W. 6 Feb 1909 - 15 Feb 1980 OH 21 Feb 1980 p2

[Note: Son of  Alexander & Nellie (Eutsler) Wilson; married 17 May 1935  L. Ivon Medlin 27 Apr 1917 - 24 May 1987]

Services for Lloyd Wilson, 71, Crane, were held Monday in Crane with burial in Mt. Carmel Cemetery near Clever. Homer Wilson, Clever, was among his 11 sons. Mr. Wilson died last Friday in Cox Medical Center after a long illness.

 

Wilson, Louella T. (Thompson) 31 Jan 1924 - 17 Sep 2009 SN-L 20 Sep 2009

[Note: Daughter of Orion & Lottie (Doran) Thompson; married 22 Feb 1942 Clyde E. Wilson]

Louella T. Wilson, age 85, Raleigh, NC, passed away September 17, 2009. She was born January 31, 1924 in Christian County, the daughter of Orion and Lottie (Doran) Thompson. On February 22, 1942, Louella married Clyde E. Wilson. Louella was of the Methodist faith. Survivors include: her son, Michael Wilson and wife Linda, Raleigh, NC; her daughter, Linda Eden and husband Jim, Deepwater, MO; five grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; and her sister, Thelma Friebe, Ozark. Louella was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her brother, Norman Thompson; and a great granddaughter, Angel Eden. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark with Pastor Kenneth Tatkenhorst officiating. Burial will follow in White Chapel Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation will be from 1-2 PM immediately before the service in the funeral home.

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Wilson, Louella T. (Thompson) 31 Jan 1924 - 17 Sep 2009  CCH-N 23 Sep 2009

Louella T. Wilson, 85, Raleigh, N.C., passed away Sept. 17, 2009. She was born Jan. 31, 1924, in Christian County, the daughter of Orion and Lottie (Doran) Thompson. On Feb. 22, 1942, Louella married Clyde E. Wilson. Louella was of the Methodist faith. Survivors include: Her son, Michael Wilson and wife Linda, Raleigh, N.C.; her daughter, Linda Eden and husband Jim, Deepwater; five grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and her sister, Thelma Friebe, Ozark. Louella was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her brother, Norman Thompson; and a great granddaughter, Angel Eden. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sept. 22 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark with Pastor Kenneth Tatkenhorst officiating. Burial followed in White Chapel Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation was from 1 to 2 p.m.  immediately before the service in the funeral home.

 

Wilson, Margaret 22 Oct 1912 -  9 Jul 1988  OH 14 Jul 1988

Margaret Wilson, 75, of Billings, died Saturday evening in. Republic Park Care Center after a long illness. Services for Mrs. Wilson were held Tuesday in the Meadors Chapel, with the Rev. Bill Springer officiating. Graveside services were held in the Davis Cemetery, near Thayer, with the Rev. Ben Micks officiating. Mrs. Wilson was a member of Billings First Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, Doug, Billings; a grandson, Dustin; and two step-granddaughters, Lisa and Diane.

 

Wilson, Martha E. (Pettijohn) Chestnut 10 Mar 1837 - 24 May 1903 CCR 18 Jun 1903

[Note: Daughter of John Mack & ? ( ) Pettijohn; married 22 Dec 1855 William Chestnut 1832 - 1862; married 16 Mar 1865 William Reese Wilson 14 Oct 1833 - 29 Aug 1910]

Died, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wiand Tunnell of Rogersville, Mo., Mrs. M. E. Wilson of consumption. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson lived for many years on their farm 1 1/2 miles south of Ozark. Her remains were brought to Ozark Cemetery. Funeral services being conducted at the Baptist church by the pastor.

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Wilson, Martha E. (Pettijohn) Chestnut 10 Mar 1837 - 24 May 1903 CCR 18 Jun 1903

Martha E. Wilson was born March 10th, 1837 at the old Pettijohn place near Klapps (now Gilmore mill). Her father and mother came to this county from near where Springfield, Ill. is now, about 1826 and were of the early pioneers of this county. The subject of this sketch was raised in what is now Christian County. She was converted and made a public profession of religion at 17 or 18 years of age; was married to Wm. Chestnut in 1855 by whom she had two children, both of whom are living, Mrs. Mary F. Rainey, who lived near Republic in Greene county and Mrs. Susie Tunnell, who lives in Rogersville, Mo.. Mrs. Chestnut died in 1862, and in 1865. she married Wm. R. Wilson, by whom she had five children, two of whom are dead, the other three, all men, are still living. Mrs. Wilson was for many years a consistent member of the Prospect Baptist church and died in that faith on the night of May 24, 1903. The funeral services were held at the Baptist church in Ozark May 26, conducted by Rev. W. C. Armstrong, after which we laid her remains in the cemetery near by, there to await the glories of the resurrection morn.  A Friend

 

Wilson, Martha Josephine (Keilbarth) Cook 24 Mar 1923 - 19 Nov 1972 CCR 23 Nov 1972 p1

[Note: Daughter of ? & Priscilla (Thompson) Keilbarth; married first ? Cook; married second Bill Wilson]

Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday in the Sparta Assembly of God Church for Mrs. Josephine Wilson, 49 of Marshfield. The Rev. Jesse L. Phillips officiated and burial was in Chadwick Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark. Mrs. Wilson died at 12:25 p.m. Sunday in Cox Medical Center. She had been a resident of Christian and Greene Counties all her life. Survivors include her husband, Bill Wilson; a daughter, Miss Mary Frances Cook of Chillocothe; a son, Charles F. Cook of Independence; two brothers, John Keilbarth of Rogersville and Charles B. Keilbarth of Springfield; a stepdaughter, Miss Wilma Jean Wilson of Kansas City; a stepson, David Lee Wilson of Kansas City and two grandsons.

 

Wilson, Marvin Lester 1906 - Feb 1974   SN-L 21 Feb 1974

[Note: Son of ? & Belle (?) Wilson; married Maxine]

Marvin L. Wilson, 67, of Hurley died at his home at 11 a.m. Wednesday morning after a long illness. A native of Stone County, Mr. Wilson was a retired insurance agent who lived in the Hurley area since 1934. He was a member of the Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge 519 in Crane. Survivors include; his wife, Maxine; three sons, John A. and Danny both of Springfield and Dr. Jim Wilson of Pensacola, Florida; two daughters, Mrs. Jereline Okamota of Orange, California and Mrs. Carolyn Conrad of Hurley; his mother, Mrs. Belle Wilson of Clever; two brothers, Virgil and Leo both of Nixa; two sisters, Mrs. Goldie Willoughby of Clever and Mrs. Dovie Seals of Nixa; and 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cantrell-Stumpff of Crane. {Springfield {Mo} News and Leader February 21, 1974} Contributed by Jamie Hubbert.

 

Wilson, Mary Evelyn (Spear) 5 Jan 1964 - 25 Jun 2009 SN-L 28 Jun 2009 & CCH-N 1 Jul 2009

[Note: Daughter of Charles & Kathleen ( ) Spear]

Mary Evelyn Wilson, age 45, of Nixa, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2009. She was born January 5, 1964, in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Mary was employed by Springfield City Utilities for 26 years. At the age of 19 she was employed at the James River Power Plant. She later became the first female warehouse worker. Mary was a member of IBEW Local #753. She loved being outdoors, fishing and mushroom hunting. She also enjoyed traveling. Mary was a proud member of the Democratic Party. Survivors include her son, Kyle Wilson, Nixa; Kyle's grandparents, Don and Sharon Wilson, Ozark; her father, Charles Spear, Springfield; her mother, Kathleen Spear, Nixa; two sisters, Rebecca Allen and husband, George, Nixa, and Karen Eggert and husband, Eric, West Plains; three brothers, Patrick Spear, Nixa, Steve Spear and wife, Crystal, Wichita, Kan., and Thomas Spear, Springfield, Mo.; nieces, nephews, and other family members; and many friends, including special friends, Bennie Barry and Cheryl Phillips. She was preceded in death by a grandmother, Evelyn Biederbick; and aunt and uncle, Jane and Robert Hollacher. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, June 29, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

 

 

Wilson, Celia (Clifton) 19 Jun 1870 - 21 Nov 1945 CCR 29 Nov 1945 p1

[Note: married Dec 1892 W. J. Wilson]

Celia Wilson was born June 19, 1870, and passed away Nov. 21, 1945. She was united in marriage to W.J. Wilson in December 1892 and to this union were born seven children, two of whom preceded her in death. She was converted early in life and lived as a loving and devoted Christian. Survivors include her husband, three sons, Lonnie and Ernest of Billings, route 1, and Ernest of Clever; two daughters, Mrs. Alta Chastain of Clever and Mrs. Bessie Gilmore of Billings, route 1; 18 grandchildren and five great grandchildren; two brothers, Will Clifton of Clever and Jim Clifton of Billings; and one sister, Mrs. Rebecca Maples of Billings. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Union Ridge church conducted by Rev. Worth Caughron of Ozark with burial in the church cemetery under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Wilson, Charles Dale 28 Jun 1957 - 28 Feb 1995  CCH-N 8 Mar 1995

[Note: Son of Charley & Frances (  ) Wilson]

Charles Dale Wilson, 37, Nixa, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 1995, in St. John's Regional Health Center. He was born June 28, 1957, in Aurora, the son of Charley and Frances Wilson. He was employed as a machine operator by Diversified Plastics Corporation in Nixa. Survivors include his father, Charley Wilson, Ponce De Leon; his mother, Frances McCoy, Chestnutridge; a brother, Eddie Dwyane Wilson, Chestnutridge; and his foster mother, Helen Marie Lee, Ponce De Leon. Cremation was under the direction of Adams Funeral Home.

 

Wilson, Chloe (Ailor) Simpson 18 Aug 1911 - 7 Dec 2002  CCH-N 18 Dec 2002

[Note: Daughter of Rev. Edgar Irvin & ? (?) Ailor; married first ? Simpson; married second ? Wilson]

Chloe Ailor Wilson, 91, Dalton, Ga., died Dec. 7, 2002, at her residence. Wilson was born Aug. 18, 1911, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Edgar Irvin Ailor. Following graduation from Northeast High School in Kansas City, she received an AB degree from Drury College, Springfield, in 1934; a BS in Science from Southwest Missouri State College, Springfield; and an MA degree from Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau. Wilson taught Home Economics, English and Science in the Sparta, Chadwick, Clever and Perryville, Mo., high schools for more than 25 years. She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Jefferson City, Mo., and had been active in St. Mary's Guild, Altar Guild, as Diocean Delegate and the Re-Sell-It Shop; Order of the Easter Star, No. 326; Fidelis Beta Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa; Cole County Chapter of Retired Teachers; Jefferson City Art Club and the Jefferson City Council of the Arts. Before retiring to Jefferson City in 1975, she had been active on a district and state level in the Auxiliary to the Ozark Chapter of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, and in the Sixth District Missouri Federation of Women's Clubs. Wilson is survived by her children and their spouses, Bill and Sherry Simpson, Tunnel Hill, Ga., Jeremiah Simpson, Sevierville, Tenn., and Jennifer Wilson MacAdam, River Heights, Utah; and by four grandchildren, one sister and one brother. A memorial service was held at Grace Episcopal Church, Jefferson City, conducted by the Rev. Harvel R. Sanders, rector. Internment was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Mt. Vernon, Mo arrangements by Ponders Funeral Home, Dalton, Ga.

 

Wilson, Clell L. 6 Oct 1926 - 19 Nov 1970  CCR 26 Nov 1970 p1

[Note: Son of Leslie Glen & Myrtle (Turner) Wilson; married  Imogene ]

Clell L. Wilson, 44, of Spokane, died at 11:40 a.m. Thursday, No 19, at Cox Medical Center in Springfield following a brief illness. He had been hospitalized since Wednesday. He was  a member of Spokane Baptist Church, Friend Masonic Lodge No. 352 of Ozark, Abou Ben Adham Temple in Springfield, and for the last 10 years, had been owner of the Gateway Cafe on old Hwy 65 south of Spokane. A veteran of World War II, he had served overseas with the Army. He is survived by his wife, Imogene; two daughters, Christine and Jeannie, both of the home; his mother, Mrs. Myrtle Wilson of Spokane; and four sisters, Mrs. Ruth Stewart of Spokane, Mrs. Della Yeager of Bartlesville, Okla, and Mrs. Merel Amos and Mrs. Hazel Holt, both of Reeds Spring. Funeral services were at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Spokane Baptist Church with the Revs. Tommy Bilyeu and George Bishop officiating. Burial was in Spokane Cemetery with graveside rites conducted by the Ozark Masonic Lodge. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Harris of Ozark.

