Elkins, Alice Eva (Flagg) 5 Oct 1870 - 13 Sep 1948 CCR 16 Sep 1948

[Note: Daughter of Samuel A. & Sarah Perinza (Woody) Elkins; married  5 Nov 1888 Dr. Cullen Bryant Elkins 1 Jun 1862 - 25 Feb 1947]

The funeral of Mrs. Alice Flagg Elkins, 77, widow of Dr. C.B. Elkins, 804 South Pickwick, who died at St. John’s hospital last Monday night, was held Wednesday afternoon in the Alma Lohmeyer chapel at 2 o’clock, her pastor, the Reverend Clayton Potter, officiating. Pallbearers were Ward Adams, Herbert Rogers, Clark Howell, Neil Gray, Vern Dillon, and John Clark. Burial was in Hazelwood cemetery. Mrs. Elkins was one of the city’s most widely known women and universally liked for her cheerful and friendly temperament. For years she was one of the outstanding leaders in local Democratic politics—one time president of the Green County Women’s Democratic club, a longtime committeewoman, and invariably a judge in the first ward in every election, even this year’s primary. She probably “inherited’ her interest in politics from her husband, an active Democratic leader who was one-time secretary of the state committee and secretary of the state board of health and under Governor A.M. Dockery was resident physician at the state penitentiary. Mrs. Elkins also was a longtime active member and onetime president of the Kurean Society of the South Street Christian church, where she had been a member ever since coming to Springfield in 1905. She also was both active and popular socially—and indeed, her last activity was to attend a dinner party at the Frisco Saturday night and to spend the rest of the evening with friends. She went home around midnight after making arrangements to meet her friends the next morning again. When they called Sunday morning and received no answer, they called her son, Ralph Elkins. He was not at home, but Mrs. Elkins went immediately to her mother-in-law’s home, found her unconscious. She was taken at once to St. John’s, where she died Monday night. Cause of her death possibly was a stroke of some sort. In spite of her interests, animation, and persistent activity, Mrs. Elkins actually had not been in good health for many years; but few people realized it because of her refusal to give in to her ailments. Mrs. Elkins was born near Rogersville, Mo. Oct. 5, 1870, the daughter of a Union officer, Captain Flagg. She married Dr. Elkins at 17, and they lived at Ozark, Mo., until his appointment by Gov. Dockery took them to Jefferson City in 1900. At the end of the term, they moved to Springfield. Dr. Elkins died in February of last year. Mrs. Elkins was first president of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Greene County Medical Society. Surviving her are two sons, Dr. Ronald Elkins and Ralph Elkins, both of Springfield; one sister, Mrs. Lillian McStay, of Riverside, Cal., and three grandchildren. – Springfield Leader and Press.

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Elkins, Alice Eva (Flagg) 5 Oct 1870 - 13 Sep 1948    SN-L 14 Sep 1948 p 14

Mrs. C. B. Elkins

The funeral of Mrs. Alice Flagg Elkins 77, widow of Dr. C. B. Elkins, 804 South Pickwick who died at St. John’s hospital last night will be Wednesday afternoon in the Alma Lohmeyer chapel at 2 o’clock., her pastor, the Rev. Clayton Potter officiating. Pallbearers will be Ward Adams, Herbert Rogers, Clark Howell, Neil Gray, Vern Dillon and John Clark. Burial will be in Hazelwood. Mrs. Elkins was one of the city’s best known women and universally liked for her cheerful and friendly temperament. For years, she was one of the outstanding leaders of the local Democratic Party , one time president of the Greene County Democratic Club, a longtime committeewoman and invariably a judge in the first ward in every election, even this year’s primary. She probably “inherited” her interest in politics from her husband, an active Democrat leader who was onetime secretary of the state committee, secretary of the State Board of Health, and under Governor A. M. Dickey was resident physician of the state penitentiary. Mrs. Elkins was a longtime active member and onetime president of the Churn Society of the South Street Christian Church  where she had been a member since coming to Springfield in 1905. She was also active and popular socially and indeed he last activity was to attend a dinner part of the Frisco Saturday night and to spend the rest of the evening with friends. She went home around midnight after making an engagement to meet her friends the next morning again. When they called the next morning and received no answer, they called her son Ralph Elkins. He was not home, but his wife went immediately to her mother-in-law’s home and found her unconscious. She was taken to St. John’s where she died last night. Cause of her death was possibly a stroke of some sort. In spite of her interests, animations and persistant activities, Mrs. Elkins actually had not been in good health for many years, but few persons realized it because of her refusal to give in to her ailments. Mrs. Elkins was born near Rogersville, MO  Oct 5, 1870, the daughter of a Union officer, Captain Flagg. She married Dr. Elkins at 17, and they lived at Ozark, MO until his appointment by Governor Dockery took them to Jefferson City in 1900. At the end of that term, they moved to Springfield. Dr. Elkins died in  February of last year. Mrs. Elkins was first president of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Greene County Medical Society. Survivors are her two sons, Dr. Ronald Elkins and Ralph Elkins, both of Springfield, one sister, Mrs. Lillian McStay of Riverside, Calif and three grandchildren.

 

Elkins, Barclay Tilman 17 Jul 1867 - 26 Mar 1936 CCR 2 Apr 1936 p1

[Note: Son of Dillard Love & Elizabeth Josephine (Elkins) Elkins; married 9 Sep 1891 CCM Mary Jane Kessinger 15 Sep 1874 - 26 Sep 1956; spelling from tombstone; name spelled Barkley in some records; DC mistakenly puts his wife‘s maiden name down instead of his mother‘s]

Barclay Tilman Elkins was born July 17, 1867 and died March 26, 1936 at the home 859 Madison, Springfield. He came to the Ozarks region in 1884 and spent most of his life here. In 1891, he married Mary Jane Kessinger and to this union nine children were born, three of whom died in infancy and Elizabeth at age sixteen. Those surviving are Charles A., Thomas R., Agnes M. High, Inez Matthews and Irma Ferrel. An adopted daughter, Ethel Cheek, lived in Loveland, Colo. Funeral services were held Mar 29 at the Chaffin Funeral Home by Rev. Matthews with burial in the Ozark Cemetery.

 

Elkins, Charles Arnold 1898 - Mar 1963  SDN     20 Mar 1963 p 15

[Note: Son of Barclay Tillman & Mary Jane (Kessinger) Elkins; married Lottie High 1909 - 1961]

Funeral services for Charley Arnold Elkins 64 of 511 North Park who died at his home Sunday afternoon will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Ayre-Goodwin chapel with the Rev. Henry Long officiating. Burial will be in the White Chapel Cemetery

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Elkins, Charles Arnold 1898 - Mar 1963  SDN  20 Mar 1963 p 15

Springfield Daily News 21 Mar 1963 p 2

Charles A. Elkins 64 of 511 North Park died at 3 p.m. Sunday at his home after suffering a heart attack. He had been in ill health for the past two years. Mr. Elkins was a native of Ozark . He had lived in Springfield most of his life. Survivors include five daughters, Miss Doris Elkins of the home, Mrs. Edna Wrobel, San Leandro, CA, Mrs. Betty Jo Gurschke, Milwaukee, WS, Mrs. Barbara Wallis 1440 Fulbright and Mrs. Shirley Hopkins 2121 West Kearney and a son Charles of the home. Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Agnes High 1121 North Forest, Mrs. Inez Matthews 518 S Broadway and Mrs. Irma Ferrell 2954 West Walnut; a brother Tom Elkins of Ash Grove and three grandchildren. Arrangements will be by Ayre-Goodwin.

 

Elkins, Elizabeth 29 Oct 1906 - 17 Nov 1922 CCR 24 Nov 1922 p1

[Note: Daughter of Barclay Tillman & Mary Jane (Kessinger) Elkins; stone for Elizabeth near parents in Ozark cemetery, but unclear whether her body was moved or this is just in memory of her]

Through Frank Kessinger of Springfield, word reached Ozark Wednesday night, through Mrs. E. D. Rees who had seen Mr. Kessinger in Springfield Wednesday that Miss Elizabeth Elkins, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. T. Elkins had died of black small-pox at Loveland, Colorado, and that another daughter, Inez, could not live and that the baby daughter, Irma was very sick. It will be remembered that the Elkins family left Ozark two years ago this fall and located in Loveland. Old acquaintances and friends of the family will learn with regret of the death of Miss Elizabeth and the trouble the family are having, Since the above information was received, a letter was received at the Republican office from Charley Elkins, conveying the sad news of the death of his sister, Miss Elizabeth, on last Friday, November 17 of black smallpox and stating that his other sister, Inez, could not live, according to the doctor in charge. He reports that there are more then 300 cases of smallpox in Loveland and Denver. Elizabeth Elkins was born in Ozark and was 16 years and 18 days old at the time of her death. She was buried at Loveland last Saturday according to a letter received by Aunt Nan Thornton which also states that Mrs. Elkins and Irma are both sick.

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Elkins, Elizabeth 29 Oct 1906 - 17 Nov 1922 CCR 29 Dec 1922

A letter received last week from Mrs. Ethel Cheek of Loveland, Colo., adopted daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. T. Elkins, announced that the family are recovering from the small-pox scourge and will soon be liberated from the quarantine. The letter states that in addition to the death of Miss Elizabeth, the daughter Inez had lost the sign of one eye from the effects of the disease with danger of losing the other

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Elkins, Elizabeth 29 Oct 1906 - 17 Nov 1922 CCR 20 Nov 1925 p1

[Note: Daughter of Barclay Tillman & Mary Jane (Kessinger) Elkins]

In Memory

In loving memory of Elizabeth Elkins, who passed away 3 years ago, November 17th. Today we are lonely for the one we loved most dear, We would give the world twice over if she were only here; Why did she die when life seemed fair and no dark clouds were near To dim the brightness of our eye or to start the bitter tear. We thought not at the close of day when night veiled earth and sky That one so full of life and hope would breath the last goodbye.  Sadly missed by Mrs. O. T. Mayes and daughters, Denver, Colo.

 

 

Elkins, Higdon Richard Jarrett "Dick" 29 Jun 1839 - 4 Apr 1931 CCR 9 Apr 1931 p1

[Note: Son of Thomas & Mary "Polly" (Melton) Elkins; married 5 Jul 1859 Cannon County, TN Ruth E. Neely 31 Dec 1841 - 9 Dec 1867; married 4 Feb 1868 Cannon County, TN Eliza Ann Higgins 1848 - ? divorced 1869; married c1870 Amanda Petty 1855 - between 29 Feb 1876 & 1880 - nephew of Jacob Melton and Ann (Elkins) Brown Pendleton who came to Christian County; youngest brother of Melissa Caroline “Cal“ (Elkins) Melton who came to Christian County,  Martha Virginia (Elkins) Fowler who had three children settle in Christian County, and Dillard Love Elkins whose son Barclay Tillman came to Christian County as well as three other brothers and one other sister - Sam Stone was a grandson of Jacob Melton, thus a cousin; children - with Ruth - Euclid S. Elkins 31 Mar 1860 - 6 Apr 1891; Dr. Cullen Bryant Elkins 1 Jun 1862 - 25 Feb 1947; Melissa Caroline (Elkins) Phillips 20 Sep 1864 - 24 Apr 1894; with Eliza - Jennie Emaline (Elkins) Muncy 1869 - aft 1920; with Amanda - James Thomas Elkins 9 Apr 1872 - 16 Dec 1933, and William Bryan Elkins 29 Feb 1876 - 30 Jul 1934]

H.R. (Uncle Dick) Elkins died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Stone, east of McCracken, on April 4, aged 91 years, 9 months and 6 days. He is survived by three sons, Dr. C.B. Elkins and W.B. Elkins of Springfield and James Elkins of North Missouri, besides other relatives and friends. The funeral services were held Sunday, April 5, at 2 p.m. at the Linden chapel with Rev. R.T. Ritzinger officiating with burial in the Linden cemetery under the direction of T.B. Chaffin.

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Elkins, Higdon Richard Jarrett "Dick" 29 Jun 1839 - 4 Apr 1931 CCR 9 Apr 1931 p8

[Note: from McCracken News]

A large crowd attended the funeral Sunday of R.H. Elkins, better known in this community as “Uncle Dick”. Feeling that we have lost another one of the best men we ever knew. He was loved by all who knew him. Our loss is heaven’s gain

 

Elkins, James Thomas 9 Apr 1872 - 16 Dec 1933 CCR 14 Dec 1933 p4

[Note: Son of Higdon Richard Jarrett “Dick” & Amanda (Petty) Elkins; married ? Hall ? - 23 Dec 1898; married 6 Mar 1904 Sarah Bellah Wilson 22 Nov 1873 - 15 Jul 1963; both buried Maple Hills Cemetery in Kirksville, Adair County]

James T. Elkins, former Christian county resident, died Sunday at his home at Brashears, Mo. He was the brother of Dr. C.B. Elkins and W.B. Elkins of Springfield and a son of H.R. Elkins, who was widely known in southwest Missouri before his death. Mr. James Elkins, who was born and reared in Christian county east of Ozark formerly traveled for the old Hall Drug company, now the Sigler company. He is survived by his wife and son, Dr. H.B. Elkins of Brashears. He was a member of the Shrine and all Masonic bodies.

 

Elkins,  Jared Allan 20 Aug 2004 - 20 Aug 2004 SN-L 22 Aug 2004

[Note: Son of Larry & Sherri (  ) Elkins]

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Elkins, Jordan Daniel 20 Aug 2004 - 20 Aug 2004 SN-L 22 Aug 2004

[Note: Son of Larry & Sherri (  ) Elkins]

Jared Allan and Jordan Daniel Elkins, identical twins, passed away on Aug. 20, 2004, at Cox South Hospital. They are survived by their mother and father, Sherri and Larry Elkins, Rogersville, Mo.; two brothers, Christopher Elkins, Rogersville, and Brandon Elkins, of the home; paternal grandparents, Janice Drysdale, Rogersville, and James and Dee Elkins, Clinton, Mo.; maternal grandmother, Sharon Elliott of Hazleton, Ind. Two special little angels will be greatly missed. Graveside services will be Monday, Aug. 23, 2004, at 11 a.m. in White Oak Cemetery with Minister Winston Burton officiating. Greenlawn Funeral Home South is in charge of arrangements.

 

Elkins, Lottie (High) 1909 - Apr 1961 SDN 20 Apr 1961 p 23

[Note: married Charles Arnold Elkins 1898 - Mar 1963]

Mrs. Lottie Elkins, 51, of 511 North Park, was found dead at her home early Wednesday. Survivors are her husband, Charles, Sr., a son, Charles, Jr. of the home; five daughters, Doris, Betty, Barbara Sue and Shirley Elkins all of the home and Mrs. Edna Wroebel, San Leandro, Ca, a sister, Mrs. Margaret Shelley, Los Angeles, two brothers, Ina High, Springfield and Charles High, St. Louis and one  granddaughter. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Ayre-Goodwin

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Elkins, Lottie (High) 1909 - Apr 1961 SDN 20 Apr 1961 p 23

Springfield Daily News 22 Apr 1961 p 13

Funeral services for Mrs. Lottie Elkins, 51 of 511 North Park who died Wednesday will be at 2 p.m. today in the Ayre-Goodwin Chapel. The Rev. Marshall Burroughs will officiate with burial in the White Chapel Cemetery.

Elkins, Mary Jane (Kessinger) 15 Sep 1874 - 26 Sep 1956 CCR 5 Oct 1956 p4

[Note: Daughter of Jacob C. & Frances Elizabeth (Fulford) Kessinger; married Barclay Tillman Elkins 17 Jul 1867 - 26 Mar 1936]

Funeral services for Mary Jane Elkins, 82, who died Wednesday, Sept. 26 at her home in Springfield were held Sunday, Sept 30 at 9 a.m. in the Church of Christ in Springfield, with Bro. Land officiating. Burial was in the Ozark Cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. She was a native of Christian County and a former resident of Ozark. She was a member of the Broadway & Madison Church of Christ of Springfield.  Survivors include two sons, Charley Elkins of Springfield and Tom Elkins of Ash Grove; four daughters, Mrs. Agnes High, Mrs. Inez Matthews and Mrs. Erma Ferrell, all of Springfield, and Mrs. Ethel Chech of Loveland, Colo., 17 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; two brothers, M. K. Kessinger of Springfield and A. J. Kessinger of Neosho and Mrs. V. M. Vanderhoof of Denver, Colo.

Ellerman, Claude “Woody” 27 Dec 1918 - 7 Feb 1992 NN-E 13 Feb 1992

[Note: Son of Charles Luther & Linnie E. (Bolin) Ellerman; married 29 Jan 1945 Sarah Elizabeth “Betty” Phillips ? - 1983; married Freda N. McNeil 18 Apr 1925 - 25 May 1988  m/1 Green}

Claude “Woody” Ellerman, 73, Sparta, died at 2:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7, 1992 in his home. He was a retired operating engineer who worked with Jess/Wood Plumbing Co. for 30 years. He was born Dec. 27, 1918 in Missouri City, the son of Charles Luther and Linnie E. (Bolin) Ellerman. He was  teacher and longtime member of the Round Steppers Dance Club. He was married Jan. 29, 1945 to Sarah Elizabeth “Betty” Phillips, who preceded him in death in 1983. He is survived by a son, Terry Ellerman and his fiancee, Becky McCormick, Sparta; a daughter, Sandra K. Wilkins, Tulsa, Okla; two sisters, Bertha Dean, Carter, Nixa and Rachel Lucille Franka, Kansas City: and a grandson, Matt Ellerman, Ozark. Services were Tuesday at Ayre-Goodwin-Lee Funeral Home at Rivermonte, Springfield, with the Rev. Richard Eakins officiating. Burial followed in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens, Springfield.

 

Ellerman, Freda N. (McNeil) Green 18 Apr 1925 - 25 May 1988   OH 2 Jun 1988

[Note: married first ? Green; married second Claude W. Ellerman 27 Dec 1918 - 7 Feb 1992 ]

Freda N. Green Ellerman, 63, of Springfield, died at 2 a.m. May 25 at Cox Medical Center South. Services for Mrs. Ellerman were held Friday in Greenlawn Funeral Home South Chapel, with the Rev. Richard Eakins officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Walnut Grove. A longtime Springfield resident, Mrs. Ellerman was a native of Walnut Grove. A retired Southwestern Bell Telephone operator, she had owned and operated the Flipsides Ceramic Shop for 17 years. She was a member of the Springfield Telephone Pioneers, and of the Mini Square and Round Dance Club Survivors include her husband, Claude W., Springfield; three sons, Gerald Green and Martin Green. both of Springfield, and Phillip Stan Green, Tulsa, Oklahoma; a stepson, Terry Ellerman, Ozark; a stepdaughter, Sandra Kay Wilkerson, Tulsa; two brothers, Jack McNeil, Everton, and John McNeil, Ozark; five sisters, Nancy Stockton, Walnut Grove, Linda Fulton, Ozark, Elloise Williams, San Jose, California, Nita Hindman, Springfield, and Dorothy Bradley, Los Angeles, California; and nine grandchildren.

 

Ellerman, Jessie Lee Alfred 19 Mar 1915 - 4 Apr 1990 OH 12 Apr 1990

[Note: Son of Charles Luther & Linnie E. (Bolin) Ellerman]

Jessie Lee Alfred Ellerman, 75, Sparta died at 5:57 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, 1990 from injuries suffered in an automobile accident on Highway 125, near Lindenlure. He was a retired route salesman for the R.C. Cola Co. He was born March 19, 1915 to Charles L; and Linnie E. Ellerman in Missouri City. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a member of Baptist faith. He is survived by two stepchildren; two sisters, Rachel Francka, Kansas City, Mo., and B. Dean Carter, Nixa; two brothers, Luther Ellerman, Kansas City, Kan., and Claude W. "Woody" Ellerman, Sparta; several nieces and nephews. Services were Monday in Greenlawn South Chapel with Rev. Ted Petts officiating. Burial with full military rites followed in Springfield National Cemetery.

 

Ellerman, Sarah Elizabeth “Betty” (Denney) 22 Jul 1915 - 21 Dec 1983 OH 29 Dec 1983 p5

[Note: married Woodrow Ellerman]

Services for Elizabeth “Betty” Ellerman, 68, Springfield, were held Dec. 23 at Ayre-Goodwin Chapel as the Rev. Clymoth Madewell officiating. Burial was in Rivermonte Cemetery. Mrs. Ellerman died Dec. 21 at the home after a long illness. A Springfield area resident most of her life, she was a retired clerk at Venture. She also was a member of Conservative Bible Church. Survivors include her husband, Woodrow; one son, Terry, Ozark; one daughter, Mrs. Sandra Wilkins, Tulsa, Okla.; three brothers, Earl Denney, Springfield, Tom Denney, Marionville, and Franklin Denney, Marionville; one sister, Mrs. Dorothy Baur, state of Calif.; one grandchild.

 

Ellingsworth, Adeline (Cox) 30 Oct 1867 - 9 Dec 1949  CCR 15 Dec 1949

[Note: Daughter of Newton & Narcissa (Hammond) Cox; married 17 Sep 1883 Thomas Henry Ellingsworth 21 Jan 1862 - 21 Jan 1959]

Funeral services were conducted Sunday in the Montague Church of Mrs. Thomas Ellingsworth, 82, of Highlandville who died Friday. The Rev. Worth Caughron officiated at the service. Burial was in the Tory cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home. Adaline Cox was born to Newton and Narcissis Cox Oct. 30, 1867. She married Thomas Ellingsworth Sept. 17, 1883. To them four children were born, Blane, Sissy, Bessie and Merriett. Bland and Sissy preceded her in death. She also reared from infancy a niece, Inez Thogmartin. She was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church the past 42 years. Survivors include her husband, one daughter, one son, three grandchildren, Lean Gonce, Manford Park and Phillips Norman King; four great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

 

Ellingsworth, Anthony Mark 6 Dec 1966 - 9 Dec 1982 OH 16 Dec 1982 p6

[Note: Son of  Rev. James E. & Lola Mae (Eisenhour) Ellingsworth]

Services for Anthony Mark Ellingsworth, 16, Spokane, were held Dec. 13 in Galena High School Auditorium with the Rev. George Bishop officiating. Burial was in Eisenhour Cemetery south of Spokane under the direction of Harris of Ozark. He died Dec. 9 in a car accident in Springfield. Survivors include his parents, the Rev. James E. and Lola Mae Ellingsworth, of the home; a brother, Randy, of the home; five sisters, Mrs. Connie Winslow and Mrs. Janet Jones, both of Highlandville; Mrs. Beverly Achtung, Broken Arrow, Okla., Mrs. Angela Healey, Marionville and Jamie Kay of the home; and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Gladys Eisenhour, Reeds Spring.

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Ellingsworth, Anthony Mark 6 Dec 1966 - 9 Dec 1982 OH 3 Feb  1983 pB6

Card of Thanks

We would like to thank everyone for the flowers, cards, gifts, food, prayers and other remembrances we received during the death of our son Anthony and the recovery of our daughter Jamie.  Mr. and Mrs. James Ellingsworth and children

 

Ellingsworth, Arlie 8 Mar 1906 - 5 Jul 1990  NN-E 12 Jul 1990

[Note: married Opal Baucom 4 Nov 1917 - 3 Apr 1999 ]

Arlie Ellingsworth, 84, Ozark, died Thursday, July 5, 1990, in St. Johns Regional Health Center, after a two-month illness. He was a lifelong resident of Christian County and a farmer. He is survived by his wife, Opal; a son, Clint Ellingsworth and his wife, Carol, Highlandville; two grandsons, Jeff and Darin Ellingsworth; a sister, Estelle Sigler, and her husband, Woodrow, Caulfield; and nieces and nephews. Services were Sunday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Gary Stewart and the Rev. Harold Spradling officiating. Dave Drennon provided music. Burial was in Union Ridge Cemetery, near Boaz. Memorials may be made to St. John's School of Nursing, Springfield.

 

Ellingsworth, Benjamin Everett 28 Aug 1889 - 28 May 1939 CCR 8 Jun 1939 p1

[Note: Son of Henry & Lou (Wood) Ellingsworth; married 1909 Sinda Sims]

Ben E. Ellingsworth was born Aug. 28, 1889, and departed this life May 28, 1939, aged 49 years and nine months. He was married to Sinda Sims in 1909 and to this union were born five children, two having preceded him in death. Survivors are Gentry, Iva and James, all of the home. He was a member of the Ponce de Leon Baptist church at the time of his death. Besides the wife and children, he is survived by a brother, Phillip, of Detroit, Mich., and two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Cutbirth of Reed Springs and Mrs. Emma Collier. Funeral services were held Monday, May 29, in the Ponce de Leon Baptist church conducted by Rev. Langston, with burial in the Flood cemetery under direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Ellingsworth, Benjamin Franklin 13 Jan 1891 - 25 Sep 1973 OH 4 Oct 1973 p10

[Note: Son of  Marion Grant & Luetisha Caroline (Noe) Ellingsworth; married  25 Dec 1910 Maude Zella Brown 21 Jun 1889 - 2 Dec 1956; married  Stella King ; married 14 Oct 1965  Elsie m/1 Maples]

Nixa - Benjamin F. Ellingsworth, 82, died last Tuesday at his home here. The retired farmer had suffered from a heart condition for some time. He moved here in April 1970 from the Highlandville and Ozark area. Mr. Ellingsworth was a member of the First Baptist Church here. He is survived by his wife, Elsie; one son, Clifford, of Spokane; two daughters, Mrs. Vivian Nelson and Mrs. Ena Rainey, both of Ozark; one step-son, Verl Maples of Springfield; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Sally Barber, Nixa; seven grandchildren; three step grandchildren, and seven step great grandchildren. Harris was in charge of funeral arrangements.

 

Ellingsworth, Bertha Addie (Davis) 1 May 1890 - 7 Feb 1974 OH 14 Feb 1974 p6

[Note: Daughter of  Samuel Grant & Ida Francis (Fisher) Davis; married  Elmer Eldon Ellingsworth 18 Jan 1892 - 15 Jan 1974]

Highlandville - Mrs. Bertha A. Ellingsworth, 83, of Highlandville, died Thursday in Cox Medical Center in Springfield after a short illness. A lifelong Highlandville resident, Mrs. Ellingsworth was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. She was the widow of Elmer Ellingsworth. Survivors include one son, Ralph of Ozark; two daughters, Mrs. Lona Mae Clemons, of Battlefield and Mrs. Alta Reeves of Springfield; two brothers, Bennie Davis of the state of California and Neal Davis of Marionville; four sisters, Mrs. Frona Harding of Nixa, Mrs. Beulah Rhodes of Ozark and Mrs. Belle Moss and Mrs. Mildred White, both of Ontario, Calif.; and 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Harris of Nixa.

 

Ellingsworth, Carol Agnes d 11 Nov 1935 CCR 14 Nov 1935 p4

[Note: Daughter of Raymond & ? (?) Ellingsworth; no MO DC]

Carol Agnes, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Ellingsworth, died Nov. 11, 1935. God saw fit to transplant this bud to his garden in her first hour of life. Besides her parents she is survived by one brother, Billy Joe, the grandparents and several uncles and aunts and other relatives. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1935, at the residence near Galloway with burial in the Galloway cemetery under the direction of B.C. Klepper Funeral Home of Ozark. A bud was transplanted To bloom in Heaven above, Where sorrows never enter But joy and peace and love.

 

Ellingsworth, Chester James 6 Jun 1925 - 11 Jun 1995

[Note: Son of William I. & Mabel (Preston) Ellingsworth; married 1952 Earnestine Keltner 21 Sep 1914 - 15 Mar 2000 m/1 Young]

Chester J. Ellingsworth, 70, Nixa, died Sunday June 11, 1995 in his home.  He was born June 6, 1925 in Commerce OK, the son of William and Mable Ellingsworth.  He was a disabled Naval Veteran.  Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Earnestine; two sisters, Hazel Farris, Lawrence KS, and Waunita Russell, Ozark. Three step children, Ray Young, of Belton, I Poston, Caseyville IL, and Anetia Smith, Nixa; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were Tuesday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Joseph M. Fahl officiating.  Burial was in McCauley Cemetery. Contributed by Jim Cochran.

 

Ellingsworth, Clifford “Shorty” 21 Jun 1925 - 15 Feb 2007 SN-L 18 Feb 2007 & CCH-N 21 Feb 2007

[Note: Son of Benjamin Franklin &  Maude Zella (Brown) Ellingsworth; married 5 Jul 1947 Imogene Stewart]

Clifford "Shorty" Ellingsworth, 81, of Spokane, went home to be with his Savior on February 15, 2007, at 10:40 a.m., in his home, surrounded by his family. He was born June 21, 1925, near Ozark, to Ben and Maud (Brown) Ellingsworth. He graduated from Highlandville High School in 1944. He served in the U.S. Navy, 1944 to 1946, and was honorably discharged as Seaman First Class. On July 5, 1947, Clifford and Imogene Stewart were married in the First Baptist Church of Spokane by the Rev. Worth Caughron. From this union was born his three children. Clifford was a loving, devoted husband, father, and grandfather of which he was most proud. Clifford worked for Springfield Coca-Cola Bottling Company. He was awarded the Certificate of Merit for superior sales performance of coolers in the St. Louis Division during the Million-Dollar Steeplechase Campaign of 1955. In 1964, Clifford went to work for the Fasco Industries in Ozark. He retired from Fasco in 1987, to the full time operation of his farms, raising top of the line registered Charolais cattle. He has been a member of the American International Charolais Association since April 1969. Clifford was saved in 1949, at Spokane Baptist Church. In 1972, he joined Highlandville Baptist Church and was ordained a deacon in 1984. He has been a member of South Gate Baptist Church, Springfield, for the past 15 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant grandson; two brothers, Royce and Paul "Bill"; and a sister, Vivian Nelson. He is survived by his wife, Imogene; three children, Ronnie, and wife, Donna, Rhonda Carr, and husband, Dexter, Monty, and wife, Kelly; four grandchildren, Danny, Niki, and Amber Ellingsworth, and Corey Carr; two great-grandchildren, Brianna and Jaden Ellingsworth; a sister, Edna Rainey, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Pastor Nolan D. Carrier and Pastor Blaine Stafford officiating. Burial will follow in Highlandville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the South Gate Baptist Church Building Fund or to St. John's Hospice Care.

Ellingsworth, Della (Brown) 3 Jan 1894 - 27 Aug 1911 CCR 1 Sep 1911

[Note: Daughter of Lemuel & Sarah F. (  ) Brown; married 25 Jun 1911 Elmer Eldon Ellingsworth 1 Jan 1891 - 15 Jan 1974]

Della Ellingsworth, daughter of Lynn and Sarah Brown, died August 27, 1911. Della was 17 years old and was married to Elmer Ellingsworth about two months ago. She professed faith in Christ about two years ago and united with the Baptist church at Highlandville, She leaves a father and mother and several brothers and sisters, a young husband and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her loss. The funeral service was conducted by Elder A. S. Hanks, The husband and family have the sympathy of all the community. May we all so live to meet Della in that home where there will be no more weeping nor suffering and where there will be no more good-byes spoken.  A Friend

 

Ellingsworth, Douglas Lee 1982 - 26 May 1989 NN-E 1 Jun 1989

[Note: Son of Ivan & ? (Fox) Ellingsworth]

Douglas Lee Ellingsworth, 16, of Rogersville, died at 12:25 a.m. May 26 from injuries received in an automobile accident on Webster County Route B, Rogersville. A funeral mass for Douglas was held May 30 in the Immaculate Conception Church. Burial was in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens. A junior at Login-Rogersville High School, Douglas was a two-year Varsity Football letterman. He ran track, and was a member of the Weightlifting Club. He also loved to hunt and fish. Surviving are his father, Ivan Ellingsworth, Rogersville, a sister, Debby Ellingsworth, St. Louis; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ellingsworth; and his maternal grandmother, Ailene Fox, Springfield.

 

Ellingsworth, Elmer  Eldon 18 Jan 1892 - 15 Jan 1974  OH 24 Jan 1974 p8

[Note: Son of  John William & Amanda Jane (Thogmartin) Ellingsworth; married 25 Jun 1911 Della Brown 3 Jan 1894 - 27 Aug 1911; married  18 Jun 1913 Bertha Addie Davis 1 May 1890 - 7 Feb 1974]

Highlandville - Elmer E. Ellingsworth, 83, of Highlandville died in Cox Medical Center last Tuesday. A lifelong resident of the Highlandville community, Ellingsworth was a retired farmer and bricklayer. He had serves as custodian at Highlandville school. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Bertha; one son, Ralph of Ozark; two daughters, Mrs. Lona Clemons of Battlefield and Mrs. Alta Rees of Springfield; 12 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; three brothers, Lester of Springfield; Delbert of the state of Texas and Lou of the state of Wash.; three half brothers, Earl of the state of Oregon, Jesse of the state of Wash. and Manford, address unknown and one half sister, Mrs. Allene King, Springfield. Funeral services were held Friday in Harris Chapel with the Revs. Howard Blevins and Wilbur Blansit officiating. Burial was in the Jones-Chastain Cemetery, south of Nixa

 

Ellingsworth, Elsie J. (Park) Maples 13 Mar 1893 - 9 May 1982  OH 13 May 1982 p2

[Note: Daughter of John W. & Margaret Jane “Jannie“ (Long) Park; married 17 Sep 1911 Robert L. Maples 1889 - 7 Jun 1963; married 14 Oct 1965 Benjamin Franklin Ellingsworth 13 Jan 1891 - 25 Sep 1973; buried under the name Maples]

Services for Elsie J. Ellingsworth, 89, Nixa, were held May 11 in Harris Chapel with the Revs. Howard Blevins and Kenneth Bandy officiating. Burial was in Jones-Chastain Cemetery. Mrs. Ellingsworth died May 9 in Springfield Medicenter after a short illness. A resident of Highlandville and Nixa most of her life, she was a member of Nixa First Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Verl J. Maples, Springfield; a daughter, Mrs. Sally Barber, Nixa; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

 

Ellingsworth, Ernestine (Kelter) Young 21 Sep 1914 – 15 Mar 2000  CCH-N 22 Mar 2000

[Note: Daughter of Thomas Benton & Betty (Cline) Kelter; married 27 Sep 1930 Jerome W. Young 25 Dec 1906 - 18 Oct 1972; married 19 42 Chester James Ellingsworth 6 Jun 1925 - 11 Jun 1995]

Ernestine Ellingsworth, age 95, of Nixa, died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, in Eureka Springs Hospital in Arkansas. She was born September 21, 1914, in Christian County and was the daughter of Thomas B. and Betty (Cline) Kelmer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester E. Ellingsworth; a daughter, Anetia Smith; five sisters; two brothers; and a granddaughter . Survivors include:  Two sons and their wives, Ray Dean and Sandy Young, Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and Bob and Betty Young, Springfield; a daughter, Mary Lee Poston, Caseyville, Illinois; two sisters, Verna Flood and Gladys Eisenhour, both of Nixa; a son-in-law, Don Smith, Ozark; eleven grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren, nieces; and nephews. Funeral services were 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 18, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Rev. Joseph M. Fahl officiating. Burial was in McCauley Cemetery.

Ellingsworth, Ershel Truman 21 Dec 1909 - 15 Oct 1998

[Note: Son of Marion Grant & Luetisha Caroline (Noe) Ellingsworth; married 28 Oct 1945 Rowena Mae Harris 30 Jun 1913 - 26 Jul 2002]

Ershel Truman Ellingsworth, 88 Springfield MO, died Thursday October 15, 1998 in Balanced Care, Nixa.  He was born Dec 21, 1909 in Highlandville, the  son of Marion and Loutisha (Noe) Ellingsworth.  He served his country in the U.S. Navy in WW II. On October  28, 1945, he and Rowena Maie Harris were married.  He retired as a welder.  Mr. Ellingsworth was a member of the Church of Christ.  Survivors include his wife, Rowena, Nixa Residential Care, Nixa.; his daughter and son-in-law, Rita and Bob Rodrigue, Pleasanton CA; a grandson, Marc Rodrigue, San Romon CA, and  a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and 11 brothers and sisters.  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. today I 20, 1998, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Winford Lee officiating,.  Burial will be in Highlandville Cemetery. Contributed by Jim Cochran.

Ellingsworth, Frances Jane (Saltkill) 12 May 1872 - 1 Jul 1931 CCR 9 Jul 1931 p4

[Note: Daughter of Samuel & Rhoda Angeline (Cavener) Salkill; married 19 Oct 1895 James Robert Ellingsworth 19 Mar 1860 - 3 Feb 1948]

Francis Jane Saltkill was born May 13, 1873, and died July 1, 1931, aged 58 years, 1 month and 18 days. She was converted and joined the Baptist church when 16 years old and remained a member until death. She was married to Jas. A. Ellingsworth Oct. 12, 1895. To this union were born 8 children, 7 of whom are living; Ruth Holmes of Stockton, CA, Efton and Lela of New York City; Dorothy O’Neal of Springfield; Arlie, Howard and Estell of the home address. She is also survived by her mother, two brothers and seven grandchildren. funeral services were held Sunday, at 2 pm, at the Highlandville Baptist church conducted by Rev. Ross Carter, with burial in the Jones cemetery near Riverdale under direction of B.C. Klepper.

Ellingsworth, Hattie Lee (Daugherty) 31 Mar 1904 - 17 Mar 1983  OH 24 Mar 1983 p9

[Note: married 2 Aug 1924 Melvin Homer Ellingsworth 14 Sep 1901 - 11 Oct 1992]

Services for Hattie L. Ellingsworth, 788, Nixa, were held March 19 at Harris Funeral Chapel in Ozark with the Revs. Hosea Bilyeu and Howard Blevins officiating, Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery. Mrs. Ellingsworth died March 17 at St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a long illness. Mrs. Ellingsworth had resided in Greene and Christian Counties most of her life,. She was a Baptist. Survivors include her husband, Melvin H.; two daughter, Mrs. Carolyn Baker, Ozark and Mrs. Betty Raines, Nixa; two granddaughters and one great-grandson.

Ellingsworth, James Robert 19 Mar 1860 - 3 Feb 1948 CCR 12 Feb 1948

[Note: Son of Robert E. & Anna (Durham) Ellingsworth; married 1 May 1879 Martha Jane Haslip 27 Jan 1850 - 13 Oct 1891; married  19 Oct 1895 Francis J. Salkill 12 May 1872 - 1 Jul 1931; married 3 Nov 1932 Mary Catherine Melton  22 Dec 1873 - 12 Dec 1953[m/1 John E. Handy; m/2 White, ]

James Robert Ellingsworth, pioneer resident of the Highlandville community, died at his home there on Tuesday, Feb. 3. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Highlandville Baptist church of which he was the last surviving charter member, conducted by Rev. Earl French of Springfield. Burial was in Jones cemetery under direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Nixa. He is survived by his wife, Mary, and 11 children, Mrs. Frances Sargent of Ft. Worth, Texas, Mrs. R.L. Nygren and Lenna Ellingsworth of Denver, Colo., Willie and Arlie of Highlandville, Mrs. T.R. Holmes and Mrs. Clyde O’Neal of Modesto, Calif., Howard of Wilmington, Calif., Efton of Orlando, Fla., Mrs. Woodrow Sigler of Ott, Ark., and Mrs. Lela Lockwood of New York City; 34 grandchildren, one brother, Tom Ellingsworth, and two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Maples and Mrs. Lillie DeBois, all of Highlandville.

Ellingsworth, John William 20 Aug 1858 - 21 Jan 1928

[Note: Son of Robert E. & Anna (Durham) Ellingsworth; married Amanda Jane Thogmartin Oct 1859 - 1901; married Nancy Ann E. Bricker 1 Oct 1875 - 1 Sep 1959 m/1 Dorland]

23 Jan 1928—ELLINGSWORTH Funeral services were held at noon today at Tory Creek Cemetery, 20 miles Southwest of Springfield, for John W. ELLINGSWORTH, 69, who died at his home, 1530 West Chestnut, early yesterday morning.  Burial was in the cemetery there under direction of W.L. Starne, undertaker.  He is survived by his wife, three daughters and eight sons, all of Springfield.  The daughters are Mrs. W. WALKER, Mrs. William RUSSELL, and Miss Alline ELLINGSWORTH, and the sons are Eddie, Delbert, Loyd, Lester, Elmer, Earl, Manford, and James Ellingsworth. Contributed by Jim Cochran.

Ellingsworth, John Winston 15 Mar 1934 - 24 Mar 1939 CCR 30 Mar 1939 p7

[Note: Son of Howard & Geneva (Bryant) Ellingsworth]

John Winston Ellingsworth was born March 15, 1934 and died March 24, 1939, at St. John’s hospital in Springfield, at the age of five years and nine days. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Ellingsworth of Highlandville and by three sisters, and other relatives who mourn his untimely death. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 26, at 3:00 pm in the Highlandville church by Rev. Worth Caughron, with burial in the Highlandville cemetery under direction of T.B. Chaffin.

AND

Ellingsworth, John Winston 15 Mar 1934 - 24 Mar 1939 CCR 30 Mar 1939 p7

We wish to extend our thanks to our neighbors and many friends for their sympathy and kindness during the illness and at the death of our little son and brother, also for the floral offerings. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Ellingsworth and family.

Ellingsworth, Lawrence A. 22 May 1915 - 3 Dec 1972  OH 7 Dec 1972 p3

[Note: Son of William I. & Mabel (Preston) Ellingsworth]

NIXA - Funeral services for Lawrence A. Ellingsworth, 57, of Nixa, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Harris Chapel with the Rev. Wilbur Blansit officiating

Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery. He had been a resident of the Highlandville and Nixa communities all his life. He was a veteran of World War II. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mabel Ellingsworth of the home; one brother, Chester J. of Nixa; two sisters, Mrs. Waunita Russell of Walnut Grove, and Mrs. Hazel Farris, of Eudora, Kan.

Ellingsworth, Loutisha Caroline (Noe) 7 May 1870 - 2 Aug 1940 CCR 3 Aug 1940 p3

[Note: Daughter of Archibald S. & Margaret (Hammond) Noe; married 7 Oct 1888 Marion Grant Ellingsworth 26 Dec 1864 - 4 Aug 1937]

Lutisha Noe was born May 7, 1870 near Highlandville, MO, and departed this life Aug. 2, 1940, at the age of 70 years, 2 months and 25 days. She was married to Marion G. Ellingsworth Oct. 7, 1888. To this union were born 12 children, two having preceded her in death, Luva and Dora. Those surviving are Ben, Mrs. Lula Maples, Mrs. Elsie Gahagan, Mrs. Edna Sims, Mrs. Beulah Russell, Mrs. Wonda Bolin, and Mrs. Mildred Blevins of Highlandville, Mrs. Neva Clay of San Francisco, CA, Ershel of Torrance, CA, and Melvin of Springfield, MO, one brother, Will Noe of Highlandville, one sister, Mrs. Melvina Haney of Huntington, IN, other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Sunday in the Highlandville Baptist church conducted by Rev. W.C. Caughron of Ozark, with burial in the Highlandville cemetery under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever, MO.

AND

Ellingsworth, Loutisha Caroline (Noe) 7 May 1870 - 2 Aug 1940

Mrs. Lutisha (NOE) ELLINGSWORTH, 70, a lifelong resident of the Highlandville vicinity, died yesterday morning, 2 August 1940, in her home near Highlandville.  She is survived by seven daughters, and three sons. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion Grant ELLINGSWORTH.  Funeral services will be at 2:00 Sunday afternoon in the Highlandville Baptist Church under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral home of Clever. Contributed by Jim Cochran.

 

Ellingsworth, Mable (Preston) 16 Oct 1893 - 26 Dec 1979 OH 3 Jan 1980 pB6

[Note: married William I. Ellingsworth 18 Jan 1888 - 26 Oct 1951]

Services for Mrs. Mable Ellingsworth, 86, Nixa, were held last Friday in Harris Chapel. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery. Mrs. Ellingsworth died Dec. 26 in Springfield Osteopathic Hospital after a short illness. She was a member of the Highlandville Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Farris, Eudora, Kan., and Mrs. Wanita Russell, Walnut Grove; a son, Chester, Nixa; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Ellingsworth, Marion Grant 26 Dec 1864 - 4 Aug 1937 CCR 12 Aug 1937 p1

[Note: Son of Robert E. & Anna (Durham) Ellingsworth; married 7 Oct 1888 Luetisha Caroline Noe 7 May 1870 - 2 Aug 1940]

Marion G. Ellingsworth was born Dec. 26, 1864, and departed this life Aug. 4, 1937, aged 72. He was united in marriage to Tisha Noe on Oct. 7, 1888. To this union were born 12 children, 10 of whom survive. They are Ben of Highlandville, Melvin of Springfield, Ershel of California, Mrs. Beulah Russell, Mrs. Wanda Bolin, and Mrs. Mildred Sims, all of Highlandville, Mrs. Edna Sims of Springfield and Mrs. Neva Clay of San Francisco, Calif. Besides the widow and 10 children, he is survived by 21 grandchildren, three great grandchildren, four sisters and two brothers. Funeral services were held last Friday afternoon in the Highlandville Baptist church, with Rev. Worth Caughron of Ozark officiating. Burial was made in the Highlandville cemetery under the direction of the Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Ellingsworth, Mary Catherine (Melton) Handy White 22 Dec 1873 - 12 Dec 1953

[Note: Daughter of Greenberry & Theodosia (Brown) Melton, Sr.; married 23 Oct 1898 John E. Handy 3 Mar 1874 - 10 Feb 1920; married James Willis White 15 May 1846 - 6 Apr 1931; married 3 Nov 1932 James Robert Ellingsworth 19 Mar 1860 - 3 Feb 1948]

B. 22 Dec 1873 MO D. 12 Dec 1953 Highlandville

Buried Selmore Cemetery by Chaffin funeral home, next to first husband. Married first to John E. Handy, 23 I 1898, married second to unknown White,  Married last to James R. Ellingsworth 3 I 1932. 4 Daughters; Mrs. John GJEMS Highlandville MO, Mrs. J. M. Wadkins Slater MO. Mrs. Charlie McClean Chicago IL, Mrs. Harold Hartley, Ozark MO and 4 sons; Leslie Handy Bremerton WA, Clifford Handy, Bremerton WA, Steve Handy, Chicago IL, Clarene Handy Springfield MO. 3 brothers  Rube Melton Ozark MO, Ephraim Melton Highlandville MO. Steve Melton state of CA; 3 sisters, Mrs. Tom Redfern Ozark MO, Mrs. Orlin Johnson state of CA, Mrs. Henry Devries Springfield MO, 17 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren. Contributed by Jim Cochran.

AND

Ellingsworth, Mary Catherine (Melton) Handy White 22 Dec 1873 - 12 Dec 1953    CCR 17 Dec 1953 p4

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Catherine Ellingsworth, 79, who died early Saturday morning, December 12 at the home of a daughter in Highlandville were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Highlandville Baptist Church with the Rev. worth Caughron officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery under direction of Chaffin of Ozark. Mrs. Ellingsworth is survived by four daughters, Mrs. John Gjems at whose home she died; Mrs. J. M. Wadkins of Slater, Mrs. Charlie McLean of Chicago and Mrs. Harold Hartley of Ozark; four sons, Leslie and Clifford Handy of Bremerton, Wash., Steve Handy of Chicago and Clarence Handy of Springfield; 17 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren; three brothers, Rube Melton of Ozark, Ephraim of Highlandville and Steve of the state of California; three sisters, Mrs. Tom Redfearn of Ozark, Mrs. Orlin Johnson of California and Mrs. Henry Devries of Springfield.

 

Edwards, Thomas Benjamin 23 Apr 1866 - 10 Jul 1948 CCR 15 Jul 1948

[Note: Son of James B. & Sarah (Snoddy) Edwards; married 16 Aug 1889 Nancy J. Robertson; married 20 Dec 1903  Mary Jane Turner 4 Mar 1880 - 9 Dec 1953]

Thomas Benjamin Edwards, son of James and Sarah Edwards, was born April 23, 1866 at Norborn, Mo., and passed away at his home in Brookline, Mo., July 10, 1948, at the age of 82 years, 2 months and 17 days. He was married to Nancy J. Robertson August 16, 1889 and to this union were born three children. Mrs. Edwards preceded him in death. He was married to Mary Turner Dec. 20, 1903 and to this union were born five children, three having died in infancy. He was converted at an early age and united with the Mt. Sinai Baptist church. He served as deacon for 23 years and at the time of his death was a member of the Brookline Baptist church. Those who survive him are his companion, Mary Edwards, and five children, three sons and two daughters; William E. of Elkland, Alpha of Detroit, Mich., and Charles of Caldwell, Idaho; Mrs. Jane Wilson of Billings, Rt. 1, and Flora Edwards of the home, and Gene Edwards, a grandson whom he reared, also of the home; one sister, Bell Hughes; 10 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, other relatives and a host of friends to mourn his passing. He was a good citizen a loving father and companion and lived a true devoted Christian life. Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Monday in the Mt. Sinai Baptist church conducted by Rev. Lynn Swadley of Springfield, with burial in the Frazier chapel under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Edwards, Thomas Dylan 3 Jul 1971 - 10 Apr 1987  OH 16 Apr 1987 p1

[Note: Son of Terry L. & Thelma (Jacoby) Edwards]

Billings  Youth, Branson Man Die In Two Accidents

Last Friday afternoon, 15-year-old Thomas Dyman Edwards of Billings was killed in a two-vehicle accident on U. S. 60, three miles west of Republic. Edwards and 16-year-old Raymond Stapp, wo was critically injured, were riding in the back of a pickup being driven by Bryan Ryan, 16, Billings, Michael Nepper, also 16, was a passenger in the pickup. Stapp was taken to Cox Medical Center South, Springfield and Ryan and Nepper were taken to St. John’s Regional Health Center with minor injuries. The pickup truck was struck broadside by a tractor trailer driven by Ervin Uhrid, 48, of Springfield. Uhrig suffered minor injuries.

In another accident Saturday morning, a Branson man, David Hepko, 25, died after his truck left the road and rolled several times in the median on US Highway 65, one mile south of Ozark. Hepko was killed when he was thrown from the vehicle.

AND

Edwards, Thomas Dylan 3 Jul 1971 - 10 Apr 1987  OH 16 Apr 1987 p7

Services for Thomas Dylan Edwards, 15, BIllings, were held April 13 in Meadors Chapel, Billings, with Bishop Ed Sherwood officiating. Burial was in Smart Cemetery. Thomas died April 10 as a result of an automobile accident. He was a sophomore at Billings High School, was selected twice as student of the month, was a finalist in the Arizona State Spelling Bee, was a member and treasurer of Billings 4-H Club, had served on the livestock judging team, and was a member of the Church of Latter-Day Saint, Monett where, where he was a teacher. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Terry L. Edwards, of the home; two brothers, Charles Eric and Buster Hoyt, both of the home; one sister, Elisha Michele, of the home; and his grandparents, Mrs. Shirley Kay Edwards, Apache Junction, Ariz. and Morris and Viola Jacoby, Show Low, Ariz.

 

Edwards, Wade H. 10 Sep 1906 - 25 Mar 1982 OH 1 Apr 1982 p11

[Note: Son of Thomas & Maggie M. (Davis) Edwards; married Jessie E. Sheppard; obit DOES say he died  four days after his funeral - don‘t know which date is correct]

Services for Wade H. Edwards, 75, Comstock, Mich., were held March 21 at Langeland Memorial Chapel in Kalamazoo, Mich. with Walter Burns officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Comstock. Mr. Edwards died March 25 after a long illness. Survivors include his wife, Jessie E. Sheppard Edwards; six sons, Morris and Bob, both of Kansas City, Joe, Elkland, Jack and Eddie, both of Comstock, and Larry, Kalamazoo; five daughters, Mrs. Betty Battenburg, Duncanville, Texas, Mrs. Mary Hendricksen, Mrs. Sue Mansfield, Mrs. Dorothy Sanford and Mrs. Carol Melson, all of Comstock; a brother, Deward, Sister Lakes, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Daisy Mincks, Nixa; 33 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

Edwards, Ward W. 24 May 1926 - 5 Feb 1967

[Note: Son of John P. & Eva Mae (McConnell) Edwards; married Juanita J. Gibson 5 Nov 1928 - 13 Jun 1999]

Ward W. Edwards, 40, Santa Rosa, Calif., a former Springfield resident and a Nixa resident, died at 1:20 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, in the Veterans Hospital, Martinez, Calif., after an illness of several months.  A World War II veteran, Mr. Edwards is survived by his wife, Juanita; a daughter, Gail Lee of the home; his mother, Mrs. Mae Edwards, Republic; and a sister, Mrs. Jewell Ghan, Route 1, Clever.  Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, in Harris Chapel at Nixa with the Rev. Joseph M. Fahl officiating.  Burial was in McConnell Cemetery. (Christian County Republican – 16 February 1967).

 

Egdahl, Ana (Fulton) Jan 1896 -  Sep 1979 OH 27 Sep 1979 p11

[Note: Daughter of John H. & Maldia Notie (Wills) Fulton;  married Clarence Egdahl]

Mrs. Clarence Egdahl recently died in Schofield, Wis. She was the former Ana Fulton, a daughter of the late John and Notie (Wills) Fulton of the Rogersville area. Besides her husband, Clarence, she is survived by a daughter, Guinn of Phoenix, Arizona, two sisters, Mrs. Leta Malonee of Rogersville and Mrs. Pat Wheeler of Wichita Falls, Texas. Services and burial was in Schofield, where the Egdahl had spent of their long married life.

 

Ege, Eliza J. (Ezzard) 17 Jul 1914 - 19 Mar 2005 SN-L 22 Mar 2005

[Note: married Ralph Dewey Ege 1898 - 22 Dec 1968]

Eliza J. Ezzard Ege left her earthly home to be with her Lord on Saturday, March 19, 2005, in Manor Care Nursing Home. She was 90 years of age. She was born on July 17, 1914, in Oklahoma City, Okla. She was preceded in death by her husband of 31 years, Ralph D. Ege; her parents; three brothers; and one sister. She is survived by seven children who loved her dearly. They are Richard Ege of Ozark, Mo., Dwain Ege and Sharon of Springfield, Mo., Martha Williams and Jerry of Republic, Mo., Joe Ege and Linda of Springfield, Mo., Jerry Ege and Helen of Jenks, Okla., Fred Ege and Judie of Springfield, Mo., Cecelia Riley and Russ of Springfield, Mo.; 20 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Mary Humble of Springfield, Mo.; as well as many other family members, extended family, and friends. She had a special pet, Precious, who was her constant companion for the last three years. Eliza was a member of First Baptist Church of Springfield, Mo., and a foster grandmother for Head Start for many years. Eliza loved to bake and often shared the fruits of her labor with her family and friends. She took great pride in her flower garden each summer and in the winter loved to embroider. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was "spunky" with a great sense of humor and a mischievous smile. She touched the lives of everyone who knew her. She will be sorely missed by all. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, 2005, in the chapel at First Baptist Church, Springfield, with the Rev. Scott Watson officiating. Burial will follow in Eastlawn Cemetery. Visitation is tonight from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home.

 

Ege, Ralph Dewey 1898 - 22 Dec 1968   CCR 26 Dec 1968 p8

[Note: married Eliza J. Ezzard 17 Jul 1914 - 19 Mar 2005]

Ralph Dewey Ege, 70, of Springfield, died in St. John’s Hospital at 12:20 a.m. Sunday. A machinist at Frisco diesel shops, Mr. Ege attended Jehovah’s Witness Church. He is survived by his wife, Eliza J.; five sons, Richard D., Ozark, Dwain, Springfield, Joe, Nixa, Jerry, Springfield, and Seaman Frederick Ege, U. S. Navy and two daughters, Mrs. Martha Stokes And Mrs. Cecelia Clay of Springfield. Also surviving are two brothers, David D. and Eugene, both of Springfield; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Humble, Springfield and Mrs. Helen Conkle, Little Rock, Ark.; and his mother, Mrs. Sadie Ege, Springfield.

 

Egger, Ivon (Howard) 1912 - Nov 1941 CCR 20 Nov 1941 p5

[Note: Daughter of Dallas & Lulu (Gahagan) Howard; married Erwin F. Egger 20 Dec 1910 - 8 Feb 1995]

Funeral services for Mrs. Erwin Egger, 28, of Highlandville, MO, who died Saturday afternoon in the St. Luke Hospital at Kansas City, MO, were held Monday at 2 pm in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Floyd Hanks of Ozark, with burial in the Tory cemetery under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever, MO. Those who survive her are her husband, Erwin Egger, her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Howard and one sister, Mrs. Christopher Wolff of Highlandville, MO.

 

Eggert, Laura G. (Henderson) Eggert 7 Aug 1936 - 9 Jan 1999  CCH-N 20 Jan 1999

[Note: Daughter of Harry & Laura (  ) Henderson; married John Eggert 11 Sep 1934 - 24 Feb 2002; married 14 Dec 1968 Robert H. Eggert 12 Jun 1937 - 30 Oct 2008]

Laura G. Eggert, 62, Nixa, passed away Saturday, January 9 in her home. Laura was born in Chicago, Illinois on August 7, 1936, to Harry and Laura Henderson. On December 14, 1968, she was married to Robert H. Eggert in Chicago. She was a self-employed business owner of "Granny's Cleaning Ladies." Laura's family was the most important thing in her life. She was a member of The Family of Christ Lutheran Church in Nixa. She was preceded in death by a son William on March 9, 1995. She is survived by her husband, Robert of the home; her children, Patricia Trapp and her husband, Gordon; Chicago, Illinois, John and his wife Roberta, Howell, New Jersey, Albert and his ex-wife Betsy, Kenosha, Wisconsin, and Rebecca Nall and her husband Kenneth, and Vicki Eggert, all of Nixa, and Charlene Flippie, Chicago, Ill.; and grandchildren, Jon Eggert, Cheri Hogue, and Katie Hogue, all of Nixa. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 13, in Harris, A Heritage Funeral Home, Nixa. Burial was in McConnell Cemetery.

 

Eggert, William Edward “Bill” 23 Jul 1960 - 9 Mar 1995  CCH-N 15 Mar 1995

[Note: Son of John & Laura G. (Henderson) Eggert]

William Edward (Bill) Eggert, 34, Nixa, died Thursday, March 9, 1995, in his home. William was born July 23, 1960, in Chicago, Ill., the son of John and Laura Henderson Eggert. He lived most of his life in the Chicago area, moving to Nixa in 1989. He served as a volunteer soccer coach for the Nixa Parks and Recreation Department, where he was loved and respected by the children he coached. He was employed by Liggett & Platt in Springfield. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John and Helen Eggert; and his maternal grandparents, Harry and Laura Henderson. Survivors include his parents, Laura and Robert Eggert, Nixa; John and Ashlin Eggert, Arlington Heights, Ill.; two brothers, John Eggert and his wife Roberta, Howell, N.J. and Albert Eggert and his wife Elizabeth, Kenosha, Wis.; four sisters, Patricia Trapp and her husband Gordon, Berwin, Ill., Rebecca Hogue and her fiancée, Kenneth Nall, Nixa, Victoria Eggert, Nixa, Charlene Kilarski, Chicago, Ill.; two nieces, Charlene and Catherine Hogue; one nephew, Jonathan Eggert; a beloved godson, Christopher Thompson; and a beloved friend, Shannon Thompson; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Services were held Monday, March 13, 1995, in the Family of Christ Lutheran Church, Nixa, with the Rev. Dale Bond Sr. officiating. Burial was in the McConnell Cemetery, Nixa.

 

Eggleston, Beverly Maxine (Green) 26 Feb 1918 - 4 Mar 1997 CCH-N 8 Mar 1997

[Note: Daughter of Walter A. & Nancy (Allison) Green; married Robert G. Eggleston]

Beverly Maxine Green Eggleston, age 79, of Nixa, died Tuesday, March 4, 1997 in her home. She was born February 26, 1918 in Iola, Kansas and was the daughter of Walter A. and Nancy (Allison) Green. She and her husband, Robert, lived most of their lives in the Springfield area except for eleven years they spent in the Shell Knob area In 1989 they returned to Nixa where they were presently residing. Mrs. Eggleston was a member of Aldersgate Methodist Church in Nixa. She also enjoyed her membership with the Ozark Piecemakers Quilt Guild and Thursday Bees. Mrs. Eggleston was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include: her husband, Robert G. Eggleston; a son, Robert D. Eggleston and his wife, Louise, Loveland, Ohio; two daughters, Nancy O'Connor and her husband, Thomas, of Evergreen, Colorado, and Debbie Gillette and her husband, Bob, of Nixa; a foster daughter, Karen Greene and her husband, Jeff, of Birmingham, Alabama; six grandchildren, Jonathan Eggleston, Gregory Edgington, Christopher Paulson, Jennifer Paulson, Aaron Harris, and Amy Harris; a great-grandchild, Kaden Edgington; a brother, Harlan Green and his wife, Wilma, of Springfield. Funeral services were Friday, in Aldersgate Methodist Church in Nixa with Rev. Lee Strawhun officiating under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial was in Hazelwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Eggleston, Robert Gerald 21 May 1917 - 6 Apr 2012 SN-L 8 Apr 2012 & SN-L 10 Apr 2012

[Note: Son of Benjamin & Elizabeth (   ) Eggleston; married Beverly Maxine Green 26 Feb 1918 - 4 Mar 1997; married Frances]

            Robert Gerald Eggleston, age 94, of Nixa, passed away April 6, 2012 in Mercy Hospital. He was born May 21, 1917 in Walnut, Kansas, the youngest of three sons of Elizabeth and Benjamin Eggleston. He attended Walnut High School and served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He worked for numerous employers before starting a career with the Frisco Railroad in St. Louis and Springfield as Dining Car Stewart, Dining Car Superintendent and Freight Sales Agent. He retired from Burlington Northern Railroad in 1970 after 30 years of service. Robert placed his family first and was a hardworking man who cared deeply for his children. He loved hunting and fishing, gardening, and making homemade ice cream. He especially enjoyed sharing his hobbies with his children. As a proud American, he was honored by being able to go on an Honor Flight to Washington DC in 2009. Robert will always live in the memory of his family and be sorely missed. He was preceded in death by his first wife Beverly Green Eggleston in 1997. Survivors include: his wife, Frances Eggleston; a son, Robert Douglas Eggleston and wife Louise, Springfield; two daughters, Deborah Gillette and husband Robert of Nixa, and Nancy O'Connor and husband Thomas of Rogersville; a foster daughter, Karen Simon; three grandchildren, Chris Paulson of Denver, Colorado, Jennifer Paulson of Washington DC, and Jonathan Eggleston of Massachusetts; and a great-grandson, Kaden Edgington of Buffalo. A graveside funeral will be 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, in Hazelwood Cemetery, Springfield. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Memorial contributions may be made to Boys and Girls Town, 1212 W. Lombard, Springfield, MO 65806.


Ehbrecht, Tiffany Marie 24 Feb 1985 - 30 Mar 2010 SN-L 4 Apr 2010

[Note: Daughter of ? & Kathryn ( ) _____;  married Ryan Ehbrecht]

Tiffany Marie Ehbrecht, age 25, of Ozark, passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2010. She was born February 24, 1985, and was a graduate of Ozark High School. Tiffany was a member of the National Guard and graduated in November, 2008 as a Combat Medic. She was a student at OTC where she was studying for an Occupational Therapy Degree. Survivors include her husband, Ryan; three children, Whitney, Weston, and Yasmine; her mother, Kathryn Wiechert; and a sister, Stephanie DeWitt. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, April 5, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial with military honors will follow in Hopedale Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until service time on Monday.

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Ehbrecht, Tiffany Marie 24 Feb 1985 - 30 Mar 2010 CCH-N 7 Apr 2010

Tiffany Marie Ehbrecht, 25, of Ozark, passed away March 30, 2010.  She was born Feb. 24, 1985, and was a graduate of Ozark High School. Tiffany was a member of the National Guard and graduated in November 2008 as a combat medic. She was a student at OTC where she was studying for an occupational therapy degree. Survivors include: Her husband Ryan; three children, Whitney, Weston, and Yasmine; her mother, Kathryn Wiechert, and a sister, Stephanie DeWitt. Funeral services were 2 p.m. April 5, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.  Burial with military honors followed in Hopedale Cemetery. Visitation was from noon until service time.

 

Eib,  Larry Earl 4 Jun 1940 - 1 Mar 2005 SN-L 5 Mar 2005

[Note: Son of Orville Leslie & Rowena (Rusk) Eib]

Larry E. Eib, age 64, of Ozark, passed away Tuesday, March 1. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Missouri Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

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Eib, Larry Earl 4 Jun 1940 - 1 Mar 2005     SN-L 6 Mar 2005

Larry Eib, 64, Ozark, Mo., went to be with the Lord on March 1, 2005. He was born on June 4, 1940, in Normal, Ill., to Leslie and Rowena Eib. He graduated from Central High School in Springfield, in 1958, and shortly thereafter enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He quickly advanced in the electronics engineering area, holding the highest test scores at the Great Lakes Naval Training Facility for over 20 years and becoming an instructor there at a very young age. He then became involved in nuclear propulsion and worked at several naval nuclear facilities as well as on nuclear aircraft carriers, destroyers and submarines. He was part of a history-making nonstop cruise around the world using nuclear propulsion. His career led him on several around-the-world tours and took him and his family to New York, South Carolina, California, Hawaii, and back to Missouri. After his retirement from the Navy, he built and remodeled homes and had a passion for woodworking. He was always a health and fitness enthusiast, avid runner and bicyclist. He also enjoyed reading, photography and the outdoors. He was preceded in death by his father, Leslie Eib. Larry is survived by his mother, Rowena Eib, Ozark; his sister, Selma Jahn, Gurnee, Ill.; two daughters, Shelly Young and husband Curtis, Nixa, and Angie Orth and husband Gary, Ozark; three grandsons, Cory Ruggles, Tony Orth, and Riley Orth; two nieces, Heather Evans, Albany, Ore. and Laura Jahn, Waukegan, Ill.; three former step-sons, Dwaine, Keith and Vance Holland, their wives and their children, Caleb, Samantha, Carli, Emily, Makenna and Tyler; and many, many friends. Larry's kind nature, patience and love for his children, grandchildren and friends was evident to all who ever knew him. He will be greatly missed by all whose lives he touched. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. A graveside service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer's Association, 1500 S. Glenstone, Springfield, MO 65804, would be greatly appreciated.

