Libby, Ruth 30 Nov 1920 - 30 Apr 1964       CCR 7 May 1964 p1

[Note: Daughter of Ernest Lige & Sarah Ellen “Ella” (Rhodes) Libby]

Miss Ruth Libby, 43, died at 3:20 p.m. Thursday at the home of her mother, Mrs. Ella Libby, Ozark, where she had lived the past 16 years. Miss Libby suffered from a lingering illness. In addition to her mother, Miss Libby is survived by a sister, Miss Ila Mae Libby of the home and two brothers, Warren E. Libby, Union, Mo and Ernest G. Libby, Ozark. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Harris Chapel in Ozark with the Rev. Harold Hurst officiating. Burial was in Ozark Cemetery.

Libby, Sarah Ellen “Ella”  (Rhodes) 12 Jun 1890 - 12 Oct 1975  OH 17 Oct 1975

[Note: married Ernest Lige Libby 10 Dec 1889 - 23 Dec 1960]

OZARK - Mrs. Ella Libby, 85, Ozark, died at 10:10 p.m. Sunday at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, after a short illness. Mrs. Libby lived for a number of years in Lebanon and Tulsa, Okla. before moving to Ozark in 1948. She was a member of the Southside Church of Christ, Ozark. Survivors include two sons, Ernest of Ozark and Warren of Union; one daughter, Miss Ila Mae Libby, Ozark; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren, two brothers, Claude Rhoades, Big Springs, Neb. and Ed Rhodes, Tulsa, Okla. Arrangements were under direction of Harris of Ozark.

Licklider, Katie (Leiss) 29 Mar 1863 - 21 May 1910 CCR 26 May 1910 p1

[Note: Daughter oif Geo. & ? ( ) Leiss; married 18 Oct 1904 Willis Licklider; Licklider on death certificate]

A Mrs. Licklider died Saturday night at the Cottage Hotel of cancer. She was a resident of Taneyville and had been to Kansas City where an operation was performed. But on the way home, she became so seriously ill she was compelled to stop in Ozark a few days before her death. The remains were shipped to Kansas City for burial.

AND

Licklider, Katie (Leiss) 29 Mar 1863 - 21 May 1910 CCR 16 Jun 1910 p1

In Memoriam

We record another sad story of a broken home, bereaved Husband and friends. In the death of Mrs. Katie Lickliter of Taneyville, Mo. on May 21st, 1910.  Katie Leiss was born March 29th, 1863 in Circleville, Ohio. Her parents moved from there to Labett Co. Katie was married Oct. 18th 1904 to Willis Lickliter. Baumont, Kans. was the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lickliter for three years, then they moved to Forsyth, Mo. where they resided until her death. She was a devoted Christian, a member of the Baptist church, for 47 years, this good woman battled life and duty first an infant in the arms of her parents, then the help and pride of a home, the bride and companion of a hopeful husband. But now she has fallen and he heart broken. She is in heaven and he is left on earth alone. Some times, we are thoughtless and unthankful while we live on earth together when we should be preparing for happiness here and eternal peace forever. And now let us remind ourselves that sadness and death will come to our homes, sooner or later, and the best preparation is to help others in their sorrows. He that would have friends, must show himself friendly. O death , where is thy sting, Oh grave, where is thy victory. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Lietch, Jakob Allen 23 May 2002 - 15 Nov 2002  CCH-N 27 Nov 2002

[Note: Son of Darin & Kandiss (Snyder) Lietch]

Jakob Allen Lietch, infant son of Darin and Kandiss (Snyder) Lietch, Ozark, died Nov. 15, 2002, in St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis. Jakob was born May 23, 2002, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, Mo. Baby Jakob was a very ill little boy but fought to survive for almost six months. During his brief  but very special life, he touched loving hearts and changed lives. His precious memory will always be remembered with love and affection. His beautiful soul has gone back to God, and soars with the angels in Heaven. Jakob's little life made an impact on his family and changed their lives for the better. He was preceded in death by his paternal great-grandparents and his maternal great-grandfather. Jakob is survived by his parents, Darin and Kandiss Lietch, Ozark; his grandparents, Chris Snyder, Ozark; Beverly Grider and husband Scott Highlandville; Jody Haden, Highlandville; Kenny and Michelle Lietch, Marshfield; great-grandparents, Jim and Irene Haden, Sparta; Charlie and Chestine Lietch, Ava; Linda Carney, Ozark; Jim and Maxine Grider, Highlandville; three uncles, Michael Snyder, Zachary Grider and Rusty Kessinger; four aunts, Crystal Potter, Jessica Grider, Brenda Young and Ingrid McCallister; cousins and other caring relatives. Graveside services were at 11 a.m., Nov. 19, 2002, in Highlandville Cemetery with the Rev. Jimmy Harriss, officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.

Light, J. W. “Jay” 13 Jan 1928 - 5 Jan 2002 SN-L 8 Jan 2002

[Note: Son of Wayne & Mollie (Jones) Light]

J.W. "Jay" Light, 73, Billings, died Saturday morning, January 5, 2002, in his home. He was born January 13, 1928 in Aurora, Mo., to Wayne and Mollie (Jones) Light. He was a longtime resident of Billings and a retired employee of the State of Missouri. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Nixa, the Masonic Lodge in Grand Island, Neb. and a U.S. Navy veteran. His parents and a son, Jerry, preceded him in death. He is survived by three daughters, Julie Ridinger, Jayne Brown and Janice Light, all of Springfield; two sisters, Jackie Stites of Springfield, and Imogene Miller of Modesto, Calif.; 8 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 9, 2002, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, with Rev. Richard Eakins officiating. Burial, with military honors, will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Republic. The Republic chapel will be open at 11 a.m. today. Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today, with Masonic Rites at 7 p.m. Springfield News-Leader, January 8 2002.

Light, Kurtis M.   10 Mar 1971 - 18 Jul 2004  SN-L 20 Jul 2004

[Note: Son of Larry & Grace (Roberts) Light]

Kurtis M. Light, 33, Ozark, died Sunday, July 18, 2004. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 22, 2004, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2004, in the funeral home.

AND

Light, Kurtis M. 20 Mar 1971 - 18 Jul 2004 CCH-N 28 July 2004

Kurtis M. Light, 33, Ozark, died Sunday, July 18, in Christian County. The son of Larry Light and Grace (Roberts) Stevens, he was born March 20, 1971 in Springfield, Mo. Kurtis graduated from Randell Moore High School in Denver, Colo., attended The College of Santa Fe in Santa Fe, N.M., and was a cabinet maker. His love for nature lead him to a passion of photography. He had a unique insight of God's creation and captured the beauty of the great outdoors on his camera lens. He also enjoyed playing the guitar, bird-watching and was a special uncle to his niece and nephew.  He was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents. Kurtis is survived by his mother Grace Stevens and husband John of Ozark; his brother Gaylyn Bell; one niece, Kendra Bell, and one nephew, Trever Bell, all of Pierce City, Mo.; several caring aunts, uncles, cousins, numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at 10 am. Thursday, July 22 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Allen Maples officiating. Burial will follow in Selmore Cemetery, Selmore, Mo. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2004

Light, Marsha Gail (Wright) 30 Jul 1959 - 9 Apr 1996  CCH-N 13 Apr 1996

[Note: Daughter of William & Margie (Williams) Wright; married 11 Aug 1979 Steven Dale Light; middle name spelled Gayle on tombstone]

Marsha Gail (Wright) Light, age 36, of Ozark, died Tuesday, April 9, 1996 in her home. She was born July 30, 1959 in Eldorado, Arkansas and was the daughter of William and Margie (Williams) Wright. Marsha attended the University of Missouri and graduated cum laude from Southwest Missouri State University. She had been an elementary teacher since 1981, and had taught in the Ozark School system for seven years. She married Steven Dale Light on August 11, 1979. Marsha was a member of James River Assembly of God Church. Her love for Jesus Christ affected all who knew her. She loved her family, teaching, and her many friends. Survivors include: her husband, Steven; two sons, Nathanael Ryan and Christopher David Light; her mother, Margie Wright, Barnett; two sisters, Jennifer Hazelman, Liberty, Mo., and Roberta Galate, Lone Jack; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by: her father, William David Wright in 1995, and a sister, Rose Carol Wright. The funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, in James River Assembly of God Church with Rev. John Lindell and Rev. Richard Orrell officiating under the direction of Adams Funeral Home. Burial followed in Weaver Cemetery Ozark. Contributions may be made to Marsha Light Memorial Fund for the benefit of Nathanael and Christopher Light, at Ozark Bank.

Light, Mollie L. 25 Feb 1898 - 15 Apr 1980   OH 24 Apr 1980 p10

[Note: married Wayne Light]

Services for Mollie L. Light, 82, Billings. were held last Friday in Meadors Chapel with the Rev. Ermon Webb officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery. Mrs. Light died April 15 at Cox Medical Center after a long illness. She was a member of Billings Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Wayne; two daughters, Mrs. Imojean Miller, Modesto, Calif., and Mrs. Jackie Stites, Springfield; a son, J. W. Light, Billings; a sister, Mrs. Charlie Jones, Republic; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Lightfoot, Dallas Wayne 6 Feb 1977 - 23 Dec 1996

[Note: Son of ? & Jackie (Monger) Lightfoot]

Dallas Wayne Lightfoot, 19, of Billings died at 3:50 p.m. December 23rd of injuries suffered in an automobile accident on P Hwy. North  of Clever.  He was a graduate of Billings High School and was  employed at the Pizza Inn at Republic.  He is survived by his mother and step-father, Jackie and Brian Bengsch; a brother, Sonny Grady Lightfoot, III; a step-sister, Jessica Bengsch, all of Billings; maternal grandparents, Betty Monger of Springfield and Jack Monger of Nixa; step-grandfather, Burton Bengsch of Billings; uncle and aunt, Johnny and Kathy Monger; uncle and aunt, Mike and Judy Lile, all of Clever; and a host of very special friends. Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. December 27th at Meadors Chapel in Republic with the Rev. Junior Swadley officiating.  Burial was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery under the direction of Meadors.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Billings Scholarship Fund in his memory.

(Contributed by Hazel Messenger)

Lightfoot, Johnny 1899 - 30 Mar 1970 CCR 2 Apr 1970 p1

Aged Epileptic Victim of Ironic Highway Mishap

Johnny Lightfoot, 70, apparently from an Indian reservation in North Carolina, was the victim of a tragic bit of irony Monday morning, when he was killed by a truck at Campbell City, north of Ozark. Lightfoot, an epileptic according to medicine and information found on his person, apparently had a seizure early morning, before daylight, while hitchhiking. Lying beside the road, he was spotted by fishermen enroute to the lake, and they drove to Ozark and called Sheriff L. E. Lamb. The sheriff was driving slowly along Hwy. 65, looking for Lightfoot, when an approaching truck, driven by Theodore Daniel, pulled to the shoulder, away from the flashing light on the sheriff’s car, and struck Lightfoot. He was pronounced dead on the site by Coroner Dean Harris. The body is at Harris Funeral Home here,  pending word from reservation authorities as to disposition of the body.

Lightner, George 29 Mar 1900 - 20 Jan 1977 OH 27 Jan 1977 p5

ROGERSVILLE - Services for George Lightner, 76, Rogersville, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Marsh Funeral Chapel with the Revs. Hubert Swearengin and Paul Aldrich officiating. Another funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. in Lindley Funeral Chapel in Chula with the Rev. Joe Lightner, Mr. Lightner’s son, officiating. Burial was in Plainview Cemetery near Chula. Mr. Lightner died at 6:06 p.m. Saturday in Park Central Hospital, Springfield, after a long illness. He was a retired livestock dealer and was a member of Rogersville Methodist Church. He worked at the Union Stockyards for several years. Survivors include three sons, Joe and Jim, both of Rogersville; four sisters, Mrs. Lela Pendergast and Mrs. Grace Ibert, both of Chula, Mrs. Bess Gerhart, Meadville and Mrs. Virge Hurst of the state of South Dakota, nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Contributions may be made to the heart fund.

Ligon, William Joseph 6 Sep 1895 - 27 Feb 1979  OH 8 Mar 1979 p5

[Note: married Helen Frances 29 Sep 1904 - 20 Nov 1981]

Services for William Joseph Ligon, 83, Clever, were held last Friday in Meadors Chapel with the Rev. Howard Boyd officiating. Burial was in Wise Hill Cemetery. Mt. Ligon died at 2”23 a.m. Tuesday in the Christian County Nursing Home after a long illness. He was a retired employee of the Fiberboard Paper Co. in Verona, Calif and was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Helen Frances; a son, William Russell of the home; three brothers, Walter, Otis and Everett of the state of California; a sister, Miss Erma Ligon, Llano, Texas, and two grandchildren.

Likins, Sharon Frances (Shanks) 7 Apr 1931 - 11 Jan 1985 OH 17 Jan 1985 pB6

[Note: Daughter of  ? & Frances M. ( ) Shanks; married George O. Likins]

Private graveside services for Sharon Frances Likins, 53, Nixa, were held Jan. 14 in First and Calvary Presbyterian Church, Springfield, with the Rev. Jack Stanley Hart and Curtis A. March officiating. Services were under direction of Gorman-Scharpf-Abbott. Mrs. Lakins died Jan. 11 in Cox Medical Center, Springfield, after a short illness. Mrs. Likins had been a longtime sales associate for Jones & Co. Realtors, Springfield, and was personnel director at the time of her death. A lifelong Springfield area resident, she attended Southwest Missouri State University and was a member of First and Calvary Presbyterian Church, the Million Dollar Sales Club, the Springfield and National Board of Realtors, and the Springfield Personnel Association. Survivors include her husband, George O.; two sons, Curt, Keytesville and Woody, Evanston, Wyo; two daughters, Debbie Atkinson, Springfield and Leslie Anne Riley, Kansas City; her mother Frances M. Shanks, Springfield; two brothers, Harry L. Shanks, Kansas City, and Charles W. Shanks, Stanhope, N. J.; a sister, Patti Miller, Springfield; her grandfather, Charles E. Shanks, Springfield and three grandchildren. Gorman-Scharpf-Abbott Funeral Home, Springfield, announced services. Memorial contributions may be made to First and Calvary Presbyterian Church, Springfield.

Liles, Earl Leon 4 Feb 1946 - 21 Jul 1999  CCH-N 28 Jul 1999

[Note: Son of Jim & Matilda Marie (Lakey) Liles]

Earl Leon Liles, 53, of Rogersville passed away at 9:10 P.M. Wednesday July 21, 1999 in Cox Medical Center South. Earl was born on February 4, 1946 in Springfield, Mo. to Jim and Matilda Lakey Liles. He was an auto mechanic and had worked at Ash Grove Lime. He is survived by his mother Matilda of the home, one son Earl Liles Jr. and wife Amy of Urbana, Ill., two daughters, Melinda Giroir and husband Robert, and Katherine Liles of Kennewick, Wa. Grandmother Ida Munn of Kennewick, Wa., two brothers, Jimmy Liles and wife Mattie Dale of Rogersville, Donnie Liles of Fordland, four sisters and their husbands, Naoma and Carl Adams of Rogersville, Linda and Lynn McCleary of Fair Grove, Carolyn and Daniel Horr of Springfield, and Kathy and Paul Mitchell of Nixa, 3 grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Services were at 11:00 A.M. Saturday July 24, 1999 in the Preston-March Funeral Home Rogersville with burial in the Galloway Cemetery Springfield. Visitation was from 7-8:30 P.M. Friday in the Funeral Home.

Liles, Mary Alice (Moore) 17 Jan 1867 - 9 Oct 1940 CCR 10 Oct 1940 p1

[Note: Daughter of James H. & Martha Ann (Phillips) Moore; married T. J. Lilea]

Mrs. Alice Liles passed away Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock at her home in Aurora. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:30 pm at the Christian church in Aurora. Mrs. Liles had a wide circle of friends in Ozark having many times visited her relatives here. She was a sister of the late Judge John T. Moore.

Liles, Matilda Marie (Lakey) 19 Apr 1926 - 28 Oct 2000  CCH-N 1 Nov 2000

[Note: Daughter of John & Ida (Hale) Lakey; married 1 May 1943 Jim Liles]

Matilda Marie Liles, 74 of Rogersville, passed away Saturday, October 28, 2000 at 3:30 PM. in' the home of her daughter in Springfield. Matilda was born on April 19, 1926 in Douglas County Mo. to John and Ida Hale Lakey. She was a member of the Believers Full Gospel Church in Springfield. She was married to Jim Liles on May 1, 1943 and he preceded her in death on April 27,1981. Surviving is her mother, Ida Munn, of Kennewick, WA.; step grandmother, Leona Hale of Springfield; two sons, Jimmy Liles and wife Dale of Rogersville, and Donnie Liles of Rogersville; four daughters and their husbands, Carolyn and Daniel Horn of Springfield, Naoma and Carl Adams of Rogersville, Linda and Lynn McCleary of Fair Grove, and Kathy and Paul Mitchell of Nixa; two half-brothers, Oden Sanders and wife Alene and Clifton Sanders and wife Betty, all of Washington; sister-in-law, Elsie Lakey of Oregon; three sisters, Darlene Bender, Donna Walker and husband Gary, and Louella Page and husband Jim all of Washington, 18 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Matilda was also proceeded in death by three sons; Lester, Lonnie and Earl Liles, a brother, Raymond Lakey, and a sister, Helen Sherbert. Services were held on Wednesday, November 1, 2000 in the Preston-Marsh Funeral Home in Rogersville. Burial followed in the Galloway Cemetery in Springfield.

Lillard, Gary Lee 19 Jun 1943 - 18 Jan 2004  SN-L 20 Jan 2004

[Note: Son of Marion Wayne & Phyllis Belle (Rich) Lillard; married 14 Feb 1961 Mary Elizabeth Ikenroth]

Gary Lee Lillard, age 60, of Springfield passed away suddenly on January 18, 2004 in St. John's Regional Health Center of congestive heart failure. Gary was born June 19, 1943 in Greene County, the son of Marion Wayne Lillard and Phyllis Belle Rich Lillard. He spent much of his life in and around Springfield. He graduated from Parkview High School in 1961. He was united in marriage to Mary Elizabeth Ikenroth on February 14, 1961. To this union was born two daughters, Kimber Lee Lillard and Whitney Lane Harris. Gary worked as a supervisor for Syntex AgriBusiness for 38 years at both the Springfield and Verona, MO facilities. He retired in 1997. He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents, a father-in-law and mother-in-law Kenneth and Lorene Ikenroth, and a sister-in-law, Peggy Ann Lillard. Gary is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mary Elizabeth of the home, his mother, Phyllis Lillard, his father, Wayne Lillard and his wife, Virginia. Two daughters, Kimber Lee Lillard of Springfield, MO and Whitney Lane Harris and her husband, Shawn of Nixa, MO. Four grandchildren, LeeAmber, WesLee, Shelby and Shaylen. One brother, Wayne Dean, of Yucaipa, CA. One sister, Jeanne Shipley of Springfield and one half sister and her husband, Linda and Kenny Teague of Willard. Three brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law, Michael and Barbara Clawson of Springfield, Bob and Diana Cossin of Rogersville, MO and Kenneth Ikenroth of Springfield. And several nieces and nephews and a wealth of friends. Gary was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. He loved the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. In the last few years, he and Mary enjoyed traveling. Gary was a loving grandfather and he enjoyed sharing his love of the outdoors with all his grandchildren, whether it was trout fishing on Taneycomo, soccer or a baseball game; he enjoyed being with his family. He will be missed and will be remembered by many. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004 in Herman Lohmeyer Funeral Home , 500 E. Walnut St., with Rev. Charles Hufft officiating. Burial will be in Hazelwood Cemetery. Family visitation will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Memorial Donations may be made to the Macedonia Baptist Church Daycare, or to the donors choice.

Lilley, Julia Elizabeth Teresa (Braden) Sparger 4 Mar 1884 - 5 Aug 1953    CCR 20 Aug 1953 p5

[Note: Daughter of John “Jack” & Susan Catherine “Sisie” (Johns) Braden; married 1 Jan 1912 William E. Sparger 8 Mar 1857 - 30 May 1935; married 10 Mar 1938 Sanford Lilley 8 Aug 1880 - 20 Dec 1957; buried under name Sparger - first name spelling and birthdate from mortuary record  and tombstone]

Juley E. Braden was born March 4, 1883 and departed this life August 5, 1953 at the age of 70. She grew to womanhood near Bruner, Mo. She was married to William E. Sparger who preceded her in death in 1935. In 1938, she was married to Sanford Lilley. Survivors include her husband, one stepson, Earl Sparger, one brother, Alfred Braden of Bruner, one sister, Mary Johnson of Elkhead, other relatives and friends.

Lilley, Kimberly Sue (Ragland) Grizer 3 Sep 1961 - 8 Feb 2008 SN-L 10 Feb 2008

[Note: Daughter of Paula Kagland; married Glen Grizer; married ? Lilley]

Kimberly Sue Lilley, daughter of the late Paula Ragland, was born September 3, 1961, in Springfield, Mo., and departed this life on February 8, 2008, in her home in Springfield. She was 46 years, 4 months, and 5 days of age at the time of her passing. Kim was reared in the Buffalo area, but spent her summers in Morgan City, La. Following her graduation, she was united in marriage with Glen Grizer and to this union one son, Michael Paul, was born. She and Michael made their home in Springfield, Mo. Other than her son and her friends, her dogs were central in her life. She developed programs with her dogs with the goal of helping other people. Some of these activities included an ice cream social, doggie BINGO, and therapy dog visits to nursing homes. She loved all animals. She always looked forward to spending nights and playing at her best friend Carla's farm. She touched thousands of lives with her dogs and her smile. Kim was preceded in death by her mother, Paula Sue Ragland and her grandparents, Paul and Corinne "Mam and Pap" Maulin. She is survived by her son, Michael Paul Lilley of Ozark, Mo; friends, Bill and Carla Richardson and Josh and April Parker "and the First Aid Kit." She also leaves several cousins and other family members and friends who will all truly miss her. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 12, 2008, in the Cantlon-Otterness Funeral Chapel, Buffalo, with Rev. Robert Long officiating. Interment will be in New Hope Cemetery under the direction of the funeral home. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, February 11, 2008, in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the C.A.R.E no kill animal shelter.

Lilly, Mary Louise (Proctor) 20 Aug 1914 - 17 Oct 2006 SN-L 19 Oct 2006

[Note: Daughter of George B. & Annie E. (Newberry) Proctor; married 19 Oct 1931 Nathan G. Lilly 22 Oct 1904 - 10 Nov 1979]

Mary Lou Lilly, age 92, of Sparta, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2006. She was born August 20, 1914, in Chadwick, the daughter of George and Annie (Newberry) Proctor. On October 19, 1931, she and Nathan Lilly were united in marriage. Mrs. Lilly worked as a restaurant cook for many years in Rockaway Beach and Springfield, and continued to live in Christian County throughout her life. She worked hard to love and raise her family, and had a special fondness for animals. Survivors include five children, Betty Richardson, Afton, Okla., Jessie Rossner, Springfield, Joe Lilly and wife, Garolyn, Sparta, Lois Zatorski, Springfield, and Doris Ward and husband, Holly, Ramona, Okla.; a daughter-in-law, Sidney Lilly, Springfield; a son-in-law, Frank Traficanti, Nixa; 16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nathan in 1979; four children, Ruth Traficanti, Dean Lilly, George Ray Lilly, and Dora Nan Lilly; three brothers and a sister. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Chadwick Union Church. Burial will follow in Chadwick Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

Lilly, Matrie Marie 1 Apr 1912 - 12 Jan 1987 OH 15 Jan 1987 pB9

Funeral mass for Matrie Marie Lilly, 74, Springfield, were held Jan. 14 in St. Agnes Cathedral with the Rev. Thomas Reidy officiating. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery under the direction of  Herman Lohmeyer Funeral Home. Mrs. Lilly died Jan. 12 in her home following along illness. Born in Branson, Mrs. Lilly moved to Springfield in 1926 and was a member of St. Agnes Cathedral. An avid golfer, she was a founding member of several ladies golf leagues. Survivors include a son, James Joseph, of the home; three daughters, Mary Ann Graves, Poteau, Okla., Sister Jean Marie Lilly, K & M, currently of New Orleans, and Barbara Bilyeu, Nixa; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the cancer research fund at St. John’s Regional Health Center.

Lilly, Nathan Dean 25 Mar 1940 - 27 Sep 2002 SN-L 29 Sep 2002

[Note: Son of Nathan G. & Mary Louisa (Proctor) Lilly; married Sidney]

Nathan "Dean" Lilly, 62, Buffalo, MO, died in his home at 7:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, 2002. The son of Nathan G. and Mary Louisa Proctor Lilly, he was born March 25, 1940 in Christian County, MO. Prior to his retirement, he had been a technician with SW Bell Telephone for 36 years. He was preceded in death by his father, Nathan G. Lilly. Dean is survived by his wife of 42 years, Sidney; a son, Russell and his wife, Elizabeth of Jefferson City; two daughters, Lisa Campbell and her husband, Mike, and Lora Maritt and her husband, John, all of Springfield; and granddaughters Amanda and Rachel Lilly. Other survivors include his mother, Mary Lou Lilly of Oldfield; one brother, Joe Lilly and his wife, Garolyn of Sparta; five sisters, Mary Ruth Traficanti and her husband, Frank of Sparta, Betty Richardson of Afton, OK, Jessie Rossner of Oldfield, Lois Zatorski of Rogersville, and Doris Ward and her husband, Holly of Ramona, OK; and four step-grandchildren, Kelly Maritt and Katie, Michelle and Matthew Campbell, all of Springfield. Dean is also survived by a large extended family of nephews, nieces, and in-laws, and a special family friend, Felicia Gerkey. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 1, 2002 in Greenlawn Funeral Home South, with Dennis Smith officiating. Burial will be in Chadwick Cemetery in Chadwick, MO. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home at 441 W. Battlefield.  Springfield News-Leader September 29, 2002.

Lilly, Nathan G. 22 Oct 1904 - 10 Nov 1979 OH 22 Nov 1979 p B7

[Note: Son of ? & Jennie Lorene (  ) Lilly; married 19 Oct 1931 Mary Lou Proctor 20 Aug 1914 - 17 Oct 2006]

Thanks so much to all our friends and neighbors. Perhaps you sent a lovely card or sat quietly in a chair. Perhaps you sent a funeral spray. If so, we saw it there. Perhaps you spoke the kindest words, As any friend would say. Perhaps you were not there at all, Just thought of us that day. Whatever you did to console our hearts, We thank you so much whatever the part.  Mary Lou Lilly, wife and children.

Limbaugh, Cleo (Johnson) 1909 - 16 Sep 1959   CCR 24 Sep 1959 p5

[Note: married W. M. Limbaugh]

Mrs. Cleo Limbaugh, 50, died suddenly at her home near Rogersville Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 16 of a heart attack. She was a member of the Methodist Church and the Rogersville OES. Survivors are her husband, W. M., two sisters, Mrs. R. K. Allgeier of Walla Walla, Wash., Mrs. Lloyd O’Briant of Branson, three brothers, Fred Johnson of Kansas City, Clyde of Caracas, Venezuela and Elmer of Springfield, an aunt, Mrs. Madge Tunnell of Ozark; and three cousins, Mrs. Rowena Pinkerton, Mrs. Ester Todd and Mark Todd of Wellsville, Kan. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon in the Harmony Baptist Church by the Rev. James Melton and the OES. Burial was in East Lawn Cemetery under direction of Kelley-Ferrell of Rogersville.

Limron, J. D. 22 Mar 1938 - 14 Dec 2001

[Note: Son of Albert & Myrtle (  ) Limron; married 28 Sep 1963 Donna Jean Hargrove]

J. D. Limron, 63, Ozark, passed away Friday, December 14, 2001, in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, following a four-year illness.  He was born March 22, 1938, in Flint, Mich., the son of Albert and Myrtle Limron.  On September 28, 1963, he and Donna Jean Hargrove were married.  J. D. lived in Ohio for twenty-eight years where he retired from Alsco.  He moved to Ozark eight years ago and was employed by Wal-Mart in Springfield.  He was a skilled musician and craftsman, and enjoyed deer hunting.  J. D. was a beloved husband, dad and friend.  He will be missed by all who knew him.  Survivors include his wife, Donna; five children and their spouses, Dennis J. and Gale Limron of New Phila, Ohio, Gregg S. and Nickie Limron of Springfield, Sherry J. Kutcher of Dover, Ohio, MSgt. Kevin R. and Donna Limron of Belen, N.M., and Jenifer D. and Shawn Leyda of Ozark; thirteen grandchildren; a brother, Fay Limron and his wife, Jean of Boyne City, Mich.; nieces, nephews and many friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Howard, Phillip and Richard Limron; and a sister, Jessie Church.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 18, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. John Snavely officiating.  Burial will follow in Selmore Cemetery, south of Ozark.  Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.  (Springfield News-Leader – 16 Dec 2001)

Lindahl, Mary Lou (Aven) 3 Mar 1928 - 7 July 1998 CCH-N

[Note; Daughter of James Herbert & Grace (McConnell) Aven; married Wayne Lindahl]

Mary Lou Aven Lindahl died Tuesday, July 7, 1998 at a Convelescent Hospital in Vallejo, California. She was born March 3, 1928 in Nixa, Missouri. She was 70 years young and was a homemaker for 47 years. Mrs. Lindahl was a member of the Church of Christ in Richmond, Ca. For forty-seven years, she was the wife of Wayne Lindahl of San Pable, CA; the Mother and mother-in-law of Debbie and Steve Hosford and Gary Lindahl all of San Pablo, CA and the sister of Victor E, and Rheba Aven of Nixa. They all survive her. Also surviving are grandchildren, Jennifer Hosford and Nathan Hosford, a great grandson, W. Sean Holmes all of San Pablo, CA; a sister-in-law Oleta Aven, Nixa, nieces, Dixie Little, Clever, LuAnna Baysinger, Nixa, Lois Anderson, Lee’s Summit, Susan Miles, Rogersville, Pamela Palmer, Kansas City and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were Friday, July 17, 1998 at 10:00 a.m. at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa with James Baysinger officiating. Burial was in Payne Cemetery.

Linder, Ova R. 18 Jun 1898 - 14 Mar 1979 OH 22 Mar 1979 p11

Services for Mrs. Ova R. Linder, 80. of Marshfield, were held March 17 in Marshfield with burial in Marshfield Cemetery. Mrs. Linder died March 14 in Cox Medical Center. Among those surviving is a son, Hugh of Fordland.

Lindquist, Ina M. (Lindgren) 30 Jul 1909 - 30 Jul 1979 OH 2 Aug 1979 p10

[Note: Daughter of ? & Anna (?) Lindgren; married Martin “TOm” Lindquist 20 Dec 1907 - May 1977]

Services for Mrs. Ina M. Lindguist, 70, Route 2, Nixa, were held Wednesday in Messiah Lutheran Church, Springfield with the Rev. Henry Wingard officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Battlefield South. Mrs. Lindquist died Monday in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a short illness. An area resident since 1952, Mrs. Lindquist was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church. Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Anna Lindquist, Apple Valley, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Ella Shroll and Mrs. Marjorie Newton, both of Sioux City, Iowa and Mrs. Hilma Ball, Apple Valley, Calif. and a brother, Alvin Lindgren, Arleta, Calif.

Lindquist, Martin “Tom” 20 Dec 1907 - 28 May 1977 OH 2 Jun 1977 p6

[Note: married Ina M. Lindgren 30 Jul 1909 - 30 Jul 1979]

NIXA - Services for Martin “Tom” Lindquist, 69, Route 2, Nixa, were at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Messiah Lutheran Church, 935 East Seminole, with the Rev. Henry Wingard officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery under direction of Greenlawn South. Mr. Lindquist died at 7:50 a.m. Saturday in Springfield MediCenter after a long illness. A native of South Dakota, Mt. Lindquist moved to clever in 1952 and had lived in Nixa since 1968. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Ina, and two brothers, Walter of 3307 South Welwood and William of Pierre, S. D.

Lindsay, Keith Hooker 20 May 1942 - 28 Nov 2007 SN-L 1 Dec 2007

[Note: Son of Ray & Donna (Hooker) Lindsay; married 8 Feb 1969 Linda Hanks]

Keith Hooker Lindsay, 65, Ozark, Mo., passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2007, in St. John's. He was born May 20, 1942, in Rolla, Mo., the son of Ray and Donna Hooker Lindsay. In the early 60s he served in the Army Reserve Medical Corp. He was united in marriage to Linda Hanks on February 8, 1969. Keith attended SMSU and received his master's degree at the School of Banking at LSU. Keith was the President of Century State Bank in Columbia, Mo. He later owned and was President of a government contracted trucking company. Keith was preceded in death by his father, Ray. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 38 years, Linda Lindsay; two sons, Brett Lindsay and his wife, Candi, and Curt Lindsay and his wife, Chrissy; a twin sister, Karen Sellers and her husband, Jerry; a brother, Don Lindsay and his wife, Jane; three granddaughters, Hannah, Hailey and Ava; a grandson, Ryan and his mother, Kelly; an uncle, Dr. John Hooker and his wife, Marlene; a cousin, Jennifer Hooker; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, December 2, 2007, in Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home. No services are planned. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3322 South Campbell, Suite R, Springfield, MO 65807. A special thank you to the nurses and staff on the 7th floor at St. John's for their loving support.

Lindsey, Diana Kay (Merritt) 5 Jul 1953 - 12 Dec 2008 SN-L 14 Dec 2008

[Note: Daughter of Dennis G. & Benita (  ) Merritt; married 1971 Richard Lindsey]

Diana Kay (Merritt) Lindsey, 55, Nixa, went to be with her Lord on December 12, 2008. She was surrounded by her loving family. Diana was born July 5, 1953, in St. Joseph, Missouri, where she attended St. Patrick's Catholic Church and grade school. She graduated from Lafayette High School. In 1971, Diana married her high school sweetheart, Richard Lindsey. The first years of their married life were spent in the Philippines while Rick was in the service. In 1988, the family moved to Nixa. Diana worked 18 years for Bass Pro Shops in the accounting department, where she had many friends. Diana was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Diana loved to crochet and spend time with her family. But most of all, Diana truly enjoyed doing things for others to make their lives better. She had a very caring and giving heart and many family and friends were the recipients of her compassion for others. Diana was preceded in death by her son, Jeremy Lindsey; father Dennis G Merritt; sister Michelle Walts; and grandparents, Pablo and Marcelina Becerra, and Jennie and Roy Leslie. Survivors include husband, Rick of the home; son Jason Lindsey; daughter Sayer Lindsey, both of Nixa; nine grandchildren; mother and step-father, Benita and Bill Peters; sister Paula Welsh; and brothers, Mark Merritt and Marvin Merritt, all of St. Joseph, and brother Dennis C. Merritt of Stewartsville, Missouri. Also surviving are her step-mother, Karen Merritt of St. Joseph; step-brothers, Mike, Kevin, Rodney and Billy Joe Peters; and step-sisters, Debbie Price, Regina Mills and Valorie Fattig. There are many aunts, uncles, numerous cousins, and nieces and nephews. Special aunts who cared for her include Lena Gilkey, Lola Sprague, Mary Wright and Gerry Becerra, all of St. Joseph. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 16, 2008, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, with Chaplain George Klesel officiating. Family will receive friends at the visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, in the funeral home. Burial will be at a later date in Delaware Cemetery, Nixa. The family suggests memorial donations to St. John's Hospice. The family sends a special thank you to the staff at St. John's Hospital Cancer Unit and St. John's Hospice, for their special care. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.

Lindsey, Jim ? - ? CCH-N 28 Dec 2005

AND

Lindsey, Tracie ? - ? CCH-N 28 Dec 2005

            Jim and Tracie Lindsey of Ozark will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Jan. 1, 2006. A come-and-go reception will be held on Sunday, Jan. 1 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Ryan’s teak House in Springfield following a private family dinner. Friends are invited and welcome to celebrate this special time with them. They plan a cruise later in the spring. Jim and Tracie were married in Dallas, Texas on Jan. 10, 1981, and they have one son, J. J. Jim is employed by Federal Protection, Ionc. And Tracie is box office manager for the Stained Glass Theater.

 

Lindsey, Leonard Dale 30 Jan 1930 – 30 Nov 1997  CCH-N 3 Dec 1997

[Note: Son of Wayne & Grace (Stewart) Lindsey; married 14 Jan 1949 Ethel Coonce]

Leonard Dale Lindsey, age 67, of Chestnut Ridge, died Sunday, November 30, 1997, in Skaggs Community Health Center, Branson, following a valiant battle with cancer. He was born January 30, 1930 in Chestnut Ridge, and was the son of Wayne and Grace (Stewart) Lindsey. On January 14, 1949 he married Ethel Coonce. Dale served his country in the U.S. Army. He lived throughout his life in Chestnut Ridge.  Survivors include: His wife, Ethel; a son, David Lindsey and his wife, Sue, Hurley; a daughter, Denise Glidewell and her husband, Tom, Ozark; four grandchildren, Tomi Runner and her husband, Marc, Springfield, Lindsey Glidewell, Ozark, Angela and Jason Lindsey, Hurley; a brother William Lindsey and his wife, Verna, Strafford; a sister, Frances Tennis and her husband, Jim, Spokane; nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday December 5, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Hosea Bilyeu officiating. Burial will be in Schupbach Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7-8:00 p.m. Thursday in the Funeral Home.

Lindsey, Luchion A. 6 Sep 1912 - 8 Feb 1983 OH 17 Feb 1983 p5

Services for Luchion A. Lindsey, 70, Springfield, were held Feb. 12 in Greenlawn Funeral Home North with the Rev. Earl Smith officiating. Burial was in Brighton Cemetery. Mr. Lindsey died Feb. 8 in Fair Acres Nursing Home, Joplin, after a long illness. Survivors include two sons, Jack and Gary, both of Ozark; one daughter, Barbara Lindsey, Hannibal; two brothers, Earl, Springfield, and Alfred, El Cajon, Calif.; five sisters, Mrs. Flora Votow, Springfield, Mrs. Arba Patterson, San Leandra, Calif., Mrs. Luella Courtney and Mrs. Helen Cherezian, both of La Mesa, Calif. and Mrs. Maxine Huber, Sun City, Ariz.; nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Lindsey, Lynette Rae 8 Apr 1966 - 8 Apr 1966 CCR 14 Apr 1966 p1

[Note: Daughter of William & Vernetta (  ) Lindsey]

Funeral services for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Lindsey, of  Route 2, Strafford, who died at 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 8 in Burge Protestant Hospital a short time after birth, were at 10 a.m. Monday in Spokane Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark. Besides the parents, the infant is survived by a brother, Wayne and a sister, Jane, both of the home; two half-sisters, Mrs. Judy Workman, Ozark and Mrs. Marilyn Ege, Conway; two half-brothers, Carroll Davis, Springfield and Carroll Davis, State of California; paternal, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Lindsey, Chestnut Ridge an paternal great grandfather, Willie Stewart, Spokane.

Lindsey,  Nettie Jane (Manley) 1871 - Dec 1942 SL-P 15 Dec 1942

[Note: Daughter of John T. & Nancy J. (Carr) Manley; married W. C. Lindsey]

Mrs. Nettie Jane Lindsey, 71, died this morning at her home at 1002 West Thoman.  The funeral will be Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at 629 West Walnut.  Burial will be at Manley Cemetery.  Surviving Mrs. Lindsey are one daughter, Mrs. May Ruyle of Springfield; three brothers, W. C. Manley, R. C. Manley and J. C. Manley; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah E. Short and Miss Etta Manley, all of Republic; two granddaughters and two great-granddaughters.

(Springfield Leader-Press – 15 December 1942)

Lindsey, Virgil Odell 19 Nov 1907 - 19 Aug 1981 OH 27 Aug 1981 p9

[Note: married Gladys]

Services for Virgil Odell Lindsey, 73, Route 1, Rogersville, were Saturday in Marsh Chapel with Bruce Veteto officiating. Burial was in Holland Cemetery west of Rogersville. Mr. Lindsay died of an apparent heart attack Wednesday while vacationing near McClean, Texas. A former resident of the state of Washington, he was a retired dairyman and farmer. Survivors include his wife, Gladys; two sons, Virgil, Buena Park, Calif. and Lee, Realto, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Jean Handy, Rogersville; 13 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren.

Lindsey, Wayne 14 Mar 1896 - 26 May 1976 OH 3 Jun 1976 p 10

[Note: married Grace 6 Aug 1902 - Aug 1981]]

OZARK - Services for Wayne Lindsey, 80, Chestnutridge, were at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Chestnutridge Baptist Church with the Revs. Rex Williams and Raymond Lloyd officiating. Burial was in Spokane Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark. Mr. Lindsey died at 8:40 p.m. Wednesday in Skaggs Community Hospital, Branson, after a long illness. A native of Conway, Iowa, Mr. Lindsey had lived in the Chestnutridge community most of his life. He was a retired farmer, a member of the Chestnutridge Baptist Church and an Army veteran of World War I. Survivors include his wife, Grace S.; two sons, William W. of Stafford and Leonard Dale of Chestnutridge; a daughter, Mrs. Frances Tennis, Chestnutridge; a sister, Mrs. Frances Whitney, Boulder, Colo.; a half-sister, Mrs. Helen Kersteins, Denver, Colo.; seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren and three step grandchildren.

Lindsey, William Wayne “Bill” 26 Feb 1926 - 12 Aug 2002 SN-L 14 Aug 2002

[Note: Son of Wayne & Grace (  ) Lindsey; married Vernetta]

William "Bill" Wayne Lindsey, 76 of Strafford, passed away at 10:19 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12, 2002 in Cox Medical Center South. He was born Feb. 26, 1926 in Chestnutridge, Mo., the son of Wayne and Grace Lindsey. William retired from Lily Tulip after 32 years of employment. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Dale Lindsey; two sons, Carroll Davis and Woody Lindsey; and one daughter, Lynetta Lindsey. William is survived by his loving wife, Vernetta Lindsey; two sons, Wayne Lindsey and William Davis; three daughters, Jane Cotter, Joan Schmitt and Judy Workman; a sister, Francis Tennis; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, 2002 in Spokane Cemetery under the direction of Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Springfield News-Leader, August 14 2002.

Linebaugh, Christopher Michael 22 Dec 1977 - 20 Mar 1996

[Note: Son of Randall Keith & Patricia Ann (Periman) Linebaugh]

Christopher Michael Linebaugh, age 18, of Ozark, was the son of Randall Keith and Patricia Ann.  Chris lived in Nixa before moving to Ozark where he attended Ozark schools.  As a senior he looked forward to graduation activities and was active in school functions.  He was a sports fan and enjoyed being mascot for the  Ozark Tigers.  Chris was a member of the Science Club, Chess Club, and Jr. R.O.T.C. His father, Randy Linebaugh, Ozark MO, and supportive friend, Kenna  Robinson; his mother and step-father, Patty and James Denham, Nixa; a sister, Cazzidy Linebaugh, of the home; grandparents, Nolan and Marcelle Inman, Nixa.  Roscoe "Cotton" and Sue Linebaugh, Nixa, Bonnie and Don Glidewell, Springfield, and Rick and Catherine Denham, Ardmore, Oklahoma; aunts; uncles; and cousins.  He was preceded in death by a grandfather, Louis "Cotton" Periman.  Linebaugh, Christopher Michael Born 22 Dec 1977 and died on Wednesday 20 March 1996.  Services on Saturday, 23 March 1996, 2:00 p.m. Adams Funeral Home, Nixa Mo. Officiating was Revs. Rick Denham and Danny Fox. Escorts were Dan Gardner, Doug Gardner, Jeff McCoy, Jared Miesner, Frank Nelson, Jason Frazier, Shawn Widel and Jeremy Biers.  Interment in McConnell Cemetery, Nixa.  Contributed by Marcia Haworth and Becky Schimek.

Linebaugh, Ellen Marie (Myers) 2 Jan 1935 - 2 Mar 2002 -----

[Note: Daughter of Vernon & Marie A. (  ) Myers; married 14 Nov 1951 Loren Linebaugh]

Ellen Marie Linebaugh, 67, Highlandville, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2002 in Christian Health Care of Nixa. She was born January 2, 1935 in Raton, New Mexico, the daughter of Vernon and Marie Myers. On November 14, 1951 she and Loren Linebaugh were married. Ellen retired from Fasco Industries in 1988 after working there for 17 years. She was a loving wife and mother, always active in her children's and grandchildren's school functions and activities. She was excellent at taking care of and loving those around her. Ellen was a Christian and a member of Riverdale Baptist Church. She had also been a Sunday School Teacher in Alaska before coming here. Survivors include her husband, Loren; four children, Sue Melton and her husband Ron, Republic, Ken Linebaugh and his wife Patty, North Pole, Alaska, Richard Linebaugh and his wife Darla, Nixa, and Ronda Middleton and her husband Jim, Bolivar; six grand- children, Tiffany Booth and her husband Jason, Kimberly Ma- son, Justin Linebaugh, Jordan Linebaugh, James Middleton, and Jared Middleton; two great-grandchildren, Madilynn Grace Booth, and Kyle Mason; a sister, Ruth Powell and her husband Bud, Wichita, Kan.; other relatives and many, many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Vernon James Myers. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa with Rev. Joseph Fahl officiating. Burial will be in Bledsoe-McConnell Cemetery, Nixa. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.  Springfield News-Leader, March  4, 2002.

Linebaugh, Hugh Samuel "Dick" 21 Apr 1909 - 19 Mar 1992  NN-E 25 Mar 1992

[Note: Son of Samuel & Mina (Brooks) Linebaugh; married Verna Gaumann]

Hugh Samuel "Dick" Linebaugh died Thursday, March 19 in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born April 21, 1909 at Charleston and was the son of Samuel and Mina (Brooks) Linebaugh. Mr. Linebaugh served his country in the United States Air Force during World War II, and was a lifetime member of the Eagles Lodge. He was preceded in death by his wife, Verna Gaumann Linebaugh, his parents, and brother and sister. Survivors include four brothers, Harry, Theodore, and Marshall Linebaugh, all of Charleston, and Marcus Linebaugh, Valley Station, Ky.; and three sisters, Evelyn Napier and Dorothy Hillgamyer, both of Nixa, and Lillian Loflin, Bertrand. Graveside services were Monday, March 23 in Oak Grove Cemetery, Charleston, with Rev. Gerald Collier officiating, under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

Linebaugh, Joyce Kay 28 Feb 1961 – 20 Aug 1998

[Note: Daughter of Ronald Lee & Patricia Ann (Van Horn) Linebaugh]

Joyce Kay Linebaugh, age 37, of Springfield, died Thursday, August 20, in her home. She was born February 28, 1961, in Springfield, and was the daughter of Ronald Lee and Patricia Ann (VanHorn) Linebaugh. Joyce was raised in the Nixa area before moving to Springfield. She was baptized into the Baptist faith at an early age. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Samuel and Ella Linebaugh and Duane Conlon. Survivors include her father, Ronnie Linebaugh and his wife Sharon of Nixa; her mother, Patsy Hogue, Springfield; three children, Amy Linebaugh Kennedy, Gregg Broome, and Christ Linebaugh, all of Springfield; two grandchildren, Danny Kennedy, and Christina Kelly; grandparents, Eunice Conlon and Lillie VanHorn, both of Ozark; two brothers, David Dwayne Linebaugh, Springfield, and Phillip Duane Linebaugh. Winona, Texas; a sister, Nancy Carr, Chestnutridge; Joyce’s fiancee, Edward Scannell, of Springfield, and a host of many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were Sunday, August 23, at 2 p.m., in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Joe Fahl officiating. Burial was Eisenhour Cemetery, Spokane.

Linebaugh, Kenneth Wayne 29 Jan 1954 - 15 Nov 2003  SN-L 18 Nov 2003

[Note: Son of Loren & Ellen Marie (Myers) Linebaugh; married Patty]

Kenneth Wayne Linebaugh, 49, North Pole, Alaska, formerly of Highlandville, passed away Saturday, November 15, from a massive stroke. He was born January 29, 1954, in Springfield to Loren and Ellen Linebaugh. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ellen. Kenny is survived by his wife Patty, daughter Kim Mason, and his most valued treasure grandson Kyle; father, Loren; brother, Richard and wife Darla; sisters, Sue Melton and husband Ron, Ronda Middleton and husband Jim; nephews and nieces Justin and Jordan Linebaugh; Tiffany Booth and husband Jason; James and Jared Middleton; and great-niece Madilynn Booth (Gracie); special friend and business partner Bobby and a host of family and friends. Kenny cherished his family. Although his life was in Alaska, he maintained close contact with his family in Missouri, being here when he was needed. Kenny lived his life as the unique individual he was. He will be remembered for his generous nature and kind heart. Memorial service will be held Thursday, November 20, at 2 p.m. in Calvary Baptist Church, Nixa. He will be deeply missed.

 

Lewis, Dean 8 May 1929 - 30 Jul 2008  SN-L 1 Aug 2008

[Note: Son of Walter & Amanda ( ) Lewis; married 7 Nov 1946 Evelyn Miller]

Dean Lewis was born May 8, 1929, to Walter and Amanda Lewis and went to be with Jesus on July 30, 2008. He was married to Evelyn Miller on November 7, 1946. Dean worked for Dickey Clay in Pittsburg, Kan., Gulf Oil and pastored at Opolis Bible Church, Opolis, Kan. After retiring Dean and Evelyn did 32 mission projects, traveling from south Texas to northern Minnesota. He was a member of North Nixa Baptist Church after moving from Opolis in 1992. Survivors include his wife Evelyn, daughter and son-in-law Janie and Danny Hartwell; four grandchildren and their families, Alora, Steve, Shannon and Jonathan Hosfield-Daniel, Debbie, Hallie and Trey Hartwell-Angel, Doug, Andrew, Caleb, Hayley and Maddison Michael-Kyle, Tracy and Trinity Hartwell. He was preceded in death by a great grandson, Nathan Alan Hosfield. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, August 2, 2008, in North Nixa Baptist Church, memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. Burial at Prospect Cemetery in Ozark. Memorial gifts may be made to the building fund at North Nixa Baptist Church.

 

Lewis, Dean 6 Mar 1906 - 15 May 1989 NN-E 25 May 1989

[Note: Son of William & Ella (Hensley) Lewis; married Anna Mae]

Dean Lewis, 83, of Rockaway Beach, died May 15 at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. Services for Mr. Lewis were held May 19 at the Whelchel Funeral Chapel, Branson. Officiating at the service was the Rev. Kenny Robinette. Burial was in Ozarks Memorial Park Cemetery, Branson. Mr. Lewis was born March 6, 1906 at Walnut Shade, the son of William and Ella Hensley Lewis. He had been a resort operator for the Merriam Company for many years. and had also been a farmer and a cattleman. Mr. Lewis was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Forsythe, and of the General Baptist Church in Branson. He had been a devoted Christian for many years, having been baptized by the late Rev. Bob Grady. Survivors include his beloved wife, Anna Mae; of the home one son, David Lewis, Springfield; one sister; Betty Edwards, Wichita, Kansas; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends: The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association or to the American Cancer Society.

 

Lewis, Elizabeth K. (Starks) 29 May 1899 - 24 Feb 1984 OH 1 Mar 1984 p8

[Note: married Clyde E. “Jack” Lewis 16 Feb 1896 - 20 Apr 1971]

Services for Elizabeth K. Lewis, 84, Route 1, Rogersville were held Monday in Marsh Chapel with the Rev. Winston Burton officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery. Mrs. Lewis died Friday in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, after and illness of four months. She was a retired school teacher and a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include two sons, Jack W. “Bill” of the home and George “Tom”, Tehchapi, Calif.; and a brother, John Starks, Los Angeles, Calif.

 

 

Lewis, Emmett 6 Feb 1895 - 15 Feb 1981 OH 19 Feb 1981 p9

Services for Emmett Lewis, 86, Mount Vernon, father of Mrs. Marguerite Chilton of Billings, were held Tuesday in Mount Vernon, Mr. Lewis died last Sunday in Northside Nursing Home, Springfield, after a long illness.

 

Lewis, Eva Marie (Curbow) 19 Mar 1914 - 17 Jun 1979  OH 21 Jun 1979 p2

[Note: Daughter of James Nathaniel 7 nettie Ann (Sellars) Curbow; married Henry Lewis]

Services for Mrs. Eva Marie Lewis, 65, Springfield, were held Tuesday in the Herman Lohmeyer Chapel. Burial was in White Chapel Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Henry and two brothers, Raymond and Leslie Curbow, both of Nixa. She died Sunday in St. John’s Regional Health Center after a long illness.

 

Lewis, Faye Ola (Melton) 26 Dec 1910 - 16 Jan 1991  NN-E 31 Jan 1991

[Note: Daughter of Joseph E. & Mary Jauncie “Jane” (Bilyeu)  Melton; married Fred Lewis 27 Oct 1907 - 23 May 1959]

Faye Lewis, 80, Spokane, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 16, 1991, in her home. Born Dec. 26, 1910, she was the daughter of Joseph and Jane Melton. She was a lifelong resident of Spokane and a member of the First Baptist Church of Spokane. Survivors include a son, Joe Lewis, and his wife, Jean Ann, Spokane; a daughter, Geraldine "Jeri" Layton, and her husband, John, Walnut Shade; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred. Services were Saturday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Tommy Bilyeu officiating. Burial was in Spokane Cemetery.

 

Lewis, Fred 27 Oct 1907 - 23 May 1959 CCR 28 May 1959 p4

[Note: Son of Charles L. & Maude (Melton) Lewis; married Ola Faye Melton 26 Dec 1910 - 16 Jan 1991]

Funeral services for Fred Lewis, 51 of Spokane who died at 9 o’clock, Saturday night at his home there, were held Wednesday afternoon in the Spokane church, conducted by Rev. James Ellingsworth under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. A lifelong resident of the Spokane community. Mr. Lewis had served 25 as bus driver for the Spokane school district. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ola Fay Lewis of the home near Spokane, a don, Joe Allen Lewis of the home; a daughter, Mrs. John Layton of Spokane, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lewis of Spokane; a brother, Clarence Lewis of Spokane; four sisters, Mrs. Williford Tate of Chestnut Ridge, Mrs. Orville Holt and Mrs. Leon Stewart of Spokane and Mrs. Roscoe Weatherman of Anaheim, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

 

Lewis, George Riley 8 Oct 1889 - 11 May 1941 CCR 15 May 1941 p1

[Note: Son of Charley & Nancy (Tucker) Lewis; married 4 Feb 1912 Maude May McGinnis 26 Jan 1890 - 26 Jul 1964]

George Riley Lewis was born Oct. 8. 1888 and departed this life May 11, 1941 at the age of 51 years, seven months and three days. He was united in marriage to Maudie May McGinnis Feb. 4, 1912. To this union were born five children, three girls and two boys: Mrs. Bud Workman of Rogersville, MO, Mrs. Olen Tennis of Ozark, MO, Mrs. Allen Fielden of Hopedale, MO, William and Clell Lewis of the home, eight grandchildren; his aged father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lewis of Sparta, MO, and five brothers and five sisters: Mr. Sammie Lewis of Washington, DC, Weslie Lewis of Walden, Kansas, Jake Lewis of Tahlequah, OK, Dan Lewis of Sparta, Goldie Whitlock of Ozark, Gracie Winslow of Sparta, Stella Vaughn of Bruner, Iva Mooney of Waynesville, Murtel Newberry of Sparta, an infant brother who preceded him in death, and a host of neighbors and friends who mourn his departure. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 12, at 2 o’clock from the Prospect church by Rev. Floyd Hanks. Burial in the Prospect Cemetery was arranged by Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

Lewis, George William “Bill” 21 Sep 1925 - 26 Aug 1986  OH 4 Sep 1986 p4

[Note: Son of George Riley & Maude May (McGinnis) Lewis; tombstone; SSDI and Sept 11 obit all give name as Lewis, but 4 Sep 1986 obit calls him Watson; married Ruth M. Jackson 3 Oct 1925 - 17 May 1986 who had earlier married a Mr. Watson]

Services for George William “Bill” Watson, 60, Springfield, were held August 29 in Harris Chapel with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating, Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. Mr. Watson died August 26 at his residence of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was a decorated World War II veteran and a former Christian County resident. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include two daughters, Colleen Higdon, Springfield, and Marsha Smith, also of Springfield; one son, Jack Watson, Nixa; three sisters, Pearl Workman, Ozark, Bessie Fielden, Ozark, and Mae Tennis, Springfield; and five grandchildren.

AND

Lewis, George William “Bill” 21 Sep 1925 - 26 Aug 1986  OH 11 Sep 1986 p7

Services for George William “Bill” Lewis, 60, Springfield, were held August 29 in Harris Chapel with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. Mr. Lewis died August 26 at his residence of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was a decorated World War II veteran and a former Christian County resident. He was of the Baptist faith.

 

Lewis, Gertrude (Grayston) Trogdon Feb1886 - 4 Jul 1937 CCR 8 Jul 1937 p1

[Note: Daughter of William Edward & Mary M. “Mollie” (Witty) Grayston; granddaughter of Rev. David Eade & Sarah G. (Wrightsman) Grayston; married 15 Sep 1903 Alphens F. Trogdon 1880 - Jan 1939; married aft 1920 Wallace G. Lewis [may be Nov 1879 - Jan 1963]; DC spells her maiden name Graceton and mother‘s name Witte]

The Sunday issue of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch carried the following account of the death of a former Ozark girl: “Mrs. Wallace G. Lewis, 46, who was released two weeks ago from a hospital, where she received treatment for nervousness, plunged to her death from an eleventh floor window at the Hawthorne Apartments, 4475 West Pine Boulevard, early yesterday morning after persuading her nurse to leave her in the room alone. Her husband, St. Louis representative of a paper manufacturing company, found his wife’s body on the roof of a garage nine floors below the apartment at 7 o’clock. He had been sleeping on the twelfth floor. Mrs. Edna Amelung, a nurse who was employed to care for Mrs. Lewis after her return from a hospital two weeks ago, said Mrs. Lewis asked her to leave the room where the two were sleeping at 3 o’clock yesterday morning. Mrs. Lewis begged her to leave, the nurse said, after she first declined. Mrs. Lewis then entered the bathroom and partially dressed. Three hours later her body, clad in her husband’s bathrobe, was found on the garage roof below the bathroom with the screen of the bathroom window unfastened. Besides the husband, she is survived by a son from a former marriage, Ralph G. Trogdon, Kansas City, and her mother, Mrs. Mary M. Grayston, Springfield, Mo. Mrs. Lewis was known in Ozark as a Grayston and was born in the property now occupied by Mrs. Roxie Green. She was the daughter of a Baptist preacher who was well known in this part of Missouri. She visited in Ozark after moving away and was a guest in the home of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Rogers. The older folk of Ozark will probably remember her quite well.

Lewis, Harold Wayne 22 Oct 1920 - 23 Jul 1983 OH 4 Aug 1983 p5

Graveside services for Harold Wayne Lewis, 62, Nixa, were held July 28 in Springfield National Cemetery. Burial was under direction of Adams of Ozark. Mr. Lewis died July 23 in the home of a friend after a short illness. Mr. Lewis, a longtime Christian County resident, was a retired television repairman. He was a graduate of the U. S. Army Air Force Technical School in photography and a World War II veteran. Survivors include a brother, Orin, Thousand Oaks, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. George Bowman, Montbello, Calif.; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

Lewis, Helen (Thomas) 9 Apr 1915 - 21 Oct 1996  CCH-N 23 Oct 1996

[Note: Daughter of Marvin & Cora (  ) Thomas; married 3 Jul 1957 Felix Earl Lewis 7 Nov 1913 - 12 Mar 1985]

Helen Thomas Lewis, 81, Ozark, died Monday, October 21, 1996, in Ozark Riverview Manor. She was born April 9, 1915, in Cerulean, Kentucky, and was the daughter of Marvin and Cora Thomas. On July 3, 1957 she was united in marriage to Felix Earl Lewis in Corinth, Mississippi. He preceded her in death on March 12, 1985. She was also preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Lillian Burton, and three brothers, Edwin, Amos and Wallace Thomas. Survivors include: a sister, Edna Holman, Cerulean, Kentucky; and two nieces, Barbara Weiss, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and Karen Cole, Ozark. Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. in Cerulean Cemetery, Cerulean, Kentucky with Pastor Joseph Newton officiating. Visitation was Tuesday in Cadiz Baptist Church, Cadiz, Kentucky. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home.

 

Lewis, Jack William "Bill" 3 Jan 1924 - 5 Mar 2008 CCH-N 12 Mar 2008

[Note: Son of Clyde E. “Jack“ & Elizabeth K. (Starks) Lewis]

Jack "Bill" William Lewis, 84 of Rogersville, passed away March 5, 2008 at the Veterans Home in Mount Vernon. Bill was born on Jan. 3, 1924, in Kansas City to Clyde and Elizabeth (Starks) Lewis. Bill attended Rogersville High School and the First Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II and was disabled. He returned to live on the family farm. Surviving are, his brother, Thomas Lewis of Pacheco, Calif.; several cousins; and friend Shirley Ellison of Rogersville. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. March 9, 2008, at the Sparta Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation was held March 8 at the Preston-Marsh funeral Home, Rogersville. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2008

 

Lewis, Katie 17 Oct 1894 - 6 Jan 1981 OH 15 Jan 1981 p10

[Note: birthdate on SSDI disagrees with age in obit]

Services for Mrs. Katie Lewis, 87, Springfield, mother of  Mrs. Betty Page of Ozark, were held Jan. 9 in Springfield. Burial was in Marionville IOOF Cemetery. Mrs. Lewis died Jan. 6 in a Springfield nursing home.

 

Lewis, Leland E. 23 Sep 1906 - 21 Dec 2004 SN-L 22 Dec 2004

Leland E. Lewis, age 98, of Nixa, died Tuesday. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. until service time on Thursday. Burial will be in Philibert Cemetery, Kimberling City.

 

Lewis, Leroy “Lee” 1870 - 19 Jul 1926 CCR 23 Jul 1926 p1

[Note: died of broken leg following a fall down the stairs; not found on the 1910 or 1920 Christian County censuses; no family info on MO DC except married; buried State Hospital cemetery]

County Clerk, L. N. Farmer, received a letter this week announcing the death of Leroy (Lee) Lewis at Hospital No. 3, at Nevada, Mo. On last Monday the 19th. Lewis had been an inmate of the asylum since November 10, 1922.

