Stapp, Amanda Eveline (Doran) 29 Dec 1843 - 15 Jun 1923 CCR 22 Jun 1923 p1

[Note: Daughter of Alexander & Delphia Marilla (Judd) Doran; married 1861 William B. Stapp 16 Nov 1837 - 19 Jan 1901]

Mrs. Eveline Stapp, aged 79 years, died Thursday night, June 14th t the home of her son, Fletcher Stapp, 3 miles north of Nixa. Funeral services were held at the Nixa Christian church Friday afternoon, June 15, conducted by Rev. B. Frank West, followed by burial under direction of the Ozark Undertaking Co., in the Hopedale cemetery, four miles north of Ozark.

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Stapp, Amanda Eveline (Doran) 29 Dec 1843 - 15 Jun 1923 CCR 22 Jun 1923 p1

Selmore

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Payne went to Cassidy last Friday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Payne’s aunt, Mrs. Stapp.

 

Stapp, Clarence Marion 24 Mar 1922 - 15 Jul 2009 SN-L 26 Jul 2009

[Note: Son of Clarence & Nannie (Legow) Stapp, Jr.; married 19 Apr 1992 Bonnie Maple]

Clarence Marion Stapp, 87 of Cameron, Mo., passed away on July 15, 2009. Clarence was born on March 24, 1922 in Plainview, Texas to Clarence, Sr., and Nannie (Legow) Stapp. He was a Mechanical Engineer, served in the U.S. Army during WWII, and was a longtime, self-employed businessman. He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Jennifer Rader. Clarence married Bonnie Maple on April 19, 1992. On April 10, 2005, Clarence gave his heart to the Lord. Additional survivors are three daughters, Karin (Roger) Rader, Springfield, Mo., Donna (Paul) Ames, Ozark, Mo., Patti (Steve) Mitchem, Springfield, Mo.; two sons, Steven Stapp and Ted (Cathy) Stapp, Cabool, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Lori Ames, Andy Ames, Caleb Rust, Chad Rader, Josh Rust, Shannon Rader Harman, Erica Rust Rosenbaum; seven great-grandchildren, and Dorothy Stapp, the mother of his five children. Inurnment and military services are at 1 p.m., Saturday, September 12, 2009 in Springer Chapel Cemetery, Gilman City, Mo. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Springfield Victory Mission, 1610 N. Broadway Ave., Springfield, MO 65803.

 

Stapp, Fletcher Patton 19 Dec 1869 - 15 Sep 1932 CCR 22 Sep 1932 p4

[Note: Son of William Bert & Amanda Eveline (Doran) Stapp; married Naomi Patterson ? - 1913]

Fletcher Patton Stapp was born Dec. 19, 1869, and departed this life Sept. 15, 1932, at the Greene County Sanitarium at Springfield, Mo., at the age of 62 years, 8 months, and 26 days. He united with the Christian church at Branch, Ark., when a young man. He was married to Naomi Patterson at Fort Townsend, Okla. To this union four children were born, two dying in infancy. His wife passed away in 1913. The two daughters surviving are Mrs. Exie Donaldson of Ontario, Calif., and Mrs. Virgie Bench of Rogersville. Two brothers, Marion A. Stapp of Ozark and Chester Stapp of Chicago also survive. Funeral services were conducted at the Hopedale church on Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. by Rev. Ross Carter with burial in the Hopedale cemetery under the direction of T.B. Chaffin.

 

Stapp, Freda M. (Myers) 20 Jul 1948 - 29 Dec 2004 SN-L 30 Dec 2004

[Note: Daughter of David & Mary (  ) Myers]

Freda M. Stapp, 56, Rogersville, Mo., died at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, December 29, 2004, in her home. The daughter of David and Mary Myers, she was born July 20, 1948, in Greene County, Mo. Freda was a member of Full Gospel Church. She was a former employee of FASCO in Ozark. She was preceded in death by her father David and a brother, Eddie Myers. She is survived by one daughter, Dana Stapp, of Rogersville rural route; two brothers, Doyle Myers and Tommy Myers, of Rogersville; her mother, Mary J. Myers, Ozark, Mo.; and one granddaughter, Tessa Daugherty, Rogersville, Mo. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, December 31, 2004, in Holland Cemetery, with Sue Warner officiating. No formal visitation is planned. Friends are welcome to call between 4 to 8 p.m. today in Greenlawn Funeral Home South.

 

Stapp, Ida Carmen (Snelson) 22 May 1921 - 14 Mar 1988  OH 24 Mar 1988

[Note: married 24 Jul 1941 Rev. Lawrence Everett “Johnny” Stapp 10 Sep 1921 - 21 Jun 1984]

`Ida Carmen Stapp, 66, of Billings, died March 14 in her home following an apparent heart attack. Services for Mrs. Stapp were held March 17 at the Billings First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Wilbur Cravens officiating. Burial was in Seymour Masonic Cemetery under the direction of Meadors of Billings. A homemaker, Mrs. Stapp was a member of the Billings First Baptist Church. Her survivors include three sons, Rev. Melvin Stapp, Billings, Rick, Jefferson City, and Mike, Washington; a daughter, Mrs. Beverly Harper, Ash Grove; a brother, Arthur Snelson, Seymour; a sister, Jean Carpenter, Fordland; and nine grandchildren.

 

Stapp, Lawrence Everett “Johnny”, Rev. 10 Sep 1921 - 21 Jun 1984 OH 28 Jun 1984 p11

[Note: Son of George Albert & Sarah Rachel (Tucker) Stapp; married 24 Jul 1941 Ida Carmen Snelson 22 May 1921 - 14 Mar 1988]

Services for Rev. Lawrence E. “Johnny” Stapp, 62, Highlandville were held June 25 in the First Baptist Church, Seymour, with the Rev. Wilbur Graves officiating. Burial was in Seymour Masonic Cemetery under the direction of Bergman-Miller of Seymour. Mr. Stapp was dead on arrival June 21 at Springfield Community Hospital. A Webster County native, he was minister of several area churches, He was currently serving Highlandville First Baptist Church. A World War II veteran, he was a member of American Legion Post No. 306 at Seymour. Survivors include his wife, Carmen; three sons, Melvin, Billings, Rickie, Jefferson City, and Michael, Branson; a daughter, Mrs. Beverly Harper, Ash Grove, and seven grandchildren. Memorial contributions made be  to the Highlandville First Baptist Church and left at the funeral home.

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Stapp, Lawrence Everett “Johnny”, Rev. 10 Sep 1921 - 21 Jun 1984 OH 19 Jul 1984 pB10

Card of Thanks

We want to thank all of you who remembered us with cards, calls, food and prayers in the loss of our husband, father and grandfather, Rev. L. E. (Johnny) Stapp.  Mrs. Carmen Stapp   Melvin and Doris Stapp  Beverly and Don Harper  Rickey and Brenda Stapp  Mike and Eileen Stapp.

 

Stapp, Lawrence Everett 23 Nov 1925 - 6 Jul 1989 OH 13 Jul 1989

[Note: married 5 Aug 1949 Goldie I. Winters 11 Feb 1934 - 26 Oct 2002]

Everett Stapp, 63, of Springfield, died July 6 at Cox Medical Center North. Services for Mr. Stapp were held July 10 in the Ragan-Thieme Funeral Chapel North with the Rev. Gene Bright officiating. Burial was in Palmetto Cemetery. Mr. Stapp was born in Rogersville, Tennessee Nov. 23, 1925. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was employed as a truck driver for the Banta Fruit Company, Springfield. Surviving are his wife, Goldie Stapp, of the home; three sons, Tyron and Larry, both of Springfield, and Ray, of Jefferson City; two daughters, Tina Moore, Springfield, and Marie Davis, Clever; 11 grandchildren; five brothers, Sammy and Junior Stapp, both of Republic, Frankie and Floyd Stapp, both of Springfield, and Billy Joe Stapp, of Tulsa, Oklahoma; four sisters, Joanne Setters, Republic, and Josephine Browning, Shirley Montgomery, and Jerry Hilton, all of Springfield; and many nieces and nephews.

 

Stapp, Pauline Alma (McDonald) 17 Jul 1906 - 22 Jul 1992  NN-E 29 Jul 1992 & OH 29 Jul 1992

[Note: Daughter of Jesse David & Flora Gertrude McDonald; married 1 May 1922 Segial Ernest Stapp 28 Jul 1894 - 24 Sep 1948]

Pauline Alma Stapp, 86. Bruner, died Wednesday, July 22, in Cox Medical Center North, Springfield. She was born July 17, 1906, in Bruner, the daughter of Jesse David McDonald and Flora Gertrude McDonald. She was a lifelong resident of the Bruner area. She became a member of the Church of Christ in 1920. On May 1, 1922, she was married to Segial Ernest Stapp, who preceded her in death in 1948. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Reggie and Dolly Stapp, Bruner; a daughter, Lucille Pogue, Sparta; six grandchildren, Wanda Owens, Bruner (with whom Mrs. Stapp lived), Rita Stafford, Jody Highfill, and Keith Stapp, all of Bruner, Donna Phillips, Greeley, Colo., and Jimmy Pogue, Selmore; 14 great-grandchildren, two of whom were raised in the home, Tim and Faye Pogue; three great-great-grandchildren; other relatives and a host of friends. Services were held Sunday, July 26, in Adams Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl Thompson officiating. Burial was in Union Chapel Cemetery.

 

Stapp, Reggie James "Stirrup" 22 Aug 1936 - 8 Jun 1999  CCH-N 16 Jun 1999

[Note: Son of Seigal Ernest & Alma Pauline (McDonald) Stapp; married 21 Sep 1956 Holyace Dolly McHaffie]

Reggie James "Stirrup" Stapp, age 62, of Bruner, passed away Tuesday, June 8, 1999 in Cox Medical Center, Springfield. He was born August 22, 1936 in Bruner and was the son of Seigal "Ernest" and Alma Pauline (McDonald) Stapp. On September 21, 1956 he and Holyace "Dolly" McHaffie were married. Reggie was a member of Fellowship Lighthouse Church. Survivors include: his wife, Dolly; three children, Rita Diane Stafford and her husband, Jack, and Retha "Jody" Highfill, all of Bruner, and Donald Keith Stapp and his wife, Faith, Clever; seven grandchildren, Reanna, Jeffrey, and Dustin Stafford, Darla, James and Jerry Highfill, and LaToya Stapp; a sister, Lucille Pogue, Sparta; nieces; nephews; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife's parents, Holly and Louisa McHaffie, and a brother-in-law, Glen McHaffie. Reggie was a gentle Christian husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. A simple country boy, and hard worker He loved his family. He was an avid Bible reader and faithfully attended church. His life was a witness of the love that he possessed for his Savior, Our Lord Jesus Christ. For those that loved him, his sixty-two years were not nearly enough. He will be sorely missed but never forgotten. He rests in the arms of God. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11,1999, in Fellowship Lighthouse Church, Bruner with Rev. Reggie Micham and Rev. Darrell Mead officiating. Burial was in Temple Hill Cemetery under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Stapp, Rose Marie (Alderson) 1907 - 19 Apr 1982  OH 29 Apr 1982 p8

[Note: married 14 Dec 1924 Earnest Stapp; no SSDI record found]

Services for Rose Marie Stapp, 74, Springfield, were held April 23 at the  First Pentecostal Church of God in Springfield with the Revs. Lawrence Stapp and Hubert Swearengin officiating. Burial was in Palmetto Meadow Cemetery near Rogersville under the direction of Ayre-Goodwin Funeral Home. Mrs. Stapp died April 19 in Cox Medical Center after a short illness. Mrs. Stapp was a native of Rogersville and a lifetime area resident. She was a member of First Pentecostal Church of God. Survivors include six sons, Lawrence, Franklin and Floyd, all of Springfield, Sammie, Crane, Earnest, Jr., and Billy Joe, both of Republic; four daughters, Mrs. Josephine Brown, Herndon, W. Va., Mrs. Jerry Hilton and Mrs. Shirley Montgomery, both of Springfield; three brothers, Bill Alderson, Strafford, Fred Johnson, Springfield and Howard Smith, Ridgely, Tenn.; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Leonard, Ozark, and Mrs. Edith Shirley, Springfield; 41 grandchildren and

41 great-grandchildren.

 

Stapp, William Bert 16 Nov 1837 - 29 Jan 1901 CCR 7 Feb 1901

[Note: married Amanda Eveline Doran 29 Dec 1843 - 15 Jun 1923]

Bert Stapp, aged 65 years, died at his home, 4 miles north of Ozark, Tuesday night, Jan. 29th

 

Stark, David Leo 1938 - Feb 2011 SN-L 1 Mar 2011

David Leo Stark, 72, Sparta. Arrangements: Herman H. Lohemeyer Funeral Home.

Stark, Gaylord W.,  Sgt .1926 - 19 Mar 1951 CCR 27 Sep 1951

[Note: Son of Frank W. & Pearl H. (  ) Stark; 1930 census gives age as 5 - born about 1925]

An estimated crowd of over 900 friends and relatives attended funeral services held Sunday afternoon for Sgt. Gaylord W. Stark in the Billings school auditorium. Sgt. Stark met his death in the Korean fighting on March 19, 1951. Rev. Lowell E. McFall, pastor of the Billings Baptist church was the officiating minister. Military rites were conducted at the graveside by the Billings American Legion Post and by personnel from Ft. Leonard Wood. Burial was made in the Odd Fellow cemetery in Marionville, under direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Billings.

Gaylord W. Stark Birth Date: 1926  Birth City: Christian State Registered: Missouri

Death Date: 19 Mar 1951 Death Country: Korea  Death Description: Killed in Action

War: Korean War  Title: Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army

Rank: Sergeant First Class  Service: U.S. Army  Service ID: 37756217

Notes: Sergeant First Class Stark was a member of the 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on March 19, 1951. Sergeant First Class Stark was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.  Data Source: Korean War Veterans Honor Roll

 

Stark, James L. 1923 - 15 Dec 2007 SN-L 19 Dec 2007

[Note: married 13 Mar 1946 Kathryn Richards ]

James L. Stark, 84, Springfield, passed away Dec. 15, 2007. He attended Aldersgate Methodist Church in Nixa. James is survived by his wife, Kathryn (Richards) Stark, whom he married March 13, 1946, in Lewistown, Pa.; children, Lance and Cindy Stark, Gale Stark, and Brady and Lisa Stark; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held in the spring of 2008.

 

Stark, Ollie I. (Monger) 16 Jul 1918 - 2 Oct 1990 NN-E 11 Oct 1990

[Note: Daughter of Lloyd Logan & Grace Katherine (McHaffie) Monger]

Ollie I. Monger Stark, 72, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 1990, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born July 16, 1918, in Bruner to Lloyd Logan and Grace Katherine Monger. She was a homemaker and worked for Springer Produce for 13 years and Wright Produce for 15 years. She was preceded in death by a son, Jess Stark, on Aug. 18, 1985, and a half-sister, Verlie Nelson, on Dec. 31, 1980. She is survived by a son, Fred Stark, Springfield; a daughter, Freda Sullivan, Springfield; three sisters, Lovie Workman, Ozark, Dovie Monger, Springfield, and Clella Watts, Springfield; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and a host of friends and relatives. Services were held Friday in Theime Colonial Chapel with the Rev. Rick Duke officiating. Burial followed in Greenlawn Mausoleum, Springfield.

 

Stark, Pearl H. 5 Aug 1899 - 25 Jan 1986 OH 30 Jan 1986 p4

[Note: married c1921 Frank W. Stark 30 Jun 1899 - Feb 1978]

Services for Pearl Stark, 86, Billings, were held Jan. 27 in Meadors Chapel, Billings, with the Rev. Melvin Stapp officiating. Burial was in the IOOF Cemetery, Marionville. Mrs. Stark died Jan. 25 in Maranatha Lodge, Springfield. following a long illness. She was a member of Billings First Baptist Church and Gold Star Mothers of Springfield. Survivors include two sons, the Rev. Frank Stark, Strafford, and Charles Stark, Republic; one daughter, Virginia Salchow, Springfield; 16 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

 

Stark, Reno Clifford 19 Aug 1929 -27 Apr 2000  CCH-N 10 May 2000

[Note: Son of R.C. & Naomi (Stapleton) Stark; married Jeanne]

Reno Clifford Stark, 70, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2000, at 2:04 a.m. in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. Reno, the son of R.C. and Naomi (Stapleton) Stark, was born Monday, August 19, 1929, in Petersburg, Texas. He lived in Corpus Christi, Texas from 1933, until entering the Korean War as a member of the Armored Tank Division from December 1950 to November 1952. Mr. Stark moved to Anchorage, Alaska in 1968. He was an Operator for Atlantic Richfield, retiring in 1987, and moving to Ava, Missouri. In 1993, he and his wife, Jeane, moved to the Nixa area. He was a member of the American Legion and enjoyed travel and fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Billie. Reno is survived by his wife of 32 years, Jeane, whom he married on April 19, 1968, in Amarillo, Texas. Also surviving are his stepdaughter, Mykie Hill and her husband, Eddie, Lubbock, Texas; four grandchildren, Scott Hill, Jacksonville, Florida; Tracey Hill, Lenexa, Kansas; and Curtis and Gayle Hill, and one great-granddaughter, Lauren Hill, all of Dallas, Texas. Funeral services was held at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 2000, in Harris Funeral Home, Nixa, with Reverend Darrell Hinds officiating. Cremation will be at a later date under the direction of Harris Funeral Home, Nixa. Visitation was from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 2000, in the funeral home.

 

Stark, Stephanie Fay (Fowler) 5 Jul 1977 - 25 Sep 2002  CCH-N 2 Oct 2002

[Note: Daughter of Robert Gene & Nancy Fay (Kennedy) Fowler]

Stephanie Fay Stark, 25, Sparta, passed away Sept. 25, 2002, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born July 5, 1977, in LaMarada, Calif., the daughter of Robert Gene and Nancy Fay (Kennedy) Fowler. Stephanie is survived by two children, Nikki Stark, and Dakota Bellah-Fowler, both of the home; her mother, Nancy Fowler, Sparta; a brother, Robert Fowler II, and his wife Kimberly, Sparta; a niece and nephew, Sunny Fowler and Wyatt Fowler; a grandmother, Jean Dunham, Sparta; and her fiance, Brad Akin, Sparta. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Star Fay Stark; and her father, Robert Fowler. No services are planned. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Starnes, Aaron C. 3 Aug 1913 - 26 Apr 1996  CCH-N 8 May 1996

[Note: married Hazel]

Aaron C. Starnes of Sacramento, Calif., 82 years and 8 months old, went home to be with the Lord on April 26. He was preceded in death by both parents, 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Survivors include: his wife, Hazel Starnes; 3 daughters, Oleta June Johns, Ozark; Virginia Mullis, Charlotte, N.C.; and Kathy Richards, Los Angeles, Calif.; 13 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Mr. Starnes was a member of the 14th Avenue Baptist Church since 1976 and a lifetime member of Mechanics Teamster Union. He was buried at Sacramento Memorial Gardens.

 

Starnes, Chester L. 27 Jun 1941 - 6 Oct 1993 OH 13 Oct 1993

[Note: Son of Virgil & Fay (Adams) Starnes; married 21 Oct 1962 Roxie Braden]

Chester L. Starnes, 52, Springfield, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 7:20 p.m. in Cox Medical Center South, following a long illness. He was born June 27, 1941 in Grove Springs, the son of Virgil and Fay Adams Starnes. He was united in marriage to Roxie Braden Oct. 21, 1962. They have lived in Springfield for the past 26 years, previously in Kansas City. He spent 21 years as an iron worker constructing metal buildings. He loved fishing, his horses and spending time with his family and friends and on his acreage near his childhood home. He was preceded in death by one brother, Lester, and his grandparents. Survivors include his wife, Roxie Starnes, Springfield; one son, Calvin and wife, Stephanie, Springfield; one daughter, Margaret, and husband, Jeff, San Diego, Calif.; his parents, Virgil and Fay Starnes, Grove Springs; three brothers, Ralph and his wife Jane Starnes, and Kenneth Starnes, Grove Springs, Alva and wife Sonia Starnes, Lebanon; two sisters, Wanda and her husband Charles Williams, Shirley and her husband Pat Palmer, both of Lebanon; three granddaughters, Veronica and Melanie Hutchinson, San Diego, and Alexandria Starnes, Springfield. Services were held Saturday, Oct. 9, in Harris, a Heritage Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Jim Downing officiating. Burial followed in the Bruner Cemetery.

 

Starnes, Donald Doss 7 Jul 1926 - 13 Oct 2011 CCH-N 19 Oct 2011

[Note: Son of Homer Roy & Florence Adaline (Snyder) Starnes; married 12 May 1947 Darlene Broyles]

            Donald Doss Starnes, 85, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at Cox South Hospital, Springfield. He was born July 7, 1926, in Lebanon, the third child of Homer Roy and Florence Adaline (Snyder) Starnes. He attended Independence and Cook schools and graduated from Lebanon High School in 1944. Starnes served in the U.S. Navy from 1944–1946. On May 12, 1947, he married Darlene Broyles. They had one son, Steve, and 64 happy years before Donald’s passing. He enjoyed preaching the gospel, genealogy and writing. Starnes was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Republic. Starnes’ parents; brother Warren Starnes; brother-in-law Eddy Vincent, and a small sister at the age of four, preceded him in death. He is survived by: wife Darlene, of the home; son Steve and his wife Lesley, Republic; two granddaughters and their husbands, Stephanie and Adam Smith, and Melissa and Chris Bates, three great-grandchildren; sister Kathryn Vincent; sister-in-law Ruth Starnes; three nephews; other relatives and many friends. A service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, with Revs. Charles Hufft and Randy Johnson officiating. Burial, with military honors, followed in Evergreen Cemetery, Republic. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.


Starnes, Earnie Ray 28 Jan 1946 - 13 May 1950 CCR 25 May 1950

[Note: Son of LeRoy & Lucy (Logan) Starnes]

Funeral services for Earnie Ray Starnes, 4-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Starnes of near Highlandville, were conducted May 15 by the Rev. R.E. Musgrave at the Chaffin Funeral Home. Burial was at Selmore. The boy is survived by his parents, eight sisters and three brothers. He died May 13. He was born January 28, 1946.

Starnes, Judith Ann (Miller) 1942 - 24 Jul 2011 SN-L 26 Jul 2011

[Note: Daughter of Harold & Marie ( ) Miller; married 31 Dec 1957 Paul Starnes; no SSDI found]

Judith Ann Starnes, 69, passed away July 24, 2011 in Nixa Mo. She graduated Central High School. She worked as a bank teller most of her life. She married Paul Starnes in Miami, Oklahoma December 31, 1957. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Wendy Starnes and Valerie Hebenstreit; parents, Harold and Marie Miller; and sister, Jeannie Miller. She is survived by husband, Paul Starnes; her children, Lori ( Starnes) Wootten and husband Mark, Sonja(Starnes) Myers and husband Phil; grandchildren, Matthew and Morgan Wootten, Lucas, Ashlyn and Andrea Myers; brothers, Kevin Miller and wife Lisa, Paul McQuay and wife Sue, Charles Miller and wife Connie; sister, Sandra Miller; and close friends, Sandy Langum and Irene Rogers. A memorial service will be held Tuesday July 26,2011 at 6 p.m., with visitation one hour prior from 5 to 6. Contributions may be made to Hospice compassus.

 

Starnes, LeRoy Earl 11 Nov 1898 - 2 Apr 1977 OH 7 Apr 1977 p8

[Note: married Lucy Arah Logan 6 Sep 1900 - 21 Jul 1966]

OZARK - Services for Roy Earl Starnes, 79, Ozark were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Adams Chapel here with the Gary Phipps officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery. Mr. Starnes died about 12:30 p.m. Saturday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield after a short illness.

 

Starnes, Lucy Arah (Logan) 6 Sep 1900 - 21 Jul 1996  CCH-N 24 Jul 1996

[Note: Son of John & Lauria (Roomsburg) Loganmarried LeRoy Earl Starnes 11 Nov 1898 - 2 Apr 1977]

Lucy Starnes, 95, Ozark, died Sunday, July 21, 1996, in Ozark Riverview Manor.  She was born September 6, 1900 in Bolivar and was the daughter of John and Lauria (Roomsburg) Logan. In 1925 she was united in marriage to Leeroy Earl Starnes who preceded her in death in 1977 as well as a four-year-old son, Earnie Ray Starnes. She had been a resident of Ozark for many years. She was saved and baptized in the Highlandville Assembly of God Church in 1980 and had attended the Sparta Assembly of God Church. Survivors include: eleven children, Ruby Moreland, Monett, LaVern Clark, Phoenix, Arizona, Marie Garner, Ozark, Ann Frazier, Steelville, Missouri, John Starnes, Seymour, Georgia Vickers, Pasadena, Texas, Robert Starnes, Ash Grove, Dorothy Beggs, Springfield, Jewell Relph, Trenton, Nebraska, Warren Starnes, Ozark, and Connie Fintel, Chadwick; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, in Adams Funeral Home, with Rev. Benny Dewitt officiating. Burial will be in Selmore Cemetery.

Starnes, Warren Elmer 24 Aug 1941 - 28 Sep 2011 SN-L 30 Sep 2011

[Note: Son of Leroy & Lucy (Logan) Starnes; married 19 Jun 1966 Lois Lasiter]

Warren E. Starnes, 70, Ozark. Arrangements: Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, MO.

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Starnes, Warren Elmer 24 Aug 1941 - 28 Sep 2011 CCH-N 5 Oct 2011

Warren Elmer Starnes, 70, of Nixa, passed away Sept. 28, 2011. He was born on Aug. 24, 1941, in Wheaton, the son of Leroy and Lucy (Logan) Starnes. On June 19, 1966 Warren married Lois (Lasiter) Starnes. He worked at Native Wood for 20 years. Warren enjoyed woodworking, working on cars and life in general. Survivors include: His wife, Lois Starnes; his daughter, Freida Lee and husband Tony; two granddaughters, Cassie Robertson and husband Keith and Gloria Robertson and wife Daniel; a great grandson, Ray Edward Arnold; his brother, John Starnes; five sisters, Marie Garner, Lena Frazier, Jewell Relph and husband Bob, Connie Fintel and husband Gary, and Georgia Vickers; and sisters and brothers in law, Cynthia Parsley and husband Roy, Charles Lasiter and wife Shirley, Alma Coker and husband Billy, David Lasiter and wife Michel, Phil Lasiter and wife Ina Lee, Charlotte Burns and husband Darrell, Virgil Lasiter and wife Gloria, Robert Lasiter and wife Carolyn, and Mary Ann Rouse and husband Eugene; and other family and numerous friends. Warren was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Robert and Ray; and three sisters, Ruby Morlan, Dortha Beggs and Vern Clarke. Services were held at 4 p.m. Sept. 30, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark with Gary Jennings officiating.

 

Starr, Charles L. 31 Dec 1892 - 7 Nov  1973 OH 15 Nov 1973 p6

Nixa - Charles L. Starr, 80, of Nixa, died last Wednesday at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield. A former resident of Atlantic, Iowa, he was a retired building contractor and ready mix concrete company. He had been a superintendent of schools in Yorktown, Iowa for many years. A member of the Masonic Lodge, he was also a Shriner. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. LaPerche Peasley of Davenport, Iowa and Mrs. Lola Snowden of Independence. the body has been transferred by Harris of Nixa to a funeral home in Atlantic, Iowa for services.

 

Starr, Mark Wayne, Jr. Jun 1985 - 9 Sep 1985 OH 19 Sep 1985 p8

[Note: Son of Mark Wayne & Sue (Neher) Starr; no SSDI record found]

Graveside services for Mark Wayne Starr, Jr., three-month-old son of Mary Wayne, Sr. and Sue Starr, Beggs, Okla., formerly of Ozark, were held Sept. 13 in Highlandville Cemetery with the Rev. Donald LeForce officiating. Burial was under the direction of Harris Funeral Home. The infant died Sept. 9 in City of Faith Hospital, Tulsa, Okla. after an illness of several weeks. Additional survivors include his paternal grandparents, Wendell and Velma Starr, Ozark; his maternal grandmother, Lucille Neher, Springfield, Ohio; and two paternal great-grandmothers, Christine Fisher, Hutchinson, Kan. and Ethel Carney, Springfield.

 

Staton, Ida May 1877 - 8 May 1960  CCM 12 May 1960 p4

[Note: Stones for Louis Rudy, Lewis William & Ida May have Stanton rather than Staton on them - Don’t know which is correct]

Funeral services for Mrs. Ida May Staton, 82, of Nixa who died May 8 at a Springfield hospital were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Harris Funeral Chapel at Nixa, with Edward Buttram officiating. Burial was in McConnell Cemetery under direction of Harris. A native of Joplin, she had resided in the Nixa community since 1917. She attended the Nixa Church of Christ for many years. Survivors include one son, William Lewis Staton of Hermitage, Mo., five step-grandchildren and other relatives.

Staton, Louis Rudy 26 Aug 1860 - 23 Mar 1926 CCR 26 Mar 1926 p1

[Note: Son of Charles J. & ? (?) Staton; married  Ida Mae 1877 - 8 May 1960; name on Payne tombstone spelled Lewis; on McConnell tombstone L. Rudy]

Louis R. Staton, aged 65 years, 6 months and 27 days, died at his home southwest of Nixa at 1:00 o’clock p.m. Tuesday, March 23, 1926. Funeral services, with John E. Bennett in charge, were held at the McConnell cemetery Wednesday afternoon with burial under direction of T. B. Chaffin of Ozark. Deceased leaves the widow and one son.

 

Stauffacher, Ralph Alan 13 Jun 1930 - 29 May 2008 SN-L 1 Jun 2008

[Note: Son of Walter & Vee (  ) Stauffacher; married 26 Oct 1952 Virginia Lee Nottingham]

Ralph Alan Stauffacher, 77, Bolivar, was born to Walter and Vee Stauffacher on June 13, 1930, near Humansville, Mo. His wish to go home from the hospital was granted and he peacefully passed away there May 29, 2008, due to declining health. He married Virginia Lee Nottingham October 26, 1952, at the Spring Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Dunnegan, with Rev. Lewis Mead officiating. A lifelong resident of the Humansville and Dunnegan area, he enjoyed his occupation of farming and gardening. He was an accomplished fisherman; white catfish was his favorite catch. Ralph was skilled in creating many beautiful latch hook rugs for his family and friends. Ralph was saved at a young age and was a charter member of the Dunnegan Community Bible Church. He was a dedicated Sunday school teacher for many years at the well-loved Spring Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church. His parents; one brother, Paul (his hero); and a baby sister, Lynette, preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Virginia; four daughters and their husbands, Cathy and John Adams, Ozark, Jeanne and Steven Robinson, Republic, Janelle and Mark Stewart, Republic and Shirley and Russ Tummons, Louisiana; one son and his wife, Alan and Gayla Stauffacher, Camdenton; 11 grandchildren, David Adams, Tammy Walton, Jared Robinson, Audra Bowling, Ashley Robinson, Autumn Robinson, Melissa Stewart, Adam Stewart, Robert Tummons, Stephanie Tummons and Tori Stauffacher; three great-grandchildren, Taylor Adams, Valerie Adams and Dakota Walton; two sisters, Margie Stoll and husband, Everett, Overland Park, Kan. and Ruby Sneed, Sparta, Mo.; one brother, Casper Stauffacher and wife, Jane, Gary, Texas; and several nieces and nephews who all loved him very much. His children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and his whole family were his pride and joy. Funeral services will be Sunday, June 1, 2008, at 2 p.m., in Spring Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Dunnegan, with his pastor and friend, Dr. Robert Bornert, officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. in the church. Interment will be in Plum Grove Cemetery, under the direction of Murray Funeral Home, Bolivar. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ralph's memory may be made to the Dunnegan Memorial Park in Bolivar or Spring Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church in care of Murray Funeral Home, PO Box 506, Bolivar, MO 65613. Online condolences may be made at www.murrayfunralhomes.com.

 

Steadman, Gladys Arlene (Duey) 11 Aug 1918 - 20 Apr 2004 CCH-N 28 Apr 2004

[Note: Daughter of George & Mae (Apperle) Duey; married Elton Steadman]

Gladys Arlene Steadman, age 85, of St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2004 in Christian Health Care of Nixa. She was born August 11, 1918, in Chester, Nebraska, the daughter of George and Mae (Apperle) Duey. She was united in marriage to Elton Steadman who preceded her in death. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Maryville, and was active in the Vietnam Veterans of America in St. Joseph. Survivors include: three sons and their wives, Charles and Betty Steadman, Independence, Gene and Doris Steadman, Ozark, and David and Gail Steadman, Ozark; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Davis, Fair Fax, MO; nieces and nephews.  A graveside funeral was at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 23 in Prairie Union Cemetery, Shubert, Nebraska. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

©Ozarks Newsstand 2004

 

Steel, John C. 29 Oct 1929 - 20 Mar 1996  CCH-N 27 Mar 1996

[Note: Son of John J. & Marie Thelma (Knott) Steel; married 9 Mar 1954 Barbara Miller]

John C. Steel, age 66, Ozark, passed away at 2:20 p.m., Wednesday, March 20, 1996 in St. John's Regional Health Care Center following a long illness. John was born October 29, 1929 in St. Louis, Mo. the son of John J. and Marie Thelma Knott Steel. John was married to Barbara Miller, March 9, 1954, in East St. Louis, Mo. John and Barbara previously lived in St. Louis where John was employed by the U.S. Postal Service, retiring in 1989 after 20 years of service. John was a veteran of the United States Marines, serving his country in the Korean Conflict. He was an avid outdoor sportsman. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is preceded in death by his father, John J. Steel, in 1979. Survivors include: his wife, Barbara, of the home; two sons, Jerry Steel and his wife, Sharon, Conway, Mo., and Thomas Steel and his wife Mary, Union, Mo.; one daughter, Julie Standly and her husband, Mike, Hillsboro, Mo.; his mother, Marie Steel, Ozark; two brothers, Joseph Steel and his wife, Juanita, Ozark; and John Steel and his wife, Kathy, of Arnold, Mo.; two sisters, Joan Hoffman and her husband, Herb, and Janice Drapp, both of St. Louis; and six grandchildren, Melissa, Eric, Madison, Brian, Anna and Katherine. An informal memorial service was held at 7:30 p.m., Friday in Harris, a Heritage Funeral Home, Ozark, with burial in Selmore Cemetery following the service.

 

Steel, Marie Thelma (Knott) 20 Sep 1929 - 10 Sep 2000  CCH-N 13 Sep 2000

[Note: married 1 Feb 1939 John J. Steel]

Marie Thelma Steel, 89, of Ozark, MO, (formerly of St. Louis, MO.) passed away September 10, 2000 in Riverview Manor, Ozark. She was born September 20, 1910 in St. Charles, MO. She was united in marriage to John J. Steel on February 1, 1929. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, John J. Steel, a son; John Steel and a grandson, John Masterson. She was survived by her children, a daughter Joan and her husband Herbert Hoffman of St. Louis, MO, and a son, Joe and his wife Juanita of Ozark, MO., and a daughter Janice Drapp of Fenton, MO, and a son John and his wife Kathy of Arnold, MO, and 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 6 great, great grandchildren. Marie volunteered for 30 years with Marine Mothers at Jefferson Barracks Hospitals. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at Selmore Cemetery at Selmore, MO under the care of Harris Funeral Home of Ozark. No visitation was held.

 

Steele, Aleta M. (?) Eutsler 13 Jul 1926 - 18 Aug 1974 OH 21 Aug 1974 p15

[Note: Daughter of ? & Elsie (?) ?; married Kenneth Eutsler; married Charles D. Steele 24 Jul 1907 - 2 Jun 1995]

SPOKANE - Mrs. Aleta M. Steele, 48, of Spokane, died at 2:45 a.m. Sunday at her home after a long illness. Born in Oklahoma, she lived in Shafter, Calif,. and Van Nuys, Calif. most of her life before moving to Spokane in June. Mrs. Steele was a member of the Ponce de Leon Pentecostal Church. She is survived by her husband, Charles D. Steele of the home; one son, Kenneth Eutsler, Jr. of Shafter. Calif; her mother, Mrs. Elsie Burton of Shafter; one half-sister, Mrs. Ocie Burton of Phoenix, Ariz. and one half-brother, Bill Burton, of Shafter. Funeral services were at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Highlandville Assembly of God Church with the Revs. Gary Phipps and Joe Dan Edwards officiating. Burial was in the Ponce de Leon Cemetery under the direction of Harris of Ozark.

 

Steele, Arther “Doc” 12 May 1903 - 1 Jun 1979 OH 7 Jun 1979 p10

[Note: married Velta 25 Dec 1906 - 5 Nov 1992]

Services for Arther “Doc” Steele,. 776, Ponce de Leon, were held Tuesday in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Revs, Noel Forester and H. B. Whitner officiating, Burial was in Ponce de Leon Cemetery. Mr. Steele died at 11 p.m. Friday in St. John’s Regional Health Center after a long illness. He was a retired merchant, farmer and employee of Frisco Railway, had lived most of his life in Ponce de Leon. He lived 14 years in Springfield. He was a member of Calvary Fundamental Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Velta; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Sue Rains, Granada Hills, Calif. and Mrs. Deonna Carole Essary, San Jose, Calif.; a niece raised in the home, Mrs. Ruby Jean Eisenhour, Panorama City, Calif.; five grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Florene Hunt and Mrs. Bobbie Looney, both of Springfield; and Mrs. Juanita Maples, Ponce de Leon and a brother, Orel Steele, Paradise, Calif.

 

Steele, Berneta M. (McClelland) 20 Dec 1918 - 22 Sep 2008 CCH-N 8 Oct 2008

[Note: Daughter of Jack & Myrtle (Curbow) McClelland; married Carles M. Steele 22 Oct 1910 - 3 Sep 1988]

Berneta McClelland Steele, 89, of Nixa, died Sept. 22, 2008, in Ozark. She was born to Jack and Myrtle Curbow McClelland in Galena, on Dec. 20, 1918.  She was a member of the Assembly of God Church. Berneta married Carles M. Steele, who preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, Ray D. Steele and his wife Judy, Sacramento, Calif., Jerry L. Steele and his wife Jan, Windsor, Colo.; one daughter, Linda Onasch and her husband Bill, Chatsworth, Calif.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Nola Merritt, Nixa. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one sister, Eloise Burton. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Sept. 26, in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery, under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

 

Steele, Callie Belle (Norman) 1880 - 12 Oct 1959  CCR 15 Oct 1959 p3

[Note: Daughter of Thomas & Alzora (Davis) Norman; married John Perry Steele 19 Dec 1877 - 4 Apr 1953]

Funeral services for Mrs. Callie Steele, 80, of Ponce de Leon who died Monday, Oct. 12 at Springfield Baptist Hospital were held Wednesday at Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, with rev. Gary Willard officiating. Burial was in Ponce de Leon Cemetery under direction of Harris Funeral Home of Nixa She was a resident of Ponce de Leon  for 78 years.  Survivors include three sons, Arthur, Ponce de Leon, Orel, Sun Valley, Calif., and Lester of Van Nuys, Calif.; five daughters, Mrs. Juanita Maples, Ponce de Leon, at whose home Mrs. Steele had been living, Mrs. Isadore Looney, 845 West Seminole, Mrs. Dalcie Tennis, Modesto, Calif., Mrs. Florence Hunt., Route 8 Springfield, Mrs. Nettie Fenley, North Hollywood, Calif., a sister, Mrs. Ella Glossip, Ponce de Leon; three half-sisters, Mrs. Carrie Eutsler, Galena, Mrs. Bessie Adams, Portland, Ore., and Mrs. Artie Benard, Centralia, Wash.; 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren,

 

Steele, Carles M. 22 Oct 1910 - 3 Sep 1988 OH 8 Sep 1988

[Note: Son of Marion R. & Ida  (Jackson) Steele; married Berneta M. McClelland 20 Dec 1918 - 22 Sep 2008]

Carles M. Steele, 77, of Nixa, died Sept. 3 at the Springfield Hillhaven Convalescent Center. Services for Mr. Steele were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Harris Chapel, Nixa, with the Rev. Don Blansit officiating. Burial was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Clever. Mr. Steele was a member of the Pentecostal faith. A native of Stone County, Mr. Steele moved to North Hollywood, California in 1936, where he worked in production for Columbia Pictures in Burbank, California for 46 years. He was a member of the Studio Union Local 727, and was a Union Steward. He moved to Nixa in 1979. His survivors include his wife, Berneta; two sons, Ray Dean Steele, Pasadena, California, and Jerry Lee Steele, Denver, Colorado; three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Linda Sue O'Nasch, Chatsworth, California; and two brothers, Charles Steele, Nixa, and Raymond Steele, of the state of California.

 

Steele, Charles Dolan 24 July 1907 - 2 June 1995  CCH-N 7 June 1995

[Note: Son of Marion R. & Ida  (Jackson) Steele; married Erma Irene Bilyeu 4 Aug 1912 - 26 Jul 2003 m/1 Farthing, M/2 Pryer]

Charles D. Steele, 87, Nixa, died Friday, June 2, 1995, in Ozark Nursing and Care Center. He was born July 24, 1907, the son of Marion and Ida Jackson Steele. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church. He retired from General Motors in Van Nuys, California, returning to Nixa.  Survivors include his wife, Erma; three daughters, Maxine Wicks, Gwen Krueger, and Charlene Rocco, all of Calif.; two step-children, Rex J. Farthing and Marily Stewart, both of Ozark; a brother, Raymond Steele, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Berneta Steele, Nixa; eight grandchildren and five step-grandchildren. Graveside services were Sunday in Ponce de Leon Cemetery, under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, with the Rev. James Ellingsworth officiating.

 

Steele, Chester L. 5 Jul 1938 - 24 Jan 2009 SN-L 27 Jan 2009

[Note: Son of Finis & Logie (Teague) Steele; married Wanda]

Mr. Chester L. Steele, 70, Highlandville, passed away Saturday, January 24, 2009 at Elfindale Manor, Springfield, with family at his side. He was born July 5, 1938 in Hurley, Missouri, the son of Finis and Logie Steele (Teague). Chester graduated from Crane High School in 1956 with numerous basketball records. After serving his country in the U.S. Army, he worked many jobs in the construction industry. Most memorable, a heavy equipment operator on the Alaska Pipeline. Chester was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda; his father, Finis; a son, Matthew; and most recently, his loving mother, Logie A. Teague. Those who survive him are a sister, Sharon, and her husband Rod Cannedy, Clever; a son, Mark Steele and his wife Nancy; a grandson, Tyler Steele; granddaughters, Amber and Britney Steele; great grandson, Noah Lee Steele, all of Springfield; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. His greatest enjoyment was his family and he will be deeply missed. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Burial will be in Short Cemetery, Hurley, Missouri. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com

 

Steele, Curtis James 1913 - 20 May 1943 CCR 27 May 1943 p1

[Note: married 1939 Margaret Peters]

Funeral services for Curtis James Steel, 29, who died May 20, were held Saturday, May 22,at Brown Springs church, conducted by Rev. Bruce C. Maples of Ozark, with burial in Marionville cemetery under direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever. The son of Mr. and Mrs. J.O. Steele of Brown Springs, he was married in 1939 to Margaret Peters of Crane, Mo. Other survivors include three sisters and other relatives. He was a member of the Brown Springs Baptist church.

 

Steele, Dillard W. 12 Aug 1902 - 16 Oct 1986 OH 23 Oct 1986 p5

[Note: Son of William R. & Josephine (Young) Steele; married Margaret]

Services for Dillard W. Steele, 84, Nixa, were held Oct. 18 in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Gary M. Phipps officiating. Burial was in Eastlawn Cemetery, Springfield., Mr. Steele died Oct. 16 in his home. A native of Stone county, he had been a resident of the state of California for many years where he was employed by Universal Studios. He returned to Nixa in 1979. Survivors include his stepson, Loyd Woodfill, North Ridge, Calif.; two step-grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Steele, Donald W. 20 Jul 1931 - 28 Apr 2007 SN-L 30 Apr 2007

[Note: Son of John & Willie Dean (Metcalf) Steele; married 2 Jan 1954 Barbara Raper]

Donald W. Steele, 75, Crane, Mo., was born July 20, 1931, in Stone County, Mo., to John and Willie Dean (Metcalf) Steele, and departed this life April 28, 2007, in his home in Crane. Donnie was married to Barbara Raper on January 2, 1954, and they enjoyed 53 years together. He had worked for Ford Motor Company in Kansas City, Mo., for a few years and Gene Robertson Chevrolet in Crane. Donnie retired from Master-Jackson Paving Company, having worked there for 28 years. He had served in the Army during the Korean War and was a member of VFW Post # 5686 in Billings, Mo. He was a member of the Crane Church of God and had attended the Hurley Baptist Church in recent years. Donnie enjoyed spending holidays camping with his family on the James River and many winter nights gigging. He loved to quail hunt and later in life, he enjoyed deer hunting. Donnie spent many hours in his garden, wanting everyone to enjoy the fresh vegetables he grew there. He loved to watch his grandchildren play T-ball, baseball, basketball and volleyball. There are many great memories of making apple cider, four wheeler rides, potato digging and cutting wood. Donnie was preceded in death by his parents and an infant son. Survivors include his wife, Barbara, of the home; step-mother, Joan Steele of Crane; son Bruce Steele and wife, Debra, of Crane; two daughters, Sheila Moreland and husband, Gary, of Crane, and Jennifer Vanderhoof and husband, Marty, of Marionville; two brothers, Jack Steele and wife Teresa, of Greenwood, and Eddie Steele of Lansing, Mich.; two sisters, Janice Barton and husband, Bill, of Sedalia, Mo., and Kay Bequette and husband, Len, of Marionville; two half-brothers, Harold Steele and his wife, Leann, and Gary Steele and wife, Sandy, all of Crane; eight grandchildren, Gretchen Glossip and husband, Michael, of Crane, Johnna Jennings and husband, Shane, of Hurley, Briceton Vanderhoof of Marionville, Brian Moreland, Mary Kaala Moreland, Houston Steele, Kelsey Steele and Seth Steele, all of Crane; four great-grandchildren, Emma and Dylan Glossip and Mariah and Racee Jennings; numerous other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be May 1, 2007, at 2 p.m. in the Hurley Baptist Church, Hurley, Mo. Burial will be in the Crane Community Cemetery, under the care of Westrip Funeral Home, Crane. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening, April 30, 2007, in the funeral home.

 

Steele, Elizabeth Laura (Austin) 1850 - 29 Jul 1934 CCR 2 Aug 1934 p8

[Note: married E. C. Steele]

Mrs. Elizabeth Laura Steele, 84, died in her home at Hartville Sunday afternoon after a long illness. Mrs. Steele, who was the mother-in-law of Arthur M. Curtis was born in Tennessee and moved to St. James when a small girl. Shortly afterward, she came with her family to Norwood where she had lived many years. One of the oldest settlers in the community, Mrs. Steele had been present at the battle of Norwood and was a member of the Presbyterian church near her home . One of her friends who grew up in the same community with her, the Rev. J.A. Russell, a Presbyterian minister of Phillipsburg, will have charge of the funeral services. She was the widow of E.C. Steele, who died in 1901 and after the death of her son Erban C. Steele in 1928, she gave the cemetery at Hartville in memory of him. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Jeanette Curtis of Springfield and Miss Opal Steele of the home, a son, Howe Steele of 610 South Florence Avenue; a brother-in-law, J.H. Steele of the home and a brother, Joe Austin of Anadarko, OK. Funeral services were held at four o’clock Tuesday afternoon and interment was made in the Steele Memorial Cemetery.

 

Steele, Erma Irene (Bilyeu) Farthing Pryer 4 Aug 1912 - 26 Jul 2003   CCH-N 30 Jul 2003 & SN-L 27 Jul 2003

[Note: Daughter of  Stephen Lafayette & Didemma (Cash)  Bilyeu; married 25 Aug 1928 Rex Farthing 16 Aug 1905 - 30 Apr 1961; married 30 Oct 1964 Chester Leroy Pryer 17 Sep 1910 - Nov 1976; married 31 Dec 1981 Charles Dolan Steele 24 Jul 1907 - 2 Jun 1995]

Erma (Farthing) Steele, 90, died July 26, 2003, in The Baptist Home, Ozark.  Survivors include her son, Rex Farthing and wife Nadine; a daughter, Marilyn Stewart and husband Ed; four grandchildren, Kevin Farthing, Karen Carmichael, Lori Vinson, and Greg Stewart; and six great-grandchildren.  Erma was a founding member of Fremont Hills Baptist Church.  A graveside funeral was at 10 a.m. July 29, at McCracken Cemetery, east of Ozark.

©Ozarks Newsstand 2003

 

Steele, Evelyn L. (Torrence) 11 Oct 1922 - 13 Mar 2002  SN-L 14 Mar 2002

[Note: Daughter of Roy & Nina (Carver) Torrence; married Harry Edward Steele ? - 25 Jul 2000]

Evelyn L. Steele, 79, Brookline, died at 1:55 a.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2002 in Christian Health Care, Republic. She was born October 11, 1922 in Axtel, Kan., the daughter of Roy and Nina (Carver) Torrence. Mrs. Steele was a 4th and 5th grade teacher in the Springfield Public School for 30 years and she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Battlefield. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Edward Steele July 25, 2000; a daughter, Barbara Frazier, August 18, 1999; and her parents. She is survived by two sons and their wives, Ted and Alison Steele, Brookline, and Steve and Debbie Steele, Republic; a daughter, Linda Hembree, Brookline; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a sister, Nila Jean Gale, Springfield, Colo. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2002 in Manley Cemetery, Battlefield, with Rev. Jim Schudy officiating, under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. The casket will be closed at all times. Springfield News-Leader, March 14, 2002.

 

Steele, Everett 16 Oct 1900 - 6 Nov 1988 OH 10 Nov 1988

[Note: married Ruby M. (  ) Nimmo]

Everett Steele, 88, of Nixa, died at[ 2:38 p.m. Nov. 6 at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. Services for Mr. Steele were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the First Baptist Church, Nixa, with the Revs. Benny Gard and Richard Eakins officiating. Burial was in the Payne Cemetery, near Nixa, and was under the direction of Harris Funeral l Home, Nixa. Mr. Steele, a longtime resident of the Nixa community, was a member of the First Baptist Chinch of Nixa, and was a retired carpenter. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army in the Asiatic Theatre. He held membership in the Nixa American Legion Post 434. Mr. Steel's survivors include one stepson, the Rev. Fred Nimmo, Pasco, Washington, two step-grandsons; one step great-grandson; four foster sisters, Mrs. Leota Harding, Nixa, Mrs. Ruth Albrecht, Billings, Mrs. Lorene Murray, Springfield, and Mrs. Rosale Carter, Nixa; and three half-sisters, Mrs. Emma Ortman, Stockton, California, Mrs. Tilda Sparkman, Battlefield, and Mrs. Dorothy Arndt, Highlandville.

 

Staiger, Kaitlyn Grace 2 Dec 2008 - 30 Jan 2009 SN-L 3 Feb 2009

[Note: Daughter of Jay & Shauntae (Moore) Staiger]

Kaitlyn Grace Staiger passed peacefully in the arms of her loving parents on January 30, 2009. We gave back to God the gift that he gave us 60 days ago. Our little angel went to be a real angel and we, her father and mother, had to let her go back to her heavenly father. Kaitlyn Grace was born on December 2, 2008. During her 60 short days here on Earth, she touched so many other lives. Kaitlyn Grace was a beautiful baby girl and truly a blessing in our lives and the lives of everyone she met. Her life was a brief gift to us that will live on as she leaves behind a legacy of spirit and fight as well as a never-give-up attitude that we all will attempt to follow. Kaitlyn Grace is the daughter of Jay and Shauntae Staiger of Saint Peters, Mo. Her paternal grandparents are John and Jane Staiger of Billings, Mo.; and maternal grandparents are Donald and Peggy Moore of Poplar Bluff, Mo. Funeral services will be held in Saint Peters UCC, Billings, Mo., on February 4, 2009, at 1 p.m., followed by a graveside service in Saint Peters Cemetery, under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, Mo. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com. We will always miss and love you, our little Katie Bug.

 

Staiger, Lucille E. (Zoller) 17 Jan 1920 - 24 Dec 2003 SN-L 28 Dec 2003

[Note: Daughter of  Ed L. & Mary Jane (Hutter) Zoller; married 12 Nov 1942 Oscar Frederich "Fritz" Staiger]

Lucille E. Staiger, 83, Billings, died at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003, in Ozark Methodist Manor, Marionville, after a short illness. Lucille, daughter of Ed L. and Mary Jane (Hutter) Zoller, was born Jan. 17, 1920, in Billings, Mo. She married Oscar Frederich "Fritz" Staiger on Nov. 12, 1942. Lucille and Fritz were pioneers in the dairy industry. They have one of the leading Holstein herds in Missouri. Lucille also enjoyed working in her garden, working with her chickens, and selling eggs to many friends and neighbors. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Ed and Mary Jane Zoller; her husband, Fritz Staiger; a sister, Minnie Austin; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Barke and Emma Staiger; and brothers’ in-law, Albert Staiger and William Long. She is survived by a son, Gene Staiger and wife Ann, Billings; a daughter, Kay Pitts, Salem, Mo.; grandson Brian Pitts and wife Jennie, Lakewood, Colo.; granddaughters Amy Pitts, Salem, Mo., and Susan Staiger, Springfield; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Walter and Linda Staiger, Aurora; brother-in-law, Phillip Barke, Billings; sister-in-law, Anna Long, Kansas City, Mo.; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at Meadors Funeral Home, Billings, with Pastor Doug Burwick officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peters Cemetery, Billings. Visitation will be 5 t o6 p.m. today in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Peters Evangelical UCC Church in Billings. Springfield News-Leader, December 28, 200

 

Staiger,  Malinda  (Koenemann) 17 Aug 1912 - 6 May 2006 SN-L 8 May 2006

[Note: Daughter of William & Anna (Veith) Koenemann; married 6 Oct 1946 Walter Staiger 20 Apr 1913 - 14 Jul 2006]

Mrs. Malinda Staiger, 93, Aurora, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2006, in her home. She was born August 17, 1912, in Hoberg, Missouri, the daughter of William and Anna (Veith) Koenemann. She graduated from Springfield High School. Prior to her marriage, she was employed by Duncan Studio in Springfield. Mrs. Staiger was united in marriage to Walter Staiger October 6, 1946. They have lived and raised their two children in the Billings area. She was a member of St. Peter's Evangelical UCC, Billings. Her parents and 10 siblings preceded her in death. She is survived by two children and their spouses, Sandie and Don Buntin, Marionville, and Steve and Rhonda Staiger, Billings; a brother, Herbert Koenemann, Springfield; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild, with another due in June; other relatives and friends. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2006, in St. Peter's Cemetery, Billings, with Rev. Doug Burwick officiating, under direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Billings. The Billings chapel will be open Tuesday morning for friends to call. The casket will be closed.

 

Staiger, Oscar Fritz 8 Apr 1908 - 1 Apr 1988  OH 7 Apr 1988

[Note: Son of  Gottlob & Wilhelmine (Klooz) Staiger; married 12 Nov 1942 Lucille E. Zoller 17 Jan 1920 - 24 Dec 2003]

Oscar F. "Fritz" Staiger, 79, of Billings, died April 1 at the Crane Health Care Nursing Home after a short illness. Services for Mr. Staiger were held Monday at the Meadors Chapel, Billings, with the Rev. James Schultz officiating. Burial was in St. Peter's Cemetery. Mr. Staiger was a longtime resident of the Billings community, and was a well-known farmer and dairyman. He attended St. Peter's United Church of Christ. His survivors include his wife, Lucille; a son, Gene, Billings; a daughter, Kay Pitts, Salem; two brothers, Albert, Billings, and Walter, Aurora; two sisters, Anna Long, Kansas City, and Elizabeth Barke, Billings; and three grandchildren.

 

Staiger, Walter 20 Apr 1913 - 14 Jul 2006 SN-L 16 Jul 2006

[Note: Son of Gottlobb & Wilhelmine (Klooz) Staiger; married 6 Oct 1946 Malinda Koenemann 17 Aug 1912 - 6 May 2006]

Walter Staiger, 93, Aurora, passed away Friday, July 14, 2006, at the Ozarks Methodist Manor, Marionville. He was born April 20, 1913, in Hausen, Germany, to Gottlobb and Wilhelmine (Klooz) Staiger. Mr. Staiger was united in marriage to Malinda Koenemann October 6, 1946. They were involved in farming in the Billings area, where they lived and raised their two children. He was a member of the St. Peter's Evangelical UCC, Billings. He was preceded in death by his wife, Malinda, May 6, 2006; his parents; two brothers, Albert and O.F. "Fritz"; and a sister, Elizabeth Barke. He is survived by his two children and their spouses, Sandie and Don Buntin, Marionville and Steve and Rhonda Staiger, Billings; a sister, Anna Long, Kansas City, Mo.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. A visitation will b e1 p.m. Monday, July 17, 2006, in Meadors Funeral Home, Billings. The graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. in St. Peter's Cemetery, Billings, with David Rauch officiating.

 

Staiger, Wilhelmine (Klooz) 31 Oct 1885 - 28 Feb 1969   CCR 6 Mar 1969 p8

[Note: married Gottlob Staiger 10 Dec 1879 - 10 May 1937]

Mrs. Wilhelmine Staiger, 84, of Route 2, Billings, died at the home of a son, Fritz, Route 2, Billings about 8:30 p.m. Friday after a 3-month illness. A member of the united Church of Christ in Billings, Mrs. Staiger came to Billings from Germany in 1925. She is survived by two additional sons, Albert and Walter, also of Billings; two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Brake, Billings, and Mrs. Anna Long, Kansas City; 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday in the United Church of Christ in Billings with Dr. Forest Brown officiating. Burial was in E and R Cemetery under direction of Cantrell.