 

Eib, Orville Leslie 20 Sep 1908 - 25 May 1987 OH 28 May 1987 p5

[Note: married Rowena Rusk 2 Feb 1912 - 28 Jun 2010]

Services for Orville Leslie Eib, 78, Ozark, will be held Friday, May 29, at 2 p.m. in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Wade Compton officiating. Burial will follow in Selmore Cemetery, Ozark. Mr. Eib died May 25. He had resided most of his life in West Virginia and moved to Ozark in 1974. He was an active member of the Ozark United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Rowena; one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Carman Eib, Ozark; one daughter and son-in-law, Thelma and Ben Jahn, Waukegan, Ill.; three sisters, Frances Bonnert, Nutter Ford, W. Va., Marjorie Kraus, Allen Bridge, W. Va., Isabelle Wietcha, Warren, Ohio; four granddaughters, Angela Ruggles, Ozark, Laura Jahn, Waukegan, Heather Evans, Yokosuka, Japan, and Michelle Eib, Ozark; and one great grandson, Cory Ruggles, Ozark. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ozark Methodist Church or the charity of the donor’s choice in lieu of flowers.

 

Eib, Rowena (Rusk) 2 Feb 1912 - 28 Jun 2010 SN-L 30 Jun 2010

[Note: Daughter of Earl & Selma (  ) Rusk; married Orville Leslie Eib 20 Sep 1908 - 25 May 1987]

Rowena Eib, age 98, of Ozark, passed away on Monday. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will follow in Selmore Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time on Thursday.

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Eib, Rowena (Rusk) 2 Feb 1912 - 28 Jun 2010 SN-L 1 Jul 2010 & CCH-N 7 Jul 2010

Rowena L. Eib, 98, was born on February 2, 1912 , and went to be with the Lord on June 28, 2010. She was born in Bement, Ill., to Earl and Selma Rusk. She was married to Orville "Leslie" Eib (who preceded her in death in 1987) for 52 years. Rowena was a loving nurse, wife, mother, granny, and long time member of the Ozark United Methodist Church. Survivors include her daughter, Selma Jahn (Ben) of Green Bay, Wisc.; granddaughters, Angie Orth (Gary), and Shelly Eib, both of Ozark, Laura Jahn, Zion, Ill., and Heather Evans (Darren), of Albany, Oregon; great grandchildren, Cory Ruggles, Tony Orth, Riley Orth, Kathryn Wylie (Alex), Michael Evans and Lauren Evans. She became the proud great great granny of Emery Elizabeth Wylie, in 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie; her son, Larry; and brothers, Fred and William Rusk. Rowena's smile was a light that shone on everyone she met. Her love, gratitude and happy songs will live on in the hearts of all who knew her. A special thanks to the staff of the Hope Unit in Mercy Villa for their love and care of our precious "Granny". Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m., on Thursday, July 1, 2010, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will follow in Selmore Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time, Thursday, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

 

Eichelberger, Hollis H. 1 Feb 1868 - 9 Feb 1948 CCR 18 Mar 1948

[Note: Son of Charles L. & Sarah Jane "Jennie" (Sheline)  Eichelberger; married  Isadora Ella Eoff 26 Aug 1873 - 13 Dec 1941]

Funeral services for Hollis H. Eichelberger, 80, of Sparta, who died Monday March 8, at Nevada, were held Wednesday afternoon, March 10, at 2 o’clock in the Sparta Christian church. Burial was in the Sparta cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. Survivors include one brother, Louis, of Jennings, Okla., and eight sisters, Mrs. Nellie Snonger of Sawyer, Kan., Mrs. Grace Sterns of Pratt, Kan., Mrs. Gertrude Bunch of Rock Island, Ill., Mrs. Anna Maynard of Kansas City, Mrs. Maud Ellis of Hot Springs, N.M., Mrs. Blanche Patrick of Butler, Mo., Mrs. Florence Estes of Springfield, and Mrs. Fannie Abbot of Sparta.

 

Eichelberger, Isadora Ella (Eoff) 26 Aug 1873 - 13 Dec 1941CCR 18 Dec 1941 p1

[Note: Daughter of Humphrey & Mary (Narval) Eoff; married Hollis H. Eichelberger 1 Feb 1868 - 9 Feb 1948 ]

Mrs. Ella Eichelberger was born at Indianapolis, Indiana, Aug. 26, 1873 and died at her home in Sparta, MO, Dec. 13, 1941, aged 68 years, 3 months and 17 days. Her parents and one brother have preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, H.H. Eichelberger of the home, one brother, Edward T. Eoff of Pratt, Kansas. Her parents moved from Indiana to Pratt, Kansas in 1883. After her marriage to H. H. Eichelberger in 1895 they moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas and lived about 3 years. From Fayetteville they moved to Sparta, MO, in 1898, and Sparta has been her home until death. She made her confession in Christ at Pratt, Kansas in her teens and united with the Christian church at that place, and when she moved to Fayetteville she united with the Christian church there. When she moved to Sparta Christian church and had been an active member ever since. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Dec. 15 at 1:30 pm in the Sparta Christian church by Bro. Sterl Watson of Springfield with burial in the Sparta cemetery under direction of the Sparta Funeral Home, Rathbun & Chaffin.

 

Eicholz, Adelia C. (Witt) 1890 - 17 Jun 1970  CCR 25 Jun 1970 p8

[Note: married Arthur L. Eicholz]

Mrs. Adelia C. Eicholz, 79, of Springfield, died at 9:37 p.m. Wednesday in Fremont Manor after a six-month illness. A former resident of Sparta, Mrs. Eicholz had been a resident of Springfield since 1944. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Crescent Chapter of Order of Eastern Star, White Shrine and Sorosis Club. Mrs. Eicholz was the widow of Arthur L. Eicholz of Springfield; one daughter, Mrs. Ardell Bilyeu, Springfield; one brother, William Witt, Grand Island, Neb.; three sisters, Mrs. Anna Neumberger, Wisner, Neb., Mrs. Mary Hagedorn and Mrs. Emma Merkle, both of West Paint, Neb., and five grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Ralph Thieme Chapel with the Rev. Guy Lawyer officiating, Burial was in Maple Park Cemetery.

 

Eickhof, Evelyn Ellen (Schlittler) 12 Oct 1916 - 22 Apr 1980  OH 1 May 1980 p9

[Note: Daughter of Henry E. & Mae I. ( ) Schlittler; married Walter H. Eickhof  26 Sep 1905 - 8 Sep 1982]

Services for Mrs. Evelyn Ellen Eickhof, 63, Ozark, were held last Thursday in Adams Chapel with the Rev. Bob Shank officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery. Mrs. Eickhof died April 22 at Cox Medical Center after a long illness. Mrs. Eickhof was a resident of Ozark for 21 years, after moving from Monticello, Wis. Survivors include her husband, Walter and her mother, Mrs. Mae Schlittler, Ozark. Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association.

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Eickhof, Evelyn Ellen (Schlittler) 12 Oct 1916 - 22 Apr 1980  OH 8 May 1980 pB9

Card of Thanks

We thank our neighbors and friends for the food, flowers and kindness shown us at the death of Evelyn Ellen Eickhof, our wife & daughter.  Walter H. Eickhof  Mae Schlittler

 

Eickhof, Harry John 5 Oct 1894 - 17 Aug 1978 OH 24 Aug 1978 p3

[Note: Son of Charles & Ida (  ) Eickhof]

BUFFALO - Harry John Eickhof, 83, Buffalo, died at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the Rustling Oaks Nursing Home after suffering an apparent heart attack. Mr. Eickhof was a retired pipefitter for the S. J. Reynolds Co, in Chicago. He was a member of the pipefitters union. Survivors include two brothers, Walter of Ozark and Edward of Seymour, Ill.

 

Eickhof, Walter H. 26 Sep 1905 - 8 Sep 1982 OH 16 Sep 1982 p11

[Note: Son of Charles & Ida (  ) Eickhof; married Evelyn Ellen Schlittler 12 Oct 1916 - 22 Apr 1980; problem with birthdate - obit & 1910 Chicago census say born c1901; SSDI says 1905]

Services for Walter H. Eickhof, 81, Ozark, were held Sept. 10 in the Adams Chapel with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery. Mr. Eickhof died of natural causes Sept. 8 in Cox Medical Center, Springfield. Survivors include a brother, Edward, Sycamore, Ill.; and his mother-in-law, Mrs. Mae Schlitter, Ozark.

 

Elder, Suzanne Patricia “Sue” (Bales) 10 Jun 1941 - 19 Mar 2012 SN-L 22 Mar 2012

[Note: Daughter of Bruce & Mary ( ) Bales; married Don Elder]

            Suzanne Elder, 70, of Springfield, Mo., passed away Monday, March 19, 2012 in Mercy Hospital. She was born June 10, 1941 to Bruce and Mary Bales of Ottumwa, Iowa. Suzanne is survived by her loving husband, Don Elder of Springfield, Mo.; her daughter, Michelle Brackett and her husband Jerred Brackett of Springfield, Mo.; her son, Chris Elder of Ozark, Mo. and her two grandchildren Layne Brackett and Lance Brackett. Visitation will be Thursday, March 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Greenlawn Funeral Home East, 3540 E. Seminole, Springfield, MO. Service will be Friday, March 23 at 10:00 a.m. in Greenlawn East followed by a Graveside Service at 11:00 a.m. in the Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Christian Healthcare East "Activities Department" at 3535 E. Cherokee St., Springfield, MO 65809.


Eiffert, Lawrence L. “Larry” 9 Aug 1912 - 6 Nov 1980 OH 13 Nov 1980 p9

[Note: married Henrietta]

Services for Lawrence L. (Larry) Eiffert, 68, of Springfield, father of Ozark City Attorney James Eiffert, were held Monday in St. Paul United Methodist Church, Springfield. Burial was in Maple Park Cemetery. Mr. Eiffert, an insurance broker and owner of a firm bearing his name, was dead on arrival at St. John’s Regional Health  last Thursday after apparently suffering a heart attack. He is survived also by his wife Henrietta, two daughters and four grandchildren

 

Eisenhour, Conrad R. 3 Nov 1873 - 21 Aug 1955   Springfield Leader-Press 22 Aug  1955

[Note: Son of Jacob & Lydia (cHaney) Eisenhour; married 5 Apr 1895 Mary J. Patrick  22 Mar 1877 - 18 Sep 1920]

Conrad R. Eisenhour, 81, a retired farmer of the Crane community died Sunday evening at the home of a son, Joe of Crane following a lingering illness. A native of Parrotsville, Tennessee, Mr. Eisenhour had lived in Missouri most of his life. He had made his home with his son the past several years. He is survived by six sons, Everett and Dick, both of Springfield, Cloyd of Reeds Spring, Millard of Ridgecrest, Calif., Ralph of South Gate, Calif. And Joe; two daughters, Mrs. Chloris Moore of Spokane and Mrs. Nellie Egger of Nixa; two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Shirkey and Mrs. Bess Moore, both of Reeds Spring; a brother, Clarence of Springfield; 30 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Eisenhour Church with burial in the church cemetery under direction of Manlove  of Crane

 

Eisenhour, Donald Wayne 6 Aug 1923 - 9 May 1985 OH 16 May 1985 p11

[Note: Son of Floyd H. & Gladys F. (Keltner) Eisenhour; married Frances]

Services for Donald Wayne Eisenhour, 61, Spokane, were held May 12 in the 65 Church with the Revs. James Ellingsworth and Lawrence Kennon officiating. Burial was in Eisenhour Cemetery under the direction of Cheatham-Stumpff of Galena. Mr. Eisenhour died May 9 in his home after a long illness. A lifelong area resident, he raised and sold quarter horses for more than 35 years. He was a well-known showman and judge of area horse shows. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church, Reeds Spring. Survivors include his wife, Frances; a daughter, Donna Kay Kennon, Spokane; his mother, Gladys Eisenhour, Reeds Spring; a sister, Lola Mae Ellingsworth, Reeds Spring; and two grandchildren.

 

Eisenhour, Ernest H. 1875 - 23 Mar 1955  Springfield Leader-Press 25 Mar 1955

[Note: Son of Jacob & Lydia (McHaney) Eisenhour; married Lottie Mason 3 Apr 1881 - 2 Oct 1952]

Ernest Eisenhour, 79, retired farmer of Redds Spring died Wednesday afternoon at his home. Survivors include two sons, Roy of Reeds Spring and Raymon, address unknown; a daughter, Mrs. Ica Dahms, of Reeds Spring; two brothers, Connie of Reed Spring and Clarence of Springfield; three sisters, Mrs. Fannie Shirkey of Spokane, Mrs. Aletha Foland of Spokane and Mrs.. Bessie Harris of Reeds Spring; 10 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today in the Rock Church near Reeds Spring, Burial will be at Eisenhour  Cemetery under direction of Cheatham of Galena.

 

Eisenhour, Everett N. 7 Feb 1900 - 1 Jul 1969  CCR 3 Jul 1969 p8

[Note: Son of  Conrad R. & Mary J. (Patrick) Eisenhour; married  Lois B. Keltner 4 Dec 1904 - 22 Aug 1984]

Funeral services for Everett N. Eisenhour, 69, of Springfield will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Harris Chapel, Ozark with the Rev. Walter McKnight officiating. Burial will be in Eisenhour Cemetery near Spokane. Mr. Eisenhour died at 8:10 a.m. Tuesday in St. John’s Hospital where he had been a patient since suffering an apparent heart attack Monday. Survivors include his wife, Lois B.; three daughters, Mrs. Maxine Pickel, Mrs. Betty Jo Waite, and Mrs. Marcella Jean Hawkins, all of Springfield; four brothers, Floyd, Spokane, Joe, Crane, Ralph, Downey, Calif., Harold, Springfield; two sisters, Mrs. Chloris Moore, Spokane. Mrs. Nell Egger, Springfield; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

 

Eisenhour, Floyd H. 29 Oct 1902 - 8 Jul 1981  OH 16 Jul 1981 p11

[Note: Son of  Conrad R. & Mary J. (Patrick) Eisenhour; married  Gladys F. Keltner 30 Jan 1906 - 14 Jun 2000]

Services for Floyd Eisenhour, 78, Route 1, Reeds Spring, were held Saturday in Sixty-Five Church, south of Spokane with the Rev. Joe Bill Stewart officiating. Burial was in Eisenhour Cemetery under the direction of Harris Chapel of Ozark. Mr. Eisenhour died Wednesday in his home following a long illness. He was a farmer and a lifelong resident of the area. He was a merchant for more than 20 years and was a member of the Sixty-Five Church. Survivors include his wife, Gladys; two sons, Donald, Spokane and Leon Panorama City, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Lola Mae Ellingsworth, Spokane; three brothers, Joe, Crane, Ralph, Springfield and Dick, Anaheim, Calif.; and two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Egger and Mrs. Chloris Moore, both of Springfield.

 

Eisenhour, Ralph 23 May 1919 - 29 Apr 2005  SN-L 3 May 2005

[Note: Son of Conrad R. & Mary J. (Patrick) Eisenhour; married Inez]

Ralph Eisenhour, 85, of Springfield, died Friday, April 29, at 11:15 a.m. in Maranatha Village Care Center following a long illness. Ralph was born on May 23, 1919, and raised on a farm in Stone County, Mo., near the town of Spokane. He was the second youngest of eight children of Conrad "Coony" and Mary (Patrick) Eisenhour, all of which have preceded him in death. Mr. Eisenhour was a retired postal clerk and attended Parkcrest Assembly of God Church. Ralph served in World War II with the 43rd Infantry in the South Pacific. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Inez, and family and friends that loved him. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, in Greenlawn Funeral Home South. Burial will be in the New Veterans Cemetery. Visitation is from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight in the funeral home.

 

Eisenmann, Lela Etta (Ellingsworth) Price Pugsley 4 Jan 1912 - 1 Mar 1986  OH 6 Mar 1986 p5

[Note: Daughter of Marion Grant & Loutisha Caroline “Tisha” (Noe) Ellingsworth; married Leonard Price; married Howard Pugsley; married Max Eisenmann 27 Oct 1906 - 7 Aug 1992]

Services for Lela Etta Eisenmann, 74, Ozark, were held March 3 in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Wade Compton officiating. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery. Mrs. Eisenmann died March 1 in her home following a long illness. She was a native of Highlandville and had resided in New York since 1930, returning to Ozark in 1971. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Ozark. Survivors include her husband, Max; one son, Glen Carnell Ellingsworth, Long Wood, Florida; one brother, Arlie Ellingsworth, Ozark; one sister, Estelle Sigle, Caulfield; two grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

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Eisenmann, Lela Etta (Ellingsworth) Price Pugsley 4 Jan 1912 - Mar 1986  OH 6 Mar 1986 pB8

Card of Thanks

The family of Lola Eisenmann wish to thank everyone for the food, flowers and kindness shown us, and also thanks to Harris Funeral Home and Rev. Wade Compton, Max, Glen and Peggy and family,  Estille, Woodrow and family, Arlie, Opal and family

 

Eisenmann, Max 27 Oct 1906 – 7 Aug 1992  NN-E 12 Aug 1992

[Note: married Lela  Etta Ellingsworth 4 Jan 1912 - 1 Mar 1986]

Max Eisenmann, 85, Ozark, died  Friday, Aug. 7, in Ozark Riverview  Manor: He was born Oct. 27, 1906, in Guben, Germany. He came to America at the age of 15 and worked as a hotel porter in New York City. He was a veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his  wife, Lela Ellingsworth Eisenmann, five years ago. Survivors include a brother, Erich Eisenmann, Germany; a stepson, Glen Ellingsworth, Longwood, Fla.; two step-grandchildren, Glen Ellingsworth II, and Lynn Ann Jones; three step-great-grandchildren; a stepbrother; a stepsister; two sisters-in-law, Opal Ellingsworth and Estelle Sigler; nieces and nephews, Harold Holmes, Gertrude McGinnis, Clint Ellingsworth, Gary Sigler, Judy Roe, Frances Huett and Loretta Clark. Graveside services were held Monday, Aug. 19, in Highlandville Cemetery, with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating, under the direction of Adams Funeral Home.

 

Eisley, Lola M. “Granny” 16 Sep 1888 - 8 Sep 1982 OH 16 Sep 1982 p11

[Note: married John L. Eisley; husband may be the John Eisley born 1 Nov 1887 who registered for the WWI registration from Barry County, MO., although he gave his address a Eureka Springs, Ark.]

Services for Lola M. “Granny” Eisley, 93, Springfield, were held Sept. 11 at Ayre-Goodwin Chapel with the Rev. Abe Mitchell officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Eisley died Sept. 8 in Cox Medical Center after a long illness. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Martha Cameron, Springfield; two sons, John and Gaythard, both of Springfield; a sister, Mrs. Gulfa Tindle, Springfield; two half sisters, Mrs. Arleva Tatum, state of Washington and Mrs. Georgia Phipps, Ozark; two stepsisters, Mrs. Velma DeKoster and Mrs. Viola Akers, both of the state of California; seven grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and 10 step-grandchildren.

 

Elam, Bessie M. 14 Jun 1906 - 6 Aug 1979 OH 9 Aug 1979 p10

[Note: married Otto Elam]

Graveside services for Mrs. Bessie M. Elam, 73, Fordland were held Wednesday in the West Finley Cemetery north of Rogersville under the direction of Marsh Funeral Home, Rogersville. George Meeker officiated. Mrs. Elam died at 9:30 a.m. Monday in Cox Medical Center after a long illness. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Otto of the home; two sons, Gary, Brea, Calif. and Joe, Fordland; three daughters, Mrs. Etta Mae Chapman, Brea, Calif., Mrs. Annette Null, Williamsburg, Va. and Sheila Robinson, Rogersville.

 

Elam, Diane Carol (Pearson) 23 Aug 1961 - 18 Feb 2004 SN-L 19 Feb 2004

[Note: Daughter of D. K. & Carol (  ) Pearson; married Neal Elam]

Diane Elam of Rogersville, Mo., died at 10:26 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, in Cox South of brain cancer. She is survived by her husband, Neal Elam, and two daughters, Kelsey and Kate, both of the home in Rogersville. Diane is also survived by her parents, D.K. and Carol Pearson, Seymour; her brother, Paul Pearson and wife Mary of Nixa; brother Mark Pearson and wife Shawna of Ava; her sister, Cheri and husband Kent McCormack of Seymour; her sister, Debi Hay of Pineville; her brother, Mike Pearson of Springfield; and her brother, Steven Pearson and wife Kelly of Ellsworth AFB, S.D.; mother-in-law, Vivian Elam in Mountain View; brother-in law, Milton Elam and wife Kerry in Ozark; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and many friends and co-workers. She was preceded in death by her nephew, Derrick Hay of Rocky Comfort. Diane was born Aug. 23, 1961, in Bloomington, Ill. She moved to Missouri when she was 10 years old and graduated from high school in Mansfield, Mo. She attended the College of the Ozarks and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in May 1983. After college, she worked as a marketing editor for the Milking Shorthorn Society; then as the director of community relations for the Developmental Center of the Ozarks; as the administrative assistant for Christ Episcopal Church; then for 14 years as office manager for Sam A. Winn and Associates, Architects. Diane loved to work hard and play hard. She enjoyed the challenges of hard work, loved to read, cook and entertain, spending time with friends and family, camping, canoeing, playing in water and traveling. Spending time laughing with her friends was one of her great joys. Visitation will be 6 t o8 p.m. Friday in Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, in the funeral home.

Elam, John C., Jr. 1935 - 14 Jun 2011 SN-L 19 Jun 2011
[Note: married 28 Jun 1969 Glenda Ann Laws 5 Aug 1933 - 4 Jul 2010]
John C. Elam Jr., 75, formerly of Highlandville, MO died June 14, 2011 in Hutchinson, KS.
He retired as a Union Rep. for the International Association of Machinist Union He was a United States Marine Corps veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. On June 28, 1969 he married Glenda Ann Laws, she died July 4, 2010. Survivors include sons John, Dan, daughters Bonnie and Peggy Elam, Hutchinson, KS. Step-son Mike Kaiser WA, step-daughters Theresa Rudolph, Wichita and Beverly Hankins, Nixa, MO, brother Jay Elam, AR, sister Nancy Busen, AR, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nephews and nieces. Graveside service will be 1:00 PM Tuesday in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Memorials may be given to the Missouri Alzheimer's Association in care of the funeral home. Visit www.PenwellGabelHutchinson.com to leave the family a personal message.

 

Elder, Ruth Dixon 14 Aug 1900 - 7 May 1988 OH 12 May 1988

Ruth Dixon Elder, 87, of Billings, died May 6 at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, after a short illness. Memorial services for Mrs. Elder were held Sunday at the Covenant Presbyterian Church, Springfield. Burial will be in Lexington, Illinois. The body was cremated under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home South, Springfield.

 

Eldreth, Jack Allen 12 Jul 1940 - 10 Dec 2003  CCH-N 17 Dec 2003

[Note: Son of Edward & Maxine (  ) Finley - obit does give different surname for parents, without explanation; married Mary]

Jack Allen Eldreth, 63, Ozark, died Dec. 10, 2003 in his home. He was born July 12, 1940 in Colora, Md., the son of Edward and Maxine Finley. Eldreth grew up in Maryland and graduated from Rising Sun High School. He worked as a truck driver and dispatcher and retired from Charter Express after 21 years of service. He was a very hard worker and was a wrestling fan, but his greatest joy was his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Ed Finley; an infant sister, Ruth Ann Graybeal and a son, Robert Ramage. Survivors include his wife Mary, of the home; his mother, Maxine Finley, Nixa; children, Jack Eldreth Jr., Emory Claude Eldreth and wife Kay, and Rebecca Spiker, all of Maryland, Richard Ramage, Kathy Stallings, Sherry Gerhardt and Theresa Richey, all of Ozark; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Doris Lane, Bill Graybeal and wife Ursula, Sandy Stoneman and husband Red, and Sue Jones and husband Jim, all of Nixa, and Wayne Graybeal and wife Julie and Pauline Stevens, all of Springfield. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Dec. 15 in Thieme-Shadel-Hicks Funeral Service at Rivermonte. Burial followed in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens. Visitation was held from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 14 in the funeral home.

 

Eldridge, George 15 Oct 1871 - 3 Dec 1948 CCR 9 Dec 1948

[Note: Son of Perry J. & Rachel C. (Montgomery) Eldridge; married 28 Oct 1906 CCM Gussie Garrison 2 Oct 1889 - 25 May 1965]

George Eldridge, 77, died at his home east of Ozark Friday, Dec. 3. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist church. Survivors are his wife, Gussie Eldridge, many relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m. in the Linden chapel, by Rev. Childress with burial in the Linden cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home.

 

Eldridge, Gussie (Garrison) 2 Oct 1889 - 25 May 1965     CCR 27 May 1965 p3

[Note: Daughter of John & Larilda Frances (Bledsoe) Garrison; married George W. Eldridge 15 Oct 1871 - 3 Dec 1948; 1900 census says b Oct 1887 - tombstone says b Oct 1889]

Mrs. Gussie Eldridge, 75, died at 6:15 a.m. Tuesday in Bilyeu Nursing Home in Ozark. She had been a resident there since 1951. Surviving are a brother, Todd Garrison, Springfield and a sister, Mrs. Lydia Johnson, Ozark.. Harris of Ozark will announce arrangements.

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Eldridge, Gussie (Garrison) 2 Oct 1889 - 25 May 1965     CCR 3 Jun 1965 p3

Services for Mrs. Gussie Eldridge, 75, of Ozark who died Tuesday morning, May 25, were at 2 p.m. Friday in the Harris Chapel here with the Rev. Gerald Rushing officiating. Burial was in Linden Cemetery northeast of Ozark.

 

Eldridge, Velma Chauncey 1902 - 15 Feb 1931 CCR 19 Feb 1931 p4

[Note: no MO DC found]

Miss Velma Chauncey Eldridge, aged 28, died at her home near Forsyth, Sunday morning, Feb. 15. Funeral services were conducted Monday at the Eldridge cemetery near Forsyth, under the direction of B.C. Klepper.

Eidson, Eric Richard   7 Aug 1967 - 20 Nov 2007 Find-A-Grave

[Note: Son of Jimmie Richard & Reta Louise (Thomas) Eidson]

            Funeral services for Eric R. Eidson of Nixa, Missouri will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 24, 2007 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, Missouri with Pastor Len Redding officiating. Visitation will be 6 - 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 23 at the Schowengerdt Chapel in Butler. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Contributions to Kamp Keirsey. Eric Richard Eidson, age 40 of Nixa, Missouri died Tuesday, November 20, 2007 at his home in Nixa where he had just moved after residing in Independence, Missouri for nine years. He was born August 7, 1967 to Jimmie Richard and Reta Louise Thomas Eidson in Columbia, Missouri. Eric, a twin and one of three children, spent his early years in Lee's Summit, Missouri where he attended elementary school. In 1980, he moved with his parents to Carl Junction, Missouri where he graduated from high school in 1985. Eric furthered his education at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Missouri earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance. He was employed by Citi Corp first in St. Louis and then Kansas City, Missouri. He continued working in Accounts Receivable and Mortgage Banking and was currently Office Manager at Great American Acceptance Company. Eric was a member of the First Baptist Church in Carl Junction. After attending Boy Scout Camp near Osceola, Missouri, he became a Warrior in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say before attaining scouting's highest honor by becoming an Eagle Scout. Eric was an outgoing, people-person and enjoyed talking. In addition, he was loving and affectionate and always looked forward to family get-togethers. In high school, Eric played French horn, coronet, football and baseball . . . and more recently, was an avid fan of the Chiefs and Royals. Fishing, hunting and playing cards--particularly pitch at the Senior Center--were some of his favorite pastimes. He was a gracious young man and an inspiration to many. Eric is survived by his parents, Jimmie and Reta Eidson of Urich, Missouri; a twin sister, Lori Smith and husband Danny of St. Peters, Missouri; paternal grandmother, Ellen Jane Eidson of Urich, Missouri; maternal grandmother, Leona Thomas of Butler, Missouri; two nephews and a niece, Kristen, Stephen and Evan Smith; uncles and aunts, Mitchel and Shelly Thomas of Butler, Missouri and Terry and Elaine Eidson of Columbia, Missouri; cousins, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a brother, Brian Eidson; paternal grandfather, Chic Eidson; maternal grandfather, Howard Thomas; and cousin, Seth Thomas. Eric Richard Eidson, age 40 of Nixa, Missouri died Tuesday, November 20, 2007 at his home in Nixa where he had just moved after residing in Independence, Missouri for nine years. Funeral services were Saturday, November 24 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler with Pastor Len Redding officiating. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Contributions may be made to Kamp Keirsey.

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Eidson, Eric Richard   7 Aug 1967 - 20 Nov 2007 CCH-N 28 Nov 2007

Nixa man admits to stabbing roommate]

Chris J. Cluck Headliner News

            Gerald L. Bluford, 47, was charged Nov. 21, with second-degree murder and armed criminal action.

            Police responded to his apartment at 648 E Spring Valley Circle Nov. 20, after receiving a 911 call from a neighbor that a murder had taken place in the apartment.

            According to court documents, the Nixa man admitted to police he “freaked out” when he killed his roommate by stabbing him 35 to 40 times in their apartment.

            Eidson was found in a pool of blood on the kitchen floor when police officers arrived, and Bluford had a knife in his possession.

            A witness told investigators that he was walking across a parking lot near the condominium when Bluford approached him. Bluford told the witness “he had an argument with his partner and had killed him.” according to the statement.

            Bluford told police he “freaked out” and confessed to killing Eidson, court documents said. He said he could not provide a specific explanation why he stabbed Bluford to death, but state it was self-defense.

            A small laceration was found on Bluford’s hand, and he had a bruise on his arm, the probably cause said. Police also said no 911 calls were made by Bluford to request medical assistance for himself or Eidson.

            An autopsy of Eidson was scheduled for Nov. 21. Pending those results, Prosecutor Ron Cleek said he may up the charges to first-degree murder.

            Cleek praised the Nixa Police Department, the Christian County Sheriff’s Office and the Highway Patrol for their efforts.

            Bluford is currently being held in the Christian County Jail in lieu of $750,000 bond.

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Eidson, Eric Richard   7 Aug 1967 - 20 Nov 2007 CCH-N 16 Dec 2009

Chris J. Cluck Headliner News

UPDATE:

            “If the same situation came up, I’d do it all over again,” Gerald Bluford told investigators Nov. 20, 2007, the day of his arrest for his alleged part in the stabbing death of his roommate.

            “I hate that it happened,” he said during his videotaped interview with investigators. “I didn’t pull my knife out until I got cut.”

            Bluford, 50, is on trial in Christian County Circuit Judge Mark Orr’s court Nov. 16 for the alleged second-degree murder of Eric Eidson two years ago. Prosecutor Ron Cleek’s complaint claims the defendant stabbed the victim 78 times.

            On the third day of testimony, Cleek entered the videotaped interview as evidence. During the interview, Bluford told investigators he and Eidson had known each other for more than two years before moving to Nixa from Independence in early 2007.

            But Eidson had always berated him and was constantly “argumentative” since the two met, Bluford said.

            On the morning of Nov. 20, 2007, at about 8 a.m., Bluford said he and the victim argued in the kitchen of their 648 E. Spring Valley Circle, Nixa, condominium apartment about the defendant not making coffee. He also said Eidson accused him of using his computer.

            “I told him I wasn’t going to argue with him about it and turned around and he hit me in the back,” Bluford said. “We wrestled and that’s when I noticed I got cut (on right hand). That’s when I pulled out the pocket knife I had.

            “After I’m cut, I’m thinking ‘I’m fighting for my life.’ Next thing I know I’m hitting and cutting,” he said. “When I was stabbing he was still coming at me. And, then (Eidson) went down and took two big breaths and then he wasn’t breathing anymore. And, I don’t know what to do, cause there’s blood everywhere.”

            Bluford told investigators that after he saw Eidson was dead, he removed his socks, went upstairs and rinsed off. He came back down stairs and called his uncle, received a phone call from his brother but did not call 911, Bluford told investigators.

            “I was scared,” he said in the interview when asked why he didn’t call 911.

            He then left out the front door and met a man named Patrick Chapman in the parking lot and told him what had happened less than 30 minutes prior. He and Chapman went back to the condo where Chapman called 911.

            “When I saw Patrick, I told him I think I just killed my partner,” Bluford said.

            Investigators questioned the defendant about his relationship with Eidson and if he was gay.

            “We were like brothers,” Bluford said. “I’m not gay. He never touched me. If he had feelings like that for me he never did bring them to me.”

            Cleek and Assistant Prosecutor Donovan Dobbs entered testimony from Dr. Ken Norton, who said the victim died before the stab wounds reached 30.

            Other evidence showed that Eidson was stabbed in the front and back of his legs, front and back of his torso and neck.

            The trial is expected to continue the remainder of the week. If convicted, Bluford could received 15 to 30 years in prison. He remains in the Christian County Jail in lieu of $750,000 bond.

            Watch this Web site for updates in the trial.

ORIGINAL STORY PRINTED IN THE DEC. 16 HEADLINER NEWS:

            Blood was everywhere in the kitchen: The table, the walls and the counters. On the floor lay a man in a pool of his own blood, behind him a trail of blood where it appeared he tried to crawl away from his attacker.

            A bloody filet knife rested on the counter next to a coffee pot that was still warm.

            This was the scene that Christian County Prosecutor Ron Cleek painted for jurors Dec. 14 in his opening statement of Gerald Bluford’s second-degree murder trial in Christian County Circuit Court.

            Bluford is accused of stabbing Eric Eidson no less than 78 times two years ago in the kitchen of the townhouse the two shared at 648 E. Spring Valley Circle, Nixa. According to court documents, a witness told investigators he was walking across a parking lot near the condominium the day of the murder when Bluford approached him.

            The defendant told the witness “he had an argument with his partner and had killed him,” according to the probable cause statement.

            Bluford told police he “freaked out” and confessed to killing Eidson, court documents said. He stated it was self-defense, court records said.

            “I trust you will look over everything,” Cleek said to the jury. “I ask you to find this defendant guilty of second-degree murder.”

            Bluford sat calmly in Judge Mark Orr’s court, mostly staring straight ahead and rarely looking in the direction of the jury.

            Public defender Charlton Chastain said his client had no motive to kill Eidson.

            “Use your common sense,” Chastain told jurors. “Look at the facts. Let your common sense lead you to acquit this man.”’

            The trial continued after press time. Find updates at www.ccheadliner.com.

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Eidson, Eric Richard   7 Aug 1967 - 20 Nov 2007 CCH-N 23 Dec 2009

Chris J. Cluck Headliner News

            A Christian County jury found a Nixa man guilty Dec. 17 of voluntary manslaughter and armed criminal action in the 2007 stabbing death of his roommate.

            Gerald L. Bluford, 49, was found guilty of stabbing Eric Eidson to death in their Nixa condominium apartment on Nov. 20, 2007, after a four-day trial. He was also found guilty of armed criminal action.

            Bluford was arrested Nov. 20 after Nixa Police received a 911 call stating a man had been killed in the 648 E. Spring Valley Circle apartment. Court documents state a knife was found in Bluford’s possession and he told police he “freaked out” and killed Eidson.

            According to the probable cause statement filed by the Nixa Police Department, Bluford approached an individual outside the condominium and the two returned to the scene. The statement also said a neighbor called 911 to report the crime.

            Prosecutor Ron Cleek entered dozens of items of evidence, including the pocket knife Bluford admittedly used to kill Eidson. Bluford claimed Eidson had assaulted him first with a filet knife and he was defending himself.

            Dr. Ken Norton confirmed during his testimony that Eidson was stabbed 78 times and that a stab wound in the neck lacerated the jugular vein, ultimately causing the victim’s death.

            Bluford now faces five to 15 years in prison for the voluntary manslaughter charge and potentially the same time for the armed criminal action.

Eliasen, Elias 25 Feb 1841 - 15 Aug 1933 CCR 28 Sep 1933 p3

[Note: Son of Isaac & Christina ( ) Eliasen]

Uncle John Eliason received a paper this week which told of the death of his brother, Elias, at his home in Iola, Wis., which occurred on Aug. 15, 1933. Uncle John had been informed of his brother’s death at the time but the paper giving the account of his life was not received until this week. At the time of his death, Elias was 91 years, five months and 18 days old. Besides the brother here, he is survived by four sons and three daughters and one sister, Mrs. Carrie Nelson of Wausau, Wis. The sister and Uncle John are all that are left of the Eliason family which came from Norway to the States in 1853.Elias visited here in Ozark in 1915. Of the death of this aged and respected citizen, the Iola Herald makes the following editorial comment: “Iola’s grand old man has passed on. Elias Eliason, our oldest resident by a number of years, last week answered the final summons to the great and unexplored Beyond. He is going to be missed along our village streets for in spite of his advanced years he was a daily visitor on our main thoroughfare. Quiet and unassuming, he won a place for himself in the routine of the community. Until the last Mr. Eliason maintained his faculties. He was an extensive reader and kept well informed on the current events of the day. He spoke in an interesting and educated manner on the various things he was interested in. It was a pleasure to converse with him. Mr. Eliason took a quiet, profound interest in the welfare and growth of the community of which he was a part. He helped to rear a family, the members of which have gone out to make creditable places for themselves in the world. Mr. Eliason will be missed here in Iola but he has left a history and traditions that will be long remembered.”

 

Eliasen, John Henry 29 Apr 1844 - 4 Jul 1938 CCR 7 Jul 1938 p1

[Note: Son of Isaac & Christina (?) Eliasen; married Mary G. Johnson 6 Oct 1856 - 15 Apr 1920]

At 5:45 o’clock Monday evening, July 4th, death claimed John Henry Eliasen, at his home here. He had reached the age of 94 years, 2 months and 5 days. He had been in ill health several years and had been bedfast for the past year. He was born in Loudwick, Norway, on the 29th day of April 1844, the son of Isaac and Christina Eliasen. He came with his parents to the United States when he was five years old. They located in Wisconsin. He was a resident of that state for 30 years. He enlisted in the 46th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry and served for three years. He came to Missouri 59 years ago. He was united in marriage to Miss Mary Johnson, to which union one child, Mrs. Jesse Owens, was born. The wife preceded him in death in 1920. “Uncle John” as he was known to his many friends and associates, was one of the oldest Civil War veterans in this part of the state and was one of the three surviving members of the G.A.R. in this country, the other two being George Hays of Highlandville and Mark Keeton of this city. He was an honorary member of the Graham Wasson Post of the American Legion and a member of the Ozark Presbyterian church. He was a former member of the Masonic Lodge. He is survived by the one daughter, Mrs. Jesse Owens, of the home, two grandsons, two grand-daughters, and one sister, Mrs. Carrie Nelson of Warsaw, Wisconsin. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 6, at 2:30 pm, in the Klepper Funeral Chapel, with Rev. B.E. Dillon of Mentor officiating. Burial was made in the Ozark Cemetery beside his wife. Military honors were observed at the grave, with members of the Graham-Wasson Post of the American Legion in charge. Pallbearers were chosen from his friends among the officials at the courthouse.

 

Eliker Mary Florence (Tucker) 14 Dec 1946 - 22 Oct 2009 CCH-N 28 Oct 2009

[Note: Daughter of Clifford & Mamie (Jensen) Tucker; married Blane Eliker]

Mary Florence Eliker, 62, of Highlandville, passed away in her home, Oct. 22, 2009, following a short battle with cancer. She was born in Murfreesboro, Tenn., the daughter of Mamie Jensen and Clifford Tucker.  She will be remembered for her smile, her laughter, and her love for her family and friends. Survivors include: Her husband, Blane Eliker, Highlandville; a daughter, Shirley Parrott, Lincoln, Neb.; a son and daughter-in-law, Allyn Duane Parrott Jr. and Lori, Highlandville; a step-son, Kyle Eliker, Omaha, Neb.; a step-daughter and her husband, Amber and Adrain Toler, San Beuno, Calif.; six grandchildren; one sister; three brothers; and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Mary’s friends Karen and Danny Sissel and Allyn Parrott Sr. Cremation was under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

 

Elkins, ? (Hall) died 23 Dec 1898 CCR 19 Dec 1898

[Note: Daughter of Dr. Wiley P. & Martha E. (Jackson) Hall; married James Thomas Elkins 9 Apr 1872 - 16 Dec 1933; likely Aramintha A. or Dora A. Hall both born 1877 or Nellie B. Hall born 1879, daughters of Wiley P. Hall & M. E. Hall. They were in Elkhart, Bates County MO on 1880 census, and Dr. Hall died in Adrain, Bates County, James Thomas Elkins later lived for many years and died in Kirksville,  Adair County, Missouri and is buried in Maple Hills there with his second wife, but likely this first wife is likely buried at  Oak Hill, Butler, Bates County MO where their death certificates say her parents and brothers are buried; Dr. Wiley P. Hall 25 Feb 1847 - 21 Jan 1924 owned Hall Drug Company for which James Thomas Elkins was a salesman and representative. He was first married to Martha E. Jackson 4 Jun 1840 - 18 Feb 1920. Wiley P. Hall is said to be a great, great grandson of Millian (Webb) Hall, sister of Martha (Webb) Dillard, grandmother of Thomas Elkins, great grandmother of Higdon Richard Jarret Elkins; and great, great grandmother of  James Thomas Elkins]

A Sad Death

Died, at the residence of Dr. C. B. Elkins of this city Friday morning of spinal meningitis, induced by the measles. Mrs. Jas. Elkins of Adrian, this state. Mr. and Mrs. Elkins were visiting relatives here for the holidays when Mrs. Elkins was taken with the measles, caught cold and death was the result. Her father, Dr. Hall, a prominent physician of Adrain, was telegraphed for and reached her bedside Wednesday and was with her in her last hours. The remains were taken to Adrain Friday for interment. Jas. Elkins is a brother of Dr. C. B. Elkins and a druggist of Adrain. Dr. Elkins accompanied the bereaved husband and father in their sad journey.

[HALL, Wiley P.

Deer Creek Township - Wiley P. Hall, physician and druggist, was born in Anderson County, Tennessee, February 25, 1847. James Hall, his father, was a native of Tennessee and a prominent farmer and attorney. He was judge of Anderson County for fourteen years. When Wiley was fourteen years old he removed to St. Clair County, Missouri and settled where the town of Roscoe now stands, and where his death occurred, in 1857. Wiley P. grew up on a farm and attended school for three months in Tennessee (one term) when twelve years old. This was all the education he received until after his marriage, when he was a student at a district school two winters and select school one term. While in the army he learned to write. In October, 1862, he enlisted for service in the war and was discharged August 17, 1865. He participated in the battles of Prairie Grove, Cane Hill, and all of Steele's engagements on his raid South. He was corporal of his company. After the close of the war he returned to St. Clair County and engaged in farming and attending school, until 1869. He then read medicine with Dr. James Marquis, of Roscoe, for three years, during which time he preached as local preacher for the Methodist Church. Coming to Bates County, Missouri, in 1874, he settled in Rich Hill, and practiced medicine there for two years, when he removed to his farm in Elkhart Township. There he followed his chosen calling until 1881, when he came to Adrian, where he embarked in the drug business, and he was proprietor of the Adrian House when it burned in 1881. In March, 1882, he sold his stock of drugs to Mr. A.J. Satterlee, and since then has had charge of the business for Mr. S. He owns a fine residence in Adrian. Dr. H. is a member of the Masonic fraternity. October 12, 1865, he was married to Miss Mary E. Jackson, a native of Missouri. They have five children: John E., James W.B., Dora and Minnie (twins), and Nettie B. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883]

 

Edwards, Callie A. 31 Jan 1856 - 20 Nov 1928 CCR 29 Nov 1928 p1

[Note: Daughter of William Carroll & Narcissus Logue (Johnson) Edwards]

Callie A. Edwards was born January 31st, 1856 and departed this life November 20th, 1928, at the age of 72 years, 10 months and 19 days. She was making her home with her daughter, the wife of Reuben R. Hedgpeth. She was kind and sympathetic and led a simple loving life. She leaves to mourn her loss, 1 daughter, 8 grandchildren, 3 sisters and 2 brothers. She will be greatly missed by many friends and loved ones. The funeral services were held at the home of the daughter, November 21st, by Rev. R. C. Harding of Nixa, with burial in the Payne cemetery under direction of Wilburn Maples of Clever, Mo.

 

Edwards, Callie A. (Clemens) Chaffin 5 Dec 1858 - 27 Mar 1937 CCR 1 Apr 1937 p6

[Note: married 1876 Jerome Chaffin; married 15 Nov 1885 John R./Peter Edwards 20 Dec 1855 - 8 Aug 1927]

Mrs. Callie Edwards was born in Murray County, Tennessee, Dec. 5, 1858, and died March 27, 1937, at the age of 78. She was married to Jerome Chaffin in 1876 and to this union were born three children, her husband and two children having preceded her in death. She was married the second time to J.R. Edwards in 1885. He also preceded her in death. To this union four children were born. The survivors are Mrs. James Holland, daughter by the first marriage; Mrs. Ernest Rhea and Mrs. Roy Sparkman, both of Springfield, Mr. Oscar and Mr. J.P. Edwards, both of Nixa, Mo. Other survivors are 21 grandchildren, five great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. She was converted early in life and united with the M.E. church. Funeral services were held at the home one mile west of Nixa at 2 p.m. Monday. Burial was made in the McConnell cemetery under the direction of the Harding & Maples Funeral Home of Nixa, Mo.

 

Edwards, Clementine “Tinnie” (Qualls) 28 Mar 1877 - 5 Jun 1971 CCR 10 Jun 1971 p8

[Note: married Matthew William Edwards 18 Oct 1868 - 8 Jul 1942]

Mrs. Clementine Edwards, 94, of Nixa, died at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Christian County Nursing Home in Ozark. A Nixa area resident for the past 40 years, Mrs. Edwards was a member of the First Baptist Church there. She is survived by two sons, Monroe Edwards of Nixa and E. J. Edwards of Carrollton; seven grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Harris Chapel at Nixa with the Rev. Roscoe Harding officiating. Burial was in Delaware Cemetery.

 

Edwards, Cordelia Florence (Edwards) Faught 23 July 1867 - 27 Feb 1962 CCR 1 Mar 1962 p5

[Note: Daughter of William Carroll  & Narcissa Logue (Johnson) Edwards; married 18 Dec 1887 William Grant “Billie“ Faught 14 Feb 1864 - 30 Mar 1935; divorced before Oct 1890 and took back her maiden name]

Cordelia Edwards, 94, died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday after a long illness. A lifelong resident of Christian and Greene Counties, she had lived at Sunshine acres since 1953. Her only survivors are four nieces and four nephews. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Ralph Thieme.

 

Edwards, Cory Steven 30 Oct 1987 - 9 Feb 2009 SN-L 11 Feb 2009
[Note: Son of Steve & Carla (Buoy) Edwards]
Cory Steven Edwards, 21, Republic, passed away early Monday, February 9, 2009, from injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident. He was born October 30, 1987, in Springfield, Missouri. Cory attended schools in Republic and Nixa. His grandmother, Nancy Buoy; an uncle, Randy McConnell; and an aunt, Lawanna Clark, preceded Cory in death. He is survived by his mother and her husband, Carla and Dennis McConnell, Republic; his father and his wife, Steve and Julie Edwards, Nixa; three step-sisters, Melissa McConnell, Megan McConnell and India Humes; two step-brothers, Ryan Todd and Christopher Todd; grandparents, Carl and Pam Condry, Vinita, Okla., Jim Buoy, Dewey, Okla., Fred Edwards, Nixa, Mo., Bonnie Edwards, Springfield, Carole Hopkins, Ozark, and Burl and Barbara McConnell, Republic; a great-grandmother, Mae McConnell, Republic; and many other relatives and close friends. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 12, 2009, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, with Rev. Randall Moody officiating. Burial will follow in Lindsey Cemetery, Republic. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, in the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Downs Syndrome Group of the Ozarks, P.O. Box 1598, Springfield, MO 65801 Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.

Edwards, Darsie E. 11 Oct 1895 - 7 Jan 1989  OH 12 Jan 1989

[Note: married 17 Jun 1919 Jessie]

Darsie E. Edwards, 93, of Springfield, died at 12:30 a.m. Jan. 7 in his home after a short illness. Services for Mr. Edwards were held Jan. 10 at the National and High Church of Christ, with Clarence Feeney and Bill McFarland officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Mr. Edwards had formerly lived near Clinton and Nevada, where he farmed and was engaged in the tire shop business in Nevada. Before moving to Springfield 18 years ago, he had lived in the Carthage area. A retired farmer, he was an Army veteran of World War I. He was a member of the National and High Church of Christ, and had served as an elder for several years at the Carthage and Nevada Churches of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Jessie, with whom he would have celebrated 70 years of marriage June 18 of this year; four sons, John, St. Louis, Glenn, Springfield, Homer, San Gabriel, California, and Earl, Henderson, Tennessee; four daughters, Clara Sass, Nevada, Helen Weger, Springfield, Martha Cook, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Mary Barton, Henderson, Tennessee; three sisters, Virginia White, Centralia, Beulah Tracey, Phoenix, Arizona, Ruth Freelich; Prescott, Arizona; a brother, Robert, Springfield; 17 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Fair Haven Children's Home, Strafford.

Edwards, Dean R. 31 Jan 1953 - 14 Jan 2012 SN-L 20 Jan 2012

[Note: Son of Wilbur & Danielle Ray ( ) Edwards]

            Mr. Dean R. Edwards went to be with his Lord on January 15, 2012, after a long illness. Dean was born in Fayette, Missouri on January 31, 1953. He is survived by three daughters, Kylee Kay and Danielle Ray Edwards of Flemington and Nicole Turnbaugh of Springfield; his parents, Wilbur and Alice Edwards of Nixa; and two sisters, Billie Owen of Miller and Mona Long of Springfield; several nieces and nephews; and many friends. Services will be held Sunday, January 22 in North Nixa Baptist Church at 2:30 p.m. Cremation under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

Edwards, Don 9 Aug 1911 - 20 Nov 1986 OH 27 Nov 1986 p5

Services for Don Edwards, 75, Ozark, formerly of Reeds Spring, were held Nov. 23 in Allen Church, near Reeds Spring. Burial was in Yocum Pond Cemetery under the direction of Cheatham-Stumpf of Galena. Mr. Edwards died Nov. 20 at the home of a son following a long illness. Survivors include two sons, Joe Dan, Reeds Spring and Leroy, Ozark; four daughters, Kay Patrick, Reeds Spring, Barbara Medlin and Donna Edwards, both of Galena and Margie Ruggles, Verona; 15 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

 

Edwards, Dwayne Ralph 12 Sep 1948 - 16 Feb 2006 SN-L 18 Feb 2006

[Note: Son of  Ralph & Dorothea (Kirk) Edwards; married 31 Jul 1969 Dorothy Louise Gold]

Dwayne Ralph Edwards, age 57, of Spokane, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2006, in his home. He was born September 12, 1948, in Sebetha, Kansas, the son of Ralph and Dorothea (Kirk) Edwards. He was a 1966 graduate of Central High School in Springfield. He served his county in the U.S. Air Force, and on July 31, 1969, he and Dorothy Louise Gold were united in marriage. Before retirement, Mr. Edwards was a correctional officer for the Federal Bureau of Prisons. He was a member of Spokane First Baptist Church. Survivors include: His wife, Louise; two children, Keith Edwards and wife, Amy, Vacaville, California; and Lisa Gregory, Reeds Spring; five grandchildren, Jason, Teresa and Lindsey Edwards, and Jonathon and Eathon Gregory; two sisters, Linda Griffin, and Carol Melton, both of Springfield; his mother-in-law, Wilma Gold, Crane; and a host of other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his father-in law, Albert Gold; and son-in law, Ronnie Gregory. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 19, in Spokane First Baptist Church with Pastor Randy Harwood officiating. Burial will follow in Molly Wright Cemetery, Stone County. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Memorial contributions may be made to Spokane First Baptist Church.

 

Edwards, Ebenezer E. 14 Apr 1859 - 4 Oct 1902 CCR 6 Nov 1902

[Note: Son of Pierpont & Margaret J. (  ) Edwards; married 8 Nov 1888 CCM Lonie Priscilla Wood 5 Oct 1867 - 12 Aug 1902]

In Memorium

Whereas, It has pleased out Heavenly Father to enter our ranks and summon our beloved and esteemed Brother Eben E. Edwards on high to again be united with his loving wife, and Whereas, The removal of so worthy a brother will leave a vacancy in our Lodge that will be deeply mourned by all the Brothers as he was always ready to lend a helping hand wherever and whenever he could, Therefore, be it Resolved By Finley Lodge No. 206, I. O. O. F that we extend to his orphaned children our heartfelt sympathy in this their great sorrow. Be it further Resolved, That our Charter be draped for thirty days, that we spread a copy of these resolutions on our lodge records, and a copy be published in each of our local papers.  Jacob Hartley, Chas. Farrar, Wm. Easson, Committee

 

Edwards, Ella Marie (Smith) 20 Dec 1903 -  5 Nov 1995

[Note: married Fred H. Edwards 15 Sep 1893 - Aug 1969]

Ella M. Edwards, 91, formerly of Merriam Woods Village and Rockaway Beach, Mo., died Sunday, Nov. 5, 1995, at 8:45 p.m., in Ozark Riverview Manor, Ozark, Mo. Ella was a member of Mosby Baptist Church in Forsyth since moving to Rockaway Beach to make her home with her son, Fred Edwards. She is survived by two sons, Fred Edwards and his wife, Ruth, Rockaway Beach, Mo. and Robert G. Edwards and wife, Nora, Ava; four daughters, Dorothy Gaines, Independence, Mo., and Margie Briscoe and her husband, Ray, Kansas City, Ks., Ruth Applegate and husband, Thomas, Levittown, Pa., and Ruby Ford and husband, Jerry, Ozark; one brother, Homer Smith, St. Louis, Mo.; one sister, Helen Collins and her husband, Ray, of Wildomar, Ca.; twenty-one grandchildren, thirty-seven great-grandchildren; and fifteen great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services are set for today at 2:00 p.m., in New Fairview Cemetery, Liberty, Mo. Visitation was Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Greenlawn Funeral Home, Branson. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to: Ozark Riverview Manor, Ozark, Mo.; First Baptist Church, Forsyth, Mo., or Mosby Baptist Church, Mosby, Mo. All arrangements by Greenlawn Funeral Home, Branson.

 

Edwards, Emma Elizabeth (Twyman) 6 Oct 1899 - 14 Jan 1947 CCR 16 Jan 1947 p1

[Note: Daughter of Marvin & Nancy (Gothard) Twyman; married Stanley L. Edwards]

Mrs. Emma Elizabeth Edwards, 47, died Tuesday morning at her home, two miles south of Nixa. Mrs. Edwards was born near Marshfield, and had lived in Greene county since her marriage to Stanley L. Edwards, a farmer. Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Butan Barnes, route 1, Springfield; one grandson, Clayton Gene Barnes; her father, Marvin Twyman, of Webster county; two brothers, George and Wesley Twyman, both of Marshfield; and four sisters, Mrs. Ethel Manning, and Mrs. Ellen Wingo, both of Marshfield; Mrs. Vinnie Arthur and Mrs. Myrtle Arthur, both of Springfield. Funeral services will be held at 1 o’clock Friday afternoon in the Timber Ridge church near Marshfield, with the Rev. N.G. Bristow officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery, under the direction of Klingner.

 

Edwards, Eva May (McConnell) 2 May 1897 - 3 Jan 1973 OH 11 Jan 1973 p4

[Note: Daughter of Harvey W. & Maud A. (Brown) McConnell; married John P. Edwards 1 Dec 1890 - 7 Jan 1945]

NIXA - Funeral services for Mrs. Mae Edwards, 75, of Nixa were held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Harris Chapel in Nixa with the Rev. Joseph M. Fahl officiating. Burial was in the McConnell Cemetery in Nixa. Mrs. Edwards died at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday at Cox Rest Home in Republic. She was a member of the Calvary Bible Church in Nixa. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Jewell L. Ghan, Clever; two brothers, Lowell McConnell and Carmen McConnell, both of Nixa; one sister, Mrs. Vesta Maples, Nixa; three grandchildren and one great grandchild.

 

Edwards, Fern Ethel 1 Nov 1916 - 27 Jun 1980 OH 3 Jul 1980 p9

Services for Mrs. Fern Ethel Edwards, Rt. 3, Galena, mother of Leroy Edwards, Ozark, were held Monday in Reeds Spring with burial in Yocum Pond Cemetery there. Mrs. Edwards died last Friday at her home after a long illness,. She was a lifelong Stone County resident.

 

Edwards, Franklin Terry 26 Mar 1863 - 26 Aug 1951 CCR 30 Aug 1951

[Note: Son of  William Carroll & Narcissa Logue (Johnson) Edwards; married 1 Feb 1893 Lona Mae “Flo” Keltner 2 Jul 1868 - 13 May 1949; married  23 Jan 1898 Hester A. Hedgpeth 8 Mar 1871 - 31 Oct 1961]

Frank Edwards, 88, well-liked political figure of Christian county, died at his home near Nixa Sunday after a long illness. Mr. Edwards suffered a stoke nearly two years ago, and while the brightness of his mind seemed unimpaired, he never recovered. His friends at the county seat, where from 1895 until 1907 he served as recorder of deeds, remember him as a pleasant personality, interested in people, with a talent for lilting jingles with a core of idea; and although a good politician, never less than efficient in the position he filled. In his later years, especially, he derived pleasure form the interplay of personalities in politics, and hoped to live to see another presidential election. He claimed to have been the last man alive who was among those officially admitted to the execution of the three Bald Knobbers at Ozark in the late 80’s. Among other public positions, Mr. Edwards held the post of deputy to Sheriff G. A. Johnson from 1884 to 1889. And so late as 1947-8 he served a term as associate county judge for the western district. Tom Crain of Ozark was county representative in the state legislature for two terns 1929-32; and he remembers Mr. Edwards then as chief clerk for the lower house. He later served for a time as guard in the state treasurer’s office, followed by a period as state oil inspector. Survivors include his widow, Hester Hedgpeth Edwards; a daughter, Mrs. Amos Kinsley of Little Rock, by his first marriage to Flo Keltner; a daughter, Mrs. Howard Davis of Springfield; and a son, Byron, of the home, by his second marriage; and a sister, Miss Cordelia Edwards of Springfield. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon in the Nixa Christian Church by the Rev. Roscoe Harding. Burial was made in Payne cemetery under direction of Harris of Nixa.

 

Edwards, Georgia Pearl (Hicks) 1904 - 11 May 1962    CCR 18 May 1962 p6

[Note: Daughter of Isaac Newton “Newt”  & Dora (Wampler) Hicks; married Earl M. Edwards]

Mrs. Georgia Pearl Hicks Edwards, 57, a native of the Clever community, died Friday, May 11 at Sand Springs, Okla. where she had made her home for several years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church at Sand Springs. Survivors include her husband, Earl M. Edwards and five sisters, Mrs. Blanche Jay of Sand Springs, Mrs. Verda Simms of Roanoke Springs, N. C., Miss Gerta Hicks of Springfield, Mrs. Maw Perry of Tucson, Ariz and Mrs. Maxine Harbuck of Heavener, Okla. Funeral services and burial were in Oklahoma.

 

Edwards, Harold S. 31 Jan 1903 - 6 Jul 1992  NN-E 15 Jul 1992

[Note: Son of Shubel & Amanda (  ) Edwards; married 28 Feb 1934 Nellie Buerky]

Harold S. Edwards, 89, Nixa, died at 10:20 p.m. Monday, July 6, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born Jan. 31, 1903, in Lupus to Shubel and Amanda Edwards. He was married to Nellie Buerky on Feb. 28, 1934. They operated California Feed and Supply Co. He retired as an RV salesman for US Rents-It in Jefferson City. He is survived by his wife, Nellie, of the home. Services were held Thursday, July 9, in Harris Colonial Chapel with the Revs. Wilbur Blansit and Donny Blansit officiating. Burial was in White Chapel Cemetery, Springfield.

 

Edwards, Helen (Kerr) 10 Aug 1909 - 31 Dec 2009 SN-L 10 Jan 2010

[Note: Daughter of Jefferson Calvin & Rosa Francis (Phillips) Kerr; married William Larkin Edwards 25 Aug 1913 - 24 Oct 1989]

Helen Kerr Edwards passed away on December 31, 2009, at her son's home in Atlanta, Georgia, at the age of 100. Helen was born in Christian County Missouri on August 10, 1909 to Jefferson Calvin and Rosa Francis Phillips Kerr. She began her schooling at Bennett's grade school located in rural Christian County graduating after completing the 8th grade, she then went to Ozark Wesleyan Methodist School in Carthage, Missouri, for high school, and attended the University of Kansas where she graduated in three years with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Music. Helen attended Columbia University and the Julliard School of Music in New York City where she received the Masters of Arts degrees from both schools. After graduate school, she was hired by Southeastern State University, Durant, Oklahoma, to teach music where she remained for almost 25 years. It was in Durant where she met her husband, William L. Edwards, where they were both music teachers at Southeastern. They both continued post-masters studies at Columbia University and Julliard School of Music. During 1956, Helen and Bill moved to Springfield, and on September 1, 1956 opened their business: Edwards Tableware and Flowers. They continued their work together until the death of Bill Edwards on October 24, 1989. However, Helen kept the business open until the summer of 1995. Helen was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Springfield, a member of Sigma Alpha Iota, a musical fraternity in New York City, and a past member of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Durant, Oklahoma. She is survived by Fredrick Kerr Edwards and Cassie Edwards of Atlanta, Georgia, and their son William Jefferson Edwards of San Francisco, California. She is also survived by nephew, William Calvin Dennison and his family of Springfield, Missouri. There will be a Memorial Service at 11 a.m. on January 23, 2010 at St. Paul United Methodist Church, followed by a private burial at Delaware Cemetery, near the family home in Christian County. In lieu of flowers, Helen requested memorials be sent to the General Fund of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Springfield. Gorman-Scharpf is in charge of arrangements.

Edwards, Helen Bernice (Daniel)  11 May 1933 - 18 Nov 2011 SN-L 20 Nov 2011

[Note; Daughter of Olen Burgess & Helen (Rice) Daniel; married 26 Aug 1951 William “Bill” Edwards]

            Bernice Helen Edwards, 78, Ozark. Arrangements: Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.

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Edwards, Helen Bernice (Daniel)  11 May 1933 - 18 Nov 2011 CCH-N 7 Dec 2011

[Note: Daughter of Olen Burgess & Helen (Rice) Daniel; married 26 Aug 1951 William “Bill” Edwards]

            Helen Bernice Edwards, 78, Ozark, died Nov. 18, 2011, in her home with her loving husband of 60 years by her side. Bernice was born May 11, 1933, in Holton, Kan., the daughter of Olen Burgess and Helen Rice Daniel. Her family resided in several farming communities in Kansas and Arizona before settling near El Dorado, Kan., where she attended high school and was active in 4-H, cheerleading and band. She met William Edwards in high school and was united in marriage to “Bill” on Aug. 26, 1951, in El Dorado. Bernice and Bill lived in various Kansas communities including Augusta and Pratt before making their first overseas move to Argentina in 1960. Following a six year stay in South America, she and her family lived in Libya, Scotland, Iran, Oman and Kuwait before they settled in Ozark. Bernice was preceded in death by her daughter Vanessa; her brother David Daniel and grandson Dustin Demo. She is survived by her husband William ”Bill” Edwards, her daughter Melodie Edwards, Ozark; her son Eric Edwards, Austin, Texas; one brother Wayne Daniel, Phoenix, Ariz., and her great-grandson Dakota Demo, El Dorado, Kan. The family request in lieu of flowers donations in Bernice’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society or Seasons Hospice. Services are 2 p.m. Dec. 3, at Ozark Riverview Residential Place, 1200 W. Hall, Ozark. Cremation under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.

Edwards, Herschel C. 25 Dec 1921 - 11 Jul 1986 OH 17 Jul 1986 p4

[Note: Son of Walter Carl & Golda C. (Shadwick) Edwards; married Wanda]

Services for Herschel C. Edwards, 64, Ozark, were held July 14 in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with Charles Eakins officiating. Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery. Mr. Edwards died July 11 in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was a retired employee of Consumers Warehouse and a member of Dixon Christian Church. He had resided in Ozark for the past ten years He was a native of Jefferson City. Survivors include his wife, Wanda; three daughters, Darlene Lowe, Houston, Texas, Regina Sandhuff, House Springs, and Carla Wolfmier, Arnold; one brother, Fred Edwards, Fulton; and nine grandchildren.

 

Edwards, Hester A. (Hedgpeth) 8 Mar 1871 - 31 Oct 1961 CCR 2 Nov 1961 p1

[Note: married 23 Jan 1898 Franklin Terry Edwards 26 Mar 1863 - 26 Aug 1951]

Funeral services for Hester A. Edwards, 90, a life-long resident of the Nixa community who died at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday at Burge Protestant Hospital were at 2 p.m. Today, Thursday in the Harris Chapel at Nixa with the Rev. John H. Alley officiating. Burial was in the Payne Cemetery.  A member of the Nixa Christian Church, she is survived by a son, Byron of Nixa; a granddaughter and two great granddaughters.

 

Edwards, Illa M. (Wiggins) 2 Aug 1916 - 31 Jan 1986 OH 6 Feb 1986 p3

[Note: Daughter of Henry L. & Minnie B. (Wimmer) Wiggins]

Services for Illa M. Edwards, 69, Springfield, were held Feb. 5 in Greenlawn North Chapel with the Rev. Guy Lawyer officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Edwards died Jan. 31 in Park Central Hospital. She was a lifelong resident of Springfield and was a member of Temple Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Ona McKinzie, Springfield and Shirley McPeak, Perryville, Md.; a son, Roscoe, Willard; a brother, Chesley Wiggins, Springfield; two sisters, Leta Tindle and Mable Hilton, both of Ozark; and five grandchildren.

