Foster, Eva L. 14 Apr 1908 - 22 Aug 1990 NN-E 30 Aug 1990

Eva L. Foster, 82, Ozark, died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 1990, in Springfield General Hospital, following an illness of two weeks. She was born April 14, 1908, and lived in Rockaway Beach. She had been a resident of Riverview Manor in Ozark since 1953. Graveside services were held Monday in Ozark Oddfellows Cemetery with the Rev. Harold Spradling officiating. Burial was under direction of Adams Funeral Home.

 

Foster, Frank 1897 - 5 Jul 1934 CCR 5 Jul 1934 p1

[Note: married ? Waller; Unclear whether others has Missouri connections  Milburn Hannah was the son of Alvin Edward & Mary Alice (White) Hannah]

Milburn Hanna, 24 year old orange picker residing at 111 Miramonte Avenue, was held in the city jail today for investigation for murder in the fatal beating early yesterday of Frank Foster, 37, 1021 Elma Street, unemployed father of five children during a quarrel which climaxed a dinner party at the home of Henry Ream, 404 East Carlton Street. While their wives looked on, Hana and Foster engaged in a fist fight in front of Ream’s house which ended when Foster was knocked to the sidewalk and then allegedly trampled and kicked in the head, according to the account Mrs. Foster gave police, Foster died almost instantly. As related to police an hour or more after the fight, the altercation occurred about 1 a.m., while half a dozen couples were leaving the Ream residence. Attended dinner party. Hanna and Foster and their wives, Laymen Fisher of 209 ½ South Sultana Avenue, Orval Combs of 514 North Sultana Avenue, Miss Dorris Woodward and Foster’s brother-in-law, Emmett Waller of East G. Street and Mrs. Waller, went to Ream’s residence Saturday night at 9:30 o’clock for a rabbit dinner. Waller and Foster, according to police furnished a gallon of wine for the dinner, and the party was also served brandy officers said. During the evening Hanna remonstrated with Foster for using profanity in the presence of the women guests, officers were told, although there were no hard words or other trouble at that time. Ream, however, fearing that hard feelings might develop, encouraged his guests to depart about 1 a.m., according to police. Fight at departure. Mr. and Mrs. Foster were the first to leave. They walked to Waller’s car, parked in front, and were waiting there for Mr. and Mrs. Waller when Mr. and Mrs. Hanna left the house, Hanna carrying his little daughter. Both Foster and Hanna had been drinking during the evening police said. As Hanna approached Weller’s car Foster suddenly accosted him….[account ends]

 

Foster, Fred C. 25 Feb 1895 - 26 Mar 1981    OH 2 Apr 1981 p11

[Note: Son of Sheridan P. & Clara Patent ( ) Foster]

Services for Fred C. Foster, 86, Webb City, brother of Mae Johns of Sparta, were held Monday in Joplin. Mr. Foster died Friday in St. John’s Medical Center, Joplin, after a long illness.

 

Foster, John A. Logan 2 Jan 1874 - 14 Dec 1941 CCR 18 Dec 1941 p1

[Note: Son of Robert M. & Grabella (Fraughnor) Foster; married Sicily L. 1 Mar 1881 - 28 Dec 1953; mortuary record & tombstone give 14 Dec death date]

J.L. Foster was born January 2, 1874, at Fredonia, Kansas and passed away December 13, at his home in Ozark. He is survived by his wife, three daughters and one son. Funeral services were held Dec. 15, at the Chaffin Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Bell of Hollister, with interment in the Ozark cemetery.

 

Foster, John Denny 1 Jul 1897 - Nov 1976 OH 2 Dec 1976 p13

[Note: married Laurine Spicer 25 May 1903 - Oct 1985  m/1 Luce]

John Denny Foster, 79 of route 2, died at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday at Fremont Manor after an eight-month illness. A lifelong resident of Greene County, he was a member of Oakland United Methodist Church and the Strafford School Board. He was past Chairman of the Greene County Farmers Cooperative. Mr. Foster was a descendant of Maj. Gen. Sterling Price who fought in the Mexican War and was a general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Mr. Foster was also active in Democratic politics. Survivors include his wife, Laurine; a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth LaRocca, Detroit, Mich., three step-daughters, Mrs. June Beasley, Nixa, Mrs. Chardine Ferree, Dayton, Ohio and Mrs. Virginia Smales, Battle Creek, Mich.; two step-sons, Gene Luce, Xenia, Ohio and Max Luce, Dayton; a sister, Mrs. Ducette Turner, 751 South Weller, 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Gorman-Scharpf-Abbott will announce arrangements.

Foster, Laurabelle (Sparks) 7 Dec 1873 - 7 Jun 1949 CCR 9 Jun 1949

[Note: Daughter of ? & Susan (Dilks) Sparks; married Samuel Andrew Foster 9 Mar 1862 - 9 Jan 1934]

Mrs. Laura Foster, 78, longtime resident of Springfield and wife of the late Andrew Foster, died Sunday night at the Springfield Baptist hospital following shock form a broken hip which she sustained two weeks ago. She was a sister-in-law of A.C. Leonard of Ozark. Funeral services were Tuesday, at the Lohmeyer-Jewel E. Wendle Funeral Home with burial in the Roller cemetery near Elm Grove. Survivors are two daughters and one son.

Foster, Laurine (Spicer) Luce 25 May 1903 - Oct 1985 OH 17 Oct 1985 p9

[Note: married 27 Dec 1919 Clay Royal Luce 31 Oct 1898 - 18 Dec 1985 ; married John Denny Foster 1 Jul 1897 - Nov 1976]

Services for Laurine Foster, 82, Nixa, were held Oct. 12 in Harris Chapel with the Rev. Wilbur Denney officiating. Burial was in Hazelwood Cemetery, Springfield. Mrs. Foster died of natural causes Oct. 8 in Hillhaven Convalescent Center, Springfield. A former longtime resident of Greene County, she was a retired employee of the credit department of Sears, Roebuck and Co. She was a member of Oakland United Methodist Church, Springfield, the Order of Eastern Star and the Rebekah Lodge. Survivors include two sons, Gene Luce, West Palm Beach, Fla.,. and Max Luce, Kettering, Ohio; three daughters, Charoline Ferree, Sun City West, Ariz., Virginia Smales, Columbus, Ohio, and June Beasley, Nixa; 13 grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

Foster, Lola I. (Haguewood) 30 Apr 1907 - 13 Nov 1989  OH 23 Nov 1989

[Note: Daughter of Major Clarence & Macie T. (Canard) Haguewood; married 12 Feb 1939 Thomas William Foster 3 Mar 1893 - 23 Feb 1965]

Lola I. Foster, 82, Ozark, died at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in St. John's Regional Health Center after a short illness. A lifelong resident of the Ozark and Strafford areas, Mrs. Foster worked many years for J.C. Penney in Springfield in retail sales before retiring. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Ozark, and Ozark Chapter No. 98 Order of Eastern Star. She is survived by three nephews, Glen Kaufman, Ozark, Jack Kaufman, Boise, Idaho, and John Dale Haguewood, Springfield; and two nieces, Jan Ellen Livingston, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Marian Paige Haguewood, Littleton, Colo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas William Foster, in 1965. Services were Thursday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Troy Rhoden officiating. Burial was in Ozark Cemetery.

Foster, Mallisa “Lisa” (Dickens) 12 Feb 1870 - 11 Mar 1940 CCR 14 Mar 1940 p7

[Note: Daughter of John & Nancy (Warren) Dickens; married Sam Foster 26 Mar 1866 - 5 Apr 1945; spelling from tombstone differs from obit]

Mrs. Malissa Foster, 70, lifelong resident of near Sparta, Mo., died at 6:45 o’clock the morning of March 11 at her home. She is survived by her husband, Sam Foster, three daughters, Mrs. Anna Osborn and Mrs. Ethel Gilmore of Springfield and Mrs. May Johns of Sparta, two sons, Fred and Arthur Foster of Webb City, Mo., and 16 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at Bruner, Mo., at 2 p.m. March 12, with the Rev. Albert Hanks of Selmore officiating and burial in the Bruner cemetery under direction of the Sparta Undertaking Co., Rathbun and Chaffin.

Foster, Margaret Jane (Shock) 11 Jul 1918 - 18 Aug 2009 CCH-N 2 Sep 2009

[Note: Daughter of Thomas David & Amanda Ruth (Toalson) Shock; married 4 Feb 1940 E. Frank Foster, Jr.]

Mrs. Margaret Jane Foster, 91, of Springfield, formerly of Boonville, passed away peacefully on Aug. 18, 2009. She was born July 11, 1918, in Columbia, the daughter of Thomas David Shock and Amanda Ruth (Toalson) Shock. On Feb. 4, 1940, she and E. Frank Foster, Jr., were united in marriage. Mrs. Foster was a member of the First Baptist Church of Boonville, where she served many years in the nursery, loving and caring for the babies and children. She was always willing to serve wherever needed. For a span of more than 30 years she worked alongside her husband as owners of Foster’s Drug Store in Boonville, serving the customers and community they loved. From people coming in for prescription needs or just stopping by for coffee and a slice of Margaret’s homemade pie at the soda fountain, Foster’s Drug was a thriving part of the community over those many years, with Mrs. Foster always there with a caring smile and a kind word. Mrs. Foster’s greatest blessings, joys and love in this world were her husband of 66 years and her family, including her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. There was nothing she would not do for any one of them and each of them knew that she loved them dearly. Proverbs 31:28 reads, “Her children rise up and call her blessed”. Survivors include: Three children, Barbara Guthrie, Portland, Ore., Jenna Wideman and husband David, Coral Gables, Fla., Gray Foster and wife Anna, Nixa; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. A son, E. Frank Foster III, preceded her in death, as well as a brother, two sisters and her parents. According to her wishes she was cremated. A memorial service was held at First Baptist Church of Boonville at 2 p.m. Aug. 29, 2009, with interment following at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

Foster, Martha “Aunt Mattie” (Weaver) 22 Dec 1868 - 29 Dec 1944 CCR 4 Jan 1945 p1

[Note: Daughter of Samuel & Caroline (Turner) Weaver; married 12 May 1895 Eli C. Foster]

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha (Aunt Mattie) Weaver Foster, who died Dec. 29 at her home in Ozark at the age of 76, were held Monday, Jan. 1, at 3 p.m. in the Chaffin Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. R.E. Musgrave, pastor of the Ozark Christian church. Burial was in the Weaver cemetery under direction of Chaffin. A longtime resident of Ozark, she was the last surviving member of the Weaver family. She had been a member of the Christian church for many years. She was united in marriage to Eli Foster and to this union two sons were born, both of whom with the husband, preceded her in death many years. Survivors include four nieces, among them Mrs. Odessa Keller of Ozark, and four nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Foster, Mary A. (Shaffer) 18 Jan 1901 - 8 Sep 1978 OH 14 Sep 1978 p6

[Note: married Rev. Richard Foster]

REPUBLIC - Services for Mary A. Foster, 77, Republic, was at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Williamson Chapel, Cassville, with the Rev. Leonard Felton officiating. Burial were in Roach Cemetery south of Cassville. Mrs. Foster died Friday in Carroll General Hospital, Berryville, Ark., after a long illness. Surviving are her husband, the Rev. Richard Foster; a son, Maurice W., Tribune, Kan.; a sister, Mrs. Ola Farwell, Eureka Springs, Ark. and a brother, Dr. Harold Shaffer, Nixa.

 

Foster, Mary M. (White) 9 Dec 1858 - 24 Dec 1933 CCR 28 Dec 1933 p1

[Note: Daughter of Thomas Lewis & Sidney (Collins) White; married 19 Jun 1888 Rev. Thomas A. Foster 27 Oct 1843 - 7 Oct 1928]

Aunt Mary White-Foster of Sparta died at her home on Sunday, Dec. 24, aged 75 years. She is survived by four sons and two daughters. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Dec. 27, at the Sparta Church of Christ with Brother Fields in charge. Burial was made in the Sparta cemetery under the direction of the Sparta Undertaking Company, Chaffin & Rathbun.

Foster, Mary R. (McLemore) Jackson 27 Feb 1924 - 30 Nov 2006 SN-L 2 Dec 2006

[Note: Daughter of Huber & Perna (Andrews) McLemore ; married 6 Mar 1944 Harry "Jack" Franklin Jackson died 18 Jul 1970; married 5 May 1984 Loyd Foster died 8 Apr 1992]

Mary R. Jackson Foster, 82, of Ash Grove, passed away Thursday morning, Nov. 30, 2006, in St. John's Hospital, following a short illness. Mary was born in Dade County near Everton and was a lifelong resident of the Dade County and Springfield areas. She was a homemaker and a retired inspector with Dayco Corporation. She was a member of the Baptist Church. She graduated from Everton High School. Mary McLemore and Harry "Jack" Franklin Jackson were united in marriage on March 6, 1944. To this union, five children were born. Together they were privileged to share 26 years. Jack preceded her in death on July 18, 1970. On May 5, 1984, she and Loyd Foster were united in marriage and were privileged to share seven years. He preceded her in death on April 8, 1992. Also, preceding her were her parents, Huber and Perna Andrews McLemore and two sisters, Betty Grabast and Martha Fisher, and one brother, Robert McLemore. She is survived by her children: three daughters, Sherry and husband Danny Daniel of Ash Grove, Jean Williams of Bois D'Arc, and Pat Jackson of Springfield, Mo.; two sons, Frank Jackson of Springfield, Mo. and Mike Jackson of Ozark, Mo.; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Virginia and husband Sy Wantland, and Connie and husband Dale Myers, all of Springfield; and one special aunt, Kleo McCarty of Springfield, Mo. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 2, 2006, in Wilson Brim-Daniel Chapel, Ash Grove, with Rev. Steve Ward officiating with interment immediately following in Sinking Creek Cemetery, Everton. There will be no visitation.

Foster,  Norma J. 7 Jun 1933 - 2 Feb 2006 SN-L 4 Feb 2006

Norma J. Foster of Wichita died Feb. 2, 2006, in Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kan. The Celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Chapel Hill Fellowship in Wichita, Kan. Surviving family include three sons, Ken Foster of Republic, Mo., John Foster of Evergreen, Colo., and Matt Foster of Ozark, Mo.; three grandchildren, Nicholas, Sheana, and Talor.

Foster, Patricia Ann Oct 1939 - 15 Aug 1943 CCR 19 Aug 1943 p1

[Note: Daughter of Awbry & ? (Galloway) Foster]

Patricia Ann Foster, aged 3 years and 10 months, died at the home of her parents at Marionville, Mo., Sunday, 9:30 p.m. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Awbry Foster and one other child and Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Galloway, grandparents, also of Marionville. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Wallace Funeral Home of Billings.

Foster, Samuel M. 26 Mar 1866 - 5 Apr 1945  gwobit

[Note: Son of Sam & ? (Gibney) Foster; married Mallisa “Lisa” Dickens 12 Feb 1870 - 11 Mar 1940]

Sparta, Mo Stockman dies in Joplin Hospital

Webb City, Mo- April 5, 1945

Samuel M. Foster, 70 years old, father of Fred Foster of Webb City, died at St. Johns Hospital at Joplin. Foster had been engaged in the cattle business at Sparta, Mo. most of his life.  He is survived by another son, Arthur Foster, who is with the Third Army in Germany, three daughters, Mrs. Anna Osborn and Mrs. Ethel Gilmore of Springfield and Mrs. May Johns of Sparta; 20 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the Church of Christ in Sparta, Burial will be in the Bruner Cemetery under the direction of Hedge Lewis funeral home. Contributed by Janis Anderson.

Foster, Shirley L. 28 Dec 1936 - 4 Feb 2011 SN-L 5 Feb 2011

Shirley Foster, 74, Nixa. Arrangements: Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

Foster, Thomas A., Rev. 27 Oct 1843 - 7 Oct 1928 CCR 11 Oct 1928 p1

[Note: Son of Robert D. & Elizabeth (Mitchell) Foster; married Sarah J. 24 Apr 1849 - 30 Jan 1888; married  Mary  M. White 9 Dec 1858 - 24 Dec 1933]

Thomas A. Foster, well known Christian minister died at his home, one mile east of Sparta on October 7th at 7:30 o’clock at the age of 83 years. The funeral services were held October 9th at 2 o’clock in the afternoon by Rev. fields of Springfield at the Church of Christ in Sparta, with burial in the Ozark cemetery under direction of T. B. Chaffin of Ozark.

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Foster, Thomas A., Rev. 27 Oct 1843 - 7 Oct 1928 CCR 19 Oct 1928

Card of Thanks

To our many friends and neighbors, to the Church at Nixa, to Brother Fields and all elsewhere who spoke loving words and did kindly deeds during the illness, death and burial of our beloved husband and father, we extend out gratitude.  Mrs. Thos. A. Foster and children.

Fotopulos, Phyllis (Vertreese)   30 Apr 1936 - 21 May 2011 SN-L 25 May 2011 & CCH-N 25 May 2011
[Note: Daughter of John & Virginia Vertreese; married 1957 George Fotopulos]
Phyllis (Vertreese) Fotopulos, 75, passed away May 21, 2011, at her Springfield, home among her caring family. Phyllis was born in Oklahoma City April 30, 1936, to John and Virginia Vertreese and welcomed by older brother Paul before the family moved to Wichita, Kan. Her parents and brother preceded her in death. In 1957, Phyllis married George Fotopulos and later raised two sons, David and Rick. The family moved from Wichita to Joplin, in 1972 and then to Springfield in 1974, where they established a lifetime residence. Throughout her life, Phyllis provided a special caring relationship with people and pets and found friendship with all she met. As a child, she learned to play violin and retained her fondness for the instrument. Phyllis maintained an energetic life with many varied interests ranging from cooking and boating to travelling. She also earned a degree in criminal justice from Drury University. Phyllis never conceded to many years of various health issues and retained her strong spirit even as her collective illnesses became further compounded by cancer. She is survived by George, her husband of 54 years, son David, his wife Sarah and children David and Lyndan, Sarah’s extended family who are loved as Phyllis’ own family, son Rick, his special friend Tammy Cavins and her daughters Kayla and Lexus, her forever friend, Tula Fotopulos Morris and her family, Tom and Sara Fotopulos and family, Martha Fotopulos, niece Patty Vertreese Sipple, with whom many family memories were shared, the Watts cousins in Oklahoma, and niece Celina Fotopulos Sanches and family, with whom many years of holidays and lakeside dinners were so enjoyed. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. June 4 in the Worship Center of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Nixa. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Canines and Cats animal shelter in Ozark.

Foulk, Gary Donald 17 Feb 1943 - 16 Apr 2005 SN-L 1 May 2005

[Note: Son of Harry & Ada (Miller) Foulk; married 1964 Dorothy DeBoard ]

Gary Donald Foulk was born into this world on February 17, 1943, in Summersville, Missouri, to Harry Foulk and Ada Miller Foulk. He was welcomed to the family farm by brother Glen and sisters Bonnie and Dotty, and later joined by another brother, Lonnie. The family moved to Birch Tree, Missouri, in 1946, where they established a general store and feed business. Gary attended Birch Tree schools, graduating with the class of 1961. He moved to St. Louis, where he worked at St. Louis Flying Service and later at McDonnell Aircraft, building F-4 Phantoms. In 1964, he married Dorothy DeBord of Mountain View, Missouri, and they made their home in St. Charles. In 1969 they left the city life behind, moving to Montier, Misssouri, where they ran a general store and later added a milk route. In 1972, they welcomed home a daughter Laurene Ann. To meet the changing needs of the community, they changed their wares from groceries to auto parts in 1976. They served as contributing delegates to the Shannon County Democratic Committee during this time. In 1990, Gary sold the family business and began working in automotive sales in the communities of Mountain Grove and West Plains. They moved to West Plains where his sales career transitioned back into auto parts when he joined O'Reilly Automotive. Gary and Dorothy moved to Springfield in 2002, and Gary began working at the O'Reilly Automotive store in Nixa, Missouri. Of his sales experiences, Gary counted his time at the Nixa O'Reilly among the most rewarding. After diagnosis and treatment for cancer in 2003, he held firmly to his goal of returning to the Nixa store to continue the work he loved. Gary endured an 18-month battle at home with his illness, demonstrating an extraordinary capacity for patience to the very end. Dorothy gave up her outside work to devote her nursing skills to her husband in June 2004, bringing him close warmth and comfort for nearly a year. Gary passed into the next world on April 16, 2005, with his wife and daughter at his side. He will be remembered for his smile, his loyalty, and his uncompromising values. Gary's love of working with people allowed him to enjoy a host of friends throughout the Ozarks. A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, May 7 at the V.F.W. Post in Mountain View, Missouri. Eulogy will be read at 2 p.m. and casual visitation will continue until 5 p.m. Warm remembrances of Gary will be enjoyed along with punch and pie. By his request, Gary's ashes will be scattered during a private ceremony. An additional memorial service in Springfield will be arranged at a later date.

 

Foulks, Joe Ann (Paschal) Bradford 23 Aug 1930 - 18 Oct 1991  NN-E 24 Oct 1991

[Note: Daughter of Fred & Irene (Brown) Paschal; married 28 Jun 1981 Larry Foulks]

Joe Anne Foulks, daughter of Fred and Irene Brown Paschal, was born Aug. 23, 1930 in Mayberry, Ill., and died Oct. 18, 1991, at the age of 61 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was married to Larry Foulks on June 28, 1981 and had been a resident of the Kimberling City area for the past two years, coming from Arganta, Ill. She was a member of the Elks Club Ladies Auxiliary in Kimberling City, was involved with the Welcome Wagon program and was a member of the United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Larry Foulks of Kimberling City; two sons, Bart Allen Bradford, Nixa, and Roger Kent Bradford, Kimberling City; a daughter, Connie Hubbs, Nixa; one step-son, Roger Lee Foulks, Farmer City, III.; three brothers, Terry Dungey, Troy, Ill., Douglas Paschal, Highland, Ill., and Tom Paschal, Woodstock, Ga.; six grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Memorial services were held Monday, Oct. 21 in Stumpff Chapel-South, Kimberling City, with the Rev. Paul E. Rundel officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Foushee, Anita Margaret 5 Nov 1910 - 15 Dec 1987  OH 31 Dec 1987

Anita Margaret Foushee, 77, of Nixa, died Dec. 22 in her home. The body was cremated under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home South, Springfield: Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Los Angeles, California.

Fowler, Alwilda W. “Wid“ (Melton) 10 Aug 1868 - 25 Jan 1949 CCR 3 Feb 1949

[Note: Daughter of B. Benjamin & Malissa Caroline “Cal” (Elkins) Melton; married 29 Aug 1884 Marion Huntley Fowler 25 Feb 1860 - 20 Jan 1942]

Alwildy Fowler, 80, died January 25, at her home in the Nubbin Hill community. She was born in Cannon County, TN, the daughter of Benjamin and Caroline Melton. At the age of four years she came with her parents to Christian county, MO, where she spent the rest of her life. In the year 1884 she married Marion H. Fowler, who preceded her in death seven years ago. They were parents of four children who survive, Arnold Fowler of Modesto, CA, Oren and Bert Fowler and Mrs. Clara Nix of the Nubbin Hill community. Other survivors are four granddaughters, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. For fifty years she was a member of the Christian church. Funeral services were conducted at the Linden Chapel Monday, January 31, by Rev. Roy Shipman. Burial was in the Linden cemetery under direction of Chaffin Funeral Home.

**from Nubbin Hill column: Due to the ice storm last week which stopped our mailman as well as our school bus, we were unable to be with you. We had to give up mother Fowler who died suddenly Tuesday night at 9:40. She had been in poor health for several days with a pain in her right shoulder. After the doctor called Sunday morning and Tuesday she seemed to be so much better all day and performed her household duties in the usual way. She and her son, Oren, retired at 8 o’clock. She awoke at 9:30 suffering from the pain which was very severe. She hadn’t had a cold this winter and that was unusual for her. Oren had spent every night with his mother for the past two months. Mr. and Mrs. Verrill McCoy and Jerry and Mrs. Herbert Emberton and Marsha Mae of Springfield spent Sunday night with Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Nix and attended the funeral of their grandmother, Mrs. Alwildy Fowler Monday. Mrs. Walt Elkins came Monday for the funeral. Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Shipman, Betty and Johnny and Mrs. Maude Shipman were Monday visitors of the Oren Fowlers. The Glenn Garrisons were Sunday evening visitors and Ollie Green called Friday evening. Mrs. Herschel Jones, Virginia and Rosemary spent Tuesday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Linzy Shipman of McCracken. Mrs. Lewis Dennison was also a visitor. Mr. and Mrs. Glen Garrison and sons spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Bert Fowler.

Fowler, Bert Loren 28 Jan 1889 - 31 Aug 1984 OH 13 Sep 1984 p11

[Note: Son of Marion Huntley & Alwilda W. “Wid” (Melton) Fowler; married 25 Mar 1911 CCM Rhoda Ellen Ross 21 Mar 1887 - 1 Nov 1972]

Services for Bert L. Fowler, 95, Sparta, were held Sept. 5 in Harris Chapel Ozark with the Rev. Clinton L. Taylor officiating. Burial was in Linden Cemetery. Mr. Fowler died Aug. 21 in Ozark Nursing and Care Center, Ozark, after a long illness. A lifelong resident of the McCracken community, he was  a retired farmer and barber and a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Rosa Garrison, Sparta; a niece raised in the home, Mrs. Mable Hilton, Ozark; two grandsons, Gerald Garrison and Ronald Garrison, both of Ozark; four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Fowler, Delmar Carl 27 Sep 1927 - 20 Jan 1999  CCH-N 27 Jan 1999

[Note: Son of Guy & Ada (Whittaker) Fowler; married 27 Jun 1948 McVay Jones 10 Oct 1928 - 18 Nov 1964]

Delmar Fowler, age 71, of Springfield, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, January 20, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born September 27, 1927 in Salem, and was the son of Guy and Ada (Whittaker) Fowler. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict. On June 27,1948 he and McVay Jones were married. Mr. Fowler was a member of the First Christian Church in Salem and the First Christian Church in Rolla before moving to Springfield and joining the Parkview Christian Church. He co-owned a business in Rolla, and owned and operated Ozark Printing Company in Ozark before retirement. Survivors include: his daughter, Kathe Moore and her husband, Dell, Springfield; two grandsons, Brad Moore, U.S. Army stationed in Germany, and Marcus Moore, Springfield; three brothers and their wives, Bill and Earlene Fowler, Fenton, Lowell and Charlene Fowler and Jerry and Karen Fowler, all of Salem; two sisters and their husbands, Sue and Donnie Stagner, and Verna Lou and Perry Inman, all of Salem; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Violet and Delmer Cotner, Salem, and Joan and John Teet, Ramrod Key, Florida; nieces; nephews; other relatives; and special friends on 400 West at Cox South. He was preceded in death by his wife, McVay, in 1994, a son, Keith; two brothers, William Clyde Fowler, and Emmitt Edward Fowler, and his parents. A funeral service was held Saturday Jan. 23, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Jim Haenig and Tony Newby officiating. Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Show-Me-Christian Home or Parkview Christian Church.

Fowler, Delmar Keith 28 Jul 1954 -10 Sep 1983  OH 15 Sep 1983 p1

[Note: Son of Delmar C. & McVay J. (Jones) Fowler; tombstone gives 10 Sep death date; obit says 11 Sep]

Drowning Claims Life of Ozarker

Delmar Keith Fowler, 29, Ozark, drowned in Lake Springfield last weekend. He had been reported missing early Sunday when he did not return from a Saturday fishing trip. His body was found Monday morning by an employee of Springfield City Utilities at the James River Power Plant. Fowler’s death was ruled an accidental drowning by the Greene County coroner, Dr. Erwin Busiek. Fowler was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Delmar C. Fowler, owners of Ozark Printing Company. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 14 in Harris Chapel.

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Fowler, Delmar Keith 18 Jul 1954 - 1 Sep 1983  OH 15 Sep 1983 p5

Services for Delmar Keith Fowler, 29, Ozark, were held Sept. 14 at Harris Chapel with Jerry K. Kilson and Jim Scott officiating. Burial was in Hopedale  Cemetery. Mr. Fowler drowned Sept. 11 in Lake Springfield. A native of St. Louis, Mr. Fowler grew up in Rolla He was employed 11 years in data processing in Olathe, Kan. He moved to Ozark five weeks ago to join the family business, Ozark Printing. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Rolla. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Delmar C. Fowler, of the home; one sister, Kathe McVay Moore, Springfield; and his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William C. Fowler, Salem. Memorial contributions may be made to Countryside Christian Church, Ozark.

 

Fowler, Franklin Lee 10 Apr 1934 - 4 Dec 2001  CCH-N 12 Dec 2001

[Note: Son of Frank E. & Florence (Smith) Fowler; married 31 May 1968 Martha Ping]

Dr. Franklin Lee Fowler, age 67, of Nixa, died Dec. 4, 2001, in Primrose Place, Springfield. He was born April 10, 1934, in Beaver, Okla., the son of Frank E. and Florence (Smith) Fowler. He graduated from Kansas State Teachers College in Pittsburg, Kan. Following graduation he served his country in the U.S. Army from 1957-1963. On June 9, 1965, he graduated from the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine. He also graduated from U.C.L.A. Law School in 1993. On May 31, 1968, he and Martha Ping were married. Survivors include: His wife, Martha; presently residing in Primrose Place, Springfield; a son, John Fowler, St. Louis; two daughters, Leslie Fowler, Nixa and Heather Brandal, Springfield; four grandchildren, Jordan and Sydne Fowler and Crystal and Brandon Smoldon. A funeral service with military honors was held Dec. 7 in the Missouri Veterans Interment Shelter, Springfield. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

Fowler, Gail Warren 4 Jul 1947 - 12 Dec 2003  CCH-N 17 Dec 2003

[Note: Son of Chester Paul & Salena Elsinore (Green) Fowler; married 28 Mar 1970 Peggy Long]

Gail Warren Fowler, 56, Nixa, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003 at Cox South Hospital. He was born July 4, 1947 in Leora, Mo., the son of Chester Paul Fowler and Salena Elsinore (Green) Fowler. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force. On March 28, 1970, he and Peggy Long were united in marriage. Fowler retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture after 36 years of service. He was a member of the Genealogical and Historical Society of Springfield. Survivors include his wife, Peggy; two sons, Nathaniel Warren Fowler, Highlandville, and Joshua Paul Fowler, of the home; his mother, Salena Fowler, Dexter; two brothers and their wives, Jerry Wayne and Camille Fowler, Twin Falls, Idaho, and Ronald and Pamela Fowler, Cape Girardeau; aunts and uncles; nieces and nephews; and cousins. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Dec. 15, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Rev. Joseph Fahl officiating. Burial with military honors followed in Manley Cemetery, west of Nixa.

Fowler, Glessie Mae (Shipman) 4 May 1898 - 22 Aug 1969  CCR 28 Aug 1969 p8

[Note: Daughter of Abraham & Siloama Fredonia (Nelson) Shipman; married  Oren Fowler 19 Aug 1885 - 10 May 1969]

Funeral services for Mrs.. Glessie M. Fowler, 71, of Sparta, were at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Harris Chapel in Ozark with the Rev. Junior Swadley officiating. Burial was in the Linden Cemetery. Mrs. Fowler died at 12:05 p.m. Friday in the Bilyeu Nursing Home in Ozark following a long illness. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Bessie Dismuke of Delhi, Calif.

 

Fowler, Heather Lee (Fowler) Smolden 17 Oct 1969 - 4 Jul 2004 SN-L 6 Jul 2004

[Note: Daughter of Dr. Franklin & Martha (  ) Fowler; married ? Smolden]

Heather Lee Fowler, 34, Springfield, passed away July 4, 2004. She was born October 17, 1969, in Parsons, Kansas, the daughter of Dr. Franklin and Martha Fowler. She is survived by two children, Brandon and Crystal Smolden, Show Low, AZ; a brother, John Fowler; and a sister, Leslie Fowler. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 7, 2004, in Glenn Cemetery, Nixa, Missouri, with the Rev. Ron Walker officiating, under the direction of Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established at the funeral home.

 

Fowler, Larry Richard 1919 - 20 Jun 2005 SN-L 22 Jun 2005

[Note: Son of Richard  & Betty (  ) Fowler; married Diana Lynn]

Larry Richard Fowler, 55, of St. Petersburg, Fla., died Monday, June 20, 2005, in Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg. He was a graduate of Glendale High School and Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo. Born in Peoria, Ill., he moved to St. Petersburg 12 years ago from Puerto Rico. A retired U.S. Navy officer with 26 years of service, he most recently served as the second in command and Security Officer for the Atlantic Fleet Weapons Training Facility, the largest "LIVE FIRE" weapons training facility within the D.O.D. Prior to that he had served as the Chief Staff Officer and Training Plans Officer at Training Air Wing FIVE within the Naval Air Training Command. While there he rewrote the initial assignment selection process and the Primary Flight Training curriculum. Other previous assignments include the design of the Command Center for the Commander, Naval Air Forces, U. S. Atlantic Fleet, where he then developed the operating procedures and trained the initial staff. He has been designated by the U.S. Navy as a Naval Aviator, an Aviation Safety Officer, and a Proven Specialist in Education and Training Management. He held a degree in Public Administration. He taught at the VMI as a Naval Science Instructor. He was Chief of Staff at the Training Wing in Pensacola and Air Boss on the U.S.S. Guam. He was a member of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club and was involved in the St. Petersburg Race Committee. Survivors include his wife, Diane Lynn; his parents, Richard and Betty Fowler, Nixa, Mo.; a brother, John David Fowler, Edmond, Okla.; and a niece, Annie Farley, Nixa, Mo. Arrangements by Anderson-McQueen Funeral & Cremation Centers-NE St. Petersburg. Online guestbook @ www.andersonmcqueen.com

 

Fowler, Marion Huntley 25 Feb 1860 - 20 Jan 1942 CCR 22 Jan 1943 p1

[Note: Son of Jacob B. & Martha Virginia (Elkins) Fowler; married 29 Aug 1884 CCM Alwilda W. “Wid” Melton 10 Aug 1868 - 25 Jan 1949]

M. H. Fowler, 82, was born Feb. 25, 1860, at Woodbury, Tenn., and passed away Tuesday afternoon at 6:15 at his home near McCracken. He was the son of Jacob and Virginia Elkins Fowler. When a young man, 22 years of age, he came to Christian county, Mo., and located in the community where he lived the remainder of his life. On Aug. 24, 1884, he married Miss Alwildy Melton and to this union were born four children, three sons and one daughter, Oren, Bert and Mrs. O.D. Nix of near McCracken and Arnold of Modesto, Calif. He is survived by his wife, Alwildy, the four children, five granddaughters and seven great grandchildren. He united with the Christian church at Linden in 1885. On account of the illness of his wife, it was impossible for Arnold to come from California for the funeral services, which are being held today, Thursday, at 2 o’clock at Linden Chapel by Rev. Roy Shipman. Burial at Linden cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home.

 

Fowler, McVay J. (Jones) 10 Oct 1928 – 18 Nov 1994  CCH-N 23 Nov 1994

[Note: Daughter of Thomas & Gertrude (  )Jones; married 27 Jun 1948 Delmar Carl Fowler 27 Sep 1927 - 20 Jan 1999 ]

McVay J. Fowler, 66, Springfield, died Nov. 18, 1994, in her home. She was born Oct. 10, 1928, in Salem, the daughter of Thomas and Gertrude Jones. On June 27, 1948, she was united in marriage to Delmar Carl Fowler.  She and her husband formerly owned and operated Ozark Printing for a number of years. She was a member of Parkview Christian Church. Baptized at the age of 12, she was a faithful church member, serving Springfield and formerly First Christian Church of Rolla Preceding her in death were her parents; and a son, Keith Fowler. Survivors include her husband, Delmar; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathe and Dell Moore, Springfield; two grandchildren, Brad Moore and his wife, Andy, and Marcus Moore; two sisters and their husbands, Violet and Delmer Cotner, Salem, and Joan and John Teet, Ramrod Key, Fla; nieces; and nephews. Funeral services were Monday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Ministers Jim Haenig and Tony Newby officiating. Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Parkview Christian Church, Show-Me Christian Youth Home or Hospice of Southwest Missouri.

 

Fowler, Oren 19 Aug 1885 - 10 May 1969 CCR 22 May 1969 p8

[Note: Son of Marion Huntley & Alwilda W. “WId“ (Melton) Fowler); married 29 May 1918 Glessie Mae Shipman  4 May 1898 - 22 Aug 1969]

Oren Fowler, 83, a lifelong resident of Route 1, Sparta, died at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday in Springfield Baptist Hospital. A retired farmer, he is survived by his wife, Glessie, of Ozark; a sister, Mrs. Clara Nix, Tucson, Ariz; and two brothers, Arnold, Modesto, Calif. and Bert, Sparta. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Harris of Ozark.

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Fowler, Oren 19 Aug 1885 - 10 May 1969 CCR 29 May 1969 p8

Funeral services for Oren Fowler, 83, Route 1, Sparta, were at 2 p.m. Friday in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. J. Eli Routh officiating, assisted by the Rev. Junior Swadley. Burial was in Linden Cemetery, north of Sparta. Mr. Fowler died at 6:15 p.m. in Springfield Baptist Hospital.

 

Fowler, Pauline (Pearson) Russell 26 Apr 1912 - 20 Nov 2008 SN-L 24 Nov 2008

[Note: Daughter of Franklin & Mary Etta (  ) Pearson; married Aubrey Russell; married Charles Fowler]

Pauline Pearson Russell Fowler, daughter of Franklin and Mary Etta Pearson, was born in Parsons, Kan., on April 26, 1912, and died at James River Care Center in Springfield, Missouri, on November 20, 2008. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Aubrey Russell; sister Marguerite Melton; brother Paul Pearson; son Denny Lee Russell; grandson Danny Lee Russell; and second husband Charles Fowler. She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law Jacquelyn and Matt Henry of Grapevine, Texas; nephew Stephen Henry of Edmond, Okla.; niece Rebecca Shannon of Indianapolis, Ind., nephew and his wife, Russell and Jean Heaivilin of Fremont, Calif.; devoted niece Ellen Frederickson of Ozark, Mo.; and great-nephew Nathan Henry of Norman, Okla. A graveside service will be at Maple Park Cemetery at 1 p.m. on November 24, 2008, with Rev. Gregg Esselman officiating, under the direction of the Walnut Lawn Funeral Home of Springfield, MO. Online condolences may be left at www.walnutlawnfuneralhome.com.

Fowler, Richard G. 11 Feb 1930 - 15 Apr 2011 SN-L 17 Apr 2011
[Note: Son of Leonard & Susie (  ) Fowler; married 24 Dec 1948 Betty Greer]
Richard G. Fowler, February 11, 1930 to April 15, 2011. Richard was born in Omaha, Nebraska February 11, 1930 to Leonard and Susie Fowler. He graduated from Niangua High School in 1948. Richard was united in marriage to Betty Greer on December 24, 1948. They were blessed with two sons, Larry Richard and John David. Richard retired from General Electric in 1990 to embark upon the adventure of a lifetime. He spent the next several years traveling extensively in an RV with his wife Betty, making many friends along the way. Richard is preceded in death by his parents; his son, Larry; and grandson, John Michael. Richard was proud of his family. He is survived by his son, John; his daughter-in-law, Cynthia; and grandson, Jesse, of Austin, Texas; his granddaughter, Annie Farley and her life-partner Sara; and his two great-granddaughters, Hannah and Chloe, of O'Fallon, Mo.; and his brother, Don Fowler and sister-in-law Charlotte, of Clayton, Ga. Richard was a man of faith, and knew he would soon find his parents Leonard and Susie, son Larry, and grandson John Michael waiting for him on the other side. A brief visitation will be held this Tuesday, April 19, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Day Funeral Home, 1075 State Hwy CC, Marshfield, MO. Funeral services will also be held at Day, Wednesday, April 20 at 10:00 a.m., followed by a brief internment in Mission Home Baptist Church Cemetery, Marshfield, Mo. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made to the Mission Home Cemetery Improvement Fund.

Fowler, Rhoda Ellen (Ross) 21 Mar 1887 - 1 Nov 1972  CCR 2 Nov 1972 p8

[Note: Daughter of  Rhuben Wilber  & Emiline “Emily“ (Horton) Ross; married 25 Mar 1911 Bert Loren Fowler 28 Jan 1889 - 31 Aug 1984]

Mrs. Rhoda E. Fowler, 85, Route 1, Sparta, died at 5:40 a.m. Wednesday in the Christian County Nursing Home, Ozark. Mrs. Fowler was a lifelong resident of the McCracken community and a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband Bert, a daughter, Mrs. Rosa Garrison, Sparta, two grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Harris Funeral Home with Rev. Eli Routh and Rev. Bruce Maples, officiating. Burial will be in Linden Cemetery.

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Fowler, Rhoda Ellen (Ross) 21 Mar 1887 - 1 Nov 1972  OH 9 Nov 1972 p8

OZARK - Mrs. Rhoda E. Fowler, 85, Route 1, Sparta, died at 5:40 a.m. Wednesday in the Christian County Nursing Home, Ozark. Mrs. Fowler was a lifelong resident of the McCracken community, and a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Bert; a daughter, Mrs. Bert Garrison, Sparta; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Services were announced by Harris of Ozark.

 

Fowler, Robert Gene (Goolsby) 22 Dec 1943 - 12 Jun 2001  CCH-N 27 Jun 2001

[Note: Son of Frank & Hazel (  ) Goolsby; married 1966 Nancy Fay Kennedy]

Robert Gene Fowler, 57, Sparta, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2001, in his home of cancer. He was born Dec. 22, 1943, in Sioux City, Iowa, and married Nancy Fay Kennedy in 1966. Mr. Fowler worked as a roofer before his illness. Preceding him in death were a son, Edward Fowler; his parents, Hazel and Frank Goolsby; a sister, Diane; and a granddaughter, Star. Survivors include: his wife, Nancy; two children, Robert Fowler II, and his wife Kim, Sparta, and Stephanie Stark, Sparta; four grandchildren, Sunny Vail Fowler, Wyatt Holt Fowler, Nikki Stark and Dakota Bellah-Fowler; a brother, Edward Fowler, Iowa; and two sisters, Karen Colson, Arizona, and Donna Isham, California. His body has been cremated according to his wishes. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Fox, Adeline Orpha (Bolin) 23 Sep 1890 - 31 Dec 1946 CCR 9 Jan 1947 p5

[Note: Daughter of Isaac Marion & Sarah Ann (Harp) Bolin; married  6 Oct 1907 Joseph F. Fox 2 Aug 1883 - 20 Aug 1964]

Mrs. Orpha Adeline Bolin Fox was born near Nixa, Mo., on Sept. 23, 1890, and passed away at her home in Nixa on Dec. 21, 1946. She was united in marriage to Joe Fox on Oct. 6, 1907, and to this union were born five daughters. Two children preceded her in death. She united with the Nixa Church of Christ in 1919 and lived a consecrated Christian life until her death. Surviving are her husband, Joe; three daughters, Mrs. Lucille O’Neil, Mrs. Eva Lee Sissel and Mrs. Helen Maples of Nixa; her mother, Mrs. Anna Bolin of Nixa; four brothers, Alvia Bolin of Mt. Vernon, Steve Bolin of Nixa, Dave Bolin of Overton, Neb., and Charlie Bolin of Ontario, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Harry Walker of Springfield, Mrs. Clell Young and Mrs. Carl Fitzpatrick of Nixa; five grandchildren and a host of other relatives. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon in the Church of Christ at Nixa, conducted by Rev. Henry C. Boren of Springfield. Burial was in the Chastain cemetery under direction of the Maples Funeral Home of Nixa.

Fox, Allie Lurilla (Rice) 25 Mar 1871 - 28 Oct 1927 CCR 3 Nov 1927 p1

[Note: Daughter of James Bolton & Emily Ann (White) Rice; married 1887 William Oscar Fox 1865 - ?]

Mrs. Allie Fox, wife of W. O. Fox, died at the home of Walter Keltner in Nixa, October 28th, after several weeks of illness, aged 57 years, 8 months and 3 days. Mr. and Mrs. Fox reside in Shearley, Arkansas but were visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Keltner at the time of her death. She leaves a husband; one brother, Frank Rice of Reed Springs; a sister, Mrs. Claude Keltner, of Nixa, both of whom were present at the time of her death; besides other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 29th at 2:30 p.m. at the Christian church at Nixa, conducted by Rev. B. Frank West, with burial in the Payne cemetery under direction of T. B. Chaffin of Ozark.

Fox, Annabelle (Garrison) Hough 7 Mar 1910 - 4 Feb 1994 OH 9 Feb 1994

[Note: Daughter of Landon & Amy (Roberts) Garrison; married ? Hough; married ? Fox]

Annabelle Garrison Fox, 83, Ozark, died Friday, Feb. 4, 1994 in Ozark Riverview Manor. She was born March 7, 1910 in Billings, and was the daughter of Landon and Amy Roberts Garrison. In 1920, the family moved to Ozark where they farmed and lived on the property that is now Century Pines Retirement Home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe; three brothers, Howard, Lloyd, and Ralph Garrison, and three sisters, Lucille Garrison, Mildred Silvey, and Celo Hawkins. Survivors include four children, Judge Mitch Hough, Ozark, Garrison J. Fox, Denver, Colo., Robert N. Fox, St. Louis, and Judy Ann Switzer, Sedona, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren Lindsey Hough, Terianne Love, Mark, Sam, Lisa, Joseph, and Michael Fox, Athen George Mertis Jr., Bobby Mertis, and Christina Sollar; three great-grandchildren and cousins by the thousands. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 7, at Ozark Cemetery with Rev. Ben Brown officiating, under the direction of Adams Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian County Museum and Historical Society, PO Box 442, Ozark.

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Fox, Annabelle (Garrison) Hough    7 Mar 1910 - 4 Feb 1994 SN-L 6 Feb 1994
[Note: Daughter of Landon & Amy (Roberts) Garrison; married ? Hough; married Joseph Fox]
Annabelle Garrison Fox, 83, Ozark, died Friday, Feb. 4, 1994 in Ozark Riverview Manor. She was born March 7, 1910 in Billings, and was the daughter of Landon and Amy Roberts Garrison. In 1920, the family moved to Ozark where they farmed and lived on the property that is now Century Pines Retirement Home. She and her husband, Joseph Fox, lived for many years in St. Louis, where he served as president of International Retail Shoe Co. While living in St. Louis, Mrs. Fox. Was very active in community service organizations and Republican Party politics. When she returned to Ozark, she participated in community activities, including the Christian County Museum and Historical Society. She also enjoyed researching Garrison family history. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe; three brothers, Howard, Lloyd, and Ralph Garrison, and three sisters, Lucille Garrison, Mildred Silvey, and Celo Hawkins. She is survived by four children, Judge Mitch Hough, Ozark, Garrison J. Fox, Denver, Colo., Robert N. Fox, St. Louis, and Judy Ann Switzer, Sedona, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren Lindsey Hough, Terianne Love, Mark, Sam, Lisa, Joseph, and Michael Fox, Athen George Mertis Jr., Bobby Mertis, and Christina Sollar; three great-grandchildren and cousins by the thousands. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 7 in Ozark Cemetery with Rev. Ben Brown officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian County Museum and Historical Society,

 

Fox, Arl H. 30 Apr 1890 - 28 Dec 1970  CCR 8 Jan 1971 p8

[Note: Son of John & Mary Francis (  ) Fox]

Funeral services were Wednesday, Dec. 30 for Arl H. Fox, 80, of Dodge, Okla., a native of Fair Grove. Burial was in Southwest City cemetery under direction of Worley Funeral Home. Mr. Fox died Dec 28 in his home in Oklahoma. He homesteaded land in Colorado in 1915. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and attended Dodge Baptist Church. Mr. Fox was active in the Republican Party and was sheriff and county commissioner of Delaware County for many years. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. J. C. Roberts, Grove, Okla., Mrs. J. C. Clements, Vinita, Okla, and Mrs. Archie Wichlander, Campbell, Calif; a brother, Gerald Fox, Jay, Okla.; two sister, Mrs. Mildred Deeds, Ozark and Mrs. Ruby Samsel, Marionville; 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

 

Fox, Charles "Tracy" 12 Jul 1963 - 13 Apr 2006 SN-L 16 Apr 2006 & SN-L 22 Apr 2006

[Note: Son of Charles Edward & Karen (Harp) Fox]

Charles "Tracy" Fox, born July 12, 1963, passed away in his home on Thursday, April 13, 2006, from complications of pneumonia. Tracy was preceded in death by his mother, Karen Harp Fox, and his father, Charles Edward Fox. Tracy is survived by his daughter, Amanda Lee Fox and grandson, Eli, of Billings, Mo.; his sisters, Deanna Michels of Wisconsin and Kristy Gilmore of Springfield, Mo.; and brother, Kelly Owens of Oklahoma. Tracy also leaves behind many other family members and friends. A memorial service will be held in Tracy's honor on Saturday, April 22, 2006, at 4 p.m. at the home of Gary Yarbrough. Tracy loved the outdoors and was happiest with a fishing pole in hand.

 

Forgey, Joseph Herbert 25 Sep 1884 - 11 Sep 1927 CCR 22 Sep 1927 p1

[Note: Son of  Andrew D. & Anna V. (Bray) Forgey; married Nora Moulder]

With his life but half lived, yet in the living of that half, Herbert Forgey was able to leave a heritage which shall be as soothing ointment to the hearts of mourning relatives and friends. It may be that his confession of his faith at the early age of 16 years brought to him the realization that while living one should live for most in life, thus making it possible for him to assume the leadership of a home and family to the end that when Death did come, those whom he would leave could look upon his memory in appreciation and thankfulness. Such are the thoughts as we come [incomplete - skip in what was copied] are told of the life of Herbert Forgey. Born near McCracken and reared within the confines of the Ozarks, Herbert won for himself an army of friends among his boyhood acquaintances. He was educated in the grade and high schools of this community and Springfield, seeking for his vocation that of telegraphy operator, whose position of trust and responsibility he held continuously for the past 21 years. For the past 13 years, he and his family have lived at Kramar, California, where he resided when stricken about two weeks ago with acute stomach troubles which called for an operation. From the operation, he seemed to rally and friends and relatives were entertaining hopes for his complete recovery when Death played its unruly part and took him away at 4 o’clock Monday morning, September 12th, at the hospital in Osdick, California. The body was brought to Ozark and taken to the home of his sister, Mrs. Clyde Hanks, where it was watched and viewed by relatives and friends, awaiting the last services which were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Linden, with Dr. L. M. Hale, pastor of the First Baptist church of Springfield, officiating with T. B. Chaffin, as undertaker in charge. Herbert leaves to mourn his untimely death, the widow and two children, Byron, aged 16 and Warren, aged 3; his mother, Mrs. Anna V. Forgey of Ashton, Idaho; two sisters, Mrs. Clyde Hanks  of Ozark, Mrs. D. A. Stone of Galena, Kansas; three brothers, W. C. of McCracken, H. D. of Springfield and Arthur of Ashton, Idaho. His father and one sister preceded him in death, Herbert was born April 25, 1884, the son of Andrew D. Forgey and Anna V. Forgey, and was married on September 16, 1910 to Miss Nora M. Molder. To this young man, taken in the prime of his manhood, life appeared with responsibilities and the heritage he leaves is the example by which he met them. He was a man devoted to his home and his family, having at all times their comfort and their happiness in mind. He was painstaking not only in the manner of handling friendships, but he gave the company for which he worked the same consideration to the end that all his books and accounts were in first class condition, for which he was often commended by his employers. He worked hard and provided, not only for the present, but kept in mind the future, so that his mate, nor left the full responsibility of home and family, may be properly cared for. Such a life is bound to have its reward and we believe that a life so lived has due claim to eternal compensation in things spiritual. He exemplified his faith, not only his association in the church, but he had acclaimed his belief further in that wonderful order of Masons and had reached the steps where he was soon to have received one of the order’s highest degrees. As the hills, over which he roamed as a boy and grew into manhood, claim his body, his spirit and memory leave that, which endearing hands deposit into the grave,. To inspire others to live, that they too may be mourned when Death has its way with them. The life that Herbert Forgey lived for those he loved is a better eulogy than can be written by the hand of man and to it those mourn should look with hope and thankfulness.

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Forgey, Joseph Herbert 25 Sep 1884 - 11 Sep 1927 CCR 22 Sep 1927

Card of Thanks

We take this means of expressing our sincere thanks and appreciation for the assistance and kind words of sympathy in our sorrow in the loss of our husband, father, brother and son. Especially do we thank all who gave such lovely floral offerings.  Mrs. Herbert Forgey and Children,  Mrs. A. D. Forgey and Family,  Mrs. Clyde Hanks and Family

 

Forgey, Justin Ken 27 Sep 1974 -  27 Sep 1974   OH 3 Oct 1974 p2

[Note: Son of Douglas K. & Judy (Hanafin) Forgey - tombstone has name Justin Kern Forgey]

CLEVER - Justin Ken Forgey, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas K. Forgey, Route 1, Clever, died shortly after birth at 10:13 p.m. Friday at St. John’s Hospital., Springfield. Other survivors include the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Burel Forgey, Nixa; maternal grandfather and step grandmother, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hanafin, Route 4, Springfield; and great grandmothers, Mrs. Ester Peters, Nixa, Mrs. Tishie Hanafin, Marionville, and Mrs. Jewell Goddard, Ozark. Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Monday at Mount Carmel Cemetery, near here, with the Rev. Joseph Fahl officiating. Funeral arrangements are under supervision of Harris of Nixa.

 

Forgey, Leo Henry “Pinky” 1909 - 17 Dec 1964  CCR 24 Dec 1964 p1

[Note: Son of Vermont & Emma (Stubbs) Forgey; married Lela]

Leo Henry Forgey, 55, of Tulsa, Okla, a supervisor of Douglas Aircraft Co. there, died Thursday, Dec. 17, in a Tulsa Hospital after an illness of several months. A native of Ozark where he was familiarly known as “Pinky” Forgey, he went to Tulsa 22 years ago. He had been a lead man for Douglas in the production control department for 15 years. He is survived by the widow, Lela of the home at 835 N. Florence Ave., Tulsa; a son, Ronald Forgey of Grove, Okla; a stepson, Jim Woods of Tulsa; his mother, Mrs. Emma Forgey , and two brothers, Roy and Everett, all of Ozark.

 

Forgey, Lola Arvella (Gann) 1907 - 1 Sep 1969 CCR 4 Sep 1969 p8

[Note: Daughter of Robert Uriah & Lunda Louisa (Johns) Gann; married 2 Jun 1924 George Robert “Buster” Forgey 1905 - 24 Nov 1957]

Mrs. Lola G. Forgey, 62, of Ozark died at 9 a.m. Monday in the Cox Medical Center following a short illness. Mrs. Forgey, a native of Sparta, was a former Member of the Ozark grade school lunchroom staff and member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Louise Shipman of Ozark, Mrs. Nina Fohn of Lebanon, and Mrs. Edna Walters of Emporia, Kan.; one brother, Lester Gann of Ozark; three sisters, Mrs. Grace McCoy of Belle Plaine, Kan., Mrs. Donna Kissee and Mrs. Pauline Farwell of Sparta. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Harris Chapel here with the Rev. Allen Harrison officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Rose Cemetery, Lebanon.

 

Forgey, M. C. "Mack" 12 Mar 1852 - 8 Sep 1935 CCR 12 Sep 1935 p1

[Note: Son of John A. & Louisa (Anderson) Forgey; married 23 Dec 1872 California “Callie” Tillman 4 May 1853 - 25 Mar 1936]

Died Monday at his home on West Walnut Street after short illness -- moved to town from farm about a year ago -- was 83 years old -- prominent in affairs here years ago.

M.C. (Uncle Mack) Forgey, aged 83 years, died at his home on West Walnut street Monday morning at 1:30 o’clock, following an illness of short duration. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Calley Forgey, one brother, E.P. Forgey of Conway, and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 1:30 p.m. in the Prospect church, six miles south of Ozark, with Rev. S.L. Bilyeu officiating. Burial was made in the Prospect cemetery under the direction of the Klepper Funeral Home of Ozark. Uncle Mack, as he had become endearingly known to all, was one of those lovable characters who endeared himself to every person who made his friendship. About a year ago, he and his aged wife, having lived for a number of years on a farm south of Ozark, moved to town and rented property on West Walnut street. Uncle Mack’s vitality, even at the extreme age of 83, continued his associations with his friends about town, although both body and mind were enfeebled because of his age. It was only a week ago that he was about town. He made his daily trips from his home to town for his mail and stopped enroute to have a word with friends. In his early life he served this community as an auctioneer and during that service lived in Ozark in the northwest part of town, owning at that time the property now occupied by H.R. Russell. When he retired as an auctioneer he purchased his little farm south of town where he and Mrs. Forgey lived until they moved back to Ozark. Uncle Mack was a character of sterling qualities, honest, industrious and sensitive of his obligations to others and sincere in his convictions. He will be greatly missed in Ozark and vicinity.

 

Forgey, Minnie Gertrude (Maddy) 4 May 1916 - 14 Oct 1999  CCH-N 20 Oct 1999

[Note: Daughter of Jacob Derixson & Nora Mae (McGinnis) Maddy; married Everett L. “Ace” Forgey 28 Apr 1912 - 21 Apr 1982]

Minnie Gertrude Maddy Forgey, age 83 of Ozark died from leukemia on Thursday October 14, 1999 in her home. She was born May 4, 1916 in Dennis, Kansas to Jacob Derixson Maddy and Nora Mae McGinnis Maddy. Survivors include two daughters, Bonnie Godsy and Linda Carney, both of Ozark; two granddaughters, Ratava Moyer, Marionville, and Beverly Grider, Highlandville; six great-grandchildren and four sisters. Mrs. Forgey was preceded in death by her parents; an infant sister; two brothers, Glen and Ted Maddy; a sister, Leona Forshee; and her only son, Everett "Butch" Forgey who passed away March 2, 1999. Her body will be cremated and the ashes place on her beloved farm at Ozark. A memorial service was held Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at 7 p.m. in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark with the Reverend Gary Jennings officiating.

 

Forgey, Paula Ann (Gardner) 14 Oct 1934 - 5 Dec 1971  CCR 9 Dec 1971 p8

[Note: Daughter of Joe Bernice & Maude M. (Glenn) Gardner; married Richard L. Forgey]

Mrs. Paula Ann Forgey, 37, of Route 1, Clever, died Sunday afternoon in Indiana University Hospital, Indianapolis after an illness of three weeks. She was a native of Nixa and had resided in Christian County most of her life. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clever. Survivors include her husband, Richard L.; three sons, Rick Forgey of Billing and Dan Forgey and Joe Forgey of the home; one daughter, Susan of the home; her mother, Mrs. Maud Gardner of Nixa; two brothers, Jack Gardner of Branson and John Gardner of Nixa; a sister, Mrs. Virginia Lea Burback of Portland, Ore.; and one grandson. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. James Smith officiating. Burial was in Linden Cemetery.

 

Forgey, Pearl (McCafferty) 19 Oct 1891 - 24 Mar 1922 CCR 31 Mar 1922 p1

[Note: Daughter of Benjamin F. &  Sarah Ann “Sallie” (Pope) McCafferty; married 21 Sep 1913 Marion Roscoe Forgey 3 May 1896 - 13 Feb 1955, son of Joseph & Manda (  ) Forgey m/2 Ella]

Mrs. Pearl Forgey, wife of Roscoe Forgey and daughter of the late Ben McCafferty, died at her home in the Rosedale district, Friday, March 24, 1922, aged 30 years, 5 months and 6 days. Funeral services were held March 25th, at the McConnell cemetery conducted by Rev. Wade Moore.

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Forgey, Pearl (McCafferty) 19 Oct 1891 - 24 Mar 1922 CCR 31 Mar 1922 p1

Card of Thanks

We wish to express our thanks and gratitude to our friends, neighbors and W. B. Wasson, doctors, for their kindness and sympathy during the illness and death of our beloved wife, mother, daughter and sister, also for the beautiful flowers.  Roscoe Forgey  Mr. S. A. McCafferty and Family  Mr. and Mrs. W. L. McCafferty  Mr. and Mrs. Jake Forgey

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Forgey, Pearl (McCafferty) 19 Oct 1891 - 24 Mar 1922 CCR 21 Apr 1922 p1

Died at her home near Nixa on March 24th, 1922 Mrs. Pearl McCafferty Forgey, aged 30 years, 5 months and 6 days. She was born October 18, 1881, was married to Roscoe Forgey September 21, 1913. She united with the Christian Church in 1910 and had since been a faithful member. One March 24, after a lingering illness of several months, death gently bending down unlocked the cold, dark prison house of clay and the happy prisoner returned home. How sweet she looked, shrouded for the grave, her soft hair pushed neatly back from her snow white forehead, hands folded meekly on her breast, her pale sweet lips closed calmly, as in sleep. “Tis sad to know she is with us no more on earth, but yet a joy to know that she had gone to rest in that beautiful home not made by hands, where Jesus is. As a wife, she was devoted and true, as a mother, she was tender and kind, as a daughter and sister, she was always faithful. She leaves a husband, two children, a mother, five sisters and five brothers to mourn their loss. Funeral services were held at the McConnell cemetery, conducted by Brother Wade Moore. Though no monument of art marks the grave still the bright green grass will wave gently there and the rose bloom and the little bids will sing sweet songs above her resting place

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Forgey, Pearl (McCafferty) 19 Oct 1891 - 24 Mar 1922 CCR 23 Mar 1923 p1

[Note: Daughter of  Benjamin Franklin &  Sarah Ann “Sallie” (Pope) McCafferty; married  21 Sep 1913  Marion Roscoe Forgey]

In loving remembrance of our sister, Mrs. Pearl McCafferty Forgey who died March 24, 1922

Forgey, Richard Lee 4 May 1931 - 14 Nov 2011 SN-L 16 Nov 2011

[Note: Son of Archie “Dutch“ & Gladys (Chaudoin) Forgey; married 14 Apr 1950 Paula Ann Gardner 14 Oct 1934 - 5 Dec 1971]

            Richard Lee Forgey, 80, Billings, passed away November 14, 2011 in his home. He was born May 5, 1931 in Christian County, Missouri to Archie and Gladys Forgey. Richard was married April 14, 1950 to Paula Ann Gardner. To this union was born 4 children. He was preceded in death by his wife and his son, Joe Forgey. Richard is survived by his children, Susie Davis, and her husband Bruce, Dearborn, MO, Dan Forgey, Crane MO, Rick, and his wife Linda, Billings, MO; 5 grandsons; 7 great grandchildren; and one great great granddaughter; brother, Bill Forgey, Augusta, KS; sister, Janet Payne, Ozark, MO; and several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Richard enjoyed the outdoors, farming, fishing and visiting his many friends. He retired from the Stone Container in 1990. A private family graveside service in Linden Cemetery will be at a later date. The family requests no flowers. A special thanks to Hospice Compassus. Permanent online condolences, stories and photos may be shared at www.hhlohmeyer.com.

