Warren, Christopher 22 Apr 1977 - 23 Dec 1996

[Note: Son of Ronny & Sonja (  ) Warren]

Christopher Warren, 19, Clever, died at 4:52 p.m. December 23rd at Cox South as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident, north of Clever.  Warren graduated from Clever High School and was continuing his education as well as working part time in heating and air conditioning.  He was a member of the Clever First Baptist Church.  He is survived by his parents, Ronny and Sonja Warren, and a sister, Saville Warren, all of Clever; maternal grandparents, Andy and Diane Routh of Branson West, and David Lansdown of Brown Springs; paternal grandmother, Marlene Warren of Clever; aunts, uncles and cousins.  Funeral services were December 26th at Meadors Funeral Home, Republic with the Rev. Terry Fortner officiating.  Burial was in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

(Contributed by Hazel Messenger)

 

Warren, Corrie L. (Chaudoin) 27 Oct 1891 - 17 Aug 1985 OH 22 Aug 1985 p8

[Note: Daughter of  David H. & Emily Francis (Chaudoin) Chaudoin; married 10 Nov 1910 CCM Henry Seth Warren 29 Dec 1882 - 8 May 1955]

Services for Corrie L. Warren, 83, Ozark, were held Aug 20 in Adams Chapel with the Rev. Troy Rhoden officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery. Mrs. Warren died Aug. 17 in he her home of natural causes. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ozark and was a lifelong resident of Christian County. Survivors include two sons, Leo, Memphis, Tenn, and Noel, Palm Coast, Fla.; a stepson, Omer, Neosho; a stepdaughter, Edna Durham, Ozark; a sister, Clara Porter, Alexandra, Va; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren and several step grandchildren.

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Warren, Corrie L. (Chaudoin) 27 Oct 1891 - Aug 1985 OH 29 Aug 1985 pB8

Card of Thanks

The family of Corrie Warren would like to thank all her friends and neighbors for the lovely floral arrangements and the many kindnesses should at the time of our mother’s funeral.  331tp

 

Warren, Edith (Pollard) 5 May 1907 – 27 May 1997  CCH-N 31 May 1997

[Note: Daughter of James robert “Jim” & Ada (Melton) Pollard; married Stanford Warren]

Edith Warren, 90, Ozark, died Tuesday, May 27, 1997, in Ozark Riverview Manor. She was born May 5, 1907, and was the daughter of Jim and Ada (Melton) Pollard. She lived throughout her life in the Ozark area. She was a member of Selmore Baptist Church and had been a 4-H leader. Her husband, Stanford Warren, preceded her in death. Survivors include: a son, Joe Warren and his wife, Donna, Ozark; a daughter, Nell Jean Harman, Walnut Grove; four grandchildren, Gayla Warren, Ryan Warren, Marty Harman and his wife, Tena, and Gene Harman and his wife, Lynn; three greatgrandchildren, Haley, Alexis and Cheyenne Harman; two sisters, Estel McGinnis, Nixa, and Imogene Wallen, Prairie Village, Kansas; a brother, James Pollard, Nixa; nieces and nephews. Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 30, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Elmer “Mac” McCully officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery.

 

Warren, Elmer 5 Sep 1877 - 21 May 1961 CCR 25 May 1961

Ozark Resident Takes Own Life

[Note: Son of Wyatt & Jane (Luttrell) Warren; married Mary Maggie Reeves m/1 Givans 5 Sep 1877 - 13 Aug 1969]

Elmer Warren, 83, a lifelong resident of Ozark, fatally shot himself at his home in Ozark Sunday. Authorities said he had been despondent over ill health and shot himself after his wife tried to wrest a .32 caliber pistol from him. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Chaffin Chapel. The Rev. Fred Plank officiated and burial was in Linden Cemetery. A member of Smyrna Baptist Church, he is survived by his wife, Maggie; four brothers, Ezra of Burlington, Iowa. Isto of 1107 South Newton in Springfield, William of Monett; and Leonard of Kansas City and a sister, Mrs. Grace Caves of Route 2, Rogersville.

 

Warren, Emma (Pettijohn) 5 Feb 1850 - 12 Oct 1911 CCR 20 Oct 1911 p1

[Note: Daughter of John Mack & Margaret (Wilson) Pettijohn; married Charles Lafayette “Fate” Warren 14 Sep 1850 - 18 Aug 1913; name on 1960 census Emerline - possibly Emaline]

On Thursday night of last week at 10:45 o’clock, Mrs. Emma Warren, wife of C. L. Warren, living south of Ozark, passed away. Mrs. Warren was formerly Miss Emma Pettijohn and was well known, had been born and raised in Christian county. She was 61 years, 8 months and 5 days old. She leaves a husband and four children and a host of friends to mourn her loss. Her children are all living and are: Bob Warren, Nellie Forrester, Seth Warren and Gertrude Wallace, all living in and near Ozark. The funeral was under the direction of Robertson Bros. The sermon was preached by Rev. Vanover at the Baptist church Saturday afternoon and the remains were laid to rest in the Ozark cemetery. The cause of her death was a stroke of paralysis, which she suffered a few days ago. This is another good and well beloved woman gone to her eternal rest. The Republican joins the many friends off the bereaved family in extending sympathy.

 

Warren, Emmett 6 Sep 1888 - 27 Nov 1959      CCR 3 Dec 1959 p5

[Note: Son of Wyatt & Jane (Luttrell) Warren; married 13 Jul 1907 Virginia Anderson 22 Feb 1883 -2 Jun 1931; married Leah Fay Henderson 21 Nov 1889 - 20 Nov 1960 who married first a  Rathbun]

Funeral services for Emmet Warren, 76, of Near Lindenlure, who died last Saturday, were held Sunday in Chaffin Funeral Chapel at Ozark, with Rev. W. E. Dowell officiating. Burial was in Roller Cemetery under direction of Chaffin. He was a lifelong resident of the Linden community. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Fay Warren; two sons, Leon Warren and Ottis Warren, four daughters, Mrs. Leila Roberts, Mrs. Jane Hayden, Mrs. Yuardo McKinley and Mrs. Clotene Fiddler; five brothers, Elmer, Isto, William, Leonard and Ezra Warren; one sister, Mrs. Grace Cave; 11 grandchildren, five great grandchildren and five stepchildren.

 

Warren, Emmett H. 18 May 1917 - 2 Nov 1988 OH 10 Nov 1988

[Note: married Clover]

Emmett H. Warren, 71, of Nixa, died Nov. 2 at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a short illness. Services for Mr. Warren were held Nov. 5 at Kingdom Hall in Springfield, under the direction of Ragan-Thieme, Springfield. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Bolivar. Mr. Warren was retired after being a salesman with the National Paper company, Springfield, for 41 years. His survivors include his wife, Clover, Nixa, two daughters, Julie Probst, Nixa, and Elyse Hargis, Springfield: a son, David, Sacramento, California: a sister, Marjorie Booth, Kansas City; and seven grandchildren.

 

Warren, Elva P. (Stubbs) 1906 - 6 Apr 1970  CCR 26 Apr 1970 p8

[Note: Daughter of Harvey Dillard & Effie Mae (Melton) Stubbs; married Ottas Warren]

Mrs. Elva P. Warren, 63, of Palm Springs, Calif., died in a hospital there on April 6, after an illness of more than a year. A native of the Ozark community, she moved to Fresno, Calif, in 1935, and to Palm Springs about a year ago. Survivors include her husband, Ottas Warren, of Palm Springs; a daughter, Mrs. Jeanne Harryman of Palm Springs; three granddaughters; her father, Harvey D. Stubbs of Ozark; two sisters, Mrs. Ila F. Daniels of Kansas City and Mrs. Ramah D. Carson of Springfield; two brothers, Victor A. Stubbs of Silver Springs, Md. and Stanley D. Stubbs of Bethesda, Md. Funeral services were held April 9 in the Weiffel Funeral Chapel in Palm Springs, with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery there.

 

Warren, George Thomas 1856 - 12 Aug 1913 CCR 15 Aug 1913 p1

[Note: Son of William A. & Mary Elizabeth (Callis) Warren; married 8 Nov 1878 Sarah Elizabeth Blevins 24 Jul 1861 - 25 Dec 1927;  no legible tombstone]

At Riverdale, Tuesday August 12, Tom Warren a well known citizen of the county and a brother of Fate Warren living two miles southwest of Ozark. Burial in the Collins cemetery Wednesday

 

Warren, Henry Seth 29 Dec 1882 - 8 May 1955 CCR 12 May 1955 p4

[Note: Son of William A. & Mary Elizabeth (Callis) Warren; married 1903 Etta Mae Hanks 22 Aug 1883 - 28 Sep 1908; married Corrie L. Chaudoin 27 Oct 1891 - Aug 1985

Funeral services for Henry Seth Warren, 72, a former presiding judge of the Christian County Court, who died at 4 p.m. Sunday in Burge Hospital, Springfield, following a short illness, were held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at Chaffin Funeral Chapel at Ozark. Rev. Harold Hurst, pastor of the Ozark First Baptist Church of which the deceased was  a member, was the officiating minister, and burial was in Selmore Cemetery under direction of Chaffin. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Corrie Warren; four sons, Omer Warren of Neosho; Carl Warren of Palentine, Texas; Leo Warren of San Angelo, Texas and Noel Warren of Kansas City; one daughter, Mrs. Edna Dunham of Nixa; ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

 

Warren, James Seth 14 Mar 1928 - 2 Jul 2009 SN-L 7 Jul 2009 & CCH-N 8 Jul 2009

[Note: Son of Carl & Wilma ( ) Warren; ]

James Seth Warren, 81, passed away July 2, 2009 peacefully at his home in Waco, Texas. He was born March 14, 1928 in Ozark, Mo. The son of Carl and Wilma Warren. He Graduated from Palestine High School and also attended Nixon Business College, graduating with an Accounting degree. James also served his country in the United States Navy. James began his career with Tidewater Oil Co., Getty Oil Co., which is now Texaco/Chevron. He retired as Plant Operator after 41 years. After retirement he settled in Waco, Texas. Hobbies included: Coin Collecting, Dancing, Dining with friends at the Flying J restaurant, Healthy Living, and many Handyman Projects. He enjoyed life and was loved by many. Survivors include; Glenda Blair/daughter-Eagle Lake, Texas; Brian and Kim Blair/grandson-Boyd, Texas; Greg Blair/grandson-Eagle Lake, Texas; Sr. Airmen Jacob (USAF) and Kassie Andre/great-grandson-Lompoc, Calif.; Brooke Smith/great-granddaughter-Kennedale, Texas; Anessa Blair/great-granddaughter-Eagle Lake, Texas; Warren Dunham/ Special Cousin -Springfield, Mo.; Dr. Bernice Warren/ Cousin-Springfield, Mo.; and many other cousins in the Springfield, Mo area. Also Madeleine Jernigan/Special Friend-McKinney, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents. Graveside services will be at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 9, 2009 in Selmore Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2009 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to your favorite charity.

