Thomas, Mildred Irene, d. 1984 - Thompson, Dorthula E., d. 1963


Thomas, Mildred Irene (Martin) 4 Jun 1898 - 6 Jan 1984 OH 12 Jan 1984 p5

[Note: married Henry S. Thomas]

Services for Mildred Thomas, 85, Nixa, were held Jan. 10 in Greenlawn North Chapel with the Rev. Ron Baney officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Thomas died Jan. 6 in Kimbrough Nursing Home, Springfield, after a long illness. Mrs. Thomas was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include two sons, Milburn, Nixa and William, Las Vegas, Nev.; four daughters, Mrs. Mary Ethel Whitworth, Sacramento, Calif., Mrs. Henrietta Wilkerson, Sharimar, Fla., Mrs. Mildred Ann Wallace, Wichita, Kan., and Mrs. Lyela Adams, Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.


Thomas, Milton 21 Oct 1837 - 19 Jun 1916 CCR 23 Jun 1916 p1

[Note: Son of  ? & Jane (  ) Thomas; Conflicting info on marriage(s) men named Milton Thomas married Belle Ironden; Arbelle Orender, and Louisa Jane Keltner who m/1 McCauley]

Uncle Milt Thomas who has been in failing health the past several months succumbed to a complication of diseases at his home in Ozark about 6:00 p.m. Sunday, aged 78 years, 7 months and 19 days. Funeral services was held Monday at Prospect church conducted by Rev. Vanover with interment in the Prospect cemetery. Mr. Thomas was a native of La Rue county, Kentucky and came to this country shortly after the civil war, having served three years in the civil war in a Kentucky regiment. He leaves a widow, five sons and two daughters, besides a lot of grandchildren to mourn his loss.


Thomas, Milton Berry 8 Sep 1862 - 11 Oct 1929 CCR 17 Oct 1929 p1

[Note: Son of Milton & Belle (Ironden) Thomas; married Sep 1884 Nancy Emaline “Nannie” Givan 25 Jul 1864 - 19 Feb 1950]

Following an illness of several weeks, M. B. Thomas passed away at his home on Friday, October 11th at the age of 67 years, 1 month and 3 days. He was born on September 8th, 1862 in the state of Kentucky. He was united in marriage to Nannie Givens in September 1884. To this union nine children were born, two of whom preceded their father in death. Those surviving are Opal Dwyer, Emmitt Thomas, Annie Ewing and Arthur Thomas, all of Canada, Walter of Springfield; Ralph of Ozark; Albert of Rogersville; and the widow. He is also survived by one brother, Ollie and two sisters, Mrs. Lonnie Nix of Joplin and Mrs. Jim Blevins of Ozark. Twenty grandchildren also survive. He united with the Ozark Baptist church about 14 years ago. The funeral services were held at the Baptist church in Ozark on Tuesday afternoon, October 15th with Rev. A. S. Hanks officiating. Burial was made in the City cemetery under the direction of B. C. Klepper.


Thomas, Milton Berry 8 Sep 1862 - 11 Oct 1929 CCR 31 Oct 1929 p1

Card of Thanks

We wish to thank the many friends and neighbors, for their assistance and kind words of sympathy in the illness and death of our beloved husband and father, M. B. Thomas, also Dr.’s Wade and Young and other attending physicians, and the undertaker, Mr. B. C. Klepper, also for the beautiful floral offerings,  Mrs. M. B. Thomas  Mr. S. E. Thomas and family  Mrs. G. F. Dwyer and family  Mr. W. B. Thomas and family  Mr. R. H. Thomas and family  Mr. A. D. Thomas and family  Mr. A. A. Thomas and family


Thomas, Nancy Emeline (Givan) 25 Jul 1864 - 20 Feb 1950 CCR 23 Feb 1950

[Note: Daughter of Bluford H. & Cynthia Jane (Doss) Givan; married Milton Berry Thomas 8 Sep 1862 - 11 Oct 1929]

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Baptist Church for Mrs. Nancy Emeline Thomas, 85, who died Sunday at her home in Ozark. The Rev. Harold H. Hurst officiated. Death followed a week’s illness. Mrs. Thomas was born Nancy Emeline Givan, daughter of Bluford H. and Cynthia Jane Givan, July 25, 1864, near Liberty, Tennessee. She came to Christian County with her parents in 1882 and has lived here ever since. In 1884 she married Milton Berry Thomas, who died in October 1929. To them nine children were born, seven of whom survive. She has been a member of the Baptist Church since she was about 11 years old. She is survived by two daughters, Ophia Dwyer and Anna Ewing, of Alberta Canada; five sons, Emmette and Arthur of Alberta, Canada, Walter of Ontario, Calif., and Ralph and Albert of Ozark; one sister, Mrs. Tennie Haley of Ozark; four brothers, H.H. Givan of Texas, F.D. and Charles Givan of California, and J.J. Givan of McAlester, Oklahoma; twenty-eight grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren. Burial was in the Ozark Cemetery under direction of Chaffin.


Thomas, Ollie CCR 1 May 1930 p1

[Note: Son of Milton & Arbelle (Orender) Thomas]

Mrs. M.B. Thomas and sons Ralph of this city and Walter of Springfield drove to Van Buren, Ark., last Thursday, called by the death of Mrs. Thomas’ brother in law and the boys’ uncle, Ollie Thomas, the youngest brother of the late M.B. Thomas. They returned Friday, not waiting for the funeral as its time was uncertain, awaiting word from relatives in California.