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Forgey, Richard Lee 4 May 1931 - 14 Nov 2011 CCH-N 23 Nov 2011

            Richard Lee Forgey, 80, Billings, died Nov. 14, 2011, in his home. He was born May 5, 1931, in Christian County to Archie and Gladys Forgey. Richard was married April 14, 1950, to Paula Ann Gardner. To this union was born four children. He was preceded in death by his wife and his son, Joe Forgey. Richard is survived by his children, Susie Davis, and her husband Bruce, Dearborn, Dan Forgey, Crane, Rick, and his wife Linda, Billings; five grandsons; seven great grandchildren; and one great great granddaughter; brother, Bill Forgey, Augusta, Kan.; sister, Janet Payne, Ozark; and several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Richard enjoyed the outdoors, farming, fishing and visiting his many friends. He retired from the Stone Container in 1990. Visitation was held Nov. 19 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. A private family graveside service in Linden Cemetery will be at a later date.

 

Forgey, Roy H. 19 Dec 1915 - 18 Jul 1984 OH 26 Jul 1984 p13

[Note: Son of Vermont “Happy” & Emma (Stubbs) Forgey; married 21 Feb 1941 Vivien H. Phillips; married 1951 Ruth Katherine Seitz 16 Nov 1918 - 3 Jun 2002 m/1 Robertson]

Services for Roy H. Forgey, 69, Ozark, were held July 21 in Harris Funeral Chapel in Ozark with the Rev. Clifford Day officiating. Burial was in Payne Cemetery near Nixa. Mr. Forgey was dead on arrival at St. John’s Regional Health Center after apparently suffering an apparent heart attack. He was a self-employed building contractor and a lifelong resident of Ozark. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; two daughters, Mrs. Peggy Schultz, Springfield and Mrs. Brenda Ford, Sparta; and son, Dale Robertson, Ozark; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Memorial contributions may be made to the Missouri Heart Association.

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Forgey, Roy H. 19 Dec 1915 - 18 Jul 1984 OH 2 Aug 1984 pB11

Card of Thanks

The family of Ruth Forgey wishes to thank our many friends for prayers, cards, flowers, cards and food; and other acts of kindness show to us during the death of my husband and our father. Also our thanks to Harris Funeral Home, Rev. Clifford Day, singer Joyce Rainey, organist Freida Sweet. God bless you all.  Ruth Forgey  Mr. and Mrs. Dale Robertson and Family  Mr. and Mrs. Karl Scholz and Family  Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ford and Family 29-1tc

 

Forgey, Ruth Kathryn (Seitz) Robertson16 Nov 1918 - 3 Jun 2002

[Note: Daughter of George & Doni Elizabeth (  ) Seitz; married Max W. Robertson 1908 - 27 Feb 1964; married 1951 Roy H. Forgey 19 Dec 1915 - 18 Jul 1984]

Ruth Kathryn Forgey, age 83, Ozark, passed away at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 3, 2002 in Ozark Nursing and Care Center after a long ill ness. She was born November 16, 1918 in Jefferson City, the daughter of George and Doni Elizabeth Seitz. She was united in marriage to Roy Forgey in 1951. Mrs. Forgey worked for many years as a cook at the Ozark Elementary School. She was a member of the Ozark Presbyterian Church. Survivors include three children, Dale Robertson and wife Rachel, Ozark, Peggy Scholz and husband Karl, Springfield, and Brenda Ford and husband Joe, Bruner; 11 grandchildren, Lori Robertson, Stockholm, Sweden, Eric Robertson and wife Wendi, Barnstead, N. H., Julie Whitehead and husband Ron, Atlanta, Ga., Tim Robertson and wife Melissa, Warrensburg, Mo., Becky Martin and husband Brian, Monett, Mo., Karl Scholz and wife Lori, Nixa, Ann Crane and husband Rob, Easton, Pa., Emily Rowe and husband Keith, Springfield, Michael Scholz, Springfield, Melinda Hansen and husband Mike, Sparta, and Paula Ford, Sparta; 14 great-grandchildren, Markus and Pehr Gummerus, Sydney and Zachariah Robertson, Max Whitehead, Claire Martin, Simon Scholz, Carson Crane, Gary, Steven and Mallory Hansen, and Riley, Cooper and Bailey Hyde; and beloved nieces Darla Spicer and Stacy Menessinger, Jefferson City, Mo. She was preceded in death by her husband Roy in 1984. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 9, 2002 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will be in Payne Cemetery, Nixa. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Hospices of America. Springfield News-Leader, June 6, 2002.

 

Forgey, Sarah Margaret (Roller) 23 Jun 1910 - 12 Feb 1999  CCH-N 24 Feb 1999

[Note: Daughter of Otto & Seth (Prine) Roller; married 17 Jun 1930 Gene Forgey 25 Oct 1896 - 1 Oct 1988]

Sarah Margaret Forgey, age 88, of Ozark, died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999 in Ozark Riverview Manor. She was born June 23, 1910 in Douglas County and was daughter of Otto and Seth (Prine) Roller. On, June 17, 1930 she and Gene Forgey were married. Mrs. Forgey retired from Fasco, Industries and she and her husband served as custodians for the First Baptist Church in Ozark for several years. She continued her membership there until her death. Survivors include: three children and their spouses, Ray and Sue Forgey, and Carl and Mildred Forgey, all of Ozark, and Norma and Jim Freeman, Sparta; ten grandchildren, Joni Chudomelka, Jenni Southard, Kenny Forgey, all of Ozark; Art Forgey, Nixa; Patricia Burkholder, Valencia, California; Cara Gerdiman, Camdenton; Larry Forgey and Keith Forgey, both of Ozark; Jimmy Freeman and Jana Humble, both of Sparta; fifteen great-grandchildren, Christopher and Andrew Chudomelka, Caitlin, Caryn, and Jacob Burkholder, Tyler and Logan Forgey, Justin Ray Gerdiman, Sara and Bradley Southard, Renee and Rashel Forgey, Melissa and Tara Humble, and Bradley Freeman. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1988, and a grandson, Norman Freeman. A graveside service was 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, in Prospect Cemetery, Ozark, with Rev. Troy Rhoden officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home.

 

Forgey, Verlon Ray 14 Jul 1920 - 1 Feb 1993 OH 3 Feb 1993

[Note: Son of Jewell & Nola (Eakins) Forgey; married 21 Nov 1943 Bobbie O. Jenkins]

Verlon R. Forgey, 72, Ozark, died Monday, Feb. 1, 1993 in St. John's Regional Health Center. He was born July 14, 1920 in Christian County, son of Jewell and Nola Eakins Forgey. He lived most of his life in the Ozark area. On Nov. 21, 1943, he was united in marriage to Bobbie O. Jenkins. He was affiliated with Hiland Dairy for 25 years before his retirement. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Ozark. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Nadyne Miller. Survivors include his wife, Bobbie Forgey; two daughters, Pamela A. Akihiro, Florissant, and Christie L. Englis, and her husband, Keith, Ozark; four grandchildren, Matthew J. Akihiro, Tamiko L. Akihiro, Misako A. Akihiro, and Joshua R. Englis; and two sisters, Wilma Anderson and Imogene Fowler, both of Atlanta, Ga. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Adams Funeral Home with the Rev. Troy Rhoden officiating. Burial will be in Selmore Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Ozark Building Fund.

 

Forgey, Vermont “Happy” 12 Jan 1873 - 25 Nov 1955 CCR 1 Dec 1955 p1

[Note: Son of Andy & Jo Ann (Gilliam) Forgey; married 21 Dec 1900 Emma Stubbs Feb 1874 - 16 Jan 1967]

Funeral services for Vermont “Happy” Forgey, 82, who died Friday night at his home in Ozark, after a short illness, were held Sunday afternoon in the Chaffin Funeral Home with Rev. Floyd Hanks officiating. Burial was in Ozark Cemetery under direction of Chaffin.  The son of Andy and Jo Ann Forgey, he was born at Bowling Green, Ky. in 1872 and Came to Christian County in boyhood. In 1900 he was married to Emma Stubbs and to this union were born five sons, two of whom, Andy and William, preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Emma, of the home; three sons, Leo Forgey of Tulsa, Everett and Roy Forgey of Ozark and seven grandchildren. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ozark.

 

Forgey, William C. “Bill” 2 Apr 1895 - 29 Nov 1986  OH 4 Dec 1986 p7

[Note: Son of Andrew D. & Anna V. (Bray) Forgey; married Agnes Opal Potter 27 Feb 1896 - 24 Feb 1967]

Services for William C. “Bill” Forgey, 91, Ozark, were held Dec. 2 in Harris Chapel with Dwayne Bray officiating. Burial was in Linden Cemetery. Mr. Forgey died Nov. 28 in Ozark Nursing and Care Center. A retired farmer and stockman, he was a lifelong resident of the Ozark area. A charter officer of Ozark Bank, he had served as president for several years. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include one son, William P., Sparta; one daughter, Maxiene Bilyeu, Ozark; one brother, Homer, Ft. Myers, Fla.; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Forgey, William Eugene “Bill” 21 Nov 1904 - 24 Dec 1933 CCR 28 Dec 1933 p1

[Note: Son of Vermont "Happy" & Emma (Stubbs) Forgey]

William Eugene Forgey was born Nov. 21, 1904, and departed this life, Dec. 24, 1933, aged 29 years, 1 month and three days. He was converted 11 years ago and joined the Baptist church at Prospect, later moving his membership to Ozark, where it remained. He had little or no fear of death and during his last hours spoke of being willing to go, to be with his brother, Andy, who preceded him in death four and one half years ago and he asked his folks to so live that they might meet him in Heaven. He leaves to mourn his departure his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vermont Forgey, three brothers, Leo, Everett and Roy, all of the home address, and three uncles, John Forgey of Los Angeles, George Stubbs of Sparta, and Harve Stubbs of Ozark and one aunt, Mrs. Bill McCoy of Prospect and a host of other relatives and friends who loved him well. Funeral services were conducted on Dec. 26 at 2 o’clock in the Ozark Baptist church with Rev. Ross Carter, officiating with burial in the City cemetery under the direction of T.B. Chaffin. Prior to his last illness Bill was local representative of the Empire District Electric Company which position he filled with honesty and efficiency. Many of the company’s representatives attended the services.

 

Forman, Lena (McDade) 5 Jan 1898 – 15 June 1989 NN-E 22 Jun 1989

[Note: Daughter of John & Lillie Belle (Walker) McDade]

Lena Forman, 90, of Taneyville, died June 15 at the Ozark Nursing and Care Center, following a long illness. Graveside services for Mrs. Forman were held June 17 in -the Bradleyville Cemetery with the Rev. Leo Harmon officiating. Burial was under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Mrs. Forman was born Jan. 5, 1899 in Bradleyville, the daughter of John and Lillie Belle (Walker) McDade. A longtime resident of Taneyville, Mrs. Forman was a homemaker and a member of the Bradleyville Baptist Church. She is survived by nieces and nephews including Betty and Bill Roberts, Taneyville, and Donald Bruner, Springfield.

 

Forrest, Tip "Doc" 18 Aug 1931 - 7 Mar 2007 SN-L 9 Mar 2007

[Note: Son of Tom & Nettie (  ) Forrest; married 9 Aug 1951 Charlene Spurgeon]

Tip Forrest, 75, Springfield, Mo., passed away at St. John's Hospital on March 7, 2007. He was born August 18, 1931. He owned and operated Forrest Butcher Block and Forrest Delivery Service in Springfield, Mo., for many years. He was married to Charlene Spurgeon August 6, 1951. To this union one son was born. He was a lifetime member of American Legion Post 676. He was very active in the American Legion Baseball program, serving as baseball commissioner for the state of Missouri for many years. He was a member of East Grand Church of Christ. Tip was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Nettie Forrest of Norwood, Mo.; his in-laws, Arch and Mabel Spurgeon of Mountain Grove, Mo., and a daughter-in-law, Melissa. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Charlene, of the home; one son, Gregg, Springfield; five grandchildren, Kiley, of the home, Brandon, John and Christy, St. Louis, Megan Mallory and husband, Daniel, Columbia, Mo., and their mother, Peg Forrest, St. Louis; two great-grandchildren, Noah Forrest and Hannah Mallory; three brothers, Tom of California, Buck and wife, Delta, Norwood, Mo., and John Moody and wife, Linda, Springfield; four sisters, Boots Gerhardt, Nixa, Jackie Siemens and husband, Stan, Nixa, Marian Marcy, Leota, Kansas, and June Bradshaw, Norwood, Mo.; many very special nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Tip was a Korean War veteran, serving his country in the U.S. Navy. He was a devoted husband, father and "PaPa". He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2007, in Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel. A visitation will precede the service from 1 p.m. until service time. Private burial will take place at a later date.

 

Forrester, A. Marie (Haguewood) 29 Nov 1903 - 21 Mar 1990  OH 29 Mar 1990

[Note: Daughter of William J. & Emeline (Young) Haguewood; married Frank Hugh Forrester 18 Mar 1894 - 8 Aug 1959]

Marie Forrester, 86, died Wednesday, March 21, 1990, in Nixa Park Care Center, following a long illness. She was born the daughter of William J. and Emeline Young Haguewood. A lifelong resident of the Ozark area, she was a member of the Ozark Presbyterian Church. She was a charter member of the Ozark Garden Club. Her husband, Frank H. Forrester, preceded her in death in 1959. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Frank and Erma Dean Forrester, Ozark, and Jim and Betty Forrester, Springfield; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday evening in Adams Funeral Home with the Rev. James P. Robinson officiating. Burial was Monday morning in National Cemetery, Springfield.

 

Forrester, Alfred B. 8 Feb 1862 - 6 Sep 1937 CCR 9 Sep 1937 p8

[Note: Son of James M. & Virginia (Layton) Forrester; married 5 Feb 1888 CCM Amelia A. Kentling 30 May 1870 - 15 Oct 1968]

Death claimed Alfred B. Forrester, aged 75, of Springfield Monday afternoon. He had lived in Springfield for 36 years. Surviving sisters are Mrs. T.R. Herston and Mrs. L.R. Williams of Ontario, Calif.

 

Forrester, Amelia A. (Kentling) 30 May 1870 - 15 Oct 1968 CCR 24 Oct 1968 p8

[Note: Daughter of  Fernando “Frank” & Katerine “Katie” (Schatz)  Kentling; married 5 Feb 1888  Alfred B. Forrester  8 Feb 1862 - 6 Sep 1937]

Mrs. Amelia Forrester, 98, of Springfield, died at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the home of a daughter, Mrs. C. F. Coon, Springfield. Mrs. Forrester, widow of Albert B. Forrester, had moved to Springfield from Highlandville 66 years ago. She was among the first students of the old Loretta Academy here about 65 year ago. Surviving, in addition to her daughter, is another daughter, Mrs. E. L. Chumley, and a son, Leslie B., also of Springfield, 10 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren and 21 great, great grandchildren, Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 in the Gorman-Scharpf Chapel with Dr. William T. Gibbs officiating. Burial was in Ozark City Cemetery.

 

Forrester, Billy E. "Little Bill" 23 Dec 1932 - 22 Jun 2005 SN-L 24 Jun 2005

[Note: Son of Finis Edward & Hanna Flossie (Feaster) Forrester; married 7 May 1952 Velma Gardner]

Aurora, Mo.-Our father, Billy E. Forrester, 72, left this world, as we know it on Wednesday, June 22, 2005, to be with his Lord and Savior, after a two year battle with cancer. Even with uncertainty of what heaven would be like he was at peace in his heart that he was always in God's hands. He was born December 23, 1932, in Aurora, to Finis Edward and Hanna Flossie (Feaster) Forrester. Billy lived in the Aurora community his entire life excluding the two years he lived with his daughter in Waynesville while she cared for him. He graduated from Lowell School in Aurora. Billy worked for the Juvenile Shoe Factory, Tyson Foods and Walnut Bowl in Billings. He was a member of the Fox Hunter's Association. Billy was saved at an early age and was a longtime member of the Wilson Avenue Baptist Church. On May 7, 1952, he married Velma Gardner at the First Baptist Church in Monett. To this union four children were born. He is survived by his children, Russell Forrester, Fulton, Kansas; Vickie Seitz and husband, Rex, Waynesville, Johnny Forrester and wife, Denece, Springfield, and Jack Forrester, Halltown; three brothers, Jess Forrester and wife, Alta, Edna, Kansas, Jack Forrester and wife, Clara, Willetts, California, Buck Forrester and wife, Maye, Aurora; four sisters, Edith Hutchinson, Helena, Montana, Jean Toalson, Aurora, Juanita Rice, Billings, and Betty Buchanan, Republic; 12 grandchildren, Teresa Fisher and husband, Arnold, Melissa Livingston and husband, Jamie, both of Mt. Vernon, Twilight Moore and husband, Blaine, Ozark, Joey, Amy, David, Angela, Steven and Matthew Forrester, Springfield, Jordan, Jaxi and Ashley Forrester, Aurora, and 12 great-grandchildren, Cherokee, Cody, Amber, Rosie and Andy Arnold, Garret Gold, Mercedie and Chance Livingson, all of Mt. Vernon, Rickelle and Hunter Moore, Ozark, J.L. and Jessica Forrester, Springfield and a special little buddy, Scott Lowe of Waynesville. His parents and four brothers, Gordon B., Floyd, Roy Edward and Delberth Forrester, preceded him in death. Services under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 25, 2005, at the Wilson Avenue Baptist Church with burial in the Maple Park Cemetery, Aurora. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Westside Baptist Church Building Fund in care of the funeral home.

 

Forrester, Forrest Eugene 12 Jul 1930 - 16 Feb 1939 CCR 2 Mar 1939 p5

[Note: Son of Joseph H. & Lela C. (  ) Forrester]

Forrest Eugene Forrester, son of Joseph H. and Lela C. Forrester was born at Ashton, Idaho, July 12, 1930, and passed away at his home in Rupert, Idaho, Feb. 16, 1939, at the tender age of eight years, seven months and four days. Forrest was an unusually bright and attractive child. He numbered his friends by his acquaintances. His interests were confined entirely to the finer things of life, being especially interested in art, music, and literature. He loved his school work and his teachers were ever outstanding models in his life. His illness was of short duration but he bore his suffering patiently and appreciated everything that was done for him. All that medical skill and loving hands could do was done to save the life of little Forrest, but it was God’s will that he be taken home. Besides his parents he is survived by one sister, Barbara, and one brother, Robert, also his parental grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Forrester of Pocatello, Idaho, and other relatives.

 

Forrester, Hardy Charles 24 Nov 1878 - 24 Sep 1905 CCR 28 Sep 1905

[Note: Son of  James M. & Virginia (Layton) Forrester; married 1 Jan 1900 Bessie L. Shepard Mar 1882 - ?]

Hardy Charles Forrester was born in Ozark Nov. 24, 1878 and died Sept. 24, 1905 at the age of 26 years, 10 months. On January 1, 1900, he was united in marriage with Miss Bessie Sheppard who, with the stricken parents, remain to mourn his loss. Hardy is well known here and leaves a large circle of friends and relative stricken with grief. Thus one more of our number had entered the valley of the shadow of death.” The funeral obsequies were conducted by A. L. Cailey at the home of his father of tee disease after which the remains were laid lovingly to rest in the Ozark Cemetery.

 

Forrester, Horace Greeley 25 May 1871 - 29 Apr 1926 CCR 7 May 1926 p1

[Note: Son of  James M. & Virginia (Layton) Forrester; married 10 Aug 1891 CCM Nell “Nellie” Warren 9 Apr 1875 - 28 Feb 1916]

Horrace G. Forester, aged 53 years, 11 months and 4 days, died suddenly in Springfield where he had lived for a number of years, Thursday night, April 29, 1926. His son, Frank, of Ozark, was at once notified and together with Undertaker T. B. Chaffin, left for Springfield with the motor hearse and brought the body to the Ozark Undertaking rooms, where it was prepared for burial after afterwards was taken to the home of his sister, Mrs. J. T. Herston. Funeral services were held from the Herston residence, Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. B. Frank West, with interment in the city cemetery beside his wife who preceded him some 12 years ago, under direction of T. B. Chaffin. A delegation form the Painters Union of Springfield, of which he was a member, performed the last rites at the grave. Horace Forrester was a native of Ozark and had resided her all his life until some 7 or 8 years ago. Deceased leaves two children, Frank Forrest and Miss Reba Forrester, both of Ozark; one sons dying June 21, 1910. He also leaves one brother, A. B. Forrester, of Springfield and two sisters, Mrs. J. T. Herston of Ozark and Mrs. L. R. Williams of Ontario, California. A very large crown of old friends of the family attended the funeral.

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Forrester, Horace Greeley 25 May 1871 - 29 Apr 1926 CCR 7 May 1926 p1

Card of Thanks

We wish to extend our thanks to all our friends for the kindness and sympathy shown and the many beautiful floral offering at the funeral of our dear father and brother.  Mr. & Mrs. Frank Forrester  Miss Reba Forrester  Mr. & Mrs. J. T. Herston  Mr. & Mrs. A. B. Forrester  Mr. & Mrs. L. R. Williams

 

Forrester, James M. 27 Jul 1833 - 9 Jan 1917 CCR 12 Jan 1917 p1

[Note: Son of  Hardy & Martha (Crumpley) Forrester; married 16 Mar 1854 Virginia Layton 27 Jul 1833 - 5 Nov 1915]

James M. Forrester, an old and highly respected citizen, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Kate Williams, Tuesday morning, January 9, 1917, aged 73 years, 5 months and 12 days. Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday afternoon with interment in the city cemetery under the auspices of Finley Lodge No. 206 L.O.O.F., he having been a member since March 13, 1869 at which time the present charter of the Lodge was applied for. C. E. Reid made a short talk as a tribute of respect and conducted the Odd Fellows services by request of deceased, made some months ago. G. W. Logan, a friend of more than 50 years, also delivered a short eulogy. Mr. Forrester was born in Gallivan, Tenn., July 27, 1933. He came to Greene county, Missouri in 1849. He was married to Virginia Layton March 16, 1854; to this union was born 10 children, 4 of whom survive, namely, A. B. Forrester of Springfield, Mo., Mr. L. R. Williams and H. G. Forrester of Ozark. He leaves one sister., Mrs. Kate Graber of Kansas City, Missouri. He has lived almost continuously in Ozark since 1864 and was united to the Baptist church here about 1875.

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Forrester, James M. 27 Jul 1833 - 9 Jan 1917 CCR 7 Jan 19 Jan 1917 p1

Tribute of Respect - By Odd Fellows to the Memory of James M. Forrester

In the fullness of years. after a long life of varied experiences, James M. Forrester was called from this imperfect lodge of earth to the Great Lodge on high. He died at his home in Ozark on January 9, 1917, aged 83 years, 5 months and 12 days. Officers and members of Finley Lodge performed the ceremonies of the order at the home and bore the body to the Ozark cemetery and laid it to rest beside his aged companion who preceded him some months . James M. Forrester was a charter member of Finley Lodge, his petition bearing date March 13, 1869, being the date of the petitions for the lodge were signed. For many years, he was a regular attendant at Lodge meetings and was active in the work. He was one of that class of Odd Fellows who believed in, taught and practiced close adherence to the laws and regulations. Several years ago, fearing he would by reason of advancing age and failing health, became a financial burden upon the lodge, he withdrew but some time ago he realized his time on earth was well nigh spent, his love for the Order moved him to again desire membership in Finley Lodge, and he was reinstated and was thus entitled to honorable burial by the Fraternity. We realize that his lodge owes much to Brother Forrester’s work in the early days of the struggling young lodge, that his regularity and constant faith had much to do with maintaining the lodge through those years of discouragement and hardship, and we cherish his memory as one of the pioneers who by by their means and time and efforts to build up the lodge and the fraternity of this community. And, we will continue to cherish his memory in his hearts and will maintain his name upon the roll of honor of those who died in the faith.  Charles E. Reid  F. O. Hartley  H. F. Kartsein, Committee

 

Forrester, Jerald “Jerry” 19 Aug 1942 - 20 Jun 1996  CCH-N 26 Jun 1996

[Note: married 15 Aug 1954 Alice Keltner]

Jerry Forrester, 53, of Nixa, died Friday, June 20, following a short battle with cancer. At the time of his death he was at home surrounded by family members and friends. He was born August 19, 1942 in Waverly, Illinois. Jerry graduated from Forsyth High School and SMSU. He received a Master's Degree from Drury College. On August 15, 1964 he married Alice Keltner. Throughout his working career he was an executive for financial institutions. His last position served was Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President for Farm and Home Savings. An active church member, he served as Deacon and Sunday School Teacher at Nixa Christian Church. Jerry greeted everyone with a warm smile, firm handshake and a big hug. He will be missed by all who knew him. Survivors include: His wife, Alice: three sons. Steve Forrester and his wife. Marcia, California, Missouri, and Rob Forrester, and Brian Forrester, both of the home; his parents, Byron and Myrtle Forrester, Jay, Oklahoma; a brother, Jim Forrester, and his wife, Etta, Inola, Oklahoma; and two sisters, Judy Forrester. Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Myrna Dawson, and her husband. Danny, Beggs, Oklahoma.  Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday in the Nixa Christian Church with Dr. Jack Barnes officiating. Burial was in Schupbach Cemetery under the direction of Adams Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Nixa Christian Church.

 

Forrester, Lee 9 Feb 1883 - 23 Feb 1967    CCR 2 Mar 1967 p1

Funeral services for a lifelong Aurora resident, Lee Forrester, 84, who died at 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in Elmhurst Rest Home in Carthage, were at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Marsh Chapel in Aurora. The Rev. Stevie Maples officiated, and burial was in Maple Park Cemetery. Mr. Forrester is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Guy Phelps, St. Joseph, Mrs. Robert Hall, Ozark; Mrs. Leslie Burt, Carthage, Mrs. Kenneth Ritter, Studio City, Calif. and Miss Virginia Forrester, state of California; one brother,  Lloyd of Springfield; one sister, Mrs. Dora King, Las Cruces, N. M.; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

 

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Forrester, Mary M. (McCord) 17 Mar 1858 - 2 Jan 1902 CCR 9 Jan 1902

[Note: Daughter of John E. & Dell (Foster) McCord; married 27 Apr 1879  Rufus B. Forrester 1 May 1858 - 21 Sep 1910]

Died - At her home in Ozark on Thursday, Jan. 2nd, 1902, Mrs. Mary Forrester, after a lingering illness. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Barrett of the M. E. Church. Interment in the Ozark  Cemetery. The deceased leaves to mourn her loss a husband, son and a daughter besides a number of other relatives and many friends who have the sympathy of all.

 

Forrester, Nell “Nellie” (Warren) 9 Apr 1875 - 28 Feb 1916 CCR 3 Mar 1916

[Note: Daughter of Charles L. & Emma (Pettijohn) Forrester; married 10 Aug 1893 CCM Horace Greeley Forrester 25 May 1871 - 29 Apr 1926; tombstone says b 1876; 1900 census says b 1875; obit says b 1874; DC says 1875]

At the Young Sanitarium in Ozark Friday evening February 25, Mrs. Nell Forrester, wife of H. G. Forrester, aged 41 years 10 months and 16 days. Funeral services were held at the Christian church Saturday afternoon conducted by Rev. Tetley, followed by internment in the city cemetery

 

Forrester, Virginia Jackson (Layton) 11 Aug 1833 - 6 Nov 1915 CCR 12 Nov 1915 p1

[Note: Daughter of Charles & ? ( ) Layton; married 16 Mar 1854 James M. Forrester 27 Jul 1833 - 9 Jan 1917]

Entered into rest at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Kate Williams, at her farm home south of town, Friday morning, November 6, 1915, Mrs. Virginia Jackson Forrester, aged 82 years, 2 months and 25 days. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church Saturday morning conducted by Rev. W. T. Vanover of the Baptist church, with interment in the city cemetery. Virginia Jackson Layton was born in Spottsylvania county, Virginia August 11, 1833, and came with her parents to Missouri in 1840. She was married to J. M. Forrester on March 16, 1854. To this union ten children were born, six having died before her. She and her husband spent their life in and near Springfield until 1865 when they came to Ozark and lived here until her death. Mrs. Forrester leaves a husband and four children, two sons and two daughter to wit: Mrs. Kate Williams, Mrs. Minnie Herston and Horace Forrester of Ozark and A. B. Forrester of Springfield, nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, also a sister 91 years old to mourn her death besides her many friends in Ozark.

 

Forshee, Leona Mae (Maddy) 14 Mar 1907 - Dec 1975  OH 11 Dec 1975 p8

[Note: married Coyne Forshee]

WILLARD - Mrs. Leona Mae Forshee, 68, died at 4:15 Monday afternoon at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield after an eight-month illness. Mrs. Forshee of Route 1, Willard, was a longtime resident of the Willard and Walnut Grove area. She was a member of the Rose Hill Baptist Church near Willard and was a charter member of the Sacville Ladies Club. Mrs. Forshee is survived by her husband, Coyne; two sons, Wendell of Willard and Allen of Walnut Grove; one daughter, Mrs. JoAnn Sandquist, Spokane, Wash.; two brothers, Glenn Maddy, Cape Fair and Tad Maddy of Kansas City; five sisters, Mrs. Mary Creed, Walnut Grove, Mrs. Doris Haslip, state of Idaho, Mrs. Minnie Forgey of Ozark, Mrs. Marion Kincaid, Oklahoma City, and Mrs. Bonnie Ware of Springfield and five grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were incomplete under the direction of Wilson-Brim-Daniel of Walnut Grove.

 

Forsythe, Leona B. (Ball) 11 Sep 1896 - 26 Nov 1973  OH 29 Nov 1973 p4

[Note: married Louis E. Forsythe 18 Jul 1888 - 22 Mar 1969]

Nixa - Mrs. Leona B. Forsythe, 77, of Nixa, died at 6 p.m. Monday at St. John’s Hospital after a short illness. Mrs. Forsythe had been a resident of Nixa since 1953, coming from Kansas City where she was supervisor of waitresses  for Fred Harvey restaurants for 26 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Excelsior Springs, Mo. She is survived by one brother, George Ball of Aptos, Calif.. Funeral arrangements are under direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Nixa.

 

Forsythe, Louis E. 18 Jul 1888 - 22 Mar 1969  CCR 27 Mar 1969 p8

[Note: married Leona B. Ball 11 Sep 1896 - 26 Nov 1973]

Funeral services for Louis E. Forsythe, 80, Nixa, who died at 4:30 a.m. Saturday in his home after suffering an apparent heart attack, were at 2 p.m. Monday in Harris Chapel in Nixa. Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery, Excelsior Springs, with graveside services there at 1:30 p.m. Mr. Forsythe, a veteran of World War I, had lived in Nixa since 1953, coming here from Kansas City. He is survived by his wife, Leona B.; a brother, Albert, Excelsior Springs; and a sister, Mrs. Jessie Vaughn, Temple City. Calif.

 

Forth, Meleese Mae (Cole) 7 Jan 1928 - 5 Apr 2012 SN-L 8 Apr 2012 & AdamsFH

[Note: Daughter of Olen & Clora ( ) Cole; married 1947 Robert Raymond Forth 28 Aug 1925 - 3 May 2011]

            Meleese Mae Forth passed away in St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the early evening, Thursday, April 5, 2012. Meleese was born on January 7, 1928 in Wagoner, Oklahoma, to Olen and Clora Cole. She was the second of four children; two brothers, Glenn B. Cole and Clyde E. Cole, both who predeceased her, and sister, Arleene Nelson, who lives in Chouteau, Oklahoma with husband, Bert. Meleese married Robert R. Forth in 1947 and both graduated in 1950 from Oklahoma State University. They lived in California and Nebraska before settling in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Meleese worked as a home economics instructor with the Tulsa Board of Education mobile classroom then taught at Carver Middle School, retiring in 1983. Meleese and Bob then moved to Highlandville, Missouri, and became active in local churches and mission projects. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, cross-stitching, quilting, and making gifts for family and friends. Meleese was active in a quilting group that helped raise funds for the Missouri Baptist Children's Home by auctioning their quilts annually. Meleese was the beloved mother to her children, Brent Forth and wife, Linda, of Jenks, OK; Rodney Forth and wife, Patty, of St. Peter's, MO; and Linda Hon and husband, Mike, of El Paso, TX; grandmother to Nathan, Justin, Jerod, Casey, Robert, Tara and Charles, and great grandmother to Olivia, Aubrey, Blythe and Garrett. Visitation was Saturday in Beaver Street Baptist Church, Jenks, Oklahoma. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Monday, April 9, in Selmore Baptist Church, Ozark, MO, under the direction of Adams Funeral Home of Ozark, MO. Burial will follow in Selmore Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Selmore Baptist Church Building Fund.


Forth, Robert Raymond  28 Aug 1925 - 3 May 2011 SN-L 4 May 2011 & CCH-N 11 May 2011
[Note: married 1947 Meleese Cole]
Robert Raymond Forth, of Highlandville, passed away in his home in the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 3, 2011. Bob was born on August 28, 1925 in Coffeyville, Kan. He was the youngest of four brothers, all of whom predeceased him. A veteran of World War II, Bob served as a Navy signalman in various theaters in the Pacific. He and Meleese Cole married in 1947 and both graduated in 1950 from Oklahoma State University. Bob worked as civil engineer for the United States Bureau of Reclamation in California and Nebraska before settling in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he worked for the City of Tulsa, retiring from the position of Engineering Director in 1983. Bob and Meleese moved to Highlandville, Mo. and became active in local churches and mission projects. He enjoyed woodworking, making toys and gifts for family and friends, and generously lent his engineering skills, as well as his labor, to a variety of church building projects. Bob was the beloved father of three children, Brent, Rodney and Linda, grandfather to Justin, Casey, Tara, Nathan, Jared, Robert and Charles, and great grandfather to Olivia, Aubrey, Blythe and Garrett. A visitation is scheduled for 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 5 in Adams Funeral Home, 504 West Walnut Street in Ozark, MO. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday in Selmore Baptist Church, 4768 Selmore Road, Ozark, MO. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Selmore Baptist Church Building Fund.

Fortner, Clay R. 28 Jun 1912 - May 1976 OH 20 May 1976 p4

[Note: probably means the Rose Hill Cemetery at Willard, not the one at Biollings]

WILLARD - Services for Clay R. Fortner, 63, of Route 2, Willard were at 2 p.m. Sunday in Rose Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Elliott officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery under direction of Greenlawn of Springfield, Mr. Fortner died at 12:15 a.m. Friday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield after a short illness. He was a farmer, a member of Rose Hill Baptist Church and a lifelong resident of the Willard area. Surviving are his wife, Mayme Jean; a son, Wayne of Route 2, Ozark; a brother, Henry of 1853 South Ferguson, Springfield; a sister, Mrs. Cleota Rohlman, Route 2, Willard; his step-mother, Mrs. Wilma Fortner, Route 2, Willard and a grandchild. The family was at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. today.

 

Fortune, Doris E. 29 Mar 1924 - 19 Jan 2005 SN-L 22 Jan 2005

[Note: married Henry Fortune, Jr.]

Doris E. Fortune, 80, passed away January 19, 2005, in Beautiful Savior Lutheran Home, in Belton, Mo. Mrs. Fortune was born March 29, 1924, in Sanborn County, S.D., and moved to Kansas City, Mo., in 1942. She retired from Safeway Stores after many years in the Accounting Department. Mrs. Fortune relocated to Nixa, Mo., in 1992. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Fortune, Jr., in 2001. She is survived by her daughter, Dorothy Buerky and husband Jim; granddaughter, Amy DiNella and husband Tony; sister-in-law Eva Fortune; nephew Joe Fortune; as well as numerous other nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at a later date in Springfield, Mo. Arrangements are under the direction of Mt. Moriah & Freeman Chapel, (816) 942-2004. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 6800 W. 93rd Street, Overland Park, KS 66212.

Fortune, Eva Marie (Sellers) 18 Oct 1922 - 12 Feb 2012 SN-L 14 Feb 2012 & SN-L 15 Feb 2012 & SN-L 16 Feb 2012

[Note: Daughter of Wheeler R. & Flossie L. (Lindley) Sellers; married Hugh W. Fortune 6 Mar 1914 - 18 Jun 1995]

            Eva Marie Fortune, 89, Ozark, passed away Sunday morning in James River Care Center. She was born October 18, 1922 in Minden, MO, the daughter of Wheeler and Flossie Sellers. Just prior to World War II she married, Hugh W. Fortune and to this union one son, Joe, was born. Eva worked as a bookkeeper at Kansas City Gas Service until she retired and moved to the Ozarks in 1984. She enjoyed time with friends and family at Pomme de Terre Lake. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and two sisters. Eva is survived by her son, Joe and his wife Crystal, and a beloved niece, Dorothy Burkey. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, February 17, 2012 in Springfield National Cemetery, under the direction of Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel. No visitation is planned. Memorial contributions may be made to the Southwest Missouri Humane Society.  

Foster, Arthur 22 Feb 1906 - 20 Nov 1982 OH 25 Nov 1982 p2

[Note: Son of Sheridan P. & Clara Patent ( ) Foster; married Helen (  ) Baker; birthdate on SSDI disagrees with age in obit; 1910 census calls him Jessie]

Services for Arthur Foster, 79, Springfield were held Nov. 23 in Greenlawn Battlefield South with the Rev. James Melton officiating. Burial was in Smith Cemetery near Rogersville. Mr. Foster died Nov. 20 in St. John’s Regional Health Center after a long illness. Survivors include his wife, Helen; a son, Dale, Warsaw; two stepsons, Kenneth and James Baker, both of Springfield; four stepdaughters, Jewell Swanson, Rogersville, Wanda Payne, Ozark, Juanita Copper, Park Lake, Fla. and Delores McClish, Myrtle Beach, S. C.; two sisters, Annie Osbourn. Springfield and Mae Johns, Sparta; 24 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

 

Foster, Ashlie Renee 1987 - 15 Feb 1988  OH 18 Feb 1988

[Note: Daughter of Brad & Lou Ann (Dennis) Foster]

Ashlie Renee Foster, three-month-old daughter of Brad and Lou Ann Foster, Spokane, died at 8 a.m. Monday in her home of natural causes. Graveside services for Ashlie were held Wednesday in the Patterson Cemetery, near Bradleyville, with the Rev. George Bishop officiating. Burial was under the direction of Harris Funeral Home, Ozark. Survivors include her parents, Brad and Lou Ann Foster; two sisters, Nicolle and Tonja, of the home; paternal grandparents Floyd Foster and Donna Foster of Gainesville; maternal grandparents Bill and Lucy Dennis of Bradleyville; one paternal great-grandfather,. Floyd A. Foster, Gainesville; and one paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. lone Snyder, Rock Island, Illinois.

 

Foster, Charles Eugene 16 Jul 1930 - 20 Dec 2011 SN-L 28 Dec 2011

[Note: Son of Ernest McClelland & Thoy Mae (Childress) Foster; married 24 Feb 1957 Rosemary Bender]

            Charles Eugene Foster, 81, Billings. Arrangements: Meadors Funeral Home, Republic.

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Foster, Charles Eugene 16 Jul 1930 - 20 Dec 2011 CCH-N 4 Jan 2012

            Charles Eugene Foster, 81, of Billings died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, in his home with family at his side. He was born July 16, 1930, in Longview, Texas, the son of Ernest McClelland and Thoy Mae (Childress) Foster. Foster served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps., from 1951-1954, during the Korean War, being cited with the National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal with three stars, United Nation Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He married Rosemary Bender on Feb. 24, 1957, in Riverside, Calif. Foster worked for Alcan Aluminum as a plant worker, and then worked as a postal carrier from 1969 to 1994. After retirement, Charles and Rosemary moved to Billings in 1996. He was preceded in death by his wife Rosemary in 2008; an infant daughter, Pamela Jo; his parents; and two brothers, Joe and Buddy. He is survived by: six children and their spouses, John E. and Jolene Price, Murray, Utah, Duane E. and Gwen Price, Glendale, Ariz., Diane Simerly-Alcocer and husband Steven, Cassville, Michial E. Foster, Billings; Cynthia and Jim Lynsky, Oxnard, Calif., and Deborah Foster, San Jose, Calif.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Graveside services, with military honors, will be held at 1 p.m., on Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, with Rev. Terry Cunningham officiating, under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, Missouri. A visitation will be held prior to the service from 11 a.m. to noon in the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.

Foster, Elizabeth (Mitchell) 1 Oct 1802 - 19 Feb 1900 CCR 1 Mar 1900

[Note: Daughter of John & Jane “Jenny” (Collins) Mitchell; married 27 Dec 1820 Robert Dudley Foster 1795 - 6 Aug 1868]

The body of Mrs. Elizabeth Foster was taken to Ozark for burial this morning, A short funeral services, consisting of a song, prayer and scripture reading, was held at the home of Mrs. Ellen Stone, daughter of the deceased, and the Springfield friends of the family took a last look at the face of the dead. At Ozark, more extended services were held at the Christian church, attended by hundreds of persons who had so long known the aged lady. Mrs. Foster’s life was a very unusual one in many respects. Up to the day of her death, the unimpaired memory of this woman covered a period of 91 years. She was born in Spottsylvania county, Virginia October 1, 1802. She had lived through all the presidential administrations from Thomas Jefferson’s occupation of the White House down to McKinley’s entrance into the executive mansion. She saw the Republic of the United States in its early youth, fresh from the baptism of blood and fire that had dedicated this country to the cause of human liberty. She beheld in her girlhood the stately heroes of Virginia who had marched and fought under the great Washington. In 1812, when a child of 10 years, this little daughter of the Old Dominion saw this nation a second time measure arms with Great Britain - and come out of the conflict proudly victorious. In 1820, at the age of 18, this young woman, Miss Elizabeth Mitchell, gave her hand in marriage to R. D. Foster, a soldier of the then late war. The Fosters, like the Mitchells, were well-to-do Virginia planters, owned many places and cultivated large tracts of land. How different were the methods of farm and household work in those early days from the system now in use. The stories that Mrs. Foster would tell about her girlhood were far stranger than most tales of fiction. She saw the old Virginia loom in the full prime of its useful career. The spinning wheel then hummed its tune of honest toil in every home. Hand-cards prepared the wool and cotton for the spinner. The cotton gin had not yet been thought of as a labor-saving device, and a thousand other inventions now deemed indispensable to our industrial life were still beyond the grasp of the mechanical dreamers of those times. Mr. Foster rolled his tobacco crop in hogsheads many miles to market. The hogsheads were tired like wagon wheels and lifted up with axles so a horse could pull the rolling freight. When the civil war came on, Mrs. Foster had 13 children, six sons and seven daughters. She had five sons-in-law and four grandchildren able to bear arms. All these six sons, five sons-in-law and four grandsons joined the confederate army and fought for southern independence. What other women known in the country gave fifteen volunteers to the confederate cause? In 1858, John A. Foster, one of the sons of this Virginia mother, came to Springfield and enter the profession of law. He fought at Wilson creek on the 10th of August 1861, and there received a wound which caused his death a few days after Price and McCullough occupied this town. Mrs. Foster’s home in Virginia was in the midst of that fatal region where the thunder of war was heard almost constantly for four years. She heard the first battle of Manassas, the roar of the guns at Chancellorsville, Spottsylvania Court House and the Wilderness. The last named battle was within four miles of the Foster plantation, and the house was full of wounded soldiers. Again and again, Mrs. Foster and her daughters who were at home sought refuge in the cellar beneath the house while shot and shell flew over the old Virginia mansion. In 1868, the Foster family moved to Christian county near the current town of Sparta. In 1869, while back in Virginia settling up his business, Mr. Foster died. Since then, Mrs. Foster had lived with her children, making her home chiefly with Eld. T. A. Foster, a well-known minister of the Christian church.  Since her husband’s death, Mrs. Foster had drawn a pension on account of his services in the War of 1812. - Leader-Democrat, Feb. 21

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Foster, Elizabeth (Mitchell) 1 Oct 1802 - 19 Feb 1900 unidentified clipping
Mrs. Elizabeth Foster was born Oct. 1, 1802 and died Fe. 20, 1900, aged 97 years, 5 months and 20 days. She married Robert D. Foster December 27, 1920. To this union were born 13 children, eight of whom survive her, Mrs. E. Stone, Mrs. Susan J. Beazley, who lives in Georgia, Dr.  R. M. Foster, W. D. Foster, Cordelia Richards, Mary A. Fuller, Thomas A. Foster and Sofiah G. Hughes. Col. John A. Foster was wounded in the Battle of Wilson’s Creek and died at the Campbell House in Springfield MO in 1861. She was a member of the Christian Church at Sparta. She first joined the Baptist church early in life. She has been a devoted Christian always ready to make sacrifices for the good of others. But Christ hath also suffered for sin, the just for the unjust

 

Ford, Ferrill "Ferdinand" 1904 - 8 Feb 1989  OH 16 Feb 1989

[Note: married 10 Jul 1924 Marguerite Albert 18 Sep 1907 - 6 Apr 2000;  no SSDI found]

Ferrill "Ferdinand" Ford, 84, of Bruner, died at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 8 in his home following a long illness, Graveside services for Mr. Ford were held Saturday in the Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Springfield. Mr. Ford was a retired railroad machinist:

 

Ford, Gerald Keith “Jerry” 10 May 1924 - 28 Apr 2004 SN-L  5 May 2004

[Note: Son of George & Amy (  ) Ford; married 27 Jul 1946 LaVerne E. Abrams 20 Oct 1923 - 19 Mar 1994]

Gerald "Jerry" Keith Ford of Ozark, Mo., passed away in Ozark Nursing and Care Center on April 28, 2004. Gerald was born May 20, 1924, in Clark, S.D., the son of George and Amy Ford. Gerald and LaVerne Abrams were united in marriage July 27, 1946. To this union two sons were born. LaVerne preceded him in death March 19, 1994. Jerry worked in banking for several years, serving as a Federal Bank Examiner in the northwest United States. He was president of banks in Park Falls and Menominee, Wisc. Jerry and LaVerne moved from Mankato, Minn., to Kimberling City, Mo., in 1992. Jerry served his country as a proud Marine in World War II in the South Pacific and in the Korean War as a platoon S/Sgt. with the Anti-Tank 5th Marines. In addition to his wife, Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, George and Amy Ford; a brother, Kenneth Ford; and a sister, Patricia Thompson. Gerald is survived by two sons, Terrance Ford, Griffin, Ga., and Jeffery Ford, Mankato, Minn.; a brother, Duane and wife Joan, Holiday Island, Ark.; two granddaughters, Tara Ford and Kimberly Ford; two great-granddaughters, Ariel and Jennifer Ford, all of Spirit Lake, Iowa; and a special friend and companion, Lolita Magness. No services are planned. Cremation and private interment will be in Springfield National Cemetery, Springfield. Arrangements are under direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home South.

 

Ford, Jesse D. 10 Aug 1863 - 18 Jan 1953 CCR 22 Jan 1953 p4

[Note: Son of Jesse & Melinda (  ) Ford; ; married 8 Oct 1882 Mary Minta Nix 5 Jan 1860 - 3 Aug 1942;  actually born Caldwell County, KY & came to Christian County, Missouri in his early teens, between 1876 and 1880; half brother of Susan (Ford) Fowler, second wife of Jacob B. Fowler; married 8 Oct 1882 Mary Minta Nix]

Jesse D. Ford, 89, a lifelong resident of the Ozark community, died Sunday in the Ozark Rest Home.  Mr. Ford was a farmer and a stockman until his retirement about five years ago. He is survived by four daughters. Mrs. Finnis Hanks, Mrs. Elmira Bryant, Mrs. Elissa Hanks and Mrs. Leno Walton, all of Ozark; 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday in the Chaffin Chapel with the Rev. Worth Caughron officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.

 

Ford, John D. 17 Jan 1966 - 9 Aug 2010 SN-L 12 Aug 2010

[Note: Son of Dr. Zane B. & Alberta (Tate) Ford]

John D. Ford was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on January 17, 1966 and he passed away in Springfield, Missouri on August 9, 2010. He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Zane B. Ford and his mother, Alberta Tate Ford. John is survived by his sister, Mary Jo and Bobby Benge, and nephew, Thomas, St. Cloud, Fla.; aunts, Modine Martens and Bess Tate, Ark.; fiance, Shannon Street, Springfield, Mo; family friends, Mike and Mary Hines, son Landon and godson Cooper, Springfield, Mo.; as well as many cherished friends. He graduated from high school in Carthage, Missouri and college from Missouri Southern. John was the former President of Sertoma and Southwest Center for Independent Living. He worked with many charities including Relay For Life , The American Cancer Society , and Salvation Army. John was also the Senior Vice President of Lending in Banking. John rolled four lifetimes into one and enriched the lives of everyone he knew with love and laughter. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 14, 2010 in Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 460 Aldersgate Dr., Nixa, MO 65714. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society , Shriner's Hospital, or the Boys and Girls Club of Springfield in John's name.

Online condolences can be shared at www.hhloh meyer.com.

 

Ford, L. Hadley 1 Jun 1912 - 2 Jun 2009 SN-L 4 Jun 2009

[Note: married Mary B.]

L. Hadley Ford, former farmer and proud WWII Navy veteran passed away on June 2, 2009 in Christian Health Care in Nixa at the age of 97, from complications due to a broken hip. He leaves behind one son, Hadley K. Ford; three grandchildren, Brian Ford, Jeff Ford, and Amy Ford Turner and their spouses; and two great-grandchildren, Jack and Molly Ford. L.H. was the oldest of eight children. All but his sister, Phyllis Crawford, have passed away. He was married for over 50 years to the love of his life, Mary B., who preceded him in death 10 years ago. The Navy only had him for four years, but he achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer and had many stories to tell. His neighbors will remember him as one who was always willing to help and could be counted on to show up with his chainsaw, his hammer or a Bootheel watermelon. He kept his good humor in the care facility and all of his nurses were always his "good friends". He will be missed by all-friends, neighbors and family. Visitation will be Thursday, June 4, from 9 to 11 and the funeral at 11 a.m. in United Methodist Church in Hornersville, Mo. Many thanks go out to the staff of Christian Health Care Regional Hospice, and friends and neighbors who watched after him.

 

Ford, Lena (Guilbert) died Mar 1918 CCR 29 Mar 1918

Mrs. Lena Guilbert Ford, author of the immortal song, “Keep the Home Fires Burning” was killed in a German air raid on London, Mrs. Ford was an American, and never fear, Americans will keep the home fires burning and our poet’s songs and her tragic fate will add fuel to the flames.

 

Ford, Marguerite (Albert) 18 Sep 1907 - 6 Apr 2000  CCH-N 19 April 2000

[Note: Daughter of Dan & Elizabeth (  ) Albert; married 10 Jul 1924 Ferril Ford 1904 - 8 Feb 1989]

Marguerite Ford passed away Thursday, April 6, in Cox South Hospital. She was born Sept. 18, 1907 to Dan and Elizabeth Albert of Springfield, She lived most of her life in the Bruner area. She married Ferril Ford July 10, 1924. Preceding her in death was her husband Ferril, daughter Margie and granddaughter Rhonda. Marguerite is survived by two sons Gene Ford and his wife Almeada of Deepwater, Mo. and Joe Ford and his wife Brenda of Bruner, four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held April 8 at 10 a.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Springfield, with the Rev. John Hyde officiating.

 

Ford, Mary Minta (Nix) 5 Jan 1860 - 3 Aug 1942 CCR 6 Aug 1942 p1

[Note: Daughter of George & Hester (Shipman) Nix; married 8 Oct 1886 Jesse D. Ford 10 Aug 1862 - 18 Jan 1952]

Mary Minta Nix Ford, 73, died Saturday, Aug. 3, at her home near Shady Grove. She married Jesse Ford and to this union six children were born. Home and Clara preceded her in death. Those who survive are Mrs. John Walton, Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Elmina Bryant, Springfield, Mrs. Tom Hanks, Ozark, and Mrs. Pearl Hanks, Kansas City, Kan. Other survivors include two sisters and one brother, Rena Johnson, Oak Grove, Ark., Shirley Nix, Jerome, Idaho, and Paralee Frazier of California, 16 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, one step brother, Sidney Duggen, Sparta, Mo. She was a good Christian mother and mothered other children besides her own. She was a member of the Shady Grove Baptist church. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 2 p.m. in the Shady Grove church by Rev. Floyd Hanks with burial in the Sparta cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

Ford, Robert Homer Jun 1894 - 6 May 1916 CCR 12 May 1916

[Note: Son of Jesse D. & Mary Minta (Nix) Ford; obit calls Sparta IOOF Cemetery Masonic Cemetery]

Homer Ford, 22 years old, son of Jesse Ford living in the Shady Grove neighborhood, was instantly killed by falling into a mine at Oronogo last Friday morning. The remains was brought to Sparta Saturday where funeral services were held with interment in the Masonic cemetery at that place.

 

Ford, Susan Elizabeth 9 Jun 1961 - 9 Jun 1961 CCR 15 Jun 1961 p8

[Note: Daughter of Joe Lester & Brenda Kay (Robertson) Ford

Susan Elizabeth Ford, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ford, Bruner, died at 6:40 p.m. at St. John’s Hospital Friday shortly after birth. She is also survived by her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Ford, Bruner and her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Roy Forgey, Ozark. Graveside services were held Saturday morning at Greenlawn Cemetery with burial under direction of Klinger.

 

Fordyce, Garnett June (Roberts) 5 Jan 1908 - 10 Jul 1989 OH 20 Jul 1989

[Note: Daughter of Perry & Etta (McLain) Roberts; married 11 Dec 1930 Hazelett Ted Fordyce 27 Oct 1902 - 30 Oct 1982]

Garnett June Fordyce, 81, of Los Angeles, California, died at 7:15 p.m. July 10 in her home after a short illness. The body was cremated. Private graveside services will be conducted later at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Billings. Born Jan. 5, 1908 to Perry and Etta Roberts in Union Star, she married H. Ted Fordyce Dec. 11, 1930. Mr. Fordyce preceded her in death in 1982. June and Ted Fordyce moved from Kansas City, Missouri in 1950 to Camdenton, where they owned and operated the Harwood Motor Lodge until their retirement. Mrs. Fordyce is survived by her daughter, Ann Elizabeth Fordyce, Los Angeles, California; her son, H. Ted Fordyce, Jr., Billings, and her daughter-in-law, Patricia L. Fordyce; two brothers, Howard Roberts, Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Harvey Roberts, Orville, California; and many nieces and nephews.

 

Fordyce, Hazelett Ted, Sr. 27 Oct 1902 - 30 Oct 1982  OH 4 Nov 1982 p9

[Note: Son of  William G. & Emma E. (Allmon) Fordyce; married June Garnett Roberts  5 Jan 1908 - Jul 1989]

Services for H. T. “Ted” Fordyce, Sr., 80, Los Angeles, Calif. were held Nov. 2 in Meadors Chapel in Billings with Rose Staugh officiating. The body has been cremated. Mr. Fordyce died Oct. 30 in his home after a short illness, Survivors include his wife, Garnett June; a daughter, June, Los Angeles, California and a son, H. Ted, Jr., Billings. Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation.

 

Foreman, Byron Junior 20 Apr 1932 - 19 Dec 2011 SN-L 20 Dec 2011

            Byron Junior Foreman, 79, Ozark. Arrangements: Adams Funeral Home, Ozark


Foreman, Mildred Samantha (Applegate) 17 Jun 1913 - 15 Apr 1994  NN-E 27 Apr 1994

[Note: Daughter of George Washington & Doris (Siler) Applegate; married 18 Jun 1931 William Rufus Foreman 23 Jun 1910 - Nov 1986]

Mildred Samantha Foreman, 80, Copan, Okla., died Friday, April 15, 1994, at the Jane Phillips Medical Center. She was born June 17, 1913, in Pansy, to George Washington and Doris (Siler) Applegate. She was raised and received her education in Missouri until age 13 when she moved with her family to Kansas. She was married to William Rufus Foreman on June 18, 1931, at El Dorado, Kan. Following their marriage they made their home in Missouri, Kan., and the Oaks and Locust Grove areas. Mr. Foreman was employed at the defense plant at Pryor, Okla. during World War II. Mr. and Mrs. Foreman came to Copan to make their home in 1952 where Mr. Foreman was active in construction work and later became active as a barber until his death on November 2, 1986. Mrs. Foreman was employed with Jane Phillips Hospital for 23 years, retiring in 1978. Mrs. Foreman had continued to make her home in Copan, Okla. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Copan and actively involved in many church activities. She was a member of the Copan Senior Citizens, the Home Extension Club and loved to travel. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Rufus Foreman; two children, Chester and Ronald Foreman; two brothers, Dane Applegate and Lawrence Applegate; one sister, Mavie Short; and one grandson, Steve (Loy) Allen. Survivors include two sons, Wymann Foreman, Copan, Okla., and Dr. Tommy and Lisa Foreman, Bartlesville, Okla., seven daughters, Florence and Raymond Allen, Tahlequah, Okla., Marjorie and Swede Swanson, Bartlesville, Okla., Barbara and Gene Rippetoe, Bartlesville, Okla., Lee Mackey, Copan, Okla., Sheryl Scott, Dewey, Okla., Karen Hinton, Bartlesville, Okla., and Belva and Lawrence Steiner, Pryor, Okla., one brother, Bill Applegate, Sumner, Wash., six sisters, Delania Applegate, Agana, Guam, Viola Twibell, Springfield, Ann O'Brian, Kansas City, Eva Wolfe, Ozark; Allene Smith, Ozark, and Sharon Margarah, Huntsville, Ark., 16 grandchildren; two stepchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and many, many special friends. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 19, 1994, at Stumpff Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Head of the First Baptist Church in Copan officiating. Interment was in the Oaks Cemetery in Oaks, Okla. under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home. A memorial has been established and friends who wish to make a contribution in memory of Mrs. Foreman may do so to: Heart Fund, c/o Susie Tallent, WestStar Bank, P.O. Box 999, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, 74005.

 

Forester, Carmen (Carroll) Breezley 16 Apr 1909 - 2 Feb 1986 OH 6 Feb 1986 p3

[Note: married ? Breezley; married Fred Forester; does spell first married name two ways in obit]

Services for Carmen Beezley Forester, 76, Marionville, were held Feb. 5 in Greenlawn North Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Calvin Maberry officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Forester died Feb. 2 in her home following a long illness. She was a housewife and member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Fred; three sons, Dorman Beezley, Crane, William Breezley and Jack Breezley, Springfield; two daughters, Ruth McCullough and Helen Allee, both of Galena; four brothers, Raymond Carroll, Nixa, H. B. Carroll, Ozark, Ben Carroll, Springfield, and Arthur Carroll, Ozark, Ben Carroll, Springfield, and Arthur Carroll, Cuba; a sister, Wanda Shelton, Wichita, Kan.; 20 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

 

Forester, Ethel E. 23 Jun 1880 - May 1976 OH 27 May 1976 p9

CARTHAGE - Services for Mrs. Ethel E. Forester, 95, Carthage, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Greenlawn Funeral Home with the Rev. B. J. Garber officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Forester died early Sunday in Skaggs Community Hospital in Branson after a long illness. She was a native of Greson County, Ky. and lived most of her life in Lawrence County, Missouri. Mrs. Forester also lived in Lapeer, Mich, before moving back to Missouri. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Carthage. Survivors include a son, Lester of Ozark; a daughter, Mrs. Nola Hoover, Canyon County, Calif..; a sister, Mrs. Etta Rogan, New Orleans, La; five grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild.

 

Forge, Karl William 1 Nov 1964 - 20 Jul 2008 SN-L 22 Jul 2008 & AdamsFH

[Note: Son of Tom & Pat ( ) Forge; married 25 Jul 1996 Dilsa Rodriguez]

Karl William Forge was born November 4, 1964. After three years of fighting cancer, he passed on to a better life on July 20, 2008. Karl attended grade school and early high school in St. Mary's, Kan., and graduated from Maur Hill Prep School in Atchison, Kan., in 1982. He completed a B.A. in geography from Kansas State University in 1986. After serving in the U.S. Army, Karl spent two years in the Peace Corps in Costa Rica, where he met and married Dilsa Rodriguez on June 26, 1993. Karl and Dilsa returned to the United States in 1994, where he completed a Masters Degree in Earth Science at Emporia State University. He then worked as a hydrologist in several states before settling in Ozark, Mo. Karl had many interests including family, music, reading, writing, gardening, world religions and environmental issues. Karl is survived by his wife, Dilsa and their three children, Alejandra, Michelle and Karlitos; parents, Tom and Pat Forge, Atchison, Kan.; brothers, Tom and Andrea Forge, Agassiz, British Columbia; Kurt and Molly Forge, Overland Park, Kan.; John and Karestin Forge, Topeka, Kan.; sister Jamie and Jon Lomshek, Prairie Village, Kan.; and 10 nieces and nephews. A funeral mass is planned for Saturday, July 26, at 11 a.m., in St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Ozark.

 

Forgey, Agnes Opal (Potter) 27 Feb 1896 - 24 Feb 1967      CCR 2 Mar 1967 p1

[Note: Daughter of Christopher Columbus & Mary Elizabeth (Fondren) Potter; married William C. Forgey  2 Apr 1895 - 29 Nov 1986]

Mrs. Agnes O. Forgey, 71, a lifelong Christian County resident, died at 4:30 p.m. Friday in her home, Route 1, Sparta. A member of Ozark Church of Christ, Mrs. Forgey is survived by her husband, W. C.; a daughter, Mrs. Maxine Bilyeu, Ozark; a son, William P., Route 1, Sparta; a twin sister, Mrs. W. I. Reed, Ozark; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Harris Chapel Sunday with Joe Deal officiating. Burial was in Linden Cemetery.

 

Forgey, Alma Nora (Harp) 1900 - 18 May  1966     CCR 19 May 1966 p1

[Note: Daughter of John Madison & Edith Callie (Tillman) Harp; married  Clyde Forgey  14 Jul 1895 - 16 Jan 1966]

Mrs. Nora Forgey, 65, Sparta, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday in St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. She was the widow of Clyde Forgey who died Jan. 16 and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist church. Surviving are two sons, Edward Neal, Clever and Edward Burel, Nixa; two daughters, Mrs. Lelah Hursh, Sparta and Mrs. Lavera Stafford, Springfield

 

Forgey, Amanda A. (Kessinger) 12 Oct 1858 - 26 Oct 1933 CCR 2 Nov 1933 p1

[Note: Daughter of Andrew Jackson & Georgia Ann (Wade) Kessinger; married 30 Nov 1880 Jacob R. Forgey 16 Jul 1848 - 8 Sep 1929]

Burns fatal to aged lady. Aunt Amanda Forgey dies as result of burns received last week while singeing chicken over stove at home of Jewel Forgey, south of Ozark. Aunt Amanda Forgey passed away late Thursday night of last week, as the result of burns suffered that morning when her clothing accidentally caught fire while she was singeing a chicken over a stove at the home of Jewel Forgey, south of Ozark. We erred last week when we stated that she had been spending the past few months at the Jewel Forgey home. She had been there just a few days to help with some sewing. She was so badly burned about the head and body that medical aid could be of no help. The following obituary of her life is handed us: Amanda Kessinger Forgey was born in Kansas on March 12, 1858, and departed this life on Oct. 26, 1933, aged 75 years, 7 months and 14 days. Her parents moved from Kansas to Missouri when she was but a baby and her life has been spent in this vicinity. At an early age she united with the Baptist church at Prospect and remained a faithful member. She was united in marriage to Jacob Forgey in 1880. To this union four children were born, three of whom survive. They are two sons, Riley and Roscoe of Springfield and a daughter, Mrs. Ben Cowan of Minnesota. Her husband preceded her in death by four years. Her life was spent in good works and sacrifices for others. The church has lost a splendid Christian member, the family a faithful and loving mother and the community a tried and true friend. Funeral services were held on Saturday. Oct. 28, at the Prospect church with Rev. Ross Carter officiating. Burial was made in the Prospect cemetery under the direction of T. B. Chaffin.