 

 

Warren, Jane (Luttrell) 13 Mar 1851 - 8 Aug 1926 CCR 13 Aug 1926

[Note : Daughter of Elmer? & ? ( ) Luttrell; married Wyatt Warren 1846 - 11 Mar 1920; caution - mortuary record confuses father and husband’s names]

Mrs. Jane Warren, aged 75 years, died at the home of her son, Elmer Warren, near Pembina, Sunday, August 8, 1926, at 6:30 p.m. Funeral services were held at the Pembina cemetery Monday, August 9, with burial under direction of T. B. Chaffin of Ozark.

 

Warren, Leah Fay (Henderson) Rathbun 21 Nov 1889 - 20 Nov 1960 CCR 24 Nov 1960 p8

[Note; Daughter of Frank & Ovah (Douglas) Henderson; married 1907 Fred Rathbun; buried under  name Rathbun; married ? Warren]

Services for Mrs. Leah Fay Rathbun Warren 73, former resident of the Sparta community who died Sunday night at her home in Galloway following a long illness, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Chaffin Chapel at Ozark, with the Rev. Lynn Swadley officiating. Burial was in Bruner Cemetery.  Mrs. Warren was a member of the Harmony Baptist Church. She is survived by four sons, Warren E. Rathbun, Dallas, Texas, Oran Joe Rathbun of St. Louis, Ross W. Rathbun of Galloway and James W. Rathbun of Sparta; one daughter, Mrs. Vennie Payne of the state of California, 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

 

Warren, Leonard 1888 - 13 Mar 1974 OH 21 Mar 1974 p2

[Note: Son of Wyatt & Jane (Luttrull) Warren; married Callie Lawson]

Leonard Warren, 86, died at his home in Kansas City, March 13, after a long illness. He was a former resident of Christian county, but had resided in Kansas City since the early 1920’s. He is survived by his wife, Callie (Lawson); two sons, Oakie and Don; three daughters, Juanita, Irene and Imogene. Local relatives include a niece, Jane Engle and nephew Roscoe Cave. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 16 at Kansas City with burial in Memorial Gardens,

 

Warren, Leslie Stanford “Pigeon” 20 Dec 1911 - 11 Mar 1993 OH 17 Mar 1993

[Note: Son of William Robert “Bob” & Melissa Pearl (Deeds) Warren; married 20 Apr 1935 Edith Pollard 5 May 1907 - 27 May 1997]

Leslie Stanford "Pigeon" Warren, 81, Ozark, died Thursday, March 11, 1993 at Cox Medical Center, North. He was born December 20, 1911, the son of Bob and Pearl Warren. He was a lifelong resident of Ozark and was united in marriage to Edith Pollard April 20, 1935. A farmer and stockman, Mr. Warren was employed by Springfield Union Stockyards from 1957 until retirement. He was a member of Selmore Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Edith; a son, Joe Warren, and daughter-in-law, Donna, Ozark; a daughter, Nell Jean Harman, Walnut Grove; four grandchildren, Gayla and Ryan Warren and Marty and Gene Harman; and a great-grandchild, Haley Harman. Services were held Monday at Adams Funeral Home, Ozark with Dr. Elmer "Mac" McCully officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Warren, Lorine 18 Apr 1910 - 2 Feb 1914 CCR 6 Feb 1914

[Note: Daughter of Leonard & Callie (Lawson) Warren; no MO DC]

Burned to Death

A little four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Warren, living northwest of Sparta was burned to death about 10 o’clock Monday morning in the house at home. From what we can learn, the little one’s clothes caught fire from a stove and the fatal work done before relief could be had. Burial services were held Wednesday.

 

Warren, Lucinda (Ragland) 1 Jan 1848 - 8 Mar 1903 CCR 26 Mar 1903

[Note: Daughter of John & Martha (  ) Ragland; married 9 Dec 1866 B. L. Warren]

Lucinda Warren, wife of B. L. Warren, departed this life March the 8th, 1903. She was the daughter of John and Martha Ragland; was born in Washington County, Illinois, January 1st, 1848. She came with her parents to Laclede county, Mo. when then about 10 years old. When she was 18 years old, she again moved with her parents to Dallas county, Mo., where she married December 9th 1866. She was the mother of nine children, ____ of whom are still living. She moved with her husband to Laclede county where she professed religion in 1873 and joined the Cumberland Presbyterian church. She and her husband afterward moved to Springfield, Mo. where they both joined the M. E. Church South and was baptized at Doling Park by Father McClure, he being pastor of Sale street church at that time. Eight years ago they again, with three children, moved to Day, Taney county, Mo. where she suffered a long illness until she was relived by death. She was a kind and loving mother and loved by all who knew her. She lived a faithful and christian like Paul and died in the triumphs of a living faith in her blessed Master and went home to father, mother, brothers and sisters who out stripped her in the race. She had many loving christian friends gone before that were watching and waiting for her where there is no more pain, sickness or death. She will now be with them and with the blessed Savior in whom she trusted. She was 55 years, two months and eight days old. And now since their sainted mother is gone and we are called upon to mourn with those who are bereft, may all who learned to love Sister Warren, do as she did, and put their trust in her Christ. This is the prayer of the scribe and friend.

 

Warren, Maggie L. (Couts) 14 Jan 1899 - 27 Apr 1980 OH 1 May 1980 p9

[Note: Daughter of Wade Franklin & Sarah L. (Davis) Couts; married Ottie E. Warren 1884 - 1945]

Services for Mrs. Maggie Warren, 81, Springfield, mother of Mrs. Bernice Letterman, Nixa, were held Wednesday in the Herman Lohmeyer Chapel with the Rev. Tom Bilyeu officiating. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery. Mrs. Warren died Sunday after apparently suffering a heart attack in her home

 

Warren, Malissa Pearl (Deeds) 17 Jan 1875 - 12 Nov 1945 CCR 22 Nov 1945 p1

[Note: Daughter of Joshua T. & Mary Frances (Collins) Deeds; married 7 Aug 1896 William Robert  “Bob” Warren 19 Sep 1872 - 30 Jul 1936]

Malissa Pearl Warren was born Jan. 17, 1875, and passed away Nov. 12, 1945, following a lingering illness. She was a daughter of J.T. and Mary Frances Deeds. She was united in marriage to William Robert Warren on Aug. 7, 1896, and to this union were born four sons. Her husband and three sons preceded her in death. She was a member of long standing with the Christian church at Selmore and was an active member as long as health would permit her to attend services. Survivors include her son, Stanford of Ozark; two grandchildren, Nell Jean and Joe Stanford Warren; three brothers, Ed and Will Deeds of Ozark and John of Los Angeles, Calif.; one half brother, Elvin Deeds of California; and her step mother, Mrs. Rachel Deeds of Springfield. Funeral services held Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 14, were conducted by Rev. Mahoney of Springfield in the Chaffin Funeral Home chapel with burial in the Selmore cemetery.

 

Warren, Marshall 4 Mar 1884 - 30 Jan 1921 CCR 4 Feb 1921

[Note: Son of Thomas & Sarah Elizabeth (Blevins) Warren; married 2 Nov 1913 Lena Cavener]

Marshall Warren, aged about 32 years, died at his home two miles south of Riverdale Sunday, January 30th. Funeral services and burial in the Collins cemetery was held Monday under direction of the Ozark Undertaking Co. Deceased leaves the widow and three small children.

 

Warren, Mary Maggie (Reeves) Givans 5 Sep 1877 - 13 Aug 1969    CCR 21 Aug 1969 p5

[Note: Daughter of James J. & Jane Louise (Lewis) Reeves; married Thomas Givans; married Elmer Warren 5 Sep 1877 - 21 May 1961]

Funeral services for Maggie M. Warren, 91, Ozark, were at 2 p.m. Friday in Adams Funeral Chapel here, with the Rev. Bill Evans officiating. Burial was in Linden Cemetery near Ozark. Mrs. Warren, a registered nurse who graduated from Burge School of Nursing in 1912, died at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, in St. John’s Hospital Springfield, following a lingering illness. A lifelong resident of Christian County, she was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church. Her only survivor is a nephew.

