Johnson, Homer Thurman 21 Jan 1879 - 2 Jan 1933 CCR 5 Jan 1933 p4

[Note: Son of Simeon & Eleanor E  (Marshall) Johnson; married 14 Jul 1912 CCM Maude A. Stutesmun 27 Jun 1892 - 18 Dec 1977]

Homer Thurman Johnson was born Jan. 21, 1879 near Roxbury, Ohio and died Jan. 2, 1933, at the age of 54 years. He is survived by his widow and six children, Faye, Ray, Chloe, Marie, Ruel and Clell, all at home, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Mercer of Waterford, Ohio and Mrs. Luma Cox of Springfield, besides four brothers, J.B. Johnson of Marietta, Ohio, E.S. Johnson of Aurora, MO, O.E. Johnson of Springfield, MO, and C.W. Johnson of Highlandville. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at Highlandville by Rev. Worth Caughron with burial in the Highlandville cemetery under the direction of T. B. Chaffin.

 

Johnson, Howard G. 24 Sep 1913 - 11 Aug 1979 OH 16 Aug 1979 p11

[Note: married Freda M. 3 Nov 1917 - 12 Dec 2001]

Services for Howard G. Johnson, 65, of Ozark, were held last Saturday in the Adams Chapel with the Rev. Bob Shanks officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn. Mr. Johnson died Aug. 10 in his home after a long illness. He was a retired construction worker and a member of the Ozark First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Freda; two sons, Jerry, Cushing, Okla. and James E., Kansas City; a daughter, Mrs. Brenda Sue Simpson, Springfield; three brothers, Herbert, Nixa, Robert, LaPorte, Texas and Donald, Forsyth; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Wilson, Springfield and Mrs. Betty O’Neal, Pittsburg, Mo.; and four grandchildren.

 

Johnson, Hugh Bernice 10 May 1881 - 5 Jul 1963   CCR 11 Jul 1963

[Note: Son of  Zachariah Achilles & Margaret Ann "Maggie" (Boyd) Johnson; married Lodusky Jane 10 Feb 1882 - 28 Feb 1964]

Bernice Johnson, 82, died at 4:15 a.m. Friday at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. He was a lifelong resident of Ozark where he was a jeweler for about 50 years.  After his retirement in 1950, he and his wife operated a concession stand in the Christian County Courthouse. He was a member of the Ozark Presbyterian Church and the Masonic Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Lodusky; a daughter, Mrs. Katy Lee Whittington, Ozark; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Harris Chapel with the Rev. James P. Robinson officiating. Burial was in the Ozark Cemetery.

 

Johnson, Imogene B. (Nelson) 10 Jul 1921 - 26 Sep 2008 SN-L 28 Sep 2008

[Note: Daughter of John Q. & Ida B. (  ) Nelson; married Arnold D. Johnson 23 Nov 1924 - 8 Jul 1991]

Imogene B. Johnson, 87, Springfield, Mo., passed away on September 26, 2008. She was born on July 10, 1921, the daughter of the late John Q. and Ida B. Nelson. Imogene was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Arnold D. Johnson. She is survived by her children, Michael and Emily Johnson, Branson West, Missouri, Danny and Sharon Johnson, Ozark, Mo., Pamela Johnson, Springfield, Mo., Sarah and Kelly Clark, Springfield, Mo.; 22 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; brothers Buddy and Anita Nelson, Midwest City, Okla., Vencene and Della Anna Nelson, Republic, Mo., Tony and Bobby Nelson, Springfield, Mo., Dale and Fran Nelson, Jackson, Mo.; and sister Lodean and Ervin Schultz, Ava, Mo. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. September 29, 2008, in Greenlawn Funeral Home South. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. September 28, 2008, in the funeral home.

 

Johnson, Isaac Henry “Ike” 21 Dec 1872 - 2 Jun 1940 CCR 6 Jun 1940 p1

[Note: Son of Solomon & Mary Ann (Shipman) Johnson; married 12 May 1895 Minnie Florence Smith 27 Jul 1875 - 28 Apr 1950]

Isaac Henry Johnson was born near Sparta, Mo., Dec. 21, 1872, and died at his home June 2, 1940, at the age of 67 years, 5 months and 11 days. He was united in marriage to Minnie Smith May 12, 1895. To this union were born three children, one daughter, Iva of the home address, two sons, Ivan of Lebanon, Mo., and Willa, who preceded him in death. He was converted at the age of 27 years and united with the Fairview Baptist church of which he was still a loyal member. He leaves to mourn this loss, besides his wife and children, one grandson, I.H. of Lebanon, one sister, Mrs. Hannah Bird of Springfield, Mo., one brother, Sollie of the home address; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 3, at 2 p.m. by Rev. Kenneth Hoggard in the Sparta Baptist church with burial in the Sparta cemetery under direction of Sparta Funeral Home, Rathbun and Chaffin.

 

Johnson, Isaac Wesley 1890 - 6 Jun 1960 CCR 9 Jun 1960 p5

[Note: married Margaret Neoma Parrill 15 Sep 1892 - 11 Dec 1959]

Funeral services for Isaac Wesley Johnson , 70, a retired Sparta farmer who shot himself to death at his home Monday, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sparta Baptist Church, with Rev. Gene Roberts officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery under direction of Harris Funeral Home of Clever. Johnson, who moved to the home s mile southwest of Sparta after a long residence southeast of Chadwick, had been despondent since the death of his wife last Dec. 11 and had threatened suicide. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Mable Cook of Rich Hill, Mo. and Mrs. Eva Workman of Sparta; a brother, Elbert Johnson of Rich Hill; two sisters, Mrs. Ella Gibson, Rich Hill and Mrs. Lydia Parrill of Bloomfield, Neb.; three grandchildren and one great grandchild.

 

Johnson, Ivan Milton 16 Aug 1886 - 30 Nov 1954 CCR 2 Dec 1954 p1

[Note: Son of John Franklin & Emma Jane (Ellis) Johnson; married Mary Sheen 22 Mar 1889 - 23 Jul 1956]

Funeral services for Ivan M. Johnson, 68 of Clever, who died at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday at Springfield Baptist Hospital, were to be held Friday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. in the Clever Christian Church with rev. Harold Mayes officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery under direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Clever. A farmer, Mr. Johnson moved to the Clever community in 1941 from McCool Junction, Neb. He was a member of the Clever Christian Church. Survivors include his wife, Mary; a brother, Clifford Johnson of Lincoln, Neb.; and three sisters, Mrs. Olive Churchill of Sandpoint, Idaho, Mrs. Zra Cooper of York, Neb. and Mrs. Irene Burney of Bradshaw, Neb.

 

Johnson, Iva F. (Hodges) 17 Jul 1914 - 15 May 1968 CCR 23 May 1968 p8

[Note: Daughter of   Isaac N. & Zena (Johnson) Hodges; married  14 Dec 1930 Clell N. Johnson 11 Aug 1910 - 21 Aug 1974]

Mrs. Iva F. Johnson, 53, of Route 1, Ozark, died at 11:40 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, in her home after a lingering illness. A lifelong resident of the Ozark and Sparta communities, Mrs. Johnson was a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Clell; a sister, Miss Christine Hodges, Ozark and two brothers, Leland Hodges, Branson and Robert Hodges, Springfield. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Shady Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Roy Shipman officiating. Burial was in Roberts Cemetery near Sparta under direction of Harris of Ozark

 

Johnson, Iva P. (Johnson) Ladd 7 Jun 1896 - 28 Sep 1982  OH 7 Oct 1982 p5

[Note: Daughter of Isaac Henry “Ike” & Minnie Florence (Smith) Johnson; married 16 Oct 1914 Thomas Ladd; apparently resumed maiden name; no legible tombstone in Sparta Cemetery]

Services for Iva P. Johnson, 86, Springfield, were held Oct. 1 in Harris Funeral Chapel in Ozark with the Rev. Carl Thompson officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery. Mrs. Johnson died Sept. 28 in Ozark Nursing Care Center after a long illness. Mrs. Johnson was a native of Sparta where she resided before moving to Springfield a few years ago. She was a beautician in Sparta for 49 years and was a member of the Sparta Baptist Church and the Eastern Star in Ozark. Survivors include nephews and cousins.

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Johnson, Iva P. 7 Jun 1896 - Sep 1982 OH 21 Oct 1982 pB6

Card of Thanks

We wish to say thank you to all of Iva Johnson’s friends and relatives for cards, prayers, visits and flowers during her illness and recent death. Special thanks to Rev. Carl Thompson and to Ozark Nursing Center for special kindness they extended.  Carole and Earl Thomas  Curt and John Thomas  Rex and Wilma Robison  Norma Workman  40-1tp

 

Johnson, J. J. 1831 - 8 Aug 1909 CCR 12 Aug 1909

[Note: married Maggie May 19 Jan 1870 - 23 May 1920; his name is possibly Johnston]

At his home in Highlandville Sunday Aug. 8, 1909, J. J. Johnson aged about 70 years. Interment was made in the Highlandville cemetery

 

Johnson, Jahu “John” 4 Nov 1837 - 28 Aug 1923 CCR 31 Aug 1923 p1

[Note: Son of Seth & Martha (York) Johnson; married Nancy M. Boles 9 Jan 1840 - 25 Nov 1926 - one child lists Nancy’s maiden name as Reed, another child says Beal, her MO DC says Boals; tombstone gives name as Jehu, but he is called John on censuses; obit is only place seen to spell name Jahu]

Jahu Johnson aged 85 years, an old resident living three miles north of Sparta, died about noon Tuesday, August 28, 1923. Funeral services conducted by Rev. A. S. Hanks were held Wednesday afternoon at the Linden cemetery. The deceased leaves the aged widow and four children, Mrs. J. W. Leonard, mother of postmaster D. C. Leonard, Judge W. M. Johnson of Sparta, J. T. Johnson of Joplin and Mrs. Emma Beamon of Los Angeles, Calif. All were present at the funeral but Mrs. Beamon.

 

Johnson, James Benton 17 Nov 1859 - 20 Jun 1942 CCR 25 Jun 1942 p1

[Note: Son of Sunimer & ? (?) Johnson; married 1884 Elizabeth Brayfield; married 1913 Bertha Owens]

James Benton Johnson, 82, native of Linden township, died Saturday, June 20, at his home south of Bruner. Funeral services were held Monday in the Sparta Funeral Chapel, by Rev. Richardson, with burial in the Sparta cemetery under the direction of Rathbun & Chaffin. He was married in 1884 to Elizabeth Brayfield, she and their two children preceding him in death. In 1913 he was married to Bertha Owens. Survivors include the widow, two sons, Charley of Strafford and Wess of Springfield, a daughter, Mrs. Laura Highland of Arapaho, Neb. He united with the church in 1910.

 

Johnson, James Byron 23 Jul 1918 - 5 Apr 1925 CCR 10 Apr 1925 p1

[Note: Son of Daniel W. & Nellie (Keithley) Johnson]

James Byron Johnson, son of Daniel and Nellie Johnson, died at the family home Sunday, April 5, 1925, aged 6 years. 10 months and 12 days. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Selmore Union church, conducted by the Rev. C, H. Briggs of the Ozark Methodist church with burial in the Selmore cemetery. Deceased leaves the parents, two brothers and three sisters to mourn their loss.

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Johnson, James Byron 23 Jul 1918 - 5 Apr 1925 CCR 10 Apr 1925 p1

Card of Thanks

We wish to thank all those who so kindly assisted us through the sickness and death of our darling little boy, Also Dr. Wade who so faithfully attended him. We appreciate beyond words the kind and comforting words spoken by Rev. Briggs. We thank you all for the beautiful flowers, especially his teacher and classmates.  Mr. and Mrs. Dan Johnson and Children

 

Johnson, James D. 31 Aug 1855 - 20 Feb 1930 CCR 27 Feb 1930

[Note: married 1873 Tempe Catherine Hiles 20 Sep 1853 - 8 Oct 1928; no MODC record found]

James Johnson was born Aug. 31, 1855, and died Feb. 20, 1930, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ola Barnes, of Joplin, Mo. He was married to Tempa Hiles in 1873 and to this union were born seven children, all having preceded their parents in death except one, Mrs. Ola Barnes. “Uncle Jim,” the name he was so well known by, was one of the charter members of the Fairview church, organized in 1884; but now a member of the Sparta Baptist church. He has been a preacher of the Gospel for several years, his whole mind was on his Savior and he was in the height of his Glory when he was telling someone the story of Jesus. It is hard to give up one of our loved ones, but we are consoled in the thought that he is happy in the arms of Jesus, and in the reunion of his beloved wife, who passed to the Great Beyond about two years ago. He leaves to mourn his death one daughter, one sister, one brother, several grandchildren and great grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at Fairview cemetery by Rev. Ross Carter with interment in Fairview cemetery.

 

Johnson, James Edward 18 Sep 1948 - 24 Mar 1989 OH 30 Mar 1989

[Note: Son of Howard & Freda (Cutbirth) Johnson; married Virginia]

James Edward Johnson, 40, of Kansas City, died March 24 at the Stelman Memorial Hospital in Smithville, following a boating accident at Smithville Lake. Services for Mr. Johnson were held March 27 at D.W. Newcomer's Sons White Chapel Funeral Home, Gladstone. Burial was in Berry, Cemetery, Kansas City. Mr. Johnson was born September 18, 1948 in Kansas City to Howard and Freda (Cutbirth) Johnson. He was an assembly iron worker in the body shop at General Motors Fairfax Plant, Kansas City. Mr. Johnson served his country in the Air Force from 1966-68. Surviving are his wife, Virginia, of the home; one daughter, Bonnie LeAnn, of the home; his mother, Freda Johnson, Ozark; one brother, Jerry, Deepwater; and one sister, Brenda Simpson, Nixa. Memorial contributions are suggested to the "Dream Factory", P.O. Box 12373, Kansas City, MO 64116. .

 

Johnson, James Evert 15 Dec 1889 - 18 Feb 1952 CCR 21 Feb 1952

[Note: Son of  James H. & Sarah A. (Gardner) Johnson; married Ivy S. 4 Apr 1894 - Nov 1979]

James Evert Johnson, 62, lifelong Sparta resident, died Monday afternoon in O’Reilly veterans hospital. Mr. Johnson, a World War I, veteran, had been in ill health for some time. He is survived by his wife, Ivy; two brothers, Arthur of Nevada, and Sherman of Springfield; and a sister, Mrs. May Davidson, of Sparta. Funeral services, under the direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark, will be held this afternoon (Thursday), at the Fairview church, with the Rev. Roy Shipman officiating. Burial will be in Monger Cemetery.

 

Johnson, James Henry 1 Sep 1855 - 26 Sep 1924 CCR 3 Oct 1924 p1

[Note: Son of Calvin & Nancy (Hart) Johnson; married  1872 Sarah Ann Gardner 16 Sep 1852 - 25 Mar 1916]

John Henry Johnson departed this life September 26th, 1924 at his old home near Sparta, Mo. And was laid to rest in the Monger Cemetery, Saturday, September 27th. The funeral arrangements were under direction of Sparta Undertaking Company, conducted by Rev. A. S. Hanks. The deceased was born near his old home where he lived at the time of his death, September 1st, 1855, being 69 years and 25 days old. He had been a member of the baptist Church some 30 years and had continued in that faith throughout his life. He was married to Sarah A. Gardner 52 years ago and to this union 9 children were born, 4 of whom with his wife, preceded him in death. His 5 remaining children, 3 boys and 2 girls, were with him during his sickness and death. They are: Mrs. T. D. Davis of Republic; Mr. S. S. Johnson of Springfield; Mrs. W. H. Davidson of Sparta; J. E. Johnson of Springfield and Arthur Johnson of Sparta. He also leaves one brother, T. B. Johnson and one sister, Mrs. Frona Bradley, both of Sparta, besides a host of other relatives and friends who mourn his departure, as a kind and loving father, neighbor and friend.

 

Johnson, James L., Dr. 1887 - 3 Oct 1953 CCR 8 Oct 1953 p1

Dr. James L. Johnson, 66 of 715 East Madison, Springfield, died at 10:10 a.m. Saturday in St. John’s Hospital  Springfield where he had been a patient 16 weeks. Dr. Johnson was an optometrist with offices in the Landers Building. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors are a son, James E. Johnson of Baldwin, Kan., a daughter, Mrs. Frank Steingrandt of New York City; and a brother, H. B. Johnson of Ozark. Funeral services were held Wednesday  morning at 10:30 at New London, Mo and burial was beside his wife there. Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Johnson attended the funeral service at New London.

 

Johnson, James S. 1 Jul 1829 - 20 Mar 1905 CCR 30 Mar 1905

[Note: married Hannah Dean ? - 1872; married Hannah Dean; married 24 Sep 1873 CCM  Sarah Ann "Sally" Boyd 20 Aug 1848 - 2 May 1930]

James S. Johnson died at his home in this city Wednesday evening March 22, 1905, aged 75 years, 8 months and 21 days. He had been seriously ill for several weeks, with but little hopes of recovery from the start, and his death was not unexpected. Services were held at the residence Thursday afternoon by Rev. W. H. Son, of the M. E. Church after which the remains were taken in charge by the officers and members of Friend Lodge, No. 352, A. F. and A. M., of which he had been a member many years, and conveyed to the city cemetery where al eloquent address was delivered by Prof. Angwin and interment given with the beautiful and impressive services of the Masonic order, conducted by G. J. Vaughan, a large concourse of brother Masons and friends being present. James Johnson was a native of Indiana, born July 1, 1829, and in that state he was married to Miss Hannah Dean, a native of Ohio, who died at Carthage, Mo. in 1872. Six children were born to this union, of who three died young, and William D. Johnson died in this county in 1884. Those living are Z. A. Johnson and Mrs. Callie Wolff, wife of David Wolff. His second marriage was with Miss Sallie Boyd, daughter of Judge Samuel Boyd, who survives. Mr. Johnson came to Christian county in 1873, and held a number of official positions in the county, having been postmaster at Chadwick for a time, postmaster at Ozark four years and county treasurer two terms; also serves s term as mayor of Ozark some years ago and was mayor at the time of his death. In his respect, the school was closed Thursday and the business houses of the city closed during the funeral. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church, faithful to his duties in every station, an honorable and upright citizen, an advocate of what right and opposed to every wrong. - He will be missed from the counsels of our city and community.

 

Johnson, Jesse James 27 Sep 1907 - 13 May 1975 OH 15 May 1975 p11

[Note: married Cora]

ROGERSVILLE - Jessie James Johnson, 68, Route 2, Rogersville, died at 6 p.m. Tuesday at his home apparently of a heart attack. Mr. Johnson was retired and had lived in Springfield for seven years after moving from Plainview, Tex. He was a member of Assembly of God Church, Ozark. Survivors are his wife, Cora; two daughters and two sons, seven sisters and five brothers; and nine grandchildren. Rivermonte of Springfield announced services.

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Johnson, Jesse James 27 Sep 1907 - 13 May 1975 OH 8 May 1975 p11

ROGERSVILLE - Jessie James Johnson, 68, Route 2, Rogersville, died at 6 p.m. Tuesday at his home apparently of a heart attack. Mr. Johnson was retired and had lived in Springfield for seven years after moving from Plainview, Tex. He was a member of Assembly of God Church, Ozark. Survivors are his wife, Cora; two daughters and two sons, seven sisters and five brothers; and nine grandchildren. Services were at 2 p.m. Friday in Rivermonte Chapel, Springfield, with the Rev. Albert Watkins officiating. Burial was in a Rivermonte Cemetery, Springfield.

 

Johnson, Jewell Fern (Johnson) Winslow 23 May 1923 - 6 Jul 1985 OH 11 Jul 1985 p9

[Note: Daughter of John Francis & Emma Daisy (Shipman) Johnson; married 8 Apr 1941 Clyde Wesley Winslow 13 Nov 1921 - 12 Sep 2007; resumed maiden name]

Graveside services for Fern Johnson, 62, Highlandville, were held July 9 in Shipman Cemetery near Sparta with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was under the direction of Harris Funeral Home, Ozark. Mrs. Johnson died July 6 in Riverview Manor, Ozark, after an illness of one year. A homemaker, she had been a resident of Christian County and the Highlandville community all of her life. She was a member of Victory Baptist church south of Ozark. Survivors include two sons, Wesley Winslow, Highlandville, and Robert M. Winslow, Kansas City; a daughter, Loretta Jean Maples, Niangua; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Sylvia Phillips, Golda Allen, and Gladys Haslip, all of Ozark; and a brother, Basil Johnson, Ozark

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Johnson, Jewell Fern (Johnson) Winslow 23 May 1923 - 6 Jul 1985 OH 11 Jul 1985 pB11

Public Notices

The residents and staff of Ozark Riverview Manor wish to express our sympathy to the family of Fern Johnson,. She will be missed by all of us at the nursing home.  261tc

 

Johnson, Jim “Sonny” 7 Feb 1941 - 7 Feb 2004 SN-L 10 Feb 2004

[Note: Son of James Albert & Goldie Mae (Menzie) Johnson; married 23 Oct 1993  D. Annette "Cookie" Logsdon]

Mr. Jim "Sonny" Johnson, 62, passed away at 5:50 p.m. Saturday, February 7, 2004, in his home in rural Ash Grove. He was born February 7, 1941, in Springfield, Missouri, to James Albert and Goldie Mae (Menzie) Johnson. Jim lived in the Lawrence County Community for the past nine years. He retired from Roadway Express in 1995 after 24 years of service. He owned and operated Sonny's Small Engine Repair in Mount Vernon. Jim was a member of Teamsters Local 245, Pleasant View Baptist Church and an army Veteran serving from November 1, 1963, through June 30, 1969, during the Vietnam era. he was also an "avid deer hunter". On October 23, 1993, he married D. Annette "Cookie" Logsdon in Bolivar, Missouri. She survives. Additional survivors include one son, Shannon Johnson and his wife, Teresa, of Springfield; two daughters, Kimberly Faught and her husband, Rodney, Springfield, and Melissa McCauley and husband, Steve, Ozark; 1 step-son, Scott Hatch and wife, Carrie, Virginia Beach, Virginia; one step-daughter, Julie Harvey and husband, Mike, Guthrie, Oklahoma. Ten grandchildren, Brandi Fetterhoff, Fair Grove; Sierra Faught, Springfield; Ashley and Tanner Forshee, Sara McCauley, all of Ozark; Makenzie and Cole Johnson of Springfield; Brennan, Mason and Casey Harvey of Guthrie, Oklahoma. One great-grandson, Cameron Fetterhoff, Fair Grove. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Shirley Henry. Services, under the direction of Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, Mt. Vernon, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 11, 2004, in the Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 10, 2004, in the funeral home. Burial will follow in the White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Springfield, with full military honors. Memorial Contributions may be made to the donor's choice, in care of the funeral home.

 

Johnson, Jim E. 8 Apr 1908 – 6 Oct 1995

[Note: Son of John E. & Myrtle E. (Moore) Johnson; married 21 Dec 1931 Lois Elene Hall]

Jim E. Johnson. 87, Sparta, died Friday, Oct. 6. 1995, in Extended Care Unit, Doctors Hospital. He was born April 8, 1908, in Pansy, Mo., and was the son of John E. and Myrtle E. Moore Johnson. On December 21, 1931, he was united in marriage to Lois Elene Hall, in Ava. Mr. Johnson was a farmer and a lifelong resident of Douglas County. Survivors include five sons, Andy, Amos, James W. Johnson, all of Wichita, Kansas, Johnnie Johnson, Ava, and Steve Johnson, Nixa; three daughters, Nyla Barter, Wichita, Ks., Jana Williams, Grove, Tx, and Kathryn Booth, Sparta; two brothers, Tom Johnson, Springfield, and Dearl Johnson, Sparta; a sister, Minta Coffer, Sparta; a sister-in-law, Joyce Horner. Bradleyville; sixteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren: one great-great-grandson; other relatives; and friends. Preceding him in death were his wife, Lois; a granddaughter, LuAnn; two brothers, Jess and Buck; and two sisters, Bertie Shorn and Ersie Daves. Graveside funeral services were Sunday in Hall Cemetery, Douglas County, under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Gale Hanley officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Hall Cemetery.

 

Johnson, John 10 Sep 1887 - 6 Nov 1968 SL-P 5 Nov 1968

[Note: Son of  Horace & Nancy Ann (Hart) Johnson]

John Johnson, 81, Sparta, died at 6:05 p.m. Monday in Bilyeu Nursing Home in Ozark.  He was a longtime resident of Sparta, except for 20 years in Springfield where he was an employee of Producers Produce Company.  Mr. Johnson is survived by five nephews and a niece.  Services will be announced by Harris of Ozark.  (Springfield Leader-Press – 5 November 1968)

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Johnson, John 10 Sep 1887 - 6 Nov 1968       CCR 7 Nov 1968 p8

[Note: Son of  Horace & Nancy Ann (Hart) Johnson]

John Johnson, 81, Sparta, died at 6:05 p.m. Monday in Bilyeu Nursing Home in Ozark. He was a longtime resident of Sparta, except for 20 years in Springfield where he was an employee of Producers Produce Company. Mr. Johnson is survived by five nephews and a niece. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Harris Chapel, Ozark with Dwayne Bray officiating,. Burial will be in Monger Cemetery north of Sparta

 

Johnson, John ? - ? CCH-N 7 Jan 2009

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Johnson, Kathleen (McHaffie) ? - ? CCH-N 7 Jan 2009

            John Johnson of Black, and Kathleen McHaffie were married Dec. 31, 1953. They lived in Springfield until 1972, them moved to Bruner. They have three boys, Andy and wife Carolyn and daughters Brianna of Minnesota; Ivan, sons Justin and Jannis of Bruner; and Larry and wife Glenda, children, Kayla and Trent, Rogersville. They celebrated their 55th with the children at the home Dec. 24.


Johnson, John Adam 5 Feb 1937 - 22 Mar 2006 SN-L 24 Mar 2006

[Note: Son of Lex Carl & Ernestine Dolly (Hembree) Johnson; married 17 Nov 1964 Shirley Whaley]

John Adam Johnson, 69, Verona, departed this life and went to be with his Lord and Saviour Wednesday morning, March 22, 2006. He was born February 5, 1937, in Galena, Mo., to Lex Carl and Ernestine Dolly (Hembree) Johnson. John was united in marriage to Shirley Whaley on November 17, 1964. He worked at Pierce's Amoco Station at Glenstone and Bennett in Springfield from 1964 until he retired in 2004. He attended the Clever Full Gospel Church and was proud to say "I'm Pentecostal". His motto was "Singing for Jesus and loving it." He was very close to his family and he enjoyed going to Old Time camp meetings in the summer. Other favorite pastimes were fishing, hunting, and taking his grandkids squirrel hunting. During John's courageous battle with cancer, his faith in God never wavered. His parents, two brothers, and four sisters preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Shirley, of the home; three sons, John Rice, Fair Grove, Eddie Rice and wife, Sharon, Willard, Tracy Johnson and wife, Sheryl, Verona; two daughters and their husbands, Cindy and Phillip Taylor, Chula Vista, Calif., and Teresa and Michael Williams, Springfield; seven grandchildren; four brothers; his father-in-law, Charles "Red" Whaley, Ozark; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Clever Full Gospel Church, with Rev. Nilene McKnight officiating, under direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Clever. Burial will be in Maple Park Cemetery, Aurora. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today in Meadors Funeral Home, Clever. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Johnson, John Elbert 1882 - 8 May 1957 CCR 16 May 1957 p 4

Funeral services for John Elbert Johnson, 73, who died Wednesday, May 8 in a Springfield hospital were held Friday, May 10 at 2:00 p.m. in the Mound Baptist Church with Rev. Ralph Holland officiating. Burial was in Hall Cemetery under direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Nixa. He lived most of his life in the Keltner community and was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include five sons, James and Elbert Johnson of Keltner, Jesse Johnson of Bradleyville, Thomas Johnson of Springfield and Dearl Johnson of Fairfax, Mo.; three daughters, Mrs. Minnie Coffer of Keltner, Mrs. Birtie Short of Sparta and Mrs. Ercie Davis of Springfield, 28 grandchildren and four great grandchildren, one brother, William Johnson of Springfield, two sisters, Mrs. Mary Wright and Mrs. Della Maggard, both of Springfield.

 

Johnson, John Franklin 7 Jan 1878 - 22 Jan 1933 CCR 23 Feb 1933 p1

[Note: Son of Solomon & Mary Ann (Shipman) Johnson; married 24 Jun 1900 Nellie M. McCoy 9 May 1880 - 29 Dec 1907; married 1927 Mary (?) Noble]

J.F. Johnson, 55, who died at his home south of Sparta on Monday morning was born Jan. 7, 1878 in the same neighborhood in which he died. He spent his entire life in this neighborhood among his relatives and friends. His loyalty to friends, his straight forward, steadfast purpose, his true and honorable citizenship won for him the respect and admiration of those who knew him and understood him. On June 24, 1900 he was married to Nell McCoy. To this union were born four children, Raymond, Roma, Frankie and Gwendolyn. In 1907, Mrs. Johnson died leaving him with three small children. A short time later Raymond died leaving him with the two daughters who are Mrs. Chas. Weter of Sparta and Mrs. Howard Chapman of Denver, CO. Although a young man when he lost his wife he didn’t hasten to remarry but remained single for more than 20 years when he was married to Mrs. Mary Noble, his present wife. He is survived by his wife, the two daughters, one step-daughter, four grandchildren, three brothers, Isom, William, Sollie, all of Sparta. Two sisters Mrs. J.R. Bird of Springfield and Mrs. Frank Gibson of Sparta, a number of nephews and nieces and other relatives. He was converted about 18 years ago. He was baptized and joined the Fairview Baptist church. He was accepted by the I.O.O.F. Lodge about 30 years ago and remained loyal to that cause so long as it was possible for him to do so. Funeral services were held at Sparta Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Caughron. Interment was at Sparta cemetery under the direction of Klepper Undertaking Co.

 

Johnson, John W. 20 Aug 1881 - 25 Dec 1959       CCR 7 Jan 1960 p4

[Note: married Betty Ginger 23 Mar 1893 - 15 Jun 1985]

Funeral services for John W. Johnson, 78, of Nixa, who died Dec. 25 at Fayetteville, Ark. where he was a patient at Veterans Hospital, were held Dec. 28 at 2 p.m. in the Harris Funeral Chapel at Nixa, with Rev. Roscoe Harding officiating. Burial was in Payne Cemetery under direction of Harris Funeral Home of Nixa. A native of the Nixa community, he resided there most of his life, and was a farmer. He was a veteran of the Philippine Insurrection. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Betty Johnson, of the home at Nixa.

 

Johnson, John William 26 Jan 1886 - 25 Sep 1931 CCR 1 Oct 1931 p1

[Note: Son of James Monroe & Mary Jane (Hiles) Johnson; married Alice; died at St. Joseph MO]

Wm. Johnson died Sept. 25, 1931, at the age of 45 years. Funeral services were held Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. at Fairview with burial in the Fairview cemetery under direction of Otto Rathbun of Sparta and T.B. Chaffin of Ozark.

 

Johnson, Johnny Lee 2 Jul 1977 - 17 Dec 1980 OH 14 Dec 1978 p1

[Note: Son of  Carnel "Balley" & Patricia (Hursh) Johnson]

Benefit Gospel Singing

This is Johnny Johnson, 17-month-old son of  Carnel (Bally) and Patty Johnson of Chadwick. Johnny returned home Saturday night after spending four weeks in the Springfield and St. Louis hospitals where it was determined that he has leukemia. In order to help this family in their hour of need, we are asking that you join us in prayers and financial support. There will be a fund raising Gospel Singing and Pie Supper at the Chadwick School Gym (sponsored by the Chadwick Baptist Temple) Saturday Dec, 16 at 7:00 p.m. We are inviting everyone to come and help out, Donations may also be made to the “Johnny Johnson Trust Fund” at the Citizen’s Bank of Sparta, Sparta, Missouri 65763.

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Johnson, Johnny Lee 2 Jul 1977 - 17 Dec 1980 OH 25 Dec 1980 p5

Services for Johnny Lee Johnson, 3, Chadwick, were held Saturday in Chadwick Baptist Temple with the Revs. Jerry Loveland and Randy Sisco officiating. Burial was in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark. The child died last Wednesday in Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, after a two year illness. Survivals include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carnel (Balley) Johnson of the home and grandparents, Mrs. Huba Johnson, Sparta and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hursh, Chadwick, Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Hull,. Bruner, Mrs. Callie Hursh, Chadwick and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Shipman, Ava; also an uncle, Clarence John, Sparta

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Johnson, Johnny Lee 2 Jul 1977 - 17 Dec 1980  OH 1 Jan 1981

Card of Thanks

Words cannot begin to express our thanks and appreciation for all the many deeds that have been extended to us during the illness and death of our son and grandson. We would also like to that the churches and the many people who helped with the Trust Fund for Johnny Lee at the beginning of his 2 year illness. Thanks for all the cards, flowers, prayers, food, calls, words of kindness, and help in every way. We would like to thank the Rev. Randy Sisco and Rev. Jerry Loveland and their wives, for their comfort they gave us with their trip to St. Louis. Thanks go to the preachers, singers and pallbearers and to Harris Funeral Home for their kindness. . Thanks to everyone, May God’s richest blessings come to you abundantly.  The Family of Johnny Lee Johnson  Bally & Pat Johnson  Joe & Hazel Hursh  Huba Johnson  Callie Hursh

 

Johnson, Julia (Leerry) 11 Apr 1883 - 14 Apr 1949 CCR 21 Apr 1949

[Note: Daughter of James & Kathleen (Larkin) Leery; married George R. Johnson]

Mrs. Julia Johnson passed away Thursday morning after a long illness at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Gene Neyer in Aurora. Her body was shipped to Chicago, IL, for burial beside her husband who preceded her in death some years ago. Besides her daughter, she is survived by a son in Chicago. Rosary services were held Thursday evening in the Marsh funeral home in Aurora. Those attending from here were Mr. H. J. Neyer, Mrs. Eugenia Berghaus, Mrs. John Nagle, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Netzer and Mr. and Mrs. Matt Netzer.

 

Johnson, Kate M. (Horton) 26 Jan 1918 - 14 Mar 2004 SN-L 16 Mar 2004

[Note: Daughter of  James Lee &  Lula Bruce (Jackson) Horton; married Roy D. Johnson 5 Aug 1914 - 9 Nov 1980]

Kate M. Johnson, 86, of Springfield, passed from this life Sunday, March 14, 2004, in Cox Medical Center South, following a short illness. Mrs. Johnson was born January 26, 1918, in Christian County, Mo., to James and Lula Horton. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 47 years, Roy D. Johnson; son, Orland "Pete" Johnson; two brothers, Floyd Horton and Louis Horton; grandson, Larry Johnson; and great-granddaughter, Tiffany Johnson. She was a long time member of Westport Assembly of God Church and currently a member of Central Assembly of God. She is survived by two sons, Morris and Erika Johnson, and Jim Johnson, of Springfield.; two daughters, Delores and Tom Peebles, of Springfield, and Sue and Bob Wilson, of Lebanon, Mo.; daughter-in-law, Berniece Johnson, Springfield; one sister, Jenny Dalton, of Springfield; 15 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren ; many nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Greenlawn North with Dr. Charles Harris and Rev. Larry Hartman officiating. Burial will follow in Eastlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight, March 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.

 

Johnson, Kathern Lorene (Miller) Brannock 1914 - Aug 1972 OH 31 Aug 1972 p3

[Note: married 18 Nov 1937 Daniel Leonard Brannock; married second Almus Johnson]

ROGERSVILLE - Mrs. Kathern Lorene Johnson, 58, Rogersville, died at 4:50 p.m. Wednesday in Cox Medical Center, Springfield, after a seven- month illness. She was a native of Springfield and lived in Rogersville for eight years. Survivors include her husband, Almus; five sons, Daniel Brannock, 1332 East Division, Charles Brannock, 2116 West Olive, James Brannock, 3550 West Highway 266; Willard and Stanley Brannock, both of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Patsy Kaye Bennitt, Renondo Beach, Calif.; a brother, Lloyd Miller, Elmwood; a half-brother, Dick Miller of Fordland; a half-sister, Mrs. Ethel Gransteffs, Marshall and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Marsh Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Hubert Swearengin officiating. Burial was in the Palmetto Cemetery, northwest of Republic.

 

Johnson, Kenneth Neal “Duck” 27 Jul 1938 - 8 Feb 1992   NN-E 13 Feb 1992

[Note: Son of Carl & Euna (   ) Johnson]

Kenneth Neal “Duck” Johnson, 53, Ozark, formerly of Ava, died at 3:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb 8, 1992 at his home following a sudden illness. He was born July 27, 1938 in Arvin, Calif, the son of Carl and Euna Johnson, He was co-owner of Johnson Electric in Ava where he was an electrician and plumber. Survivors include his parents, Carl and Euna Johnson: a son Alan Johnson, Freeman; two daughters, Carole McKeehan and Cathy Johnson, both of Belton; his fiancee, Pat Glenn, Ozark; four grandchildren; four brothers, Raymond Johnson, Prosper, Texas, Gary Johnson, Grandview. Danny Johnson and Jimmy Johnson, both of Ava; four sisters, Dorothy Siler, Darlene Davis, Luetta Mitchell and Joyce Harper, all of Ava.  Services were held Tuesday in Clinkenbeard Chapel, Ava, with the Revs. Floyd Roberts and Vernon Fuller officiating. Burial followed in Jenkins Cemetery, Ava.

 

Johnson, Kenny 14 Dec 1941 - 18 Dec 2001 SN-L 19 Dec 2001

[Note: Son of Glenn David & Maribelle (Diel) Johnson; married Mary Lou Garrison 18 Sep 1946 - 16 Sep 1996 ; married Debra]

Kenny Johnson, 60, Ozark, passed away Monday, December 17, 2001, in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born December 14, 1941, the son of Glenn David and Maribelle (Diel) Johnson. He served his country in the U.S. Army as a Medic. Kenny retired from Dayco after 38 years of service. His first wife, Mary Lou (Garrison) Johnson, preceded him in death, as well as his parents. Survivors include his wife, Debra; a daughter, Tara Detherow and her husband, Henry of Ozark; two grandchildren, Cheyenne and Cooper; a sister, Katheryn Little of Ozark; a brother, Robert Johnson and his wife, Cherrie of Springfield; three step-children, Darrell Johnson and his wife, Renee of Branson, Vanessa Owens and her husband, Robert of Sparta and Beverly Parent of the home; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins; and many friends. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Larry Winfree and Darrell Hinds officiating. Burial will follow in Selmore Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Springfield News Leader, December 19, 2001.

 

Johnson, Kimberly Joe 15 Feb 1959 - 25 Mar 1967 CCR 30 Mar 1967 p1

[Note: Daughter of  Lloyd & Patricia (McHaffie) Johnson]

Funeral services for Kimberly Joe Johnson, 8, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Johnson, 640 South Western, Springfield, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with Gene Gardner officiating.  Burial was in Temple Hill Cemetery.  Kimberly died Saturday of injuries suffered when the car she was riding in skidded on wet pavement on U.S. 60 about 2 miles south of Springfield, crashed into the end of a bridge and burst into flames.

 

 

Johnson, L. Raymond 23 May 1916 - 6 Feb 2008 SN-L 8 Feb 2008

[Note: Son of Andrew Thomas & Mary Anna Mae (Braden) Johnson; married 18 Mar 1937 Martha Jane Davenport]

L. Raymond Johnson was born in Elkhead, Mo., on May 23, 1916, to Andrew Thomas and Mary Anna Mae (Braden) Johnson. He passed away February 6, 2008, in Springfield. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was united in marriage to Martha Jane Davenport on March 18, 1937, and to this union four children were born. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents as well as his wife, Jane, who died July 26, 2006. Survivors include a son, Lloyd Edward Johnson and wife, Joyce, of Ava; daughters, Sue Swearengin of Overland Park, Kan., Linda Johnson of Covington, La., and Becky McBride of Springfield; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; a sister, Hazel Whitted; and numerous other loving relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2008, at 11 a.m. in the Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home Chapel at Rivermonte, 4500 S. Lone Pine, Springfield. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service beginning at 10 a.m. Interment will follow the service in the Dogwood Cemetery in Douglas County, Mo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to James River Care Center, 3550 E. Battlefield, Springfield, MO 65809. Online condolences may be made at www.klingner-cope.com.

 

Johnson, Larry Dean 14 Apr 1939 - 25 Sep 2011 CCH-N 5 Oct 2011

[Note: Son of Orville & Marguerite (Helton) Johnson; married Cipri; married 1991 Elaine]

Larry Dean Johnson died in Chesapeake, Sept. 25, 2011. Johnson was born April 14, 1939, to Orville and Marguerite (Helton) Johnson in Orange County, Calif. Johnson was preceded in death by his parents; his beautiful daughter, Teeny; and sisters, Pat Dickinson, Marilyn Herndon, Orvalyn Daniel and Shirley White. He is survived by: his wife of 20 years, Elaine; the mother of his children Cipri Mestes; brother, Ralph; sisters Vivian Hendrickson, Alice Rodgers, Mary Byrd and Carolyn Napolitano, and their spouses; children Natalie Thrasher, Leroy Mansfield, Sheila McCarty and Eric Hammer, and their spouses; grandchildren Christine, Cindy, Candice, Austin, Abagail, Liberty, Jonathan and Tyler; great-grandchildren, Aaliah, Jordon, Logan, Paisley and a May baby on the way; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation will be from 9:30-11:00 a.m., with services at 11 a.m., on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Burial will follow the service in Pritchett Cemetery, Chesapeake. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.

 

Johnson, Larry Gene 2 May 1961 - 8 Jun 1971   CCR 17 Jun 1971 p8

[Note: Son of Morris & Linda (Kyle) Johnson]

Funeral services for Larry G. Johnson, 10. son of Morris Johnson, Springfield and Mrs. Linda Johnson, Springfield, were at 2 p.m. Friday in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. E. I. Moore officiating. Burial was in McHaffie Cemetery, north of Bruner. The body was killed at 5:30 a.m. Thursday when a tree under which he was standing near Bonna boat ramp on Stockton Reservoir about five miles south of Stockton was struck by lighting. Surviving are his parents; a sister, Kalyn, Springfield; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Johnson, Springfield and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Kyle, Springfield. The boy was a fourth grade student at Horace Mann School and was a member of the Hickory Hills Boy Scout troop in Springfield.

 

Johnson, Larry Oakley 17 Mar 1928 - 25 Feb 2003 SN-L 27 Feb 2003

[Note: Son of Oakley Davis & Hazel Leona (Snider) Johnson; married 1950 Mildred Virginia "Mickey" Johnson]

Larry Oakley Johnson, age 74, of Sparta, passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2003 in his home. He was born March 17, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Oakley Davis Johnson and Hazel Leona Snider Johnson. He served his country in the U.S. Marines during World War II. He married Mildred Virginia "Mickey" Johnson fifty-three years ago. They lived in Michigan and Paris, Tennessee, before moving to this area five years ago. Larry retired from Operating Engineers Union as a crane operator. He collected steam engines and was involved in showing them. He also enjoyed his Model T. He was always there for his family, and enjoyed fixing things for them. His wife, Mickey, preceded him in death on November 12, 2002. He was also preceded in death by two sons, Larry Johnson and Lon Johnson. Survivors include his daughter, Linda Johnson, Chestnut Ridge; three grandchildren, Larry Voight, Timothy Johnson and Lindsay Johnson; a sister, Patricia Duffy, Florida; a brother-in-law, Henry P. Geller, Ohio; and other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Joel Childers officiating. Springfield News-Leader, February 27 2003.

 

Johnson, Laura (Wampler) Frazier 20 Jun 1879 - 3 Sept 1975

[Note: Daughter of John Wilson & Elizabeth (Huff) Wampler; married 30 Oct 1898 George W. Frazier 24 Aug 1878 - 3 Sep 1899; married 11 Oct 1901 William Robert “Bob” Johnson 12 Jul 1869 - 2 Nov 1948]

Services for Mrs. Laura Johnson, 96, of 515 Mt. Vernon, will be at 10:30 a.m. today in Rivermonte Chapel with Dr. T. T. Crabtree officiating.  Burial will be in Frazier Chapel Cemetery, west of Nixa.  Mrs. Johnson died at 9 p.m. Wednesday in St. Vincent’s Hospital, Monett, after a long illness.  Survivors include a son, Fred, of 2118 Kings; two brothers, Lloyd Wampler, Springfield, and Oliver Wampler, Louisville, Ky.; a sister, Mrs. Stella Irvin, Clever; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Note: this clipping from the collection of Audrey (King) Maples has a handwritten date of September 3, 1975 in the margin.    Contributed by Rada Beth (Hayden) Maples.

 

Johnson Laura L. (McCullough) 15 Jul 1912 -28 Feb. 1996 CCH-N 6 Mar 1996

[Note: Daughter of Robert & Emma (Thomas) McCullough; married Arthur Johnson]

Laura L Johnson, 83, of Ozark, formerly of Ava, died at 11:05 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28, 1996, in her home. Laura was born July 15, 1912, in Tigeress, the daughter of Robert and Emma Thomas McCullough. She was a homemaker and worked at Fasco, Inc. She also owned and operated Eat-A-Bite Cafe, Ozark. She was a Christian of the Baptist faith, and was active with Ava Senior Citizens before leaving Ava. She is survived by: a daughter and her husband, Roma and Tony Evans; two grandchildren, Tammy Riley and her husband, Charles, and Tony L. Evans, Jr., all of Ozark; and two great-grandchildren, Ashley and Nicholas. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Arthur; her parents; five brothers; and four sisters. Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 2, 1996, in Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, with burial following in Arden Cemetery.

 

Johnson, Lee R. (White) 29 Jan 1894 - 24 Jun 1978  OH 29 Jun 1978 p10

BRANSON - Services for Mrs. Lee R. Johnson, 84, Branson, was at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Whelchel Chapel with the Rev. Bob Grady officiating. Burial was in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Johnson died Saturday in the Christian County Nursing Home, Ozark, after a long illness. She was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Francis Phillips, Live Oak, Calif., and Mrs. Freida Lord, Protem; a brother, Jim White, Clinton; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Mamie Rogers, Branson and Mrs. Bessie Ford, Gravois Mills, two stepsons, W. J. “Bill” Johnson, Forsyth and Andrew Johnson, Jacksonville, Fla.; nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The family will be in the funeral home from 7 - 8 tonight.

 

Johnson, Lena (Roberts) 10 Jun 1903 - 17 Jul 1997  CCH-N  26 Jul 1997

[Note: Daughter of William David & Athelia Clementine “Clemie“ (Griffith) Roberts; married 1920 Fray Johnson]

Lena Roberts Johnson, 94, Ozark, died Thursday, July 17, 1997, in Sullivan Park Care Center, Veradale, Washington. She was born June 10, 1903, in Hassan in the northeast corner of the Oklahoma Territory. She was the only child of William David and Athelia Clementine (Griffith) Roberts. She spent her early years living in several towns as her father taught school and attended law school. When her father passed the bar, they made Gainesville their home. She graduated from Gainesville High School and attended Southwest Missouri State University. In 1920 she married Fray Johnson in Gainesville. They purchased the Ford Agency in Ozark in 1923. Mr. Johnson died in 1943. She sold the business and went to work for the O.P.A. In 1944 she was transferred to O'Reilly Hospital in Springfield where she remained for the duration of World War II. Mrs. Johnson managed the Ozark School cafeteria for 25 years before retirement in 1971. She continued to work part-time for the Christian County Library for several years. She was a charter member of the Modern Seekers Club of Ozark, a member and Past Matron of Eastern Star, and member of White Shrine. She was active in the women’s organizations of the Ozark Presbyterian Church, where she taught Sunday school and helped with Bible school. For a short time she belonged to the Ozark Garden Club and Study Club. Mrs. Johnson loved to play bridge and was a member of several groups. Fray and Lena Johnson had two children. Her son, Dr. William Johnson, preceded her in death on April 30, 1993. Survivors include: her daughter, Mary Barbara Johnson Buteux and her husband, William S. of Veradale, Washington; a daughter-in-law, Martha Johnson, Springfield; granddaughter, Cynthia Jane Buteux Brewster and her husband, Robert, and their daughter Shannon Mary of Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, grandson Douglas Buteux of Woodenville, Washington, grandson, Dr. Jeffrey Johnson, and wife, Marcia, and their children, Jennifer, Kate and Chip, and grandson David Johnson and wife, Diane, and their children, Drew, Elizabeth and Ben, all of Springfield, and granddaughter, Judith Johnson Moore of Fayetteville, Arkansas, and her son, Jason, of Los Angeles, California. A remembrance service was held Wednesday, July 23, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial was in Ozark Cemetery. Mrs. Johnson requested that in lieu of flowers, all donations be made to the Ozark Presbyterian Church Women’s Tuesday Group, PO Box 328, Ozark, Missouri, 65721.

 

Johnson, Dorothy I. (Wright) 4 Aug 1920 - 6 Apr 1998  CCH-N 15 Apr 1998

[Note: Daughter of Archie & Mary (Johnson) Wright; married 4 Oct 1936 Louie Johnson]

Dorothy I. Johnson, age 77, of Elkhead, died Monday, April 6 1998, following a year long battle with cancer. She was born August 4, 1920, in Douglas County, and was the daughter of Archie and Mary (Johnson) Wright. On Oct. 4, 1936 she married Louie Johnson and resided in Elkhead community since that time. Preceding her in death were: her parents; three brothers, Austin, Lawrence and Foster Wright and five sisters, Esta Johnson, Ethel Maggard, Coyee Willis, Laura Hunt, and Trudy Sullivan; two infant sons; and an infant grandchild. Survivors include: her husband, Louie, of the home; three daughters and their husbands, Bonnie and Todd Walker, Oldfield; Frances and Bruce Miller, Springfield; and Donna and Russell Shortt, Ozark; nine grandchildren, Mike and David Walker, Debra Williams, Kim Carpenter, Greg and Steve Braden, and Kristina, Ricky and Danny Shortt; nine great-grandchildren, Bradley, Daphne, arid Kendle Walker, Jeremy and Jody Hull, Kraig and Kendra Walker and Jason and Matt Carpenter;a brother Dillard Wright, Springfield; and a sister, Bydge Swearingin, Springfield. Dorothy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister who will be greatly missed by all of those whose lives she touched. Funeral services were Thursday, April 9, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Charles Eakins officiating. Burial was in Swearengin Cemetery, in Douglas County. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Missouri.

 

Johnson, Edith E.  (Eby) Ladd 26 Feb 1906 – 19 Feb 2001 CCH-N 7 Mar 2001

[Note: Daughter of John & Mary (Compo) Eby; married 18 Dec 1925 Alan Ladd]

Edith E. (Ladd) Johnson, 94, Sparta. passed away Monday, Feb. 19, 2001 in Ozark Nursing and Care Center, Ozark. She was born Feb. 26, 1906 in Croghan, N.Y., the daughter of John and Mary (Compo) Eby. On Dec. 18. 1925, Edith was united in marriage to Alan Ladd in Sault Sainte Marie, Mich., and to this union five children were born. Edith was a homemaker who enjoyed and loved taking care of her family. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend to all who knew her. She was preceded in death by both of her parents; husband Alan Ladd; and brother Theodore Eby. Edith is survived by two daughters, Barbara Gates, Sparta, Shirley Crampton and husband Chuck, Tallahassee, Fla.; three sons, Merle Ladd and wife Pat; Tallahassee. Fla., Jack Ladd and wife Janet, Clermont, Fla., and Douglas Ladd and wife Jo, Yuma. Ariz.; sister Vivian Tackley, St. Petersburg, Flu.; brother John Eby, Sault Sainte Marie, Mich.: twenty grandchildren; forty-two great-grandchildren and twelve great-great-grandchildren. Memorial services were Feb. 22 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor David Clouse officiating.

 

Johnson, Edward Simon 23 May 1928 - 23 May 2009 SN-L 26 May 2009

[Note: Son of Fredrick Palmer & Louise (Simon) Johnson; married 1953 Nancy Ballard]

Edward Simon Johnson was born May 23, 1928, in Lakewood, Ohio, and passed away peaceably with his family at his side on May 23, 2009, in Springfield, Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fredrick Palmer Johnson and Louise Simon Johnson. Ed is survived by his wife of 56 years, Nancy Ballard Johnson; two sons, Fredrick "Rick” Palmer Johnson of Tucson, Ariz., and James "Jim” Ballard Johnson of Nixa, Mo.; and his sister, Mary Nowak of Needham, Mass. He is also survived by five grandchildren, James Ballard Johnson II, Edward "Ted” Johnson, Jennifer Daniels Johnson, James Palmer Johnson, and Anna Elizabeth Johnson; as well as nieces and nephews, Kenneth Nowak, John Nowak, Peter Nowak, Christina Bunce, Thomas Nowak and Ron Rabakukk. Known as "Eddie” in childhood, he was an Eagle Scout with Troop 1 in Springfield, Mo. He was a 1946 graduate of Springfield Senior High, where he lettered in basketball and track. He pledged with Sigma Nu fraternity at Drury College before transferring to Purdue University, where he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Upon graduation from Purdue, Ed joined Emerson Electric Company in St. Louis. In 1961, he became the first plant manager of the Emerson Electric plant in Russellville, Ky. In 1969, he was promoted to Executive Vice President-Manufacturing of E. L. Weigand Co., a division of Emerson, in Pittsburgh, Pa. in 1973, he was promoted to VP - International for Emerson Motor Division in St. Louis. After retirement he joined Fasco, a division of British Tire and Rubber as VP - International and later founded his own international consulting firm. On August 2, 1990, he was held hostage in Kuwait during Saddam Hussein's invasion of that country. He was freed September 3 of that same year along with five other captives by Reverend Jesse Jackson. Ed was an avid golfer and a member of Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pennsylvania for over 35 years. He was a lifelong supporter of Purdue University and great fan of Purdue Boilermaker athletics. There will be a private family graveside service in Hazelwood Cemetery, under the direction of Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel. A celebratory service will be held at a later date. Contributions in memory of Ed can be made to Purdue University - Mechanical Engineering Department, West Lafayette, Ind.

 

Johnson, Elbert “Buck” 11 Dec 1916 - 24 Sep 1977 OH 29 Sep 1977 p12

[Note: married Huba Hull]

SPARTA - Services for Elbert “Buck” Johnson, 60, Sparta, were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Union Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. Carl Thompson and James Applegate officiating. Burial was in Hall Cemetery in Douglas County under direction of Adams of Ozark. Mr. Johnson died Saturday at 11 p.m. in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield after a long illness. He was a World War II veteran and an employe of Fasco Industries. Survivors include his wife, Huba; two sons, Clarence of Sparta and Carnel of Chadwick; three brothers, Jim of Sparta, William T. of Springfield and Dearl of Fairfax; three sisters, Mrs. Minta Coffer, Springfield, Mrs. Ercie Davis, Springfield and Mrs. Bertia Shortt, Chadwick, and three grandchildren.

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Johnson, Elbert “Buck” 11 Dec 1916 - 24 Sep 1977 OH 6 Oct  1977 p10

We would like to express our many thanks to all our friends and relatives for the food, flowers and prayers and visits in the loss of our husband, dad and brother.  The Elbert “Buck” Johnson Family.

 

Johnson, Elbert Wells 1884 - 28 Jan 1954 CCR 4 Feb 1954 p4

[Note: Son of Joseph & Elizabeth (Hart) Johnson; married Rosa]

Funeral services for Elbert Wells Johnson, 69, who died January 28 at his farm home near Dogwood were held Monday at 2 o’clock in the Dogwood Church, with the Reverend Reg M. Mapes officiating. Burial was in the Dogwood Cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. He was born at the farm where he lived at the time of his death. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Rosa Johnson; two brothers, W. M. Johnson of Springfield and C. H. Johnson of Sidney, Neb. and a sister, Mrs. Rachel Spencer of Linden, Mo.

 

Johnson, Eldon A. “Fred” 1913 - Jun 1976 OH 17 Jun 1976 p7

[Note: Son of Ernest & Lottie Orlena (Weisenberg) Johnson; married Jewell m/1 Murphy]

Eldon A. “Fred” Johnson, 62 of 2610 Cherry, died at 11 a.m. Monday in St. John’s Hospital after a long illness. He was a former resident of Taney County and had lived in Springfield since 1940. He was a retired Frisco Railway crane operator and a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Jewell; four daughters, Mrs. Helen Smith, 3809 Nichols, Mrs. Arlene Taylor, Republic, Mrs. Freda Smith, Branson, Mrs. Lottie Holmes, Independence, Kan; two sisters, Mrs. Treva Thompson, Nixa and Mrs. Luella Holloway, Westville, Okla.; a step-son, Robert Murphy, 2318 South Dollison; his step-mother, Mrs. Nannie Melton, Taneyville; two half-brothers, Ivan Johnson, Kansas City and Dale Johnson, Sacramento, Calif.; a half-sister, Mrs. Ethel Metcalf, Bradleyville; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Greenlawn will announce arrangements,

 

Johnson, Ellen 23 Feb 1886 - 16 Jan 1965 CCR 21 Jan 1965 p1

[Note: Daughter of  Horace & Nancy Ann (Hart) Johnson]

Funeral services for Miss Ellen Johnson, 78, a lifelong resident of Sparta, were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Harris Chapel here, with burial in Monger Cemetery near Sparta. Miss Johnson died at 4:25 p.m. Saturday at Springfield Baptist Hospital. She is survived by a brother, John Johnson of Sparta.

 

Johnson, Elmer M. 1910 - 29 Dec 1964 CCR 31 Dec 1964 p1

[Note: Son of  Lew Francis & Myrtle (Roberts) Johnson; married Lorrain]

Elmer M. Johnson, 54, was pronounced dead on arrival at 7:19 p.m. Tuesday following an apparent heart attack at his home at 1228 North Jefferson in Springfield. He was a former resident of the Ozark and Sparta communities. Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, Lorrain; a son, Denzil of Riverside, Calif.; five daughters, Mrs. Donna Goins, Springfield, Mrs. Joan Smith, Kerman, Calif.; Mrs. Mary Reddick, Arnold, Mrs. Elvena Johnston, Pleasant Hope, and Mrs. Carol Carmin, Riverside, Calif.; four brothers, Roy, Elbert and Luther, all of Springfield and Glenn of Ozark; four sisters, Mrs. Elma Swearengin and Mrs. Lela Miller, both of Bellflower, Calif., Mrs. Fern Phillips, Bruner, Mrs. Helen Mitchell of Springfield; his mother, Mrs. Myrtle Robertson of Springfield and 25 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Harris of Ozark.

 

Johnson, Elnora A. (Abbott) 1 Mar 1877 - 1 Feb 1952 CCR 7 Feb 1952

[Note: Daughter of George W. & Louise (Felton) Abbott; married 26 Feb 1899 William A. Johnson 9 Jun 1876 - 6 Mar 1940]

Mrs. Elnora Abbott Johnson was born March 1, 1877 and passed away at her home in Sparta, MO, on February 1, 1952. Mrs. Johnson had been an invalid for the past four years. She was united in marriage to William A. Johnson on February 26, 1899 and to this union five children were born. Her husband and one son, Denver, preceded her in death. Survivors include three sons, Roger and Clifford Johnson of Sparta and Olin Johnson of Ozark; one daughter, Miss Faye Johnson of Sparta; two sisters, Mrs. Jane Walker of Joplin and Mrs. Cordelia Bennett of Columbus, KS; three grandchildren, one great-grandchild; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon in the Sparta Baptist Church with Rev. Ross Carter officiating. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home.

 

Johnson, Elsie Mae (McCoy) Phillips Apr 1891 - Jan 1981 OH 8 Jan 1981

[Note: Daughter of Harrison Lyons & Francis Mariah (Phillips) McCoy; married 23 Sep 1910 Higdon Richard Jarrett “Joe” Phillips 12 Nov 1886 - 2 Sep 1962; married 23 May 1919 Thomas W. Johnson 1878 - ?; no SSDI found]

Graveside services for Elsie Mae Johnson, 89, Springfield, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Greenlawn Cemetery with the Rev. Michael McGinnis officiating. Greenlawn North is in charge of arrangements. She was a native of Sparta, a longtime Springfield resident and was a member of the Christian Church. Surviving are a son, Howard Phillips, Springfield; three brothers, Archie McCoy and Albert McCoy, both of Ozark and Ralph McCoy, of the country of Mexico; two sisters, Inez McCoy and Edna Hunt, both of Springfield and one grandchild.

 

Johnson, Elvin Werth 15 Jan 1920 - 24 Dec 2011 CCH-N 4 Jan 2012

[Note: Son of John & Rosa ( ) Johnson; married Mary Ruth Dodson]

            Elvin Werth Johnson, 91, Rogersville, died Dec. 24, 2011. He was born on Jan. 15, 1920, in the house of the dairy farm his parents John and Rosa Johnson bought in December 1899. Werth lived his entire life in the same house he was born in and ran the family dairy until he retired in 1982. He was a member of the Mentor Baptist Church where he directed music, taught Sunday school was a deacon and served on other committees. He was head of the Holland Cemetery for more than 50 years. He was a graduate of Rogersville High School in 1939. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Otto and Clarence Johnson and his daughter at birth on Jan. 22, 1948. Surviving are his wife of 69 years, Mary Ruth “Dodson” Johnson; niece Carolyn Cochran, Springfield; and nephew Gary Johnson, Renton, Wash., and a host of friends. Services were 2 p.m. Dec. 29. at the Mentor Baptist Church, Rogersville, with visitation from 1 p.m. until service time at the church. Burial is in Holland Cemetery.


Johnson, Emil W. 4 Aug 1914 - 11 Mar 2009 SN-L 13 Mar 2009

[Note: Son of Emmett & Nora ( ) Johnson; married 4 Aug 1944 Eunice Sansing 24 Jul 1915 - 10 May 2006]

Emil W. Johnson, 94, a long time resident of Brookline, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, March 11, 2009, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield, Missouri. He was born August 4, 1914, near Highlandville, Missouri, the son of Emmett and Nora Johnson. As a young man, he and his family moved to California. There, during World War II, as part of the war effort, Emil worked in the Oakland shipyards, and developed his trade as a sheet metal fabricator. On August 4, 1944, he was united in marriage to Eunice Sansing. Shortly afterwards, they returned to the Springfield area where they remained for their lifetime. Emil worked at the Trailmobile plant until its closure in the mid 1960's. He then worked for the Springfield Public Schools until his retirement in 1978. Emil was a loving and devoted husband to Eunice for 62 years until she preceded him in death on May 10, 2006. During her later years, Emil was the caregiver for her in the home. Emil was also preceded in death by his son, Darryl L. Johnson; his parents, Nora and Emmett Johnson; a brother, Jeral Johnson; and a sister, Christine Crawford. During his many years as a member of the Brookline Baptist Church, he served faithfully in several capacities, always showing his love of the Lord. He is survived by a daughter Elise Johnson, Springfield; a son and his wife, Irvin and Jeanette Johnson, Owasso, Oklahoma; three grandchildren, Sarah Bond and her husband Jason, Jenny Johnson, and Molly Johnson; and many other extended family and close friends. A special thank you to the Gardens Assisted Living staff for providing care, love, and support during the past 15 months. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 15, 2009, at Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Burial will follow in Brookline Cemetery, Brookline, Missouri. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, in the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Research or the United Cerebral Palsy Association. Online condolences may be made at www. meadorsfuneralhome.com

 

Johnson, Emma Luella “Ella” 24 Dec 1890 -  29 Jun 1963 CCR 4 Jul 1963

[Note:  Daughter of Lewis M. & Sena ( Miller) Johnson]

Funeral services for Miss Emma Louella Johnson, 72, of Clever, who died Friday night at her home after a long illness, were at 2: 30 p.m. Sunday in the Methodist Church at Clever with the Rev. Wayne Jones officiating. Burial was in Mount Carmel Cemetery under direction of Cantrell. Survivors are a brother, Louis, and a sister, Miss Mabel Johnson, both of Clever.

 

Johnson, Ermena “Emma” (Bray) 22 Nov 1874 - 17 May 1939 CCR 25 May 1939 p1

[Note: Daughter of Isaac & Margaret J. (Garrison) Bray; married 22 Dec 1898 Amos M. Johnson 17 Sep 1874 - 4 Jul 1963]

Emma Bray, daughter of Isaac and Margaret Bray, was born Nov. 22, 1874, and passed away May 17, 1939, at the age of 64 years, five months and 23 days. She was married to Amos Johnson Dec. 22, 1898. To this union were born five children. She professed faith in Christ and united with the Mt. Zion Baptist church early in life, later transferring her membership to the Ozark Baptist church where she was a member at the time of her death. She is survived by her husband, Amos Johnson, two sons, Lloyd of the home and Roy of California and one daughter, Pauline Brown of California, Willie and Florence having preceded her in death. She is also survived by one brother, James Bray and two sisters, Mrs. Ida McDaniel and Mrs. Mattie Nelson, all of near Ozark and other relatives and friends to mourn her departure. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 20, at 2:30 p.m. in the Chaffin Funeral Home Chapel by Worth Caughron with burial in the Ozark cemetery under direction of T.B. Chaffin.