 

Lewis, Loran Max 13 Feb 1928 - 17 Oct 2003 CCH-N 22 Oct 2003

[Note: Son of Matt & Ora Lee (  ) Lewis; married 4 Jun 1948 Irene]

Loran Max Lewis passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2003 at his home with his loving wife by his side after a lengthy illness.  He was born in Lillbourn to Matt and Ora Lee Lewis on Feb. 13, 1928. Preceding him in death were his parents, one brother and two sisters.  He left Missouri in 1945 and drove west on route 66 to Los Angeles, Calif., where he graduated from Life Bible College in 1949. He pastored several churches and was the minister of music in others. He was married to Irene Lewis on June 4, 1948 and had three children.  He was preceded in death by his youngest son Paul A. Lewis and survived by his son Stephen Lewis, Oklahoma, daughter Gail Lewis, Republic, and 10 grandchildren Lori, Cody, Heather, Isaac, Michelle, Paul, Kira, Savannah, Carrie and Lydia, and one great grandchild, Joseph Loran.  Loran survived his life totally for others and for serving his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was always there to lend a helping hand. His journey is over here on earth. He carries no more sorrows and is free of pain because he stands whole in the presence of God.  Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 19 in Meadors Funeral Homes, Republic, with Rev. Darvin Toman officiating. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery, Republic.

©Ozarks Newsstand 2003

 

Lewis, Luther Eugene 1 Jul 1920 - 14 Sep 2007 CCH-N 26 Sep 2007

[Note: Son of Luther & Willie (Golden) Lewis; married 28 Dec 1941 Helen Elizabeth Reil]

Luther Eugene Lewis, 87, of Ozark, passed away Sept. 14, in Ozark Riverview Manor surrounded by his family. He was born July 1, 1920, in Pleasant Hill, La., the son of Luther and Willie (Golden) Lewis. On December 28, 1941, Luther was united in marriage to his sweetheart, Helen Elizabeth Reil, after a four year courtship. Luther proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy and United States Air Force during WWII and the Korean War. After serving 20 years, Luther retired as a Navy pilot attaining the rank of Captain. He also served as a flight instructor and Civil Service Personnel Officer receiving numerous commendations, including the Naval Reserve medal and the National Defense medal. During his retirement Luther enjoyed fishing, boating, golfing, traveling in the motor home, woodworking, and family activities. Luther's greatest joy was being a devoted husband and loving dad. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son John E. Lewis, two brothers and a sister. Luther is lovingly survived by his wife of 65 years, Helen; a daughter Linda Harley and husband Jerry of Ozark; two grandchildren Sandra D. Buddemeyer and Jeffery S. Mullins; three great-grandchildren, Clayton, Connor and Carson Buddemeyer; a niece; two nephews; other relatives and several friends. Celebration of Life Memorial services were at 1p.m. Sept. 21, in Missouri Veterans Cemetery under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Full military honors provided by Bravo Team and Navy Chaplain CPT Laird Thompson officiating. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2007

 

Lewis, Lydia Rose (Newberry) 20 Dec 1903 - 29 Oct 1977 SN-L 1 Nov 1977

[Note: Daughter of William S. & Cora “Carrie” (Tigue) Newberry; married Dan Lewis]

Graveside services for Mrs. Lydia (Newberry) Lewis, 73, Independence, formerly of Christian County, will be at 2:30 pm Tuesday in Highlandville Cemetery in Christian County.  An Independence funeral home is handling arrangements.  Mrs. Lewis died at 4:30 pm Saturday in Independence Medical Center after a long illness. Survivors include her husband, Dan, of Cross Timbers, a daughter Mrs. Juanita Owlsey, of the state of Nevada, four sisters, Mrs., Sylvia Crawford, Independence, with whom she made her home. Mrs. Golda Loveland, Cassville, Mrs. Esther Jones, of the state of California, and Mrs., Alta Waterman, Sugar Creek; two brothers, Fred Newberry, of Wheatland, and Omer Newberry, of Independence; and several grandchildren. {November 1, 1977 Springfield News-Leader} Contributed by Clara Jaramillo.

 

Lewis, Marie Ada (Killingsworth) 2 Nov 1941 - 10 Jan 1919 SN-L 6 Aug 2004

[Note: Daughter of Wayne & Ada (Farthing) Killingsworth; married 2 Nov 1941 Elmer Lewis]

Marie Ada Killingsworth Lewis has gone peacefully to her heavenly home on August 5, 2003. She was born January 10, 1919 in Springfield, Missouri. She grew up in Ash Grove, Missouri. She was united in marriage to Elmer Lewis on November 2, 1941. To this union God blessed them with three children, Donna, Duane, and Debra Sue. Anyone who shared in her life will remember her sweet smile, gentle spirit, positive attitude, and the twinkle in her eyes. Marie truly endured life's trials with a peace that could only come from knowing Jesus. She instilled in her children a strong faith in God and wanted nothing more than knowing that all her family and friends will be together again in Heaven. She was a longtime member of University Heights Baptist Church where she was Preschool Sunday School Superintendent for many years and a member of the Harding Circle. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Ada Farthing Killingsworth; sisters, Daisy Cassity and Louise Littleton; daughter, Debra Sue; and grandson, Benjamin Lewis. She was loved and will be greatly missed by her husband of 61 years, Elmer; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Wayne Francisco, Minneapolis, MN; a son, Duane Lewis, Ozark; grandchildren, Cynthia (Jay) Perske, Christopher Lowry, Corbin (Ann) Martin, Chad Martin, all of Minneapois, MN; and five great-grandchildren, Nickolas, Natassia, Josiah, Elijah, and Zackary Perske. Visitation will be today, August 6, 2003 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel. We will celebrate her life and homecoming with funeral services at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, August 9, 2003 in University Heights Baptist Church with Drs. Jim Hagan And Don Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Hazelwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 4995, Springfield, MO

 

Lewis, Maude (Melton) 14 Aug 1889 - 12 Aug 1961     CCR 17 Aug 1961 p4

[Note: Daughter of Isaac S. & Lucy (Tatum) Melton; married Charles L. Lewis 7 Jul 1888 - 8 Sep 1968]

Mrs. Maude Lewis, 71, died early Saturday morning at her home in Spokane. Survivors are her husband, Charley; a son, Clarence of Spokane; four daughters, Mrs. Bessie Tate of Chestnut Ridge, Mrs. Ellen Weatherman of Anaheim, Calif, Mrs. Walcie Stewart of Spokane and Mrs. Flossie Holt of Reeds Spring; a brother Calvin Milton [sic - actual name is Melton] of Nixa; two half- sisters; 20 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Arrangements are under direction of Harris of Nixa.

 

Lewis, Maude May (McGinnis) 26 Jan 1890 - 26 Jul 1964 CCR 30 Jul 1964 p1

[Note: Daughter of  George Washington & Maggie Mae (Allen) McGinnis; married George Riley Lewis 8 Oct 1889 - 11 May 1941]

Mrs. Maude Lewis, 74, died at 9:50 a.m. Sunday at her home in Ozark. A resident of Ozark most of her life, she was a member of Prospect Baptist Church. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Pearl Workman, and Mrs. Bessie Fielden, both of Ozark, Mrs. Mae Tennis, 1744 West Walnut; two sons, Bill  Lewis, 634 South New and Clell of Gastonia, North Carolina; 18 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Harris Chapel at Ozark. The Rev. Harold officiated (SIC) and burial was in Prospect Cemetery.

 

Lewis,  Nancy Jane (Tucker) 22 Dec 1861 - 9 Apr 1949 SN-L 11 Apr 1949

[Note: Daughter of James & Matilda (Miller) Tucker; married Charles Lewis]

Two hundred and fifty-seven descendants survive Mrs. Nancy Jane Lewis, 89, who died Saturday at her home in Sparta. Mrs. Lewis, the widow of Charles Lewis, a farmer who died several years ago, is survived by five sons, four daughters, 84 grandchildren and 164 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 o'clock this afternoon in Prospect church south of Ozark, with burial to be in the cemetery there under direction of Chaffin of Ozark.  Her sons are Wesley of Valley Springs, Cal. Jake of Waggner, Okla., Dan of Calif. Sammy of Seattle, Wash, and Riley of Ozark and the daughters are Mrs., Stella Vaughn, Mrs. Matilda Whitlock and Mrs. Ivy Mooney of Sparta, and  Mrs. Myrtle Newberry of Kansas City, Kan. {Monday, April 11, 1949 Springfield News-Leader}. Contributed by Clara Jaramillo.

 

Lewis, Newman Hall 1877 - 28 Sep 1951  CCR 18 Oct 1951

[Note: married Olive]

Newman Hall Lewis, 74, was born in Stacey county Iowa and died at his home near Chestnut Ridge Friday September 28. He was a member of the Quaker church, which faith he claimed through life. One son and one daughter preceded him in death. Survivors are his wife, Olive; one daughter, Mrs. Lucille McCain, of Bell Gardens, Ca.; two sons, Orin Lewis, Long Beach, CA and Harold Lewis of North Little Rock, AR; two grandchildren; three brothers, James Lewis, Rocky Ford, CO, Ellis Lewis of Denver, CO, and Will A Lewis of Altadena, CA. The body was in care of the Chaffin Funeral Home until Oct. 4, when it was taken by train to Lamar, CO for burial. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde McCain and daughter came from Colorado to assist in the arrangements.

 

Lewis, Olive Thatcher 16 Jun 1883 - 13 May 1977 OH 19 May 1977 p4

[Note: no stone in Ozark Cemetery]

OZARK - Graveside services for Mrs. Olive Thatcher Lewis, 93, Ozark, were at 3 p.m. Friday in Ozark Cemetery under direction of Adams of Ozark. Mrs. Lewis Died at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in Christian County Nursing Home after a long illness. Survivors include two sons, Harold of Ozark and Orin of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Bowman, Montebello, Calif. and two grandchildren.

 

Lewis, Patricia Geneva “Pat” (Osborne) 10 Jun 1935 - 16 Mar 2005 gwobit

[Note: Daughter of Paul E. & Jenny L. (Andrys) Osborne; married Dave Lewis]

Patricia "Pat" Geneva Lewis, of Ozark, Missouri, passed away with God and her family at her side on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 after suffering and valiantly fighting esonophilla leukemia for the past six years.  She remained gracious and positive and never lost her ability to enjoy her family and friends and find good cheer at every opportunity.  Her hope and salvation was in Christ. On June 10, 1935, Pat was born in Bemidji, Minnesota, to Paul E. and Jenny L. (Andrys) Osborne, shortly after her birth her parents moved her family to National City, California.  In 1951, she met and married the love of her life Dave Lewis and to this union three children were born. Typical of Pat's love of people and service with the public in numerous retail fields including JCPenney's, Montgomery Wards, El Toro Marine Base, and employees of Disneyland she blended her daily connections and expanded her career. In 1968, she and Dave moved to Ava, Missouri.  She began working for the Ava Drug Company and always referred to her position as the best job she ever held. Later, she and Dave decided to open a small grocery store on their farm near Sweden, Mo. In 1978, she and Dave moved to Ozark, Missouri and established a real estate title and closing company.  Pat attended  Calvary  Baptist Church of Ozark and was  involved in church activities. She touched many lives in a positive way and will be remembered for the way she invested her life in others.  Pat was preceded in death by her father, Paul Osborne and her infant son, David. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Dave Lewis; her son Paul Lewis of Ozark; her daughter Teresa Bruns and husband Randy of Nixa; her mother Jenny L. Osborne of Ozark; her sister Jeanette Pidgeon of Prescott, Arizona; other relatives, several caring friends, and good neighbors. The family expresses thanks and gratitude to Community Hospice of America and to those who kept in touch during her long illness. Funeral services were held at 4:00 P.M., Saturday, March 19, 2005, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Dale Brown officiating.

AND

Lewis, Patricia Geneva “Pat” (Osborne) 10 Jun 1935 - Mar 2005   SN-L 18 Mar 2005

Funeral services for Patricia "Pat" Geneva Lewis, 69, Ozark, will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2005, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Visitation will be 3 p.m. until service time on Saturday.

 

Lewis, Paul E. 23 May 1960 - 12 Jan 2007 SN-L 14 Jan 2007

[Note: Son of David & Patricia Geneva “Pat” (Osborne) Lewis]

Paul E. Lewis, 45, of Ozark, passed away Friday, Jan. 12, 2007. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial with full military honors will follow at a later date in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time in the funeral home.

AND

Lewis, Paul E. 23 May 1960 - 12 Jan 2007 CCH-N 24 Jan 2007

Paul E. Lewis, 46, Ozark, met his savior on Jan. 12, 2007, in Ozark. Paul was born May 23, 1960, to Dave and Pat Lewis in Prescott, Ariz. He lived in California until age 6, when the family moved to Ava. In 1980, after serving in the Air Force in security, he moved to Ozark to be near his parents. He was a spirited truck driver for the past 26 years. He was loved not only by those who he called family but by those "over the road" angels he called brothers.  Paul was preceded in death by his mother, Pat Lewis, in 2005, and a brother, David, in 1955. He is lovingly survived by his father Dave and his wife Janice of Ozark; sister Teresa Bruns and husband Randy of Nixa; grandma Jenny Osborne of Ozark; and aunt Jeanette Pigeon of Prescott, Ariz. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Monday, Jan. 15, 2007, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with Chaplin Steve Martin officiating. Burial will follow with full military honors at a later date in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield.

AND

Lewis, Paul E. 23 May 1960 - 12 Jan 2007 CCH-N 24 Jan 2007

Prosecutor: Fatal shooting by deputies was justified

Ryan Slight  News-Leader  26 Jan 2007

Christian County deputies were justified in fatally shooting an Ozark man on Jan. 12, Prosecuting Attorney Ron Cleek said Thursday. Paul E. Lewis, 46, was pronounced dead outside a residence at 157 Ruth St. He had reportedly raised a handgun in a threatening manner at officers. After reviewing information gathered by the Missouri Highway Patrol, Cleek will not file charges against three deputies who fired a total of nine shots. Capt. Jeremy Whitehill of the Christian County Sheriff's Department said the agency was pleased with Cleek's decision. Two of the deputies have returned to work. The department Thursday was waiting for a medical evaluation to be completed for the third, which Whitehill said is standard procedure. "We had no doubt that was what the outcome would be. Our officers are trained to do what needs to be done in an unfortunate situation," Whitehill said. The patrol interviewed officers who were at the shooting, collected physical evidence and spoke with neighbors. Deputies responded to a residence southwest of Ozark around 5 p.m. Jan. 12. A woman reportedly told authorities that Lewis appeared to be intoxicated, had a gun and was threatening to kill someone. According to a report by Cleek, six deputies arrived. A deputy knocked on the door and announced the sheriff's department was there. He retreated behind a vehicle after hearing two gunshots inside the house. Lewis then walked out with a handgun in his left hand. A witness interviewed by the patrol recalled hearing an officer telling Lewis to put the gun down. He allegedly responded, "No, just shoot me." The witness reported hearing other officers tell Lewis to drop the weapon, but he did not comply. The witness recalled seeing Lewis raise the handgun, and then some officers fired. "Bottom line, the officers gave every opportunity for the deceased to put down his weapon and avoid this tragedy. It is my opinion that the officers had no other choice than to fire their weapons," Cleek wrote in his report. "Either the officers or neighbors of the deceased could have been injured or killed had the officers not taken the actions that they did," the report said. In an unrelated incident, Christian County deputies shot and killed Mike Digiuseppe, 53, of Springfield after he reportedly refused to drop a gun he held. Cleek decided Jan. 2 that the shooting was justified.

AND

Lewis, Paul E. 23 May 1960 - 12 Jan 2007 CCH-N 31 Jan 2007

Christian County Prosecutor Ron Cleek, Jan. 25, deemed the Jan. 12 fatal shooting of Paul E. Lewis on Ruth Street in Ozark by county deputies justified. Cleek said in a news release that no charges will be brought against any of the deputies that were at the location at the time of the shooting. He said the investigation was ongoing and won't be finalized until all forensic tests and autopsy reports are finalized, but the deputies involved should be allowed to return to active duty. According to information from Cleek's office, officers responded to a 911 call at about 5 p.m. Jan. 12 from Lewis' sister. She said that her brother was threatening suicide and harm to other family members. When officers arrived at the scene one went to the front door, knocked and then heard two shots fired from inside the home. The officer took cover when Lewis walked out the front door in view of all of the six officers responding. The officers commanded Lewis to drop the weapon he displayed. An "independent" witness to the shooting recounted that Lewis refused to obey the officers' orders and said, "No just shoot me." When Lewis raised the weapon, three officers fired nine shots with three shots hitting Lewis in the chest and one in his arm.

AND

Lewis, Paul E. 23 May 1960 - 12 Jan 2007 SN-L 14 Feb 2007 & CCH-N 14 Feb 2007

[Note: Son of David & Pat Lewis]

Paul E. Lewis, 46, Ozark, was born May 23, 1960, and met his Lord and Savior on January 12, 2007. Although Paul's life on earth was short, he touched many lives. After serving in the United States Air Force in 1980, he was employed as an over the road truck driver. Paul is joined in Heaven by his mother, Pat Lewis, who passed away in 2005, a brother, David, who passed away in 1955, and other loved ones awaiting his arrival. Paul leaves behind his father, Dave and wife, Janice, of Ozark; his sister, Teresa Bruns and husband, Randy, of Nixa, who loved him dearly; and his grandmother, Jenny Osborne, of Ozark, who nicknamed him "Little Paul", and who loved him unconditionally and will miss him immensely. He so loved all his surviving aunts, uncles, cousins and his traveling four-legged companion, Sheba. His friends, family and over the road "brother and sisters" will gravely miss his silly chuckle, the love he bestowed and all the times he gave of himself. Words cannot describe the heart Paul had for others. Graveside inurnment will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, February 16, 2007, with full military honors at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, under the direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Additional funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, January 15, 2007, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.

AND

Lewis, Paul E. 23 May 1960 - 12 Jan 2007 CCH-N 17 Jan 2007

Deputies Shoot and kill Ozark man

Three Placed on leave pending investigation

Amelia Wigton Headliner News

            For the second time in less than three weeks, Christian County Sheriff deputies drew their weapons and fatally wounded a suspect after responding to a 911 call.

            Paul Lewis, 46, Ozark, was pronounced dead on the scene Jan. 12 at 157 Ruth St., just outside of Ozark.

            Jeremy Whitehill, Christian County Sheriff public information officer, said three Christian County deputies were placed on administrative leave following the shooting, The deputies names are not being released.

            “The exact number of deputies who fired the shots and the number of shots will hopefully be determined through the course of the investigation,” Whitehill said.

            Christian County Sheriff Mike Robertson has requested the Missouri State Highway Patrol assist with the investigation.

            Whitehill said the 911 call came in at 4:51 p.m. Jan. 12 from an adult female who said that a male person at the residence may be intoxicated, had made threats to kill someone, and had a gun.

            [part of story from page 1B missing]

gunshots coming from within the house. He retreated and in the process of doing so heard a third shot.

            Whitehill said the suspect, later identified as Lewis, then came out of the house and made contact with a deputy in the yard. As the deputy and Lewis exchanged words, contact was made with the other two deputies in the driveway.

            “The deputies told him to show his hands,” Whitehill said, “From behind his back, he pulled a gun.”

            When Lewis threatened the deputies with the pistol, he was shot by one or more of the deputies.

            Whitehill said none of the eight deputies on the scene were injured. Three have been placed on administrative leave.

            “”No additional details of the shooting can be released at this time until the investigation is completed, a report is completed and a decision is made by the prosecutor as whether or not the shooting was justified,” Whitehill said in a press release.

            This is the second time in the last month Christian County deputies have shot and killed a subject. Mike Digiuseppe, 53, Springfield, was shot and killed in a Nixa mobile home park Dec. 26 by Christian County Deputy Peter Schisler. On Jan. 2, Cleek deemed the shooting as justified and the three deputies involved have been allowed to return to active duty.

            Whitehill said none of the deputies involved in the Jan. 12 shooting were involved in the Dec. 26 shooting. 


 

Lewis, Paul Emerson, Jr. 24 Feb 1929 - 31 Oct 1985 OH 7 Nov 1985 p5

 

[Note: Son of Paul Emerson & Effie ( ) Lewis; married Bonnie]

 

Services for Paul Emerson Lewis, Jr., 57, Ottawa, Kan., were held Nov. 2 in Maple Hill Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert W. Winegar officiating. Burial was in Maple Hill Cemetery. Mr. Lewis died Oct 31 in Veterans Administration Hospital, Leavenworth, Kan., after a long illness. A native of Highlandville, he lived most of his life in Kansas City. He was a veteran of the Army Air Corps and a former superintendent for Safeway Bakery. He retired in 1984. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie; his mother, Effie Lewis, Springfield; five sons, Mike Johnson, Roeland Park,. Kan.,. Pat Johnson, Independence, Paul E. Lewis, Jr., Edgerton, Kan., James Lewis and Jerry Allen Lewis, both of Ottawa, Kan.; a daughter, Terry Lynn New, Ottawa, Kan.; a brother, Jack Lewis, Hermitage; a sister, Debbie Jean Hoage, Springfield; and eight grandchildren.

 

Lewis, Permelia Ann 16 Aug 1926 - 4 Feb 1997 CCH-N 5 Feb 1997

[Note: Daughter of Ivan Charles & Dora Bell (Sanderson) Lewis]

Permelia Ann Lewis, 70, Ozark, died Tuesday, February 4, 1997, in the home she shared with her sister. She was born August 16, 1926, in Denton, Montana, and was the daughter of Ivan Charles and Dora Bell (Sanderson) Lewis. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, William I. Lewis. She was employed by the United States Prison System as a correctional officer before retirement. Survivors include: two sisters, Ruthie Golladay, Ozark, and Rosie B. Lewis, Great Falls, Montana; a brother, Henry I. Lewis, Seattle, Washington; nieces and nephews. Cremation was under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. No local services are planned. Interment will be in Hillcrest Lawn Memorial, Great Falls, Montana.

 

Lewis, Rickie Earl 24 Feb 1966 - 2 Oct 2004 SN-L 5 Oct 2004

Mr. Rickie Earl Lewis, age 38, of Cape Fair, Mo., died at 8:21 a.m. Saturday, October 2, 2004, in his home. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, October 6, 2004, at 10 a.m. in Eisenhour Cemetery, Reeds Spring, Mo. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. this evening, October 5, in the Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane, Mo.

 

Lewis, Rollins L. 18 Jan 1932 - 18 Mar 2008 SN-L 23 Mar 2008

[Note: Son of John D. & Aretha (  ) Lewis]

Rollins L. Lewis, 76, a resident of North Park Village Assisted Living in Ozark, Mo., passed away March 18, 2008. He was born January 18, 1932, in Springfield, Mo., son of the late John D. and Aretha Lewis. Rollins attended Central High School and later served four years in the United States Navy, receiving an honorable discharge. He was self employed and owned Lewis Sign Co. Rollins was preceded in death by his parents and by three brothers, Johnny, Wayne and Robert. He is survived by five children, Todd Lewis and wife, Cymbre, of Chandler, Ariz., Teresa and husband, Mike Lawson of Ozark, Mo., Jacqueline Lewis and Rollins Lewis Jr., both of Springfield, Mo., and Andrew Lewis of the state of Oregon; five grandchildren, Vanessa, Angel, Alan, Isaac and John; brother Norman Lewis and wife, Betty; nieces, Carolyn Brown of Springfield, Mo., and Pamela Burke of Plano, Texas; and nephew David Lewis of Houma, La. Graveside services for Rollins L. Lewis will be held Monday, March 24, 2008, at 1 p.m. in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, 5201 S. Southwood Rd., Springfield, Mo.

 

Lewis, Rosa Mar 1853 - 14 Oct 1931 CCR 22 Oct 1931 p8

[Note: married 1871 James Cannady Lewis 5 Dec 1845 - 9 Jul 1927; mother of Dolly (Lewis) Wade 1883 - 19 Feb 1920 who died with her husband Will, four sons and her mother-in-law in one week during the flu epidemic; also mother of Bertha (Lewis) Hammond 4 Nov 1875 - 15 Dec 1970  and sons Albert Lewis and Ralph Lewis]

Mrs. Rosa Lewis died at her home southeast of Highlandville Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1931, aged 78 years. Death came after several months of illness. Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct. 15, at 2 p.m., with burial in the Carter cemetery under direction of T.B. Chaffin of Ozark.

 

Lewis, Roy E. “Butch” 19 Apr 1943 - 5 Jul 1970   CCR 9 Jul 1970 p3

[Note: Son of ? & Mary (  ) Lewis; married Carol]

Funeral services for Roy E. Lewis, 27, of Route 1, Galena, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Harris Chapel at Ozark with the Rev. Tommy Bilyeu officiating. Burial followed in Spokane Cemetery. Mr. Lewis died at 7:10 p.m. Sunday in Skaggs Hospital, Branson, following a short illness. He was a life-long resident of Spokane and Galena and was an employee of Shepherd of the Hills Farm. Survivors include his wife, Carol; a son, Clifford Lewis of the home; two step-sons, Alan and Richard, of the home; three step-daughters, Mrs. Paul J. Camp, of the home; three step-daughters, Sandra, Donna and Beth, of the home; a half-brother, Sammy Lee of Ponce de Leon; two sisters, Mrs. Beverly Weatherman of Galena and Mrs. Janice Cook of Garfield, Ark.; and his mother, Mrs. Mary Lee of Ponce de Leon.

 

Lewis, Ruth M. (Jackson) Watson 3 Oct 1925 - 17 May 1986 OH 22 May 1986 p4

[Note: Daughter of Fred & Florence Vesta (Viles) Jackson; married ? Watson; married George William “Bill” Lewis 21 Sep 1925 - 26 Aug 1986]

Services for Ruth Lewis, 60, Springfield, were held May 20 in Harris Chapel, Ozark with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. Mrs. Lewis died May 17 in Cox Medical Center North of natural causes. She was a homemaker and a longtime Springfield resident and a native of Christian County. Survivors include her husband, Bill; two daughters, Colleen Higdon and Marsha Smith, both of Springfield; one son, Jack Watson, Nixa; her mother, Florence Jackson, Springfield; two sisters, Beulah McCoy, Ozark and Helen Angus, Willard; three brothers, Bill Jackson, Everton, Charles Jackson, Springfield, and John Jackson, Everton; and five grandchildren.

 

Lewis, Vinos 1 May 1896 - 25 Jun 1979 OH 5 Jul 1979 p3

[Note: married Mollie]

Graveside services for Vinos Lewis, 83, Ozark, were held last Thursday in the Hillside Cemetery, Sedgewick, Kan.; with Dr. Ivan Mattern officiating. Local arrangements were under the direction of Harris. Mr. Lewis died at 11 p.m. Monday in his home after a long illness. Survivors include his wife, Mollie; a son, George, Lawrence, Kan.; two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Paugh, Cheney, Kan, and Mrs. Sharon Shue, Berryville, Ark,; a sister, Mrs. Cuba Schwear, Ordley, Colo.; a grandson who was reared in the home, Rod Terrell, Ozark; a half-brother, Albert Pierson, Ordley, Colo.; 10 other grandchildren and six great grandchildren

 

Lewis, Willie Gene 14 Aug 1924 - 27 Feb 1977 OH 3 Mar 1977 p2

CLEVER - Services for Gene Lewis, 52, Clever were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Aurora First Baptist Church with the Revs. Howard Boys and James Heisner officiating. Burial was in Aurora Maple Park Cemetery. The body will be in Fellowship Hall of Clever Baptist Church from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today. The family will be at Crafton-Cantrell Chapel, Aurora from 7 to 9 p.m. today. Mr. Lewis died at 9:18 a.m. Sunday in St. John’s Hospital , Springfield, after a short illness.

 

Lewis, Wilson Koehn “W. K.” 9 Dec 1925 - 19 Nov 2010 SN-L 23 Nov 2010

[Note: Son of Thomas C. & Vida (Koehn) Lewis; married 17 Jan 1953 Sue Matlock 16 Jan 1929 - 26 Jul 2005]

Wilson Koehn "WK" Lewis, 84, Kimberling City, Missouri was born December 9, 1925, in Battle Creek, Michigan to Thomas C. and Vida Koehn Lewis, and departed this life November 19, 2010, in Christian Health Care, Nixa, Missouri. WK had been a resident of the area for the past 32 years coming from Illinois. He was a retired accountant and had owned Kimberling Arms Resort for over 27 years. He was very active in his community serving on the Board of Trustees of Skaggs Hospital, Kimberling City Chamber of Commerce, Job Counsel of the Ozarks and the Table Rock Water Quality Board. He was also a past treasurer for Kimberling City. On January 17, 1953 He married Sue Matlock and she precedes him in death. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister Clinta Webb. Survivors include a son, Tom Lewis and wife Ayako, of Reeds Spring, Missouri; two daughters, Vicki Walden and husband Lane and Amy Lewis, all of Billings, Missouri; two sisters, Rose Anna Tibbets, of Ft. Worth, Texas and Ruth "Dutch" Smith, of Spring Town, Texas; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 10:00 a.m., in the First Christian Church Kimberling City, Missouri. Burial will be at Ozarks Memorial Park Cemetery, Branson, Missouri under the care of Westrip Funeral Home, Crane, Missouri. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, November 23, 2010 in the First Christian Church, Kimberling City, Missouri.

 

Leyde, ? (?) d 26 Jan 1932 CCR 28 Jan 1932 p8

[Note: married W. J. Leyde; the only Leyde with a MO DC in 1932 is Ella (Willoughby) Leyde 23 May 1874 - 20 Jan 1932, daughter of William F. & Louvarnia (Keeter) Willoughby and wife of F. W. Leyde who died at Springfield Baptist Hospital and was buried in Memorial Cemetery - is this the same person, despite discrepancies?]

Mrs. W. J. Leyde, widow of the late W.J. Leyde of Springfield passed away on Tuesday of last week quite suddenly. She became ill in a Springfield bank while returning from a meeting of church interest, and expired shortly after while enroute to the hospital. Mrs. Leyde was the mother of Mrs. Ward Webb, daughter-in-law of Mrs. and Mrs. W.C. Webb of Ozark. Funeral services were held on Thursday of last week, with burial in the Memorial cemetery at Springfield. Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Webb attended the services.

 

Libby, Ernest Gilbert 25 Dec. 1913 – 11 March 1995  CCH-N 15 March 1995

[Note: Son of Ernest Lige & Sarah Ellen "Ella" (Rhodes) Libby; married 27 Jul 1936 Marjoria Leona Goetz 22 Feb 1916 - 30 Sep 2006]

Ernest G. Libby, 81, Ozark, died Saturday, March 11, 1995, at St. John’s Regional Health Center. He was born Dec. 25, 1913, in Tulsa, Okla., Following graduation from Tulsa Central High School, he attended Spartan’s School of Aeronautics where he completed the Aviation Instrument Technician Course and was employed by Douglas Aircraft. In the late forties he opened a hardware store in Ozark, which he operated for thirty years. He was a member of Ozark First Baptist Church, Masonic Lodge No. 352, and Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 98. Survivors include his wife, Marjoria; two daughters and their husbands, Sue and Willard Copeland, Mountain Home, Ark., and Diane and Richard Smith, Ozark; one granddaughter, Holly, and her husband Jeff Zelinsky, Woodbury, Minn.; three grandsons, Robert, Andy and Michael Smith, Ozark, one great-grandson, Steven; a dear family friend, John Brandner, St. Paul, Minn.; and a sister, Ila May Libby, Ozark. Masonic Rites were Wednesday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Private funeral services were Thursday in Ozark Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian County Library, 1005 N. 4th Ave., Ozark, or a charity of choice.

 

Libby, Ernest Lige 10 Dec 1889 - 23 Dec 1960     CCR 29 Dec 1960 p1

[Note: Son of  Earnest Lincoln & Maggie (Gilbert) Libby; married  Sarah Ellen "Ella" Rhodes 12 Jun 1890 - 12 Oct 1975]

E. L. “Lige” Libby, 71, owner and operator of Gamble’s store in Ozark for the past 13 years, died at his home in Ozark at 12:20 p.m. Friday. Mr. Libby was a member of the Linn Creek Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Ella; two sons, Warren E. Libby of Union and Ernest Libby of Ozark; two daughters, Ila May and Ruth, both of the home, one brother, Ray Libby of Camdenton; two sisters, Mrs. Lottie Shipman of Camdenton and Mrs. Eva Carl of Tulsa; and four grandchildren. Arrangements are under direction of Chaffin of Ozark.

 

Libby, Ila Mae 26 Apr 1919 - 20 Feb 2006 SN-L 22 Feb 2006

[Note: Daughter of Ernest Lige & Sarah Ellen "Ella" (Rhodes) Libby]

Ila Mae Libby, age 86, of Ozark, passed away Monday in Ozark Nursing and Care Center, Ozark. She was born April 26, 1919, in Tulsa, Okla., the daughter of Ernest Lige and Sarah Ellen "Ella" Rhoades Libby. Ila was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ozark. Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Marjoria Libby, Springfield, and Lucille Libby, Union; two nieces, Diane Smith, Ozark, and Phyllis Vollmer, Union; a nephew, Gary Libby, Springfield; and many great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Ernest G. and Warren E. Libby; a sister, Ruth Libby; a niece, D. Sue Copeland; and a great-nephew, Robert E. Smith. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Terry Kendrick officiating. Burial will follow in Ozark Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, immediately before the service. Memorial donations may be made to any hospice organization.

 

Libby, Marjoria Leona (Goetz) 22 Feb 1916 - 30 Sep 2006 SN-L 2 Oct 2006

[Note: Daughter of Andrew Otto & Lou May (Link) Goetz; married 27 Jul 1936 Ernest Gilbert Libby 25 Dec 1913 - 11 Mar 1995]

Marjoria Leona Libby, age 90, of Ozark, passed away Saturday, September 30, 2006, in James River Care Center, Springfield. She was born February 22, 1916, in Purdy, the daughter of Andrew Otto and Lou May (Link) Goetz. She was united in marriage to Ernest Gilbert Libby on July 27, 1936. She was a retired civil service employee, a member of First Baptist Church of Ozark, and Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter #98. Survivors include a daughter, Diane Smith and husband, Richard, Ozark; three grandchildren, Holly Zelinsky and husband, Jeff, Woodbury, Minnesota, Andrew Smith and his wife, Tatyana, Aurora, and Michael Smith, Ozark; two great-grandchildren, Steven Brandner and Sarah Zelinsky, both of Woodbury, Minnesota; Steven's father, John Brandner, St. Paul, Minnesota; and a sister, Murrel McDougal and husband, M.M., Portland, Oregon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest, in 1995; a daughter, Sue Copeland; a grandson, Robert Smith; a sister, Juanita Blessing and husband, Clifford; and two brothers, Ralph Goetz and Jack Goetz and wife, Antoinette. Visitation for family and friends will be from 1 to 3 p.m. today, Oct. 2, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. A private graveside funeral will be in Ozark Cemetery, with Dr. Edwin Burris officiating. Memorials may be made to Community Hospices of America in Springfield, or to the charity of the donor's choice.


Leonardi, Sylvio A. 1917 - 18 Jun 2009 SN-L 21 Jun 2009 & CCH-N 24 Jun 2009

[Note: married 1948 June]

Sylvio A. Leonardi, 91, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2009, at his home in Nixa, following a long illness. He was born in Quecreek, Pennsylvania and enjoyed working with children in Boy Scouts and 4-H. He was a graduate of the University of Georgia School of Forestry. He was married to June and they just celebrated their 60 years of marriage. He is survived by his wife, June Leonardi; his son, Charles Leonardi, and his daughter, Robin Hall and husband John, all of Nixa. He was a wonderful grandpa to his five grandchildren and his five great-grandchildren. A graveside service with full military honors will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, 5201 S. Southwood, Springfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Aldersgate United Methodist Church Building Fund, 460 W. Aldersgate Drive, Nixa, Missouri 65714 or to the Alzheimer's Association, 1500 S. Glenstone, Springfield, Missouri 65804.

Leone, John Louis  20 Jun 1929 - 31 May 2011 SN-L 3 Jun 2011
[Note: Son of John & Agnes (  ) Leone; married 1965 Geraldine Leone]
John Louis Leone, 81, died Tuesday at his son's home in Ozark, Missouri after battling a long illness. He was born to the late John and Agnes Leone, June 20, 1929, in Niagara Falls, New York. John received a BA with distinction from Arizona State College at Tempe in 1953 and a MA from State University of New York at Buffalo in 1955. He married the late Geraldine Leone in 1965 and together lived in the greater Buffalo and Niagara Falls metropolitan areas for more than 40 years until relocating to Ozark. John served in the United States Army and was employed by New York State as a high school Special Education teacher until he retired in 1988. John was passionate about making a difference in the lives of his students in ways others couldn't. John loved sports whether it was individual participation or attendance, coaching or supporting his children's events. John also devoted much of his time and energy as a caregiver to his mother until she passed away at age 90. John is survived by two children, Jason Leone of Ozark and Jon Leone of Las Vegas; four grandchildren, Ethan, Alexis, Tyler, and Jonathan; and two siblings, Joseph Leone of Niagara Falls and Leonard Leone of Chicago. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday at Immaculate Conception Parish. Condolences may be sent to 6301 Riverglen Road, Ozark, MO 65721. Under the direction of Walnut Lawn Funeral Home.

Lepchenske, Mabel Elizabeth (?) Presson 1915 - 13 Jun 1988   OH 23 Jun 1988

Mabel Elizabeth Lepchenske; 72, of Springfield, died at 10:10 p.m. June 13 at Cox Medical Center South after a long illness. Services for Mrs. Lepchenske were held June 16 at the Ayre-Goodwin Chapel, with the Rev. Charles Hufft officiating. Burial was in White Chapel Cemetery. A resident of Springfield for 37 years, Mrs. Lepchenske had been employed by Southwestern Bell Telephone as a chief operator. She was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church, and of the Eastern Star Crescent Chapter No. 21. Survivors include a son, Charles Presson, Nixa; a sister, Onis Oaks, Poplar Bluff; and two grandchildren.

Lester, Helen Louise 10 Oct 1928 - 24 Jul 2004  SN-L 27 Jul 2004

[Note: married Marion Corwin Lester 10 Feb 1924 - 31 Jul 2003]

Helen Louise Lester of Ozark, Mo., died at St. John's Hospital on Saturday, July 24, 2004, at the age of 75. Visitation is today, July 27, 2004, from 5 to 6 p.m. in Walnut Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be July 28, 2004, at 11 a.m. in Missouri Baptist Home Chapel, Ozark, Mo., with burial in Missouri Veterans Cemetery.

Lester, Linda Kaye 26 Jan 1958 - 24 Dec 2004 SN-L 28 Dec 2004

Linda Kaye Lester, age 46, Springfield, passed away Friday in her home. Graveside memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Walnut Lawn Funeral Home, Springfield.

Lester, Nancy (?) 23 Sep 1911 - Mar 1979 OH 22 Mar 1979 p11

[Note: married Michael Lester 15 Oct 1907 - 15 Nov 1995]

Funeral services for Mrs. Michael Lester, 67, of Billings, were held Wednesday in Kansas City. Her husband was among those surviving. She had been a resident of Billings and Republic for the past 18 years.

Lethco, Claude 1894 - 25 Nov 1967 CCR 30 Nov 1967 p1

Funeral services for Claude Lethco, 73, of Ava, were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Clinkingbeard Chapel with the Revs. Robert Halstean and Ira Bray officiating. Military rites were conducted at graveside in Ava Cemetery by the Ava American Legion., A native of Christian County, Mr. Lethco was reared in Douglas County. He died at 11:45 a.m. Saturday when struck by a car as he was walking along Douglas County OO, 13 miles southwest of Ava. Mo. He was killed instantly, according to officers. A veteran of Word War I, Mr. Lethco worked in Indian Service for the federal government upon retirement from the U. S. Army in 1919. He was then employed by the Internal Revenue Service until his retirement in 1955. Surviving are a brother, Joesph W. , Arlington, Va., and a sister, Mrs. Gertrude Deeds, Pryor, Okla.

Lethem, Kathleen Marie (Rains) 26 Sep 1964 - 30 Sep 2003 CCH-N 22 Oct 2003 & SN-L 3 Oct  2003

[Note: Daughter of Douglas & Carolyn (  ) Rains]

Kathleen Marie (Rains) Lethem, age 39, of Chadwick, died Sept. 30 in Cox South Hospital, after a long struggle with her illness.  She was born Sept. 26, 1964 in Bellflower, Calif. She had been employed by Georgia's Poultry Company in Springdale, Ark. before her illness.  Kathy was a loving mother and a good friend to whomever she met and was always easy to get along with. When she was well she always had a smile on her face.  Survivors include: Her son, Cole Lethem, Mineola, Kan.; her mother and step-father, Carolyn and Bill Thurman, Chadwick; her father and step-mother, Douglas and Phyllis Rains, Ash Grove; two brothers, Edward Rains, Germany and Travis Whitman, Sparta; aunts; and uncles.  A graveside funeral was at 2 p.m. Oct. 4 in Sparta Cemetery with Rev. Wayne Ferry officiating.  Visitation was be from 6-7 p.m. Oct. 3 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

©Ozarks Newsstand 2003

Letsinger, Cecil 27 Apr 1901 - 2 Jun 1979 OH 7 Jun 1979 p10

Services for Cecil Letsinger, 78 of Mansfield, father of Mrs. Florence Moore, Ozark, were held Wednesday in the Clinkingbeard Chapel, Ava with the Revs. Lawrence Applegate and R. E. Hensley officiating, Burial was in Prairie Hollow Cemetery. Mr. Letsinger died Saturday in an Ava nursing home after a long illness.

Letsinger, Clara Elsie (Gregory) Kelley 6 Sep 1911 - 23 Mar 1997 CCH-N 29 Mar 1997

[Note: Daughter of Carlie & Susan (Tennison) Gregory; married 8 Jan 1930 Thomas Kelley 1905 - 1963; married 18 Jun 1957 Harold Letsinger]

Clara Elsie Gregory Kelley Letsinger, 85, Ozark, died Sunday, March 23, 1997 in Cox Medical Center, South. Clara, a homemaker, was born September 6, 1911 in Reeds Spring, Mo., the daughter of Carlie and Susan Tennison Gregory. She was married to Thomas Kelley, January 8, 1930 and Harold Letsinger, June 18, 1957. Both husbands preceded her in death. She was a loving and caring person. She enjoyed camping with her family. She had set a goal to visit all of the state parks and historical sites in the state of Missouri, which she accomplished in 1996. She is also preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter, Doris Lee; three sisters, Lillie Krumholz, Ethel Tennison, and Goldie Arnold; three brothers, Huey, Jarnes and Evert Gregory; a grandson, Ronnie Kelley; and a son-in-law, Harold Taylor. Survivors include, a son, Jim Kelley and his wife, Shirley, Seymour; a daughter, Lorene Taylor, Ozark, three sisters, Emma Roberts, Oklahoma, Pauline Hunt and Velma Butler, both of Springfield; a brother, William Gregory and his wife, Ruby, Reeds Spring; three granddaughters, Kathy Taylor, Deene Pointer, and Clara LaVita Hatfield; six grandsons, Jimmie Jr., Johnnie, Tommy, Joe, Tim and Jerry Kelley; seven great-granddaughters, Amber Leigh Wray, Nikki Ray Pointer, Connie Valdez, Jennifer Kelley Asher, Nicole Kelley, Chelsey Kelley and Christina Kelley; five great-grandsons. Christopher, Tommy Jr., Austin, Bryis and Zachery Kelley. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 1997 in 65 Full Gospel Church at Eisenhour Cemetery, Spokane. Mo. with the Rev. Bob Deeds officiating. Burial followed in the Eisenhour Cemetery under the direction of Harris a Heritage Funeral Home. Ozark.

Letterman, Anna Mae (Watkins) Perkins 10 Sept 1926 - 29 Jul 2003 13 Aug 2003

[Note: Daughter of William Franklin & Louise (Swearengin) Watkins; married ? Perkins; married Charley Luther Letterman 17 Sep 1926 - 15 Jun 2002]

Anna Mae Letterman, 76, Sparta, died July 29, 2003, in Cox South Hospital. She was born Sept. 10, 1926, in Orrick, the daughter of William Franklin Watkins and Louise (Swearengin) Watkins.  She worked for Hagale's Garment Factory for many years, and retired from Fasco. She was a member of Fellowship Lighthouse Church.  Her husband, Charley Letterman preceded her in death June 15, 2002. Also preceding her in death were a son, Howard Letterman; two infant sons; a sister, Martha June Watkins; four brothers, Eldon Lester Watkins, Robert Elmer Watkins, Almus Richard Watkins, and William Franklin Watkins, Jr., and her parents. Survivors include 12 children, Ronnie Perkins and wife Karen, Ozark, Barbara Blankenship and husband David, Ozark, Rachel Joann Palmer Shepley and husband Bill, Charlene Hull and husband Gene, Charles Letterman and wife Linda, Pauline Letterman, Faye Maggard and husband Larry, Kathy Gideon, Neva Maggard and husband Jerry, Janice Applegate and husband Clinton, David Letterman, and Alice Brown, all of Sparta; 28 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; three brothers, James T. Watkins, Ozark, Norman Wayne Watkins, Sparta, and Albert Ray Watkins, Sparta; and two sisters, Bobbie Williams, Marshfield, and Betty Lou Fink, Bruner.  Services were at 2 p.m. Aug. 1 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Revs. Reggie Micham and Carl Thompson officiating. Burial was in Union Chapel Cemetery, Douglas County. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2003

Letterman, Arlice 26 Jun 1920 - 4 Apr 1989 NE 13 Apr 1989

[Note: Son of Seburn & Ruby (Cook) Letterman]

Services for Arlice Letterman, 68, Sparta, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8 in Harris Funeral Home. 301 W. Church Street, Ozark. Burial was in Union Chapel Cemetery, Fordland. Mr. Letterman, a retired farmer, died at 4:25 p.m. Tuesday, April 4 in his car on Highway 14, Sparta, after an apparent heart attack.

Letterman, Charley Luther 17 Sep 1926 - 15 Jun 2002  CCH-N 26 Jun 2002

[Note: Son of Seburn & Ruby (Cook) Letterman; married Anna Mae Watkins 10 Sept 1926 - 29 Jul 2003 m/1 Perkins]

Charley Luther Letterman, 75, Sparta, passed away June 15, 2002, in Cox Medical Center South. He was born Sept. 17, 1926, near Ongo, the son of Seburn and Ruby (Cook) Letterman. Preceding him in death were his parents; a son, Howard; two infant sons; a brother, Arlice; and an infant brother. He retired from Fasco Industries in 1988. Survivors include his wife, Anna Mae; 12 children and their spouses, Ronnie and Karen Perkins, and Barbara and David Blankenship, all of Ozark, Rachel Joann Palmer Shepley and Bill, Charlene and Gene Hull, Charles and Linda Letterman, Pauline Letterman, Faye and Larry Maggard, Kathy Gideon, Neva and Jerry Maggard, Janice and Clinton Applegate, David and Gina Letterman, and Alice Brown, all of Sparta; 24 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Inis Phillips, Greeley, Colo., and Alice Wright, Ault, Colo. Funeral services were held June 19 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Carl Thompson and Rev. James "Hobo" Applegate officiating. Burial will follow in Union Chapel Cemetery, Douglas County.

Letterman, Florence (Bowden) 10 Dec 1897 - 6 Jun 1974 OH 20 Jun 1974 p7

[Note: Daughter of  Samuel W. & Louisa Ann (Price) Bowden; married  Joe E. Letterman 16 Jun 1893 - 17 Oct 1976]

SPARTA - Funeral services for Mrs. Florence Letterman, 78. of Sparta was at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Harris Chapel in Ozark with Dwayne Bray officiating. Burial will be in the Sparta Cemetery. Mrs. Letterman, a lifelong Sparta resident, died at 4:25 p.m. Thursday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield after a short illness.

Letterman, Freeman E. 24 Sep 1917 - 11 Apr 1982 OH 15 Apr 1982 p9

[Note: Son of Joe E. & Florence (Bowden) Letterman; married Mary Kathryn]

Services for Freeman E. Letterman, 64, Springfield, were held April 14 at Klingner Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Lester Myers officiating, Burial was in Rock Prairie Cemetery in Dallas County. Mr. Letterman died April 11 in St. John’s Regional Health Center after an 18-month illness. Survivors include his wife, Mary Kathryn; six sons, Charles, Danny A. and Stevie J, all of Springfield, Freeman, Jr., Nixa, Donald O., Republic, and David R., Pensacola, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. Sandra S. Mitchell, Clever, and Mrs. Shirley Duncker,  Springfield; two brothers, Junior, Sparta, and Bob, Fair Grove; two sisters, Mrs. Lottie Robinson, Webster Groves, Ark.. [Sic - actually Western Grove], and Mrs. Joan Staley, Albuquerque, N. M.; 18 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Letterman, Gloria Marie (Hancock) 13 Mar 1925 - 27 Dec 1978 OH 28 Dec 1978 p6

[Note: married Francis Letterman]

Mrs. Gloria Marie Letterman, 53 of 1342 N. Ethyl was dead on arrival at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cox Medical Center of natural causes. Mrs. Letterman was a lifelong resident of Springfield. Survivors include her husband, Francis, a son, Paul Eugene Hancock, 1810 W. Chestnut; two brothers, Kenneth E. Hancock, Rogersville and Clyde Hancock, Kansas City and five grandchildren.

Letterman, Howard Lee 12 Aug 1958 - 31 Aug 1969   CCR 4 Sep 1959 p1

[Note: Son of Charley Luther & Anna Mae (Watkins) Letterman; dates from a cemetery reading do not match age in obit - should birthdate be 1955??

Elkhead Youth Died in Fiery One-Car Crash

A one-car crash late Sunday in Route T, seven miles east of Oldfield, claimed the life of 14-year-old Howard Letterman of Elkhead. Letterman was a passenger in an auto driven by his brother, Charles, 18, when it pulled to the wrong side of the road, met another vehicle and cut sharply to the right. The car plunged off a 40-foot embankment, wrapped around a tree and burst into flames, trapping young Letterman inside. Charles Letterman was admitted to St. John’s Hospital in serious condition with burns, lacerations and abrasions, Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charley Letterman; another brother, David of the home; seven sisters, Mrs. Charlene Hull, Elkhead, Mrs. Pauline Stall, Ava and Fay, Kathy, Neva June, Janice and Alice, all of the home; a half brother, Ronnie Joe Perkins, Ozark; two half sisters, Mrs. Barbara Blankenship, Ozark, and Mrs. Joan Cornelius, Seymour; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Louise Watkins and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ruby Letterman, both of Bruner. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Bruner Baptist church, with the Rev. Joe Lafferty officiating. Burial was in Union Chapel Cemetery under direction of Harris Funeral Home of Ozark.

Letterman, Joe E. 16 Jun 1893 - 17 Oct 1976 OH 21 Oct 1976 p11

[Note: Son of Jack & Margaret (  ) Letterman; married Florence Bowden 10 Dec 1897 - 6 Jun 1974]

SPARTA - Joe Letterman, 84, Sparta, died at 9:15 p.m. Sunday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield after a two-week illness. A native of the Niangua area, Mr. Letterman had been a resident of Sparta since 1924. He formerly worked for the Missouri Highway Department for 35 years. Surviving are two sons, Freeman and Bobby, both of Springfield and Junior of Sparta; two daughters, Mrs. Lottie Robinson, Western Grove, Ark. and Mrs. Joan Staley, Tucson, Ariz.; two sisters, Mrs. Nettie Jordan, Springfield, and Mrs. Essie Rader, Marshfield; two brothers, Clarence and Porter, both of Niangua; 19 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Harris of Ozark will announce arrangements.

Letterman, Junior P. 5 May 1932 – 30 Aug 1997  CCH-N 6 Sep 1997

[Note: Son of Joe E. & Florence (Bowden) Letterman; married Lella Patterson]

Junior P. Letterman, 65, of Sparta, died Saturday, August. 30, 1997 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born May 5, 1932 in Bruner and was the son of Joe and Florence (Bowden) Letterman. He lived throughout his life in the Sparta area and on December 8. 1952 married Lella Patterson. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. Mr. Letterman served Christian County as Eastern Commissioner for twelve years. He enjoyed his work as a farmer and was also a heavy equipment operator. Survivors include: his wife, Lella; two children and their spouses, Ronald and Faye Letterman, Springfield, and Connie and Greg Schreiner, Sparta; five grandchildren, Melissa, Joseph, and Joshua Letterman, and Matthew and Miranda Schreiner;  a brother, Bob Letterman and his wife, Ann, Fair Grove; two sisters, Lottie Robertson, Western Grove, Arkansas, and Joan Staley and her husband, Larry, Winnemucca, Nevada; a niece raised in the home, Donna Dodd and her husband, Orville, Cache, Oklahoma; and several other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Cleona Pierce, and a brother, Freeman Letterman. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 3, 1997 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Dwayne Bray officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.

Letterman, Ruby (Cook) 29 Feb 1904 - 4 Jul 1993 OH 7 Jul 1993

[Note: Daughter of Homer & Laura (Swearengin) Cook; married Seaborn A. Letterman 28 Aug 1888 - 6 Apr 1948 - husband buried Springfield National Cemetery]

Ruby Letterman, 89, Elkhead, died Sunday, July 4, 1993 in Ozark Nursing Care Center. She was born Feb 29, 1904 in the DePew Community in Douglas County, the daughter of Homer Cook and Laura Swearengin Cook. She was a member of the Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Seaborn Letterman in 1948; a son, Arlice Letterman, and an infant son. Survivors include a son, Charley Letterman, and his wife, Anna Mae, Sparta; two daughters, Inis Phillips, Eaton, Colo., and Alice Wright, and her husband, Elvis, Greeley, Colo.; two brothers, Hiram Cook, Springfield, and Oden Cook, Austin, Texas; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 7,in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Carl Thompson officiating. Burial will be at Union Chapel Cemetery.

Letterman, Sherman 3 Mar 1927 - 5 Sep 2007

[Note: Son of James & Flora (  ) Letterman; married 1947 Mary Lou Richardson 10 Nov 1931 - 22 May 2009  m/2 Barnett; married 22 Jun 1971 Mary Louise Stoddard 27 Sep 1926 - 23 Oct 2006 m/1 Hay]

Sherman Letterman, 80, Springfield, formerly of Marshfield, died Wednesday, Sept. 5 in the home of his sister and her husband. He was a CU Gas Construction Foreman, retiring after 38 years of service. Sherman attended high school in Marshfield before being drafted. He served two years in the U.S. Army as an airplane mechanic, and returned to graduate from high school in 1947. He was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church. On June 22, 1971, he married Mary Louise (Stoddard) Letterman, who preceded him in death. Others who preceded him in death include mother Flora Letterman; father James Letterman; sister Evalee Henderson; brother Jim Letterman; and baby daughter, Tricia Lynn. Survivors include sons Dwayne Letterman and wife Helen, and Dwight Letterman and wife Paula; stepchildren Gary Hay and wife Judi, Mark Hay and wife M'Liss, and Sandy Simpson and husband David; grandchildren Cheri Herrera, Lance, Heath, Chad, and John Letterman, Rebekah and Nathan Hay, Rob Crocker and Kali Simpson, Stacey Colclazier and Kristy Gaunt, Micah and Ryan Hay, J'Nell Weiler and Josh Jones; great-grandchildren Chelsea, Gavin and Isabella Herrera, Sydney, Madison, Blake and Brett Letterman, and Kylie and Kade Gaunt; sister Wanda Joan Murphy and husband Kenton; and many nieces, nephews and special friends who loved him. Thank you to St. John's Hospice, and Drs. Fred Farris and Kelvin VanOsdol. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 in Greenlawn Funeral Home East, officiated by Hosea Bileu. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Funeral Home North.

 

 

Letts, Frances Matilda “Fanny“ (Earnhart) 17 Feb 1875 - 14 Sep 1956 CCR 27 Sep 1956 p1

[Note: Daughter of George & Eva line (Wise) Earnhart]

Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Matilda  Letts, 81, who died Sept. 14 at her home on route 1, Billings were held Sept 16 in the Union City Church with Rev. Walter McKnight officiating. Burial was in the Antioch Baptist Church. A native of Tennessee, she came to the Ozarks with her family at the age of 13 in a covered wagon and they settled on a tract of land northeast of Clever. She was converted at an early age and united with the Antioch Baptist Church. Services include two sons, Everett Letts of Crane and Glen Letts of the home; one brother, John Earnhart of Marionville; 10 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Letts, Glenn 18 Jan 1909 - 24 Oct 1971 CCR 28 Oct 1971 p8

[Note: Son of ? & Frances Matilda “Fanny” (Earnhart) Letts;  married 3 Jun 1932 Dollie Cordelia Blair 18 Jun 1910 - 3 Sep 2006]

Glenn Letts, 61, of Billings, died at 2:45 p.m. Sunday in St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. He is survived by his wife, Dollie; six daughters, Mrs. Corine Payne, Odessa, Mrs. Mary Lou Stafford, Peculiar, Mrs. Gladys Allman, Kansas City, Mrs. Charlene Jackson, Crane, Mrs. Dorothy Davis, Billings, and Mrs. Ruth Scriven, Kansas City; two sons, Douglas Letts, Dover, Ark. and Sgt. Junior Letts, stationed in Germany; 32 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Union City Community church, with the Revs. Pete Wells and Victor Horton officiating. Burial was in Wright Cemetery under direction of Cantrell, of Clever.

Letts, Dollie Cordelia (Blair) 18 Jun 1910 - 3 Sep 2006 SN-L 6 Sep 2006

[Note: Daughter of Millard & Beadie (Drewery) Blair; married 3 Jun 1932 Glenn Letts 8 Jan 1909 - Oct 1971]

Dollie Cordelia Letts departed this life September 3rd, 2006, at the Ozark's Methodist Manor in Marionville, Missouri, following a brief illness. A long time resident of the Union City area, she was known as "Aunt Dollie? or "Grandma Dollie" to her family and neighbors. Dollie had worked in area canning factories, egg plants, and garment factories; in her later life she enjoyed tending her flowers, vegetables, and grandchildren. A lifelong Christian she was a member of the Union City Community Church. Born June 18th, 1910, in Witt Springs, Arkansas, to Millard Blair and Beadie Drewery Blair. Dollie was united in marriage to Glenn Letts on June 3rd, 1932. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Silas, Sam, Audie, Bruney, Turney, and Orbrie Blair; sisters, Etta Isreal and Dottie Lofitn; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild; son-in-law, William Payne; and a daughter, Gladys Allman, who sang with the angels at their reunion in Heaven. Dollie is survived by seven children: two sons, Douglas Casey and wife, Rose, of Dover Ark., Junior Letts and wife, Elizabeth, Hopkinsville, Ky.; five daughters, MaryLou Stafford and husband, Lawrence, of Harrisonville, Mo., Corrine Payne of Bolivar, Mo., Charlene Jackson and husband, Dale, of Crane, Mo., Dorothy Davis of Billings, Mo., and Geneva Houston and husband, John, of Clever, Mo.; a brother, Henry Blair of Eucha, Okla.; 34 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, along with a host of other friends and relatives. Visitaion will be today, September 6, in Meador's Chapel Clever between the hours of 7 and 9 p.m. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 7th, also in Meador's Chapel Clever with the Rev. Allen Maples officiating. Burial following in Wright's Cemetery, south of Union City. In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to the Wright's Cemetery, the Gideon's or the charity of their choice.

Leucke, Alma (Peterson) 26 Sep 1893 - 15 Mar 1930 CCR 20 Mar 1930

[Note: Daughter of David & Elizabeth (Ogle) Peterson; married Frank G. Leucke]

Mrs. Alma Leucke, wife of Frank Leucke, died at their home in Nixa Saturday, March 15, 1930, at 10 p.m. at the age of 36 years. She leaves her husband, two sons and one daughter, besides other relatives and friends, to mourn her departure. Funeral services were held in the Christian church in Nixa Monday, March 17, at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. B. Frank West, after which the remains were shipped to Plymouth, Wisc., by T.B. Chaffin of Ozark.

Leuzinger, Jacob J. 5 Sep 1864 - 18 Oct 1945 CCR 25 Oct 1945 p1

[Note: Son of Jacob J. & Margarette (Kubber) Lewzinger; married Regena Kublar 28 Jul 1860 - 2 Mar 1915]

Jacob J. Leuzinger, 81, pioneer resident of Billings, passed away Oct. 18, 1945,at the home of a granddaughter at 2400 N. Robertson in Springfield, Mo. Mr. Leuzinger was born in Switzerland in 1864 and came to this country with his parents when he was 15 years of age. The family lived in St. Louis four years then moved to the Billings community, where Mr. Leuzinger spent his entire lifetime. He was united in marriage to Miss Regena Kublar and to this union were born two children. His wife preceded him in death some 31 years ago. Survivors include one son, Walter of Billings; one daughter, Mrs. Will Brake of Billings; four grandchildren and one great grandson. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Billings Evangelical church with Rev. Vernon Curles of Springfield officiating. Burial was made in the Rose Hill cemetery under direction of the Maples Funeral Home of Billings.

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Leuzinger, Jacob J. 5 Sep 1864 - 18 Oct 1945

Jacob J. Leuzinger, 81, pioneer resident of Billings passed away Oct. 18, 1945 at the home of a granddaughter at 2400 North Robertson in Springfield, Mo. Mr. Leuzinger was born in Switzerland in 1864 and came to this country with his parents when he was 15 years of age. The family lived in St. Louis four years then moved to the Billings community, where Mr. Leuzinger spent his entire lifetime. He was united in marriage to Miss Regina Kublar and to this union were born two children. His wife preceded him in death 31 years ago. Survivors include one son, Walter of Billings; one daughter, Mrs. Will Brake of Billings; four grandchildren and one great-grandson. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at two o’clock in the Billings Evangelical church with Rev. Vernon Curles of Springfield officiating. Burial was made in the Rose Hill cemetery under the direction of the Maples Funeral Home of Billings. (Christian County Republican, 20 October 1945). Contributed by Bill Goss.