 

Stalcup, Alpha Irene (Nance) 1908 - 5 Mar 1950  CCR 9 Mar 1950

[Note: Daughter of Albert & ? (?) Nance; married Otis Dudley Stalcup]

Mrs. Alpha Irene Stalcup, 41; died in St. John's hospital Saturday morning following a four months illness. She was a lifelong resident of Republic. She had been a member of the Republic Baptist church since 1931. Survivors include the husband, Otis Dudley Stalcup of the home; one son, Jimmie Dale of the home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Nance of Republic; two brothers, Bruce and Leon Nance of Baldwin Park, Calif., three sisters, Mrs. Gladys Fisher of Glendale, Mrs. Dorothy Shertz and Miss Ione Nance of Azusa, Calif.; three nephews and two nieces; and one half-sister, Mrs. Ola McCallum of Glendora, Calif. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday in the Republic Baptist church with the Rev. A.T, Mahanay and T.S. Hammons officiating. Burial was in the Wade Chapel Cemetery under the direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Staley, Muriel B. “Tookie“ (Rosier) Biache 23 Nov 1917 - 12 Oct 1938 CCH-N 12 Mar 2008

[Note: Daughter of Phillip & Beulah (VanDerLeest) Rosier; married 12 Oct 1938 Oscar F. Biache; married Clarence Staley]

Muriel B. Staley, fondly known as "Tookie," passed away March 3, 2008, in St. John's Hospital at the age of 90 years, 3 months and 8 days. She was born Nov. 23, 1917, in Chicago the daughter of Phillip and Beulah (VanDerLeest) Rosier. On Oct. 12, 1938, Tookie was united in marriage to Oscar F. Biache, and to this union two sons, Robert and Gregg, were born. Oscar preceded her in death and she later married Clarence Staley, who also preceded her in death. In addition to both of her husbands, Tookie was also preceded in death by her brother, Robert Rosier. Tookie was a talented homemaker known for her culinary savvy and masterfully preparing great meals for her family. She also loved to travel the world, play golf, enjoyed bowling and dancing. During her younger years, she wished to be a sports announcer, and from her young dreams her passion for sports grew. She loved baseball and followed the Chicago White Soxs, Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals. She was an avid Bridge player and also taught others to play the game. At the young age of 60, she learned to drive a car, attained her license and began driving all over the country. Tookie lived in Florida for 30 years before moving to Ozark where she especially enjoyed her membership at Ozark United Methodist Church. She was also a dear animal lover and very passionate about dogs. Tookie left this life to be with God and leaves her loving family behind to cherish her memory. Her survivors include two sons, Robert Biache and wife Karen of Ozark, and Gregg Biache and wife Janis of New Port Richey, Fla.; five grandchildren, Renee Sue Biache, Leane Michelle Schlemmer, Bobby Biache and wife DeAnna, Wendy Dawson and husband Matthew, Debbi Sonntag and husband Kris; one great-granddaughter, Brinkley Sonntag; two nieces, Caryl Ann Biache and Robin Rosier-Richard; a cousin, Bob Birk, several other caring relatives and many good friends. Memorial services were held at 10 a.m. March 8, 2008, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark with Pastor Regina Bohannon officiating. Internment will follow at a later date in Sarasota Memorial Gardens, Sarasota, Fla. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2008

 

Staley, Ron Lee   15 Mar 1957 - 1 Nov 2003 SN-L 8 Nov 2003

[Note: Son of Clyde & Mary (   ) Holloway]

Mr. Ron Lee Staley, 46, Ozark, son of Mary and Clyde Holloway, Kimberling City, and a waiter for the Village Inn Restaurant, Ozark, died Nov. 1, 2003, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. A memorial service will be held on Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. in the Missouri Veterans' Cemetery, Springfield.

 

Stall, Kathy Lynne 1974 - 11 Jul 1980 OH 17 Jul 1980 p11

[Note: Daughter of  Ernest & ? (Williams) Stall; no SSDI found]

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Stall, Rachael Joanna 1975 - 11 Jul 1980 OH 17 Jul 1980 p11

[Note: Daughter of  Ernest & ? (Williams) Stall; no SSDI found]

Services for Rachael Joanna Stall, 5, and her sister, Kathy Lynne Stall, 6, both of Elkhead, were held Tuesday in Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Dogwood with the Rev. Bob Huskey officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery under direction of Clinkingbeard of Ava. Rachael Stall died about 8 p.m. last Friday at the scene of an auto accident. Kathy Stall died later Friday in Tri-County Hospital, Mansfield, of injuries suffered in the same accident. The girls attended the Church of the Nazarene at Dogwood. Survivors include the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Stall, Elkhead; a sister, Della L., of the home; two half-sisters, Michelle L. and Jackie J. Williams, both of the home; a half-brother, Sammy B. Williams, Bruner;  maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Williams, Bruner, maternal great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bud Williams, Springfield and paternal grandmothers, Mrs. Della Stall, Seymour.

 

Stall, Mark S. 7 Dec 1900 - Oct 1976 OH 28 Oct 1976 p9

[Note: married Della; does use two different spellings in obit, but Stall in SSDI.]

SEYMOUR - Services for Mark S. Stall, 75, Seymour, was at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Pleasant Ridge Baptist church west of Ava, with the Rev. Bob Huskey officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery under direction of Clinkingbeard of Ava. Mr. Stahl died at 6:20 p.m. Thursday in his home after an 11-month illness. Survivors include his wife, Della; two daughters, Mrs. Violet Lakey, Seymour; a son, Ernest of Bruner; a sister, Mrs. Cora Northrup, Acme, Wash.; 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

 

Stall, Rachael Joanna 1975 - 11 Jul 1980 OH 17 Jul 1980 p11

[Note: Daughter of  Ernest & ? (Williams) Stall; no SSDI found]

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Stall, Kathy Lynne 1974 - 11 Jul 1980 OH 17 Jul 1980 p11

[Note: Daughter of  Ernest & ? (Williams) Stall; no SSDI found]

Services for Rachael Joanna Stall, 5, and her sister, Kathy Lynne Stall, 6, both of Elkhead, were held Tuesday in Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Dogwood with the Rev. Bob Huskey officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery under direction of Clinkingbeard of Ava. Rachael Stall died about 8 p.m. last Friday at the scene of an auto accident. Kathy Stall died later Friday in Tri-County Hospital, Mansfield, of injuries suffered in the same accident. The girls attended the Church of the Nazarene at Dogwood. Survivors include the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Stall, Elkhead; a sister, Della L., of the home; two half-sisters, Michelle L. and Jackie J. Williams, both of the home; a half-brother, Sammy B. Williams, Bruner;  maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Williams, Bruner, maternal great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bud Williams, Springfield and paternal grandmothers, Mrs. Della Stall, Seymour.

 

Stall, Sara Nadine Aug 1984 - 20 Feb 1985 OH 21 Feb 1985 p10

[Note: Daughter of Mark & Joan (Andreatta) Stall; no SSDI record found]

Graveside services for Sara Nadine Stall, 5-month infant daughter of Mark and Joan Stall of Nixa, were held Feb. 20 in Marshfield Cemetery with Rev. Dean Burks officiating. Burial was under the direction of Adams Funeral Home of Ozark. The infant was found dead Feb. 18 of apparent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Additional survivors include a brother, Benjamin Andreatta of the home; her paternal grandmother, Della Stall, Dogwood; her paternal great-grandmother, Elaine Smith, Santa Anna, Calif.; her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Andreatta, Marshfield; her maternal great grandmother, Chloe Brake, Marshfield; and her maternal great grandfather, Ben Andreatta, Marshfield.

 

Stallcup, Charles W. 25 Oct 1934 - 31 May 2006 SN-L 1 Jun 2006

[Note: married 1955 Betty Lou Cruce]

Charles W. Stallcup, 71, born October 25, 1934, in Independence, Missouri, passed away in his home in Springfield during the early morning hours of Wednesday, May 31, 2006. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. With a keen wit and spontaneous personality, he quickly made friends and lasting relationships. Charles is survived by his wife, Betty, of the home; son, Charles R. Stallcup and wife, Melissa, of Sparta; daughter, Susan R. Fiedler and husband, Rick, of Springfield; granddaughter, Megan A. LeBlanc and husband, Norman, and great-granddaughter, Daisha, of Hampton, Virginia; grandson, Chase A. Stallcup of Sparta; granddaughter, Amanda R. Mitchell and husband, Keith, and great-granddaughter, Ellie, of Aldrich, Missouri; and granddaughter, Amy Forrest of St. Louis, Missouri. He is also survived by his brothers, Robert Stallcup and James Stallcup, both of Springfield; sister, Betty Campbell of Southern California; and many other relatives and close friends. In the early 1950s Charles moved from the Kansas City area to Southern California. In 1955 he married Betty Lee Cruce in Downey, California. In 1957 Charles was drafted into the United States Army and was stationed in Germany. After his honorable discharge from the Army he and Betty returned to Southern California to start a family. Charles was self-employed for most of his working career starting his own business in the early 1960s. In 1976 he sold his business in California and moved his family to Ava, Missouri, to run a dairy farm. In 1998 he and Betty sold the farm to build a new home in Ava. Having been a hard worker all of his life, a few years of retirement was more than he could take. In 2001 Charles and Betty decided to move to Springfield so he could be closer to his son and daughter, and also so he could get a job at Wal-Mart on the South side of Springfield. Charles was truly a "people person". He loved spending time with his family and his many friends. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 3, 2006, in Barnes Family Funeral Home in Ozark, with Rev. Oren Alcorn officiating. Burial will follow in the Ava Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 2, 2006, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Stallings, Augustine 7 Aug 1850 - 11 Jul 1928 CCR 19 Jul 1928 p1

[Note: Son of John & Manerva (Tabor) Stallings; married 3 Feb 1873 Amanda Tennis 29 Feb 1860 - 1 Feb 1929]

Augustine Stallings was born in Stone county, Mo., August 7th, 1850, and died in Springfield July 11, 1928, at the age of 77 years, 11 months and 5 days. He was married to Amanda Tennis February 3, 1873. To this union five children were born three boys and two girls. The oldest son and daughter preceded him in death. The wife and daughter, Mrs. Maggie Perkins and sons, Ross and Ben, all of this city, survive him. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild. He converted to Christ about 35 years ago and united with the Elk Valley Baptist church near Ozark. During the long months of his illness, he frequently spoke of his hope of Heaven and assured his  loved ones that was both ready and anxious to go to his Savior. He bore his pain and suffering with the spirit of a true Christian, never complaining and always grateful for any favors and kindness shown him. We weep not as those who have no hope. The funeral services were held at the Starne Mortuary Friday at 3:30 p.m. by Rev. F. B. Raines of College Street Baptist church. Interment was in Green Lawn cemetery.

Stambaugh, Robert Edward, Sr.  1933 - 9 Jun 2011 SN-L 10 Jun 2011
Robert Stambaugh, Sr., 77, Sparta. Arrangements: Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.
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Stambaugh, Robert Edward, Sr.  1933 - 9 Jun 2011 CCH-N 22 Jun 2011
Robert Edward Stambaugh, Sr., 77, Sparta, died June 9, 2011, in Cox South Hospital, Springfield. Robert was a hardworking man who loved his wife and children and will be miss by all who knew him. In following Robert’s wishes his body will be cremated under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. On line condolences at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.

Stamper, Jo Ann (Dickerson) 1 Mar 1949 - 24 May 2000  CCH-N 31 May 2000

[Note: Daughter of Homer & Mildred (   ) Dickerson; married Gordon Stamper]

In loving memory of Jo Ann Stamper 51, of Chadwick, MO. Jo was born March 1, 1949 and passed away May 24, 2000 in her sleep. Jo was preceded in death by her parents Homer and Mildred Dickerson. Jo is survived by her husband and eternal companion Gordon Stamper. Jo and Gordon had a beautiful marriage of 31 years. Jo is also survived by her two sons, Gordon Stamper II and wife Paul of Ozark, Abe Stamper and wife Shelia of Nixa, and her four grandchildren, Austin, Taylor, Hunter, and Hailey. Jo is also survived by her brothers Bill Dickerson of Orlando, Florida and Homer Dickerson of Springfield, MO and countless other family and friends. At Jo's request, there will be no memorial or funeral services. Any contributions can be made in Jo's honor to: Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks, C/O Mary Beth O'Reilly 1898 N Monett Road Nixa, MO 65714. She was loved.

 

Stamper, Nettie March (Young) 16 Feb 1884 - 4 Jan 1926 CCR 15 Jan 1926 p1

[Note: Daughter of Samuel Roland & Alafon F. “Allie Fair“ (Maynard) Young; married 8 Nov 1908 Charles E. Stamper 4 May 1882 - Jul 1963; middle name differs in obit and family record, and MO DC gives middle initial as A.]

Nettie May Young, daughter of Sam and Allie Young, was born February 16, 1884, near Nixa, Missouri and departed this life January 4, 1926 at the family residence in Nixa at the age of 41 years, 10 months and 18 days. She was married November 8th, 1908 to Chas. E. Stamper. To this union were born two daughters, Helen aged 12 years and Charldine aged 5 years. She spend all of her life in and near Nixa except 8 years that she and her husband lived in Tennessee. She professed faith in Christ at Republic in 1904 and united with the Christian church at Lone Hill in 1905 being baptized by the Rev. Ward Moore. She lived a consecrated Christian life and died with full assurance of salvation through Jesus Christ. She leaves her husband, five brothers, Will, Ed, John, Elmer and Homer Young; and one sister, Mrs. Lydia Herndon, all of Nixa, Mo. Besides these, she leaves a host of other relatives and friends who mingle their tears of sympathy with those of the bereaved family. The funeral service was conducted at the Christian church at Nixa by Rev. D. S. Frazier of Lebanon on January 5th, and interment made in the Delaware cemetery.

 

Stamper, Robert Theron 27 Sep 1907 - 14 Aug 1947 CCR 28 Aug 1947 p1

[Note: Son of Winston A. & Ora Estelle (Richardson) Stamper]

Robert Theron Stamper, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Stamper, died at Merced, Calif., on Aug. 14, 1947, at the age of 39 years, 10 months and 17 days. He was converted in a revival at Mt. Sinai Baptist church at the age of 20. He had lived in California since 1937 and had been in ill health for the past 12 years. He is survived by his father and mother, one brother, Paul, of Harrisonville, Mo., two sisters, Mrs. Nell Short and Mrs. Inez Frazier of Springfield, Mo., and a host of other relatives and friends. An infant sister and a brother, Earl, preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning at the Clever Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. D.S. Frazier, assisted by Rev. T.J. Haney. Burial was at Frazier Chapel cemetery under direction of the Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Stamper, Winston A. 1872 - 1965

[Note: married Ora Estelle Richardson 7 Jan 1877 - 1 Aug 1958]

Winston A Stamper, 91, of 1110 West Florida, Springfield, a former resident of Clever, died about 8 p.m. Saturday in the State Sanatorium at Mt. Vernon.  A retired farmer, he was a member of the Clever Methodist Church.  Mr. Stamper is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Oscar Short, 1110 West Florida, and Mrs. Inez Taylor, Monett; a son, Paul, Belton; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  Services will be under direction of Cantrell of Clever.

Note: This clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner has a handwritten date of 1965, in the margin. [Note: Some family tombstones give name Stampler]

 

Stampp, Elizabeth 1908 - 30 Dec 2008 CCH-N 14 Jan 2009

Elizabeth Stampp, 100, Springfield, passed away Dec. 30, 2008. She was laid to rest in Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, Texas. Arrangements were under the direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Stamps, Charlotte “Lottie” (Salkil) 1 Mar 1862 - 1 Oct 1937 CCR 14 Oct 1937 p4

[Note: married 1880 Charles Stamps 12 May 1843 - 24 Sep 1927]

Miss Lottie Salkil was born March 1, 1862, in the state of Indiana and passed away at her home near Cody, Mo., Oct. 7, 1937, at the age of 75 years, six months and six days. She came to this country at the age of three years. She was married to Charles Stamps in the year of 1880. To this union were born nine children, six boys and three girls. She was converted and joined the Missionary Baptist church to which faith she clung till death. Her husband and three children preceded her in death. The survivors are: Jennings, Hershel, Carl, Wesley, and Richard Stamps and Mrs. Lizzie Davis, other relatives and a host of friends to mourn her going. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Manley cemetery conducted by Rev. Crocket of Springfield, Mo., with burial there under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Stamps, Rebecca C. 15 Oct 1942 - 29 May 1972 CCR 1 Jun 1972 p4

[Note: Daughter of Carl & ? (?) Stamps]

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Nelson, Harold Gene 28 Jul 1936 - 29 May 1972 CCR 1 Jun 1972 p4

[Note: Son of Carl & ? (?) Nelson]

Double funeral services for Rebecca C. Stamps, 29 of Walnut Grove and Harold Gene Nelson, 35, of Springfield, were at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Harris Chapel here. The couple died Monday in a head-on crash involving their motorcycle and a car near Dadeville. They were engaged to be married. The Revs. Chester Rich and Joseph Fall officiated at the services with burial in Smith Cemetery near Rogersville under direction of Harris of Ozark and Allison of Greenfield. Miss Stamps is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Stamps, Dadeville and a sister, Mrs. Carolyn DeWitt, Ozark. Surviving Mr. Nelson are a son, Mark Nelson and a daughter, Cetta Nelson, both of Joplin; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Nelson of Springfield; two sisters, Mrs. Lila Garrett of Ash Grove and Mrs. Deal Hayes of Republic.

 

Stanbro, Rodney Lee 25 Sept 1933 - 9 Apr 2003    CCH-N 9 Apr  2003

[Note: Son of Otis & Helen (McPeak) Stanbro; married 3 Aug 1951 Fern Joann Hager]

Rodney Lee Stanbro, 69, was born Sept. 25, 1933, in Lamar and died at 4 p.m. March 14, 2003, in Branson West.   He was preceded in death by his loving parents, Otis and Helen Stanbro; his grandparents, Lee Forest and Martha Stanbro, and Chet and Minnie McPeak, all of Lamar. Stanbro was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Fern Joann Hager, on Aug. 3, 1951. An ordained minister in the Assemblies of God, he pastured churches in Kansas, Missouri and Tennessee for 50 years. During his ministry he built three churches, led missions trips overseas to South America, Mexico, Germany, Jamaica and the Holy Land, and was the youth director for the state of Tennessee.  The Stanbros retired to the Branson area in 2001 and he was employed with Silver Dollar City at the time of his death. The couple were RV travelers in the winter, having just returned from Mexico. He was contracting the building of their retirement home and was very active in keeping his family together by sharing his enjoyment of life in the lake area. Survivors include his wife, Joann; three daughters and their spouses, Marquita and Don Blansit, Nixa, Sherri and Craig Buck, Wharton, Texas, and Joy Rakestraw, Nixa. He was privileged to become Pappaw to seven grandchildren and their spouses, Chad and Tosha Blansit, Keokuk, Iowa, RaChelle and Jason Iles, Nixa, Mikaela Buck, Nathan Buck, Wharton, Texas, Jenna Rakestraw, Jaelyn Rakestraw and Jace Isreal Rakestraw, Nixa. He was also blessed with two great-granddaughters, Moria Blansit, Keokuk, Iowa, and Camryn Iles, Nixa. Services were 11 a.m. March 18 in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Burial was in Moorehead Cemetery, Lamar.

 

Stanfill, Hazel (Rader) Stine 10 Dec 1912 - 20 Jan 1993 OH 27 Jan 1993

[Note: Son of Ollie & Lula (Williams) Rader]

Hazel Stanfill, 80, formerly of Nixa, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1993 in Siloam Springs, Ark. She was born Dec. 10, 1912 in Nixa, the son of Ollie and Lula ,(Williams) Rader. She was a retired beautician and resort owner. She attended the Presbyterian Church. Survivors include a son, Derald Stine, Ridgemont; a daughter, Jazell Ann Smith, Republic; and two grandchildren. Services were held Friday, Jan. 22, in the McCauley Cemetery, with the Rev. Conrad Kitchell officiating. Services were under the direction of Harris Colonial Chapel, Ozark.

 

Standish, Elred Miles 5 Mar 1918 - 26 Jun 1978 OH 29 Jun 1978 p10

[Note: married Beatrice]

GALENA - Services for Elred Miles Standish, 60, Route 3, Galena was at 2 p.m. today in Stumpff Chapel in Reeds Spring, with three Rev. John Renfro officiating. Burial was in Yocum Pond Cemetery near Reeds Spring. Mr. Standish died at 8 p.m. Monday in the Missouri State Chest Hospital at Mount Vernon after a long illness. A farmer, Mr. Standish was  lifelong resident of Stone County. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Beatrice; two sons,. Kenneth of Spokane and Gary of the home; four daughters, Mrs. Norma Jean Branstetter, Jenkins, Mrs. Martha Larkin, Aurora, Mrs. Carlotta Boyd, Crane, and Miss Dawn Standish of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Louise Stallions, Albion, Calif and Mrs. Evelyn Jackson, state of California; and nine grandchildren.

 

Standish, Michele 1957 - 17 Nov 1974 OH 21 Nov 1974 p1

Car Wreck Fatal

Michele Standish, 17, Branson, was dead on arrival Sunday night at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield after a one-car wreck about 11:15 p.m. on U.S. 160 about four miles south of Nixa. Troopers said she was a passenger in a southbound car driven by 18-year-old Lonnie Leo Moschner, Route 1, Branson, when he lost control on wet pavement, apparently at high speed and struck the north side of a bridge east of the road. The girl was pinned in the vehicle, the highway patrol reported. Moschner was taken to St. John’s Hospital where he was treated for facial lacerations and released.

 

Stanford, Bobby D. "Short-Short" 17 May 1937 - 12 Oct 2003 CCH-N 15 Oct 2003

[Note: Son of Don & Erin (  ) Stanford; married 1960 Norma Jean Berry]

Bob "Short-Short" Stanford, 66, of Highlandville died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003 in Cox South Hospital. He was born May 17, 1937 in Mena, Ark. He and wife Norma Jean Berry had been married for 43 years, and had worked at Reyco Foundry for 17 years.  A son, Ernest Stanford, preceded him in death in 1996. Survivors include his wife, Norma; children Gregg Stanford and his wife, JoAnna, Halfway; Aaron Stanford, Shell Knob; Carmen Keithly, Highlandville; and Angie Thurston and her husband Les, Nixa; fifteen grandchildren, Kristina, Jacob, John, Ashley, Matthew, Michael, Cody, Ashley, John, Josh, Heather, Bradley, Michael, Sarah and Christian; six great-grandchildren, and was looking forward to the birth of his seventh; his mother Firn Henderson and husband Charlie, Shell Knob; his father Don Stanford and wife Vonnie, Fair Fax; brothers Benny Stanford and wife Wilma, Monett; Bill Stanford and wife Glenda, Mt. Vernon; and Blake Stanford and wife Shirley, Monett; several half- brothers and half-sisters; nieces and nephews.  A graveside funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16 at Highlandville Cemetery with Donny Sullivan officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the funeral home. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2003

 

Stanford, Ernest Wayne 14 Nov 1962 - 21 May 1996  CCH-25 May 1996

[Note: Son of Bobby D. “Short-Short” & Norma Jean (Berry) Stanford]

Ernest Wayne Stanford, Highlandville, passed away at 6:48 p.m. Tuesday May 21, 1996, in Marshfield, from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident. Ernest was born November 14, 1962, in Mt. Vernon, MO., the son of Bob and Norma Berry Stanford. Ernest graduated from Spokane High School, enjoyed working with ceramics and loved the outdoors. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Gene Berry. He is survived by his parents, of Highlandville; two brothers, Gregg of Aurora and Aaron of Exeter; two sisters and their husbands, Carmen and Rick Keithley of Clever and Angie and Beryl Wrinkle of Nixa; paternal grandparents; Charles and Firn Henderson of Shell Knob and maternal grandmother Carmen Berry; a daughter Ashley Marie Stanford, Marshfield; and a son, Levi Dody Cox of Nixa. Services were Friday May 24, 1996 at Harris, a Heritage Funeral Home, Nixa, with burial in Highlandville Cemetery.

 

Stanley, Clara L. 1907 - 18 Nov 1969 CCR 27 Nov 1969 p4

Funeral services for Miss Clara L. Stanley, 62, a Salvation Army brigadier from Chicago, Ill. were at 1 p.m. Friday in Tillery Chapel in Humansville. Burial was in Humansville Cemetery. Miss Stanley died at 1:05 p.m. Tuesday in Cox Medical Center after a lingering illness. A former Humansville school teacher, Miss Stanley attended the Salvation Army school in 1931. She then spent 27 years in Rhodesia, South Africa as a missionary, returning in 1966 to Chicago. She retired from the Salvation Army in 1968, but continued to serves as chaplain to retired SA officers in the Chicago area. Miss Stanley is survived by a brother, V. L. Stanley, Ozark and a sister, Miss O. Evelyn Stanley, Minneapolis, Minn.

 

Stanley, Dorothy Beatrice (Low) 22 Oct 1921 - 31 Jan 1996  CCH-N 3 Feb 1996

[Note: Daughter of Alexander & Marie (Stillwell) Low; married 6 Apr 1939 Harry Stanley]

Dorothy Beatrice Stanley, 74, Nixa, passed away at 6:47 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 31, 1996 in St. John's Health Dorothy was born Saturday, Oct. 22, 1921, in Rooks County, Kansas, the daughter of Alexander and Marie (Stillwell) Low. She married Harry Stanley on April 6, 1939, in Wichita, Ks. Dorothy loved listening to blue grass music, making crafts, and was an excellent cook. She is survived by: her husband, Harry Stanley; three sisters, Lotus Van Almen, and Vonnie Van Almen, both of Forsyth, and Betty Allen, Aurora, Co.; and two brothers, William Low, Denver, Co. and John Low, Indian Hills, Co. She was preceded in death by her parents. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, Feb. 5, 1996, in Harris, a Cassity Heritage Funeral Home, Nixa, with the Rev. David Holvick officiating. No formal visitation is planned.

 

Stanley, Hobert 3 Oct 1903 - 23 Feb 1982 OH 4 Mar 1982 pB6

[Note: Son of James E. & Rachel (Young) Stanley; married c1928 Norma Trigg 26 May 1911 - 24 Apr 1991; born Everton, Arkansas]

Services for Hobert Stanley, 78, Route 1, Nixa, were held Feb. 26 at the Nelson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Billy Burris officiating. Burial was in the Farewell Cemetery near Green Forest. Mr. Stanley, formerly of Green Forest, Ark, died Feb. 23 of natural causes in his home. Survivors include his wife, Norma Trigg Stanley; one daughter, Mrs. Cleta Mae Meadows, Nixa; two brothers, Chartee Stanley, Penryn, Calif. and Bradley Stanley, Fair Oaks, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Opal Cowin, Sacramento, Calif.; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

 

Stanley, Lonnie N. 22 Jul 1887 - 27 Sep 1939 CCR 28 Sep 1939 p4

[Note: Son of Robert & Martha (Redman) Stanley]

Lonnie Stanley was born July 22, 1887, in Kansas, and departed this life Sept. 27, 1939, at his home near Bradleyville at the age of 52. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Bertha Fall of Winfield, Kans., and a nephew, Ben McDaniel, of Bradleyville, Mo. Funeral services were held Thursday morning, Sept. 28, at 11 a.m. in Bradleyville with burial in the Bradleyville cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

Stanley, Norma (Trigg) 26 May 1911 - 24 Apr 1991  NN-E 2 May 1991

[Note: Daughter of Jess & Velara (Erwin) Trigg; married 5 Jun 1927 Hobert Stanley 3 Oct 1903 - 23 Feb 1982]

Norma Stanley, 79, Nixa, died Wednesday, April 24, 1991, in Springfield. She was born May 26, 1911, in Green Forest, Ark., to Jess and Velara (Erwin) Trigg. One June 5, 1927, she married Hobert Stanley. For many years, she was a line worker at Ocoma Foods. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and a brother. She is survived by her daughter, Cleta Meadows, Nixa; three brothers, Carlos Trigg, Earl Trigg and Bob Trigg, all of Green Forest; a sister, Reta Helen Usrey, Green Forest; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews; other relatives and a host of friends. The funeral was Friday in Nelson Chapel, Green Forest, Ark., with the Revs. Bill Burris and Randy Caldwell officiating. Internment was in Farewell Cemetery, under direction of Nelson Funeral Service, Berryville, Ark.

 

Stanley, Verling L., Rev. 1898 - 21 Jun 1970  CCR 25 Jun 1970 p8

[Note: married Laverna R. Gardner]

The Rev. Verling L. Stanley, 71, died about 6 p.m. Sunday at his Route 1, Ozark, home. A native of Humansville, Mr. Stanley attended Southwest Missouri State College in Springfield and Southwest Baptist College in Bolivar. He was ordained as a Missionary Baptist minister in 1931 at Salem Baptist Church near Bolivar. He taught school for about 10 years in Wright County, and during that time, was pastor of several church in that area. He later was associational superintendent of missions for Missionary Baptist Churches in Laclede, Wright, Hickory, St. Clair and Benton Counties for several years. The Rev. Stanley came to Ozark about six years ago, and had been interim, pastor of Prospect Baptist church for the past four years. He delivered the morning sermon Sunday and was preparing his evening sermon when he suffered an apparent heart attack. He had suffered from a heart condition for some time, Survivors include his wife, Laverna R.; one daughter, Mrs. Marvin Allen, Ozark, fourth grade teacher at Ozark Elementary School; one sister, Miss Evelyn Stanley, Minneapolis, Minn.; two grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Weaubleau Baptist Church, Officiating were the Revs. Robert Atterberry and Eugene Roberts. Burial was in Humansville Cemetery with Tillery of Humansville in charge. Area ministers served as active pallbearers and honorary pallbearers.

 

Stant, Julia J. (Williams) Wilkinson 8 May 1943 - 21 Mar 2007 SN-L 23 Mar 2007  & SN-L 24 Mar 2007

[Note: Daughter of Byron & Nina Dell (  ) Williams; married ? Wilkinson; married ? Stant]

Julia J. Williams Stant was born May 8, 1943, in Springfield, Missouri, to Byron and Nina Dell Williams. Julie passed away March 21, 2007, in her home that she shared with her daughter and family, at the age of 63. Julie had spent most of her early years working for Dayco of Springfield, where she put in 23 years of service. After Dayco she worked as a cook at Ozark Elementary School. She loved serving the little kids that would come through the line. She retired from Ozark in May of 2001. Julie loved spending time with and hearing about all the accomplishments of her grandchildren. She loved collecting antiques and traveling around looking for "ice cards." She also had a deep faith that helped comfort her as her illness took over. Julie is survived by her daughter, Lori Patton and her two daughters, Shelby and Taylor, all of the home; her very close friends, Warren Smith and his three sons, Jason and wife, Emily, Dave and Kyle; one sister, Barbara Goss, wife of Charlie, and their son, Joseph; and many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends that will miss her. She also had one companion that stayed by her side until the end and that would be her "faithful friend", her dog "Kristy." She was preceded in death by one son, Rick Wilkinson, and sister Elowese Burk. Services will be held Saturday, March 24, 2007, at 1:30 p.m. in Wilson Brim-Daniel Chapel, Ash Grove, with Rev. Leland Birch officiating. Interment will follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Springfield, Missouri. Friends may call after 4:30 p.m. today in the chapel, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, arrangements have been made at Empire Bank to help with the college fund of Shelby and Taylor. Donations can be made to Community Hospices of the Ozarks, 1465 E. Primrose, Suite A, Springfield, Missouri 65804. They are very special people who helped our family tremendously.

 

Stanton, Amber 1970 - 26 Nov 1988 OH 1 Dec 1988

[Note: Daughter of Robert & Wanda (  ) Stanton]

Amber Stanton, 18, of Columbia, formerly of Springfield and Ash Grove, was killed in an automobile accident at 12:24 a.m. Nov. 26 on Highway 65, north of Preston at the Dallas and Hickory County line. Services for Miss Stanton were held Monday in the Butler Chapel, Bolivar, with the Rev. Bert Miller officiating. The body was cremated. Amber was a senior at Hickman High School in Columbia. She was a volunteer worker at Veterans Hospital, Columbia. Surviving are her mother, Wanda Macleay, Columbia; her father, Robert Stanton, Ash Grove; three brothers, Jerry Pauley, Springfield, Randall and Mark Stanton, Kansas City; six sisters, Teresa Gilland, Rogersville, Linda Perkin, St. Louis, Tammy Rowe, Springfield, Vickie and Cindy Stanton, both of Cleveland, Texas, and Renee Pugsley, Jacksonville, North Carolina; her paternal grandmother, Merva Stanton, Ash Grove; and her maternal grandmother. Bertha Jennings, Mexico.

 

Stanton, Bonnie Eloise 18 Mar 1941 - 20 Oct 2006 SN-L 25 Oct 2006

[Note: Daughter of Paul Folger & Eloise Villiere (Scofield) Stanton]

Bonnie Eloise Stanton, 65, Ozark, Mo., passed away October 20, 2006, in Ozark. She was born March 18, 1941, in Lake George, N.Y., to the late Paul Folger Stanton and Eloise Villiere (Scofield) Stanton. Bonnie was a graduate of Lake George Central High School, class of 1959; and Northeastern University, Boston, Mass., where she earned a spot on the Dean's List. Bonnie was employed with Dr. Roper's Office, Woodlawn Manor Nursing Home, Ozark Nursing and Care Center, Dialnet, and retired from O'Reilly Automotive in September of 2006. Bonnie volunteered with the Stained Glass Theatre of the Ozarks and the Christian County Animal Shelter. She enjoyed Bible study, traveling, and having dinner with her neighbors. Bonnie especially loved spending time with her dogs, Casper and Dolly, and her cat, Kismet. Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents; her grandparents; a brother-in-law, Leon K. Vaughn; a cousin, Jim French; and many aunts and uncles. She is survived by her sister, Patricia S. Vaughn; a nephew and his wife, Paul Folger and Leah (Rushefsky) Vaughn; great-nephews, Brandon and Damian Vaughn; great-niece, Echo Vaughn; and close friends: Ruby Baird, Sam Boutwell, Fern Shoemaker, Carolyn Ward, Patsy Glenn, Billie Lapaglia, Trich Long, Calvin Hlavaty, JoAnn Titmarsh, Roberta Bostic and many others. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, October 27, 2006, at the First Evangelical Free Church, Springfield, Mo. Burial will be at a later date in Evergreen Cemetery in Lake George, N.Y. Memorial donations may be made to the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks or an organization of the donor's choice.

 

Stanton, Eloise S. 12 Jan 1907 - 9 Nov 1984 OH 15 Nov 1984 p11

Memorial services for Eloise S. Stanton, 77, Ozark, were held Nov. 12 in Ozark Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Richard Cerretti officiating. The body was cremated at Greenlawn Crematory, Springfield, under the direction of Greenlawn South, Springfield. Mrs. Stanton died Nov. 9 at St. John’s Regional Health Center after a long illness. A former resident of New York state, she lived in the Ozark area since 1968. She was a retired computer programmer for General Electric, a member of Ozark Presbyterian Church and the Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include two daughters, Ramona Stanton, Ozark and Patricia Vaughn, South Glenn Falls, N. Y.; and one grandchild. Greenlawn South announced arrangements. Memorial contributions may be to the building fund of the Ozark Presbyterian Church.

 

Stanton, Keith Preston 3 Aug 1950 - 23 Jun 1988  OH 30 Jun 1988

[Note: Son of W.G. & Ramona D. (Preston) Stanton; married Kathy]

Keith Preston Stanton, 37, of Sparta, died at 10:15 p.m. June 23 from injuries suffered in an automobile accident near Fair Grove. Services for Mr. Stanton were held Sunday in the Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Hubert Swearengin officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery. A native of Glens Falls, New York, Mr. Stanton had resided in the Ozark area since the age of five, and was a graduate of the Ozark High School class of 1968. He was a member of the Sparta Christian Church, and a volunteer with the Ozark Fire Department. He had been employed as a driver by the Greyhound Bus Lines for the past 10 years. He was a member of the International Rodeo Association. His survivors include his wife, Kathy; two daughters, Amy Stanton, Ozark, and Amber Stanton, of the home; a stepdaughter, Stephanie Vert, of the home; a stepson, David Vert, of the home; his parents, W.G. and Ramona Stanton, Ozark; two sisters, Kathy Cobb and Tammy Stanton, both of Ozark; and a brother, Tom Stanton, Ozark.

 

Stanton, Mabel Louise (Lanfair) 25 Nov 1898 - 14 Jun 1980 OH 19 Jun 1980 p10

[Note: married Willoughby Guy Stanton, Sr.5 Apr 1899 - Feb 1974]

Services for Mrs. Mabel L. Stanton, 81, Ozark, were held Tuesday in Harris Chapel with the Rev. James T. Robinson officiating. Burial was in Hazelwood Cemetery, Springfield. Mrs. Stanton died Saturday in St. John’s Regional Health Center. She moved here in 1962 from Lake George, N. Y. and was a member of the United Presbyterian Church. She later moved to Springfield to live with her daughter, Mrs. Jean Johns. Other survivors are two sons, Robert, El Cajon, Calif. and W. G. Stanton, Jr., Ozark.

 

Stanton, Ramona D. (Preston) 24 Jan 1928 - 29 Dec 1994  CCH-N 4 Jan 1995

[Note: Daughter of William Jason & Mary Ella (Isbell) Preston; married 12 May 1946 Willoughby Guy "Stan" Stanton, Jr. 5 Jul 1925 - 10 Nov 2005]

Ramona D. Stanton, 66, Ozark, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1994, in her home. She was born Jan. 24, 1928, in Sparta, the daughter of William and Mary Ella Preston. On May 12, 1946 she was united in marriage to W.G. "Stan" Stanton. She taught in the Ozark schools for 17 years. She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers; four sisters; and a son, Keith Stanton. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Tammy Stanton, of the home, and Kathy Cobb, and husband Tony, Ozark; a son, Tom Stanton and wife Nancy, Ozark; six grandchildren, Chris and Cheryl Cobb, Justin and Jeremy Stanton, and Amy and Amber Stanton; a brother, Arthur Preston, and wife, Grace, Sparta; two sisters-in-law, Hank Preston, and Betty Preston, both of Sparta; a brother-in-law, Eldon Rhodes, Ozark; a good friend, Beverly Hall and her husband, Kenny, Ozark; and many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 31, in Sparta Cemetery with Rev. Neal Grubaugh officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home.

 

Stanton, Ronald L. 1941 - Jan 2012 SN-L 24 Jan 2012

            Ronald L. Stanton, 70, Nixa. Arrangements: Greenlawn Funeral Home South.


Stanton, Willoughby Guy, Sr. 5 Apr 1899 - Feb 1974 OH 7 Feb 1974 p12

[Note: married Mabel Louise Lanfair 25 Nov 1898 - 14 Jun 1980]

Funeral services for W. G. Stanton, Sr. 64 of Ozark were held at 3 p.m. Monday in the Harris Chapel with the Rev. James P. Robinson officiating. Burial was in Hazelwood Cemetery. A native of Lake George, N. Y., he served as a fireman there, and later as a custodian for Lake George Schools retiring in 1962, when he moved to Ozark. Mr. Stanton was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Surviving are his wife, Mabel L.; two sons, Robert W., San Diego and W. G., Jr. of Ozark; one daughter,  Mrs. Jean Johns of Springfield; two brothers, Richard and Rodney and three sisters, Mrs. Ellen Stephenson, Mrs. Ruth Monroe and Mrs. Alethia Montena, all of Lake George; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

 

Stanton, Willoughby Guy "Stan",  Jr. 5 Jul 1925 - 10 Nov 2005 SN-L 13 Nov 2005

[Note: Son of Willoughby Guy & Mabel Louisa (Lanfair) Stanton, Sr.; married 12 May 1946 Ramona Preston 24 Jan 1928 - 29 Dec 1994]

W.G. "Stan" Stanton Jr., age 80, of Ozark, passed away Thursday, November 10, 2005, in the home of his daughter, Kathy, surrounded by family. He was born July 5, 1925, in Lake George, New York, the son of Willoughby Guy Stanton Sr. and Mabel Louisa (Lanfair) Stanton. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. On May 12, 1946, he and Ramona Preston were united in marriage. Mr. Stanton retired as a union electrical contractor. Survivors include: three children and their spouses all of Ozark, Kathy and Tony Cobb, Tom and Nancy Stanton, and Tammy and Dana Wiles; eight grandchildren, Chris Cobb and his wife, Cyndy, Cheryl Helton and her husband, Dave, Justin Stanton and his wife, Molly, Jeremy Stanton and his wife, Kelli, Amy Stanton, Amber Herd, Danielle Wiles, and Brandon Wiles; four great-grandchildren, Hayley and Emily Cobb, and James and Joseph Herd; a cousin, Bonnie Stanton, Ozark; an uncle, Rodney Stanton and wife, Jean, Lake George, New York; two sisters-in-law, Betty Preston and Henrietta Preston, both of Sparta; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ramona, in 1994; and a son, Keith, in 1988. A graveside funeral was Friday, November 11, in Sparta Cemetery, with Pastor David Massey-Brown officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.


Stacey, Benjamin Otto 12 Jul 1889 - 18 Jul 1969

[Note: married Chloris Maples 19 Aug 1896 - 22 Mar 1971]

Benjamin Otto Stacey, 80, of 1830 South Franklin, died at 9:25 p.m. Friday, shortly after being admitted to Springfield Baptist Hospital.  A native of Sparta, Mr. Stacey had been employed as a bread truck driver for Colonial and Taystee Bakeries before his retirement.  He was a member of the Clever Methodist Church.  Surviving are his wife, Chloris; a son, Joe, Minneapolis, Minn.; and four grandchildren.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Herman Lohmeyer.

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

AND

Stacey, Benjamin Otto 12 Jul 1889 - 18 Jul 1969  CCR 24 Jul 1969 p8

Benjamin Otto Stacey, 80. of Springfield, died at 9:25 Friday, shortly after being admitted to Springfield Baptist Hospital. A native of Sparta, Mr. Stacey had been employed as a bread truck driver for Colonial and Taystee bakeries before his retirement. He was a member of the Clever Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Chloris; a son, Joe, Minneapolis, Minn. and four grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Herman Lohmeyer East Chapel with the Rev. Oliver Albright officiating. Burial was in White Chapel Cemetery.

 

Stacey, Chloris (Maples) 19 Aug 1896 - 22 Mar 1971  CCR 25 Mar 1971 p4

[Note: Daughter of  Simeon David & Savilla (McBride) Maples; married Benjamin Otto Stacey 12 Jul 1889 - 18 Jul 1969]

Mrs. Chloris Stacey, 74, of Springfield was pronounced dead on arrival at Springfield Baptist Hospital at 1:45 a.m. Monday after falling at her home. She had been ill a short time. Mrs. Stacey was a native of Spokane and had lived in Springfield for the past 40 years. Surviving are a son, Joe, Minneapolis., Minn.; seven brothers, the Rev. Bruce Maples Springfield, Halleck Maples and Simeon Maples both of Spokane, Francis Maples, Billings, Argus Maples, Phoenix, Ariz, Robert Maples, Austin, Tex. and William Maples, Kansas City; six sisters, Miss Inez Maples, Billings, Mrs. Edith Fry, Salinas, Calif., Mrs. Ruby Bilyeu, Spokane, Mrs. Georgia Buxton, Ozark, Mrs. Ernestine Riley, Phoenix, Ariz. and Mrs. Penelope Riley, Bolivar; four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Herman Lohmeyer East Chapel with burial in White Chapel Cemetery, The Rev. Guy Lawyer officiated.

Stacey, Mildred (Parr) 22 Feb 1912 - 23 Jun 2001 SN-L 25 Jun 2001
[Note: Daughter of William & Ella (Moody) Parr; married Arnold Stacey]
Mildred Stacey, 89, daughter of William and Ella Moody Parr, was born on February 22, 1912 in Sparta, Mo. She passed from this life at 7:34 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 2001, in Cox Medical center South. Mildred was a resident of Strafford Care Center, Special needs unit. Mildred was a member of the Christian Church, Sparta. Hobbies included music, needlework, jigsaw puzzles and nature study. During the early 1930’s, she worked as a clerk-typist for several federal emergency relief programs. When the first welfare programs were organized, she worked as a secretary and ended her formal career as an administrator for Agricultural Adjustment Administration . In later years, Mildred and her husband owned and operated a small business for seven years until his death in 1968. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Stacey, her parents, three sisters and four brothers. She is survived by a daughter, Sandra K. Stacey, Springfield and several nieces and nephews of California. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2001, in Greenlawn Funeral Home South. Burial will be in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens, Springfield. Brief visitation will be held before the funeral. Contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association in lieu of flowers.

Stacey, Pernecie Ann (Cannon) Shipman 2 Apr 1875 - 10 Dec 1963  CCR 12 Dec 1963

[Note: married William Hiram Shipman 26 Feb 1869 - 3 Nov 1913; married Silas Monroe Stacey 18 Mar 1860 - 22 Jan 1950; buried as Shipman]

Mrs. Pernecie Stacey, 88, died at 5 a.m. Tuesday at the home of her son, Lynn Shipman, at Sparta. She had been a resident of the Sparta community most of her life and was a member of the Sparta Church of  Christ. Survivors include another son, Adrian Shipman, Bruner; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Lee, 1873 North Lyon, Springfield; and nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) in the Sparta Church of Christ with Dwayne Bray officiating. Burial was in Linden Cemetery under direction of Harris.

 

Stacey, Silas Monroe 18 Mar 1860 - 22 Jan 1950 CCR 26 Jan 1950

[Note: Son of Silas Scruggs & Matilda (Abbott) Stacey; married Ellen “Ella” Hudson; married Pernec1e (Cannon) Shipman 2 Apr 1875 - 10 Dec 1963]

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Fesperman, Charles Loren 18 Jun 1917 - 21 Jan 1950 CCR 26 Jan 1950

[Note: Son of  Michael J. & Audra Marie (Calloway) Fesperman]

Death has slipped into our community in the past few days and taken two of our citizens. Loren Fesperman passed away Saturday morning, January 21. Monroe Stacey passed away Sunday afternoon, January 22. Charles Loren Fesperman was born June 18, 1917, the son of Mike and Audie Fesperman, departed this life January 21, 1950 at the age of 32 years, 7 months and 3 days. Mr. Fesperman was converted February 24, 1935, and united with the Sparta Baptist Church where he was a member until his death. Mr. Fesperman served 4 years in the United States Navy. While serving his country, was wounded during the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, which was a permanent injury. Mr. Fesperman is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Fesperman, of Sparta, two sisters, Mrs. Paul Pratt of San Diego, California, Mrs. Lyle Jefferies of Sparta, one brother, Leon Fesperman, of Lawrenceville, Illinois, one niece and one nephew, also a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held in the Sparta Baptist Church, Rev. E.N. Webb officiating, with interment in the family lot at Monger Cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home. Silas Monroe Stacey was born near Sparta, Missouri, March 18, 1860, and departed this life January 22, 1950, at his home in Sparta at the age of 89 years, 10 months and 4 days. Mr. Stacey was the son of Dr. S.S. Stacey and Matilda Abbott Stacey. In 1882 at Jasper, Arkansas, he was united in marriage to Ellen Hudson, who preceded him in death in 1924. To this union were born three sons, Arthur, Walter and Roscoe, Roscoe being the only surviving son. In 1926, Mr. Stacey was united in marriage to Mrs. Pernice Shipman, of Sparta, who also survives him. Mr. Stacey leaves eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. During Mr. Stacey’s active days he was in the general mercantile business at Jasper, Arkansas from 1897 to 1925. During the year 1925, Mr. Stacey moved to Sparta, where he and his son Roscoe were similarly engaged in business. Mr. Stacey was affiliated with the Masonic Lodge at Jasper, Arkansas, for more than fifty years, and continued his membership until his death. Mr. Stacey was regarded by those who knew him best as a man of a quick sense of humor, devoted to duty and an upholder of the American way of life. Funeral services for Mr. Stacey were held at the Chaffin Funeral Home in Ozark Wednesday morning with Rev. Elmer Butler officiating. Burial was in the family plot near Jasper, Arkansas.

Stacey, Roscoe C. 27 Jan 1890 - 27 Jul 1969 CCR 31 Jul 1969 p 12

[Note: Son of Silas Monroe & Ellen “Ella” (Hudson) Stacey; grandson of Silas Scruggs & Matilda (Abbott) Stacey; married fBessie Lee 4 Dec 1893 - 16 Jul 1925; married second 19 Oct 1925 Pearl Breedlove]

Funeral services for Roscoe C. Stacey, 79, Sparta, were at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Harris Chapel, Ozark with the Rev. Elmer Butler officiating. Burial was in Jasper Cemetery, Jasper, Ark., under direction of Harris of Ozark. Mr. Stacey, a former Chairman of the Republic Party of Republican Party of Christian County, and a delegate-at-large to the 1960 Republican National Convention, died at 3:45 p.m. Sunday in his home following an illness of several months. He had owned and operated Stacey’s General Store in Sparta since 1925. Mr. Stacey is survived by two sons, Dr. Wallace R. Stacey, Independence and Kenneth A. Stacey, Phoenix, Ariz.; one daughter, Mrs. Eyvon Meddenhall, Webster Groves; and eight grandchildren.

Stachmus, Edward D. 13 Dec 1932 - 24 Dec 1973 OH 27 Dec 1973 p1

Sparta Man Gun Victim

A freak gun accident Christian Eve claimed the life of a Sparta man and father of six according to Christian County Sheriff Joe Mayberry. Dead is Edward Stachmus, 42, who was reportedly shot when he dropped a .22 cal. pistol he was placing in a kitchen cupboard. The gun fell into the kitchen sink and discharged, the bullet striking Stachmus in the lower abdomen. Stachmus reported died enroute by Christian County ambulance to a Springfield hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Stacy, Dora Sep 1869 - 19 Aug 1935 CCR 22 Aug 1935 p1

[Note: Daughter of Jefferson & Nancy Frances (Williams) Stacy; in 1900 listed as niece and photographer in the home of James K. & Mary J. (Williams) Wallace]

Miss Dora Stacy, who was the first public school nurse in Springfield, died in the Burge hospital shortly after noon Monday after an illness of about a year. She had been in the hospital for the past five weeks. Miss Stacy was widely known as a nurse, and had been in private practice for the past dozen years or more, endearing herself to many families. She was born at Marionville, MO, the daughter of Jefferson Stacy and Nancy Frances Williams Stacy. Her mother died when she was 18 months old, her father shortly afterward, and she was reared by her aunts at Ozark, MO. She took her nurse’s training at the Kansa City General Hospital, where she graduated in 1912. She came to Springfield, where she served on private duty for one year, and then became superintendent of the old Southwestern hospital in the 1000 block on Cherry Street, which was opened by her and Miss Stella Duvall. Miss Stacy was a member of the Red Cross, and during the war served for a year on the Mexican border. Miss Stacy has no survivors in her own immediate family but is survived by numerous cousins over southwest Missouri. Funeral services were held at 10:30 o’clock Wednesday morning in the Alma Lohmeyer chapel, with burial to be in Hazelwood cemetery. Miss Stacy was a member of the South Street Christian Church, and a former pastor there, the Reverend E.F. Leake came from Harrisonville, Mo, to conduct the service—Springfield Daily News.

 

Stacy, Jesse 1918 - 21 Feb 1961 CCR 23 Feb 1961 p1

[Note: married Mary Francis]

Funeral services for Jesse Stacy, 42, who died Tuesday at St. John’s Hospital after a three week’s illness, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Chaffin Chapel in Ozark. Burial was in Nickerson Cemetery south of Reeds Spring. Mr. Stacy, a member of the Ozark Assembly of God, is survived by his wife, Mary Frances; four sons, Jesse Dale, William Frederick, Ronnie Gene and Lawrence R. and four daughters, Bertha Marie, Bettie Ann, Linda Darlene and Pamela Alene, all of the home; and two sisters, Mrs. June Marie Rodlague of Cabool and Mrs. Mabel Alene Thompson of Sacramento, Calif.

Stacy, Jesse Dale 31 Aug 1943 - 12 May 1985 OH 6 Jun 1985 p9

[Note: Son of Stacy & Mary Francis ( )  Stacy; married Velma]

Services for Jesse Dale Stacy, 41, Jordon, Ark., were held May 15 in Keystone Baptist Church in Reeds Spring with the Revs. Joe Wolven and John Veach officiating. Burial was in Wilkerson Cemetery near Kimberling City under the direction of Stumpff Chapel. Mr. Stacy died May 12 following a brief illness. He attended school at Ozark, after which he joined the service. Survivors include his wife, Velma; two daughters, Diana and Darlene, Jordon, Ark.; two sons, Terry and Jackie, Jordon, Ark.; four grandchildren; his mother, Mary Francis Thompson, Reeds Spring; three brothers, Billie Stacy, Ava, Ronnie Stacy, Ava, Larry Stacy, Reeds Spring; four sisters, Marie Maggard, Ava, Betty Veach, Springfield, Linda Spice, Oldfield; and Pam Dollarhide, Ava.

Stafford, Arleigh 3 Sep 1921 - 16 Oct 1999  CCH-N 20 Oct 1999

[Note: Son of Ernest Stafford & Iva Oma (Thomas) Stafford; married 30 Dec 1943 Janette Kathleen Bower]

Arleigh Stafford, age 78 of Springfield passed away Saturday, October 16, 1999 in Mercy Villa, Springfield. He was born September 3, 1921 in Oklahoma Territory to Ernest Stafford and Iva Oma Thomas Stafford. On December 30, 1943 he was united in marriage to Janette Kathleen Bowers. Mr. Stafford was a farmer and Springfield school district custodian. He served as a deacon in the Second Baptist Church of Springfield for many years. Survivors include: his wife. Janette Stafford, Springfield; two daughters, Judy Garrison and her husband Ronald, Ozark and Sondra McHaffie and her husband Don, Springfield; four grandchildren, Craig Leigh McHaffie, John Bryant McHaffie, Jeffery Lee Garrison, and Cheryl Ann Stewart; three great-grandchildren, Nathaniel Levi McHaffie, Matthew Lee Garrison, and Dalton Lane Stewart; a sister, Pauline Klineline, Ozark; and other relatives and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday October 18, 1999 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark with the Reverend Leon Riddle officiating. Burial was in Dogwood Cemetery, Douglas County. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Hospice or to the Second Baptist Church of Springfield Building Fund.

Stafford, Bill L. 5 Feb 1929 - 11 Mar 2003   SN-L 14 Mar 2003

[Note: Son of Justin James & Maude B. (Manes) Stafford; married 30 Sep 1948 Maxine Burks]

Bill L. Stafford, age 74, of Rogersville, Missouri, released the hands of his loved ones to enter into the arms of Jesus at 10:40 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, at his home. Bill was born February 5, 1929 in Forsyth, Missouri, the son of Justin James and Maude Stafford. He was united in marriage to Maxine Burks on September 30, 1948. To this union three sons and two daughters were born. Bill was a dairy farmer for forty years and was a member of Plainview Church of Christ. The love and pleasures of his life were his children and grandchildren. He freely shared with others his humor and joys of living. He enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing and 4th of July gatherings. Survivors include his loving wife, Maxine; three sons and their wives, Gary and Arneta of Rogersville, Kenny and Melanie of Seymour, and Randy and Connie of Norwood; a daughter and her husband, Tammy and Ward Howard, Rogersville; seven grandchildren, Terry, Justin, Cody and Linda Stafford, and Carter, Travis and Trevor Howard; five step-grandchildren, Tim, Mandy and Sara Campbell, and Rob and Brian Haley; four step great-grandchildren; and a brother, Don Stafford, Rogersville. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Jean, Manes, and Mace; and an infant daughter, Linda. Bill lived his life as a servant of God. His faith and trust allowed him to conquer life’s trials and greet every day with a smile. He instilled in his family the traits of unconditional love. Riches were not his treasure. Laughter was the priceless gift he gave freely to all. Memories and hope will sustain his family and friends until we meet again. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 15, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Chaplain Harold Williams and Bob Brickner officiating. Burial will follow in Sparta Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Christian Health Care Hospice. Springfield News-Leader, March 14, 2003.

 

Stafford, Blane 19 Sept 1910 - 31 May 2003 CCH-N 25 Jun 2003

[Note: Son of Thomas Allen & Minnie (Allen) Stafford; married 4 Jul 1928 Oma Pletcher ? -  9 Apr 1994; married 26 Nov 1994 Frances Hart ? - 22 May 2001]

Blane Stafford, 92, Franklin, Tenn., died May 31, 2003 at the Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. He was born on Sept. 19, 1910 in Stoddard County, the son of the late Thomas Allen Stafford and Minnie Allen Stafford.  Stafford was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, a former manager for Missouri Utilities, and a former resident of Dexter and Nixa. While living in Nixa, he was a member of Aldersgate Methodist Church. He was first united in marriage to Oma Pletcher on July 4, 1928 in Bell City. She preceded him in death on April 9, 1994. He then married Frances Hart on Nov. 26, 1994 at Jonesboro, Ark. She preceded him in death on May 22, 2001. He was also preceded in death by one son, Harold Wayne Stafford; two brothers, Olen Stafford and Hurley Stafford; and one sister, Odessa Gibbs.  Survivors include two sons, Howard Stafford, Sikeston, and Rev. Tom Stafford, Jonesboro, Ark.; one daughter, Judith Partain, Franklin, Tenn.; one step-daughter, Kay Powers, Nixa; two brothers, Eldon Stafford, Essex, and T. G. Stafford, Cap Girardeau; one sister, Lola Young, St. Louis; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one step-grandchild. Funeral services were held June 3 in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter with Rev. Tom Stafford officiating. Interment followed in the Dexter Cemetery.

