Gideon, Ferdinand N. “Ferd” 15 Jan 1892 - 20 Jan 1972 CCR 27 Jan 1972 p4
[Note: Son of John Wesley & Lucy May (Weatherman) Gideon; married Katie Ellen Hilton 20 Aug 1896 - 28 Jun 1929; is he the F. N. Gideon who married 4 Oct 1932 Rosa Busbee??]
Ferd M. Gideon, 80, of Forsyth died Thursday at 6:45 a.m. at the St. John Hospital. He was a retired farmer and had been a resident of Christian County most of his life. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Irene Mitchell of Springfield; three sons, Herold Gideon of Mingo, Iowa, Calvin Gideon and John Gideon, both of Springfield; one sister, Mrs. Martha Blansit, Chestnut Ridge; three brothers, Joe Gideon, Harold Gideon and Ralph Gideon, all of Forsyth; 15 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. P. O. Spicer officiating. Burial was in Spokane Cemetery.
Gideon, Fern G. (Faught) 2 Nov 1892 - 20 Aug 1983 OH 25 Aug 1983 p8
[Note: Daughter of Franklin Monroe & Alice M. E. (McCafferty) Faught; married Orville Francis Gideon 1895 - 8 Jun 1959]
Services for Fern Gideon, 90, Nixa, were held Aug. 24 in McConnell Union Chapel with the Rev, Joseph Fahl officiating, Burial was in McConnell Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Harris Chapel. Mrs. Gideon died Aug. 20 in Christian County Nursing Home, Ozark, after a long illness. She was a lifelong resident of Nixa and a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Juanita White, of the home; five grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Maude Bolin, Nixa.
Gideon, Francis M. (Keltner) 11 Mar 1921 - 29 Jul 2002 SN-L 4 Aug 2002
[Note: Daughter of Gordon & Myrtle (McConnell) Keltner; married Lee Gideon]
Francis M. Gideon, 81, a homemaker, died Monday, July 29 in Glendale, Ariz. She was born to Myrtle and Gordon Keltner in Springfield, Mo. on March 11, 1921. Survivors include her husband, Lee of Glendale, Ariz., four children, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The body will be cremated in Glendale, Ariz., and re turned to be buried in McConnell Cemetery in Nixa at a later date. Springfield News-Leader, August 4, 2002.
Gideon, Franz Seigel “Francis” 23 Apr 1862 - 15 May 1948 CCR 20 May 1948
[Note: Son of William & Letha (Russell) Gideon; married Rachel Galloway m/1 Melton; married Missouri Ann Clevenger 3 Apr 1869 - 10 Feb 1943; tombstone says Siegel F.]
Funeral services for S.F. Gideon, 86, who died Saturday, May 15, at his home in Ozark, were held Thursday at Spokane under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home. Born at Springfield in 1862, Mr. Gideon was virtually a lifelong resident of the southern part of Christian county, where he engaged in farming. He was a member of the Enterprise General Baptist church. Survivors are five sons, J.N. Gideon of Manchester, Okla., Ed Gideon of Lawton, Okla., Fred Gideon of Anthony, Kansas, Ross Gideon of Hot Springs, New Mexico, and Oscar Gideon of Empire, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. Lula Roat of Empire, Calif., Mrs. Glessie Glouser of Overland Park, Kansas, and Mrs. Daisy DeWitt of Ozark.
Gideon, Guy Leonard 11 Feb 1907 - 13 Apr 1973 OH 19 Apr 1973 p13
[Note: Son of William Preston & Alice Odessie “Dessie” (Billingsley) Gideon; married Laura L. Gann 22 Aug 1909 - 24 Jun 1998; tombstone says Lenard Guy]
Funeral services for Leonard Gideon, 66, of Ozark, were held Sunday in the Harris Chapel in Ozark with the Rev. Max Edmondson officiating. Burial was in Shipman Cemetery near Sparta. Mr. Gideon died last Thursday in Springfield’s St. John’s Hospital emergency room. He had earlier suffered an apparent heart attack in an Ozark market. He was a retired farmer and a resident of the Sparta and Ozark communities most of his life. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sparta. Survivors include his wife, Laura; four sons, Leona of Ozark; Don of San Jose, Ill., Lenville and Phillips, both of Ozark; two brothers, Rex of Reeds Spring and Lester of Ozark; one sister, Mrs. Marie Davis, Ozark; 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Gideon, Harold G. 19 Apr 1921 - 11 May 1989 NN-E 18 May 1989
[Note: Son of Ferdinand N. “Ferd” & Katie Ellen (Hilton) Gideon]
Harold Gideon, 68, of Chadwick, died at 8:38 a.m. May 11 at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. Graveside services for Mr. Gideon were held May 16 at Spokane Cemetery under the direction of Harris Colonial Chapel, Ozark. Officiating at the ceremony was the Rev. Benny DeWitt. Mr. Gideon was born in Chadwick, the son of Ferd N. and Katie E. Gideon. He was a farm equipment operator. Surviving are two sons, Larry Gideon, Medera, California, and Ronnie Gideon, Chowchilla, California; one stepson, Bobby Littleton, Medera, California; one brother, Calvin, of Springfield;, a sister, Irene Mitchell, Springfield; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Gideon, Helga Thekla (Jacob) 3 Jul 1941 - 23 Jan 2010 SN-L 24 Jan 2010
[Note: Daughter of Emil & Betty (Schuster) Jacob; married 12 Jan 1961 Ivan Richter Gideon 24 Jan 1932 - 18 Feb 2001]
Helga Thekla Gideon, age 68, died January 23, 2010. She was born July 3, 1941, in Fuerth/Bayern, Germany, the daughter of Emil and Betty (Schuster) Jacob. On January 12, 1961, she married Ivan R. Gideon in Germany. Ivan preceded Helga in death in 2001. Also preceding her in death were her parents. Survivors include three children, Saundra Harrison, Jacob Gideon and Frank Gideon; and four grandchildren, Andrea, Tonya, Mason and Megan Gideon. Helga was very proud to have become a U.S. citizen in 2002. A funeral service will be held at noon on Monday, January 25, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Hosea Bilyeu officiating. Burial will follow Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today, in the funeral home.
