Raney, Jim, d. 1999 - Rasmussen, Kathy Lynn, d. 2002



Raney, Jim 5 Jun 1923 - 31 Jul 1999  CCH-N 4 Aug 1999

[Note: Son of James & Ethel (Minnick) Raney; married Mabel Eva LaRout]

Jim Raney, age 76, of Ozark, died Saturday, July 31, 1999 in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born June 5, 1923 in Coal, MO and was the son of James and Ethel (Minnick) Raney. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. In 1944 he and Mabel Eva LaRont were married. Mr. Raney retired as supervisor for Public Finance Company. He currently was the Head Start Bus Driver for Nixa. He was a member of Southside Church of Christ in Ozark, where he served as a deacon. Survivors include: his wife, Mabel; two daughters, Joyce Rogers and Gina Wuertley and her husband, Don, all of Ozark; four grandsons, Phil, Kerry and Tod Rogers, and Chad Larson; four great-grandsons; one great-granddaughter; four step-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lois Manfreidi, Kansas City. He was preceded in death by a brother Ralph Raney, a sister Mary Weinstein, and his parents. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 3, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Charles White officiating. Burial was in Sparta with Military Honors. Memorial contributions may be made to Fair Haven Children's Home.


Raney, Mary Fern (Mitchell) 1887 - 16 Nov 1970 CCR 19 Nov 1970 p8

[Note: married Glenn Raney]

Mrs. Mary Fern Raney, 83, of Memphis, Tenn, a former Springfield resident, died in a Memphis hospital at 7:00 a.m. Monday after a year’s illness. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ozark. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Stephens, Ozark and Mrs. Marjorie Craven, Memphis; a sister, Mrs. Eula Braman, Memphis; a brother, T. E. Mitchell, Memphis; 10 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Maple Park Cemetery with the Rev. Allen Harrison officiating. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Klingner.


Range, Earlene D. (Garver) 29 Nov 1947 - 22 Oct 2006 gwobit

[Note: Daughter of Earl & Virginia (McIalwain) Garver; married 7 Jul 1966 Arlie Range]

Mrs. Earlene D. Range, 58, of Walnut Shade, passed away Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006, at 9:45 a.m. in her home after a long battle with cancer. She was born Nov. 29, 1947, the daughter of Earl and Virginia (McIalwain) Garver. She graduated from Bradleyville High School. Earlene was united in marriage to Arlie Range on July 7, 1966. She is survived by her husband Arlie Range of the home; four children: Lisa Ramirez and husband Dante, Sherry Mooneyham and husband Michael, Nina Oosahwe and husband Ronnie, all of Walnut Shade, and one son, Arlie Scot; two brothers, Jess McIalwain of Taneyville and Claude McIalwain of Forsyth; and a host of other friends and relatives. Earlene was a homemaker and an artist. She enjoyed drawing, quilting, painting, making dolls and doing many other crafts. Earlene was born again at the age of 14 and baptized on Beaver Creek. She taught Sunday school for many years at Oak Ridge Full Gospel Church and Vacation Bible school for many years at New Haven Church.  In 2005, the Community Hospice of America of Taney County began care in the home during her battle with cancer. The hospice arranged through the Senior Dreams program sponsored by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks to fulfill her lifelong dream of seeing the Grand Canyon.  In August 2005, Earlene and daughter Sherry Mooneyham got to see the beautiful creation of God in the Grand Canyon. She was deeply appreciative for this act of kindness shown by these amazing foundations. Funeral services were Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006, at 1 p.m. in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Pastor Glenda Tennis officiating with burial to follow at Schupbach Cemetery.


Range, Kenneth J. “Cap”, Sr. 22 Jul 1929 - 23 Jul 2008 SN-L 25 Jul 2008

[Note: Son of Joseph & Emma (Levin) Range; married Clara Pennock]

Kenneth J. Range Sr., nicknamed "Hop," 79, of Nixa, Mo., passed away on July 23, 2008, the day of his 59th wedding anniversary. He was born July 22, 1929, in Cahokia, Ill. He was the son of the late Joseph and Emma (Levin) Range. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Clara (Pennock) Range; four sons, Kenneth J. Range Jr., of Springfield, Mo.; Thomas D. Range Sr. and wife Dena of Fenton, Mo.; Stephen C. Range Sr., of Springfield, Mo., Scott A. Range of Springfield, Mo.; brother Joseph Range Jr. and wife Pat of Columbia, Ill; sisters Gertrude Doerr of Wood River, Ill., Doris Mae Tolbird of Columbia, Ill.; sisters-in-law Pearl Long of Springfield, Ill, Esther Range of Fair view Heights, Ill.; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws of the Pennock and Range Families. He was preceded in life by son Michael A. Range Sr.; brothers Theodore Range, Paul Range, Virgil Range; and sister Ermantine Gruninger. He resided in Cahokia, Ill., until retiring to Table Rock Lake, Mo., in 1982, and moving to Nixa, Mo., in 2004. He was devoted member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Springfield, Mo. He was a Fourth Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus in Cahokia, Ill., and Third Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus in Kimberling City, Mo. He had recently became a member of the Elks Lodge in Springfield, Mo. He was retired Crane Operator on the Mississippi River and was well known for his race car driving exploits covering the 1950's, 1960's and early 1970's. Visitation will be at Braun Colonial Funeral Home in Cahokia, Ill., on Sunday, July 27, 2008, from 1 until 8 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Church in Cahokia, Ill., on Monday, July 28, 2008, at 10 a.m. Interment will be held at ValHalla Cemetery in Belleville, Ill. Local arrangements were under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. The Range Family requested in lieu of flowers that donations will be accepted at Braun Colonial Funeral Home for Shriners and Hospice.


Rankin, Anna E. 14 Sep 1884 - 22 Feb 1982  OH 25 Feb 1982 p9

Graveside services for Anna E. Rankin, 97, Republic, were held Feb. 24 at the Maple Park Cemetery in Springfield with the Rev. Frank Calame officiating. Burial was under the direction of Meadors of Republic. Mrs. Rankin died Feb. 22 at the Fremont Manor Nursing Home following long illness. Survivors include two nieces, Mrs. Maryanne Murphy, Nixa, and Mrs. Anna Marie Schenley, Los Angeles, Calif.; and one nephew, Eddie Rankin, Fresno, Calif.