©Ozarks Newsstand 2003

 

Stafford, Darrell Lee 5 Jan 1947 - 2 Mar 1988 OH 10 Mar 1988

[Note: Son of Manes & Jewell (Davis) Stafford; married 25 Jan 1969 Nancy Ann Breedlove]

Darrell Lee Stafford, 41, of Rogersville, died Mar. 2 at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, after a short illness. Services for Mr. Stafford were held Saturday in the Marsh Funeral Home, Rogersville, with Chuck Eakins and Jack Cole officiating. Burial was in White Oak Cemetery. Born Jan. 5, 1947, in Springfield to Manes and Jewell (Davis) Stafford, he was married to Nancy Ann Breedlove Jan. 25, 1969. Mr. Stafford was an assistant vice-president of the Citizens Bank of Rogersville. An avid golfer, he was a member of the Rogersville Church of Christ and the Rogersville Booster Club. He was preceded in death by his father in 1986. Mr. Stafford's survivors include his wife, Nancy, a son, Darrin, and a daughter, Shannon, of the home; his mother, Jewell; two brothers, Keith, and his wife, Debbie Stafford, Rogersville, and Kyle, of Rogersville; two sisters, Delores, and her husband, Allen Masterson, and Janice Pickel, all of Springfield; five nieces, Kelly and Ashley Masterson, Tara and Lindsey Stafford, and Kayla Pickel; a nephew, Casey Masterson; and several aunts and uncles. Contributions may be made to the American Arthritis Foundation.

 

Stafford, Edward E. 12 Feb 1927 - 23 Nov 2006 CCH-N 6 Dec 2006

[Note: Son of Ottie & Nancy (Shipman) Stafford; marred 19 May 1945 Winnie Marie Blakey]

Edward E. Stafford, the son of Ottie Stafford and Nancy (Shipman) Stafford, was born Feb. 12, 1927, in Roy and departed this life Nov. 23, 2006, at the age of 79 years, 9 months and 11 days. Ed was a resident of Chadwick for more than 20 years. He was a farmer and a member of the Mound Baptist Church. On May 19, 1945, Ed and Winnie Marie Blakey were united in marriage at Goodhope. Ed and Winnie were blessed with two sons. He enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, and fishing. Ed was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Ralph and Rupert Stafford, and a sister Ruth Moore. Ed is survived by his wife, Winnie, of the home; two sons, Dale Stafford and wife, Sue, Billing, Dallas Stafford and wife, Jana, Sparta; four grandchildren, Matt Stafford and wife Christie, Marionville, Adam Stafford, Kansas City, Dusty Stafford, Nixa, Joey Mills and wife, Jenny, Ozark; four great-grandchildren, Geoffrey and Katie Stafford, Jacob and Julia Mills; one sister, Barbara McKnight, Ozark; and a host of other relatives and friends. Services were at 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 27, 2006, in the Mound Baptist Church with the Rev. Ken Jones officiating. Interment followed in the Goodhope Cemetery. Visitation was from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 26 in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava. Memorials may be made to Mound Baptist Church.

©Ozarks Newsstand 2006

 

Stafford, Emily Caroline (Smith) Payne 25 May 1925 - 23 Aug 2006 SN-L 25 Aug 2006

[Note: Daughter of Harry Clyde & Grace (Haguewood) Smith; married ? Payne; married Charles Raymond Stafford]

Emily Caroline Stafford, age 81, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, August 23, 2006. She was born May 25, 1925, in the Selmore Community, south of Ozark, the daughter of Harry Clyde and Grace (Haguewood) Smith. Mrs. Stafford was a homemaker and enjoyed listening and watching gospel music on television. She traveled to Branson weekly to a show before her health prevented it. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother and a great cook. Survivors include two sons, Jerry Payne, Springfield, and Lyle Allen Payne, Jr., and wife Alta, Henrietta, Oklahoma; two grandsons, Aaron Payne, Springfield, and Lyle Lindsey Payne, Henrietta, Oklahoma; one great-grandson; a sister, Louise Blevins, Springfield, and a sister-in-law, Cotton Smith, Ozark. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Raymond Stafford, a brother Clyde Smith and two sisters, Helen Melton, and Leah Collins. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 26, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will follow in Selmore Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.

 

Stafford, Ernest F. 4 Oct 1893 - 1 Apr 1986  OH 10 Apr 1986 p5

[Note: Son of Elisha “Granville” & Armilda Mildred (Williams) Stafford; married 19 Nov 1920 Iva Oma Thomas 29 Oct 1903 - ?]

Services for Ernest Stafford, 92, Elkhead, were held in Adams Funeral Chapel, Ozark with the Rev. Troy Rhoden officiating. Burial was in Dogwood Cemetery, east of Elkhead. Mr. Stafford died April 1 in Ozark Nursing and Care Center. He was a stock and grain farmer and a World War I veteran. Survivors include his wife, Iva; one son, Arleigh, Springfield; one daughter, Pauline Klineline, Ozark; one brother, Everett, Elkhead; three sisters, Della Johnson, Springfield, Rose Johnson, Elkhead and Lillian Fugate, Ozark; four granddaughters; and six great grandchildren.

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Stafford, Ernest 9 Oct 1893 - Apr 1986  OH 10 Apr 1986 pB11

Card of Thanks

The family of Ernest Stafford wish to thank friends and relatives for the concern shown us at the time of his death.  Iva Stafford and family  232tp

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Stafford, Ernest F. 9 Oct 1893 - 1 Apr 1986 OH 21 Nov 1985 p10

[Note: Son of Elisha Granville & Armilda Mildred (Williams) Stafford; married 19 Nov 1920 Oma Iva Thomas 29 Oct 1903 - 18 Jul 1993]

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Stafford, Oma Iva (Thomas) 29 Oct 1903 - 18 Jul 1993  OH 21  Nov 1985 p10

[Note: Daughter of John Dennis & Melinda ( ) Thomas; married 19 Nov 1920 Ernest F. Stafford 9 Oct 1893 - 1 Apr 1986]

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Stafford  will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Thursday, Nov. 28, with their family. Friends are invited to call between 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the home of their daughter, Pauline Klineline, three miles north of Ozark on NN (old Highway 65) or one-third mile south of Hopedale Church. Also hosting will be their son, Arleigh. Calls, cards, or items for a memory book would be appreciated. Ernest Stafford and Iva Thomas were married Nov. 29, 1920, in Oklahoma.

 

Stafford, George Edward 22 Sep 1935 - 12 Aug 1975 OH 21 Aug 1975 p11

[Note: Son of Suel L. & ? (?) Stafford]

ROGERSVILLE - George Edward Stafford, 39, Route 1, Rogersville, died at 8:10 a.m. Tuesday at his home after a long illness. A resident of Springfield most of his life, Mr. Stafford was a salesman for the Pittsburg Glass Company and a member of the Broadway Baptist church. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Suel L. Stafford, Route 1, Rogersville; two brothers, Richard L. of Route 1, Willard, and Arthur Dean of Route 5, Springfield; four sisters, Mrs. Bonnie Jo Slagle of Route 1, Morrisville, Mrs. Charlotta Cooper of Route 1, Fordland, Mrs. Lou Todd of Route 2, Ozark, and Mrs. Linda Henson of 1047 East Camorene; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Dixie Van Dyke of Walnut Grove and 18 nieces and nephews. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Thursday in Ralph Thieme Chapel with the Rev. Norman Noble officiating, Burial was in Mount Comfort Cemetery under direction of Thieme.

 

Stafford, Helen M. (Martin) 14 Jul 1929 - 11 Apr 2005 SN-L 12 Apr 2005

[Note: Daughter of  Charles & Lonie (Carter) Martin; married 27 Nov 1948 Donald Stafford]

Helen M. Stafford, 77, of Rogersville, passed away Monday, April 11, 2005, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. Helen was born July 14, 1927, in Corpus Christi, Texas, to Charles and Lonie Carter Martin. She was married to Donald Stafford on November 27, 1948. Helen was a member of the Rogersville Church of Christ. Surviving her is her husband, Don, of the home; two sons, David Stafford of Lebanon, and Steven Stafford of Marshfield; one daughter, Dottie Bruton of Marshfield; four grandsons; three sisters-in-law, Doris Stafford, Jewel Stafford, and Maxine Stafford, all of Rogersville; and several loving nieces, nephews, and friends. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 14, 2005, in the Preston-Marsh Funeral Home, with burial in the Sparta Cemetery, Sparta. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, in the funeral home.

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Stafford, Helen M. (Martin) 14 Jul 1929 - 11 Apr 2005 CCH-N 20 Apr 2005

Helen M. Stafford, 77, of Rogersville, passed away at 5:25 a.m. Monday, April 11, 2005, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. Helen was born July 14, 1927, in Corpus Christi, Texas, to Charles and Lonie Carter Martin. She was a graduate of Corpus Christi High School and a member of the Rogersville Church of Christ. Helen was married to Donald Stafford on November 27, 1948, and he survives of the home. Also surviving are: two sons, David Stafford, Lebanon, and Steven Stafford, Marshfield; one daughter, Dottie Bruton and husband Arnie, Marshfield; three sisters-in-law, Doris Stafford, Jewel Stafford, and Maxine Stafford, all of Rogersville; four grandsons; and several loving nieces, nephews, and friends. Helen was preceded in death bu her parents and a brother, Homer Martin and four sisters, Maudien Nichols, Jo Lamb, Orphie Wilson and Charlie Billig. Services were at 2 p.m.  April 14 at the Preston-Marsh Funeral Home, with burial in the Sparta Community Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Fair Haven Children’s Home, Stafford.

 

Stafford, Jean 18 Sep 1920 - 7 Jan 1982 OH 14 Jan 1982 p5

[Note: Son of Justin James & Maude Belle (Manes) Stafford; married Ethel 22 Mar 1928 - 15 Sep 2003]

Services for Jean Stafford, 61, Springfield, were held Jan. 11 at Greenlawn Battlefield South Funeral Home with the Rev. James Nutter officiating. Burial was in National Cemetery. Mr. Stafford died Jan. 7 in front of his home after apparently suffering a heart attack. Survivors include his wife, Ethel; two sons, Ronald, Crane and Michael, Springfield; a stepson, Darrell Gray, Springfield; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Sharon Moore, Rogersville and Mrs. Beverly Van Ness., Springfield; four brothers, Manes, Bill, Mace and Don, all of Rogersville; two stepsisters, Mrs. Marilyn Gay, Tampa, Fla. and Mrs. Carolyn McMillan, state of Okla; two grandchildren and 13 step grandchildren.

 

Stafford, Justin James 2 Apr 1899 - 5 Aug 1974 OH 8 Aug 1974 p7

[Note: married Maude Belle Manes 17 Nov 1900 - 24 Feb 1946; married second Lorene]

ROGERSVILLE - Justin “J. J.” Stafford, 75, of Rogersville, died at 8:40 p.m. Monday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield after a year-long illness. A retired farmer, he had lived in this area for 46 years and was a member of the Church of Christ here. Mr. Stafford is survived by his wife, Lorene; five sons, Jean of 223 South Delaware, Springfield, Manes, Don, Bill and Mace, all of Rogersville; two daughters, Mrs. Marilyn Gay of Tampa, Fla. and Mrs. Carolyn McMillan of Odessa, Texas; one sister, Mrs. Tilda Brown of Kirbyville; 24 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Marsh of Rogersville.

 

Stafford, L. Yvonne (Russell) 1 Jan 1920 - 1 Apr 1999  CCH-N 7 Apr 1999

[Note: Daughter of Ernest & Zora (Hartley) Russell; married 11 May 1946 Uel Harvey "Cook" Stafford 11 May 1916 - 2 Apr 2001]

L. Yvonne Stafford, age 79, of Springfield, died Thursday, April 1, 1999 in Primrose Place, Springfield, Missouri. The daughter of Ernest and Zora Russell, she was born January 1, 1920 in Ozark. When not raising her family, she was a long time employee of Heer's Department Store. She was a member of the East Sunshine Church of Christ, Springfield, Missouri. She is survived by her husband, Uel H. "Cook" Stafford; two children, Janet Appleby and her husband, David N. Appleby, Ozark, and James R. Stafford and his wife, Rosemary Stewart-Stafford, Springfield; a sister, Marjorie McLean, Sun City, Arizona; two grandchildren, Amy Thompson and her husband, Jamie Thompson, Branson, Adam Appleby and his wife, Adrienne Appleby, Ft. Campbell, Kentucky; two step-grandchildren, Valery Richards, Hollister; Paul Chatterton and his wife Ann Chatterton, Portland, Oregon; one great-grandchild, Sam Appleby; and two step grandchildren, Chris Chatterton and Nicole Richards. Funeral services was 10 a.m. Monday, April 5, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Mike Brazle officiating. Burial followed in Selmore Cemetery. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Fairhaven Children Home, 3132 N. Fairhaven Loop, Strafford, MO 65757.

 

Stafford, Lavera E. (Forgey) 1928 - 1 Nov 1970  CCR 5 Nov 1970 p4

[Note: Daughter of Clyde & Alma Nora (Harp) Forgey]

Mrs. Lavera E. Stafford, 42, of Springfield was dead on arrival at St. John’s Hospital at 1:05 p.m. Sunday, following an apparent heart attack. Mrs. Stafford was a former resident of Sparta and a member of Parkview Christian Church. Survivors include her husband, Jean; one daughter, Sharon Sue, of the home; two sons, Ronald of Nixa and Michael of Springfield; two brothers, Neal Forgey of Hebron, Ohio., and Burrel Forgey of Nixa; one sister, Mrs. Lela Hursh of Sparta; and one granddaughter. Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Harris Chapel with the Rev. James Nutter officiating, Burial was in Springfield National Cemetery.

 

Stafford, Lulu Frances "Dunnie" (Harrison) 14 Sep 1936 - 8 Aug 2002  CCH-N 21 Aug 2002

[Note: Daughter of Edward & Frances (Stamper) Harrison]

Lulu Frances "Dunnie" Stafford, 65, Sparta, passed away Aug. 8, 2002, at the home of her sister, Barbara. She was born Sept. 14, 1936, in Kansas City, the daughter of Edward and Frances (Stamper) Harrison. She worked for Zenith for a number of years, and later made prescription lens. She most recently worked at Shoney's. She was a member of O.E.S. Sparta Chapter 326. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Roscoe Harrison. Survivors include a son, Jack Stafford and wife Rita, Bruner; three grandchildren, Reanna, Jeffrey and Dustin; two sisters, Barbara Roller and Ann Hull, both of Sparta; two brothers, Walter Harrison, Greenwood, Ark. and Jim Harrison, Ozark; nieces; and nephews. Funeral services were Aug. 10, in Sparta Cemetery with Rev. James "Hobo" Applegate officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

Stafford, Mace Dean 11 Sep 1935 - 22 Jan 1999  CCH-N 3 Feb 1999

[Note: Son of Justin James & Maude Belle (Manes) Stafford; married Doris]

Mace Dean Stafford, 63 of Rogersville passed away at 12:15 p.m. Friday, January 22, at the St. Johns Regional Health Center Springfield. Mace was born on September 11, 1935 in Rogersville to Justin James and Maude Manes Stafford. He was a member of the Fordland Church of Christ and was a retired farmer and carpenter. Survivors include his wife Doris Stafford of Rogersville, three daughters and their husbands Diana and Mark Todd of Springfield, Dina and Steve Greer of Crosby, Texas and Denise and Ron St. Clair of Chadwick, five grandchildren Shevelle Todd, Jessica Massey, Mark Massey, Nicholas Greer, and Dylan Greer, two brothers and their wives Don and Helen Stafford, Bill and Maxine Stafford all of Rogersville, two sisters in-law Jewell Stafford of Rogersville, and Janet Bowen of Fayetteville, Ark., mother in-law Lucille Youngblood of Rogersville. Several nieces, nephew and many friends and neighbors. Services was held at 2 p.m. Sunday January 24, at the Preston-Marsh Funeral Home Rogersville with Burial in the Sparta Cemetery Sparta.

 

Stafford, Manes 30 Dec 1921 - 9 Aug 1986 OH 14 Aug 1986 p5

[Note: Son of Justin James & Maude Belle (Manes) Stafford; married Jewell E. 10 Mar 1921 - 30 Oct 2005]

Services for Manes Stafford, 64, Rogersville, were held August 11 in Marsh Funeral Chapel, Rogersville, Burial was in Smith Cemetery, west of Rogersville. Mr. Stafford died August 9 of natural causes. He was a member of the Church of Christ and Henderson Masonic Lodge No. 477. He was a retired forklife operator for Kraft, Inc. and a veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Jewell; three sons, Kyle, Rogersville, Darrell, Rogersville, and Keith, Nixa; two daughters, Delores Masterson, Rogersville, and Janice Pickel, Springfield; three brothers, Don, Bill and Mace, all of Rogersville; and eight grandchildren.

 

Stafford, Maxine (Burks) 11 Jun 1931 - 15 Jun 2005  SN-L 16 Jun 2005

[Note: Daughter of William Almus & Ethel (Luce) Burks; married 30 Sep 1948 Billy L. Stafford 5 Feb 1929 - 11 Mar 2003]

Maxine Stafford, age 74, of Rogersville, Mo., joined her husband in heaven and went home to be with her Lord at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2005, in her home after fighting a 10 year battle with cancer. Maxine was born June 11, 1931, in Bruner, Mo., the daughter of William Almus and Ethel (Luce) Burks. She was united in marriage to Billy Stafford on September 30, 1948. To this union three sons and two daughters were born. Maxine was a homemaker and was a member of Plainview Church of Christ. The love and pleasures of her life were her children and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Stafford; her parents; a brother, Bobbie Burks; and an infant daughter, Linda. Survivors include three sons and their wives, Gary and Arneta of Rogersville, Kenny and Melanie of Seymour, and Randy and Connie of Fordland; a daughter and her husband, Tammy and Ward Howard of Rogersville; 12 grandchildren: Terry, Justin, Cody, and Linda Stafford; Carter, Travis, and Trevor Howard; Tim, Mandy, and Sara Campbell; and Rob and Brian Haley; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Geraldine Blanchard of Florida, and Nadine Shipman of Sparta; and three brothers, Jamie Burks of Sparta, Richard Burks of California, and Jack Burks of Sparta. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 17, 2005, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Chaplain Harold Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Sparta Cemetery. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Seasons Hospice. My Mom, My Friend, My Hero You are the arms that held me securely as a child You are the eyes that watched over me as I grew You are the hands that hold me tight when I am down and low You are the lips of encouragement and laughter that brings us all together You are the legs that are always on the go to follow us to and fro You are the heart bigger than ever who taught us all to love and respect each other Most of all you are my best friend, someone on which I can always depend You are always there to listen no matter what the occasion You are always there to lean on when times aren't always so good You are always there to share your love without passing judgment You have faced many battles in your lifetime You have mourned the loss of a daughter, mother, and father You have suffered the loss of your life long companion and best friend You have fought battles with cancer and illness You carried on with hope, faith, and endurance not knowing what might lie ahead I admire your courage and strength and hope that I too can be the Kind of mother, friend and hero that you are for me I love you, mom.

Stafford, Oma Iva (Thomas) 29 Oct 1903 - 18 Jul 1993  OH 21  Nov 1985 p10

[Note: Daughter of John Dennis & Melinda ( ) Thomas; married 19 Nov 1920 Ernest F. Stafford 9 Oct 1893 - 1 Apr 1986]

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Stafford  will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Thursday, Nov. 28, with their family. Friends are invited to call between 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the home of their daughter, Pauline Klineline, three miles north of Ozark on NN (old Highway 65) or one-third mile south of Hopedale Church. Also hosting will be their son, Arleigh. Calls, cards, or items for a memory book would be appreciated. Ernest Stafford and Iva Thomas were married Nov. 29, 1920, in Oklahoma.

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Stafford, Ernest F. 9 Oct 1893 - 1 Apr 1986 OH 21 Nov 1985 p10

[Note: Son of Elisha Granville & Armilda Mildred (Williams) Stafford; married 19 Nov 1920 Oma Iva Thomas 29 Oct 1903 - 18 Jul 1993]

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Stafford, Oma Iva (Thomas) 29 Oct 1903 - 18 Jul 1993 OH 21 Jul 1993

Iva Oma Stafford, 89, Elkhead, died Sunday, July 18, 1993 in Ozark Nursing and Care Center. She was born Oct. 29, 1903 in the Oklahoma Territory, the youngest daughter of John and Melinda Thomas. She had been a resident of the Elkhead community for over 69 years. She was a member of Second Baptist Church, Springfield. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest, in 1986. Survivors include a son, Arliegh Stafford, and his wife, Jannette, Springfield; a daughter, Pauline Klineline, and her husband, Wilburn, Ozark; four granddaughters, Judy Garrison and her husband, Ron, Ozark, Soni McHaffie, and her husband, Don, Springfield, Fonna Bishop, and her husband, Jae, Los Angeles, and Paula Irving, Texas; a sister, Josie Green, Waldo, Ark.; six great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 21, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Russell Sanders and the Rev. Leon Riddle officiating. Burial will be in Dogwood Cemetery, Douglas County.

Stafford, Paul D. 5 May 1929 - 16 Jun 1950 CCR 26 Jul 1950

[Note: Son of Andy & ? (?) Stafford]

Paul Stafford, 21-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Andy Stafford of Bruner, drowned Sunday afternoon in James River three miles east of Half-a-Hill. Stafford was one of a party of six, none of whom could swim, who were on an outing near Kinser Beach. All six were wading upstream about 12 feet from the bank when three of them stepped off in a hole 12 feet deep. They floundered in the water and called for help, but the other three could do nothing because of their inability to swim. A Springfield fisherman, Herbert Goodman Jr., heard the calls for help. At first he thought the calls were play. When he noticed the frantic splashing he went to the scene, jumped in, and pulled out two, Bobby Rippee, 21, of 1230 East Olive in Springfield, and one of the three girls in the party. He was too exhausted to get Stafford out. Stafford had disappeared under the surface. Others in the party besides Stafford and Rippee were another youth named Paul Stafford, 15, of 1026 East Webster in Springfield, a cousin of the drowned youth; and Gladys Sloan, 18, Peggy Wilson, 17, and Evone Schaeffer, 18, all of 1456 Benton in Springfield. Sheriff’s officers and an ambulance attendant used grappling hooks to recover the body, which was brought to the surface about 6:50 p.m., about two hours after he disappeared under the surface. Stafford is survived  by his parents, four sisters, Mrs. Goldie Highfill of Springfield, and Erniece, Faye and Linda Sue Straffod, all of Bruner, and four brothers, Roy of Springfield, and Bill, Joe, and Johnny of Bruner. Strafford had been living in Springfield the last two weeks and was employed at Gus Otto’s restaurant.

 

Stafford, Roberta Mae (Whitlock) 29 Oct 1945 - 10 Dec 1991 OH 19 Dec 1991

[Note: Daughter of Arthur & Onita (  ) Whitlock

Roberts Mae Stafford, 46, Springfield, Died at 11:44 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1991 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born in Nixa Oct. 29, 1945 to Arthur and Onita Whitlock. She was a member of the Nixa First Baptist Church. On Jan. 11, 1963, she married John Stafford who survives. Also surviving are four chidden, Terry Stafford, Tammy Stafford, Tina Rauch and Shawn Stafford, all of Springfield; Onita Whitlock, Nixa; four brothers, Wayne Whitlock and his wife, Alice, Nixa, Floyd Whitlock and his wife Donna, Springfield and Don Whitlock and his wife, Roberts; two sisters, Wanda Jackson and her husband, Jim, Nixa, and Lou Roberts and her husband Eugene, Ozark; two grandchildren, Whitney and Leslie Rauch, Springfield; and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Arthur Whitlock. Services were held Friday in Greenlawn Funeral Home, North with the Rev. Darrell McFarland officiating. Burial was in Eastlawn Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.

 

Stafford, Rosaline 1934 - 30 Oct 1934 CCR 8 Nov 1934 p8

[Note: Daughter of Evert & ? (?) Stafford; no MO DC found]

Rosaline Stafford, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Evert Stafford, died Oct. 30. Funeral services were conducted Oct. 31 at 2:30 p.m. at Dogwood under the direction of T.B. Chaffin.

 

Stafford, Tilford 22 Sep 1906 - 21 Apr 1949  CCR 28 Apr 1949

[Note: Son of E. H. & Armilda (Williams) Stafford; married Gladys]

Funeral services for Tilford Stafford, 42, of near Dogwood, who died April 21, were held Sunday in Dogwood church, with Rev. Reg. M. Mapes officiating. Burial was in Dogwood cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Gladys Stafford; three sons, Jacob, James, and Roger; one daughter, June, all of the home; four brothers, five sisters, other relatives and many friends.

 

Stafford, Uel Harvey "Cook" 11 May 1916 - 2 Apr 2001  CCH-N 18 Apr 2001

[Note: Son of William Edward & Essie (Latherm) Stafford; married 11 May 1946 L. Yvonne Russell 1 Jan 1920 - 1 Apr 1999]

Uel Harvey Stafford, 84, Springfield, died Monday, April 2, 2001 in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. The son of William Edward Stafford and Essie Latherm Stafford, he was born May 11, 1916 in Springfield. He served more than five years in the U.S. Army Air Corps before and during World War II, serving in the European, American and Pacific theatres. On May 11, 1946 he married L. Yvonne Russell. He was an electrician, and was a member of IBEW Local 453 from July 1946 until his retirement in June 1981. He served the Union as an apprentice instructor from 1966 through 1976. For more of his career he was employed by Lamons Electric Company.  He was a member of the East Sunshine Church of Christ. Springfield, where he served for many years as a Deacon. He also served previously as a Deacon at the Southside Church of Christ, Ozark. His wife, Yvonne, preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Suel and Scott. He is survived by his daughter, Janet Diane Appleby and her husband David N. Appleby. Ozark, and son James Russell Stafford and his wife, Rosemary Steward-Stafford, Springfield; two brothers, Tom Stafford and his wife Betty Stafford, Memphis, Tenn., and Jim Stafford, Mesa, Ariz.; a sister, Shirley Reynolds and her husband Lynn Reynolds, Springfield; two sisters-in-law, Mae Stafford, Springfield, and Marjorie McLean, Sun City, Ariz.; two grandchildren, Amy Appleby Thompson and her husband Jamie Thompson, Ozark, and Adam Appleby and his wife, Ann Chatterton, Portland, Oreg.; three great-grandchildren, Sam Appleby, Parker Thompson and Jack Appleby; and two step-great-grandchildren, Chris Chatterson and Nicole Richards. Funeral services were April 4 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Mike Brazle officiating. Burial followed in the Selmore Cemetery.

 

Staiger, Albert 8 Jan 1907 - 16 Oct 2002  SN-L 17 Oct 2002

[Note: Son of Gottlob & Wilhelmine (Klooz) Staiger; married 17 Oct 1937 Emma Baum 23 Aug 1913 - 17 Jan 1986]

Albert Staiger, 95, of Billings, MO, peacefully passed away October 16, 2002, at the Ozarks Methodist Manor in Marionville, MO. He was born on January 8, 1907 to Gottlob and Wilhelmine (Klooz) Staiger in Hausen a.d. Zaber, Wurttenberg, Germany, where he attended school. In 1925, the family immigrated to the United States and settled in Billings, MO, where he learned a new language in a new country. On October 17, 1937, he was united in marriage to Emma Baum, who preceded him in death on January 17, 1986. After their marriage, they farmed near Billings, where they developed one of the top registered Holstein herds in the state, accumulated many state and county awards, and were pioneers in successfully introducing new agricultural crops to the area. Albert was a longtime member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Billings, MO, having served on the board and various committees. Albet was also preceded in death by a son, Gerald Staiger; a brother, O.F. Staiger; and a sister, Elizabeth (Staiger) Barke. Survivors include his children, daughter Marilyn (Staiger) Cole, Kansas City, MO, and son John Staiger and wife, Jane, of Billings; sister, Anna (Staiger) Long, Kansas City, MO; and brother, Walter Staiger and wife, Linda, Aurora, MO. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Darren Cole, Kansas City, MO, Shanna Cole, Olathe, KS, Janine Staiger, Billings, MO, Janelle (Staiger) Heath, Strafford, MO, Jerry Staiger, Meridian, ID, Jay Staiger, Billings, and Gerred and Christian Staiger of Chase City, VA; two great-grandsons, Andrew and Dylan Cole; and two step-great-grandchildren, Austin and Alexandra Heath. Visitation will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, October 18, at Meadors Funeral Home in Billings. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 19, 2002 at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Billings, MO, under direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Billings. Interment will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Billings. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Peter’s United Church of Christ Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 250, Billings, MO 65610. The family wishes to thank the staff at The Ozarks Methodist Manor for their devoted concern and care. Dad, affectionately called “Popper,” was a testimony to a life well lived. With his sense of fairness, optimism and even sometime corny idealism, he believed in honesty and hard work, and taught his family to hit home runs in the game of life. Using Shakespeare’s words, “When he shall die, take him and cut him out in little stars. And he will make the face of Heaven so fine, that all the world will be in love with night.” Springfield News-Leader, October 17 2002.

 

Staiger, Emma B. (Baum) 23 Aug 1913 - 17 Jan 1986 OH 16 Jan 1986 p4

[Note: Daughter of Conrad & Martha (Dahlmann) Baum; married 17 Oct 1937 Albert Staiger 8 Jan 1907 - 16 Oct 2002]

Services for Emma B. Staiger, 72, Billings, were held Jan. 20 in St. Peter’s United Church of Christ with the Revs. James and Raymond Schults officiating. Burial was in St. Peter’s Cemetery under the direction if Meadors of Billings. Mrs. Staiger died Jan. 17 at Aurora Community Hospital following a long illness. She was a member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ. She was a member of St. Peter’s Guild for 30 years, holding all offices, and was in her 20th year as secretary. She was also secretary and had held all offices of the Logan Extension Club. Survivors include her husband, Albert; one daughter, Marilyn Cole, Overland Park, Kan.; two sons, Gerald, Tannersville, Pa., and John, Billings; her mother, Martha Baum, Springfield; a sister, Mildred Willoughby, Springfield; and four grandsons and three granddaughters. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Memorial Fund.

 

Staiger, Gerald E. 8 Jan 1943 -16 Nov 1995   CCH-N 29 Nov 1995

[Note: Son of Albert & Emma B. (Baum) Staiger; married Kathy Kelchner]

Memorial services for Gerald E. Staiger, 52, will be held Saturday, December 2, 1995, at 1:00 p.m., in St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Billings, Mo. Mr. Staiger passed away November 16, 1995. The Rev. Ava Cudworth will be officiating.

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Staiger, Gerald E. d 16 Nov 1995 age 52  CCH-N 22 Nov 1995

Gerald E. Staiger, 52, of Bartonsville, died at 3 p.m. Thursday at St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Kathy (Kelchner) Staiger. Born in Billings, he was the son of Albert Staiger of Billings, and the late Emma (Baum) Staiger. He had lived in Monroe County for the past 17 years. He graduated from Billings High School in Billings, in 1960 and enlisted in the Air Force. Following basic training at Lackland Air Base, he went to Wichita Falls, Texas, and trained as an aircraft engineer. Later, he transferred to Westover, Mass., and became a member of the Strategic Air Command. From 1960-63 he flew into southeast Asia and the Philippines and was crew chief on a KC-97 air tanker, flying into the Azores and Spain. He refueled bombers in flight. He was discharged in June 1964 after four years in the service. In October 1964, he reenlisted in the Air Force Reserve and trained as a flight engineer. He was based at Richards Gebaur, Kansas City, Mo. In 1965, he flew as a flight engineer with a crew flying C-124's. From 1965-69, he flew all over the world and was on the "Food Lift" to Ethiopia and the Sudan. He was discharged in 1990 after 26 years of service. He was transferred to the Pennsylvania National Guard at Harrisburg. During this time he was Mario Andretti's personal pilot and was with Andretti Racing for about 10 years. For a time, he flew with Transamerica Airlines, flying freight around the world. In 1986, he accepted a position with American Airlines as a pilot. He flew out of Kennedy Airport in New York, and from Chicago to Hamburg, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Geneve, Zurich, and Paris, During the Gulf War, he was civilian activated. He attended St. John's Evangelical Congregational Church, Bartonsville. In addition to his wife and father, he is survived by two sons, Gerred Staiger and Christian Straiger, at home; a brother, John Staiger, of Billings, Mo.; a sister, Marilyn Cole, of Kansas City, Mo.; six nieces and nephews; and several aunts and uncles. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, at William H. Clark Funeral Home, 1003 Main St., Stroudsburg, with the Rev. William G. Sibley, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in St. John's Cemetery, Bartonsville. There was a viewing Monday from 7-8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia Society, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 2-D1, Philadelphia, Pa. 19130, or to St. John's Evangelical Congregational Church, R.D. 5 Box 5627A, Bartonsville, Pa. 18321.

 

Squires, Judy A. (Behrends) 18 Jul 1948 - 24 Aug 2004  CCH-N 1 Sep 2004

[Note: Daughter of Clarence A. “Sam” & Lorene (Hobleman) Behrends; married 15 Jun 1985 Dick Squires]

Judy A. Squires, 56, Ozark, died on Aug. 24, 2004 in Springfield, Mo. She was born on July 18, 1948 in Superior, Neb., the daughter of Clarence A. and Lorene (Hobleman) Behrends. Judy attended Webber grade school and graduated from Superior High School in 1966. She furthered her education in a business college in Omaha. She was united in marriage to Dick Squires on June 15, 1985 at the United Methodist Church, Webber, Kan. She owned and operated her own accounting business, Squires Professional Services. She lived in the communities of Webber, Superior, Omaha, Austin, Texas, Mountain Home, Ark., and Ozark, Mo., where she resided at the time of her death. Preceding her in death were her parents, Clarence (Sam) and Lorene Behrends.  Survivors include: husband Dick, Ozark; one sister, Barbara Daniels and husband Jim, Laurel, Md; three brothers, Richard and wife Denise of Webber, Kan; Glen and wife Becky of Courtland, Kan., and Steve and wife Margaret of Humble, Texas; nieces and nephews, Tony, Jessica, Carrie, Crystal, Brett, Amber, Robert and Thomas; great nieces and nephews, Lauryn and Jessica; other relatives and a host of friends. Services were Saturday, Aug. 28 at Megrue-Price Funeral Home, Superior, Neb., with burial at Webber Cemetery, Webber, Kan. The Rev. Joyce Beam officiated. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2004

Squires, Richard “Dick” 11 Oct 1938 - 2 Aug 2011 SN-L 5 Aug 2011

[Note: Son of Arlo “Bud” & Beryl (Winklepeck) Squires; married 1957 Betty Drennan; married 15 Jun 1985 Judy Ann Behrends]

Richard Squires, 72, Ozark. Arrangements: Greenlawn Funeral Home North.

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Squires, Richard “Dick” 11 Oct 1938 - 2 Aug 2011 GreenlawnFH

Richard “Dick” Squires, the son of the late Arlo “Bud” and Beryl (Winklepeck) Squires, was born on October 11, 1938 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Dick passed away on August 2, 2011 at the age of 72. Dick was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith. His family moved to Rockwell City, Iowa when he was in 5th grade. Dick graduated from Rockwell City High School. Shortly after graduation he joined the U.S. Air Force. After he returned home, he worked for the General Telephone Co. and Rural Electric Association for the next five years. Dick spent 45 years in the finance and banking business. In 1957, Dick married Betty Drennan. They had one child, a daughter Kim who was 16 when she passed away as a result of an auto accident. After the death of their only child they divorced after 26 years of marriage. Dick met Judy Ann Behrends and they were married on June 15, 1985. In January of 1986, Dick and Judy moved to Austin, Texas where Dick was in banking and Judy continued her accounting business. Following Dick’s retirement in September 2000, they moved to Mountain Home, Arkansas. In October 2003, Dick and Judy moved to Ozark, Missouri. They enjoyed decorating their new home, antique shopping, traveling and fishing in Canada. Dick was preceded in death by his beloved daughter Kim and best friend and beloved wife Judy, his parents, his older brother Don and younger brother Jerry. Survivors include Lori Birdsell and husband David of Arizona, Linae Scheel and husband Brian of Texas, Charlotte Dowell and husband Rodney of Texas, Marge Squires of Texas, nieces Angie and Kelly Birdsell, Karlee Scheel, nephews Kyle Scheel, Steve Drennan and Walker and Will Dowell. Brothers-in-law Richard Behrends and wife Denise of Kansas, Glen Behrends and wife Becky of Kansas, Steve Behrends and wife Margaret of Texas, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at Price Funeral Home in Superior, Nebraska. Local arrangements are under the direction of Greenlawn North Funeral Home. Online condolences can be left at www.greenlawnfuneralhome.com.  

 

St. Clair, Arlen E. 1919 - 12 Sep 2006 SN-L 13 Sep 2006

[Note: Son of Nathaniel & Macy (Allen) St. Clair]

Arlen E. St. Clair, 87, passed away at 5:35 a.m. Tuesday, September 12, 2006, in Ozark Nursing and Care Center, Ozark, Mo. Graveside funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, September 15, 2006, at the Selmore Cemetery with full military honors and Rev. John Hyde officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, September 14, 2006, from 6 to 8 p.m. with Masonic Rites starting at 7:30 p.m. in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.

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St. Clair, Arlen E. 7 Aug 1919 - 12 Sep 2006 CCH-N 20 Sep 2006

            Arlen E. St. Clair, Strafford, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2006, in Ozark Nursing and Care Center, Ozark. He was born Aug. 7, 1919, the son of Nathan and Mary (Allen) St. Clair. Preceding Arlen in death were his parents, three brothers, Dale, Arvel and Arley St. Clair; two half-brothers, Ranza and Robert At. Clair. Arlen is survived by his sister, Della Thompson, Strafford; his brother, Jessie St. Clair, Stockton, Calif.; several nieces, nephews and other caring relatives. Visitation with Masonic Rites was 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 14, 2006 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Graveside funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, September 15, 2006, at the Selmore Cemetery with Rev. John Hyde officiating. Arlen was honored for serving his country and laid to rest with full military honors performed by the Bravo Team. Services under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

St. Clair, Arvel H. “Pete” 16 Dec 1916 - 13 Nov 2004 SN-L 14 Nov 2004

[Note: Son of Nathaniel & Macy (Allen) St. Clair; married 13 Jul 1974 Etta Marie Shipman]

Graveside services for Arvel St. Clair, 87, Sparta, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004, in Chadwick Cemetery. Visitation is 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

St. Clair, Bessie M. (Baker) 12 Dec 1907 - 5 Feb 1976 OH 12 Feb 1976 p4

[Note: Daughter of George Oliver & Ida M. (Box) Baker; married 24 Sep 1927 CCM Roy J. “Buster” St. Clair  7 Mar 1907 - 20 Feb 1968]

OZARK - A former resident of Christian and Taney Counties, Mrs. Bessie M. St. Clair, 68, St. Charles, died about 6 p.m. Thursday in St. Joseph Hospital, St. Charles after a long illness. Mrs. St. Clair has been a St. Charles resident since 1953, and was a member of the Apostolic Church. Survivors include her son, Charles C. of St. Charles; a daughter, Mrs. Ramona Brown, St. Charles; five sisters, Mrs. Cecil Cook, Mrs. Joy Owen and Mrs. Ethel Rossell, all of Forsyth, and Mrs. Jewell Kessinger and Mrs. Agnes Ingenthron, both of Ozark and six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Harris of Ozark was in charge of arrangements.

 

St. Clair, Charles C. 18 Feb 1928 - 15 Oct 1978 OH 19 Oct 1978 p16

[Note: Son of Roy J. “Buster“ & Bessie M. (Baker) St. Clair; married Billie]

ST. CHARLES - Charles C. St. Clair, 50, St. Charles, died at 7:20 p.m. Sunday in a hospital in St. Charles. Mr. St. Clair was a mobile home salesman in St. Charles. Survivors include his wife, Billie; three sons, Terry Lee and Jerry Lynn, both of Springfield and Larry J., St. Charles; a sister, Mrs. Ramona Brown, Ozark and three grandchildren. Harris of Ozark will announce arrangements.

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St. Clair, Charles C. 18 Feb 1928 - 15 Oct 1978 OH 26 Oct 1978 p7

OZARK - Services for Charles St. Clair, 50, St. Charles, were at 2 p.m. Thursday in Harris Chapel, Ozark with the Rev. Earl Blansit officiating. Burial was in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery. Mr.. St.. Clair died Sunday in St. Joseph Hospital after a short illness.

 

St. Clair, Don Clifford 2 Oct 1923 - 14 May 1940 CCR 16 May 1940 p1

[Note: Son of Ralph & Martha (Whitmore) St. Clair]

Funeral services for Don St. Clair, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph St. Clair, Ozark, Route 2, are being held Thursday afternoon at the Ozark Christian church, burial to be in the Hopedale cemetery. Don underwent an operation for appendicitis at a Springfield hospital two weeks ago and was making satisfactory progress toward recovery when complications developed. His death Tuesday afternoon was a shock to the entire community. A complete obituary will be available for publication next week. The Chaffin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

St. Clair, Glendora Alfreda Apr 1930 - 13 Dec 1931 CCR 17 Dec 1931 p5

[Note: Daughter of Roy J. “Buster“ & Bessie M. (Baker) St. Clair]

Glendora Alfreda, the 20 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy St. Clair, passed away at the home near Rockaway Beach Sunday, Dec. 13. Burial took place Monday at Forsyth.

 

St. Clair, Harlin 21 Apr 1916 - 15 Aug 1965     CCR 19 Aug 1965 p1

[Note: spelling from tombstone; married Lover Kauffman]

Funeral services for Harlan St. Clair, 49, former Spokane resident who died Sunday in a Houston, Tex. hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Spokane Auditorium with Hosea Bilyeu and Chester Bilyeu officiating. Burial will be in Schupbach Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark.

 

St. Clair, Larry 1962 - 6 Mar 1966 CCR 10 Feb 1966 p1

[Note: Son of Dale & ? (Jones) St. Clair]

Three-year-old Larry St. Clair died early Sunday in St. John’s Hospital of complications of measles, according to a funeral home spokesman, He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Jones, Route 1, Nixa. He is also survived by his father, Dale St. Clair, Redmond, Wash; four brothers, Tommy Dale, Carl Lee, Steve Allen and Ray Gene St. Clair; a half-brother, Troy Jones and a sister, Miss Shirley Jean St. Clair, all of the home; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Nellie Jones, Marshfield; paternal grandfather, Nathan St. Clair, Ozark and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Macy St. Clair, Ozark.  Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday in the Harris Chapel at Nixa. The Rev. John Whitmer will officiated and burial will be in McConnell Cemetery.

 

St. Clair, Macy (Allen) 26 Sep 1891 - 25 Mar 1966  CCR 31 Mar 1966 p1

[Note: married 18 May 1913 Nathan St. Clair 8 Apr 1881 - 13 May 1966; SSDI gives 15 Mar 1966 death date]

Funeral services for Mrs. Macy St. Clair, 74, of the Ozark community, were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Harris Chapel here. The Rev. Frank Stark officiated and burial was in Selmore Cemetery.  Mrs. St. Clair died at 2 p.m. Friday in Bilyeu Nursing Home after a brief illness. A member of Ozark Church of Christ, she had been a resident of the Ozark community since age 13. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Della Mae Thompson, Strafford; five sons, Arley, Bakersfield, Calif., Arvel, Independence, Dale, Redmond, Wash, and Jessie, Visalia, Calif. Also surviving are two step-sons, Ramza St. Clair, Visalia, Calif. and Robert, Salina, Kan.; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Swadley, Yakima, Wash.; and 11 grandchildren.

 

St. Clair, Michael Gene 22 Jun 1953 - 31 May 1959    CCR 2 Jul 1959 p7

[Note: Son of Arvel H. & ? (Loomis)  St. Clair]

Funeral services for Michael Gene St. Clair, 5, who died May 31 at Wichita, Ka. were held June 4 at 2 p.m. in the Chadwick Union Church with Rev. Charles Shipman officiating. Burial was in Chadwick Cemetery under direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Clever. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arvel H. St. Clair of Wichita, one sister, Judy St. Clair and one brother, Ronald St. Clair, both of the home, the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.  Nathan St. Clair of Ozark and Mr. and Mrs. John Loomis of Chadwick.

 

St. Clair, Minnie (Tittsworth) 19 Oct 1898 - 24 Jul 1967 CCR 27 Jul 1967 p1

[Note: married Andrew Francis “Derry” St. Clair  7 Nov 1893 - 5 May 1980]

Mrs. Minnie St. Clair, 68. of Spokane, died at 5:45 a.m. Monday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, after several months illness.  A resident of Taney and Christian Counties most of her life, she was a member of Oak Ridge Assembly of God Church. Survivors are her husband, A. F. “Derry”; four brothers, Lloyd Tittsworth, Palm Springs, Calif., Buster Tittsworth, Gatlinburg, Tenn., Clell and Bill Tittsworth, both of Los Angeles; seven sisters, Mrs. Della Blansit, Pleasant Hope, Mrs. Clara Rupp, Tucson, Ariz., Mrs. Bonnie Cornog, Chadwick, Mrs. Eula Kuntz, Kansas City, Kan., Pauline, state of California,  Mrs. Ruby Texevia, Sepulveda, Calif., and Mrs. Betty Schmidt, Los Angeles; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Harris Chapel in Ozark with the Rev. Wilbur Blansit officiating. Burial was in Spokane Cemetery.

 

St. Clair, Nathan 8 Apr 1881 - 13 May 1966   CCR 19 May 1966 p1

[Note: Son of  William F. & Ailcy Ann “Siley” (Cook) St. Clair; married first ?; married second  Macy Allen 26 Sep 1891 - 25 Mar 1966; SSDI gives death date as 15 Sept 1966, but obit published 4 months before then]

Nathan St. Clair, 85, Ozark, died Friday night, May 13, in Bilyeu Nursing Home. Surviving are seven sons, Ranza, Wood Lake, Calif., Robert, Salina, Kan., Arley, Bakersfield, Arlen, Independence, Dale, Redmond, Wash., and Jesse, Visalia, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Della Mae Thompson, Strafford; and 22 grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Harris Chapel. Hoe Deal officiated and burial was in Selmore Cemetery under direction of Harris Funeral Home.

 

St. Clair, Ralph W. 3 Dec 1896 - 21 May 1971 CCR 27 May 1971 p8

[Note: Son of John & Mary Jane (Craig) St. Clair; married Martha Dingley "Nannie" Whitmore 12 Mar 1906 - 22 Aug 1981]

Graveside services for Ralph W. St. Clair, 75, of Springfield, were at 4 p.m. Saturday in Hopedale Cemetery, north of Ozark, with the Rev. Wilbur Blansit officiating. Burial was under direction of Adams Funeral Home of Ozark. Mr. St. Clair died at 11:30 p.m. Friday at his home after a long illness. Surviving are his wife, Martha; a son, Ralph H. S. Clair, Tulsa Okla.; a brother, A. F. St. Clair, Chestnut Ridge; three sisters, Mrs. Chester Blansit, Chestnut Ridge, Mrs. Floyd Melton, Rockaway Beach, and Ruby Kerr, Hayward, Calif.; four grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

 

St. Clair, Roy J. “Buster” 7 Mar 1907 - 20 Feb 1968  CCR 22 Feb 1968 p8

[Note: Son og John & Mary Jane (Craig) St. Clair; married Bessie M. Baker 12 Dec 1907 - 5 Feb 1976]

Roy J. St. Clair, 60. of St. Charles, died at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday in the St. Louis Normandy Osteopathic Hospital. The Taney County native was a member of the Pentecostal Church. He is survived by his wife, Bessie; a son Charles of St. Charles; a daughter, Mrs. Ramona Brown of St. Charles; two brothers, Ralph of Pomona, Calif., Derry of Spokane; three sisters, Mr. Mabel Blansit of Spokane, Mrs. Bessie Melton of Rockaway Beach, Mrs. Ruby Kerr of Hayward, Calif.; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Harris Funeral Home in Ozark with the Rev. Wilbur Blansit officiating, Burial will be in Chadwick Cemetery.

 

St. John, Ada (Beamon) 26 Jun 1880 - 6 Dec 1967  CCR 14 Dec 1967 p8

[Note: Daughter of  B. Franklin & Emma M. (Huff) Beamon; married  James C. St. John  8 May 1877 - 8 Nov 1954]

Mrs. Ada St. John, 88, died Wednesday night, December 6, in the state hospital at Nevada after a lingering illness. Mrs. St. John was born and lived most of her life in Sparta, moving to Springfield 20 years ago. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Sparta. Surviving are three sons, Zach, Sparta, James W., Springfield, and Clyde N., Salem; and a brother, Carter M. Beamon, Springfield. Other survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Madden and Mrs. Effie Snow, both of Kansas City; three grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday in Harris Chapel in Ozark with the Rev. Dennis Swift officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.

 

St. John, Bethany Renee 22 Jun 1976 - 25 Dec 2004 SN-L 29 Dec 2004

[Note: Daughter of Gerald Keith & Renee (Smith) St. John]

Bethany Renee St. John, age 28, of Ozark, passed away Christmas day. Beth was born June 22, 1976. She graduated from Greene Valley State School in 1997. Beth enjoyed each day with her family and friends, living life to the fullest. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Ozark. She touched many lives with her humor and sparkling personality. Survivors include her mother, Renee St. John; grandparents, Cotton and Clyde Smith, and Walter St. John; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Jill and Troy Coffer, Amy and Kent Sappington, Jeri and Jeff McCoy; nieces and nephews, Lance Patrick, Caleb and Olivia Sappington, and Macy and Blake Coffer; and special friends, Leann and Russell Gray. She was preceded in death by her father, Keith St. John, and grandmother, Eloise St. John. Visitation will be Wednesday, Dec. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be Thursday, Dec. 30 at 2 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home in Ozark. Memorial contributions can be made to Beth's Sunday School class.
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St. John, Bethany Renee 22 Jun 1976 - 25 Dec 2004 CCH-N 5 Jan 2005

[Note: Daughter of Keith & Renee (Smith) St. John]

            Bethany Renee St. John, 28, Ozark, died Christmas day. Beth was born June 22, 1976. She graduated from Greene Valley State School in 1997. Beth enjoyed each day with her family and friends, living life to the fullest. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Ozark. She touched many lives with her humor and sparkling personality. Survivors include her mother, Renee St. John; grandparents, Cotton and Clyde Smith, and Walter St. John; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Jill and Troy Coffer, Amy and Kent Sappington, Jeri and Jeff McCoy; nieces and nephews, Lance Patrick, Caleb and Olivia Sappington, and Macy and Blake Coffer; and special friends, Leann and Russell Gray. She was preceded in death by her father, Keith St. John, and grandmother, Eloise St. John. Visitation will be Wednesday, Dec. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services were on Thurs., Dec. 30 at 2 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home in Ozark.

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St. John, Bethany Renee 22 Jun 1976 - 25 Dec 2004 CCH-N 26 Jan 2005

            Thank you so much for your support during the hospital stay and loss of my daughter, Bethany, the visits, calls, food, flowers, etc. have helped so much and encouraged the family. What a wonderful community of family and friends. A special thanks to our friends. A special thanks to our friends, First Baptist Church of Ozark and Adams Funeral Home for all your help and support. God bless each and every one of you. - Renee St. John and family

 

 St. John, Byron P. 1922 - 31 Dec 1991   NN-E 9 Jan 1992

[Note: Son of Floyd Ellis & Jimmie (Ferrell) St. John; married Josephine Johns]

Byron P. St. John, 69, Batesville, Ark., died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1991 in a Lee's Summit hospital. Born in Bruner, he was the son of Ellis and Jimmie St. John. He was a graduate of Sparta High School and attended the University of Arizona. He was a lieutenant in the Air Force during World War II, a retired employee of the Martin Lumber Company and a member of the First Baptist Church of Batesville. Survivors include his wife, Josephine Johns St. John; four daughters, Linnea St. John, Kansas City, Linda Huebener, Delafield, Wis., Cindy Snider, Lee's Summit, and Ginger Morgan, Clinton, Ark.; three granddaughters, Julia Huebener and Gretchen Huebener, both of Delafield, and Jordan Morgan of Clinton; his mother, Jimmie St. John, Ozark; one brother, Derald St. John and his wife, Myrtle Mae, Nixa; four sisters, Bertsel Johnson, Vineta St. John and Texie Dunn and her husband, Charles, all of Ozark, and Doyne Greene and her husband, Arthur Ray, Springfield; and an aunt, Zella Howard, Sparta. He was preceded in death by his father and one sister. Funeral services were held Friday in the First Baptist Church, Batesville, with the Rev. Don Nall officiating. Burial was in the Oaklawn Cemetery, with arrangements by Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association or the First Baptist Church of Batesville.

 

St. John, Derald Aaron, Jr. 20 Aug 1975 - 20 Nov 2000  CCH-N 29 Nov 2000

[Note: Son of Derald Aaron & Myrtle Mae (Mills) St. John; married 19 Aug 2000 Amy Sieber]

Derald "Aaron", St. John Jr., age 25 of Nixa, Mo. passed away on Monday, November 20, 2000, as a result of a construction accident in Springfield, Missouri. Aaron was born on August 20, 1975, the son of Derald and Myrtle Mae (Mills) St. John. On August 19, 2000 he was united in marriage to Amy Sieber. Aaron was a 1994 graduate of Nixa High School. He was currently employed by Ed Joy Excavation Company, Ed was also a personal friend that Aaron loved and respected. He worked in commercial construction and was a highly skilled heavy equipment operator. With the combination of his new job and marring the love of his life, Aaron said repeatedly, "This is the happiest I have even been." Aaron was baptized at an early age and was a member of Southside Church of Christ, in Ozark. His compassion and willingness to help others was reflected in his outgoing personality and  character. His affection for others made him a natural loving husband, son, brother and friend to many. Aaron also loved sports, fishing and hunting. Aaron is survived by his wife, Amy, his parents, Derald and Myrtle St. John, of Nixa; two brothers, Jason St. John, of Nixa, Thomas St. John, and his wife, Angie, of Springfield; grandmother, Fern Mill of Nixa; two nephews, Quinton and Alex St. John of Springfield; father and mother-in-law, Jim and Bridgett Sieber of Nixa; brother-in-law, James Sieber of Springfield; grandparents in-law, Max and Mary Campbell of Springfield; grandmother-in-law, Icy Mae of Nixa; grandfather-in-law Floyd McCoy of Springfield; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives and many friends. Services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 24, 2000 in the Southside Church of Christ in Ozark. The Ministers Chuck Eakins, and Charles White officiated, under the direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home of Ozark. Burial followed in the Sparta Cemetery.

 

St. John, Eloise Frances (Rathbun) 29 Mar 1926 - 16 Nov 2002 SN-L 18 Nov 2002

[Note: Daughter of Frank & M. Hazel (Holmes) Rathbun; married Walter St. John]

Eloise Frances (Rathbun) St. John, age 76, of Bruner, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 16, 2002 in Lit’l Bit Country Private Care in Sparta after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease for the past ten years.  Eloise was born March 29, 1926 to Frank and Hazel Rathbun. She was united in marriage to Walter St. John on October 2, 1943. Eloise worked alongside her husband on the family farm and taught Sunday school at Sparta First Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Helen; a brother, Weldon; and her beloved son Gerald Keith.  Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Walter; two daughters and their husbands, Anita Jo and Gordon Roberts, and Marilyn and Jerry Millsap, all of Bruner; a sister, Rosie Edwards, Springfield; ten grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a hose of other family members and friends. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark with Rev. Gary Robertson officiating. Burial will be in Sparta Cemetery.

 

St. John, Floyd Ellis “Cotton” 28 Apr 1901 - 15 May 1984 OH 24 May 1984 p10

[Note: Son of  Vincent Purcell & Lydia (Lawson) St. John; married 8 Jan 1921 CCM Jimmie Franklin Ferrell 16 Jan 1904 - 7 Feb 1998]

Services for Floyd Ellis “Cotton” St. John, 83, Ozark, were held May 19 at Harris Chapel with the Rev. Jessie Phillips officiating, Burial was in Bruner Cemetery. Mr. St. John died May 15 at his home after a long illness. A native of Sparta, Mr. St. John was a longtime resident of Bruner before moving to Ozark in 1981. A retired farmer, he was a member of Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Jimmie; two sons, Byron, Batesville, Ark., and Derold, Nixa; four daughters, Mrs. Bertsel Johnson and Miss Vinetta St. John, both of the home, Mrs. Doyn Green, Springfield, and Mrs. Texie Dunn, Ozark; three grandchildren raised in the home, Mrs. Wannis Applegate, Sparta, Mrs. Lerris Pierce, Ozark and Miss La Va Johnson, of the home; one brother, Roy, Fresno, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Viola Chaffin, Corvallis, Mont. and Mrs. Zella Howard, Oldfield; 14 grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

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St. John, Floyd Ellis “Cotton” 28 Apr 1901 - 15 May 1984  OH 24 May 1984 pB11

Card of Thanks

Words cannot express the appreciation toward all our friends, neighbors, and relatives during the death of our husband, father and grandfather, Ellis “Cotton” St. John for all the acts of kindness, for the cards, flowers, phone calls and food. to singers, Mr. and Mrs. Randy Huff, and special friends, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Shriver. May God’s richest blessings be with you always.  Mrs. Jimmie St. John and Vinetta  Mrs. Bertsel Johnson and family  Mr. and Mrs. Byron St. John  Mr. and Mrs. Derald St. John  Mr. and Mrs. Art Greene  Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dunn   19-1tp

 

St. John, Frank Hiram 6 Jan 1897 - 8 Oct 1970 CCR 15 Oct 1970 p4

[Note: Son of  Vincent Purcell & Lydia (Lawson) St. John; married Ruth Johns 24 Feb 1903 - 8 Mar 1982]

Lifelong Sparta resident, Frank H. St. John, 73, died at 10:55 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8. in Springfield Baptist Hospital following a short illness. He was a veteran of World War I. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; one son, Walter St. John of Sparta; one daughter, Mrs. Geneva Workman, Ozark; two sisters, Mrs. Zella Howard, Sparta and Mrs. Viola Chaffin, Corvallis, Mont.; two brothers, Ellis St. John of Bruner and Roy St. John of Fresno. Calif.; four grandchildren  and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday in Harris Chapel at Ozark with Dewayne Bray officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.