Thomas, Ottobelle (Horne) 23 Mar 1923 - 20 Mar 2005 SN-L 22 Mar 2005

[Note: Daughter of Otto & Lucille (  ) Horne; married 13 Sep 1944 Dana A. Thomas]

Ottobelle made her most important journey March 20, 2005, to meet her Lord Jesus, as he escorted her through the gates of heaven. She succumbed at home surrounded by her family after a short illness. Ottobelle was born March 23, 1923, the daughter of Otto and Lucille Horne. She and Dana Thomas were married on Friday, September 13, 1944, in Springfield. They often joked that by getting married on a Friday the 13th, family and friends said it would never last. September 13, 2004, marked 60 years of a wonderful marriage resulting in five children. Ottobelle spent most of her life as an excellent homemaker, wife, daughter, and mother. She worked for AyreGoodwin Funeral Home parttime for 20 years, making many lifelong friends. Ottobelle was involved in many charitable organizations. She was a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliaries #409 in Springfield, and #2777 in Christian County. She was a member of Eastern Star, Crescent Chapter #21. Dana and Ottobelle were active in the Debonaire Dance Club for many years, and also enjoyed their friends at the Kirby Wilcox American Legion and VFW Post 3404 in Springfield. Those who knew and loved her marveled at her spirit and delightful sense of humor. She was preceded in death by her parents, aunts, and a granddaughter. Survivors include her husband, Dana; five children, Danny Lee Thomas and wife, Gayle, Forsyth, Max Dale Thomas, Austin, Texas, Michael James Thomas, LouAnn Trent and husband, Jim, and D ana Kay Yates and husband, Everett, all of Springfield; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, 2005, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Rev. William A. "Bill" Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation will be from 12 noon until service time on Wednesday.


Thomas, Pearl E. 1892 - 18 Jul 1983 OH 28 Jul 1983 p11

[Note: no SSDI record found]

Services for Pearl E. Thomas, 91, Billings, were held July 23 in Meadors Chapel with the Rev. Clifford Sleeth officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery in Springfield. Mrs. Thomas died Saturday in Fremont Manor Nursing, Springfield, after a short illness. She was a member of Billings United Methodist church, Billings Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and the White Shrine. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Betty Trewatha, Billings and Mrs. Aileen Burt, Columbus, Ohio; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.


Thomas, Ralph H. 21 Aug 1896 - 9 Sep 1977 OH 15 Sep 1977 p10

[Note: Son of Milton Berry & Nancy Emaline (Givan) Thomas; married 1 Mar 1914 CCM Maxie Biers 17 Jun 1897 - 28 Dec 1975

OZARK - Services for Ralph H. Thomas, 81, Route 2, Ozark, were at 2 p.m. Monday in Harris Chapel with James Baysinger officiating and Roy L. Wilson assisting. Burial was in Ozark Cemetery. Mr. Thomas died at 3:40 p.m. Friday at his home after a long illness. A retired barber and farmer, Mr. Thomas was a lifelong resident of Christian County. He was a member of Center Point Church of Christ. Survivors include a son, Frank of Route 2, Ozark; three daughters,. Mrs. Arva Stine and Mrs. Jenetta Stone, both of route 2, Ozark and Mrs. Lois Estes, Route 1, Rogersville; two brothers, Albert of Route 4, Rogersville and Arthur of Calgary, Alberta, Canada and eight grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.


Thomas, Ralph H. 21 Aug 1896 - 9 Sep 1977 OH 15 Sep 1977 p11

Our deepest appreciation for you sympathy and kindness in the loss of our father, Ralph Thomas.  Mr. and Mrs. Frank Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stine, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Estes, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Mooney.


Thomas, Robert Lennie 15 Apr 1892 - 26 Oct 1966  CCR 27 Oct 1966 p1

[Note: married Elva]

R. L. “Lennie” Thomas, 74, died at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in his home in Windy City. He had suffered from a heart condition. A former rural school teacher in the Washburn area, Mr. Thomas had operated a grocery store and gasoline station in Windy City since 1933. He was a member of the Spokane Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Elva; one son, Robert C., Fair Grove; one daughter, Mrs. Lorene Jinks, Spokane; three brothers, Arthur O. Springfield, Furlin, Chicago, Ill. and Jess, Cheyenne, Wyo.; one sister, Mrs. Lucille Edens, Tulsa, Okla.; nine grandchildren and one step grandchild. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Harris of Ozark.


Thomas, Sheila Ruth (Jones) 1934 - 16 Feb 1989  OH 23 Feb 1989

[Note: married Robert Thomas]

Sheila Ruth Thomas, 54, of Springfield, died at approximately 12:35 a.m. Feb. 16.

Services for Mrs. Thomas were held Feb. 18 in the GormanScharpf University Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Cox officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. A Springfield resident for nearly 48 years, Mrs. Thomas was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Thomas, by a son, a daughter, and a brother. Surviving are six sons, Paul, Herbert, Finis, Robert; Earlin and Norman, all of Springfield; three daughters, Gail Tiller and Jo Vona Small, both of Springfield, and Trestia Bilyeu, Chestnutridge; three brothers, Clifford Jones, Diggins, Jerry Jones, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Don Jones, Springfield; a sister, Pauline Thornton, Ozark; and nine grandchildren.


Thomas, Stephen Lee 11 Apr 1934 - 22 Apr 2009 SN-L 25 Apr 2009

[Note: Son of E. V. & Ethel Mae (  ) Thomas; married 5 Jun 1955 Dorothy Ann Dwyer]

Stephen Lee Thomas, 75, died on April 22, 2009, in his home. As complications arose from his illness, he kept his wry sense of humor to the end. He was born on April 11, 1934 to E. V. and Ethel Mae Thomas in Springfield, Mo. He attended Greenwood School and SMS. He had a life long love of music and musical instruments. He played saxophone in the SMS Marching and Concert Band from seventh grade through his college graduation. Also while at SMS, he helped form the Bear Bops jazz band and was a member of the ROTC band. He completed the ROTC program and was commissioned a 2nd Lt. in the US Army Signal Corp on May 25, 1955. He met Dorothy Ann Dwyier while in the SMS band and they were married on June 5, 1955. After an army career that led to posting in New Jersey, Maryland, France, Texas, Korea, Colorado, Vietnam, Indiana, and the Pentagon, he retired as a Lt. Colonel and returned to Springfield. He jokingly referred to himself as a "gentleman farmer" as he and his wife planted numerous vegetable and flower gardens around their property. He was always good working with his hands and he enjoyed rebuilding the engines of several Triumph Spitfires as well as restoring a couple of player pianos and collected hundreds of piano rolls. An interest in computers that began while in the Army also kept him busy. He wrote an educational program to drill students on states and their capitals and sold it to the Springfield school system. Steve was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, E.V. Thomas, Jr.; and a brother-in-law, Francis Colón. He is survived by his wife of nearly 54 years, Dotty. Also surviving are his 3 children and their spouses: Annette and Steve Blair, Springfield, David and Leslie Thomas, Ozark, and Ken and Linda Thomas, Santa Clara, California; 9 grandchildren: Michelle Blair, Stephanie and Kevin Hove, Michael and Flower Blair, Matthew and Caroline Thomas, Tim, Kate, Rick and Betsy Thomas; 3 great grandsons: Miguel and Scott Blair, and Jonah Hove; one sister, Doris Colón, a sister-in-law, Bonnie Thomas, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Jean Dwyier, and several close nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday April 27, 2009, in Herman H. Lohmeyer Funeral Home, 500 E. Walnut St. Burial with military honors will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday April 28, 2009, in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery. No visitation is planned. The family extends deep appreciation to St. John's Hospice and Integrity Home Care for their compassionate care and support. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southminster Presbyterian Church or St. John's Hospice. Online condolences can be shared at