Rankin, Renne G. 23 Aug 1910 - Mar 1976 OH 18 Mar 1976 p10

[Note: married Sylvia]

NIXA - Renne G. Rankin, 65, Route 5, Nixa, died at 9:15 a.m. Thursday in Cox Medical Center, Springfield after a short illness. Mr. Rankin attended the Episcopal Church of the Ascension and was a retired sales manager for the Coleman Company. He was a native of Mason City, Iowa. Survivors include his wife, Sylvia; a son, Robert of 3424 South Dayton; a brother, Rev. Robert Rankin, Webster Grove; and two grandchildren. Services were at 10 a.m. Saturday in Ascension Episcopal Church with the Rev. William M. Turner officiating. Burial was at 4 p.m. Saturday in Highland Cemetery, Iola, Kan. under direction of Herman H, Lohmeyer of Springfield.


Ransom, Barbara Jean (Evan) Roberts 1940 - 25 Jan 1984 OH 2 Feb 1984 p10

[Note: Daughter of  John & ? ( ) Evans; married ? Roberts; married ? Ransom; no SSDI record found]

Services for Barbara Jean Ransom, 43, Fordland, were held Jan. 27 at Marsh Chapel, Rogersville, with the Rev. James Baker officiating. Burial was in Panther Valley Cemetery northeast of Rogersville. Mrs. Ransom was killed Jan. 25 in a one-car accident on Highway 160 north of Nixa. She was an employee of the Missouri State Employment Office in Marshfield and a member of Fordland First Baptist Church, Survivors include two sons, Randy Roberts, address unknown and David Roberts, Fordland; one daughter, Mrs. Kim Conley, Springfield; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Evans, Fordland; one brother, Don Evans, state of California; one sister, Mrs. Joyce Jones, Fordland; and two grandchildren. The casket remained closed at all times.


Ransom, Harold W. “Jack” 18 Aug 1914 - 19 Aug 1982 OH 26 Aug 1982 p9

[Note: Son of Clyde Lester & Elizabeth Mahala (McKnight) Ransom]

Services for H. W. “Jack” Ransom, 68, Nixa, were held Aug. 21 in Greenlawn Battlefield South Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Henry Wingard officiating, Burial was in Springfield National Cemetery. Mr. Ransom died Aug. 19 in his home after a long illness. A former resident of Iowa, he had lived in Nixa since March 1981. He was a retired, disabled Army veteran. He was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Judy Scheel, Nixa; three brothers, Wes and Delbert, both of Woodburn, Iowa, and Roy, Bettendorf, Iowa, and two grandchildren.


Rantz, Amos 28 May 1872 - 28 Mar 1973 OH 5 Apr 1973 p8

[Note: Son of Daniel Boone & Christina (Carnes) Rantz, married Frances L. Tennison 8 Jan 1870 - 23 Dec 1942]

Funeral services for Amos Rantz, 100, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the 65 church, south with Spokane with the Rev. Ora Short officiating. Burial was in Eisenhour Cemetery, under the direction of Stumpff of Reeds Spring. He is survived by six sons, George of Seneca, A. R. of Whittier, Calif., Efton of Willard, Lex of Clever, Jake and Lester, both of Reeds Spring, two daughters, Mrs. Mary Frazier and Mrs. Gladys Stewart, both of San Francisco, Calif.; 24 grandchildren, 52 great grandchildren and 25 great, great  grandchildren.


Rantz, Ashleigh Elaine 3 Jul 1984 - 3 Jul 1984 OH 12 Jul 1984 p8

[Note: Daughter of Kent Daugherty & Deborah Rantz]

Graveside services for Ashleigh Elaine Rantz, infant daughter of Deborah Rantz, Sparta and Kent Daugherty, Chadwick were held July 7 in Fairview Cemetery near Sparta with the Rev. “Hobo” Applegate officiating. Burial was under the direction of Harris Funeral Home of Ozark. The infant was dead at birth July 3 at St. John’s Regional Health Center in Springfield. Survivors in addition to her mother, include her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Rantz, Sparta; paternal grandparents, Viola and Jerry Daugherty, Chadwick and her maternal great-grandparents, M. and Mrs.  D. J. Rantz, Sparta.


Rantz, Cleta May (Meadows) 19 May 1931 - 4 Sep 1999 CCH-N 8 Sep 1999

[Note: Daughter of John & Mildred (Jackson) Meadows; married 28 Feb 1951 Edgar Eugene Rantz 12 Oct 1927 - 3 Nov 2000]

Cleta May Rantz, age 68, Nixa, passed away Saturday September 4, 1999 in Cox South Hospital. Cleta was born May 19, 1931 in Baxter, Missouri. She was the daughter of John and Mildred Jackson Meadows. On February 28, 1951, she was united in marriage to Edgar Rantz. Mrs. Rantz worked as an inspector for Fasco Industries for 26 years. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church in Ponce De Leon. Survivors include: her husband, Edgar Rantz, Nixa; two daughters, Sandra Tomlin and her husband Dennis, Nixa, and Sheila Cox and her husband Arthur, Buda, Texas; three grandsons, Cameron Cox, Jonathan Tomlin and Dylan Tomlin; one brother, Clifford Meadows and his wife Midge, Branson; one sister, Vinita Sims and her husband Dean, Branson; four nephews; and two nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Wanda Jean Jackson; and a brother, Larry Bob Meadows. Funeral services were 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 7, 1999 in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Pastor Gayle W. Cobb officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Branson. Visitation was Monday in the funeral home.


Rantz, Diana (Bogue) 19 Dec 1954 - 14 Jan 2004 SN-L 16 Jan 2004

[Note: Daughter of James A. & Jessie Mae (Richardson) Bogue; married 30 Jan 1976 Ted Rantz]

Diana Bogue Rantz Funeral services for Diana Bogue Rantz, age 49, of Reeds Spring, Mo., will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, in Greenlawn Funeral Home in Branson. Burial will be in the Eisenhour Cemetery near Reeds Spring, Mo. She died at 5:38 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004, in St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield. She was born on Dec. 19, 1954, in Harrison, Ark., the daughter of James A. and Jessie Mae Richardson Bogue. She had been a resident of Reeds Spring for several years. She was united in marriage to Ted Rantz on Jan. 30, 1976, at Ponce de Leon, Mo., and to this union were born two sons. She was a 1974 graduate of the Harrison, Ark. high school, and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Highlandville, Mo. She was a homemaker. Survivors are her husband, Ted Rantz, of the home; two sons, Justin Rantz and wife Sarah of Branson, Mo., and Jason Rantz and wife Katie of Reeds Spring; three grandchildren; one brother, Richard Bogue of Harrison, Ark.; two sisters, Sharon Gilbert of Omaha, Ark., and Becky Hill of Conway, Ark. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Branson Bank for medical expenses and to the American Cancer Society.