 

Johnson, Ernest 1890 - 1 Dec 1969  CCR 4 Dec 1969 p8

[Note: Son of  Alfred N. & Mary L. (Gann) Johnson; married Lottie Orlena Weisenberg 14 Sep 1894 - 17 Nov 1923; married Nannie m/2 Melton]

Funeral services for Ernest Johnson, 79, of Taneyville, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Taneyville Apostolic Church and burial was in Helphrey Cemetery in Taneyville under the direction of Forsyth Funeral Home. Mr. Johnson died Monday night in Skaggs Hospital, Branson following a lingering illness. Survivors include his wife, Nannie; three daughters, Mrs. Trevo Thompson of Nixa; Mrs. Louella Holloway of Stillwell, Okla. and Mrs, Mary Metcalf of Brown Branch;  three sons, Eldon of Springfield, Ivan of Kansas City and Dale of Imley, Nev.; one brother, Aldon of Baxter Springs, Kan.; three sisters, Mrs. Rita Nash and Mrs. Ora Hall, both of Ozark and Mrs. Ivy Warren, the state of Washington; 19 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

 

Johnson, Ershel O. Aug 1897 - 6 Feb 1942 CCR 19 Feb 1942 p1

[Note: Son of Robert & Minnie (Roberts) Johnson; married Sarah]

The following clipping is from a Fresno, Calif., paper and refers to the tragic death of E.O. Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Johnson of Rt. 1, Ozark. “Ershel O. Johnson, 45, Route 1, Box 177, a truck driver for a freight trucking line, committed suicide at about 6:45 o’clock last night by shooting himself through the heart with a .33 caliber rifle on McKinley Avenue between Fruit and West Avenues. Deputy Sheriffs Eugene Hunter and John Taaffe said Johnson left a note in which he declared he alone was responsible for his act. Although he gave no motive for taking his own life, the officers said an investigation indicated he had been despondent because of domestic troubles. The suicide occurred near the home of Deputy Sheriff Claude Fay, who heard the shot. He investigated and found Johnson dead in front of the latter’s automobile, which was parked at the side of the street with the lights still burning. Johnson’s note was found under the windshield wiper. Surviving relatives include his widow, Mrs. Sarah Johnson; four daughters, Mrs. Christine Steltz, Mrs. Irene Linquist, and Evelyn and Marilyn Johnson, all of Fresno; two sons, Oren and Jack Johnson of Fresno; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Lundy and Mrs. Altus Bilyeu of Bakersfield, and two brothers, Clell Johnson and Beryl Johnson of Missouri. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. in the Lisle Funeral Chapel to be followed by interment in the Belmont Memorial Park.

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Johnson, Ershel O. Aug 1897 - 6 Feb 1942 CCR 12 Mar 1942 p5

Relatives of E. O. Johnson, former Christian county resident who committed suicide at his home at Fresno, CA, on Feb. 6, have requested that the following letter written by the deceased be published: Feb. 6, 1942 Beginning at 5:30 pm “To Whom it May Concern: “I have always said that anyone that would take his own life is either awful drunk or crazy. I want the world to know I’m not drunk, I haven’t taken a drink so I guess I must be crazy. So why should I go ahead. Some day I might get so bad, I would hurt someone, maybe some one of my family, which I wouldn’t do or stand for anyone else to do, as long as there was a drop of blood left in my veins. But such things has happened. So I now trust that the Law of the Country and my friends, if any, will please help guide my dear sweet family the right way. I am almost 45 years old, and I never have asked anyone to help me by giving me anything, and I’m not going to now. I have always worked for my living and paid all my bills. At present I have a few outstanding bills and if anyone I owe, now wants to do anything to my family, not for me, but for my dear sweet family, I am sure they would be repaid some day, if they mark them paid and mail them or hand them to my family. “John Law: “Don’t try and lay any blame on anyone, or try and make my family feel like a bunch of criminals, for my last words, I want the world to know. I have as nice a family as ever walked on earth. And I take all the blame for this act. “P.S. Please print this in the paper so everyone will not blame any member of my dear loving family. E. O. Johnson 6:30 pm”

 

Johnson, Eva Jennie (Hunt) 24 Apr 1925 - 4 Jan 2012 SN-L 6 Jan 2012

[Note: Daughter of Jesse & Velma Mae (Chandler) Hunt; married Auda Johnson]

            Eva J. Johnson, 86, Ozark. Arrangements: Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

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Johnson, Eva Jennie (Hunt) 24 Apr 1925 - 4 Jan 2012 CCH-N 11 Jan 2012

            Eva Jennie Johnson, Ozark, daughter of Jesse and Velma Mae (Chandler) Hunt, was born April 24, 1925, in Reeds Spring, and departed this life Jan. 4, 2012, at Cox South Hospital, Springfield, at the age of 86. Eva had lived in Ozark about a year moving there from Sparta. She was a homemaker and a member of Ozark Full Gospel Church, Ozark. Eva was preceded in death by her husband, Auda; two sisters; two brothers; three children and seven grandchildren. Survivors include: Son, Donald Drennan and wife, Janet of Aurora; six daughters, Sue Carnelison and husband, James of Galena, Becky Wren and husband, Jack of Yakima, Wash., Judy Eakins and husband, James of Sparta, Nancy LeVan and husband, Arthur of Ava, Sharlene Ferguson and husband, Charlie of Mt. Vernon, and Connie McCoy and husband, Michael of Springfield; two sisters, Vera Patrick of Redding, Calif., and Rinnie Henry of Springfield; 21 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; two great- great- grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were 7 p.m. Jan. 10 at Ozark Full Gospel Church, Ozark, with Pastor James Eakins officiating. Visitation was 6 to 7 p.m. at the church. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m., today, Jan. 11 at Galena Cemetery, Galena, under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane. Visitation was 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 9, at Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.


Johnson, Eva M. (Honeycutt) Herd 19 Jul 1894 - 12 Jul 1980 OH 17 Jul 1980 p11

[Note: Daughter of Rev David Ashbury & Elviry (Rose) Herd; married Creathe E. Herd  30 Apr 1890 - 28 Sep 1938; married ? Johnson]

Services for Mrs. Eva Johnson, 85, Ozark, were held Tuesday in Adams Chapel with the Rev. Bob Shank officiating. Burial was in Isabella Cemetery in Ozark County. Mrs. Johnson died Saturday in Christian County Nursing Home after a long illness. A native of Ozark County, she was a member of First Baptist Church of Rogersville. She had been in business in Rogersville and Springfield, moving to Ozark after retirement. She had been postmistress at Dugginsville and had worked at the Dixie Creme Donut Shop in Springfield several years. Survivors include a son, Bernie Herd, Springfield; two daughters, Mrs. Saless Hartley, Ava and Mrs. Thelma Adams, Ozark; a brother, Willis Honeycutt, Pontiac; three sisters, Mrs. Jennie Herd, Pendleton, Ore., Mrs. Lillie Harris, Springfield and Mrs. Mary Wallace, Ava; two stepsons, Frank, Theodocia and Gelnnie, Dugginsville; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Clara Sallee, Gainsville; 13 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, one great, great grandchild and several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren.

 

Johnson, Ferrell P. 1901 - 10 Mar 1961  CCR 23 Mar 1961 p5

[Son of Leroy M. & Maude (Park) Johnson, who married in Christian County in 1900]

Ferrell P. Johnson of Wheat Ridge, Colo, formerly of the Highlandville community, died of leukemia March 10, at a hospital in Wheat Ridge. Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery in Wheat Ridge. He was the son of Maude Park Johnson Tribble who passed away last September and the nephew of Mrs. Elsie Maples .

 

Johnson, Florence 17 Oct 1910 - 18 Mar 1939 CCR 23 Mar 1939 p1

[Note: Daughter of Amos M. & Emma (Bray) Johnson]

Florence Johnson was born at Ozark, MO, on October 17, 1910. She passed away at her home on March 18, 1939 at the age of 28 years, 5 months and 1 day. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Amos Johnson, of Ozark, by two brothers, Lloyd and Roy, and one sister, Pauline. One brother, Willie, preceded her in death in 1921. Funeral services were conducted March 20, at 2 pm, in the Chaffin Funeral Home by Rev. Worth Caughron, with burial in the Ozark cemetery under the direction of T.B. Chaffin.

 

Johnson, Florence Anna (Barnard) 7 Mar 1898 - 31 Jul 1989 OH 3 Aug 1989

[Note: Daughter of Lemuel C. & Christina Alice (Yandell) Barnard; married 13 Mar 1942 Ernest J. Johnson]

Florence Anna Johnson, 92, of Rogersville, died July 31 in her home after a long illness. Services for Mrs. Johnson were held Aug. 2 in the Marsh Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Louis Caddell officiating. Burial was in White Oak Cemetery. Mrs. Johnson was born March 7, 1898, in Rogersville to Lemuel C. and Christina Alice (Yandell) Barnard. She was employed with the Citizens Bank of Rogersville as an assistant cashier, and was a member of the Rogersville United Methodist Church. Mrs. Johnson was an active member of the Rogersville Eastern Star and of the White Shrine. She was married to Ernest J. Johnson March 31, 1942. Mr. Johnson preceded his wife in death in 1985. Surviving are nephews Donald Barnard, Rogersville, and Kenneth and David Barnard, both of Springfield; two nieces, Marguerite Stiegemeyer, Springfield, and Josephine Blount, Gainesville, Florida; and a sister-in-law, Jessie Barnard, Lebanon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Handicapped Fund at the Rogersville United Methodist Church.

 

Johnson, Florence W. (Winslow) 8 Jan 1917 - 24 Jul 1938 CCR 28 Jul 1938 p2

[Note: Daughter of Harvey & Gracie E. (Lewis) Winslow; married Floyd Johnson 20 Apr 1916 - 4 Sep 1976]

Florence Winslow Johnson was born January 8, 1917 and departed this life, July 24, 1938 at the home of her parents near Sparta, MO, at the age of 21 years, 6 months and 16 days. She was converted at the age of nine years at the Fairview Baptist Church, later restored in the Assemble of God at Pacific, MO. She leaves to mourn her departure, the father and mother, two brothers, two sisters, and one son, also other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 24, 3 pm at the Fairview Cemetery by Rev. Bitts, with burial in the Fairview cemetery under direction of the Sparta Undertaking Co, Rathbun and Chaffin.

 

Johnson, Floyd 1890 - 10 Mar 1961  CCR 16 Mar 1961 p4

[Note: married Edith]

Services for Floyd Johnson, 70, who died at 1:30 p.m. Friday at his home in Highlandville after a seven month illness were in Klinger Chapel March 13 with Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Johnson had worked for the Frisco Railroad for 45 years, retiring in 1955. He was a member of the Boulevard Baptist Church in Springfield. He is survived by his wife, Edith; five daughters, Mrs. J. V. Farrell, Pleasant Hope, Mrs. J. H. Shaffer, Mrs. Ralph Murray, Mrs. Wilma Nance and Mrs. Homer Jones, all of Springfield; two brothers, Coleman and Dalton, both of Iola, Kan., one sister, Mrs. Lester Knepp of Iola, Kan.; 14 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

 

Johnson, Floyd Allen 11 Dec 1920 - 19 Oct 1991 OH 24 Oct 1991

[Note: Son of Claude & Grace (  ) Johnson; married 22 Nov 1947 Bettie Jane Sayre]

Floyd Allen Johnson, 70, Ozark, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 1991 in Cox Medical Center South,

Springfield. Born Dec, 11, 1920 in Sikeston, he was the son of Claude and Grace Johnson, He served in the U. S. Army during World War II. On Nov. 22, 1947, he married Bettie Jane Sayre. He was retired from the furniture business. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Michael; and a brother, James. Survivors include his wife, Bettie; a son, James Allen Johnson, Old Hickory, Tenn; two daughters, Marilyn Whatley and Karen Weise, both of Ozark; six grandchildren, Kristen and Lori Baird, Sarah and Jeffrey Weise, Cynthia Johnson and Jeremy Whatley; and two sisters, Ihone Swanson, Northern California, and Grace Crothers, Monterey Park, Calif. Graveside services with military honors were held Tuesday, Oct. 22 in Springfield National Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Wilks officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home.

 

Johnson, Floyd Elbert 8 Jul 1906 - 12 Jun 1932 CCR 23 Jun 1932 p1

[Note: Son of George M. & Vesta (Wilson) Johnson; married 6 Feb 1926 Pauline McCully; grandson of Woodson Tyler & Mary Green (Hilton) Johnson]

Floyd Elbert Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. G.M. Johnson of Joplin, died at his home Sunday, June 12, at the age of 25 years, 11 months and 16 days. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 14, at the home of his parents, north of Joplin with Rev. B.A. Pugh, pastor of the First Baptist church of Joplin officiating. Burial was made in the Fairview cemetery under the direction of the Herbert Undertaking Company. Floyd was born on July 8, 1906, at Spokane, MO, and was married on Feb. 6, 1926 to Miss Pauline McCully. To this union three children were born, Florence Mae, aged five years, Shirley Louise, aged 3 years and Clifford Clell, aged three months. He is survived by the widow and three children, by his parents; 2 sisters, Mildred and Fern, one brother, Wayne and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Johnson, just north of Ozark. Besides many other relatives and friends. He was ill but three short weeks and his passing was very sudden and unexpected.

 

Johnson, Floyd M. 20 Apr 1916 - 4 Sep 1976 OH 9 Sep 1976 p5

[Note: Son of George W. & Lula (Staber) Johnson; married 19 Sep 1941 Marie T. Garrison 9 Sep 1922 - 14 Aug 2003]

SPARTA - Floyd M. Johnson, 60, a longtime resident of the McCracken community, died in his home here at 5:45 p.m. Saturday after an apparent heart attack. Mr. Johnson, a retired farmer, is survived by his wife, Marie of the home; two sons, Floyd Rex of Strafford and Buddy Ray of St. Louis; two daughters, Mrs. Wanda Lou Smith, Bloomingdale, Ohio and Mrs., Dora Marie Ridenour, Nixa and a half-sister, Mrs. Birdie Klewett, Oakdale, Calif. Services will be announced by Harris of Ozark.

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Johnson, Floyd M. 20 Apr 1916 - 4 Sep 1976 OH 9 Sep 1976 p9

SPARTA - Services for Floyd M. Johnson, 60, Sparta, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Clifford Day officiating. Burial was in Linden Cemetery. Mr. Johnson died at 5:45 p.m. Saturday in his home of an apparent heart attack.

 

Johnson, Frank 25 Dec 1859 - 12 Jan 1933 CCR 19 Jan 1933 p1

[Note: married 1880 Martha Maggard 21 Mar 1860 - 18 Jan 1936; birthdate from tombstone & census 1859; no MO DC found]

Frank Johnson was born Dec. 25, 1859 and died Jan. 12, 1933, aged 73 years. He was married to Martha Maggard in 1880. To this union were born 6 children, Mary Wright of Springfield, John Johnson of Keltner, Nan, who preceded him in death, Ike of Sparta, Dell of Keltner and Bill of Springfield. He was converted and joined the Freewill Baptist church about 40 years ago. Funeral services were held at the Fairview cemetery on Jan. 13 by Rev. Applegate with burial under the direction of B.G. Klepper.

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Johnson, Frank 25 Dec 1859 - 12 Jan 1933 CCR 19 Jan 1933 p1

Frank Johnson, 73, died in his home east of Oldfield, Jan. 12. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Applegate Jan. 13. Burial was at Fairview under the direction of Klepper Undertaking Co.

 

Johnson, Franklin M. 'Pop' 20 Apr 1908 - 10 Jan 1990 OH 18 Jan 1990

[Note: married Helen Catherine Henry 4 May 1920 - 27 Jun 2001]

Franklin "Pop" Johnson, 81, of Springfield, died Jan. 10 in St. John's Regional Health Center following along illness. He was a retired maintenance employee at the Landers Building. He had lived in Springfield since 1940 but was formerly of Colorado. He is survived by his wife, Helen; two sons, Bud E. of Clever and Allen R. of Springfield; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services were Friday in Frazier Cemetery west of Nixa with the Rev. Joe Fahl officiating.

 

Johnson, Fred 5 Oct 1911 - 1 Jun 1980 OH 5 Jun 1980 p9

Services for Fred Johnson, 86, Clever, were held Wednesday in the Harris Chapel, Nixa, with burial in Wright Chapel Cemetery near Hurley. Officiant was the Rev. David Ellis. Mr. Johnson died Monday in the Missouri Chest Hospital, Mt. Vernon. Among those survivors are two sons, Carl, Aurora and Fred, Jr., Nixa; three daughters, Mrs. Louise Collier, Higginsville, Mrs. Shirley Evans, Marionville and Mrs. Josephine Klingsporne, Monett; a bother, Kenneth, Verona; three sisters, Mrs. Marie Revis, Marionville, Mrs. Iva Hall, Crane and Mrs. Mildred Merrit, Hurley; 15 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

 

Johnson, Fred Glen 24 Aug 1907 - 20 Jun 1981 OH 25 Jun 1981 p8

[Note: Son of Harley G. & Gladys (  ) Johnson; married Hazel Louise Coker  9 Jun 1920 - 15 May 1998; married Opal E. Payne 11 May 1907 - 6 Aug 1997]

Fred G. Johnson, 73, Nixa, died last Saturday in St. John’s Regional Health Center after a long illness. Mr. Johnson, an Ozark native, lived in Kansas City 37 years before moving to Nixa in 1971. He was a tool engineer with an oil equipment company and also worked with the Boy Scouts and YMCA while in Kansas City. He was a Methodist. Survivors include his wife Opal; two sons, Ronald G., San Jose, Calif. and Fred J., Nixa; a daughter, Katherine Kaelin, Sepulveda, Calif.; five grandchildren, two brothers,  B. E., Springfield and H. C. Houston, Texas; and a sister, Mrs. Mary Ann Allegeier, El Paso, Texas.. Services were held Wednesday in the Harris Chapel, Nixa. The Rev. Harold Davis officiated. Burial was in Delaware Cemetery.

 

Johnson, Fred Glen, Jr. 23 Jun 1941 - 5 Apr 2004

[Note: Son of Fred Glen & Hazel Louise (Coker) Johnson; married Hazel Jane Jackson 28 Jun 1941 - 31 Dec 1987; married 9 Sep 1989 Patricia Gail Lowe]

Fred Johnson, Jr. died Monday, April 5, 2004. He was born June 23, 1941, the son of Fred and Helen Louise (Coker) Johnson. On Sept. 9, 1989, he and Patricia Gail Lowe were united in marriage. Dayco Industries employed him for 25 years. He attended Nixa Assembly of God Church. His parents; one sister, Louise Collier and his first wife, Hazel, preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Gail; a son, Dylan Johnson, of the home; two daughters from his first marriage, Sandra Loftis and husband John, Springfield, and Shelly Allen and husband Mike, Nixa; seven grandchildren, Melissa, Marinda, Megan, Casandra, Lauren, Jordan and Morgan; brothers and sisters, Carl Johnson, Marionville, Shirley Evans, Marionville, Josephine Dunn, San Antonio, Texas, and Randy Johnson, Springfield. Funeral services were at 3 p.m. April 7 in Nixa Assembly of God Church, with Pastor Don Blansit officiating. Burial followed in Delaware Cemetery, west of Nixa. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

 

Johnson, Freda Mae (Cutbirth) 3 Nov 1917 - 12 Dec 2001  CCH-N 26 Dec 2001

[Note: Daughter of James Jefferson & Meda (Moore) Cutbirth; married Howard Johnson 24 Sep 1913 - Aug 1979]

Freda Mae Johnson, age 84, of Ozark, died Dec. 12, 2001, in Mercy Villa, Springfield. She was born Nov. 3, 1917, in Enid; Okla., the daughter of James Jefferson Cutbirth and Meda (Moore) Cutbirth. Her husband, Howard Johnson, preceded her in death in 1979. She was a preceded in death by a son, James Edward Johnson, and several brothers and sisters. Survivors include: Two children, Brenda Simpson and her husband Paul, Nixa, and Jerry Johnson and his wife Gert, Warsaw; six grandchildren, Mark Johnson, Dee Ann Weaver, Charlotte Smith, Bonnie Johnson, Matt Simpson and Brian Simpson; and eight great-grandchildren, Brett, Courtney, Jamie, Lance, Colt, Caleb, Ashley and Jesse. Funeral services were Dec. 15 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Bob Johnson officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.

 

Johnson, Gaylord Stiffler 6 Oct 1906 - 22 Apr 1978

[Note: Son of John & Lavada (Stiffler) Johnson]

A former Nixa resident, Gaylord Stiffler Johnson, 71, Knoxville, Iowa, died Saturday, April 22 in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Knoxville after a long illness.  Mr. Johnson was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.  Survivors include three half-brothers, Jack Glidewell, Route 1, Brookline, Archie Glidewell, 2829 W. Lombard, and Vernie Glidewell, 505 S. Barnes; and two half-sisters, Mrs. Eula Bolin, Burbank, Calif., and Mrs. Lucille Gardner, Route 1, Brookline.  Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Greenlawn Battlefield South with the Rev. Alfred Grant officiating.  Burial was in Manley Cemetery.

 

Johnson, George M. “Kinse” 13 Jun 1878 - 20 Feb 1971 CCR 25 Feb 1971 p4

[Note: Son of Woodson Tyler. & Mary Greene (Hilton) Johnson; married Vesta Mae Wilson 12 Jan 1885 - 4 Feb 1963]

George M. “Kinse” Johnson, 92, Route 2, Ozark, died at 8:02 p.m. Saturday in the Springfield Rest Home after a long illness. He was a retired farmer and a native of Spokane, but had lived nearly 40 years near Ozark. Mr. Johnson was a member of the Baptist Church at Monett. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Clarkson, Kansas City and Mrs. Fern Amadon, Las Vegas, Nev., a son, Wayne C. Johnson, Ozark; two brothers, Homer Johnson, Walla Walla, Wash. and Raymond E. Johnson, Ozark; a sister, Mrs. Allie J. Wilson, Ozark; seven grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Harris Chapel, Ozark with the Rev. Tommy Bilyeu officiating. Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery.

 

Johnson, Gerald Leonard 1925 - 1 Oct 2011 SN-L 4 Oct 2011

Gerald Leonard Johnson, age 86, of Nixa, passed away on Saturday. A graveside funeral with military honors will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 5, in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

 

Johnson, Gladys A. (Park) 18 Jan 1886 - 7 Apr 1926 CCR 9 Apr 1926 p1

[Note: Daughter of Warren G. & Rowena S. (Rugh) Park; married Harley Johnson]

Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys Johnson, wife of Harley Johnson, who died Tuesday afternoon at 12:30 at the home in Springfield, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 o’clock at the Paxson funeral home with burial in the East Lawn cemetery. The deceased leaves the husband, three daughters and three sons, her aged mother, Mrs. Rowena Park and sister, Mrs. R. R. Tunnell, both of Ozark. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson were reared in and near Ozark and lived a number of years in Ozark after their marriage. Their many friends here regret very much her untimely death, and their sympathy goes out to the bereaved family,

 

Johnson, Glenn D. 18 Jul 1918 - 12 Dec 1984 OH 20 Dec 1984 p8

[Note: Son of Lew Francis & Myrtle (Roberts) Johnson; married  29 Apr 1939 Maribelle Diel  9 Aug 1918 - 21 Oct 1989]

Services for Glenn D. Johnson, 66, Ozark were held Dec. 15 at Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Troy Rhoden and George Bishop officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery. Mr. Johnson died De. 12 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a two-year illness. An Ozark resident for the past 36 years, he was a retired employee of Ash Grove Cement Co., and a member of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Maribelle; a daughter, Katherine “Katy”, Ozark; two sons, Kenneth, Ozark and Bobby, Springfield; a brother, Luther, Springfield; three sisters, Fern Phillips, Bruner, Lela Miller, Bellflower, Calif., and Helen Mitchell, Springfield; a stepsister, Myrtle Agnes Robertson, Springfield; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Arrangements were announced by Harris of Ozark

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Johnson, Glenn D. 18 Jul 1918 - 12 Dec 1984  OH 27 Dec 1984 pB7

Card of Thanks

This is a special thanks to all of you who helped us through the illness and loss of our loved one, Glenn Johnson. Thanks for your prayers, visits, cards, food, and every act of kindness. Thanks to Rev. Troy Rhodes, Rev. George Bishop, Harris Funeral Home, Harris Singers and Pallbearers. Also thanks to the Mary Martha Sunday School Class. May God Bless Each and Everyone of You.  Maribelle Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Dean Little & Family   Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Johnson & Family  Mr. and Mrs. Bob Johnson & Family  Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Phillips & Family   Mr. and Mrs. Glen Miller & Family  Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Mitchell & Family  Mr. and Mrs. Luther Johnson & Family  50-1tp

 

Johnson, Gregory Van 1986 - 5 Aug 2007 SN-L 7 Aug 2007

[Note: Son of Russell & Tammy (Fletcher) Johnson]

Gregory Van Johnson of Pleasant Hope, Mo., passed away August 5, 2007, at the age of 21. He was a graduate of Pleasant Hope High School. He was a three-year employee of Modern Neon and Plastic of Nixa, Mo., and attended Noble Hill Baptist Church. Gregory also loved to ride four wheelers. Gregory was preceded in death by his father, Russell Johnson; and grandmother, Judy Fletcher. Surviving family include mother, Tammy Johnson-Brewer; step-father, Pat Brewer; one brother, Brandon Johnson; longtime girlfriend, Whitney Larimore; grandparents, Don and Paulette Fletcher, Tom and Ethel Johnson, and Lou and Rose Brewer; several aunts and uncles; as well as many friends. Greg was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed by all who came in touch with him. Greg my love, you are in good hands. I love you with all my heart. You are one big part of my life and I will greatly miss you. Love, Mom. You are the love of my life and my best friend. What more could a girl ask for? I love you so much! -Whitney. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 8, 2007, in Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Visitation will start at 7 p.m. this evening in the funeral home.

 

Johnson, Harold Eugene 24 Feb 1928 - 16 Nov 1983 OH 24 Nov 1983 p9

Harold Eugene Johnson, 55, Springfield, died of natural causes Nov. 16 at Cox Medical Center of natural causes. Survivors include four daughters, Marie Ferrell,  Nolanville, Texas, Brenda Hunter, Germany, Liz Jones, the state of Calif.; and Kathy Johnson, the state of Ark.; four sons, David and Mike, both of the state of Calif., Tim, Fordland and Wendell, Rogersville; one sisters, Laura Glenn, Fordland; two brothers, Willard and Vonnie, both of Seymour; four stepdaughters, Connie McCall, Polly Hyde and Delta Lazoro, all of Springfield, and Wanda Donovan, Denver, Colo,; and two stepsons, Bill Brooks, Fontana, Calif., and Fred Brooks, Ash Grove.

 

Johnson, Harry 14 Dec 1877 - 3 Mar 1929 CCR 7 Mar 1929 p1

[Note: Son of  Zachariah Achilles & Margaret Ann “Maggie“ (Boyd) Johnson]

Death Takes A Heavy Toll

Uncle Jeff Frazier of Clever Answers The Call -- Harry Johnson Dies rather Suddenly -- Other Deaths Reported

During the past week Death has taken a rather heavy toll, five deaths having been reported to us. Among these is the passing of Uncle Jeff Frazier of Clever, a character who has figured extremely prominently in the affairs of the community for the past eighty odd years, Harry Johnson, prominent in political affairs of the county and who has served as assistance in practically every office of the county, was rather suddenly called by death, during the past week. The reports of these deaths are given below:

Harry Johnson died in Springfield at the St. Johns Hospital, Sunday, March 3rd, at 4:30 p.m. at the age of 51 years. The body was brought to Ozark and prepared for burial by T. B. Chaffin. He leaves two brothers, H. B. Johnson of Ozark; James Johnson of Springfield, besides other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held March 5th, at 2:00 o’clock p.m. at the funeral parlors by Dr. Briggs, with burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery under direction of T. B. Chaffin.

 

Johnson, Harry T. 1892 - Jul 1955 CCR 21 Jul 1955 p1

[Note: married Bonnie]

Funeral services for Harry T. Johnson, 63, who died at 5:50 p.m. at the Locker Plant which he owned in Clever, were held Thursday at the Clever Methodist Church with Rev. Harold Hunter officiating. Burial was in Pierce City Cemetery under direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Clever. Mr. Johnson was a native of Lincoln, Ark., had lived at Pierce City from 1946 to January 1, 1954 when he purchased the Clever Locker and moved to Clever. He was a member of the Clever Methodist Church, the Pierce City Masonic Lodge and the Fort Smith, Ark. Scottish Rite. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Bonnie Johnson of the home; one brother, Rufus Johnson of Muskogee, Okla; and several nephews.

 

Johnson, Hazel  Jane (Jackson) 28 Jun 1941 - 31 Dec 1987 OH 7 Jan 1988

[Note: married Fred Glen Johnson 24 Aug 1907 - 20 Jun 1981]

Hazel Johnson, 46, of Nixa, died at 2:41 a.m. Dec. 31 at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a long illness. Services for Mrs. Johnson were held Sunday at Harris Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Bandy officiating. Burial was in Delaware Cemetery, near Nixa. Mrs. Johnson had been a resident of Nixa for the last 19 years, and was an employee of St. John's Regional Health Center. An avid bowler, she had bowled on several Springfield leagues. Her survivors include her husband, Fred; a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Johnnie Loftis, of Springfield; a daughter, Shelly Johnson, of the home; two grandchildren, Melissa and Marinda Loftis, of Springfield; a brother, Carlos Jackson, of Aurora; and two sisters, Judy Huff, of Rogersville, and, Carla Ennis; of Springfield.

 

Johnson, Helen Louise (Coker) 9 Jun 1920 - 15 May 1998

[Note: Daughter of Claude R. & Myrtle M. (Turner) Coker; married Fred Glen Johnson 24 Aug 1907 - 20 Jun 1981]

Helen L. Johnson, 77, of Nixa, died at 8:42 p.m. Friday, May 15, 1998 after a long illness. Helen was born on June 9, 1920 in Stone County, Missouri, the daughter of Claude R. and Myrtle M. Turner Coker. She was a member of the Hamlin Memorial Baptist Church in Springfield, Missouri.    She is survived by three sons, Carl E. Johnson of Marionville, Fred Johnson of Nixa, and Randy Johnson of Springfield; three daughters, Louise Collier of Higginsville, Shirley A. Evans of Marionville, and Jo Dunne of San Antonio, Texas; a sister, Hattie Skaggs of Boaz; 20 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and a host of many friends. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, May 18, 1998 in Greenlawn Funeral Home South with the Rev. Nilene McKnight officiating. Burial was in Delaware Cemetery, Nixa Missouri.   Escorts were: Bob Skaggs, Raymond Eutsler, Donnie Eutsler, Roy Eutsler, Greg Johnson and Peter Dunne.   Contributed by Jamie Hubbert.

 

Johnson, Henry F. Jul 1882 - 14 Jul 1968 CCR 18 Jul 1968 p8

[Note: Son of Joseph & Malinda Clementine (Daugherty) Johnson; married Anna]

Henry Johnson, 86, died Sunday morning, July 14, in a hospital at Sidney, Nebr. after a lengthy illness. A native of the Elkhead community in Christian County, Mr. Johnson moved to Nebraska about 40 years ago. Survivors include his wife, Anna, of the home at Sidney and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services and burial were Tuesday at Sidney.

 

Johnson, Henry J. 1878 - 5 Jun 1968 CCR 20 Jun 1968 p8

Funeral services for Henry J. Johnson, 90, of 821 West Brower, were at 10 a.m. Monday in Chapel of the Ozarks with Dr. Z. Glenn Jones officiating. Burial was in East Lawn Cemetery. Mr. Johnson, a retired carpenter, died Wednesday in Sunshine Acres. A sister, Mrs. Mandy Lawson, Sparta, survives.

 

Johnson, Henry Verne 28 Mar 1905 - 12 May 1939 CCR 18 May 1939 p2

[Note: Son of Daniel W. & Nellie (Keithley) Johnson]

Henry Verne Johnson was born March 28, 1905, and departed this life May 12, 1939, at the age of 34. He leaves to mourn his departure his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Johnson, three sisters, Mrs. Mildred Choate and Miss Dorothy Johnson of Springfield, and Virginia of the home; one brother, Wilbur, of Iberia, Mo., other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by a brother, James, in 1925. Verne was born near Ozark and lived his entire life here, with the exception of five years spent in California. His death, following an attack of acute appendicitis, was a shock to the entire community. He attended the Ozark school and was a favorite with his many friends and classmates. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 13, at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel of the Klepper Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Ross Carter and Rev. Oscar Pigg of Springfield. Burial was in the Selmore cemetery.

 

Johnson, Herbert W. “Herb” 20 Nov 1915 - 7 Jun 1984 OH 14 Jun 1984 p9

Services for H. W. “Herb” Johnson, 68, Nixa, were held June 11 in Greenlawn South Chapel, Springfield, with the Revs. Jim Schudy and Les Bonner officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Springfield. Mr. Johnson died at St. John’s Regional Health Center June 7 after apparently suffering a heart attack. Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Samaritan Boys Ranch or Make-A-Wish for Today.

 

Johns, Warren Louie 2 Sep 1905 - 1 Sep 1975  OH 4 Sep 1975 p11

[Note: Son of  George Anderson & Mary Catherine (Monger) Johns; married 28 Oct 1923  Lacy Cordelia Brown 14 Jun 1904 - 22 Nov 1995]

SPARTA - Warren L. Johns, 69, of Sparta, died at 10:30 p.m. Monday at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield following a short illness. Mr. Johns, a retired farmer, was a longtime resident of the Sparta community. His survivors include his wife, Lacy; nine sons, Arley H., Roger L., Mike O. and Lloyd C., all of Portland, Ore., George R. of the home, Leslie H. of Nixa and Lora E. of Fordland, Jimmy of El Paso, Texas and Paul L. of Missoula, Mont..; three daughters, Mrs. Novella Killian, Simi Valley, Calif., Mrs. Judy Ann Newkirk, Torrence, Calif.. and Mrs. Carol Jo Shaughnessy, Portland, Ore.; a half-brother, James C. Irvin of San Luis Obispo, Calif.; a half-sister, Mrs. Octavia L. Merritt, Belen, N. M.; 30 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Arrangements were under direction of Adams Funeral Home of Ozark.

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Johns, Warren Louie 2 Sep 1905 - 1 Sep 1975  OH 11 Sep 1975 p11

Lacy C. Johns and children wish to express their deep appreciation to all those who offered gifts of kindness during our time of sorrow. A special thank you to the ambulance attendants, florist shop employees and the Adams Funeral Home.

 

Johns, William Henry 3 Mar 1863 - 23 Mar 1919 CCR 28 Mar 1919 p1

[Note: Son of  John & Martha Tressia "Patsy" (Martin) Johns; married 11 Jul 1886 CCM Mary Alice “Maid”  Smith 24 Apr 1870 - 24 Jun 1911]

W. H. Johns aged about 56 years, died at his home four and one half miles northeast of Sparta last Sunday. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon conducted by Rev. Foster of Sparta, with interment in the Martin cemetery located on the home place of Mr. Johns. The deceased was a brother of Sheriff G. A. Johns and had been in poor health for some time,. He leaves a family of nine living children, the wife having died some eight years ago, He lives on the old homestead place that had come down from his grandfather who made the original government entry.

 

Johnson, ? died Jan 1902 CCR 23 Jan 1902

[Note: Child of James Johnson]

A little child of Jas. Johnson of Rogersville was burned to death last week. I didn’t learn the particulars.

 

Johnson, ? Mar 1907 - 27 May 1907 CCR 30 May 1907

[Note: Son of William L. & Grace (Horton) Johnson; grandson of John J. & Bettie B. (  ) Horton and Steven C. & Polly Ann (Stevens) Johnson; no legible tombstone; his mother 30 Dec 1889 - 23 Mar 1907 probably died at or shortly after his birth]

The baby of Will Johnson, son of S. C. Johnson, died last Monday night. It was about two months old. It was buried Tuesday beside its young mother, Grace Johnson, who died last March.

Misses Mary and Ella Johnson are at home this week from the normal owing to the sickness of the baby of their brother.

 

Johnson, A. C. died 5 Jan 1899 CCR 12 Jan 1899

[Note: brother of James S. Johnson 1 Jul 1829 - 20 Mar 1905]

Died, at Hornich, Iowa, on January 5th, 1899, at 3 p.m. of catrrhal pneumonia, A. C. Johnson of Armour, S. D.. The interment was held at Armour on Sunday, Jany 8th. He was a brother of our county treasurer, J. S. Johnson and had been visiting another brother at Hornich, when death called him,

 

Johnson, Aaron Boyed 29 Aug 1905 - 28 Aug 1995  CCH-N 6 Sep 1995

[Note: Son of William Thomas & Martha Jane (Kimmons) Johnson; married Esther Borg]

Aaron Boyed Johnson, 90, passed away at 4:00 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, 1995, in the Nixa Park Care Center. Mr. Johnson was born Sunday, Aug. 29, 1905, in Nixa, the son of William Thomas and Martha Jane Kimmons Johnson. He was a member of Modern Woodmen of America and had a great love for his dog. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, and his wife, Esther Borg Johnson. He is survived by one daughter; Aarona Chorostecki, of Illinois; one son, Ronald B. Johnson, of Calif.; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services were at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 31, 1995, in Harris, a Heritage Funeral Home Chapel, Nixa, with the Rev. Joe Fahl officiating.

 

Johnson, Albert Franklin 12 Apr 1877 - 13 Feb 1937 CCR 18 Feb 1937 p4

[Note: Son of James & Minerva (Johnson) Johnson; married 28 Nov 1901 Julia Workman 2 Feb 1873 - 19 Feb 1963]

Albert Franklin Johnson, son of James and Minerva Johnson, was born April 12, 1877, and departed this life Feb. 13, 1937, aged 59 years, ten months and one day. He was united in marriage to Miss Julia Workman on Nov. 28, 1901. He leaves to mourn his departure the widow, three sisters, and six brothers, together with a large number of nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral services were conducted Feb. 14 at 3:30 p.m. in the Shady Grove church by Rev. Worth Caughron with burial in the Shipman cemetery under the direction of the T.B. Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

Johnson, Alice (Monger) Humble 17 Jan 1860 - 12 Oct 1950 CCR 19 Oct 1950

[Note: Daughter of John William & Matilda (Waller) Monger; married 28 Sep 1887 M. T. Humble; married 14 Dec 1899 William Marion Johnson 23 Sep 1862 - 22 Jul 1957 - marriage date according to 1900 census & marriage records]

Funeral services for Mrs. W.M. Johnson, 90, of Sparta, were held Sunday afternoon in the Sparta Baptist Church with the Rev. E.N. Web officiating. Mrs. Johnson died Thursday, October 12. An active member of the Sparta Baptist Church, she was a regular attendant at church until two weeks before her death. She had joined the church in her young womanhood. She was born Alice Monger, daughter of John and Matilda Monger, on January 17, 1860. A lifetime resident of the Sparta community, she was known to all her friends as Aunt Alice. By her first marriage she had one child, which died in infancy. She married W. M. Johnson Dec. 14, 1900. she is survived by her husband, two stepdaughters, Mrs. Beatrice Anderson and Mrs. Audrey Ladd, nine grandchildren and by 13 great-grandchildren. Burial Sunday afternoon was in the Sparta cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home.

 

Johnson, Almus Hershel 4 Mar 1910 - 14 Nov 1981 OH 19 Nov 1981 p12

Almus Hershel Johnson, 71, Billings, died on Nov. 14. He had been in ill health for a year. Mr. Johnson was a retired carpenter and farmer. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Belle Stafford, Springfield, Mrs. Grace Chandler, Springfield, and Mrs. Beulah Thomas, Dadeville; and a brother, Earl, Springfield. Services were held Nov. 17 at Klingner Chapel, Springfield, with the Rev. W.E. Dowell officiating. Burial was in Mount Olive Cemetery near Marionville.

 

Johnson, Alton "Tex" Taylor 23 Apr 1914 - 18 Jan 2001  CCH-N 31 Jan 2001

[Note: Son of James Walter & Lizzie (Cook) Johnson]

Alton "Tex" Taylor Johnson, 86, Ozark, passed away Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001 in his residence following an extended illness of ALS. Alton was born Thursday, April 23, 1914 in Daingerfield, Texas, the son of James Walter and Lizzie (Cook) Johnson. He was a retired law enforcement official serving as deputy sheriff in Taney County, Mo., and later serving as police chief in the Branson, Rockaway Beach area. "Tex's" spirit of dedication will be missed by the people he so willingly served in the community. He was preceded in death by his parents, a granddaughter, Sherry Johnson, a brother, Rayford Johnson and sisters, Lillian and Gladys. He is survived by his daughter, Betty Johnson, Springfield; his son, Charles Johnson and wife Chloeta, Walnut Shade; grandchildren Sam Johnson, Highlandville, Mike Lupton and Raymond Fulcher, both of Springfield. Funeral services were held Jan. 22 in the Harris Funeral Home, Ozark, with Reverend Lynn Swadley officiating. Burial followed in the Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Springfield under the care of Harris Funeral Home, Ozark. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southwest Missouri, Missouri Police Chiefs Association or National Sheriff's Association.

Johnson, Alvin Elwood 3 Jun 1928 - 12 Mar 2012 CCH-N 28 Mar 2012

[Note: Son of Orville & Lauroy (Blount) Johnson; married 1948 Phyllis Darlene]

            Alvin Elwood Johnson, 83, of Springfield, died March 9. Services were 10 a.m. March 12, at Greenlawn Funeral Home East, Springfield, with Pastor Kenneth McIntosh officiating. Burial was in Temple Hill Cemetery, Bruner. Visitation was 2 to 4 p.m. March 11 in the funeral home. He was born June 3, 1928, in Springfield, to Orville and Lauroy (Blount) Johnson. He was a member of the Galloway Baptist Church, and was a Christian all of his life. He served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son David Johnson; and a granddaughter Joyce Darlene Blankenship. He is survived by his wife of 63 years Phyllis Darlene Johnson of the home; three children: Carolyn Blankenship and Husband Ron, Sparta, Phyllis McQueen and husband of Springfield, and Roy Johnson of Springfield; six grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren; two sisters and two half brothers; and a special sister-in-law Violet Roller and husband Wesley of Sparta; as well as many other relatives and friends. Arrangements have been entrusted to Greenlawn Funeral Home East, Springfield.


Johnson, Amos M. 17 Sep 1874  -  4 Jul 1963  CCR 11 Jul 1963

[Note: married 27 Dec 1898  Ermena “Emma” Bray 22 Nov 1875 - 11 May 1939; m/2 Lydia Bell Garrison 1873 - 1970 m/1 Isaac L. Shipman]

Amos M. Johnson, 88, of Ozark, died at his home at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday. Mr. Johnson was a lifelong resident of Christian County. He is survived by his wife, Lydia; a daughter, Mrs. Pauline Brown, of Long Beach, Calif.; one son, Roy, of the state of California; three step-daughters, Mrs. Lois Garrison, of Route 1, Sparta, Mrs. Goldie Hooper and Mrs. Gladys Walters, both of Springfield; two step-sons, Ralph Shipman, of Springfield, and Tandy Shipman, of Ozark. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Adams and Monger of Ozark.

 

Johnson, Arena G. (Hendricks) 7 Jun 1910 - 19 Nov 2007 SN-L 22 Nov 2007

[Note: Daughter of Tom & Bertie (  ) Hendricks; married 7 Nov 1940 Oka Johnson]

Arena G. Johnson passed away Monday, November 19, 2007, at 7 a.m. in the home of her daughter in Billings, Missouri. She was born June 7, 1910, to Tom and Bertie Hendricks of Billings. Arena married Oka Johnson on November 7, 1940, and they lived in Mt. Vernon, where Oka was the Lawrence County Assessor. They moved to a farm north of McKinley in 1946 and raised their family there. In 1974 Oka and Arena moved to Billings where they spent the rest of their lives. She was a homemaker and always enjoyed doing things for her family and friends. Arena attended Curtis Chapel Church for many years, and in recent years, she attended the Full Gospel and Billings Baptist Churches. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oka, October 27, 1979; a great-granddaughter, Brandi Fox; her parents; a sister, Ruby Talley; and sons-in-law, Homer Fox and Willis Lane. She is survived by a son, Fred Johnson and wife, Aleene, Republic; three daughters, Ruby Haugsted and husband, David, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Sue Fox and Norma Lane, both of Billings; 12 grandchildren; several great and great-great-grandchildren; a special niece, Royalene and husband, Keith Tucker; a special nephew, Danny Talley; special friends, Leona Davis and Dorothy McGehee; and many more relatives and friends. The family would like to thank Dr. Kelly Trygg, St. Johns Hospice, and friends, Cindy Stone and Shirley Soole for their kind and loving care for Mom the past few days of her life. Mom was a special lady and was loved by all who knew her. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 24, 2007, at Meadors Funeral Home, Billings, with Rev. Rex Mooneyham and David Haugsted officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery, McKinley, where she will be buried next to her husband. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.

 

Johnson, Arthur M. Jul 1893 - 9 Aug 1964      CCR 13 Aug 1964 p1

[Note: Son of James H. & Sarah A. (Gardner) Johnson]

Graveside services for Arthur M. Johnson, 71, Ozark, were at 2 p.m. Monday in Adams-Monger Cemetery (sic) here with the Rev. William T. White officiating. He died at 2 p.m. Saturday August 8 at the Christian Rest Home here after a short illness. A member of the First Baptist Church of Ozark, he was a lifelong resident of the Ozark and Sparta communities. Surviving are a son, Clell, Joplin; one brother, Sherman, Springfield; and two grandsons.

 

Johnson, Auda 27 Feb 1904 - 14 Jul 1978 OH 20 Jul 1978 p3

[Note: married Eva]

GALENA - Services for Auda Johnson, 74, Galena, were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Galena Community Church with the Rev. Frank Eaton officiating, Burial was in Galena Cemetery. Mr. Johnson died in 4:50 p.m. Friday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, after a short illness. He was a farmer and a member of the Pentecostal Church. Survivors include his wife, Eva; a son, Don Drennan, St. Louis; six daughters, Mrs. Wanda Sue Berry and Mrs. Nancy Faye Henson, both of Galena; Mrs. Becky Wrenn, Yakima, Wash., Mrs. Judy Eakins, Ozark, Mrs. Sharlene King, Crane, and Miss Connie Drennan, of the home and five grandchildren.

 

Johnson, Augusta (Jones) 1878 - Nov 1953 BT 26 Nov 1953

[Note: married John William Johnson]

Funeral services were held November 16 at Mt. Olive Church with Rev. A. T. Mahanay of Republic officiating for Mrs. Augusta Johnson, 75 of Marionville who passed away Saturday morning at a nursing home in Aurora where she had been a patient for the past three months. Burial was made in the church cemetery under direction of Bradford-Surridge of Marionville. Mrs. Johnson was a native of Christian County and the widow of John William Johnson. Survivors are three sons, Oka of Rt. 1, Marionville; Hugh of China Lake, Calif.; and Carel of Tacoma, Wash.; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren; a brother, James C. Jones of Marionville; and three sisters, Mrs. W. E. Boyd of Oklahoma City, Okla; Mrs. Earl Garoutte, Stratford, Tex and Mrs. Lester Mack of Rogersville.

 

Johnson, Basil Manford 28 Jun 1915 - 31 Jul 1999  CCH-N 4 Aug 1999

[Note: Son of  John Frances & Emma Daisy (Shipman) Johnson; married 12 Oct 1940 Flora Faye Winslow]

Basil M. Johnson, 84, of Ozark passed away Saturday July 31, 1999 at his home. Basil was born Monday June 28, 1915 at Christian County, Missouri, the son of John Frances Johnson, and Emma Daisy Shipman Johnson. On October 12, 1940 Basil was joined in marriage to Flora Faye Winslow at Ozark. Basil and Faye would soon celebrate 59 years of marriage. Basil served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. Basil worked in the mines and for the railroad and was an excellent mechanic. Basil was of the Baptist faith and was converted early in life. Basil loved to fish, hunt, especially coon hunting. He also enjoyed digging ginseng root and has the honor of being recorded as the digging the largest ginseng root in the state of Missouri. Basil was preceded in death by his mother in 1923, his father in 1955, and an infant son, David Paul in 1945. He was preceded in death by six sisters and one brother. Basil will be greatly missed by his survivors who include his wife Flora Faye; three sons, Richard Lee and his wife Carolyn of Highlandville; Roger Dale and Tommy Steven both of Ozark; a daughter Brenda Gail Pruett and her companion Roger Dunlap of Strafford; his Mother-In-Law, Ina Biers of Nixa; his grandchildren; Jennifer Christman, Leslie McCafferty, Nikki Johnson, Lucas Johnson, Rhonda Langley Robin Blansit, Annahlee Johnson, Ricky Hood, Tina Johnson, Tommy Johnson, Michael Johnson, and Kelly Pruett, His step grandchildren; Mike Sportsman, Brian Sportsman, and Brad Sportsman; his great-grandchildren, David Langley and Daniel Langley. Also surviving are nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday August 3, 1999 at. the Harris, a Heritage Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Reverends Hubert Swearengin and Bob Long officiating. Burial with military honors were at the Highlandville Cemetery. Visitation were Monday, August 2, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

Johnson, Benjamin Harrison 20 May 1887 - 18 Oct 1934 CCR 25 Oct 1934 p1

[Note: Son of Joseph & Elizabeth (Hart) Johnson; married Apr 1919 Della Strafford]

Benjamin Harrison Johnson was born, May 20, 1887 and died Oct. 19, 1934, aged 47 years. He was married to Della Stafford in April 1919. Four brothers survive him. They are W.M.; T.A.; E.W. all of the home address and Henry of Nebraska and one sister, Mrs. Rachel Spencer of Linden. His parents, two brothers and one sister have preceded him in death. He was born and reared near Keltner. About a week before his death he professed his faith in Christ. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. at Dogwood by E.H. Hamby with burial in the Dogwood cemetery under the direction of T.B. Chaffin.

 

Johnson, Bessie May (Steinbeck) 11 Aug 1920 - 26 Jun 1991  NN-E 4 Jul 1991

[Note: Daughter of Harry & Stella (  ) Steinbeck; married Herbert Johnson 20 Nov 1915 - Jun 1984]

Bessie May Johnson, 70, Nixa, died at noon Wednesday, June 26, 1991, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. The daughter of Harry and Stella Steinbeck, she was born Aug. 11, 1920. She was a member of North Nixa Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert, June 7, 1984. She is survived by two sons, Michael Wayne, San Francisco, Calif., and Johnny, Springfield; a daughter, Sherrell Luckie, Springfield; and a sister, Lucille Rand, Versailles. Graveside services were Friday in Greenlawn Cemetery under direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home South. The Rev. Jim Schudy officiated. Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association or Good Samaritan Boys Ranch.

 

Johnson, Beulah C. (Cline) 17 Jun 1905 - 26 Jun 1986 OH 3 Jul 1986 p3

[Note: Daughter of James Walter & Lucy E. (Gann) Cline; married 25 Mar 1926 Leo Johnson]

Services for Beulah C. Johnson, 81, Billings, were held June 29 in Meadors Chapel, Billings, with the Rev. Ed Kimblee officiating. Burial was in Dover Cemetery. Mrs. Johnson died in her home of natural causes June 26. She was a member of the Green Mountain Baptist Church at Conway. Survivors include one son, Bob Cline, Mount Vernon; one daughter, Mildred Reid, Billings; four brothers, Pat Cline, Aurelia, Iowa, Manuel Cline, Buffalo, Larry Cline, Conway, and Dale Cline, Kansas City; four grandsons; four great grandsons; and one great-great granddaughter.

 

Johnson, Beulah Mae (Gibson) 22 Aug 1903 - 10 Mar 1935 CCR 14 Mar 1935 p1

[Note: Daughter of Cincinnati C. “Nat“ & Cora K. (Forgey) Gibson; married 13 Dec 1922 Clifford D. Johnson 1900 - 2 Dec 1962]

Mrs. Beulah Mae Johnson, aged 31, wife of Clifford Johnson, died at her home in Denver, Colo., on Monday, March 11. The remains arrived here Tuesday for funeral services to be held at the Sparta Baptist church today, Thursday, with Rev. Ross Carter officiating. Burial will be at the Linden cemetery under the direction of T.B. Chaffin. Mrs. Johnson is survived by the husband and one daughter, aged 11 years. Also by her father, C.C. Gibson of Sparta and many other relatives.

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Johnson, Beulah Mae (Gibson) 22 Aug 1903 - 10 Mar 1935 CCR 21 Mar 1935 p1

Beulah Gibson Johnson was born Aug. 22, 1903, and departed this life March 10, 1935, at her home in Denver, Colo., aged 31 years, 6 months and 19 days. She was united in marriage on Dec. 13, 1922, to Clifford Johnson. To this union one daughter, Nadine, was born. She was converted at about the age of 13 years and united with the Fairview Baptist church. She went to Colorado about 10 years ago to try and regain her health. She always wore a smile and was brave and patient through her illness. She said, “I have put up a hard fight to regain my health and it isn’t to be. I am not afraid to go.” She is survived by the husband and daughter, who has made her home with her grandparents during the mother’s illness. Also by the father, C.C. Gibson, one sister, Mrs. Merle Wall of Salida, Colo., three brothers, Paul of Denver, Homer of Ozark and Dewayne of Sparta, and by a host of other relatives and close friends. The mother, one sister and one brother have preceded her in death. Funeral services were conducted on March 14 at 2 p.m. in the Sparta Baptist church with Rev. Ross Carter officiating. Burial was in the Linden cemetery under the direction of the T.B. Chaffin Funeral Home.

 

Johnson, Billy Ray 31 Mar 1951 - 9 Sep 2008 SN-L 11 Sep 2008

[Note: Son of Billy & Verna (  ) Johnson]

Billy Ray Johnson, age 57, of Hurley, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2008. He was born March 31, 1951, in Porterville, Calif., the son of Billy and Verna Johnson. His father and a sister, Sharon Lee, preceded him in death. Billy served his country in the U.S. Army. He was employed by Carlisle Power Transmission. Billy loved his family and spending time with them. Known as "'White Shoes” he was an avid dirt bike rider, and member of Ozark Mountain Trail Riders Association. He enjoyed dirt biking, camping, fishing, NASCAR, and football with family and friends. Survivors include three daughters, Natasha Jackson of Texas, Casscenda and Roger Flood, and Sarah and Brandon Hulse, of Hurley; five grandchildren, Haley and Ethan Flood, and Hannah, Kaden, and Kaleb Hulse; his mother, Verna; three brothers, Larry, Jimmy and Rodney; three sisters, Barbara, Brenda and Ronda, all of Okla.; and his loving extended family. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, in Wright's Chapel Full Gospel Church, Hurley. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Saturday until service time. Burial will follow in Jones-Chastain Cemetery under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Memorial contributions in Billy's name may be made to the family.

 

Johnson, Bobby Gene 19 May 1929 - 3 Feb 2000  CCH-N 9 Feb 2000

[Note: Son of Denver Calvin & Lorene (Johns) Johnson; married 28 Dec 1952 Erva Lou Bolin]

Bobby Gene Johnson, age 70, Sparta, passed away Thursday, February 3, 2000, in Cox Medical South, Springfield. He was born May 19, 1929, in Sparta, Missouri, the son of Denver Calvin Johnson and Lorene Johns Johnson St. John. On December 28, 1952, he and Erva Lou Bolin were united in marriage. Mr. Johnson was a farmer and lived all of his life in Sparta, where he was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include: his wife, Erva Lou Johnson, Sparta; his mother, Lorene St. John and stepfather, Zack, Sparta; an uncle, Olin Johnson, Springfield; two aunts, Faye Short and Lourea Johns, both of Ozark and three cousins, Nadine Winslow, Ozark, Lou Ann Stark, Springfield, and Ellen Kay Henry, Muskogee, OK. He was preceded in death by his father. Funeral services were Sunday, February 6, 2000, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Greely Kirkpatrick officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.

 

Johnson, Budd Eldon 21 Sep 1939 - 15 Jun 2000

[Note: Son of Frank & Helen (Henry) Johnson; married 2 Jul 1971 Nancy Ghan]

Budd Eldon Johnson, 60, Clever, Mo., went to be with his Lord Thursday, June 15, 2000, in his home following a long illness.  He was born Sept. 21, 1939, to Frank and Helen (Henry) Johnson.  On July 2, 1971, he was united in marriage to Nancy Ghan.  Budd attended Calvary Bible Church, Nixa, and was an active member of the Christian County Saddle Club until his health prevented his participation.  He was a retired auto mechanic and spent the last 10 years farming.  He was preceded in death by his father.  He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy, of the home; his mother, Helen Johnson, Springfield; a brother, Allen Johnson, Mount Vernon; nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 18, 2000, in Meadors Funeral Home, Clever, with the Rev. Joe Fahl officiating.  Burial will be in Frazier Cemetery, Boaz.  The Clever chapel will be open at noon today with visitation from 7 to 8 p.m.   (Springfield (MO) News-Leader – 18 June 2000)

 

Johnson, Byrl Glenn 15 Nov 1919 - 7 Dec 1965  CCR 9 Dec 1965 p1

[Note: Son of Robert & Minnie (Roberts) Johnson; married Nina Louise McCoy 1 Jun 1922 - 18 Jul 1995]

A 46-year old Ozark Resident, Byrl G. Johnson, was found dead about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, the victim of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Christian County Coroner Dean Harris. Harris said Johnson was found by his wife, Nina. The couple had been separated for a few days, and no one had seen Johnson since Sunday. The coroner said it is thought that Johnson had shot himself in the left temple with a .22 caliber rifle, possibly Tuesday morning. The victim was a lifelong resident of Ozark, veteran of World War II and a member of the Calvary Baptist church in Ozark. Surviving are the wife; three sons, Larry of Seymour, Byrl G., Jr. and Freddie, both of Ozark; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Swayne of Seymour and Mrs. John Bulmer, Rolla; a brother, Clell of Ozark; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Fisher and Mrs. Matel Matthis, both of Bakersfield, Calif. and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Harris Chapel here with the Rev. Gerald Rushing officiating. Burial will be in Roberts Cemetery near Sparta.

 

Johnson, Calvin 18 Jul 1875 - 13 Jan 1957 CCR 10 Jan 1957 p1

[Note: Son of  Horace & Nancy Ann (Hart) Johnson]

Funeral services for Calvin Johnson, 81, who died January 15 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of the Chaffin Funeral Home in Ozark. Rev. Roy Shipman officiating, and burial was in Monger Cemetery under direction of Chaffin. He was a lifelong resident of the Sparta community and a retired farmer. Survivors include one sister, Miss Ellen Johnson of Sparta; one brother, John Johnson of Springfield; five nephews and three nieces.

 

Johnson, Calvin A. "Bud" 18 Jan 1875 - 29 Mar 1933 CCR 4 May 1933 p1

[Note: Son of James & Manerva (Hedgpeth) Johnson; married 31 Jul 1910 Melinda Frances Rucker 13 Apr 1895 - 23 Jan 1981]

Calvin A. Johnson, son of James and Minerva Johnson, who was born in Douglas county, Mo., on Jan.18, 1875, departed this life near Sparta, Mo., on April 29, 1933, aged 68 years, 3 months and 11 days. He was the eighth child of 11 children, all of whom survive him except a sister, Mrs. Sophronia Bonds. He was united in marriage to Miss Melinda Frances Rucker on July 31, 1910. To this union five children were born, four sons and one daughter. He was converted and united with the Shady Grove Baptist church in August, 1908. He leaves to mourn his departure the widow and five children: Mrs. Alma Billingsly of Chadwick, Misses Lola, Beulah, and Eudene and Mr. Floyd, all of the home address. The seven brothers and three sisters living are John and Allen of Oak Grove, Ark., Robert, Alfred and Albert of Ozark, Clarence of Fayetteville, Ark.; Shack of Sparta; Mrs. Frances Bonds of Sparta; Mrs. Racheal Shipman and Mrs. Minda Workman, both of Chadwick. Funeral services were conducted at the Shipman cemetery Sunday, April 30, at 2 o’clock by Rev. Ross Carter, with burial in the Shipman cemetery under the direction of T.B. Chaffin.

 

Johnson, Calvin Denver 7 Mar 1905 - 5 Jan 1944 CCR 13 Jan 1944 p4

[Note: Son of William Albert & Elnora “Nora“ (Abbott) Johnson; married Lorene Johns 22 Mar 1913 - 28 Jan 2005; tombstone under Denver Calvin]

Calvin Denver Johnson was born March 7, 1905, and departed this life Jan. 5, 1944, age 38 years. He was united in marriage in 1928 to Lorene Johns and to this union one son was born. Surviving are his wife and son, Bobby Gene; his mother, Mrs. Nora Johnson; one sister, Faye; three brothers, Clifford of Springfield, Mo., Olen of Richmond, Calif., and Roger of Sparta. He was converted early in life and was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at Sparta Baptist Church Jan. 8 with Rev. Lynn Swadley of Springfield officiating with burial in Shipman Cemetery under direction of the Sparta Funeral Home, Rathbun & Chaffin.

 

Johnson, Charles Homer 9 Mar 1893 - 1 Sep 1984 OH 13 Sep 1984 p11

[Note: Son of Woodson Tyler & Mary Green (Hilton) Johnson; married Mae]

Services for Homer Johnson, 91, Walla Walla, Washington, were held Sept. 5 in Emmanuel Lutheran Church with the Rev. Keith Krebs officiating. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. Johnson died Sept. 1 in Elzora Manor, Milton-Freewater, Oregon. Born in Spokane, Mo. in 1893, Mr. Johnson moved west in 1914 to enroll in Washington State University where he studied pharmacy. He served two years in World War I, after which he farmed for a few years before returning to WSU to complete his degree in pharmacy. Mr. Johnson and his wife  moved to Walla Walla from Pullman in 1954. Mr. Johnson was a member of the Emanuel Lutheran Church, B. P. O. Elks #287, Walla Walla Lodge #13; AF&AM, American Legion, D. A. V., World War I veteran, Dappa Sigma Fraternity, Honorary, Pharmaceutical, Deppa Psi. He attended Ozark High School for two years, where he played basketball 1910-1911 and attended White Oak district grade school north of Spokane. Survivors include his wife, Mae; two daughters, Mrs. William E. (Joyce) Hannell, Athens, Oregon, and Mrs. Roy H. (Janis) Johnson, College Park, Maryland; one sister, Allie Wilson, Ozark; one brother, Raymond Johnson, Ozark.

 

Jones, Cecil M. 20 Feb 1903 - 20 Jun 1987 OH 25 Jun 1987 pC6

[Note: Son of William A. & Mary Emily "Mollie" (Nelson) Jones; married Merle Gibson 22 Jul 1903 - 23 Oct 1966]

Services for Cecil M. Jones, 84, Garrison, were held June 23 in Garrison Baptist Church with the Rev. Carl Thompson officiating. Burial was in Garrison Cemetery under the direction of Harris of Ozark. Mr. Jones was dead on arrival June 20 at Springfield Community Hospital of natural causes. He was a retired farmer and a lifelong resident of the Garrison community, He was a member of Garrison Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, George and Shirley Jones, Garrison, Gordon and Zelda Jones, Garrison, and Jerry and Martha Jones, Chicago, Ill.;. a brother, Earl Jones, Banning, Calif.; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

 

Johnson, Charles W. 10 Feb 1928 - 15 Dec 2007 SN-L 18 Dec 2007

[Note: Son of Thomas & Eva Pearl (Emmons) Johnson; married Rose Marie Russell]

Charles Wayne Johnson, age 79, of Springfield, Mo., passed away Saturday, December 15, 2007, in his home in Springfield, Mo. He was born February 10, 1928, in Martin County, Ind., the son of Thomas Johnson and Eva Pearl (Emmons) Johnson. He is survived by his wife Rose Marie (Russell) Johnson of the home; one daughter, Cathy and Bud Wilcoxen of Ozark, Mo.; two sons, Charles D. and Arlene Johnson of Nixa, Mo., Kenneth and Terrye Johnson of Montgomery, Texas; three sisters, Ruth Taylor, Frances York, and Barbara and Harrold Thomas all of Loogootee, Ind.; one brother, David Johnson of Shoals, Ind.; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many other relatives and a host of friends. Arrangements are being handled by Walnut Lawn Funeral Home LTD, 2001 W. Walnut Lawn St., Springfield, Mo., where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening, December 18, 2007. Funeral service will be in Walnut Lawn Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 19, 2007. Interment will be in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Mo., at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Lung Association. An online memorial may be signed at www.walnut lawnfuneralhome.com.

 

Johnson, Clarence Hobart 21 Oct 1899 - 6 May 1923 CCR 11 May 1923 p.1

[Note: Son of William C. & Missouri Emma “Zura” (Reed) Johnson ; MO DC gives dob as 21 Oct 1898]

Clarence Johnson, aged 23 years, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Johnson near Selmore at 6:00 o'clock a, m. Sunday, May 6, 1923, after a lingering illness. Funeral services were held at the residence at 1:00 o'clock p: m., Monday, conducted by Rev. J. W. Alexander of the Baptist church of Ozark with interment in the Ozark city cemetery under direction of undertaker T.B. Chaffin. The deceased leaves the parents and two sisters, Miss Emma Johnson and Mrs. Zona Day to mourn the untimely departure of the only son and brother.

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Johnson, Clarence Hobart 21 Oct 1899 - 6 May 1923 CCR 8 Jun 1923

We, as members of Ozark Rebekah Lodge No. 412 extend our sympathy to Sister Zona Day and family in the loss of her brother, Clarence Johns who died at the home of his parents, Sunday, May 6, 1923. We feel the family and friends have suffered a great loss and we commend them to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe. Realizing the tie that binds us in Friendship, Love and Truth, we take this method of expressing our sympathy to the family. May the Heavenly Father comfort them in this hour of their bereavement.   Maude Rees, T. B. Chaffin, Belle Brown, Committee

 

Johnson, Clarence W. 15 Apr 1885 - 17 Apr 1958 CCR 24 Apr 1958 p4

[Note: Son of Simeon & Eleanor E. (Marshall) Johnson; married Rosa J. Graham 17 Mar 1896 - 10 Feb 1980]

Funeral services for Clarence W. Johnson, 73, of Highlandville who died Thursday, April 17 were held Sunday, April 20 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chaffin Funeral Chapel at Ozark, with Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery under direction of Chaffin. A native of Ohio, he spent most of his life in the Highlandville community. Survivors include his wife, Rosa Johnson, one daughter, Mrs. Eula Mae Bishop of Highlandville; one sister, Mrs. Linna Cox of Barton, Fla.; two brothers, Emmett Johnson of Oakland, Calif and Orlan Johnson of San Bernardino, Calif and two grandchildren.