 

Warren, Omer T. “O.T.” 13 Feb 1905 – 16 Jun 1996

[Note: Son of Henry Seth & Etta Mae (Hanks) Warren; married 6 Feb 1926 Opal McCoy 1907 - 24 Oct 1970]

Omer T (O.T.) Warren, 91, Neosho, Missouri died at 11:20 a.m. Sunday. June 16. 1996 after a long illness. Mr. Warren was born on February 13, 1905 at Ozark to Henry Seth Warren and Etta Mae Hanks Warren. Mr. Warren moved to Neosho in 1934 from Ozark. Mr. Warren had been employed at Haas Ice Co. and Cold Storage in Neosho for over 20 years. He had also owned -the O.T. Warren Plumbing and Heating Co. in Neosho throughout the 1960s. He was a member of the Prospect Baptist Church, South of Ozark. He married Opal McCoy on February 6. 1926 at Ozark and she preceded him in death on October 24, 1970. He is survived by one daughter, Dr. Bernice Warren, Dean of College of Humanities and Public Affairs at Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield. Other survivors are two half brothers, Leo Warren, Memphis, Tenn.; Noel Warren, Palm Coast, Florida; several nieces and nephews and a beloved family friend Stella Montgomery of Neosho. He was also preceded in death on one brother, Carl Warren. and one sister Edna Dunham. Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m. on June 18, 1996 (Tuesday) at the Neosho IOOF Cemetery Inc. The Rev. Leon Riddle will officiate. Friends may call anytime after 1:00 p.m. Monday, June 17, 1996 at the Clark Funeral Home, 312 S. Wood Street, Neosho. M0 64850.

 

Warren, Opal (McCoy) 1907 - 24 Oct 1970 CCR 29 Oct 1970 p4

[Note: Daughter of  Charley T. & Bessie (Hurst) McCoy; married 6 Feb 1926 Omer T. “O. T.” Warren 13 Feb 1905 – 16 Jun 1996]

Funeral services for Mrs. Opal Warren, 63, Neosho, were at 2 p.m. Monday in Clark Chapel with Dr. Robert Taylor officiating, Burial was in Neosho IOOF Cemetery. Mrs. Warren died at 3:45 a.m. Saturday at the Springfield home of her daughter, Miss Bernice Warren, a teacher at Southwest Missouri State College. Mrs. Warren had been ill for some time, She was a native of Ozark and moved to Neosho in 1934. Survivors, in addition to her daughter, include her husband, Omer T. Warren; a brother, Lloyd McCoy of Ozark; and two sisters, Mrs. Eula Bilyeu, Springfield and Mrs. Floy Robertson, Los Angeles, Calif.

 

Warren, Sarah Elizabeth (Blevins) 24 Jul 1861 - 25 Dec 1927 CCR 29 Dec 1927 p1

[Note: Daughter of  James Thomas & Rose Anna (McCauley) Blevins; married 1877 Thomas Warren]

Sarah Elizabeth Blevins died at the home of her daughter, 1 ½ miles west of Ozark, at 9 a.m. December 25, 1927, at the age of 66 years, 5 months and l day. She was married to Thomas Warren in the year 1877 to which union were born four girls and four boys. She follows her husband and six children, Bill, James, Marshall, Frank, Kate, and one in infancy, in death. The living are Mrs. Minnie Glossip of Ponce de Leon and Mrs. Ollie McGinnis, of Ozark. Besides these, there are ten grandchildren; two brothers, Thomas and James Blevins of Ozark; one sister, Mrs. Parlee Wheeler of Springfield and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her departure. She confessed her faith in Christ in early days and lives a faithful life until death. She united with the Selmore church. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. To know her was to love her. “We’ll miss you greatly, Mother dear: But vision you through falling tears, As happy in your home above, Content, therein in heavenly love.”

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Warren, Sarah Elizabeth (Blevins) 24 Jul 1861 - 25 Dec 1927 CCR 29 Dec 1927 p1

Sarah E. Warren died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carter McGinnis, December 25th at 9:30 a.m. age 66 years, 5 months and 1 day. Funeral services were held December 26th at 2 o’clock at the Selmore Christian church by Rev. James White with burial in Collins cemetery under direction of T. B. Chaffin. She leaves two daughters, one sister and two brothers besides other relatives and friends to mourn her departure.

 

Warren, Virginia (Anderson) 22 Feb 1883 -2 Jun 1931 CCR 4 Jun 1931 p1

[Note: Daughter of Hiram Payne & Mary Jane (Bloomer) Anderson; married 13 Jul 1907 Emmett Warren 6 Sep 1888 - 27 Nov 1959; mother of Leila (Warren) Roberts born 1908, possibly 16 Mar 1908 - Nov 1977 of McLean Texas;  Leon B. Warren born 1910 or 1911;  Ottis W. Warren born 1912 or 1913 possibly 19 May 1912 - 15 Nov 1988 of Hardin KY; Zula Wanda (Warren) McKinley born 1917 or 1918; Zelma Jane (Warren) Hayden 1920 - ?; and Clotene E. (Warren) Fiddler 1923 - ?; ]

Virginia Anderson, a daughter of Mary Jane and Hiram P. Anderson, was born at Linden on Feb. 22, 1888, and departed this life June 2, 1931, aged 48 years, 3 months and 12 days. She was united in marriage on July 13, 1907, to Emmitt Warren. To this union six children were born. Lela Roberts, of Sparta, Leon, Otis, Wanda, Zelma, Jane and Clotene, all of the home address, one mile north of Linden. She is also survived by one grandson, Chas. Dwayne Roberts, her parents, six brothers and five sisters. Funeral services and burial were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Roller cemetery, with Rev. Conover officiating at the services and B.C. Klepper directing the burial.

 

Warren, William Robert “Bob” 19 Sep 1872 - 30 Jul 1936 CCR 6 Aug 1936 p1

[Note: Son of Charles Lafayette “Fate“. & Emma (Pettijohn) Warren; married Melissa Pearl Deeds 17 Jan 1875 - 12 Nov 1945]

William Robert Warren was born, Sept. 19, 1873 and departed this life, Thursday, July 30, at 11:30 p.m. in St. John’s Hospital in Springfield after an illness lasting several weeks. He was 63 years, 10 months and 11 days old. He was a prominent Christian county farmer and a staunch Republican. He was born in Christian county, near Ozark and has lived here all his life, living in Ozark a number of years on the W.L. Hixson property on Walnut Street. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Pearl Warren, one son, Stanford of the home address and one grandson. He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Gertrude Bunch of Ozark, and one brother, Seth Warren, former presiding Judge of the County Court of Christian County. He placed his membership first with the Ozark Christian Church after his conversion and later moved it to the Selmore Christian Church. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Aug. 1, at 2:30 p.m. at the Klepper Funeral Home in Ozark with the Rev. B. Frank West of Springfield, officiating. Burial was made in the Selmore Cemetery, south of Ozark, under the direction of the B.C. Klepper Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

Warren, Wilma Leone (Adams) 2 Nov 1906 - 31 Jul 2001  CCH-N 8 Aug 2001

[Note: Daughter of James Henry & Rose Lea (Phipps) Adams; married 5 Nov 1926 Carl Lester Warren]

Wilma Leone Warren, 94, of McGregor, Texas, passed away July 31, 2001 in Westview Manor, McGregor, Texas. She was born Nov. 2, 1906, in Ozark, the daughter of James Henry and Rose Lea Phipps Adams. Wilma grew up in Ozark, graduating from Ozark High School in 1924. On Nov. 5, 1926, she was united in marriage to Carl Lester Warren, who preceded her in death on May 24, 1972. Wilma was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Eagle Lake, Texas. Survivors include: a son, James Warren, Waco, Texas; a granddaughter, Glenda Ruth Blair, Eagle Lake, Texas; two great-grandsons, Brian Todd Blair and Gregory Kyle Blair; a great-great-granddaughter, Anessa; a sister, Mina Ruth Strauser and her husband Frank, St. Ann, Mo.; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; and three sisters, Verdia Adams, Cleo White and Leora Johnston. A graveside service was held Aug. 3 in Selmore Cemetery. with Pastor Gary Robertson officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Warren, Wyatt 1846 - 11 Mar 1920 CCR 19 Mar 1920 p1

[Note: married Jane Luttrell 13 Mar 1851 - 8 Aug 1926]

Wyatt Warren, aged 74 years, died of Bright’s disease, Thursday of last week, Burial was held Friday under direction of the Ozark Undertaking Co. Rev. A. S. Hanks conducting the services. Burial was in Linden cemetery. The deceased leaves the widow and several grown children.

 

Warrick, Ronald D. 16 Feb 1941 - 27 Mar 2005 SN-L 29 Mar 2005

[Note: Son of Albert Basil & Wanda L. (Miler) Warrick; married 4 Feb 1964 Cathy Boes]

Ronald D. Warrick, 64, Rogersville, passed away in his home, at 8:45 a.m. Sunday, March 27, 2005, surrounded by his family. He was born February 16, 1941, in Silverton, Ozark County, Mo., the son of Albert Basil Warrick and Wanda L. Miler. He was united in marriage to Cathy Boes on February 4, 1964, in Ava. Ron was a mathematics teacher for over 38 years, serving at Glendale High School for 31 years before retiring in 1999. Recognized as one of the truly outstanding teachers in this area, his unsurpassed ability to effectively teach the widest range of students won him respect and admiration of both his students and colleagues. He was an avid float fisherman and outdoorsman. He was a longtime Boy Scout Leader, serving as Scout Master of Troop 46, Rogersville. He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-father, Lawrence Haynes; and a daughter, April Warrick. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Cathy; son, Bryan Warrick, Fordland; two daughters, Beth Warrick, Fayetteville, Ark., and Alyssa Warrick, Rogersville; a stepmother, Edith Warrick, Branson; three half-brothers, Ricky Warrick, Davenport, Iowa, Larry Haynes, Tulsa, Okla., and Mark Haynes, Branson; two uncles, Joe Miller and Lawrence "Boog" Miller, both of Ava; special cousins, Billie Blair, Springfield, Karen Cotham, Thayer, Carryl Brown, Gainesville, Connie Holobaugh, Ava, and Gib Miller, Ava; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 2005, in J.D. Lee and Sons Funeral Home, at the corner of Hwy 60 and Farm Road 223, West of Rogersville. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery, South of Rogersville. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2005, in the funeral home.