Levan, Elona (Sanders) 10 Mar 1909 - 28 May 2003 CCH-N 11 Jun 2003

[Note: Daughter of Harry & Julie (  ) Sanders; married Edgar Levan 11 Feb 1902 - Jul 1969]

Elona Levan was born March 10, 1909, at Ava. She died May 28, 2003, at the Heart of the Ozarks Nursing Home in Ava. She was a housewife and mother.  Levan loved farm life, gardening and canning.  She was preceded in death by her husband Edgar; her parents Henry and Julie Sanders; four children, Lorene Keeton, Arlena Suskey, Raymond Levan and Vernon Levan; seven brothers and four sisters; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Survivors include three sons and their wives, Albert and Maxine, Davenport, Iowa, Melvin and Peggy, Arthur and Nancy, all of Ava, four daughters and their husbands, Irene and Bill Gulliver, Bolivar, Reba and Les Howe, Ozark, Ark., Joanna and Robert Lipsey, Campbell, and Arletta Dewhurst, Van Buren; one sister Mary Boehl, Bettendorf, Iowa, 28 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  She was saved and baptized, and was a member of Ava General Baptist Church. Services were at 10 a.m. June 2, in Mt. Tabor Church, near Ava, with the Revs. Oren Alcorn and Robert Roberts officiating. Burial was in Mt. Tabor Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

©Ozarks Newsstand 2003

Leverington, Dorothy (Bellflower) Coots DeCamp Wright 1 May 1922 - 6 Apr 1988 OH 14 Apr 1988

[Note: Daughter of Ernest & Pearl (  ) Bellflower; married ? Coots; married ? DeCamp; married 1948 Roy Wright 8 Dec 1904 - Jun 1974 ; married Jul 1975 Kenneth Leverington 1 Sep 1916 - Aug 1984]

Dorothy Wright Leverington, 65, of Rogersville, died April 6 in her home following a long illness. Services for Mrs. Leverington were held Saturday in Marsh Funeral Home, Rogersville, with Lovell DeBusk officiating. Burial was in Panther Valley Cemetery. Mrs. Leverington was born May 1, 1922, in Henryetta, Oklahoma, to Ernest and Pearl Bellflower. She was a member of the Antioch Church of Christ. She was married to Roy Wright in 1948; he preceded her in death in 1974. She married Kenneth Leverington in July, 1975. He preceded her in death in 1984. Mrs. Leverington's survivors include four sons, Belvie Coots; Rogersville, Gideon DeCamp, Phoenix, Arizona, Kenneth Leverington, Springdale, Arkansas, and David Leverington, Red Level, Alabama; two daughters, Janice Horner, Springdale, Arkansas, and Sharon Neihart, Las Vegas, Nevada; two brothers, Lonnie Burgans, Springfield, Oregon, and John Estick, Patrick, South Carolina; two sisters, Ruby Homestead, St. Helens, Oregon, and Georgie Dexter, Long Grove, Oklahoma; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Lewellen, Lois E. (Arndt) 22 Feb 1949 - 27 Feb 1985  OH 18 Apr 1985 p11

[Note: Daughter of Curtis F. & Dorothy (Walker) Arndt; married Ross E. Lewellen]

Graveside services for Lois E. Lewellen, 36, New Orleans, La., were held April 17 at Springfield National Cemetery with the Rev. Leeroye Maples officiating. Burial was under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home South. Mrs. Lewellen died as a result of a drowning in the Mississippi River on February 27. Her body was found April 3. A graduate of Nixa High School, she was a former resident of the Nixa and Springfield communities. Survivors include her husband, Gunnery Sgt. Ross E. of the U. S. Marine Corps; a son, Joshua, of the home; two daughters, Sherry and Melissa, both of the home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis F. Arndt, Highlandville; two brothers, Curtis Arndt, Indianapolis, Ind. and Carl Arndt, St. Charles; five sisters, Doris Owens, Colorado Springs, Jackie Nelson, Manitowoc, Wisc., Karen Anhalt, Cato, Wis., Joyce Linebaugh, Nixa and Janet Call, Reeds Spring.

Lewellen, Lula May (Ware) 1 Jan 1877 - 17 Aug 1931 CCR 27 Aug 1931 p8

[Note: Daughter of Morton & Mary (Moran) Ware; married 30 Dec 1900 Andrew C. Lewellen 1 Aug 1876 - 18 May 1952]

Lula May Lewellen was born Jan. 1, 1877, and departed this life at her home 14 miles northwest of Nixa Aug. 17, 1931, at the age of 54 years, 7 months and 17 days. She was married to Andrew C. Lewellen Dec. 30, 1900. To this union were born five children, one having preceded her in death. Those living are Mrs. Maurin Wilson of Arkansas, Cedric, Lloyd and Marie Alice of the home address. She leaves to mourn her going the husband and children, two sisters and two brothers, other relatives and many friends. She was a kind and loving mother and companion and will be missed by one and all. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 19, at the home with Rev. R.C. Harding officiating. Burial was made in the Delaware cemetery under the direction of Rasco Harding and Wilburn Maples Funeral Home.

Lewin, Ruth (Collins) 1898 - 10 Oct 1960 CCR 13 Oct 1960 p5

[Note: Daughter of Horace Porter & Daisy Bell (McGinnis) Collins; married Bert Jesse Lewin 8 Oct 1898 - 25 Sep 1987]

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Collins Lewin, 62, a former resident of Ozark and Springfield, who died at 2 a.m. Monday at her home in Sierra Madre, Calif., will be in California. A native of Christian County, Mrs. Lewin lived in Springfield for several years before moving to California about 30 years ago. She is survived by her husband, Bert; two sister, Mrs. Floy Bowler, 1034 South Florence, Springfield, and Mrs. George Wood of Carthage; and a brother, Horace Collins, Anaheim, Calif.

Lewis, Amanda (   ) Harrold 1873 - 18 Feb 1964 CCR 20 Feb 1964 p1

Mrs. Amanda Lewis, 90 of 1906 South Maryland, Springfield died at 2:40 p.m. Tuesday in the Kimbrough Rest Home. Mrs. Lewis was a member of the Christian Church in Richland, where she once lived. Survivors include a son, William I. Harrold, Richland; a daughter, Mrs. Cecile Davis, 1906 South Maryland, Springfield; two step-daughters, Mrs. Irene Cole of Dallas, and Mrs. Laverne Albauck of Richland, 10 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 14 great-great grandchildren. Mrs. Ivan Coyle of Ozark is a granddaughter. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Christian Church of Richland. The Rev. Eugene Earp will officiate and burial will be in Freedom Cemetery under direction of Rainey.

Lewis, Anna Mae (Dunn) 31 Mar 1912 - 31 Mar 2007 CCH-N 18 Apr 2007

[Note: Daughter of Ralph & Ella Rose (Ingenthron) Dunn; married 15 Feb 1930 Dean Lewis]

Anna Mae Lewis, 95, of Rockaway Beach, passed away on March 31, 2007, at her residence. She was born March 31, 1912, at Forsyth, the daughter of  Ralph and Ella Rose (Ingenthron) Dunn. Anna Mae was a lifetime resident of Taney County. She married Dean Lewis on Feb. 15, 1930. To this union one son was born. Anna Mae worked along side her husband on the family farm. She worked over 40 years at the Merriam Company at Hotel Taneycomo at Rockaway Beach and 10 years at Fasco Industries in Ozark. Survivors include her son, David D. Lewis of Rockaway Beach, and special friends Brenda and Danny Neal and family, numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Dean Lewis, brothers W. J. "Bill" Dunn and Rev. Mitchell R. Dunn. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 3, 2007, at 2 p.m. at the Forsyth Whelchel Chapel. Visitation was held on Monday, April 2, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial was held at the Ozarks Memorial Park in Branson. In lieu on flowers, memorials may be made to the Forsyth Swam Cemetery or Walnut Shade Cemetery funds care of Forsyth Whelchel Chapel, P.O. Box 425, Forsyth, 65653.   ©Ozarks Newsstand 2007

Lewis, Charles 9 Apr 1859 - 17 Dec 1942 CCR 24 Dec 1942 p8

[Note: Son of Jake & ? (?) Lewis; married Nancy Jane Tucker 22 Dec 1861 - 9 Apr 1949]

Charles Lewis, 81, a resident of Christian County for more then 50 years, died Dec. 17, 1942, He was married to Nancy Jane Tucker who survived, and to this union were born ten children: five sons and five daughters; Survivors include Sammie of Bremerton, Wash., Wesley of Anthony Co., Kansas, Jake of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, Dan of San Francisco, CA, Mrs. Tilda Whitlock of Highlandville, Mrs. Grace Winslow of Sparta, and Iva Mooney of Sparta, Mrs. Stella Vaughn of Sacramento, CA, Mrs. Myrtle Newberry of Kansas City,  one son Riley of Ozark who preceded him in death in 1940, other survivors include a brother Jim Lewis of Sparta, a sister Mrs. Cynthia Wilkerson, of Joplin, 41 grandchildren and 62 great-grandchildren. Thursday, December 24, 1942    Christian County Republican. Contributed by Clara Jaramillo.

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Lewis, Charles 9 Apr 1859 - 17 Dec 1942 CCR 31 Dec 1942 p1

We wish to thank all our friends and neighbors for their kindness and help during the illness and death of our beloved father, Charles Lewis. We deeply appreciate every kind deed and thought. Nancy Jane Lewis and children.

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Lewis, Charles 9 Apr 1859 - 17 Dec 1942 CCR 24 Dec 1942 p8

Charley Lewis, 81, a resident of Christian county for more than 50 years, died Dec. 17, 1942. He was married to Nancy Jane Tucker, who survives, and to this union were born ten children, five sons and five daughters. Survivors include Sammie of Bremerton, WA, Wesley of Anthony, KS, Jake of Tahlequah, OK, Dan of San Francisco, Mrs. Tilda Whitlock of Highlandville, Mrs. Grace Winslow and Mrs. Iva Mooney of Sparta, Mrs. Stella Vaughn of Sacramento, CA, and Mrs. Myrtle Newberry of Kansas City. One son, Riley, of Ozark, preceded him in death in 1940. Other survivors include a brother, Jim Lewis of Sparta, a sister, Mrs. Cynthia Wilkerson of Joplin, 41 grandchildren and 62 great grandchildren.

 

Lewis, Charles Audie 10 Aug 1940 - 14 Apr 2006  SN-L 16 Apr 2006

[Note: Son of Adron & Nellie (  ) Lewis; married 7 Aug 1980 Sharon Kay Robinson]

Charles Audie Lewis, age 65, went to meet his Lord on April 14, 2006, after a long and courageous battle with heart disease. He was born August 10, 1940, in Hinsboro, Illinois, to Nellie and Adron Lewis. He was united in marriage with Sharon Kay Robinson on August 7, 1980. Charles joined the United States Air Force four days after graduation where he served as a radar operator until 1961. Charles was then employed as a pressman for the Springfield News-Leader for 36 years until his health forced him to retire in 1997. He loved serving his church, West Finley Baptist Church, where he was a trustee. Charles had a great sense of humor and spent many hours in his shop lovingly working with wood. He could make anything out of wood, but his favorite was making toys for children. He specialized in unique wooden trains and gave hundreds of them to children. His toys have been given across the United States Canada, and Uganda, Africa. Charles was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Junior; and son, Charles Scott. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Lewis of Springfield; four sisters, Sue and Mary Lewis of Illinois; Patricia Kirk of Ash Grove, Lucy Foust of Texas; his daughters, Pam and husband, Alvin Beasley, of Everton, Lisa and husband, Todd Wolny, of Naples, Florida, Colette and husband, Bob Long, of Nixa; son, Brian and wife, Sara Lewis, of Springfield; six grandchildren, Janette Belcher, Chrystal Meier, Brandon Long, Bradley Long, Bryce Long and Lars Wolny; and many other family and friends. A celebration of his life and love will be held at West Finley Baptist Church, Fordland, Mo., on Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at 12 p.m. noon under the direction of ThiemeShadel Funeral Service at Rivermonte. Burial with full military honors will be held following the service at 2 p.m. at Missouri Veteran's Cemetery, Springfield, Mo. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 17, 2006, at the funeral home, 4500 S. Lone Pine, Springfield, MO 65804. Online personal condolences may be made at www.thieme-shadel.com.

 

Lewis, Charley L. 7 Jul 1888 - 8 Sep 1968  CCR 12 Sep 1968 p8

[Note: all other records give middle initial as L.; married Maude Melton 14 Aug 1889 - 12 Aug 1961]

Charley M. Lewis, 80, of Spokane, died at 3:10 a.m. Sunday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield. A native of Taney County, Mr. Lewis was a longtime resident of Spokane. Surviving are a son, Clarence, Springfield; four daughters, Mrs. Bessie Tate, Chestnut Ridge, Mrs. Mary E. Weatherman, Galena, Mrs. Walcie Stewart, Spokane. and Mrs. Flossie Holt,. Reeds Spring; 20 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Baptist Church in Spokane with the Rev. Tommy Bilyeu officiating. Burial was in Spokane Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark.

 

Lewis, Clarence 8 Jun 1923 - 3 Aug 2006 SN-L 4 Aug 2006 & AFH 16 Aug 2006

[Note: Son of Charley L. & Maude (Melton) Lewis; married 18 Sep 1944 Cumma Hopper]

Clarence Lewis, age 83, of Ozark, passed away in his home Thursday, August 3, 2006. He was born June 8, 1923, in Pawnee, Oklahoma, the youngest of seven children of Charley and Maude (Melton) Lewis. On September 18, 1944, he and Cumma Hopper were united in marriage. Mr. Lewis was self employed as an over the road truck driver. Survivors include: His wife, Cumma; three children, Ron Lewis, of the home, Donna Doty and husband, Buck, Nixa, and Sherry Campbell, Nixa; two grandchildren, Sean Campbell and wife, Rae, and Christy Doty, all of Nixa; two great-grandchildren, Kylie Doty and Jaden Campbell; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Jackie, six brothers and sisters, and his parents. Visitation will be on Sunday, August 6, from noon until 2 p.m. in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home, with Pastor Tommy Bilyeu officiating. Burial will be in Spokane Cemetery.

 

Lewis, Clell Charles 27 Dec 1929 - 23 Aug 1979 OH 30 Aug 1979 pB2

[Note: Son of George Riley & Maud May (McGinnis) Lewis]

Charles C. Lewis, 49 of Gastonia, N. C., brother of Mrs. Pearl Workman and Mrs. Bessie Selden, both of Ozark, died Aug 23 in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Columbia, S. C. Services were held last Sunday in Gastonia with military graveside rites in a Gastonia Cemetery.

 

Lewis, Cleo 1915 - June 2005  SN-L 16 Jun 2005

Cleo Lewis, age 89, of Nixa, passed away Tuesday, in her home. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 19, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. before the service. Private burial will be in Philibert Cemetery, Kimberling City.

 

Lewis, Clifford 29 Oct 1911 - 22 Jun 1956        CCR 28 Jun 1956 p1

[Note: Son of Charles L. & Maude (Melton) Lewis]

Funeral services for Clifford Lewis, 44 of Spokane, Mo., who died Friday, June 22 at St. Johns Hospital, Springfield, after an illness of 11 days, were held Tuesday, June 26, at the Spokane Baptist Church, with Rev. Fate Montgomery officiating. Burial was in Spokane Cemetery under direction of Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. Survivors include three children, Beverly Ann, Ray Eugene and Janith Ruth; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lewis of Spokane; two brothers, Fred and Clarence Lewis of Spokane and four sisters, Mrs. Bessie Tate of Chestnutridge; Mrs. Walcie Stewart and Mrs. Flossie Holt of Spokane and Mrs. Mary Ellen Weatherman of Anaheim, Calif.

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Lewis, Clifford 29 Oct 1911 - 22 Jun 1956 CCR 28 Jun 1956 p1

Clifford Lewis, 44, of Spokane. Died early Friday at St. John’s Hospital after a lingering illness. He is survived by two daughters, Beverly Ann and Janice Ruth and a son, Roy Eugene, all of the home; two brothers, Fred and Clarence, of Spokane; four sisters, Mrs. Bessie Tate of Chestnut Ridge, Mrs. Wallice Stewart, of Spokane, Mrs. Flossie Holt of Spokane and Mrs. Mary Ellen Weatherman of Anaheim, Calif., and his parents, Mr.  and Mrs. Charley Lewis of Spokane. Funeral arrangements will be under direction of Chaffin of Ozark. Saturday, June 23, 1956  Springfield, Mo. Leader- Press

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Lewis, Clifford 29 Oct 1911 - 22 Jun 1956

Funeral services for Clifford Lewis, 44, of Spokane, who died Friday in St. John’s Hospital after a lingering illness will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Spokane Church, the Rev. Fate Montgomery officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery under direction of Chaffin of Ozark. Monday, June 25, 1956 Springfield, Mo. Leader-Press Contributed by Woody Franklin.

 

Lewis, Clyde E. “Jack” 16 Feb 1896 - 20 Apr 1971 CCR 22 Apr 1971 p4

[Note: married Elizabeth K. Starks 29 May 1899 - 24 Feb 1984]

C. E. “Jack” Lewis, 75, of Rogersville, died Tuesday afternoon at a doctor’s office in Rogersville after a long illness. He was a retired farmer and a World War I veteran. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth; two sons, Jack Lewis of Rogersville and George Lewis, employed by the U. S. government in Vietnam; and a sister, Mrs. Pearl Layton of Sparta. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Marsh of Rogersville.

Lewis, Dan Charles 14 Jan 1897 - 4 Apr 1982 OH 15 Apr 1982 p9

[Note: Son of Charles & Nancy Jane (Tucker) Lewis; married 1920 Lydia Rose Newberry 20 Dec 1903 - 29 Oct 1977]

Funeral services for Dan C. Lewis, 85, were held April 7, at the Springfield National Cemetery in Springfield. Services were conducted by Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw. He died April 4 at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital, in Columbia, following an illness of several months. Mr. Lewis was born near Ozark on Jan. 14, 1897, the son of Charley and Nancy Tucker Lewis. He grew up in Christian County, and on Aug. 13, 1917, he enlisted in the United States Army. He spent the summer of 1918 on the Western Front in France during World War I, a member of the 11th Infantry Battalion, of the 5th Infantry Division. On Oct. 16, 1918, he was wounded in action during the Mues-Argonne offensive - the last major battle of World War I. He was in an Army hospital in France when the Armistice was signed just one month later. Following his discharge from the Army on Jan,. 21, 1919, he returned to Christian County. In 1920, he was united in marriage to Lydia Newberry, and they made their home near Ozark. His wife preceded him in death in October of 1978. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Juanita Owsley, Cross Timbers; two sisters, Mrs. Stella Vaughn, Sacramento, Cal., and Myrtle Newberry, Kansas City, Kan.; seven grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

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Lewis, Dan Charles 1896 - 4 Apr 1982 OH 9 Apr 1982 p2

Graveside services for Dan C. Lewis, 85, Cross Timbers, were held April 7 in Springfield National Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw. Mr. Lewis died April 4 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Columbia after a short illness. Born and raised near Ozark, he was an Army veteran of World War I. Survivors include his daughter, Mrs. Juanita Owsley, Cross Timbers; two sisters, Mrs. Stella Vaughn, Sacramento, Calif. and Mrs. Myrtle Newberry, Kansas City, Kan.; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

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Lewis, Dan Charles 14 Jan 1897 - 4 Apr 1982 SN-L 5 Apr 1982

Graveside services for Dan C. Lewis, 85, Cross Timbers, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Springfield National Cemetery, Arrangements are under the direction of Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw.  Mr. Lewis died Sunday evening at the Veteran Administration Hospital, Columbia after a short illness. Born and raised near Ozark, he was an Army veteran of World War 1, His wife, Lydia Newberry Lewis died in 1978, in 1981 he moved to his daughter's  residence in Cross Timbers.  Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Juanita Owsley of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Stella Vaughn, Sacramento, Calif, and Mrs. Myrtle Newberry, Kansas City, Kan: seven Grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. {April 5, 1982 Springfield News Leader} Contributed by Clara Jaramillo.

 

Lehmann, Charley Ferdinand 5 Mar 1874 - 20 Aug 1947 CCR 28 Aug 1947 p1

[Note: Son of Julius Louis & Augusta (Bengsch) Lehman; some of family used 1 “n” and others two “n” on surname; married 28 Jan 1898 Mathilda Metzelthin 12 Dec 1878 - 12 Oct 1960]

Charley Ferdinand Lehman was born in Michigan on March 5, 1874, and passed away at his home southeast of Billings on Aug. 20, 1947, at 2:20 p.m. at the age of 73 years, 5 months, and 15 days. He moved to Billings at the age of three and has lived in this community since. Through his work as a thresher man and farmer, he made friends far and near. He was united in marriage to Ida Mathilda Metzelthine on Jan. 28, 1896, and to this union five children were born. He was baptized and confirmed in the St. Peters Evangelical church of Billings of which he was a member until death. Survivors are his wife, Ida Mathilda Lehmann; two daughters, Freda Zoller of Billings and Lorene LeBlond of Long Beach, Calif.; three sons, Adolph and Harry, both of Billings, and Ralph Lehmann of Long Beach, Calif.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Fred Zell, one half-sister, Mrs. Otto Miekley, both of Billings; two brothers, Emil of near Clever and Robert Lehmann of Billings; also nieces and nephews and other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Evangelical church, conducted by Rev. R.G.A. Baries. Burial was in the church cemetery under direction of the Maples Funeral Home of Billings.

 

Lehmann, Emma M. (Zoller) 30 Mar 1886 - 30 Apr 1962 CCR 3 May 1962 p1

[Note: Daughter of William L. & Anna M. (Ebertd) Zoller; married Robert Frederick Lehman 25 Mar 1881 - 6 May 1963]

Funeral services for Mrs. Robert F. Lehmann, 76. of Billings, who died at 2:45  p.m. Monday at her home, were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, in the Harris Chapel in Billings, with the Rev. R. G. A. Bareis officiating. Burial was in St. Peter’s Evangelical Cemetery. She was a lifelong resident of the Billings community. Survivors include her husband, Robert F.; a daughter, Miss Mildred M. Lehmann of the home; a brothers, Bud Zoller of Billings and three sisters, Mrs. Lena Salchow, Mrs. Anna Rauch and Mrs. Mollie Oetker, all of Billings.

 

Lehmann, Mildred M. 24 May 1910 - 21 Dec 1972 OH 28 Dec 1972 p14

[Note: Daughter of  Robert Frederick & Emma M. (Zoller) Lehmann]

Billings - Miss Mildred M. Lehman, 62, Route 1, Billings, died in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, after a long illness. Mrs. Lehmann was a lifelong resident of the Billings area. Services were under the direction of Cantrell of Billings.

 

Lehner, Frances Louise “Frankie” (Huber) Hammer 16 Dec 1917 - 27 Apr 2002  CCH-N 1 May 2002

[Note: Daughter of Henry & Rosa (Berg) Huber; married fJames Amos "Jim" Hammer; married second John David Lehner]

Frances Louise Lehner, 84, Nixa, passed away April 27, 2002, in Christian Health Care, Nixa. She was born Dec. 16, 1917, in Billings, the daughter of Henry and Rosa (Berg) Huber. Lehner, known as Frankie, worked as a presser for Lloyd's Dry Cleaners for many years. She enjoyed making friends and participating in activities at the Nixa Senior Center. She received wonderful care both while a resident at Century Pines in Ozark and Christian Health Care in Nixa, where she loved her physician, Dr. Mac. Survivors include, four sisters, Betty Harter, Billings, Mary Ann Ruscha and husband, Raymond, Verona, Rosemond Harrington and husband, Joe, Nixa, and Joan Stewart and husband, Charles, Marshfield; 18 nieces and nephews, including Beverly and Steve Gann, Judy and Doug Long, and Joe and Leanette Harrington, who helped so much with visiting and care; 35 great-nieces and nephews, including Matthew Gann and his fiancee Beth Hart, Mark and Rochelle Gann, Andrea Long and Jacob Harrington; 19 great-great-nieces and nephews, including Braxton Gann; other relatives; and many friends. She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Amos "Jim" Hammer; her second husband, John David Lehner; and her parents. Funeral services were held April 30, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Dr. Richard Eakins and Chaplain Harold Williams officiating. Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Springfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nixa Senior Center or Christian Health Care Hospice.

 

Leidy, Harry I. 13 Jan 1920 - 14 Mar 2008 SN-L 16 Mar 2008 & SN-L 17 Mar 2008

[Note; Son of Frederick Samuel & Kathryn M. (Phillips) Leidy; married 1946 Eula Kelone]

Harry I. Leidy, 88, of Springfield, Mo., passed away at 6:38 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2008, in The Gardens. He was born January 13, 1920, in Springfield, Mo., to Frederick and Kathryn Leidy. He was united in marriage to Eula Kelone in 1946. He was a past Master of Masonic United Lodge #5. He was an active member of the Shrine including the Red Cross of Constantine and Sertoma Club for the last 50 years. He was a past Patron of the Eastern Star Cresant Chapter 21 and a 65 year member of the I.B.E.W., Local 453. He was also an active member of N.E.C.A. He was preceded in death by a brother, William S. Leidy; and a sister, Marietta Mellers. He is survived by his wife, Eula; one daughter, Nancy Wallis and husband, Tom, Nixa, Mo.; one son, Robert Rick Leidy and wife, Jan, Fair Grove, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2008, in North Nixa Baptist Church with the Reverend Jerry Francisco officiating, under the direction of Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel. Burial will be in Eastlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sertoma Club.

 

Leidy, Kathryn M. (Phillips) 10 Jun 1896 - 24 Mar 1986 OH 3 Apr 1986 p5

[Note: married Frederick Samuel Leidy 6 Apr 1895 - 15 May 1955; birthdate on SSDI disagrees with age in obit]

Services for Kathryn M. Leidy, 91, Springfield, were held March 27 in Gorman-Scharpf University Chapel with Dr. James Reimer and the Rev. Maurice W. Cox officiating. Burial was in Eastlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Leidy died March 24 in Springfield Community Hospital following a long illness. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Marietta Mellers, Nixa; one son,  Harry L., Nixa; four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Second Baptist Church Memorial Fund.

 

Leigh, Charles Edward 1933 - 29 Oct 2007 SN-L 4 Nov 2007

[Note: Son of Millard & Arlie (Watts) Leigh; married Delores Briggs]

Charles Edward Leigh, 74 years old, of Hammond, La., died Monday, October 29, 2007, in North Oaks Medical Center. He was born in Ozark, Missouri. He was a retired nursing home administrator. Surviving are: grandchild and caregiver, Heather Leigh; two sons, Charles Briggs and Lt. Col. Darryl Briggs; brothers, Kenneth, David, Richard and Frankie Leigh; stepsister, Sharon Bilyee; grandchildren, Haleigh, Rose, Shelby, Savannah, Sierra and Jackson Briggs; and great-grandchild, Matthew Tarver. He is preceded in death by: wife, Dolores Briggs; parents, Millard Leigh and Argie Watts; brothers, Jimmy and William Leigh; sister, Patricia Tirres; and stepmother, Ruth Leigh. A visitation will be held at Greenlawn South Funeral Home on Monday, November 5, from 12 to 1 p.m., with services at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society , 2200 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Ste. 214, Kenner, LA 70062-4035. Condolences may be e-mailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / subject line: Leigh.

 

Leigh, Pearl (Riggins) 19 May 1900 - 26 Sep 1933 CCR 28 Sep 1933 p1

[Note: Daughter of ? & Margaret ( ) Riggins; married Van Leigh; MO DC gives father‘s name as M. ]

Too ill about 9:30 Tuesday morning and passed away at 3:30 that afternoon -- short services held Wednesday and body taken to Ramsey, Ill., for burial.  Pearl Leigh, 33 year old wife of Van Leigh, both of whom were appearing here this week with the Barker Carnival company, took suddenly ill about 9:30 o’clock Tuesday morning and passed away that afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. She is survived by the husband, her mother, Mrs. Margaret Riggins of Portland, Ore., one brother and two sisters. She was born and reared near Kirksville, Mo. Short services were held at the Klepper Funeral Home on Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Caughron officiating. The remains were taken overland that evening to Ramsey, Ill., for burial. They were accompanied by the husband and his mother, Mrs. Etta Leigh, and a niece, Miss Vinnie Howell of Chicago, who came to this city Tuesday afternoon and night after receiving the message of the death. Pearl and Van Leigh were operating the “Blue Eyes” show just north of the Merry Go Round. The cause of her death was given as pulmonary hemorrhage. Tuesday night the carnival ground remained in darkness, except for a twinkling light here and there. Across the archway to the Ferris Wheel, which heads the midway, there blazed a row of glittering lights, just below which hung a beautiful wreath. The knowledge that a trooper had passed on, the darkness of the ground on which people seek nothing but amusement, the ghostly stillness of the place, the glimmer of a tiny light here and there and the blazing gateway, draped with its wreath of flowers, wrote on every soul a wordless story. And then on Wednesday afternoon the populace again visioned another story which told itself in silence. Just before the short funeral services at the chapel, the Carnival company’s management placed the calliope at the head of the midway and while the casket containing the remains of Mrs. Leigh was being lowered into the box and then placed in the hearse the clear, plaintive, appealing notes of “Nearer My God to Thee” floated over the quietness of the street and on the still sunshiny Ozark air, were heard in every part of town. And so after all, a reverence for God and His Holiness had no end and lacks no power. From the throat of that mechanical instrument, operated almost entirely to call people to amusement, there must come an appealing power in the reverence of God and calling the thoughts of men, with the notes of “Nearer My God to Thee,” to the fact that after all, we must all some time stop and reflect. As the notes of the sacred and sweet gospel hymn, so masterfully produced by the fingers of Jimmy Gillam, one of the colored boys with the Carnival, floated into the ears of all who heard, we saw the tear leave is moistened path down the faces of men hardened to the road; we saw women of different races place their handkerchiefs to their eyes and we heard smothered sobs of thoughtfulness. And after all, God works in His mysterious way. And so Pearl Leigh may have served her days as “Blue Eyes” and she may have spent her life as a trooper, but in the last stand of her career, she suffers death and in that death hundreds are made to realize that it is the immortality of the soul that still counts for the most in everything. And as we viewed the respect and the reverence given to the memory of Pearl Leigh by the Carnival company management and every associate with the Carnival, as we see them bow their heads in sorrow and witness both men and women display no embarrassment nor offer an apology for the shedding of a tear, we cannot help but believe the souls of all men and women are the same, be they carnival trooper, traveling musician, marvelous magician, or the gospel singer of the street. The carnival associates may live their lives on the road, they may number their immediate friends and associates in the personnel of the troop, yet somewhere they have their loved ones, just as you and I have ours, and when the time comes to bow before the will of their God and their Creator, they do so willingly and unashamed before the eyes of men. The game of the road is not all roses and sunshine and when death crept into the life of Pearl and Van Leigh it was upon the dependency of friendship that they must lean. And this friendship failed them not. As the writer talked to Van Leigh just before he left Ozark we could tell by the tremor in his voice, by the redness of his eyes and the unsteadiness of his handshake, that his soul had suffered. He asked that in what we might say, that we express to the American Legion for the wreath and to the members of the Carnival company for their flowers and thoughtfulness his most sincere thanks and appreciation.

 

Leiman, Leona (Patton) Noe 1 Mar 1916 - 12 Aug 2006 SN-L 13 Aug 2006

[Note: Daughter of June & Lina (McConnell) Patton; married 14 Jan 1933 Clyde A. Noe 20 Jan 1908 - 18 Feb 1947; married William Harold  Leiman 6 Nov 1912 - 9 May 1987]

Mrs. Leona (Patton) Noe-Leiman departed this life in her sleep on August 12, 2006, at age 90. She was born March 1, 1916, in Nixa, Mo., the oldest of six children, to June and Lina Patton. Leona was preceded in death by her husband; the father of her three sons, Clyde Noe; her second husband, Harold Leiman; her mother and father; three brothers, Ivan Patton, Delmar Patton and Leonard Patton; and a sister, Mildred Blades. Leona is survived by her three sons, Eugene Noe, Strafford, Wayne Noe, Selins Grove, Pa., and Larry Noe, Nixa; a sister, Hazel Yenicheck, Springfield; eight grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and many other descendants. She was a member of Wilson's Creek Baptist church for many years and was a devout Christian. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15th, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, with Rev. Randall Moody officiating. Burial will follow in Manley Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Wilson Creek Baptist Church.

 

Leiman, William Harold 6 Nov 1912 - 9 May 1987

[Note: married Leona Patton 1 Mar 1916 - 12 Aug 2006 m/1 Noe]

William Harold Leiman, 74, Route 1, Brookline, will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Meadors Chapel, Republic, with the Rev. Randall Moody officiating. Burial will be in Manley Cemetery. Mr. Leiman died Saturday morning in Mount Vernon Chest Hospital after a short illness. He was a retired employee of MFA Milling Co and a member of Wilson Creek Baptist Church and Oddfellows Lodge of Avilla. He is survived by his wife, Leona; three stepsons, Eugene Noe, Battlefield, Wayne Noe, Republic, and Larry Noe, Nixa; one brother, Charles Leiman, Oakton KY,; two sisters, Dorothy Brown, Jackson, MO., and Christine Lindley, Joplin, MO; one stepsister, Mabel Stacey, Union City, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.  The Springfield Leader and Press, May 10, 1987.

Springfield News-Leader, May 8, 2003.

 

Leitensdorfer, Celestine 27 Dec 1896 - 22 Jul 1964

[Note: Daughter of  Joseph Norris & Mary Pauline (Grove) Leitensdorfer]

Miss Celestine Leitensdorfer, 67, a retired schoolteacher, died at 2:40 p.m. yesterday in St. John’s Hospital following a lingering illness.  She had spent her lifetime in the Billings community.  Miss Leitensdorfer is survived by two sisters, Mrs. H. J. Neyer and Mrs. William Berghaus; and one brother, Vernon Leitensdorfer, all of Billings.  The rosary will be recited at 8 tonight in Cantrell Chapel in Billings, and the funeral will be conducted at 9 a.m. Friday in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Billings.  The Rev. William Connell will officiate.  Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

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Leitendorfer, Celestina 27 Dec 1896 - 22 Jul 1964  CCR 30 Jul 1964 p1

Miss Celestina Leitendorfer, 67, a retired school teacher, died at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday in St. John’s Hospital following a lingering illness. She had spent her lifetime in the Billing community. Miss Leitendorfer is survived by two sisters, Mrs. H. J. Neyer and Mrs. William Berghaud and one brother, Vernon Leitensdorfer, all of Billings. The rosary was recited at 8 Thursday night in Cantrell Chapel in Billings and the funeral mass was conducted at 9 a.m. Friday in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Billings. The Rev. William Connell officiated. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery.

 

Leitensdorfer, Rosalie (Uhrig) 11 Feb 1893 - 8 Jun 1980 OH 12 Jun 1980 p5

[Note: married  24 Jun 1920 Vernon F. Leitensdorfer 1891 - 17 Sep 1965]

Services for Mrs. Rosalie M. Leitensdorfer, 87, Billings, was held Tuesday in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Msgr. John J. Rynish officiating. Burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Mrs. Leitensdorfer died last Sunday morning at her home after a long illness. A lifelong resident of Billings, she was a member of  St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and the Billings Farm Club. She is survived by a step-daughter, Miss Lucille Leitensdorfer, of the home; and a brother, Frank Uhrig, Monett.

 

Leitensdorfer, Vernon F. 1891 - 17 Sep 1965  CCR 23 Sep 1965 p1

[Note: Son of  Joseph Norris & Mary Pauline (Grove) Leitensdorfer; married f Lucille J. Napper 20 May 1891 - 15 Apr 1916 who died at the birth of their daughter; married  Rosalie Uhring 11 Feb 1893 - Jun 1980]

Vernon F. Leitensdorfer, 74, Billings, died about 1 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17 in his home. He worked as a grocery clerk in Billings for 50 years before he retired. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church at Billings. Surviving are his wife, Rosalee; a daughter, Miss Lucile Elizabeth Leitensdorfer of the home and a sister, Mrs. Emily Neyer, Billings. Rosary services were at 8 a.m. Sunday in Cantrell Chapel in Billings. Funeral mass was at 9:30 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. William Connell officiating. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery.

 

Leitle, Gertrude 3 May 1911 - 5 Jul 1977 OH 7 Jul 1977 p2

AURORA - Funeral mass for Miss Gertrude Leitle, 66 of Route 2, Aurora was at 10 a.m. Thursday in Holy Trinity Catholic Church here with the Rev. James McKenna officiating, Rosary services were held at 8:15 p.m. today in the Crafton-Cantrell Chapel with the Rev. Stephen Woznicka officiating. Miss Leitle, a lifelong Aurora resident, died at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday in the Camden Health Center in Monett in Monett after a long illness. She was an employe for 43 years at the Juvenile Shoe Factory. Miss Leitle was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, the Holy Trinity Altar Society, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Aurora Community Hospital Auxiliary. Survivors include: four sisters, Josephine, Pauline and Mary Leitle, all of the Aurora home; and Mrs. Helen Brown, of Aurora; three brothers, Bill of Aurora, Gene of Billings and Charles of Joplin.

 

Lemaster,  Jack Desmond 15 Dec 1934 - 14 Jan 2005 SN-L 20 Jan 2005

[Note: married 27 Nov 1954 Donna Lee Vedder]

Jack bravely fought cancer for 21 months. During this time he composed the following: Jack Desmond Lemaster was born in the Aurora and Crane area on December 15, 1934, and died on January 14, 2005, in the Nixa area, after a long battle with bone cancer. He attended school at Osa Grade School and high school at Aurora, but finished his last year at Center High in Kansas City, Mo., where he met his loving wife Donna. Jack was married to Donna Lee Vedder on November 27, 1954, and celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on that date in 2004. He is preceded in death by his parents, his mother-in-law and father-in-law, four brothers-in-law, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is survived by his wife Donna Lee (Vedder) Lemaster, two sons, Michael Desmond Lemaster and Jason Wayne Lemaster and his wife Carla, all of whom live and work in the Nixa area; two granddaughters, one grandson, and one great-grandson, all of whom were the pride of his life. He is also survived by two sisters, Mary Jo Henderson and Phyllis Bennett, both of Aurora, Mo. Jack leaves behind a multitude of good friends. Jack moved to the Nixa area in 1970. He spent his life at various jobs and positions. He was a barber, custom home builder, hardware clerk, hardware manager, and a lifetime furniture and home designer. A memorial service will be held at noon January 22, 2005, in the Aldersgate Methodist Church, at the corner of Highway 160 and Aldersgate Road in Nixa. Burial will be in the Osa Cemetery, five miles west of Crane, Mo., at a time set at the conclusion of the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Hulston Cancer Center, Springfield, Mo.

 

Leming, Clyde 18 Sep 1903 - 20 Jun 1989 NN-E 29 Jun 1989

[Note: married Lynn M. McConnell 25 Dec 1902 - 6 Jul 1986]

Clyde Leming, 85, of Nixa, died at 6:45 p.m. June 20 at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. Graveside services for Mr. Leming were held June 22 in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Springfield, under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home South. Mr. Leming was a retired railroad boiler maker.

 

Leming, Fred Alexander 1902 - Feb 1973 OH 1 Mar 1973 p9

[Note: married Thelma]

Rogersville - Fred Alexander Leming, 70. of Rogersville, died in the emergency room at Cox Medical Center after a long illness. He was a retired Frisco employee and a member of the Norwood Baptist Church and the Henderson Masonic Lodge of Rogersville. He is survived by his wife, Thelma; two sons, Jerry of Springfield and Gary Neil of Ava; two daughters, Mrs. Katherine Malicoat of Springfield and Wanda Jefferies of Springfield; one brother, Carl of Rt. 2, Rogersville; one sister, Mrs. Irene Snow, of Los Angeles, Calif.; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are under direction of Marsh of Rogersville.

 

Leming, Leota 10 Oct 1909 - 6 Jul 1982 OH 15 Jul 1982 p3

Services for Leota Leming, 72, Route 1, Fordland, were held July 10 in Marsh Funeral Chapel in Rogersville with the Rev. Hubert Swearengin officiating. Burial was in Fordland Cemetery. Mrs. Leming died July 6 in her home after a short illness. Survivors include one son, William A., Ozark; three daughters, Mrs. Betty Helms and Mrs. Shirley Smith, both of Ozark, Mrs. Phyllis Grey, Wichita, Kan.; five half brothers, Darrell Ward. Desert Palm, Calif.; Don Ward, Kiowa, Colo., Robert L. Ward, Westminister, Colo., Fred and Eugene Emery, both of Mountain Grove; two half sisters, Mrs. Irene Duddridge, Simi, Calif., and Mrs. Dorothy Hunt, Colorado Springs, Colo,; 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

 

Leming, Lynn M. (McConnell) 25 Dec 1902 - 6 Jul 1986 OH 10 Jul 1986 p6

[Note: Daughter of William Linza & Anna Pearl (McDaniel) McConnell; married Clyde Leming 18 Sep 1903 - 20 Jun 1989]

Services for Lynn M. Leming, 83, Nixa, were held July 9 in Greenland Funeral Home South with the Rev. Joe Fahl officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. Leming died July 6 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church and Royal Neighbors. Survivors include her husband, Clyde; two sisters, Iva Hedgpeth, Ozark and Marie Garrison, Nixa.

 

Leming,  William Keith 30 Dec 1959 - 22 Dec 1996 CCH 1 Jan 1997

[Note: Son of William & Donnie (  ) Leming; married Paula]

William Keith Leming, age 36, of Lebanon, Ohio, formerly of Ozark, died Sunday, December 22, 1996 near Narrows, Virginia, in an air cargo plane accident. He was born December 30, 1959 in Wichita, Kansas and lived in Kansas City before moving to Ozark at age 14. He was a 1978 graduate of Christian Schools of Springfield. On March 17, he married Darlene Pitts. He attended College of the Ozarks and in 1984 graduated from Calvary Bible College in Kansas City with a degree in Missionary Aviation. That year he also received a degree from Baker's School of Aeronautics. At the time of his death, he was employed by Airborne Express, Wilmington, Ohio, as captain and flight manager of DC-8 planes. Keith attended Grace Baptist Church in Middletown, Ohio. He was a member of Ozark Baptist Temple during the time he lived in Ozark. Keith was a devoted father, husband, and son. He enjoyed the time he could spend with his family, and his loving memory will forever be in their hearts. Survivors include: his wife, Paula; two children, Kara Jo and Nathan Keith Leming of the home; his parents, William and Donnie Leming, Ozark; a sister, Cathy La-Rae Hedgpeth, Sparta, and her son, Jesse; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Rachel Pitts, Ava; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Kim Pits, Ava, John and Pam Aldrich, Lexington, Kentucky, and their children, Andrew and Matthew, Michael and Kristi Teaster, Fayetteville, North Carolina, and Keith and Julie Watson, Romance, and their son, Ryan; a grandmother-in-law, Modena Pitts, Rogersville; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 29th in Ozark Baptist Temple with Rev. John Aldrich and Rev. Eric Winslow officiating. Burial was in Swanville Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Memorial contributions may be made to Middletown Christian Schools Building Fund.

 

Lemler, Jewel Delma (Hammond) 9 Apr 1911 - 20 Jun 2003

[Note: Daughter of Alves Childer & Liza Ellen (House) Hammond; married Alva D. Lemler]

Jewel Delma Lemler died at 10:20 a.m. June 20, 2003, in Ozark Riverview Manor where she had been a beloved resident for many years. She was born April 9, 1911, in Chadwick, the daughter of Alves Childer Hammond and Liza Ellen (House) Hammond. Survivors include her sister, Nellie May Valle and husband Robert, El Cajon, Calif.; a niece, Marlene Chandler, Moline, Ill.; a nephew, Larry Gibson, Chicago, Ill.; a cousin, Marie Applegate, Chadwick; and other relatives and friends. Her parents and her husband, Alva Lemler, preceded her in death. A graveside funeral was 10 a.m. June 24, in Chadwick Cemetery under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Lemley, Blanche 15 Jan 1905 - 24 Oct 1979 OH 1 Nov 1979 p11

Services for Mrs. Blanche Lemley, Nixa, were Friday in Harris Chapel with the Rev. Harold Davis officiating. Burial was in Payne Cemetery. Mrs. Lemley died Oct. 24 in St. John’s Regional Health Center after a long illness. She was a member of the First Christian Church. Survivors include a foster son, Tommy Brown, Liberal, Kan,; a stepson, Paul Lemley, Kalsalka, Mich. and three sisters, Mrs. Idola Murfin, Nixa, Mrs. Greathel Dow, Sturgess, S. D. and Mrs. Eythel Mark, Gresham, Ore.

 

Lemnah, Helen K. 1912 - Oct 2011 SN-L 5 Oct 2011

Helen K. Lemnah, 99, Nixa. Arrangements: Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

 

Lemons, Arizona 25 Dec 1901 - 10 Jan 1979 OH 18 Jan 1979 p4

Services for Mrs. Arizona Lemons, mother of Charles D. Lemons, Nixa, were held Saturday in Dedmon Chapel at 2 p.m. with Eugene Wilson officiating. Burial was in No. 1 Cemetery near Huggins. Mrs. Lemons died last Wednesday in Mountain Grove Nursing Home after a long illness. She was a lifelong Mountain Grove resident and a member of the Church of Christ. She is also survived by two other sons, Ansel and Leo, both of Mountain Grove, and a daughter , Mrs. Ruth Miller, Kansas City.

 

Lenhard, Violetta C. (Tate) Wilson 20 Aug 1909 - 23 Jul 1991  NN-E 1 Aug 1991

[Note: Daughter of Frank & Mary (  ) Tate; married first Ralph Eugene Wilson; married 1948  Walter E. Lenhard 18 Sep 1906 - 19 Mar 1978]

Violetta C. Lenhard, 91, Ozark, died at 8:55 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, 1991, in Ozark Nursing and Care Center. She was born Aug. 20, 1909, in Sikeston, N.D., to Frank and Mary Tate. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter E. Lenhard; and a grandson, David Wright. Survivors include a son, Lanford Wilson, New York, N.Y.; two stepdaughters, Elaine Dunn, Ozark, and Judy Williams, state of California; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services were Friday in Harris Colonial Chapel, Ozark, with Pastor Richard Orrell and the Rev. Jim Groves officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery.

 

Lenhard, Walter E. 18 Sep 1906 - 19 Mar 1978  OH 23 Mar 1978 p5

[Note: married Violetta E. Tate 20 Aug 1909 - 23 Jul 1991]

OZARK - Walter E. Lenhard, 71, Ozark died at 7:35 p.m. Sunday in his home after a long illness. He was a retired fieldman for Major Cheese in Ozark and a member of the Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife, Violetta; two daughters, Mrs. Elaine Dunn, Ozark and Mrs. Judy Wright, Costa Mesa, Calif.; a stepson, Lanford Wilson, New York; a sister, Mrs. Lydia Hopperdietzel, Idaho Falls, Idaho; two brothers, Arno, Warsaw, Wis. and Otto, Athens, Wis, and five grandchildren.

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Lenhard, Walter E. 18 Sep 1906 - 19 Mar 1978 OH 30 Mar 1978 p10

Card Of Thanks

We wish to thank our many friends and neighbors for the flowers, food. prayers and kindnesses shown us during the illness and death of our husband and father, Walt Lenhard.  Violetta, Elaine, Judy and Lenford.

 

Lent, John Lester 4 Sep 1962 - 4 Jun 1999  CCH-N 9 Jun 1999

[Note Son of Harold & Dorothy (Lewis) Lent; married Nancy]

John Lester Lent, Nixa, died Friday, June 4, 1999, in his home. John was born September 4, 1962, the son of Dorothy Lewis Lent and Harold Lent. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; a daughter, Robin Pearce, Boston, Massachusetts; and a brother, Harold, Florida. His extended family includes June and Al Gallo and family, Highlandville. A Nixa resident since August 1998, John was a long-time member of the Church of Christ. Memorial services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 5, 1999, in Southside Church of Christ, Ozark, under direction of Harris, a Heritage Funeral Home, Nixa, officiated by family friend Keith Barnhart, Overland Park, Kansas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Hospice of Southwest Missouri.

 

Lentz, Cletis Irene (Baker) 9 Jul 1911 - 25 May 2001

[Note: Daughter of Robert Henry & Weltha Elizabeth (Ghan) Baker; married 10 Jun 1938 Fred A. Lentz 27 Feb 1908 - 4 May 1987]

Cletis Irene Baker Lentz, 89, Springfield, Mo., departed from this life at 1:45 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2001, in Primrose Place.  Cletis was born July 9, 1911, to Robert H. and Weltha E. Ghan Baker, in Clever, Mo.  She married Fred A. Lentz in 1938.  She attended Southwest Baptist University and graduated in 1933, from Southwest Missouri State University.  She taught music and home economics in Branson and Republic Schools and was a home economist for the Farm Security Administration in Jasper and Barton County while living in Carthage, Mo., for many years.  She was a member of First Baptist Church and a teacher in Sunday School and missions wherever she lived.  Cletis was preceded in death by her husband on May 4, 1987; her parents; three brothers, Howard, Raymond, and Huber Baker; and a sister, Fern Viola Baker.  Survivors include, one brother, Robert G. Baker, Kansas City, Mo.; two nephews, Rex and wife Susan Baker, San Diego, Calif., and Brad and wife Rovey Baker, San Francisco, Calif.; four nieces, Caroline Wren, and Suzanne Chastain and husband Steve, all of Springfield, Mo., Donna and husband Mike Simpson, Columbia, Mo., and Janet Paquette, state of Michigan; eight great-nieces and nephews; cousins; special friends; and a host of friends.  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2001, in Walnut Lawn DeGraffenreid-Wood Funeral Home Chapel, with burial to follow in Wise Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call after 10 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel.  If desired, memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

Leonard, Abram B. 30 Jul 1836 - 29 Jun 1927 CCR 30 Jun 1927 p8

[Note: Son of  Peter & ? (Harrison) Leonard; married Elizabeth Ross 1846 - 1903]

Uncle Abe Leonard died this Wednesday morning at the home of his son, John Leonard, 4 miles northwest of Ozark, The deceased is the grandfather of Dewitt C. Leonard of this city. Arrangements were incomplete at press time Wednesday.

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Leonard, Abram B. 30 Jul 1836 - 29 Jun 1927 CCR 7 Jul 1927 p1

A. B. Leonard died at the home of his son, John Leonard June 29th, aged 90 years, 10 months and 29 days. Funeral services were held at Roller cemetery June 30th at 3 o’clock conducted by Rev. A. S. Hanks with burial under direction of T. B. Chaffin. He is survived by three sons and one daughter, Noah and Arthur Leonard of Springfield, John Leonard of Ozark and Mrs. Mary Roberts of Oklahoma, and several grandchildren.

 

Leonard, Arthur Clinton 19 Feb 1873 - 18 Jan 1958 CCR 23 Jan 1958 p5

[Note: married 1893 Ida Catherine Sparks 4 May 1873 - 25 Sep 1940; married Henrietta ]

Funeral services for Arthur Clinton Leonard, 84 of Ozark who died Saturday, January 18 after an illness of several years, were held Monday, Jan 20 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chaffin Funeral Chapel at Ozark, with Rev. Vance officiating. Burial was in East Lawn Cemetery, Springfield under direction of Chaffin. A native of the Linden community northeast of Ozark, he was married in 1893 to Ida Catherine Sparks who preceded him in death as did one son. He homesteaded land near Hugo, Mo in 1907 and later operated a cafeteria in Springfield. For the past 19 years, he had lived on his farm near Ozark. He was a member and active worker  of the Ozark Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Henriettta Leonard; two daughters, Mrs. Lawrence Thompson of Pryor, Okla and Mrs. Edith Mooney of Tulsa; a step-daughter, Mrs. Mary Louise Moentnish of Oklahoma City; a sister, Mrs. Mary E. Dreier of Oklahoma City, a nephew, D. C. Leonard of Ozark, seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, other nieces and nephews.

 

Leonard, Bessie Brown (Chaffin) 17 Jan 1893 - 26 Oct 1915 CCR 29 Oct 1915 p1

[Note: Daughter of Newton Mulkey & Maggie Belle (Horn) Chaffin; married 21 Jun 1913 Dewitt Clinton Leonard 22 Nov 1892 - 8 Mar 1981]

Mrs. Bessie Leonard, daughter of Newt Chaffin and wife of Dewitt Leonard, departed this life at Pembina at 2 o’clock a.m. Tuesday morning, October 26, aged 22 years. Funeral services were held at 3 o’clock p.m. Tuesday, conducted by Rev. W. T. Vanover of Ozark, with interment in the Pembina cemetery. The deceased was another victim of tuberculosis. She leaves an infant about three months old, two brothers, one sister, father, mother and husband and other relatives besides a host of friends to mourn her death.

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Leonard, Bessie Brown (Chaffin) 17 Jan 1893 - 26 Oct 1915 CCR 5 Nov 1915 p1

Bessie Brown Chaffin was born January 17, 1893 and died October 26, 1915. She was converted and united with the Smyrna Baptist church in October 1906 and was a consecrated christian, Her life was untarnished and she was a brilliant light in the community in which she lived. Every one who knew her loved her, and it will be long before she is forgotten. Miss Chaffin was married to D. C. Leonard, a teacher of our county, June 21, 1913 and to this union God gave one sweet little infant. They were happy and contented till that swift winged messenger of death came and took from the home its light and glory. Brother Leonard is left broken hearted and the babe to be cared for by those who love. Mrs. Leonard is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Newt Chaffin of Pembina. This splendid family is a good asset in their community and all are in sympathy with them. Sister Leonard’s church sorrows as one person. Here labors were unselfish and her faithfulness and good cheer and sturdy faith are not often excelled.. It is not easy for me to realize that Bessie will no longer be seen among us. Her passing away is a clarion call to the church she so dearly loved, to rise to new heights of consecration and loyalty to Christ. Such a glorious death is but the natural sequence of such a victorious and overcoming life.  J. A. Wilson

 

Leonard, Dewitt Clinton 22 Nov 1892 - 8 Mar 1981 OH 12 Mar 1981 p8

[Note: Son of John W. & Mary Ellen (Johnson) Leonard; married 21 Jun 1913 CCM Bessie Brown Chaffin 17 Jan 1893 - 26 Oct 1915; married 25 Dec 1917 CCM Loretta Miller Bryant 24 Nov 1889 - 19 Jan 1975]

Funeral services for Dewitt C. Leonard, 88, of 301 E. Elm, will be held at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) in the Ozark First Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Shank officiating. , under direction of Harris Funeral Home. Mr. Leonard died Sunday at Springfield Nursing Home after a long illness. A longtime Banker and building and loan officer in Ozark, Mr. Leonard was one of Ozark’s most highly regarded citizens. F. A. Ledbetter, probably Mr. Leonard’s best friend, said of him, He was the finest of men. He was like a brother to me. He was only 10 years older, but when I needed fatherly advice, I could always count on him.” Mr. and Mrs. Ledbetter and Mr. Leonard and his late wife, Loretta, were traveling companions to many places in the United States. On his last trip, after Mrs. Leonard died, Mr. Leonard insisted the Ledbetters accompany him. “I couldn’t go anywhere with you,” he said. Mr. Ledbetter had taken care of Mr. Leonard’s personal property since he went to the nursing home. Important papers in his possession will be turned over to the Ozark Bank, executors of his estate. Mr. Leonard was a native of the Pembina community near Rogersville and moved to Ozark in 1916. He served 50 years as secretary and president of Ozark Building and Loan Association until his retirement in 1979. At the same time, he was director for several years at the Ozark Bank. He also had his own insurance agency for several years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church where he served as deacon for several years. Survivors are several nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

Leonard, Dwight Lyman 20 Jan 1900 - 12 Apr 1923 CCR 20 Apr 1923 p1

[Note: Son of  John W. & Mary Ellen “Ella” (Johnson) Leonard; buried Roller Cemetery]

Card of Thanks

We wish to express our thanks to the neighbors and friends who assisted us so much during the recent sickness and death of our son and brother, Dwight L. Leonard. We assure you that we appreciate everything that was done for us during this trying time, and also thank the doctors and nurse for their efforts, and all the friends who sent so many beautiful flowers.

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Leonard, Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Leonard

 

Leonard, Eugene Clinton, Master Technical Sergeant Jun 1923 - 21 Apr 1946 CCR 25 Apr 1946 p5

[Note: grandson of Arthur Clinton & Ida Catherine (Sparks) Leonard]

A.C. Leonard received word Sunday of the death of his grandson, Master Technical Sergeant Eugene Clinton Leonard, USMC, in an automobile accident. He was stationed at Santa Ana, Calif., since his return from overseas duty. He saw service in Guadalcanal and other Pacific Theatres of the war. He had completed one term of service in the Marine Air Service and had re-enlisted for a term of two years. Survivors are his father, mother and sister of Tulsa, Okla. Funeral services are incomplete, but will be held in Tulsa.

AND

Leonard, Eugene Clinton, Master Technical Sergeant Jun 1923 - 21 Apr 1946 CCR 2 May 1946 p4

Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Leonard, Miss Mary Hitt, and Mr. and Mrs. D.C. Leonard drove to Tulsa, Okla., last Sunday to attend the funeral of Eugene Leonard, who was killed in an automobile accident on the West Coast early in the morning on Easter Sunday. Eugene was known to a number of Ozark people, as he had spent several summers with his uncle, Arthur C. Leonard, at his farm home on Finley. According to the best information available, the accident happened about 1:30 a.m. on Sunday. Eugene had left the Marine Base at Santa Ana with two other Marines for the Easter holiday. The car was driven by one of his companions and Eugene was in the front seat with the driver. There were no witnesses to the tragedy, but it is known the night was foggy along U.S. Highway 101 and it is presumed the driver was not familiar with the road and failed to take a sharp curve near Santa Monica. The car left the highway and crashed into a concrete base of an oil derrick just off the right-of-way. The two occupants of the front seat were killed and the one in the rear seat is in the Long Beach Naval Hospital with a skull fracture and both legs broken. His condition is serious but it is believed he will live. The accident was not witnessed and the wrecked car and its occupants were not found until some hours later. Marine Sergeant Driver, of Morrilton, Ark., accompanied the body to Tulsa. A letter to relatives from Eugene’s commanding officer gave all information that was available. The letter stated that an official investigation showed that no alcohol was involved in the accident. Eugene was born in Springfield, Mo., but lived in Tulsa most of the time. He would have been 23 years old in June of this year. He was a member of the First Methodist church in Tulsa. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon and burial was in Memorial Cemetery in Tulsa.

 

Leonard, Ida Catherine (Sparks) 4 May 1873 - 25 Sep 1940 CCR 26 Sep 1940 p1

[Note: Daughter of John & Susan S. (Dilks) Sparks; married 24 Dec 1893 Arthur Clinton Leonard 19 Feb 1873 - 18 Jan 1958]

Funeral services for Mrs. A.C. Leonard, who passed away Wednesday evening at 10:30 at Burge hospital, Springfield, will be conducted Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the Chaffin Funeral Home in Ozark. Interment in East Law cemetery in Springfield.

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Leonard, Ida Catherine (Sparks) 4 May 1873 - 25 Sep 1940 CCR 3 Oct 1940 p2

Ida Catherine Sparks Leonard was the daughter of Susan and John Sparks, born near Richland, Kansas, May 4, 1873. Her father having died , when she was quite young, from measles contracted in the Union Army during the Civil War, her grandfather, Elijah Dilks, brought her mother, Susan Sparks and her family to Missouri where Ida grew to womanhood. She professed religion in the fall of 1893 she became the wife of A.C. Leonard and to this union five children were born. One son preceding her in death in 1895. Surviving are: the husband, A.C. Leonard, two sons, Otis and Earl; two daughters, Florence Kane and Mrs. Richard R. Mooney all of Tulsa, OK, two sisters, Mrs. Laura Foster of Springfield, MO, Mrs. Mary Daugherty of Olympia, Washington; one brother, Everett Sparks of Taneyville, MO, and six grandchildren. At the time of her death she was a member of the Presbyterian church of Ozark, MO, where she was an active worker. Funeral services were conducted Friday Sept. 27, 1:00 pm in the Chaffin Funeral Home by Rev. A.S. Hanks with burial in the Eastlawn cemetery in Springfield under the direction of T.B. Chaffin of Ozark.

 

Leonard, John W. 24 Aug 1865 - 28 May 1944 CCR 1 Jun 1944 p1

[Note: Son of Abraham & Elizabeth (Ross) Leonard; married 5 Dec 1889 Ellen Johnson 30 Sep 1860 - 23 Oct 1936]

John W. Leonard was born in the state of Indiana on Aug. 24, 1865, and came to Missouri with his parents in 1867. The remainder of his life was spent in Christian County, mostly in the Linden-Pembina community. At the age of 19 he was converted and became a member of the Methodist Church. This affiliation continued as long as he lived, his membership being in the Elm Grove Church. On Dec. 5, 1889, he was married to Ellen Johnson. This union was dissolved by the death of his wife on Oct. 23, 1936. There were two sons and the younger, Dwight L. Leonard, passed away in April 1923 at the age of 23 years. The older son, D.C. Leonard, survives are one brother, A.C. Leonard, of Ozark, Mo., and one sister, Mary Dreir, of Oklahoma City. In his earlier years, Mr. Leonard was a well known school teacher, having taught some 20 years in the rural schools of Christian and Greene counties. He was also active in Sunday School and Church matters until he removed too far from his Church to be a regular attendant. From 1910 to 1932 he was Justice of the Peace in Linden Township. He departed this life on May 28, 1944, at his home near Ozark, at the age of 78 years, nine months and four days. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, May 31, at Elm Grove Church by Rev. Earl French and Rev. Floyd Hanks with burial in the Roller Cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

Leonard, Loretta Miller (Bryant) 24 Nov 1889 - 19 Jan 1975  OH 23 Jan 1976 p9

[Note: Daughter of James Beverly & Julia Alice (Webber) Bryant;married Dewitt Clinton Leonard 22 Nov 1892 - 8 Mar 1981]

OZARK - Services for Mrs. Loretta M. Leonard, 86, a lifelong resident of Ozark were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the First Baptist Church here with the Revs. Allen Harrison and Bruce Maples officiating. Burial was in Ozark Cemetery under direction of Harris. Mrs. Leonard died at 2 p.m. Monday at Harris Chapel in Ozark with the Rev. Conrad Kitchell officiating and the Rev. Earl T. Sechler assisting. Burial followed in the Sparta Cemetery.

 

Leonard, Otis B. Jul 1897 - 9 May 1969 CCR 15 May 1969 p8

[Note: Son of Arthur Clinton & Ida Catherine (Sparks) Leonard; married Alma]

Funeral services were Tuesday in Tulsa, Okla. for a former Springfield resident , Otis B. Leonard, 72, who died in a hospital there Friday after a long illness. Mr. Leonard moved from Springfield to Tulsa several years ago. Survivors include his wife, Alma of the Tulsa home; one daughter, Mrs. Frances Lindsay, and one son, Harold, both of Tulsa; two sisters, Mrs. Clyde Thompson, Gravette, Ark. and Mrs. Edith Mooney, state of Colorado; one brother, Earl, state of Texas and five grandchildren. Mr. Leonard is the son of the later Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Leonard of Ozark and a cousin of Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Leonard. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Moore-Eastlawn Chapel in Tulsa, with burial in Floral Haven Cemetery there.

 

Leonard, Noah Madison 18 Mar 1869 - 24 Jun 1940 CCR 4 Jul 1940 p1

[Note: Son of Abraham & Elizabeth (Ross) Leonard; married 13 Aug 1889 Biddie M. Gray]

N. M. Leonard passed away Monday, June 24 at his Boulder, Colorado home. He had been seriously ill since last March. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard moved from Springfield, MO, to Boulder in 1909 and returned in 1924 to accept the position as assistant cashier at the McDaniel bank. Then in 1935 they again moved to Colorado where they established a permanent home. Mr. Leonard was born in Christian county, MO, March 18, 1869. In his younger days he taught school and worked 7 years in a drug store at Rogersville. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard quietly celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary last summer at their Boulder home. He leaves Mrs. Leonard, a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Lelia Tripp of Boulder, and two sons, Jack C. of Lincoln, NB, who is ill at a Denver hospital, and Claude L. of Longview, WA, seven grandchildren, two brothers, A.C. and J.W. of Ozark, MO, and a sister, Mrs. John Drier of Oklahoma City. Funeral services were Wednesday, June 26, at Boulder.