 

Forgey, Andy L. 29 Aug 1901 - 18 May 1929 CCR 23 May 1929

[Note: Son of Vermont “Happy” & Emma (Stubbs) Forgey; married 16 Feb 1929 Lora M. Gibson]

Andy L. Forgey was born in Ozark, August 29th, 1901 and departed this life May 18th, 129. He was reared her and well liked by everyone who knew him. He was converted and united with the Baptist church of Ozark at the age of 22 years. He was united in marriage on February 16th, 1929 to Lora M. Gibson. The young couple made their home in Kansas City where they were both employed until the time of his illness. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Vermont Forgey of this city, four brothers, Bill, Leo, Everett and Roy, also of Ozark, together with a host of friends and relatives, The funeral services were held at the Ozark Baptist church on Monday, May 20th at 2 o’clock with Rev. W. P. Richardson officiating. Burial was made in the City Cemetery under the direction of T. B. Chaffin.

 

Forgey, Anna V. (Bray) 16 Dec 1863 - 30 Mar 1943 CCR 1 Apr 1943 p8

[Note: Daughter of  Aaron & Ann (Wrightsman) Bray; married 4 Dec 1883 CCM Andrew D. Forgey 1901 - 1929]

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Bray Forgey, 79, pioneer Christian county woman, who died March 30, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Clyde Hanks of Ozark, were held Thursday, April 1, at the Chaffin Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Floyd Hanks, with burial in Linden cemetery under direction of T.B. Chaffin. She was married to Andy D. Forgey in 1883, and to this union seven children were born. Survivors include Mrs. Mae Stone, Columbus, Kansas; Homer of Washington, D.C.; Arthur of Tacoma, Wash.; and Mrs. Clyde Hanks and W.C. Forgey of Ozark. Two children, Herbert and Cora, and the husband preceded her in death. Other survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Nellie Boles, Mrs. Susie Smith, and Mrs. Barbara Forester, all of Rupert, Idaho; two brothers, George Bray of Colorado and Overton Bray of Idaho. She was converted at the age of 16 and united with the Mt. Zion Baptist church, later moving her membership to the Ozark Baptist church.

 

Forgey, Anna Wilburn (Russell) Bray 24 Jun 1872 - 18 Feb 1952 CCR 21 Feb 1952

[Note: Daughter of  Robert S. & Martha W. (Turner) Russell; married  Frank Cadmus Bray 18 Jan 1866 - 16 Feb 1906; married Jacob Rufus Forgey 30 Apr 1867 - 16 Mar 1942]

Mrs. Anna Wilburn Forgey, 79, died Monday afternoon, February 18, in her home east of Ozark, a community in which she had resided most of her life. She is survived by three sons, Mark Bray of Nevada, Toles Bray of Sparta and G. R. Forgey of Lebanon; four daughters, Mrs. Effie Rowden of Sparta, Mrs. Virgie Deffenderfer of Ozark, Mrs. Laura Wolfe of Bolivar and Mrs. Velma Sharp of Wiley, CO.; three step-children, Clyde Forgey of Sparta, Archie Forgey of Springfield and Mrs. Frank Payne of Ozark; 33 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, and two brothers, Charley and Hubert Russell, both of Ozark. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Sparta Baptist church with Rev. E. N. Webb officiating, assisted by Rev. Clyde McCormick. Burial was in the Linden Cemetery under direction of Chaffin.

 

Forgey, Archie “Dutch” 25 Oct 1898 - 29 Jul 1968   CCR 1 Aug 1968 p8

[Note: Son of  Jacob Rufus & Eliza (Merritt) Forgey; married 7 Mar 1923 Gladys Chaudoin  27 Jan 1924 - 22 May 1990]

Archie “Dutch” Forgey, 69, Ozark, lifelong resident of Christian County, died at 6:15 p.m. Monday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield. A retired Frisco Railway employee at Springfield, Mr. Forgey was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Gladys; two sons, Bill, Coffeyville, Kan.; Richard, Clever; one daughter, Mrs. Janet Payne, Ozark; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Payne, Ozark, Mrs. Don Sharp, McClave, Colo.; one step-brother, Toels Bray, Sparta and three step-sisters, Mrs. Lura Wolf and Mrs. Effie Rowden, both of Springfield and Mrs. Virgia Deffenderffer, Ozark. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Harris Chapel here with the Rev. Clifford Day officiating. Burial will be in Linden Cemetery northeast of here.

 

Forgey, Blanche (Plank) 8 Aug 1904 - 12 Jun 1993  NN-E 16 Jun 1993

[Note: Daughter of John & Alice (Cupp) Plank; married Farrell Forgey 25 Mar 1899 - May 1977]

Blanche Forgey, 88, Ozark, died Saturday, June 12, 1993, in Cox Medical Center South. She was born on Aug: 8, 1904, near Riverdale, the daughter of John and Alice Cupp Plank. She was preceded in death by her husband, Farrell Forgey in 1977. Survivors include two sons, Edwin Forgey, and his wife, Nancy, Kansas City, and Arvil Forgey, and his wife, Patricia, Ozark; two grandchildren, Kelly Blevins, and her husband, Allan, Nixa, and Chris Forgey, and his wife, Paula, Ozark; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Fred Plank, Tulsa, Okla.; and two sisters, Naomi Plank, Springfield, and Flossie Higgins, Kansas City. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 16, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Troy Rhoden officiating. Burial will be in Hazelwood Cemetery, Springfield.

 

Forgey, California “Callie” (Tillman) 4 May 1853 - 25 Mar 1936 CCR 26 Mar 1936 p5

[Note: Daughter of Levi & Elizabeth (Madison) Tillman; married 24 Dec 1871 according to obit or 23 Dec 1872 according to marriage record M. C. “Mack” Forgey 12 Mar 1852 - 8 Sep 1935]

Funeral services for Aunt Callie Forgey who passed away after a brief illness at the home of Mrs. Nan Kessinger, near Prospect will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Prospect church, Rev. S.L. Bilyeu, officiating. Burial will be made in Maple Park cemetery, Springfield under the direction of the Klepper Funeral Home of Ozark. A more complete obituary will be available next week.

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Forgey, California “Callie” (Tillman) 4 May 1853 - 25 Mar 1936 CCR 2 Apr 1936 p8

The Great and Supreme Ruler of the universe has called home to her eternal reward Aunt Callie Forgey. Callie Tillman Forgey was born May 4,1853 and departed this life March 25, 1936, being 82 years, 10 months and 21 days of age. She was united in marriage to Mack Forgey on December 24, 1871. He preceded her in death on September 8, 1935. They spent 64 years of happy companionship. Since Uncle Mack’s death 6 months ago Aunt “Callie” as she was known to her many friends and neighbors, lived at the home of Mrs. Nan Kessinger, and she expressed herself as being very happy among her old friends and neighbors who showed her much loved by both young and old. She was a great favorite among the children. She was converted and joined the Prospect Baptist church 63 years ago, later moving her membership to the Highlandville Baptist church. Among the most distinguished virtues of her life was her devotion to her Master’s cause. She fought a good fight, she kept the faith, henceforth, is laid up for her a crown of righteousness. Her only surviving relatives are her nieces and nephews who will mourn her departure. God bless the memory of Aunt Callie and may we all profess it by the wonderful example she has left for our guidance.---Contributed

 

Forgey, Clyde 14 Jul 1895 - 16 Jan 1966      CCR 20 Jan 1966 p1

[Note: Son of Jacob Rufus & Eliza (Merritt) Forgey; married  Alma Nora Harp 1900  - 18 May 1966 - check cemlist - have her dying same day as Clyde]

Clyde Forgey, 69, Sparta, died at 12:30 p.m. Sunday in St. John’s Hospital in Springfield after a short illness. A retired farmer, Mr. Forgey was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Nora;  two daughters, Mrs. Lelah Hursh, Sparta, and Mrs. Levera Stafford, Springfield; two sons, Edwin N. Clever, and Edward B., Nixa; a brother, Archie, Ozark. Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Frank Payne, Ozark; a half-sister, Mrs. Velma Sharp, McClave, Colo; three step-sisters, Mrs. Eddie Rowden and Mrs. Lura Wolf, both of Springfield and Mrs. Virgie Deffenderfer, Ozarks; a step-brother, Toels Bray, Sparta; and 15 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Harris Chapel here. The Rev. Roscoe Harding officiated and burial was in Linden Cemetery northwest of Sparta.

 

Forgey, E. Kathleen (Ball) 6 May 1928 - 2 Apr 2005 SN-L 4 Apr 2005

[Note: Daughter of Lemuel & Anna (Pope) Ball; married William P Forgey 8 Sep 1923 - 21 Oct 1998; sister of Gladys Keltner, Thelma Anderson & Russell Harris]

E. Kathleen Forgey, 76, Sparta, passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2005, at Mercy Villa. She was born May 6, 1928, in Nixa. On May 5, 1947, she was married to the late William P. Forgey. Survivors include a son, Brent D. Forgey; two daughters, Christina Stewart and her husband, Carl Stewart, and Marilyn Bunn; one grandson, Kevin Bunn; and one sister-in-law, Maxiene Bilyeu. She worked at Ozark Bank for many years and was very active in the community. She was a volunteer at St. John's Hospital Auxiliary. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 5 in Greenlawn Funeral Home South, with burial following at Linden Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.

 

Forgey, Edna Lee 20 Mar 1922 - 23 Mar 1924 CCR 30 May 1924

[Note: Daughter of  M. Roscoe & Pearl (McCafferty) Forgey]

Edna Lee Forgey, aged 2 years, 2 months and 4 days, died at the home of her grandmother, Mrs. S. A. McCafferty, southwest of Nixa, Friday night, May 23rd. Funeral services under direction of T. B. Chaffin were held at the McConnell cemetery Sunday afternoon conducted by Rev. Frank West.

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Forgey, Edna Lee 20 Mar 1922 - 23 Mar 1924 CCR 13 Jun 1924 p1

Our hearts are again made sad and a loneliness lurks with us that can not be described, since the death of our little Edna Lee. Edna Lee Forgey, daughter of M. R. and Pearl Forgey, was born March 20, 1922, died May 23, 1924. Her mother died when Edna was only four days old, and from that time she lived with her grandmother, Mrs. S. A. McCafferty, where every care was given her and she was a little sunbeam in the home. We would that she could have been spared to us for we loved her, yes, perhaps too well, for so soon did fate order that she be taken from us. Sorrowfully and carefully, we had to lay her in the grave, but we leave her there in God’s care. “Who doeth all things well,” and where she will now be a sunbeam for Jesus. We thing of the short time she was with us, what a pleasure it was to have her, to care for her, and how she amply repaid us by the comfort she was to us during our other recent sorrow. In the cemetery, she is surrounded by other friends and loved ones, where the grass grows green above her grave, the flowers will bloom, the birds will sing their sweet carols in the trees, friends and relatives will visit that grave to spread flowers upon it and to water them with their tears and in time, she will be joined by other loved ones who must so surely follow. Little Edna Lee is greatly missed by us and not only by us but especially by her many friends and cousins who loved her so much, but yet there comes to those that put their trust in Him this sweet consolation:

We’ll meet you there and greet you there, On the never ending shore;

We’ll dwell with thee in glory , to be parted never more.

Funeral services were held at McConnell Cemetery on Sunday, May 25, by Rev. Frank West where many attended and words of comfort spoken to the bereaved ones, but yet there’s nothing but time and time alone, that can turn the gloom of mourning into golden light.  Her Aunt Grace

 

Forgey, Edward Burel “Buzz” 23 Dec 1922 - 5 Nov 1981 OH 12 Nov 1981 p8

[Note: Son of  Clyde & Alma Nora (Harp) Forgey; married 16 Dec 1949 CCM  Laverna Flo “Lavena” Avery]

Services for Edward “Buzz” Burel Forgey, 58, Nixa, were held Nov. 7 in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Joseph M. Fahl officiating. Burial was in Richwood Cemetery. Mr. Forgey died Nov. 5 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield after a six-week illness. A lifelong Christian County resident, he was a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church, northwest of Sparta, and was a veteran of World War II. Mr. Forgey was a machinist for 18 years at Royle-McBee and MD Pneumatics, both in Springfield. Survivors include his wife, Lavena; a son, Doug, Highlandville; a daughter, Mrs. Jennifer Lampe, Nixa; one brother, Neal, Heath, Ohio and two grandchildren.

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Forgey, Edward Burel “Buzz” 23 Dec 1922 - 5 Nov 1981 OH 19 Nov 1981 pB8

Card of Thanks

We wish to thank everyone for their kindness expressed in so many ways during the loss of our loved husband, father and grandfather. The food, flowers and visits were sincerely appreciated.  Lavena, Doug and Judy Forgey  John, Jennifer, Heather and Heath Lampe

 

Forgey, Edwin Neal, Sr. 26 Jul 1918 - 5 Feb 1985 OH 21 Feb 1985 p10

[Note: Son of Clyde & Alma Nora (Harp) Forgey; married Clare M. Cronin 7 Apr 1925 - 25 Jun 2005; both died Newark, Licking, OH]

Services for Edwin Neal Forgey, Sr., 66, formerly of Christian County, were held Feb. 9 in St. Leonard Catholic Church with the Rev. Harold Schneider officiating. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery. Mr. Forgey died Feb. 5 in his home. He was born July 26, 1918 in Sparta, Mo. to the later Clyde and Alma Nora (Harp) Forgey. He was a retired electronics repairman from Newark Air Force Station and retired Sergeant Major with the U. S. Army after serving 23 years. He is survived by his wife, Clare M. (Cronin) Forgey, of the home; three sons, Edwin Neal Forgey, Jr., of Heath, Steven Forgey of Newark, and James Forgey of Granville; four daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Marsha) Hopeck, of Sunbury, Mrs. Loretta Howard, Mrs. James (Mary) McNulty, and Mrs. Mark (Carol) Wachter, all of Newark; and ten grandchildren. One brother and two sisters are deceased.

 

Forgey, Emma (Stubbs) Feb 1874 - 16 Jan 1967      CCR 19 Jan 1967 p1

[Note: Daughter of  William Henry & Mary Leona (Osborn) Stubbs; married  21 Dec 1900 Vermont “Happy” Forgey 12 Jan 1873 - 25 Nov 1955]

Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Forgey, 92, Ozark were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Harris Chapel here with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was in Ozark Cemetery. Mrs. Forgey died at 11 a.m. Monday in her home. A lifetime resident of the Ozark, community, she was a member of First Baptist  Church here. Survivors include two sons, Everett and Roy, both of Ozark; a brother, Harvey Stubbs, Ozark; four grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

 

Forgey, Everett "Butch" 27 Mar 1943 - 2 Mar 1999  CCH-N 10 Mar 1999

[Note: Son of Everett L. “Ace” & Minnie Gertrude (Maddy) Forgey]

Everett "Butch" Forgey, age 55 of Ozark, died Tuesday, March 2, 1999 in his home. He was born March 27, 1943 near Ozark, and was the son of Everett L. and Minnie (Maddy) Forgey. His father preceded him in death. Butch retired as a sheet metal worker from Paul Mueller, and was presently employed by Business Security Systems. Survivors include: a daughter, Ratava Moyer and her husband, Mark, Marionville; three grandchildren, Bayley, Jarrett and Colton Moyer; his mother, Minnie Forgey; two sisters, Linda Carney and Bonnie Godsy, all of Ozark; a niece, Beverly Grid; and two great nieces, Jessica and Kandiss. A memorial service was 7 p.m. Thursday, March 4 in Adam Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Gary Jennings officiating. Visitation followed the service.

 

Forgey, Everett L. “Ace” 28 Apr 1912 - 21 Apr 1982 OH 29 Apr 1982 p8

[Note: Son of Vermont "Happy" & Emma (Stubbs) Forgey; married 19 Feb 1939 Minnie Gertrude Maddy 4 May 1916 - 14 Oct 1999]

Memorial services for Everett L. Forgey, 69, who died April 21, will be held Saturday, May 1 at 10:00 a.m. at the graveside in Ozark Cemetery. Mr. Forgey was a retired crane operator for the Frisco Railroad. Survivors include one son, Everett D. “Butch” Forgey; two daughters, Mrs. Linda Carney and Mrs. Bonnie Godey; one brother, Roy Forgey; and two grandchildren, all of Ozark.

 

Forgey, Farrell B. 25 Mar 1899 - 14 May 1977 OH 19 May 1977 p4

[Note: Son of George C. & Mary Thomas (Chaudoin) Forgey; married 1 Jan 1927 Blanche Plank 8 Aug 1904 - Jun 1993]

OZARK - Services for Farrell B. Forgey, 78, Ozark, were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Harris Chapel here with the Rev. Raymond Lloyd officiating. Burial was in Hazelwood Cemetery in Springfield. Masonic services were conducted by Friends Lodge No, 352 of Ozark. Mr. Forgey died late Saturday in Springfield MediCenter after several months illness. Mr. Forgey was a lifelong Ozark resident and worked for the road maintenance department of the Special Road District. He was a member of Friend Masonic Lodge No. 361 of Ozark. Surviving are his wife, Blanche; two sons, Edwin of Kansas City, and Arvil of Ozark; two brothers, Gene of Ozark and Jewell of Springfield and a sister, Mrs. Melia Ellen Rhodes, Springfield.

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Forgey, Farrell B. 25 Mar 1899 - 14 May 1977 OH 19 May 1977 p4

Words just could not express the appreciation for the many acts of kindness shown us in the illness and death of our beloved husband and father. For all the prayers, cards, flowers and food and especially Reverand Lloyd.  Blanche Forgey, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Forgey, Mr. and Mrs. Arvil Forgey.  May God Richly Bless You All.

 

Forgey, Gene 25 Oct 1896 - 1 Oct 1988 OH 6 Oct 1988

[Note: Son of George & Mary Thomas (Chaudoin) Forgey; married Sarah Margaret 23 Jun 1910 - 12 Feb 1999]

Gene Forgey, 91, of Ozark, died Oct 1 at Cox South Hospital, Springfield. Services for Mr. Forgey were held Tuesday in the Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Revs. Troy Rhoden and David Howard officiating. Burial was at Prospect Cemetery, Ozark. Mr. Forgey had resided in the Ozark and Sparta communities for most of his life. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Ozark. A former 20 year employee of the Armour’s Company, Mr. Forgey also worked for the Ozark First Baptist Church for 15 years, retiring in 1978. He is survived by his wife, Sarah, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ray and Sue Forgey and Carl and Mildred Forgey, all of Ozark; one daughter and son-in-law, Norma and Jim Freeman, Sparta; 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

 

Forgey, George C. 14 Feb 1865 - 15 May 1954      CCR 20 May 1954 p4

[Note: Son of George S. & Ibby (England) Forgey; married 28 Nov 1895 Mary Thomas Chaudoin 15 Feb 1861 - 12 Dec 1945]

Funeral services for George C. Forgey, 89. last surviving member of a pioneer Christian County family of 14 children, who died May 12 following a short illness, were held Saturday, May 14 at the Chaffin Funeral Home. Burial was in Prospect cemetery under direction of Chaffin. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Chaudoin Forgey in 1945. Survivors include three sons, Gene Forgey and Garrell Forgey of Ozark and Jewell Forgey of Springfield; one daughter, Ellen of Susanville, Calif; 11 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. “Uncle George” as he was affectionately known to his friends, was a close student of the weather and his observations as he made his daily visits to the square was looked forward to and much enjoyed by his many acquaintances. He was a member of the Prospect Baptist Church.

 

Forgey, George Robert “Buster” 1905 - 24 Nov 1957  CCR 28 Nov 1957 p1

[Note: Son of Jacob Rufus & Anna Wilburn (Russell) Forgey; married 2 Jun 1924 Lola Arvella Gann 1907 - 1 Sep 1969]

George “Buster” Forgey, well-known stockman formerly of the Sparta community, died Sunday night in Burge Hospital. Mr. Forgey was the third fatality of a car truck collision which occurred October 23, near Strafford. Others fatally injured in the crash were Mrs. Ruth Milliron and her 17 year old son Richard Allen Milliron, both of Redwood City, Calif.   State troopers said young Milliron might have dozed at the wheel of the car in which he, his mother and Ruthie Milliron, 3, were riding. Officers said the Milliron car pulled directly in front of the cattle truck driven by Forgey. The resulting crash sent cattle flying over the vehicles and a cat in the auto was thrown through the windshield. Forgey was admitted to Burge Hospital suffered from a crushed chest and compound leg fractures.  He died at 9:45 Sunday evening. A complete obituary was not available but will be published at a later date.

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Forgey, George Robert “Buster” d 24 Nov 1957, age 52  CCR 12 Dec 1957 p5

The following is an account from a Lebanon, Mo. newspaper of funeral services for George R. “Buster” Forgey a well known former resident of Sparta.  Funeral services for George Robert Forgey, 52, of Linn Creek,  Star route, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 27 at the Tabernacle Baptist Church. Mr. Forgey, a widely known stockman and horse trainer, died November 24 in Burge hospital in Springfield of injuries suffered in a car-truck accident on October 23. Services were conducted by Rev. Raymond Tracy, pastor of the church assisted by Dr. Bradley Allison, pastor of the First Baptist Church. Singers were Mr. and Mrs. Russell O’Dell, Miss Florence Clark and Wayne Burd, with Mrs. T. J. Shadel at the organ. They sang “Rock of Ages’, “Nearer to the Heart of God” and “Blessed Redeemer”. Interment was in Mt. Rose Memorial Park, with the Palmer Funeral Home in charge of the services. Serving as pallbearers were Erste Brown and Kinder Ester of Lebanon, Dr. K. D. Swan, Mexico, Chester Breshears of Springfield, Chester Robertson of Sparta and Clell Nelson of Ozark. Honorary pall bearers included Jack Payne, Opel Bradshaw, Carter Wrinkle, Billy Butcher, Ted Caffey, Ernest McFarland, Hershel Montgomery, John Weatherly, Don Starnes,  and Roy Gourley, all of Lebanon, Noel Cox, Spokane, Wayne Engledowell, Springfield, Lloyd McCoy, Ozark, Paul Ludwig Bradshaw, Springfield, Bob Fields, Jr., Mexico. George Robert Forgey was born August 20, 1905 in Christian County and lived all his life in Christian and Laclede Counties. On June 2, 1924, he was married to Lola Arvella Gann and to this union three daughtes were born. Mr. Forgey was converted to the faith of Christ about 25 years ago and was baptised, becoming a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church near Sparta.. He moved his membership to the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Lebanon in 1950 and remained a faithful member until his death. He was a loving husband and father, a good neighbor, noted for being friendly and kind to all he met. His presence here is missed but heaven becomes more precious to his remaining friends and loved ones. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife Lola of the home, three daughters, Mrs. Linville Shipman, Rogersville, Mrs. Dale Fohn and Mrs. Charles Walters of Lebanon; and six grandchildren, He also leaves five sisters and five brothers and many other relatives and friends.

 

Forgey, Gladys (Chaudoin) 27 Jan 1904 - 22 May 1990 OH 31 May 1990

[Note: Son of James B. & Cordelia (McGinnis) Chaudoin; married 7 Mar 1923 Archie "Dutch" Forgey 25 Oct 1898 - 29 Jul 1968]

Gladys Forgey, 88, Ozark, died Tuesday, May 22, 1990 in Nixa Park Care Center, Nixa, after a long illness. Born in Sparta, she lived most of her life in Christian County. She was a homemaker and a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, Richard Forgey, Clever, and Bill Forgey, Wichita, Kan.; a daughter, Janet Payne, Ozark; a sister, Lois Plank, Nixa; eight grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie "Dutch" Forgey in 1968. Services were Friday in Adams Funeral Home with Pastor Terry Kendrick officiating. Burial will be in Linden Cemetery.

 

Forgey, Jacob 16 Jul 1848 - 8 Sep 1929 CCR 12 Sep 1929 p1

[Note: Son of John A. & Louisa (Anderson) Forgey; married 30 Nov 1880 Amanda A. Kessinger 12 Oct 1858 - 26 Oct 1933]

Jacob Forgey was born in Scott county, Virginia on July 15th, 1848 and departed this life on September 8th, 1929, aged 81 years, 1 month and 24 days. He was converted and united with the Prospect Baptist church in 1893. He was married to Amanda Kessinger, November 30th, 1880. To this union four children were born, three sons and one daughter. They were Riley and Roscoe, of Springfield, Glessie Cowan of Nebraska City, Nebraska; and Everett, who died in infancy. Beside his widow and the thee surviving children, there are five grandchildren and three brothers and one sister. The funeral services were held September 9th at 2:30 p.m. at the Prospect church with Rev. Ross Carter officiating, with burial in the Prospect cemetery under the direction of T. B. Chaffin.

 

Forgey, Jacob Rufus 30 Apr 1867 - 16 Mar 1942 CCR 19 Mar 1942 p1

[Note: Son of George S. & Ibby (England) Forgey; married 28 Sep 1890 Eliza Merrit 27 Mar 1873 - 10 May 1902; married 15 Mar 1903 Anna Wilburn Russell 24 Jun 1872 - 18 Feb 1952 m/1 Frank Cadmus Bray]

Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Sparta Baptist church for Jake Rufus Forgey, 74, well known farmer of the Shady Grove community. Interment was under direction of the Sparta Funeral Home, Chaffin & Rathbun. Mr. Forgey was a native of Christian county, where he was united in marriage to Eliza Merritt in 1880. To this union were born three sons, Clyde and Archie of Sparta, and Ray of TN, and a daughter, Mrs. Wilburn Payne of Ozark. His wife preceded him in death and he later married Mrs. Wilburn Bray. To this union was born a son, George Forgey, and a daughter, Mrs. Velma Sharp of Wiley, CO. Survivors include his wife, two brothers, Albert Forgey of Sparta, a sister, Mrs. Emma Smith of Rogersville; five step-children, Mrs. Effie Rowden and Mark Bray of Springfield, Mrs. Virgie Deffenderfer and Toels Bray of Ozark, and Mrs. Lura Wolfe of Strafford; 34 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. He was a longtime member of the Shady Grove Baptist church.

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Forgey, Jacob Rufus 30 Apr 1867 - 16 Mar 1942 CCR 26 Mar 1942 p2

We wish to thank each and every one of our many friends for their kindness and great help at the death of our loving husband and father, and for the beautiful flowers. We also thank the men who worked at the cemetery, Rev. R.C. Harding, Mr. Chaffin and Mr. Rathbun.

Mrs. J.R. Forgey, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Forgey, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Forgey, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Forgey and family, Mr. and Mrs. Buster Forgey and family, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Payne and family, Mr. and Mrs. Don Sharp and family, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Deffenderfer and family, Mrs. Effie Rowden and family, Mr. and Mrs. Toels Bray and family, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Bray and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Wolf and family.

 

Forgey, Jewell E. 4 Sep 1895 - 22 Apr 1985 OH 25 Apr 1985 p11

[Note: Son of George & Mary Elizabeth (Chaudoin) Forgey; married Ruby Doke 26 Jul 1905 - 6 Aug 1996]

Services for Jewell E. Forgey, 89, Springfield, were held April 24 in Klingner Chapel with the Rev. George Miller officiating. Burial was in White Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Forgey died April 22 in Green Haven Nursing Home after a short illness. A lifelong Springfield resident and a retired cheese maker for Wilshire Cheese Co. and attended Grant Avenue Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Ruby Doke Forgey; a son, Verlon R., Ozark; three daughters, Wilma E. Anderson and Imogene Fowler, both of Springfield, and Nadyne Miller, Tulsa, Okla.; a brother, Gene Forgey, Ozark; a sister, Ellen Rhodes, Springfield; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

 

Floyd, Lowell Ray 26 Jul 1927 – 28 Jul 1996  CCH-N 17 Aug 1996

[Note: married Vivian D. ]

Lowell Ray Floyd, 69, Rogersville, MO, died at 1:34 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 1996 in his home. The son of Shelby and Lottie Floyd, he was born July 26, 1927, in Brownbranch, Mo. He was a retired Kraft transport driver, and World War II Army Air Corps veteran, and a member of the Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Vivian D. Floyd, to whom he was married, May 19, 1951; two sons, Larry and his wife, Gayla, Springfield, and Gary, Rogersville; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services were held Wednesday, July 31, 1996 in Greenlawn Funeral Home South with Ronnie Wade officiating. Burial followed in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Visiting Nurses’ Association, 2055 S. Fremont, Springfield.

 

Floyd, Myrtle Anna (Bolin) 27 Sep 1910 – 22 Jul 2000  CCH-N 26 Jul 2000

[Note: Daughter of William Dalophus & Addie E. (Seaton) Bolin; married 1 Jul 1933 William Thurman Floyd]

Myrtle Anna Bolin Floyd, 89, of Nixa, formerly of Springfield, passed away on Saturday morning at 8:45 a.m., in Christian Health Care of Nixa following an extended illness. Myrtle was born September 27, 1910 in Christian County, the daughter of William Dalophus and Addie E. Seaton Bolin. She was a longtime resident of the Springfield, Battlefield and Nixa areas. She was a longtime and active member of the lst Freewill Baptist Church of Springfield where she was active in her ladies circle. She was a retired seamstress working for Springfield and Calvert Garment Companies for some 20 years. Myrtle Ann Bolin and William Thurman Floyd were united in marriage on July 1, 1933. To this union, 9 children were born. Together they were privileged to share 67 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, four sisters, and twin daughters, Linda Mae and Glenda Faye Floyd. Myrtle was a wonderful wife and loving mother. We share so many wonderful and precious memories of her life. Even the last weeks of her life, she was so loving and giving to her children and everyone who entered her room. On one very special day God gave us with her, she was beaming with love and had everyone laughing with her cute remarks. She never complained about the way she felt and always responded “okay” when asked how she felt. Her happiest times were when her children came home and she would cook for them. When you visited her home you were always greeted with a smile, a cup of coffee and dessert. Her smile and sweet spirit will live in the heart of her children as well as everyone who knew her. We know she is in heaven with Jesus, smiling down and waiting until we can all be together again. Myrtle is survived by her loving husband Thurman and her 7 children and spouses: Don and Christine Floyd, Minneapolis, MN; Earl and Dana Floyd, Bentonville, AR; Shirley and Maynard Stewart, Denver, CO; Koy Meeker, Fremont Hills, MO; Berl and Patti Floyd, Nixa, MO: Joyce and Buzz Harriman, Fayettetville, NC; and Janice Floyd, Nixa, MO; one sister and brother-in-law, Ava and Louis Inman, Desoto, KS.; twenty-three grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. Services will be held on Wednesday, July 26, 2000 at 1:00 p.m. in lst Freewill Baptist Church, Springfield, at 2635 W Nichols, Springfield, with the Reverends Max Courtney and Mark Stewart officiating and Jeff Floyd reading the poem: “What A Mother Is.” Interment will follow in Johns Chapel Cemetery South of Ash Grove, under the direction of Wilson Brim Daniel Funeral Home, of Ash Grove, Mo. Memorial contributions may be given in her memory to the Christian Health Care Hospice, 3653 South Ave., Springfield, Mo. 65807. We ask that you celebrate her life as we will and not mourn her leaving. We will mourn the loss we feel, but will celebrate her being with her heavenly Father.

 

Fly, Billy Fred 3 Dec 1928 - 28 Mar 2005 SN-L 10 Apr 2005

[Note: Son of Fred William & Elsie (Adams) Fly]

Billy Fred Fly, 76, of Chaparral, N.M., died of a heart attack March 28, 2005. He was born Dec. 3, 1928, in Chadwick, Mo., to Fred W. and Elsie (Adams) Fly. He graduated from Springfield High School in 1948. A professional guitarist, Bill performed on radio in Harrison, Ark. as "Freddie" with Bill Fellows. Bill was with Jimmy Dale Warren's Hillbilly Band when drafted into the Army during the Korean War. He played in an Army Band over KWHN Ft. Smith, Ark., and was called "Another Les Paul". Billy was cleared for Secret Status in the Adjutant General's Office GHQ Far East Command at Tokyo, Japan. Bill continued as a professional musician, radio and TV technician, and bible scholar. Bill was preceded in death by his father; mother; brother, "Cotton"; and a special love, Opal Buckelew. Survivors include a brother, Dean Fly, Stockton; three sisters, Lotha Jenkins, Springfield, Betty Tate, Bolivar, and Patty Peavey, Fair Play. Private inurnment will be in Sparta Cemetery.

 

Fly, Elsie (Adams) 14 May 1898 - 17 Sep 1962 CCR 20 Sep 1962 p1

[Note: Daughter of John Quincy &  Mary Catherine (Herrell ) Adams; married  Fred William Fly 30 Dec 1896 - 31 Aug 1966]

Funeral services for Mrs. Elsie Fly, 64, of Willard, who died Monday, Sept. 17 at Burge Protestant Hospital in Springfield, were held at 2 p.m. today in the Adams-Monger Funeral Chapel at Ozark, with the Rev. A. L. Mitchell officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.  Mrs. Fly was a retired school teacher. Survivors include her husband, William Fred Fly; three sons, Dean Fly of Independence, Mo., Thetis Fly of Springfield and Billy Fly; three daughters, Mrs. Bety Hampton of Kansas City, Mrs. Lotha Nelson of Brighton and Mrs. Patty Peavey of Springfield; a sister, Mrs. Joe Chaudoin of Modesto, Calif. and several grandchildren.

 

Fly, Fred William 30 Dec 1896 - 31 Aug 1966 CCR 8 Sep 1966 p1

[Note: married Elsie Adams 14 May 1898 - 17 Sep 1962]

Fred William Fly, 70, Ozark, died at 8:25 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, where he had been a patient for three days. Ordained as a Baptist Minister in 1945, Mr. Fly was a member of the Grant Avenue Baptist Church in Springfield. He owned and operated funeral homes in Sparta, Niangua and Marshfield before his retirement several years ago. Fly was also a retired barber from Pleasant Hope, Morrisville, Billings, and Nixa. Mr. Fly was a member of Oddfellows Lodge and Masonic Lodge at Walnut Grove. He was also a member of the VFW and a veteran of World War I. Surviving are two sons, William Fred, Albuquerque, N. M., and Dane Leroy, Independence; three daughters, Mrs. Bob Hampton, Independence, and Mrs. Ralph Teaney, Springfield (sic - only names two daughters); one brother, Jewell, Oregon state; two sisters, Mrs. Fay Eli, Springfield, and Mrs. Goldie Fulk, Aurora; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept 2 in the Adams Chapel at Ozark with the Rev. Audie Mitchell officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery under the direction of Adams-Lakin

 

Fly, Mamie 23 Sep 1899 - 23 Dec 1977 OH 29 Dec 1977 p5

OZARK - Services for Mrs. Mamie Fly, 78, a former Greene County resident, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Harris Chapel with the Rev. L. E. Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in Mount Comfort Cemetery. Mrs. Fly died at 6 p.m. Friday in  Montgomery, Ala. nursing home after a long illness.

 

Flygare, Michael   1984 - Nov 2005 Monett Times 22 Nov 2005

            One person was killed and three people were injured yesterday in area traffic accidents. The Missouri State Highway Patrol issued the following reports: A Marionville man was killed and an Oldfield man was hurt in a two-vehicle accident a mile east of Marionville on Highway 60 in Christian County at 6:35 a.m. Michael Flygare, 21, one of the drivers, died in the wreck. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Christian County Coroner Arthur Adams. The body was taken to Adams Funeral Home in Ozark. Gregory Ranes, 41, the other driver, sustained moderate injuries and was taken to Cox Medical Center South in Springfield. The accident occurred when the eastbound Chevrolet pickup driven by Flygare drove left of the center line and hit the westbound Ford driven by Ranes head-on. Investigating the wreck was Trooper Greg Smith. A Washburn teenager was hurt in a one-vehicle accident three miles south of Exeter on Route MM in Barry County at 3:49 p.m. Ben Stanley, 17, the driver, sustained minor injuries and was taken to St. John's Hospital-Cassville.The wreck occurred when the northbound Ford driven by Stanley went off the road, struck a ditch and overturned. Investigating the accident was Trooper Dan Boyd. An Aurora woman was injured in a one-vehicle wreck four miles west of Mt. Vernon on Highway 174 in Lawrence County at 7:30 a.m. Christine Carnes, 33, the driver, sustained moderate injuries and was taken to St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield. The accident occurred when the eastbound Ford driven by Carnes went off the road and overturned in a ditch. Investigating the wreck was Trooper Darren Call. 

 

Flynn, Barbara A. (Spicer) Kelley 20 Aug 1941 - 18 Dec 2010  SN-L  19 Dec 2010

Barbara A. Flynn, 69, Nixa. Arrangements: Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

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Flynn, Barbara A. (Spicer) Kelley 20 Aug 1941 - 18 Dec 2010 SN-L 26 Dec 2010 & CCH-N 29 Dec 2010

[Note: Daughter of Alva Leroy & Rose (Megerian) Spicer; raised by Garland & Mamie (  ) Holt; married 1959 Gary Kelley; married Van Flynn]

Barbara A. Flynn, age 69, of Nixa, passed away suddenly of natural causes in her home on Saturday, December 18, 2010. She was born August 20, 1941 in North Little Rock, Arkansas to Rose Megerian and Alva Leroy Spicer. She lived most of her childhood with foster parents Mamie and Garland Holt of Springfield, Missouri. They all preceded her in death. She was married to Gary Kelley of Hartville, Missouri in 1959, and from that marriage came one daughter, Kathy. Barbara was divorced in 1984 and remarried Van Flynn of Nixa. Barbara was a bookkeeper for Barnaby’s Office Supply in Springfield for several years and later left to be a homemaker. She and Van were active club members in the Royal Tin Car Club for over 15 years where she was instrumental in a variety of charity projects. She was a lover of all of creatures great and small and many of her friends remarked that when they passed away they would like to come back as one of her pets because they were all so very loved and taken care of. She will be surely missed by all of her family, friends, neighbors, and everyone who knew her. She is survived by her loving husband Van Flynn, Nixa; a daughter Kathy Lynn and husband Scott, and two grandchildren Christopher Lynn, Nathan Engelking and his wife Kelly, all of Republic; three step-daughters; a step-son; several step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren; and her very dear friend, Peggy Siler, of Springfield. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 29, from 5 to 7 PM in Adams Funeral Home, in Nixa. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Care Shelters of the Ozarks.

 

 

Fogg, Rita Willa Mae  (McMann) Crosby 26 Jul 1913 - 18 Mar 2007 SN-L 15 Apr 2007

[Note: Daughter of Arthur R. & Dorothy E. (Siener) McMann; married ? Crosby; married John W. Fogg]

Rita Fogg, 93, died March 18, 2007, in Ozark Riverview Manor. She was born July 26, 1913, Buffalo, N.Y. Her father, Arthur R. McMann, was from Canada. Her mother, Dorothy E. (Siener) McMann, was an American of German-French descent. Despite a frail constitution from youth, Rita Willa Mae led a full and courageous life. In 1939, she left her extended, caring family and made the long railway trip to Springfield, Mo., with her husband, a weak infant son requiring surgery, and two young daughters. Even after experiencing much heartache, as well as pleasure, in parenting, Rita never turned away from her belief in the primacy of motherhood and importance of grandmothers. This, however, didn't prevent her from supporting the academic interests of her daughters and their choice of careers not yet commonly open to women. When her children were grown, she found joy in helping rear her son's four children. Rita worked at Heers Department Store and later at Lily Tulip. After retirement, she volunteered at St. John's Hospital and for the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI). A superb cook, Rita enjoyed preparing the German-style dishes of her heritage as well as collecting and improving new recipes. She had a talent for needlework learned as an adolescent. As a young woman, she was known for the beautiful tablecloths she crocheted. She had a special flair for fashion and interior decorating. Family keepsakes were carefully preserved for her children. Following a late-life divorce, Rita met and married John W. Fogg of California when in her early 70s. The couple lived happily in Mountain Home, Ark., and traveled the U.S. They contributed to various charities, especially the Mountain Home Humane Society, from which they adopted two wonderful dogs. They collected antique platters and bowls which were proudly displayed in their home. Rita provided loving and expert care for John during his long illness. When he died ten years after their marriage, she returned to Springfield, Mo., to be near her eldest grandchild, Patricia Manning. Later they shared a home in Ozark, Mo. Rita was also predeceased by her son, Robert Alvin Crosby; brother, Robert Bernard McMann; two nieces; 10 of 13 first cousins; and several friends, including Mrs. Mary Haik of Springfield and Mrs. Betty Whalen of Mountain Home, Ark. She leaves behind her two daughters, Arlene Rita Mazzone and husband, Horace, of Connecticut, and Marilyn Marie Wang and husband, George, of Chicago, Ill.; a daughter-in-law, Louise Crosby; eight grandchildren especially Patricia L. Manning, Missouri, and Denyse M. Wang, Illinois; 16 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; friends at the Ozark Riverview Manor and a younger friend who never failed to remember her. A memorial service will be held in the St. Francis Xavier Church of her forebears in Buffalo, N.Y. Burial will be in the parish cemetery near the Niagara River. Rita's remains are to rest between the graves of her parents near those of her dear grandmother and four great-grandparents.

 

Foit, Brenda Kay (Jones) Carnes 1948 - 11 Jun 2007 SN-L 12 Jun 2007

[Note: Daughter of Nolen J. & Kathryn Louise Jones; married Ron Carnes; married ? Foit]

Brenda Kay Foit of Nixa, Mo., passed away June 11, 2007, in her home. She was 58 years of age. Brenda was preceded in death by her son, Gregory Dale Foit and her mother, Kathryn Louise Jones. She is survived by her ex-husband and very close friend, Ron Carnes; her father, Nolen J. Jones; brother Roger Jones and his wife, Robin; and nephew Roger Jones Jr., and his fiancee, Melody Burge. Graveside services for Ms. Foit will be held Thursday, June 14, 2007, at 11 a.m. in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.

 

Foland, Alpha (Eisenhour) 14 Aug 1881 - 28 Feb 1964 CCR 5 Mar 1964 p5

[Note: Daughter of Jacob & Lydia (Mahaney) Eisenhour; married Noah Edgar Foland 10 Feb 1876 - 1 May 1957]

Mrs. Alpha Foland, 83, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, in a Springfield hospital, following a long illness. She was a longtime resident of the Spokane community. Survivors include one son, Herman Foland, of Spokane; seven daughters, Mrs. Lucille Schupbach of Ozark; Mrs. Lora Leonard of Las Vegas, Nev., Mrs. Louella Schupbach of Spokane, Mrs. Mildred Parsons, Sheldon, Mo., Mrs. Eula Alford of Chico, Calif., Mrs. Zola Eutsler of Springfield and Mrs. Dorothy Perkins of Nixa; 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; one brother, Clarence Eisenhour of Pomona, Calif; and one sister, Mrs. Bess Harris of Reeds Spring, Mo. Funeral services were Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Eisenhour Church with Rev. M. J. Boulware officiating. Burial was in Eisenhour Cemetery under the direction of Harris.

 

Foland, Herman M. 14 May 1901 - 11 Aug 1967      CCR 17 Aug 1967 p1

[Note: Son of Noah Edgar & Alpha (Eisenhour) Foland; married Alta  Cox 29 May 1909 - 17 Dec 1991]

Funeral services for Herman M. Foland, 66. a retired Reeds Spring farmer, were at 1 p.m. Sunday in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Bob Johnson officiating. Burial was in Eisenhour Cemetery. Mr. Foland died at 5:30 a.m. Friday in Springfield Baptist Hospital after an illness of several weeks. Survivors include his wife, Alta; seven sisters, Mrs. Lucile Schupbach, Ozark, Mrs. Lera Leonard, Newton, Iowa, Mrs. Zola Eutsler, Springfield, Mrs. Louella Schupbach, Spokane, Mrs. Mildred Parsons, Sheldon, Mrs. Eula Alford, Chico, Calif. and Mrs. Dorothy Perkins, Nixa.

 

Foland, Noah Edgar 10 Feb 1876 - 1 May 1957 CCR 2 May 1957 p 3

[Note: Son of Joseph & Elegia (Epperly) Foland; married Alpha Eisenhour 14 Aug 1881 - 28 Feb 1964]

Funeral services for Noah E. Foland, 81, who died Monday at his home near Reeds Spring will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in the Eisenhour Chapel with Rev. Walter  McKnight officiating. Burial will be in Eisenhour Cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Alpha Foland; one son, Herman Foland of Reeds Spring; seven daughters, Mrs. Lucile Schupbach of Ozark, Mrs. Lera Leonard of Newton, Iowa; Mrs. Zola Eutsler of Omaha, Neb. Mrs. Eula Allred of Chico, Calif, Mrs. Luella Schupbach of Spokane, Mo., Mrs. Mildred Alford of Chico, Calif, and Mrs. Dorothy Perkins of Galena; 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Folczyk, Alice (Sartin) 19 Feb 1921 - 17 Apr 1994 OH 20 Apr 1994

[Note: Daughter of Allie & Jessie (Moore) Sartin; married 12 Aug 1950 Walter Folczyk]

Alice “Sartin” Folczyk, 73, Nixa, passed away at 6:01 p.m. Sunday, April 17, 1994 in Lester E. Cox Medical Center South. Folczyk, a homemaker, was born Feb. 19, 1921 in Ponce De Leon, the daughter of Allie and Jessie Moore Sartin. She was united in marriage Aug. 12, 1950 in Milwaukee, Wis., to Walter Folczyk. She enjoyed collecting antiques, sewing, and crocheting. She is survived by her husband, Walter; three sisters, Faye Garrett, Ozark; Geri Willet and Joan Fender, both of Battlefield; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 20, 1994 in Ponce De Leon Cemetery, with the Rev. Gary M. Phipps officiating. Visitation was Tuesday in the Harris, a Heritage Funeral Home, Nixa.

 

Foley, Oral Arnold 26 Dec 1937 - 5 Dec 2003  CCH-N 17 Dec 2003

[Note: Son of Oral & Ruth (Smith) Foley; married Deborah]

Oral Arnold Foley, 65, Spokane, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003 in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born Dec. 26, 1937 in Russell Springs, Ky., the son of Oral and Ruth (Smith) Foley. Foley served his country in the U.S. Navy. He was a retired trucker and had been employed by Roadway Express. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Hazel and Gladys. Survivors include his wife, Deborah; five children, Tim Foley and wife Lisa, Bloomington, Ind., David Foley, Spokane, Debbie Lamping and husband Jeff, Terra Haute, Ind., Danny Foley and wife Nancy, Springfield, and Lori Stuck and husband John, Greenwood, Ind.; two stepchildren, Kelly Mease, Syracuse, N.Y., and Shelly Bayird, Conway, Mo.; and 13 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Dec. 8 in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Pastor Randy Harwood officiating. Burial followed in Martin Cemetery, Spokane.

 

Folk, Kenneth Dean 29 Apr 1948 - 4 Mar 2009 SN-L 7 Mar 2009

[Note: Son of Henry & Myrtle (Irish) Folk; married Janet]

Kenneth Dean Folk, age 60, of Nixa, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2009, in Cox South Hospital, Springfield. He was born April 29, 1948, in Springfield, the son of Henry and Myrtle (Irish) Folk. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Reserves. Kenneth had been a Nixa area resident for the past 17 years, and was employed as a sales consultant for Don Wessel Automotive. Kenneth loved his family and spending time with them. He enjoyed traveling whenever he could. Survivors include his wife, Janet; a sister, Carolyn Hollowell and husband, Bruce, Springfield; a brother, Randy Folk and wife, Deborah, Springfield; a special Marine brother, Mike Blakeley, St. Louis; nieces and nephews, Nicole Sipple and husband, Ray, Bryce Hollowell, Derek Folk and fiancée, Michelle Sievers, and Mindy Folk; and a great-niece and nephew, Zoie and Slade Sipple. His parents preceded him in death. Memorials may be made to the Kidney foundation. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 9, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Rev. Phil Hastie officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Springfield. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

 

Follis, James W. 25 Sep 1908 - 29 Nov 1983 OH 8 Dec 1983 p 8

[Note: married Clara 3 Jun 1908 - Jul 1993]

Services for James W. Follis, 75, Ozark, were held Dec. 2 at Klinger Chapel, Springfield, with the Rev. Paul Swadley officiating. Burial was in Eastlawn Cemetery. Mr. Follis died Nov. 29 in his home after a short illness. Mr. Follis was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church. Survivors include his wife, Clara; a son, Richard, Springfield; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Janice Steinbecker, Springfield; a stepson, J. D. Rice, Ozark; three brothers, Carl, Willard and Raymond and Clarence, both of Springfield; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

 

Follis, Wendell D. 4 Apr 1929 - 21 Dec 2006 SN-L 31 Dec 2006

[Note: Son of James B. & Virgie (Febus) Follis; married 1952 Jean M. Ramshaw; married 1972 Freda Theobald]

Wendell D. Follis, 77, of Chadwick, Mo., died Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006, at Ozark Nursing and Care Center, Ozark, Mo. He was born April 4, 1929, in Mount Pulaski Township, Ill., the son of James B. and Virgie (Febus) Follis. He graduated from Mount Pulaski High School in 1947. Wendell proudly served his country in the Korean War, where his fellow 5th Regimental Combat Team friends called him "Pop Follis." In 1952 he married Jean M. Ramshaw. He was affiliated with the Masonic order in Aurora, Ill., and it was in that city that he started his career as a welder at Barber Green. In 1972 he married Freda Theobald and they moved to Missouri. He was employed as a welder for Ridewell Corp. in Springfield, Mo., until he retired. Dad enjoyed telling of all the funny events that he had experienced in his life and was known for the $2 bills that he always gave out to people. Heaven is filled with laughter now, we know, because Dad is telling his stories. We sure miss you Dad! Survivors include his wife, Freda; three daughters, Debbie Follis Meadows and husband, Dave, of Ozark, Pamela Follis Ludwig and husband, Paul, of North Carolina, and Debra Follis Mertz, of Springfield, Ill.; brother, James D. Follis and wife, Judy, of Mount Pulaski; a granddaughter, Autumn Meadows; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Dorothy, Margie and Roberta. Due to his wishes, no services were held. Cremation was accorded by Greenlawn F.H. South and private military honors will be held at Springfield National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Seasons Hospice, 1354 E. Kingsley, Suite C, Springfield, MO 65804.

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Follis , Wendell D. 4 Apr 1929 - 21 Dec 2006 CCH-N 10 Jan 2007

Wendell D. Follis, 77, of Chadwick, died Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006, at Ozark Nursing and Care Center, Ozark. He was born April 4, 1929, in Mount Pulaski Township, Ill., the son of James B. and Virgie (Febus) Follis.  He graduated from Mount Pulaski High School in 1947. Wendell proudly served his country in the Korean War, where his fellow 5th Regimental Combat Team friends called him "Pop Follis." In 1952, he married Jean M. Ramshaw.  He was affiliated with the Masonic order in Aurora, Ill., and it was in that city that he started his career as a welder at Barber Green. In 1972, he married Freda Theobald and they moved to Missouri. He was employed as a welder for Ridewell Corp. in Springfield until he retired. Dad enjoyed telling of all the funny events that he had experienced in his life and was known for the $2 bills that he always gave out to people. Heaven is filled with laughter now, we know, because Dad is telling his stories. We sure miss you, Dad! Survivors include his wife, Freda; three daughters, Debbie Follis Meadows and husband Dave, Ozark, Pamela Follis Ludwig and husband Paul, North Carolina, and Debra Follis Mertz of Springfield, Ill.; brother James D. Follis and wife Judy of Mount Pulaski; a granddaughter, Autumn Meadows; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Dorothy, Margie and Roberta. Due to his wishes, no services were held. Cremation was accorded by Greenlawn Funeral Home South and private military honors will be held in Springfield National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Seasons Hospice, 1354 E. Kingsley, Suite C, Springfield, 65804. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2007

 

Foltyn, Stanley R. 4 Nov 1921 - 17 Nov 1986 OH 20 Nov 1986 p4

[Note: married Hilda]

Stan R. Foltyn, 65, Ozark, died Nov. 17 at his home following a long illness. The body was cremated by Greenlawn Funeral Home South, and no immediate services have been planned. Mr. Foltyn was a retired real estate broker and a World War II veteran. He was a native of St. Louis. Survivors include his wife, Hilda; and two sons, Stephen and Robert W.

 

Foote, Elsie Mary (Grider) 8 Jun 1920 - 24 Aug 2004 SN-L 27 Aug 2004

[Note: Daughter of James Franklin & Villa Mae (Glidewell) Grider; married Laurel S. Foote 12 Aug 1919 - 4 Aug 2000]

Mrs. Elsie Mary Foote, age 84, of Springfield, passed away at 7:51 p.m. Tuesday in her home. She was born June 8, 1920, at Crane, Mo., to James Franklin and Villa Mae Glidewell Grider. She was married to Laurel E. Foote for 57 years and to this union three daughters were born. She was a member of South Street Christian Church and will be remembered for her kindness, compassion and love for her family and many friends. She was a wonderful mother and wife. Mary enjoyed gardening and was a longtime member of Palmer Extension Club. Mary was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Laurel on Aug. 3, 2000. Survivors include Darlene Crawford, Marsha Friga and Beverly J. Foote; two sons-in-law, Bud Crawford and Randy Friga; six grand-children, Tammie and Bill Sutton of Knoxville, Tenn., Brandie and Pete Bartos of Seaford, Va., Eric, Tara, Ryan and Sara Friga of Springfield, Mo.; seven great-grandchildren, Billie, Kayla, Corey and Ashley Sutton, Michael, Kristen and Thomas Bartos; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, in Walnut Lawn Funeral Home, 2001 W. Walnut Lawn, with burial to follow in Manley Cemetery, Christian County, Mo. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the chapel. If desired, memorials may be made to Springfield Catholic Schools or St. John's Hospice in care of the funeral home. Springfield News-Leader, August 27, 2004.

 

Foote, Laurel E. 12 Aug 1920 - 3 Aug 2000

[Note: Son of William Alva & Hazel M. (McCann) Foote; married Elsie Mary Grider 8 Jun 1920 - 24 Aug 2004]

Mr. Laurel E. Foote, Springfield, Mo., age 79 years, 11 months and 22 days, departed this life Aug. 3, 2000, in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a long illness.  Laurel was born Aug. 12, 1920, in Hanna to William Alva and Hazel M. McCann Foote.  He was a switchman/repeaterman for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for 35 years. Laurel was a member of South Street Christian Church.  Preceding Laurel in death were his parents, William Alva and Hazel Foote; and a sister, Lavena Orr.  He is survived by his loving wife, Elsie “I” Grider Foote, of the home.  Also surviving are three daughters, Darlene and Paul Crawford, Jr., Springfield, Beverly J. Foote, of the home, and Marsha and Randy Friga, Brookline; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; his brother, James A. and Rose Foote, St. James; a brother-in-law, Adrain Orr, Brookline; and a nephew.  Laurel was a veteran of the Army, serving in Rhineland, Central Europe and Rome Arno.  He was awarded three bronze stars and a bronze star medal for his service.  Laurel loved his family and will be greatly missed by all his family and many friends.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, in Walnut Lawn DeGraffenreid-Wood Funeral Home, 2001 W. Walnut Lawn Street, with the Rev. George Latimer officiating.  Burial will be in Manley Cemetery, near Battlefield, with full military honors to be conducted by the Veterans Memorial Team.  Friends may call from 10 a.m. today until the hour of service Monday in the chapel, where visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today.  Memorials may be made to Southwestern Bell Pioneers in care of the funeral home.

 

Foote, Lora (Rowley) 19 Aug 1907 - 31 Dec 2010 SN-L 4 Dec 2010 & CCH-N 12 Jan 2011

[Note: Daughter of Edward & Rena (Corey) Rowley; married Seward Hall Foote, Jr.]

Lora Rowley Foote, age 103, passed away Friday, December 31, 2010 in The Baptist Home in Ozark. She was born August 19, 1907 in Fabius, New York, the daughter of Edward and Rena (Corey) Rowley. She was united in marriage to Seward Hall Foote, Jr., who preceded her in death at the age of 58. Mrs. Foote was last employed by the FBI as a Handwriting Analyst in Washington D.C. Mrs. Foote moved from California to Springfield thirteen years ago. Survivors include two children, Margaret "Peg" Triplett and husband Clifford, Ozark, Missouri, and Seward Rowley Foote and wife Carole, Hidden Valley Lake, California; six grandchildren, Kristin Lorraine, Kimberly Anne and Seward Bryan Foote, all of San Francisco, California, Pamela Renee Morris, Salem, Oregon, Rodney Alan Triplett, Springfield, Missouri, and Sue Ann Gallagher, Marlborough, Connecticut; and six great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three siblings, Millard Corey Rowley, Lawrence Rowley, and Marion Snook. Following cremation, a graveside funeral will be held in Union Cemetery, Port Henry, New York, in the spring.

 

Forbis, Alta Caroline (King) 9 Jul 1918 - 25 Feb 1944 CCR 9 Mar 1944 p1

[Note: Daughter of William Henry & Sallie A. (Wilkins) King; married 15 Jun 1940 Floyd Forbis 27 Sep 1915 - 6 Feb 1974]

Alta Caroline King, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will King of Clever, was born July 9, 1918, and passed to her reward Feb. 25, 1944, at the age of 25 years, seven months and 16 days. She was married to Floyd Forbis on June 15, 1940, and to this union was born one son, Ronnie Joe, now almost two years old. She became a Christian at the age of 16 years and joined the Clever Baptist Church of which she was a member at the time of her death. Besides the husband and little son, she is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will King of Clever, Mo., three brothers, Alden of Kansas City, Willard of Camp Roberts, Calif., and Virgil of Honolulu, and one sister, Mrs. Marjorie Doran of Springfield, Mo., one brother, Archie, preceded her in death. Other relatives and a host of friends will remember her as a loving wife and daughter and a true friend. Funeral services were held at 2:30 o’clock Wednesday in the Clever Baptist Church conducted by Rev. R.R. Cook of Republic, Mo., assisted by Rev. Kenneth Hoggard, pastor, with burial in the Delaware Cemetery under direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

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Forbis, Alta Caeoline (King) 9 Jul 1918 - 25 Feb 1944

The funeral of Mrs. Alta Forbis, 25, wife of Floyd Forbis, 779 West Elm Street, who died Friday after a short illness, will be Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock in the Baptist Church at Clever, Mo., the Reverend R.R. Cook of  Republic, Mo. officiating. Burial will be in the Delaware Cemetery under the direction of the Maples funeral home of Clever. Surviving Mrs. Forbis are, besides her husband, one son, Ronnie Joe Forbis; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will King of Clever; three brothers, Willard King of the U.S. Army, Virgil King of the Coast Guard and Alden King of Kansas City and one sister, Mrs. Marjorie Doran of Springfield.

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

 

Forbis, Bertha J. (McReynolds) 17 May 1890 - 17 Jul 1951 CCR 19 Jul 1951

[Note: Daughter of William W. & Mary A. (Meacheam) McReynolds; married William J. Forbis 16 May 1886 - 2 Feb 1967]

Mrs. Bertha Forbis, 61, lifelong resident of the Clever community, died Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E.W. Pope, in Springfield. Mrs. Forbis was a member of the Baptist church and president of the WPFA of Clever. She is survived by her husband, W. J. Forbis, her daughter, a son, Andrew Forbis of Eldorado Springs, AR, and one grandchild. Funeral services were to be held this Thursday afternoon at Delaware Church, with the Rev. Rolla Cook and the Rev. R. W. Forbis officiating. Burial in Delaware Cemetery was under direction of Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

Forbis, Beulah Viola (Palmer) 23 Dec 1911 – 30 Nov 1991  NN-E 5 Dec 1991

[Note: Daughter of George Henry & Cordelia (Sullivan) Palmer; married Raymond Robert Forbis 8 Sep 1903 - 13 Jan 1980]

Beulah Viola Forbis, 79, Nixa, died at 3:13 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 1991 in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, following a brief illness.  She was born Dec. 23, 1911 in Aurora, to George Henry and Cordelia Sullivan Palmer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Forbis; and a son, James Forbis. Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Blevins, Nixa, and Betty Loonsfoot, also of Nixa; a son, Robert Forbis, Ozark; 28 grandchildren; and 38 great-grandchildren. Services were held Tuesday in Harris Colonial Chapel, Nixa, with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was in Delaware Cemetery.

 

Forbis, Charles Cleve 25 Feb 1885 - Aug 1970

[Note: Son of  Samuel D. & Martha A. (Wilson) Forbis; married 23 May 1910 Rebecca Alice “Allie” Payne 22 May 1890 - 9 Feb 1947]

Cleve Forbis, 85, lifelong resident of Christian County, died in Springfield Baptist Hospital about 9 p.m. following a long illness. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Allen, Clever; two sisters, Miss Dollie Forbis, Clever and Mrs. Goldie Ervin, Springfield and one grandchild. Funeral arrangements under direction of Cantrell Funeral Home of Clever are incomplete.

Note: this clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner has a handwritten date of 1970 in the margin.

 

Forbis, Eula Fern (Rainey) 5 Mar 1913 - 2 Mar 2010 CCH-N 10 Mar 2010

[Note: Daughter of John & Mary D. (Adams) Rainey; married ? Forbis]

Eula Fern Rainey Forbis, 96, of Russellville, formerly of Little Rock, Ark., died March 2, 2010, at St.Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. The daughter of John and Mary D. Adams Rainey, she was born March 5, 1913, in Ozark. She was a 1930 graduate of Ozark High School and attended State Teachers College in Springfield. After college she taught at a one-room school house in Eastern Star, Panther Valley and Mt. Pleasant. When the family moved to Camden, Ark., she worked as a Funeral Director at Forbis Funeral Home assisting in every aspect of funeral service. The family later moved to Little Rock and Mount Ida, Ark., where they owned and operated the Denby Point Fishing Lodge on Lake Ouachita. Eula also worked for 20 years for Somers Shoe Store in Little Rock. Her duties included purse purchaser for all Somers Shoe Locations. She was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock. She enjoyed painting, especially watercolor, quilting and reading the daily newspaper. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Homer, Leslie and Ward Rainey.

 

Forbis, James Samuel 30 Nov 1888 - 15 Sep 1966

[Note: Son of Samuel D. & Martha A. (Wilson) Forbis]

James Samuel Forbis, 77, Billings, died at 10 p.m. Sunday in the Griffith rest home in Republic. Mr. Forbis was a retired livestock dealer. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Wilma Schreiber, 821 East Monroe; one grandson; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Cleve, Crane, and Will, Billings; two sisters, Miss Dolly Forbis of the home, and Mrs. Goldie Ervin 3136 West Mt. Vernon, Springfield. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Cantrell Chapel, Clever, with the Rev. Lloyd Wilson and the Rev. Ed Brock officiating. Burial will be in the Delaware Cemetery.

