Uhlmann, Earl 12 May 1919 - 26 Jul 1990 NN-E 2 Aug 1990
[Note: Son of Robert & Emily ( ) Uhlmann; married Delphia Willie Ponder 13 Sep 1922 - 11 Apr 1998 m/1 Brennon, m/3 Cox]
Earl Uhlmann, 71, Chadwick, died Thursday, July 26, 1990, in St. Johns Regional Health Center, following a five-week illness. Born May 12, 1919, he was the son of Robert and Emily Uhlmann. He lived most of his life in Douglas and Christian counties. He graduated from Ava High School in 1937. He and his wife operated Uhlmann's Grocery Store in Chadwick for several years. He was a member of the Chadwick First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Delphia; three daughters and their husbands, Betty Ann and Keith Allyn, Sanger, Calif., Joyce and Kent Rainey, Ozark, and Judy and Roy Golden, Walnut Grove; a son and his wife, Jerry and Carin Brannon, Stratford, Conn.; a brother, Robert Uhlmann, Drury; a sister, Marie Bailey, Nashville, Tenn.; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Brannon. Services were held Monday in Chadwick First Baptist Church with the Rev. Cecil Robertson officiating. Burial was in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery.
Umphres, Earnest C. 16 Jan 1896 - 13 Jul 1922 CCR 21 Jul 1922 p1
[Note: Son of Silas & Bell (Parten) Umphres; married Elza I. Kissee 4 Mar 1896 - 26 Mar 1986; spelling of name on MO DC differs from spelling in obit]
Ernest Humphries, aged 29 years and living near Sunnyside, died at Rogersville
Thursday, July 13th, after undergoing an operation of appendicitis. Funeral services were held Saturday with burial in Watts cemetery. Deceased leaves a wife and one child.
Umphres, Golden Alva (Kissie) 3 Dec 1892 - 27 Jun 1981 OH 2 Jul 1981 p8
[Note: married Clarence E. Umphres 28 Apr 1890 - 1 Jan 1979]
Services for Golden Alva Umphres, 88, Rogersville, were held Tuesday in the Marsh Chapel, Rogersville, Burial was in the Roller Cemetery. Officiants were the Revs. Darrell Swearengin and Sammy Stricklin. Mrs. Umphres died last Saturday in the Christian County Nursing Home, Ozark. Among those surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Letha Blevins, Nixa; three sons, Ralph, Springfield, Estel, Rogersville and Donald, Arcadia, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Thelma Roller, Johnson City, Kan.; two brothers, Sherman Kissie, Marshfield and the Rev. Richard Kissie, Sacramento, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
Umphres, Lucy 1894 - 24 Oct 1974 OH 31 Oct 1974 p8
ROGERSVILLE - Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy Umphres, 80 of Route 2, Rogersville, were at 3 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist church, Rogersville, with the Rev. Paul Swadley officiating. Burial was in Palmetto Cemetery, northwest of Rogersville, under direction of Marsh of Rogersville. Mrs. Umphres died at 7:45 p.m. Thursday in her home after a month’s illness. She was a farmer and housewife and was a member of First Baptist Church here. Mrs. Umphres was a lifelong resident of the area. Surviving are her foster son, Joe Watson, Route 2, Rogersville; two foster grandsons and three nieces.