Gideon, Helga Thekla (Jacob) 3 Jul 1941 - 23 Jan 2010 CCH-N 17 Feb 2010
Helga Thekla Gideon, 68, died Jan. 22, 2010. She was born July 3, 1941, in Fuerth/Bayern, Germany, the daughter of Emil and Betty (Schuster) Jacob. On Jan. 12, 1961, she married Ivan R. Gideon in Germany. Ivan preceded Helga in death in 2001. Also preceding her in death were her parents. Survivors include: Three children, Saundra Harrison, Jacob Gideon and Frank Gideon; and four grandchildren, Andrea, Tonya, Mason and Megan Gideon. Helga was very proud to have become a United States citizen in 2002. A funeral service was held at noon on Jan. 25 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark with Pastor Hosea Bilyeu officiating. Burial was in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield.
Gideon, Ivan Preston “Jack” 8 Oct 1921 - 19 Sep 1954 CCR 23 Sep 1954 p4
[Note: Son of William Preston & Alice Odessie “Dessie” Gideon; married 11 Jun 1941 Ruth Fox; married 22 Jun 1942 Novella Jackson]
Funeral services for Ivan Preston Gideon, 32, a disabled war veteran who died September 19 at his home in Ozark, were held Tuesday at the Sparta Assembly of God Church, with Rev. Glen Colton officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Novella Gideon, two sons, Loren and James and two daughters, Eyvonne and Fonda Jo, all of the home; two sisters and four brothers. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Preston Gideon, preceded him in death.
Gideon, Ivan Richter 24 Jan 1932 - 18 Feb 2001 CCH-N 7 Mar 2001
[Note: Son of Clifford & Lois (Richter) Gideon; married 12 Jan 1961 Helga Thekla Jacob 3 Jul 1941 - 23 Jan 2010]
Ivan R. Gideon, 69, Ozark, passed away Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001 in St, John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born Jan, 24, 1932 in Springfield the son of Clifford and Lois (Richter) Gideon. On Jan. 12, 1961 he and Helga Jacob were married in Germany. Mr. Gideon retired from the U.S. Army after 24 years of service including the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was Christian by faith and a Mason. Survivors include his wife, Helga; five children, Van Gideon, Tamara Turner, Saundra Harrison, Jacob Gideon and Frank Gideon; eight grandchildren, Tyra Rafter and Casey, Damon, Noel, Andrea, Tonya, Seth and Eton Gideon; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Elmo Gideon and two sisters, Eloise Flood and Geneva Lance. Funeral services were Feb. 21 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will military honors followed in Missouri Veterans' Cemetery, Springfield.
Gideon, Jack 21 Dec 1930 - 20 Mar 2009 SN-L 23 Mar 2009
[Note: Son of Judge Joseph & Jessie (Harding) Gideon; married Nov 1944 Maxine M. Baughman 11 Nov 1925 - 4 Jul 2003]
Jack Gideon passed away on Friday, March 20, 2009, in Ozark Riverview Manor, in Ozark, Mo. He was born September 20, 1925, to Judge Joseph and Jessie (Harding) Gideon in Forsyth, Mo. Like his twin brother, Jerry, he was baptized on December 21, 1930, in the Old Stone Chapel in Forsyth, today Community Presbyterian Church, where his father, J.R. Gideon, was clerk of the session for over 40 years. Jack graduated from Forsyth High School in 1942. He served in active duty in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was fortunate that twin brother Jerry and he shared the same tank. Jerry was the operator and Jack was the gunner. Jack and Jerry served with the 16th Armored Division and the 322nd Heavy Tank Battalion. In November, 1944, he married his high school sweetheart, Maxine Baughman from Protem, Mo. To this union one daughter was born, Linda Watson. Together Jack and Maxine enrolled at SMS, they both obtained degrees in education. In his early professional career, Jack was a teacher, coach and principal with schools in Taney County. Over the years Jack has found time to serve as an alderman in the City of Forsyth and on the Forsyth Fire Department. He later worked for Ozarks Community Action Corporation in Springfield for a number of years. Jack was appointed by Judge Garner Moody as Juvenile Officer for Christian, Taney and Douglas Counties, serving in that position for many years until his retirement. Jack and Maxine also owned farms in Taney County during their life together. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Judge Joseph and Jessie Gideon; wife Maxine Gideon; and brothers Dale, Theron, Russell and Jerry. He is survived by his daughter, Linda Watson and husband, Sanford of Springfield, Mo.; granddaughter, Michele Gray and husband, Brian of Springfield, Mo.; great-grandson, Jacob Blaine Gray; sisters-in-law, Irene and Ray Jennings of Protem, Mo., Cora Gideon of Forsyth, Mo., and Doris Gideon of Sparta, Mo.; and a host of special nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Ozark Riverview Residential Place and Manor, and the Oncology Department at Cox South, including niece Kim Gideon. Very special thanks to sister-in-law Doris Gideon for devoted care and friendship. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, March 24, at 2 p.m., in Community Presbyterian Church in Forsyth, burial will be in Ozarks Memorial Park, in Branson. Visitation will be in Forsyth Whelchel Funeral Chapel on Monday, March 23, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials may be sent to the Community Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, Box 486, Forsyth, MO 65653.
Gideon, James E. 13 Mar 1949 - 10 Aug 1974 OH 15 Aug 1974 p3
[Note: Son of Ivan Preston “Jack” & Novella (Jackson) Gideon]
OZARK - Funeral services for James Gideon, 25, Fredricktown, were at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Harris Chapel, Ozark with the Rev. Carl Thompson officiating. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery near Sparta. Mr. Gideon died in a car accident at 4 a.m. Saturday 12 miles south of Fredricktown.