 

Leonard, Wendell Bryant 13 Sep 1918 - 26 Aug 1941 CCR 28 Aug 1941 p1

[Note: Son of Dewitt Clinton & Loretta Miller (Bryant) Leonard]

Wendell Leonard, Ozark city collector, and the son of Mr. and Mrs. D.C. Leonard, was killed about 11 o’clock Tuesday night during a severe electric storm here when he was struck by a flash of lightning in front of the F.A. Ledbetter home. Leonard was taking Miss Christina Ledbetter home after they had spent the evening in Springfield. He was helping her out of the car when the lightning struck him. It crashed into a tree about five feet away, and jumped from the tree to him. He had taken Miss Ledbetter’s hand. She was thrown back to the other side of the car, but was not injured. Leonard was 23 years old, and was elected city collector here this spring. He had previously served a term as city clerk. He was graduated in 1936 from the Ozark High School, and left in July to attend the Aero Parts Company School at Wichita, KS. He returned Friday for a week’s vacation here. Miss Ledbetter also returned at that time from the Burge Hospital at Springfield where she is taking nurse’s training. Funeral services will be at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon at the Baptist Church in Ozark, with the Rev. L.H. Maples of Milan officiating. Burial was in the City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Forest Klepper, Wilbur Patterson, Maurice Chaffin, Clyde McConnell, Bill Taylor, and Ford Haguewood. Ozark business houses will probably be closed for the funeral.

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Leonard, Wendell B. 13 Sep 1918 - 26 Aug 1941 CCR 4 Sep 1941 p1

The entire community was stunned last week by the tragic death of Wendell B. Leonard, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Leonard of Ozark. His death occurred shortly after 11 o’clock, Wednesday night, Aug. 27, when he was struck and instantly killed by lightning in the yard of the F.A. Ledbetter home on West Walnut Street. He and his fiancée, Miss Christina Ledbetter, had just returned from a trip to Springfield, and the sever electrical storm was at its height when they drove into the yard. Wendell had just stepped from the car when the bolt struck a large elm tree only a few feet away and arced into his body. Miss Ledbetter was severely shocked by the same bolt but is making satisfactory recovery at the home of her parents. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Ozark Baptist Church and the building held only a fraction of Wendell’s friends who gathered to pay last tribute to an exemplary young man. Every available bit of space in the church was taken and hundreds remained outside the church during the services. It is estimated that more than a thousand friends of the Leonard family joined them in their sorrow as they filed past the casket at the front of the church as the services ended. Although unbearable torn by the tragedy the Leonard and Ledbetter families can surely find a measure of solace in the fact that in the few short years of his life Wendell B. Leonard had acquired and assumed a unique place in the community of his birth. His name was synonymous with everything forthright and honest. More than 35 flower girls were required to handle the massive array of floral pieces, 83 in all. Pallbearers were Wm. C. Taylor, Maurice Chaffin, Clyde McConnell, Ford Haguewood, of Ozark, and Wilbur Patterson and Forest Klepper, of Aurora. Internment was in the Ozark City Cemetery, under direction of the of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. The following obituary was read at the funeral services, conducted by Rev. L.H. Maples of Milan, MO, and Rev. Floyd Hanks, pastor of the Ozark Baptist Church. Wendell Bryant Leonard, son of Dewitt C. and Loretta Leonard, born Sept. 13, 1918, in Ozark, Christian County, MO, passed to his reward, Aug. 26, 1941, at the age of 22 years, 11 months and 13 days. Wendell attended the Ozark Public Schools, having graduated from the grade school in 1932, and four years later, having graduated with high honors from high school. He was especially interested, during his high school years in music and athletics and was a member of the high school glee club and quartette. He also was a member of the high school basketball team, in which he proved his efficiency and good sportsmanship, by the letters awarded. He then entered Springfield Teachers’ College, in the year of 1936, where he studied for two years. He also was a member of the men’s glee club in this institution. After completion of his studies, in 1940, he was elected city clerk to fill the unexpired term of L.N. Farmer, and in 1941, was honored by being elected city collector, which office he held until his death. Had he lived, he would have finished an aviation mechanical training course in Wichita, KS, within the next two weeks. Wendell was a charter member of the Ozark Lion’s Club and at all times demonstrated his progressiveness in civic matters. He was converted and united with the Ozark Baptist Church March 16, 1930, at the age of eleven years, through the influence of his Sunday School teacher, Mrs. J.W. Richardson. His consecrated, clean, Christian young life has been an inspiration to all who knew him. He often used his beautiful voice in the church quartettes and also in leading congregational singing. His moral and spiritual life was clean and pure. His future was bright because of his high ambitions, good citizenship, and fair dealings with his fellows. Our hearts are heavy as we are compelled to say farewell to one of our finest Christian young men, but we humbly bow in divine submission to the will of God, looking forward with eyes of faith to a meeting beyond the veil. He leaves to mourn his going, his dearly beloved father and mother, Dewitt C. and Loretta Leonard; his true and devoted fiancée, Miss Christina Ledbetter, who had helped wonderfully in sweetening his young life; his grandmother, Mrs. Julia Bryant; his grandfather, J.W. Leonard; and two uncles, Mann and Bonnie Bryant, and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

Lee, Lanora Pearl (Miller) Hansen 22 Feb 1906 - 20 Jul 1990 NN-E 2 Aug 1990

[Note: Daughter of William & Bernitta (  ) Miller; married first ? Hansen; married ? Lee]

Lanora Pearl Lee, 84, formerly of Ponce de Leon, died at 10:00 p.m. Friday July 20, 1990, at Woodland Manor in Springfield. She was born in Flora, Ill., on Feb. 22, 1906, to William and Bernitta Miller. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Springfield. Survivors include one son, William Hansen of Fresno, Calif.; stepdaughters Mary Jane Hale, Springfield and Ida Bell Masteller, Springfield; a brother, Leslie Wayne Miller; two sisters, Melvina Knapp and Edna Faye Craig; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held July 25 in the Harris Colonial Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. George Pettey officiating. Burial followed in Spokane Cemetery.

 

Lee, Lawrence E. 15 Jun 1898 - 8 Apr 1967 CCR 13 Apr 1967 p1

[Note: Son of James Robert “Jim” & Dicy Diane Davis) Lee; married Oct 1916 Goldie Terry ]

Funeral services for Lawrence E. Lee, 68, Springfield, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Spokane Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy Bilyeu officiating.  Burial was in Martin Cemetery in Highlandville under direction of Adams of Ozark.  Mr. Lee was found dead of gunshot wounds about 8 a.m. Saturday in his home.  He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Dicey Lee, Ponce de Leon; a son, L. V. Lee, Moline, Ill.; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Miller, Buena Park, Calif.; two brothers, Sam and Martin, both of Ponce de Leon; one sister, Mrs. Theodore Cox, Highlandville; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

Lee, Mabel Claire (Smith) 14 Sep 1896 - 24 May 1985 OH 20 May 1985 p2

[Note: Daughter of  Albert & Sarah Matilda (Moody) Smith; married 1919 Ralph Lee 23 Dec 1892 - 15 Jun 1994]

Services for Mabel Lee, 88, Sparta, were held May 26 in the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis E. Swift and Carl Thompson officiating.  Burial was in Sparta Cemetery under the direction of Harris of Ozark. Mrs. Lee died May 24 in St. John’s Regional Health Center after a long illness. A lifelong Christian County resident, she was a former school teacher. She was a member of First Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School for more than 50 years. She was also a member of the Sparta Garden Club. Survivors include her husband, Ralph; a brother, Clyde Smith, Springfield; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Lee, Martin D. 24 Jun 1903 - 23 Feb 1970   CCR 26 Feb 1970 p8

[Note: Son of James Robert “Jim” & Dicie Diane (Davis) Lee; married 30 Apr 1924 Thelma C. Wilhite 20 Sep 1906 - 7 Mar 1995]

Martin D. Lee, 67 of the Ponce de Leon community, died at 4:55 p.m. Monday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, following a brief illness. Mr. Lee, a farmer, was stricken in his home early Monday. He was a lifelong resident of the Ponce de Leon community and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Thelma; a son, Adrian Lee of Spokane; two grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Dicy Lee, Crane; a brother, Sam Lee, Ponce de Leon; and a sister, Mrs. Mary Cox of Highlandville. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Calvary Baptist Church in Ponce de Leon, with the Rev. Virgil McCroskey and the Rev. Kenneth McIntosh officiating, Burial was in Spokane Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark.

 

Lee, Mary Naomi (Hilliard) 11 Jan 1916 - 18 Dec 2008 AdamsFH & SN-L 20 Dec 2008 & SN-L 21 Dec 2008 & CCH-N 24 Dec 2008

[Note: Daughter of Luther E. & Virgie (  ) Hilliard; married Stanley M. Lee]

Mary Naomi Lee passed from this life at 11:15 a.m., December 18, 2008, in Missouri Veterans Home, Mt. Vernon, Missouri. She was born in Zinc, Arkansas January 11, 1916. Mary made her home in Nixa, Missouri , after the passing of her husband until she moved to the Missouri Veterans Home in Mt. Vernon, Missouri in 2002. Mary is survived by one sister Lois E. Hopper of Ontario, California, a brother and his wife Luther and Mildred Hilliard of Billings Missouri, four nieces and one nephew, several great nieces and nephews, great, great nieces and nephews, great, great, great nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. She will be missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband Stanley M. Lee; her parents Luther E. and Virgie Hilliard; a brother Gerald Hilliard; and a nephew Gerald Ray Hilliard. Mary served in the Women's Army Corp during World War II with the Army Air Force in the South Pacific. She was an honorary member of the Women's Auxiliary Corp of the VFW Post 5686 in Billings, Mo. She was a dedicated member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, where she dedicated many hours to genealogy research. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 23, 2008, at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, December 22, 2008. Final resting place will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Beaver, Utah beside her husband, with grave side services and Military Rites. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Missouri Veterans Home in Mt. Vernon, Mo. or Community Hospice in Springfield, Mo. The family would like to say a Big Thank You to the dedicated people at the Missouri Veterans Home and Community Hospice of Springfield for the excellent care and kindness given Mary during her long illness.

 

Lee, Mayme Agnes (Lawson) 5 Jul 1905 - 31 Dec 1997  CCH-N 7 Jan 1998

[Note: Daughter of James Alexander & Amanda Elizabeth (Johnson) Lawson; married Ray Allen Lee 2 Sep 1908 - 4 Jul 1980]

Mayme Agnes Lee, age 92, of Sparta, died Wednesday, December 31, 1997 in the Baptist Home, Ozark.  She was born July 5, 1905 in Sparta and was the daughter of James Alexander and Amanda Elizabeth (Johnson) Lawson. She married Ray Allen Lee who preceded her in death on July 4, 1980. Mrs. Lee was a member of First Baptist Church of Sparta.  Survivors include: three daughters, Wilda Hoffman and her husband, Herb, Linn Creek, Dorothy Raby, Peculiar, and Edith Hutchinson, Springfield; six grandchildren, Shelia, Ed, Deb, Diana, Chuck, and Missy; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Effie Jennings, Springfield, and Ona Bumgarner, Rogersville. Funeral services were Saturday, January 3, 1998, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Carl Thompson officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.

 

Lee, Melvin Arthur 8 Aug 1925 - 23 Nov 2002  CCH-N 4 Dec 2002 & CCH-N 11 Dec 2002

[Note: Son of Arthur & Sylvia (Fulton) Lee]

Melvin Arthur Lee, 77, Springfield, died at 8:14 a.m. Nov. 23, 2002, at St. John's Regional Health Center Springfield. Melvin was born on August 8, 1925, in Christian County, Mo. to Arthur and Sylvia Fulton Lee. He was a graduate of Rogersville High School's class of 1942. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II, was a member of the Elm Grove Methodist Church, the Elks Lodge No. 409 Springfield, and past member of the Scottish Rite in Joplin and Abou Ben Adhem Shrine in Springfield. He also participated in the American Legion Post No. 676 on Sunshine Street, Springfield. He was employed at Fisk Limousine in Springfield. He spent leisure time listening to bluegrass and playing music. Lee was known for his love of laughter, life and spending quality time with family and friends. Melvin is survived by one daughter Beverly Anderson and husband Roger, Gainseville, Mo.; four grandchildren, Shelly Patrick and husband Troy, Bobby Anderson, Denna Lee and Tracy Lee; two great-grandchildren and several cousins. Melvin was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Hansel Dean Lee. Services were at 2 p.m. Nov. 27, 2002, at the Preston-Marsh Funeral Home, Rogersville, with burial in the Roller Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Children Hospital, 2001 S. Linbergh Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63131.

 

Lee, Melvina 1931 - 1 Jan 1961      CCR 5 Jan 1961 p1

[Note: Daughter of George Bryant & Hattie Odela (Pruitt) Lee]

Nevada Patient Ends Own Life at Sparta Home

The body of Miss Melvina Lee, 29, a patient at the Nevada State Hospital for the past six years, was found Sunday about 6:30 p.m. in a cistern near Sparta, and Coroner Dean Harris of Clever ruled her death a suicide. Miss Lee had been spending the holidays with her mother, Mrs. Hattie Lee, who lives a short distance west of Sparta, and was to have returned to the hospital Sunday. Harris stated she had attempted suicide several times before. She had dinner Sunday with her father, Bryant Lee, who is separated from her mother, and she was missed after he took her home. an uncle living across the road from Mrs. Lee found the body.  Besides the parents, Miss Lee is survived by a brother, Ronnie of Sparta, and her maternal grandfather, John Pruitt of Keltner. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Sparta Baptist Church, with Rev. W. E. Dowell officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery under direction of Harris Funeral Home of Nixa.

 

Lee, Myrtle (Abbott) Aug 1892 - 19 Jan 1973  OH 27 Jan 1973 p8

[Note: Daughter of  Osro O. & Mary E. (Walker) Abbott; married 19 Dec 1911 CCM Lodo L. Lee 28 Aug 1890 - 17 Mar 1936]

SPARTA - Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Lee, 80, Sparta, were at 2 p.m. Friday in the First Baptist Church, Sparta, with the Rev. Bill Mabury officiating, Burial was in Sparta Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark. Mrs. Lee died at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Sparta Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Naomi Harper, 2224 Cherry; two sons, Eldon and Gordon, both of Sparta; two sisters, Mrs. Dora Race and Mrs. Elsie Bird, both of Sparta; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

 

Lee, Nancy Ann (Bloomer) 29 May 1866 - 27 Sep 1926 CCR 1 Oct 1926 p1

[Note: Daughter of  James & Eve (Forgey) Bloomer; married 7 Feb 1886 William H. Lee 30 Mar 1865 - 14 Oct 1945]

Funeral services were held last Monday afternoon at 2;00 p.m. from the home of Nancy Ann Bloomer Lee. She was born May 29, 1866. Died September 26, 1926, aged 60 years, 3 months and 26 days. She was married to Wm. H. Lee February 7, 1886. To this union were born eight children: Mrs. J. A. Shipman, Mrs. J. C. Stewart, Mrs. Gertie Ward, Mrs. A. C. Robertson, Messrs, Loda, Emmett, Bryant and Ray Lee, all of whom were present. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Green, of Rogersville. The pallbearers were Tom Ferguson, Wilbur Carter, Pete Ladd, Will Crain and Joe Park. Interment was in Sparta Odd Fellows cemetery under direction of the Fred W. Fly Funeral Home. The deceased professed faith in Christ about 16 year ago and was baptized. She was a faithful companion and loving mother, bearing her troubles silently. Besides the eight children, she leaves two sisters, Mrs. E. P. Forgey and Mrs. Sam Grey; two brothers, Mr. George Bloomer and Mr. N. M. Bloomer; 15 grandchildren. Also a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. The deceased died suddenly from a heart attack with no time in which to bid her companion and children. For He spake and it was done. He commanded and it stood fast.

 

Lee, Nellie A. (Winslow) 24 Mar 1883 - 17 Mar 1956  CCR 22 Mar 1956 p4

[Note: Daughter of Albert A. & Mary Francis (Cooley) Winslow; married 19 Oct 1902 Thomas Sheldon Lee

Funeral services for Nellie A. Lee, 72, a former resident of Sparta who died March 17 at the home of a brother, Oscar Winslow, near Highlandville, after a long illness, were held Monday afternoon at the Sparta Church of Christ of which she was a member. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Lee and two sons. Survivors  include the brother, Oscar Winslow and several nieces and nephews.

 

Lee, Oscar Enis 29 Sep 1908 - 16 Jul 1926 CCR 27 Aug 1926 p1

[Note: Son of Thomas Shelton “Tom” & Nellie A.  (Winslow ) Lee]

In remembrance of Enas Lee, born September 29, 1908, died July 16, 1926, being 17 years, 9 months and 17 days old. He was the only living child of Tom and Nellie Lee. He was  an invalid from birth, just the same as a year old baby. Last winter, he told his mother, “Jesus has save me.” He wanted to be baptized, but in his physical condition, he knew he could not be. He has said, “Mother, if we can’t go to meeting, can we have a meeting at home.” He is sadly missed in the home by his father and mother. A precious one from us is gone. The voice we loved is stilled. A place is vacant in our home, That never can be filled. God in his wisdom has recalled the book his love has given. And though his body slumbers here, His soul is save in Heaven.  Written by his aunt, Ina Winslow.

 

Lee, Oscar O. 3 Jun 1911 - 4 Feb 1983 OH 10 Feb 1983 p10

[Note: Son of George & Eva ( ) Lee; married Norene 7 Nov 1911 - Mar 1985]

Services for Oscar O. Lee, 71, Springfield, were held Feb. 7 in Ralph Thieme Chapel with Dr. T. T. Crabtree officiating. Burial was in White Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Lee died Feb. 4 in St. John’s Regional Health Center after a short illness. Survivors include his wife, Norene; a son, Robert, Springfield; a daughter, Mrs. Sara Whyzmuzis, Chicago, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. Ada Engle, Ozark and four grandchildren.

 

Lee, Paul Edward, Sgt. 21 Sep 1954 - 12 May 1982 OH 27 May 1982 pB10

[Note: Son of Rev. Kenneth & ? (Lee) Lee; married Terry]

Services for Sgt. Paul Edward Lee, 27, Little Rock Air Force Base, were held May 24 in United Methodist Church in Monett with the Rev. Fredrick Zahn officiating. Burial with military rites by the Honor Guard of Whiteman Air Force Base was in National Cemetery in Springfield. Arrangements were under the direction of Buchanan of Monett. Sgt. Lee was killed May 12 in a crash of a C-30 cargo plane near Judsonia, Ark. Survivors include his wife, Terry; one daughter, Shanna, of the home; his parents, The Rev. and Mrs. Kenneth Lee of Seneca; two brothers, David, Highlandville, and James, Seneca; one sister, Alice Arnold, Fitzpatrick, Ala.; his maternal grandmother,  Reitha Lee, Miller, and his paternal grandmother, Rhoda Lee, Niangua.

 

Lee, Ray Allen 2 Sep 1908 - 4 Jul 1980 OH 3 Jul 1980 p9

[Note: Son of William H, & Nancy A. (Bloomer) Lee; married 2 Nov 1927 Mayme Agnes Lawson 5 Jul 1905 - 31 Dec 1997]

Card of Thanks

The Ray Lee family wishes to thank our many friends & family for the kindness shown during the loss of our beloved husband and father. Thanks for the food, visitation and especially prayers. We love you all.  Mrs. Mayme Lee  Wilda & Herb Hoffman  Dorothy & Bob Raby  Edith & J. C. Hutchinson & grandchildren.

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Lee, Ray Allen 2 Sep 1908 - 4 Jul 1980 OH 10 Jul 1980 p9

Services for Ray Lee, 71, Sparta, were held Sunday in the Harris Chapel in Ozark with the Revs, James Applegate and Carl Thompson officiating, Burial was in Sparta Cemetery. Mr. Lee died July 4 in St. John’s Regional Health Center after a short illness. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and a retired farmer. He had served with the state forestry services for six years. Survivors include his wife, Mayme; three daughters, Mrs. Wilda Hoffman, Rolla, Mrs. Edith Hutchinson, Springfield and Mrs. Dorothy Raby, Peculiar; six grandchildren, one great grandchild, a brother, Bryant, Sparta, and two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Miller, Sparta and Mrs. Frances Robertson, Springfield.

 

Lee, Rebecca (Payne) 27 Sep 1870 - 21 Mar 1949 CCR 1 Apr 1948

[Note: Daughter of William & Blanche (Tatum) Payne; married 17 Oct 1897 Thomas M. Lee 30 Jul 1863 - 27 Dec 1934]

Mrs. Rebecca Lee, 77, died Sunday afternoon in the St. John hospital where she had undergone an operation. Mrs. Lee had lived in Clever most of her life but moved to Republic about seven years ago and had lived there since. She was the widow of Tom Lee, who died in 1934. She was a member of the Clever Christian church. The nearest survivor is a nephew of Ontario, Calif., who was reared by Mr. and Mrs. Lee. Other nieces and nephews also survive her. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mahaney of Republic Thursday afternoon in the Clever Christian church. Burial was made in the Wise Hill cemetery under direction of Wilburn Maples of Clever.

 

Lee, Rex Eugene, S/Sgt. 10 Oct 1920 - 28 Feb 1943 CCR 4 Mar 1943 p1

[Note: Son of Ralph & Mabel (Smith) Lee]

Staff Sgt. Rex Lee, 22, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Lee of Sparta, was killed Sunday, Feb. 28, in the crash of an army bomber near Avon Park, Fla. Sgt. Lee was a member of the crew of one of the two bombers from Orlando, Fla., Air Base, which collided in mid-air while on a routine training flight. Ten other members of the two crews were also killed according to reports reaching here. A graduate of the Sparta high school, Sgt. Lee attended Teachers College in Springfield until he entered the U.S. Army Air Corps 14 months ago. His body arrived here Thursday morning, accompanied by his closest friend, Staff Sgt. Douglas Mills of Chicago. The two soldiers became acquainted a year ago and became close companions. Sgt. Mills was designated military escort. Funeral services for Sgt. Lee will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Sparta Baptist church, conducted by Rev. Lynn Swadley. Interment will be in Sparta cemetery under direction of the Sparta Funeral Home. The Graham-Wasson Post of the American Legion will conduct military honors at the cemetery.

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Lee, Rex Eugene, S/Sgt. 10 Oct 1920 - 28 Feb 1943 CCR 11 Mar 1943 p8

Staff Sgt. Rex Eugene Lee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Lee, of Sparta, Mo., was born Oct. 10, 1920, and was killed in an aircraft accident near Avon Park, Fla., Feb. 28, 1943, at the age of 22 years, four months, and 18 days. On Nov. 24, 1939, Gene unreservedly gave his heart to God and was baptized into the fellowship of the Sparta Baptist church on Dec. 17 of the same year. He remained faithful to his Lord and to his church until the Great Rewarder said, “It is enough” and called him from us to be with Him. He was always willing and ready to witness for Christ, and was serving as superintendent of the Sunday School at the time of his enlistment in the Army Air Corps. Survivors besides the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Lee, of the home, include two grandparents, Albert Smith of Sparta, and Mrs. Martha Lee, of Galloway, six uncles and three aunts, besides an innumerable host of relatives and friends.

 

Lee, Richard 11 Jul 1835 - 3 Feb 1932 CCR 11 Feb 1932 p1

[Note: Son of James Hence & Mary ( ) Lee; married 1 Sep 1877 Cynthia Wiggins, who m/1 Israel; married 8 Sep 1892 Elizabeth Moses Apr 1846 - ?]

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Lee, Rick 12 Apr 1961 - 13 Aug 2005  SN-L 15 Aug 2005

[Note: Son of  Pete & Priscilla (Hogenmiller) Lee; married 20 Jun 1980 Cindy Peck 14 Oct 1961 - 13 Aug 2005]

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Lee,  Cindy (Peck) 14 Oct 1961 - 13 Aug 2005 SN-L 15 Aug 2005

[Note: Daughter of Odell & Norma Lee (Pittman) Peck; married 20 Jun 1980 Rick Lee 12 Apr 1961 - 13 Aug 2005]

Rick and Cindy Lee, Republic, passed away Saturday evening, August 13, 2005, in Branson as a result of injuries from a motorcycle accident. Rick was born April 12, 1961, in Greene County, Mo., the son of Pete and Priscilla Lee, Republic. He was formerly employed at Redneck Trailers and was currently with TCI Industries. Cindy was born October 14, 1961, in Greene County, Mo., the daughter of Odell and Norma Lee Peck, Republic. She was currently office manager for Link Construction Co. Rick and Cindy were united in marriage June 20, 1980. They, and their two children, Josh and Sara, have made Republic their home where they enjoyed spending most of their spare time with family activities. They were active members of Spokes BMX and the West Republic Fire Department. Rick and Cindy are survived by their children, Josh and Sara, both of the home, and many friends. Rick is also survived by his parents; a grandmother, Mildred Hogenmiller, Bois D'Arc; a sister, Debbie Carter, Ozark; and two nieces. Cindy is also survived by her parents; a grandmother, Lucille Pittman, Brookline; a brother, Dwayne Peck, Ebenezer; a sister, Julie Zackrison and husband, Eric, Springfield; and one nephew. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 17, 2005, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, with Rev. Bert Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Yeakley Cemetery, Bois D'Arc. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, in the funeral home. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to an educational fund for Sara.

 

Lee, Roland Columbus 1 Dec 1884 - 21 Jul 1969 SN-L Jul 1969

[Note: Son of Robert Franklin & Mary Ellen (Payne) Lee, Sr.; married 13 Oct 1907 Cordelia Ann Fox 3 Aug 1888 - 18 Jan 1965]

Funeral services for Roland C. Lee, 84, of Belton, a former resident of Springfield, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Greenlawn Funeral Home. Burial will be in Highlandville Cemetery. A retired Frisco Railway coach trimmer, Mr. Lee had moved to Belton from Springfield two years ago. He died at ?:15 p.m. Monday in a  rest home there after a lingering illness. He was a member of Northwest Baptist Church [Springfield, MO]. Surviving are three sons, Archie, 1837 North Newton, Verdie, Elwood, and John, Kansas City; five daughters, Mrs. Paul Pickering, 1111 West Atlantic, Mrs. Sam DiGraci, St. Louis, Mrs. Don Harp, Jefferson City, and Mrs. Glenn Davis, and Mrs. Floyd Scheinost, both of Kansas City; 20 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Published in Springfield News Leader, July 1969; Contributed by:  Jan Lowry

 

Lee, Roy S. 31 Oct 1886 - 11 Feb 1939 CCR 23 Feb 1939 p1

[Note: Son of  William Samuel & Sarah (McGinnis) Lee]

Roy S. Lee was born in Christian county Oct. 31, 1886, and departed this life at Fayetteville, Ark., Feb. 11, 1939, at the age of 52 years, three months and 11 days. He served in the World War, crossing over to France and served until the war ended. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Anna Wolf of Ponce de Leon, and Mrs. Phoebe White of Ontario, Calif.; one brother, Tom Lee of Ponce de Leon, Mo. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Feb. 13, 1939 at the Ponce de Leon church conducted by Rev. R.C. Harding with burial in the Ponce de Leon cemetery under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever, Mo.

 

Lee, Sam 16 Mar 1907 - 17 Jan 1988 OH 21 Jan 1988

[Note: Son of James Robert “Jim”  & Dicy Diane (Davis) Lee; married Marie]

Sam Lee, 80, of Ponce De Leon, died Jan. 17 at Springfield Community Hospital after a long illness. Mr. Lee was born Mar. 16, 1907 at Spokane to J.R. and Dicy Lee. He was a farmer and a lifelong resident of this area. He and his wife were foster parents to many children. Survivors include his wife Marie, of the home; a granddaughter, Candi Lee, of the home; one son, Sammy, of Ponce De Leon; two daughters, Jessie Coonce and Thelma Jean Lee, both of California; one sister, Mary White, of Highlandville; and several other grandchildren and great-grandchildren. No services are planned. The body was cremated under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. The family requests memorial donations be made to the Good Samaritan Boys Ranch, Girls Town, or the charity of the donor's choice.

 

Lee, Sophia Jane (Hartley) 2 Oct 1885 - 9 Jul 1955   CCR 21 Jul 1955 p1

[Note: Daughter of Thomas W. & Polina (Berry) Hartley; married Tom Edward Lee 1878 - 1964]

Funeral services for Mrs. Sophia Jane Lee, 68, who died July 9 in a Springfield hospital  were held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 11 at Spokane Baptist Church with Rev. James Ellingsworth officiating. Burial was in Martin Cemetery under direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Nixa. Mrs. Lee had been a resident of the Ponce de Leon community for 41 years. Survivors include her husband, Tom Lee; one son, Everett Lee; one daughter, Mrs. Elsie Howard, all of Ponce de Leon; 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

 

Lee, Tennessee Caroline (York) Evans 30 Jan 1869 - 13 Dec 1940 CCR 19 Dec 1940 p1

[Note: Daughter of A. M. & Martha (Pritchard) York; married W. A. Evans; married William H. Lee 30 Mar 1865 - 14 Oct 1945].

Tennessee Caroline Lee, formerly Mrs. W.A. Evans, died at her home near Sparta Dec. 13, 1940, at the age of 71 years, 10 months and 13 days. Those surviving are her husband, W.H. Lee, and seven children, W.R. Evans, St. Louis, Mo., Alta Hodge, Sapulpa, Okla. E.L. Evans, Los Angeles, Calif., O.R. Evans, Tulsa, Okla., Arthur Evans, Rogersville, Mo., and Miss Anna Evans and Mrs. Emma Hooper of Rogersville, Mo., and two brothers, A.M. York, Springfield, Mo., and H.E. York, Denison, Texas. Funeral services were held at Harmony church Coday, MO, December 14, with Rev. A.S. Hanks officiating. Burial was in Holland cemetery under direction of Otto Rathbun and Chaffin Funeral Home of Sparta, MO.

 

Lee, Thelma (Chappell) 1915 - 3 Oct 1978 OH 5 Oct 1978 p10

[Note: no SSDI found]

Mrs. Thelma Lee, 63 of 1035 E Edgewood, died at 1:25 p.m. Tuesday in Cox Medical Center after a short illness. Mrs. Lee was a member of the Campbell Avenue United Methodist Church, Survivors include two sons, Donald, Sparta and James M., Springfield; a brother, Ruell Chappell, 1213 W, Nichols and two grandchildren. Greenlawn Battlefield South were announce arrangements.

 

Lee, Thelma C. (Willhite) 20 Sep 1906 – 7 Mar 1995  CCH-N 15 Mar 1995

[Note: Daughter of John Monroe & Olivia Ruth (Billingsley) Willhite; married Martin D. Lee 24 Jun 1903 - 23 Feb 1970]

Thelma C. Lee, 88, Spokane, died Tuesday, March 7, 1995, in Ozark Nursing and Care Center. She was born Sept. 20, 1906, in Spokane, the daughter of John Monroe and Olive Willhite. She lived throughout her life in the Spokane community and was a Christian from an early age. She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Lee; her parents; a grandson, James; and four sisters. Survivors include her son and his wife, Adrian and Billy Jean Lee, Spokane; a grandson, John Lee and his wife Cassandra, Spokane; and four great-grandchildren, James, Adrienne, Angela, and John J. Lee. Graveside services were Thursday, March 9, in Spokane Cemetery with Rev. Lynn Swadley, Jr., officiating. Burial was under the direction of Adams Funeral Home.

 

Lee, Thelma Christine (Shipman) 10 Sep 1922 - 31 Jul 2011 SN-L 2 Aug 2011

[Note: Daughter of Lee & Edna (Payne) Shipman; married 17 Aug 1942 Gordon Lee]

Thelma Christine Lee, 88, Sparta, Mo., passed away Sunday, July 31, 2011, in Cox South Hospital, Springfield. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, August 3, 2011 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with Ted Spencer officiating. Burial will follow in Sparta Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, in the funeral home. Online condolences at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.

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Lee, Thelma Christine (Shipman) 10 Sep 1922 - 31 Jul 2011 CCH-N 10 Aug 2011 & BarnesFH

Thelma Christine Lee, 88 of Sparta, died July 31, 2011 in Cox South Hospital. She was born Aug. 10, 1922, the daughter of Lynn and Edna (Payne) Shipman. On Aug. 17, 1942, she was united in marriage to Gordon Lee who preceded her in death in 1980. Christine was a longtime resident of Christian County and a devoted member of Sparta Church of Christ. Christine enjoyed having a season pass to MSU Lady Bears games. Gardening and being outdoors. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and two brothers, Leonard and Linville Shipman. Christine is survived by her two daughters and their husbands, LaQueta and Keith Luttrull of Sparta, JoAnita and Vern Haskins of Fordland; three grandchildren, Melissa Dilbeck, Jenny Neuschwander, Laiken and Ally Dilbeck; other caring relatives and several good friends. Services were at 11 a.m. Aug. 3 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark with Ted Spencer officiating. Burial followed in Sparta Cemetery. Visitation was held 6:30 - 8 p.m. Aug 2 in the funeral home. Donations are suggested to Fair Haven Childrens Home. Online condolences may be shared ar www.barnesfamily funerals.com

 

Lee, Thomas Albert 28 Nov 1886 - Nov 1975 OH 13 Nov 1975 p8

[Note: Son of Frank Joseph & Martha A. (Osburn) Lee; married 25 Dec 1914 Mary Shipman]

Services for Albert Lee, 88 of 1873 North Lyon, were at 1 p.m. Monday at Greenlawn Funeral Home with the Rev. W. L. Murdaugh officiating. Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery near Ozark. Mr. Lee died at 4 a.m. Saturday in Park Central Hospital after a short illness. A native of Christian County, Mr. Lee was a longtime resident of Springfield. He was a retired employee of Brooks Potato Chip Co. Mr. Lee is survived by his wife, Mary; a son, Clell, 1840 Kimbrough; four daughters, Mrs. Opal Sharp, Kansas City, Mrs. Louise Killoughby, 1943 North Old Orchard, Miss Jean Lee 2351 West Atlantic, and Mrs. Eula May Rollins, Route 15; two brothers, Ralph of Sparta and Clarence of 2100 North Clifton, a sister, Mrs. Stella Garrison, 2638 West Lombard, 11 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild.

 

Lee, Thomas Mac 30 Jul 1863 - 27 Dec 1934 CCR 3 Jan 1935 p4

[Note: Son of James & Mary (Bean) Lee; married 17 Oct 1897 Rebecca Payne 27 Sep 1870 - 21 Mar 1949]

Thomas M. Lee was born July 30, 1863, and departed this life at his home in Clever Dec. 27, 1934, at the age of 71 years, 4 months and 27 days. He was married to Rebecca Paine in 1897. He united with the Christian church in 1900 and has lived a devoted Christian life. He is survived by his wife and several nephews and a host of friends. He will be missed in his home and community. Funeral services were held Friday at 2:30 in the Christian Church at Clever, conducted by Rev. W.L. Watson, with burial in the Wise Hill cemetery under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral home of Clever.

 

Lee, Thomas Shelton 30 Jan 1871 - 20 May 1954  CCR 27 May 1954 p5

[Note: Son of Richard & ?  (  ) Lee; married 19 Oct 1902 Nellie A. Winslow 24 Mar 1883 - 17 Mar 1956]

Funeral services for Thomas Shelton Lee, 83, who died May 20 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Winslow near Highlandville, were held Sunday, May 23, at the Sparta Church of Christ,  with John Weatherwax officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. He is survived by his wife, Nellie, they having celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary last October; two brothers, Jack Lee of Galloway and Sam Lee of California; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Bateman and Mrs. Lula McGillory, both of Springfield; several nieces and nephews and many friends.  He was a member of the Sparta Church of Christ for several years.

 

Lee, Tommy R. 27 Mar 1979 - 25 Jul 2008 SN-L 27 Jul 2008

[Note: Son of Tommy L. & Judith (Lancaster) Lee; married Lynn (Hague) Kirksey]

Tommy R. Lee, 29, Nixa, died Friday, July 25, 2008, in his home. He was born March 27, 1979, in New Orleans, La., to Tommy and the late Judith (Lancaster) Lee. Survivors include his wife, Lynn of the home; two step-sons, Garrett Kirksey, Bolivar, and Justin Kirksey, Nixa; his father, Tommy L. Lee, Tulsa, Okla.; brother, Amos Lee, Springfield, Mo.; father-in-law and mother-in-law, N. L. and Sharon Hague, Bolivar; and sister-in-law, Amanda Earles, Galmey. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 6 to 8 p.m., in Murray Funeral Home, Bolivar, followed by cremation. Online condolences may be made at www.murrayfuneralhomes.com.

 

Lee, Walter C. 2 Mar 1886 - 29 Oct 1978 OH 2 Nov 1978 p9

EXETER - Services for Walter C. Lee, 92, Exeter, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Richland Baptist Church with the Revs. Paul Watson and Richard Buck officiating, Burial was in Chitwood Cemetery, Wheaton under the direction of Williamson of Cassville. Mr. Lee died at 10:10 p.m. Sunday in St. Vincent Hospital, Monett. He was a retired farmer and a member of Richland Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Clyde and Emerson, both of Exeter; two daughters, Mrs. Irene Wisamore, Warden, Wash. and Mrs. Katherine Hailey, Billings and three grandchildren.

 

Lee, William Emmett 1903 - 28 Dec 1973 OH 14 Feb 1974 p6

[Note: Son of William H. & Nancy A. (Bloomer) Lee; married 15 May 1934 Lora Deulin]

Word has been received that a former Christian County resident, William Emmett Lee, 69, of Tracy, Calif. passed away December 28. 1973. Mr. Tracy (sic) had friends and relatives residing in Christian County.

 

Lee, William J. 22 Apr 1896 - 17 Jan 1980 OH 24 Jan 1980 p8

[Note: married Armeda]

Services for W. J. Lee, 83, Ozark, were held Monday in Bradleyville High School gymnasium, with the Revs. Floyd Roberts and Tom Johnson officiating. Burial was in Long Run Cemetery. Mr. Lee died last Thursday at his home after a one-year illness. He had lived in Ozark one year since moving here from Bradleyville, Survivors include his wife, Armeda; and a daughter, Mrs. Nadine Dean, Ozark.

 

Lee, Winford C. 25 Apr 1918 - 6 Apr 1947 SN-L 5 Mar 2007

[Note: Son of Herman & Eva (Cooper) Lee; married 6 Apr 1947 Reba Owens]

Winford C. Lee, age 88, of Nixa, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2007. He was born April 25, 1918, in Montevideo, Minnesota, the son of Herman and Eva (Cooper) Lee. On April 6, 1947, he and Reba Owens were united in marriage. Mr. Lee had been a Church of Christ Evangelist for over 50 years. He lived in Clarinda, Iowa, from 1947 to 1953, then moved to Martinsville, Indiana, where he lived from 1953 to 1981. He has resided in Nixa since that time. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Evangelist John Lee officiating. Entombment will follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, in the funeral home.

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Lee, Winford C. 25 Apr 1918 - 6 Apr 1947 CCH-N 7 Mar 2007

Winford C. Lee, 88, of Nixa, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2007. He was born April 25, 1918, in Montevideo, Minn., the son of Herman and Eva (Cooper) Lee. At the age of 9, the Lee family moved to Ethel. On April 6, 1947, he and Reba Owens were united in marriage. Mr. Lee had been a Church of Christ Evangelist for over 50 years. He lived in Clarinda, Iowa, from 1947 until 1953, then moved to Martinsville, Ind., where he lived from 1953 until 1981. He has resided in Nixa since that time. Survivors include: His wife, Reba; a son, John Lee and wife Donna, Greenwood; a daughter, Karen Armstrong and husband Bruce, Connersville, Ind.; four grandchildren, Brandon Lee, Shane Lee, Samantha Hodges and Jessica Armstrong; and three brothers, Wilmer Lee and Warren Lee, Ethel, and Wesley Lee, Marceline. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Waunita O'Brian and Wava Hogenson and his parents.  Funeral services are Wednesday, March 7, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Evangelist John Lee officiating. Entombment followed in White Chapel Memorial Gardens.

 

Lefler, Bert V. 26 Jan 1916 - 16 Aug 1983 OH 25 Aug 1983 p8

[Note: married Reta M. 25 Nov 1916 - 8 Oct 2003]

Services for Bert V., Lefler, 67, Rogersville, were held Aug. 19 in Greenlawn Funeral Home South in Springfield with the Rev. Jerry Jones officiating. Burial was in White Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Lefler died Aug. 16 in his home after a short illness. Survivors include his wife, Reta; a son, Lee, Plattsburgh; two daughters, Mrs. Lena Faye Small, Ash Grove, and Mrs. Norma Anderson, Springfield; his father, Charles, Gordan; four brothers, Jack, Lincoln, Neb., Clyde, Gos Valley, Calif., Clarence, Miami, Fla., and Claude, Bartlesville, Okla.; three sisters, Mrs. Trena Hagen, Springfield, Neb., Mrs. Betty McAdams, Vanango, Neb., and Mrs. Ruby Lefler, Walnut Creek, Calif.; and 10 grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

Legan, Dora Lee (Poindexter) 7 Apr 1934 - 4 Sep 2005  SN-L 7 Sep 2005

[Note: Daughter of Arl W. & Dora (  ) Poindexter; married 4 Jun 1955 Bobby G. Legan]

Mrs. Dora Lee Legan, 71, Springfield, passed away Sunday, September 4, 2005. Dora Lee was born April 7, 1934, the daughter of Arl W. and Dora Poindexter. She married Bobby G. Legan on June 4, 1955. Survivors include her husband, Bobby Legan of Springfield; two daughters and two sons: Patricia Powell and husband, Tony, of Searcy, Ark.; Pamela Lackner and husband, Paul, of Basehor, Kan.; Daryl Legan and Bobby Legan of Springfield; seven grandchildren: Johnathan Felton and wife, Allison, of Ozark, Mo.; Jesse Powell of Searcy, Ark.; Kara, Jeff, Emily, and Katie Lackner of Basehor, Kan.; two step grandchildren, Jacob Powell and Ashley Temple, both of Searcy, Ark.; and her brother, Ritz Poindexter and wife, Terry, of Springfield. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, September 8, 2005, at 10:30 a.m. in Greenlawn Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, in Greenlawn Funeral Home South.

 

Legg, Terry Ann (Bass) McGee 5 Aug 1955 - 8 Jun 1988  OH 16 Jun 1988

[Note: Daughter of ? & Kathryn (?) Bass; married first ? McGee; married second ? Legg]

Terry Ann Bass Legg, 32, of Nixa, died June 8 from injuries received in an automobile accident two miles east of Nixa on Highway 14. Services for Mrs. Legg were held Saturday at the Hazelwood Cemetery, Springfield, with the Rev. Richard Eakins officiating. Burial was under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. She was born August 5, 1955, in Springfield. She had moved here one year ago from Norman, Oklahoma, and was working as a clerk for the Signal Station in Nixa. Her survivors include her mother and stepfather, Kathryn and David Smalley, Nixa; two sons, Shannon Dale Smalley and Cory Lee McGee, both of Nixa; her maternal grandmother, Opal Freeman, Springfield; one sister, Tammy Bass Haynes, Camdenton; and one brother, Scott Allen Smalley, Nixa.

 

Leggett, David Alvin, Rev. 28 Sep 1971 - 25 Oct 2005 SN-L 26 Oct 2005

[Note: Son of Ray & Janie (Burris) Leggett; married 18 May 1996 Karyn "Karrie" Linnette Rae]

Rev. David Alvin Leggett, age 34, of Nixa, passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2005. He was born September 28,1971, in Canton, Ohio. He graduated from Waynesville High School and College of the Ozarks. On May 18, 1996, he and Karyn "Karrie" Linnette Rae were united in marriage and to this union two sons were born. David loved the Lord and answered His call and became a licensed minister for the Joplin District Church of the Nazarene. He was employed by the Branson Daily News as an advertising executive. Survivors include his wife, Karrie; two children, Christopher and Braydon Leggett; his mother and step-father, Janie and Rev. Ron Leggett, Mountain Home, Ark.; his father, Ray Frazier, Carrollton, Ohio; grandmothers, Ruth Burris, Dellroy, Ohio, and Audrey Leggett Sherrodsville, Ohio; two brothers, Mark Leggett and wife, Kelley, Nixa, and Ron Leggett and wife, Rayola, Buffalo; two sisters, Melissa Dudley and husband, Tim, Marshfield, and Brandy Carlisle and husband, Justin, Jacksonville, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Donald Burris and Jack Leggett. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Friday, October 28, 2005, in Nixa Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Gary Swearengin officiating. Burial will follow in Payne Cemetery, north of Nixa. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

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Leggett, David Alvin, Rev. 28 Sep 1971 - 25 Oct 2005 CCH-N 2 Nov 2005

            Rev. David Alvin Leggett, 34, of Nixa, passed away Oct. 25, 2005. Survivors include his wife, Karrie; two children, Christopher and Braydon Leggett; his mother and step-father, Janie and Rev. Ron Leggett, Mountain Home, Ark.; his father, Ray Frazier, Carrollton, Ohio; grandmothers, Ruth Burris, Dellroy, Ohio, and Audrey Leggett Sherrodsville, Ohio; two brothers, Mark Leggett and wife, Kelley, Nixa, and Ron Leggett and wife, Rayola, Buffalo; two sisters, Melissa Dudley and husband, Tim, Marshfield, and Brandy Carlisle and husband, Justin, Jacksonville, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were 2 p.m., Oct. 28, 2005, in Nixa Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Gary Swearengin officiating. Burial followed in Payne Cemetery, north of Nixa. 

 

Lehman, Adolph A. 24 Jan 1897 - 16 Apr 1972 CCR 20 Apr 1972 p1 & OH 20 Apr 1972 p6

[Note: Son of Charles & Matilda (Metzelthin) Lehman; married Theresa C. Huber 5 Sep 1900 - 29 Jun 1978]

BILLINGS - Adolph A. Lehman, 75, of Billings, died in his home at 4 p.m. Sunday following a short illness. Mr. Lehman was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Billings and a retired Frisco Railway boilermaker. Surviving are his wife, Theresa, four daughters, Mrs. Helen Lange and Mrs. Ann Stever, both of Billings, Mrs. Virginia Twilling, Grand Rapids, Mich. and Mrs. Jean Mals of Aurora; and a son, Joseph H. Lehman, St. Louis. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Fred Zoller, Billings and Mrs. Lorene LeBlond, Torrance, Calif., and two brothers, Ralph of Long Beach, Calif. and Harry of Republic. Rosary services were at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Cantrell Chapel in Billings and funeral mass was at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph Catholic Church, The Rev. Jerry Aschbacker officiating, and burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery.

 

Lehman, Emil W. 4 Jan 1876 - 9 Jan 1962 CCR 11 Jan 1962 p1

[Note: Son of Julius Louis & Augusta (Bengsch) Lehman; married  Vina Margaret Mitchell]

Funeral services for Emil Lehman, 86, of Clever who died on Tuesday at Springfield Baptist Hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Clever Christian Church with the Rev. R. W. Forbis officiating. Burial will be in the Smart Cemetery under the direction of Harris of Clever. He is survived by three sons, Leonard and Leo of Rt. 1, Clever and Howard of Tulsa; a daughter, Mrs. Stella Salchow of Rt. 1, Billings; a brother, Robert of Rt. 1, Billings; a sister, Mrs. Freida Zell of Billings; and a half-sister, Anna Miekley of Billings; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

 

Lehman, Leo Sheldon 13 Mar 1911 -  17 Jul 1989  OH 27 Jul 1989

[Note: Son of Emil W. & Vina Margaret (Mitchell) Lehman; married 6 Nov 1938 Maxine Ruth Pope 7 May 1918 - 17 Feb 2003]

Leo Lehman, 78, of Republic, died at 2:27 p.m. July 17 at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, after suffering an apparent heart attack. Services for Mr. Lehman were held July 20 in the Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, with Pastor Bill Raymond officiating. Burial was in Smart Cemetery, west of Clever. A retired farmer and stockman, Mr. Lehman was a longtime member of the Clever Christian Church. He was also a member of the Lions Club of Clever and served on the Clever School Board and on the Smart Cemetery Board. Surviving are his wife, Maxine; three sons and their wives, Bud and Maxine, Billings, Rex and Judy, Republic, and Mike and Carol, Clever; a sister, Stella Carlock, Billings; and seven grandchildren, Christine, Shelly, Stacy, Mara, Paula, Craig and his wife Lisa, and Tracy McCord. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Leukemia Foundation or to the American Cancer Society.

 

Lehman, Leonard E. 2 Aug 1906 - 12 Oct 1967       CCR 26 Oct 1967 p1

[Note: Son of Emil W. & Vina Margaret (Mitchell) Lehman; married  Audie Frazier 28 Apr 1908 - 27 Jun 1999]

Leonard E. Lehman, 61, Clever farmer and a director of People’s Bank in Clever, died about 4 a.m. Saturday in his home. He suffered from a heart condition.  Mr. Lehman, a private pilot, was a member of the Clever Christian Church and the Ozark Antique Car Club.  Surviving: his wife, Audie; two brothers, Leo, Clever. Howard, Tulsa, Okla; and a sister, Mrs. Stella Carlock, Billings. Funeral services at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Clever Christian Church with the Rev. O. L.  Manhayer and the Rev. Hubert Lines officiating. Burial was in Frazier Chapel Cemetery under direction of Cantrell of Clever.

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Lehman, Leonard E. 2 Aug 1906 - 12 Oct 1967

Leonard E. Lehman, 61, Clever farmer and a director of the People’s Bank here, died about 4 a. m. Saturday in his home.  He suffered from a heart condition.  Mr. Lehman, a private pilot, was a member of the Clever Christian Church and the Ozark Antique Car Club.  Surviving: his wife, Audie; two brothers, Leo, Clever, and Howard, Tulsa, Okla., and a sister, Mrs. Stella Carlock, Billings.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Clever.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Clever Christian Church with the Rev. O. L. Manhamyer and the Rev. Hubert Lines officiating.  Burial will be in Frazier Cemetery under direction of Cantrell of Clever.

Note:  This clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner has a handwritten date of 21 Oct 1967, in the margin.

 

Lehman, Maxine Ruth (Pope) 7 May 1918 - 17 Feb 2003 SN-L 19 Feb 2003

[Note: Daughter of Jesse Grant & Anna Martha (Merritt) Pope; married 6 Nov 1938 Leo Sheldon Lehman 13 Mar 1911 - 17 Jul 1989]

Maxine Ruth Lehman died at 3 p.m. Monday, February 17, 2003 in Primrose Place Healthcare Center, Springfield. She was born May 7, 1918 in Clever, MO, the daughter of Jesse and Anna (Merritt) Pope. She was united in marriage to Leo S. Lehman November 6, 1938, in Clever, and they were blessed with three sons. They farmed and raised their family in the Clever area where they were honorary members of the Clever High School FFA. Mrs. Lehman also served as election judge in Christian County for several years. They moved to Republic in the early 80s. She was a member of the Westside Christian Church where she was active in the Women's Sewing Circle. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo, July 17, 1989; her parents; and 11 brothers and sisters. She is survived by her sons, Bud Lehman and wife Maxine, Billings, Rex Lehman and wife Judy, Republic, and Mike Lehman, Clever; six grandchildren, Christine Crow, Craig Lehman, Mara Ray, Paula Lehman, Shelly Holt and Stacy Lehman; nine great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and a brother and his wife, Wayne and Mary Pope, Springfield. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 20, 2003 in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, with Rev. Tim Kahre officiating. Burial will follow in Smart Cemetery, Billings. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Westside Christian Church Women's Sewing Circle. Springfield News-Leader, February 19, 2003.

 

Lehman, Michael E. 28 Mar 1952 - 25 Apr 2005  SN-L 28 Apr 2005

[Note: Son of Leo Sheldon & Maxine Ruth (Pope) Lehman; married 26 Sep 2003 Pamela Lee Oxendine m/1 Eagleburger]

Michael E. Lehman, 53, Clever, died in his home Monday, April 25, 2005. He was born March 28, 1952, in Springfield, Mo., the son of Leo S. and Maxine Ruth (Pope) Lehman. He was raised in the Clever area, graduating from the Clever High School. Michael, a journeyman plumber, was active in the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union, Local 178, and also served as an instructor at the union hall. He was united in marriage to Pamela Lee Oxendine on September 26, 2003. His parents, and his father-in-law, Leon Oxendine, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Pam; step-sons, Rich Eagleburger and Francie Reust, and Aaron Eagleburger and wife, Amee, all of Springfield; step-daughters, Cassandra Hagood, Lebanon, and Jenna Moreland and husband, Bobbie, Ozark; eight step grandchildren, Megan, Alexandria, Zachary, Nicholas, Seth, Makenzie, Madison, and Mason; two brothers and their spouses, Bud and Maxine Lehman, Billings, and Rex and Judy Lehman, Republic; nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2005, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, with Rev. Tim Kahre officiating. Burial will follow in Smart Cemetery, Billings. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in Michael's name to the St. John's Burn Center, Springfield.

 

Lehman, Robert Frederick 25 Mar 1881 - 6 May 1963   CCR 9 May 1963

[Note: Son of  Julius Louis & Auguste (Bengsch) Lehman; married Emma M. Zoller 30 Mar 1886 - 30 Apr 1962]

Robert Frederick Lehman, 82, of Route 1, Billings, died at his home Monday afternoon. He was a lifelong resident of the community. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Mildred Lehman, of the home; and a sister and a half-sister, Mrs. Freda Zell and Mrs. Anna Miekley, both of Billings. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. today at Cantrell Chapel with burial in German Evangelical Cemetery.

 

Lehman, Vina Margaret (Mitchell) 8 Nov 1880 - 26 Apr 1933 CCR 4 May 1933 p7

[Note: Daughter of Thomas Benton & Esther (Messenger) Mitchell; married 6 Dec 1908 Emil W. Lehman 4 Jan 1876 - 9 Jan 1962]

Vina Margaret Mitchell was born Nov. 8, 1880, near Billings, Mo., and died April 26, 1933, at the family home near Clever, aged 52 years, 4 months and 18 days. She was married to Emile Lehman Dec. 6, 1903. To this union six children were born, two having preceded her in death. Those who survive are Leonard, Howard, Leo and Mrs. Stella Salchrow: Her husband, two grandchildren, Burton Jean Salchrow and Howard Dean Lehman; one sister, Mrs. Edith Callison of New Mexico; one brother, Martin Mitchell of Hurley and a number of other relatives and a host of friends. She was united with the Christian church at Clever. She was consistent in her faith, exerting herself to be in the services on the Lord’s Day. She was a devoted wife and mother. Memory of her devotion and words of advice and encouragement will linger in the minds of those dear to her and will encourage them in the things that are good and true. Funeral services were held Friday, April 28, at 2 p.m. at the Christian church in Clever conducted by Rev. G.W. Woodard of Aurora, with burial in the Smart cemetery under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Leach, Lou Ella (Dickson) 18 May 1871 - 13 Jan 1936 CCR 16 Jan 1936 p5

[Note: Daughter of John Jasper & Martha J. “Mattie” (Sanford) Dickson; married Bud Leach; birthdate from 1910 & 1930 censuses varies from MO DC; tombstone says Ella Lou]

Funeral services for Mrs. Lou Ella Leach, age 54, who died on Monday at her home three miles southwest of Nixa, after a lingering illness were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the home with burial in the McConnell cemetery under the direction of Harding and Maples of Nixa. She is survived by one brother, John Dickson, with whom she lived.

 

Leake, Lottie C. (Henderson) 10 Jul 1873 - 15 Feb 1951 CCR 22 Feb 1951

[Note: Daughter of Ruel L. & ? (?) Henderson; married John Wesley Leake 2 Feb 1956 - 27 Nov 1933]

A resident of Aurora for many years, Mrs. Lottie C. Henderson Leake, widow of the late John W. Leake, justice of the peace of Aurora, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Noel Hall in Ozark, Thursday evening about 7:30 o’clock. She was 77 years old. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Chaffin Chapel and burial was made in the Maple Park cemetery in Aurora where short graveside services under direction of the Order of Eastern Star were held prior to interment. The Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark was in charge of arrangements. Rev. F. M. Price, pastor of the Congregational church of Springfield was the officiating minister. Mrs. Leake was active in civic and club work in Aurora for many years helping to organize the first Campfire Girls organization and the first Parent Teachers Association there. She was a past worthy matron and a past district deputy grand matron of the Order of Eastern Star. She was a past Oracle of the Royal Neighbors. During World War I, she was Lawrence county production chairman of the American Red Cross, and for many years was a member of the Ladies Saturday Club. She was born July 10, 1873 in Neosho. Her father, Reul I. Henderson was a land agent for the Frisco railroad. Her husband preceded her in death in 1934. Mrs. Leake is survived by the daughter, Mrs. Noel M. Hall of Ozark; a son, Harold Henderson Leake, who is head of the radio department at Oklahoma A&M College at Stillwater, OK; four grandchildren, John Ben Leake of Crane, Mrs. Herman Roeder of Stillwater, Noel M. Hall, Jr. of Ft. Stockton, TX, and Mrs. Adrian Durant, Jr. of Columbia, MO; and also four great-grandchildren. Mrs. Leake was a member of the Congregation church. She was a member of the Ozark Ladies Literary Club at the time of her death.

 

Lear, Robert Edgar 30 Nov 1920 - 20 Feb 2004  SN-L 22 Feb 2004

[Note: Son of Ford E. & Belle (Lung) Lear; married Jun 1941 Ruth M. Childs d 1973]

Robert Edgar Lear, 83, Billings, formerly of Flint, Mich., died at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20, 2004, in Ozark Mountain Regional Health Care Center, Crane. He was born Nov. 30, 1920, in Flint, Mich., the son of Ford E. And Belle (Lung) Lear. He was united in marriage to Ruth M. Childs in June, 1941. Mr. Lear graduated from Flint Northern High School in 1938, where he played trumpet. He retired in 1984 from the AC Spark Plugs Company. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth, in 1973. He is survived by a son, Dale Lear and his wife, Alicia, Billings, Mo., and a daughter, Nancy Lear, Republic. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, in Miles-Martin Funeral Home, Mt. Morris, Mich. Burial will be in Flint Memorial Park, Mt. Morris. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Miles-Martin Funeral Home. Local arrangements made by Meadors Funeral Home, Republic.

 

Leard, Erma (Goff) 18 Jul 1880 - 22 Nov 1942 CCR 26 Nov 1942 p8

[Note: Daughter of John & ?  ( ) Goff; married Fayette Leard]

The funeral of Mrs. Fayette (Erma Goff) Leard, of Ozark, MO, who died here in a hospital Sunday night, will be Wednesday morning at 10:30 in the Alma Lohmeyer chapel, Dr. Arthur J. McClung officiating. Active pallbearers will be Bill McDaniel, Jack Gass, James Keet, Burke Holbrook, Irving Schwab and Arthur Christenson, Honorary pallbearers will be Linder Link, Claude Woodruff, Holland Keet, Harry Worman, Dr. Wallis Smith and Hal Reed.—Springfield Leader-Press. Mr. and Mrs. Leard have spent the past few years on their farm southeast of Ozark. A sister, Mrs. Frank Brown, Rt. 1, Ozark, survives.

 

Leasure, Margaret Frances (Pickering) 12 Feb 1921 - 31 Mar 1997 CCH-N 5 Apr 1997

[Note: Daughter of Roby E. & Lenna F (  ) Pickering]

Margaret Frances Leasure, 76, of Ozark, formerly of Maryland, Wisconsin and Sparta, Mo. died at 1:03 p.m. Monday, March 31, 1997 in Cox Medical Center South. The daughter of Roby E. and Lenna F Pickering, she was born Feb. 12, 1921 in Fort Howard, Baltimore, MD. Margaret grew up in Fort Howard and attended grade school there. She went through two years of high school in Sparrow's Point, MD. Margaret worked several different jobs, including working at Bethlehem Steel in Sparrow's Point during WW II. She made nuts and bolts for victory ships to carry supplies for the military. She also did spot welding at another factory for military supplies. She was preceded in death by: a son, Robert Leasure; and two brothers, Earl and Norris Pickering. She is survived by: a daughter and her husband, Linda and Guenter Jentzsch, Highlandville; a daughter-in-law, Larraine Leasure, New York; six grandchildren, Kurt and Amanda Jentzsch, Keith Jentzsch, all of Springfield, Darryl and Kimberly Leasure, state of New York, and Bob and Michael Leasure, state of New York; three great-grandchildren; and a dear friend, Junita Morrow. Margaret had been a resident of Ozark Nursing and Care Center, Ozark, since October 1995. She was "Queen of Hearts" for 1996 and participated in the Ms. Nursing Home Pageant. Margaret was a pleasant and delightful lady. Her body is to be cremated under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home South. Memorial services were held Thursday, April 3, 1997 in Ozark Nursing and Care Center, Ozark, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.

 

Leath, Clara A. 31 Dec 1895  - 8 Feb 1988 OH 11 Feb 1988

Clara A. Leath, 92, of Hurley, died Monday morning in the Aurora Nursing Center after a long illness. Services for Mrs. Leath were held Wednesday in the Meadors Chapel, Clever, with the Rev. Pete Welles officiating. Burial was in the Wright Cemetery. Mrs. Leath had lived in Hurley for more than 65 years, and was a member of the Hurley Baptist Church. Survivors included four daughters; Mildred Conrad and Gladys Jennings; both of Hurley, Alice Wright, Clever, and Donna Faye Porter, Springfield; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

 

Leath, John Hiram 14 Feb 1862 - 3 Jun 1935 CCR 13 Jun 1935 p1

[Note: married 6 Jun 1890 Frances Henry; obit incomplete; MO DC gives dob as 14 Feb 1863]

John Hiram Leath was born Feb. 14, 1862 and departed this life June 3, 1935, age 73 years, 3 months and 18 days. He was married to Frances Henry June 6, 1890. To this union 4 children were born, one having died in infancy. He is survived by his wife and three children: Mrs. Myrtle Langley, Tom Leath and Loren Leath all of Crane, MO, Route 2; also 1 brother, Dave Leath of Crane, [INCOMPLETE]

 

Leath, Kenneth L. 16 Jun 1925 - 18 May 2001

[Note: Son of Loren & Gladys (Scott) Leath; married Doris L. Sauage 19 May 1927 - 6 Jul 1998]

Kenneth L. Leath, 75, Springfield, died in his home Friday, May 18, 2001.  He was united in marriage to Doris L. Savage on December 17, 1943, and six children were born to this union.  He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army.  A longtime resident of Springfield, he retired from Mid American Dairy Association.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris, on July 6, 1996; and his parents, Loren and Gladys (Scott) Leath.  Survivors are six children, Linda Bryant, Carolyn Perryman, Jim Leath and wife, Eva, Patricia Moore, Mike Leath and Lisa Powers, all of Springfield; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Doris Gamble, Crane; and nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 21, 2001, in Meadors Funeral Homes, Clever, with burial to follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery with military honors.  The Clever Chapel will be open at noon Sunday with visitation from 4 to 6 p.m.