 

Johnson, Clell "Johnny" 1929 -  6 Sep 1988  OH 15 Sep 1988

[Note: Son of Homer T. & Maude A. (Stutesmun) Johnson; married Lola]

Clell "Johnny" Johnson, 59, of Canby, Oregon, formerly of Highlandville, died Sept. 6 at the Oregon City Hospital following a long illness. Services for Mr. Johnson were held Sept. 9 at. the Everhart and Kent Mortuary, Canby. Mr. Johnson was the youngest of six children born to Homer and Maude Johnson. His survivors include his wife, Lola; three sons, Johnny Lee, of the home, and Rick and Scott, both of Arizona; three stepsons; six daughters; several grandchildren; two brothers, Ray, of Eagle, Idaho and Ruel, of Wapato, Washington; three sisters, Marie Carroll of the state of Iowa, and Chloe Aton and Faye Cloud, both of Springfield; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

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Johnson, Clell N. 11 Aug 1910 - 21 Aug 1974  SN-L 22 Aug 1974
OZARK - Clell N. Johnson, 64, of Route 1, Ozark was dead on arrival at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday  at Cox Medical Center after suffering an apparent heart attack. A lifelong resident of rural Ozark, Mr. Johnson was a former employee of the Ash Grove Lime Company at Gallaway and the Reynolds Manufacturing Company in Springfield. He was a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Fisher and Mrs. Matel Mathis, both of Bakersfield, Calif. and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Shady Grove Baptist Church in Sparta with the Rev. Clifford Day officiating. Burial will be in the Roberts Cemetery near Sparta under the direction of Harris of Ozark.

 

Johnson, Clell N. 11 Aug 1910 - 21 Aug 1974  OH 29 Aug 1974 p2

[Note: Son of Robert & Minnie (Roberts) Johnson; married 14 Dec 1930 Iva F. Hodges 17 Jul 1914 - 15 May 1968]

OZARK - Clell N. Johnson, 64, of Route 1, Ozark was dead on arrival at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday  at Cox Medical Center after suffering an apparent heart attack. A lifelong resident of rural Ozark, Mr. Johnson was a former employee of the Ash Grove Lime Company at Gallaway and the Reynolds Manufacturing Company in Springfield. He was a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Fisher and Mrs. Matel Mathis, both of Bakersfield, Calif. and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Shady Grove Baptist Church in Sparta with the Rev. Clifford Day officiating. Burial was in the Roberts Cemetery near Sparta under the direction of Harris of Ozark.

 

Johnson, Clifford D. 1900 - 2 Dec 1962 CCR 6 Dec 1962 p1

[Note: Son of William Albert & Elnora “Nora“ (Abbott) Johnson; married Mabel]

Funeral services for Clifford D. Johnson, 62, of Fairview, will be at 2 p.m. Tues day at Harris Chapel with the Rev. Bill Evans officiating. Burial will be in Sparta Cemetery. Mr. Johnson died at his home Sunday morning. He had been a lifelong resident of the Fairview community and was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife, Mabel; a daughter, Mrs. Nadine Winslow, Route 1, Sparta; two brothers, Roger, 611 North West, and Olin, 1944 South Pickwick; a sister, Mrs. Faye Preston, 923 South Kimbrough; and a grandchild.

 

Johnson, Clista “Faye” (Stewart) 25 Jan 1917 – 26 Jul 1997  CCH-N 16 Aug 1997 Clint C. Johnson]

[Note: Daughter of Walter James & Martha “Matilda” (Cummings) Stewart; married 20 Jun 1943 Clint C. Johnson]

Clista “Faye” Johnson, 80, died Saturday, July 26, 1997, at John Knox Care Center, Lee’s Summit, Mo. Mrs. Johnson was born January 25, 1917, in Reno, Mo., the daughter of Walter James and Martha “Matilda” (Cummings) Stewart. Her grandparents were George Cyrus and Eva Lena (Havens) Stewart and Vincent A. and Martha J. (Weatherman) Cummings. She was married to Clint C. Johnson on June 20, 1943. She began her school-teaching career in the late 1930’s in a one-room school house in Stone County, and retired from the Osage Beach area, having taught for 40 years in the southern Missouri/Ozark area. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson lived in Lebanon for several years, where the Johnson family owned and operated a men’s clothing store. Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by her husband, Clint C. Johnson in 1977; her parents, and sisters and brothers, Fletta Rae, Vernon Walter “Pat” Cuma Guineth Horst, and Theofis Loren “Jim” or “Doke” Stewart. Survivors include five sisters, Mrs. Pauline Paul and Mrs. Mildred Cloyd, both of Kansas City, Mo. and Mrs. Opal Jay, Forsyth, Mo., Mrs. Evelyn Wright and Mrs. Martha Koelling, both of Raytown, Mo. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today in Mount Rose Memorial Park, Lebanon, Mo. Memorials may be made to the National Alzheimer’s Association, 919 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60611-1676.

 

Johnson, Colleen 19 Apr 1934 - 9 Dec 2004 SN-L 11 Dec 2004

[Note: married 27 Jan 1956 Richard Leroy Johnson 13 Oct 1932 - 22 Oct 2007]
Colleen Johnson, age 70, of Ozark, passed away Thursday, Dec. 9. A graveside funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Missouri Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

Johnson, Cynthia Kay (Johnson) Englind 29 Jul 1954 - 16 Mar 2012 CCH-N 21 Mar 2012 & SN-L 20 Mar 2012 & AdamsFH

[Note: Daughter of Theodore & Lila (Bath) Johnson; married ? Englind]

            Cynthia Kay Johnson, 57, Nixa, died March 16, 2012. She was born July 29, 1954, in North Island, Calif., the daughter of Theodore and Lila (Bath) Johnson. She was a 1972 graduate of Kickapoo High School in Springfield. Cynthia operated a day care for children from her home while living in Tulsa and also in Sparta. She was an avid bingo player, had raised Boston Terriers and enjoyed art work. Survivors include: Her mother, Lila Johnson, with whom she shared a home for the past 20 years; a daughter, Christie Cochrane and husband Guy, Broken Arrow, Okla.; a son, Eric Englind and wife Candace, Tulsa; three grandchildren, Ian Sedlemeyer, Anastacia Vandiver and husband Alex, and Gaige Englind; a great-grandchild, Stormee Vandiver; two sisters Jeri Leonard, Nixa, and Diane Gaddy and husband, J.W., Rogersville; two nieces, Dawn Leonard, and Mindy Flannigan; and a nephew, Ted Gaddy. Her father, Theodore Johnson, preceded her in death. Visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m. today, March 21, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. A graveside funeral will follow at 2:30 p.m. in Sparta Cemetery.

Johnson, Daniel 1 Jan 1844 - 2 Feb 1916 CCR 4 Feb 1916

[Note: Son of William & Mary (Roads) Johnson - mother’s maiden name unclear, could be Reads; married Louisa Van Vleet 8 Jun 1845 - 15 Jul 1921]

Daniel Johnson, a civil war veteran, aged 73 years died Wednesday night at his home two and half miles southwest of town. Funeral services will be held today (Friday). Mr. Johnson has been sick for some time and his death was not unexpected. He leaves a widow and large family of grown children.

 

Johnson, Daniel W. 29 May 1876 - 9 Jul 1942 CCR 9 Jul 1942 p1

[Note: Son of Daniel & Louise (Vanvlett) Johnson; married 3 Jan 1904 CCM Nellie Jane Keithley Jan 1881 - 1966]

D. W. Johnson, 66, died this morning at his home in Ozark. He is survived by the widow, one son, Wilbur, of Galloway, and three daughters, Mrs. Mildred Choate and Dorothy of Springfield and Miss Virginia Nix of Ontario, Calif., four brothers, Henry W. and Harley of Springfield and Ed and Frank of Stuttgart, Ark., and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Slifert and Mrs. Lottie Felkins of Forsyth, Mo. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2:30 by Rev. Floyd J. Hanks at the Chaffin Funeral Home. Burial will be at Selmore cemetery.

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Johnson, Daniel W. 29 May 1876 - 9 Jul 1942  CCR 16 Jul 1942 p8

Daniel W. Johnson, son of Daniel and Louisa Johnson, was born in Illinois May 29, 1876 and departed this life July 9, 1942, aged 66 years, one month, 10 days. He was united in marriage to Miss Nellie Jane Keithley Jan. 3, 1904. To this union were born six children, three daughters and three sons. Those who survive are Mrs. Mildred Choate, Miss Dorothy Johnson of Springfield, Mrs. Virginia Nix of Ontario, Calif., and Wilbur Johnson of Galloway. Two sons, Verne and James, preceded him in death. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Jimmy and Bill Wayne Choate; four brothers, Henry and Harley of Springfield, Frank and Ed of Stuttgart, Ark.; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Slifer and Mrs. Lottie Falkins of Forsyth, Mo. He was a member of the Church of Christ at Ozark. Having lived most of his life in Christian county, he was a well known and highly respected citizen and leaves many friends to mourn his going. He was a kind and loving husband and father and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Funeral services were conducted Sat., July 11, in the Chaffin Funeral Home by Rev. Floyd Hanks with burial in Selmore cemetery under direction of T.B. Chaffin.

 

Johnson, David Newton 8 Jun 1890 - 26 Jan 1961 CCR 2 Feb 1961 p1

[Note: Monroe & Mary Jane (Hiles) Johnson; married  Lucy Jane Johnson 5 Nov 1910 - 29 Sep 1998 m/1 Everald Gann]

Services for David Newton Johnson, 70, who died Thursday, Jan. 26 at his home in Sparta after a long illness, were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Sparta Baptist Church. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery under direction of Chaffin of Ozark. Revs. Harold Ziegler and Gene Roberts officiated. Mr. Johnson, a lifelong resident of Sparta, was a member of the Sparta Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Lucy; two step-daughters, Mrs. Rosalie Carey of Springfield and Mrs. Irene Luttrell of Sparta; two sisters, Mrs. Lena Robison of Sparta and Mrs. Etta Reynolds of Nixa and eight step grandchildren.

 

Johnson, David Paul 28 Nov 1944 - 26 Apr 1945 CCR 26 Apr 1945 p1

[Note: Son of  Basil Manford & Flora Faye (Winslow) Johnson]

Funeral services for David Paul Johnson, five-month-old son of Pfc. and Mrs. Basil Johnson, will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Greenmound church. The baby died suddenly at his mother’s home Thursday morning. His father is serving in Germany with the Armed Forces. Interment will be in the Highlandville cemetery under direction of Chaffin of Ozark.

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Johnson, David Paul 28 Nov 1944 - 26 Apr 1945 CCR 3 May 1945 p1

David Paul Johnson was born Nov. 29, 1944, and died suddenly at his parents’ home near Highlandville April 26, 1945, at the age of four months, 27 days. Survivors are his parents, Pfc. and Mrs. Basil Johnson; two brothers, Dickie and Dale; the paternal grandfather, John Johnson; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Winslow; several aunts and uncles and a host of friends. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, April 28, at the Greenmound church with Rev. Allen Maples of Springfield officiating. Interment was in the Highlandville cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home.

 

Johnson, Della 11 Feb 1890 - 21 Feb 1989  OH 23 Feb 1989

Della Johnson, 99, of Keltner, died at 7 a.m. Feb. 21 at the Hillhaven Convalescent Center, Springfield, after a long illness. Services for Ms. Johnson will be held tomorrow (Friday, Feb. 24) at the Adams Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Troy Rhoden officiating. A longtime resident of the Keltner area in Christian County, Ms. Johnson attended the Baptist Church. She is survived by one sister, Lillian Fugate, Ozark; and by several nieces and nephews.

 

Johnson, Della D. (Schaefer) 8 Jan 1879 - 4 May 1949 CCR 26 May 1949

[Note: Daughter of H. W. & Malinda (?) Schaefer; married 30 Sep 1900 William C. Johnson who died 1938]

Mrs. Della Johnson, nee Schaefer, was born Jan. 8, 1879, at California, Mo., where she grew to young womanhood. Her family moved to Billings, Mo., where she was united in marriage to William C. Johnson on Sept. 30, 1900. They made their home here until 1919 when the family went to the state of Washington and later moved to Wenatchee, Washington in 1923. She was preceded in death by Mr. Johnson in 1936. Mrs. Johnson passed away on May 4. Funeral services were held from Wenatchee Valley Church of the Brethren on May 9 at Wenatchee, Wash. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Charles Barnhart and Mrs. John Schultz, both of Wenatchee; four sisters, Mrs. A.F. Fletcher of Wenatchee, Mrs. E.I. Wood of Bremerton, Mrs. W.W. Haile of Chehalis and Mrs. Oliva DeBow of Portland, Ore., and two grandsons. Her two daughters are the former Nellie and Josephine Johnson, who attended school here, Nellie having graduated with the local high school class of 1919.

 

Johnson, Derrick James Aug 1971 - 26 Feb 1977 OH 3 Mar 1977 p2

[Note: Son of Jimmie & ? (Rhea) Johnson]

Derrick James Johnson, 5 of San Diego, Calif. died at 2:00 Saturday morning of Cystic Fibrosis. He would have been six this coming August. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Johnson of San Diego, Calif. His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Neal Rhea of Ozark. Their address is 2266 Lloyd Street, San Diego, Calif. if anyone wished to send their condolences.

 

Johnson, Dora Marie "Dodi" (Johnson) 10 Sep 1922 - 14 Aug 2003   CCH-N 9 Sep 1998

[Note: Daughter of Floyd Milton & Marie (Garrison) Johnson]

Dora Marie "Dodi" Johnson, of Sparta, died Saturday, August 29, in her home. She was the daughter of Floyd Milton and Marie (Garrison) Johnson. Dodi was an employee of Lambert's Restaurant. She was a small woman with a big heart, and was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother, and daughter. Survivors include: Her mother, Marie Johnson, of the home; three children, Michelle Ausmus and her husband, Rick, Sparta, Rhonda Ausmus and her husband, Hugh, Sparta, and Becky Ridenour, Springfield, and her fiancee, John McGuire; seven grandchildren, Denise, Josh, Erick, Cyle, Fama, Nick, and Courtney; two brothers, Rex Johnson, Elkland, and Buddy Johnson and his wife, Helen, St. Louis; a sister; Wanda Smith, Sparta; a special friend, Ron Willis, Sparta; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends. Dodi was preceded in death by her father, Floyd Johnson, a grandson, Patrick Ausmus, a nephew, Randy Johnson, and a sister-in-law, Joan Johnson.  Funeral services were Tuesday, September 1, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Gary Robertson officiating.

 

Johnson, Doris Emily (Swadley) 18 Jul 1920 - Aug 2009 SN-L 19 Aug 2009 & SN-L 20 Aug 2009
[Note: Daughter of Rev. Lynn V. & Justina “Tiny“ (Little) Swadley; married 4 Nov 1942 - Stanley L. Johnson 24 Oct 1919 - 13 Jan 1997]
Doris Emily Johnson, the daughter of Rev. Lynn and Justina Swadley, was born on July 18, 1920, in Clever, Missouri. At the age of seven, she professed Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior, and was baptized by her father, who was then pastor of Pythian Avenue Baptist Church in Springfield. From that young age until June of this year when her health failed, she stayed very active in Baptist churches wherever she lived, always finding a place of service for her Lord. She was a member of South Haven Baptist Church and loved being a part of Young In Heart and her Sunday School Class there. She married Stanley Johnson on November 4, 1942. They enjoyed nearly 55 years together before Stanley died in 1997. She was also preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Lela Berry Blankenship. She is survived by three brothers and their wives, Bob and Barbara Swadley and Rev. Paul and Betty Swadley of Springfield, and Rev. Lynn Junior and Helen Swadley of Clever. Doris and Stanley had no children, but dearly loved their nieces and nephews. Many good friends and cousins also mourn her passing. Doris received her Associate of Arts degree from Southwest Baptist College in Bolivar, a Bachelor of Science degree from Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri, and earned her Master of Education degree from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. Doris was always pleased and honored that she received a full scholarship to pursue her Masters degree at K.U. Doris enjoyed a lifetime teaching career. After only two years of college, she began teaching at Logan School in Greene County. There were forty pupils in eight grades and some of the boys were taller than their teacher. The next year, she taught at Kinser, also a one room school. In addition to teaching, her duties there included building a fire in the coal burning stove, and fixing lunch for the students. She continued her education during the summers. After that, she taught two years in Springfield. After moving to Lawrence, Kansas, with her husband, she spent three years in class rooms there and then served as elementary school principal for twenty seven years. Doris and Stan bought their first camper in 1966, discovered a love for travel and camping, and after that always had a motor home. They toured every state in the U.S.A except North Carolina and Alaska. After Stan's death, Doris was able to visit both those places with her church group. Memorial services will be Thursday, August 20 at 3 p.m. with visitation prior to the service at 2 p.m. with Rev. Paul Swadley officiating and Rev. Lynn Junior Swadley fulfilling her request to plan music involving members of her family, including brother Bob, her sisters-in-law and her nephews.

 

Johns, James E. "Buster" 25 Feb 1915 – 28 Nov 1994  CCH-N 7 Dec 1994

[Note: Son of  William & Surilda (Cardwell) Johns; married 1 Dec 1943 Edna Elizabeth Pearson]

James E. "Buster" Johns, 79, Ozark, died Monday, Nov. 28, 1994, in his home. He was born Feb. 25, 1915 near Seymour, the son of William and Surilda Cardwell Johns. On Dec. 1, 1943, he was united in marriage to Edna Elizabeth Pearson. While serving in the United States Army during World War II, he fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was a POW for six months. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart Award. He lived and farmed near Ozark since 1952. Preceding him in death were his parents; a brother, William Robert Johns; and a sister, Florene Silvey. Survivors include his wife, Edna; six children and their spouses, Edna "Joyce" and Gary McNeal, Springfield, Joel Edward and Janet Johns, Milton, Florida, Jeffry Lee and Kathy Johns, Republic, Paul William and Regina Johns, Nixa, Ray Gene and Paula Johns, Nixa, and Jeanette Marie and Glen Frey, Cabool; a sister, Agnes Maples, Nixa; and eight grandchildren, Michelle Miller, Chris Johns, Shane Robinson, Dusty Robinson, Ashlee Johns, Jarrod, Caitlin Frey and Megan Frey. Funeral services were Friday in Adams Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Bilyeu officiating. Burial with military honors were in Seymour Masonic Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Missouri or the American Cancer Society.

 

Johns, Jennie Marie (Woodall) 21 Dec 1910 - 26 Oct 1990 OH 1 Nov 1990

[Note: Daughter of Marcus & Biddie (Bryant) Woodall; married 17 Oct 1931 Noel Clyde Johns 31 Mar 1909 - 20 Jul 2004]

Marie Johns, 79, Sparta, died Friday afternoon, Oct. 26, 1990, in A Little Bit Country Private Nursing Care. A lifelong resident of Sparta, she had been a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church for 62 years. Survivors include her husband, Noel; a daughter, Marlene Watts, and her husband, Rex, Sparta; three grandchildren, Greg Watts, Ozark, Jenise Humble, Sparta, and Bryan Watts, Weatherford, Texas; a half-brother, Howard Woodall, Springfield; six great-grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren. Services were Monday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. John Hyde officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.

 

Johns, Jimmie W. 26 Sep 1936 - 7 Mar 1983    OH 31 Mar 1983 p8

[Note: Son of Warren L. & Lucy C. (Brown) Johns; married Ilse]

Jimmie W. Johns, 46, died of a heart attack March 7, 1983 while on duty with the U. S. Army in Budingen, Germany. Born in Sparta, the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Johns, he joined the army after graduating from high school. During his 28 years of military service, he served in Korea, Europe and the United States, and at the time of his death, he was a Command Sergeant Major. He is survived by his wife, Ilse, El Paso, Texas; daughters, Linda D. Johns, Berkeley, WV, and his mother, Lucy C. Johns, Portland,  OR; sisters Nevella Killian, Simi Valley, CA, and Carr Fowler, Portland; brothers, Arlie H., George R., Loyd C., Roger L., and Mike Johns, all of Portland, Paul L, Johns, Missoula, MT, Les Johns, Nixa, and L. E. “Bud” Johns, Fordland. Funeral services with military honors and Masonic graveside services were held March 15, 1983, at Fort Bliss National Cemetery, El Paso.

 

Johns, John LeRoy “Salt” 14 Mar 1871 - 19 Nov 1958 CCR 27 Nov 1958 p1

[Note: Son of John & Martha Tressia "Patsy" (Martin) Johns; married 4 Jul 1895 CCM Bertha Odessa Douglas 23 Jun 1877 - 24 Sep 1952]

Funeral services for John LeRoy Johns, 87, who died Nov. 19, were held Saturday, No. 22 at 2 p.m. in the Sparta Church of Christ, with Jess Weatherwax officiating. Burial was in the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. He had been a member of the Church of Christ for the past 36 years. Survivors include two sons, Dewey F. Johns of Springfield and LeRoy Johns of Sparta, six daughters, Mrs. Oata Givens, Mrs. Hazel Pippin, Mrs. Ruth St. John, Mrs. Lela Robinson, Mrs. Lula Ladd, all of Sparta and Mrs. Cleo Cowan of Upland, Calif.; 24 grandchildren and seven great, great grandchildren.

 

Johns, John William “Blackie” 19 Oct 1901 - 25 Jan 1978 OH 2 Feb 1978 p8

[Note: Son of  William Henry & Mary Alice (Smith) Johns; married  6 Jan 1920 Corda Copeland 5 Sept 1902 - 7 Sep 1971; nickname is Boyd in some family obits]

FORDLAND - J. W. “Blackie” Johns, 76, Fordland, died at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Geraldine Mills, Oldfield, after a nine-month illness. Mr. Johns had been visiting with his daughter since October. He had been a grocer and a stockman. Mr. Johns served as judge of the eastern district and was later elected presiding judge of Christian County. He served in that position for 28 years. Survivors include his son, George William “Jack”, Rogersville; another daughter, Mrs. Josephine St. John, Batesville, Ark.; three sisters, Mrs. Georgia Swearengin, Kansas City, Mrs. Elsie Osburn, Sparta, and Mrs. Mary Ackels, Mount Orb, Ohio; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Adams of Ozark announced arrangements.

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Johns, John William “Blackie” 19 Oct 1901 - 25 Jan 1978 OH 16 Feb 1978 p11

We would like to express our thanks to all our friends, neighbors and relatives for the prayers, calls, memorial flowers, cards, and other acts of kindness shown us during our father’s hospital confinement and at the time of his death. Special thanks are extended to his neighbors, to Thelma and Dean Adams, to Rev. Ron Day, and the singers, May God Bless each of you.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Johns and Family, Mr. and Mrs. Byron St. Johns and Family, Mr. and Mrs. B. Mills and Family.

 

Johns, Joseph “Bud” 28 Sep 1870  - 5 Aug 1949 CCR 11 Aug 1949

[Note: Son of William W. & Rachel Catherine (Braden) Johns; married 17 Jan 1895 Ida B. Nelson 17 Jan 1878 - 6 May 1911; m/2 Martha Ellison 13 Oct 1870 - 23 Feb 1968]

Funeral services for Bud Johns, 78, a lifelong resident of the eastern part of the county, who resided on the farm on which he was born his entire lifetime, and who died Aug. 5, were held Sunday afternoon at the Dogwood church. Burial was in Dogwood cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home. In 1895 he was married to Ida Nelson and to this union was born a daughter, Beulah. Both wife and daughter preceded him in death. In 1919 he was married to Martha Ellison. He is survived by the widow and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Opal Garrison of Stillwater, Okla., and one sister, Mrs. Bell Barber of Aurora.

 

Johns, Joseph Finis 30 Nov 1860 - 16 Aug 1932 CCR 25 Aug 1932 p1

[Note: Son of John & Martha Tressia "Patsy" (Martin) Johns; married 29 Mar 1887 CCM Francis Julia Ann "Dutch" Braden 27 Dec 1870 - 1 May 1957]

J.F. Johns was born in Christian county, Mo., Nov. 30, 1860 and departed this life at his farm home seven miles Northeast of Sparta Monday afternoon, Aug. 15, 1932, at the age of 71 years, 8 months, and 15 days. He was married to Julia Braden March 22, 1886. Those who survive are his widow, one sister, Mrs. Ethel Hull, four brothers, Geo. Johns, I.R. Johns, J.L. Johns, and T.F. Johns, besides other relatives and a host of friends. He was a kind and loving husband and brother and a good neighbor and a loyal citizen. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the McHaffie cemetery conducted by Rev. Steele. Burial was made under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever, Mo.

 

Johns, Joseph Leslie “Joe” 5 Oct 1900 - 23 Oct 1973  OH 1 Nov 1973 p7

[Note: Son of  George Anderson & Mary Catherine (Monger) Johns; married  30 Nov 1924 Etta Mae Foster 5 Aug 1908 - 25 Jun 1994]

Sparta - Funeral services for Joe L. Johns, 72, of Sparta, were held last Friday in the Sparta Church of Christ, with Tom Smith and Elmer Butler officiating, Burial was in Sparta Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark. Surviving are his wife, Mae; three sons, Glen of Modesto, Calif., Clifford of California, Mo. and Sammie of Springfield; two daughters, Mrs. Evalena Davis and Mrs. Juanita Luttrell, both of Rogersville; a brother, Warren of Sparta; a half-brother, Corbett Irwin, Pismo Beach, Calif.; a half-sister, Mrs. Octavia Merritt, Belenm, N. M.; 12 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

 

Johns, Julinda W. (Shipman) 16 Dec 1858 - 20 Aug 1945 CCR 23 Aug 1945 p1

[Note: Daughter of  Joseph Hiram & Mary Ann (Barnett) Shipman; married 3 Jan 1875  William Jackson Johns 17 Jul 1858 - 13 Jul 1907]

Julinda Shipman Johns was born Nov. 18, 1858, and passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lunda Gann near Sparta Aug. 20, 1945, following a lingering illness. She was united in marriage to W. J. Johns in 1874 and to this union were born seven children. Her husband and one son preceded her in death. She was converted at an early age and was a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ann Jackson of Sawer, Kans., Mrs. Ollie Dougan and Mrs. Lunda Gann of Sparta; three sons, Millard, Albert and Lonzo, all of Sparta; 20 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon in the Sparta Baptist church by Rev. Roy Shipman with burial in the Sparta cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral home of Ozark.

 

Johns, Lacy Cordella (Brown) 14 Jun 1904 – 22 Nov 1995

[Note: married 1923 Warren Louie Johns 2 Sep 1905 - 1 Sep 1975]

Lacy Cordella Brown Johns, 91, formerly of Sparta, died in Powellhurst Care Center, Portland, Oregon, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 1995. She was born June 14, 1904, near Rogersville. She was a member of the Church of Christ. In 1923, she was united in marriage to Warren Louie Johns who preceded her in death in 1975, She was also preceded in death by three sons, Arlie H. Johns, Lora E. “Bud” Johns, and Jimmie W. Johns. Survivors include nine children: George R. Johns. Portland, Or., Leslie R. Johns, Nixa, Lloyd C. Johns, Portland. Or., Novella J. Killian, Simi Valley, Calif.. Paul L. Johns, Missoula, Montana, Roger L. Johns, Vancouver, Wash., Judy A Newkirk, Redondo Beach. Calif., Mike O. Johns Gresham, Or., and Carol L. McGuire, Springfield, Or., two sisters, Elodie Hastings, Springfield, Mo., and Elsie Loveland, Weatherford, Tx.; thirty-three grandchildren, thirty-four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Graveside funeral services will be at 12:00 noon today at Sparta Cemetery under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Johns, Leeland 18 Jul 1912 - 28 Oct 1925 CCR 6 Nov 1925 p1

[Note: Son of Daniel Boone & Girtie M. (Watts) Johns; tombstone spells name Lelin, obit says Leeland]

After a lingering illness of more than five months, Leeland Johns, aged 13 years, 3 months and a few days, died at the home of his grandmother, Mrs. L. Watts at Sparta, October 29, 1925. Interment was in the Bruner Cemetery. Leland was the son of Mr. And Mrs. Boone Johns who departed this life a number of years ago. He is survived to two brothers, one sister and grandmother. Also several aunts and uncles and a host of other relatives and friends. -  A Friend

 

Johns, Leroy “Roy” 25 Oct 1919 – 14 Mar 2000  CCH-N 22 Mar 2000

[Note: Son of John Leroy "Salt" & Bertha Odessa (Douglas) Johns; married 25 Sep 1942  Wilma Irene Swearengin]

Leroy  “Roy” Johns, age 80, of Sparta, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2000 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born October 25, 1919, the son of John and Bertha (Douglas) Johns. He lived throughout his life in Christian County and on September 25, 1942. married Wilma Irene Swearengin. Mr. Johns was a farmer and was a member of the Sparta Church of Christ. He enjoyed spending time with his family and was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Survivors include: his wife, Wilma; three children and their spouses, Wanda and Jim Maples, Deana and Andy Del Carlo, Darrell and Vivian Johns, all of Sparta; six grandchildren, Larry Blevins, La Trica Young, Tina Swearengin, Sheila Johns, Bradley Blevins, and Darren Blevins; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two grandsons, Darrell Ray Johns, and Russell Blevins; and eight brothers and sisters. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 17, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark with Greely Kirkpatrick officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.

 

Johns, Lesley Cleo 18 Mar 1916 - 17 Jul 1988   OH 23 Jun 1988

[Note: Son of  Albert Newton & Nancy Ellen (Gann) Johns; married Leona Birdella Freeman]

Lesley Cleo Johns, 72, of Ozark, died at 6:15 a.m. June 17 in his home. Services for Mr. Johns were held Monday at the Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Revs. Don Blansit and Harry Cole officiating. Military rites were conducted by the American Legion Post No. 676 and VFW Post No. 3404. Burial was in Shipman Cemetery, near Sparta. A former longtime Shady Grove resident, Mr. Johns had resided in Ozark since 1979. He was a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church, and was a retired security officer for Consumers Warehouse. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Johns was preceded in death by a son, Thomas L. Johns, in 1978. He is survived by his wife, Leona; four sons, Lesley, Terry, David and Jimmy, all of Ozark; two daughters, Mrs. Linda Sue McHaffie, Sparta, and Mrs. Lana Beth Smith, Ozark; two brothers, Noel Johns, Sparta, and Wesley Johns, Edmonds, Washington; a sister, Mrs. Evalee Gibson, Sparta; 12 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Johns, Lloyd Clay 14 Apr 1929 - 2 Apr 1996   CCH-N 15 May 1996

[Note: Son of Warren Louie & Lacy Cordelia (Brown) Johns]

Lloyd Clay Johns, 66, formerly of Sparta, died April 2 of a cerebral hemorrhage. Clay was the son of Warren and Lacy Johns. He attended Sparta High School and served in the Army, 1947-48. He moved to Oregon in 1951 and worked as a warehouseman until 1984 when he was medically retired. He was preceded in death by his parents; a twin brother, Floyd, who died at birth; and three brothers, Arlie, Lora, and Jim. He is survived by three sisters, Novalla Killian, Simi Valley, California, Judy Newkirk of Redondo Beach, Calif. and Carol McGuire of Springfield, Oregon; five brothers, Geo. R. of Portland, Oregon, Les Johns of Nixa and Paul of Missoula, Montana, Roger of Vancouver, Washington and Mike of Gresham, Oregon. Graveside services were held April 24, 1996 at Williamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon.

 

Johns, Lora E. “Bud” 1 Jul 1931 - 14 Jun 1983 OH 22 Jun 1983 p8

[Note: Son of Warren Louie & Lacy Cordelia (Brown) John]

Services for Lora E. “Bud: Johns, 51, Fordland, were held June 17 in Marsh Chapel in Rogersville with Bruce Veteto officiating, Burial was in Fordland Cemetery. Mr. Johns died June 14 in his home after a long illness. Survivors include his mother, Lacey Johns, Portland, Ore., a son, James E. Maumee, Ohio,  three daughters, Mrs. Carolyn Sue Sellars and Mrs. Cheryl L. Wise, both of Springfield and Mrs. Cathy A. Young, Fordland; seven brothers, Arlie H., George B., Lloyd C., Roger C. and Mike, all of Portland, Ore., Paul L. Missoula, Mont, and Les, Nixa; three sisters, Mrs. Novella Killian, Simi Valley, Calif., Mrs. Judy Newkirk, Torrance, Calif. and Mrs. Carol Fowler, Portland, Ore.; and four grandchildren.

 

Johns, Lou (McGinnis) 4 Jun 1892 - 11 Feb 1989 OH 16 Feb 1989

[Note: Daughter of John M. & Sarah (Shipman) McGinnis; married 23 Jun 1912 Charley B. Johns 27 Sep 1887 - 24 Feb 1940]

Lou Johns, 96, of Sparta, died at 6:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11 at Springfield Community Hospital following a long illness. Services for Mrs. Johns will be held at 2:30 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 16, in the Adams Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Lupton officiating. Burial will be in Shipman Cemetery. Mrs. Johns was born June 4, 1892, to John and Sarah McGinnis. She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of the Sparta area, where she was a member of the Sparta Baptist Church. Mrs. Johns was preceded in death by her husband, Charley, in 1940. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Clell and Lourea Johns, Ozark; two daughters, Faye Short, Ozark, and Lorene St. John and her husband, Zack, Sparta; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

 

Johns, Mica Sue (Moody) 20 Aug 1939 - 25 Dec 2004  CCH-N 29 Dec 2004

[Note: Daughter of Harry & Vada (Rippie) Moody]

Mica Sue Johns, 65, Ozark, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2004 at her home. Cremation is under the direction of Forsyth Welchel Chapel, Forsyth, Mo. Mica was born Aug. 20, 1939 in Hartville, Mo., the daughter of Harry and Vada (Rippie) Moody. They preceded her in death. Mica is survived by two daughters, Tammy Johns, Ozark, and Pandora Johnson, Springfield; and seven grandchildren.

 

Johns, Millard Clarence 5 Nov 1885 - 8 Jun 1963   CCR 13 Jun 1963

[Note: Son of William Jackson & Julinda W. (Shipman) Johns; married  4 Sep 1910 Grace Florence Ferguson 28 Mar 1892 - 21 Oct 1965 ]

Millard Johns, 77, a retired farmer, died at his home at Sparta early Saturday after a long illness. Mr. Johns, a life-long resident of the community, was a member of Sparta Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Grace; a daughter, Mrs. Claradine Kraft, Ozark; a brother, Albert, Sparta; and a sister, Mrs Ollie Dougan, Ozark. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday in the Sparta Baptist Church with the Rev Ralph Maness officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery with Harris of Ozark in charge.

 

Johns, Nancy Ellen (Gann) 25 Feb 1887 - 12 Oct 1977 OH 20 Oct 1977 p5

[Note: Daughter of  Thomas L. & Mary Melissa (Hood) Gann; married 23 Dec 1906  Albert Newton Johns 23 Mar 1881 - 10 Oct 1970 ]

SPARTA - Services for Mrs. Nance E. Johns, 59, Sparta, were at 2 p.m. Monday in Shady Grove Baptist church with the Revs. Fred Woodall and Leeroy Maples officiating. Burial was in Shipman Cemetery here under direction of Harris of Ozark. Mrs. Johns died at 7:35 p.m. Wednesday in Park Central Hospital, Springfield, after short illness. She was a longtime resident of the Shady Grove community southwest of here and was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church for the past 73 years. Survivors include three sons, Noel and Cleo, both of Sparta and Wesley of Edmonds, Wash.; a daughter, Mrs. Eva lee Gibson, Ozark; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and a great great grandchild.

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Johns, Nancy Ellen (Gann) 25 Feb 1887 - 12 Oct 1977 OH 27 Oct 1977 p11

We wish to extend our thanks and deep gratitude to our friends, relatives and neighbors for the prayers, flowers and food in the loss of our loved one.  The Nancy John’s Family.

 

Johns, Nathaniel 5 May 1854 - 16 Jun 1938 CCR 23 Jun 1938 p1

[Note: Son of Billie & Kate (Broden) Johns; married 3 Sep 1886 Sarah Swearengin; no legible tombstone in McHaffie Cemetery]

Nathaniel Johns, 84, who died at his home eat of Sparta, June 16, was buried Friday, June 17, in the McHaffie cemetery under the auspices of the Rathbun & Chaffin Funeral Home of Sparta. Services were held at the residence with Mrs. Fink officiating. He is survived by the widow and one brother.

 

Johns, Noel Clyde 31 Mar 1909 - 20 Jul 2004  SN-L 21 Jul 2004

[Note: Son of Albert Newton & Nancy Ellen (Gann) Johns; married 17 Oct 1931 Jennie Marie Woodall 21 Dec 1910 - 26 Oct 1990]

Noel C. Johns, age 95, of Sparta, passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2004, in Ozark Riverview Manor. He was born March 31, 1909, in Christian County, the son of Albert and Nancy (Gann) Johns. He graduated from Sparta High School in 1930 and on Oct. 17, 1931, was united in marriage to Marie Woodall. Throughout his working career, Mr. Johns owned and operated a general store at Shady Grove, drove a milk truck, and worked at Rathbun Hardware in Sparta. He had been a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church for over 75 years. He had the privilege of singing at over 600 area funerals. He was also a member for over 50 years and Past Master of Sparta Masonic Lodge #296. Survivors include his daughter, Marlene Watts, Sparta; three grandchildren and their spouses, Gregg and Kathy Watts, Jenise and Tom Humble, Sparta, and Bryan and Susan Watts, Weatherford, Texas; eight great grandchildren, Janie Gann, Ozark, Ryan Gann, Denver, Colo., Kelly Watts, Sparta, Amy Humble, Andy Humble and wife Nicole, and Aric Humble, all of Sparta, Stephanie Garner and husband Paul, and Timothy Watts, all of Weatherford, Texas; three g r e a t g r e at-grandchildren, Holden Brown, Sparta, and Thomas Garner and Shane Johnson Jr., both of Weatherford, Texas; a sister, Evelee Gibson, Ozark; two sisters-in-law, Eleanor Johns, Edmonds, Wash., and Leona Johns, Ozark; a brother-in-law, Howard Woodall, Springfield; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie, in 1990; two brothers, Cleo and Wesley Johns; and his son-in-law, Rex Watts. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 24, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Gilbert Spencer officiating. Burial will follow in Sparta Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.

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Johns, Noel Clyde 31 Mar 1909 - 20 Jul 1904  CCH-N 28 July 2004

Noel C. Johns, 95, Sparta, died Tuesday, July 20, 2004 in Ozark Riverview Manor. He was born March 31, 1909 in Christian County, the son of Albert and Nancy (Gann) Johns. He graduated from Sparta High School in 1930 and on October 17, 1931 was united in marriage to Marie Woodall. Throughout his working career Mr. Johns owned and operated a general store at Shady Grove, drove a milk truck and worked at Rathbun Hardware in Sparta. He had been a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church for over 75 years. He had the privilege of singing at over 600 area funerals. He was also a member for over 50 years and Past Master of Sparta Masonic Lodge #296. Survivors include: His daughter, Marlene Watts, Sparta; three grandchildren and their spouses, Gregg and Kathy Watts, Sparta, Jenise and Tom Humble, Sparta, and Bryan and Susan Watts, Weatherford, Texas; eight great-grandchildren, Janie Gann, Ozark, Ryan Gann, Denver, Colorado, Kelly Watts, Sparta, Amy Humble, Andy Humble and wife Nicole, and Aric Humble all of Sparta, Stephanie Garner and husband Paul, and Timothy Watts, all of Weatherford, Texas; three great-great-grandchildren, Holden Brown, Sparta, and Thomas Garner and Shane Johnson, Jr., both of Weatherford, Texas; a sister, Evalee Gibson, Ozark; two sisters-in-law, Eleanor Johns, Edmonds Washington, and Leona Johns, Ozark; a brother-in-law, Howard Woodall, Springfield; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie, in 1990, two brothers, Cleo and Wesley Johns, and his son-in-law, Rex Watts. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 24, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Gilbert Spencer officiating. Burial followed in Sparta Cemetery. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2004

 

Johns, Noel Dean 4 Nov 1938 - 7 Jan 1994 OH 12 Jan 1994

[Note: Son of William Robert & Ruby (Miller) Johns; married Oleta]

Noel Dean Johns, 55, Ozark, formerly of Seymour, died Friday, Jan. 7, 1994 in the Harry S Truman Veterans Memorial Hospital in Columbia. He was born Nov. 4, 1938 in Seymour, the son of William Robert and Ruby Miller Johns. He served with the U.S. Army in the late 50s and was a truck driver. He had lived in Wiggens, Miss., for several years before moving back to Missouri to make his home in Ozark, where he attended the First Baptist Church when his health permitted. Survivors include his wife, Oleta; four sons, Carl Dean Johns, Strasbourg, France, Michael Dean Johns, Fordland, Leon McHenry, Loveland, Colo., and Keith McHenry, Ozark; two daughters, Cathy Marie Alexander, Nixa, and Linda Shelton, Salem; eight grandchildren; one brother, Raymond Johns, Seymour; two sisters, Edna Schatley and Lela Arnold, both of Rogersville; several nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, in Bergman-Miller Chapel, Seymour, with the Rev. Troy Rhoden officiating. Burial will be in the Seymour Masonic Cemetery.

 

Johns, Ollie Elizabeth  (Walker) 20 Feb 1876 - 6 Feb 1952 CCR 14 Feb 1952

[Note: Daughter of Albert J. “Ab“ & Louiza Eveline Tennessee (Burks) Walker; married 15 Dec 1895 Thomas Finley Johns 27 Mar 1873 - 25 Mar 1953]

Mrs. Ollie E. Johns was born February 20, 1876 and passed away at her home near Bruner, MO., on February 6, 1952. She was the daughter of the late A. J. and Lousia Walker. In 1894, she was united in marriage to T. F. Johns and to this union were born two children. One daughter preceded her in death. Survivors are her husband; her daughter, Mrs. Jessie Holman of the home; two grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Laura McHaffie of Bruner, Mrs. Lula Harvill of Keltner and Mrs. Ella Alshire of Jaris Island, SC. Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon in the LaRose school house with Rev. Elmer Butler officiating. Burial was in the McHaffie Cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

Johns, Ralph Linley 5 Mar 1902 - 5 Apr 1982 OH 9 Apr 1982 p2

[Note: Son of  Isaac Richard "Ike" & Minerva Leona (Dykes) Johns; married 12 Apr 1922 CCM  Agnes Vera Monger 3 Dec 1903 - 29 May 1990]

Services for Ralph Johns, 80, Sparta, are to be held at 2:00 p.m. April 8 in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with Doin Pitchford and Dwayne Bray officiating. Burial will be in Sparta Cemetery. Mr. Johns died April 5 at his home after a two-year illness, Born in Douglas County, Mr. Johns had resided in Sparta since 1917. He was a member of Sparta Church of Christ and was a retired farmer. Survivors include his wife, Agnes; two sons, I. J. Johns, Sparta and Hershel Johns, Ozark; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.

 

Johns, Ray “Bud” 11 Sep 1916 - 4 Mar 1945 CCR 21 Apr 1949

[Note: Son of  John Leroy "Salt"  & Bertha Odessa (Douglas) Johns; married  15 Aug 1942 Verda Marie Iorg]

Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Sparta Church of Christ, by Bro. Jesse Weatherwax, for S/Sgt. Ray Johns, 28, who was killed at Neuss, Germany, March 4, 1945. He entered the services on December 27, 1942. On August 15, 1942, he married Miss Marie Iorg. Survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Johns, one son, Jerry Ray; six sisters, Mrs. Osta Haggerty, Mrs. Hazel Pippin, Mrs. Ruth St. John, Mrs. Lela Roberson, Mrs. Lula Ladd and Mrs. Cleo Cowan; two brothers, Dewey and Leroy. Military services were held at the grave and burial was in the Sparta cemetery under the direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

Johns, Rebecca Lourea (Bridges) 12 Mar 1923 - 18 Nov 2001 SN-L 20 Nov 2001

[Note: Daughter of Bert W. & Mamie (Bryant) Bridges; married 1943 Clell Eugene Johns]

Rebecca Lourea (Bridges) Johns was born March 12, 1923, southeast of Ozark in the community of Christian Center to Bert and Mamie Bridges. She went to be with the Lord and her family November 18, 2001. She graduated from Ozark High School in 1941 and later attended and graduated from Gertrude’s Beauty School in Springfield and thereafter worked as a beautician in Ozark. In 1943, she married Clell Eugene Johns of Sparta, and to this union two daughters were born, Ellen Kay and Lou Ann. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Ozark for 66 years. She is survived by her two daughters, Ellen Kay Henry and Lou Ann Stark and spouse, Chris Stark, of Springfield; grandsons, Nathan Blake Henry of Norman, Okla. And Christopher John Stark of Lawrence, Kan.; nephew, Earl Blake Jr. of Nixa; a sister-in-law, Lorene St. John; and a niece, Erva Lou Johnson, both of Sparta; an aunt, Inez Bryant of Rolla; and two cousins, Darrell Bryant of Windsor and I Margaret Kandler of Columbus, Ohio. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2001, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Allen Harrison and Troy Rhoden officiating. Burial will be beside her husband, Clell, in McCoy Cemetery, where they will be “together forever at last.” Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home. Springfield News-Leader, November 20, 2001.

 

Johns, Rona Buck 5 Feb 1907 - 10 May 1964     CCR 14 May 1964 p1

[Note: Son of William Henry & Mary Alice (Smith) Johns; married  23 Jun 1928 Hortense Swearengin 15 Jan 1909 - 20 Jan 1996]

Roma B. Jones, 57, died about 7:15 a.m. Sunday at his home five miles northeast of Sparta as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Christian County coroner, Dean Harris reported Sunday night. Mr. Johns reportedly shot himself with a 12 gauge shotgun in the lower left chest. There will be no inquest into the death, according to Harris, who ruled the death a suicide. Mr. Johns who, according to officials, had been despondent and in ill health for some time, shot himself on the back porch of his home. The body was discovered by his wife, who was in another part of the home. A lifelong resident of the Sparta community, he is survived by his wife, Hortense; two sons, Leonard, 1109 North Cedarbrook, Springfield, and Ronnie, Ozark; a daughter, Mrs. Eileen Rogers, Rogersville; two brothers, Frank, Yakima, Wash. and J. W., Fordland; five sisters, Mrs. Georgia Swearengin, Bethal, Kan., Mrs. Bessie Lassley, Selma, Calif., Mrs. Mary Ackles, Mount Orab, Ohio, Mrs. Elsie Osborn, and Mrs. Eva Pettit, both of Sparta; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Harris Chapel at Ozark. The Rev. Dennis Swift officiated and burial was in Union Chapel Cemetery.

 

Johns, Ruby 2 Jan 1909 - 24 Jul 1980  OH 31 Jul 1980 p5

[Note: married W. R. Johns]

Services for Mrs. Ruby Johns, 71, Rogersville, were held Saturday in Marsh Chapel with the Rev. Hubert Swearengin officiating.  Burial was in Seymour Masonic Cemetery. Mrs. Johns died last Thursday in Springfield General Osteopathic Hospital after a long illness. Survivors include her husband, W. R.; three sons,  Dean, state of Arkansas, Raymond, Fordland and Kenneth, Olympia, Wash.; two daughters, Mrs. Lela Arnold, Jackson, Miss. and Mrs. Edna Schmidgall, Fordland; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Blevins and Mrs. Beulah Johns, both of Springfield, Mrs. Dorothy Ferrell, Enid, Okla. and Mrs. Donna Emerick, Seymour; 11 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

 

Johns, Sammie 18 Dec 1911 - 5 Mar 2005 SN-L 8 Mar 2005

[Note: Son of Jasper & Mary (Killian) Johns; married Edith Ellingsworth - no MO DC, SSDI or burial found for Edith]

Sammie Johns, 93, Ozark, left his earthly home Saturday, March 5, 2005, in St. John's Regional Hospital surrounded by his family and pastor singing hymns and holding hands until he touched the hand of God. Sammie was born on Dec. 18, 1911, in Thayer, Kan., to Jasper and Mary (Killian) Johns. He proudly served the country he loved in the United States Army during World War II. He was married to the late Edith Ellingsworth. He was known for his green thumb and his love for fishing, bowling, and baseball. He was a Professional Welter Weight Boxer years ago and was known as "Sonnie Boy Johns". At the age of 68, he gave his heart to the Lord Jesus and then became a member of Glendale Baptist Church. For the last five years, Sammie resided at Century Pines Retirement Home where he was crowned King. He was loved and cared for by staff and friends. He was truly blessed with a sound, sharp mind and a great sense of humor to the very end. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith; son-in-law, Jerry Alexander; and brother, Angelo Johns. Survivors include daughters, Peggy Alexander, Sandy Tompkins and husband, Robert; grandchildren, Toni and John Cunningham, Tom and Rhonda Alexander, Jackie and Steve Snead, Scott and Julie Alexander, all of the Springfield area, and Robin Hilliar and Steve Tompkins, Florissant, Mo.; great-grandchildren, Kip and Amanda Cunningham, Keri and Travis Marshall, Jared and Joel Alexander, Abigail and Isabel Alexander, and Will Snead, all of the Springfield area, and Kyle and Katie Hilliar; and great-great-granddaughter, Kaytlin Hilliar, Florissant, Mo. Services will be on Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at 11 a.m. in the Glendale Baptist Church, 2236 Ingram Mill Road, under the direction of Thieme-Shadel-Hicks Funeral Service at Rivermonte, with Rev. Mark Baker and Rev. Thomas McClain officiating. Burial will follow in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation is today from 5 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home. For those desiring, memorials contributions may be made in Sammie's memory to the Glendale Baptist Church with envelopes provided in the funeral home.

 

Johns, Shirley (Davenport) 10 Jun 1932  - 2 Feb 1988 OH 11 Feb 1988

[Note: Daughter of Cordy Anthony & Gladys Lorene (Johnson) Davenport; married 28 Oct 1948 Leslie Roscoe Johns]

Shirley Johns, 55, of Nixa, died at 8:50 p.m. Feb. 2 in her home after a short illness. Services for Mrs. Johns were held Saturday in the Harris Chapel, Nixa, with James Baysinger officiating, assisted by Dwain Stoops. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery. Mrs. Johns was a former longtime Sparta resident, moving to Nixa in 1973. She was preceded in death by her parents, C.A. Davenport and Gladys Johnson Warden; and a daughter, Jackie Sue Johns, on June 22, 1985. Her survivors include her husband, Leslie; three daughters, Janis, and son-in-law, Lee Walker, of Chadwick, and Joyce Johns and Jeanne Johns, both of Springfield; two grandchildren, David Walker and Karen Walker, both of Chadwick; a brother, Arle Davenport, Baldwin Park, California; her stepmother, Mrs. Goldie Adams, Stockton, California; her stepfather, Jack Warden, Joplin; and a niece and two nephews.

 

Johns, Suzanne Mae “Susie” (Rogers) 27 Oct 1929 - 25 Nov 2011 SN-L 26 Nov 2011

[Note: Daughter of Orlando Louis & Anna Frances (Pletcher) Rogers; married 24 Nov 1946 Isaac Joseph “I. J.” Johns]

            Suzanne (Susie) Mae Rogers Johns, 82, of Sparta, passed away Friday, November 25, 2011. Susie was born on October 27, 1929, in Perryton, Texas. She was married to Isaac Joseph (I.J.) Johns on November 24, 1946, in Sparta, Missouri. Together, I.J. and Susie filled their lives with the love of five children, 17 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. Her surviving children include son-in-law Lionel Daugherty, Ava; Danny Johns and Jenny, Seymour; Cathy Bumgarner and Terry, Sparta; Cindy Adamson and Faron, Hartville and Rick Johns and Julie, Sparta. Susie's surviving siblings include Vivian Johns, Springfield; Pauline Ryals, Morton, IL; Pletcher Rogers, Sparta, and Charles Rogers, Sparta. Susie was preceded in death by daughter Carolyn Johns Daugherty, grandson Matthew Jon Bumgarner, brother-in-law Charlie Manford Johns, parents Louis and Anna Rogers, and siblings Gladys King, Blanche Goins, Bessie Arms, Benny Rogers, Arlene Goins, George Rogers, and John Rogers. At 56, she established Susie's Flowers and Gifts in Sparta until her retirement in 2006. She was also a long-standing member of the Sparta Church of Christ and enjoyed working the Daughters of the American Revolution. Visitation will be Sunday, November 27, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Services will be Monday, November 28, at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home followed by Interment in the Sparta Cemetery. On line condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com

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Johns, Suzanne Mae “Susie” (Rogers) 27 Oct 1929 - 25 Nov 2011 CCH-N 30 Nov 2011

            Suzanne “Susie” Mae (Rogers) Johns, 82, of Sparta, died Nov. 25, 2011.Susie was born on Oct. 27, 1929, in Perryton, Texas, to Orlando Louis Rogers and Anna Pletcher. Susie attended Bruner School through the eighth grade and graduated from Sparta High School in 1946. Susie married Isaac Joseph “I.J.” Johns on Nov. 24, 1946, in Sparta, and had five children, 17 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great, great grandson. Her children include son-in-law Lionel Daugherty, Ava; Danny Johns and Jenny, Seymour; Cathy Bumgarner and Terry; Sparta; Cindy Adamson and Faron, Hartville; Rick Johns and Julie, Sparta; grandchildren Caron Daugherty Mitchell, Jeff Johns, Tyler Johns, Tonya Adamson Wilson, Sean Bumgarner, Jennifer Adamson, Nathan Bumgarner, Whitney Adamson Ferguson, Erin Bumgarner Makhdoom, Ricky Johns, Elizabeth Johns, Allison Johns, Anna Bumgarner Call, Andrew Bumgarner, and Emily Johns; siblings Vivian Johns, Spfld; Pauline Ryals, Morton, Ill; Pletcher Rogers and Bonnie, Sparta; and Charles Rogers and Wilma, Sparta; brother-in-law Hershel Johns and Colleen, Ozark, and many nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. She worked hard for her family, both as a homemaker and a worker. Susie worked at the ASC office, Ozark, WRL Grocery, Wichita, Kan., and Libby's Canning, Peoria, Ill., Hagael’s Manufacturing, Native Wood, Royal McBee, General Electric and from 1978-1986, Susie worked for the Ozark Headliner before, opening Susie’s Flowers. She loved holidays, cooking, making crafts, and being with her grandchildren, whom she called the flowers of life. Susie was proceeded in death by daughter Carolyn Johns Daugherty, grandson Matthew Jon Bumgarner, brother-in-law Charlie Manford Johns, parents Louis and Anna Rogers, and siblings Gladys King, Blanche Goins, Bessie Arms, Benny Rogers, Arlene Goins, George Rogers and John Rogers. She was a member of the Sparta Church of Christ and was active in the Springfield Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Services were held 2 p.m Nov. 28, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark with Ted Spencer officiating. Burial followed in Sparta Cemetery. Visitation was held 4 to 6 p.m., Nov. 27 in the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.


Johns, Thomas Lee, Sr. 28 May 1948 - 15 Apr 1978  OH 20 Apr 1978 p1

[Note: Son of Lesley Cleo & Leona Birdella (Freeman) Johns; married 5 Jul 1968 Ada Mae Hedeger]

Sparta Man Drowns Trying To Save Son

Services are schedule for a 30-year old rural Sparta man, Thomas Lee Johns who drowned Saturday evening in Swan Creek trying to rescue a son. Missouri Water Patrol reports Johns’ father-in-law, Eugene S. Hedger rescued Thomas Johns, Jr. who had fallen from the bank but was unable to save the child’s father, a non swimmer  who had dived into the water for the child. Hedger rescued the boy when he came to the surface about 10 feet from the shore, according to the Water Patrol. The incident happened about 7:45 p.m. Johns body was recovered by Missouri Water Patrol Supt. Dale Crown, Water Patrolman Terry Edwards and Ken Barth of Main Street Dock at 8:48 p.m.. Johns was pronounced dead at Skaggs Community Hospital, Branson by Taney County Coroner, Dr. Charles Pears. Johns was office manager of Bolivar Insulation Company, Springfield and was a member of Nixa Assembly if God Church. He is survived by his wife, Ada; two sons, Thomas Lee, Jr. and Lance Randall and a daughter, Anessa Christine, all of the home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cleo Johns, Route 1, Sparta; four brothers, Sgt. Lesley A. Johns. stationed with the U. S. Army in Germany, and Terry, Davis and Jimmy, all of Route 1, Sparta; two sisters, Mrs. Linda McHaffie, Sparta and Mrs. Lana Beth Smith, Springfield and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Jessie A. Freeman, Azusa, Calif. Services will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Harris Chapel in Ozark with Rev. Wilbur Blansit and Rev. C. T. Beam officiating. Burial will be in Shipman Cemetery at Sparta.

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Johns, Thomas Lee, Sr. 28 May 1948 - 15 Apr 1978 OH 27 Apr 1978 p14

Card of Thanks

We wish to give a word of thanks for thoughtful friends, relatives and neighbors who sent cards,, food, flowers and most of all you prayers at the time of out loss of Thomas Lee Johns. God Bless you much.  Ada Johns and Children.  Clell and Leona Johns & Family

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Johns, Thomas Lee, Sr. 28 May 1948 - 15 Apr 1978 OH 11 May 1978 p11

We would like to thank each and every one for their prayers, cards, flowers, food and all the kindness shown during the loss of our loved one, Tommy Johns, whom we’ll cherish and love always. God Bless each and every one of you.  Ada Johns and family, Mr. and Mrs. Lesley C. Johns  Mr. and Mrs. Gene Hedeger

 

Jobe, Randall Dean 1 Sep 1961 - 28 Feb 1997 CCH-N 1 Mar 1997

[Note: Son of Joe & Helen (Mongler) Jobe]

Randall Dean Jobe, 35, Sparta, died Friday, February 28 in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. The son of Joe and Helen Mongler Jobe, he was born September 1, 1961, in Albany, Georgia. Randall was a 1979 graduate of Mexico High School, Mexico, Missouri. After high school, he was a cattlegroomer, at registered cattle sales, state fairs and national cattleshows. He was active in the Cub Scouts, 4-H and FFA, where he served on livestock judging teams. He worked in construction as a roofer for 13 years and was a member of lst Christian Church, Parsons, Kansas. He is survived by: his parents, Joe and Helen Jobe, Kansas City; a brother, Alan Kent Jobe, Kansas City; a sister, Sheila Rene Jobe, Kansas City; maternal grandmother, Alys Marguerite Mongler, Mexico, Missouri; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. O.R. Jobe, Lubbock, Texas; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Memorial services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, 1997, with Robert Marty and Rev. Randy Sawyer officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Jobe, Troy Gene 1931 - 21 Aug 2005 SN-L 22 Aug 2005

[Note: Son of Richard Lee & Effie D. (   ) Jobe; married Velma P.]

Troy Gene Jobe, age 74, of Ozark, Mo., passed away at 1:40 a.m. on August 21, 2005, in Ozark Nursing and Care Center. He was a machinist and member of South Campbell Ave. Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Lee and Effie D. Jobe. He is survived by his wife, Velma P. Jobe of Ozark, Mo.; son, Bruce A. Jobe and wife, Victoria, of Merriam Woods, Mo.; daughter, Kathy Jobe of Ozark, Mo.; sisters, Dee and husband, Bill Beckley, of Springfield, Mo., and Tylene Zumwalt of Bolivar, Mo.; brothers, Darian Lee Jobe and wife, Kay, of Fordland, Mo., and Olee Jobe and wife, Sharon, of Rogersville, Mo.; numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family; and many friends. Services will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 24, 2005, in Greenlawn Funeral Home North with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, in the funeral home.

 

John, Inez Viola 1919 - Jun 1988   OH 23 Jun 1988

[Note: married Roy Paul John 26 Oct 1900- 23 Feb 1971]

Inez Viola John, 68, of Greeley, Colorado, formerly of Ozark, died in Greeley. Services for Mrs. John were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Clinkingbeard Chapel, Springfield: Burial was in Brushy Knob Cemetery.

 

John, Roy Paul 26 Oct 1900- 23 Feb 1971 CCR 2 Mar 1972 p8  & OH 2 Mar 1972 p6

[Note: married Inez Viola 1919 - Jun 1988]

Roy Paul John, 71, of Ozark, died in Springfield General Osteopathic Hospital in 3:30 p.m. Thursday following a long illness. Mr. John had been a resident of Ozark for the past three years, coming from Bushyknob. He was a veteran of WWI. Survivors include his wife, Inez of the home; one son, Bobby Eugene John, of  Nebraska; two daughters, Alicia Kelley of California and May Lou Estes of Branson; his mother, Mrs. Ava John of  Ava; two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Story, Sitka, Alaska, and Mrs. Olive Proctor, Ava; one brother, Tobe, Henderson, Nev.; and nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. Services were at 2 p.m. Monday at the Brushyknob Church with Rev. Orvil Stephens and Rev. George Taylor officiating. Burial was in Brushyknob Church Cemetery, under direction of Clingingbeard of Ava.

 

Johns, Agnes Vera (Monger) 3 Dec 1903 - 29 May 1990 OH 7 Jun 1990

[Note: Daughter of Joseph George & Cora Belle (Anderson) Monger; married 12 Apr 1922 Ralph Linley Johns 5 Mar 1902 - 5 Apr 1982]

Agnes V. Johns, 86, Sparta, died Tuesday, May 29, 1990 in her home, after an illness of a few months, She was born to Joe and Cora Anderson Monger Dec. 3, 1903 in St. Louis. She lived most of her life in the Sparta area and was active in community functions. She was a member of the Sparta Church of Christ from an early age. She was a loving mother and grandmother and caring to many friends. She is survived by two sons; I.J. Johns, and his wife, Susie, Sparta, and Herschel Jones, and his wife, Martha Anne, Ozark; three sisters, Lucille Collins, Ozark, Josephine Anderson, Castro Valley, Calif., and Katy May, Mesa, Ariz.; two brothers, Jack Monger, Nixa, and Jay Monger, Ava; four granddaughters, Wanda Johns, Springfield, Brenda Lande, Silver Springs, Md., Cathryn Bumgarner, Sparta, and Cindy Adamson, Hartville; two grandsons, Danny Johns, Ridgedale, and Rick Johns, Sparta; nine great-granddaughters: seven great-grandsons; and a great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph, in 1982; a son, Manford, in 1944; and a granddaughter, Carolyn Daughterty, in 1982. Services were held Friday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Dwayne Bray and David Dugan officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.

 

Johns, Albert Newton 23 Mar 1881 - 10 Oct 1970    CCR 22 Oct 1970 p4

[Note: Son of  William Jackson & Julinda W. (Shipman) Johns; married 25 Dec 1906  Nancy Ellen Gann 25 Feb 1887 - 12 Oct 1977]

Albert N. Johns, 89, of Sparta, died at 4:05 p.m. Tuesday in the Springfield Baptist Hospital. The retired farmer was a lifelong resident of Sparta and a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; three sons, Noel C. Johns and L. Cleo Johns of Sparta; Wesley L. Johns of Edmonds, Wash.; one daughter, Mrs. Evalee Gibson of Ozark; 10 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in Shady Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Fred Woodall officiating. Burial will follow in Shipman Cemetery near Sparta, under direction of Harris Funeral Home.

 

Johns, America Paroline “Merica“ (Nash) Aug 1878 - 19 Apr 1934 CCR 26 Apr 1934 p1

[Note: Daughter of George & Elizabeth A. (Adams) Nash; married 23 Oct 1898 CCM Lorenzo "Lonzo" Johns 23 Oct 1877 - 13 Sep 1955]

America Parilley Nash was born Aug. 1, 1878. She became a Christian early in life and united with the Sparta Baptist church. She was married to Alonzo Johns on Oct. 23, 1898 and departed this life on April 19, 1934. She is survived by three brothers, H.W. Nash, James M. Nash and Henderson Nash. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 21, at 2 p.m. at the Sparta Baptist church with Rev. Roy Shipman of Chadwick officiating. Burial was made in the Shipman cemetery under the direction of B.C. Klepper.

 

Johns, Arlie Herbert 16 May 1924 - 12 Dec 1986 OH 25 Dec 1986 pB6

[Note: Son of Warren L. & Lacy (Brown) Johns; married Kathy]

Services for Arlie Herbert Johns, 62, Portland, Ore., were held Dec. 15 in the Portland Memorial Funeral Home with interment in the Portland Memorial Funeral Home Mausoleum. Mr. Johns died Dec. 12. He was born in Sparta and was the son of Warren and Lacy (Brown) Johns. Survivors include his wife, Kathy; two sons, Ronnie and Arlie, both of Portland; three daughters, Connie Hepner, Kent, Wash., Lonnie Manougian and Mary Addleman, both of Portland; his mother, Lacy, Portland; six brothers, George, Floyd, Roger, and Mike, all of Portland, Lee of Nixa, and Paul, Missoula, Mont.; three sisters, Movella Killeen, Simi Valley, Calif., Judy Newkirk, Torrence, Calif. and Carol Fowler, Portland and six grandchildren.

 

Johns, Asa J. 17 May 1899 - 18 Oct 1918 CCR 25 Oct 1918 p1

[Note: Son of George Anderson & Mary Catherine (Monger) Johns; married  15 Jun 1918 CCM  Merle B. Keltner]

A telegram reached Ozark last Friday from his father Sheriff G. A. Johns announcing the death of his son Asa, who died at his home in Galesburg, Ill. at 1:00 o’clock a.m. Friday, October 18, after a short illness of pneumonia that developed after an attack of influenza. The remains were shipped to Sparta, arriving on the Sunday train and funeral services were held at the grave after the arrival at the Monger cemetery, conducted by Rev. Fields. Asa Johns was the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Johns and was born May 17, 1899, being 19 years, 5 months and 1 day old at the time of his death. He was married June 16, 1918 to Miss Merle Keltner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Keltner, our present county clerk. The deceased attended a Business College at Aurora last summer where he tool telegraphy, becoming an efficient operator in 9 weeks and breaking the record of the school for quick work. Soon after his marriage, he procured a position at Galesburg, Ill, from the Santa Fe Ry and was a member of the Order of Railway Telegraphers and holding the position when stricken with the influenza. Asa was naturally a bright and industrious boy with good intentions, a member of the Christian church and a regular Sunday school attendant since residing at Ozark. During the absence of the parents at Galesburg and after learning of the death, friends of the family and of the widow, decorated the home with wreaths of flowers, thus showing their deep sympathy for the family in their bereavements which had come upon them almost without notice.