Rantz, Donald Jacob "Jake" 27 Feb 1905 - 6 Jan 1989 OH 12 Jan 1989

[Note: Son of Jacob & Rachel (Finney) Rantz; married Myra Jackson 19 Dec 1910 - 28 Jul 2001]

D.J. "Jake" Rantz, 83, of Sparta, died at 7:35 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Hillhaven Convalescent Center, Springfield. Services for Mr. Rantz were held Dec. 10 in the 65 Church, near Spokane, with the Rev. George Bausum officiating. Burial followed in the Eisenhour Cemetery under the direction of Harris Funeral Home, Ozark. Mr. Rantz was a former longtime resident of Reeds Spring. He had resided in the Sparta community for the past 34 years. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Chadwick Pentecostal Church. Survivors include his wife, Myra; two sons, C.C. Rantz, Kissee Mills, and Kenneth Rantz, Sparta; two daughters, Mrs.. Geraldine Ball, Sparta, and Mrs. Shirley Finney, Sparta; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; one brother, Bill Rantz, Reeds Spring; three sisters, Mrs. Josie James, St. Lorenzo, California, Mrs. Eva Gideon, Reeds Spring, and Mrs. Jeanette Waitman, Sparta.


Rantz, Edgar Eugene 12 Oct 1927 - 3 Nov 2000  CCH-N 8 Nov 2000

[Note: Son of Lee Roy & Harriet Elizabeth (Parscale) Rantz; married 28 Feb 1951 Cleta May Meadows 19 May 1931 - 4 Sep 1999]

Edgar Eugene Rantz, age 73. of Nixa, passed away on Friday, November 3, 2000 at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield. He was born on October 12, 1927 in Reeds Springs, the son of Lee Roy and Harriet Elizabeth (Parscale) Rantz. He and his wife, Cleta Meadows were married on February 28, 1951. Mr. Rantz retired from Harrington Meat Company in Nixa. Survivors include: Two daughters and their spouses, Sandra and Dennis Tomlin of Nixa, and Sheila and Arthur Cox of Buda, Texas; three grandsons, Cameron Cox, and Jonathan and Dylan Tomlin; seven brothers and sisters, Harley Rantz and his wife June of Branson, Sylvia Isaacs and her husband, Charlie, and Nedra Wallace all of Reeds Spring, Lola Vietzke of Palmdale, Ca., Betty Clevenger and her husband Dean, of Reeds Spring, LaVern Rantz and his wife Jackie of Los Alamos, Ca. and Helen Ware of Los Olvas, Ca.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Beulah Rantz, Dean and Venita Sims, and Clifford and Midge Meadows; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Cleta on September 4, 1999, his parents and a brother, Charley Rantz. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, November 7, 2000 at Adam's Funeral Home in Nixa, with the Rev. John Barnes officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Branson.


Rantz, Ellen Cordelia (Jones) 1 Mar 1917 - 8 Apr 2007 SN-L 10 Apr 2007 & SN-L 11 Apr 2007

Ellen Cordelia (Jones) Rantz, age 90, of Reeds Spring, Mo., died on Sunday, April 8, 2007, in Christian County Health Care in Nixa, Mo. She was born on March 1, 1917, in Taney County, Missouri. Survivors are her six children, Esther Watts and husband, Bobby, of Nixa, Cleta Dickens and husband, Lee Roy, of Branson, Gerald Rantz and wife, Mary, of Branson, Darrell Rantz and wife, Cathy, of Reeds Spring, Larry Rantz and wife, Rhea Etta, of Kimberling City, and Ted Rantz and wife, Kim, of Highlandville; one sister, Beulah Finochio, of California; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, April 12, 2007, in Greenlawn Funeral Home in Branson. Burial will be in Eisenhour Cemetery, near Reeds Spring. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.


Rantz, Hazel Lydia (Harris) 3 Oct 1915 - 17 Dec 1997  CCH-N 24 Dec 1997

[Note: Daughter of John Perry & Bessie Alice (Eisenhour) Harris; married 1933 Lex Leonard Rantz 8 Jun 1908 - 29 Oct 2005]

Hazel Rantz, age 82, of Spokane, died Wednesday, December 17, 1997, in her home.  She was born October 3, 1915 in Stone County, and was the daughter of John Perry and Bessie Alice (Eisenhour) Harris. Mrs. Rantz lived most of her life in Stone and Christian Counties. In 1933 she married Lex Leonard Rantz. Survivors include: Her husband, Lex, two sons, Loyd D. Rantz, Spokane, and Bobby J. Rantz, Ozark; two daughters, Helen Tate, Spokane, and Alice Hamilton, Nixa; 13 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; a brother, Wheeler Harris, Galena; and a sister, Marie Lee, Ponce de Leon. Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 20, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Tommy Bilyeu officiating. Burial was in Eisenhour Cemetery.


Rantz, Jean Thelma (Miller) 28 Nov 1936 - 28 Mar 2002  CCH-N 10 Apr 2002

[Note: Daughter of Matthew Franklin & Mary Denholm (Hammond) Miller; married Clell Rantz 8 Jan 1922 - 19 Apr 1979]

Jean Thelma Rantz, age 65, of Ozark, died March 28, 2002, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born Nov. 28, 1936, in Aredale, Iowa, the daughter of Matthew Franklin Miller and Mary Denholm Hammond Miller. Rantz was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Highlandville, and a member of Eagles Lodge. Her husband, Clell, preceded her in death as well as a grandson, Travis Zeigler, a brother, Dwayne, and a sister, Agnes. Survivors include: Two children, Debra Blackwood, of Ozark, and Sam Rantz, of Highlandville; three grandchildren, Jamie Rantz, Julie Mosier, and Kevin Zeigler; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held March 30 at Highlandville Cemetery with Pastor Tommy Bilyeu officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.


Rantz, Lee Roy 17 Sep 1894 - 26 Jul 1986 OH 31 Jul 1986 p3

[Note: Son of Jacob & Rachel Clementine (Finney) Rantz; married 15 Feb 1915 Harriet Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Parscale) 16 Mar 1896 - 27 Nov 1966; tombstone gives the name as Roy Lee Rantz]

Services for Lee Roy Rantz, 91, Reeds Spring, were held July 29 in Whelchel Funeral Chapel, Branson, with the Rev. Joe Wolven officiating. Burial was in Eisenhour Cemetery, Reeds Spring. Mr. Rantz died of natural causes July 26 in Skaggs Community Hospital. Survivors include five daughters, Sylvia Isaacs and Betty Clevenger, both of Reeds Spring, Nedra Wallace, Branson, Iola Vietzke


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"Rantz Mill & Spring", by W. D. Cameron

[brief synopsis]

The name Rantz may have been changed from Ranez, the family coming from Germany in the 1800's. Daniel Boone Rantz built a small mill building immediately above the cave and spring. The water powered a paddle wheel, and power from this was transmitted by cable to a grist mill. To obtain enough water to operate the mill, he closed the cave opening with rocks, and left a small spillway that could be used for release of water to the wheel.