Thomas, Thelma Louise (Doran) Godfrey 8 Mar 1924 - 12 Oct 2010 SN-L 17 Oct 2010

[Note: Daughter of Threat & Oma (Hawes) Doran; married ? Godfrey; married ? Thomas]

Thelma Louise Thomas passed away on Tuesday, October 12, 2010, at the age of 86. She was born March 8, 1924, to the late Threat and Oma (Hawes) Doran. She was preceded in death by her only son, Albert Kerry Godfrey. Thelma was a lifelong caregiver and ministered to many people in the Ozarks. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She leaves behind three grandchildren, Richard Godfrey and wife Sue, Gary Godfrey and wife Pamela and Jana Ruth Mantle, all of the Springfield area; four great-grandchildren; numerous other loving relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 18, 2010, at 10 a.m., in Greenlawn South Funeral Home with burial to follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held today from 3 to 5 p.m., in the funeral home. Online condolences can be made at Services have been entrusted to Greenlawn South Funeral Home.


Thomas, W. W., Dr. 23 Apr 1861 - 3 Feb 1931 CCR 5 Feb 1931 p1

[Note: Son of Edgar & Etta (Fifield) Thomas; married Mary Elizabeth]

W.W. Thomas is called by death. Prominent Missouri educator who recently located in Christian county to retire dies following short attack of heart trouble. Dr. W.W. Thomas, 68, prominent for nearly half a century in educational work in the Missouri Ozarks, died at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at his country home in this county near Montague, following an illness that had been acute for nearly two weeks. Born April 23, 1861, at Grand Rapids, Michigan, he emigrated to Missouri in 1877 with his mother, who took a homestead near Henderson. Doctor Thomas attended the old Henderson Academy, and later taught there. After leaving there he became superintendent of schools at Marshfield. He was elected president of the Scarritt-Morrisville college in 1900. He went to Springfield in 1909 to teach in what was then known as the Springfield normal school, later becoming superintendent of Springfield public schools, a position he held for 12 years. He purchased the Springfield business college in 1923 and operated it until 1927 when he sold his interests when a consolidation of his school with Draughon’s Business college was effected. During the past two years he had operated a trout hatchery near Montague. He had been bothered by high blood pressure for some time and too frequent trips up and down a steep hill between his home and the hatchery was said to have brought on a heart attack. The well known educator’s death came without warning, since early Tuesday he seemed to be making more progress toward recovery than at any other time since he was stricken. Nearly three years ago Doctor Thomas began the fish development project at the springs which form the head of Tory creek. He built his home, where he and Mrs. Thomas have lived for the past two years, at the top of a steep 40-foot incline. Dr. Thomas was a member of several Masonic bodies. He was a graduate of the University of Missouri and New York University and had done post graduate work at Columbia university. Funeral arrangements had not been completed as we went to press, although the services are to be held in the Alma Lohmeyer Funeral home, followed by interment in Hazelwood cemetery. Dr. Thomas is survived by his wife Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Thomas; two sons, Carl Thomas of 1045 East Monroe street and J.E. Thomas of Thayer, MO, and one daughter, Mrs. Ethel Leizure of Marshall, MO.


Thomas, W. W., Dr. 23 Apr 1861 - 3 Feb 1931 CCR 12 Feb 1931 p1

Funeral services for W.W. Thomas. Last services held last Thursday in Springfield for prominent Christian county citizen who died at his home near Montague. From the Springfield Leader: Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock last Thursday afternoon in St. Paul Methodist church in Springfield for W.W. Thomas, an outstanding educator of the Ozarks and former superintendent of schools there, who died at his home near Montague in Christian county. The body was taken from the Alma Lohmeyer funeral home to the church shortly before 2 o’clock. More than 200 persons had gathered to pay final tribute to Mr. Thomas. The altar of the church was banked with a profusion of flowers and many emblems and wreaths from the various organizations of which he had been a member. Pallbearers were W.B. Linney, A.C. Daily, T.J. Murray, James Wells, B.B. Thomas and John Scott. Springfield schools were dismissed at 1:30 that afternoon, permitting many teachers in the city’s schools to be present at the services. “He was not only an able instructor, but his life gave force to his teachings--for he was a good man.” The Rev. W.H. Mansfield, pastor of St. Paul’s said in the funeral address. “He was an educator of note. When Morrisville college was in desperate financial straits, he was elected to the presidency and did a monumental work as the head of this noble and historic old college. “He was later superintendent of schools in Springfield, where he served for 12 years, and the great throng of teachers here today, and the expressions of high esteem which are on the lips of the multitudes who cherish his memory, tell the story of the most excellent contributions he made to the life of the people of his city.” Mr. Mansfield said he had visited Mr. Thomas at his home near Montague last week, and there had seen “how well he had builded for his loved ones, and how his dreams had been realized in having a happy place to spend his last years upon earth. How true it is,” the preacher said, “that about the time we get ready to live, we pass on. From this wonderful home in the beautiful land of the Ozarks he passed to a more beautiful land where larger and more beautiful dreams come true. “He made a great place in the hearts of all the people who knew him, and the reason he did this was because the God of humanity had a great place in his heart,” Mr. Mansfield concluded. The Springfield public schools and the Springfield-Draughon’s business college, both were closed in order that teachers and pupils who knew Mr. Thomas and wished to do so, might attend the funeral. Mr. Thomas was superintendent of schools in Springfield form 1913 to 1924, and was president of the Springfield Business college from 1924 to 1928, when it was consolidated with Draughon’s. State Teachers College associates of Mr. Thomas, during the years from 1909 to 1912, during which he was head of the department of education there, and all members of the faculty who knew him or wished to honor his memory by attending the funeral, were released from work for the afternoon.