 

Edwards, Infant died 13 Nov 1906 CCR 15 Nov 1906

[Note: Son of Nat & ? ( ) Edwards]

The infant son of Nat Edward’s died last Tuesday in Springfield and was buried Wednesday in the grave yard here.

 

Edwards, Irving W. 5 Dec 1836 - 14 Jul 1914 CCR 31 Jul 1914

[Note: Son of James Wright & Martha "Patsy" (Kennamore) Edwards; married Harriet Jane Herndon]

In Memorium

It becomes my sad duty to announce the death of one of our oldest and best known citizens of Christian county, Irving W. Edwards, at the home of his son, John I. Edwards, Tuesday, July 14, at four o’clock. Uncle Irving, as we all knew him, will be missed by all, for his kind, humble and Christ-like spirit, kind to all who came in contact with him in his daily walk. He was tenderly cared for during his brief illness, but when the Angel read the summons of death, the nearest and dearest had to stand back and submit to the Master’s call. But the calm and mild expression of his face gave evidence that the gates of eternal live stood ajar and that our Saviour was ready to welcome him into our Father’s house of many mansions, and our loss is Heaven’s gain. He was born in Murry county, Tennessee, December 5, 1836. He came to this county in the fall of 1852 with his parents, James W. and Martha P. Edwards. He was 77 years, 7 months and 9 days old at the time of his death. He was one among the best old time public school teachers of the 70’s. He obeyed the Gospel in early manhood and lived a consistent Christian life until death, and died in the hope of eternal life; he  was conscious when death came to end his life on earth. As a father, he was tender and kind, as a brother he was loving and true, as a citizen, he was honest and fair. He leaves one son, two brothers and four sisters besides  a host of relatives and friends to mourn his departure. The remains were laid to rest in the McConnell cemetery where many friends attended. We can only say to our bereaved ones, weep not for those who have gone on before, as those who have no hope, for we believe if we will do our duty and live faithfully, we will some day meet our dear father where no partings will ever come. A loved one from us has gone. A voice we loved is stilled; A place is vacant in our hearts Which never can be filled. Sweetly be his silent slumber. Quietly in his grave so low. He no more will join our number. Or no more our troubles know. May he watch upon us While on this lonely earth we roam, We will try and be contented, for God knows best and took him home.  A Friend

 

Edwards, John Irving 26 Mar 1866 - 20 Aug 1923   CCR 24 Aug 1923 p 1

[Note: Son of Irving W. & Harriet Jane (Herndon) Edwards; married 14 Oct 1886 Allie Onar Faught 23 Jan 1869 - 22 Sep 1944]

John I. Edwards, aged 57 years died at his home two miles southwest of Nixa, Sunday, August 19th 1923. Funeral arrangements were made by the Ozark Undertaking Co. with  T. L. Robertson in charge and services held and conducted by Rev. Laden R. Wallace at the McDonnell Cemetery where interment was made.

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Edwards, John Irving 26 Mar 1866 - 20 Aug 1923 CCR 31 Aug 1923 p1

Card of Thanks

We want to express our sincere appreciation of the many kindly acts shown us during the illness and death of our beloved husband and father. The many words of sympathy gave evidence of the loving sympathetic hearts of the good people of our community. In our hearts there will ever be a loving remembrance of those tried and true friends and especially to Dr. Robertson for his trying efforts. May God’s richest blessings come to all who helped us in this hour of trial is the prayer of the wife and children.

Mrs. John Edwards, Bertha, Reba, Lorene, Roscoe  Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Edwards and Family  Mr. and Mrs. Alvie Bolin and Family  Mr. and Mrs. Allen Glenn and Son.

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Edwards, John Irving 26 Mar 1866 - 20 Aug 1923 CCR 7 Sep 1923 p1

In fond remembrance of our dear husband, father and son, John Irving Edwards, who was born in Christian County, Missouri, March 26th, 1866 and died at his home near Nixa, Mo., August 20th, 1923, aged 57 years, 4 months and 20 days. He was married to Allie Onar Faught, October 30th, 1886. To this union was born eight children, one in infancy having preceded him to the land of rest. He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife, two sons, Ernest and Roscoe; five daughters, Bertha, Reba, Lorene, Mrs. Gertie Bolin, Mrs. Vesta Glenn, ten grandchildren, and an aged mother and two brothers of Sherman, Texas. He professed faith in Christ and united with the Nixa Christian church December 13th, 1921 and lived a devoted Christian life and died in the full triumphs of a living faith. Papa will be missed by all of his kind, humble and Christ-like spirit - kind to all who came in contact with him in his daily walk, for to know him was to love him. He was tenderly cared for during his brief illness but when the angel read the summons of death the nearest and dearest had to stand back and submit to the Master’s call. But the calm and mild expression of his face gave evidence that the gates of eternity stood ajar and that our savior was ready to welcome him into out father’s house of many mansions and our loss is Heaven’s gain. It seems only a few short years to mama that she and papa traveled life’s pathway together, sharing each others joys and sorrows. As a husband he was devoted and true. As a father, he was loving and kid. As a citizen, he was honest and fair. A beautiful and impressive service of text and sons were conducted by Rev. Alden R. Wallace of Arcadia, Kansas, after which the remains were laid to rest in the McConnell cemetery where many friends attended. Written by his daughter, Vesta Glenn

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Edwards, John Irving 26 Mar 1866 - 20 Aug 1923 CCR 27 Aug 1926 p1

[Note: Son of  Irving  W. &  Harriet Jane (Herndon) Edwards; married 14 Oct 1886 CCM  Onar A. Faught 23 Jan 1869 - 22 Sep 1944]

In Memory

In loving memory of our dear husband and father, John I. Edwards who left us three years ago today, August 20, 1923.  He had gone -our precious husband and father Where we will see his face no more, But we will meet him over yonder On that calm and peaceful shore. Our papa is gone but nor forgotten, Never will his memory fade. Sweetest though will ever linger Around the place where he is laid. Oh, darling papa, how we miss you None but God can ever tell, Yet we cannot doubt his wisdom For he doeth all things well. In all your suffering, Not a murmur did we hear, For you were ever patient With a smile and word of cheer. For three long years a face is missing. There is still a  vacant chair We no longer hear your echo On the daily morning air. Yes, dear papa, God called you home To dwell with all the blest, And we know that you are happy In that blessed home of rest. So loving memories we will cherish While you dear face no more we’ll see But for you our love will not perish In our hearts, you’ll ever be. Sadly missed by wife and children.  Vesta Glenn, daughter.

 

 

Edwards, John Peter 20 Dec 1855 - 8 Aug 1927 CCR 11 Aug 1927 p1

[Note: Son of  James Wright & Martha "Patsy" (Kennamore) Edwards; married 15 Nov 1885 Callie A. Clemens 5 Dec 1858 - 27 Mar 1937 m/1 Chaffin]

Peter Edwards, age 71 years, 7 months and 19days, died suddenly after retiring to bed August 8th at his home 5 miles south of Nixa. Funeral services were held at the McConnell cemetery at 3 p.m. August 10th with burial under direction of T. B. Chaffin.

 

Edwards, John Pinkney 1 Dec 1890 - 7 Jan 1945 CCR 18 Jan 1945 p1

[Note: Son of John R./Peter & Callie A. (Clemens) Edwards; married Eva Mae McConnell 2 May 1897 - 3 Jan 1973]

John P. Edwards was born Dec. 1, 1890 and passed away Jan.7, 1945. He was united in marriage to Miss Mae McConnell and to this union were born three children. One son, Noel, died in infancy. He was converted and baptized early in life and maintained a steadfast devotion during his lifetime. Survivors are his widow, Mae; one daughter, Mrs. Jewell Ghan of Clever; one son, Ward of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Patsy Rhea of Springfield, and Mrs. Lucy Sparkman of Portland, Ore., and other relatives. Funeral services were held at the McConnell cemetery Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Roscoe Harding of Nixa. Burial was under direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Edwards, Juanita J. (Gibson) 5 Nov 1928 - 13 Jun 1999  CCH-N 7 Jul 1999

[Note: Daughter of Samuel A. & Lucille (Karrow) Gibson; married Ward W. Edwards 24 May 1926 - 5 Feb 1967]

Mrs. Juanita Edwards, 70, died Sunday, June 13 in Citizens Memorial Hospital, Bolivar, after a long illness. Services were at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, 1999 in Birch Funeral Chapel, Everton with burial in McConnell Cemetery, Nixa, with the Rev. Kenneth Gaines and Rebecca York officiating. Visitation was also at Birch Funeral Chapel. She was united in marriage to Ward Edwards in March, 1948 and they lived in the Nixa area several years. He preceded her in death in February, 1967. She is survived by one daughter, Gail Holland and husband, Shawn, one grandson, Zachary and one granddaughter, Jessica, Everton; two sisters, Jean Gilmett, Everton; and Berniece Kendrick; Des Arc, MO; one brother, Howard Gibson, Oklahoma, and a sister-in-law, Jewell Ghan, Clever; and several nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She became a Christian early in life; worked at various types of work, loved the outdoors and her hobby was fishing.

 

Edwards, LaNita Kay (Latimer) Adams 1944 - 22 Feb 2004 SN-L 24 Feb 2004

[Note: Daughter of Hubert Floyd & Lorraine (  )  Latimer; married first ? Adams; married Bobby Edwards]

LaNita Kay Edwards, 59, of Nixa, lost her battle with cancer at Cox South Medical Center in Springfield, Mo., on February 22, 2004. She was preceded in death by her father, Hubert Floyd Latimer, and is survived by her mother, Lorraine Latimer Breedlove; husband, Bobby Edwards of Nixa, Mo.; son, Brent Adams and wife Billie, of Raymore, Mo.; son, Wesley Edwards of Nixa, Mo.; brother, Dennis Latimer and wife Kathi McDermott, of Nixa, Mo.; and Shadow, her beloved Labrador Retriever. She leaves behind a multitude of friends, including Lori Ashlock, Diane Cooper, Pat and Chris Harstick, Kay Lewis Johnson, Janet Sutton, Mikey Trescott, Robin Trowbridge, and Freddie Wise, who will miss her smile and the beauty and joy she brought to everyone whose life she touched. A native of Independence, Mo., LaNita graduated from William Chrisman High School in 1963. She was a hair stylist for years before pursuing her true passion, interior design. In 1995, she moved to Nixa, Mo., working as a designer for Habersham Interiors and James Decor, before realizing her lifelong dream of launching her own company, Interior Designs. Memorial services will be Tuesday, February 24, at 11 a.m. in Adams Funeral Home in Nixa. The family wishes to express its gratitude to Dr. Robert Carolla, his staff, and the nurses and aides on the Oncology floor at Cox South Medical Center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Edwards, LaNita Kay (Latimer) Adams 1944 - 22 Feb 2004 CCH-N 23 Feb  2004

LaNita Kay Edwards, 59, Nixa, died Feb. 22, 2004 at Cox South Medical Center in Springfield after a battle with cancer. A native of Independence, Edwards graduated from William Chrisman High School in 1963. She was a hair stylist for years before pursuing her true passion, interior design. In 1995, she moved to Nixa and began working as a designer for Habersham Interiors and James Decor before realizing her lifelong dream by launching her own company, Interior Designs.  She was preceded in death by her father, Hubert Floyd Latimer.  Survivors include her mother, Lorraine Latimer Breedlove; her husband, Bobby Edwards, Nixa; two sons, Brent Adams and wife Billie, Raymore, and Wesley Edwards, Nixa, MO; one brother, Dennis Latimer and wife Kathi McDermott, Nixa; and Shadow, her beloved Labrador Retriever. She leaves behind a multitude of friends including Lori Ashlock, Diane Cooper, Pat and Chris Harstick, Kay Lewis Johnson, Janet Sutton, Mikey Trescott, Robin Trowbridge and Freddie Wise who will miss her smile and the beauty and joy she brought to everyone whose life she touched.  Memorial services were at 11 a.m. Feb. 24 at Adams Funeral Home in Nixa. The family wishes to express its gratitude to Dr. Robert Carolla, his staff, and the nurses and aides on the Oncology floor at Cox South Medical Center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2004

 

Edwards, Larry D. 24 Feb 1951 – 20 Feb 2000  CCH-N 23 Feb 2000

[Note: Son of Albert J. “Jack” & Bernadine (  ) Edwards; married 22 Dec 1973 Alice Dunn]

Larry D. Edwards, age 48, Ozark, passed away at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, following a long illness. Larry was born Feb. 24, 1951, to Albert J. “Jack” and Bernadene Edwards. He was raised on a farm near Forsyth, Mo. His father preceded him in death. He was married to Alice Dunn on Dec. 22, 1973. Larry had worked for the past 11 years as Fiberglass Administrator for Tracker Marine in Springfield. He enjoyed spending time at the beach and fishing. Larry was a loving husband, “poppa” son and brother. His smile and kindness will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Survivors include: his wife Alice and two daughters, Jennifer and Ashley Edwards, of the home; his mother, Bernadene Edwards; his mother-in-law, Ruth Shillings; a brother, Bill Edwards and wife Charlotte; two sisters, Linda King and husband Roy, and Betty Mitchell and husband Leon, all of Ozark; a sister-in-law, Mary Gray and husband Don, Alton, Mo; three nephews, Richard King, Detroit, MI, Randy Mitchell and wife Erni, Ozark and Landon Gray, Alton; two nieces, Pam King, Ozark, and Tara Gray, Alton; and one great-nephew and two great-nieces. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wed. Feb. 23, 2000 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Reverend Terry Kendrick officiating. Burial will be in Dickens Cemetery, Taneyville. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000 in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society of the Ozarks.

 

Edwards, Lawrence Arthur 19 Apr 1901 - 6 Nov 1984 OH 15 Nov 1984 p11

[Note: married Alverda - MAY be Alverda C. Edwards 4 Oct 1909 - 24 Dec 1997 SSDI record]

Services for Lawrence A. Edwards, 83, Bruner, were held Nov. 9 in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Revs. Dennis Swift and Carl Thompson officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery, Masonic rites were conducted by the Sparta Lodge No, 206. Mr. Edwards died Nov. 6 in Springfield General Hospital after a short illness. He retired to Missouri in 1964 from Western Springs, Ill., Mr. Edwards was an honorary member and past patron of Western Springs  No. 977 Order of the Eastern Star, past master of Western Springs Masonic Lodge No. 1136 AF&M, a member of Sparta Chapter No. 326 Order of the Eastern Star, the Sparta Lodge No. 296 AF&M, the Scottish Rite Consistory, Joplin, and Sparta First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Alverda; a brother, John H., Mountain Home, Ark.; a sister, Louise Johnson, Western Springs, Ill.; and nieces and nephews.

 

Edwards, Linda Sue (Harms) 27 Aug 1946 - 20 Aug 2008 SN-L 21 Aug 2008

[Note: Daughter of Leonard Eldon & Lois Fern (Tucker) Harms; married Ron Edwards]

Linda Sue Edwards, age 61, of Nixa, Mo., passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2008, in St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Mo. She was born August 27, 1946, in Windsor, Mo., the daughter of Leonard Eldon Harms and Lois Fern (Tucker) Harms. Linda was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister Patricia Lou Fail. She is survived by her husband, Ron Edwards of the home; one daughter, Christy Johnson of Indianapolis, Ind.; one son, Trevor Edwards of Springfield, Mo.; three sisters, Carol Brauer of Greenridge, Mo., Deborah Riggs of California, Mo., and Mary Beth Kamphefner of Sedalia, Mo.; one brother, James David Harms of Greenridge, Mo.; six grandchildren, Hunter and Nikki Edwards, and Maggie, Doug, Evan and Ryan Johnson; and many other relatives and friends. 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. Thursday, August 21. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 22, at 11:30 a.m., in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be in Missouri Veteran's Cemetery, Springfield, Mo., at 1 p.m. Friday, following the funeral service. An online memorial may be signed at www.walnutlawnfuneralhome.com.

 

Edwards, Lona Mae “Flo“ (Keltner) 2 Jul 1868 - 13 May 1949 CCR 19 May 1949

[Note: Daughter of Francis J. “Frank” & Mary M. (Glidewell) Keltner; married Frank Edwards; MO DC says mother‘s maiden name is Patterson]

Lona Mae Keltner was born to Frank and Mary Keltner near Mentor, Missouri, on July 2, 1868 and departed this life May 14, 1949, in her home near Nixa, at the age of 80 years, 10 months, and 11 days. She had lived practically all her life in the Nixa community. She had been a member of the Christ Adelphian church since early age. She leaves to mourn her departure one daughter, Mrs. Elma Tinsley of Little Rock, Ark.; a niece, Mrs. Ethel Darr of Nixa; a nephew, A.D. Hoffman of Los Angeles, Calif.; one granddaughter, Mrs. Clifford Schaefer of Nixa; one sister, Mrs. G. Purd Hays of Ozark; two great-grandchildren; other nieces and nephews, many other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were conducted Saturday in the Nixa Christian church with Rev. Roscoe Harding and Rev. B. Frank West officiating. Burial was in the Payne cemetery under direction of the Maples-Harris Funeral Home of Nixa.

 

Edwards, Lonie Priscilla (Wood) 5 Oct 1867 - 12 Aug 1902 CCR 28 Aug 1902

[Note: Daughter of Stephen A. & Cizair (  ) Wood; married 8 Nov 1888 CCM  Ebenezer E. Edwards 14 Apr 1859 - 4 Oct 1902]

Mrs. L. P. Edwards was born near Ozark, Mo., Oct 5, 1857, died Aug 12, 1902. She was married to E. E. Edwards, Nov. 7, 1888. To this union there were given six children, three of whom are with the mother and three with the father. About one year ago, Mrs. E. began to be in poor health. Only a short time was needed to discover the approach of that dread disease, consumption, upon her system. All that physician’s skill or the tenderest touch of the patient nurse could do seemed but to aggravate the disease, she grew steadily worse to the end. Her sufferings were intense but she bore them patiently. She had never made a public profession of faith in Christ and yet as the end drew near, she became fully reconciled to her lot and her last hours were filled with trust and sweet submission to the Lord’s will, with true mother devotion, she spoke of the little ones she was to leave without a mother’s care. The afflicted and grief stricken husband has the sympathy of all in this community in this hour of sad bereavement. While the storm clouds are gathering may he be able to see the finger prints of god’s love and with humble submission to the Divine Will patiently await the time when he shall hear the summons’ “Come join thy loved ones gone on before;” There shall the links so quickly broken Be united by words of power spoken; And thou shall rest in realms of bliss; In a richer purer world than this; Lift now thy eyes oh brother dear, And see with undimmed vision clear; That world without a pain or tear; Where you can walk without a fear.  A Friend

 

Edwards, Marjorie (Oliver) 24 Dec 1929 - 27 Jun 2010 SN-L 30 Jun 2010

[Note: Daughter of Clyde & Julia (Hargrove ) Oliver; married James Pete Edwards]

Marjorie (Oliver) Edwards, 80 of Springfield, passed away at 3:30 a.m. Sunday, June 27, 2010 in her home. She was born December 24, 1929 in Flint, Michigan, to Julia and Clyde Oliver. Marjorie was a member of First Baptist Church of Ozark, but enjoyed her Sunday School Class at Second Baptist Church in Springfield. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde Oliver and Julia Hargrove. Marjorie is survived by her husband, James (Pete) Edwards of the home; a daughter, Rebecca Bower of Bradenton, Fla.; two sons, Dale and Randall Edwards both of Ozark; and a daughter, Joy Edwards Reynaud (Rusty) of Strafford; eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren; her siblings, Robert Oliver, Mary Connors, Tom Hargrove and Donna Limron. Funeral services will be Friday, July 2, 2010 at 10 a.m. in Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel with Brother Jim Jeffries officiating. Burial will follow in Selmore Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www. gormanscharpf.com

 

Edwards, Matthew William 18 Oct 1868 - 8 Jul 1942 CCR 16 Jul 1972 p8

[Note: Son of William & Mary J. (Stanly) Edwards; married 4 Apr 1895 Clementine Qualls 28 Mar 1877 - 5 Jun 1971; tombstone gives birthday as 18 Oct, obit says 8 Oct]

Matthew William Edwards was born Oct. 8, 1868, in Dallas county, Mo., and was united in marriage to Miss Clementine Qualls April 14, 1895. To this union were born four children, two sons, and two daughters, Cecil, who preceded him in death in infancy, Elry of Schell City, Mo., Monroe of Nixa and Marie of Parma, Idaho. He leaves to mourn his death, his wife, two sons and one daughter and four grandchildren, Jimmie Lee and Martha Edwards of Nixa, Irma and Velma Skelton of Parma, Idaho, and a host of relatives and friends. He united with the Baptist church when a young man, and was ordained Deacon in 1912. He lived an untiring Christian life until his departure July 8, 1942. Short funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the home near Reed Springs, Mo., conducted by Rev. Reese. Then at 2:30 p.m. services were held at Nixa Baptist church conducted by Rev. Harding. Burial was made in Delaware cemetery under direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Edwards, Nadyne C. (Rethford) 26 Jul 1919 - 2 Jan 2008 SN-L 4 Jan 2008

[Note: Daughter of Arch & Flora (  ) Rethford]

Nadyne C. Edwards, 88, born July 26, 1919, in Fordland, Mo., passed away Jan. 2, 2008, in Strafford Care Center. She lived in Douglas County at the Dogwood Store for over 50 years. Her children were born there and she worked 30 years at Hagale Garment Factory in Ozark. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arch and Flora Rethford. She is survived by three children, Joann and Mike Bishop, Springfield, Leon and Charla Edwards, Rogersville, and Anita Shirkey, Springfield; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be at Greenlawn North from 7 to 8 p.m. today, Jan. 4. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sat., Jan. 5, at the Dogwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Roy Cantrell officiating.

 

Edwards, Nancy Mae “Nannie” (Grider) Melton 10 Dec 1883 - 15 Mar 1945 CCR 22 Mar 1945 p1

[Note: Daughter of  Thomas Martin & Eleanor "Ellen" (Forgey) Grider; married 7 Dec 1903  Claud Melton  4 Apr 1878 - 5 Mar 1918; married  27 Apr 1920 CCM Oscar  P. Edwards 8 May 1887 - 10 Aug 1941]

Nan Mae Edwards, 61, passed away at her home March 16, 1945. In 1903 she was united in marriage to Claude E. Melton and to this union were born six children, two of whom preceded her in death. She was converted into the Baptist church in 1908 and lived a faithful Christian life. She is survived by four sons, Ward Melton of St. Louis, Mo., Wade Melton of Charleston, S.C., Earl Melton of Nixa; and Frank Edwards of the U.S. Coast Guard; three daughters, Mrs. Erma Lord, Mineral Wells, Texas, Miss Wyval Edwards and Mrs. Colleen Bilyeu of Springfield, Mo.; three brothers, George Grider of Springfield, and Charley Grider of Bolivar, Mo.; two sisters, Mrs. Mollie Meese and Mrs. Neva Edwards, both of Springfield and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday in the Nixa Christian church were conducted by Rev. Floyd Hanks of Springfield with burial in the McConnell cemetery under direction of Maples of Clever.

 

Edwards, Narcissa Logue (Johnson) 31 Oct 1825 - 11 Feb 1906 CCR 22 Feb 1906 p1

[Note: Daughter of Abner H. & Mary “Polly” (Mobley) Johnson, Jr. ; married William Carroll Edwards 21 Sep 1818 - 3 Apr 1898; Randy McConnell’s Johnson history on Christian County GenWeb gives her middle name as Eveline]

Mrs. Narcissa Edwards died February 11, at her home near Nixa. She was born in Kentucky in 1825 and moved to Missouri in 1852, living at the old home place ever since. She had seen Christian county grow and develop from a wild, pioneer land into a commonwealth of riches and fertility. In truth her people were of the pioneers of the west. She had one Uncle wounded in the battle of Horse Shoe Bend in the great uprising of Red Eagle, the chief of the Creek Indians. Her father and brother laid the brick in the court house at Ozark. While she had the blood of the pioneer, she also had the spirit of hospitality that pervaded all that class of men and women who paved the way for the westward march of civilization. Her six children, Frank, John P., Callie. Corda and Mrs. G. P. S. Brown, of Nixa and Mrs Arch Ward, of Greene county, all mourn her loss bitterly. The genial warmth of the mother heart is gone; the kindly faced woman who bore them and folded them in her arms is dead. No more do they hard the loving voice; no more do they see the dear old face. Folded forever are the hands so busy in ministering love, and the kindly presence of a mother’s form has been taken from those who loved her, to be part of the glory of that other world, where the parted meet again, and those we have loved and lost are found once more. The sympathy of the community goes out to the entire family, for every man and woman knows there is no grief like the grief that bows the human heart at the side of an open grave.

 

Edwards, Oscar P. 8 May 1887 - 10 Aug 1941 CCR 14 Aug 1941 p1

[Note: Son of John R./Peter & Callie (Clemens) Edwards; married 27 Aug 1920 CCM Nancy May "Nannie" Grider 10 Dec 1883 - 15 Mar 1945 who m/1 Claud Melton]

Oscar Edwards, 54-year-old World War veteran, and step-father of Earl Melton of Ozark, died Sunday afternoon in the veterans; hospital in Hines, IL. Funeral services were at the Christian Church in Nixa Wednesday. Military services at the grave were in charge of the Ozark American Legion post. Besides Melton, Edwards is survived by his wife, Nannie; two daughters, Wyval and Coleen; one son, Frank; two step-sons, Ward Melton of St. Louis and Wade Melton of Charleston, S.C.; one step-daughter, Mrs. Enia Lard of Texas; one brother, John Edwards of Nixa; and two sisters, Mrs. Patsy Ray of Springfield and Mrs. Lucy Sparkman of California.

 

Edwards, Roscoe C. 5 Mar 1901 - 24 May 1989 NN-E 1 Jun 1989

Roscoe C. Edwards, 85, of Springfield, died at 1:42 p.m. May 24 at St. John's Regional Health Center after a long illness. Services for Mr. Edwards were held May 27 at Greenlawn Funeral Home North with the Rev. Hal Bergen officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Mr. Edwards was a retired timber dealer and a member of the Temple Baptist Church. His survivors include a son, Roscoe, Jr., Willard; two daughters, Shirley McPeak, Perryville, Maryland, and Ona McKinzie, Springfield; two sisters, Reba Baumberger, Brookline, and Lorene Flood, Nixa; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

 

Edwards, Ross G. 27 Sep 1915 - 8 May 1988 NN-E 18 May 1989

[Note: married Sara]

Ross G. Edwards, 73, of Springfield, died at 12:30 p.m. May 8 in his home following a year-long illness. Services for Mr. Edwards were held May 10 at the Greenlawn Funeral Home South with the Rev. Jesse Cunningham officiating. Burial was in Maple Park Cemetery. Mr. Edwards was a former resident of Cassville and Liberal. Prior to his retirement, he owned and operated Lum's DX Service Station on South Campbell for 13 years. He was a member of South Haven Baptist Church. Mr. Edwards' survivors include his wife, Sara; a son, Jerry and his wife, DeeAnn, Halltown; a daughter, Tana Pyle, Nixa; two brothers, Maurice, Dallas, Oregon and Carl, Simpson, Pennsylvania; two sisters, Mildred Blankenship, Monett, and Judy Porter, Belton; and five grandchildren, Todd Pyle, Nick Pyle, Adam Pyle, Scott Edwards and Sara Edwards. Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Southwest Missouri.

 

Ebersold, George 22 Aug 1871 - 9 Sep 1949 CCR 15 Sep 1949

[Note: Son of Valentine & Barbara (Shonick) Ebersold; married Mary Ellerman 22 Oct 1868 - 25 Mar 1945]

George Ebersold, 78-year-old retired farmer of the Billings and Clever communities, died suddenly at 12:40 p.m. Thursday while visiting in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Dora Oetker, of route 2, Billings. In addition to Mrs. Oetker, he is survived by two sons, John, of Granby; a sister, Mrs. Amelia Dahmas of Orville, Cal.; five grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, in 1945, and a daughter, Laura Oetker, who died in 1922. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Clever Baptist church, with the Rev. Kenneth Hoggard officiating. Burial was in Smart Cemetery under direction of Maples-Harris Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Ebersold, Gus W. 11 Jul 1904 - 12 Nov 1993

[Note: Son of George & Mary (Ellerman) Ebersold; married Mabel L. Wilson 25 May 1905 - 9 Oct 1993]

Gus W. Ebersold, 89, died Friday, November 12  at St. John’s Regional Health Center E.R. of an apparent heart attack. He was a retired farmer and school bus driver and member of the Clever First Baptist Church.  He is survived by two daughters;  Barbara Gilmore, Billings, and Rosalee Roy, Springfield; five grandsons, David Gilmore, Thetford, England, Mike Maples, Leewood, Kansas, Tracy Maples. Sandy, Utah, Gary Maples, Billings, and Tom Maples, Clever; one granddaughter, Vicki Plunkett, Clever; seven great-grandchildren  and 3 step great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held Monday, November 15, at Smart Cemetery, with the Rev. Junior Swadley officiating.  Services and burial were under the directions of Meadors of Clever. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Clever.

Funeral Card:  GUS W. EBERSOLD Birth July 11, 1904, Clever, Missouri Death November 12, 1993,  Springfield, Missouri. GRAVESIDE SERVICE Smart Cemetery, Clever, Missouri, November 15, 1993, at 11:00 A.M.  OFFICIATING  Rev Junior Swadley FINAL RESTING PLACE Smart Cemetery MEADORS FUNERAL HOMES Clever, Mo. Contributed by Clever Older Adults Assoc. and Bea Gardner.

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Ebersold, Gus 11 Jul 1904 - 12 Nov 1993 OH 13 Feb 1986 p8

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Ebersold, Mabel L. (Wilson) 25 May 1905 - 9 Oct 1993 OH 13 Feb 1986 p8

Ebersolds  To Celebrate 60th Anniversary

Caption: Mr. and Mrs. Gus Ebersold will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary February 16 with a family dinner. Friends are welcome to come by in the afternoon. Mabel Wilson and Gus Ebersold married Feb. 17, 1926 at Ozark.

 

Ebersold, Mabel L. (Wilson) 25 May 1905 - 9 Oct 1993

[Note: married Gus W. Ebersold 11 Jul 1904 - 12 Nov 1993]

Mabel L. Ebersold  died in her home Sat., Oct. 9, 1993, following a ten month illness. She was a homemaker and faithful member of the Clever First Baptist Church. Mabel is survived by her husband, Gus, of the home; 2 daughters, Barbara Gilmore and her husband Bill, Billings, and Rosalee Roy and husband J.W., Springfield; 5 grandsons, David Gilmore and Wife Diane, Thetford, England, Mike Maples and wife Karen, Leewood, Kan., Tracy Maples and wife Verlene, Sandy, Utah, Gary Maples and Wife Cathie, Billings, and Tom Maples, Clever, one granddaughter, Vicki Plunkett and husband Randy, Clever; 7 great grandchildren and 2 step great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, I. 12, at the Clever First Baptist Church with Pastor Terry Fortner officiating.  Burial was in Smart Cemetery, under directions of Meadors of Clever. Contributions may be made to the Clever First Baptist Church.

Funeral Card:  MABEL L. EBERSOLD May 25, 1905, Pittsburg, Kansas  - October 9, 1993, Clever, Missouri SERVICES  Clever First Baptist Church October 12, 1993, at 10:00 A.M.  OFFICIATING Pastor Terry Fortner  MUSIC Nadeine Gold, Joe Nelson ESCORTS Leslie Miekley, Burton Bengsch, Lindsie Gardner, Jim Stine, Leroy Wilson, Glenn Miekley FINAL RESTING PLACE Smart Cemetery MEADOWS FUNERAL HOMES Clever, MO. Contributed by Clever Older Adults Assoc. and Bea Gardner.

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Ebersold, Gus 11 Jul 1904 - 12 Nov 1993 OH 13 Feb 1986 p8

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Ebersold, Mabel L. (Wilson) 25 May 1905 - 9 Oct 1993 OH 13 Feb 1986 p8

Ebersolds  To Celebrate 60th Anniversary

Caption: Mr. and Mrs. Gus Ebersold will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary February 16 with a family dinner. Friends are welcome to come by in the afternoon. Mabel Wilson and Gus Ebersold married Feb. 17, 1926 at Ozark.

 

Ebersold, Mary (Ellerman) 22 Oct 1868 - 25 Mar 1945 CCR 29 Mar 1945 p8

[Note: married 1892 George Ebersold 22 Aug 1871 - 9 Sep 1949]

Mary Ellerman was born in Illinois, Oct. 22, 1868, and departed this life at her home March 25, 1845, at the age of 76. She was married to George Ebersold in 1892 and to this union were born four children. One daughter, Mrs. Laura Oetker preceded her in death 22 years ago. When a child, she united with the Lutheran church in Illinois with her membership remaining there throughout her life. Survivors are her husband, George; two sons, John of Granby, Mo., and Gus of Billings; one daughter, Mrs. Dora Oetker of Billings, Rt. 1; and five grandchildren. Funeral services held Tuesday afternoon in the Maples Funeral Chapel were conducted by Rev. Kenneth Hoggard, pastor of the Clever Baptist church, with burial in the Smart cemetery.

Ebersold, Pearl Maxine (Dodson)  17 Feb 1920 - 28 Mar 2011 CCH-N 6 Apr 2011
[Note: Daughter of Fletcher & Amy (Bennett) Dodson; married Vernon Ebersold]
Mrs. Pearl Maxine Ebersold, 91, Republic, died Monday, March 28, 2011, in Cox South Hospital, Springfield. She was born Feb. 17, 1920, in Barry County, the daughter of Fletcher and Amy (Bennett) Dodson.  Pearl was a member of the First Baptist Church, and enjoyed the Senior Center, both in Republic. She was preceded in death by: her husband Vernon; a grandchild Tamara Sanders; her parents; and three brothers, Herbert, Paul and Bill.   She is survived by: a daughter and her husband, Marilyn and Lenard Sanders, Republic; two grandchildren, Andrea Allen, Marionville, and Major Brad Sanders and wife Mary, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; four great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; four sisters, Juanita Neill and Irene Pennell, both of Purdy, Edwina Terry, Aurora, and Betty Schnaible, Lodi, Calif.; other relatives, and many friends. Visitation was from 1-2 p.m., with services beginning at 2 p.m., on Friday, April 1, 2011, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, with Rev. Dick Bishop officiating. Burial followed in Marionville IOOF cemetery. The family suggests contributions be made to the First Baptist Church, or the Senior Center, both of Republic. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.

Ebersole, Wendy Lynn 17 Oct 1966 - 11 March 1997 CCH-N 15 Mar 1997

[Note: Daughter of Wayne & Kathy (Mayberry) Ebersole]

Wendy Lynn Ebersole died Tuesday, March 11, 1997, near Newport, Oregon. Wendy was born at the Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson, Arizona, on October 17, 1966, to Wayne and Kathy Ebersole. Wendy had resided in Eugene, Oregon for the past four years and had graduated from the University of Oregon at Eugene with a Bachelor of Science Degree on June 15, 1996. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Joe Mayberry. Wendy is survived by: her parents, Wayne and Kathy Ebersole, Ozark; her brother and his wife, David and Jeanie Ebersole, Nixa; her special niece, Katie Ebersole, Nixa; her former husband, Jay Abel, Portland, Oregon; grandmothers, Betty Mayberry, Mt. Vernon, and Lorena Brown, Miami, Oklahoma; grandparents, Oscar and Ermal Skaggs, Ozark; several aunts, uncles and cousins; an abundance of friends throughout the states and, most recently, a caring group of friends in Eugene, Oregon. Wendy has gone to heaven to be with her Grandpa Mayberry, and together they will look after us all. Wendy will be dearly missed by those who loved her. Wendy has left us with good memories. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 16, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Winston Burton and Rev. Hosea Bilyeu officiating. Burial will follow in the Mayberry Cemetery Highlandville. Visitation will be from 68:00 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home.

 

Ebert, Bessie Leona (Stark) 4 Mar 1912 - 13 Sep 2008 SN-L 16 Sep 2008

[Note: Daughter of Scott & Orpha (Merritt) Stark; married Arthur F. Ebert 25 Aug 1915 - 26 Feb 1997]
Bessie Leona Ebert, 96, Marionville, passed away Saturday, September 13, 2008, in Ozarks Methodist Manor in Marionville. She was born March 4, 1912, in Billings, Mo., to Scott and Orpha (Merritt) Stark. Mrs. Ebert was a member of the Marionville United Methodist Church. She and her late husband, Arthur Ebert, began their married life and raised their children on their farm near Billings. Mr. Ebert preceded her in death February 26, 1997. A son, Joe Paul Russell; and six siblings, also preceded her in death. She is survived by five children and their spouses, Carol and David Leeke, St. Charles, Jim and Beverly Russell, Taneyville, Fred and Barbara Ebert, Billings, and Jack and Betty Ebert, and Kenny and Connie Ebert, all of Aurora; a daughter-in-law, Judy Russell, Springfield; 20 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; 23 great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 17, 2008, in Meadors Funeral Home, Billings, with Rev. Paul Bond officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter's Cemetery, Billings. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Seasons Hospice or the United Methodist Church in Marionville. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.

 

Ebert, Charles 1863 - 15 Feb 1948 CCR 19 Feb 1948

[Note: Son of Fredrick & Caroline (Kring) Ebert; married 22 Oct 1892 Mary Hutter 3 Mar 1870 - 28 May 1932]

Charles Ebert, 84, died suddenly at his home three miles south of Billings at 7:15 Sunday morning. He was born in Glasgow, Illinois, but came to Billings on December 25, 1879, where he has resided since. Survivors are three children: Mrs. Charles Schmidt of the home, John F. and George, both of Billings; one sister, Mrs. Mollie Guettinger, and one brother, Fred Ebert, both of Billings; and nine grandchildren. He was a member of the German Evangelical church where funeral services were held at 2:30 o’clock Tuesday, conducted by Rev. R.G.A. Bareis, pastor. Burial was made in the German Evangelical cemetery under direction of Maples Funeral Home of Billings.

 

Ebert, Dora 9 Feb 1912 - 13 Jan 2012 SN-L 18 Jan 2012 & CCH-N 25 Jan 2012

            Miss Dora Ebert, a life-long rural resident of Billings, Missouri, passed away after a short illness, on Friday, January 13, 2012, at age 99. She was born on February 2, 1912, and was preceded in death by four brothers, Eddie, Bill, Arthur, and Leonard Ebert. She is survived by: her sister, Rosie, and many other family members and friends. Dora will always be cherished, as a mother, by her nephew, Dale Ebert, whom she raised from infancy; his wife Mary Nell, and as a grandmother by their sons, Mark Ebert and special friend, Becky, and Gary Ebert and wife, Kimberly; and their children. A memorial service for Dora will be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, January 21, 2012, in the First United Methodist Church in Marionville, Missouri, with visitation at 1:00 P.M., prior to the service. Services are under direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic.

Memorials may be gifted to the Marionville First United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be posted to www.meadorsfuneralhome.com

Ebert, Eddie “Boppa” 20 Aug 1908 - 15 Apr 1985 OH 25 Apr 1985 p11

[Note: Son of Herman Fred & Augusta L. (Dahlman) Ebert; married Reba Georgia "Ninna" Ghan 10 Feb 1916 - 31 Jul 1994]

Services for Eddie Ebert, 76, Billings, were held April 19 in Meadors Chapel with the Rev. Maurice Pond officiating. Burial was in Delaware Cemetery. Mr. Ebert died April 15 in his home after a long illness. A longtime resident of Billings, he was a retired farmer and sawmill owner. He attended the Evangelical Church. Survivors include his wife, Reda; a son, Larry “Bud” Lee, of the home; two daughters, Barbara Ann Engel, Nixa, and Janice Fay Sealock, Omaha, Neb.; two brothers, Leonard and Arthur, both of Billings; two sisters, Dora and Rosie, both of Billings; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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Ebert, Eddie “Boppa” 20 Aug 1908 - 15 Apr 1985 OH 2 May 1985 pB11

Card of Thanks

The family of Eddie Ebert acknowledges with grateful appreciation the kind expressions of your sympathy at the death of our loved one. Your prayers, visits, and many acts of kindness will long be remembered. God Bless each of you.  16-1tp

 

Ebert, Edna May (     ) 2 Jun 1903 - 30 Mar 1989 NNE 6 Apr 1989

[Note: married 1926 John F. Ebert 2 Nov 1898 - May 1987]

Edna May Ebert, 85, Billings died at 10:50 a.m. Thursday, March 30 in Aurora Community Hospital following a long illness. Mrs. Ebert, widow of the late John F. Ebert, was a home maker and member of St. Peters United Church of Christ. Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1 in St. Peters United Church of Christ with the Rev. Fred Beyer officiating. Burial was in Mount Olive Cemetery, near McKinley, under direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Billings. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Peters United Church of Christ.

 

Ebert, George B. 14 Sep 1905 - 12 Nov 1986 OH 20 Nov 1986 p4

[Note: Son of  Charles & Mary (Hutter) Ebert; married  Edna Maye Hering 10 Feb 1910 - 1 Mar 1995]

Services for George B. Ebert, 81, Billings, were held Nov. 15 in St. Peters United Church of Christ with the Rev. James Schultz officiating. Burial was in St. Peters Cemetery under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home of Billings. Mr. Ebert died Nov. 12 in St. John’s Regional Health Center,. Springfield, following a long illness. A retired farmer, he had been a butcher for Billings MFA for 30 years and was  member of St. Peters United Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Edna Maye; one daughter, Ruth Poindexter, Billings; two sons, Charles, Stillwater, Minn. and Karl., Las Vegas; a brother, John F., Billings; a sister, Mary Schmidt, Billings; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the cancer society.

 

Ebert, Herman Fred Aug 1877 - 11 Mar 1960    CCR 24 Mar 1960 p7

[Note:  Son of Fridrick J. & Caroline (Kring Ebert; married Augusta A. Dahlman 4 Aug 1888 - 7 Jul 1948]

Funeral services for Herman Fred Ebert, 82, of Billings, who died March 11 at Aurora Hospital were held March 13 at 2 p.m. in St. Peter’s Evangelical & Reformed Church at Billings with Rev. R. G. A. Bareis officiating. Burial was in St. Peter’s Cemetery under direction of Harris Funeral Home of Billings. A resident of Billing most of his life, he was a member of St. Peter’s Church. Survivors include four sons, Eddie, Arthur and Leonard of Billings and William of Aurora; two daughters, Miss Dona Ebert and Miss Rosie Ebert, both of the home southwest of Billings; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

 

Ebert, John 13 Jul 1870 - 22 Mar 1946 CCR 28 Mar 1946 p1

[Note: Son of  Frederick J. & Caroline (Kring) Ebert]

John Ebert, 75, died at the home of his nephew, Eddie Ebert of Billings, Route 2, at 6:40 p.m. Monday. He was born in St. Louis, but came to this community 65 years ago and had lived on Billings Route 1 until three months ago when he came to the home of his nephew. Survivors are one sister, Mrs. Mollie Guettinger and two brothers, Fred Ebert and Charley Ebert, all of Billings. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the St. Peters Evangelical church in Billings conducted by Rev. R.G.A. Baries with burial under direction of the Maples Funeral Home of Billings.

 

Ebert, Larry Lee "Bud" 22 Jan 1939 - 3 Jul 2006 SN-L 9 Jul 2006

[Note: Son of Eddie “Boppa“ & Reda Georgia “Ninna“ (Ghan) Ebert]

Larry Lee "Bud" Ebert, age 67, of Ozark, formerly of Billings, passed away Monday, July 3, 2006, in Ozark Nursing and Care Center. He was born January 22, 1939, in Billings, where he lived most of his life. He was the son of Eddie and Reda (Ghan) Ebert. He was confirmed at a young age at the St. Peters Evangelical Church in Billings. Bud was a farmer, and also worked in a sawmill, and cut and sold wood. He was a help to his neighbors whenever needed. Survivors include: Two sisters, Barbara Engle and husband, Jay, Fremont Hills, and Janice Sealock, Omaha, Nebraska; nieces and nephews, Terrie Gaither and husband, John, Iowa City, Iowa, Karen Wilkerson and husband, David, Rogersville, William Sealock and wife, Pam, Millington, Tennessee, and Eddie Sealock and wife, Michelle, Omaha, Nebraska; great nieces and great-nephews, Erin Ostola and husband, John Paul, Iowa City, Lori Gaither, Branson, Amy Sampson and husband Shane, Rogersville, and Will Sealock, Millington, Tennessee; and great great-nephews, Cameron and Wyatt Sampson; other relatives and friends. According to his wishes, a memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, July 10 in Ozark Nursing and Care Center, Ozark. Burial will follow in Delaware Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospices of America, 1365 E. Primrose, Spfd. MO 65804.

 

Eckey, Ronald H. 1932 - Mar 2012 SN-L 28 Mar 2012

            Ronald H. Eckey, 79, Ozark. Arrangements: Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.


Eckhardt, Orville S. 1894 - 7 Sep 1974 OH 12 Sep 1974 p6

[Note: married Margaret M.]

ROGERSVILLE - Orville S. Eckhardt, 80 of Route 3, Rogersville, died at 9 a.m. Saturday at his home after a long illness. A former resident of Saginaw, Mo. and a retired carpenter, he had lived here a year. He was a member of the Christian Church. Surviving are his wife, Margaret M.; four sons, Kenneth, Beaver, Ore., Gerard, Enid, Okla., Orin, Carl Junction and Virgil, Rogers, Ark.; five daughters, Mrs. Thelma Smith, Tulsa, Mrs. Alma Jessee, Galena, Kan., Mrs. Donna Stockam, Diamond, Mrs. Sandra Failing, Pueblo, Colo. and Mrs. Connie Fairchild, Route 3, Rogersville; two brothers, Vier, Derby, Kan. and Lorraine, Cupertino, Calif.; 37 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. The body was sent by Greenlawn of Springfield to the Mason Funeral Home of Joplin for funeral services and burial.

 

Eckhoff, Malinde B. (Kaiser) 25 Feb 1913 - 27 Mar 2002 CCH-N 29 Mar 2004

[Note: Daughter of Leonard & Anna (Gliedt) Kaiser; married 28 Mar 1937 Alfred H. Eckhoff d 25 Aug 1992]

Malinde B. Eckhoff, 91, Nixa, formerly of Lincoln, died Saturday, March 27, 2004, at the Bradford Court Residential Center in Nixa. She was born on Feb. 25, 1913 at Friestatt, the daughter of Leonard and Anna Gliedt Kaiser. She was united in marriage to Alfred H. Eckhoff on March 28, 1937, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Cole Camp, Mo. Following their marriage, they made their home on a farm near Ionia, later moving to a farm near Lincoln. Unto this union, two daughters were born. Eckhoff was a homemaker and a farm wife. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends and spent many hours quilting. Her church was always important to her and had been a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church since the early 1940's. She was also a member of the Immanuel Ladies Aid Society. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred, on Aug. 25, 1992; a son-in-law, Gary Hayes, on Feb. 15, 2002; two brothers; and three sisters. Survivors include two daughters, Lucille Flenner and husband Ron, Effingham, Ill., Velda Hayes, Nixa; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. March 30 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church near Lincoln, with Rev. Leonard Poppe officiating. Burial was in Immanuel Church Cemetery. Family received friends from 10:30 a.m. until service time March 30 at the church. Memorials may be made to the Bradford Court Residential Center, The Lutheran Hour or the Immanuel Lutheran Church in care of the Davis-Miller Funeral Home in Lincoln. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2004

 

Ecklund, Mabel (Bain) 2 Dec 1910 - 23 Aug 1981 OH 27 Aug 1981 p9

[Note: Daughter of Walter & Lena Rivers (McConnell) Bain; married Clarence Ecklund: SSDI spells name Mable]

Services for Mabel Bain Ecklund, 71, Swartz Creek, Mich., formerly of Ozark, were Wednesday in Sharp Funeral Home in Swartz Creek. Mrs. Ecklund died Aug. 23 in her home after a short illness. Survivors include her husband, Clarence; a daughter, Mrs. Beverly Barnett, Swartz Creek; two brothers, John Bain, Springfield and Frank Bain, Atlanta, Ga.; two stepsisters, Mrs. Trevo Handy, Highlandville; and Mrs. Corene Young, Ozark and two grandchildren.

 

Eckman, Duane D. 26 Jul 1936 - 23 Aug 2009 CCH-N 2 Sep 2009

Duane D. Eckman, 73, Ozark, passed away Aug. 23, 2009, in Ozark Riverview Manor. Cremation services under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Edahl, Pamela Jean (Stanley) 9 Feb 1954 - 25 Nov 2010 SN-L 30 Nov 2010

[Note: Daughter of Paul Dean & Maryann (Boyer) Stanley]

Pamela died November 25, 2010 in St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Mo. She was born February 9, 1954 in Perry, Iowa, and grew up in Dubuque, Iowa. Pam attended nursing school at Antelope Valley College of Nursing, and worked for many years in the nursing profession, most recently at The Baptist Home in Ozark, Mo., and Oxford Home Health Care, Springfield, Mo. Pam loved cross-stitching, reading, photography, posting on facebook, family and friends, and her dog Sara. Pam was preceded in death by her parents, Maryann Boyer Stanley and Paul Dean Stanley; her son, Matthew Edahl; a stillborn son; and long-term partners Clayton Hill and Eddie Pike. Pam is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Hill and Elizabeth's fiancée Thomas Gilmore; her son, Greg (Amy) Edahl, Jr.; daughter, Melissa (Will) Hendrickson; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Edahl; grandchildren, Ashton, Ashley, Matthew and Yogi Edahl, of Ozark, Alexandria, Anthony, and Andy Hendrickson, of Hollister, and Matthew, Grace, Jacob, Andrena and Angela Edahl, of Phoenix, Ariz. She is also survived by sisters, Diana (Ray) Sprengelmeyer, Andrea Stanley, Mary (Christy) Anderson, Elizabeth Dargan, Carol Stanley; brothers, John (Chrystal) Stanley, and Carson (Jody) Stanley; five nieces, six nephews, numerous aunts, cousins, friends, and friend, Katie Oleson. Memorial Services will be Friday, December 3, 2010 from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Chestnutridge Baptist Church at Chestnutridge, 176 & BB Highway, Chestnutridge, Mo. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to St. John's Health System, Springfield, Mo.; at www.stjohns.com/foundation.

 

Eddings, Ellen (Holland) 8 Nov 1855 - 6 Jun 1937 CCR 10 Jun 1937 p6

[Note: married Jess R. Eddings 3 Sep 1849 - 7 Mar 1929]

Mrs. Ellen Eddings was born November 8, 1855, near Potosi, MO, and passed away at the home of her son, Sherman Eddings, in Rogersville on Sunday, June 6, 1937, aged 82 years. She came to visit her son last Monday and suffered a heart attack. She is survived by two sons, Sherman and Rodger, of Rogersville, four daughters, Mrs. Mandy Miller, Mrs. Lilly Roller and Mrs. Annie Smith, all of Rogersville, and Mrs. Mary Holland of Carthage, MO. Her husband and four children preceded her in death. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 7, in the Harmony Baptist church near Rogersville, with the Rev. Goodnight of Monett officiating, assisted by the pastor, Rev. Lynn Swadley. Interment was made in the Holland cemetery under the direction of the Klepper Funeral Home of Ozark.

Eddings, James, Rev. ? - ? CCH-N 4 Jan 2012

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Eddings, Imagene (Hale) ? - ? CCH-N 4 Jan 2012

            The children of Rev. James and Imagene Eddings will host and celebrate their parents’ 65th wedding anniversary Jan. 7. They were united in marriage on Dec, 25, 1946 by Rev. C. A. Lawson in Rogersville. James was granted a Christmas leave while serving in the U. S. Air Force during World War II. The open house celebration will be from 2 to 5 p.m. at Eddings Ranch, 700 Silver Maple Road, Highlandville.

Eddings, Jess R. 3 Sep 1849 - 7 Mar 1926 CCR 12 Mar 1926 p1

[Note: married Ellen Holland 8 Nov 1855 - 6 Jun 1937; no MO DC found; no legible tombstone found]

J. R. Eddings, aged 76 years, 6 months and 4 days, died at his home, 3 miles southwest of Rogersville at 4:30 a.m. Sunday, March 7, 1926. Funeral services were held at the residence Monday, March 8 at 2:00 o’clock p. m., conducted by Rev. Fogel, with burial in the Holland cemetery under direction of T. B. Chaffin of Ozark. Deceased leaves the widow, four daughters and two sons, to-wit: Mrs. Charley Miller, Mrs. Ira Roller, Mrs. Will Holland and Mrs. Albert Smith, all of Rogersville and Roger Eddings of the home address and Sherman Eddings, postmaster at Rogersville

 

Eddings, Richard LeRoy 1925 - Feb 1943 CCR 25 Feb 1943 p1 & CCR 25 Feb 1943 p8

[Note: Son of Rev. Henry & ? (?) Eddings]

Richard Eddings, 17-year-old son of Rev. and Mrs. Henry Eddings, was buried Sunday at the Hopewell cemetery near Harmony church, following funeral services at 2 o’clock at the church. Young Eddings, employee of a Springfield furniture store, was instantly killed last week when his bicycle was struck by a motorist as he was starting home to lunch.

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Eddings, Richard LeRoy 1925 - Feb 1943 CCR 25 Feb 1943 p1 & CCR 25 Feb 1943 p8

Funeral services for Richard LeRoy Eddings, 17, who was killed in an automobile accident Wednesday of last week in Springfield were held Sunday afternoon at the Harmony church near Rogersville. Survivors include the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Eddings, two sisters, Mrs. Eileen Hale and Mrs. Jessie Williams and a brother, James, of the home, all are residents of Rogersville, Rev. E.K. Ramsey of the Assembly of God church of Springfield conducted services with burial at the Hopewell cemetery under direction of the Kelley-Ferrell Funeral Home of Rogersville.

 

Eddings, Sherman 1895 - 28 Oct 1968   CCR 31 Oct 1968 p8

Sherman Eddings, 73, of Springfield, died at 10:20 a.m. Monday in Mercy Villa where he had been a patient two months, He had suffered from a lingering illness, having been a patient at St. John’s Hospital for three months prior to his residence in the nursing home. Mr. Eddings had moved to Springfield a year ago from Seymour where he had been manager of the Farmers Exchange for most of the 25 years he had lived there. Prior to that, he had been postmaster for 13 years at Rogersville. He was a member of the Seymour Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He was a veteran of World War I. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Schindler, State of California and Mrs. Virginia Lee Gould, Springfield; six grandchildren and a great grandchild. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Seymour Baptist Church with the Rev. Arch Bolerjack officiating. Burial will be in Holland Cemetery west of Rogersville under direction of Marsh of Rogersville.

 

Eddings, William Everett 9 Mar 1883 - 9 Aug 1939 CCR 17 Aug 1939 p1

[Note: Son of J. W. &  ?( ) Eddings; married 15 May 1924 CCM Kate O. Park 6 Feb 1886 - Oct 1972]

William Everett Eddings was born in Greene County, Missouri west of Rogersville on March 9, 1883. He passed away at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield on August 9, 1939 at 5:30 pm. He was 56 years and 5 months of age. He was united in marriage to Kate Park to which union were born two children, Marvel Catherine and Margaret Christine, both who preceded their father in death. Survivors include his widow Mrs. Kate Park, his father, J.W. Eddings of Los Angeles, California and two sisters, Mrs. Blanche Clawson of Los Angeles, California and Mrs. Nora Melton of Winfield, Kansas. He was converted several years ago and united in membership with the Mentor Baptist Church of which he was a member at his death. Funeral services were held on Sunday August 13, 1939 at 2 o’clock pm in the Harmony Baptist Church, 4 miles west of Rogersville, with the pastor, Rev. Lynn Swadley officiating. Interment was made in the Pembina cemetery under the direction of the B.C. Klepper Funeral Home.

 

Eddy, Joseph V. 25 Sep 1912 - 18 Jan 2002

[Note: Son of Arthur & Lelia (Riley) Eddy; married 18 Jul 1933 Norine Rose Hiett 7 Jul 1912 - 17 Mar 2008 ]

Joseph V. Eddy departed this life at 7 a.m. Jan. 18, 2002, in St. John’s Regional Health Center at the age of 89 years. He was born in Garfield, Kan., to Arthur and Lelia (Riley) Eddy on Sept. 25, 1912. He was married to Norine Rose Hiett on July 18, 1933. To this union three children were born. He is survived by his wife, of the home; three children and spouses, George and Johanna Eddy, Coulter, Iowa, Jane Pearson, Bois D’ Arc, Mo., and Dorothy and Carl Ray, Ozark; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; sisters Geneva Gray, Hobbs, N.M., Florance Burris, Salina, Kan., and Theodora Dennis, Liberal, Kan.; a brother, Laverne Eddy, Lindsburg, Kan.; and sisters-in-law, Gloria Eddy, Fairfield Bay, Ark., and Gyneatha Gist, Brush, Colo. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Highlandville First Assembly of God Church, Highlandville, Mo., with burial in Highlandville Cemetery under direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Springfield News-Leader, January 20, 2002.

 

Eddy, Kenneth G. 24 Jun 1941 - 1 Jan 2009 SN-L 1 Jan 2009

[Note: Son of Paul M. & Grace (Kochs) Eddy; married ?; married 1 Feb 1985 Janis Corbid Tanner]

Kenneth G. Eddy, 67, of Springfield, MO, formerly of Marshall, died Thursday, January 1, 2009 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Born June 24, 1941 in Slater, MO, he was the son of the late Paul M. Eddy and Grace Kochs Eddy. On February 1, 1985, he married Janis Corbid Tanner who survives of the home. He had lived in Springfield the last 5 years, but spent most of his life in Saline County where he was a 1959 graduate of Slater High School and attended Central Technical Institute in Kansas City helping develop his skill in radio and television engineering. He was involved in the real estate industry for many years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons: Glenn Eddy of Springfield, Nelson Eddy and wife Peggy of Harrisonville; two daughters: Mechelle Blalock and husband Charlie of Harrisonville, Monica Hall and husband Jamie of Peculiar; two stepsons: Jamie Tanner and wife Robyn of Ozark, Lance Tanner and wife Christen of Phoenix, AZ; 11 grandchildren; three brothers: Wallace Eddy and wife Betty of Marshall, Harold Eddy and wife Norma of Slater, Louis Eddy and wife Linda of Slater; one sister, Laurel Wade and husband Bob of Marshall; along with several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 5, 2009 at Campbell-Lewis chapel in Marshall with William W. Harlow officiating. Private family burial will be in Springfield. Visitation will be held from 10-11:00 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. Friends may sign an online guest book at www.campbell-lewis.com

 

Eddy, Norine  Rose (Heitt) 7 Jul 1912 - 17 Mar 2008 SN-L 20 Mar 2008

[Note: married 18 Jul 1933 Joseph V. Eddy 25 Sep 1912 - 18 Jan 2002]

Norine Rose Hiett Eddy was born on July 7, 1912, in Bentonville, Ark. She died on March 17, 2008, in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 91 years, eight months and 10 days. She married Joseph Eddy on July 18, 1933, in Chillicothe, Mo. To this union was born three children who survive her, George (Johanna) Eddy of Coulter, Iowa, Jane Pearson of Bois D'Arc, Mo. and Dorothy(Carl) Ray of Ozark, Mo. Also surviving her are 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; two brothers; and her parents. Visitation will be held on March 21, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m., in Ozark Mountain Assembly of God in Kimberling City, Mo. Funeral services will be held on March 22, 2008, at 10 a.m., in the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gideon's or St. John's Hospice Care, 1378 E. Republic Rd., Springfield, MO 65804.

 

Eden, Mary Virginia “Jean” 13 Oct 1914 - 13 Sep 1986 OH 18 Sep 1986 p4

[Note: married Ruben Lloyd Eden 24 Mar 1903 - 8 Jan 1986]

Services for Mary Virginia “Jean” Eden, 71, Nixa, were held September 15 in Harris Chapel, Nixa, with the Rev. Virgil Baldwin, assisted by the Rev. Ron Cochran, officiating. Burial was in Delaware Cemetery. Mrs. Eden died Sept. 13 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield. She had been a resident of the Nixa community for the past 13 years having moved there from the Oakland, Ark. area. Survivors include a cousin, Mary Brusselmann, St. Louis.

 

Eden, Ruben Lloyd 24 Mar 1903 - 8 Jan 1986 OH 16 Jan 1986 p3

[Note: married Mary Virginia “Jean”  13 Oct 1914 - 13 Sep 1986]

Services for Ruben Lloyd Eden, 82, Nixa. were held Jan. 11 in Harris Chapel, Nixa, with the Rev. Maurice Cox officiating. Mr. Eden died Jan 8 in his home of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was a 13-year resident of Nixa, having moved there from the Oakland, Ark. area. He is survived by his wife, Mary Virginia (Jean).

 

Edge, David L., Dr. 1 Oct 1946 - 25 Oct 2004  SN-L 28 Oct 2004

[Note: Son of Don H. & Louella I. (Breshears) Edge; married Debra]

Dr. David L. Edge, of Bolivar, passed away at 2:25 p.m. Monday, October 25, 2004, in Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. He was born October 1, 1946, in Springfield, Mo., the son of Don H. Edge and Louella I. Breshears Edge. He was 58 years and 24 days of age. Dr. Edge had been the Superintendent of Schools in the Galena, Poplar Bluff, Hickory Co R-1 Skyline, and Waynesville School districts for a number of years. He was currently teaching at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo. He is survived by his wife, Debra Edge, of the home; two sons, Jeff Edge and wife, Jackie, of Bolivar, Mo., and Dustin Edge of Joplin, Mo.; two stepsons, Jared Braschler of Springfield, Mo., and Kyle Braschler of Bolivar; one sister, Janet Edge of Preston, Mo.; one granddaughter, Madelynn Grace Edge of Bolivar; and his father and mother-in-law, Norman and Alma Allen of Poplar Bluff. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 29, 2004, at 2 p.m. in the James River Assembly in Ozark, Mo. Visitation will be held Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Butler Funeral Home Chapel in Bolivar. Burial will follow in the Fisher Cemetery in Preston, Mo., under the direction of the Butler Funeral Home in Bolivar. Memorial contributions may be made to the Scholarship Fund at the Hickory Co. R-1 Skyline School, the James River Assembly, Ozark, Mo., or the American Cancer Society. Those contributions may be mailed to Butler Funeral Home, P.O. Box 11, Bolivar, MO 65613. Published 10/28/04

 

Edge, Dorothy L  (?) Bloom 15 Oct 1911 - 17 Oct 1975 OH 23 Oct 1975 p8

[Note: married first ? Bloom; married Orlando C. Edge 26 Jun 1922 - 19 Jun 1977]

NIXA - Mrs. Dorothy L. Edge, 64, Nixa, died at 7 a.m. Friday in her home following a short illness. A native of Sullivan, Mrs. Edge was a longtime resident of Lee County, Miss. before moving to Nixa in 1973. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church here. Survivors include her husband, Orlando C.; a son, Dr. John C. Bloom, Nixa; a step-son, Donald O. Edge, Smithville, Miss.; a sister, Mrs. Clara Goodman, state of Illinois, two grandsons and a step granddaughter. Services for Mrs. Dorothy L. Edge, 64, Nixa, were at 2 p.m. Monday in Harris Chapel here with the Rev. Gary Johnson officiating. Burial was in Delaware Cemetery, west of Nixa. Mrs. Edge died in her home after a short illness. Survivors not previously listed include five half-brothers, James and Othynal Sick, both of Rossville, Ga., John Sick, Chattanooga, Tenn, Charles Hatmaker, Hixson, Tenn, and Pete Hatmaker, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; and a half-sister, Mrs. Ruth Cooper, Metarie, La.

 

Edge, Orlando C. 26 Jun 1922 - 19 Jun 1977 OH 23 Jun 1977 p2

[Note: married Dorothy O.  15 Oct 1911 - 17 Oct 1975 m/1 Bloom]

NIXA - Services for Orlando C. Edge, 54, Plantersville, Miss., formerly of Nixa, were at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Harris Chapel here with Dr. David Cavin officiating. Burial was in Delaware Cemetery west of here. Mr. Edge died Sunday in the home of a step-son, John O. Bloom, Nixa. He had recently undergone open heart surgery and had been in ill health for some time, a funeral home director said. He had been visiting his step-son at the time of his death. He was a native of Saltillo, Miss. and moved to Nixa in 1973. After the death of his wife in 1976, he returned to the state of Mississippi. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Scottish Rite there. Survivors include a son, Donald of Smithville, Miss.; a step-son, Dr. John O. Bloom, Nixa; a sister, Mrs. Gladys Hodges, Unity, Miss., three brothers, Marlin of Tupelo, Miss., Johnny of Tupelo, Miss., Johnny of Amory, Miss. and Bryon of Mooreville, Miss. and three grandchildren.