(Springfield News-Leader) (Contributed by Hazel Messenger)

 

Leath, Lorene 3 May 1909 - 7 Aug 1986 OH 14 Aug 1986 p5

Services for Lorene Leath, 77, Marionville, were held August 9 in Meadors Chapel, Republic, with the Rev. Stanley White officiating. Burial was in Ruckman Cemetery, northwest of Republic. Mrs. Leath died August. 7 in Aurora Community Hospital following a long illness. She was a member of McKinley Christian Church and a charter member of the Sycamore Extension Club. Survivors include three sons, Delbert, Tulsa, Roger, Marionville, and Harold, Lewiston, Idaho; four daughters, Nova Brown, Marionville, Wilda Wilson, Tulsa, Okla., Norma Blevins and Catherine Beck, both of Mount Vernon; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

 

Leath, Paul Edwin 27 Jun 1937 - 23 Jan 1958 CCR 30 Jan 1958 p4

[Note: Son of ? & Rachel Delania (Applegate) Leath; grandson of George Washington & Dora Elvester (Siler) Applegate; Rachel, born 2 July 1915 married also a Mr. Todd; brother possibly Jerry D. Todd 21 Feb 1936 -25 Dec 2003 whom SSDI shows dying in Sacramento CA]

Funeral services for Paul Edwin Leath, 20 who died Thursday, Jan, 23 in an auto accident near Camp Polk., La. were held Tuesday January 28 at 1:30 p.m. in the Chaffin Funeral Chapel at Ozark, with Rev. Ivan Coyle officiating. Burial was in National Cemetery at Springfield, with military services at the grave. He entered the United States Army in 1953, serving in Korea and at several military posts in the United States. Survivors include his mother, Rachel Delania Applegate, a brother, Jerry Dean Todd of Modesto, Calif, his maternal grandmother, Mrs. John Newton of Ozark and his maternal grandfather, George W. Applegate of Huntsville, Ark.

 

Leavitt, James T. 1872 - 26 Apr 1946 CCR 2 May 1946 p1

[Note: married Jane Collingwood]

James T. Leavitt, 73, died at his home in Clear Water, Fla., April 26. Mr. Leavitt held the position as associate manager of the western district of the Hartford Insurance company for 40 years, retiring five years ago. He moved to Ozark following his retirement and then to Florida about a year and a half ago. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Shrine and a member of the Presbyterian church in Ozark. Surviving are his wife, Jane Collingwood Leavitt; two sisters, Mrs. Robert H. Walker and Mrs. Charles R. Jones, both of Springfield, Mo. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Alma Lohmeyer chapel in Springfield, at 2 o’clock with the Rev. F.P. Brewster of Ozark officiating. Active pallbearers were Will Hackney, George Booth, Lee J. Wilson, O.G. Smith, Warren White and Hall Reed.

 

Leavitt, Myrtle (?) Wilson 18 Jan 1891 - Sep 1979 OH 4 Oct 1979 p2

Services for Mrs. Myrtle Leavitt, 88, Springfield, were held Monday in the Ralph Thieme Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. The Revs. Ira Keithley and Bill Keithley officiated. Among those surviving are two sons, Loyd Wilson, Clever and Paul Leavitt, Billings. Mrs. Leavitt died last Saturday in Springfield General Osteopathic Hospital after a long illness.

 

LeBlanc, Marjorie Ruth (Nealy) 15 Oct 1923 - 18 Apr 2004 CCH-N 21 Apr 2004

[Note: Daughter of Edwin Cole & Marjorie (McVay) Nealy; married Harold Joseph LeBlanc. Sr.]

Marjorie Ruth LeBlanc, 80, of Spokane, died Sunday, April 18 in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born October 15, 1923 in Sterling, Nebraska, the daughter of Edwin Cole Nealy and Marjorie (McVay) Nealy. During her working career she owned and operated an upholstery shop. Survivors include: two children, Marjorie Lambert and her husband, Danny, Spokane, and Harold Joseph LeBlanc Jr. and his wife Peggy, Morgan City, La.; five grandchildren, Harold Joseph LeBlanc III, Shane Anthony LeBlanc, Tara Lynn LeBlanc, Danny Lambert Jr., and John J. Lambert; six great-grandchildren; four brothers, Edwin C. Nealy, Greeley, Colo., Jim Nealy, Greeley, Colo., Bill Nealy, Lincoln, Neb., and Ralphy Nealy, Longmont, Colo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Joseph LeBlanc Sr., a brother, John Halbert Nealy, and her parents. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 28 at 10:00 a.m. at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with the Rev. Randall Harwood officiating. Burial will follow in Schupbach Cemetery, Spokane. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 27 from 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2004

 

Lecomte, Mary Ann (Hodgson) 1891 - 16 Feb 1977  OH 24 Feb 1977 p10

[Note: married Edward Henry Lecomte 9 Jun 1890 - Dec 1968]

OZARK - services for Mrs. Mary Ann Lecomte, 85, a former Highlandville resident, were at 2 p.m. Saturday in the First Baptist Church of Highlandville Cemetery under the direction of Harris of Ozark. Mrs. Lecomte died at 5:30 p.m. Monday in Richland, Wash. after a long illness. Mrs. Lecomte was a native of Weir, Kan, and settled in Highlandville in 1927. In Highlandville, she and her husband operated the Montague Springs Trout Hatchery until their retirement in 1964.

 

Ledbetter, Clara Mildred (Bunten) 22 May 1910 - 28 Jan 1997 CCH-N 1 Feb 1997

[Note: Daughter of Isaac Edward & Nevada (Carroll) Bunten; married 22 Nov 1927 Vercel Roy Ledbetter 28 Nov 1907 - 1 Feb 1990]

Clara Mildred Ledbetter, 86, Ozark, died Tuesday, January 28, 1997, in Ozark Riverview Manor. She was born May 22, 1910, in Owensville, Missouri, and was the daughter of Isaac Edward and Nevada (Carroll) Bunten. On November 22, 1927, she was united in marriage to Vercel Roy Ledbetter. Throughout her husband's career as an Assembly of God minister, Mrs. Ledbetter assisted him in several communities. Together they ministered to the Ozark community where Mr. Ledbetter served as pastor of the Ozark Assembly of God Church for 24 years. Her husband preceded her, in death in 1990. Mrs. Ledbetter was a member of Central Assembly of God Church in Springfield. Survivors include nieces, nephews, and many friends. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 3, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Stanley Michael officiating. Burial will be in Ozark Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-4:00 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.

 

Ledbetter, Emmett Guy 27 Oct 1933 - 10 May 2005  SN-L 12 May 2005

[Note: Son of Emmett Napolean & Mildred Ann (Lovell) Ledbetter; married 4 Jun 1960 June Elizabeth Ferguson]

Emmett Guy Ledbetter, age 71, went to be with his Lord on May 10, 2005, in his home in Ozark, Mo., surrounded by his family. He was born October 27, 1933, in Botkinberg, Ark., the son of Emmett Napolean Ledbetter and Mildred Ann Lovell. He moved his family to Missouri in 1968 from Norman, Okla. He and his wife, June Elizabeth Ferguson, were married in Oklahoma City, Okla., on June 4, 1960. They were to celebrate their 45th anniversary next month. Emmett proudly served his country in the Navy from 1953 to 1957. Emmett worked in the grocery industry all his life. He started by stocking shelves in high school and retired in 1992 after owning his second grocery store. Emmett enjoyed many things: gardening, reading, drives in the country, and loved spending time with his family, especially playing games with his wife, children, and grandchildren. Emmett loved his family deeply and his greatest joy was having all of his family with him. Emmett's crowning achievement was nurturing a family that was close knit, bearing one another's burdens, and sharing each other's joy. He taught us all how to love one another and he knew how to have fun! Emmett was saved at an early age in a tent revival and strived to teach all of his kids to follow God's Word. Emmett is counting on us to support one another until we're reunited with him in God's presence. Emmett was preceded in death by his grandparents, Will and Lelia Ann Lovell; father, Emmett Napolean Ledbetter and mother, Mildred Ann Lovell; brother, Bill Dean Ledbetter; and his in-laws, Emory and Luna Ferguson. Emmett is survived by a large and loving family, his wife, June; his four children, Steve and his wife, Debbie, Anne and husband, Winston, Krista, and Lori and husband, Scott; eight grandchildren, Stephanie, Christopher, Britnee, Tyler, Darby, Blake, Luke, and Eppie and husband, David; three great-grandchildren, Andrew, Riley, and Michael; three sisters, Rose, Mary, and Bobbie; one half-brother, Don; three half-sisters, Ruth, Sadi, and Iris; and step-mother, Cleo. He is also survived by many other relatives and friends. Services for Emmett will be held on Friday, May 13, 2005, at 12 p.m. in Walnut Lawn Funeral Home in Springfield, Mo., with Rev. Lane Harrison officiating. Interment will follow in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery.

 

Ledbetter, F. A. 1 Aug 1902 - 30 Jul 1986 OH 7 Aug 1986 p3

[Note: Son of Richard E. & Harriet Hester (Carter) Ledbetter; married 24 Mar 1920 Opal Mae Engle 23 Feb 1903 - 25 Mar 1996]

Services for F. A. Ledbetter, 83, Ozark, were held August 2 in Harris Chapel, Ozark with the Rev., Troy Rhoden officiating. Burial was in Ozark Cemetery. Mr. Ledbetter died July 20 in Cox Medical Center South following a short illness. A resident of Ozark since 1930, he had operated Ledbetter Market on the west side of the square for 20 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and had served as an active deacon for 47 years. He was a 50-year member of Friend Masonic Lodge No. 352 and was a former mayor of Ozark. At the time of his death, he was a member of the board of directors of Ozark Building and Loan Association where he had previously served as president for several years. Survivors include his wife, Opal; two daughters, Christina Farrar, Garden Grove, Calif. and Evelyn Davis, Ozark; one brother, V. R. Ledbetter, Ozark and three grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, Ozark.

 

Ledbetter, Harriet Hester (Carter) 27 Nov 1863 -14 Aug 1947 CCR 21 Aug 1947 p1

[Note: Daughter of Robert & Millie Ann (Shelton) Carter; married Richard E. Ledbetter Sep 1864 - 18 Oct 1948]

Funeral services were held Sunday at Mountain View for Mrs. R.E. Ledbetter, mother of F.A. Ledbetter of Ozark. She passed away Thursday following a lengthy illness. Those from Ozark attending the funeral were Rev. Bonnie Ward who conducted services, Mr. and Mrs. D.C. Leonard, Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Tunnell, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Engle and J.C., Lynn Ball, Arthur Collins, Mr. and Mrs. Don Davis, Miss Christina Ledbetter of Independence, Mo., and Mr. and Mrs. F.A. Ledbetter. Mr. R.E. Ledbetter returned to Ozark and will remain for an extended visit with his son.

 

Ledbetter, James Cephas, Jr. 23 Jun 1930 - 5 Jul 1930 CCR 10 Jul 1930 p1

[Note: Son of James Cephas & Martha (Flanigan) Ledbetter]

Funeral services for James Cephas Ledbetter, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Ledbetter, who died Saturday, July 5, 1930, were held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the residence in Clever, Rev. R.W. Forbis officiating. Burial was made in the Wise Hill cemetery under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever. He is survived by his father and mother, one brother and one sister, besides many other relatives.

 

Ledbetter, Jamey Shawn (Ledbetter) Carpenter Cobb 14 Jul 1968 - 6 Nov 2011 CCH-N 16 Nov 2011 on-line only

[Note: Daughter of Michael & Alice ( ) Ledbetter; married ? Carpenter; married ? Cobb]

            Jamey Shawn Ledbetter (Carpenter/Cobb), 43, died in her home Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. She was born July 14, 1968, in Lebanon, to Michael and Alice Ledbetter. Ledbetter spent her early childhood in Lebanon, before moving to Warrensburg, where she attended middle school and later graduated from nearby Crestridge High School. Ledbetter was fond of reading and writing her own stories, collecting miniatures and being a grandmother. A brother, Michael Daren Ledbetter, preceded Jamey in death. She is survived by: son Brett Carpenter and his fiancée Chasidy Dickens, Springfield; two grandchildren, Tavin and Taci Carpenter; father Mike Ledbetter and wife Cheryl, Billings; mother Alice Golden, Springfield; brother David Ledbetter, Atlanta, Ga.; a sister-in-law Lhannie Ledbetter, Buckeye, Ariz.; and many other relatives and close friends. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Services will be at 2 p.m., Friday, in the funeral home, with Rev. Terry Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Park Cemetery, Aurora. Memorials are suggested to the Children’s Miracle Network. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.


Ledbetter, Opal Mae (Engle) 23 Feb 1903 - 25 Mar 1996  CCH-N 27 Mar 1996

[Note: Daughter of Joseph & Lottie (Glen) Engle; married F.A. Ledbetter 1 Aug 1902 - 30 Jul 1986]

Opal Mae Ledbetter, age 93, of Ozark, died Monday, March 25, 1996, in Ozark Nursing and Care Center, where she had received loving care since May. She was born February 23, 1903 in Glenwood, Iowa, and was the daughter of Joseph and Lottie (Glen) Engle. The family moved to Missouri when Opal was a young girl. She was united in marriage to F.A. Ledbetter, who preceded her in death in 1986. She was also preceded in death by: a brother, William Engle; and a son-in-law, Russell Farrar. Mrs. Ledbetter was an active. member of Ozark First Baptist Church for many years. Survivors include: two daughters, Christina Farrar, Garden Grove, Calif., and Evelyn Davis and her husband, Don, Ozark; three grandsons, Steven Farrar, Dana Point, Calif., Keith Farrar, Garden Grove, Calif., and Kent Davis, Nashville, Tenn.; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held today, March 27, 1996 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Troy Rhoden officiating. Burial will be in Ozark Cemetery.

 

Ledbetter, Richard E. Sept 1864 - 18 Oct 1948 CCR 21 Oct 1948

[Note: Son of James R. & Nancy F. (Jones) Ledbetter; married Harriet Hester Carter 27 Nov 1863 -14 Aug 1947]

Richard E. Ledbetter, 84, died Monday afternoon, Oct. 18, at the home of his son, F.A. Ledbetter, at Ozark following a long illness. Mr. Ledbetter was a retired farmer and had lived in the Mountain View community most of his life. Survivors include three daughters, five sons, 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at a rural Baptist church near Mountain View, Mo. Burial was there under direction of Duncan Funeral Home. Rev. Bonnie Ward officiated. Those who attended from Ozark were Mr. and Mrs. F.A. Ledbetter, Rev. and Mrs. Bonnie Ward, Mr. and Mrs. William Engle, Mr. and Mrs. Don Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Tunnell, Mr. and Mrs. D.C. Leonard and Mrs. George Kimmons.

 

Ledbetter, Vercel Roy, Rev. 28 Nov 1907 - 1 Feb 1990 OH 8 Feb 1990

[Note: Son of Richard E. & Harriet Hester (Carter) Ledbetter; married 22 Nov 1927 Mildred Clara Bunten 22 May 1910 - 28 Jan 1997]

Reverend Vercel R. Ledbetter, 82. died Thursday, Feb. 1, 1990, in Maranatha Village in Springfield, following a long illness. A resident of Ozark for 24 years, he served as Minister for Assembly of God Churches throughout Missouri during his 55 year career. Rev. Ledbetter was a member of the General Council of Assembly of God Churches and a member of the Central Assembly of God Church of Springfield. He was a former member of the Assembly of God Church of Ozark, where the activity building, Ledbetter Hall, was named in his honor. Survivors include his wife, Mildred and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Sunday, Feb. 4 in Adams Funeral Home of Ozark with Dr. G. Raymond Carlson and Rev. Philip Wannenmacher officiating. Burial was in Ozark Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the charity of the donor's choice.

 

Lederer, Gladys E. (Brumley) 1897 - 14 Apr 1963   CCR 18 Apr 1963

[Note: Daughter of William Henry & Sarah (Austin) Brumley; married Casper Lederer 25 Apr 1884 - Oct 1972]

Mrs. Gladys E. Lederer, 65, Billings, died at 7:45 a.m. Sunday in St. John's Hospital where she had been a patient two days. Mrs. Lederer, who was a member of St. Agnes Cathedral, is survived by her husband, Casper; a son, Charles Lederer, 1111 Barnes, Springfield; a daughter, Mrs. Douglas Dark, Hazelwood, Mo.; four brothers, Dan, Earl and Lester Brumley, all of Springfield, and Chester Brumley, Bolivar; a sister, Mrs. Wilma Lockridge, Kansas City, Kan.; and five grandchildren. Rosary services were at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Herman Lohmeyer Chapel. Funeral mass was at 9 a.m. Tuesday in St. Agnes Cathedral with Msgr. V. A. Schroeger officiating. Burial was in Hazelwood Cemetery.

 

Ledford, Jerry Lee, II  8 Jan 1981 - 24 Nov 2011 SN-L 26 Nov 2011

[Note: Son of Jerry Lee & Cynthia Diane (Trull) Ledford; married Christina]

            Jerry Lee Ledford II, 30, Nixa. Arrangements: Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

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Ledford, Jerry Lee, II  8 Jan 1981 - 24 Nov 2011 AdamsFH

            Jerry Lee Ledford, II, passed away at home Thursday, November 24, 2011. He was born January 6, 1981. He grew up in Nixa and attended Nixa schools. Jerry enjoyed Cardinals Baseball, and was a baseball card collector. He was athletic and loved music. In 2009 Jerry became disabled following a car accident. Jerry was loved by many and will be missed. The light of Jerry’s life was his daughter, Nevaeh. He was a wonderful father to his daughter that he loved and adored so much. Survivors include: His parents, Cynthia Diane (Trull) Ledford and Jerry Lee Ledford; his wife, Christina Daniels; his daughter, Nevaeh Christine Ledford; nine brothers and sisters, Darlene and husband Jimmy, Denise and husband James, Johnny and wife Robin, Tony and wife Allison, Mike and wife Cindy, Sydney, Lindsey and Brandon, Robby and wife Christina, and Siara Diane and husband Luke; and many nieces and nephews. Memorial donations may be made to the family for the benefit of Nevaeh. Visitation will be from 2:30 - 4:00 PM Sunday, November 27, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. A funeral service will follow at 4:00 PM with Pastor Don Blansit officiating.

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Ledford, Jerry Lee, II  8 Jan 1981 - 24 Nov 2011 CCH-N 30 Nov 2011

            Jerry Lee Ledford, II, died November 24, 2011. He was born January 6, 1981. He grew up in Nixa and attended Nixa schools. He enjoyed Cardinals Baseball, and was a baseball card collector. He was athletic and loved music. In 2009 Jerry became disabled following a car accident. Jerry was loved by many and will be missed. The light of Jerry’s life was his daughter, Nevaeh. He was a wonderful father to his daughter that he loved and adored so much. Survivors include: His parents, Cynthia Diane (Trull) Ledford and Jerry Lee Ledford; his wife, Christina Daniels; his daughter, Nevaeh Christine Ledford; nine brothers and sisters, Darlene and husband Jimmy, Denise and husband James, Johnny and wife Robin, Tony and wife Allison, Mike and wife Cindy, Sydney, Lindsey and Brandon, Robby and wife Christina, and Siara Diane and husband Luke; and many nieces and nephews. Memorial donations may be made to the family for the benefit of Nevaeh. Visitation was 2:30 - 4:00 PM Sunday, November 27, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Services followed at 4 PM with Pastor Don Blansit officiating. 


Lee Adrian F. 29 Apr 1924 - 23 Mar 2010 SN-L 26 Mar 2010

[Note: Son of Martin D. & Thelma D. (Wilhite) Lee; married 1944 Billy Jean]

Adrian F. Lee, of Spokane, was born April 29, 1924. He went to be with the Lord on March 25, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Thelma Lee, and a son, James Lee. Survivors include: his wife of  65 years, Billy Jean Lee; a son John F. Lee and wife Cassandra; four grandchildren, Adrienne Coffelt, Angela Piatt and John J. Lee, all of Spokane, and James M. Lee of Colorado; five great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 27, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Burial will follow in Spokane Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. Saturday until service time.

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Lee, Adrian F. 29 Apr 1924 - 23 Mar 2010 CCH-N 31 Mar 2010

Adrian F. Lee, of Spokane, was born April 29, 1924. He went to be with the Lord on March 25, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Thelma Lee, and a son, James Lee. Survivors include: His wife of  65 years, Billy Jean Lee; a son, John F. Lee, and wife Cassandra; four grandchildren, Adrienne Coffelt, Angela Piatt and John J. Lee, all of Spokane, and James M. Lee, of Colorado; five great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends. Funeral services were at  2 p.m. March 27, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.  Burial followed in Spokane Cemetery. Visitation was from 12:30 p.m. until service time.

 

Lee, Alta Pearl (Phillips) 20 Dec 1915 - 10 Apr 1982 OH 15 Apr 1982 p9

[Note: Daughter of Walter K. & Hilda (Lindquish) Phillips; married J. O. Lee]

Graveside services for Alta Lee, 66, Route 1, Ozark, were held April 13 in Payne Cemetery north of Nixa with the Rev. Glynn Ensor officiating. Burial was under the direction of Harris of Nixa. Mrs. Lee died April 10 in Cox Medical Center, Springfield, after a long illness. She had lived in Cedar County and Claremont, Calif, before she moved here in 1971. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, J. O.; two brothers, Cecil Phillips, Springfield and Lewis K. Phillips, Los Molinos, Calif.; and a sister, Mrs. Dorothy J. Holbrook, Galena.

 

Lee, Armeda (Hicks) 28 Feb 1899 - 13 Nov 1991 NN-E 21 Nov 1991

[Note: Daughter of Andrew & Maude (Harper) Hicks; married 15 Mar 1918 William J. Lee]

Armeda Lee, 92, Ozark, formerly of Bradleyville, died at 7:35 p.m. Wednesday, Nov 13, 1991 in her home. She was a homemaker and a member of the General Baptist Church, Bradleyville. She was born Feb. 28, 1899 in Seymour, the daughter of Andrew and Maude (Harper) Hicks. On March 15, 1918 she married William J. Lee in Longrun, MO. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Nadine Dean, Ozark; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held Saturday in Longrun Cemetery with the Revs. Floyd Roberts and Tom Johnson officiating.

 

Lee, Clell C. 3 Oct 1915 - 27 Jan 1986 OH 6 Feb 1986 p3

[Note: Son of Albert T. & Mary (Shipman) Lee; married Maciel Jane]

Services for Clell C. Lee, 70, Springfield, were held Jan. 31 in Greenlawn Funeral Home North, with the Revs. O. V. Dodson and Richard Eakins officiating. Burial was in White Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Lee died Jan. 27 at St. John’s Regional Health Center following a sudden illness. A resident of Springfield for the past 45 years, he was a spokesman for the Frito-Lay Company. He was a member of Hopedale Baptist Church, Ozark. Survivors include his wife, Maciel Jane; two daughters, Patricia Hamby and Karen Porter, both of Springfield; a son, Robert, Rogers, Ark.; his mother, Mary Lee, Springfield; four sisters, Louise Willoughby, Opal Harl, Eula Mae Rollins, and Eleanor Lee, all of Springfield; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

 

Lee, Cordelia Ann (Fox) 3 Aug 1888 - 18 Jan 1965 SN-L Jan 1965

[Note: Daughter of  John Reynolds & Margaret Melvina (Maples) Fox; married 13 Oct 1907 Roland Columbua Lee 1 Dec 1884 - 21 Jul 1969]

Mrs. Roland Lee – Mrs. Cordelia Ann Lee, 78 of 2121 North Alberta, died at 9 p.m. Monday in Foster Nursing Home after a short illness. A native of Highlandville, Mrs. Lee came here 42 years ago. She was a member of Northwest Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Roland; three sons, Archie of 1837 North Newton, Verdie of Route 4, and John of Kansas City; five daughters, Mrs. Opal Pickering, 1111 West Atlantic, Mrs. Ruth Davis, Kansas City, Mrs. Blanche DiGraci, St. Louis, Mrs. Dorothy Harp, Jefferson City, and Mrs. Betty Scheinost, Kansas City; a brother, Elmer Fox, Galena; 20 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1: 30 p.m. in the Northwest Baptist Church, 188801 West Lee, with the Rev. Claude Barclay officiating. Burial will be in Highlandville Cemetery under direction of Herman-Lohmeyer. Published in Springfield News Leader, Jan.  1965; Contributed by:  Jan Lowry

 

Lee, Dicy Diane (Davis) 8 Feb 1877 - 21 Nov 1973 OH 29 Nov 1973 p4

[Note: Daughter of James Mattison & Mary Elizabeth (Melton) Davis; married 12 Sep 1895 James Robert “Jim” Lee 15 Jul 1876 - 19 Apr 1938]

Funeral services for Mrs. Dicy Diane Lee, 96, of Ponce de Leon, were at 2 p.m. last Friday in the Spokane Baptist Church with the Rev. James Ellingsworth officiating. Burial was in Martin Cemtery near Spokane under direction of Adams of Ozark. Mrs. Lee died last Wednesday in the Christian County Nursing Home here.

 

Lee, Eldon V. 30 Mar 1916 - 16 Jan 1974  OH 24 Jan 1974 p8

[Note: Son of Lodo L. & Myrtle (Abbott) Lee; married 14 Apr 1940 Goldie Robinson]

Sparta - Eldon V. Lee, 57, of Sparta, died at 9:35 a.m. last Wednesday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, following a short illness. A lifelong Sparta resident, Mr. Lee was a member of the Sparta Baptist Church. He was an employee of Major Cheese Company in Ozark for 23 years. Survivors include his wife, Goldie; one daughter, Mrs. Patricia Ann Welch of Sparta, one brother, Gordon of Sparta and one sister, Mrs. Naomi Harper of Springfield. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Harris of Ozark.

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Lee, Eldon V. 30 Mar 1916 - 16 Jan 1974 OH 16 Jan 1975 p11

In memory of our husband and father, Eldon Lee - it has been a year, but God gave us memories that are so dear to his goodness to us and the love for his home and his family and my family. He has gone on to his heavenly home he so deserved. Mrs. Eldon Lee and daughter.

 

Lee, Elizabeth “Betty” (Tilley) 10 Jan 1861 - 6 Jan 1934 CCR 11 Jan 1934 p6

[Note: Daughter of Arron & Martha (Pierce) Tilley]

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Lee, 72, who died early Saturday morning at the home 5 miles south of Hurley, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Mars Hill church, 4 miles south of Crane, MO, with burial in cemetery there under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever, MO. The survivors are: Rosa Lee of Crane, R.2; Crit Lee of Verona, MO; and Mrs. Bertie Becker of Joplin, MO.

 

Lee, Ethel 1934 - 11 Jan 2009 CCH-N 14 Jan 2009

Ethel Lee, 74, Ozark, Missouri passed away Jan. 11, 2009, in Ozark Riverview Manor. Cremation was under the care of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Memorial services to be held in St. Louis at a later date.

 

Lee, Eva Marilyn (Ledbetter) 1884 - 7 Dec 1964 CCR 10 Dec 1964 p1

[Note: married George Lee]

Mrs. Eva Marilyn Lee, 80, died after a long illness at 3 p.m. Monday in an Ozark rest home. A member of the Calvary Temple in Springfield, Mrs. Lee was a Mountain View native, moving to Springfield 16 years ago. she was the widow of George Lee, retired Frisco employee who died four years ago.  She is survived by a son, Oscar, 1448 South Virginia; a daughter, Mrs. Ida Engle, Ozark; two brothers, Willie Ledbetter, Keyes, Calif. and Riley Ledbetter, Mountain View; three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Tindle, 822 Chicago in Springfield, Mrs. Nettie Ikard, Sacramento, Calif. and Mrs. Ibbie Thornton, Oregon state; four grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Chapel Hill Cemetery near Mountain View, with the Rev. Wilbur Blansit officiating. Burial was in Chapel Hill Cemetery under direction of Ralph Thieme.

 

Lee, Evert 10 Feb 1904 - 8 May 1986 OH 15 May 1986 p4

[Note: Son of Henry & Nancy ( ) Lee; married Pearl m/1 Hansen]

Services for Evert Lee, 82, Springfield, were held May 11 in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Revs. George Pettey and James Ellingsworth officiating. Burial was in Spokane Cemetery. Mr. Lee died May 8 in Cox Medical Center South. He was a former Ponce de Leon resident and a retired farmer and carpenter. In 1967, he moved to Springfield, where he was a member of Victory Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Pearl; three daughters, Lillie Mae Seaton, Mary Jane Hale, and Ida Bell Masteller, all of Springfield; one stepson, William Hansen, Cucamonga, Calif.; one sister, Elsie Howard, Nixa; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

 

Lee, George Bryant 25 Dec 1904 - 18 Dec 1986 OH 25 Dec 1986 pB6

[Note: Son of William H. & Nancy Ann (Bloomer) Lee; married 24 Jan 1925 CCM Hattie Odela Pruitt 1 Aug 1908 - 29 Sep 1991]

Services for Bryant Lee, 81, Sparta, were held Dec. 21 in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Carl Thompson officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery. Mr. Lee died Dec. 18 in Springfield Community Hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Sparta and a heavy equipment operator for the Missouri State Highway Department for many years. Survivors include one son, Ronnie Lee, Sparta, one sister, Frances Robertson, Springfield; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Lee, Glen D. 9 Jul 1946 - 26 Jan 2008 SN-L 28 Jan 2008

[Note: Son of Leonard & Letha (  ) Lee; married 13 Feb 1983 Leona B. Brown]

Glen D. Lee of Highlandville was born July 9, 1946, in his family home in Onia, Ark., to Leonard and Letha Lee. He passed away on Saturday, January 26, 2008, in Cox South Hospital at the age of 61. Glen graduated from Timbo High School in Timbo, Ark. He was united in marriage to Leona B. Brown on February 13, 1983, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Glen worked as a carpenter and retired after 40 years of service. He was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Onia, Ark. Glen enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching wildlife and birds. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, R.A., Bobby Ray, and an infant brother; niece Tonya Jeffery; and nephew Rodney Lee. Survivors include his loving wife of the home, Leona; children, Glen D. Lee, Jr. and wife, Melissa of Belton, Mo. and Chuck Ritter and wife Tamitha of Fair Grove, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Thomas and Drew Ritter and Isaiah, Ezekiel, Zechariah, Faith and Grace Lee; sisters, Geraldine and husband, Charlie Hoke and Betty and husband, Tony Davis all of Jonesboro, Ark.; numerous other loving relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2008, at 1 p.m. in Greenlawn Funeral Home South with burial to follow in Highlandville Cemetery. Visitation will be held tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.

 

Lee, Goldie 8 Apr 1909 - 30 Dec 1978 OH 4 Jan 1979 p3

Services for Mrs. Goldie Lee of 1234 S. Plaza, were held Saturday in Greenlawn North Chapel with the Rev. Thomas McClain officiating. Mrs. Lee was dead on arrival at 6:30 p.m. last Thursday at St. John’s Regional Health Center after apparently suffering a heart attack at her home. She was a retired employee of McDaniel’s Furrier and member of Glendale Baptist church. Survivors include a son, Bill, Ozark; a daughter, Mrs. Florence Wofford, Denver, Colo.; two grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

 

Lee, Gordon D. 19 Jun 1921 - 11 Sep 1980  OH 18 Sep 1980 p10

[Note:  Son of Lodo L. & Myrtle (Abbott) Lee; married Christine]

Services for Gordon D. Lee, 59, Route 1, Sparta. were held last Saturday in Harris Chapel, Ozark with Jack Richardson and Doin Pitchford officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery. Mr. Lee died last Thursday at his home apparently of a hear attack. He was a farmer and truck driver. Survivors include his wife, Christine; two daughters, Mrs. JoAnita Haskins, Fordland and Mrs. LaQueta Luttrull, Sparta; a sister, Mrs. Naomi Harper, Springfield and two granddaughters.

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Lee, Gordon D. 19 Jun 1921 - 11 Sep 1980 OH 18 Sep 1980 pB9

Card of Thanks

We cannot find words to express our thanks for all the prayers, visits, flowers, telephone calls and food that were given during the illness and death of our loving husband, father & grandfather.  Mrs. Christine Lee   Mr. & Mrs. Vernon Haskins   Mr. & Mrs. Keith Luttrull   Missy & Jenny Luttrull

 

Lee, Hattie Odela (Pruitt) 1 Aug 1908 – 29 Sep 1991  NN-E 3 Oct 1991

[Note: Daughter of John T. & Sarah “Sallie” (Adams) Pruitt; married 24 Jan 1925 George Bryant Lee 25 Dec 1904 - 18 Dec 1986 ]

Hattie Odela Lee, 83, Sparta, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 1991 in Springfield Community Hospital. She was born Aug. 1, 1908 at Keltner and was the daughter of John and Sally Pruitt. She was a longtime resident of Sparta and a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. She was employed by Producers Produce Co., Springfield, for 24 years before retirement. Survivors include her son, Rondle Lee, Sparta; and two sisters, Stella Burkhart, Springfield, and Lillie Hursh, Ozark. Preceding her in death were a daughter, Melvena Lee; and four sisters, Tennie Hursh, Ocie Gailey, Laura Thompson, and Viola Stogsdill. Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 1 in Adams Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl Thompson officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.

 

Lee, Henrietta (Douglas) 11 Oct 1871 - 24 Jul 1956     CCR 9 Aug 1956 p7

[Note: Daughter of David & Cerinda (Monroe) Douglas; married 23 Apr 1893 James Houston Lee 26 Jan 1867 - 3 Mar 1920]

Henrietta Douglas was born October 11, 1871 at Swan, Iowa, the daughter of David and Ceringa Douglas.  She came to the Sparta community in 1892. On April 23, 1893, she was united in marriage to James H. Lee and to this union one son and two daughters were born. Mr. Lee passed away March 4, 1920. Mrs. Lee was converted at an early age and was a member of the Sparta Christian Church. She entered into rest July 26 at the home of a daughter, Mrs.  Bray at Sparta at the age of 84 years, nine months and 13 days. Survivors include one son, Max Lee of Monett; two daughters, Mrs. Bray and Mrs. Grace Jenkins of Sparta; nine grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; one brother, Albert Douglas of Vancouver, Wash. Funeral services were held July 26 in the Sparta Church of Christ, evangelist O. C. Hawkins officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cmetery iner direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Nixa.

 

Lee, J. V. 7 Mar 1862 - 2 Oct 1947 CCR 9 Oct 1947 p1

J.V. Lee, father of Mrs. Mintora Wilhite, passed away Thursday night after a lingering illness. He was born March 7, 1862, in Lee Town, Ark., and passed away Oct. 2, 1947, six miles north of Marionville, where he had lived for the past three years. He gave his heart to God in early manhood, and joined the Colegap Free Will Baptist church and lived a true Christian life. He leaves to mourn his passing two daughters, Mrs. Mintora Wilhite, with whom he made his home and Mrs. George Bland of Rogers, Ark., and one son, John Lee of Lincoln, Neb., 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Everett Bland at Garfield, Ark., on Sunday, Oct. 5, and burial was made in the church cemetery under direction of Wemer and Miller Funeral Home of Garfield.

 

Lee, James F. 1871 - 28 Jul 1936 CCR 30 Jul 1936 p1

[Note: Son of John & ? (?) Lee]

James F. Lee, 65 years old, passed away at Ozark, MO, on Tuesday afternoon at 5:00 pm. He had been in Ozark about three or four days receiving treatment for typhoid. He was born and reared in Christian county and has lived all his life near Rogersville. He is survived by 3 brothers, Andy and Austin Lee of Arcola, Illinois, and Henry Lee of Springfield, Missouri, and one sister, Mrs. Nettie Beasly of Illinois. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Worth Caughron of Ozark officiating. Burial will be in the Watts cemetery 2 miles south of Rogersville, under the direction of B.C. Klepper Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

Lee, James "Jim" 14 Jul 1962 - 25 Feb 2007 SN-L 3 Mar 2007

[Note: Son of James & Goldie (Armstrong) Lee; married 14 Jul 1962 Ethel Hollars]

Mr. James "Jim" Lee, 74, Ozark, Mo., formerly of St. Louis, Mo., passed away Monday, February 26, 2007, at Century Pines Retirement Home, Ozark, Mo. He was born June 21, 1932, to James and Goldie (Armstrong) Lee in Kenyon, Minnesota. James was married to the love of his life, Ethel Hollars, on July 14, 1962, in St. Louis, and they were blessed with two daughters. James never let his visual impairment stand in the way of leading a very successful and meaningful life. He attended college in Minnesota and went on to be a teacher at the Missouri School for the Blind for 39 years. He was a very active member and church musician of Hope Lutheran Church in St. Louis. He was also a member of Lions Club, AARP and the United Workers for the Blind. His parents and one infant brother preceded James in death. James is survived by his wife of 44 years, Ethel; two daughters, Aundrayah Shermer and husband, Rob, of Ozark, Mo. and Cecilia Lee of St. Louis, Mo.; four grandchildren, Jackson, Evan, Sutton and Megan Shermer; and many cousins and other relatives. He was loved and respected by students, fellow teachers, and will be greatly missed by his many friends in both Ozark and St Louis areas. In accordance to James' wishes, his body has been cremated. A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held at Century Pines Retirement Home, 709 East McCracken, Ozark, Mo., Sunday, March 4, 2007, at 2 p.m. Cremation and memorial service are under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, Mo. The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospices of America or Guiding Eyes for the Blind, c/o Barnes Family Funeral Home, PO Box 796, Ozark, MO 65721.

 

Lee, James Adrian 31 Jul 1950 - 31 Jul 1973 OH 2 Aug 1973

[Note: Son of  Adrian F. & Billy Jean (Maples) Lee; married ___win]

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Davis, Elmer 23 Mar 1911 - 31 Jul 1973 OH 2 Aug 1973

Hwy 160 Crash Claims Two Lives

A two-vehicle smashup  in Hwy. 160 four miles south of Nixa claimed the lives of both drivers and left a passenger in serious condition. The crash which occurred at 9 p.m. Tuesday killed  James Adrian Lee, 23, of Ponce de Leon and Elmer Davis, 62 of Springfield and seriously injured Gary Wayne Davis, 30, son of the elder Davis. According to a younger brother, he is expected to “pull through’ but underwent extensive head surgery and removal of his spleen at St. John’s Medical Center. Lee is survived  by his wife, __win and four month old son, __ Martin Lee of the home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Adrian F. Lee, Spokane; one brother, John Ferrell Lee, Spokane. Other survivors include his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Thelma Lee, Ponce de Leon; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Simeon Maples, Spokane and paternal great grandmother, Mrs. Dicy Lee, Crane. Funeral arrangements for Lee are pending under the direction of Harris of Ozark.

[Two photos and captions: Hardly recognizable as to make following a Hwy. 160 crash Tuesday evening this 1968 Chevy pickup carried James Adrian Lee to his death, Scarcely a part in the forward part of the vehicle remained unbroken.  AND The 1972 Caprice was totally demolished and its driver Elmer Davis killed and his son Gary Wayne Davis seriously injured in the Hwy. 160 crash. The vehicle was towing a boat and trailer at the time of the accident. Both were reportedly demolished.]

 

Lee, James Robert “Jim” 15 Jul 1876 - 19 Apr 1938 CCR 28 Apr 1938 p5

[Note: Son of William Samuel & Sarah (McGinnis) Lee; married 12 Sep 1895 CCM Dicy Diane Davis 8 Feb 1877 - 21 Nov 1973]

James Robert Lee was born in Stone county, Mo., July 15, 1876, and departed this life April 12, 1938, aged 61 years, nine months and four days. He was married to Dicy Davis Sept. 12, 1895. To this union were born three sons and one daughter, Lawrence of [UNREADABLE] Ponce de Leon, Mo., and Mrs. Mary Cox of Galena, Mo., Beside the widow and four children he is survived by six grandchildren, two brothers, Tom and Roy of Ponce de Leon and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Wolf of Ponce and Mrs. Phoebe White of Upland, Calif. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday conducted by Rev. Ross Carter of Springfield with burial in the Martin cemetery near Spokane under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever, Mo.

Lee, James W. 1881 - 18 Feb 1951  CCR 22 Feb 1951

[Note: married Rosa]

James W. Lee, 69, a retired farmer of the Hurley community, passed away Sunday night at his home south of there. He had spent most of his life in the Crane and Hurley communities. He was a member of the Baptist church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Rosa Lee of the home; four sons, Ray, Walter and John all of Crane, and Edward of Ontario, CA; four daughters, Mrs. Nellie McClellan, Mrs. Dottie Eaton, Mrs. Jessie McHolland and Mrs. Jewell Parson, all of Crane; one brother, Elmer Lee of Chicago; four sisters, Mrs. Alice Bowling of Crane, Mrs. Nola Carney of Springfield, Mrs. Anna Drake of Joplin, his twin, and Mrs. Mayne Houk, also of Joplin; and 18 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon in the Hurley high school auditorium with Rev. Howard Wells officiating. Interment was made in the Short cemetery south of Hurley under direction of Harris Funeral Home of Clever.

Lee, James William  6 Jun 1964 - 16 May 2011 SN-L 6 Jun 2011
[Note: Son of William Joseph & Melodie (  ) Lee]
James William Lee was born June 6, 1964 and died May 16, 2011 in Eureka Calif. His life's goal was to plant a million trees. God took him too soon. His humor will be missed. James was preceded in death by his father, William Joseph Lee. James is survived by his daughters, Taylor and Cassandra Lee of Ozark; his mother, Melodie Lee of Rogersville; his brother, W. Michael White and wife Melody of Raleigh N.C.; his sister, Rebecca Brandani and husband David of Nixa; his fiance, Jennifer Fetterman; a grandfather; uncles; aunts; and cousins. The service will be gravesite at Hopedale Cemetery, Ozark Mo. June 18, 2011 at 11 am.

Lee, Jesse Sirres 29 Jul 1870 - 14 Feb 1932 CCR 18 Feb 1932 p2

[Note: Son of Thomas & Elizabeth (Bible) Lee; married Drusilla C.; this calls the Oldfield / Walker / Gardner / Smith Cemetery the Moody Cemetery - like it needs still another name!]

J.S. Lee of Seneca township died at his home Sunday, Feb. 14, at the age of 62 years. The body was brought to the Chaffin Funeral Home for preparation for burial. The funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Baptist church at Sparta, with Rev. Martin officiating. Burial took place in the Moody cemetery east of Sparta under the direction of Mr. Chaffin.

 

Lee, Juanita Ann (Irwin) 25 Aug 1912 - 10 May 1988 OH 19 May 1988

[Note: Daughter of Hibbert & Naomi (Adams) Irwin; married 8 Feb 1950 James M. Lee]

Ann (Irwin) Lee, 75, of Leavenworth, Kansas, formerly of Ozark, died May 10 at her home in Leavenworth after a long illness. Services for Mrs. Lee were held May 12 at the Davis Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth, with Chaplain John Divine, Veterans Administration Center, officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Muncie Cemetery, Leavenworth. Born at Ozark August 25, 1912, to Hibbert and Naomi Adams Irwin, Mrs. Lee married James M. Lee February 8, 1950. She was a member of the Episcopal Church and the George E. White VFW Auxiliary No. 56. She and Mr. Lee had served as managers of the Leavenworth Shrine Club for several years. She was preceded in death by one son and one grandson. Survivors include her husband, James M. Lee; three sons, William E. Young, Smithville, James R. Young, Oakley, California, and James M. Lee II, Garden City, Kansas; a sister, Eileen M. Bonnell, Leavenworth; a nephew, Gary L. Coffer, Lee's Summit; an aunt, Mrs. Mary D. Rainey, Ozark; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

 

Lawson, Elsie (Ellison) Rethford 30 Mar 1904 - 16 Jan 1988 OH 21 Jan 1988

[Note: Daughter of Kell & Nancy (  ) Ellison; married Louie Rethford; married Leman Lawson]

Elsie Lawson, 83, of Marshfield, died at 2:45 a.m. Jan. 16 at the Mount Vernon Park Care Center after a long illness. Graveside services were held Monday with the Rev. Howard Cowen officiating. Burial was in Fordland Cemetery under the direction of Marsh Funeral Home, Fordland. Mrs. Lawson was born in Ava Mar. 30, 1904 to Kell and Nancy Ellison. She was married to Louie Rethford, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were two sons. She was then married to Leman Lawson, who survives. Other survivors include two stepsons, Linden Lawson, of the state of Wyoming and Paul Lawson, of San Diego, California; a daughter-in-law, Lucille Rethford, of Marshfield; three brothers-in-law, Roy, of Ozark, Tommy, of the state of California, and Charlie, of Marshfield; two sisters-in-law, Maxine Taylor and Lillian Stinecipher, both of Springfield; and a grandson, William Rethford, of Miami, Florida.

 

Lawson, Elsie Gladys (Monger) 18 Jun 1905 - 11 Aug 1947 CCR 21 Aug 1947 p1

[Note: Daughter of  Joseph George  & Cora Belle (Anderson) Monger; married 20 Sep 1924  Arnold Lawson]

Elsie Gladys Monger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe G. Monger, was born June 18, 1905, at Sparta, Mo., and departed this life on Aug. 11, 1947, at Osawstomie, Kansas, at the age of 42 years. She was married to Arnold Lawson of Sparta and to this union was born one son, James Lawson, of Kansas City, Kan. She was a member of the Church of Christ, having been converted at the age of 14. She is also survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Monger of Sparta, five sisters, four brothers, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Aug. 15, at the Sparta Church of Christ, conducted by Bro. Milton E. Truex of Springfield. Burial was in Sparta cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home.

 

Lawson, Ethel 22 Feb 1898 - 22 Jan 1983 OH 27 Jan 1983 p13

Services for Ethel Lawson, 84, Willow Springs, were held Jan. 25 at Burnham Baptist Church with the Rev. Sidney Williamson officiating. Burial was in Burnham Cemetery under direction of Hiler of Willow Springs. Mrs. Lawson died Jan. 22 at St. Francis Hospital in Mountain View after a long illness. Survivors include four sons, Gene, Willow Springs, Dean, Sparta, Walt, Houston, and Noel, Radford, Va.; one daughter, Mrs. Catherine Carver, Cabool; two sisters, Mrs. Maude Hedrick, Willow Springs and Mrs. Ruby Watts, St. Charles; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

 

Lawson, Etta 1888 - 4 Jan 1979  OH 11 Jan 1979 p6

FORDLAND- Services for Mrs. Etta Lawson, 90, Fordland, were held Thursday in Marsh Chapel, Burial was in Fordland Cemetery. Mrs. Lawson died at 6:04 a.m. Tuesday in the Northside Nursing Center, Springfield, after a long illness. She was a member of Cass Chapel Baptist Church. Survivors include four sons, Leamon, Marshfield, Tommy, Orange, Calif., and Charley and Roy, both of Fordland; two daughters. Mrs. Lillian Stonecipher and Mrs. Maxine Taylor, both of Springfield; a sister, Mrs. Otta Lane, Springfield, eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

 

Lawson, Flora Elene (Bilyeu) 13 Sep 1917 - 19 Mar 1999  CCH-N 7 Apr 1999

[Note: Daughter of Henry Frank & Blanche V. (Allen) Bilyeu; married 13 Apr 1939 Arthur "Buck" Lawson 29 Oct 1913 - 17 Jul 1993]

Elene Lawson, 81, a lifelong resident of Christian County was born September 13, 1917 and passed from this life on March 19, 1999 at Springfield. Elene was the daughter of H. F. Bilyeu and Blanche Allen Bilyeu. Elene was united in marriage to Arthur "Buck" Lawson on April 13, 1939 at Ava, Missouri. Elene was retired from Hagale Industries where she worked as Head of Production for many years. Elene was a devoted and valued employee. Elene loved to sew, knit, crochet, and quilting. She enjoyed quilting even after arthritis made it difficult for her to do so. Elene held a special love of her family and especially for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Elene was preceded in death by her husband in 1993, her parents, her sister Cathleen Rogers and her brother Verlin Bilyeu. Survivors include her son Jerry and his wife Kathlyn of Sparta, 2 grandsons, Bradley David of Springfield and Scott Russell and his wife Cindy of Hartville, 2 granddaughters, Ivy Elisabeth and Flora Olivia Rose. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews and many friends. Funeral services was held Sunday March 21, 1999 at Harris, a Heritage Funeral Home with Reverend Darrell Hinds officiating. Burial followed at the Linden Cemetery, Linden, Missouri. Visitation was from 7-8 p.m. Saturday March 20 at the funeral home. Elene will always be remembered by family and friends for her friendly smile. The family has requested in lieu of flowers donations be, made to the Arthritis Foundation in Elene's memory.

 

Lawson, Glen 5 Nov 1907 - 11 Jun 1993  NN-E 16 Jun 1993

[Note: Son of Burdine D. & Margaret Ann “Maggie” (Stone) Lawson; married 23 Jul 1939 Hazel Evelyn Allen]

Glen Lawson, 85, Sparta, died Friday, June 11, 1993, at Ozark Riverview Manor. He was born November 5, 1907, at Sparta, the son of Burdine and Maggie Stone Lawson. On July 23, 1939, he was united in marriage to Hazel Evelyn Allen. He was a farmer and lived throughout his life in the Sparta area. He was a member of the Sparta Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Hazel; a son, Ronnie Lawson, and his wife, Ruth, Rogersville; a daughter, Joyce Dillard, and her husband, John, Springfield; five grandchildren, Steve and Lexi Lawson, Jay Teague, and his wife, Dina, Kristen Brewer, and her husband, David, and Gina Teague; a great-grandchild, Carleigh Teague; a sister, Gladys McDaniel, Sparta; and two brothers, Arthur "Buck" Lawson and Johnie Lawson, both of Sparta. Services were held Sunday, June 13, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Dwayne Bray officiating. Burial was in Linden Cemetery.

 

Lawson, Grant Wesley 6 Dec 1943 - 5 Aug 2009 SN-L 6 Aug 2009

[Note: Son of C. A. & Jessie Marie (  ) Lawson; married Theresa]
Grant Wesley Lawson, 66, Nixa, Missouri, passed away at 3 p.m. Tuesday, August 5, 2009, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, August 7, 2009, in Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Foundation for Springfield Public Schools, 940 N. Jefferson, Springfield, MO 65802. Please note on the memo line for "1961 Hillcrest Athletic Scholarships Fund."

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Lawson, Grant Wesley 6 Dec 1943 - 4 Aug 2009 SN-L 7 Aug 2009
Lawson Grant Wesley Lawson, 65, Nixa, passed away in Cox South Hospital on Tuesday, August 4, 2009. He was born on December 6, 1943. Grant was a 1961 graduate of Hillcrest High School and a 1967 graduate of MSU with a B.S. in history. He worked on the Chicago Board of Options Exchange and was a member and chairman of the finance committee and a member of the executive committee. He was a member of First and Calvary Presbyterian Church and of the Hillcrest High School class of 1961 undefeated football team. He was a sports enthusiast and wine collector. He was preceded in death by his parents, C.A. and Jessie Marie Lawson; two brothers; and three sisters. Grant is survived by his wife, Theresa Lawson; and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held in Greenlawn Funeral Home North at 3 p.m. Friday, August 7, 2009. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family suggests memorial donations be made to First and Calvary Presbyterian Church and Foundation for Springfield Public Schools, 940 N. Jefferson, Springfield, MO 65802, memo 1961 Hillcrest Athletic Scholarship.

Lawson, Hasque “Jock” 27 Jul 1901  - 25 Aug 1962    CCR 30 Aug 1965 p5

[Note: Son of Berdine D. & Margaret Ann "Maggie" (Stone) Lawson; married 6 Apr 1919 Clara Stott 6 Nov 1903 - 28 Aug 1950 - MODC site says for Clara “to obtain death certificate for Missouri resident who died out-of-state, contact the state where the death occurred“]

Hasque “Jock” Lawson, 61, a lifelong resident of Christian County, died at 12:15 a.m. Sunday in St. John’s Hospital, in Springfield, after suffering a stroke at his home near Sparta. Mr. Lawson, a farmer and stockman, is survived by a son, Lenny, of Sparta; a daughter, Miss Edith Lawson, of the home; three grandchildren; four brothers, Arthur and Glenn Lawson, both of Sparta, Johnnie, Ozark and Jim, Rogersville; and a sister, Mrs. Gladys McDaniel, Rogersville. Funeral services were Monday at 2 p.m. in the Chaffin & Son Chapel, with burial in Linden Cemetery.

 

Lawson, Herbert Glenn 28 May 1908 - 15 Jun 1988  OH 23 Jun 1988

[Note: Son of Edgar W. & Rachel (White) Lawson]

Herbert Glenn Lawson, 80, of Lebanon, formerly of Highlandville, died at 10:30 a.m. June 15 at the Lebanon Manor Nursing Home. Graveside services for Mr. Lawson were held June 17 at the Highlandville Cemetery with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Mr. Lawson was a native of Highlandville. His survivors include two brothers; Wade Lawson, of Springfield, and Rev. Robert Lawson, of Farmington; one sister, Mrs. Enid Murphy, of Wichita, Kansas; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Lawson, James Alexander “Alex” 15 Dec 1876 - 5 Apr 1966 CCR 7 Apr 1966 p1

[Note: Son of James B. & Melinda (  ) Lawson; married 1 Feb 1903 Amanda E. Johnson; SSDI gives 15 Jul 1966 death date]

J. A. “Alex” Lawson, 89, a resident of Sparta most of his life, died at 11 p.m. Tuesday in St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. A member of Sparta Baptist Church, he is survived by his wife, Amanda; a son, Arnold, Kansas City; four daughters, Mrs. Mamie Lee, Sparta, Mrs. Bessie Gann, Ozark, Mrs. Ona Bumgarner, Rogersville, and Mrs. Effie Jennings, Springfield; a sister, Mrs. Liza Campbell, Sparta; 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Sparta Baptist Church with the Revs. Roscoe Harding and Dennis Swift officiating. Burial will be in Holland Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark.

 

Lawson, Jenice G. (Spiess) 9 Feb 1912 - 13 Feb 1973 OH 1 Mar 1973 p9

[Note: Daughter of August & Eunice (Beal) Spiess; married 20 Jul 1932 Robert E. Lawson]

Jenice G. Lawson was born at Ozark, Mo. on Feb. 8, 1912, the daughter of the late August Spiess and his wife Eunice nee Beal and passed away at St. Francis Hospital in Washington, Mo. on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1973, reaching the age of 61 years and four days. She received her schooling in Ozark and graduated from the Southwest Baptist College at Springfield (SIC). On July 20, 1932, she was united in marriage to Mr. Robert E. Lawson at Ozark, by Rev. Carter. Mrs. Lawson was a very active member of the First Baptist Church at Union, Mo and the Franklin County Baptist Association., She was also a member of the Franklin County Eastern Star. Those who survive are her husband, Robert E. Lawson; Three daughters, Mrs. Karol Brown of McLeansboro, Ill., Mrs. Anne Starr of Lincoln, Nebr. and Miss Evelyn Lawson of Kansas City, Mo.; Two sons, Karl of Union and Ed of Beaufort, South Carolina; four grandchildren, Jennilyn Brown, Rochelle Starr and Christine Lawson (SIC); one sister, Mrs. Clell Porter of Rogersville; many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held on Friday, Feb. 16, 1973 at the First Baptist Church in Union at 1:30 p.m. by the Rev. Earl Burnside. Thence to the First Baptist Church at Highlandville for services on Saturday, Feb. 17th at 1:00 p.m. by the Rev. Bruce Maples and the Rev. Gary Robnett. Interment followed in the Highlandville Cemetery.

 

Lawson, Jim 24 Aug 1904 - 15 Oct 1984 OH 16 Oct 1984 p13

[Note: Son of  Berdine D. & Margaret Ann "Maggie" (Stone) Lawson]

Services for Jim Lawson, 80, Sparta, were held Oct. 17 in Harris Chapel in Ozark with Dwayne Bray officiating. Burial was in Linden Cemetery. Mr. Lawson died Oct. 15 in Missouri State Chest Hospital in Mount Vernon following a long illness. He was a lifelong resident of Christian County. After retiring  10 years ago as a farmer and stockman, he moved to Sparta.  Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Gladys McDaniel, Sparta; and three brothers, Glen, Arthur and John, all of Sparta.

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Lawson, Jim 24 Aug 1904 - 15 Oct 1984 OH 8 Nov 1984 p10

Card of Thanks

We sincerely thank all who were so kind to us during the death of our loved one, Jim Lawson, May blessings be yours.  The Jim Lawson Family  43-1tp

 

Lawson, Johnie J. 29 Jun 1917 - 16 Dec 2003 CCH-N 24 Dec 2003

[Note: Son of Burdine D. & Margaret Ann “Maggie” (Stone) Lawson; married Shelba]

Johnie J. Lawson, 86, Sparta, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003 at Century Pines in Ozark. He was born June 29, 1917, in Christian County, the son of Burdine and Maggie (Stone) Lawson.  Lawson retired in 1971 as bus driver for the Ozark School System. He was also a cattle farmer.  He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Jock, Jim, Buck, and Glenn Lawson; and a sister, Gladys McDaniel.  Survivors include his wife, Shelba Lawson; two step-sons, Bryan Richards and Carla, and Jeff Richards and Lisa; five grandchildren, Chris, Lane, Sheri, Brittany and Taylor; and two nephews, Ronnie Lawson and Jerry Lawson.  A graveside funeral was held at 2 p.m. Dec. 19 in Linden Cemetery with Dwayne Bray officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.  Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. Dec. 18. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2003

Lawson, Karl Spiess 21 May 1933 - 24 May 1987 OH 4 Jun 1987 p4

[Note: Son of Robert E. & Jenice (Spiess) Lawson]

Graveside services for Karl Spiess Lawson, 54, Farmington were held May 29 in Highlandville Community Cemetery under the direction of Cozean Funeral Home. Mr. Lawson died May 24 in Mineral Area Regional Medical Center. Born May 21, 1933 in Highlandville, he was the son of Robert E. and the late Jenice Spiess Lawson. He taught in Fordland High School and the University of Missouri-Columbia. Mr. Lawson served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict as a hospital councilman. He was a member of Union First Baptist Church. Survivors includes his father, Rev. Robert E. Lawson, Farmington; a brother and sister-in-law, Lt. W. E. and Diane Lawson, Sr., U. S. Navy, stationed in Philadelphia; three sisters, Karol Brown, McLeansboro, Ill., Anne Hall, Baxter Springs, Kan., and J. Evelyn Lawson, Columbia, Ohio; three nieces; five nephews; and many other relatives and friends.

 

Lawson, Kenneth G. 4 Dec 1928 - 18 Dec 2007 SN-L 23 Dec 2007

[Note: Son of Willis Edward & Georgia Ola (Scroggins) Lawson; married 6 Aug 1949 Freda Lee Dickens]

Kenneth G. Lawson, 79, of rural Windsor, Mo., died late Tuesday evening, Dec. 18, 2007, at his home. He was born on Dec. 4, 1928, the son of Willis Edward Lawson and Georgia Ola (Scroggins) Lawson. On Aug. 6, 1949, in Harrison Ark., he married Freda Lee Dickens, who survives of the home. Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. today, Dec. 21, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, with Rev. Bill Douglas officiating. Burial will be in the McConnell Cemetery, near Nixa, Mo. The family will receive friends one hour before the service, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established to help defray funeral expenses and contributions may be made in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at www.hadleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Lawson, Leman 11 Jan 1908 - 16 Jun 1988  OH 23 Jun 1988

[Note: Son of Robe & Etta (Kinser) Lawson; married 1938 Elsie Ellison]

Leman Lawson, 80, of Marshfield, died June 16 at Mount Vernon Park Care Center, Springfield, after a long illness. Graveside services for Mr. Lawson were held Sunday at Fordland Cemetery, with the Rev. Howard Cowen officiating. Burial was under the direction of Marsh Funeral Home, Fordland. Born Jan. 11, 1908, to Robe and Etta (Kinser) Lawson, Mr. Lawson was married to Elsie Ellison in 1938. He had worked for the State Highway Department in Marshfield. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie, earlier this year. Survivors include two sons, Linden, of the state of Colorado, and Paul, of San Diego, California; a daughter-in-law, Lucille Rethford, Marshfield; three brothers, Roy, of Ozark, Tommy, of Orange, California, and Charlie, of Marshfield; two sisters, Maxine Taylor and Lillian Stonecipher, both of Springfield; and three grandchildren, Christine and Paul Lawson, Jr., of San Diego, and William Rethford, Miami, Florida.

 

Lawson, Lenny C. 28 Jun 1922 - 5 May 1975  OH 8 May 1975 p11

[Note: Son of Hasque “Jack” & Clara (Stott) Lawson; married 13 May 1944 Fern Hursh]

SPARTA - Lenny C. Lawson, 52, a lifelong resident of Sparta, died at 8:10 p.m. Monday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, after several months’ illness. A farmer and milk hauler, he was employed as a county road grade for seven years. Mr. Lawson attended the Assembly of God Church here. Surviving are his wife, Fern; a son, Michael Lee of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Lou Daniels and Mrs. Bonnie Sue DeWitt and a sister, Mrs. Edith Newberry, all of Sparta; and two grandchildren. Arrangements were under direction of Harris of Ozark.

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Lawson, Lenny C. 28 Jun 1922 - 5 May 1975  OH 15 May 1975 p11

SPARTA - Lenny C. Lawson, 52, a lifelong resident of Sparta, died at 8:10 p.m. Monday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, after several months’ illness. A farmer and milk hauler, he was employed as a county road grade for seven years. Mr. Lawson attended the Assembly of God Church here. Surviving are his wife, Fern; a son, Michael Lee of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Lou Daniels and Mrs. Bonnie Sue DeWitt and a sister, Mrs. Edith Newberry, all of Sparta; and two grandchildren. Services were at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Harris Chapel at Ozark with the Rev. Bea Phillips officiating. Burial was in Linden Cemetery.

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Lawson, Lenny C. 28 Jun 1922 - 5 May 1975  OH 15 May 1975 p11

We deeply appreciate every act of kindness and death of our loved one. Our heartfelt thanks to everyone for the food and beautiful flowers. Also a special thank you to Harris Funeral Home, the singers and the Rev. Phillips for his comforting words and to every church which offered us prayers, sent food and flowers. May God richly bless you all.  Mrs. Fern Lawson.  Mike Lawson. Mr. & Mrs. Gary Daniels and Melinda. Mr. and Mrs. Benny DeWitt and John. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Newberry.