Thomas, Walter Newton “W.N.” 17 Dec 1895 - 27 Apr 1994 OH 4 May 1994

[Note: Son of William & Victoria (Dalton) Thomas; married 20 May 1917 Nancy Susanah Sanders who died 23 Oct 1974]

Walter Newton (W.N.) Thomas, 98, Sparta, died Wednesday, April 27, 1994 in Cox Medical Center, South. He was born Dec. 17, 1895 in Pittsburg, Kan. and was the son of William Thomas and Victoria Dalton Thomas. On May 20, 1917, he was united in marriage to Nancy Susanah Sanders. During World War I, Mr. Thomas served his country in the U.S. Army and was assigned to France and Germany. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy, on Oct. 23, 1974. Survivors include four children, Dale Thomas, Sparta, Nadine Whitman, Springfield, Glen Thomas, Sparta, and Lavern Allen, Battlefield; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, W.A. Thomas, Goodman. Funeral services were Monday, May 2, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Jerry Applegate officiating. Burial was in Mount Tabor Cemetery, near Ava.


Thomas, Wilford Wallace 22 Dec 1917 - 29 Aug 1995  CCH-N 6 Sep 1995

[Note: Son of Marvin & Cora (Rodd) Thomas; married 14 Feb 1942 Anna G. Rowe]

Wilford Wallace Thomas, 77, of Ozark, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 1995, in Ozark Nursing and Care Center. He was born December 22, 1917, in Cerulean, Kentucky, and was the son of Marvin and Cora Rodd Thomas. Mr. Thomas served his country in the U.S. Army. On February 14, 1942, he was united in marriage to Anna G. Rowe. Mr. Thomas was a retired insurance agent for American General Insurance. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by: a son, Edwin Wayne Thomas; two brothers, Edwin and Amos Thomas; and a sister, Lillian Burton. Survivors include: His wife, Anna; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and David Cole, Ozark; grandchildren and their spouses, Lory and Bart Hobbs, Holly and Heath Wright, and Leah and Joby Hinton; a great-grandson, Dylan Thomas Wright; and two sister, Edna Holman, Cerulean, Kentucky, and Helen Lewis, Nashville, Tenn. Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 1, in Broadway Church of Christ in Lubbock, Texas, under the direction of Adams Funeral Home. Burial was in Resthaven Cemetery in Lubbock, Texas.


Thomas, William Elbert 20 Jan 1895 - 23 Oct 1966     CCR 27 Oct 1966 p1

[Note: Son of William L. & Elmira E. “Mira“ (Hancock) Thomas; married Althie Richardson 16 Feb 1898 - 14 Jul 1922; may have married Etta M. Fink 17 Jan 1884 - 31 Aug 1970]

William Elbert Thomas, 71, of 1101 North Fremont, Springfield, died at 7:50 a.m. Sunday at the Foster Nursing Home. Mr. Thomas, a native of the Christian Center community near Ozark, moved to St. Louis in 1925, and when he retired, moved to Springfield. He was a painting contractor. A member of the Manchester Heights Baptist Church in St. Louis, Mr. Thomas is survived by his wife, Etta, of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Henderson, Valley Park; one step-daughter, Mrs. Ruth Patterson, Springfield; one step-son; three grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Harris Chapel at Ozark, with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery.


Thomas, William Louis 28 Jan 1868 - 1 Jun 1927 CCR 9 Jun 1927 p1

[Note: Son of Milton & Arbelle (Orender) Thomas; married 17 Dec 1888  CCM Susan Mae Bilyeu 1 Dec 1869 - 1 Apr 1899; married  7 Jul 1892 CCM Elmyra E. “Mira” Hancock 19 Sep 1870 - 18 Jan 1939]

William Louis Thomas was born January 28, 1868 and departed this life June 1st, 1927 at the age of 59 years, 5 months and 3 days. He was first married to Susie Bilyeu, to which union was born two children, one of which died in infancy, the other, Mrs. Edna McCroskey, was with him during his sickness. He was later married to Mira Hancock and to [incomplete - top of next column not printed] had done. Oh, dear father, how we miss you; no one can tell. He is always in our image and thoughts as well. Now a place is vacant in our home which never can be filled. There is a mansion waiting for the one we loved so dear, Where no sickness ever enters neither sorrow nor pain and our departed love one we hope to meet again.  -- Written by a daughter, Etta Bilyeu.


Thomas, William Louis 28 Jan 1868 - 1 Jun 1927 CCR 9 Jun 1927 p1

William L. Thomas died June 1st, age 59 years, 4 months and 3 days. The obituary appears elsewhere in this issue. The funeral services were held June 3d at the Prospect church at 2:30 o’clock by Rev. Steve Bilyeu with burial under the supervision of T. B. Chaffin.


Thomas, Wilma Faye (Cavener) 30 Dec 1933 - 7 Dec 1999 gwobit

[Note: Daughter of Burl William & Mary Elizabeth (Adams) Cavener; married Duane Thomas]

Wilma Faye Thomas departed this life December 7, 1999 to be with her Lord. She was born December 30, 1933 and died December 7, 1999. She was the daughter of Burl and Mary Cavener. She attended Broadway Bible Church of God. She was a former Zenith employee for many years. She enjoyed Cardinals’ baseball and was an avid fan of the Bears and Lady Bears. She was an accomplished bowler. Her greatest joy was her family. Faye touched many lives and will be greatly missed. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Duane Thomas. Her daughters; Debbie Westfall, Janet Glenn, both of Springfield, her grandchildren; Heather Westfall, Harvey Westfall, and Adam Glenn, all of Springfield, and Eric Jones of Texas. Her father, Burl Cavener, Brothers; Junior Cavener and his wife, Linda, Carl Cavener and his wife, Charlotte, and Darrell and his wife, Susie, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and an abundance of friends. Funeral services will be at 11;00 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999, in Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Burial will be in Greenlawn, Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 6;30 to 8;00 p.m. Friday, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions maybe sent to St. John’s Hospice Care, Springfield. Burial December 11, 1999, Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Springfield.