Note: this clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner has a handwritten date of 1966 in the margin.

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Forbis, James Samuel 30 Nov 1888 - 19 Jun 1966     CCR 23 Jun 1966 p1

James Samuel Forbis, 77, Billings, died at 10 p.m. Sunday in the Griffith Rest Home in Republic. Mr. Forbis was a retired farmer. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Wilma Schreiber, Springfield; one grandson; three great grandchildren; two brothers, Clever Forbis of Crane and Will Forbis of Billings; two sisters, Miss Dolly Forbis and Mrs. Goldie Ervin of Springfield. Funeral services were Wednesday in the Cantrell Chapel at Billings, with the Rev. Lloyd Wilson and the Rev. Ed Brock officiating. Burial was in Delaware Cemetery.

 

Forbis, Joseph Andrew “Andy” 10 Jun 1913 - 29 Jan 1994 OH 19 Jan 1994

[Note: Son of  William J. & Bertha (McReynolds) Forbis; married  Minnie m/1 Yarbrough]

Joseph Andrew “Andy” Forbis, 80, Little Rock, Ark., formerly of Clever, died Jan. 29, 1994. Mr. Forbis was the former manager of the Roller-Drummond Funeral Home, Little Rock, North Little Rock Funeral Home, and former owner of Forbis Funeral Home of Camden, Ark. Mr. Forbis became the Arkansas State Board Inspector of Embalmers and Funeral Directors on Oct. 1, 1981 and retired on Oct. 1, 1991. He graduated from Clever High School and the Kansas City Mortuary School of Embalming and held lifetime Arkansas and Missouri Embalmers and Funeral Directors Licenses. He was preceded in death by his parents, Will J. and Bertha Forbis, Clever, and one sister, Gladys Forbis Pope, Springfield. Survivors include his wife, Minnie Forbis, Little Rock; one daughter, Linda Kay Forbis Harrell, Mena, Ark.; one stepson, Max Yarbrough, Little Rock; two stepdaughters, Joyce Francella, Georgia, and Marilyn Lloyd, Sheridan, Ark.; one granddaughter, Melody Harrell Benton, Searcy, Ark.; one grandson, Derek Harrell, Lonoke, Ark.; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Monday, Jan. 31, at Huson Funeral Home Chapel in Little Rock. Graveside services and interment were held on Tuesday, Feb. 1, at Delaware Cemetery, Nixa, with Masonic Honors by Billings Masonic Lodge of which Mr. Forbis was a member.

 

Forbis, Joseph Green 25 Aug 1868 - 2 Feb 1947 CCR 6 Feb 1947 p1

[Note: Son of Joseph Green & Louisa E. (Owens) Forbis; married  29 May 1891 Florence L. Thompson 7 May 1873 - 17 Mar 1929]

Joseph G. Forbis was born Aug. 26, 1868, and passed away on Feb. 2, 1947, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Bessie Maples, with whom he had lived for the past few years. On March 29, 1891, he was married to Florence Thompson and to this union were born four children. His wife and one son preceded him in death. At an early age he was converted and joined the Missionary Baptist church and had lived and died in that faith. Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. Maples; two sons, Jesse of Republic, Mo., and Raymond of Portland, Oregon; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lucy Nickles of Clever and Mrs. Kansadie Thompson of Springfield. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Delaware chapel with burial in the church cemetery under direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Forbis, Laura Ellen (Maness) 4 Jul 1897 - 10 Jan 1971

[Note: Daughter of John & Sylvania (Julian) Maness; married Jesse Green Maness 2 Jan 1895 - 24 May 1974]

Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Forbis, 73, lifelong resident of Republic, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Republic First Baptist Church with the Rev. Lynn Swadley officiating. Burial will be in Delaware Cemetery, east of Clever, under the direction of Cantrell. Mrs. Forbis died at 6 a.m. Sunday in her home following an apparent heart attack. Survivors include her husband, Jesse; a son, Floyd of Republic; two brothers, Homer Maness of Republic, and S.E. Maness or Iola, Kan.; a sister, Miss Eula Maness of Dana Point, Calif.; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Note: this clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner has a handwritten date of 1978 in the margin.

 

Forbis, Rebecca Alice “Allie“ (Payne) 22 May 1890 - 9 Feb 1947

[Note: Daughter of Hewston & Florence (Thompson) Forbis; married 23 May 1910 Charles Cleve Forbis 25 Feb 1885 - 8 Aug 1970]

Mrs. Rebecca Alice Forbis was born May 22, 1890 and passed away at her home in Clever on February 9, 1947. She was united in marriage to C.C. Forbis on May 23, 1910 and this union one daughter was born. She confessed her faith in Christ when about sixteen years of age and united with the old Delaware Church but later transferred her membership to the Christian Church in Clever. Surviving are her husband, the daughter, Mrs. Mildred Allen of Clever; her mother, Mrs. Nancy Ann Payne of Clever; one grandson; two sisters, Mrs. Elsie Thomas of Billings and Mrs. Amy McNabb of Fresno, California; one brother, Elmer Payne of Marionville. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Clever church conducted by Rev. B. Frank West and Rev. Kenneth Hoggard. Burial was in the Delaware cemetery under direction of the Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

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

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Forbis, Rebecca N. Alice (Payne) 22 May 1890 - 9 Feb 1947 CCR 13 Feb 1947 p1

Mrs. Rebecca Alice Forbis was born May 22, 1890, and passed away at her home in Clever on Feb. 9, 1947. She was united in marriage to C.C. Forbis on May 23, 1910 and to this union one daughter was born. She confessed her faith in Christ when about 16 years of age and united with the old Delaware church but later transferred her membership to the Christian church in Clever. Surviving are her husband; the daughter, Mrs. Mildred Allen of Clever; her mother, Mrs. Nancy Ann Payne of Clever; one grandson; two sisters, Mrs. Elsie Thomas of Billings and Mrs. Amy McNabb of Fresno, Calif.; one brother, Elmer Payne of Marionville. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Clever church conducted by Rev. B. Frank West and Rev. Kenneth Hoggard. Burial was in the Delaware cemetery under direction of the Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Forbis, Rebecca Willer (Ashmore) 4 Nov 1831 - 28 Dec 1922 CCR 12 Jan 1923 p1

[Note: Daughter of John & ? ( ) Ashmore; married 8 Apr 1852 Robert A. Forbis 3 Jul 1810 - 8 Sep 1889; MO DC 27 Dec 1922 dod]

Rebecca Willer Ashmore Forbis was born November 4, 1831 in Christian County, Mo. And died December 28, 1922. She is the sole survivor of her family, her mother having died when she was but 4 or 5 years old and her only brother in young manhood while in the army. Her husband, Robert A. Forbis to whom she was married April 8, 1852 passed away about the year 1890, having had no children. She spent her early married life in the west in the state of Idaho with a trip or two to California to visit her brother. They returned to Missouri before his death, where the deceased has remained until this time. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. Her time was spent in profitable and informational reading and varied household duties. She possessed much genuine wit and humor and showed her innate kindness to many friends by helping them in times of stress or need. Funeral services were held at the Patterson cemetery, December 29, conducted by Rev. D. S. Frazier with burial under direction of the Ozark Undertaking Co.

 

Forbis, Robert Wesley, Rev. Mar 1893 - 4 Aug 1964      CCR 6 Aug 1964 p1

[Note: Son of Samuel D. & Martha A. (Wilson) Forbis; married Grace 1896 - 1993]

The Rev. Robert Wesley Forbis, 71, of Clever, died at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Springfield Baptist Hospital. A retired Baptist minister, he had preached in several southwest Missouri counties. He retired in 1955. The Rev. Forbis is survived by his wife. Grace, of the home; three brothers, Cleve of Crane, Will and Jim, both of Billings and two sisters, Miss Dollie Forbis of Billins, and Mrs. Clarence Ervin, 3136 Mt. Vernon, Springfield. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) in the First Baptist Church at Clever. The Rev. H. V. “Pete” Wells, the Rev. Ed Brock and the Rev. Ivan Coyle will officiate. Burial will be in Delaware Cemetery, east of Clever.

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Forbis, Robert Wesley , Rev. 1893 - 1964

Funeral services for the Rev. Robert Wesley Forbis, 71, of Clever, who died at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Springfield Baptist Hospital, were held Thursday in the First Baptist Church at Clever. Mr. Forbis was a retired Baptist minister. He had been pastor of several Southwest Missouri churches. He retired in 1955. Mr. Forbis is survived by his wife, Grace, of the home; three brothers, Cleve of Crane and Will and Jim both of Billings; and two sisters, Miss Dollie Forbid of Billings, and Mrs. Clarence Ervin of Springfield.  The Rev. H. V. (Pete) Wells, the Rev. Ed Brock, and the Rev. Ivan Coyle officiated at the services and burial was in Delaware Cemetery east of Clever.

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

 

Forbis, William J. 16 May 1886 - 2 Feb 1967  CCR 9 Feb 1967 p1

[Note: Son of  Samuel D. & Martha A. (Wilson) Forbis; married  Bertha McReynolds 17 May 1890 - 17 Jul 1951]

William J., Forbis, 80 of Clever, died at 4:50 a.m. Thursday, February 2, in Springfield Baptist Home. The retired farmer is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Pope, Springfield; a son, Andrew, Little Rock, Ark.; a brother, C. C., Crane; two sisters, Miss Dollie Forbis, Billings and Mrs. Goldie Erwin, Springfield;; a grandchild and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 in Cantrell Chapel, Clever with the Rev. Ed Brock officiating. Burial was in Delaware Cemetery.

Note: this clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner has a hand-written date of 1967 in the margin.

 

Forbriger, Clella (Webber) 1896 - Aug 1968  CCR 15 Aug 1968 p8

[Note: Daughter of Charles David & Etta Mae (Morris) Webber; married Ralph J. Forbringer]

Ozark relatives have been advised of the death of Mrs. R. J. Forbriger of Kansas City, a former Ozark resident. She was the former Miss Clella Webber, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Webber of Ozark. She is survived by her husband, Ralph J. Forbriger; two sisters, Mrs. W. J. Worley of Miami, Okla. and Mrs. Arnold Fitzsimmons of Red Oak, Iowa; and two brothers, Leland A. Webber of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Pallas H. Webber of Branson. Funeral services were held on Wednesday morning in McGilley Funeral Parlor in Kansas City with interment in Atchison, Kan.

 

Ford, Annie E. (Wyer) 19 Jul 1899 - 16 Oct 1977 OH 20 Oct 1977 p5

BRANSON - Services for Mrs. Annie E. Ford, 78, a former Branson resident who lived in the Foster Nursing Home at Springfield, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Whelchel Funeral Chapel here with the Rev. Bob Hicks officiating. Burial was in the Notch Cemetery her. Mrs. Ford died Sunday evening at the nursing home after a long illness. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church here. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Carolyn Pettit, South Fork and Miss Jean Ford, Kansas City; three sons, Adrian, of the state of Florida, Henry of Nixa, and Albert of Long Lane; two sisters, Mrs. Sena Layton, Hollister and Mrs. Tena Cox, Olathe, Kan.; a brother, John Wyer, Shawnee Mission, Kan., nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

 

Ford, Basil Lee (Callen) 21 Mar 1911 - 23 Dec 1990  NN-E 3 Jan 1991

[Note: Son of Emmett & Priscilla (Ford) Callen; married 21 Mar 1931 Edith Wolf; married June]

Basil Lee Ford, 79, a longtime resident of Nixa, died at 8:55 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, 1990, in his home, following a long illness. Ford was born March 21, 1911, in Protem to Emmett and Priscilla Ford Callen. On March 21, 1931, he married Edith Wolf in Protem. He retired from the Springfield stockyards after 18 years. He attended the Nixa Assembly of God. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jim and Marion Ford; his half-brothers, Robert and Elton Wilson; and his parents. He is survived by his wife, June, Nixa; two daughters, Dorothy McConnell, and her husband, Tommy, Nixa, and Judy Galloway, and her husband, Bill, Nixa; three grandchildren, Kelly Ford, Pamela Ramsey and Chad McConnell; two great-grandchildren, Jennifer and Jessica Ramsey; and a sister, Myrtle Jefferies, Dos Palos, Calif. Services were Wednesday, Dec. 26, in Harris Colonial Chapel, 205 N. Main, Nixa, with the Revs. Wilbur Blansit, Donnie Blansit and Joe Fahl officiating. Burial was in McConnell Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Hospice of Southwest Missouri Inc., 3653 South Ave., Springfield, Mo. 65807.

 

Ford, Dorothy Mae (Donovan) 3 Jul 1934 - 21 Dec 2010 SN-L 27 Dec 2010

[Note: Daughter of Roy & Elizabeth (  ) Donovan; married 31 Aug 1957 Kennith Ford]

Dorothy Mae (Donovan) Ford, of Ozark Mo, went home to be with Jesus on December 21, 2010, at 11:47 a.m. following a long illness. Dorothy was born on July 3, 1934, in Raytown Mo. Dorothy met a good 'ole country boy selling sweet corn out of the back of his car in early 1957 and they were united in marriage on August 31, 1957. They shared 53 blessed years together. They worked side by side at Springfield Optical Service for 19 years and were truly blessed by God in their business. Dorothy, and family, were long time members of Second Baptist Church in Springfield and in more recent years enjoyed the fellowship at High Street Baptist. Above all Dorothy loved two things in life: Her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and her family. She was a mighty prayer warrior and believed that all things were possible through Him. Her favorite verse was John 3:16 and she was grateful that God had given His only Son for her. She was a shining example of selflessness and love to all who knew her. Her Irish spunk, her kind heart, and her caring ways will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Elizabeth Donovan; two brothers, Billy and Roy Jr. and her sister, Virginia Riggs. She is survived by her husband, Kennith Ford; her daughters, Janice, Malinda, Deborah and Kim; her grandchildren, Candace, Daniel and Matthew; her great grandchildren, Natalya and Noah; as well as numerous extended family and loved ones. Services will be held on Monday, December 27, at Greenlawn North Funeral Home with visitation at 11:30 a.m. and the funeral at 1 p.m. with the burial service immediately following at Greenlawn North Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Victory Mission of Springfield or the Disabled Veterans Association.

Ford, Em  ? - ? CCH-N 20 Jul 2005

[Note: married 29 Jul 1955]

            Em and June Ford, Nixa, will celebrate their 50th anniversary with an open house reception from 2-5 p.m., Saturday, July 30, 2005 in their home at 1750 W. Big Bend. Everyone is invited. The omission of gifts is requested. The event will be hosted by their children, Mike and Pam Ramsey, Ozark, Kelly and Opal Ford, Nixa, and their grandchildren, Jennifer, Jessica, Andrea and Meghan. Em and June were married July 29, 1955 by J. E. Daugherty.

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Ford, June ( ) ? - ? CCH-N 20 Jul 2005

 

Ford, Edith Leoma (Wolfe) 23 Sep 1914 - 21 Jan 2012 SN-L 22 Jan 2012 & AdamsFH

[Note: Daughter of Emery & Dollie (Worthington) Wolfe; married 22 Mar 1931 Basil Lee Ford

21 Mar 1911 - 23 Dec 1990]

            Edith Leeoma Ford, age 97, of Nixa, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2012. She was born September 23, 1914 in Kissee Mills, the daughter of Emery and Dollie (Worthington) Wolfe. On March 22, 1931 she and Basil Ford were united in marriage. Edith and Basil owned a farm south of Nixa. After retirement in 1985 they moved to town. Edith was a Christian, saved at an early age. She loved her family and they will all miss her deeply. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1990, a son-in-law Tommy McConnell, two brothers, four sisters, and her parents. Survivors include her three children, Emery Ford and wife Vonda, Dorothy McConnell, and Judy Galloway and husband Bill, all of Nixa; three grandchildren and their spouses, Chad and B.J. McConnell, Kelly and Opal Ford, and Pam and Mike Ramsey; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. A graveside funeral will be at 2:00 PM, Monday, January 23, in McConnell Cemetery. The casket will be open just prior to the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

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Ford, Edith Leoma (Wolfe) 23 Sep 1914 - 21 Jan 2012 CCH-N 25 Jan 2012

            Edith Leeoma Ford, 97, Nixa, died Jan. 21, 2012. She was born Sept. 23, 1914, in Kissee Mills, the daughter of Emery and Dollie (Worthington) Wolfe. On March 22, 1931, she and Basil Ford were united in marriage. Edith and Basil owned a farm south of Nixa. After retirement in 1985 they moved to town. Edith was a Christian, saved at an early age. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1990, a son-in-law Tommy McConnell, two brothers, four sisters and her parents. Survivors include her three children, Emery Ford and wife Vonda, Dorothy McConnell, and Judy Galloway and husband Bill, all of Nixa; three grandchildren and their spouses, Chad and B.J. McConnell, Kelly and Opal Ford, and Pam and Mike Ramsey; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. A graveside funeral was 2 p.m. Jan. 23, in McConnell Cemetery with Bill Galloway and Pastor Lance Ogden officiating. The casket was open just prior to service. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

 

Flood, Clyde Eugene 29 Sep 1926 - 2 Feb 2007 SN-L 4 Feb 2007

[Note: Son of Fountain Sylvester “Tom“ & Plina Ophelia (Thompson) Flood; married 27 Jun 1946 Eloise K. Gideon]

Clyde Eugene Flood, age 80, of Springfield, Mo., was born September 29, 1926, to Fount and Plina (Thompson) Flood in Nixa, Mo. He went home to be with his Lord and Savior on February 2, 2007, after a short battle with cancer. He graduated from Nixa High School in 1944, then immediately joined the U.S. Navy where he served his country in World War II until he was honorably discharged on May 19, 1946. The following month, June 27th, he was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Eloise K. Gideon, and to that union were born two daughters and one son. Clyde was "born again" in 1957, at which time he and his family became members of Riverdale Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. The family moved to Springfield in 1972 and became members of Glendale Baptist Church. At the time of his death he was a member of Southgate Baptist Church. Throughout his working career he was co-owner of Southwestern Insulation and Midwest Material Company. One of eight children, Clyde was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Lloyd, L.S. "Jake", Clifford, and Leslie Flood; and three sisters, Ethel Doran, Dora Revel, and Virginia Flood. Survivors include his three children, Jennifer Deulen and husband, Steve, of Springfield, Julie Kroeger and husband, Chuck, of Springfield, Brent Flood and wife NaeAnn, of Columbia; five grandchildren, Brenna (Baysinger) Mathews and husband, Wayland, of Springfield, Josh Kroeger, of Springfield, Ryan Flood and wife, Tiffany, of Anderson, S.C., Heather and husband, Keith Warden, of Lenexa, Kan., and Carrie and husband, Rik Ditter, of Memphis, Tenn.; seven great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law Martha Flood, of Ozark, Mo.; and many loving nieces and nephews. Clyde's greatest hobby was fishing with his best friend, his son, Brent. He loved gardening, traveling and card games with dear friends. His most cherished time was spent with his family. Not only does he hold a special place in the hearts of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren (who called him Ping), Clyde was a loving husband of 60 years to his wife Eloise. We celebrate his life and accomplishments and will cherish the wonderful memories he leaves for his family and friends. Visitation is Monday night, 6 to 7 p.m., February 5th, in Walnut Lawn Funeral Home LTD Degraffenreid-Wood at 2001 West Walnut Lawn. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 6th at 10 a.m. at Southgate Baptist Church on South Campbell with interment in the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation to the many staff members of Walnut Lawn Transitional Care Unit for the extra special care that was given to Clyde during his illness. Friends may sign guest book online at www.walnutlawnfuneralhome.com.

 

Flood, D. Deloria (Edwards) 2 Aug 1954 - 14 Nov 2005 SN-L 17 Nov 2005

[Note: Daughter of Jay Frank & Louise (Barnes) Edwards; married 22 Aug 1969 Kennie Roger Flood]

D. Deloria Flood, 51, Billings, received ultimate healing from her Lord and Savior Monday, November 14, 2005, in her home. She was born August 2, 1954, in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of Jay Frank and Louise (Barnes) Edwards. She was united in marriage to Kennie Roger Flood on August 22, 1969, and was a faithful member of Wrights Chapel, Hurley. Deloria was a beautiful and Spirit filled woman, a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, who was known and loved by all. Her father, and grandparents, Roy and Eulas Barnes and Don and Fern Edwards, preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Kennie, of the home; two sons, Roger Flood and wife Casscenda, Hurley, and Brent Flood and fiancée, Ashley Cathy, all of Hurley; a daughter, Angela Richardson and husband, Roger, Nixa; grandchildren, Haley and Ethan Flood, Ashlyn Richardson, and Jayleign Flood, due in April; her mother, Louise Crume, Marionville; three sisters, Suzi Gamble, Republic, Rowena Flood and Yvette Pendleton, both of Marionville; a stepsister, Sandra King, Crane; a stepbrother, Robert Crume Jr., Republic; nieces and nephews; other relatives, and many friends. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 18, 2005, in Wrights Chapel, Hurley, with Revs. Rick Flood and Larry Winfree officiating, under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Clever. Burial will follow in Yocum Pond Cemetery, Reeds Spring. The Clever funeral home chapel will be open at 11:00 a.m. today, with visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening.

 

Flood, David W. 24 Nov 1939 – 5 May 1997  CCH-N 17 May 1997

[Note: Son of Clifford Wasson & Adelia “Dede” (Farmer) Flood; married Patricia E. Meyers]

David W. Flood, 57, died Monday, May 5, 1997, at Columbia Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Born November 24, 1939, in Springfield, he was the son of Clifford and Adelia Flood. He had lived in Olathe, Kansas, the past 22 years. He served in the United States Marine Corps. He worked for J.C. Penney’s for 20 years, retiring in 1995. He had coached in Olathe Babe Ruth Baseball and was active in Cub Scouts during the time his children were growing up. He was married to Patricia E. Meyers on September 11, 1966, in Forsyth. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Kellie E. Flood. Survivors include: his wife, Patricia E. Meyers-Flood, of the home; three sons, Michael D. Flood, Springfield, Peter A. Flood and Jason A. Flood, both of Olathe; his parents, Clifford and Adelia Flood, Ozark; one sister, Patricia McDaniel, also of Ozark; and one granddaughter. Memorial services were. Thursday, May 8, 1997 at W L. Fry & Son Funeral Home, Olathe. The family suggests memorial contributions to Habitat for Humanity or to the Pediatric Cardiac Department at the University of Kansas Medical Center, c/o W .L. Frye & Son Funeral Home, 105 E. Loula, Olathe, Kansas 66061.

 

Flood, Donald Edward 1928 - 21 Mar 1942 CCR 26 Mar 1942 p1

[Note: Son of Lloyd & Lorene (Edwards) Floor]

Donald Edward Flood, 13, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Flood of near Nixa, was killed Saturday afternoon when a gun carried by a hunting companion accidentally discharged. Bob Granger, 15, a neighbor boy, and a younger brother of the Flood boy were in the group when the old .22 caliber rifle discharged. The shot struck young Flood just above the heart and he died while being carried to the road, more than a half mile by his companions. Acting Coroner M. R. Logan of Ozark was called to the scene and after viewing the body decided no inquest was necessary, pronouncing the shooting entirely accidental. Besides his parents, two sisters, Wilma and Betty and two brothers, Roland and Irvin, survive. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Nixa Christian church, conducted by Rev. R. C. Harding, with burial in the Glenn cemetery under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Nixa.

 

Flood, Efton 5 Jul 1903 - 27 Nov 1929 CCR 21 Nov 1929 p1

[Note: Son of James Mack & Lydia M. “Liddie” (Rhea) Flood; married Etta; MO DC says b 1903; tombstone says b 1902; obit says b 1901; must be some kind of mistake, date of death on MO DC after date on newspaper reporting the death]

Ponce Man is Killed In Wreck

Efton Flood, Aged 28 Years Found Dead in Auto Wreck - Accident Happened on Wednesday of Last Week - Well Known in Southwest Part of County

Early Wednesday morning of last week, Efton Flood, aged 28 years, of near Ponce de Leon, was killed when his car crashed over a 35-foot embankment on Highway No. 44, a short distance from the James river bridge, near Galena. His body was discovered by Earl Crabtree, farmer, who was attracted by the headlights of the wrecked machine at the foot of the cliff. Flood was the son of Mack Flood, a former sheriff and treasurer of Stone county. The young man had been on a fishing trip and was returning home when the accident occurred. He had been with three companions form Galena and had taken then home and was returning to Ponce de Leon when he evidently lost control of his machine or went to sleep and it went over the embankment. The young man is survived by his parents, his wife and two small children. He was quite well known in the southwest part of Christian county.

 

Flood, Elisha Huston 28 Dec 1860 - 18 Jan 1947 CCR 23 Jan 1947 p4

[Note: Son  of James Nathaniel & Frances Charlotte (Cox) Flood; married 27 Sep 1883 Rachel Ann Martin 5 Nov 1863 - 9 Feb 1942]

Elisha H. Flood was born Dec. 28, 1860, and passed away on Jan. 18, 1947. He was united in marriage to Rachel Ann Martin on Sept. 27, 1883, and to this union were born seven children. His wife and one child preceded him in death. He was converted at an early age and united with Pleasant View Baptist church. He taught the Bible Class in the Sunday school as long as he was able to attend. Surviving are three sons, Nattie and Landon of Highlandville and Wade of Galena; three daughters, Mrs. Lona Hayes of Neosho, Mo., Mrs. Delphia Sims of Highlandville, and Mrs. Sadie Martin of California; 19 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Sarah Wright of Hurley, Mrs. Dollie Wilson of Ponce de Leon, and Mrs. Arizona Sims of Springfield; one brother, William Flood of Highlandville. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Pleasant View Baptist church by Rev. Warren Williams of Springfield. Burial was in the Flood cemetery under the direction of the Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Flood, Eula R. (Russell) 16 Oct 1906 - 27 Jan 1975 OH 6 Feb 1975 p9

Eula R. Flood, 68, Galena, died January 24 in the Springfield Medi-Center. She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Nettie Pritchard and Mrs. Minnie Henry, both of Galena and Mrs. Gertie Wright at Hurley; one brother, Jesse Russell of Crane. Burial was in the Flood Cemetery at Highlandville, January 27, under direction of Harris of Ozark.

 

Flood, Fountain Sylvester “Tom” 18 Dec 1880 - 14 Jun 1934 CCR 14 Jun 1934 p4

[Note: Son of George H. & Isadora “Dora“ (McReynolds)  Flood; married Feb 1905 Plina Ophelia Thompson 28 Mar 1886 - 23 Jan 1959]

Tom Flood, operator of a restaurant at Nixa, shot himself in the left breast Thursday morning with a .32 caliber revolver, inflicting an injury from which he died a few minutes later. He is survived by the widow and eight children.

 

Flood, Francis Charlotte (Cox) 16 Jun 1835 - 4 May 1932 CCR 12 May 1932 p1Cox

[Note: Daughter of Aaron & Nancy B. (Carter) Cox; married James Nathaniel Flood 4 Mar 1835 - 30 Apr 1902 - notice she had 260 living direct descendants]

Mrs. Francis C. Flood was born June 16, 1835 in Landaville county, Ala. and died Wednesday, May 4, 1932 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Arizona Sims in Springfield at the age of 96 years, 10 months and 18 days. She, with her husband, settled in Christian county at the beginning of the war in 1861. She was the mother of thirteen children, all but one of whom are living and they were all at her bedside when death called. Mrs. Flood first joined the Pleasant Hope Baptist church in Christian county but at the time of her death was a member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church in Stone County. The children surviving are Mrs. Carolina Lawrence of Oronogo, Elisha Flood, Mrs. Ellen Martin and Bill Flood of Stone county, Mrs. Sarah Wright and John Flood of Brown Springs, Mack Flood and Mrs. Doll Wilson of Ponce de Leon and Mrs. Arizona Sims of Springfield. She is also survived by 84 grandchildren and 149 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren. Brief funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday morning, May 6, at the home of her daughter in Springfield and then at 2 p.m. services were held in the Flood church with the Rev. J.W. Green, pastor of the Emanuel Baptist church, Springfield, officiating. Burial was made in the Flood cemetery under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Flood, Gilbert 27 Apr 1901 - 4 Mar 1997 CCH-N 8 Mar 1997

[Note: Son of William & LaVada (Bailey) Flood; married 4 Oct 1924 Opal Rhea 26 Feb 1906 - May 1986]

Gilbert Flood, 95, Springfield, formerly of Highlandville, died Tuesday, March 4, 1997 in Springfield Residential Care Center. Gilbert was born April 27, 1901 in Highlandville, MO, the son of William and LaVada (Bailey) Flood. He was married to Opal Rhea on October 4, 1924 in Galena, MO. She preceded him in death May 1986. Gilbert was a retired farmer, having lived in the Highlandville area within 1/2 mile of his birthplace all of his life. He retired from Springfield City Utilities in 1967. He enjoyed whittling in his leisure time. His family was the joy of his life. He was a member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church. He is also preceded in death by his parents; three sons, Carl, Jim, and Waldon; and one daughter, Doris Jean. Survivors include: five sons and their wives, Ray and Henrietta, Hurley, Harold and Marlene, Lonedell, Darrell and Mary Bell, Herbert "Doc" and Judie, and Kenneth Flood, all of Crane; one daughter, Bertha Brock and her husband, Larry, Crane; a sister, Ethel Majors, California; a brother, Dale Flood, Texas; a daughter-in-law, Carlene Flood, Highlandville; 20 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday in the Pleasant View Baptist Church, Highlandville, with the Rev. Rick Flood officiating. Burial followed in the Flood Cemetery.

 

Flood, Gladys Mae (Henry) 23 Jan 1919 - 3 May 2008 SN-L 5 May 2008 & CCH-N 7 May 2008

[Note: Daughter of Vernice B. & Lillie Ethel (Maples) Henry; married 4 Jul 1939 Richard Aaron Flood 9 Oct 1917 - 11 Jan 2004 ]

Gladys Mae Flood, age 89, of Nixa, passed away Saturday, May 3, 2008. She was born January 23, 1919, in Highlandville, the daughter of Vernice and Lillie (Maples) Henry. On July 4, 1939, she and Richard Aaron Flood were united in marriage. Mrs. Flood was employed as a seamstress for Hagale Garment Factory most of her working career. She was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church, Highlandville, and sang at over 600 funerals. She enjoyed gardening, fishing and hunting, and always looked forward to many return trips to the mountains in Colorado. Survivors include a sister, Ines Wright, Nixa; four brothers, Herschel Henry, Highlandville, V. Gene Henry, Springfield, Arnold Henry, Republic and Willard Henry, Ogden, Utah; nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard in 2004; a sister, Eva Shelton also preceded her in death. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, in Pleasant View Baptist Church, Highlandville with Pastor Ray Lassley and Pastor Monte Dunn officiating. Burial will follow in Flood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

 

Flood, Jesse 1894 - 2 Feb 1942 CCR 12 Feb 1942 p4

[Note: Son of Aaron P. & Martha (Inman) Flood; married Florence Martin]

Funeral services for Jesse Flood, 47, formerly of Christian county, who died Feb. 2 in Kimball, Calif., were held at 3 o’clock Monday at the Pleasant View church. The Rev. Floyd Hanks of Ozark officiated. Burial was in the Flood cemetery near Highlandville under direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Florence Flood of the home, a son, Leo Flood, Walton, Ore.; a daughter, Mrs. Ruby Perdue, Exeter, Calif.; four brothers, Jasper Flood and John Flood, Highlandville, Lonzo Flood, Exeter, Calif.; and Bill Flood of Ponce de Leon; and a sister, Mrs. Ella Martin, Highlandville.

 

Flood, John C. 27 Feb 1872 - 12 Nov 1935 CCR 28 Nov 1935 p1

[Note: Son of  James Nathaniel “Jim” & Francis Charlotte “Lottie” (Cox) Flood; married 5 Jan 1899 Ada 28 Feb 1886 - 16 Oct 1950 m/1 Stockstill ]

John C. Flood was born on Feb. 27, 1872, and passed away at the home of a sister, Mrs. Luther Sims, 1711 West Chestnut street, in Springfield, Mo., Nov. 12, 1935, aged 63 years, 7 months, and 15 days. He was married to Mrs. Ada Stockstill, Jan. 5, 1899. To this union were born three children, Mrs. Ruth Beck of Springfield, Theodore and Jack Flood. Theodore preceded him in death. He was converted and joined the Pleasant View Baptist church Oct. 29, 1899. The survivors are his wife and two children, three grandchildren and four sisters, Mrs. Sarah Wright, Mrs. Caroline Lawrence, Mrs. Dollie Wilson and Mrs. Arizona Sims. Thee brothers surviving are Bill, Mack and Elisha Flood. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Flood church conducted by Rev. Langston, with burial there under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral home of Clever, Mo.

 

Flood, John Columbus 22 May 1888 - 26 Jul 1968  CCR 1 Aug 1968 p8

[Note: Son of Aaron P. & Martha (Inman) Flood; married Maggie]

John Columbus Flood, 80, Walton, Ore. died at his home Friday after a brief illness. A native of Highlandville, he had lived in Oregon for the past 21 years. Mr. Flood was a retired farmer and a member of the Flood Baptist Church near Highlandville. Besides his wife, Maggie, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mildred Campbell, Eugene, Ore.; one sister, Mrs. Ellen Martin, Highlandville; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Flood Baptist Church near Highlandville, The Revs. Donald Mabe and Earl Clark will officiate, with burial in the church cemetery under direction of Herman Lohmeyer.

 

Flood Kenneth 17 Dec 1827 - 12 Nov 2009 SN-L 14 Nov 2009

[Note: Son of Gilbert & Opel (Rhea) Flood]

Mr. Kenneth Flood, 81, Crane, passed away Thursday, November 12, 2009, in his home, with family at his side. He was born December 17, 1927, in Stone County, Missouri, to Gilbert and Opel (Rhea) Flood. Kenneth served his country in the U.S. Army from April, 1946, until April, 1947. He retired from Springfield City Utilities after working there as a backhoe operator for several years. His favorite pastimes were fishing, hunting and camping out. Kenneth's parents; a daughter, Thelma Lea; and brothers, Jim, Waldon, and Ray, preceded him in death. He is survived by three sons, Kennie and wife, Christine, and Sherman, all of Billings, and Danny of Hurley; two daughters, Dolores McCrorey, Galena, and Linda Harter, Highlandville; three brothers, Darrell Flood and Doc Flood, both of Crane, and Harold Flood, Lonedell, Mo.; a sister, Bertha Brock, Crane; 12 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, November 16, 2009, in Pleasant View Baptist Church, Highlandville, with Pastors Charles Dunn and Rick Flood officiating under direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Clever. Burial will follow in Flood Cemetery, Highlandville. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, in Meadors Funeral Home, Clever. Memorials are suggested to HPC Hospice or donor's choice. Online condolences may be posted to www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.

 

Flood, Landon 1897 - 3 Oct 1962 CCR 11 Oct 1962 p1

[Note: married Nadine]

Landon Flood, 65, a lifetime resident of the Flood Community six miles southwest of Highlandville, died at his home at 10:30 o’clock Wednesday night, Oct. 3. He is survived by his wife, Nadine; a daughter, Mrs. Rachel Jane Perkins, Route 6, Springfield; three grandchildren; a brother, the Rev. J. N. Flood, Highlandville and three sisters, Mrs. Tolona Hayes, Aurora, Mrs. Delphia Sims, Highlandville and Mrs. Susie Martin, Los Molinos, Calif. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday in Pleasant View Baptist Church, of which he was a member. Burial was in Flood Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark.

 

Flood, Lavada “Vada” (Bailey) 14 Jan 1878 - 24 Feb 1963   CCR 28 Feb 1963

[Note: married William E. Flood]

A lifelong resident of the Flood community, Mrs. Vada Flood, 85, died at her home five miles west of Highlandville. Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Pleasant View Baptist Church, of which she was a member. The Rev. Loyd Wilson and the Rev. Bob Russell officiated. Burial was in Flood Cemetery under direction of Harris. Survivors are her husband, William E.; four sons, Charley, of the home, Gilbert, Highlandville, Dale, Nixa, and Cleo, Route 7, Springfield; five daughters, Mrs. Grace Martin and Mrs. Betty Moody, both of Highlandville, Mrs. Retha Wright, Clever, Mrs. Ethel Magers, San Diego, Calif., and Mrs. Flossie Leach, Stockton, Calif.; a brother, Joe Bailey, Nixa; two sisters, Mrs. Betty Curbow, Springfield, and Mrs. Alice Sipe, Mulberry, Kan.; 21 grandchildren, and 36 great-grandchildren.

 

Flood, Lawrence Samuel "Jake" 20 Aug 1909 - 8 Nov 1989  OH 16 Nov 1989

[Note: Son of Fountain Sylvester "Tom" & Plina Ophelia (Thompson) Flood; married 19 Apr 1930 Verna Marie Keltner 4 Oct 1911 - 10 Feb 2005 ]

Lawrence S. "Jake" Flood, 80, Nixa, died at 8:20 p.m. Nov. 8 from an apparent heart attack. He was a lifelong resident of Christian County and an elder and deacon of the Nixa Christian Church. He is survived by his wife, Verna, of the home; a daughter, Vernetta Bates, Nixa; three sons, Larry of Tulsa, Okla., Gene of Fair Haven, N.J., and Joey of Nixa; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Services were held Saturday at the Nixa Christian Church with the Rev. William Belko officiating. Burial was in Richwood Cemetery under the direction of Harris Colonial Chapel of Ozark. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nixa Christian Church in memory of Jake.

 

Flood, Leslie A. 4 Jun 1916 - Mar 1987  Unidentified clipping

[Note: Son of Fountain Sylvester “Tom”  & Plina Ophelia (Thompson) Flood; married Mar 1937 Martha Susan Anderson 24 Feb 1916 - 26 Feb 2009]

OZARK — Leslie A. Flood, 70, Ozark, died at 11:10 a.m. Tuesday shortly after being admitted. A native of Nlxa, Mr. Flood served with the Coast Guard in the European Theater

during WWII. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and a former co-owner of Anderson Flood Hardware. A retired building contractor, he was the developer of the Sunset Heights Addition east of Ozark. Survivors include his wife, Martha Susan; a son, Jim, Ozark; a daughter, Perlanne Brumley, Ozark; five grandchildren; four brothers,-Loyd and L.S. 'Jai.f” Both of Nixa, Clifford, Ozark, and Clyde, Springfield; and two sisters. Ethyl Doran and Dora Revel, both of Springfield. Services will beat 11 a.m. Friday In Harris Chapel with the Revs. Troy Rhoden and David Howard officiating. Burial will be In Selmore Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church.

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Flood, Leslie A.  4 Jun 1916 - Mar 1987  Unidentified clipping from daughter
OZARK — Leslie A. Flood, 70, Ozark, died at 11:10 a.m. Tuesday shortly after being admitted to St. John's Hospital in Springfield. A native of Nixa, Mr. Flood served with the Coast Guard in the European Theater during WWII. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and a former co-owner of Anderson Flood Hardware. A retired building contractor, he was the developer of the Sunset Heights Addition east of Ozark. Survivors include his wife, Martha Susan; a son, Jim, Ozark; a daughter, Perianne Brumley, Ozark; five grandchildren; four brothers, - Loyd and L.S. 'Jake' both of Nixa, Clifford, Ozark, and Clyde, Springfield; and two sisters. Ethyl Doran and Dora Revel, both of Springfield. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday In Harris Chapel with the Revs. Troy Rhoden and David Howard officiating. Burial will be in Selmore Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church.

 

Flood, Martha Susan (Anderson) 24 Feb 1916 - 26 Feb 2009 CCH-N 4 Mar 2009 & AdamsFH

[Note: Daughter of James B. & Amanda (Page) Anderson; married Mar 1937 Leslie A. Flood 4 Jun 1916 - Mar 1987]

Martha Susan Flood, 93, Ozark, passed away Feb. 26, 2009. She was born Feb. 24, 1916 in Ozark, the daughter of James B. and Amanda (Page) Anderson. In March of 1937 she married Leslie Flood. Martha was a homemaker and loved taking care of her family. She attended Ozark High School and Draughon University. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Ozark and the Ozark Study Club, Eastern Star, Modern Seekers and was an avid bridge player. Survivors include: her daughter, Perianne Rantz and husband Blaine, Galena; her son, Jim Flood and wife Becky, Nixa; five grandchildren, Merri Anne Merlo, Ozark, Mandy Jentzsch, Colorado, Stacey Brumley, Kansas City, Terri Albarado and husband Rudy, Nixa, and Jerri Martin and husband Duane, Clever; seven great grandchildren, Westin Martin, Dakota Albarado, Jesse Martin, Austin Albarado, Joey Merlo, Alec Merlo, and Ayden Peterson; a sister, Polly Seals, Ozark; two sisters-in-law, Grace Anderson, Springfield and Eloise Flood, Springfield; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leslie; two brothers, Frank and Gratz Anderson; and two sisters, Gussie Haguewood and Mary Ellen Anderson. A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Feb. 28 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark with Pastors Troy Rhoden and Jim Jeffries officiating. Burial followed in Selmore Cemetery. Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 27 in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Ozark. We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the faculty and staff at the Ozark Nursing and Care Center for their loving attention that was given to our mother.

 

Flood, Maude Ethel (Gideon) 18 Jan 1897 - 5 Sep 1986 OH 11 Sep 1986 p7

[Note: Daughter of Alexander Theodore & Anna (Magers) Gideon; married 17 Aug 1912 James Nathaniel “Nattie” Flood; SSDI says she died in California, but she isn‘t listed in California death index; obit says she died in MO]

Services for Maude Flood, 90. Springfield, were held September 9 in Pleasant View Baptist Church with the Revs. H. V. Wells and H. E. Whitner officiating. Burial was in Flood Cemetery under the direction of Harris of Ozark. Mrs. Flood died September 5 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield. A former Highlandville resident, she had lived in Springfield since 1974. She and her husband had operated a general store in the Flood community for over 25 years. Survivors include one son, J. Howard Flood, Vista, Calif.; one daughter, Lorena Maynard, Springfield; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

 

Flood, Opal (Rhea) 26 Feb 1906 - 13 May 1986 OH 22 May 1986 p4

[Note: Daughter of Oliver Theodore & Bertha L. (Palmer) Rhea; married Gilbert Flood]

Services for Opal Flood, 80, Highlandville, were held May 17 in Hurley Church of God with the Rev. J. D. Richardson officiating. Burial was in Flood Cemetery, near Highlandville, under the direction of Harris of Nixa. Mrs. Flood died May 13 in her home., She was a lifelong resident of Stone County and a member of Pleasant View Baptist church. Survivors include her husband, Gilbert; one daughter, Bertha Brock, Crane; six sons, Kenneth, Hurley, Darrel, Crane, Walden, Springfield, Harold, Lonedale, Ray, Hurley, and Herbert, Crane; one sister, Dalcie Rainey, Ozark; four brothers, Ralph Rhea, Willard, Carl Rhea, Highlandville, Neal Rhea, Springfield and Elzie Rhea, Ozark; 20 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.

 

Flood, Plina Ophelia (Thompson) 28 Mar 1886 - 23 Jan 1959     CCR 29 Jan 1959 p5

[Note: Daughter of Richard & Sarah Elizabeth (Pruitt) Thompson; married Fountain Sylvester “Tom” Flood 18 Dec 1880 - 14 Jun 1934]

Funeral services for Mrs. Plina Ophelia Flood, 72 who died Friday, Jan. 23 at her home in Nixa were held Sunday afternoon in the Harris Funeral Chapel at Nixa with Rev. Robert Hoffman and Rev. Roscoe Harding officiating. Burial was in Glenn Cemetery under direction of Harris. She was  a member of the Nixa Christian Church. Survivors include five sons, Lloyd, Lawrence and Clyde Flood, all of Nixa; Clifford and Leslie Flood, both of Ozark; two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Doran of Springfield and Mrs. Doran Revel of Lindsay, Calif.; 22 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Mattie Glenn of Nixa; two brothers, Thomas Thompson of Marryville, Was. and Joe Thompson of Clever.

 

Flood, Rachel Ann (Martin) 5 Nov 1863 - 9 Feb 1942 CCR 12 Feb 1942 p4

[Note: Daughter of James & Susan (Sumas) Martin; married 27 Apr 1883 Elisha Huston Flood 28 Dec 1860 - 18 Jan 1947 - mother‘s maiden name hard to read on MO DC]

Funeral services for Mrs. Rachel Flood, 78, who died at her home near Highlandville early Monday morning, were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Pleasant View Church, south of Highlandville. The Rev. Floyd Hanks of Ozark officiated. Burial was in the Pleasant View cemetery under direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home, Clever. She is survived by her husband, Elisha; three daughters, Mrs. Tolono Hayes of Aurora, Mrs. Delpha Sims of Highlandville, and Mrs. Susie Martin of Woodlake, Calif.; three sons, J.N. Flood and Landon Flood of Highlandville and Wade Flood of route 2, Galena; one brother; J.W. Martin, and one sister, Mrs. Laura Martin, both of Highlandville.

 

Flood, Ralph Adron 16 Jan 1916 - 16 Feb 1938 CCR 3 Mar 1938 p1

[Note: Son of Rev. James Nathaniel “Nattie” & Maude Ethel (Gideon) Flood]

Funeral services for Ralph Adron Flood, 22, who died Feb. 16 at Yuma, Ariz., the victim of an accident, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Flood church, conducted by Rev. Langston with burial in the Flood cemetery under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Flood and several other relatives and friends.

 

Flood,  Richard Aaron 9 Oct 1917 - 11 Jan 2004  SN-L 13 Jan 2004 & SN-L 14 Jan 2004

[Note: Son of Jasper Newton & Margaret Viola "Ola" (Richards) Flood; married 4 Jul 1929 Gladys Henry]

Richard Aaron Flood, 86, Highlandville, passed away Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004. He was born Oct. 9, 1917, in Stone County, where he continued to live most of his life. He was the son of Jasper Newton Flood and Margaret Viola "Ola" (Richards) Flood. He graduated from high school in Abesville. On July 4, 1939, he and Gladys Henry were united in marriage. Mr. Flood was a farmer and also drove school buses for Abesville, Spokane, and Highlandville for thirty years. He was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and traveled yearly for thirty years to Colorado for deer hunting. Survivors include his wife Gladys; four nieces and their spouses, Sylvia and Bobby Harris, Galena, Patricia and John Marshall, Springfield, Dixie and Allen Hall, Galena, and Judy and Toby Rowell, Augusta, Ga.; four brothers-in-law, V. Gene Henry and his wife Geneva, Springfield, Arnold Henry, Ozark, Herschel W. Henry, Highlandville, and Willard Henry, Ogden, Utah; sister-in-law, Ines Wright, Highlandville, a nephew, Robert Henry and his wife Debbie, Nixa; and many other nieces and nephews. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15 in Pleasant View Baptist Church, Highlandville, with Rev. Ray Lassley and Rev. Calvin Mayberry officiating. Burial will follow in Flood Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.

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Flood, Richard Aaron 9 Oct 1917 - 11 Jan 2004 CCH-N 20 Jan 2004

Richard Aaron Flood, 86, Highlandville, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004. He was born Oct. 9, 1917 in Stone County where he lived most of his life. He was the son of Jasper Newton Flood and Margaret Viola "Ola" (Richards) Flood.  Flood graduated from high school in Abesville. On July 4, 1939, he and Gladys Henry were united in marriage. He was a farmer and also drove school buses for Abesville, Spokane and Highlandville for 30 years. He was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and traveled yearly for 30 years to Colorado for deer hunting. He was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Merle and Curtis Loveland; sisters-in-law, Eva Shelton and Joy Henry; and brother-in-law, Elton Wright.  Survivors include his wife, Gladys; four nieces and their spouses, Sylvia and Bobby Harris, Galena, Patricia and John Marshall, Springfield, Dixie and Allen Hall, Galena, and Judy and Toby Rowell, Augusta, Ga.; four brothers-in-law, V. Gene Henry and wife Geneva, Springfield, Arnold Henry, Ozark, Herschel W. Henry, Highlandville, and Willard Henry, Ogden, Utah; a sister-in-law, Ines Wright, Highlandville; a nephew, Robert Henry and wife Debbie, Nixa; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004, in Pleasant View Baptist Church, Highlandville, with Rev. Ray Lassley and Rev. Calvin Mayberry officiating. Burial was in Flood Cemetery.  Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2004

 

Flood, Richard Lee 24 Nov 1933 - 2 Apr 1934 CCR 19 Apr 1934 p8

[Note: Son of Lawrence Samuel “Jake” & Verna Marie (Keltner) Flood]

Richard Lee Flood, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Flood, was born Nov. 24, 1933, and departed this life at the home April 12, 1934, at the age of four months and 19 days. He leaves to mourn his going his father and mother, his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Keltner and Mr. and Mrs. Fount Flood, and many others near and distant relatives. Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. at the home with burial in Richwood cemetery under the direction of Harding and Maples Funeral Home of Nixa, Mo.

 

Flood, Rollin D. 1930 - 11 Jul 1968  CCR 18 Jul 1968 p8

[Note: Son of Lloyd E. & Lorene (Edwards) Flood]

Graveside services for Rollin D. Flood, 38, Nixa, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in National Cemetery, Springfield, with the Rev. Dale DeLong officiating. Burial and military rites will be under direction of Harris of Nixa. Mr. Flood died Thursday, July 11, in Ensenada, Mexico, from a gunshot would, but a funeral home spokesman said Mexican authorities provided no details here. He is survived by a son and daughter, Rolinda and Rodney, both of Lebanon; a brother, Ervin, Nixa; four sisters, Mrs. Wilma Gamble and Miss Pamela Flood, both of Nixa, Mrs., Betty Greene, Portland, Ind. and Mrs. Connie Wommack, Springfield; and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Flood, Nixa.

 

Flood, Sharon Lee 24 Dec 1948 - 8 Mar 1949 CCR 17 Mar 1949

[Note: Daughter of Dale & ? (Conrad) Flood]

Sharon Lee Flood was born to Mr. and Mrs. Dale Flood on December 24, 1948 and died March 8, 1949 in the home of her parents in Eugene, OR, at the age of two months and twelve days. Survivors include the parents; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Conrad of Crane, MO; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Flood of Highlandville. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 pm in the Pleasant View Baptist church with the Rev. Cleo Flood, uncle of the infant, officiating. Burial was made in the Flood cemetery near Highlandville under the direction of the Maples-Harris Funeral Home of Nixa.

 

Flood, Thelma Lea 9 Dec 1953 - 6 Jan 1954  CCR 14 Jan 1955 p5

[Note: Daughter of Kenneth & ? (Conrad) Flood}

Funeral services for Thelma Lea Flood, the month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Flood of Highlandville, Mo. who died January 10 at Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, where she had been a patient for just a few hours, were held Monday in the Pleasant View Baptist Church. Reverent Cleo Flood officiated and burial was in the Flood Cemetery under direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Clever. Other than the parents, survivors include a brother, Kennie Roger and two sisters, Delores Jean and Linda Kay; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Flood of Highlandville; and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Conrad of Hurley.

 

Flood, Theodore 20 Jul 1906 - 14 May 1933 CCR 25 May 1933 p1

[Note: Son of John & Ada (   ) Flood; married Nola]

Funeral services for Theodore Flood, aged 26 years, who was drowned near his home near McCall Bridge on James river Sunday morning, May 14, 1933, were held Thursday, May 18, at 10 a.m. at the home, conducted by Rev. Johnson of Crane, followed by short services at the Delaware cemetery under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever. The survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Nola Flood, 2 small children, his father and mother, one sister and one brother, and many other relatives and a host of friends.

 

Flood, Verna Marie (Keltner) 4 Oct 1911 - Feb 2005 SN-L  11 Feb 2005

[Note: Daughter of Thomas Benton & Betty (Cline) Keltner; marred Lawrence Samuel “Jake” Flood 21 Aug 1909 - 8 Dec 1989]

Verna Marie Flood, age 93, of Nixa, passed away in her home. She was born October 4, 1911, the sixth of nine children born to Thomas Benton Keltner and Betty (Cline) Keltner. She was married to Lawrence Samuel "Jake" Flood, who preceded her in death in 1989. Her eight brothers and sisters and an infant son, Richard Flood, also preceded her in death. Mrs. Flood was a homemaker and a charter member of Nixa Christian Church. She was a charter member of the Nixa Garden Club, and enjoyed gardening at home. She loved crocheting afghans for relatives and making quilts. She designed and made Nixa Sucker Day queen crowns for many years. Mrs. Flood enjoyed her friends who were so special to her. She enjoyed meals with her family and playing Skip-bo with the "Golden Girls" for many years. Survivors include: four children and their spouses, Larry "Junior" and Sharon Flood, Kingwood, Texas, Gene and Jan Flood, Nixa, Vernetta and Gordon Bates, Nixa, and Joe and Lisa Flood, Nixa; 10 grandchildren, Page Flood, Dana Cole, Todd Flood, Lisa Soto, Ethan Baker, Denise Grant, Michelle Clark, Tina Pennington, Dustin Flood, and Misty Flood; 16 great-grandchildren; four great-great- grandchildren ; five brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Clyde and Eloise Flood, Martha Flood, Dede Flood, and Dora Revel; nieces and nephews; other relatives; and many good friends. The family would like to express their gratitude for the wonderful care provided by Scott Hemminger of Community Hospices of America; Christal Steel of Oxford Health Care; Lucille Jones and Norma Paulson; and Joan Hoggett of the Christian County Coalition. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Reverend Joseph Fahl officiating. Burial will be in Richwood Cemetery, east of Nixa. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospices of America.

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Flood, Verna Marie (Keltner)   4 Oct 1911 - Feb 2005            CCH-N 16 Feb 2005

            Verna Marie Flood, age 93, of Nixa, passed away in her home. She was born October 4, 1911, the sixth of nine children born to Thomas Benton Keltner and Betty (Cline) Keltner. She was married to Lawrence Samuel "Jake" Flood, who preceded her in death in 1989. Her eight brothers and sisters and an infant son, Richard Flood, also preceded her in death. Mrs. Flood was a homemaker and a charter member of Nixa Christian Church. She was a charter member of the Nixa Garden Club, and enjoyed gardening at home. She loved crocheting afghans for relatives and making quilts. She designed and made Nixa Sucker Day queen crowns for many years. Mrs. Flood enjoyed her friends who were so special to her. She enjoyed meals with her family and playing Skip-bo with the "Golden Girls" for many years. Survivors include: four children and their spouses, Larry "Junior" and Sharon Flood, Kingwood, Texas, Gene and Jan Flood, Nixa, Vernetta and Gordon Bates, Nixa, and Joe and Lisa Flood, Nixa; 10 grandchildren, Page Flood, Dana Cole, Todd Flood, Lisa Soto, Ethan Baker, Denise Grant, Michelle Clark, Tina Pennington, Dustin Flood, and Misty Flood; 16 great-grandchildren; four great-great- grandchildren ; five brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Clyde and Eloise Flood, Martha Flood, Dede Flood, and Dora Revel; nieces and nephews; other relatives; and many good friends. The family would like to express their gratitude for the wonderful care provided by Scott Hemminger of Community Hospices of America; Christal Steel of Oxford Health Care; Lucille Jones and Norma Paulson; and Joan Hoggett of the Christian County Coalition. Funeral services were Saturday in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Reverend Joseph Fahl officiating. Burial was in Richwood Cemetery, east of Nixa. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospices of America. 


Flood, Virginia Inez 17 Jul 1923 - 14 Apr 1940 CCR 18 Apr 1940 p1

[Daughter of Fountain Sylvester “Tom” & Plina Ophelia (Thompson) Flood]

Sunday afternoon as Roy Johnson and Clifton Bilyeu, who live near Ozark, and Virginia Flood and Lyndell May of Nixa were returning from Roaring River, where they had been for an outing, the sedan in which they were riding, which Lyndell May was driving, got out of control. They were coming down the Dry Creek hill when the car went over the 30-foot embankment, throwing all of the occupants from the car. The body of Miss Flood, who was killed instantly, was taken to the Manlove Funeral Home at Crane. Roy Johnson and Miss May, who were seriously injured, were taken to the Aurora hospital. Clifton Bilyeu, who was less seriously injured, was taken to his home by Sheriff I.H. Coin and Deputy Sheriff F.A. Moore. He was shaken up considerably and badly shocked, but not seriously injured. Many Galena people went to the scene of the accident and report that the car had taken the life side of the road as it rounded the curve near the bottom of the hill, then swayed back to the right side and ran quite a distance along the shoulder before going over the high embankment – Stone County News-Oracle.

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Flood, Virginia Inez 17 Jul 1923 - 14 Apr 1940 CCR 25 Apr 1940 p1

Virginia Inez Flood, the daughter of Mrs. Plina Flood, was born July 17, 1823 and died April 17, 1940, at the age of 16 years, 8 months and 27 days. She was a member of the Junior class of Nixa high school and her disposition was of such that she was loved by all her classmates and all who knew her. About five years ago Virginia professed faith in Christ and became a member of the Christian church and remained a faithful member until death. She leaves to mourn her departure, besides her mother, five brothers and two sisters: Lloyd, Lawrence and Clyde of Nixa, Clifford and Leslie of Springfield, Mrs. Ethel Doran of Springfield and Mrs. Dora Keltner of Nixa, her grandmother Flood and other relatives and a host of friends to mourn her departure. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Nixa Christian church conducted by the Rev. Frank B. West with burial in the Glenn cemetery under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Flood, Wade 1901 - 19 Dec 1958   CCR 1 Jan 1959 p1

[Note: married Eula]

Funeral services for Wade Flood, 57 of Ponce de Leon who died Dec. 19, were held Sunday, Dec. 21 at 2:00 p.m. in the Pleasant View Baptist Church with Rev. Gary Willard and Rev. Dale Gann officiating. Burial was in Flood Cemetery under direction of Harris Funeral Home of Clever. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Eula Flood; two brothers, J. N. Flood and Landon Flood, both of Highlandville, three sisters, Mrs. Delphia Sims of Highlandville, Mrs. Tola Hayes of Aurora and Mrs. Susie Martin of Molonia, Calif.

 

Flood, William E. 22 Jan 1874 - 29 Jul 1969  CCR 31 Jul 1969 p 12

[Note: Son of of James & Frances Charlotte (Cox) Flood; married LaVada “Vada” Bailey 14 Jan 1878 - 24 Feb 1963]

William E. Flood, 95, a life-long resident of the Flood community west of Highlandville, died at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Betty Moody, seven miles west of Highlandville, where he had lived recently. He had suffered from an illness of several years. A retired farmer and stockman, Mr. Flood was a member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church in the Flood community who took its name from his family. He was the last surviving charter member of the church. Surviving besides the daughter are four other daughters, Mrs. Grace Martin, Highlandville, Mrs. Ethel Magers, San Diego, Calif.., Mrs. Reitha Wright, Clever, and Mrs. Flossie Leach, Lodi, Calif. Also surviving are four sons, Charley and Gilbert, both of Highlandville, Dale, Eugene, Ore, and Cleo, Springfield; a sister, Mrs. Dolly Wilson, Ponce de Leon; 21 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. Arrangements are under direction

of Harris of Nixa.

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Flood, William E. 1874 - 26 Jul 1969  CCR 7 Aug 1969 p8

Funeral services for William E. Flood, 95, of the Flood community west of Highlandville were at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 26 in the Pleasant View Baptist Church with the Revs. Lloyd Wilson and Earl Clark officiating. Burial followed in the Flood Cemetery under direction of Harris of Nixa. Mr. Flood died at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 22 in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Betty Moody, seven miles west of Highlandville where he had lived recently.

 

Florence, Edna Mae (Gideon) 3 Jan 1887 - 23 Jul 1926 CCR 30 Jul 1926 p1

[Note: Daughter of Albert & Mary (McGinnis) Gideon; married 31 Jul 1909 Alfred Frederick Florence 12 Dec 1884 - 28 Aug 1974]

Mrs. Edna Mae Florence died at her home in Drumright, Oklahoma Friday, July 23, 1926, aged 39 years, 6 months and 20 days. The remains were shipped to Ponce de Leon for burial, arriving in Ozark Sunday morning, where they were taken in charge by undertaker T.B. Chaffin. The remains were taken to Ponce de Leon Monday where funeral services were held conducted by Rev. Baker with burial in the Ponce de Leon cemetery. Christian County Republican, Ozark, Mo. Friday July 30, 1926 Page 1. Contributed by Woody Franklin.

 

Florence, Ernest S. 12 May 1882 - 19 Jul 1962     CCR 26 Jul 1962 p5

[Note: married Lou Vada Cook 29 May 1881 - 14 Sep 1960]

Ernest S. Florence, 80, a former resident of Springfield and Billings, died Friday afternoon, July 20, at a hospital in St. Joseph. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Springfield. He is survived by a son, Wayne, Whittier, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. Agnes Leonard, Arcata, Calif., Mrs. Iris Stewart, Whittier and Mrs. Lois Barnes, Lee’s Summit; five grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; two brothers, Fred, Tahlequah, Okla. and Andrew Florence of Canada; and a sister, Mrs. R. E. King, Gering, Neb. Services were Monday at 10:30 a.m. in Chaffin Chapel in Ozark.. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery.

 

Flores, Lela Evelyn (Mathews) Kemp 25 Dec 1934 - 25 Jul 2010 Preston-MarshFH

[Note: Daughter of Charley & Hallie (Phillips) Mathews; married Lynn Bruce Kemp 29 Apr 1938- 24 Sep 1992; married Ralph J. Flores 29 Mar 1914 - 8 Dec 2005]

Lela Evelyn "Mathews" Flores 75 of Victorville, Ca. formally of Rogersville, Mo. passed away on Sunday July 25, 2010 at the Sterling Commons in Victorville, Ca. Lela was born on December 25, 1934 at Rogersville, Mo. to Charley and Halley "Phillips" Mathews. Her family moved to Bellflower, Ca. in 1935 where she grew up. Lela was a member of the Monticello Baptist Church and a graduate of Bellflower High School class of 1953 the first graduating class. She was married to Lynn Bruce Kemp and Ralph J. Flores whom both preceded her in death. Lela worked for several companies in California as an office manager/accountant. Surviving are her two sons and their wives Michael & Sophia Kemp of Victorville, Ca. and Darrin & Mary Kemp of Victorville, Ca., a sister Mary Ann Hegner of Anaheim, Ca., 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Lela was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers Rex and Carl Mathews and a baby sister Helen Mathews.

Floyd, Alice M. (  ) Roberts 5 Jul 1881-28 Oct. 1962

AVA - Funeral services for Mrs. Alice M. Roberts Floyd, 81, resident of Taney County, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Brown Branch Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Allen Ledbetter and the Rev. Tom Johnson, and burial will be in Bethel Cemetery. Mrs. Floyd died at 9:20 a.m. Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Shelby Lawrence, Smallett. She had been in ill health for some time. She was a member of the General Baptist Church. Survivors besides her daughter, are four other daughters, Mrs. Mabel Lambeth, Bradleyville, Mrs, Georgia Norman, Ava, Mrs. Helen Hoffman, Yakima, Wash.; and Mrs. Erma Ewing, Thornfield; four sons, Willard Roberts, Smallett, Archie Roberts, Los Angeles, Rev. G.E. Roberts, Brown Branch, and Floyd Roberts, Bradleyville; 23 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, J.L. Day, Forsyth, and Steve Day, Taneyville; three sisters, Mrs. Maudie Day, Kissee Mills, Mrs. Minnie Knight, Longrun, Mo., and Mrs. Mary Jennings, state of Oklahoma.