 

Johns, Barbara Pauline (House) 29 Aug 1933 - 22 Oct 1971  CCR 28 Oct 1971 p8

[Note: Daughter of  Hubert & Marguerite (Carr) House; married 10 Feb 1951 Harry Herschel Johns]

Mrs. Barbara Pauline Johns, 38, of Ozark, died at 7:30 p.m. Friday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield after a long illness. A resident of Ozark since 1959, Mrs. Johns was a native of Billings. She was a member of the South Side Church of Christ here. Mrs. Johns had operated a pre-school nursery in her home for the past 11 years. Survivors include her husband, Herschel; two daughters, Wanda and Brenda, both of the home; her mother, Mrs. Marguerite House, Billings; three brothers, Max House of Torrance, Calif. and Jack House and Hubert House and Hubert Lee House, both of Springfield. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday in Harris Chapel here with Joe Deal and Dwayne Bray officiating, Burial was in Ozark Cemetery.

 

Johns, Bertha Odessa (Douglas) 23 Jun 1877 - 24 Sep 1952 CCR 2 Oct 1952 p8

[Note: Daughter of Jasper & Lucinda (Gillespie) Douglas; married 4 Jul 1895 John Leroy “Sell” Johns 14 Mar 1871 - 19 Nov 1958]

Mrs. Bertha Odessa Douglas Johns was born June 23, 1877 and died Sept. 24, 1952 at the age of 75 years. She had been a member of the Church of Christ since an early age. In 1895, she was united in marriage to J. L. Johns and to this union nine children were born; one preceding her in death, Sgt. Roy B. Johns. She is survived by her husband of the home; two sons, Dewey of Springfield and Lee Roy of Sparta; six daughters, Mrs. Osta Haggarty, Mrs. Hazel Pippin, Mrs. Ruth St. John, Mrs. Cleo Cowan, Mrs. Lela Robinson and Mrs. Lula Ladd, all of Sparta; one sister, Mrs. Callie Ray; 24 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Sept  27 in the Sparta Church of Christ by Brother Jesse Weatherwax with burial in the Sparta Cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

Johns, Beulah F. 11 May 1913 - 27 Jun 1986 OH 3 Jul 1986 p10

[Note: no legible tombstone in Ragsdale Cemetery]

Services for Beulah F., Johns, 73, Springfield, were held July 1 in Ayre-Goodwin Chapel with the Rev. Wilbur Craves officiating. Graveside services were also held July 1 in Ragsdale Cemetery near Seymour. Mrs. Johns died June 27 in Springfield Community Hospital, Springfield, following a long illness. Formerly of the Seymour area, she had resided in Springfield since 1940. Survivors include three sons, Lawrence, Marionville, and Marvin and Bill, both of Springfield; two daughters, Janice Pearce, Nixa and Anna Anderson, Pensacola, Fla.; two sisters, Dorothy Ferrell, Enid, Okla.; and Dona Emrick, Seymour; 15 grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

 

Johns, Charley Manford, S/Sgt. 15 Jan 1923  - 28 Jul 1944 CCR 25 Aug 1949

[Note: Son of Ralph Linley & Agnes Vera (Monger) Johns]

Funeral services for S/Sgt. Charley Manford Johns, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Johns of Sparta, Mo., will be held Thursday, Sept. 1, at Louisville, Ky., with burial in the Zacharry Taylor National Cemetery. Young Johns was killed in action July 28, 1944, in the crash of a B-26 in France. It will be a combined service for some of the group of six crewmen who lost their lives caused by colliding with an enemy plane. Sgt. Johns, an engineer and gunner, started his training in January of 1943 and was sent overseas in April of 1944. He flew 32 missions from England over Europe and had earned the air medal with the three oakleaf cluster. Other survivors include two brothers and a nice in Peoria, Ill., and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe G. Monger of Ozark.

 

Johns, Clell Eugene 24 Apr 1916 - 23 Oct 1999  CCH-N 27 Oct 1999

[Note: Son of Charley & Lou (McGinnis) Johns; married 6 Nov 1963 Rebecca Lourea Bridges]

Clell E. Johns, age 83, of Ozark passed away Saturday, October 23, 1999, in Ozark Nursing and Care Center from complications due to a stroke. He was born to Charley and Lou McGinnis Johns on April 24, 1916, in the Shady Grove Community. He was united in marriage to R. Lourea Bridges on November 6, 1943. Mr. Johns spent the early part of his life farming and later moved to Ozark where he operated the Phillips 66 Service Station and Tire Shop with his father-in-law for more than 30 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Ozark. After retirement from the service station he drove for Hagale Industries for many years during that time he owned and operated a school bus for the Ozark R-VI school district. He is survived by his wife Lourea Johns, of the home; two daughters, Ellen Henry and her husband Stephen of Muskogee, OK, and Lou Ann Stark and her husband Chris of Springfield; two grandsons, Nathan Henry, Norman, OK, and Christopher Stark, Lawrence, KS; two sisters, Lorene St. John and her husband Zack, Sparta, and Faye Short, Ozark; and two nephews, Bob Johnson and his wife Erva Lou, Sparta, and Earl Brake Jr., Nixa. Mr. Johns was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Monday, October 25, 1999, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Pastor Dale Gann officiating. Burial was in McCoy Cemetery.

 

Johns, Cordia (Copeland) 5 Sept 1902 - 7 Sep 1971 CCR 9 Sep 1971 p4

[Note: Daughter of  George Jefferson & Retta Belle (Walker) Copeland; married  6 Jan 1920 John William "Boyd" Johns 19 Oct 1901 - 25 Jan 1978]

Mrs. Cordia Johns, 69, of Route 2, Fordland, was dead on arrival at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7. following an apparent heart attack while shopping at Kinser’s Foodland in downtown Ozark. Mrs. Johns is survived by her husband, J. W. “Blackie”: Johns, a former member and Presiding Judge of the Christian County Court; a son, Jack Johns of Rogersville; two daughters, Mrs. Geraldine Mills of Oldfield and Mrs. Josephine St. John of Batesville, Ark.; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10 in Adams Chapel at Ozark, with the Rev. Hubert Swearengin officiating. Burial will be in Sparta Cemetery.

 

Johns, Daniel Boone 24 Aug 1879 - 6 Feb 1920 CCR 13 Feb 1920 p1

[Note: Son of  John & Martha Tressia "Patsy" (Martin) Johns; married 3 Oct 1906  Girta M. Watts 5 Jun 1889 - 5 Jun 1913]

Near Bruner, Mo. Sunday, February 8th, D. B. Johns, aged about 40 years. Funeral services were held Monday with burial in the Bruner cemetery. The deceased was the youngest brother of Sheriff G. A. Johns and leaves besides other relatives, four small children to mourn their loss, his wife having preceded him several years ago.

 

Johns, Darrell Ray “D. J.” 24 Jan 1967 - 10 Nov 1989 OH 16 Nov 1989

[Note: Son of Darrell Leroy & Connie Johns; married 5 Aug 1988 Shelley Raquel Scott]

Darrell Ray (D.J.) Johns, 22, died Saturday at 8:15 in Cox Medical Center South from automobile injuries sustained earlier that day. He lived most of his life in Christian County and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Ozark. As an Ozark High School student, he participated in sports activities. Survivors include his wife, Shelley; his mother and stepfather, Connie and Wendell Estep; his father and stepmother, Darrell and Kathy Johns; a sister, Tina Johns, Ozark; a half-sister, Sheila Johns, Nixa; a stepbrother, Mark Estep, Springfield; grandparents, Roy and Wilma Johns, Sparta, Juanita Weter, Seymore, Ind., and Richard and Lucille Estep, Sacramento, Calif.; great-grandparents, Lloyd Swearengin, Ozark, and Edna Dean, Seymore, Ind.; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Clifford and Ronda Scott, Highlandville.

 

Johns, Dewey Finis 16 Jul 1898 - 22 Mar 1988 OH 31 Mar 1988

[Note: Son of John Leroy "Salt" & Bertha Odessa (Douglas) Johns; married 19 Nov 1921 Irma Violet Farwell 17 Aug 1903 - 2 Aug 1991]

Dewey F. Johns, 89, of Springfield, died at 9:25 p.m. March 22 in his home after a long illness. Services for Mr. Johns were held March 25 in the Harris Chapel, Ozark, with John Alley officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery. A retired merchant, Mr. Johns had operated the Johns Grocery store for some time. He also had been a farmer, having farmed in both Greene and Christian counties. He was a member of the Sunset Church of Christ, Springfield. His survivors include his wife, Erma, of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Irene Johnson, Republic; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lela Robison, Sparta, and Mrs. Lula Ladd, Sparta; and one brother, Roy Johns, Sparta.

 

Johns, Edna (Pearson) 19 Feb 1924 - 28 Aug 2006 SN-L 29 Aug 2006

[Note: Daughter of John E. & Birdie (Wicks) Pearson; married 1 Dec 1943 James Edward "Buster" Johns 25 Feb 1915 - 28 Nov 1994]

Edna Johns, age 82, of Ozark, passed away on Tuesday, August 28, 2006. She was born February 19, 1924, in Dyersburg, Tennessee, the daughter of John E. and Birdie (Wicks) Pearson. On December 1, 1943, she was united in marriage to James Edward "Buster" Johns, who preceded her in death in 1994. Edna and Buster moved to a farm near Riverdale in 1951, where they lived most of their lives. Edna was a member of Fremont Hills Baptist Church. She is survived by her six children and their spouses, Edna "Joyce" McNeal, Ozark, Joel Edward and Janet Johns, Milton, Florida, Jeffrey Lee and Kathy Johns, Republic, Paul William and Regina Johns, Nixa, Ray Gene and Paula Johns, Nixa, Jeanette Marie and Glen Frey, West Plains; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; her twin brother, Bill Pearson and wife Johnet, and a second brother, J.W. Pearson and wife Ruth, all of Terrell, Texas; numerous nephews, nieces and many friends. In addition to her husband, those preceding her in death were her parents; a granddaughter, Michelle Miller; and a sister, Gerry Hodges. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 31, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Art Hicklin officiating. Burial will follow in Seymour Masonic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Community Hospices of America Foundation.

 

Johns, Finis 26 Feb 1919 - 10 Feb 1920 CCR 13 Feb 1920 p1

[Note: Son of  Ernest "Sid" & Zena (Sartin) Johns]

A one year old child of Sid Johns, died at their home at Bruner Monday evening and was buried Tuesday in the Bruner cemetery.

 

Johns, Frances Julia Ann “Dutch” (Braden) 27 Dec 1870 - 1 May 1957  CCR  9 May 1957 p3

[Note: Daughter of Thomas Benton & Margaret M. (Brazeal) Braden; married 28 Mar 1887 Joseph Finis Johns 30 Nov 1860 - 16 Aug 1932]

Funeral services for Julia Frances Johns, 86, who died May 1 at the Smith Rest Home in Ozark, after an illness of two years, were held Friday, May 3, at the Chaffin Funeral Chapel in Ozark with Wayne Bray officiating. Burial was in McHaffie Cemetery under direction of Chaffin. A lifelong resident of the Sparta community, she was a member of the Sparta Church of Christ. She is survived by one brother, George Braden of Sparta.

 

Johns, George Anderson 3 Oct 1865 - 22 Mar 1944 CCR 30 Mar 1944 p1

[Note: Son of John & Martha Tressia "Patsy" (Martin) Johns; married 1896 Mary Catherine Monger 30 Mar 1873 - Mar 1950 m/1 Irwin]

Funeral services for George A. Johns, 78, who passed away March 22, were held at the Sparta Church of Christ, with Rev. Jessie Weatherwax officiating. Burial was in Monger Cemetery under direction of the Sparta Funeral Home. The son of John and Teresa Johns, he was married to Mary K. Monger in 1896. To this union seven children were born, five of whom preceded him in death. He also fathered two step children, Octavia Merritt of Phoenix, Ariz., and Corbett Irwin of Lakeview, Ore. He leaves besides his wife, two sons, Joe and Warren Johns, and 25 grandchildren, eight grandsons in service of the country; three brothers, Isaac, Tom and John.

 

Johns, George W.  “Jack” 30 Nov 1920 - 27 Nov 1999  CCH-N 1 Dec 1999

[Note: Son of John William “Boyd”& Corda (Copeland) Johns; married 13 Jan 1949 Geraldine Ingram]

George W Jack Johns of Rogersville passed away at his home on November 27, 1999 at 8 a.m. after a long illness. He was 78 years, 11 months and 27 days. Jack was born at Bruner Mo. on November 30, 1920 to J.W Johns and Corda Copeland Johns. He was a graduate of Sparta High School, a Veteran of WW II and member of the Orlan Smith DAV a member and Deacon at the Springhill Baptist Church, Rogersville. He retired from Friendly Ford in November 1982 where he worked in the parts Dept. He was married to Geraldine on January 13, 1945 and she survives of the Home. Also surviving is one son Jackie and his wife Judy of Marshfield; one daughter Deloris Burr and husband Gary of Springfield, four grandchildren Jeff Johns and wife Missy, Joey Johns and wife Bobbie all of Marshfield, Shelley Burr of Springfield and Donna Allen and husband John of Willard, nine great-grandchildren Danielle, Jessica, Ethan, Kaelyn, Lachelle, Casie, Dakota, Natalie and Madison, One Sister Josephine St. John of Batesville, Ark. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Geraldine Mills. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and a host of friends and relatives: Services was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 30, 1999 in the Preston-Marsh Funeral Home Rogersville with burial in the Sparta Cemetery. Visitation was from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday in the Funeral Home.

 

Johns, Glen Avery  10 Jan 1926 - 9 Nov 2011 SN-L 12 Nov 2011

[Note: Son of Joe & Mae (Foster) Johns; married 13 Feb 1946 Vivian Rogers]

            Glen Avery Johns, 85 of Springfield, passed away peacefully in his home, Wednesday morning, November 9, 2011. He was born January 10, 1926 in Sparta the son of Joe and Mae (Foster) Johns. On February 13, 1946 he was united in marriage to Vivian Rogers. Glen graduated from Sparta High School in 1944. After graduation, he proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy. Later, he enjoyed farming and was employed in the poultry processing industry until he retired. Glen loved traveling and camping with his wife Vivian, his children and grandchildren. He was an avid outdoorsman especially enjoying fishing, golfing and was a St. Louis Cardinals fan. Glen and Vivian had church families in several towns. Glen was also a member of Union Hill Church of Christ, Nixa. His love was for God and family. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister Evalena Davis. Glen is lovingly survived by his wife of 65 years, Vivian; two sons, Gary Johns and wife Karen of Davis, Calif. and Kelly Johns of Nixa; a daughter, Glenda Condict and husband Tom of Neosho; three siblings, Juanita Luttrull, Clifford Johns and Sammie Johns; brother-in-law, Jessie Davis; nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and several other caring relatives. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 13, 2011 in Union Hill Church of Christ, 865 N. Nicholas Road, Nixa. Pastor Steve Martin will be officiating with services under the care of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Glen was laid to rest in Sparta Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 7 p.m. Saturday in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. The Johns' family has suggested memorials in Glen's honor be made to Fair Haven Childrens Home. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.

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Johns, Glen Avery  10 Jan 1926 - 9 Nov 2011 CCH-N 16 Nov 2011

            Glen Avery Johns, 85, Springfield, died Nov. 9, 2011. He was born Jan. 10, 1926, in Sparta the son of Joe and Mae (Foster) Johns. On Feb. 13, 1946, he was united in marriage to Vivian Rogers. Glen graduated from Sparta High School in 1944. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Navy. Later, he enjoyed farming and was employed in the poultry processing industry until he retired. Glen loved traveling and camping with his wife Vivian, his children and grandchildren. He was an avid outdoorsman especially enjoying fishing, golfing and was a St. Louis Cardinals fan. Glen and Vivian had church families in several towns. Glen was also a member of Union Hill Church of Christ, Nixa. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister Evalena Davis. Glen is survived by his wife of 65 years, Vivian; two sons Gary Johns and wife Karen of Davis, Calif., and Kelly Johns of Nixa; a daughter Glenda Condict and husband Tom of Neosho; three siblings Juanita Luttrull, Clifford Johns and Sammie Johns; brother-law Jessie Davis; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and several other caring relatives. Services are 2 p.m. Nov. 13, in Union Hill Church of Christ, 865 N. Nicholas Road, Nixa. Pastor Steve Martin will be officiating with services under the care of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Glen will be laid to rest in Sparta Cemetery. Visitation is from 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 12 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. The Johns’ family has suggested memorials in Glen’s honor be made to Fair Haven Children’s Home. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.

 

Johns, Grace Florence (Ferguson) 28 Mar 1892 - 21 Oct 1965 CCR 28 Oct 1965 p1

[Note: Daughter of  Thomas E. &  Amanda (Walker) Ferguson; married 4 Sep 1910 Millard Clarence Johns 5 Nov 1885 - 8 Jun 1963]

Mrs. Grace F. Johns, 73, a lifelong resident of the Sparta community, died at 5:40 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield. She was a member of Sparta Baptist Church and was a past president of the Sparta Garden Club. Her husband, Millard C. Johns, died in June 1963. A daughter, Mrs. Claradine Kraft, of Ozark survives. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday in Sparta Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis Swift officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark.

 

Johns, Hortense (Swearengin) 15 Jan 1909 - 20 Jan 1996

[Note: Daughter of  Ellis & Mary (Brazeal) Swearengin; married  23 Jun 1928 Rona Buck Johns 5 Feb 1907 - May 1964]

Hortense Johns died Saturday. Jan. 20, 1996 in Ozark Riverview Manor. She was born at Bruner, the only child of Ellis and Mary (Brazeal) Swearengin. She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of the Sparta area. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Sparta, where she had taught Vacation Bible School, Training Union and was active in the Women's Missionary Union. Survivors include: Two sons and their wives, Ronnie and Janet Johns. Ozark. and Leonard and Margo Johns, Florida state: a daughter and her husband, Eileen and Maynard Rodgers, Branson; ten grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Her husband, Rona B. Johns, preceded her in death in May of 1964. Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 21, 1996 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Gary Robertson officiating. Burial was in Union Chapel Cemetery, near Fordland.

 

Johns, Irma Violet (Farwell) 17 Aug 1903 - 2 Aug 1991  NN-E 8 Aug 1991

[Note: Daughter of  Charles Jerome & Minerva "Minnie" (Mills) Farwell; married  16 Nov 1921 Dewey Finis Johns 16 Jul 1898 - 22 Mar 1988]

Irma Johns, 87, Springfield, died at 4:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, 1991, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. She was born Aug. 17, 1903, in Christian County, to Charles and Minerva Farwell. She was a member of Sunset Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Johns. She is survived by a daughter, Irene Johnson, Republic; a sister, Agnes Hall, Nixa; a grandson, Gary Johnson, Ozark; a granddaughter. Karen Robinson, Springfield; four great-grandchildren; and one step-great-great-granddaughter. Services were Monday in Harris Colonial Chapel, Ozark, with John Alley and Dennis Smith officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.

 

Johns, Isaac Richard 15 Jan 1857 - 28 Dec 1945 CCR 10 Jan 1946 p1

[Note: Son of  John & Martha Tressia "Patsy" (Martin) Johns; married  3 Mar 1881 Minerva Leona Dykes  30 Sep 1860 - 7 May 1927]

Isaac Richard Johns was born Jan. 15, 1857, and passed away Friday Dec. 28, 1945, at his home near Sparta. In 1881 he was united in marriage to Miss Minerva Leona Dykes and to this union four children were born. He united with the Church of Christ in 1886. Survivors are three sons, Ernest Johns of Fordland, Mo., Andrew M. Johns of Tulsa, Okla., and Ralph L. Johns of Sparta, Mo.; one daughter, Miss Samantha Johns of the home; two brothers, J.L. Johns of Sparta and Thomas Johns of Bruner; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Dec. 30, in the Russell church by Brother Jess Weatherwax with burial in the Layton cemetery under direction of the Sparta Funeral Home.

 

Johns, Jacqueline Sue “Jackie” 7 Jun 1965 - 17 Jun 1985 OH 27 Jun 1985 p1

[Note: Daughter of Leslie Roscoe & Shirley Lorene (Davenport) Johns]

Caption: Last Saturday morning, a total estimate of 300 people turned out to aid in the search for Jackie Johns in the 15-mile search area north of Nixa. They gathered at the Nixa Livestock Sales Barn and Cafe, where Johns had worked. Pictures here is Gerry Perry of the Christians County Sheriff’s Department asking questions in an effort to gain any type of information which might be helpful in the case. Johns’ body was recovered Saturday morning from Lake Springfield, while searchers gathered in Nixa.

Murder Investigation Stepped Up By Lawmen

Christian County Sheriff Dwight McNiel and several other area lawmen have spent the past week investigating all possible leads to find some clue which will lead to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the June 17 death of Jackie Johns of Nixa. Several possible suspects have been questioned but no arrests have been made.

Four days of intensive search efforts by hundreds of people ended last Saturday morning when the nude body of Johns was found in Lake Springfield by two fishermen. Apparent cause of death was a blow to the head.

Johns, a 20-year-old Nixa woman, had been reported missing June 18 after her car was found abandoned north of Nixa on Highway 160, approximately a mile from the Nixa Livestock Sales Barn and Cafe where she had been employed. Johns had last been seen shortly after 11 p.m. Monday at a convenience store where she had gone after leaving work.

Johns’ clothing purse and car keys were found in the vehicle, as well as blood stains in the back seat. An all-out search effort was launched by the Christian County Sheriff’s Department around the area where Johns car was found.

Evidence later discovered in the Johns’ vehicle led law enforcement officers to believe the possibility of more than one suspect in the case.

A reward fund opened at the Nixa Bank contained over $13,000 as of Tuesday, according to Sheriff Dwight McNiel. He also said this reward was of a different kind. Usually, he said, a reward is given for the arrest and conviction, but this one was being offered for the arrest and prosecution.

McNiel said they have joint jurisdiction in the Johns case, and that is a usually situation with a normal murder case, wherever the body is located is where the case goes, which would have been Springfield, since the body was found in Greene County. The Springfield Police Department, Division of Dog and Crime Control, said the Missouri State Highway Patrol have all assigned several full-time investigators to the case, McNiel said. He added that Springfield police had not only assigned detectives, but also clerical and crime analysis systems personnel, and all are stationed at the Christian County courthouse, where they have had their entire operation since the beginning.

McNiel said they are also being assisted by special agents of the FBI, and right now are conducting an around-the-clock intense investigation. The FBI is also conducting a criminal murder.

As of Monday, an in-house polygraph and operator were installed in the court house as an aid in this case.

In cases such as this, Mr. McNiel said, there are mounds of details to be worked through, and it is very intense. There have been dozens of people giving evidence, and dozens more taking the polygraph test. They are leaving nothing unturned, he said, nothing unchecked and are assigning each and every lead that comes through.

McNiel says he feels this investigation is by far and away the most monumental task in the history of the county, and the largest joint effort, with literally every organization in the state involved.

With determination, he added, that they were going to bring this case to a close.

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Johns, Jacqueline Sue “Jackie” 7 Jun 1965 - 17 Jun 1985 OH 27 Jun 1985 p9

Services for Jackie Johns, 20, Nixa, were held June 26 in Nixa High School Auditorium with James Baysinger officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery under the direction of Harris Funeral Home. Miss Johns died June 17. The cause of death was a blow to the head, according to the Greene County medical examiner. A lifetime resident of Nixa and a 1983 graduate of Nixa High School, she was part-time employee of Nixa Sales Barn and Cafe and a full-time employee of K-Mart, Springfield. Survivors include her parents, Leslie and Shirley Johns, Nixa; three sisters, Janis Walker, Chadwick, and Joyce and Jeanne Johns, both of Springfield; her paternal grandmother, Lacy Johns. Portland, Ore.; her paternal step grandfather, Jack Warden, Joplin; and a niece and nephew.

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Sheriff Department Continues Investigation In Murder Case

Investigations are continuing in Christian County at the same pace they were begun, Sheriff Dwight McNiel said in conjuction with the homicide of Jackie Johns, the 20-year-ole Nixa resident whose nude body was found in Lake Springfield June 22, ending an intensive four-day search for the girl after he abandoned car was found north of Nixa.

Sheriff McNiel said interviews are still being conducted on a daily basis by investigating officers from the Christian County Sheriff’s Department, Springfield Police Department, Missouri Highway Patrol, and Missouri Division of Drug and Crime Control. McNiel added that in addition to these, during the last week, they employed the resources of the Mid-States Organized Crime Information Center, which is headquartered in  Springfield. McNiel said that this branch of the Department of Justice provides analytical and equipment support for law enforcement officers in a dour-state region, They will be helping to coordinate, chart and analyze the paper flow being generated by this investigation.

“We are taking a methodical and thorough approach in this investigation.” Sheriff McNiel said.

Statements are still being taken, interviews conducted, and polygraph tests taken in connection with the case. McNiel said hundreds of people in and out of the area have been interviewed at this point, and he stressed again that they will continue with the same method of investigation they began with.

Sheriff McNiel concluded by saying that their focus has narrowed somewhat but actual leads and evidence cannot be released.

CAPTION: Files (at left) continue to grow as the Christian County Sheriff’s Department persists in their investigation into the homicide of Jackie Johns,. Also pictures is personal articles which belonged to Jackie, and various other items pertaining to the case.

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Caption: Last Friday afternoon, a press conference was called in the Christian County Sheriff’s Office to announce the calling of a grand jury into the homicide case of Jackie Johns. County Prosecutor Tim McCormick made the announcement. Others present were Sgt. Burk and Lt. Worsham of the Springfield Police Department, Christian County Sheriff Dwight McNiel, and Greene County Prosecutor Tom Mountjoy

Grand Jury Called In Johns Case

Christian County Prosecutor Tim McCormick announced last Friday afternoon during a press conference that a grand jury would be called, possibly before the end of the year, on the homicide investigation of Jackie Johns, the young Nixa woman whose nude body was found in Lake Springfield June 22, ending an extensive four-day search for the girl after her abandoned car was found north of Nixa.

McCormick stated that the investigation was going into its fourth month on both sides of the county lines (Christian and Greene) and that he and Tom Mountjoy, Greene County Prosecutor, had monitored the investigation as it progressed with state, federal, county and city officers amassing volumes of evidence, McCormick said that without exaggerating, it was one of the most exhaustive cases to date. He added that questions still remained unanswered, and they would be greatly aided by the impaneling of a grand jury.

McCormick said that he had conferred with Circuit Court Judge Clifford Crouch, and that early last week it had been decided that further investigation should take place in Christian County. He said that the formal request had been presented Friday morning, and that the request to hear evidence in the Johns case had been granted.

The staggering quantity of evidence in the case was pointed out by McCormick, as he said that all that remained was the follow-up work, and officers had been asked to complete their case summary by October 31. A detailed review will be given to Judge Crouch at that time, when they need to make the necessary arrangements. The investigation will continue on both sides of the county live, and Mountjoy will remain active in the case.

McCormick said that because the body was found in Greene County, it did not prohibit the calling of a grand jury in Christina County.

McCormick would not speculate on how close they were to arriving at a conclusion to the case.

McCormick said that certain tools were available to a grand jury that were not available to an individual, and it would not speculate on what it might possibly accomplish, and he could give no details on the evidence.

Others present besides McCormick and Mountjoy, at last Friday’s press conference, were Christian County Sheriff Dwight McNiel, Sgt., Burl and Lieutenant Worsham of the Springfield Police Department.

The calling of a grand jury in Christian County is the first in McCormick’s memory. And he stated that they did not anticipate using the grand jury on other cases at this time

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Carnahan Returning To County

Gerald Carnahan, 27, of Springfield, was arrested October 30 at Los Angeles International Airport on a Christian County warrant for felony tampering with evidence, according to Christian County Sheriff Dwight McNiel.

Carnahan was arrested by Los Angeles police officers while waiting to board a flight to Taipan, Taiwan. He was held in the Los Angeles Police Department jail on $500,000 bond. Sheriff McNiel and Chief Deputy Nick Corsentino left last Tuesday for Los Angeles to return Carnahan to Christian County. McNiel said they would return Wednesday night or Thursday.

McNiel said that Carnahan was wanted in connection with a homicide investigation in the county, and that Carnahan had voluntarily waived extradition.

October 30,  Sheriff McNiel learned that Carnahan had taken a pre-dawn flight from Springfield Regional Airport and intended to leave the state, and possibly the country. McNiel then contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation for an arrest. The FB contacted the Los Angeles police concerning the arrest of Carnahan before he could board the flight to Taiwan.

Following the notification of the FBI, NcNiel traveled to Taney County to obtain Judge Clifford Crouch’s signature for the warrant. Christian County Associate Circuit Judge Anthony McConnell was unavailable at that time. Law enforcement officials then sent notification of the warrant by computer to California, and Carnahan was arrested while waiting for a boarding pass.

The only homicide investigation currently underway in Christian County is that of 20-year-old Jackie Johns of Nixa, who disappeared June 17. Her nude body was found four days later in Lake Springfield.

Carnahan was among those questioned during the investigation, but Sheriff McNiel did not make a direct connection with that and Carnahan’s arrest.

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Grand Jury Will Hear 18 Cases Before Investigating Johns’ Murder

December 10, a grand jury was convened in the Christian County Courthouse to hear evidence in the Jackie Johns homicide investigation. Of the 38 jurors able to be contacted, all but 12 were eliminated. Those jurors are Audrey Clinton, Macanna Murray, Delton Cotton, Roger Bolin, Jeanette McCauley, Virginia Day, Curtis Peterson, Earl Bilyeu, Jewell Greene, Jeannie Coffer, Erna Kastendieck, and Earl Bradford.

Earl Bilyeu is serving as foreman of the grand jury, and Joe Layton is the bailiff. Richard D. Lamb is the official court reporter, with Jean Brown serving as deputy court reporter.

In jury instruction form Circuit Court Judge Clifford Crouch, it is written that the grand jury will “review evidence and summon witnesses in regard to any and all crimes directly or indirectly related to the abduction and death of Ms. Johns.”

Before beginning on the Johns case, the grand jury will be hearing 18 other unsolved Christian County cases. They include the theft of a Snapper mower from the Chadwick cemetery in January 1985; the disposal of stolen property, a camper shell from Custom Craft in Rogersville, in April 1985; the theft of lumber on or about April 20, 1985 and a related series of thefts; circumstances surrounding the sale of advertising and phone listings for a Christian County phone book in 1983 and 1984; a burglary and theft at Billings on or about January 2, 1985; a motor vehicle accident on or about May 27, 1984; a series of thefts and embezzlement over a period of three years, ending Nov. 15, 1985; thefts of food supplies between Oct,. 10, 1984 and Sept,. 7, 1985; the passing of bad checks to Christian County Gas on or about Oct. 25, 1983;

The defrauding of a secured creditor between Aug. 1980 and May 1984 by the sale of mortgaged cattle; the escape of a juvenile from Delmina Woods and crimes connected to the escape on or about July 19, 1985; unlawful sexual contact with a minor on or about June 7, 1985; the assault at a bar in Ozark on or about Aug. 27, 1985; review evidence in regard to the making of false statements to Ozark police officers involving a homicide investigation in Christian County on or about June 24, 1985; the unlawful sexual contact with a minor between Nov. 1982 and Nov. 1985; and the embezzlement of insurance premiums between Jan. 1, 1984 and Dec. 1, 1986.

The grand jury has the power to investigate criminal activity be compelling the attendance of witnesses and requiring them to testify in secret. This is a power that neither the prosecuting attorney nor regular law enforcement agencies possess. The chief value of a grand jury lies in those cases which may cause great public injury and which are beyond the investigative capabilities of the regular law enforcement agencies.

It further states in Judge Crouch’s instructions to the jury that there is no limit to the scope of their investigation; no one had immunity from their inquiry. Grand jury is an independent area of the court, representing the state of Missouri in Christian County, and they are responsible to no controlling authority, except to perform duties as chosen citizens of the county and state in accordance to their oath.

All grand jury meetings are conducted in private at a time selected by the jurors. No one is admitted except the members of the grand jury, the prosecuting attorney and the assistants, and the witnesses. Only one witness is permitted in the grand jury room at one time.

No one is allowed to disclose the names of witnesses nor any proceedings of the grand jury. And they cannot disclose the fact of an indictment having been found against a person for a felony until the defendant has been arrested.

Nine jurors must agree to return an indictment.

The grand jury’s term of service cannot extend beyond February 3, when the October term ends. Their service will expire on that date, or earlier if discharged by the court.

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Johns, Jacquelyn Sue “Jackie” 7 Jun 1965 - 17 Jun 1985 OH 16 Jan 1986 p1

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Osborn, Cheryl Lynn 6 Oct 1957 - 2 Jan 1986 OH 16 Jan 1986 p1

[Note: buried Kissee Mills Cemetery; no SSDI record found]

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Sparks, Michael Lee 1952 - Dec 1985 OH 16 Jan 1986 p1

[Note: no SSDI record found]

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Sullivan, Jimmy Ray 25 Jul 1941 - 1 Jan 1986 OH 16 Jan 1986 p1

[Note: no SSDI record found; tombstone in Pleasant View Cemetery, Elkland gives DOD as 1 Jan 1986]

Murder Investigations Taxing Sheriff Dept.

There are currently four unsolved murders in Christian County, three happening  within the last two months, and all happening in the Western part of the county. Investigations into theses incidents, along with routine thefts, burglaries and other infringements of the law, are leaving the Christian County Sheriff’s Department overworked and understaffed. Sheriff Dwight McNiel intends to request the Christian County Commission to allocate additional funds for more law enforcement officials for the county. In the meantime, the Sheriff and his deputies putting all they’ve got into solving of all cases in Christian County.

Sheriff McNiel said there was nothing to comment on and nothing new in the homicides involving Jim Sullivan, Cheryl Osborn, and Michael Sparks, although the investigations are continuing.

Sullivan and Osborn were murdered in an execution-style killing January 2 on a farm southwest of Billings. Sparks’ body was found in the James River December 22, having been dumped there after being shot three times in the chest.

All three homicides follow common ties, according to Sheriff McNiel, because of the similarities. And all have been speculated to be drug related. Drug paraphernalia, as well as drugs and chemicals, were found on the farm where Sullivan and Osborn’s bodies were found.

All three subjects were known to law enforcement officials.

Despite the recent rash of drug-related homicides in the western portion of Christian County, Sheriff McNiel stated that he does not believe there is any more of a drug problem in Christian County than there has ever been. He said nothing the statistics show would indicate that such would be true.

With western Christian County so close to the Greene County line and Springfield, some have speculated that Christian County has become a dumping ground for bodies., Both Sullivan and Osborn resided in Springfield, and Sparks was visiting friends there.

The fourth outstanding homicide in Christian County is the Jackie Johns case. Law enforcement officials have been working on the case since June, Johns’ body was discovered June 22 in Lake Springfield, following a four-day intensive search for the girl,.  The Christian County Grand Jury is presently working on the case, and has until February 3, at which time their term will expire. It is not known whether and indictment will be handed down at that time.

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Caption: Gerald Carnahan (Right) was arrested January 23 near Nixa, as the result of a Christian County grand jury indictment. Following his arrest, he was taken to Springfield to be fingerprinted and photographed. He was returned to Christian County by Sheriff McNiel (background) and Deputy James Sewell (foreground).

Grand Jury Hands Down Indictments

The first Grand Jury to be called since 1921 in Christian County has been handing down indictments. The first of those arrests was of Gerald Carnahan.

Carnahan was arrested January 23 by  Christian County Sheriff Dwight McNiel and a Missouri Highway Patrol Officer as he was leaving Springfield Aluminum Company, Inc. north of Nixa. Carnahan was arrested on a charge of felony tampering with evidence.

He has been accused of lying to Sheriff McNiel June 24, 1985 during an investigation into a homicide. The only homicide in Christian County at the time was that of Jackie Johns, the young Nixa woman who disappeared June 22. An intensive search ended four days later when he body was found in Lake Springfield.

Following his arrest, Carnahan was taken to Springfield where he was fingerprinted and photographed in the Greene County jail. He was then transferred to Christian County. Carnahan was released on a $75,000 cash bond January 23.

`Other arrests stemming form the grand jury are as follows:

Dennis J. O’Malley, 41, rural Ozark, charged with four counts of felony sexual assault. He has been released on $5,000 bond.

Tom S. Cornog, 30, Forsyth, charged with stealing a riding lawn mower and weed-cutting equipment from the Chadwick Cemetery January 11, 1985. He is in Christian County jail in lieu of $10,000 bond.

Cathy G. Casada, 34, Ozark, charged with second degree assault, she has been released on $5.000 bond. A court appearance date of February 4 has been set.

Joy Lansdown, 33, Springfield, charged with aiding in ht escape of a prisoner July 19, 1985 from Delmina Woods, She has been released on a $7,500 bond.

Gary Phipps, 40, Lamar, charged with ten counts of felony stealing from Campbell Ford. He has been released on $15,000 bond.

Ransford Austin, 28, Springfield, charged with aiding in the escape of a prisoner from Delmina Woods. He was released on $50,000 bond.

As of Tuesday, seven have been arrested on 19 charges in the county. Twenty-four counts remain.

Grand jury indictments make it possible for jury trials to be held without first holding preliminary hearings. Trials will be handled in Christian County Division 1 Circuit Court.

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County Grand Jury Term Ends: No Solution Found To Johns’ Murder

Following two months of deliberations, the Christian County Grand Jury ended last Monday night at 11:40, having issued in excess of 50 warrants, according to Christian County Prosecutor Tim McCormick, The grand jury’s tern expired at midnight.

The Grand Jury convened December 10 with the main purpose of investigating the homicide of 20-year-old Jackie Johns who disappeared north of Nixa June 17. Her body was found four days later in Lake Springfield. The only indictment handed down by the grand jury concerning the case was that of 27-year-old Gerald Carnahan of Springfield. Carnahan was charged with felony tampering with evidence in the homicide evidence in the homicide investigation. He was arrested January 23 near Nixa, and was released on Bond later that day. Carnahan’s arraignment was held January 28 in Christian County Circuit Court,

He is accused of giving false evidence in a recorded statement to Sheriff Dwight McNiel on June 24, 1985.

McCormick said the grand jury began work on the Johns case, they were also investigating other matters in the county. McCormick said that the grand jury worked every night, and some nights till past midnight.

During the past week, several other arrests have been made stemming from the he grand jury. As of Tuesday, the total number of arrests was 16.

Those arrested in the past weeks have been:

Karen Sue Pratt, 18, Ozark, on a felony charge of receiving stolen property. She was released on $5,000 bond.

Timothy Harold Pratt, 19, Ozark, charged with second degree burglary, released on $5,000 bond.

Olen E. Hull, 30, Bruner, charged with sodomy, and released on $7,500 bond.

Daniel C. Collins, 40, Nixa. Charged with felony stealing. Collins is presently being held in the Christian County jail in lieu of $20,000 bond. He is also being held on Oklahoma charges of grand larceny and New Mexico charges of embezzlement.

Beverly Jo Loftis, 30, Ozark. Charged with the unlawful use of a weapon. She was released on $5,000 bond.

Douglas A. Anderson, 33, Ozark. Charged with felony possession of more than 35 grams of marijuana. He was released on a $10,000 previous bond.

Martin Good, 42, Ozark, Charged with Class B misdemeanor sexual abuse. He was released on a  previous bond.

Christopher Snyder, 28, Ozark. Charged with receiving stolen property. He was released on a previous bond of $10.000.

Those previously arrested included Carnahan; Dennis O’Malley, charged with four counts of first degree sexual assault; Tom Cornog, charged with stealing; Cathy Casada, charged with second degree assault; Joy Lansdown, charged with aiding the escape of a prisoner; Gary Phipps, charged with ten counts of felony stealing; and Ransford Austin, charged with aiding in the escape of a prisoner. All are free on bond except Carnog, who is still in the Christian County jail.

Arraignment was held in Division I Circuit Court last Tuesday in K. Pratt, T. Pratt, Hull, Loftis, Good, Snyder ant Townlain, Arraignment was set for February 18 for O’Malley and Phipps, and no date has been set for Coloins, Cornog, Casada, Lansdown, and Austin.

McCormick said, “We had 12 very good people on the grand jury. We all owe then a debt of gratitude,” He also said he was grateful to Judge Crouch for calling s grand jury. Crouch was the only person capable of convening a grand jury in Christian County.;

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More Arrests Made As Result of Grand Jury

Five more arrests stemming form the Christian County Grand Jury took place during the past week.

Those arrested were Rudy Hicks, on four counts of felony stealing; Darlene Markhem, 18, of Springfield, charged with abandonment of a child, released on a previously posted bond; John H. Davis, 19, Rogersville, charged with felony stealing, currently in jail in lieu of $7,500 bond; Shelly H. Townlian, 22, Nixa, charged with receiving stolen property, released on a previously posted bond; and Sarah E. Collins, 20, Springfield, charged with forgery, a Class C felony.

The arrest of Collins was tied to the investigation of the Jackie Johns homicide, Coloins was surrendered to the Christian  County Sheriff’s Department by her attorney last Friday morning, and was released on $10,000 bond. She was accused of lying to the grand jury during her testimony in the homicide investigation by saying that Gerald Carnahan, her stepfather, said his truck had never left the premises on the night Jackie Johns disappeared.

A gag order has been filed by Collins’ attorneys in the Johns case, If granted, the order  will prohibit Sheriff Dwight McNiel from releasing information concerning the case.

Twenty-year-old Johns disappeared June 17 north of Nixa, investigating an intensive four-day search which culminated in the finding of her nude body in Lake Springfield. The Christian County Sheriff’s Department has been working on the case since that time.

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Johns, Jacquelyn Sue “Jackie” 7 Jun 1965 - 17 Jun 1985 OH 4 Dec 1986

Will Be Held In Lexington, Mo.

Carnahan Trial Is Monday

The trial of Gerald Carnahan, 27, of Springfield, is set to begin Next Monday morning in Lexington in Lafayette County on a change of venue form Christian County. The charge against Carnahan is felony tampering with evidence and stem from Carnahan being accused of lying to Sheriff Dwight McNiel June 24, 1985 during the investigation into the disappearance of Jackie Johns, 20, of Nixa.

Johns disappeared June  17, 1985, and her body was found five days later in Lake Springfield.

On Nov. 17, of this year, a motion to quash the indictment for prosecutorial misconduct was filed in Christian County Circuit Court. The motion, filed by Carnahan’s attorneys, Jack Yocum and William Wood, stated that the prosecutor’s misconduct through witness harassment, improper comments and inflammatory questions in the presence of a grand jury biased that jury against the defendant. No answer has been filed.

Twenty-one witnesses from Christian County have been subpoenaed for the first day of Carnahan’s trial, Dec. 8. Many more subpoenas are being issued for Dec. 10. The trial is to run through Dec. 5, 6, 20, 11, and 12

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Johns, Jacqueline Sue “Jackie” 7 Jun 1965 - 17 Jun 1985  CCH-N 8 Oct 2008

More than 24 years after Jackie Johns’ body was found in Lake Springfield and nearly two years after the arrest of her long-suspected alleged killer, Gerald Carnahan will face a jury. Greene County Prosecutor Darrell Moore’s office said St. Louis County Circuit Judge Michael T. Jamison scheduled a trial for July 27, 2009, in the first-degree murder case against Carnahan during a motions hearing Oct. 2.  The case was moved to Clayton in St. Louis County in June following a written request by both Moore and Carnahan’s attorney, Joe Passanise. Jamison also scheduled an evidentiary hearing for Dec. 5.  Evidence has been the cornerstone of Moore’s case against Carnahan since the investigation was re-opened by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. According to the probable cause statement filed by MSHP, Johns' autopsy revealed she had died from blunt force trauma to the head and that evidence also suggested she was sexually assaulted. A DNA profile from an unknown subject emerged from a vaginal swab taken from the victim at the time of the crime. Troopers executed a search warrant on Carnahan Aug. 8, 2007, and obtained “several buccal cell swabs” from him. The crime lab in Jefferson City then “obtained a DNA profile for Carnahan” from that swab—upon comparison, the two profiles matched. Jackie Johns and was last seen at approximately 11 p.m., June 17, 1985, in the Nixa 7-11 Market. She was reported missing by her employer, Jerry Estes, Nixa Livestock Barn and Cafe. Her car was located on U.S. 160 Highway, one mile north of the sale barn. Her clothing, purse and keys were found inside the car, as well as blood stains in the back seat. After four days of searching by hundreds of law enforcement personnel and volunteers, Johns' nude body was discovered June 22 in Lake Springfield by two fishermen. Her apparent cause of death was listed as a blow to the head. Several witnesses, including Carnahan, were interviewed in the past 22 years, according to the statement. One witnessed even quoted Carnahan as saying “Yeah, I know, I did it, but they are so incompetent, they can't prove it.” If convicted, Carnahan faces death or life imprisonment for the murder charges and 10 to 30 years on the rape charge.

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Johns, Jacqueline Sue “Jackie” 7 Jun 1965 - 17 Jun 1985  OH 30 Apr 1987 p1& p11

Collins Trial Started Monday At Taney County Courthouse

Trial for Sarah Collins, 21, of Springfield began at 9 a.m. last Monday in Forsyth in Taney County before Circuit Court Judge Clifford Crouch. Collins is charged with committing purjury before the Christian County Grand Jury during thge last week of January 1985 while giving testimony concerning the Jackie Johns homicide case. She was accused of lying about her stepfather’s wherabouts on the night Johns disappeared, saying he and his truck were at home. The case had earlier been transferred to Callaway County on a change of venue, but was later ordered heard in Taney County, afte Collins waived the right to jury trial. Crouch will hear the case abd give a verdict. Opening remarks in the trial were made by Christian County Prosecutor Tim McCormick in which he said Collins had repeatedly lied to the grand jury. The trial is expected to last throughout this wekks and between 45 and 50 witnesses are expected to be called before the trial ends. Several members of the Johns family were present for the opening of the trial. A charge against Collinss’ stepfather, Geerals Carnahan, for tampering with physicla evidence were dismissed in Lexington last December when it was determin=ed no physiucal evidence had been tampered with according to state law. The chage against Carnaham stemmed from the accusation tha the had lied to Sheriff Dwight McNiel on June 24, 1985 when being questiioned about the Johns case. Jackie Johns., 20, of Nixa disappeared the night of June 17, 1985 after leaving the Nixa Livestock and Sale Barn Cafe where she worked as a waitress. She was last seens at the 7-Eleven Ste at Highway 160 and CC northwest of Nixa, about one mile from the hoem. He care was later discovered abandoned norht of Nixa, and a massaive search was begun. Four days later, her nude body was found in Lake Springfield.

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Johns, Jacqueline Sue “Jackie” 7 Jun 1965 - 17 Jun 1985  OH 11 Jun 1987 p1

Collins Pronounced Innocent of Charge

Sara Collins of Springfield was exonerated of the charge of perjury June 3 by Circuit Court Judge Clifford Crouch. The verdict was announced in Taney County. Collins trial began April 27 in Forsyth and lasted for three days. Originally, Judge Crouch was to issue a finding in mid-May. The charge stemmed from testimony given to the Christian County Grand Jury January 1985 during their investigation into the murder of Jackie Johns, a young Nixa woman who disappeared June 17, 1985. Johns’ abandoned car had been found north of Nixa, and her nude body was found four days later in Lake Springfield by fisherman, ending an intensive search by Christian County Sheriff’s Department. Collins had been accused of lying to the Grand Jury about the whereabouts of her stepfather, Gerald Carnahan. on the night Johns disappeared. An earlier charge against Carnahan for tampering with physical evidence had also been dropped when it was determined by the court that according to state statues, no physical evidence had been tampered with. The Collins case had earlier been transferred to Calloway County on a change of venue, but was later ordered heard in Taney County when Collins waived her right to a jury trial. The Carnahan and Collins arrests were the only ones resulting from the grant jury investigation which were concerned with the Johns homicide. However, the case is still under investigatio

 

Jenkins, Roger Wesley 6 Nov 1928 - 11 Jan 1961 CCR 12 Jan 1961 p1

[Note: Son of  Harvey L. & Etta Grace (Lee) Jenkins; married  Dorothy June 21 Jun 1926 -  1 Jul 1998 ]

Roger Jenkins Sustains Fatal On-Job Injuries

Injuries sustained Tuesday in a construction job accident near Amory, Miss. proved fatal Wednesday morning in an Amory hospital for Roger W. Jenkins, 32., a senior structural engineer for the past ten years with the St. Louis & San Francisco railway company. Details of the accident had not been learned Thursday morning Harris Funeral Home of Clever was enroute here with the body and funeral arrangements are still incomplete. Jenkins was a graduate of Sparta High School and the Missouri School of Mines at Rolla, where he attained his degree in civil engineering, He had been employed by the Frisco since graduation. Survivors include his wife, June and three daughters, Melinda, Lucinda and Lisa Kay, of the home at 932 E. University, Springfield, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey L. Jenkins of Sparta; one brother, James Jenkins of Sparta and three sisters, Mrs. June Barrett and Mrs. Florence Hays of Springdale, Ark, and Mrs. Virginia Kissee of Sparta. He was a member of the Sparta Church of Christ and the Sparta Masonic Lodge.

 

Jenkins, Rosh E. 1955 - 5 Aug 2010 SN-L 8 Aug 2010

[Note: Son of James C. & Ardys (  ) Jenkins; married 19 Sep 1992 Julie Schneider]

Rosh E. Jenkins, loving father and husband, age 55, of Ozark, Mo., passed away August 5, 2010. He graduated from Jefferson City High School in 1973 and from Missouri State University, Springfield, in 1978. He was a B757/767 Captain for UPS. He was united in marriage to Julie (nee Schneider) Jenkins on September 19, 1992, in Elsah, Ill. He was a member of Second Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, James C. Jenkins. He is survived by wife, Julie; step-father, R.E. "Steve" Stevens; mother, Ardys Stevens; children, Brandon Jenkins, Tyler Jenkins, and Hannah Jenkins; sisters, Tawna and Mickey Pounders, and Leslie and Kenny Reynolds; nephews and nieces, John and James Pounders, Nicole and Michael Schneider, Jackson and Parker Reynolds; brother-in-law, Jeff and Irene Schneider; step-brothers, Ron and Curt Stevens. Visitation will be Sunday, August 8, 2010, from 2 to 4 p.m., and 6 to 8 p.m., in Greenlawn Funeral Home East. Funeral services will be Monday, August 9, 2010, at 2 p.m., in Second Baptist Church, Springfield. Burial will be in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens. The family suggests memorial donations to Hulston Cancer Center, Cox Health Foundation, 3525 South National, suite 204, Springfield, MO 65807 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Jenkins, Rosh E. 1955 - 5 Aug 2010  CCH-N 11 Aug 2010

Rosh E. Jenkins, loving father and husband, 55, of Ozark, passed away Aug. 5, 2010. He graduated from Jefferson City High School in 1973 and from Missouri State University, Springfield, in 1978. He was a B757/767 captain for UPS. He was united in marriage to Julie (Schneider) Jenkins on Sept. 19, 1992, in Elsah, Ill. He was a member of Second Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, James C. Jenkins. He is survived by wife, Julie; step-father, R.E. “Steve” Stevens; mother, Ardys Stevens; children, Brandon Jenkins, Tyler Jenkins and Hannah Jenkins; sisters, Tawna and Mickey Pounders and Leslie and Kenny Reynolds; nephews and nieces, John and James Pounders, Nicole and Michael Schneider, Jackson and Parker Reynolds; brother-in-law, Jeff and Irene Schneider; step-brothers, Ron and Curt Stevens. Visitation was from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 8 in Greenlawn Funeral Home East. Funeral services were Aug. 9, 2010, at 2 p.m., in Second Baptist Church, Springfield. Burial will be in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens. The family suggests memorial donations to Hulston Cancer Center, Cox Health Foundation, 3525 South National, suite 204, Springfield, 65807 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.

 

Jenkins, Vernie A. 9 Sep 1913 - 17 Sep 1980  OH 25 Sep 1980 p12

[Note: Son of Charlie Blackburn & Bertha Mae (Sanders) Jenkins; married Iva Bowman 31 Mar 1916 - 2 Nov 1990]

Graveside services for Vernie A. Jenkins, 67, Mounds Community, were held Friday in the Old Boston Cemetery with James Applegate officiating. Burial was under direction of Harris of Ozark. Mr. Jenkins died Sept. 17 at his home after a one-year illness. Survivors include his wife, Iva; two sons, Kenny, Ava and Loy, Chadwick; a daughter, Mrs. Joyce Ackerman, Chadwick; a sister, Mrs. Mary Lou Ball, Forsyth; two brothers, L. D., Ava and Basil, Sparta; 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

 

Jenkins, Warden Dee 5 Oct 1909 - 19 Nov 1993 OH 24 Nov 1993

[Note: Son of William G. & Mary Lou Visa (Sartin) Jenkins; married 16 Apr 1938 Eda Fay Harnden 18 Jul 1914 - 28 Jan 1989; obit confuses marriage date with death of wife - her obit says they married 10 Apr 1938]

Warden Dee Jenkins, 84, Ozark, died at 7:33 a.m. Nov. 19, 1993 at St. John’s Regional Health Care Center, Springfield. He was born Oct. 5, 1909 in Douglas County, the son of William G. Jenkins and Mary Lou Visa (Sartin). He was married to Eda Fay (Harnden) Jenkins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eda, in April 16, 1938; two daughters, three sisters; one brother. Survivors include two sons, James Warden Jenkins, Ava, and David Lynn Jenkins, Ozark; three daughters, Eva Sue Berry, Ozark, Judy Kay Haden, Ava, and Karla Jane Roller, Sparta; three brothers, Tony Jenkins, Ava, Jesse Jenkins, Ava, and Glen Jenkins, Yakima, Wash.; three sisters, Alpha Witworth and Mildred Walker, both of Selah, Wash., and Ruby Huffman, Entiat, Wash.; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services were held Tuesday, Nov. 23, at Clinkingbeard Chapel, with the Rev. Tom Johnson officiating. Burial was in Denney Cemetery, Ava. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

Jenkins, Warren James 29 Apr 1949 - 4 May 1968      CCR 9 May 1968 p8

[Note: Son of Basil W. & Hazel (Allen) Jenkins]

Warren James Jenkins, 19, of Chadwick died at 6:15 a.m. Saturday, May 4, in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, after an illness of two months. Death was attributed to a brain tumor. He was a member of Pentecostal Church of Christ at Chadwick, and before his illness, was an employee of Fasco Industries, Inc. at Ozark. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Basil W. Jenkins, of Chadwick; one brother, Gene L. Jenkins of Ozark; one sister, Mrs. Janet Sue Davidson of Chadwick and his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charley Jenkins of Chadwick. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 7, at 2:30 p.m. in the Pentecostal Church at Chadwick with the Rev. Wilbur Blansit officiating. Burial was in Old Boston Cemetery under direction of Harris Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

Jenkins, William G. 25 Sep 1887 - 10 Apr 1980 OH 17 Apr 1980 pB4

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

William G. Jenkins, 82, Ava, died April 10 at a health facility in Mansfield. Survivors include a son, Warden Jenkins, Sparta. Services were held last Saturday in Ava with burial in Denney Cemetery.

 

Jenkins, Willie Eugene 17 Oct 1916 - 5 Jan 1991  NN-E 10 Jan 1991

[Note: Son of Joseph W. & Fluella Hassey (Brown) Jenkins]

Willie Eugene Jenkins, 74, Forsyth, died at 9:25 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 1991, in Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Ozark. He was born Oct. 17, 1916, in McMinnville, Tenn., to Joe and Fluella Jenkins. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters. He is survived by two sons, James Jenkins, state of Colorado, and Kenny Jenkins, Sparta; a brother, James A. Jenkins, Springfield; five sisters, Irene Gullett, Chadwick, Martha Walker, Forsyth, Edna Royal, Springfield, Opal Burrows, Cleveland, Ohio, and Ester Lee Moses, state of Hawaii; four grandsons; and one great-granddaughter. Graveside services were Wednesday in Springfield National Cemetery, under direction of Harris Colonial Chapel, Ozark.

 

Jenks, Betty L. 27 Jan 1916 - 21 Feb 2002 SN-L 23 Feb 2002

[Note: married David Jenks]

Betty L. Jenks, 86, Ozark, a homemaker, died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, February 21, 2002, in Ozark Riverview Manor. She is survived by her husband, David Jenks; 1 daughter, Nancy Leotti, Colorado; 1 son, Gary Jenks, Ozark, Mo.; 6 grandchildren; and 1 great grandchild. No services are planned. The body will be cremated under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home North.  Springfield News-Leader, February 23, 2002.

 

Jennings, Albert E. 29 Oct 1910 - 12 Feb 1984 OH 16 Feb 1984 p11

[Note: married Demma E. Kaneaster 27 Oct 1910 - 17 Oct 1999 who married first? Cornelison; Demma was daughter of daughter of George and Nellie (Snapp) Kaneaster]

Services for Albert E. Jennings, 73, Taneyville, were held Feb. 13 in the General Baptist Church Association Building with the Rev. Floyd Roberts officiating,. Burial was in  Snapp Cemetery under the direction of  Whelchel Funeral Chapel in Forsyth. Mr. Jennings died of natural causes Feb. 12 in Skaggs Community Hospital, Branson. A lifelong resident of Taney County, he was a member of General Baptist Church. He served in World War II and was a member of Disabled American Veterans Post 54, where he held the office of chaplain. Survivors include his wife, Demma; three stepsons, Alfred Cornelison, Citrus Heights, Calif., James Cornelison, Highlandville, and Burrell Cornelison, Roseville, Calif.; two stepdaughters, Mildred Lee , Pottsboro, Texas and Helen Bowman, Branson; one brother, Frank, Taneyville; one sister, Agnes Ayres, Algona, Wash.; 17 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren

 

Jennings, Carolin Sue “Susie” (Maples) 9 Nov 1952 - 30 Sep 2003 SN-L 2 Oct 2003

[Note: Daughter of Jack & Vertie (Thomas) Maples; married Finley Jennings]

Carolin Sue "Susie" Jennings, Crane, Mo., daughter of Jack and Vertie (Thomas) Maples was born Nov. 9, 1952, in Highlandville, Mo., and departed this life Sept. 30, 2003, in her home at the age of 50 years, 10 months and 21 days. Susie was a lifelong resident of the area. She worked at Wal-Mart in Nixa and was a member of Craig Hollow Christian Union Church in Highlandville. Her parents and one grandson, Dillion Jennings, preceded Susie in death. Survivors include her husband, Finley; one son, Allen and his wife, Christie, of Hurley; one daughter, Carla Jennings of Clever; two brothers, Dale Maples of Nixa, and Danny Maples of Ozark; five sisters, Janet Robertson of Highlandville, Shelha Potter of Nixa, Kay Martin of Galena, Judy Warren of Elkhead, and Debbie DeLong of Lebanon; four grandchildren, Derrick, Steven, Lane and Brooklynne; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, 2003, in Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane, with Rev. Jerry Wilson and Rev. Gary Robertson officiating. Burial will be in Galena Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.

 

Jennings, Cecil H. 13 Jun 1905 - May 1975 OH 22 May 1975 p11

[Note: married Beatrice]

LEBANON - Services for Cecil H. Jennings, 60, Lebanon, were at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Colonial Chapel with the Rev. Raymond David officiating. Burial was be in the Lebanon City Cemetery. Mr. Jennings was dead on arrival at Wallace-Rowden Hospital here at 2:20 a.m. Monday after apparently suffering a heart attack. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice; five sons, Jim of Lee’s Summit, Bob and Tom, both of Lebanon, and Gary and Jack, both of Ozark; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Jones and Mrs. Patricia Jones, both of Marionville; one step-son, Roy Gist, Lebanon;’ and 19 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

 

Jennings, Charles Floyd John 10 Oct 1917 - 30 Jan 2012 CCH-N 8 Feb 2012 on-line only

[Note: Son of Walter & Esther (Taylor) Jennings; married Bonnie]

            Charles Floyd John Jennings, 94, of Republic died Monday morning Jan. 30, 2012, in St. John’s Hospital. Jennings was born Oct. 10, 1917, in LeMars, Iowa to Walter and Esther (Taylor) Jennings. He was preceded in death by his parents, his spouse Bonnie, his son Clayton Jennings and great-grandchild Meghann Jennings. Jennings is survived by his children, Ray Jennings, Sandra Jennings; his grandchildren, Cheri Wine, Troy Jennings, Catina Sauder, Kami Means, Tyler Jennings, and Olivia Jennings; 13 great-grandchildren and his sister, Leona Strong. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, in Republic Church of the Nazarene. Services will be at 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, in the church under the care of Herman H. Lohmeyer Funeral Home Springfield. Committal services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in LeMars, Iowa. Permanent online condolences, stories and photos may be shared at www.hhlohmeyer.com.


Jennings, Clyde E. 16 March 1881 - 13 March 1960 CCR 17 Mar 1960 p4

[Note: Son of Martha S. (Jennings) O’Brien 21 May 1862 - 26 Jan 1944; shares stone with Ethel F. “Nezzie” (Moore) Jennings 17 Oct 1888  - 4 Nov 1949 - as obit says he had not siblings or spouse WHO was she? - her MO DC says she was Ethel Finley Jennings, daughter of W. W. & ? (Wilders) Finley, and wife of Clyde E. Jennings; also says mother was the daughter of L. H. & Mary A. (Brown) Jennings of Lebanon, MO and that both his wife and mother died in Fordland, Webster County, Missouri and were buried in Taney County]

Clyde E. Jennings of Ozark died Sunday at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield following a stroke suffered Wednesday at his home. He was three days short of his 79th birthday. A former merchant, Mt. Jennings sold his store in Fordland and retired to Ozark in October 1958. He bought the former John Hartley home near Ozark Cemetery. An only child and a bachelor, Mr. Jennings’ survivors include a number of cousins in Springfield, Forsyth, Branson, Taneyville, and Portland, Ore. Funeral services were to be held today (Thursday) at Branson with burial to be in the family plot at Old Forsyth Cemetery.

 

Jennings, Demma E. (Kaneaster) Cornelison 27 Oct 1910 - 17 Oct 1999  CCH-N 27 Oct 1999

[Note: Daughter of George Washington & Nellie Cordelia (Snapp) Kaneaster; married ? Cornelison; married Albert Jennings]

Funeral services for Mrs. Demma E. Jennings, age 88 of Branson will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 21st at the Whelchel Funeral Chapel in Branson. Burial will be in the Snapp Cemetery of Forsyth. Officiating will be the Rev. Byron Smith. Mrs. Jennings died on Sunday evening, October 17, 1999 at the Ozark Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Ozark. She was born on October 27, 1910 in Branson the daughter of George Washington Kaneaster and Nellie Cordelia (Snapp) Kaneaster. Survivors include her children; Mildred Lee of Mercedes, Texas, Alfred Cornelison of Citrus Hts., CA, Helen Walker, Sparta, James (J.R.) Cornelison of Highlandville, Burrel Cornelison, Shingle Springs, CA, eighteen grandchildren, two step grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, two step great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Hannon Lee Cornelison, her husband Albert Jennings of Taneyville, a sister Mae Cornelison, four brothers, Fletch, Sam, Dayne and Walter Kaneaster, two stepdaughters, Gladys Noel and Opal McClary, two step grandsons, Doug and Don Noel. Visitation will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 20th at the Whelchel Funeral Chapel in Branson.

 

Jennings, Ellis L. 5 Dec 1875 - 22 Aug 1962 CCR 23 Aug 1962 p4

[Note: Son of Hiram & Rachel (Watts) Jennings; married Hannah Friend 18 Sep 1877 - 29 Apr 1957; had a son Hiram 5 Apr 1902 - 26 Feb 1954]

Ellis Jennings, 86, a former presiding judge of Christian County Court, died Wednesday afternoon in the Christian Rest Home here. He was  a resident of Ozark.  Only survivor is a granddaughter, Patricia Jennings of 1455 South Pickwick, Springfield. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Adams-Monger of Ozark.

 

Jennings, Hannah (Friend) 18 Sep 1877 - 29 Apr 1957 CCR 2 May 1957 p 3

[Note; Daughter of Elias G. & Charlotty T. (Tyndall) Friend; married Ellis L. Jennings 11 Mar 1882 - 17 Feb 1883]

Funeral services for Mrs. Hannah Jennings, 79 who died April 29 at the Christian Rest Home at Ozark following a long illness, were held Tuesday, April 30 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chaffin Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bill Broadhurst officiating. Burial was in Linden Cemetery under direction of Chaffin. A lifelong resident of Christian County, she was a member of the Christian Church. Survivors include her husband, Ellis Jennings of Ozark; a daughter-in-law. Mrs. Effie Jennings and one granddaughter.

 

Jennings, Hiram E. 5 Apr 1902 - 26 Feb 1954      CCR 4 Mar 1954 p5

[Note: Son of Ellis L. & Hannah (Friend) Jennings; married Effie]

Funeral services for Hiram E. Jennings, 51, a native of the Sparta community, who died February 26, were held Sunday afternoon at the Chaffin Funeral Chapel in Ozark with Rev. Wendell Vaughan, pastor of the First Christian Church at Ozark officiating. Burial was in Linden Cemetery under direction of Chaffin.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Effie Jennings, and a daughter Patricia of the home; and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Jennings of Ozark.

 

Jennings, Jim 1929 - 24 Jul 2009 SN-L 26 Jul 2009

Jim Jennings, 80, Springfield, Mo., passed away Friday, July 24, 2009, in Cox South Hospital. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 27, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2009, in Hazelwood Cemetery, Springfield, Mo. Services are under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Jennings, John E. 5 Oct 1888 - 30 Nov 1939 CCR 14 Dec 1939 p1

[Note: Son of Hiram & Rachel (Watts) Jennings; married Darcus]

Funeral services for J.E. Jennings life-long resident of Webster county who died early Thursday night, November 30, 1939, in his home at Seymour, were held at 3 o’clock Saturday afternoon in the Seymour Baptist church. Surviving are his widow; one daughter, Mary Rachel Jennings, and one son, Sam Jennings, all of the home, and one brother, Ellis Jennings of Sparta-Marshfield Herald.