Thomas, Zula Fay (Eakins) 17 Jun 1922 - 10 Jul 2004 SN-L 11 Jul 2004

[Note: Daughter of  Alvin Homer & Pearl (Meadows) Eakins; married Jess D. Thomas 15 Oct 1912 - May 1976]

Zula Fay Thomas, age 82, of Springfield, passed away Saturday, July 10, 2004, in Primrose Place Healthcare Center. She was born June 17, 1922, in Ozark, one of nine children of Homer and Pearl (Meadows) Eakins. She was a graduate of Ozark High School. She was married to Jess D. Thomas who preceded her in death in 1976. Survivors include two daughters, Jessica Sloop, Stevensville, Md., and Priscilla McMasters and her husband, Paul, Woodbridge, Va.; five grandchildren, Penny Yount, George Sloop, Jennifer Holdgreve, David Sloop and Amy Sholtis; four great grandchildren, Jonathan Payne, Mary Payne, Angel Sloop, and Ryan Holdgreve; a sister, Beulah Eakins, and a brother, Kenneth Eakins, both of California; a niece, June Hickey; and other nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Thomas, two grandchildren, and six brothers and sisters. A graveside funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Ozark City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Springfield News-Leader, July 11, 2004.


Thomason,  John T. 23 Jul 1916 - 7 Mar 2003      CCH-N 2 Apr  2003

[Note: Son of L. E. “Kido” & Rhoda (Rickman) Thomason; married 9 Jun 1935 Ruby Faye Jones 5 Jul 1917 - 20 Oct 1994]

John T. Thomason, 86, Nixa, died March 7, 2003, in his home. He was born in Fair Play on July 23, 1916, to L.E. (Kido) and Rhoda (Rickman) Thomason. He was married to Ruby Jones on June 9, 1935. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby, to whom he was married for 59 years; his parents; a brother, Billy Lee; and a son-in-law, Milburn (Tom) Thomas. Survivors include a daughter, Pat Thomas, Nixa; four grandchildren and their spouses, Lynn and Rob Gephardt, Nixa, Leigh and Jim Hall, Collierville, Tenn., John and Sheryl Thomas, Springfield, and Chris and Regina Thomas, Nixa; 11 great-grandchildren, Jennifer O'Kefe, Ryan Harrell, Jennifer Davis, Jana Hal, Megan Harrell, Lindsay Hall, Jessica Thomas, Josh Thomas, Hannah Thomas, Bailee Hall and Christian Thomas; a sister-in-law, Madge Geisser, Camdenton; several cousins; and many friends. Thomason was raised in Fair Play and moved to Springfield with his wife and daughter, Patsy Lee, in 1939 and worked for Frisco Transportation Company for 15 years. In 1950 he became a reserve deputy sheriff for the late Glenn Hendrix, moving to a full-time deputy's job in 1955. He became a Greene County probation and parole officer in 1961 and held the post until 1968. He then became a deputy juvenile officer for Greene County. In 1973 he transferred to position of bailiff for former Circuit Judge Douglas Greene, retiring in 1978. Following retirement, he and his wife moved to Nixa to be closer to their daughter and grandchildren. Thomason was a member of Nixa Christian Church, a 50-year member of the Gate of the Temple Masonic Lodge, and honorably discharged as a quartermaster with the Merchant Marines, having served during World War II. Services were 10 a.m. March 10 in Nixa Christian Church with Dr. Rod Cannedy officiating. Burial with military honors was in Springfield National Cemetery. Friends and family gathered in Adams Funeral Home for visitation on March 9. Memorial contributions may be made to Nixa Christian Church, P.O. Box 83, Nixa, 65714. ©Christian County Headliner 2003


Thomason, Ruby Faye (Jones) 5 Jul 1917 - 20 Oct 1994  NN-E 26 Oct 1994

[Note: Daughter of Charles Elmer & Nora Alice (Wynes) Jones; married 9 Jun 1935 John T. Thomason  23 Jul 1916 - 7 Mar 2003]

Ruby Faye Jones Thomason, 77, Nixa, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 1994, at her home. She was born July 5, 1917, in Cedar County, the daughter of Charles Elmer Jones and Nora Alice Wynes Jones. On June 9, 1935, she was united in marriage to John T. Thomason. She retired in 1978 as deputy assessor for Greene County, a position she held for 22 years. She lived in Springfield for many years before moving to Nixa in 1982. She was a member of Nixa Christian Church. In the past she had been an active member of the Queen City Chapter of Eastern Star. Preceding her in death were her parents, four brothers, Clifford, Lewis, John and Bill Jones; and a sister, Wilma Smith. Survivors include her husband, John T. Thomason; a daughter, Pat Thomas and her husband, Tom, Nixa; four grandchildren and their spouses, Lynn and Mark Harrell, Nixa, Leigh and Jim Hall, Collierville, Tenn., John and Sheryl Thomas, Springfield, and Chris Thomas and his fiancee, Regina Moore, Nixa; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Flora Griffin, Stockton and Madge Geisser, Osage Beach; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends. Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 24, in Nixa Christian Church with Dr. Jack Barnes officiating. Burial was in Springfield National Cemetery under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Memorial contributions may be made to Nixa Christian Church or Hospice of Southwest Missouri.


Thompson, Ada (Hale) 15 Sep 1919 - 25 Feb 1999  CCH-N 3 Mar 1999

[Note: Daughter of Henry "Pete" & Macie (Tucker) Hale; married 25 Jun 1942 Ray Lorenzo Thompson 7 Aug 1922 - 9 Dec 2009]

Ada Thompson, age 79, of Bruner, died Thursday, Feb. 25, 1999 in Ozark Nursing and Care. She was born September 15, 1919 in Oldfield, to Henry "Pete" and Macie Tucker Hale. Ada retired from Fasco Industries in 1979 and was a member of the Bruner Baptist Church. Survivors include: five children and their spouses, Carol and Don Goin, Bruner, Gene "Buddy" and Debby Thompson, Seymour, Hank and Trish Thompson, Ozark, Rick and Shanna Thompson, Kansas City, and David and Kerre Thompson, Ozark; a sister, Pearl Davis of Marshfield; sixteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews and a host of relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by: her parents; two brothers, Homer and Frank Hale; a sister. Ella Smith, and a son, Jackie Thompson. Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 27 at 1 p.m. in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Carl Thompson and Rev. Ray Cartwright officiating. Burial was in Bruner Cemetery. Bruner, under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.