Umphres, Ralph L. 5 Dec 1913 - 11 Jul 2004 SN-L 13 Jul 2004
[Note: Son of Clarence E. & Golden Alva (Kissee) Umphres; married 26 Apr 1941 Arcena Wells d 18 Sec 1994]
Ralph L. Umphres, 85, went home to be with the Lord, July 11, 2004, in Kent Hospital, Warwick, R.I., after a brief illness. The family will greet friends at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 15, at the High Street Baptist Church Chapel, followed by funeral service at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the White Chapel Cemetery under direction of Greenlawn South Funeral Home. Ralph was born December 5, 1918, in Rogersville, Mo., to Clarence and Alva Umphres. He married his childhood sweetheart, Arcena Wells on April 26, 1941. They were married 53 years before she preceded him in death December 18, 1994. They were active members of the High Street Baptist Church. Ralph worked for Peverly Dairy before starting his own painting company. His work was well-known in Springfield and surrounding areas. Ralph is best remembered for his love of going to church, his gentle nature, his strong work ethic and the love he had for his wife and family. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Florence Mildred Umphres and Marie Smith; and two great-grandchildren, Bailey Faith Stricklin and Noah Stricklin. He is survived by his four daughters and son-in-laws, Shirley and Don Carney, Lee's Summit, Mo., Virginia and Sam Stricklin, Warwick, R.I., Peggy and Gary Hessee, Springfield, Mo., and Pam and Monty Anderson, Lenexa, Kan.; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one sister, Letha Blevins, Nixa, Mo.; two brothers, Estel Umphres, Hollister, Mo., and Donald Umphres, Arcadia, Calif.; and many nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Umphres, S. E., Sr. died Aug 1901 CCR 29 Aug 1901
Mark Umphres and his sister, Mrs. Ambrose Garrison, left last Wednesday evening for their homes in Kincaid, Kansas.
Buried, at the Henderson cemetery since my last report, the remains of S. E. Umphres, Sr. and John W. Jones. - Rogersville Jottings
Umphries, James William 18 Mar 1856 - 10 Mar 1930 CCR 20 Mar 1930
James William Umphries, aged 73 years, 11 months and 22 days, died at his home two miles west of Rogersville on March 10. Funeral services were held at the Palmetto church on March 12, conducted by Rev. Howell. Burial in the church cemetery under the direction of B.C. Klepper.
Underhill, Jo Ann (Jenkins) 25 Feb 1929 - 17 Mar 2011 SN-L 19 Mar 2011 & SN-L 20 Mar 2011 & CCH-N 23 Mar 2011
[Note: Daughter of Fred & Vera (Fullerton) Jenkins; married 20 May 1949 Edwill A. Underhill]
Jo Ann Underhill, age 82, of Highlandville, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2011. She was born February 25, 1929 in Springfield, the daughter of Fred and Vera (Fullerton) Jenkins. On May 20, 1949 she and Edwill A. Underhill were united in marriage. She was a 1951 graduate of MSU. Mrs. Underhill taught school for many years, mostly as a kindergarten teacher in California. Upon retirement she and her husband moved to Highlandville. She was a 25 year member of Riverdale Baptist Church. Survivors include: her husband, Edwill; two sons, Scott Underhill and Jennifer Sharkey, and Clark Underhill, all of Highlandville; six grandchildren, Ryan, Jessica, Dawnette, Andre, Micheal, and Lynsey; two great-grandchildren, Brooklyn and Wyatt; three brothers, Bill Jenkins and Pat, Jim Jenkins and Kay, and John Robert Jenkins and Anne; and a sister, Julie Morris and Ron. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Mary Lou Hires. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Monday, March 21, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Pastor Jamie Bilyeu officiating. Burial will follow in Highlandville Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m., in Adams Funeral Home on Sunday. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Underwood, Earl 23 Oct 1897 - 11 Jan 1975 OH 16 Jan 1975 p9
[Note: married Helen]
ROGERSVILLE - Services for Rogersville businessman, Earl Underwood 77, were at 2 p.m. Monday at Marsh Chapel here with Bruce Brown officiating. Burial will be in Holland Cemetery west of here. A Masonic service at the chapel will follow the funeral. Mr. Underwood died at 1 p.m. Saturday at Cox Medical Center, Springfield, after a long illness. Owner of Underwood Motor Company, he was a member of the Rogersville Church of Christ. He was also a 50-year member of Henderson Masonic Lodge 477 and Bethel Chapter 281 of Eastern Star. both of Rogersville. Survivors include his wife, Helen; one son, John of Rogersville; one sister, Mrs. Mary Moore, 1303 Washington, Springfield, two grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Underwood, Flossie Enid (Lewis) Holt 28 Jan 1921 - 29 May 2001 CCH-N 13 Jun 2001
[Note: Daughter of Charlie L. & Maude (Melton) Lewis; married first ? Holt; married second Howard Underwood]
Flossie Enid Underwood, 80. Ozark, died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, in Ozark Riverview Manor. She was born Jan. 28. 1921. in Christian County, Mo., the daughter of Charlie and Maude Melton Lewis. Survivors include: two sons, Jesse Holt and his wife Virginia, Knob Noster, Mo., and Jim Holt and his wife Saundra, Reeds Spring, Mo.; five grandchildren, Jimmie, Mark, Arnie, Ronnie and Tony; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Bessie Tate, Chestnut Ridge. Mo.; a brother, Clarence Lewis, Ozark; and a special friend, Della Yates. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Howard Underwood; two sisters; and two brothers. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 2, 2001, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Tommy Bilyeu officiating. Burial was in Spokane Cemetery.