 

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[Note: Son of John C. & Arlena J. (Goddard) Wilson - born near Nixa, Christian County, MO]

Musician/Singer. Born as Clyde Carol Wilson. Slim began his radio career in 1933 after KWTO went on the air in Springfield, Missouri. He did brief work for radio stations in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Denver, Colorado, before returning to Missouri. In his musical career, Slim worked with different singing groups for example, Slim and Shorty, Flash and Whistler (Lennie Aleshire and Goo Goo Rutledge), The Goodwill Trio featuring Speedy Haworth and "Aunt Martha" which later became The Goodwill Family when Guy Smith joined the trio. He was also the lead of The Tall Timber Trio with Bob White and Speedy Haworth. Slim became a regular on the Ozark Jubilee and later hosted his own nationally syndicated TV program, "The Slim Wilson Show".

Burial: Eastlawn Cemetery Springfield Greene County Missouri, USA

Posted by: cantorjoeocho

 

Wilson, Clyde E. 15 Sep 1919 – 20 Jul 2000  CCH-N 26 Jul 2000

[Note: married 22 Feb 1942 Louella Thompson]

Clyde E. Wilson, age 80, Cheyenne, Wyoming, formerly of Ozark, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2000 in United Medical Center, Cheyenne. He was born September 15, 1919 in Avalon, Missouri. On February 22, 1942 Mr. Wilson was united in marriage to Louella Thompson in Springfield, Missouri. Mr. Wilson served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corp. He was a sheet metal worker, a member of the Sheet Metal Workers International Association, and Past President of Sheet Metal Workers Local 207 in Cheyenne. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Cheyenne. Survivors include his wife, Louella, Cheyenne; his son, Michael Wilson, Kissimmee, FL; a daughter, Linda Eden, Georgetown, CO; two sisters, Ruby Denman, Kansas City, MO, and Ellen Moeller, Columbia, MO; five, grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents, three sisters, and a great-grandchild. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, July 27, 2000 in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Springfield, under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Wilson, Coleen (Prosser) 20 Jul 1934 - 26 Jul 2010  SN-L 31 Jul 2010

[Note: married 1951 Johnnie Wilson 29 Feb 1928 - 26 Jul 2010

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Wilson, Johnnie 29 Feb 1928 - 26 Jul 2010 SN-L 31 Jul 2010

[Note: married 1951 Coleen Prosser 20 Jul 1934 - 26 Jul 2010]

Johnnie, 82 and Coleen, 76 Wilson, of Lebanon, Mo., went home to be with the Lord on Monday July 26, 2010. They were united in marriage in 1951 and had just recently celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary. They were faithful members of Bennett Springs Church. Johnnie and Coleen enjoyed spending time with their family, often traveling with their grandchildren. Frequently spending summers traveling with them to the International Association of Jim Beam Bottle and Specialties Clubs. To this union was born two children, a daughter Debbie Wilson, who preceded them in death and one son, John Wilson who is left to mourn their passing; Coleen's brother, Paul Prosser of Springfield; granddaughter, Sarah Kessinger and husband Caleb, of Highlandville; and grandson, Andy Wilson and wife Rubecca of Phoenix, Ariz.; five great-grandchildren, Miriam, Nathaniel, and Forrest Kessinger; Genesis and Sage Wilson; numerous nieces, nephews, and countless friends. They will be greatly missed by all whose lives had been touched and blessed by theirs. A visitations is scheduled for Saturday, July 31, 2010, from 4 to 6 p.m., in the Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home, 1635 N. Benton, Springfield, Mo., with the funeral service to be held Monday, August 2nd at 2 p.m., in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Eastlawn Cemetery. A celebration of Johnnie and Coleen's lifes will be held in Bennett Springs Church on August 2nd at 6 p.m. On line condolences may be made at www.klingnerfuneralhome.com

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Wilson, Coleen (Prosser) 20 Jul 1934 - 26 Jul 2010 SN-L 27 Jul 2010

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Wilson, Johnnie 29 Feb 1928 - 26 Jul 2010 SN-L 27 Jul 2010

Caller leads to capture of Lebanon man accused of killing couple

News-Leader Staff • July 27, 2010

An anonymous call may have been a catalyst in the capture of a Lebanon man accused of killing an elderly couple. Jesse Dean Driskill, 30, has been charged with two counts of murder, two counts of armed criminal action and two counts of burglary. According to the probable cause statement in the case, the caller said Driskill told him or her about getting caught in the act of a home invasion robbery. He allegedly told the caller that he raped the elderly woman and then killed the couple. The partially-burned bodies of Johnnie Wilson, 82, and Coleen Wilson, 76, were discovered Monday night by Laclede County authorities. Their Chevy Trailblazer was discovered later that evening near the Dallas County line, fully engulfed in flames. According to court documents, Driskill invoked his right to attorney and did not speak to authorities. Driskill has a 12-year history of felony convictions. His latest release from prison was June 2010.

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Wilson, Coleen (Prosser) 20 Jul 1934 - 26 Jul 2010 SN-L 27 Jul 2010

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Wilson, Johnnie 29 Feb 1928 - 26 Jul 2010 SN-L 27 Jul 2010

Man charged with killing Laclede County couple

Elderly Laclede County couple slain at home.

Kathryn Wall • News-Leader • July 28, 2010

Jesse Dean Driskill was released from prison on June 9. Now, 49 days later, Driskill is back behind bars, charged with two homicides.  Driskill, 30, is accused of brutally killing a Lebanon couple in their home Monday night, then lighting two fires to destroy the evidence. He is charged with two counts of murder, two counts of armed criminal action and two counts of burglary. The Missouri Highway Patrol led the investigation after the bodies of Johnnie Wilson, 82, and Coleen Wilson, 76, were found in their Laclede County home at 30499 Marigold Road.. Driskill's criminal record includes multiple convictions and goes back more than 10 years. Authorities found the Wilsons shot to death, their bodies covered with blankets. They also found evidence that Coleen Wilson was sexually assaulted. Court documents said evidence also suggested accelerants were ignited at the scene, but failed to become fully inflamed. Authorities believe the fire was set to destroy evidence of the crimes. Although the home showed little sign of damage, the couple's Chevy Trailblazer was gone. It was found later Monday night, engulfed in flames near the Laclede-Dallas county line. Early Tuesday, authorities were contacted by a caller who claimed to have picked up Driskill near where the burning vehicle was found. The caller said Driskill described getting caught in a home invasion robbery. He allegedly told the caller he ordered the Wilsons into the house at gunpoint, raped Coleen Wilson, shot them both and then burned the house. Arrested a short time later, Driskill invoked his right to an attorney and did not speak to authorities. Afterward, according to court documents, blood-stained clothing a witness identified as Driskill's was found in a trash bag in a residence where he had been staying. Arraignment is scheduled this afternoon.

Suspect's record

Jesse Dean Driskill was released from prison only a few weeks before he was charged with killing a Laclede County couple. His criminal history goes back more than 10 years.

According to online court records, Driskill's criminal record includes the following:

- Nov. 15, 1999: Driskill pleads guilty to second-degree trespassing committed Oct. 30. He is fined $75.

- Oct. 26, 2000: Driskill enters an Alford plea to felony stealing and second-degree burglary committed May 27, 1999. He is given suspended imposition of sentence of five years in exchange for five years probation.

- March 14, 2002: Probation in the stealing case is revoked and Driskill is ordered to serve his original five-year sentence in prison.

- June 14, 2002: Pleads guilty to second-degree assault committed on Dec. 17, 2001. Sentenced to five years in prison running concurrently to previous conviction, but given credit for time already served.

- Oct. 13, 2003: Released on parole.

- Feb. 27, 2004: Sent back to prison for violating parole.

- March 10, 2007: Released from prison.

- Oct. 29, 2007: Pleads guilty to third-degree domestic assault stemming from an incident Sept. 23, 2007, and gets two years' probation.

- April 10, 2008: Pleads guilty to felony tampering with evidence in a felony prosecution from Dec. 22, 2003. Sentenced to two years in prison.

- May 29, 2008: Starts sentence at state prison. Time already spent in jail subtracted.

- June 3, 2008: Released from jail.

- March 19, 2009: Pleads guilty to second-degree burglary committed on Aug. 5, 2008. Sentenced to four years in prison and a yearlong drug treatment program.

- March 20, 2009: Pleads guilty to two counts of second-degree burglary committed on Aug. 5, 2008. Sentenced to a suspended four-year prison term in exchange for a 24-month drug treatment program and five years' supervised probation.

- March 30, 2009: Pleads guilty to second-degree assault from June 14, 2008. Probation is revoked. He serves one year in Laclede County jail for the probation violation.

- March 31, 2009: Booked in Missouri long-term treatment program.

- June 9, 2010: Released from prison on probation.

 

Wilson, Cora Bell “Fannie” (Hawes) 13 Jan 1873 - 17 Aug 1911 CCR 18 Aug 1911

[Note: Daughter of  James Oliver & Harriet Ann (Buck) Hawes; born Forsyth, MO; buried Cedar Creek Cemetery]

Joel and John Hawes, farmers living south of this place received a telegram Wednesday notifying them of the death of their sister at Neosho, Mo. They started for that place Wednesday in the Kerr & Logan auto.

 

Wilson, Cord 15 Nov 1890 - 6 Sep 1969  CCR 11 Sep 1969 p8

[Note: Son of Manson Jahue & Lula Tennessee (Woods) Wilson; married Myrtle Wright 30 Mar 1894 - 30 Dec 1985]

Cord Wilson, 79, Fordland, died at 2:15 p.m. Saturday at his farm home after a year’s illness. He was a lifelong resident of the Fordland area and was a member of the Mt. Gillian Baptist Church south of Fordland. Survivors are his wife, Myrtle; three sons, Albert, Nixa, Eugene, Yates City, Ill. and Odell, Ozark; two daughters, Mrs. Lovetta Williams, Fordland and Miss Modenia Wilson of the home; a brother, Claude, Fordland; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Monday in the Mount Gilliam Baptist Church near Fordland, with the Rev. Lynn Swadley officiating. Burial was in Easter Cemetery under the direction of Marsh of Fordland.

 

Wilson, Daniel B. “Danny” 10 Feb 1966 - 20 Apr 1989 NE 27 Apr 1989

[Note: Son of Wilbur Earl & Mary Maxine (Hammons) Wilson]

Daniel B. "Danny" Wilson, 23, a lifelong resident of Ozark, passed away April 20 in Manhattan, Kansas. He was a graduate of Ozark High School and was currently in his fourth year at Kansas State University majoring in architecture. Survivors include his parents, Wilbur and Maxine, Ozark; a brother, Jim Wilson, Ozark; and a sister, Jan Crable, Ozark. Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 23 in Harris Colonial Chapel, Ozark with the Rev. Jerry Applegate officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery, Ozark.

 

Wilson, Darrell Ralph 10 Apr 1941 - 10 Jan 1980 OH 17 Jan 1980 pB4

[Note: Son of Dolman O. & Cecil Irene (Butler) Wilson]

Private services for Darrell Ralph Wilson, 38, Clever, were held Sunday in Clever with the Rev. Al Bumgardner officiating. Burial was in Smart Cemetery. Mr. Wilson died last Thursday at the home of his parents of a gunshot wound. He was a musician and a farmer. Survivors include a son, Marty and a daughter, Tressie, both of Cooper, Texas; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dolan Wilson, Clever; three brothers, Hal, Clever, Kenneth, Billings and Gerald, Springfield; three sisters, Mrs. Ermalene Gold, Billings, Mrs. Norma Satterfield, Midland, Texas, and Mrs. Betty Hawkins, Republic.

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Wilson, Darrell Ralph 10 Apr 1941 - 10 Jan 1980 OH 24 Jan 1980 p1

Self-Defense Is Decision in Wilson Shooting

The fatal shooting of Darrell Ralph Wilson, 38, was in self defense and no charge will be filed, Tim McCormick, assistant prosecuting attorney has announced. Wilson was shot by his 85-year old father, Dolan, on Jan. 10 at the elder Wilson’s home in Clever. The decision followed a coroner’s inquest. Dolan Wilson did not appear. A neighbor, James Hart, testified that Dolan Wilson came to his home on the night of Jan. 10 and told him he had shot his son because the son was choking his mother. Hart also said that Darrell Wilson, when intoxicated, would threaten to kill his parents. A sister of Darrell Wilson also testified as to Darrell Wilson’s violent behavior toward his parents.

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Wilson, Darrell Ralph 10 Apr 1941 - 10 Jan 1980

Private services for Darrell Ralph Wilson, 38, Clever, were at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, January 13 in Meadors Chapel with the Rev. All Bumgardener officiating.  Burial was in Smart Cemetery.  Mr. Wilson died Thursday evening, January 10, 1980, at the home of his parents of a gunshot wound.  He was a musician and a farmer.  Survivors include a son, Marty, and a daughter, Tressie, both of Cooper, Texas; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dolan Wilson, Clever; three brothers, Hal, Clever, Kenneth, Billings, and Gerald, Springfield; three sisters, Mrs. Ermalene Gold, Billings, Mrs. Norma Satterfield, Midland, Texas, and Mrs. Betty Hawkins, Republic.