 

Jennings, Merle 1922  - 22 Jul 1960  CCR 28 Jul 1960 p1

[Note: married Jan]

Sparta Man Dies in Kansas Mishap

Merle Jennings, 38 of Sparta met a tragic death Saturday, July 22, in a construction accident at McPherson, Kan. According to meager reports reaching here from McPherson, he was crushed by a falling concrete form. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Church of Christ at Calico Rock, Ark. Survivors include his wife, Jan; two daughters, Nancy, 7, and Mary Sue, 2, and one son, Michael. 12. Those from the Shady Grove community who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Estep, Lyman, Anita and Janette, Mr. and Mrs.. Homer Seaton, Mrs. Ted Davis and Ward Hilton and Elaine.

 

Jennings, Myrtle M. 21 Apr 1918 - 13 Dec 2011 SN-L 15 Dec 2011

[Note: No Find-A-Grave record found

            Myrtle Jennings, 93, Ozark. Arrangements: Barnes Family Funeral Home.


Jennings, Ora Wallace 26 Jul 1911 - 17 Feb 1984 OH 23 Feb 1984 p13

[Note: married Myrtle]

Services for Ora Wallace Jennings, 72, Protem, were held Feb. 20 in Protem Community Church with the Rev. Wilbur Blansit officiating. Burial was in Protem Cemetery under the direction of Whelchel of Forsyth. Mr. Jennings died Feb 17 in his home after a long illness. A native and lifetime resident of Protem, he was a member of the Pentecostal Church. Survivors include his wife, Myrtle; two sons, Wallace, Protem, and Finley, Hurley; a daughter, Josephine Jones, Nixa; two brothers, Elijah, Protem, and Allen, Stockton, Calif.; four sisters, Dollie Dunn, Nellie Hervey, Blanche Tannehill and Vernie Eisley, all of Springfield; eight grandchildren and six great- grandchildren

 

Jennings, William Thomas “W. T.“ 2 Mar 1858 - 22 Jan 1932 CCR 28 Jan 1932 p8

[Note: Son of William S. & Ardelia Ann (Manley) Jennings; married 29 Jul 1881 Caledonia Rachel Stewart 6 Sep 1860 - 4 Apr 1934]

William Thomas Jennings was born in Greene county on March 2, 1858, and departed this life at his home near Battlefield, Jan. 22, 1932, at the age of 73 years, 10 mo., and 20 days. He was the only son of William S. and Ardelia Ann Jennings. In the year 1881, he was married to Caldonia Stewart. He was converted Oct. 23, 1931. Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Caldonia Jennings, one sister, Mrs. Barbara Green of Springfield, 10 nephews and 5 nieces and a number of other relatives and many friends. Two sisters preceded him in death: Mrs. Rebecca Glidewell and Mrs. Anna Howe. Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 24, at 1 p.m., at the residence, conducted by Rev. E.T. Sloan a life-long friend. Burial was in the Manly cemetery under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Jennings-Crawford Faye Ilene (Freeman) SN-L 14 Dec 2009

[Note: Daughter of Henry & Carrie (Shipley) Freeman; married John E. Jennings - may be SSDI 02 Jul 1924 - Oct 1983; married Leonard R. Crawford 13 Jan 1939 - 28 Jun 2002]

Faye Ilene Jennings-Crawford, age 78, of Springfield, Mo., passed away Sunday, December 13, 2009, after a long illness. She was born June 19, 1931, in Ozark Co., Mo., to Henry and Carrie (Shipley) Freeman. Her parents; and husband, John E. Jennings; and husband, Leonard Crawford; two daughters, Carolyn Jennings and Linda Vinson, precede her in death. She is survived by children, Kenneth Jennings and wife Rita, Joyce Young and husband Ronnie; son-in-law, Jack Vinson; sister, Wilma Price; sister- in-law, Geneva Freeman; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and step-children. Memorial contributions may be made to Southwest Missouri Office of Aging or Hospice Compassus. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 16, 2009, in Greenlawn Funeral Home North with Rev. Gary Crawford officiating. Burial will follow in Clear Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 15, 2009, 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Friends and family may sign a guest book or send private condolences at: www.greenlawnfuneral home.com. Services have been entrusted to Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield, Mo.

 

Jens, Donald E. 9 Nov 1941 - 4 Jul 1989  OH 27 Jul 1989

[Note: Son of Louis F. & Donna Lee (Baker) Jens, Jr.; married Brenda]

Donald E. Jens, 47, of Ozark, died July 4 after suffering a heart attack.

Graveside services for Mr. Jens were held July 7 at Springfield National Cemetery with the Revs. Robert Daniels and Steve Wilks officiating. Military rites were conducted by the American Legion Post #676 and VFW Post #3404. Burial was in Springfield National Cemetery, under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Mr. Jens was born Nov. 9, 1941 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the son of Louis F. (Jr.) and Donna Lee (Baker) Jens. He had been a resident of Ozark for six years, having moved from Omaha, Nebraska. Mr. Jens was a veteran Technician 4th Class in the United States Army. He was a counselor for the Alcohol and Drug Abuse program at Phoenix Circle in Springfield, and was a member of the Selmore Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Brenda, of the home; three sons, Jason, of the home, and Troy and Clay, of Glenwood, Iowa; three daughters, Shawn, of the home, and Shawn and Dena, of Glenwood, Iowa; his mother, Donna Lee Jens, Council Bluffs, Iowa; one sister, Lili Marlene McCoy, Council Bluffs; and three grandchildren.

 

Jensen, Chris 1981 - 10 Dec 2007 SN-L 15 Dec 2007

Chris Jensen of Highlandville, Mo., departed this life on Monday, December 10, 2007, at the age of 26 years. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. today, December 15, 2007, in Greenfield Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Bob Martens officiating. The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. until service time. Services are under the care of Greenfield Funeral Chapel.

 

Jensen, Duane Luther 30 Oct 1928 - 23 Jun 2010  SN-L 25 Jun 2010

[Note: Son of Edgar & Verna (Hansen) Jensen; married 10 Aug 1949 Phyllis R. Fry 13 Aug 1931 - 27 Nov 2002; married 30 Aug 2003 Shirley  m/1 Holt]

Duane Luther Jensen, 81, of Nixa, went to his heavenly home on June 23, 2010. Duane was born December 30, 1928, in Lindsay, Nebraska, to Edgar and Verna (Hansen) Jensen. Duane was a retired auctioneer, who owned and operated DLJ Machinery in Crane. Duane was a long-time member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church of Kimberling City, and is currently a member of Wesley United Methodist Church of Springfield. On August 10, 1949, he was united in marriage to Phyllis Fry, who preceded him in death in 2002. On August 30, 2003, he was united in marriage to Shirley Holt. Survivors include his wife, Shirley; a son, Jerry Jensen and wife Linda, Aurora; three daughters, Ann Winkler and husband Gary, Granby, Janice Riley and husband John, Columbus, Nebraska, and Kathy Jacks and husband George, Springfield; two stepsons, Chris Holt and wife Melanie, Jackson, Wyoming, Kevin Holt and wife Laura, Chesterfield, Mo.; three brothers; 18 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 26, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Reverend Rodney Peters officiating. Burial will follow in Mars Hill Cemetery, Crane, Missouri. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Childrens Miracle Network or to Wesley United Methodist Church's Honduras Mission.

 

Jensen, Jessie Mae (Kidder) Estes 30 Apr 1906 - 17 Jan 2001  CCH-N 31 Jan 2001

[Note: Daughter of Milo & Lillian (  ) Kidder; married first Estes; married second Jensen]

Jessie Mae Jensen, 94, formerly of Ozark, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001 in Tablerock Retirement Village, Kimberling City. She was born April 30, 1906 in Iowa, the daughter of Milo and Lillian Kidder. A son, Doyle Estes, and a grandson, Timothy Messersmith preceded her in death. Survivors include: a daughter, Judy Messersmith, Carthage; eight grandchildren, Penny Dudley, Steve Messersmith, Wade Messersmith, Doug Messersmith, Dean Estes, Lori Ryan, Melanie Caldwell and Tony Estes; and sixteen great-grandchildren. A graveside funeral was Saturday, Jan. 20 in Hopedale Cemetery Ozark with Wilbur Swearingin officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home.

 

Jensen, Kathleen W. (Willeford) 23 Mar 1921 - 10 Jan 2009 SN-L 12 Jan 2009

[Note: Daughter of John Henry “Jack” & Iva Pearl (Ruby) Willeford; married Glenn H. Jensen 23 Jan 1913 - 7 Sep 1993]

Kathleen W. Jensen, 87, Springfield, went home to be with the Lord and her husband, Glenn of 56 years, on January 10, 2009. She was born March 23, 1921 in Marathon, Iowa to John (Jack) Henry and Iva Pearl (Ruby) Willeford. Kathleen took great pride and joy in her family. She enjoyed crocheting and loved teaching her children and grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Glenn H. Jensen; her sister, June; Her brother, Waldo and his wife, Shirley; a daughter-in-law, Susan, a daughter-in-law, Nancy and a grandson, Brian. Survivors include one brother, Darrell Willeford and wife Kitty, 4 children, Ronald Jensen, Springfield; Jackie Jensen and his wife, Karol, Ozark; Keith Jensen and his wife, Georgia, Springfield; Donna Johnson and her husband, Ron, Springfield; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter. She will be greatly missed by family and friends. There will be a visitation Tuesday evening, January 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home at Rivermonte, 4500 S. Lone Pine, Springfield. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 14 at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with interment to follow in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be made to www.klingner-cope.com.

 

Jensen, Steve Lee 5 Sep 1948 - 30 Aug 1998  CCH-N 9 Sep 1998

[Note: Son of Garth Hale & Emma Inez (Hart) Jensen; married 9 Mar 1985 Shirley Layne m/1 Rice]

Steve Lee Jensen, age 49, of Ozark, died Sunday, August 30, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, from Lou Gehrig's (ALS) Disease. He was born September 5, in Ogden, Utah and was the son of Garth Hale Jensen and Emma Inez Hart Jensen. He served his country in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War. He had been a truck driver since the age of sixteen, and was employed by CFI Trucking Company in Joplin. On March 9, 1985 he and Shirley (Layne) Rice were married. Mr. Jensen was a Christian and member of New Hope Assembly of God Church, Seymour. Survivors include: His wife, Shirley; two daughter, Denise and Penny Jensen, Prompt, Nevada; a grandson, Kevin Jensen; seven brothers and sisters and their spouses, Raye and Blaine Eilander, Tucson, Arizona, Garth Hart and Carmel Jensen, Parachute, Colorado, Toni and Gene Winch, Salt Lake City, Utah, Jeannie and Bill Pendergraft and Gary H. and Carolyn Jensen, all of Marshfield, Kitty and Robin Caudle, Holton, Kansas, and Susie and Johnnie Lemons, Hartville; many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews; five stepsons, Wayne Rice and his wife, JaDonna, Ronnie Rice and his wife, Nancy, John Rice, Paul Rice and his wife, Becky, and Robert Rice, all of Ozark; step-grandchildren, Rusty, Jeremy, Andy, Ronetta, Robbie, Melissa, Krista, and Mikkayla Rice, Jason Millencamp, Tonya Roberts, and Seth, Ryan, and Amanda Ehbrecht, two aunts, Cleone Whitney, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Larna Harrison-Feldsted, Laie, Hawaii.  Funeral services were 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 2, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Jay Sherwood officiating. Burial was in Smith Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lou Gehrig's Association.

 

Jensen, Troy D. 11 Apr 1974 - 14 Dec 2011 SN-L 16 Dec 2011

[Note: Son of Gerald & Connie ( ) Jensen; married 1997 Angela Griffin]

            Troy D. Jensen, 37, Ozark. Arrangements: Greenlawn Funeral Home East.

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Jensen, Troy D. 11 Apr 1974 - 14 Dec 2011 GreenlawnFH

            Troy D. Jensen, 37, of Ozark passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. Troy was born April 11, 1974 in Nebraska City, Nebraska to Gerald and Connie Jensen. He was a Sales Representative for Summitt Sales and was a former Springfield Police Officer. Troy coached youth soccer and baseball in Ozark, Missouri for the past four years. In 1997 he married Angela Griffin. He is survived by Angie and their eight year old son Cole. He is also survived by his parents Gerald and Connie; a sister Joyce Stuchlik and her husband Kenny and a brother Jerry Lee; his parents-in-law Roy and Ruth Griffin and a brother-in-law Scott Griffin and his wife Julie; four nieces and many other family and friends. A memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 17, 2011 in Greenlawn Funeral Home East. Burial will be at a later date in his hometown of Nebraska City, Nebraska. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Troy Jensen Transplant Fund C/O Arvest Bank. 


Jenson, Candace 18 Dec 1988 - 31 Oct 2008 SN-L 2 Nov 2008 & AdamsFH &  CCH-N 5 Nov 2008

[Note: Daughter of Darryl & Connie (Jones) Jenson]

Candace Jenson, age 19, died October 31, 2008, in an automobile accident. She was born December 18, 1988, in Springfield, the daughter of Darryl and Connie (Jones) Jenson. Candace was a 2007 graduate of Spokane High School. Before her senior year she attended Nixa Schools. Candace was an aspiring model. She enjoyed camping with her friends and family and writing poetry. Candace was a beautiful young lady and loved by all. She was currently working at GNC in Ozark. Survivors include: her parents, Connie Jenson, Nixa, and Darryl Jenson and wife Melinda, Highlandville; three brothers, Brandon Jenson, Nixa, David Jenson, Highlandville, and Justin Beggs, Springfield; maternal grandparents, Alta and Claude Jones, Fair Grove; paternal grandmother, Rita Parkison, Springfield; three uncles, Don Jenson, Crane, David Jenson, Springfield, and David Jones and wife Theresa, Bolivar; ten cousins, Cody, Dakota, Mesha, Mike, Jacob, Lacey, Justin, Lana, Danyale, and Davey; many other relatives; and many friends. Candace was preceded in death by two grandfathers whom she loved dearly, Roger Jenson and Donald Parkison. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Gayle Cobb officiating. Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. immediately before the service in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the family in care of Adams Funeral Home, 504 W. Walnut St., Ozark, MO 65721. Online condolences may be made at www.adamsfuneralhome.net

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Jenson, Candace Rae 18 Dec 1988 - 31 Oct 2008 CCH-N 5 Nov 2008

 

Nixa woman killed in Springfield three-vehicle accident Oct. 31

 

            A 19-year-old Nixa woman was killed Oct. 31 when he Chevy Monte Carlo crossed a median on U. S. Highway 65 near Springfield and was struck by two Ford Expedition SUV’s.

 

            According to a report released by the Springfield Police Department, Candace Rae Jenson was killed instantly in the crash, which occurred just before 11:30 a.m.

 

            The report said the reason Jenson’s vehicle crossed the grassy median as she traveled northbound into oncoming traffic is unknown.

 

            A driver in one of the Expeditions was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the report.

 

Jentzsch, Klaus Kurt "Tony" 13 Jun 1942 - 9 Dec 2006 SN-L 11 Dec 2006 & CCH-N 27 Dec 2006

[Note: Son of Kurt & Meta (Wybourn) Jentzsch; married 31 Oct 1964 Judy Ann Wozniak]

Klaus Kurt "Tony” Jentzsch, age 64, of Clever, Missouri, passed away Saturday, December 9, 2006, in his home. He was born June 13, 1942, in Berlin, Germany, the son of Kurt and Meta Jentzsch. He moved to this country in 1957 and on October 31, 1964, he and Judy Ann Wozniak were united in marriage. He became a U.S. Citizen in Wisconsin, where he worked as a diesel mechanic. Klaus moved to Missouri in 1984 and worked for Allied Bus Sales. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Galena, Missouri. Klaus was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother to: his wife, Judy; daughters, JoAnn Jentzsch and Fred Schultz, Hartland, Wisconsin, Kristine Walton and Greg, Nixa, Missouri; son, Kenneth Jentzsch and Dawn, Nixa, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Savannah Jentzsch, Amanda Vickers, Stetson Jentzsch, Brandon Vickers, Crystal Erickson, Robert Schultz, and Sawyer Jentzsch; and three brothers, Peter Jentzsch and Seiglinda, Dieter Jentzsch and Kathi, and Gunther Jentzsch and Linda. He was preceded in death by his mother, Meta Wybourn and father, Kurt Jentzsch. A visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 12, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, Missouri with a funeral service following at 7 p.m. with Rev. Freeland Peterson officiating. Services in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, will be Saturday, December 16, with a visitation from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. and service following at 1 p.m. in Alstadt-Tyborski-Emenc McLeod Funeral Service. Private burial will be in Valhalla Memorial Gardens, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

 

Jernigan, Bessie Lucille (Bradley) 8 Nov 1911 - 2 Oct 1988 OH 6 Oct 1988

[Note: married Robert Lynn Jernigan 23 May 1909 - 30 Aug 1970]

Bessie L. Jernigan, 76, of Sparta, died in her home at 12:30 pm Oct 2 after a sudden illness. Services for Mrs. Jernigan were held at 2 pm Wednesday, Oct. 5 in the Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Revs. Steve Eutsler and Jesse “Bea” Phillips, Sr. officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.

 

Jernigan, Blanche Marie (Sowards) 1910 - 26 Sep 1959 CCR 1 Oct 1959 p10

[Note: Daughter of Jessie Oliver & Virgie Foster (Bonner) Sowards; married Elvis N. Jernigan 15 Jun 1905 - 1 Oct 1995]

Funeral services for Mrs. Blanche Marie Jernigan, 49, Route 2, Rogersville, who died Saturday at Burge Hospital, Springfield, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Rogersville Church of Christ with Merritt Youngblood officiating. Kelly-Ferrell of Rogersville was in charge with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery in Springfield. Mr. Jernigan belonged to the Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, Elvis Jernigan; three sons, Robby Jernigan, J. T. Jernigan and Donald Jernigan of the home two daughters, Donna Jernigan of the home and Mrs. Barbara Blount, Route 2, Rogersville, her mother, Mrs. Virgie Sowards of Ozark, four brothers, Perry Sowards, Rogersville, Rex Sowards, Roy Sowards and N. B. Sowards of Ozark; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel McCoy, Mrs. Ruth Horner, Ozark and Mrs. Maggie Carroll of Springfield.

 

Jernigan, Eliza M. (Stewart) Buckman 7 Dec 1838 - 26 May 1903 CCR 4 Jun 1903

[Note: married second 30 Dec 1880 CCM Samuel M.  Jernigan 20 Nov 1848 - 8 May 1928]

Mrs. E. M. Jernigan who had been very low with consumption for a long time died in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carrie Duncan, of this city, Tuesday May 26th at 4 o’clock. She was one of the pioneers of this section, having lived in and near Ozark for many years. He family was with her in the last hours. Her remains were laid to rest in the Ozark Cemetery.

 

Jernigan, Eva O. (Banks) 20 Mar 1903 - 7 Apr 1999  CCH-N 21 Apr 1999

[Note: Daughter of Henry & Belle (  ) Banks; married 29 Jun 1924 Orval Monroe Jernigan ? - 12 Sep 1980]

Eva O. Jernigan left this life on April 7, 1999 at 1:20 p.m. to be with the Lord. She was born in Atkinson, Nebraska on March 20, 1903. She later moved to Chadwick where she met and married Orval Monroe Jernigan of June 29, 1924. Orval preceded her in death on September 12, 1980. They owned Jernigan Shoe Store on the Ava square for many years. She attended and helped build Goodhope General Baptist Church which she dearly loved. She is survived by twenty-five nieces and nephews, four sisters-in-law; her adopted family Frank, Chris, Rick, Jim and Paul Voliva, Ava and her loving church family and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Henry and Belle Banks; four brothers Henry, Jack, Sam and Jim Banks and one sister Lizzie Eslick. Funeral services was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, 1999 in First General Baptist Church, Ava, with Rev. Mike Freeman officiating. Burial followed in the Ava Cemetery. Visitation was Monday, April 12, 1999 from 7 to 8 p.m. in First General Baptist Church, Ava under the direction of Mease-Barnes Funeral Home, Ozark. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Goodhope General Baptist Church Building Fund, Rt, 3 Box 376 Ava, Missouri 65608.

 

Jernigan, James T. 16 Jan 1905 - 29 Jul 1983 OH 4 Aug 1983 p5

[Note: married  29 Nov 1924 Ruby L. Stephenson 6 Jun 1907 - 6 Apr 1992]

Services for J. T. Jernigan, 78, Nixa, were held July 31 in Harris Chapel. Burial was in Payne Cemetery Mr. Jernigan died July 29 in Christian County Nursing Home, Ozark, after a long illness. He moved to Ozark in 1942 and was the owner and operator of a service station for 27 years. He was a member of Nixa First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Ruby; two sons, Wayne, El Reno, Okla. and Warren, Springfield; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. Lucille Simmons and Mrs. Viola Simmons, both of Phoenix, Ariz., and Agnes, state of California.

 

Jernigan, Juana Lea (Keltner) 12 Mar 1925 - 14 Oct 1996  CCH-N 18 Oct 1996

[Note: Daughter of Lum & Flora (Nokes) Keltner; married Wayne Jernigan 10 Apr 1918 - 27 Jul 1988]

Juana Lea Jernigan, 71, Nixa, passed away at 3:10 a.m. Monday, October 14, 1996, in St. Johns Regional Health Center. Juana was born in Nixa on March 12, 1925, the daughter of Lum and Flora (Nokes) Keltner. She worked for 17 years as the City Clerk in Nixa and for 19 years as a bookkeeper for CleanCo Company. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting. Juana will be remembered for her loving devotion to her sons and grandchildren and will be deeply missed. She is survived by three sons, Michael and his wife, Susan, Nixa, Scott and his wife, Ronna, Springfield, and Lee Jernigan, Nixa, two granddaughters, LeAnne and Sara Jernigan, and a host of cousins and friends, including Annadel Gardner and Leola Handy.  She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and a sister. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 16, in Harris, a Heritage Funeral Home, Nixa, with burial following in Payne Cemetery.

 

Jernigan, Lee Alan 12 Sep 1958 - 8 Aug 2009 SN-L 10 Aug 2009 & CCH-N 12 Aug 2009

[Son of Thomas Wayne & Juana Lee (Keltner) Jernigan]

Lee Alan Jernigan, age 50, Nixa, passed away August 8, 2009. He was born in Springfield on September 12, 1958, the son of Wayne and Juana Lee (Keltner) Jernigan. Lee was well known in the area as a home builder. At the time of his death he was employed with the City of Nixa. Survivors include: his father and stepmother, Thomas Wayne and Ellen Jernigan, Springfield; two brothers, Mike Jernigan and wife Sue, Nixa and Scott Jernigan, Springfield; two stepbrothers, Bill Willis and wife Janice, Milner, Georgia and Keith Willis and wife Kathy, Edwardsville, Illinois; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a host of friends and business acquaintances. Lee was preceded in death by his mother. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Pastor Hosea Bilyeu officiating. Burial will follow in Payne Cemetery, Nixa. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM Tuesday in the funeral home.

 

Jernigan, Mark N. 15 Aug 1878 - 1 Feb 1942 CCR 5 Feb 1942 p1

[Note: Son of Samuel M. & Sina S. (Stewart) Jernigan; married 26 Aug 1898 CCM Anna E. Mincks 20 Apr 1884 - 26 Oct 1903 ; married 1904 Rosie L. McNully 25 Dec 1882 - 19 Jun 1960]

M. N. Jernigan, widely known orchardist of the Hopedale community, died unexpectedly at his home Sunday following a heart attack. He had lived his entire life in the vicinity of Ozark, where he was born on Aug. 5, 1878. In 1898 he was married to Anna Minks and to this union two children were born. A son, Orville Jernigan of Ava, survives. In 1904 he was married to Rosie L. McNally and to this union six children were born, all of whom, with the widow, survive. They are Mrs. Thomas Sickmyre and Mrs. Phillip Sickmyre of Springfield, Mrs. Frank Farthing and Lynn Jernigan of Sparta, and Elmer and Wayne of the home. Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 2, at 3 p.m. at the Chaffin Funeral Home with Rev. Floyd Hanks officiating. Interment was in the Ozark cemetery under direction of T.B. Chaffin.

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Jernigan, Mark N. 15 Aug 1878 - 1 Feb 1942 CCR 5 Feb 1942 p2

We wish to thank all of our friends and neighbors for their help and kindness administered at the death of our dear husband and father. Especially we thank Mr. and Mrs. T.B. Chaffin and Brother Hanks for their services.

Mrs. M.N. Jernigan and children.

 

Jernigan, Orval 23 Jul 1899 - 12 Sep 1980 OH 18 Sep 1980 p10

[Note: Mark N. & Anna  M. (Mincks) Jernigan]

Services for Orval Jernigan, 81, brother of Wayne Jernigan of Ozark, were held Tuesday in Ava with burial in Ava Cemetery. Mr. Jernigan died last Friday in St. John’s Regional Health Center after a 10-month illness.

 

Jernigan, Robert Lynn 23 May 1909 - 30 Aug 1970   CCR 3 Sep 1970 p8

[Note: Son of  Mark N. & Rosa L. (McNally) Jernigan; married  Bessie Lucille Bradley 8 Nov 1911 - Sep 1988]

Lynn Jernigan, 61, of Sparta, died at 5 a.m. Sunday at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield following a lingering illness. He was a lifelong resident of the Sparta and Ozark communities and was a farmer and stockman. Survivors include his wife, Bessie L.; a daughter, Miss Venita Jernigan of the home; three brothers, Orville Jernigan, Ave, Elvis Jernigan, Forsyth and Wayne Jernigan, Ozark’ two sisters, Mrs. Irene Rickey, Springfield and Mrs. Edna Farthing, Rogersville. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Kenneth Young officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.

 

Jernigan, Rosa L. (McNally) 25 Dec  1882 - 19 Jun 1960  CCR 23 Jun 1960 p4

[Note: Daughter of  James & Elizabeth (Rolen) McNally; married  30 Apr 1904 Mark N. Jernigan 15 Aug 1878 - 1 Feb 1942]

Funeral services for Rosa L. Jernigan, 72, who died Sunday, June 19, at St. John’s Hospital following a lengthy illness, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Chaffin Chapel in Ozark, with Rev. Harold Mayes officiating. Burial was in Ozark Cemetery under direction of Chaffin. A longtime resident of the Hopedale community, north of Ozark, she was a member of the Hopedale Baptist Church. Survivors include four sons, Orville Jernigan of Ave, Elvis Jernigan of Rogersville, Lynn Jernigan of Sparta and Wayne Jernigan of Ozark; two daughters, Mrs. Irene Rickey of Springfield and Mrs. Edna Farthing of Rogersville; one brothers, T. M. McNally of Seattle, Wash; 15 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

 

Jernigan, Samuel M. 20 Nov 1848 - 8 May 1928 CCR 10 May 1928

[Note: Son of  Marcus Marion &  Mary A. (Lucas) Jernigan; married 9 Apr 1874  Sina S. Stewart 18 May 1852 - 20 Jan 1880; married 30 Dec 1880 Eliza M. Stewart 7 Dec 1838 - 1903  who m/1 Buckman; married 14 Oct 1912 Beunavista "Beuny" Shipman 16 Feb 1866 - 10 Jul 1940 who m/1 Garrison]

Samuel M. Jernigan passed away after a rather short illness, having taken ill last Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. M. R. Logan on Tuesday, May 8th, aged 79 years, 5 months and 18 days. He died at 7 o’clock that evening, The funeral services were held from the Ozark Christian church on Thursday, May 10th, at 3 o’clock p.m. with Rev. Frank West officiating. Burial was made in the City cemetery under the direction of T. B. Chaffin. He leaves to mourn his departure, one daughters, Mrs. M. R. Logan of Ozark and one son, Mark Jernigan of Ozark vicinity, besides other relatives and friends.

 

Jernigan, Stella O. 23 Dec 1902 - 17 Jun 1903 CCR 25 Jun 1903

[Note: Daughter of Mark N. & Anna E. (Mincks) Jernigan]

Died: - Thursday evening, June 18th, the 6-month baby of Mr. and Mrs. M. N. Jernigan. The remains were laid to rest in the Ozark cemetery Friday afternoon. Mrs. Jernigan has been very sick, but is reported some better.

 

Jernigan, Thomas  Wayne 10 Apr 1918 - 27 Jul 1988 OH 4 Aug 1988

[Note: Son of Mark N. & Rosa L. (McNally) Jernigan; married Juana Lee Keltner 12 Mae 1925 - 14 Oct 1996; married Ellen m/1 Willis;  married Helen]

Wayne Jernigan, 70, of Ozark, died at 6:30 pm July 27 at Primrose Place, Springfield, after a three-month illness. Services for Mr. Jernigan were held Saturday in the Adams Funeral Home Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Neal Grubaugh officiating. Burial was in Ozark Cemetery. A lifelong resident of the Ozark community, Mr. Jernigan was a member of the Ozark Christian Church, where he served as deacon. He was a retired farmer and a former employee of the Ozark Special Road District. His survivors include his wife, Helen, of the home; two daughters, and sons-in-law, Kay and Greg Walton, and Karen and Bill Fischer, and four grandchildren, all of Springfield; a brother, Elvis Jernigan, Springfield; and two sisters, Mrs. Irene Rickey, Springfield and Mrs. Edna Farthing, Rogersville. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

Jerred, Marlene M. 7 Feb 1951 - 15 May 2010 SN-L 17 May 2010

Marlene Jerred, age 59, of Clever, passed away on Saturday. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday (today) in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Burial will be in Brookings, SD.

 

Jersak, William R. "Bill" 22 Nov 1918 - 29 Jul 1988 OH 4 Aug 1988

[Note: married Nell]

William R. “Bill” Jersak, 69, of Reeds Spring, died at 4:10 pm July 29 at St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a seven-month bout with cancer. Memorial services for Mr. Jersak were held Monday in the Klingner Chapel, Springfield. A native of Kingfisher, OK, Mr. Jersak graduated from the University of Oklahoma and the UMKC school of dentistry. He served as a Captain in the Army Dental Corps. Upon his discharge, he opened his dental practice in Springfield in 1946, continuing to practice there through 1987. He was a 35-year member of the Springfield Dental Society and was a lifetime member of the American Dental Association. Prior to moving to his home on Table Rock Lake in 1976, he was a member of the Covenant Presbyterian Church. Mr. Jersak was preceded in death by a son, Paul, in 1986. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Nell; by two daughters and their husbands, Louise and Larry Grisham, Phoenix, AZ, and Nancy and Ken Henderson, Kimberling City; his son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Wanda Jersak, Nixa, and his son Paul’s widow, Gay Jersak of Webster, TX; six grandchildren, Margo, Krista, and Christopher Grisham, Sara and Jill Henderson, and Gina Jersak; a sister, Dr. Louise Galloway, Brunswick, GA; a brother, Dr. Robert C. Jersak and his wife, Betty, Springfield; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Kimberling City, or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

 

Jessen, Norma Lee (Ward) 13 Apr 1938 - 10 Jul 2010 SN-L 13 Jul 2010

[Note: Daughter of Carl & Cubye (Lynch) Ward; married 1956 Bobby Ray Jessen]

Norma Lee Jessen passed away on July 10, 2010 in Springfield, Mo., at Cox South at the age of 72. Norma was born at Fifty Six, Ark., on April 13, 1938 to Carl Ward and Cubye Lynch Ward. She spent her youth in the Mountain View, Ark. area where she married Bobby Ray Jessen, her husband of 54 years. She was saved at the age of 15 at the Fifty Six Missionary Baptist Church and she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Seymour, Mo. Norma was a devoted wife, mother, granny and community volunteer. A few of the groups that benefited from her generosity included the local volunteer fire department, the annual Fordland Easter Egg Hunt, and Vacation Bible School. She enjoyed working in the yard, her volunteer work, and cooking for her family. She is survived by her husband, Bob Jessen and three sons, Mike Jessen and wife Melanie of Eminence, Mo., Ed Jessen and wife Ruby of Diggins, Mo., and Wayne Jessen of Mountain Grove, Mo.; she was blessed with nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren; one sister and three brothers; other relatives and many friends. Services are at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 14, 2010, in the First Baptist Church in Seymour, Mo., with Pastors Jay Adrain and Keith Adamson officiating. Burial will be in Union Chapel Cemetery near Fordland, Mo. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday (today) in Holman-Howe Funeral Home, Seymour, Mo. Online condolences may be made at www.holmanhoweseymour.com

 

Jessup, Catherine “Kate” (Strickland) 25 Dec 1867 - 7 May 1939 CCR 11 May 1939 p1

[Note: Daughter of Davis & Nancy (Perrine) Strickland; married 12 Aug 1896 Edward Franklin Jessup 15 Aug 1869 - 3 Nov 1945 who remarried Lena after Kate‘s death; son‘s NIO DC says she was born in West Virginia]

Kate Strickland was born Dec. 25, 1867, and departed this life May 7, 1939, at the age of 71 years, four months and 12 days. She was united in marriage to Edward Jessup on Aug. 12, 1896, and to this union was born one son, Edward Jessup, who preceded her in death eight years ago. She is survived by the husband, two sisters, Mrs. Rose Beshears, Galloway, Mo., and Mrs. Daisy Bittner, Los Angeles, Calif., and two brothers, Steward Strickland, Tulare, Calif., and Ellis Strickland, Santa Cruz, Calif. Mrs. Jessup was a member of the Centerpoint Church of Christ. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 8, at 2 p.m. in the Centerpoint Church by Bro. Williamson with burial in the Hazelwood cemetery under direction of T.B. Chaffin of Ozark.

 

Jessup, David Franklin 23 Jun 1897 - 20 Nov 1930 CCR 27 Nov 1930 p5

[Note: Son of Ed & Catherine (Strickland) Jessup; married Anna Beatie]

David Franklin Jessup, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Jessup died at his home of Rogersville Thursday, Nov. 20, at the age of 33 years, 4 months, and 27 days. He was married to Miss Anna Beatie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Doll Beatie. To this union one son was born, James Edward, who preceded his father in death by a few months. Frank professed faith in his Savior at the age of 24 years. He faltered, but later accepted his Savior and died fully in the Faith. Frank is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anna Jessup, and his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Jessup, and many relatives and friends who remained faithful to the end. Funeral services were held at the residence Sunday, Nov. 23, 1930, at 1:30 p.m. by Rev. Butler with burial in the Hazelwood cemetery under direction of T.B. Chaffin of Ozark.

 

Jessup, James Edward 14 Aug 1923 - 13 Feb 1930 CCR 20 Feb 1930

[Note: Son of David Franklin & Anna (Beatie) Jessup; name in mortuary record John Edward  - James Edward in MODC & his & his father’s obits; Lymph-Sarcoma (cancer)]

James Jessep, small son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jessep, died at his home near Cody on Thursday, Feb. 13, aged 6 years, 5 months, and 29 days. The funeral services were held Sunday with Rev. J.J. Parten officiating. Burial was made in the Hazelwood cemetery under the direction of T.B. Chaffin.

 

Jewell, Velma Evaline (Eggen) 22 Nov 1918 - 20 Dec 2010 SN-L 26 Dec 2010

[Note: Daughter of Collie A. & Ollie F. (Carter) Eggen; married 25 Jul 1941 Eugene T. Jewell 30 Nov 1916 - Jun 1978]

Velma Evaline (Eggen) Jewell, of Nixa, MO, formerly of Lockwood, MO, departed this life on Monday, December 20, 2010 at the age of 92 years. She was born on November 22, 1918 in Hiatville, KS to Collie A. and Ollie F. (Carter) Eggen. Velma was united in marriage to Eugene T. Jewell on July 25, 1941. He preceded her in death in 1978. Also preceding Velma in death was a brother, Marlin Eggen. Velma graduated from Arcadia, KS High School in 1937 and Pittsburg State College in 1968. She served in public education as an Elementary teacher for 41 years and a substitute teacher for another 13 years. Velma accepted Christ as her personal Savior in 1941. She loved her church and was a long-time member of the Lockwood United Methodist Church, and had more recently attended Cassidy United Methodist Church in Nixa after her move to residential care. Velma had served on many church committees and was very active in United Methodist Women, on the local, district, and state levels. Velma belonged to Columbia Chapter #488 Eastern Star; Delta Kappa Gamma Teachers Sorority, Beta Lambda Chapter; Dade County Retired Teachers Association; Lockwood Hospital Auxiliary; American Federated Club; Green Thumb Garden Club; Lockwood Sewing Club; Missouri State Teachers Association; Professional Business Women's Club and Wallstreeters Club, all from the Lockwood area; and the Caring & Sharing Club of Ozark. Velma loved her family and one of her greatest joys was spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed celebrating the successes of her family and former students. Survivors include two sons, Calvin Jewell and his wife JoAn of Ozark, MO and York Jewell and his wife Jeanne of Peculiar, MO; five grandchildren, David Jewell and his friend Crystal, Ryan Jewell and his wife Heidi, Erin Burks and her husband Bryan, Brad Jewell, and Lauren Jewell; two step-grandchildren, Melissa Stewart and her husband Steve and Randy Burns and his wife Angie; six great grandchildren, Jacob, Justin, Amber, Autumn, Greyson, and Andee Jewell; four step great grandchildren, Zack and Ashley Stewart, and Conner and Katie Burns; step great great grandchildren, Summer and Lindsey Schmidt; two sisters, Jessie Dunn and her husband Hardy of Pittsburg, KS and Mary Lee Payne and her husband Jack of Arcadia, KS; one brother, Carter Eggen of Frankston, TX; as well as a host of extended family, friends, and former students. The family would like to thank the staff of Riverview Residential Care of Ozark, MO and Christian Health Care Nursing Home of Nixa, MO for the loving care shown to Velma the last four years. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, December 29, 2010 in the Lockwood United Methodist Church with Pastor Gary Langley and Pastor Travis James officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Arcadia Cemetery in Arcadia, KS. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until service time in the church. A memorial service will be held at the Riverview Residential Care family room in Ozark, MO on Tuesday, December 28, at 3:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the American Heart Association . Services are under the care of Lockwood Funeral Chapel.

 

Jimenez, Samuel Paul, Jr. 20 Apr 1948 - 18 Apr 2003

[Note: Son of Samuel Paul & Orchid (Stewart) Jimenez; married ? Who m/1 Glossip]

Samuel Paul Jimenez Jr., 54, Sparta, died April 18, 2003 in his home. He was born April 20, 1948, in Tampa, Fla., the son of Samuel Paul Jimenez and Orchid Stewart. Survivors include his mother, Orchid Stewart, Ozark; his father, Samuel Paul Jimenez, Sr., Miami, Fla.; two daughters, Samantha Broomfield, Miami, Fla., and Heather Elbert, Silver Springs, Md.; a step-son, Kenny Glossip, Springfield; three grandchildren, Khameche Broomfield, Tahjee Broomfield, and Jaquaid Broomfield; a sister, Orchid Soller and husband Lloyd, Ozark; three nieces, Lori Ann Kaufman, Lisa Marie Hall, and Lyn Janice Grisham; a nephew, Lloyd Ralph Soller, Jr.; three great nephews, Curtis Lee Hall, Blake Christopher Soller, and Kyle Joseph Soller; and many, many friends. A son, Eric Dean Jimenez, preceded him in death. As a young man, Jimenez served his country in the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam War and was a very proud member of the 82nd Airborne. Throughout his life, he was blessed with many friends, who not only shared his zest for life and his passion for Harley Davidson Motorcycles. His life was highlighted by several cross-country road trips. With his saddlebags packed tight and sleeping bag strapped to the back of his bike, he would set out to feel the wind on his face and hear the methodical rumble of his bike. While he often sought out magnificent destinations, those who knew him well understood, it wasn't just the destination, but the call of the open road ahead that always seemed to be singing his name. Jimenez had a unique quality that enabled him to live his life as a free spirit, in his very own way. He will be dearly missed and never forgotten as he rests in peace.

Jay, Leslie N., Jr. 20 Jul 1917 - 5 Feb 2012 SN-L 11 Feb 2012

[Note: Son of Leslie N. & Manie (Porter) Jay, Sr.; married 1936 Opal M. Stewart 17 Jan 1919 - 16 May 2003]

            Mr. Leslie Jay passed away on Sun., Feb. 5, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO. He was born on July 20, 1917 in Springfield, MO., the son of Leslie N. Jay Sr. and Manie (Porter) Jay. As a young man, Leslie worked with his father at the at the A&B Cycle Shop in Springfield. In 1936, he married the love of his life, Opal Stewart of Ozark, and moved to Kansas City to work at Metcalf Lock and Key. The family returned to Springfield after his father's death in 1948 to work at the Jay Key and Gun Shop, established in 1944, with his brother Richard. Leslie retired in 1975 and he and Opal moved to the Forsyth area. Leslie was a true family man and loved his wife of 67 years, Opal and daughters Leslie Ann and Beckie with his whole heart. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, boater, motorcycle rider, and held a pilot's license. Leslie had a keen sense of humor which was evident daily. He was respected and loved by all who knew him. Mr. Jay is survived by his daughter, Rebecca "Beckie" Lawrence and husband James of Forsyth, MO.; two grandchildren, Leslie Ann Lawrence of Forsyth, MO., and Joseph Lawrence of Nevada, MO.; sister Helen Johnson of Tulsa, OK.; many nieces, nephews, and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Opal; daughter, Leslie Ann Hensley; granddaughter, Nina Brand; and brother, Richard Jay. Funeral Services will be held in the Forsyth Whelchel Funeral Chapel on Sat., Feb. 11 at 12:00 PM. Visitation will be on Sat. Feb. 11 at 11:00 AM., until service time. Burial will be in the Selmore Cemetery.


Jay, Mark E. 6 Sep 1886 - 14 Sep 1968   CCR 19 Sep 1968 p8

[Note: Son of Thomas & Eliza (  ) Jay]

Mark E. Jay, 82, died at 9:45 p.m. Saturday in Bilyeu Nursing Home in Ozark. Mr. Jay had lived with a half-sister, Mrs. Lily Huff, in Chestnutridge nine years. Also surviving are a brother, Oscar, Neosho; and two half-brothers, Clyde, Modesto, Calif. and Howard, Delhi, Calif. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Oak Ridge Full Gospel Church with the Revs. Jim Triplett and Earl Blansitt officiating. Burial was in Schupbach Cemetery near Spokane under direction of Harris.

 

Jeffco, Morgan Janette 18 July 1990 - 11 Dec 2000  CCH-N 20 Dec 2000

[Note: Daughter of Terry & Tammy (Fink) Cossins]

Morgan Janette Jeffco joined her heavenly family on Monday, December 11, 2000 at the tender age of 10. Morgan was born on July 18, 1990 in Caldwell, Idaho, and moved to Bruner while in her infancy. She was a fourth grade student at Sparta School. Morgan is survived by her parents, Terry and Tammy Cossins; a brother, Nathan Jeffco, two stepbrothers, Dwayne Cossins and Derek Cossins; grandparents, Robert and Betty Fink of Bruner, Jerry Cossins of Denver, Colorado, and Arby Cossins of Springfield; numerous aunts and uncles, and many cousins. A funeral service was held on Friday, December 15, at the Fellowship Lighthouse Church in Bruner. The Rev Harold Tennison officiated, while burial took place at the Owens Cemetery, also in Bruner. Services were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home in Ozark.

 

Jefferies, Alfred Archie 13 Nov 1900 - 29 Jun 1986 OH 3 Jul 1986 p3

[Note: married Edith Ellen Rendell 22 Nov 1903 - 12 Dec 1991]

Services for Alfred “Archie” Jefferies, 85, Ozark, were held July 2 in Harris Chapel with Charles White and Dewayne Bray officiating. Burial was in Weaver Cemetery, Ozark. A native of Nebraska, he moved to Ozark in 1938. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include his wife, Ellen; two sons, Lyle Jefferies, Ozark and Larry Lyn Jefferies, Springfield; one daughter, Leta Heminy, Springfield; two sisters, Donna Michel, Eads, Colo. and Edna Larkhart, Lakeside, Colo.; six grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

 

Jeffries, Archie Lyle 7 Sep 1925 - 26 Dec 1998  CCH-N 13 Jan 1999

[Note: Son of Alfred Archie & Edith Ellen (Randall) Jefferies; married 1945 Reba Nell Fesperman 25 Oct 1926 - 6 Feb 2000]

Archie Lyle Jefferies, age 73, of Branson, died Saturday, December 26, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born September 7, 1925 in Ord, Nebraska, and was the son of Archie and Ellen (Randall) Jefferies. He graduated from Ozark High School. In 1945 he and Reba Nell Fesperman were married. Lyle was a member of Ozark Friend Lodge #352 A.F & A.M. As a young man he became a Christian in Ord, Nebraska. Lyle was a retired truck driver, had previously operated a service station, and worked for Wal-Mart. Survivors include his wife, Reba, a son, Bob Jefferies and his wife Jan, Sweetwater, Tennessee; and a grandson, Wyatt Jefferies, Havlock, North Carolina. His parents and an infant sister preceded himin death. A graveside funeral was at 3 p.m. Tuesday, December 29, in Monger Cemetery, north of Sparta, with Rev. Clifford Day officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Jefferies, Cecile M. (DeCamp) 4 Jan 1928 - 27 Jun 2010 SN-L 29 Jun 2010

[Note: Daughter of Loy G. & Essie M. (Andrews) DeCamp; married 19 Mar 1958 Larry Jefferies]

Cecile M. Jefferies, 82 of Springfield, passed away Sunday, June 27, 2010, in her home. Cecile was born January 4, 1928 in Springfield to Loy G. and Essie M. Andrews DeCamp. She married Larry Jefferies on March 19, 1958. Cecile was a charter member of the Hillcrest Presbyterian Church. Cecile worked many years for Woolworth, Sears and retired from J. C. Penney. She loved watching sports especially the Royals but best of all, she loved to watch her daughter, Jennie playing sports. Cecile also enjoyed playing the piano and liked to collect antiques. But the best times of all, was sitting on the porch with her family. Preceding Cecile in death were her parents; two brothers; two sisters; and her oldest grandson, Paul Anderson. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Larry; their three daughters, Patti Jefferies, Rhonda Jackson and Jennie Jefferies; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; a sister, Virginia Sifford; a sister-in-law, Marilyn DeCamp; and a host of family and friends. A funeral service will be held Thursday, July 1, 2010, at 2 p.m. in the Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home, 1635 N. Benton, Springfield, Mo., with interment to follow in the Weaver Cemetery, Ozark, Mo. A visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30, 2010, in the funeral home. Family has requested donations be made in honor of Cecile to the Alzheimer's Association, Southwest Missouri Chapter, 1500 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, MO 65804, or St. John's Hospice, 1570 W. Battlefield, Springfield, MO 65807. On line condolences may be made at www.klingner funeralhome.com

 

Jefferies, Ellen Edith (Rendell) 22 Nov 1903 - 12 Dec 1991 OH 19 Dec 1991

[Note: Daughter of William & Marie (Grumb) Rendell; married Albert Archie Jefferies 13 Nov 1900 - 29 Jun 1986]

Ellen Edith Jefferies, 89, died Thursday morning, Dec 12, 1991 in Mount Vernon Park Care, Springfield. She was born Nov. 22, 1903 in David Creek, Neb. to William and Maria Rendell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Archie Jefferies in 1986. Survivors include a daughter, Leta Mason, Springfield, two sons, Lynn Jefferies, Springfield and Lyle Jefferies, Branson; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; four sisters, Anna Schultz, Las Vegas, Nev,; Berta Eshmon, Denver, Colo.; Gaye Hayes, Denver, Colo, and Elsie Thomas, state of Florida. Graveside services were held Saturday in Weaver Cemetery, Ozark with Charles White officiating.

 

Jefferies, Joseph died 6 Jun 1907 CCR 13 Jun 1907

The bodies of “Leck” McLain and Joseph Jefferies were brought to Springfield last Thursday morning for burial. Both Jeffries and McLain were buried in Springfield. It seems that owing to prior trouble, McLain shot and killed Jefferies and then killed himself by taking carbolic acid. He died in a few minutes after his victim, Jefferies. The tragedy took place in Ft. Smith, where the trial of McLain had been set. McLain was well known here and his family are highly respected.

 

Jefferies, Reba Nell (Fesperman) 25 Oct 1926 – 6 Feb 2000  CCH-N 16 Feb 2000

[Note: Daughter of Michael J. & Audra Marie (Calloway) Fesperman; married 1945 Archie Lyle Jefferies 25 Oct 1926 - 6 Feb 2000]

Reba Nell Jefferies, age 73, Ozark, passed away Sunday, February 6, 2000 in Sweetwater Hospital, Sweetwater, Tennessee.  She was born on October 25, 1926, in Sparta, the daughter of Mike and Audie Fesperman. In 1945 she was united in marriage to Archie Lyle Jefferies. Together they owned and operated  the Texaco station in Ozark for many years. Her husband preceded her in death in 1998. Survivors include: a son, Bob Jefferies and his wife Jan, of Sweetwater, Tennessee, a grandson, Wyatt Jefferies, Havlock, North Carolina, a sister, Nina Johnson, Kansas City, Missouri; and a niece, Paulette Oliver, Crossville, Alabama. A graveside service was held Wednesday, February 9, 2000 at Monger Cemetery, Sparta, under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Jeffery, Ransom Simon 31 Dec 1943 - 3 Feb 2008  SN-L 17 Feb 2008

[Note: Son of Robert & Marge (  ) Jeffery; married 1963 Rosemary High]

Ransom Simon Jeffery, 65, formerly of Nixa, Missouri, passed away February 3, 2008, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he was residing. Ransom was born December 31, 1943, in Naperville, Illinois, to Marge and Robert Jeffery. In 1948 his family moved to Denton, Texas. After high school graduation, Ransom attended the University of North Texas where he met and married Rosemary High in 1963. He received his bachelor's degree in English in 1966. Upon graduation, he moved his young family to Iowa City, Iowa, where he was accepted into the prestigious University of Iowa Writers' Workshop graduate program. He earned a master's degree in 1969. While pursuing his doctorate degree, Ransom was also selected from hundreds of applicants to be "Playwright-in-Residence" at the University of Michigan in 1969. His literary career included two novels and several critically acclaimed off-Broadway plays. He received numerous awards and recognition for his writing including an American National Theatre Academy Award, A Schubert Grant, the Avery Hopwood Creative Writing Award and the University of Michigan Rackham Grant. In 1972 he moved his family to Nixa, Missouri, and joined the SMS English department. In 1976 he left academia to begin a 16-year business career with Roadway Express. As office manager, he was well respected and made many good friends. Ransom was a bright, creative man who always enjoyed reading a well-crafted book, canoeing on a briskly flowing Ozarks river and the company of good friends. Ransom was preceded in death by beloved son, Xan Jeffery; his parents, Marge and Robert Jeffery; and brother, Steven Jeffery. He is survived by daughter, Phaedra Craig and her husband, Gregory Craig; by daughter, Nicole Smith; grandsons, Bryce, Evan and Brandon Craig; granddaughters, Emma and Claire Smith; and his sisters, Lisa Jeffery and Gretchen Munson. Ransom will be remembered with love by family and friends.

 

Jeffery, Xanthus “Xan” 21 Jan 1974 - 24 Feb 2004 SN-L 26 Feb 2004

[Note: Son of Ransom Simon & Rosemary (High) Jeffery]

Xan Jeffery, age 30, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004, after suffering a heart attack. Xan was born in Springfield, Mo., on Jan. 21, 1974, the son of Ransom and Rosemary Jeffery. He attended Nixa High School where he passionately pursued his love of athletics, especially football. Xan began his college studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia, ultimately graduating from SMS with an English degree. He loved literature and was a creative writer pursuing his English master's degree at the time of his death. Xan had an exceptionally competitive and fun-loving spirit. His passion for sports remained a constant throughout his life. His dedication to family and friends was unwavering. His love of life was never more evident than when he entertained his loving young nephews and nieces. Survivors include his parents, Rosemary and Ransom Jeffery; his sisters, Phaedra Craig and Nicole Smith; his brother-in-law, Gregory Craig; his three nephews, Bryce, Evan and Brandon Craig; his two nieces, Emma and Claire Smith; and his many loving friends, teachers and teammates. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Virgil and Luallie High, and his paternal grandfather, Robert Jeffery. Funeral services will be Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, at 4 p.m. in National Avenue Christian Church. In lieu of flowers, book donations may be made in Xan's name to the Nixa High School or the Springfield Catholic High School library. Arrangements are under the direction of Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel.

 

Jeffrey, Frances Marie (Holstine) 14 Jun 1911 – 24 Feb 2001 CCH-N 7 Mar 2001

[Note: Daughter of Frank & Nettie (  ) Holstine]

Frances Marie Jeffrey, 89. Ozark, formerly of Kansas City and Raytown, Mo., died Saturday. Feb. 24, 2001 in the Ozark Nursing and Care Center, Ozark. The daughter of Frank and Nettie Holstine, she was born June 14, 1911, in Kansas City, Mo. She is survived by a son, John Jeffrey, Ozark and daughter Mary Jane Withers, Independence. No services are planned. The body has been cremated under direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home South, Springfield. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo.

 

Jemes, John Robert 14 Nov 1917 - Aug 1975 OH 28 Aug 1975 p8

[Note: married Virginia]

MARSHFIELD - Funeral services for John Robert Jemes, 57, Oakland, Calif. a former Marshfield resident, were at 2 p.m. Friday in the Barber-Edward-Arthur Chapel here. Burial was in the Marshfield Cemetery. Mr. Jemes died Monday in his Oakland home after a short illness. He was a member of the Baptist Church and a veteran of World War II.  Survivors are his wife, Virginia; five sisters, Mrs. Crysteen Pruett, Niangua, Mrs. Frances Campbell, Riverside, Calif., Mrs. Elaine Born, New York City, N. Y., Mrs. Betty Davis, Seal Beach, Calif., and Mrs. Mary Ann Harper, Ozark; and two brothers, Tom, North Bellmore, Long Island, N. Y. and Bill, Urbandale, Iowa.

 

Jemes, Ottie M. (Hyde) 1891 - 11 Aug 1968    CCR 15 Aug 1968 p8

[Note: married Charles M. Jemes]

Funeral services for Mrs. Ottie M. Jemes, 77, of 1207 North Jefferson, Springfield, were at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Klingner Chapel with the Rev. L. L. Rodgers officiating. Burial was in Marshfield Cemetery. Mrs. Jemes, who had been in ill health about a week, died at 3:40 a.m. Sunday in her home. Born in Niangua, Mrs. Jemes formerly lived in Marshfield and was a resident of Springfield the past 40 years. She was a member of the Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Charles M.; three sons, Robert, Oakland, Calif., Thomas N., Bellmore, N. Y., William, St. Louis; five daughters, Mrs. William J. Purtt, Niangua, Mrs. Jack Campbell, Riverside, Calif., Mrs. Bryon Born, Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J., Mrs. William Davis, Seal Beach, Calif and Mrs. Donald Harper, Ozark. Other survivors include one brother, Freeman Hyde, Chillicothe, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. V. Ernett Sama, Oklahoma City, Okla.; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

 

Jenkins, Alma Ethel (Hanks) 29 Sep 1890 - 11 Mar 1928 CCR 15 Mar 1928 p1

[Note: Daughter of  Thomas J. & Minerva Ann (Page) Hanks; married  25 Aug 1915 James Lafayette "Fate" Jenkins  23 Oct 1890 - 8 Aug 1931]

Hope cannot have its way with Death. Neither can the skill of the scientist battle with the destinies of the Infinite. We see a Death and we wonder why. We see the aged plead for the end to come and from the Unknown there comes no call. We lives in an age of things that cannot be understood, and yet in the living and the understanding not, we meet with realities of both Life and Death and we must continue on dazed and bewildered. And as we think of the death of Alma Hanks Jenkins, we must repeat a thought that we may have uttered here before. “When life has reached the golden year, beyond the time allotted here, Death has less shock - but when we see him boldly steal loving hands that tiny fingers feel, then we forlorn, stop and partake of sadness, that’s the stake that follows Death.” For weeks, she battled with death, having in mind the needs of her children and loves ones at a mother’s care, and even as the curtains of life were being closed about her room, she smiled into loving eyes a Hope that she had not given up. Alma Hanks Jenkins was born on September 29th, 1890 in Christian county, four miles south of Ozark. She lived there until her marriage to Fate Jenkins on August 25th, 1915. To this union were born three children, one boy and two girls, Gerald Lee, Mable Elderene and Bobby Oleta. Gerald preceded his mother in Death, passing away on January 27th, 1924 at the age of 6 years, 6 months and 13 days, and awaited at the threshold of Eternity as the welcoming Angel. She was converted at the age of 18 years and united with the Prospect Baptist church. Later she moved her membership to the Sparta Baptist church where she lived a faithful and devoted Christian life. On March 11th, she entered the vale between the two eternities, leaving home, church and friends sad and mournful, yet happy in the realization that she had been faithful and true. Besides the husband and children, she is mourned by four brothers, Emery, Clyde, Floyd and Loral Hanks, and one sister, Mrs. Nola Payne. The funeral services were held on  Monday afternoon, March 12th, from the church at Sparta, with L. V. Swadley officiating. Burial took place under the direction of T. B. Chaffin of Ozark. Friends and relatives in an effort to bespeak to those who mourned the respect in which they held the life that Alma Hank Jenkins had lived and to bedeck her resting place with the beauty of the spirit-whispering flower, literally buried her in the fragrance of the silent messengers of sympathy and love.

 

Jenkins, Alveretta Gertrude (Clemens) 5 Sep 1919 - 2 Oct 2003 CCH-N 15 Oct 2003

[Note: Daughter of James Ephraim & Eva Gertrude (Yates) Clemens; married Loran Jenkins]

Alveretta Gertrude Jenkins, 84, of Ava passed away on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003, at Maranatha Village in Springfield. She was born Sept. 5, 1919, in Webster County, the daughter of James Ephraim and Eva Gertrude (Yates) Clemens. On Jan. 28, 1939, she was married to Loran D. Jenkins, to which union five sons and one daughter were born.  Alveretta was preceded in death by her husband Loran on July 21, 1991, both parents, three brothers Bill, John D. and Tom, infant twin brothers Lawrence and Leonard, and four sisters Eva Jane Kissner, Nina Kitrell, Mary Kensinger and Sammie MacKenzie. She is survived by five sons Sherman Jenkins, California, Marlin Jenkins, Florida, David Jenkins, Wildwood, Robert Jenkins, Squires, Darrell Jenkins, Ark., and daughter Elizabeth Young of Blackburn. She was also survived by twelve grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; sisters Ann Dana, Utah, Nancy Olivares, Calif., and Amanda Bryant, Bolivar. In-laws include Basil Jenkins, Ozark, Dorothy Clemens, Springfield, Mary Lou Ball, Branson, and many neices and nephews.  Funeral services were held October 6 at Barnes Family Funeral Home in Ava. Burial followed in Jenkins Cemetery in Goodhope. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2003

 

Jenkins, Andy c1855 - 6 May 1927 CCR 12 May 1927 p1

[Note: MO DC says age about 72, all other info unknown]

Andy Jenkins died Friday, May 6th, aged 72 years. Burial was in Payne cemetery with services at the grave. Klepper Undertaking Co, was in charge.

 

Jenkins, Audrey (Heinze) 30 Oct 1912 - 29 Jul 1998  CCH-N 5 Aug 1998

[Note: Daughter of Richard & Hillivie Julia (Espelin) Heinze; married 28 May 1938 James Irven “Jimps” Jenkins 26 Apr 1916 - 12 Nov 2002]

Audrey Heinze Jenkins, age 85, of Sparta, died Wednesday, July 29, 1998 in Cox Medical Center, South. She was born October 30, 1912 in Ancon, Canal Zone, Panama, and was the daughter of Richard and Julia (Espelin) Heinze. She graduated from Central High School in Springfield, and attended Draughon's Business College. On May 28, 1938 she and James Irven Jenkins were married at Christ Episcopal Church in Springfield by Dr. Sears Riepma. Mrs. Jenkins was a member of the Sparta Christian Church, and had been a long time member of the Sparta Extension Club and Eastern Star. Survivors include: Her husband, James I. "Jimps" Jenkins; four children and their spouses, Julia and Charles Himes, James R. and Land Jenkins, and John D. and Lynnette Jenkins, all of Sparta, and JoAnne and Bill Sterling, Auburndale, Florida; eleven grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Ted Heinze. Funeral services were Saturday, August 1, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Ray Cartwright officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jenkins Scholarship Fund, in care of the Citizens Bank of Sparta.

 

Jenkins, Bertha Mae (Sanders) 20 Dec 1894 - 5 Jul 1980 OH 10 Jul 1980 p9

[Note: married 7 Apr 1912 Charley Blackbuen Jenkins 21 Apr 1891 - 6 Oct 1973]

Services for Mrs. Bertha M. Jenkins, 85, Ozark, were held Tuesday in Harris Chapel with Gale Hartley officiating. Burial was in Old Boston Cemetery near Oldfield. Mrs. Jenkins died Saturday in Cox Medical Center, after a long illness. A resident of Douglas and Christian Counties for most of her life, she lived in Chadwick from 1938 until February, 1973, when she moved to Ozark, She was a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Survivors include three sons, Verna, Oldfield, Loran, Ava and Basil, Sparta; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Lou Ball, Branson; 13 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren.

 

Jenkins, Calvin Dean 19 Jan 1940 - 9 Jul 2008 SN-L 11 Jul 2008 & AdamsFH & CCH-N 16 Jul 2008

[Note: Son of T.V. & Hilda (Gastineau) Jenkins; married Patty]

Calvin "Dean" Jenkins, age 68, of Highlandville, passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2008. He was born January 19, 1940, in Good Hope, the son of T.V. and Hilda (Gastineau) Jenkins. Dean graduated from Parkview High School. He had retired from Yellow Freight as a truck driver. He was a current member of SMOWK, a racing organization for the Children’s Miracle Network. He was a member of Nixa First Assembly of God. Survivors include his mother, Hilda Jenkins; three sons, Vance Jenkins and wife, Heather, Nixa, Scottie Jenkins and wife, Amy, Springfield and Eric Jenkins and Amanda, Nixa; six grandchildren, Dakota, Mason, Madison, Caden, Collen and Norah; the mother of his children, Patty Jenkins, Nixa; a brother, Chester Jenkins, Rogersville; a sister, Carol Edwards, Springfield; and a niece and nephews. Dean was preceded in death by his father. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

 

Jenkins, Charley Blackburn 21 Apr 1891 - 6 Oct 1973  OH 11 Oct 1973 p6

[Note: Son of John Dee & Hannah Elizabeth (Shipman) Jenkins; married 7 May 1912 Bertha Mae Sanders 20 Dec 1894 - 5 Jul 1980]

Charley B. Jenkins, 82, Ozark died at 9:20 a.m. last Saturday in Cox Medical Center, Springfield. He was a resident of Douglas and Christian Counties most of his life and worked as a sawmill operator. He is survived by his wife, Bertha; three sons, Verna ,Caufield, Loran, Ava; Basil, Sparta; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Lou Ball, Branson; one brother, William, Ava; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Archer, Yakima, Wash.; 13 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Harris Chapel with Bill Nichols sending final remarks. Burial was in Old Boston Cemetery, near Oldfield, under the direction of Harris of Ozark.

AND

Jenkins, Charley B. 21 Apr 1891 - 6 Oct 1973  OH 18 Oct 1973 p8

We would like to thank all our friends and neighbors, for the flowers, food and all acts of kindness shown us during the death of our loved ones.  C. B. JENKINS FAMILY

 

Jenkins, Eda Faye (Harnden) 18 Jul 1914 - 28 Jan 1989 OH 9 Feb 1989

[Note: Daughter of John Daniel & Mabel Rockwell (Dougherty) Harnden; married 10 Apr 1938 Warden Dee Jenkins 5 Oct 1909 - 19 Nov 1993]

Eda Faye Jenkins, 74, of Ava, died at 6:24 a.m. Jan. 28 at Springfield Community Hospital. Graveside services for Mrs. Jenkins were held Jan. 31 at Denney Cemetery, with the Rev. Tom Johnson officiating. Burial was under the direction of Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava. Mrs. Jenkins was born July 18, 1914 to John Daniel and Mabel Rockwell (Dougherty) Harnden. She was married to Warden Dee Jenkins April 10, 1938. Mrs. Jenkins was preceded in death by one sister and by two children. Her survivors include her husband, Warden Dee; two sons, James Warden Jenkins, Ava, and David Lynn Jenkins, Virginia Beach, Virginia; three daughters, Eva Sue Berry, Ozark, Judy Kay Haden, Ava, and Karla Jane Roller, Sparta; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Nellie Norman and Freda Jenkins, Ava, and Lucille Stewart, Kent, Washington; and four brothers, Glenn Harnden, Ava, Ray Harnden, St. Louis, Roy Harnden, Medford, Oregon, and Howard Harnden, Rogersville.

 

Jenkins, Edith (Hooton) 29 Feb 1905 - 28 May 1982 OH 3 Jun 1982 p10

[Note: Daughter of James W. & Emma Rhoda (Jackson) Hooton; married Eldon Jenkins]

Services for Edith Jenkins, 76, Mount Vernon, were held May 31 in Mount Vernon, First Baptist Church with the Rev. A. B. Christian officiating. Burial was in Mount Vernon IOOF Cemetery under the direction of Max L. Fossett Funeral Home. Mrs. Jenkins died May 28 in the Missouri State Chest Hospital after a long illness. A native of Stone County, she was a member of Mount Vernon First Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Eldon; two sons, Donald, Yukon, Okla., and Harold, Kansas City, Kan.; a sister, Mrs. Elva Tennis, Mount Vernon; a brother, Ernest Hooton, Clever; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews

 

Jenkins, Eleanor (Halton) 10 Oct 1860 - 24 Mar 1928 CCR 29 Mar 1928 p1

[Note: married Irven W. Jenkins 6 Feb 1862 - 2 Jul 1934]

Mrs. Eleanor Jenkins, wife of I. W. Jenkins, died at their home in Sparta on March 24th, aged 57 years. The funeral services were held on March 26th at 2 o’clock in the Mt. Comfort church, 10 miles north of Springfield, by Rev. Ladd, with burial in the Mt. Comfort cemetery, under the direction of T. B. Chaffin.