 

Lawson, Leo O. 6 Dec 1920 - 24 Feb 2009 SN-L 26 Feb 2009

[Note: Son of Glynn & Hazel (Stone) Lawson; married 8 Aug 1954 Etta Lou Gothard]

Leo O. Lawson went to be with the Lord on February 24, 2009, in Manor Care Health Facility. Leo, the only child of Glynn and Hazel (Stone) Lawson, was born October 12, 1930, in Fordland, Missouri. He moved to Boone, Iowa in 1937, and moved back to Springfield, Missouri in 1950. He worked for Young Oil Company in 1955. He served in Korea from 1955 to 1957, and served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1957 to 1983. He worked in construction building houses in 1964, and was employed by Springfield Public Schools, retiring in 1992. He was married to Etta Lou Gothard on August 8, 1954. He was a member of Gate of the Temple Lodge #422, and a member of Boulevard Baptist Church, serving as usher and deacon for 25 years. He was preceded in death by his father and mother; and nephew Chuck Cain. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Etta Lou Gothard Lawson; two nieces, Sue Cain and Linda Scranton and husband, Glen; two great-nephews, Greg Cain and wife, Christy, Willard, and Rick Du Flot and wife, Tammy, Republic; two great-nieces, Candi Seek and husband, Gene, Strafford, and Michelle Homesley and husband, Tim; three great-great-nieces; five great-great-nephews; one great-great-great-niece; and a host of friends. Lee will be missed by his family and friends who knew him. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, February 27, 2009, in Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Springfield. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, in the funeral home. The family suggests memorial donations to Debt Retirement, Boulevard Baptist Church, 1030 S. Eastgate, Springfield, MO 65809.

 

Lawson, Mary (Gilley) 6 Oct 1859 - 5 May 1935 CCR 9 May 1935 p6

[Note: Daughter of Sam & ? (?) Gilley; married James B. Lawson 1 Jun 1849 - 13 Oct 1924; no MO DC found]

Mrs. Mary Gilley Lawson was born Oct. 6, 1859 and departed this life, May 5 at the age of 76 years, 6 months and 29 days. At an early age in life she professed faith in Christ and united with the Baptist church of Smyrna. She is survived by six grandchildren, Mrs. Callie Warren of Kansas City; Mrs. Zetta Willis of Rogersville, Mrs. Jessie Atwood of Ozark, Miss Ruth Caves of St. Louis, Woodrow Caves of Ozark and Everett Caves of Kansas City. She is also survived by five step-children, Amos, Berdine, Alex and Null Lawson and Mrs. Eliza Campbell, of near Sparta and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 6 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Ross Carter officiating at the Linden Chapel with burial in the Linden cemetery under the direction of T.B. Chaffin.

 

Lawson, Mary E. “Mollie” (Burchett) 1873 - 3 Aug 1937 CCR 5 Aug 1937 p2

[Note: Daughter of Richard & Nancy (Anderson) Burchett; married Amos Lawson 29 Apr 1872 - 12 Aug 1940]

Funeral services for Mary E. Lawson, aged 63 years, were held Wednesday at 2:30 o’clock at the Smyrna Baptist church with Rev. Lynn Swadley officiating. Burial was made in the Linden cemetery under the direction of the Klepper Funeral Home of Ozark. She is survived by the husband, Amos Lawson, of Ozark, and one son, Emmett, of Springfield. Mrs. Lawson had been in poor health and mental condition for several years. Her death occurred on Monday of this week when she ended her life by placing the muzzle of a gun about the center of the abdomen and touching off the trigger with a stick. The tragedy happened at the Lawson home northwest of Ozark.

 

Lawson, Null B. 20 Mar 1882 - 6 Aug 1942 CCR 13 Aug 1942 p1

[Note: Son of James & Linnie (Moore) Lawson; married Alta J. Potter 15 Feb 1891 - 17 Aug 1950]

Funeral services for Null B. Lawson, 60, well known farmer of the McCracken neighborhood, who died Aug. 6, at Mt. Vernon Sanatorium, were held Sunday, Aug. 9, at Linden Chapel, conducted by Rev. James O. Michael, pastor of Central Christian church, Springfield, and Rev. Floyd Hanks of Ozark. Interment was in Linden cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. Mr. Lawson was born in Scott county, Va., and came to Christian county in early childhood, where he spent the greater part of his life. He was married to Alta Potter on July 11, 1914. Survivors include the widow, two brothers, B.D. and Elle Lawson, both of Sparta, two sisters, Mrs. Eliza Campbell of Sparta and Mrs. Zettie Willis of Rogersville and a host of friends.

 

Lawson, Rachel S. (White) 16 Apr 1884 - 21 Feb 1967 CCR 23 Feb 1967 p1

[Note: Daughter of Thomas H. & Elizabeth A. (Hammons) White; married Edgar W. Lawson  23 Dec 1878 - 30 May 1960]

Mrs. Rachel S. Lawson, 82, a lifelong resident of Highlandville, died at 2:20 a.m. Tuesday in St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. A member of Highlandville Baptist church, she is survived by three sons, Wade, Springfield, Glenn of the home and the Rev. Robert Lawson, Union; a daughter, Mrs. Enid Murphy, Wichita, Kan; a brother, Ellis White, Springfield; eight grandchildren and one great, great grandchild (Sic). Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today in Highlandville Baptist Church with the Rev.. Tommy Bilyeu , assisted by the Rev. Roscoe Harding officiating. Burial will be in Highlandville Cemetery under direction of Harris.

 

Lawson, Robert Kenneth 1880 - 23 Aug 1951 CCR 30 Aug 1951

[Note: Son of James Harvey & Sarah Elizabeth (James) Lawson; married 13 Jan 1901 Laura Maples]

Funeral services were held Sunday, Aug 26 at his home in Edmond, OK, north of Oklahoma City, for R. K. Lawson, 70, who died the previous Thursday following a long illness. Born and reared south of Ozark, son of James H. and Sarah Lawson, early Christian county residents, Mr. Lawson left here for Oklahoma 25 years ago. He and his sons operated a machine shop in Edmond. Survivors in addition to his wife and eight children include a brother E. W. Lawson, of Highlandville who with three of his sons, went to Edmond for the funeral services.

 

Lawson, Roy 1925 - Jan 2011 SN-L 15 Jan 2011

Roy Lawson, 85, Ozark. Arrangements: Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.

Lawson, Roy D. 28 Sep 1925 - 13 Jan 2011 CCH-N 26 Jan 2011

[Note: Son of Robe & Lucy Luetta (  ) Lawson]

Roy D. Lawson, 85, Ozark, died Jan. 13, 2011, in St. Johns Hospital, Springfield. He was born Sept. 28, 1925, in Fordland the son of Robe and Lucy Luetta Lawson. He is survived by his son Roy Lawson Jr. and wife Linda of Sparta and other caring relatives.  Memorial services were at 10 a.m. Jan. 19, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne Ferry officiating. Graveside funeral services with full military honors will be held at a later date in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Cremation services under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.

Lawson, Sarah Elizabeth (James) 22 Aug 1839 - 17 Feb 1923 CCR 2 Mar 1923

[Note: Daughter of John & Nancy C. (Right) James; married 12 Jan 1858 Washington Co AR James Harvey Lawson 8 Apr 1839 - 8 Nov 1906]

Kenneth Lawson was called to Norman, Okla. last week on account of the death of his mother, Grandma Lawson. Mr. Lawson’s family, except himself and one son, were all sick with the “flu” at the time of his mother’s death.

 

Lawson, Thomas Bradley 2 Apr 1875 - 4 Sep 1949 CCR 8 Sep 1949

[Note: Son of Samuel & Sarah (Farrier) Lawson]

Funeral services for Thomas Bradley Lawson, 73, were held Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 6, at the Highlandville church with Rev. Roscoe C. Hardin and Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was made under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home at the Highlandville Cemetery. Survivors are one sister of Marionville, Mo., and one brother, James C. Lawson, of Fresno, Calif.

 

Laxton, Sidney Ellis 27 Aug 1897 - 16 Sep 1914 CCR 25 Sep 1914

[Note: Son of H. B. & Margarette (Lyman) Laxton]

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Norris, Elsy 29 Jul 1902 - 14 Sep 1914 CCR 25 Sep 1914

[Note: Daughter of John & Ethel (Laxton) Norris]

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Norris, Orville 4 Dec 1904 - 14 Sep 1914 CCR 25 Sep 1914

[Note: Son of John & Ethel (Laxton) Norris]

Mentor is still on the map; everything running in oil; two stores doing good business; the mill making chops out of wheat; churches and school running nicely. the protracted meeting at Center Point will last till next Wednesday night. Several have died and been buried in Christ and raised to walk a new life. Some people would pluck out their eyes and give them to O. L. Harlin, but with all the joy, comes sorrow. Sunday morning, September 13, Mrs. Margaret Laxton and family ate some mushrooms for breakfast and that evening all were taken ill, six of them, to-wit: Mrs. Laxton, her son Sidney, her daughter, Ethel Norris and three children. Monday, two of the children died, and Wednesday, Sidney died. They had got hold of a poison variety of mushroom

 

Laymon, James A. 1917 - 9 Oct 2006 SN-L 10 Oct 2006

[Note: married Marsena]

Mr. James A. Laymon, 87, Billings, passed away Monday, October 9, 2006, at Christian Health Care, Republic. His parents and three brothers preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Marsena; a son, Donnie Laymon, Crane; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five sisters; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 11, 2006, at the Hurley Church of God with Rev. Herbert Ward officiating under direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Clever. Burial will follow in Wright Cemetery south of Clever. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. tonight in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hurley Church of God. Family and friends may place a condolence message at www.meadors funeralhome.com.

 

Layne, John A. 8 Aug 1934 - 5 Sep 1998  CCH-N 9 Sep 1998

[Note: Son of Guy & Bessie (  ) Layne; married 20 Jun 1953 Wilda Stewart]

John A. Layne, 64 of Rogersville passed away at 5 p.m. Saturday after a long illness.  John was born, August 8, 1934 in Rogersville, to Guy and Bessie Layne. He was a life long resident of Rogersville. John was a member of the United Methodist Church, The Henderson Lodge, Scottish Rite, and the Abou Ben Adhem Shrine. He was self-employed as a electrician for the past 30 years. John was united in marriage to Wilda Stewart on June 20, 1953, and preceded in death by his parents and one sister Beulah Gray.  He is survived by his wife Wilda, 3 sons and their wives, Mike and Keturah, Steve and Kelly of Springfield, Mark and Deanna of Tulsa OK., 5 grandchildren, Joshua, Justan, Jarred, Jacob, and Whitney Layne, 3 brothers Lloyd and Kenneth, both of Springfield, and Gerald of Dallas, Texas, 1 sister Lucille Hillen of Springfield, along with a host of nieces and nephews, and many close friends.  John enjoyed fishing and woodworking. Visitation was at 7 pm to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Preston Marsh Funeral Home in Rogersville. Funeral services was held at 10 Wednesday with burial in the White Oak Cemetery Rogersville.

 

Layton, Blaine 5 Jun 1883 - 6 Dec 1919 CCR 2 Jan 1920 p1

[Note: Son of James 7 Mary Ellen (Gray) Layton; married Mary; no MO DC found]

Card of Thanks

We wish to thank our friends and neighbors who were so kind and willing to help us in the death and burial of our husband, son and brother, Blaine Layton.  Mrs. Mary Layton  Mr. and Mrs. James Layton  Mr. and Mrs. Shed Huston  Leo Layton  John Layton  Lenzy Layton  Eva Layton  Pauline Layton   Charley Layton

 

Layton, Etta Georgie (Hall) 6 Oct 1905 - 28 Jan 1943 CCR 28 Jan 1943 p8

[Note: Daughter of James Solomon & Tilda Caroline (Osburn) Hall; married 2 Nov 1921 CCM Ira C. Layton 13 Feb 1902 - 27 Mar 1980]

Etta Hall Layton, 40, died Monday, Jan. 18, at her home south of Sparta. She was born and lived her childhood days at Arkansas City, Kans. She was married Nov. 2, 1921, to Ira C. Layton and to this union four children were born, Floyd of Springfield, Mary Ellen, Arthur and Lula Mae of the home. She united with the Church of Christ early in life. Besides her family she is survived by three sisters, three brothers, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Jan. 21, at the Sparta Funeral Chapel by Rev. Floyd Hanks with burial in the Boston cemetery under direction of the Sparta Funeral Home.

 

Layton, Frank F. 16 Jul 1899 - 12 Dec 1956   CCR 20 Dec 1956 p1

[Note:Son of John & Bama (Sorten) Layton;  married Gladys Keithley]

Funeral services for Frank F. Layton, 57, who died Wednesday, Dec. 12 were held Saturday, Dec. 15 at 10:00 a.m. in the Oak Ridge Church with Rev. Blansit officiating. Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. He was converted at the Oak Ridge Church on April 12, 1942. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Gladys Layton, one son, John Layton and one granddaughter, both of the home; one brother, Lee Layton of Stark City, Mo., and three sisters, Mrs. Laura Oliver and Mrs. Edna McInturff,  both of Neosho and Mrs. Lola Garrison of Wichita, Kan.

Layton, Hazel Pauline (Gailey)  31 Jul 1919 - 31 Jul 2000 SN-L 2 Aug 2000
[Note: Daughter of James William & Hester Melvina “Eva” (Roberts) Gailey; married James A. “Toots” Layton 20 Aug 1907 - 18 Aug 1993]
Hazel Pauline (Gailey) Layton, 81, Springfield, Mo., passed away July 31, 2000. A longtime resident of Springfield, she was born July 31, 1919 to James and Eva Gailey and grew up in Sparta. She  married the love of her life James A. “Toot’s Layton April 30, 1937. They celebrated 56 years together before James preceded her in death. She is survived by two daughter, Lois Foster and husband Clint, Springfield, and Lois Dreiling and husband Denis, Willard; four grandchildren, Clint Allen Foster, Jim Foster, Kerry Burough and Wayne Foster, all of Springfield; five great grandchildren; and numerous other loving family and friends who will miss her dearly. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4, 2000in Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug 3 in the funeral home.

Layton, Ira C. 13 Feb 1902 - 27 Mar 1980  SN-L 30 Mar 1980 p2B
[Note: married Etta Georgia Hall 6 Oct 1905 - 28 Jan 1943]
Services for Ira C. Layton, 78, Grand Acres Nursing Home, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Greenlawn Battlefield South with Dr. Herbert Hillme officiating. Burial will be in Boston Cemetery in Oldfield. Mr. Layton died Thursday night in St. John’s Regional Health Center after a long illness. A lifelong Springfield area resident, he was retired from the Frisco Railway. Survivors include two sons, Floyd, Leavenworth, Kan. And Art, Springfield; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Archer, Prineville, Ore. and Mrs. Lou Huth, Quincy, Ill.; a brother, James, Springfield; 13 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.

Layton, James A. “Toots” 20 Aug 1907 - 18 Aug 1993  SN-L 20 Aug 1993
[Note: Son of Robert D. & Nellie (Osborn) Layton; married 30 Apr 1937 Hazel Pauline Gailey 31 Jul 1919 - 31 Jul 2000]
James A. Layton, 84, Springfield, known since childhood as “Toots” was born Aug. 20, 1907. He died at 5:09 p.m. Wednesday in his home. He was born in Sparta, the son of Robert D. Layton and Nellie Osburn Layton. He married Hazel Pauline Gailey, Sparta, on April 30, 1937. The couple moved to Springfield in 1942 and James went to work at Frisco Railroad where he was employed until his retirement in 1973. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Hazel Pauline; two daughters, Lois Foster and husband Clint; and Leola Dreiling and husband Denis, all of Springfield; four grandchildren, Clint Allen Foster, Kerry Ann Burrough and husband Russell, James Brian Foster and Wayne Lee Foster and wife Carmen, all of Springfield; two great grandchildren, Bryant Ray Burrough and Brook Lyn Burrough; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 a.m. today in the funeral home. James, beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Papa, will be missed by those who loved him.

 

Layton, James "Jim" 29 Dec 1849 - 10 Apr 1923 CCR 13 Apr 1923 p1

[Note: married 1886 Mary Ellen Gray - 22 Oct 1923]

James Layton (col.), a resident of Ozark since shortly after the civil war, died at his home west of the depot at 1:00 o’clock a.m. Tuesday, April 10, 1923, aged about 72 years. The body was prepared for burial by T. B. Chaffin, undertaker and funeral services held at the home Wednesday afternoon conducted by Rev. Alexander of the Baptist church with burial in the city cemetery. Uncle Jim was born a slave in Arkansas about 1850, and was owned by a family named Layton who remained loyal to the Union cause and who made their way out of Arkansas into Missouri during the war. Deceased leaves the widow who is in very poor health, four sons and three daughters, all of whom were present at the funeral except one son.

 

Layton, John F. 2 Jan 1932 - 15 Apr 2008 SN-L 17 Apr 2008

[Note: Son of Frank F. & Gladys (Keithley) Layton; married 13 Jan 1956 Geraldine Lewis]

John F. Layton, 76, of Walnut Shade, passed away Tuesday morning. Visitation will be Friday, April 18, 2008 at 1 p.m., the service will follow at 2 p.m., in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

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Layton, John F. 2 Jan 1932 - 15 Apr 2008 AdamsFH & CCH-N 23 Apr 2008

John F. Layton, age 76, of Walnut Shade, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at Cox South, Springfield. He was born January 2, 1932, in Reeds Spring, the son of Frank Layton and Gladys (Keithley) Layton. He graduated from Spokane High School and attended Southwest Missouri State University. He served in the U.S. Air Force. On January 13, 1956 he and Geraldine Lewis were united in marriage. John was an equipment operator and supervisor for Springfield City Utilities for 25 years. John attended the Riverdale Baptist Church when he was able. He was a member of the Galena Masonic Lodge #515. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include: his wife Geraldine, three children and their spouses Karen & Marty Mills, Nixa; John Douglas and Robin, Kirbyville; Karla and Alex Jimenez, San Antonio, Texas; five grandchildren: Sherman Mills, Kristy Richart, Char Kynn Artym, Danielle Jiminez and Harley Menter; one great-grandchild Logan Richart; four special cousins: Wendell Oliver, Shirley Robertson, Helen White and Dean Layton and a host of neighbors and friends.

Layton, John M.  4 Apr 1819 - 16 Jul 1891 Taney Co Times 3 Sep 1891 & WHVHSQ Summer 1982
[Note: Son of John & Susanna (Foster) Layton; married 16 Sep 1841 Mary Ellen Almond]
John M. Layton born 4th April 1819 in Spotsylvania Co VA was a son of John Layton (and Susanna Foster). He was familiarly known as “Uncle Jack Layton, the waggoner.” In 1843m he came to Greene Co. MO settling near Ebenezer, but in 1845 removed to Taney Co where he remained until the war broke out. He established a saw mill 12 miles south of Forsyth, first run by horse power and then by steam. He joined the Federal forces in 1961 and moved his family to Springfield in 1862. He died 16th of July 1891 at his home near Sparta.
[Notes: Usually his brother (Dr.) A. S. Layton is the one credited for establishing the saw mill. He later lived in Yellville, AR. John is buried in Abundance Cemetery. John and Mary Ellen Almon were married 16 September 1841 in Orange Co VA. They had 12 children: Lucinua, James, Mary Jane, William Foster, Elizabeth S., Albert Gallintine, Susan Jane, Thomas Benton, Robert Dudley, Sophia Grant, John Sherman and Ada Adelia. The family Bible was published in Ozar’Kin Vol XVI #3 Fall 1994 Page 120 (by Betty Ammerman)]

Layton, Joseph Lawrence 13 Jul 1947 - 12 Dec 2007 SN-L 16 Dec 2007

[Note: Son of James Alvin & Harriet (Bodell) Layton; married 1966 Rosemary]

Joseph Lawrence Layton, age 60, of Sparta, passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2007, in his home. He was born July 13, 1947, in Decatur, Illinois, the son of James Alvin and Harriet (Bodell) Layton. Mr. Layton was a member of James River Assembly and enjoyed praise and worship music. He loved his family and was committed to all of them. He also enjoyed traveling. Mr. Layton retired from Union Pacific Railroad in 2005. Survivors include: his wife of 41 years, Rosemary; five children and their spouses: Lance and Shauna Layton, Salt Lake City, Utah, and their two daughters, Sophia and Christa; Troy and Ariel Layton, Seattle, Washington, and their son, Zephyr; Joanna and Michael Sheriff, Omaha, Nebraska, and their three children, Viktorianne, Joshua, and Ryeland; David Layton, Seattle, Washington; and Monica Layton, Omaha, Nebraska, and her daughter, Leah. He was also survived by seven brothers and sisters and their spouses, Dennis and Kay Layton, Patty and Kent Sederwall, Mark Layton, Tony and Sue Layton, and Chris Layton, all of Decatur, Illinois, Phillip Layton, Champagne, Illinois, and Teresa and Alan Kahler, Marion, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Sarah Ann Riley. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 18, in James River Assembly, Clark Chapel, with Pastor Darryl Mead officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

AND

Layton, Joseph Lawrence    13 Jul 1947 - 12 Dec 2007    CCH-N 19 Dec 2007
[Note: Son of James Alvin & Harriet (Bodell) Layton; married 1966 Rosemary]
Joseph Lawrence Layton, 60, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 12, 2007 in his home. He was born July 13, 1947 in Decatur, Ill., the son of James Alvin and Harriet (Bodell) Layton. Layton was a member of James River Assembly and enjoyed praise and worship music. He loved his family and was committed to all of them. He also enjoyed traveling. Layton retired from Union Pacific Railroad in 2005. Survivors include his wife of forty-one years, Rosemary; five children and their spouses: Lance and Shauna Layton, Salt Lake City, Utah, and their two daughters, Sophia and Christa; Troy and Ariel Layton, Seattle, Wash. And their son Zephyr; Joanna and Michael Sheriff, Omaha, Neb., and their three children, Viktorianne, Joshua and Ryeland; David Layton, Seattle, Wash. And Monica Layton, Omaha, Neb. And her daughter, Leah. He is also survived by seven brothers and sisters and their spouses, Dennis and Kay Layton, Patty and Kent Sederwall, Mark Layton, Tony and Sue Layton, and Chris Layton, all of Decatur, Ill., Phillip Layton, Champagne, Ill., and Teresa and Alan Kahler, Marion, Ill. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Sarah Ann Riley. Funeral services were 2 p.m., Dec. 18, in James River Assembly, Clark Chapel with Pastor Darrell Mead officiating. Visitation was Monday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

 

Layton, Linzie 1898 -  4 Jan 1926 CCR 8 Jan 1926 p1

[Note: Son of James & Mary Ellen (Gray) Layton]

Linzie Layton (col.) aged about 29 years, died at the Community hospital in Springfield about noon, Monday, January 4, 1926, immediately following an operation for goiter. The remains were brought to Ozark by the Ozark Undertaking Co. hearse and prepared for burial by T. B. Chaffin. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon with interment in the city cemetery. Deceased leaves three brothers, Charley, John and Leon, and two sisters, Eva and Pauline, and many friends among the white people of Ozark.

AND

Layton, Linzie 1898 -  4 Jan 1926 CCR 15 Jan 1926 p1

Card of Thanks

We wish to thank the white friends of Ozark for their kindness and financial aid to our dear friend, Lenzie Layton and for the beautiful floral offering and also to the band master for the music that was rendered by the Boy Scout band. -- Colored Friends of Ozark

 

Layton, Lucy Jane (Plank) 1902 - 30 Mar 1968  CCR 4 Apr 1968 p8

[Note: Daughter of John  R. & Alice L. (Cupp) Plank; married Les A Layton]

Mrs. Lucy Jane Layton, 65, of Springfield, died at 5:28 p.m. Saturday in Burge-Protestant Hospital following a lingering illness. A longtime resident of Springfield, Mrs. Layton was a member of Calvary Temple Assembly of God. She is survived by her husband, Les A.; four brothers, George Plank, Ontario, Calif., the Rev. Fred Plank, Tulsa, Emmet Plank, Rayville, La. and Ralph Plank, Ozark; five sisters, Mrs. Elsie Skaggs, Clever, Mrs. Blanche Forgey, Ozark, Miss Naomi Plank, Kansas City, Mrs. Flossie Higgins, Kansas City, and Mrs. Belle Mabry, state of California. Services will be under direction of Ralph Thieme. Funeral services were at 2 p. m. Monday in Thieme Chapel with the Rev. Stewart H. Robinson officiating, Burial was in Hazelwood Cemetery.

 

Layton, James "Jim" 29 Dec 1849 - 10 Apr 1923 CCR 13 Apr 1923 p1

[Note: married 1886 Mary Ellen Gray - 22 Oct 1923]

James Layton (col.), a resident of Ozark since shortly after the civil war, died at his home west of the depot at 1:00 o’clock a.m. Tuesday, April 10, 1923, aged about 72 years. The body was prepared for burial by T. B. Chaffin, undertaker and funeral services held at the home Wednesday afternoon conducted by Rev. Alexander of the Baptist church with burial in the city cemetery. Uncle Jim was born a slave in Arkansas about 1850, and was owned by a family named Layton who remained loyal to the Union cause and who made their way out of Arkansas into Missouri during the war. Deceased leaves the widow who is in very poor health, four sons and three daughters, all of whom were present at the funeral except one son.

 

Layton, Mary Ellen (Gray) 1849 -  22 Oct 1923 CCR 26 Oct 1923 p8

[Note: married 1886 James “Jim” Layton 29 Dec 1849 - 10 Apr 1923]

Mrs. Ellen Layton (colored), widow of the late Jim Layton, died at the home of her son in Kansas City, Kansas, Monday, October 22, 1923, aged about 64 years. The body was shipped to Ozark for burial and arrived her Wednesday morning and conveyed to the home by T. B. Chaffin. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon at the home conducted by Rev. J. W. Alexander with burial in the Ozark city cemetery beside her husband.

 

Layton, Penelope “Nellie” (Osborn) 1867 - 19 Apr 1951 CCR 26 Apr 1951

[Note: Daughter of Thomas Gerome & Mary Ann (Stubbs) Osborn; married 14 Feb 1892 Robert D. Layton 6 Jul 1860 - 1 Jan 1937]

Mrs. Nellie Layton, 84, died Thursday, April 19, at her home in Springfield. Mrs. Layton is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ada Smith of Rogersville; three sons, Ira of Springfield, James of the home, and Tom of Slater; three brothers, John Osborn of Springfield and William and Atlas Osborn of Sparta; two sisters. Mrs. Artilla Snook and Miss Nettie Osborn both of Sparta. Funeral services were held Friday with burial in Martin cemetery.

 

Layton Randa D. 27 Sep 1896 - Apr 1987 OH 16 Apr 1987 pC10

Card of Thanks

We wish to extend our sincere gratitude to those who helped us at the death of our dad, Randa D. Layton. Especially to our many friends at Hagale Industries, and Ozark Flower Shop.  The Hazel Cobb family and Bill Layton.

 

Layton, Wade Sherman 14 Jul 1903 - 15 May 1969   CCR 22 May 1969 p8

[Note: Son of Frederick N. & Ellie “Bird” (Walker) Layton; married Pearl Lewis 16 Mar 1906 - 12 Nov 1990]

Wade Layton, 65, of Sparta, was dead on arrival at St. John’s Hospital Thursday afternoon May 15, of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. Mrs. Pearl Layton said her husband had been in ill health since 1951, and that he was despondent over his illness. The Laytons had operated the Sparta Drug store for many years. Mr. Layton had been a resident of Sparta since 1949, and was a former resident of Oklahoma and Arkansas, Mrs. Layton had operated the store prior to their marriage. A member of the First Baptist Church in Sparta, Mr. Layton is survived, in addition to his wife, by a son, John, Fayetteville, Ark.; and a second son, S-Sgt Ralph  Layton, with the U. S. Army in Vietnam; a brother, Porter Layton Fayetteville, Ark.; a half-brother, Waldo Aleshire, Jacksonville, N. C.; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Connie Shelton officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.

 

Lazier, Reva (Holliday) 13 Mar 1928 - 14 Aug 2010 Wichita Eagle (OK) 15 Aug 2010

[Note: Daughter of Arman & Gladys ( ) Holliday]

            Lazier, Reva (Holladay), 82, Born in South Dakota, loving mother and grandmother, died Saturday, August 14, 2010. While a role model in many areas, Reva will be best remembered for the special love she had for her grandchildren, Jason Lazier, Raymond Lazier, Christopher Lafferty, Kelly Tuck, Angela Reyes, Derrick Lazier and Heather Reyes. She was preceded in death by father, Arman Holliday; mother, Gladys Brooks and stepmother, Clara Holliday; brothers, Raymond, Vernon and Pat Lazier. Survivors: son, Greg Lazier (Debbie) of Forsyth, MO; daughters, Tina Reyes (David) of Wichita, Toni Dillman (Buddy) of Rockaway Beach MO, Angela Walker of Derby, KS; 11 great-grandchildren. Services are pending with Adams Funeral Home, 504 W Walnut, P.O. Box 515, Ozark, MO. 65721. Reva will be laid to rest at Spokane Cemetery in Christian County Missouri . A Special Thank you to the staff at Harry Hynes Via Christi Unit. 


Lea, Dortha Luann (Shortt) 5 Jan 1957 - 13 Apr 2006 SN-L 15 Apr 2006

[Note: Daughter of Everett & Artie Ester (Pruett) Shortt; married John Randall Lea]

Dortha Luann (Shortt) Lea, age 49, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2006, in her Douglas County home. She was born January 5, 1957, in Springfield, the daughter of Everett and Artie Ester (Pruett) Shortt. Luann attended primary and secondary schools in Ava. She completed St. John's School of Nursing and subsequently worked in area hospitals, her primary areas were neonatology and emergency medicine. At the time of her death, she was near completion of her English Degree at Drury University. Her next goal was to teach English in a rural Ozark setting. Luann was an honor student at Drury, an avid reader, collector of books, an amateur painter, photographer, and lover of all living things, with a special love for cats. Memberships include: Daughters of the American Revolution, Carl Neiman Chapter, Ava, Missouri, and Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society. Survivors include: her husband, John Randall Lea, of the home; three stepchildren, Elaine C. Lea, Columbia, Claire E. Lea, Columbia, and Paul C. Lea, Nashville, Tenn.; a sister, Wanda Lavon Hutchinson and husband, Larry; a niece, Tammy Gunter and husband, Darryl, and children, Lindsey and Johnathan Mitchell; a brother, Hillis Lee Shortt and wife, Dianne; a nephew, Ralph Hutchinson and wife, Melissa, and children Deanne, Nathan and Ethan. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Pat Nelson. Special thanks to Dr. Robert Corolla, Dr. Thomas Briggs, Dr. Robert Scott, and Dr. Ibrahim Abdullah for their compassion and concern during her illness. Also to Community Hospice of Southwest Missouri for sending Tracy and Mandi to us in our time of need, and to Dr. Max Decker Ph.D., who guided and encouraged her studies. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Eastern Gate Baptist Church in Ava. Burial will follow in Harvil Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

Lea, Dortha Luann (Shortt) 5 Jan 1957 - 13 Apr 2006 CCH-N 26 Apr 2006

[Note: married John Randall “Randy” Lea]

            Dortha Luann (Shortt) Lea died April 13, 2006 in her Douglas County home.

 

Lea, Lorene M. (Miller) 6 Dec 1908 - 24 Mar 1988 OH 31 Mar 1988

[Note: Daughter of U.L. & Etta (Klepper) Miller; married 25 Jul 1933 Harry Lea 5 Nov 1904  - Oct 1965]

Lorene M. Lea, 79, of Rogersville, died March 24 at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a long illness. Services for Mrs. Lea, a homemaker, were held Monday in Harmony Baptist Church. Burial was in Smith Cemetery, under the direction of Marsh Funeral Home. Mrs. Lea was born Dec. 6, 1908, in Ozark to U.L. and Etta Klepper Miller. She was married to Harry Lea July 25, 1933. He preceded her in death in 1965. She was a member of the Harmony Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Fred Lea, Springfield; two daughters, Gertrude Reed, Rogersville, and Pat Bilyeu, Monett; two brothers, Sherman Miller, Springfield, and Bob Miller, Rogersville; a sister, Hazel Bonner, Marshfield; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

 

Lea, Ora M. (Williams) 14 Mar 1897 - Jun 1976 OH 17 Jun 1976 p7

[Note: married George G. Lea]

FORDLAND - Services for Mrs. Lea M. Lea, 79 of Fordland was at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Church of Christ at Fordland with Bruce Veteto officiating. Burial was in Fordland Cemetery under the direction of Marsh Funeral Home. Mrs. Lea died today at 1 a.m. at her home after a long illness. She was a long-time resident of Fordland and a member of the Church of Christ here. Survivors include her husband, George G.; a brother, Lige Williams of Nixa; and a sister, Mrs. Edna Burger of Denver, Colo.

 

Lea, Ruby F. ( ) 26 Jan 1913 - 26 Aug 1981 OH 3 Sep 1981 pB8

[Note: married Louis Lea]

Services for Ruby F. Lea, 68, Rogersville, were Sunday in Marsh Chapel with the Rev. David Cavin officiating. Burial was in Fordland Cemetery. Mrs. Lea died Aug. 26 in Cox Medical Center after a short illness. She was a charter member of the High Street Baptist Church and a 20-year employee of Savage-Juliette Jewelry Store. Survivors include her husband, Louie; three stepsons, Cloye, Rogersville, Jim., Springfield, and Ronnie, Rogersville; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Craig and Mrs. Nellie Knight, both of Springfield; 13 step grandchildren and 18 step great grandchildren.

 

Leach, Burl F. 2 May 1920 – 21 Oct 1997  CCH-N 29 Oct 1997

[Note: Son of Franklin Melvin & Cora (Gouge) Leach; married 5 Dec 1939 Dorothy Florene Whitely]

Burl F. Leach. 77, of Nixa, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1997, in his home. He was born May 2, 1920, in Gentry, Ark. and was the son of Franklin Melvin and Cora (Gouge) Leach. On Dec. 5, 1939, he married Dorothy Florene Whitely. Mr. Leach was a carpenter and a real estate broker. Before retirement he was manager for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in Salina, Kan. Mr. Leach was a member of the First Baptist Church of Nixa. Survivors include: His wife, Florene; two sons, James Melvin Leach and his wife, Connie, Sierra Vista, Az., and Jerry Leach and his wife, Donna, Springfield; five grandchildren, Jan Leach, Todd Leach, Ami Bremer and her husband, Joe, Renee Springer and her husband, Scott, and Jim Leach; and two great-grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by his parents, and a brother, Lawrence Leach. Funeral services were 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in Adams Funeral Home, 109 N. Truman Blvd., Nixa, with Dr. Richard Eakins officiating. Burial was in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens.

 

Lawing, Kathleen 21 Aug 1889 - 11 Feb 1975 OH 13 Feb 1975 p9

[Note: Daughter of  Robert Jasper & Mary Jane (Clark) Lawing]

OZARK - Miss Kathleen Lawing, 85, died this morning at the Christian County Nursing Home here after a long illness. A lifelong resident of Ozark before her retirement she was employed with Lyons Music Store in Springfield for many years. Miss Lawing was a member of the Ozark Christian Church. Surviving are six nieces and five nephews. Arrangements will be announced by Adams of Ozark.

 

Lawing, Kenneth 30 Sep 1894 - 6 Sep 1963  CCR 12 Sep 1963

[Note: Son of  Robert Jasper & Mary Jane (Clark) Lawing]

Kenneth Lawing, 69, a Borger, Texas, attorney, died Friday in a Borger hospital only a few hours after he was injured in a headon auto crash near Borger. Lawing, who practiced law at Borger for the past 17 years, was the youngest son of one of Ozark's earliest families, Robert and Mary Jane Lawing. The body was brought to Ozark for funeral services at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Harris Funeral Chapel. A long-time friend, O. K. Armstrong of Springfield, delivered the eulogy. Burial was in Weaver Cemetery, north of Ozark. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Edwin Tomlin of Shreveport, La., and four grandchildren; a brother, Paul Lawing of Seattle, Wash.; two sisters, Kathleen Lawing of Ozark and Mrs. Ethelyn Crowdus of Newark, N. J.; and a number of nieces and nephews, among them Roger Crain of Ozark. Among those from a distancewho attended funeral services Sunday were two private plane loads of his bar associates from Borger.

 

Lawing, Lavonia Magdalene (Payne) 23 May 1875 - 11 Nov 1957 CCR 14 Nov 1957 p5

[Note: Daughter of Abraham & Margaret Ann (Glenn) Payne; married Waldo W. Lawing 6 Mar 1873 - 9 Jun 1960]

Funeral services for Mrs. Lavonia Magdalene Lawing, 82, who died Monday morning, November 11 at her home in Ozark were held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. in the Selmore Christian Church with Rev. Harold Mayes officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. A member of the pioneer Abraham Payne family of Christian County, she was a native of Ozark and spent her entire life in this community.  In girlhood, she became a member of the Berea Christian Church later moved her membership to the Highlandville Christian Church and when the Selmore Christian Church was founded became a charter member of that congregation. She remained a faithful member there until her death.  Survivors include her husband, Waldo Lawing of Ozark; one daughter, Mrs. Lucile Blevins of Pomona, Calif; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Evelyn Lawing of the home; one brother, Ralph Payne of Ozark, one sister, Mrs. Mollie Deffenderfer of Ozark; eight grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death in January 1955, by a son, Allen Lawing and also by four brothers and one sister. Mr. and Mrs. Lawing and would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this coming January 12.

 

Lawing, Malburn (Chaudoin) Gann 18 Oct 1898 - 8 Aug 1957  CCR 1 Aug 1957 p1

[Note: Daughter of James B. & Cordelia (McGinnis) Chaudoin; married 3 Sep 1922 CCM Ashel Gann 5 Apr 1897 - 16 Aug 1936; married 1954 Homer Lawing 2 Jul 1905 - 31 Jan 1985; also a stone in Ozark Cemetery under name Gann]

Funeral services for Mrs. Malburn Lawing, 58 of Ozark who died Thursday, August 8, following a lengthy illness, were held Monday at the Chaffin Funeral Chapel here, with Rev. Charles McFall officiating, Burial was in Shipman Cemetery under direction of Chaffin. The daughter of J. B. and Cordelia Chaudoin, who was born in the Shady Grove community southeast of Ozark and was married to Ashel Gann in 1922, Mr. Gann preceded her in death in 1936, and in 1953 she was married to Homer Lawing who survives. She was a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church. Other than the husband, survivors include two sons, Charles O. Gann of Independence, Mo. and Bob Gann of Wichita, Kan; three grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Cordelia Chaudoin of Ozark, two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Forgey of Monett, Mo. and Mrs. Lois Plank of Ozark.

 

Lawing, Marshall Mebridle 21 Dec 1854 - 11 Jun 1934 CCR 14 Jun 1934 p8

[Note: Son of Robert Preston & Margaret Brooks (McDaniel) Lawing]

Marshall M. Lawing, age 79 ages, 5 months and 19 days, died Monday, June 11, 1934, from a severe heart attack, following a very serious injury, the result of a fall on June 1. He was born Dec. 21, 1854, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lawing. He never married. In the early ears of his manhood he engaged in the stock buying and shipping business here and later went to St. Joseph where he worked for a packing house for several years. During the past few years he has lived with his sister, Mrs. Metta Stewart, just north of Ozark. Besides the sister, he is survived by two brothers, F.D. Lawing of Tulare, Calif., and W.E. Lawing of St. Joseph. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 12, at the T.B. Chaffin Undertaking Home with Rev. C.F. Green officiating. Burial was made in the Weaver cemetery north of Ozark under the direction of Mr. Chaffin.

 

Lawing, Martha Susan 18 Sep 1892 - 5 Feb 1910 CCR 10 Feb 1910 p1

[Note: Daughter of William Thomas & Rennie Margaret  (Webber) Lawing]

Died At the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Lawing, four miles South East of Ozark Feb. 5, 1910, Martha Susie Lawing aged 17 years, 4 months and 16 days. The remains were laid to rest Sunday amid a large gathering of relatives and friends. The family have the sympathy of their many friends in this great bereavement.

 

Lawing, Mary Ann (Cox) 3 Mar 1860 - 22 May 1934 CCR 24 May 1934 p8

[Note: Daughter of William Parker & Elizabeth Caroline (Horn) Cox; married 30 Dec 1880 Samuel Sterling Lawing 24 Jun 1856 - 17 Apr 1932]

Mrs. Mary Ann Lawing, 74, widow of S.S. Lawing, died Tuesday afternoon in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jesse Elliott, 455 South Market Ave., after a long illness. Besides her daughter, she is survived by a granddaughter, Mary Elliott; a son, Frank E. Lawing of Chicago; three sisters and three brothers. Born in Christian county near Ozark, she had lived in this region all her life, coming to Springfield five years ago. Mr. Lawing died two years ago. She was a member of the South National Avenue Church of Christ. Funeral services were held today, Thursday, with burial in the Weaver cemetery north of Ozark.

 

Lawing, Mary Jane (Clark) 16 Mar 1855 - 3 Apr 1945 CCR 5 Apr 1945 p1

[Note: Daughter of  Andrew J. & Sarah O. (Meyers) Clark - spelling from mortuary record; married  20 Mar 1972 CCM Robert Jasper Lawing 1852 - 14 Mar 1921]

Mrs. Mary Jane Lawing, 90, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Annie Crain, 1411 North Jefferson, Springfield, Tuesday morning, April 3. Mrs. Lawing had been in critical health since last June. Born in Dallas, Texas, March 16, 1955, the daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Sarah Meyers Clarke, she moved to the Ozark vicinity at the age of 11 years and lived there until moving to the home of her daughter in Springfield last fall. In 1872 she was united in marriage to Robert J. Lawing, who preceded her in death on March 14, 1921. She was converted at an early age and at the time of her death was the oldest living member of the Ozark Christian church. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Claribel Lawing Crain, Tallahassee, Fla., Mrs. Annie Crain and Mrs. Ethlyn Crowdus of Springfield; and Miss Kathleen Lawing of Ozark; four sons, Charles F. Lawing, Tishomingo, Okla., H. Guy Lawing, Little Rock, Ark., Paul Clarke Lawing, Seattle, Wash., and Kenneth Lawing of Borger, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. U.F. Kerr of Springfield and Mrs. Lola Hawkins of Ozark and one brother, Howard Clarke of Oilton, Okla. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon in the Chaffin Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Rev. Michael of Springfield. Interment was made in the Weaver cemetery near Ozark.5/27/07

 

Lawing, Orville Leon “Buck” 23 Aug 1926 - 27 Mar 2000   CCH-N 5 April 2000

[Note: Son of Allen Abrham & Evelyn Maurine (Phillips) Lawing]

Orville "Buck" Leon Lawing, 73, of Yucaipa, CA. died Monday, March 27, 2000 at Redlands Community Hospital. Lawing, a native of Ozark, MO., lived in Yucaipa for 12 years. He was a retired cokeoven foreman at Kaiser Steel in Fontana, CA. and a World War II Navy Veteran. Survivors include two sons, Robert D. of Bremerton, WA., Jim L. of Rialto, CA., three daughters, RuthAnn Kingsford of San Bernardino, CA., Jane S. Guillen of Fontana, CA. and Judy L. Johnson of Fallon, NV; his sister, Maurine Young of Ozark, MO.; his aunt, Virginia Allen, of Kansas City, MO.; twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The service was held at 10:45 a.m. at the Riverside National Cemetery, staging area four, on Tuesday, April 4. the cemetery is located at 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA. 92518.

 

Lawing, Paul Dombey May 1888 - 20 Feb 1940 CCR 22 Feb 1940 p1

[Note: Son of William Thomas & Rinnie Margaret (Webber) Lawing; married 14 Jan 1922 Emma Coin]

Paul Dombey Lawing of Marionville, MO, died at the Veteran’s hospital in Excelsior Springs, MO, February 20, 1940. He had been ill for some time but had only been in the hospital about a month. He was born in Ozark, MO and was the son of W.T. and Rinnie Lawing. He made his home in Ozark and in the Prospect community until some ten years ago, he moved to Marionville. He served overseas in the World War, first as a member of the Canadian Expeditionary Force and later with the American Army in France. At the time of his first enlistment he lived in Canada but when the United States entered the war in 1917, he preferred to serve with his own countrymen, and was transferred to serve with the American Expeditionary Force at his own request. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Emma Lawing, two sons, Tom and Joe Dombey, a daughter Alice Louise, his mother, Mrs. Rinnie Lawing of Pomona, CA, four brothers, Andrew and Herbert of California Horace of Kirkwood, MO, Homer of the U.S. Marines, three sisters, Mrs. T.O. Bodenhamer of San Bernardino, CA, Mrs. Chas. McCulloch, of Rexburg, Idaho, and Mrs. R.R. Hartley of Ozark, MO. Funeral services will be held at the Baptist church in Marionville, Friday afternoon at 2 pm with burial [OBIT INCOMPLETE]

 

Lawing, Rinnie Margaret (Webber) 29 Feb 1864 - 16 Mar 1953  CCR 19 Mar 1953 p8

[Note: Daughter of William Walter & Margaret Frances “Fannie” (Harrison) Webber; married 6 Oct 1884 William Thomas Lawing 17 Apr 1851 - 3 Dec 1928]

Mrs. Rinnie Margaret Lawing was born near Mt. Vernon, Ill. February 29, 1864, the daughter of William and Francis Webber, and passed away at her home in Ozark on Monday, March 16, 1953. She was united in marriage to William Thomas Lawing on November 6, 1884, and to this union nine children were born. Her husband and three children preceded her in death. Mrs. Lawing spent most of her life in the Ozark community and was well known throughout the vicinity. She was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lillian Bodenhamer, San Bernardino, Calif, Mrs. Dora McCullough, Rexburg, Idaho, Mrs. Blanche Hartley, Ozark; three sons, Herbert S. Lawing, Pasadena, Calif., Horace C. Lawing., Kirkwood, Mo and Homer H. Lawing of the home in Ozark; 22 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Chaffin Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. E. C. Widel officiating. Burial was in the Prospect Cemetery.

 

Lawing, Robert Jasper 1852 - 14 Mar 1921 CCR 18 Mar 1921 p1

[Note: Son of  Robert Preston & Margaret Brooks  (McDaniel) Lawing; married 20 Mar 1872 CCM  Mary Jane Clark 16 Mar 1855 - 3 Apr 1945]

Robert J. Lawing, aged 69 years died march 14th, at State Hospital No. 3 of Nevada, Missouri, having been an inmate of the institution about 17 years. The remains were shipped to the Ozark Undertaking Co., arriving in Springfield Tuesday night and brought to Ozark that night in the hearse. Funeral services were held Wednesday conducted by a life long friend of the family, Rev. John R. Roberts of Springfield, with burial in the Weaver cemetery two miles north of the city. The deceased, together with others of the family were pioneer residents of Christian county. He leaves the widow, five daughters and four sons, all of whom were present expect one son.

 

Lawing, Samuel Ralph 18 Mar 1884 - 12 Sep 1923  CCR 7 Sep 1923 p1

[Note: Son of Samuel Sterling & Mary Ann (Cox) Lawing; married Dorothy Clara 5 Sep 1888 - 29 Nov 1918; married ? ]

Mr. Ralph Lawing, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Lawing, living two miles north of Ozark, died in Wichita, Kansas, Wednesday morning, caused from blood poisoning from affected tonsils. Mrs. Lawing, his mother and sister, Mrs. Jessie Lawing Elliot and Frank left Springfield at 4:00 a.m. Wednesday morning for Wichita. The body will be shipped to Springfield and funeral services will be held at the home of his sister, Mrs. Elliot at 10:00 a.m. Friday morning with interment in the Weaver cemetery, two miles north of Ozark. Mr. Lawings’ home was in Wichita Falls, Texas, where he was employed by the White Eagle Oil Co., and together with his wife was on a business trip to Wichita, Kansas when he was taken sick. The Lawing family are old and highly respected residents of the Ozark community and have the sympathy of their many friends in their bereavement.

 

Lawing, Samuel Sterling 24 Jun 1856 - 17 Apr 1932 CCR 21 Apr 1932 p9

[Note: Son of Robert Preston & Margaret Brooks (McDaniel) Lawing,; married 30 Dec 1880 Mary Ann Cox 3 Mar 1860 - 22 May 1934]

Funeral services for Samuel S. Lawing, 76, veteran Ozarks farmer who had lived the past three years in Springfield, who died Saturday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jessie Elliott, 1042 East Grand street, were held at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon in the Nation Avenue Church of Christ, the Reverend L.O. Sanderson officiating. Burial was made in the Weaver cemetery, two miles north of Ozark, under the direction of T.B. Chaffin of Ozark. Mr. Lawing is survived by three brothers, M.M. Lawing of Ozark, F.V. Lawing of Tulare, CA, and W.E. Lawing of St. Joseph, MO, and by one sister, Mrs. Motta Stewart of Ozark.

 

Lawing, Sarah Doris (Tennis) 10 May 1914 – 13 Mar 1991  NN-E 21 Mar 1991

[Note: Daughter of Thomas I. & Anna Vitginia (Montgomery) Tennis; married Homer H. Lawing 2 Jul 1905 - 31 Jan 1985]

Sarah Doris Lawing, 76, Ozark, died at 11:25 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, 1991, in Springfield Community Hospital. She was born in Ozark May 10, 1914, to Thomas Tennis and Anna Montgomery. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Ozark. She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer. She is survived by five nephews, Larry Harris, Springfield, Thomas Harris, Rogers, Ark., John Harris, Independence; Howard Harris, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Leslie Tennis, Cedar Creek. Services were Saturday in Harris Colonial Chapel, Ozark, with David Howard officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery.

 

Lawing, Waldo W. 6 Mar 1873 - 9 Jun 1960 CCR 16 Jun 1960 p5

[Note: married  Lavonia Magadalena Payne; also had a son, Allen Abraham Lawing]

Funeral services for Waldo W. Lawing, 88, a longtime resident of the Ozark community, who died last Thursday, June 9, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Blevins of Ontario, Calif, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Selmore Christian Church. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery under direction of Chaffin Funeral Chapel of Ozark. He was a member of the Selmore Christian Church. Other survivors are a sister, Mrs. Alma Baker who lives in California; eight grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

 

Lawing, William Thomas 17 Apr 1851 - 3 Dec 1928 CCR 6 Dec 1928 p1

[Note: Son of  William Andrew & Angeline Ross (Weaver) Lawing; married 20 Feb 1873 CCM  Fannie G. Borough 26 Feb 1858 - 19 Mar 1877; married  6 Nov 1884 Rinna Margaret Webber 29 Feb 1864 - 16 Mar 1953]

W. T. Lawing died at his home in Ozark, December 3rd at 12:45 a.m. aged 77 years, 7 months and 16 days. The funeral services were held Wednesday, December 5th at 1:30 p.m. at the Prospect church with Rev. Steve Bilyeu officiating, with burial in the Prospect cemetery under the direction of T. B. Chaffin.

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Lawing, William Thomas 17 Apr 1851 - 3 Dec 1928 CCR 6 Dec 1928

William T. Lawing, son of William Andrew Lawing and Angeline Weaver Lawing was born in Ozark, Mo. In a house located east of the present site of the Hawkins bro. Mill dam. April 17, 1851 and died at his home in Ozark at 12:45 a./m. Monday, December 3, 1928, aged 77 years, 7 months and 16 days. Prior to his death, he enjoyed the distinction of being the oldest living native of Ozark who resided in the city. He joined the Christian church at an early age and at the age of twenty, was married to Fannie Burroughs. To this union were born two children, one son, dying in infancy, and a daughter, Myrtle Aven, of Bingham Canyon, Utah, surviving. Mrs. Lawing passed away March 12, 1877. In 1884, he was married to Rinnie Webber and to this union were born nine children: Andrew of Los Angeles; Dombey, of Ozark; Lillian Bodenhamer, of San Bernardino; Dora McCullah, of Rexberg, Idaho; Herbert, of Los Angeles; Martha Susan, who died in 1910; Blanche Hartley, of Ozark; Horace, of Springfield, and Homer of Ozark. At his bedside at the time of death were Dombey, Blanche, Horace and Homer. He leaves the widow, who was in California at the time of death; eight children, twenty grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

 

Lawing, William Thomas “Tom”, Rev. 10 Jul 1923 - 31 Dec 2005 SN-L  4 Jan 2006

Memorial services for Rev. Tom Lawing, of Marionville, will be on Friday, January 6, 2006, in the Ozarks Methodist Manor Chapel in Marionville, under the direction of the Williams Funeral Home of Marionville, at 10 a.m. Rev. Lawing passed away at 12:36 p.m. Saturday, December 31, 2005, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. He was 82. There will be no visitation. His body has been donated to the Dept. of Anatomy, School of Science, University of Missouri, Columbia.

 

Lawing, William Andrew 17 Nov 1818 - 11 Jul 1902 CCR 17 Jul 1902

[Note: Son of Robert & Mary Ann (Sublett) Lawing; married  20 Jul 1847 Angeline Ross Weaver 1 May 1823 - 13 Jan 1912]

Wm. A. Lawing, one of the oldest, most prominent and respected citizens of Christian County, died at his home three miles South of Ozark July 11th and was buried at the Weaver cemetery on July 12th, 1902. Services were conducted by Elder T. A. Foster and a large concourse of relatives and friends were in attendance at the funeral. Deceased was positive in his conviction, of large sympathy public spirited, and during the was so secession he was a union man in whom was no guile. He risked life and property for the flag, and was a member of the Missouri legislature in 1862. During his early life, he was a great traveler and saw much of the world. In July 1847, he married Angeline Weaver who survives him and located in Christian Co., from which time forward there was no place like home; and no pleasure as he had with wife and children. To him Christian Co. owes much. He was a millwright and built many of the mills in this County and encouraged whet culture and lived to see the fruits of his labor, for in this year the County had harvested a vast acreage of very fine wheat. He was the father of ten children. Seven of these survive, Wm. T., Mrs. B. A. Wrightsman, Mrs. Lelia Bain, and Mrs. Addie Hammond, all residents of this County; John R., who lives in Colorado, and Mrs. L. H. Crawford and Mrs. Blanche Horn of St. Louis. T. L. Robertson is a son-in-law. The widow is 78 years old and the breaking of the bonds if a companionship of 55 years puts out the light of her life and leaves her lonely in the years remaining to her. She will go to her daughters in St. Louis. Wm. A. Lawing was 83 years old at his death. His family, friends and neighbors have the satisfaction of knowing that his was a useful life and that he will be remembered for the good he did.

 

Lawrence, Absolom P. 3 Sep 1854 - 30 Dec 1930 CCR 1 Jan 1931 p1

[Note: Son of John & Elizabeth (Greene) Lawrence; married Sarah Weese; born Ohio; died Carthage, MO; no MODC record found]

Word was received here Tuesday morning of the death of A.P. Lawrence, father of Mrs. B.O. Womble, which occurred at a hospital in Carthage. Mr. Lawrence was operated on some weeks ago. Mrs. Womble was at his bedside. Funeral services and burial were held Wednesday afternoon, Mr. Womble and family driving over Wednesday morning

 

Lawrence, Barbara (Crosswhite? Langwell?) Millstead Melton 6 Sep 1933 - 27 Jan 2008 SN-L 29 Jan 2008 & CCH-N 6 Jan 2008

[Note: married Bert C. Millstead 11 Jun 1929 - 26 May 1993; married James Clell Melton, Jr. 1 Jun 1935 - 10 Jan 1997; married 11 Oct 1997 Everett William “Bill” Lawrence 18 May 1923 - 24 Mar 2007]

Barbara Lawrence, 74, Oldfield, was born Sept. 6, 1933, in Springfield, and passed away Sun., Jan. 27, 2008, in Springfield. She was a homemaker and had worked for Ben Franklin for several years. Barbara was a member of High Street Baptist Church. Preceding her in death were her husbands, Bert C. Millstead, Clell Jr. Melton and Everett Bill Lawrence; sister-in-law Peggy Langwell; and brother, Keith Alvin Crosswhite. She is survived by her children, Debbie and Gary Arnn, Cathy and Larry Sanders, Mickey and Sherry Millstead, and Gary and Keely Millstead; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; a brother, Karl Langwell; and a very special friend, Lloyd Burks, who stayed by her side to the very end. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wed., Jan. 30, in Greenlawn North Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today, Jan. 29, at Greenlawn Funeral Home North.

 

Lawrence, Blanche June 14 Mar 1904 -  3 Feb 1990  OH 8 Feb 1990

[Note: married Henry Lawrence 8 Oct 1908 - Jul 1983]

Blanche June Lawrence, 85, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 1990, at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, following a short illness. Born in Greenfield, Mo., she lived for 40 years in Calif. before returning to the area 15 years ago. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry, in 1983. Survivors include her sister, Fonda Adams of Springfield; a sister-in-law, Reta Hampton of Ava; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held on Feb. 5 in Goodhope Cemetery with the Rev. James "Hobo" Applegate officiating. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Lawrence, Braz Daniel,  II 26 Jun 1933 - 13 Jul 1999  CCH-N 21 Jul 1999

[Note: Son of Braz Daniel  & Cuby (Hopkins) Lawrence; married 12 Jun 1957 Carol Louise Mason]

Braz Daniel Lawrence II, 66, of Nixa, died Tuesday, July 13, 1999 in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born June 26, 1933 in Springfield and was the son of Braz Daniel  and Cuby (Hopkins) Lawrence. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. On June 12, 1957 he and Carol Louise Mason were married. Mr. Lawrence was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal System and most recently was employed by SMSU as a security guard. He was a charter member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Nixa. He was very committed to the church he loved. Survivors include: his wife, Carol; two children, Braz Daniel Lawrence III, and his wife Lynn, Springfield, and Danetta Lawrence, Nixa; a grandson who he dearly loved, Braz Daniel Lawrence IV; a brother, Don Lawrence, Springfield; a sister, Vinita McMahon, Wichita, Kansas; a sister-in-law, Haze, Lawrence St. Louis; and two brothers-in-law, Robert Altic, Brighton, and John Harris, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Ruby Altic and Pat Harris, and a brother, John Lawrence. Funeral services were 10 a.m. Thursday, July 15, in Aldersgate United Methodist Church with Rev. Lee Strawhun officiating. Burial was in Hazelwood Cemetery, Springfield under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. The Veterans Memorial Team provided military honors. The family wishes to thank the St. John's ReHab Staff for their friendship and care during the time Mr. Lawrence spent there. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Aldersgate United Methodist Church for the Braz Lawrence Memorial Fund.

 

Lawrence, Burnie B. 20 Sep 1895 - 8 Nov 1968

[Note: married Nellie C. Tharp 10 Oct 1902 - 8 Jul 1971]

Funeral services will be Monday for Burnie B. Lawrence, 73, a longtime Route 2, Crane resident who died Friday morning of apparent food poisoning while visiting a son in Great Bend, Kan. It was ruled Mr. Lawrence died of accidental food poisoning after apparently eating some contaminated food while traveling to Kansas, according to funeral home attendants. Survivors include his wife Nellie, of the home here; four sons, Clifford and Gerald both of Republic, Robert, Sylmar, Calif., and David, Great Bend, three daughters, Mrs. Sharon Merritt, Stotts City, Mrs. Susan Hooten, Route 1 Billings, and Mrs. Muriel Rosewurn, Crane; three brothers and three sisters. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Hurley High School auditorium, with the Rev. Ora Short officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery near Clever, under direction of Cantrell of Clever.

Note: this clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner has a handwritten date of 1968 on it.

 

Lawrence, Clarice Ethel (Langley) 17 Oct 1925 - 24 Sep 2007 SN-L 27 Sep 2007

[Note: Daughter of Thomas Granville & Mary Ethel (  ) Langley; married 7 Aug 1946 Clifford Leo Lawrence]

Clarice Ethel Lawrence, Republic, died in her home September 24, 2007, at the age of 81 years. She was born October 17, 1925, in Hurley, Mo., to Thomas Granville and Mary Ethel Langley. Clarice was a member of the Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church for 66 years. She was married to Clifford Leo Lawrence on August 7, 1946, in Columbus, Kansas. Together they raised five children. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; three sisters; and one great-grandchild. She is survived by her husband, Clifford Lawrence, of the home; her children and their spouses, Loren and Connie Pope, Hurley, Joe and JoAnn Lawrence, Marionville, Dennis and Ernestine Lawrence, Aurora, Mary and Herb Forester, Billings, and Kathy and Shannon Kelly, Republic; a sister, Lillie Jackson, Crane; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 28, 2007, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, with Elder Steve Woods officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Clever. The funeral home will be open until 7 p.m. this evening. Online condolences may be made at www.meadors funeralhome.com.

 

Lawrence, Clifford Leo 25 Jun 1922 - 31 Oct 2011 CCH-N 9 Nov 2011

[Note: Son of Burnie & Nellie (Tharp) Lawrence; married Clarice Langley]

            Clifford Leo Lawrence was born June 25, 1922 to Burnie and Nellie Tharp Lawrence in Omaha, Ark. He departed this life October 31, 2011 at home in Republic, Mo., surrounded by family. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Clarice Langley Lawrence; his mother and father; three brothers, David, Robert and Gerald Lawrence; two sisters, Muril Taylor and Sharon Merrit; a son in law, Herbert Forester; and a great-grandson, Jonathon. He is survived by his sister Susan Hooten of Crane; five children, Loren Pope and his wife Connie of Hurley, Joe Lawrence and his wife JoAnn of Marionville, Dennis Lawrence and his wife Ernestine of Aurora, Mary Forester of Billings, and Kathy Kelly and husband Shannon of Republic; 16 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A WWII veteran, he lived in Republic for the last 48 years. Clifford worked as a general contractor, building and remodeling homes for many years, and then worked for the Republic School system as a maintenance man until he retired. He was an avid gardener, with a gentle and giving heart. He was devoted to his family, and his home was always open and full of love. He was a lifelong member, and Deacon, of the Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church in Hurley. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 2, 2011 in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, in the funeral home. Burial, with Military Honors, will follow the service in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Clever. Contributions may be made to People Helping People of Republic. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.


Lawrence, Della 2 Mar 1899 - 23 Sep 1979 OH 27 Sep 1979 p11

Services for Mrs. Della Lawrence, 80, Marionville, mother of Donald Lawrence of Chadwick, were held Wednesday in the Bradford-Surridge Chapel with burial in the IOOF Cemetery in Marionville. Mrs. Lawrence died Monday in St. Vincent’s Hospital, Monett.

 

Lawrence, Donald Eugene 1928 - 8 Feb 2010 SN-L 10 Feb 2010

[Note: Son of ? & Della (  ) Lawrence; married Juanita Gold 21 Feb 1930 - 27 Jan 2006]

Donald Eugene Lawrence, 81, Chadwick, Mo., passed away Monday, February 8, 2010, in North Park Village, Ozark. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 13, in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Ozark. Visitation will be Friday, February 12, from 6 to 7 p.m., in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Graveside funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, February 13, in Crane Community Cemetery, Crane, Mo. under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.