(Contributed by Hazel Messenger)

 

Wilson, Denise Marie (Mittenhuber)   3 Jun 1973 - 1 Feb 2012 SN-L 5 Feb 2012

[Note: Daughter of Jim & Roberta (Smith) Mittenhuber; married 1997 Chad Wilson]

            Denise Marie Wilson, age 38, of Highlandville, passed away Wednesday in her home. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Burial will follow in Ponce De Leon Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM Tuesday until service time.

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Wilson, Denise Marie (Mittenhuber)   3 Jun 1973 - 1 Feb 2012 AdamsFH

            Denise Marie Wilson, age 38, of Highlandville, passed away Wednesday, February 1, 2012, in her home. She was born June 3, 1973 in Long Island, New York, the daughter of Roberta (Smith) Mittenhuber and Jim Mittenhuber. In 1997 she and Chad Wilson were married. This union brought three boys, Michael James, Dakota John, and Nicholas Joseph Wilson. Denise also helped to raise a nephew, Christopher James Stockdale. Before her disability, Denise was a CNA. She most recently worked for Ozark Riverview Manor. She was preceded in death by her father, Jim, and two sisters, Donna and Darlene. Survivors include: Her mother, Roberta, Springfield; her three sons, Michael, age 13, Dakota, age 11, and Nicholas, age 6; a nephew, Chris; a sister, Diane Stockdale, brothers, Michael and wife Lori, Florida, and Jimmy and wife, Kathy, New Jersey. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Pastor Randy Milnes officiating. Burial will follow in Ponce De Leon Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM Tuesday until service time. 


Wilson, Dicy “Lou” died 17 Jul 1944 CCR 27 Jul 1944 p1

Funeral services for Mrs. Decy Wilson, better known as Aunt Lou, who died at her home in Springfield Monday night, July 17, 1944, were conducted Wednesday, July 19, at 2:30 p.m. at the Union Ridge Church by Rev. Floyd Hanks of Springfield. Burial was in the Union Ridge Cemetery under direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever. She is survived by four children: Mrs. Ethel Maples and Mrs. Sarah Miller of Springfield, Floyd Wilson of Clever, and Claude Wilson of San Juan, Calif.

 

Wilson, Dollie Catherine (Flood) 14 Oct 1877 - 31 Jan 1970 CCR 5 Feb 1970 p2

[Note: Daughter of James & Frances Charlotte (Cox) Flood; married Robert S. Wilson 21 Jul 1871 - 12 May 1952]

Mrs. Dollie K. Wilson, 93, died at 5:55 p.m. Saturday at her home in Ponce de Leon. Mrs. Wilson had been a lifelong resident of the Ponce de Leon community and was a member of the Ponce de Leon Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Floyd, Ivanhoe, Calif, and Avion, Portersville, Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. Virgie Glidewell of the home; 16 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and five great, great grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Ponce de Leon Baptist Church with the Rev. James Ellingsworth and Kenneth McIntosh officiating. Burial will be in Ponce de Leon Cemetery under the direction of Harris of Ozark.

 

Wilson, Dolores B. (Richardson) 7 Dec 1908 - 19 Jan 1983  OH 27 Jan 1983 p13

[Note: married Clyde S. Wilson; age in obit disagrees with birth date in SSDI]

Services for Dolores B. Wilson, 72, Springfield, were held Jan. 21 in Ralph Thieme Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Damon Thomas officiating. Burial was in Springfield National Cemetery. Mrs. Wilson died Jan. 19 at St. John’s Regional Health Center after a long illness. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Peggy Greer and Mrs. Patricia Harness, both of Springfield, Mrs. Dorothy Bishop, Glendora, Calif. and Mrs. Beverly Funkle, Sarcoxie; one son, Thomas, Springfield; two brothers, Herbert Richardson, Strafford, and Claude Richardson, Nixa; two sisters, Mrs. Vivian Rhea, Ozark, and Mrs. Mary Wiles, Springfield; 15 grandchildren; and one great-grandchildren.

 

Wilson, Don 1895 - 28 May 1958 CCR 5 Jun 1958 p5

[Note: Son of Robert S. & Dollie Catherine (Flood) Wilson; married Cindy]

Funeral services for Don Wilson, 62, of Ponce de Leon, who died Wednesday, May 28, at Springfield, Mo were held Sunday, June 1 at 2:00 p.m. in the Ponce de Leon Baptist Church with Rev. H. V. Wells and Rev. Gary Willard officiating. Burial was in Flood Cemetery under direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Clever. He was a native of the Ponce de Leon community and a member of the Ponce de Leon Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Cindy Wilson; his mother, Mrs. Dolly Wilson of Ponce de Leon; four brothers, Aven Wilson of Fresno, Calif,; Floyd and Leonard Wilson of Ivanhoe, Calif.; and Lester Wilson of Ponce de Leon; two sisters, Mrs. Virgie Glidewell of North Hollywood, Calif.; and Mrs. Marie Hurst of Billings; two stepsons, Gentry Ellingsworth of Pontiac, Mich. and Rev. James Ellingsworth of Spokane; one step-daughter, Mrs. Iva Jones of Artesia, Calif, and six step-grandchildren.

 

Wilson, Dora (Melton) 24 Nov 1883 - 14 Dec 1938 CCR 15 Dec 1938 p1

[Note: Daughter of Reuben Calvin & Rachel Elizabeth (Sharp) Melton; married 8 May 1910 CCM Sidney Albert "Bert" Wilson 6 Mar 1886 - 23 Feb 1949]

Mrs. Bert Wilson passed away Wednesday morning at her home southwest of Selmore. Burial is this Thursday, afternoon at Selmore. An obituary will be published next week.

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Wilson, Dora (Melton) 24 Nov 1883 - 14 Dec 1938 CCR 22 Dec 1938 p1

Dora Melton, daughter of R.C. and Elizabeth Melton was born in Benton county, Arkansas, Nov. 24, 1883. She departed this life on Dec. 14, 1938 at the age of 55 years and 10 days. She was married to Bert Wilson on May 8, 1910. To this union were born six children, two boys and four girls. Johnnie and Erma and one child in infancy have preceded her in death. Those surviving are her husband, Mr. Bert Wilson and three children, Mr. and Mrs. Frank White of Marshfield, MO, Mary Nell and Wilbur Wilson of the home address, also a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Irene Wilson of the home address, one brother, Edd Melton of Ozark, one sister, Mrs. Edna Brown of Ontario, California, also a number of other relatives and close friends. She was converted and united with the Highland Baptist church at about 14 years of age, where she remained a member until God by death called her. Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon, Dec. 15, at the Selmore Baptist church by Rev. Swadley, with burial in the Selmore cemetery under direction of T.B. Chaffin of Ozark.

 

Wilson, Dorothy Jean (Thompson) 1935 - 14 Jan 2008 SN-L 15 Jan 2008

[Note: Daughter of John & Nellie (  ) Thompson; married Robert Wilson]

Dorothy Wilson, 72, of Ozark, Mo., left this world on Monday, January 14, 2008. She was a long time worker in the dietary department of St. John's Hospital. Dorothy's favorite thing was being a grandma. Preceding her in death were her parents, John and Nellie Thompson; her husband, Robert Wilson; six brothers; two sisters and two grandchildren. She is survived by one son, Frank Wilson and his wife, Judy; three granddaughters, Brenda Wilson and Terry Butler, Jean and Tommy Hance, and Janell St. Clair; a sister, Opal Cameron; 21 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. There will be a visitation on Wednesday, January 16, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home at Rivermonte, 4500 S. Lone Pine, Springfield, Mo. A funeral service will be Thursday, January 17, 2008, at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with interment in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be made at www.klingner-cope.com.

 

Wilson, Dwight Lyman 24 Feb 1963 – 27 Feb 1963  CCR 7 Mar 1963

[Note: Son of Gene & ? (  ) Wilson]

Funeral services for Dwight Lyman Wilson, three-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Wilson of Route 11, Springfield, who died Wednesday afternoon Feb. 27, in Springfield Baptist Hospital, were at 2 p.m. Sunday in Union City Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. W. H. Barnett officiating. Burial was under direction of Harris of Ozark.

 

Wilson, Earl 6 Feb 1899 - 13 Jan 1906 CCR 25 Jan 1906

[Note: Son of J. Thomas & Gussie E. ( Wuth) Wilson]

The king of terrors has again visited our city and claimed as its victim this time, Little Earl, the youngest child of Sheriff and Mrs. J. T. Wilson. The little fellow had been a sufferer from that dread disease, rheumatism, almost from his infancy. At last the final summons came and the last spark of life went out Saturday night at 11:30. How true the old adage that “Death loves a shining mark.” and “The good die young.” The writer has often watched the little fellow playing on the green sward in the court house yard and noted with sorrow and sympathy his efforts to keep pace with the stronger and more robust children, but often he would have to sit down and only look while the rest would enjoy the play. How we hoped that when the flowers bloomed and the grass was green again the little sufferer would be well and enjoying the sport with his playmates. But our hopes were crushed. When the sod is green again instead of playing on it he will be sleeping quietly beneath it in the silent city of the dead. The brave fight made by the patient little sufferer in the unequal contest enlisted the sympathy of all. His earnest entreaties and pitiful pleadings to those near him for help would have softened a heart of Adamantine and melted the eyes of the most hardened to tears. But his pleadings were all in vain. He has gone the way of all the earth. The little tongue is still, and the childish prattle so dear to papa and mama will be heard no more. What sad thoughts for the heart broken parents. “Papa, I’m going to get up Sunday morning and put on my new suit,” And how dear to every childish heart a new suit. Sunday morning can and the new suit was put on, but on a little form stiff and cold in death. The merry laughter and clatter of little feet are hushed forever. The little brother and sister left behind will build their playhouse without the assistance of little Earl. He will not be there to help carry the pieces of broken dishes to put on the shelf in the corner of the yard as of yore. His fond parents do not weep; we know that darkness has come to you home and sadness and sorrow has filled your hearts for the loss of your dear little boy. But, he is at rest. His frail little body is no longer racked with pain, and you have the great consolation that he is sweetly sleeping in the tender and merciful arms of Him who said, “Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of Heaven.” F. E.

 

Wilson, Ed Duwayne 1961 - 1 Mar 2008 AdamsFH

[Note Son of Charley & Francis (Miebach) Wilson]

Ed Duwayne Wilson, age 46, of Spokane, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2008. He was the son of Charley and Francis (Miebach) Wilson. Ed attended the First Baptist Church of Spokane. He is survived by two uncles, Vern Miebach, and his wife Judy, Albany Oregon, John Armitage, and his wife Jan, of Chestnutridge; and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Dale. A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 9, 2008, at the First Baptist Church in Spokane.

 

Wilson, Edna F. 1879 - 7 Dec 1969  CCR 11 Dec 1969 p8

Funeral services for Mrs. Edna G. Wilson, 90, of Clever, were at 10 p.m. Tuesday in Cantrell Chapel in Clever. The Rev. C. A. Orahood officiated. Graveside services were at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Floral Hills Cemetery at Kansas City. Mrs. Wilson died at 3:10 a.m. Sunday in Springfield Osteopathic Hospital. Surviving are two daughters,  Mrs. Violet Packard, Clever, and Mrs. Bonnie Luther, Sunrise Beach, Mo.; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

 

Wilson, Effie J. 22 Sep 1894 - 10 Jan 1984 OH 19 Jan 1984 p5

Services for Effie J. Wilson, 89, Nixa, were held Jan. 13 at Ottmann Funeral Chapel in Union. Burial was in Union Cemetery. Mrs. Wilson died of natural causes Jan., 10 at Christian County Nursing Home. A resident of Christian County since 1981. Mrs. Wilson was a member of Union Christian Church. Survivors include one son, Herbert, Nixa; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Local arrangements were made by Adams of Ozark.

 

Wilson, Eileen June (Barnett) Asher 10 Mar 1938 - 9 Mar 1983 OH 17 Mar 1983 p8

[Note: Daughter of ? & Elda ( ) Barnett; married ? Asher; married ? Wilson]

Services for Eileen June Wilson, 44, Aurora, were held March 11 at Peterson Funeral Chapel with the Revs. Tom Hargrove and Wesley Hirsch officiating. Burial was in Marionville IOOF Cemetery. Mrs. Wilson was killed March 9 in a car accident on Highway 60. She was a licensed practical nurse in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield. Survivors include three sons, Russell Asker, Aurora, Randy Asher, Springdale, Ark., and Richard Wilson, of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Rhonda MacLellan, Diamond, and Regina Wilson, of the home; three brothers, Willis, Carl and Ervin Barnett, all of Billings; her mother, Mrs. Elda Barnett, Aurora; and one grandson.