 

Floyd, Berl ? - ? CCH-N 31 May 2006

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Floyd, Patti (Horton) ? - ? CCH-N 31 May 2006

            Berl and Patti Floyd, Nixa, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a reception for friends and family from 3 to 5 p.m. June 4, in the Boys and Girls Club, Stalnaker Unit, 1410 N. Fremont, Springfield. The omission of gifts is requested. Hosts are the couple’s children, Jeff and Missy Floyd, Nixa and Stephanie and John Hassell, Highlandville. The Floyds have six grandchildren, Shay and Thorne Hassell and Zeke, Ashley, Garrett and Delainey Floyd. Berl Floyd and Patti Horton were married June 3, 1966 by Rev. Brock and Rev. Roy Keith in Riverdale Baptist Church, Nixa


Floyd, Jim 1942 - 9 Mar 2010 SN-L 11 Mar 2010

Jim Floyd, 67, of Galena, Missouri and formerly of Cordova, Illinois, died Tuesday, March 9, 2010 in Christian Health Care in Nixa, Missouri. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 13, in Gibson Funeral Home, 616 Main, Erie, Illinois. Interment will follow in the Erie Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www. gibsonfuneralhomes.com

 

Fitzpatrick, William 1866 - 5 May 1961 CCR 11 May 1961 p4

William Fitzpatrck, 94, longtime resident of Dade County, died at his home Friday morning following a two-year illness. He is survived by three sons, Lack, Greenfield, Tom,. Monrovia, Calif., and Nud, Ozark; one sister, Mrs. Leta Farmer, Webb City and one grandson and two great grandchildren. Services were at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Allison Chapel in Greenfield with the Rev. Tom Procter officiating. Burial was in Greenfield Cemetery.

 

Flagg, William Edward 15 Sep 1866 - 20 Jan 1944 CCR 3 Feb 1944 p1

[Note: Son of Samuel A. & Sarah Perinza (Woody) Flagg; married Jun 1898 Laura S. Ray]

The Jan. 20 issue of a Tulare, Calif., newspaper carried an account of the death of W.E. Flagg, a native Christian countian. Mr. Flagg’s sister, Mrs. C.B. Elkins, resides in Springfield and he was also related to the Woody and Cave families of this section. The account of his death follows: City Councilman W.E. Flagg of Tulare, age 74, passed away suddenly Thursday morning at a hospital in Fresno, where he had undergone an operation the day before. His death comes as a shock to the community for while he had been in poor health lately, the illness did not become serious until this week. His demise ends an exceedingly active career in Tulare since pioneer days. Son of Civil War Captain. William Edward Flagg was born in Missouri Sept. 15, 1896. The son of a Union captain in the Civil War and a Southern lassie the captain met, he was orphaned at an early age; came to California to earn his living on an uncle’s farm, later taking part in the Alaskan gold rush. Returning to Tulare, he became a businessman for whom the community thrice showed its esteem by electing to the city council. To Tulare As Boy. Will Flagg’s father, Samuel A. Flagg, was a Union solider from New York State. He had been stationed in Missouri through most of the Civil War and his name appears in the history of the Battle of Wilson Creek. Remaining in Missouri to marry and make his home, Capt. Flagg died when Will Flagg, the oldest of four children, was nine years old. Four years later, the mother died. As a boy of 15, young Will Flagg came to Tulare to live with his uncle, John Woody, on a 150-acre ranch Woody occupied in the “Sunkel corner” on Blackstone avenue. At his uncle’s, Will worked for his board and clothes and attended the Tulare schools for two years. Then he went to work on ranches and finally to logging on top of Redwood Mountain. Gold Rush Experience. Flagg was among the first to reach Alaska in the gold rush, making it there in 1896. He ran into a “blind alley” however, and returned the same fall. An early prospector had come back to San Francisco from Cook’s Inlet with word there was gold there. Flagg was among the 125 men who chartered a boat and returned with the leader to the scene. There, the men found they could go out any place and pick up a pan of dirt and get the flour-like “color” of gold, but it was not present in heavy enough quantity or form to make anyone rich if he stayed a lifetime. 30 Years in Business. Returning to Tulare, Flagg went into a harness business with William Ingwerson, the two partners operating for 13 years at the location where National Cleaners now is. Then Flagg bought Ingwerson out, operating as sole owner until he retired from the business in 1927, after 30 years in the trade. Meanwhile he and Frank Goble had bought the Penney property. Flagg also owned the Woolworth property and several residences. In June, 1898, William E. Flagg married Laura S. Ray, a native daughter of Tulare county. One daughter was born to them, Mrs. Marjarie Van Steenburgh, of Alhambra. The Flaggs moved to Los Angeles for a time while their daughter was attending college there, but since returned to Tulare as their real home. Active Fraternally. Councilman Flagg elected by a handsome vote in 1939 balloting, and reelected to the present council last year, had served on the city board 20 years previously. In fraternal circles he has helped initiate more men into the Woodmen of the World than probably anyone else in the region. He was also a member of the Fraternal Aid. He was a member of Tulare’s volunteer fire department of early days. As a city councilman, Flagg served as the council’s representative on the important local board of public utilities. The funeral will be at 3:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon at the Goble Chapel here.

 

Flair, Pearl May 26 Jul 1916 - 29 Sep 1978 OH 5 Oct 1978 p12

[Note: married Elmer Flair]

Mrs. Pearl May Flair, 62, of 3466 S. Mantor Road, died at 1 p.m. Friday in Cox Medical Center after a short illness. She has been a resident of Springfield for 44 years. Mrs. Flair was a member of the Galloway Baptist Church and retired a year ago from Lily Division of Owens-Illinois. survivors include her husband, Elmer; a son, Johnny of 1640 E. Olive; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Cuse, Ozark and Mrs. Janet Noennig, Route 2, Springfield; two sisters, Mrs. Irene Huffman, Kansas City and Mrs. Cleta Bell Edwards, Route 8, Springfield and seven grandchildren. Ayre-Goodwin will announce arrangements.

 

Flanagan, Julia G. (Budde) Rufer 3 May 1912 - 31 Dec 2006 SN-L 2 Jan 2007

[Note: Daughter of August & Marie (  ) Budde; married Raymond Rufer; married Raymond Flanagan]

Julia G. Flanagan, 94, Billings, Mo., passed away Sunday morning, December 31, 2006, at the Ozarks Methodist Manor, Marionville, Mo. She was born May 3, 1912, in Monroe, Wisconsin, to August and Marie Budde. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Billings; a member of the Parish Council of Catholic Women, St. John's Auxiliary, and a past volunteer at Mercy Villa in Springfield, Mo. Her parents, August and Marie Budde, her brother, Raymond Budde, and her husbands, Raymond Rufer and Raymond Flanagan, preceded her in death. She is survived by her children: Dorothy and Gordon LaBounty, Highland, Indiana, Budde and Karen Rufer, Micco, Fla., Donald and Faith Rufer, Beloit, Wisconsin, and Roger and Marge Rufer, Billings, with whom she made her home; 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, January 5, 2007, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Billings, with Father Bobby Manso officiating, under direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Billings. The casket will be closed at all times. Graveside services and burial will be in Tabor Cemetery, Beloit, Wisc., with date to be announced later. There will be a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, with visitation to follow in Meadors Funeral Home, Billings. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Billings, for St. Vincent DePaul Society.

 

Flanigan, Dorothy (?) Gallant 25 Aug 1911 - 25 Nov 1979 OH 6 Dec 1979 p9

[Note: married ? Gallant; married James Flanigan]

Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Flanigan, 68, former Ozark resident, were held in Zionsville, Ohio on Nov. 28, with burial in Lincoln Memory Gardens. Mrs. Flanigan died Nov. 25. Among survivors are her husband, James of Zionsville, and two sons, Frank Gallant and Patrick Flanigan, both of Ozark. Mr. and Mrs. Flanigan lived here for two years before moving to Indiana.

 

Flanigan, Lelah M. (Jones) 29 Mar 1909 - 23 Jan 1979 OH 1 Feb 1979 p5

Mrs. Lelah M. Flanigan, 69 of Rt. 16, Springfield, died Jan. 23 in Springfield Nursing Home. She was a member of the Brookline Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Darrell of Billings; two daughters, Mrs. Lorene Johnson and Mrs. Juanita Johnson, both of Republic and a brother, Roy Jones of Mansfield.

 

Flannery, Earl 16 May 1905 - Oct 1978 OH 2 Nov 1978 p14

Card of Thanks

We would like to thank all our friends and relatives for the flowers, food, cards, visits, prayers and all kindness shown our family during the illness and death of our loved one. God bless you all. The Earl Flannery Family

 

Flannery, Ora (Coker) 1 Jan 1924 - 23 Jan 1984 OH 2 Feb 1984 p10

Services for Ora Flannery, 59, Highlandville, were held Jan,. 26 at Forsyth Whechel Chapel with the Rev. Frank Bostic officiating. Burial was in Helphrey Cemetery in Taneyville. Mrs. Flannery died Jan. 23 of natural causes in Cox Medical Center, Springfield. A Protem native, she was a lifelong Taney County resident. Survivors include a daughter, Pat Wheeler, Highlandville; two brothers, John Coker, Reeds Spring and George Coker, state of Calif.; two sisters, Dorothy Flannery, Kissee Mills, and Cora Nave, Taneyville; two half sisters, Mary Coker, Highlandville and Nellie Coker, Protem; three grandchildren and a great grandchild.

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Flannery, Ora (Coker) 1 Jan 1924 - 23 Jan 1984 OH 9 Feb 1984 pB9

Card of Thanks

We want to express our deepest thanks to those who sent food, flowers and cards and for your prayers for our loved one.  Ora Flannery, Patsy Wheeler and Family.

 

Flatness, Esther Jean (Citurs) 10 Jan 1924 - 25 Dec 1990  NN-E 3 Jan 1991

[Note: Daughter of Roman & Bessie (McAnally) Citurs; married 1 Jan 1946 LuVern E. Flatness 1 Oct 1918 - 19 Dec 1995]

Esther Jean Flatness, 66, Sparta, died at 12:39 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25, 1990, in her home, after a long illness. Esther Jean Citurs Flatness was born Jan. 10, 1924, to Roman and Bessie McAnally Citurs in Deer Creek Township, Worth County, Iowa. She attended Worth County rural schools and graduated from Northwood High School in 1942. She taught at Grove No. 4 Worth County School for four years. She married LuVern Flatness Jan. 1, 1946, in Northwood Methodist Church. They farmed in Iowa for five years and in 1952 moved to Sparta, where they operated a dairy and beef farm for many years. She was active in 4-H, PTA and was one of the first volunteers for Sparta Ambulance, serving for 12 years. She became an EMT and trained many ambulance personnel in the surrounding communities. She enjoyed many crafts and became known as Missouri's Gourd Lady. She and her husband operated a shop in Silver Dollar City for several years. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Leon Citurs. She is survived by her husband, LuVern, of the home; six children, Elizabeth Chalfant, Winchester, Ky., Larry, Strafford, Lea, Springfield, Laura McHaffie, Fordland, Edward, Sparta, and Linda Shelton, Willard; 14 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; sisters, Mary Johnson and Ruby Harmon; brothers, Roman and Earl Citurs, all of Northwood, Iowa; numerous nieces and nephews; many other relatives and a host of friends. Services were Friday in Ozark Presbyterian Church with Dr. Robert E. Brueck and the Rev. James Robinson officiating. Burial was in Springfield National Cemetery, under direction of Harris Colonial Chapel, Ozark.

 

Flatness, LuVern Earl 1 Oct 1918 - 19 Dec 1995  CCH-N 27 Dec 1995

[Note: Son of Hans and Anna (Penderson) Flatness; married Esther Jean Citurs 10 Jan 1924 - 25 Dec 1990 ]

LuVern Earl Flatness, 77, Ozark, passed away Tuesday; Dec. 19, 1995 in his home. LuVern was born Oct. 1, 1918, in Worth County, Iowa, the son of Hans and Anna Penderson Flatness. He attended rural Worth County school, served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945 in Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. He saw military action across Germany until the end, he was a combat infantry man with the 45th Thunderbird Division under Dwight D. Eisenhower. He married Esther J. Citurs Jan. 1, 1946, at the Northwood Methodist Church. They farmed in Iowa 5 years before moving to Sparta in 1952 where they operated a dairy and beef farm for many years. He also worked on highway construction jobs in South Missouri. He and his wife Esther worked several years in a craft business at Silver Dollar City and across the U.S. He enjoyed playing cards with his friends. He is preceded in death by: his wife, Esther, in 1990; his parents; and an infant sister, Doris. Survivors include: three daughters, Elizabeth Chalfant and husband, George, Winchester, Ky., Laura McHaffie and husband, Rick, Fordland, and Linda Shelton,. and husband, Tim, Willard; three sons, Larry Flatness and wife, Sheila, Strafford, Lea and wife, Teresa, Rogersville, and Edward and wife, Christine, Sparta; fifteen grandchildren; two great-grand-daughters; numerous nieces; nephews; friends and relatives; and a special friend, Violet Kerns. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m., Friday, Dec. 22, 1995, in Harris, a Cassity Heritage Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Bill Muench officiating. Burial followed in the Springfield National Cemetery. Visitation was from 7 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday; in the funeral home.

 

Fleagle CCR 23 Oct 1930 p1

[INCOMPLETE]

-ing Fred that his name was Cook, that he came from nowhere in particular but that he had the Collins’ farm rented and was trying to get into the chicken business, but wasn’t making very much progress. When they came to the place where the stranger was to get out of the car, they visited from some ten minutes. After the Fleagle shooting at Branson, the Springfield paper ran a picture of Fleagle, taken at a time when he wore a mustache. Even from that picture, Fred thought he recognized a fact that was familiar or that he had seen, but when the papers published the picture taken after Fleagle had died in the Springfield hospital, following his shooting and operation, Fred was positive that Fleagle was the man who rode with him from Hollister to the road leading to the Collins farm. It is probably a very good thing that Fred did not recognize him when on the short trip with him, as a bad bandit as Fleagle as was, he wouldn’t have taken any chances with Fred getting word out that he had seen him in the vicinity of Hollister. Fred is not worrying in the least at having passed up a $4000 reward for the bandit.

 

Fleetwood, Clarence Edward 3 Feb 1921 - 11 Oct 2003 SN-L  13 Oct 2003

[Note: Son of William & Flora (  ) Fleetwood; married 22 Feb 1941 Leota Veral Turner 6 Aug 1922 - 30 Jan 2010]

Clarence Edward Fleetwood, 82, Springfield, died at St. John's Hospital on Oct. 11, 2003. The son of William and Flora Fleetwood, he was born Feb. 3, 1921, in Wright County, Mo. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Sherrill Dean and a sister, Sue Hepner. Clarence served as a staff sergeant and squad leader for the 24th infantry division in WWII. He received many medals for valor in action. He retired from Foremost Dairies after 30 years of service as a truck driver. He was a member of Teamsters Local #245, and was a longtime member of College Street Baptist Church. Later he and wife joined the North Nixa Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Leota; one daughter and her husband Lois and Larry Gregory, Springfield; one son, Bob Fleetwood, Nixa; one brother, Coy Fleetwood, Springfield; two sisters, Dorothy Short and Geneva Henslee, both of Mansfield; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, in Greenlawn Funeral Home South with the Rev. Jerry Francisco officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Visitation is 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. today in the funeral home.

 

Fleetwood, Jasper William 14 Feb 1885 - 15 Sep 1979 OH 20 Sep 1979 p2

[Note: first name and birthdate different  in obit from SSDI]

Services for William Fleetwood, 97, Fordland, father of Mrs. Daisy Knapp, Fordland, were held Tuesday in the Fordland First Baptist Church with burial in the Fordland Cemetery. Mr. Fleetwood died last Saturday in Cox Medical Center after a long illness.

 

Fleetwood, Landon Dee, Sr. 7 Nov 1936 - 19 Nov 2011 SN-L 22 Nov 2011

[Note: Son of David & Ethel (Wilson) Fleetwood]

            Landon D. Fleetwood Sr., 75, Ozark. Arrangements: Ava Family Funeral Home.


Fleetwood, Leota Veral (Turner) 6 Aug 1922 - 30 Jan 2010 SN-L 3 Feb 2010

[Note: Daughter of Carl & Carrie (  ) Turner; married 22 Feb 1941 Clarence Edward Fleetwood 3 Feb 1921 - 11 Oct 2003]

Leota Veral Fleetwood Leota Veral Fleetwood passed away Saturday, January 30, 2010 at Springfield Rehab and Health Care Center of Springfield, Mo. She was born August 6, 1922 to Carl and Carrie Turner in Mansfield, Mo. Leota married Clarence Fleetwood February 22, 1941 and they lived in Mansfield for 5 years. In 1946 they moved to Springfield, Mo. where they spent many years. Then in 2000 they moved to Nixa, Mo. where they lived for approximately 2 years. Leota enjoyed crocheting and piecing quilts. She made one for all the family till her health was failing and she no longer could do it. She sacrificed a lot of things for herself so that the family could have things. She cooked breakfast for the grandkids on Saturday mornings where they caught up with what was happening with the kids during the past week. Leota was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Clarence; an infant son, Sherrill Dean; a sister, Audrey Manley; and her brother, Lloyd Turner. Leota was a long time member of College St. Baptist Church and enjoyed singing in the choir. Later she and Clarence moved to Nixa and joined the North Nixa Baptist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Lois Gregory of Springfield. Mo.; husband, Larry; one son, Bob Fleetwood and Jennell Rhoten of Nixa, Mo.; four grandchildren, Pam Ransom, Jason, Travis and Gabriel Fleetwood; and four great-grandchildren, Lindsay and Conner Ransom and Taylor and Haydan Fleetwood. Also, a fifth great-grandchild is expected to Travis and Allison in March. Leota will be deeply missed by family and friends. Mom, you are now home and have no more pain. We love you! Visitation will be Thursday, February 4, at 2 p.m. with funeral services following at 3 p.m. in Greenlawn North.

 

Fleharty, Ottie E. (Stutesmun) Nokes 3 Jun 1897 - Aug 1988 OH 1 Sep 1988

[Note: Daughter of John & Rachel (Redman) Stutesmun; married 30 Mar 1918 Newton Jasper “Jap” Nokes 31 Jul 1885 - 11 Aug 1948; married second Raymond Fleharty]

Ottie E. (Nokes) Fleharty, formerly of Nixa, died early in August in her home community of Colusa, California. Services for Mrs. Fleharty were held Aug. 4 at the McNary Memorial Chapel, Colusa, with the Rev. Monte Holloway officiating. Born June 3, 1897 in Nixa, Mrs. Fleharty had made her home in Colusa for many years. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Mrs. Fleharty was preceded in death by five sons. Her survivors include her husband, Raymond; and her children Merle Jaconetti, Colusa, Trevo Lecce, Williams, California, Manford Nokes, Springfield, and Eula Keltner, Nixa; 21 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.

 

Fleitz, Judith Ellen (Atkins) 1942 - 29 Jun 1971 CCR 1 Jul 1971 p1

[Note: Daughter of William & ? (Clark) Atkins; married Nell Fleitz]

Ozark Woman Died in Crash

Mrs. Neil (Judithe Ellen) Fleitz, a resident of the Morisset mobile home park north of Ozark on Rt. 2, was killed Tuesday morning in a two-car crash at Cherry Street and Ingram Mill road in Springfield. Mrs. Fleits, 28, was enroute to her job at the Frisco office at 7:15 a.m. when her car was reportedly driven into the path of an auto driven by Michael August Habermehl, 17, of Springfield. Stop signs at the intersection had apparently been removed from their posts and were found in a nearby ditch, SPringfield police report. A resident of the Ozark area for three years, Mrs. Fleitz was a member of the Cherry Street Baptist Church, Springfield. Services were at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday at the church, with services and buriual at Indianapolis, Ind. She is survived by her husband Neil; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Atkins, Indianpolis; a brother, William Atkins, Columbus, Ohio and her maternal grandparents, Mr.and Mrs. Walter Clark, Indianpolis.

 

Fleming, David J., Jr. 28 Dec 1916 - 20 Jan 1997 CCH-N 22 Jan 1997

[Note: David J. & Katherine (Godfrey) Fleming, Sr.; married Della]

David J. Fleming, Jr., 80, Ozark, formerly of Bucyrus, Mo., died Monday, January 20, 1997, in Ozark Nursing and Care Center. David was born December 28, 1916 in Knoxville, Tenn., the son of David and Katherine (Godfrey) Fleming, Sr. He was a retired electrician. He is survived by his brother, Ed Fleming, Reseda, Ca. He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Della. No services are planned. An anatomical donation has been made to the University of Missouri Medical Center, Columbia, Mo.

 

Fleming, Erma Noreen (Rawson) Hull 15 Dec 1926 - 24 May 2008 SN-L 28 May 2008

[Note: Daughter of Harlan & Esther (Minor) Rawson; married ? Hull; married Jack L. Fleming

Erma Norene Fleming, Nixa, Mo., passed from this world into her Heavenly home on Saturday, May 24, 2008. She was born December 15, 1926, in Brewster, Kan., to Harlan and Esther Minor Rawson, who preceeded her in death along with her husband, Jack L. Fleming; a sister, Bonnie Jones; her son, Kenneth Dean Hull; and a grandson, Aaron Shaffer. She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother who dedicated her whole life to her family. She retired from Fasco Industries after 25 years of service. She is survived by two sons, John Richard Hull and wife, Lori of Flagstaff, Ariz. and David Fleming of Nixa, Mo.; two daughters, Peggy and special friend, Gary Shaffer of Nixa and Tamey Bowling and husband, Dennis of Hurley; two brothers, Don Rawson and wife, Loretta of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Gilbert Rawson of Ardmore, Okla.; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of friends and relatives. Service will be in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, Mo, with visitation on Wednesday, May 28, from 6 to 8 p.m., and funeral service on Thursday, May 29 at 2 p.m., with Rev. Wilbur Blansit officiating. Donations may be made to Community Hospice of America - Southwest MO, Springfield, Missouri.

 

Fleming, Festus Ross 15 May 1902 - 23 Jun 1985 OH 27 Jun 1985 pB13

[Note: Son of Festus Rall & Alma Josephine (Paden) Fleming; married 17 Oct 1917 Lorene Jewell Caroline Wasson 21 Sep 1903 - 1 Aug 1991]

Services for Ross Fleming, 83, Nixa, were held June 27 in Nixa Christian Church with the Rev. John Johnson officiating. Burial was in Glenn Cemetery under the direction of Harris Funeral Home. Mr. Fleming died June 23 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, after a long illness. A native of Athal, Kan., he operated Ross Fleming Men and Boys Shop, Visalia, Calif. for 25 years. He moved to Nixa in 1972 after his retirement and was an active member of Nixa Christian Church, where he served as an elder. He was a past master of Visalia Masonic Lodge No. 128 and was an Air Force Veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Lorene; two sisters, Aurolyn Brooke, Seattle, Wash., and Louise Foster, Spokane, Wash.; a brother, Eugene, Three Rivers, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nixa Christian Church.

 

Fleming, Helen (Stanton) 28 Jul 1919 - 6 Mar 1997 CCH-N 8 Mar 1997

[Note: Daughter of Francis & Teresa (Sharkey) Stanton; married 1 Jul 1939 William Fleming]

Helen Stanton Fleming, age 77, of Ozark died Thursday, March 6, 1997. She was at home with her family near. She was born July 28, 1919 in Boston, Massachusetts and was the daughter of Francis and Teresa (Sharkey) Stanton. On July 1, 1939 she married William Fleming who preceded her in death in 1981. Before retirement Mrs. Fleming was a manager for Lord and Taylor Department Store. She had worked as a volunteer for the Ozark Senior Citizens Center and had created many special friendships there. Survivors include: A daughter, Patricia Overly and her husband, Fred, Ozark; six grandchildren, Johann Hyde, Elizabeth Stewart, Maryellen Guy, Patricia Washam, Caroline Stewart, and Steven Overly; twelve great-grandchildren; and two brothers, George Stanton, Wareham, Massachusetts, and Joseph Cullen, Quincy, Massachusetts. A graveside funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. today in Selmore Cemetery, Ozark, with Rev. Fred Overly officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Fleming, J. L. “Jack” 17 Jan 1913 - 28 Sep 1970   CCR  1 Oct 1970 p6

[Note: married Erma m/1 Hull]

Funeral services for J. L. “Jack” Fleming, 57, of Nixa were at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Harris Chapel at Nixa with the Rev. Wilbur Blansit officiating. A second service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Nave Funeral Home, Watertown, Tenn.. with burial following in the Fairview Cemetery, Norene, Tenn. Mr. Fleming died at 2:50 a.m. Monday in the Missouri State Sanatorium at Mt. Vernon. A retired clothing salesman, Mr. Fleming moved to Nixa in 1961 from Mountain Grove. He was a member of the Hurricane Baptist Church of Norene, Tenn. Survivors include his wife, Erma; one son, David A. Fleming of the home; two daughters, Miss Tammy Renea Fleming of the home and Mrs. Beverly Suthers, Guymon, Okla.; one step daughter, Miss Peggy Hull, of the home; one brother, Joe Fleming, Old Hickory, Tenn.; one sister, Mrs. Cecil Rice, Watertown, Tenn.; and four grandchildren.

 

Fleming, Lorene Jewell Caroline (Wasson) 21 Sep 1903 - 1 Aug 1991  NN-E 8 Aug 1991

[Note: Daughter of William Asbury & Ellen Parthenia (Estes) Wasson; married 17 Oct 1931 Frstus Ross Fleming 15 May 1902 - 23 Jun 1985]

Lorene Jewell Caroline Wasson Fleming, 87, Nixa, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 1991, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born Sept. 21, 1903, in Nixa, to William A. and Ellen Estes Wasson. She was the last of nine children of an early Nixa family. She married F. Ross Fleming Oct. 17, 1931, and they made their home in Visalla, Calif., where they were in the clothing business for many years. Upon retirement, they came to Nixa to live in a new home on the farm that had been in the family for four generations. After her husband's death in 1985, she continued to live in an apartment on the same farm until her death. She was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters. Survivors include four nieces, Edith Carlson and Hattie Carter, Nixa, Joelien Paredes, Tucson, Ariz., and Katie Lee Poage, El Paso, Texas; and five nephews, John M. "Jay" Wasson and Wallace B. Shelton, Nixa, William A. "Bill" Wasson, Rogers, Ark., Dr. E.J. Fitzgerald, Wichita, Kan., and J.W. Fitzgerald, Liberal, Kan. Services were Saturday in Nixa Christian Church with the Rev. William Belko officiating. Burial was in Glenn Cemetery, Nixa, under direction of Harris Colonial Chapel.

 

Fletcher, Arch C. 3 May 1932 - 23 Feb 1989  OH 2 Mar 1989

Arch C. Fletcher, 56, of Springfield, died at 1:40 a.m. Feb. 23 at Cox Medical Center South. Memorial services for Mr. Fletcher were held Feb. 25 at the Greenlawn Funeral Home South with the Rev. David McKay officiating. The body was cremated. Burial was to follow in Springfield National Cemetery at a later date. Mr. Fletcher, a retired distribution manager for Syntex, had lived in Springfield for more than 30 years. He was a retired United States Air Force veteran, and was a member of both the Solomon Masonic Lodge No. 271 and the Abou Ben Adhem Shrine. He is survived by a son, Brent, of Nixa; a daughter; Tami Appleby, of Wells, Maine; two sisters, Marie Thompson and Ethel Dills; and two grandchildren, Morgan Elizabeth Appleby and Logan Charles Fletcher. Memorial contributions may be made to the, Shriners Children's Hospital or to the American Heart Association.

 

Fletcher, Charles Edward 7 Dec 1931 – 30 Jul 2000  CCH-N 9 Aug 2000

[Note: Son of William & Blanche (  ) Fletcher; married 26 Mar 1985 Sandra Jackson ]

Charles Edward Fletcher, 68, Nixa, Mo., passed away at 4:50 p.m., Sunday, July 30, 2000 in his home. The son of William and Blanche Fletcher, Charles was born Monday, December 7, 1931, in Jasper County, Arkansas. He grew up in Humansville, Mo area and was a graduate of the Humansville High School. As a young man,Charles served his country in the Army Airborne rangers Division during the Korean War. On November 26, 1985, Charles was united in marriage to Sandra Jackson in Las Vegas, Nevada, where they met and Charles lived for 31 years. They moved to Nixa in March of 1993 and in their short time here have made many dear friends. A Realtor with Century 21 Hometown Realty of Ozark, Charles was always willing to help people any way he could. He will be remembered by his friends and family as "Doing good for people". Charles was preceded in death by his parents.  Survivors include his beloved wife, Sandra, of the home; 3 stepdaughters; Susan Castle of Cincinnati, Oh.; Kelly Weiss of Wichita Falls, Tx; and Toni Sutton of Irvine, Ca. Also surviving are his step-grandchildren: Alex Castle of San Francisco, Ca; Ben Castle of Cincinnati, Oh; Cassandra Strawn of Denver, Co; Robert Weiss and James Weiss both of Wichita Falls, Tx. No services are planned. Cremation was under the care of Harris Funeral Home of Nixa, Mo. The Family requests that memorial donations be made to St. John's Hospice Care, Marian Center Site, 1235 East Cherokee, Springfield, Mo. 65804.

 

Fletcher, Clara (Hull) Rodman 1 Nov 1911 - 2 Sep 1993 OH 8 Sep 1993

[Note: Daughter of John T. & Bethena Vernetta (Burkhart) Hull; married 1932 Charles K. Rodman 16 Nov 1908 - 3 Oct 1951, son of Charles K. &  Myrtle (Jackson) Rodman; married ? Fletcher]

Clara Rodman Fletcher, 81, San Luis Obispo, Calif., died Thursday, Sept. 2, 1993 at her home. She was born Nov. 1, 1911 in Oldfield, the daughter of John and Bethena Burkhart Hull. In 1932, she was united in marriage to Charles Rodman. In 1968, she moved to Anaheim, Calif., where she was employed as seamstress supervisor for Catalina Swimwear until retirement in 1967. She was a member of Eagles, Moose, and Elks organizations. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, in 1951. Survivors include her son and his wife, Kenneth and Leslie Rodman, Atascadero, Calif.; three grandchildren, Mark Rodman, and his wife, Leslie, San Luis Obispo, Calif., Pamela Keese, South Pasadena, Calif., and Christa Brown, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands; a sister, Eula Scroggins, Springfield; four great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Services were held Tuesday, Sept. 7, in Oldfield Cemetery, under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Fletcher, Clement Franklin “Clem“, Rev. 6 Jan 1894 - 21 Aug 1978 OH 24 Aug 1978 p14

[Note: Son of  Joseph A. & Flora A. (Dorland) Fletcher; married  Martha Louise Fredrick  3 Sep 1893 - 12 Dec 1945]

OZARK - Services for Rev. Frank Fletcher, 84, Ozark, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Chadwick Union Church with the Rev. John Comer officiating, Burial will be in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery under direction of Adams. Mr. Fletcher died at 7:15 a.m. Monday in his home after a long illness. Mr. Fletcher was a member of the Taneyville General Baptist Church. He was a minister for about 50 years before his retirement. He was a longtime resident of Chadwick and Taney County before moving here 3 1.2 years ago. Survivors include his wife, Louella; three sons, Joe and David Ricky, both of Ozark and Lonnie of Cedarcreek; three daughters, Mrs. Fairy Cobb, Taneyville, Mrs. Hazel House, Fullerton, Calif. and Mrs. Cathern Smith, Forsyth; a brother, Bert, East St. Louis, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. Hattie Woods, Kingston, Okla.; 14 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

AND

Fletcher, Clement Franklin, Rev. 6 Jan 1894 - 21 Aug 1978 OH 31 Aug 1978 p11

Card of Thanks

The family of Rev. Frank Fletcher wishes to thank everyone for their prayers and cards, flowers and food during the illness and death of our loved one. A special thanks to John & Brenda Comer, The Ozark General Baptist Church women, Adams Funeral Home. Barbara Collins, Sue Bilyeu and the Chadwick Union Church the kindness and care of the Home Health Care nurses and sides was greatly appreciated. May God bless each and every one,  The Family of Rev. Frank Fletcher.

 

Fletcher, Flora Alice (Dorland) 2 Oct 1858 - 4 Aug 1938 CCR 11 Aug 1938 p5

[Note: Daughter of James M. "Cap" & Sarah Mary (Felts) Dorland; married 1877 Joseph A. Fletcher 22 Dec 1851 - 30 Jul 1939]

Flora Alice Dorland Fletcher was born in Gentry County, Missouri on October 2, 1858 and departed this life on August 4, 1938, age 79 years, 10 months and 2 days. She united with the Christian Church at an early age and in 1933 united with the Oakwood Missionary Baptist Church and remained a member of that church until her death. She was united in marriage to Joseph A. Fletcher in 1877. To this union was born 10 children, 4 boys and 6 girls. Two girls and one boy having preceded her in death. Those left to mourn their loss are her husband and seven children who are: Will Fletcher and Millie Finney of Garrison, MO, Frank and Bert of Chadwick, MO, Hattie Johnson of Lawton, OK, Sylvia Workman of Reed Springs, MO, and Ida Owens of Fresno, CA. One sister, Mrs. Ida Boles of Chadwick, MO, one brother, Isam Dorland of Tulsa, OK, 17 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and a host of friends. She was devoted to her family, loyal to her friends and lived a Christian life to the day of her death. Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon, August 5, at 2 pm at the Union Church at Chadwick with the Rev. Worth Caughron of Ozark officiating. Burial was made in the Chadwick Cemetery under the direction of Mr. and Mrs. John Harris of Chadwick.

 

Fletcher, Harold Morgan 31 Oct 1922 - 13 Oct 1979 OH 18 Oct 1979 p12

[Note: Son of Alba Leon & Emma Marie (Ball) Fletcher; married Joan Turgon]

Services for Harold M. Fletcher, 56, Billings, were held Tuesday in Billings First Christian Church with the Rev. Joe Howe officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Meadors. Mr. Fletcher died about noon Saturday in Cox Medical Center, Springfield, after apparently suffering a heart attack. He was office manager of Master-Jackson, Inc., Springfield, an Army Air Force veteran of World War II, and a member of the Mountain Valley Baptist Church, Mountain Grove. Surviving are his wife, Joan; three sons, Allen and Gary, both of the home, and Robert, Billings; three daughters, Donna of the home, Mrs. Patsy Samsell, Springfield and Mrs. Teresa Wilson, Republic; his mother, Mrs. Emma Fletcher, Mountain Grove; two brothers, Ocra, Mountain Grove and Marshall, Raytown; a sister, Mrs. Exie Ussery, Norwood; and two grandchildren.

 

Fletcher, James William 22 Jun 1885 - 24 Apr 1962  CCR 26 Apr 1962 p4

[Note: Son of Joseph A.  & Flora Alice (Dorland) Fletcher; married Teldia Essary]

James William Fletcher, 76, died at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday at his home in Chadwick. Mr. Fletcher is survived by his wife, Teldie; two sons, Roy of Oklahoma and James of Wichita, Kan.; two daughters, Mrs. Eva Bluchies of California and Mrs. William Royce of Oklahoma; two brothers and four sisters. Adams and Monger of Ozark will announce arrangements.

AND

Fletcher, James William 22 Jun 1885 - 24 Apr 1962         CCR 3 May 1962 p1

Funeral services for James William Fletcher, 76, of Chadwick who died at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 at his home, were held Sunday, April 28, in Chadwick Union Church with Rev. Roy Shipman officiating. Burial was in Chadwick Cemetery under direction of Adams & Monger of Ozark. He was a lifelong resident of the Chadwick and Garrison communities and was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Teldia, of the home; two sons, Roy of Muskogee, Okla. and James of Wichita, Kan.; two daughters, Mrs. Eva Blankenship of Orosa, Calif. and Mrs. Wilma Royce of Muskogee; two brothers, Frank of Chadwick and Bert of St. Louis; four sisters, Mrs. Ed. Finney and Mrs. Sylvia Fletcher of Chadwick; Mrs. Jim Owens of Ash Grove and Mrs. Walter Woods of Kingston, Okla.; 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

 

Fletcher, Joe 23 Mar 1923 - 5 May 1996  CCH-N 8 May 1996

[Note: Son of Rev. Clement Franklin “Clem”  & Martha Louise (Fredrick) Fletcher; married 27 Oct 1943 Vivian Helen Cobb]

Joe Fletcher, age 73, of Ozark, died Sunday, May 5, 1996, in his home. He was born March 23, 1923 in Alpena, Arkansas, and was the son of Frank and Martha (Fredrick) Fletcher. On October 27, 1943 he married Vivian Helen Cobb. He served his country during World War II in the 17th Airborne Division and was seriously wounded during the Battle of the Bulge, Muese River, January, 1945. He was a disabled veteran and member of Orlan Smith Memorial #11, DAV Mr. Fletcher was a long time employee of Native Wood Products in Ozark. Survivors include: His wife, Vivian; four children and their spouses, Jim and Linda Fletcher, Ozark, Joyce and Randy Hale, Springfield,. Donna and Dan Shively, Ozark, and Larry and Norma Fletcher, Sparta; five grandchildren, Joel Fletcher, Melissa Hale, Augie Harper, Wendy Shively, and Stacy Mayes; a great-grandchild, Sumer Fletcher; three sisters, Fairy Cobb, Sparta, Hazel House, Fullerton, California, and Cathern Smith, Forsyth; and two brothers, David Ricky Fletcher, Ozark, and Lonnie Fletcher, Forsyth. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM. Wednesday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. James "Hobo" Applegate officiating. Burial will be in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery, with military honors provided by VFW Ritual Team, Post #7628.

 

Fletcher, Joseph A. 22 Dec 1851 - 30 Jul 1939 CCR 3 Aug 1939 p1

[Note: Son of Joseph & Sarah (Case) Fletcher; married 1872 Oretta "Retta" Butler; married 1877 Flora Alice Dorland 2 Oct 1858 - 4 Aug 1938]

Joseph A. Fletcher, a resident of Christian county for 74 years, died at his home near Chadwick on Sunday, July 30, at the age of 87. He lived 55 years on the homestead where he passed away. At the age of 21 he was united in marriage to Rita Butler and to this union were born two daughters, Sarah Jane and Mary Alice. The latter, Mary Alice Kelly of Compton, AR survives, but Sarah Jane passed away 26 years ago. This union was broken by the death of his wife. In 1877 he united in marriage with Florice Alice Dorland who passed away a year ago. To this union were born ten children, seven of whom survive. They are Millie Finney, Will Fletcher, Sylvia Workman and Bert Fletcher, all of Chadwick; Ida Owens of Turner, MO, Frank Fletcher of Lowell, AR, and Hattie Johnson of Lawton, OK. Those who preceded their father in death were Louisa Fletcher, George Fletcher and Lillie McDaniel. Besides the eight surviving children, he leaves 26 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and many, many friends and other relatives. Fifty-one years ago he joined the Christian church and remained a member until his death. Funeral services were held Monday, July 31, in the Chadwick cemetery with the Rev. Earl T. Sechler officiating, with burial there under the direction of the John Harris Undertaking Co, of Chadwick.

 

Fletcher, Lillie Marie (Allen) Hale 24 Sep 1912 - 16 Dec 2010 SN-L 20 Dec 2010

[Note: Daughter of Thomas & Myrtle (Swadley) Allen; married 19 Jun 1928 CCM Elmer Louis Hale 3 Jul 1903 - 31 May 1968; married Roscoe Fletcher 28 Feb 1902 - 1 Dec 1977]

Lilly Marie Hale Fletcher passed away peacefully at the age of 98 on Thursday, December 16,  2010. She was born September 24, 1912 in Ozark, Missouri, to Thomas and Myrtle (Swadley) Allen. Lilly was preceded in death by her parents; sons, Gene and Marvin Hale. She is survived by her sons, Delbert and Cecil Hale; daughters, Velma Long and Delores Dick; 24 grandchildren; many great and great-great grandchildren. Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 21, 2010, from 12 to 1 p.m., in Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home at Midtown with service at 1 p.m. The burial will follow in the Prospect Cemetery, Ozark, Mo. On line condolences may be made at www.klingnerfuneralhome.com

 

Fletcher, Martha Louisa (Fredrick) 3 Sep 1893 - 12 Dec 1945 CCR 3 Jan 1946 p1

[Note: Daughter of  Adam & Lucinda (Kermet) Fredrick; married  Rev. Clement Franklin “Clem” Fletcher  6 Jan 1894 - 21 Aug 1978]

Mrs. Martha Louisa Fletcher of Chadwick passed away in the Ozark Osteopathic hospital in Springfield Wednesday, Dec. 12, 1945, at the age of 52 years. In 1914 she was united in marriage to Frank Fletcher in Arkansas and the young couple moved soon thereafter to Chadwick, Mo. Six children were born to this union. She was converted at an early age and lived a true and faithful Christian life. Survivors are her husband, Frank; one son, Joe of Chadwick; three daughters, Kathryn of the home; Mrs. Hazel House and Mrs. Fairy Cobb of Chadwick; five grandchildren; five sisters and five brothers. Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon, Dec. 14, in the Chadwick Union church by Rev. Worth Caughron of Ozark. Interment was in the Chadwick cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

Fletcher, Robert L. 18 Feb 1953 - 8 Apr 1986 OH 17 Apr 1986 p5

[Note: Son of Harold Morgan & Joan (Turgon) Fletcher]

Services for Robert L. Fletcher, 33, Springfield, formerly of Billings, were held April 11 in Meadors Chapel, Billings, with the Rev. Robert Shank officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Mr. Fletcher died April 8 in Cox Medical Center emergency room after an apparent heart attack. Survivors include one son, Adam Lynn Fletcher, Springfield; two brothers, Allen Fletcher, Strafford and Gary Fletcher, Springfield; three sisters, Patsy Samsell, Weimer, Texas, Teresa Wilson, Republic and Donna Baker, Billings; and his maternal grandmother, Emma Fletcher, Springfield

 

Fletcher, Roscoe 28 Feb 1902 - 1 Dec 1977 OH 8 Dec 1977 p11

[Note: married Lillie Marie Allen 24 Sep 1912 - 16 Dec 2010 m/1 Hale; birth date from SSDI conflicts with obit]

OZARK - Services for Roscoe Fletcher, 77 of the Oakwood community southwest of Chadwick in Christian County, were at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Harris Chapel here with burial in Clark Cemetery near Squires. Mr. Fletcher died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Springfield Osteopathic Hospital after a short illness. He was a native and longtime resident of Squires. Surviving are his wife, Lillie; two daughters, Mrs. Opal Howard, Chelan, Wash. and Mrs. Virgie Humbard, Bixby, Oklahoma; five sons, Cecil and Robert, both of Garnett, Kan., Dean, Rich Hill, Louie, Yakima, Wash. and Bernie, Great Bend, Kan.; four stepsons, Eugene and Marvin Hale, both of Reeds Spring, and Delbert and Cecil Hale, both of Springfield, two step-daughters, Mrs. Delores Dick, Springfield and Mrs. Velma Long, Walnut Grove and 21 grandchildren

 

Flood, Aaron P. 26 Sep 1856 - 29 Jan 1929 CCR 31 Jan 1929 p1

[Note: Son of James & Charallet (Cox) Flood; married Martha; died of skull fracture, MO DC says “supposedly killed by a horse“]

A. P. Flood died at his home 3 miles west of Montague, January 20th, from being kicked by a horse. He was 72 years old. Funeral services were held January 25th at the Flood church at 2 o’clock p.m. with burial in Flood cemetery under the direction of T. B. Chaffin.

 

Flood, Ada (Stockstill) 28 Feb 1886 - 16 Oct 1950 CCR 19 Oct 1950

[Note: Daughter of Allen & Ingaboh May (  ) Stockstill]

Mrs. Ada Flood died Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Cox, on Route 7, Springfield, at the age of 64. She was born on February 28, 1886, and was the daughter of Allen and Ingaboh May Stockstill. She was a member of the Baptist church. She had resided in Springfield the past 25 years. Other survivors besides the daughter, Mrs. Cox, include four grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Lula Curbow of Rt. 1 Billings; and one brother, Willie Stockstill of 631 S. Nettleton, Springfield. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Pleasant View Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Leo Katchel. Burial was in Flood cemetery under direction of Harris of Clever.

 

Flood, Adelia "Dede" (Farmer) 13 Aug 1915 - 9 Mar 2005 SN-L 11 Mar 2005

[Note: Daughter of Louis Newton & Grace Adelia (Monroe) Farmer; married 23 Oct 1936 Clifford Wasson Flood 8 Jun 1914 - 25 Sep 2003]

Adelia "Dede" Flood passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2005, in Ozark Riverview Manor. She was born August 13, 1915, the daughter of Louis Newton and Grace Adelia (Monroe) Farmer. A lifelong Ozark resident, she graduated from Ozark High School in 1933. On October 23, 1936, she and Clifford Wasson Flood were united in marriage. Mrs. Flood was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Ozark where she served as nursery superintendent for many years, as well as secretary and treasurer. She also served the church on various committees. Mrs. Flood was employed by Christian County in several offices over the years. Survivors include: a daughter and son-in-law, Patty and Gary McDaniel, Ozark; grandchildren and their spouses, Mike and Lou Ann Flood, Ozark, Peter and Brenda Flood, Olathe, Kansas, Jason and Erin Flood, Kirksville, Keith and Michele McDaniel, Rogersville, Kevin McDaniel, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Dana and Chuck Murfin, Sparta; great-grandchildren, Alexis, Zachary, and Haley Flood, Kena and Jared Flood, Ryan and Aiden Flood, Chase and Trey McDaniel, and Nathan, Nicholas and Marissa Murfin; sisters-in-law, Martha Flood, Dora Revel, Vivian Farmer, Jean Workman, and Eloise Flood; a brother-in-law, Clyde Flood; nieces; nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Clifford, who died on September 25, 2003. She was also preceded in death by a son, David Wesley Flood; two granddaughters, Nancy Ann McDaniel and Kellie Flood; three sisters, Dorothy Moore, Mildred Workman, and Roxcena Deeds; three brothers, Harold Farmer, L.N. Farmer, Jr. and Byrl Farmer; and her parents. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Ozark Riverview Manor for their loving care. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 13th in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Troy Rhoden and Rev. Jim Jeffries officiating. Burial will follow in Ozark Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Ozark Building Fund.

 

Flood, Arnie F. (Martin) Apr 1889 - 21 Jan 1946 CCR 24 Jan 1946 p1

[Note: Daughter of James N. & Martha (  ) Martin; married James Flood]

Mrs. Arnie Flood, 56, wife of James Flood of near Highlandville, died at 4:40 a.m. Monday at her home. Surviving besides her husband are a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Campbell of Kansas City, Kan.; three brothers, Ross and Jesse Martin of Oregon, and Dolph Martin of Highlandville, and three sisters, Mrs. Florence Rothermill of Highlandville, Mrs. Liddie Gilmore of California and Mrs. Vesta Green of Oregon. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Pleasant View church by the Rev. Floyd Hanks of Springfield. Burial was in the Flood cemetery under direction of the Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Flood, Beulah 3 Jan 1905 - 30 Dec 1980 OH 8 Jan 1981

Services for Mrs. Beulah Flood, 75, Ponce de Leon, were held Jan. 1 in Highlandville Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Gary Phipps officiating. Burial was in Flood Cemetery. Mrs. Flood died Dec. 30 at Springfield MediCenter after a long illness. A lifelong resident of the Ponce de Leon community, she was a member of Highlandville Assembly of God Church. Survivors include a daughter, Frances Eisenhour, Spokane; two sisters, Alpha Carlson, Elma, Wash. and Alma Gherts, Forest Grove, Ore.; one granddaughter and two great grandsons.

 

Flood, Charley 15 Feb 1910 - 24 Jul 1977 OH 28 Jul 1977 p12

[Note: Son of William & Veda (Bailey) Flood]

HIGHLANDVILLE - Charley Flood, 67, Highlandville died at 10:15 a.m. Sunday in Cox Medical Center, Springfield after a long illness. He had lived in the Flood community west of here all his life. Survivors include two brothers, Gilbert of Highlandville and Dale of Veneta, Ore. and four sisters, Mrs. Betty Moody, Highlandville, Mrs. Ethel Magers, Santee, Calif., Mrs. Reitha Wright, Clever and Mrs. Flossie Leach, Lodi, Calif. Harris of Ozark will announce arrangements.

 

Flood, Clifford Wasson 8 Jun 1914 - 24 Sep 2003  SN-L 28 Sep 2003

[Note: Son of Fountain Sylvester “Tom“ & Plina Ophelia (Thompson) Flood; married 23 Oct 1936 Adelia “Dede” Farmer 13 Aug 1915 - 9 Mar 2005]

Clifford Wasson Flood, age 89, of Ozark, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003, at his home. He was born June 8, 1914, in the Jamesville community, south of Nixa, the son of Fountain and Plina Ophelia (Thompson) Flood. He and Adelia Farmer were married Oct. 23, 1936, in Mount Vernon, Mo. Mr. Flood was employed by Armours Creamery in Springfield before moving to Ozark where he worked as a foreman for Major Cheese for twenty-five years. He later was employed by the State Department of Agriculture as a Dairy Inspector until retirement. He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Ozark where he served as a deacon and Bible study teacher. For twenty-five years he served the Lord in Nursing Home Ministry. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Lloyd Flood, Jake Flood and Leslie Flood; a sister, Ethel Doran; a son, David Wesley Flood; and granddaughters, Nancy Ann McDaniel and Kellie Flood. Survivors include his wife, Dede; a daughter and son-in-law, Patty and Gary McDaniel, Ozark; a brother, Clyde Flood and his wife, Eloise, Springfield; a sister, Dora Revel, Springfield; a sister-in-law, Martha Flood, Ozark; grandchildren and their spouses, Mike and Louann Flood, Ozark, Peter and Brenda Flood, Olathe, Kan., Jason and Erin Flood, Kirksville, Keith and Michele McDaniel, Rogersville, Kevin McDaniel, Las Vegas, Nev., and Dana and Chuck Murfin, Sparta; great-grandchildren, Alexis, Zachary and Haley Flood, Kena and Jared Flood, Ryan Flood, Chase and Trey McDaniel, and Nathan and Nicholas Murfin; nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Allen Harrison and Rev. Troy Rhoden officiating. Burial will follow in Ozark Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ozark First Baptist Church Building Fund.

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Flood, Clifford Wasson 8 Jun 1914 - 25 Sep 2003

Clifford Wasson Flood, age 89, of Ozark, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003, at his home. He was born June 8, 1914, in the Jamesville community, south of Nixa, the son of Fountain and Plina Ophelia (Thompson) Flood. He and Adelia Farmer were married Oct. 23, 1936, in Mount Vernon, Mo. Mr. Flood was employed by Armours Creamery in Springfield before moving to Ozark where he worked as a foreman for Major Cheese for twenty-five years. He later was employed by the State Department of Agriculture as a Dairy Inspector until retirement. He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Ozark where he served as a deacon and Bible study teacher. For twenty-five years he served the Lord in Nursing Home Ministry. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Lloyd Flood, Jake Flood and Leslie Flood; a sister, Ethel Doran; a son, David Wesley Flood; and granddaughters, Nancy Ann McDaniel and Kellie Flood. Survivors include his wife, Dede; a daughter and son-in-law, Patty and Gary McDaniel, Ozark; a brother, Clyde Flood and his wife, Eloise, Springfield; a sister, Dora Revel, Springfield; a sister in-law, Martha Flood, Ozark; grandchildren and their spouses, Mike and Louann Flood, Ozark, Peter and Brenda Flood, Olathe, Kan., Jason and Erin Flood, Kirksville, Keith and Michele McDaniel, Rogersville, Kevin McDaniel, Las Vegas, Nev., and Dana and Chuck Murfin, Sparta; great-grandchildren, Alexis, Zachary and Haley Flood, Kena and Jared Flood, Ryan Flood, Chase and Trey McDaniel, and Nathan and Nicholas Murfin; nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Allen Harrison and Rev. Troy Rhoden officiating. Burial will follow in Ozark Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ozark First Baptist Church Building Fund. Springfield News-Leader, September 28 2003.

 

Firgard, Agnes C. (Miller) 1 Feb 1922 - 4 Nov 1982 OH 11 Nov 1982 p8

[Note: Daughter of Matthew Franklin & Mary Denholm (Hammond) Miller; married 20 May 1944 Oscar Firgard 6 Jun 1914 - 2 Jun 1980]

Services for Agnes C. Firgard, 60, Branson, formerly of Ozark, were held Nov. 7 at Harris Funeral Chapel in Ozark with Arthur C. Fullbright officiating. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery. Mrs. Firgard died Nov. 4 at Skaggs Community Hospital, Branson after a long illness. Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Mary Miller, Branson; a sister, Mrs. Jean Rantz, Highlandville; a brother, Duane Miller, Waterloo, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Fischer, Gerald Leo 12 Aug 1943 - 14 Apr 2012 SN-L 16 Apr 2012

[Note: Son of Edwin H. & Virginia J. “Virgie“ (McNerney) Fischer; married Nancy Jo]

            Mr. Gerald Leo Fischer was born August 12, 1943, in Verona, Missouri. He died April 14, 2012 after a sudden illness. Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Virginia Fischer; a sister, Millie Lou, and his beloved nephew, Darrill. Gerald is survived by: his wife, Nancy Jo; son Jason and wife Michelle; granddaughters Aubrey and Kaitlin, who were the lights of his life; daughter Christa Mitchell and husband Jeff; sister Judy Schmidtke; brothers Jack, Bob and his wife Mary Ann, Bill and his wife Christine; uncle Bud McNerney and Sandra; many nieces, nephews, cousins, his poker buddies, dear friends, and church family. Gerald served his country in the U.S. Navy and was enjoying retirement. No visitation is planned. A memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 18, 2012, in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Billings, with Father John Braun officiating, under direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Gerald chose to be cremated. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's St. Vincent De Paul Pantry in Billings. Online condolences and pictures may be shared at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com


Fish, Charles Robert 17 Nov 1925 - 17 Aug 2003 SN-L 19 Aug 2003

[Note: Son of Earnest & Lettie (Hicks) Fish; married 26 Dec 1946 Wilma Naugle]

Charles Robert Fish, the son of Earnest and Lettie Hicks Fish, was born in Springfield, Missouri, on November 17, 1925 and passed away at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas on August 17, 2003 at the age of 77 years and 9 months. On December 26, 1946 he was united in marriage to Wilma Naugle in Mountain Home, Arkansas, who survives. Also surviving is one daughter, Jalana Jenkins and husband, Kenny, of Sparta, Missouri; and one son, Randy E. Fish of Rolla, Missouri. Additional survivors are two grandchildren, Keith and wife, Debbie Jenkins, of Sparta, Missouri, and Jason Fish of Peace Valley, Missouri; four great-grandchildren, Kelsey Jenkins, Bradley Jenkins, and Nicole Jenkins all of Sparta, MO, and Caleb Surrette of Peace Valley, MO; sister-in-law, Perna Hailey; special nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews, cousins, and many friends. He was preceded in death by his infant son and daughter, Terry Kevin and Sherry Jean; his parents, Earnest Fish and Lettie Hicks Fish (who died during childbirth); also his grandparents, Robert and Laura Hicks, who raised him in their home from birth; grandson, Ken Jenkins; mother-in-law, Mae Naugle; and brother-in-law, Robert Hailey. He graduated from the College of Mortuary Science in St. Louis, Missouri, and became a licensed mortician and funeral director, having worked at that profession for 44 years for the Clinkingbeard Funeral Homes in Gainesville and Ava, Missouri. He also served as the Ozark County Coroner for many years. He was a veteran and served in World War II in Company A, 61st Armored Infantry Battalion 10th Armored Division, under the command of General George Patton. He was a charter member of the Gainesville Lions Club and a faithful member of the Church of Christ. He and his wife, Wilma, owned and operated the business "Wilma's Apple Dolls" for many years and he truly enjoyed playing Ozark Mountain Folk Music. Charles loved to visit with friends and family and walk his dog, Pieree. Visitation will be today, August 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 20, in Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville, Missouri. Burial will follow in Wasola in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

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Fish, Charles Robert 17 Nov 1925 - 17 Aug 2003

Charles Robert Fish, the son of Earnest and Lettie Hicks Fish, was born at Springfield, on Nov. 17, 1925, and died at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, AR on Aug. 17, 2003, at the age of 77 years and nine months.  On Dec. 26, 1946, he was united in marriage to Wilma Naugle, at Mt. Home, Ark., who survives. Also surviving is one daughter, Jalana Jenkins and husband Kenny, Sparta, and one son, Randy E. Fish, Rolla. Survivors also include two grandchildren, Keith and wife Debbie Jenkins, Sparta, and Jason Fish, Peace Valley; four great-grandchildren, Kelsey Jenkins, Bradley Jenkins, and Nicole Jenkins all of Sparta, and Caleb Surrette, Peace Valley; and sister-in-Law Perna Hailey; special nieces; nephews; great and great-great nieces and nephews; cousins and many friends. He was preceded in death by his infant son and daughter, Terry Kevin and Sherry Jean; his parents, Earnest Fish and Lettie Hicks Fish, who died during childbirth; his grandparents, Robert and Laura Hicks, who raised him in their home from birth; grandson Ken Jenkins; mother-in-law Mae Naugle and brother-in-law Robert Hailey. Fish graduated from the College of Mortuary Science in St. Louis, and became a licensed mortician and funeral director and worked in that profession for 44 years for the Clinkingbeard Funeral Homes at Gainesville and Ava. He also served as the Ozark County Coroner for many years. He was a veteran and served in World War II in Company A, 61st Armored Infantry Battalion 10th Armored Division under the command of General George Patton. He was a charter member of the Gainesville Lions Club and a faithful member of the Church of Christ. He and his wife, Wilma, owned and operated the business "Wilma's Apple Dolls" for many years, and he truly enjoyed playing Ozark Mountain folk music. Fish loved to visit with friends and family and walk his dog, Pieree. Services were held at 2 p.m. Aug. 20 at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home at Gainesville. Burial was at Wasola in the Oak Grove Cemetery. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2003

 

Fisher, Henry “Harry” 4 Oct 1888 - 28 Feb 1930 CCR 6 Mar 1930

[Note: Son of William H. & Martha (Draper) Fisher; married Alice; no record in Chaffin record; no stone in Highlandville Cemetery; Blacksmith; fractured skull when accidentally fell out of window at home in Kansas City]

Henry Fisher, aged 41 years, died in Kansas City Feb. 28,1930. He is survived by his wife and children, besides other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held March 2 at 3:30 p.m. in the Funeral Home of the Ozark Undertaking Co. by Rev. Swadley of Springfield with burial in Highlandville cemetery under direction of T.B. Chaffin.

 

Fisher, Jack D. 16 Jul 1936 - 9 Apr 2007 SN-L 11 Apr 2007

[Note: married Delores]

Jack D. Fisher, 70, Clever, passed away April 9, 2007, in Cox Hospital after a lengthy illness. His Baptist faith and love of gospel music sustained him through trying times and pain. He was retired, with 25 years, from McDonnell Douglas/Boeing in St. Louis. In later years he enjoyed their country home, over the road driving, and working at D & D Feed in Nixa. He is survived by his wife, Delores; a son, Douglas, Alabama; a brother, Bob, Washington; three stepsons; Eddie, Scott, and Dwight Ebersold; and six grandchildren. No visitation or services are planned at Jack's request. A memorial service is planned for later. Cremation will be under direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Season's Hospices, 1354 East Kingsley, Springfield, MO 65804. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.

 

Fisher, LaDonna Mae 21 Nov 1906 - Oct 1975 OH 6 Nov 1975 p7

[Note: married Horace C. “Jimmy” Fisher]

Mrs. LaDonna Mae Fisher, 69, of Route 9, died at 1 a.m. Wednesday in her home after a short illness. Mrs. Fisher had been a resident of Springfield for 25 years and was associated with her husband who operated Fisher’s Hiboy and Fisher’s Steak House. She was a member of King’s Way Methodist Church and secretary of Missouri Prayer Band. Survivors include her husband, H. C. “Jimmy”; one son, Jack of Tuba City, Ariz.; two daughters, Mrs. Suzette Rogers and Mrs. Elizabeth Garrett, both of Springfield; four sisters, Mrs. Theo VandiVeer, also of Route 9, Mrs. Velma Johnson of Des Plaines, Ill., Mrs. Mabel Hillock of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Mrs. Vermelta Scott of Midland, Tex. and six grandchildren. Services were at 2 p.m. Friday in Rivermonte Chapel with the Rev. Gene Atkins officiating. Burial was in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

 

Fisher, Nelson “Nelse” 1861 - 2 Mar 1936 CCR 5 Mar 1936 p1

[Note: Son of Payton T. & Mary E. (?) Fisher; married 12 Oct 1884 Maggie J. Windle]

Nelse Fisher, aged 74, died Monday, March 2, 1936. He united with the Christian church at Highlandville 40 years ago. He leaves 1 brother, Joe Fisher of California. 2 sisters, Myrtle Arnold of Springfield and Ida Davis of Highlandville, besides a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Jones cemetery Tuesday, March 3 at 2 p.m. conducted by Rev. Harding of Nixa. Burial was made under the direction of the B.C. Klepper Funeral Home.

Contributed by Jim Cochran.

 

Fisher, Paul “Boy” 25 Jul 1892 - 8 Mar 1972 CCR 16 Mar 1972 p4

[Note: married Callie]

Paul Fisher, 79, of Rockaway Beach, lifelong resident of Taney County, died Wednesday morning at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, after an illness of two years. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Oak Ridge Full Gospel Church. Survivors include his wife, Callie; a son, Ross, of Independence, a sister, Mrs. Anna Browning, Rockaway Beach; a stepson, Lance Keithley, Orlando, Fla.; and three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were at  1 p.m. Saturday in Oak Ridge Full Gospel Church south of Ozark with the Rev. Wilbur Blansit officiating. Burial was in Ozark Memorial Park at Branson under direction of Clarkson of Forsyth.

 

Fisher, Payton T. 6 Dec 1901 - 29 Jan 1921 CCR 11 Feb 1921 p1

[Note: Son of Joseph F. & Minerva L. “Nervy” (Howard) FisherSpelling from tombstone varies from spelling in obit; No MODC found]

In Memory of Paton Fisher who died January 29, 1921 and was buried in the Jones’ cemetery February 1, 1921. Paton enlisted in the U. S. army December 29, 1921, [sic] and was there about one month. He was about 19 years of age and was loved by all who knew him. He leaves a mother, father, five sisters, four brothers and a host of friends to mourn his loss. Uncle Jim White preached his funeral at the cemetery.