 

St. John, Georgia (McKee) 1890 - 22 Nov 1964    CCR 26 Nov 1964 p1

[Note: married 1911 CCM Albert F. St. John]

Mrs. Georgia St. John, 74, of 301 Mt. Vernon, died at 7 p.m. Monday at her home. Mrs. St John, the widow of Albert F. St. John, had lived in Springfield about 53 years, coming from the Sparta community. She was a member of the South Street Christian Church and the White Shrine. Survivors include a son, Robert E. of Springfield; a sister, Mrs. Mary Ellen Hyde, Springfield and two grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Gorman-Scharp. The family requests memorial donations be made to the Greene County Humane Society.

 

St. John, Gerald Keith 8 Jan 1949 - 16 Nov 1993 OH 24 Nov 1993

[Note: Son of Walter & Eloise Frances (Rathbun) St. John; married 27 Jul 1968 Renee Marsha Smith; married Dawna]

Keith St. John, 44, Sparta, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1993 at Cox Medical Center South, from an apparent heart attack. He was born Jan. 8, 1949 and was a lifelong resident of the Sparta area. He was a farmer and a tack salesman. Survivors include his wife, Dawna; his parents, Walter and Eloise St. John, Bruner; four daughters, Jill Patrick, Austin, Texas, and Amy, Beth, and Jeri St. John, all of Ozark; a son, Jesse St. John, and a stepson, Justin George, both of the home; a grandson, Lance Patrick; two sisters, Anita Jo Roberts, Ozark, and Marilyn Ball, Bruner; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 18, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Gary Jennings officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.

 

St. John, James “Jim” D. Sept 1874 - Feb 1967     CCR 23 Feb 1967 p1

[Note: probably the son of John Warren & Mary Jane (Ray) St. John, though brothers of Warren also  named sons  born in 1870’s  James; married 24 Oct 1909 Mary Garrison, sister of Gertrude (Hunter) Roper’s mother]

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Roper of Ozark received a message telling them of the death of her uncle, Jim D. St. John, 92, at Petaluma, Calif. A native of the Sparta community, he was a resident of Corvellis, Mont. where he had lived about 60 years. Funeral services with burial will be at Corvellis. Survivors are two sons, Daniel of Petaluma and Warren of Spokane, Wash.

 

St. John, Jimmie Franklin (Ferrell) 16 Jan 1904 - 7 Feb 1998  CCH-N 18 Feb 1998

[Note: Daughter of John Livingston & Elmeda Melissa (Pickel) Ferrell; married 8 Jan 1921 Floyd Ellis St. John 28 Apr 1901 - 15 May 1984]

Jimmie Franklin Ferrell St. John, age 94, of Ozark, died at 7:45 a.m. Saturday, February 7, 1998 at Cox Hospital South. Jimmie was born January 16, 1904, the daughter of John Livingston and Elmeda Melissa Pickel Ferrell. She was a homemaker and lived her entire life in the Bruner Ozark area She was an active member of the Elkhead Church of God until her health started to decline. Her family was the joy of her life and her greatest desire was that someday it could be reunited in heaven. On January 8, 1921, she married Floyd Ellis St. John, who preceded her in death. Also, she was preceded in death by a son, Byron Furnell St. John, a daughter, LaVanna Vee St. John and a grandson, Mark Anthony Dunn.  She is survived by one son, Derald Aaron St. John and his wife Myrtle Mae, Nixa, four daughters, Bertsel June Johnson and Vineta Rea St. John, of the home and Doyn Greene and her husband Art, Springfield, and Texie Jo Dunn and her husband, Charles, Ozark; a daughter-in-law, Josephine St. John, Batesville, Ark. 14 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 10, 1998 at Harris a Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Darrell Hinds officiating. Burial will be in the Bruner Cemetery at bruner. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 pm Monday, February 9, 1998 in the funeral home.

 

St. John, John Warren 18 Jan 1852 - 10 Mar 1944 CCR 16 Mar 1944 p1

[Note: Son of Floyd Ellis & Matilda (Cummings) St. John; married 29 Sep 1873 Mary Jane Ray 28 Oct 1855 - 2 Jun 1913; married 22 Sep 1914 Martha J.(?) Marler 8 Nov 1864 - 29 Jan 1936; m Elizabeth]

Funeral services for John Warren St. John, well known resident of the eastern part of the county, who died last Friday were held Sunday afternoon in the Sparta Church of Christ, conducted by Jess Weatherwax, with burial in Linden Cemetery under direction of the Sparta Funeral Home, Rathbun & Chaffin. Mr. St. John several years ago represented the eastern district of the county for three terms as judge of the county court. He was married to Mary J. Ray in1873 and she preceded him in death in 1913. To this union were born six children, five of whom survive. They are James D. St. John, Missoula, Mont., Emma Hall of the home; John F. St. John of Oakdale, Calif.; Lena May Smith, Missoula, Nancy Helen Watts, Berkeley, Calif. In 1924 he was married to Martha J. Marler, who died in 1936. Other survivors include four brothers, Rich, Vence, Thomas and Henry St. John.

 

St. John,  Lorene (Johns) Johnson 22 Mar 1913 - 28 Jan 2005  SN-L 30 Jan 2005

[Note: Daughter of Charley & Lou (McGinnis) Johns; married first Denver Calvin Johnson; married second Zach St. John; buried under name of Johnson]

Lorene (Johns) Johnson St. John, age 91, of Sparta, passed away Friday, January 28, 2005. She was born March 22, 1913, in Christian County, the daughter of Charley and Lou (McGinnis) Johns. She was a lifelong resident of the Shady Grove and Sparta communities and a member of the Sparta Baptist Church. On July 14, 1928, she and Denver Calvin Johnson were married. To this union a son, Bobby Gene Johnson was born. In January of 1944 Denver preceded them in death. Lorene was a homemaker. She married Zack St. John and together they owned and operated a grocery store in Sparta for several years. Lorene also managed Sparta Dry Goods for 27 years before retirement. She loved being outdoors, gardening, and cooking for her family. She was preceded in death by her parents;, her son, Bob Johnson; her husband, Zack after 56 years of marriage; a brother and sister-in-law, Clell and Lourea Johns; and a sister and brother-in-law, Faye and Eldon Short. Survivors include: her daughter-in-law, Erva Lou Johnson; a step-daughter, Joan Moore and husband Charles; a step-granddaughter, Michelle Woods and husband, Bob; two very special nieces, Lou Ann Stark and husband Chris, and Ellen Frederickson and husband Edwin; two special great nephews, Nathan Henry and Christopher Stark; cousins; a very special friend and longtime employer, Russ Schweke; Shawn Widel, a very dear young man whom she loved like a grandson; and a host of other friends. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 1, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will follow in Sparta Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.

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St. John, Lorene (Johns) Johnson 22 Mar 1913 - 28 Jan 2005 CCH-N 9 Feb 2005

Thanks

            The family of Lorene St. John would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for all the acts of kindness shown during the loss of our loved one. Thank you for the beautiful flowers, food, cards, and phone calls; to the singers, the minister, Gary Robertson, each of the pallbearers, and Adams funeral Home. A very special thank you to Bob and Becky Bolin who through the years have been so good to Lorene, always helping in any way they could. Again, thank you all. - Erva Lou Johnson, Louann Starr, Ellen Frederickson.

 

St. John, Mary Jane (Ray) 28 Oct 1855 - 2 Jun 1913 CCR 13 Jun 1913 p1

[Note: Daughter of John T. & Susan (Huchins) Ray; married 29 Sep 1873 John Warren St. John 18 Jan 1852 - 10 Mar 1944]

Mrs. Mary J. St. John, wife of Judge J. W. St. John, departed this life June 2, 1913, aged 58 years, 7 months and 5 days. Mrs. St. John was born in Caldwell county, Mo., her maiden name being Wray. She was married to Judge St. John Sept. 29, 1873. To this union were born six children: two boys and four girls as follows, James D. St. John, Emma V., Edna E. who died in infancy, Jno. F., Lena May and Nancy Helen. She also leaves six living grandchildren. Sister St. John obeyed the Gospel for 27 or 18 years, having united with the Church of Christ at Sparta, Mo. She lived a consistent Christian life, a devoted mother, a loving wife and a kind neighbor. She was one who won the hearts of those she met by her kind and gentle spirit. This was evidenced by the large concourse of loving sympathizers who followed her remains to the Linden cemetery to pay their last tribute of respect to one they had learned to love. Now children, your mother is gone,. Oh, may you follow her in the gentle life and when the roll is called up Yonder, may we all be prepared to meet Sister Mollie and receive the Crown of life from Christ our Lord and dwell with him forever more, is the prayer of a friend and brother in Christ. T. A. Foster.

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St. John, Mary Jane (Ray) 28 Oct 1855 - 2 Jun 1913 CCR 13 Jun 1913

DIED - On Monday morning June 2, 1913, at her home 2 miles east of Sparta, Mrs. J. W. St. John, wife of County Judge Warren St. John aged about 58 years. Mrs. St. John had been sick for several months and her death was not unexpected. Besides the bereaved husband, she is survived by her five grown children. The funeral services were conducted in the Linden cemetery Tuesday afternoon by Elder T. A. Foster, in the presence of a large concourse of relatives and friends. The bereaved husband and family have the sincere sympathy of all in this sad loss. - Sparta News.

 

St. John, Matilda Jane “Tildy“ (Scott) 2 Sep 1877 - 19 Oct 1972 OH 2 Nov 1972 p8

[Note: Daughter of  Hamilton J. & Lucy Belle (Bostic) Scott; married 28 Mar 1898 CCM Thomas Leroy St. John  June 1863 - 1945; stone in Linden Cemetery with birthdate, but actually buried in California]

Mrs. Matilda Jane St. John, 93, passed away Oct. 19 in a Redding, Calif. hospital following a stroke. She was the widow of Tom St. John, both former residents of the Sparta community. The moved to northern California about 30 years ago. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Cuma Boardman of Yuma City, Calif, and Beuna Rathbun of Redding, Calif.; two grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. C. B. Garrison of Sparta; and a brother, J. H. Scott of Rogersville. Private services were held Monday morning, Oct. 23, and burial was in Redding, California.

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St. John, Matilda Jane “Tildy“ (Scott) 2 Sep 1877 - 19 Oct 1972  OH 9 Nov 1972 p8

The year 1877 was a historic one in the course of time. New inventions were to change the course of history. The Civil War had ended 12 years earlier and Rutherford Hayes had been elected 19th President of the 27 years. On Sept. 2 of that year, a daughter was born to Lucy Belle Bostic and Hamilton J. Scott in a village near Richmond, Virginia. She was the third of nine children, and they christened her Matilda Jane but always called her “Tildy”. When she was 70 years old, she announced to her niece, “Don’t call me Tildy. My name is Jane,” We will honor her desire and refer to her as Jane, although her family and friends knew her as “Tildy” most of her life. When Jane was about 12 years old, Hamilton Scott moved his family to Christian County, Missouri. This is where Jane grew into womanhood. It was here that she married Thomas Leroy St. John and established a home near Sparta. She had a flair for homemaking and was admired for her culinary skills and gracious hospitality. Jane bore Tom two daughters, Cuma Talitha and Buena Vista. These daughters were the delight of their parents’ lives. They grew up in Christian County and were married. During the great depression of the 30’s, Cuma and Buena left Missouri and established homes in California. The St. John’s longed to be near their girls and grandchildren. In 1941, they sold their farm and joined their children in California. Four years later, Tom died in Yuma City with Jane, Cuma and Buena at his side. Jane remained in Yuba City for 25 years where Cuma and her husband Clarence were near her. She moved to Redding in 1970 where she resided with Buena and her husband Cleo. Two years later, at the age of 95 years, six weeks and five days, she died with her devoted daughters at her bedside. Besides her daughters, she is survived by a sister, Mary Garrison of Sparta and a brother, James Scott of Rogersville; as well as 2 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Jane’s sky, quiet manner covered a quick wit and sly sense of humor. Her great grandchildren were fascinated by her enchanting games and full cookie jar. They nicknamed her “ol Bear”, and she loved it. Jane had been an invalid for three years. Buena and Cuma nourished her with love and tenderness unsurpassed. Remember her eagerness and spirit of independence - that God has called her “Home” is evidence of his steadfast providence. In spite of the pain of physical separation, we rest content in the assurance that Jane has “inherited the Kingdom built from the foundation of the world.” For us then, there is a place of quiet rest, near to the heart of God. A place where sin cannot molest, near to the heart of God. There is a place of comfort sweet, A place where we out saviour meet, near to the heart of God. There is a place of full relief, A place where all is joy and peace, near to the heart of God. Oh Jesus, blest redeemer, sent from the heart of God, Hold us who wait before thee near to the heart of God. - Prepared by Mrs. Arl Anderson for services held on Monday, Oct 23, 1972 - McDonald Chapel, Redding, California. Delivered by Arl Anderson

 

St. John, Minnie L. (Hughes) Roberts 15 Sep 1881 - 14 Sep 1974  OH 19 Sep 1974 p8

[Note: Daughter of  Joseph A. & Elizabeth Jane (Burkhart) Hughes; married Alfred Roberts  8 Nov 1879 - 12 Jul 1936; married second  St. John]

OZARK - Mrs. Minnie L. St. John, 92, a lifelong resident of the Sparta and Chadwick communities, died at 6 a.m. Saturday at her home in Sparta after a long illness. She was a member of the First Baptist church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Bertha Coffer, Sparta and Mrs. Callie Hursh, Chadwick, eight grandchildren, 22 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Services were at 2 p.m. Monday at Harris Chapel in Ozark with the Rev. Bill Mabury officiating. Burial was in Old Boston Cemetery near Oldfield.

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St. John, Minnie L. (Hughes) Roberts 15 Sep 1881 - 14 Sep 1974  OH 3 Oct 1974 p10

We would like to thank all our friends for the flowers, visits, prayers, food, cards and kindness shown to our family during the loss of our loved one . Also Harris Funeral Home, pall bearers, singers and the Rev. Bill Mabury.  The Minnie St. John Family.

 

St. John, Polly A. (Stevens) Johnson 28 Nov 1864 - 28 Mar 1946 CCR 4 Apr 1946 p1

[Note: Daughter of  Abner & Elizabeth (Hunt) Stevens; married 21 Sep 1882  Steven Calloway Johnson 17 Jan 1860 - 15 Dec 1911;  married 1914 Vincent Purcell St. John 15 Apr 1861 - 26 Nov 1944; buried under name of first husband, Johnson]

Polly A. St. John was born on Nov. 28, 1864 in Christian County, Mo., and passed away at her home near Sparta on March 28, 1946. She was united in marriage on Sept. 21, 1882, to S.C. Johnson and to this union were born three children. Mr. Johnson and one daughter preceded her in death. In 1914 she was married to V.P. St. John, who passed away several years ago. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ella M. Lowe of Kansas City, Mo.; one son, William L. Johnson of Kansas City, Mo.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; one half sister, Mrs. Susie Workman of Chadwick; one half brother, Buddy Stevens of Springfield; and the following step children: Mrs. Stella Bennett of Springfield, Mrs. Ila Chaffin of Montana, Roy St. John of California, Mrs. Zella Howard, Frank St. John and Ellis St. John of Sparta. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon in the Sparta Baptist church with Rev. A.S. Hanks officiating. Burial was in the Ozark cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home.

 

St. John, Ruth (Johns) 24 Feb 1903 - 8 Mar 1982   OH 11 Mar 1982 p9

[Note: Son of John Leroy "Salt" &  Bertha Odessa (Douglas) Johns; married 7 Jan 1923 CCM  Frank Hiram St. John 6 Jan 1897 - 8 Oct 1970]

Services for Ruth St. Johns, 79, lifelong resident of Sparta, were held March 10 in the Harris Chapel in Ozark with Doin Pitchford officiating, Burial was in the Sparta City Cemetery. Mrs. St. John died March 8 at St. John’s Regional Health Center after a long illness. She was a member of the Sparta Church of Christ. Survivors include one son, Walter, Bruner; one daughter, Mrs. Geneva Workman, Ozark; for grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two brothers, Dewey Johns, Springfield and Roy Johns, Sparta; and three sisters, Mrs. Cleo Cowan, Upland, Calif. and Mrs. Lela Robinson and Mrs. Lula Ladd, both of Sparta.

 

St. John, Thomas L. 18 Jun 1862 - 5 Feb 1945 CCR 8 Feb 1945 p1

[Note: Son of  Floyd Ellis & Matilda (Cummings) St. John; married  Matilda Jane “Tildy” Scott 2 Sep 1877 - 19 Oct 1972]

Relatives in Sparta and Springfield received word Wednesday of the death of Tom St. John, 82, at his home in Yuba City, Calif., Tuesday morning. A pioneer resident of the Sparta community, Mr. St. John had lived there until four years ago when he moved to California to make his home. He was a member of a family which had been prominent in Sparta since the early days of that settlement. During more active days he was a farmer but had been retired for several years. He was a member of the Baptist church and the Sparta Masonic lodge. Mr. St. John is survived by his wife, Matilda; two daughters, Mrs. Buena Rathbun and Mrs. Cuma St. John of Yuba City; two grandchildren; and two brothers, H.J. St. John of Stevensville, Mont., and Rich P. St. John of Sparta. Funeral arrangements are incomplete but the family is bringing the body from California for services at Sparta.

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St. John, Thomas L. 18 Jun 1862 - 5 Feb 1945 CCR 22 Feb 1945 p1

T.L. St. John, 82, former resident of Sparta, Mo., passed away at his home in Yuba City, Calif., Monday, Feb. 5, 1945. He was married to Matilda Scott May 29, 1897. At an early age he was converted and united with the Sparta Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Cuma St. John of the home and Mrs. C.D. Rathbun of Colusa, Calif.; two brothers, R.B. St. John of Sparta and H.J. St. John of Hamilton, Mont.; and two grandchildren. Many other relatives and friends mourn his departure. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon, Feb. 11, in the Sparta Baptist church with burial in Linden cemetery under direction of Chaffin of Ozark.

 

St. John, Vincent Purcell 15 Apr 1861 - 26 Nov 1944 CCR 30 Nov 1944 p1

[Note: Son of Floyd Ellis & Matilda (Cummings) St. John; married 5 Apr 1885 Maude R. Ray 8 Apr 1866 - 29 May 1889; married 20 Mar 1895 CCM Lydia Lawson Apr 1875 - Feb 1909; married 14 Apr 1914 CCM Polly A. Stevens (m/1 a Johnson) 28 Nov 1864 - 28 Mar 1946]

Vince T. St. John, 83, farmer and longtime resident of the Sparta community, died Sunday night at his home. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Polly St. John; three daughters, Mrs. W.S. Bennett of Springfield, Mrs. Ola Chaffin of Corvallis, MT, and Mrs. Homer Howard of Sparta; three sons, Frank and Ellis St. John of Sparta, and Roy St. John of California; three brothers, Rich St. John of Sparta, Henry St. John of Montana, and Thomas St. John of California; two stepchildren, Willie Johnson and Mrs. Ella Lowe, both of Kansas City, and several grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday afternoon in the Sparta Baptist Church with burial at Sparta under direction of Chaffin of Ozark.

 

St. John, Vineta Ree 15 Feb 1935 – 1 Jul 2000  CCH-N 5 Jul 2000

[Note: Daughter of Floyd Ellis & Jimmie Franklin (Ferrell) St. John]

Vineta Ree St. John, 65, Ozark, Missouri died on July 1, 2000 after a brief illness. She was born of February 15, 1935 to Jimmie and Ellis St. John, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a sister, LaVanna Vee St. John; a brother, Bryon St. John and a nephew, Mark Dunn. She is survived by three sisters, Bertsel Johnson and Texie Bunn of Ozark and Doyn Green and her husband Art, Springfield;a brother, Derald St. John and his wife Myrtle Mae, Nixa; a sister-in-law, Josephine St. John, Batesville, Arkansas; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, a special caregiver, Mary Kirby, and a host of friends. Vineta was a very special person and could win your heart immediately She was a joy to all who knew her  and loved all children. Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday in Harris Funeral Home, Ozark with the Rev. Carl Thompson officiating. Burial was in Bruner Cemetery. Visitation were from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

St. John, Walter    15 Jan 1924 - 22 Dec 2007    CCH-N 2 Jan 2008
[Note: Son of Frank Hiram & Ruth (Johns) St. John; married 2 Oct 1943 Eloise Frances Rathbun 29 Mar 1926 - 16 Nov 2002]
Walter St. John, age 83, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 22, 2007 in his home. He was born Jan. 15, 1924, the son of Frank and Ruth (Johns) St. John. On Oct. 2, 1943, he and Eloise Rathbun were united in marriage. Walter lived throughout his life in the Sparta and Bruner area. He loved his work on the farm and was able to continue that work until the time of his death. Walter was a long time member of the Sparta First Baptist Church. He is survived by his loving family: two daughters, Anita Jo Roberts, Ozark and Marilyn Milsap and husband Jerry, Bruner; nine grandchildren, Lisa Quessenberry and Steve, Myka Adams, Darin Roberts and Misha, Jill Coffer and Troy, Amy Sappington and Kent, Jery McCoy and Jeff, Jesse St. John, Keith Ball and Rebecca, and Clint Ball; fourteen great grandchildren, Kristin Gerard, Keli Terrell, Aly Fields, Auston Adams, Sophie and Mimi Roberts, Lance Patrick, Caleb and Olivia Sappington, Kendall McCoy, River and Paige Ball and Carson and Rowdy Ball; and a great-great granddaughter, Shelbi Jo Steele; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eloise in 2002; a son, Keith St. John; a granddaughter, Beth St. John; a son-in-law, Gordon Roberts; a sister, Geneva Workman; and his parents. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Dec. 27 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will follow in Sparta Cemetery. Visitation was 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Dec. 26 in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bruner Community Building Association in care of Adams Funeral Home or Legacy Bank and Trust.

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St. John, Walter 15 Jan 1924 - 22 Dec 2007 SN-L 24 Dec 2007 & SN-L 25 Dec 2007

[Note: Son of Frank & Ruth (Johns) St. John; married 2 Oct 1943 Eloise Frances Rathbun 29 Mar 1926 - 16 Nov 2002]

Walter St. John, age 83, of Sparta, passed away Saturday, December 22, 2007, in his home. He was born January 15, 1924, the son of Frank and Ruth (Johns) St. John. On October 2, 1943, he and Eloise Rathbun were united in marriage. Walter lived throughout his life in the Sparta and Bruner area. He loved his work on the farm and was able to continue that work until the time of his death. Walter was a long time member of the Sparta First Baptist Church. He is survived by his loving family, two daughters, Anita Jo Roberts, Ozark, and Marilyn Millsap and husband, Jerry Bruner; nine grandchildren, Lisa Quessenberry and Steve, Myka Adams, Darin Roberts and Misha, Jill Coffer and Troy, Amy Sappington and Kent, Jeri McCoy and Jeff, Jesse St. John, Keith Ball and Rebecca, and Clint Ball; 14 great-grandchildren, Kristin Gerard, Keli Terrell, Aly Fields, Auston Adams, Sophie and Mimi Roberts, Lance Patrick, Caleb and Olivia Sappington, Kendell McCoy, River and Paige Ball and Carson and Rowdy Ball; a great-great-granddaughter, Shelbi Jo Steele; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Eloise in 2002; a son, Keith St. John; a granddaughter, Beth St. John; a son-in-law, Gordon Roberts; a sister, Geneva Workman; and his parents. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 27, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will follow in Sparta Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. on Wednesday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bruner Community Building Association in care of Adams Funeral Home or Legacy Bank and Trust.

 

St. John, William J. 26 May 1840 - 19 Sep 1910 CCR 29 Sep 1910

[Note: Son of William & Mary (Frazier) St. John; born New York; married 3 May 1885 CCM Tryphena E. Hepler 1 Aug 1852 - 13 Jul 1936 m/1 Curry]

William St. John of Chadwick dropped dead at his home, last week while reading a newspaper. Mr. St. John came to Chadwick in 1883, was a good citizen and like by all who knew him.

 

St. John, Zack M. 17 Mar 1902 - 21 Aug 2000  CCH-N 30 Aug 2000

[Note: Son of James Craid & Ada (Beamon) St. John; married 26 Nov 1924 Blanche Jones; married Lorene Johns 22 Mar 1913 - 28 Jan 2005  m/1 Johnson]

Zack M. St. John, age 98, of Sparta, passed away Monday, August 21, 2000 in his home after being homebound for several years. He was born March 17, 1902 in Christian County, the son of J.C. and Ada Beamon St. John. Mr. St. John was a school teacher in Rogersville for one year. He owned and operated a grocery store in Sparta for many years. He also traveled as a salesman for W.M. Arwood, and farmed for a number of years. He was a member of the Sparta Masonic Lodge #296 for over 50 years. He was a member of the Sparta Baptist Church. Survivors include: his wife, Lorene; a daughter, Joan Moore and her husband Charles, Buffalo; a granddaughter, Michele Wood and her husband Bob, Coppell, Texas; a step-daughter-in-law, Erva Lou Johnson, Sparta; two sisters-in-law, Faye Short and Lourea Johns, both of Ozark; two nieces, Lou Ann Stark and Ellen Kay Henry; a special cousin, Jim Beamon and his wife, Jackie, Mountain Home, Arkansas; a cousin Rowland Beamon, St. Joseph; and a special friend and caretaker, Lola Wentzel and her husband Joe, Ava. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Jamie and Clyde St. John, and a stepson, Bob Johnson. Funeral services were Friday, August 25, 2000, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Gary Robertson and Rev. Ken Lupton officiating. A masonic ser-

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Stabley  Annabel "Ann" (Shelton) Stevens, 17 Jun 1919 - 22 May 2010,  SN-L 26 May 2010

[Note: Daughter of Clarence & Jessie (Waggoner) Shelton; married E. J. “Steve” Stevens - possibly 1 Oct 1902 - Jan 1994 Conway AR; married John F. Stabley 25 Aug 1923 - 3 Aug 2006]

Annabel "Ann" Shelton Stevens Stabley, age 90, passed away on May 22, 2010, in Covington, Tenn. She was born June 17, 1919, the daughter of Clarence and Jessie (Waggoner) Shelton, in Ozark, Mo. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Donald Shelton; her husband of 58 years, E. J. (Steve) Stevens, and her second husband, John Stabley. She is survived by a sister, Dorothy McCurdy (Bill), Springfield; a step-daughter, Carol Noe, Millington, Tenn.; two nieces and a nephew. Services and burial were in Millington, Tenn.

 

Stacey, Anna Lee (Bishop) 14 Apr 1928 - 17 May 2009  SN-L 19 May 2009

[Note: married 1947 John D. Stacey 26 Jun 1925 - 16 May 2009 ]

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Stacey, John D. 26 Jun 1925 - 16 May 2009 SN-L 19 May 2009

[Note: married 1947 Anna Lee Bishop 14 Apr 1928 - 17 May 2009  ]

John D. Stacey and Anna Lee Stacey were called home by our heavenly father this past weekend. John was 84 years-old and Anna Lee 81 years-old. They were proud Americans, proud Springfieldians, and loving parents to their two daughters Helen and Jennifer. Their marriage of 61 years is a true American story. John was born in Bois D'arc and Anna Lee Bishop born in Nixa. John Stacey was a self-made man, who served his country in the Coast Guard and came back to his roots to build a life for himself and Anna Lee in Springfield. They lived their lives in the Ozarks and loved their homes and their families. Through hard work, dedication, and an iron will, John lived the American Dream. He was a successful business man in Springfield who influenced many of the biggest names we see here in Springfield on our sport's complexes and student centers. Anna Lee gave her life to John and her two girls Helen and Jennifer, also of Springfield. John died suddenly in Cox Medical Center South on Saturday June 16, 2009. Anna Lee died suddenly in their home only hours after John had passed. They lived their lives together and left this life together. John was a Shriner and belonged to the Elk's lodge here in Springfield. John and Anna Lee attended Christ Church Unity. They are survived by their two daughters and their spouses, Helen and Rick Brown and Jennifer and Charles Gray, as well as, 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. John and Anna Lee's lives touched many in Springfield and they will be sadly missed. They have left us, but they have left us with proud memories and loving families who together will survive. The family would like to thank the gracious staff at Cox Medical South, friend of the family and physician Dr. Norman Knowlton, and Springfield Police and Fire and Rescue for assisting them in this time of need. A visitation is scheduled for 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday May 19 and services will be held in Greenlawn South on Wednesday, May 20th, 2009 at 10 a.m. They will be buried in Hazelwood Cemetery immediately following the services.

 

Stacey, Arnold 1 Jul 1909 - 10 Sep 1968     CCR 19 Sep 1968 p8

[Note: Son of ? & Lula (  ) Stacey; married Mildred]

Arnold Stacey, 59, of Harrison, Ark., died Tuesday, Sept 10 at the Boone County Hospital in Harrison, He was a native of Jasper, Ark., and he and his family lived in Ozark for about eight years. An electronics technician, he was a member of the Jasper Methodist Church and the Jasper Masonic Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mildred Stacey of the home; his mother, Mrs. Lula Stacey, and two sisters, Mrs. Elam Atchley and Mrs. Sam Brasel, all of Harrison. Funeral services were Thursday, Sept. 12, at 2 p.m. at Christeson Funeral Home at Harrison, with burial in Maplewood Cemetery.

 

Spivey, Ward W. 17 Jul 1905 - 28 Oct 1972  CCR 2 Nov 1972 p8

[Note: Son of Charles Stanton & Maybelle (Waggoner) Spivey; married Jesse M. 12 Mar 1907 - 19 Jun 1969; spelling from tombstone and family records differs from obit]

Ward W. Spivy, 67, of Springfield, died at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Cox Medical Center after a short illness. Mr. Spivy, formerly of Bolivar, was retired after many years with Empire District Electric Company. He was a member of First Christian Church of Ozark and the Masonic Lodge of Pierce City. Surviving are two sons, Gene Spivy, Monett and James Spivy, Tulsa; a daughter, Mrs. Richard Harralson, Fair Grove, a brother, Joe Spivy, Springfield and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the First Christian Church of Ozark. The Rev. Conrad Kitchell officiated. Burial was in Weaver Cemetery, under direction of Adams of Ozark.

 

Spivy, Irene (Grier) 23 Feb 1911 - 9 Mar 1991 NN-E 14 Mar 1991

[Note: married 6 Oct 1940 Willard E. Spivy]

Irene Grier Spivy, 80, Rogersville, died at 6:20 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 1991, in Ozark Nursing and Care Center, following a short illness. She was born Feb. 23, 1911, in Rogersville and was a lifelong resident of Rogersville. She married Willard Spivy Oct. 6, 1940. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church for 68 years. She is survived by her husband, Willard E. Spivy; a daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Kerwin Russell, Ozark; three grandchildren, Terri Samps, Edmond, Okla., Vicki Russell, Little Rock, Ark., and Brian Russell, Columbia; several nephews; and a host of friends. Services were Monday in Preston-Marsh Funeral Chapel, Rogersville, with the Rev. Don Washam officiating. Burial was in Mount Olive Cemetery.

 

Spivy, Joe Glen 27 Jun 1914 - 12 Jun 1991  NN-E 20 Jun 1991

[Note: Son of Charles Stanton & Maybelle (Waggoner) Spivy; married 1938 Betty E. Johnson 5 Mar 1920 - May 1989; most family marriage, tombstone, census, etc. records spell surname Spivey]

Joe Glen Spivy, 76, Springfield, died suddenly at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, 1991, in Fort Leonard Wood Community Hospital, following an apparent heart attack. He was born in Ozark June 27, 1914, the son of Stant and Maybelle Waggoner Spivy. He married Betty Johnson in 1938 in Forsyth. She preceded him in death in 1989. He was a World War II Navy veteran, a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, a 31-year employee of City Utilities Service Department, a member of United Masonic Lodge No. 5, Scottish Rite, Abou Ben Adhem Temple, Zabud Council No. 25, Springfield Chapter No. 15 RAM, St. John's Commandery No. 20 and Boulevard Baptist Church. He is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Glenda Jo and Bill Francis, Carl Junction, and Peggy Lea and Lynn Morse, Crocker; two grandsons, Brent Stanton Wilkinson and Billy Frank Francis; and two granddaughters, Sheri Lynn Francis and Kembra Lea Wilkinson. The funeral was Saturday in Ayre-Goodwin-Lee Funeral Home at Rivermonte with the Rev. Ken Mathes officiating. Masonic services followed. Burial was in White Chapel Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Crippled Children's Hospital.

 

Spivy, Sarah Josephine “Josie” 27 Mar 1886 - Aug 1975 OH 26 Sep 1975 p11

[Note: married Pleasant W. Spivy]

ROGERSVILLE - Services for Mrs. Sarah Josephine Spivy, 89, Route 3, Rogersville, were at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Marsh Chapel here. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery in Springfield. Mrs. Spivy died at 5:45 a.m. Sunday at her home after a long illness. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church north of Rogersville. Surviving are her husband, P. W.; three sons, Thelma Andrew of Bakersfield, Calif. and Willard Everett and Clifford William, both of Route 3, Rogersville; one daughter, Mrs. Rachel Lois Straw, Route 2, Rogersville; seven grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

 

Spivy, Willard Everett 5 Dec 1917 - 27 Apr 2003  CCH-N 7 May 2003

[Note: Son of Pleasant & Sarah Josephine “Josie” (  ) Spivy; married 6 Oct 1940 Irene E. Grier 23 Feb 1911 9 Mar 1991; married 7 Mar 1992 Maxine (Marshall) Procter]

Willard Everett Spivy, 85, Rogersville, died at 5:45 a.m. April 27, 2003, in James River Care Center, Springfield. He was born on Dec. 5, 1917, in Montpelier, Ohio, to Pleasant and Josie Spivy. Spivy was a graduate of Strafford High School class of 1934, member of the Fordland First Baptist Church, past Deacon at Rogersville First Baptist and Sunday school teacher and song leader at Shiloh Baptist Church. He was also past president of Rogersville Area Senior Center and was a Rogersville MFA Board member for 20 years. He was a retired dairy and cattle farmer. Spivy was married to Irene E. Grier on Oct. 6, 1940, and she preceded him in death on March 9, 1991. He was married to Maxine Marshall Procter on March 7, 1992, and she survives of the home. Also surviving is his daughter, Carolyn Sue Russell and husband Kerwin of Rogersville; two brothers, Thomas Spivy of Bakersfield, Calif., and Clifford Spivy and wife June, Rogersville; sister Rachel Straw and husband Gilbert, Rogersville; three grandchildren, Terri Stamps and husband Greg, Springfield, Vicki Russell, Amarillo, Texas, and Brian Russell and wife Sue, Las Vegas, Nev.; four great-grandchildren, Rebecca and Ryan Stamps and Brianna and Madison Russell; stepchildren, grandchildren and great-grandchildren Harold and Alberta Procter and children Rae Etta and Steve Cook and Courtney, Elizabeth and Stephanie Horton. Clarence and Connie Procter and children Terry and Charlene Procter and Brian Shawn and Kristin, Allen and Susan Procter and children Adam and Sonya, Earl and Lois Porter and children Mark and Charlie Porter, Michelle Porter, Randy and Ranee Young and Najeo, Darrion and Creek, George Procter and friend Marilyn Vandover and children Dennis and Nancy Procter and Tristen and Jacob, Ginger Procter and Brandi and Lacie, Angela Procter and Mikayla, Kerihana and Ashten, Keith and Cathy Procter and children Shane and Lori Procter, Dustin and Rose Procter; and several nieces and nephews. Services were at 10 a.m. April 30 at the Preston Marsh Funeral Home, Rogersville, with burial in the Mt. Olive Cemetery, Fordland. Memorials may be made to the Rogersville Area Senior Center or the Fair Haven Children’s Home, Strafford.

 

Spoon, R. Winfred 1 Dec 1928 - 28 Jun 2006 SN-L 30 Jun 2006

[Note: Son of Ralph & Esther (Israel) Spoon; married 13 Mar 1947 Guinevere Combs]

R. Winfred Spoon 77, Billings, passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2006, in his home. He was born December 1, 1928, in Bois D'Arc, Mo., to Ralph and Esther (Israel) Spoon. Winfred grew up in Bois D'Arc, where he was outstanding in sports and graduated in 1946. He was united in marriage to Guinevere Combs March 13, 1947. They have made their home in the Billings area for 46 years. He was a member of the Billings United Methodist Church. As a teenager, he began working at the MFA milk plant. He worked several years at Foremost Dairy and later retired from Hiland Dairy. He was a member of the Teamster Local #245. His parents and a sister, Melva Landers, preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Guinevere "Gwen", of the home; a son, Randie Winfred Spoon, Billings; two brothers, Jerry Spoon, Willard, and Eddie Spoon, Bois D'Arc; a sister, Patricia A. Huhn, Bois D'Arc; four grandchildren, Randie II, Phillip, Melanie, and Steven; four great-grand- children, Lindsey, Andrew, Brandon, and Zoey; other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 1, 2006, in Meadors Funeral Home, Billings, with Pastor Derick Harmon officiating. Burial will follow in Clear Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be 6to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family would like to send a special thanks to Dr. Mark Bower and Dr. Peter Trinca for the kindness shown to Winfred during his illness.

 

Spor, Bernard Henry "Ben" 5 Dec 1905 - 10 Sep 1981 OH 17 Sep 1981p11

[Note: Son of  George & Marie Anna (Auffart) Spor]

Rosary services for Bernard Henry "Ben" Spor, 74, Billings, were Sept. 9 in Meadors Chapel in Billings with the Rev. John J. Rynich officiating. Funeral Mass was Sept. 10 in Meadors Chapel. Burial was in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Mr. Spor died in his home Sept. 7 of natural causes. He was a lifelong Billings resident and a retired farmer. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

 

Sporleder, Justin Richard 18 Dec 1979 - 1 Oct 2004 SN-L 3 Oct 2004

[Note: Son of Richard & Margaret (Liebsack) Sporleder; married Cathy Hansen]

Justin Richard Sporleder, age 24, of Nixa, died suddenly in his home Friday, Oct. 1, 2004. He was born Dec. 18, 1979, in Norfolk, Neb. He attended Nixa High School and was active in sports. Justin was looking forward to becoming a special education teacher following graduation from SMSU. He and his family were faithful members of Campbell United Methodist Church in Springfield. Justin was a loving husband to Cathy and wonderful father to his children. Survivors include his wife, Cathy (Hansen) Sporleder; two children, five-year-old daughter Adeline Rae, and four-week-old son Gage Thomas; his parents, Richard and Margaret (Liebsack) Sporleder, Nixa; two sisters, Susan Sporleder, Bell Port Long Island, N.Y., and Amanda DeRosa and her husband Frank, Largo, Fla.; four nephews, Chance and Dilan, and Bleys and Barak; Cathy's parents, Tammy and Max Campos, Nixa, and Brian and Cindy Hansen, Grimes, Iowa; Cathy's grandmothers, Jean Sharp, Nixa, and Alberta Hansen, Des Moines, Iowa; other relatives; and many friends. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, in Campbell United Methodist Church, Springfield, with Pastor Bruce Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Hazelwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Memorial contributions may be made for the future benefit of Justin's two children.

 

Sportsman, Clint 1912 - 2 Jun 1969 CCR 5 Jun 1969 p1

Order Autopsy In Man’s Death

Clint Sportsman, 56, who lived near Walnut Shade, was found dead Monday behind the trailer of Junior Haworth near Windy City. Mr. Haworth told Sheriff Buff Lamb that he found the body about 5:15 a.m. The sheriff said the body bore a black eye and a number of cuts and bruises. The distance between where Mr. Sportsman lived and where the body was found is considerable. At the request of the family and in his dual capacity of acting coroner, Sheriff Lamb had Dr. G. I. Podrecca of Springfield perform an autopsy. Sheriff Lamb’s investigation is awaiting the autopsy report as to the cause of death. Surviving Mr. Sportsman are a brother, Vollie, Walnut Shade; and three sisters, Mrs. Ruth Baker, Galena; Mrs. Muriel Nease, Reeds Spring and Mrs. Hattie Bilyeu, Sacramento, Calif. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Harris Funeral Home, Ozark, with burial in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

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Sportsman, Clint 1912 - 2 Jun 1969  CCR 12 Jun 1969 p1

Sportsman Death ‘Natural Causes’

The death of Clint Sportsman, 56, who lived near Walnut Shade, was due to natural causes. Coroner Dean Harris said this was the finding of Dr. G. I. Podrecca of Springfield who performed an autopsy. The body of Mt. Sportsman was found June 2 lying on the ground behind the trailer of Junior Haworth near Windy City.

 

Sportsman, Kenneth Mack 22 May 1950 - 23 Apr 1977 OH 28 Apr 1977 p12

[Note: married Carolyn; SSDI spells name Kennith]

OZARK - Services for Kenneth Mack Sportsman, 26, Route 1, Highlandville, were at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Harris Chapel, Ozark with the Rev. Earl Blansit officiating. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Mr. Sportsman died early Saturday in an automobile accident when a pickup truck he was driving collided head-on with a truck driven by Richard Lee “Rick” Morisset, 20, who also died in the accident.

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Sportsman, Kenneth Mack 22 May 1950 - 23 Apr 1977   OH 5 May 1977 p14

We personally want to thank everyone for the cards, food, flowers, Visits, phone calls and all acts of kindness show us during the loss of our loved one. Carolyn Sportsman.  Mike and Brian, Vollie Sportsman family

 

Sportsman, Sherman 24 Nov 1946 - 19 Jun 1983 OH 22 Jun 1983 p8

[Note: Son of ? & Luella (Craig) Sportsman; married Jean]

Services for Sherman Sportsman, 37, Highlandville, were held June 22 at Oak Ridge Full Gospel Church with the Revs. Hosea Bilyeu and Gary Robertson officiating. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark. Mr. Sportsman died June 19 at St. John’s Regional Health Center in Springfield after a short illness. Mr. Sportsman lived in the Walnut Shade area most of his life. He was a two-year veteran of the Vietnam War and a construction worker. Survivors include his wife, Jean; one son, Bradley, Ozark; his mother, Mrs. Luella Sportsman, Walnut Shade; one brother, Linual, Willard; and four sisters, Mrs. Lelia Ann Clarkson, Liberty, Mrs. Mary Towe, Nappa, Calif., Mrs. Ina Faye Melton, Billings and Mrs. Alice Winkler, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

 

Sportsman, Volle d 1979 OH 22 Nov 1979 p B7

[Note: no SSDI found]

We would like to thank everyone for the food, flowers & prayers in the loss of our loved one,  The Volle Sportsman Family.

 

Sportsman, William G. 1 Aug 1888 - 26 Dec 1968    CCR 2 Jan 1969 p1

[Note: Son of Abraham & Mary (  ) Sportsman; married Grace Davis 25 Sep 1891 - 29 Nov 1958]

Funeral services for William G. Sportsman, 80, a longtime resident of the Walnut Shade community near Ozark, were at 2 p.m. Sunday in Spokane Baptist Church. Burial was in Spokane Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark. Mr. Sportsman died at 9:15 p.m. Thursday in Skaggs Hospital, Branson after a short illness. Surviving are two sons, Clint and Vollie, both of Walnut Shade; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Baker, Galena, Mrs. Muriel Mease, Reeds Spring, Mrs. Hattie Bilyeu, Sacramento, Calif; 27 grandchildren, including Tim Sportsman, Ozark, who was reared in the home; and 18 great grandchildren. Other survivors include a brother, Tom., Bakersfield, Calif.; and six sisters, Mrs. Sadie Barnhart, Reeds Spring, Mrs. Cass Glover, Walnut Shade, Mrs. Ann Meadows, Bakersfield, Mrs. Emma Oswalt, North Bend, Ore., Mrs. Dora Bilyeu, Chadwick, and Mintia, last name and address unknown.

 

Spradlin, Achaze E. (?) Huff 1866 - 3 Jul 1948 CCR 8 Jul 1948

Mrs. Achaza E. Spradlin, 82, who had been bedfast for the past two years at the home of her son, H.D. Huff of near Keltner, Mo., passed away Saturday, July 3. Mrs. Spradlin was a former resident of Alton, Ill., and the body was shipped there for services. She was a member of the Baptist church in that city. The son, H.D. Huff, accompanied the body to Alton. Other survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Ophella Ray and Mrs. Sybil S. Johnson, both of Alton, and four grandchildren of Keltner.

 

Spradlin, Lettie Lee  (Prince) 20 Apr 1913 - 25 Nov 2004 SN-L 28 Nov 2004

[Note: Daughter of Nelson & Eliza Jane ( ) Prince; married John E. Spradlin]

Lettie Lee Spradlin, 91, Billings, passed away at 12:04 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, 2004, at Cox South Hospital, Springfield. She was born April 20, 1913, in Lawrence County, Ky., to Nelson and Eliza Jane Prince. Mrs. Spradlin was a beloved mother and a faithful Christian. She was a member of the Judson Baptist Church in San Bernadino, Calif. She lived in San Bernadino, Calif., for 60 years before living in the Billings area a total of two years. She was currently living with her son and daughter-in-law. She was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Spradlin; her parents; a great-granddaughter; and nine siblings. She is survived by her son, John Spradlin and wife Carolyn, Billings, Mo.; two daughters, Barbara Bullard, Milwaukie, Ore., and Betty Lotspeich, Grand Terrace, Calif.; a sister, Pat Janney, Wheelersburg, Ohio; eight grandchildren; five step grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 18 step great grandchildren; and one step great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004, at Bobbitt Memorial Chapel, San Bernadino, Calif. She will be laid to rest beside her husband in Mountain View Cemetery, San Bernadino.

 

Spradling, Arthur Wayne 9 Sep 1913 - 20 Apr 1994  NN-E 27 Apr 1994

[Note: Son of William O. & Lula Jane “Jannie” (Hilton) Spradling; married 11 Oct 1932 Violet Lea Cobb 25 Apr 1914 - 28 Oct 1996]

Arthur Wayne Spradling, 80, Chadwick, died Wednesday, April 20, 1994, at his home. He was born September 9, 1913, near Spokane, the son of William O. and Lula Jane Spradling. On October 11, 1932, he was united in marriage to Violet Lea Cobb. Mr. Spradling was a member of Chadwick Baptist Temple and a life-long resident of the Ozarks. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Alma Rivers, Eva Cornett and Buena Hartwick; and four brothers, Raymond, Charles, Osa, and Jesse. Survivors include his wife, Violet; a daughter, Norma Sisco, Chadwick; four sons, Arthur Lee Spradling, Ozark, Archie Dean Spradling, John W. Spradling, and Lyle W. Spradling, all of Springfield; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Buyers, San Mateo, Calif., and a brother, Ross Spradling, Springfield. Funeral services were Saturday, April 23, in Chadwick Baptist Temple under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. The Rev. Jerry Loveland officiated. Burial was in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery.

 

Spradling, Johnnie Kathryn (Dobson) 3 Apr 1913 - 13 Mar 1997 CCH-N 15 Mar 1997

[Note: Daughter of George M. & Ada (Arnold) Dobson; married 3 Apr 1931 Harold E. Spradling 9 Sep 1910 - 23 Feb 1993]

Johnnie Kathryn Spradling, 83, Ozark, died Thursday, March 13, 1997, in Manor Care Center, Springfield. Mrs. Spradling, a homemaker, was born April 3, 1913, in Peculiar, Missouri, the daughter of George M. and Ada (Arnold) Dobson. She was united in marriage April 3, 1931, in Peculiar, Missouri to Harold E. Spradling, who preceded her in death in 1993. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and a sister. She was a member of Ozark United Methodist Church, Ozark. Mrs. Spradling is survived by her three daughters, Mary Ann Levell, Springfield, Doris Marie Maloney and her husband Charles, Galena, Missouri; Carol Sue Cornwell and her husband, Lewis, Crestwood, Missouri; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held this morning at 11:00 a.m. at Ozark United Methodist Church, under the direction of Ayre-Goodwin-Lee, a Heritage Funeral Home at Rivermonte. Burial will follow in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Ozark United Methodist Church, PO. Box 422, Ozark, MO 65721.

 

Spradling, Lula Jane “Jannie” (Hilton) 3 Nov 1880 - 3 Sep 1974 OH 19 Sep 1974 p8

[Note: Daughter of William J. & Hannah Elizabeth “Polly” (Bilyeu) Hilton; married William O. Spradling 23 Apr 1874 - 8 Jun 1955]

OZARK - Mrs. Lula Jane Spradling, 93, died at 8:45 p.m. Friday in Cox Medical Center, Springfield, after a long illness. A resident of the Oakwood community southwest of Chadwick most of her life, she was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Mary Byers, San Mateo, Calif,; five sons, Jess, Ross and Raymond, all of Springfield, Wayne of Chadwick and Charles of Fresno, Calif.; three brothers, Ben Hilton of Spokane, Ellis Hilton of the state of California and Joe Hilton, Batesville, Tex; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Kerr of the state of California and Mrs. Cora Hammonds, Everett, Wash., 29 grandchildren, 55 great grandchildren and 10 great, great grandchildren. Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Harris Chapel with the Rev. Charlie Shipman officiating. Burial was in Spokane Cemetery.

 

Spradling, Sadie Evelyn (Gullett) 14 Aug 1922 - 11 Mar 2005 SN-L 13 Mar 2005

[Note: Daughter of Daniel F. & Nettie (Dipley) Gullett; married Ross Spradling 6 Mar 1915 - 22 Feb 2001]

Mrs. Sadie E. (Gullett) Spradling, 82, Springfield, passed away on March 11, 2005, in the Ozark Nursing and Care Center, Ozark. She was born on Aug. 14, 1922, in Chadwick, Mo., and was a Baptist, a homemaker, and loved to sew. She married Ross Spradling on Aug. 31, 1941, in Chadwick, Mo. They were married for 59 years before his passing in 2001. She is survived by her four children, Saundra France, Randy Spradling, Roger Spradling, and Reggie Spradling; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a sister, Ada Bilyeu; and a brother, George Gullett. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2005, in Greenlawn Funeral Home South, with Rev. L.D. Fletcher officiating. Burial will follow in Chadwick Cemetery, Chadwick, Mo. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, in the funeral home.

 

Spradling, Violet Lea (Cobb) 25 Apr 1914 - 28 Oct 1996 CCH-N 6 Nov 1996

[Note: Daughter of  Thomas “Tom” & Charlotte “Lottie” (Dwyer)  Cobb; married 11 Oct 1932 Arthur Wayne Spradling 9 Sep 1913 - 20 Apr 1994]

Violet Lea Spradling, 82, Chadwick, died Monday, October 28, 1996, at her home. She was born April 25, 1914, in Christian County, and was the daughter of Tom and Lottie Cobb. On October 11, 1932, she was united in marriage to Arthur Wayne Spradling, who preceded her in death April 20, 1994. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by; her parents, and brothers, George, Newt, Truman, and Elzy "Bud" Cobb. Survivors include: a daughter, Norma Sisco, Chadwick; sons, Arthur Lee Spradling, Ozark, Archie Dean Spradling, John W. Spradling, and Lyle W. Spradling, all of Springfield; fifteen grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a brother, John Cobb, Springfield; sisters, Grace Bilyeu, Chadwick, Lucille Walker, Strafford, Vivian Fletcher, Ozark, Mary Ingenthorn, Forsyth, and Pearl Hampton, Angles, WA. Funeral services were held Thursday October 31, 1996, in Chadwick Baptist Temple with Rev. Jerry Loveland officiating under the direction of Adams Funeral Home. Burial was in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery.

 

Sprague, Alvanee (Harding) 30 May 1917 - 28 Mar 2006 SN-L 29 Mar 2006

[Note: Daughter of Rev. Roscoe C. & Gertie A. (Tennis) Harding; married Arthur Sprague, Jr. 22 Oct 1917 - 1 Oct 1976 ]

Alvanee Sprague, age 88, of Nixa, passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2006. She had been a resident of The Cambridge for the past three years, where she had many good friends. Alvanee was born May 30, 1917, in Nixa, the daughter of Rev. Roscoe and Gertie Harding. She was united in marriage to Arthur Sprague Jr., who preceded her in death, as well as a sister, Annabelle, and her parents. Survivors include: two children, Carol Thornburg and husband Dink, Ozark, and Dwight Sprague and wife, Linda, Branson; four grandchildren; and nine great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 30, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Pastor Tommy Bilyeu officiating. Burial will follow in Delaware Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.

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Sprague, Alvanee (Harding) 30 May 1917 - 28 Mar 2006 CCH-N 12 Apr 2006

            Alvanee Sprague, age 88, of Nixa, passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2006. She had been a resident of The Cambridge for the past three years, where she had many good friends. Alvanee was born May 30, 1917, in Nixa, the daughter of Rev. Roscoe and Gertie Harding. She was united in marriage to Arthur Sprague Jr., who preceded her in death, as well as a sister, Annabelle, and her parents. Alvanee was a member of Riverdale Baptist Church. She loved her family and being a homemaker, and enjoyed fishing whenever possible. Survivors include: two children, Carol Thornburg and husband Dink, Ozark, and Dwight Sprague and wife, Linda, Branson; four granddaughters, Julie Mawiney and husband Jeff, Lisa Flood and husband, Dr. Cami Porter and her husband Dr. Jock Porter, and Angie Smith and husband Larry; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were 10 a.m. Thursday, March 30, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Pastor Tommy Bilyeu officiating. Burial followed in Delaware Cemetery. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. March 29 in the funeral home. 

 

 

Sprague, Arthur, Jr. 22 Oct 1917 - 1 Oct 1976 OH 7 Oct 1976 p4

[Note: Son of Arthur & Grace C. (  ) Sprague; married Alvanee Harding 30 May 1917 - 28 Mar 2006]

NIXA - A longtime resident of Nixa, Arthur Sprague, Jr., 58, died at 5:12 a.m. today in St. John’s Hospital in Springfield after a four-week illness. Sprague had operated the M and W Chevrolet Agency in Nixa for 25 years. He was a member of the Riverdale Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Alvanee; one son, Dwight, of Branson; one daughter, Mrs. Carol Thornburg, Nixa; two brothers, Glenn of Pasadena, Calif. and Guy of Branson; two sisters, Mrs. Virginia Birdseye, Long Beach, Calif.; and Mrs. Lois Wing, Eureka, Calif.; four grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Arrangements are under direction of Harris of Nixa.

 

Spranger, Tuesday Mae 17 Sep 1991 - 17 Sep 1991  NN-E 26 Sep 1991

[Note: Daughter of Bruce & Charlene (  ) Spranger]

Tuesday Mae Spranger, infant daughter of Bruce and Charlene Spranger, Ozark, was stillborn Sept. 17, 1991. Survivors include her parents; paternal grandparents, Herman and Irene Spranger; maternal grandmother, Charlotte Kutta, Chicago, Ill.; three brothers, Jeffrey, Raun and Timothy; and two sisters, Brianne and Katelyn, all of the home. Graveside funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 21, at Richwood Cemetery, Ozark, with the Rev. John Graham officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Word of Faith Fellowship Church.

 

Springer, James L. 13 Jun 1925 - 1 Dec 1966    CCR 8 Dec 1966 p1

[Note: Son of Ralph & Opal (Wright) Springer; married  Maud Eva Robinson]

Funeral services for James L. Springer, 41, Nixa, who apparently committed suicide by attaching a length of hose to his truck exhaust and extending it through a window Thursday, Dec. 1, were at 2 p.m. Sunday in Hurley High School auditorium with the Rev. Lloyd Wilson officiating. Burial was in Wise Hill Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark. Christian County Coroner Dean Harris said the death of the World War II was the result of carbon monoxide poisoning. He was found about 3:20 p.m. He apparently became despondent because he was losing the use of his legs because of war injuries, said officials. Survivors include his wife, Maud Eva, of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Patricia Beasley of Oak Grove, Ark.; one son, Jimmy, of the home; three brothers, Joe of Redwood City, Calif. and Jerry and Rex of Rt. 2, Crane; and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Springer, Rt. 2, Crane.

 

Springer, Lemuel Allen 1871 - 11 Jan 1943  CCR 21 Jan 1943 p8

[Note: Son of James Dobbins & Nancy E. (Morris) Springer; married 1900 Mary Lillian Thompson 12 Nov 1875 -  13 Dec 1957]

Funeral services for Lemuel Allen Springer, 71, who died Jan. 11 at his home in Hurley, were held last Thursday in the Hurley high school, conducted by Rev. Frank Eaton, with burial in Short cemetery under direction of the Maples Funeral Home of Clever. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Lillian Springer, and seven children.

 

Spurgeon, Loretta (Estep) 25 Feb 1933 - Apr 1973 OH 26 Apr 1973 p9

[Note: Daughter of Lloyd James & Velma A. (Smith) & Estep; married Flint Spurgeon]

Mountain Grove - Funeral services for Mrs. Loretta Spurgeon, 40, of Mtn. Grove, were held last Friday at the Stapp Chapel here with the Rev. Lynn Wood Officiating. Burial was in the Fowler Cemetery near Mountain Grove. She is survived by her husband, Flint; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Estep of Ozark; three brothers, Gerald and Bob Estep, both of Ozark and Lyman Estep of Richland; two sisters, Mrs. Jeannette Haskins of Portland, Ore. and Mrs. Anita Allen, Republic; two stepsons, Burt Spurgeon, Mtn. Grove and the Rev. Russell Spurgeon, Bridgeton; her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Olive Fletcher, Sacramento, Calif.; six grandchildren and one great-grandson

 

Spurlock, Ada (Frazier) 17 Apr 1890 - 21 Jul 1931 CCR 23 Jul 1931 p1

[Note: Daughter of Samuel Grant & Beuna Vista (Thomas) Frazier; married James "Arch" Spurlock; mother of Glenn Spurlock 23 Dec 1915 - Oct 1969, Quentin Spurlock 10 Aug 1918 - 28 Aug 2006, Bill Spurlock, and Anna Mae (Spurlock) Goodman]

Funeral services for Ada Spurlock, 41, who died at her home near Jamesville Tuesday morning, July 21, were held at the Frazier chapel Wednesday, July 22, at 1 pm, under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband, Arch Spurlock and three boys and one girl; her mother, Mrs. Vesta Frazier of Clever, two brothers, Ed Frazier of Clever and Lonnie Frazier of Springfield; two sisters, Elsie Geren of Walnut Shade and Cynthia Young of Clever.