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Warrick, Ronald D. 16 Feb 1941 - 27 Mar 2005 SN-L 30 Mar 2005

Ronald D. Warrick, 64, Rogersville, passed away at 8:45 a.m. Sunday, March 27, 2005, in his home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 2005, in J.D. Lee and Sons Funeral Home, at the corner of Highway 60 and Farm Road 223, West of Rogersville. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery, South of Rogersville. Visitation is today from 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.

 

Warrington, James C. Nov 1883 - 22 Sep 1943 CCR 30 Sep 1943 p1

[Note: Son of John & Elizabeth A. (  ) Warrington; no stone in Glenn Cemetery]

James C. Warrington, 59, died of heart trouble and other complications at 2:15 o’clock Wednesday morning, Sept. 22, in his home north of Nixa after an illness of many months. Mr. Warrington, an amicable, neighborly man, made many friends here and in the Riverdale community during their residence there. In ill health since their return in March of this year, he still took much pleasure in exchanging pleasantries with those who visited him. Besides the widow, Mr. Warrington is survived by one son, David, of the U.S. Army, one sister, Mrs. Sadie Baker of Monrovia, Calif., and two brothers, Roy of Denver, Colo., and Ira of Pueblo, Colo. The funeral service under direction of Wilburn Maples, was held Friday at 2:30 in the Riverdale church with Rev. David A. Beam in charge. Burial was in the Glenn National cemetery south of Nixa.—Nixa Correspondent.

 

Washam, Coeta “June” (Ware) 8 Jun 1926 -  Mar 2002 SN-L 19 Mar 2002

[Note: Daughter of Woodson A. & Lela Pearl (Pigg0 Ware; married 2 Sep 1944 Clarence E. Washam]

June went to be with Jesus on March 17th at the age of 76. June was born on June 8, 1926 to Woodson and Pearl Ware. She graduated from Highlandville High. She married Clarence E. Washam on September 2, 1944. Three boys and two girls were born to this union. She was a devoted stay-at-home mother. She was a devoted Christian who attended Sycamore Baptist Church and Pleasant Grove Baptist in Highlandville. She was a devoted wife who loved her precious family. She dedicated her life to putting others’ needs before her own. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Rex, Roy, Ray and Darrell Ware, and one son-in-law, Johnny Garrison. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Clarence; three sons, two daughters, and their spouses, Don and Judy Washam, Nancy and Steve Garrison, Dennis and Debbie Washam, Rick and Eda Washam, and Connie and David Garrison, all of Springfield; one sister, Jean and Jerry Combs; one brother, Max and Carol Ware; twelve grandchildren, Shane and Trish Washam, Lori and Scott Dasal, Scott and Mary Garrison, Todd Garrison, Tammy and Jeff Jones, Heather Garrison, Chris and Julie Washam, Kirk and Micah Washam, Amy and Kelly Patton, Amber and Rick Crawford, Chad and Audrey Garrison, Cory and Jennie Garrison; and seventeen great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. March 20 at Greenlawn Funeral Home South with burial in Highlandville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home. Springfield News-Leader, March 19, 2002.

 

Washam, Donna Lynne (White) Snape 13 Sep 1951 - 12 Feb 2004 SN-L 14 Feb 2004

[Note: Daughter of Jack E & Mary Jane (   ) White; married first ? Snape; married second Edwin Washam]

Donna Lynne Washam, 52, Springfield, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004. Donna is survived her husband, Edwin Washam; two sons, Aaron and Adam Snape; grandson Destin Snape; mother Mary Jane Pigg; two brothers, David Pigg and wife Katherine, of Springfield, and Edward White and wife Janice, of Orlando, Fla.; Donna's father, Jack E. White and wife Betty; brother Danny White, all of Nixa; and sister Debbie Lunn of Springfield; and many aunts, uncles and cousins survive. Donna was preceded in death by her infant son, Abraham Kay. Donna was born on Sept. 13, 1951. She attended Holland and Hickory Hills Grade Schools, and Glendale High School. From her early years she loved music and ballet classes. When her children were older, she trained from several professional dancers in Middle East dance as well as the Tahitian, Flamenco, and Hawaiian dances. She eventually had her own studio where she gave lessons. Her "troop" has performed in Kansas City, St. Louis, and throughout the state. Donna was known by the stage name "Jasara" and was a well-known performer throughout the country. She taught classes at SMSU before her illness. Donna was very artistic in other pursuits: home decor, painting, designing and making costumes for dancing. We will remember Donna as a loving, caring person. To know her was to love her. Memorial service will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in Klingner Cope Family Funeral Home. Burial will be at White Chapel Memorial Gardens at a later date.

 

Washam, Florence Alice 3 Feb 1901 - 26 May 1968 CCR 30 May 1968 p8

[Note: married William Sherman Washam 6 Sep 1899 - 13 Mar 1982]

Funeral services for Mrs. Florence Alice Washam of Tustin, Calif., a former resident of Highlandville, who died Sunday in Orange Medical Center after a lingering illness, were held Wednesday at Tustin, Burial was in Fair Haven Cemetery there. Survivors include her husband, William Sherman Washam; a son, Harold of Oxnard, Calif.; and a daughter, Mrs. Betty J. Hopkins of Orange, Calif.; a brother, three sisters and 11 grandchildren.

 

Washam, Frances (Williams) 1875 - 11 Jun 1968      CCR 13 Jun 1968 p8

[Note: Daughter of Preston & Marena Catherine (Geren) Williams; married John Wesley Washam 15 Oct 1861 - 19 Mar 1930 who m/1 Liza Laney - John the son of Mathias & America (Higknight) Washam]

Mrs. Frances Washam, 93, life-long resident of Billings, died Tuesday in the Aurora Community Hospital. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church and is survived by two daughters, Mrs. M. H. Tubbs, Joplin, Mrs. A. J. Hoops, Wichita, Kan.; a son, John J., San Gabriel, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Garbee, Springfield, Mrs. Lucy Medlin, Billings; a brother, Robert Williams, Springfield; two step-daughters, Mrs. Ed Garbee and Mrs. Elton Hill, both of Billings; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Billings Baptist Church with the Rev. Loyd Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Laney Cemetery under direction of Cantrell.

 

Washam, Helen (Woodworth) 1 Jan 1871 - 4 Sep 1952 CCR 11 Sep 1952 p5

[Note: married Mathias S. Washam 18 Nov 1908 - 31 Aug 1949]

Mrs. Helen Woodworth Washam was born January 1, 1871 near Boaz D’Arc [SIC] and died at her home near Clever on September 4, 1952 at the age of 81. In 1886, she was united in marriage to Mathias S. Washam who preceded her in death three years ago. To this union, eight children were born. One son, John, died in March, 1951. Mr. and Mrs. Washam were lifelong residents of Christian County. They first were baptized and joined the Mount Carmel Methodist Church, but later transferred their membership to the Clever Methodist Church where they were faithful workers. To Mrs. Washam, her family was her all and she made her life a pattern for them. Survivors are one son, Glenn of Clever; six daughters, Mrs. W. E. Sullivan, Mrs. John Chastain, Mrs. Onis Little and Mrs. Eddie Kerr, all of Clever, Mrs. Jim Ferrier of Los Angeles, Calif. and Mrs. Vernon Wilder of Fresno, Calif.; ten grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Clever Methodist Church with Rev. D. S. Frazier and H. C. Green officiating. Pallbearers were Messrs Clay Hodges, Chloe Hayes, Floyd Little, Albert Bohm, Howard Little and Everett Solomon. Burial was made in Wise Hill Cemetery under direction of Harris of Clever.

 

Washam, John Howard 21 Jan 1908 - 27 Mar 1951 CCR 5 Apr 1951

[Note: Son of Mathias S. & Helen (Woodworth) Washam; married Ollie]

John Howard Washam, 43, son of Mrs. Helen Washam of Clever, died March 27 in a Kansas City hospital. He attended school at Clever and was a member of the Methodist church there. Survivors include his widow, of Springfield; his mother; one brother, Glen of Clever; six sisters, Mrs. Edd Sullivan, Mrs. John Chastain, Mrs. Onis Little, all of Clever, Mrs. Jim Farrier of Beverly Hills, CA, and Mrs. Vernon Wilder of Fresno. Funeral services were held Sunday in the Methodist church at Clever with the Rev. Lynn Swadley in charge, assisted by the Rev. William Butts. Burial was in Wise Hill cemetery under direction of Harris Funeral Home. Pallbearers were; Chloe Hays, Floyd Little, Everett Solomon, Leonard Lehman, Harold Wampler, Sr. and Albert Bohm.