 

Jenkins, Ella Mae (Holmes) 30 Mar 1917 - 15 Nov 1958         CCR 20 Nov 1958 p8

[Note: Daughter of Will & Alice (Burks) Holmes; married Ray W. Jenkins 16 Apr 1909 - 18 Sep 1987]

Funeral services for Mrs. Ella  Mae Jenkins, 41 who died Nov. 15 at her home near Fordland, were held at Petelo Baptist Church, with Rev. Harry Collison and Rev. Paul Bellinger officiating, Burial was in Petelo Cemetery under direction of Kelly-Ferrell& Bergman of Fordland. Survivors include her husband, Ray Jenkins; five son, Donald Lee and Billy Jenkins of Springfield, and Jimmy Darrell and Tommy of the home; four daughters, Mrs. Peggy Fitzpatrick of Springfield and Alberta, Janice and Teresa Jenkins of the home; one brother, Otis Burks of Springfield; one sister, Mrs. Thelma Minor of Sacramento, Calif; and two grandsons.

 

Jenkins, Emma (Curtis) 14 Feb 1898 - 30 May 1964  CCR 4 Jun 1964 p1

[Note: married Martin L. Jenkins; spelling from tombstone 31 May 1892 - 26 Jul 1958]

Mrs. Emmer Jenkins, 66, who had been making her home with a granddaughter, Mrs. Melvin Maggard, of Springfield, died there at 3:20 a.m. Saturday. She was a longtime resident of the Oakland community south of Chadwick. She was a member of the Oakwood Missionary Baptist Church and is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Wilma Procter and Mrs. Mae Gullett, both of Springfield, and Mrs. Lina Della Whitaker, state of Tennessee; a brother, Haskell Curtis, state of Tennessee; one half-sister. and two half-brothers; 11 other grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday in Chadwick Union Church with the Rev. Charley Shipman officiating. Burial was in Chadwick Cemetery with Harris of Ozark directing.

 

Jenkins, Emma R. (Erwin) 18 Feb 1915 - 25 Jan 1988  OH 28 Jan 1988

[Note: married Don Jenkins]

Emma Jenkins, 72, of Springfield, died Monday in Maranatha Manor after a long illness. Services for Mrs. Jenkins were held Wednesday in the Pitts Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Bob Daniels officiating. Burial was in Slagle Cemetery, south of Bolivar. A longtime resident of Greene County, Mrs. Jenkins and her husband; Don, owned and operated the Jenkins Trucking Company in Greene County for 35 years. They served as dealers and distributors for agricultural products. She was a member of the High Street Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Don; three sisters, Mrs. Pauline Brown, Nixa, Mrs. Iva Gilmore, Halfway, and Mrs. Doris Gallaway, Raytown; and six brothers, Wilbert Erwin, Fair Play, Wilburn, Daril, and James Erwin, all of Halfway, Eugene Erwin, of the state of California, and Donald Ray Erwin, Odessa. Memorial contributions may be made to the local lung association.

 

Jenkins, Fluella Hassey (Brown) 25 Oct 1894 - 20 Apr 1951 CCR 26 Apr 1951

[Note: Daughter of  Art & Mary (Bess) Brown; married Joseph W. Jenkins 11 Aug 1890 - 12 Apr 1976]

Mrs. Joe W. Jenkins, 56, former resident of Chadwick, died at her home in Springfield last Friday, April 20. She had lived in Springfield since leaving Christian county in 1943. she was a member of the Pentecostal church. Survivors include her husband, four daughters and two sons of Springfield, another daughter in Hawaii, her mother in Tennessee, three sisters, six brothers and 13 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday at the Union Church of Chadwick with Charlie Shipman in charge. Burial was in Chadwick Cemetery.

 

Jenkins, George Nelson 10 Oct 1918 - 9 Jun 2008 SN-L 12 Jun 2008

[Note: Son of James Lewis & Olive Florence (Nelson) Jenkins; married 10 Nov 1945 Mary Lou Boicourt  9 Apr 1918 - 26 Nov 1984]

George Nelson Jenkins, 89, Republic, passed away at 12:25 p.m. Monday, June 9, 2008, in his home. He was born October 10, 1918, in Marshfield, Mo., the son of James Lewis and Olive Florence (Nelson) Jenkins. George served his country in the Army Air Force during World War II and was a member of the American Legion Post #676. His principal occupation was truck driver for Missouri Pacific Railroad. He was known as a "Jack of all Trades” being engaged in farming, carpentry, and a handyman for anyone that would ask for his assistance. He had lived in this area for several years and was a member of the Clever First Christian Church. George was united in marriage to Mary Lou Boicourt on November 10, 1945, in St. Louis. They were blessed with three children. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou, November 26, 1984; a grandson, Lance; his parents; a brother, Edward; and a sister, Emily. His survivors include three children and their spouses, Nancy and John Wylie, Springfield, Susie and Ronald Gold, Billings and Jerald and Penny Jenkins, Republic; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, John Jenkins, Springfield and Charlie Jenkins and wife, Beverly, Mt. Vernon; a sister, Becky Riley, Brookline; other relatives and many friends. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 14, 2008, in Marionville IOOF Cemetery under direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Military Honors will be presented by the Veterans Memorial Team. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church, Clever. Online condolences may be placed at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.

 

Jenkins, Gerald Lee 14 Jul 1917 - 27 Jan 1924 CCR 1 Feb 1924 p1

[Note: Son of  James Lafayette "Fate" & Alma (Hanks) Jenkins]

A death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fate Jenkins of Sparta, Mo. January 27, 1924 and took away their little six-year-old son, Gerald Lee. Gerald was kind and true and was loved by all who knew him. He leaves father, mother, little sister and a host of relatives and friends to mourn his death. He will be greatly missed by all, especially his two best friends, his father and mother, whom he loved so much. It is hard to give Gerald up but we can’t always have our will. Through our tears and sorrow, it gives us comfort to think that he is spending his life on the other shore with grandfather, and all that are prepared when the judgment day comes shall meet him and the others that have gone on before on the other side where tears are never shed and no sad departings are ever made. So through our sorrows we will have to let God have his wasy as he knows best.  His cousin, Edna Warren

 

Jenkins, Grace (Lee) OH 17 May 1984 p8

[Note: Daughter of James H. & Etta (Douglas) Lee; married 17 Aug 1915 CCM Harvey L. Jenkins 5 Apr 1893 - 27 Jul 1964]

Services for Grace Jenkins, 88, Sparta, were held May 16 in Harris Chapel, Ozark with the Rev. Ray Cartwright officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery. Mrs. Jenkins died May 15 at her home after a long illness. A lifelong resident of the Sparta community, she was a member of the Sparta Christian Church. Surviving are one son, James. Sr., Sparta; three daughters, Mrs. Florence Hays and Mrs. June Barrett, both of Springdale, Ark. and Mrs. Virginia Kissee, Sparta; 14 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. Contributions may go to Sparta Christian Church Building Fund in care of Citizens’ bank.

 

Jenkins, Harvey L. 5 Apr 1893 - 27 Jul 1964    CCR 30 Jul 1964 p1

[Note: Son of  Irven W. & Malinda Evelyn  (Allen) Jenkins; married  17 Aug 1915 Grace Lee 1 Aug 1895 - 13 May 1984]

Harvey L. Jenkins, 71, a cashier in the Citizens Bank of Sparta from its founding in 1919 until his retirement in 1963, died early Monday at his home here. A native of the Mount Comfort community north of Springfield, he had been a Sparta resident since a small child. He was a member of the Sparta Christian Church. Survivors are his wife, Grace; a son, James, Sparta; three daughters, Mrs. June Barrett and Mrs. Florence Hayes, both of Springdale, Ark. and Mrs. Virginia Kissee, Sparta; two sisters, Mrs. Dona Wise and Mrs. Georgia Hale, both of Sparta; 14 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Harris Chapel at Ozark. The Rev. Faust Matthews officiated and burial was in Sparta Cemetery.

 

Jenkins, Helen L. (Little) 24 Jul 1926 - 9 May 2002 SN-L 10 May 2002

[Note : Daughter of Onia & Alma (Washam) Little; married 10 Dec 1943 John Jenkins]

Helen L. Jenkins, 75, Clever, died at 3 a.m. Thursday, May 9, 2002 in her home in Clever. She was born July 24, 1926 in Clever, to Onis A. and Alma (Washam) Little and graduated from the Clever High School. She was united in marriage to John Jenkins on December 10, 1943. They lived in Aurora 45 years where she worked 20 years as an advertising proofreader for MWM Color Press. They moved to Clever in 1994. Mrs. Jenkins was a member of the Aurora United Methodist Church and of the Gideons International. Her parents preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, John; two daughters and their spouses, Janice and Gary Stallcup, Lincoln, Neb., and Joanne and Bill Fitzgerald, Clever; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a brother, Joe Little, Clever. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2002 in Meadors Funeral Home, Clever, with Rev. James Lee officiating. Burial will be in Wise Hill Cemetery. The Clever chapel will be open at 11 a.m. Friday, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. The casket will be closed following visitation. Memorials may be made to Community Hospice of America or Gideons, Intl.  Springfield News-Leader, May 10, 2002.

 

Jenkins, Irven W. 6 Feb 1862 - 2 Jul 1934 CCR 5 Jul 1934 p1

[Note: Son of Wesley & Mary (Alexander) Jenkins; married 18 Oct 1882 Malinda Evelyn Allen 17 Mar 1860 - 17 Apr 1920; spelling in obit differs from census, tombstone and other records]

Irwin W. Jenkins was born in Greene county on Feb. 6, 1862, and died July 2, 1934, aged 72 years , 4 months and 26 days. He was married to Malinda Evelyn Allen on Oct. 18, 1882. To this union 12 children were born, seven of whom survive. They are Lloyd D., Joseph I., Harvey J., Mrs. Eloda McFadden, Georgia Hale, Dona Wise and Anna Stevens. All were present at the funeral services which were conducted Wednesday, July 4, at 2:30 p.m. in the Sparta Baptist church with Rev. Ross Carter officiating, with burial in the Sparta cemetery under the direction of Otto Rathbun and T.B. Chaffin.

 

Jenkins, Iva (Bowman) 31 Mar 1916 - 2 Nov 1990 OH 8 Nov 1990

[Note: Daughter of  William & Nancy B. (  ) Bowman; married Vernie A. Jenkins 9 Sep 1913 - Sep 1980]

Iva Jenkins, 74, Oldfield, died Friday morning, Nov. 2, 1990 in her home. She was born March 31, 1916 in Dunewig to William and Nancy Bowman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernie A. Jenkins, on Sept. 17, 1980. She is survived by two sons, Charles and Loy, both of Ava; a daughter, Joyce Ackerman Squires; 12 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held Monday in Old Boston Cemetery, Oldfield, under the direction of Harris Colonial Chapel, Ozark.

 

Jenkins, Jacqueline N. “Jackie“ (Lenore) 25 Mar 1937 - 15 Apr 2005 SN-L 17 Apr 2005

[Note: Daughter of Clarence & Rennie (  ) Lenore; married 1955 Isaac J. Jenkins]

Jacqueline Jenkins, 68, was called home by her Master on Friday, April 15, 2005, at 11:18 a.m. "Jackie", as she was known by her family and friends, was a kidney dialysis patient for 18 years. Jackie was born March 25, 1937, in Springfield, Mo. She was the youngest of three children. Jackie was educated in the Springfield Public School System and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1955. In 1955, she was united in marriage to Isaac J. Jenkins, and to this union was born two sons, Isaac and Theodore, and two daughters, Claudette and Suzanne. Jackie, on several occasions, held the position of Commander for the D.A.V. Women's Aux., Orlan E. Smith Memorial Chapter #11. Jackie enjoyed life and people to the fullest. She was preceded in death by one son, Isaac Jenkins III; one brother, Dan Lenore; one sister, Eleanor Marley; and parents, Clarence and Rennie Lenore. In addition to her husband of 51 years, Isaac J. Jenkins, she leaves to cherish her memory: her daughters, Claudette Jenkins, Suzanne (Shavers) Hawkins; her son, Theodore Jenkins; her grandchildren, Patricia and Dwight Plaster, Springfield, Jarrod and Holly Jenkins, Springfield, Stephen Ebbs, Joplin, Aiesa Jenkins, Springfield, and Christine Cracker, Atlanta, Ga.; one great-grandson, Joshua Plaster; beloved friend, Joetta Freeman; and a host of brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and great friends. Visitation is tonight from 6 to 7 p.m. with services on Monday, April 18, at 11 a.m. in Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home. Interment will be in Weaver Cemetery in Ozark, Mo. Re-Pass will follow at 2525 E. Division. Services will be officiated by Pastor James Robberson of Bethel Baptist Church. Memorial contributions can be made to Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 528 E. Dale St., Springfield, MO 65803. Springfield News-Leader, April 17, 2005.

 

Jenkins, James Irven “Jimps” 26 Apr 1916 - 12 Nov 2002 SN-L 15 Nov 2002

[Note: Son of Harvey L. & Etta Grace (Lee) Jenkins; married 28 May 1938 Audrey Heinze 30 Oct 1912 - 29 Jul 1998]

James I. “Jimps” Jenkins, age 86, of Sparta, passed away Tuesday, November 12, 2002 in Cox South. He was born April 26, 1916, the son of Harvey and Grace (Lee) Jenkins. On May 28, 1938, he and Audrey Heinze were married. Mr. Jenkins was currently serving as Chairman Emeritus of Citizens Bank of Sparta where he had been employed for 60 years. He took pride in his community and was involved in many Sparta projects throughout his life. He was a member of Sparta Christian Church and also a member of Sparta Masonic Lodge #296 A.F. & A.M. He enjoyed wood crafting, gardening and fishing whenever possible. Survivors include four children, Julia Himes and husband Charles, James R. Jenkins and wife Lana, John D. Jenkins and wife Lynnette, all of Sparta, and JoAnne Sterling and husband Bill, Auburndale, Florida; 11 grandchildren, Daniel and Sarah Jenkins, Andrew, Mark and Grant Jenkins, Emily Sterling, Tracy Todd, Tamara Goetz, Tana Jordan, Teresa Hale, and Tiffany Holstine; 21 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Virginia Kissee, Sparta, June Barrett and Florence Hays, both of Springdale, Arkansas; a special friend, Fae Harvill; other relatives; and a host of friends. His wife, Audrey, passed away in 1998 after 60 years of marriage. His parents and a brother, Roger Jenkins, also preceded him in death. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Ray Cartwright and Rev. John Hyde officiating. Burial will be in Sparta Cemetery. A Masonic Service will be presented at 6 p.m. Friday with visitation following until 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jenkins Scholarship Fund, c/o Citizens Bank of Sparta. Springfield News-Leader, November 15. 2002.

 

Jenkins, James Lafayette "Fate" 23 Oct 1890 - 8 Aug 1931 CCR 13 Aug 1931 p1

[Note: Son of Irven W. & Malinda Evelyn (Allen) Jenkins; married 25 Aug 1915 CCM Alma Ethel Hanks 29 Sep 1890 - 11 Mar 1928]

Lafayette Jenkins died at his home in Sparta Saturday, Aug. 8, 1931, aged 42 years. He is survived by two small daughters, father, two brothers and two sisters, besides other relatives. Funeral services were held Sunday, Aug. 9, 1931, at 3:30 p.m. in the Baptist church at Sparta by Rev. Swadley with burial in the Sparta cemetery under direction of T.B. Chaffin.

 

Jenkins, James Lewis 19 Dec 1879 - 11 Feb 1948 CCR 19 Feb 1948

[Note: Son of James Lewis & Sarah June (  ) Jenkins; married 1 Feb 1910 Olive Nelson]

James Lewis Jenkins was born in Marshfield Mo., December 19, 1879, and died at his home in Brown’s Springs February 11, 1948, at the age of 68 years, one month and 23 days. He was the son of James Lewis and Sara June Jenkins. His sister, Ella Jenkins Wilson, preceded him in death just last week. On February 1, 1910, Mr. Jenkins was married to Olive Nelson of Marshfield. To this union were born two daughters, Mrs. Emile McIntosh of St. Louis and Rebecca of the home; four sons, Edward of Verona, George of Browns’ Springs, John of Clever and Charles of the home; all of whom with their mother survive. A half-brother, Ewin C. Winslow of Memphis, Tennessee; seven grandchildren and many other relatives and friends are left to mourn his passing. He was a member of the Bradfield Presbyterian church. He came to Stone county 24 years ago and was associated in the canning business with his brother-in-law, Roy Nelson. “I cannot say and I will not say, That he is dead, he is just away; With a cheery smile and a wave of the hand. He has wondered into unknown land. Think of him faring on as dear, In the love of There, as the love of Here, Think of him still as the same, I say, He is not dead, he is just away”—Riley. The funeral was conducted Sunday, February 15, by the Rev. G. Fred Gilbert of Marionville at the Bradfield Presbyterian church. Burial was in the Marionville cemetery with the Maples Funeral Home of Clever in charge.

 

Jenkins, Jesse 20 Sep 1856 - 21 Jan 1938 CCR 27 Jan 1938 p6

[Note: married 1880 Clay County MO Laura N. Cravens 6 Jun 1860 - 31 Dec 1919; MO DC says “divorced from Rosa Ball‘]

Jesse Jenkins was born Sept. 20, 1856, in Ohio, and died Jan. 21, 1938, aged 81 years, four months and one day. He came to Missouri in 1874. He was married to Laura Cravens in 1880 in Clay County. She passed away Dec. 31, 1919. To this union four children were born one son, Leigh, who died at the age of 16, and three daughters, Elsie Burkhart, Nora Reuter and Maude Lowe, all of Chadwick. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He united with the Christian Church early in life. Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 22, at the Union church in Chadwick, with Rev. Harold Day officiating. burial was made in the Chadwick cemetery under the direction of the John Harris Undertaking Company of Chadwick.

 

Jenkins, Joetta Jane (Isbell) 15 Oct 1941 - 16 Nov 2001  CCH-N 28 Nov 2001

[Note: Daughter of Preston & Ferne (McDaniel) Isbell; married Kenny Allen Jenkins]

Joetta Jane Jenkins, 60, of Sparta, died Nov. 16, 2001, in Ozark Nursing and Care Center. She was born Oct. 15, 1941, the daughter of Preston and Ferne (McDaniel) Isbell. Her father preceded her in death. Joetta was an LPN and a nursing home administrator. Survivors include: Her mother, Ferne Isbell, Sparta; two sons, Kenneth Jenkins, and Keith Jenkins and his wife Debrah, all of Sparta; three grandchildren, Kelsey Jenkins, Bradley Jenkins, and Nicole Jenkins; a sister, Becky Pennington, Sparta; uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Nov. 19 at Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. John Hyde officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.

 

Jenkins, Joseph Ervin 1888 - 4 Aug 1947 CCR 21 Aug 1947 p1

[Note: Son of  Irven W. & Malinda Evelyn  (Allen) Jenkins; married Grace]

Joseph Ervin Jenkins, 58, onetime resident of Sparta, Mo., died suddenly on Aug. 4 at Lakin, Kansas. Mr. Jenkins was enroute to his home at Kansas City after a five-week vacation tour of the western states, and he suffered a fatal stroke while repairing a tire. He is survived by his wife, Grace, a daughter, and two sons, three sisters, Mrs. George Smith of Sparta and Mrs. Dona Wise and Mrs. Anna Stevens of Springfield, and by two brothers, L.D. and H.L. Jenkins of Sparta. A deaf mute, Mr. Jenkins graduated from the Missouri School for the Deaf at Fulton, Mo., where he learned the cabinet maker’s trade. He lived in Kansas City for many years where he engaged in carpenter work. Burial was in Memorial Cemetery at Kansas City.

 

Jenkins, Joseph W. 11 Aug 1890 - 12 Apr 1976 OH 15 Apr 1976 p4

[Note: married Fluella Hassey Brown 25 Oct 1894 - 20 Apr 1951]

OZARK - Joseph W. Jenkins, 87, Chadwick, died at 3 a.m. Monday in Cox Medical Center, Springfield, after a short illness. A native of Tennessee, he came to Oklahoma with his family in 1915 and moved to Chadwick in 1923, coming in a covered wagon. Later, he spent several years in Springfield, where he was employed at Producers Produce. After living for a time in Kirbyville, he returned to Chadwick. Mr. Jenkins was a retired farmer. Surviving are two sons, Gene of the home and J. A. of Route 1, Springfield; five daughters, Mrs. Irene Gullett and Mrs. Martha Walker, both of Chadwick, Mrs. Edna Royal, Springfield, Mrs. Nora Burrows, Cleveland, Ohio and Mrs. Estalee Moses, Oahu, Hawaii; two sisters, Mrs. Betty Mace, Rolla and Mrs. Nora Keyton, Kirbyville; 24 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and nine great great grandchildren. Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Chadwick Union Church with the Rev. Charley Shipman officiating. Burial was in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Harris of Ozark.

 

Jenkins, Kenneth Preston 14 May 1962 - 28 Jul 2003

[Note: Son of Kenny Allen & Joetta Jane (Isbell) Jenkins]

Kenneth Preston Jenkins, 41, Sparta, died July 28, 2003, in St. John's Regional Health Center. He was born May 14, 1962.  Jenkins graduated from Sparta High School and was an auto mechanic. He loved to fish, hunt, collect antiques, and enjoyed playing softball.  Survivors include his father, Kenny Jenkins and wife Jalana; a daughter, Kelsey Jo Jenkins; a brother, Keith "Bub" Jenkins and his wife Debrah; a grandmother, Ferne Isbell; step-grand parents, Charles and Wilma Fish; a niece and nephew, Nicole and Bradley Jenkins; an aunt, Becky Pennington, all of Sparta; cousins, Jonna and Clay Loveland, David and Karla Hyde, and Mike and Paula Hyde; other relatives; and many good friends.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Joetta Jane Jenkins; and grandfather, Preston Isbell.  Services were at 10:30 a.m. July 30 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. John Hyde officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2003

 

Jenkins, Lloyd Dwight 19 Jun 1883 - 8 May 1949 CCR 12 May 1949

[Note: Son of  Irven W. & Malinda Evelyn  (Allen) Jenkins; married Rebecca Nix 2 Feb 1887 - 28 Aug 1971]

Funeral services for Lloyd D. Jenkins, 65, who died at 3:30 a.m. Sunday at his home near Sparta, were held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the Sparta high school auditorium with the Rev. Warren Davenport officiating. Burial was at Spring Hill cemetery south of Rogersville under direction of Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. A prominent farmer and stockman, Mr. Jenkins had lived most of his life near Sparta. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rebecca Jenkins; five daughters, Mrs. G.E. Luttrell, Mrs. Merle Wilson and Mrs. Mary Ray, all of Bellflower, Calif., Mrs. Mildred Phillips, Sparta, and Miss Pauline Jenkins, Portland, Ore; two sons, Ralph Jenkins of St. Louis and Ray Jenkins, Rogersville; a brother, H.L. Jenkins, Sparta; three sisters, Mrs. George Smith, Sparta, Mrs. Dona Wise and Mrs. Anna Stevens, both of Springfield; and 28 grandchildren.

 

Jenkins, Lucinda (Adams) 24 Aug 1851 - 26 Jan 1930 CCR 30 Jul 1930

[Note: Daughter of Steve & Hannah (Jenkins) Adams; no tombstone in Sparta Cemetery, but there is one in Pembina; no record in Chaffin records]

Mrs. Lucinda Jenkins died at her home two miles northeast of Sparta on Jan. 26 at the age of 78 years. She leaves five sons and two daughters, besides other relatives and friends to mourn her departure. Funeral services were held Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. at the Church of Christ in Sparta by Rev. Anderson with burial in the Sparta cemetery under the direction of T.B. Chaffin.

 

Jenkins, Mina (Wade) Towe 21 Jan 1916 - 28 Mar 2009 SN-L 31 Mar 2009

[Note: Daughter of Johnnie & Francis ( ) Wade; married ? Towe; married Elbert Jenkins]

Mina Jenkins passed away Saturday, March 28, 2009, in Ozark, Mo. She was born in Plato, Mo., on January 21, 1916. Her parents were Johnnie and Francis Wade. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert Jenkins; and eight brothers and sisters. Survivors include her three sons, Herbert Towe and his wife, Patty of Tacoma, Wash., Wayne Towe and his wife, Donna of Ozark, Mo., and Wendall Towe and his wife, Alice of Nixa, Mo.; two cousins, Irene Peterson of Houston, Mo., and Henry McCoy and his wife, Mildred of Lynchburg, Mo.; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 31, 2009, from 6 to 8 p.m., in Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home at Rivermonte, 4500 S. Lone Pine, Springfield, Mo. Burial will be in Mountain View Memorial Park and Funeral Home in Tacoma, Wash. Online condolences may be made at www.klinger-cope.com.

 

Jenkins, Missouri Tennessee “Zude” (Wright) 23 Apr 1878 - 11 Jun 1848 CCR 17 Jun 1948

[Note: Daughter of Thomas & Francis Angeline (Byrd) Wright; married Henry H. Jenkins 8 Aug 1871 - 24 Mar 1962]

Mrs. Henry Jenkins, age 72 years, died at her home in Hurley, Mo., Friday night of a lingering illness. She was born and spent her life in Stone County. She is survived by her husband, Henry, and 12 children; seven sons and five daughters: Ernest of Ponce de Leon, Mo., Sam of Hollydale, Calif., Loren of Ventura, Calif., Hershel of Wentzville, Mo., George of Pomona, Calif., Kirby of Springfield, Heridan of Omaha, Neb.; Mrs. Ethel Anderson and Mrs. Flossie White of Crane, Mrs. Mary Fugitt of Springfield, Mrs. Martha Bush of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Ruby Weatherman of Toole, Utah; two sisters and one brother; Mrs. Sarah Burton and Mrs. Ettie Burton of Billings and John Wright of Crane, Mo., 25 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Wrights Chapel church conducted by Rev. Frank Eaton with burial in the church cemetery under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Jenkins, Tina F. (?) Weeks 1887 - 3 Apr 1977 OH 7 Apr 1977 p8

[Note: married ? Weeks; married John I. Jenkins]

BUFFALO - Services for Mrs. Tina F. Jenkins, 89, Oldfield, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Benton Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Erwin Harris officiating. The body will be sent to Denver, Colo. for graveside services Friday in Fairmont Cemetery. Arrangements are under direction of Cantrell of Buffalo. Mrs. Jenkins died at 10:28 a.m. Monday at Park Central Hospital, Springfield after a three-week illness. She was a former resident of Dallas County and a member of the Denton Branch Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, John I.; two sons, John O. Weeks, Hutchison, Kan, and Kyle L. Weeks, Garden Grove, Calif.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Norma Rider, Portersville, Calif. and Mrs. Ruth Dunning, Freeport, Me.; a step-son, Conrad Jenkins, Walton, Calif.; two grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

 

Jenkins, Marie (Pogue) Wilson Swearengin 8 Dec 1914 – 30 Oct 1997  CCH-N 5 Nov 1997

[Note: Daughter of Huston Daniel & Retta Lucille (Cornelison) Pogue; married Orville Wilson; married 16 Aug 1938 Donald Earl Swearengin 24 Jul 1911 - 23 Dec 1956; married 16 Mar 1959 Ray Jenkins 16 Apr 1909 - 18 Sep 1987]

Marie Jenkins, 82, of Fordland, died Thursday Oct. 30, 1997 at 7:25 p.m. in Cox Medical Center South. Marie was born on Dec. 8, 1914 at Ava to Huston Daniel Pogue and Retta Lucille Cornelison Pogue. She was a cook at the Fordland Cafe for 30 years and was baptised of the Baptist faith. Marie was married to Donald Swearengin and he proceeded her in death in 1955, she was also preceded in death by her husband Ray Jenkins in 1987. Surviving are two sons Clifford Wilson of Fordland, J.D. Swearengin and wife Wanda of Ozark, five step sons Don Jenkins of Kansas City, Bill Jenkins of Nixa, Jim Jenkins of Fordland, Tom Jenkins of Seymour, and Dorrell Jenkins of Marshfield, four step daughters Peggy Fitzpatrick of Forsyth, Alberts Daniels of Fordland, Janice Schofield of Wisconsin, and Teresa Layton of Houston, Tex.; one brother and his wife Carl and Maxine Pogue of Fordland; two sisters, Della Yates of Ozark, and Dorothy Bowers and husband Si of Fordland; seven grandchildren, 24 step-grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and several step great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, a host of friends and relatives and special neighbors. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, 1997 in the Preston-Marsh Funeral Home, Rogersville, with burial in the Union Chapel Cemetery, Fordland. Visitation will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

Jenkins, Martin L. 31 May 1892 - 26 Jul 1958  CCR 31 Jul 1958 p5

[Note: Son of James & Susanna (Keylon) Jenkins; married Emma Curtis 14 Feb 1898 - 30 May 1964]

Funeral services for Martin L. Jenkins, 66, of Chadwick who died July 26 in a Springfield hospital were held Monday, July 28 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chadwick Union Church, with Rev. Charles Shipman officiating. Burial was in Chadwick Cemetery under direction of Harris Funeral Home of Clever. A native of Tennessee, Mr. Jenkins had been a resident of Chadwick since 1923. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Emma Jenkins; three daughters, Mrs.. Wilma Proctor and Mrs. Mar Gullet, both of Springfield and Mrs. Lina Gullett of Chadwick; three sisters, Mrs. Nora Keylon of Kirbyville, Mrs. Louise Schenks of St. James and Mrs. Betty Mace of Waynesville; two brothers, Joe Jenkins of Kirbyville and Archie Jenkins of Hill Point, Wisc, 12 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

 

Jenkins, Mertie May (McKnight) 17 Mar 1895 - 13 May 1992 NN-E 20 May 1992

[Note: Daughter of Dan & Celrinda (  ) McKnight; married 29 Nov 1914 Thomas R. Jenkins]

Mertie May Jenkins, 97, Ozark, died at 1:50 a.m. Wednesday, May 13 at Ozark Nursing and Care Center. She was born March 17, 1895, in Harlan, Ky., the daughter of Dan and Celrinda McKnight. She was married to Thomas R. Jenkins on Nov. 29, 1914, in Roy. She was preceded in death by her husband, four brothers and four sisters. She is survived by two sisters, Condie McKnight, Roy, and Verdie Horner, Ava; a daughter, Elsie Haden, Ozark; a grandson, Dale Haden, and his wife, Lava, Ozark; three great-granddaughters; and four great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held Friday, May 15 at Ava Cemetery under the direction of Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, with the Rev. Tom Johnson, Ava General Baptist Church, officiating.

 

Jenkins, Minnie L. (Wright) 15 May 1882 - 27 Dec 1940 CCR 2 Jan 1941 p1

[Note: Daughter of Thomas & ? (?) Wright; married J. T. Jenkins]

Minnie L. Jenkins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wright was born in Stone county, Mo., May 15, 1882, and departed this life on Dec. 27, 1940 at the age of 58 years, seven months and 12 days. She was married to J.T. Jenkins Nov. 4, 1900, and to this union were born two daughters. One daughter, Ruby Lee, died in infancy. She professed faith in Christ 35 years ago and united with the Christian Union church at Wright’s Chapel where she was a member at the time of her death. Those who survive are her husband, J.T. Jenkins, and one daughter, Mrs. Alta King, six grandchildren, Mrs. Louise Wilson, Fern, Gynith, Golda Bell, Gladys and Betty King, and four sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Bird of Joplin, Mrs. H.H. Jenkins, Mrs. Sarah Burton and Mrs. Etta Burton, all of Billings, Rt. 1, and one brother, John Wright of Marionville, other relatives and a host of friends to mourn her departure. Funeral services were held at 1:30 Saturday in the Wright’s Chapel conducted by Rev. Loyd Bowling of Crane, with burial in the cemetery there under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Jenkins, Ralph “Rastus” 8 May 1909 - 19 Oct 1982 OH 28 Oct 1982 pB8

[Note: married Delita]

Services for Ralph “Rastus” Jenkins, 73, a lifelong resident of Oldfield, were held Oct. 22 at Clinkingbeard Chapel in Ava with Jack Thomas officiating. Burial was in Jenkins Cemetery. Mr. Jenkins died Oct. 19 in his home after a long illness. He was a farmer and dairyman. Survivors include his wife, Delita; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Jenkins, Rebecca (Nix) 2 Feb 1887 - 28 Aug 1971 CCR 3 Sep 1971 p8

[Note: Daughter of William R. & Mary E. (Abbott) Nix; married Lloyd Dwight Jenkins 19 Jun 1883 - 8 May 1949]

Funeral services for Mrs. Rebecca Jenkins, 84, a former resident of Sparta, will be at 2 p.m. today in the Harris Chapel at Ozark with the Rev. Warren Davenport officiating. Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery. Mrs. Jenkins, who moved from Sparta in 1965 to Downey, Calif. died Saturday in Downey. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Opal Luttrull, Sparta, Mrs. Merel Gregory, Buena Park, Calif., Mrs. Mary Ray, Bellflower, Calif., Mrs. Mildred Phillips, Seymour, and Mrs. Pauline Morrison, Oregon City, Ore; two sons, Ralph Jenkins of Piedmont and Ray Jenkins of Fordland; one sister, Mrs. Birdie Baty, Fordland; and 32 grandchildren, 65 great grandchildren and one great, great grandchildren.

 

Jenkins, Reta "Pauline"  (Richardson) 20 Jul 1918 - 13 May 2006 SN-L 16 May 2006

[Note: Daughter of Arthur & Lois (Jenkins) Richardson; married 25 Dec 1938  Lester Vernon Jenkins]

Reta "Pauline" Jenkins, daughter of Arthur and Lois Jenkins Richards, was born July 20, 1918, near Rome, Missouri, and she departed this life Saturday, May 13, 2006, in Overland Park Regional Medical Center in Overland Park, Kansas, at the age of eighty-seven years, nine months, and twenty three days. She was united in marriage to Lester Vernon Jenkins December 25, 1938, and to this union one daughter was born. Lester preceded her in death December 14, 2002; she was also preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Marshall and Bill Richards. She was a longtime resident of the Ava area moving to Seymour in l996 and then to Shawnee, Kansas, to be near her daughter three years ago. She was a member of the Lighthouse Pentecostal Church in Seymour and a member of the Roy Quilting Club near Ava. She was retired from Fasco Industries in Ozark, Mo. She is survived by her daughter and husband, Beverly Sue and Jim Wetherton, Lenexa, Kan.; a granddaughter and husband, DeRecia and Eric Wade, Olathe, Kan.; three great-grandsons, Jimmie Burt, Jordan, and Josh "Chopper" Wade, Olathe, Kan.; a foster daughter, Mary Lou Hendricks, Fairview, Okla.; a foster son, Finnis "Skip" Berry, Ava, Mo.; four foster grandsons, Jackie, Allen, Curtis, and Gary Hendricks, Fairview, Okla..; a sister, Helen Dobbins, Ava, Mo.; two brothers and their wives, Jack and Irene Richards and Dick and Pauline Richards, all of Ava, Mo.; a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives and many friends. Visitation will be 1 t o2 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2006, in Holman-Howe Funeral Home in Seymour with graveside services at 2:45 p.m. in Mt. Tabor Ce

 

James, Francis O. 4 May 1909 - 29 Mar 2006 SN-L 30 Mar 2006

[Note: married 22 Feb 1941 Ethel Marie Newberry 17 Jun 1922 - 27 Aug 2003]

Francis O. James, 96, Billings, died at 2 a.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2006, in Christian Health Care, Republic. He was born May 4, 1909, in Richland, Missouri. He was united in marriage to Ethel Marie Newberry on February 22, 1941. Mr. James was a member of the Richland First Baptist Church, retired from the Frisco Railroad, and he loved to fish and garden. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel, August 27, 2003; his parents; two brothers; and two sisters. He is survived by a daughter and her husband, Carolyn and Joe Boatright, Republic; two grandchildren and their spouses, David and Dana Boatright, Billings, and Bobbie Jo and Denny Blankenship, Marionville; two great grandchildren, Hollie Jo and Dennis Blankenship; other relatives and many friends. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 31, 2006, in Wade Chapel Cemetery, Republic, with Rev. Bert Miller officiating, under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, in the funeral home.

 

James, Henry Newt 20 Feb 1882 - 13 Sep 1960 CCR 22 Sep 1960 p5

[Note: Son of Adam Francis & Mary Francis (Watts) James; married Florence Nelson 7 Mar 1894 - 14 Apr 1966]

Funeral services for Henry Newt James, 72, who died Sept. 13, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Chaffin Funeral Home at Ozark with Rev. Harold Mayes officiating. Burial was in the Highlandville Cemetery under direction of Chaffin. Mr. James was a member of the Sparta Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Florence James; four daughters, Mrs. Sammy Lane Jones, Mrs. Hope Hubbard, Mrs. Georgia Harbor and Mrs. Madge Miller; four sisters, Mrs. Bertha Snider, Mrs. Ann Snider, Mrs. Dove Shipman and Mrs. Effie Rogers and 16 grandchildren.

 

James, Hubert Marion 1918 - 10 Jan 2010 SN-L 12 Jan 2010

[Note: married Elsie]

Hubert Marion James, 91, Ozark, formerly of Springfield, died Sunday evening. He was born in Ozark County, Mo., and he had been an area Springfield resident for many years. Hubert was a carpenter, painter, and minister. He loved to have his eight grandsons help him with his jobs when they became old enough to use a hammer and paint brush. Hubert was a longtime member of Kansas Expressway Church of Christ and the Living Word Choir. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie, after 72 years of marriage; one daughter, Lavonna Mincks; his parents; and three sisters. He is survived by one brother; three children, Leila Parker and husband Dan; Carl and wife Linda; Lorinda Haefling and husband Steve; a son-in-law, Murle Mincks; eight grandsons; one step-granddaughter; five great-granddaughters; one great-grandson; two step-great-grandsons; two great-great-granddaughters; one great-great-grandson; and numerous nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be Thursday, in Greenlawn Funeral Home North at 1 p.m. with burial to follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Ozark Riverview Manor landscaping fund or Fair Haven Children's home.

 

James, Jean Robert 5 Jan 1926 - 3 May 1945  CCR 17 May 1945 p1

[Note: Son of  Henry Newt & Florence (Nelson) James]

Jean Robert James was born Jan. 5, 1926, at Ozark, Mo. and passed away Thursday, May 3, 1945, at the age of 19 in the Bruns General Hospital, Santa Fe, New Mexico, as the result of wounds received in action in France while serving with the quartermaster corps. Pfc. James had been in the Army one year at the time of his death. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Newt James of Highlandville, one brother and four sisters. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 12, at 12:30 o’clock in the Highlandville school building with burial in the National Cemetery in Springfield, under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home. Military services were conducted at the grave by O’Reilly Hospital servicemen.

 

James, Leona 1931 - 7 Jun 1982 OH 17 Jun 1982 p10

[Note: no SSDI record found]

Services for Leona James, 50, Kimberling City, were held June 10 in Stumpffs Funeral Chapel in Reeds Spring. Burial was in Yocum Pond Cemetery in Reeds Spring. Miss James died June 7 in her home after along illness. She was a lifelong resident of Stone and Christian Counties and a member of the Pentecostal church.  Survivors include four brothers, Burl, Reeds Spring, Rex, Kimberling City, Lester, Broken Bow, Okla. and Ronnie, Reeds Spring; and five sisters, Frances DeLong and Viola Pogue, both of Kansas City, Juanita White, Reeds Spring, Ethel Davis, Kimberling City, and Eva James, Reeds Spring.

 

James, Lillian (?) Manley Clary 17 Oct 1892 - 20 Dec 1979 OH 27 Dec 1979 p8

[Note: married ? Manley; married Odie Clary  3 Feb 1889 - 8 Jun 1953; married ? James; buried under name Clary]

Services for Mrs. Lillian James, 87, Sparta, were held last Friday at Harris Chapel in Ozark with Doin Pitchford officiating. Burial was in Bruner Cemetery. Mrs. James died of natural causes, Thursday at St.. John’s Regional Health Center. A native of Protem, Mrs. James had lived in Sparta since 1962. She was a member of Sparta Church of Christ. Survivors include a son, Maig Manley, Harrison, Ark. and a grandson.

 

James, Luther, Judge 1861 - Mar 1930 CCR 20 Mar 1930

Fray, who was sentenced to electric chair, hangs self --Judge, who was discussing case, dies of heart failure -- Fray was well known here.

Tragedy began and tragedy ended the episode in which Charles Fray, formerly of this city and well known here, has figured in Oklahoman. While on a jealous rampage, Fray murdered two former wives and had been sentenced to the electric chair as payment for the crime he committed. This week more tragedy was injected into the case when Fray, despairing of leniency, hanged himself in his cell with a bed sheet and the judge who had sentenced him dropped dead of heart failure while discussing the case in his court room. The following dispatch taken from the papers late last week and under a Tulsa dateline tells the story: TULSA, March 13 -- A judge who sentenced a prisoner to die and the prisoner who defeated the sentence by hanging himself in his death cell were together Thursday in death. Charles Fray, convicted of murdering his second wife, Lucille, hanged himself Wednesday with a bed sheet in the room where he awaited a march to the electric chair. Later, Judge Luther James, senior member of the Tulsa county district court, who fixed Fray’s penalty, was discussing the prisoner’s suicide with a group of men in his office. Suddenly he clutched his breast and fell forward, dead. Physicians said the jurist, who was 68 years old and was known here as the “nemesis of criminals” died of heart disease.

 

James, Martha (Wray) OH 17 May 1979 p1

Martha James Quits after 41 Years “I’m leaving While I’m Still Wanted”, By Eldena Bilyeu

Mrs. Martha James sat in her Developmental Reading Room at Ozark High School, talking of her retirement and reminiscing about the past 41 years she had been teaching. Her smile came easy and often as she looked through pictures of her students. “I want to leave while I’m still wanted,” she said. “There is an old saying that if you give a teacher a dollar, she will spend half of it on something beautiful but impractical. I’m going to buy flowers and help my husband Carl plant them in the year and do all those things I’ve never had time for,” she added. They live on McCracken Road in the house where she was born. Their son, Richard, lives with his family in Fairfax, Va. Elder Ephraim Wray, Mrs. James’ great grandfather, was the first pastor of the Baptist church in Ozark. Her grandfather, W. J. Wray, was also a minister and her grandmother Wray was a teacher. Her father, John Wray, owned a hardware store in town, while her mother, Bessie, taught in the Ozark school system. Mrs. Wray also taught at the School of the Ozarks the year it opened. “Much emphasis was placed on learning in our home, and my parents through I was hopeless.” remembered Mrs. James, “I had long, stringy hair and was the ugliest child you would ever see. I hated school and cried every day. The only thing I learned the first two years of school was “The Little Red Hen.” Finally, at the end of another tutoring session, my exasperated mother discovered I was seeing double. The next day, I had a pair of glasses and things began to get better. I think this is the reason I went into learning disabilities in 1964. I understand I had a problem too. There usually is a reason for a child not learning. Mrs. James has seen a complete circle in clothing styles, teaching techniques and attitudes. “We really are returning to basics in many ways.” She feels the single most important influence is the child’s life in a home. The home sets the pattern, and then the teacher can build on it and enhance it. She said she was grateful to the 1938 board members, D. C. Leonard and Ralph Hartley, along with Supt, Chester Parker for taking a chance on her. She wanted to thank Clyde McConnell for putting up with her and asking her to return on three occasions when she had to leave. She appreciated the present faculty for making her feel needed. She also wanted to thank the parents for tolerating her mistakes over the years and, of course, thanks to the students who’ve made it worthwhile. As teachers and students popped in and out, exchanging pleasantries, it was obvious that this was not an ordinary room. More than math and reading problems have been solved here, because this was not an ordinary lady. Mrs. James has taught our children well over the years. The community wants for her the best in her retirement and thanks her for the challenge she has left us by her shining example.

Scholarship Being Formed

A scholarship fund honoring retiring teacher Martha James is being founded. The 1979 winner who can use the proceeds at the school of his or her choice, will be announced at the Senior Assembly at 9:30 a.m. May 22. Persons desiring to give to the fund may left at the Christian county National Ban or the Ozark Bank. Drury College or Southwest Missouri State University will match the total given, a spokesman for the fund said.

What They Think of Her . . .

From students, former students and administrators, here’s what they think of Martha James:  In 1948, Mrs. James was already aware that second graders read at different levels and there was a need for different reading groups.  Phyllis Hilton Morton, 1959 graduate.  The think that amazed us third graders was when Mrs. James would pull a stem out of her apple and split it down the middle with her thumbs. I still can’t do that.  Julie Major Ellison 1974 graduate.  Martha James was an excellent teacher, always willing to go that extra mile for her students,  Clyde McConnell, Former Ozark Superintendent.  My mother had to return to the school four times when they split up our room in the middle of the year. I thought my world had ended when they took me out of Mrs. James room. Myron Grubaugh 1974 graduate.  My parents and I appreciate very much the help you, along with Mr. Edwards, gave me when I first come to Ozark High School. You even had the patience to help me even though we had a lot of trouble understanding each other. Anyway, I thank you for everything and may God bless you.  Jack C. Archer 1979 graduate (Archer came to Ozark from Mexico, Central America)  Mrs. James went far beyond the call of duty on so many occasions. No one will ever know all the good things she has done for her students.  Nancy Kissee 1949 graduate.    My daughter Jenny would not have passed the first grade if Mrs. James had not brought her work to her when she had to miss 5 months of school due to illness.  Syble Major 1951 graduate  What can you say about a woman who can do just about anything. Everything from helping with math tests to helping us get out drivers license, to helping us get out of trouble with the office! What can we say but we love you and thank you.  Jane Hanks Sears 1949 graduate.  The faculty and I hate to see her leave. She is one of a kind. Mrs. James has truly made a valuable contribution over the years.  Jordan Needham, Supt. of Ozark School  Martha James is extra special. She is respected by adults for her outstanding teaching ability. Children give her the same respect because she is compassionate and aware of their needs.  Joe Major Former Board  member

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James, Martha (Wray) OH 24 May 1979 p16

Martha James Reception “It was Kind of Like a Reunion”

“It was Kind of like a reunion” . . . Mrs. Chlorene Hedgpeth And that’s the way it was for Mrs. Martha James, remedial specialist closing out 41 years of leaching, all but three in Ozark; a steady trail of well-wishers, mostly students of the past , , , or their parents . . . or both . . . dropped in last Thursday afternoon to reminisce and to wish her well. Some were present students. But the students would have the next day to drop in and eat cookies and drink punch. Thursday was such as Kim Nguyen went on to School of the Ozarks. She learned English from Mrs. James. And Valerie Bilyeu, a junior, whose mother, Mrs. Ron (Eldena) Bilyeu, did such a beautiful job writing the interview for the Headliner and quoting students both past and present, on Martha James the teacher and Martha James the person. “Val”, her mother said, “went to Mrs. James for help on her math. At first, she was embarrassed. Now, she’s proud to be known as one of her students.” Val was at the reception desk along with former students, Jenny Gregg and Julie Ellison and Syble (Mrs. Joe) Major. Naturally gracious, Mrs. James spent part of the afternoon moving about and conversing. And part of it at the memorabilia table, explaining items to guests. It was piled with yearbooks and scrapbooks and on the wall were photos and drawings of Mrs. James and posters expressing loving sentiment. the drawings from teacher Anne Lindsey’s art class, were by students working form photographs taken by Michelle Crain, not much bigger than the camera dangling from her neck. The posters were lettered by art students. Clyde Heldenbrand, the youngster left almost helpless by an accident almost a year ago, was there in a wheelchair, brought by his father, Clyde, Sr. It was only Clyde, Jr.’s second visit to the school since the crash that could have killed him. Neal Grubaugh was there telling that he was Mrs. James’ pupil when he was in the first grade. But before anyone could say that she certainly didn’t look her age, he admitted he was joking by about 10 years. And look her age, whatever it is, she certainly didn’t. Martha James could be called a radiant redhead except that it would embarrass her. “Mrs. Patty (Gary) McDaniel said, “She was like a second mama to me.” Mrs. James had some jokes of her own, like the one about the Ozark couple (who will be nameless here) who were high school sweethearts and spent a lot of time holding hands (in the old building) on the stairs between the upper and lower halls, :If a teacher was coming from upstairs, they would hold hands on the down. If they were coming form downstairs, they would hold hands on the up. That way, they could hide by holding up their other hand.” “I could blackmail half of the town of Ozark.” she joked. Although she had taught English to a Vietnamese, she doesn’t know Vietnamese language. That’s the best thing. “Vietnamese pupils who learn English from Vietnamese teachers who know English almost always go back to their own language. What will Mrs. James do in her retirement? Like most facing that, she will do things she has never had time to do. “I hope to walk to my own drumbeat instead of someone else’s.” If she listens to most retirees, she will probably be happiest doing what she’s always done - Martha James, you’ll see

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James, Martha (Wray) OH 31 May 1979 p2

Martha James Guest List Included 2 Californians

The following signed the Guest Book during the reception May 17 for Mrs. Martha James,. retiring after teaching here for 41 years. The guests were from as far away as California, with most form Ozark and surrounding area.  From Ozark: Judy Morissett, Martha Young, Paula Hopper, Dennis Miller, Jordan Needham, Vivien Whittington, Thelma Whittington, Valerie Bilyeu, Scott Mills, J. F. Dopp and Tracy Randall, Nancy Kissee, Karol Kissee, Julie Ellison, Rachel Minthorn, Joy Cotton, Letha Turner, Lois Simpson and Ryan, Gary Sorrells. Dennis Edwards, Helen Hawkins and Rayla, and Opal Gamel, Carolyn Mitchum, Frank Rathbun, Jan Cox, Joan Burns, Dana Long, Clyde and Verna McConnell, Susan Lemmon, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Davis, Nadine Farthing, Janet Johns, Dewey Day, Melvin Cole, and Keith Kissee, Mrs. Barry Harman, Ina Collins, Lora Ann Robertson, Rachel Robertson, Bonnie Crain, Molly Edwards, Twylla Glidewell, Esther Collins, Gertrude Roper, Mary Lee Campbell, Ruth M. Penner, and Patsy Hanks. Jane Sears, Muriel Hanks, Jeanette Doran, June Kaufman, Joe Major, Avalene Estes, John J. E. Weant, Jack and Jennie Farthing, Donna Grubaugh Turner, Mary Shelton Noon, Syble Major, and Sue Armstrong. Mr. and Mrs. John (Roberta) Pile, Clyde Heldenbrand, Jr. and Sr., Rita Meadows, Neal Grubaugh, Jean Needham, and Dana McDaniel, Kerwin Russell and Chlorene Hedgpeth, Michelle Crain, Shirley Heldenbrand, Eldene Bilyeu. Maxine Bilyeu, Clell and Lourea Johns, Larry D. Gamel, Jacob C. Archer, Sandy Tostes, Shirley Uhrig, John Grubaugh, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Grubaugh.  From Nixa - Paul Magers, Jenny Gregg and Geselle Bilyeu. Ted Nehrbass of Sparta. Betty Bennington and Imogene Parten of Springfield and Kim Nguyen of School of the Ozarks. Jim McCullah and Mary McCullah of Santa Ana, Calif., Faye Andrews of Billings, Joe Rozell of Garrison and Pa__ Rozell of Kansas City.

 

James, Mary Elsie (Thomas) 1918 - 17 Sep 2009 SN-L 20 Sep 2009

[Note: married Hubert James]

Mary Elsie (Thomas) James, 91, Ozark, formerly of Springfield, died Thursday morning, in Ozark Riverview Manor, after a long illness. She was born in Ozark County, Mo., and she had been an area Springfield resident for many years. Elsie was a homemaker who was known for her cooking abilities and making people feel welcome in her home. Elsie was a longtime member of Kansas Expressway Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Lavonna Mincks; her parents; two brothers; and five sisters. She is survived by her husband, Hubert; two brothers; one sister; and her three children, Leila Parker and husband, Dan, Carl and wife, Linda, and Lorinda Haefling and husband, Steve; a son-in-law, Murle Mincks; eight grandsons; one step-granddaughter; five great-granddaughters; one great-grandson; two step-great-grandsons; two great-great-granddaughters; one great-great-grandson; and numerous nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be Monday, in Greenlawn Funeral Home North, at 1 p.m., with burial to follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday afternoon, from 3 to 5 p.m., in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Seasons Hospice or Ozark Riverview Manor, for the landscaping fund.

 

James, Whit W. 1 Jan 1883 - 19 Jan 1929 CCR 24 Jan 1929 p1

[Note: Son of C. A. & Sarah E. (Ourns) James; mother’s maiden name hard to read on MO DC - spells his first name Wint]

According to daily papers Monday, a very serious shooting affray took place at Protem in the southeastern part of Taney county last Saturday night when Whit W. James, a merchant of the little inland town was shot by one of four local boys with whom he had had some words regarding a small account for gasoline. Mr. Adams (SIC) was taken to Springfield where he died in a hospital Monday. Forty or fifty shots were distributed over his body, mostly in the face, neck and abdomen. The youth who took part on the affray are now lodged in the Taney county jail. Mr. James was unmarried and was a member of several Masonic bodies. He was well and favorably known to several Ozark citizens.

 

James, William Luther 15 Oct 1910 - 27 Sep 1977  OH 6 Oct 1977 p5

[Note: married Elleen]

OZARK - Graveside services for William Luther James, 66, Burbank, Calif. were at 1:30 p.m. in Vaughan Cemetery southeast of here with the Rev, Jack Koehler officiating. Burial was under direction of Adams. Mr. James whose wife Elleen is a former Ozark resident died Wednesday in Burbank, Calif, hospital after a short illness.

 

Janes, Ada Irene 1880 - 27 Aug 1967  CCR 31 Aug 1967 p1

Mrs. Ada Irene Janes, 87, a lifetime resident of Billings, died at 5:35 p.m. Sunday in Burge-Protestant Hospital in Springfield. Mrs. Janes had been a resident the past year of the Cox Nursing Home in Republic. She was a member of the Billings Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, Roy S. Janes, Mt. Vernon, and George H. Janes, Springfield; three grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Billings Baptist Church, with the Rev. Loyd Wilson officiating, Burial was in Kerr Cemetery.

 

Janes, Anna T. 1911 - 20 Feb 1971 CCR 25 Feb 1971 p4

[Note: Daughter of ? & Nancy L. Janes]

Miss Anna T. Janes, 59, of Aurora died at 2 a.m. Saturday in Cox Medical Center, Springfield, after a short illness. Miss Janes was a former Billings resident and was a member of Aurora Baptist Church. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Clara Rohlman and Mrs. Jack Henson, both of Billings and Mrs. Lee Ekhoff, Milwaukee, Wis.; and two brothers, Wyves, Marionville and Leslie, Nevada. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Cantrell Chapel at Billings, with the Revs. Bill Springer and Walter Smart officiating. Burial was in Kerr Cemetery.

 

Janes, Nancy L. 1879 - 1 Mar 1969 CCR 6 Mar 1969 p8

Mrs. Nancy L. Janes, 89, of Route 2, Billings, died Saturday afternoon in the Lawrence County Nursing Home, Mt. Vernon where she had lived the past year. Mrs. Janes, a native of Lawrence County, is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Jack Hanson and Mrs. Clara Rohlman, both of Billings, Mrs. Lee Ekhoff, Milwaukee, Wis. and Miss Anna Janes, Aurora; two sons, Wyres, Marionville and Leslie. Mt. Vernon; 16 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Cantrell Chapel in Billings with the Revs. Walter Smart and Bill Springer officiating. Burial was in Kerr Cemetery northwest of Billings.

 

Janes, Robert Kerr 24 Jan 1883 - 3 Dec 1955  CCR 22 Dec 1955 p4

[Note: Son of Charles & Esther B. (  ) Janes]

Funeral services for Robert K.  Janes, 72, a native of the Billings community, who died at his home at Independence, Mo. December 3, were held December 6 at the Curtis Chapel west of Billings, with Rev. R. W. Forbis officiating. Burial was in Kerr Cemetery under direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Billings. Mr. Janes moved to Laquey, Mo., from Billings in 1932 and had resided in Independence for the past eight years.  He is survived by one son, Robert K. Janes, Jr. and one daughter, Mrs. Esther McGowan, both of the home; one step-daughter, one step-son, 15 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

 

Janeway, Paul E. 13 Jan 1913 – 19 Jul 2000  CCH-N 26 Jul 2000

[Note: Son of Enoch E. & Harriett R. (McCulley) Janeway; married Dorothy]

Paul E. Janeway, age 87, Ozark, passed away July 19, 2000 in Ozark Riverview Manor. He was retired from Lockheed Aircraft, CA, and KKRD television station in Wichita, KS. Paul Janeway was born on January 13, 1913 in Glenco, OK, the son of Enoch E. and Harriett R. McCulley Janeway. Mr. Janeway served his country during World War II as a Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the VFW in Ozark. Preceding him in death were his parents and his wife Dorothy.  Survivors include, two sons, Ron Janeway and his wife, Sheila, Ozark, and Bob Huff and his wife Shirley, Hays, KS; a daughter, Donn Boyd, St. Petersburg, FL; eight grandchildren; and sixteen great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held Saturday, July 22, 2000 at Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Wichita, KS. Local arraignments were under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Jansen, Paul Henry 14 Nov 1928 - 20 Dec 2005 SN-L 22 Dec 2005

[Note: Son of Ben & Christine (Brockmeyer) Jansen; marred 17 Jan 1953 Juanita Faye Brantley]

Paul H. Jansen, 77, Rogersville, passed away at 9:35 a.m. Tuesday, December 20, 2005. He was with his family, in his home where he wanted to be. Paul Henry Jansen was born on November 14, 1928, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, the son of the late Ben and Christine (Brockmeyer) Jansen. Paul spent his childhood on the family farm where he developed a passion for hunting, fishing, gardening and working with horses. He left home at age 21 to join the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged after peacetime service. Paul then married Juanita Faye Brantley in Caruthersville, Missouri on January 17, 1953. They were to celebrate their 53rd wedding anniversary next month. After retiring from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in 1987 with 35 years of service, Paul returned to all the things he enjoyed as a child. He often said that he didn't know when he ever had time for work. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Raymond, Herman and Martin Jansen. Paul enjoyed many things in life, especially his close family and friends. He brought a smile to everyone's face with his jovial personality. Paul treasured the friends he made at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Logan-Rogersville Booster Club and the Rogersville Saddle Club. Paul was also a proud, lifelong Democrat! Dad, we know there must be horses in heaven, and we're happy that you're back in the saddle again. We love you, and will miss you everyday. He is survived by his wife, Juanita; a daughter, Toni Bass and husband Scott, Rogersville; a son, Kevin Jansen and wife Jami, Wise, Va.; four grandchildren, Zachary Paul and Kaitlin Jansen, Parker and Preston Bass; two brothers, Leon Jansen and wife Bernice, Cape Girardeau; George Jansen and wife Louise, Chaffee; three sisters, Lucille Klipfel, Cape Girardeau; Irene Klueppel and husband Joe, Benton; Corina Berkbigler and husband Lee, Jackson; two sisters-in-law, Rita Jansen and Mary Jane Ford, Kelso. The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Robert Carolla and the staff at Community Hospices of America (especially Nurse Bonnie) for their wisdom and kindness throughout Paul's illness. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, December 23, 2005, in St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Ozark, under direction of J.D. Lee and Sons Funeral Home, Rogersville. Burial will follow in Weaver Cemetery, Ozark. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. today with a short prayer service beginning at 5:30 p.m. before the service, in the funeral home. Online condolences may also be made at www.jdleeandsons.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospices of America, 1465 E. Primrose, Springfield, MO 65804 or the charity of your choice.

 

Janssen, Augusta 13 Mar 1919 - 10 Nov 2011 SN-L 13 Nov 2011

            Augusta Janssen, 92, Nixa. Arrangements: Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

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Janssen, Augusta 13 Mar 1919 - 10 Nov 2011 AdamsFH

            Augusta Janssen, age 92, of Nixa, passed away Thursday, November 10, 2011 in the home of her daughter. She was born March 13, 1919 in Retie, Belgium, the daughter of Frans and Carolina Janssen. Following the death of her husband, she took back her maiden name, as is the custom in Belgium. Among other survivors Augusta is survived by: two daughters, Carolina Kahl, Nixa, and Maria VanDingenen-Nuyts, Belgium; and twin sister, Leonie Janssen, Belgium. A wake will be 7:00 PM on Thursday, November 17 in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, followed by visitation until 8:00 PM. A funeral mass will be 10:00 AM Friday, November 18, in St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Nixa. As the service time approaches, please check this obituary for updates. 


Janssen, Wilma Jean (Cloud) 10 Jun 1926 - 23 Aug 2003 SN-L 26 Aug 2003

[Note: Daughter of Lenna & Charlie (  ) Cloud; married Tony Janssen]]

Wilma Jean Janssen passed away August 23, 2003 at age 77. Born in Ponce de Leon, Mo., she spent most of her life in California. Upon retiring from Hughes Aircraft she and her husband returned to Springfield in 1989. The daughter of Lenna and Charlie Cloud she is survived by her husband of 18 years, Tony Janssen; a daughter, Sherry Townzen of Mira Loma, CA; a son, David Shaputis of Vista, CA; four grandchildren, Tricia, Wendy, Keith, and Linda; and seven great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 28, 2003 in White Chapel Memorial Gardens under the direction of Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.

 

January, Marilyn (Monroe) 26 Oct 1949 - 9 Dec 1988 OH 15 Dec 1988

[Note: Daughter of ? & Eleanor (?) Monroe; married Frank January]

Marilyn January, 39, of Raymore, formerly of Ozark, died Dec. 9. Services for Mrs. January were held Dec. 13 at the Grandview United Methodist Church. Burial was in Raymore Cemetery. Born in Oswego, Kansas, Mrs. January had lived in Raymore since 1970. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Grandview. She was a clerk in personnel for Mayflower Contract Services. Mrs. January's survivors include her husband, Frank; three daughters, Cori Jones, Belton, Cari and Cristi, of the home; her mother, Eleanor Monroe, Oswego; two brothers, Bryan Monroe, Americus, Kansas, and Lynn Monroe, Spring Hill, Kansas; and two grandchildren, Billie and Cady Jones. Belton. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Clinical Oncology Endowment Fund of the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City.

 

Jaqua, Beulah Mae (Hawkins) 14 Feb 1890 - Nov 1964    CCR 19 Nov 1964 p1

[Note: Daughter of Walter C. & Sarah L. (Chastain) Hawkins; married Roy Hiram Jaqua  8 Nov 1882 - 12 May 1943]

Mrs. Beulah Mae Jaqua, 74, of Nixa, died Sunday morning in St. John’s Hospital at Springfield. She is survived by three sons, Charley, of Denver, Colo., Carl of Long Beach, Calif. and Eddie of Richmond, Va.; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Taylor, Nixa, Mrs. Mary Outlaw, McLean, Va., and Mrs. Anna Mae Smith, Fountain Valley, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Edith Glenn, Nixa; 15 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the First Baptist Church of Nixa, with the Rev. Kenneth Bandy and Fred Jackman officiating. Burial was in Glenn Cemetery under direction of Harris.

 

Jaqua, Charley H. 31 Mar 1912 - 26 Jan 1967   CCR 2 Feb  1967 p1

[Note: Son of Roy Hiram & Beulah Mae (Hawkins) Jaqua; married Nola Marie Estes  24 Sep 1912 - 24 Aug 2001 who married second Gerald Perry]

Charley H. Jaqua, 54, of Denver, Colo., died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Denver, He formerly lived in Nixa and Springfield and had resided in Denver the past six years. Mr. Jaqua was a member of the Nixa First Baptist Church. He operated a service station in Nixa and was with an oil company in Springfield before moving to Colorado. Surviving are his wife, Nola; a son, James R. of the home; two brothers, Carl of Long Beach, Calif., Eddy of Landover, Md. and three sisters, Mrs. Ruth Taylor, Nixa, Mrs. Mary Outlaw, McLean, Va., Mrs. Anna Mae Smith, Fountain Valley, Calif. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday in Harris Chapel in Nixa with Rev. Fred Jackson and Rev. Kenneth Bandy officiating. Burial was in Glenn Cemetery.

 

Jaqua, Linda Louise (Werts) 25 Sep 1948 – 23 Feb 2001 CCH-N 7 Mar 2001

[Note: Daughter of ? & Alice Marie (Schmidt) Werts; married 12 Aug 1967 James Roy “Jim” Jaqua]

Linda L. Jaqua, age 52, Nixa, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001 in her home. She was born Sept. 25, 1948 in Appleton, Wisc., and grew up in Aberdeen, S.D., and Denver, Colo. On Aug. 12, 1967 she and James Roy Jaqua were married at St. Francis DeSales Church, Denver. Linda worked for the Nixa School system in food service. Survivors include her husband. Jim; a daughter, Tammy Hartley and husband Eric; her mother. Alice Werts; and mother-in-law. Nola Perry, all of Nixa. A memorial service was held Feb. 26, 2001 in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Chaplain Jack Betts officiating. Burial followed in Glenn Cemetery south of Nixa. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care of St. John's.

 

Jaqua, Reba (Inmon) 24 Sep 1916 - 4 Oct 1989  OH 16 Nov 1989

[Note: Daughter of Edward & Sarah (  ) Inmon; married Carl R. Jaqua  8 Oct 1914 - 26 Feb 1994]

Reba Jaqua, 73, a homemaker, died at home on Oct. 4 in Westminster, Calif. She was a former Nixa resident, the daughter of Edward and Sarah Inmon. She is survived by her husband, Carl; and three daughters, Kay Seida, Long Beach, Calif., Karen Sheperd, Fairfield, Calif.; and Kathie Smith, Grant Pass, Ore; and five grandchildren. Services were Tuesday in Adams Funeral Home of Ozark with the Rev. Russell Heatherly officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.