 

Edgerton, Wayne Oral 19 Dec 1911 - 19 Sep 1985 OH 26 Sep 1985 p10

[Note: Son of Homer Lawrence & Martha Ellen (Hawkins) Edgerton married Dessie; no SSDI found]

Services for Wayne Edgerton, 73, Nixa, were held Sept. 22 in Greenlawn North Chapel, Springfield, with the Revs. John Comer and Doug Earls officiating. Burial was in Little Vine Cemetery near Grovespring. Mr. Edgerton died Sept. 19 in his home after a long illness. A retired employee of Frisco Railway, he attended First General Baptist Church, Springfield. Survivors include his wife, Dessie; a daughter, Leta Martin, Nixa; a brother, Ernest, Grovespring; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

 

Edley, J. T. 17 Aug 1932 - 29 Oct 2004 SN-L 31 Oct 2004

[Note: Son of Tolbert Hill & Sarah Elizabeth (Brumfield) Edley; married 22 Nov 1956 Jean Marie Keltner]

J. T. Edley, age 72, of Spokane, passed away in his home Friday, October 29, 2004. He was born August 17, 1932, in Rueter, the son of Tolbert Hill Edley and Sarah Elizabeth (Brumfield) Edley. He graduated from Spokane High School and received degrees in mathematics and physics from Southwest Missouri State University. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. On November 22, 1956, he and Jean Marie Keltner were united in marriage. J T did heavy construction work and land development for many years and was owner of Edley Construction Company. He was a member of the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers and Kappa Mu Epsilon mathematics honor society. He was a member of Riverdale Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Jean; three children, Jayne Edley-Thompson and husband, Frank, Springfield, Jennifer Edley, Spokane, and John Edley, Spokane; five grandchildren, Christopher Gallion, Mildenhall AFB, England, Lisa Gallion, Springfield, Sara Gallion, Ozark, Zachery Harter and Jonathan Harter, both of Spokane; two step grandchildren, Tyler Thompson, and Tara Thompson, both of Springfield; a sister, Helen Maples, Phoenix, Arizona; an aunt, May Guinn, Ava; a nephew, Doug Maples; three nieces, Carol Thompson, Jan Maples, and Pam Barish; his father-in-law, Leslie Keltner, Chestnutridge; two sisters-in-law, Annalee Grady and husband, Robert, Springfield, and Alice Forrester, Chestnutridge; cousins; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Thelma Edley; and two brothers in-law, Sidney Keltner and Jerald Forrester. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, November 1, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Pastor Tommy Bilyeu officiating. Burial will follow in Spokane Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home.

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Edley, J. T. 17 Aug 1932 - 29 Oct 2004 SN-L 30 Oct 2004

J T Edley, age 72, of Spokane, passed away in his home Friday, October 29, 2004. He was born August 17, 1932, in Rueter, the son of Tolbert Hill Edley and Sarah Elizabeth (Brumfield) Edley. He graduated from Spokane High School and received degrees in mathematics and physics from Southwest Missouri State University. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. On November 22, 1956, he and Jean Marie Keltner were united in marriage. J T did heavy construction work and land development for many years and was owner of Edley Construction Company. He was a member of the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers and Kappa Mu Epsilon mathematics honor society. He was a member of Riverdale Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Jean; three children, Jayne Edley-Thompson and husband, Frank, Springfield, Jennifer Edley, Spokane, and John Edley, Spokane; five grandchildren, Christopher Gallion,  Mildenhall AFB, England, Lisa Gallion, Springfield, Sara Gallion, Ozark, Zachery Harter and Jonathan Harter, both of Spokane; two step grandchildren, Tyler Thompson, and Tara Thompson, both of Springfield; a sister, Helen Maples, Phoenix, Arizona; an aunt, May Guinn, Ava; a nephew, Doug Maples; three nieces, Carol Thompson, Jan Maples, and Pam Barish; his father-in-law, Leslie Keltner, Chestnutridge; two sisters-in-law, Annalee Grady and husband, Robert, Springfield, and Alice Forrester, Chestnutridge; cousins; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Thelma Edley; and two brothers-in-law, Sidney Keltner and Jerald Forrester. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, November 1, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Pastor Tommy Bilyeu officiating. Burial will follow in Spokane Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.

Published 10/30/04

 

Edley, Sarah Elizabeth (Brumfield) 17 Dec 1904 - 31 Dec 1985 OH 9 Jan 1986 p3

[Note: Daughter of Elisha Alexander “Lish“ & Mary Ellen (Ford) Brumfield; married 6 Dec 1924 Tolbert Hill Edley 16 Dec 1899 - 4 Sep 1978]

Services for Sarah Edley, 81, Spokane, were held Jan. 3 in Spokane Baptist Church

with the Rev. Gary Robertson officiating. Burial was in Spokane Cemetery under the direction of Harris Funeral Home, Ozark. Mrs. Edley died Dec. 31 in Springfield Community Hospital. She lived in the Reuter community and California and Idaho before moving to Spokane in 1934. She was a member of Spokane Baptist Church and Eastern Star Chapter 98, Ozark. Survivors include a son, J. T. Edley, Spokane; one daughter, Helen Maples, Phoenix, Ariz.; two brothers, Lawrence Brumley, Kansas City and John Brumfield, American Falls, Idaho; two sisters, Mary Guinn, Gainesville, and Cora Jane Harper, American Falls, Idaho; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

 

Edley, Thelma H. 22 May 1926 - 8 Aug 1972 CCR 10 Aug 1972 p4 & OH 24 Aug 1972 p4

[Note: Daughter of Tolbert Hill & Sarah Elizabeth (Brumfield) Edley]

Funeral services for Miss Thelma Edley, 46 of San Bernardino, Calif.. will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the First Baptist Church, Spokane, with the Rev. Tommy Bilyeu and the Rev. Fred Plank officiating. Burial will follow in the Spokane Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark. Miss Edley died at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday from injuries she sustained in a car accident which occurred five miles south of Nixa on U. S. 160. She was vacationing at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tolbert Edley of Spokane. Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tolbert Edley of Spokane; a sister, Mrs. Helen Maples of Phoenix, Ariz. and a brother J. T. Edley of Spokane. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Speech Therapy Fund of San Bernardino County, in care of Harris Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

Edley, Tolbert Hill 16 Dec 1899 - 4 Sep 1978 OH 7 Sep 1978 p5

[Note: Son of John W. & Elizabeth M. (Hill) Edley; married Sarah Elizabeth Brumfield 17 Dec 1904 - 31 Dec 1985]

SPOKANE - Tolbert H. Edley, 78, Spokane, died at 4:24 p.m. Monday in St. John’s  Hospital, Springfield, after a short illness. He was a Lexington, Neb. native. When he was young, his family moved to the Reuter community in Taney County. Mr. Edley moved to Spokane in 1934 and resided there most of his life. He was a retired builder and farmer and a member of the First Baptist Church, Spokane. He was also a member of the Friend Masonic Lodge No. 352 and the Order of Eastern Start, Ozark. Survivors include his wife, Sarah Elizabeth; a son, J. T. of Spokane; a daughter,. Mrs. Helen Maples, Phoenix, Ariz.; a brother, Alex of Reuter and seven grandchildren.

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Edley, Tolbert Hill 16 Dec 1899 - 4 Sep 1978 OH 14 Sep 1978 p6

SPOKANE - Services for Tolbert H. Edley, 78, Spokane, was at 2 p.m. Thursday in the First Baptist Church here with the Rev. Tommy Bilyeu officiating. Burial were in Spokane Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark. Mr. Edley died Monday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, after a short illness.

 

Edwards, Al "Bud" 1936 - 31 Jul 2005 SN-L 2 Aug 2005

[Note: Son of ? & Josephine Edwards; married Jo Anne]

Al "Bud" Edwards, age 69, of Nixa, Mo., passed away at 5:10 a.m. Sunday, July 31, 2005, in his home. He loved restoring and driving classic antique cars. His cars led many parades from Las Vegas, Nev., to Reeds Spring, Mo. If he was not in the shop working on his cars, he was at the coffee shop drinking coffee with his buddies. Even during the last stages of his illness, he battled it with a sense of humor that will be missed by all. Al is survived by his wife, Jo Anne; his mother, Josephine Edwards; one daughter, Christine Walsh and husband, Dennis, of San Bruno, Calif.; two step-daughters, Becky Evans and husband, Brad, of Kansas City, Mo., and Debbie Allen and husband, Chris, of Reno, Nev.; and eight and three-fourths grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Joyce Dawson and husband, Jack, of Beech Grove, Ind., and Betty Jo Kimmel of Las Vegas, Nev.; two brothers, Don Edwards of Indianapolis, Ind., and Gary Edwards and wife, Marla, of Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 3, 2005, in Gorman Scharpf Brentwood Chapel with the Reverend Alf Halvorson officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Foundation for Community Health, 1235 E. Cherokee, Springfield, MO 65804.

 

Edwards, Allie Oner “Ollie” (Faught) 23 Jan 1869 - 22 Sep 1944 CCR 28 Sep 1944 p1

[Note: Daughter of John W. & Mary Ann (McConnell) Faught; married 14 Oct 1886 CCM John I. Edwards 26 Mar 1866 - 20 Aug 1923]

Mrs. Ollie Edwards, 76, old-time resident of the Nixa community, died at 12:30 o’clock Friday afternoon at the Springfield Baptist hospital. She was the daughter of John and Mary Faught, both of whom were born and reared in Nixa and was herself a lifetime resident of that place. She was the widow of John Edwards, farmer, who died 21 years ago. Twelve years ago she moved to Brookline to maker her home with her daughter, Mrs. Reba Baumberger. She was a member of the Nixa Christian Church. Surviving her are two sons, Roscoe and Ernest Edwards, both of Springfield; five daughters, Mrs. Bertha Livingston of Springfield, Mrs. Vesta Glenn and Mrs. Lorene Flood, both of Nixa, Mrs. Gertie Bolin of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Baumberger; 24 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Sunday afternoon in the Temple Baptist Church with burial in the McConnell Cemetery near Nixa under direction of Chaffin of Ozark.

 

Edwards, Aney A. 1 Sep 1899 - 27 Feb 1900 CCR 29 Mar 1900

[Note: Daughter of Robert M. & Myra P. (  ) Edwards]

Card of Thanks

We desire to return our heartfelt thanks to the many kind friends and neighbors for their loving kindness and assistance in the sickness, death and burial of our darling babe, and may Heaven bless them for it.  R. M. Edwards and wife  Bruner, Mo Mar 25th, 1909.

 

Edwards, Annie Debora (Perkins) 6 Dec 1874 - 26 Jun 1954  SL-P 28 Jun 1954

[Note: Daughter of William C. & Nancy (Short) Perkins; married 31 Dec 1893 Henry A. Edwards 21 Mar 1868 - 9 Apr 1942]

Services were to be held this afternoon for Mrs. Annie Debora Edwards, 79, life-long Republic and Battlefield resident, who died Saturday morning after an illness of about six months. Survivors are two sons, Hubert of Route 12, Springfield, and W. Lawrence of Coffeyville, Kan.; a daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Mangan of 810 State, and seven sisters. Burial will be in Manley Cemetery south of Battlefield.  Springfield Leader-Press, June 28, 1954.

 

Edwards, Austin L 14 May 1993 - 26 Jul 2010 SN-L 28 Jul 2010 & SN-L 29 Jul 2010 & CCH-N 4 Aug 2010

[Note: Son of Randal Lee & Tracey (Carver) Edwards]

Austin L. Edwards, age 17, of Nixa, Missouri, passed away suddenly July 26, 2010. He was born May 14, 1993, the son of Randal Lee and Tracey (Carver) Edwards in Springfield, Missouri.

He dearly loved his family and friends. He was an upcoming senior at Nixa High School. He was an avid football player and weight lifter. He attended both the First Baptist Church of Kimberling City and Redeemer Lutheran Church in Springfield. He recently pre-enlisted to enter the United States Marines Corps following his graduation from high school. He is survived by his father and step-mother, Randy and Julia Edwards of Reeds Spring; his mother and step-father, Tracey and Dave Buescher of Nixa; one brother, Dalton Edwards, of Nixa; a step-brother, Dakota Tapp, of Reeds Spring; a step-brother and step-sister, Phillip and Courtney Buescher of Fenton, Missouri; maternal grandmother, Jackie Carver of Bunceton, Missouri; paternal grandfather, Leroy Edwards of Reeds Spring; paternal grandmother, Glenda Hawkins and husband Ed of Reeds Spring; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Joe Carver.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 30 in Nixa First Assembly of God Church, 113 W. Mt. Vernon St, Nixa. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. July 29 in Nixa First Assembly of God Church. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorial donations may be made to the Liberty Bank or at the Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

 

Edwards, Byron W. 28 Jul 1899 - 6 May 1970   CCR 14 May 1970 p8

[Note: Son of Franklin Terry & Hester A. (Hedgpeth) Edwards; married 22 Dec 1920 Flossie Owen]

Byron W. Edwards, 70, of Route 8, Springfield, was dead on arrival at 10:55 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, at St. John’s Hospital after an apparent heart attack. A retired carpenter, Mr. Edward had lived all his life in Nixa before moving to Springfield seven years ago. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Lois Davis of Springfield and Mrs. Elma Tinsley of Nixa, and two nieces. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday in Harris Chapel, Nixa, with the Rev. Roscoe Harding officiating. Burial was in Payne Cemetery near Nixa.

 

Eads, Howard A. 4 Sep 1914 - 26 Feb 1979 OH 8 Mar 1979 p5

[Note: Son of Ralph & Sallie Ethel (  ) Eads; married Opal]

Services for Howard A. Eads. 64, San Bernito, Texas, were held last Saturday in Harris Chapel with the Rev. Edward Efink officiating. Burial was in the Highlandville Cemetery. Mr. Eads died Feb. 26 in the Veterans Administration Hospital in San Antonio, Texas after a long illness. He was been a meatcutter at Reeds Spring and Mountain View. He was a U. S. Air Force veteran and a member of the Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Opal.

 

Eagan, Gary L. 31 Jan 1943 - 11 Sep 2011 CCH-N14 Sep 2011

[Note: Son of Howard “Wormey” & Jo Ann ( ) Eagan]

Gary L. Eagan January 31, 1943 – September 11, 2011 Gary Eagan of Eureka Springs, Ark., passed away at his home Sept. 11 surrounded by loving friends and family. Born in Springfield and raised in Republic, Gary, a master potter, established the Spring Street Pottery in Eureka Springs in 1970, operating the business and creating elegant art pottery for the next 40 years. Gary was the only child of Jo Ann and the late Howard “Wormey” Eagan of Republic. He shared his life in Eureka Springs the past 32 years with his partner, Steve Beacham. A talented artist, Gary was also known for his kindness and generosity, supporting and sponsoring countless individuals and organizations over many years. His warm heart and kind ways earned him the love and respect of all who dealt with him. He was a mentor and role model for many. Gary loved to travel, and, with Steve, explored much of the world. They made several trips to China soon after it opened to the west, and regularly toured in Europe and around the United States. He also spent time in India. Gary had a refined palate and savored the fine food and drink of many cultures. He appreciated and collected art and relished the beauty of the natural world. He also took pride in maintaining a beautiful home where he enjoyed entertaining his many friends. A graduate of Republic public schools, Gary went on to earn Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Missouri, and a Bachelor of Fine Art diploma from the University of Kansas at Lawrence. His pottery has been shown at many shows and galleries and is widely collected. Gary joined the First Christian Church in Republic on Easter Sunday when he was 10 years old. He was a member of the youth group and the choir, where he sang and played piano and organ. Gary is survived by Beacham, of the home; his mother Jo Ann; his Aunt Peggy and husband Dr. Robert Harris of Raleigh, N.C.; his cousins Sabra Eagan of Jefferson City, Christina Griffiths and husband Bill, and Terry Fugitt, all of Springfield, Linda Edmiston and husband Rufus, and Robert Harris and wife Lisa of Raleigh, N.C., and Jim Harris and wife Nancy of Wichita, Kan.; several great nieces and nephews; and scores of friends. A memorial service will be held at the First Christian Church in Republic, Sat., Sept. 17 at 10:30 a.m. with visitation to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given in Gary’s name to the Good Shepherd Humane Society, P.O Box 285, or Clear Spring School, P.O. Box 511, Eureka Springs, AR 72632, or to the charity of one’s choice.

Eakin, Ida May (Vuille) 5 Aug 1910 - 10 Sep 1992  NN-E 16 Sep 1992

[Note: Daughter of Harry & Edna Pearl (Geiwitz) Vuille; married R. Earl Eakin]

Ida May Eakin, 82, Ozark, died Thursday, Sept. 10, in Cox Medical Center South. She was born Aug. 5, 1910, at St. Joseph, the daughter of Harry and Edna Pearl Geiwitz Vuille. She lived most of her life in the Springfield area. She was retired from the Foreign Mission  Department of the World Headquarters of Assemblies of God Church. She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Ozark. She was preceded in death by her husband, R. Earl Eakin.   Survivors include her son, Nathan Eakin and his wife, Carolyn, Maryland Height. Services were held Saturday, Sept. 12, at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Springfield, under the direction of Adams Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph the. Worker Catholic Church.

 

Eakins, Alvin Homer 29 Aug 1885 - 2 Sep 1954     CCR 9 Sep 1954 p1

[Note: Son of Rufus L. & Martha Jane (Kessinger) Eakins; married 22 Nov 1906 Pearl Meadows 22 Jul 1881 - 27 Oct 1949]

Alvin Homer Eakins, son of Rufus L. and Martha Jane Eakins, was born August 29, 1885 near Ozark. He died Thursday, September 2, 1954 at the age of 60 years at his home in Ozark after a lingering illness. In November of 1906, he was united in marriage to Pearl Meadows who preceded him in death in 1949. Eleven children were born into this union, two preceding their parents in death, Ray, 3 years of age and Genevieve, a babe of 3 months, Mrs. Eakins was a member of the Prospect Baptist Church. Survivors include six sons and three daughters: Beulah, Paul and Gene of the home; Guy and Rex of Ozark; Kenneth of Chicago, Ill.; Leo, Mrs. Clara Wade and Mrs. Fay Thomas of Springfield, Mo; his mother, Martha Jane Eakins of Springfield; 16 grandchildren; two brothers, Pete of Turner, Kan. and Jack of Tahlequah, Okla; two sisters, Mrs. Nola Forgey of Springfield, Mo and Mrs. Bea Page of Monte Vista, Colo. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon in the Chaffin Chapel by Rev. Harold Hurst who used as his text Psalm 23:1. Burial was in the Ozark cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home.

 

Eakins, Andrew Jack 18 Dec 1892 - Aug 1971  CCR 26 Aug 1971 p4

[Note: Son of Rufus L. & Martha Jane (Kessinger) Eakins]

Andrew “Jack” Eakins, 78, of Forsyth, formerly of Springfield and Ozark, died at 8:30 p.m. in Cox Medical Center after a short illness. Mr. Eakins was a retired drilling contractor and a member of the VFW. He was a Navy veteran of World War I. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Faith Bradshaw, Tulda, Okla., Mrs. Jane Anderson, Olive Branch, Miss., Mrs. Jacqueline Peter, Wichita, Kan., and Mrs. Miriam Rachels, Memphis, Tenn.; a sister, Mrs. Bea Page, Monte Vista, Colo.; and eight grandchildren. Graveside services for Mr. Eakins will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at National Cemetery under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home.

 

Eakins, Galen Dale 14 Jul 1949 - 27 Mar 1973 OH 29 Mar 1973 p1

[Note: Son of  Guy David & Martha Jane (Doss) Eakins; married  24 Dec 1968 Faye Ann Rowland]

Crash Claims Sparta Man

A 23-year old Sparta man, injured in a crash Sunday, died Tuesday morning about 8:30 at St. John’s Hospital. Galen Dale Eakins suffered head and internal injuries in the crash which occurred near Lake Springfield. Eakins’ car near the 65-60 junction at Lake Springfield, skidded into a guard rail, zoomed into the air, nose-dived into a culvert and flipped end over end several times before stopping 146 feet from the road. Eakins, a mechanic and owner of a garage in Ozark, is survived by his wife, Faye Ann, a son John and a daughter, Angela, all of the home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Guy D. Eakins; his grandmother, Mrs. Mary Doss, Ozark; eight brothers, Guy and Steven of Sparta, David, Charles, James, Timothy, Jonathan and Mark, of Ozark and two sisters, Mrs. Janet Heatherly, Ozark and Mrs. Mary Jo Kendall, Springfield. Burial will be in Ozark Cemetery under the direction of Adams Funeral Home of Ozark.

AND

Eakins, Galen Dale 14 Jul 1949 - 27 Mar 1973 OH 31 Mar 1977 p10

IN MEMORY OF GALEN DALE EAKINS, WHO DIED March 27, 1973

Son, through the memories in our heart, We’ve never truly been apart and as the days do dim the sorrow. Our loving memories will last for all tomorrow.  Guy & Martha Eakins & Family.

 

Eakins, Genevie "Jennie Vie" 11 Apr 1926 - 22 Jun 1926 CCR 25 Jun 1926 p8

[Note: Daughter of  Alvin Homer & Pearl (Meadows) Eakins]

Jennie Vie Eakins, aged 2 months and 11 days, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Home Eakins, died at four o’clock Tuesday morning. Funeral services were held at the Prospect Baptist church on Wednesday, conducted by J. J. Parten with burial under direction of T. B. Chaffin in the Prospect cemetery.

 

Eakins, Glenda Sue (Walker) 7 Dec 1944 - 17 Jul 2007 SN-L 19 Jul 2007 &CCH-N 25 Jul 2007 & AdamsFH

[Note: Daughter of Paul & Hazel Pauline (Gilley) Walker; married 1962 Chuck Eakins]

Glenda Sue Eakins, daughter of Paul & Hazel  Walker, born December 7, 1944, in Oldfield, departed this life July 17, 2007, in Cox South Hospital in Springfield. She was a servant of God her entire life and a member of the Oldfield Church of Christ. Sue was a well respected hairdresser in the Ozark area for 41 years. Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Chuck Eakins; a son, Kent Eakins; two daughters, Lesley Eakins and Crystal McMurry; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two brothers, Todd and Dale Walker; two sisters, Connie Thomas and Vicki McTeer; many nieces and nephews; and a large number of other family and friends. Visitation will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 20, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. A graveside funeral will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, July 21, in Oldfield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oldfield Cemetery Fund or the Fairhaven Children's Home.

 

Eakins, Guy David 10 Mar 1911 - 13 Jul 1986 OH 17 Jul 1986 p4

[Note: Son of Alvin Homer & Pearl (Meadows) Eakins; married Martha Jane Doss 9 Nov 1920 - 13 Mar 2005]

Services for Guy David Eakins, 75, Ozark, were held July 16 under the direction of Adams Funeral Home with Gary Jennings and Charles Eakins officiating. Burial was in Ozark City Cemetery. Mr. Eakins died July 13 at his home in Ozark of natural causes. Survivors include his wife, Martha Jane; eight sons, Guy E., Springfield, James, Crane, David, Charles, Stephen, Timothy, Jonathan and Mark, all of Ozark; two daughters, Janet Heatherly, Ozark and Mary Barcliff, Joplin; two brothers, Dr. J. Kenneth Eakins, San Raphael, Calif. and Paul Eakins, Ozark; three sisters, Clara Wade, Beulah Eakins and Fay Thomas, all f Springfield; 30 grandchildren; five step grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

 

Eakins, Ila May (Gardner) 17 Mar 1917 - 31 May 2007 SN-L 1 Jun 2007

[Note: Daughter of Elmer & Lena (Crawford) Gardner; married 7 Nov 1937 Rex Linvel Eakins 20 Apr 1916 - 15 Mar 1984]

Ila May Eakins, age 90, of Nixa, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2007. She was born March 17, 1917, in Wichita, Kansas, the daughter of Elmer and Lena (Crawford) Gardner. She was a member of Nixa First Baptist Church, and also a 50 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star #98 in Ozark. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rex Linvel Eakins, five brothers, and a grandson, Richard Eakins, Jr. Survivors include: three children, Dr. Richard Eakins and his wife, Mary, Nixa, Jim Eakins and his wife, Sherry, Nixa, and Neva Hesington, Springfield; five grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 2, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Burial will follow in Selmore Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home for viewing from 7 to 8 p.m. today. Memorial contributions may be made to Nixa First Baptist Church building fund.

 

Eakins, Martha Jane  (Doss) 9 Nov 1920 - 13 Mar 2005 SN-L 15 Mar 2005 & SN-L 16 Mar 2005

[Note: Daughter of John Emerson & Mary Lucinda (Brown) Doss; married Guy David Eakins 10 Mar 1911 - 13 Jul 1986]

Martha Jane Eakins, 84, Sparta, passed away at home on Sunday, March 13, 2005. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 17, 2005, in Ozark Full Gospel Church. Burial will follow in Ozark Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

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Eakins, Martha Jane (Doss) 9 Nov 1920 - 13 Mar 2005            CCH-N 23 Mar 2005

            Martha Jane Eakins, age 84, of Sparta, passed away at home on Sunday, March 13, 2005. She was born November 11, 1920, the daughter of John and Mary (Brown) Doss. She was united in marriage to Guy Eakins. Mea. Eakins served as the first Director for OACAC in Ozark. She and her husband were park attendants for the corps of Engineers on Tablerock Lake, and maintained Ozark Cemetery for several years. She also had a income tax business in her home. Martha loved and supported Ozark Full Gospel Church. Survivors include: 10 children, Guy Wakins and wife Jan, David Eakins and wife Sharon, Church Eakins and wife Sue, Janet Heatherly and husband Wandal, Stephen Eakins and wife Judy, Mary Barcliff, Timothy Eakins and wife Joella, Jonathan Eakins and wife Beverly and Mark Eakins and wife Ruth Ann; 34 grandchildren, Paul Chasteen, Mel Eakins, Alan Eakins, Mike Eakins, Alan Eakins, Mike Eakins, Sharon Lynn Mabe, Matt Eakins, Thom Eakins, Kent Eakins, Leslie Eakins, Crystal MacMurray, Charlotte Hall, Cheryl Richardson, Cindy Heatherly, Penny Stoneman, Carolyn Kays, Travis Eakins, Josie Eakins, Johnny Eakins, Angie Reeves, Bob Kendall, Ronica Duncan, Suzanne Eakins, Galen Eakins, Misty Eakins, Rachel Eakins, Benjamin Eakins, Joshua Eakins, Charity Eakins, Judy Eakins, Tim Eakins, Joe Eakins, Sara Eakins, Amanda Eakins and Christopher Eakins; 40 great-grandchildren; a brother, John Doss; three sisters, Verma Snider, Janice Bilyeu, and Joneva Patterson; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Her husband, Guy, preceded her in death in 1986 as well as a son, Galen Eakins, a sister, Louise Courtney, a grandchild, Tonya Eakins Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 17, in Ozark Full Gospel Church. Burial followed in Ozark Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home. Visitation was from 4:30- 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Eakins, Martha Jane (Kessinger) 15 Aug 1865 - 28 Jan 1955      CCR 3 Feb 1955 p5

[Note: Daughter of Andrew Jackson & Georgia Ann (Wade) Kessinger;  married 2 Mar 1884 Rufus L. Eakins 14 Aug 1857 - 21 Oct 1930]

Funeral services for  Martha Jane (Kessinger) Eakins, 89, who died Friday, January 28, were held Sunday afternoon in the Chaffin Funeral Chapel at Ozark, with Rev. Harold Hurst, pastor of the Ozark Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home. In 1884 she was married to Rufus L. Eakins and to this union were born four sons and two daughters. In early life, she united with the Prospect Baptist Church, later moving her membership to the First Baptist Church at Ozark where it remained until her death.  Survivors include two sons, Pete Eakins of Turner, Kan. and Jack Eakins of Tahlequah, Okla.; two daughters, Beulah Page of Monte Vista, Colo. and Nola Forgey of Springfield, Mo.; 27 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Ida Tindle of Springfield; other relatives and a host of friends.

 

Eakins, Paul 5 Oct 1908 - 3 Jul 1988 OH 7 Jul 1988

[Note: Son of  Alvin Homer & Pearl (Meadows) Eakins]

Paul Eakins, 79, of Ozark, died at 2:40 a.m: July 3 at Cox Medical Center South after a short illness. Services for Mr. Eakins were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Adams Funeral Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Gary Jennings officiating. Burial was in Ozark Cemetery. Mr. Eakins was born Oct. 5, 1908 to Homer and Pearl Eakins. He was a lifelong resident of Ozark and was a member of Graystone Chapel. Survivors include one brother, Dr. J. Kenneth Eakins, San Raphael, California; three sisters, Clara Wade, Beulah Eakins and Faye Thomas, all of Springfield, and several nieces and nephews.

 

Eakins, Pearl (Meadows) 22 Jul 1881 - 27 Oct 1949 CCR 3 Nov 1949

[Note: Daughter of Christopher C. & Sophronia (St. Clair) Meadows; married 22 Nov 1906 Alvin Homer Eakins 29 Aug 1885 - 2 Sep 1954 - mothers name, according to MO DC, World Connect file says Christopher did not marry Sophronia until 1887, and that Cordelia Ann St. Clair was his wife when Pearl born]

Pearl Eakins, daughter of Christopher and Sophronia Meadows, was born July 22, 1888, at Christian County near Ozark Mo. She died Thursday, Oct. 27, at the age of 61 years at her home in Ozark after a lingering illness. In November of 1908, she married Homer Eakins and to that union was born eleven children, two preceding their mother in death, Roy, 7 years of age; Genevieve, a babe of three months. Mrs. Eakins was a member of the Prospect Baptist church since early girlhood. Survivors include the husband, Homer Eakins; six sons and three daughters, Beulah, Paul and Gena of the home, Guy of Sparta, Mo., Rex of Ozark, Kenneth of Wheaton, Ill., Leo, Mrs. Clara Wad and Mrs. Fay Thomas of Springfield; 13 grandchildren; one brother, Dave Meadows of Dinuba, Calif.; three half-brothers, Mart and Jesse Meadows of Corona, Calif., and Rube Meadows of Branson; and one half-sister, Mrs. Nola Smith, of Daggett, Calif. Mrs. Eakins was a lover of flowers as her yard depicted from early spring to late autumn and it gave her great pleasure to share her choicest varieties with neighbors and friends. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon in the Ozark Baptist church by Rev. Harold Hurst, who used as his text, “He is Faithful that Promised,” Heb. 10:23. Burial was in the Ozark cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home. Bearers were Bert Bridges, Hobert Melton, Hurley Thornburg, Everett Melton, Kessinger, Herman Studt, and Homer Rainey. God hath not promised skies always blue. Flower-strewn pathways all our lives through. God hath not promised sun without rain. Joy without sorrow, peace without pain. But God hath promised strength for the day. Rest for the laborer, light on the way. Grace for the trial, help from above. Unfailing sympathy, undying love.

 

Eakins, Ray Feb 1924 - 5 Feb 1927 CCR 10 Feb 1927 p1

[Note: Son of  Alvin Homer & Pearl (Meadows) Eakins]

Ray Eakins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Eakins, died Saturday, February 5th, conducted by H. D. Gray.

 

Eakins, Rex Linvel 20 Apr 1916 - 15 Mar 1984  OH 22 Mar 1984 pB3

[Note: Son of  Alvin Homer & Pearl (Meadows) Eakins; married 7 Nov 1937 Ila Mae Gardner 17 Mar 1917 - 31 May 2007]

Services for Rex Eakins, 67, Nixa, were held March 17 at Adams Chapel, Ozark. Burial with Masonic rites by Henderson Masonic Lodge No. 477 of Rogersville was in Selmore Cemetery. Mr. Eakins died Marcy 18 in Cox Medical Center, Springfield after a long illness. A native of Selmore, Mr. Eakins lived in Rogersville many years before moving to Nixa. He owned a grocery store in Rogersville for many years before his retirement, and was a member of Henderson Masonic Lodge No. 477 of Rogersville, and Ozark Chapter 96 Order of the Eastern Star. He was a Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Ila; two sons, Richard, Springfield and Jim, Nixa; a daughter, Mrs. Neva Hersington, Springfield; three brothers, Guy and Paul, both of Ozark, and Kenneth, Mill Valley; three sisters, Mrs. Clara Wade, Mrs. Faye Thomas and Miss Beulah Eakins, all of Springfield; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Eakins, Richard Lee “Rick”,  Jr. 28 Jul 1963 - 10 Aug 2004 SN-L 12 Aug 2004

[Note: Son of Richard Lee & Mary (Hedgpeth) Eakins; married 16 Apr 1988 Janice Turner]

Richard Lee (Rick) Eakins Jr., age 41, of Republic, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004, in his home. He was born July 20, 1963, the son of Richard Lee and Mary (Hedgpeth) Eakins. He graduated from Hillcrest High School and served the country he loved in the U.S. Air Force as a fireman. On April 16, 1988, he and Janice Turner were united in marriage. Rick was an Insurance Claims Adjuster. He was attending college. He loved his Lord and his family. He most recently attended Republic Assembly of God Church. He enjoyed playing the trumpet in church. He enjoyed sports and was a youth football coach in Nixa and Republic for fourteen years, and assisted with high school football teams. He also taught girls fast pitch softball. He was a devoted fan of the Chiefs and Cardinal Teams. He was a member of the Emergency Management Team in Republic and was an avid "storm chaser." Survivors include his wife, Janice; five children, Samantha, Kyle and Ashley Eakins, all of the home, Richard Lee Eakins III, Norman, Okla., and Russel Eakins, Brighton, Colo.; his parents, Richard and Mary Eakins, Nixa; a brother, Shawn Eakins and his wife, Kathy, Fair Grove; a sister, Robin Hibi and her husband, David, Nixa; grandmothers, Emogene Hedgpeth, Rogersville, and Ila Eakins, Nixa; his mother-in-law, Eura Turner, Republic; two nephews, Justin and Brandon Eakins; aunts; uncles; cousins; and many friends. He was preceded in death by grandfathers, Ivan Hedgpeth and Rex Eakins; and his father-in-law, Vaughn Turner. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, in Nixa First Baptist Church with Dr. Richard Eakins and Rev. Leo Fitts officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Republic. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rick Eakins Memorial Fund for the benefit of his children's education in care of Countryside Bank, 520 E. Elm, P.O. Box 460, Republic, MO 65738.

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Eakins, Richard Lee, Jr. 20 Jul 1963 - 10 Aug 2004  CCH-N 18 Aug 2004

Richard Lee "Rick" Eakins, Jr., 41, Republic, died Tuesday, Aug. 10 in his home. He was born July 20, 1963, the son of Richard Lee and Mary (Hedgpeth) Eakins. He graduated from Hillcrest High School and served the country he loved in the U.S. Air Force as a fireman.  On April 16, 1988, he and Janice Turner were united in marriage. Rick was an insurance claims adjuster. He was attending college. He loved his Lord and his family. He most recently attended Republic Assembly of God Church. He enjoyed playing the trumpet in church. He enjoyed sports and was a youth football coach in Nixa and Republic for 14 years, and assisted with high school football teams. He also taught girls' fast-pitch softball. He was a devoted fan of the Kansas City Chiefs and St. Louis Cardinals. He was a member of the Emergency Management Team in Republic and was an avid storm-chaser. Survivors include: His wife, Janice; five children, Samantha, Kyle and Ashley Eakins, all of the home, Richard Lee Eakins III, Norman, Okla., and Russel Eakins, Brighton, Colo; his parents, Richard and Mary Eakins, Nixa; a brother, Shawn Eakins and wife Kathy, Fair Grove; a sister, Robin Hibi and husband David, Nixa; grandmothers, Emogene Hedgpeth, Rogersville, and Ila Eakins, Nixa; his mother-in-law, Eura Turner, Republic; two nephews, Justin and Brandon Eakins; aunts; uncles; cousins; and many friends. He was preceded in death by grandfathers, Ivan Hedgpeth and Rex Eakins, and his father-in-law, Vaughn Turner. Funeral services were 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13 in Nixa First Baptist Church with Dr. Richard Eakins and the Rev. Leo Fitts officiating. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery, Republic. Arrangements were made under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Family and friends gathered at the funeral home on Thursday evening.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Rick Eakins Memorial Fund for the benefit of his children's education in care of Countryside Bank, 520 E. Elm, PO Box 460, Republic, Mo., 65738.

©Ozarks Newsstand 2004

 

Eakins, Rufus L. 14 Aug 1857 - 21 Oct 1930 CCR 23 Oct 1930 p4

[Note: Son of  John & Mary (Bradley) Eakins; married  2 Mar 1884 Martha Jane Kessinger 15 Aug 1865 - 28 Jan 1955]

R.L. Eakins, aged 78 years, who had been quite ill for the past two weeks, passed away at his home in Ozark at 8:15 o’clock Tuesday evening. Funeral arrangements have not been made, awaiting word from children and relatives. The body is in charge of T.B. Chaffin.

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Eakins, Rufus L. 14 Aug 1857 - 21 Oct 1930 CCR 30 Oct 1930 p5

Rufus L. Eakins was born Aug. 14, 1857, and departed this life Oct. 23, 1930. He was married to Martha Jane Kessinger March 2, 1884. To this union were born six children, four sons and two daughters. One son, Leon, passed away Dec. 9, 1918. He was converted and united with the Prospect Baptist church in September 1884, and remained a member of that church until his death. He leaves the widow, Mrs. Jane Eakins, and three sons, Homer Eakins of Ozark; Jack Eakins of Bradford, Penn.; and Pete Eakins of Kansas City; and two daughters, Mrs. Beulah Page of Del Norte, Colo.; and Mrs. Nola Forgey of Ozark; also 23 grandchildren and two great grandchildren, besides a host of friends and relatives to mourn his death. Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 24, at 2 p.m. by Rev. Ross Carter of Springfield, with burial in the Prospect cemetery under direction of T.B. Chaffin of Ozark.

 

Eakins, Tonya Louise 20 Sep 1974 - 16 May 1976  OH 20 May 1976 p4

[Note: Daughter of  Stephen W. & Kay Ann (Rowland) Eakins]

SPARTA - Tonya Louise Eakins, 19-month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Eakins, Sparta, died at 5 p.m. Sunday after an illness of 11 months. Surviving besides her parents are two sisters, Penny and Carolyn, both of the home; paternal grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. Guy D. Eakins, Ozark; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Rowland, Sparta; paternal great grandmother, Mrs. Mary Doss, Ozark and maternal great grandmother, Mrs. Josie Lewallen, Hollister. Services for Tonya Louise Eakins, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Adams Chapel in Ozark with the Rev. Russell Heatherly officiating. Burial will be in Ozark City Cemetery.

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Eakins, Tonya Louise 20 Sep 1974 - 16 May 1976 OH 10 Jun 1976 p10

We want to thank each and every one for the flowers, cards and contributions during the time we lost Tonya. We appreciate it very much. Thank you. The Tonya Eakins Family.

 

Earl, Elsie Mae (Calkin) 21 June 1909 – 2 Dec. 1997  CCH-N 10 Dec. 1997

[Note: Daughter of Walter & Elvira (Easton) Calkin; married 11 Aug 1958 Erwin Willard Earl]

Elsie Mae Earl, 88 Nixa, died at 2:35 a.m. Tuesday, December 2, 1997, in Balanced Care Nursing Home, Nixa, Mo. Elsie was born June 21, 1909, in Maywood, Nebraska, the daughter of Walter and Elvira Easton Calkin. She was married to Erwin Willard Earl, August 11, 1958, in McCook, NE. She is preceded in death by her husband, Edwin, her parents, and a sister, Leola Dunn. Survivors include  a daughter and husband, Wanda and Joseph Cook, Rockaway Beach, and a brother, Everett Calkin, North Platte, NE, three grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great grandchildren. No services are planned. The body will be cremated under the direction of Harris, a Heritage Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Earls, James Harvey 14 Jan 1922 - 17 Nov 1980 OH 20 Nov 1980 p8

[Note: married 1939 Johanna “Jody” Pickett 7 Feb 1924 - 4 Feb 2006]

Funeral arrangements were pending Tuesday for Harvey Earls, 58 of Springfield, father of Mrs. Linda Dawson of Ozark. Mr. Earls died Monday in St. John’s Regional Health Center after an illness of a month.

 

Earls, Johanna "Jody" (Pickett) 7 Feb 1924 - 4 Feb 2006 SN-L 5 Feb 2006

[Note: Daughter of  Richard & Ina (Peters) Pickett; married 1939 James Harvey Earls 14 Jan 1922 - Nov 1980]

Johanna "Jody" Earls, age 81, of Ozark, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2006. She was born February 7, 1924, in Springfield, the daughter of Richard and Ina (Peters) Pickett. She attended school in Springfield, and in 1939 she and James Harvey Earls were united in marriage. Mrs. Earls loved spending time with her family, and especially enjoyed all the babies and small children. She looked forward to gardening each year. Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Linda Lea and David Dawson, Ozark, and Janice Jo and David Eyler, New Madrid; a sister, Mary Louise Mills, Springfield; seven grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and two great great-grandchildren. Her husband preceded her in death in 1980. She was also preceded in death by a son, John Harvey Earls; a sister, Margaret Jane Arnett; and her parents. A graveside funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 7, in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Springfield. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriner's Children's Hospital through the funeral home.

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Earls, Johanna "Jody" (Pickett)            7 Feb 1924 - 4 Feb 2006 CCH-N 15 Feb 2006 & CCH-N 22 Feb 2006

            Johanna “Jody” Earls, 81, of Ozark, died Feb. 4

 

Earnhardt, Jack G. 8 Feb 1916 - 20 Sep 1985 OH 26 Sep 1985 p10

[Note: Son of Shelby Oscar & Phoebe (Tune) Earnhardt; married Thelma M. 9 Aug 1916 - Mar 1987]

Services for Jack G. Earnhardt, 69, Aurora, were held Sept. 23 in Greenlawn South Chapel, Springfield, with the Rev. Earl Smith officiating, Burial was in White Cemetery, Springfield. Mr. Earnhardt died Sept. 20 in Aurora Community Hospital after a short illness. Formerly of Springfield and Willard, he moved to Aurora in 1977. He was a former owner and operator of the general store at Sacvlle in northern Greene County. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of the United Masonic Lodge No. 20 and Abou Ben Adhem Shrine, all of Springfield. Survivors include his wife, Thelma M.; four sons, Mark A.., Chesterfield, Joseph L., Springfield, Robert J., Pleasant Hope, and Victor R., Battlefield; a daughter, Pamela Lopez, Kansas City; a brother. Edward L., Springfield; two sisters, Pauline Johnson and Christine Jones, both of Chadwick; 14 grandchildren and a great grandchild.

 

Earnhart, C. L. “Joe” 1930 - 19 Dec 1988 OH 22 Dec 1988

[Note: Son of Clyde & Mattie (  ) Earnhart; no SSDI record found]

C.L. "Joe" Earnhart, 58, of Republic, died Dec. 19 in his home of an apparent heart attack. Services for Mr. Earnhart were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Meadors Chapel, Republic, with the Rev. Howard Smith officiating. Burial followed in Selmore Cemetery, south of Ozark. Mr., Earnhart was a member of the Republic First Baptist Church, and had served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. His survivors include his parents, Clyde and Mattie Earnhart of Republic; and a sister, Imogene Hale, Springfield.

 

Earnhart, James Robert “Bob” 20 May 1867 - 9 Apr 1950

[Note: Son of John Wesley & Eva line (Wise) Earnhart; married Mary Viola Riley 16 Mar 1873 - 20 Sep 1943]

James Robert Earnhart, 83, a retired farmer of this community, who has been critically ill for some time, died at 2:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon in the home of a daughter, Mrs. John Short of Sparta.  Death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage.  “Uncle Bob”, as he was known to his many friends, suffered a stroke last October and has grown slowly worse.  He was a highly respected citizen and a member of the Hood Methodist Church.  Besides the daughter at whose home he died, he is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Merle White of Spokane; two sons, Clyde of Republic and Floyd of St. Louis; a sister, Mrs. Fanny Letz of Hurley; two brothers, Bill of Aurora and John of Marionville; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services are being held this afternoon at the Methodist Church with the Rev. E. S. Frazier officiating.  Burial will be in Ponce De Leon Cemetery.

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

 

Earnhart, Martha E. “Matt“ (Head) 14 Nov 1856 - 10 Mar 1930 CCR 13 Mar 1930

[Note: Daughter of David W. & Emily (Wise) Head; married 5 Feb 1878 Bedford Co TN George Earnhart 1845 - ?;

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Earnhart, 73, who died at her home two miles southwest of Brown Springs March 10, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, at Shiloh church by Rev. W.C. Caughron. Interment was made in Wise Hill cemetery under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Earp, Virgil Sidney 2 Sep 1914 - 20 Oct 1966      CCR 27 Oct 1966 p1

[Note: married Lola D. “Bobbie”]

Virgil Sidney Earp, 52, a former Ozark resident, died Thursday morning in Kansas City Osteopathic Hospital following a short illness. Mr. Earp was a carpenter and made his home in Independence. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lola “Bobbie” Earp of the home. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday in Harris Chapel with the Rev. James Ellingsworth officiating. Burial was in Ozark Cemetery

 

Eason, Robert W., Dr. 1922 - 11 Sep 1961 CCR 14 Sep 1961

[Note: Son of ? & Lucille W. (  ) Eason; married Georgia G.]

Services for Dr. Robert W. Eason, 39, 528 West Catalpa, Springfield who died at 6:30 p.m. Monday in St. John’s Hospital were at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Christ Episcopal Church with the Rev. George Wilson officiating. Burial was in Maple Park Cemetery under direction of Herman Lohmeyer. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church. Dr. Eason was an optometrist and had been a lifelong resident of Springfield with the exception of the past eight years when he lived in Nixa. He moved back to Springfield in January of this year. Survivors are his wife, Georgia G.; one son Robert W., Jr. and a daughter, Georgia Lucille, both of the home; and his mother, Mrs. Lucille W. Eason, of the home.

 

Easson, Agnes Belle "Aggie" 27 Jul 1884 - 29 May 1903 CCR 4 Jun 1903

[Note: Daughter of William & Sarah M. (Morrison) Easson]

Agnes Belle Easson, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Easson, was born near Ozark July 29, 1884 and departed this life May 29, 1903. “Aggie” was a general favorite of all who knew her. Hers was s sunshiny disposition that brought gladness and good cheer until all who came in contact with. She was ever ready for any work that was for the good of the community. She graduated with honors at the close of the recent year of the Ozark High School. The School board had employed her to teach the primary department of the public school for the approaching term. But all of that was cut short by that dread disease appendicitis. Her death was a shock to the whole town. Strong men wept like little children. A large concourse of friends attended her funeral and everything was done to manifest sympathy for the grief stricken family. Many and beautiful were the floral offerings. Aggie was well loved and above all, she had made preparation for death, giving her heart to God early in life and living a consistent christian till the day of her death. She was converted and joined the Methodist church when she was eleven years of age. Her funeral was conducted by her pastor, assisted by Bro. Armstrong of the Baptist church. Rev. W. H. Winton of Morrisville, Mo. and Prof. Roberts of Springfield, after which we laid her mortal remains to rest in the Ozark Cemetery, there to await the resurrection of the just. May father, mother, sister and all her friends meet her in that better land.  W. H. Son

 

Easson, Sarah M. (Morrison) 24 Nov 1844 - 13 Jan 1929 CCH 17 Jan 1930 p1

[Note: Daughter of James & ? ( ) Morrison; married 1877 William Easson 24 Sep 1835 - 4 Jan 1909]

Mrs. Sarah Easson died at her home in Ozark Sunday, January 13th at 1 o’clock p.m. at the age of 85 years. She leaves to mourn her departure one daughter, Mrs. Ross Robertson, and family besides other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 15th at 2 o’clock p.m. in the Presbyterian church by Rev. Hicks, with burial in the City Cemetery under direction of T. B. Chaffin

 

Easterday, Charles Richard 7 Jul 1944 - 7 Sep 2005 SN-L 9 Sep 2005

[Note: Son of Willard & Lorene (  ) Easterday; married 18 Feb 1963 Linda Kay Phillips]

Charles Richard Easterday left this life on September 7, 2005, in the comfort of his home surrounded by family. Charles was born on July 7, 1944, in Springfield. He married his high school sweetheart, Linda Kay Phillips, on February 18, 1963. On November 9, 1970, he became a father to Kevin and later a proud "PaPa" to his grandson, Darin Kacey. Charles was a kind, loving husband, father, son, brother and PaPa who blessed his family with his wit and humor. Charles is welcomed in Heaven by his father, Willard, and brother, Dennis. He is survived by his mother, Lorene Robb; his wife, Linda; his son, Kevin and wife, Brandi, and their son, Darin; a brother, Roger and wife, Rita; a sister, Sue and husband, John Edmonds; a sister, Phyllis and husband, Bill Raymond; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at 6 to 8 p.m. today in Meadors Chapel, Republic. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in Meadors Chapel with burial in Payne Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to St. John's Hospice.

 

Eastman, Danny Russell 2 Apr 1962 - 22 Jan 2006 SN-L 24 Jan 2006

[Note: Son of David & Freeda (  ) Eastman]

Danny Russell Eastman, was born April 2, 1962, and passed away January 22, 2006. He was preceded in death by his mother, Freeda, in 2003. He is survived by his father, David Eastman; three sisters and one brother; one brother-in-law; two nieces and three nephews. Though a simple soul, he loved and was loved by all. A kind and gentle person with a childlike spirit. Danny left this world much too soon. He will be missed greatly by all who knew him. Visitation is 10 a.m. Thursday in House-Gregg Funeral Home, Walnut Ridge, Ark., followed by a graveside service at 11 a.m. A small service for anyone wishing to attend will be held at Northpark Village in Ozark Friday at 6 p.m.

 

Eaton, Ava (Laney) 9 Jan 1892 - 1 Jan 1947 CCR 9 Jan 1947 p5

[Note: married 28 Aug 1908 Ollie Eaton]

Mrs. Ava Laney Eaton was born Jan. 9, 1892, and passed away on Jan. 1, 1947, at her home in the Hurley community. She was united in marriage to Ollie Eaton on Aug.  28, 1908, and to this union were born ten children. One child preceded her in death. She was converted early in life and placed her membership with the Pentecostal church. Surviving are her husband, Ollie, nine children, a sister, Mrs. Maude Little of Clever, three brothers, Mack Laney of Galena, Jerry Laney of Chelsea, Okla., and Harold Laney of Reedley, Calif. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon in the Hurley school auditorium, conducted by Rev. Eaton. Burial was in the Short cemetery under direction of the Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Eaton, Bessie Hazel 10 Jul 1911 - Jan 1978  OH 19 Jan 1978 p5

[Note: married Burt Eaton]

REEDS SPRING - Services for Mrs. Bessie Hazel Eaton, 66, Ozark, were at 2 p.m. Friday in Stumpff Chapel with Henry McCauley officiating. Burial was in Yocum Pond Cemetery. Mrs. Eaton died at 5:30 a.m. Monday in her home near Ozark. She had been in ill health since November 1977. A former resident of Reeds Spring, she made her home near Ozark since August 1977. She was the widow of Burt Eaton who died in March 1977. Mrs. Eaton was a member of the World Wide Church of God. Surviving are a son, Ted, Ozark; a sister, Mrs. Dicy Davis, Forsyth; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

 

Eaton, Daniel Boone 29 Nov 1860 - 12 Feb 1946 CCR 21 Feb 1946 p6

[Note: married Nancy Ann Carr 8 Oct 1859 - 14 Feb 1942]

Daniel Boone Eaton, 85, a retired blacksmith and farmer, died at his home near Hurley Feb. 12, 1946. He was born in Arkansas but came to this community when very young and spent the remainder of his life here. He is survived by three sons, Ollie and Homer of Hurley and Roy of Long Beach, Calif.; and one brother, Will Eaton of Washington. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Baptist church at Hurley with burial in the Short cemetery under direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Eaton, Ebbie Sue (Ray) 8 Sep 1917 - 17 Nov 2009 SN-L 25 Nov 2009

[Note: Daughter of Douglas Ray & Myrtle (Stafford) Ray; married 27 Aug 1948 Willard W. Eaton]

Ebbie Sue Eaton, 92, of Highlandville, passed away Nov. 17, 2009, in her home with family by her side as she entered her heavenly home. She was born Sept. 8, 1917, in Memphis, Tenn., the daughter of Douglas Ray and Myrtle (Stafford) Ray. On Aug. 27, 1948, she was united in marriage to Willard Eaton. She loved gardening, quilting, crocheting, baseball and working in her flower garden. Above all, her family was her greatest joy and she never failed to make each one feel loved. She looked forward to the special times with her grandson, Steve, until her health began to fail. “She was much more than a grandmother. She was our ‘Nanny,’ who left us with many happy memories and a legacy of love, which she instilled in her daughter, Barbara, who she loved more than anything and who will carry on that legacy of love, faith and family.  We hold on to that blessed hope that we will see her again in heaven.” Survivors include: Her daughter, Barbara Jimerson, and husband Glen, Highlandville; four grandchildren, Stephanie Vanzant, Lance Morris, Steve Jimerson, and Kelly Jimerson; 10 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren, two nephews, Buck Ray and wife Marilyn, and Bill Ray and wife Nancy; and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband Willard in 2007, her parents and two brothers. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Seasons Hospice for their care and compassion, especially to Lisa, and God’s perfect timing for having Chaplain J.R. come to the door at the precise moment she was entering heaven. Funeral services were 10 a.m. Nov. 21 in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Burial will follow in Jones-Chastain Cemetery. Friends were able to call at the funeral home from 2 to 7 p.m. Nov. 20 for viewing.
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Eaton, Ebbie Sue (Ray) 8 Sep 1917 - 17 Nov 2009 CCH-N 25 Nov 2009

[Note: Daughter of Douglas & Myrtle (Stafford) Ray; married 27 Aug 1948 Willard W. “Wid” Eaton 24 Mar 1929 - 30 Apr 2007]

Ebbie Sue Eaton, 92, of Highlandville, passed away Nov. 17, 2009, in her home with family by her side as she entered her heavenly home. She was born Sept. 8, 1917, in Memphis, Tenn., the daughter of Douglas Ray and Myrtle (Stafford) Ray. On Aug. 27, 1948, she was united in marriage to Willard Eaton. She loved gardening, quilting, crocheting, baseball and working in her flower garden. Above all, her family was her greatest joy and she never failed to make each one feel loved. She looked forward to the special times with her grandson, Steve, until her health began to fail. “She was much more than a grandmother. She was our ‘Nanny’ who left us with many happy memories and a legacy of love, which she instilled in her daughter, Barbara who she loved more than anything and who will carry on that legacy of love, faith and family. We hold on to that blessed hope that we will see her again in heaven.” Survivors includes: Her daugter, Barbara Jimerson, and husband Glen, Highlandville; four grandchildren, Stephanie Vanzant, Lance Morris, Steve Jimerson, and Kelly Jimerson; 10 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren; two nephews, Buck Ray and wife Marilyn, and Bill Ray and wife, Nancy; and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband Willard in 2007, her parents and two brothers. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Seasons Hospice for their care and compassion, especially to Lisa, and God’s perfect timing for having Chaplain J. r. come to the door at the precise moment she was entering heaven. Funeral services were 10 a.m. Nov. 21 in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Burial will follow in Jones-Chastain Cemetery. Friends were able to call at the funeral home from 2 to 7 p.m. Nov. 20 for viewing.

 

Eaton, Ernest Carroll 4 Dec 1888 - 4 Jul 1939 CCR 13 Jul 1939 p5

[Note: Son of Daniel Boone & Nancy (Carr) Eaton; married 19 Oct 1912 Sara Williams]

Ernest Carroll Eaton, the son of Mr. and Mrs. D.B. Eaton was born December 4, 1939 at the age of 50. He was married to Sara Williams October 19, 1912. To this union were born three daughters and one son, one daughter, Lois Lee, preceded him in death. Those who survive are his wife, and three children, Mrs. Loyd Neal of Eureka Springs, AR, Miss Lindell Eaton of Hurley and Mr. Ernest Eaton of Hurley, one granddaughter, Mary Margaret Eaton, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. D.B. Eaton also of Hurley, MO, three brothers, Ollie and Homer of Hurley and Roy of Reedley, CA, other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Wednesday in the Baptist church at Hurley, conducted by Rev. Fred Jones, pastor of the Clever Baptist church, assisted by the Rev. Willie Eaton. Burial was made in the Masonic cemetery at Crane under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever, MO.

 

Eaton, John 1852 - 11 Aug 1930 CCR 21 Aug 1930

[Note: Son of William & Martha (Speare) Eaton; died Nevada State Hospital; MODC says buried Clever, but obit says buried Quail Spur, no location given]

Funeral services for John Eaton, 78, who lived two miles south of Hurley, but who died at the hospital in Nevada Monday, Aug. 11, were held at 2:30 at the home of his brother, Tom Eaton, with whom he had been living for several years. He is survived by three children; Hattie Blissett of Tulsa, Okla.; Sarah Hines of Waverly, Mo.; Tom Eaton of Washington; and three brothers and one half brother; Tom and Boone Eaton of Hurley and Will Eaton of Washington; and Buck spears of Hurley. Burial was made in the Quall Spur cemetery under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Eaton, John Clifford 15 Jan 1911 – 2 Jan 1995  CCH-N 11 Jan 1995

[Note: Son of Charles & Ida Belle (Franklin) Eaton; married Melba L. 19 Apr 1926 - 23 Apr 1990]

John Clifford Eaton, 83, Potosi, died Monday, Jan. 2, 1995, in Americana Healthcare Center, Springfield. He was born Jan. 15, 1911, in Undine, the son of Charles and Ida Belle Franklin Eaton. For years he operated the State Park Marina at Lake Wappapello. He is preceded in death by his wife, Melba, on April 2, 1990; and four brothers. Survivors include three sons and their wives, John B. and Linda Eaton, Atlanta, Ga., Herman and Betty Eaton, Potosi, and Walter and Joyce Eaton, Potosi; a daughter and her husband, Mary Sue and Dennis Gamble, Blue Springs; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services were held Thursday, Jan. 5, in Britton Funeral Home, Potosi, with Pastor Jimmy Young officiating. Burial was in Red Bud Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Eaton, Louis F. 5 Mar 1855 - 26 Apr 1901

[Note: married Lucinda Price]

Died at his home in Ozark, MO April 26, 1901, at 1:40 p.m. Louis F. Eaton. He leaves a wife, son Buford, daughter Theresa to mourn his loss.  He was born March 5th, 1855 near Knob Lick, Metcalfe, KY, was united in matrimony to Lucinda Price February 28th 1875. He professed faith in the loving Savior over thirteen years ago and was a member of the M. E. Church South. He was patient and submissive during his long and painful illness and expressed himself ready to depart. He was a kind, loving husband and father and a generous friend.

 

One less at home, The charmed circle broken – a dear face    Missed day to day from his usual place  But cleansed, saved, perfected by grace; One more in heaven.

One less on earth,   Its pain, its sorrow and its toil to share    One less the pilgrim’s daily cross to bear  One more the crown of the blessed to wear   At home in heaven.

The remains were laid to rest in Ozark Cemetery Saturday evening, April 27th, services being conducted by Prof. D. W. Bird. Christian County Republican 9 May 1901.

 

Eaton, Nancy Ann (Carr) 8 Oct 1859 - 14 Feb 1942 CCR 26 Feb 1942 p8

[Note: married 1886 Daniel Boone Eaton 29 Nov 1860 - 12 Feb 1946]

Nancy Ann Eaton was born Oct. 8, 1959, and died Feb. 14, 1942, at the age of 83 years, three months and 11 days. She was married to D.B. Eaton in 1886 and to this union were born four sons. One son, Carroll, preceded her in death. Those who survive her are her husband and three sons, Homer and Ollie of Crane and Roy of California, other relatives and a host of friends. She was a member of the Methodist church. Funeral services were held Sunday at the home conducted by Revs. Frank and Willie Eaton, nephews of the deceased, with burial in the Short cemetery under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Eaton, Rowena 1931 - 10 Apr 1932 CCR 14 Apr 1932 p8

[Note: Daughter of Ollie G. & Ava M.  (?) Eaton; no MO DC found]

Funeral services for Rowena Eaton, the 8 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Eaton of near Hurley, who died Sunday night, April 10, 1932, were held Monday at 2 p.m., at the residence, conducted by Rev. Johnson. Burial was made in the Short cemetery under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever. She is survived by the parents, eight sisters, and two brothers.

 

Eaton, Thomas 14 Feb 1854 - 8 Sep 1933 CCR 14 Sep 1933 p1

[Note: Son of William & Martha (Spears) Eaton; married 15 Dec 1891 Mary who m/1 Sanders]

Thomas Eaton was born in Boone County, Arkansas, Feb. 14, 1854, and departed this life at his home near Quail Spur, Sept. 8, 1933, at the age of 79 years, 7 months and 6 days. He was married to Mrs. Mary Sanders Dec. 15, 1891. She departed this life June 22, 1906. To this union two children were born, Mrs. Minnie Jackson and A.J. Eaton, both of Crane, MO. He was also a father to three step-children, Mrs. Sarah Gwaltney, deceased, Mr. P.E. Sanders of Logan, MO, and Mrs. Lou Carr of Marionville, MO. He never joined any church but was a faithful husband and father, and honorable citizen and good neighbor, often expressing his desire to do right. Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 10, at 2 p.m., at the home conducted by Rev. F.C. Zinn of Crane, MO, with burial in the Long cemetery under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever, MO.

 

Eaton, Willard "Wid" 24 Mar 1929 - 30 Apr 2007 SN-L 2 May 2007

[Note: Son of Luther & Thelma (King) Eaton; married 27 Aug 1948 Sue Ray]

Willard "Wid” Eaton, age 78, of Highlandville, passed away Monday, April 30, 2007. He was born March 24, 1929, in Jonesboro, Arkansas, the son of Luther and Thelma (King) Eaton. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. On August 27, 1948, he and Sue Ray were united in marriage. Mr. Eaton retired from Dow Chemical Company in Freeport, Texas. He enjoyed being outdoors, and was a loving grandfather. He enjoyed the special visits with his grandson Steve. He had a steadfast faith in Jesus that never wavered and he knew he had a home in heaven. His favorite scripture is Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.? We will miss our "Widdie” so very much. Survivors include his wife, Sue; a daughter, Barbara Jimerson and husband, Glen, Ozark; four grandchildren, Stephanie Vanzant, Lance Morris, Steve Jimerson, and Kelly Jimerson; 10 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; two brothers and their wives, Raymond and Pat Eaton, and Bill and Frances Eaton; and other relatives. His parents and two brothers, Beanie and Buzz, preceded him in death. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 4, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Burial will follow in Jones-Chastain Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home for viewing from 2 to 7 p.m. on Thursday. Absent from the body, present with the Lord.

 

Eaton, William Curtis 6 Feb 1918 - 25 Jul 1982 OH 29 Jul 1982 p2

[Note: Son of John T. & Bettie ( ) Eaton; married Wanda Maxine]

Services for William Curtis Eaton, 64, Monett, were Tuesday in Manlove-Stumpff Chapel in Crane with the Rev. Anna L. Hall officiating. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery, Crane. Mr. Eaton died July 25 in St. Vincent’s Hospital after a long illness. Formerly of Crane, he was a member of Crane United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Wanda Maxine; five sons, William, Del City, Okla., John, Anchorage, Alaska and Curtis, Pete and Michael, all of Monett; five daughters, Mary Louise Trowbridge, Dallas, Texas, Helen Newby and Penny, both of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Wanda Kay Gryder, Clever; a brother, Gene, Fort Scott, Kan.; three sisters, Cordie Henson, Reeds Spring, Louise Martin, state of New Jersey, and Betty Atterberry, Joplin; 23 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

 

Eberle, Charles Albert 1 Oct 1859 - 18 Aug 1938 CCR 25 Aug 1938 p1

[Note: Son of Henry & Mary (Heidig) Eberle; married c1880 Elizabeth Eli 20 Oct 1854 - 18 Mar 1932; name on tombstone Albert Charles Eberle]

Charles Albert Eberle was born Oct. 1, 1859, in Mt. Joy, Penn., and departed this life Aug. 18, 1938, at the age of 78 years, 10 months and 17days. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Eli about 1880 and to this union were born two daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Chronister of the home address and Mrs. Maud Nicholson of Springfield, Mo., and three grandchildren, Mrs. Merele Wirth of Oregon, Mrs. Goldie Cummings of St. Joseph, Mo. And Mrs. Fay Finch of Springfield, Mo., and three great grandchildren, one brother, Elmer Eberle of Harrisburg, Penn., and one sister, Mrs. Ella White of Auburn, Ill., and a host of friends to mourn his loss. He was converted to Christ Jan. 21, 1915, and united with the Fairview Baptist church and remained a faithful member till death. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Aug. 20, at 2 p.m. in the Fairview church by Rev. Roy Shipman with burial in the Fairview cemetery under the direction of the Sparta Undertaking Co., Rathbun and Chaffin.

 

Eberle, Elizabeth E. (Eli) 20 Oct 1854 - 18 Mar 1932 CCR 24 Mar 1932 p5

[Note: Daughter of George & Sarah (Roe) Eli; married c1878 Albert Charles Eberle 1 Oct 1858  - 18 Aug 1938; mother of Gertrude (Eberle) Johnson & ? ; 1930 census, tombstone &  MODC of husband all spell name Eberle]

Elizabeth E. Eberley, aged 77 years, passed out of this life at her home near Fairview March 18, 1932. She is survived by her husband, two daughters and her many friends. Funeral services were held March 20, 1932, in the Fairview church with burial in the cemetery near the church under the direction of Rathbun & Chaffin of the Sparta Undertaking Co.

 

Ebersold, Charley 20 Oct 1877 - 30 Dec 1944 CCR 4 Jan 1945 p1

[Note: Son of Valentine & Barbara (Shonick) Ebersold; married  6 May 1900 CCM Martha Maud Angus 3 Sep 1883 - 8 Sep 1964]

Charley Ebersold was born at St. Jacobs, Ill., Oct. 20, 1877, and passed away Dec. 30, 1944. He moved to Missouri at the age of 19 and located near Clever where he was a prominent farmer for 44 years. He was united in marriage to Miss Maude Angus May 6, 1900 and to this union were born three children. Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Grace Honsinger; two sons, Alfred of Springfield and George of Independence, Mo.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Albena Phuse of St. Louis and Mrs. Amelia Dahms of California; one brother, George of Billings. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Maples Funeral Home chapel conducted by Rev. Lynn Swadley of Springfield. Burial was made in the Smart cemetery.