Underwood, Gregory Leland 1961 - 31 May 1980 OH 5 Jun 1980 p9
[Note: Son of Bernard L. & ? ( ) Underwood; no SSDI found]
Services for Gregory Leland Underwood, 18, Rogersville, were held Tuesday in Marsh Chapel with the Rev. Wallace Gaddis officiating. Burial was in Holland Cemetery west of Rogersville. Mr. Underwood died last Saturday afternoon from injuries received when the motorcycle he was driving ran off a road embankment and overturned. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard L. Underwood, of the home; three brothers, Blevie M., Red Lodge, Mont., Tracey B. and Mark E., both of Rogersville; a sister, Mrs. Pamela L. Mills, Wichita Falls, Texas; and grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Charlie Vetter, St. James.
Underwood-Mayabb, Marie 30 Sep 1938 - 14 Jun 2007 SN-L 17 Jun 2007
Marie Underwood-Mayabb of Springfield, Mo., was born September 30, 1938, and passed away June 14, 2007, in St. John's Hospital due to illness. At the time of her passing she was 68 years of age. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in Greenlawn Funeral Home North with burial following in Eisenhour Cemetery. Visitation will be this evening from 6 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home. We Love You, Mother.
Untz, Marjorie B. 1924 - Jan 2012 SN-L 4 Jan 2012
Marjorie B. Untz, 87, Nixa. Arrangements: Walnut Lawn Funeral Home, Ltd..
Upperman, Glenna (Smith) 23 Mar 1934 - 11 Jan 1982 OH 14 Jan 1982 p5
[Note: married Charles Upperman]
Services for Mrs. Glenna Smith Upperman, 47, formerly of Cabool, were held Jan. 11 in Elliott-Gentry Chapel with the Rev. Arch Bolerjack officiating. Burial was in Cabool Cemetery. Mrs. Upperman died in Sonora, Calif. hospital after a long illness. Survivors include her husband, Charles; her mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Wake, Cabool; two stepdaughters, Debbie and Velda, both of the state of California; a brother, Charles Smith, Cabool; six sisters, Mrs. Jessie Sparks, Portland, Ore., Mrs. Edna Strong, Mrs. Eileen Marshall, Mrs. Barbara Collins, Mrs. Carolyn Fields and Wilma Smith, all of Cabool; two half sisters, Freida Smith, Mountain Home, Ark. and Gail Kelly, Ozark.