 

Jaqua, Roy Hiram 8 Nov 1882 - 12 May 1943 CCR 20 May 1943 p5

[Note: Son of Ernest Putman & Mary B. (Keas) Jaqua; married 1908 Beulah May Hawkins 14 Feb 1890 - Nov 1964]

Funeral services for Roy Hiram Jaqua, 60, a resident of Nixa since 1908, who died May 12, were held last Friday in the Nixa Christian church, conducted by Rev. B. Frank West, with burial in Glenn cemetery under direction of the Maples Funeral Home of Nixa. Mr. Jaqua was widely known having been in business at Nixa for 27 years. He was married to Beulah May Hawkins in 1908. Survivors include his wife and six children, Mrs. Frank Taylor, Mrs. Earl Outlaw, and Eddie Jaqua, all of Nixa; Mrs. Bob Smith of Springfield; Charley and Carl Jaqua of Wilmington, Calif.; seven grandchildren; his father, E.P. Jaqua, and two brothers, Walter and Fred, of Aurora; two sisters, Mrs. Jessie Jenkins of Halltown and Mrs. Ethel Butcher of Springfield.

 

Jarboe, Leta Cloteen (McCarty) 3 Oct 1908 - 25 Dec 2004 SN-L 28 Dec 2004

[Note: Daughter of A.A. & Rachel (Hargis) McCarty; married 8 May 1932 Glenn W. Jarboe]

Leta Cloteen Jarboe, 96, Springfield, passed away on Saturday, December 25, 2004, at Mercy Villa. Leta was born on October 3, 1908, to the late A.A. and Rachel (Hargis) McCarty in Christian County. She was united in marriage on May 8, 1932, to Glenn W. Jarboe in Fordland. She graduated from nursing school in Kansas as a registered nurse and retired in the late 1960s from Springfield Baptist Hospital as the Director of Nurses. For years she and Glenn operated the service station/garage in Galloway across from the Lime Kilm. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 29, 2004, at 2 p.m. in the chapel at Thieme-Shadel-Hicks Funeral Service at Rivermonte. Burial will follow in Fordland Cemetery.

 

Jardine, William D. “Bill” 18 Mar 1926 - 2 Dec 1985 OH 12 Dec 1985 p14

[Note; married Irma]

Services for William D. “Bill” Jardine, 59, Manhattan, Kan., were held Dec. 4 in Cowan-Edwards-Yorgenson Funeral Home. Graveside services were held Dec. 6 in Hopedale Cemetery, Ozark, with Harold Mitchell officiating. Burial was under the direction of Harris Chapel. Mr. Jardine died Dec,. 2 in St. Mary Hospital following an apparent heart attack. A native of Scottsdale, Alberta, Canada, Mr. Jardine retired as personnel manager of the 3rd Region of Fort Riley, Kan. ROTC in 1981. He was a Word War II Army veteran and a graduate of Kansas State University. He was a member of the Church of Christ, Manhattan; the Elks Lodge and the Ogden American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Irma; two brothers, James, Seattle, Washington and Daniel, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

Jarecke, Adam Frank 9 Apr 1900 - 1 Jun 1975  OH 5 Jun 1975 p9

[Note: married Laura Velma Stouffer 23 Dec 1903 - 27 Apr 1977]

OZARK - Adam F. Jarecke, 75, Ozark died about 3:30 p.m. Sunday in his car near the Finley River about 2 miles west of here apparently after a heart attack. He moved to Ozark in 1934 from Fullerton, Neb. and operated a Texaco service station here several years before retiring. Mr. Jarecke was a native of Columbus, Neb. Survivors include his wife, Velma; three sons, Frank of Ozark, Wesley of Monett and Eldon of Springfield; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Ramsey of Ozark; a brother, Paul of Ozark; three sisters, Mrs. Jo Rathbun, Roselle, Ill., Mrs. Ann Sokol, Kansas City and Mrs. Lucille Rapp, Brownsville, Neb.; 10 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Services for Adam F. Jarecke, 75, Ozark were at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Harris Chapel here with the Rev. Harold Mayes officiating. Burial was in Linden Cemetery.

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Jarecke, Adam Frank 9 Apr 1900 - 1 Jun 1975  OH 12 Jun 1975 p11

We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to all who came to the home, gave gifts of time, food and flowers in our hour of sudden need; also to the Heart Fund. A special thank you to the Harris Funeral Home and to Rev. Harold Mayes.  The Adam Jarecke Family.

 

Jarecke, Amy May (Kennedy) 1 May 1913 - 8 Dec 1959 CCR 10 Dec 1959 p1

[Note: Daughter of Jim & Lula (Vaughan) Kennedy; married Paul Jarecke 23 Sep 1906 - 18 Dec 1997]

Funeral services for Mrs. Amy May Jarecke, 46, who died at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday at his home in Ozark, following a lengthy illness will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday in the Chaffin Funeral Chapel at Ozark, with Rev. Harold Mayes officiating. Burial will be in Ozark Cemetery. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Paul Jarecke, a son, Darrell Jarecke of Springfield; two daughters , Mrs.. Jo Anne Hawkins of Springfield and Miss Sherry Jarecke of the home; five grandchildren, her mother, Mrs. Ray Johnson of Belgrade, Neb. a sister, Mrs. Gladys Harder of Oregon and a half-sister, Mrs. Mary Shannefelt, address unavailable.

 

Jarecke, Dennis, Sr. 23 Mar 1950 - 25 Dec 2010 SN-L 2 Jan 2011 & CCH-N 5 Jan 2011

[Note: Son of Wesley Raymond & Bonna Dele (Polley) Jarecke; married Iris Joiner]

Dennis Jarecke Sr. passed away December 25, 2010 in his home in Lawson, Missouri. He died of a thrombosis of his left coronary artery. He was born in Lawrence, Kansas March 23, 1950 and was 60 years old. As a young boy, Dennis and his younger sister Diane were best friends and played together constantly, in Monett, but especially on their grandpa and grandma Polley's farm in Ozark. They played in the hay stack, in the barn, and ran through the corn fields chasing each other. Dennis also loved visiting his grandpa Jarecke at his Texaco gas station in Ozark and still has a love of Texaco memorabilia. Dennis' favorite novel was "To Kill A Mockingbird" and he truly felt he was Jem and Diane was Scout and they had lived that languid and tranquil life with each other as they grew. They talked about the book often and it brought them closer together as brother and sister. Dennis was raised up as a Christian but fell away from the church as a young man. One evening while living in Springfield he borrowed a large telescope and looked at God's glorious heavens. That very night caused a profound change in him and as he looked into the night sky he realized how much God loved him and how much he loved and worshiped God. He immediately put away his childish things, returned to church and began reading the Holy Bible and many religious books. He witnessed his beliefs to many people for the rest of his life and never had doubts or anger for the way his life worked out. His wife Iris had anger and doubts at times and Dennis was very loving and patient with her, telling her over and over how much God was with her and how God loved her. He encouraged her to read the Bible and talk to God and he gave her many books to read to encourage her faith. His patient goodness truly helped her to get back to the Bible and prayer. When his son Dennis moved in with Dennis and Iris, Dennis found a Christian school which helped his son know the Lord. Dennis had a brilliant mind and had many interests including astronomy, tree farming, planting wild life bundles and thousands of trees and bushes for wild life protection. He and Iris also loved hiking and camping at their pond on their land. He loved the country and when he was well he was out on the land 365 days a year regardless of weather. While in his early fifties he was diagnosed at KU medical center with a rare bone disease called Forestier's (DISH). According to his rheumatologist his disease is so rare that no research is being done. The only treatment was pain control. As his disease advanced, Dennis found it impossible to work in his profession, first as a poison center specialist at KU medical center and later as a pharmacist at various pharmacies north of Kansas City. Due to his Forestier's disease he finally had to retire as he no longer could stand more than a few minutes at a time. As his disease progressed his pain increased dramatically and he was no longer able to walk without crutches or walker on his beloved farm. Toward the end of his life, Dennis was inside most of the time, only leaving to go to his doctor or his pharmacy. When he was able he would go to a hardware store and walk the aisles, sitting down on his walker and reading brochures for equipment or just looking at things at a super-center. His curiosity and interests never left. He was a much loved husband who loved his wife and family very much and took care of Iris to the best of his ability. He will be missed by his family and friends. Survivors include his wife, Iris, of Lawson, Mo.; mother, Bonna Jarecke, of Ozark, Missouri; sister, Diane (Jim) Scott, of Ozark; son, Dennis (Susan), of Cleveland, Ohio; three grandchildren, Sara, Emily, and Kiera, of Cleveland; brothers-in-law, Jim (Georgia), of Youngsville, North Carolina and Merle Robert Joiner, of Chicago, Illinois; nieces, Marla (Dave) DeNicolais, of Youngsville, North Carolina, Alan (Donna) Joiner, of Hawaii Kera (Jason) Nadler, of Leawood, Kansas, and Alicia Scott, of Springfield, Missouri; and numerous other relatives in southwest Missouri. Visitation will be held in Excelsior Springs, Missouri in the Polley Funeral Home Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 1 p.m., with services at 2 p.m. Polley Funeral Home 816-630-3388 www.polleyfuneralhome.com

 

Jarecke , Gene ? - ? CCH-N 29 Mar 2006

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Jarecke, Peggy ( ) ? - ? CCH-N 29 Mar 2006

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Clinton, George Audrain 28 Oct 1923 - 2 Nov 2006   CCH-N 29 Mar 2006

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Clinton, Vivian (Farwell) ? - ? CCH-N 29 Mar 2006

            Gene and Peggy Jarecke (pictured left) and George and Vivian Clinton, all of Ozark, celebrated their 55th wedding anniversaries March 18 with their families. The couples were married in a double ring ceremony on March 17, 1951 at the First Baptist Church in Harrison, Ark. The Jareckes have a daughter, Debbie and son-in-law Rony Berbereia, along with two married grandsons, Nathan and Heather Berberia and Jeremy and Ashley Berbereia. The Clintons have two children, Joyce and Jim McGillen, and Dennis and LaDonna Clinton, as well as a grandson, Jared Clinton.


Jarecke, Jolene (Mooneyham) 23 Sep 1933 - 28 Sep 1988 OH 6 Oct 1988

Jolene Jarecke, 54, of Springfield, died Sept 28 in her home following a long illness. Graveside services for Mrs. Jarecke were held Saturday in the Wade Chapel Cemetery, Republic, with the Rev. Howard Smith officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Survivors include two sons, David, of Springfield, and Bill, of Huntsville, TX; three daughters, Patricia Wilson, Springfield, Janet Bassett, Ft. Leavenworth, KS, and Judy Strock, Oceanside, CA; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Jay Mooneyham, Republic, and Richard Mooneyham, Marionville; a sister, Betty Spencer, Billings; three half-sisters, Linda Brown, O’Fallon, IL, Elizabeth Brake and Sybil Ryan, both of Billings; her stepmother, Ellen Mooneyham, Republic; and two stepsisters, Martha Croxdale, Strafford, and Mary Collins, Freemont, IL. Contributions may be made to the Burrell Mental Health Center, Springfield.

 

Jarecke, Laura Velma (Stouffer) 23 Dec 1903 - 27 Apr 1977  OH 5 May 1977 p10

[Note: Daughter of ? & Mary (  ) Stouffer; married 12 Jun 1946 Adam Frank Jarecke  9 Apr 1900 - 1 Jun 1975]

OZARK - Services for Mrs. Velma Jarecke, 74, Ozark, were at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Harris Chapel here with Rev. Grady Cockerham officiating. Burial was in Linden Cemetery. Mrs. Jarecke died late Wednesday afternoon in St. Vincent Hospital in Monett after a long illness.

 

Jarecke, Robert Eldon 3 Dec 1928 - 21 Aug 2006 CCH-N 6 Sep 2006

[Note: Son of Adam Frank & Laura Velma (Stouffer) Jarecke; married Jolene Mooneyham 29 Sep 1933 - 28 Sep 1988; married Elizabeth E. “Betty“ d 2002]

            Robert Eldon Jarecke, US Army (retired), 77, of Sparta and Mohave Valley, Ariz., died Monday morning, Aug. 21, 2006 at his home in Mohave Valley with family and friends at his side after a long and valiant fight with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was born in Fullerton, Neb. On Dec. 3, 1928, to Laura Velma (Stouffer) and Adam Frank Jarecke. The Jarecke family moved from Nebraska to Ozark in 1934 where “Eldon” was raised and attended Ozark High School. His fondest memories of childhood were fishing with his dad and uncle Paul on Finley River. After high school, he had various jobs from delivering coal to pumping gas at his dad’s Texaco service station in Ozark. In 1952, “Eldon” joined the United States Army where he became a career soldier; achieved the grade of Staff Sergeant; and was known as “Bob”. He was a helicopter crew chief and mechanic. He fought in the Korean and Vietnam wars; was awarded several medals to include the Air Medal, Korean Service Medal and Vietnam Service Medal; and severed several non-combat tours of duty in posts and stations in the U.S. and overseas. He retired from active service in 1972 and returned to the greater Springfield area where he worked as a carpenter and painter. He and his wife loved to travel in their RV to visit family and friend throughout the country. In 1992, he and “Betty” took up the full-time RV lifestyle and became “snowbirds” in the winter. He was a 32nd degree Mason and was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7628 in Ozark. In 2002, he transferred his VFW membership to Post 404 in Mohave Valley where he was nicknamed “Oxygen Bob”:; volunteered his time; was the Post’s Senior Vice Commander; and was inducted into the Military Order of Cooties. He is survived by his children Judy J. (Frederick) Strock of Chandler, Ariz.; David E. Jareck of St. Paul, Minn.; Billy J. Jareck; his daughter, Patricia A. (Robert) Wilson of Springfield; his grandchildren Adam J. (Andrea) Strock, Andrew R. Strock and Amy M. Strock of Chandler, Ariz.; Benjamin R. Wilson of Minneapolis, Minn.; Laura L. Bassett and Joe R. Bassett of Whetstone, Ariz.; his brothers, Wesley R. (Bonna) Jareck and Frank E. “Gene” (Peggy) Jarecke of Ozark; and cousins, nieces and nephews. The mother of his children, Jolene Mooneyham Jarecke (d. 1988), his wife, Elizabeth E. Jarecke ( d. 2002), a daughter Janet L. Bassett (d. 1994) sister, Mary A. (Richard) Ramsey (d 1994) and parents predeceased him. Per his request, a service will be held at Linden Cemetery on a cool and sunny day in early spring in which his and his wife’s remains will be interred. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest that donations be made to the Veterans of Foreign Ward Post 404 (Building Fund), 10289 Barrackman Rd., Mohave Valley, Az. 86440; New Hope Hospice of Nevada, 3650 S. Pointe Circle, Ste. 112, Laughlin, NV 89029; or a charity of one’s choice. 


Jarecke, Wesley R. 16 Apr 1924 - 1 Dec 2008 SN-L 3 Dec 2008 & AdamsFH & CCH-N 10 Dec 2008

[Note: Son of Adam Frank & Laura Velma (Stouffer) Jarecke; married 12 Jun 1946 Bonna D. Polley]

Wesley R Jarecke, age 84, Ozark, died December 1, 2008. He was born April 16, 1924, in Fullerton, Nebraska, the son of Adam and Laura Velma (Stouffer) Jarecke. On June 12, 1946, he married Bonna D. Polley at Ozark, Missouri. Wesley served his country in the U. S. Army during WWII. After WWII he attended college at KU where he received his B.S. in Pharmacy. He later owned and operated Jarecke Pharmacy in Monett. He was active in his profession and was a member of the American College of Apothecaries. Wesley was a member of First Baptist Church Ozark. Survivors include: his wife, Bonna Jarecke, Ozark; a son, Dennis Wesley Jarecke, Sr. and wife Iris, Lawson, Misssouri; and a daughter, Diane Scott and husband Jim, Ozark; three grandchildren, Dennis Wesley Jarecke, Jr. and wife Susan, Cleveland, Alicia Scott, Ozark, and Kera Nadler and husband Jason, Seattle, Washington; two great grandchildren, Sara and Emily Jarecke, Cleveland; a brother, Frank Eugene Jarecke and wife Peggy, Ozark; a sister-in-law, Jerry Polley, Ozark; brother-in-law Richard Ramsey and wife Judy, Ozark; nieces and nephews, Brenda Kay Whisenant and husband Dan, Deborah Ann Berbereia and husband Tony, Michael Richard Ramsey and wife Pam, Judy Elaine Stock and husband Fred, David Eldon Jarecke, and Patricia Ann Wilson and husband Robert. Wesley was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Robert Eldon Jarecke; and a sister, Mary Alice Ramsey. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will follow in Highlandville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.

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Jarecke, Wesley Raymond            16 Apr 1924 - 1 Dec 2008 CCH-N 12 Jul 2006

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Jarecke, Bonna Dele (Polley) ? - ? CCH-N 12 Jul 2006

            Bonna Dele Polley and Wesley Raymond Jarecke were united in marriage June 12, 1946 in Ozark with Rev. Floyd Hanks officiating. A family celebration commemorating their 60th wedding anniversary was held in their honor in St. Louis. Attending were the couple’s two children and their spouses: Dennis Jarecke and wife Iris, and Diane Scott and husband Jim; their grandchildren and spouses and great-grandchild.

 

Jarrard, Edith B. (Keltner) 23 Nov 1907 - 20 Apr 1969 CCR 24 Apr 1969 p8

[Note: Daughter of James Claude & Une E. (Rice) Keltner : married Ernest C. Jarrard 10 Oct 1899 - 25 Jul 1973 ; brother‘s name should be Halbert - John Halbert Keltner 26 Oct 1895 - 27 Aug 1972]

Mrs. Edith B. Jarrard, 61, of Springfield died Sunday at Burge-Protestant Hospital after  a lingering illness. Mrs. Jarrard was a retired school teacher, having taught in the Spokane and Ozark communities. Mrs. Jarrard had been active in the floral exhibits at the Ozark Empire Fair. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge, the Sorosis Club and the Conjugo Club of Nixa. She also was a member of Central Christian Church. Surviving are her husband, Earnest of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Jo Ann Mace, Tulsa, Okla.; one son, John, Clinton, Tenn.; one stepson, Cecil, Corpus Christ, Tex.; one brother, Albert Keltner, Nixa; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Chapel of the Ozarks, The Rev. Michael McGinnis officiated with burial in Payne Cemetery at Nixa.

 

Jarrell, Clifford C. 1899 - 17 Oct 1963  CCR 24 Oct 1963

[Note: married Melda]

Clifford C. Jarrell, 64, of Ozark, died at 2:25 p.m. Thursday at Springfield Baptist Hospital after a short illness. A retired railroad conductor with Frisco, Mr. Jarrell was a former resident of Oklahoma City. He moved to Ozark in 1950. He was a member of Friend Masonic Lodge 352 of Ozark and the Ozark Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Melda; one son, Cliff, of Midwest City, Okla.; two grandsons; five brothers, Jim, Windsboro, Tex., Bill, Peoria, Ill., Don, Fort Smith, Ark., Glendon, Altus, Okla., and Louis, Lubbock, Tex.; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Triplett, Sayre, Okla., Mrs. Ella Bolton, Wichita, Falls, Tex., and Mrs. Nannie West, Childress, Tex. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Harris Chapel in Ozark with the Rev. James Robinson officiating. A second funeral was held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Capitol Hill Funeral Home in Oklahoma City. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Oklahoma City.

 

Jarrett, Terry Lee “To Jo” 22 Jul 1961 - 12 Oct 2007 SN-L 16 Oct 2007

[Note: Son of Dewey L. & Judy (  ) Jarrett; married Diane]

Terry "To Jo" Lee Jarrett, age 46, of Republic, Mo., passed away Friday, October 12, 2007, at his home in Republic. He was born July 22, 1961, in Springfield. This loving man was a devoted family man who served his country as this was his heart and priority. For many years Terry coached at the Boys and Girls Club as children were his heart, and Terry was loved in return. He is survived by his wife Diane Jarrett of the home; four daughters, Amy Powell of Springfield, Melissa Worthington of Springfield, Sarah Summers of Springfield, and Kelly Summers of Republic; his mother Judy and loving step-father Robert Corbin, of Clever; his father Dewey L. Jarrett of Springfield; one sister, Sherry Little and her husband, Robert, of Clever; one brother, Shane Corbin of Springfield; eight grandchildren, many other relatives and friends. Arrangements are being handled by Walnut Lawn Funeral Home LTD, 2001 W. Walnut Lawn St., Springfield, Mo., where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening, October 16, 2007. Funeral service will be in Walnut Lawn Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 17, 2007. Interment will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens in Springfield, with full military honors. An online memorial may be signed at www.walnut lawnfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospices of America.

 

Jarvis, Bertha G. (Mincks) 15 May 1919 - 11 Mar 2009 CCH-N 18 Mar 2009

[Note: Daughter of Lester & Eula (Smith) Mincks]

Bertha G. Jarvis, 89, of Nixa died March 11, 2009, after a long illness. She was born May 15, 1919, in Rogersville, the daughter of Lester and Eula Smith Mincks. Preceding her in death were her parents; one brother, Leonard Mincks; one sister, Rose Kirby; and a great-granddaughter, Harley Jo Davis. She is survived by two sons, Rick Jarvis and wife Geina of Nixa and Joe Jarvis of Boaz; a daughter, Teresa Pruitt and husband Walter of Kimberling City; six grandchildren, LeAnn Davis and Jeremy Davis of Cape Fair, Joe David Jarvis and wife Corina of Highlandville, Amber Jarvis of Capistrano, Calif., April Owens and husband Nathan of Clever, Cody Jarvis of Nixa and Bessie Preston and husband Jeff of Mulberry, Ark.; one stepgrandson, Shawn Pruitt of Reeds Spring; four great-grandchildren, Hayden Roberts of Springfield, Ella Jarvis and Payten Owens, both of Clever, and Keilei Jarvis of Highlandville; 11 siblings and their spouses, Chestine Ahart, Ruth and Dale Neal, Bill and Emma Mincks, Kenneth and Sue Mincks, Willard and Wanda Mincks, all of Bolivar, Leslie Mincks, Chesley Mincks, Loyd and Shirley Mincks, all of Cleveland, Boyd and Virginia Mincks of Fair Play, Jay and Marge Mincks of Flemington and Paul Mincks and wife Janice of the state of Texas; and a host of nieces and nephews. Services were at 10 a.m. March 16, at Greenlawn South Funeral Home, 441 W. Battlefield, Springfield, with burial following at White Oak Cemetery in Rogersville. Visitation was from 2 to 4 p.m. March 15, at the funeral home.

 

Jarvis, Mary Sue (Carroll) Parsley 18 Jun 1933 - 21 Jan 2012 SN-L 24 Jan 2012 & AdamsFH

[Note: Daughter of Raymond & Mary A. (Baird) Carroll]

            Mrs. Mary Sue Jarvis, age 78 of Springfield, passed away January 21, 2012. She was born June 18, 1933 in Springfield, the daughter of Raymond and Mary A. (Baird) Carroll. Survivors include: her children, Randy Parsley and wife Cheri, Springfield, Vicki Chamberlain, Ozark, and Cheri Molina, Pleasant Hope; six grandchildren, Abby Thurman and husband Jon, Hannah Parsley, Charles Hachtel and wife Alice, Amanda Wolfe and husband David, Lisa Gideon, and Justin Lawson; five great grandchildren, Chandler Thurman, Lane Hachtel, Cooper Wolfe, and Gracie and Bradley Gideon; a brother, Jerry Carroll and two sisters, Charlotte Arndt and Jackie Carroll; and long time companion Roscoe (Cotton) Linebaugh and family. Sue was preceded in death by her parents and step-mother, Mary Jo Carroll, a brother, Bill Carroll and a sister, Patricia Arthur. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, January 24 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Scott Watson officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Park Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation will be from noon to 2:00 pm immediately before the funeral on Tuesday.

 

Jarvis, Morris D. "Sonny" 28 May 1955 - 18 May 2005 SN-L 22 May 2005

[Note: Son of Dwight William "Bill" & Pauline (  ) Jarvis]

Sonny passed on to a greater life to walk with the Lord on May 18, 2005, at Cox South Hospital at 3 p.m. Sonny was born on May 28, 1955, to Dwight W. and Pauline Jarvis in Sedalia, Mo. Sonny grew up in the Springfield area. At the age of 16, he suffered a spinal cord injury during football practice for Glendale High School. After the accident he was left paralyzed from the chest down. Sonny graduated from Kickapoo High School in 1974 and then attended the University of Missouri for a couple of years. In 1976 Sonny went to work for Southwestern Bell Telephone in the Accounting Department. In 1981 Sonny began working as a dispatcher for the Greene County Sheriff's Department, under Sheriff John T. Pierpont. He retired in 1990 for health reasons. After retirement, Sonny spent most of his time as an Amateur Radio Operator where he made many friends all over the world. He was also a very active member of Army MARS. Sonny was an inspiration to all who knew him. Sonny enjoyed fishing and hunting, always bringing home a big prize. Sonny was preceded in death by his father, Dwight W. "Bill" Jarvis. He is survived by: mother, Pauline Jarvis of Elk Creek, Mo.; brother, Joe W. Jarvis and his wife, Mary of Fair Grove; niece, Dawn Cowles and her husband, Brian, and their two daughters, Morgan and Brianna of Springfield; nephew, Jason Jarvis and niece, Laura Jarvis, both of Fair Grove; and a number of other aunts, uncles and cousins. A very special thank you to Uncle Charlie and Aunt Bill, who spent many hours with Sonny during his last few weeks of life. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, May 23, in Greenlawn Funeral Home North with burial in Hopedale Cemetery, Ozark. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. this evening, May 22, in the funeral home.

 

Jastal, Margaret Lane 20 Nov 1999 - 20 Nov 1999   CCH-N 1 Dec 1999

[Note: Daughter of Jay & Sandra (Fox) Jastal]

Margaret Lane Jastal, an infant, died Saturday, November 20, 1999 in St. John's Regional Health Center. Survivors include her parents, Jay Jastal and Sandra Fox Jastal, Aurora; three brothers, Sean, Mark and Christian; two sisters, Jesse and Corrina; grandparents, Jerry and Jan Fox, Richard and Carol Schmidt, and Clarence and Leona Jastal; and a great aunt and uncle, Margaret and Jack Haslip, Ozark. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, December 4, 1999 in Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Aurora. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery, Ozark. Cremation was under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Jaworski, Joseph 2 Mar 1895 - Aug 1981 OH 20 Aug 1981 p7

Services and burial for Joseph Jaworski, 86, Ozark, were Saturday in Milwaukee, Wis. under the direction of Schramka Funeral Home. Mr. Jaworshi died Aug 10 at Fremont Manor Nursing Home, Springfield. He was retired from American Motors Co. where he worked as a tool and dye maker. He lived in Ozark the past five years after moving from Milwaukee. Survivors include three sons, Edward, Norbert and Gene, all of Milwaukee; two daughters, Mrs. Ester, Sobcok, Milwaukee and Mrs. Delores Simmons, Hempstead, Texas and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Local arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home.

 

Jay, Albert Morris 1921 - 18 Oct 1969 CCR 23 Oct 1969 p8

[Note: maried Irene]

Albert Morris Jay, 48, Nixa, died at 5:45 p.m. Saturday in St. John’s Hospital, after a short illness. Mr. Jay, a native of Great Bend, Kan., had lived in Nixa and the Brookline communities for the past 18 months. He is survived by his wife, Irene and daughter, Renee, both of the home; two brothers and five sisters, all living out of state. The body was returned to Great Bend, Kan. for services there at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Bryant-Fryberger Chapel with burial in Great Bend Cemetery.

 

Jay, Blanche N. (?) Cranford 3 May 1900 - 3 Sep 1975

Mrs. Blanche N. Jay, 75, of 303 North Scenic Drive, died at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday in a rest home in Chickasha, Okla., after a long illness.  A native of Clever, she had lived in Springfield for some time, and was a member of Temple Baptist Church.  Surviving are a son, Lloyd Cranford, of Chickasha; four sisters, Mrs. Gerta Hicks, of the home address, Mrs. Luther Sims and Mrs. Maxine Harbuck, both of the state of Oklahoma, and Mrs. Mae Perry, Santa Barbara, Calif.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Ralph Thieme Chapel with the Revs. Joe Acuff and Ross Estes officiating.  Burial will be in Frazier Cemetery near Nixa.

Note: this clipping from the collection of Audrey (King) Maples has a handwritten date September 3, 1975 in the margin.  Contributed by Rada Beth (Hayden) Maples.

 

Jackson, Joseph Azariah 13 Mar 1863 - 21 Apr 1940 CCR 25 Apr 1940 p1

[Note: Son of William & Martha (Cunningham) Jackson; married 6 Mar 1890 Sarah Jane Copeland 11 Apr 1861 - 6 Apr 1943]

Joseph Azariah Jackson, son of William and Martha Cunningham Jackson, was born in Christian county, Mo., on March 13, 1863. He passed away at his home near Bruner, on Sunday, April 21, 1940, at 2:30 a.m., aged 77 years, 1 month and eight days. Although in ill health, he had not been confined to his home as he was in Ozark the day before his death. Death came unexpectedly. He was united in marriage to Sarah Copeland on March 6, 1890, and to this union were born two sons, Clarence, former County Judge, and Paris, both of Bruner. Besides the two sons, he is survived by his aged wife, Mrs. Sarah Jane Jackson; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Peggy Hill of Fordland and Mrs. Polly Burke of Ukiah, Calif.; two brothers, Elic Jackson of Bruner and John Jackson of Okmulgee, Okla.; also a host of other relatives and friends. He was a member of the Union Chapel Church of Christ. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 23, 1940, at 2 o’clock p.m. in the Union Chapel church with Rev. S.P. Fields of Fordland officiating. Interment was made in the Union Chapel cemetery under the direction of Otto Rathbun of Sparta and B.C. Klepper of Ozark.

 

Jackson, Louie F. 25 Mar 1916 - 22 Jun 1984 OH 28 Jun 1984 p11

[Note: married Grace]

Services for Louie F. Jackson, 68, Reeds Spring, were held June 25 in Bowman Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Raymond Lasseter officiating. Burial was in Goodall Cemetery under the direction of Whelchel Chapel, Branson. Mr. Jackson died June 22 in Missouri State Chest Hospital, Mount Vernon, following a long illness. Survivors include his wife, Grace; two daughters, Mrs. Judy Mease, Reeds Spring and Mrs. Deola Groves, Ozark; one brother, Norman, Carthage; four sisters, Mrs. Mildred Meadows, Springfield, Mrs. Darlene Snowden, Highlandville, Mrs. Velda Berger, Reeds Spring, and Mrs. Wanda Kellett, Santa Fe Springs, Calif. and four grandchildren.

 

Jackson, Loyd V. 16 Apr 1924 - 16 Oct 1991 OH 24 Oct 1991

[Note: Son of Claude & Fannie (Allen) Jackson; married Shirley Jo]

Loyd V. Jackson, 67, South Kansas City, died Oct. 16, 1991 at the home. He was born in Christian County and moved to Kansas City. in 1947. He was a cement finishers, retiring in 1986. He was a member and former business agent of Local 518 of the Cement Masons Union and helped to organize the union’s Missouri state chapter. He was also a veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Shirley “Jo” Jackson of the home; a son, Robert Michael Jackson, Belton; a brother, Noel Jackson, Ozark and three grandchildren. Memorial services were held Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Mount Moriah and Freeman Chapel. Private entombment was in the Garden Mausoleum at Mount Moriah Cemetery.

 

Jackson, Martha Jane (Carter) 20 Mar 1867 - 19 Dec 1937 CCR 23 Dec 1937 p8

[Note: Daughter of Charles & Lucy (Stewart) Carter; married 9 Mar 1893 CCM Isaac G. Jackson 10 Jul 1869 - 21 Feb 1957]

Martha J. Carter was born March 29, 1867, and departed this life Dec. 19, 1937. She was converted at the age of 18 and united with the Eaudieve Baptist church. She was united in marriage to Isaac Jackson in 1893. To this union seven children were born, three preceding her in death. She leave the husband, four children 26 grandchildren, five great grandchildren, one brothers, W.M. Carter, one sister, Mary Coats, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. in the Spokane church with Rev. Worth Caughron officiating. Burial was made in the Spokane cemetery under the direction of T.B. Chaffin.

Jackson, Mary Lou (Young) 23 Dec 1923 - 18 Mar 2011 SN-L 20 Mar 2011

[Note: Daughter of Fred & Susie (Slaughter) Young; married 17 Nov 1954 Gaylord F. “Fuzz” Jackson 27 Jul 1918 - 5 Jan 2006]

Mary Lou Jackson, age 87, of Nixa, passed away Friday, March 18, 2011 in Benchmark Health Care, Monett. A graveside funeral will be 1 p.m., Wednesday in Delaware Cemetery, west of Nixa. Viewing will be from 1 to 7 p.m., Tuesday in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

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Jackson, Mary Lou (Young) 23 Dec 1923 - 18 Mar 2011  CCH-N 23 Mar 2011

Mary Lou Jackson, 87, of Nixa, died March 18, 2011, in Benchmark Health Care, Monett. She was born Dec. 23, 1923, in Hurley, the daughter of Fred and Susie (Slaughter) Young. On Nov. 17, 1954, she and Gaylord Jackson were united in marriage in Tulsa, Okla. Jackson had been employed by Douglas Aircraft and Royal McBee throughout her working career. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gaylord, in 2006. She was also preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Joan Fulp, Jimmy Dale Young, John A .Young, Freda Ethridge, Jean Humphrey and Virginia Boswell; and her parents. Survivors include: A sister, Betty Brown, Aurora, nieces, and nephews. A graveside funeral will be March 23 in Delaware Cemetery, west of Nixa, with Pastor Larry Winfree officiating. Viewing will be at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, from 1 to 7 p.m. March 22.

Jackson, Minnie Marie 24 Sep 1922 -  8 Jan 1989  OH 26 Jan 1989

[Note: Daughter of Randolph & Pearlie M. (  ) Jackson]

Minnie Marie Jackson, 66, of Clever, died Jan. 18 at Springfield Community Hospital following a long illness. Services for Miss Jackson were held Jan. 21 at the Meadors Chapel, Clever, with the Rev. Robert Swearengin officiating. Burial was in Jamesville Cemetery. A lifelong resident of the Hurley and Clever communities, Miss Jackson is survived by a niece, Janice Payne, Clever, with whom she lived; and several other nieces and nephews. She is also survived by one brother, Lloyd Jackson, Republic.

 

Jackson, Needham I. 1932 - 17 Mar 1991  NN-E 21 Mar 1991

Needham I. Jackson, 58, El Dorado, Kan., died Sunday, March 17, 1991, at the home of nephew, Donald Stevens, Nixa. Jackson was a signalman for the Missouri Pacific Railroad.  Survivors include a son, Jeremy Jackson, Independence; four daughters, Dawana Cemer, Bowling Green, Ky., Diana Roberds, Tammy Jackson and Tracy Jackson, all of Independence, Kan.; three brothers, Howard and Orval Jackson, Grainola, Okla., and Delmer Jackson, Ardmore, Okla.; four sisters, Anna Stevens, Springfield, Nellie Gammon, Coffeyville, Kan., Eva Kelly, Grainola, Okla., and Mary Yelton, Borger, Texas. Graveside services were Wednesday in Maple City Cemetery, Maple City, Kan., under the direction of Graves Funeral Home. Local arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Jackson, Nellie (Atchison) 30 Oct 1890 - 14 Apr 1963  CCR 18 Apr 1963

[Note: Daughter of John & Delany T. (  ) Atchison;  married Isaac Jackson 19 May 1879 - 27 Jul 1939]

An Easter trip with a daughter ended in death early Sunday for a Sparta woman, Mrs. Nellie Jackson, 73. She was thrown from an overturning auto and killed instantly in the accident which occurred on U. S. 65 near Marshall, Mo., about 5 a.m. The victim was riding in a northbound 1962 Renault driven by Mrs. Jackson's daughter, Mrs. Thira Johnson, 50, Route 2, Ozark, when the vehicle veered off the road and overturned two miles north of Marshall. Treated at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall were Mrs. Johnson, who suffered a possible right leg fracture and facial injuries which included a broken nose, and Mrs. Johnson's daughter-in-law, Mrs. Peggy Johnson, 19, of Ozark, who received bruises. Mrs. Jackson had spent Saturday night at the home of her daughter and was traveling to Chillicothe with her when the mishap occurred. Also surviving are five other daughters, Mrs. Mira Rantz, Sparta, Mrs. Edith Friend, Palisade, Colo., Mrs. Novella Graysen, Bell Gardens, Calif., Mrs. Ernesteen McTeer, Sparta, and Mrs. Freda Kinyon, of Colorado; a son, Delbert Jackson of Sparta; two brothers, Frank Atchison, Omaha, Ark., and Johnny Atchison, Reeds Spring; four sisters, Mrs. Letha Davis, Tulsa, Mrs. Lulu Gross, Ridgedale, Miss Floyd Atchison and Mrs. Augusta Poor, both of Sacramento, Calif.; 39 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Jackson, a member of Sparta Assembly of God Church, were held at 1:30 p.m. today in Eisenhour Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark.

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Jackson, Nellie Price (Atchison) 30 Oct 1890 - 14 Apr 1963

Funeral arrangements remained incomplete today for a 73-year-old Sparta woman who was killed in a traffic accident two miles east of Marshall on U.S. 65 about 5 a.m. Sunday while on an Easter trip with her daughter.  She was Mrs Nellie Jackson who died instantly when thrown from an overturning auto. Troopers said Mrs. Jackson was riding in a car driven by her daughter, Mrs. Thira Johnson, 50, Route 2, Ozark. When Mrs. Johnson reportedly dozed at the wheel, the car veered off the road and rolled. Mrs. Johnson was treated at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall for a possible right leg fracture and facial injuries, which included a broken nose. Also hurt was Mrs. Johnson's daughter-in-law, Mrs. Peggy Johnson. 19, of Ozark. who received bruises. Mrs. Jackson had spent Saturday night at the home of her daughter and was traveling to Chillicothe with her when the mishap occurred. Also surviving are five other daughters, Mrs Mira Rantz, Sparta. Mrs. Edith Friend, Palisade, Colo., Mrs. Novella Grayson, Bell Gardens, Calif., Mrs. Ernesteen McTeer, Sparta, and Freda Kinyon, of Colorado: a son, Delbert Jackson, of Sparta. two  brothers, Frank Atchison, Omaha. Ark., and Johnny Atchison, Reeds Spring; four sisters Mrs. Letha Davis, Tulsa. Mrs. Lulu Gross. Ridgedale, Miss Floyd Atchison, and Mrs. Augusta Poor, both of Sacramento, Calif.;  39 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Jackson was a member of the Sparta Assembly of God Church. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Harris of Ozark.

 

Jackson, Noel A. 14 Mar 1919 - 3 Sep 1994  NN-E 14 Sep 1994

[Note: Son of Claude & Fannie (Allen) Jackson; married 11 Sep 1937 Ruby Meadows]

Noel A. Jackson, 75, Ozark. died suddenly at his home Saturday, Sept. 3, 1994. He was born March 14, 1919, at Chestnutridge, the son of Claude and Fannie Allen Jackson. On Sept. 11, 1937, he was united in marriage to Ruby Meadows. He served his country in the US Army. He was retired from Ash Grove Cement Company. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Everett and Loyd; and a grandson, Jerry Wayne. Survivors include his wife, Ruby; a daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Ray Flummer, Clever; a son and daughter-in-law, Noel Leon and Lea Jackson, San Diego, Calif.; five grandchildren, John Lucas, Kevin Lucas and his wife, Glenda, Darren Jackson and his wife, Angie, Molly and Emily Jackson; four great-grandchildren, Kevin Lucas, Jr., Nicole, Jessie Lynn and Kyle Lucas. Funeral services were held Tuesday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Gary Phipps and Rev. James "Hobo" Applegate officiating. Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery.

 

Jackson, Norman Lee 2 Jan 1921 - 15 Aug 2002  CCH-N 28 Aug 2002

[Note: Son of Murray & Lula (Weaverling) Jackson; married 12 Jul 1945 Mary Nadine Latta]

Norman Lee Jackson, 81, Nixa, passed away Aug. 15, 2002, in Ozark Riverview Manor. He was born Jan. 2, 1921, in Holden, the son of Murray and Lula (Weaverling) Jackson. He served his country in the military during World War II. On July 12, 1945, he was united in marriage to Mary Nadine Latta. Before retirement Jackson worked as an accountant for the civil service. He returned to Missouri in 1991, after living in California for 45 years. He was a member of Countryside Christian Church. Survivors include his wife, Nadine; two children, Ronald Jackson and wife Lana, Boise, Idaho, and Joyce Pocinich and husband, Paul, Connell, Wash.; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and two sisters, Jean Simmons, Odessa, and Vivian Parson, Warrensburg. Funeral services were Aug. 19, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Don Vernon officiating. Burial will be in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield.

 

Jackson, Olive Luella (Garoutte) 15 Jul 1916 - 29 Feb 2012 CCH-N 7 Mar 2012

[Note: Daughter of Joseph M. & Mary Ellen (Ethridge) Garoutte; married Earl L. Jackson 24 Oct 1906 - 30 Sep 1977]

            Olive Louella Jackson, 95, of Republic died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, in Cox South, Springfield. She was born July 15, 1916, in Republic the daughter of Joseph M. and Mary Ellen (Ethridge) Garoutte. Jackson had a strong work ethic and retired from Cox Hospital after more than 30 years of service. She dearly loved her kids and grandkids and enjoyed hosting and cooking for large family gatherings and events. She was a member of the Republic First Christian Church. Jackson’s husband Earl; parents; and four brothers, preceded her in death. She was survived by her children, Bill Jackson and wife Mary, of Everton, and Jane Tyndall, of Republic; five grandchildren, Billy, Bobby, David, Jennifer and Darla; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends. A visitation will be at 1 p.m., with funeral services beginning at 2 p.m., March 3, 2012, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Burial in Wade Chapel Cemetery will follow. Online condolences and pictures may be shared at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.


Jackson, Parthena (Hunt) 15 Apr 1881 - 19 Jun 1950

[Note: Daughter of Juda Hunt; married James Franklin Jackson 23 Oct 1878 - 29 Feb 1964]

Mrs. Parthena Jackson, 68, a resident of Marionville, died at her home at 1 o’clock Monday afternoon, following a lengthy illness.  Mrs. Jackson was a native of Christian County, having lived there from the date of her birth until 1933, when she moved to Marionville.  Survivors include her husband, J. Frank Jackson of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Eula Nelson, Aurora, and Mrs. Sam A. Estes, Tulsa, Okla; four sons, Jesse of Tulsa, Herbert and Gaylord of Nixa, and Jim of Peoria, Ill.; two brothers, Floyd Hunt of Bender, Okla., and Robert Hunt of Reeds Spring and 13 grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon by the Rev. Roscoe Harding of Nixa, at the Salem Baptist Church.  Burial will be in the Delaware Cemetery, under the direction of Bradford-Surridge of Marionville.

 

Jackson, Pearlie M. 1889 - 10 Dec 1970  CCR 17 Dec 1970 p8

[Note: married Randolph Jackson 1884 - 2 Mar 1967]

Mrs. Pearlie M. Jackson, 81, Springfield, died at 11:25 p.m. Thursday in Springfield Baptist Hospital. She had been a resident of Stone and Christian Counties much of her life and had moved to Springfield in 1964. Surviving are a son, Lloyd Jackson, Republic; two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Marie Jackson of the home and Mrs. Mae Conrad, Springfield; seven grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Funeral services were at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Harris Chapel, Nixa with burial in Jamesville Cemetery.

 

Jackson, Ralph Edward, Sgt. 13 Dec 1928 - 28 Sep 1971  CCR 7 Oct 1971 p8

[Note: Son of Charlie Roscoe & Dora (Jackson) Jackson]

A former Nixa resident, Sgt. Ralph E. Jackson, 42, of Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, died Wednesday in California. Mr. Jackson had spent two years in the Army, then many years in the Air Force. Survivors include two sons, Edward Jackson and Jeffrey Allen Jackson, of Santa Maria, Calif.; and a brother, Wilburn Jackson of Springfield. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the McConnell Union Chapel with the Rev. Roscoe Harding officiating, Burial was in McConnell Memorial Cemetery with military rites conducted by a detachment from Fort Leonard Wood.

 

Jackson, Ralph Junior 29 Oct 1927 - 10 Sep 1940 CCR 19 Sep 1940 p1

[Note: Son of Fred & Florence Vesta (Viles) Jackson]

Ralph Junior Jackson was born Oct. 29, 1927, and departed this life Sept. 10, 1940, at the age of 12 years, 10 months and 11 days. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jackson. He is survived by his father, mother, three sisters and two brothers and many other relatives and friends and was loved by all who knew him. He was converted in July 1939 at Liberty in a protracted meeting. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Sept. 12 at 2 p.m. in the Spokane church with burial in the Spokane cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.

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Jackson, Ralph Junior 29 Oct 1927 - 10 Sep 1940 CCR 26 Sep 1940 p8

We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their kindness, sympathy and beautiful floral offerings during the sickness and at the death of our beloved son and brother, Ralph Junior, who passed away Sept. 10.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jackson, Beulah, Ruth, Helen, Billie and Charles.

 

Jackson, Randolph 1884 - 2 Mar 1967   CCR 9 Mar 1967 p1

[Note: married Pearlie M. 1889 - 10 Dec 1970]

Randolph Jackson, 82, died at 5 a.m. Thursday in his home on Route 8, Springfield. A member of Jamesville Baptist Church, Mr. Jackson resided in Stone and Christian Counties before moving to his present address in April 1964. He is survived by his wife, Pearlie; a son Lloyd, Republic; two daughters, Miss Marie Jackson, of the home and Mrs. Mae Conrad, Route 8; a brother, Lou, of Springfield; and seven grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday in Jamesville Baptist Church, Burial was in Jamesville Cemetery under direction of Harris of Nixa.

 

Jackson, Raymond I. 11 Oct 1922 – 11 Feb 1992  NN-E 20 Feb 1992

[Note: married 25 Dec 1941 Helen June Boydston]

Raymond I. Jackson, 69, Ozark, a former Joplin resident, died at 6:20 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1992 at his home after a long illness. Jackson was born Oct. 11, 1922 in Joplin. He moved to Ozark from Denver, Colo., about 10 years ago. He was a millwright and designed and manufactured furniture. He retired 10 years ago from Broad Street Woodworking Co. He was a member of the Christian Church and Springfield Local No. 1842, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners. He was an Army Veteran of World War II. He married Helen June Boydston on Dec. 25, 1941 in Joplin. She survives. Also surviving are a son, Larry Jackson, Lewisville, Texas; two brothers, Bob Jackson, Little Rock, Ark., and Gene Jackson, Commerce City, Colo.; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services were Friday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary with the Rev. Harold Spradling officiating. Burial was in Hornet Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southwest Missouri, Springfield.

 

Jackson, Rex Eugene 1 Aug 1924 – 9 Jan 2000  CCH-N 12 Jan 2000

[Note: Son of Denzil & Vesta (Walker) Jackson; married 24 May 1947 Barbara J. Stephens ? - 20 Mar 1988]

Rex Eugene Jackson, 75, of Springfield passed away Sunday January 9, 2000 at 4:10 p.m. at the home of his daughter in Ozark. Rex was born on August 1, 1924 in Denver, Colo. to Denzil and Vesta Walker Jackson. Rex served in the Marine Corps in WW II. He was married to Barbara J. Stephens on May 24, 1947 in Galena Ks. and she preceded him in death on March 20, 1988.  Rex was a meat cutter at Pickerings Grocery in Rogersville and for Consumers before retiring. He had worked for the Rogersville High School and was a bus driver for many years. He enjoyed playing country music and was an active part in his grandchildren lives.  Surviving are two sons Russell and John Jackson both of Springfield, three daughters Caroel Nowack and husband Don of Ozark, Becky Hawkins and husband Dale of Niangia, and Polly Miller and husband Lenny of Springfield. One sister Joyce Darymple and husband Les of Springfield, 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, one aunt, Gina Blair.  Rex was preceded in death by his twin brother Russell and a sister Marcelle Millstead and a daughter Theresa. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday January 13, 2000 in the Crane Masonic Cemetery, Crane. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in the Preston Marsh Funeral Home Rogersville. Memorials may be made to Hospice of SW Mo.

 

Jackson, Robert A. 28 Nov 1904 - 8 Mar 1976 OH 11 Mar 1976 p9

[Note: Son of Isaac G. & Martha J. (Carter) Jackson; married Mildred F. 24 Jun 1909 - 27 Apr 2003]

Services for Robert A. Jackson, 71 of 1413 East Commercial, a longtime resident of Chestnutridge, was at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Harris Chapel in Ozark with the Revs. Laverne Maxwell and Kenneth Diehl officiating. Burial was in Spokane Cemetery. Mr. Jackson died at 11:40 a.m. Monday in Cox Medical Center after a short illness. Mr. Jackson moved to Springfield from Chestnutridge in 1951. He had been a furniture delivery man for Park-Inn, Sherwood and Northside Furniture companies for several years. Survivors include his wife, Mildred F.; six sons, Harold of 2236 North Prospect, Leonard of 2353 South Florence, Joe A. of 2506 North Kellett, Roger L. of 2347 Kirkwood, Robert Dean, 2233 North Roosevelt, and Ben E. of 1143 West Riverside; a daughter, Mrs. Earl Smith, Strafford; a sister, Mrs. Pearl Melton, Highlandville; a brother, Fred of Springfield; 16 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

 

Jackson, Robert Paul 19 Jul 1915 - Apr 1976 OH 15 Apr 1976 p4

[Note: Son of Clarence & Jewel (Stapp) Jackson; married 23 Sep 1933 Daisy Alice McHaffie]

Services for R. Paul Jackson, 60, of 3514 South Barbett were at 2 p.m. Monday in Harris Chapel, Ozark with the Rev. Rex Henderson officiating, Burial was in Galloway Cemetery. Mr. Jackson died at 2 p.m. Saturday in his home after a seven-month illness. He was born near Bruner and moved to Springfield in 1941. He was employed by the Ash Grove Lime Company at Galloway from 1940 until last August. He attended the Galloway Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Daisy Jackson; a son, Glen of 774 Deerfield; a daughter, Miss Wanda Jackson of the home; mother, Mrs. Jewell Jackson, Pea Ridge, Ark.; a brother, Harold of Stafford; two sisters, Mrs. Frances Dalton, Ozark, and Mrs. Merle Iorg, Bruner; and four grandchildren.

Jackson Ruby Louise (Meadows)  19 Apr 1921 - 10 Apr 2011 SN-L 12 Apr 2011
[Note: Daughter of John & Ida (Cook) Meadows; married 11 Sep 1937 Noel A. Jackson 14 Mar 1919 - 3 Sep 1994]
Ruby Louise (Meadows) Jackson , 89, Ozark. Arrangements: Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.
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Jackson, Ruby Louise (Meadows)  19 Apr 1921 - 10 Apr 2011 CCH-N 13 Apr 2011
Ruby Louise (Meadows) Jackson, age 89, of Ozark, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2011. She was born April 19, 1921, in Christian County, the daughter of John and Ida (Cook) Meadows. On Sept. 11, 1937, she and Noel Jackson were united in marriage.

 

Jackson, Stephen Eugene 12 Sep 1956 - 10 Mar 2008 SN-L 11 Mar 2008

[Note: Son of William & Virginia (  ) Jackson; married 5 Sep 1981 Rhonda Carpenter]

Stephen Eugene Jackson, 51, Springfield, went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 10, 2008, after a very courageous battle with kidney cancer. Steve was born in Gary, Ind., on September 12, 1956, to William and Virginia Jackson. He graduated from Stoutland High School in 1975. Steve and Rhonda (Carpenter) Jackson were united in marriage on September 5, 1981. To this union were born two children that Steve was very proud of. Steve served as a deacon at Hopedale Baptist Church, Ozark. He loved to hunt, fish, boat, camp, travel, sell cars and spend time with his family and friends. He never met a stranger. He was in the auto body business for 28 years. He was preceded in death by his father; brother Billy; and mother-in-law Grace Carpenter. He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years; a son, Eric Jackson and fianc’ Rachel Gray, Springfield, Mo.; a daughter and her husband, Heather and Clint Highfill, Sparta, Mo.; his mother; brothers, Jerry and Gary; and sisters, Kathy Rogers and husband, Jerry, Pam Thompson and Theresa; in-laws, Sid and Jeanne Carpenter and Brenda Ford; many nieces, nephews and other family and friends; and Cheyenne, the kind of dog Steve said every man should have once in his lifetime. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 12, from 6 to 8 p.m., in Greenlawn Funeral Home East. A celebration of Steve's life will be held Thursday, March 13, at 2 p.m., in Hopedale Baptist Church, Ozark, with Terry Kendrick officiating. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Steve wanted our family, church family and many friends and the staff at St. John's Cancer and Hematology to know how grateful we are for your prayers, love and support. Steve, you will be missed beyond measure. Your smile, laugh, sense of humor (you could always make me laugh), your compassion, touch, but mostly your love, will always be with me. I am truly blessed to have been loved by you.

 

Jackson, Thomas Louis 1864 - 10 Feb 1937 CCR 11 Feb 1937 p4

[Note: Son of William & Martha M. (Cunningham) Jackson; married 4 Aug 1887 CCM Atlanta Viana Hyde 1870 - 1930; married 27 Aug 1930 CCM Tilda Ellen Brake Mar 1870 - ?]]

Thomas Lewis Jackson was born in Christian County, Mo., and passed away Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1937, at his home five miles south of Rogersville at 10 p.m. He was 72 years of age. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ellen Jackson, one daughter, Mrs. Lula B. Horton of near Rogersville. He is also survived by three brothers and two sisters, all of near Rogersville. He was well known in Christian county and in the vicinity where he lived and has lived in this county all his life. He was the uncle of Clarence Jackson, Judge of the County Court for several years. Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 11, at 2 o’clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lula B. Horton, near Rogersville. The Rev. S.P. Field of Fordland officiated at the services and burial was made in the Hyde cemetery under the direction of the B.C. Klepper Home of Ozark.

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Jackson, Thomas Louis 1864 - 10 Feb 1937 CCR 18 Feb 1937 p8

Mrs. Alma Elsner of Joplin spent a few days last week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Horton and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Jackson of near Rogersville. She also attended the funeral of her grandfather, Mr. T.L. Jackson, who died last Thursday night.

 

Jackson, Willena Jeannette (McClure) 20 May 1921 - 22 Mar 2010 SN-L 21 Mar 2010

[Note: Daughter of Charles Emerson & Jewell Opal (Holder) McClure; married Clifford Glen “Jimmy“ Jackson 5 Dec 1914 - 13 Dec 1983  ]

Funeral Services for Mrs. Willena Jackson, 88, of Marionville, will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 22, 2010, in the Williams Funeral Chapel in Marionville, with Rev. Lee Miller officiating. Interment will follow in the Delaware Cemetery in Nixa, Missouri. Willena Jeanette, was born on May 20, 1921, Marionville to Charles Emerson and Jewell Opal Holder McClure, and she passed away at 2:31 p.m. Thursday, March 18, 2010 in the Aurora Nursing Center. She was a homemaker and a member of the Full Gospel Church in Billings. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Glen "Jimmy" Jackson in 1983; her parents and other family members. Her survivors include her two daughters and sons-in-law, Rebecca and Max Brown of Billings, Mo., Marcia and Max Sanders of Aurora, Mo.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Johnny and Joyce McClure of Aurora, Mo., Emerson and Cheryl McClure of Springfield, Mo.; a sister, Margie Lathrop of Marionville, Mo.; and several nephews and nieces. Visitation will be Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Williams Funeral Home in Marionville.

 

Jackson, William Addison “Bill” 1911 - 27 Sep 1974 OH 3 Oct 1974 p2

[Note: married Irene]

ROGERSVILLE - Funeral services for W. Addison “Bill” Jackson, 63, Route 3, Rogersville, were at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, with the Rev. Dean Rhoads officiating. Burial will be in Marshfield Cemetery. Mr. Jackson died at 12:44 a.m. Fri. in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, after several years’ illness. A farmer, he was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Irene; a son, Wallace of Route 3, Rogersville; two brothers, Ellis, of Marshfield and Arnold of Penngrove, Calif.; four sisters, Mrs. Hazel Dunn, Route 3, Rogersville and Miss Bernice Jackson, Miss Loris Jackson and Mrs. Mabel Northrip, all of 1230 Cozy, Springfield, and a granddaughter.

 

Jackson, William Alexander ”Alec” 11 May 1869 - 4 Aug 1952 CCR 14 Aug 1952 p4

[Note: Son of William & Martha (Cunningham) Jackson; married 1891 Lucinda Gray 28 Dec 1874 - 30 Oct 1910]

William Alexander Jackson, 83, was born May 11, 1869 near Bruner in Christian County and died at his homeplace there August 4, 1952. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Jackson. He was united with the church at an early age.  In 1891, he was united in marriage to Lucinda Gray and to this union four children were born. Charles, a son died in infancy. Mrs. Jackson also preceded her husband in death in 1910. In 1921, he married Julia Owens and she also preceded him in death in 1949. Survivors are two sons, James of Rogersville and Otis of Sacramento, Calif; and one daughter, Mrs. Minnie Walker of the home address; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, August 7, in the Abadyl Church by Rev. Bruce Vetole with burial in the McHaffie Cemetery under direction of Chaffin of Ozark.

 

Jackson, William Andrew 25 Apr 1865 - 10 Mar 1931 CCR 12 Mar 1931 p7

[Note: Son of Andrew & Emiline (Williams) Jackson; married Carrie Lee Brown 18 Jun 1866 - 6 Nov 1932]

Funeral services for William Andrew Jackson, 65, who died at his home at Battlefield, Mo, March 10, were held Wednesday, March 11, at 1:30 pm, at the Battlefield church. Burial was made in the Brookline cemetery under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever. He is survived by his wife and seven children.

 

Jackson,  William E. 27 Jun 1924 - 29 Nov 2004 SN-L 30 Nov 2004

[Note: married Edna J.]

William E. Jackson passed away November 29, 2004. He was born June 27, 1924. With great pride he entered the United States Army on August 1, 1943. During his first tour of duty in World War II, he was captured in Germany on January 18, 1945 and remained a POW until General Patton liberated the camp where he was being held on April 29, 1945. During his service in World War II from 1943 to 1949, Jackson received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Prisoner of War, Army Commendation-European Theatre, Army of Occupation European Theatre, WWII American Theatre and the WWII Victory Medals. He also received the Combat Infantry Badge. Jackson's second tour of duty was during the Korean War. It was during this time that Jackson earned the rank of Master Sergeant, which at that time was the highest enlisted rank in the U.S. Army. During his tour of duty from 1950 to 1956, he received numerous medals including two Silver Stars, two Purple Hearts, Army of Occupation European Theatre, Korean Theatre, Korean National Defense, and the Korean Conflict (with three campaign Battle Stars). MSgt Jackson was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, two Presidential Unit Citations and a Korean Presidential Citation, 23rd Infantry. Jackson was awarded two battlefield commissions; however he was wounded in action prior to both occasions and could not attend the ceremony. The U.S. Army named a hill after MSgt Jackson for his gallantry in Korea and he also received the Army Good Conduct Medal seven times. Jackson's final tour of duty was Vietnam (three rotations) as a civilian for the Department of Defense, during which he received the Army commendation medal. Other volunteer military duties of MSgt William E. Jackson (Ret) include: Military training instructor-hand to hand combat, Military Advisor-Saudi Arabia-instructed infantry tactics, ROTC Instructor-Military Education, Integrated Armored Infantry (Mechanized) instructor. Jackson and his wife, Edna, retired from the Army in August, 1964. Following retirement he worked for the Department of Defense as an Ordnance Technician. He and his wife dedicated their life to the service of God and he became ordained as a Baptist minister. Four of his sons have served this country as members of the Armed Forces: Bill in the Army, James in the Navy, Ralph was inducted into the Green Berets, and Robert "Bob" enlisted in the U.S. Air Force April,1981 and is currently stationed at Whiteman AFB, 442 Fighter Wing/Munitions Flight. Two of Robert's sons have continued this strong family tradition of service, Joshua in the U.S. Marine Corps and Jared in the U.S. Air Force. Rayford D. Jackson, next to the oldest son of William E. Jackson, could not serve in the Armed Forced due to a severe accident as a youth. Rayford is retired and lives in Southern Indiana. William E. Jackson and his wife, Edna J. Jackson, who survives him, celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on April 12, 2004. Other survivors include, four sons, Bill and his wife, Pat, Texas, Rayford and his wife, Claudetta, Indiana, James, Indiana, and Robert and his wife, Catherine, Knob Noster; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, Roy,; and two sisters, Jeanie and Velma. He was preceded in death by a son, Ralph, in 1966, a brother, Wilburn, and three sisters, Pearl, Reba, and Edna Faye. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 1, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Burial with military honors will follow in Missouri Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.

 

Jackson, William Paris 22 Jan 1897 - 12 Sep 1956        CCR 20 Sep 1956 p1

[Note: Son of Jospeh & Sara (Copeland) Jackson]

Funeral services for William Paris Jackson, 59 who died Wednesday, Sept.. 12 were held Friday, Sept. 14 at 2:30 p.m. in the Union Chapel Church with Rev. Roy Shipman officiating. Burial was in Union Chapel Cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. Survivors include three nephews and two nieces, children of the late Judge Clarence Jackson of the Christian County Court, who preceded his brother in death Feb. 20, 1941. They are Paul Jackson of Springfield, Carl Jackson of Ozark, Harold Jackson of Bellflower, Calif and Mrs. Frances Dalton and Mrs. Merle Iorg, both of Bruner.

 

Jaco, Ethel (Gray) 12 Dec 1894 - Jan 1977   OH 27 Jan 1977 p5

[Note: married Ben F. Jaco 17 Feb 1898 -  Sep 1987]

OZARK - Mrs. Ethel Jaco, 82 of Ozark, died in her home Monday after a long illness. She was a member of the First Baptist Church here and had moved here from Harrison, Ark. in 1965. Survivors include her husband, Ben F.; a daughter, Mrs. Paul Castleberry, Ozark; five sisters, Mrs. P. B. Taylor, Upland, Calif., Mrs. Lena Bruce, Calif., Mrs. Raymond Shime, Ontario, Calif., Mrs. Ralph Milligan, Oxnard, Calif. and Mrs. Doyle Jaco, Alacedero, Calif; two brothers, Vance and Vern Gray, both of Hanford, Calif.; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The body will be transferred by Adams of Ozark to Christenson  Funeral Home in Harrison, Ark, for burial in Maplewood Cemetery there. Arrangements will be announced.

 

Jacobs, Doyle E. 30 Jul 1959 - 31 Aug 1992  SN-L

Services for Doyle E. Jacobs, 33, Springfield, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Walnut Lawn DeGraffenreid-Wood Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Manley Cemetery.  Mr. Jacobs, a hotel clerk auditor, died Monday in his home.  Cause of death was unavailable.  Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today in the funeral home.  (Springfield News-Leader – 1992)

 

Jacobs, Susan Jequetta (Harris) 4 Nov 1957 - 6 Jan 2008 SN-L 8 Jan 2008 & SN-L 9 Jan 2008 & SN-L 10 Jan 2008 & CCH-N 16 Jan 2008

[Note: Daughter of Clyde & May (Jones) Harris; married 20 Dec 1993 Russell D. Jacobs, Jr.]

Susan Jequetta Jacobs, age 50, of Nixa, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2008. She was born November 4, 1957, the daughter of Clyde and May (Jones) Harris. She graduated from Spokane High School in 1975 and received a business administration degree from Independence Community College in Independence, Kansas. On December 20, 1993, she and Russell D. Jacobs Jr. were united in marriage. As an Army wife, she enjoyed living in Hawaii, Florida, and New York. She was involved in family support groups wherever they were stationed. Susan returned home two years ago to be close to her family. Survivors include her husband, Russell; three children, Robert Ulva Mathews and wife, Rachel, Independence, Kansas, Venus Nikole Mathews, Nixa, Missouri, and Benjamin James Mathews and Barbara, Independence, Kansas; her father, Clyde Harris, Nixa, Missouri; a brother, Tex Harris, Nixa; and a sister, Yolanda Baldus and husband, Mike, Nixa. Her mother, May, preceded her in death. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 10, 2008, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Burial will follow in Jones-Chastain Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.

 

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Jacobs, Willie Don 28 Jul 1890 - 23 Oct 1969 CCR 23 Oct 1969 p8

[Note: married Dorothy Mae Parker 24 May 1908 - 15 Oct 1994; may have married previously as Dorothy at 60 would not be likely to have great, great grandchildren - unless those descendants were step children or grandchildren of a child of Mr. Jacobs]

Willie D. Jacobs, 79, Crane, died in his home 10 a.m. Saturday after a lingering illness. He was a former resident of the Highlandville community and a member of the Green Mound Baptist Church. Mr. Jacobs is survived by his wife, Dorothy; a step-daughter, Mrs. Frances VanHorn, Belton, 10 step-grandchildren; four step great grandchildren and two step great great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Adams Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery.