 

Washam, Mathias S. “Matt” 18 Nov 1863 - 31 Aug 1949 CCR 8 Sep 1949

[Note: Son of Mathias J. & America (Ignite) Washam; married Helen Woodworth 1 Jan 1871 - 4 Sep 1952; first name spelling from census & tombstone]

Mathias S. “Matt” Washam, 85, died Wednesday at 12:20 p.m. in his home in Clever. He had been in poor health for several years. Mr. Washam had lived in the Clever vicinity for the past 48 years and was a member of the Clever Methodist church for 45 years. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Helen Washam, of Clever, two sons, Glen and John, both of Clever; six daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Sullivan, Mrs. Ada Chastain, Mrs. Alma Little and Mrs. Nellie Kerr of Clever, Mrs. Mattylene Ferrie of Los Angeles, and Mrs. Dorothy Wilder of Fresno, Calif.; one brother, Charley Washam, of Albuquerque, N.M.; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in the Clever Methodist church with the Revs. J.W. Harvey and D.S. Frazier officiating. Burial was made in the Wise Hill cemetery under the direction of the Maples-Harris Funeral Home of Clever. Pallbearers were Clay Hodges, Floyd Little, Leonard Lehman, Chloe Hayes, Albert Bohm, and Everett Soloman.

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Washam, Mathias S. “Matt” 18 Nov 1863 - 31 Aug 1949 CCR 15 Sep 1949

Methias S. “Matt” Washam, 85, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, in his home in Clever. He had been in poor health for several years. Mr. Washam had lived in the Clever vicinity for the past 48 years, and was a member of the Clever Methodist church for 45 years. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Helen Washam of Clever; two sons, Glen and John, both of Clever; six daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Sullivan, Mrs. Ada Chastain, Mrs. Alma Little and Mrs. Nellie Kerr of Clever, Mrs. Mattylene Ferrier of Los Angeles, and Mrs. Dorothy Wilder of Fresno, Calif.; one brother, Charley Washam, of Albuquerque, N.M.; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon, Sept. 2, in Clever Methodist church with the Revs. J.W. Harvey and D.S. Frazier officiating. Burial was made in the Wise Hill cemetery under the direction of the Maples-Harris Funeral Home of Clever. Pallbearers were Clay Hodges, Floyd Little, Leonard Lehman, Chloe Hayes, Albert Bohm, and Everett Soloman.

 

Washam, William A. “Bert” 27 Dec 1866 - 6 Feb 1944 CCR 10 Feb 1944 p1

[Note: Son of Matthew J. & America (Ignite) Washam

Funeral services for William A. Washam, 77, retired farmer, who died Sunday at the home of a son, Sherman, near Riverdale, were held Tuesday at the Maples Funeral Home in Nixa, with burial in the Jones Cemetery.

 

Washburn, Ermina 1853 - May 1943 CCR 13 May 1943 p1

[Note: married 1869 Henry Washburn died 1938]

Funeral services for Mrs. Ermina Washburn, 89, who died at the home of her son, J.E. Washburn, at Nixa, were held Friday, May 7, in the Maples Funeral Home at Nixa, conducted by Rev. R.C. Harding. Interment was in Guthrie City, Iowa. A native of New York, she was married to Henry Washburn in 1869. Her husband preceded her in death five years ago. She was a member of the Free Methodist church since 1876. She is survived by the son with whom she made her home, a daughter, Mrs. Minerva Brown of Denver, Colo., seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

 

Washburn, John E. d 11 Dec 1953 CCR 17 Dec 1953 p4

Friends at Nixa and Ozark have received word of the death on December 11 of John E. Washburn at Newton, Kan. Mr. Washburn, formerly resided on a farm near Nixa, A son, Loren Washburn, now living in Florida, is also a former Nixa and Ozark resident.

 

Wasson, Amanda Caroline (Klann) 23 Mar 1873 - 5 Sep 1949 CCR 8 Sep 1949

[Note: Daughter of August & Henrietta (Hackbert) Klann; married 22 Jan 1899 Frances Marion Wasson 30 May 1864 - 29 Sep 1957]

Mrs. Amanda Klann Wasson of Nixa, 76, wife of F.M. Wasson, died at 2 p.m. Monday in St. John’s hospital after a lingering illness. Mrs. Wasson was born near Hamburger, Germany, and when she was six weeks old, was brought to the United States by her parents who settled in Wisconsin. When she was seven years old, the family moved to Missouri, residing in the Riverdale community. Mr. and Mrs. Wasson, who were married on Jan. 22, 1899, and established their home in Nixa, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last January. Mrs. Wasson was a member of the Nixa Christian church. She is survived by her husband; one son, Kermit Wasson, of West Plains; two daughters, Mrs. Blond McCrosky of Nashville, Tenn., and Miss Pansy Wasson of the home, and two brothers, Herman Klann of Springfield and Frank Klann of Portland, Ore. The body lay in state in Nixa Christian church from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday when services were conducted by the Rev. B. Frank West and the Rev. Robert Warren, both of Nixa. Burial was in Glenn cemetery under direction of Maples-Harris Funeral Home of Nixa.

 

Wasson, Bobby George 23 May 1941 - 29 Apr 1943 CCR 6 May 1943 p8

[Note: Son of George & Doria (Blankenship) Wasson]

Funeral services for Bobby George Wasson, 23-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. George Wasson of Garrison, who died April 28, 1943, were held April 29, with Rev. Wright officiating. Burial was in the Garrison cemetery under direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Chadwick. Survivors include the parents, one sister, four grandparents, and many other relatives.

 

Wasson, C. Okla Oct 1895 - 18 Nov 1966    CCR 24 Nov 1966 p1

[Note: Son of John C. & Ella J. (Wallace) Wasson]

Funeral services for C. Okla Wasson, 71, Sugarland, Tex., who died Friday morning Nov. 18 in Sugarland, following a lingering illness, were at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Triska Funeral Home, Rosenburg, Tex. A former resident of Christian County, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Garland Henley, Sugarland; a son Bern, Peoria, Ill; a brother, Paul E., Nixa; three sisters, Mrs. Christine Inman, Nixa, Mrs., Fern Goddard, Portland, Ore, and Mrs. Marian Lohmeyer, Springfield and three grandchildren.

 

Wasson, Claribel (Stine) 11 Jan 1904 - 24 Jul 1955 CCR 28 Jul 1955 p5

[Note:Daughter of William Otis & Lola (Keltner) Stine; married 12 Jan 1929 Kermit Wasson]

Mrs. Claribel Wasson died at 5 p.m. Sunday at her home in West Plains after an illness of nine months. A native of the Ozark community, Mrs. Wasson had been a resident of West Plains since 1929. Survivors include her husband, Kermit; two brothers, Lawrence Stine of Ozark and Stanley Stine of West Plains and a sister, Mrs. Malcolm Logan of Denver, Colo. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at the Church of Christ in West Plains and conducted by Walter Billingsley. Burial was in Glenn Cemetery near Nixa under direction of Thornsburgh of West Plains.

 

Wasson,  Edna Bernice (Wood) 23 Mar 1912 - 22 May 2006 SN-L 23 May 2006

[Note: Daughter of William Floyd & Clara Mae (Smith) Wood; married 4 Sep 1947 John Milton Wasson 26 Mar 1896 - 5 Nov 1974]

Edna Bernice Wasson, 94, of Nixa, passed away in the Ozark Nursing and Care Center in Ozark, Missouri, on Monday, May 22, 2006. Edna was born March 23, 1912, in Protem, Missouri, the oldest of four children born to William Floyd Wood and Clara Mae (Smith) Wood. The Wood family moved to Nixa in 1919 and Edna graduated from Nixa High School in 1930. She attained an Associate of Arts degree from Southwest Baptist College in Bolivar, Missouri, in 1932 and she attended Southwest Missouri State Teachers College in Springfield, Missouri. She was appointed postmaster of Nixa on December 1, 1933, and retired in 1972. In 1976 Edna was elected Nixa City Mayor serving a two-year term. Edna was united in marriage September 4, 1947, to John Milton Wasson, who preceded her in death in 1974. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Russell Wood; and a sister and brother-in-law, Vonda and Harry Bodanske. Edna taught Sunday School at the First Baptist Church in Nixa where she was a member since 1925. She was a member of the Eastern Star Chapter of Ozark, Missouri, the Nixa Garden Club, the Nixa American Legion Auxiliary, and the Nixa Community Foundation. Edna received the Nixa R-II Schools Outstanding Alumni Award in 1986 and she was inducted into the Nixa Academic Hall of Fame in May, 1995. Edna had a fond appreciation for the beauty in flowers, in books, in music, and in art. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Survivors include a daughter, Hattie Carter and husband, Collin, Nixa; a son, Jay Wasson, Nixa; one grandson, Caleb Carter and wife, Andrea, St. Louis; one granddaughter, Callie Linville and husband, L.G., Ozark; a brother, Dr. Victor Wood and wife, Lavenia, Nixa; a sister-in-law, Marcella Wood, Springfield; three nieces, Judith Martin and husband, Robert, Nixa, Edith Carlson, Springfield, and JoEllen Paredes and husband, Victor, Tucson, Arizona; seven nephews, John Bodanske and wife, Barbara, Edinburg, Virginia, Steve Wood and wife, Linda, Kirbyville, Dan Bodanske and wife, Wendy, Fair Grove, Hal Wood and wife, Lyn Marie, Kansas City, Phil Wood and wife, Mary, West Bloomfield, Michigan, Joe Fitzgerald and wife, Mary, Wichita, Kansas, Bill Fitzgerald and wife, JoAnne, Liberal, Kansas; and a host of other relatives, friends and loving caregivers. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 25, in the First Baptist Church, Nixa, with Dr. Richard Eakins and Rev. Joseph Fahl officiating under the direction of Adams Funeral Home in Nixa. Burial will follow in Glenn Cemetery, south of Nixa. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nixa Community Foundation (Edna B. Wasson Family Fund) at 105 Sherman Way, Suite 108, Nixa, MO 65714, or the Nixa First Baptist Church.