Spurlock, Cheryl Denise (Fletcher) 24 Mar 1956 - 27 Jun 2009 Preston-MarshFH

Cheryl Denise Spurlock 53 of Nixa, Mo. passed away Saturday June 27, 2009 at her home. Denise was born on March 24, 1956 in Monroe, Louisiana to Arnold C. Fletcher and Betty "Ingram" Fletcher. She was united in marriage to William "Bill" Spurlock on September 6, 1977 and he survives of the home. Denise was manager of Bills Quick Mart in Rogersville for 25 years and everybody new her as MOM. Denise and her husband Bill were active members of the Springfield Rod and Gun Club. Denise was preceded in death by her father Arnold and a brother James Fletcher. Surviving is her mother Betty Saddler and husband Bob of Calhoun, LA. husband Bill of Nixa, son James Spurlock of Nixa and Daughter Linda Collins and husband Dustin of Rogersville. Brother A.C. Fletcher Jr. and wife Penny of Calhoun, LA half brothers Brad Strickland and Lance Fletcher of Louisiana. Four half sisters Toni Collins of Louisiana, Linda Tucker of Texas, Sheila Morris of Louisiana and LaJean Clampit of Louisiana, Three grandchildren Erin Collins, Brook Spurlock and Hunter Spurlock, aunts Cathy Tripp and Barbara Ingram, several cousins, nieces and nephews.

 

Spurlock, Denise 1956 - 27 Jun 2009 SN-L 28 Jun 2009

Denise Spurlock, 52, of Nixa, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2009, in her home. Graveside services will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, 2009, in White Oak Cemetery, Rogersville. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, in Preston-Marsh Funeral Home, Rogersville.

 

Spurlock, Glenn 23 Dec 1915 - Oct 1969 gwobit SSDI - Crane, MO

[Note: Son of James “Arch” & Ada (Frazier) Spurlock; married Faye]

Glenn Spurlock, 53, of Rt. 2 Crane, died at 4:40 a.m. Monday, October 13 in the State Sanatorium at Mt. Vernon.  He is survived by his wife, Faye, two sons, Paul of Rt. 2 Springfield, and Clinton of Buena Park, California; two brothers, Quinten of Buffalo and Bill, Mt. Vernon; one sister, Anna Mae Goodman, Marionville; and four grandchildren.  Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 16, in the Jamesville Baptist Church near here, with Pastor Leroy Maples and former Pastor Max Edmondson officiating.  Burial was in the Frazier Chapel Cemetery east of Clever under the direction of Cantrell of Clever.

Note: this clipping from the collection of Audrey (King) Maples has a handwritten date of October 13, 1969 in the margin. Contributed by Rada Beth (Hayden) Maples.

 

Spurlock, Lillie 1877 - 12 Sep 1967    CCR 14 Sep 1967 p1

Mrs. Lillie Spurlock, 90. Rogersville, died at 5:50 p.m. Tuesday a few hours after being admitted to Burge-Protestant Hospital. She had lived in Rogersville area for 25 years, and was a member of Assembly of God Church. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mary O. Rutherford, Rogersville and Mrs. Lillie Trubaugh, Cudahy, Calif.; three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are by Kelley-Ferrell-Marsh.

 

Spencer, Lou 24 Mar 1883 - 28 Apr 1967 CCR 4 May 1967 p1

[Note: married first Bertie Swearengin  16 Nov 1887 - 29 Jul 1913; married Mattie Bessie Thompson 5 May 1888 - 3 Apr 1950 ]

Funeral services for Lou Spencer, 84, Seymour, who died at 11:30 a.m. Friday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, where he had been a patient for one week, were at 2 p.m. Monday in Union Chapel Church, with burial in the church cemetery under direction of Bergman-Miller. Mr. Spencer, a retired farmer, is survived by one son, Ted, Springfield; one step-daughter, Mrs. Georgia Moxley, Springfield

 

Spencer, Mattie/Bessie (Thompson) 5 May 1888 - 3 Apr 1950  CCR 6 Apr 1950

[Note: married Lou Spencer 24 Mar 1883 - 28 Apr 1967; tombstone was read as Bessie]

Mrs. Mattie Spencer, 61, died Monday afternoon at her home at Bruner. She is survived by her husband, Lou Spencer; a daughter, Mrs. Georgia Moxley of Fordland; a son, Jesse Ward of Des Moines, Iowa; a stepson, Ted Spencer of Aurora Illinois; two sisters, Mrs. E.J. Lemming of Rogersville, Missouri, and Mrs. Ethel Marie Tutus of Lyons, Kansas, and a brother, Jim Thompson of Seymour.

 

Spencer, Ray d 27 Mar 1937 CCR 15 Apr 1937 p1

[Note: married Minnie Adams]

Word comes to the Republican from Ontario, Calif., that Mr. Ray Spencer of Ventura, Calif., passed away on March 27, the victim of pneumonia. The letter states that Mr. Spencer was the husband of the former Minnie Adams who lived in Ozark. Mrs. Spencer now lives in Ontario. The letter states that Miss Adams lived in Ozark about 15 years ago and will be remembered by those who lived here at that time.

 

Spencer, Velda Alice (Dale) 6 Dec 1919 - 8 Oct 1993 OH 13 Oct 1993

[Note: Daughter of Everett & Ann (  ) Dale; married Ervin L. Spencer]

Velda Alice Spencer, 73, Chestnutridge, died Friday, Oct. 8, 1993 at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. She was born Dec. 6, 1919 in Davis City, Iowa, the daughter of Everett and Ann Dale. She was a computer operator for the Civil Service Department before retirement. She and her husband moved to the Chestnutridge area about six years ago. Preceding her in death were her parents, Everett and Ann Dale, a brother, Arthur Delos Dale, and a sister, Florence Irene Mericle, and an infant daughter, Joyce. Survivors include her husband, Erven L. Spencer, a son, Arthur Spencer, and his wife Jeanie, Mt. Pleasant, Texas, a daughter, Jettie A Ward, and her husband, Richard. Macon, Ga.; three brothers, Charles Dale and his wife Hallie, Flippin, Ark, Everett (Junior) Dale, and his wife Della Mae, Caldwell, Idaho, and Hugh Dale, Corydon, Iowa; two sisters, Glenda Hill and her husband, Maurice, Humeston, Iowa, and Alta McDaniel and her husband, Bennie, Davis City, Iowa; five grandchildren, Captain Marc Spencer, and wife, Donata, Fayetteville, N.C., Danny Spencer and his wife, Kimberly, Tyler, Texas, Andrew Spencer, Mt. Pleasant, Texas, Douglas L. Whaley and his wife, Shela, Centerville, Ga., Michel L. Ward, Macon, Ga.; three great-grandchildren, Loran Spencer, Tyler, Texas, Crystal N. Whaley and Madison R. Whaley, Centerville, Ga. Services were held Monday, Oct. 11, in Adams Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Robertson officiating. Burial was in Schupbach Cemetery.

 

Spenny, Perry C. 7 Sep 1901 - 17 Nov 1970  CCR 3 Dec 1970 p8

[Note: married Christine Giehl]

Perry C. Spenny, 69, of Haskell, Texas, Nov. 17. in Haskell Memorial Hospital, after an illness of several months. A native of Hannibal, Mo., he was a resident of Ozark before locating in Texas. He was a public welfare worker with the Texas Department of Welfare. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Haskell and a member of Haskell Masonic Lodge No. 682. He was also a member of Haskell Chapter No. 892 of Eastern Star. He was a graduate of the University of Missouri and did post graduate work at Texas A & M. Survivors include his wife, the former Christine Giehl of Ozark of the residence at 1205 Avenue K., Haskell, Texas; two daughters, Mrs. Ellis G. Dauerels of Dallas, Texas, and Mrs. Charles R. Saunders of Baton Rouge, La.; four grandchildren; two brothers, Henry W. Spenny of Joplin, Mo. and Oval H. Spenny of Vandalia, Mo. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathleen, who died in 1953. Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 29, at 10 a.m. in the United Methodist Church at Haskell. Burial was in Rising Star Cemetery, with Masonic graveside rites.

 

Sperling, Walter 1854 - 8 Dec 1929 CCR 12 Dec 1929

[Note: no MO DC found; no Find A Grave entry]

Walter Sperling aged 75 years, who had been engaged in the jewelry and optical business for half a century at Seneca, died Sunday, Dec. 8th. Br. Sperling was a member of several branches of the Masonic Order and funeral rites were held at Seneca Tuesday afternoon, by Seneca Commandry. Interment was made at Warrensburg, Mo., which was his boyhood home. Mr. Sperling was well and favorably known to many Ozark citizens, he having visited his daughter, Mrs. W. D. Vickers on several occasions. Mr. and Mrs. Vickers formerly lived on the farm now owned by O. J. Butler, and for several months, Mr. Vickers was asst. Cashier of the Bank of Ozark. Mr. and Mrs. Vickers now reside in Springfield where Mr. Vickers is connected with a heating plant company.

 

Sperry, Donald L. 5 Oct 1951 -  9 Jan 2006  SN-L 13 Jan 2006

[Note: Son of Russell & Dorothy (Edwards) Sperry; married Gena M. VanDusen]

Donald L. Sperry, Tues., Jan. 9, 2006, beloved husband of Gena M. Sperry (VanDusen); beloved dad of Ethan; dear son of Dorothy Sperry (nee Edwards) and the late Russell Sperry; dear brother of Steve and David Sperry; our dear nephew, brother-in-law, son-in-law, cousin and friend. Services at Ortmann's, 9222 Lackland, Overland, Mo., on Mon., Jan. 16, 9:45 a.m. Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Visitation from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Also a memorial service will be held Sat., Jan. 21, 2 p.m. in Nixa, Mo., at Fellowship Bible Church, 4855 S. Farm Rd. 205, Rogersville, Mo.

 

Sperry, Elton G. 1891 - 1 Dec 1964 CCR 3 Dec 1964 p1

Elton G. Sperry, 73, of 912 West Elm, Springfield, died at his home Tuesday night after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was chief clerk-stores in the office of auditor-disbursements for the Frisco Railway and been with the Frisco 50 years. He was born in Springfield and lived there throughout his life. He was a member of St. Paul Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge and the American Legion. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. John D. Haguewood, Ozark; one son, Robert Sperry, Tripoli, Libya; two sisters, Mrs. Maude Rigsby, Corpus Christi, Tex. and Miss Lochie Sperry, Forsyth; one brothers, Clements Speery, Tulsa, Okla.; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Gorman-Scharpf Chapel with Dr. Robert N. Arbaugh officiating. Burial will be in Maple Park Cemetery.

Sperry, James S. 3 Apr 1938 - 12 Apr 2011 SN-L 14 Apr 2011
James Sperry, 73, Nixa. Arrangements: Walnut Lawn Funeral Home, Ltd., Springfield, Missouri.

Sphar, Harold S. 20 Jun 1903 - 16 Dec 1986 OH 18 Dec 1986 p5

[Note: Son of Littleton Louis & Zaidee M. (Stephens) Sphar; married c1925 Ethel M. Ore 4 Jun 1906 - 21 Mar 1986]

Services for Harold S. Sphar, 83, Burden, Kansas, were held Dec. 16 in Wheeler Chapel Funeral Home Chapel in Burden. Officiating was his pastor, Rev. Art Hays. Mr. Sphar died unexpectedly Friday night at his home. He was a native and life-long farmer of Burden, and a member of the Burden Baptist Church where he also served as a deacon. Mr. Sphar was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel, on Mar. 21. Survivors include one daughter, Gladys Livingston, Sparta; one son, Jimmie, Bucyrus, Kansas; six grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren

 

Spickler, Thomas L. 16 Jan 1931 - 1 Nov 2011 CCH-N 9 Nov 2011

[Note: Son of Homer & Ethel ( ) Spickler; married Ellen]

            Thomas L. Spickler, 80, of Republic died in his home Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 1, 2011. Spickler was born Jan. 16, 1931 in Post Oak, Mo., to Homer and Ethel Spickler. Spickler married Ellen Landis in 1957. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He retired from Dayco in 1979 for medical reasons. Spickler was preceded in death by: his parents, and two sisters, Phyllis Yadon and Mary Berry. He is survived by: wife Ellen; his daughters, Lois McPhetridge and her husband Steve, Pam Ticknor and Danielle Spickler; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four sisters, Ruby Portwood, Judy Ellis, Sharon Rusch and Annette Fares; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Services will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, in the funeral home. A private burial will be at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church, of Republic, Missions Program. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.


Spiess, August 9 Aug 1873 - 7 Nov 1939 CCR 9 Nov 1939 p1

[Note: Son of George Henry & Catherine Eva ( ) Spiess; married 24 Aug 1904 Eunice E. Beal 22 Aug 1873 - 14 Aug 1947]

August Spiess, well known farmer, contractor and builder of the Ozark community, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, at his home one mile north of Ozark following an illness of several months. Death was attributed to a heart ailment with which he had suffered for some time. Mr. Spiess was born in Heidelberg, Germany, in 1873. His parents came to the United States when he was four years of age and located at Ozark where Mr. Spiess has lived since. He was a contractor and builder and a great many of the homes and public buildings in Ozark were constructed by him. Among these is the Presbyterian church of which he was a loyal member. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Eunice Spiess, two daughters, Mrs. Janice Lawson and Mrs. Mary Porter, two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Shepherd of Russellville, Mo., and Mrs. Ella West of Springfield. A son, Wallace, preceded him in death six years ago. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 8, at 2:30 p.m. at the Chaffin Funeral Home by Rev. J.C. Tolbirt of Ozark and Rev. Frank Brewster of Springfield, with burial in the family plot in the Odd Fellow cemetery southeast of Ozark under the direction of T.B. Chaffin.

AND

Spiess, August 9 Aug 1873 - 7 Nov 1939 CCR 16 Nov 1939 p8

[Note: Son of George Henry & Catherine Eva ( ) Spiess; married 24 Aug 1904 Eunice E. Beal 22 Aug 1873 - 14 Aug 1947]

We wish to express our sincere thanks to all who administered kind deeds and thoughts during the illness of our loving husband, father and brother. Mrs. Eunice Spiess, Mr. and Mrs. Clell Porter and Son, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lawson and Children, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. West, Mrs. Elizabeth Shepherd.

 

Spiess, Eunice (Beal) 22 Aug 1873 - 14 Aug 1947 CCR 21 Aug 1947 p1

[Note: Daughter of  James Madison & Jemima (White) Beal; married 24 Aug 1904  August Spiess 9 Aug 1873 - 7 Nov 1939; Chaffin Funeral Home record and MO DC say mother was Jemima White, obit says Caroline]

Eunice Beal Spiess, daughter of James Madison and Caroline Beal, was born Aug. 22, 1873, and passed away Aug. 14, 1947, at the age of 73 years, 11 months and 18 days. In 1904 she was married to August Spiess and to this union were born four children, two of whom survive. They are Mrs. Janice Lawson of Bolivar, Mo., and Mrs. Mary Porter of Rogersville. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Karl, Carol Sue and Anna Lee Lawson, and David Porter; three brothers, Gratz Beal of Buffalo, W.A. Beal of Republic, and Ross Beal of Tacoma, Wash., one sister, Mrs. Livie Arndt of Springfield. She was converted at an early age and had been a faithful member of the Ozark Baptist church for over 40 years. Funeral services were held Saturday Aug. 16 in the Ozark Baptist church, conducted by Rev. Ross Carter, with burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home.

 

Spiess, Wallace 27 Jan 1914 - 9 Dec 1933 CCR 14 Dec 1933 p1

[Note: Son of August & Eunice (Beal) Spiess]

Death claims Wallace Spiess. Christian county youth, Teachers’ College Student, succumbs to illness of week’s duration, burial services last Sunday afternoon. Wallace Spiess, aged 19 years, only son of Mr. and Mrs. August Spiess, living three fourths of a mile north of Ozark, passed away last Saturday evening in a Springfield hospital following an operation for a bowel compaction which developed late in the previous week. The youth returned to his home from the State Teachers’ College in Springfield one evening and complained of severe pains. He was attended several times by a physician but no relief came and he was rushed to the hospital in Springfield for a more complete examination. It was found an operation was necessary. In this operation some 18 inches of an infected and telescoped bowel were removed. It was thought he showed some signs of improvement but Saturday morning he made a change for the worse and passed away about 7:30 o’clock that evening. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Ozark Baptist church at 2:30 o’clock with Rev. Ross Carter, assisted by Rev. C.P. Green, officiating. Burial was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery under the direction of T.B. Chaffin. Immediate surviving relatives are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. August Spiess and two sisters, Mrs. Clell Porter and Mrs. Robert Lawson. Wallace was a youth of sterling qualities, popular with the young people of his home and with the student body of the Teachers’ College. He graduated with honors from the Ozark High School and was leading his classes in the Teachers’ College. He took much interest in the work of his church and was one of the leaders in the Christian Endeavor work of Ozark for several years. As we grope in the sadness which enshrouds the community because of his death, searching for some thought that might be expressed in words as a solace to the bereaved hearts of relatives and friends, we are brought face to face with the realization that death is cruel and uncompromising. It respects neither age nor infancy, taking for its toll both those who dream dreams and those who have visions. It creeps upon us with the stillness and the certainty of the dawn and leaves up in the shadows of its work with the certainty of the approaching night. Wallace sleeps in the darkness of his grave, as a youth who in life had visions of the future and as one whose service, had he lived would have undoubtedly been a benediction to his fellow man. None can prophesy the future of a youth whose ambitions and characteristics place him high in the esteem and admiration of those with whom he mingles and Wallace occupied such a place in the hearts of his townspeople and his school associates. None can view his passing except with a sign of regret and yet the inspiration of the life lived among the youth with whom he associated may become the guiding light which will be instrumental in blazing the trail to success and uprightness for others. No one can live, even a short life of 19 years, without having influenced others either of the better of for the worse. And so we dwell happily in the thought, as we attempt this eulogy to this young life, that in his walks and his works Wallace was found doing the things that would build rather than destroy. We head a testimony of a fellow student at the Teachers’ College on the Monday evening after Wallace’s burial, that he was considered one of the finest young men ever to attend that school. And so his 19 years have not been lived in vain and though Death has been cruel and inconsiderate in taking from us his body and living personality, it can ever steal and carry away the lovely thoughts which surround his memory. To his bereaved relatives and friends, the entire community finding a place for itself among one or the other, we express our sincere sympathy.

AND

Spiess, Wallace 27 Jan 1914 - 9 Dec 1933 CCR 14 Dec 1933 p3

We desire to express our most sincere thanks and our deep appreciation for the many acts of kindness, words of sympathy expressed and the floral offerings given during the illness and death of our beloved Wallace. Mr. and Mrs. August Spiess, Mr. and Mrs. Clell Porter, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lawson, Miss Virginia Giehl.

 

Spinabella, Doris Jean (Altis) 15 May 1914 - 6 Jun 2009 SN-L 9 May 2009

[Note: Daughter of Charles P. & Jeanette (Cooper) Altis; married William “Bill” Spinabella 3 Nov 1912  - 21 Dec 1995]

Mrs. Doris Jean Spinabella, 95, Ozark, formerly of Marshfield, passed away at 3:30 a.m. Saturday, June 6, 2009, in the Ozark Riverview Manor. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 11, 2009 in the Cassidy United Methodist Church, Ozark. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 12, 2009 in the Marshfield Cemetery, under the direction of Fraker Funeral Home, Marshfield.

AND

Spinabella, Doris Jean (Altis) 15 May 1914 - 6 Jun 2009  CCH-N 11 Jun 2009

Doris Jean Spinabella, daughter of Charles P. Altis and Jeanette (Cooper) Altis, was born May 15, 1914, in Lincoln, Neb. She passed away at 3:30 a.m. June 6, 2009, in the Ozark Riverview Manor, at the age of 95 years and 21 days. Doris was a homemaker and former long-time member of the Marshfield United Methodist Church. She was active in church work and a member of the Chapter C.L. of the P.E.O. After the death of her husband in 1995, she moved to Ozark. She became a member of the Cassidy United Methodist Church, where her membership remained. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband William “Bill” Spinabella; and a brother and his wife, Jack and Evelyn Cooper. Survivors include two sons and their wives, Mark and Debbie Spinabella, Ozark, and Kirk and Terri Spinabella, Springfield; one daughter, Jean Spinabella, Marshfield; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one sister and her husband, Imogene and Fred Sanders, Tuscan, Ariz. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. June 11, in the Cassidy United Methodist Church, Ozark. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. June 12,  in the Marshfield Cemetery, under the direction of Fraker Funeral Home, Marshfield.

 

Spindler, James William, M. D. 21 Dec 1945 - 7 Oct 2004 SN-L 11 Oct 2004

[Note: Son of Rev. F.W. Spindler & Faye (Sargent) Spindler]

James William Spindler, M.D., was called away by the angels to his heavenly rest into the arms of Jesus on Oct. 7, 2004. He was surrounded by his loved ones and friends in his home. His suffering from the ravages of cancer are now in the past. He was born in Ava, Mo., on Dec. 21, 1945, to Rev. F.W. Spindler and Faye Sargent Spindler. He was preceded in death by his mother, Faye Sargent Spindler; his paternal grandparents, Rev. F.L. Spindler and Mary Adams Spindler; his maternal grandparents, Merle and Velmas argent; and an infant niece, Claire Patience Spindler Richardson. He is survived by his wife, best friend and soul mate of 38 years, Patsy L. (Cook) Spindler; a daughter, Susan Warren and her husband, Jolin Warren of Edinburgh, Scotland; a son, Matthew Spindler of Springfield; his father, Rev. F.W. Spindler of Ozark; and five sisters, Linda McCombs and husband Mike of Lake St. Louis, Mo., Elaine Kerr and husband Mike of Springfield, Pat Spindler and husband Bob Threadgill, Pam Spindler and husband Terry Barks, and Beth Spindler and husband Kevin Richardson; and a sister-in-law, Kay Yost and husband Caroll Yost of Springfield. Also surviving are aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, cousins, godchildren, and a host of special friends and colleagues. Jim was a graduate of Parkview High School in Springfield. He was a graduate of the first Honors Program at SMS and held a Bachelors Degree in Science with Honors. He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and was granted a Doctor of Medicine Degree in 1971. He served a residency in Pathology at the St. Louis University Hospitals where he served as Chief Resident of the Pathology department. He was a faculty member of the medical school at St. Louis University while living in the St. Louis area. He was on the staff at St. Francis Hospital in Washington, Mo., and St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Granite City, Ill. In 1987, he came back home to Springfield to take a position as director of the Laboratory and Chief of Pathology at Skaggs Community Hospital in Branson. While on staff at Skaggs, he served a term as chief of staff, and was on the board of directors of the hospital. He was Greene County Medical Examiner from 1996 until his retirement in 2003. Before his official appointment, he served as coroner's physician for approximately 28 counties in southwest Missouri. He continued to serve these counties after his appointment as Greene County ME. In 1997, he was awarded Skaggs' first ever Physician of the Year. He was also very proud of his status as an honorary Highway Patrol Trooper given to him in recognition of the work he and his staff did in teaching twice a year about crime scene investigation for new recruits and state troopers and other law enforcement groups. Jim was a devout Christian who loved the Lord, his family, and those who shared his passion for his work. He treated all people with courtesy and respect. He felt his forensics work was a calling to be a voice for those who had no one to speak for them or who could no longer speak on their own behalf. He believed he was an advocate for those who needed closure and justice. He was a member of the International Academy of Pathology, member of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, and College of American Pathology, where he served as a laboratory inspector. He was board certified and a Fellow in the American College of Pathology. He was a member of Schweitzer United Methodist Church. A celebration of life memorial service will be held at Schweitzer UMC in Springfield on Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 1 p.m. The service will be conducted by Rev. Bob Casady and Rev. Lori Lampert. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at Greenlawn South, Springfield. Burial will be private for family members. The casket will remain closed at all times. Memorial may be made to Schweitzer UMC, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society, and Guiding Eyes for the Blind Guide Dog Foundation. The family would like to thank all of the wonderful caring professionals from Cox Home Support teams, the loving care and concern of Community Hospice, and all of the people involved in his care. He was a special person who tried to make a difference by serving his community. He was well loved, and we will miss his wit and his gentle spirit.

 

Spinler, Virgie Faye (Hasty) 22 Feb 1925 - 4 Mar 1988  OH 17 Mar 1988

[Note: Daughter of John & Clara E. (Unger) Hasty ; married Milo R. Spinler 19 Feb 1923 -20 Oct 1994]

Virgie Faye Spinler, 63, daughter of the late John and Clara Hasty of Nixa, died in a Weatherford, Texas hospital, following a short illness. Spinler was a graduate of Nixa High School and attended Draughon's Business College in Springfield. She was a homemaker and a member of the Authon Church of Christ and had lived in Parker County, Texas for many years. Survivors include her husband Milo, two sons Glen Spinler and Daniel Spinler, both of Weatherford, three sister Opal Dunham, Lois Stine and Leona Bowman all of Nixa, four brothers Robert Hasty, Nixa, George Hasty, Scott City, Kansas, Floyd Hasty, Albuquerque, New Mexico and Marion Hasty of Weatherford and five grandchildren. Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel in Weatherford with ministers Dexter Sammons and Jack Skidmore officiating. Burial was in Memory Gardens.

 

Spiva, Harold, Rev. 27 Jul 1913 - 29 Apr 1986 OH 8 May 1986 p5

[Note: married Hazel]

Services for Rev. Harold Spiva, 72, Monett, were held May 2 in First United Methodist Church with the Revs. Frederick Zahn, M. Christy Oetting and Ronald Ridenmour officiating. Burial was in Macedonia Cemetery near Stella, under the direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home. Rev. Spiva died April 29 in St. Vincent’s Hospital following a long illness. He retired in 1979 as a minister for a Huntsville church. He was an associate member of the Missouri East and West Conferences of the First United Methodist Church, and had served as minister in many churches including those at Leadwood, New Florence, and Huntsville. Survivors include his wife, Hazel; one son, Winford, Nixa; one daughter, Evelyn Faye Haun, Sedalia; two sisters, Minnie Parkison, Fairview, and Agnes Parkison, Independence, Ore.; and three grandchildren.

 

Spivey, Charles Stanton 23 Oct 1875 - 28 Aug 1916 CCR 1 Sep 1916 p1

[Note: Son of Lorenzo Dow & Mary Louise (Agnew) Spivey; married Maybelle Waggoner 16 Oct 1881 - 12 Aug 1972 m/2 Williams]

Charles Stanton Spivey died suddenly at his home in Ozark of heart failure at 1 o’clock a.m. Monday morning, August 28, 1916, aged 40 years 10 months and 5 days. Funeral services were held at the home on West Church street at 10 o’clock a.m. Tuesday morning conducted by Elder Wright. Finley Lodge No. 206 I.O.O.F. then took charge of the remains and after their ceremony the body was conveyed to the I.O.O.F. cemetery for burial. Mr. Spivey has been in poor health for several months, having had a long sick spell in the spring, from which, at this time, it was thought he could not possibly recover, but he got up and had been able to be out on the streets for some time, so that his untimely death was entirely unlooked for and was a shock to the community. He leaves a widow and two children, sisters and brothers to mourn his departure, besides a host of friends, for Mr. Spivey was well respected by all who knew him.

 

Spivey, James T. 10 Mar 1883 - 28 Mar 1931 CCR 2 Apr 1931 p4

[Note: Son of Thomas J. & Margret M. (Helmick) Spivey; married Mattie Finkbinder; nephew of Dow L. Spivey; father of Lita, Ples, Stanley, Clarence, Juanita, Rosa, May, James & Everett Spivey]]

James T. Spivey was buried at a Springfield cemetery Sunday afternoon. The deceased was a cousin to Mrs. C.P. Cox. Mr. Spivey was born and reared in the Hopedale neighborhood. He leaves a widow and eight children.

 

Spivey, Jessie M. 12 Mar 1907 - 19 Jun 1969    CCR 26 Jun 1969 p8

[Note: married Ward W. Spivey 17 Jul 1905 - 28 Oct 1972; surname from tombstone and other records varies from obit]

Mrs. Jessie M. Spivy, 62 of Bolivar, died at 10:45 p.m. Thursday, June 19, at the Cox Medical Center, Springfield. Mrs. Spivy, a member of the College Street Baptist Church, Springfield, was the wife of Ward M. Spivy, an employee of the Empire District Electric Company, and had lived in Pierce City, Monett and Springfield before moving to Bolivar  in 1960. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Eugene W. of Monett and James S. of Tulsa; a daughter, Mrs. Patricia M. Harrison of Marshfield; six grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Jewel Cooksey of Paris, Tex., Mrs. Dovie Fuson of Afton, Okla.,, and Mrs. Florence Hofford of Wylie, Tex. Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday in Harris Chapel, Ozark. with the Rev. Junior Swadley officiating. Burial was in Weaver Cemetery, north of Ozark.

 

Spivey, Mary Louise (Agnew) 3 Mar 1851 - 8 May 1933 CCR 11 May 1933 p1

[Note: Daughter of Robert & Narcissa (Wilks) Agnew; married Dow L. Spivey; no legible tombstone in Christian County]

Mary Louise Agnew was born in Marshall county, Tenn., on March 2, 1851, and was married to L.L. Spivy of Giles county, Tenn., on Jan. 31, 1869. In early life they left Tennessee with three small children and went to Texas to make their home, but only remained there a short time. Coming to Missouri, they settled in the north part of Christian county in the Hopedale community where they lived until the husband passed away in 1907. Since that time Mrs. Spivey has made her home in Ozark with her daughter, Mrs. C.P. Cox. In early girlhood the object of this obituary was converted and joined the Presbyterian church but later transferred her membership to the Christian church where she remained a faithful member. Since coming to Ozark her membership has been with the Ozark Christian church. The husband, one daughter and one son have preceded her in death. She had been in rather ill health for some time but only recently began to rapidly fail and passed away at the home of her daughter, with whom she made her home, on Monday, May 8, 1933. Those surviving are one daughter, one son, three grandsons and four great grandsons as follows: Mrs. G.P. Cox of Ozark, the daughter; W.A. Spivy of Springfield, the son; Ralph and Frank Gibson and Ralph Gibson, grandson and great grandsons, of Napier, Idaho; Ward Spivy and Eugene and Stanton Spivy, grandson and great grandson, of Joplin, and Joe Glenn Spivy, grandson, of Ozark. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Sallie Welch, of Fowlker, Tenn., one brother, John E. Agnew, of Cedar Grove, Tenn., and a host of nieces and nephews who live in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama. One granddaughter, Bessie Gibson, also preceded her in death. Funeral services were conducted at the home of the daughter, Mrs. C.P. Cox, on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with Rev. B. Frank West officiating. Burial was made in the Walter cemetery under the direction of T.B. Chaffin.

 

Spivey, Olin Roscoe 7 Jan 1914 - 12 Feb 2008 SN-L 14 Feb 2008 & CCH-N 20 Feb 2008

[Note: Son of Olin Wyche & Sally Viola (Durden) Spivey; married 13 Feb 1939 Frances Montine Stanford]

Olin Roscoe Spivey, 94, Nixa, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2008. He was born January 7, 1914, in Dublin, Ga., the son of Olin Wyche and Sally Viola (Durden) Spivey. On February 13, 1939, he married Frances Montine Stanford. Mr. Spivey worked as an union electrician. He was a member of the Baptist Church in Rebecca, Ga. Mr. Spivey was a Shriner in the Gardens Lodge in Los Angeles, Calif.; Worshipful Master and Masonic Master Craftsman of the electrical craft at Blue Lodge, Worthy Patron of the Eastern Star, Royal Patron Amaranth, an honorary member of Demolay Boys, Job's Daughters, and Rainbow Girls. After his retirement he and Frances moved to Nixa in 1976. Survivors include four children, Vaughn Paul Spivey and wife, Donna, Nixa, Joe Benjamin Spivey and wife, Debbie, Sparta, Frances Elaine Hicks and husband, Roy, Nixa and John David Spivey and wife, Judy, Ariz.; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Achard Spivey; and three sisters, Robbie, Ruby and Gertrude. A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, in Delaware Cemetery, Nixa. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, immediately before the service.

 

Sorensen, Ronald Eugene, Sr. 8 Jan 1934 - 26 Jan 2007 CCH-N 31 Jan 2007 & SN-L 1 Feb 2007

[Note: Son of Herbert & Iverne (Brown) Sorensen; married 30 Jun 1963 Linda]

Ronald Eugene Sorensen, Sr., 73, of Ozark, passed away Friday, Jan. 26, 2007, in the VA Medical Center in Fayetteville, Ark. He was born Jan. 8, 1934, in Havana, Ill., the son of Herbert and Iverne (Brown) Sorensen. He graduated from Havana High School in 1952. He served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1954 until 1958, and also served in the Naval Reserves until 1967. On June 30, 1963, he and his wife, Linda, were united in marriage in Springfield, Ill. at Asbury Methodist Church. Mr. Sorensen was an industrial machinist for Fiat-Allis in Springfield, Ill. and retired from CSI in Harrisburg, Ill.  Survivors include: His wife, Linda; three children, Rhonda Orton of Peoria, Ill., Ronald Sorensen, Jr. of Craig, Colo., and Kevin Sorensen of Ozark; two step-daughters, Julia Turic and husband Jim of Ozark, and Tina Teater of El Dorado, Ill.; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, at Countryside Christian Church, 3350 W. Jackson, Nixa. Family and friends will gather before the service at 6 p.m.

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Sorrells/Baker, Amber Lynn (Baker) Willis 1970 - 19 Jun 2009 CCH-N 1 Jul 2009

[Note: Daughter of Willie & Marylin  (  ) Baker, married Randy Willis]

Amber Lynn Sorrells/Baker, 38, passed away June 19, 2009, in her home. Baker had just recently married longtime love of 15 years, Randy Willis. Baker left behind three children, Kalie Marie Babcock, Maddie and Ethen Willis. Other survivors include her parents, Marylin and Willie Baker, brothers Daniel and Billi and sister Anna Baker. Many loved ones will miss her loving, wonderful smile and her attitude for life. She will be missed by many and will never be forgotten.

Baker was buried June 24 in Potasia.  In lieu of flowers, a trust fund is being established for Amber’s children. Any and all donations to the fund are greatly appreciated and can be made at any branch of Great Southern Bank.

 

Sothern, Wanda (Gipson) Miller Powell 15 Mar 1922 - 6 Sep 2005 CCH-N 14 Sep 2002

[Note: Daughter of Foy & Orene ( ) Gipson; married Denny Miller; married ? Powell; married Donald Charles Sothern]

            Wanda Sothern, 83, of Nixa, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005. She was born March 15, 1922 in Carlsbad, N. M., the daughter of Foy and Oren Gipson. She was united in marriage to Denny Miller, who preceded her in death as well as a son, Gary Powell, a sister, Juanita Benson, and her parents. She was a registered nurse for several years while a resident of California. She and Donald Charles Sothern were united in marriage, and they both have been members of the Nixa Christian Church. Survivors include: Her husband, Donald, two children and their spouses, Diane and Terry Vigneaux, Branson West and Thomas and Patti Miller, , Fair Grove; five grandchildren, Joshua Roberts, Sommer Roberts, Cory Miller, Angie Waterman, and Carrie Amburgey; and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 9 in Nixa Christian Church with Rod Cannedy officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home.

 

Southwick, Jerusha (Adams) Jones 29 Aug 1834 - 6 Sep 1903 CCR 10 Sep 1903

[Note: married Dr. James Jones 12 Jun 1828 - 1 Nov 1875; married Aug 1877 Hosea Southwick 1 Sep 1831 - 24 Dec 1908]

Jerusha Adams was born in Kentucky Aug. 29th, 1834 and came with her parents to Missouri  in early childhood. She was first married to Dr. James Jones, who died in 1875. She was again married to Hosea Southwick in August 1877. Sister Southwick professed religion and united with the Baptist church in 1867 and remained a consistent member till the day of her death. She died at her home in Ozark, Sept. 6th, 1903. She was kind to all. In the absence of her pastor, the writer preached her funeral. We laid her body to rest in the Ozark cemetery September 7, 1903. She leaves behind an aged husband, a brother and sister and other relatives and other relatives and friends to mourn their loss. May they “Sorrow not as those who have no hope.”   W. H. Son

 

Sowards, Chester Alvin 3 Jun 1907 - 12 May 1974  OH 16 May 1974 p1

[Note: married Clara Cheffey; married Joyce Elaine Baty  17 Jun 1917 - 18 Sep 1957]

Sunday Evening Crash Fatal for Sparta Man

Chester Alvin Sowards, 66, Sparta, was dead at St. John’s Hospital Sunday night after he was thrown from his car in a 6 p.m. crash on a bridge near Springfield’s edge. Admitted to the hospital were Mrs. Janeth Sowards, 35, who is listed in critical condition with head and internal injuries; a three-year-old son, Craig who suffered multiple bruises and abrasions and lacerations; another Sowards youngster, Chester, 5, was released after treatment for a scalp laceration.

 

Sowards, Jesse Oliver 15 Feb 1882 - 20 Dec 1928 CCR 27 Dec 1928

[Note: Son of Arthur & Z. B. (Morley) Sowards; married Virgie Foster Bonner 29 Mar 1881 - 6 Nov 1963]

Jesse O. Sowards -- Living northeast of Ozark, died December 20th and was buried December 22nd. He is survived by a widow and 7 children. Burial was made at Hopedale with rev. Ross Carter officiating and B. C. Klepper supervising.

 

Sowards, Lee Roy 16 May 1914 - 16 Apr 1986 OH 1 May 1986 pB8

[Note: Son of Virgil & Mary ( ) Sowards]

Card of Thanks

We would like to thank everyone for the food, flowers, cars, and for the love and prayers that were shown to us during the death of our husband and father, May God return a hundred fold for your kindness. The Roy Sowards family  161tp

 

Sowards, Lola Mae (Abney) 21 May 1917 - 10 Jan 1993 OH 13 Jan 1993

[Note: Daughter of John W. & Eliza (Ross) Abney; married 9 Sep 1937 Perry Willard Sowards 12 Dec 1912 - 4 Dec 1995]

Lola Mae Sowards, 75, Ozark, died Sunday, Jan 10, 1993 in St. John’s Regional Health Center. She was born May 21, 1917 in Sparta, the daughter of John and Eliza Ross Abney. On Sept. 9, 1937, she was united in marriage to Perry Willard Sowards. She was a member of the Hopedale Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Ruth Press, and a brother, Arthur Abney. Survivors include her husband, Perry Sowards; three daughters, Wanda Arthur, Springfield, Betty Fitzgerald and her husband, Donald, Rogersville, and Shirley Long and her husband, Gary, Rogersville; four grandchildren, Deborah McHaffie, Sparta, Hal Hull, Springfield, Chris Long, Sparta, and Mark Long, Rogersville; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Clella Truitt, Marshfield, and Mildred Bilyeu, Potosi, OK; and nieces and nephews. Services were held January 12, in Adams Funeral Home with the Rev. Hubert Swearengin and Pastor Terry Kendrick officiating. Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery.

 

Sowards, Newson B. 26 Apr 1921 - 16 Jun 1982   OH 24 Jun 1982 p11

[Note: Son of Jessie Oliver & Virgie Foster (Bonner) Sowards; married 15 Dec 1945 Ileta Jean Branam 2 Dec 1925 - 8 Jan 2006 m/2 Charles Clifton Gann]

Services for N. B. Soward, 61, Ozark, were held June 19 in Adams Funeral Chapel in Ozark with Doin Pitchford officiating. Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery. Mr. Sowards died June 16 in his home following a long illness. He was a World War II veteran, a longtime volunteer fireman in Ozark, a member of the Booster Club for many years, and a longtime employee of Campbell Ford Motor Co. in Ozark. Survivors include his wife, Jean; two daughters, Mrs. Carlentina Scharfenkamps, Blue Springs and Mrs. Demetria Hadggega, Ozark; three brothers, Perry and Rex, both of Ozark and Roy, Sparta; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel McCoy and Mrs. Ruth Horner, both of Ozark and Mrs. Maggie Carroll, Springfield; and five grandchildren.

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Sowards, Newson B. 26 Apr 1921 - 16 Jun 1982   OH 1 Ju1 1982 pB9

Card of Thanks

Maybe it was your care Or a silent prayer A phone Call Or a visit to us all  A love contribution Or flower salutation A lovely card to read Or delicious food to eat Whatever your part It touched our hearts And words can never express our appreciuation.  The N. B. Sowards Family Wife  Daughters Sons-in-Law  Granddaughters  Brothers and Sisters  Nieces and Nephews  24-1tp

 

Sowards, Perry Willard 12 Dec 1912 - 4 Dec 1995  CCH-N 9 Dec 1995

[Note: Son of Jesse Oliver & Virgie (Bonner) Sowards; married 9 Sep 1937 Lola Mae Abney 21 May 1917 - 10 Jan 1993p]

Perry Willard Sowards, age 82, of Ozark, died Monday, Dec. 4, 1995, in Ozark Riverview Manor. He was born Dec. 12, 1912, in Protem, and was the son of Jesse and Virgie Bonner Sowards. Mr. Sowards was a long time resident of the Ozark area and was a carpenter. He was a member of Hopedale Baptist Church. On Sept. 9, 1937, he was united in marriage to Lola Mae Abney, who preceded him in death in 1993, as well as three sisters and three brothers. Survivors include: three daughters, Wanda Arthur, Ozark, Betty Fitzgerald and her husband, Donald, Rogersville, and Shirley Long and her husband, Gary, Rogersville; four grandchildren, Deborah McHaffie, Sparta, Hal Hull, Rogersville, Chris Long, Ozark, and Mark Long, Springfield; four great-grandchildren, Cody Lee McHaffie, and Jessica, Keshia, and Cody Long; and a sister, Ruth Homer, Sparta.  Funeral services were Wednesday, Dec. 6, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Hubert Swearengin officiating. Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery.

 

Sowards, Rex 5 Jan 1918 - 21 Mar 1990 OH 29 Mar 1990

[Note: Son of Jess Oliver & Virgie Foster (Bonner) Sowards; married 1 Sep 1984 Monica Gastineau]

Rex Sowards, 72, Ozark, died March 21, 1990, in his home, after a short illness. Born Jan 5, 1918, in Protem, to Jess and Virgie Sowards, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and in his later years worked as a mechanic in Christian County. On Sept. 1, 1984, he married Monica Gastineau. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his wife, Monica, of the home; a brother, Perry, Rogersville; and three sisters, Ruth Horner and Ethel McCoy, both of Ozark, and Maggie Carroll, Springfield. Services were Friday in Harris Colonial Chapel with the Rev. Bill Wear Jr. officiating. Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery.

 

Sowards, Robert Orlyn “Bob” 31 Aug 1931 - 29 Oct 2009 SN-L 30 Oct 2009

[Note: Son of Chester & Clara (Cheffey) Sowards; married Rita Ann Angel; married 1999 Pat Werner]

Robert "Bob” Orlyn Sowards, 78, passed away Thursday, October 29, 2009, in Nixa Christian Healthcare. He was born in Springfield, Mo., on August 31, 1931. He is survived by his wife, Pat Sowards; brother Clarence of Fla./Ark.; sister Sandra Buckle of Springfield, Mo.; four sons, Danny Sowards and wife, Beth, Battlefield, Doug Sowards, Scott Sowards and Jeff Sowards and wife, Rachel all of Springfield; two daughters, Shirley Petersen and her husband, Mike, and Donna Angel and her fiancé, David, both of Nixa; Pat's children, Mike Werner and wife, Marcia, Neb., Russ Werner, Calif., Vickie Sarday and husband, Todd, N.C., Chris Kremp and husband, John, Lamar, Mo., and Dan Werner of Lamar; 20 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Wayne Sowards, Bert Sowards and Jim Sowards; and his wife of 19 years, Rita Ann (Angel) Sowards. Bob was united in marriage to Pat Werner Sowards in 1999. Bob was skilled in many trades that include a builder, a barber and a truck driver. He was an avid bowler and has many friends in the bowling community. Bob always had a story to tell and loved to make people laugh. Visitation will be in Walnut Lawn Funeral Home, 2001 W. Walnut Lawn, Springfield, MO 65807, on Friday, October 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be in the funeral home on Saturday, October 31, 2009, at 10 a.m., with burial to follow in Hazelwood Cemetery.

 

Sowards, Virgie Foster (Bonner) 29 Mar 1881 - 6 Nov 1963  CCR 7 Nov 1963

[Note: Daughter of George & ? (  Bonner; married Jess Oliver Sowards 15 Feb 1882 - 20 Dec 1928]

Mrs. Virgie Sowards, 82, died at 11:10 a.m. Wednesday in the Bilyeu Nursing Home here following a long illness. She was a longtime resident. of Ozark and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ethel McCoy and Mrs. Ruth Horner, both of Ozark, and Mrs. Maggie Carroll, 2623 Lincoln, Springfield; four sons, Perry, Route 3, Rogersville, and Roy, Rex, and N.B. all of Ozark; a brother, Willie Bonner, Selma, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Ettie Snelson, Portales, N.M., and l5 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Arrangements will be announced by Harris.

 

Sowards, Wayne 20 Feb 1934 - 8 Jan 2001  CCH-N 17 Jan 2001

[Note: Son of Chester & Clara (Cheffey) Sowards; married 1973 Sara]

Wayne Sowards, age 66, of Nixa, passed away Monday, January 8, 2001 in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born February 20, 1934 in Springfield, the son of Chester and Clara (Cheffey) Sowards. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after serving 20 years. He and his wife, Sara, were married in 1973. His parents and a brother, Bert, preceded him in death. Survivors include: His wife, Sara; six children, Jennine Edmunds, Albany, NY, Terry Revels, Nixa, Harold Sowards and Deborah Sowards, both of Ozark, Marty Miller and his wife, Glenda, Clever and Sharon Sowards, Springfield; several grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three brothers, Clarence Sowards, Springfield, Jim Sowards, Lampe, Bob Sowards, Springfield; aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. A memorial service was held 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 12, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Rev. Charles Cheffey and Rev. Hosea Bilyeu officiating. Burial will be in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans.

 

Spalding, Richard William 8 Sep 1924 - 9 Nov 2005 SN-L 11 Nov 2005

[Note: Son of William & Esther (  ) Spalding]

Richard William Spalding, age 81, of Nixa, formerly of Claremont, California, passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2005. He was born September 8, 1924, in Allentown, Pennsylvania, the son of William and Esther Spalding. He served his country in the U.S. Army in Europe, and was awarded the Bronze Star for heroic action in the Battle of the Bulge. Mr. Spalding was a graduate of Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, receiving Masters Degrees in education and theology. He won election to Phi Beta Kappa Honor Fraternity. He chose classroom teaching as his vocation, teaching in Whittier and Pomona, California for 35 years. He enjoyed retirement for several years. After becoming ill he moved to Nixa five years ago. Mr. Spalding had also served as a minister for Salem Lutheran Church of Whittier, California. He was most recently a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Springfield. He had given many hours and donations to church, school and community service. He also had been an active member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Pomona, helped with Little League, and Boy Scouts. He served with Pomona Meals on Wheels and March Air Force Base Museum. Survivors include: His son, Paul Charles Spalding and wife, Delia, Nixa; a daughter, Susan Spalding and husband, Greg Hale, Crestline, California; six grandchildren, Jonathan Durbin, Ashleigh Spalding, Elizabeth Spalding, Kyle Hale, Taylor Hale, and Amber Hale; a brother-in-law, Robert Scheif; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, November 12, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Inurnment will be in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield.

 

Spanos, James William 2 Oct 1915 - 26 May 2002  CCH-N 5 Jun 2002

[Note: Son of James & Bertha (  ) Spanos; married Henrietta Tiggelaar]

James William Spanos, 86, Nixa, passed away May 26, 2002, in Manor Care, Springfield. He was born Oct. 2, 1915, in Chicago, the son of James and Bertha Spanos. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Before retirement he was employed by Ford Motor Company. Survivors include his wife, Henrietta (Tiggelaar) Spanos; a son, William Spanos and wife, Rosemary, Arlington, Va.; stepchildren, James Gemignani, St. Louis, Dale Gemignani, Beloit, Wis., and Robin Schmidt, Bettendorf, Iowa; two sisters, Eleanor Thiele and Karen Daly; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Connolly; a sister, Mary Spanos; and his parents. Funeral services were held May 31, in Tews Funeral Home, Homewood, Ill., with burial in Homewood Memorial Gardens. Local arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Hospicecare, 1378 E. Republic Road, Springfield 65804 or the American Cancer Society.

 

Spanski, Paul Leo 10 Oct 1933 - 6 Feb 2008 SN-L 9 Feb 2008 & CCH-N 13 Feb 2008

[Note: Son of Leo & Elizabeth (Pfund) Spanski; married 1984 Mary Wientjes]

Paul Leo Spanski, age 74, of Nixa, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2008. He was born October 10, 1933, in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Leo and Elizabeth (Pfund) Spanski. Mr. Spanski retired in 1990 as an Automotive Engineer for the Federal Government. After retirement he enjoyed working with machine tools. Astronomy was also an interest of Paul's which lead him to be involved with the Astronomy Department at MSU. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Springfield. In 1984 he married Mary Wientjes who survives him. Survivors also include: three children and their spouses, Adam and Natalie Spanski, Parma, Ohio, Diana and Kevin Kerwin, Lake Orion, Mich., and Carol and Joe Esch, Somerset, Ky.; six grandchildren, Clarice, Justyn, Danielle, Allyson, Connor and Lucas Paul; a brother, Gregg Spanski, Golden, Colorado; a niece, Lara Simcox; and a nephew, Jeffrey Spanski. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Irene and his parents. A funeral mass will be 11 a.m. Monday, February 11, at Immaculate Conception Church in Springfield, with a luncheon following. Visitation and viewing will be from 10 a.m. until service time on Monday at the church. A funeral mass and burial will be in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Friday, February 15. All arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

 

Sparger, James Earl 21 Oct 1891 - 27 Nov 1975 OH 4 Dec 1975 p8

[Note: Son of William M. & ? (?) Sparger; married 1 Jul 1914 Myrtle Elizabeth Luttrull 25 Dec 1888 - 25 Dec 1965 who had married first David Newton McHaffie]

BRUNER - Earl Sparger, 84, Bruner, died at 2 p.m. Thursday in Springfield General Osteopathic Hospital following a short illness. He was a resident of the Bruner community since 1907, a retired farmer and a member of the McHaffie  Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Lassley, Fresno, Calif. and Mrs. Eugenia McHaffie, Bruner; a step-son, Hobson McHaffie, Bruner and 16 grandchildren. Harris Funeral Home of Ozark announced services.

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Sparger, James Earl 21 Oct 1891 - 27 Nov 1975 OH 11 Dec 1975 p8

We wish to express our gratitude to everyone for their many acts of kindness shown to us during the illness and death of our father and grandfather, Earl Sparger. We thank our friends, neighbors and relatives for prayers, food and beautiful flowers. A special thank you to the singers, the Harris Funeral Home and Rev. Jesse L. Phillips for the comforting words.  Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Lassley.  Mr. and Mrs. Burk McHaffie and family.  Mr. and Mrs. Hobson McHaffie and family.

 

Sparger, Myrtle Elizabeth (Luttrull) McHaffie 25 Dec 1888 - 25 Dec 1965    CCR 30 Dec 1965 p4

[Note: Daughter of Allen Tolbert & Percilla Jane (Lay) Luttrull; married first  David Newton “Dick” McHaffie  9 Sep 1878 - 19 Dec 1912; married second James Earl Sparger 21 Oct 1891 - 27 Nov 1975]

Mrs. Myrtle E. Sparger, 77, Bruner, died Saturday afternoon in the state hospital in Nevada after a lingering illness. Mrs. Sparger who was a resident of the Bruner community all her life, died on her birthday, according to a funeral home attendant. Surviving are her husband, Earl; three daughters, Mrs. Jewell Todd, Bruner; Mrs. Hazel Lassley, Fresno, Calif., and Mrs. Eugenia McHaffie, Bruner. Also surviving are a son, Hobson McHaffie, Bruner; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Osburn and Mrs. Florence McHaffie, both of Sparta. Also surviving are five brothers, Newt Luttrull, Ramona, Okla., Jess, Ozark, Elmer, Bruner, Otis and Gus, both of Rogersville; and 16 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Bruner Baptist Church with the Rev. Deloris Willis officiating. Burial will be in McHaffie Cemetery north of Bruner under direction of Harris of Ozark.

 

Spargo, Melvin 21 Jun 1905 - 23 Oct 1986 OH 30 Oct 1986 p2

Services for Melvin Spargo, 81, were held Oct. 25 in Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Teresita, with the Rev. John Thomas officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Teresita, under the direction of Duncan Federal Home, Mtn. View. Mr. Spargo died Oct. 23 in Cox Medical Center North, Springfield. Survivors include three sons, Robert, Jacksonville, Ill., Robert, Ozark and Roger, Colorado Springs, Colo.; two brothers, Charles “Bud” Spargo, Cuba, Ill. and Harold Spargo, Gordon, Texas; one sister, Thelma Grznich, Moline, Ill.; and six grandchildren.

 

Sparkman, B. A. “Sparky” 31 Dec 1916 - 3 Jul 2004 SN-L 6 Jul 2004

[Note: Son of David C. & Geneva (Frazier) Sparkman; married Mabel V. 22 Mar 1918 - 14 Apr 1984]

B. A. (Sparky) Sparkman, 87, Republic, passed away at 9:09 p.m. Saturday, July 3, 2004, in his home, with family at his side. He was born December 31, 1916, in Nixa, Mo., to David C. and Geneva (Frazier) Sparkman. Mr. Sparkman was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church, Springfield, and a retired auto tire repairman. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mabel, on April 14, 1984; a son, Edward L. Sparkman; his parents; two brothers, Forest and Rex Sparkman; and a sister, Iva Lee Geiger. He is survived by a son, Sammy Gerald Hedrick, Republic; three daughters, Lavon Drake, and Lou Compton and husband, Carroll, all of Republic, and Paula McGuire, Gallatin, Tenn.; two brothers, Eldon Leon (Lonnie) Sparkman, Springfield, and Clarence David (Tony) Sparkman, Littleton, Colo.; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren ; and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, 2004, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, with Pastor, Hosea Bilyeu officiating. Burial will follow in McConnell Cemetery, Nixa. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today, July 6, in the funeral home.

 

Sparkman, Nellie Elma (Stover) 30 Sep 1867 - 9 Dec 1939 CCR 14 Dec 1939 p1

[Note: Daughter of Samuel & ? ( ) Stover; married 28 Jan 1901 CCM James A. Sparkman 1855 - 1938]

Funeral services for Mrs. Elma Sparkman, 72, who passed away Thursday, Dec. 9, were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the McConnell cemetery with Rev. R.C. Harding officiating with burial there under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Sparkman, Robert J. 15 Nov 1925 - 5 Jan 2008 SN-L 7 Jan 2007

[Note: married Wilma]

Robert J. Sparkman, 82, Springfield, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2008, after a short illness. Bob was born November 15, 1925, in Willard, Missouri. He was a graduate of Springfield Central High School and Southwest Missouri State College. Bob worked in the banking industry for 40 years. He was preceded in death by both his parents and a brother, Denzel. Bob is survived by his wife of 57 years, Wilma; his daughter, Teresa; his son, Ryan and his wife, Lisa; and granddaughter Stephanie. Private family graveside services will be held Wednesday in Payne Cemetery. Public visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

 

Sparkman, Robertson “Bob” 1910 - 5 Apr 1974  OH 11 Apr 1974

[Note: Son of  James A. & Nellie E. ( ) Sparkman]

NIXA - Graveside services for Robertson “Bob” Sparkman, 64, Springfield, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in McConnell Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Schudy officiating. Burial was under direction of Harris of Nixa. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 tonight. Mr. Sparkman’s body was found at Jordan Creek at 7:37 p.m. Friday. According to Greene County Coroner Erwin Busiek. Sparkman apparently fell partially into the creek. Survivors include one brother, John, Route 1, Brookline; one sister, Mrs. Lucy Cavner, 2723 West Elm; two half-sisters, Mrs. Jane Inmon, Springfield and Mrs. Marie Hart of Appleton, City, MO.

 

Sparks, Michael Lee 1952 - Dec 1985  OH 26 Dec 1985 p1

Body Found Sunday In River; Inquest Is Held

An inquest is being held Thursday morning to decide is foul play is indicated in the death of a man whose body was recovered from the James River near Battlefield.

Until them, very little information is being released.

About 10 a.m. Sunday, a passerby discovered the body submerged near a bridge about a half mile south of Greene County Route FF in northwest Christian County, according to the Christian County Sheriff’s office.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene by Christian County Coroner Arthur Adams, Deputy Danny Clinton said.

Both Clinton and Adams said Monday that positive identification of the body has not been made.

Adams also said that it was strictly a guess that the body had been in the water “Perhaps around 36 hours,” he said.

When questioned about a report that the body had three bullet wounds, Adams said he didn’t know where that information came from. As to the cause of death, he preferred that information to be supplied by Dr. Gerdes, a Springfield pathologist.