 

Jacobsmeyer, Nancy Jean (Borneman) 9 Dec 1931 - 11 Dec 2004  SN-L 13 Dec 2004

[Note: Daughter of Frederick Henry & Edna A. (Moore) Borneman]

Nancy Jean Jacobsmeyer, age 73, of Ozark, passed away Saturday, December 11, 2004. She was born December 9, 1931, in Oak Park, Illinois, the daughter of Frederick Henry and Edna A. (Moore) Borneman. She graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1953 with a degree in social work. She worked as a case worker for the Division of Family Services in Taney County, and later in Greene County. Mrs. Jacobsmeyer was an active member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Ozark. She enjoyed music and was a member of the choir. She loved her family, and put them foremost in her life. She enjoyed living in the country, and raised and showed Tennessee Walking Horses and other breeds. Survivors include four children, Ross Lindsay Jacobsmeyer, Denver, Colorado, Lane Marie Lockhart and her husband Bruce, Nixa, Brian Joseph Jacobsmeyer and his wife Kim, Pasadena, California; her foster son originally from Vietnam, Michael Van and his wife Cynthia, Dallas, Texas; three grandchildren, Molly Lockhart, Nick Jacobsmeyer, and Lily Van; a brother, Fred Borneman, Ozark; nieces; nephews; and cousins. Her parents and a brother, Robert Borneman, preceded her in death. A memorial mass will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 14 in St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Ozark, with Father Paul McLoughlin officiating. Burial will follow in Weaver Cemetery. Visitation and a prayer vigil will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today in the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph the Worker Building Fund.

 

Jacobson, Annabelle (Strait) Dean 23 Dec 1926 - 2 Feb 1999  CCH-N 10 Feb 1999

[Note: Daughter of Ace & Dessie (Clark) Strait; married ? Dean; married 23 Dec 1963 Jason Arnold Jacobson]

Mrs. Annabelle Jacobson, 72, Ozark, passed away at 1:05 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, in Mountain Home, Ark. from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Annabelle was born Dec. 23, 1926 in Lafarge, Wisconsin to Ace and Dessie Clark Strait. Annabelle was united in marriage to Jason Jacobson on Dec. 23, 1963. She was a homemaker and a member of Ozark Mountain United Pentecostal Church, Ozark. Annabelle was preceded in death by both parents and two brothers, Clifford Strait and Glen Strait. Her survivors include her husband Jason Jacobson, of the home; two daughters Sharon Thofne, Viroqua, Wisconsin; Pam Daffron, Mountain Home, Ark., three granddaughters, Melody Tucker, Minneapolis, MN.; Tammy Daffron, Cassville, Ark. and Amie Casey, Mountain Home, Ark.; two great-grandchildren Chandler and Jeremiah Casey both of Mountain Home, Ark.; two sisters Geneva Jacobson, Gays Mills, Wisconsin; Della Dregne, Viroqua, Wisconsin. Services was at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 6, in Mease-Barnes Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial was in the Selmore Cemetery, Selmore. With Rev. Jerry Heard and Rev. Jerry Todd officiating. Visitation was at Friday, February 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Ozark Mountain United Pentecostal Church, 2100 South 16th Ave., Ozark, MO C/O Rev. Jerry Heard.

 

Jacobson, Edward E. 1943 - 7 Oct 2008  CCH-L 15 Oct 2008

Edward E. Jacobson, 65, Nixa, passed away Oct. 7, 2008. No services are planned. Cremation under the direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Jacobson, Jason 5 Sep 1924 - 27 Oct 1999  CCH-N 3 Nov 1999

[Note: Son of Harry E. & Vessie M. (Olsen) Jacobson; married 23 Dec 1963 Annabelle]

Mr. Jason Jacobson, 75, Mountain Home, Arkansas, formerly of Ozark, Missouri, passed away at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday, October 27, 1999, in Baxter County Regional Hospital, Mountain Home; Arkansas. Jason was born September 5, 1924 in Viroqua, Wisconsin to Harry E. and Vessie M. Olsen Jacobson. On December 23, 1963 he was united in marriage to his wife Annabelle in Elkton, Maryland. He proudly served his country in the Merchant Marines as a Seaman for over thirty years. Hewas a member of Ozark Mountain United Pentecostal Church, Ozark, Missouri. He enjoyed gardening, planting flowers, traveling and shopping for antiques with his late wife Annabelle. He was preceded in death by both of his parents, wife Annabelle, and two brothers Bill Jacobson and Lawrence Jacobson. Jason is survived by three daughters Evonne Jacobson, Sparta, Wisconsin; Pam Daffron, Mountain Home, Arkansas; Sharon Thofne, Viroqua, Wisconsin; one son Gary Jacobson, Polk City, Florida; three granddaughters Melody Tucker, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Tammy Daffron, Gassville, Arkansas; and Arnie Casey, Mountain Home, Arkansas; two great-grandchildren; two sisters Lucille Taggie, Viroqua, Wisconsin; and Sue Lunde, Glendale, Arizona. Services was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 30, 1999 in Ozark Mountain United Pentecostal Church, Ozark, Missouri, with Rev. Jerry Heard officiating. Burial followed in Selmore Cemetery under the care and direction of Mease-Barnes Funeral Home, Ozark, Missouri. Memorial contributions can be made to the Ozark Mountain United Pentecostal Church, 2100 South 16th Ave., Ozark, Missouri 65721 C/O Rev. Jerry Heard. www.obitdetails.com.

 

Jaeger, Dallas 21 Jul 1932 - 11 Aug 2008 SN-L 17 Aug 2008

[Note: Son of Charles & Clara (  ) Jaeger; married 10 Jan 1954 Irene Parker]

Dallas Jaeger, 76, of Springfield, Mo., passed away Monday, August 11, 2008, in the Missouri Veteran's Home in Mt. Vernon, Mo. Dallas was born July 21, 1932, in Gilliam, Mo., to Charles and Clara Jaeger. Dallas was united in marriage to Irene Parker on January 10, 1954, they were married for 54 years. This union had three children, Mike (Beth) Jaeger of Rapid City, S.D., Cindy (Bob) Haskins of Nixa, Mo., and Greg (Donella) Jaeger of Bolivar, Mo.; and 10 grandchildren. After serving 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, Dallas returned to Springfield in 1976. He is survived by his wife, who still resides in Springfield. Services for Dallas will be held in Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 29, 2008, with burial in Missouri Veteran's Cemetery at 1 p.m. on the same day. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Missouri Veteran's Home. The children would like to thank the Veterans Home for their excellent care of their father.

 

Jaeger, Robert Charles 8 Dec 1926 - 6 Sep 2004 SN-L 8 Sep 2004 & CCH-N 15 Sep 2004

[Note: Son of Walter & Aleda (Rosemann) Jaeger; married Billie Sue 16 Jun 1929 - 11 Nov 2000]

Robert Charles Jaeger, age 77, of Ozark, went home to be with the Lord Monday, Sept. 6, 2004, in Cox South Hospital. He was born Dec. 8, 1926, in Waterloo, Ill., the son of Walter and Aleda (Rosemann) Jaeger. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. After retirement from Manufacturers Railway in St. Louis in 1988, Bob and his wife, Billie, moved to Ozark in 1989. He loved sharing his faith, all of God's creatures, and enjoyed bowling and square dancing. He had been a member of Calvary Bible Church in Nixa, and was presently a member of Victory Baptist Church, Ozark, where he enjoyed being a choir member, teaching Sunday School, fellowshipping and ministering to others, and being called "Grandpa Bob" by many. He was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, dear friend, and brother in Christ. Survivors include six children, Connie Lemmon and her husband, Doug, St. Louis, Bruce Jaeger and his wife, Beverly, Springfield, Jim Jaeger and his wife, Shirley, Ozark, Tom Jaeger, Ozark, Barbara Brown, St. Louis, and Sheila Middleton and her husband, Roger, Valmeyer, Ill.; 11 grandchildren, Leon Wirth and his wife, Michelle, Jason Wirth and his wife, Yurika, Nicole Peirce and her husband, Steve, Seth Jaeger, Sherra Jaeger, Joe Edwards, James Edwards, Thomas Jaeger, Julia Brown, Jennifer Raley and her husband, Morgan, and Clayton Middleton; seven great-grandchildren, Hannah, Becca, Emma, Olivia, Sakura, Hayden and Kirsten; two sisters, Mary Frances Prange and Dorothy Viola; his special love, Lillie "Babe" Meadows; other family members; and many friends. His wife of fifty years, Billie S. Jaeger, preceded him in death in November, 2000. A sister, Genevieve Biglow also preceded him in death. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Bob Long and Pastor Joseph Fahl officiating. Burial will follow in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation will be from 2 until 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Memorial contributions may be made to Victory Baptist Church.

Published 09/08/04

 

Jaffe, Patsy Ruth (Stowe) 18 Sep 1927 - 24 Nov 2003 SN-L 27 Nov 2003

[Note: Daughter of  Royal H. & Julia (Hendrickson) Stowe; married 1962 Roger Jaffe]

Patsy Ruth Stowe Jaffe, age 76, of Springfield, Mo., passed away peacefully in her sleep on Nov. 24, 2003, after a two-year battle with cancer and a recent stroke that occurred on her birthday the first of September. Patsy was born in Conway, Ark. on Sept. 18, 1927, to Royal H. and Julia Hendrickson Stowe. She moved to Missouri as a small child and grew up at Turner's Station. After graduating from Rogersville High School, she joined the Navy and spent five years serving during the Korean Conflict. While in the Navy, she met and married her husband of forty-one years, Roger Jaffe. After serving in the Philippines for two years, Patsy and Roger lived in California until 1989, when they moved to Springfield, Mo. Patsy was a member of the Springfield Elks Lodge #409. She loved to travel and enjoyed reading and music. She especially enjoyed the company of her two cats, Fred and Ginger. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roger Jaffe in 1996; a brother, James Robert Stowe; and an infant brother who died at birth. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Rodney and Kathie Jaffe; a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Cindy; and three grandchildren who were her pride and joy, Erika, Pamela and Cory, all of California; a sister, Victoria Viola Lee of Springfield, Mo., Virginia Pittman and her husband, Carl, of Fair Grove, Mo.; a brother and his wife, Dan and Patricia Stowe of Ozark, Mo.; a sister-in-law, Annabelle Stowe of Springfield, Mo.; several nieces and nephews, and cousins and friends who loved and adored her. She will be greatly missed. Funeral services will be on Friday, Nov. 28, 2003, at 1 p.m. at Greenlawn Funeral Home South with burial to follow in White Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday from noon to service time in the funeral home.

Jahn, Donna Mae (Ehlers) Meaney 9 Nov 1950 - 20 Apr 2011 SN-L 21 Apr 2011 & CCH-N 27 Apr 2011
[Note: Daughter of Donald & Madeline (Coontz) Ehlers; married ? Meaney; married ? Jahn]
Donna Mae Jahn, age 61, of Nixa, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2011. She was born February 9, 1950 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the daughter of Donald and Madeline (Coontz) Ehlers. Mrs. Jahn was employed by Hiland Dairy for 24 years in the accounts payable department. She loved her family, and will be dearly missed by them. She enjoyed shopping and gardening. At an early age she was baptized and confirmed into the Minden United Church of Christ. Survivors include: Her son, Todd Meaney and wife Cindi, Cheyenne, Wyoming; a daughter, Melissa Torgeson and husband Chuck, Nixa, Missouri; a granddaughter, Amber Meaney; her mother, Madeline Ehlers, Council Bluffs, Iowa; a brother, Larry Ehlers and wife Dianne, Minden, Iowa; three sisters, Peg McCool and husband Gene, Shelby, Iowa, Laree See and husband Randy, Harrison, Arkansas, and Sandy Schnoor and husband Ron, Manilla, Iowa; nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Ehlers; a sister, Jan Evans; fraternal and maternal grandparents; and an uncle, Ron Ehlers. A memorial service will be 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Pastor Vaughn Weatherford officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Memorials in Donna's memory may be made to the family. The family would like to personally thank everyone for the cards, phone calls, visits and prayers that were sent Donna's way while hospitalized. It all helped lift her spirits greatly.

 

James, B. F. 22 Sep 1885 - 31 May 1935 CCR 6 Jun 1935 p8

[Note: Son of Frank & Sarah L. (Barton) James; married Nannie]

B.F. James, aged 50 years, of Highlandville, died Friday night, June 1, in the rooms over the Ozark Drug store which he had rented in order to be near his physician. He had been in ill health for some time. He is survived by the widow, also his mother and one brother of Dallas, Texas. His body was prepared for shipment to Dallas by T.B. Chaffin.

 

James, Bernice (Bookless) 1917 - 1 Jan 1966   CCR 6 Jan 1966 p3

Mrs. Bernice James, 48, a former Branson resident, died early Saturday at her home near Blue Jacket, Okla. after a long time. Mrs. James, a member of the Episcopal Church in Branson, moved to Okla, in March 1965. Survivors are her husband, Frank; two daughters, Mrs Betty McKnabb, Ozark and Mrs. Sue Call, Branson; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Bookless, Branson and 11 grandchildren. The body was returned to Branson for services and burial under direction of Luginbuel, Vinita, Okla.

 

James, Carl R. 1912 - 25 Dec 2006 SN-L 28 Dec 2006

Carl R. James, 94, Springfield, Mo., formerly of Ozark, departed this life Monday, December 25, 2006, at Manor Care. Private services will be held at Missouri Veterans Cemetery. There will be no viewing or visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home South, 441 W. Battlefield, Springfield.

 

James, Ethel Marie (Newberry) 17 Jun 1922 - 27 Aug 2003  SN-L 28 Aug 2003

[Note: Daughter of Oliver M. & Olive R. (Powers) Newberry; 22 Feb 1941 Francis O. James]

Ethel Marie James, 81, Billings, died at 1:48 a.m. Wednesday, August, 27, 2003, in her home. She was born June 17, 1922, in Richland, Mo., the daughter of Oliver M. and Olive R. (Powers) Newberry. She was united in marriage to Francis O. James on February 22, 1941. Mrs. James was a member of the Christian Church in Richland and a former employee of Plaza Laundry, Springfield. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Charles Davis; and an uncle, John Powers. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Francis, of the home; a daughter and her husband, Carolyn and Joe Boatright, Republic; two grandchildren and their spouses, David and Dana Boatright, Billings, and Bobbie Jo and Denny Blankenship, Marionville; two great-grandchildren, Hollie Jo and Dennis Blankenship; and other relatives. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 29, 2003, in Meadors Funeral Homes, Republic, with the Rev. Bert Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Wade Chapel Cemetery, Republic. Visitation will be 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Community Hospice.

 

James, Florence (Nelson) 7 Mar 1894 - 14 Apr 1966        CCR 21 Apr 1966 p1

[Note: Daughter of Robert Hope & Frances “Fannie“ (Stafford) Nelson; married Henry Newt James 20 Feb 1882 - 13 Sep 1960]

Funeral services for Mrs. Florence James, 72, of 1537 North Wabash, Were at 2 p.m. Sunday in Harris Chapel in Ozark. The Rev. Harold Mayes officiated, and burial was in Highlandville Cemetery. Mrs. James died at 4:30 a.m. Thursday in Bilyeu Nursing Home in Ozark after a lengthy illness. A former Christian County resident, she had lived in Springfield eight years. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Sammy Lane Jones, Galena, Mrs. Hope Hubbard, Springfield, Mrs. Georgia Harbour, Beulah, Colo. and Mrs. Madge Miller, Chestnut Ridge; and 16 grandchildren.

 

Jack, George Harold 27 Jan 1948 - 12 Oct 2008 SN-L 15 Oct 2008

[Note: Son of Clifford Orville & Elizabeth (Stewart) Jack; married 1 Nov 1980 Lola Mae Foth]

George Harold Jack, 60, of Republic, Mo., formerly of Topeka, Kan., passed away Sunday, October 12, 2008. He was born January 27, 1948, in Topeka, Kan., the son of Clifford Orville and Elizabeth (Stewart) Jack. He served in the United States Army for 21 years before retiring. He was employed by Campbell Ford in Ozark, Mo. George married Lola Mae Foth on November 1, 1980, in Topeka, Kan., She survives. Other survivors include his daughter, Jennifer Emery (Shawn) of Topeka, Kan.; two grandchildren, Destiny and Brendon Emery; and a sister, Mary Shisler of Topeka, Kan. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, David Jack. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, October 17, 2008, in Penwell-Gabel Parker-Price Chapel, 245 NW Independence, Topeka, Kan. Interment with military honors conducted by Ft. Riley funeral detail will follow in Half-Day Cemetery, Elmont, Kan. Mr. Jack will lie in state after 3 p.m. Thursday, in the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. To leave a special message for the family online, please visit This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Jackman, Fred James, Rev. 11 Apr 1903 - 8 Sep 1979 OH 13 Sep 1979 p6

[Note: married May]

Services for Fred J. Jackman, 76, Nixa, were held Tuesday in the Springfield First Baptist Church with Dr. T. T. Crabtree and A. B. Christian officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery under the direction of Harris. Mr. Jackman died Saturday afternoon in Cox Medical Center, Springfield, after a short illness. He was a native of Galena, Kan.,, attended Southwest Baptist College in Bolivar, and Draghon Business College and Drury College, Springfield. He was credit manager for Sedgwick Furniture, Springfield, for a number of years before entering the ministry in 1930. He served at Pleasant Home Baptist Church, Springfield, Center, Ash Grove, First Baptist Church, Nixa, First Baptist Church, Puxico and Broadway Baptist Church, Springfield, from which he retired in 1971. For the past three years, he has served as associate pastor of First Baptist Church, Springfield. Surviving are his wife, May; a daughter, Joan Groves, Springfield; a son, Rev. James S., Doniphan; eight grandchildren; four brothers, Robert, Natches, Miss., Bill, Neosho, George, Falls Church, Va. and Arthur, Shawnee, Okla.; and two sisters, Mrs. Rhoda Hutto, Galena, Kan. and Mrs. Nadine Hulse, Garden Grove, Calif.

 

Jackson, Allene C. (Condict) 10 Sep 1906 - 3 Apr 1990 OH 12 Apr 1990

Allene C. Jackson, 83, Ozark, died Tuesday, April 3, 1990 at Mercy Villa, Springfield. Survivors include her brother, Hal Condict, and his wife, Dorothy, Ozark; a niece, Teri Hammons; three nephews, Mike, Pete and Tom Condict. Memorial services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Ozark Presbyterian Church with Dr. Robert Brueck officiating. Services were under the direction of Harris Colonial Chapel, Ozark.

 

Jackson, Alpha Lee (Meese) 5 Jun 1909 - 6 Jun 1991

Services for Alpha Lee Jackson, 82, Navasota, Texas, formerly of Springfield, will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Greenlawn Funeral Home South.  Burial will be in Manley Cemetery, near Battlefield.  Mrs. Jackson, a homemaker, died at 5:50 p.m. Thursday in Grimes County Hospital, Navasota.  Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.

 

Jackson, Annette Jesselyn (Crowe) 7 Mar 1921 - 17 Mar 1994 OH 23 Mar 1994

[Note: Daughter of William Carleton & Emma (Burgess) Crowe; married Mack Jackson]

Annette Jesselyn Jackson, 73, Nixa, died Thursday, March 17, 1994 at 7:45 p.m. in her home. She was born March 7, 1921 in Kansas City, the daughter of William Carleton Crowe and Emma Burgess. On January 21, 1946, she was united in marriage to Mack Jackson, who survives. She was also a retired school teacher. She is survived by two sons, Mike Jackson, Springfield, and Don Jackson, Kansas City; a daughter, Emma Lee Jackson Hurst, Forsyth; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, March 19, at 2:30 p.m. at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Nixa, with burial in Hopkins Memorial Cemetery, Hopkins.

 

Jackson, Arnold B. 30 Nov 1902 -25 Jan 1988 OH 3 Mar 1988

[Note: married Clessa 21 Dec 1901 - Aug 1987]

Arnold B. Jackson, Petaluma, California, died Jan. 25 of this year. Memorial services were held at Petaluma Valley Baptist Church. Burial was at the Cypress Hill Memorial Park in Petaluma. Mr. Jackson worked as a welder for 30 years, first at Mare Island Naval Shipyards and then for Poultry Producers and Golden Eagle Feed Mills. He was preceded in death by his wife, Clessa, in 1987. Survivors include one son; William D. Jackson, Petaluma; two grandsons; and seven great-grandchildren. He was the brother of Ellis Jackson, Marshfield, Hazel Dunn, Rogersville, and Bernice Jackson and Mabel Northrip, Springfield.

 

Jackson, Barbara J. "Bonnie" (Stephen) 29 Jul 1924 - 20 Mar 1988 OH 31 Mar 1988

[Note: Daughter of John & Myrtle (Wheeler) Stephen; married 24 May 1947 Rex Jackson]

Barbara J. "Bonnie" Jackson, 63, of Rogersville, died March 20 in her home after a short illness. She was born July 29, 1924, in Stone County, to John and Myrtle Wheeler Stephen. She was married to Rex Jackson May 24, 1947, in Galena, Kansas. Her survivors include her husband, Rex; two sons, Russell and John, both of Springfield; three daughters, Becky Hawkins and Polly Jackson, both of Springfield, and Caroel Nowack, Ozark; two brothers, Kirtis Stephen, Galena, and Lynn Stephen of California; seven sisters, Marie Booth, Ruby Davis, Virginia Brown, Maxine Lee, Betty Beaver, Mary Pippin, and Marcella Hathaway, all of California; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

 

Jackson, Bedford, Rev. 21 Oct 1925 - 15 May 2006 SN-L 17 May 2006

Reverend Bedford Jackson, 80, Ozark, Mo., died Monday, May 15, in Christian Health Care East. Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 18, in Hopedale Baptist Church, Ozark. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the church, with burial in the church cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at www.walnutlawnfuneralhome.com.

 

Jackson, Bennie E. 17 May 1945 - 11 Dec 2003 SN-L 2 Jan 2004

[Note: Son of Robert A. & Mildred (  ) Jackson; married Tonya]

Bennie E. Jackson, age 58, of Springfield, passed away at 2:09 a.m. Dec. 11, 2003, in his home. A retired firefighter, he was formerly a member of the Shriners. He was an avid fan of stock car racing. Survivors include his wife, Tonya; son Todd; daughter Angie; stepson Jamie Earl; four brothers, Leonard, Joe, Roger and Robert Jackson; and a sister, Nancy Smith. He was preceded in death by his brother, Harold Jackson; his mother, Mildred Jackson; and his father, Robert Jackson. Burial will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, in Spokane Cemetery under direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home North. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Jackson family c/o Greenlawn North, 3506 N. National, Springfield, MO 65803.

 

Jackson, Billy Gene 1938 - 30 Sep 2005 SN-L 26 Oct 2005

Billy Gene Jackson, 67, passed away in his home in Hallock, Minn., September 30, 2005. He was a former Springfield resident and a retired truck driver. Graveside services will be held at the Eisenhour Cemetery in Spokane, Mo., on Friday, October 28, 2005, at 1 p.m.

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Jackson, Billy Gene 20 Dec 1937 - 30 Sep 2005 CCH-N 26 Oct 2005

            Billy Gene Jackson, 67, passed away in his home in Hallock, Minn. On Friday Sept. 30, 2005. Bill was born in Reeds Spring on Dec. 20, 1937 to Eugene Everett Jackson and Bonnie Rantz. He is survived by a son, Thomas Jackson and wife Melissa of White, Ga. And by a daughter, Sandra Crane and husband rod and a grandson, Aaron Crane, all of Springfield; a brother, Bob Jackson and wife Carlene, of Ava; a sister, Linda Cameron and husband, David of Cache, Okla.; and two half brothers, Jimmy Elder and Gene Jackson and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, and many good friends. Graveside services will be held at the Eisenhour Cemetery, Spokane, at 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28, 2005.


Jackson, Bradley 3 Aug 1976 - 25 Jun 2005 SN-L 27 Jun 2005

[Note: Son of Larry A. & Darlene (Massengale) Jackson]

Bradley Jackson, age 28, of Nixa, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2005, following a long illness. He was born August 3, 1976, the son of Larry A. and Darlene (Massengale) Jackson. He attended Nixa High School and SMSU. Bradley had an outgoing personality, had a great sense of humor, and enjoyed telling a good joke. He was an avid Cardinal Baseball fan, and could often be found at his computer playing games or writing poetry or short stories. Survivors include his parents, Larry and Darlene, Nixa; eight brothers and sisters: Chad Jackson, Jamie Jackson, and Jake Jackson, all of Nixa; Russell Jackson, Roanoke, Va.; Daniel Jackson, East Moline, Ill.; Andrew Jackson, Springfield;

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Jackson, Bradley 3 Aug 1976 - 25 Jun 2005 CCH-N 6 Jul 2005

            Bradley Jackson, age 28, of Nixa, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2005, following a long illness. He was born August 3, 1976, the son of Larry A. and Darlene (Massengale) Jackson. He attended Nixa High School and Southwest Missouri State University. Bradley had an outgoing personality, had a great sense of humor, and enjoyed telling a good joke. He was an avid Cardinal Baseball fan, and could often be found at his computer playing games or writing poetry or short stories. Survivors include: His parents, Larry and Darlene, Nixa; eight brothers and sisters: Chad Jackson, Jamie Jackson, and Jake Jackson, all of Nixa; Russell Jackson, Roanoke, Va.; Daniel Jackson, East Moline, Ill.; Andrew Jackson, Springfield; LuAnn Henderson, Andover, Ill., and John Jackson, Moline, Ill.; many nieces and nephews; several aunts and uncles; and a host of other relatives and friends. His grandparents preceded him in death. The family would like to extend a special thank you to friends and associates with the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Southwest Center for Independent Living. A graveside funeral was 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 29 in Highlandville Cemetery. Visitation was Tuesday evening in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Memorial contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.


Jackson, Carl E. 1928 - 3 Apr 1963         CCR 11 Apr 1963

[Note: Son of Clarence & Jewel (Stapp) Jackson; married Jean M. 1927 - 1987]

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday at Harris Chapel for Carl E. Jackson, 34, of Ozark, who died Wednesday afternoon, April 3, at the state hospital in Mt. Vernon. The Rev. Sylva Howard officiated and burial was in Hopedale Cemetery. Survivors are his wife, Jean; two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Johnson, Ozark, and Judy, of the home; a son, Carlos of the home; his mother, Mrs. Jewell Jackson, 2664 East Blaine, Springfield; two brothers, Harold, Springfield, and Paul, Route 3, Springfield; two sisters, Mrs. Francis Dalton, Ozark, and Mrs. Merle Iorg, Bruner; and a grandchild.

 

Jackson, Charles D. "Charlie" 1942 - 23 May 2009 SN-L 27 May 2009 & CCH-N 3 Jun 2009

[Note: Son of David Benjamin & Mary Elizabeth ( ) Jackson; married Janet]

Charles D. "Charlie" Jackson, 64, of Nixa, passed away in his home, Saturday, May 23, 2009, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Lebanon, Missouri, to Mary Elizabeth and David Benjamin Jackson. Charlie was a loving husband and wonderful companion to his wife Janet for forty years. He enjoyed race cars and sponsored two drivers through his business with Century Paving. He also loved to go to car shows with Janet. He enjoyed driving antique cars during parades, sharing his knowledge and photos with friends and family. Charles loved animals and was devoted to his Italian greyhound, Mandy, who was his faithful companion and best friend. Preceding Charles in death were his parents; and a brother Benny Lee. Charles is survived by his wife Janet; brothers, David Jackson and wife Kathy, J. D. Jackson and wife Phyllis; grandson Heath Jackson; and a host of nephews and nieces and cousins. A visitation will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2009, from 7 to 9 p.m., with services on Friday, May 29, 2009, at 2 p.m., in Klingner Cope Family Funeral Home at White Chapel, 5234 W. State Highway EE (Division). Interment will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Memorial Contributions may be made to Oxford Hospice, 1550 E. Sunshine, Springfield, MO 65804, in lieu of flowers. Online condolences may be made at www.klingnerfuneralhome.com

 

Jackson, Charlie R. 1911 - 11 Jun 1968     CCR 13 Jun 1968 p8

[Note: married Sally]

Charlie R. Jackson, 57, Nixa, died at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday at his home after a 6-month illness. Mr. Jackson was employed by Springfield Co., Springfield before his illness. He is survived by his wife, Sally; one step-son, Joe Marriott, Springfield; one step-daughter, Mrs. Jay Ann Sterling, Springfield; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Cook, Galloway; one brother, Claude, Nixa; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Harris Chapel in Nixa with the Rev. Joseph M. Fahl officiating. Burial will be in Maple Park Cemetery, Springfield.

 

Jackson, Charley Roscoe 2 Sep 1892 - 13 Jan 1941 CCR 23 Jan 1941 p1

[Note: Son of Isaac G. & Martha J. (Carter) Jackson; married 11 Aug 1919 Dora Jackson 18 Dec 1896 - 2 Oct 1935; married 19 May 1936 Nadine (?) Flood]

Charley Roscoe Jackson, son of L. and Martha Jackson was born September 2, 1892 and departed this life at the hospital at Fayetteville, Arkansas, January 13, 1941 at the age of 48 years, four months and 11 days. He was married to Dora Jackson and to this union were born three sons, Glenn, Wilburn, and Ralph. His wife preceded him in death October 2, 1935. One brother, Jim, and his parents also preceded him in death. He was married to Mrs. Nadine Flood May 10, 1936. Charley was converted last fall during a revival held at Union Chapel and was baptized October 13, 1940. Those who survive him are his wife and three sons, one step-daughter, Rachel Jane Flood, a niece, Mary Jackson, who lives in the home, two brothers, Randolph of Billings, Rt. 1, and Lon of Nixa, other relatives and a host of friends to mourn his departure. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Tuesday in the Union Chapel church conducted by Rev. Roscoe Harding with burial in the McConnell cemetery under direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home.

 

Jackson, Claude 24  Nov 1902 - 3 Mar 1972 CCR 9 Mar 1972 p4 & OH 9 Mar 1972 p6

[Note: spelling from tombstone; married 7 Jun 1930 Verba Campbell; married  25 May 1937 Goldie G. Anderson]

Funeral services for Claud Jackson, 69, of Route 1, Ozark, were at 2 p.m. Sunday in Harris Chapel, Nixa, with the Rev Allen Harrison officiating. Burial was in McConnell Cemetery. Mr.. Jackson died at 7:40 a.m. Friday in the Missouri State Chest Hospital, Mr. Vernon. He was a resident of the Nixa community most of his life, and came to Ozark in June of 1971. Surviving are his wife, Goldie, and a sister, Mrs. Fannie Cook of Springfield.

 

Jackson, Clifford Glen “Jimmy” 5 Dec 1914 - 13 Dec 1983  OH 22 Dec 1983 p9

[Note: Son of  James Frank & Parthena (Hunt) Jackson; married Willena Jeannette McClure 20 May 1921 - 22 Mar 2010 ]

Services for Clifford Glen “Jimmy” Jackson, 69, Billings, were held Dec. 16 at Williams Chapel, Marionville, with the Revs. W. E. Dowell and Faye White officiating, Burial was in Delaware Cemetery near Nixa. Mrs. Jackson died of natural causes Dec. 13 at his home. He was a member of Baptist Temple in Springfield. Survivors include his wife, Willena; two daughters, Rebecca Sue Brown, Billings and Marcia Jane Sanders, Marionville; three brothers, Herbert and Gaylord, both of Nixa, and Jessie, Broken Arrow, Okla.; one sister, Lorene Estes, Tulsa, Okla.’ five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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Jackson, Clifford Glen “Jimmy” 5 Dec 1914 - 13 Dec 1983  gwobit

Clifford Glen “Jimmy” Jackson, 69, Route 2, Billings, died of natural causes Tuesday afternoon at his home.  Mr. Jackson was a member of Springfield Baptist Temple.  Survivors include his wife, Willena; two daughters, Mrs. Rebecca Sue Brown, Billings, and Mrs. Marcia Jane Sanders, Marionville; three brothers, Herbert and Gaylord, both of Nixa, and Jessie, Broken Arrow, Okla.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  Williams of Marionville will announce services.

 

Jackson, Daisy (McHaffie) 8 Nov 1917 - 12 Apr 1979 OH 19 Apr 1979 p11

[Note: Daughter of Newt & Lula (Roberts) McHaffie]

Funeral services for Mrs. Daisy Jackson, 61, Springfield, former Bruner resident, were held Monday in the Harris Chapel, Ozark. The Rev. Rex Henderson officiated. Burial was in Galloway Cemetery. Mrs. Jackson died last Thursday in Cox Medical Center after a two-year illness. She had been a Springfield resident since moving here from Bruner in 1941. She was a 30-year employee of Woolworth here and a member of Galloway Baptist Church. Survivors include one son, Glen of Ozark; one daughter, Wanda of the home; two brothers, Dewey McHaffie of Bruner and Marvin McHaffie of Portland, Ore.; four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

 

Jackson, Deborah Anne (Naprieralski) 1963 - 20 Nov 2007 SN-L 23 Nov 2007

[Note: Daughter of Charles & Helen (  ) Napieralski; married 1981 Charles Jackson]

Deborah Anne Jackson passed away November 20, 2007, at her home in Billings, Mo., at the age of 44 years. She is survived by her husband Charles. They were married 26 years and had three sons, Carmen, Charles Jr. and Carl Allen. She was the daughter of Charles Napieralski and Helen Napieralski Morgan. Preceding her in death were her father and a granddaughter, Salem Grace, who died at birth. Her family and her beloved cats, Squiggles and Tom, and Goliath, her dog, will greatly miss her. Memorial services will be at Greenlawn North Funeral Home in Springfield at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 24, 2007.

 

Jackson, Delbert 6 Feb 1921 – 20 Sep 1995  CCH-N 27 Sep 1995

[Note: Son of Isaac & Nellie Price (Atchison) Jackson; married 2 Aug 1944 Dorothy Irene Gideon 12 Apr 1927 - 9 Oct 2009]

Delbert Jackson, 74, of Sparta, died Wednesday, Sept. 20,1995 in his home. He was born February 6, 1921 in Omaha, Arkansas, and was the son of Isaac and Nellie Atchison Jackson. On August 2, 1944, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Gideon. His parents preceded him in death as well as three sisters, Freda Kinyon, Hila Gideon, and Irene Jackson. Survivors include: his wife, Dorothy; six children and their spouses, Mike and Genevia Jackson, Sparta, Mary and Pat Kelley, Raytown, Wanda and David Stillings, Ava, Sharon and Larry Kirby, Rogersville, Gary Jackson, of the home, and Pamela and Gary Ferris, Pheonix, Arizona; five sisters, Edith Friend and her husband, Wayne, Grand Junction, Colorado, Thira Johnson, Ozark, Earnestine McTeer, Sparta, Novella Thompson and her husband, Ray, Sparta, and Mara Rantz, Sparta; five grandsons; two granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 24, 1995, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Benny DeWitt officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.

 

Jackson, Dennis Edward 2 Jun 1930 - 28 Sep 2008 SN-L 1 Oct 2008

[Note: Son of Edward & Ethel (Dawson) Jackson; married 23 May 1968 Linda C. Dawson]

Dennis Edward Jackson, 78, of Nixa, Mo., passed away at 11:58 a.m. Sunday, September 28, 2008, in St. John's Hospital. He was born on June 2, 1930, in Brighton, England. Dennis was the retired C.E.O. of Cambridge Lab. On May 23, 1968, in Springfield, Mo., he was united in marriage to Linda German. He loved to read, was an avid video game player and loved to travel. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Ethel (Dawson) Jackson; and a son, David E. Jackson. He is survived by his wife, Linda C. Jackson of the home; two children, Mark J. Jackson and wife, Wendy of Nixa, Mo., and Deborah Jackson and John Palmisano of Springfield, Mo.; grandchildren, Sara of the home, Laura and Jerry both of Nixa, and Amy of Branson; and by a host of family and friends and by his four dogs. Visitation will be held in Greenlawn Funeral Home East, from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, October 3, 2008. The family asks for memorials to be made to the Southwest Missouri Humane Society, 3161 W. Norton Rd., Springfield, MO 65803.

 

Jackson, Denzil Lonzo 23 Aug 1898 - 10 May 1967 CCR 11 May 1967 p1

[Note: married Vesta]

Denzil Lonzo Jackson, 68, retired Frisco shop employee, died at 9:05 a.m. Wednesday in his home in Garrison. Mr. Jackson was a member of the Southern Baptist Convention. He went to Springfield in 1921 to work for Frisco, moving to Yakima, Wash, in 1945. He returned to the Ozarks in 1965.  Surviving are his wife, Vesta; a son, Rex, Fordland; two daughters, Mrs. Marcelle Millstead, Springfield; Mrs. J. Joyce Dalrymple, Garrison; two brothers, Ernie, Bradleyville and Lee, Smallett; and 10 grandchildren. Arrangements are under direction of Harris of Ozark.

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Jackson, Denzil Lonzo 23 Aug 1898 - 10 May 1967 CCR 18 May 1967 p1

Funeral services for Denzil Lonzo Jackson, 68, Garrison, were at 2 p.m. Saturday in Bradleyville Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Chester Burns officiating. Burial was in Mills Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark. Mr. Jackson died at 9:05 a.m. Wednesday May 10 in his home.

 

Jackson, Dora (Jackson) 18 Dec 1896 - 2 Oct 1935 CCR 10 Oct 1935 p4

[Note: Daughter of Andrew & May (Kimberlin) Jackson; married 11 Aug 1919 Charles Roscoe Jackson 2 Dec 1892 - 13 Jan 1941]

Funeral services for Dora Jackson, age 38 years, who died at her home near Lone Hill school last Wednesday after a lingering illness were held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the McConnell cemetery, conducted by Rev. Harding of Nixa, with burial there under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever. She is survived by her husband, Charles Jackson, three sons, Glenn, Wilbert and Ralph, and one sister, Sophia Jackson, other relatives and a host of friends.

 

Jackson, Dorothy Irene (Gideon) 12 Apr 1927 - 9 Oct 2009 CCH-N 14 Oct 2009

[Note: Daughter of Eldo & Ora (McTeer) Gideon; married 2 Aug 1944 Delbert Jackson 6 Feb 1921 - 20 Sep 1995]

Dorothy Irene Jackson, 82, of Sparta, went to be with the Lord Oct. 9, 2009, in Ozark Nursing and Care Center. She was born April 12, 1927, in Chadwick, the daughter of Eldo and Ora (McTeer) Gideon. On Aug. 2, 1944, she and Delbert Jackson were united in marriage. Dorothy was a member of Oldfield Full Gospel Church. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and enjoyed being a homemaker. Survivors include: six children and their spouses, Mike and Genevia Jackson, Sparta, Mary and Pat Kelley, Ozark, Wanda and David Stillings, Ava, Sharon and Larry Kirby, Sparta, Garry and Kathy Jackson, Sparta, and Pamela and Gary Ferris, Ozark; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Faye Rantz and husband Kenny and Sue Schreiner and husband George. She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert; her parents, Eldo and Ora Gideon; two sisters, Eula Mae Burkhart, and Shirley Loomis; and four brothers, Eugene Gideon, Dale Gideon, Leo Gideon and Don Gideon. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., today, Oct. 14 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Ben DeWitt officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Sparta.  Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 13 in the funeral home.

 

Jackson, Eugene E. “Gene” 29 Oct 1898 - 23 Jun 1964     CCR 25 Jun 1964 p1

[Note: Son of Isaac G. & Martha J. (Carter) Jackson; married Pearl Brown]

E. E. “Gene” Jackson, 65, native of the Chestnut Ridge community, died Tuesday morning in Riverside, Calif. Mr. Jackson lived in Kansas City before going to Los Angeles, Calif, 25 years ago. Survivors are a son, Earl and a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Clark, both of Los Angeles; two brothers, Fred and Robert of Springfield; and a sister, Mrs. Pearl Melton, Highlandville. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Harris Chapel. The Rev. Tip Keithley will officiate with burial in Spokane Cemetery.

 

Jackson,  Eugene E. “Gene” 18 Apr 1920 - 8 Jan 1999  CCH-N 20 Jan 1999

[Note: Son of Eugene E. “Gene“ & Pearl (Brown) Jackson; married Annabelle]

Gene Jackson, 78, Ozark, went to be with the Lord at 10:52 p.m. Friday January 8, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. Gene was born April 18, 1920, in Reeds Spring, to Eugene and Pearl Brown Jackson. On March 24, 1983, he was united in marriage to Annabelle in Miami, OK. He was preceded in death by his mother and one infant son. His survivors include his wife Annabelle, three sons, Bill Jackson, Glyndyn, MN., Bob Jackson and wife Carlene, Ava, and Gene Jackson Jr. and Tammy, Ozark, five daughters, Mrs. Linda Cameron, Cash, OK., Mrs. Kathy Osborn, Lolo, MT, Mrs. Karen Matthews, Ozark, Mrs. Darla Swearengin, Sparta, and Mrs. Julie Arnall, Ozark, three brothers Arthur Elder, Reeds Spring, Buck Elder, Kansas City, and Junior Elder, Reeds Spring, one sister Zola Brawner, Galena, three brother-in-laws Jim Allen, Highlandville, Fred and wife Mary Allen, Springfield, and Wilford and wife Mary Allen Los Angles, CA, fifteen grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren. He loved to attend church and testify how the Lord had saved him. Gene also enjoyed farming and raising beef cattle. He was a great gardener and loved to watch things grow that he had planted. For forty years Gene also trucked and hauled cedar post and grain. Gene was a Veteran of World War II and is a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a loving husband and father. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 12 in Mease-Barnes Funeral Home, Ozark. Rev. Gary Jennings and Rev. Gayle Cobb officiating. Burial will follow in the Prospect Cemetery, Ozark. Visitation was Monday, January 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.

 

Jackson, Everett E. 6 Jun 1917 - 27 Oct 1978 OH 2 Nov 1978 p9

[Note: Son of Claude N., & Fannie (Allen) Jackson]

OZARK - Everett E. Jackson, 61. Missouri Hotel, Springfield. died at 1:10 p.m. Friday in Cox Medical Center, Springfield after a short illness. He was born in Chestnut Ridge, MO. and had lived most of his life in the Kansas City area before moving to Springfield 12 years ago. He was a veteran of World War II. Survivors include one son, Billy E. of Nevada; two daughters, Miss Judy Jackson, Kansas City and Mrs. Deborah Kirksey, Independence, seven grandchildren; two brothers, Noel of Ozark and Loyd of Kansas City. Services were at 2 p.m. Monday in Harris Chapel, Ozark with the Rev. Clifford Day officiating. burial was in National Cemetery in Springfield

 

Jackson, Everett Lois 1864 -15 Feb 1951  CCR 22 Feb 1951

[Note: married Martha]

Everett Lois Jackson, 86, life-long resident of Stone county, MO died February 15 at his home near Hurley. Mr. Jackson was a retired farmer. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon in the Hurley high school auditorium by Rev. Frank Eaton. Burial was made in the Short cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Harris of Clever. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Martha Jackson, of the home; one son, Wade Jackson of Hurley; four daughters, Mrs. Edith Herndon of Riverside, CA, Mrs. Agnes Baugh of Colton, Ca, Mrs. Margie Gold of Crane and Mrs. Wands Ruckman of Springfield; 15 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

 

Jackson, Fannie (Allen) 27 Nov 1877 - 7 Jul 1925 CCR 10 Jul 1925 p1

[Note: Daughter of  J. R. & Ada (Williams) Allen; married Claude N. Jackson 1894 - 1926]

Died: Mrs. Fanny Jackson, wife of Claude Jackson, died at the Ozark Sanatarium, Tuesday, July 7, 1925, aged 27 years, 7 months and 10 days. The remains were taken to the Ozark Undertaking parlors and prepared for burial. Funeral services were held at Spokane, Mo. At 11:00 o’clock a.m. Wednesday with burial in the Spokane cemetery. The deceased leaves the husband and three small children and other relatives to mourn their loss.

 

Jackson, Fannie (Troost) 4 Jun 1866 - 4 May 1935 CCR 9 May 1935 p6

[Note: married 1887 Robert Jackson 1862 - 18 Mar 1906; parents names unknown on DC; brothers surname in obit differs from other records]

Fannie Jackson was born in Tennessee, June 4, 1864 and departed this life May 4, 1931 at the age of 70 years and 1 month. She was married to Robert Jackson in 1887. To this union seven children were born, one son and her husband having preceded her in death. Some 35 years ago she united with the Christian church at Jamesville, MO, but later moved her membership to Republic where she was a member at the time of her death. Those who survive are 6 children; four girls and two boys: Mrs. Ida Steele of Ponce De Leon, Mrs. Anna Jackson, Nixa, MO, and Mrs. Lizzie Hiatt of Ozark, MO, Mrs. Lou Nix of Canada; Charley and Claude of Nixa, MO. Two brothers, Sam and Henry Trouwt of Oklahoma, 15 grandchildren and other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at the home 3 miles north west of Nixa at 1 p.m. Sunday with burial in the Ponce De Leon cemetery under the direction of Harding and Maples Funeral Home of Nixa.

 

Jackson, Florence Vesta (Viles) 4 Dec 1903 - 6 Dec 1987  OH 10 Dec 1987

[Note: Daughter of  William Sanders & Nancy Jane "Nannie" (Jackson) Viles;

married Fred Jackson 1 Jan 1902 - 12 Feb 1980]

Florence V. Jackson, 84, Springfield, died at 4:25 p.m. Sunday at the Mount Vernon Hospital after a short illness. Services for Mrs. Jackson were held Wednesday at Klingner Chapel, with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was in Spokane Cemetery, Spokane. Born in Christian County, Mrs. Jackson had been a longtime resident of Springfield. She was preceded in death by her husband; Fred; a daughter, Ruth; and two sons, Ralph, Jr., and Jackie. Her survivors include three sons John and Bill, Everton, and Charles, Springfield; two daughters, Beulah McCoy, Ozark, and Helen Angus, Willard; two sisters, Lavenia Roberts, Spokane, and Gladys Courtois, Springfield; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Jackson, Fred 1 Jan 1902 - 12 Feb 1980  OH 21 Feb 1980 p2

[Note: Son of Isaac G. & Martha J. (Carter) Jackson; married Florence Vesta Viles 4 Dec 1903 - 6 Dec 1987]

Services for Fred Jackson, 77, Springfield, father of Mrs. Beulah McCoy, Ozark, were held last Friday at the Klingner Chapel in Springfield, Burial was in Spokane Cemetery. He is survived also by his wife, Florence and five other children. Mr. Jackson died Feb. 13 in St. John’s Regional Health Center after a long illness.

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Jackson, Fred 1 Jan 1902 - 12 Feb 1980 OH 28 Feb 1980 pB7

Card of Thanks

We would like to thank everyone for the prayers, food and flowers in the loss of our loves one.  The Fred Jackson Family

 

Jackson, Gaylord "Fuzz" 27 Jul 1918 - 5 Jan 2006 SN-L 6 Jan 2006

[Note: Son of James Franklin & Parthena (Hunt) Jackson; married 17 Nov 1954 Mary Lou Young]

Gaylord "Fuzz" Jackson, age 87, of Nixa, passed away Thursday, January 5, 2006. He was born July 27, 1918, in Nixa, the son of Frank and Parthena (Hunt) Jackson. On November 17, 1954, he and Mary Lou Young were united in marriage in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Mr. Jackson worked as a house painter and also a trailer dealer before retirement. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Mary Lou; nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Herbert, Jess, and Glen Jackson, two sisters, Eula Nelson and Lorene Estes, and his parents. A graveside funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 7, in Delaware Cemetery, west of Nixa. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa

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Jackson, Gaylord F. "Fuzz" 27 Jul 1918 - 5 Jan 2006 CCH-N 25 Jan 2006

            Gaylord "Fuzz" Jackson, age 87, of Nixa, died January 5, 2006. A graveside funeral was 1 p.m. January 7, in Delaware Cemetery, west of Nixa. 

 

Jackson, Gilbert Alonzo “Lon” 19 May 1890 - 28 Oct 1976

[Note: Son of Elijah & Martha J. (  ) Jackson; married Hattie/Annie Jane Jackson 27 Jun 1893 - 21 Jun 1946]

Lon Jackson, 86, of 1107 South Hillcrest, died at 11:15 a.m. Thursday in Cox Medical Center after a short illness.  A native of the Nixa community, Mr. Jackson was a retired farmer who had lived in Springfield for the past 30 years.  He was a veteran of World War I.  Surviving are four sons, Roscoe, of 3121 West Page, Robert, of 1134 South Hillcrest, Lee, of Yucaipa, Calif., and Guy, of Route 7; two daughters, Mrs. Edith Wade, 1107 South Hillcrest, and Mrs. Dorothy Fields, 610 North Brown; 17 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.  Services will be announced by Ayre-Goodwin Funeral Home.

 

Jackson, Harvey Clarence 10 Oct 1894 - 20 Feb 1941 CCR 20 Feb 1941 p1

[Note: Son of Joseph A. & Sarah Jane (Copeland) Jackson; married 29 Mar 1914 CCM Jewel Stapp 24 Oct 1899 - 4 Apr 1988]

Clarence Jackson, 46, former eastern judge of the Christian county court, was injured fatally at 4:30 Wednesday afternoon at his sawmill in the northeast part of the county. Judge Jackson, who lived north of Bruner, was rushed to Ozark and then on to Springfield where he died in Burge hospital at 1:25 am, Thursday. A punctured skull was the cause of his death, with numerous other severe injuries contributing. His face, chest and skull were horribly crushed when he was struck by a large chain which accidentally became entangled in the saw blade. He had operated his mill in that section of the county for several years and was known as one of the largest producers of native oak lumber in this section. A jovial, energetic man, Judge Jackson had wide acquaintance and hundreds of friends in all parts of the county. During his eight years as associate judge of the county court, he gained a reputation for unquestioned efficiency and integrity. He was extremely loyal to his friends and will be remembered as one of the best judges the county has ever had. He was elected in 1930 and served in the office four terms. Funeral services for Judge Jackson will be held at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon at Union chapel, near his home, under direction of the Rathbun & Chaffin Funeral Home of Sparta. Interment will be in the Union Chapel cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Jewel Jackson, two daughters, Mrs. Francis Dalton and Miss Merle Jackson, three sons, Carl, Harold, and Paul, his mother, Mrs. Azariah Jackson, and one brother, Paris Jackson, all of near Bruner.

 

Jackson, Hattie Jane (Jackson) 27 Jun 1893 - 21 Jan 1946 CCR 24 Jan 1946 p1

[Note: Daughter of Robert A. “Bob” & Fannie (Troost) Jackson; married Gilbert Alonzo “Lon” Jackson 19 May 1890 - 28 Oct 1976; listed in some sources as Annie Jane (Jackson) Jackson]

Mrs. Hattie Jane Jackson, 53, wife of Lon Jackson of route 1, Nixa, died Monday afternoon at her home. Surviving are four sons, Roscoe and Robert Jackson of Springfield, Lee Jackson of the Navy, and Guy Jackson of the home, and two daughters, Dorothy and Edith Jackson, both of the home. Funeral arrangements are under direction of the Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Jackson, Herbert “Hub” 28 Jun 1908 - 11 Feb 1990

[Note: Son of James Franklin & Parthena (Hunt) Jackson; married 6 Aug 1932 Hester Ann Aven 3 March 1912 - 27 Apr 2001]

Herbert “Hub” Jackson, 81, Nixa, died at 6 p.m. Sunday in his home after a long illness.  A lifelong resident of the Nixa area, he was a stock farmer.  He attended Calvary Bible Church.  He is survived by his wife, Hester; a daughter, Joretta Fitzpatrick, and her husband, Bill, Nixa; a brother, Gaylord Jackson, Nixa; two grandsons, Rickey and Randy Fitzpatrick, both of Nixa; and five great-grandsons.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Joseph Fahl officiating.  Burial will be in Delaware Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.

 

Jackson, Hester Ann (Aven) 3 March 1912 - 27 Apr 2001 SN-L 28 Apr 2001

[Note: Daughter of Walter & Josie (Hedgpeth) Aven; married 6 Aug 1932 Herbert “Hub” Jackson 28 Jun 1908 - 11 Feb 1990]

Hester Ann (Aven) Jackson, 89, Nixa, passed away Friday, April 27, 2001, in her daughter’s home. She was born March 3, 1912, in Nixa, the daughter of Walter and Josie (Hedgpeth) Aven. On August 6, 1932, she and Herbert Jackson were married. He preceded her in death in 1990.  Mrs. Jackson attended Calvary Bible Church. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Joretta and Billy Fitzpatrick, Nixa; two grandsons, Rickey Fitzpatrick and wife Shirley and Randy Fitzpatrick all of Nixa; three great-grandsons, Chris Fitzpatrick and wife Michelle, Daren Fitzpatrick and wife Muffy and Cory Fitzpatrick, all of Nixa; two great-great-grandsons, Derek and Zack Fitzpatrick; and two sisters, Ollie Ginger, Nixa; and Bessie Owen, Springfield. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29 in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with the Rev. Joseph Fahl officiating. Burial will follow in Delaware Cemetery, west of Nixa. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Springfield News-Leader, April 28, 2001.

 

Jackson, Homer W. “Jack” 31 Aug 1907 - 10 Aug 1983 OH 18 Aug 1983 p8 & SN-L 12 Aug 1983

Services for Homer W. “Jack” Jackson, 75, Springfield, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Greenlawn Funeral Homer South with Ron Blakey officiating. Burial will follow in Manley Cemetery south of Springfield Mr. Jackson died at 7:23 p.m. Wednesday in St. John’s Regional Health Center after a long illness. A lifelong Greene County resident, he was  a retired Frisco Railway machinist and member of West and Lincoln Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Alpha L; a son, Homer Lee, Navasota, Texas; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Sue White, Dallas, Texas; a brother, Hiram, Philadelphia; a sister, Mrs. Bertha Branson, Ozark; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Springfield News-Leader, August 12 1983.

 

Jackson, Infant Twin Sons 13 Feb 1977 - 13 Feb 1977 OH 17 Feb 1977 p8

[Note: Sons of Robert O. & Mary (Barbee) Jackson]

Graveside services for the infant twin sons of Robert O. and Mary E. Jackson, 1242 South Cedarbrook were in Hazelwood Cemetery under direction of Gorman-Scharp-Abbott. The infants died about 2:13 a.m. Sunday in St. John’s Hospital. Survivors other than the parents include a half-sister, Michele of Rogersville; paternal grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. W. H. Jackson of Kansas, maternal grandmother, Mrs. Bonnie Barbee, 863 South Grand and maternal grandfather, Harvey Barbee, Hemet, Calif.

 

Jackson, Jack C. 11 Apr 1917 -  23 Jan 1971    CCR 28 Jan 1971 p8

[Note: married Terry; Obit does use both the surname Jarson and Jackson - SSDI says Jackson is correct]

Jack C. Jarson, 53, of Route 2, Ozark, was pronounced dead on arrival at 4:05 p.m. Saturday at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, after suffering an apparent heart attack.

Mr. Jackson was a  former resident of Springfield, and had lived here the past three years. He was an employee of Owens-Illinois Forest Products division of Kansas City. He was a member of the Elks Lodge in Springfield. Mr. Jackson is survived by his wife, Terry Jackson of the one; one son, Carl Jackson of Providence, R. I.; and one brother, J. Shannon Jackson of Placitas, N. M. Funeral services will be at 1:30 a.m. today at Margarum Chapel in Gahanna, Ohio. the family received friends at Harris Chapel from 1:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Jefferson Cemetery, Franklin County, Ohio.

 

Jackson, James Franklin 23 Oct 1878 - 29 Feb 1964

[Note: Son of James Frank & Sarah Ellen (Glidewell) Jackson; married Parthena Hunt 15 Apr 1881 - 19 Jun 1950]

James Franklin Jackson, 85, a retired farmer of the Marionville community, died Thursday morning in St. John’s Hospital at Springfield where he had been a patient for six days.  He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Lorene Estes, San Mateo, Calif.; four sons, Jess, Phoenix, Ariz., Herbert and Gaylord, both of Nixa, and Glen, of Billings; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, two nieces and a nephew.  Arrangements will be announced by Bradford-Surridge of Marionville.

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Jackson, James Franklin 23 Oct 1878 - 29 Feb 1964        CCR 27 Feb 1964 p1

James Franklin Jackson, 85, a retired farmer of the Marionville community, died Thursday morning in St. John’ Hospital at Springfield where he had been a patient for six days He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Lorene Estes, San Mateo, Calif.; four sons, Jess, Phoenix, Ariz., Herbert and Gaylord, both of Nixa, and Glen of Billings, 11 grandchildren; 11 Great grandchildren, two nieces and a nephew. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday in Bradford-Surridge Chapel at Marionville. The Rev. Roscoe Harding officiated. Burial was in the Delaware Cemetery near Nixa.

 

Jackson, James J. 116 Sep 895 - 27 May 1977  OH 2 Jun 1977 p6

ROGERSVILLE - Services for James J. Jackson, 81, of Rogersville, were at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Marsh Funeral Home here with the Rev. Winston Burton officiating. Burial was in Palmetto Cemetery northeast of Rogersville. Mr. Jackson died at 9:15 Friday morning in a Nevada hospital of pneumonia. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the First Baptist Church here. He was a retired painter and barber. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Kate Cunningham, of Rogersville; a brother, Otis of Springfield; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Copeland of Rogersville and three grandchildren

 

Jackson, James O. 26 May 1926 - 23 Feb 1997 CCH-N 26 Feb 1997

[Note: Son of James Everett & Nancy Ellen (Jones) Jackson; married Cora]

James O. Jackson, 71, Sparta, died Sunday, February 23, 1997, in his home. He was born May 26, 1926, in Ayrshyre, Indiana, and was the son of James Everett and Nancy Ellen (Jones) Jackson. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a Purple Heart recipient. He was a member. of the DAV Mr. Jackson was a World Wide Church of God minister and was a carpenter by trade. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Anthony Clark Jackson. Survivors include: his wife, Cora Jackson; six children, Joseph Jackson, Valparaiso, Indiana; Hollie McAlister, Bruner; Shirla Mallard, Savannah, Georgia; James O. Jackson, Jr., Seattle, Washington, Yevett Allen and her husband, James, Springfield, and Christine Jackson and her fiance, Ira McCracken, Kansas City; twelve grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert Jackson, Winslow, Indiana; a sister, June Stover, Petersburg, Indiana; a good friend, Tom Cockrell, Springfield; and many friends in the Sparta and Bruner areas. Visitation will be from 6 - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

 

Jackson, James P. Sep 1848 - 20 Apr 1930 CCR 24 Apr 1930 p5

[Note: Son of  Samuel & Luvina (Abner) Jackson; married ? who preceeded him in death; Co H 49th MO Infantry]

James P. Jackson, aged 81 years, died April 20, 1930. He leaves one brother, one sister and other relatives to mourn his departure. Funeral services were held April 21, 1930, at 2 p.m. by Rev. Gray, with burial in Spokane cemetery under direction of T.B. Chaffin.

 

Jackson, Jennifer Lynn (Scriven) 26 Jun 1956 - 9 Dec 1981 OH 17 Dec 1981 p8

[Note: Daughter of Larry & ? ( ) Scriven; married Tom Jackson]

Services for Jennifer Lynn Jackson, 25, Ozark, were held Dec. 11 in Klingner Chapel, Springfield, with the Rev. Paul Reed officiating. Burial was in the IOOF Cemetery, Neosho. Mrs. Jackson died Dec. 9 in Cox Medical Center, Springfield after a one-year illness. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Tom; a son, Thomas Wayne, of the home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Scriven, Springfield; two sisters, Mrs. Denise Dowing, Irving, Texas and Miss Margery Scriven, Springfield.

 

Jackson, Jerry Wayne 7 Nov 1959 - 3 May 1960 CCR 5 May 1990 p 7

[Note Son of Doris Louis Jackson]

Funeral services for Jerry Wayne Jackson, age five months, who died Tuesday morning in St. Johns Hospital following a sudden illness, were held at 2 p.m. today in Chaffin Chapel with Rev. Harold Hurst officiating. Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery under direction of Chaffin. Survivors include his mother, Doris Louis Jackson and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Noel Jackson of Ozark.

 

Jackson, Jessie R. (Ramsey) 23 Aug 1919 - 24 Mar 2012 SN-L 26 Mar 2012

[Note: Daughter of Chester Ralph & Mary (Napier) Ramsey; married 12 Jan 1946 R. J. Jackson]

            Jessica R. "Ramsey” Jackson, 92, Nixa. Arrangements: Greenlawn Funeral Home South.

Jessie R. Ramsey-Jackson, 92, passed away, Saturday, March 24, 2012 with her family by her side in Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. Jessie was a Christian woman and attended Southgate Baptist Church for many years.

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Jackson, Jessie R. (Ramsey) 23 Aug 1919 - 24 Mar 2012 GreenlawnFH

            Jessie was born August 23, 1919 to Chester Ralph Ramsey and Mary Napier Ramsey in Litchfield, Minnesota. She was united in marriage on January 12, 1946 to RJ Jackson in Los Angeles, California. To this union one son, RJ Jackson was born August 31, 1947. Jessie was preceded in death by her parents; a twin brother James R. Ramsey with whom she shared a special bond; sisters Rose, Ruby and Ruth Albers and brothers Ed Ramsey, Earl Ramsey, John Albers and Robert Albers. Jessie is survived by her son RJ Jackson and wife Barbara of Mission Viejo, California; grandchildren, Jason Jackson, Heather Jackson Bodwell and husband Casey, Bryan Jackson, Kevin and Andrew Beckman, all of California; and great-granddaughter, Makenzie Rae Bodwell. Additional survivors include her sister-in-law, Della Mae Ramsey, who was her twin brother's spouse with whom she resided with since 1994 in Nixa, Missouri. Also surviving are James and Della Mae's children, David and Carol Ramsey, Becky Ramsey Strunk, Mary and Wayne Bair and Martha Ramsey Huff. Jessie is survived by sister-in-law Bonnie Albers of Halfway, Missouri and a host of nieces, nephews and many friends who will miss her greatly. Jessie was a trained hair dresser for many years. At the age of 65, Jessie began china painting. Jessie also enjoyed her custom quilting. Many of her works are owned and admired by friends and family members and will always be cherished. Jessie was always a dedicated wife, mother and a special "Nana J" to her grandchildren who will be missed by those that loved her so dearly. Family and friends will have visitation at 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, 2012 in Greenlawn Funeral Home South, 441 W. Battlefield, Springfield, Missouri. A 4 p.m. Celebration of Life will be held immediately following the visitation in Greenlawn South. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. 


Jackson, Jewel (Stapp) 24 Oct 1899 - 4 Apr 1988 OH 29 Oct 1981 p11

[Note: Daughter of Isaac C. & Sophronia Belle (Sims) Stapp; married 29 Mar 1914 Clarence Jackson 10 Oct 1894 - 20 Feb 1941]

Jewell Jackson Celebrates 82nd

Mrs. Jewel Jackson, 82, Strafford, was surprised with a birthday dinner Saturday evening, Oct. 24, at her home. Mrs. Jackson was a long-time resident of the Bruner community where her husband, Clarence Jackson, was an Eastern Judge and ran a sawmill. There were 38 present. Those helping “Granny Jackson” enjoy the evening were: Mr. and Mrs. Harold Jackson, Susie and Jennifer, Strafford; Miss Wanda Jackson, Springfield; Mr. and Mrs. Glen Jackson, Jimmy, Jeff and Paula, Ozark and Mr. and Mrs. Allen Iorg, Andy and Clay, Bruner. Also, Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Jackson, Jeff and Christie, Aurora; Mr. and Mrs. Jim Huff, Eddie, Jamie, Holly and Jimmy. Rogersville, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Johnson, Jr. and Shelly, Nixa; and Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Loftis, Nixa. Mrs. Jackson is the first of five generations living in her family. Her daughter, Frances Dalton of Ozark; her granddaughter, Lela Knapp of Pea Ridge, Ark.; her great granddaughters Cathy Copeland of Rogers, Ark. and her new great, great grandson, Allen. None could attend for a five generation photo.

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Jackson, Jewell (Stapp) 24 Oct 1899 - 4 Apr 1988 OH 7 Apr 1988

Jewell Jackson, 88, formerly of Strafford, died Monday at 7:30 a.m. in a private nursing home in Springfield. Services for Mrs. Jackson were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Hubert Swearengin officiating. Burial was in Union Chapel Cemetery, Fordland. A homemaker, Mrs. Jackson was a native of the Bruner community. She was born Oct. 24, 1899, to Isaac and Saphrona Stapp. Mrs. Jackson had resided in Strafford for the past 12 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Jackson, in 1941; by two sons, Paul, in 1976, and Carl, in 1963; and by a daughter, Mary, in 1924. Her survivors include one son, Harold (Spike) Jackson, Strafford; two daughters, Mrs. Frances Dalton, Ozark, and Mrs. Merle Iorg, Bruner; 12 grandchildren; two step grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; and one sister-in-law, Pauline Stapp, Bruner.

 

Jackson, Jimmie Lee d 14 May 2005 SN-L 17 May 2005

[Note: Son of Ralph & Doris (  ) Jackson; no SSDI found]

Jimmie Lee Jackson was taken from this earth on Saturday, May 14, 2005, doing what he enjoyed, riding the motorcycle with Trish and dog, "KayLee", on his way to play music. He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Jackson; and a brother, Terry. He was employed by Craftline Cabinets in Ozark, Mo. Since 1958, he played the guitar and was currently a member of the "Shades of Country Band". He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Douglas and Wendy Jackson, of Nixa, Mo., and David and Annette Jackson, of Butler, Mo.; a daughter and son-in-law, Denita and Michael Miller, of Nixa, Mo.; five grandchildren: Doug Jackson, and wife, Cheri; Ashley Sutcliffe; Amanda Jackson; Daniel Guier; and Jordan Jackson; a great-grandson, Hunter Jackson, who he was anxiously awaiting his arrival in June; his mother, Doris Jackson, of Nixa, Mo.; a brother, Larry Jackson, and wife, Connie, of Springfield, Mo.; two nieces, Christina Holton and husband, Larry, and Stacy Jackson and Kelly; other special people in his life, Jane, Kimberly, Kevin and Michael Vest, Rebeka, Dantley and Rylie, the children and grandchildren of his significant other and best friend, Patricia Watson; as well as a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 18, 2005, in Holman-Howe Funeral Home, Seymour. Graveside services and burial will be 1 p.m., Thursday, May 19, 2005, in Green Mound Cemetery, in Harwood, Mo. Joint visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the funeral home. A memorial has been established for the American Diabetes Association, and contributions may be made through Holman-Howe Funeral Home, P.O. Box 366, Seymour, MO 65746