Three hours per day failed to meet the needs of his neighbors, so Rantz installed a steam engine. This power change allowed him to operate for twelve hours a day. His descendant, Roy Rantz, of Reeds Springs Junction, Hiway 248, gave this info to the author of this article.

Roy has as a family heirloom, the orginal Buhrs installed in the first mill, and used until the mill ceased to operate. The mill ran for 30 years, except on Sunday, as the Rantz family held strict observation of the Sabbath.


Rantz, Lex Leonard 8 Jun 1908 - 29 Oct 2005 SN-L 1 Oct 2005

[Note: Son of Amos & Frances (Tennison) Rantz; married 1933 Hazel Lydia Harris 3 Oct 1915 - 17 Dec 1997]

Lex Leonard Rantz, age 97, of Spokane, passed away Thursday, September 29, 2005. He was born June 8,1908, in Stone County, the son of Amos and Frances (Tennison) Rantz. In 1933 he was united in marriage to Hazel Lydia Harris, who preceded him in death. Mr. Rantz was a construction worker and farmer. Before moving to Spokane in the early 1970's he had lived in Clever. He was a member of Spokane First Baptist Church. Survivors include: two sons, Loyd Rantz and his wife, Florence, and Bobby Rantz and his wife, Lisa, all of Spokane; two daughters, Helen Tate and her husband, Bob, Spokane, and Alice Harrington and her husband, Jim, Nixa; 11 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 2 in Spokane First Baptist Church, Spokane, with Reverend Randy Harwood officiating. Burial will follow in Eisenhour Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.


Rantz, Lex Leonard 8 Jun 1908 - 29 Oct 2005 CCH-N 5 Oct 2005

            Lex Leonard Rantz, 97, of Spokane, passed away Sept. 29, 2005. Survivors include: two sons, Loyd Rantz and his wife, Florence, and Bobby Rantz and his wife, Lisa, all of Spokane; two daughters, Helen Tate and her husband, Bob, Spokane, and Alice Harrington and her husband, Jim, Nixa; 11 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Oct. 2 in Spokane First Baptist Church, Spokane, with Reverend Randy Harwood officiating. Burial followed in Eisenhour Cemetery. Visitation was Oct. 1 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. 


Rantz, Linda Lee 12 Nov 1939 - 31 Jul 1940 CCR 8 Aug 1940 p4

[Note: Daughter of Albert A. & Pearl (Stultz) Rantz]

Linda Lee Rantz was born November 12, 1939 at Whittier, California and died July 31, 1940 in the Springfield Baptist hospital at the age of 8 months and 18 days. She is survived by the father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Virtie Rantz, one brother and sister, Delbert Rantz and Patsy Ann Rantz, also the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Amos Rantz, Mr. G.W. Stultz and Mrs. Golda Gregory and hosts of relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Aug. 3, at 2:00 pm in the Eisenhour church by Bro. Young with burial in the Eisenhour cemetery under direction of T.B. Chaffin of Ozark.


Rantz, Myra (Jackson) 19 Dec 1910 - 28 Jul 2001

[Note: Daughter of Isaac & Nellie Price (Atchison) Jackson; married 1 Aug 1930 Donald Jacob “Jake” Rantz 27 Feb 1905 - 6 Jan 1989]

Myra Rantz, age 90, Sparta, passed away Wednesday, Jul 28, 2001, in Ozark Riverview Manor. She was born December 19, 1910 in Carol County, Arkansas, the daughter or Isaac and Nellie Price (Atchison) Jackson. On August 1, 1930, she and Donald Jacob Rantz were married. He preceded her in death in 1989. She was also preceded in death by five infant children, three sisters, a brother, a grand and great-grandchild. Before moving to Sparta the family lived for many years in Reeds Spring. She was a member of Sparta Assembly of God Church. Survivors include four children and their spouses, C.C. & Lorene Rantz and Kenneth and Faye Rantz, all of Kissee Mills, Geraldine and Wayne Ball and Shirley and Dale Finney, all of Sparta, 17 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren and four sisters, Thira Johnson, Springfield, Edith Friend and her husband Wayne, Grand Junction, Colo., Novella Thompson and her husband, Ray and Ernestine McTeer, all of Sparta. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Darrell Mead officiating. Burial will follow in Eisenhour Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.


Rantz, Timothy Dean 25 Aug 1959 - 22 Oct 1992  OH 28 Oct 1992

[Note: Son of Loyd Dean & Florence (Little) Rantz; married 4 Aug 1978 Diane Lynn Boyd]

Timothy Dean Rantz, 33, Spokane, died Thursday, Oct. 22, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Stone County. He was born Aug. 25, 1959, and was a life long resident of this area. He was a 1977 graduate of Spokane High School. On Aug. 4, 1978, he. married Diane Lynn Boyd. Tim was a member of Faith Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Ozark Mountain Bassmasters. Survivors include his wife, Diane; three children, James, Amanda and Amber Rantz, all of the home; his parents, Loyd Dean and Florence Little Rantz, Galena; Grandparents, Lex and Hazel Rantz, Spokane; three sisters, Terry Barnes, Spokane, Susie Baker, Jasper, Ark., and Angie Foster, Galena; and a brother, Joey Rantz, Spokane. Services were held Sunday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark with the Rev. Jim Boyd and the Rev. George Bishop officiating. Burial was in Eisenhour Cemetery.


Raper, Asa 1886 - 10 Jul 1966   CCR 14 Jul 1966 p1

[Note: Son of  James Warren & Mary Jane (Rhodes) Raper]

Asa Raper, 80, Route 1, Marionville, died at 11:10 a.m. Sunday, Jul 10 at Springfield Baptist Hospital where he had been a patient 10 days. Mr. Raper was a longtime resident of the Hurley community, operating a general merchandise store there and one in Union City. For eight years. he was county collector of Stone County. He is survived by his wife, Goldie; two sons, Billy, Crane and Bobby, Cupertino, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Barbara Steele, Crane and Mrs. Betty Maxwell, Dudley, Mo.; one brother, Arthur, Springfield;three sisters, Mrs. Maude Wade, Ponce de Leon, Mrs. Bonnie Causey, Tacoma, Wash. and Mrs. Nora Skaggs, of Ozark; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, July 13 at 2 p.m. at Hurley high school auditorium with the Rev. Frank Eaton officiating. Burial was in Crane Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark.