Thompson, Allen H. 16 Oct 1877 - 9 Jul 1941 CCR 10 Jul 1941 p10

[Note: Son of Doctor Franklin "Dock" & Nancy GC (Wise) Thompson]

Allen H. Thompson, former resident of Ozark, died in Springfield yesterday afternoon following a lingering illness. He was 63 years old and lived at 775 College in Springfield. The body is at the Maples Funeral Home at Clever.


Thompson, Allen H. 16 Oct 1877 - 9 Jul 1941

Funeral services for Allen H. Thompson, 63, of 775 College Street, who died yesterday afternoon in a hospital here following a lingering illness, will be at 2 o’clock this afternoon in the Clever Methodist Church.  Burial will be in Wise Hill Cemetery under direction of the Maples Funeral Home of Clever.  Mr. Thompson is survived by his father, Dock Thompson of Springfield; three sisters, Mrs. Oma Wolf and Mrs. Ida Peer, both of California, and Mrs. Ada Mallonee of Hurley.

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


Thompson,  Appie May (McConnell) 16 Apr 1883 - Jan 1967

[Note: Daughter of George & Sallie (Keltner) McConnell]

Mrs. Appie May Thompson, 83, of 926 Mt. Vernon, died at 6:45 a.m. Monday in Sunshine Acres.  She is survived by one son, Roy E., Independence; two daughters, Mrs. Edith Samuel, Route 12, and Mrs. Muriel Keltner, Route 2, Ozark; two brothers, Roscoe McConnell, state of California, and Homer McConnell, Nixa; two sisters, Mrs. Florence Boyts, state of California, and Mrs. Christie Steele, Battlefield; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday in Chapel of the Ozarks with B. M. Litton officiating.  Burial will be in Maple Park Cemetery.

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


Thompson, Barbara (Anderson) 1893 - 9 Nov 1958 CCR 13 Nov 1958 p5

[Note: Daughter of Hiram Payne & Mary Jane (Bloomer) Anderson; married Hobart Thompson]

Mrs. Barbara Anderson Thompson, 65, a former resident of Springfield died Sunday night in a hospital at Fresno, Calif. Survivors include her husband, Hobart; four daughters, Mrs. Bill Baker, Mrs. Dale Cummins, Mrs. Don Halstead, and Mrs. Gerald Haar, all of the state of California; three sons, Keith, Kem and Bernice, also of California; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Monger of Sparta and Mrs. Ernest Woods of Rogersville; three brothers, Charles Anderson, Route 8, Wade Anderson of Rogersville and Hiram Anderson of Ozark; 11 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Funeral services and burial were held Wednesday in Fresno with Liatle of Fresno in charge.


Thompson, Barbara Ann (Lewis) 3 Jan 1956 - 7 Sep 2006 SN-L 10 Sep 2006

[Note: Daughter of Phillip & Merle (  ) Lewis; married 14 Jan 1958 Walter Thompson]

Barbara Ann Thompson, 70, of Seymour (formerly of Ozark) went to be with her Lord at 2:10 p.m. Thursday, September 7, 2006. Barbara was born January 3, 1936, to Phillip and Merle Lewis in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She was united in marriage to Walter Thompson on January 14, 1958. To this union she brought five children from a former marriage and together they had four children. They moved to Missouri in 1978 and made the Ozarks their home. Barbara enjoyed quilting and crafts, she was a wonderful seamstress. Barbara also enjoyed gardening and fishing with her husband. Her greatest pride were her children and grand babies. She was a wonderful mother and grandma. She was a friend to all who knew her and will be greatly missed by all who loved her. Barbara was the heart of our family, and now our hearts are broken. Barbara is survived by her children: Janet Chester (James), Chris Guyer (Garth), Phillip Martin (Deb), Steven Martin (Chris), Walter Thompson, Jr. (Debra), Nancy Shields (Terry), Jeff Thompson (Carol), and David Thompson (Pam). She is also survived by 28 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Vinditti, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Janet Kimm (Don), Norway, Iowa. In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Walter Thompson; a daughter, Carol Jean; three grandsons; Jason, Jamie and Timothy; five brothers: Buddy, Doward, Daryl, Ronnie and Billy; and three sisters, Lavonne, Louise and Cookie. Services will be held on Monday, September 11, 2006, at 2 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home in Ozark. Visitation will begin at 12 p.m. prior to services. The body will be cremated with a private family burial at a later date.


Thompson, Betty Sue (Moody) 13 Oct 1947 - 19 Mar 1989 OH 30 Mar 1989

[Note: Daughter of Fred & Joyce (  ) Moody; married Louis Thompson]

Betty Sue (Moody) Thompson, 41, of Phoenix, Arizona, formerly of Oldfield, died at 6 a.m. March 19 in Phoenix. Services for Mrs. Thompson were held in Phoenix Friday, March 24. Mrs. Thompson was born in Oldfield October 13, 1947. She attended school in this area for several years. Surviving are her husband, Louis; one daughter, Tina, of the home; her father, Fred Moody, Phoenix; her mother and stepfather, Joyce and Bob Brumley, Ozark; one sister, Sybil Weter, Ozark; and one brother, Eddie Moody, Ozark.


Thompson, Billie Lee 20 Jun 1929 - 11 Feb 1988

[Note: Son of Glen & Mary Ida (Burlison) Thompson]

Note: This is from his Funeral Card and is not an obituary as such.

BILLY LEE THOMPSON. June 20, 1929 – Feb. 11, 1988. SERVICES HELD Meadors Chapel-Clever, Mo, February 14, 1988 at 2:00 P.M. OFFICIATING

Rev. Lynn Swadley, Jr., ESCORTS Danny Daniel’s, Scott Thompson, Terry Mooneyham, Shane Mooneyham, Kerry Kimberling, Kelly Kimberling

MUSIC Mr. & Mrs. Lynn Swadley, Jr. FINAL RESTING PLACE Frazier Cemetery MEADORS FUNERAL HOMES Clever, Mo.. Contributed by the Clever Older Adults Assoc. and Bea Gardner.