 

Wilson, Elizabeth Ann 1959 -18 Dec 1964

Wilson, Billy Joe 1937 - 18 Dec 1964

Wilson, Teresa Kay 1958 - 18 Dec 1964

Wilson, Sheri Sue 1962 - 18 Dec 1964

[Note: Billy Joe - Son of Lloyd & ? (?) Wilson; girls - Daughters of Billy Joe & Linda (Keithley) Wilson]

Funeral services for Billy Joe Wilson, 27, and his three daughters, Teresa Kay, 6, Elizabeth Ann, 5, and Sheri Sue, 2, who died Dec. 18 when flames swept through their home in a logging camp at Noti, Oreg., will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Union Ridge Church east of Union City.  The Rev. Heral Merritt and the Rev. Eli Routh will officiate.  Burial will be in Union Ridge Cemetery under direction of Cantrell of Clever.  Mr. Wilson, a former resident of the Hurley community, is survived by his wife, Linda Kay; a son, Billy Joe, Jr.; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Wilson of Noti; 10 brothers and three sisters.  The children also are survived by their maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Keithley, Route 1, Clever, and six great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Chastain, Clever, Mr. and Mrs. Houston Keithley, Clever, Mrs. Bessie Medlin, Route 2, Crane, and Mrs. Nellie Wilson, Springfield.

 

Wilson, Elene (Hall) 10 Nov 1915 - 29 Dec 2006 CCH-N 10 Jan 2007

[Note: Daughter of Simon & Lizzie (   ) Hall; married 28 Feb 1931 Frederick Wilson]

Elene Wilson was born Nov. 10, 1915, at Keltner to Simon and Lizzie Hall. She departed this life on Dec. 29, 2006, in her Sparta home, at the age of 91 years one month and 19 days. Elene married Frederick Wilson on Feb. 28, 1931, in Ava. Frederick preceded her in death in 2002 after 71 years of marriage. Also preceding her in death were her parents and four siblings: Austin, Euith, Dempsey Hall and Bessie Wilson. Elene lived most of her life in the Ava area, moving to Sparta in 1977 after retiring and selling their farm. She was an avid gardener and active member of Sparta Garden Club. She loved traveling, as well as spending time with family and friends. She is survived by her three children, Russell Wilson and wife Wanda of Ukiah, Calif., Marie Keeter of Atlanta, Ga., Genie Davis and husband Dale of Ava; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-granddaughters; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and several caring friends also to include her special friend Kitty Kat. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007, at 1 p.m., in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Robert Burk officiating. Elene was laid to rest beside her husband Frederick in Hall Cemetery.  The Wilson family requests in lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to St. John's Hospice or the American Cancer Society.  ©Ozarks Newsstand 2007

 

Wilson, Ella Mae (Young) 11 Dec 1912 - 22 Sept 2000

[Note: Daughter of William & Allie (Sanders) Young; married 17 Apr 1932 Virgil Wilson 28 Dec 1909 - 15 Jan 1982]

Ella Mae “Grandma Mae” Wilson, 87, Nixa, Mo., passed away Friday, September 22, 2000, in her home surrounded by her family.  Ella was born Wednesday, December 11, 1912, the daughter of William and Allie (Sanders) Young, Nixa, Mo.  On April 17, 1932, Ella was united in marriage to Virgil Wilson.  Ella was a member of Calvary Bible Church of Nixa.  Ella enjoyed life and loved her family dearly.  Ella was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Virgil, in 1982; and her brothers, Alfred, Fred, Phillip, Raymond and Charley Young.  Survivors include her daughter, Bonnie and her husband, Jim Wiles, Nixa; her grandchildren, Lynette Jarvis and her husband, Joe, Nixa, Sue Jenson and her husband, Dave, Ozark, Cathy Dingus and her husband, Jerry, Nixa, and Robert Sissel and his wife, Genla, Nixa; her great-grandchildren, Misty Cashman, Joe David Jarvis, Kristi Dingus, Kendal Dingus, Morgan Steel and Sara Sissel, all of Nixa; a great-great grandchild, Dylan Cashman, Nixa; three sisters, Mary Herndon, Nixa; Roxie Melton Dadeville; and Lillian Stine and her husband, Pete, Springfield.  Also surviving are other relatives and friends.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, September 25, 2000, in Harris Funeral Home, Nixa, with the Rev. Joseph Fahl officiating.  Burial will be in Delaware Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today in the funeral home.

(Contributed by June Weaver)

 

Wilson, Ellen (Taylor) 23 Dec 1869 - 27 Feb 1952 CCR 6 Mar 1952

[Note: Daughter of Jesse & Martha (  ) Taylor; married 12 Jun 1916 J. T. Wilson]

Ellen Taylor Wilson, daughter of Jesse and Martha Taylor, was born December 23, 1869, near Rogersville, MO, and passed away at the home of Mr. and Mrs. B.C. Klepper in Springfield, February 27, 1952, at the age of 82 years. She was united in marriage to J. T. Wilson, June 12, 1916. Her husband preceded her in death November 6, 1836. At an early age Mrs. Wilson confessed her faith in Christ and united with the Harmony Baptist church. Later she moved her membership to the Ozark Baptist church where she was a faithful member until ill health confined her to her home. Surviving Mrs. Wilson are a step-son and step-daughter, Oliver and Ethel Wilson of the home, four nieces and seven nephews and a host of cousins and friends to whom she was affectionately known as “Aunt Ellen”. Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon in the Ozark Baptist church with Rev. Harold Hurst and Rev N. E. Davison officiating. Interment was in the Smith Cemetery with Marsh Funeral Home of Aurora in charge of arrangements.

 

Wilson, Ellen Louise (Axson) 15 May 1860 - 6 Aug 1914 CCR 14 Aug 1914 p1

[Note: married President Woodrow Wilson]

Mrs. Woodrow Wilson Dead

Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, wife of President Wilson, passed away Thursday evening, August 6 at the White House. Much has been written about Mrs. Wilson. “the first lady of the land” being a lady of high ideals and a great worker in the eh cause of humanity. Funeral services were held at the White House Monday, with burial at Rome, Ga. her girlhood home beside her parents on Tuesday. The President had the sympathy of all good citizens of the nation.

 

Wilson, Elza Odell Wright 9 Mar 1930 - 15 Nov 2006 SN-L 17 Nov 2006

[Note: Son of Cord & Myrtle (Wright) Wilson; married 12 Feb 1955 Betty Eileen Davis]

Elza Odell Wright Wilson, 76, of Rogersville, was born March 9, 1930, in Fordland, Mo., and passed away November 15, 2006, at the Veterans Home in Mt. Vernon, Mo. Odell was the son of Cord Wilson and Myrtle Wright Wilson. He was married to Betty Eileen Davis on February 12, 1955, and to this union four sons were born. Survivors include sons, Kirby Wilson and wife Vivian, Craig Wilson and wife Cheryl, Jeff Wilson and wife Becky, all of Fordland, and Matt Wilson and wife Michell of Rogersville; 15 grandchildren; five step grandchildren; one great-grandson; 10 step great-grandchildren; one step great-great-grandchild; and a brother, Albert Wilson and wife Dorothy of Ozark. Odell was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Lovetta Williams and Modenia Wilson; and brothers, Eugene and William Wilson. Odell served as a deacon at the Springhill Baptist Church for 36 years and served in the U.S. Army in Korea. He was employed at Henningsen Foods and Springfield Public Schools, where he retired from in May 1992. Odell was a loving husband, father and grandpa. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 18, 2006, in Preston-Marsh Funeral Home, Rogersville, with burial in the Springhill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Springhill Cemetery.

 

Wilson, Ernest 3 Jan 1897 - 18 Sep 1988

Services for Ernest Wilson, 91, Clever, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Union Ridge Baptist Church with the Rev. Lloyd Wilson officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery under direction of Meadors Chapel of Clever.  Mr. Wilson died Sunday morning in Aurora Community Hospital.  A retired farmer, he was a member of Union Ridge Baptist Church.  Survivors include two daughters, Wilma White, Preston, Ill., and Maxine Maples, Billings; a sisters, Alta Chastain, Clever; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.  Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today in funeral home.

(Contributed by Hazel Messenger)

 

Wilson, Ethel Mae 2 Apr 1894 - 19 Aug 1972  CCR 24 Aug 1972 p1

[Note: Daughter of  J. Thomas & Gussie E. (Wuth) Wilson]

Miss Ethel Mae Wilson, 78 of Ozark, died at 8:15 a.m. Saturday in Christian County Nursing Home after a long illness. Miss Wilson had been employed in the county clerk’s  and county collector’s offices for 30 years. She was a member of Ozark Christian Church. Surviving is her brother Oliver of the home. Funeral services for Miss Wilson were Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Ozark First Christian Church with the Rev. Conrad Kitchell officiating, Burial was in Ozark cemetery under direction of Adams.

AND

Wilson, Ethel Mae 2 Apr 1894 - 19 Aug 1972  OH 24 Aug 1972 p6

Funeral services for Miss Ethel Mae Wilson, 78 of Ozark were Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Ozark First Christian Church with the Rev. Conrad Kitchell officiating, Burial was in Ozark cemetery under direction of Adams. Miss Edley had been employed in the county clerk’s  and county collector’s offices for 30 years.

 

Wilson, Etta F. 23 Nov 1885 - Oct 1977 OH 20 Oct 1977 p5

CLEVER - Services for Mrs. Etta F. Wilson, 91, Clever, were at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Ayre-Goodwin Chapel in Springfield with the Rev. Loyd Wilson officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. The family will be in the funeral home from 7-8 p.m. today. Mrs. Wilson died at noon Tuesday in Marentha Manor, Springfield, after a long illness. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Odetta Jenkins, 1206 Mt. Vernon, and Mrs. Hazel Messenger, Clever and five grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

 

Wilson, Eva May (Johnson) 14 Jun 1919 - 18 Mar 1999  CCH-N 7 Apr 1999

[Note: Daughter of Isaac Wesley & Margaret Naomi (Parrill) Johnson]

Eva May Wilson, age 79, of Sparta, died Thursday, March 18, 1999 in her home. She was born June 14, 1919 in Swan, Missouri, and was the daughter of Isaac Wesley and Margaret Naomi (Parrill) Johnson. Her parents preceded her in death. Mrs. Wilson was a cosmetologist for many years. Survivors include: her daughter, Jackie Oehling and husband, Allan, Sparta; a grandson, Daniel Patrick Workman, Sparta, and a sister, Mabel Cook, Rich Hill, Missouri. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Saturday, March 20, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Ray Cartwright officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.

 

Wilson, Farce 10 Mar 1919 - 26 Aug 2000  CCH-N 30 Aug 2000

[Note: Son of Arlander & Mertie Mae (Fletcher) Wilson]

Farce Wilson, age 81, of Ozark, passes away Saturday, August 26, 2000 in Ozark Nursing and Care Center. He was born March 10, 1919 near Ava in Douglas County, the son of Arlander Wilson and Mertie Mae Fletcher Wilson. Mr. Wilson was a World War II Veteran and Disabled. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, two brothers, Rolla Wilson and C.C. "Jerry" Wilson, two sisters; Eva Wilson and Opal Cox. Survivors include: four sisters, Sibyl Mendel, Ozark, Gertrude Merkel, Dallas, Texas, Lois Jenkins, Ava, and Neva Wilson, Arlington, Texas; six nephews; ten nieces; and a host of great nephews and nieces, cousins and friends. Funeral services were 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 29, in Vaughn-Oddfellows Cemetery, Ozark, with Chaplin Clyde Heldenbrand officiating. Military honors were presented. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Wilson, Flora (Parker) 1894 - 14 Dec 1979 OH 20 Dec 1979 p8

[Note: married Robert .E. Wilson]

Services for Mrs. Flora Wilson, 85, Clever, will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Hurley Baptist Church with the Rev. Pete Wells officiating. Burial will be in Wright Cemetery under the direction of Meadors of Clever. Mrs. Wilson died Friday afternoon in the home of her son, J., W. Wilson, after a long illness. A lifelong resident of Stone County, Mrs. Wilson was a member of the Hurley Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Robert E.; two sons, J. W., Clever and Fred W., Chino, Calif..; two stepsons, Albert W., Jasper and George, Parsons, Kan.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Dissie Durham, state of Florida and Mrs. Olive Greer, Lockwood; one brother, Henry Parker, Mount Vernon; three grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

AND

Wilson, Flora (Parker) age 84

Mrs. Flora Wilson, 84, Clever, died Friday afternoon in the home of her son, J. W. Wilson, after a long illness.  A lifelong resident of Stone County, Mrs. Wilson was a member of the Hurley Baptist Church.  Surviving are her husband, Robert E.; two sons, J. W., Clever, and Fred W., Chino, Calif.; two stepsons, Albert W., Jasper, and George, Parsons, Kan.; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Dissie Durham, state of Florida, and Mrs. Olive Greer, Lockwood; one brother, Henry Parker, Mount Vernon; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.  Meadors of Clever will announce arrangements.