Raper, Benjamin Hill 4 Nov 1860 - 19 May 1946 CCR 23 May 1946 p1

[Note: married Elviney 1863 - 1893; married 21 Apr 1895 Edie Turner died May 1946]

Funeral services for Benjamin H. Raper, 85, who died Saturday morning at his home in Brookline, Mo., were held at 2:30 Sunday afternoon in the Brookline Baptist church. The body was taken to Clever for burial. Mr. Raper was a native of Tennessee, but had lived in southwest Missouri most of his life. He had lived in the Brookline community for the past 23 years, moving there from Clever. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include a daughter, Miss Mindie Raper of the home; one son, Peter of Brookline, and five grandchildren. His wife had preceded him in death only two weeks ago.


Raper,  Helen (Smith)  Means 11 Mar 1915 - 25 Apr 2007 SN-L 29 Apr 2007

[Note: Daughter of Melvin Leroy “Buck” & Jessie Myrtle (Harris) Smith; married 7 Jun 1937 Loyd N. Means 24 Jan 1914 - 29 Jan 1994 ; married 24 May 1974 Brodus Edward Raper 1 Sep 1913 - 15 Mar 1997 ]

Helen Smith Raper, 92, born March 11, 1915, in Chaffee, Mo., to Melvin Leroy (Buck) and Jessie Myrtle (Harris) Smith, died at the Ozark Baptist Home April 25, 2007. June 7, 1937, she married Loyd Means who preceded her in death. May 25, 1974, she married Brodus Edward Raper who passed away in 1997. Helen was always active in her church. She and Ed organized prayer groups at both Florissant and Ironton Baptist Churches. She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, and seven brothers and sisters. Survivors include two brothers: Daniel Smith, Minneapolis, Minn., and Walter Smith and wife, Kay, Scottsdale, Ariz.; sons, Loyd N. Means, Sun Lakes, Ariz., and Philip Means and wife, Donna, Thornfield, Mo.; daughter Barbara Moss, Springfield, Mo.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and two stepchildren and their families. Graveside services will be held Monday, April 30, 2 p.m., in Baptist Home Cemetery, Ironton, Mo., under direction of Bryson Funeral Home, Pilot Knob. The family requests memorial contributions be made to Ozark Baptist Home in lieu of flowers.


Raper, James Warren 9 Nov 1861 - 8 May 1952  CCR 15 May 1952

[Note: Son of  Eleck & Sarah (Ingram) Raper; married Mary Jane Rhodes 20 Jun 1862 - 8 Jun 1936]

James Warren Raper, 90, lifetime member of Stone county, died at 8:15 o’clock Thursday, May 8, in the home of a son, Will, near Union City.  In addition to the one son, Mr. Raper leaves two other sons, Azz of  Crane and Arthur of Moses Lake, WA; three daughters Mrs. Nora Skaggs, Route 1, Ozark, Mrs. Maude Wade, Ponce de Leon, and Mrs. Bonnie Causey, Ephrata, WA; four sisters, Mrs. Ellen Robinson, Mrs. Lucy Carley and Mrs. Iowa Robertson, all of Culbertson NC, and Mrs. Dora Hawkins, Mineral Springs, GA; four brothers, Tom, Jess and Charley of Culbertson and John of Salesburg NC, 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, May 11 in the Hurley, MO school building with Rev Harel Merritt of Clever officiating.  Arrangements were under Harris of Clever with burial in Mount Carmel Cemetery.


Raper, Martha (Wilson) 22 Sep 1891 - 21 Jul 1937 CCR 29 Jul 1937 p4

[Note: Daughter of Ranci & Dicie (Maples) Wilson; married 18 Dec 1913 Willie Raper 15 Jun 1884 - 30 Jun 1966]

Martha Wilson was born Sept. 22, 1891, and departed this life July 21, 1937, aged 45 years, nine months and 29 days. She was married to Willie Raper on Dec. 18, 1912. To this union were born two children, a daughter, Jessie and a son, Gene. Besides the family she is survived by one granddaughter, four sisters, Mrs. M.M. Cobb, Mrs. Will Ailshire, Mrs. Lem Logan, and Mrs. Marion Kethley, and by three brothers, Tom, Geo., and Robert Wilson. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 22, at the Cross Roads church with Rev. Gordon Lokey of Republic officiating. Burial was made in the Wright cemetery under the direction of the Wilburn Funeral Home of Clever.


Raper, Mary Jane (Rhodes) 30 Jun 1862 - 8 Jun 1936 CCR 18 Jun 1936 p1

[Note: Daughter of William M. & Camille "Commie" (Odom) Rhodes; married 1882 James Warren Raper 9 Nov 1861 - 8 May 1952]

Mary Jane Rhodes was born in Uniontown, Ga., June 20, 1862, and passed away June 8, 1936, age 73. She was married to James W. Raper in 1882 and to this union were born nine children, three having preceded her in death. Surviving are her husband, three sons, W.A. of Clever, Asa of Galena, and Arthur of Springfield, three daughters, Mrs. Charley Skaggs of Ozark, Mrs. Efton Wade of Buffalo, and Mrs. Wes Guthrie of Clever. Two brothers and two sisters, W.T. Rhodes of Springfield and James Rhodes of Marionville, Mrs. Lizzie Chastain of Willard and Mrs. Sarah Senters of Cleveland, Tenn., also survive, together with 18 grandchildren, five great grandchildren and other relatives. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Clever. Funeral services were held at the home at 2 p.m. Tuesday, conducted by Rev. Gordon Lokey of Republic, with burial in the Mt. Carmel cemetery under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.


Raper, Max Donald 30 Aug 1925 – 27 Dec 1996 gwobit

[Note: Son of James Arthur & Bonnie (Cook) Raper, Sr.]