Gideon, James J., Judge 11 Dec 1847 - 6 Jun 1921 CCR 10 Jun 1921 p1
[Note: Son of William Carroll & Malinda (Byrd) Gideon; married 29 Dec 1868 Mary S. “Mollie” Ball]
JUDGE GIDEON IS DEAD AFTER LONG ILLNESS
First Mayor Under Commission Form of Government and Widely Known Resident To Be Buried Today
James J. Gideon, widely known resident of Springfield and first mayor under the commission form of government, died of complication of diseases early Sunday morning at the family residence, 766 East Elm Street. Funeral services will be held at 3 o’clock this afternoon at the residence in charge of Rev. C. H. Briggs, presiding elder of the Springfield district of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and widely known in Masonic circles, in which order the decedent was a member. Burial will be in Hazelwood cemetery under the supervision of the Paxon Undertaking Company. Born Near Springfield. Judge Gideon was born a short distance south of Springfield in 1846. Shortly after his birth, the family moved to that part of Taney County which now is known as Christian County. The decedent spent his boyhood and youth in that county, except for the time he was in the Union Army in the company of Captain Jackson Ball. William Gideon, the father, was shot and killed by guerillas in his home and in the presence of his wife and family in 1863. Immediately thereafter, young Gideon, then 17 years old, enlisted. He served throughout the remainder of the war. It is said that Judge Gideon received the sobriquet of “Sleepy Jim” by which he was widely known, during his army days by reason of the fact that he acquired the knack of sleeping in the saddle. At the close of the war, the soldier returned to his house in Christian County and took up the study of law. Shortly after his return, he married throughout the remainder of the war former commander. Elected To Office Soon after he was admitted to the bar, he was elected prosecuting attorney of Christian County, and held that office four terms. He also served two terms as a member of the Missouri legislature from Christian County and one term as a member of the state senate. Judge Gideon moved to Springfield in 1885 and has made his home there continuously since that time. Soon after coming to Springfield, he was elected prosecuting attorney of Greene County. He held that office one term,. Later, he was elected judge of the Greene county criminal court. In the early days of that court, sessions were held in a building on Commercial Street and in the upper portion of the jail building. Following his retirement from the bench, Judge Gideon took little active interest in politics until the commission form of government was proposes. He became immediately an ardent opponent of the move and fought it as strongly as he could. When the commission form of government was adopted, however, he became a candidate for the office of mayor and was elected, being the first man to serve as the city’s executive under the commission form. Judge Gideon was known as one of the shrewdest politicians in the county. A member of the local bar who had known the judge intimately for years said yesterday that he regarded him as a man who was firm in his conviction to duty as he saw it, who was fearless in the discharge of his duty, and who was never touched by corruption in his office. The Springfield Bar Association will attend the funeral in a body, meeting at the Chamber of Commerce at 2:30 o’clock. The courthouse and city hall will close at 2:30 o’clock and remain closed for the rest of the day. Perry T. Allen, president of the Bar association has appointed the following committee to draw up resolutions of tribute to Judge Gideon: Judge A. W. Lincoln, Judge Alfred Page, Judge Arch A. Johnson, former Senator Frank M. McDavid, and Fred A. Moon. Judge and Mrs. Gideon were the parents of five children, but one of whom, Fred Gideon, survives. The decedent is survived by a sister, Mrs. Matilda Hammond of Christian County and the following brothers, Dr. John M. Gideon and M. V. Gideon, both of Springfield, Frank Gideon of Florida, formerly land commission at Washington and W. W. Gideon of Washington state, formerly city marshal of Springfield. --Springfield Republican
Gideon, James J., Judge 11 Dec 1847 - 6 Jun 1921 CCR 10 Jun 1921
We heard that Judge Gideon died Sunday. He was reared in Christian County. He served his country well, being a soldier in the civil war, Judge and Mayor and other offices of trust. A useful man has gone to await the resurrection.
Gideon, Jerry Darrell 26 Oct 1946 - 8 Nov 2000 CCH-N 15 Nov 2000
[Note: Son of Lester Franklin & Hila Pauline (Jackson) Gideon; married 1 May 1971 Mickey Davenport]
Jerry Darrell Gideon, age 54, of Sparta, passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2000 in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born on October 26, 1946 in Sparta, the son of Lester and Hila (Jackson) Gideon. Mr. Gideon worked in construction as a heavy equipment operator. During the Vietnam War, Mr. Gideon served his country in the U.S. Navy on the USS Camden supply ship. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Vietnam Service Medal. On May 1, 1971, he and Mickey Davenport were united in marriage. Survivors include: his wife, Mickey Gideon of Sparta; a daughter, Amanda Gideon and her fiancee, Phillip Grote of Sparta; two sisters, Kathleen Gilbert and her husband Paul of Oldfield, and Betty Payne and her husband Floyd of Sparta; two brothers, Robert Gideon and his wife, Bessie of Oldfield, Ron Gideon of Grand Junction, Colorado; three half-brothers; two half-sisters, and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was proceeded in death by his parents; two brothers, Eldon and Dean Gideon; and a sister, Mona Shipman. Funeral services were held on Friday, November 10, 200 in Adams Funeral Home of Ozark. The Reverend Ray Cartwright and Rev. Ben Dewitt officiated. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery Sparta, Mo. Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, in care of Adams Funeral Home, 504 W. Walnut, Ozark, MO. 65721
Gideon, Jerry R. 2 Nov 1937 - 22 May 1991 NN-E 6 Jun 1991
[Note: Son of Bearl & Opal Faye (Goodwin) Gideon; married 21 Jun 1958 Janice Ann Creek]
Jerry R. Gideon, 53, Chestnutridge, died Wednesday, May 22, 1991, in his home. He was born Nov. 2, 1937, in Taneyville, and was the son of Bearl and Opal Faye Goodwin Gideon. He lived most of his life in Taney and Christian counties. On June 21, 1958, he married Janice Ann Creek. He is preceded in death by his mother. Survivors include his wife, Janice Gideon; two daughters, Tawana Gideon, Chestnutridge, and Paula Farnsworth, Ozark; his father, Bearl Gideon, Rogersville; four brothers, Kenneth Gideon, Oroville, Wash., Bill Gideon, Tonasket, Wash., Jack Gideon, Hines, Ore., and Dennis Gideon, Bums, Ore.; three sisters, Faye Essary, Rogersville, Glenda Gideon, Oroville, Wash., and Patti Jean Holcomb, Oroville, Wash.; and two grandchildren, Jeremiah Gideon and Cody Paul Farnsworth. Cremation was under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.