(Contributed by Hazel Messenger)

 

Wilson, Flora Ethel (Hutter) 9 Jul 1909 - 9 Jun 1972  CCR 15 Jun 1972 p4 & & OH 15 Jun 1972 p7

[Note: married Oliver Wilson]

Mrs. Flora Ethel Wilson, 62, of Keltner, died at 8:20 p.m. Friday, June 9, in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, after a short illness. Mrs. Wilson was a member of Sparta Christian Church. Surviving are her husband, Oliver; a son, Joseph Wilson of Brownsburg, Ind.; a daughter, Mrs. Flora Coffman, Strafford; three brothers, Joe and Clinton, Hutter, both of Augusta, Kan. and John Hutter, Hoisington, Kan.; two sisters, Mrs. Edith Buddette, Ozark and Mrs. Bertha Reeves, Anaheim, Calif. and four grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Sparta Christian Church with the Rev. James Nutter officiating. The body was taken to the Dunnsford Funeral Home in Augusta, Kan. with graveside services at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Elmwood Cemetery.


Wilson, Franklin 24 Aug 1903 - 22 Mar 1936 CCR 26 Mar 1936 p5

[Note: Son of James W. & Dora (Smith) Wilson]

Funeral services for Franklin Wilson, 33, who died Sunday, March 22, were held Tuesday, March 24 at 2:30 p.m. in the Oak Ridge church, Rev. L.L. Carpenter of Amoret, MO, officiating with burial in the cemetery there under the direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. The deceased is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Wilson and one brother and one sister, both living in Kansas.

 

Wilson, Frederick Hamilton 16 Aug 1912 - 30 Jul 2002  CCH-N 14 Aug 2002

[Note: Son of John & Nancy Jane (Brumley) Wilson; married 1931 Elene]

Frederick Hamilton Wilson, 89, Sparta, died July 30, 2002, in his home. A retired cattle farmer and trucker, he was born Aug. 16, 1912, in Chadwick to Nancy Jane (Brumley) and John Wilson, a civil war veteran. Survivors include his loving wife of 71 years, Elene, of the home; one son Russell Wilson and wife Ukiah, California; two daughters Marie Keeter, Atlanta, Ga., and Genie Davis and husband Dale, Ava; six grandsons; one granddaughter, 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters Celesta Holt, Olympia, Wash., and Viola Bloomer, Kansas City. Funeral services were held Aug. 3 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Kenneth Lupton officiating. Burial followed in Hall Cemetery, east of Oldfield. The Wilson family requests donations be made to Community Hospices of America in care of Barnes Family Funeral Home, PO. Box 796, Ozark, Mo. 65721.

 

Wilson, Garry Dean 1943 - Aug 2011 SN-L 4 Aug 2011

Garry Dean Wilson, 68, Crane. Arrangements: Meadors Funeral Home, Clever.

 

Wilson, Gustin Randell “Gus” 22 Jun 1891 - 12 Feb 1968 CCR 15 Feb 1968 p4

[Note: Son of  Manson Jahue & Lula Tennessee (Woods) Wilson; married  Lela Ethel Potter 8 Oct 1893 - 8 Nov 1978]

Gustin “Gus” R. Wilson, 76, who resided southwest of Nixa, died Monday of an apparent heart attack in the home of a neighbor while helping with farm work. Mr. Wilson was a member of Cass Chapel Baptist Church in Fordland. He had lived in Nixa the past six years. Surviving are his wife, Ethel, of the home; two sons, Clayton, Ozark, and Clifford, Oklahoma City, Okla.; a daughter, Mrs. Clamah Melton, Nixa; six grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; and two brothers, Cord and Claud, both of Fordland. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Calvary Bible Church in Nixa with the Rev. Joseph M. Fahl officiating. Burial will be in Pembina Cemetery northeast of Nixa under direction of Harris of Nixa

 

Wilson, Henry 25 Oct 1877 - 12 May 1934 CCR 17 May 1934 p8

[Note: married 13 Mar 1903 Rosa Eutsler; no MO DC found]

Henry Wilson was born Oct. 25, 1877, in Vernon county, Mo., and departed this life in the Sanatorium at Mt. Vernon, Mo., May 12, 1934 at the age of 56 years, 6 months and 17 days. He was married to Rosa Eutsler March 13, 1903. She preceded him in death about three years ago. The survivors are an adopted daughter, Mrs. Mable Ebersoll of Clever, two half sisters and two grandchildren. He was converted at an early age and at the time of his death was a member of the Brown Springs Baptist church. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 13, at 2 p.m. at the Brown Springs Baptist church, conducted by Rev. Robert Baker, of Springfield. Burial was made in the Marionville cemetery under direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever, Mo.


Willoughby, William A. 1877 - 20 Feb 1958  SN-P 21 Feb 1958

[Note: Son of Henry C. & Margaret C. (Sanders) Willoughby]

William A. Willoughby, 80, died at 7:30 p.m. yesterday in a local hospital following a long illness. He had been a resident of Sunshine Acres for several months. Survivors include one son, Lester of Kansas City; and five brothers, Elijah, 1157 South Scenic, Elisha, 422 South Market, Marshall and Frank of Nixa, and Bert of Clever. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Rainey Chapel with the Rev. Henry Long officiating. Burial will be in Manley Cemetery. Springfield (MO) Leader-Press, February 21, 1958.

 

Willoughby, William Clay 28 Apr 1904 - 28 Mar 1990 OH 5 Apr 1990

[Note: Son of Elijah Will & Nancy Treva (Shelton) Willoughby; married 1928 Wilma Walker]

William Clay Willoughby, 86, born in Stone County to Elijah and Treva Shelton Willoughby, died March 28 in San Antonio, Texas, where he had lived the past year to be near his daughter and family. He was married to Wilma Walker in 1928. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years; his parents; and two brothers, Raymond and Don, He is survived by his daughter, Betty Smisek; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; a sister, Marie Braye, Springfield; many cousins and a host of friends. He was employed with Texaco, Dennis and Willoughby oil companies, Springfield. He was also an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman. Memorial contributions may be made to cancer, heart, wildlife associations or organization of choice.

 

Willoughby, Zula Cornell (Pearce) 27 Oct 1917 - 13 Feb 1991 NN-E 21 Feb 1991

[Note: Daughter of Cowan Charles & Bertie (Nelson) Pearce; married Javen W. Willoughby 14 Mar 1918 - 20 Jul 1982]

Zula Cornell Willoughby, 73, Nixa, died at 9:49 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 1991, in Cox Medical Center South. She was born Oct. 27, 1917, to Cowan and Bertie Pearce in Clever. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Nixa for a many years, and the Nixa Garden Club. She was secretary and treasurer for Delaware Cemetery for the past 20 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Javen Willoughby, in 1982. She is survived by a daughter, Janice Gamble, and her husband, David, Springfield; two grandchildren, Dean Gamble, St. Louis, and Paula Gamble, Nashville, Tenn.; a sister, Marcella Roberts, Springfield; two brothers, Orville Pearce, Nixa, and Andrew Pearce, Springfield; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Services were Friday in First Baptist Church, Nixa, with the Revs. Richard Eakins and Kenneth Bandy officiating. Burial was in Delaware Cemetery under direction of Harris Colonial Chapel, Nixa. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church in Nixa, in Willoughby's name.

 

Wills, Alice M. (Chapman) 7 Dec 1855 - 2 Dec 1947 CCR 4 Dec 1947 p1

[Note: Daughter of Mathew & Rachel (Horn) Chapman; married 27 Oct 1874 Charles W. Wills 29 May 1854 - 15 Aug 1918]

Alice M. Wills, widow of Charles W. Wills, died Dec. 2, 1947, at 8:30 a.m., at the age of 91 years, 11 months, and 25 days. She was born in Christian County, Mo., on Dec. 7, 1855, the daughter of Matthew Chapman and Rachel Horn Chapman. Her parents came to this country from the state of Tennessee. She was married in October, 1874, to Charles W. Wills, farmer and stockman of Ozark, Mo., who preceded her in death on Aug. 15, 1918. To this marriage was born one daughter, Gussie Crain, wife of T.C. Crain of Ozark, Mo., who survives her. Mrs. Wills lived her entire life in Christian County, Mo. She was also survived by one sister, Emma Madding of Springfield, Mo., who also died on the same date. Other survivors are four grandchildren, Arthur C. Crain of Ashland, Kentucky, Martha Green of Springfield, Mo., Ruth Garrison and Joe C. Crain of Ozark, Mo. Also by nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Ozark Methodist church. Funeral services will be held at the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark, Mo., on Friday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m. with burial in the Pembina cemetery.

 

Wills, Caleb Dines 1848 - 23 Jul 1921 CCR 29 Jul 1921 p1

[Note: Son of  Peter Lewis & Elizabeth (Crabtree) Wills; married  Rachel Harriett Karshner 1848 - 1922]

One of nature’s nobelmen, Dines Wills of Greene County, passed away the morning of July 23, 1921, at the age of 73 years. He was a successful tiller of the soil to which his body has returned, honorable and honest in business. He leaves a wife and eight children, all farmers except one, Mason, a mechanic in Springfield. He belonged to no church or creed. He was laid to rest Sunday afternoon in the Pembina cemetery. -- A Friend

 

Wills, Charles Lee 10 Dec 1926 - 7 Dec 1998  CCH-N 9 Dec 1998

[Note: Son of Herman Loe & Dollie May (Gray) Wills; married 27 Aug 1952 Jean Stehle]

Charles Lee Wills, 71, of Rogersville, passed away Monday afternoon at him home. Charlie was born on December 10, 1926 in Rogersville to Herman Loe Wills and Dollie May Gray Wills. He was a graduate of Rogersville High School class of 1944. He served his county in the US Navy during WW II and was married to Jean Stehle on August 27, 1952. Charlie was a Professional Craftsman building and repairing Fiddles and Guitars, he was a accomplished Bee Keeper and member of the Bee Keepers Association. He was a member and Deacon of the Harmony Baptist Church and was a Sunday School Teacher. Charlie was active in the choir and sang in the Men’s Quartet and was a member of the Harmony String Band which played regularly. He loved singing and playing all his life. Surviving is his wife, Jean of the home; one son Stephen Wills of Rogersville and one daughter Susie Wills of Paducah, Kentucky; one sister LaNell Walker and her husband Joe of Salt Lake City Utah; three grandchildren Dylan Rook, Charles Rook, and Preston Rook; three nephews Stan, Todd and Ross Walker, and three great nieces and nephews and many friends. Charlie was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother. Services were held on Thursday, December 3, at the Harmony Baptist Church, Rogersville with burial in the Pembina Cemetery. Memorial may be made to the Harmony Baptist Church.

 

Wills, Charles W. 29 May 1854 - 15 Aug 1918 CCR 23 Aug 1978 p1

[Note: Son of  Peter Lewis & Elizabeth (Crabtree) Wills; married  22 Oct 1874 CCM Alice M. Chapman 7 Dec 1855 - 2 Dec 1947]

After a lingering illness of many months, Charles W. Wills an old resident and well known prominent farmer and stockman died at his home in Ozark at 1:45 p.m. last Thursday evening, aged 64 years. Funeral services were held Friday morning at the home, conducted by Rev. L. H. Maples of the local Baptist church, followed with interment at the Kelly cemetery, in the neighborhood of the old home. Mr. Wills leaves a widow and one daughter, Mrs. T. C. Crain and five grandchildren of his immediate family. Mr. Wills was the youngest son in a family of ten children, six sons and four daughters. This is the first death among the children, the youngest being 61 years old. Lewis Wills, the father of the deceased, was one of the pioneer settlers in the county, coming from Virginia.

 

Wills, Edna May 15 Aug 1912 - 16 Aug 1962 CCR 23 Aug 1962 p4

[Note: Daughter of  James Clyde & Nancy Ann “Anna” (Stone) Wills]

Miss Edna May Wills, 50, of Route 2, Rogersville, died at 1:30 a.m. Thursday in Springfield after a long illness. She was a lifelong resident of the Linden community. Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Anna Wills, a brother Clifford and a sister, Miss Mamie Wills, all of the home and another sister, Mrs. Murial Roberts, 2046 South Delaware, in Springfield. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Chaffin Chapel here with Duane Bray officiating. Burial was in Linden Cemetery.

 

Wills, Geneva A. J. (Chapman) 14 Nov 1859 - 13 May 1951 CCR 17 May 1951

[Note: Daughter of Stanford & Drucilla Ann (Horn) Chapman; married 3 Feb 1881 L. P Wills 16 Jan 1850 - 28 May 1934]

Mrs. Geniva Wills, 91, lifelong resident of Christian county, died Sunday May 13, in Haguewood hospital, Ozark. Mrs. Willis had been in ill health since suffering a fractured hip several years ago. Daughter of Stanford and Ann Chapman, she was born Nov. 14, 1859, and was married to L. P. Wills of Ozark in 1881. Survivors include a brother, Seymour Chapman of Highlandville; two sisters, Mrs. Ella Reed and Mrs. Zoe Gibson, both of Ozark, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday in Chaffin chapel in Ozark. Burial was in Chapman cemetery with Chaffin Funeral Home in charge.