Fisher, Rondal Lindsey, Rev. 13 Jan 1930 - 1 Apr 2012 SN-L 4 Apr 2012

[Note: Son of Irl Lindsey & Anna Mae ( ) Fisher; married 20 Jun 1953 Tilda Ann Trantham]

            Rondal L. Fisher, 82, Ozark. Arrangements: Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

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Fisher, Rondal Lindsey, Rev. 13 Jan 1930 - 1 Apr 2012 AdamsFH

            Rondal Lindsey Fisher, age 82 of Ozark, passed away April 1, 2012 in the Baptist Home. He was born in Blytheville Arkansas on January 13, 1930, the son of Irl Lindsey and Anna Mae Fisher. Ron’s early years were in the Holland, Missouri school systems. At the age of 14 his parents moved the Couch, Missouri where he finished his high school education. He went on to attend Missouri University in Columbia. Ron served a year of active duty with the Navy and six years of inactive duty. Rondal married Tilda Ann Trantham on June 20, 1953. Survivors include: his wife; two sons, Jeffery LaWaun Fisher, St. Charles, Missouri and Rondal Kelly Fisher and wife Darla, South Hutchinson, Kansas; seven grandchildren, Danielle Perrin and husband Cary, Hannibal, Missouri, Jennifer Dement and husband Gabe, Sikeston, Missouri, Andrew Fisher and wife Jessica, St. Charles, and Lindsey and Karissa Fisher, South Hutchinson, Kansas; and five great grandchildren, K.J., Van and Molly Ann Perrin and Karleigh and Tucker Dement. Ron’s first public employment was in civil service government offices in Washington, DC. He later transferred back to St. Louis. While in St. Louis he accepted the call to ministry and began ministry as Assistant Pastor of West Park Baptist Church in St. Louis. He finished his undergraduate degree at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas. He then completed his Master of Divinity degree at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Ron pastored churches at Sorento, Illinois, First Baptist Church Van Buren Missouri, Riverview Baptist Church in St. Louis and First Baptist Church Affton in St. Louis. He was Assistant Pastor at Christ Memorial Baptist Church, St. Louis and First Baptist Church LaGrange, Missouri. He led music at Port Caddo Baptist Church in Marshall, Texas. In retirement he did interim work and taught/led small group Bible classes. His membership was at First Baptist Church West Plains, Missouri. He leaves a great legacy of love for God and his family. He will be missed but we are so grateful for the wisdom, love and memories with which he has blessed us. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Baptist Home, 1625 W. Garton Road, Ozark, MO 65721 or in care of the funeral home. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, April 5 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will follow at 1:00 pm in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation will be from 5-7 pm Wednesday in the funeral home. 


Fisher, Ruby Fern 30 Mar 1913 - 6 Jan 2006 SN-L 8 Jan 2006

Mrs. Ruby Fern Fisher, 92, of Springfield, Mo., passed away on January 6, 2006, in Christian Health Care at Nixa, Mo. She was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Albert and Jeanene Fisher of Highlandville, Mo.; one sister, Jewel Stevenson of Marissa, Illinois; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, January 9, 2006, in Ozarks Memorial Park Cemetery, Branson, Mo., under the care of Herman H. Lohmeyer Funeral Home. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today in the funeral home. Online condolences can be made at www.hhlohmeyer.com.

 

Fisher, Ruby Vida (Mahan) 12 Jul 1927 - 11 Apr 2009 SN-L 14 Apr 2009

[Note: married 19 Dec 1938 William Robert “Bob” Fisher 17 Oct 1921 - 30 Oct 1992 ??? ; names match Christian County marriage record, but identity must be wrong, since it‘s unlikely a 11 year old would have married]

Ruby Vida Fisher, age 81, passed away at 7:55 a.m. on Saturday, April 11, 2009, in the Hot Spring County Medical Center in Malvern, Arkansas after suffering respiratory shutdown. She had been a 30 years resident of Nixa and the Finley River Community, and was a long-time member of the Riverdale Baptist Church, south of Nixa. Mrs. Fisher was the wife of William R. Fisher who preceded her in death. She is survived by her daughter, Dana L. Martin, wife of Dr. Ken Martin, with whom she was living; three grandchildren, Tamara Carlile, Brian Martin, and Shalon Thrush; and five great-grandchildren, Brady, Blake, and Morgan Carlile, and Taylor and Addison Thrush. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 15 in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Pastor Tommy Bilyeu officiating. Burial will follow in Jones-Chastain Cemetery. Visitation will be held in the Funeral Home, on Tuesday, from the hours of 6 to 8 p.m.

Fisher, William Robert “Bob” 17 Oct 1921 - 30 Oct 1992 NN-E 11 Nov 1992

[Note: Son of Clarence & Mary (  ) Fisher; married 19 Dec 1938 Ruby Vida Mahan 12 Jul 1927 - 11 Apr 2009; names match Christian County marriage record, but it‘s unlikely an 11 year old would have married]

William R. “Bob” Fisher, 71, Nixa died Friday morning, Oct. 30, in Cox Medical Center South. He was born Oct. 17, 1921, in Herrin, Ill. to Clarence and Mary Fisher. He was a member of Riverdale Baptist Church, where he served as Sunday School director for 13 years. He served in the U. S. Marine Corps in World War II and was a member of Friend Lodge A. F. and A. M. He is survived by his wife, Ruby, of the home; a daughter, Dana Lee Martin, Malvern, Ark; three grandchildren, Tamara Lynn Carlile, Frankfort, Ind; Brian William Martin and Shalon Lee Martin, Malvern, Ark; a brother, Gene Fisher, Collinsville, ILL; and a sister, Betty Domescik, Collinsville, Ill. Services were held Monday, Nov. 2 in Harris Colonial Chapel, Ozark with the Rev. Tommy Bilyeu officiating. Burial was in Jones-Chastain Cemetery, south of Nixa.

 

Fisk, ? died  Mar 1932  CCR 7 Apr 1932 p1

[Note: married Jack Fisk]

Mrs. P.H. Wills received a message recently of the death of Mrs. Jack Fisk of Dallas, Texas. Mrs. Fisk was the widow of Conductor Fisk, who was about the second conductor to operate on the Chadwick Flyer after the road was built.

 

Fisk, Audrey Jean (Eaves) c1936 - 26 Sep 2009 SN-L 29 Sep 2009

[Note: married Ted Fisk]

Audrey Jean Fisk, 72, Nixa formerly of Republic, passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2009 in St. John's Hospital, following an extended illness. Audrey was born in the Luck Community near Walnut Grove and graduated from Walnut Grove High School in 1954. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Church. She was married to Ted Fisk and is survived by three children, son, Roger Fisk and wife Sharon, who is serving in the U.S. Coast Guard in Florida; two daughters, Pamela Nguyen and Connie Agee, both of Nixa, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; one sister, Carol Willoughby and husband Edward of Ozark, Mo.; and two sisters-in-law, Verna Eaves and Sharon Eaves; and a host of nieces and nephews and many friends. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 in Wilson Brim Daniel Funeral Home, Walnut Grove, with Rev. Scott Killingsworth officiating with interment following in Greene Lawn Cemetery, Walnut Grove. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today in the Walnut Grove Chapel where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m.

 

Fisk, Ethel D. (?) Gay 23 Jan 1894 - 6 Aug 1988 OH 11 Aug 1988

Ethel D. Fisk, 94, of Ozark, died at 2:30 pm Aug 6 at Springfield Community Hospital. Services for Mrs. Fisk were held at 1 pm Wednesday at the Harris Chapel, Ozark, with E. J. Hampton officiating. Graveside services followed at Sounder Cemetery, Wassola. Mrs. Fisk, a native of Ozark County, had resided in several western states for much of her early life. She returned to Missouri in 1945, and was living in Ozark at the time of her death. She is survived by two sons, Warren A. Gay, Phoenix, AZ, and Don O. Gay, Granite City, IL; four daughters, Vivian Allen, Ozark, Grace Mills, Columbia, Louise Sykes, Vancouver, WA, and Bea Brandenburger, Springfield; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and one sister, Mrs. Vada Bennett, Wassola.

 

Fitch, Nellie (Callaway) 8 Aug 1887 - 14 Feb 1962 CCR 22 Feb 1962 p1

[Note: Daughter of John Hotten & Nancy C. (Morris) Callaway]

[Note: apparently an error on parents of Nora “Birdie” Boyd - same birthdate & residence as Nora (Calloway) Boyd]

Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie Fitch, 74 of Springfield, who died Wednesday, Feb. 14 at St. John’s Hospital after a lingering illness, were held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the Klingner Chapel, with Walter Billingsley officiating. Burial was in Monger Cemetery near Sparta. She was a member of the Broadway and Madison Church of Christ in Springfield.. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Nora Boyd of Kansas City; one stepson, Joe W. Fitch of Springfield; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Uns Hamel of Greensboro, N. C.; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Fitch, William 13 Jul 1913 - 18 Mar 1983  OH 24 Mar 1983 p9

[Note: married Billie]

Services for William Fitch. 69, Springfield, were held March 21 in Greenlawn North Chapel., Burial was  in Maple Park Cemetery. Mr. Fitch died March 18 in Cox Medical Center, Springfield, after a long illness. Survivors include his wife, Billie; a daughter, Mrs. Sue Brumley, Nixa; and a son, William S., Kansas City.

 

Fite, Joe Cecil 6 Dec 1919 - 8 Apr 1987 OH 16 Apr 1987 p7

[Note: married Eula Mae 5 Nov 1924 - 20 Feb 2002]

Services for Joe Cecil Fite, 67, Springfield, were held April 11 in Ayre-Goodwin Chapel with the Rev. Guy Lawyer officiating. Burial was in Maple Park Cemetery. Mr. Fite died April 8 in Springfield Community Hospital following a long illness. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church, United Lodge No. 5, St. John’s Commandry and About Ben Adhem Shrine. He was a member of the Legion of Honor, the DAV, and a charter member of the Ozark Antique Auto Club. He was in the amateur Softball Hall of Fame and a former driver for Continental Trailways for 15 years. A Navy veteran of World War II, he played semi-pro softball for USS Langley in Chesapeake Bay and Hawaii. Survivors include his wife, Eula Mae; a son, Bill McConnell, Ozark; two daughters, Candace Hamm, Kailua, Hawaii, and Cecile Walker, Springfield; a sister, Violet Avright, Hobbs, N. M.; and six grandchildren.

 

Fitzgerald, Betty Jo (Swearengin) 29 Jul 1932 - 30 Dec 2009  SN-L 31 Dec 2009

[Note: Daughter of Murlin & Ida (Yates) Swearengin; married 27 Oct 1951 Emra Fitzgerald 16 Mar 1923 - 26 Mar 1996]

Betty Swearengin Fitzgerald, age 77, of Sparta, passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2009, in Glenwood Healthcare, Seymour. She was born July 29, 1932 in Dogwood, the daughter of Murlin and Ida (Yates) Swearengin. On October 27, 1951, she was united in marriage to Emra Fitzgerald. He preceded her in death as well as her parents and a brother, Tommy. Betty attended Dogwood Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. Survivors include three brothers, Jimmy Swearengin and wife Katherine, Dean Swearengin and wife Dortha, all of Sparta, and Dwight Swearengin and wife, Diana, Seymour; three sisters, Peggy Grimes and husband Jess, Rogersville, Joan Workman and husband Stanley, Dogwood, and Janis Preston and husband Bill, Sparta; two special nieces, Melanie Mayes and Mikka Swearengin; and many other relatives. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Glenwood Healthcare and Preferred Hospice. A graveside funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 2, in Dogwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Fitzgerald, Elsie Mae (Adams) 21 Mar 1920 - 19 Apr 2007 SN-L 21 Apr 2007

[Note: Daughter of Frank & Alice (Heath) Adams; married Merman L. Fitzgerald 19 May 1916 - 3 Aug 1982]

Elsie Mae Fitzgerald, age 87, of Sparta, passed away April 19, 2007, in Cox Hospital. She was born on March 21, 1920, to Frank and Alice Heath Adams. Elsie retired from FASCO in 1986. She was a member of Union Hill Church, Oldfield, and enjoyed piecing quilts, sewing, crocheting, garden club, and participating in church activities. Her survivors include her daughter, Veta Buxton and husband, Ellis, Sparta; her son, Donald Fitzgerald and wife, Betty, of Elkhead; three grandchildren, Lorna Barr, Malinda Todd, both of Elkhead, and Deborah McHaffie of Bruner; and three great-grandchildren, Levi Barr, Cheyenne Todd, and Cody McHaffie. She was preceded in death by her husband, Merman Fitzgerald, August 3, 1982; two daughters, Shirley Wheeler and Sharon Kay Fitzgerald; and two brothers, Gordan and Dillard Adams. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. today, April 21, at Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Services will take place Sunday at 2 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home, Ozark with Lee Maggard officiating. Burial will follow at Hall Cemetery at Mound, Douglas County.

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Fitzgerald, Elsie Mae 1919 - 19 Apr 2007 CCH-N 2 May 2007

Elsie Mae Fitzgerald, age 87, of Sparta, passed away April 19, 2007, in Cox Hospital.  ©Ozarks Newsstand 2007

 

Fitzgerald, Emra Floyd 16 Mar 1923 - 26 Mar 1996  CCH-N 30 Mar 1996

[Note: Son of Walter & Stella (Lakey) Fitzgerald; married 27 Oct 1951 Betty Jo Swearengin 29 Jul 1932 - 30 Dec 2009]

Emra Floyd Fitzgerald, age 73, of Sparta, died Tuesday, March 26, 1996 in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born March 16, 1923 in Seymour and was the son of Walter and Stella (Lakey) Fitzgerald. He was a World War II veteran. On October 27, 1951 he was united in marriage to Betty Jo Swearengin. Mr. Fitzgerald lived throughout his life in Douglas and Christian Counties, and was a self-employed truck driver for many years. He was also employed by FASCO Industries. His parents preceded him in death as well as a brother, Merman Fitzgerald. Survivors include: his wife, Betty Fitzgerald; a brother, Herman Fitzgerald and his wife, Lois, Davenport, Iowa; eight sisters, Vonice Rose and her husband, Jim, Bonnie Williams and her husband, Carl, and Nola Gifford, all of Ava, Zora Fitzgerald, Stella Fitzgerald, and Erma Lee Lupton and her husband, Jim, all of Seymour, Genevieve Wallace and her husband, Lester, Davenport, Iowa, and Doris Wood and her husband, Bob, Long Lane; nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Kenneth Lupton officiating. Burial was in Dogwood Cemetery.

 

Fitzgerald, Frances (Wasson) 11 Aug 1893 - Feb 1978 OH 16 Feb 1978 p4

[Note: Daughter of William Asbury & Ellen Parthenia (Estes) Wasson; married E. J. Fitzgerald ? - 1935 ]

NIXA - Mrs. Frances L. Wasson Fitzgerald, 84, Liberal, Kan., died Wednesday in Southwest Medical Center there. She was a native of Nixa. Mrs. Fitzgerald was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Wasson, early settlers in the Nixa area. She moved to Liberal with her late husband, E. J. Fitzgerald who died in 1935. She was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and St. Anthony’s Altar Society, Progressive Grange, Chapter FA of PEO and the American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include two sons, Dr. E. J. Fitzgerald, Wichita, Kan and J. W., Liberal; a brother, Joseph Wasson, Green Valley, Ariz,; two sisters, Mrs. Ercell Estes, Sun City, Ariz, and Mrs. Lorene Fleming, Nixa; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

 

Fitzgerald, Merman L. 19 May 1916 - 3 Aug 1982 OH 12 Aug 1982 p10

[Note: Son of Walter & Stella ( ) Fitzgerald; married Elsie Mae Adams 21 Mar 1920 - 19 Apr 2007]

Services for Merman L. Fitzgerald, 66, Oldfield, were held Aug. 5 in Adams Funeral Chapel in Ozark with the Rev.  James “Hobo” Applegate officiating. Burial was in Hall Cemetery. Mr. FItzgerald died Aug. 3 in Cox Medical Center after a short illness. A member of the Baptist church, he was  lifelong resident of Douglas and Christian counties. He was a farmer and auto mechanic. He was retired from the Christian County Road Department. Survivors include his wife, Elsie; a son, Donald, Rogersville; two daughters, Mrs. Veta Buxton, Sparta and Mrs. Shirley Wheeler, Ozark; his mother, Mrs. Stella Fitzgerald, Ava; two brothers, Herman, Bettendorf, Iowa, and Emra, Sparta; eight sisters, Mrs. Erma Lee Lupton, Miss Stella Fitzgerald, Miss Zora Fitzgerald, Mrs. Vonice Rose, Mrs. Nola Gifford and Mrs. Bonnie Williams, all of Ava, Mrs. Genevieve Wallace, Davenport, Iowa, and Mrs. Doria Wood, Bolivar; and three grandchildren.

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Fitzgerald, Merman L. 18 May 1916 - 3 Aug 1982 OH 12 Aug 1982 pB8

Card of Thanks

It’s hard to find words to express our thanks for all the things everyone has done for us during the time Merman was hospitalized and the recent death of our loved one. Thank you for your prayers, flowers, food, cards and visits. A special thanks to Rev. James Hobo Applegate, Shady Grove Quartet and the Adams Funeral Home. May God bless each one of you. Mrs. Elsie Fitagerald   Veta and Ellis Buxton  Donald, Betty, and Deborah Fitzgerald  Shirley, Lorna and Malinda Wheeler  The Fitzgerald Family  30-1tp

 

Fitzpatrick, Austa Mae (Whittington) 16 Feb 1907 - 5 Oct 1982 OH 14 Oct 1982 p11

[Note: Daughter of James Monroe & Mary Alice (Young) Whittington; married 26 Jan 1924  Earl Samuel Fitzpatrick 21 Nov 1903 - 28 Dec 1990]

Services for Austa M. Fitzpatrick, 78, a lifelong resident of Nixa, were held Oct. 8 in Nixa First Baptist Church with the Rec. Kenneth Bandy officiating. Burial was in Payne Cemetery under direction of Harris of Nixa. Mrs. Fitzpatrick died Oct. 5 in St. John’s regional Health Center after an illness of one year. She was a member of Nixa First Baptist church. Survivors include her husband, Earl; two sons, Marshall and Billy, both of Nixa; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

 

Fitzpatrick, Carl H. 4 Oct 1905 - 8 Feb 1990 OH 15 Feb 1990

[Note: Son of Marshall S. & Minnie Ellen (Doran) Fitzpatrick; married 16 May 1925 Mamie Bolin 5 May 1909 - 3 May 1997]

Carl H. Fitzpatrick, 84, Nixa, the son of Marshall and Minnie Fitzpatrick, died in his home Thursday, Feb. 8, 1990, after a long illness. He was born in Christian County Oct. 4, 1905. He was a retired Frisco Railroad machinist and a farmer. He was a member of the Nixa Church of Christ, where he had served as a deacon and elder for 22 years. He is survived by his wife, Mamie, to whom he was married May 16, 1925; three sons, Roger and his wife, Beulah, Nixa, J.D. and his wife, Vera, Republic, and Jack and his wife, Peggy, Forsyth; one daughter, Lalia Thomas and her husband, Frank, Ozark; one sister, Faye Reigert, Springfield; two brothers, Earl of Springfield, and Loren of Nixa; eight grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Randy Fitzpatrick. Services were Sunday in Greenlawn Funeral Home with Winford Lee officiating. Burial was at Payne Cemetery, south of Springfield.

 

Fitzpatrick, Charles Mark 5 Dec 1949 - 5 Sep 2008 SN-L 14 Sep 2008 & CCH-N 17 Sep 2008

[Note: Son of Charles D. & Patsy Ruth (Darr) Fitzpatrick; married 1 Jul 1978 Mary Ross]

Charles Mark Fitzpatrick, lifelong resident of Nixa, was born December 5, 1949. He died September 5, 2008, in his home, surrounded by his loved ones. Mark graduated from Nixa High School in 1967, attended SMS for one year, and joined the Navy Air Corps, where he was involved with jet engines. Mark was self employed at Diversified Plastics for 34 years. He married Mary Ross on July 1, 1978, under a gazebo at her family home. He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Mary; parents, Charles D. and Patsy Ruth Darr Fitzpatrick; sister and brother-in-law, Lisa and Roger Shaw; nephew and niece, Dustin and Caroline Shaw; mother-in-law, Lottie Ross; brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Donna Ross, Joyce and Darl Gooch, Carol and JC Taylor, and Joseph A. Ross; and numerous nieces and nephews, many aunts, uncles, cousins, and many good friends. Mark's wishes to have his eyes donated for corneal transplants and his body for scientific studies to find a cure for ulnar nerve neuropathy are being granted. Because softball was one of his greatest passions, his tried and true softball buddies, "The Hitmen", will plant a tree and erect a memorial named "Fitz's Corner" at Summers at the River Softball Complex. An informal gathering will serve to honor his friendships and dedication to the game. Since Mark dearly loved his dogs Bo and Luke, anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution please donate to the Humane Society of your choice. P.S. Someday we'll dance to our song, "Unchained Melody", again....

Fitzpatrick, David R. 21 Dec 1944 - 3 Feb 2011 SN-L 5 Feb 2011

David R. Fitzpatrick 66, Nixa. Arrangements: Greenlawn Funeral Home North.

 

Fitzpatrick, Dewey L. 1 Jun 1898 - 20 Nov 1967        CCR 23 Nov 1967 p1

[Note: Son of Marshall S. & Minnie Ellen (Doran) Fitzpatrick]

Dewey L. Fitzpatrick, 69, a native of Nixa, died at his home in South Bend, Ind. Monday morning. Mr. Fitzpatrick, who was a hair dresser and cosmetologist, is survived by three brothers, Earl, Carl and Loren, all of Nixa; and one sister, Mrs. Faye Sissel of Springfield. Services will be announced by Harris of Nixa.

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Fitzpatrick, Dewey L. 1 Jun 1898 - 30 Nov 1967      CCR 30 Nov 1967 p1

Funeral services for former Nixa resident Dewey L. Fitzpatrick, 69, South Bend, Ind. were at 2 p.m. Friday in the Harris Chapel in Nixa, with the Rev. Fred Jackman officiating. Burial was in Payne Cemetery.

 

Fitzpatrick, Dora D. (Faught) 5 Aug 1903 - 23 Jan 1997 CCH-N 29 Jan 1997

[Note: Daughter of  Zachariah “Zack” & Martha Jane (Maynard) Faught; married 1921  Hazel Marshall Fitzpatrick]

Dora D. Fitzpatrick, the daughter of Zack and Jane Maynard Faught, was born August 5, 1903. She passed away Thursday, January 23, 1997, in Nixa Park Care Center, following a lengthy illness. She was 93. Dora was born in Christian County and was a lifelong resident of the Nixa area She was a homemaker and a member of the Nixa First Baptist Church. Dora Faught and Hazel Fitzpatrick were united in marriage in 1921. To this  union two sons were born. Together they were privilege to share 35 years. Hazel preceded her in death in 1956. Also preceding her was a grandson, Jon Fitzpatrick. grandson, She is survived by two sons, Wallace Fitzpatrick and Charlie Fitzpatrick, both of Nixa; two grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild and 4 step great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Burl Faught, Springfield and Cletus Faught, Nixa; 1 sister, Clara Wright, Springfield; and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held on Saturday January 25, 1997, in Payne Cemetery, Nixa, with Rev. Kenneth Bandy officiating. Services were held under the direction of Wilson Brim Daniel Funeral Home, Ash Grove.

 

Fitzpatrick, Earl Samuel 21 Nov 1903 - 28 Dec 1990

[Note: Son of Marshall S. & Minnie Ellen (Doran); married Austa Mae Whittington 16 Feb 1907 - 5 Oct 1982]

Earl Fitzpatrick, 87, Nixa, died Friday evening in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield MO following a short illness.  Mr. Fitzpatrick was born 21 Nov 1903 in Nixa to Marshall and Minnie L Bolin Fitzpatrick.  He lived most of his life in Nixa and was a member of First Baptist Church of Nixa.  He  retired from the Frisco Railroad,  He was preceded in death by his Wife, Austa Mae, in 1982.  Survivors include two sons, Bill and his wife Joretta of  Nixa, and Marshall and his wife Betty of also of Nixa; a brother, Loren Fitzpatrick of Nixa; a sister, Faye Reigert, of Springfield; a special friend, Eva Goforth, of Springfield, five grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.  Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in First Baptist Church of Nixa with the Rev. Richard Eakins officiating.  Burial will be in Payne Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark MO. Contributed by Becky Schimek.

 

Fitzpatrick, James Marshall 21 Nov 1903 - 28 Dec 1990

[Note: Son of Earl Samuel & Austa Mae (Whittington) Fitzpatrick; married 2 May 1944 Betty Joe Payne

James Marshall Fitzpatrick was born near Nixa, the son of Samuel Earl and Austa Mae Whittington Fitzpatrick.  On May 2 1944 he and Betty Joe Payne were married.  Mr. Fitzpatrick was a member of First Baptist Church of Nixa. He was employed by Sportsman’s Shop for thirteen years as a mechanic. He had also been a bus driver for Nixa Schools for twenty-two years. Survivors include: his wife, Betty; two sons, Sammie Fitzpatrick and his wife Linda, and David Fitzpatrick, all of Nixa MO, a daughter Mary Alice Wright and her husband Robert, Rogers, Arkansas; a brother, Billy Gene Fitzpatrick and his wife, Joretta, Nixa; twelve grandchildren; and sixteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister.  In memory of James Marshall Fitzpatrick born 3 March 1925 and passed away 16 December 1999. Services; First Baptist Church, Nixa MO. 2:00 p.m. Sunday, 19 December 1999.  Officiating is Dr. Richard Eakins, and Rev. Charlie Allison. Music: "Old Rugged Cross" "In The Garden" "Go Rest High On That Mountain", Charlie Driver, soloist, and Judy McCain Pianist.  Interment in Payne Cemetery.  Adams Funeral Home Nixa MO. Info from funeral card, Marcia Haworth. Contributed by Becky Schimek & Marcia Haworth.

Fitzpatrick, Joe “J. D.”  21 Jun 1934 - 2 Apr 2011 SN-L 4 Apr 2011 & CCH-N 6 Apr 2011
[Note: Son of Carl H. & Mamie (Bolin) Fitzpatrick; married Zona]
Joe "J.D." Fitzpatrick, age 76, of Marionville, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2011. He was born June 21, 1934 in Nixa, the son of Carl and Mamie (Bolin) Fitzpatrick. J.D. was a farmer, had owned and operated area restaurants, and served as a maintenance engineer for Elfindale Retirement Community. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Marionville, and a member of Elks Lodge #409, Springfield. Survivors include his wife, Zona; three sons and their wives, David and Peggy Fitzpatrick, Marionville, Ron and Reta Fitzpatrick, Clever, Carl and Jeannette Fitzpatrick, Marionvillle; two step-children, Donna Ellingsworth, Green Forest, AR, and Randy Lane and wife Kayla, Billings; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Roger Fitzpatrick and wife Beulah, Nixa, Jack Fitzpatrick and wife Peggy, Forsyth; a sister, Lalia Thomas, Ozark; a sister-in-law, Tonya Reuteman, New York; several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 5, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa; Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 6, in Adams Funeral Home, with Pastor Lee Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Payne Cemetery, Nixa. In Lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Payne Cemetery.

Fitzpatrick, Jon Robert 2 Jul 1960 - 16 Sep 2006 SN-L 19 Sep 2006

[Note: Son of Mellville E. & Virginia (Callaway) Fitzpatrick]

Jon Robert Fitzpatrick, age 46, of Nixa, went to be with the Lord, September 16, 2006. He died in his home. Jon was born July 2, 1960, at Burge Protestant Hospital in Springfield, to Mellville E. and Virginia (Callaway) Fitzpatrick. He is survived by his parents; his son, Dustin Tyler; three sisters, Sharon K. Smith and husband Howard, Moberly, Janice E. Langford and husband, Michael, Pierce City, Linda J. Morris and husband, Michael, Ozark; one niece; five nephews; and host of international HAM radio friends. Jon attended grade school in Monett, Jr. High and High School in the Dayton, Ohio area, and Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar. He confessed his faith in Christ and was baptized in 2005. He attended Berwick Community Church in Pierce City. He worked in sales, building construction, property appraisal and farming. Jon was advanced in computer programming and HAM radio operation. For his service as a member of the Republican Presidential Task Force with President George Bush, he was given the Medal of Merit. In recent years, he lived with and cared for his parents. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in South Haven Baptist Church with a memorial celebration at 11 a.m. with Pastor Michael Langford, Pastor Howard Smith, and Dr. J.R. Duncan officiating. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. in Berwick Cemetery, near Pierce City. Arrangements are under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

 

Fitzpatrick, Laverne C. "Nud" 14 Apr 1902 - 24 Feb 1990 OH 1 Mar 1990

[Note: married June Lee]

Laverne C. "Nud" Fitzpatrick, 87, Ozark died Saturday, Feb. 24, 1990, in Ozark Nursing and Care Center, following a long illness. Born in Greenfield, he had lived in Ozark for 40 years. He was retired from the Empire District Electric Co. and was a member of Ozark Christian Church. Survivors include his wife, June Lee Fitzpatrick, a son, Charles Boyer, Garland, Texas; a nephew, Allen Fitzpatrick, Greenfield; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. Funeral services were Monday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Faust Matthews officiating. Burial was in Hazelwood Cemetery, Springfield.

 

Fitzpatrick, Leola (Campbell) 23 Jun 1916 - 23 Nov 2009 SN-L 25 Nov 2009 & SN-L 26 Nov 2009

[Note: Daughter of Clarence Roscoe & Mell Susan (Rader) Campbell; married 1936 Loren Kenneth Fitzpatrick 31 Jul 1915 - 26 Jan 1999]

Leola Fitzpatrick, age 93, of Nixa, passed away Monday, November 23, 2009. She was born June 23, 1916 in Ozark, the daughter of Clarence Roscoe and Mell Susan (Rader) Campbell. She was a graduate of Ozark High School. In 1936, she and Loren Fitzpatrick were united in marriage. They maintained a farm north of Nixa for 62 years. She had been a faithful member of Nixa First Baptist Church since 1952. She loved to sew and cook. Her family especially enjoyed her chicken fried from an iron skillet and her special angel food cake. She was known as Grandma Dude and Aunt Dudy to her family and friends. Survivors include a son, Kenneth Fitzpatrick and wife Joyce, Nixa; two grandsons, Timothy Fitzpatrick and wife Kim, Springfield, and Michael Fitzpatrick and wife Lisa, Joplin; four great-grandchildren, Carlie and Madison Fitzpatrick, and Kyle and Jenna Fitzpatrick; a brother, Roger Campbell and wife Alice, Ozark, a sister-in-law, Mary Lee Campbell, Ozark; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Loren in 1999, three brothers, Estel Campbell and wife Caroline, Glen Campbell, and Clifford Campbell and wife Maggie Sue; two sisters, Lucille Melton and husband Leland, and Louella Baird and husband Lowell. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 27, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Burial will follow in Payne Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Nixa First Baptist Church Building Fund.

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Fitzpatrick, Leola (Campbell) 23 Jun 1916 - 23 Nov 2009 CCH-N 2 Dec 2009

Leola Fitzpatrick, 93, of Nixa, passed away Nov. 23, 2009. She was born June 23, 1916, in Ozark, the daughter of Clarence Roscoe and Mell Susan (Rader) Campbell. She was a graduate of Ozark High School. In 1936 she and Loren Fitzpatrick were united in marriage. They maintained a farm north of Nixa for 62 years. She had been a faithful member of Nixa First Baptist Church since 1952. She loved to sew and cook. Her family especially enjoyed her fried chicken from an iron skillet and her special angel food cake. She was known as Grandma Dude and Aunt Dudy to her family and friends. Survivors include: A son, Kenneth Fitzpatrick and wife Joyce, Nixa; two grandsons, Timothy Fitzpatrick and wife Kim, Springfield, and Michael Fitzpatrick and wife Lisa, Joplin; four great-grandchildren, Carlie and Madison Fitzpatrick, and Kyle and Jenna Fitzpatrick; a brother, Roger Campbell and wife Alice, Ozark; a sister-in-law, Mary Lee Campbell, Ozark; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Loren in 1999; three brothers, Estel Campbell and wife Caroline, Glen Campbell, and Clifford Campbell and wife Maggie Sue; two sisters, Lucille Melton and husband Leland, and Louella Baird and husband Lowell.Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 27 in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Burial followed in Payne Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Nixa First Baptist Church Building Fund.

 

Fitzpatrick, Loren Kenneth 31 Jul 1915 - 26 Jan 1999

[Note: Son of Marshall S. & Minnie Ellen (Doran) Fitzpatrick; married 1936 Leola Campbell 23 Jun 1916 - 23 Nov 2009]

In memory of Loren Kenneth Fitzpatrick born 31 July 1915 and passed away 26 Jan 1999.  Services Friday 29 January 1999, 10:30 a.m. at Adams  Funeral Home, Nixa.  Officiating is Dr. Richard Eakins and Rev. Kenneth Bandy. Music: "Peace In The Valley," Charles Driver, and "Amazing Grace" by Colette Young.  Escorts are:  Roger Fitzpatrick, Bill Fitzpatrick, Wallace Fitzpatrick, Roger Campbell, Sr., Ted Nichols, Rick Wiles, John Campbell, John Fitzgibbons.  Honorary Escorts are: Bob Neal, Kenneth Snow, Walden Magers, Bill Wagemenn, Jim Speake, Barney Munhollon, Bailey Hill, W.E. Jones, Victor Wood, and Roy Goben.  Interment at Payne Cemetery. Contributed by Becky Schimek.

 

Fitzpatrick, Mamie (Bolin) 5 May 1909 – 3 May 1997  CCH-N 7 May 1997

[Note: Daughter of Isaac Marion & Sarah Ann (Harp) Bolin; married 15 May 1925 Carl H. Fitzpatrick 4 Oct 1905 - 8 Feb 1990]

Mamie Bolin Fitzpatrick, 87, Nixa, died Saturday, May 3, 1997, in Cox Medical Center, South, following a short illness. She was born May 5, 1909, and was the daughter of Isaac Marion and Sarah Ann (Harp) Bolin. She lived throughout her life in the Nixa area. On May 15, 1925, she married Carl Fitzpatrick. Her life was devoted to her husband and family. The love she shared with her children and grandchildren will always be remembered. Mrs. Fitzpatrick was a member of the Nixa Church of Christ. Preceding her in death were: her husband, Carl, in 1990; her parents; a grandson, Randy Fitzpatrick; four brothers, Dave, Steve, Alva, and Charlie Bolin; and three sisters, Addie Fox, Appie Walker, and Maurine Young. Survivors include: three sons and their wives, Roger and Beulah Fitzpatrick, Nixa, J.D. and Zona Fitzpatrick, Republic, and Jack and Peggy Fitzpatrick, Forsyth; a daughter and her husband, Lalia and Frank Thomas, Ozark; eight grandchildren, Jayne Fitzpatrick, David, Ronnie, and Carl G. Fitzpatrick, Arthur Fitzpatrick, Debbie Peterson, and Max and Donald Thomas; and eleven great grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Adams Funeral Home, 109 North Truman Boulevard, Nixa, with Winford C. Lee officiating. Burial will be in Payne Cemetery, north of Nixa.

 

Fitzpatrick, Marie (?) Boyer 2 Aug 1897 - Apr 1979 OH 26 Apr 1979 pB3

[Note: married L. C. “Nud” Fitzpatrick]

Funeral services for Mrs. Marie Fitzpatrick, 81, Ozark, were held Wednesday in the Harris Chapel with the Rev. Neal Grubaugh officiating. Burial was in Hazelwood Cemetery, Springfield. A native of Everton, Mrs. Fitzpatrick lived for several years in Greenfield and Springfield before moving to Ozark in 1950. She was a member of the Ozark Christian Church. Survivors include her husband, L. C. “Nud”; one daughter, Mrs. Wanda Thomas, Springfield; one son, Charles Boyer of Garland, Texas; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

 

Fitzpatrick, Marshall Hazel 8 Aug 1900 - 31 Dec 1956 CCR 3 Jan 1957 p2

[Note: Son of Marshall S. & Minnie Ellen (Doran) Fitzpatrick; married  Dora D. Faught 5 Aug 1903 - 23 Jan 1997]

Funeral services for Marshall Hazel Fitzpatrick, 56, who died December 31 at his farm home near Nixa, with Rev. Fred Jackman officiating. Burial was in Payne Cemetery under direction of Harris. For 18 years, he had been employed as a machinist with the Frisco Railroad and also farmed. He was a member of the Nixa Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Dora Faught Fitzpatrick; two sons, Charles D. Fitzpatrick of Olive Branch, Miss, and Wallace Fitzpatrick of Tulsa, Okla; two grandchildren; five brothers, Dewey Fitzpatrick of South Bend, Ind., Earl, Carl and Loren Fitzpatrick, all of Nixa and Ed Gooch of Coffeyville, Kan.; two sisters, Mrs. Faye Sissel and Mrs. Ella Larkins both of Springfield.

 

Fitzpatrick, Minnie Ellen (Doran) Gooch 28 Nov 1870 - 23 May 1946 CCR 30 May 1946 p1

[Note: Daughter of  Hamilton Greene & Charlotte (McCroskey) Doran; married 15 Dec 1886 Bluford Gooch who died 2 Oct 1889; married 9 May 1894 Marshall S. Fitzpatrick 15 Mar 1872 - 27 Feb 1926]

Minnie E. Doran was born Nov. 28, 1870, and departed this life, May 23, 1946, at the age of 75 years, 5 months and 25 days. She was converted and united with the Church of Christ since early childhood. She was united in marriage to Bluford Gooch, Dec. 15, 1886. To this union were born two children, James E. Gooch, of Coffeyville, Kansas, and Mrs. Ella Larkins of Springfield. Mr. Gooch departed this life Oct. 2, 1889. She married Marshall S. Fitzpatrick May 9, 1894, who preceded her in death on Feb. 27, 1926. To this union were born seven children, Madge who preceded her in death, Dewey of South Bend, Ind., Hazel, Earl, Carl, and Loren, and Mrs. Faye Sissel, all of Nixa. She is also survived by one sister, Miss Emma Doran of Ozark, and four brothers, June Doran of California. Alec Doran of Oklahoma, Leonard Doran of Nixa and Will Doran of Ozark, other relatives and a host of friends.

 

Fitzpatrick, Nancy Jane (Ragsdale) Brown 26 Jul 1848 - 10 Nov 1930 CCR 27 Nov 1930 p2

[Note: Daughter of John Wesley & Phoebe (Pennington) Ragsdale; married Mar 1869 Elisha Perry Brown ? - 16 Jan 1878; married 14 Nov 1878 F. Michael Fitzpatrick 11 Sep 1856 - 24 Dec 1945]

Nancy Jane Ragsdale was born July 26, 1848, and died Nov. 10, 1930, aged 82 years, 5 months and 14 days. She was converted at the age of 16 years and united with the Free Will Baptist church. She was married in March 1868 to Elisha P. Brown. To this union were born four children: Mrs. Eliza A. Lassley, Rogersville, Pheeba A. Pate of Climax Springs, Mo.; James A. Brown of Springfield, and John W. Brown, who died July 30, 1875. Her husband also preceded her in death, passing away Jan. 16, 1878. She was married again Nov. 14, 1878.  To this union were born two children: Mrs. Nancy E. Carr of Bruner and S.S. Fitzpatrick of Rogersville. She leaves five children, 27 grandchildren, 67 great grandchildren, two sisters and two half brothers, Mrs. Pheeba Beeler of Kissee Mills; Elizabeth Kirby of Mill Creek, Okla.; Sidney Ragsdale, Forsyth; and John C. Ragsdale of Protem; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by Mrs. Myrtle Ferguson of Ash Grove at LaRose schoolhouse. A large crowd attended. She will be missed by all. Our mother has gone and left us With tears and a broken heart. We followed her to the open grave; Oh, it was so hard to part. Our hearts are sad and lonely; The old home is quiet and still; Our dear one will come back no never, But we bow to the Master’s will. The sound of her voice and footstep We will hear in this world no more But we are hoping some day to meet her Where parting and tears are no more.

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Fitzpatrick, Nancy Jane (Ragsdale) Brown 26 Jul 1848 - 10 Nov 1930 CCR 4 Dec 1930 p7

Funeral services for Mrs. F.M. Fitzpatrick, who died at her home northeast of Burner Nov. 10, 1930, at 8:40 p.m. aged 82 years, 3 months and 14 days, were held at LaRose at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, with Mrs. Myrtle Ferguson officiating. A lovely and most beautiful funeral sermon was preached. Many words of comfort were given to the bereaved husband and children. This beloved sister was Nancy Jane Ragsdale before her marriage to Perry Brown. To this union were born four children, Hannah, Eliza, Jim and John, who died when young. After the death of her first husband, she was married to Michael Fitzpatrick. To this union were born two children, Sidney and Elizabeth. The children were all present when Mother passed away except Hannah, who could not come. Aunt Jane, as she was known among her many friends, was a God-fearing and true Christian woman and was love by all who knew her. She was a mother to all in time of need. She was ready and waiting for the Master’s call to enter into eternity in peace and happiness. She leaves to mourn her departure, besides the husband and children, several grandchildren and great grandchildren; two sisters, Phoebe Beeler of Kissee Mill, Mo., Babe Kirby of Oklahoma; two brothers, Sidney Ragsdale of Forsyth, and Clark Ragsdale; and a host of relatives and friends. A large crowd was present for the funeral services, with many beautiful flowers. Aunt Jane’s request before she died was that Sister Ferguson preach her funeral at LaRose, where she had attended so many good church services. This was granted, together with other requests. Aunt Jane was laid to rest in Ragsdale cemetery near her childhood home. The pallbearers were her very close friends Mrs. Myrtle Ferguson, Mrs. Anna Ferril, Mrs. Sarah Brazeal, Mrs. Sylvia Budd, Mrs. Stella Vaughan and Mrs. Nellie McHaffie.

 

Fitzpatrick, Sidney Sheridan 11 Sep 1881 - 23 Mar 1949 CCR 31 Mar 1949

[Note: Son of Michael “Mike“ & Nancy Jane (Ragsdale) Fitzpatrick; married Jessie May Peck]

Sidney Sheridan Fitzpatrick, 68, died Wednesday, March 23, at his home in Springfield, MO. His parents were the late Michael and Jane Fitzpatrick. He was united in marriage to Jessie May Peck, who survives. Other survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Eliza Lassley of Fresno, CA and Mrs. Lizzie Carr of Springfield. He was a long time member of the Methodist church at Spring Hill. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the West Finley church by Rev. Silvey Howard with burial in the cemetery nearby under direction of the Chaffin Funeral home of Ozark.

 

Fitzpatrick, Wallace Wade "Wally" 17 Feb 1924 - 19 Jul 1999  CCH-N 28 Jul 1999

[Note: Son of Marshall Hazel & Dora D. (Faught) Fitzpatrick; married Doris]

Wallace "Wally" Fitzpatrick, 75, of Reeds Spring died Monday, July 19, 1999, near his home. He was born February 17, 1924 in Nixa, and was the son of Hazel and Dora (Faught) Fitzpatrick. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Fitzpatrick lived in Oklahoma for several years, and retired as a Postal Carrier. On December 9, 1987 he and Doris were married. He was a member of the Kimberling City V.F.W. and Elks Lodge #409 in Springfield. Survivors include: His wife, Doris; a brother, Charles Dean Fitzpatrick, Nixa; a stepson, Charles Yocum and his wife Nola, Fair Grove: a stepdaughter, Karen Hoaglin, Fair Grove: four step-grandchildren: a nephew and niece, Mark and Lisa; aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew. Visitation was 7-8:00 p.m. Thursday, July 22, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. By his request, Mr. Fitzpatrick was cremated. Burial was in Payne Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.

 

Fielden, Emma Eveline (Rainey) 17 Aug 1879 - 23 Sep 1948 CCR 7 Oct 1948

[Note: Daughter of Daniel Bunyard & Angeline Hartzel (Dryden) Rainey; married Jan 1900 Elbert E. Fielden 12 May 1879 - 16 Dec 1961]

Funeral services were held Oct. 2, at 2 p.m. in the Selmore Baptist church for Mrs. Emma Eveline Fielden, 73, who died Monday, Sept. 27. The Rev. Reg Mapes officiated. She was the daughter of D.B. and Ann Dryden Rainey, and married Elbert E. Fielden in January, 1900. She was converted at an early age and was a member of the Baptist church, but, because of illness, had not attended services for many years. Burial was in the Selmore cemetery under direction of Chaffin Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband and one son, Carl of Sparta, one brother, Felix Rainey, and one sister, Mrs. Jennie Marley of Ozark and many other relatives and friends.

 

Fielden, John Allen 6 Apr 1853 - 28 Nov 1932 CCR 1 Dec 1932 p1

[Note: Son of Allen & Susan (Weaver) Fielden; married Elizabeth Estes 13 Apr 1846 - 27 Nov 1912]

J.A. Fielden passed away Nov. 28 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Susie Rainey, aged 79 years, 7 months and 22 days. He is survived by two sons, Elishah of Turner Station, Elbert of Ozark and the daughter, Mrs. Rainey. Funeral services were held at the Hopedale church, Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. A.S. Hanks officiating. Six grandsons, Howard Breazeale, Carl Fielden, Joe Fielden, Bun, Ralph and Clifton Rainey acted as pallbearers. Burial was made in the Weaver Cemetery under the direction of T.B. Chaffin.

 

Fielden, Joseph Allen 7 Aug 1915 - 14 Apr 1973  OH 19 Apr 1973 p13

[Note: Son of Haywood & Lina Rachel (McCroskey) Fielden; married Bessie Marie Lewis 13 May 1922 - 10 Sep 2007]

Joseph Allen Fielden, 57, Route 2, Ozark, died last Saturday in the Cox Medical Center after a year’s illness. Mr. Field was a lifelong resident of the Ozark community. He was a member of the Ozark Assembly of God Church and a Mason. Survivors include his wife, Bessie; two sons, Robert and Roger, both of Ozark; a daughter, Mrs. Carolyn Sue Bulmer, Albuquerque, N. M. and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday in the Harris Chapel with the Revs. Harold Hurst and Allen Harrison officiating. Burial was in Weaver Cemetery. Masonic rites by Friends Lodge No, 52 of Ozark will be conducted at the graveside.

 

Fielden, Lina Rachel (McCroskey) 27 May 1874 - 20 Jul 1938 CCR 21 Jul 1938 p8

[Note: Daughter of Frank & Amanda (Warren) McCroskey; married Haywood Fielden 30 Oct 1871 - 9 May 1956]

Funeral services for Mrs. Rachel C. Fielden, who died Tuesday at her home three miles north of Ozark, were held Wednesday at 3 o’clock in the Chaffin Funeral home at Ozark. Surviving are her husband, Haywood Fielden, a son, Allen, of the home; three sisters, Mrs. W.T. Black of Evanston, IL, Mrs. Marry Mack of Phoenix, AZ, and Mrs. C.S. Gilliland of Springfield; four brothers, John McCroskey, of Fair Grove, C.E. Cook of Springfield, J.C. and H.R. Cook of Tulsa, and her stepfather, J. L. Cook.

 

Fielden, Maxie “Mac” (Wilkerson) 8 Mar 1920 - 23 Nov 2011 SN-L 26 Nov 2011 & SN-L 27 Nov 2011

[Note: Daughter of Hughey Ray & Ollie Ann (Ferrell) Wilkerson; married Joe Fielden]

            Maxie "Mac" Fielden, 91, Rogersville, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2011 in Ozark Riverview Manor, Ozark. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 28, 2011 at Center Point Church of Christ, Rogersville, under the care of J.D. Lee and Sons Funeral Home, Rogersville. Visitation will be from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Sunday, November 27, 2011 in the funeral home. The family requests memorial donations to the Fair Haven Children's Home, 3132 N. Fair Haven Loop, Strafford, MO 65757. Online condolences and guest book signing may be made at www.jdleeandsons.com

Fielden, Robert Allen “Bob” 14 May 1945 - 28 Aug 2005 SN-L 31 Aug 2005

[Note: Son of  Joseph Allen & Bessie Marie (Lewis) Fielden; married Marsha]

Robert Allen "Bob" Fielden, age 60, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2005. He was born May 14, 1945, in Ozark, the son of Joseph Allen Fielden and Bessie Marie (Lewis) Fielden. His father preceded him in death. He graduated from Ozark High School and served his country in the U.S. Army. Mr. Fielden was employed as a stainless steel grinder by ITT. He had previously worked for Paul Mueller. He loved his family, and especially enjoyed playing with the grandchildren. He was always working with his hands, woodworking and helping neighbors, and playing jokes on his friends. Survivors include his wife, Marsha Fielden; his mother, Bessie Fielden, Ozark; children, Teresa Fielden Hartman, and Regina Fielden, Ozark, Loretta Applegate, Cletis Applegate and Veronica, James Applegate and Tierra, Sherry Applegate and Craig Meyer, Tammy McNealy, Tim Clements, Bobby Clements, Karla Clements, and Summer Clements, all of Springfield; grandchildren, Destoni, Vincent, Alana, Sequoia, Keegan, Bailey, Robert, and Amanda, Cody, Ashley, Amy, Brandie, Krista, Doug, and Clayton; a brother, Roger (Gene) Fielden and Susan, Hartville, niece, Teressa Taylor and Wade, and nephew, Tim Fielden and Michelle; sister, Sue Bulmer and Bruce, Albuquerque, N.M., niece, Debi Dabasinskas and Steve, and nephew, Chris Bulmer and Jennifer. A graveside funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 1, in Weaver Cemetery, Ozark. Military honors will be provided. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Bob's memory through the funeral home.

 

Fielden, Susanna (Weaver) 7 Feb 1826 - 12 Dec 1903 CCR 31 Dec 1903

[Note: Daughter of John "Jockey & Barbara (Richards) Weaver; married  11 Dec 1849 Allen Fielden 9 Jul 1817 - 28 Feb 1893]

Died, at her home five miles north of Ozark, Dec. 22, at 5 o’clock a.m. Mrs. Susan Fielden. She belonged to one of the most influential families of Christian county, Mo. and one whose life labor starts with the pioneers of the state, migrating with her father from near Nashville, Tenn. in 1840 and settled near Ozark, Mo. Her father, Uncle Jacky Weaver [as he was called] was well known by every near every one in Greene county from Springfield to Forsyth, as Green county embraces Christian and Taney counties at that time. Susan, the subject of this sketch, was born near Nashville, Tenn. Feb 7, 1826. Dec 11, 1849 was married to Allen Fielden, then a citizen of Springfield. Until this union were born 13 children, three of whom preceded her to the land of rest. The ten living were all present at her funeral. There are 50 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Her motherly care over them has impressed them with the sad loss of a wise and loving counselor, whose place can not be filled on earth. Her life of 77 years, 8 months, 15 days had not been in vain. For over 40 years a christian having embraced the gospel early in life, under the labors of Bro. Jesse Wilks. She lived to rear her children [as Paul instructs] in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Hence, blessed are the dead who die in the Lord, yea, sayeth the spirit, they do not create from their labors, and their works do follow them/ On Dec 23, after the funeral discourse by the writer of these lines, she was laid to rest in the Weaver cemetery, 3 miles north of Ozark.  T. A. Foster

 

Fielden, Susanna Isabella (Robinson) 10 Sep 1895 - 14 Sep 1967 CCR 21 Sep 1967 p1

[Note: married Carl Clenton Fielden 31 Jul 1908 - 6 Sep 1969]

Funeral services for Mrs. Isabella Fielden. 72. of Sparta, were at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Harris Chapel in Ozark with the Rev. Dale L. Powell officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery. Mrs. Fielden, who was killed in a two-car accident on Mo. 14 east of Sparta Thursdays, is survived by her husband, Carl C.; one brother, Weston Robinson, St. Petersburg, Fla.; and one sister, Mrs. Eleanor Stephens, Buckner.

 

Fields, Jewell A. (King) 22 Apr 1923 - 6 Jun 1993 OH 9 Jun 1993

[Note: Daughter of Sherman & Edna (  ) King; married 22 Jun 1940 Ray C. Fields]

Jewell Fields, 70, Springfield, died Sunday, June 6, 1993 in Woodland Manor, Springfield. She was born April 22, 1923 in Springfield, the daughter of Sherman and Edna King. On June 22, 1940, she was united in marriage to Ray C. Fields. She was a member of Glendale Baptist Church, Springfield. She was preceded in death by a grandson, John Fields; a daughter-in-law, Marilyn Fields; and an infant daughter, Judy. Survivors include her husband, Ray, four children, Sandy Smith, Springfield, Dennis Fields, Ozark, Donna Morris, Century, Fla., and Debbie Robison, Pleasant Hope; nine grandchildren, Jeff Smith, David Smith, Julie Bryant, Laura Davidson, Russell Fields, Paul Fields, Billy Fields, Erik Pelikant and Stacy Robison; three great-grandchildren, Alisa Smith, Alyssa Fields and Jonathan Fields; five sisters, Thelma Innskeep, Doris Hitchcock, Shirley Young, Wanda Culbertson, and Geraldine Culbertson; and three brothers, Richard, Kenneth, and Howard King. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 9 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Thomas M. McClain officiating. Burial will be in Selmore Cemetery.

 

Fields, John Dennis 20 Mar 1965 - 29 Sep 1985 OH 3 Oct 1985 p8

[Note: Son of Dennis & Marilyn (McGee) Fields]

Services for John Fields, 20, Ozark, were held Oct. 3 in Harris Chapel with the Rev. Rayburn Horne officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery south of Ozark. Mr. Fields died Sept. 29 in St. John’s Regional Health Center from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A 1983 graduate of Ozark High School, he worked with his father in Fields’ Roofing. He was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church. Survivors include parents, Dennis and Marilyn Fields, of the home; three brothers, William, Russell  and Paul, all of the home; his paternal grandparents, Ray and Jewell Fields, Springfield and his maternal grandmother, Dorothy McGee, Sanford, Mich.

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Fields, John Dennis 20 Mar 1965 - 29 Sep 1985 OH 24 Oct 1985 pB15

Card of Thanks

We would like to thank all our friends for the food and flowers, cards and letters, at the time of our son’s and brother’s death. Your kindness will always be remembered.  From the Fields Family.  411tc

 

Fields, Joseph E. 19 Jun 1867 - l May 1953    CCR 7 May 1952 p1

[Note: Son of Roy & Francis (Strong) Fields; married Louisa J. Wells 27 May 1868 - 23 Jul 1955]

Funeral services for Joseph E. Fields, 85, who died Friday, May 1 at his home in Forsyth, were held Sunday at the Forsyth Community Church, conducted by Brother William F. Walker. Burial was Selmore Cemetery under direction of Chaffin Funeral Home. A native of Letcher County, Ky., Mr. Fields came to Taney County in 1888, soon after his marriage to Louisa Wells. He is survived by his wife Louisa; one daughter, Mrs. H. R. Russell of Ozark; two grandchildren, Mrs. Florence Stow of Springfield and Ray Russell of Ozark; two great grandchildren, Mrs. Hal Fanning of Springfield and Kermit Russell of Ozark, two great, great grandchildren, Susanna K. & Steven Fanning of Springfield.

 

Fields, Louisa J. (Wells) 27 May 1868 - 23 Jul 1955     CCR 28 Jul 1955 p5

[Note: married Joseph E. Fields 19 Jun 1867 - l May 1953]

Mrs. Louisa Fields, 87, a former resident of Forsyth, died about 1:30 a.m. July 23 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. R. Russell of Ozark following a lingering illness. Mrs. Fields lived in Taney County 65 years, moving to Ozark two years ago, after the death of her husband, Joe Fields. Besides the daughter, she is survived by two granddaughters, two great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Chaffin Funeral Chapel, Ozark, with William F. Walker of Springfield officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery under direction of Chaffin.

 

Fields, Marilyn (McGee) 18 May 1943 - 22 Dec 1985 OH 26 Dec 1985 p1

[Note: Daughter of ? & Dorothy ( ) McGee; married Dennis Fields, son of Ray Calvin & Jewell A. (King) Fields]]

Car Wreck Fatal For Ozark Woman

Marilyn Fields, 46, of Ozark died after her vehicle was struck head-on last Sunday afternoon. Field died at 6:45 p.m. at St., Johns Regional Heath Center in Springfield where she was taken following the accident which occurred about 3:35 p.m. at an intersection on Old U.S. 65, one mile south of Ozark. A passenger in Fields’ car, 40-years old Carolyn Whitman of Sparta, received moderate injuries and was reported in good condition last Monday in Cox Medical Center South. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a westbound car driven by 85-year old Mollie Lewis of Ozark drove into the path of a northbound pickup truck. The truck, driven by 24-year-old Charles Phillips of Ozark was forced into southbound lane, hitting the Fields’ vehicle head-on.

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Fields, Marilyn (McGee) 18 May 1943 - 22 Dec 1985 OH 26 Dec 1985 p3

Services for Marilyn Fields, 42, Ozark, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26 in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Ben Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Selmore Cemetery. Mrs. Field died Dec. 22 in St. John’s Regional Heal Center, Springfield, following injuries suffered in an automobile accident. She was a homemaker and moved to the Ozark area in 1972. She was a native of Chicago. Mrs. Fields was an area Avon representative for the past eight years and a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, She was preceded in death by a son, John Fields on Sept. 29, 1985. Survivors include her husband, Dennis; three sons, William, Russell and Paul, all of the home; her mother, Dorothy McGee, Sanford, Mich.; three brothers, James McGee, Dyer, Ind., Donald McGee, U. S. Air Force, Thomason, Ill., and Todd McGee, Sanford, Mich.

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Fields, Marilyn (McGee) 18 May 1943 - 22 Dec 1985 OH 16 Jan 1986 pB9

Card of Thanks

We would like to thank our many friends and neighbors for their cards, flowers, food and prayer during the death of our wife and mother, Marilyn Fields  The Fields Family  11tc

 

Fields, Opal Mae 1916 - 14 Jul 2004 SN-L 15 Jul 2004

Opal Mae Fields, age 88, of Ozark, Mo., died at 6 a.m. Wednesday, July 14, 2004, in Ozark Nursing and Care Center. Funeral services will be graveside on Friday, July 16, 2004, at 11 a.m. in Danforth Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today in Greenlawn Funeral Home South.

 

Fields, Paul S. 13 Feb 1915 - 9 Sep 1988 OH 15 Sep 1988

[Note: married Mary Atkinson m/1 Holt]

Paul S. Fields, 73, of Springfield, died at 7:51 a.m. Sept. 9 at Cox Medical Center North. Services for Mr. Fields were held Monday in the, Greenlawn North Chapel, with the Rev. Robert Collins officiating. Burial was in National Cemetery. A lifelong resident of Springfield, Mr. Fields was a retired advertising salesman for the Springfield Newspapers. He was a World War II Army veteran, and a member of Pythian Avenue Baptist Church. His survivors include his wife, Mary; three sons, Gary, Don  and Ron, all of Nixa; two stepdaughters, Vickie Fischer, of Moreno Valley, California, and Dorcas Holt, of Springfield; two stepsons, Boyd Holt, of Phoenix, Arizona, and David Holt, of Springfield; two sisters, Virginia Edsall and Iola Morris, both of Springfield; his father-in-law, Virgil Atkinson, Strafford; 17 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a niece.

 

Fields, Virginia Isabell (Layne) 28 Nov 1932 - 15 May 1996  CCH-25 May 1996

[Note: Daughter of Fahy & Marie (  ) Layne; married 29 Dec 1948 Rue Fields]

Virginia Isabell Layne Fields, 63, of Rogersville departed this life at 6:04 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 1996 at her home of cancer. The daughter of Fahy and Marie Layne, she was born on November 28, 1932 in Rogersville. Virginia was married to Rue Fields on December 29, 1948 in Harrison, Ark. She was baptized into Christ by Rue Porter and was a lifelong member of the Fordland Church of Christ. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW post 963 Springfield. Virginia was retired from Fasco Industries with 26 years of service. Surviving is her husband, Rue of the home; one son and wife, Martin and Lisa Fields of Springfield; two daughters and husbands Carolyn Sue and Noel Cantrell of Seymour and Wanda Lee and Chris Sharar of Morena Valley, Calif., two brothers and wives, Stanley and Jean Layne, Cerritos, Calif., and Jamie and Lillian Layne, Mount Juliet, Tenn.; three sisters and their husbands, Loretta and Jake Townlian, Rogersville, and Shirley and Steve Jensen and Juanita and Mike Bolin, all of Ozark; a sister-in-law, June Clutter, Springfield; two brothers-in-law and their wives, Preston and Anna Fields, Fordland, and Herbert and Beatrice Fields of Columbus Ga.; eight grandchildren, Louise Bigley and husband Jim of Marshfield, Pvt. Vance Cantrell, U.S. Army, Suzanne and Dennis Cantrell of Seymour, Jennifer and Natalie Sharar of Moreno Valley, Calif., Kristi Kay Hall and husband, Joe, of Grandforks, North Dakota, Preston Fields of Springfield; two great-grandchildren, Michael and Samantha Bigley of Marshfield; a host of nieces, nephews and other family members. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, Fahy and Marie Layne, one brother, Joe Dean Layne Clutter and one grandson, Shane Sharar. Funeral services were Saturday, May 18 in the Preston-Marsh Funeral Home, Rogersville.

 

Fikes, Hattie W. (Wilson) 21 Oct 1901 - 12 Feb 1994

[Note: Daughter of James & Elizabeth (  ) Wilson; married Russell Fikes]

Hattie W. Fikes, 92, of Nixa and a former Clever resident died Saturday, February 12, 1994, at Springfield Community Hospital. Mrs. Fikes was born October 21, 1901, at Belleville, Kansas, the daughter of James and Elizabeth Wilson. She was a retired nurse and a graduate of Doctor Hurtzle Hospital in Halstead, Kansas.  A member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Springfield. Survivors are her husband Russell of the home and a sister Bernadine Chrysler of Alexandria, Minnesota. Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 16, 1994, at 10::00 A.M. in Meadors Chapel in Republic with burial at Highland Park Cemetery, Pittsburg, Kansas under the directions of Meadors Funeral Homes of Republic. Contributed by Clever Older Adults Assoc. and Bea Gardner.

 

Filbeck, Bertha Ann 1947 - 1 Jan 2008 SN-L 4 Jan 2008

[Note: no SSDI found]

Mrs. Bertha Ann Filbeck, 60, of Merriam Woods, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2008, in her home. Graveside services will be Saturday, January 5, 2008, at 11 a.m. in Linden Cemetery, Rogersville, under direction of Birch Funeral Home of Ash Grove.

 

Filbeck, Daisy (Kessinger) Oct 1888 - 8 Jan 1966    CCR 13 Jan 1966 p1

[Note: Daughter of Francis Marion & Sarah M. (Sullinger) Kessinger]

Mrs. Daisy Filbeck,  75, a native of the Ozark community, died at 5 p.m. Saturday in Fothenburg, Neb. after a short illness. Surviving are a son, Glen Filbeck of Altus, Okla.; two daughters, Mrs. J. N. Shollenberger of Springfield and Mrs. J. S. Myers of Gothenburg; a sister, Mrs. Elsie Huddleston of Long Beach, Calif.; a brother, Henry Kessinger of Joplin; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren Ralph Thieme of Springfield was to announce funeral arrangements.