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Wasson, Edna Bernice (Wood) 23 Mar 1912 - 22 May 2006  SN-L 27 May 2006

Nixa's first female mayor dies at 94 By Didi Tang

News-Leader

Edna Wasson also served as postmaster and inspired her son to go into politics.

Edna Bernice Wasson, who served as Nixa's postmaster for nearly 40 years and was the town's first female mayor, will be remembered as an independent woman devoted to her community and family. Wasson died Monday in the Ozark Nursing and Care Center in Ozark. She was 94. "She didn't sit down very much," said her son, state Rep. Jay Wasson, R-Nixa. "She was always busy." Said Carla Sanders, the city's postmaster: "She was full of life, and she had a full life. She was very respected in the community." Sharon Whitehill Gray was the town's second female mayor. "Mrs. Wasson was a leader in our community," Gray said. "She certainly set an example of what leadership is all about." Born in 1912 to the Wood family in Protem, Edna Wasson moved to Nixa in 1919, where she graduated from Nixa High School in 1930. She attended Southwest Baptist College and Southwest Missouri State Teachers College. On Dec. 1, 1933, she was appointed postmaster for Nixa. She retired in 1972. In 1976, she was elected mayor of Nixa. She served one two-year term. She was married to John Milton Wasson, who died in 1974. "She was the first independent woman I knew, even before that term became popular," said Jay Wasson. "She had her job, and she had her own checkbook. She did things the way she wanted to do them." Edna Wasson was a well-known figure in Nixa. "She knew everybody, and everybody knew her," said Jay Wasson, who also credited his mother for his interest in public service. "She probably started me in public service," said the state representative, who remembers that he started going to city meetings after Edna Wasson became mayor. From there, Jay Wasson said he joined the park board, the city's planning and zoning commission and then the Board of Aldermen. At the same time, Edna Wasson was a traditional woman who raised her children and grew flowers and vegetables, said her son. "She did all of those things, yet she was extremely involved in raising me and my sister," said Jay Wasson. "She had a huge garden every year. She was very involved with the garden club. ... And she canned vegetables every year." Edna Wasson also helped others in the community, he said. "She helped anybody and everybody she saw needed help," Jay Wasson said. "... Nixa meant a lot to her, and she meant a lot to Nixa."

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Wasson, Edna Bernice (Wood) 23 Mar 1912 - 22 May 2006 CCH-N 7 Jun 2006

Edna Wasson with her children, Hattie Carter and Jay Wasson, courtesy of Wasson family

First Lady of Nixa died at 94

Edna Wasson Known for the progressiveness

Ryan Bowling, Headliner News

            Edna Bernice Wasson, who died May 22 at 94-years-old, watched Nixa grow up around her. “Her generation were the people who built the foundation of what Nixa is today,” Edna’s son State Rep Jay Wasson R-Nixa, said. “The progressive type of thinking that these people had, she was a major part of that. She was part of the generation that was always trying to improve the community.” She was born in Protem, Mo. In 1912 but moved to Nixa seven years later. She had a strong character and pleasant personality that everyone in the community enjoyed, daughter Hattie Carter said. “She always tried to find the good in everyone and everything,” Carter said. “She really set a great example for the rest of us.” Edna meant a lot of things to a lot of people - wife, mother, postmaster, mayor, friend. “She was a contemporary independent woman before that was a phrase, but she was traditional when it came to raising us,” Wasson said. “She was a small town lady who did everything she could for her family and her community.” Edna Wasson graduated salutatorian from Nixa High School in 1930 and received an Associate of Arts degree from Southwest Baptist College (now SBU) in Bolivar in 1932. She graduated from Southwest Missouri Teachers College (now Missouri State University) a few years later. She was the first editor for the Nixa High School newspaper and was later editor for the Nixa Missourian newspaper. She also helped operate the Elite Movie Theater in Nixa in 1939 and sold countless war bonds across southwest Missouri during World War II. But, among all he accomplishments, she will always be remembered as the first woman mayor in Nixa’s history in 1976, serving one two-year term, and as postmaster from 1933-1972 after recommendation from Sen. Harry S. Truman and appointment by President Franklin S. Roosevelt. “I believe when mom became postmaster, she said there were 500 hundred people in Nixa,” Carter said. “She was very proud of being from Nixa,” Jay Wasson added. “When you’ve lived some place for 88 years, you’re going to take some pride in it.” Edna Wasson also received the Nixa R-II Schools Outstanding Alumni Award in 1986 and was inducted into the Nixa Academic Hall of Fame in 1995. “She was always wanting to learn,” Jay Wasson said, “ She was s voracious reader, very inquisitive about life and people.” She was also loved by the community, Jay Wasson and Carter said that October 6, 1972 was proclaimed Edna Wasson Day by then-mayor Claude Phillips after she retired as postmaster. “She basically lived the history of this community,” Jay said. “But             never knew mother to mind the change, unlike many people of that time. Edna Wasson was married to John Milton Wasson for 27 years before his death in 1974. She was at the Ozark Nursing and Care Center when she died .

 

 

Ward, Charles Edward 17 May 1918 - 23 Aug 2000  CCH-N 30 Aug 2000

[Note: married Lenora]

Charles Edward Ward, age 82, of Chadwick, passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2000 in ManorCare, Springfield, Missouri. He was born May 17, 1918 in Waukegan, Illinois. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Ward was a farmer. His wife, Lenora Ward preceded him in death. He is survived by his family and friends. Visitation was Friday, August 25, 2000 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Ward, Chester Harvey 17 Sep 1920 - 6 Oct 2009 SN-L 7 Oct 2009

[Note: Son of Walter & Phoebe ( ) Ward; married Reda Workman]

Chester Harvey Ward, of Nixa, was born September 17, 1920 and passed away October 6, 2009 in St. John's Hospital. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Reda (Workman); brother, Robert; parents, Walter and Phoebe; and grandson, Randy Ward. Chester retired from Lily Tulip at the age of 65, he had also worked for MFA Breeding Farms for many years. He enjoyed coffee every morning with his friends at the Nixa McDonalds and visiting with his neighbors. Surviving him are his sister, Laura Mae Rankin and husband Lon, of State of Oregon; sister-in-law, Joyce Ward, of Springfield; his two sons, Ron and wife Linda, Gary and wife Mary from Springfield; granddaughter, Gail Ponder and husband Ed; two grandsons, Ronnie Ward and Justin Ward; four great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson and several nieces, nephews and many friends. Chester is also survived by a special friend, Gladys Young. The family would like to give special thanks to Paul Pritchett and the wonderful staff at St. John's Hospital. Graveside services will be Thursday, October 8, 2009 at 1 p.m. in Hazelwood Cemetery officiated by Brother Fred Reamsnider.

 

Ward, David Eugene, Pfc. 1942 - 21 Oct 1967     CCR 26 Oct 1967 p1

Former Ozark Resident Dies in Vietnam

Pfc. David Eugene Ward, of Route 1, Rogersville, has been reported killed in action in Vietnam. A funeral home spokesman said the 25-year-old soldier died instantly of shrapnel wounds last Saturday. A native of Iowa, Pfc. Ward moved with his family in 1957 to Rogersville where he attended high school. He had been employed by BBM Lumber Company in Ozark and lived here until he entered the services in 1966. He had been in Vietnam since Aug. 8. He is survived by his wife, Joan; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Ward, and a sister, Linda, all of Route 1, Rogersville; and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Grey of Ozark. A memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Harris Chapel in Ozark. Funeral services and burial will be next week in Riverton, Iowa.

 

Ward, Doyle 22 Feb 1923 - 25 Oct 2005 SN-L 27 Oct 2005 & SN-L 28 Oct 2005

[Note: Son of John & Cora (Kennedy) Ward; married 21 Dec 1952 Mary Elizabeth Williams]

Doyle Ward, age 82, of Nixa, passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2005. He was born February 22, 1923, in Block, Tenn., the son of John and Cora (Kennedy) Ward. He graduated from Trinidad High School in Colorado, and attended the University of Wyoming. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He began his foreign duty in Normandy, and traveled to Paris and Belgium before being wounded at the Battle of the Bulge. On December 21, 1952, he and Mary Elizabeth Williams were united in marriage. She preceded him in death in 1995. As a painting contractor, Mr. Ward traveled throughout the United States. In 1965, while on a fishing trip to the Ozarks, he purchased The Cove Motel in Kimberling City, and moved his family there from Denver in 1969. In the early 1970's, he began his career in real estate development, and in 1976 the family moved to Springfield. He also enjoyed ranching and cattle. In 1984 they moved to Nixa where he and his brother-in-law were instrumental in building projects at River Fork. Mr. Ward was a member of South Gate Baptist Church. Survivors include his son, James Ward, Nixa; a daughter, Janet Holman and husband, Mike, Springfield; a brother, Kendrick Ward, Birmingham, Ala.; a sister, Ruth Dye, Denver, Colo.; a host of cousins, nieces and nephews; and many friends. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Tascha Vale for her care and kindness beyond measure. A graveside funeral will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, October 29, 2005, in Eastlawn Cemetery, Springfield, with Rev. Nolan Carrier officiating. Military honors will be provided by National Guard Bravo Team. Friends may call at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, on Friday for viewing from 2 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Seasons Hospice or St. John's Hospital.