Upshaw, Lenora May (Richardson) 26 Feb 1934 - 14 Feb 1978 OH 16 Feb 1978 p4
[Note: Daughter of Ernest & Frona (Gilbert) Richardson; married Lyle Upshaw; spelling from tombstone]
AVA - Services for Mrs. Leora M. Upshaw, 43, Route 5, Ava, were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Clinkingbeard Chapel with Jack Richardson officiating. Burial was in Oldfield Cemetery. Mrs. Upshaw died at 10:37 p.m. Friday in Cox Medical Center, Springfield, after a short illness. She had lived in Ava since moving from Colorado 11 years ago, Mrs. Upshaw had worked as a nurse’s aide. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Lyle; four daughters, Mrs. Dwight Elliott and Mrs. Earl Brown, both of Poplar Bluff, Mrs. Charlie Orick, Oldfield and Miss Pam Upshaw of the home; six grandchildren; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Richardson, Kamas, Utah; four sisters, Mrs. Ralph Broadhead, Heber, Utah, Mrs. Elwood Drickell, Dewitt, Mrs. Terry Haricks, Lyman, Wyo., and Mrs. Donald Johnson, Kamas, Utah; and seven brothers, Donald and Ronnie Richardson, both of Del Norte, Colo., Gene, Gerald and Larry Ray Richardson, all of Kansas, Ernest, Jr. , Salt Lake City, Utah and Roy, Midway, Utah.
Upson, Fern Lorraine (Applegate) 7 Oct 1923 - 27 Mar 2009 CCH-N 8 Apr 2009
[Note: Daughter of Clon “Penny” & Rosa (Hall) Applegate; married 16 Aug 1946 Ernest V. Upson 4 May 1910 - 15 Oct 1993]
Lorraine (Applegate) Upson of Selah, Washington went home to be with her Lord March 27, 2009, after a brief struggle with cancer at the age of 85. Lorraine was born Oct. 7, 1923, in Keltner, to Clon (Penny) and Rosa Hall Applegate. The second of four children. She attended Sparta High School where she graduated in 1943. After graduation her family moved to Vancouver, Wash. where they worked in the shipyards through the war. She married Ernest V. Upson in Yakima, Wash. Aug. 16, 1946. She worked through the years in the canneries and fruit warehouses and as a homemaker. She was a devoted christian since early girlhood and thought bible school at the Selah Bible Baptist Church for 30 years. Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband Ern, her parents, her sister Pauline and her brother Glen. She is survived by her daughter Carol and Jim Osterhout of Swan Valley, Idaho. Two sons both of Selah, Wash, Lonnie and Sandy Upson and Kevin Upson, a sister Goldie and Jerry Richardson of Oldfield. Six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were held April 1, 2009, with burial at West Hills memorial park.
Upson, Melvin Paul 8 Apr 1941 - 25 Apr 1996 CCH-N 1 May 1996
[Note: Son of Leonard & Dorothy ( ) Upson; married JanLee]
Melvin Paul Upson, 55, Sparta, passed away April 25. He was born April 8, 1941 in Douglas County and moved to Washington state at the age of 5 years old. He was retired from Local 302 of the Operating Engineers. He is survived by his wife, JanLee of Sparta, two sons, Richard and Leonard of Yakima, Wash. and two daughters, Lori Newman and Annette Upson of Sparta, one sister, Linah Hull and three brothers, Jerry and Vernon of Yakima, Wash. and Dwaine of Roseburg, Oregon. He was proceeded in death by his parents, Leonard and Dorothy Upson and a brother, Fred. A memorial service will be held today, May 1, in Yakima, Wash.
Upton, Frederick George 1924 - 9 Dec 2005 SN-L 12 Dec 2005 & SN-L 12 Dec 2005
[Note: married 1947 Mary]
Frederick George Upton, 81, of Springfield, passed away on December 9, 2005, at St. John's Regional Health Center. He was a World War II veteran who served 20 years in the U.S. Navy until 1961. After retirement, he worked for Lockheed-Martin Space and Missile Company in California for 20 years, retiring in 1981. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Mary; two sons, Fred Jr. of Buffalo and Jim of Oregon; a daughter, Ina of Springfield; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A graveside memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, December 16, in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, with military honors. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.