Max Donald Raper, 71, Springfield, passed away Friday, Dec. 27, 1996 in the home of his daughter. He was born south of Nixa, near Finley River, August 30, 1925, the son of James A. Sr. and Bonnie (Cook) Raper. Max liked to play ball and signed a contract to play baseball with White city Ball Park, Springfield, in the early 1940’s and later played with Joplin Miners, McAlester Rockets and Boeing Bombers. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II and served out his enlistment of about four years. With the coming of the Korean conflict, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving another four years. He then worked in his business of paint contracting and for the past few years, has operated a pawnshop. He was a member of the Elks Lodge and the American Legion. Max was preceded in death by his father, James Arthur Raper Sr. Survivors are his mother, Bonnie Cook Raper; two brothers, James A. Jr., and Roger W.; and a sister, Maryan Raper Smith, all of Springfield. Max Donald Raper is the father of two sons and one daughter, Max Randall Raper, Springfield, Neil Markley and his wife, Sandy Raper, Highlandville, and Allison and her husband, Ray Wentler, Springfield; six grandchildren, Wade and Nichole Raper, Matthew and Brandee Wentler, and Randa and Regina Raper. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 1996 in Klinger Chapel with the Rev. Tom Hollingsworth officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery south of Clever. There is no visitation planned. Friends may call at their convenience after 2:30 p.m. today in the mortuary. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southwest Missouri, 3653 South Ave., Springfield, Mo.

Contributed by: Jan Lowry


Raper, Roger Wayne 12 Mar 1928 – 29 Sept 1998  gwobit

[Note: Son of James Arthur & Bonnie (Cook) Raper, Sr.; married Wanda Orr]

KIRBYVILLE – Roger Wayne Raper, 70, Kirbyville, Mo., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1998, in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, Mo., after a short illness. He was born March 12, 1928, south of Nixa by the Finley River in Christian County, the son of James Arthur Sr., and Bonnie Cook Raper. He graduated from high school from the School of the Ozarks/ College of the Ozarks in 1945, where he served as president of his senior class and captain of the School of the Ozarks basketball team. In February of 1998, he was inducted into the College of the Ozarks Sports Hall of Fame, awarded for his outstanding athletic accomplishments during the 1940’s. He served in the U.S. Army Military Police during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953. Following discharge, he returned to Springfield where he later established his own plumbing and heating contracting business from which he retired in 1990. He then moved to Kirbyville, Mo., near his beloved School of the Ozarks (College of the Ozarks). He was a member of the Gate of the Temple Lodge, Abou Ben Adhem Shrine, Taney County American Legion Post #220, a charter member of the Tri-Lakes Chapter of the College of the Ozarks Alumni Association, and his “Fabulous Forties” friends at School of the Ozarks. Surviving is his wife, Wanda Orr Raper, of the home; a son; a sister Maryan Smith; a brother, James Arthur Raper Jr., all of Springfield; and many nieces and nephews including a special nephew Neil M. Raper and his family of Highlandville, Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Max Donald Raper. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 2, 1998, in Williams memorial Chapel, College of the Ozarks Campus under direction of Whelchel Funeral Chapel, Branson. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery, south of Clever.

Contributed by: Jan Lowry


Raper, Wanita Pearl (Kissee) 29 Jan 1911 - 27 Apr 1998  CCH-N 13 May 1998

[Note: Daughter of Richard C. & Laura (Watts) Kissee]

Wanita Pearl (Kissee) Raper, 87, died on Monday, April 27, 1998 at Rio Grande Regional Hospital in McAllen, Texas. She was born, January 29, 1911 in Ozark, and was the daughter of R.C. and Laura (Watts) Kissee. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Hilda Kissee, Elza Sherrow, Clara White, four brothers, Ellis, Willard, Raymond, and Knial Kissee. Survivors include her husband, Floyd Raper of McAllen, Texas, one daughter, Phyllis Meyers, Edinburg, Texas; two grandsons, and one great-granddaughter. She lived in Fresno, Calif., 64 years before moving to McAllen, Texas two years ago. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 1, 1998, Freidler Funeral Home, McAllen, Texas with burial in Fresno, California.


Raper, Will 15 Jun 1884 - 30 Jun 1966   CCR 7 Jul 1966 p1

[Note: Son of James Warren & Mary Jane (Rhodes) Raper]

Will Raper, 82, of Route 2, Billings, died at 4:30 a.m. Thursday June 30, in Springfield Baptist Hospital where he had been a patient the past week. Mr. Raper was a retired farmer and a lifelong resident of Stone County. He is survived by one son, Gene, of Route 1, Clever; one daughter, Mrs. Jessie Mendenhall, Route 1, Billings; three sisters, Mrs. Maude Wade, Ponce de Leon, Mrs. Bonnie Causey, Tacoma, Wash. and Mrs. Nora Skaggs, of Ozark; two brothers, Arthur, Springfield and Asa of Hurley; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Union City Church of the Nazarene, with the Rev. E. M. Elrod and Rev. Raymond Boyd officiating. Burial was in Wrights Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark.


Raper, William Madison 30 Oct 1855 - 12 Aug 1935 CCR 12 Sep 1935 p5

[Note: married 7 Sep 1882 Cornelia Kirkpatrick ? - 10 Apr 1916]

W.M. Raper, father of Mrs. Oscar Lesher, passed away on Aug. 12 at the home of his son, Victor Raper, at Seminole, Okla. Mr. Raper visited quite often in Ozark and had many friends here. The following obituary is reprinted from the Seminole paper: William Madison Raper was born Oct. 30, 1955 in Madison, Co., Tenn., and departed this life at 7:30 a.m. Aug. 12, 1935, at the home of his son, Victor Raper, of Seminole, Okla., at the age of 79 years, 9 months and 13 days. At about the age of 15 he moved with his parents to Logan County, Ark., and on Sept. 7, 1882, he was united in marriage to Corelia Kirkpatrick in Knoxville, Johnson County, Ark. To this union were born 12 children, all of whom survive and were present at the funeral services. Beside a host of friends and relatives that mourn the passing of this loved one are the following children: Mrs. W.E. Allen and Mr. G.G. Raper, of Maramec; Mrs. W.R. Lewis and Mr. Hoyal Raper of Channing, Texas; Mr. C.R. Raper of Cushing, Okla., Mrs. W.M. Murray, Mr. J.B. Raper and Mrs. Arthur Raper of Bixby, Okla.; Mr. Roy Raper of Tulsa; Mrs. Oscar Lesher of Ozark, Mo.; Mrs. G.L. Cole of Jennings, Okla.; Mr. Victor Raper of Seminole, and 32 grandchildren, all of whom were present but three. In November, 1904, he moved with his family to Oklahoma where he has made his home since. He was converted early in life, uniting with Missionary Baptist church and living a true Christian life. He was an affectionate father and a friend to all who know him. In departing this life he goes to join his companion in life, who preceded him in death April 10, 1916. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist church at Meramac. Rev. Boston of Maramec and Rev. Carter of Ozark Mo., conducted the services. He was laid to rest beside his wife in the Maramec cemetery.