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Ward, Doyle 22 Feb 1923 - 25 Oct 2005 CCH-N 2 Nov 2005

            Doyle Ward, 82, of Nixa, passed away Oct. 25, 2005. Survivors include: His son, James Ward, Nixa; a daughter, Janet Holman and husband, Mike, Springfield; a brother, Kendrick Ward, Birmingham, Ala.; a sister, Ruth Dye, Denver, Colo.; a host of cousins, nieces and nephews; and many friends. A graveside funeral will be at 11 a.m. Oct. 29, 2005, in Eastlawn Cemetery, Springfield, with Rev. Nolan Carrier officiating. Military honors will be provided by National Guard Bravo Team. Friends called at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, on Friday for viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Seasons Hospice or St. John's Hospital.

 

Ward, Earnest “Butter” 28 Feb 1914 – 14 Jan 2000  CCH-N 26 Jan 2000

[Note: Son of Charlie & Hattie (Smith) Ward; married 12 Mar 1938 Vesta L. Gray 24 Mar 1920 - 30 May 1988]

Ernest “Butter” Ward, 85, of Rogersville formerly of Oldfield passed away at 12:15 a.m. Friday, January 14, 2000 in St. John’s Regional Health Center Springfield. Butter was born on February 28, 1914 in Kingsley Iowa to Charlie and Hattie Smith Ward. He was married to Vest L. Gray on March 12, 1938 and she preceded him in death on May 30, 1988. Butter served in the U.S. Army in WW II, was a member of the VFW and of the Rogersville First Baptist Church.  Surviving is his daughter Mary Melinda Plaster of the home. One sister Bertha Miller and husband Bo of Malvern, Ia., four grandchildren David and Rita Kanel, Gary Kanel, Candy Plaster and Dustin Plaster, two great-grandchildren; Cathy and Crissy Kanel. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sons David, Richard and Jimmy Ward, five brothers and a sister.

Services were at 2 p.m. Monday January 17, 2000 at the First Baptist Church Rogersville, with burial in the Springfield National Cemetery on Tuesday January 18, 2000 at 10 a.m. with the full military honors. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Youth Awanas Club, Rogersville.

 

Ward, Edoth (Harvill) 1 Mar 1908 - Jan 1980 OH 24 Jan 1980 p8

[Note: Daughter of Andrew & Eva (Hunt) Harvill; married 10 Dec 1927 CCM Robert Ward]

Services for Mrs. Edoth Ward, 71, Eldon, were held Jan. 17 at her home in an accident. She was born in Christian County, living in Ozark until moving to Miller County in 1927. Among those surviving are her husband, Roberts and a sister, Alma Adams, Oldfield.

 

Ward, Gerald “Pat” 22 Jun 1924 - 9 Nov 1988 OH 17 Nov 1988

[Note: married Lois]

Gerald "Pat" Ward, 64, of Nixa, died Nov. 9 at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. Services for Mr. Wand were held Nov. 12 in the Harris Chapel, Nixa, with the Rev. William B. Malotte officiating. Burial was in Payne Cemetery, near Nixa. Mr. Ward was a native of Brighton, and had spent most of his life in the Nixa area. He was a 19-year employee of N.W. Electric Power Co-op. Springfield. Ha was a veteran of the United States Army, serving his country in World War II, and was a member of the Nixa American Legion Post No. 434. He belonged to the Nixa Christian Church and to Friend Lodge No. 352 AF & AM, Ozark, as well as to the Abou Bell Adhem Temple, Springfield, and Scottish Rite. Joplin. His survivors include his wife, Lois, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Jill Bingham, Springfield; a stepson and step-daughter-in-law, Jimmie Dale and Brenda Eoff, Springfield; a granddaughter, Renee. Bingham and a grandson, Brian Ward Bingham, both of Springfield; a step grandson, Billy Abby, Springfield; a sister, Mrs. Aliene Gilliland, Thermopolis, Wyoming; and a brother, Joe Ward, Bonne Terre. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nixa Christian Church.

 

Ward, Harold W. 14 Oct 1913 - 18 Apr 1989 NE 27 Apr 1989

[Note: married Edith]

Harold W. Ward, 75, Springfield, died Tuesday, April 18 in Mercy Villa Nursing Home. A lifelong resident of Spring field, he was employed at Trailmobile for 21 years and was retired from St. John's Hospital as a security guard. Survivors include his wife, Edith; a son, Jerry, Pleasant Hope, a daughter, Joan E. Hamblen, Kansas City; three stepchildren, Bernice Fultz, Rogersville, Dewey and L.D. Henderson; both of Spring field; two brothers, Hershel, Nixa, and Howard, Spring field; two sisters, Edith Work man, Springfield, and Helen Regelbrugge, Kansas City; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 20 in Herman Lohmeyer Chapel. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Contributions are suggested to the Springfield Hospice Organization.

Ward, James Clinton  19 Sep 1920 - 10 Nov 1981 SDN 11 Nov 1981
[Note: Son of Clinton & Hyacinth Early (Wilkinson) Ward; married Mary J. Bingham]
Services for James C. Ward, 61, Springfield, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Greenlawn Battlefield South Funeral home with the Tom Shiflett and Norman Sewall officiating. Burial will be in Weaver Cemetery south of Springfield. Mr. Ward died at 4:10 a.m. Tuesday in Cox Medical Center after a long illness. He was a lifelong Springfield resident and a member of Southside Church of Christ. He was a World War II Army veteran and vice president of manufacturing at Paul Mueller Co. joining the company three years ago. Prior to working at Paul Mueller, he was with Reyco Industries for 18 years. He was a member of the Downtown Rotary Club and had received degrees from Southwest Missouri State University and Wichita State University. Survivors include his wife, Mary J.; a son, Tom, Verona; four daughters, Mrs. Jane Davis, Republic, Mrs. Jamie Hawk, Walnut Grove, Mrs. Marilyn Barnes and Mrs. Nancy Weems, both of Springfield; his father, Clinton Ward, Springfield; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Shook and Mrs. Helen Garton, both of Springfield and seven grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Ward, Jerry 1983 - 11 Jul 2006 SN-L 13 Jul 2006

Jerry Ward, age 23, of Nixa, died Tuesday morning. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Burial will follow in Greene Lawn Cemetery, Walnut Grove. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Memorials to the family may be made through the funeral home.

 

Ward, Joe 18 Jun 1919 - 24 Jan 1993 OH 3 Feb 1993

[Note: Son of John & Maggie (  ) Ward]

Joe Ward, 73, Bonne Terre, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1993 in the Hillside Manor. He was born June 18, 1919 in Polk County, the son of John and Maggie Ward. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Gerald Pat Ward; and a sister, Alene Gilland. Survivors include a sister-in-law, Lois Ward; a niece, Pam Bingham; and cousins, Chester Ward, Don Ward, Hershal Ward and Bob Ward. Services were held Wednesday, Jan. 27, in the Patterson Cemetery under the direction of Harris Colonial Chapel, Ozark.

 

Ward, John Willard 4 Sep 1876 - 15 Jun 1955 CCR 23 Jun 1955 p1

[Note: married Maggie Wallace  ? - 1909; married 11 Dec 1910 Maggie McElhaney ? - Jun 1953]

John Willard Ward was born on September 4, 1875 on a farm in Greene County, the son of Arch and Allie Ward. He was first united in marriage to Maggie Wallace who passed away in 1909. On December 11, 1910, he was united in marriage to Maggie McElhaney who passed away in June 1953. Mr. Ward was also preceded in death by two children, Ruth in 1927 and Lewis on July 16, 1948. Mr. Ward moved to Christian County early in life and lived on a farm southwest of Nixa. He served as Clerk of Christian County from 1928 to 1936. In 1943, he moved to a farm near Morrisville, where he lived most of the remainder of his life. He was a member of the I. O. O. F. Lodge at Nixa. At 12:15 a.m. June 15, he entered into rest at a Springfield home at the age of 79 years, 9 months and 11 days. Survivors include four sons, Ross of Appleton City, Sid of Wichita, Kan., Joe of Nevada and Pat of Nixa; two daughters, Mrs. Lorena Eaton of Oakland, Calif. and Mrs. Alline Lowitz of Henderson, Nev.; ten grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two brothers, Walter and Blon Ward, both of Springfield; other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 18, in the Harris Funeral Chapel at Nixa with the Rev. Roscoe Harding officiating. Burial was in Patterson Cemetery.

 

Ward, June Franklin 17 Apr 1916 - 22 Mar 2010 SN-L 24 Mar 2010

[Note: Daughter of Frank Bennett & Bess (Woodward) Ward]

June Franklin Ward, 93, of Nixa passed away in her home on March 22, 2010. Ms. Ward was born April 17, 1916, in Eminence, Missouri, the oldest of four children born to Frank Bennett Ward and Bess (Woodward) Ward. Ms. Ward taught school in Bee Bluff, Missouri before attending Draughon's Business College in Springfield. After entering government service, she worked for the Works Progress Administration (WPA), O'Reilly General Army Hospital and 25 years in Washington D.C. with the Department of the Navy. After retiring in 1970, Ms. Ward moved to Nixa where she was active in family, church and a variety of volunteer activities, including work with handicapped children and The Least of These. Ms. Ward was a charter member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Nixa. Ms. Ward was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Bennett Ward and Lyman Ward. Survivors include her sister, Helen Hawkins of Nixa, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. An informal memorial gathering will be held in Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Nixa, at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 26, 2010. Interment will be at Munsell Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Aldersgate United Methodist Church or the Humane Society.

 

Ward, Leona Mae 16 Dec 1916 - 30 Oct 1934 CCR 8 Nov 1934 p4

[Note: Daughter of Leonard C. & Gertie (Lee) Ward]

We desire to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the kindly acts, words of sympathy and floral offerings during the illness and death of our beloved, Leona Ward. Mr. and Mrs. B.M. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Rozell, Mrs. A.E. Milligan, L.C. Ward.