Gideon, Jerry Wayne 20 Sep 1925 - 16 Mar 2008 SN-L 18 Mar 2008
[Note: Son of Judge Joseph Russell & Jessie May (Harding) Gideon Sr.; married 7 Oct 1950 Opal Marie Grady 16 Jun 1927 - 18 Sep 2003]
Jerry Wayne Gideon, 82, went to his heavenly reward on Sunday, March 16, 2008. Jerry was born September 20, 1925, to Jessie May Harding and Judge Joseph Russell Gideon Sr., in Forsyth, Mo., along with twin brother Jack. Jerry spent much of his life in Taney County, where he married Opal Marie Grady on October 7, 1950, in Harrison, Ark. To that union were born two children, Rebecca Elaine "Becky" and Joseph Robert "Joe Bob" Gideon. After graduating from Forsyth High School in 1942, he served over seven years active duty in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict. During his service in World War II, he was fortunate that twin brother Jack and he shared the same tank. Jerry was the operator and Jack was the gunner. Jack and Jerry served with the 16th Armored Division and the 322nd Heavy Tank Battalion. Jerry later turned this experience into operation of his own excavation business, serving Taney County for 31 years until retiring in 1987. He worked prior to that on the construction of Table Rock Dam. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and older brothers, Dale, Theron and Russell. He is survived by twin brother Jack; daughter Becky and husband, Buddy of Forsyth; son Joe and wife, Kim of Ozark; brother-in-law Rex Grady and wife, Patty; sisters-in-law, Annalee Grady, Cora Gideon and Doris Gideon; five grandchildren, Brooke and husband, Tom Baird IV of Springfield, Ben and wife, Tara Roberts of Forsyth, Christian Gideon of Springfield, Dylan Gideon of Ozark and Jayme Morrison; six great-grandchildren; and a host of special nieces and nephews. Jerry loved and served his community and nation in many capacities. He served as Mayor of Forsyth for 10 years, Forsyth Volunteer Fire Department Chief for 18 years and Eastern Taney County Commissioner for three terms, and was a lifelong member and dedicated supporter of the Republican Party. He truly loved history and genealogy, and pursued these interests as past president of the White River Historical Society and a volunteer at the Forsyth Library. He was a member of the Community Presbyterian Church of Forsyth for over 70 years where he served as both deacon and elder. Funeral services will be held in the Community Presbyterian Church of Forsyth, Thursday, March 20, at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park near Branson. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, in Whelchel Funeral Home in Forsyth. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to the Community Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, Box 486, Forsyth, MO 65653 or the Forsyth Library Endowment Fund, Box 522, Forsyth, MO 65653.
Gideon, John Anderson, Lieut. 4 Mar 1827 - 9 Aug 1914 CCR 14 Aug 1914 p1
[Note: Son of William Carroll & Matilda (Wood) Gideon; married Elizabeth 30 Oct 1836 - 5 Feb 1894]
John A. Gideon, Dead - Old Citizen of Christian County Died in Oklahoma and is Buried at Ponce De Leon
Word reached Ozark Monday announcing the death of John A. Gideon, for many years a well-known resident of Christian county but who for a number of years past has been a resident of Blue Jacket, Okla. The remains were shipped to Galena, Mo. where they were taken overland to Ponce de Leon for burial beside his wife who died and was buried there years ago. Mr. Gideon was a veteran of the civil war and was about 76 years of age; he leaves two married daughters and one son, Field Gideon of Hannibal, Mo., Alex Gideon another son having died suddenly a few years ago near Bengal. Mr. Gideon was an uncle of the well known Gideon boys, of whom Judge J. J. Gideon of Springfield is the only one now living who resides in this part of the country.
Gideon, John Byron 28 Dec 1889 - 27 Jun 1958 SL-P 27 Jun 1958
[Note: Son of Martin Van Buren & Elizabeth Florence (Nelson) Gideon; married Kate Hillard 8 Aug 1903 - Dec 1988 m/2 Owen]
John Byron Gideon, 68, 2948 Mt. Vernon, died early this morning at St. John’s Hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Southwest Missouri. Survivors include his wife, Kate; two brothers, James, 532 North Park, and Orville F., Nixa; and two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Dickens, Nixa, and Mrs. Wilma Rogers, Brookline. Arrangements are under direction of Rainey. (Springfield Leader-Press – 27 June 1958)
Gideon, John M., Dr. Dec 1855 - 31 Jan 1925 CCR 6 Feb 1925 p1
[Note: Son of William C. & Malinda (Byrd) Gideon; married 2 Jan 1874 Ellen Forrester; married 4 Oct 1888 Emma Karnes]
Dr. John M. Gideon, a native of Christian county and for many years a practicing physician at Highlandville and in Ozark, but who for more than 20 years has practiced medicine in Springfield, died at his home, 888 South Missouri Ave. in Springfield, January 31, 1925, aged about 69 years. Funeral services were held at the Paxson Undertaking parlors Monday afternoon, February 2nd, with burial in Hazelwood cemetery. Dr. Gideon leaves the widow, one son and two daughters, also two brothers, W. W. Gideon of Wenatchee, Wash. And M. V. Gideon of Springfield; two sisters, Mrs. Hammond of Springfield and Mrs. Emma Rose of Ozark, together with quite a number of nieces and nephews.
Gideon, John W. 31 Dec 1927 - 14 Aug 1983 OH 18 Aug 1983 p8
[Note: Son of Ferdinand N. & Katie Ellen (Hilton) Gideon]
Services were to be held Thursday morning, Aug. 18, for John W. Gideon, 55, Springfield, at Harris Chapel in Ozark, with Rev. Benny DeWitt officiating. Burial was in Spokane Cemetery. Mr. Gideon died Aug. 14 in Veterans Administration Hospital, Little Rock, Ark., after a long illness. A native of Christian County, Mr. Gideon was an Air Force veteran of World War II. He was employed by Southern Airways in Mineral Wells, Texas, and later by St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, for many years. Survivors include five sons, John R., stationed with the Army at Fort Benning, Ga., Calvin Dean, Tulsa, Okla., Allen Ray, Little Rock, Ark., Kent, St. Louis, and Joel William, stationed with the Army at For Stewart, Ga.; two daughters, Mrs. Dellhia Harrell, Bainbridge, Ga., and Mrs. Wanda Nelson, Fort Worth, Texas; a sister, Mrs. Irene Mitchell, Springfield; two brothers,. Harold and Calvin, both of Springfield; and eight grandchildren.