Thompson, C. Frank 30 Jan 1906 - 22 Mar 1982 OH 1 Apr 1982 p11

[Note: Son of Rahl H. & Minnie M. (Walton) Thompson; married 10 Mar 1927 Virgie E. Hedgpeth 18 Aug 1909 - 5 Sep 1990 who married second Usrey; married Treva; tombstone gives name as Frank C.]

C. F. “Frank” Thompson, 76, a lifelong resident of the Nixa community, were held March 25 at Harrid Funeral Chapel in Nixa with the Rev. Joseph Fahl officiating. Burial was in the Glenn Cemetery. Mr. Thompson died March 22 at St. John’s Regional Health Center after a long illness. Mr. Thompson was a member of Nixa Christian Church. Survivors include his wife, Treva; and several cousins.


Thompson, Carl Jay, Rev. 3 Jun 1925 - 3 Jan 2010 SN-L 5 Jan 2010 & CCH-N 6 Jan 2010

[Note: Son of George & Laura (Pruitt) Thompson; married 22 Jan 1943 Mary Sylvia Braden]

Rev. Carl Jay Thompson, age 84, of Sparta, passed away Sunday, January 3, 2010. He was born June 3, 1925 in Shenandoah, Iowa, the son of George and Laura (Pruitt) Thompson. He proudly served his country in U.S. Army. On January 22, 1943, he and Mary Sylvia Braden were united in marriage. Rev. Thompson served as a Baptist Pastor in the area for over 45 years including Garrison, Sparta, Union Hill, and Mt. Olive at Highlonesome. He was a charter member of Union Hill Baptist Church. He also retired from Springfield Ice and Refrigeration after 33 years of employment. Survivors include two daughters, Donna Hull, Sparta, and Connie Gilbert and husband Larry, Oldfield; four grandchildren, Carl Hull, Keith Hull, Christal Gihring and husband Mark, and Ashley Gilbert and wife Amy; six great-grandchildren, Brad Hull, Dustin Hull and wife Samantha, Jason Hull, and Leah, Carson, and Wyatt Gihring; three sisters, Faye Maggard, Neva Sowards and Wanda Maggard; a brother, Don Thompson; other relatives, and a multitude of church members he lead throughout the years. He was preceded in death by an infant son; two brothers, Wayne Thompson and Ray Thompson, a son-in-law, Paul Hull, and his parents. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 6, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with pastor Bally Johnson officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Bruner Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.


Thompson, Carmen 1914 - 17 Jun 1977  OH 23 Jun 1977 p2

[Note: Son of Bill & Betty (  ) Thompson; married Ruth]

Carmen Thompson, age 61, died June 17, in Lackland Air Force Base Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. He was buried Monday, June 20 in Dallas, Texas, He is survived by his wife, Ruth, 5 sisters and one brother, He was the son of Bill and Betty Thompson and was born and raised in Christian County.


Thompson, Carol Ann (Gibson) 28 Jul 1945 - 27 Mar 2006 SN-L 30 Mar 2006

[Note: Daughter of Wilbert L. & Mary (Baker) Gibson; married 6 May 1967 Arnold Wayne Thompson]

Mrs. Carol Ann Thompson, age 60, of Nixa, passed away Monday, March 27, 2006. She was born July 28, 1945, in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Wilbert L. and Mary (Baker) Gibson. She grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. She met her future husband, Arnold Thompson, on a blind date in Ft. Mommouth, New Jersey, while he served in the U.S. Army. They were joined in marriage on May 6, 1967, and had 38 wonderful years together. To this union two sons were born, Jeff and Gary. Carol was a longtime league bowler on Tuesday mornings, an avid race fan, enjoyed bingo, and could play blackjack for hours. She had a joyous laugh that everyone will remember. She will be greatly missed by all who love her. She is survived by her loving husband, Arnold Wayne Thompson, a prominent local builder; son, Jeff and his wife, Deborah; son, Gary, and three grandchildren, Victoria Nicole, Devin and Tyler. She is also survived by six brothers and sisters, Charles and Barbara Gibson, Lakewood, Ohio, David and Elaine Gibson, Lakewood, Ohio, Jeanne and Alan Eberl, Brunswick, Ohio, Robert and Shari Gibson, Lakewood, Ohio, Michael and Gale Gibson, Cleveland, Ohio, and Mary Pat Jeffers, Medina, Ohio; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and many friends. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 1, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Katherine Bingham officiating. Burial will follow in Hopedale Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, in the funeral home.


Thompson, Carrol Wayne 4 Dec 1932 - 29 Oct 2007 SN-L 1 Nov 2007

[Note: Son of Glen & Mary (Burlison) Thompson

Carrol Wayne Thompson was born December 4, 1932, in Clever, Mo., the fourth child of Glen and Mary (Burlison) Thompson. He passed away October 29, 2007, in Manor Care in Springfield. A lifelong resident of the area, he was a retired auto mechanic and a Korean War veteran. Carrol Wayne had a God-given talent for music. A Dobro player-guitarist and singer, he was founder of a country music group "Green Valley” and has performed over radio, at Folk and Blue Grass Festivals, and Silver Dollar City, near Branson. He has worked with many groups as lead guitarist and singer. He plays an entertaining array of unusual sounds on the Dobro, which the audiences enjoyed. He was a great harmony singer and has been recently performing in the Tri-County Connections, and Music of Yesteryear, with Virginia Snyder. His parents, a sister, Betty Lou McCord; brothers, Bobby Gene, Billy Lee, and two infant brothers preceded him in death. He is survived by five daughters, Peggy (Roger) Fouts, Fair Grove, Beverly (Jerry) Roberts, state of New York, Carolyn Christine Griffin and Jeanette (Allen) Shive, all of Tunas, Mo., and Melinda (Robert) Crowell, Highlandville; a son, Joe Dwayne (Karen) Thompson, state of Texas; four granddaughters; five grandsons; three great-granddaughters; and a brother, Charles (Pat) Thompson, Clever, Mo. Also surviving is a special, loving friend and companion, Virginia Snyder, Springfield; other relatives and many friends. The family will receive friends from 10 until 11 a.m. Saturday, November 3, 2007, in Meadors Funeral Home, Clever. A graveside service will follow at 11:30 a.m. in Frazier Cemetery, Boaz with Rev. Lynn Swadley Jr. officiating. The Veteran's Memorial Team will present military honors. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be made at www.meadors