 

Dwyer, William Henry 13 Nov 1928 - 24 Jan 1980  OH 31 Jan 1980 pB5

[Note: Son of  James Ola & Bertha Angeline (Fried) Dwyer; married 21 Feb 1958 CCM Hazel Maxine Swearengin 24 Feb 1924 - 23 May 1997]

Services were held Sunday in Harris Chapel for Henry  Dwyer, 52, Sparta, with the Rev. Carl Thompson officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery. Mr. Dwyer died last Thursday in Cox Medical Center. He had been ill two years. He was a member of the Sparta City Council, Sparta Baptist Church and the Lions Club. Survivors include his wife, Hazel; a daughter, Mrs. Eulla Hendrick; a step-daughter, Mrs. Henrietta Brown, Sparta; three sisters, Mrs. Mina Smith, and Mrs. Florence Barton, both of  Springfield, and Mrs. Gertrude Stotts, Central Point, Ore.; two brothers, Irvin, Peoria, Ill., and Orval, Whittier, Calif.; a half brother, Paul Stalcup, Central Point, Ore, and one grandchild.

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Dwyer, William Henry 13 Nov 1928 - 24 Jan 1980 OH 28 Feb 1980

Card of Thanks

We want to thank each and every one for the cards, flowers, visits, calls, food and many other acts of kindness shown us during our time of sorrow due to the loss of our loved one.  The family of Henry Dwyer  Mrs. Hazel Dwyer  Mr. & Mrs John Hendrix  & Amy & Miss Henrietta Brown.

 

Dye, Bill 5 Aug 1935 - 12 Jun 2004   SN- L14 Jun 2004

[Note: Son of George William & Evelyn Marie (Monger) Dye; married 1 Sep 1961 Linda Leedy]

Bill Dye, age 68, of Sparta, passed away Saturday, June 12, 2004. He was born August 5, 1935, in Christian County, the son of George William and Evelyn Marie (Monger) Dye. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force, stationed for one year at Cape Romanzof on the Bering Sea. On September 1, 1961, he and Linda Leedy were united in marriage. Bill was a retired rural letter carrier for the U.S. Post Office in Sparta. He was a Hamm Radio operator, farmer, pilot, and loved nature. Over the past year he had learned to play the banjo. Survivors include, his wife, Linda; three children, Angela Steinert and her husband, Troy, Ozark, Carey Dye, Ozark, and David Dye and his wife, Vivien, Charleston, South Carolina; six grandchildren, Alyssa, Alec, Jessica, and Matthew Steinert, Maegan Blankenship, and David Dye Jr.; a brother and sister- in-law, Tom and Joy Dye, Springfield; a sister-in-law, Re Doyle, Springfield; nieces; nephews; aunts; uncles; and cousins. He was preceded in death by a nephew, a brother-in-law, and his parents. At Bill's request there will be no public services. Cremation is under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. A memorial in Bill's name for the benefit of his grandchildren may be made through Adams Funeral Home.

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Dye, Bill 5 Aug 1935 - 12 Jun 2004

Bill Dye, age 68, of Sparta, passed away Saturday, June 12, 2004. He was born August 5, 1935, in Christian County, the son of George William and Evelyn Marie (Monger) Dye. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force, stationed for one year at Cape Romanzof on the Bering Sea. On September 1, 1961, he and Linda Leedy were united in marriage. Bill was a retired rural letter carrier for the U.S. Post Office in Sparta. He was a Hamm Radio operator, farmer, pilot, and loved nature. Over the past year he had learned to play the banjo. Survivors include, his wife, Linda; three children, Angela Steinert and her husband, Troy, Ozark, Carey Dye, Ozark, and David Dye and his wife, Vivien, Charleston, South Carolina; six grandchildren, Alyssa, Alec, Jessica, and Matthew Steinert, Maegan Blankenship, and David Dye Jr.; a brother and sister- in-law, Tom and Joy Dye, Springfield; a sister-in-law, Re Doyle, Springfield; nieces; nephews; aunts; uncles; and cousins. He was preceded in death by a nephew, a brother-in-law, and his parents. At Bill's request, there will be no public services. Cremation is under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. A memorial in Bill's name for the benefit of his grandchildren may be made through Adams Funeral Home.

 

Dye, Charles William 13 Jun 1884 - 27 Dec 1957     CCR 2 Jan 1958 p1

[Note: Son of James W. & Martha J. (Jones) Dye]

Funeral services for Charles William Dye, 73, who died Friday, December 27, at Osteopathic Hospital were held December 30, at 11 a.m. in the Chaffin Funeral Chapel at Ozark, with Rev. Harold Mayes officiating. Burial was in Linden Cemetery under direction of Chaffin. He was a retired employee of the Kansas City Power & Light Co. and had been an invalid the past 12 years. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. James Newman of Sparta, with whom he made his home and with Miss Daisy Dye of Arlington, Texas; one brother, Marvin Dye of Los Angeles, Calif, and a number of nieces and nephews.

 

Dye, Charley 26 Oct 1871 - 12 Feb 1935 CCR 21 Feb 1935 p1

[Note: Son of William Taylor & Adeline (Gideon) Dye; married Maude; name, no dates. scratched, not engraved on stone, with wooden cross leaning on the small stone]

Charley Dye was born Oct. 26, 1871, and died at his home on Bull Creek Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock on Feb. 12, 1935. He left to mourn his departure a widow, a step daughter, one brother, 3 half brothers, and a host of other relatives and friends. He professed his faith in Christ in 1924 and united with the Prospect Baptist church. Funeral services were held Feb. 14 at the Carter cemetery with Rev. Steve Bilyeu in charge.

 

Dye, Claris  Inez (Harp) Young 14 Nov 1914 - 24 Apr 2007 SN-L 26 Apr 2007

[Note: Daughter of Tommy & Fannie Pearl (Bryan) Harp; married Edward Benson Young; married Randolph Dye 25 Apr 1894 - 24 Feb 1976]

Claris Inez (Harp) Dye, age 92, of Chestnutridge, Mo., passed away in the home on Tuesday. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Ozark Full Gospel Church. Burial will follow in Schupbach Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

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Dye, Claris Inez (Harp) Young 14 Nov 1914 - 24 Apr 2007 CCH-N 2 May 2007

Claris Inez (Harp) Dye was born on Nov. 14, 1914, to Tommy and Fanny (Bryan) Harp. She was one of seven children, a native of Chestnutridge. She married Edward Benson Young of Marshall, Ark. Of that marriage two sons were born: Roy Edward Young and Doyle Venson Young. She then married Randolph Dye. They had a daughter; Shirley Ann (Dye) Coffelt.  A life-long devout Christian, Claris never met a stranger and helped to turn many lives around. She was a great lover of the Lord, family and children.  She is survived by one sister, Ermal Meadows of Modesto, Calif.; two brothers, Bill (Willie) Harp of Nixa, Oliver Harp of Helena, Mont.; two step-sons, Gaylord (Pete) Dye of Willard, Burless Dye of Seymour; one step-daughter Erma Rolufs of Weimar, Calif.; one son Roy E. Young of Las Vegas, Nev.; one daughter Shirley Coffelt of Chestnutridge; 16 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and countless friends and loved ones.  Claris was preceded in death by her husband Randolph Dye, son Doyle Young, brother John (Buster) Harp, sister Minnie (Harp) Jones and sister Jessie (Harp) Anderson.  She passed on to the other side on Tuesday, April 24, 2007, at her home of 60 years in Chestnutridge, after a long battle with cancer.  Funeral services were Saturday, April 28, in Ozark Full Gospel Church with Rev. James Eakins and Rev. Jack Bunn officiating. Visitation was the evening before in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.  ©Ozarks Newsstand 2007

 

Dye, Cleo 7 Jan 1919 - 5 Jul 1923 CCR 13 Jul 1923 p1

[Note: Son of Roy L. & Verda (Anderson) Dye]

In Memory

The death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Dye, July 5, 1923 and called from them their darling baby boy, aged 4 years, 6 months old. He was sick two weeks and had all the care hands could give him. He leaves to mourn his death a father, mother, sister and many relatives and friends. Rev. Floyd Hans preached his funeral at the Chestnutridge church and his little body was laid to rest in the Schupbach cemetery.

His body is sleeping ‘neath the sod; All trials of life ceased ore the path he trod

He is resting from his labors here, No more heartaches or sorrows to bear.

In heaven where all is peace and love There his spirit winged its flight as the dove;

For loved-ones, relatives and friends he waits there, They too, may the joys and bliss of heaven share.   His Aunt, Mrs. Joe Payne

 

Dye, Clifford Cecil 5 Aug 1915 - 6 Feb 2004 CCH-N 10 Feb 2004

[Note: Son of John Henry & Florence Lovina (Simmons) Dye; married 5 Aug 1937 Esther Lorene Kelly]

Clifford Cecil Dye, 88, Ava, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield. He was born Aug. 5, 1915, near Girdner in Douglas County. Dye was the son of John Henry and Florence Lovina (Simmons) Dye. As a child he attended Anchor and Excelsior schools, and the local Sweden churches in the Sweden community. As a young man, he attended several churches and revivals within the local area. Then in 1934 or 1935 in Sycamore, Mo., Brother Dewey Smith, a family friend, was holding a very large and inspirational revival where Dye gave his heart and life to Christ. For many years he attended the Sweden Congregational Methodist Church in the Sweden community, serving for several years as a song leader, a Sunday School Superintendent and a deacon. On Aug. 5, 1937, he was united in marriage to Esther Lorene Kelly and to this union three sons were born. In 1959 he moved his family to Ava, where he became a member of the Ava General Baptist Church serving as a deacon for many years as long as his health permitted him to attend. Dye was a local building contractor, building many homes and business throughout the Ava area. Due to his outstanding reputation as a builder, customers sometimes waited for months in order to have Dye as their building contractor. In November of 2002, Dye was admitted to Cox Medical Center South due to a fall resulting in a broken hip. After he was released from the hospital he resided at Heart of the Ozarks Health Care Center, Ava, where he remained until his health deteriorated in February 2004. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; and three brothers. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Esther Dye, of the home; three sons, Glenn Dye and wife Betty, Sand Springs, Okla., Terry Dye and wife Cindy, Walterboro, S.C., and Tony Dye and wife Julie, Jacksonville, Fla.; two sisters Beulah Heatherly, Ozark, and Eula Peterson, Lebanon; one brother Harley Dye and wife Eula Mae, Ava; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces, nephews and loving friends. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Feb. 10 in the Ava General Baptist Church, under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ava, with Rev. Oren Alcorn and Alva Thurman officiating. Burial was in the Ava Cemetery. Visitation was from 6-7 p.m. Feb. 9 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ava. The Dye Family requests memorial donations to the Ava General Baptist Church or the Douglas County Museum, C/O Barnes Family Funeral Home, PO Box 65, Ava, MO 65608.

©Ozarks Newsstand 2004

 

Dye, Columbus “Lum” 2 Aug 1885 - 18 Jan 1982 OH 21 Jan 1982 p11

[Note: married 26 Feb 1914 CCM Margaret Frances Walters 27 Oct 1888 - 21 Nov 1967 m/1 Chaves]

Services for Lum Dye, 96, Ozark, were held Jan. 20 in Harris Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Stout officiating. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery. Mr. Dye died Jan. 18 in his home after an illness of several months. He was a lifelong Christian County resident and had lived in Ozark since 1969. Survivors include a son, Sam Chaves, Ozark; a daughter, Mrs. Josephine Vawter, Fresno, Calif..; 12 grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren and 29 great, great grandchildren.

 

Dye, Delbert Frank 2 Jun 1912 - 24 Dec 1987  OH 31 Dec 1987

[Note: Son of James Garfield & Mary Louisa (Bilyeu) Dye; married Gladys K. Brady 1 Jun 1915 - 20 Feb 1961; married Roberta Carsten]

Delbert Dye, 75, of Highlandville, died at 6:00 a.m. Dec. 24 in his home following an illness of several months. Services for Mr. Dye were held Sunday at the Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Clifford Day officiating. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery. Mr. Dye was born June 2, 1912, the son of James and Mary Dye. A retired farmer, he resided in the Highlandville area most of his life. He is survived by his wife, Roberta; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Phyllis Cobb, Springfield; a step granddaughter; two step great-grand-children; a brother, Ernest Dye, Highlandville; and two sisters, Mrs. Ina Biers, Highlandville, and Mrs. Onita Whitlock, Nixa.

 

Dye, Ernest M. 2 Nov 1909 - 30 Mar 1996  CCH-N 3 Apr 1996

[Note: Son of James Garfield & Mary Louisa (Bilyeu) Dye; married 11 Aug 1934 Lucille Zeigler]

Ernest M. Dye, age 86, of Highlandville, died Saturday, March 30, 1996 in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born November 2, 1909 in Chestnutridge and was the son of James G. and Mary (Bilyeu) Dye. He continued to live throughout his life in the Chestnutridge and Highlandville areas and was united in marriage to Lucille Zeigler on August 11, 1934. He became a Christian in the early 1930's. Mr. Dye worked as a farmer and carpenter. Survivors include: his wife, Lucille; three children and their spouses, Jimmy and Natha Lea Dye, Glenn and Carolyn Dye and Bonnie and George Bishop, all of Highlandville; six grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Ina Biers, Highlandville, and Onita Whitlock, Nixa. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Delbert Dye. Funeral services will be held today, April 3, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark with Rev. Randy Milnes and Rev. Bruce Herion officiating. Burial will be in Highlandville Cemetery.

 

Dye, Evelyn M. (Monger) 29 Mar 1907 - 17 Feb 1990 OH 22 Feb 1990

[Note: Daughter of  Joseph George & Cora Belle (Anderson) Monger; married 3 Apr 1929 George William Dye 5 Feb 1898 - 12 Jan 1984]

Evelyn Dye, 82, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 1990, in the home of a son, Tom Dye. A lifelong resident of the Sparta community, she was a member of the Sparta Church of Christ. She and her husband, George, who preceded her in death in 1984, operated a farm near Sparta for many years. She is survived by two sons, Tom Dye, Springfield, and William H. Dye, Sparta; two brothers, Jack Monger, Nixa, and Jay Monger, Ava; four sisters, Anges Johns, Sparta, Lucille Collins, Ozark, and Katy May, Mesa, Ariz.; six grandchildren; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Dwayne Bray officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.

 

Dye, Fred Raymond 11 Nov 1902 - 31 Mar 1992  NNE 8 Apr 1992

[Note: Son of  Thomas Robert & Ida May (Farmer) Dye; married 23 Mar 1931 Agnes Lucille Workman 12 Jul 1904 - 27 Apr 1997]

Fred R. Dye, 89, Ozark, away Tuesday, March 31, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born Nov, 11, 1902, in Sparta, and was the son of Tom and Ida Dye. In 1931, he married Agnes Workman. They celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary March 23. He spent his first 16 years on the farm, and later operated Dye's Grocery Store in Sparta for 10 years. He owned and operated bait, tackle and sporting goods stores in Forsyth and later in Kimberling City. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Ozark. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tonya Rae Dye. Survivors include his wife, Agnes; a daughter, Roberta Roberts, and her husband, Pete, Springfield; three grandchildren, Larry Roberts, Paula Phillips, and Debbie Fax; and four great-grandsons. Services were held Friday, April 3 in Adams Funeral Home with Dwayne Bray officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.

 

Dye, Garland Galena 10 Nov 1912 - 20 Dec 2002  CCH-N 1 Jan 2003

[Note: Son of John Henry & Florence Lavinia (Simmons) Dye; married 25 Aug 1933 Lula May Walker 9 Aug 1914 - 4 May 2003]

Garland Galena Dye, 90, Ozark, died Dec. 20, 2002, in Ozark Nursing and Care Center. He was born Nov. 10, 1912, in the Sweden community of Douglas County, the son of John and Florence (Simmons) Dye. On Aug. 25, 1933, he and Lula May Walker were married. Mr. Dye retired from Mid-Am Dairies. Survivors include his wife, Lula, residing in Ozark Nursing and Care Center; three children and their spouses, Pauline and Stanley Brooke, Jerry and Jane Dye, and. Donnal and Janet Dye, all of Ozark; seven grandchildren, Ava Hamm, Tammi Waterman, Joy Mosher, Tim McCormack, Cindy Reed, Shanie McKnelly, and Shannon Dye; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Clifford Dye and Harley Dye; and two sisters, Beulah Heatherly and Eula Peterson. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Virginia Watkins; two grandsons, Gary Ritter and Jerry Brooke; two brothers, Tommy Dye and Henry Dye; and two sisters, Melissa Welton, and Fila Thurman. A graveside funeral was at 10 a.m. Dec. 23, in Hopedale Cemetery, Ozark, with the Rev. Clifford Day officiating.

 

Dye, George William 5 Feb 1898 - 12 Jan 1984 OH 19 Jan 1984 p5

[Note: Son of Thomas Robert & Ida May (Farmer) Dye; married 3 Apr 1929 Evelyn M. Monger 29 Mar 1907 - 17 Feb 1990]

Services for George W. Dye, 84, Sparta, were held Jan. 15 at Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with burial in Sparta Cemetery. Mr. Dye died of natural causes Jan. 12 at St., John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield. A lifelong resident of Sparta, Mr. Dye was a grain and stock farmer. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn M.; two sons, Tom J., Springfield and William H., Sparta; one brother, Fred, Ozark; and six grandchildren.

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Dye, George William 5 Feb 1898 - 12 Jan 1984 OH 19 Jan 1984 pB7

Card of Thanks

I want to thank all our friends, neighbors and relatives for the support given to us during the sickness and death of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, Thanks for the food, visits, calls, and flowers, Thanks also to the singers, Oren Bloomer, Bob Roller, Lozell Pitchford and Herb Luttrull for the beautiful songs. To our minister, Brother Dwayne Bray and Brother Doin Pitchford. Your thoughtfulness will never be forgotten.  The George Dye Family  Evelyn, Tom, Joy, Susan, Scott, and Danny  Bill, Linda, Angela, Carrie and David.

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Dye, George William 5 Feb 1898 - 12 Jan 1984 OH 23 Feb 1984 pB9

Card of Thanks

Thanks to all for the support given to us throughout all the sickness, death, and accident. You have meant so much to us with your cards, letters, Calls, visits, food, and flowers, Thanks again.    The Dye Family  Evelyn, Tom, Joy, Susan, Scott, and Danny  Bill, Linda, Angela, Carrie and David.

 

Dye, Gladys K. (Brady) 1 Jun 1915 - 20 Feb 1961 CCR 23 Feb 1961 p1

[Note: Daughter of  Lewis & Myrtle (Warner) Brady; married  2 Jan 1935 Delbert Frank Dye 2 Jun 1912 - 24 Dec 1987]

Mrs. Gladys K. Dye, 45, died at 7:35 p.m. Monday at her home near Highlandville following a long illness. Mrs. Dye was a member of the first Central Baptist Church and the Highlandville W. W.P.F.A.. She is survived by her husband, Delbert; her mother, Mrs. Myrtle Kay Williams, Highlandville and one sister, Mrs. Clifford Haslip, Ozark. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Chaffin Chapel in Ozark with the Rev. Leo Kachel officiating. Burial will be in the Highlandville Cemetery.

 

Dye, Henry G. 20 Mar 1900 - 13 Dec 1985 OH 19 Dec 1985 pB8

[Note: Son of John Henry & Florence Lavinia (Simmons) Dye; married 3 Jun 1923 Helen M. Peterson 2 Aug 1905 - 6 Jan 1989]

Services for Henry G. Dye, 85, Ava, were held Dec. 16 in Clinkingbeard Chapel, Ava with the Rev. Everett Bryant officiating. Burial was in Ava Cemetery. Mr. Dye died Dec. 13 in Mercy Hospital Tri-County, Mansfield. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the First General Baptist Church of Ava. Survivors include his wife, Helen; two sons, Harold and Gordon, both of Ava; one daughter, Lucille Burk, Springfield; two grandsons; four sisters, Melissa Welton, Ava, Fila Thurman and Eula Peterson, both of Ava and Beulah Heatherly, Ozark; and four brothers, Tommy, Clifford, and Harley, all of Ava, and Garland, Aurora.

 

Dye, James Garfield 26 May 1880 - 13 Apr 1956      CCR 19 Apr 1956 p4

[Note: Son of Siss Dye; married 26 Jan 1902 Mary Louisa Bilyeu 13 Jul 1877 - 27 Feb 1920 m/1 Carter]

Funeral services for James G. Dye, 75 who died Friday, April 13, at the home of a son, Delbert Dye, near Highlandville, were held Sunday, April 15 at 2:30 p.m. in the Greenmound Church with Rev. James Ellingsworth officiating. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Mary Bilyeu and one son. Survivors include two sons, Delbert and Ernest, both of Highlandville; two daughters, Mrs. One Whitlock of Nixa and Mrs. Ina Winslow of Highlandville; 17 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and other relatives.

 

Dye, James Henry “Jim” 3 Apr 1935 - 16 Aug 2011 SN-L 17 Aug 2011

[Note: Son of Ernest Milo & Vera Lucille (Zeigler) Dye; married 22 Mar 1953 Natha Lea Cox 2 Jan 1938 - 18 Dec 1999]

Mr. Jim Dye, 76, Highlandville. Arrangements: Adams Funeral Home - Ozark .

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Dye, James Henry “Jim” 3 Apr 1935 - 16 Aug 2011 SN-L 18 Aug 2011 & AdamsFH

James Henry "Jim" Dye, age 76, of Highlandville, passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2011. He was born April 3, 1935 in Bluff, Missouri, the son of Ernest Milo and Vera Lucille (Zeigler) Dye. On March 22, 1953 he and Nathalea Cox were united in marriage. Jim always enjoyed his work as a farmer. He also spent several years trucking with good friends. Jim was a member of Green Mound First Central Baptist Church. Survivors include: Two children and their spouses, Kimbel Dye and Brenda, and Dianna Price and Eric, all of Highlandville; six grandchildren, Gail Warden and husband Danny, Kevin Dye and wife Jenny, Daniel Price, Steve Price and wife Jess, and Emily Dye, all of Highlandville; and Betsy Jones and husband Darrick, El Paso, Texas; five great-grandchildren, Hayley, Jayme, James, Nathaniel, and Gabriel; a brother, Glenn Dye and wife Carolyn; a sister, Bonnie Bishop and husband George, all of Highlandville; a brother-in-law, Clell Cox and wife Donna, Willow Springs; and his friend and companion, Karen Henry. He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Nathalea, in 1999, and his parents. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, August 19, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Gary Robertson officiating. Burial will follow in Highlandville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.

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Dye, James Henry “Jim” 3 Apr 1935 - 16 Aug 2011 CCH-N 24 Aug 2011

James Henry "Jim" Dye, 76 of Highlandville, died Aug. 16, 2011. He was born April 3, 1935 in Bluff, the son of Ernest Milo and Vera Lucille (Zeigler) Dye. On March 22, 1953 he and Nathalea Cox were united in marriage. Jim always enjoyed his work as a farmer. He also spent several years trucking with good friends. Jim was a member of Green Mound First Central Baptist Church. Survivors include: Two children and their spouses, Kimbel Dye and Brenda, and Dianna Price and Eric, all of Highlandville; six grandchildren, Gail Warden and husband Danny, Kevin Dye and wife Jenny, Daniel Price, Steve Price and wife Jess, and Emily Dye, all of Highlandville; and Betsy Jones and husband Darrick, El Paso, Texas; five great-grandchildren, Hayley, Jayme, James, Nathaniel, and Gabriel; a brother, Glenn Dye and wife Carolyn; a sister, Bonnie Bishop and husband George, all of Highlandville; a brother-in-law, Clell Cox and wife Donna, Willow Springs; and his friend and companion, Karen Henry. He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Nathalea, in 1999, and his parents. Funeral services were Aug. 19, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Gary Robertson officiating. Burial will follow in Highlandville Cemetery. Visitation was, 5 to 7p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.

Dye, James Richard 29 Nov 1959 - 14 Sep 2003 CCH-N 14 Sept 2003

[Note: Son of James Lee & Lola (Chapman) Dye]

James Richard Dye, 43, Ava, died Sept. 14, 2003, in Sparta. He was born Nov. 29, 1959, in Tulsa, Okla., the son of Lola (Chapman) and James Lee Dye. Dye was a self-employed stonemason for approximately 20 years. He spent his youth in Tulsa, Okla., and his summer vacations in Missouri at his Grandma and Grandpa Chapman's house. After leaving Tulsa, he moved to Missouri and became his granddad's right-hand man. Dye was a caring father and sincerely loved his 13-year-old daughter, Carly. Dye was preceded in death by his father. Survivors include his daughter, Carly Dawn Akers, Grove, Okla.; his mother, Lola Wentzel, Sparta; two sisters, Mary Jean Al-Khald and Rhonda Naveck and husband Martin, all of Tulsa, Okla.; one brother, Jerry Dye, Sparta; many nieces, nephews and caring friends. Services were held at 2 p.m. Sept. 17 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ava, with the Rev. Dale Grubaugh officiating. Burial was in Hall Cemetery, High Lonesome.

©Ozarks Newsstand 2003

 

Dye, Jess W. 2 Sep 1921 - 20 Aug 2006 SN-L 24 Aug 2006

[Note: Son of Edward & Nellie (  ) Dye; married 3 Dec 1952 Norma Clark]
Jess W. Dye, age 87, died August 20, 2006, at Springfield, Mo. He was born Sept. 2, 1921, the son of Edward and Nellie Dye of St. Louis, Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Vernie, Ray and Charles Dye; and three sisters, Cora Gaede, May Bartlett and Ruth Crass. Jess was a decorated World War II U.S. Army Veteran. He attended Kinser Chapel, Springfield, Mo., was a member of Polar Star-Rose Hill Masonic Lodge, St. Louis County, Mo., and a member of Disabled American Veterans, WIT, Winnie Mo Tasca, The Ozark Winnies, and the Used To Be RVers. Jess was married to Norma Clark Dec. 3, 1952, at Pocahontas, Ark. He was a devoted husband, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friends. Jess also loved motorhoming, nature, history, pets and wildlife. Jess is survived by his wife, Norma, of 53 years; four sisters, all of Mo., Effie Cox, Springfield, Carrie Gaede, Elsinore, Ruby Deatherage, Florissant, and Virginia McCune, St. Peters; two brothers-in-law, Sherman and wife, Lillian Crass, Conway, Ark., and Henry Clark, Sparta, Mo.; three sisters-in-law, Lucille and Raymond Jackson, Springfield; Audrey Barr, Mesa, Ariz., and Nona and Michael Stephens, Springfield; and his very special to him nieces and nephews, and many friends. Services will be Friday, Aug. 25, at 2 p.m. in Missouri Veterans Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Kinser Chapel Church, Springfield, Mo.

 

Dye, Lola Ellen 8 Jul 1915 - 4 Jan 1926 CCR 8 Jan 1926 p1

[Note: Daughter of Roy L. & Verda E. (Anderson) Dye]

Lola Dye, 7 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Dye, living near Chestnutridge, fell from a wagon last Monday morning driven by Charles Davis, receiving injuries from which she died about noon Monday. Funeral services and burial were held Tuesday afternoon at the Chestnutridge cemetery.

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Dye, Lola Ellen 8 Jul 1915 - 4 Jan 1926 CCR 8 Jan 1926 p1 & CCR 15 Jan 1926 p1

Once again the death angel has visited our home and taken from us our darling little girl, Lola. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Dye and was born July 8th, 1915 and died January 4th, 1926, age 10 years, 5 months and 25 days. She knew relatives and friends to the very end. She saw a picture of Christ on the wall near her bed and repeated over and over again, “Behold I stand at the door and knock. Jesus said unto his disciples, “Suffer the little children to come unto me, for of such is the kingdom of God.” She leaves father, mother, one sister and a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. One brother preceded her in death two and a one-half years ago. Funeral services were held at Chestnutridge church, conducted by Rev. Albert Gray and Rev. Steve Bilyeu with burial at the Schupbach cemetery Tuesday afternoon, January 5, 1926. Peaceful be thy silent slumber: Peaceful in they grave so low; Though no more will join our number, Thou no more our sorrow know. Yet again we hope to meet thee, When the day of life is fled; And in Heaven with joy to greet thee Where no farewell tears are shed. “Let us be patient! These severe affliction not from the ground arise, But often time celestial benedictions Assume this dark disguise.

 

Dye, Lula May (Walker) 9 Aug 1914 - 4 May 2003

[Note: Daughter of Ruffus & Ella (Harris) Walker; married 25 Aug 1933 Garland Galena Dye 10 Nov 1912 - 20 Dec 2002]

Lula May Dye, age 88, of Ozark, passed away Sunday, May 4, 2003 in Ozark Nursing and Care Center. She was born August 9, 1914 near Ava, the daughter of Ruffus and Ella (Harris) Walker. On August 25, 1933 she and Garland Galena Dye were married. Survivors include three children and their spouses, Pauline and Stanley Brooke, Jerry and Jane Dye and Donnal and Janet Dye, all of Ozark; seven grandchildren, Ava Hamm, Tammi Waterman, Joy Mosher, Tim McCormack, Cindy Reed, Shanie McKnelly, and Shannon Dye; fourteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Clifford Walker and Sammy Walker, both of Ava, and Leroy Walker, Rockaway Beach; and a sister, Alice Rippee, Ava. She was preceded in death by her husband, Garland, on December 20, 2002; a daughter, Virginia Watkins; two grandsons, Gary Ritter and Jerry Brooke; a sister, Ruby Walker; and her parents. A graveside funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Hopedale Cemetery with Rev. Clifford Day officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1-6 p.m. on Tuesday. The casket will remain closed at all times. Springfield News-Leader, May 6, 2003.

 

Dye, Margaret Frances “Maggie” (Walters) Chaves 27 Oct 1888 - 21 Nov 1967     CCR 30 Nov 1967 p1

[Note: Daughter of ? & Castella P (Conn) Walters - Castella later married Stevenson ; married ? Chaves; married 26 Feb 1914 Columbus “Lum” Dye 2 Aug 1885 - 18 Jan 1982]

Mrs. Frances Dye, 79, Ozark, a lifelong Christian County residents, died at 7:15  p.m. Tuesday, November 21, in Mercy Villa where she had been a patient six months. She was a member of the New Haven Church. Surviving are her husband, Lum; a son, Sam Chaves, Fairbanks, Alaska; a daughter Mrs. Frances Vawter, Fresno, Calif.; 12 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Harris Chapel here with the Rev. Hubert Swearengin officiating, Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery.

 

Dye, Natha Lea  (Cox) 2 Jan 1938 - 18 Dec 1999  CCH-N 29 Dec 1999

[Note: Daughter of Ted & Mary Magdalene (Lee) Cox; married 22 Mar 1953 James H. “Jim” Dye]

Natha Lea Dye, age 61, of Highlandville, died Saturday, December 18, 1999. She was born January 2, 1938 in the Abesville Community and was the daughter of Ted Cox and Mary Magdalene (Lee) Cox. On March 22, 1953 she and James H. Dye were married. Natha Lea was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Highlandville. She had been a member of the Christian County Extension Club and helped with 4-H Clubs. She was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Survivors include: her husband, Jim; two children, Kim Dye and his wife, Brenda, and Dianna Price and her husband, Eric, all of Highlandville; six grandchildren, Gail Dye, Kevin Dye, Daniel Price, Steven Price, Betsy Dye, and Emily Dye; a bother Clell Cox and his wife, Donna, Salem, Arkansas; her mother-in-law, Lucille Dye, Highlandville; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Her parents and father-in-law, Ernest Dye preceded her in death. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 21, 1999 in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa with Pastor George Bishop and Pastor Rick Washam officiating. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery.

 

Dye, Odessa (Stewart) 2 Apr 1902 - 13 Apr 1926 CCR 23 Apr 1926 p1

[Note: Daughter of Vinett Vance & Margaret Melissa (Slane) Stewart; married 3 Mar 1918 Randolph “Dolpha” Dye 25 Apr 1894 - 24 Feb 1976]

Odessa Stewart Dye was born at Nixa, Missouri, April 2nd, 1902, and departed this life April 13th, 1926, being 24 years and 22 days old. She was married to Randolph Dye March 3rd, 1918, and to this union were born three children, one girl and two boys. She united with the Baptist church at Chestnutridge July 20th, 1920 and lived a faithful member unto the end. Her last prayers were for God to have mercy on the husband and little children. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church at Chestnutridge Wednesday afternoon, April 14th, conducted by Rev. Snow and Rev. Albert Gray with burial in the Schupbach cemetery. The deceased was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. V. V. Stewart of Kansas. She was a kind mother, a faithful and loving wife. She leaves three children, a father, mother, seven sisters, one brother, and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her departure.  Call not back the dear departed, Anchored safe where storms are o’er. On the border land we left her Soon to meet and part no more. Far beyond this world of changes, Far beyond this world of care, We shall find our missing loved on In our Father’s mansion there. Jesus, while our hearts are bleeding O’er the spoils that death has won We would at this solemn meeting Calmly say, “Thy will be don,” Tho’ cast down, we’re not forsaken; Tho’ afflicted, not alone. Thou didst give and thou hast taken Blessed Lord, Thy will be done.  -- Mrs. Jewel Stewart, Chestnutridge, Mo.

 

Dye, Randolph 25 Apr 1894 - 24 Feb 1976 OH 4 Mar 1976 p9

[Note: Son of James Wesley “Tank” & Mary Ella (Atterberry) Dye; married Odessa Stewart 2 Apr 1902 - 13 Apr 1926; married 23 Jan 1943 Clarice Ineze Harp 14 Nov 1914 - 24 Apr 2007 m/1 Young]

CHESTNUTRIDGE - Randolph Dye, 81, Chestnutridge, died at 5:19 p.m. Tuesday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, after a long illness. Mr. Dye was a veteran of World War I with the Army and was a member of the New Haven General Baptist Church east of here. Survivors include his wife Clarice; two sons, Burless of Seymour and Gaylord of Springfield; a daughter, Mrs. Erma Roluff, Weimar, Calif.; two step-sons, Ron Young, Las Vegas, Nev. and Doyle Young, Sacramento, Calif.; 18 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Services for Randolph Dye, 81, Chestnutridge, were at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the New Haven General Baptist Church with the Rev. Elmer Davis officiating. Burial was in Schupbach Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark.

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Dye, Randolph 25 Apr 1894 - 24 Feb 1976 OH 18 Mar 1976 p11

We wish to thank all our friends and neighbors for the prayers, cards, flowers, food and all acts of kindness during the death of our loved one, Randolph Dye. May God bless each of You.  The Randolph Dye Family.

 

Dye, Richard ? - 2001 CCH-N 9 Mar 2005

[Note: no SSDI found]

            Jerry Dye, found guilty by jury in January of killing his brother, Richard, in 2001, was sentenced March 4 to three years in prison for armed criminal action and one year of involuntary manslaughter. He was fined $500 for a conviction of unlawful use of a weapon. The sentences will run concurrently, and Dye received credit, for time already served in the state penitentiary

            Dye’s attorney, Gail Fredrick, told Judge James Eiffert that an appeal was unlikely.

            Cleek said that the sentence what he’s expected though he would have liked the sentences to run consecutively.

            But the dead man’s common-law wife, Eileen Akers, Oklahoma, was distraught following the sentence, calling Dye’s court process “a mockery of the justice system.”

            “In Oklahoma, smaller crime gets (three years of jail). He took a big part of our life,” she said, referring to herself and 14-year-old daughter, Carly.

            She added that the family land in Missouri had been forfeited during the nearly four-year lawsuit. “Richard is gone and our family legacy is gone.”

            Cleek said he talked to Akers following the sentencing and told her there was nothing more she could have done to aid in Jerry Dye’s prosecution.


Dye, Roy L. 5 Mar 1889 - 22 Apr 1951 CCR 26 Apr 1951

[Note: Son of James Wesley “Tank” & Mary Ellen “Ella” (Arterberry) Dye; married Verda E. Anderson 17 Oct 1891 - 5 Nov 1976]

Roy Dye, 62, son of the late J. W. and Ella Dye, died in his home in Spokane Sunday morning following a long illness. He was a lifelong resident of Christian county and a member of Chestnut Ridge Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Verda Anderson Dye; two daughters, Mrs. Louis Holt of Reeds Spring and Mrs. Herschel Barnhart of Spokane; his mother, Mrs. Ella Dye of Spokane; a brother, Randolph Dye of Chestnut Ridge; and three sisters, Mrs. Isham Melton of Spokane, Mrs. Guy Paxton of San Angelo, TX, and Mrs. Virgil Garner of Chelsea, OK. Services were held Tuesday in Chestnut Ridge Baptist church. Burial was in Schupbach cemetery under direction of Chaffin of Ozark.

 

Dye, Shelton 13 Jul 1966 - 13 Jul 1966  CCR 14 Jul 1966 p1

[Note: Son of Tom & ? (Shelton) Dye]

The son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Dye, Springfield, died early Thursday in Burge Protestant Hospital, shortly after birth. Besides the parents, he is survived by two brothers, Scott and Danny and a sister, Susan, all of the home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Dye, Sparta; and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Shelton, Granite City, Ill. Adams-Lakin of Ozark will announce arrangements.

 

Dye, Thomas Robert 3 Sep 1868 - 18 Dec 1947 CCR 25 Dec 1947 p1

[Note: Son of  Thomas & Rosanna (Woolen) Dye; married 2 Sep 1896  Ida May Farmer  3 Nov 1873 - 13 Mar 1955]

Thomas Robert Dye, 79, prominent farmer of the Sparta community, died Dec. 18 at his home near Sparta. The son of Thomas and Rosanna Dye, he was born at Oskaloosa, Iowa, on Sept. 3, 1868. In 1896, he was married to Ida May Farmer, and to this union were born two sons, George and Fred, both of Sparta, and one daughter, Mrs. Mayme Burrows. He is survived by his wife and children, one brother, Homer Dye of New Sharon, Iowa, one sister, Mrs. Rose Piersol of Grinnell, Iowa, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Dec. 20 at the Sparta Baptist church, conducted by Rev. Reg M. Mapes, with burial in Sparta cemetery under direction of the Sparta Funeral Home. Masonic services were conducted at the grave.

 

Dye, Tonya Rae 25 Aug 1938 - 10 Jun 1977  OH 16 Jun 1977 p1

[Note: Daughter of  Fred Raymond & Agnes (Workman) Dye]

Local School Teacher Body Found In Lake

Services were held Monday for Miss Tonya Rae Dye, 38, of 2146 South Fairway whose body was found in Table Rock Lake Friday. Stone County Coroner Gary Stumpff said Miss Dye’s body was recovered about 5 p.m. near the Mo 13 bridge near Kimberling City. Stumpff said the cause of death was undetermined. James R. Barnes, Stone County sheriff is conducting an investigation into the death. He said he would wait until after an autopsy was performed before setting a date for an inquest. Results of the autopsy haven’t been released as yet. Sheriff Barnes said person in a boat discovered the body. He said she had not been reported missing to his office. A second grade teacher at Ozark, Miss Dye had also taught at Raytown and Hickman Mills. She had attended school at Sparta and Forsyth and was a graduate of Southwest Missouri State University. She had suffered from arthritis since she was 14, according to a funeral home spokesman. Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dye, Ozark and a sister, Mrs. Roberta Roberts, Strafford. Services were at 2 p.m. Monday in Greenlawn Funeral Home. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.

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Dye, Tonya Rae 25 Aug 1938 - 10 Jun 1977  OH 16 Jun 1977 p8

We wish to thank each and every one for the kindness and concern shown our family during the death of our daughter and sister, Tonya Rae Dye. We wish to thank everyone for food, cards, visits, calls, flowers and prayers, also any and all help we received. The Family of Tonya Rae Dye.   Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dye; Mr. and Mrs. Pete Roberts and Debbie; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Roberts; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Phillips.

 

Dye, Vera Lucille (Zeigler) 14 Nov 1918 - 4 Aug 2011 SN-L 5 Aug 2011

[Note: Daughter of Henry & Minnie Ellen (Stiles) Zeigler; married 11 Aug 1934 Ernest Milo Dye 2 Nov 1909 - 30 Mar 1996]

Vera Lucille Dye, 96, Highlandville. Arrangements: Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

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Dye, Vera Lucille (Zeigler) 14 Nov 1918 - 4 Aug 2011 Adams FH

Vera Lucille Dye, age 92, Highlandville, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2011. She was born November 14, 1918 in Sabetha, Kansas, the daughter of Henry and Minnie Ellen (Stiles) Zeigler. On August 11, 1934 she was united in marriage to Ernest Milo Dye, who preceded her in death in 1996. Lucille was the oldest living member of the First Central Baptist Church at Green Mound where she had been a member for more than 70 years. Survivors include: three children, Jim Dye, Highlandville, Glenn Dye and wife Carolyn, Highlandville, and Bonnie and George Bishop, Highlandville; six grandchildren, Kim Dye and Diana Price, Russell and Tim Bishop and Paula Bernard and Joe Dye; 13 great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Lucille was preceded in death by her parents; and 13 brothers and sisters. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark with Pastor Randy Milnes officiating. Burial will follow in Highlandville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM Friday in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to First Central Baptist Church at Green Mound.

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Dye, Vera Lucille (Zeigler) 14 Nov 1918 - 4 Aug 2011 CCH-N 10 Aug 2011

Vera Lucille Dye, 92, Highlandville, died Aug. 4, 2011. She was born Nov. 14, 1918, in Sabetha, Kan., the daughter of Henry and Minnie Ellen (Stiles) Zeigler. On Aug. 11, 1934, she was united in marriage to Ernest Milo Dye, who preceded her in death in 1996. Lucille was the oldest living member of the First Central Baptist Church at Green Mound where she had been a member for more than 70 years. Survivors include: Three children, Jim Dye, Highlandville, Glenn Dye and wife Carolyn, Highlandville, and Bonnie and George Bishop, Highlandville; six grandchildren, Kim Dye and Diana Price, Russell and Tim Bishop and Paula Bernard and Joe Dye; 13 great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Lucille was preceded in death by her parents; and 13 brothers and sisters. A funeral was held at 1 p.m. Aug. 6 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark with Pastor Randy Milnes officiating. Burial followed in Highlandville Cemetery. Visitation was 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 5 in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to First Central Baptist Church at Green Mound.

Dye, Verda E. (Anderson) 17 Oct 1891 - 5 Nov 1976  OH 11 Nov 1976 p9

[Note: Daughter of George W. & Mary E. (Hancock) Anderson; married Roy L. Dye 5 Mar 1889 - 22 Apr 1951]

SPOKANE - Services for Mrs. Verda E. Dye, 85, Spokane, were at 2 p.m. Today in Chestnutridge Baptist church with the Rev. Raymond Loyd officiating. Burial was in Schupbach Cemetery near Spokane, under direction of Harris of Ozark. Mrs. Dye died at 1:05 a.m. Friday in Springfield Nursing Home after a long illness. She was a member of Chestnutridge Baptist Church. Mrs. Dye was a native of the Christian Center community near Ozark and moved to Chestnutridge before moving to Spokane in 1948. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lorene Barnhart, Spokane and Mrs. Imogene Holt, Reeds Spring and a sister, Mrs. Joe Payne, Nixa.

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Dye, Verda E. (Anderson) 17 Oct 1891 - 5 Nov 1976  OH 18 Nov 1976 p10

May God Bless each of you for your kind words and deeds during the loss of our beloved mother, Verda Dye. Thank you so much for the beautiful flowers, food, cards and visits. A special thanks to Rev. Raymond Loyd and Rev. Bill Lancaster for their word of comfort and to Betty and Mark Swadley for their music at mother’s memorial services.  Mr. and Mrs. Herschel Barnhart.  Mr. and Mrs. Louis Holt.

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Dye, Verda E. 17 Oct 1891 - 5 Nov 1976 OH 13 Oct 1977 p12

In memory of our loving mother, Verda Dye, who went on to heaven, November 5, 1976 “Happy Birthday!” dear Mother in heaven, October 17th is your special day. Celebrate it this year with Jesus in that beautiful land far away. You left us with so many fond memories, we think of you all day and night long. But someday we will be together and celebrate together with Song, Your daughters, Lorene and Imogene.

 

Dyer, Ada (Allen) 6 Apr 1906 - 8 Oct 1972 CCR 12 Oct 1972 p1

[Note: Daughter of Isaac & Anna Elizabeth (Bailey) Allen; married Wilson Earl Dyer]

Funeral services for Mrs. Ada Dyer of Ontario, Calif. were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Ontario. Burial was there also. Mrs. Dyer died at 5:05 a.m. Sunday in a nursing home at Ontario following a long illness. She was a former resident of Springfield and a native of Ozark. Survivors include a son, Wilson Earl Dyer, II, of Oakland, Calif. and two sisters, Mrs. Alma Morrisett of Ontario, Calif. and Mrs. Lucille King of Kansas City, Kan.

 

Dyer, George T. 1 Dec 1902 - 13 Dec 1976 OH 16 Dec 1976 p2

NIXA - Services for George T. Dyer, 74, Nixa, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Harris Chapel here with the Rev. Roscoe Harding officiating. Burial was in Payne Cemetery. Mr. Dyer died early Monday at his home after an apparent heart attack. He was a member of the Methodist Church and worked as a carpenter. He is survived by two brothers, Samuel of Ayrshire, Iowa. and Robert of Curlew, Iowa and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Ward, Curlew, Iowa, Mrs. Lillian Marker, Booneville, Ark. and Mrs. Anna Needham, Placerville, Calif.

Dyer, George W. 5 Sep 1948 - 26 Feb 2011 SN-L 27 Feb 2011

[Note: Son of Ray & Eloise (Woods) Dyer; married 20 Jan 1984 Kathryn Kolb]

George W. Dyer, 62, Springfield, passed away at 5:20 a.m., Saturday, February 26, 2011 in his home following a long battle with cancer. He was born September 5, 1948 in Ozark, Missouri, the son of the late Ray and Eloise (Woods) Dyer. He was united in marriage on January 20, 1984 to Kathryn Kolb. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Ronnie. George was a truck driver with Springfield Ready Mix for the past 33 years. He was a member of Elk's Lodge No. 409 and enjoyed four wheeling in Colorado. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn; a son, Jerry Kolb and his wife Barbie, Rogersville; a daughter, Cindy Dean and her husband Leonard, Bainbridge, Ga.; two granddaughters, Courtney Stutzman and her husband Brandon, Ozark; Breanna Dean, Bainbridge, Ga.; two grandsons, Jeremy and Zachary Kolb, Rogersville; a sister, Joyce Dyer, Fairbanks, Alaska; and many other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, February 28, 2011 in J.D. Lee and Sons Funeral Home, Rogersville. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 1, 2011 in the Freewill Baptist Church, Fordland. Burial will follow in Fordland Cemetery. Online condolences and guest book signing may also be made at www.jdleeandsons.com.

Dyjor, Mary Burgdorf 1904 - 6 Mar 1988  OH 10 Mar 1988

Mary Burgdorf Dyjor, 83, of Nixa, died at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. Services for Mrs. Dyjor will be held in Collinsville, Illinois.

 

Dyke, Mary Margaret (Wright) Peery 17 May 1913 - 15 Mar 2009 CCH-N 18 Mar 2009

[Note: Daughter of Don & Lucille (Johnson) Wright; married ? Peery; married ? Dyke]

Mary Margaret Dyke, 90, Stockton, died March 15, 2009, at Stockton Nursing Home. She was born May 17, 1913, at Miller, to Don and Lucille (Johnson) Wright. She lived in Harrisonville and Stockton most of her life, and worked as a nurses aide in a nursing home for several years.  Survivors include a daughter, Martha Hastings of East Lynne; a son, Butch Peery of Ozark; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Graveside memorial services were at 1 p.m. March 19, in Stockton Cemetery under the direction of Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland.

 

Dykes, Annie (Kinser) Davis 17 Jan 1860 - 2 Jul 1936 CCR 9 Jul 1936 p1

[Note: married ? Davis; married John Dykes; no MO DC found]

Mrs. Annie Dykes was born, Jan. 17, 1860, and departed this life July 2, 1936, aged 76 years, 5 months and 15 days. She was born in Greene county and lived here most all her life. She united with the Methodist church in early life. She leaves, surviving her, Mr. John Dykes, her husband, and four sons, Lon Davis and Robert Davis, of Springfield, Albert Davis of Ongo and Jake Davis of Ozark, two brothers, Bill Kinser, of Oklahoma City, and Albert Kinser of Springfield, 16 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and a host of friends. Funeral services were held July 4 at the Doran church, conducted by Rev. Dillon and burial was in the Lee cemetery under the direction of the Klepper Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

Dykes, James W. 12 Dec 1980 - 15 Jan 2006 SN-L 17 Jan 2006

[Note: Son of Ron & Bettie  (  ) Dykes]

James went to be with the Lord Sunday, January 15, 2006, at 9:30 a.m. after battling Friedreich's Ataxia for several years. James was born December 12, 1980, in McKinney, Texas. James graduated from Chanute Christian Academy, Chanute, Kansas, in May 1999. He graduated from OTC in 2002 and achieved one of his lifelong goals of graduating from MSU in the Spring of 2005. Following graduation, he remained active with Campus Crusade for Christ as well as a Bible study leader at the "Potter's House." James was actively involved with James River Assembly of God Church for over five years. James was employed by the "Dixie Stampede Family" for five seasons where he was honored as "Cast Member of the Year" in 2002. In the Fall of 2002, he was the recipient of the MDA Greater Ozarks Personal Achievement Award. James is survived by his parents, Ron and Bettie Dykes, and one brother, Jason, of Greenfield; a sister, Shona and husband, Rodney Crays; a nephew, Devin; two nieces, Crystal and Rachel, of Humboldt, Kan. Also surviving are grandparents, Everett and Margaret Dykes, of Great Bend, Kan.; and a grandmother, Wilma MarshHutchings and husband, Harold, of Kansas City, Kan. A host of friends and extended family were also an important part of James' life. James was preceded in death by one sister, Ronna; a grandfather, Carl Marsh; and an uncle, Randy Dykes. Funeral services, under the care of Thieme-Shadel Funeral Service at Rivermonte, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 18, 2006, at James River Assembly of God Church. Burial will be at 4 p.m. in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Kansas City, Kan. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to the James W. Dykes Scholarship Fund at MSU with envelopes provided at the funeral home. Online personal condolences may be made at www.thieme-shadel.com.

 

Dykes, Mary (Gasperson) 8 Jul 1900 - 18 Jan 1978 OH 25 Jan 1978 p4

[Note: Daughter of ? & Susan (?) Gasperson; married Robert Dykes]

Mrs. Mary Dykes, 77, of 2440 N. Prospect, died at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Park Central Hospital after a short illness. Survivors include four sons, Robert Charles, Jr., Charles, Melvin and Lloyd, all of Springfield; one daughter, Mrs. Pauline McNurlen, Route 1, Rogersville; her mother, Mrs. Susan Smoot. Springfield; one brother, Bill Gasperson, Vanzant; a half-brother, Buster Smoot, Springfield; two half sisters, Mrs. Blanche Henry, Springfield and Leona Smith, Strafford; and 20 grandchildren.

 

Dykes, Mary Marie 20 Sep 1909 - 5 Sep 1985 OH 12 Sep 1985 p11

[Note: married Glen Dykes 16 May 1910 - 13 Feb 2004]

Services for Mary Marie Dykes, 76, Strafford, were held Sept. 9 in Ralph Thieme Chapel, Springfield, with the Revs. Hubert Swearengin and Burney Claxton officiating. Burial was in Danforth Cemetery. Mrs. Dykes died Sept. 5 in her home following a short illness. A native and lifelong resident of Strafford, she attended North Star School and was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Glen; a son, Billy, Rogersville; two daughters, Wilma Long, Rogersville, and Alma Terrell, Nixa; a sister, Alma Stubbs, Springfield; nine grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

 

Dysart, Bobby S. 1929 - 6 Jun 2005 SN-L 8 Jun 2005

[Note: Son of Samuel & Eula (  ) Dysart; married 1955 Shirley]

Bobby S. Dysart, 75, of Nixa, Mo., went home to be with his Lord June 6, 2005, after a short illness in Cox Hospital. Bob was born in 1929 to Samuel and Eula Dysart in Fayette, Mo. He served his country in Korea and was honorably discharged in 1952 from the United States Army. Bob retired from Phillips Petroleum in Kansas City, Kan., after 35 years, then finished his career with Sun Oil Company in Tulsa, Okla., in 1991. He was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church of Springfield, Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers. Survived by his wife of 50 years, Shirley; two daughters, Jayne Murphy and husband, Paul, and Carrie Hoffman and husband, Joe; four grandchildren, Kyle Murphy, Brooke Murphy, Chris Hoffman, and Kathryn Hoffman; sister, Betty Shields of Holt, Mo.; and many nieces and nephews. Services will be held Thursday, June 9, in Gorman Scharpf Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. with services immediately following. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church building fund or a charity of personal choosing in care of Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home.

 

Dyson, Christine (Drisdale) 11 Jul 1920 - 13 Jul 2011 SN-L 16 Jul 2011 & GreenlawnFH

[Note: Daughter of Homer & Nora (Gilmore) Drisdale; married 11 Apr 1936 Richard N. “Doc” Dyson 22 Apr 1916 - 27 Jun 2002]

Christine Dyson, age 91, of Ozark, Mo., passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2011, in Cox Medical Center South. She was born July 11, 1920, in Dade County, Mo., to Homer and Nora (Gilmore) Drisdale. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church. She loved her church, family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband of 66 years, Doc Dyson. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon David; grandson, Michael David and wife Dee; granddaughter, Jennifer Duncan and husband Monte; great-grandsons, Jonathan Hart, Cooper and Mason Duncan; great-great-grandson, Jack Hart; son-in-law, Don David; nieces; nephews; sister-in-law, Ruby Dyson-Smith; Bernard Tellez; as well as other relatives, neighbors, and friends. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, July 16, 2011, in Greenlawn Funeral Home East, Springfield, Mo., with Dr. John Marshall officiating. Burial will follow in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens, Springfield, Mo. Visitation will be held from 11 to 12:30 p.m., on Saturday, July 16, 2011, in the funeral home. Arrangements have been entrusted to Greenlawn Funeral Home East, Springfield, Mo. In lieu of plants or flowers memorial contributions may be made to either the Memorial Fund at Second Baptist Church, or the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be made to www.greenlawnfuneralhome.com.

Dyson, Junior F. 27 May 1918 - 29 Aug 1985 OH 5 Sep 1985 p6

Graveside services for Junior F. Dyson, 67, Springfield, were held Aug. 31 in Greenlawn Cemetery with the Rev. James Reimer officiating. Burial was under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Mr. Dyson died Aug. 29 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, following a short illness. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a retired carpenter. Survivors include a daughter, Paula Melton, Glencoe; a son, Charles, Springfield; a brother, Richard, Ozark; and four grandchildren.

 

Dyson, Richard N. “Doc” 22 Apr 1916 - 27 Jun 2002  OH 2 Apr 1986 p11

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Dyson, Christine (Drisdale) OH 2 Apr 1986 p11

[Note: probably the Christine Drisdale born about 1921 in Dade County, Missouri to Homer & Nora (Gilmore) Drisdale; father died at Ash Grove in 1931; no SSDI record found]

To Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. R. N. “Doc” Dyson, Ozark, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, April 13, with a reception at the Second Baptist Church Fellowship Hall at 1201 South Oak Grove in Springfield. All relatives and friends are invited to call from 2 to 4 p.m. The omission of gifts is requested. Hosting the celebration will be their daughter, Sharon David, her husband, Don and their son, Michael and daughter, Jennifer, of Eureka, Mo. R. N. Dyson and Christine Drisdale were married April 11, 1936 in Springfield.

 

Dziwanowski, Mark Anthony 13 Nov 1957 - 18 Nov 2005 SN-L 21 Nov 2005

[Note: Son of Walter John & Mary (Griczin) Dziwanowski; married 2 Nov 1996 Sherry Thomas]

Mark Anthony Dziwanowski, 48, Billings, passed away at 11:36 p.m. Friday, November 18, 2005, at his home after a 3.5 year, courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born November 13, 1957, in Marietta, Ohio, to Walter John Dziwanowski and Mary Griczin Dziwanowski. Mark served in the U.S. Navy for six years. He was united in marriage to Sherry Thomas on November 2, 1996. He is survived by his wife, Sherry, and two children, Nicholas and Jadyn, all of the home; his mother and step-father, Mary and Bill Revere, Seffner, Fla.; sister, Loretta Anderson, Edgemere, Md.; brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Debbie Dziwanowski, Glen Burnie, Md.; brother and sister-in-law, Eric and Amelia Dziwanowski, Bentonville, Ark.; sister and brother-in-law, Julia and Ernesto Cancio, Seffner, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 23, at St. Peter's Evangelical UCC, Billings, with Rev. Doug Burwick officiating, under direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Billings. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Peter's Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22, at Meadors Chapel, Billings. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a trust fund for Nicholas and Jadyn Dziwanowski at the Bank of Billings.

 

Dunigan, Rhoda Ellen 1861 - 20 Feb 1949  CCR 24 Feb 1949

Funeral services for Mrs. Rhoda Ellen Dunigan, 87, who died Sunday, Feb. 20, at her home in Clever, were held Tuesday afternoon at the Maples-Harris funeral chapel, with Rev. Lynn Swadley officiating. Burial was in Snapp cemetery at Forsyth. Survivors include four sons, Charles, Ance, Roy and Kenney; a sister, Mrs. Cynthia Powell of Clever; 31 grandchildren and 51 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Baptist church.

 

Dunkle, Sarah Jane (Barsten) 24 Aug 1847 - 20 Mar 1930 CCR 27 Mar 1930

[Note: Daughter of Ned & Cloe (Clark) Barsten; married ? Dunkle; probably married Charles]

Mrs. Jane Dunkle died at her home near Spokane March 20 at the age of 82 years. She leaves one son and two daughters, besides other relatives and friends to mourn her departure. Funeral services were held March 21 at 3 p.m. at the Ponce de Leon cemetery by Rev. Ross Carter with burial under the direction of T.B. Chaffin of Ozark.

 

Dunlap, Fred Custer 25 Jun 1976 - 13 Dec 1937 CCR 16 Dec 1937 p6

[Note: Son of John H. & Tolleta (Hornbeak) Dunlap; married Hattie A. Troxell; Elizabeth Carrie (Blackman) Duncan 1 May 1872  - 5 Oct 1950 was daughter of  John S. & Eliza M. (Hornbeak) Blackman]

Mrs. T.R. Duncan received a message Tuesday of the death of her cousin, Fred. C. Dunlap, who passed away that day at his home in St. Louis. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday in Springfield with burial in Hazelwood cemetery.

 

Dunlap, Sarah Elizabeth (Gilmore) 9 Nov 1865 - 17 Sep 1939 CCR 21 Sep 1939 p1

[Note: Daughter of James Lowe & Sarah Elizabeth (Land) Gilmore; married William W. Dunlap 11 Mar 1861 - 21 May 1928]

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Dunlap, 78, of Springfield, a former resident of Sparta, were held Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Sparta Baptist church by Rev. Lynn Swadley with burial in the Sparta cemetery under the direction of the Sparta Undertaking Co., Rathbun & Chaffin.

 

Dunlap, Virginia E. (Flowers) 15 Aug 1907 - 6 Oct 1985 OH 10 Oct 1985 p15

[Note: married Marvin E. Dunlap 24 Jul 1907 - 4 Jul 1987]

Services for Virginia E. Dunlap, 78, Nixa, were held Oct. 9 in Harris Funeral Home with the Rev. Clell Wieneke officiating. Burial was in McConnell Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. Dunlap died Oct. 6 in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, following a short illness. Formerly of Denver, she moved to Springfield in 1954 and to Nixa in 1972. She was a member of Calvary Baptist church. Survivors include her husband, Marvin; a brother, Thomas Flowers, Hot Springs, Ark.; ad two sisters, Iva Burk and Mable Jackson, both of Hot Springs, Ark.

 

Dunlap, William M. 11 Mar 1861 - 21 May 1928 CCR 31 May 1928 p1

[Note: married 3 Jun 1882 Sarah Elizabeth Gilmore 9 Nov 1865 - 17 Sep 1939]

Mr. W. W. Dunlap, 67, died Sunday night at his home in Harrison, Arkansas, following a long illness. He is survived by his wife. Mr. Otto Rathbun of Sparta, manager of the Sparta Undertaking Co., was called to take care of the body. Funeral services were held at Sparta Baptist church at 2:00 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. Burial was made in I. O. O. F. Cemetery,

 

Dunn, Brenda Lee Aug 1967 - Mar 1968  CCR 28 Mar 1968 p5

[Note: Daughter of Frances & ? (Young) Dunn]

Funeral services for Brenda Lee Dunn, seven month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frances Dunn of Protem, were held Thursday afternoon, March 21 in the Protem Church with burial in the Protem Cemetery under direction of the Forsyth Funeral Home of Forsyth. Surviving besides the parents are a sister, Tammy of the home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Dunn of Protem and Mrs. Neva Young of Forsyth and great grandparents, Mrs. Ida Akin of Forsyth and Mrs. Minnie Blankenship of Ozark.

 

Dunn, Charles Edward “Charlie” 11 Sep 1941 – 23 Jan 2000  CCH-N 25 Jan 2000

[Note: Son of Charles Ivy & Olive (Blankenship) Dunn; married Texie Jo St. John]

Charles “Charlie” Edward Dunn, 58, Ozark, Missouri, passed away Sunday, January 23, 2000 at 5:52 a.m. in his home. He was born September 11, 1941 in Protem. Charlie was the fourth child of eight born to Charles and Olive (Blankenship) Dunn. Charlie grew up working the family farm, living the Ozark-Sparta area. A brother and friend to all who knew him, he picked up the family nickname “Buddy.” Charlie is survived by his loving wife Texie Jo St. John, of Sparta, they were united in marriage on May 1, 1960 in Harrison, Arkansas. To this union of marriage three sons were born, two of which survive him. His eldest, LaVal lives in Poplar Bluff, Missouri with his wife Gayla, his youngest, Bruce, lives in Ozark with wife Joyce and their son Jacob, his mother Olive Dunn, Ozark; one brother Harley Dunn, Ozark, six sisters Maxine Pursell and husband Bill, Madera, California; Pauline Pettit, Claude, Texas; Charlene DeLisle and husband Bob, Sparta; Shirley Orlowski and husband Terry, Peoria. Arizona; Mary Rogers and husband Eugene, Reuter; Debbie Buller and husband Terry, Clovis California; a special friend Jack King and wife Lavonia, Rogers, Arkansas; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of other loving relatives and friends. Charlie joins in heaven with his middle son Mark Anthony, who left this earth April 16, 1974 and his father who departed on December 11, 1998. Charlie had a great love for his family, dedicating himself to his wife and sons and supporting them throughout their lives. He was also a great supporter of the Ozark community, involved with the development of the Christian County Baseball for Boys in 1968, as well as helping with school and athletic programs. Charlie was also involved in Future Farmers of America and 4-H programs, along with his sons and wife Texie. His life was composed of family, work, and many friends that will miss him dearly. Charlie started working for M.F.A. at the age of sixteen and worked there for twenty six years in sales and management. After retiring from M.F.A. in 1984 he then began selling real estate in the Ozark area, joining Carol Jones Realtors on December 31, 1991 and where he was currently employed. We have lost a wonderful husband, father, son, grandfather, brother and a true friend. Charlie “Pe paw” will especially be missed by his grandson Jacob Anthony Dunn. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 26, 2000 in Barnes Family Funeral Home with Rev. Hubert Swearengin officiating. Burial will follow in Sparta Cemetery, Sparta. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 25, 2000 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, P .O. Box 30638, Columbia, Missouri 65205. A special thanks to the people of this community who knew and loved our Dad. Thank you for your kind words & gestures, and your support through this time in our lives.

The family of Charles Dunn.

 

Dunn, Charles Ivy 5 Jan 1912 - 11 Dec 1998  CCH-N 23 Dec 1998

[Note: Son of Zephaniah & Mary (Curry) Dunn; married 14 Mar 1934 Olive Victoria Blankenship 3 Jul 1915 - 2 Dec 2000]

Charles Ivy Dunn; age 86, of Ozark, died Friday, December 11, in his home. He was born January 5, 1912 in Cedar Creek and was the son of Zephaniah and Mary (Curry) Dunn. On March 14, 1934 he and Olive Victoria Blankenship were married. Mr. Dunn was a farmer and had retired from Ash Grove Lime and Cement Company. He was preceded in death by: His parents; five brothers, Joseph, Ernest, Alfred, Henry and Elmer Dunn; three sisters, Elsie Dunn, Cora Weaver, and Dora Smith; and four grandchildren, Mark Dunn, Kevin Rogers, Timothy Pettit, and Becky DeLisle. Survivors include: His wife, Olive; eight children, Maxine Pursell, Madera, California, Pauline Pettit, Claude, Texas, Charlene DeLisle, Sparta, Charles Dunn, Ozark, Shirley Orlowski, Peoria, Arizona, Harley Dunn, Ozark, Mary Rogers, Protem, and Debra Buller, Clovis, California; twenty-five grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, December 15, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Robert Long officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery. Visitation was held Monday evening in the funeral home.