When Dr. John Gerdes was contacted by a reporter, he relayed through a spokesman that he had, “No statement” and told the reporter to contact Christian County Coroner, Arthur Adams.

Efforts to contact Sheriff Dwight McNiel were equally unsuccessful.

Deputy Clinton would not say for sure is an autopsy had been performed. The report about the bullet wound had not been verified as far as he knew, Clinton said.

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Sparks, Michael Lee 1952 - Dec 1985 OH 2 Jan 1986 p1

[Note: no SSDI record found]

Arkansas Man Shot In Christian County: Investigation Continues

The investigation is continuing into the death of Michael Lee Sparks whose body was found Dec. 22 in the James River. Sparks had been shot three time in the chest with a large caliber gun.

The 33-year-old Manila, Arkansas man’s body was identified about 8 p.m. the following day by his father and brother.

Christian County Sheriff Dwight McNiel said Monday that the weapon used in the shooting had not been recovered. “Right now we are concentrating more on the investigation aspects of the case, but that does not mean we won’t continue searching for the gun.”

Volunteers from the Battlefield Fire and Rescue Squad spent about an hour on Christmas Day searching for the gun in the James River near where Spark’s body was found.

His body was discovered about 10 a.m. just west of the Old Nelson’s Mill slab by two Springfield men who were floating the James River. The body had only been there a short time, McNiel said.

An autopsy shows that Sparks had died from gunshot wounds in the chest. There was no evidence of a struggle at the bridge, McNiel said. “We are speculating that he had been murdered elsewhere and then dumped into the river.”

McNiel said that Sparks had been staying with people on the West side of Springfield, and that he was being sought by Arkansas authorities, including the Arkansas State Police and the State Bureau of Dangerous Drugs and Narcotics, on drug related charges.

A Coroner’s Inquest, to be held last Thursday, has been rescheduled for today.

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Sparks, Michael Lee 1952 - Dec 1985 OH 23 Jan 1986 p1

Gun Found In Finley River

January 16, a gun was recovered from the Finley River in shallow water near the U. S. 160 bridge in Christian County, south of Nixa.

The pistol was discovered January 15 by a fisherman gigging in the river, and he reported the finding to the Sheriff’s Department Thursday morning. With the help of divers from the Battlefield Volunteer Fire Department, the gun was retrieved from the river.

The pistol was sent to the Springfield police Department Crime Lab for ballistics tests. As of last Tuesday, the results have not been received in Christian County.

A small-caliber gun was used in a recent homicide in Christian County, but it is not known whether the gun found in the Finley River is connected with that incident.

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Sparks, Michael Lee 1952 - Dec 1985 OH 6 Feb 1986 p1 & OH 6 Feb 1986 p12

McFall Arrested, Charged With Murder Of Sparks

David McFall, 33, of Springfield turned himself in to the Springfield Police Department January 29 after being charged with the first degree murder of Michael Sparks. He is currently being held in the Greene County jail. No bail has been set.

Sparks’ body was found December 21 in the James River in northern Christian County. An autopsy showed that Sparks had been shot in the chest three times.

Christian County Sheriff Dwight McNiel that they’d searched for McFall for two days, then January 29, he turned himself in with his lawyer to the Springfield Police Department. McNiel said the warrant was issued in Greene County because they believed the murder was committed in Springfield. He added then that the body was driven to the James River across the Christian County line and was dumped in the river.

The Greene County warrant was issued for McFall January 28 following information received for the Christian County Sheriff’s Department were from several people who were to appear before the grand jury. Instead of testifying for the grand jury later that day, the provided the Sheriff’s Department with the information which resulted in the issuance of the warrant for McFall’s Arrest.

Sparks’ death is believed to be drug-related, as were the murders of Jim Sullivan, 44 and Cheryl Lynn Osborn, 28, both of Springfield. Sullivan and Osborn were shot several times with a small-caliber handgun and a shotgun on a farm southwest of Billings January 2. Both were involved in drug-trafficking. Sheriff McNiel would not say whether the three were related.

Sparks had been wanted in Mississippi County, Arkansas, on a felony warrant charging him with the sale of drugs to an undercover state issue. That warrant had been issued sometime in September.

According to the warrant for McFall’s arrest, Sparks had been had been dead since December 17, four days before his body was found in the river.

Arraignment was held for McFall January 20 before Judge Tom McGuire in Greene County Associate Circuit Court. Bail was denied McFall during the arraignment. His preliminary hearing has been set for February 7, at which time the bail request will be reconsidered.

In February of 1978, McFall was found guilty by a Green County jury of manslaughter in the stabbing of 17-year-old Robert Eugene Albers of Springfield on June 27, 1977. He was sentences to one year in jail and was given a $1,000 fine. McFall was paroled after four months.

McFall is currently on bail with two separate incidents, one in connection with a fatal accident August 5, 1985, in which a passenger in the other car, Edward Beitlach, 34, of Onalaska, Wis. died Aug. 30. McFall is awaiting a jury trial in the case. The other incident is also a charge of leaving the scene of an accident. This occurred in northwest Christian County December 17, near the area in which the body of Sparks was found.

Mr. Falls had been arrested earlier in connection with the homicide, but had been freed without charges due to lack of evidence.

An undisclosed number of guns have been found recently in various locations in rivers in Christian and Greene Counties. Sheriff McNiel would not say where any were the weapons used in the recent homicides in Christian County.

 

Sparks, William E. 29 Oct 1856 - 30 May 1910 CCR 16 Jun 1910

[Note: Son of David & ? ( ) Sparks; married]

William E. Sparks, a farmer who lived near Diamond was struck by lightning Monday afternoon and instantly killed. Sparks was driving along the road when the approaching storm caused him to halt, prepare his team as best he could and he then crawled under the wagon to protect himself from the rain. A short time after the storm had ended, a farmer passing along the road found Sparks dead under the wagon, one of the horses killed and the other lying on the ground badly stunned. - Verona Advocate.

 

Sparrow, Gertrude Rose “Trudy” (Peters) 11 Mar 1927 - 25 Jun 2010  CCH-N 30 Jun 2010

[Note: Daughter of Julius F. & Virginia (Baum) Peters; married 15 Jun 1946 Thomas C. Sparrow 21 Oct 1923 - 23 Jul 1980]

Gertrude Rose “Trudy” Sparrow, 83, of Ozark, was pronounced dead at 6:52 p.m. June 25, 2010, in her home. Born March 11, 1927, in Quincy, Ill., Trudy was the daughter of Julius F. and Virginia Baum Peters. She married Thomas C. Sparrow on June 15, 1946, in Quincy. He preceded her in death on July 23, 1980. She was a graduate of Notre Dame High School and received her associate degree from John Wood Community College. She and her husband owned and operated Sparrow Real Estate for 16 years and then in 1987, she was employed at Bergner’s Department Store until her retirement in 2007. Trudy loved to visit with her many friends. She was a wonderful mother and homemaker who took great pride and joy in her children and grandchildren. Survivors include eight sons, Gregory C. Sparrow and his wife Mary Jo of Jacksonville, Ill., S. Bruce Sparrow of Osage Beach, Kent D. Sparrow and his wife Se of Chesterfield, Michael J. Sparrow and his wife Susan of Green Bay, Wis., Dennis E. Sparrow and his companion Jane Carpenter of Ozark, Mark C. Sparrow and his wife Dawn of Fredricksburg, Texas, Arthur C. Sparrow and his wife Lisa of Springfield, Daniel C. Sparrow and his wife Kimberly of Morton, Ill., along with 17 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter expected in October. Also surviving are two brothers, Glenn Peters of Quincy, Ill., and Karl Peters and his wife Jackie of Quincy; four sisters, Laverne Brinker and her husband Rudy of Indianapolis, Ind., Vivian Hogge and her husband Jack, Virginia Hunter and Julia Huntley, all of Quincy. Mrs. Sparrow was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Thomas, one brother Jay Peters, and one grandson Lucas Sparrow. Visitation will be held Friday evening, July 2, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Zehender-Robinson-Stormer-Cookson Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held  July 3, at 9:30 a.m. at the Zehender-Robinson-Stormer-Cookson Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at the Blessed Sacrament (formerly St. Mary’s) Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Quincy.

Memorials may be made to the World War II Honor Flight.

 

Spaulding, Harry W. 17 Aug 1882 - 20 Jan 1936 CCR 6 Feb 1936 p5

[Note: Son of Augustus & Mary (Webb) Spaulding; married Bertha]

Funeral services for Mr. Harry W. Spaulding, aged 53, who died at his farm home near Union City Thursday morning, Jan. 30, were held Friday, Jan. 31, at 1 p.m. in the Cross Roads church, conducted by Rev. Messer of Springfield, with burial in the Marionville cemetery under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Bertha Spaulding, four daughters, Mrs. Ruth Bell Raven of Alberta, Canada, Miss Doris Spaulding of Wisconsin, Miss Mary Spaulding of the home address and Mrs. Ethel Maples of Clever, He is also survived by three brothers, Clarence of Minnesota, Frank and Asa of Wisconsin, and two sister, Mrs. Amie Burt of South Dakota and Mrs. Nellie Adams of Iowa.

 

Speake, James Tot 7 Sep 1915 - 23 Dec 2003 SN-L 26 Nov 2003

[Note: Son of Harrison Allison & Grace E. (Edmonson) Speak; married Mildred; SSDI records his surname as Speake, his father’s surname as Speak]

James Tot Speake, age 88, of Nixa, passed away in Christian Health Care of Nixa on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003. He was born Sept. 7, 1915, in Harrison, Ark., the son of Harrison and Grace Speak. During his youth, he was a boxer and played outfield for a semi-pro baseball team in Arkansas. Until recently he enjoyed playing baseball with young people. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the USS Thornhill in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Before retirement he worked for almost 40 years in Kansas City for the Sheffield Steel Mill. Mr. Speake was a member of First Baptist Church of Nixa. He was also a member of Friend Masonic Lodge #352 AF and AM in Ozark. He loved his church and family and enjoyed bowling and fishing. Survivors include his daughter, Dorothy Ann Gloyd and her husband, Darren, Sparta; a sister, Marge Tauriella, Lincoln, Neb.; two half-brothers, Ray Speak, Ozark, and Max Speak and his wife, Ann, Ozark; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred; a sister, Virginia Downing; and a brother, Bob Speak. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Dr. Richard Eakins officiating. Burial will follow in Hazelwood Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today. A Masonic service will follow at 7 p.m.

 

Speake, Robert Willard “Bob” 25 Sep 1913 - 1 May 1982  OH 6 May 1982 p3

[Note: Son of Harrison Allison & Grace E. (Edmonson) Speak; married Marguerite June Plimmer; married Virginia 21 Jun 1908 - Jul 1993 who m/1 Carl E. Haden who may be 15 Jun 1909 - Feb 1974; SSDI records his surname as Speake, his father’s surname as Speak]

Services for Robert Willard Speak, 68, Forsyth, were held May 4 in Riverview Bible Baptist Church with the Revs. David Holvick and Ross Quincy officiating. Burial was in Springfield National Cemetery. Mr. Speak died May 1 near his home after apparently suffering a heart attack. Survivors include his wife, Virginia; a son, Robert David, Sugar Creek; a daughter, Lurita Grace Finkledei, Pasadena, Texas; four stepsons, Tom and Carl Haden, Jr., both of Springfield, James Haden, Sparks, Nev., Charles Haden, Pacific Palisades, Calif.; two stepdaughters, Mary Elizabeth Davison and Sharon Kay Steinbergs, both of Omaha, Neb.; three brothers, Jim, Nixa, Raymond, Springfield and Max, Ozark; two sisters, Marge Taurellia, Exeter, Neb. and Virginia Downey, Lincoln, Neb.; 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Fund.

 

Spear, Dica (Forester) 4 Apr 1903 - 9 Mar 1979 OH 15 Mar 1979 pB2

Services for Mrs. Dica Forester Spear were held Tuesday in Marionville. Burial was in Marionville IOOF Cemetery. She died last Friday in St. John’s Regional Health Center. A brother, Noel Forester of Billings, is among those surviving.

 

Spears, Dixie Lee 31 Jul 1949 - 2 Aug 1949 CCR 4 Aug 1949

[Note: Daughter of Kenneth & ? (Parks) Spears]

Graveside services for Dixie Lee Spears, two-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Spears of Hurley, who died Tuesday morning in Burge hospital were held Wednesday afternoon at the Short cemetery with Rev. Frank Eaton officiating under the direction of the Maples-Harris Funeral Home of Clever. Other survivors include one sister, Katherine Jane; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Nannie Spears of Hurley and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R.W. Parks of Aurora.

 

Spears, Henderson Lee 1872 - 15 Jun 1938 CCR 23 Jun 1938 p1

[Note: Son of William & Elizabeth (Sanders) Spears]

Funeral services for Henderson Lee Spears, 65, who died June 15, where held last Friday, June 17, at the Baptist church in Hurley with burial in the Quail Spur cemetery under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever. He is survived by the widow, three children, Onus Spears of Springfield, Kenneth of the home, and Mrs. A.G. Hemphill of Crane, three grandchildren, two brothers, Charley and Sam of Hurley and one sister, Mrs. W.R. Hall of Brown Springs.

 

Spears, Sam 1866 - 12 Feb 1947 CCR 20 Feb 1947 p1

[Note: married Mary Jane]

Sam Spears, 80, a retired farmer and lifelong resident of Stone county, Missouri, died at his home in Hurley on Wednesday morning, Feb. 12, 1947. Surviving are his wife, Mary Jane; four sons, Carroll of Crane, Mo., Albert of Overland Park, Kans., Loren of Cabool, Mo., and Edward Spears of Huntington Park, Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. Clemmie Jones of Hurley, Mo. Funeral services were conducted at the Hurley high school Thursday afternoon with burial in the Masonic cemetery at Crane under the direction of Maples of Clever.

 

Spears, Susie Jane (Johnson) Baker 18 Aug 1852 - 15 Dec 1935 CCR 19 Dec 1935 p4

[Note: Daughter of Richard & Cecelia (Morris) Johnson; married ? Baker; married William Spears]

Funeral services for Mrs. Susie Jane Spears, aged 83, wife of William Spears, a retired farmer, who died at her home Sunday morning in Hurley were held at 11:30 a.m. in the home and at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Yeakley chapel, six miles northwest of Republic, conducted by Rev. N.C. Chastain of Springfield, with burial there under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever. She is survived by her husband, Mr. William Spears, two sons, J.L. Baker of Hurley and Fred Baker of Bois D’Arc, and two daughters, Mrs. Ella Likins of Republic and Mrs. Ollie Frame of Mt. Grove, also by two brothers, B.B. Johnson of Willard and Joseph Johnson of Bois D’Arc.

 

Spence, Leicester T. 31 Mar 1924 - Jul 1978 OH 3 Aug 1978 p9

NIXA - Leicester T. Spence, 54, Route 1, Clever, died at 5:47 p.m. Wednesday in Cox Medical Center, Springfield after a short illness. Mr. Spence was the Vice President of Syntex AgriBusiness, Springfield. He was a veteran of World War II, when he served in the United States Army. He is survived by two daughters, Susan and Katherine of the home and a sister, Mrs. Joan Carson, Red Bank, N. J.

 

Spencer, Almus Preston 15 May 1907 - 26 Oct 1970    CCR 29 Oct 1970 p4

[Note: Son of Marion & Rachel Emmaline (Johnson) Spencer]

Almus Preston Spencer, 63, of Linden, died at 5:25 p.m. Monday in the Nevada State Hospital, following a long illness. Mr. Spencer was a lifelong resident of Ongo and Linden communities. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Gladys Stone of Rogersville and a nephew, Harold Adams of Rogersville. The nephew was reared in the Spencer home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today in Harris Chapel, Ozark. The Rev. Bill Evans will officiate. Burial will be in Linden Cemetery.

 

Spencer, Barbara Joan (Day) 14 Aug 1939 - 29 Dec 2006 SN-L 31 Dec 2006

[Note: married 11 Mar 1958 Knox Winford “Toby” Spencer 15 Nov 1937 - 16 Oct 2010

Barbara Joan Spencer, age 67, of Nixa, passed away on Friday, Dec. 29. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Burial will follow in McConnell-Bledsoe Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, in the funeral home.

 

Spencer, Betty (Mooneyham) 20 Oct 1936 - 1 Oct 2009 SN-L 3 Oct 2009

[Note: Daughter of Burel & Gussie (Wade) Mooneyham; married Jim Spencer]

Mrs. Betty Spencer, 72, Springfield, passed away Thursday, October 1, 2009, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. She was born October 20, 1936, in Republic, Missouri, the daughter of Burel and Gussie (Wade) Mooneyham. Betty retired in 2005 after 21 years of service as a Coordinator of St. John's Auxiliary. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Billings. She enjoyed people, reading, traveling, sports and particularly the St. Louis Cardinals, and was always especially fond of her pets. Two brothers, Steven Gilmore and Richard Mooneyham; a sister, Jolene Jaracke; and her parents, preceded Betty in death. She is survived by her husband, Jim Spencer of the home; two sons, Randy Andrus and Tamara, Jacksonville, Florida, and Greg Andrus, Republic; two grandsons, Kristopher Andrus, Lee Summit, and Tony Cole, Ozark; six siblings, Jay Mooneyham, Republic, Mary Raney, Fair Grove, Martha Luce, Springfield, Linda Brown, Republic, Sybil Ryan, Billings, and Elizabeth Brake, Springfield; her good friends at the Billings First Christian Church and the St. John's Auxiliary; and many other extended family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 4, 2009, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, with Rev. Micki Pulleyking officiating. Burial will follow in Wade Chapel Cemetery, Republic. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions can be made to the St. John's Auxiliary. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.

 

Spencer, Knox Winford “Toby” 15 Nov 1937 - 16 Oct 2010 SN-L 17 Oct 2010 & CCH-N 20 Oct 2010

[Note: Son of Carl & Louise (  ) Spencer; married 11 Mar 1958 Barbara Joan Day 14 Aug 1939 - 29 Dec 2006]

Knox Winford "Toby" Spencer, age 72, of Nixa, passed away Saturday, October 16, 2010, in the home of his daughter, Alicia. He was born November 15, 1937, in Springfield. He served his country in the U.S. Army, from 1954 until 1962. On March 11, 1958, he and Barbara Day were united in marriage. Mr. Spencer retired from Nattinger Materials Company in Springfield.

During the past few years he visited area Senior Centers, where he met many new friends and danced with his girlfriend, Johnnie Gould. Survivors include four children, Angela Nicholson and husband Chuck, Alicia Adams and husband and husband Johnny, Steven Spencer and wife Chela, and Tonja Blount; six grandchildren, Michael Childers, Jessica Garrison and husband Tanner, Jansyn Morgan and husband Jordan, William Blount, Justin Adams, and Tony Spencer; great-grandchild, Carlie Garrison; four sisters, Donna O'Dell, Anna Keller and husband Charles, Joann Smith and husband Jeff, and Carolyn Deeds and husband Everett; a step-sister, Ann Pinon and husband Mike; nieces nephews; and many good friends. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Barbara; two grandchildren, Cale Gormley and Cody Nicholson; his mother and step-father, Louise and David Brockus; his father and step-mother, Carl and Lynn Spencer; two brothers, Danny Brockus and David Brockus; and a step-sister, Kay Shipman.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 20, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Reverend Greg Brewer officiating. Burial will follow in McConnell-Bledsoe Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m., in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

 

Spencer, Linnea "Lynn" Esther (Sundquist) Bunn 4 Feb 1917 - 29 Apr 2009 SN-L 1 May 2009

[Note: Daughter of John & Esther (  ) Sundquist; married 1941 Carlisle Bunn; married Carl Spencer]

Linnea "Lynn" Esther Spencer of Springfield passed away on April 29, in Strafford Care Center at the age of 92. She was born on February 4, 1917, in Duluth, Minn., the fourth child of Swedish immigrant parents, John and Esther Sundquist. Linnea was the crossing guard at Robberson school for 14 years. She was active in her church and loved working in her yard. In the 1970s she made two trips to Israel. In 1997, she took a trip to Sweden to spend time with cousins she had written to and never met. In 1941, she married Carlisle Bunn and moved to the Hartville, Mo. area. They had two daughters, Margaret Ann of Montana, and Elizabeth Kay, who died in 1999. After their divorce, she moved to Springfield, Mo., where Linnea's father built her a home with a restaurant so she could work and watch her girls. Lynn's Cafe was on the corner of Campbell and Kearney. While working at the cafe, she met her second husband, Carl Spencer. Carl was the father of Donna Marie of Kansas City, Toby of Nixa and Anna Carol of Springfield. Together they had one daughter, Carolyn of Springfield. Linnea is survived by her 96 year old sister, Alice Ply of St. Paul, Minn.; her children and spouses; 19 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl; a grandson, Scott Shipman; and two great-grandsons, Cale Gormley and Cody Nicholson. Family visitation will be Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. in Greenlawn Funeral Home North. A memorial service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Central Christian Church. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Monday, at 11 a.m.

 

Snowden, Arlena C. 23 Aug 1932 - 3 Sep 2005 SN-L 6 Sep 2005

[Note: married Kenton Snowden]

Arlena C. Snowden, age 73, of Hollister, Mo., died at 9:33 p.m. Saturday, September 3, 2005, at Cox South. She was born on August 23, 1932, in Jefferson City, Mo. Survivors are her husband, Kenton Snowden of Hollister; two daughters, Karen Clegg and husband, Milt, of Ozark, and Kathy Croft and husband, John, of Hollister; four grand-children, Kristie Williams, Stacie Livermore, Holly Croft, and Kendall Croft; four great-grandchildren, Emily Williams, Collin Williams, Shaun Watson, and Aliyah Davis; two brothers; and four sisters. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 8, 2005, in Greenlawn Funeral Home in Branson with Rev. Alfred Garvin officiating. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, in the funeral home.

 

Snowden, Edith Lilly (McPherson) 7 Jul 1907 - 20 May 2005 SN-L 21 May 2005

[Note: Daughter of Elijah T. & Rebecca Jane (Clark) Morris McPherson; married 22 Sep 1933 Jewell Snowden]

Edith Lilly (McPherson) Snowden, 97, passed away Friday, May 20, 2005, in Christian Health Care of Nixa. Edith was born July 7, 1907, in Bradleyville, Mo., to Elijah T. and Rebecca Jane (Clark) Morris McPherson. She was united in marriage to Jewell Snowden on September 22, 1933, with three children born to the union. She attended State Teachers College in Springfield and subsequently taught school at Bradleyville and was a homemaker. In 1944 the family moved to Forsyth where she sold Avon products, worked for Owen Merchantile and enjoyed attending auctions. Upon Jewell's retirement, they purchased a home near Springfield where they resided until moving to Creekside Crossing. Some of her favorite activities were collecting dolls and framing pictures to sell at her flea market. She also enjoyed caring for her flower garden and watching the L.A. Lakers. Edith was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 60 years, Jewell; a son-in-law Bob Wantuck; a brother, Ralph McPherson; a sister, Gladys Norman; five half siblings, Luther, Sylvia, Garland, Harrison and William Morris; seven step siblings, Mary, Enos, Sarah, Rodila, Alta, John T "Bud", and Laura McPherson. She is survived by a daughter, Lela Jane Wantuck and friend, Bob Umphres, Springfield; two sons, Ralph Jewell and wife, Naomi, Springfield, and Charles Franklin, Branson; grandchildren, Pam, Shane, Steve, Jeff and Shauna and great-grandsons, Jonathan and Emerson. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. A special thanks to nieces Charlotte, Becky and Carolene, for their frequent visits and support. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday in Cedar Valley Cemetery under the direction of Whelchel Funeral Chapel. Friends may call in the funeral home in Branson, from 1 to 5 p.m. today.

 

Snyder, Genevieve C. "Ginny" (Beard) 11 Sep 1920 - 6 Nov 1998  CCH-N 18 Nov 1998

[Note: Daughter of Bernard C. & Mary Ann (Hendricks) Beard; married 11 Jun 1938 Eugene Snyder]

Genevieve C. "Ginny" Snyder, 78, Ozark, passed away at 11:05 p.m., Friday, November 6, in Ozark Riverview Manor, Ozark. Mrs. Snyder, a homemaker, was born September 11, 1920 in Galesburg, Illinois, the daughter of Bernard C. and Mary Ann (Hendricks) Beard. She was united in marriage to Eugene Snyder on June 11, 1938 in Princeton, he preceded her in death in 1981. Ginny was a member of Mercer Assembly of God Church in Mercer, Missouri, she enjoyed quilting, sewing and gardening. She was also preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and a sister. She is survived by a daughter, Rose Toepfer and her husband Charlie, Ozark; a sister, Cleliah Gennermann, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; a brother, Billie Beard, Moline, Illinois; two granddaughters, Linda McLaughlin and her husband Robert, Ozark; Karen Cranor and her husband Brad, Springfield; three great-grandchildren, Brandon, Justin and Shawn and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services was held at 2 p.m., November 10, in Mercer Assembly of God Church, Mercer. Burial followed in Middle Point Cemetery also in Mercer. Visitation was at 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in Harris, a Heritage Funeral Home, Ozark. The family has requested that memorial donations be made to the American Heart Association and/or the Alzheimer's Association.

 

Snyder, Janane Lee Dec 1973 -  Mar 1974 OH 4 Apr 1974 p7

[Note: Daughter of Michael P. & ? (?) Snyder]

Funeral services for Janane Lee Snyder, three-month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Snyder, Ozark, were held last Saturday in the Harris Chapel in Ozark, with the Rev. Allen Harrison officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Springfield.

 

Snyder, Karen J. (Wright) 31 Aug 1954 - 1 Sep 1983 OH 8 Sep 1983 p11

[Note: Daughter of Herbert & ?  ( ) Wright]

Services for Karen J. Snyder, 29, Ozark, were held September 3 at Harris Chapel with the Rev. Dave Stevens officiating, Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Springfield. Mrs. Snyder died Sept. 1 from injuries received in a car accident. A native of Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Snyder moved to Ozark in 1972. She was employed by Lily Tulip. Survivors include one daughter, Karene Launnell, of the home; one son, Michael Joseph, of the home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Wright, Ozark; two brothers, Preston Wright, Chicago, Ill., and Sgt. 1st Class Michael Wright, Fort Leonard Wood and one sisters, Miss Beverly Wright, Tucson, Arizona.

 

Snyder, Luetta P. (Drake) 1 Apr 1926 - 25 Feb 2007 SN-L 27 Feb 2007

[Note: Daughter of  Paul & Grace (  ) Drake; married Harry Snyder]

Luetta P. Snyder, 80, of Seymour, formerly of Springfield, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, February 25, 2007, at 3:10 a.m. surrounded by her loving family. She was the daughter of Paul and Grace Drake, born in Plymouth, Ind., She was united in marriage to Harry Paul Snyder on April 1, 1926, in Valparaiso, Ind. She was a wonderful homemaker and also worked many years at Shoppers Fair and Wal Mart. She was a member of First Freewill Baptist of Springfield, Mo. She was preceded in death by her husband Harry, her parents, and three brothers, James, Paul Jr. and Charles Drake. She is survived by her two daughters, Judy and James Gibbs of Grand Blanc, Mich., and Marilyn and Danny Ramage of Paducah, Ky.; son Ernie Snyder and wife, Missy, of Seymour, Mo.; and nine grandchildren, Jennifer Strygulec and husband, Bob, Grand Blanc, Mich., Jason Gibbs and wife, Rochelle, of Flint, Mich., Todd Leatherman and wife, Gena, of Paducah, Ky., Missy Powell and husband, Bryan, of Linder, Tenn., Troy Leatherman and wife, Jessica, of Midloathian, Va., Trad Leatherman and wife, Marlena, of Paducah, Ky., Ben Snyder and wife, Diane, of Ozark, Mo., and Pat Snyder of Seymour, Mo. She also had 17 great grandchildren. Special family members were Tom Leatherman and Debbie Snyder. A special thanks goes to caregiver Dottie Cantrell. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 28 at Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home at Rivermonte.. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. today, February 27, 2007. Online condolences can be made at www.klingner-cope.com.

 

Snyder, Matthew Dwain 9 Nov 1979 - 4 Apr 2002  CCH-N 17 Apr 2002

[Note: Son of Dwain & Christina (  ) Snyder]

Matthew Dwain Snyder, 22, Springfield, passed away April 4, 2002. He was born Nov. 9, 1979, in Springfield. Matthew was employed by First USA. His smile and humor will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him. He was a talented young man with many gifts. He loved children and they adored being with him. He was the beloved son of Christina and Mark McCann, and Dwain and Tonya Snyder. Other survivors include brothers and sisters, Ian, Braden, Jessica and Caitlin McCann and Nicholas Snyder; grandparents, John and Bert McCann, and Donald and Virginia Snyder; aunts and uncles, Adelia Smith, Mickey Boyce, Roy Edgington and Roger Edgington; cousins, Timothy, Lea and Jennie Smith; his girlfriend, April Burlison; other family members; and many friends. A memorial service was held following visitation on April 7, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Snyder, Michael P. 10 Aug 1949  - 24 Jul 2005 SN-L 26 Jul 2005

[Note: Son of Clinton E. & Joan R. (Tomlin) Snyder; married 8 Jun 1984 Teresa Young]

Michael P. Snyder, 55, Springfield, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2005. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 29, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will follow in the Selmore Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, in the funeral home

AND

Snyder, Michael P. 10 Aug 1949 - 24 Jul 2005 SN-L 27 Jul 2005

Michael P. Snyder, 55, Springfield, Mo., passed away Sun., July 24, 2005, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. He was born Aug. 10, 1949, in West Plains, Mo., the son of Clinton E. and Joan R. (Tomlin) Snyder. On June 9, 1984, he was united in marriage to Teresa Young in Springfield, Mo. He devoted 30 years to G.E. as a machine operator, owned and operated Snyder General Contractors, and worked for Ozark Flag Co. He loved dancing with his wife and spending time with his grandchildren. He also had a passion for cars and an enormous love of cats and dogs. He was preceded in death by his parents, and infant daughter, Janene Lee Snyder. Michael is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Teresa; a son, Michael J. and fiance, Brittany Melton, Springfield; daughter, Karene and boyfriend, Ed Minton, Nixa; four brothers: Allan Paul and wife, Claudia, Ozark; Terry, Ozark; Chris and girlfriend, Crystal Wilson, Spokane; and Douglas, Highlandville; four sisters: Mary Helen Frye and husband, Richard, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Dorothy Cummings and husband, Kenny, Tulsa, Okla.; Betty Jo Williams and husband, John, Ozark; and Sylvia Winslow and husband, Rick, Ozark; two grandchildren, Tyler and Kylene; brother-in-law, Tim Young, Springfield; many nieces, nephews, and loving friends. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 29, 2005, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with Jimmy Harriss officiating. Burial will follow in Selmore Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, in the funeral home. Memorial donations can be made to the Southwest Humane Society, c/o Barnes Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 796, Ozark, MO 65721.

AND

Snyder, Michael P. “Smiley” 10 Aug 1949 - 24 Jul 2005 CCH-N 3 Aug 2005

            Michael P. “Smiley” Snyder, 55, Springfield, Mo., passed away Sunday, July 24, 2005, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. He was born Aug. 10, 1949, in West Plains, Mo., the son of Clinton E. and Joan R. (Tomlin) Snyder. On June 9, 1984, he was united in marriage to Teresa Young in Springfield, Mo. Michael devoted 30 years to G.E. as a machine operator, owned and operated Snyder General Contractors, and worked for Ozark Flag Company on the weekends He led a rich and varied life and loved dancing with his wife. He had a special attraction for cars and always drove a clean car on Monday. He was a fairly small man in stature, but a huge man with an enormous heart when it came to compassion for his grandchildren, his cats and dogs. He was preceded in death by his parents, and infant daughter, Janene Lee Snyder. Michael is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Teresa; a son, Michael J. Snyder and fiance, Brittany Melton, Springfield; daughter, Karene Snyder and boyfriend, Ed Minton, Nixa; four brothers: Allan Paul Snyder and wife, Claudia, Ozark; Terry Snyder, Ozark; Chris Snyder and girlfriend, Crystal Wilson, Spokane; and Douglas, Highlandville; four sisters: Mary Helen Frye and husband, Richard, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Doro Snyder, Dorothy Cummings and husband, Kenny, Tulsa, Okla.; Betty Jo Williams and husband, John, Ozark; and Sylvia Winslow and husband, Rick, Ozark; two grandchildren, Tyler and Kylene; brother-in-law, Tim Young, Springfield; many nieces, nephews, and loving friends. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 29, 2005, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with Jimmy Harriss officiating. Burial will follow in Selmore Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, in the funeral home. Memorial donations can be made to the Southwest Humane Society, c/o Barnes Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 796, Ozark, MO 65721. 

 

Snyder, Shelby Cameron died 23 Jun 2003, an infant

[Note: Son of Douglas & Michelle (Rueter) Snyder]

Shelby Cameron Snyder, infant son of Douglas and Michelle (Rueter) Snyder, died June 23, 2003, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. His paternal grandparents Clint and Joan Snyder preceded him in death. Survivors include both his parents; one brother, Jordan Snyder; three sisters, Elizabeth, Julia and Hannah Snyder, all of the home; maternal grandmother Joyce Duke, Ozark; maternal grandfather Kenneth Rueter, Springfield; aunts and uncles Mike and Angela Wheeler, Paul Snyder, Mary Helen Frye, Mike Snyder, Dorothy Cummings, Betty Jo Williams, Terrance Snyder, Chris Snyder and Sylvia Winslow. Graveside services were held June 27 in Selmore Cemetery under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Jimmy Harriss officiating.

Sobotka, Beatrice Ruth (Ridley) 25 Jul 1920 - 3 Apr 2011 CCH-N 6 Apr 2011
[Note: Daughter of G. W. & Daisy (Griffin) Ridley; married 12 Jan 1940 Randall Sobotka 27 Mar 1916 - Oct 1986]
Beatrice Ruth Sobotka, 90, Republic, died Sunday, April 3, 2011, in Golden Living Center, Branson. She was born July 25, 1920, in Lindale, Ga., the daughter of G.W. and Daisy (Griffin) Ridley.  After attending a teachers college, Bea taught in a one-room country schoolhouse, in Cainsville, Mo., where she met Randall Sobotka. The two married Jan. 12, 1940, in Cainsville. In the late 1940’s, the family moved to Republic, where they eventually owned and operated the Owen & Short Hardware Store. Bea was a devoted wife and mother, who loved music, playing the piano and singing. She was a longtime, active member of the First Christian Church of Republic. An avid reader, Bea served on the Greene County Library Board. She was preceded in death by: her husband of 46 years Randall; their son Stephen; her parents; three brothers; and two sisters. She is survived by: a daughter and her husband, Susan (Sobotka) and Ron Jones, Branson; daughter-in-law Mary Sobotka, Tampa, Fla.; grandchildren and their spouses, Scott and Heather Jones, Rogers, Ark., Mike and Chanci Jones, Phoenix, Ariz., Jennifer (Jones) and Matt Steelman, St. Louis, and Trisha (Sobotka) and Roy Ellington, and Stephen Randall Sobotka II, all of Tampa, Fla.; six great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, at First Christian Church, Republic. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery, Republic. Contributions may be made to the First Christian Church. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.

Soden, Martha Jane (Pearce) 22 Feb 1872 - 8 Nov 1946 CCR 14 Nov 1946 p6

[Note: Daughter of  Sam & ? ( ) Pearce; married 5 Oct 1895 John Calvin Soden 22 Jan 1872 - 10 May 1928]

Mrs. Martha Jane Pearce Soden was born Feb. 22, 1872, near Boaz, Mo., and passed away at her home in Clever on Nov. 8, 1946. She was united in marriage to John Calvin Soden on Oct. 5,1895, and to this union six children were born. Her husband, three daughters and one son preceded her in death. She accepted Christ at an early age and united with the Mt. Sinai Baptist church, later moving her membership to the Clever Baptist church where she worked faithfully throughout her lifetime. Surviving are two sons, Raymond of Clever and Claude of Bruner, four sisters, Mrs. Francis Pearce of the home in Clever, Mrs. Abigail Harding of Springfield, Mrs. Lou Stokes of Dunnegan, Mo., and Mrs. Maggie Hollingburger of Webb City, Mo., se- [appears to be incomplete in the newspaper]

Soden, Robert L. 1 Feb 1929 - 19 Jul 2011 SN-L 21 Jul 2011

[Note: Son of J. Raymond & Salome M. (Williams) Soden; married Velma Lou]

Robert L. Soden, 82, of Springfield, Mo., passed away July 19, 2011. He was born February 1, 1929 in Clever, Mo. where he attended High school. He retired from Payne Sign Company. He married Velma Lou Blevins on February 22, 1946 in Harrison, Arkansas. Robert was a founding member of Fremont Hills Baptist Church. He was a past Master of Gate of the Temple Masonic Lodge. He loved woodworking, traveling, his grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by parents, Raymond and Salome Soden; daughter, Saundra Lynn Covey; son-in-law, David Hudson Covey. He is survived by wife, Velma Lou Soden; grandchildren, Robert Covey and wife Holly, Carrie Covey; great-grandchildren, Victoria, Noelle and Arianna Covey; brother, William Soden and wife Wanda; sister, Lena Mae Soden. Graveside Services will be Friday July 22, 10:00 a.m. in Glenn Cemetery in Nixa, Mo., with visitation in Greenlawn Funeral Home South 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday evening.

 

Sohn, Destry Colin Parrish 19 Apr 1969 - 9 Aug 2009 SN-L 21 Aug 2009

[Note: Son of Eugene & Beverly ( ) Sohn]
Destry Colin Parrish Sohn, 40, of Springfield, Mo., passed away on August 9, 2009. He was born on April 10, 1969. Destry is survived by his father, Eugene Sohn and mother, Beverly Hartshorn; children, Ashley Skeen and Harley David Sohn; sister, Michelle and husband Jeff Holt, Casey Sohn, Shannon Rouse and Samantha Harrel. Funeral services will be held on August 24, 2009 at 1 p.m. in Christian County Elks Lodge in Ozark, Mo.

Solari, Louis Edward 1 Apr 1928 - 6 Feb 1994  NN-E 16 Feb 1994

[Note: Son of James & Rosa (Zolezzi) Solari; married 23 Feb 1952 Joan Clear ]

Louis Edward Solari, 65, Nixa, formerly of Ankeny, Iowa, and St. Louis, died at 11:06 a.m., Sunday Feb. 6, 1994, in Cox Medical Center South following a short illness. He was born April 1, 1928, in St. Louis, the son of James and Rosa Zolezzi Solari. He was united in marriage to Joan Clear Feb. 23, 1952, in St. Louis. He was the commissioner for the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Board, serving from 1977 to present. He was a former business representative for Local 118 AFL-CIO St. Louis School Employees, a former board member of the St. Louis Teachers Credit Union, and an active member of the Democratic Party and former chairman of the Democratic Central Committee in St. Louis. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Springfield. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Joan Solari; three sons, Michael Solari and wife, Christina, St. Louis, Anthony Solari and wife, Rebecca, Battlefield, Louis Solari Jr. and wife, Jodi, Lincoln, Ill.; three daughters, Suzanne Price and husband, David, Columbia, Michele Watkins and husband, William, Bourbon, Denise O'Malley and husband, Christopher, Kirkwood; three brothers, James Solari, and wife, Marie, St. Louis, Xaiver "Chuck" Solari and wife, Bonnie, Kirkwood, Anthony Solari and wife, Mary, St. Louis; one sister Leanora Wolf, Roanoke, Va.; eight grandchildren. Services were held at l1 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11, in St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church. St. Louis, with Father Theodore Burghoff officiating. Burial followed in the Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, with full military graveside honors. Arrangements were under the direction of Harris, a Heritage Funeral Home. Ozark Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude's Hospital Memphis, Tenn., National Kidney Foundation, Diabetes Research Foundation.

 

Soli, Michael B. 13 Sep 1942 - 23 Mar 1998  CCH-N 1 Apr 1998

[Note: Son of ? & Loretta (Barnhart) Soli; married Merrilee]

Michael B. Soli, a former Tulsa resident, died in his home in Ozark, on March 23, 1998, after it long and valiant battle with cancer. Mike was born Sept. 13, 1942 in Ludington, Mich.. The family moved to Tulsa when Mike was three, where he remained until his move to Ozark in 1992. He served his country in the U.S. Army, being stationed in both the United States and Europe. Mike retired after 20 years as production manager for Wheatley Company in Tulsa, and was currently employed by Wilhoit Properties in Missouri. He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Morrison, and his mother, Loretta Barnhart Soli.  He leaves his wife, Merrilee; a daughter and her husband, Maria and Randy Melton, Ozark; a daughter and her husband Kristin and Kosta Veliz, Tulsa; his father, Russell T. Soli, Tulsa; a brother and his wife, Tom and Sandra Soli, Oklahoma City; granddaughters, Sarah, Emily, and Madison Melton, Ozark; numerous nieces and nephews, and many dear friends. Memorial services will be held at Adams Funeral Home, Ozark Thursday, March 26, 1998. Burial was in Weaver Cemetery.

 

Solomon, Amy Susan (Johnson) 11 Nov 1872 - 24 Mar 1909 CCR 1 Apr 1909 p1

[Note: Daughter of William Kim borough “Kem“ & Nancy Jane (Matthews) Johnson; married 22 Feb 1891 CCM James Lewis Solomon 19 Jul 1870 - 15 Jul 1957]

Died, At her home in Clever, Mo., Wednesday, March 24, 1909, Mrs. Amy Solomon, wife of J. L. Solomon. Mrs. Solomon was a daughter of the late W. K. Johnson and a sister of Mrs. Lula Wampler of Ozark. She leaves a husband and eight children besides a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her loss. The funeral services were held Thursday and were conducted by Rev. Baucom, of Boaz. The remains were laid to rest in the Chapel graveyard. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

 

Solomon, Betty Jo 7 Mar 1928 - 4 Sep 1938 CCR 15 Sep 1938 p2

[Note: Daughter of Ward & Lillian (Young) Solomon]

Betty Jo Solomon was born at Boaz, Mo., March 7, 1928, and died in a Springfield hospital Sept. 4, 1938, at the age of 10 years, five months and 28 days. Her father, Ward Solomon, and one sister, Norma Lee, preceded her in death. Betty Joe was talented in singing and reading and was a great help in the Sunday school at Oak Grove and also in the school. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Dillbeck, two sisters, Donna Gayl and Damarus Ann Dillbeck, her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Dahl, and Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Young and Mr. and Mrs. John Dillbeck, two great grandmothers and one great grandfather, other relatives and a host of friends to mourn her departure. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. in the Presbyterian church at Crane Tuesday followed with short services at the Mt. Sinai Baptist church conducted by Rev. Leo Perry of Monett, Mo., with burial in the Frazier chapel under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever, Mo.

 

Solomon, Bonnie Lee (Mitchell) 28 Mar 1930 – 24 Sep 1997  CCH-N 27 Sep 1997

[Note: Daughter of Calvin & Martha (Inman) Mitchell; married 10 Jun 1950 Robert Solomon]

Bonnie Lee Solomon, 67, Chadwick, born March 28, 1930 in Sparta, the daughter of Calvin Mitchell and Martha Inman, died on Sept. 24, 1997, in Heritage Manor, Springfield. She married Robert Solomon June 10, 1950, in Ozark. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Orton Mitchell, John Mitchell, and Clarence Mitchell; and a sister, Lena Rains. She is survived by: her husband, Robert; two children, Harvey Solomon, and Elaine Kellerman, Chadwick; three sisters, Velma Hobbs, Sparta, Mary Bell Steavens, Garrison, and Donnie Leming, Ozark; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27, in Garrison Baptist Church, Garrison, with the Rev. Dale Roller officiating. Burial will be in Swanville Cemetery, Garrison.

 

Solomon, Everett Efton 17 Dec 1891 - 14 May 1967   CCR 18 May 1967 p1

[Note: Son of  James Louis & Amy Susan  (Johnson) Solomon; married  Geneva Joy Gardner  12 May 1895 - 18 Jan 1964]

Everett Solomon, 75, of Clever, died about 1 p.m. Sunday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield. A retired garage operator, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lois Hambleton, Clever, and Mrs. Eileen Holmes, Springfield; one son James Victor of Springfield; one brother, Earl of Grand Island, Neb.; three sisters, Mrs. Lurel Carr, Springfield, Mrs. Margie Hunter, Mt. Vernon, and Mrs. Clarice Williams, Springfield; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Mr. Solomon was a member of Billings Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, Clever Lions Club and Clever Baptist Church. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Baptist Church in Clever with the Rev. Ed Brock officiating. Burial was in Mt. Sinai Cemetery under direction of Cantrell.

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Solomon, Everett Efton 17 Dec 1891 - May 1967

Everett Solomon, 75, of Clever, died about 1 p.m. Sunday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield.  A retired garage operator, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lois Hambelton, Clever, and Mrs. Eileen Holmes, 1111 North Rogers, Springfield; one son, James Victor of 2104 South Cedarbrook, Springfield; one brother, Earl of Grand Island, Nebr.; three sisters, Mrs. Lurel Carr, 2550 Lincoln, Springfield, Mrs. Margie Hunter, Mt. Vernon, and Mrs. Clarice Williams, 2129 East Elm, Springfield; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Mr. Solomon was a member of Billings Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, Clever Lions Club and Clever Baptist Church.  Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Baptist Church here with the Rev. Ed Brock officiating.  Burial was in Mt. Sinai Cemetery under direction of Cantrell.

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

 

Solomon, Geneva Joy (Gardner) 12 May 1895 - 18 Jan 1964

[Note: Daughter of  Nathan D. & Millie V. ( ) Gardner,; married Everett Efton Solomon 17 Dec 1891 - May 1967]

Mrs. Geneva J. Solomon, 68, a resident of Clever since 1908, died early today at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield after a short illness.  She was past worthy matron of the Order of the Eastern Star here and a member of the Clever Methodist Church.  Surviving are her husband, Everett, of the home; one son, James Victor, 2104 South Cedarbrook, Springfield; two daughters, Mrs. Lois Hambelton, Clever, and Mrs. Eileen Holmes, 1111 North Rogers, Springfield; one brother, Emmitt Gardner, 1220 West State, Springfield; one sister, Ophelia Perkins, 510 East Harrison, Springfield; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Clever Methodist Church.  The Rev. Wayne Jones will officiate and burial will be in Frazier Chapel Cemetery.  Cantrell is in charge.

Note: This clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner has a handwritten date of 14 Jan 1964, in the margin.

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Solomon, Geneva Joy (Gardner) 12 May 1895 - 18 Jan 1964          CCR 23 Jan 1964 p1

[Note: Daughter of  Nathan & Millie V. ( ) Gardner,; married Everett Efton Solomon]

Funeral services for Mrs. Geneva J. Solomon, 68, longtime resident of Clever, who died early Saturday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, were at 2 p.m. Monday in the Clever Methodist Church with the Rev. Wayne Jones officiating, assissted by the Rev. Ed Brock. Surviving are her husband, Everett; a son, James Victor, 2104 South Cedarbrook, Springfield; two daughters, Mrs. Lois Hambelton, Cever. and Mrs. Eileen Holmes, 1111 North Rogers, Springfield; a brother, Emmitt Gardner, 1220 West State, Springfield; a sister, Mrs. Orphelia Perkins, 510 East Harrison, Springfield; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Burial was in Frazier Chapel Cemetery under direction of Cantrell.

 

Solomon, George W. 12 Jul 1865 - 16 Jan 1934 CCR 25 Jan 1934 p1

[Note: Son of Wiley & Norma (King) Solomon; married 10 Dec 1889 Nancy C. Smith 15 Dec 1870 - 24 Aug 1914; married 9 Jan 1901 Leona M. Swadley 15 Apr 1882 - 18 Oct 1977 m/2 Dahl]

George W. Solomon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Solomon was born in Bedford Co, Tenn., July 12, 1865, and departed this life Jan. 16, 1934, aged 68 years, 6 months and 4 days. He came to Christian county with his grand parents at the age of 2 years, where he has spend the balance of his life. His father and mother preceded him in death, when he was a mere infant. He was united in marriage to Leona M. Swadley on Jan. 9, 1901. To this union two children were born, Leslie and Ward these both having passed to the life beyond, Leslie in infancy and Ward about three years ago. Mr. Solomon is the father of two sons by a former marriage, one of these dying in infancy and the other, Wiley W. Solomon, who resides in Springfield, MO. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, two nieces and one nephew. At about 40 years of age he professed faith in Christ and united with the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church of which he remained a member until death. All who knew Mr. Solomon knew him as a faithful husband, a good citizen and a devout Christian. Funeral services were held Jan. 17, at 3 p.m. at the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Curtis and Rev. J.W. Caughron, with burial in the Mt. Sinai cemetery under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever, MO.

 

Solomon, Gertrude Viola (Hamblin) 17 Apr 1891 - 20 Feb 1972 CCR 24 Feb 1972 p8 & OH 24 Feb 1972 p8

[Note: married James R. Solomon 24 Oct 1890 - 16 Nov 1960]

Mrs. Gertrude Solomon, 80, of Chadwick, died at 7:35 p.m. Sunday at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield. She had been a resident of Chadwick since 1944 and a patient at the Christian County Nursing Home at Ozark for the past 10 years. Surviving are one son, Robert Solomon of Chadwick; two grandchildren, and one brother, Cecil Hamblin of Gasville, Ark. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Chadwick Union Church with burial in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark.

 

Solomon, James Lewis 19 Jul 1870 - 15 Jul 1957   CCR 18 Jul 1957 p4

[Note: Son of Alexander Hardin & Sarah Frances (Williams) Solomon; married 22 Feb 1891 CCM Amy Susan Johnson 11 Nov 1872 - 24 Mar 1909]

Funeral services for James Lewis  Solomon, 86 who died July 15 at the home of a son, Everett of Clever, were held Wednesday, July 17 at 2:00 p.m. in the Clever Baptist Church with the Rev. Max Hamilton and the Rev. R. W. Forbis officiating. Burial was in the Frazier cemetery under direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Clever. He had been a resident of the Clever community most of his life and was a member of the Clever Baptist Church. He was a retired blacksmith and past Postmaster of Clever. Survivors include two sons, Everett Solomon of Clever and Earl Solomon of Grand Island, Neb; three daughters, Mrs. Lourel Carr of Reeds Spring, Mrs. Clarice Williams of Springfield and Mrs. Margie Hunter of Mt. Vernon; 12 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren, two brothers, Ernest of Lebanon and Robert of Fair Grove; one sister, Mrs. Tishie Wommack of Fair Grove.

Note: this clipping from the collection of Audrey (King) Maples has a handwritten date of 1957 in the margin.

Contributed by Rada Beth Maples.

 

Solomon, James Victor "Vic" 1 Aug 1914 - 19 Feb 1988 OH 25 Feb 1988

[Note: Son of Everett Efton & Geneva Joy (Gardner) Solomon; married Pauline]

James V. "Vic" Solomon, 73, of Springfield, died at 8:36 a.m. Feb. 19 at St. John's Regional Health Center. Services for Mr. Solomon were held Monday in the Klingner Chapel with the Revs. Joseph R. and Mary Jane Flower officiating. Burial was in National Cemetery. Mr. Solomon was born in Clever August 1, 1914. He attended Central Assembly of God Church, and was a retired parts manager for Monarch Machine Company. He served in the United States Army during World War II, stationed in Vincennes, France. He graduated from Clever High School and attended Southwest Missouri State University. His survivors include his wife, Pauline; two daughters, Vicki P. Stein, Kansas City, and Jane M. Powell, Springfield; two sisters, Lois Wilson and Eileen Holmes, both of Springfield; two grandchildren, Matthew and Eric Stein; three aunts, Ophelia Perkins, Luriel Carr and Clarice Williams, all of Springfield; and an uncle, Earl Solomon, Grand Island, Nebraska.

 

Solomon, John G. 20 Feb 1945 - 22 May 2010  SN-L 26 May 2010

[Note: Son of William & Jean (Briggs) Solomon; married 6 Nov 1965 Carolyn Chilton]

John G. Solomon, age 65, of Gravois Mills, passed away Saturday, May 22, 2010, in his home. He was born February 20, 1945, in San Diego, California, the son of the late William and Jean Briggs Solomon. On November 6, 1965, in Harrison, Arkansas, he was united in marriage to Carolyn Chilton, who survives of the home. John was a graduate of Southwest Baptist University. He served as Director for the Division of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities in Jefferson City until his retirement in 2000. He enjoyed fishing and loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. John was a member of the Westlake Christian Church. In addition to his wife, Carolyn, he is survived by one son, Shannon Solomon of Colorado Springs, Colorado; one daughter, Holly Hime and husband Derek of Ozark, Missouri; five grandchildren, Logan Solomon of California, Missouri, and Gracie Hime, John Cooper Hime, Neeley Hime, and Tessa Hime, all of Ozark, Missouri; and many other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday, May 27, in the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m., Thursday, in the funeral home. Inurnment will be held at a later date in the Fairview Cemetery in Sweet Springs, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Central Missouri Honor Flight Program, c/o KMOU-TV, 5550 Highway 63 South, Columbia, Missouri, 65201, centralmissouri This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.

 

Solomon, Marmaduke Marion  “Duke” 18 Sep 1879 - 25 Jul 1966

[Note: Son of  James N. & Sarah Susan (Williams) Solomon; married Dora Malin; married  Ruby Hill 18 Feb 1916 - 4 Sep 1999]

Funeral services for Marma Duke Solomon, 86, of Clever, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Cantrell Chapel here (Clever) with the Rev. Ed Brock officiating.  Burial will be in Wise Hill Cemetery.  Mr. Solomon, a retired section foreman for the Missouri-Pacific Railroad, died at 8:30 a.m. Monday in his home.

Note; This clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner has a handwritten date of 27 July 1966 in the margin.

 

Solomon, Matylene “Mattie” (Glossip) 11 Oct 1895 - 9 Sep 1989 NN-E 14 Sep 1989

[Note: Daughter of Henry E. & Ella Rose (  ) Glossip; married 16 Jun 1919 Willard Roswell Solomon 2 Sep 1894 - 3 Mar 1938]

Mattie Solomon, 93, of Ponce de Leon, died at 1:45 p.m. Sept. 9 in Primrose Place; Springfield. Services for Mrs. Solomon were held Sept. 12 in Ponce Baptist Church under direction of Harris Colonial Chapel; Ozark, Interment. was in Frazier Cemetery, Boaz. Mrs. Solomon was born Oct. 11, 1895 to Henry and Ella Glossip, and was one of nine children. She married Willard Solomon June 16, 1919, and to this union one daughter was born, Imogene. She was a member of Ponce Baptist Church for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, her daughter, and two brothers. Surviving are a grandson, Keet Short, Galena; a granddaughter, Ann Fuchs, Springfield; two great-grandchildren, Steven and Staci, Galena; four brothers, Joe and Jim Glossip, both of Highlandville, and Hub and Curtis Glossip, Ponce de Leon; two sisters, Grace Stockstill, Springfield, and Gladys Alford, Kilgore, Texas.

 

Solomon, Nancy Catherine ( ) Fugitt 20 Aug 1861 - 2 Nov 1934 CCR 8 Nov 1934 p8

[Note: married 14 Sep 1876 Rufus C. Fugitt; married ? Solomon; no MO DC found]

Nancy Catherine Solomon was born Aug. 20, 1861, and died Nov. 2, 1934, at the age of 73 years, 2 months, and 13 days. She was married to R.C. Fugitt. Sept. 14, 1876, to which union were born nine children. Her husband and two children preceded her in death. She was again married and she is survived by her husband and seven children: Mrs. Julie Cloud of Ozark, Mrs. Tishie Hanafin of Clever, Bud Fugitt and Ted Fugitt of Clever, Mrs. Hattie Coker of Nixa, Mrs. Ernest Fugitt of California, and Mrs. Etta Snodgrass of Springfield; 27 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Other relatives and a host of friends are left to mourn her death. She was converted and joined the Christian Church early in life. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 3, at 2 p.m. at the home conducted in the White cemetery under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever, Mo.

 

Solomon, Nora Mae (King) 8 Jun 1892 - 12 Oct 1980 OH 16 Oct 1980 p9

[Note: Daughter of Lewis Little & Lucinda (Carter) King; married 2 Oct 1910 Wiley William Solomon 25 Aug 1890 - 3 May 1964]

Services for Mrs. Nora Mae Solomon, 88, Springfield, a native of Clever, were held Wednesday in Klingner Chapel, with the Rev. Rex Hodge officiating. Burial was in Frazier Cemetery north of Boaz. Mrs. Solomon died Sunday in her home.