Urbain, Joseph Blaise 27 Nov 1918 - 12 May 2005 SN-L 16 May 2005
[Note: Son of Maurice & Mariah (McDermott) Urbain]
Joseph Blaise Urbain, age 86, of Nixa, passed away in his home Thursday, May 12, 2005. He was born November 27, 1918, in Epworth, Iowa, the son of Maurice and Mariah (McDermott) Urbain. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. Joe was a loving, loyal, and dedicated husband, father, and friend to many. He worked hard to provide for his family and loved his children and grandchildren unconditionally. Joe was a semi-professional golfer and won the Dubuque Open in Iowa at the age of 21. He continued to golf throughout his life, and enjoyed gambling and fishing. He retired as a hospital chef. Joe was a faithful and active member of the Catholic Church throughout his life. Survivors include four children, Kathleen Nelson and husband, Craig, Nixa, Linda Chambers and husband, Greg, Roseville, Calif., Joseph Urbain and Gaylen Moore, Bois D'Arc, and Jeff Urbain, Aldrich; ten grandchildren, Donnie Rankin, Mindy Rankin, Julie Crawford , Kimberly Brown, Joshua Nelson, Matthew Chambers, Emily Chambers, Jennifer Urbain, Christine Urbain, and Curtis Moore; seven great grandchildren; and a sister, Gen Duccini, Dubuque, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys in 1988; a step-daughter, Carol Crawford; a great-grandson, Blaise Brown; a grandson, Brandon Moore; seven brothers and sisters; and his parents. A graveside funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, in Springfield National Cemetery, Glenstone and Seminole, with Father Thomas Reidy officiating. Military honors will be provided. Visitation is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. tonight in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Joe touched many lives and will be greatly missed.
Ussery, Jerry L. 1943 - 14 Sep 2006 SN-L 16 Sep 2006
Mr. Jerry L. Ussery, 63, Sparta, passed away at 9:55 p.m. Thursday, September 14, 2006, in Cox Medical Center South. His family will receive friends and have a memorial service and celebration of his life at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, Mo. According to Jerry's wishes, his body has been cremated and his ashes will be scattered at a later date.
Ussery, Jerry Lee 5 Aug 1943 - 14 Sep 2006 SN-L 16 Sep 2006
Mr. Jerry L. Ussery, 63, Sparta, passed away Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield He was born Aug. 5, 1943, the son of Joseph and Opal (Collins) Ussery. On April 13, 1987, he was united in marriage at Oldfield. Preceding Jerry in death were his parents; one son, Jerry Joe Ussery; and a sister Jo Ann. Jerry is lovingly survived by his wife Janie; two sons, Jamie Lee Ussery and wife Sherry and Jeffery Allen Ussery, all of Springfield; two daughters, Kimberly Loveland and Karen Eisman, all of Sparta; three brothers, Paul Ussery, Ronnie Ussery and wife Carol, and Mike Ussery and wife Elizabeth; one sister, Barbara Jump and husband Danny; seven grandchildren; other caring relatives and several good friends. Memorial service and celebration of life for Jerry Ussery were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Price Brown officiating.
Ussery, Paul A. 29 Jul 1931 - 15 Nov 2011 SN-L 17 Nov 2011
[Note: Son of Reverend Clarence & Minnie (Adams) Ussery; married 15 Sep 1951 Norma Millsap]
Paul A. Ussery, son of the late Reverend Clarence and Minnie (Adams) Ussery, was born on July 29, 1931 in Norwood, Missouri, and went home to be with the Lord on November 15, 2011 at 12:15 AM in Bentonville, Arkansas. He was 80 years of age. Paul grew up and attended school in Wright County, Missouri and graduated from Mountain Grove High School in 1949. He served his country in the United States Marine Corp and was honorably discharged on December 1, 1953. Paul was united in marriage to Norma Millsap on September 15, 1951. Three children were born to this union. Paul and Norma celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary this past September. He retired as Vice President of Wilson Foods in the late 1980's and went on to further his sales career at Buring Foods in Memphis, Tennessee and Valleydale Foods in Bristol, Virginia. He and Norma lived in many cities including; Kansas City, Kansas, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Fullerton, California, Memphis, Tennessee, Bristol and Salem, Virginia, Springdale, Arkansas, Nixa, Missouri, Republic, Missouri