Gideon, John W. 31 Dec 1927 - 14 Aug 1983 OH 25 Aug 1983 pB12
Card of Thanks
We would like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt thanks to our many friends and neighbors and relatives for their kindness, prayers, flowers. visits, calls and food during our recent bereavement. Our special thanks to the Rev. Benny Dewitt and the Harris Funeral Home. The John W. Gideon family 32-1tp
Gideon, John Wesley 1858 - 29 Sep 1935 CCR 3 Oct 1935 p3
[Note: Son of George Washington & Martha Jane (Logan) Gideon; married Lucy A. Weatherman 17 Dec 1861 - 13 Jan 1904]
John Gideon, aged 77, father of Judge Robert L. Gideon and Attorney Joe Gideon of Forsyth, died at his home near Forsyth on Monday of this week. Funeral services were held on Tuesday with Rev. Crockett of Forsyth officiating. Burial took place at Spokane. The deceased was a cousin of M.R. Logan of this city.
Gideon, Kathryn Sarah (Kemp) 21 Sep 1863 - 4 Feb 1956 CCR 9 Feb 1956 p5
[Note: Daughter of John & Sarah (Bolten) Kemp; married 7 Feb 1891 William Greene Gideon 7 Jul 1874 - 19 Feb 1941]
Kathryn Sarah Kemp was born September 21, 1863 at Warrick, England, the daughter of John and Sarah Bolten Kemp. She came to Missouri when she was 8 years of age, first to St. Louis., Mo, after a short time there, the family moved to Billings, Mo. where her mother was a druggist. After several years at Billings, she moved to the Hurley community where she spent the remainder of her life. On February 7, 1891, she was united in marriage to William Green Gideon and to this union two sons were born. Mrs. Gideon was preceded in death by Mr. Gideon who died in 1941 and a son, Arch who passed away in 1943. Mrs. Gideon was a member of the Episcopal Church and had taught school in Stone County. She entered into rest at the home of a son, J. J. Gideon northeast of Hurley on February 4, 1956 at the age of 92 years, 4 months and 14 days. Survivors in addition to the son include two grandchildren, six great grandchildren; one brother, Arch Kemp of Clever; other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held February 6, 1956 2:30 p.m. in the Hurley Methodist Church with the Rev. Jack Melton officiating. Burial was in IOOF Cemetery at Marionville under direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Clever.
Gideon, Kate M. 1879 - 20 Nov 1900 CCR 22 Nov 1900
[Note: Daughter of James J. & Mary S. (Ball) Gideon]
Died, at her home in Springfield, Tuesday morning at 4 o’clock, Miss Kate Gideon, daughter of Judge J. J. Gideon. The family has the sympathy of many friends here in their great loss.
Gideon, Katie Ellen (Hilton) 20 Aug 1895 - 27 Jun 1929 CCR 4 Jul 1929
[Note: Daughter of William J. & Hannah Elizabeth "Polly" (Bilyeu) Hilton; married 11 Oct 1913 Ferdinand N. “Ferd” Gideon 15 Jan 1892 - 20 Jan 1972]
Katie Ellen Hilton was born August 20, 1895 and departed this life June 27th, 1929 at the age of 33 years, 10 months and 7 days. She was united in marriage to Ferd Gideon in October 1913. To this union five children were born, one dying in infancy. She confessed her faith in Christ at the age of 16 years, She was a loving mother, a kind companion and was loved by all who knew her. Besides the husband and four children, she leaves a mother, 4 sisters and 5 brothers, besides a host of relatives and friends to mourn her departure. “A precious one from us has gone, A voice we loved is still; A place is vacant in our home, Which never can be filled. God in his wisdom had recalled the boon his love had given. And though the body slumbers here, The soul is safe in Heaven. -- XXX
Gideon, Laura Lurene (Gann) 22 Aug 1909 - 24 Jun 1998 CCH-N 1 Jul 1998
[Note: Daughter of William Kelly & Margaret Melinda (Butler) Gann; married Guy Leonard Gideon 11 Feb 1907 - 13 Apr 1973]
Laura L. Gideon, age 88, of Ozark, died Wednesday June 24, 1998, in her home.
She was born Aug. 22, 1909, near Sparta and was the daughter of William Kelly and Margaret (Butler) Gann. Mrs. Gideon retired from the Christian County Nursing Home, and Christian a member of Sparta Baptist Church. Survivors include: two sons, and their wives; Lenvil and Rovinna Gideon and Phil and Lucille Gideon, all of Ozark; 12 grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Guy Leonard Gideon in 1974; three sons, Leon, Burlin, and Don Gideon; two grandchildren; three sisters; and two brothers. Funeral services were 10 a.m. Saturday. June 27, in Adams Funeral Home, with Robert Gideon officiating. Burial was in Shipman Cemetery, Sparta.
Gideon, Leateatia Francis (Williams) 24 Dec 1848 - 28 Oct 1933 CCR 2 Nov 1933 p1
[Note: Daughter of Robert H. & Emmaline R. “Emma“ (Bailey) Williams; married Thomas J. Gideon 29 Jan 1845 - 7 Nov 1913]
Mrs. T.J. Gideon, 84, a resident of Springfield since 1880, died last Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Rufus McVay, 1017 South Pickwick Avenue, Springfield. Mrs. Gideon was the mother of Thomas H. Gideon; former mayor of Springfield; Waldo Gideon, Springfield attorney, and of Mrs. C.A. Hubbard, also of Springfield. She is survived also by a brother, James M. Williams of Ozark, and a sister. Mrs. N.A. Perry of Purdy, MO. Mrs. Gideon came to Springfield with her husband 53 years ago, in 1880, from Ozark. She was born in Kentucky. She was a charter member of the South Street Christian church which was organized in 1880, the year she came to Springfield, and has long been prominent in church work. Her husband died in 1913. For the past several years she has made her home with her daughter. Burial was made at Springfield last Saturday.