Thompson, Charles Samuel 7 Nov 1905 - 11 Oct 1989  OH 19 Oct 1989

[Note: married 7 Mar 1929 Pearl Edith Albert 27 Aug 1912 - 11 Jun 1997]

Charles Samuel Thompson, 83, of Carthage, died last Wednesday in St. John's Regional Health Center following a long illness. Born Nov. 7, 1905, he was a 50-year resident of Carthage. He worked as a machinist for H.E. Williams Products. He was united in marriage to Pearl Albert on March 7, 1929. Mr. Thompson was a member of the First Christian Church of Carthage. Following retirement in 1973, he and his wife moved to Ozark to operate Moon Valley Trout Farm. He was an avid fisherman. Survivors include his wife, Pearl; two sons, Fred, Springfield, and Bob, Raytown; one sister, Lillian; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services were held Saturday in Adams Funeral Home of Ozark with the Rev. Hosea Bilyeu, Jr., officiating. Burial was in Weaver Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Ridgecrest Baptist Church, 2210 W. Republic Road, Springfield, Mo. 65807.


Thompson, Clarence 14 Nov 1890 - 10 Jan 1933 CCR 12 Jan 1933 p1

[Note: Son of James & Mary (Hale) Thompson; married 13 May 1911 Elma Edwards]

Nixa stock buyer commits suicide. Clarence Thompson dies of five self-inflicted bullet wounds Tuesday afternoon, connected with Livestock Commission Company and well-known in this part of country. Four bullets through the chest and one in the chin late Tuesday afternoon ended the life of Clarence Thompson, 42, of Nixa, salesman for the Farmer’s Commission Co., at Springfield. The shooting occurred about two miles north of Nixa. Mrs. Thompson who was with him, said she and Thompson were returning home from Springfield and indicated to T.B. Chaffin, coroner, that her husband had been drinking. She declared that throughout most of the trip he had been threatening to commit suicide and to kill her also. A coroner’s jury which met at 9 o’clock Wednesday morning rendered the verdict of death from self-inflicted bullet wounds. Thompson had lived most of his life in and near Nixa. The family home there burned something more than a month ago, Mr. and Mrs. Thompson and their daughter, Miss Eva Mae Thompson, Nixa school teacher having a narrow escape from being caught in the flames. A new home being built on the same site is nearly completed. After the shooting Mrs. Thompson ran to a nearby farmhouse and told of the affair. Her husband’s body was found slumped under the steering wheel in the car by the roadside.


Thompson, Clarence 14 Nov 1890 - 10 Jan 1933 CCR 19 Jan 1933 p1

Funeral services were held Jan. 12, for Clarence Thompson, 42, of Nixa, who died Jan. 10 of gunshot wounds, at 2 p.m. at the Payne cemetery by Rev. Robert Baker with burial in the Payne cemetery under the direction of T.B. Chaffin.


Thompson, Connie Sue (Wood) 14 Sep 1949 - 11 Mar 2012 CCH-N 14 Mar 2012 & SN-L 14 Mar 2012 & CCH-N 21 Mar 2012 & AdamsFH

[Note: Daughter of Ray & Billie J. (Bostic) Wood; married 31 Dec 1968 Merlin E. Thompson]

            Mrs. Connie Sue (Wood) Thompson, 62, of Brown City, Mich., passed away March 11, 2012, at her mother’s home in Ozark. Connie was born Sept. 14, 1949, in Ozark, the daughter of Ray and Billie Bostic Wood. She graduated from Ozark High School in 1967. On Dec. 31, 1968, she and Merlin E. Thompson were married; they made their home in Brown City, Mich., where Connie pursued her career as a beautician. Survivors include: Her husband Merlin Thompson, Brown City, Mich.; two sons, Gary and wife Lisa, Emmett, Mich., Michael and wife Elizabeth, Kalamazoo, Mich.; three grandchildren: Carolann, Brandon and Emma, her mother Billie J. Wood, Ozark; her brother Roy Steven Wood, Fordland; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her father Ray Wood and her

brother Danny Wood. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. March 15 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, burial will follow in Weaver Cemetery, Ozark. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 3230 South National Suite B, Springfield, 65807.

Thompson, David A. 1934 - 29 Dec 2010 SN-L 3 Jan 2011

David A. Thompson, 76, of Springfield, Mo., passed away Wednesday, December 29, 2010. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., on Monday, January 3, 2011 in the Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home at Rivermonte Chapel. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 in the chapel with the interment to follow in Hopedale Cemetery, Ozark, Missouri.


Thompson, Dorthula E. (Gray) 16 Dec 1888 - 20 May 1963   CCR 23 May 1963

[Note; Daughter of Thomas Jefferson & Eliza A. (Cobb) Gray; married 31 Jan 1904 William J. Thompson 2 May 1878 - 5 Mar 1965]

Mrs. Dorthula Thompson, 74, died Monday morning at her home on Route 1, Sparta. A longtime resident of Christian County and the Oldfield community, she was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, William; five daughters, Mrs. Alicia Steward, 1464 North Jefferson, and Mrs. Dorothy Hagerman, 1340 North West, both of Springfield. Mrs. Ellie Mincks, Sidney, Iowa, Mrs. Betty Stafford, Memphis, Tenn., and Mrs. Janie Parrish, Route 3, Rogersville. Also surviving are two sons, Carmon, Memphis, and Clarence, Farragut, Iowa; two sisters, Mrs. Etta Adams and Mrs. Rhonda Hodges, both of Ava; four half-brothers Bob Gray, Ozark, and Austin, Everett, and Lennie, all of Shenandoah, Iowa; a half-sister, Mrs. Clara Hursh, Tulsa; 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Harris Chapel. Burial was in Old Boston Cemetery.

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