 

Filbeck, Ruth (Pilkinton) 27 Dec 1929 – 4 Jul 2000  CCH-N 12 Jul 2000

[Note: Daughter of Sidney & Annie (Stone) Pilkinton ; married 9 May 1947 Earl Lee Filbeck 16 Oct 1922 - 16 May 2002]

Ruth Filbeck, 70, of Rogersville passed away at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, July 4, 2000 in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. Ruth was born on December 27, 1929 in Sleeper, MO to Sidney and Annie Stone Pilkinton. She was a member of the First Baptist Church Rogersville and the Meat Cutters Union 340, Springfield. Ruth was married to Earl Lee Filbeck on May 9, 1947. Ruth retired from French's in 1990.  Surviving is her husband Earl of the home, two sons, Garry Filbeck and Larry Filbeck and wife Judith all of Rogersville. One brother Charles Pilkinton of Springfield, four sisters; Allie Smith, Pearl Garett, and Lois Bryant, all of Springfield and Lola Bohannon of Strafford, five grandchildren; Jason Filbeck who lived with her and Earl, Amanda Filbeck, Randall Fendler, Candy Plaster, Tara Filbeck, several nieces and nephews and many friends. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers; Ollie, Olin, George and John Pilkinton, and two sisters Emma Holcomb, and Lizie Pilkinton. Services were held on Thursday, July 6, 2000 in the Preston-Marsh Funeral Home, Rogersville, with burial in the Watts Cemetery, Rogersville.

 

Fimple, Frank 22 Apr 1901 - 20 Dec 1990 OH 27 Dec 1990

[Note: Son of Thomas & Martha (Brimsuer) Fimple; married Marie Mettler 31 May 1907 - 7 Jun 1989]

Frank Fimple, 89, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 1990 at his home in Highlandville. Born April 22, 1901 in Woodruff, Kan., he was the son of Thomas and Martha Brimsuer Fimple. Much of his life was spent in the Highlandville area, and he was a member of the Highlandville Church of Christ. Survivors include four sons, Harold Fimple, Independence, Emmett Fimple, Raytown, Darrell Fimple, El Paso, Texas, and Dennis W. Fimple, Wichita, Kan.; two daughters, Shirley Bell, Waterloo, Iowa, and Christine Hornbaker, Wichita; a sister, Ada Keith, Port Angeles, Wash.; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie, on June 7, 1989. Funeral services will be today (Thursday) at 11 a.m. in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Dwayne Bray officiating. Burial will be in Highlandville Cemetery.

 

Fimple, Marie (Mettler) 31 May 1907 - 7 Jun 1989 NN-E 15 Jun 1989

[Note: Daughter of Albert & Rosalee (Franklin) Mettler; married Frank Fimple 22 Apr 1901 - 20 Dec 1990]

Marie Fimple, 82, of Highlandville, died at 4:20 a.m. June 7 at Springfield Community Hospital, Springfield. Services for Mrs. Fimple were held June 10 at Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Herle Gardner officiating. Burial was in the Highlandville Cemetery. Mrs. Fimple was born May 31, 1907 in Houstonia, Missouri, the daughter of Albert and Rosalee Franklin Mettler. A longtime resident of Highlandville, she was a homemaker and a member of the Highlandville Church of Christ. Mrs. Fimple was preceded in death by a sister, Mabel Smith, and by a brother, Clarence Mettler. Surviving are her husband, Frank, of the home; two daughters, Christine Hornbaker, Valley Center, Kansas, and Shirley Bell, Waterloo, Iowa; two sons, Dennis Fimple, Wichita, Kansas, and Darrell Fimple, El Paso, Texas; three sisters, Rosella Moeller, Cape Fair, Ethel Cook, Webb City and Arlene Thomas, Webster Groves; one brother, Emmett Mettler, Highlandville; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

Finch, Dorothy Agnes (Melton) Wells 20 Mar 1904 - 26 Jul 1993 OH 4 Aug 1993

[Note: Daughter of William A. & Julia J. (Luttrell) Melton; married Bruce Wells 7 Dec 1900 - May 1965; married George G. Finch 6 Apr 1909 - 16 Jan 1987; stones both married surnames]

Dorothy Agnes Finch, 89, Nixa, died Monday, July 26, 1993 in Cox Medical Center South. She was born March 20, 1904 in Highlandville, the daughter of Willie and Julia Melton. She was a homemaker and member of Riverdale Baptist Church. Mrs. Finch was preceded in death by her first husband, Bruce Wells, and her second husband, George Finch; a sister, Lois White, and her parents. Survivors include her daughter, Joe. Bitting, and her husband, Gene, Everton; two sisters, Opal Folks, Lawrence, Kan., and Pearl Gentry, Meridian, Idaho; four grandchildren, James Johnson, Kansas City, Kan., Ralph Johnson Jr., Bonner Springs, Kan.; Connie Kay Peditgrew, Shawnee Mission, Kan., Cathy Jo Johnson, Kansas City; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held Thursday, July 29, at Adams Funeral Home with the Rev. Tommy Bilyeu and Doug Fox officiating. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in care of Adams Funeral Home.

 

Finch, Harold W. 17 Jan 1922 - 2 Mar 2005 SN-L 4 Mar 2005

[Note: married 1947 Vivian E. 15 Jan 1923 - 4 Sep 2005]

Harold W. Finch, 83, Nixa, Mo., passed away at 7:35 p.m. March 2, 2005, in Cox South. He was an Army Air Corp Veteran of World War II and a retired cartographer. He was past regional president of the Airstream Club. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Vivian; son, Warren Finch and wife, Carol of Nixa; grandson, Chris and wife, Rose of St. Louis; son, Richard D. Finch and wife, Diana of Bloomington, Ill.; grandchildren, Molly, Amanda, and John of Bloomington, Ill.; and stepfather, Orla Womack of Springfield. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 2005, in Greenlawn North with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation is 7 to 9 p.m. today in the funeral home.

 

Finch, Ollie Belle (Bowers) 1885 - 26 Apr 1962 CCCR 3 May 1962 p1

[Note: Daughter of  Allen & Mary Etta (Lewis) Bowers; married 27 Dec 1905 Walter Glendon Finch 12 Aug 1884 - 15 Dec 1952]

Funeral services for Mrs. Ollie B. Finch, 76, who died at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at her home in Ozark. after a long illness, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Chaffin Chapel with Rev. Harold Hurst and Rev. Wm. White officiating. Burial was in Weaver Cemetery. She was a member of the Ozark First Baptist Church and the Ozark Book Club. Survivors include two sons, George of Nixa and Hal of Chicago; a daughter, Mrs. Ina Collins of Ozark; two brothers, Jack Bowers of Lincoln, Neb. and Lloyd Bowers of Pierson, Iowa; a sister, Mrs. Charles Day of Ozark and eight grandchildren.

 

Finch, Robert Lee 24 Jun 1927 - 30 Aug 2007 SN-L 1 Sep 2007

[Note: Son of George & Emma (Durbin) Finch; married 26 Dec 1945 Helen Smith]

Robert Lee Finch, 80, Billings, passed away at 8:28 a.m. Thursday, August 30, 2007, in Cox Hospital South. He was born June 24, 1927, in Decatur, Illinois, to George and Emma (Durbin) Finch. He lived there until moving to Nixa and Billings during the last 10 years of his life. Mr. Finch served in the U.S. Army during World War II and married Helen Smith on December 26, 1945. Robert was preceded in death by his parents; a son, John; a sister, Pauline; and a granddaughter, Angie. He is survived by his wife, Helen; daughters, Karen Sue Reinhart and husband, Dennis, Decatur, Ill., and Nancy Wells and husband, Larry, Billings, Mo.; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, George Finch Jr. and wife, Charlene, and Jerry Finch and wife, Gladys, all of Decatur. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday, September 3, 2007, in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church with Monsignor Thomas Reidy, celebrant. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Billings, Missouri, under the care of Herman H. Lohmeyer Funeral Home, 500 E. Walnut. Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday in the church with prayer service starting at 3 p.m. Robert was a faithful member of the church. He was anybody's friend and always ready to help. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Phase I, 2200 W. Republic Road, Springfield, MO 65807. Online condolences can be made at www.hhlohmeyer.com.

 

Finch, Vivian E. 15 Jan 1923 - 4 Sep 2005 SN-L 7 Sep 2005

[Note: married Harold W. Finch, Sr. 17 Jan 1922 - 2 Mar 2005]

Vivian E. Finch, 82, Nixa, passed away at 3:57 p.m., Sept. 4, 2005, at Manor Care. Mrs. Finch was born Jan. 15, 1923, in Greene County, Mo. She was a homemaker and a member of the Airstream Club. Beloved wife of the late Harold W. Finch, Sr.; loving mother of two sons, Warren Finch and wife, Carol, of Nixa, and Richard Finch and wife, Diana, of Bloomington, Ill.; grandchildren, Chris and wife, Rose, of St. Louis, Mo., Molly, Amanda, and John Finch of Bloomington, Ill.; and a host of family and friends. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, in Greenlawn Funeral Home North with visitation from 12 to 1 p.m. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 North Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601-7633. The family would like to thank the staff at Manor Care for all of the loving care they gave Vivian.

 

Fincher, Dewey Melvin “Shorty” 29 Jan 1944 - 6 Feb 2007 Preston-MarshFH

[Note: Son of Joe & Clara Alene (Mendenhall) Fincher]

Dewey Melvin "Shorty" Fincher 63 of Rogersville, Missouri passed away Tuesday February 6, 2007 at the Strafford Care Center in Strafford, Mo. Dewey was born on January 29, 1944 in Rogersville, Mo. to Joe Fincher and Clara Alene Mendenhall Fincher. Dewey was saved at an early age at the Liberty Church. Dewey is survived by a son Joey Fincher of Crane, Mo. two daughters Angela and Amber, a brother Howard Fincher and wife Linda of Rogersville, Mo. a Sister Ida Mae Brandt of Rogersville, Mo. Nephews Larry and David Fincher, Tony Brandt and a niece Maranda Mungiva.

Finch, Walter Glendon 12 Aug 1884 - 15 Dec 1952 CCR 26 Dec 1952

[Note: Son of George W. & Lucy May (Scott) Finch; married 27 Dec 1905 Ollie Belle Bowers 1885 - 26 Apr 1962]

Walter Glendon Finch, son of George and Lucy Finch, was born Aug. 12, 1884, at North Loup, Nebr. and passed away at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 15, 1952 at Ozark at the age of 68 years, four months and three days. He grew to manhood in Valley County, Nebraska, and was married to Ollie Belle Bowers Dec. 27, 1905 at Ord, Nebr. To this union were born three children, Ina Collins of Ozark, George of Willard and Harold of Dallas, Tex., seven grandchildren; one grandson, Russell Finch is in the armed forces in Camp Polk, La. He attended the United Brethren Church in Nebraska with his family and was a lover of music. singing with the church choir and quartet, His main thought was of his loving wife and family. His last two years were spent in retirement with his wife in Ozark, a community he had learned to love, because of the kindness of his host of friends. He leaves to mourn his going besides his family, two brothers and four sisters, all of California, and many other relatives and friends.

 

Fincher, Joseph 8 Apr 1904 - 4 Jan 1978 OH 12 Jan 1978 p5

[Note: married Minnie]

BOLIVAR - Services for Joseph Fincher, 74, Bolivar, were at 11 a.m. Friday in McBride Freewill Baptist Church west of Lebanon with the Rev. Tom Brown officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery under direction of Butler of Bolivar. Mr. Fincher died at 5:49 a.m. Wednesday in Cox Medical Center, Springfield, after a brief illness. A Pentecostal minister, Mr. Fincher was a native of Grovespring in Wright County and was a former Lebanon resident. Survivors include his wife, Minnie; a daughter, Mrs. Ida Mae Brandt, Rogersville; two sons, Howard and McIvin, both of Rogersville; a step-daughter, Mrs. Margaret Fields, Arlington, Texas; four sisters, Mrs. Rosa Allen, Mrs. Zatta Williams, and Mrs. Sylvia Allen, all of Lebanon and Mrs. Gladys Dorris, Boise, Idaho; three brothers, Amos and Hosea, both of Lebanon and Herman, Kansas City, and three grandchildren.

 

Finder, Brigid Henrietta (Boeckmann) 21 Oct 1915 - 25 Dec 2005 SN-L 28 Dec 2005

[Note: Daughter of Ferdinand & Johanna (Dickneite) Boeckmann; married 7 Oct 1940 Hugo Adolph Finder]

Brigid Henrietta (Boeckmann) Finder, 90, of Billings, Missouri, died at 1:30 p.m. on Christmas Day at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield, following a short illness. She was born on October 21, 1915, to Ferdinand and Johanna (Dickneite) Boeckmann in Koeltztown, Mo. Brigid was a lifelong member of the Catholic Church. She left home as a young woman to work as a housekeeper for St. Mary's Hospital in St. Louis, then as a nanny for a family in Southeast Mo. She married Hugo Adolph Finder on October 7, 1940, at Sacred Heart Church in Wilhelmina, Mo. To this union 10 children were born, while rearing her children, she nurtured their friends and playmates. After moving to Billings she went to work as a housekeeper for St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Mo. She left St John's to become active in the Foster Parent program. She and Hugo were foster parents for 10 years. Brigid was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dolph; two brothers, Clarence Boeckmann and Fred Boeckmann; two sisters, Mary Elizabeth "Betty" and Sister Mary Xavier Boeckmann; two sons, Christopher Kevin Finder and John Gregory Finder; and two grandsons, Christopher Lee Finder and Terence Finder. Brigid is survived by three sisters, Katherine Bader, of Glennonville and Margaret Finder, of Campbell, Mo., Sr. Benedicta Boeckmann OSB., of Jonesboro, Ark. She is also survived by five sons: Adolph J. (Linda) Finder, of Friestatt, Mo., Philip (Kay) Finder, of Pensacola, Fla., Terry (Phyllis) Finder, of Windsor, Mo., Michael (Cindy) Finder, of Collinsville, Okla., and Patrick (Teresa) Finder, of Mexico, Mo.; three daughters, Mary I. Burgess, of Bono, Ark., Amelia J. (Jerry) Vermule, of Billings, Mo., and Cheri (Carl) Weirich, of Bourbon, Mo.; 30 grandchildren; 33 great-grand children; seven step great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Billings, Mo., on Thursday Dec. 29, 2005, and interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, under the direction of Meadors Funeral Homes, Billings. A Prayer Service will be held at 7 p.m. tonight, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to the local St. Vincent de Paul Society.

 

Findley, Michael Coy 1943 - 18 Jun 2008 SN-L 20 Jun 2008

Michael Coy Findley, age 64, of Nixa, departed this life Wednesday, June 18, 2008, in Ozark Nursing and Care Center, Ozark. He is survived by two daughters, Pam Headley and her husband, Jon of Nixa, and Becky Evans and her husband, Bruce of, Tennessee; a son, Michael Darren Findley of Missouri; six grandchildren; two sisters; two brothers; as well as a host of other relatives and many dear friends. Services will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, June 21, 2008, in the Holman-Howe Funeral Home, Mansfield, Missouri, with Reverend Roy Cantrell officiating. Burial with full military honors will be in the Findley Cemetery, near Macomb, under the direction of the Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Mansfield. Visitation will be from noon until service time Saturday, in the funeral home.

 

Fink, John Berg 6 Apr 1868 - 14 Nov 1948 CCR 18 Nov 1948

[Note: Son of Joseph & Elizabeth (Beecher) Fink; married 15 Jan 1903 Mary Ellen Loveland 15 Oct 1884 - May 1971]

John Berg Fink was born in Milwaukee county Wisconsin, April 6, 1968, and departed this life Nov. 14, 1948, at the age of 80 years, 7 months, and 8 days. He was united in marriage to Mary Ellen Loveland Jan. 15, 1903. To this union were born four daughters, Mrs. W.E. Holt of Conway, Mo., Mrs. Lester Swearengin of Sparta, Mo., Mrs. Oscar Schellert of Joplin, Mo., and Mrs. Eddie Sipes of Stillwater, Okla.; one son, Lewis Fink of Bruner, Mo.; 17 grandchildren; one brother, P.J. Fink of Oshkosh, Wis., one half-brother, W.F. Foster of Elkhead, Mo. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 16, at Bruner, with burial in Bruner cemetery under the direction of Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

Finkbiner, Maggie (Bostic) 12 Dec 1900 - 1 Nov 1992 NN-E 11 Nov 1992

[Note: Daughter of Charles & Arminda (Wells) Bostis; married 10 Dec 1921 Vernon A. Finkbiner 11 Jun 1900 - 6 Apr 1987]

Maggie Finkbiner 91, Ozark died Sunday, Nov 1, in Cox Medical Center North, Springfield. She was born Dec 12, 1900, in Christian County to Charles and Arminda Bostic. She married Vernon Finkbiner on Dec 10, 1921. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon in 1987. Survivors include two daughters, Priscilla Johnson, Springfield and Betty Lee Hyten, East Peoria, Ill; a son Charles Finkbiner, Springfield; a sister, Shrilda Woods, Ozark; four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Services were held Friday, Nov. 6 in Harris Colonial Chapel, Ozark, with 6he Rev. Claude Barkley Officiating. Burial was in Pembina Cemetery.

 

Finkbiner, Vernon A. 11 Jun 1900 - 6 Apr 1987  OH 9 Apr 1987 pB4

[Note: married 10 Dec 1921 CCM Maggie Bostic 12 Dec 1900 - 1 Nov 1992]

Services for Vernon A. Finkbiner, 86, Ozark, will be held this Thursday, April 9 at 2 p.m. in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Claude Barclay officiating. Burial will be in Pembina Cemetery. Mr. Finkbiner died April 6 in Americana Fremont Nursing Home, Springfield. He was a lifelong resident of Greene and Christian counties and moved to Ozark in 1982. He was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church and a former employee of the Missouri State Highway Department. Survivors include his wife, Maggie; one son, Charles, Springfield; two daughters, Betty Hyten, Peoria, Ill. and Priscilla Johnson, Springfield; one brother, Ralph Finkbiner, Willard; two sisters, Audie Williams, Springfield and Zella Hunter, West Plains; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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Finkbiner, Vernon A. 11 Jun 1900 - 6 Apr 1987 OH 23 Apr 1987 pC11

Card of Thanks

We would like to extend our sincere thanks for your prayers, visits, cards, flowers & food at the time of the death of our husband & Dad. A special thanks to the Harris Funeral Home. The family of Vernon Finkbiner.

 

 

Finnern, LaRue (McDowell) McCann 5 Jun 1925 – 1 Aug 2000  CCH-N 9 Aug 2000

[Note: Daughter of Otto & Clara (Wilson) McDowell; married ? McCann; married 1993 Les Finnern]

LaRue McDowell Finnern, age 75, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2000 in her daughter's home.  She was born June 5, 1925 in Reeds Springs and was the daughter of Otto and Clara Wilson McDowell. She and Les Finnern were married in 1993. Survivors include: Her husband, Les; seven children, David McCann and his wife Mary Seattle, Wa., Jan Mansker and her husband Mike, Branson, John McCann and his wife Shirley, Nixa, Mark McCann and his wife Christina, Springfield, Annie Greene, Ozark, James McCann and his wife Beverly, San Jose, Ca, and Daniel McCann, Springfield; thirty-three grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; a sister and brother, both of California; other relatives and friends. A graveside funeral was Friday, August 4, in Hopedale Cemetery, Ozark, with Rev. Troy Rhoden officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Finnern, Morris 1 Oct 1912 - 4 Dec 1984 OH 13 Dec 1984 p8

[Note: married Cecile]

Services for Morris Finnern, 63, Sparta, were held Dec. 6 in Adams Funeral Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Mac Bearss officiating. Burial was in Springfield National Cemetery. Mr. Finnern died Dec. 4 in his home after a long illness. He moved to Aurora to Sparta four months ago. A veteran of World War II, he was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Aurora, and was a retired landscaper for nurseries in the area. Survivors include his wife, Cecile; four sons, Leslie, Springfield, and Morris Eugene, Lawrence and Lester, all of Sparta; four daughters, Catherine Jones and Candy Marie McCann, both of Springfield, Rebecca Alexander, Sparta; and Freida Vaughan, Aurora; and 12 grandchildren.

 

Finney, Clara Ova (Marlin) 25 Apr 1922  - 7 Feb 2007 SN-L 9 Feb 2007

[Note: Daughter of  John Sigel & Phebe Jane (McHaffie) Marlin; married 19 Aug 1939 Henry Ermal Finney 19 Jul 1903 - 4 Aug 1978]

Clara O. Finney, 84, Chadwick, Mo., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 9, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery.

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Finney, Clara Ova (Marlin) 25 Apr 1922  - 7 Feb 2007 SN-L 10 Feb 2007 & CCH-N 14 Feb 2007

Clara O. Finney, 84, Chadwick, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2007, in Ozark Nursing Care Center surrounded by her loving family. Clara was born April 25, 1922, in Bruner the daughter of John and Pheba Jane (McHaffie) Marlin. On August 19, 1939, Clara and Henry Ermal Finney were united in marriage at Sparta, Missouri. Clara was a lifelong resident of Christian County and a dedicated homemaker for her family. She was a talented quilt maker and a member of the Chadwick Friendship Quilting Club. She also held the title of "Grandma Chadwick" for several years and participated in the town's annual Railroad Days event. She planted and grew large vegetable gardens and spent countless hours canning her surplus. Clara loved attending area churches and was a member of the Pentecostal faith. She was preceded in death by her husband Ermal in 1978, a sister, a brother, a son, a daughter, three granddaughters, two grandsons, a great-grandson, and two half-brothers. Clara is survived by three sons and their spouses, Dale and Shirley Finney, of Sparta; Daniel and Cindy Finney, of Springfield; David and Danetta Finney, of Chadwick; two daughters Sue Petersen and husband, Carl, of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Wanda Gideon, of Chadwick; a stepdaughter, Rose Miller; a brother, Arthur Marlin; a sister, Maggie Estes; 19 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; one step great-great-granddaughter; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 10, 2007, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Gene Ridings officiating. Burial will follow in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery.

 

Finney, Cora Alice (Fowler) 27 Nov 1885 - 19 Sep 1979 OH 27 Sep 1979 p11

[Note: married William Robert Finney 29 Nov 1880 - 11 Aug 1960]

Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Finney, 93, Sparta, were held last Saturday in the Harris Chapel, Ozark. The Rev. Sam Jordan officiated. Burial was in the Sparta Cemetery. Mrs. Jordan died Sept. 19 in St. John’s Regional Health Center after a long illness. She was a native of Mississippi and had lived in Lawrence and Christian Counties for years. Mrs. Finney was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Anna Sawyer, Duncan, Okla. and Mrs. Alma Grant, Springfield; a brother, Jesse Fowler, Clarksville, Tenn.; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

 

Finney, Henry Ermal 19 Jul 1903 - 4 Aug 1978 OH 10 Aug 1978 p5

[Note: Son of James Edward & Melinda Ann “Millie” (Fletcher) Finney; married 19 Aug 1939 CCM Clara Ova Marlin 25 Apr 1922  - 7 Feb 2007]

CHADWICK - Services for Ermal Finney, 75, Chadwick, a lifelong Christian County resident, were at 2 p.m. Sunday at Union Church here with the Rev. Tom Boaz officiating. Burial was in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery. The family will be in Harris Chapel, Ozark from 7 - 8:30 p.m. today. Mr. Finney died at 10:50 a.m. Friday in his home after a five-month illness. He was a farmer and stockman and a member of the Baptist church. Survivors include his wife, Clara; three sons, Dale, Daniel and David, all of Chadwick; three daughters, Mrs. Wanda Gideon, Chadwick, Mrs. Sue Haskins, Springfield, and Mrs. Jane Kinyon, Ava; a brother, Dorsey of Fairfax, Okla.; 15 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

 

Finney, James Edward “Edd” 29 Nov 1880 - 28 Feb 1965 CCR 4 Mar 1965 p1

[Note: Son of James Daniel "Jim" & Nancy Adeline Jane (Davis) Finney; married Melinda Ann "Millie" Fletcher 24 Oct 1880 - 16 Jun 1970]

Funeral services for J. E. “Edd” Finney, 84, who died at 4:15 p.m. Sunday in his home in Chadwick, were at 2 p.m.. Tuesday in the Chadwick Baptist Church. The Rev. Roy Shipman officiated and burial was in Chadwick Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark. Mr. Finney, a member of the Chadwick Baptist Church, is survived by his wife, Millie; two sons, Dorsey, Fairfax, Okla and Ermel, Chadwick; three sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Sawyers and Miss Nora Finney, both of Fairfax, Okla, and Mrs. Etta Corwine, Chadwick; eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and a great, great grandchild.

 

Finney, Melinda Ann “Millie” (Fletcher) 24 Oct 1880 - 16 Jun 1970  CCR 18 Jun 1970 p8

[Note: Daughter of  Joseph A.  & Flora A. (Dorland) Fletcher; married  James Edward “Edd” Finney  29 Nov 1880 - 28 Feb 1965]

Funeral services for Mrs. Millie Finney, 89, of Chadwick were at 2 p.m. today at the Chadwick Baptist Church, the Rev. Roy Shipman and the Rev. Ivan Tatum officiating. Burial was in Chadwick Cemetery under the direction of Harris of Ozark. Mrs. Finney, a lifelong resident of Chadwick, died at 3:25 p.m. Tuesday in Springfield Baptist Hospital. She was a member of the Christian Church. She is survived by two sons, Dorsey of Fairfax, Okla. and Ermal of Chadwick; two brothers, Frank Fletcher of Taneyville and Bert Fletcher of East St. Louis, Ill.; three sisters, Mrs. Sylvia Fletcher of Chadwick, Mrs. Ida Owens of Springfield and Mrs. Hattie Woods of Kingston, Okla.; eight grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

 

Finney, Phillip Ronald 19 Nov 1939 - 3 Feb 1941 CCR 13 Feb 1941 p1

[Note: Son of Henry Ermal & Clara Ova (Marlin) Finney]

Phillip Ronald Finney, 14-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ermal Finney of Chadwick, died February 3, 1941d. Besides the parents he leaves the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Finney of Chadwick, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Marlin of Rogersville, and several other relatives. Funeral services were held in the Chadwick Baptist church Wednesday afternoon, with the Rev. Roy Shipman of Sparta officiating. Burial was made in the Chadwick cemetery under direction of the John Harris Undertaking Co., Chadwick.

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Finney, Phillip Ronald 19 Nov 1939 - 3 Feb 1941 CCR 13 Feb 1941 p2

We wish to express our sincere thanks and gratitude for the many acts of kindness during the illness and death of our beloved son and grandson. Especially too we thank Mr. and Mrs. John Harris for their services and Rev. Roy Shipman for his words of comfort. Mr. and Mrs. Ermal Finney, Mr. and Mrs. Edd Finney, Mr. and Mrs. John S. Marlin.

 

Finney, William Robert 29 Nov 1880 - 11 Aug 1960  CCR 18 Aug 1960 p5

[Note: Son of , James Daniel "Jim" & Nancy Adeline Jane (Davis) Finney; married  Cora Alice Fowler 27 Nov 1885 - 19 Sep 1979]

Funeral services for William Robert Finney, 76, who died on August 11 at his home in Sparta were held August 14 at 2:30 p.m. in the Sparta Christian Church with the Rev. Roy Shipman officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery under direction of Harris Funeral Home of Clever. Mr. Finney came to the Chadwick community at the age of nine years, where he resided until going to Lawrenceburg where he lived 15 years. Survivors include his wile, Mrs. Cora Alice Finney of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Anna Sanders of Velma, Okla and Mrs. Alma Grant of Springfield; four grandchildren and one great grandchild; one brother, Ed Finney of Chadwick; three sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Sawyers and Miss Nora Finney of Fairfax, Okla. and Mrs. Etta Corwine of Chadwick.

 

Firestone, Neta Mae (Junkins) 30 Apr 1919 - 12 Mar 2005 SN-L 15 Mar 2005

[Note: Daughter of Frank & Pearl (Hoover) Junkins; married H. Glenn Firestone]

Neta Mae Firestone, 85, Springfield, Mo., passed away after a short illness, on March 12, 2005, in Ozark Riverview Manor, Ozark, Mo. Neta was born April 30, 1919, in Topeka, Kan., to the late Frank and Pearl (Hoover) Junkins. She lived her youth in Willard, Mo., and most of her life in Springfield with her late husband of 60 years, H. Glenn Firestone. Neta was a member of Campbell United Methodist church, where she was an active member of the choir, ladies groups and Sunday School. In addition to her parents, and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Cecil Junkins. Neta is survived by a son, Ron Firestone and wife, Martha, Springfield, Mo.; son, Dennis Firestone and wife, Paula, Shelbyville, Ky.; five grandchildren, Mary Ellen Karlson and husband, Tom, Skokie, Ill., Christopher Firestone, Brooklyn, N.Y., Nathan Firestone, Springfield, Mo., Douglas Firestone, Gulf Shores, Ala., and Lieutenant Commander Stephen Firestone, U.S. Navy and his wife, Roma, New Orleans, La.; two great-grandchildren, Cade and Caroline Firestone, New Orleans, La.; a twin sister, Nona Dodd and husband, Joe, and their family in Danville, Calif.; a number of nephews and nieces; and a host of longtime friends. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2005, in the Gorman Scharpf Brentwood Chapel, with the Rev. Bruce Davis officiating. Burial will be in Maple Park Cemetery. Visitation is today from 6 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Campbell United Methodist Church, 1747 E. Republic Rd., Springfield, MO 65804.

 

Feagin, Richard LeGrande 14 Jul 1931 - 25 Sep 2002  CCH-N 2 Oct 2002

[Note: Son of Fred & Wilda (   ) Feagin; married Eileen Pyatt]

Richard LeGrande Feagin, 71, of Keystone Heights, Fla., formerly of Ozark, died Sept. 25, 2002, in his home. He was born July 14, 1931, in Connellsville, Pa. He served his country in the Army during the Korean War. Feagin graduated from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1978, and later received a Masters Degree in Education from the University of North Florida. He served as a pastor for churches in Wilmington, North Carolina and North Fort Myers, Fla., and worked for the Southern Baptist convention as a consultant. He was also a teacher and a principal. He was honored with teacher of the year in 1985. Feagin also worked in law enforcement. Survivors include: His wife, Eileen Pyatt Feagin; four children, Kenneth Baldwin, state of Kansas, Debbie Pemberton and husband Joe, Ozark, Nancy Baker, Lebanon, and Joshua Richard Feagin, of the home; six grandchildren, Christopher and DeLayne Baldwin, Brandon and Justin Pemberton, and Devin and Dalton Baker. He was preceded in death by his father, Fred Feagin, mother and stepfather, Wilda and Roy Geary. Following services in Keystone Heights, Florida, a graveside service will be provided by Veterans Memorial Team. Local arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Fears, Brewster Don 27 Dec 1969 - 30 Dec 1977 OH 5 Jan 1978 p7

[Note: Son of Charles & ? (Pfister) Fears]

OZARK - Graveside services for Brewster Don Fears, 8, Hazelwood, were at 2 p.m. Monday at Jones-Chastain Cemetery, south of Nixa with the Rev. Roscoe Harding officiating. Burial is under direction of Harris of Ozark. The youth died at 8:40 a.m. Friday at St. Louis Children’s Hospital after a long illness. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fears, Hazelwood; a brother, Christopher Barney of the home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Barney Fears, Paragould, Ark; maternal grandfather, John B. Pfister, Hazelwood and maternal grandmother, Mrs. Alice Watts of Disha, Ark.

 

Featheringill, William J. "Bill" 15 Mar 1953 - 4 Jun 2006 SN-L 7 Jun 2006

[Note: Son of Claude J. & Ioda (  ) Featheringill; married 1979 Sherri]

William J. "Bill" Featheringill was born March 15, 1953, in Kirksville, Missouri, and went home to be with the Lord on June 4, 2006. He was preceded in death by his father, Claude J. Featheringill. Bill is survived by his wife of 26 years, Sherri, and their three children, Lindsey, Jake and Matt; his mother, Ioda Featheringill, Republic, two brothers, Jack Featheringill and wife, Kathy, Littleton, Colorado, and Russ Featheringill, Casper, Wyoming; two sisters, Claudia Shultz and husband, Duane, Plattsburg, Mo., and Becky Towslee and husband, Johnny, Caldwell, Texas; and several nieces and nephews. Bill dedicated 15 years of his life to Coring and Cutting Company, Nixa, and helped build the company to it's current successful standing. Bill was a dedicated husband and father who lovingly supported his family. He never missed a ballgame with his two sons or a dance recital or color guard performance with his daughter. Bill always gave so much of himself to the community by helping to sponsor numerous organizations. Bill's gentle ways and loving heart was always infectious to those around him. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him and for what he stood for. Bill is forever at peace with the Lord who loved him and whom he loved so much. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, June 9, 2006, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, with Tim Laffoon officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Republic. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the children's education fund.

 

Fehr, Vernon Edward 14 Jul 1920 - 18 Apr 1978  OH 27 Apr 1978 p14

[Note: married Florence who m.1 McCreary]

OZARK - Services for Vernon E. Fehr, 57, Ozark, were at 10 a.m. Saturday in Harris Chapel with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was in Ozark Cemetery. Mr. Fehr died at 2:08 p.m. Thursday at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, after apparently having a heart attack. He was a truck driver. Survivors include his wife, Florence; a son, Ronnie, St. Roberts; four stepsons, Dewey McCreary, St. Joseph, Donald McCreary, Springfield, Doyle McCreary, Roswell, N. M. and Buster McCreary, Kansas City; one grandchild and eight step grandchild

 

Felkner, Susan L. (Whyman) Obert 6 Apr 1951 - 6 May 2008 SN-L 9 May 2008

[Note: Daughter of Clyde & Ruth (Jelinek) Whyman;]

Susan L. Felkner, 57, of Bellevue, Neb., died May 6, 2008, following several years of ill health. Per her wishes, Susan will be cremated and a private memorial service will be held. Susan L. (Whyman) Felkner was born April 29, 1951, in Lincoln, Neb., to Clyde and Ruth (Jelinek) Whyman. She was a long-time resident of Lamar, Mo., and Republic, Mo. She was a member of the Hood United Methodist Church in Republic. Susan was a very talented artist. She loved animals and she took great pride in her family. Susan was preceded in death by both her parents, as well as two brothers, Michael Whyman and Clyde "Butch” Whyman, Jr. She is survived by one son, Jack Obert and wife Brenda of Ozark, Mo.; and daughters Andrea (Obert) Martin and husband Shannon, of Spring Hill, Kan.; Amanda (Felkner) Dulin and husband Joe, of Bellevue, Neb.; and Sarah (Felkner) Yorke and husband John of Springfield, Mo.; brother Joe Whyman and wife Vickie of Lamar, Mo.; sister Jane (Whyman) Obert and husband Ivan Lee, of Joplin, Mo.; five grandsons; and many nieces and nephews. Susan touched the lives of those who knew her and will be greatly missed.

 

Felper, William 27 May 1909 - 29 Nov 1931 CCR 3 Dec 1931 p1

[Note: Son of William F. & ? (?) Felper; married 1929 Marie Mancer]

William Felper of Rochester, Minn., lately come to Forsyth to spend the winter, killed Saturday when speeding motorcycle crashed into truck.

From Sunday’s Springfield News-Leader: Two weeks ago Mr. and Mrs. William Felper came to the Ozarks from Rochester, Minn., to spend the winter at Forsyth. Saturday, they went home again -- the pretty young wife with the dead body of her youthful husband, killed Saturday morning when the motorcycle on which he was coming to Springfield crashed into a milk truck about four miles south of Galloway. Felper was 22. The automobile speedometer showed he had reached a speed of 74 miles an hour as he dashed past all other traffic on Highway 65. The driver of the truck, H.A. Green of Ozark, reported to Coroner Murray Stone that before he turned left onto what is known as the “clubhouse” road” that lends to the James River Club, he looked back and saw the motorcycle way back in the distance. He said he signaled as he turned. As he swung across the road, the motorcycle crashed head on into the side of his car, almost at the end of it. Nails in the tire suggested perhaps a flat tire made it impossible to stop or swerve. His machine skidded about 80 feet, a mass of wreckage. Felper struggled out and staggered across the pavement, his head fearfully crushed and streaming blood. “Call a doctor,” he said; and died almost immediately on the porch of the Leslie Plang home where Leonard Short of Galena and other passersby had carried him. The body was brought to the Herman Lohmeyer funeral home here. Coroner Stone decided no inquest would be necessary. Rex Allman, president of the White River Booster League, brought Mrs. Felper and a friend who had accompanied the young couple from Rochester, Ferdie Miller, to Springfield at once. Miller accompanied Mrs. Felper on the return Journey to Rochester Saturday night. Mr. Felper is survived by a sister near Rochester and a brother whose whereabouts are unknown. His wife, Marie Felper, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Mancer of Rochester, Minn. They had been married two years. The Felpers and Millers drove down from Minnesota two weeks ago and took a cottage on the Shepherd of the Hills estate about a mile and a half from Forsyth, planning to stay the winter. Felper had hoped to get work on the bridge. After they settled, he took his car to Kansas City and traded it for a new motorcycle. Saturday he was coming to Springfield to do some shopping.

 

Felske, Earnest  Leroy 18 Jan 1914 - 17 May 1985 OH 30 May 1985 p3

[Note: married Thelma Love 2 Nov 1914 - 10 Mar 2007 m/1 Boulware]

Services for Ernest Felsek, 71, Ozark, were held May 21 in Harris Chapel with the Rev. Roger Sutherland officiating. Burial was in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Felske was dead on arrival May 17 at St. John’s Regional Health Care, Springfield. Mr. Felske was a Carthage native who had lived in Kansas City and Independence for 53 years. He retried in 1978 from Armco Steel CO,. Kansas City after 30 years of services, He was a World War II Navy veteran and a member of the Church of the Nazarene. Survivors include his wife, Thelma; a brother, Clarence, Carthage; a sister, Elsie Watkins, Carthage and several nieces and nephews.

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Felske, Earnest 18 Jan 1914 - 17 May 1985 OH 30 May 1985 pB11

Card of Thanks

We would like to express our appreciation to the many friends that sent food, flowers and cards and all your prayers in the time of our sorrow. May God bless each of you. Mrs. Earnest L. Felske and family  20-1tp

 

Felton, Carol Jean (McDaniel) 24 Sep 1950 - 26 May 1971  CCR 3 Jun 1971 p8

[Note: Daughter of George Amos & Gladys Stella (Lawson) McDaniel; married 15 Jul 1970 Larry Michael Felton]

Mrs. Carol Jean Felton, 20, of Rogersville, died at 11:40 p.m. Wednesday, May 26 after an illness of several months. Mrs. Felton was a 1968 graduate of Logan-Rogersville High School. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church at Ozark. Surviving are her husband, Mike; a daughter, Tammy, of the home; and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George McDaniel, Rogersville. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday in Marsh Chapel, Rogersville, with the Rev. James Melton officiating. Burial was in Linden Cemetery.

 

Felton, Lonnie Orville 27 May 1917 - 5 Aug 1965 CCR 12 Aug 1965 p1

[Note: Son of George & ? (  ) Felton; married fBertha Filbeck; married Mabel Elva Hull ]

Funeral services for Orville Felton, 48, Oldfield, were at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Chadwick Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Charley Shipman officiating. Burial was in the Old Boston Cemetery, east of  Oldfield, under direction of Adams-Monger. Mr. Felton, who died at 3:30 p.m. Thursday after a lingering illness, is survived by his wife, Mabel; a son, Wesley, Springfield; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Felton, Rogersville; two brothers, Kenneth, Oroville, Wash, and Ivyl, Rogersville; two sisters, Mrs. Lenora Horning, Brookline and Mrs. Arlene Battles, Riverside, Calif. and two grandchildren. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church at Chadwick.

 

Fenker, William Fred 7 Jul 1897 - 11 Feb 1966     CCR 17 Feb 1966 p1

[Note: married Nellie M. Walker 21 Oct 1906 - 25 Sep 1986]

Services for William Fred Fenker, 68, Forsyth, who died at 4:37 p.m. Friday in Burge Protestant Hospital after a two car collision about 11 a.m. Friday at U. S. 65 and Mo. 14 near Ozark were at 2 p.m. Monday in the Harris Chapel here with the Rev. Theodore Keithley officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.

 

Fenton, John A. 1945 - 24 Apr 2005 SN-L 27 Apr 2005

[Note: Son of Frank & Isabelle (  ) Fenton; married Twyla m/1 Roberts]

John A. Fenton, 59, of Nixa, formerly of Salem, passed away April 24, 2005. Survivors include his wife, Twyla Fenton, Nixa; two children, Jason Fenton and Joseph Fenton, both of Springfield; five step-children, Jo Roberts, Arizona, Sheila Carret, Nixa, Doug Roberts, and wife, Chris, St. Louis, Lloyd Roberts and wife, Tina, St. Louis, and Rick Roberts, St. Louis; two brothers, Timothy Fenton and wife, Donna Jean, Springfield, and Daniel Fenton and wife, Virginia, Willard; two sisters, Pat Walden and husband, Richard, Springfield, and Gail Schwegel, Arkansas; and three grandchildren, Lexus Mabrier, Danniel Roberts, and Ricky Roberts, Jr. Funeral services are today at 1 p.m. in James & Gahr Mortuary in Salem, Mo. Interment will be in Sam Crocker Cemetery in Iron County.

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Fenton, John A. 1945 - 24 Apr 2005  SN-L 28 Apr 2005

John A. Fenton, 59, of Nixa, formerly of Springfield, passed away April 24, 2005. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank, and a brother, Mark. Surviving are his mother, Isabelle of Strafford; a son, Jeffrey Fenton of Springfield; a daughter, Terri Hood of Pennsylvania, formerly of Springfield; and two grandsons, Dustin and Tyler Hood.

 

Ference, Anna C. 5 Sep 1910 - 26 Jan 1989 OH 2 Feb 1989

Anna C. Ference, 79, of Nixa, died at 7:30 a.m. Jan. 26 at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. Services for Mrs. Ference were held Jan. 28 at Greenlawn Funeral Home South, Springfield. Burial followed in Arlington, Texas. Mrs. Ference was a homemaker.

 

Fergerson, Earl W. 21 Dec 1910 - 11 May 1982  OH 20 May 1982 p8

[Note: Son of ? & Anna ( ) Fergerson; married Elsie O. 6 Dec 1911 - 26 Sep 2001]

Services for Earl W. Fergerson, 71, Springfield, were held May 13 in Greenlawn North Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jim Jefferies officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery., Mr. Fergerson died May 11 in Cox Medical Center after a long illness. Survivors include his wife, Elsie; three sons, Don, Kenneth and Earl, Jr., all of Springfield; three daughters, Darlene Chaffin, Ozark, Mrs. Shirley Boatright, Warner Robins, Ga., and Mrs. Earlene Loftus, Fenton; his mother, Mrs. Anna Fergerson, Harrison, Ark.; a sister, Mrs. Helen Weber, Diamond City, Ark.; 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

 

Ferguson, Archie H. 25 Sep 1933 - 18 Jan 1972  OH 27 Jan 1972 p8

Rogersville, - Funeral services for Archie H. Ferguson, 38, of Route 3, Rogersville, were held at 2 p.m. Friday in Marsh Chapel with Elder Ervin Funk officiating. Burial was in White Oak Cemetery. Mr. Ferguson died last Tuesday in St. John’s Hospital Springfield of upper respiratory illness.

 

Ferguson, Charles E. "Chuck" 28 Mar 1943 - 16 Sep 2008 SN-L 17 Sep 2008

[Note: Son of Charles A. & Helen M. (Curnutte) Ferguson; married ?. ?; married 29 Jun 1991 Nowetta L. Willis]

Charles E. "Chuck” Ferguson, 65, Springfield, passed away at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 16, 2008, in Cox Medical Center South. He was born on March 28, 1943, in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of the late Charles A. and Helen M. (Curnutte) Ferguson. He was united in marriage to on June 29, 1991, to Nowetta L. Willis. Chuck was a 1961 graduate of Rogersville High School and served in the National Guard. He retired after 27 years with Zenith as a quality control supervisor. Following retirement, he worked for the Logan-Rogersville School District as a bus driver for 14 years, during this time he was also owner of Ferguson TV and VCR Repair. He was a member of the Elk's Lodge No. 409; Solomon Masonic Lodge No. 271; and Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Temple, all in Springfield. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, and will be greatly missed. He is survived by a his wife, Nowetta; a daughter, Chris Stilwell and husband, Jerry, Springfield; a step-daughter, Gloria Abramovitz and husband, Mike, Pierce City; six sisters, Charlotte Jones, Springfield, Marie Weter and husband, Dave, Chadwick, Mae Smith and husband, Dave, Rogersville, Kay Jean, Fordland, Judy Willis and husband, Connie Mack, Springfield, and Frankie Kolb and husband, John, Fordland; five grandchildren, Jessica Ragsdale and husband, Anthony, Samantha and Maggie Lawson, and Josh and Courtney Stilwell; a great-granddaughter, Madison Ragsdale; a great-grandson, Camden Lawson; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many friends. Funeral services followed by the Elks funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 18, 2008, in J.D. Lee and Sons Funeral Home, Rogersville. Burial will follow in Smith Cemetery, Rogersville. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 17, 2008, in funeral home. The family request memorial donations to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 601 St. Louis Street, Springfield, MO 65806. Online condolences and guest book signing may be made at www.jdleeandsons.com.

 

Ferguson, Christine Marie (LeValley) 31 Mar 1967 - 26 May 2008 SN-L 29 May 2008 & CCH-N 4 Jun 2008

[Note: Daughter of Dennis & Donna (Heagle) LeValley; married 19 Apr 1966 Ken Ferguson]

Christine Marie Ferguson, age 41, of Nixa, passed away Monday, May 26, 2008. She was born March 31, 1967, in Owosso, Michigan, the daughter of Dennis and Donna (Heagle) LeValley. She was united in marriage to Ken Ferguson on April 19, 1996. Christine loved her family, and was devoted to her two daughters and husband. She always put the needs of others before her own, giving selflessly. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Survivors include her husband, Ken; two daughters, Savannah Marie, age 11, and Sydney Ann, age 7; her parents, Dennis and Donna LeValley, Nixa; two sisters, Carie Tilton and husband Chuck, Seattle, Washington, and Corey Coley and husband Jim, Nixa. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, May 30, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 4450 S. Farm Road 141, Springfield, with Bishop Timothy Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Glenn Cemetery, Nixa. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Memorial contributions may be made to the Christine Ferguson Memorial Fund in care of Bank of America, or the funeral home.

 

Ferguson, Etta Belle (Marshall) Butts 19 May 1918 - 10 Oct 1989 OH 19 Oct 1989

[Note: Daughter of R.B. & Emma (   ) Marshall; married ? Butts; married Arthur E. Ferguson]

Etta Belle Marshall Ferguson, 71, Springfield, died at 4:36 a.m. Oct. 10 in her home, after a short illness. Mrs. Ferguson, a homemaker, was born May 19, 1918, in Lamar, Colo., to R.B. and Emma Marshall. She grew up in Winona and made her home in Willow Springs for many years before retiring to Springfield in 1983. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Winona, since 1927. She is survived by her husband, Arthur E. Ferguson; a son, Robert L. Butts, and his wife, Polly, of Ozark; a daughter, C. Elaine Garton and her husband, Jerry, Springfield; two grandchildren, Debbie Stokes and Kelly Garton, Springfield; a great-grandson, Christopher Stokes, Springfield; a sister, Grace Marshall Huffman, of Ozark; a brother, Ralph Marshall, of Biloxi, Miss.; and many other friends and relatives who loved her.

 

Ferguson, Genevieve 12 Apr 1895 - 5 Oct 1984 OH 11 Oct 1984 p11

Services for Genevieve Ferguson, 89, Ozark, were held Oct. 8 in Whelchel Chapel. Branson, with Dean Vanderwood officiating. Burial was in Cedar Valley Cemetery, Hollister. Mrs. Ferguson died Oct. 5 in Christian County Nursing Home after a short illness. She was a member of the reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Survivors include a son, Bill, Ozark; a stepdaughter, Billie, Project City, Calif.; and three grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Cedar Valley Cemetery Fund, Hollister.

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Ferguson, Genevieve 12 Apr 1895 - 5 Oct 1984 OH 18 Oct 1984 pB13

Card of Thanks

We wish to express out sincere thanks for all the kind thoughts, prayers,. flowers and cards in our time of sorrow with the death of our dear mother and grandmother, Genevieve Ferguson.  Bill, Bobbie, Richard, and Randy Ferguson  Angie and Paul Means  40-1tc

 

Ferguson, Gleta M. (Pyle) 30 Mar 1910 - 3 Aug 2001  CCH-N 15 Aug 2001

[Note: Daughter of Joe & Dora (  ) Pyle; married Herbert Ferguson]

Gleta M. Ferguson, 91, Ozark, formerly of Springfield, passed away Aug. 3, 2001, in Riverview Residential Place, Ozark, after a long illness. She was born March 30, 1910, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., to Dora and Joe Pyle. She was a wife, mother, homemaker and charter member of the Kiltie Drum Corp., Springfield High School. Gleta was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert; daughter, Martha Hutchison; and son-in-law, Herbert Hutchinson. She is survived by a son, John Ferguson and wife Bonnie, Ozark, five grand children and four great-grandchildren. A graveside service was held Aug. 7 in Maple Park Cemetery with Dr. Gary Stratman officiating under the direction of GormanScharpf Funeral Home, in Springfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association.

 

Ferguson, Helen M. (Curnutte) 11 Feb 1922 - 25 Feb 1989  OH 2 Mar 1989

Helen M. Ferguson, 67, of Rogersville, died at 11:25 a.m. Feb. 25 in her home following a long illness. Services for Mrs. Ferguson were held Feb. 28 in the Mount Sinai Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Dwayne Harris officiating. Burial was in Smith Cemetery. Mrs. Ferguson had lived in the Rogersville area for 30 years, attending the Mount Sinai Assembly of God Church. She is survived by six daughters, Charlotte Jones, Springfield, May Smith, Rogersville, Kay Jean, Fordland, Marie Weter, Chadwick, Judy Willis, Springfield, and Frankie Cobb, Fordland; a son, Charles E. Ferguson, Springfield; four sisters, Naomi Peterson, Ella Sullivan, Elsie Nickel, and Reuilla German, all of the state of Kansas; and three brothers, Sylvester, of Kansas, Dewayne, Cold Water, Texas, and Kenneth Curnutte, Colorado Springs, Colorado; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

 

Ferguson, Jackie Charlene (Webster) 20 Jan 1945  - 24 Jan 1994 OH 2 Feb 1994

[Note: Daughter of Guy & Nola (Moore) Webster; married 25 Nov 1989 Nelson Ferguson]

Jackie Charlene Ferguson, 49, Nixa, died at 12:05 a.m. Monday, Jan. 24, 1994 in her home following a long illness. She was born Jan. 20, 1945 in Camdenton, the daughter of Guy and Nola Moore Webster. She was united in marriage to Nelson Ferguson Nov. 25, 1989 in Versailles. She was a graduate of Missouri School of Cosmetology and owner of Jackie’s Beauty Salon in Nixa. She was a member of the Nixa First Baptist Church. She enjoyed bowling, bingo and going to garage sales. She is survived by her husband, Nelson, Nixa; two sons, Jimmy Huff, Nixa, Donnie Waters and his wife, Lisa, Macks Creek; two daughters, Ellen Oshel and her husband, Mike, Mary Carpenter and her husband, Jim, both of Nixa; parents Guy and Nola Webster, Camdenton; three brothers, Bud Webster and his wife Nancy, Decaturville, Ace Webster and his wife, Jamie, all of Camdenton; two granddaughters, Mindy Carpenter, and Chelsea Water; and one grandson, Bradley Oshel. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Jan. 26, in Allee-Reed Funeral Home, Camdenton, with the Rev. George Duckworth and Richard Eakins officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Donations may be made to Hospice of Southwest Missouri.

 

Ferguson, James Austin 15 Jul 1912 - Jan 1984 OH 12 Jan 1984 p5

[Note: Son of Homer Virgil & Nanette V. (Austin) Ferguson; married 23 Aug 1935 Fern Webb]

Memorial services for James A. Ferguson, West Columbia, South Carolina, were held in Willow Springs, Missouri Jan. 9. Mr. Ferguson taught high school music in Ozark in the middle 30’s. He is credited with establishing the importance of music in Ozark schools and being the first director to produce groups to win recognition in area competition. After some years in public school music, he was Director of Music for the Southern Baptist Association and in 1960 retired from Minister of Music in First Baptist Church in Columbia, South Carolina. Attending the services from this area were: Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Wayland, Forsyth, and Mrs. Homer Rainey, and Miss Ruth Rainey and Mrs. Ward Whittington.

 

Ferguson, Larry Alan, Sr. 15 Jan 1944 - 13 Aug 2008 SN-L 17 Aug 2008

[Note: Son of Floyd & Winnie Naomi (Lloyd) Ferguson; married Linda}

Larry Alan Ferguson Sr., age 64, of Nixa, Mo., passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2008, in Cox Medical Center South in Springfield, Mo. He was born January 15, 1944, in Independence, Mo., the son of Floyd Ferguson and Winnie Naomi (Lloyd) Ferguson. Larry spent 42 years in music ministry, including 25 years as Minister of Music at various churches. Larry's love for people and the Lord touched many lives. He was always thankful to God for the blessing of having so many friends and such a wonderful family. Larry was a loving husband, father and grandfather. His grandchildren were the joy of his life. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Winnie Ferguson; and a brother Kenneth Ferguson. Larry is survived by his wife, Linda Ferguson of the home; a daughter and her husband, Lori and Tim Elliott of Nixa, Mo.; a son and his wife, Larry Jr. and Sandra Ferguson of Nixa, Mo.; three grandchildren, Austin Elliott (18), Ashlyn Elliott (13), and Avery Ferguson (5), all of Nixa, Mo.; a sister, Beverly Amos of Independence, Mo.; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bill and Rene McDaniel of Loganville, Ga.; nine nieces and nephews; and a host of many friends. Local arrangements are being handled by Walnut Lawn Funeral Home LTD., 2001 W. Walnut Lawn St., Springfield, Mo., where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, August 17, 2008. Graveside services will be in Manley Cemetery on Monday, August 18, 2008, at 11 a.m. A celebration of life service will take place Saturday August 30, 2008, at 4 p.m., in Covenant Community Ministry, 940 Tarpon St., Ft. Myers, Fla. Online memorial may be signed at www.walnutlawnfuneralhome.com

 

Ferguson, Thomas E. 28 Jan 1858 - 2 Jul 1942 CCR 9 Jul 1942 p1

[Note: Son of Costella & Mary Ellen (Smith) Ferguson; married 20 Aug 1884 Amanda Walker 15 Nov 1858 - 12 Oct 1941 who m/1 Sep 1878 J. T. Kindrick]

Thos. F. Ferguson was born Jan. 28, 1858, at Quincy, Ill., the son of Costello and Mary Ellen Ferguson. He departed this life July 2, 1942, at the age of 84 years, 5 months and 4 days. He was united in marriage to Amanda Walker in 1884 and to this union were born three daughters, Ella, Lois and Grace. Lois preceded him in death. He professed faith in Christ early in life and united with the Sparta Baptist church, where he was a member at the time of his death. Besides his two daughters, he is survived by two grandchildren, Clarence Johns and Fred Morrisett, and one great grandchild, besides a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 5, at 2 p.m. in the Sparta Baptist church by Rev. A.S. Hanks and the resident pastor, with burial in the Sparta cemetery under the direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.

Ferguson, William A. “Bill“,  Jr.   2 Nov 1937 - 30 Apr 2011 CCH-N 4 May 2011
[Note: Son of William A. & Genevieve (Stoker) Ferguson, Sr.; married 28 Aug 1960 Bobbie Beeler]
William Ferguson, Jr. died April 30, 2011, at his residence. He was born on Nov. 2, 1937, in Blue Springs, the son of William A. Ferguson Sr. and Genevieve (Stoker). Bill married Bobbie Beeler on Aug. 28, 1960, in Forsyth.  After 20 years of service in the Navy he retired and moved to Ozark. Bill had been a charter member of VFW Post No. 7628 in Ozark since 1985 and  post commander for 11 years. He was self-employed and did tax preparation. He moved to Taneyville in 2007. He was known as a professional coffee drinker. Bill leaves behind his wife, Bobbie of the home; Children, Richard Ferguson and wife Rebecca of DeWinton, Canada, Angela Friesen and husband Rick of Driggs, Idaho, and Randy Ferguson and wife Kim of Bedford, Texas; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, and sisters, Billie and Grace Ferguson. Memorial service will be held at the White River Association Building at Taneyville at 6 p.m. May 3. Covered dish dinner will be held following the service, everyone is invited. Services are under the direction of the Forsyth Whelchel Funeral Chapel.  Memorials may be made to VFW Post 7628 P.O. Box 743, Ozark, 65721.
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Ferguson, William A. “Bill“ , Jr.   2 Nov 1937 - 30 Apr 2011 CCH-N 4 May 2011
Former VFW commander Ferguson dies
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Former Ozark VFW Post 7628 Commander Bill Ferguson died April 30 after a noble battle with cancer for several years. Ferguson and his wife, Bobbie, moved from Ozark to Taneyville in 2007 to be closer to her family. According to information provided by friends, Ferguson died at home just hours after returning from a hospital stay. Ferguson spent 11 years as post commander in Ozark and paved the way for the current commander, Michael Orchard. “He was commander for half of our existence,” Orchard said. “He set us in motion and kept us in motion. He was an anchor in the community. It was easy to take over from someone who had done so much for so long.” Orchard said Ferguson’s sphere of influence reached beyond the post and Ozark. “He touched outside of Ozark,” Orchard said. “Besides loosing a good friend, we’ve lost a good mentor and a lot of good history. I can’t explain how much of a loss it will be.” Former Ozark Mayor Donna McQuay was no stranger to the VFW because Ferguson made sure she kept involved. And McQuay insisted Ferguson stay involved with the city. “Bill was always there and said yes whenever we asked him to do anything,” she said. “He always fought for the veterans, he served on many committees with the city. Even after he got sick he kept moving on and always had a positive attitude. “You couldn’t find a better friend. He will be greatly missed by everyone, especially myself.” Quartermaster Bill Edwards said that Ferguson was unable to be as involved with the post as he once had been. His illness took its toll. “We knew it was just a matter time,” Edwards said. “I will definitely miss him. He was just our leader. He was a dedicated veteran.”

 

Ferrell, Arch 1881 - Sep 1967  CCR 21 Sep 1967 p1

Funeral services for Arch Ferrell, 78, Route 2, Rogersville, were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Harmony Baptist Church west of Rogersville with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating assisted by the Rev. James Melton. Burial was in Palmetto Cemetery northwest of Rogersville. Masonic rites were conducted by the Henderson Lodge in Rogersville. Mr. Ferrell was the brother of the late Hobe Ferrell, one-time owner of the Kelley-Ferrell-Marsh funeral home of Rogersville. A life-long resident of the area, he was reared and lived his entire life on the same farm. Mr. Ferrell was a member and deacon of the Harmony Baptist Church, the Henderson Masonic Lodge of Rogersville, and the Bethel Chapel Eastern Star. Surviving are one son, Lynn, Springfield and one sister, Mrs. Ollie Wilkerson, Rogersville.

 

Ferrell, Arleigh Hiram 4 Mar 1900 - 16 Apr 1957   CCR 2 May 1957 p 3

[Note: Son of John Livingston & Elmeda Melissa (Pickel) Ferrell; married Betha 16 Apr 1906 - 22 Jul 1993]

Funeral services for Arleigh Hiram Ferrell, 57, who died April 16 at Springfield Baptist Hospital, were held April 18 at 2:00 p.m. in the Sparta Baptist Church with Rev. Harold Hurst and Rev. Donald Linebarger officiating. Burial was in Sparta cemetery under direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Clever. A native of the Rogersville community, Mr. Ferrell has been a prominent farmer in the Bruner community for the past 25 years. He was a member of the Rogersville Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Betha Ferrell; one son, Floyd Ferrell of Rolla; two daughters, Miss Faunlee Farrell and Mrs Betty Starr, both of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; three grandchildren, Donald and Karin Workman and Paul Ferrell; two sisters, Mrs. L. R. Swearengin of Springfield and Mrs. Ellis St. John of Bruner.

 

Ferrell, Charles James 1944 - 20 Sep 1951  CCR 27 Sep 1951

[Note: Son of Sherman & Corrine (Hunt) Ferrell]

Funeral services were held for Charles James Ferrell, 7, who was killed Thursday morning, Sept 20 in a highway 60 accident just west of Rogersville, were held Sunday afternoon at Harmony Baptist church with the Rev. Elgin Lee officiating. Burial was in Smith cemetery under direction of Kelley-Ferrell-Bergman of Rogersville. Survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Ferrell of Rogersville; one sister Jerry Sue; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Kate Hunt of Springfield, paternal grandmother, Mrs. Nora Brewer of Rogersville, and great-grandmother, Mrs. Mary E. Smith, of Springfield.

 

Ferrell, John Livingston 6 Jan 1867 - 9 Dec 1951  CCR 13 Dec 1951

[Note: Son of Hiram & Sarah (Livingstone) Ferrell; married Elmeda “Meda” Pickle 6 Sep 1874 - 1 Aug 1953]

John L. Ferrell, 84, died at 7 pm Sunday, Dec. 9 in his home near Bruner. Mr. Ferrell, born in Knoxville, TN, had lived near Bruner for the past 48 years. He is survived by his wife, Meda; a son, A.H. Ferrell, of Bruner; two daughters, Mrs. L.R. Swearengin, of 3101 Mt. Vernon, Springfield and Mrs. Ellis St. John of Bruner; 13 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock last Wednesday at the Bruner church, under the direction of the Chaffin funeral home of Ozark. The Rev. Reg Mapes will officiate. Burial will be in the Bruner cemetery.

 

Ferrell, Mildred J. (Simpson) 1934 - 0ct 1972  CCR 2 Nov 1972 p 8

[Note: Daughter of  John Keltner & Ida Ethel (Whitsett) Simpson; married Floyd Ferrell]

Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred J. Ferrell , 38 Rolla were at 1:30 p. m. Wednesday at the Rolla Church of Christ with Jerry James and Bill Snow officiating. Burial was in Ozark Memorial Gardens, Rolla under direction of Null and Sons Funeral Home. Mrs. Ferrell died at 4:40 p.m. in the Phelps County Memorial Hospital after an illness of one year. She was a member of the Rolla Church of Christ. The family received friends at the Harris Funeral Home Ozark from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday. The body remained her until 4 p.m. Tuesday. She is survived by her husband Floyd and son Steve of the home; two daughters Paula and Kelly, both of the home, her father, John Simpson, Sparta; three brothers, Charles Simpson, Sacramento, Calif, George Simpson, Sparta and John Simpson, El Dorado Springs, four sisters, Mrs. Nancy Bray, Sparta, Mrs. Inez Mitcham, Rolla; Mrs. Mary Harris, Ozark and Mrs. Helen Atchison, El Dorado Springs

 

Fers, Ethel 17 Oct 1911 - 7 Oct 1979 OH 18 Oct 1979 p12

Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Fers, 67, Niangua, mother of Mrs. Maxine Lentz, Nixa, were held last Thursday in Lebanon. Mrs. Fers died Oct. 7 in St. John’s Regional Health Center.