Gideon, Lenvil Leonard 13 Nov 1938 - 16 Dec 1999 CCH-N 22 Dec 1999
[Note: Son of Guy Leonard & Laura Lurene (Gann) Gideon; married 5 Sep 1961 Rovinna Martin 28 Apr 1944 - 3 Nov 2000]
Lenvil Leonard Gideon, age 61, Ozark, passed away Thursday, December 16, 1999, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born November 13, 1938 in Sparta, Missouri, and was the son of Guy Leonard Gideon and Laura Lurene (Gann) Gideon. On September 5, 1961 he was united in marriage to Rovinna Martin. Mr. Gideon worked in dry wall construction and was a member of Sparta Baptist Church. Survivors include: his wife Rovinna; a daughter, Kim Harvil and her husband Bobby, Springfield; a brother, Phil Gideon and his wife Lucille, Ozark; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter; and three brothers, Leon, Burlin and Don. Funeral services were Sunday, December 19, 1999 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark with the Pastor Gary Jennings officiating. Burial was in Shipman Cemetery.
Gideon, Leon 22 Jul 1930 - 18 Aug 1985 OH 22 Aug 1985 p8
[Note: Son of Guy Leonard & Laura Lurene (Gann) Gideon; married 1949 Nancy Courtney 15 Jan 1934 - 24 Jan 2006]
Services for Leon Gideon, 55, Ozark, will be held Aug 22 in Harris Chapel with the Rev. Gary Jennings officiating. Burial will be in Shipman Cemetery near Sparta. Me. Gideon died Aug. 18 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, after an illness of eight weeks. A lifelong resident of the Sparta and Ozark communities, he was a pipe layer for Journagan Construction Company. Survivors include his wife, Nancy; a son, Stanley, Ozark; three daughters, Vickey Cobb and Glenda Hale, both of Rogersville and Sherry Weatherford, Ozark; nine grandsons; his mother, Laura Gideon, Ozark; and three brothers, Don, Mason City, Ill. and Lenvile and Phil, both of Ozark.
Gideon, Leona L. (Achor) 4 Nov 1934 - 30 Jun 1965 CCR 8 Jul 1965 p1
[Note: Daughter of William H. & Cora Augusta (Getman) Achor; married William Gideon; obit spells maiden name/surname of brothers wrong]
Services for Mrs. Leona Gideon, 30, Highlandville, were at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Green Mound Church. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery with Whelchel in charge. Mrs. Gideon died Wednesday afternoon, June 30, in Skaggs Hospital, Branson. Death was attributed to complications following childbirth, according to the county coroner. Surviving are her husband, William; six children, Rebecca, Billie, Marlene, Donna, Charlotte and David, all of the home; three sisters, Mrs. Emily Miles, Branson, Mrs. Rose Hopkins, Highlandville and Lucy Nichelse, Los Angeles; and four brothers, Ray Alchor, Highlandville, Walter Alchor, Los Angeles, Lawrence Alchor, Ozark, and Rolla Achor, Harvard, Nebr.
Gideon, Lester Franklin 11 Jul 1911 - 1 Mar 1979 OH 8 Mar 1979 p5
[Note: Son of William Preston & Alice Odessie (Billingsley) Gideon; married Hila Pauline Jackson 26 Jun 1915 - 8 Aug 1948; married Ethel]
Services for Lester F. Gideon, Ozark, were held last Thursday in Harris Chapel with the Rev. Benny Dewitt officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Sparta. Mr. Gideon died at 11:50 Feb. 26 in Baxter General Hospital, Mountain Home, Ark., after a long illness. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church. Survivors include his wife, Ethel; seven sons, Ronald, Grand Junction, Colo., Robert, Chadwick, Dean, Pilcher, Okla., Jimmy, Ponce de Leon and Ray and Larry Lee, both of Springfield; five daughters, Mrs. Betty Payne, Sparta, Mrs. Mona Shipman, Ozark, Mrs. Kathleen Gilbert, Oldfield, Mrs. Margaret Ann Clark, Springfield and Miss Shirley Jean Gideon of the home; one sister, Mrs. Marie Davis, Ozark; 21 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Gideon, Lester Franklin 11 Jul 1911 - 1 Mar 1979 OH 8 Mar 1979 pB2
The family of Lester F. Gideon would like to express their gratitude and appreciation to the friends and family who showed their kindness during the death of our loved one. Also to those who sent food, flowers and cards. A special thanks to the Rev. Benny Dewitt, Harris Funeral Home, singer Jack Keithley, also to Don and Jim Roller and Earnest Newberry.
Gideon, Lewis 2 Jan 1908 - 31 Jan 1910 CCR 17 Feb 1910
[Note: Son of John W. & Linna E. ( ) Gideon]
Died, January 31st, 1910 of pneumonia at the age of two years and twenty-nine days, Lewis Gideon, beloved son of John and Linna Gideon. Funeral services were held at the home February 1st at 9 o’clock a.m.. at the cemetery at Highlandville at 3 o’clock p.m. attended by many friends. The body of little Lewis rests in the churchyard beside his brother, Lloyd. In the heavens above, their spirits have ascended and are now joined in everlasting companionship. E. H. P.
Gideon, Lois E. (Richter) 15 Aug 1902 - 9 Dec 1982 OH 16 Dec 1982 p6
[Note: Daughter of Frank F. & Jennie V. (Faught) Richter]
Services for Lois Gideon, 80, Nixa, were held Dec, 12 in Nixa First Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Bandy officiating. Burial was in Payne Cemetery under the direction of Harris Chapel. Mrs. Gideon died Dec. 9 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield after a short illness. She had lived in the Nixa community most of her life and was a member of Nixa First Baptist Church and the Nixa Garden Club. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Eloise Flood, Springfield; two sons, Ivan, Ozark and Elma, Miami, Fla.; two brothers, Blon Richter, Nixa and Gerald Richter, Geneva, Ill.; 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Gideon, Loren Preston 28 Sep 1945 - 29 Sep 1964 CCR 8 Oct 1964 p1
[Note: Son of Ivan Preston “Jack” & Novella (Jackson) Gideon]
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday in Harris Chapel for Naval Airman Loren P. Gideon, 19, who was killed last Tuesday in a motorcycle accident near El Centro, Calif. where he was stationed. The Rev. William T. White officiated and burial was in Fairview Cemetery south of Sparta. The Naval Reserve Training Center conducted military rites.