and finally in Bentonville, Arkansas. Paul recently became a member of Bentonville Free Will Baptist Church in Bentonville, Arkansas. Prior to moving his membership, he was a loving member of the Ozark First Free Will Baptist Church in Ozark, Missouri for fifteen years. He loved his church, and taught Sunday School for almost fifty years. He loved southern gospel music, and enjoyed going to "singings" and even sang in a quartet or two over the years. He served as a Gideon for many years. He was a strong man of Faith and lived his life unashamed of his Christianity. Paul loved his wife and family; he loved his church and friends, and enjoyed laughing and telling stories and watching children. He will be truly missed by those who knew and loved him. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers: Lee, Don, Joe and Junior Ussery; one sister: Freeda Ussery-Butts; and his eldest son: Reverend Geary L. Ussery. He is survived by his loving wife: Norma Ussery of their home in Bentonville, Arkansas; his son, Michael Ussery and his wife, Teresa, of Republic, Missouri; his daughter, Sherry McIntyre and her husband, Leroy, of Bentonville, Arkansas; a daughter-in-law, Gerry Ussery; eight grandchildren: Kristin Wilkins, Geary "Buddy" Ussery, Justin Ussery, Elizabeth Ann Ussery, Kari Wilkinson, Donavan Oquendo, Rachel McIntyre, and Lisa McIntyre; nineteen great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Online Condolences: www.craighurttfuneralhome.com. Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the First Free Will Baptist Church at 201 E. Church Street in Ozark, Missouri. Visitation will be from 5:30 p.m. to service time in the church with Rev. Gary Mitchner and Rev. Jim McAlister officiating. Burial will be held on Saturday, November 19 at 10:00 a.m. in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Mountain Grove, Missouri with full military honors. Arrangements are under the direction of the Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mountain Grove.
Usrey, Virgie E. (Hedgpeth) 18 Aug 1909 - 5 Sep 1990 OH 13 Sep 1990
[Note: Daughter of Ruben R. & Annie (Edwards) Hedgpeth; married Fred Usrey 28 May 1911 - 15 Dec 1995]
Virgie Usrey, Springfield, formerly of Nixa, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 1990. She was the daughter of Rube and Annie Hedgpeth and a member of South National Church of Christ. She is survived by her husband, Fred; a daughter, Sharon Mills, Chicago; a son, Duane, Ocie, Fla.; four grandchildren, Lyn and Todd Berry and Brian and Kim Usrey; one great-grandchild, Jordan Berry; two. brothers, Howard Hedgpeth, Nixa, and Milton Hedgpeth, Ozark. Funeral services were held Friday in Greenlawn Funeral Home South. Officiating were John Alley and Dennis Smith. Burial was in Payne Cemetery.
Utke, Willard O. 5 Jul 1922 - 10 Nov 1960 CCR 17 Nov 1960 p5
Funeral services for Willard Utke, 38, of Route 1, Billings, who died Thursday afternoon in Republic, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Clever Baptist church with the Rev. R. W. Forbis and John Philliber officiating. Burial was in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Billings under direction of Harris of Clever. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a graduate of Clever High School in 1941. Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Marie Burky of Route 1, Billings, with whom he had lived for the past several years and Mrs. Aileen King of Columbia.
Utke, Willis 21 Feb 1921 - 2 Sep 2006 SN-L 5 Sep 2006
[Note: Son of William & Ottie Jane (Gold) Utke; married Blanche 30 May 1920 - 4 Jun 1999]
Willis Utke, 85, Billings, passed away Saturday, September 2, 2006. He was born February 21, 1921, in Christian County, Missouri, to William and Ottie Jane (Gold) Utke. Willis was a cattle salesman retiring from the Farmers Livestock commission in Springfield. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years, Blanche, on June 4, 1999; a brother, Lloyd Utke; and his faithful horse companions, "Tillie" and "Buck." He is survived by a son and wife, Bill and Pat Utke, Billings, a daughter, Sondra Utke, Clever; three grandchildren; two great -grandchildren; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 6, 2006, in Meadors Funeral Home, Billings, with burial following in Marionville IOOF cemetery, Marionville. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.