 

Solomon, Norma Lee 21 Jun 1929 - 27 Apr 1931 CCR 7 May 1931 p8

[Note: Daughter of Ward R. & Lillian (Young) Solomon]

Little Norma Lee Solomon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ward Solomon, was born June 21, 1929, and died at her home in Boaz April 27, 1931, being 1 year, 10 months, and 6 days old. Her father preceded her in death on June 15, 1930. She leaves to mourn the loss her mother, one sister, Betty Jo, her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Solomon and Mr. and Mrs. Will Young, one aunt Althea Young, one uncle, Wiley Solomon, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 29, 1931, at 3 p.m. at the Boaz Baptist church with Rev. Blackburn and Rev. J.W. Caughron officiating. Burial was in the Lorenzo Chapel under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Solomon, Oneta (McNabb) 29 Aug 1932 - 8 Jan 2002

[Note: Daughter of Boyd & Ceola (  ) McNabb; married 27 May 1951 George Lewis Solomon 5 May 1929 - 22 Dec 1996]

Oneta Solomon, 69, Spring field, passed away at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2002. She had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for more than a decade. Oneta was born August 29, 1932, in Carthage, Mo., the oldest of three daughters of Boyd and Ceola McNabb. Since the age of 12 she had one love, that of fellow Sunday school student and member of Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, George Lewis Solomon. They married May 27, 1951. Together they had three children; Michael George Solomon, Stephen Lewis Solomon and Suzanne Marie Solomon. Oneta lost George to brain cancer, December 22, 1996. Michael and his wife, Mary are of Springfield and have three children, Pepper Woolsey, Chipper Solomon and Aaron Solomon. Pepper and her husband, Cory, have two children, Cora and Preston. Stephen is of Dallas, Texas. Suzanne was tragically killed May 18, 2001, when she was hit by a drunk driver while en route to Dallas. Oneta is survived by her sister, Cynthia Huffman and many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews. She lost her sister, Rita Miller of Carthage in 1999. Oneta graduated from Central High School where she was a Worthy Advisor of the Order of Rainbow Girls. She had a love for classical music that was fulfilled as first chair violinist for the Springfield Youth Symphony. At SMSU, she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi and majored in elementary education. She maintained a straight A average throughout her education. Oneta was a REALTOR with the Greater Springfield Board of REALTORS. George and Oneta ran George L. Solomon Construction Company and built hundreds of homes together. Since her youth, Oneta was an avid reader and greatly enjoyed traveling. Oneta and George joined King’s Way United Methodist Church in 1961, where they were active in couples fellowship groups, raised their children, and Oneta was a member of The United Methodist Women. In spite of her many accomplishments, Oneta prized her family above all else. She had unfailing love and devotion for her family. She and George always led their children by faultless example. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today, January 12, 2002, in King’s Way United Methodist Church, 2401 S. Lone Pine, with the Rev. C.E. “Gene” Atkins officiating and under the direction of Ayre-Goodwin-Lee Funeral Home at Rivermonte. Burial will follow in Frazier Cemetery.  Springfield News-Leader, January 12, 2002.

 

Solomon, Robert 10 Sep 1927 - 27 Jul 2002 CCH-N 7 Aug 2002

[Note: Son of James Richard & Gertrude Viola (Hamblin) Solomon; married Bonnie Lee Mitchell 28 Mar 1930 - 24 Sep 1997]

Robert Solomon, 74, Chadwick, passed away July 27, 2002, in ManorCare, Springfield. He was born Sept. 10, 1927, in Olathe, Kan., the son of James Richard and Gertrude Viola (Hamblin) Solomon. He served his country in the U.S. Army. His wife, Bonnie, preceded him in death. Solomon worked as a welder and a union journeyman machinist before retirement. Survivors include two children, Harvey Solomon and wife June, and Elaine Kellerman and husband John, all of Chadwick; and four grandchildren, Amanda Anglin, Travis Solomon, Harold Rousseau and Emilee Rousseau. Funeral services were July 29, in Garrison Baptist Church with Rev. Dale Gann officiating. Burial was in Swansville Cemetery.

 

Solomon, Ward R. 7 Feb 1907 - 15 Jun 1930 CCR 19 Jun 1930

[Note: Son of George W. & Leona M. (Swadley) Solomon; married Lillian Young - obit says married as a newborn, prob actually married 1927]

Ward Solomon was born Feb. 7, 1907, departed this life June 15, 1930, at the age of 23 years, four months and eight days. He was married to Lillian Young July 6, 1907. To this union were born two children, Betty Joe and Norma Lee. He was converted in November 1919, and united with the Mt. Sinai Baptist church, of which he was a member at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife and two children, father and mother and one brother, Wily Solomon, of Springfield, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Monday, June 16, 1930, at 3 p.m. at the Mt. Sinai church with Rev. J.W. Caughron officiating. Burial was made in the Lorenzo Chapel under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Solomon, Wiley William 25 Aug 1890 - 3 May 1964

[Note: Son of George W. & Nancy (Smith) Solomon; married Nora Mae King 8 Jun 1892 - 12 Oct 1980]

Wiley W. Solomon, 73, of 1445 East Division, died at 4:30 a.m. Sunday at his home after a short illness.  A retired building contractor; he was a member of the Mt. Carmel Methodist Church.  Surviving are his wife, Nora Mae; three sons, Bob, of the home, Vincent Cecil, Kansas City, Kan., and George Louis, 3002 Lochlomond; four daughters, Mrs. Juanita Green, Kansas City, Kan., Mrs. Rebah Coffman, 1311 West Brower, Mrs. Eula Mae Mangan, 1444 Washington, and Mrs. Bonnie June Bottom, Brentwood; his step-mother, Mrs. Leona Dahl, Ironton, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be at 1:30 Tuesday in the Klingner Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Prosser and the Rev. Lynn Swadley officiating.  Burial will be in Frazier Cemetery.

Note: this clipping from the collection of Audrey (King) Maples has a handwritten date of May 3, 1964 in the margin.   Contributed by Rada Beth (Hayden) Maples.

 

Somers, Joseph Napoleon 1943 - 23 Jul 2007 SN-L 25 Jul 2007

[Note: Son of Frank & Elvira (  ) Sommers; married June]

Joseph Napoleon Somers, 64, Ozark, Mo., passed away July 23, 2007. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 27, 2007, in Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 28, 2007, in New Hope Cemetery, Pollard, Ark.

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Somers, Joseph Napoleon 1943 - 23 Jul 2007 SN-L 26 Jul 2007 & CCH-N 31 Jul 2007

Joseph N. Somers, 63, Ozark, Missouri, passed away at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 22, 2007, in Alaska, while doing what he loved best. Joe was a renowned hunter and fisherman, a man who loved and respected nature and the outdoors. An entrepreneur from his early 20s, he developed corporations and companies while staying true to his love of lumber and maintaining the highest industry standards. His love of flying took him to the Alaskan bush many times over the years to guide large animal hunts. He continued guiding all over the U.S. and enjoyed other countries as well. Joe's high energy, friendly outgoing personality and generosity endeared him to countless friends over his lifetime. He was a passionately devoted husband and father. The strength he lived his life by and the examples he set will always be there to guide his family. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Elvira Somers. He is survived by his wife, June Somers; a son, Joshua Somers; a daughter, Alyson Somers, all of Ozark; a son, Jody Somers and wife, Luisa, Granville, New York; and son, Jasen Somers, Colchester, New York. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 27, 2007, in Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel, with the Reverend Melvin Miller officiating. Burial will be held in New Hope Cemetery, Pollard, Arkansas. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m today in the funeral home.

 

Sommer, Gerald Elmer 10 Jun 1939 - 20 Feb 2005  SN-L 24 Feb 2005

[Note: Son of Elmer & Edna (  ) Sommer; married 1959 Marcia]

Gerald Elmer Sommer, born June 10, 1939, to Elmer and Edna Sommer, lost a hard fought battle to lung cancer Sunday, February 20, 2005, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. Gerald, a longtime resident of the Springfield area, believed in the power of family, hard work and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through the Lutheran ministry. He was preceded in death by his father, Elmer. He is survived by his mother, Edna, and his beloved wife of 45 years, Marcia. Additional survivors include six children, son, Jeff Sommer and wife Mandy, Joplin, daughter, Sherri Brosseau and husband Danny, Rogersville, son Gary Sommer and wife Linda, Republic, daughter, Susan Sommer Luarca and husband EJ, Nixa; son, Chuck Sommer and wife Amy, Billings, and son, Dink Sommer and wife Jennifer, Oronogo; Gerald was also blessed with 14 grandchildren, Josh and Stephanie Sommer, Joplin, Justin, Katie, and Kelsey Brosseau, Rogersville, Tommy Joe, Clayton, BreAnn and Logan Sommer, Mt. Vernon, Chad Luarca, Las Vegas, Nev., Sarah and Macey Sommer, Billings, and Allie and Hayden Sommer, Oronogo; and his brother, Roger Sommer and wife Judie, Kimberling City. Services will be Friday, February 25, 2005, at 12 noon. They will be held in Walnut Lawn Funeral Home, 2001 W. Walnut Lawn, Springfield, MO. 65807. Private family burial will follow in Pinecrest Cemetery, Kimberling City, Mo. The family will receive friends Thursday, February 24, 2005, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.

 

Songer, Bonnie (Woodmansee) 13 May 1906 - Dec 1977 OH 15 Dec 1977 p10

[Note: married Allen Songer[

ROGERSVILLE - Services  for Mrs. Bonnie Songer, 71, Rogersville were at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Marsh Chapel with the Rev. Winston Burton officiating. Burial was in Cabool Cemetery. Mrs. Songer died at 6:35 p.m. Saturday in the Springfield MediCenter after a long illness. She lived in Rogersville 10 years after moving from the Cabool area. Survivors include her husband, Allen; a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Vanskike, Rogersville; a brother, H. C. Woodmansee, Cabool; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Benson, Victorville and Mrs. Dorothy Parker, Cabool; and five grandchildren. The family will be at the chapel from 7-9 p.m. today.

 

Soole, Bertha 7 Jun 1897 - 8 Dec 1982 OH 16 Dec 1982 p6

[Note: married 1915 Roy Soole 1875 - ?]

Services for Bertha Soole, 85, Aurora, were held Dec. 10 at Peterson Funeral Chapel in Aurora with the Rev. Rex Mooneyham officiating. Burial was in Maple Park Cemetery. Mrs. Soole died Dec. 8 in Lawrence County Nursing Home in Mount Vernon after a long illness. Survivors include four sons, Bob, Aurora, William, Marionville and Bert and Shurl, both of Billings; three daughters, Mrs. Mabel Pendergrass. Aurora, Mrs. Mary Perriman, Reeds Spring and Mrs. Dolly Fushes, Lone Pine, Calif.; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

 

Soole, Shurl D. 24 Nov 1932 - 8 Jun 2003 SN-L 9 Jun 2003

[Note: Son of Roy & Bertha ( ) Soole; married 1954 Vera Mae 1934 - Nov 2010 ]

Shurl D. Soole, 70, Billings, died at 2 a.m. Sunday, June 8, 2003 in the home of his son in Aurora. He was born November 24, 1932 in Reeds Spring, MO. Mr. Soole farmed for several years in Marionville and later worked 23 years at the Walnut Bowl Co. in Billings. He operated his own woodworking shop for 17 years before retirement. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Vera; a son and wife, Jeff and Deanna Soole, Aurora; a daughter, Shirley Soole, Billings; four grandchildren, Gene Soole, Randa Brooks, Nikita Soole, and Lindsey Barnes; and a brother, Bobby Soole, Aurora. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2003 in Meadors Funeral Home, Billings, with Chaplain Jack Betts officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill West Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Springfield News-Leader, June 9, 2003. AND ©Ozarks Newsstand 2003

 

Soole, Vera Mae 1934 - Nov 2010  SN-L 6 Nov 2010

[Note: married 1954 Shurl D. Soole 24 Nov 1932 - 8 Jun 2003]

Vera Mae Soole, 76, Billings. Arrangements: Meadors Funeral Home, Billings.

 

Sorensen, Eric Zayne 2 Jun 1966 – 1 Dec. 1995  CCH-N 6 Dec 1995

[Note: Son of Ray & Sandy (  ) Sorensen; married Cathy]

Eric Zayne Sorensen, 29, of Nixa, died Friday, Dec. 1, 1995, in his home in Nixa. He was born  June 2, 1966, in Creston, Iowa, and was the son of Ray and Sandy Sorensen. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Springfield. He was preceded in death by: His grandfather, Raymond Sorensen. Survivors include: His wife, Cathy, and a daughter, Hannah, of the home; his parents, Ray and Sandy Sorensen, Maryville, Mo.; a brother, Matt Sorensen, Maryville; a grandmother, Willa Sorensen, Winterset, Iowa; and a host of relatives and friends. Memorial services were held Monday, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. William Moore officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hannah Sorensen Fund at First Savings Bank in Springfield.

 

Snider, Alice Bernice 1922 -  9 Nov 1981 OH 19 Nov 1981 p12

[Note: Daughter of George H. & Nellie F. (Hopper) Snider; no SSDI found]

Alice Bernice Snider, 59, Ozark, was found dead at her home Nov. 9 after apparently suffering a heart attack. Miss Snider was a native and longtime resident of Springfield. She had been a resident of Ozark for the past three years. She was a bookkeeper and a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Nellie Snider, of the home; a sister, Mrs. Fern Knight, Whittier, Calif.; two brothers, George, Whittier, Calif. and Raymond, Springfield; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held Nov. 13 in Klingner Chapel with the Rev. Ronald T. Fleming officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery.

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Snider, Alice Bernice 1922 - 9 Nov 1981 OH 19 Nov 1981 pB8

Card of Thanks

We wish to express our sincere thanks to our friends and neighbors of Spring Valley Estates for the beautiful flowers for Bernice Snider. You thoughtfulness has been deeply appreciated by her family.  Mrs. Nellie Snider and Family

 

Snider, Archie Huston Taft 20 Jan 1911 - 7 Apr 1948 CCR 15 Apr 1948

[Note: Son of Calvin Ray & Rachel (Caudill) Snider; married 3 Mar 1934 CCM Agnes Marie Belle Baird; married Ethel Hale]

Archie Huston Snider, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Cal Snider, met a tragic death by a locomotive last Wednesday, April 7th in Bakersfield, Calif., where he was residing. He was born 37 years ago at Bartlesville, Okla., later moving with his parents to Caney, Kans. He was a member of the First Baptist church at Caney. He is survived by his wife, the former Ethel Hale of Ozark, two children, Linda and Morriss by a former marriage, four sisters, Mrs. Terry Fuqua and Mrs. Cecil Noblitt of Caney, Kans., Mrs. Cervy Willis of Orville, Wash., Mrs. Ross Lee Rogers of Rogersville, Mo., and one brother, Chester, of Ozark. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Chaffin Funeral Home with Rev. Sylva Howard and Rev. Reg Mapes officiating. Burial was in the Ozark cemetery.

 

Snider, Bessie A. 10 Jul 1903 - 24 Apr 1976 OH 29 Apr 1976 p8

[Note: married John Fian Snider 4 Jul 1873 - 9 Oct 1975]

Services for Mrs. Bessie A. Snider, 72 of 1038 South Golden, were at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Harris Chapel, Nixa with the Rev. Joseph M. Fahl officiating. Burial was in Delaware Cemetery. Mrs. Snider died about 5 p.m. Saturday at her home after a long illness.

 

Snider, Chester John Henry 20 May 1902 - 8 Jun 1977 OH 16 Jun 1977 p2

[Note: Son of  Calvin Ray & Rachel (Caudill) Snider; married 12  Dec 1925 CCM  Ina Irene Baird 1 Oct 1907 - 7 Feb 1938 ; married  31 Aug 1940 CCM Hattie Dennis 24 Dec 1901 - 16 Dec 1982 m/1 Harvey]

OZARK - Chester H. Snider, 75, Ozark, died at 3:20 p.m. Wednesday in Cox Medical Center, Springfield, after a long illness. Mr. Snider was a native of Missouri. HE lived a short time in Oklahoma before moving back to Missouri. He lived in Ozark most of his life. Mr. Snider was a retired state highway employee and carpenter. He was a member of the First Baptist Church here. Survivors include his wife, Hattie; a son, Robert L. of Ozark; a daughter, Mrs. Wanda Wagner, Lamont, Wash.; three step-sons, Ike Harvey, Lester Harvey and Bill Harvey, all of Ozark; four sisters, Mrs. Terry Fuqua, Caney, Kan., Mrs. Verba Willis, Oroville, Wash., Mrs. Cecil Noblitt, Caney, Kan. and Mrs. Rosie Lee Rogers, Rogersville, and seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren, six step grandchildren and two step great grandchildren. Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday in Harris Chapel here with the Rev. Hubert Swearengin officiating. Burial was in Ozark Cemetery.

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Snider, Chester John Henry 20 May 1902 - 8 Jun 1977 OH 16 Jun 1977 p8

We would like to thank all our friends and neighbors for the prayers, food, flowers, cards and all the kindnesses shown our family during the illness and loss of our loved one. May God Bless each one of you. The Chester Snider Family.

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Snider, Chester John Henry 20 May 1902 - 8 Jun 1977 OH 7 Jul 1977 p10

The family of Chester Snider wishes to express their deep appreciation to all of their friends and relatives who sent cards, food and flowers, act of kindness shown, in the recent bereavement of their loved one.  Hattie Snider, Bob and Marolyn Snider, Wanda and Cecil Wagner and grandchildren and family

 

Snider, Elsie Mae (Hull) 24 Oct 1905 - 3 Nov 1954  CCR 11 Nov 1954 p1

[Note: Daughter of Charles & Ethel (Johns) Hull; married 10 Apr 1924 William Newton Snider 29 Nov 1901 - 29 Oct 1982]

Funeral services for Mrs. Elsie Mae Snider, 49, who died November 2 at her home in Springfield, were held November 5 in the Chaffin Chapel at Ozark, with Rev. Mitchell officiating. Burial was in Bruner Cemetery under direction of Chaffin Funeral Home. Survivors include her husband, Newt Snider; four sons, Gene, Jack, Frank and Jerry Snider, all of Springfield; four grandchildren; her father, Charles Hull; seven brothers, Otie, Fred and Alva, all of Bruner, Elzie of Elkhead, Ellis of Carthage, George of Claremore, Okla. and George of Kansas City, Kan.; three sisters, Effie of Bruner, Nettie of Springfield and Florence of Pryor, Okla, and other relatives.

 

Snider, Emma Florence (James) 1 Aug 1886 - 11 Dec 1954       CCR 16 Dec 1954 p3

[Note: Daughter of Adam Francis & Mary Fraces (Watts) James; married Henry Jackson Snider 1 Nov 1872 - 5 Jun 1952]

Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Florence Snider, 68, who died Saturday morning, December 11, at the home of a sister, Mrs. Adrian Shipman of Sparta, were held Monday, December 13 at 2 p.m. in the Bruner community building, with Bro. Fields officiating. Burial was in Bruner Cemetery under direction of Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.  Survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Bertha Snider of Webb City, Mrs. Effie Rogers of Oregon, Mrs. Mary Ann Snider and Mrs. Dove Shipman of Sparta; one brother, Newt James of Springfield; and other relatives. She was a member of the Church of Christ for over 30 years.

 

Snider, Evelyn Irene 1916 - 5 Jun 2005  SN-L 7 Jun 2005

[Note: married Chester Snider 13 Aug 1917 - 28 Dec 1991]

Evelyn Irene Snider, age 88, Springfield, Mo., died at 2:30 a.m. Sunday, June 5, in Cox South Hospital. She was a homemaker and a longtime member of Immanuel Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and belonged to the Women's Missionary Union. She spent her life caring for others. She was preceded in death by husband, Chester Snider. She is survived by two nephews, Kenneth Douglas Gardner II, Hazelareen, Ala., and Carl Henry Gardner, Liberty, Mo.; and one sister-in law, Mary Sutter, Springfield. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 8, 2005, in St. Peter's Cemetery, Billings, Mo. Visitation is from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight in Greenlawn Funeral Home North.

 

Snider, Francis G. 12 Nov 1906 - 14 Jun 1983 OH 22 Jun 1983 p8

[Note: Son of Joseph Franklin & Mary Ann (James) Snider; married Linda M. 8 May 1915 - 24 Feb 1988]

Services for Francis G. Snider, 86, Sparta, were held June 16 in Harris Chapel in Ozark with Dwayne Bray officiating. Burial was in Pembina Cemetery. Mr. Snider died June `14 in his home after a long illness. A native of Bruner, he had lived most of his life in Springfield and Sparta. He served 11 years in the armed forces and worked 26 years for Frisco Railway. He was a member of Frisco Railway. He was a member of Pembina Cemetery. He was a member of Sparta Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Linda M.; a son, Danny, Linden; a daughter, Mrs. Wanda Lou Hurd, Linden; two brothers, Wayne, Springfield and Joe Humble, Sparta; two sisters, Mrs. Belle Scott, Mount Vernon and Mrs. Rachel Pigg, Springfield; and four grandchildren.

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Snider, Francis G. 12 Nov 1906 - 14 Jun 1983 OH 22 Jun 1983 pB8

Card of Thanks

To all our friends and neighbors, the family of Francis Snider wishes to express our appreciation for all the kindness shown during out time of sorrow.  Linda, Danny and Family  Wanda, Lou, and family 23-1tc

 

Snider, Gene H. 25 Feb 1926 - 10 Jun 2009 SN-L 11 Jun 2009

[Note: Son of William Newton "Newt” & Elsie Mae (Hull) Snider; married 1955 Shirley Sue Hesterlee]

Gene H. Snider, age 83, Oldfield, died Wednesday, June 10, 2009. He was born February 25, 1926, in Bruner, the son of William "Newt” and Elsie Mae (Hull) Snider. Gene served his country in the U.S. Navy. In 1955, he married Shirley Sue Hesterlee. Gene was involved in area stock car racing as a car owner for more than 30 years and was inducted into the Racers Hall of Fame. He owned and operated Motor Machine Shop in Springfield until his retirement. After retiring he worked his cattle farm. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Sue Snider, Oldfield; three daughters, Connie Blevins and husband, James, Sparta, Linda Parr and husband, Joe, and Susan Pickens and husband, Michael, both of Springfield; two sons, Larry Willis and wife, Liz, and Jerry Willis and wife, Rachael, both of Michigan; 11 grandchildren, including Amanda Pickens, with whom he was able to share a special bond; numerous great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two brothers, Jack Snider, Oldfield, Mo., and Frank Snider and wife, Shirley, Springfield; and two uncles, Wayne Snider, Springfield, and Melvin Hull, Oklahoma. Gene was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Helen Snider; and a brother, Jerry Snider. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with full military honors. Reverend Bally Johnson will officiate. Burial will follow in Bruner Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Old Bruner Schoolhouse, in care of Adams Funeral Home.

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Snider, Gene H. 25 Feb 1926 - 10 Jun 2009 CCH-N 17 Jun 2009

Gene H. Snider, 83, Oldfield, died June 10, 2009. He was born Feb. 25, 1926, in Bruner, the son of William “Newt” and Elsie Mae (Hull) Snider. Gene served his country in the U.S. Navy. In 1955 he married Shirley Sue Hesterlee. Gene was involved in area stock car racing as a car owner for more than 30 years, and was inducted into the Racers Hall of Fame. He owned and operated Motor Machine Shop in Springfield until his retirement. After retiring he worked his cattle farm. Survivors include: His wife, Shirley Sue Snider, Oldfield; three daughters, Connie Blevins and husband James, Sparta, Linda Parr and husband Joe and Susan Pickens and husband Michael, both of Springfield; two sons, Larry Willis and wife Liz, and Jerry Willis and wife Rachael, both of Michigan; 11 grandchildren, including Amanda Pickens with whom he was able to share a special bond; numerous great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild; two brothers, Jack Snider, Oldfield and Frank Snider and wife Shirley, Springfield; and two uncles, Wayne Snider, Springfield and Melvin Hull, Oklahoma. Gene was preceded in death by his parents; a sister Helen Snider; and a brother, Jerry Snider. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. June 13 at Adams Funeral Home, Ozark with full military honors. Reverend Bally Johnson officiated. Burial followed in Bruner Cemetery. Visitation was from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 12 in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Old Bruner Schoolhouse, in care of Adams Funeral Home.

 

Snider, Hattie E. (Dennis) Harvey 24 Dec 1901 - 16 Dec 1982  OH 23 Dec 1982 p9

[Note: Daughter of William & Mary Jane “Janie” (Butler) Dennis; married Oliver Harvey; married  31 Aug 1940 Chester John Henry Snider  20 May 1902 - 8 Jun 1977]

Services for Hattie Snider, 80, Ozark, were held in Harris Chapel with Charles Eakins officiating Dec. 19. Burial was in Ozark Cemetery. Mrs. Snider died Dec. 16 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield after a long illness. Mrs. Snider was born near Bradleyville and had lived in Ozark the past 50 years. She was a member of Ozark First Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons, Ike Harvey, Lester Harvey and Bill Harvey, all of Ozark; one stepson, Bob Snider, Ozark; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Wanda Wagner, Lamont, Wash.; 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

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Snider, Hattie (Dennis) Harvey 24 Dec 1901 - 16 Dec 1982  OH 6 Jan 1983 pB5

Card of Thanks

We would like to thank our friends, our neighbors and relatives for the flowers, food, visits, prayers and all acts of kindness shown during the illness and death of our loved one.  The Hattie Snider Family  Mr. and Mrs. Lester C. Harvey and family  Mr. and Mrs. Ike Harvey and family  Mr. and Mrs. Bob Snider and family  Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Wagner and family  Mr. Bill Harvey

 

 

Snider, Henry Jackson 1 Nov 1872 - 3 Jun 1952 CCR 12 Jun 1952

[Note: Son of  Wiley Garner & Margaret  (Harris) Snider; married Emma Florence James 1 Aug 1886 - 11 Dec 1954]

Henry Jackson Snider, 79, was born November 1, 1872 in Tennessee and died in the home of Adrian Shipman near Sparta on June 3, 1952. He was the son of Wiley Garner and Margaret Snider, and moved to Missouri at the age of fifteen. In 1906 he was united in marriage to Emma Florence James.  He became a member of the Church of Christ some forty years ago and was a faithful member.  He is survived by his wife, and several nephews and nieces.  Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 5 in the Bruner community building, with Rev. Fields officiating.  Burial was made in the Bruner Cemetery under the direction of Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

Snider, Ina Irene (Baird) 1 Oct 1907 - 7 Feb 1938 CCR 10 Feb 1938 p1

[Note: Daughter of Luther Benjamin & Lucretia "Lula" (McCord) Baird; married 12 Dec 1925 CCM Chester John Henry Snider 20 May 1902 - 8 Jun 1977]

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Snider, John 6 Feb 1938 - 6 Feb 1938 CCR 10 Feb 1938 p1

[Note: Son of Chester John Henry & Ina Irene (Baird) Snider]

The infant of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Snyder of this city died Sunday and the mother followed in death Monday morning. The double funeral services will be held Friday at the Chaffin Funeral Home. The remains are being held pending the arrival of relatives.

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Snider, Ina Irene (Baird) 1 Oct 1907 - 7 Feb 1938 CCR 17 Feb 1938 p4

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Snider, John 6 Feb 1938 - 6 Feb 1938 CCR 17 Feb 1938 p4

Ina Irene Baird was born Oct. 1, 1905, to Mr. and Mrs. Luther Baird of Ozark and passed away Feb. 7, 1938, at her home in Ozark aged 32 years, four months and seven days. She was baptized into membership of the Ozark Baptist church Dec. 27, 1922. On Dec. 12, 1925, she was united in marriage to C.H. Snider. To this union were born three children, one preceding her in death by one day. She leaves to mourn her departure the husband, two children, Wanda Faye and Robert Lee, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Baird of Ozark, her grandmother, Mrs. Jane McCord of Ozark; four sisters, Mrs. Fern Howard of Ozark, Mrs. Rinnie Walker, Cumt, Ark.; Mrs. Agnes Snider, Los Angeles, Leona Baird, Ozark; three brothers, Silas and Orville Gene of Ozark and Leonard, Silver Plume, Colo.; five aunts, two uncles, one great aunt and a host of other relatives [INCOMPLETE]

 

Snider, Jacob A. 27 Feb 1876 - 18 May 1948 CCR 20 May 1948

[Note: Son of Loren D. & Martha S. (Allison) Snider of Webster County, Missouri; m 5 Apr 1903 Mearl Graham 25 Mar 1883 - Aug 1973]

Funeral services for J.A. Snider, 72, who died at his home in Kansas City on Tuesday, May 18, will be held at the Chaffin Funeral Home at Ozark on Friday, May 21. Burial will be in Ozark cemetery. Mr. Snider was a resident of Ozark for many years where he was engaged in the drug business. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Merl Snider, and one son, Joe, of Kansas City, and a daughter, Mrs. Helen Hayes of Springfield.

 

Snider, James Wilbur “Wick” 4 Nov 1914 - 30 Oct 1981 OH 12 Nov 1981 p8

[Note: Son of George H. & Nellie F. (Hopper) Snider; married Freda]

Graveside services for James “Wick” Snider, 66, Stockton, Calif., a former Springfield resident; were held Oct. 30 at Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Calif. Mr. Snider died Oct. 23 in Stockton, Calif. Survivors include his wife, Freda; four sons, James, George S., Edward and Jerry, all of Santa Monica, Calif.; two daughters, Janice S. Gerwig and Linda Rameriez, both of Santa Monica, Calif.; his mother, Nellie Snider, Ozark; two brothers, Raymond, Springfield, and George, Whittier, Calif.; two sisters, Bernice Snider, Ozark and Fern Knight, Whittier, Calif.; 14 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

 

Snider, Jerry 9 Jul 1939 - 16 Sep 2008 SN-L 24 Sep 2008

[Note: Son of William Newton & Elsie Mae (Hull) Snider; married 19 Aug 1962 Donna Lea Benenie]

Jerry Snider, 69, of Joplin, Mo., passed away September 16, 2008, after a courageous four month battle with cancer. He was born July 9, 1939, in Bruner, Mo., to William Newton Snider and Elsie Mae Hull. He was the youngest of five children. Jerry attended school in Springfield, Mo., and served in the U.S. Navy from 1957 to 1960. He married Donna Lea Benenie on August 19, 1962, in Arkansas. They moved to Joplin, Mo., in the early 1960s. Jerry worked at Blaylock Diesel for 20 years and also worked for Denney's Auto Sales for 40 years. Jerry, with his jovial attitude and quick smile, will be greatly missed forever by all who knew and loved him. Survivors are his wife, Donna of Joplin; a daughter, Carolin Dimetroff and husband, Steve of Joplin; a son, Jeff also of Joplin; grandchildren, Skylar and Denae, Treay and wife, Angie, Justin, Kyle and Jenna; three brothers, Gene and wife, Shirley of Oldfield, Jack of Oldfield, and Frank and wife, Shirley of Springfield; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Helen. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 27, in Bruner Cemetery, Bruner, Mo. There will be a dinner in Bruner School House following the services.

 

Snider, Joe A. 21 Jan 1911 - 26 Aug 1978 OH 31 Aug 1978 p5

[Note: Son of Jacob A. & Mearl (Graham) Snider; married Grace]

OZARK - Services for Ozark native, Joe A. Snider, 67, St. Louis, were at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Hoffmeier Colonial Mortuary, St. Louise. Graveside services were at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Ozark Cemetery with the Rev. L. E. Reynolds officiating. Mr. Snider resided in Kansas City and St, Louis most of his life. He had lived in St. Louis the past four years. He was a retired salesman for an automobile parts company. Survivors are his wife, Grace and a sister, Mrs. Helen Hayes, Ozark.

 

Snider, Joseph Franklin 13 Sep 1868 - 18 Mar 1941 CCR 20 Mar 1941 p8

[Note: Son of Wiley Garner & Margaret (Harris) Snider; married 10 Dec 1899 Mary Ann James 4 Jan 1884 - 23 Jun 1968]

Joseph Franklin Snider died Tuesday, and funeral services were held the following day at the Sparta Church of Christ with Brother Fields officiating, and burial followed in the Sparta cemetery under the direction of the Sparta Funeral Home, Rathbun and Chaffin. Born in Overton County, Tennessee, Snider was married to Mary Ann James in 1889. Besides his wife, survivors include: six children, Newton of Bruner, Francis of Springfield, Wayne of the home, Mrs. Bill Whitmore, Ozark, Mrs. Leo Pigg, Springfield, Mrs. Jack Scott of Rogersville; one brother, Henry of Bruner, one sister, Eliza Seagraves of Tennessee; ten grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Three children preceded him in death.

 

Snider, Kenneth Dale (House) 26 Aug 1947 - 28 Jun 2008  CCH-N 16 Jul 2008

[Note: Son of Wilbur Lee House & Beulah (Rardin) House; later adopted by his step-father Harold LeRoy Snider; married 1 Feb 1969 Billie Marie Jones]

Kenneth Dale Snider, 60, Ozark, passed away June 28, 2008, in his home. He was born Aug. 26, 1947, in Springfield, the son of Wilbur Lee House and Beulah (Rardin) House, and later adopted by his step-father Harold LeRoy Snider. On Feb. 1, 1969, he was united in marriage to Billie Marie Jones in Richland, and to this union three children were born. Kenneth was an honest man with a heart of gold and a comfortable charm that drew people closer to him. His magnetic personality and tender caring ways were blessings to his wife, children, family and friends. Kenneth was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. During his profession as a truck driver, he remained accident free for 17 years. Kenneth was also a jokester, when taking drives with his family he told them he was taking short cuts when actually he always chose the longest distance. He was a wonderful man who proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy. Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents and mother-in-law Mary A. Jones. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years Billie Marie Snider; one son Kenneth Dale Snider II and wife Trena; two daughters Yancy Snider and Angie Chamberlain and husband James all of Ozark; three grandchildren Kymberli, Emelia, and James Jr. Chamberlain; five brothers Steve Snider and wife Kelly, Michael Snider and wife Patsy, Stanley Snider, Greg Snider and wife Karla all of Springfield, and Randy Snider and wife Pam of Ozark; father-in-law Billie Jones of Richland; brother-in-law Bill Louis Jones of Richland; two sisters-in-law Mary Nunley and husband Jim of Richland and Connie Lentz of Buffalo; many nieces, nephews and loving friends. Funeral services were12:30 p.m. July 1in Barnes Family Funeral Home, East Highway 14, Ozark, with Pastor David Bills officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow at 2 p.m. in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation was 7 to 8 p.m. June 30 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, East Highway 14, Ozark. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2008

 

Snider, Linda M. (Campbell) 8 May 1915 - 24 Feb 1988 OH 3 Mar 1988

[Note: Daughter of John J. & Eliza (Lawson) Campbell; married Francis Gardner Snider 12 Nov 1906 - 14 Jun 1983]

Linda M. Snider, 72, of Rt. 1, Sparta, died at 7:07 p.m. Feb. 24 at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a long illness. Services for Mrs. Snider were held Saturday at the Harris Chapel, Ozark, with Gordon Shields officiating. Burial was in Pembina Cemetery; near Rogersville. Mrs. Snider resided in Christian County for most of her life . She was a member of the Sparta Church of Christ. Long active in Sparta community affairs, Mrs. Snider was known for organizing fund-raising events. She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis, in 1983. Her survivors include one son, Danny Snider, of Kimberling City; one daughter, Mrs. Wanda Lou Hurd, of Springfield; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two sisters, Muriel Moses and Pearl Campbell, both of Sparta; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Snider, Marolyn A. (Farwell) 15 Sep 1940 - 2 Sep 2008 SN-L 4 Sept 2008 & CCH-N 17 Sep 2008

[Note: Daughter of Clell & Glessie "Pauline” (Gann) Farwell; married 15 Jun 1957 Robert "Bob” Snider]

Marolyn A. Snider, 67, Ozark, passed away Tuesday, September 2, 2008, in Ozark Riverview Manor after a long illness. She was born September 15, 1940, in Bruner, to Clell and Glessie "Pauline” (Gann) Farwell. On June 15, 1957, she was united in marriage to Robert "Bob” Snider, and to this union two sons, Marty and Scottie, were born. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one son, Marty Lee Snider. Marolyn is survived by her husband of 51 years, Bob; one son, Scottie Snider and wife, Pam of Ozark; a daughter-in-law, Sandy Girth and her husband, Ron of Rogersville; four grandchildren, Shawna Brueggemann and husband, Jared of Highlandville, Erin Long and husband, Heath of Ozark, and Letesha Girth and Kyle Girth, both of Rogersville; two great-grandchildren, Ashlyn and Riley Long; one sister, Vivian Clinton of Ozark; several other relatives and too many friends to count. She loved and enjoyed the company of family and friends. She also enjoyed the ladies bible study group that she started for Victory Baptist Church, where she had been a member for many years. She loved playing the piano and was a member of the Red Hatters Club. She was also a member of the Ozark TOPS Club. She loved traveling, fishing and camping with her family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 6, 2008, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Bob Long officiating. Burial will follow in Hopedale Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, in the funeral home.

 

Snider, Marty Lee 4 Sep 1959 - 17 Oct 1991 OH 24 Oct 1991

[Note: Son of Robert “Bob” & Marolyn A. (Farwell) Snider; married Sandra McHaffie]

Marty Snider, 32, Ozark, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 1991 in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born Sept 4, 1959 in Springfield to Bob and Marolyn Farwell Snider. He had been an auto mechanic in the Ozark area for several years and a member of Victory Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Sandra, of the home; his parents, Bob and Marolyn Snider, Ozark; a son, Kyle and a daughter, Shawna, of the home; a brother, Scottie, Ozark; his grandmother, Pauline Farwell, Ozark; his grandmother, Pauline Farwell, Ozark; his mother-in-law, Marjorie Williams, Republic; his father-in-law, Jerry McHaffie, Bruner; and a host of friends and relatives. Services were held Sunday in Harris Colonial Chapel with the Revs. Jerry Cox and Hubert Swearengin officiating. Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery. A memorial has been established for his children, Shawna and Kyle. Those who wish to make donations may do so in care of Ozark Bank, P. O. Box 220, Ozark, 65721.

 

Snider, Mary Ann (James) 4 Jan 1884 - 23 Jun 1968 CCR 27 Jun 1968 p8

[Note: Daughter of  Adam Francis & Mary Frances (Watts) James; married  10 Dec 1899 Joseph Franklin Snider 13 Sep 1868 - 18 Mar 1941]

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ann Snider, 84, life-long resident of Sparta, were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Church of Christ at Sparta with the Rev. Tom Smith officiating, Burial was in Sparta Cemetery under the direction of Harris of Ozark. Mrs. Snider, a member of the Sparta Church of Christ, died at 1:05 a.m. Sunday at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield. She is survived by three sons, W. N., Francis G. and Wayne, all of Springfield; three daughters, Mrs. Belle Scott, Mount Vernon, Mrs. Neal Whitmore, Ozark, Mrs. Rachel Pigg, Springfield; one sister, Mrs. Dove Shipman, Bruner; 21 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren.

 

Snider, Mearl  (Graham) 25 Mar 1883 - Aug 1973 OH 16 Aug 1973 p8

[Note: Daughter of Joseph A. & Henrietta (Mounts) Graham; married 5 Apr 1903 Jacob A. Snider  27 Feb 1876 - 18 May 1948]

Funeral services for Mrs. Mearl G. Snider, 90, Kansas City, were held at 1 p.m. Friday in the Harris Chapel with the Rev. L. E. Reynolds officiating. Burial was in Ozark Cemetery/ Mrs. Snider, a resident of Ozark until 1921, had resided in Kansas City until July 28, when she returned to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Gerald Hayes of Ozark. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Ozark. Survivors, in addition to Mrs. Hayes, include a son, Joe, St. Louis; two brothers, Seth Graham, Fayetteville, Ark. and Nile Graham, Kansas City; two sisters, Mrs. Meda Edsel and Mrs. Lena Whitacre, both of Kansas City; a granddaughter and two great grandsons.

 

Snider, William Newton “Newt” 29 Oct 1901 - 29 Oct 1982 OH 4 Nov 1982 p9

[Note: Son of  Joseph Franklin & Mary Ann (James) Snider; married 10 Apr 1924 Elsie Mae Hull 24 Oct 1905 - 3 Nov 1954; married 20 Dec 1957 Nettie Brown; married 16 Sep 1974 Irene Morris]

Services for William Newton Snider, 80, Springfield , were held Nov. 1 in Ayre-Goodwin Chapel with the Rev. Joe Lafferty officiating. Burial was in Bruner Cemetery east of Sparta. Mr. Snider died Oct. 29 in the emergency room at Cox Medical Center at Cox Medical Center after apparently suffering a heart attack. Survivors include his wife, Irene; four sons, Frank and Gene, both of Springfield, Jerry, Joplin, and Jack, Claremore, Okla; three brothers, Joe Humble and Francis, both of Sparta and Wayne, Springfield; two sisters, Mrs.  Rachel Pigg, Rogersville and Mrs. Belle Scott, Mountain Vernon; 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

 

Snodgrass, Arlin Kent 15 Jan 1942 - 31 Aug 2002  CCH-N 25 Sep 2002

[Note: Son of Joseph Arlin & Marjorie (Edwards) Snodgrass; married 1964 Zona Kay Monger]

Arlin Kent Snodgrass, 60, Bolivar, died Aug. 31, 2002, after waging a valiant and courageous battle with lung cancer. Snodgrass was born Jan. 15, 1942, to Joseph Arlin and Marjorie Edwards Snodgrass in Elkland. In 1959, he was a member of the last class to graduate from Elkland High School. As a young man, showing animals at the Ozark Empire Fair and at local county fairs was one of his favorite pursuits, which he continued with his children in the showing of dairy cattle. In 1964 he married to Zona Kay Monger of Ozark. Snodgrass worked at night in the data processing department of Union National Bank to finance his college education, graduating from Southwest Missouri State College with degrees in animal science, math and science. He continued to work at Union National for a time, then was employed in research with Genetically Controlled Prize Swine Producers Inc., the Greene County Health Department, and Frisco. In 1969, Kent and Kay Snodgrass moved to Bolivar where they made their home and raised their children, Jan and David. He was branch manager of Production Credit Association, now known as Farm Services Administration, for many years. In 1974 he began working two jobs, salesman for M&M Farm Center and teacher at Fair Grove of classes for Vietnam veterans, so that Kay could return to college. A member of First Christian Church, Bolivar, Snodgrass served as a trustee, former board chairman and chairman of the church building committee, as well as serving on the Polk County Fair Board and other community activities. Snodgrass is survived by his wife, Kay; his children, Jan and Steve Norton of Nixa and David Snodgrass and Lori Wells of Bolivar; his grandchildren, Doran Snodgrass, Emily Wells, Laney, Stephanie, and Britni Norton; his mother, Marjorie Snodgrass of Elkland; his brother and wife, Burnie and Marilyn Snodgrass of Springfield; his mother-in-law, Dorothy Monger of Ozark; his brother-in-law, Mike Monger, and his wife, Helen, of Phillipsburg; his nephew, Joe Snodgrass; his nieces and their husbands, Michelle and Larry Winfree of Springfield and Brian and Angela Gier o£ Ft. Worth, Texas; many cousins and friends. Services were held Sept. 4, in the First Christian Church, Bolivar, under the direction of Butler Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church Building Fund in care of Nancy McMillan, 1520 S. Olive Ave., Bolivar Mo. 65613.

 

Snodgrass, Donnie 2 Apr 1937 - 28 Jan 1938 CCR 3 Feb 1938 p4

[Note: Son of Rex & Edna (Hogan) Snodgrass]

AND

Snodgrass, Ronnie 2 Apr 1937 - 30 Jan 1938 CCR 3 Feb 1938 p4

[Note: Son of Rex & Edna (Hogan) Snodgrass]

Ronnie and Donnie, the nine month old twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. Rex Snodgrass of 1719 W. Calhoun St., Springfield, died at the home of pneumonia on Friday morning, Jan. 28, and Sunday night, Jan. 30. Ronnie was buried Friday and Donnie Monday. They are survived by their parents, three brothers, Jackie Lou, Doye and Leroy and one half-brother, Forrest Penn. Burial was made under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever. [MO DC says buried Halltown, MO]

 

Snodgrass, Edward 8 Sep 1921 - 5 Jan 1982 OH 7 Jan 1982 p9

[Note: Son of Ulmon & Lora Mildred (Fugitt) Snodgrass; married Mary Jane]

Services for Edward Snodgrass, 60, Springfield, were held Jan. 5 in Glendale Baptist Church with the Revs. Thomas McClain and Hubert Fugitt officiating. Burial was in National Cemetery under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home South. Mr. Snodgrass died Jan. 1 at his home following a long illness. Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane; one son, Phillip, Springfield; one stepson, Gary Lee Martin, with the U.S. Navy in Lemoore, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Barbara Hagman, Crete, Ill. and Mrs. Judy Naegler, Springfield; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Marcia Nash, Springfield and Mary Beth Martin, Ozark; one sister, Mrs. Betty Hanks, Springfield; and seven grandchildren.

 

Snodgrass, Hildreth 9 Mar 1924 - 6 Jul 1935 CCR 11 Jul 1935 p1

[Note: Daughter of Naith & Rosie (Johnson) Snodgrass - mother‘s first name hard to read on MO DC; ]

Funeral services for Hildreth Snodgrass, the 11-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Naith Snodgrass of 623 South Robinson, in Springfield, whose death occurred Saturday morning, July 6, in the Springfield hospital, were held at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the Cross Roads church, conducted by Rev. Allmus of Aurora, with burial in the Wright cemetery under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever. Beside the parents, she is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Ada Feller, Mrs. Cuma Bradley, both of Aurora, and Miss Pauline Snodgrass, and two brothers, Howard and Clifford, of the home.

 

Snodgrass, Lora Mildred (Fugitt) 10 Dec 1904 - 1 May 1947 CCR 8 May 1947 p1

[Note: Daughter of Jeff & Ellen (  ) Fugitt; married 15 Dec 1920 Ulman Snodgrass]

Mrs. Lora Mildred Snodgrass was born Dec. 10, 1904, near Clever, Mo., the daughter of Jeff and Ellen Fugitt. She passed away May 1, 1947, at the Burge hospital in Springfield. She was united in marriage to Ulman Snodgrass on Dec. 15, 1920, and to this union were born three children. One child preceded her in death. She was converted at an early age and united with the Union Ridge Baptist church. When she moved to Springfield in 1927, she placed her membership with Immanuel Baptist church. Surviving are her husband, Ulman; one son, Edward Snodgrass, and one daughter, Betty Hanks, both of Springfield; two grandchildren; three brothers, Dewey and Lennie Fugitt of Springfield and Hubert of Stotts City, Mo. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Immanuel Baptist Church with Rev. Floyd Hanks officiating. Burial was in the Rock Prairie cemetery near Halltown under direction of Maples of Clever.

 

Snodgrass, Monroe 22 Apr 1844 - 21 Oct 1931 CCR 29 Oct 1931 p5

[Note: Son of Thomas & Caroline (Marlow/Moore) Snodgrass - MODC gives mother‘s name as Caroline Marlow; several World Connect files by Bourne say it was Caroline Moore; married 23 Jul 1866 Mary Margaret Tatum;  married Sarah Seals; married Sarah Brownlow Herrell  11 Feb 1858 - 27 Dec 1942; father of with first two wives (unsure which for each one) - Hildredth Little Joe Snodgrass c1868 - ?; Thomas S. Snodgrass 14 Feb 1873 - 5 Apr 1945; Jonathan Snodgrass c1873 - ? Lou Snodgrass ; children with Sarah Herrell - Rufus R. Snodgrass 11 Feb 1878 - 3 Jul 1961; Newton L. “Newt” Snodgrass Jul 1884 - ?; William Sherman Snodgrass 1 Nov 1885 - 30 Aug 1951;   Maude Ethel (Snodgrass) Cook;. Meldia Ann (Snodgrass) Fugitt 25 Jan 1889 - 19 Aug 1966; Nathan Monroe Snodgrass 15 Apr 1894 - ?]

Funeral services for Monroe Snodgrass, aged 87, who died at his home six miles southeast of Clever early Wednesday morning, Oct. 21, were held at the Cross Roads Church at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, with Rev. Barrett of Marionville officiating. Burial was made in the Wright cemetery under direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever. He is survived by his wife and eight children.

 

Snodgrass, Rosa Mae (Seals) 23 Dec 1877 - 8 Feb 1948 CCR 19 Feb 1948

[Note: Daughter of Greenberry & Martha (Willoughby) Seals; married 19 Mar 1893 CCM Thomas “Tom” Snodgrass 1872 - 5 Apr 1945

Rosa Snodgrass was born December 23, 1876, and departed this life February 8, 1948 at the age of 71 years, one month and 15 days. She was converted many years ago and joined the Church of God at Mansfield, where she was a member at the time of her death. Her husband, Tom Snodgrass, preceded her in death April 5, 1945. She is survived by three children; Paul of Omaha, Nebr., Mrs. Frances Barnett of Modesto, Calif., and Tom Seals of Springfield; five sisters and two brothers; Mrs. Tillie Rutledge, Mrs. Lizzie Wells and Mrs. Edna Brown, all of Springfield, Mo., Mrs. Cordia Nokes of Arkansas and Mrs. Lula Galloway of Los Angeles, Calif., Charley Seals of Nixa and John Seals of California; 17 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, besides other relatives and a host of friends to mourn her passing. Funeral services were held Sunday at 1:30 in the Nixa Baptist Church with Rev. R.C. Harding officiating. Burial was made in the Glenn cemetery under direction of Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Snodgrass, Rufus R. 11 Feb 1878 - 3 Jul 1961      CCR 13 Jul 1961 p1

[Note: married Letha R. Pruitt  20 Feb 1888 - 26 Jun 1944]

Services for Rufus R. Snodgrass, 83, of 3133 West State, Springfield, who died Sunday at Redlands, Calif. were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Harris Chapel in Nixa with the Rev. Perry Cousins officiating. Burial was in McConnell Cemetery.

 

Snodgrass, Sarah Brownlow (Herrell) 11 Feb 1858 - 27 Dec 1942 CCR 31 Dec 1942 p1

[Note: married 1878 Monroe Snodgrass]

Sarah Brownlow Herrell was born Feb. 11, 1858, in Tennessee and departed this life Dec. 27, 1942, at the home of a son at 649 N. Franklin, Springfield. She was 84 years, 11 months and 15 days of age. She came with her parents to Missouri when just a girl, locating at Forsyth, MO. She was married to Monroe Snodgrass at the age of 20 years, and to this union were born four sons and two daughters: Newt of Illinois, Sherman and Nathan of Springfield, Rufus of Republic, Mrs. Maude Cook of Billings, and Mrs. Meldia Fugitt of Clever, MO. She professed faith in Christ in her forties and joined the Christian church at Jamesville, MO, later uniting with the Church of God at Kimberling and was a member at the time of her death. She was a good and faithful mother and will be greatly missed by all. Those who survive her are, five children, one sister, 42 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Monday at the Cross Roads church, conducted by Rev. J.F. Allman of Aurora, with burial in the Wright cemetery under direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home.

 

Snodgrass, Thomas “Tom” 14 Feb 1873 - 5 Apr 1945 CCR 12 Apr 1945 p4

[Note: Son of  Monroe & Sarah (Seals) Snodgrass; married Rosa Mae Seals 23 Dec 1877 - 8 Feb 1948]

Funeral services for Tom Snodgrass were held Tuesday afternoon in the Nixa Christian church conducted by Rev. R.C. Harding. Mr. Snodgrass passed away Thursday, April 5, at his home in Springfield. Surviving are his wife, Rose; one son, Paul of Omaha, Neb.; one foster son, Tom Seale of Springfield; one daughter, Mrs. Frances Barnett of Modesto, Calif.; five brothers, Sherman and Rufe of Republic, Mo., Newt of Kansas, Nathan and Lou of Springfield; and two sisters, Mrs. Lemon Fugitt and Mrs. Will Cook, both of Clever. Burial was made in the Glenn cemetery under direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Snook, Artleira (Osburn) 5 Mar 1889   - 5 Mar 1972 CCR 9 Mar 1972 p4 & OH 9 Mar 1972 p4

[Note: Daughter of  Thomas Gerome & Mary Ann (Stubbs) Osburn; married  Henry Snook 2 Feb 1876 - 7 Oct 1947]

Mrs. Artleira Snook, 83, of Sparta, died at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the home of a son, Kenneth of Sparta, following a long illness. Mrs. Snook, a lifelong resident of Sparta, is survived by her son and a granddaughter, Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Adams Chapel, Ozark, with Jack Richardson officiating. Burial was in Monger Cemetery.

 

Snook, Billie J. 18 Oct 1929 - 25 Oct 2001  CCH-N 7 Nov 2001

[Note: Son of John F. & Blanche (Haddock) Snook; married 21 May 1949 Bonnie Mae Smith ? - 10 Feb 1995]

Billie J. Snook, age 72, of Monett, Missouri, passed away Thursday, October 25, 2001, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, Missouri. He was born October 18, 1929, in Pierce City Missouri, the son of John F. and Blanche Haddock Snook. On May 21, 1949, he was united in marriage to Bonnie Mae Smith, who preceded him in death on February 10, 1995. He was preceded in death by his parents. Billie is survived by one son, Robert Snook and his wife, Iciminda of Ozark; two daughters, Jo Ann Charles of Springfield and Brenda Snook of Monett; one brother, Bob Snook and his wife, Bertha of Republic; six grandchildren and one great-grandson. During the Korean War Billie served with the United States Air Force. In 1966 he moved to Exeter, Missouri from Butler, Missouri. He then resided in Springfield for a while and in 1978 moved to Monett to make his home. He was employed as parts manager with G.M.C. Automotive many years, from which he retired. He was a member of Exeter First Baptist Church and was a past deacon. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. October 28, 2001, in Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter, Missouri, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville, Missouri. Pastor Doug Richey conducted the services.

 

Snook, Henry 2 Feb 1876 - 7 Oct 1947 CCR 16 Oct 1947 p1

[Note: Son of  Bernice & Jessie Luetta (Morrison) Harville, according to Chaffin Funeral Home ; Record - Surnames of parents do differ from his; Son of James & Sarah (Earnshaw) Snook according to MO DC; married 1 Jan 1914 Artelia Osburn 5 Mar 1889   - 5 Mar 1972]

Funeral services for Henry Snook, 71, who died Oct. 7 at his home at Sparta, were held Thursday, Oct. 9, in the Sparta Church of Christ, conducted by Bro. Weatherwax. Burial was in Monger cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home. In 1914, he was married to Artelia Osburn, and he is survived by the widow and two children, Kenneth and Ruby, both of the home. Another son, Clyde, preceded him in death in 1920. Other survivors include one half-brother, George Snook, of Laurel, Iowa, and two sisters, Mrs. Edna Davenport of Farrar, Iowa, and Mrs. Minnie Perry of Des Moines, Iowa. He united with the Church of Christ at the age of 39 and remained a member until his death.

 

Snook, Kenneth 26 Mar 1917 - 4 Oct 1978 OH 12 Oct 1978 p13

[Note: married 24 Aug 1965 Maggie Thelma Adams]

SPARTA - Services for Kenneth Snook, 61, Sparta, were at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Oldfield Church of Christ with Herle Gardner officiating, Burial was in Old Boston Cemetery under the direction of Adams of Ozark. Mr. Snook died Wednesday morning in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, after a short illness. He was a member of the Springfield Church of Christ and was a lifelong Christian County resident. He was a livestock artificial inseminator for Midwest Breeders Association and a farmer. Survivors include his wife, Thelma; and a daughter, Miss Linda Fay Snook, of the home.

 

Snow, Charles Edward 3 Mar 1898 - 22 Jul 1985 OH 1 Aug 1985 p5

[Note: Son of Peter Michael & Elizabeth “Bettie” (Yount) Snow; married 23 Apr 1930 Maude Mae Lakey 11 Aug 1900 - 5 May 1990 who married first Isaac Pruitt; Maude, daughter of Levi & Henrietta (Stillings) Lakey]

Services for Charles Edward Snow, 87, Billings, were held July 25 in Ayre-Goodwin Chapel, Springfield, with the Rev. Paul Reed officiating. Graveside services were held in Stillings Cemetery near Ava with Rev. Hobo Applegate officiating. Mr. Snow died July 22 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, following a long illness. A native and longtime resident of Ava, he moved to Billings about three years ago. He was a retired farmer and veteran of World War I. Survivors include his wife, Maude; two sons, Herbert, Wichita, Ken.: and Bruce, Billings; three stepsons, Orville and Jay Pruiett, both of Billings and Junior B. Pruiett, Springfield; a stepdaughter, Bertie Nelson, Elkhead; a sister, Vivien Votaw, San Marcos, Texas; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren

Snow, Ethel Grace (Klassen) 2 Aug 1922 - 22 Aug 2011 SN-L 24 Aug 2011 & CCH-N 31 Aug 2011 & AdamsFH

[Note: Daughter of Peter & Mary (Ebel) Klassen; married 17 Nov 1954 Kenneth L. Snow]

Ethel G. Snow, age 89, of Ozark, passed away Monday, August 22, 2011. She was born August 2, 1922 in Medford, Oklahoma, the daughter of Peter and Mary (Ebel) Klassen. On November 17, 1954 she and Kenneth L. Snow were united in marriage. Ethel was a member of First Baptist Church of Ozark. Her service to the Lord and her prayer life were most important to her. She played the organ and enjoyed listening to music. Ethel loved her family and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandson. Survivors include: her son, Rick Snow and wife Michelle, Ozark; a step-son, Ronald Snow and wife Mary, Ozark; a grandson, Lance Snow, St. Joseph; a sister, Lois Murray and husband Dale, Wichita, Kansas; a brother, John Klassen and wife Janice, Springfield; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth in 2002; and three brothers, Wesley, Eugene, and Robert Klassen. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, August 25, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will follow in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens, Springfield. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to The Baptist Home in Ozark.

 

Snow, Kenneth L. 28 May 1916 - 14 Nov 2002  CCH-N 20 Nov 2002

[Note: Son of George & Maude (  ) Snow; married 1937 Wilda Alcorn who died 1954; married second Ethel Klassen

Imogene Bennett in researching this family has determined that Maude was Lily Maude Cloud. She married George Snow in Greene County, Missouri 23 December 1901 Marriage Record O:125]

Kenneth L. Snow, age 86, of Ozark, formerly of Nixa, passed from this life at 4:08 PM. Thursday, November 14, 2002 at The Baptist Home. He was born May 28, 1916 in Galloway, Missouri, the son of George and Maude Snow. He was married in 1937 to Wilda Alcorn who preceded him in death in 1954. His parents and a sister, Lois Hodge also preceded him in death. He later married Ethel Klassen. Kenneth worked in the plumbing and heating and propane gas business until retirement in 1978. He gave his life to the Lord in 1952 and was a member of First Baptist Church of Ozark. Kenneth loved his family and was an adamant fisherman. He had in the past helped the Nixa Sucker Day event by taking care of maintenance on the fry cookers for the event. Kenneth was well liked in the Nixa Community and will be greatly missed. Survivors include: His wife, Ethel, of the home; two sons, Ron Snow and his wife Mary, and Rick Snow and his wife Michelle; and a grandson, Lance Snow, all of Ozark. Funeral services were 10 a.m. Monday in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Rev. Jim Jeffries officiating. Burial followed in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens, Springfield.