Gideon, Luke Anthony 25 Dec 1978 - 9 Jan 1979 OH 18 Jan 1979 p4
[Note: Son of Kent Anthony & Peggy Annette (Johnson) Gideon; buried in Bruner Cemetery]
Services were held last Saturday for Luke Anthony Gideon, the 16-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Kent A. Gideon of Springfield. The infant died last Thursday in a Kansas City hospital following a premature birth in a Springfield hospital. Survivors include two great grandmothers, Mrs. Jessie Davidson of Ozark and Mrs. Iva Terwillger of Seymour.
Gideon, Malinda (Byrd) 28 Oct 1828 - 23 Feb 1907 CCR 28 Feb 1907 p1
[Note: Daughter of James & Nancy (Carpenter) Byrd; married c1844 William C. Gideon 1824 - 1863]
Died, on last Saturday, Mrs. Malinda Gideon, at the home of Bud Rose, in the city of Ozark. She was born in Tennessee October 28th, 1828. Moved with her father, a Mr. Bird, to Missouri on Crain Creek in Stone county. Early in the 40’s, she married W. C. Gideon. When the civil war broke out, Mr. Gideon went into the union army and was killed in the year 1863. Of the union, ten children were born, none of whom still survive, 7 boys and 2 girls. T. J. Gideon being the oldest and George B. Gideon the youngest. Mrs. Gideon was a member of the Christian church and was a christian both in spirit and in name. Born early in the last century, she had seen many changes, both locally and nationally. She gave her husband to the cause of the Union, and the service of three of her sons, J. J., T. J. and F. M. She died full of years, measuring life’s span to its full extent - more than three score years and ten. She reared, with all the untold difficulties of widowhood, a large family, the names of its sons especially being land marks in the upbuilding of Southwest Missouri. And thus the good woman died - full of years and with the vast experience of three quarters of a century, trusting in God. And thus may all the pioneer mothers be laid to sleep.
Gideon, Marjorie Annabelle (Payne) Duckworth 18 Mar 1933 - 14 Feb 2012 SN-L 17 Feb 2012
[Note: Daughter of Everett Robert & Avis Opal ( ) Payne; married 31 Mar 1955 Robert W. “Bob” Duckworth 1 Oct 1928 - 12 Jun 1980; married 9 Jul 1982 Joe Gideon]
Marjorie "Annabelle" Payne Duckworth Gideon, 78, of Springfield, Mo., went home to be with the Lord on February 14, 2012 in Jordan Creek Nursing and Rehab. Annabelle was born March 18, 1933 in Christian County, Mo., to Everett Robert and Avis Opal Payne. She grew up in Springfield, graduating from Senior High School in 1951. Annabelle married Bob Duckworth on March 31, 1955, who preceded her in death in 1980. She then married Joe Gideon on July 9, 1982. Her passion was playing piano for several churches over the years. She is also preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Everett Payne Jr.; a sister-in-law, Lillian Faye Payne; and daughter, Denise Duckworth. Survivors include her loving husband Joe; his children and grandchildren; her daughter, Charisse Ann Lowery; brothers, Melvin and W. Lee Payne and his wife Donna; one grandson Harvey; one great-grandson; sister-in-law, Fern Payne; and many nieces and nephews. Thank you "Annie" for leaving your Valentine in all of our hearts. Funeral services will be on Saturday, February 18, 2012, at 3:00 p.m., in Greenlawn Funeral Home South with burial following in Payne Cemetery in Christian County. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the funeral home prior to the service.
Gideon, Martha Ann (Glossip) 20 Aug 1855 - 24 Aug 1925 CCR 28 Aug 1925
[Note: Daughter of Levi A. & Aria (Howard) Glossip; married 1871 William Woodson Gideon 6 Apr 1851 - ?]
A telegram was received Wednesday morning by Mrs. Emma rose from her brother, W. W. Gideon of Wenatchee, Wash, announcing the death of Mrs. Gideon on last Monday, August 24th. The remains will be shipped to Springfield for burial and is expected to arrive next Sunday. Funeral services will be held at the Lohmeyer Undertaking Parlors at 2:00 next Monday.
Gideon, Martin Bobby 8 Aug 1982 - 8 Aug 1982 OH 12 Aug 1982 p10
[Note: Son of Richard Dean & Penny Gail (Martin) Gideon]
Graveside services for Martin Bobby Gideon, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gideon, Ozark, were held Aug. 10 in Shipman Cemetery near Sparta with Romaine Cummings officiating. Burial was under direction of Adams of Ozark. The infant died shortly after birth Aug. 8 at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. Survivors include a brother, Richard Dean, Jr. of the home; a sister, Nikki Lynn, of the home; grandmothers, Mrs. Arta Martin and Mrs. Agnes Boatright, both of Ozark; paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Laura Gideon, Ozark and paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Wade, Springfield.
Gideon, Martin Van Buren 28 Feb 1860 - 4 Dec 1940 CCR 12 Dec 1940 p1
[Note: Son of William Carroll & Malinda (Byrd) Gideon; married 3 Sep 1885 CCM Elizabeth Florence Nelson 27 Aug 1864 - 15 Jul 1956]
Martin V. Gideon, son of Wm. C. and Malinda Gideon, was born Feb. 22, 1860, and passed away Dec. 3, 1940, at the age of 80 years, 10 months and 11 days. He was married to Elizabeth Nelson in 1885 and to this union were born ten children, five of whom survive. They are John B. and James Gideon of the home, Orville F. of Nixa, Mrs. Mildred Dickens, Nixa, and Mrs. Wilma Rogers of Battlefield. Other survivors include 13 grandchildren, two great grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Emma Rose, of San Diego, Calif. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the home near Battlefield by Rev. Roscoe Harding of Nixa with burial in Manley cemetery under direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever. Mr. Gideon had long been prominent in Republican politics in Christian county and about 40 years ago served several terms as circuit clerk.