 

Wills, George W. 7 Apr 1852 - 9 Sep 1940 CCR 12 Sep 1940 p1

[Note: Son of Peter Lewis & Elizabeth (Crabtree) Wills; married 22 Oct 1874 CCM Mary Elizabeth Chapman 3 Oct 1853 - 7 Dec 1934]

George W. Wills was born near Ozark, Mo., April 7, 1852, and departed this life Monday, Sept. 9, 1940, at the age of 88 years. He was married to Mary Elizabeth Chapman Oct. 22, 1874. To this union three children were born, Flossie, Clyde and Regis. Of these, Flossie Waggoner and Clyde Wills survive. Other survivors include eight grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 2 p.m. in the Center Point church by Bro. Enmon of Springfield, Mo., with burial in the Pembina cemetery under direction of T.B. Chaffin of Ozark.

 

Wills, Georgina “Gina” (Cowan) 29 Dec 1887 - 4 Aug 1970 CCR 6 Aug 1970 p8

[Note: Daughter of  George & Sarah Jane (Patterson) Cowan; married  Regies M. Wills 17 Apr 1882 - 16 Feb 1934]

Mrs. Georgina Wills, 81, died at 8:25 p.m. Tuesday in a Lamar nursing home, where she had been a patient since January. Mrs. Wills was a native of Christian County and spent most of her life in Springfield before moving to Lamar four years ago, She was a member of Center Point Church of Christ. She is survived by two sons, Vance of Lomposc, Calif. and Verl of Adrian; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Edna Jane Cowan of Fort Worth, Tex. Services will be announced by Harris of Ozark.

Wills, Herbert Baxter 11 Jul 1890 - 16 Mar 1988 &  Mary Elizabeth Finkbinder 1 Nov 1894 - 1 Jul 1989 OH 30 Aug 1984 p2

[Note: Son of Caleb Dines & Rachel Harriet (Kerschner) Willis & Daughter of Melvin “Mehl: & Luella “Lula” (Horn) Finkbiner; married 28 Aug 1913 CCM]

Wills Celebrate 71st Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Baxter Wills, Rogersville, celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary Aug. 23 at their home. Those surprising them with homemade ice cream and cake were: their daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Ward (Kathleen) Parson, Ozark, Mrs. Reba Hanson, Springfield, and Mrs. Harriet Hamilton, Rogersville; and the Wills grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Parson and Marna, Ozark, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Parson and Jodie, Nixa, Mr. and Mrs. Barry Hansen, Caulfield and Mr. and Mrs. Russell Duker and Rebecca, Springfield.

Wills, Herbert Baxter 11 Jul 1890 - 16 Mar 1988  OH 24 Mar 1988

[Note: Son of Caleb Dines & Rachel Harriet (Kerschner) Wills; married Mary Elizabeth Finkbiner 1 Nov 1894 - 1 Jul 1989]

Baxter Wills, 97, of Route 4, Rogersville, died at 5:20 p.m. March 16 in Riverview Manor, Ozark. Services for Mr. Wills were held Friday in the Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was in Pembina Cemetery, near Rogersville. A retired farmer, Mr. Wills was a lifelong resident of the Rogersville area. He was born July 11, 1890, to Caleb Dines Wills and Harriet (Kerschner) Wills. His survivors include his wife, Mary, of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Katherine Parson, Ozark, Mrs. Reba Hansen, Springfield, and Mrs. Harriet Hamilton, Rogersville; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Wills, James Clifford 11 Jun 1917 - 15 Sep 2000  CCH-N 20 Sep 2000

[Note: Son of James Clyde & Nancy Ann “Anna” (Stone) Wills; married 18 Dec 1971 Edith Lawson]

James Clifford Wills, 83, of Rogersville, Missouri passed away Friday, September 15, 2000 at his home. Clifford, the son of James Clyde and Anna Stone Wills was born Monday, June 11, 1917 in Kenton, Missouri. Clifford was a farmer and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Clifford enjoyed fishing and traveling and sightseeing in the Ozarks. On December 18, 1971, Clifford was united in marriage to Edith Lawson. Clifford was preceded in death by his parents; and three sister; Muriel, Mamie, and Edna. Survivors include: his wife, Edith; a niece, Helen Gaither of Austin, Texas; also surviving are other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, September 18, 2000 at Harris Funeral Home with the Reverend James "Hobo" Applegate officiating. Burial followed at the Linden Cemetery, Linden, Missouri. All services were under the care of Harris Funeral Home of Ozark, Missouri.

 

Wills, James Clyde 20 Mar 1879 - 22 Dec 1956 CCR 3 Jan 1957 p2

[Note: Son of George W. & Mary Elizabeth (Chapman) Wills; married Nancy Ann “Anna” Stone Oct 1883 - 4 Aug 1964]

Funeral services for James Clyde Wills, 77, who died December 22 at his home near Linden were held December 26 at the Chaffin Funeral Chapel in Ozark, with burial in the Linden Cemetery under direction of Chaffin. A native of Christian County, he lived his entire life in the Linden community. He ran a general store there for 18 years and later engaged in general farming. Mr. Wills had suffered from a heart ailment for the past two years. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nancy Ann Stone Wills to whom he was married in1900; one son, Clifford Wills; three daughters, Mrs. Muriel Roberts of Springfield and Edna and Mamie of the home; one sister, Mrs. Flossie Waggoner of Rogersville, three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

 

Wills, John F. 1 Mar 1846 - 31 Mar 1929 CCR 4 Apr 1929

[Note: Son of Peter Louis & Elizabeth (Crabtree) Wills; married 1868 Mary Eliza Cloud]

Another Veteran Passes Away

Death claimed J. F. Wills, well known citizen of the Norwich Milton community, at his home on Sunday afternoon, March 31st, between five and six o’clock. Mr. Wills had been in poor health for several months, His death is mourned by a large number of relatives and friends. As one of the earliest settlers in this part of the state, he has seen the west transform from the wild plains to the present garden spot of the state. His memory was honored by one of the largest funeral congregations ever assembled in the Methodist church in Norwich. Services were held on Wednesday afternoon and interment was in the Upchurch cemetery. [no location or source given]

John F. Wills was born near Ozark, Missouri March 1, 1846 where he lived until manhood. He departed this life March 31, 1929, at his home near Milton, Kansas, age 83 years and one month. At eighteen years of age, he enlisted in Company M, 16th Regiment of Cavalry and was made corporal under Captain George Taylor. In the year 1968. He was married to Mary Eliza Cloud. To this union were born ten children, three having preceded him in death. There remain to mourn his death the faithful wife and seven children, twenty-one grandchildren, twenty-eight great grandchildren, two sisters, three brothers, and a host of other relatives and friends. After his marriage he and his wife went to housekeeping on a farm near Sparta, Missouri where they lived twelve years. Then he came to Kansas and pre-empted the farm on which he spent the rest of his life. He came without the family and made the first crop and then returned to Missouri and moved his family here, arriving on the evening of October 27th, 1880. Mr. Wills was born of strong, sturdy stock which made him able to stay in what was the west, braving the winds and storms which were so common in the early days of Kansas. He was still living on the farm he had homesteaded was the only man in Eden Township to have that distinction. He was not afraid to speak his views on any question that came up. He was loved by all who knew him. No child ever knew Grandpa Wills that did not love him, for he loved all the children. Altho sorrow and hardships have come into the life of this father and mother that others have never had to bear, he has been ever faithful and true to his obligations as a father, and God has a great reward for a kind and loving character such as he. Mr. and Mrs. Wills united with the Methodist church in the year 1893 after they worked with and helped to support the Methodist church at Milton, Kansas. About a year and a half ago, uncle John renewed his covenant with God, consecrated to his Savior and since that time has been happily awaiting the Father’s summons to his home above. After a short service at the home conducted by Rev. Lyon, the funeral was held in the Methodist church at Norwich, Rev.. John Millsap and Rev. Lyon officiating. The body was laid to rest in the Upchurch cemetery -- Norwich (Kansas) Messenger of April 4th

 

Wills, Lewis Pascal “Pad” 16 Jan 1850 - 28 May 1933 CCR 25 May 1933 p8

[Note: Son of Peter Lewis & Mary Elizabeth (Crabtree) Wills; married 3 Feb 1881 Geneva A. J. Chapman 14 Nov 1859 - 12 May 1951; tombstone says 16 Jan 1850 - 28 May 1933; obit says 3 Apr 1810 (sic) - 29 May 1933, age 83]

L.P. Wills, aged 83, died Monday evening at his home north of Ozark, after a short illness subsequent to a stroke of apoplexy. He is survived by a widow and a host of immediate relatives. Funeral services were held Wednesday. A more detailed obituary will appear next week.

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Wills, Lewis Pascal “Pad” 16 Jan 1850 - 28 May 1933 CCR 8 Jun 1933 p1

Lewis Pascal Wills, son of Lewis Wills, an early settler of this country, was born April 3, 1810, and died May 29, 1933, he having reached the age of 83 years, one month and a few days. He was married on Feb. 3, 1881 to Miss Geneva Chapman, who survives him. In July 1887 he moved to Billings, where he resided until 1923, when he returned to Ozark and has lived at his present home until his decease. In 1922 during his residence in Billings, he united with the Baptist church. He is survived by two brothers and one sister. A brother, Pete Wills, who lives in Kansas, George Wills, who lives near Ozark and a sister, Mrs. Cloud, who lives in Winfield, Kansas. “Pad” Wills, as he was familiarly known by his relatives and friends, belonged to a generation that is fast passing from us. He was a man of unfailing courage and honesty; his word was as good as any man’s bond. He leaves a host of relatives and friends to mourn for him. There is no Death-what seems so is transition; this life of mortal breath is but a suburb of that life Elysian whose portals we call death.” Funeral services were conducted at the home Wednesday afternoon, May 31, with Rev. Ross Carter officiating. Burial was made in the Chapman cemetery under the direction of B.C. Klepper.

 

Wills, Mary Elizabeth (Finkbiner) 1 Nov 1894 - 1 Jul 1989  OH 6 Jul 1989

[Note: Daughter of Melvin “Mehl“ & Luella “Lula“ (Horn) Finkbiner; married Herman Baxter Wills 11 Jul 1890 - 16 Mar 1988]

Mary E. Wills, 94, of Rogersville, died at 11:40 a.m. July 1 in her home following a long illness. Services for Mrs. Wills were held July 3 in the Adams Funeral Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was in Pembina Cemetery. Mrs. Wills was born Nov. 1, 1894, near Mentor, Missouri, the daughter of Melvin and Louella (Horn) Finkbiner. A lifelong resident of the community, she was a homemaker and a member of the Harmony Baptist Church. She is survived by three daughters, Kathryn Parson, Ozark, Reba Hansen, Springfield, and Harriet Hamilton, Rogersville; one sister, Lora Bell Ewing, Arlington, California; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

 

Wills, Mary Eliza (Cloud) 22 Jan 1851 - 5 Jul 1936 CCR 16 Jul 1936 p8

[Note: married 7 Jan 1868 John F. Wills; no death certificate]

Mrs. T.W. Estes of Milton, Kansas, sends us the following account of the death of her mother, Mrs. Mary E. Wills of Milton. Mrs. Mills had been a subscriber of this paper for 45 years and has many relatives in the vicinity of Ozark and Springfield. Mary Eliza Cloud was born near Springfield, MO, on Jan. 22, 1851, and departed this life July 5, 1936, at the age of 85 years, 5 months and 7 days, at her home near Milton. She was married to John F. Wills on Jan. 7, 1866, he having preceded her in death seven years. Ten children were born to this union: Mrs. Mollie Weathered, P.J. and Allen passed on before, Howard and Lewis live in California, Mrs. Willis Smith of Norwich, Mrs. Tom Estes of Milton, Alice, Dora and Tom still live at home. She also leaves 20 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, two brothers, Will cloud has made his home with her these last three years, Edd Cloud of Springfield, MO, a number of other relatives and a host of friends are left to mourn her loss. In an early day she joined the Norwich M.E. church of which she is still a member, but of later years had given her support to the Milton church because of being closer. She lived to learn what pioneer life meant having come here when Kansas was nothing but a vast prairie. She knew what the signal “Prairie Fire is coming” meant. She knew what it was to cool the fevered brow of a sick neighbor. Many a lonesome, homesick day has passed in her early life. But as time passed by she busied herself planting and building to help make the home which now stands as a beautiful monument to she and her husband’s life in this community. It has been said many times of Grandma Wills. “Her life was a patient, sacrificial one, a friend to every one with ill will toward none.” She will be greatly missed by all her loved ones. The funeral was held at the Norwich Methodist church at 2:30 p.m. today. Rev. Milsap had charge of the services and burial was in the Up-church cemetery.

 

Wills, Nancy Ann “Anna” (Stone) Oct 1883 - 4 Aug 1964      CCR 6 Aug 1964 p1

[Note: Daughter of Robert Brown “Bob“ & Caledonia D. “Callie“ (Walker) Stone; married James Clyde Wills 20 Mar 1879 - 22 Dec 1956]

Mrs. Anna Wills, 80, died at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday in her home at Linden. She was a lifelong resident of that community. Survivors include a son, Clifford, of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Muriel Roberts, Branson and Miss Mamie Wills, also of the home; three grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Harris Chapel at Ozark. Dwayne Bray will officiate, and burial will be in Linden Cemetery.