Rapert, Lonnie Eugene 4 Apr 1941 - 7 Sep 2005 CCH-N 14 Sep 2005

[Note: married Lily]

            Lonnie Eugene Rapert, 64, of Nixa, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005 in his home. Survivors include: His wife, Lily; two sons and their wives, Randy and Cassie Rapert, Chicago, Ill, and Kevin and Tanya Rapert, Nixa; four grandchildren, Cameron, Riley, Nathan and Alexis; and a sister, Glenria McFarland and husband Norman, Fenton, Mo. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9 in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Burial with military honors followed in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield.

Rapp, Clyde Willard 15 Dec 1930 - 23 Aug 2007  SN-L 24 Aug 2007

[Note: Son of Stephen Langford “Tebe” & Lena Mary (Butler) Rapp; married ?; married Laura Beth Goodsell 1 Jan 1930 - 16 Mar 1988  m/1 Cutbirth]

Funeral services for Clyde Willard Rapp, 76, of Marionville, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 25, 2007, in the Williams Funeral Home Chapel in Marionville. Burial with full military honors will follow in the Smart Cemetery near Clever, Missouri. Clyde passed away at 6:25 a.m. Thursday, August 23, in St. John's Hospital in Aurora. His survivors include his son, Stephen Rapp, and his daughter-in-law, Carolyn and Ringo Newman, all of Marionville; eight grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; his ex son-in-law, Bruce Schatzer; and five brothers and six sisters. Visitation will be tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Williams Funeral Chapel in Marionville. Springfield News-Leader, August 24, 2007.


Rapp, Hattie Mae (Williams) 14 Jun 1899 - 27 Oct 1981  OH 29 Oct 1981 p10

Services for Hattie Mae Rapp, 82, Marionville, were held Oct. 27 in Peterson Chapel in Aurora. Burial was in Marionville I. O. O. F. Cemetery. Mrs. Rapp died in St. John’s Regional Health Center after a short illness. She was a member of Shiloh Southern Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons, Charles, Aurora, Eldon, Billings and Lloyd, Sutherlin, Ore.; three daughters, Mrs. Lucille Gold, Marionville, Mrs. Irene O’Neal, Billings, and Mrs. Thelma Bacher, Kansas City; a brother, Herbert Williams, Springfield; 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.


Rapp, Laura Beth (Goodsell) Cutbirth 1 Jan 1930 - 16 Mar 1988  OH 24 Mar 1988

[Note: Daughter of Francis A. & Susan (?) Goodsell; married first ? Cutbirth; married second Clyde W. Rapp]

Laura B. Cutbirth Rapp, 58, of Marionville, died March 16 in her home after a long illness. Services for Mrs. Rapp were held Saturday in Salem Baptist Church, Ocie, with the Rev. Dennis Cowin officiating. Burial was in Smart Cemetery, near Clever, under the direction of Williams Funeral Home. Mrs. Rapp's survivors include her husband, Clyde W. Rapp; two sons, J.R. Cutbirth, Harlingen, Texas, and Dwight Cutbirth, Forsyth; a stepson, Stephen Rapp, of the home; a daughter, Evelyn Dillon, Chesapeake; two stepdaughters, Lela Simmons, Greeley, California, and Carolyn Schatzer, Miller; three brothers, Francis Goodsell, Jr., Protem, Ira Goodsell, Olathe, Kansas, and, Dennis Goodsell, Chanute, Kansas; two sisters, Ruby Jones and Charlotte Walker, both of Ozark; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.


Rapp, Lena Mary (Butler) 11 Nov 1891 - 3 Apr 1931 CCR 9 Apr 1931 p1

[Note: Daughter of John & Anne (Steuber) Butler; married Stephen Langford “Tebe” Rapp 2 Oct 1888 - 11 Dec 1967 who had married first Maude E. Geren 18 Jul 1889 - 5 Feb 1925 and third Louise 20 Oct 1905 - 1 Jan 1982]

Funeral services for Mrs. Lena Rapp, aged 39, who died at her home 1 1/2 miles west of Union City Friday, April 3, were held Saturday, April 4, at 1:30 p.m. at the Baptist church in Brown Springs with Rev. Robt. Baker of Springfield officiating. Burial was in the Smart cemetery under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever. She is survived by her husband, one child and one brother, besides other relatives and friends.


Rapp, Randy Gene 23 May 1956 - 7 Jan 2012 SN-L 8 Jan 2012

[Note: Son of Eldon Lee & Maxine (Scott) Rapp; married 18 Apr 1980 Susan Brown]

            Randy Rapp, 55, Billings. Arrangements: Meadors Funeral Home, Billings.


Rapp, Randy Gene 23 May 1956 - 7 Jan 2012 CCH-N 11 Jan 2012 & CCH-N 25 Jan 2012

            Randy Gene Rapp died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012. He was surrounded by his loving family. Rapp was born May 23, 1956, in Aurora, to Maxine Scott Rapp and Eldon Lee Rapp. In recent years he resided in Billings. He is survived by wife Susan Brown Rapp, whom he married on April 18, 1980. He is also survived by his children and their families. Justin Clinton and girlfriend Melissa Carr, Cindy Rapp Ray and husband Bill, Jason Rapp and wife Ellie; and six grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings; Janice Rapp Mallonee and husband Jim, Mark Rapp and wife Mariah, Douglas Rapp and wife Sarah, along with many other relatives. Randy grew up in Brown Springs and attended Clever schools. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church and recently Pilgrim’s Rest Baptist Church in Lawrenceburg. He was employed by Missouri Gas Energy the last 5 years. He loved playing guitar and was a founding member of the bluegrass band The Old Wire Road. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Services were at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, in the funeral home, with Pastor Scott Killingsworth officiating. Burial followed the service in Wade Chapel Cemetery, Republic. Online condolences were shared at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.