Gideon, Mary S. (Ball) 21 Dec 1849 - 23 Jun 1926 CCR 25 Jun 1926 p8
[Note: Daughter of Capt Jackson & Elizabeth (Keltner) Ball; married 29 Dec 1868 James Jackson Gideon 11 Dec 1846 - 11 Jun 1921]
Mrs. Mary Gideon, widow of the late James J. Gideon, died at her home in Springfield, Tuesday. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon with burial in the Hazelwood cemetery. The deceased was a daughter of Captain Ball, an old and well-known resident of Christian County during life time and in early life, Mrs. Gideon was a resident of Ozark
Gideon, Mary S. (Ball) 21 Dec 1849 - 23 Jun 1926 CCR 25 Jun 1926 p8
Mr. W. W. Gideon, of Wenatchee, Washington, was in Ozark a few minutes Wednesday, arriving her from the south part of the county, where he had been visiting old friends, but at once left for Springfield to attend the funeral of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Mary Gideon, widow of the late J. J. Gideon. Mr. Gideon will return to Ozark in a few days for a longer visit.
Gideon, Missouri Ann (Clevenger) 3 Apr 1869 - 10 Feb 1943 CCR 11 Feb 1943
[Note: Daughter of Brack & Joe Ann (Hodge) Clevenger; married Franz Sigel “Francis” Gideon 23 Apr 1862 - 15 May 1948; MO DC gives mother‘s name as Daisy Dewitt, but her & her husband’s obits say Daisy was their daughter]
Funeral services for Mrs. Missouri Ann Gideon, 73, wife of Siegel F. Gideon, who died at 4 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at their home in Ozark, will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Spokane. Burial will be in Spokane cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home.
Gideon, Missouri Ann (Clevenger) 3 Apr 1869 - 10 Feb 1943 CCR 18 Feb 1943 p1
Funeral services for Mrs. Missouri Ann (Clevenger) Gideon, 73, who died Feb. 10 at her home in Ozark, were conducted Feb. 12 at the Spokane church by Rev. Floyd Hanks, with burial in Spokane cemetery under direction of Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. She was united in marriage to F.S. Gideon in 1890 and to this union were born nine children, five of whom preceded her in death. Survivors include her devoted husband, four children, Oscar Gideon of California, Mrs. Lula Roat of Ft. Scott, Kansas, Mrs. Bessie Glauser of Overland Park, Kansas, and Mrs. Daisy Dewitt of Chestnutridge. Other survivors include 22 grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and five step children, John, Ed, Claud, Fred and Ross Gideon. She united with the Christian church in early girlhood.
Gideon, Myrtle May (Williams) Jefferson 11 Oct 1883 - 28 May 1935 CCR 6 Jun 1935 p8
[Note: Daughter of Winn D. & Mary Ellen (Estes) Williams; married 1904 George Jefferson; married 25 Dec 1928 (marriage record says 24 Dec 1927) F. E. Gideon; buried under the name Jefferson]
Myrtle May Williams was born Oct. 11, 1883, died May 28, 1935, age 51 years, 7 months, 17 days. She was married to George Jefferson in 1904. To this union were born three children, Mrs. Louise Rapp of Stone County; Will Jefferson of Lamar, Colo.; Earl Jefferson, Clever, Mo. She was married to F.E. Gideon of Springfield, Mo., Dec. 25, 1928. Mrs. Gideon was converted in a meeting held by Rev. Lokey at the Mt. Carmel church about 25 years ago and united with the Mt. Carmel Methodist church. Later moving her membership to the Clever M.E. church of which she was a member at the time of her death. She was a devoted Christian mother. The last time she talked to her son, Earl, she urged him to give himself to the ministry and to school. Her prayers to the throne of grace were for her afflicted mother. Her father having preceded her in death about three years ago. She has gone to be with him. Her friends in Springfield said she was a good Christian woman. She leaves to mourn her going her husband, F.E. Gideon, three children, Louise, Will and Earl; her mother, Mrs. Mary Williams, 2 brothers, Clyde of Crane, and Harry of Jefferson City; 2 sisters, Mrs. Edna Scott, Crane, Mo., 6 grandchildren, other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. May 30, in the Clever M.E. church with the pastor, Rev. Holt officiating, with burial in the Mt. Carmel cemetery under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.
Gideon, Opal Marie (Grady) 16 Jun 1927 - 18 Sep 2003 SN-L 20 Sep 2003
[Note: Daughter of Rev. Bob & Eunice (Edwards) Grady; married 1950 Jerry Wayne Gideon 20 Sep 1925 - 16 Mar 2008]
Opal Marie (Grady) Gideon, 76, of Forsyth, went to her heavenly reward peacefully Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003, after a brief illness at St. John's Hospital. She was born June 16, 1927, in Taney County, Mo., where she lived virtually her entire life. After attending SMS, she taught school at Mountain Grove and St. James schools in rural Taney County. She loved music and was a talented singer, performing on the radio with her twin sister as a young woman. She was a member of the Forsyth Community Presbyterian Church, Taney Co. Republican Women's Club, Yenat Study Club, and the Forsyth Auxiliary Fire Dept. Women. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Bob and Eunice (Edwards) Grady; a sister, Marcella (Grady) Freeman; and two infant brothers, Joe Paul Grady and James Wm. Grady. Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Jerry W. Gideon of Forsyth; one daughter, Becky and son-in-law Buddy Roberts of Forsyth; son Joe and daughter-in-law Kimberly Gideon of Ozark; five grandchildren, Christian, Dylan and Jayme Gideon, Ben Roberts, and Brooke Baird and husband Tom of Springfield; two great-grandchildren, Masen Gideon and Kaitlyn Baird; one sister, identical twin Virginia Melton of Nixa; two brothers, Robert Grady and wife Annalee of Springfield, and Rex Grady and wife Pat of Branson; and a host of nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Whelchel Chapel in Forsyth. Services will be held Sunday, Sept. 21, at the Presbyterian Church in Forsyth at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Ozarks Memorial Park at Branson. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Forsyth Community Presbyterian Church E.T.C. Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 486, Forsyth, MO 65653, or College of the Ozarks, P.O. Box 17, Point Lookout, MO 65726.