 

Wills, Peter Lloyd 18 Mar 1842 - May 1934 CCR 31 May 1934 p1

[Note: Son of Peter Lewis & Elizabeth (Crabtree) Wills; married 2 Jan 1866 Louisana Cloud]

The paper at Norwich, Kansas, last week carried the following obituary, which will be of interest to many in this county. Peter L. Wills, the last Civil War veteran living at Norwich and one of the five remaining in Kingman county passed away there Saturday noon after a lingering illness. He was one of the oldest and earliest settlers in the part of the county. Peter L. Wills, the last Civil War veteran living at Norwich and one of the five remaining in Kingman county passed away there Saturday noon after a lingering illness. Peter Lloyd Wills was born in Virginia, March 18, 1842. He died at his home in Norwich, Kansas, May 12, 1934, at the age of 92 years, 1 month and 24 days. When he was a small boy, Mr. Wills went to Missouri with his parents. On Aug. 6, 1861, at the age 19, he enlisted in the Sixth Missouri Cavalry. He served under General Grant in the siege of Vicksburg and was wounded Christmas evening in 1862 at Helena, Arkansas. He was united in marriage to Louisana Cloud on Jan. 2, 1866. Nine children were born to this union, three of whom preceded him in death. The six who survive him are Elizabeth Brewer, Will Wills, John Wills, Frank Wills, and Hattie Lassiter of Norwich and May Hunt of Maders, CA. He is an uncle of Mark and Fred Cloud of Kingman. In 1875 he fled to his homestead which was in Sedgwick county just over the line from Kingman county. Two years later he moved to a farm one mile east of Norwich where he made a home for his family until about 16 years ago when they moved to Norwich. Mr. Wills served the first jury empanelled in Kingman county. He was one of a family of ten children. The youngest was past 60 years of age at the time of the first death. Two of the number are still living, Mrs. Jane Cloud of Winfield, Kansas, the youngest, and George Wills of Christian County, Missouri. Mr. Wills was an honest man in all his dealing. He relived his war experienced and could tell his war stories in a very interesting manner. He was a lover of flowers and as long as he was able he kept his yard so it was a show place of Norwich and he often took huge bouquets to friends and sick ones. Although he was a lover of flowers he requested that there be no flowers at his funeral. He believed in flowers for the living. Funeral services were held at the home last Sunday and burial was made at the Upchurch cemetery beside his wife who preceded him in death 11 years ago. The services were in charge of the I.O.O.F. lodge of which he was a charter member. It was the request of Mr. Wills that only simple rites be held over his body and in keeping with his desires, this was carried out throughout the services held in his behalf.

 

Wills, Regies M. 17 Apr 1882 - 16 Feb 1934 CCR 22 Feb 1934 p4

[Note: Son of George W. & Mary Elizabeth (Chapman) Wills; married 12 Jun 1909

Georgina "Gina" Cowan 29 Dec 1887 - 4 Aug 1970]

Regis Wills, aged 51 years, of 721 East Monroe Street, Springfield, died at the Baptist hospital in Springfield on Friday, Feb. 16. He is survived by the widow and two sons, Veryl and Vance, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Wills, who lived north of Ozark, one brother, Clyde of Linden and one sister, Mrs. Wes Waggoner. Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Center Point church with Rev. Sanderson of Springfield officiating, with burial in the Pembina cemetery under the direction of T.B. Chaffin

 

Wills, Vance Cowan 14 Sep 1912 - 25 Jul 1981  OH 6 Aug 1981 p10

[Note: Son of  Regies M. & Georgina "Gina" (Cowan) Wills; married Peggy; middle initial in obit and gravestone differ]

Services for Vance E. Wills, 68, Tacoma, Wash., formerly of Ozark, were held July 30 in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with Dwayne Bray officiating. Burial was in Pembina Cemetery. Mr. Wills died July 25 in Madigan Army Medical Center in  Tacoma after a short illness. Among those surviving are his wife, Peggy of the home and daughter, Mrs. Peggy Brennan, Copperas Cove, Texas.

 

 

Wills, Verl George 20 Apr 1910 - 20 Nov 1974  OH 28 Nov 1974 p8

[Note: Son of Regis M. & Sara Georgina “Gina” (Cowan) Wills; married 9 Feb 1935 Anna Marie Gammon  29 May 1914 - 9 Jan 1997]

Verl George Wills, 64, son of Regis M. Wills and Sara G. Cowan Wills, was born April 20, 1910 at Linden, Missouri. He was married to Anna Marie Gammon on February 9, 1935 in Springfield, Missouri. He is survived by his wife of the home at Adrian, one son, Robert L. Wills, Springfield, Missouri and one daughter, Mrs. Judy A. of Lamar, Missouri; one brother, Vance C. Wills, Lompoc, California and four grandchildren. Up until his recent retirement, Mr. Wills had owned and managed grain elevators in Greenfield and Adrian, Missouri. Services were held at the Atkinson-Dickey in Adrian, Missouri, Saturday the 23rd of November, 1974 with burial in Pembina Cemetery near Ozark, Missouri.

Wills, Wilma Ruth 29 Jul 1920 - 22 Feb 1932 CCR 3 Mar 1932 p5

[Note: Daughter of John & Susie ( ) Wills]

Wilma Ruth Wills was born July 29, 1920, in Norwich, Kan., and passed away Feb. 22, 1932, in the Wesley Hospital at Wichita, Kan., aged 11 years, 6 months and 23 days. She leaves to mourn her departure her parents, John and Susie Wills, a little sister Dorothy Mae, her grandfather, P.L. Wills and a host of other relatives and friends. The funeral services were held at the Christian church in Norwich on Wednesday, Feb. 24. Ruth’s grandmother, Mrs. P.L. Wills, deceased, was a sister to Mrs. Stanley Clayman’s mother, Mrs. W.S. Chapman, deceased. Ruth has several other blood relatives in Ozark and vicinity.

Wilson, Albert Olen 11 Nov 1923 - 24 May 2008 SN-L 25 May 2008

[Note: Son of Cord & Myrtle (Wright) Wilson; married 26 Jun 1947 Dorothy Ellen McHaffie]

Albert Olen Wilson, age 84, of Ozark, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2008, in Missouri Veterans Home, Mt. Vernon. He was born November 11, 1923, in Fordland, the son of Cord and Myrtle (Wright) Wilson. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. On June 26, 1947, he and Dorothy Ellen McHaffie were united in marriage. Mr. Wilson retired from Sweetheart Cup Company. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; a son, Randal Wilson and wife, Connie, Springfield; a grandson, Cord Wilson and wife, Christy, Fordland; a great-grandson, Cord Wilson; two sisters-in-law, Eileen Davis Wilson and Helen Sartin Wilson; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Lovetta Williams and Modenia Wilson; three brothers, William, Eugene and Odell Wilson; and his parents. A graveside funeral with military honors will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, in New Galloway Section, Rivermonte Memorial Gardens. In honor of his life, visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, for friends and family.

Wilson, Alfred W. 6 Mar 1836 - 9 Jan 1920 CCR 16 Jan 1920 p1

[Note: married Lavanche Mead 9 Aug 1840 - 19 Nov 1923]

Mr. Wilson, aged 84 years living near Spokane died Friday and was buried Saturday at the Spokane cemetery.

 

Wilson, Allie J. (Johnson) 13 Jun 1891 - 4 Jan 1987 OH 8 Jan 1987 p5

[Note: Daughter of Woodson Tyler & Mary Green (Hilton) Johnson; no legible tombstone in Weaver Cemetery]

Services for Allie J, Wilson, 95, Ozark, were held Jan. 6 in Harris Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Johnson officiating. Burial was in Weaver Cemetery near Ozark. Mrs. Wilson died Jan. 4 in Springfield Community Hospital following a short illness. She was born in Spokane and at the time of her death she was a member of Bethel Baptist Church of Tucson, Ariz. She had taught in various rural school districts in Christian and neighboring counties. She returned to Ozark from Florida in 1956. Survivors include a brother, Raymond Johnson, Ozark and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

Wilson, Alma Mae (Sawyer) Murray 25 Jul 1918 - 10 Aug 2005 SN-L 11 Aug 2005
[Note: Daughter of Charles & Mattie (Harris) Sawyer; married first ? Murray; married Dr. Rufus F. "Doc" Wilson 12 Apr 1909 - 3 Jun 1991]

Alma Mae Wilson, age 87, of Nixa, passed away Wednesday, August 10, 2005, in Ozark Riverview Manor. She was born July 25, 1918, the fourth child of Charles and Mattie (Harris) Sawyer. She was a longtime faithful member of Nixa Christian Church. She served as president and secretary-treasurer of Christian Women's Fellowship, and as a member of the outreach committee. She was a 50 year member of Ozark Chapter #98, Order of the Eastern Star. She was a member of the White Shrine of Jerusalem in Eminence and later in Springfield. She worked alongside her husband, Dr. Rufus F. "Doc" Wilson for many years, and served as Chairperson for the Ladies Auxiliary of Physicians and Surgeons in 1983. Mrs. Wilson was a devoted wife and mother and she always considered her family to be her greatest treasure. She was loved and respected by all who knew her and she will be greatly missed. Survivors include four children, Dr. Evelyn Sconce, Dallas, Texas, Gary Murray and his wife, Macanna, Nixa, Louise Williams and her husband, Jim, Leawood, Kan., and Joe Wilson, Nixa; nine grandchildren: Dr. Jeffrey Sconce and his wife, Dr. Lynn Sconce; Scott Murray; Jason Murray and his wife, Ixchel; Dr. Melinda Murray; Caitlin Williams; Thomas Wilson and his wife, Janine; Joseph Wilson; Preslee Wilson; and Meghaan Russell; three great-grandchildren, Hunter Wilson, Christian Wilson, and Andre Murray; a brother, Guy Sawyer, Bolivar; and two sisters, Charlene Neil, Harrisonville, and Neva Gannaway, Kansas City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Rufus F. "Doc" Wilson, five siblings, and her parents. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, August 12, 2005, in Nixa Christian Church with Dr. Rod Cannedy officiating. Burial will follow in Schupbach Cemetery, Spokane. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Memorial donations may be made to Seasons Hospice, 1354 E. Kingsley, Springfield, MO 65804.

 

Wilson, Annie 1848 - 2 Mar 1936 CCR 5 Mar 1936 p1

[Note: no death certificate for any Wilson dying in Missouri 2 Mar 1936; however, there is a death certificate for Anna Wilson 6 Dec 1847 - 17 Aug 1936, daughter of Anderson & Mary (Fortner) Herson and widow of William Wilson who died in Springfield, Greene County, MO five and a half months after this woman]

Mrs. Annie Wilson, aged 87 years died at her home near Turner Monday, March 2. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 6 at 11 a.m. in the Oak Grove church, with burial there under the direction of the B.C. Klepper Funeral Home.

 

Wilson, Arlena J. (Goddard) 22 May 1875 - 15 Jul 1967  CCR 6 Jul 1967 p1

[Note: Daughter of James Hobart & Charlotte (Morgan) Goddard; married John C. Wilson  3 Aug 1872 - 17 Dec 1967]

Funeral services for Mrs. John C. Wilson, 92, of Nixa, mother of a well-known Ozarks entertainer, Clyde C. “Slim” Wilson, Springfield, were at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Harris Chapel, Nixa, with the Rev. Roscoe Harding and the Rev. Lynn V. Swadley officiating. Burial was in Jones-Chastain Cemetery. A native of Tennessee, Mrs. Wilson came to Christian County about 58 years ago. She later moved to the Bolivar area before returning to Nixa. Survivors in addition to her son include her husband, John C.; five daughters, Mrs. Cassie Acker, Bolivar, Mrs. Carrie Collier, Springfield, Mrs. Myrtle Doran, Halfway, Mrs. Bertha Stewart, Bolivar, and Mrs. Edna Elliot, Aurora. Other survivors are one half-brother, Hobart Goddard, Clever; one half-sister, Mrs. Lena Munhollon, Springfield; 10 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren and seven great, great grandchildren.

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Wilson, Arlena J. (Goddard) 22 May 1875 - Jul 1967

Funeral services for Mrs. John C. Wilson, 92 of Nixa, mother of well-known Ozarks entertainer Clyde C. (Slim) Wilson, Route 12, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Harris Chapel, Nixa, with the Rev. Roscoe Harding and the Rev. Lynn V. Swadley officiating. Burial will be in Jones-Chastain Cemetery. Survivors, in addition to her son, include her husband, John C.; five daughters Mrs. Cassie Acker, Bolivar, Mrs. Carrie Collier, 1832 West Chestnut, Springfield, Mrs. Myrtle Doran, Halfway, Mrs. Bertha Stewart, Bolivar, and Mrs. Edna Elliott, Aurora; 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Wilson died at 11:30 p.m. Saturday in Bilyeu Nursing Home, Ozark.

Note: this clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner had a hand-written date of July 3, 1967 in the margin.