 

Dunn, Christine Winnefred (Ellis) 3 Mar 1911 - 12 Apr 1996 CCH-N 17 Apr 1996

[Note: Daughter of Frederick & Mary (Spurrier) Ellis; married Joseph Dunn 18 Jan 1912 - Nov 1979]

Christine Winnefred Dunn, age 85, of London, Ontario, Canada, formerly of Ozark, died Friday, April 12, 1996. She was born in Cold Springs, Missouri, and was the daughter of Frederick and Mary (Spurrier) Ellis. She was a school teacher. Her husband, Joseph, was a Drury College professor before his death in 1979. She was also preceded in death by: a daughter, Jonell Rose (Juul) Mickelwait; and brothers, Dale, Glen, and Ernest Ellis. Mrs. Dunn was a member of Ozark United Methodist Church. Survivors include: a son, Stann Dunn and his wife, Linda, London, Ontario, Canada; three grandchildren, Jennifer Juul, and Alexander and Evelyn Dunn; three brothers, Arthur Ellis, Sacramento, Calif., Wayne Ellis, Wellington, Kansas, and Kenneth Ellis, Santa Barbara, Calif.; and two sisters, Bernice Turner, Fresno, Calif., and Mary Lou Bennett, Murrieta, Calif. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 18, in the United Methodist Church, Ozark, with Pastor Jimmy Young officiating. Burial followed in Denlow Cemetery, near Ava. Visitation will be from 6-8:00 p.m. today in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Dunn, Effie L. (Collins) Dec 1879 - 14 Jan 1962 CCR 18 Jan 1962 p3

[Note: Daughter of John D. & Cordelia J. (Alexander)  Collins; married Jesse Louis Dunn 3 Oct 1868 - 25 Jan 1932]

Services for Mrs. Effie Collins Dunn, 83, who died on Sunday morning in Elmhurst, were at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning to Steve Parker Chapel in Joplin. The Rev. Charles Gipson officiated with burial in Highlandville, Mo. Cemetery. Mrs. Dunn was born in Highlandville, lived 40 years in Springfield, and moved to Joplin where she lived eight years. She was a member of the Blendville Christian Church. Surviving are two sons, Howard C. Dunn of the home and John Dunn of Kansas City; three brothers, Neal Collins and Frank Lyle Collins of Los Alton, Calif. [sic - says three, but names only two - census says Frank and Lyle are two different brothers]; a sister, Mrs. Corla Stephens of Carl Junction, Colo. and three grandchildren.

 

Dunn, Frankie Eugene 25 Nov 1946 - 2 Jul 2009 CCH-N 8 Jul 2009

[Note: Son of William B. & Rose Lee (Bright) Dunn; married 1979 Connie]

Frankie Eugene Dunn, 62, passed away peacefully at his home in the early morning of July 2, 2009. He was born Nov. 25, 1946, in Springfield, the son of William B. and Rose Lee (Bright) Dunn. Frankie was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He worked for 18 years for the Frisco Railroad as a blacksmith. Frankie enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing and slots. He loved spending time with his family, grandchildren and friends. Frankie is survived by his wife Connie, the love of his life for 30 years; his parents; a daughter, Missy Dunn and husband Tim; two sons, Mark Dunn and wife Becky and Christopher Strong and wife Kristine, all of Springfield; six grandchildren, Josh, Ciera, Libbie Rose, Zachary, Monica and Jade. Frankie was expecting his seventh grandchild on Nov. 25. He is also survived by his sister, Linda Nichols and husband Bob; his brother, Terry Bright and wife Anita; and a host of family and friends. Many thanks go out to St. John’s 7th Floor Oncology unit, Hospice and Palliative Care,and for all of the prayers from family and friends over the past 18 months. We know that Frankie is at home with the Lord, without pain and is watching over us. A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. July 4 at Rivermonte Cemetery, Springfield, under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Chaplain Dennis Cochran officiating. Visitation was from 10 a.m. to noon on July 3 at Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society.

 

Dunn, Gerald “Jerry” 1983 - 11 Jul 2006 ON-L 20 Jul 2011

[Note: Son of ? & Gwen ( ) Dunn; no SSDI found]

Death Still Puzzles Family

Five Years Later, no leads on fatal hit-and-run

By Tara Muck

NIXA - A blue cross sits alongside Missouri 14. Drivers pass it every day, some without ever knowing what it stands for. But Gwen Ward and Andy Romejko do. It’s for Ward’s son and Romejko’s best friend, Gerald “Jerry” Dunn who was 23 when his lifeless body was found near that spot five years ago. It was the early morning hours of July 11, 2006 when police found Dunn lying in the middle of the highway east of Tiffany Boulevard. Investigators said he had been run over by a vehicle - a tire track ran across his torso. An autopsy revealed he died of internal injuries. But that’s all they know. Nixa Police Detective Jason Hartsell, the third investigator on the case, said no suspect have ever been identified, leaving the case to run cold. “There wasn’t a lot of evidence at the scene,” he said, “There wasn’t a lot to go on.” Hartsell said they’re marking the fifth anniversary of Dunn’s death to appeal to the public for information in hopes of shedding light on what happened.” “We just mainly need a lot of help from the public,” Hartsell said. “It been five years. We just need someone to come forward - somebody who knows something.” Gwen Ward said she’s struggled with not knowing the circumstances of how her only son was killed. But she’s hoping someone will come forward to help bring closure to her and her family. “I’m hoping the person who did it can own up and accept what they’ve done and be able to acknowledge (it) and let us have some peace,” she said. One of the biggest mysteries surrounding Dunn’s death was how he ended up on Missouri 14 around 1 a.m. that morning. Hartsell said Dunn was a friend’s house that Monday night when he left the residence on foot after his friends wouldn’t let him drive to his home on South Main Street. How his body ended up on a road leaving Nixa stumps investigators. Hartsell said one theory is that Dunn was hit elsewhere and his body dumped along Missouri 14. Why he was killed is another mystery. Hartsell said police are looking into every possibility from a homicide to an accident. It’s possible than an intoxicated drive hit Dunn and either didn’t realize it or panicked and dumped his body on the highway, he said. Dunn’s best friend, Romejko said he couldn’t believe someone would want to hurt Dunn, whom he described as having no enemies. “He was the coolest friend that you could ever want,” he said. “Somebody who always had your back. Somebody who would always be there for you. Until investigators know for sure, Hartsell said they’ll continue treating the case as a homicide. “Maybe it was an accident,” Hartsell said. “Maybe one day we can label it as an accident and get the person responsible for it.” “Hopefully, whoever did this, whether it was an accident or not, has a conscience and would tell someone or turn themselves in, he said. “Then we can talk about whether they are in trouble or not. Obviously someone has to answer for something like that.” Ward said that if it was an accident, she could find it in her heart to forgive. “There’s some anger, but I turn to God.” she said. “I’m a forgiving person.”Anyone with information on the death of Dunn is asked to call the Nixa Police Department at 417-725-2510.

 

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Dunn, Gerald “Jerry” 28 Aug 1982 - 11 Jul 2006 CCH-N 12 Jul 2006

 

Body found on Route 14

 

            Nixa police found the body of Jerry Dunn, 23, lying on state Route 14 early July 11, according to a press release. Upon arriving at the scene around 2 a.m., officers immediately began CPR on Dunn until paramedics arrived. He was pronounced dead at the scene after being transported to a hospital. The preliminary investigation is unclear as to the cause of death, and an investigation is ongoing. An autopsy was scheduled for 9:30 a.m. that morning. If you have information, contact the Nixa Police Department at 725-2510.

 

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Dunn, Gerald “Jerry” 28 Aug 1982 - 11 Jul 2006 CCH-N 23 Aug 2006 & CCH-N 13 Sep 2006

 

[Note: Son of ? & Gwen ( ) Dunn; no SSDI found]

 

Reward offered in man’s hit-and-run death

 

From our staff

 

            The family and friends of Jerry Dunn are offering a $1000 plus reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for his hit-and-run death July 11. Dunn was in the area of State Route 14 between Main and Cheyenne streets during the hours of 12:30 and 1:30 a.m. that Tuesday when he was run down. Anyone who has any information bout the incident or who was in the area at that time should called the Nixa Police Department at (417) 725-2510. Anyone who would like to donate money to the reward fund may do so at any Empire Bank location. Contact Tammy Gonzalez at the James River Branch on U.S. 160 and Highway CC.             


Dunn, Harley Ray 3 Sep 1947 - 13 Sep 2005 SN-L 16 Sep 2005

[Note: Son of Charles Ivy & Olive Victoria (Blankenship) Dunn]

Harley Dunn, age 58, of Ozark, passed away Tuesday, September 13. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. A private burial will be in Sparta Cemetery.

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Dunn, Harley Ray 3 Sep 1947 - 13 Sep 2005 CCH-N 21 Sep 2005

            Harley Ray Dunn, 58, of Ozark, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2005. He was born Sept. 3, 1947, in Sparta, the son of Charlie Ivy Dunn and Olive Victoria (Blankenship) Dunn. He was a 1967 graduate of Ozark High School, and was employed by Fasco Industries for fifteen years. He never forgot a birthday or to send a Christmas card. He lovingly took care of his mother and father for several years before their passing. Harley enjoyed reading and had collected an extensive personal library. He studied genealogy , and wrote and printed several volumes of a family history book. Survivors include: three children, John Dunn, Harrison, Ark., Christopher Dunn, Ozark, and Melanie Flores and her husband, Robert, Ozark; a granddaughter, Catherine Flores; six sisters, Maxine Pursell, Pauline Pettit, Charlene DeLisle, Shirley Orlowski, Mary Rogers and Debbie Buller; and the mother of his children, Linda Dunn. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Charles Dunn. A visitation was held Saturday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

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Dunn, Harley Ray 3 Sep 1947 - 13 Sep 2005 SN-L 16 Sep 2005 CCH-N 13 Sep 2006

In Loving Memory   Harley Ray Dunn Sept. 3, 1947 - Sept. 13, 2005

            If tears could build a stairway and memories were a lane, we could walk right up to heaven and bring you home again. Our hearts still ache in sadness and secret tears still flow. What it meant to lose you, no one will ever know. Your sisters

            Your time on earth seemed all too brief, because I wanted you in my life forever. And although I really miss you, I know in my heart that you are finally at peace. Still, countless times throughout the day, I find myself remembering you. Although I cannot see or hear you, I know that you are with me. I feel you in the warmth of the summer sun. I see you in the brilliance of the autumn leaves. You are right beside me in the peacefulness of a gentle snowfall and rejoice with me when the first flowers of spring emerge. I am so thankful for the times we shared and the priceless memories also for those memories are a comfort now when I lovingly . . . Remember you. Love forever.


Dunn, Jack 1875 - 1 Dec 1923 CCR 7 Dec 1923 p1

[Note: no family info on MO DC]

Jack Dunn, Springfield Rum Runner Shot and Instantly Killed By Marshal Johnson

From best information, it appears that two whiskey runners giving the names of Jack Dunn and Frank Gatline of Springfield, became stalled in Finley creek at the ford near the mill about 3:00 o’clock Saturday morning and were unable to get their Ford out of the river without assistance. Dunn went to the Christian County telephone office to call help from Springfield and during the time Gatlin had waded the river, taking and hiding five gallons of liquor until he became so chilled that he was forced to find relief by seeking a fire. It appears that on his way to town, he saw a light at the home of Marshal Amos Johnson where he called and was admitted by Mr. Johnson and given a dry pair of pants and an opportunity to get warm. Mr. Johnson soon discovered the man was in an intoxicated condition and called R. H. Logan, deputy sheriff, when they preceded to the car and made a search, but failed to discover any booze at this time. They proceeded up town to find Dunn and did find him and they returned to the scene of the car, Logan stopping at his home. Soon after Johnson and Dunn reached the car, Ben Kessinger who had been called from Springfield for assistance arrived, when it was at once developed that liquor was in existence close about the scene, at which point Marshal Johnson, also a deputy sheriff, told Dunn and Kessinger to consider themselves under arrest. Kessinger submitted at once, but Dunn, who was also under the influence of liquor, flew into a rage and made a desperate attack upon Johnson, assaulting him and tearing one sleeve from his shirt and striking at him. Johnson in his effort to protect himself, first hit him with his gun and then fired a shot over his head in an endeavor to scare him into submission, but all failed, and the next shot Mr. Johnson lowered the gun, shooting Dunn in the neck, killing him almost instantly. Mr. Johnson then gave a general alarm by firing in the air and calling for help. Bob Logan, Harry Madding and John W. Wray soon appeared on the scene and T. B. Chaffin was called with the ambulance and the dead man taken to the undertaking rooms, by this time if was between 4:30 and 5 o’clock. During all this period, Gatline had remained at the home of Mr. Johnson, too drunk to take part in the affair. He was placed under arrest and taken to the county jail and Saturday morning a charge of transporting liquor was preferred against him, also a complain charging drunkenness was lodged against him in the city court. Monday a plea of guilty was entered in the city court and a preliminary hearing was waived before Justice D. F. Burgess and Gatline was held to appear at the January term of Circuit Court under five hundred dollar bond, which he has failed to give at this writing. Returning to the case of Dunn, Coroner Wise of Sparta was notified and came to Ozark early Saturday morning and a jury summoned who viewed the body and then adjourned till one o’clock, when they convened in the court room and inquest was held. Only two witnesses were used, Ben Kessinger and Marshal Johnson. The jury after retiring a few minutes brought in the following verdict: “We the jury, find the dead man, Jack Dunn, came to his death by a gun shot would inflicted by Amos Johnson in performing his duty as an officer of the law.” J.A. Kerr, Foreman. The jury was composed of J. A. Kerr, J. F. Adams, Clyde Hanks, Lige Reed, Luther York and J. R. Brownfield. Ben Kessinger at the scene of the trouble and at the time denied all knowledge of the whiskey deal and there being no evidence to the contrary, was discharged. Dunn was prepared for burial at the undertaking rooms and the body id being held indefinitely pending the outcome of communications with Joplin, Denver, Wichita and the Federal Penitentiary at  Ft. Leavenworth, where he had been an inmate. Dunn was identified by Newt James and Fred Caudle of Ozark, who had worked with him some seven or eight years ago at Riverton, Kansas, near Joplin.

 

Dunn, John M. 17 Nov 1892 - 9 Apr 1982 OH 15 Apr 1982 p9

[Note: Son of Solomon & Rebecca E. ( ) Dunn; married Ella A. 1 Feb 1898 - Aug 1980]

Services for John Dunn, 89, Springfield, were held April 12 at Greenlawn Funeral Home North with the Rev. George Miller officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Dunn died April 9 in Mount Vernon Park Care Center after a short illness. Survivors include one son, James L., Springfield; two daughters, Mrs. Geraldene Smith, Springfield and Mrs. Ruby Cramer, Ozark; one brother, Delmar, Springfield, and Mrs. Etolia Perryman, Marshfield; seven grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

 

Dunn, Joseph G., Dr. 18 Jan 1912 - 28 Nov 1979 OH 6 Dec 1979 p9

[Note: married Christine Winnefred Ellis 3 Mar 1911 - 12 Apr 1996]

Funeral services for Dr. Joseph G. Dunn, 67, Ozark, were held last Saturday in Adams Chapel with burial in Denlow Cemetery in Douglas County. Dr. Dunn, a longtime educator. died Wednesday Nov. 28 after apparently suffering a heart attack. The Rev. Kenneth Diehl officiated. Dr. Dunn, a graduate of Drury College and the University of Missouri-Columbia, was a professor of education at Drury. Before coming to Drury, he had been Superintendent of Schools in Norwood and had taught at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, While he was teaching at Nebraska, he received the Great Teacher Award and the Chancellor’s Medal of Honor. He was a World War II veteran, a member of Phi Delta Kappa, Norwood Masonic Lodge, Ozark Booster Club and Ozark United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Christine; a son, Dr. Stanley D. Dunn, Ithaca, N, Y.; a daughter, Mrs. Jonell Juul, Fairfax, Va. and two grandchildren.

 

Dunn, Guy Oscar 17 Apr 1921 - 20 Dec 1979 OH 27 Dec 1979 p8

[Note: married Ruth; SSDI gives name as Guy Dunn]

Services for Oscar Dunn, 58, Birch Tree, father of Mrs. Alice Edwards, Ozark, were held last Saturday with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery in Birch Tree. Also among those Surviving is his wife, Ruth. Mr. Dunn died Dec. 20 in St. John’s Regional Health Center after a long illness.

 

Dunn, Kelly Neal 17 Mar 1963 - 26 Nov 2003 SN-L 28 Nov 2003

[Note: Son of H. F. & Marjorie (McGrath) Dunn; married Kim Ott; married second Dana McCowen]

Kelly Neal Dunn, age 40, of Walnut Shade, Mo., and recently of Covington, Ga., died on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2003, in Christian Health Care East in Springfield. He was born March 17, 1963, in Springfield, the son of H.F. Dunn and Marjorie (McGrath) Dunn. He was married to Kim Ott and to this union Kody N. Dunn was born. He later married to Dana McCowen and to this union was born Kasey N. Dunn and Kristin N. Dunn. Kelly graduated from Ozark High School and attended SMSU in Springfield, Mo., and Colorado Schools of Mines in Golden, Colo. Kelly worked for Associated Electric in Springfield as a draftsman, and also did self employed contracting computer systems engineering. Kelly worked for Stanley-Proto Tool Co. 15 years in Covington, Ga., as a senior software engineer. He later was a computer systems integrator with Emory University Hospitals of Atlanta, Ga. Kelly is survived by his three children, Kody Dunn of Ozark, Mo., Kasey and Kristin Dunn of Covington, Ga.; his father and stepmother, H.F. and Elaine Dunn of Ozark, Mo.; his mother, Marjorie David of Hollister, Mo.; his sister, Brenda Snider of Walnut Shade, Mo.; a niece, Athena and her husband, James and their child, Isaac Rees of Walnut Shade, Mo.; a nephew, Jason and Diana Snider of Branson, Mo.; also a great host of relatives and many friends. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003, in Adams Funeral Home of Ozark, with Pastor Tim Snider and Pastor Daren Roten officiating. Burial will follow in Stafford Memorial Cemetery, Bradleyville, Mo. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home of Ozark, Mo. We want to say a special thanks to our dear friend Dr. Thomas and to a very caring nurse, Connie Jenson, also the nurses and staff at Christian Health Care East. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Community Hospice of Southwest MO in care of the funeral home.

 

Dunn, Margaret A. (Pedlock) 28 Jul 1878 - 3 Sep 1971 CCR 9 Sep 1971 p4

Graveside services for Mrs. Margaret A. Dunn, 93, of Route 2, Ozark, were conducted by the Rev. Lloyd Lowe at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Columbus, Kan. Harris of Ozark returned the body there for services and burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Dunn died at 8 a.m. Friday in St. John’s Hospital. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Oletha Bennett, Ozark; a brother, Alva Pedlock, Cimmeron, Kan.; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

 

Dunn, Mark Anthony 15 Apr 1962 - 16 Apr 1974 OH 18 Apr 1974 p1

[Note: Son of Charles Edward & Texie Jo (St. John) Dunn]

Mark Dunn Dies of Leukemia

Mark Anthony Dunn, 12-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Dunn of Route 2, Ozark, died Tuesday morning in St. Jude’s Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee following a long illness. Mark who was stricken with leukemia just about one year ago was a sixth grade student in the Ozark school system. In addition to his parents, Mark is survived by two brothers, Chris La Val and Bruce Edward of the home, paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charley Dunn of  Sparta and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis St. John of Bruner and paternal great grandmother, Mrs. Minnie Blankenship of Ozark. Funeral services are pending under the direction of Harris Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

Dunn, Olive Victoria (Blankenship) 3 Jul 1915 - 2 Dec 2000  CCH-N 13 Dec 2000

[Note: Daughter of Edgar M. & Minnie Blankenship; married 14 Mar 1934 Charles Ivy Dunn 5 Jan 1912 - 11 Dec 1998]

Olive Victoria Dunn, age 85, of Ozark, passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2000. Mrs. Olive was born on July 3, 1915 in Bethel, Oklahoma. She grew up in Taney County, MO. and moved to Christian County in 1945. She was united in marriage to Charles Ivy Dunn, who preceded her in death in 1998. Mrs. Dunn was also preceded in death by her parents; Edgar and Minnie Blankenship; a brother J.D. Blankenship; a sister, Virginia Dunn; a son, Charles Dunn; a son-in-law, Delman Pettit; and four grandchildren, Timothy Pettit, Becky Delisle, Mark Dunn and Kevin Rogers. Survivors include: a sister, Doris Wasson of Kirbyville; a son, Harley Dunn of Ozark; six daughters, Maxine Pursell of Madera, CA., Pauline Petit of Claude, Texas, Charlene DeLisle of Sparta, Shirley Orlowski of Peoria, Arizona, Mary Rogers of Protem, Debra Buller of Clovis, CA.; a daughter-in-law, Texie Dunn of Ozark; 23 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends to include Jayme Morrison, a young lady for whom she felt special favor. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, December 5, at Adams Funeral Home in Ozark. The Rev. Robert Long officiated, and burial took place in the Sparta Cemetery.

 

Dunn, Robert W. 9 Apr 1927 - 10 Oct 1977 OH 13 Oct 1977 p9

[Note: married Mary M.]

NIXA - Services for Robert W. Dunn, 50, Nixa were at 1 p.m. Thursday in Harris Chapel here with the Rev. Clell Wieneke officiating. Burial with military rites was in Springfield National Cemetery. The family will be at the funeral home form 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Mr. Dunn died at 7:30 a.m. Monday in Cox Medical Center, Springfield of natural causes, according to a funeral home spokesman. He was a native of Natalbony, La. and lived there until he enlisted in the service. He served in the U.S. Navy for one year and spent the remainder of his 23 years of services with the Army. Mr. Dunn retired in 1967 and moved to Nixa in 1969. Survivors include his wife, Mary M.; a son, Robert E. of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Barbara Jean Kyle, Salem, Ore,, Mrs. Beverly Davis, Ozark and Miss Betty Jane Dunn, Millington, Tenn.; two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Cannon, Baton Rouge, La., Mrs. Inez Sandmer, Long Island, N. Y.; a half-brother, Jessie Dunn, New Orleans, La.; two half-sisters, Mrs. Joyce Calvert and Mrs. Helen Bourne, both of Hammond, La.; a step-mother, Mrs. Willie Dunn, Hammond, La. and nine grandchildren.

 

Dunn, Susie V. (Purdom) 14 Sep 1878 - 16 Nov 1950 CCR 30 Nov 1950

[Note: Daughter of Robert Vince & Elizabeth (?) Purdom; married 14 Jun 1903 Rhoney M. Dunn]

Funeral services were held for Mrs. Rhoney M. Dunn, formerly of Bruner were held November 20, at Grand Island NE. Mrs. Dunn passed away November 16, at Grand Island following an illness extending over a period of years. She was born September 14, 1878 at Bruner where she grew to womanhood. Her parents were the late Mr. and Mrs. R. V. Purdom of Bruner. Thirty-five years ago she and Mr. Dunn with their three children, Ruth, Alta, and Almus moved to Nebraska to make their home. Mr. Dunn preceded her in death 19 years ago. In addition to her children, she is survived by three brothers, John of Salida, CO., Joe of Denver, Co., and Robert of Orlando, FL, and a sister, Mrs. Cecil Beamon of Los Angeles, Ca.

 

Dunn, Wanda Lee (Patterson) Hoon 14 Mar 1932 - 26 Feb 2008 SN-L 28 Feb 2008

[Note: Daughter of Wilkie & Maudie Patterson; married Paul Hoon; married ? Dunn]

Wanda L. Dunn, 75, of Springfield, Mo., passed away February 26, 2008, in her home. She was born March 14, 1932, in Springfield to Wilkie and Maudie Patterson. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Charles and Lawrence Patterson; and her sister, Bettie O'Neal. Wanda was a loving homemaker and survivors include five daughters and one son, Georgia Hubbard (Bobby) of Springfield, Paul Hoon Jr. (Jean) of Springfield, Amy Hoon of Springfield, Nancy Mills (Randy) of Springfield, Judy Letterman (Joe) of Fair Grove and Donna Ferretti (Rick) of Ozark; as well as 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held this evening, Thursday, February 28, 2008, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home at Rivermonte, 4500 S. Lone Pine, Springfield, Mo. Funeral services are Friday, February 29, 2008, at 11 a.m. in South Street Christian Church, 500 South Avenue, Springfield, Mo., with burial following in Brighton, Mo. Wanda was very devoted to her family and they were the delight of her life. She was a kind and caring person and always showed unconditional love to her children. The family would like to extend their utmost appreciation to Amy and Leondra for the loving care of "Granny". Thanks also to Oxford Healthcare for all the support they gave our mother. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wanda Dunn Memorial Fund c/o Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home at Rivermonte, 4500 S. Lone Pine, Springfield, MO 65804. Online condolences may be made at www.klingner-cope.com.

 

Dunnigan, Charles B. 1875 - 15 Jan 1958

[Note: married Hattie]

Charles B. Dunnigan, 72, Clever, died yesterday morning at 4 o’clock in St. John’s Hospital.  He had moved to Clever in 1951 from Dayton, Ohio.  He is survived by his wife, Hattie; one son, Jack, of Frewsburg, N.Y.; one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Dedrick of Lemon Grove, Calif.; three grandchildren and the same number of great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Roy of Sacramento, Calif., and McKinley of Cincinnati, Ohio.  Harris of Clever is in charge of arrangements.

Note: This clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner has a handwritten date of 15 January 1958 in the margin.

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Dunnigan, Charles B. 1875 - 15 Jan 1958 CCR 23 Jan 1958 p5

Funeral services for Charles B. Dunnigan, 72 of Clever who died Tuesday, Jan 14 in a Springfield hospital were held Thursday, Jan 16 at 2:00 in the Harris Chapel at Clever. A second service was held Jan 17 at Riley Chapel near Alton, Mo. with Rev. Max Hamilton officiating at both services. Burial was in Bailey Chapel Cemetery. He had been a resident of Clever since 1951, coming there from Dayton, Mo. Survivors include his wife, Mrs., Hattie Dunnigan, one son, Jack Dunnigan of Frewsburg, N. Y., one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Dedrick of Lemon Grove, Calif., three grandchildren and two great grandchildren; two brothers, Roy Dunnigan of Sacramento, Calif, and McKinley Dunnigan of Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

Dunstan, Mark Kenton, II 21 Mar 1990 - 7 Jan 2011 SN-L 12 Jan 2010

[Note: Son of  Mark Kenton & Melissa Renee (Cooper) Dunstan]

Mark Kenton Dunstan II., 20, of Eldon, Missouri passed away Friday evening January 7, 2011 in Mountain View, Missouri from injuries sustained in a single vehicle accident where he had fallen asleep and died dreaming of the people and things he loved. On March 21, 1990, he was born in Osage Beach, Missouri, to Mark Kenton Dunstan I., and Melissa Renee (Cooper) Scritchfield.  Survivors include his parents, Mark Dunstan I., and wife Tracy, of Eldon, Missouri and Melissa Scritchfield and husband John, of Nixa, Missouri; his Sisters, Wendi Lynn Dunstan, of Eldon, Missouri; Ciara Nicole Wood, of Manhatten, Kansas; Hannah Joelle Lofton, of Nixa, Missouri; Chloe BreAnne Lofton, of Nixa, Missouri; Jennifer Renee' Scritchfield, of Nixa, Missouri; Kirsten Michelle Scritchfield, of Nixa, Missouri; his grandparents, Ken and Patty Dunstan, of Versailles, Missouri; Jan Dunstan, of Sedalia, Missouri; Linda May, of Eldon, Missouri; Ray McGhay Jr., of Latham, Missouri; Darrell and Karen Cooper, of Eldon, Missouri; Dotty and Derrill Wood, of Olathe, Kansas; Jim and Sharon Scritchfield, of Cassville, Missouri; his great- grandparents, Margret and Orville Alexander, of Eldon, Missouri; numerous aunts and uncles. Mark graduated 3rd in his class at Eldon High School in 2008 where he played the trombone in the High School Band and the Jazz Band. During High School he was also a four time recipient of the Kiwanis top 10% award, always made the A honor roll, was a member of track, cross country, Who's Who Among High School Students, S.A.D.D., National Society of High School Scholars, the Lake Area Community Orchestra, Missouri Lions Band, Prom Committee, Spanish Club, Science Club, National Honor Society, Drama Club, Academic Bowl, and he was his Senior Class Vice President. He was a member of the Eldon United Methodist Church. During high school he worked at the Cree Mee. He attended Missouri S & T in Rolla, where he was in his 3rd year. He was majoring in Computer Engineering and played in the University Orchestra. He was currently employed at Quiznos in Rolla, Missouri. He loved playing World of War Craft video game and enjoyed his online friends. He enjoyed riding his bicycle and moped. He also enjoyed shooting at the gun range and running. Mark was a loving son, brother, grandson, nephew and dearly loved the company of his many friends and family. A Memorial Visitation will be held on Wednesday January 12, 2011 from 3 to 8 p.m., at the Eldon High School Commons. In Lieu of Flowers, Memorials are suggested to the Mark Kenton Dunstan II "Markie Mark" Educational Scholarship Fund, in care of Citizens Bank, of Eldon, Mo. Arrangements are under the directions of Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon, Missouri. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.phillipsfuneralhomeeldon.com

 

Durbin, Leo A. 22 Mar 1907 - 25 Mar 1983 OH 31 Mar 1983 p8

[Note: married Nell]

Services for Leo A. Durbin, 75, Morrisville, were held March 29 in Pitts Chapel with the Revs. Perry Coussins and Edward J. Long officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery in Springfield. Mr. Durbin died March 26 in Citizens  Memorial Hospital in Bolivar after a short illness. Survivors include his wife, Nell; three sons, Jack, Ozark, Richard M., Salem, and William S., Morrisville; a brother, John, Shelly, Idaho; and a sister, Mrs. Ethel Lovelace, Independence; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Morrisville Baptist Church or to the local Heart Association.

 

Durham, Carl 27 Sep 1906 - 11 Mar 1933 CCR 16 Mar 1933 p1

[Note: Son of G. M. & ? ( ) Durham]

Max and Dwight Hawkins returning to Ozark after Saturday night midnight show in Springfield discover car over embankment near James River bridge -- three killed instantly, fourth dies Tuesday morning.

Max and Dwight Hawkins, sons of Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Hawkins of Ozark, returning from a Saturday night midnight show in Springfield early Sunday morning discovered a car over the embankment near the James River bridge. Mrs. Mildred Tatum Weaver, 20, Harry Edward Gibson, 21, and Carl Koenneman, 27, all of Springfield, were killed outright in the accident, and Carl Durham, 25, also of Springfield, was fatally injured. He died Tuesday morning in a Springfield hospital without regaining consciousness. As Max and Dwight came to the scene of the accident, the top of their car brushed a telephone guy wire, suspended across the highway and fearing a hold-up, drove on. As they rounded the curve just prior to making the straight climb up the James River hill on Highway 65, one of the boys looked back and saw the tail light of the wrecked automobile still burning in the ravine into had crashed. They debated the matter and decided to return and investigate. They turned around at the filling station at the Mentor turn-off, returning to the scene where they found the wrecked coupe and the occupants scattered about. The boys immediately enlisted the aid of Mr. Gooch, who operated a nearby filling station and examination revealed that three of the victims were dead and the fourth seriously, if not fatally, injured. Mrs. Gooch then drove to Galloway where an ambulance from Springfield was called and the dead removed to Springfield undertaking establishments and Durham rushed to a hospital there. The accident is supposed to have happened at least 25 or 30 minutes before its discovery. The cause of the accident and its circumstances will probably never be revealed.

 

Durkee, Frank Edison,  Jr. 1928 - 30 Apr 2007 SN-L 6 May 2007

[Note: Son of Frank Edison & Beatrice (Niles) Durkee, Sr.; married 17 Jun 1955 Marjorie Fannie Sullivan]

Frank Edison Durkee Jr., 78, of Ozark, formerly of Rogersville, passed away Monday, April 30, 2007, in his home. Graveside services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, May 7, 2007, in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Military honors will be provided by the Webster County Veterans Association. Services are under the direction of Preston-Marsh Funeral Home, Rogersville.

AND

Durkee, Frank Edison,  Jr. 4 Apr 1929 - 30 Apr 2007 CCH-N 9 May 2007

Frank Edison Durkee Jr., 78, of Ozark, formerly of Rogersville, passed away Monday, April 30, 2007, at his home. Frank was born on April 4, 1929, in Brewer, Maine, to Frank E. Durkee Sr. and Beatrice Niles Durkee. Frank served in the U.S. Air Force in World War II and the U.S. Marines in Korea. He retired from Sweet Life and shipper. Frank was a member of the Rogersville First Baptist Church, Elks Lodge in Ozark, past president of the Lions Club in Rogersville and was a 31-year member of the Teamsters. Frank was married to Marjorie Fannie Sullivan on June 17, 1955, and she preceded him in death on January 24, 2000. Frank was also preceded in death by his parents and a sister Myrtle Tirney. Surviving are his four sons Frank E. Durkee III of West Springfield, Mass.; John N. Durkee and wife Dennise, Westfield, Mass.; Glenn J. Durkee, Boston, Mass. and Dennis D. Durkee and wife Brenda, Lebanon; four daughters, Diane F. Durkee, Rose A. Rule, Dorothy D. Durkee and Brenda L. Durkee, all of Springfield, Mass.; 19 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Graveside services were at 9 a.m. Monday, May 7, 2007, at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, with military honors by the Webster County Veterans Association.  ©Ozarks Newsstand 2007

 

Durnell, Glenn H. 4 May 1903 - 16 Jul 1930 CCR 24 Jul 1930 p1

[Note: Son of S. J. & Liney (Brown) Durnell; married Jewel]

Funeral services for Glenn Durnell of Springfield, who was drowned on Wednesday night of last week while on a fishing trip on the Osaga river near Osceola, were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the First Baptist church in Springfield. Mr. Durnell was well known in Ozark, his brother having lived here at one time. Ralph Thomas of the Nifty Barber Shop has worked in Mr. Durnell’s barber shop.

 

Dutton, Clyde H. 2 Jul 1909 - 22 Oct 1992  NN-E 11 Nov 1992

[Note: Son of John & Louisa (  ) Dutton; married 12 Aug 1936 Lola Eunice Kimmel 6 Dec 1914 – 18 Feb 1996]

Clyde H. Dutton, 83, Sparta died Thursday, Oct. 22 in the Ozark Nursing and Care Center in Ozark. Survivors include his wife, Lola, Ozark; two daughters, Janice Holt, Oldfield and Phyllis Crabtree, Idaho; a brother, Dale; a sister, Jean Oatney; seven grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren. Services were held Saturday, Oct 24 at Harris Colonial Chapel in Ozark with the Rev.  John Hyde officiating. Burial was in the Old Boston Cemetery, Oldfield.

 

Dutton, Lola Eunice (Kimmel) 6 Dec 1914 – 18 Feb 1996

[Note: Daughter of Ollie & Ina (McBride) Kimmel; married 12 Aug 1936 Clyde H. Dutton 2 Jul 1909 - 22 Oct 1992]

Lola Eunice Dutton, 81, Ozark formerly of Sparta, passed away at 1:10 p.m. Sunday February 18, 1996 in Ozark Nursing and Care Center. Lola was born December 6, 1914 in Nebraska, the daughter of Ollie and Ina McBride Kimmel. She was united in marriage August 12, 1936. to Clyde Dutton. who preceded her in death Oct. 22, 1992. She was a member of the Christian Church, as a hobby she loved to quit. During her time as a resident of the Ozark Nursing and Care she made 85 hand made quilts. Also preceding her in death are her parents Ollie and Ina Kimmel. Survivors include two daughters, Janice Holt and her husband Andy, Oldfield, Phyllis Crabtree, and her husband Eldon, Idaho, two sisters, Alma Baxter, Omaha, Nebraska, Lottie Thacker, Oregon, a brother-in-law Dale Dutton, Santa Anna, Ca., seven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday February 21,1996 in Harris a Cassity Heritage Funeral Home, Ozark with the Rev.John Hyde officiating. Burial following in the Old Boston Cemetery, Oldfield. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.

 

Duval, Clora Hester (Frazier) Rhodes Oct. 1890 - 21 Feb 1964   CCR 27 Feb 1964 p1

[Note: Daughter of Martin Dick & Margaret Caledonia (McCroskey) Frazier; married 15 Nov 1908 Thurman Rhodes 18 Apr 1891 - 5 Jul 1938]

Mrs. Clora Hester Duval, 74, of 1341 North LaFontaine, Springfield, died at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in a Springfield rest home,. following a lingering illness. Born in Clever, she was a 35 year resident of Springfield and attended the First Church of the Nazarene. She is survived by her husband, Frank; a son, Clarence Rhodes, San Mateo, Calif.; a step-son, Kirk Duval, 1443 North LaFontaine, Springfield; a brother, Shack Frazier, Clever; two sisters, Mrs. Effie Caughron, Ozark and Mrs. Lucy Mallonee of Los Angeles, Calif.; one grandchild and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. in the Ayre-Goodwin Chapel with the Rev. Loy Watson officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery.

 

Duvall, Fred C. 13 Jan 1898 - 15 Sep 1982 OH 23 Sep 1982 p11

[Note: Son of Wilson & Ida L. ( ) Duvall; married Sylvia]

Services for Fred C. Duvall, 84, Springfield, were held Sept. 20 at Greenlawn Funeral Home North with the Rev. Ron Baney officiating. Burial was in White Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Duvall died Sept. 16 in St. John’s Regional Health Center after a long illness. Survivors include his wife, Sylvia; a son, Gary, Nixa; two sisters, Mrs. Mable Grigsby, Anaheim, Calif. and Mrs. Myrtle Stone, Norwalk, Calif.; three brothers, Ralph, Hespernia, Calif.; Elsie, Nuevo, Calif. and Don, Anaheim, Calif.; and a granddaughter.

 

Duvall, Thomas  W. “Bud” 1895 - 14 Jun 1961 CCR 15 Jun 1961 p1

Springfield Publisher Dies In Crash South of Ozark

Thomas W. “Bud” Duvall, 66, president and publisher of Springfield Newspapers, Inc. was killed instantly at 11:15 Wednesday morning in the collusion of a trailer-truck with his Pontiac station wagon at the Albert Page corner six miles south of Ozark on U. S. 65.  Passengers in Duvall’s station wagon were Richard P. Stahl, 46, prominent Springfield architect and Stahl’s son, Charles, 19, both of whom are reported in good condition in St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, after receiving emergency treatment at the office of Dr. Stanley Roper in Ozark. Driver of the truck, owned by Southwest Freight Company of Kansas City was Uel Boone Cheatham, 49, of Olathe, Kan. He escaped injury. Cheatham was arraigned Thursday morning before Magistrate Herbert Taylor on a charge of manslaughter and his attorneys indicated he would make $3,000 bond today. a preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, June 28. The senior Mr. Stahl, in a conversation with the editor of The Republican shortly after the accident, indicated that the tractor-trailer skidded across the highway in front of the vehicle.

 

Dwyer, Bertha Angeline (Fried) 20 Mar 1898 - 6 Oct 1937 CCR 7 Oct 1937 p1

[Note: Daughter of A. J. & Florence (Whitcomb) Fried; married 7 Sep 1917 James Ola Dwyer 2 Mar 1889 - 18 Feb 1955]

Mrs. Bertha Dwyer, wife of Olie Dwyer of Ozark, died suddenly at her home at 5 o’clock Wednesday evening. She was 44 years of age. The funeral probably will be held Friday at 2 pm at the Klepper Funeral Chapel, with burial in the City cemetery.

 

Dwyer, Carl Donald 25 May 1932 - 26 Feb 1938 CCR 3 Mar 1938 p1

[Note: Son of James Ola & Bertha Angeline (Fried) Dwyer; MO DC gives name as Carol Donald Dwyer; stone also says Carl]

Carl Donald Dwyer was born May 25, 1932, and died Feb. 26, 1938, aged five years, nine months and one day. He leaves to mourn his departure his father, J.O. Dwyer, his grandmother, Mrs. Florence Fried, an aunt, Mrs. Will Cobb and several brothers and sisters. Funeral services were held at the Klepper Funeral Home with Rev. Chas. C. Maples officiating, burial being made in the Ozark City cemetery under direction of B.C. Klepper.

 

Dwyer, Evert Francis 1922 - 30 Jun 1969  CCR 10 Jul 1969 p8

[Note: Son of James Ola & Bertha Angeline (Fried) Dwyer; married Kathleen]

Evert Francis Dwyer, 47, Rt. 1, Box 215, Yakima, Wash., died of a possible heart attack Monday afternoon, June 30, while driving a tractor-trailer near Yakima. Dwyer was dead on arrival at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. Dwyer was driving the rig on a Yakima street when he slumped over the wheel. The truck crossed the road, struck three gas pumps in front of the market and came to rest in a nearby parking lot after damaging two cars. The truck was owned by Snokist Growers. Dwyer had been a driver for Snokist for the past five years. Dwyer, who was born in Sparta, Mo. and attended school at Ozark, had lived in the Yakima area the past 30 years. Survivors include his wife, Kathleen of Yakima; a daughter, Sherry of Yakima; two sons, Gary E. Dwyer with the U. S. Marines at Da Nang Air Base, Vietnam and Charles Dwyer of Springfield, Mo.; four sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Perkins of Yreka, Calif., Mrs. Dorothy Kerby, Mrs. Florence Barton and Mrs. Mina Smith, all of Springfield, Mo.; four brothers, Henry Dwyer of Sparta, Paul Stalkup of Center Point, Ore., Irvin Dwyer of Peoria, Ill. and Orvil Dwyer, state of California, and one grandson. Funeral services were at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 3, in Shaw & Sons Funeral Home in Yakima. Burial was in Terrace Heights Memorial Park, Yakima. Relatives from here who attended funeral services were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dwyer, Mrs. Kerby, Mrs. Barton and Mrs. Smith.

 

Dwyer, George I. 21 Aug 1927 - 6 Mar 1986 OH 20 Mar 1986 p9

[Note: Son of James Ola & Bertha Angeline (Fried) Dwyer; married Beverly]

Services for George I. Dwyer, 58, Peoria Heights, Illinois, were held March 12 at Wilton Mortuary with the Rev. James M. Sandy officiating. Entombment was in American Mausoleum, Mr. Dwyer died March 6 in Mennonite Hospital, Bloomington. He was born in Chadwick, and was a former owner of Bosen’s Locker and supervisor of Peoria Heights Water Works for 18 years, He was an Army veteran, and a 240year member of VFW Southside Post 8662, where he held the quartermaster office in the VFW Cooties for 28 years, the longest in the state. He was also a member of Peoria Heights Volunteer Fire Department for 23 years and was active in the Heights Party in politics. Survivors include his wife, Beverly; two sisters, Florence Barton and Mina Mae Smith, both of Springfield; one brother, James O. Dwyer, Whittier, Calif.; one half-brother, Paul Stalkup, Center Point, Oregon; and one grandchild.

 

Dwyer, Hazel Maxine (Swearengin) 24 Feb 1924 – 23 May 1997  CCH-N 28 May 1997

[Note: Daughter of Charlie & Clara (Brazeale) Swearengin; married 21 Feb 1958 William Henry Dwyer 13 Nov 1928 - 24 Jan 1980]

Hazel Maxine Dwyer, 73, Sparta, died Friday, May 23, 1997, in Ozark Riverview Manor. She was born February 24, 1924, in Elkhead, and was the daughter of Charlie and Clara (Brazeale) Swearengin. Mrs. Dwyer was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Sparta. Her husband, William Henry Dwyer, preceded her in death in 1980. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ray and Rex Swearengin. Survivors include: two daughters and their husbands, Euella and John Hendrix, and Henrietta and Ralph Hunt, all of Sparta; two grandchildren, Jaime and Amy Hendrix; a brother, Roy Swearengin and his wife, Beulah, Kansas City, Kansas; nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Graveside funeral services were Monday, May 26, in Sparta Cemetery, with Rev. Carl Thompson officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home.

 

Dwyer, James Ola 2 Mar 1889 - 18 Feb 1955  CCR 24 Feb 1955 p4

[Note: Son of Edward “Edd” & Mary E. (Teeters) Dwyer; married Bertha Angeline Fried 20 Mar 1898 - 6 Oct 1937]

Funeral services for James Ola  Dwyer, 65, who died February 18 at his home at Sparta, were held Monday afternoon at the Sparta Baptist Church, with Rev. Foley officiating. Burial was in Ozark Cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home. He was a veteran of World War I during which he was gassed, which afflicted him for the remainder of his life. He followed the blacksmith trade and farming until moving to Sparta four years ago. Mr. Dwyer is survived by five sons, Evert and Paul of Washington, Orville of California, Irvin of Illinois and Henry of the home; five daughters, Mrs. Arthur Campbell of California, Mrs. J. W. Barton of Kansas City, Mrs. Lawrence Kerby of Springfield and Mina Mae of the home; his mother, Mrs. M. E. Dwyer of Sparta; four sisters, Mrs. Roy Archer of Columbus, Kan., Mrs. Asa Gibson of Joplin, Mrs. Carl Melton of Duenweg, Mo., and Mrs. George House of Chadwick; other relatives and friends, His wife, Bertha and three children preceded him in death.

 

Dwyer, Mary Angeline 17 Feb 1935 - 15 Jan 1936 CCR 16 Jan 1936 p5

[Note: Daughter of James Ola & Bertha Angeline (Fried) Dwyer]

Mary Angeline Dwyer, the 10 months and 29 day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ole Dwyer of Ozark, passed away Wednesday morning at 6 o’clock, a victim of pneumonia. Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 16. Burial was made in the Ozark city cemetery under the direction of the Klepper Funeral Home.

 

Dwyer, William E. 11 Apr 1861 - 24 Jul 1933 CCR 27 Jul 1933 p1

[Note: Son of Minnie Dwyer; married Mary E. 21 Jul 1869 - 7 Jun 1960]

Aged Nixa farmer killed by truck. William Dwyer living three miles west of Nixa, struck Sunday evening when he started across Highway 14 to pump water for cattle, died Monday morning. William E. Dwyer, 72, a farmer living three miles west of Nixa died Monday morning at a Springfield hospital from injuries sustained at 4:30 Sunday afternoon when struck by a truck near his home when he attempted to cross highway 14 to pump water for some cattle. The truck which struck the aged and somewhat feeble farmer was being driven by a man named Solomon and belonged to C.C. Forbis of Clever. The details of the accident could not be obtained other than it seems both truck driver and pedestrian became confused when they saw their impending danger and were unable to avoid the collision. Mr. Dwyer was rushed to a Springfield hospital soon after the accident where he passed away Monday morning. According to the only surviving son, J.O. Dwyer of Ozark, the father had started across the road to pump water for some cattle when he met with the accident which resulted in his death. The deceased is survived by the widow, 63; five daughters, Mrs. Tom Cobb, Chadwick, Mrs. Geo. House, Chadwick; Mrs. A.C. Gibson, Saginaw, OK; Mrs. O. Dennison, address not learned and Mrs. Carl Melton, Nixa. J.O. Dwyer of Ozark is the only son. One sister, living north of Springfield, also survives. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 1 o’clock at the home with Rev. R.C. Harding of Nixa officiating with the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever in charge. Burial took place in the City Cemetery at Ozark.


Dulin, David Preston “T-Bear” 18 Sep 1953 - 29 Nov 2006 SN-L 2 Dec 2006

[Note: Son of Harold & Virginia (Logan) Dulin]

David Preston Dulin, "T-Bear" to his friends, was born September 18, 1953, to Harold and Virginia Logan Dulin in Springfield, Missouri, and died November 29, 2006, in his home in Hurley, Missouri, at the age of 53. He graduated from Hurley High School and from an electronics technical school in Kansas City. He worked for many years at Texas Instruments in Dallas, Texas, and later for Applied Digital in Branson. For the past year he worked for Arc of the Ozarks in Springfield. He loved music and composed his own lyrics and music for piano and guitar. David was of the Methodist faith. David was preceded in death by his father, Harold Dulin, and is survived by his mother, Virginia Glossip and stepfather Herman Glossip, Brookline; stepmother Louella Dulin, Brookline; three brothers, John and wife Jo, Savannah, Georgia, Jim and wife Marge, Crane, Missouri, Paul and wife Sharon, Brookline; two sisters, Pat and husband Dan Wakefield, West Point, New York, and Kathleen Dulin, Brookline; as well as a number of nieces, nephews, family and friends. David was also godfather to the children of his best friend Ken Kessler and wife Joan of Dallas, Texas. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. today, followed by a brief memorial service at 2 p.m., and burial in Highlandville Cemetery on EE Highway. Stumpff Funeral Home will be in charge of the services. Contributions can be made to the Arc of the Ozarks through Stumpff.

Dunbar, Alberta Christine (Meek) 24 Mar 1915 - 12 Feb 1991 NN-E 21 Feb 1991

[Note: Daughter of Harry & Christine (McCroskey) Meek; married 16 Nov 1935 Frank W. Dunbar 12 Jul 1914 - 21 Mar 1991]

Alberta Christine Dunbar, 75, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 1991, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, following a sudden illness. She was born March 24, 1915, in Springfield, and was the daughter of Harry and Christine McCroskey Meek. Throughout her life she resided in Nixa and Springfield. She was married to Frank W. Dunbar Nov. 16, 1935. She was a member of the Nixa Church of Christ and then the Southside Church of Christ in Springfield. Survivors include her husband, Frank; a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Donald L. Hansen, Mt. Laurel, N.J.; two sisters, Louise Graham and Corine Payne, both of Nixa; two brothers, Robert Meek, Springfield, and Bill Meek, Nixa; two grandchildren, Cindy Hansen, Springfield, and Frank L. Hansen, Cherry Hill, N.J.; a great-grandchild, Colleen Hansen; and nieces and nephews. Services were Saturday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Winford C. Lee officiating. Music was provided by the Nixa Church of Christ. Burial was in Patterson Cemetery, north of Nixa. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of the American Heart Association.

Dunbar, Frank W. 12 Jul 1914 - 21 Mar 1991  NN-E 28 Mar 1991

[Note: married 1936 Alberta Christine Meek 25 Mar 1915 - 12 Feb 1991]

Frank W. Dunbar, 76, died Thursday, March 21, 1991, at Kimbrough Nursing Home, Springfield, following a long illness. He was born July 12, 1914, and lived in the Springfield and Nixa area throughout his life. He was a retired accountant for Mid-America Dairymen. He was a member of the Nixa Church of Christ and later was a member of the Southside Church of Christ, Springfield. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Alberta, Feb. 12, 1991; and two sisters, Elizabeth Casteel and Edith Patterson. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Donald L. Hansen, Mt. Laurel, NJ.; a brother, Zack Dunbar, Springfield; a sister, Ruth Bussard, Springfield; two grandchildren, Cindy Hansen, Springfield; and Frank L. Hansen, Cherry Hill, N.J.; a great-grandchild, Colleen Hansen; and other relatives: Graveside services were held Monday morning at Patterson Cemetery, north of Nixa, with Winford C. Lee officiating. Visitation was Sunday afternoon in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

Duncan,  Anna (McFall) 1891 - 17 Feb 1966    CCR 24 Feb 1966 p1

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Duncan, 74, Highlandville, were at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Harris Chapel here. The Rev. Fate Montgomery officiated and burial was in McFall Cemetery near Phillipsburg. Mrs. Duncan died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Clell Bilyeu northeast of Ozark, after a lingering illness. A native of Phillipsburg, Mrs. Duncan has been a resident of the Highlandville community since the age of 17. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church west of Highlandville. Other survivors were three sisters, Mrs. Effie Simpson, Lebanon, Mrs. Florence Patton, Springfield and Mrs. Irene Ivey, Lebanon; four brothers, Arthur McFall, Conway, Luther, Miami, Okla., Earl, Phillipsburg and Darrell, Visalia, Calif.; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

 

Duncan, Donald Alton 6 Jul 1938 - 11 Aug 2007 SN-L 16 Aug 2007

[Note: Son of Dr. Charles Fern & Mildred Ariel (Lidtke) Duncan; married 26 Nov 1958 Sharon Jo McMillen]

Donald Alton Duncan, age 69, of Nixa, Missouri, formerly of Noel, Missouri, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 11, 2007, at 4:35 a.m. in Cox Medical Center, Springfield, Missouri, following a long courageous battle with heart disease and cancer. Don began his journey on July 6, 1938, in Joplin, Missouri, the son of the late Dr. Charles Fern and Mildred Ariel (Lidtke) Duncan. He married the love of his life, Sharon Jo McMillen, on November 26, 1958 at St. Nicholas Episcopal Church in Noel. Together they raised their three children in Noel. Don was an independent insurance agent since 1969 and owned the Noel Insurance Agency. In 1989 he became a managing agent for Farm Bureau until his retirement. He was a member of the Army National Guard, Noel Police Reserve, Noel Volunteer Fire Department and was a member of the Neosho Masonic Lodge. Don was a former President of the Board for State Bank of Noel, a member of the McDonald County School Board, Noel City Council, McDonald County 911 Board and the board for the Elk River Country Club. Don always loved animals and left behind his faithful companion, Sammy. He loved to hunt, fish, play golf and attend sporting events, but his life and legacy was his family. He recently mentioned to a close friend that he was the luckiest man on earth because of his wonderful family and great circle of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Robert Duncan and Randy Royal. Don is survived by his devoted wife of 48 years, Sharon Duncan of Nixa, Missouri; his son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Becky Duncan of Nixa, Missouri; his two daughters, Jo D. Duncan of St. Louis, Missouri and Dee Anna Duncan of Bella Vista, Arkansas. He is also survived by five grandchildren, David, Courtney, and Derrick Duncan, Sydney and Colin Stout; father-in-law Jim McMillen of Nixa, Missouri; sister and brother-in-law, Sandy and Roy Pomrening of Springfield, Missouri; nephews, Norman Pomrening and wife, Anthoula, Brian Pomrening and wife, Holly; niece, Kristy Hornberger and husband, Rob; along with many relatives, friends and neighbors whom will dearly miss Don. A celebration of life for Don Duncan will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2007, at 2 p.m. in the Walker-Dowd Funeral Home Chapel in Anderson, Missouri. Reverend R. Reid Morgan will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until service time. Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www. walker-dowd.com. Arrangements are under the personal care of Walker-Dowd Funeral Home, 11 N. Business Hwy 71, Anderson, Missouri. (417) 845-1234. If anyone asks, "Where's Don?" just tell 'em, "He's Gone Fishin'".

 

Duncan, Elbert V. 5 Dec 1911 - 7 Jan 1992  NN-E 16 Jan 1992

[Note: Son of Harry & Bertha (  ) Duncan; married Margaret L. Rensch 6 Nov 1910 - Nov 1985; married Beulah]

Elbert V. Duncan, 80, Oldfield, died Tuesday morning, Jan, 7, 1992 in Springfield General Hospital. He was born Dec. 5, 1911 in Raritan, Ill., to Harry and Bertha Duncan. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret L. Rensch Duncan, in 1985. Survivors include his wife, Beulah Duncan, of the home; a son, Robert E. Duncan, Naperville, Ill.; two grandsons, Scott and Jonathan Duncan, both of Naperville, Ill.; three stepsons, Gale Fugate Jr., Lakewood, Calif., Ted Fugate, Largo, Fla., and Donald Fugate, Fayetteville, N.C.; and a brother, Eldon R. Duncan, Raritan, Ill. Services were held Thursday in Harris Colonial Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Fred Goodall officiating. Burial was Saturday in Raritan Cemetery, Raritan, Ill.

Duncan, Elizabeth Carrie (Blackman) 1 May 1872 - 5 October 1950 CCR 13 Oct 1950

[Note: Daughter of John S. & Eliza M. (Hornbeak) Blackman; married 11 May 1892 Thomas Duncan 4 Apr 1859 - 13 Nov 1937]

Mrs. Carrie Duncan died Thursday October 5 in a nursing home in Springfield. She was 78. The daughter of John S. and Eliza M. Blackman, she was born near Ozark May 1, 1872. She was united in marriage to Thomas Duncan on May 11, 1892, and to them one son was born. She is survived by the son, Frank, of Portland, Oregon, and by two sisters, Mrs. Lida Denney of Des Moines, Iowa, and Mrs. Georgia Delaney of Paris, France. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon in the Chaffin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. R.E. Musgrave officiating. Burial was in the Ozark cemetery.

Duncan, Goldie Faye (Grogan) 25 Sep 1921 - 7 Aug 2010 CCH-N 11 Aug 2010

[Note: Daughter of Abe & Emma (Bowman) Grogan; married Amos D. Duncan 28 May 1917 - 29 Nov 1991]

Goldie Faye Duncan, 88, died Aug. 7, 2010, in St John’s hospital in Springfield. She was born Sept. 25, 1921, in Reynolds County, to Abe and Emma (Bowman) Grogan.  Goldie was always a very caring person, and she unselfishly devoted her time to the needs of others to give any care or help they needed. She had a large family and never neglected to show her love and affection to them. Goldie’s faith in God was foremost in her life and she daily read and studied her Bible, prayed and attended church when she was able. Most of her adult life she lived in Summersville, where she and her husband of more than 50 years, Amos, had various businesses. After his death in 1991, Goldie moved to Nixa, to be near her children and grandchildren. She attended church at the Nixa Assembly of God and made many very dear friends there. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Amos Duncan; her son Carl Leroy Duncan who died in 2007; brothers Ralph Grogan, Troy Grogan, Roy Grogan, and Hugh Grogan; sisters Lenora Trent, Mildred Duncan and Grace Bernell. She also had six more siblings between the ages of three days and three years who preceded her, along with nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters-in law. Survivors are her daughter, Linda Tsang; her granddaughter, Debra Kelly; and her great-grand-daughter, Samantha Kelly; all of Springfield; also her sister, Earlene Roderman, of Kansas City; and her half-sister, Cleta Jackson. In addition, she leaves many precious friends in the Summersville and Nixa areas.  Visitation will be held at the Bradford Funeral Home in Summersville from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 13. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Aug. 14 in the chapel of the funeral home, with Pastor Arvel Schweighauser officiating.

Duncan, Howard Andrew 15 Sep 1901 - 30 Nov 1918 CCR 6 Dec 1918 p1

[Note: Son of William Lafayette & Lucy (Clark) Duncan]

Howard Duncan a well known Ozark boy and son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Duncan, died at the home of his parents in Springfield last Friday morning, aged about 18 years. On account of his brothers being widely scattered, one being in the U. S. Navy, the funeral  service was not held till Monday evening, when the remains were brought to the Weaver cemetery north of town, where services were held, conducted by Dr. Miller of Springfield.

Duncan, Jack Harlan, Adm. 21 Sep 1894 - 21 Aug 1966     CCR 1 Sep 1966 p1

[Note: Son of William L. & Lucy (Clark) Duncan; married Dorothy; buried Arlington National Cemetery, stone says RADM USN]

Relatives here have received word of the death of Vice Admiral Jack H. Duncan on Aug. 21 at Tacoma, Wash. The son of W. L. and Lucy Duncan, early Ozark residents, Admiral Duncan had a long Navy career, much of it in the submarine service. Among survivors are his wife, Dorothy, a daughter, Jane and three grandchildren; a niece, Mrs. Lucianna Duncan Hawkins and a nephew, Jack Duncan, of Springfield,

 

Duncan, Juda (Hunt) 18 May 1844 - 31 Mar 1933 CCR 6 Apr 1933 p1

[Note: Daughter of ? & Mary “Polly” (   ) Hunt; married 23 Jul 1887 Monroe Duncan]

Funeral services for Mrs. Juda Duncan, age 88, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. Jackson, 7 miles east of Clever on March 31, 1933, were held April 3 at the Delaware church at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. R.H. Harding of Nixa. Burial was made in the Delaware cemetery under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever, MO. She is survived by nine children. Mrs. Frank Jackson of Nixa, Mrs. Lissie Nokes and Mrs. Manda Howell of Springfield, Mrs. Cosby McConnell of Pueblo, CO, Mrs. Minnie Sanders of Tulsa, OK, Harrison Hunt and Robert Hunt of Nixa, Warren Hunt of Reed Springs and Floyd Hunt of Binger, OK. One brother Jeff Maynard of Springfield also survives.

 

Duncan, Laura Allred (Bradley) 26 Mar 1880 -13 Oct 1955 CCR 20 Oct 1955 p3

[Note : A  Thomas J. Bradley 18 Mar 1882 - 19 Jun 1956,  son of Richard & Nancy (Yancey) Bradley, appears to be a half-brother. If so, Laura must be daughter of either Richard Bradley or Nancy Yancey. If she is daughter of Richard Bradley, she was also a half-sister of  Lula (Bradley) Wolf 12 Jun 1895 - 6 Nov 1948, daughter of Richard and Sophronia (Johnson) Bradley; California Death Index, says father‘s name was Bradley and mother‘s maiden name was Allred. only match on 1880 Christian County census is for Alice, newborn daughter of James & Lavansia/ Lavanza (Osburn) Bradley, but it says she was born in May not Mar 1880. Lavanza married/2 Marshall Norton Nix & third William Walker]

The Springfield newspapers reported the death last Thursday in Los Angeles of Mrs. Laura Allred Duncan. She was reported to have left her home in Sparta in 1900, moved to Springfield until 1913 and later moved to Denver before going to Los Angeles. A survivor includes Thomas Bradley of Springfield.  Basil Allred and his sisters, Mrs. Ross Bradley and Mrs. Albert Cummins, all of Sparta, are not related to Mrs. Duncan insofar are can be determined.

Duncan, Lucy (Clark) Nov 1863 - 4 Aug 1941 CCR 7 Aug 1941 p8

[Note: Daughter of Andrew J. & Sarah O. (Meyers) Clark; married 16 Nov 1880 CCM William L. Duncan 1857 - 1934]

Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy Duncan, sister of Mrs. Mary Jane Lawing of Ozark, who died Monday morning at her home in Springfield, were held this morning at the Alma Lohmeyer Chapel at Springfield. Mrs. Duncan, 78 years old, was a member of the First Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, Jack H. Duncan, captain of a United States Navy oil tanker; three sisters, Mrs. U.F. Kerr and Mrs. Lola Hawkins of Springfield, and Mrs. Lawing of Ozark; and a brother, Howard Clark of Oiltown, OK. Burial was at the Hopedale cemetery near Ozark. Pallbearers were Jack Duncan, Kenneth Lawing, Orville Kerr, Robert Duncan, Harve Clark, and Johnny Clark.

Duncan, Ross C. 25 Jan 1888 - 31 Mar 1923 CCR 6 Apr 1923 p1

[Note: Son of  William L. & Lucy (Clark) Duncan]

Ross Duncan, aged 35 years, 2 months and 4 days, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Duncan, on the Campbell Street road south of Springfield at 9:30 p.m. last Friday night. T. B. Chaffin of the Ozark Undertaking Company was called at once to prepare the body for burial. Funeral services were held at the residence at 2:30 p.m. Sunday conducted by Rev. L. H. Maples, with burial in the Weaver Cemetery two miles north of Ozark. Deceased was a native of Christian County, his parents moving to Springfield a few years ago. Besides the parents, he leaves three brothers and a host of other relatives to mourn his untimely death. The family have the sympathy of their many old Ozark friends in their bereavement. The brothers are R. R. Duncan and L. R. Duncan of Springfield and Lieutenant J. H. Duncan of the U. S. Navy.

Duncan, Roy R. "Doc", Dr. 12 Sep 1881 - 29 Apr 1925 CCR 1 May 1925

[Note: Son of William L. & Lucy (Clark) Duncan; married 1911 Margaret Ann Hartman]

Roy R. Duncan, a member of the Duncan Tire Company, died at 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon at his home, 809 South Pickwick Avenue. Mr. Duncan or “Doc” as he was known to his many friends here was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Duncan who reside on the Campbell street road. He was born at Ozark, Mo. September 12, 1881. He attended Drury college here and then entered the Kansas City Dental college. After graduating, he practiced dentistry for 10 years at Clovis N. M. In 1911, Mr. Duncan married Margaret Ann Hartman of Emporia, Kan. He is survived by his widow; two children, Lucy Ann, 12 years old and Jack, 10 years old; by his parents and two brothers, Linn R. Duncan and Lieut. J. H. Duncan, Y. S. N. Funeral services will be held at the home at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon and burial will be directed by the Alma Lohmeyer Funeral home with burial at t the Weaver cemetery 2 miles north of Ozark. - - Springfield Republican

Duncan, Thomas R. 4 Apr 1859 - 13 Nov 1937 CCR 18 Nov 1937 p1

[Note: Son of Arren & Lucy (Garrison) Duncan; married 11 May 1892 Elizabeth Carrie Blackman 1 May 1872 - 5 Oct 1950]

This community was saddened Friday, Nov. 12, by the death of Thomas R. Duncan at his home in the northeast part of Ozark. He was a victim of pneumonia. He was born on April 4, 1859, and at the time of his death had reached the age of 78 years, seven months and nine days. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Duncan and was reared on a farm about four miles from Ozark. He was married to Carrie Blackman in 1891. To this union was born one son, Frank R. Duncan, now of the U.S. Navy. Besides the widow and son, he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Laura Eschelman of Springfield and a host of friends. Mr. Duncan was a millwright by trade and had in his earlier life worked in many states. He retired several years ago to make his home here. Funeral services were held on Sunday, Nov. 14, at the Chaffin Funeral Home with Rev. B. Frank West officiating. Burial was made in the Ozark City cemetery.

Dunfield, Chloe 21 Oct 1908 - 23 Jun 1934 CCR 28 Jun 1934 p1

[Note: Son of L. E. & ? (?) Dunfield; married 27 Aug 1930 Ruby E. Scott]

Chloe Dunfield was born Oct. 21, 1908, died June 23, 1934, at a hospital in Springfield following an operation, aged 25 years, 8 months and 2 days. He was married to Ruby E. Scott Aug. 27, 1930. To this union was born one son, Edward Ples. Beside the wife and son he is survived by his father L.E. Dunfield, a step-mother, one brother, Ernest, one sister, Mrs. Cleo O’Dell and a grandmother, Mrs. Nancy Jane Dunfield, other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were held Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Cross Roads church, conducted by Rev. R.W. Forbis of Marionville, MO, with burial in the Wright cemetery under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

Dunfield, Nancy Jane (Gold) 1861 - 4 Feb 1937 CCR 11 Feb 1937 p3

[Note: Daughter of William C. & Sarah P. (  ) Gold; married Charley Dunfield]

Funeral services for Nancy Jane Gold Dunfield, aged 75, who died at her home in Hurley on Feb. 4 were held on Friday, Feb. 5, at 1 o’clock in the Methodist church of Hurley. Burial was made in the Pearce cemetery under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever. Survivors are one son, Ed Dunfield, of Hurley, and a daughter, Mrs. Ella Wood of New Mexico, two brothers, Joe Gold of Marionville and John Gold of St. Louis.