Rapp, Stephen Langford “Tebe” 2 Oct 1888 - 11 Dec 1967    CCR 14 Dec 1967 p8

[Note: married first Maude E. Geren 18 Jul 1889 - 5 Feb 1925; married Lena Mary Butler 11 Nov 1891 - 3 Apr 1931; married Louise M. Jefferson 20 Oct 1905 - 1 Jan 1982]

Stephen Langford “Tebe” Rapp, 79, of Aurora, died at 1:10 p.m. Monday in Springfield Baptist Hospital where he had been a patient only a few hours. A native of Billings, Mr. Rapp moved to Aurora 10 years ago. A retired farmer, he was an area resident most of his life. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Louise; and six daughters,  Mrs. Ivon Gold and Mrs. Janice Hedrick, both of Aurora. Mrs. Mae Sullivan, Clever, Mrs. Eva Lea Beal, Las Cruces, N. M. and Mrs., Mary Lou Soutee and Mrs. Charlotte Lawson, both of Marionville. Other survivors include eight sons, Harold, Springfield, Donald, Little Rock, Ark., Leonard, Springfield, Lowell, Springfield. Clyde, Phoenix, Ariz., Jack, Marionville, Joe, Ash Grove, and Billy, with the U. S. Navy. Also surviving are a step-son, Vernon Hanafin of the state of Illinois; 41 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Bradford-Surridge Chapel with the Rev. W. V. Wells and the Rev. Stevie Maples officiating. Burial was in Smart Cemetery, southeast of Billings.


Rash, Norma (Bryant) 19 Apr 1911 - 16 Mar 1935 CCR 21 Mar 1935 p1

[Note: Daughter of John Thomas & Margaret (Hancock) Bryant; married Lonnie Rash]

Mrs. Norma Bryant Rash was born April 19, 1911, at Ozark, Mo., and departed this life at her home in Macedonia, Iowa, on March 16, 1935, aged 23 years, 10 months and 27 days. She was converted at the age of 11. She was united in marriage to Lonnie Rash at Marshall, Mo., on Dec. 10, 1929, returning to Iowa to make her home. She was a kind and loving wife and mother and by her gentle disposition made friends of all who knew her. She is survived by the husband, Lonnie Rash, two children, Richard and Barbara Jean, her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. John Bryant, one brother, Orby, and four sisters, Mrs. Bert Bridges, Mrs. Oliver Lair, Mrs. Howard Ellingsworth and Miss Feral Bryant together with a host of other relatives and friends. The body arrived in Ozark Tuesday and funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Prospect church with Rev. Ross Carter officiating. Burial was made in the Prospect cemetery under the direction of T.B. Chaffin.


Rash, Norma (Bryant) 19 Apr 1911 - 16 Mar 1935 CCR 28 Mar 1935

Lonnie Rash and his 15 months daughter returned to their home in Macedonia, Iowa, last Thursday. Lonnie and children and Mrs. Rash’s remains were accompanied here by his father. They hurriedly returned because of word of the illness of Lonnie’s mother. Lonnie’s oldest child will remain for the present with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Bryant.


Rash, Norma (Bryant) 19 Apr 1911 - 16 Mar 1935 CCR 28 Mar 1935

We wish to express our sincere appreciation and heartfelt thanks to those who so graciously assisted us in our bereavement. Also for the kind words of sympathy and floral offerings. Lonnie Rash and children, Mr. and Mrs. John Bryant and family.


Rasmussen, Christine B. (Steffson) 18 Jan 1874 - 25 Mar 1968  CCR 4 Apr 1968 p8

[Note: Daughter of Bernard & Sena (Matson) Steffason; married James Peter Rasmussen]

Funeral services for Mrs. Christine B. Rasmussen, 94, were at 2 p.m. Friday, March 29, in the Carter Chapel at West Plains, Mo., with the Rev. Owen Raney officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery under direction of Leland Carter Funeral Home of West Plains. Mrs. Rasmussen, daughter of the late Bernard Steffason and Sena Matson Steffason, was born Jan. 18, 1874 in Copenhagen, Denmark and died in Ozark, Mo. March 25. She was married in Oshgosh, Wic to James Peter Rasmussen who preceded her in death in 1933. She is survived by two sons, George C. Rasmussen, Ozark and Harold Rasmussen, Raytown; three daughters, Mrs. E. J. Dammon, Paonia, Colo., Mrs, Hannah Balderston, Apache Junction, Ariz.; and Mrs. Ella Ingalsbe, West Plains; 21 grandchildren; 57 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. One son, Bernard Rasmussen, preceded  her in death, She was a member of the Church of God.


Rasmussen, George C. 10 Mar 1905 - 13 Nov 1990 OH 22 Nov 1990

[Note: Son of James Peter & Christine (Barnhardt) Rasmussen; married Mary L. - mother‘s obit & MO DC give her maiden name as Steffson]

George C. Rasmussen, 95, died Monday afternoon, Nov. 13, 1990 in his home at Christian Center, south of Ozark. Born March 10, 1905 in Omro, Wis., he was the son of James Peter and Christine Barnhardt Rasmussen. He had lived in Ozark since 1963, after retiring from Standard Oil Co., Independence, Mo. He was a member of Ozark United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mary L. Rasmussen; two daughters, Ruth Cole, Ozark, and Jane Rittershouse, Marshfield; two sons, George C. Rasmussen Jr., Independence, and Jon M. Rasmussen, Walnut Creek, Calif.; two sisters, Johanne Balderson, Albuquerque, N.M., and Ella Ingalsbee, West Plains; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services were Thursday, Nov, 15, in Adams Funeral Home, 504 W. Walnut, Ozark, with the Rev. Michael Walters and the Rev. L.E. "Buss" Reynolds officiating. Graveside services were held Thursday Nov. 22 in Evergreen Cemetery, West Plains. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ozark United Methodist Church.


Rasmussen, Harold 7 Feb 1910 - Nov 1976  OH 2 Dec 1976 p8

[Note: Son of James Peter & Christine B. (Steffson) Rasmussen]

We wish to thank our church friends and neighbors for their prayers, cards and flowers during the loss of our dear brother, Harold Rasmussen. God Bless you All. George Rasmussen.  Alta Dammon.


Rasmussen, Kathy Lynn (Phillips) 20 Apr 1961 - 29 Aug 2002  CCH-N 11 Sep 2002

[Note: Daughter of Elbert Lawrence & Gola Marion (Scribner) Phillips; married Gary E. Rasmussen]

Kathy Lynn Rasmussen, 41, Nixa, passed away Aug. 29, 2002, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Taney County. She was born April 20, 1961, in Kansas City, the daughter of Elbert Lawrence and Gola Marion (Scribner) Phillips. Her parents preceded her in death. Survivors include her husband, Gary E. Rasmussen, Mesa, Ariz.; three daughters, Amber Rasmussen, Mesa, Ariz., Tristan Phillips, Nixa, and Chelsey Rasmussen, Mesa, Ariz.; a brother, Ricky Phillips, Merriam Woods; and three sisters, Carol Phillips, Nixa, Dena Reichle, Ozark, and Dana Phillips, Reeds Spring. A memorial service was held Aug. 31, in First Baptist Church of Nixa, with Dr. Richard Eakins officiating. Cremation was under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

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