 

Fesperman, Audie Marie (Calloway) 9 Sep 1893 - 15 May 1975 OH 22 May 1975 p11

[Note: Daughter of  Robert & Artelia (Abbott) Calloway; married  Michael J. Fesperman  1 Oct 1886 - 22 Mar 1960]

SPARTA - Mrs. Audie M. Fesperman, 82, a lifelong resident of the Sparta community died at 9:55 p.m. Thursday in the Christian County Nursing Home, Ozark, after a long illness. A member of the First Baptist Church here, she is survived by a son, Leon of Ozark; two daughters, Mrs. Nina Johnson, Kansas City and Mrs. Reba Nell Jefferies, Route 3, Ozark; six grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Audie Fesperman, 82, Sparta, were at 2:30 p.m. today in First Baptist Church here with the Revs. Bill Mabury and Jerry Wallace officiating. Burial was in Monger Cemetery near here with Harris of Ozark in charge.

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Fesperman, Audie Marie (Calloway) 9 Sep 1893 - 15 May 1975 OH 19 Jun 1975 p9

We wish to thank everyone for their acts of kindness shown in the loss of our mother and grandmother, Audie Fesperman.  The families of Leon Fesperman, Nina Johnson and Lyle Jefferies.

 

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

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

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

[Note: Son of Dr. Silas Scruggs & Matilda (Abbott) Stacey; married Ellen Hudson ? - 1924; married Pernice Ann Cannon 2 Apr 1875 - 10 Dec 1963 m/1 Shipman]

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.

 

Fesperman, Leon 22 Oct 1915 - 3 Oct 1982 OH 7 Oct 1982 p1

[Note: Son of Michael J. & Audra Marie (Calloway) Fesperman; married Margaret L. Tennyson 6 Dec 1914 - 23 Jan 1991]

Former Mayor Leon Fesperman Dead at 66

Former Mayor Leon Fesperman died in his sleep early Sunday morning, Oct. 3, at his home in Ozark. He was 66. Fesperman, a retired truck driver, was mayor of Ozark from 1975 to 1981. He was a former employee of Kraft and member of the Teamsters Union. Jim Effert, who was appointed city attorney during Fesperman’s tenure as mayor, and who worked with him for about four years in that capacity, remembers him as person who “spoke his mind, a person who did not equivocate . . “ “All in all,” Eiffert said, Leon was a person who sincerely believe he had the interests of the city of Ozark at heart.”  Fesperman, a member of Ozark Christian Church, is survived by his wife and two daughters, all of Ozark. His obituary appears on Page 5. Caption: Leon Fesperman

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Fesperman, Leon 22 Oct 1915 - 3 Oct 1982 OH 7 Oct 1982 p5

Services for Leon Fesperman, 66, Ozark, were held Wednesday, Oct. 6, at Adams Funeral Home, with Robert L. Wiggs officiating. Burial was in Ozark Cemetery. Mr. Fesperman, a former mayor of Ozark, died Sunday morning, Oct. 3, at his home, of natural causes. He was a member of Ozark Christian Church, Friend Masonic Lodge No. 352 of Ozark and Ozark Chapter No. 98 of the Order of the Eastern Star, Survivors include his wife, Margaret; two daughters, Mrs. Bobbie Jo Wiggs and Mrs. Kathy Jane Gann, both of Ozark; two sisters, Mrs. Nina Johnson, Apache Junction, Ariz. and Mrs. Reba Jeffries, Ozark and five grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Heart Association.

 

Fesperman, Margaret L. (Tennyson) 6 Dec 1914 - 23 Jan 1991  NN-E 31 Jan 1991

[Note: married Leon Fesperman 22 Oct 1915 - 3 Oct 1982]

Margaret L. Fesperman, 76, Ozark, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 23, 1991, in her home. She was a longtime resident of Ozark and a member of Ozark Christian Church. Active in civic affairs, she was a member of the Ozark Chapter, No. 98, Order of the Eastern Star and Utopia Club, She was retired from Ozark Treasures. Survivors include two daughters, Bobbie Jo Wiggs and Kathy Jane Watts, both of Ozark; two sisters, Dorothy Lloyd, Ozark, and Ethel Patton, Marion, I11.; six grandchildren, Shane, Jennifer and Mark Wiggs, Janie and Ryan Gann, and Kelly Watts; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon, in 1982. Services were Saturday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Harold Mayes officiating. Music selections "When I Take My Vacation in Heaven," "In the Sweet By and By," and "How Beautiful Heaven Must Be" were provided by Charles and Brenda Taplin. Burial was in Ozark Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Missouri.

 

Fesperman, Michael J. 1 Oct 1886 - 22 Mar 1960      CCR 24 Mar 1960 p7

[Note: Son of  John & Francis (Jack) Fesperman; married  Audie Marie Calloway 9 Sep 1893 - 15 May 1975 - tombstone gives middle initial as J., obit says M.]

Funeral services for Mike M. Fesperman, 73, who died Tuesday morning at his home in Sparta, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Sparta Baptist Church with Rev. Gene Roberts and Rev. Elmer Webb officiating. Burial was in Monger Cemetery under direction of Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. A retired blacksmith and auctioneer, he had made his home in Sparta  to past 46 years. He was a member of the Sparta Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Audie Fesperman; a son, Leon Fesperman of Ozark; two daughters, Mrs. Nina Johnson of Arizona and Mrs. Reba Jefferies of Ozark; a brother, William Fesperman of Springfield; three sisters, Mrs. Rose Criger and Mrs. Roxie Mason of Springfield and Mrs. Etta Bruton of Fordland, four grandchildren and a great grandchildren.

 

Fessenden, Myron Glenn 25 May 1926 - 1 Aug 1995  CCH-N 2 Aug 1995

[Note: Son of Charles Ray & Rena Belle (Hall) Fessenden; married 5 May 1946 Marie M. Reuher]

Myron "Glenn" Fessenden, 69, Ozark, passed away at 12:35 a.m. Tuesday in. his home following a long illness. Glenn was born May 25, 1926 in Glendive, Montana the son of Charles Ray and Rena Belle Hall Fessenden. He was married to Marie Reuher May 5, 1946. To this union five children were born, and in 1955, Glenn and Marie moved their family to Ozark. Glenn was employed by Sears Roebuck for 21 years, retiring in 1976 as a service manager. In 1977, he opened Fessenden TV & Appliance Store, which grew into a nationwide company known as Fessenden Technologies. Glenn was a member of Gallaway Baptist Church where he was a Sunday School teacher. He is preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Ray Lee. Survivors include his wife, Marie, of the home; one son, Royce and his wife, Pat, Ozark; four daughters and their husbands, Glenda Canfield, Lincoln, Neb., Claudia and Paul Snyder, Ozark, Nadine and Jimmy George, Muldrow, Ok., Marlys Welch, Jacksonville, Fl.; his mother-in-law, Susie Whaples, Ozark; two nieces, Marleen Reuher, Alabama, and. Donna Scroggins, Washington; and seventeen grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Funeral services were at 2:30, p.m. Thursday, July 27, in Harris, a Cassity Heritage Funeral Home, Ozark, with the, Rev. Ken McIntosh and Mike Howell officiating. Burial followed in the Selmore Cemetery.

Fetzer, Daniel W., Rev. 27 Jun 1928 - 16 Nov 2011 SN-L 18 Nov 2011

[Note: Son of Joseph & Ada (Adams) Fetzer; married 30 Sep 1949 Doris Hassell]

            Daniel W. Fetzer, 83, Ozark. Arrangements: Barnes Family Funeral Home.

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Fetzer, Daniel W., Rev. 27 Jun 1928 - 16 Nov 2011 CCH-N 23 Nov 2011

            Rev. Daniel W. Fetzer, 83, Ozark, died Nov. 16, 2011, in Cox South Hospital, Springfield. He was born June 27, 1928, in Saint Louis, the son of Joseph and Ada (Adams) Fetzer. Daniel was united in marriage to Doris Hassell on Sept. 30, 1949. Daniel proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Air Force and was stationed in Japan for two and one half years. He served as pastor of Apostolic United Pentecostal Church of Montgomery City for 15 years prior to retirement. He was a minister of the gospel for over 50 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Patricia Chapman, 12 brothers and sisters and son-in-law Bill Hulse. Daniel is survived by his wife of 62 years, Doris Marie; two daughters, Connie Chapman and husband Andrew of Ozark and Sharon Hulse of Ozark; son-in-law Paul Chapman of Rolla; nine grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, other caring relatives and many good friends. Funeral services are noon Nov. 21 in Ozark Mountain United Pentecostal Church, Ozark. Burial to follow in Missouri State Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation is 11 a.m. until service time in the church. Arrangements under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.

Feurt, Cora Richardson (Beard) 8 Jul 1913 - 21 Mar 1993 OH 24 Mar 1993

[Note: Son of Percy & Cora (Richardson) Beard; married 1942 Thomas Netherton Feurt]

Cora Richardson Feurt, 79, Ozark, formerly of Tulsa, Okla., died Sunday, March 21, 1993 at Ozark Riverview Manor. She was born July 8, 1913 at Hardinsburg, Ky., the daughter of Percy and Cora Richardson Beard. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Thomas Netherton Feurt. Survivors include a son, Roger Netherton, Houston, Texas; and a granddaughter, Kim Bell, Springfield. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, March 26, at Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa, Okla., under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Fiala, Lawrence Edwin 30 Jul 1925 - 18 Dec 2008 AdamsFH & SN-L 21 Dec 2008

[Note: Son of Joseph & Eliza (Dekare) Fiala; married Joan]

Lawrence Edwin Fiala, age 83, Nixa, passed away December 18, 2008. He was born July 30, 1925, the son of Joseph and Eliza (Dekare) Fiala. On June 1, 1978, Lawrence married Joan Richters. Lawrence was an electrical superintendent in the city of Seward, Neb. for 33 years. He was a member of the United Apostolic Pentecostal Church of Diggins. He was a World War II Navy veteran serving in the Pacific. Survivors include his wife Joan Fiala, Nixa; three daughters, Lisa Searles, Springfield; Diane Harris and husband Robert, Killen, Alabama; Linda Collins and husband Stanley, Lincoln, Nebraska; four sisters, Lucille Hillen and husband Lester, Leigh, Nebraska, Esther Kassmeier and husband Delbert, Dodge, Nebraska; Lois Schneckloth and husband Darrell, Lyons, Nebraska; Edith Callies and husband Robert, Leigh, Nebraska; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Doris Haake, and an infant son. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, December 21. A funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday, December 22, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Pastor Bruce Herion officiating. Burial will follow in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield with full military honors. Memorials may be left at the funeral home.

 

Fiedler, Robert D. 26 Apr 1959 - 3 Jul 2009 SN-L 9 July 2009

[Note: Son of Robert D. & Anne ( ) Fiedler; married Stephanie Long 19 Mar 1969 - 10 Dec 2001]

Robert D. Fiedler, 50, Springfield, Mo., was born on April 26, 1959, and passed away on July 3, 2009. Robert attended Parkview High School, University of Texas, and Emerson University in Boston, Mass. He was employed with the News-Leader writing the column, "From the Left". He attended the Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Stephanie (Long) Fiedler in 2001; and his father, Robert D. Fiedler in 1981. He is survived by his mother, Anne Fiedler Finch, St. Charles, Ill.; son Cooper Emerson Fiedler; brothers, Christopher Fiedler and E. Anthony Fiedler, both of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; and sister Marceline Matlock of Ozark, Mo.

Fielden, Bessie Marie (Lewis) 13 May 1922 - 10 Sep 2007 CCH-N 20 Sep 2007 & AdamsFH

[Note: Daughter of Riley L. & Maude (McGinnis) Lewis; married Joseph Allen Fielden 7 Aug 1915 - 14 Apr 1973]

Bessie Marie Fielden, 85, Ozark, passed away Sept. 10 in Riverview Residential Place, Ozark. She was born May 13, 1922, near Ozark, the daughter of Riley and Maude (McGinnis) Lewis. She was united in marriage to Joseph Allen Fielden who preceded her in death as well as a son Robert "Bob" Fielden, two brothers and a sister. During her working career she was employed by Riverside Inn, Major Cheese Factory and the Ozark School Cafeteria. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church. Survivors include: Her son, Roger (Gene) Fielden and wife Susan, Hartville; her daughter Sue Bulmer and husband Bruce, Albuquerque, N.M.; a daughter-in-law, Marsha Fielden, Springfield; grandchildren, Teressa Taylor and Wade, Tim Fielden and Michelle, Debi Dabasinskas and Steve, Chris Bulmer and wife, Jennifer, Teresa Hartman, Regina Fielden, Loretta Applegate, Cletis Applegate and Veronica, James Applegate and Tierra, Sherry Applegate and Craig Meyer; several great-grandchildren; a sister, Mae Tennis, Springfield; nieces and nephews. A graveside funeral was at 1 p.m. Sept. 14, in Weaver Cemetery, north of Ozark with Pastor Gary Jennings officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 13 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2007

 

Fielden, Carl Clenton 31 Jul 1908 - 6 Sep 1969 CCR 11 Sep 1969 p8

[Note: Son of Elbert E. & Emma Evaline (Estes) Fielden; married May 1927 Susanna Isabella Robinson 10 Sep 1895 - 14 Sep 1967]

Funeral services for Carl C. Fielden, 61, who lived two miles west of Sparta, were at 2 p.m. Monday at the Harris Chapel here with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating, Burial was in Selmore Cemetery south of Ozark. Mr. Fielden died at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in his farm home, after an apparent heart attack. He was a lifelong resident of the Sparta and Ozark communities and was a member of the Hopedale Baptist Church. During the past year, he had operated a general store and for several years previous to that a meat processing plant, both in a building on his property. His only survivors are two aunts, Mrs. Susie Rainey and Mrs. Mary Rainey, both of Ozark and several cousins.

 

Fielden, Elbert E. 12 May 1879 - 16 Dec 1961       CCR 21 Dec 1961 p1

[Note: Son of John Allen & Elizabeth (Estes) Fielden; married 12 Jan 1902  Emma Evaline Rainey 13 Nov 1874 - 30 Sep 1948]

Funeral services for Elbert E. Fielden, 82, a retired farmer and lifelong resident of the Ozark community, who died Saturday at the home of a son, Carl in Sparta, were at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Chaffin Chapel at Ozark with the Rev. Roy Shipman officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery.  Survivors include a brother, Elisha of Orville, Ore. and a sister, Mrs. Felix Rainey  of Ozark and a son, Carl.

 

Fielden, Elisha May 1877 - 2 Sep 1962     CCR 6 Sep 1962 p1

[Note: Son of John Allen & Elizabeth (Estes) Fielden; married Sept 1907 Effie Pickle ]

Elisha Fielden, 85, a retired farmer of the Rogersville community, died in Oroville, Wash. Sunday night after a brief illness. Survivors are his wife, Effie; two daughters, Mrs. Ardice Dean and Mrs. Audra Gilbert, both of Oroville; two sons, Joe and Bill, both of Rogersville; four grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Susie Rainey of Ozark. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Kelley-Ferrell  Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Turner officiating. Burial was in the Palmetto Cemetery.

 

Fielden, Elizabeth C. (Estes) 13 Apr 1846 - 27 Nov 1918 CCR 28 Nov 1919 p1

[Note: Daughter of William & ? (Kitchen) Estes; married John Allen Fielden 6 Apr 1853 - 28 Nov 1932 ; tombstone appears to give death date as 1912]

In sad and loving memory of our dearly beloved mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Fielden, who died November 27, 1918. One long year since you left us. mother dear and how lonely is our home and hearts, without your ever present love and maternal kindness. Even in your long sufferings, always kind and patient. Each day and hour, we miss you more and more,. Sadly missed by your husband, J., A. Fielden and children.


Farthing, Rex 16 Aug 1905 - 30 Apr 1961  CCR 4 May 1961 p5

[Note: Son of  William Abner & Lola Ida (Roper) Farthing; married Erma Bilyeu]

Funeral services for Rex Farthing, 55, who died at his home at 5:30 a.m. following a heart attack, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Chaffin Chapel at Ozark with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was in McCracken Cemetery. He was a lifelong resident of the McCracken community three miles east of Ozark. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Erma; a son, Rex James Farthing of Ozark; a daughter, Marilyn of the home; two grandchildren; four brothers, Ted Farthing of McCracken, Frank Farthing of Rogersville, Clell Farthing of Cherry Street Trailer Court in Springfield, and Manford Farthing of Fordyce, Ark.; and three sisters, Mrs. Irene Morris of Whittier, Calif., Mrs. Florence Garrison of 519 West Brower and Mrs. Macy Eddings of 1308 North National in Springfield.

Farthing, Robert Richard, Dr. 21 Oct 1874 - 24 Sept 1953 CCR 24 Sep 1953 p1

[Note: Son of John Allison & Emma (Garrison) Farthing; married Ollie Belle Kerr 17 Jun 1882 - Dec 1985]

Dr. R. R. Farthing Victim of Fatal Coronary Attack

Dr, Robert R. Farthing, 78, physician to Ozark and surrounding community for more than 50 years, succumbed to a fatal heart attack at his home in Ozark Thursday afternoon at 1:30. After a busy morning in his office as usual, Dr. Farthing went to his home on Walnut Street for lunch. After lunch, while resting, the fatal seizure struck him. A native of the Sparta community and son of a pioneer Christian County family, Dr. Farthing began his practice about the turn of the century at Sparta following his graduation from medical school. Immediate survivors include his wife, Mrs. Belle Kerr Farthing; three sons, Jack A. Farthing of Ozark, Dr. Fred and Dr. Gene Farthing, both of Springfield. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Farthing, Ted C. 17 Aug 1901 - 17 Jun 1981 OH 25 Jun 1981 p8

[Note: Son of  William Abner  & Lola Ida (Roper) Farthing; married  6 Feb 1926 CCM Lena M. Garrison 2 Feb 1907 - 6 Oct 1983]

Services for Ted C. Farthing, 79, Rt. 1, Sparta, were held last Saturday in Adams Chapel in Ozark with the Rev. Bennie DeWitt and Jesse Phillips officiating. Burial was in Linden Cemetery. Mr. Farthing died June 17 in the Missouri State Chest Hospital in Mount Vernon after a long illness. He was a lifelong resident of the Sparta area and was a retired machinist for the Frisco Railway. Survivors include his wife, Lena; a son, Bill, Mountain Grove; three brothers, Clell, Springfield, Frank, Ozark and Manford, Fordyce, Ark.; two sisters, Mrs. Irene Snider and Mrs. Florence Garrison, both of Springfield; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

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Farthing, Ted C. 17 Aug 1901 - 17 Jun 1981 OH 16 Jul 1981 pB9

Card of Thanks

No words can adequately express our deep feelings of appreciation to our many friends and relatives for the prayers, flowers, cards, calls, food and all other acts of kindness expressed to us during the recent illness and death of our loved one. A special Thanks to the Revs. Bennie DeWitt and Jessie Phillips, the Shady Grove Quarter and Adams Funeral Home.  Lena Farthing  Bill Farthing and Family

 

Farthing, William Abner 26 July 1873  - 13 Aug 1952 CCR 21 Aug 1952 p5

[Note: Son of  John Allison  & Emma (Garrison) Farthing; married 4 Jul 1898 Lola Ida Roper 24 Feb 1877 - 7 Feb 1961]

William Abner Farthing was born July 26, 1873 near McCracken, Mo the eldest son of John A. and Emma Farthing, and passed away at his home in the McCracken community on August 13, 1952 following an illness of two weeks.  On July 4, 1898, he was united in marriage to Miss Lola Ida Roper and to this union nine children were born. One daughter preceded him in death. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Lola; five sons, Ted and Rex of Sparta, Frank of Rogersville, Clell of Fordyce, Ark.; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Eddings of Fair Grove, Mrs. Irene Morris and Mrs. Florence Garrison of Springfield; one brother, Dr. R. R. Farthing of Ozark; three sisters, Mrs. Ella Roper of Ozark, Mrs. Florence Stewart of  Springfield and Mrs. Allie Miller of Rogersville; 15 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends.  Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon in the Chaffin Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark by Rev. McCormick. Burial was in the McCracken Cemetery.

 

Farwell, Charles B. died 24 Sep 1903 CCR 1 Oct 1903

Charles B. Farwell Dead - Illinois Former United States Senator Passes Away at his Home in Lake Forest.

Chicago, Sep. 24 - Former United States Senator Charles B. Farwell died at his home in Lake Forest Wednesday of heart trouble after several months illness, Mr. Farwell had been prominent in state, local and national politics since 1844, when he came to Chicago from Ogle County, Ill. In his business life, he engaged successively in real estate and banking, and in 1864 purchased an interest in the present house of J. O. V. Farwell * Co. He was born in Steuben County, N. Y., 80 years ago. After serving as county clerk, member of the state board of equalization and in the state senate and house of representatives, he was elected to the United States senate from Illinois in 1887. He leaves three daughters, Mrs. Reginald DeKoven, Mrs. Dudley Winston and Mrs. Hobart Chatfield-Taylor and one son, Walter Farwell,

 

Farwell, Charles Jerome 8 Apr 1879 - 8 Aug 1967 CCR 10 Aug 1967 p1

[Note: Son of  Corydon James & Nancy Agnes (Hamil) Farwell; married Minerva "Minnie" Jane Mills 27 Aug 1874 - 16 Dec 1960]

Charley J. Farwell, 88, a Chrisitan County resident most of his life, died at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday at his home in Sparta. A member of the Methodist Church, he is survived by one son, Clell, Sparta; two daughters, Mrs. Irma Johns, Springfield and Mrs. Agnes Hall, Nixa; five grandchildren; nine great grandchildrenl and one great, great grandchild; tweo sisters, Mrs. Lottie Stevens, Springfield and Mrs Cora Stinnett, of Garrison. Funeral arrangements are under direction of Harris of Ozark.

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Farwell, Charles Jerome 8 Apr 1879 - 8 Aug 1967 CCR 17 Aug 1967 p1

Funeral services for Charley J. Farwell, 88, of Sparta, were at 3 p.m. Sunday in Sparta Church of Christ with Dwayne Bray officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark. Mr. Farwell, a Christian County resident most of his life, died at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 8, in his home.

 

Farwell, Clell Oran 13 Jun 1906 - 12 Oct 1971 CCR 14 Oct 1971 p1

[Note: Son of  Charles Jerome & Minerva Jane "Minnie" (Mills) Farwell; married 26 Jan 1929 Glessie Pauline Gann 3 Nov 1912 - 26 Jul 2002]

Clell O. Farwell, 65 of Sparta, died at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday at his home after an apparent heart attack. Mr. Farwell, who lived most of his life in the Sparta community, was owner and operator of Sparta Auto Supply for 20 years prior to his retirement in January of 1969. He was a member of the Sparta Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Pauline; two daughters, Mrs. Vivian Clinton and Mrs. Marolyn Snider, both of Ozark; two sisters, Mrs. Agnes Hall, Nixa and Mr. Irma Johns, Springfield and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist church in Sparta with the Rev. Bill Mabury officiating, Burial will be in Shipman Cemetery under direction of Harris.

 

Farwell, Glessie Pauline (Gann) 3 Nov 1912  - 26 Jul 2002

[Note: Daughter of Robert Urian & Lunda Louise (Johns) Gann; married 26 Jan 1929 Clell Oran Farwell 13 Jun 1906 - 12 Oct 1971]

Pauline Farwell, age 89 of Ozark, passed away July 26, 2002 in Ozark River view Manor. She was born November 3, 1912 in the Shady Grove Community, southwest of Sparta, the daughter of Robert and Lunda (Johns) Gann. On January 26, 1929, she and Clell Oran Farwell were married. Pauline was a lifelong resident of Christian County, and was a member of Victory Baptist Church, Ozark. Pauline, along with her husband, owned and operated a store in Abadyl for several years. Later they owned Sparta Auto Supply until 1970. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and gardening. Pauline loved her family and was endeared with the name of “Grandma Poonie” by her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clell; five sisters, Beulah and Bertha Gann, Gracie McCoy, Dema Kissee and Lola Forgey; two brothers, Lester and Leo Gann; and a grandson, Marty Snider. Survivors include two daughters, Vivian Clinton and husband George, and Marolyn Snider and husband Bob, all of Ozark; grandchildren, Jim and Joyce McGillen, Dennis and LaDonna Clinton, Scottie and Pam Snider, and Ron and Sandy Girth; great-grandchildren, Jared Clinton, Erin Snider, and Shawna, Kyle and Letesha Girth; a sister-in-law, Agnes Hall, Nixa; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2002 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Robert Long officiating. Burial will follow in Shipman Cemetery, southwest of Sparta. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Victory Baptist Church Building Fund.  Springfield News-Leader, July 28, 2002.

 

Farwell, Minerva Jane “Minnie” (Mills) 27 Aug 1874 - 16 Dec 1960 CCR 29 Dec 1960 p1

[Note: Daughter of  Charles & Cyrene Luiza Jane (Peace) Mills; married  Charles Jerome Farwell]

Services for Mrs. Minerva Jane Farwell, 76 of Sparta, who died at 7:57 a.m. Dec. 16 at St. John’s Hospital, were at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Sparta Church of Christ with DeWayne Bray officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery under direction of Harris of Clever. Mrs. Farwell was a lifelong resident of Christian County and was a member of the Sparta Church of Christ. She is survived by her husband, Charley; one son, Clell Farwell of Sparta; two daughters, Mrs. Irma Johns, Route 12, Springfield; and Mrs. Agnes Hall of Nixa; two sisters, Mrs. Eva Burger, Route 12, Springfield and Mrs. Nettie Ellison, 918 South Jefferson, in Springfield, five granddaughters and five great grandchildren.

Farwell, William Orlando 19 Oct 1874 - 28 Oct 1923 CCR 9 Nov 1923 p1

[Note: Son of  Corydon James & Nancy Agnes (Hamil) Farwell; married 6 Jan 1903 Maggie M. Faudree  ? - 1919; - marriage record spells wife’s maiden name Fandree]

The death angel came and claimed our dear brother, Sunday evening, October 28, 1923. William O. Farwell was born in Iowa and come to Missouri with his parents when a small boy and was united in marriage to Miss Maggie Faudree who preceded him to the glory world four years ago. William was converted when a young man about the age of 21 years and united with the Methodist church and lived a constant, pure, clean life up until his departure. He was born October 19, 1874. His body was shipped to California to be laid at rest by the side of his companion. He leaves to mourn his departure an aged father, one brother and three sisters, and other relatives and friends, but we expect to meet him some sweet day.

Faucett, Edna Ruth (Garrison) 11 Jan 1908 - 19 Jan 2005  CCH-N 2 Dec 2005

[Note: Daughter of John Roark & Iza Dora (Banks) Garrison; married 5 Jun 1920 Thomas Jefferson Faucett 23 Aug 1901 - 9 Aug 1981]

Edna Ruth Garrison Faucett, 97, of Montgomery City, MO, died on Wednesday, January 19, 2005, at Gamma Road Nursing Center in Wellsville, MO. Ruth was born January 11, 1908, in McCracken, Missouri to Iza Dora Banks Garrison and John Roark Garrison. Her father was the local gas and grocery owner in the area. Ruth had one older sister, Neva Zoe Garrison, who preceded her in death. Ruth graduated from Ozark High School and attended Southwest Missouri State College and received a teaching degree in business. She married Thomas Jefferson Faucett on June 5, 1920. From this union were born two children, Joseph Ronald Faucett and wife, Carol, of Waynesville, MO and Jean Ellen Faucett Weeks of Montgomery City, MO. Mrs. Faucett was a dedicated homemaker and her main hobbies were gardening, cooking, reading, letter writing, quilting, and other handwork. She was known for her compassion and good deeds to her family, neighbors and friends. She always found time, and a way to think of others that enriched their lives. Ruth was a lifetime member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church in Ozark, MO. Mrs. Faucett was a church musician and dedicated worker in whatever capacity the church needed her. Mrs. Faucett was preceded in death by her parents, sister and husband. Survivors include her son and daughter, two grandsons: Jason Ronald Weeks and wife, Carole, of Montgomery City, MO, Jeffrey Raymond Faucett of Waynesville, MO. She is also survived by two great-grandsons: Mason James Weeks and Clayton Weeks both of Montgomery City, MO. Funeral services were held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, January 24, 2005, at the First Baptist Church in Montgomery City, MO. The Reverend Jim Guffie officiated. Visitation was held from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service on Monday at First Baptist Church. Mrs. Faucett was be cremated after the services. Casketbearers included Jason Weeks, Lloyd Davidson, Jim Mertz, and Arlie Boone. Honorary Casketbearers included Roy Matthews and Dennis Fields. Memorial contributions are suggested to the First Baptist Church in Montgomery City, c/o Schlanker Funeral Home, 207 Danville Road, Montgomery City, MO 63361.

Faught, Alice M. E. (McCafferty) 2 Nov 1858 - 17 May 1929 CCR 23 May 1929

[Note: Daughter of  Jenkins G. & Mary S. "Polly" (Kenamore) McCafferty; married 3 Nov 1881 Franklin Monroe Faught 19 Jul 1859 - 31 Oct 1946]

Alice M. E. McCafferty, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. McCafferty was born November 2nd, 1858 and departed this life May 17th, 1929, being 70 years, 6 months and 15 days of age. She was married to Franklin Monroe Faught November 3rd, 1881. To this union were born five children, 3 girls and 2 boys. Roscoe preceded her in death while an infant, the other son, Lonnie, departed this life at the age of 17 years. The daughters are: Mrs. Bertie Ghan of Clever, Mrs. Maud Bowlin and Mrs. Fern Gideon of Nixa and six grandchildren, all of whom, with the loving husband, were with her in her last days. She is also survived by one brother, J. H. McCafferty of Springfield, Mo. And one sister, Mrs. Emma Elain? Of Lamar, Mo. And a host of friends and relatives who mourn her departure. Early in life she was converted and joined the Christian church. She has always lived a beautiful Christian life, been a devoted mother, companion and helper to all whom it was in her power to help. To the husband and daughters: “A precious one from us is gone, A voice we loved is stilled. A place is vacant in our hearts Which never can be filled. God in His wisdom had recalled The boon His love had given And while the body molders here, The soul is safe in Heaven.” Funeral services were held Sunday, Mary 19th, at 2 o’clock p.m. at the Christian church of Nixa, by Rev. B. Frank West of Springfield. Burial was in McConnell Cemetery under direction of T. B. Chaffin of Ozark.

 

Faught, Bertha May (Burrell) 11 Aug 1886 - 25 Jul 1936 CCR 30 Jul 1936 p4

[Note: married 6 Oct 1911 Cecil Don Faught 15 Sep 1879 - 29 Mar 1968]

Bertha May Burrell was born August 11, 1886 and passed away July 25, 1936 in a Pittsburg, Kansas hospital at the age of 49 years, 11 months and 13 days. She moved to Humansville when very young. Since leaving Humansville, her home had been mainly in Springfield and Christian county, but she moved to Oronogo about 18 months ago. She was married to C.D. Faught, October 6, 1911. To this union were born 2 children, Holland of Birmingham, Alabama, and Finley, of the home. She became a Christian early in life and united with the Baptist church, her membership at the time of her death was at Clever Baptist church. Whenever she lived, she took an active part in religious work, whether it was a Baptist church or not. She could work with any Christian people. She is survived by her husband, 2 sons, 1 sister, Mrs. L.L. Jones of Boonville, MO, 1 brother, Ray Burrell of Humansville, other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were conducted in the Nixa Christian Church on Monday, by Rev. West assisted by Rev. Watson. Burial was made in the Payne cemetery under direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

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Faught, Bertha M. (Burrell) 11 Aug 1886 - 25 Jul 1936

Mrs. Bertha Faught, 49, formerly of Clever and Cassidy communities, died Saturday in a Pittsburg, Kan., hospital.  She moved to Oronogo a year and a half ago.  Funeral services will be at 2 o’clock this afternoon in the Christian Church in Nixa, with burial under direction of Maples Funeral Home of Clever.  Survivors are her husband; two sons, Holland, of Birmingham, Ala., and Finley of Oronogo; one sister, Mrs. L. L. Jones of Boonville; and a brother, Ray Burrell of Flemington.

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

Faught, Burl Lee 13 Sep 1921 - 27 Aug 2002 SN-L 31 Aug 2002

[Note: Son of Zachariah & Martha Jane (Maynard) Faught; married 1945 Dorothy J. Burns 3 Jul 1924 - 21 Sep 2004, daughter of Glenn & Virginia (Rice) Burns]

Burl Lee Faught, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, August 27, 2002, and went to be with our Heavenly Father after a year long illness. He was at home surrounded by loving family members and the kind Pastor of King’s Way United Methodist Church, Charles Buck. Burl was born Sept. 13, 1921, to Zachariah and Jane Maynard Faught in Nixa, MO. He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, two brothers and one grand daughter, Jennifer Lee Naugle. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Dorothy; children Dan Faught and Marsha Chittenden; son-in-law Ron Chittenden; grand children Dr. Craig Naugle and his wife, Kristen, Shana Naugle, and Chad Faught; and one great-granddaughter, Alexandra Light. Burl is also survived by one brother, Cletus Faught and wife Geneva; one sister, Clara Wright; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Burl retired from Herrman Lumber Company, and was a decorated veteran of World War II. He was a member of Elks Lodge #409, American Legion Post 676, Shrine Mosque, Masons and King’s Way United Methodist Church. A celebration of Burl’s life will be held at 10 a.m. today in Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel with the Rev. Charles E. Buck officiating. Inurnment will follow in Missouri Veterans Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of America/Southwest, 1465-A E. Primrose, Springfield, MO 65804 or King’s Way United Methodist Church, 2401 S. Lone Pine, Springfield, MO 65804. Special thanks to Hospice and nurse Julie Perciful, RN. “Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Psalms 23:6 Springfield News-Leader, August 31, 2002.

Faught, Cletus M.  “Tommy” 2 Mar 1919 - 4 Feb 2004  SN-L 6 Feb 2004 & SN-L 7 Feb 2004

[Note: Son of  Zachariah A. “Zack” & Martha Jane (Maynard) Faught; married 1 Sep 1938 Geneva “Jennie“ Collins]

Cletus M. "Tommy" Faught, age 84, of Nixa, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004, in his home following a three year battle with cancer. He was born March 2, 1919, in Nixa, the son of Zach and Martha Jane (Maynard) Faught. On Sept. 1, 1938, he and Geneva Collins were united in marriage and spent their lives together in the Ozark and Nixa area. Cletus owned and operated Faught's Wheel Alignment in Springfield until 1969 and then moved his business to Nixa. He was a loving husband, father and proud grandfather whose pastimes included fishing with friends, farming, gardening, woodworking and community service. He especially enjoyed the farm he and Jenny lived on near Riverdale until 1993. He was a former board member of Christian County Enterprises, a workshop for the developmentally disabled, and the Senate Bill 40 Committee. He was also a member of the Nixa Sucker Day Committee. He was a charter member as well as former vice president, historian and board member of the Seventh Infantry Regiment Association of the 3rd Division Society and attended their reunions until his health prevented travel. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Geneva; a son, David Faught and his wife, Billie Jean, Springfield; three daughters, Anne Faught, Woodacre, Calif., Julie Anderson and her husband Bill, Ozark, and Tracy Lipscomb and her husband Larry, Springfield; grandchildren Ed and Roger Faught, Victoria Fanska and husband James, Noah, Eli and Amelia Lang, Jayne Neeley, Lauren, Amy and Billie Anderson, Stephanie, Stuart and Andrew Lipscomb; two great-grandsons; a sister, Clara Belle Wright; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Faught and Mildred Collins; two brothers-in-law, J. Arthur Collins and William C. Skaggs; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. His parents, three brothers and six sisters preceded him in death. A celebration of his life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Rev. Ralph Prosser officiating. Burial will follow in Selmore Cemetery, Ozark, with military honors. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospices of America.

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Faught, Cletus M. "Tommy" 2 Mar 1919 - 4 Feb 2004 CCH-N 10 Feb 2004

Cletus M. "Tommy" Faught, 84, Nixa, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004, in his home following a three year battle with cancer. He was born March 2, 1919 in Nixa, the son of Zach and Martha Jane (Maynard) Faught. On Sept. 1, 1938, he and Geneva Collins were united in marriage and spent their lives together in the Ozark and Nixa area. He served his country during World War II, stationed in Germany. Faught owned and operated Faught's Wheel Alignment in Springfield until 1969 and then moved his business to Nixa. He was a loving husband, father and proud grandfather whose pastimes included fishing with friends, farming, gardening, woodworking and community service. He especially enjoyed the farm he and Jenny lived on near Riverdale until 1993.  He was a former board member of Christian County Enterprises, a workshop for the developmentally disabled, and the Senate Bill 40 Committee. He was also a member of the Nixa Sucker Day Committee. He was a charter member as well as former vice president, historian and board member of the Seventh Infantry Regiment Association of the 3rd Division Society and attended their reunion until his health prevented travel.  He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and six sisters. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Geneva; a son, David Faught and wife Billie Jean, Springfield; three daughters, Anne Faught, Woodacre, Calif., Julie Anderson and husband Bill, Ozark, and Tracy Lipscomb and husband Larry, Springfield; grandchildren, Ed and Roger Faught, Victoria Fanska and husband James, Noah, Eli and Amelia Lang, Jayne Neeley, Lauren, Amy and Billie Anderson, Stephanie, Stuart, and Andrew Lipscomb; two great-grandsons; a sister, Clara Belle Wright; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Faught and Mildred Collins; two brothers-in-law, J. Arthur Collins and William C. Skaggs; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.  A celebration of his life was held at 2 p.m. Jan. 31 in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Rev. Ralph Prosser officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery, Ozark, with military honors.  Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospices of America, 1465 E. Primrose, Suite A, Springfield, MO 65804.

©Ozarks Newsstand 2004

Faught, David Keith 29 Sep 1941 - 14 Jun 2008 SN-L 15 Jun 2008 & AdamsFH & CCH-N 18 Jun 2008

[Note: Son of Cletus M. “Tommy“ & Geneva (Collins) Faught; married 25 Sep 1964 Billie Jean Newberry]

David Keith Faught, age 66, Springfield, passed away June 14, 2008. He was born September 29, 1941, in Ozark, to Cletus and Geneva (Collins) Faught. David graduated from Ozark High School in 1959. He served his country in the United States Air Force from 1959 to 1963. In 1968 David graduated from SMS with a BS degree in Political Science. On September 25, 1964, David married Billie Jean Newberry. David was a member of American Legion Post #676. Survivors include, his wife; two sons, Edward and Roger; daughter and son-in-law, Victoria and James Fanska; his mother, Geneva Faught; three sisters, Anne Faught, Julie Anderson, and Tracy Lipscomb and husband Larry; mother and father-in-law, Jessie and Paul Lane; sister-in-law Jacque Stephenson; brother-in-law Herman Newberry, Jr.; nieces and nephews, two grandsons and a grandchild expected in August. David was preceded in death by his father, Cletus Faught. Memorial donations may be made to the Southwest Missouri Humane Society. David's family thanks the staff at Quail Creek Skilled Nursing Facility for their care. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will follow in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m., Monday in the funeral home.

Faught, Dora 1904 - 31 Dec 1915 CCR 7 Jan 1916

[Note: Daughter of Zachariah A. “Zack“ & Martha Jane (Maynard) Faught; no legible tombstone in Payne cemetery; no MO DC]

The eleven year old daughter of Z. A. Faught died last Wednesday and was buried Thursday at the Payne cemetery

Faught, Franklin Monroe 19 Jul 1859 - 31 Oct 1946 CCR 7 Nov 1946 p1

[Note: Son of  John W.  & Mary (McConnell) Faught; married 3 Nov 1881 Alice M. E. McCafferty 2 Nov 1858 - 17 May 1929]

Franklin Monroe Faught was born July 19, 1859, near Nixa, and passed away at his home in the same community on Oct. 31, 1946, having spent his entire lifetime there. He was united in marriage on Nov. 3, 1881, to Miss Alice E. McCafferty and to this union were born five children. His wife and two children preceded him in death. He was converted at an early age and united with the Christian church in which he served faithfully until his death. Surviving are three children, Mrs. Bertie Ghan of Clever, Mrs. Maude Bolin and Mrs. Fern Gideon of Nixa; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Nixa Christian church by Rev. Frank West of Nixa with burial in the McConnell cemetery under direction of the Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

Faught, Hester (McConnell) Barnett Feb 1898 - Jul 1953 CCR 30 Jul 1953 p5

[Note: Daughter of W. A. & Mary E. (Ray) Faught; married 25 Apr 1914 Robert T. Barnett; married ? Faught; stones under both married names]

Funeral services for Mrs. Hester Barnett Faught, 55, a former Nixa resident who died last Wednesday at Bakersfield, Calif, were held Thursday at McConnell Union Church west of Nixa , with Rev. Roscoe Harding officiating. Burial was in the McConnell Cemetery under direction of Harris of Nixa. Mrs. Faught lived in Nixa until 1927 when she moved to California. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Bobbie Marie Aliff and Mrs. Louise Smith of Sacramento, Calif. and Mrs. Maxine Jones of Bakersfield,; two brothers, Henry and Walter McConnell of Rt. 2, Republic; three sisters, a twin, Mrs. Frankie Giles of Springfield, Mrs. Ima Wade, also of Springfield and Mrs Lina Patton of Nixa.

Faught, Homer L. 1910 - 2 Sep 1932 CCR 8 Sep 1932 p1

[Note: Son of Zachariah A. "Zack" & Martha Jane (Maynard) Faught; married 11 Jun 1930 Velma Nelson; no MODC found; age discrepancy noted]

Cars Collide on Highway No. 14, 3 Miles West of Nixa Last Friday Night -- Two Others Injured -- Funeral for Faught Held Sunday.

Homer Faught, 27, of Nixa, was killed and two Nixa farmers were injured in an automobile crash at 6:30 last Friday night, three miles west of Nixa on Highway No. 14. Charles McCroskey, 50, farmer and former Greene county superintendent of schools, and Clovis Sanders, 21, farmer, received cuts and bruises about the head and chest and were taken to the Springfield Baptist hospital by the Maples ambulance from Clever. McCroskey was riding with Faught west of Nixa, and Sanders was in Ed Young’s Model A Ford driving toward Ozark when the crash happened. Faught is survived by his wife and his mother living southwest of Nixa. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon under the direction of the Maples Undertaking company.

Faught, James Jasper 15 Jul 1842 - 28 Nov 1904 CCR 8 Dec 1904

[Note: Son of  Wiley Blount & Elizabeth Ann (Wood) Faught; married 1865  Sarah Eliza Kerr 10 Sep 1848 - 12 Feb 1934]

Died, at his home near Nixa, Mo. Tuesday, November 28, 1904, J. J. Faught after an illness of nearly two weeks, During the time of his illness, the home was frequented by numerous friends to whom the family extend their deepest and fullest appreciation and gratefulness for their unparalleled kindness and sympathy. The physicians in attendance were Drs. Wasson and Brown of Nixa, Dr. Kerr of Galloway, Drs. Fulbright and Fulbright and Fulton of Springfield. We especially express our thanks and gratitude to the most attentive Dr. Wasson who used his best efforts to sustain life and Mr. James Harper of Ozark, who devoted almost the entire time to the attention of the deceased. He was aged 63 years, and since 1865, has been a true follower of Christ and during that period has lived at the present home, a half mile north of Nixa. We can now only say of the beloved one who has gone on before, and whose soul has launched into realms of eternal light of that our last consoling hope is to meet him in that great beyond where sorrow, pain and anguish are no more.  C. D. F.

Faught, John F. 18 Sep 1861 - 12 Feb 1942 CCR 2 Apr 1942 p1

[Note: Son of Levi Carl & Mary Jane (Keltner) Faught; married 18 Sep 1885 Malona A. Kerr 15 Apr 1870 - 4 Oct 1888; married 1890 Lydia A. Kerr 5 Nov 1867 - 16 Sep 1934; married 4 Jan 1936 Ella Hood]

Whereas it has pleased the Supreme Architect of the Universe to call from labor to rest our dearly beloved Brother, John F. Faught, who departed this life Feb. 10, 1942, being 80 years, four months and 24 days old. Brother John F. Faught was born and reared in Christian County, Missouri, in the neighborhood and vicinity of Nixa. He was the son of Levi Faught, who was owner of a farm north and west of Nixa about two miles, where Brother John F. Faught was born, reared and attended the common school in the neighborhood. Later was married, bought a farm where he reared a family and was a member of the church, and a builder and promoter of good things in the community. Brother Faught joined Friend Lodge A.F.&A.M., Ozark, Missouri, and was raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason on May 17th, 1911, in which he held his membership until death. He was given Masonic burial and his body laid to rest in the Payne cemetery by District Deputy Grand Master Fred O. Wade, the Worshipful Master, Wardens and Brethren of Friend Lodge. Therefore be it resolved, that in the death of Brother Faught, his family lost a devoted father, the Lodge a faithful and useful member, and the community an upright and honored citizen. Resolved that we tender our heartfelt sympathy to his bereaved family and recommend them to the care of God whom Brother Fought trusted and served. Resolved, that a copy of these resolutions be spread upon our records and a copy be sent to the family of our deceased brother.

G. Purd Hays, John S. Taylor, Geo. T. Breazeale, committee.

Faught, Levi Carl 21 Jul 1836 - 24 Dec 1906 CCR 27 Dec 1906

[Note: Son of Wiley Blount & Elizabeth Ann (Wood) Faught; married  Mary Jane Keltner 2 Feb 1840 - 15 Feb 1907]

Faught, Lois Iva "Ava" (Curbow) 15 Sep 1903 - 24 Jan 1990 OH 8 Feb 1990

[Note: Daughter of James Nathaniel “Jim” & Nettie Ann (Sellars) Curbow; married John Wesley “Wes” Faught 6 Jul 1894 - 26 Oct 1966]

Lois "Ava" Curbow Faught, 86, of Nixa, died Jan. 24, 1990. as a resident of Woodland Manor in Springfield. She was educated in the community's one-room school, Lone Hill, northwest of Nixa, and then was graduated from Clever High School. She was employed several years in the restaurant business and with the W.T. Grant Department Stores in Springfield and Kansas City. She retired from the Newport Variety Store in the Wedgwood Shopping Center in Springfield. She was a member of High Street Baptist Church until health prevented her attendance. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Anne Curbow; her husband, Wes; two brothers, Raymond and Roy Curbow; and four sisters, Lola Mae Curbow, Hetta Lea Faught, Eva Lewis, and Euna Froussard. She is survived by two brothers, Leslie Curbow, of Nixa, and Fred Curbow, of Aurora; and one sister, Lucille Barnett, of Nixa. Services were conducted by Theime Colonial Funeral Home, followed by burial in the Delaware . Cemetery.

Faught, Lonnie Allen 21 Jun 1886 - 9 Jan 1904 CCR 21 Jan 1904

[Note: Son of Franklin M. & Alice M. E. (McCafferty) Faught; obit also mentions death of his brother Roscoe Faught 6 Feb 1885 - 6 Aug 1885]

Again the dark hand of death has visited our community and called from our midst one of our most promising young men, Lonnie Allen Faught, son of F. M. and Alice E. Faught. Lonnie was born June 21st 1886. He was the third child one, Roscoe who preceded him to the misty realms of death when a mere child, leaving the home broken hearted and sad, but yet left one other. Bertie, then a mere child, then the broken chords doubly twined around her and so remained until the above date, when there shone out from the once saddened home a bright light in the form of another baby boy, sweet and bright, which was, if possible, through more dear by the sad face of their darling little Roscoe; lying cold and calm in death, and Lonnie was looked to by both the fond parents 0 as being a God send to them to partially expel the gloom of the other, and they carefully and tenderly watched and prayed for the future of little Lonnie, then so close to their hearts and from the bright smiles and sweet words of Lonnie, he drew deeper in their affections day by day until he grew up to be almost a man, winning for himself the love and respect of all who knew him and making friends of all and especially the young people of the community. Lonnie was always ready to take part in any and all things that would help entertain  [missing part of obit] That we have learned to love are torn From our embracing arms And ever near us, though unseen The dear immortal spirits tread For all the boundless universe Is life; there is no dead.  A friend  Nixa, Mo. January 18th, 1904.

Faught, Lucinda (Maynard) 12 Apr 1856 - 24 Jan 1932 CCR 28 Jan 1932 p8

[Note: Daughter of Henderson & ? (?) Maynard; married 22 Sep 1876 CCM James Monroe Faught 14 Aug 1857 - 18 Jan 1895; MODC gives father as Henry Maynard & no info on mother; mother of Albert Faught 7 Jul 1877 - 18 Aug 1955; Alonzo Faught 4 Sep 1879 - 20 Aug 1925; Oscar Faught Dec 1881 - ?; Ora Faught May 1887 - ?; and Mary Ellen “Ella” (Faught) Pope Mar 1884 - 21 Apr 1969]

Lucinda Faught was born in Kentucky, April 12, 1858, and departed this life Jan. 24, 1932, aged 74 years, 9 months and 11 days. She was united in marriage to James M. Faught in the year 1876. To this union five children were born, Albert, Alonzo, Oscar, Ora and Mrs. Ella Pope. She was converted into the Christian church at the age of 16 years and lived a faithful life. She was a kind and loving mother and leaves a host of relatives and friends to mourn her death. The funeral services were conducted Monday at the Payne cemetery with Rev. Bennett officiating. Burial was under the direction of B.C. Klepper.

Faught, Martha Jane (Maynard) Jan 1879 - 29 Oct 1965    CCR 4 Nov 1965 p1

[Note: Daughter of  Lewis & Martha (Stevenson) Maynard; married 3 Dec 1900 CCM Zachariah A. “Zack” Faught 1870 - 1921]

Mrs. Jane Faught, 85, Nixa, died at 2:15 p.m. Friday in St. John’s Hospital after suffering a stroke Wednesday. She lived in a nursing home in Ozark. A member of the Nixa Christian church, she is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Dova Hazel, 527 South Newton, Springfield, Mrs. Dora Fitzpatrick, Nixa, Mrs. Blanch Snapp,  and Mrs. Clara Belle Wright, both of Tulsa, Okla; two sons, Cleytus, Ozark and Burl, 3331 South Lone Pine, Springfield; a step-daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Cowan, Pendleton, Ore; two brothers, Grover and John Maynard, both of Springfield; two sisters, Mrs. Belle Ward and Mrs. Hattie Faught, both of Springfield and 12 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and a great, great grandchild. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday in Harris Chapel in Ozark with the Rev. Kenneth Bandy officiating. Burial was in Payne Cemetery north of Nixa.

Faught, Sarah Eliza (Kerr) 10 Sep 1848 - 12 Feb 1934 CCR 15 Feb 1934 p1

[Note: Daughter of James H. & Lydia (Patterson) Kerr; married 1864 James Jasper Faught 15 Jul 1842 - 28 Nov 1904; no MO DC found, though there was one for a Liddle A. (Kerr) Faught  5 Nov 1867 - 16 Sep 1934 in Greene County, wife of John F. Faught]

Mrs. Sarah Faught, a pioneer resident of Christian County, passed away at the age of 85 years at her home in Nixa. When a small child, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Kerr, with a number of other families, moved from Tennessee and settled a few miles north of Ozark. Soon after the Civil War she married J.J. Faught and settled one-half mile north of Nixa where the family was reared. Surviving children are Mrs. Jennie Richter and Mrs. Dana Meadows of the home address, Mrs. Lille Tucker of Binger, Oklahoma and C. Don Faught of Cassidy. One child Ida Barnhart, died at her home in Nixa in 1922.

Faught, Wilma Jean 20 Dec 1930 -2 Jan 1931 CCR 8 Jan 1931 p1

[Note: Daughter of Homer L. & Velma (Nelson) Faught]

Wilma Jean Faught, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Faught of Nixa, was born Dec. 20, 1930, and departed this life Jan. 2, 1931, at the age of 13 days. Funeral services were held at the home at 2 p.m. Friday evening, Rev. R.C. Harding officiating. Burial was made in the Delaware cemetery under the direction of the Harding & Maples Funeral Service of Nixa.

Faulker, Mary Kathryn 1915 - 6 May 2007 SN-L 8 May 2007

[Note: no SSDI found]

Mary Kathryn Faulkner, age 91, of the Baptist Home in Ozark, passed away on Sunday. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today, May 8, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Burial will be in the Baptist Home Cemetery in Ironton.

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Faulkner, Mary Kathryn 8 Dec 1915 - 6 May 2007 SN-L 8 May 2007
[Note: married Lawrence Alvin Faulkner 17 Oct 1913 - 23 Feb 1992]
Mary Kathryn Faulkner, age 91, of the Baptist Home in Ozark, passed away on Sunday. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today, May 8, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Burial will be in the Baptist Home Cemetery in Ironton.

Faulkner, Morris J. 25 May 1905 - 28 Jan 1984 OH 2 Feb 1984 p10

[Note: Son of John Wesley & Pamelia J. (Branstetter) Faulkner; married Alberta M. 26 Apr 1912 - 16 Feb 2008]

Services for Morris J. Faulkner, 78, Fordland, were held Jan. 31 in Fordland Methodist Church with the Rev. Hoard Cowan officiating. Masonic services followed. Burial was in Fordland Cemetery under the direction of Marsh. Mr. Faulkner died Jan. 28 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield after a long illness. He was a retired insurance representative for MFA and a member of Fordland United Methodist Church. He was a member and past matron of Mount Olive Masonic Lodge No. 439, a member of Vincil Chapter No. 110 Royal Arch Masons of Springfield, a member of Bethel Chapter No. 281 of the Order of Eastern Star in Rogersville and had served as grand sword bearer for the Missouri Grand Lodge in 1980-81. Survivors include his wife, Alberta; a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Bradshaw, Fordland; one foster son, Louis DeVillier, Carthage; a sister, Mrs. Augusta Matlock, Arlington Heights, Ill.; two grandchildren and one great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Fordland United Methodist Church of St. John’s Regional Diabetes Center in Springfield.

Faulkner, Ruby D. (Ellis) 21 Jul 1929 - 16 Aug 2007 SN-L 19 Aug 2007

[Note: Daughter of Lee & Gladys (  ) Ellis; married ? Faulkner]

Ruby D. Faulkner, daughter of Lee and Gladys Ellis, was born July 21, 1929, in Paris, Texas. She departed this life and entered glory on Thursday, August 16, 2007, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, Mo., at the age of 78 years and 26 days. Her mother and father preceded her in death. Mom grew up in Springfield, Mo., and attended Lincoln High School. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed spending time working in the church. Mom would want you to know that she accepted Christ early in life and that she made it her business to see that all of her children accepted Christ also. She was a devoted member of Pitts Chapel United Methodist Church for more than 70 years. Mom is survived by her only sister and favorite brother-in-law, Margret and Floyd Hardin Sr., of Springfield, Mo.; her eight living children, Dan (Betteye) of Lansing, Mich., Gladys (George), Jackie, David, Dennis, Jane (John) of Springfield, Mo., Terri (Prince) of Dallas, Texas, and Darren of Kansas City, Mo. Mom is survived by her 14 grandchildren, Shirlene (Richard) of Ozark, Mo., Tam (Eric) of Winchester, Va., Misha Cobbins (Bruce) of Kansas City, Kan., Janay Ellis of Dallas, Texas, Colene Piland, Debra, Levi, Darius, Devin, David Jr., Prince, Dan Jr., Princeton and Darren II; 24 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Services will be held in Pitts Chapel United Methodist Church, Springfield, Mo., on Monday, August 20, 2007, at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Eastlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held in Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel today from 6 to 8 p.m.

Fauscett, Madaline T. (Bilyeu) 29 Sep 1923 - 31 Dec 2003 CCH-N 7 Jan 2004

[Note: married Delmar Faucett]

Madaline T. (Bilyeu) Fauscett, 80, Marshfield, died at 3:40 p.m. Dec. 31, 2003 in her home. She was born Sept. 29, 1923 near Highlandville. She is survived by her husband, Delmar; a daughter, Karen (Rainey) Lucas and husband Bob, Republic; a step-son, Gary Fauscett, Lebanon; three step-daughters, all of Iowa; three grandchildren, Sheila Day, Phillipsburg, Michael Lucas, Springfield, Ohio, Kristin Brooks, Millersburg, Mo.; four great-grandchildren; many step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; one brother; one sister and many other relatives and friends. Memorial services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, in the Fraker Funeral Home, Marshfield. Burial was to be held at a later date in the Spokane Cemetery. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2004

Fausett, Leon 8 Jun 1911 - 9 May 1985  OH 16 May 1985 p11

[Note: married Mabel 2 Aug 1911 - Mar 1987]

Services for Leon Fausett, 75, Ozark, were held May 12 in Whelchel Chapel, Branson, with the Rev. Leonard Felton officiating. Burial was in Lewallen Cemetery, Branson. Mr. Fausett died May 9 in Ozark Care Center after a long illness. He was a retired farmer and a member of Selmore Christian Church. Survivors include his wife, Mabel; a daughter, Shirley Glidewell, Ozark; two sisters, Edith Sharp, Springfield, and Lula Stewart, Branson; two brothers, Everett, Branson,  and Dewey, Springfield; three grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Fausett, Raymond A. “Bill” 18 Oct 1903 - 14 Oct 1971  CCR 21 Oct 1971 p1

[Note: Son of ? & Mary (  ) Fausett]

Funeral services for R. A. (Bill) Fausett, 67, of Billings and formerly of Branson were at 2 p.m. Sunday in Welchel Chapel, Branson with the Revs. Richard Claar and Bob Grady officiating. Burial was in Ozark Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Fausett died at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in his home after a long illness. He is survived by one son, Eddie Fausett of Branson, his mother, Mrs. Mary Fausett of Branson; three sisters, Mrs. Lula Stewart, Marionville, Mrs. Helen Baker, Branson, and Mrs. Edith Sharp, Springfield; four brothers, Everett and Leon, both of Branson, Dewey of Springfield and Roscoe of Marionville; and four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Fausett, Roscoe 14 Feb 1909 - 27 Feb 1977 OH 3 Mar 1977 p2

[Note: married Ruth]

BRANSON - Services for Roscoe Fausett, 68, of Marionville, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Whelchel Chapel here with the Rev. Bob Grady officiating. Burial was in Lewallen Cemetery here. Mr. Fausett, a former Branson resident, died at 5:07 p.m. Sunday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, following a long illness. He is survived by his wife. Ruth; two sons, Jerry of Branson and Marvin of Elkins, W. Ga..; four daughters, Mrs. Charlotte Payne, Ozark, Mrs. Elnora Wood, Macon, Ga, Mr. Mary Ellen Johnson, Phoenix, Ariz. and Mrs. Donna Pennington, Reeds Spring; three brothers, Everett, Branson, Leon of Ozark and Dewey, Fair Grove; three sisters, Mrs. Edith Sharp, Springfield, Mrs. Helen Baker, Branson, and Mrs. Lula Stewart, Marionville and 11 grandchildren.

Fauver, Beryl Irene (Hammond) 1917 -  30 Jun 1963   CCR 25 Jul 1963

[Note: Daughter of James Franklin  & Mary (Patty) Hammond; married Charles A. Fauver]

Mrs. Beryl I. Fauver, 46, of 3616 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, Wash., died in a hospital there Sunday afternoon, June 30, following an extended illness. Mrs. Fauver was formerly of Highlandville and had lived in Everett, Wash., for 27 years. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are her husband, Charles A. Fauver; a daughter, Mrs. Gaye Savage, Everett, Wash.; four brothers, Dewey Hammond, Snohomish, Wash., Clyde Hammond, Glenn Hammond and Leonard Hammon, all of Everett, Wash.; three sisters, Mrs. Pauline Stickler, Lewiston, Idaho, Mrs. Vern Bilyeu, Springfield, and Mrs. Jessie Alford, Detroit, Mich.; her mother, Mrs. Mary Hammond, Everett, Wash. Funeral services were Monday afternoon, July 8, at the Purdy Walters Funeral Home with Scott Mitchell of the Church of Christ officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery at Everett, Wash.

Fay, Margaret Christine (Bathgate) 25 Dec. 1904 - 16 Jun 1998  CCH-N 1 Jul 1998

[Note: Daughter of Lyman & Dora (  ) Bathgate; married 1930 Nathan Irving Fay 16 May 1906 - 19 May 1993]

Christine Fay, age 93, of Ozark, died Tuesday, June 16, 1998, in her home. She was born Dec. 25, 1904, in Polo, Missouri, and was the daughter of Lyman and Dora Bathgate. In 1930 she and Nathan Irving Fay were married. He preceded her in death in 1993. Mrs. Fay was a member of a local garden club and along with her husband founded the Springfield Audubon Society. Survivors include: three children, Sylvia Hein and her husband, Dan, Ethel, Mo. Linda Wheeler and her husband Stan Slaughter, Kansas City, Mo., and Lowell Fay and his wife Carmen, seven grandchildren, Dana Diane, Susan Shawn, Laura Lynn, Glenda Gay, Jessica Fay, Merri Anne, and Shannon; seven great-grandchildren, Joshua, Jason, Nicholas, Gina, Ryan, Danika, and Joey; and three sisters, Dr. Dorothy Sherman, Kansas City, Ruth Roberts, Topeka, Kansas; and Hazel Holden, Tonasket, Washington. Funeral services were 10 a.m. Friday, June 19, 1998, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Faust Matthews officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation or Hospice of Southwest Missouri.

Fay, Nathan Irving 16 May 1906 - 19 May 1993  NN-E 26 May 1993

[Note: married 1930 Margaret Christine Bathgate 25 Dec 1904  - 16 Jun 1998]

Nathan Irving Fay, 87, Ozark, died Wednesday, May 19, 1993, at Cox Medical Center, South. He was born May 15, 1906, in St. Paul Minn, and later moved to Kansas City. In 1930 he was united in marriage to Margaret Christine Bathgate. He was employed for 27 years as chemist for Ethyl Corporation in Kansas City before moving to Ozark in 1956 and opening the Western Auto Store. Later, he taught biology at Macks Creek School. He was a charter member of Burroughs Audubon Society in Kansas City and was one of the originators of the Springfield Area Chapter of the Audubon Society. The Fays were known for growing flowering plants and trees and were often visited by horticultural enthusiasts. Survivors include his wife, Christine Fay; two daughters, Sylvia Hein, and her husband; Dan, Ethyl, and Linda Wheeler, and her Stan Slaughter, Kansas City, a son, Lowell Fay, and his wife Carmen, Ozark; eight grandchildren, Dana Diane, Susan Shawn, Laura Lynn, Glenda Gay, Jessica Fay, Joshua, Merrianne and Shannon; and seven great-grandchildren. Services were held Saturday, May 22, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Faust Matthews officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The Greater Ozarks Audubon Society.