Wilson, Ava Ann (Gilmore) 8 May 1912 - 12 Dec 2005 SN-L 13 Dec 2005

[Note: Daughter of John Thomas & Sarah Frances (Maples) Gilmore; married 25 Jan 1934 Rev. Loyd H. Wilson 28 Oct 1911 - 10 Aug 1995]

Ava Ann Wilson, 93, Clever, died at 1 a.m. Monday, December 12, 2005, in Sonshine Manor, Republic. She was born May 8, 1912, in Stone County, Missouri, the daughter of John Thomas and Sarah Frances (Maples) Gilmore. She became a Christian at age 11 and joined Union Ridge Baptist Church. She was currently a member of Clever First Baptist Church. She was united in marriage to Rev. Loyd H. Wilson on January 25, 1934, and for many years she was at his side as he served many area churches. Mr. Wilson passed away August 10, 1995. She was a homemaker, a wonderful mother and grandmother. A son, Charles; her parents; two brothers; and five sisters preceded her in death. She is survived by four sons and their spouses, Lloyd Jr. and Sondra Wilson, Clever, Oral and Judy Wilson, Springfield, Ronald and Brenda Wilson, Nixa, and Dwight and Leetta Wilson, Joplin; two daughters and their spouses, Darlene and Larry Hale, Clever, and Connie and Steve Hale, St. Charles; 12 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; two great- great-grandchildren, and another due in June; other relatives, and many friends. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 14, 2005, at the Clever First Baptist Church, with Rev. Larry Winfree officiating, under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Clever. Burial will follow in Union Ridge Cemetery, Clever. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Clever First Baptist Church Building Fund. The family wishes to send special thanks to Sonshine Manor Staff and Residents for the tender care and support extended to Mrs. Wilson and her family.

Wilson, Belle M. (Fugitt) 17 Feb 1886 - Jan 1977 OH 6 Jan 1977 p7

[Note: married John W. Wilson]

CLEVER - Services for Mrs. Belle M. Wilson, 90, a lifelong resident of Stone and Christian Counties, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Union Ridge Baptist Church in Stone County with the Revs. Jimmy Carter and Tommy Bilyeu officiating. Burial was in Union Ridge Cemetery under direction of Harris of Nixa. Mrs. Wilson died at 9:40 a.m. Monday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield. Mrs. Wilson was a member of the Union Ridge Baptist Church. Surviving are two sons, Virgil and Leo, both of Nixa; two daughters, Mrs. Goldia Willoughby, Route 1, Clever with whom Mrs. Wilson had made her home the past several years and Mrs. Dovie Seals, Nixa; and 12 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren.

Wilson, Bertress Mae (Johnson) 9 Jan 1896 - 31 Mar 1995  CCH-N 5 Apr 1995

[Note: Daughter of George W. & Leona (McHugh) Johnson; married Earl Wilson]

Bertress Mae Wilson, 99, Nixa, died Friday, March 31, 1995, in Cox Medical Center South. She was born Jan. 9, 1896, in El Paso, Ill., the daughter of George W. and Leona McHugh Johnson. She lived in E1 Paso most of her life before moving to Nixa eight years ago. She was a past member of Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Wilson; two sons, Everett and Jack Wilson; a brother, Cecil Johnson; a sister, Nannie Johnson; a son-in-law, Richard Brush; and her parents. Survivors include a daughter, Ruth Brush, Nixa; a son, Eugene Wilson, and his wife, Fern, Harrison, Ark.; five grandchildren, Rita Fanchi, Nancy Brown. Marsha Sutter, Roger Wilson, and Michael Brush; five great-grandchildren, Christina Everhart, Nicholas Conor, Amy and Ericka Wilson, and Alex Brush; daughters-in-law Dorothy Wilson, Washington, Ill, and Aileen Wilson, Normal, Ill..; and a niece, June Faulk, El Paso, Ill. Graveside services were Monday in Evergreen Cemetery, El Paso, Ill., under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Wilson, Bessie Lorraine (Hall) 20 Aug 1906 - 22 Nov 2003 CCN-L 26 Nov 2003 & SN-L 24 Nov 2003

[Note: Daughter of Simon & Lizziebeth (Martin) Hall; married Virgil Lewis Wilson]

Bessie Lorraine Wilson, age 97, passed away at 2:40 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 in Springfield. She was born Aug. 20, 1906, in Merritt, the daughter of Simon and Lizziebeth (Martin) Hall. Bessie attended High School at Ava, graduating from Shenandoah High School, Shenandoah, Iowa and received a B.S. in Elementary Education from Southwest Missouri State University. She was a member of the Sparta Christian Church, Sparta. Bessie taught in the Missouri public school systems for 41 years ending her career as a first grade teacher in Sparta.  She was preceded in death by her husband Virgil Lewis Wilson, her parents Simon and Lizziebeth Hall, three brothers, Austin, Dempsey and Euith Hall and her son-in-law Joe Reese.  Survivors include her daughter, Sandy Wilson Reese; one granddaughter, Lora Ann Newman and her husband David; one great-grandson Daniel McAdams all of Springfield, one sister Elene Hall Wilson of Sparta, and two special feline friends-Oreo and Tabby.  Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hall Cemetery with the Reverend Ray Cartwright officiating. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark

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Wilson, Betty Eileen (Davis) 20 Sep 1936 - 19 Feb 2011 SN-L 23 Feb 2011

[Note: Daughter of Tom & Fannie (Roller) Davis; married 12 Feb 1955 Elza Odell Wilson 9 Mar 1930 - 15 Nov 2006]

Betty Eileen Wilson, 74, of Rogersville, died Feb. 19, 2011, at her home. Eileen was born on Sept. 20, 1936, at Rogersville to Tom and Fannie (Roller) Davis. She was a graduate of Rdogersville High School, class of 1954. She was an active member of Springhill Baptist Church and the treasurer of Springhill Cemetery board. Eileen was a retired cook for Springfield Public Schools. She was married to Elza Odell Wilson on Feb. 12, 1955, and he proceeded her in death on Nov. 15, 2006. Surviving are her four sons, Kirby Wilson and wife Vivian, of Fordland; Craig Wilson and wife Cheryl, of Fordland; Jeff Wilson and wife Becky, of Fordland; Matt Wilson and wife Michelle, of Rogersville; 16 grandchildren, four step grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, 10 step great-grandchildren and two step great-great-grandchildren. Eileen was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Evelyn Dennis. Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Feb. 23, at the Preston-Marsh Funeral Home with burial in the Springhill Cemetery, Rogersville. Visitation will be in the funeral home on Feb. 22 from 5:30 to 8 p.m

Wilson, Betty Lou (Tindle) 10 Jul 1926 - 26 Mar 2010 SN-L 28 Mar 2010

[Note: Daughter of James E. & Gulfa L. (Powell) Tindle; married 4 Oct 1945 June A. Wilson]

Betty Lou Wilson, 83, left her earthly home to be with her Lord at 8:05 a.m. Thursday, March 25, 2010. Betty was born in Greene County on July 10, 1926 to James E. Tindle and Gulfa L. Powell. She spent most of her life in the Springfield area with the exception of a few years in Des Moines, Iowa. She married June A. Wilson on October 4, 1945 in Ozark, Mo. Surviving Betty is her husband, June A. Wilson; son, Gary A. Wilson; daughter-in-law, Beatrice A. Wilson; and granddaughter, Danica L. Wilson. She is also survived by sisters, Lucille Smith, Patricia Stewart, Aldora Rook, Reba Booker and spouse Arlie, and Martha Young and spouse Robert.; brothers-in-law, Jack, Roy and Jerry Wilson and a multitude of nieces, nephews, cousins, great-nieces and nephews, and many friends. Betty was preceded in death by her parents; and sisters, Audrey Simmons and Rosalee Clements. Visitation will be held in Greenlawn North on Sunday, March 28 from 4 to 6 p.m. Funeral services will be on Monday, March 29 at 1 p.m. with burial to follow in Greenlawn Cemetery.

 

Wilson, Billy Joe 1937 - 18 Dec 1964

Wilson, Teresa Kay 1958 - 18 Dec 1964

Wilson, Elizabeth Ann 1959 -18 Dec 1964

Wilson, Sheri Sue 1962 - 18 Dec 1964

Funeral services for Billy Joe Wilson, 27, and his three daughters, Teresa Kay, 6, Elizabeth Ann, 5, and Sheri Sue, 2, who died Dec. 18 when flames swept through their home in a logging camp at Noti, Oreg., will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Union Ridge Church east of Union City.  The Rev. Heral Merritt and the Rev. Eli Routh will officiate.  Burial will be in Union Ridge Cemetery under direction of Cantrell of Clever.  Mr. Wilson, a former resident of the Hurley community, is survived by his wife, Linda Kay; a son, Billy Joe, Jr.; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Wilson of Noti; 10 brothers and three sisters.  The children also are survived by their maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Keithley, Route 1, Clever, and six great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Chastain, Clever, Mr. and Mrs. Houston Keithley, Clever, Mrs. Bessie Medlin, Route 2, Crane, and Mrs. Nellie Wilson, Springfield.

Wilson, Bobby Lee 26 Apr 1971 - 30 May 2003  SN-L 1 Jun 2003

[Note: Son of Steve & Jean (Wise) Wilson]

Bobby Lee Wilson, 32, Republic, died at 1 a.m. Friday, May 30, 2003 at Cox South Hospital, Springfield, of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident on P Highway, north of Clever. He was born April 26, 1971 in Springfield, MO to Steve and Jean (Wise) Wilson. Bobby was baptized in 1986 at a Pentecostal Church in Talihina, OK. He was happiest when spending time with his children or on his “chopper.” He rode his motorcycle in many rides for children’s charities. Bobby was a “free spirit,” kind-hearted and loved by everyone who knew him. A sister, Theresa Albritton, preceded him in death. He is survived by a daughter, Keisha Marie Wilson and a son, Tyler Lee Wilson, both of Republic; his father, Steve Wilson, Republic; his mother, Jean Snider, Lexington, OK; maternal grandmother, Arleen Copeland, Republic; paternal grandmother Louise Wilson, Republic; brothers Wayne Snider and Robert Snider, both of Oklahoma City, OK, and James Wilson, Republic; three sisters, Stephanie Murry, Talihina, OK, Connie Rubrecht, Harrah, OK, and Brandy Houston, Republic; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, June 2, 2003 in Meadors Funeral Home with Rev. Bert Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Wise Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 pm. Today in the funeral home. Springfield News-Leader, June 1, 2003.

Wilson, C. C. “Jerry” 28 Jul 1929 - 18 Jul 1993 OH 21 Jul 1993

[Note: Son of Arlander “Lander” & Martie Mae (Fletcher) Wilson; married Nelda]

C.C. “Jerry” Wilson, 63, Ozark, died Sunday, July 18, 1993 at his home. He was born July 28, 1929 in Douglas County, the son of Lander and Martie Fletcher Wilson. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He had been a resident of Shreveport, La., before moving to Ozark five years ago. He was a member of Eastern Gate Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Nelda; three sons and their wives, all from Shreveport, La., Jerry Wayne Wilson and Theresa, Rex Shamburger and Charlotte, and Raymond Shamburger and Bonnie; four sisters, Sibyl Mendel, Ozark, Lois Jenkins, Goodhope, and Gertrude Merkel and Neva Wilson, both of Dallas; a brother, Farce Wilson, Ozark; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Services were Monday, July 19, in Adams Funeral home, Ozark with the Rev. Clifford Day officiating. Burial was in Vaughan-Oddfellows Cemetery, Ozark.

Wilson, Cecil Irene (Butler) 10 Oct 1902 - 24 Apr 1996

[Note: Daughter of Martin V. & Nancy (Thompson) Butler; married Dolan O. Wilson 1 Oct 1894 - 18 Apr 1994]

Cecil Irene Wilson, 93, Republic, passed away at 5:28 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 1996, in Republic Park Care Center.  She was born October 10, 1902, in Christian County, the daughter of Martin V. and Nancy Thompson Butler.  She attended schools in Christian County and graduated from Clever High School class of 1921.  She taught for two years prior to being married to Dolan Otis Wilson on September 27, 1922, at Mt. Vernon.  To this union eight children were born.  A lifelong member of the First Christian Church of Clever, she worshipped regularly until her health no longer permitted.  She was an original member of the Friendship Club, which she enjoyed for many years.  As a young girl, she was taught embroidery, tatting, crocheting, sewing and quilting which she enjoyed and continued throughout her lifetime.  Her hobbies were gardening and canning fruits and vegetables.  She enjoyed entering her sewing and canning in the Billings Fair, winning various ribbons.  In addition, she loved reading.  She is survived by two sons, Kenneth, Billings, and Gerald, Diamond, Arkansas; three daughters, Ermalene Gold, Billings, Norma Jean Kouns, Midland, Texas, and Betty Hawkins, Clever; a brother, Kenneth Butler, Springfield; a sister, Mary Ann Lemmon, Willard; 18 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a host of lifelong friends.

(Contributed by Hazel Messenger)