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Lawrence, Donald Eugene 1928 - 8 Feb 2010 CCH-N 17 Feb 2010

Donald Eugene Lawrence, 81, Chadwick, passed away Feb. 8, 2010, in North Park Village, Ozark. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Feb. 13, in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Ozark. Visitation was held Feb. 12, from 6 to 7 p.m. in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.  Graveside funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Feb. 13, in Crane Community Cemetery, Crane, under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Lawrence, Everett William "Bill" 18 May 1923 - 24 Mar 2007 CCH-N 4 Apr 2007

[Note: Son of Lloyd & Maggie (Williams) Lawrence; married 25 Aug 1939 Elma Adams; married 11 Oct 1997 Barbara 6 Sep 1933 - 27 Jan 2008 m/1 Millstead  & m/2 Melton]

Everett William "Bill" Lawrence, 83, Oldfield, passed away Saturday morning, March 24, 2007, in his home.  He was born May 18, 1923, in Douglas County near the Merritt Community, the son of Lloyd and Maggie (Williams) Lawrence. On Aug. 25, 1939, he was united in marriage to Elma Adams and to this union four children were born. On Oct. 11, 1997, he was united in marriage to Barbara Melton. Everett was preceded in death by his parents, the mother of his children, Elma Lawrence, two brothers Johnny and Edgar Lawrence, and a great-grandson, Zephan Lawrence. Everett is survived by his wife, Barbara; his four children, Martha Stillings-Booth of Ava, Kathy Tate of Tucson, Ariz., Lloyd Lawrence and wife Sue of Lindale, Texas, Linda Jean Chapman and husband Danny of Sparta, Tenn.; one adopted daughter, Mindy Snodgrass of Florida; seven step-children, Micky Millstead, Gary Millstead, Debbie Arnn, Cathy Sanders, Bob Felty, Sally Felty and Russell Yates; one sister Mary Lee Johnson of Maysville; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and many caring friends. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 28, 2007, in West Huffman Cemetery, Ava, under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Mark Hatcher officiating. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, 2007, in Barnes Family Funeral Home. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2007

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Lawrence, Everett William “Bill” 1923 - 24 Mar 2007 SN-L 26 Mar 2007

Everett William "Bill" Lawrence, 83, Oldfield, Missouri, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2007, in his home. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 28, in West Huffman Cemetery, Ava. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Lawrence, Gerald W. 4 May 1936 - 26 Mar 2004 SN-L 28 Mar 2004

[Note: Son of Burnie B. & Nellie C. (Tharp) Lawrence; married 1986 Pat]

Gerald W. Lawrence, 67, Marionville, passed away at 12:35 a.m. Friday, March 26, 2004, at his home. He was born May 4, 1936, in Stone County, Mo. the fourth son of Burnie and Nellie (Tharp) Lawrence. His parents; a brother, David Lawrence; and two sisters, Muril Roswurm and Sharon Merritt, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Pat; five children, Steve Lawrence, Austin, Texas, Jason Lawrence, Marionville, Mo., Michele Currin and Tina Dicken, both of Springfield, and Deborah Ann Young, Harrisburg; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Clifford Leo Lawrence, Republic, and Bob Lawrence, Carson City, Nev.; a sister, Susan Hooten, Crane; and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, 2004, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, with Elder Bill Woods officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery, south of Clever. The casket will be closed at all times. .

 

Lawrence, Henry 8 Oct 1908 - 2 Jul 1983 OH 7 Jul 1983 p2

[Note: married Blanche]

Graveside services for Henry Lawrence, 74, Springfield, were held July 6 in Goodhope Cemetery in Douglas County with the Rev. James “Hobo” Applegate officiating. Burial was under direction of Adams of Ozark. Mr. Lawrence died July 3 in Cox Medical Center after a long illness. Survivors include his wife, Blanche; and two brothers, Leonard Hampton, Ava and Clyde Hampton, Mountain View.

 

Lawrence, Inice Irene (Maggard) 28 Feb 1924 - 6 Nov 2005 SN-L 8 Nov 2005 & SN-L 9 Nov 2005

[Note: Daughter of Caleb & Nancy (Huff) Maggard; married 9 Feb 1941 Richard L. Lawrence 11 Oct 1921 -  Dec 2003 ]

Inice Irene Lawrence, daughter of Caleb Maggard and Nancy Huff Maggard, was born on February 28, 1924, in Ava, Mo., and went to her Heavenly home on Nov. 6, 2005, in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 81 years. Inice was a lifetime resident of the Ava community. She had lived for the past three months in Ozark to be with her family. On February 9, 1941, Inice and Richard L. Lawrence were united in marriage in Douglas County, Mo., and to this union one daughter was born. Inice was a Dairy Farmer for 60 years working alongside her husband. She was a member of the Highlonesome Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Richard, in 2003. She is survived by a daughter, Genevieve Garland, a granddaughter, raised in the home, JaDonna Rice, both of Ozark, Mo.; two grandchildren, Cecilia and Melinda; four great-grandchildren, Dandy, Jeremy, Candy and Tonya; three great-great grandchildren, Bailey, Lucie and Quentin; two brothers, Arthur Maggard, Springfield, Mo., and Jim Maggard, Willard, Mo.; five sisters, Lois Fitzgerald, Bettendorf, Iowa; Tennie Williams, McPherson, Kan.; Madena Faye Hall, Springfield, Mo.; Gladys Huff and Francis Montgomery, both of Ozark, Mo.; and a host of other relatives and friends. Services will be Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, at 10 a.m. in the Clinkingbeard Chapel, Ava, with the Rev. Tom Johnson officiating. Interment will be in the Ava Cemetery. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, in the funeral home. Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society. Services are being conducted by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, Mo.

 

Lawrence, John T. 24 Sep 1925 - 16 Jun 1991   NN-E 20 Jun 1991

John T. Lawrence, 65, Clever, was found dead Sunday evening, June 16, 1991, in his home. He was a retired U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Republic VFW Post No. 4593. He loved animals, bird watching, fishing and the outdoors. He is survived by a brother, Bill Lawrence, Billings; two sisters, Mary Lawrence, Kansas City, and Helen Cole, Springfield; and nieces and nephews. Graveside services were Wednesday morning in Springfield National Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post No. 676 and VFW posts No. 3404 and No. 693. Services and burial were under direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society.

 

Lawrence, Juanita (Gold) 21 Feb 1930 - 27 Jan 2006 SN-L 29 Jan 2006

[Note: married Donald Eugene Lawrence 14 Feb 1928 - 8 Feb 2010

Juanita (Gold) Lawrence, 75, of Chadwick, passed away Friday, January 27, 2006, in her home. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 29, in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Ozark. Visitation will follow the memorial service Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, January 30, in Crane Community Cemetery, Crane, Mo. Services under the direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.

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Lawrence, Juanita (Gold) 21 Feb 1930 - 27 Jan 2006 CCH-N 8 Feb 2006

            Juanita (Gold) Lawrence, 75, Chadwick, passed away Friday, Jan. 27, 2006, in her home surrounded by her loving family. Juanita was born Feb. 21, 1930 in Crane to Robert and Bea (Davis) Gold. On Sept. 26, 1948, she was united in marriage to Donald Eugene Lawrence and they were blessed with one son and three daughters. Juanita was a very active member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Ozark. She had a strong hope in the scripture Psalm 37:29 “The righteous themselves will possess the earth and they will reside forever upon it.” Her greatest joy was caring for her husband of 57 years, working on their farm, gardening and sharing time with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother and one grandchild. Juanita is survived by her loving husband Don; one son, Jim Lawrence and wife Brenda of Halltown; three daughters, Sandra Diamond and husband, Larry of Sparta, Rebecca Denny and husband Slim of Moses Lake, Washington and Jane Nickols and husband Nick of Chadwick; one brother, Roy Gold; one sister, Ann Harris; nine grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 29, in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Ozark. Visitation followed the memorial service Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. on Monday, January 30, in Crane Community Cemetery, Crane, Mo. under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. 


Lawrence, Richard L. 11 Oct 1921 - 25 Dec 2003 SN-L 28 Dec 2003

[Note: Son of James R. & Gertrude (Melton) Lawrence; married 9 Feb 1941 Inice Maggard]

Richard L. Lawrence, the son of James R. Lawrence and Gertrude Melton Lawrence was born on Oct. 11, 1921, in Douglas County, Mo., and departed this life Dec. 25, 2003, at the age of 82 years, 2 months and 14 days. Richard was a lifelong resident of the Ava area. Richard was employed with Douglas County as a grader operator for 19 years. He was also a retired dairy farmer. On Feb. 9, 1941, Richard and Inice Maggard were united in marriage in Douglas County, and to this union a daughter, Genevieve, was born. They were also blessed to raise granddaughter JaDonna in their home. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and a sister. Survivors include his wife, Inice, of the home; a daughter, Genevieve Garland, Ozark, Mo.; granddaughter JaDonna Rice and husband Wayne, Ozark; two granddaughters, Cecilia and Melinda; four great-grandchildren, Dandy, Jeremy, Candy and Tonya; three great-great grandchildren, Bailey, Lucie and Quentin; one sister, Ada Wilson, Springfield; one brother, Sam Lawrence, Oldfield, Mo.; and a host of other relatives and friends. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, in Clinkingbeard Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Johnson and Rev. Woody Coonce officiating. Interment will follow in Ava Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. today in the funeral home.

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Lawrence, Richard L. 11 Oct 1921 - 25 Dec 2003 SN-L 29 Dec 2003

Richard L. Lawrence, 82, Ava, a grader operator and retired dairy farmer, died Dec. 25, 2003. Services are 10 a.m. today in Clinkingbeard Funeral Home with burial in Ava Cemetery.

 

Lawson, Albert S. 28 Dec 1867 -1 Oct 1930 CCR 9 Oct 1930

[Note: Son of James Harvey & Sarah Elizabeth (James) Lawson]

Albert S. Lawson, who for over a score of years has been a resident of Jenks, died early Wednesday morning at a Tulsa hospital where he was taken Tuesday morning following a stroke of paralysis. Mr. Lawson was one of the best known men in this community, having lived her since 1910. He was active in all civic work of the community, and his friends were numbered by his acquaintances. Albert S. Lawson was born in Greenfield, Mo., Dec. 28, 1867. At the age of 18 years he was united with the Baptist church. He was a member of the First Baptist church of Jenks and was an active worker in that organization. Burial was made in Broken Arrow cemetery. Mr. Lawson was an active member of the Masonic and I.O.O.F. lodges in this city and was recognized throughout the State as a leader in those organizations. In the Masonic order he had attained the rank of the 32nd Degree. Members of the Jenks A.F.&A.M. lodge acted as pallbearers  and his associates in life members of the I.O.O.F. order conducted the burial services at the grave. Out of town relatives attending the services were E.W. Lawson of Highlandville, Mo.; R.K. Lawson of Edmond, Okla.; S.G. Lawson, Norman, Okla.; Dora Dunham, Oklahoma City; Homer Dunham and wife, Rollo Dunham, Frank Dunham, R.J. Dunham, Paul Dunham of Springfield, Mo.; Wade Lawson and son Junior; Arthur Lawson and Ralph Lawson and wife, all of Marie, Okla.; and his life time friend, Chas. Shelton of Ozark, Mo. A brother, W.T. Lawson, son and daughter of Clovis, N.M., and J.J. Lawson of Jones, Okla., were unable to attend the last rites. Albert Lawson was a friend of all who knew him and in his passing Jenks loses a valuable and worthy citizen. His death comes as a shock to the entire community and this paper joins with countless numbers of friends in expressing sympathy to the bereaved relatives. -- Jenks (Okla.) Messenger of Sept. 18, 1930. Many people in Christian county will know Albert Lawson as he lived in this county all of his life until 1900, when he went to Oklahoma and has lived there since that time.

 

Lawson, Allyn Bradley 4 Sep 1976 - 11 Aug 1993 OH 18 Aug 1993

[Note: Son of Maynard & Edna (Garrison) Lawson]

Bradley Allyn Lawson, 16, Ozark, died at 12:08 p.m. Aug. 11, 1993 at Cox South. He was born Sept. 4, 1976 in Springfield, the son of Maynard Lawson, Springfield, and Edna Garrison, Ozark. He was a student at Ozark High School. He attended Noble General Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by grandfathers, Leonard Lawson and Ed Garrison, and one sister, Stacey. Survivors include his parents, Maynard Lawson and Edna Garrison; one brother, Dustin Lawson, Ozark; one sister, Kristen Lawson, Ozark; maternal grandmother, Eva Garrison, Ava; paternal grandmother, Bonnie Lawson, Noble. Services were held Saturday, Aug. 14, at Clinkingbeard Chapel with the Rev. Paul Welch officiating. Burial was in Thornfield. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Judes.

 

Lawson, Alta J. (Potter) Lawson Deffendefer 15 Feb 1891-17 Aug 1950 CCR 24 Aug 1950

[Note: Daughter of  Christopher Columbus & Mary Elizabeth (Fondren) Potter; married 1914 Null B. Lawson 20 Mar 1882 - 16 Aug 1942; married ? Deffenderfer; mortuary record under Deffenderfer; tombstone under Lawson]

Mrs. Alta Potter Lawson, former Ozark resident, died Thursday, August 17, at her home in Los Angeles, Calif. She was 59 years old. Mrs. Lawson was born February 15, 1891, the daughter of C.C. and Mary Potter. In 1914 she was married to N.B. Lawson, who preceded her in death eight years ago. Mrs. Lawson moved to Los Angeles following her husband’s death. She was a member of the Christian Church at Sparta. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. W.C. Forgey and Mrs. Bill Reed; a niece, Mrs. Milburn Bilyeu, and a nephew, Billy Forgey, all of Ozark. Funeral services were held in the Chaffin Funeral Home in Ozark Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. R.F. Musgrave officiating. Burial was in the Linden cemetery. Pallbearers were Bill Forgey, Milburn Bilyeu, Fred Galloway, John Fondren, John Lawson, and Glen Lawson.

 

Lawson, Amanda E. (Johnson) Aug 1885 - 5 Sep 1968  CCR 12 Sep 1968 p8

[Note: Daughter of Oliver P. & Nancy E. Johnson; married 1 Feb 1903 James Alexander “Alex” Lawson 15 Dec 1876 - 5 Apr 1966]

Mrs. Amanda Lawson, 84, died at 7 a.m. Thursday at her home in Sparta after a long illness. A lifelong resident of Sparta and a member of the Baptist Church there, she was the widow of Alex Lawson, a well-known farmer who died in 1966. Mrs. Lawson is survived by one son, Arnold, Kansas City, Kan.; four daughters, Mrs. Mamie Lee, Sparta, Mrs. Bessie Gann, Ozark, Mrs. Ona Bumgarner, Republic, Mrs. Effie Jennings, Springfield; 10 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Sparta Baptist Church with the Revs. Roscoe Harding and Connie Shelton officiating. Burial was in Holland Cemetery near Rogersville under direction of Harris of Ozark.

 

Lawson, Amos 29 Apr 1872 - 12 Aug 1940 CCR 15 Aug 1940 p5

[Note: Son of James B. & Malinda (?) Lawson; married Mary E. "Mollie" Burchett 1873 - 3 Aug 1937]

Amos Lawson was born in Virginia on April 29, 1872. He passed away at his home, four miles north of Ozark on Monday, August 12, 1940 at 10 pm, following a short illness. He was 68 years, three months and 13 days of age at the time of his death. He was united in marriage to Mary E. Burchett, and to this union was born one son, Emmit Lawson, of Springfield, MO, who survives. His wife, Mrs. Mary E. Lawson, preceded him in death on August 3, 1937. Other survivors beside the son, include two sisters, Mrs. Eliza Campbell of Sparta and Mrs. Nettie Willis of Rogersville; and by three brothers, Null, Alex and Burdine Lawson all of Sparta. He is also survived by numerous other relatives and friends, who mourn his departure. He has been a long time resident of this community, having come to Missouri from Tennessee in 1904. He was for many years, a deacon of the Smyrna Baptist Church, and was very active in church work. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, August 14, 1940 at 2:30 p.m. in the Smyrna Baptist church with the Rev. Lynn V. Swadley of Rogersville officiating. Interment was made in the Linden cemetery under the direction of the Klepper Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

Lawson, Arthur “Buck” 29 Oct 1913 - 17 Jul 1993 OH 21 Jul 1993

[Note: Son of  Berdine D. & Margaret Ann "Maggie" (Stone) Lawson; married 15 Apr 1937 (another source says 13 Apr 1939) Flora Elene Bilyeu 13 Sep 1917 - 19 Mar 1999]

Arthur “Buck” Lawson, 79, Sparta, died at 10:24 a.m. Saturday, July 17, 1993 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born Oct. 29, 1913 in Christian County, the son of Burdine and Maggie Stone Lawson. He was united in marriage on April 15, 1937 in Ava, to Elene Bilyeu. He was a lifelong resident of the Sparta and Christian County area. He was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church and a retired cattle farmer. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Jack, Jim, and Glenn Lawson. Survivors include his wife, Elene; a son, Jerry and his wife, Kathlyn Lawson, Nixa; a brother, John, and his wife, Shelby Lawson, Sparta; a sister, Gladys McDaniel and her husband, George, Sparta; two grandsons, Scott, and his wife, Cindy Lawson, Springfield, and Bradley D. Lawson, also of Springfield. Services were held Tuesday, July 20, in Harris, a Heritage Funeral Home, Ozark with the Rev. Art Blume officiating. Burial followed in Linden Cemetery.

 

Lawson, Billie J. 8 Sep 1934 -  3 Feb 1991  NN-E 7 Feb 1991

[Note: married Dean Lawson]

Billie J. Lawson, 56, Sparta, died at 6 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 1991, in St. John's Regional Health Care Center, Springfield. Lawson, a native of Ava, had lived in Sparta for the past eight years. She was an employee of the Apple Tree Restaurant. Survivors include her husband, Dean; two sons, Jeff Lawson, Oldfield, and Chris Lawson, Sparta; a sister, Shirley Marrow, Kansas City; two brothers, Max Irwin, Ava, and David Wilson, Springfield; and three grandchildren, Cabin, Coby and Cyrana Lawson. Services were Tuesday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Kenneth Lupton officiating. Music was provided by the Glory Bound Quartet. Burial was in Burnham Cemetery, near Willow Springs: Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Sparta.

 

Lawson, Burdine D. 7 Aug 1874 - 9 Jan 1957 CCR 10 Jan 1957 p1

[Note: Son of James B. & Melinda (  ) Lawson; married 13 Dec 1898 CCM Margaret Ann “Maggie” Stone 20 May 1881 - 7 Jan 1952]

Funeral services for Burdine Lawson, 82, a well-known Christian County farmer who died January 9 at St. Johns Hospital, Springfield were held January 11 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chaffin Funeral Chapel at Ozark, with Rev, Bishop officiating. Burial was in Linden Cemetery under direction of Chaffin. Mr. Lawson came to Missouri at the age of 19 and was married in 1898 to Miss Maggie Stone who preceded him in death. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Gladys McDaniel of Rogersville; five sons, Buck Lawson, Jack Lawson, Glen Lawson and Jim Lawson, all of Sparta and John Lawson of Ozark; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren; one brother, Elic Lawson of Sparta; and one sister, Mrs. Elsie Campbell of Springfield.

 

Lawson, Charles Emit 1 Sep 1894 - 25 Aug 1941 CCR 28 Aug 1941 p1

[Note: Son of Amos & Mary E. “Mollie” (Burchett) Lawson; married Edith]

Charles E. Lawson of Springfield, formerly of Ozark, died Monday night at Springfield during a softball game in which he was playing. His death was attributed to a heart attack suffered after he felt ill during the game and returned to the bench. He was 46 years old, a driver for the Lippman Baking Company, and had often played softball in the Springfield and amateur teams. He is survived by his wife, Edith. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Pythian Avenue Baptist Church in Springfield, with Rev. W.L. Murdaugh officiating, assisted by the Rev. Wayne Rosecrans.

 

Lawson, Edgar W. 23 Dec 1878 - 30 May 1960  CCR 2 Jun 1960 p1

[Note: Son of James Harvey & Sarah Elizabeth (James) Lawson; married Rachel White]

Funeral services for Edgar Lawson, 81, a well-known resident of the Highlandville community, who died Monday night at Doctors Memorial Hospital, Springfield were held at 2 p.m. today in the Highlandville Baptist Church with Rev. Roscoe Harding and Rev. Bill Mabury officiating. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery under direction of Harris of Nixa. A farm and lifelong resident of the county, he was an active Republican and for many years served on the county central committee. He was a member of Highlandville Baptist Church which he served as deacon for 52 years. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Rachel Lawson  of the home east of Highlandville; three sons, Wade Lawson of Springfield, Glenn Lawson of the home and Rev. Robert Lawson of Maryville, Mo; a daughter, Mrs. Enid Murphy of Wichita, Kan; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Lassley, John W. 23 Aug 1902 - 28 Jun 1993  OH 29 May 1986 p8

[Note: Son of Marion Henry & Eliza Angeline (Brown) Lassley; married 4 Jun 1921 Iva Opal McTeer]

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Lassley, Iva Opal (McTeer) 12 May 1906 - 24 Dec 2003   OH 29 May 1986 p8

[Note: Daughter of John & Iva Maud (Purcell) McTeer; married 4 Jun 1921 John W. Lassley]

Lassleys To Celebrate 65th Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. John W. Lassley of Fresno, Calif. will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary June 4. The couple has one daughter, Margie Orr of Fresno. They also have two great-granddaughters, Karen and Tina Brown and one great-great-grandson, all of Fresno. John Lassley and Opal McTeer were married June 4, 1921 by the Rev. Green Melton near Shady Grove.

Lassley, Joseph Robert 21 Mar 1864 - 16 May 1934 CCR 24 May 1934 p8

[Note: Son of Joseph Henry & Susie "Susannah" Anne (Scott) Lassley; married 19 Jan 1885 Luritta Watts 12 Aug 1865 - ?]

Joseph Robert Lassley, aged 70 years, died at his home near Oldfield Thursday, May 17. Funeral services were held at the Old Boston cemetery conducted by Rev. McCormack of Rogersville. Burial was under the direction of B.C. Klepper.

Lassley, Joseph William 29 Apr 1890 -  25 Dec 1928 CCR 27 Dec 1928

[Note: Son of William Joseph & Unica Anne (Harper) Lassley]

Joseph W. Lassley -- Died at his home south of Shady Grove December 25th, at the age of 38 years. Burial was made in the Lassley cemetery, southeast of Rogersville, December 26th at 2 o’clock p.m. under the direction of T. B. Chaffin of Ozark.

Lassley, Kelly Gene 3 Aug 1974 - 23 Jul 2010 Preston-MarshFH

[Note: Son of Clyde William & Beulah Faye (Barr) Lassley; married Mary]

Kelly Gene Lassley 36 of Cleburne, Texas passed away Saturday July 23, 2011 from a pedestrian/automobile accident. Kelly was born on August 3, 1974 in Springfield to Clyde William Lassley and Beulah Faye “Barr” Lassley. He attended Washington Illinois High School, was of the Baptist Faith and was married to Mary “Bailey”. Surviving is his father & mother Clyde “Bill” Lassley and Buelah “Barr” Lassley of Fordland. Sons William & Branden Lassley and their mother Mary of Peoria, Ill. Tyler Lassley of Fordland, Twins Carson and Cameron Leeper and their mother Katie of Iowa, brothers Ronald Lassley of Springfield, Dennis Lassley of Texas and Gary Lassley of Iowa. Girl friend Amy Westbrook of Cleboure, Tx. Many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

Lassley, Marion Otto 28 Jan 1893 - 1 Sep 1960     CCR 8 Sep 1960 p1

[Note: Son of  James Sherman & Mary Belle (Ferguson) Lassley; married Beulah]

Funeral services for Marion Otto Lassley, 67, former resident of Sparta, who died Thursday, Sept. 1 in a veterans hospital in Oakland, Calif., were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Sparta Baptist Church with Rev. Roy Shipman officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery under direction of Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. He was a member of the Sparta Masonic Lodge. Survivors include his widow, Beulah of Oakland; two  sons and two daughters; five sisters, among them, Mrs. Thomas McTeer of Sparta and two brothers.

Lassley, Mary Magdalene (Moore) 23 May 1920 - Sep 2004 SN-L 13 Sep 2004

[Note: Daughter of James Edward & Corda May (Grisham) Moore; married 1 Oct 1936 CCM Clyde H. Lassley 9 Feb 1914 - 5 Mar 1978]

Mary Magdalene Lassley, 84, of Billings, formerly of Rogersville, passed away Saturday at her daughter's home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Preston-Marsh Funeral Home, Rogersville, with burial in the Miller Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Miller Cemetery.

Lassley, Milda Elwanda (Todd) 26 Sep 1938 - 3 Oct 1982 OH 7 Oct 1982 p5

[Note: Daughter of James Leslie & Hester Pearl (McHaffie) Todd; married 29 Oct 1958 Dewey Virgil Lassley]

Services for Milda Lassley, 44, Rogersville, were held Oct. 5 in Marsh Chapel with the Rev, Charles Eakins officiating. Burial was in McHaffie Cemetery. Mrs. Lassley died Oct. 3 in Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, after a long illness. A native of Christian County, she was a member of Rogersville Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, Dewey; two sons. Scott and Kevin, both of the home; a daughter, Karen, of the home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Todd, Rogersville; a brother, Carol L. Todd, Sparta; and a sister, Mrs. Sherry L. Green, Rogersville. Memorial contributions may be made to Fair Haven Children’s Home.

Lassley, Tyler James 5 Dec 1997 - 24 Feb 2012 SN-L 26 Feb 2012

[Note: Son of Kelly Gene Lassley & Mary Bailey; raised by Clyde “Bill” & Beulah ( ) Lassley]

            Tyler James Lassley, age 14 of Fordland, Mo., passed away Friday, February 24, 2012 in Mercy Hospital, Springfield. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 29, 2012 in Born Again Cass Chapel Church on A Hwy, Fordland. Burial will be in the Miller Cemetery, Rogersville. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m., Tuesday, February 28, 2012 in the Preston-Marsh Funeral Home, Rogersville.

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Lassley, Tyler James 5 Dec 1997 - 24 Feb 2012 Webster County Citizen 7 Mar 2012

            Funeral services for Tyler James Lassley of Fordland were held Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at the Born Again Church (Cass Chapel), north of Fordland. Burial followed in the Miller Cemetery in Rogersville, under the direction of Preston-Marsh Funeral Home in Rogersville. Mr. Lassley, 14, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. He was born on Dec. 5, 1997, in Peoria, Ill., to Kelly Gene Lassley and Mary Bailey. He was raised by his paternal grandparents Clyde “Bill” and Beulah Lassley.

 

Lassley, Unica Ann (Harper) 5 Jan 1862 - 20 Nov 1944 CCR 30 Nov 1944 p1

[Note: Daughter of Vinson & Matilda (Miller) Harper; married 23 Sep 1875 CCM William Joseph Lassley 9 Sep 1854 - 14 Nov 1925; spelling from tombstone]

Eunica Ann Lassley was born Jan. 5, 1862, and passed away at her home in Ozark, Nov. 20, 1944. She was married to William Lassley in 1875 and to this union were born 12 children. Her husband and six children preceded her in death. Mrs. Lassley had maintained membership in the Shady Grove Baptist Church for the past 50 years and was a faithful member as long as health permitted her to attend services. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Fred McCord, Springfield, and Mrs. Edna Davis, Red Water, Texas; four sons, Charley, Wichita, Kansas, John of Kansas City, George of Ozark and Garrett of Washington; a number of grandchildren and other relatives. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 22, in the Chaffin Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Worth Caughron. Burial was in the Miller Cemetery.

Lassley, Wilda Feb 1933 - 11 Jun 1935 CCR 20 Jun 1935 p8

[Note: Daughter of Leonard & ? (?) Lassley; No MO DC

Wilda Lassley, aged 2 years, 4 months, and 15 days, small daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Lassley, who died at their home in Fresno, Calif., on June 11 was buried on June 15 in the West Finley cemetery near Rogersville. The services were conducted by Rev. Hill and burial was in charge of T.B. Chaffin of Ozark.

Lassley, William “Bill” 30 Apr 1897 - Mar 1981 OH 28 May 1981 pB6

[Note: Son of Marion Henry & Eliza Angeline (Brown) Lassley]

Card of Thanks

Many thanks for all the kind expressions of sympathy at the recent death of our Dad and grandfather, Wm. “Bill” Lassley of Fresno, Ca. and Shady Grove, Mo. His many friends and relatives in his beloved Missouri have made his many trips back there a home going each time. We always knew he was “in good company” when he was back home in Missouri. Thanks again to you all.  Gerald Lassley and Geneva Waring and families of Fresno, Calif.

Lassley, William Joseph 9 Sep 1854 - 14 Nov 1925 CCR 20 Nov 1925 p1

[Note: Son of  Joseph Henry & Susie Anne "Susannah" (Scott) Lassley; married 23 Sep 1875 CCM  Unica Anne  Harper 5 Jan 1862 - 20 Nov 1944]

Wm J. Lassley, aged 71 years, 2 months and 5 days, died at his home one and a half miles south of Shady Grove, Saturday night November 14, 1925. Funeral services were held at the Miller cemetery at Pedlo, near Rogersville, Monday afternoon with interment under direction of T. B. Chaffin.

Lassley, William Ola 28 Nov 1897 - 23 May 1986  OH 29 May 1986 p4

[Note: Son of William Henry & Eliza Adaline (Elliot) Lassley; married 24 Nov 1924 CCM Capitola Patterson 4 Jun 1903 - 7 Aug 1987]

Services for William Ola Lassley, 88, Rogersville, were held May 27 in Marsh Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Ray Lassley officiating. Burial was in Miller Cemetery, southeast of Rogersville. Mr. Lassley died May 23 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, following a long illness. He was a retired farmer and lived most of his life south of Rogersville. Survivors include his wife, Capitola; two sons, Arthur, Burnet, Texas, and Dewey, Rogersville; one daughter, Wilma Green, Springfield; three brothers, John, Jack, and H. C. “Purd”; four sisters, Loda Patterson, Marie Seligar, Lois Wagnon, and Sarah Smith; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Lasswell, Rosetta (Rogers) 4 May 1910 - 22 Feb 1983 OH 3 Mar 1983 p9

Graveside services for Rosetta Lasswell, 72, Nixa, were held Feb. 26 in Dotson Cemetery near Lebanon with the Rev. Agnes Hill officiating. Burial was under direction of Holman of Lebanon, Mrs. Lasswell died Feb. 22 of natural causes at her home. Survivors include three sisters, Ruth Lawler, Mountain Grove, Edith Perkins, Manchester, Conn., and Marjorie Nicol, Escondido, Calif.; four brothers, Leonard Rogers, Shoshone, Idaho, Thomas Rogers, Everglade City, Fla., William Rogers, Rupert, Idaho, and Dale Rogers, Elk City, Okla.; and two half brothers, Jim and Wesley Rogers, both of Boise, Idaho.

Latham, H. Bob 3 Dec 1923 - 24 May 2006  SN-L 28 May 2006
[Note: Son of William & Pearl (  ) Latham; married 1944 Eileen]
H. Bob Latham, age 82, of Highlandville, passed away at 10 p.m. Wednesday, May 24th. Bob was born in Springfield on Dec. 3, 1923, to the late William and Pearl Latham. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, South and Central Pacific combat areas, during World War II and was discharged at the rank of Sergeant. Bob retired after 30 years with Caltrans as a Civil Engineer. Bob is survived by his wife of 61 years, Eileen; daughters, Cathleen Collins and Lucinda Kelly; four grandchildren, Shannon Harward, Nathan Stover, Breanna Bayless and Ryan Kelly; seven great grandchildren; sister, Vida Jinks and brother, Larry Lathem. Bob was preceded in death by brother, Earnest Lathem and sister, Mildred Vantine. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Community Hospices of America, Springfield, Mo.

Latham, Paul Edward 2 Sep 1939 - 18 Jan 2011 CCH-N 26 Jan 2011

[Note: Son of Ora & Sadie (   ) Latham]

Paul Edward Latham, 71, of Morgantown, Ky., died Jan. 18, 2011, at the Morgantown Care and Rehab. He was a Christian County native, son of the late Ora and Sadie Latham and was a plumber. He was preceded in death by one son Paul Alan Latham. He is survived by one daughter Teresa Love of Princeton, Ky.; son Michael Latham of Woodbridge, Va.; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one sister Effie Christie of Morgantown, Ky. Cremation and funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Jones Funeral Chapel.

Lathrom, April Dawn (McHaffie) 26 Jun 1973 - 25 Feb 2010  SN-L 27 Feb 2010

[Note: Daughter of George and Marilyn (Zinker) McHaffie; married 10 Jul 1999 Grant Lathrom]

April McHaffie Lathrom, 36, Springfield, Mo., passed away February 25, 2010 in St. John's Hospital. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 2, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m., Monday in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.

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Lathrom, April Dawn (McHaffie) 26 Jun 1973 - 25 Feb 2010 CCH-N 3 Mar 2010

April Dawn McHaffie Lathrom, 36, Springfield, passed away Feb. 25, 2010, in St John’s Hospital. April was born June 26, 1973, in Mansfield, the daughter of George and Marilyn (Zinker) McHaffie. On July 10, 1999, she was united in marriage to Grant Lathrom.  After graduating from Sparta High School, April attended Missouri State University where she completed her Master of Business degree.  Later, she furthered her career and became a certified public accountant with the State of Missouri Auditors Office. Presently, she was employed by the City of Springfield as the Internal Auditor. Characterized by her desire to continue raising her children, April fought a courageous fight against cancer. She will always be remembered for her unconditional love and will be truly missed by her family. April is lovingly survived by: Her husband, Grant, and their two young children, son Caleb and daughter Sydney; her father, George McHaffie; mother Marilyn McHaffie; half-brother Shawn McHaffie; half-sister Devon McHaffie; several other caring relatives, many friends and co-workers.  April was preceded in death by her grandparents, Burk and Eugemia McHaffie. Funeral services were 10 a.m. March 2, in Barnes Family Funeral Home with Pastor Ronnie Turner officiating. Visitation was March 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Mountain Grove.

You were a precious gift from God above, so much beauty, intelligence and love.

You touched our lives and guided our hearts, even though we may be apart.

When God's whisper called you home, you did not want to leave us alone.

You loved us so much, you held on tight, till all strength was gone and you could not fight.

So you gave your hand to God and slowly drifted away, knowing that with God’s love, together will we be someday.

Lathrom, Thomas Richard “Dick” 18 Feb 1943 - 22 Jun 2009 SN-L 24 Jun 2009 & CCH-N 1 Jul 2009

[Note: Son of William & Betty Maxine (Denny) Lathrom; married 25 Jul 1996 Glenda]

Thomas Richard "Dick" Lathrom, 66, Nixa, passed away Monday, June 22, 2009, in Cox South Hospital. He was born February 18, 1943, in Los Angeles, California to William and Betty Maxine (Denny) Lathrom. On July 25, 1996, he was united in marriage to Glenda Lathrom. Dick was employed in car sales for Don Wessel of Springfield and always appreciated his loyal customers. He led a rich and varied life and was a member of several civic organizations including Shriners of North America, Elks Lodge and Gate of Temple Lodge #422. Dick was a devoted family man who enjoyed barbecuing, social gatherings being outdoors and playing golf. He always worked his magic being a grandpa and remembered to tell everyone about his special granddaughter Eva. He will be missed by Trooper, Ginger and Lucky, his faithful four-legged companions. Dick is lovingly survived by his wife, Glenda; four children, Thomas Richard "Richie" Lathrom II and wife Tracy of Ozark, Jeremy Lathrom of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Ashley Lind and husband Jake and Gary Wood all of Springfield; granddaughter, Eva Lathrom; a brother, Max Lathrom and wife Sandy; his mother-in-law, Kathleen Larkins; other caring relatives, co-workers and good friends. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 25, 2009, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark with Pastor Harold Peters officiating. Burial will follow in Hopedale Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 24, 2009, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.

AND

Lathrom, Thomas Richard “Dick” 18 Feb 1943 - 22 Jun 2009 SN-L 24 Jun 2009

While it is with sadness that we mourn the loss of our co-worker Dick Lathrom, we are thankful for the life, humor and faithfulness he shared with his family, many friends and customers. As a trusted salesman and loyal member of the extended Don Wessel Honda family for over 20 years, the suddenness of his passing is especially bitter. Dick always felt that a memorial should "be short and make 'em laugh". We're laughing through our sorrow because we knew Dick Lathrom as a man of integrity and ultimate victory over life's challenges. Our sincere condolences to his family, his sons, Rich and Jeremy, and especially his wife, Glenda, whom he truly loved and adored. The Friends and Family of Don Wessel Honda

Lathrop, Bertha Florence (Walker) 22 Jul 1903 - 11 Jan 1969        CCR 16 Jan 1969 p8

[Note: married 5 Nov 1921 William Wesley “Wes” Lathrop 20 Sep 1896 - 17 Jul 1969]

Mrs. Bertha F. Lathrop, 65, Ozark, died at 2:20 p.m. Saturday in the Davis Nursing Home in Springfield. Mrs. Lathrop moved to Ozark from Seneca in 1966. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church. Surviving is her husband, Wesley. Funeral services were at 2 p.m Tuesday in Chadwick Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Bob Grady officiating. Burial was in Chadwick Cemetery under direction of Harris.

Lathrop, James E. 24 Jan 1892 - 15 Apr 1964 CCR 23 Apr 1964 p5

[Note: Son of Thomas Benton & Martha Caroline (Hill) Lathrop]

James E. Lathrop, 72, died at his home in Garden Grove, Calif., Wednesday, April 15. A resident there 12 years, he had lived in Springfield for 15 years. He spent the early part of his life in Ponce de Leon community. Survivors include two brothers, Albert, Delaware, Ohio, and Fred, of the Veterans Hospital in Little Rock, Ark, and a sister, Mrs. Dwight Seymour, Garden Grove, Calif. Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Ponce de Leon Cemetery. The Rev. Tommy Bilyeu officiated with burial under the direction of Harris of Ozark.

Lathrop, William Wesley “Wes” 20 Sep 1896 - 17 Jul 1969     CCR 24 Jul 1969 p8

[Note: Son of Columbus “Lum” & Jennie (Lewis) Lathrop; married 5 Nov 1921 Bertha Florence Walker 22 Jul 1903 - 11 Jan 1969]

William Wesley “Wes” Lathrop, 72, of Ozark, died at 2 a.m. Thursday in the Veterans’ Hospital, North Little rock, Ark. where he had been a patient since May 4. Mr. Lathrop, a retired farmer and former 20-year employee with the Carborundum Company, Seneca, also had lived in the Chadwick community. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church and a veteran of World War I. Survivors are two brothers, Raymond, Carthage, and Norman, Prosperity. Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday in Harris Chapel here with the Rev. Bob Grady officiating. Burial was in Chadwick Cemetery.

Lathrope, Elizabeth Ann 1890 - 7 Jul 1965     CCR 8 Jul 1965 p1

Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Lathrope, 75, Ozark, died at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. Mrs. Lathrope, who lived most of her life in the Lone Star community of Taney County, was a member of Lone Star Church of God. Survivors include a son, Ernest of the home; a half-sister, Mrs. Nora Cook, Los Angeles, Calif.; a half-brother, Tom Tetters, state of California; and three grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are under direction of Harris of Ozark.

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Lathrope, Elizabeth Ann 1890 - 7 Jul 1965     CCR 15 Jul 1965 p1

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Lathrope, 75, of Ozark, who died Wednesday morning in St. John’s Hospital, were at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Harris Chapel. The Rev. Roy Shipman officiated, with burial in Lone Star Cemetery in Taney County.

Lathrope, Ernest E. 1909 - 20 Nov 1968   CCR 28 Nov 1968 p8

[Note: Son of ? & Elizabeth Ann (  ) Lathrope; married Rosa Crum]

Ernest E. Lathrope, 59, Ozark, died at 10:35 p.m. Wednesday in Springfield Baptist Hospital. A lifelong resident of Taney and Christian Counties, Mr. Lathrope is survived by two daughters, Miss Lora Lee Lathrope, Kansas City and Miss Rowena Lathrope, St. Joseph. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Sunday in Harris Chapel at Ozark. Burial was in Lone Star Cemetery in Taney County.

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Lathrope, Ernest E. 1909 - 20 Nov 1968   CCR 28 Nov 1968 p8

NOTICE OF LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION GRANTED - Estate of Ernest S, Lathrope, Descendent.

To all persons interested in the estate of ERNEST E. LATHROPE, deceased.

On the 20th day of November, 1968, Lora Lee Lathrope was appointed the administriax of the estate of ERNEST E. LATHROPE, decedent of, by the probate court of Christian County, Missouri. The address of the administriax is 216 North Wheeling, Kansas City, Missouri 64123 and her attorneys are Crain and Garrison whose address is  103 Telephone Building, Ozark, Missouri. All creditors of said descendent are notified to file claims in court within nine months from the date of this notice or be forever barred. Date of this publication is November 28, 1968. BEULAH ANDERSON, Clerk of the Probate Court, Christian County, Missouri 36-4

Lathrope, Roena Mae 18 Sep 1941 – 11 Sep 1997  CCH-N 24 Sep. 1997

[Note: Daughter of Ernest & Rosa (Crum) Lathrope]

Roena Mae Lathrope, 55, died Thursday, Sept. 11, in Kansas City. She was born at Swan on Sept. 18, 1941 to Ernest and Rosa (Crum) Lathrope. She is survived by one sister, Debbie (Lora Lee) Lathrope of Kansas City; an uncle, Lloyd Crum, Cottage Grove, Ore.; an aunt, Olive Hammond, Joplin; and a host of other relatives. A memorial service and burial will be at the Chadwick Cemetery Sept. 27, 11 a.m., with Neal Crum officiating.

Lathrope, Vernon L. 1911 - 28 Jul 1964   CCR 30 Jul 1964 p1

[Note: Son of ? & Elizabeth Anne (  ) Lathrope]

Vernon L. Lathrope, 53, died at 6 a.m. Tuesday at his home south of Ozark. He was a resident of the Swan community in Taney County most of his life. He moved to Ozark 14 years ago. He was a member of the Church of God. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Lathrope and a brother, Ernest, both of the home. Funeral services will be announced by Harris of Ozark.

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Lathrope, Vernon L. 1911 - 28 Jul 1964   CCR 6 Aug 1964 p1

Funeral services for Vernon L. Lathrope, 53, who died at 6 a.m. Tuesday at his home south of Ozark, wre at 1 p.m. Sunday in Harris Chapel at Ozark. The Rev. Roy Shipman officaited, and burial was in Lone Star Cemetery in Taney County.

Lato, Rita Marie (Groenke) 10 Feb 1941 - 10 Feb 2008 SN-L 14 Feb 2008

[Note: Daughter of William & Lorena (Helte) Groenke; married Leo Lato]

Rita Marie Lato, of Nixa, Mo., formerly Chippewa, Wisc., passed away on her 67th birthday, February 10, 2008. She was born February 10, 1941 in Osseo, Minn., the daughter of William and Lorena (Helte) Groenke. She was united in marriage to Leo Lato on December 27, 1965. Mrs. Lato had a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, during her working career she was an elementary school teacher and also a certified nurse assistant. She retired from Eagleton Home Care Center. She was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Springfield, Mo. Survivors include her husband, Leo; a daughter, Sue Hillsdale and husband, Erick, Sunnyvale, Calif.; a son, John Lato and wife, Katie, Austin, Texas; two brothers, Joel Groenke and Marc Groenke; and a sister, Eunice Lunde. Cremation was under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, February 18, in Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.

Latsbaugh, Donna (Farmer) 22 Feb 1883 - 10 Apr 1933 CCR 13 Apr 1933 p8

[Note: Daughter of Jasper Newton & Eliza Ann (Smith) Farmer; married E. J. Latsbaugh]

Mrs. Donna Farmer Latsbaugh, aged 50 years, passed away at the Baptist Hospital in Springfield on Monday, April 10. She is survived by an adopted son, 5 years old, one sister, Mrs. Emory Gardner of Oldfield and one brother, Ross Farmer of Crane. Funeral services were held at the Sparta Christian Church on Tuesday, April 11, with Rev. Larimore officiating. Burial was made in the Farmer cemetery north of Sparta with T.B. Chaffin of Ozark and Otto Rathbun of Sparta, the Sparta Undertaking company, in charge.

Latta, Laura Marie (Hyder) 5 Feb 1924 - 29 May 2011 SN-L 1 Jun 2011
[Note: Daughter of Edgar & Laura (  ) Hyder; married 2 Jun 1945  Raymond Jack Latta 8 Feb 1922 - 3 Apr 2011]
Mrs. Laura Marie Latta, 87, Ozark, Mo. passed away Sunday, May 29, 2011, in Ozark Nursing and Care. Funeral services will be 12:30 p.m., Thursday, June 2, 2011 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will follow in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday in the funeral home. Online condolences at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.
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Latta,  Laura Marie (Hyder)   5 Feb 1924 - 29 May 2011 CCH-N 8 Jun 2011
Laura Marie Hyder was born to Laura and Edgar Hyder on Feb. 5, 1924, in Troy, Texas. She died May 29, 2011, at the age of 87. Shortly after her birth, the Hyder family loaded up their horse and wagon and headed north to settle in Stigler, Okla., where Marie was raised. In May of 1942, Marie graduated from Stigler High School. Following her graduation, Marie worked as a telephone operator and was later employed at Skelly Oil Company. Marie married Raymond Jack Latta on June 2, 1945. Upon Jack’s discharge from the United States Navy, they moved to southern California where they lived for the next 39 years. During this time, Marie gave birth to three children and was an active member of The Church of God. Along with raising her children, Marie worked for General Dynamics, and later retired from the Simpson Paper Mill. Following their retirement, Jack and Marie moved to Ozark, in the summer of 1985. It was here in Ozark that Marie spent the last 26 years of her life. During this time Marie raised a garden in which she would grow fresh fruits and vegetables for canning homemade salsas, pickles and jams. She attended various churches in the area and enjoyed cooking and baking and spending time with her family, neighbors, friends and her beloved dog, Tiny. Marie was preceded in death by her husband of over 65 years, Raymond Jack Latta. She is survived by two sisters, Eva Garrett and Sue Hensley; three children, Linda Gomez and husband Fred, Ed Latta and wife Bette, Jon Latta and wife Millie; seven grandchildren, Dante Gomez and wife Christie, Michael Gomez and wife Anna, Tiffany Gomez, Danielle Latta, Benjamen Latta, Amanda Windham and husband Billie, Jonnie Latta; nine great- grandchildren, and her dogs Tiny and Dolly. Services were held at 12:30 p.m. June 2, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Jack Bunn officiating. Burial followed in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation was held June 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.

Latta, Raymond “Jack” 8 Feb 1922 - 3 Apr 2011 SN-L 5 Apr 2011
[Note: Son of William Morgan & Lula Bell (Ballard) Latta; married 2 Jun 1945 Laura Marie]
Raymond "Jack" Latta, 89, Ozark, Mo., passed away Sunday, April 3, 2011 in his home. Graveside funeral services with full military honors will be 11 a.m., Thursday, April 7, 2011 in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Mo. Visitation will be 6 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 6, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, Mo. Online condolences may be made to www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.
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Latta, Raymond “Jack” 8 Feb 1922 - 3 Apr 2011  CCH-N 6 Apr 2011
Raymond “Jack” Latta, 89, Ozark, passed away April 3, 2011,  in his home. Jack was born Feb. 8, 1922, in Paden, Okla., the son of William Morgan and Lula Bell (Ballard) Latta. Jack grew up in Stiger, Okla. Upon being drafted into the U.S. Army, Jack promptly went to the nearest U.S. Navy offices and enlisted. Then requested the military due something about his draft notice. It worked! He became a private first class in the U.S. Navy on Oct. 29, 1942, and served in Malta, Sicily, New Zealand and the South Pacific Islands. In July of the following year he was on the USS Maddox that sank in the Mediterranean Sea after being bombed by German aircraft. In late fall of 1944, Jack was on a second destroyer that was bombed and sank off the Philippine Islands.  After surviving the sinking of two navy destroyers, Jack returned to Stigler, Okla., to marry Laura Marie Latta on June 2, 1945. He received an honorable discharge from the Navy in November of that same year. Upon his discharge, Jack and Marie moved to southern California where they lived for the next 39 years. During this time Jack worked for the Simpson Paper Mill from which he retired after 30 years of service. Following retirement Jack and Marie moved to Ozark in the summer of 1984. It was here in Ozark that Jack spent the last 26 years of his life. His life of retirement was hardly one of rest as he set about building a 40-acre farm on which he raised horses, cattle, and a true Victory Garden. He spent his free time at home with his beloved family, friends and pets, or riding Fox Trotter horses in the Mark Twain National Forest. When he wasn’t able to enjoy the outdoors, he could often be found in his favorite chair reading Western novels or watching John Wayne films. Jack is survived by his wife, Laura Marie Latta; one brother, Tom Latta; Three Children, Linda Gomez and husband Fred Gomez; Ed Latta and wife Bette Latta; Jon Latta and wife Millie Latta; seven grandchildren: Dante Gomez and wife Christie; Michael Gomez and wife Anna; Tiffany Gomez; Danielle Latta; Benjamen Latta; Amanda Windham and husband Billy Windham; Jonnie Latta; nine great grandchildren; and his dogs Tiny and Dolly. On lieu of flowers donations may be made in Jack’s honor to the Ozark’s Honor Flight program which flys local veterans to the visit the national World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., at no cost to the veterans. Donations may be made at the following website: www.ozarkshonorflight.com/donate.  Graveside funeral services with full military honors will be at 11 a.m. April 7, in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation will be 6 to 7 p.m. April 6, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.

Latterner, Clarence Lee 11 Mar 1901 - 6 Sep 1986 OH 11 Sep 1986 p7

[Note: Son of Daniel & Ida Mae (Yeakle) Latterner; married Zelma Esther 29 Jan 1907 - Feb 1975; Daniel Latterner born Middletown, OH, on 1880 Lemon Twp, Butler County OH with parents Philip and Mary Latterner both born Prussia; Daniel died Springfield, MO, buried Hepler, Crawford  County KS - on 1900, 1910, 1920 & 1930 censuses in Hepler KS; Ida Mae was daughter of Michael Samuel & Nancy Ellen (Garver) Yeakle; Clarence is brother of Charles R. Latterner born Jan 1894, Willard Frederick Latterner Feb 1896 - 21 Aug 1958, Eva E. (Latterner) Hardin 7 Sep 1897 - Dec 1986, and Ernest Dale Latterner 31 Oct 1904 - 29 Oct 1999; see more information in the Frisco Employee cards]

Services for Clarence Lee Latterner, 85, Ozark, were held September 9 in Adams Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dave Dowlen officiating,. Burial was in White Chapel Cemetery, Springfield. Mr. Latterner died September 6 in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, after a long illness, He was a retired employee of the Frisco railroad and had lived in the Ozark community since 1934. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. P. I. Frankum and Mrs. Floyd Shockley, both of Springfield; one sister, Eva Hardin, Buhl, Idaho; one brother, Ernest, Springfield; five grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Latterner, Zelma Esther 29 Jan 1907 - Feb 1975 OH 20 Feb 1975 p11

[Note: married Clarence Lee Latterner 11 Mar 1901 - 6 Sep 1986]

Funeral services for Zelma Esther Latterner, 68, were held February 18, at Adams Chapel, Ozark with the Rev. Conrad Kitchell officiating. Burial was in White Chapel Cemetery, Springfield, under direction of Adams.

Latty, Paul A. 10 Jul 1912  - 5 Jun 1980 OH 12 Jun 1980 p5

Services for Paul A. Latty, 67, Lanigan, father of Mrs. Helen Pruitt, Nixa were held last Sunday in Lanigan. Mr. Latty, former Springfieldian, died June 5 in Gravette Medical Center, Gravette, Ark.

Lauderback, Virginia (Trogdon) 6 Feb 1922 - 30 Nov 2011 KCStar 1 Dec 2011

[Note: Daughter of Daniel Clarence & Ethel Lena Ruth (Matthews) Trogdon; married 31 Aug 1940 Kenneth Lauderback 1914 - 1994]

            Virginia Lauderback, 89, of Independence, Missouri died on November 30, 2011 at The Groves. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 1st from 6-8 pm at the Newcomer's Floral Hills Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 2nd at 10:00 am also at the funeral home. Burial will take place at White Chapel Memorial Gardens in Springfield, Missouri at 2:30 pm. Virginia was born on February 6, 1922 in Billings, Missouri (Christian County ) to Dan & Ethel Trogdon and later moved to Republic, Missouri in 1924 where she attended grade school and high school. She attended SMS University in Springfield. Virginia married Kenneth Lauderback on August 31, 1940. They lived in Springfield until moving to Independence in 1956. Virginia worked at J.J. Newberry Co. & Revco Drug before retiring in 1986. She was a member of the Blue Ridge United Methodist Church. Virginia was preceded in death by Kenneth in 1994. She is survived by her two children Judith Ann Childers of Vienna, Virginia & Steven Kenneth Lauderback of Independence, Missouri, 3 grandchildren; Adam Childers, Jeff Lauderback and Stacey Schraeder, 2 great grandchildren; Jordan and Taylor Lauderback. Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.floralhillsfuneralhome.com

(Arrangements by Newcomer's Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., K.C., MO 64133, 816-353-1218) D.W. Newcomer's Sons Funeral Homes, Cemeteries, Crematories.

 

Laudermith, Donald Alan 21 Apr 1945 - 8 Aug 2005 SN-L 10 Aug 2005

[Note: Son of Donald & Dorothy (McCann) Laudermith; married ?; married 1 Jan 1992 Linda Mae Bomer 26 Dec 1945 - 21 Dec 2009  who maried first McDaniel]

Donald Alan Laudermith, age 60, of Ozark, passed away Monday, August 8, 2005. He was born April 21, 1945, in Omaha, Neb., the son of Donald and Dorothy (McCann) Laudermith. His parents preceded him in death. As a U.S Marine, he served his country in Vietnam. Mr. Laudermith worked as a water treatment systems salesman. He enjoyed football, especially Nebraska Corn Huskers and the Colorado Broncos. On January 1, 1992, he and his wife, Linda, were married. Survivors include his wife, Linda; six children: Roxanne Middleton, Omaha, Neb.; Donald Scott Laudermith, Dallas, Texas; Michael James Laudermith, Omaha, Neb.; Michelle Carmichael, Omaha, Neb.; Angelica Laudermith, Pittsburg, Kan.; and Aaron Laudermith, Vermillion, S.D.; a step-child, Bob McDaniel, Jefferson City, Mo.; and 10 grandchildren. A funeral service will be at 9 a.m. today in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Iva Laudermith officiating. Viewing will begin at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Sparta Cemetery.
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Laudermith, Donald Alan 21 Apr 1945 - 8 Aug 2005 CCH-N 17 Aug 2005

            Donald Alan Laudermith, 60, of Ozark, passed away Monday, Aug. 8, 2005. A funeral service was at 9 a.m. Wednesday Aug. 10 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery. 

Laudermith, Linda Mae (Bomer) McDaniel 26 Dec 1945 - 21 Dec 2009 SN-L 23 Jan 2009 & CCH-N 27 Jan 2009

[Note: Daughter of Jim & Leona (Willoughby) Bomer; married ? McDaniel; married 1 Jan 1992 Donald Alan Laudermith 21 Apr 1945 - 8 Aug 2005]

Linda Mae Laudermith, age 63, Ozark, died January 21, 2009. She was born December 26, 1945, in Moreland, Oklahoma, the daughter of Jim and Leona (Willoughby) Bomer. Linda was a member of St. Joseph the Worker, Ozark. Survivors include a son, Bob McDaniel and wife, Lisa, Jefferson City; three grandchildren, Kimberly and Christopher McDaniel, and Holly Wiggins; a great-grandson, Sam Wiggins; three brothers, Bill Bomer, Jim Bomer and wife, Fern, and Allen Bomer; nieces and nephews; and loving friends. Linda was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Don Laudermith; a son, Howard "Butch” McDaniel; and a sister, Marvella Koksile. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Sparta. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, immediately before the service, in the funeral home.

Launstein, Barbara Ann (Jones) 1940 - 27 Jun 1980  OH 10 Jul 1980 p8

[Note: Daughter of Earnest W. & Rosie Belle (Kirby) Jones; married 1960 Don Launstein; no SSDI found]

Barbara Ann Launstein, 40, Mason, Mich., daughter of Mrs. Earnest Jones, Ozark, died unexpectedly in Clare, Mich. June 27. Barbara was vice president of Laustein Sawmill, Inc. and a member of the Eden United Brethren Church in Mason, Surviving are her husband, Don of Mason; a daughter, Mary Lou, of the home, a son, Dave of Mason; her mother, Mrs. Rosia Jones, Ozark; two sisters, Mrs. Judy Hord, Ozark and Mrs. Wanda Sue Castleman, Girard, Ill,; two brothers, Larry Dale Jones, Ozark and John Jones of Joplin. Funeral services were held July 1 in Eden United Brethren Church. Burial was in Hawley Cemetery. Barbara was a lifelong resident of Ozark until her marriage in 1960 when she moved to Mason, Her death was due to a heart ailment.

Laurinas, Mildred Kathryn “Millie” (Cox) Gilbert  19 Dec 1917 - 6 Mar 2012 SN-L 8 Mar 2012

[Note: Daughter of Oreayla & Mary (Roberts) Cox; married John David Gilbert; married George A. Laurinas]

            Mildred "Millie" Kathryn Laurinas, 94, Branson. Arrangements: Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

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Laurinas, Mildred Kathryn “Millie” (Cox) Gilbert  19 Dec 1917 - 6 Mar 2012 CCH-N 14 Mar 2012

            Mildred (Millie) Kathryn Laurinas died March 6, 2012. She was born Dec. 19, 1917, Chariton, Iowa, the daughter of Oreayla and Mary (Roberts) Cox. Millie grew up and lived most of her life in central Iowa. In the ‘80s, her love of music prompted her and George to move to the Branson area. George was a violin player and Millie played the keyboards and mandolin.

They played at church, in the “Kitchen Band,” and at several other restaurants in the Branson area, including Bob Evans and McFarlands. Millie was a member of the Friendly Baptist Church, where she played the banjo. She leaves behind many dear friends including Bob and Sue Mabe. She was preceded in death by parents, husbands John David Gilbert, George A. Laurinas, son Ivyl Lee Gilbert, sister Irene Wright, brother Arlo William Cox (age 3) and aunt Areala Cox. She is survived by sister Betty (Gene) Arns, Des Moines, Iowa; daughter-in-law Karen Gilbert (Jim) Hartzler, London, Ohio; granddaughters Stacey (John) Peters, Hilliard, Ohio, Shelly

(Mark) Fugere, Fargo, N.D.; and grandson Ryan (Amy) Gilbert, Beavercreek, Ohio. She also leaves behind six great grandchildren, one great great-grandson and many nieces and nephews. Services are 10 a.m. March 10 at the Friendly Baptist Church, 2751 Kirkland Dr. Branson. Visitation will from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church. Funeral services are being provided by

Adams Funeral Home in Nixa, with graveside services at Highlandville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Friendly Baptist Church and Hospice Compassus, 3044 Shepherd of the Hills Expy, Ste 200, Branson, 65616.

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Laurinas, Mildred Kathryn “Millie” (Cox) Gilbert  19 Dec 1917 - 6 Mar 2012 AdamsFH

            Mildred (Millie) Kathryn Laurinas passed peacefully into her Heavenly home on Tuesday March 6, 2012. She was born December 19, 1917, Chariton, Iowa the daughter of Oreayla and Mary (Roberts) Cox. She is survived by sister Betty (Gene) Arns, Des Moines, Iowa, daughter-in-law Karen Gilbert (Jim) Hartzler, London, Ohio. Granddaughters Stacey (John) Peters, Hilliard, Ohio, Shelly (Mark) Fugere, Fargo, ND, and grandson Ryan (Amy) Gilbert, Beavercreek, Ohio. She also leaves behind 6 great grandchildren, 1 great great-grandson, and many nieces and nephews, who affectionately called her “Aunt Puggy”. She was preceded in death by parents, husbands John David Gilbert, George A. Laurinas, son Ivyl Lee Gilbert, sister Irene Wright, brother Arlo William Cox (age 3) and aunt Areala Cox. Millie was a member of the Friendly Baptist Church, where she played the banjo. She leaves behind many dear friends including Bob and Sue Mabe. Millie grew up and lived most of her life in central Iowa. She came from a musical family. Parents and sisters were all gifted musicians. In the 80’s, that love of music prompted her and George to move to the Branson area. George was a violin player and besides the banjo Millie played the keyboards and mandolin. They played at church, in the “Kitchen Band”, and at several other restaurants in the Branson area, including Bob Evans and McFarlands. A celebration of Millie’s life will be held Saturday March 10th, 10 a.m. at the Friendly Baptist Church, 2751 Kirkland Dr. Branson, MO. Visitation will also be at the church, 9-10 a.m. on Saturday. Funeral services are being provided by Adams Funeral Home in Nixa, MO., with graveside services at Highlandville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Friendly Baptist Church and Hospice Compassus, 3044 Shepherd of the Hills Expy, Ste 200, Branson, MO 65616. 

Lavin, Ella 12 Aug 1933 - 13 Dec 1982 OH 23 Dec 1982 p9

[Note: married Francis T. Lavin]

Services for Ella Lavin, 49, Republic, were held Dec. 17 at Meadors Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Fred Beyer officiating, Burial was in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Billings. Mrs. Lavin died Dec. 13 at St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a long illness. Mrs. Lavin was a native of Nuremburg, Germany. Survivors include her husband, Francis T.; and two sisters, Mrs. Hanna Austin, Billings, and Mrs. Lisa Kuhnen, Nuremberg, Germany

Law,  Edgar D. 4 Oct 1922 - 12 Aug 2003  SN-L 14 Aug 2003

[Note: Son of Cly & Edna (Rouse) Lawmarried 1946 Elizabeth]

Edgar D. "Bud" Law went home to be with the Lord August 12, 2003 at 3 p.m. at Cox South in Springfield, Missouri. The son of Cly and Edna (Rouse) Law, he was born October 4, 1922 at Green City, Sullivan County, Missouri. An Army veteran of World War II, he served in the South Pacific, Honolulu, Saipan and Iwo Jima with the 752nd Anti-Aircraft Gun Battalion. He retired from Ozark Electric Cooperative after 31 years of service. He leaves his beloved wife of 57 years, Elizabeth; one son and daughter-in-law, Sam and Sharron Law; two granddaughters, Michelle Law of Springfield, MO, and Leah Grier and her husband Dr. Aaron Grier of Ozark; two great-grandchildren, Kirsten and Ethan Grier; four sisters; two brothers; and a host of nieces and nephews survive him. Bud was a member of the First Methodist Church in Mount Vernon, Missouri, and loved to serve the Lord and the church there. After moving to Springfield, he worshiped at Christ United Methodist Church. Graveside services will be held in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery on Friday, August 15, 2003 at 11 a.m. Family and friends may call at Greenlawn Funeral Home South today between the hours of four and eight p.m. No formal visitation is planned. Memorial contributions may be made to Springfield Victory Mission or Christ United Methodist Church.