 

Snow, Malinda (Main) 1 May 1852 - 2 Oct 1929 CCR 10 Oct 1929

[Note: Daughter or Rev. ? & ? ( ) Main - father’s name on MO DC very hard to read; married 26 Apr 1871 Elder Orin Francis Snow  25 Aug 1845 - 23 Jan 1936]

Mrs. Malinda Main Snow was born in Delaware county Ohio on July 30th, 1852 and departed this life at the family home near Bluff, Missouri on October 2nd, 1929 at the age of 77 years, 2 months and 2 days. She was converted at the age of 21 years and was active in church word during her entire lifetime. In her conversation and letters to her children, she always made mention of her allegiance to her Lord in whom she put her trust. She was married to Elder O. F. Snow on April 26th, 1871. To this union were born: Hosea L. who preceded her in death but a few days; Mrs. Blanche Davis of Drexel, Missouri and Mrs. Ella Cook of Springfield. Besides the husband and two daughters, she is survived by four brothers and one sister; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren and a host of friends. She was a devoted wife, a loving and dutiful mother, a strong Christian character and honored by all who knew her. The funeral services were held form the First Christian church in Ozark on Friday, October 4th at 2 p.m. with Rev. Gaylor of Springfield officiating. Burial was made in the Ozark cemetery under the direction of T. B. Chaffin.

 

Snow, Orin Francis 25 Aug 1845 - 23 Jan 1936 CCR 30 Jan 1936 p2

[Note: Son of Herkemer & Elmina (Littlefield) Snow; married 1870 Malinda Main 1 May 1852 - 2 Oct 1929]

Orin Francis Snow, son of Herkamer and Elmina Snow, was born near the town of Huntington, Loraine county, Ohio, Aug. 15, 1845, and passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henry Davis, in Drexel, Mo., at 6:30 a.m. Jan 23., 1936, at the age of 90 years, four months and 28 days. In 1870 he was married to Malinda Main of Westfield, Delaware county, Ohio, and shortly after their marriage he established a home near St. John, Mich. Three children were born of this union, one, Hosea Lee, having passed on to his reward at Kansas City, Aug. 12, 1929; Mrs. Henry Davis of Drexel, Mo., and Mrs. Ella Dean Cook of Urbana, Mo., who survive. Also, eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren and a cousin, Mrs. George Lentz of Holden, Mo., besides a host of friends. He, with his wife and two children, came to Cass county, Mo., from St. John, Mich., and settled on a farm near Main City, where Ella Dean was born. Elder Snow was educated as a minister for the United Brethren church for which he served faithfully for 20 years, having preached the first sermon in the old Maple Grove Schoolhouse. After the discontinuing of the church in this district, he united with the Christian church at Archie, Mo. In September, 1895, he, with his wife and daughter, Ella Dean, moved to Christian county, Mo., where he took up some government land and there he preached the Christian faith for 30 years. After the death of his loved companion, at Ozark, Mo., Oct. 2, 1929, he came to Drexel, Mo., in April of the following year and has spent the remainder of his days with his daughter, Mrs. Henry Davis, who has done all in her power to comfort him and bless him in his declining years. Brother Snow was a man of sterling character and loved by all who knew him, for he always had a cheerful word and a smile for everyone. He believed so fully in the inspired words of Paul, that even when he was hardly able to walk, and sometimes falling as a little child on the way, felt he could not neglect the assembling of himself with the brethren of the House of God that he might be an example and receive strength for himself. During the last few weeks of his life he spoke often of his readiness to occupy the mansion which is prepared for him and we who knew him best believe from his character and manhood and the wisdom of God that he is like the Apostle Paul, he has fought the good fight, and has finished his course, and has kept the Faith, henceforth there is laid up for him a crown of righteousness which the Lord, the Righteous Judge, shall give unto him. Servant of God, well done! Thy glorious warfare’s past; The battle’s fought, the race is won, And thou art crowned at last. The funeral services were held at the Christian church, Friday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by Elder H.A. Pfost, assisted by Rev. H.A. Mitchell and Rev. D.J. Snyder. All the churches in town were represented in singing the beautiful old time songs which Elder Snow loved. J.B. Hays, undertaker in charge, left Saturday morning, Jan. 25, with the body and the family for Ozark, Mo., where the remains will be laid beside his companion in the Ozark City Cemetery. The loved ones have the sympathy of the community in the loss of this good father.

 

Smith, Thomas Ervin 17 Apr 1843 - 16 Sep 1935 CCR 19 Sep 1935 p8

[Note: Son of William Eason & Diana (Hudson) Smith; married 1860 Jane Roberts; married 25 Jul 1907 Margaret m/1 Pruitt; different spellings of name in obit & other records]

Irvin Smith was born near Dardanelle in Searcy County, Arkansas in 1843 and passed away on Monday, Sept. 16. In 1860 he was united in marriage to Jane Roberts, who preceded him in death. To this union were born ten children, those surviving being T.R. Smith of Hatch, N.M., Willie of Parriton, Texas, Mrs. Wood Harvey of Seminole, Oklahoma, Mrs. Adeline Eidson of Idaho Falls, Idaho. On July 25, 1907 he was again united in marriage to Mrs. Margaret Pruitt. Besides the above children and the widow he leaves to mourn his departure, 1 brother, Marion of Sparta and a host of nephews, nieces and other relatives. He united with the Baptist church at the age of 17 in the town of his birth. He later moved this membership to Sparta. He fought in the Civil war and was a member of the 1st Arkansas Cavalry. Funeral services will be held Friday at Sparta with Rev. Worth Caughron will officiate. Burial will be made in the Ozark cemetery under the direction of Klepper Funeral Home. Contributed by Debra Clark.

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Smith, Thomas Ervin 17 Apr 1843 - 16 Sep 1935 CCR 3 Oct 1935 p5

Ervin Smith was born near Dardell in Searcy county, Ark., in April, 1843. In 1860 he was united in marriage to Jane Roberts. To this union ten children were born, five of whom survive. They are: T.R. Smith of Hatch, N.M., Ottie Smith of Radium Springs, N.M., Willie Smith of Parriton, Texas, Mrs. Ward Harvey of Seminole, Okla., and Mrs. Adelia Edison of Idaho Falls, Idaho. On July 25, 1907, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Margaret Pruitt, who survives. He is also survived by one brother, Marion Smith of Sparta and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He united with the Baptist church at the age of 17 years while living in Arkansas and moved his membership later to the Baptist church at Sparta. He was an old soldier, having fought in the Civil War as a member of the 1st Arkansas Cavalry. Funeral services were held on Sept. 20 at the Sparta Baptist church with Rev. A.S. Hanks and Worth Caughron officiating. Burial was made in the Ozark cemetery under the direction of the B.C. Klepper Funeral Home with the American Legion in charge.

 

Smith, Thomas Jessie 28 Mar 1892 - 28 May 1904 CCR 20 May 1904 p1

[Note: Son of  John H. & Parizade "Pade" (Ferguson) Smith]

Died, at the home of his brother, Oscar Smith, Thos. Smith, Monday, May 23d of blood poisoning, aged 13 years, The remains were interred in the Prospect Cemetery Tuesday afternoon

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Smith, Thomas Jessie 28 Mar 1892 - 28 May 1904 CCR 20 May 1904 p1

Card of Thanks

I desire to return my sincere thanks to the citizens of Ozark for their kindness during the illness and death of my son Thomas.  John H. Smith

 

Smith, Travis Lee 1983 - 21 May 2007 SN-L 22 May 2007

[Note: Son of Richard & Julie (Newman) Smith ]

Travis Lee Smith, 23, of Nixa, died May 21, 2007. Travis is survived by his parents, Richard and Julie Smith of Nixa; two sisters, Natasha and Natalie; his grandparents, Evelyn Smith and Joe and Betty Newman; a niece, Marah; several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral services will be Thursday, May 24, 2007, at 10 a.m. in Greenlawn Funeral Home South, Springfield, with burial to follow in Smith Cemetery, Rogersville, Mo. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2007, in the funeral home.

 

Smith, Velma Bell 15 Oct 1913 - 9 Mar 1981 OH 12 Mar 1981 p8

[Note: Daughter of William L. & Julia (  ) Smith]

Services for Velma Bell Smith, 67, Longrun, sister of M. T. Smith of Ozark were held Tuesday in Longrun. Miss Smith died Monday in the Christian County Nursing Home where she had lived for the past 26 years.

 

Smith, Velma M. (Nelson) 12 Mar 1913 - 8 May 1987 OH 14 May 1987 p5

[Note: married Harris M. Smith 25 Aug 1907 - 13 Aug 1994]

Services for Velma Smith, 74, Nixa, were held May 11 in the First Baptist Church, Nixa, with the Rev. Richard Eakins and Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery. Mrs. Smith died May 8 in L. E. Cox Medical Center North. A longtime resident of Nixa, she was a former editor of the Nixa Enterprise for three years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Nixa. Survivors include her husband, Harris; two daughters, Myrdeth Jean Reynolds, Nixa and Carol Brinkley, Fenton; a sister, Dorothy McDonald, Ozark; five grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

 

Smith, Vernis Truemon 18 Apr 1911 - 27 Aug 1982 OH 2 Sep 1982 p3

[Note: married Pauline 21 Aug 1911 - 21 Nov 2006; birth and death date, last name and location match on Truemon Smith according to obit and Vernis Smith according to SSDI; don‘t find any Truemon Smith on census; may be the son of Ford Lee & Maud Amelia (Forrester) Smith who on 1920 Jackson County MO census had a son Vernis Smith born 1911]

Services for Truemon Smith, 71, Springfield, were held Aug. 30 in Greenlawn North Funeral Home. Burial was in White Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Smith died Aug. 27 in Cox Medical Center after a long illness. Survivors include his wife, Pauline; a son, Mack, Ocala, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. Ruby Cunningham, Nixa; eight grandchildren and five step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren.

 

Smith, Veta Marie (Daugherty) 29 Dec 1897 - 6 Mar 1990 OH 15 Mar 1990

[Note: Daughter of Thomas Jefferson & Arminta Emily (Sink)  Daugherty; married 7 May 1923 Joshua A. Smith 1885 - 8 Sep 1954]

Veta Marie Smith, 92, Nixa, died March 6, 1990, in the Hermitage Regional Park Care Center, Hermitage. She was born in Nixa on Dec. 29, 1897, to Thomas Jefferson Daugherty and Arminta Emily Sink. She was married to Joshua A. Smith, Springfield, on May 7, 1923. They adopted a daughter, Donnis, on April 20, 1935. Donnis married Raymond Eugene Heathcock in 1950. Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Josh; her daughter, Donnis; a stepdaughter, Cleata Smith; an infant, Reginald Lester Daugherty Smith; and three sisters, Victoria McConnell Gillispie, Mamie Gilbert and Inez Wallace. She is survived by a stepdaughter, Lucille Smith; two nieces, Phyllis June Walden and Joan Rozell; one nephew, Tom Gilbert, Nixa. Graveside services were held Friday at 2 p.m. at Payne Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Bundy officiating. Burial was under the direction of Harris Colonial Chapel, Nixa.

 

Smith, Viola May (Winters) 24 Jan 1916 - 27 Jul 1985 OH 1 Aug 1985 p5

[Note: married 18 Nov 1934 Harry John Smith 30 Sep 1908 - 19 Sep 2000]

Services for Viola May Smith, 69, Bradleyville, were held July 31 in the Bradleyville Nazarene Church and the Revs. Bob Parameter and Cliff Bryant officiating. Burial was in the Bradleyville Cemetery under the direction of the Whelchel Funeral Home, Forsyth. Mrs. Smith died July 27 in Skaggs Hospital, Branson, after a short illness. A native of Forsyth, she had attended the Enterprise School. She was a member of the Bradleyville Nazarene Church. Survivors include her husband, Harry; a son, Donald, East Palestine, Ohio; a daughter, Florence Robinson, Braden, Pa.; three brothers, Valas Winters, Columbina, Ohio, and Rondo Winters., West Point, Ohio; two sisters, Florence Chaney, Taneyville, and Ethel Johnson, East Liverpool, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bradleyville Nazarene Church.

 

Smith, W. Karen (Compton) 24 Feb 1958 - 11 Apr 1911  NN-E 25 Apr 1991

[Note: Daughter of ? & Ada (?) Compton; married William John Smith]

W. Karen Smith, 33, Oldfield, died Thursday, April 11, 1991, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born Feb. 24, 1958, in Lander, Wyo., and was proud of her Shoshone Indian Heritage. Survivors include her husband, William John Smith; her mother, Ada Breedlove, Tucson, Ariz.; her mother-in-law, Lula Fay Guerin; Sparta; three brothers; Robert Compton, U.S. Army, Germany, Allen Compton, Chandler, Ariz., and Bradley Compton, Tucson, Ariz.; three sisters, Elizabeth McHaffie, Ozark, and Pamela Breedlove, Tucson, Ariz.; and a special niece, Selene Revere, Elkhead. The funeral was Tuesday in Adams Funeral Home with the Rev. James "Hobo" Applegate. officiating.

 

Smith, Walter William “Jack” 25 Aug 1894 - 16 Dec 1946 CCR 19 Dec 1946 p1

[Note: Son of John H. & Parizade "Sadie" (Ferguson) Smith]

William Walter (Jack) Smith, son of John and Sadie Smith, was born in Christian county, Mo., on Aug. 25, 1894, and departed this life on Dec. 16, 1946, at the age of 52 years, 3 months and 21 days. He followed his Lord in baptism at the Ozark Baptist church on Aug. 31, 1920. Throughout his entire lifetime he was utterly faithful to his Church, his employers and his friends. Survivors are four brothers, including G.C. Smith of Ozark, two sisters, other relatives and many, many friends. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Chaffin Funeral Home, by Rev. Floyd Hanks of Springfield. Burial was in the Prospect cemetery.

 

Smith, Wanda (Brown) 23 Nov 1938 - 8 Jan 1975 OH 16 Jan 1975 p9

[Note: Daughter of James A. & ? (?) Brown; married Robert L. Smith]

ROGERSVILLE - Services for Mrs. Wanda Smith, 35 , a lifelong Rogersville area resident, were at 2 p.m. Friday in Marsh Chapel here with Bruce Brown officiating. Burial was in Panther Valley Cemetery northeast of Rogersville. Mrs. Smith died at 5:55 a.m. Wednesday in Cox Medical Center after a long illness. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, Robert L.; two sons, Bart and Brad, both of the home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James A. Brown, Fordland; two brothers, Kelley C. Brown, Maple Valley, Wash.  and Jamie Brown, Route 11, Springfield, Springfield; and four sisters, Mrs. Fern McFadden, Sparta, Mrs. Flo Dalton, Cashmere, Wash., Mrs. Billie Felton, 1500 West Grant, Springfield and Mrs. Wilda Essary, Route 1, Rogersville.

 

Smith, Wanda Joy (Dees) Kelly 20 Oct 1947 - 23 Dec 2011 SN-L 25 Dec 2011

[Note: Daughter of Bill & Deloris ( ) Dees; married ? Kelley; married 29 Nov 1991 Bill Smith]

            Wanda J. Smith, age 64, Sparta, Mo. passed away Friday, December 23, 2011, in St. John's Hospital. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 26, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark with burial to follow in Bruner Cemetery. Visitation will be 9 until service time Monday, in the funeral home.

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Smith, Wanda Joy (Dees) Kelly 20 Oct 1947 - 23 Dec 2011 CCH-N 28 Dec 2011

            Wanda Joy Smith, 64, died Dec. 23, 2011. She was born on Oct. 20, 1947, in Harrison, Ark., to Bill and Deloris Dees. She was united in marriage to Bill Smith, Sparta, Nov. 29, 1991. Wanda loved animals of all kinds, working in her numerous flower gardens, vegetable gardening and traveling. During the last several years of her life, Wanda developed a great love for playing music and singing along with her husband Bill and other friends and family. Wanda is survived by her husband Bill; sister Ola Watkins of Strafford; daughter and son-in-law Cindy and Ron Wilson of Aurora, son and daughter-in-law Chris and Zegita Kelley of Dallas, Texas; son Daryl Kelley of Springfield; daughter Karen Smith of Nixa, and daughter and son-in-law Vicki and Kent Mayo of Fair Grove. Wanda is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Deserae, Dionne, Austin, Kaycee, Clayton, Jade, Marisa, Mariah, Roisin and Ciara. Wanda also has two great-grandchildren, Dante and Kylie. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Dec. 26 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark with Pastors Bobby Stout and Tom Hughes officiating. Burial followed in Bruner Cemetery. Visitation was held 9 a.m. to service time in the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.


Smith, Wanda Lou (Johnson) 31 Mar 1947 - 24 Sep 1998  CCH-N 30 Sep 1998

[Note: Daughter of Floyd & Fama Marie (  ) Johnson; married 16 Nov 1963 John J. Smith ]

Wanda Lou Smith, 51, passed away in her home on September 24. She was born to Floyd and Fama Marie Johnson on March 31, 1947 in Ozark, one of four children. Her father and a sister precede her in death. On November 16, 1963, Wanda Lou Johnson and John J. Smith were united in marriage, in Ohio. To this union was born four children. She liked doing crossword puzzles and taking care of her grandchildren. She is survived by her mother, Fama Johnson, Sparta; husband, John, of the home; Amy Smith, Sparta, Patty Kennedy, Sparta, Danny, Sparta, and Johnny, Oldfield; two brothers, Floyd Rex Johnson of Elkland, and Buddy Johnson of St. Louis. Services were conducted by Bennie DeWitt of Oldfield, on Sunday, September 27, at 2 p.m. at Harris, a Heritage Funeral Home, Ozark The body will be cremated after services under the direction of the funeral home.

 

Smith, Warner W. 1892 - 29 Aug 1965  CCR 2 Sep 1965 p1

Funeral services for Warner W. Smith, 73, of Route 1, Rogersville, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Harris Chapel here. The Rev. Billy Wolfe officiated. with burial in Roller cemetery Mr. Smith died of an apparently self-inflicted bullet wound Sunday morning at his home five miles south of Rogersville.

 

Smith, Willard E. 1 Jul 1910 – 25 Nov 1991  NN-E 5 Dec 1991

[Note: Son of William Eck & Rose Elizabeth (Sallee) Smith; married 22 Dec 1934 Lucy Mae Billingsly May 1915 - 14 Nov 2001]

Willard E. Smith, 81, Ozark, died Monday evening, Nov. 25, 1991 in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born near Ozark July 1, 1910, and was the son of William and Rose Sallee Smith. He was a lifelong resident of Christian County and married Lucy Billingsly Dec. 22, 1934. He was a member of Hopedale Baptist Church. Preceding him in death were a son, Jerry Willard Smith, in 1982; and two brothers, Guy and Glen Smith. Survivors include his wife, Lucy; a daughter, Virginia Smith Perkins and her husband, Charles; and a brother, John Smith, all of Springfield; a sister, Daisy Koch, Nixa; a daughter-in-law, Kay Anderson; six grandchildren, Charles W. Perkins, Candy Brown, Carol Perkins, Kelly Smith, Debbie Parker, and Jennifer Aurentz; and five great-grandsons. Services were held Friday in Adams Funeral Home with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery.

 

Smith, Willard Elmer 1887 - 6 Nov 1977 OH 10 Nov 1977 p16

[Note: married 6 Nov 1922 Amy]

Willard Elmer Smith, 90, died at 3:55 p.m. Sunday in his home at 2736 College after a three-month illness. Mr. Smith was retired as a guard and construction foreman at the Medical Center for Federal Prisoners here. A native of Brookville, Kan, moving to Springfield in 1938 from Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Mr. Smith was a World War I veteran and a member of Good-Ballinger Post No. 69 of the American Legion. Surviving are his wife, Amy to whom he had been married 55 years Sunday; a daughter, Mrs. Edith Linaweaver, Lansing, Kan.; a grandson who was reared in the home, Robert Wingender, Ozark and four great grandsons. Arrangements were under the direction of Ralph Thieme.

 

Smith, William A. "Bill" 21 Mar 1911 - 13 Mar 2007 SN-L 16 Mar 2007

[Note: Son of Walker & Stella (  ) Smith; married 1934 Antoinette Louise “Nettie” Schulte 22 Dec 1912 - 15 Feb 1999]

William A. "Bill” Smith died in St. Louis, Mo., on March 13, 2007, from pneumonia. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama, on March 21, 1911, to Walker and Stella Smith. He moved to St. Louis in 1932 and married Antoinette Schulte in 1934. They had six children, five of whom survive him and live in St. Louis. They are Richard, Marilyn Fletcher, Carol Slater, Kathy Petersen, and James. Bill worked for 40 years with Chevrolet dealers as service manager and salesman, where he won numerous awards. He served during World War II as a supervisor of trainees at the Small Arms Plant in St. Louis. In 1978, after retirement, Bill and Nettie moved to Ozark, Mo., where they got involved in neighborhood organizations such as the Booster Club, the Wagon Club, and the Neighborhood Center. As a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Bill served on the Parish Council, was a Eucharistic minister, and was chairperson of the Cemetery Committee. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, where he attained the level of Third Degree Chancellor. In 2001, after Nettie's death, Bill moved to St. Louis to the Cape Albeon Independent Living Center. He again lived close to many members of his family and relished spending time with his children, their spouses, his 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Bill loved to hunt, fish, play cards, visit friends and tell stories. He had a wonderful sense of humor, and was always available to lend a hand to anyone in need. Bill was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Nettie; his son, William Henry; and his brothers, Sterling and Tom. Visitation will be at Adams Funeral Home in Ozark this evening, March 16, 2007, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. with a prayer service following. A Funeral Mass will be at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Paul McLoughlin officiating on Saturday morning at 10 a.m., followed by burial at Weaver Cemetery in Ozark. Contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

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Smith, William A. "Bill" 21 Mar 1911 - 13 Mar 2007 SN-L 18 Mar 2007

In Memory of William A. Smith 3/21/1911 to 3/13/2007 When I think of Mr. Bill, the first thing that comes to mind is how he would always greet me with a warm smile, hug, and a kiss on the cheek. I first met Bill shortly after the loss of his wife. His little face would light up when he spoke of her; he always had a smile when he said her name, often followed by a tear because he missed her so much. He would say how much he loved her and that he knew he would see her again one day. Mr. Bill told us stories and shared his life's experiences with us. He treated us like we were his own family. Mr. Bill was full of life. He loved his family and was a very loyal friend to us all. We will miss him very much. We were blessed to have him in our lives. Good bye, Mr. Bill. You are in our hearts forever. 3/8Lisa I met Mr Bill in 1993, and have had a friend since. I don't know of anyone that had as much knowledge as he. I love to sit and talk to him for I always learn something, either it be about life itself or the history of the Ozarks. Mr. Bill loved his family and his community and I know they, with me, will miss him. Marilyn Beaird We feel so blessed to have known you Mr. Bill. You touched so many lives with your kindness and generosity. You were loved by everyone who knew you. We will truly miss you coming into Lambert's to visit, we loved to sit and listen to you tell stories for hours. You always lived life to the fullest with a huge smile upon your face. It gives us peace knowing you are in a place where there is no pain or suffering and that we will see you again someday. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. You will be forever missed and never forgotten. Sincerely, Tim and Melanie Mayes MR.BILL was a wonderful person who I greatly admired. He had this way about him that when I seen him it made me appreciate life more. He was always wrapped up in some project or another to make other peoples lives, or our town, better. I would start smiling when I would see him pullin' up.....He just had that affect on ya...one of those people no matter what you were doing you would drop it just to sit and chat with him. I loved to listen to him tell stories about his accomplishments he had made, the awards he had received, the things he had done and the life he had lived. He was one of the greatest men I have met in my life. He was one of a kind....... I will miss him greatly. I love him and I am glad to have had the chance to be a part of his life....He will always have a special place in my heart......Robin Wilson Bill Smith meant a lot to his family and to others who had the privilege of knowing him. Bill always had a great story to tell making everyone smile. He often told stories of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren with a gleam in his eye. It was apparent how proud he was of them. Bill cared about people outside of his family as well. One fond memory that stands out in my mind was when he made a special trip to Springfield to attend my wedding. He didn't have to but he did, because that was the kind of person he was. Bill will be remembered by all as a loving father, grandfather, and, especially, friend. Rest in peace -Andrew Mills Webster's defines genuine as "sincerely and honestly felt or experienced". Bill Smith was genuine, he sincerely cared about people and wanted the best for them. My wife and I had our first child in June of last year and Bill, although having lost some of his mobility, stopped by our home and made his way up the steps and in to the house to see the baby. He was so excited to share in our joy, and that really meant a lot to both of us. He will be missed. Jeff Johnson In memory of Mr. Bill, I can't begin to find the words to explain what Bill Smith means to me, and the community of the Ozarks.. Bill was a wonderful kind hearted man, he was the kind of man that would do anything for anybody. I, in return, would have done anything for Mr. Bill, he was like a second father a friend and a mentor.If anyone of us could be half the man he was we would be one heck of a guy.I will always treasure the times I spent with him, the story's he told and the knowledge I gained by knowing him.He will always be in my heart. -Woody Wilson Jr "For the time I knew Bill, he was always a cheerful, friendly, caring person. He loved his family and spoke of them all the time, loved his community and the people in it. Whether it was for the Ozark Booster Club or his Church family he always seemed to give all he could. He was just a wonderful person and will be greatly missed by all who knew him."?3/8Sarah Mr. Bill was a kind and caring man that all ways had a smile on his face. He was the kind of man who would have the time to listen to you and talk for hours. With his passing we lost a great friend and mentor he will surely be missed. -Jeremy Greenough Mr. William A. Smith It is hard to fit into a few paragraphs of what this man meant to me and my family and to Lambert's Cafe. Mr. Bill to most and Mr Will to me always had a big Ole' Southern Man's grin on his face and a chuckling laugh that could make just about anyone with a frown or a scowl on his or her face turn to a smile in less than a drop of a dime. He was never shy on words and the stories that man could tell are priceless. I will miss those things very much, but what I will miss about him the most is his wisdom and his advice that he would give me, but only If I asked for it. The reason I liked and trusted his advice was he had been there and done that on just about anything and everything in his life. Will lived a full life and he pulled no punches. Will was not only a good friend, we became more like family over the precious and few 13 years that I was so thankful to have known the man, I am going to miss you very much Mr. Will Smith and that's an understatement for the loss that so many people feel now that this man is gone. If I could be half the man as Mr. Will Smith was, then I would say I was doing pretty darn good, I suppose only time will tell. To me you are the true definition of a man's man and I want to say thank you Mr. Will, for just being a part of my life. I will never forget you my good buddy, my friend. Respectfully yours, Ben Lambert A Mans Man Good is good. Truth is truth To this man of solid ways. He'll not be mediocre, Trustworthy for all his days. Thanks for the memories Mr. Bill..You will always be a part of us.. Your memory will never fade nor will our smiles, as we share different stories about you sir, from here on out! We will always Love you & we already miss you. So good-bye for now Mr. Bill.. From all of us @ Lambert's Cafe.

 

Smith, William Charles 12 Oct 1876 - 13 Dec 1951  CCR 20 Dec 1951

[Note: Son of  Jacob R. & Matilda (Mitchell) Smith; married 11 Aug 1895 Mary Esabell “Belle”  McHaffie 16 Jul 1878 - 8 Feb 1958]

William Charles Smith, 75-year old resident of the Bruner community, passed away at his home on Dec. 13, 1951. He was united in marriage to Miss Mary E. McHaffie on Aug. 11, 1895, and to this union eleven children were born. Two children preceded their father in death. He was converted to Christ at the age of twenty-one, and became a member of the Assembly of God church. Surviving are his wife, Mary; three sons, Charlie of Washington, Lawrence of Oldfield, and Simmon of Bruner; six daughters, Mrs. Esta Moses of Sparta, Mrs. Cordia Braden of Bruner, Mrs. Lula Loveland of Springfield, Mrs. Iva Rogers of Rogersville, Mrs. Eva Billman of St. Louis and Mrs. Nellie Nichols of Springfield; three brothers, Jim Smith of Winslow, AR, Robert Smith of Ft. Scott, KS, and Arthur Smith of Miller, MO; 33 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon in the Bruner church by the Rev. Horton, with burial in the McHaffie cemetery under direction of the Chaffin funeral home.

 

Smith, William Clay "Buddy" 23 Apr 1946 - 15 Mar 2004 CCH-N 17 Mar 2004

[Note: Son of William C. & Mary Ruth (Proctor) Smith; married 8 Sep 1977 Rebecca Leigh Bayless]

William Clay "Buddy" Smith, 57, Nixa, died Monday, March 15, 2004, in his home. He was born April 23, 1946 in Memphis, Tenn., the son of William C. and Mary Ruth (Proctor) Smith. He served his country in the U.S. Army. On Sept. 8, 1977, he and Rebecca Leigh Bayless were united in marriage. Smith retired in 1999 as an electro-mechanical engineer for the city of Memphis, Tenn. He was a member of Crane Bible Baptist Church, and was also a member of the Memphis Masonic Lodge. He had served for 20 years as a deputy for the Shelby County Sheriff's Department. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters, Elizabeth Aultz and Margaret LaPradd. Survivors include his wife, Rebecca; three children, William C. Smith and wife Carri, Olive Branch, Miss., Andrea Ruth Smith and Samantha Leigh Smith, both of the home; one granddaughter, Bailey Smith; one sister, Bailey Faye Thompson, Walls, Miss.; and nieces and nephews. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. March 19 in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Pastor Robert Sharp officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. March 18 in the funeral home. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2004

 

Smith, William Earl 3 Jun 1926 - Apr 2004  SN-L 25 Apr 2004

Funeral services for Earl Smith, age 77, of Galena, will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Spokane First Baptist Church under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Burial will be in Missouri Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today in the funeral home.

 

Smith, William Eason 28 Dec 1820 - 29 Nov 1899 CCR 14 Dec 1899

[Note: married 1839 Diana Hutson 16 Aug 1820 -  16 Dec 1915]

Died, at his home, two miles southwest of Ozark, Christian county, November 29, 1899,  William Easson Smith of heart disease, aged nearly 78 years. Mr. Smith was born in Jackson county, Alabama, Dec. 28th, 1821. When about 8 years old, he moved to Washington county, Arkansas, where he lived only about two years and thne moved to Carroll county, Ark, where he lived almost all the time until the breaking out of the civil war. He was a union man and on this account was compelled to move again, and come to Missouri in 1865, where he has since resided. In 1839, he married Diana Hutson and from this union were born twelve children, eleven of whom grew to manhood and womanhood, and nine are still living. Two of his sons, John and Marion, enlisted in the union army and served throughout the war. When about 28 years old, Eason Smith professed faith in christ and united with the Presbyterian church and although meeting with many reverses during life, he was always industrious and honorable, and lived peaceably, and was highly respected in the community. Mrs. Smith says that having lived with him 59 years that since his profession of religion, he has lived a consistent christian life. The funeral services were held in Ozark, at the Baptist meeting house on November 30, and the remains were buried in the Ozark cemetery. Submitted by Debra Clark.

 

Smith, William Elmer “Eck” 22 Mar 1875 - 21 Dec 1945 CCR 3 Jan 1946 p1

[Note: Son of  John H. &  Susan Parmelia (Harper) Smith; married  Rose Elizabeth Sallee 22 Feb 1880 - 21 Jan 1967]

William Elmer Smith was born in Ozark, Mo., March 22, 1875, and passed away at his home Dec. 21, 1945, at the age of 70. He had lived his entire life in and near Ozark. He was united in marriage with Miss Rose Sallee of Republic, Mo., Sept. 11, 1902. In 1913 he united with the Hopedale Baptist church and in 1920 was ordained a deacon. He had been an active and faithful member all these years. Surviving are his wife, Rose; one daughter, Mrs. Daisy Koch of Nixa; three sons, John H. and Glen B. of Springfield and Willard of Ozark; five grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. R.W. Weatherman of Los Angeles, Calif. Funeral services were held in the Hopedale church Sunday afternoon, Dec. 23, with Rev. Worth Caughron officiating. Burial was made in the Hopedale cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home.

 

Smith, William K. 20 Aug 1919 - 23 Mar 1985 OH 28 Mar 1985 p8

[Note: married Helen H.]

William K. Smith, 65, Highlandville, died March 23 in Cox Medical Center North, Springfield. Mr. Smith moved to this area three years ago from Ontario, Calif. He was a retired real estate salesman and a World War II Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Helen H.; a son, Kane, Lagoona, Calif.; two daughters, Kelly Maloney, Anaheim,. Calif. and Sidney Serena, Austin, Texas; a step-daughter, Sami Phillips, Ontario, Calif.; and two grandchildren. No services were planned, The body was cremated at Greenlawn Crematory. Burial was in Springfield National Cemetery under the direction of Greenlawn South. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

 

Smith, William L., Dr. Mar 1866 - 21 Jan 1914 CCR 23 Jan 1914

[Note: Son of Thomas J. & Nancy  A. (Hale) Smith; married 1894 Clara Nov 1868 - ?]

Dr. W. L. Smith Dead - Well Known Christian County Man Died in Springfield After Short Illness.

Dr. W. L. Smith, well known throughout Christian county, but for the past five years living and practicing his profession in Springfield, died at his home in that city at about 10 o’clock Tuesday night after a short illness from an attack of pneumonia. Dr. Smith was born in the county and for years practiced his profession at Sparta, where he also for a long time owned and conducted a drug store. He has served the county as coroner a number of years and was widely acquainted throughout the county being always active in the politics of the county as a Republican leader. He was a member of a number of fraternal organizations in Springfield, but while a resident of this county was more closely identified with the Masonic and Odd Fellow orders. He is survived by a widow and two sons who reside in Springfield. In Christian county, he has many relatives, being a brother of George Smith, the well known Sparta druggist and Mrs. P. S. Ladd and Mrs. A. L. Batey, of Sparta. He was a nephew of county assessor W. A. Hale and had many other relatives with whom we are not familiar. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon conducted by Gate of the Temple lodge No. 422, A. F. and A. M. St. John’s Commandry No. 20 acting as escort, with interment in Maple Park cemetery.

 

Smith, William Roy 3 Sep 1899 - 11 Jan 1923 CCR 19 Jan 1923 p1

[Note: Son of Henry & Retta (Casey) Smith; teacher died of pneumonia]

William Roy Smith, aged 23 years, 4 months and 7 days, died at the home of his father, Henry Smith, near Taneyville, Thursday, January 11, 1923 at 9:15 p.m. Funeral services were held at Taneyville, Saturday, January 13, conducted by Rev. James. The funeral was under direction of T. B. Chaffin of the Ozark Undertaking Co. The deceased leaves the father and mother, one brother and one sister and other relatives. The following letter from the family of the Forsyth High School, very highly commends the life of Mr. Smith as a student of character and ability.

Forsyth, Missouri  January 12th, 1923   TO THE FAMILY OF ROY SMITH

Words cannot adequately express the deep sorrow we felt upon hearing of the death of your beloved son and brother. We knew him as a school mate, a pupil, a pal, a comrade, a friend; and never did he fail to be true to the faith we placed in him. Ever was he loved and admired by all. In the class rooms, he did his tasks well, on the athletic field no one played more fairly; wherever he was, he was always ready to do his part, or to lend a helping hand. We feel that our lives have been enriched through our association with him. We can say with one accord, “We are glad that we knew him.” We wish we might have been helpful during Roy’s illness, but we are assured that everything human hands could do was done. Our hearts go out to your in sympathy, we would comfort you if we could, we would lessen the pain and longing in your hearts if it were in our power to do so. But that lies only within the power of the Almighty Father, the loving Savior, the Eternal Comforter who never fails us, who is always near and ready to help us in all our troubles and sorrows. May his blessings be upon you. In deepest sympathy, The Faculty and Pupils of Forsyth High School.

 

Smith, William Walter “Jack” 25 Aug 1894 - 16 Dec 1946 CCR 19 Dec 1946 p1

[Note: Son of John H. & Parizade "Sadie" (Ferguson) Smith]

William Walter (Jack) Smith, son of John and Sadie Smith, was born in Christian county, Mo., on Aug. 25, 1894, and departed this life on Dec. 16, 1946, at the age of 52 years, 3 months and 21 days. He followed his Lord in baptism at the Ozark Baptist church on Aug. 31, 1920. Throughout his entire lifetime he was utterly faithful to his Church, his employers and his friends. Survivors are four brothers, including G.C. Smith of Ozark, two sisters, other relatives and many, many friends. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Chaffin Funeral Home, by Rev. Floyd Hanks of Springfield. Burial was in the Prospect cemetery.

 

Smith, Willie Alvin 26 Jul 1912 - 15 Mar 1982  OH 18 Mar 1982 p12

[Note: Son of William O. & Lena O. ( ) Smith]

Services for Willie Alvin Smith, 69, Ozark, were held March 16 in Adams Chapel, Burial was in Springfield National Cemetery. Mr. Smith died March 15 in his home after a short illness. Survivors include a son, Harold Ray, Rock Springs, Wyo., a brother, Levi, Birch Tree; six sisters, Mrs. Velrie Penland and Mrs. Elsie Beasley, both of Ozark, Mrs. Viola Watkins, Springfield, Mrs. Opal Cook, Elk Creek, Mrs. Eva Hibbs, Beaver, Okla. and Mrs. Ruby Gray, San Antonio, Texas; and four grandchildren.

 

Smithwick, Martin 19 Mar 1923 - 3 May 2000  CCH-N 10 May 2000

[Note: married Marlin]

Martin Smithwick, age 77, of Ponce De Leon, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2000 in Century Pines, Ozark. He was born March 19, 1923 in Kennett, Missouri. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Smithwick was a farmer. He was a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans, and a member of Galena Masonic Lodge #515 A.F and A.M. Survivors include: his wife, Marlin; three children, Jim Smithwick, Nixa, Pat Carter and her husband Ken, Springfield, and Linda Wiseheart, Ozark; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters and their husbands, Olean and Frank Griffin, Benton, Arkansas, and Lula and Jack Hancock, Kennett; and other relatives. He was preceded in death by twelve brothers and sisters. A Masonic service was held Tuesday, May 9, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with R.W B. Williams A. "Bill" Moore officiating. Burial with military honors was in the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri. Visitation was Monday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled Americans Veterans, in care of Adams Funeral Home, 109 N. Truman Blvd., Nixa, MO 65714.

 

Smoot, Jaunita June (Simpkins) 1920 - 20 Jun 2009 SN-L 23 Jun 2009

[Note: Daughter of Earnest & Maggie (Bruner) Simpkins; married Madison Smoot]

Jaunita June Smoot, 88 of Springfield, Missouri passed away at 6:04 p.m. Saturday, June 20, 2009 in St. John's Hospital in the company of her family. Jaunita was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be greatly missed. She grew up in Sapulpa, Oklahoma and was half Creek Indian, she was very proud of her Indian heritage. Jaunita was a registered nurse and worked many years as a maternity nurse. She was married for 66 wonderful years to Madison who passed away in 2007. She was a member of St. Agnes Cathedral. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Earnest and Maggie Bruner Simpkins, and her son, Roger Smoot. Jaunita is survived by her daughter, Karen Nibert of Nixa; three grandchildren, Amy Lawrence and husband, Mike of Springfield, Melanie Nibert of Springfield, and Nick Nibert of Nixa; three great-grandchildren, Jordan, Kaylee and Maddy Lawrence. Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 10 a.m in Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel with The Reverend Thomas Reidy, officiating. Burial will follow at 3:00 PM in Park Grove Cemetery, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home.

 

Smyser, John 23 Oct 1903 - 10 Aug 1980 OH 14 Aug 1980 p5

John W. Smyser, 76 of Ava, father of Mrs. Sheri Thornton of Nixa, died Sunday in a nursing home in Ava. Services and burial were Wednesday in Ava.

 

Smyth, Ann Jane (Kerins) 5 Dec 1919 - 16 Dec 2009 SN-L 20 Dec 2009

[Note: married 31 Jan 1942 William Smyth]

Ann Jane Smyth, 90, of Ozark, passed away December 16, 2009, in Springfield, Mo. She was born December 5, 1919 in Cicero, Ill., and graduated from La Grange Township High School. She worked at Vaughan Seed Co., for 19 years until her retirement in 1986. She was affiliated with the Methodist Church. She was united in marriage to William Smyth, January 31, 1942, in Berwyn, Ill. Her brothers, Donald Kerins and Gerorge Kerins preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, William Smyth; two children, Jacqueline Bloedorn and Michael Smyth; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Harry Kerin; sister, Nancy Pople and husband Robert. A memorial service will be held in Wesley United Methodist Church on Tuesday, December 22, 2009, at 2:30 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Ann Jane Smyth Memorial Fund at Wesley United Methodist Church 922 W. Republic Rd, Springfield, MO 65807.

Smythe, Richard Darrell 14 Jul 1949 - 9 Sep 2011 SN-L 11 Sep 2011

[Note: Son of Charles & Etta (Gold) Smythe; married Mary]

Richard Darrell Smythe, age 62, of Ozark, MO, passed away Friday, September 9, 2011, in his home. He was born July 14, 1949, in Springfield, MO, to Charles and Etta (Gold) Smythe. He was a member of the Battlefield Assembly of God Church. He was proud for having served in the United States Navy during Viet Nam. Rick was involved in the Chub O'Reilly cancer support group, and attended even when he wasn't at his best, he felt that they were as a second family to him. He loved working with wood, and building things like Ruby Tuesday's, and Olive Garden's. His faith in God kept him going, as he said " I'm a blessed man!" Most importantly his family meant the world to him, he loved them dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son Sean Smythe; a brother Jimmy Smythe; and a sister Charlene Louke. Rick is survived by his wife Mary Smythe of the home; a son Michael C. Smythe and wife Tina of Rogersville, MO; a daughter Sarah Jo Smythe and her partner Chris Beaty of Springfield, MO; three step-sons: Jeffrey Carlock, Steve Carlock and wife Lori, and Matthew Carlock all of Ozark, MO; two brothers: Jerry Smythe and wife Katharine of Nixa, MO, and Hank Smythe and wife Karen of Kimberling City, MO; four sisters: Barbara Russell of Branson, MO, Sherry Phipps of Shell Knob, MO, Linda Smith and husband Sanford of Shell Knob, and Dixie Rees and husband Joe of Springfield, MO; eight grandchildren; Gabe, Isaiah, Samuel, Baylee, Taylor, Madyson, Stevie, and Bryce; as well as a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, September 12, 2011, at Greenlawn Funeral Home East, Springfield, MO, with Pastor Rich Orrell officiating. Burial will follow in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, MO. Visitation will be held from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, September 11, 2011, in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the CurePC.org (Pancreatic Cancer). Arrangements have been entrusted to Greenlawn Funeral Home East, Springfield, MO. Online condolences may be made at www.greenlawnfuneralhome.com.

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Smythe, Richard Darrell 14 Jul 1949 - 9 Sep 2011 CCH-N 14 Sep 2011

Richard Darrell Smythe, 62, of Ozark, passed away Sept. 9, 2011, in his home. He was born July 14, 1949, in Springfield, to Charles and Etta (Gold) Smythe. He was a member of the Battlefield Assembly of God Church. He was proud for having served in the U.S. United States Navy during Vietnam. Rick was involved in the Chub O’Reilly cancer support group and attended even when he wasn’t at his best, he felt that they were as a second family to him. He loved working with wood, and building things like Ruby Tuesday’s, and Olive Garden’s. His faith in God kept him going, as he said “ I’m a blessed man!” Most importantly his family meant the world to him, he loved them dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son Sean Smythe; a brother Jimmy Smythe; and a sister Charlene Louke. Rick is survived by his wife Mary Smythe of the home; a son Michael C. Smythe and wife Tina of Rogersville; a daughter Sarah Jo Smythe and her partner Chris Beaty of Springfield; three step-sons: Jeffrey Carlock, Steve Carlock and wife Lori, and Matthew Carlock all of Ozark; two brothers: Jerry Smythe and wife Katharine of Nixa, and Hank Smythe and wife Karen of Kimberling City; four sisters: Barbara Russell of Branson, Sherry Phipps of Shell Knob, Linda Smith and husband Sanford of Shell Knob, and Dixie Rees and husband Joe of Springfield; eight grandchildren; Gabe, Isaiah, Samuel, Baylee, Taylor, Madyson, Stevie, and Bryce; as well as a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 12, at Greenlawn Funeral Home East, Springfield, with Pastor Rich Orrell officiating. Burial followed in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation was from 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 11, in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the CurePC.org―pancreatic cancer. Arrangements have been entrusted to Greenlawn Funeral Home East, Springfield. Online condolences may be made at www.greenlawnfuneralhome.com.

 

Smythe, Sean Charles 22 Sep 1971 - 18 Apr 2010  SN-L 20 Apr 2010

[Note: Son of Richard & Linda (Cox) Smythe; married 25 Mar 1995 Stacy Marie Sexton]

Sean Charles Smythe, age 38, passed away Sunday, April 18, 2010, following a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was a much loved husband, father, son, brother and friend. Sean was born September 22, 1971, in Pomona, Calif., the son of Richard Smythe and Linda (Smythe) Curbow. On March 25, 1995, he married the love of his life, Stacy Marie Sexton. During their life together, they brought into the world three beautiful girls, Baylee Marie Smythe on October 26, 1997, Taylor Jayne Smythe on September 6, 2001, and Madyson Mae Smythe on May 3, 2005. He was a very proud father and enjoyed spending his time with his family. Sean also enjoyed working outdoors and around his home, cars, fishing, "junking", and making everyone laugh and smile. Sean was always well liked by everyone, was well respected, and known to be a hard worker with a big heart. Before his illness, he spent many years as a supervisor at the Fiocchi Ammunition plant in Ozark. Survivors include his wife, Stacy Smythe; his daughters, Baylee, Taylor and Madyson Smythe, of the home; father and step-mother, Rick and Mary Smythe; mother and step-father, Linda and Ron Curbow; father and mother-in-law, Mike and Paula Sexton; maternal grandmother, Lola Cox; grandfather and grandmother-in-law, Hugh and Florence McIntire; sister, Sarah Smythe; brother and wife Mike and Tina Smythe; brother-in-law and wife, Jason and Melissa Sexton; his brothers-in-law and buddies, Jared and Jordan Sexton; nephews, Gabrian, Isaiah, and Samuel Smythe; niece, Alexandrai Sexton; and many wonderful aunts, uncles, cousins, and friend. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Kenneth Cox; and his fraternal grandparents, Charles and Edda Mae Smythe. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 23, in Greenlawn Funeral Home East, Springfield, with Pastor Richard Orrell officiating, services will conclude at the funeral home on Friday. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 22, also in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, Sean wished for donations to be made to the Smythe Children Memorial Fund set up at Ozark Bank and to the American Cancer Society.

 

Snap, Blanche (Faught) 23 Apr 1913 - 24 Sep 1979 OH 4 Oct 1979 p2

[Note: Daughter of Zachary & Martha Jane (Maynard) Faught]

Services for Mrs. Blanche Faught Snap, 66, sister of Mrs. Dora Fitzpatrick, Nixa, were held last Thursday in Tulsa. Burial was in Kellyville, Okla. Mrs. Snap died Sept. 24 in a Tulsa Hospital.

 

Snavely, John W., Rev. 1 May 1933 - 27 Oct 2004 SN-L 29 Oct 2004 & SN-L 29 Oct 2004

[Note: Son of Joe Amos & Emily (Stucki) Snavely; married Lillian]

John W. Snavely, 71, Ozark, Mo., passed away Wednesday, October 27, 2004. The son of Joe Amos Snavely and Emily (Stucki) Snavely, John was born May 1, 1933, in Norwood, Mo. He answered the call to the ministry in 1963, pastoring four churches in the Southwest Missouri area over the next 33 years. The last ten years, John was the Pastoral Care Pastor of James River Assembly. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. John is survived by his wife, Lillian of the home; five children, Terry Snavely, Branson, Mo., Cheryl Hart, Murfreesboro, Tenn., Matthew Snavely, Double Oak, Texas, Joy Mitchell, Springfield, Mo., and Lori Wassam, Frisco, Texas; 15 grandchildren, Joshua, Dustin and Preston Snavely, Larisa McPeters, Cody and Taylor Hart, Benjamin, Jenna and Rachel Snavely, Laramie, Cooper and Connor Mitchell, Jordan, Logan and Spencer Wassam; one great-grandchild, Jaden Snavely; brothers and sisters, Wilma Easter, Lebanon, Mo., Delta Forrest, Norwood, Mo., Rev. Joe D. Snavely, Springfield, Mo., Alice Kingsland, Mtn. Grove, Mo., James Snavely, Springfield, Mo., Ilena Bolt, Mtn. Grove, Mo., Rev. Jerry Snavely, Springfield, Mo., Donna Bennett, Norwood, Mo., and Brenda Bradshaw, Fortson, Ga. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, October 30, 2004, in James River Assembly, Hwy 65 & CC., with Pastor John Lindell officiating. Graveside services and burial will be 2 p.m. Saturday in Thomas Cemetery, Norwood, Mo., under the direction of Walnut Lawn Funeral Home. Friends may visit 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Friday, in the funeral home, 2001 W. Walnut Lawn Street, Springfield, Mo. The family will receive friends 9 a.m. Saturday at James River Assembly until service time at 11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the James River Assembly Mission Fund.

Published 10/29/04

 

Snearley, Alta (Herd) Denton 5 Dec 1924 - 21 Jan 2005 SN-L 23 Jan 2005

[Note: Daughter of Otis & Eva Mae (Vanmeter) Herd; married 1946 Elzie Denton; married 3 May 1952 Warren W. Snearley]

Alta Snearley, the daughter of Otis Herd and Eva Mae (Vanmeter) Herd, was born Dec. 5, 1924, and departed this life Jan. 21, 2005, at the age of 80 years, 1 month, and 16 days. Alta was a resident of Oldfield, Mo., for the past 20 years, moving from Ava, Mo. Alta and Elzie Denton were united in marriage in 1946 and to this union two children were born. On May 3, 1952, Alta and Warren W. Snearley were united in marriage in Mt. Home, Ark. Mr. Snearley preceded Alta in death. Alta was employed as Milk Truck Driver for 14 years. She loved camping and blue grass festivals, watching NASCAR, the St. Louis Cards, quilting, reading, gardening, but most of all, loved being with family and friends. Alta was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Ava, Mo. Alta was also preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Troy Herd, one sister, Freda Cockrum, and one sister-in-law, Linda Herd. Alta is survived by a son, Kenneth and wife, Janet Denton, Ozark, Mo.; a daughter, Deloris and husband, Robert Hammons, Oldfield, Mo.; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; one brother, Leslie Herd, Marionville, Mo.; one sister, Leta and husband, Bill Tabor, St. Louis, Mo.; a sister-in-law, Evelyn Herd, Beulah, Colo., and a host of other relatives and friends. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, Mo., with the Rev. Howard Kenyon officiating. Interment will follow in the Fannon Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday at 1 p.m. until service time.

 

Sneed, Bliss Edward 5 Jul 1930 - 5 Nov 2001  CCH-N 14 Nov 2001

[Note: Son of Harry Dewey & Ica Elmeada (Lawson) Sneed; married 12 Mar 1950 Deloris Dawes; no legible stone in Hopedale Cemetery]

Bliss Edward Sneed, age 71, of Ozark passed away Nov. 5, 2001, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born July 5, 1930, in Maramac, Okla., the son of Harry Dewey and Ica Elmeada (Lawson) Sneed. He and Deloris Dawes were married March 12, 1950. Bliss worked as an industrial X-ray technician. He and Deloris lived in Colorado for 30 years before moving to Ozark in 1991. Bliss enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his family camping in Colorado. Survivors include: his wife Deloris; four children, Karen Patterson and her husband Gerald, Texas, Randy Sneed, Nixa, Ronda Coop and her husband Ron, Colo., and Carla Johnson and her husband David, Colo.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Harry Sneed, William Sneed and David Sneed, all of Okla.; and two sisters, Evelyn Johnson and Bama Hasselmeier, both of Okla. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services were Thursday, Nov. 8, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Charles Chambers officiating. Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery Ozark.

 

Sneed, Carl Raymond 1 Nov 1926 - 29 Dec 2005 SN-L 4 Jan 2006

[Note: Son of Carl Richard & Lillie May (  ) Sneed]

Carl Raymond Sneed, 79, Montclair, Calif., formerly of Republic, Mo., passed away December 29, 2005. He was born November 1, 1926, to Carl Richard and Lillie May Sneed in Willard, Mo., and grew up in Republic, Mo. He graduated from Republic High School and SMSU and taught school in several areas in Southwest Missouri. He served his country in the U.S. Army, finally moving to Yorba Linda, Calif., where he taught school for more than 30 years before retiring. Raymond was a member of the Yorba Linda United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Lloyd, who was killed in Europe during World War II; brothers, Phillip, Ted and Robert; and a sister, Barbara Walters. He is survived by brothers, Donald and wife, Helen, John and wife, Sandy; sisters, Edna Dean and husband, Paul, Republic, Wanda Tiller, Mt. Vernon, and Evelyn Wampler and husband, Harold, Clever; many nieces and nephews and a very good friend, Gladys Ramirez, Upland, Calif. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, January 6, 2006, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, with Rev. Mary Ann Morris officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Republic. Visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m. Friday prior to service. The casket will be closed at the beginning of the service. Memorials may be made to The Kitchen, in care of the funeral home.

 

Sneed, John F. "Cube" 2 Jul 1906 - 27 Sep 1988 OH 6 Oct 1988

[Note: Son of Bertie Franklin & Rosa Martha (Zimmerman) Sneed; married Marie Hill]

J. F. “Cube” Sneed, 82, of Ozark, formerly of Springfield, died at 10:45 pm Sept 27 at Springfield General Hospital. Services for Mr. Sneed were held Saturday at Greenlawn Funeral Home North, with the Revs. Orvie Best and L. Douglas Greer officiating. Burial was in Robberson Prairie Cemetery. Mr. Sneed was born July 2, 1906 in Greene County to Bertie Franklin and Rosa Martha (Zimmerman) Sneed. He was united in marriage to Marie Hill, who preceded him in death in 1976. A farmer and heavy equipment operator, he was a member of Gate of the Temple Lodge #422, Vincil Chapter #110 Royal Arch Mason, St. John’s Commandery #20 Knights Templar, Queen City Chapter of the Eastern Star #226, and Abou Ben Adhem Shrine. Mr. Sneed’s survivors include a daughter, Nilene Tennis, Ozark; a son, Neil F., Willard; a brother, W.S. Sneed, Willard; a sister, Josephine Koeneman, Willard; and six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

 

Snelson, AnnaBell (Geren) 4 Feb 1930 -14 Feb 2004 CCH-N 17 Feb 2004

[Note: Daughter of John Henry & Orpha (Smith) Geren; married Oral Snelson]

AnnaBell Snelson, 74, Springfield, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004, in James River Care Center, Springfield. She was born Feb. 4, 1930 in Hurley, the daughter of John Henry and Orpha (Smith) Geren. Snelson worked as a waitress before retirement. She attended Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Highlandville. She loved her family and the time they could spend together. She also enjoyed playing bingo and crocheting. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oral Snelson; her parents; one sister; and two brothers. Survivors include a daughter, Tammy Goddard, Ozark; two sons, Jon Gray, Springfield, and Jim Gray, Jerusalem, Ark.,; five grandchildren; two sisters, Darlene Geren, Springfield, and Betty Moore, Chowchilla, Calif.; a step-son, Gene Snelson, Bella Vista, Ark.; and three step-daughters, Bonnie Bishop, Willard, Wanda Hair, Springfield, and Genevieve Carter, Raleigh, N.C. A graveside funeral was held at 2 p.m. Feb. 17 in Smart Cemetery near Clever, with Pastor Rick Washam officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2004

 

Snelson, Thelma 10 Jul 1917 - 10 Sep 2009 CCH-N 23 Sep 2009

Thelma Snelson, 92, Springfield, formerly of Ava, passed away Sept. 10, 2009, in Strafford Care Center.  Funeral services were held at 11a.m. Sept. 14, in Ozark Grove General Baptist Church, Wasola. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service. Burial followed in Oak Grove Cemetery. Services under the care of direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Snethern, Brenda Mae (Smith) Hesse 26 Feb 1948 - 15 Mar 2004 SN-L 18 Mar 2004

[Note: Daughter of Lymon Ervin & Gracie Jaunita (Pippin) Smith; married ? Hesse; married second J.B. Snethern]

Brenda Mae Snethern, 56, of Springfield, Mo., the daughter of Lymon Ervin Smith and Gracie Jaunita Pippin Smith was born Feb. 26, 1948, in Springfield, and departed from this life at her residence on March 15, 2004. She graduated from Rogersville High School and SMSU with a BS degree. Brenda was preceded in death by her father, Lymon. She is survived by her husband, J.B. Snethern of Springfield; one son, Mark Hessee and wife Cindy, St. Louis, originally from Belgium; her mother, Jaunita Hicks, Rogersville; two stepdaughters, Jessica and Annie; two brothers, Doyle Smith and wife Lois, Rogersville, and Larry Smith and wife Karen, Ozark; a sister, Peggy Blankenship and husband Carl, Ozark; and aunts and uncles, Clella Cantrell, DeWayne and Charlene Pippin, Johnny Dwight Pippin, and Alvenia Smith. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today in Clark Chapel, James River Assembly, with Dr. Jimmy Root officiating under the direction of Walnut Lawn DeGraffenreid-Wood Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Roller Cemetery, Rogersville, Mo. Memorial contributions may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Springfield.