Dunham, Austin R. 5 Sep 1907 - 24 Mar 1988 OH 31 Mar 1988

[Note: Son of Vernon Leroy & Mary Alice (Frazier) Dunham: married Elsie M. Clay 9 Dec 1909 - May 1975 ; married Leona Benfield]

Austin R. Dunham, 80, of Nixa, died at 7:50 a.m. March 24 at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a short illness. Services for Mr. Dunham were held Monday at Calvary Bible Church, Nixa, with the Revs. Joseph Fahl and Kenneth Bandy officiating.. Burial was in Eastlawn Cemetery, Springfield, under the direction of Harris Funeral Home, Ozark. A lifelong resident and community leader of Nixa, Mr. Dunham was a director of the Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Company, which he served as Secretary-Treasurer for 53 years until his retirement in January, 1986. He had served a term as President of the Missouri Association of Mutual Insurance Companies and was elected to their Hall of Fame. He served nine years on the Nixa School Board, and was the last President of the Nixa Telephone Company. Mr. Dunham was one of the founding directors of the Nixa Bank and served there continuously until his death. He was a notary for many years: He is survived by his wife, Leona; one son, Joe L. Dunham, Aurora, Illinois; one daughter, Nancy Shankle, Oxford, Mississippi; three granddaughters and three grandsons; one brother, Leslie Dunham, Carthage; and one sister, Mrs. Jane Harper, Ozark.

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Dunham, Austin R. 5 Sep 1907 - 24 Mar 1988 OH 6 Feb 1986 p3

Austin Dunham Retired after Fifty-Three Years

A retirement dinner was held last Friday evening for Austin Dunham at the Heritage Cafeteria in Springfield, Dunham retired from the Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Nixa after 53 years of service.

The dinner was hosted by agents, directors, and other personnel associated with the company.

Also attending the dinner were Dunham’s wife, Leona Benfield Dunham; his son, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Dunham. Richard and Phillip of Aurora, Illinois, and daughter, Dr. and Mrs. Jim (Nancy) Shankle and William of Oxford, Mississippi.

Dunham, who was bon between Nixa and Ozark, the ninth child of Vernon and Mary (Frazier) Dunham, has lived in the Nixa area all of his life. HE attended Richwood rural trade school and graduated from Ozark high school in 1926. Dunham said, “I road horseback my first two years in high school, but we then got a car for the last two,” He later attended Draghon’s Business College

In January 1933, he was elected secretary of the Farmers Mutual Insurance Company of Nixa and held that position until he chose to retired January 28, after 53 years. He had also been a notary public for 50 years. Dunham was active in the Missouri Association of Mutual Insurance Companies for many years and was president of the association 1967. In 1980m he received the Associations’ Hall of Fame” plaque, a much coveted award.

Dunham was one of the organizers for the Nixa Bank and had been a member of the board of directors since its organization, He has been active in the community affairs and church work most of his life, He is a member of the Nixa school board and was president of the board at one time. The Dunhams are presently members of the Calvary Bible Church.

Austin was married June 5, 1933 to Elise Clay of Springfield,. They lived in Nixa until her death in May 1975. From this marriage came one daughter, Nancy, and one son, Joe, who is a teacher in the Aurora College at Aurora, Ill. Dunham also has three grandchildren and three granddaughters.

Dunham said he has no definite plans as to what he will do now that he is retired, but he said he will be kept busy.

 

Dunham, Clarence V. 13 Aug 1899 - 3 Feb 1975  OH 6 Feb 1975 p9

[Note: Son of Vernon Leroy & Mary Alice (Frazier) Dunham]

NIXA - Funeral services for Clarence V. Dunham, 75, a native of Nixa, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Harris Chapel, Nixa, with the Rev. Kenneth Bandy officiating. Burial will be in Patterson Cemetery. Mr. Dunham died at 9 p.m. Monday in a Harlan, Iowa hospital after a short illness. He was a retired Apiarist after about 40 years services in Harlan. Surviving are a son, Charles of Denton, Tex; two daughters, Mrs. Rose Martin, Ashby, Minn. and Mrs. Bonnie Howse, Omaha, Neb.; four brothers, Leslie, of Carthage, Ross of Ozark, and Gordon and Austin, both of Nixa; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Grubaugh and Mrs. Jane Harper, both of Ozark; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Dunham, Elbert Edmond 10 May 1891 - 14 Sep 1962 CCR 20 Sep 1962 p1

[Note: Son of Vernon Leroy & Mary Alice (Frazier) Dunham; married  Hattie Elvira Holder 5 Jan 1897 - 18 Sep 1959]

Funeral services for Elbert E. Dunham, 71, of Springfield, who died at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14 at Springfield Baptist Hospital after a short illness, were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Herman Lohmeyer East Chapel in Springfield, with Dr. Thomas Field officiating.  Burial was in Frazier Cemetery. A retired Frisco employee, Mr. Dunham was a member of Springfield First Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge.  Survivors include a son, Vernon L. Dunham of Independence, Mo.; six brothers, Shirley H. Dunham of Springfield, Leslie W. Dunham of Carthage, Gordon Dunham and Austin Dunham of Nixa, Clarence Dunham of Harland, Iowa, and Ross Dunham of Ozark; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Grubaugh and Mrs. Jane Harper, both of Ozark; and one grandchild.

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

Contributed by Rada Beth (Hayden) Maples.

 

Dunham, Elsie M. (Clay) 9 Dec 1909 - May 1975  OH 29 May 1975 p9

[Note: Daughter of ? & Minnie (?) Clay; married Austin R. Dunham 5 Sep 1907 - 24 Mar 1988]

NIXA - Mrs. Elsie M. Dunham, 65, Nixa, died at 11:10 a.m. Thursday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, following a short illness. Mrs. Dunham was a native of Nixa and resident in Springfield until 1933 when she returned here. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Nixa. Survivors include her husband, Austin R.; a son, Joe L. of Aurora, Ill; a daughter, Mrs. Nancy Shankle, Fayetteville, Ark.; her mother, Mrs. Minnie Clay, Springfield; a brother, Lloyd Clay, Kirkwood and six grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church, Nixa, with the Rev. Kenneth Bandy officiating. Burial was in East Lawn Cemetery, Springfield, under direction of Harris of Nixa.

 

Dunham, Hattie Elvira (Holder) 5 Jan 1897 - 18 Sep 1959

[Note: Daughter of William H. & Manerva Jane (McBride) Holder; married 4 Jun 1916 Elbert Edmond Dunham 10 May 1891 - 14 Sep 1962]

Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie Elvira Dunham, 62, of 730 West Elm, who died Friday in Springfield Baptist Hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Herman Lohmeyer Chapel.  The Rev. Fred Eastham will officiate.  Burial will be in Frazier Cemetery east of Clever.

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

Contributed by Rada Beth (Hayden) Maples

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Dunham, Hattie Elvira (Holder) 5 Jan 1897 - 18 Sep 1959     CCR 24 Sep 1959 p5

Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie Elvira Dunham, 62, of Springfield who died Espy. 18 at Springfield Baptist Hospital where she had been a patient for eight days, were held Monday afternoon in the Lohmeyer Chapel, Springfield, with Rev. Red Eastham and Rev. Earl French officiating. Burial was in Frazier Cemetery east of Clever. She had been a resident of Springfield the past 32 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Elbert E. Dunham of the home at 730 West Elm, Springfield, a son, Vernon L. Dunham of Independence; her mother, Mrs. Jane Holder of Nixa; two brothers, T. J. Holder of Galena and H. G. Holder of Clever, a sister, Mrs. Jessie Pearce of Norfolk, Ca. and one granddaughter.

 

Dunham, James Gordon 28 Feb 1898 - 27 Nov 1983 OH 1 Dec 1983 p5

[Note: Son of Vernon Leroy & Mary Alice (Frazier) Dunham; married 8 Feb 1931 Opal Irene Hasty]

Services for Gordon Dunham, 85, Nixa, were held Nov. 29 in Harris Chapel with Jack Richardson officiating. Burial was in Richwood Cemetery. Mr. Dunham died Nov. 27 in his home after a long illness. A lifelong Nixa resident, he was a retired service station owner and operator and a rural mail carrier. He was a member of James River Chapel Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Opal; a son, James Gordon, Jr., Richardson, Texas; a daughter, Mrs. Joan Estep, Hazelwood; four grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Jane Harper, Ozark; and two brothers, Austin, Nixa, and Leslie, Carthage.

 

Dunham, Jane Ann 10 Oct 1952 - 30 Mar 2008 SN-L 5 Jun 2008

[Note: Daughter of Vernon J. & Emma Jean (Baker) Dunham

Jane Ann Dunham, 55, Independence, Mo., passed away on March 30, in Truman Medical Center, Kansas City. A memorial service by Ozark Chapter 98, OES, will be held in the Masonic Lodge on South 2nd Street in Ozark, Sunday, June 8, at 2 p.m. Interment was in Frazier Cemetery, Christian County, Mo., with her parents, Vernon J. and Emma Jean (Baker) Dunham, who preceded her in death. She is survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.

 

Dunham, Leslie Ward 9 Aug 1896 - 6 Jul 1993 OH 14 Jul 1993

[Note: Son of Vernon Leroy & Mary Alice (Frazier) Dunham; married 4 Apr 1920 Lois Delana Mapes 16 Oct 1896 - 27 Jan 1973; married 11 Sep 1974 Frieda Charlotte Snook 11 Nov 1907 -  7 May 1993 m/1 Renfro]

Leslie W. Dunham, 96, a longtime Carthage resident died on Tuesday, July 6, 1993 at St. Luke’s Nursing Center in Carthage. He moved his family to Carthage in 1934 to serve as a mail clerk in the post office. He retired in 1957 after thirty-seven years postal service. He was active in the First Baptist Church of Carthage as deacon, teacher, Sunday school superintendent, choir member, song leader and trustee. He was a Mason for more than 60 years and a member of the Carthage Lodge. He served in France during World War I in the U.S. Army Coast Artillery Corps, Railroad Brigade. In Carthage, he belonged to Wiggins Post of the American Legion and participated in its drum and bugle corps as a bugler and for a time as corps commander. He was active in the Carthage chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and served as president. Mr. Dunham was born Aug. 9, 1896 near Nixa. In 1920 he married Lois Mapes, Ozark. She preceded him in death in 1973. He remarried Frieda Renfrow in 1974. She died May 7, 1993. He was also preceded in death by one son, Dr. Larry Dunham. Survivors include three sons, Robert Dunham of Durham, N. C., Roy Dunham of Knoxville, Tenn., and Ervin Jerrol of Natchez, Miss.; one sister, Jane Harper, Ozark; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services were Monday, July 12 at the Ulmer Funeral Home in Carthage. Burial was in Park Cemetery in Carthage.

 

Dunham, Mary Alice (Frazier) 1 Aug 1866 - 16 Feb 1932 CCR 18 Feb 1932 p2

[Note: Daughter of Elisha Edmond & Margaret Jane (Sharp) Frazier; married 4 Jun 1890 Vernon Leroy Dunham 14 May 1863 - 11 Jun 1935; mother of Elbert Edmond Dunham 10 May 1891 - 14 Sep 1962; Anna Bell (Dunham) Grubaugh 8 Jul 1892 - 2 Dec 1982; Shirley Hershel Dunham 23 Mar 1894 - 7 Apr 1965; Leslie Ward Grubaugh 9 Aug 1896 - 6 Jul 1993; James Gordon Dunham 28 Feb 1898 - 27 Nov 1983; Clarence Vernon Dunham 13 Aug 1899 - 3 Feb 1975 ; Jane Louise (Dunham) Harper 13 Apr 1901 - 4 Aug 1998; Ross Howard Dunham 8 Jul 1902 - 18 Dec 1980; and Austin R. Dunham 5 Sep 1907 - 24 Mar 1988 ]

Mrs. Dunham, wife of Mr. Verne Dunham, living between Ozark and Nixa, died at their home Tuesday, Feb. 16, aged 65 years. Funeral services were being held today, Thursday, at 2 p.m., from the Christian church at Nixa, with Rev. B. Frank West of Springfield officiating. Burial was to be made in the Richwood cemetery under the direction of T.B. Chaffin. (Note--A more complete obituary will appear next week.)

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Dunham, Mary Alice (Frazier) 1 Aug 1866 - 16 Feb 1932 CCR 18 Feb 1932 p2

Mary Alice Frazier, first child and daughter of Elisha E. Frazier and Margaret J. Sharp, was born in Christian county near Boaz on Aug. 1, 1866. As a child she lived two years in Howell County, the remainder of her life having been spent in Christian county. Her parents returned from Howell to the neighborhood of her birth and there she grew to young womanhood. On June 4, 1890, she was united in marriage to Vernon Leroy Dunham. To this union nine children were born, who with their father survive. They are Elbert E. of Springfield; Anna B. Grubaugh of Ozark, Shirley H. of Springfield; Leslie W. and James Gordon, both of Nixa, Clarence V. of Harlan, Iowa, Jane L. home address, Ross H. Clever, and Austin R. at home. Besides these immediate relatives she is survived by 15 grandchildren and two brothers and four sisters, who are J.S. Frazier of Edna, Kan., Rev. D.S. Frazier of Licking, Mo., Mrs. Susan Holder, Mrs. Nannie Farris, Mrs. Phoebe Cobb and Mrs. Lydia Peebles, all of Clever. One grandson, a son of Mrs. Anna B. Grubaugh, had preceded her in death, this being the first break in the family circle, hers being the second. When a young woman, she made her confession in her Master and united with the Methodist church. In later years in order that she might have a church home, she moved her membership into the Christian church at Nixa, to which she was a faithful member until death. She was also one of the active members of the W.C.T.U. After her marriage to Mr. Dunham, they moved to the farm between Ozark and Nixa and there she lived for 42 years as wife and mother. Of later years she had been in rather ill health, but on Sunday, Feb. 14, she became quite ill and on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 6:30 p.m., passed away rather suddenly but quietly at the age of 65 years, 6 months and 15 days. The funeral services were held on Thursday, Feb. 18, in the afternoon at the Christian church in Nixa with Revs. Frank West of Springfield and C.S. Carpe of Republic officiating. Burial was made in the Richwood cemetery under the direction of T.B. Chaffin of Ozark.

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Dunham, Mary Alice (Frazier) 1 Aug 1866 - 16 Feb 1932 CCR 18 Feb 1932 p2

We are told that the subject of the above obituary, who now becomes the subject of this eulogy, was a perfect daughter, wife and mother and what a monument for one to have builded in the hearts and within the minds of those who now bespeak her memory. Her name is a charmed word. Through it there rings an untold melody -- it recalls the voice of an undying affection, the laughter of little children. It brings again the ripple of the brood to rest; the lisping of the lullaby over feverish crib -- man may govern and earn the glory; and the thousand watchful night and sacrifices by which a mother purchase a hero or a poet for the state are forgotten -- not one counted, for the mothers themselves do not count them; and so, one century after another do mothers unnamed and unthanked, send forth the arrows, the suns, the storm-birds and the nightingales of time. There is nothing grander, nor more beautiful, nor more inspiring than the love of a good mother. She caresses the infant at her knee, she watches and cares for it to strength and youth and her love follows it into the world. She rejoices at its success; she weeps at its misfortunes; she stands by it in adversity -- she is the personification of love and shows the purification of the heart from self. And so we are told these things may be said of her of whom we write. Fitting and proper then indeed that the Holy Word as recorded in the 31st chapter of Proverbs, verses 10-31, should have been the text of the officiating minister at the burial rites for this departed soul. And so in loving memory of Mary Alice Frazier, the daughter and Mary Alice Dunham, the wife and mother. We close this eulogy with the poetic thought of John Milton: -- Mortals, that would follow me, Love Virtue; she alone is free; She can teach ye how to climb Higher than the sphery chime, Or if Virtue feeble were, Heaven itself would stoop to her.

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Dunham, Mary Alice (Frazier) 1 Aug 1866 - 16 Feb 1932 CCR 18 Feb 1932 p2

To all who rendered thoughtful assistance or spoke works of sympathy or expressed their thoughts and affections and love by beautiful floral offerings, during the illness and death of our beloved wife and mother, we extend a heartfelt thanks and appreciation. Vernon L. Dunham and Family.

 

Dunham, Opal Irene (Hasty) 9 Aug 1908 - 9 Oct 2008 SN-L 11 Oct 2008 & CCH-N 15 Oct 2008

[Note: Daughter of John & Clara ( ) Hasty; married James Gordon Dunham 28 Feb 1898 - 27 Nov 1983]

Opal Irene (Hasty) Dunham, 100, of Nixa passed away on Thursday, October 9, 2008, in her home of 80 years. Opal was born in Rocky Ford, Colorado on August 9, 1908, the eldest of 11 children of John and Clara Hasty. Mr. Hasty moved the family to Nixa from Elk Creek, Missouri in 1926, so that his children could attend Nixa High School and church. Opal was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon; her parents; all of her 10 siblings; and 23 brothers and sisters-in-law. Opal is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Norman Estep of Hazelwood, Missouri; one son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Kay Dunham of Nixa; four grandchildren and spouses, Sharon Ward and Mike of Hazelwood, Laura Lokovich and Gary of Highlandville, James Dunham III and Claire of Garland, Texas, and Christy Dunham of Garland, Texas; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-granddaughter-in-law; two great-great grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Richard Bowman of Nixa; one sister-in-law, Edna Hasty of Albuquerque, N.M.; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Opal spent her life in service to others. She was a member of the Church of Christ, where she worked tirelessly as a children’s teacher, hostess, and aiding those who were less fortunate. She, with the other ladies of the church at James River Chapel, made over 100 quilts for orphan homes and victims of fire. Opal and Gordon raised a large garden each year and shared their produce with others. She will be missed by all who knew her. The family wishes to make special thanks to St. John's Hospice for their outstanding care during the past four months. Mrs. Rhonda Mead, R.N., went above and beyond the call for Opal. Her assistance medically and compassion to all of us is deeply appreciated. Funeral arrangements are under the personal care of Adams Funeral Home of Nixa. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 11. Funeral services will be Sunday, October 12, at 2 p.m., in the funeral home, with burial following in Richwood Cemetery. The family suggests that memorials be sent to St. John's Hospice in lieu of flowers.

 

Dunham, Ross Howard 8 Jul 1902 - 18 Dec 1980 OH 25 Dec 1980 p5

[Note: Son of  Vernon Leroy & Mary Alice (Frazier) Dunham; married  27 Jan 1927 Edna Chloe Warren 15 Nov 1907 - 19 Sep 1987]

Services for Ross H. Dunham, 78, Ozark, were held Saturday in Ozark First Baptist Church with the Revs. Doyle Miller and Bob Shank officiating, Burial was in Selmore Cemetery under direction of Adams. Mr. Dunham died Thursday in his home after a long illness. A farmer, he had owned and operated the Ozark Flower Shop. He was a deacon of the Ozark First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Edna; a son, Warren T., Springfield; three daughters, Mrs. Etta Jean Farley, Shawnee, Okla, Mrs. Phyllis Miller, Decatur, Ill., and Mrs. Becky Beeler, Springfield; three brothers, Leslie, Carthage, Gordon and Austin, both of Nixa; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Grubaugh and Mrs. Jane Harper, both of Ozark and eight grandchildren.

 

Dunham, Shirley H. Mar 1894 - 7 Apr 1965    CCR 12 Aug 1965 p1

[Note: Son of Vernon Leroy & Mary Alice (Frazier) Dunham; married Mary Kathleen]

Funeral services for Shirley H. Dunham, 71 of 1326 East Cozy, Springfield were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Herman Lohmeyer East Chapel with Dr. Z. Glen Jones officiating. Burial was in East Lawn Cemetery. Mr. Dunham died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Mercy Villa following a lingering illness. A veteran of World War I, Mr. Dunham retired five year ago from the U. S. Postal service which he served for 38 years as a rural mail carrier, He was a member of Grace Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mary Kathleen; two sons, Don, Kansas City and Bill, Phoenix, Ariz.; a daughter, Mrs. Herschel Hargus, Kansas City, Kan.; five brothers, Clarence, Harlan, Iowa, Leslie, Carthage, Ross, Ozark, and Gordon and Austin, both of Nixa; two sisters, Mrs. Anne Grubaugh and Mrs. Jane Harper, both of Ozark; 14 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Dunham, Vernon Leroy 14 May 1863 - 11 Jun 1935 CCR 13 Jun 1935 p1

[Note: Son of Thomas Warren & Maria Louisa (Stevens) Dunham; married 4 Jun 1890 Mary Alice Frazier 1 Aug 1866 - 16 Feb 1932]

Vernon L. Dunham was born in Ionia, MI, May 14, 1863. He was the son of Thomas W. Dunham and Maria L. Dunham. When a boy five years old he came to Christian county, MO. After living a few months near Sparta the family moved to Ozark where his father operated a blacksmith and carriage shop until the spring of 1875 when they moved to the farm four miles west where he lived until his death, Tuesday, June 11, 1935. He was married June 4, 1890 to Mary A. Frazier who preceded him in death, Feb. 16, 1932. To this union were born nine children, all of whom survive. They are E.E. and S.H. Dunham of Springfield, MO, Leslie of Carthage, Clarence of Harlan, Iowa, Ross of Walnut Grove, Gordon and Austin of Nixa, Mrs. Annie Grubaugh and Miss Jane of the home address, Ozark. He is also survived by one brother M.S. Dunham of Spencer, Oklahoma, nineteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted in the Nixa Christian church on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock under the direction of T.B. Chaffin of Ozark, with Rev. B. Frank West officiating.

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Dunham, Vernon Leroy 14 May 1863 - 11 Jun 1935 CCR 20 Jun 1935 p5

There are three great institutions in the affairs of men, the home, the church and the school, and it was around these that the subject of this eulogy wove his life and centered his interests. He was the father of nine children and as they came into the world to bless his home, he seemed to take renewed interest in life, building around them the protection of love, affection and devotion. He was a man who loved to serve them who loved him. He fully realized that if he were to give to his family the advantage of a properly balanced life that there should be the church and the school and so from his home he radiated his interest into these great institutions. He was not the kind of father who realizes the importance of church and school affiliation and advises that one should take an interest in them, but as a father he led his children into these institution. We would not lead you to believe that Vernon L. Dunham was selfish in his interest to these great things of life, to the neglect of his duty as a citizen. He was interested in the political and the civic life of his state, county and community, to the end that these things served and served properly the larger things in life. He we the time and space we could point to the many civic and political tasks he accomplished for the betterment of his family, his friends and his neighbors, but rather would we eulogize his acts as they effected the things he loved best. Vernon L. Dunham undoubtedly was as near a model husband, father, friend and neighbor as is possible for one to be with human weaknesses. We knew him somewhat personally, and always, no matter what our association, either social or commercial, he always entered into our discussions and considerations rather reverently. He was calm and painstaking, extremely considerate in his thoughts and acts. He was a foundation of sturdy and rugged individualism, so badly needed in the world of today. He builded the monument of his living on sacrifice and honesty. He lived to serve and love and in return be served and loved. His living was of the kind about which books might be written, and we would not have served our appointment in life had we let his life sink beneath the horizon without blazing its qualities to the world. His passing leaves a vacancy in the ranks of men, but he has given to the world a family of seven sons and two daughters who will step forward and continue the refined principles of living inculcated in them by a God fearing and devoted father. Vernon L. Dunham has builded his own monument, not only in the lives of those he loved because of parenthood, but in the hearts and minds of his friends and neighbors. And to complete this eulogy to a noble life, one rich with the essences of devoted living, we repeat the obituary as it appeared in a recent issue of this paper. Vernon L. Dunham was born in Ionia, Mich., May 14, 1863. He was the son of Thomas W. Dunham and Maria L. Dunham. When a boy five years old he came to Christian county, Mo. After living a few months near Sparta the family moved to Ozark where his father operated a blacksmith and carriage shop until the spring of 1875 when they moved to the farm four miles west where he lived until his death, Tuesday, June 11, 1935. He was married June 4, 1890 to Mary A. Frazier who preceded him in death, Feb. 16, 1932. To this union were born nine children, all of whom survive. They are E.E. and S.H. Dunham of Springfield, MO, Leslie of Carthage, Clarence of Harlan, Iowa, Ross of Walnut Grove, Gordon and Austin of Nixa, Mrs. Annie Grubaugh and Miss Jane of the home address, Ozark. He is also survived by one brother M.S. Dunham of Spencer, Okla., 19 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted in the Nixa Christian church on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock under the direction of T.B. Chaffin of Ozark, with Rev. B. Frank West officiating. Burial was made in the Richwood cemetery.

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Dunham, Vernon Leroy 14 May 1863 - 11 Jun 1935 CCR 20 Jun 1935 p5

Card of Thanks

We take this means of sincerely thanking all our friends and neighbors for their many kindly acts, the words of sympathy and the beautiful floral offerings given during the illness and death of our beloved father and grandfather. The Dunham Family.

 

Draper, Annie Laurie (Hilton) 5 Jun 1876 - 26 Jan 1970 CCR 29 Jan 1970 p8

[Note: Daughter of Nathan & Martha (Crosby) Hilton; married 8 Feb 1899 Arthur P. Draper 18 Oct 1872 - 21 Nov 1959]

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Laurie Draper, 93, of Lebanon were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Palmer-Pickering Chapel in Lebanon with the Rev. Gordon Anderson officiating. Burial was in Lebanon City Cemetery. Mrs. Draper died at 5:35 a.m. Monday in Wallace Hospital after a lingering illness. She is survived by three sons, E. H. Draper and John Draper, both of Lebanon, Charles Draper, San Antonio, Tex.; three daughters, Mrs. Polly Moore, Lebanon, Mrs. Howard Breazeal, Ozark, and Mrs. Floyd Davis, Waynesville; 16 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.

 

Draper, Arthur P. 18 Oct 1872 - 21 Nov 1959  CCR 26 Nov 1959 p2

[Note: Son of Charles Clinton & Frances “Fannie” (McClurg) Draper; married 8 Feb 1899 Annie Laurie Hilton 5 Jun 1876 - 26 Jan 1970]

Funeral services for Arthur P. Draper, 87 of Lebanon, who died last Saturday at St. John’s Hospital after an illness of two weeks, were held Monday afternoon at Lebanon. He was an employee for 50 years at the State Bank of Lebanon, prior to his retirement three years ago. He was a Mason for more than 50 years. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Breazeale of Ozark and a grandson, Arthur G. Draper, instructor at Ozark High School. Other survivors are his wife, Mrs. Annie Draper; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Moore of Lebanon and Mrs. Lucy Davis of Sarcoxie; three sons, E. H. Draper and John Draper of Lebanon, Charles Draper of Houston, Texas; a sister,. Mrs. Clint Draper of Lebanon, 15 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

 

Draper, Herbert B. 1 May 1867 - Mar 1934 CCR 15 Mar 1934 p8

[Note: married Gertrude Mabel Irwin; parents unknown on DC]

Herbert B. Draper, aged 64 yeas, died March 11 in one of the Holt cabins where he had been living for the past three weeks previous. He had suffered from a badly infected throat for several days. The body was prepared for burial by T.B. Chaffin and sent to Mento, Iowa, his former home, for burial.

 

Draper, John Hilton 19 Nov 1908 - 14 Dec 1981 OH 24 Dec 1981 p5

[Note: Son of Arthur P. & Annie Laurie (Hilton) Draper; married Hazel Berg 27 May 1915 - 21 Feb 1999]

Memorial services for John Draper, 73, Lebanon, were held Dec. 18 in the First Congregational Church with the Rev. John Masters officiating. The body has been cremated. Arrangements were made by Palmer-Pickering Funeral Home, Lebanon. Mr. Draper died Dec. 14 in Cox Medical Center, Springfield, after a long illness. Survivors include his wife, Hazel; one son, James, New York City, N. Y.; two daughters, Betsy Erb, Springfield and Ruth Rebmann, Bland; two brothers, E. H., Lebanon and Charles, San Antonio, Texas; three sisters, Polly Moore, Lebanon, Mrs. Howard Brazeale, Ozark, and Mrs. Floyd Davis, Waynesville and five grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be sent to Kinderhook Library, Lebanon.

 

Draper, Raymond John “Jack” 19 Feb 1907 - 8 Nov 1967 CCR 9 Nov 1967 p17

[Note: Son of John & Annie (  ) Draper; married 23 Dec 1951 Frances Faye McClain 26 Nov 1927 - 20 Apr 2004 who m/2 Thomas]

Raymond J. “Jack” Draper, 60, of Route 2, Ozark, died at 1:31 p.m. Wednesday in the Davis Nursing Home at Springfield where he had been a patient 35 days. A retired machinist, Mr. Draper moved to Sparta from Los Angeles 11 years ago and moved here two years ago. Surviving are his wife, Frances and four daughters, Mrs. Beverly J. Holman, La Puente, Calif., Mrs. Mary Louise Moorehead, Santa Fe Springs, Calif., and Misses Linda Fay and Denice Draper, of the home. Other survivors include three sisters, Mrs, Winfred Smith, Gardena, Calif, Mrs. Emma Hall, Sata Fe Springs, and Mrs. May Parrish, Route 9, Springfield and a brother, Ed, Torrance, Calif. Arrangements will be announced by Harris of Ozark.

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Draper, Raymond  John “Jack” 19 Feb 1907 - 8 Nov 1967 CCR 16 Nov 1967 p1

Funeral services for Raymond J. “Jack” Draper, 60, Ozark were at 10 a.m. Saturday in Harris Chapel with the Rev. Robert L. Johnson officiating. Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery north of Ozark.

 

Dreier, Anna Caroline (Zoller) 15 Oct 1884 - 30 Oct 1958  CCR 7 Nov 1958 p1

[Note: Daughter of John Ludwig & Bertha (Heineke) Zoller; married John George Dreier 7 Jan 1857 - 11 Jun 1927]

Funeral services for Mrs, Anna Caroline Dreier, 74, who died Thursday, Oct. 30  in a Monett hospital, were held Sunday, Nov. 2 at 2:30 p.m. in the Billings Methodist Church with Rev. Clarence Young officiating. Burial was in St. Peter’s Evangelical Cemetery under direction of Harris Funeral Home of Billings. She was a lifelong resident of Billings and a member of the Billings Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Order of Easter Star Chapter No 525 at Billings. Survivors include one son, T. Bernard Dreier of Billings;  five grandchildren; three brothers, Christ A. Zoller and Fred F. Zoller, both of Billings; and John E. Zoller of San Leandro, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Lena Hutter of Amboy, Wash.

 

Dreier, Frances Alline (Williams) 23 Jun 1912 - 25 Jan 2006 SN-L 29 Jan 2006
[Note: Daughter of James David & Cora Evalina (Smart) Williams; married 2 Jun 1936 Avery Lewis Dreier 20 May 1907 - 23 Nov 1951]
Alline (Williams) Dreier, Bethesda, Maryland, formerly of Billings, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2006, in Manor Care Potomac Nursing Home, Potomac, Md., after a short stay, at age 93 years, seven months, and two days. She was born June 23, 1912, in Billings, Missouri, the daughter of James David and Cora Evalina (Smart) Williams. Alline attended Billings public school, and graduated from Billings High School in 1929. She attended Southwest Teachers College in Springfield for one year and three summers. On June 2, 1936, Alline was united in marriage to Avery Lewis Dreier, and to this union was born one daughter, Karen. She spent more than half her life in the Billings community, where she was a very active member of the Billings Baptist Church, teaching Sunday School, singing in the choir, and filling many other positions. She was a teacher for six years in country schools and Billings public school. She worked in the Billings post office for her Postmaster husband as well as others, and subsequently succeeded her husband on his death as a Billings rural letter carrier. To be closer to her daughter, in 1963 she moved to Springfield, Va., where she continued to work for the U.S. Postal Service. Upon retirement she moved to Bethesda, Md., where she looked after her two granddaughters as they were growing up. Survivors are her daughter, Karen Pettigrew, Bethesda, Md.; a brother, Harold Williams, Zellwood, Fla.; two granddaughters, Lynne Pettigrew, Arlington, Va., and Anne Woodruff, Grand Rapids, Mich.; three great-grand- children, Emma, Ian, and Tristan Woodruff, Grand Rapids, Mich.; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 31, 2006, in Meadors Funeral Homes, Billings, with Pastor Lloyd Heavin officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter's Cemetery, Billings. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time in the funeral home.

 

Dreier, Henry G. 12 Jun 1878 - 25 Feb 1948 CCR 4 Mar 1948

[Note:  Son of John August & Mary Ann (Doetlet) Dreier; married 1906 Anna M. Rauch 29 Nov 1880 - 5 Mar 1908; married 1914 Ida May Rhodes 9 Dec 1884 - 27 Apr 1971]

Henry G. Dreier was born June 12, 1878, and passed away at his farm home Wednesday, February 25, at the age of 68. He came to Billings 51 years ago from Wisconsin where he was born. In 1906 he was married to Miss Anna Rauch, who preceded him in death in 1908. In 1914 he was married to Miss May Rhodes. To this union were born two children, a son and a daughter. For 13 years he was secretary of the Farmers Mutual Insurance Company. “Hank” as he was most affectionately known by his many friends, was most kind and considerate to everyone in all walks of life. Survivors are his wife, May and his son, Robert, both of the home; his daughter, Mrs. Virginia Pollock of New Orleans, La.; one sister, Mrs. Pauline Rucinski of Van Buren, Mo. Funeral services were held at 2:30 Saturday afternoon at the Maples Funeral Chapel, conducted by Rev. D.S. Frazier of Clever. Burial was made in the Evangelical cemetery under direction of Maples Funeral Home.

 

 

Dreier, Ida Mae (Rhodes) 9 Dec 1884 - 27 Apr 1971   CCR 29 Apr 1971 p8

[Note: Daughter of William Noah & Sarah E. (Smart) Rhodes; married 20 Sep 1914

Henry G. Dreier 12 Jun 1878 - 25 Feb 1948]

Mrs. Ida Mae Dreier, 87, Billings, died at 10 p.m. Tuesday at her home after a short illness. She was a past matron of the Eastern Star and a member of the Christian Church in Billings. Survivors are a son, Robert H., Billings; a daughter, Mrs. Virginia Pollack, Oklahoma City; three sisters, Mrs. Hazel Hicks and Mrs. Pearl Gann, both of Springfield, and Mrs. Helen Uzzell, Halfway and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Billings Christian Church with the rev. Bob Shanks officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Evangelical Church Cemetery under direction of Cantrell.

 

Dreier, Julia Lucille (Hill) 2 Jul 1916 - 12 Aug 2006 SN-L 14 Aug 2006

[Note: Daughter of Elton Landis & Lena (Washam) Hill; married 24 Dec 1941 Thomas Bernard Dreier 24 Dec 1904 - 4 Mar 1987]

Julia Lucille Dreier, 90, Billings, passed away peacefully at 3:30 a.m. August 12, 2006, at her home, The Montclair in Springfield, following a short illness. She was born July 2, 1916, in Clever, Missouri, the daughter of Elton Landis and Lena Washam Hill. Lucille was married to Thomas Bernard Dreier, who preceded her in death, and was a faithful member of the Billings United Methodist Church. Over the years, she worked beside T. Bernard on the farm and enjoyed their children and grandchildren's music and sports activities. Lucille is survived by her daughter, Doris Janet Dreier Jones of Springfield, Missouri, and her family: husband, Dr. Tom Jones and daughters, Heather May Jones and Michelle Lee Jones; and sons, Wayne Thomas Dreier of Union, Missouri, and his family: wife, Barbara Lynn Zibell Dreier, son, Wayne Thomas Dreier Junior and daughter, Susan Elizabeth Dreier Rosenhoffer and her family: husband, Larry Rosenhoffer and daughter, Grace Lorene Rosenhoffer; Keith Lynn Dreier of Columbia, Missouri, and his family: wife, Nancy Ellen Jackson Dreier, and daughters, Sarah Lynn Dreier and Julie Marie Dreier; Roger Neile Dreier of Ash Grove, Missouri, and his family: wife, Dana Jo Hawkins Dreier, son, Rodney Nelson Dreier and daughter, Diana Janae Dreier; and sister-in-law, Joette Hill of Clever, Missouri; other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 15, at Meadors Funeral Home in Billings with the Reverend Linda Nelson officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery of Billings. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. this evening at Meadors Funeral Home in Billings. A Memorial Service will be held at The Montclair at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Billings United Methodist Church, Box 116, Billings, MO 65610.


Dreier, June (Hooper) Wright 12 Oct 1913 - 17 Aug 2006 SN-L 20 Aug 2006

[Note: Daughter of Homer & Erma (Hunt) Hooper; married Robert H. Dreier 17 Jul 1915 - 16 Jan 1975]

June Dreier, 92, Billings, was born October 12, 1913, west of Rogersville, Missouri, the daughter of Homer and Erma (Hunt) Hooper. June passed away Thursday, August 17, 2006, in her home. June was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Dreier; her parents; two brothers, Mel and John Wesley; and two sisters, Bea Etta Bradley and Roberta "Bobby? Ash. June is survived by her daughter, Norma Reser, Nixa; her son, David Wright and wife, Joan, Billings; a sister, Lorene Robb, Clever; four grandchildren; Sherry DeVore, Diana Lewing, Sondra Kay Lowery, and Rob Wright; and nine great-grandchildren. June was a member of the Billings Christian Church. Visitation will be held 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, August 21, 2006, in Meadors Funeral Home, Billings. A graveside service will follow at 10:30 a.m. in Crane Community Cemetery with Rev. David Ellis officiating under direction of Meadors Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John's Hospice Care, 1378 E. Republic Road, Springfield, MO, 65804.

 

Dreier, Robert H. 17 Jul 1915 - 16 Jan 1975  OH 23 Jan 1976 p9

[Note: Son of Henry G. & Ida Mae (Rhodes) Dreier; married June Hooper 12 Oct 1913 - 17 Aug 2006 m/1 Wright]

BILLINGS - Robert B. Dreier, 59, Route 1, Billings, died at 4:55 a.m. at Cox Medical Center, Springfield, after a short illness. An employee if the hospital for the past 14 years, she was a member of St. Peters Evangelical Church here. Surviving are his wife, June; two sons, Robert M. of Springfield and David H. Wright of Gwinn, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. Norma Reser, Route 1, Marionville, and Mrs. Angela Serrano, Santa Rosa, N. M.; a sister, Mrs. Virginia Pollack, Oklahoma City; several grandchildren and three nephews. Arrangements were announced by Cantrell of Billings.

 

Drennan, William Darell 3 Mar 1923 - 14 Nov 1983 OH 24 Nov 1983 p9

[Note: age in obit disagrees with birth date on SSDI]

Funeral services for William Darrell Drennan, 63, Manteca, Calif. were held Nov. 18 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at Konawa, Okla. with burial in Wanetta Cemetery, Wanetta, Okla. under the direction of Pickard Funeral Home of Stratford, Okla, Mr. Drennan died Nov. 14 in Manteca. Survivors  include a son, Dennis R., Ozark; two daughters, Glenda Larman and Linda Norrad, both of Asher, Okla; two brothers, Glen, Moore, Okla. and R. C., Ada, Okla.; two sisters, Veta Johnson, Manteca, Calif. and Sylvia NeVore, Moore, Okla.; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

Drew, Bill 11 Jun 1925 - 5  Jun 2007 SN-L 7 Jun 2007 & CCH-N 13 Jun 2007

[Note: Son of Jimmy Ray & Hazel Constance (  ) Drew; married 4 Jul 1946 Marjorie Beck]

In Loving Memory Bill Drew 1925 to 2007 Genesis 2:24 "...and they shall be one flesh" Bill R. Drew, of Ozark, Missouri, member of Second Baptist Church, formerly of Houston, Texas, passed away June 5, 2007, at 1:48 p.m. in Cox South Hospital, Springfield, Missouri, surrounded by his family. Bill was born on June 11, 1925 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the son of Jimmy Ray and Hazel Constance Drew and has now joined his parents at their residence on Main Street in God's Heaven. He was preceded in death by his youngest brother, Jimmy Clifton Drew and his great granddaughter, Jalen Elaine Carter. On July 4, 1946, he married Marjorie Beck of Houston, Texas, and together they had two children, Donna Drew Blackwood, Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and Dana Drew, Grapevine, Texas. He was a bi-vocational minister and senior pastor for 34 years. His first pastorship was First Baptist Church of Rock Island, Texas, then Elm Grove Baptist Church of Waelder, Texas, and Pine Valley Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. Prior to pastoring, he was Minister of Music at Parkwood Baptist Church, Southmore Plaza Baptist and Greenwood Village Baptist Church. He was also a homebuilder, an inspector for FHA, VA, HOW, HOME, and RIAT, where he served as president of Registered Inspectors Association of Texas for four years. Upon retirement, he did health care ministry as well as home inspections in Missouri. He is survived by his wife Marjorie; his daughter Donna and spouse R.W. Blackwood, Jr.; and son Dana Drew and spouse Trisha Bolian-Drew; grandchildren, Andrea Blackwood-Carter and spouse Todd Carter, Rob Blackwood and spouse Mary Gardner-Blackwood, Dustin Drew, Cody Drew; great-grandchildren, Jared, Schuyler, Stormie and Jette Carter; Joey, Lucy and Isabella Blackwood; brother, Dick Drew; sisters, Carol Abston and Mary Alice McFalls; brother-in-law, Frederick Beck; sisters-in-law, Edith Elliott and Kathryn Henderson, extended family members, friends and church family. All loved and respected this man of God. The family wishes to express their gratitude to Dr. John Ferguson and the wonderful staff of the Neurological and NTICU Departments of Cox South Hospital. The family will receive friends for visitation in Barnes Family Funeral Home, 1700 South 15th Ave. in Ozark, Missouri, from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 7. Funeral services will be held in Houston, Texas, in Sagemont Church at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 9 with Reverends Bruce Bumgardner, E.R. McCrary and Dr. John Morgan officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in Bill's memory.

 

Drinnin, Constance “Connie” (Sidaris) 1923 - 25 Apr 2009 SN-L 28 Apr 2009

[Note: Daughter of James & Ors ( ) Sidaris; married 1946 A. V. “Andy” Drinnin]

Constance (Connie) Drinnin Constance (Connie) Drinnin, age 85, died April 25 in Christian Health Center, Nixa, Missouri. She was born the first of five children to James and Ora Sidaris and was raised in Omaha, Neb., where she married A. V. Drinnin in 1946. To this union, were one son, David Andrew and a daughter, Sharri Lee. The family moved to Cameron, Mo., in 1955 to manage the J.C. Penney Store. Upon its closing, they opened and operated a family shoe store for 42 years. Connie was an active member and teacher at First Baptist Church in Cameron where she worked as secretary for 23 years. She moved to Nixa, Mo., in 2002 and joined South Gate Baptist Church, Springfield. Connie retained her membership in the P.E.O. Sisterhood in Cameron. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; her son, David; and her husband, Andy. Survivors are her daughter, Shari Mathews and husband Clark, Nixa; two granddaughters, Megan Baker and husband Jason, Jenks, Okla; Mindi Schwab and husband Ben, Albany, N.Y.; four great-grandchildren, Logan, Peyton, Addison and Austin Baker; a brother, Stanley Sidaris and wife Barbara; a sister, Helen Watkins; a sister-in-law, Kathy Sidaris; and many nieces and nephews. Connie was loved, respected and admired by her family and many friends. The body has been cremated. A memorial service will be held in the First Baptist Church, Cameron, Mo., on Saturday, May 2, at 2 p.m. Memorial funds will be arranged at South Gate Baptist Church, Springfield, and First Baptist Church, Cameron to be used for missions support.

 

Driscoll, Jeffrey Dean 7 Jun 1963 - 4 Jan 2009 SN-L 8 Jan 2009

[Note: Son of Dennis Garold & Patricia Ann (Lassley) Driscoll; married Audrey Thomas]

Jeffrey Dean Driscoll, 45, Springfield, Mo., passed away January 4, 2009, in his home. He was born June 7, 1963, in Springfield, the son of Dennis Garold Driscoll and Patricia Ann (Lassley) Driscoll. He was a 1981 graduate of Billings High School. From his marriage to Audrey Thomas, from whom he later separated, was born a son, Steven Jeffrey Driscoll, now 13 years of age, in family care. Other survivors include his parents, Dennis "Garold” and Pat Driscoll; a brother, Greg Driscoll, his children, Zack and Megan Driscoll; two sisters, Marlena Heimer and husband, Trent, their children, Morgan and Grant Heimer, and Melinda Harter and husband, Brian, their children, Savannah and Hunter Harter, all of Billings. His grandparents on both sides of the family preceded him in death. Jeff was employed by Cox South Hospital, Springfield, where he was an oncology/radiation technician assistant. He loved music, skydiving, and spending time with his son; taking him to ballgames or just hanging out around the house. A true "Mr. Mom”. He will be deeply missed by family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, January 9, 2009, in Meadors Funeral Home in Billings, with Pastors Ray Lassley and Billy Merritt officiating. His final resting place will be in Rose Hill West Cemetery, Billings. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to an education fund for Steven at the Bank of Billings, in Billings or Marionville. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.

 

Driscoll, Patricia Ann (Lassley) 19 Jun 1939 - 12 Jul 2011 SN-L 15 Jul 2011 & CCH-N 18 Jul 2011

[Note: Daughter of Clyde Henry & Mary Magdalene (Moore) Lassley; married 25 Sep 1959 Dennis Garold Driscoll]

Patricia Ann (Lassley) Driscoll, age 72, of Billings, Missouri, passed from this life Tuesday, July 12, 2011. She was born June 19, 1939 in Rogersville, Missouri, the daughter of Clyde Henry and Mary Magdalene Lassley. Patricia was a 1957 graduate of Rogersville High School and a member Curtis Chapel. She married Dennis Garold Driscoll on September 25, 1959. Patricia retired from Cox Health Systems and was a former employee of Billings Farmers Exchange. She was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Dean Driscoll; her parents; and a brother, Wayne Lassley. Survivors include husband, Dennis Driscoll; a son, Greg Driscoll; two daughters, Marlena Heimer and husband Trent, and Melinda Harter and husband Brian; four grandsons, Steven Driscoll, Zach Driscoll, Hunter Harter, and Grant Heimer; three granddaughters, Savannah Harter, Megan Driscoll, and Morgan Heimer, all of Billings; five brothers, Edward Lassley and wife Carole, Bill Lassley and wife Beulah, Ray Lassley and wife Carol, Larry Lassley and wife Glinda, and Mike Lassley and wife Jackie; two sisters, Alice "Judy" Collins and husband Bob, and Marylyn Williams and husband Kenny; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 15, 2011 in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, in the funeral home. Burial will follow the service in Rose Hill West Cemetery, Billings. Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes or the American Heart Association s. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com

Driskell, Alice Jean (Jordan) 17 Nov 1935 - 10 Sep 1988  OH 15 Sep 1988

[Note: Daughter of ? & Edna (  ) Jordan; married Norman D. Driskell   8 May 1928 - 25 Feb 2009]

Jean Jordan Driskell, 52, of Rogersville, died at 8:25 a.m. Sept. 10 at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. Services for Mrs. Driskell were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Greenlawn Funeral Home South Chapel, with the Rev. Hubert Swearengin officiating. Burial was in Springfield National Cemetery. Mrs. Driskell was a lifelong resident of this area, and was a graduate of Springfield Central High School. She had been employed in the real estate profession for 25 years, and at the time of her death was the owner of the Jordan Real Estate Company. She had served as an instructor at area real estate schools. Mrs. Driskell was a member of the Mentor Baptist church. Her survivors include her husband, Norman D.; two daughters, Angela Marcantel, Brookline, and Sandra Patterson, Rogersville; her mother, Edna Med1ock, Rogersville; a brother, Harold, Springfield; and three granddaughters, Alicia, Athena, and Alaiha Marcantel.

 

Driver, Charles 14 Jul 1932 - 6 Dec 2011 SN-L 9 Dec 2011 & AdamsFH

[Note: Son of Floyd & Cecil ( ) Driver]

            Charles Driver. Driver, age 79, of Nixa, passed away Tuesday, December 6, 2011. He was born July 14, 1932, the son of Floyd and Cecil Driver. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Roberta (Bobbie); and his parents; and two brothers, Floyd and Donald. Mr. Driver retired after 40 years at Kraft Foods. He was a member of North Nixa Baptist Church, he enjoyed gospel singing. He loved his family and especially enjoyed spending time with each grandchild and great-grandchild. Survivors include: Three children, Malory Driver, Springfield, Lynn Driver, Nixa, and Marla Driver Capoferri and husband Michael, Philadelphia, PA; two brothers, Roy Driver, Springfield, and Alva Driver and wife Leora, Springfield; four grandchildren, Missy Nevels, Mindy Nevels, Brad Dunaway, and Calin Driver; three great-grandchildren, Braidyn, Alexis Jewell, and C.J.; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Pastor Jerry Francisco officiating. The family will greet friends following the service until 4:00 P.M. Inurnment will be in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Driver, Charles 14 Jul 1932 - 6 Dec 2011 CCH-N 14 Dec 2011

            Charles Driver, 79, Nixa, passed away Dec. 6, 2011. He was born July 14, 1932, the son of Floyd and Cecil Driver. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Roberta (Bobbie); and his parents; and two brothers, Floyd and Donald. Mr. Driver retired after 40 years at Kraft Foods. He was a member of North Nixa Baptist Church, he enjoyed gospel singing. He loved his family and especially enjoyed spending time with each grandchild and great-grandchild. Survivors include: Three children, Malory Driver, Springfield, Lynn Driver, Nixa, and Marla Driver Capoferri and husband Michael, Philadelphia, Pa.; two brothers, Roy Driver, Springfield, and Alva Driver and wife Leora, Springfield; four grandchildren, Missy Nevels, Mindy Nevels, Brad Dunaway, and Calin Driver; three great-grandchildren, Braidyn, Alexis Jewell, and C.J.; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends. A memorial service was 2 p.m. Dec. 10 at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Pastor Jerry Francisco officiating. The family greeted friends following the service until 4 p.m. Inurnment is in Missouri Veterans Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Driver, Homer Alton 26 May 1942 - 16 Jul 1992  NN-E 29 Jul 1992 & OH 29 Jul 1982

[Note: Son of Homer & Lillian (Adkinson) Driver; married 17 Feb 1972 Barbara J. Anson]

Homer Alton Driver, 50, died Thursday, July 16, in General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital, Ft. Leonard Wood, of injuries suffered in an automobile accident. He was born May 26, 1942, in Fitzgerald, Ga., the son of Homer and Lillian Adkinson Driver. He grew up and attended school in Atlanta. In 1966, he entered the U.S. Army and served in the Vietnam War. During his 20-year career, he was stationed around the world, and received numerous commendations and awards. He retired Sept. 23, 1986, at the rank of master sergeant. He was married to Barbara J. Anson on Feb. 17, 1972, in Lawrenceville, Ill. After his retirement from the military, he worked as an agent for Metropolitan Life in St. Robert. For the last several years, he worked at American Satellite in St. Robert. He enjoyed pool, bowling and reading. Survivors include. his wife, Barbara; his mother, Lorina Driver, Atlanta; one son, David Coleman, Waynesville; five daughters, Kathy Curtis, St. Robert, Diana Wilkie, Ozark, Gloria Thames, Tallahassee, Fla., Kelly Underwood, Riverdale, Georgia and Marie Pinson, Douglasville, Ga,; two brothers, John Driver, state of Virginia, and Charles Driver, state of Georgia; three sisters, Linda Hamm, state of Virginia, and Brenda Freeman and Charlotte Norton, both of the state of Georgia; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Homer G. Driver. Services were held Sunday, July 19, in Waynesville Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Robert Kimmis officiating. Burial with military honors was in Mt. Gibson Baptist Church Cemetery. were under the direction of Waynesville Memorial Chapel.

 

Driver, Roberta Juanita “Bobbie” (Lewis) 25 Aug 1932 - 17 Mar 2010 CCH-N 24 Mar 2010

[Note: Daughter of Robert & Jewell (Painter) Lewis; married 1 Jul 1951 Charles E. Driver]

Roberta “Bobbie” Juanita Driver, 77, of Nixa, passed away March 17, 2010. She was born August 25, 1932 in Cassville, the daughter of Robert and Jewell (Painter) Lewis. Her parents preceded her in death as well as a brother, Ward Lewis. On July 1, 1951, she and Charles E. Driver were united in marriage. Mrs. Driver retired after 30 years as a secretary for Nixa First Baptist Church. She was a member of North Nixa Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking for her family and was an accomplished artist. She loved her family and especially enjoyed spending time with each grandchild and great-grandchild. Survivors include: Her husband, Charles; three children, Malory Driver and husband Carl King, Springfield, Lynn Driver, Nixa, and Marla Driver Capoferri and husband Michael, Philadelphia, Pa.; four grandchildren, Missy Nevels, Mindy Mears, Brad Dunaway and Calin Driver; three great-grandchildren, Braidyn, Alexis Jewell, and C.J.; a sister, Martha Sinclair, Cassville; two brothers and their wives, Carl and Dimple Lewis, Cassville, and Ezra and Mary Lewis, Liberal, KS; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends. A memorial service was 2 p.m. March 21 at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Pastor Jerry Francisco officiating. The family greeted friends following the service until 4 p.m.  Inurnment was at Missouri Veterans Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

 

Drown, Edwin Albert 20 Dec 1919 - 21 Apr 1986 OH 1 May 1986 p3

[Note: Son of Willard Alton & Naomi Faye (West) Drown; married Nancy Joy Perry 2 Jun 1930 - 14 Jul 1990]

Memorial services for Edwin Albert Drown, 66, Oldfield, were held April 26 in Mitchel-Auxter Funeral Home, Clyde, Ohio, Local Arrangements were under the direction of Clinkingbeard, Ava. Mr. Drown died April 21 in his home. He was a member of the Masonic Blue Lodge, Clyde, Ohio. Royal Arch Masons, Bellview Council of Bellview, Ohio, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wards, and a life member of the U. S, Submarine Veterans of World War II. He served during the World War II as a submarine sailor in the U. S. Navy. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include his wife, Nancy; one son, Ernie, Imperial Beach, Calif.; and one daughter, Linda, Kansas City.

 

Drown, Clifford C. “Kip” 29 Dec 1935 -  30 May 2008 SN-L 1 Jun 2008

[Note: married Faye]

Kip Drown went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 30. Kip is survived by his wife, Faye of the home in Springfield; two sons, Kip Jr. and wife, Gina of Pueblo, Colo. and Brian of Ozark, Mo.; six grandchildren, Christie Stuehmer of Buffalo, Cassie Duckett and husband, Jared of Springfield, Kyle and wife, Janet of Indiana, Courtney Drown of Ozark, Mo. and Laura and Ashley Ensley of Georgia; three great-grandchildren, Andrew, Bryson and Kaitlyn; and two very special friends, Bob and Montanah Love. Kip was a member of Second Baptist Church of Springfield. Visitation will be Sunday from 4 to 5 p.m. and funeral services will be Monday at 1 p.m., both will be in Greenlawn Funeral Home South. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Second Baptist Church Missions fund can be made.

 

Drury, Clayton William Charles 18 May 1875 - 10 Jan 1950  CCR 26 Jan 1950

[Note: Son of Frank Holloway & Della Hannah (Whitlock) Drury; married 10 Sep 1905 Lilly May Brown 23 Mar 1887 - 27 May 1967]

The death of a former Ozark man, Clayton W. Drury, 74, is reported in a letter received this week from Mrs. Madge Tunnell, of Clovis, California. Mrs. Tunnell is housekeeper for Clayton Drury’s father, Frank Drury, 97. The father and son lived half a block apart in Clovis. The elder Mr. Drury, Mrs. Tunnell said, in spite of his advanced age, is standing the blow of his son’s death “remarkably well.” A clipping from a Clovis paper dated January 12 reported: “Clayton W. Drury passed away at the U.S. Naval hospital in Oakland Tuesday evening following a month’s illness and operation. His age was 74. The remains were brought to Clovis and funeral services are planned for Sunday morning at 11 o’clock at the Boice Funeral Home. Rev. Ralph Crawford and Rev. Dean Hudson of the Clovis Methodist and Baptist churches, will officiate. A military service will be given at the Clovis Cemetery. Mr. Drury had been a resident of Clovis thirty years. He came west in 1920 from Missouri, and this city had been his home ever since. Born in Southern Michigan, he went as a boy of nine with his family to Missouri. There he received his education in the schools of Ozark. When the Spanish-American War came on he enlisted in the First U.S. Cavalry. His basic training was taken at Fort Robinson, Nebraska. After training he was sent to the Philippine Islands and served there under combat conditions for three years. Twelve years of his life, Mr. Drury spent as a farmer, but he was mechanically inclined, and most of his life was given to various kinds of mechanical work. The past several years he had served as Plumbing Inspector for the city of Clovis. He was a member of the Spanish-American War veterans of Fresno. Mr. Drury married Lilly May Brown in Missouri and they were the parents of five children, three of whom, with the widow, survive him. The children are Carma Drury, Mrs. Howard Riggs and Mrs. George Gleickweit, all of Madera. He is also survived by his father, Frank Drury of Clovis, and one sister, Mrs. Harry Ball of Friant, and by eight grandchildren.

 

Drury, Della Hannah (Whitlock) 21Jul 1848 - 25 Sep 1914 CCR 9 Oct 1914 p1

[Note: Daughter of William & ? ( ) Whitlock; married 10 May 1874 Frank Holloway Drury 8 Aug 1852 - 22 Jan 1853]

Word reached us last week through Clayton Drury announcing the death of his mother, Mrs. Frank Drury, on Sept. 25, 1914, at their home in Clovis, Calif. Mrs. Drury had many faithful friends in Ozark and vicinity who will regret very much to hear of her demise. The cause of her death was typhoid fever. She was buried in Clovis. Mr. Drury is expected to arrive in Ozark some time this week to visit his son, Clayton and accompany him to Arkansas on a lookout for a location as Clayton since selling the old home place desires to locate in Arkansas.

 

Drury, James Frank 20 Dec 1908 - 1 Aug 1924 CCR 15 Aug 1924

[Note: Son of Clayton William Charles & Lilly May (Brown) Drury]

James Frank Drury was born near Ozark, Mo. December 20, 1908. He came with his parents, Mr. And Mrs. Clayton Drury, to Clovis in May 1920. He made public confession of his faith in Christ December 5th of that year and united with the Baptist church on the following Sunday. From that time till his death, he lived a consistent and exemplary Christian life. Ona August 1st, her met death by drowning in the San Joaquin River at Friant, and his body was brought to the Boice Undertaking parlors. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church Sunday afternoon conducted by Rev. F. C. R. Jackson with interment in the Clovis Cemetery. A profusion of floral offerings and large attendance at the funeral services testified to the high esteem in which he was held in the community. Besides his father and mother, he leaves two sisters, Mildred and Cuma, and a brother, Carma.  L. I. T.

 

Drury, Milton Earl Oct 1905 - 17 Mar 1906 CCR 25 Oct 1906

[Note: Son of Clayton William Charles & Lillie May (Brown) Drury]

The baby boy of Clayton Drury died last Monday of whopping cough. This child was one of twins born to Mr. and Mrs. Drury last spring and has never been very strong. The family has the sympathy of friends and neighbors.

 

Dry, Sophia Mary (Lafayette) Deckard 3 May 1924 - 7 Mar 1989  OH 16 Mar 1989

[Note: Daughter of Charles & Clara (  ) Lafayette; married first ? Deckard; married  Lawson Alfred Dry 25 Sep 1929 - 29 Apr 1999]

Sophia Mary Dry, 64, of Rogersville, died March 7 in her home following a short illness. Services for Mrs. Dry were held March 11 in the Ragan-Thieme Funeral Home North, Springfield, with the Rev. Hubert Swearengin officiating. Burial was in Springhill Cemetery. Mrs. Dry was the daughter of Charles and Clara Lafayette. She was a homemaker. Surviving are her husband, Lawson A. Dry, of the home; five sons and two daughters, Leo J. Deckard, Strafford, John W. Deckard, Ava, Jay D. Deckard, Fair Grove, Paul L. Deckard, Springfield, Charles A. Dry, Oldfield; Mrs. Carolyn S. Marion, Springfield, and Mrs. Mary J. Long, of the state of Florida; 17 grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

 

Dryden, Agnes Joe 11 Aug 1905 - 12 Jun 1950 CCR 15 Jun 1950

[Note: Daughter of  James Richard "Dick" & Inez G. (Crain) Dryden]

Miss Agnes Dryden, 44, of Ozark died Monday afternoon in Springfield Baptist Hospital. Miss Dryden was a native of Ozark and a retired school teacher, formerly teaching at Highlandville and Spokane. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.R.Dryden, also of Ozark. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Chaffin Chapel, with the Rev. R.E. Musgrave officiating. Burial was in the Ozark Cemetery.

 

Dryden, Inez G. (Crain) 4 Mar 1884 - 10 Oct 1972 CCR 12 Oct 1972 p1

[Note: Daughter of Arthur Charles & Martha A. (Kerchner) Crain; married 10 Sep 1902 James Richard “Dick” Dryden 17 Apr 1882 - 18 Feb 1958]

Mrs. Inez G. Dryden, 88, of Ozark, died at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday in Mercy Villa, Springfield. A lifelong resident of Christian County, Mrs. Dryden had been at Mercy Villa since 1964. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Ozark. Surviving are nine nieces and five nephews. Services were at 10 a.m. today in the Harris Chapel in Ozark with the Rev. Conrad Kitchell officiating, Burial was in Ozark Cemetery.

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Dryden, Inez G. (Crain) 4 Mar 1884 - 10 Oct 1972 OH 12 Oct 1972 p1

Funeral services for Mrs. Inez Dryden will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Harris Chapel here with the Rev. Conrad Kitchell officiating, Burial will be in Ozark Cemetery. Mrs. Dryden, 88, was a  lifelong resident of Christian County. She is survived by nine nieces and five nephews.

 

Dryden, James Richard  “Dick” 17 Apr 1882 - 18 Feb 1958    CCR 20 Feb 1958 p1

[Note: Son of James W. & Olivia I. “Ollie” (Ray) Dryden; married 10 Sep 1902 Inez G. Crain 4 Mar 1884 - 10 Oct 1972]

Funeral services for James R. “Dick” Dryden, 76, a lifelong resident of the Ozark and Nixa communities, who died Tuesday morning at his home in Ozark following a lengthy illness, were to be held at 2 o’clock this afternoon in the Chaffin Funeral Chapel in Ozark. Burial will be in Ozark Cemetery. A retired farmer, he is survived by his wife, Inez and two nephews. A complete obituary will be available for publication next week.

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Dryden, James Richard  “Dick” 17 Apr 1882 - 18 Feb 1958    CCR 27 Feb 1958 p4

Funeral services for James Richard Dryden, 76, who died Tuesday, Feb. 18 at his home in Ozark, after suffering a stroke the previous day, were held Thursday, Fe.  20 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chaffin Funeral Chapel in Ozark, with Rev. Harold Mayes officiating. Burial was in Ozark Cemetery under direction of Chaffin. A native of Greene County, Mo., he spent his lifetime as a farmer. For many years, he lived northwest of Ozark on Route 1, Nixa. He was converted and baptized ten years ago at a revival meeting at Nixa Church of Christ, but did not take membership with any church. Ill health forced his retirement four years ago, and he moved at that time. He was preceded in death by his only daughter, Agnes who died seven years ago. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Inez Crain Dryden, nephews, great nephews and a host of close friends.

 

Dryden, John E., Dr. Dec 1884 - 21 Apr 1947 CCR 24 Apr 1947 p1

[Note: Son of James W. & Olivia "Ollie"  (Ray) Dryden]

Mrs. Roxy Green received word Tuesday morning of the death of her brother, Dr. J.E. Dryden. Dr. Dryden passed away at his Kansas City home Monday after an illness extending over three years. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock in the St. James church with burial in the cemetery nearby. J.R. Dryden of Cassidy went to Kansas City Tuesday to attend his brother’s funeral.

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Dryden, John E., Dr. Dec 1884 - 21 Apr 1947 CCR 1 May 1947 p1

Dr. J.E. (John) Dryden, 61, passed away April 21 at his home in Kansas City, Missouri. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, April 23, in St. James church, Harrison and 40th St. Kansas City with burial in a cemetery in that city. Dr. Dryden was a native of Christian county, Missouri. He was a graduate of the Ozark high school; State Normal of Springfield; and the Kansas City Dental College. Surviving are his wife; one son, Lt. J/G John E. Dryden of the Navy Reserve; one brother, Dick Dryden of Nixa, Mo.; one sister, Mrs. Roxie Green of Ozark, Mo.; two nieces, Mrs. Clara Smith with the State Department of Public Instruction in Oklahoma City, and Mrs. Agnes Messman, principal of the Spokane, Mo., school; one nephew, Dr. J.C. McCroskey of Platte, S. Dakota; one great nephew, Major Smith of Dallas, Texas.

 

Drye, William Junior 8 Sep 1928 - 20 Jul 2007 SN-L 22 Jul 2007

[Note: married Jo Ann]

William Junior Drye, 78, Marshfield, passed away at 6 a.m. Friday, July 20, 2007, in his home. Junior retired from the Frisco and Burlington Northern Railroad after 41 years of service. He was also a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Jo Ann Drye; two sons, Daniel Drye and his wife, Michelle, Nixa, and Richard Drye, Marshfield; a grandson, Jared Drye; a sister, Mildred Harmon, Thayer; and a brother, Charles Drye, Ozark. Graveside services with military honors by the Webster County Veterans Memorial Association will be at 2 p.m. Monday, July 23, 2007, in the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery, Springfield, under the direction of Fraker Funeral Home, Marshfield. No formal visitation is planned. Friends may call at their convenience to the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Garst Memorial Library in care of the funeral home.

Dubbels, Ruth A.  1919 - 8 Jun 2011 SN-L 10 Jun 2011
[Note: married Irvin Dubbels 10 Jan 1919 - 12 Jul 1990]
Ruth A. Dubbels, 92, Ozark. Arrangements: Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.
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Dubbels, Ruth A.  1919 - 8 Jun 2011 CCH-N 15 Jun 2011
Ruth A. Dubbels, 92, Ozark, died June 8, 2011, in her home. Ruth has lived in Ozark next to her daughter Marilyn Johnson for the past 10 years. In following Ruth’s wishes her body will be cremated and taken to Woodlawn Cemetery, Stewartville, Minn., to be buried with her late husband Irvin Dubbels. Cremation services under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. On line condolences at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.