Law, Thomas Alvin 4 Mar 1862 - 12 Dec 1939 CCR 21 Dec 1939 p1

[Note: Son of John & ? ( ) Law; married 20 Oct 1892 Mary Elizabeth  Campbell 20 Mar 1864 - 19 Feb 1956]

Thomas Alvin Law was born March 4, 1862, and departed this life December 12, 1939, at the age of 77 years, 9 months and 8 days. He was married to Mary E. Campbell, Oct. 20, 1892, and to this union were born five children; Walter, of Aberdeen, WA; Ernest of the home; Mrs. Ora Cloud, of Ponce de Leon; Rolla, of Detroit, MI, and Mrs. Wade Garoutte, of Crane, MO. Beside the wife and children, he is survived by 16 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and one brother, Willis Law of Indiana. He was converted at an early age at a Methodist meeting but never untied with any church. Funeral services were held Friday at 2 pm, in the Floods church, conducted by Rev. Floyd Hanks of Ozark, MO, with burial there under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

Lawing, Allen Abraham 12 Dec 1904 - 14 Jan 1955      CCR 20 Jan 1955 p1

[Note: Son of Waldo & Lavonneia (Payne) Lawing; married Evelyn Maurine Phillips 17 Mar 1910 - 15 Feb 1990 m/2 McCoy]

Funeral services for Allen Abraham Lawing, 50, who died Friday morning, January 14, at his farm home south of Ozark where he was born, were held Sunday afternoon in the Selmore Christian Church, with Rev. Harold Mayes officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home. He was a member of the Selmore Christian Church, a longtime member of the Modern Woodmen. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Maurine Lawing; one son, Orville L. Lawing; one daughter, Mrs. Maurine Young; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Lawing; a sister, Mrs. Lucille Blevins of Ontario, Calif; four grandchildren; five nieces and one nephew.

Lawing, Dorothy Clara 5 Sep 1888 - 29 Nov 1918 CCR 6 Dec 1918 p1

[Note: married Samuel Ralph Lawing 18 Mar 1884 - 12 Sep 1923; no MO DC found]

Mrs. Ralph Lawing died last Saturday, November 30 at her home in Eldorado, Kansas, from influenza. Mrs. Lawing was the wife of Ralph Lawing, who is a son of Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Lawing, who lived until recently about two miles north of the city, but who recently moved to Springfield. Funeral services was held at  the home of a neighbor in Springfield Sunday, on account of the serious illness of Mrs. Jess Lawing Elliot and her baby with influenza. Burial was made in the Weaver cemetery near the old Lawing place north of town.,

Lawing, Felix Earl 28 Oct 1883 - 19 Jun 1904 CCR 23 Jun 1904 p1

[Note: Son of John Ossian & Jennie (Nichols) Lawing]

Both Drowned - Earl Lawing and Louis Maxwell Lose Their Lives Sunday

A party of young people went to the Delaware crossing on the James Sunday from Republic for an outing, among them being Earl Lawing, Louis Maxwell, Teague Anderson, Maggie O’Neil, Carrie Russell, Bertha Williams, Clara McClerry and Chester Roop, who were eye-witnesses to the tragedy. The merry party spent the morning fishing and after luncheon spent some time in wading into the river that rushes over the rocks, giving it the name of slick rock ford. The water was muddy but nor deep. They were up to their waists in the water when Maxwell in some manner slipped and fell and was washed into deep water in just an instant. Earl Lawing followed his struggling companion down the stream in his efforts to reach him, but both were carried down and sank in a deep hole of water. The scene on the bank while the boys were struggling in the water was very pathetic. Anderson waded out to the bank of the river while Lawing was struggling with Maxwell who could not swim, while the girls screamed for assistance. A boat was tied near the ford and Anderson tried to unfasten the chain, but in his excitement could not release the skiff. Failing to free the boat, he unhitched one of the horses from the hack and forced it into the stream, but in the meantime, they both had sunk and he was nearly drowned himself in reaching the bank. The screams of the girls had attracted quite a crowd to the banks who at once organized a search party who kept up the search until about 8:00 o’clock Monday morning when the bodies were recovered 100 years below where they sank. Louis Maxwell lives near Republic, to which place he was taken for interment. Earl Lawing was taken to his rooming house at Republic. Earl Lawing was born and reared near hear, going from here to Springfield when he graduated. He accepted a position as assistant cashier of the Bank of Republic, which position he held at the time of his death. He was 19 years old and of a loving disposition and counted his friends by the scores. He was an exemplary young man and the tragedy has caused deepest sorrow at this place as well as at Republic. The remains were brought to this place Tuesday and interred in the Weaver Cemetery followed to its last resting place by a host of sympathizing relatives and friends.

Lawing, Felix V. Jul 1859 - Nov 1941 CCR 13 Nov 1941 p1

[Note: Son of Robert & Margaret Brooks (McDaniel) Lawing; married 1898 Lexa M.]

Mrs. Metta Stewart of Ozark received word this week of the death of her brother, Felix Lawing, 83, who passed away at the home of his daughter at Tulare, CA. Mr. Lawing spent a great part of his life near Ozark. He was reared on a farm 2 ½ miles northwest of Ozark, moving to California in1910. He is survived by his daughter, two granddaughters, and one sister, Mrs. Stewart. Mrs. Stewart is the only living member of a family of eleven children.

Lawing, Fred H. 16 Jun 1872 - 24 Jun 1920 CCR 21 May 1920 p1

[Note: Son of Robert Preston & Margaret Brooks (McDaniel) Lawing; died Nome, Alaska;

married, but wife’s and daughter’s name not given]

A cable from Nome, Alaska, the 13 inst. to Mrs. W. L. Woody, stated that her brother, Fred Lawing was beyond all home of recovery. End might come at any minute. Mr. Lawing has been in Nome since October 1918. He has been in the hospital since last January: cause unknown. The body is expected to arrive on the first boat to Seattle some time in June and will be brought to Ozark for burial

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Lawing, Fred H. 16 Jun 1872 - 24 Jun 1920 CCR 9 Jul 1920 p1

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According to a telegram received from Guy Lawing, the remains of Fred Lawing who died at Nome, Alaska June 24th, was shipped Monday from Seattle Accompanied by Guy Lawing. The remains are expected to arrive in Springfield sometime Friday and will be brought to Ozark for burial in the Weaver cemetery, the old family burial ground.

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Lawing, Fred H. 16 Jun 1872 - 24 Jun 1920 CCR 16 Jul 1920 p1

All members of the Masonic Fraternity are hereby requested to meet in Masonic Temple in Ozark at 1:30 o’clock p.m. on Sunday, July 11, 1920 for the purpose of conducting the funeral of our deceased brother, Fred H. Lawing.  Charles Shollenberger, W. M.  G. T. Breazeale, Secretary.

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Lawing, Fred H. 16 Jun 1872 - 24 Jun 1920 CCR 16 Jul 1920 p1

The body of Fred H. Lawing who died at Nome, Alaska June 24th where he had been a deputy U. S. Marshal the past year or more, arrived in Ozark last Saturday morning, Funeral services were held at the Weaver cemetery, two miles north of town at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon under direction of the local Masonic lodge, he being a member of a Masonic lodge in Seattle, where he had been prior to going to Alaska, He was also a member of the local Christian church. He was born and raised in Christian county but had later resided in Springfield and Republic before going west. He his survived by the wife and little daughter and five brothers and two sisters, to wit: Robert J. Lawing, John O. Lawing of Long Beach, Calif.. Marshall M. and William E. of St. Joe, S. S. Lawing of Ozark and Mrs. Metta Stewart of Springfield and Mrs. Effie Woody of Ozark.

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Lawing, Fred H. 16 Jun 1872 - 24 Jun 1920 CCR 30 Jul 1920 p1

Tribute of Respect To the Memory of Fred H. Lawing

To the Worshipful Master, Wardens and Brethren of Friend Lodge, No, #352, A. F. & A. M. Your special committee,  appointed to draft a tribute of respect to the memory of Brother Fred H, Lawing, respectfully submit the following: From time immemorial, members of our Craft have been respected and regarded in proportion to their worth in what ever land they have been found sojourning; and if for them “low twelve” sounded in the frozen regions of the poles or on India’s coral strands, they have ever found tender care and brotherly support from those bound to them by the ties of the Fraternity. Brother Fred H. Lawing grew to young manhood within the territorial jurisdiction of Friend Lodge but the calls of active business life took him out into the world and his membership in the Fraternity at the time his call came was in a Lodge at Seattle, Washington, yet he met death and answered its summons while serving his county in official position at Nome, Alaska, June 24, 1920. Though in that far away land, yet he lacked not for the care and comforts that are but the just due of every member in time of affliction and his body was borne by loving hands to the home cemetery north of Ozark, where he sleeps among relatives and loved ones to await the sound of the trumpet that shall announce “high twelve”. While we mourn with his loved ones, the cruel edict that called him from them in the prime of usefulness, yet we rejoice with them that he has left evidence that the path of the just and active servant is a shining light for the feet of other pilgrims and we tender them our sympathy in their sorrow. We ask that this tribute be adopted, spread upon our records, that a copy be furnished the family of the deceased and copies furnished the Ozark papers for publication.

Lawing, George B. 23 Mar 1870 - 1 Nov 1909 CCR 4 Nov 1909

[Note: Son of  Robert Preston & Margaret Brooks (McDaniel) Lawing]

A telegram was received by John C. Rogers Monday from Springfield Nova Scotia announcing the death of George Lawing, a brother of S. S., F. V., J. O., A. R. and Fred Lawing. Arrangements have been made for the shipment of the body to Ozark for burial and is expected to arrive here about Saturday. Burial will be held at Weaver Cemetery, 2 1/2 miles north of Ozark, the cause of his death is unknown at this time as the telegram gave no particulars.

Lawing, Harry Huber 28 Mar 1885 - 4 Apr 1889 Springfield Express 12 Apr 1889

[Note: Son of Samuel Sterling & Mary Ann (Cox) Lawing]

Mr. S. S. Lawing's wife and children were visiting at her father's, W. P. Cox, and on last Thursday, April 4th, the three little boys went out east of the house, where the leaves had been burned off the night before and found a small chunk of wood still on fire.  The oldest boy, seven years of age, took some fire and went further down the hill to fire some leaves, leaving the two little boys by the fire. The youngest boy, four years old, was playing around the fire when his clothes caught fire and he ran about fifty yards towards the house, when he fell on his face.  The eldest boy seeing him ran home calling for his mama.  When the mother got to him the clothing was nearly all burned off his body.  She took him up in her arms, and her mother meeting her they carried him to the house, a distance of nearly a quarter of a mile.  Dr. Fulbright was sent for at once, coming in haste, but could do nothing for the child, so the little fellow died in a few minutes after the Dr. arrived.  He only lived about (1 1/2?) hours.  The remains were interred in the Weaver cemetery Friday. --Ozark Republican from Springfield Express newspaper.  It was dated 12 April 1889. Contributed by Renee Glass.

Lawing, Homer H. 2 Jul 1905 - 31 Jan 1985 OH 7 Feb 1985 p5

[Note: Son of William Thomas & Rinnie Margaret (Webber) Lawing; married Violet Wilhoit; married Malburn Chaudoin 18 Oct 1898 - 8 Aug 1957 m/1 Gann;  married Sarah Doris Tennis  10 May 1914 - 13 Mar 1991; and, Yes, his parents did name a second son Homer after the death of another son Homer Otte 27 Apr 1886 - 16 Jul 1888]

Services for Homer H, Lawing, 70, Ozark, were held Feb. 2 in the Harris Funeral Chapel, Ozark, with the Revs. Troy Rhoten and Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery south of Ozark. Mr. Lawing died Jan, 31 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a long illness. A lifelong resident of Christian County, he was an Army veteran and member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Doris; his twin brother, Horace, Harrison, Ark;  a sister, Dora McCullah of Blackfoot, Idaho; and several nieces and nephews.

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Lawing, Homer H. 2 Jul 1905 - 31 Jan 1985 OH 14 Feb 1985 pB8

Card of Thanks

I would like to thank you for all the phone calls, visits, prayers, flowers and food during the death of our loved one. Homer H. Lawing. His wife Doris, brother, sisters and nieces.  5-1tc

Lawing, Hugh Guy 16 May 1881 - 15 Aug 1945 CCR 23 Aug 1945 p1

[Note: Son of  Robert Jasper & Mary Jane (Clark) Lawing]

Hugh Guy Lawing was born near Ozark, Mo., May 16, 1881, and passed away in the veteran’s hospital in Little Rock, Ark., Aug. 13, 1945. He was the son of the late Robert J. and Mary J. Lawing. At the outbreak of World War I he joined the Canadian forces but later in Europe he was transferred to the American forces. After the close of the war he served with the army of occupation. Mr. Lawing was a member of the Ozark Christian church. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Claribel Crain of Tallahassee, Fla., Mrs. Annie Crain and Mrs. Ethelyn Crowdus of Springfield, and Miss Kathleen Lawing of Ozark; three brothers, Charles F. Lawing of Grove, Okla., Paul G. Lawing of Edmonds, Wash., and Kenneth Lawing of Borger, Texas. Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon, Aug. 16, in the Chaffin Funeral Home chapel by Rev. R.E. Musgrave with burial in the Weaver cemetery under direction of Chaffin of Ozark.

Lawing, John Bob Sep 1859 - 1 Aug 1938 CCR 25 Aug 1938 p1

[Note: Son of William Andrew & Angeline Ross (Weaver) Lawing; married 1893 Maud Jun 1875 - ?]

Miss Stella Bain is in receipt of a letter from her brother, Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Bain, who are visiting at Salt Lake City, telling of the death of their uncle, John Bob Lawing. Mr. Lawing died Aug. 1 in a Salt Lake City hospital from cerebral hemorrhage, aged 79 years, He was the son of William A. and Angelina Lawing and leaves to mourn his loss the widow, two sons, one daughter, four grandchildren, one great grandchild and two sisters, Mrs. Blanche Horne of St. Louis and Mrs. Lola Crawford of Kansas City. The Lawing family left Ozark a number of years ago to locate at Salt Lake.

Lawing, John O. 16 Jul 1852 - 2 Dec 1928 CCR 20 Dec 1928

[Note: Son of Robert F. & Margaret Brooks (McDaniel) Lawing; married 1878 Jennie Nicholas]

John O. Lawing, son of Robt. P. and Margaret McDaniel Lawing, was born 1852 two and one half miles east of Ozark and died in his home in Long Beach, California on December 2nd, 1928, aged 76 years, 4 months and 16 days. Fifty years ago last June, he married Miss Jennie Nicholas. To this union were born three sons, Ernest, Harry and Earl, the last was drowned in the James river some years ago. Mr. Lawing spent his life in Christian county and Springfield until 1911 when he moved his family to Los Angeles. Later, they spent several years at Phoenix, Arizona, them moving to Long Beach. On November 28th, all the family except Dr. E. O. Lawing drove to Dinuba and spent Thanksgiving with Mr. and Mrs. Felix Lawing, who had as guests Mr. and Mrs. Frank Drury of Clovis, New Mexico, formerly Ozark people. Friday they drove to Grant Park to see the big Redwood trees. Mr. Lawing seemed to enjoy the trip immensely and was much interested in everything and seemed in the best of health, until they were ready to start home on Sunday morning. At that time, he had a severe heart attack and lived only fifteen minutes after they arrived home. He was a member of the Christian church and was patient and kind to all. The funeral services were held at Long Beach with burial in the Sunnyside Mausoleum. As the procession approached the Mausoleum, the chimes in the tower played, “Jesus Savior Pilot Me.” He is survived by the widow and two sons: four brothers, Felix V. of Dinula, California; Will of St. Joseph, Missouri; Marshall and S. S. Lawing, and two sisters, Meta Stewart and Effie Woody of Ozark.

Lawing, Joseph D. 1933 - 18 Sep 1956 CCR 27 Sep 1956 p1

[Note: Son of Paul Dombey & Emma (Coin) Lawing; married Patricia]

Funeral services for Joseph D. Lawing, 23, formerly of Marionville, who died Tuesday, Sept. 18 in a Los Angeles, Calif. hospital of injuries sustained when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver, were held Monday afternoon in the Marionville First Baptist Church.  Rev. Oscar Higgins and Rev. Kim Hylton were the officiating ministers and burial was in the IOOF Cemetery at Marionville under direction of Bradford-Surridge. Immediate survivors include his wife, Patricia; his mother, Mrs. Emma Lawing of Marionville; a sister, Mrs. W. B. Jones of Phoenix, Ariz and a brother, W. T. Lawing of Kansas City, Kan. The deceased was a son of the late Dombey Lawing, a native of Ozark and a nephew of Mrs. Ralph Hartley of Ozark.


Langley, Columbus Franklin 26 Feb 1876 - 6 Nov 1937 CCR 11 Nov 1937 p1

[Note: Son of Dennis Granville & Debora “Debbie” (Eaton) Langley; married Varna]

Columbus Franklin Langley was born Feb. 28, 1876, and departed this life Nov. 6, 1937, aged 61 years, nine months and 20 days. He leaves to mourn his departure his widow, Varna Langley, four sons and two daughters, Prather, Wade, Hadley and James Langley, Mrs. George Pinkley and Effie Langley, also four brothers, four sisters and four grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Presbyterian church at Crane with Rev. Willie Eaton officiating. Burial was made in the Anderson cemetery under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral home of Clever.

 

Langley, Dennis Granville 20 Dec 1847 - 25 Aug 1937 CCR 2 Sep 1937 p1

[Note: Son of James & Luvica (Hodges) Langley; married 29 Dec 1872 Debora Eaton 13 Dec 1849 - 7 Jul 1927]

D.G. Langley was born Dec. 20, 1847, and died Aug. 25,1937, aged 89 years, eight months and five days. He was married to Debora Eaton Aug. 29, 1872. To this union were born ten children, nine of whom are living: W.B. Langley of Free Water, Ore., C.F. (Lum) and Efton Langley of Crane, T.G. Langley of Hurley, and Emmet Langley of Marionville, Sarah Easter of Denver, Colo., Mrs. J.W. Anderson and Mrs. W.C. Spears of Crane, and Mrs. Sam Hall of Springfield, Mo. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Hurley church with burial in the Anderson cemetery under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home.

 

Langley, Elizabeth (Mead) 13 Dec 1918 - 20 Jul 1986 OH 24 Jul 1986 p4

[Note: married Gordon D. Langley 11 Nov 1917 - 11 Dec 1995

Services for Elizabeth Langley, 67, Billings. were held July 22 in Hurley Baptist Church with the Rev. Pete Wells officiating. Burial was in Wright Cemetery under the direction of Meadors of Clever, Mrs. Langley died July 20 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, following a long illness. She attended the Baptist Church at Hurley. survivors include her husband, Gordon D.; one daughter, Beatrice Vineyard, Verona; three brothers, Roy Mead, Tulsa, James Mead, Crane, and Roy Mead, Wedington, Ark.; two sisters, Golda Davis and Jean Jones, both of Hurley; and three grandchildren.

 

Langley, Jeremy Lynn 11 Dec 1978 - 17 Jun 1999  CCH-N 23 Jun 1999

[Note: Son of Norman Gregory & Cynthia Marie (Counts) Langley]

Jeremy Lynn Langley, age 20, of Ozark, died Thursday, June 17, 1999, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born December 11, 1978 in Franklin, Indiana and was the son of Norman Gregory and Cynthia Marie (Counts) Langley. He attended high school in Ozark. Survivors include: his parents of Ozark; two sisters, Brianna Sue Langley, Ozark, and Heather Lea Barber and her husband, Norman, Ozark; a grandmother, Dorothy S. Counts; a great-grandmother, Helen B. Counts, both of Fredericktown, Missouri; an uncle, Jeff Langley and his wife Ronda, Holt's Summit; an aunt, Rebecca Collins and her husband; Dillard, St. Charles; four cousins, Trace and Erin Langley, Holt's Summit, Matthew McCord and Cameron Collins, St. Charles; and his girlfriend, Jewel Bowen, Sparta. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Norman and Barbara Langley, and James L. Counts; and an aunt, Cleta Langley Thomas. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 19, in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Cox Road, Springfield, with the Bishop Gene Van Shaar officiating. Burial was at 2 p.m. Saturday in Oak Lawn Cemetery, West Plains. Visitation was Friday, June 18, from 7-8 p.m. in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

Langston, Alice (Woody) 18 May 1860 - 1 Dec 1940 CCR 5 Dec 1940 p1

[Note: Daughter of James Calvin & Rebecca Catherine (Wills) Woody; married 12 Feb 1889 William M. Langston ? - 7 Jul 1938]

Alice Woody was born at Angels Camp, Calif., May 18, 1860, and passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 1940. She came to Missouri with her parents during the spring of 1871. Alice was married to William M. Langston Feb. 12, 1899. The greater portion of their married life was spent at Mounds, Okla. And Baxter Springs, Kans. Since the death of her husband July 7, 1928, she has made her home with her sister, Ellen A. Harrington at Ozark, Mo. Alice Woody became a member of the First Christian church of Springfield, Mo., about 1882. She is survived by her sister, Ellen A. Harrington, and her brother, William L. Woody, both of Ozark. Funeral services were conducted Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. in the Chaffin Funeral Home by Rev. Frank Brewster of Springfield with burial in the Hazelwood cemetery in Springfield under direction of T.B. Chaffin of Ozark.

Langston, Amanda A. 1860 - 6 Feb 1942 CCR 12 Feb 1942 p4

[Note: married Tom Langston]

Funeral services for Mrs. Amanda A. Langston, 81, of the Mentor community, who passed away at the Springfield Baptist hospital at 1:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Mentor Baptist church under direction of the Alma Lehmeyer funeral home of Springfield. Burial was in the Hazelwood cemetery in Springfield. Mrs. Langston was the widow of the late Tom Langston, well known stockman of the Mentor community. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors society and the Methodist church. She is survived by one son, Frank H. Langston of Mentor; one daughter, Mrs. G.P. Mann of Dallas, Texas, and seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

 

Langston, Charlotte P. (Owens) 1893 - 2 May 1961 CCR 4 May 1961 p5

[Note: Daughter of ? & Jesse M. (Eliasen) Owens; married Frank R. Langston 1891 - 24 Jun 1956 ]

Mrs. Charlotte P. Langston, 67, 1040 Mt. Vernon, in Springfield, died at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in her home following a short illness. Mrs. Langston was the widow of the late Frank Langston, She is survived by two brothers, Carl and Mike Owens, both of Ozark and one sister, Mrs. L. L. Welch, Huntington, Calif. Arrangements are under direction of Herman Lohmeyer.

 

Langston, Frank R. 1891 - 24 Jun 1956 CCR 28 Jun 1956 p1

[Note: Son of Tom & Amanda A., (  ) Langston; married Charlotte P. Owens1893 - 2 May 1961]

Funeral services for Frank R. Langston, 4, a well-known resident of the Mentor community north of Ozark, who died early Sunday at his home after an extended illness were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning in Rainey’s Chapel of the Ozarks, Springfield, with Rev. Glenn E. Bryant officiating. Burial was in National Cemetery, Springfield, under direction of Rainey. Masonic services were held by United Lodge No. 5, A. F. and A. M. A veteran of World War I and a retired Medical Center employe, he was a member of Masonic Lodge 327 at Randlett, Okla. Survivors include his wife, Charlotte; a son, Rex of 1505 East Nora, Springfield; two daughters, Mrs. E. W. Boyd of Dallas, Texas and Mrs. Frankie Lee Beauchamp of Indio, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Mabel Mann of Dallas and four grandchildren.

 

Langston, Tom H. 16 Feb 1857 - 25 Aug 1938 CCR 1 Sep 1938 p5

[Note : Son of Rev. Joseph W. & Mary (Cargile) Langston; married Amanda ? - Feb 1942]

Tom H. Langston was born on a farm in Greene county, Mo., near Mentor on Feb. 16, 1857, the son of the Rev. Joseph W. and Mary Cargile Langston. He passed away at his home at Mentor on Thursday, Aug. 25, 1938, shortly before noon. He had reached the age of 81 years, six months and nine days. Mr. Langston spent his entire life in Greene county in the community in which he died. He was formerly a prominent farmer and stockman of this vicinity and was well known throughout this section. His many friends and relatives mourn the loss of a highly respected citizen, a beloved friend, a kind neighbor, and a very dear husband, father, and brother, all of which characterizes the life of Tom Langston. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mandy Langston: one daughter, Mrs. Mable Mann of Dallas, Texas; one son, Frank, of the home; four brothers, W. Jack and R.R. Langston, both of Republic. J.H. Langston of Nichols Junction, and E.A. Langston of Miami, Okla.; one sister, Mrs. W.W. Thomas of Springfield, Mo., and by seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 26, 1938, at 2 o’clock p.m. in the Mentor Baptist church with Rev. B.E. Dillon of Mentor officiating. Interment was made in the Hazelwood cemetery in Springfield under the direction of the B.C. Klepper Funeral Home of Ozark.

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Langston, Tom H. 16 Feb 1857 - 25 Aug 1938 CCR 8 Dec 1938 p8

In a casual conversation with J.B. Anderson of Ozark this week, it was disclosed that one of the most interesting chapters in the history of the southwest Missouri Ozark—the era of the old time cattleman—came to a close with the death Aug. 21 this year of Thom H. Langston, 81, at his home at Mentor. Picking up the story about the year 1885, Mr. Anderson related many interesting incidents regarding the cattle industry and the men who made fortunes in the cattle business. At that time the home of Mr. Anderson’s father, H.P. Anderson Sr., on top of the hill at Linden, was a major stopping point on the long drive from the southern Missouri and northern Arkansas range country to Springfield. In those days—some few years before the Chadwick branch of the Frisco was built—Springfield was the closest rail connection with the outside market and was the center of the cattle shipping industry in the tri-state region. The old time cattlemen of which Mr. Langston was the last survivor, generally teamed in pairs and made a ten-day to two-week trip horseback along the Missouri-Arkansas line buying and bunching cattle. When they had congregated a herd of from 100 to 500 head, they, with the help of three or four good riders and their dogs, would start the weary 100-mile drive to Springfield. The trip always took at least a week. According to Mr. Anderson, the devious route through the cattle country, all headed around Bradleyville and from there through Garrison, Chadwick and Sparta to Linden, then across country to Galloway and north to Springfield. The Anderson farm with an abundance of pasture and water was an overnight stop on the way. The Andersons were always prepared for they could hear the weary sore-footed cattle bellowing, the whips cracking, the dogs barking and even the shouts of drivers two or three hours before the herd arrived. Some of the cattle kings of that era, as they were called by Mr. Anderson, were the team of Langston and Tom Doran; the Big Three composed of Joel “Bud” Haden, John Hollingsworth and Bill Calvin; Capt. G.W. Taylor and Jeff Breazeale, fathers of John S. Taylor and Geo. T. Breazeale of Ozark; Toll and Doss Woods and Tom Dugger; the Whitlock-Westmoreland quintet, composed of Sam and Porter Whitlock, Hiram, George and Ben Westmoreland; Billy and Mart Gault; Andy Murray, one of the most successful cattlemen of that period; Marshal Lawing and Major Galloway for whom the present town of Galloway was named. All these men made sizable fortunes in the cattle industry, buying cheap cattle off the open range country to the south and selling or fattening them in the comparatively cleared regions of Christian and Greene counties. Among the later generation of cattle buyers the following Christian county men drove thousands of head from the hills to pasture or sell in Christian county: R.C. “Rich” Kissee, Ellis Jennings, Louis Roberts, John Mayden, J.B. and Wade Anderson, Math Adamson, and many others.

 

Langston, W. M. 20 Nov 1854 - 7 Jul 1928 CCR 12 Jul 1928 p1

[Note: Son of Joseph & ? ( ) Langston; married Alice]

Last Saturday evening, W. M. Langston, who lived at the home of Mrs. Ellen Harrington was seized with apoplexy about 7 o’clock while on his way home from town. He expired about 9 o’clock. He was 74 years of age and leaves the widow; one sister and four brothers to mourn his departure. The funeral services were held on July 9th at the home of Mrs. Harrington, with rev. J. J. Parten of Rogersville, officiating. Burial took place in the Hazelwood cemetery at Springfield under the direction of T. B. Chaffin.

 

Lansdown, Johnie 11 Jul 1906 - 22 Jan 1980 OH 31 Jan 1980 pB5

Services for Johnie W. Lansdown, 71, Mansfield, father of David Lansdown, Billings, were held Saturday at Mansfield with burial in Prairie Hollow Cemetery. Mr. Lansdown died Jan. 22 in Missouri State Chest Hospital in Mount Vernon.

 

Lantz, Mary Lee (Garbee) 18 Feb 1925 - 31 Mar 2009 SN-L 3 Apr 2009

[Note: Daughter of Edward H. & Fannie E. (Washam) Garbee; married 25 Dec 1945 Dean Lantz]

Mary Lee Lantz, age 84, of Springfield, Mo., passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2009, after a long fight with diabetes and heart disease. She was born, February 18, 1925, in Billings, Mo., the daughter of Ed and Fannie Garbee. Mary Lee had a beautiful soprano voice, and gave music recitals at a very young age. She taught band, orchestra and vocal music in Springfield schools for 21 years. She loved children, and had a special way with them. She gave private music lessons to many of them through the years, not charging those unable to pay. Mary Lee graduated from SMS, now MSU with high honors and got her Master's degree from Drury University. She also studied music for two years at UCLA, specializing in voice. She was valedictorian of her high school class at Billings. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Springfield. One of her proudest accomplishments was organizing and directing the graded choir program at First Baptist Church with over 200 children and adults participating. She also served as assistant music director at First Baptist Church for 10 1/2 years. In 1989, the members of First Baptist organized a ukulele band, and Mary Lee directed it for 13 years until her health failed in 2003. The band performed, and is still performing, at nursing homes, churches, and senior centers all over southwest Missouri. Mary Lee met her husband, Dean Lantz, at First Baptist Church during World War II, when she was attending SMS and he was an Air Corps Cadet. They were married on Christmas day, 1945, after he got out of the Air Corps. She was preceded in death by her parents; son David; and a cousin, Leslie Hill, who was raised as her brother. She is survived by her husband, Dean Lantz; daughter-in-law, Irene Lantz; and grandchildren Michelle and Matthew Lantz. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 2009, in Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel, with the Reverend Michael Overton officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery, Billings, Mo. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Music Ministry at First Baptist Church.

 

Larabee, George L. 1874 - 25 Jul 1954        CCR 29 Jul 1954 p5

[Note: Son of Lafayette & Mary (Steele) Larabee; married Ollie B. 2 Jul 1876 - 7 May 1962 who m/1 Adams]

Funeral services for George Larabee, 80, who died July 25, were held Tuesday afternoon, July 27 at 1 o’clock in the Chiles Funeral Home in Lamar. Burial was in Linden Cemetery under direction of Chiles. Mr. Larabee was a retired Sparta farmer and merchant and lived in Lamar at the time of his death. Survivors include his wife, Ollie of the home; one step-daughter, the former Fern Adams; a brother and three grandsons.

 

Larabee, Ollie B. ( ?) Adams 2 Jul 1876 - 7 May 1962    CCR 10 May 1962 p4

[Note: Daughter of ? & ? (Mofield) ?; married/1 Charles W. Adams  9 Feb 1867 - 28 Dec 1900  who was father of Fern born 1901 - Charles shot by Will Harrington; married/2 1903 George W. Larabee]

Funeral services for Mrs. Ollie Larabee, 86, who died Monday in San Diego, Calif., will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sparta Christian Church with the Rev. Cecil Swinehart officiating. Burial will be in Linden Cemetery under direction of Chaffin of Ozark. She had been a resident of Christian County most of her life, having moved to San Diego a few years ago. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Fern Waller, San Diego, three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

 

Larimer, Sam W. 15 Aug 1903 - 13 Jan 1993 OH 20 Jan 1993

[Note: Son of Sherman & Susan (  )  Larimer; married 26 Oct 1926 Ethel Evans]

Sam W. Larimer, 89, Rogersville, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1993 at Ozark Riverview Manor. He was born Aug. 15, 1903 the son of Sherman and Susan Larimer. On Oct. 26, 1926, he was united in marriage to Ethel Evans. He was a resident of the Conway Community until moving to Rogersville in the early 1960s. He was a farmer. An advocate of children, he served on the School Board and taught young people in Sunday school. He served as a deacon at Harmony Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a son, Guy Marion Larimer; two brothers, Frank and Isaac; a sister, Iva; and infant siblings. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Dean and Betty Larimer, Rogersville; two daughters and their husbands, Hazel and Howard Midyett, Everton, and Donnie and Dean Calvin, Wood River, Ill.; five grandchildren, Judy Midyett-Pender, Steve Larimer, Dan Larimer, Linda Larimer Baldwin and Jeff Calvin; four great-grandchildren, Laura and Wyatt Larimer, and Richard and Alex Baldwin. Services were held Saturday, Jan. 16, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Larry Neil officiating. Burial was in Harmony Cemetery, Dallas County.

 

Larkins, Ella Mae (Gooch) 18 Jan 1889 - 12 Feb 1967    CCR 16 Feb 1967 p1

[Note: Daughter of  Bluford & Minnie Ellen (Doran) Gooch  - in 1900 in household Marshall S. & Minnie E. Fitzpatrick as daughter of Minnie E.; married Samuel G. Larkins  8 Aug 1889 - 17 Jun 1943]

Mrs. Ella Larkins, 78, 904 South Robertson, Springfield, died at 4:45 p.m. Sunday in St. John’s Hospital following an illness of several weeks.  She was a member of Cassidy Methodist Church, Mrs. Larkins resided most of her life in Springfield.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lorene Thompson, Route 12, Springfield, and Mrs. Roberta Davis, Springfield; one son, Eual, of Route 8, Springfield; one brother, Edward Gooch, Coffeyville, Kan.; four half-brothers, one half-sister, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Harris Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Turner and the Rev. Clifford Sleeth officiating.  Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery.

 

Larkins, Eual Glenn 30 Nov 1940 - 3 Feb 2002

[Note: Son of  Samuel G. & Ella Mae (Gooch) Larkins; married 30 Nov 1940 Kathleen Wilson]

Eual Glenn Larkins, age 81, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2002, in Primrose Place Healthcare Center. He was born September 16, 1920, near Ozark, the son of Samuel and Ella Mae (Gooch) Larkins. On November 30, 1940, he and Kathleen Wilson were married. He served his country in the U.S. Army and was stationed in the Philippines during World War II. Mr. Larkins retired from Lily Tulip. He was a member of Cassidy United Methodist Church. He loved his family, and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He was a very jolly person and enjoyed making people laugh. Survivors include his wife, Kathleen; two children, Samuel L. Larkins, of the home, and Glenda Lathrom and her husband, Dick, Nixa; two grandchildren, Ashley Wood and Gary Wood; two sisters, Lorene Thompson and Roberta Davis, both of Springfield; a niece, Frances Reynolds and her husband, June, Springfield; two great-nieces, Diane Teal and Janet Miller; and a special friend, Debbie Rusher. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2002, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Harold Peters officiating. Burial will follow in Hopedale Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Cassidy United Methodist Church Building Fund. Springfield News-Leader February 4, 2002.

Larkins, Hilea (Pemberton) 23 Aug 1925 - 28 Sep 2009 SN-L 4 Oct 2009

[Note: Daughter of Scott & Eunice ( ) Pemberton; married Horace Larkins

Hilea (Pemberton) Larkins, age 84, of Alhambra, Calif., passed away September 28, 2009. She was born August 23, 1925, in Christian County, Mo., the daughter of Scott and Eunice Pemberton. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Albert; nephew Scott Pemberton; and her husband, Horace Larkins. Survivors include family in Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri and Florida; sister Colleen Johns, Ozark, Mo.; and a host of relatives and friends.

Larkins, James Madison 25 Mar 1850 - 1 Mar 1901 CCR 21 Mar 1901 p1

[Note: Son of James & Martha (Jones) Larkins; married 18 Nov 1875 Martha Elizabeth Horn 16 Mar 1857 - 28 Feb 1931; no legible tombstone in Christian County; wife buried at Hopedale]

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Larkins, W. J. 28 Jan 1840 - 18 Feb 1901 CCR 21 Mar 1901 p1

[Note: Son of James & Martha (Jones) Larkins; possibly the W. J. Larkins who married 4 Aug 1887 Belle Dye; no legible tombstone in Christian County]

Died, at their homes, one mile north of Cassidy, W. J. Larkins of Bright’s disease and J. M. Larkins of pneumonia. W. J. was born Jany 28th, 1840 and departed this life Feby. 18th, 1901. J. M. was born March 25th 1850 and departed this life March 1st, 1901. Only eleven days between their deaths. These brothers were good, neat(?) men, strictly attending to their own business. They were good christian men, members of the Methodist church. They were converted sixteen years ago and joined near Cassidy where they lived until the Lord said, “It is enough, come up higher,” W. J. leaves a wife and two children, both girls and  a host of friends. J. M. leaves a wife and three children, two girls and one boy. Three brothers live in Springfield and two sisters, Mrs. Sam Goddard and Mrs. W. T. Horn near Cassidy. The funeral services were conducted by the writer at the grave yard on the old James Doran farm to a large concourse of people who came to pay the last sad tribute of respect to the dead, from the text, Acts 2:39 - “The promise unto you and to your children and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord, our God shall call.” May the bereaved relatives and friends all live so in this world that they may meet on the other shore where there will be no more parting of the loved one, “for the lamb that is in the midst of the throne shall feed them and lead them on to fountains of living waters, and God shall wipe all tears from their eyes.” They have gone to the silent grace, over the river of death in their eternal home.”  J. A. Grubaugh.

 

Larkins, John 22 Jul 1889 - 28 Mar 1918 CCR 5 Apr 1918

[Note: Son of William J. & Belle (Dye) Larkins; married 30 Jun 1908 Lou Lewis]

After a lingering illness of several weeks, John Larkins, aged about 27 years died at the Young Sanitarium last Thursday afternoon and was buried Friday at the Highlandville Cemetery. Deceased leaves a wife and four small children besides his parents and brothers and sisters.

Larkins, John Wesley 3 May 1853 - 15 Feb 1938 CCR 3 Mar 1938 p1

[Note: Son of James & Martha (Jones) Larkins; married Sarah Emma Horn 5 Sep 1859 - 20 Oct 1912]

John Wesley Larkins was born in Christian county, south of Ozark, on May 3, 1853, and passed away Feb. 15, 1938. He united with the Methodist church at Cassidy when a young man. He is survived by one son, B.M. Larkins and by several nieces and nephews Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Feb. 17, at the Hopedale church with Rev. Matthews officiating. Burial was in the Hopedale cemetery under the direction of the T.B. Chaffin Funeral Home.

 

Larkins, Judge 23 May 1847 - 25 Jun 1926 CCR 2 Jul 1926 p1

[Note: Son of James & ? ( ) Larkins; married Sarah “Salley” Clevenger 18 Nov 1844 - 14 Nov 1917; date of birth from MO DC differs from obit]

Funeral services were held at Highlandville last Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in the Christian church, conducted by Rev. J. L. Ferguson, for Judge Larkins, old and well-known Christian county resident who died in Springfield last Friday morning, June 25th, aged 77 years. Mr. Larkins had lived in Christian county practically all his life until his removal to Springfield some five or six years ago. Mr. Larkins is survived by five daughters, Mrs. John McReynolds of Willard, Mo., Mrs. Mages and Mrs. Fields of Springfield, Mrs. John Gideon, on Manchester, Okla, and Mrs. E. F. Gideon of Ozark and by three sons, W. J. Larkins of Raytown, Mo., J. M. Larkins of Gibbon, Okla, and T. J. Larkins of Springfield and the widow and by two brothers of Omaha, Ark.

 

Larkins, Martha Elizabeth (Horn) 16 Mar 1857 - 28 Feb 1931 CCR 5 Mar 1931 p7

[Note: Daughter of James Rud & Mary Ann (Wilkes) Horn; married 18 Nov 1875 James Madison Larkins 25 Mar 1850 - 1 Mar 1901]

Martha E. Larkin departed this life Saturday, Feb. 28, 1931. She was born on March 16, 1857, being 73 years, 11 months, and 12 days of age. She was the daughter of K. and Mary Ann Horn. She married James M. Larkin on Nov. 18, 1875. to this union four children were born, three of whom survive. They are Nora M. Harmon, Cora E. Hodges and Samuel G. Larkin. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, besides a host of other relatives and friends. She was a devoted member of the Cassidy Methodist church. Funeral services were held Monday, March 2, at 2 o'clock at the Hopedale church, with Rev. Radliff officiating. Burial was in the Hopedale cemetery under the direction of T.B. Chaffin.

 

Larkins, Samuel G. 8 Aug 1889 - 17 Jun 1943 CCR 24 Jun 1943 p1

[Note: Son of James M. "Mack" & Martha Elizabeth (Horn) Larkins; married Ella Mae Gooch 18 Jan 1889 - 12 Feb 1967]

Funeral services for Samuel G. Larkins, 53, well know farmer of the Cassidy community, who died June 17, were held Saturday, June 19, at the Cassidy Methodist church of which he was a member, conducted by Rev. Turner, with burial in Hopedale cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. He was married to Ella Gooch in 1907 and to this union were born three children, Mrs. Robert Davis of Ozark, Mrs. Lorene Thompson of Springfield and Eval Larkins of the home. Other survivors include a granddaughter, Frances Thompson, and a sister, Mrs. Cora Hodges of Springfield, three nieces and four nephews.

 

Larkins, Samuel L. 4 Jan 1949 - 8 Oct 2005 SN-L 10 Oct 2005

[Note: Son of Eual G. & Kathleen (Wilson) Larkins]

Mr. Samuel L. Larkins, 56, Springfield, Mo., passed away at 10:34 a.m., Saturday, October 8, 2005, in Primrose Place, Springfield, Mo., with his loving family by his side. Samuel was born January 4, 1949, in Springfield, the son of Eual G. and Kathleen (Wilson) Larkins. He was a retired real estate salesman. He proudly served his country in the United States Marines and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and also an active member of American Legion Post 0676 in Springfield. Samuel loved life and always met everyone with a smile and a warm handshake. He also enjoyed baseball, old cars and talking to people about life in the old days. He was a Christian and a member of Cassidy United Methodist Church, Ozark, Mo. His father preceded him in death. Samuel is survived by his mother, Kathleen; one sister, Glenda Lathrom and husband, Dick, of Nixa, Mo.; one aunt, Roberta Davis; very special niece and nephew Ashley and Gary Wood; other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, October 11, 2005, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Harold Peters officiating. Burial with full military honors will be in the Springfield Missouri State Veterans Cemetery. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m., tonight, in the funeral home. The family requests memorial donations be made to Community Hospices of America, 1465 E. Primrose, Suite A, Springfield, MO 65804.

 

Larkins, W.  J. 28 Jan 1840 - 18 Feb 1901 CCR 21 Mar 1901 p1

[Note: Son of James & Martha (Jones) Larkins; possibly the W. J. Larkins who married 4 Aug 1887 Belle Dye; no legible tombstone in Christian County]

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Larkins, James Madison 25 Mar 1850 - 1 Mar 1901 CCR 21 Mar 1901 p1

[Note: Son of James & Martha (Jones) Larkins; married 18 Nov 1875 Martha Elizabeth Horn 1857 - ?; no legible tombstone in Christian County]

Died, at their homes, one mile north of Cassidy, W. J. Larkins of Bright’s disease and J. M. Larkins of pneumonia. W. J. was born Jany 28th, 1840 and departed this life Feby. 18th, 1901. J. M. was born March 25th 1850 and departed this life March 1st, 1901. Only eleven days between their deaths. These brothers were good, neat(?) men, strictly attending to their own business. They were good christian men, members of the Methodist church. They were converted sixteen years ago and joined near Cassidy where they lived until the Lord said, “It is enough, come up higher,” W. J. leaves a wife and two children, both girls and  a host of friends. J. M. leaves a wife and three children, two girls and one boy. Three brothers live in Springfield and two sisters, Mrs. Sam Goddard and Mrs. W. T. Horn near Cassidy. The funeral services were conducted by the writer at the grave yard on the old James Doran farm to a large concourse of people who came to pay the last sad tribute of respect to the dead, from the text, Acts 2:39 - “The promise unto you and to your children and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord, our God shall call.” May the bereaved relatives and friends all live so in this world that they may meet on the other shore where there will be no more parting of the loved one, “for the lamb that is in the midst of the throne shall feed them and lead them on to fountains of living waters, and God shall wipe all tears from their eyes.” They have gone to the silent grace, over the river of death in their eternal home.”  J. A. Grubaugh.

LaRosa, Barbara Jean (Dilport) 19 Jan 1948 - 23 Apr 2000  CCH-N 26 Apr 2000

[Note: Daughter of Eugene & Nora Dilport; married Joe LaRosa]

Barbara Jean (Dilport) LaRosa, 52, Nixa, Mo., went to be with the Lord at 3:10 p.m. April 23, 2000. She was born Jan. 19, 1948, the daughter of Eugene and Nora Dilport. Barbara was a Licensed Practical Nurse for over 16 years until her illness forced her to give up the vocation she dearly loved. She was a charter member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Nixa, where she served her Lord Jesus and church in many capacities. She enjoyed Cardinals baseball and was an avid Nixa High School basketball fan for many years. Barbara was diagnosed with brain cancer in October 1992 and was treated with the utmost of care at the University of Arkansas Medical Center in Little Rock, Ark. She was always grateful for the ministry of healing they offered. She believed prayer, her faith, and her church family sustained her and her family during this trial. She was preceded in death be her father, Eugene and brother, Larry Dilport, She leaves as survivors her mother, Nora Dilport, Nixa, Mo.; the children with which she was blessed out of her marriage with Joe LaRosa, namely, one son, Chris LaRosa and his wife Dawn, Branson, Mo., and Rebecca Brugnara and her husband, Scott, St. Louis, Mo.; a granddaughter, Casey Janay LaRosa; a sister, Elizabeth Gillet and her husband, Tom, Nixa, Mo.; a brother, James H. Dilport and his wife, Elvira, Brecksville, Ohio; 14 nieces and nephews; 11 great-nieces and nephews; and a host of relatives and friends. Services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2000, in Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Nixa, under direction of Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel, Springfield. Burial was in Maple Park Cemetery. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Aldersgate United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or to Hospice of Southwest Missouri.

 

Larson, Charles Edward 24 Jun 1942 - 15 Nov 1991 NN-E 21 Nov 1991

[Note: Son of Luverne Preston  & Helen Margaret (Schweppe) Larson; married 26 Mar 1966 Regina Raney]

Charles Edward Larson, 49, Shelbyville, died Friday, Nov 15, 1991 at approximately 8 p.m. at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill. following a gun accident. He was born in Hayward, Minn. on June 24, 1942 and was the son of Luvern and Helen Margaret (Schweppe) Larson. On Nov. 26, 1966 he married Regina Raney in Springfield. He is survived by his father, Luvern Larson, Sparta; his wife, Regina of the home; one son, Charles E. Larson, St. Louis; four sisters, Charlene Swearengin, Sparta, Nancy Gardner, Ozark, Donna Hanks, Ozark and Linda Wallace, Forsyth; and four brothers, Don Larson, St. Louis, and Leo Larson, Gale Larson and Tony Larson, all of the state of Wyoming. He was preceded in death by his mother. He was a member of the Lutheran Church and served in the Army. He lived in Shelby County for the past six years, where he farmed. Services were held Monday at Mt. Hope Lutheran Church in Shelbyville. The Rev. Norman Bahlow officiated. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.

 

Larson, Donald Luverne 1939 - 25 May 1993  OH 2 Jun 1993

[Note: Son of Luverne Preston & Helen Margaret (Schweppe) Larson; married Donna Shine]

Donald Luverne Larson, 53, Tulsa, Okla., died Tuesday, Ma 25, 1993. He was a resident of Springfield 21 years before moving to Tulsa in 1990 as a maintenance engineer for Meadow Gold Dairy. He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Larson; a brother, Charles Larson; and an infant granddaughter, Hailey Larson. Survivors include his wife, Donna (Shine) Larson; five children, Terry Duryee, Charlotte, N.C., Stephen Duryee, Harrison, Ark., Robin Smith, Sparta, Darin Larson, St. Louis, and Misty Larson of the home; eight grandchildren, Julie, David, Rachel, Mandy, Stevie and Stacey Duryee and Seth and Brandon Phillips; his father, Luverne Larson, Ozark; three brothers, Leo and Gail Larson, Jeffery City, Wyo., Anthony Larson, Ozark, four sisters, Charlene Swearengin, Sparta, Linda Wallace, Forsyth, Nancy Gardner and Donna Hanks, both of Ozark. Services were held Friday, May 28, at Ayre-Goodwin-Lee Funeral Home. Burial was at White Chapel Memorial Gardens.

Larson, Frances (Stoddard) 9 Aug 1908 - 11 Dec 2002 SN-L 13 Dec 2002

[Note: married 1969 Arthur B. Larson 29 May 1908 - 2 Sep 1992]

Frances Stoddard Larson, age 94, left this life for her heavenly home on December 11, 2002 after a short illness. Frances was born in Melva, Stone County, Missouri on August 9, 1908 to Claud and Jennie (Newton) Stoddard. Frances lived in Aurora from 1919 until she entered Ozark Methodist Manor in Marionville in 1998. She has been an active member of the Aurora Church of Christ for many years, and taught Bible classes to children for over 60 years. She has been an active supporter of the Fair Haven Children’s Home in Strafford, Missouri. In recent years, she has donated money to the Nicaragua Mission Fund to build two homes for needy families in Nicaragua, Central America. Frances married Arthur Larson in 1969. He preceded her in death in 1992. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her brother and her three sisters. Frances is survived by three stepchildren and their families. Her stepchildren are Ruth Talent and Dorothy Tuck of Springfield, Missouri and Walter Larson of Washington Missouri. There are nine step-grandchildren, 21 step-great-grandchildren and one step-great-great-grandchild, as well as may nephews and nieces who will miss her very much. Funeral services will be at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora, Missouri at 11 a.m. on December 14, 2002. Burial will be at the Wise Hill Cemetery near Clever, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fair Haven Children’s Home in Strafford, Missouri.

 

Larson, Helen Margaret (Schweppe) 5 Apr 1918 – 2 Oct 1991  NN-E 10 Oct 1991

[Note: Daughter of Albert & Hannah Jane (Hanson) Schweppe; married 1938 Luverne Preston Larson 22 May 1916 - 24 Sep 2005 ]

Helen Margaret Schweppe Larson, 73, Sparta, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 1991, in Riverview Manor, Ozark. Born in Webster City, Iowa, April 5, 1918, she was the daughter of Albert and Hannah Schweppe. She had made her home in Sparta since 1959. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Sparta. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Luverne; five sons, Donald Larson, Tulsa, Okla., Leo Larson and Gail Larson, both of Jeffrey City, Wyo., Charles Larson, Shelbyville, and Anthony Larson, Sparta; four daughters, Charlene Swearengin, Sparta, Linda Wallace, Forsyth, and Nancy Gardner and Donna Hanks, both of Ozark; 19 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Albert Schweppe Jr., Forsyth; and four sisters, Charlotte Bishop, Sparta, Bertha Oftedahl, Ankeny, Iowa, Eugenia Thompson, Mankato, Minn., and Lois Herd, Chadwick. Services were held Friday, Oct. 4, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Carl Thompson and the Rev. Kenneth Lupton officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.

 

Larson, Luverne Preston 22 May 1916 - 24 Sep 2005 SN-L 26 Sep 2005

[Note: married 1938 Helen Margaret Schweppe 5 Apr 1918 - 2 Oct 1991]

Luverne Preston Larson, age 89, of Ozark, passed away Saturday in his home. He was born May 22, 1916, in Hubbard, Iowa. He and his family moved from Minnesota to this area in 1959. Mr. Larson was a retired service station owner in Sparta. He served as Mayor of Sparta and on the Sparta Board of Education. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Sparta and enjoyed the Ozark Senior Center. Survivors include five children, Gail Larson, Linda Wallace, Nancy Gardner, Donna Hanks, and Anthony Larson; 19 grandchildren; many great and great-great-grandchildren; four brothers; and two sisters. His wife, Helen, preceded him in death in 1991. He was also preceded in death by four children, Donald, Leo, and Charles Larson, and Charlene Swearengin; and a brother and sister. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, September 27, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will follow in Sparta Cemetery. Visitation is from 5 to 6 p.m., today, in the funeral home.

 

LaSalle, John Edward 28 May 1936 – 12 Dec 1995  CCH-N 20 Dec 1995

[Note: Son of Charles & Mary A. (Gross) LaSalle; married 14 Feb 1988 Melodee McCain]

John Edward LaSalle, 59, Springfield, died at 7:58 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 12, 1995 in St. John's Regional Health Center. He was born Thursday, May 28, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Charles and Mary A. (Gross) LaSalle. He was united in marriage to Melodee McCain on February 14, 1988 in San Diego, Calif. John, a salesman, was a member of First Baptist Church in Nixa and was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by: His parents. John is survived by: His wife, Melodee, of the home; a daughter, Lisa Magill, Huntington Beach, Calif.; two stepdaughters, Tiffaney and Valene Sauer and a stepson, Lucas Sauer, all of East Canton, Ohio; three grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, Dec. 18, 1995, in Harris, a Cassity Heritage Funeral Home, Nixa, with the Rev. Richard Eakins officiating. The body will be cremated. Burial will be at a later date in Springfield National Cemetery.

 

Laseter, Mary Jean (Taylor) Henson 15 Nov 1929 - 12 Nov 2010 SN-L 16 Nov 2010

[Note: Daughter of William Thomas & Cora Lea (Dickey) Taylor; married Lloyd Henson; married Eugene Laseter]

Mary Jean Laseter, of Nixa, Missouri died on November 12, three days short of her 81st year. She entered into eternal rest Friday, November 12, 2010, following a brief illness in St John's Medical Center in Springfield. Born to Cora Lea Dickey and William Thomas Taylor, in Cave Creek, Arkansas, she saw the Tennessee Valley Authority bring electricity to the Ozarks and the first automobiles to the region. After completing high school in Harrison and Business College in Springfield, Mo., she married Lloyd Henson, of Oakland, California and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. After Lloyd's passing she became an adjustor for the Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. When they relocated her from Oakland to San Jose, Calif., she met and married Eugene Laseter and had two boys, Chris and Tim. She raised her family and attended the New Community of Faith for 40 years in California before returning to the Ozark Region and finding Richard Nehlig whom she had known from her early years in California. They lived together in joy and harmony for the last ten years of her life. There, as elsewhere, Mary created an impressive social life, attending the Nixa Christian Church and serving with the Chamber of Commerce, the local Postal Board and several political causes. That she was able to spend more time with her relatives in Arkansas after leaving California meant a great deal to her. Mary was loved and held in high esteem by her many friends and acquaintances. She brought a lightness and joie de vivre wherever she went, in spite of an unusual number of trials in life. She led a particularly full life, traveling to many parts of Central and South America, the Middle East, Europe and the Caribbean. She took well-deserved pride in the help she provided her sons who both became successful physicians. She was preceded in death by her beloved "sister" and friend, Frances Johnson. She is survived by Richard Nehlig; her son Dr. Chris Laseter; her son Dr Tim Laseter, his wife Terri and four grandchildren, Aaron, Taylor, Stephanie, and Jacob.

Memorial services will be held in Nixa at 5 p.m., on November 18th, in Adams Funeral Home, 109 N Truman Blvd., Nixa MO 65714, and in Harrison at 12:30 p.m., November 19th, in Roller-Christeson Funeral Home, 519 North Spring St, Harrison, AR 72601 followed by the burial service in Maplewood Cemetery.

 

Lasiter, Julia Ann (Harris) 12 Oct 1922 - 12 Jan 1991  NN-E 17 Jan 1991

[Note: Daughter of Columbus Madison & Ollie Nevada (Williams) Harris; married Ray Franklin Lasiter 4 Jan 1913 - 9 Jul 1980; tombstone spells middle name Anne]

Julia Ann Lasiter, 68, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 1991, in Ozark Nursing and Care Center. Born Oct. 12, 1922, in Marionville, she was the daughter of Ollie Nevada Williams and Columbus Madison Harris. She was a longtime resident of Ozark and attended Maranatha Chapel in Ozark. Survivors include five sons, Phillip, Highlandville, Virgil, Washougal, Wash., Charles and Robert, both of Ozark, David, Pierce City; five daughters, Lois Starnes, Alma Coker, Mary Ann Rouse and Cynthia Parsley, all of Ozark, and Charlotte Lupton, Purdy; 21 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray, on July 9, 1980; and an infant daughter, Virginia Louise. The funeral was held Monday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Romaine Cummins officiating. Burial was in Ozark Cemetery.

 

Lasiter, Ray Franklin 4 Jan 1913 - 9 Jul 1980  OH 17 Jul 1980 p11

[Note: married Julia Anne Harris 12 Oct 1922 - 12 Jan 1991]

Services for Ray Franklin Lasiter, 67, Route 1, Ozark were held Friday in Adams Chapel with the Rev. Gerald Green officiating. Burial was in Ozark Cemetery. Mr. Lasiter died July 9 at St,. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield. A retired employee of the Ozark Street Department, he had lived in Ozark since 1944 when he moved from Aurora. Survivors include his wife, Julia Ann; five sons, Phillip, Highlandville, Virgil, Portland, Ore., Charles, Robert and David, all of Ozark; five daughters, Mrs. Lois Stranes, Mrs. Alma Coker and Miss Charlotte Lasiter, all of Ozark, Mrs. Mary Ann Baker, Springfield and Mrs, Cynthia Paraley, Los Banos, Calif.; a half brother, Alvin Newton, state of California, two stepbrothers, Charles and Robert, both of the state of California and 10 grandchildren.

 

Lasiter, Virginia Louise 25 Oct 1965 - 25 Oct 1965 CCR 28 Oct 1965 p1

[Note: Daughter of Ray Franklin & Julie Anne (Harrris) Lasiter]

The infant daughter of Mrs. and Mrs Ray Lasiter, Route 1, Ozark, died at birth at 4 a.m. Monday in Burge-Protestant Hospital. In addition to her parents, she is survived by five brothers, Phillip, Virgil, Charles, Robert and David and five sisters, Mary Ann, Lois, Alma, Cynthia and Charlotte, all of the home; and her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ollie Cook, Ozark. Graveside services were at 2 p.m  Tuesday in Ozark Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Johnson officiating. Burial was under direction of Adams-Monger of Ozark.

Lassiter, James P. 17 Mar 1949 - 9 Jun 2005 SN-L 12 Jun 2005

[Note: Son of  George & Virginia (  ) Lassiter]

James P. Lassiter, 56, Republic, was born on March 17, 1949, to George and Virginia Lassiter in Cassville, Mo. He passed away June 9, 2005, from a short illness. He was a graduate of Central High School's class of 1967. He later earned an engineering degree from SMSU in 1976. As a Navy veteran, he participated in two tours of Vietnam. He was preceded in death by his parents and two infant siblings. He is survived by his two children: a son, Patrick Lassiter and wife Kellie, Republic, and a daughter, Rachel Dennis and husband Steven, Republic; seven grandchildren, Seth, Sarai and Sam Lassiter, and Emily, Tyler, Abby and Grace Dennis; two brothers, George Lassiter and wife Kay, Nixa, and Richard Lassiter and wife Angie, Republic; one sister, Glenda Lassiter, Republic; four nieces and one nephew. Services are 10 a.m. Monday in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, with burial following in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 6 p.m. today in the funeral home.

Lassley, Bertha Velma (Howard) 1905 - 7 Apr 1971  CCR 15 Apr 1971 p4

[Note: Daughter of George Washington & Vina (Caudill) Howard; married 23 Dec 1923 William J. Lassley]

Mrs. William Lassley, 65, of Fresno,. Calif. died Wednesday, April 7, after a lingering illness. Survivors are Mr. Lassley; a daughter, Mrs. Richard Waring; a son, Gerald Lassley; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren, all of Fresno; two brothers, Perry Howard of Lake Isabella, Calif and Sylva Howard of Forsyth, Mo. Funerals services were conducted at Fresno on Saturday morning, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Howard of Sparta left immediately after receiving the message to spend two weeks with the family at Fresno.

AND

Lassley, Velma Bertha (Howard) 1905 - 7 Apr 1971  CCR 6 May 1971 p8

[Note: Daughter of George Washington & Vina (Caudill) Howard; married William Lassley]

Funeral services for Mrs. Velma B. (Howard) Lassley were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 10 in Fresno, Calif.. Mrs. Lassley, 65, died April 7. Interment was in Fresno Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Lassley was born at Bruner, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George W. Howard. She had lived in Fresno for 44 years, where she had been a member of the Cedar Ave. Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, William Lassley of Fresno, one daughter, Mrs. Geneva Wating of Fresno; one son, Gerald Lassley of Clovis, Calif.; two brothers, Perry Howard of Lake Isabella, Calif. and Sylva Howard of Forsyth; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

 

Lassley, Bradley Ray 9 Mar 1976 - 24 May 1978 OH 1 Jun 1978 p4

[Note: Son of Ray & ? ( ) Lassley]

ROGERSVILLE - Services for Bradley Ray Lassley, two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Lassley, Rogersville, was a 2 p.m. Saturday in Marsh Funeral Home here with an uncle of the child, the Rev. Harry E. Lassley officiating. Burial was in Miller Cemetery southeast of Rogersville. The casket will remain closed. The child was fatally injured near his home at 1:25 p.m. Wednesday after he stepped in front of his uncle’s truck.

 

Lassley, Eliza Angeline (Brown) 23 Sep 1876 - 9 Jul 1963   CCR 18 July 1963

[Note: married  Marion Henry Lassley, Sr.  28 Nov 1874 - 28 Sep 1918]

Mrs. Eliza A. Lassley, 87, former resident of Route 2, Rogersville, died Tuesday morning, July 9, in the Modesto Memorial Hospital, Modesto, Calif. Her home was in Fresno, Calif. Survivors include seven sons, Joe, Bill, Sam and John, all of Fresno, Marion of Hayward, Calif., Robert of Selma, Calif., and Leonard of Modesto; 37 grandchildren, 80 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Harris Funeral Chapel at Ozark, with the Rev. Sylva Howard officiating. Burial was in Kissee Cemetery.

 

Lassley, Jack 1 May 1916 - Nov 2010 SN-L 11 Nov 2010

[Note: Son of Joe E. & Mary Gertrude (Layton) Lassley; married Beulah E. Dalton]

Jack Lassley was born to Joe E. Lassley and Mary Gertrude "Layton" Lassley on May 1, 1916 in Christian County, Mo., in the Petalo area. Jack's family moved to California where he stayed until the age of 24 when he moved back to Mo. There he met the love of his life, Beulah E. Dalton. A marriage followed that lasted 69 years. Jack served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of World War II. Jack came home to work for the Ash Grove Lime for 23 years and as a supervisor in housekeeping at Cox Hospital North for 21 years. Jack and Beulah's first child, Janice Lassley passed away at only eight months old. The other six children survive him; daughter, Joyce Forcum; sons, Harold, Delbert and wife Cheryl, Randall and wife Elizabeth, Denzil and wife Yvonne, and Jack and wife Janet; 12 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren; and three sisters. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 P.M. Friday in the Preston-Marsh Funeral Home Rogersville. Funeral services will be held at 1 P.M. Saturday November, 13, 2010 in the West Finley Baptist Church of Fordland. Burial with full Military Honors will be in the West Finley Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Miller or West Finley Cemetery's.