Dublinski, Flora Elnora (Melton) 11 June 1926 – 31 Oct 1995

[Note: Daughter of Ephraim & Pearl Mae (Jackson) Melton; married Joseph F. Dublinski]

Flora Elnora Dublinski, age 69, of Ozark, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 1995, in Cox Medical Center, South. She was born June 11, 1926, in Noxie, Oklahoma, and was the daughter of Ephraim and Pearl Mae Jackson Melton. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Ozark. Mrs. Dublinski loved her family and will be greatly missed by all. Survivors include her husband, Joseph F. Dublinski; four children and their spouses, Carol and Michael Falder, Kansas City, Nancy Betts, Lee's Summit, Gerald and Terry Henry, Jefferson City, and Lawrence and Tamra Henry, Belton; ten grandchildren; two sisters, Lucy Sage, Colorado, and Nola DePaoli, Ozark; a brother, Gene Melton, Fair Grove; a nephew and niece raised in the family home, Tommy Melton and Eula Mae Long; other relatives and friends. Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 3, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Troy Rhoden and David Howard officiating. Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.

 

DuBois, Vinnia Pearl Victoria (Boatwright) 13 December 1892 - Sep 1960 CCR 6 Oct 1960 p3

[Note: Daughter of Alexander Christopher & Mary Etta Jane (Beamon) Boatwright]

Lon Boatwright received word last week of the death of his sister, Mrs. Russell Dubois of Santa Rosa, Calif. Burial was in Santa Rosa.

 

Duckworth, Joseph T. 1872 -11 Jul 1932 CCR 14 Jul 1932 p1

[Note: no dob or family info on DC, but a different Joseph Duckworth b 1872 d Jul 1932 also St. Louis does, but different occupation, place of burial, etc.]

Joseph T. Duckworth, prominent druggist in southern Missouri, having been associated with the business in Springfield and Branson for many years, died at St. Louis hospital Monday of this week, following an operation. Funeral services were held at the Shrine Mosque in Springfield Wednesday and the remains taken to Carthage for burial. Mr. Duckworth conducted a drug store in Springfield for 20 years and had spent the past four years at Branson. He was a Mason and a Shriner of high rank.

 

Duffy, Mary 1 Feb 1915 - 28 Jan 1981 OH 5 Feb 1981 pB4

Services for Mrs. Mary Duffy, 64, Butterfield, mother of Delbert Duffy of Nixa, were held Jan. 31 in Cassville. Mrs. Duffy died Jan. 28 in Cox Medical Center where she had been a patient for a week.

 

Duft, Anna Florence (Hawk) 1870 - 16 Jun 1949 CCR 23 Jun 1949

[Note: married Jasper Duft 20 Nov 1856 - 22 Mar 1944]

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Duft, 79, who died at a rest home at Chanute, Kansas, on June 16, were held Saturday afternoon at the Chaffin Funeral Chapel in Ozark. Burial was in the cemetery at Ongo, Mo. Mrs. Duft had been a resident of Ozark since moving here from the eastern part of the country in 1944. She was enroute to visit a son at Cleveland, Okla., when she was stricken suddenly. Survivors include two sons, Earl Duft of Cleveland, Lloyd Duft of Texas, and a daughter, Mrs. Harry Cofer of Lawrence, Kansas; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Her husband, Jasper Duft, preceded her in death shortly after they moved to Ozark in 1944.

 

Duft, Jasper 1856 - 22 Mar 1944 CCR 6 Apr 1944 p1

[Note: married Anna Florence Hawk 1870 - 16 Jun 1949]

Funeral services for Jasper Duft, 87, who died March 22, at his home in Ozark, were held March 25 at Ongo, Mo., with burial in Ongo Cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. A resident of the Ongo community for many yeas, he had only recently moved to Ozark to be closer to medical attention when death occurred. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Annie Duft, two sons and one daughter.

 

Dugan, Anna Josephine (Workman) 3 Mar 1886 - 2 Jan 1931 CCR 8 Jan 1931 p1

[Note: Daughter of Samuel & Martha El;len (McCoy) Workman; married 28 Mar 1925 Iva Abraham Dugan 16 Apr 1896 - 2 Oct 1955, son of William C. & Nancy (King) Dugan; tombstone gives 1885 birthdate]

Anna Josephine Workman was born March 3, 1886, in Christian county. She resided here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Workman until 15 years old, when she went to live with her sister, Mrs. Alberta Johnson. She remained with them until her marriage to Iva A. Dugan on March 28, 1925. Her death occurred at her home near Hartville on Jan. 2, 1931, at 1:30. She leaves to mourn her departure her mother, Mrs. Sam Workman, five brothers, Marion, George, Edward, Henry and Milo, one sister, Mrs. Mary Johnson, the husband, Iva A. Dugan, besides a host of other relatives and friends. She has suffered from ill health for years but had been brave and cheerful. She always had kind words and thoughts for everyone. She will be greatly missed. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ross Carter with burial in the Shipman cemetery under the supervision of B.C. Klepper.

 

Dugan, Ernest “Dean” 1927 - Oct 2010 SN-L 25 Oct 2010

Ernest "Dean" Dugan, 83, Nixa. Arrangements: Greenlawn Funeral Home South.

 

Dugan, Mary Frances (Day) 7 May 1923 - 2 Jun 1989 NN-E 8 Jun 1989

[Note: married Dean R. Dugan]

Mary Frances Dugan, 66, of Elkland, died at 1:40 p.m. June 2 at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, after a short illness. Services for Mrs. Dugan were held June 5 in the Elkland United Methodist Church with Dr. Paul Collings officiating. Burial was in Marshfield Cemetery under the direction of Arthur's Colonial Chapel, Marshfield. Surviving are her husband, Dean R.; four sons and daughters-in-law, Dave and Doris Dugan, Ozark, Ron and Becky Dugan, Elkland, Ben and Velma Dugan, St. Joseph, and Rick and Holly Dugan, Denton, Texas; a daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Mike Adrian, Columbia; 10 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; two brothers, Bob Day, Marshfield, and Bill Day, Springfield; and a sister, Pauline Brown, Columbia.

 

Dugger, Ed 24 Oct 1884 - 31 Oct 1928  CCR 8 Nov 1928 p1

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Nelson, Francis S. "Hankin" 7 Dec 1899 - 31 Oct 1928  CCR 8 Nov 1928 p1

[Note: Son of John & ? ( ) Nelson; buried Gobbler‘s Knob Cemetery]

Francis Nelson, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. John Nelson of Bradleyville was accidentally killed last week in Pontiac, Michigan, and the remains shipped to Hollister for burial. Young Nelson was working in the Ford plant with his brother-in-law, Ed Dugger, and a friend, Tom Melton, was enroute to work in a Dodge Sedan when struck by a street car. Francis and his brother-in-law were killed instantly. The bodies were buried at Hollister last Sunday, a double funeral being held. Francis will be remembered by Ozark people as the star rider in a rodeo given here a few years ago. Those attending the funeral from Ozark were Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Clayman, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Crain, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Crain, Grantz Anderson and others. When the party left Pontiac with the bodies, young Melton was still unconscious and no hopes entertained for his recovery. Nelson went under the rodeo name of Hankin.

 

Duggin, Irene 18 Apr 1904 - 13 Feb 1980 OH 21 Feb 1980 p2

Services for Mrs. Irene Duggin, 75, Springfield, mother of Mrs. Virginia Lowery, Clever, were held Feb. 16 in Greenlawn North with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery north of Willard. Mrs. Duggin died Feb. 13, in Springfield MediCenter after a long illness.

 

Duggins, Geraldine “Gerry” (Cook) 15 Oct 1917 - 30 Jun 2004 SN-L 4 Jul 2004

[Note: Daughter of Homer & Rosa (Bray) Cook; married 17 Aug 1940 John Knox Duggins]

Geraldine "Gerry" Cook Duggins, 86, passed away Wednesday, June 30, 2004. She was born Oct. 15, 1917, in Ozark, Mo., to Homer and Rosa Bray Cook. After becoming a Christian at an early age, she was baptized and joined the Selmore, Mo. Baptist Church. Upon graduation from Ozark High School, she moved to the home of her aunt and uncle, Etta and Freeman Wasson, in Springfield. There, she became a member of First Baptist Church. On Aug. 17, 1940, she married John Knox Duggins, and they had two children. Gerry was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother; a medical secretary at St. John's Hospital; a designer/seamstress with Strauss Drapery; and a co-worker with John's family business, New Haven Court/Ship and Anchor Motel. She and John loved to travel while visiting relatives and researching family history. They also enjoyed many vacations with their children and grandchildren. When at home, they enjoyed the music of their church and the Springfield Symphony. Geraldine was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Chloe Cook Brake; and husband. She is survived by her daughter and son and their families: daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Max Gasaway, Springfield; granddaughter, Suzanne Gasaway, Denver, Colo.; granddaughter and husband, Melissa and Brandon Boyd, and great-grandchildren, Ethan and Donovan, Kansas City, Mo.; son and daughter-in-law, John and Nancy Duggins, Indianapolis, Ind.; grandson and wife, Robert and Molly Duggins, and great-grandchildren, Alexis and Autumn, Oak Harbor, Wash.; grandsons, Christopher and Patrick Duggins, Indianapolis, Ind. She also leaves her sister-in-law, Helen Duggins Brake, and two nieces, Cynthia McKinley and Deborah Miller. The family wishes to thank the caregivers of Springfield Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Hospice of Southwest Missouri, and family and friends for their support and prayers. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 6, at 10 a.m. in Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel with Dr. Joe Crider officiating. Burial will follow at Hazelwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, July 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Springfield Symphony, 1536 E. Division St., Springfield, MO 65803, or Community Hospices of America, 1465 E. Primrose, Suite A, Springfield, MO 65804.

 

Duke, Kathaleen F. (Hodges), Rev. 12 May 1923 - 26 Dec 2003   SN-L 28 Dec 2003

[Note: Daughter of Charley & Josephine (  ) Hodges; married 1 Jun 1941 Rev. Leroy Duke]

Rev. Kathaleen F. Duke, beloved wife of Rev. Leroy of Nixa, Mo., was a faithful minister, minister's wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was born in Joplin, Mo., to Charley and Josephine Hodges on May 12, 1923, and went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on the 26th day of December, 2003, at 1:40 a.m. in Mercy Villa, at the age of 80 years, 7 months and 14 days. Diana Duke stayed by her side to the end. She served in the ministry faithfully by the side of her beloved husband of almost 63 years as a very talented pianist, organist and accordion player as she played in all of the churches they pastored together. They sang together in pastoral and evangelistic work for those years in song services, altar services and special ministries, both for her husband and those who needed her services and talents. She and her husband built three churches. They pastored in Crane (their first church after being married), and Duenweg, Mo. (where they pastored twice and built the present church building). Upon the second pastoral term in Duenweg, they built Sunday school rooms onto the church as well as rest rooms, etc. They built Central Assembly of God in Denver, Colo., where they pastored for almost 15 years. They also pastored in Bakersfield, Calif. at the Panama Lane Assembly, then went on to pastor in Encinita, Calif. They held tent and auditorium crusades with deliverance and healing meetings and saw great success in Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, California, Arizona, Oregon, Alabama, Indiana and many other places. They traveled together to Canada, Mexico and the Hawaiian Islands as well as 19 overseas tours to Israel, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Greece, Italy, Austria, Germany, England, among other countries. Kathaleen ministered to 325 children weekly in project housing in Denver for several years and had a tremendous children's and youth ministry, as well as teaching, preaching, conducting daily vacation Bible schools, serving as Sunday school superintendent, visiting the sick, shut-ins and absentees and praying for them, all with great results in her ministry. She was very active to the end of her life, sending out cards and letters to the sick, as well as birthday and anniversary cards and letters by the multiplied hundreds even after she suffered a stroke in 1989 and was paralyzed on the left side for almost 15 years. She never missed a day sending out her letters and cards until the day she went to the hospital before her homegoing. Kathaleen and Leroy were married in Joplin, Mo., on June 1, 1941, at the First Assembly of God Church by Pastor S.K. Biffle. Kathaleen and her husband were a very loving couple and very devoted to each other and were deeply in love. They were sweethearts and lovers to the end, and they will meet and be together in heaven. Her sons Paul K. Duke and Leroy Duke Jr., along with her beloved husband, miss her greatly as well as her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a dedicated, Godly Christian wife, mother and prayer warrior, and a very hard worker in both church and home; she was always a very sweet, wonderful person. She has three sons, LeRoy Duke Jr. of Springfield, Paul K. Duke of Topeka, Kan., and the eldest, David Duke of Republic, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Randy Duke of Phoenix, Ariz., Debbi Hunsaker of Nixa, Mo., Heather Duke of Topeka, Kan., Ashley Hunstead of Topeka, Heidi Bowman of Manteca, Calif., Tammy Burke of Sacramento, Calif., and Donald Duke of California; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great host of friends who loved her. She is also survived by her brother, Charles Hodges of League City, Texas, and a sister, Delores Tingle of Joplin, Mo. She wanted to give many thanks to her church family for the visits and prayers over the weeks of her hospital stay. She wanted to give special appreciation to her doctor, Richard Honderick for his care and special considerations. She will be greatly missed, but never forgotten by those in the places where she and Leroy pastored and ministered for 62 years together. Bless you all. The day will come when we shall join her in heaven and will all be together again forever and ever. Funeral services will be at Greenlawn Funeral Home North on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, at 10 a.m. with Rev. Jack Moore and Rev. John Anavely officiating. Visitation is 9 a.m. to service time Wednesday in the funeral home.

 

Dougan, Albert Sidney 11 Dec 1876 - 1 Sep 1966      CCR 8 Sep 1966 p1

[Note: Son of Joseph E. & Amanda J. (  ) Dougan; married Ollie D. Johns 27 Sep 1887 - 4 Jul 1970]

Sidney Dougan, 89, a retired farmer and resident of the Sparta and Ozark communities most of his life, died at 7:15 a.m. Thursday, Sept 1 in the Missouri State Sanitarium, Mt. Vernon, following a long illness. Mr. Dougan was a member of the First Baptist Church, Ozark. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ollie Dougan of the home; three sons, Roy of Ozark, Fred of Woodland Hills, Calif. and Walter of Ozark; and two daughters, Mrs. Ella Keeling, Fort Collins, Colo. and Mrs. Edith Ball, Springfield. Funeral services were at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Harris Chapel at Ozark with the Rev. Robert L. Johnson, assisted by Lawrence Stronberg, officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.

 

Dougan, Estie (Little) Martin 29 Dec 1918 - 25 Sep 1996  OH 10 Jan 1985 pB4

[Note: Daughter of Milton Aaron & Eliza Ann (Pitts) Little; married William Paul Martin; married 2 Jan 1972 Lee Roy Dougan 7 May 1917 - 5 Nov 1996]

Mrs. Estie Dougan was honored with a surprise birthday party Dec. 30 in her home in Galena. Mrs. Dougan was pleased as well as surprised when three of her children and their families and 10 of her brothers and sisters and their families came for dinner. After dinner, they looked through old pictures and had an enjoyable time talking about old times. Those attending were: the guest of honor, Mrs. Dougan and Roy Dougan, Galena; Nita Miller, Melanie and John Reed, Ozark, Mike Reed, Penny and Noah, Springfield, Dianna Osgood, Pat and Mandie Grinsom, Seymour, Johnnie Martin, Norman, Oklahoma, Marie Whismant, Richard Maggard, Keith and Anita Allen, Nixa, Wayne, Marcella, and Tammy Maggard, Sparta, David and Wayne Dougan, Ozark, Ollie Little and Emma, Reeds Spring, Stack and Connie Little, Reeds Spring, Homer and Betty Little, Springfield, Marvin Little and Kelly Glover, Springfield, Dean and Katy Little, Ozark, Holly Little, Spokane, Renee Schwyhart, Cape Fair, Tommy and Helen Little, Michelle and Aaron, Ponce de Leon, Mable Keysser, Highlandville, Jan Blanchard and Sam, Ozark, Jack and Myn Loveland, Sparta, Loyd and Florence Rantz, Spokane, Gene and Terry Henry, and Jana and Phillip Bilyeu, Spokane.

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Dougan, Estie (Little) Martin 29 Dec 1918 - 25 Sep 1996 gwobit

Estie Little Martin Dougan, Galena, MO, daughter of Milton A. and Eliza Pitts Little, was born Dec 29 1918 in Ponce de Leon, MO, and departed this  life Wednesday, Sept 25 1996 in St. Johns Regional Health Center, Springfield, MO, at the age of 77 yrs, 8 months and 27 days.  Estie, a homemaker, had been a lifelong resident of the Stone County area.  She was an avid gardener and loved nature.  She was very active in her church at Galena Assembly of God and loved the Lord with all her heart.  She was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.  She is survived by her husband Leroy Dougan of Meadowbrook Manor of Crane; three daughters; Nita Miller of Norma LI; Marie Whisnant of Noble OK; and Christy Tabor of Fort Wayne IN, two sons, Johnny Martin of Norman, OK, and Jimmy Martin of Blue Springs MO; five sister, Mable Keysser of Highlandville MO, Alice Jane Blanchard of Ozark MO., Lucille Dennis of Bradleyville MO., Myrtle Loveland, of Sparta MO, Florence Rantz of Spokane MO., six brothers:  Dock and Homer Little both of Springfield MO,  Millard Little of Highlandville; Arthur Little of Sparta MO, Marvin Little of Blue Springs MO, Tommy Little of Ponce De Leon MO; 23 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 3 step-children, (David Dougan, Deanna Douglas, Debra Scott) and a host of other relatives and friends.  Services are at “Sixty-Five” Church, Spokane, MO. 28 Sept 1996 at 2:00 p.m.  Officiating is David Ellsworth.  Pallbearers are: Matt Loveland, Wayne Maggard, Joe Rantz, Danny Loveland, Richard Maggard, John Osgood, and Brad Stewart.  Interment at Eisenhour Cemetery, Spokane, MO.  Stumpff Family Funeral Directors. Contributed by Marcia Haworth & Becky Schimek.

 

Dougan, Lee Roy 7 May 1917 - 5 Nov 1996  CCH-N 30 Nov 1996

[Note: Son of Albert Sidney & Ollie D. (Johns) Dougan; married Estie Little 29 Dec 1918 - 25 Sep 1996 m/1 Martin]

Lee Roy Dougan, 79, Galena, passed away at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 5, 1996, in Meadowbrook Manor Nursing Home, Crane. Roy was born May 7, 1917, in Christian County, the son of Albert and Ollie Johns Dougan. He was a retired auto mechanic. He was married to Estie Little Dougan who preceded him in death Sept. 25, 1996.  He is also preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include two daughters, Deanna Douglass, Vacaville, Calif., Deborah Scott, Walnut Creek, Calif.; one son, David Dougan, Kissee Mills, Mo.; two brothers, Walter Dougan and wife Ruth, Ozark, Fred Dougan and wife, Margaret, Sun City, Ariz.; two sisters, Edith Ball, Springfield, and Ella Keeling, Sun City, Ariz.; three stepdaughters, Nita Miller, Norman, Okla., Marie Whisnant, Noble, Okla., Christie Tabor, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; two stepsons, Johnny Martin, Norman, Okla., Jimmy Martin, Blue Springs; and three grandchildren; 23 step-grandchildren; 13 step-great-grandchildren and 2 step-great-great-grandchildren. The body has been cremated under direction of Harris a Heritage Funeral Home, Ozark. Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 21, 1996, with the Rev. David Ellsworth officiating.

Contributed by Marcia Haworth & Becky Schimek.

 

Dougan, Ollie D. (Johns) 27 Sep 1887 - 4 Jul 1970 CCR 16 Jul 1970 p8

[Note: Daughter of  William Jackson & Julinda (Shipman) Johns; married 27 Sep 1908 Albert Sidney Dougan 11 Dec 1876 - 1 Sep 1966]

Mrs. Ollie D. Dougan, 82, of Ozark, died at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Lakeview Rest Home at Forsyth after a long illness. Mrs. Dougan was a lifelong resident of Sparta and Ozark communities. She was a member of Ozark First Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons, Roy Dougan and Walter Dougan, both of Ozark and Fred Dougan of Woodland Hills, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Ella Keeling of Fort Collins, Colo. and Mrs. Edith F. Ball of Springfield; one brother, Albert Johns, of Ozark; 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. in the Harris Chapel at Ozark with the Rev. C. C. Keller and the Rev. Roy Shipman officiating. Burial will be in Sparta Cemetery.

 

Dougan, Ruth Eleanor (Collins) 7 Oct 1922 - 2 Mar 2006 SN-L 3 Mar 2006

[Note: Daughter of Raymond & Minnie (Glenn) Collins; married 20 Mar 1945 Walter Dougan]

Ruth Eleanor Dougan, age 83, of Ozark, passed away Thursday, March 2, 2006. She was born October 7, 1922, the daughter of Raymond and Minnie (Glenn) Collins. On March 20, 1945, she and Walter Dougan were united in marriage. Mrs. Dougan was a faithful member of Selmore Christian Church. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Survivors include: her husband, Walter; a daughter, Brenda Rawlings and husband, Jim, of Springfield; a son, Phillip Dougan and wife, Debbie, of Rogersville; six grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren; two sisters, Carolyne Jones, Nixa, and Joan Robertson, Billings; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 4, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Galen Dennis officiating. Burial will follow in Selmore Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.

 

Dougherty, Nelson Kenneth “Ken” 4 Jan 1938 - 16 Oct 2010 SN-L 19 Oct 2010

[Note: Son of Nelson & Velma (  ) Dougherty; married ?; married 1990 Lizabeth]

Nelson Kenneth "Ken" Dougherty, age 72, of Nixa, Missouri passed away peacefully on Saturday October 16, 2010 at St. John's Hospital surrounded by his loving wife and children, after his ten year battle with cancer. Ken was born on January 4, 1938 in St. Louis, Mo. to Nelson and Velma Dougherty. Ken leaves his wife of 20 years Lizabeth, his children Amy Thoren, Timothy and his wife Angie, Alison and her husband Lawrence and Lyndsey; his sister Patricia Beiter and husband Norman and brother James and his wife Dale. Papa's amazing grandchildren are Ambur, Hailey, Dylan, Courtney, Brooke, Alexa, Maya and Isabel whom he loved dearly, along with numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and many close friends. Ken is also survived by his first wife Elizabeth Krohn. He was preceded in death by his parents and his nephew Jimmy Dougherty. He served his country in the US Navy from 1956 to 1960. Ken was an honors business graduate from Washington University. Ken earned his father's job at Monsanto and was later employed by Quaker Oats, Miller Brewing Company and finally self employed. In retirement Ken enjoyed his family, restoring his beloved 1963 VW and his storytelling. He appreciated every day and always remained steadfast in his faith. His dry and witty sense of humor and warm and crooked smile will not be forgotten. Ken was the glue that held his family together, and he has left our hearts forever changed. The Dougherty Family would like to give special and sincere thanks to the nursing staff on 7D at St. John's for the compassionate care he received during his last illness, especially Amanda, Latoya, Cheryl and Jill; and Dr. Lavanya Tiriveedhi for her extraordinary compassion. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday on October 20, 2010 in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Burial with military honors will follow in Missouri Veterans Cemetery under the care of Herman Lohmeyer Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6 pm to 8 pm Tuesday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Ken's memory to the St. Jude's Affiliate at St. John's Hospital 1235 E. Cherokee Springfield, MO 65804 or the Ronald McDonald House 949 E. Primrose Springfield, MO 65807. Online condolences can be shared at www.hhlohmeyer.com.

 

Douglas, Beverly Claudette 29 Jul 1931 - 9 Dec 2011 SN-L 10 Dec 2011

            Beverly C. Douglas, 80, Nixa. Arrangements: Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

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Douglas, Beverly Claudette 29 Jul 1931 - 9 Dec 2011 AdamsFH

            Beverly C. Douglas passed away December 9, 2011 at Cox Hospital, Springfield, Missouri. Visitation will be 2 - 4 Sunday, December 11, 2011 at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, Missouri. 

Douglas, Elmer H. 10 Jun 1865 - 3 Sep 1934 CCR 6 Sep 1934 p8

[Note: Son of Jasper & Lucinda (Gillespie) Douglas; married 17 Jul 1898 Margaret A. “Maggie” Bates 1880 - 3 Dec 1961; no record in Chaffin Funeral Home records]

Elmer H. Douglas was born June10, 1865, at Swan Iowa. He was the son of Jasper and Lucinda Douglas. He parted this life Sept. 3, 1934, at Aurora, Missouri, aged 69 years, 2 months and 23 days. He united with the Christian church in 1923 and has been a faithful member. He is survived by the widow, Margaret A. Douglas; seven children, Esta Rathbun of Ozark; E.E. Douglas of Kansas City; Ena Davis of Springfield, CO; Neal Douglas of Springfield; Victor Douglas of the home address; Mary Shelton of Nixa and Doris of home. Also by seven grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Callie Ray of Springfield, CO, and Mrs. Bertha Johns of Sparta. Funeral services were held at the Christian Church, Ozark, Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 2 o’clock with Rev. W.P. Honn officiating. Burial was made in the Greenlawn cemetery, north of Springfield, under the direction of T.B. Chaffin of Ozark and Otto Rathbun of Sparta. The subject of the above brief obituary was indeed an exemplary character. Firm and sincere in his spiritual belief he entered into the work of his chosen church with a zeal and interest which led him into an eldership which important position he filled nobly and honorably. As a young man he studied civil engineering in Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, and at one time served Christian County as county engineer. He had had a rather broad experience, touching such walks in life as farmer, merchant, grain, and produce, carpenter and smelter operator. The influence of his upright life had touched communities in Iowa, Kansas, Colorado and Missouri. Until several months ago when they moved to Hurley to assist in the care of Mrs. Douglas’ mother the family lived here. It is said that the cause of death dates back to his youth, the effects of a serious case of typhoid which left a weakness in a lower limb that bothered him more or less. Lately it became acute and some two weeks ago he entered the Aurora hospital where amputation of the lower limb was deemed necessary in his fight for life, but the infection had had time to do it’s deadly work and death came last Monday afternoon. Elmer Douglas was a MAN, honest, upright, sincere, kindly and Christian.

 

Douglas, Elvin S. 10 Jul 1909 - 23 Apr 1979 OH 26 Apr 1979 pB3

[Note: married Florence DeLisle 31 Jul 1909 - 14 Apr 1979; SSDI gives his name as Elvin]

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Douglas, Florence (DeLisle) 31 Jul 1909 - 14 Apr 1979 OH 26 Apr 1979 pB3

[Note: Daughter of Joseph Lilbern & Sarah Jane (Melton) DeLisle; married Elvin S. Douglas 10 Jul 1909  - 23 Apr 1979]

Mrs. Ervin S. (Florence) Douglas, 69, former Ozark school teacher and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. DeLisle of Ozark, died April 14, and her husband died April 23. Both were living in Bolivar at the time. They died in St. John’s Regional Health Center, she after a long illness and he of a heart attack. Services for Mrs. Douglas were held April 16 in the Bolivar First Baptist church with burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Douglas was a senior member of the law firm of Douglas, Douglas & Lynch. Rites were pending Tuesday for Mr. Douglas. Mr. Douglas was senior member of the law firm of Douglas, Douglas & Lynch. His services were scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday in the Bolivar First Baptist Church with burial in Greenwood Cemetery.

 

Douglas, Jewell L. (Coleman) 10 Dec 1922 - 15 Mar 2004 SN-L 13 Mar 2004

[Note: Daughter of Charles D. & Aggie (Dixon) Coleman; married 7 Jun 1941 Willard W. Douglas  18 Feb 1921 - 6 Jul 1995]

Funeral services for Jewell L. Douglas, 81, Ozark, formerly of Forsyth, will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 15, in Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home, Branson. Rev. Denny Marr will officiate with burial following in the Ozarks Memorial Park Cemetery, Branson. Mrs. Douglas passed away Thursday morning in Ozark Riverview Manor, Ozark. Jewell was born on Dec. 10, 1922, in Salem, Mo., to Charles D. and Aggie (Dixon) Coleman. She married Willard Douglas on June 7, 1941, in Salem, Mo., and this union was blessed with seven children. They had celebrated fifty-four years together before his passing away in 1995. She had lived in the St. Louis area for most of her life; when her husband retired, they moved to Forsyth. From Forsyth they moved to Nixa to be closer to her children and after her husband passed away, she moved to Republic in 1997. Jewell was a homemaker and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Republic. Jewell was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Aggie Coleman; her loving husband, Willard; and her nine siblings. She is survived by her children, Sandra Collier of Republic, Gerald Douglas and Dennis Douglas, both of Nixa, Cecil Douglas of Alpena, Ark., Joe Douglas of Ozark, Calvin Douglas of Springfield, and David Douglas of Ozark; fifteen grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Sunday, March 14, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home, Branson. Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, 2021 S. Waverly Ave., #100, Springfield, MO 65804-2417.

 

Douglas, Leonard Carl, Dr. 19 Jan 1928 - 28 Apr 2005  SN-L 1 May 2005

[Note: Son of Clifton Taylor & Fay (Wallace) Douglas; married 5 Mar 1950 Elda Faye Sell]

Dr. Leonard Carl Douglas, 77, born January 19, 1928, in Alton, Missouri, to the late Clifton Taylor Douglas and Fay (Wallace) Douglas, surrounded by his loving family in presence and spirit, was received into the Kingdom of his Savior on Thursday, April 28, 2005, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield, Missouri. Leonard and Elda Faye (Sell) Douglas were united in marriage on March 5, 1950, in Ava, Missouri. They spent 55 wonderful years working together and most of all being each other's best friend. Leonard began work with Missouri Cooperative Extension in 1949. He served in field positions, ranging from Assistant County Extension Agent to Extension District Director until 1967, when he was appointed Assistant Dean of Extension, University of Missouri-Columbia. In 1968, Leonard became Associate Dean of Extension, serving in that capacity until 1975 when he was appointed Dean of Extension. The University of Missouri-Columbia changed that title to Vice Provost of Extension in 1979. He became Acting Director of Cooperative Extension in 1979, and was appointed Director the following year, while also retaining his position as Vice Provost. His University of Missouri service was interrupted twice for positions in private businesses and for study at Cornell University, where he earned a Doctorate degree in Education Administration in 1966. A native of Oregon County, Missouri, Leonard held two degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia, a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and a Master of Science in Extension Education. After his retirement from the University of Missouri in 1985, Leonard and Elda moved to their farm in Christian County to raise alfalfa hay. He was preceded in death by his parents. Leonard is survived by his loving wife, Elda; one son, Chris Douglas and wife, Georgia of Sparta, Missouri; one daughter, Cindy Fehlauer and husband, Don of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Travis and Heather Douglas of Lee's Summit, Missouri, Gene and Jackie Douglas of Springfield, Missouri, Christina Douglas of Aurora, Colorado, Melissa and Matt Eberhardt of Oakcreek, Wisconsin, and Alicia Fehlauer and her fiance, Dustin Smith of Roscoe, Illinois; great-grandchildren, Elle and Ross Douglas of Springfield, Missouri, and Jackson Douglas of Lee's Summit, Missouri; numerous other loving relatives and a host of friends. His life on earth was filled with many unique and special events that we must all remember and cherish for the rest of our natural lives. The one he personally took great pleasure and joy in was telling everyone about his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also, Leonard was a man of strong Christian faith and served faithfully in leadership roles in the congregations and organizations he and Elda were part of; eight years as the Fairview United Methodist Church, Columbia, Missouri, Church Council Chair; 15 years as the Ozark United Methodist Church, Ozark, Missouri, Church Council Chair; eight years as Christian County Farm Bureau President; and 27 years as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Missouri 4-H Foundation. He will continue to be respected and admired by all who knew him. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 2, 2005, at 10 a.m. in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, Missouri. Burial will follow in the Ava Cemetery, Ava, Missouri. Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 1, 2005, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the funeral home. The Douglas family requests memorial donations in lieu of flowers to the Ozark United Methodist Church Building Fund, in the name of Dr. Leonard C. Douglas, C/O Barnes Family Funeral Home, PO Box 796, Ozark, Missouri 65721.

 

Douglas, Lucinda 1 Oct 1852 - 25 Dec 1926 CCR 30 Dec 1926 p1

[Note: married C. C. “Cephus” Douglas 1 Nov 1848 - 24 Mar 1917]

Lucinda Douglas, of McCracken, aged 74 years, died Saturday, December 25th. Burial was at Sparta.

 

Douglas, Luther "Gene" 1938 - 11 Aug 2005 S-L 12 Aug 2005

[Note: Son of ? & Cledis (?) Douglas; married Tonya]

Luther "Gene" Douglas, 67, of Nixa, Mo., passed away at 5:45 a.m. Thursday, August 11, 2005, in Christian Health Care, Republic. He was preceded in death by his father. Survivors include his wife, Tonya; son, Jeff; daughter, Charlene; two grandchildren, Cameron and Marissa; mother, Cledis; brother, Jerry; and a sister, Carolyn. Private family services will be held at 2 p.m. today, August 12, 2005, in Gorman-Scharpf University Chapel.

 

Douglas, Mabel (Bingham) d 24 Feb 1933 CCR 2 Mar 1933 p5

[Note: Daughter of AlbertJ. & Mary J. (Garrard) Bingham; married 21 Sep 1893 CCM J. O. Douglas]

Former teacher dies. Mrs. Reg. Maples informs us that she has received word of the death of Mrs. Mabel Douglas, which occurred on Friday, Feb. 24, in Washington state. Burial took place on Sunday. The deceased at one time lived in Ozark and taught in the schools here. She was a sister of Wade Bingham.

 

Douglas, Maholm E.18 Nov 1867 - 14 May 1915 CCR 21 May 1915

[Note: Son of Jasper & Lucinda ( Gillespie) Douglas]

Maholm Douglas, brother of former surveyor E. H. Douglas, was accidentally killed in Oregon last week. The remains were shipped to Bruner near his old home for burial

 

 

Douglas, Margaret “Maggie“ (Bates) 1880 - 3 Dec 1961 CCR 7 Dec 1961 p1

[Note:  married 1898  Elmer H. Douglass 10 Jun 1865 - 3 Sep 1934 , who was listed as county surveyor on 1910 Christian County census; second week in a row newspaper carried date 7 Dec 1961 - should be 14 Dec 1961; husband was son of Jasper & Lucinda (Gillespie) Douglas who are buried at Bruner]

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Douglas, 81 who died Saturday in the Valley Community Hospital in El Paso, Texas, were at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Rainey Chapel with the Rev. Harold Mayes officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Douglas, a former resident of Sparta and Springfield, had lived with a daughter, Mrs. Dorris Otto, in El Paso. She is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Ena Henry, Inglewood, Calif.; two sons, Neal of Pomona, Calif. and Victor of St. Louis; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Esta Rathbun; a brother, Paul Otto of Little Rock; 11 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

 

Douglass, Ruth A. (Haller) Columbo 25 Aug 1914 – 19 Jul 1992  NN-E 22 Jul 1992

[Note: Daughter of Yngolfur & Lula (  ) Haller, married ? Columbo, married ? Douglass]

Ruth A. Douglass, 77, Ozark, died Sunday, July 19, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. She was born Aug. 25, 1914, in Vim, Colo., the daughter of Yngolfur and Lula Haller. She graduated from Cabool High School and lived in Mountain Grove before moving to California in 1944. She returned to Missouri and has lived in Ozark since 1977. Survivors include a daughter, Glenda Colombo Bayer, Ozark; a son, Daniel Douglass, Ozark; a grandson, Shawn Hill Colombo, Ozark; a brother, Yngol Haller, Norfolk, Neb., a sister, Jane Farrier, Cuba; two half-brothers, John and Bob Moore, Reinbeck, Iowa; a half-sister, Florence Peirce, Cabool; nieces and nephews; and a host of friends from many parts of the country. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, July 22, at Hopedale Cemetery, Ozark, with Pastor David Adair officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home. Friends may call at the funeral home from 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 22, until the time of the service.

 

Dow, Gary 3 Apr 1960  - 24 May 2010 SN-L 26 May 2010

Gary Dow, 50, Springfield, passed away Monday, May 24, 2010, after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Friday, May 28, 2010, in James River Assembly Clark Chapel, Ozark, with Pastor John Lindell and Pastor Curt Cook officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 Thursday, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Donations are suggested in Gary's memory to Gideons International.

 

Dowdy, Claude Teed 2 Nov 1902 - 1 Aug 1976 OH 9 Sep 1976 p5

[Note: Son of Richard Lonnie & Ida Mae Thomas (Gurley) Dowdy; married 16 Sep 1931 Mayme Methella C. Climer 26 Jun 1907 - 13 Aug 1997]

ROGERSVILLE - Services for Claude Dowdy, 73, of Route 2, Rogersville, was at 2 p.m. Saturday in Marsh Chapel here. Burial was in Pembina Cemetery southwest of Rogersville. Mr. Dowdy, a retired farmer and member of Center Point Church of Christ, died at 8:50 p.m. Tuesday in Cox Medical Center, Springfield, after a long illness,. Survivors include his wife, Mayme; a son, Luther Joe of the home; a brother, Glen of Kansas City and two sisters, Mrs. Letie Quinn and Mrs. Ethel Murrell, both of Springfield.

 

Dowdy, David Lee 12 Feb 1958 - 26 Mar 2008 SN-L 28 Mar 2008

[Note: Son of Leon & June (Fulton) Dowdy]

David Lee Dowdy, age 50, a long time resident of Bruner, passed away on Wednesday. Among survivors are three daughters, four grandchildren, a sister and brother. Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will follow in Sparta Cemetery.

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Dowdy, David Lee 12 Feb 1958 - 26 Mar 2008 CCH-N 2 Apr 2008

David Lee Dowdy, 50, of Bruner, went to ride the golden streets of Heaven and live in peace with his parents and grandparents, March 26, 2008. He was born February 12, 1958, the son of Leon and June (Fulton) Dowdy. He was a longtime resident of Bruner. David was a truck driver throughout his working career. He enjoyed his own trucks and motorcycles. His sense of humor and smiling face allowed him to make friends wherever he was. He enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and friends, and was loved and will be missed by all of them. Survivors include: Three children, Charity Long and husband Chris, Bruner, Jessica Rutherford, Joplin, and Nicole Dowdy, Bruner; a stepson, Joseph Shirley, Rogersville; four grandchildren, Tiera, Austin, Cailyn and Logan; a sister, Marilyn Jo Johnson, Ozark; a brother, Danny Dowdy, Ozark; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents, Louis and Phoebe Phillips. Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. March 29 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Jay Sherwood officiating. Burial followed in Sparta Cemetery. The family would like to thank Suhor industries, the Adam's funeral home, all the family and friends for their thoughts, prayers and loving support during this difficult time. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2008

 

Dowdy, Mayme Methella (Climer) 26 Jun 1997 – 13 Aug 1997  CCH-N 16 Aug 1997

[Note: Daughter of Isaac Newton  & Adeline (Bower) Climer; married Sep 1931 Claude Teed Dowdy 2 Nov 1902 - 30 Aug 1976]

Mayme Methella C. Dowdy, 90, of Rogersville, Mo. died at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 13, 1997 at Ozark Riverview Manor in Ozark, where she lived for the past two years. She was born to Isaac Newton  and Adeline Bower Climer on June 26, 1907. She was a member of the Center Point Church of Christ and a life-long resident of Rogersville. In September of 1931, she was united in marriage to Claude T. Dowdy, who preceded her in death on August 30, 1976. She was a skilled seamstress and made many beautiful quilts, completing the last one at age 86, a triple Irish chain. She had interests in cooking, horses, and enjoyed years of helping with trail rides for the Rogersville Saddle Club. She enjoyed working for two summers as an actress at Silver Dollar City when she was in her seventies. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Raymond and Gerald Climer; one sister, Zeta Prince; two sisters-in-law, June Wilkerson Climer and Bobbie Climer; and her husband, Claude T Dowdy. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Luther Joe and Linda Riegler Dowdy; two step-grandchildren, Wendy Garrison of Neosho, Mo., and Kenneth and his wife, Karen Lassley Garrison, of Columbia, Mo.; two brothers, Joe Climer of Rogersville, and Glen and his wife, Stella Climer, of St. Louis, Mo.; several nieces and nephews; and many friends, including the devoted staff at. Ozark Riverview Manor and her cousin, Betty Bowers McFadden. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Preston Marsh Funeral Home in Rogersville. Burial will be at Pembina Cemetery. Visitation was Friday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

Dowell, Betty Ruth (Gaunt) 16 Aug 1932 - 11 Dec 2001

[Note: Daughter of Ralph & Emma (Crews) Gaunt; married 29 Feb 1952 Royce G. Dowell 31 Oct 1932 - 27 May 2002]

Betty Ruth Dowell, 69, Marionville, died at 2:10 p.m. Tuesday in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born August 16, 1932 in Charleston, Mo. to Ralph and Emma (Crews) Gaunt. She was married to Royce Dowell February 29, 1952. They have lived in Marionville since 1978. She was a member of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Billings, and spent many hours working with the Sisters at The Sisters at Queen of Heaven Solitude in Marionville. Her father preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, Royce; three sons and their wives, Paul and Laurie Dowell of Ash Grove, Rodney and Angela Dowell of Everton and Kevin and Danita Dowell of Aurora; four daughters and their husbands, Nancy and Jerry DeBerry and Barbara Macdonald, all of San Diego, Calif., Diana and Allen Goforth of Willard and Cynthia Harris of St. Louis; 20 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; her mother, Emma of San Dimas, Calif.; three brothers and their wives, Kenneth and Gen Gaunt of Springfield, Leroy Gaunt of San Dimas, Calif. And Danny and Janet Gaunt of California; a sister, Jean Walters of Prescott, Ariz.; nieces and nephews. Mrs. Dowell was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, December 14, 2001, in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Billings, with Father Patrick Teter officiating, under the direction of Meadors Funeral Homes, Billings. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Prayer services will be at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home, with visitation to follow. The Billings chapel will be open today at noon. Springfield News-Leader, December 13, 2001.

 

Dowell, Harold Don 19 Aug 1932 - 29 Dec 1987 OH 7 Jan 1988

[Note: Son of ? & Beulah (?) Dowell; married Ann]

Harold Don Dowell died Dec. 29 in his home, following a one year illness. Services for Mr. Dowell were held Dec. 31 at Greenlawn South Chapel, with the Rev. Jim Schudy officiating. Burial was in Eastlawn Cemetery. Mr. Dowell was a member of North Nixa Baptist Church, a Navy veteran and an employee of Kraft Foods. His survivors include four special friends who have been like brothers to Harold Don; James Cline and Billy Combs, of Springfield, and Bobby and Ned Upton, of Kansas City. Family survivors include his mother, Beulah Jones; his wife, Ann; four children, Pam Cole of Poplar Bluff, Marsha Breshears of Nixa, Carla MacLachlan and Bruce Dowell of Springfield; and five grandchildren, Bryan, David, Melissa, Daniel, and David. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice.

 

Dowell, Hazel Vietta (Wagner) 2 Jun 1908 - 30 Jul 1998  CCH-N 5 Aug 1998

[Note: Daughter of Charles Frank & Vietta (Lord) Wagner; married 9 Mar 1929 Linus Earl Dowell 22 Dec 1905 - 2 Dec 1993]

Hazel Vietta Dowell, age 90, of Chadwick, died Thursday, July 30, 1998, in her home she shared with her daughter, Bonnie Romer.  She was born June 2, 1908 in Grundy County, Missouri, and was the daughter of Charles Frank and Vietta (Lord) Wagner. On March 9, 1929 she and Linus Earl Dowell were married. From 1945 until 1971 Mrs. Dowell taught school at Neeley Elementary School in St. Joseph. Missouri. She was a member of Wyatt Park Christian Church, St. Joseph. She was preceded in death by: Her husband, in 1993; three brothers, Clifton, Dick, and Earl Wagner and a sister, Anna Cotrell. Survivors include: Two children, Bonnie Romer, Chadwick, and Linus James Dowell and his wife, Nancy. Sparta; six grandchildren, David Dowell. Fort Gibson, Mississippi, Debra Lohn, Sparta, Daniel Dowell, Bryan, Texas, Bret Romer, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Sarah Beth Manley, Cotuit, Massachusetts, and Jennifer Lodge, Wiscaset, Maine; seventeen great-grandchildren; and a sister, Alice Milun, Orange Grove. California. A graveside service was Monday, August 3, in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery with David Lohn officiating under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Dowell, Letha H.. (Kelley) 8 Aug 1890 - 8 Feb 1976  OH 12 Feb 1976 p4

[Note: married George L. Dowell 1882 - 1950]

ROGERSVILLE - Services for Mrs. Letha H. Dowell, 85, Rogersville, were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Center Point Church of Christ west of here with Rev. Roy Lee Wilson officiating. Burial was in Pembina Cemetery southwest of here under direction of Marsh of Rogersville. Mrs. Dowell who made her home with Miss Mayme June Klepper the past 13 years at Route 2, Rogersville, died there at 5:45 p.m. Saturday after apparently suffering a heart attack. Surviving are a brother, Charles N. Kelley, Oklahoma City, Okla.; seven grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren

 

Dowell, Linus Earl 22 Dec 1905 - 2 Dec 1993 OH 8 Dec 1993

[Note: Son of Elias James & Sarah Mirinda (Lemley) Dowell; married 9 Mar 1929 Hazel Vietta Wagner 2 Jun 1908 - 30 Jul 1998]

Linus Earl Dowell, 87, Ozark, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 1993 at Point Lookout Village Health Care Center. He was born Dec. 22, 1905 in Davis County, the son of Elias James and Sarah Mirinda Lemley Dowell. On March 9, 1929, he was united in marriage to Hazel Vietta Wagner. He was a graduate of Northwest Missouri State College and served as a teacher for the St. Joseph School System from 1945 until his retirement in 1971. He was a member of Wyatt Park Christian Church, St. Joseph. Preceding him in death were three brothers, Raymond, Roy and Hiram Dowell. Survivors include his wife, Hazel; a daughter, Bonnie Romer, Ozark; a son, Linus James Dowell and his wife, Nancy, Sparta; six grandchildren, David Dowell, Fort Gibson, Miss., Debra Lohn, Sparta, Daniel Dowell, Bryan, Texas, Bret Romer, Lenox, Mass., Sarah Beth Manley, Martson Mills, Mass., and Jennifer Lodge, Wiscasett, Maine; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services were held Dec. 6 in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery with David Lohn officiating.

 

Dowell, Linus James, Dr. 31 Jan 1930 - 28 Jan 2012 CCH-N 1 Feb 2012

[Note: Son of Linus Earl & Hazel Vietta (Wagner) Dowell; married Nancy Lee]

            Linus James Dowell, 81, Sparta. Arrangements: Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.

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Dowell, Linus James, Dr. 31 Jan 1930 - 28 Jan 2012 CCH-N 8 Feb 2012

            Dr. Linus James Dowell, 81, Sparta, died, Jan. 28, 2012. Dowell was born Jan. 31, 1930, in Coon Creek, the son of Linus Earl and Hazel Vietta (Wagner) Dowell. Dowell served as an officer in the United States Navy and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. After the war, Linus furthered his education and earned his doctorate degree from the University of Missouri. He spent most of his professional life as a professor of Kinesiology at Texas A & M University. Upon retiring in 1992, he returned to Missouri to a cattle farm he had purchased in 1984 just north of Sparta. He was a professor emeritus of Texas A & M University, a family man and loved to study scripture. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Nancy Lee Dowell; one sister Bonnie Romer; three children and their spouses; 18 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. His children and their families are as follows; Danny Dowell and wife Tammy and children Sarah, Caitlin, Aaron, Ian, Johanna, Emily, Karli and Elias; Debbie Dowell Lohn and husband David and children Hannah, Joshua. Nathanael, Ruthie and Luke and wife Janice and their children Emmi and Brennan; David Dowell and wife Elizabeth and children Matthew, Timothy, Jonathan, Grace and Titus. Condolences to family may be sent to P.O. Box 201, Sparta, 65753. Services were held at 11 a.m. Feb. 2, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial followed in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery, Chadwick, with full military honors. Visitation was held 7 to 8:30 p.m., Feb. 1, in the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.

Dowell, Royce G. 31 Oct 1932 - 27 May 2002

[Note: Son of Hal & Eula (Starbuck) Dowell; married 29 Feb 1952 Betty Ruth Gaunt 16 Aug 1932 - 11 Dec 2001]

Royce Dowell, 69, Marionville, died at 10:54 a.m. Monday, May 27, 2002 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born October 31, 1932 in Mount Vernon, Mo., the son of Hal and Eula (Starbuck) Dowell. After retiring from the U.S. Navy in 1974, he was a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Billings. He enjoyed spending time at his farm in Everton. He was married to Betty Ruth Gaunt February 29, 1952. After traveling several years with the Navy, they had made their home in Marionville the past 24 years. Betty passed away December 11, 2001. His wife and his father preceded him in death. He is survived by three sons and their wives, Paul and Laurie Dowell, Ash Grove, Rodney and Angela Dowell, Everton, and Kevin and Danita Dowell, Aurora; four daughters and their husbands, Diana and Allen Goforth, Willard, Barbara Macdonald of San Diego, Calif., Nancy and Jerry DeBerry of El Cajon, Calif., and Cynthia Harris of St. Louis; his mother, Eula Dowell, Mount Vernon; a brother and his wife, Charles and Jeaneen Dowell, Mount Vernon; four sisters and their spouses, Norma and Jack Peddicord, Dadeville, Anna Evans, Shawnee Mission, Kan., Carolyn and Jack Daughtery, Mount Vernon, and Charlotte Blythe, Mount Vernon; 20 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 30, 2002 in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Billings, with Father Patrick Teter officiating under direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Billings. Prayer service will be at 7 p.m. today in the Billings funeral home. Springfield News-Leader, May 29, 2002.

 

Dowker, Betty Yvonne (Galbraith) 6 May 1929 - 15 Dec 2010 SN-L 19 Dec 2010

[Note: Daughter of Vol & Edna Bessie (Montgomery) Galbraith (adopted); married 7 Sep 1947 Donald L. Dowker 13 Aug 1925 - 10 Nov 2008]

Betty "Yvonne" Dowker, born May 6, 1929 in Nixa, passed away on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 in Jordan Creek Nursing and Rehab at the age of 81. Yvonne was united in marriage to Donald L. Dowker on September 7, 1947 in Springfield and to this union four daughters were born. She was an active member of Central Community of Christ. Yvonne was a homemaker that devoted her life to her children and grandchildren and for several years served as a Dorm Mother at Burge School of Nursing. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years; adoptive parents Vol and Edna Bessie (Montgomery) Galbraith; and sister, Geneva Russell. Survivors include daughters, Dianne Zweig (John), Lisa Apperson (Michael) all of Springfield, Rhea Kaye Dyer of Leavenworth, Kan. and Susan Kimberling of Moore, Okla.; grandchildren, Leanna Zweig (Jay Carter), Christa Zweig (Zach Welch), Amber Kimberling, Olivia and Aidan Apperson and one great-granddaughter, Zoe Zweig; stepson, Robert Dowker and his family; numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Visitation will be held today from 5 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, December 20, 2010, in Greenlawn Funeral Home South. Yvonne will be interred in Missouri Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of plants and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Outreach International, PO Box 210, Independence, MO 64051-0210. Online condolences can be made at www.greenlawnfuneralhome.com.

 

Dowler, Laura Lee (Robertson) 12 Jan 1961 - 10 Apr 2012 SN-L 12 Apr 2012

[Note: Daughter of Harold & Nancy (Stewart) Robertson]

            Laura Lee Dowler, 51, Springfield. Arrangements: Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

Dowler, Laura Lee (Robertson) 12 Jan 1961 - 10 Apr 2012 AdamsFH

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            Laura Lee Dowler, age 51, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2012. She was born January 12, 1961 in Springfield, the daughter of Harold and Nancy (Stewart) Robertson. Throughout her working career Laura was a nursing home cook and an electrician. She enjoyed riding her horse and playing bingo. Laura loved her family and especially enjoyed being with her grandchildren. Survivors include: Her daughter, Ronyel Dowler and Brandon Starkley; her fiancé, Nick Evans; grandchildren, Tavian, Mya, C’yana, and Kloie; two sisters, Paula Moore and Mary Iorg; a brother, Harold Robertson, Jr.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Nancy and Harold Robertson, a grandchild, D’Andre; and a grandparents, Harry and Lola Stewart, and William and Samantha Robertson. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Saturday, April 14, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Bro. Stan Bisher officiating. Burial will follow in Hopedale Cemetery, Ozark. Visitation will be from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Friday in the funeral home. 

Downen, J. William “Bill” 13 May 1916 - 18 Jun 1990 OH 21 Jun 1990

J.W. "Bill" Downen, 74, Sparta, died Monday evening, June 18, 1990 in Lit'l Bit Country Residence Home, Sparta. A longtime resident of West Plains, he had lived in this area for two-and-a-half years. Survivors include his daughter, Kathy Sanders, Ozark; his son, Frank Downen, state of Texas; and five grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, West Plains.

 

Downen, Miriam (Metz) 7 Nov 1906 - 12 Oct 2005 SN-L 14 Oct 2005

[Note: Daughter of Charles & Eelen (  ) Metz; married 3 Feb 1930 Charles Gerald Downen]

Miriam Downen, 98, of Springfield, Missouri, was born on November 7, 1906, in Chambersburg, Illinois, the daughter of Charles and Eelen Metz, and passed away on October 12, 2005, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. On February 3, 1930, she was united in marriage to Charles Gerald Downen and to this union four children were born. She was preceded in death by her husband in November of 1977; her grandson, Tony Salveter, in March of 1990; and another grandson, Chris McConnell, in August of 1980. She is survived by four children: Patricia Biesinger and husband, Bob, of Roseburg, Oregon; Sharon Salveter and husband, Ted, of Springfield, Missouri; Mary McConnell and husband, Anthony, of Ozark, Missouri; and Charles Thomas Downen and wife, Sherry, of Rogersville, Missouri; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and many friends. Miriam graduated from nursing school in 1929. She was instrumental in starting the school health program in Pattonville Schools in St. Louis, Missouri. She was a longtime member of Evangel Temple in Springfield, Missouri. During her free time she enjoyed writing letters, crocheting, crossword puzzles, reading, especially her Bible, and visiting with family and friends. Uppermost in Miriam's life was her religion; she was a devoted Christian, and her love of God was the cornerstone of her life. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 15, 2005, in the Chapel of Thieme-Shadel Funeral Service at Rivermonte, with interment following in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends today, October 14, 2005, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. In her honor, memorial contributions can be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, Southwest Missouri Chapter, 1500 South Glenstone, Springfield, Missouri 65804. Online personal condolences may be made at www.thieme-shadel.com

 

Downey, Hester 24 Apr 1916 - 20 Oct 1979  OH 25 Oct 1979 p11

Services for Mrs. Hester Downey, 63, Springfield, mother of Mrs. Arena Lorenz, Nixa, were held Tuesday in the Klingner Chapel. Burial was in Houston Cemetery. Mrs. Downey was dead on arrival Saturday at St. John’s Regional Health Center,

 

Downing, Lillian P. 7 Aug 1936 - 13 May 2005  SN-L 15 May 2005

[Note: married Jim Downing]

Mrs. Lillian P. Downing, 68, Springfield, passed away at 8:48 a.m. Friday, May 13, 2005, in the St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She is survived by her husband, Jim; four children, Jim Downing, Jr., Sedalia, Debbie Speer, Springfield, Jeff Downing, Ozark, and Julie Mason, Springfield; a sister, Laura Bittle, Decatur, Ala.; nine grandchildren; and one step great-grandchild. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 17, 2005, at 10 a.m. in the Fraker Funeral Home, Marshfield, with burial to follow in the Ebenezer Cemetery, Marshfield. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, in the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Women's Group (WSCS) at Ebenezer I United Methodist Church, in care of the funeral home.

 

Downing, Mary Isbell (Williams) Youngman 1876 - 7 Jun 1960   CCR 23 Jun 1960 p4

[Note: Daughter of Preston & Marena (Geren) Williams;  married Henry Youngman 1865 - 14 Sep 1913; married Willial Arthur Downing 15 Mar 1883 - 19 Sep 1954; Buried under name Youngman; Tombstone shows her 10 years older than obit]

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Isbell Downing, 74, who died Tuesday, June 7, at Mercy Infirmary in Springfield, were held Saturday, June 11 at 11 a.m. in the Harris Funeral Chapel at Billings with the Rev. Robert officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Downing was converted at an early age and united with the Billings Baptist Church. She attended the Mayfield Sanitarium in St. Louis, Mo where she became a registered nurse. She resided in Springfield 47 years. Survivors include one son, Rupert Youngman of Springfield, Mo.; one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Jones of Phoenix, Ariz; one brother, Robert Williams of Springfield; three sisters, Mrs. Fannie Washam and Mrs. Lucy Medlin, both of Billings, Mo and Mrs. Pearl Garbee of Springfield; two step-sons, Vernon and Kenneth Downing, both of Springfield, Mo; one step-daughter, Mrs. Lindell Petryka of Long Beach, Calif; three grandchildren and two great granddaughters.

 

Downing, William Arthur 15 Mar 1883 - 19 Sep 1954    BT 30 Sep 1954

[Note: married Mary Isbell Williams 1876 - 7 Jun 1960  m/1 Youngman]

Mrs. Lucy Medlin and Jim attended the funeral of their brother-in-law and uncle, Arthur Downing, of Springfield Thursday September 23 at the Pythian Avenue Baptist Church. Mr. Downing passed away September 19, in the Burge Hospital following a heart attack.

 

Doyle, Helen Margaret (Mathews) 31 Jul 1916 - 13 Nov 1993 OH 17 Nov 1993

[Note: Daughter of Ralph & Florence (Wright) Mathews; married 13 Jan 1934 Bernard Doyle 8 Aug 1910 - 24 Feb 1998]

Helen Margaret Doyle, 77, Ava, formerly of Ivesdale, Ill., died 6 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, 1993 in Cox Medical Center, North, following a short illness. She was born on July 31, 1916 in Sadorus, Ill., the daughter of Ralph and Florence Wright Mathews. She was united in marriage to Bernard Doyle on Jan. 13, 1934 in Ivesdale, Ill. She was a homemaker and a member of the Catholic church. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Mrs. Patty McNew, and her parents. Survivors include her husband, Bernard; son, James Doyle, Warsaw, Ind.; three daughters, Connie Keirns, Van Wert, Ohio, Diane Hash, Concho, Ariz., Susan Klepac, Pinole, Calif.; one brother, Roy Mathews, Tennessee; two sisters, Maude Hixon, Florida, and Ester Tympcheck, Champagne, Ill. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Harris, a Heritage Funeral Home, Ozark. Memorial Mass will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at St. Joseph’s Church in Ivesdale, Ill. Burial will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Ivesdale, Ill.

 

Drago, June Elizabeth (Palmer) 6 Nov 1918 - 20 Aug 2007 SN-L 22 Aug 2007

[Note: Daughter of Wallace Grant & Opal Pearl (Shipman) Palmer]

A Celebration of Life for June Elizabeth Drago, 88, of Springfield, Missouri will be held at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Nixa, Missouri, 7 p.m. Friday, August 24, 2007, with Pastor Dennis Miller officiating. Visitation will begin at 6:30 p.m. Mrs. Drago died at 11:35 p.m. Monday, August 20, 2007, in Cox Medical Center South. She was born November 6, 1918, in Long Beach, California, to the late Wallace Grant and Opal Pearl Shipman Palmer. She graduated from the Carthage High School with the class of 1936 and attended Rude's Business School. Before her retirement, Mrs. Drago was employed as an executive secretary at Foremost Foods. She enjoyed reading, was a volunteer at Cox Hospital for ten years and was a breast cancer survivor. Mrs. Drago was a member of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church where she enjoyed attending the Women's Bible Study. She is survived by her daughter, Dorothy Brucks and husband, Reverend Phillip J. Brucks, Nixa, Missouri; her son, David Drago and wife, Linda, Boosier City, Lousiana; and three grandcihldren, Nicholas Brucks and wife, Abbie, St. Louis, Missouri, Matthew Brucks, Columbia, Missouri and Anna Drago, Boosier City, Louisiana. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either the Healing Garden or Patient Advocacy Program at the Hulston Cancer Center at CoxHealth in care of the CoxHealth Foundation, 3525 S. National, Suite 204, Springfield, Missouri 65807.

 

Drake, Bonnie Jean (Roberts) 26 Jun 1928 - 17 Mar 2012 SN-L 20 Mar 2012

[Note: Daughter of Stone & Della (Davis) Roberts; married Virgil Drake]

            Bonnie Jean (Roberts) Drake, age 83 of Springfield, Missouri, departed this life on Saturday, March 17, 2012 in The Neighborhoods at Quail Creek after a gallant battle with cancer. She was born June 26, 1928, in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She was a long-time member of Central Christian Church in Springfield and a life-long bowler. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil; her parents, Stone and Della Roberts; and sister, Anna Lee Porter. Survivors include two sons, Rick Drake and wife Henrietta and Jon Drake and his wife Patti all of Springfield, Missouri; one grandaughter, Aimee Drake; two great grandsons, Jackson and Leighton all of Ozark, Missouri; two sisters, Marjorie Duncan and Saundra Payne and husband Charles; brother, Donald Roberts all of Fayetteville, Arkansas; sister-in-law, Twila Mae Burson of Catoosa, Oklahoma; brother-in-law, Gail Drake of California and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at Greenlawn Funeral Home North on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 1:00 p.m., with burial to follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held tonight, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., in the funeral home. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at www.greenlawnfuneralhome.com.


Drake, LeRoy 4 Jan 1933 - 29 Aug 2002 SN-L 31 Aug 2002

[Note: Son of Alfred & Minnie Alice (  ) Drake; married Lavon Sparkman]

LeRoy Drake, 69, Republic, MO, died Thursday, August 29, 2002 in his home. He was born on January 4, 1933 in Springfield, MO to Alfred and Minnie Alice Drake. He was employed the past 20 years at Larry’s Auto Trim and was a member at Ridgecrest Baptist Church, Springfield. He is survived by his wife, Lavon of 53 years; four children, David Drake, Tulsa, OK, Saundra Lorenz and husband Kenny, Seymour, MO, Danny Drake and wife Sherry, Tulsa, OK, and Teresa Holden and husband Steve, Seymour, MO; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; one half-brother, James Tannehill, Fair Grove, MO; his father-in-law, Burnes Sparkman, Republic, MO; a brother-in-law, Sam Hedrick, Republic, MO; brothers and sisters-in-law, Carroll and Louise Compton, Republic, MO, Marvin Hedrick and wife Lou, McAlester, OK, and Jack Friend, Byron, IL; three sisters-in-law, Paula McGuire, Gallatin, TN, Brenda Jones, Port O’Connor, TX and Elaine Guyer, Houston, TX. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, August 31, 2002 in Greenlawn Funeral Home North with Rev. Hosea Bilyeu officiating. Burial will be in McConnell-Bledsoe Cemetery, Nixa. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Springfield News-Leader, August 31, 2002.

 

Drake, Millard 31 Jan 1914 - 15 Jan 1993 OH 20 Jan 1993

[Note: married Betty who married first ? Yoder; Mrs. Drake taught at Chadwick for several years]

Millard Drake, 78, of Bradley, Ark., died Friday, Jan. 15, in a Shreveport, La., nursing home. Mr. Drake was a member of the Bradley First, United Methodist Church, the Bradley Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis Club, and a former mayor of Bradley. Survivors include his wife, Betty Drake, Bradley; a son, Thomas M. Yoder, Kansas City; a daughter, Teresa A. Ross, Shreveport; a brother, Edward Drake, Bradley; and a host of nieces and nephews. Services were bold Monday, Jan. 18, at Bradley First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Denzil Gilbert. officiating. Burial was at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Bradley, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Stamps, Ark. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Bradley First United Methodist Church.

 

Drake, Russell Keith 19 Nov 1934  - 13 Oct 2004 SN-L 15 Oct 2004

[Note: Son of Russell Edgar & Lora Mae (  ) Drake; married Debra]

Russell Keith Drake, age 69, of Sparta, died Oct. 13, 2004. A graveside funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday in McConnell Bledsoe Cemetery, Nixa. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

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Drake, Russell Keith 19 Nov 1934 - 13 Oct 2004 CCH-N 20 Oct 2004 p8A

Russell Keith Drake, 69, Sparta, died in his home Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004. He was born Nov. 19, 1934 in Scott County, Kan., the son of Russell Edgar and Lora Mae Drake. Before becoming disabled, he was a carpenter and also a truck driver. He was a beloved father to his five children and they called him “the best dad in the world.” Survivors include his children: Keith Garton and fiancé Layla Daniels, Springfield, Regina Bennett and fiancé, Jay McDougal, Broghton; Lara Drake and fiancé Charles Williams, Sparta, Joshua Drake, Sparta and Jessica Drake, Sparta; his ex-wife, Debra Robison and her husband, Dean “Sam” Robison, Sparta; grandchildren, Kaylynn “Tator” Wilson, Dakota “Bub” Daniels, Taylor Bennett, Heather “Mike” Bennett, Emily “Mustard” Bennett and Lean “Penelope” Williams; a sister, Donna Wright, West Fork, Ark,; a brother, Ken Drake, West Fork, Ark; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters. A graveside funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 18 in McConnell Bledsoe Cemetery, Nixa. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

Drake, Wyvon 1925 - 3 Nov 2011 SN-L 6 Nov 2011

[Note: no SSDI or Find-A-Grave records found]

            Wyvon Drake 86, of Highlandville, died Thursday in her home. A Memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday at the Family Life Fellowship in Highlandville