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Ward, Leona Mae 16 Dec 1916 - 30 Oct 1934 CCR 8 Nov 1934 p8

Leona Mae Ward was born Dec. 16, 1916, at Weaubleau, Mo., and departed this life, Oct. 30, 1934, aged 17 years, 10 months and 14 days. She was converted at the age of 14 years and united with the Christian church at Sparta in which she remained an active member until her recent illness. She remained brave and cheerful. Everything was done for her, the best of physicians, also Unity of Kansas City was called, but the Lord loveth a shining flower and no doubt wanted her where the Angels sing. We always have in every community certain people whom the elder ones admire and respect and to whom the younger look for example in life. Leora Mae was one of this type, being loved and cherished by both old and young. She was an outstanding student educationally, physically and morally. Her prospects were great and she had planned to go with her father to a rice plantation in the sunny south. She leaves to mourn her departure her mother, father, and sister, grandmother, sweetheart and schoolmates, besides a host of friends. She was visiting with her sister, Mrs. Glen Rozell, when she had a second stroke of paralysis, the result of a severe case of measles. Her favorite minister, Rev. Ross Carter of Ozark, who was preaching at the time of her confession, was called to preach the funeral. She was buried in the Sparta cemetery. Contributed.

 

Ward, Leonard C. 2 Sep 1874 - 12 Jul 1975 OH 17 Jul 1975 p11

[Note: Son of ? & Mary E. (?) Ward; married Gertie M. Lee 11 Jan 1892 - Oct 1982 who married second Bert Miller]

OZARK - Leonard C. Ward, 101 of Houston, Tex,, a former Sparta resident, died at 11 p.m. Saturday in Houston. Mr. Ward was believed to be the oldest Republican in Harris County, Tex. and earlier this year met President Gerald Ford at a meeting in Houston. He was a retired real estate and a member of the Sparta Church of Christ. He was also a member of the Sparta IOOF Lodge. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Juanita Rozell, Sparta and Mrs. Marie Woods, McCook, Neb.; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Arrangements were under direction of Adams of Ozark.

 

Ward, Lola Ann (Range) 1972 - 13 Dec 2004 SN-L 15 Dec 2004

[Note: Daughter of Arlie & Earlene (McIlalwain) Range]

Lola Ann Range Ward, age 32, of Walnut Shade, died Monday from injuries resulting from an automobile accident. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Burial will follow in Schupbach Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.

 

Ward, Maude (Sackett) 5 Jan 1884 - 2 Jun 1951  CCR 7 Jun 1951

[Note: Daughter of Christopher C. & Annie (  ) Sackett; married Frank Ward]

Mrs. Maude Ward, 66, of Springfield died Saturday morning in a Springfield hospital. Mrs. Ward, a resident of the Nixa community for many years moved to Springfield in 1940. She was a member of the Christian church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ralph Walker of the home and Mrs. Count Harvey of Mobile, AL; three sisters, Mrs. Nettie Blackburn, Mrs. Alma Utley, and Mrs. Florence Young of Springfield; a brother, George Sackett of Nixa; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday in Hazelwood cemetery.

 

Ward, Ora Vale (Phillips) Pearl 29 Sep 1912 - 7 Aug 1998  CCH-N 19 Aug 1998

[Note: Daughter of Ernest & Mary (Farnsworth) Phillips]

Ora Vale Ward passed away Friday August 7 at her home. She was 85 years old.  One son Herbert Lee Pearl preceded her in death.  She is survived by one daughter Jo Ann Harris of the home, one son Jerry lee Pearl of Springfield, one granddaughter Teryle Wilson and her husband Glenn Wilson of Las Vegas, Nevada. two grandsons Jeff Kim Pearl and his wife Karen Pearl of Springfield. Michael Lee Pearl and his wife Jan Pearl of Springfield. one great-grandson, Corey Wilson of Biloxi, Mississippi, four great-granddaughters Heather Lynn Myers of Ogden Utah, Sharon Leann Wilson of Las Vegas, Nevada. Amy and Kimberly Pearl of Springfield and many good friends. She was born in Grant City, to Ernest and Mary (Farnsworth) Phillips on September 29, 1912. She was a member of Hope Community Church at Springfield. In 1972 she retired from Owens Illinois Cup Company after nearly 20 years of service. Funeral services were held at 10 am Tuesday August 11 at Harris, A Heritage Funeral Home at Nixa burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation was on Monday August 10 from 6:30 to 8 pm at the funeral home.

 

Ward, Sam died 11 Aug 1901 CCR 22 Aug 1901

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Siley, ? died 11 Aug 1901 CCR 22 Aug 1901

A Taney County Tragedy

On Sunday, August 11th, Mrs. Siley took her mother to Kissee Mills, returning home alone and when in a lonely part of the road, she was dragged from her horse and outraged, and apparently after remounting her horse, she was shot in the back by he assailant and instantly killed. The disappearance of Sam Ward, who was seen in that locality, pointed to him as the assailant, and the county was thoroughly searched, but no trace of him was found until last Saturday when his remains was discovered near the place where he had committed the crime, with the rifle still in his hand and a bullet through his head, his remains being badly decomposed

 

Ward, Samuel B. 22 May 1891 - 20 Jun 1967 CCR 22 Jun 1967 p1

[Note; married  Mona D. Roby  20 Aug 1902 - 3 Mar 1984 - buried Eisenhour Cemetery]

Samuel B. Ward, 76, of Springfield, died at 8:40 a.m. Tuesday in Burge-Protestant Hospital after an illness of two weeks. He is survived by his wife, Mona; one son, Ronald, Kansas City; one daughter, Mrs. Opal Call, Reeds Spring; one brother, Wilbur, Marionville; one sister, Mrs. Mabel Brawner, Stirling, Kan.; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Arrangements are under direction of Adams of Ozark.

 

Ward, Sidney W. 5 Aug 1909 - Aug 1976 OH 2 Sep 1976 p6

[Note: Son of John Willard & Maggie (Wallace) Ward]

NIXA - Sidney W. Ward, 67, Joplin, formerly of Nixa, died at 8:35 p.m. Sunday at Freeman Hospital, Joplin after a long illness. Mr. Ward was a retired salesman and a native of Nixa. Survivors include one son, John Ward, San Francisco, Calif,; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Ann Reed, Wichita, Kan. and Miss Cindy Ward, Denver, Colo.; four grandchildren; one brother, Ross Ward, Joplin; one sister, Mrs. Lorene Eaton, Springfield; two half-brothers, Pat Ward, Nixa and Joe Ward Mansfield; and one half-sister, Mrs. Alline Gilleland, Squaw Valley, Calif. Prayer services were at 8 p.m. today in the Harris Chapel, Nixa. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Harris Chapel with the Rev. Phillip A. Bucher officiating. Burial was in Patterson Cemetery south of Springfield.

 

Ward, Thomas Clinton “Tom” 15 Nov 1942 - 28 Aug 1995  CCH-N 6 Sep 1995

[Note: Son of James Clinton & Mary J. (  ) Ward; married 9 Nov 1963 Rita V. Johnson]

Thomas Clinton Ward, 52, Aurora, died Monday, Aug. 28th in St. John's Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Ton, was born November 15, 1942 in Wichita, KS., the son of James C. Ward and Mary J. Ward. He was united in marriage Nov. 9, 1963 to his adoring wife, Rita V. Johnson. To this marriage one child was born, Rashell Leigh Clothier, Overland Park, KS. He is also survived by his mother and four sisters, Linda Davis, Republic, Jamie Hawk, Marilyn Barnes, and Nancy Weems, all of Springfield, his mother- and father-in-law, Leonard and Pauline Johnson, his Aunts Helen Garton and Ruth Shook, as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of dear friends. Tom was preceded in death by his father in 1981 and his maternal grandparents Tom and Merle Bingham and his paternal grandparents, Clint and Hyacinth Ward. Tom graduated from Parkview High School and received his engineering degree from the University of Missouri at Rolla. He worked as an engineer for Boeing Aircraft in Seattle and Wichita, where he helped design the first 747. He was later President of Central State Stamping Co. in Springfield. Tom was an all-line insurance broker and was an agent for Farmers Insurance Group for 20 years, as well as a Century 21 broker. Tom served several terms on the Southwest Missouri Board of Realtors. Tom enthusiastically served his community through many civic organizations. He was Past President of both the Aurora Chamber of Commerce and the Aurora Rotary Club. He was also the Chairman of the Regional Ozark Mountain Parkway Committee. Tom served on the Board of the Aurora Economic Development Committee and the Private Industry Council. Tom was a member and deacon of the Aurora Church of Christ. One of Tom's greatest joys was praising God in song and he often lead the singing at church services. Tom never let his illness get in the way of enjoying life. He loved the outdoors and was an avid quail and pheasant hunter, and fisherman. Visitation was from 6-7 p.m. at Greenlawn South Funeral Home. Service were held at the South National Church of Christ building at the corner of National and Seminole an Thursday, Aug. 31, 1995 at 10:30 a.m. with David Lawrence and Cecil Harris officiating. Burial was at Weaver Cemetery in Ozark. Memorial contributions may be made to Springfield Dialysis Patient Fund, 330 E. Division, Springfield, MO., 65803.

 

Ward, Vesta L. (Gray) 24 Mar 1920 - 30 May 1988  OH 2 Jun 1988

[Note: Daughter of Oliver & Mary (Willis) Gray; married 12 Mar 1938 Ernest “Butter”  Ward 28 Feb 1914 – 14 Jan 2000]

Vesta L. Ward, 68, of Oldfield, formerly of Rogersville, died Monday at her home following a long illness. Services for Mrs. Ward will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Marsh Funeral Home, Rogersville, with the Rev. Winston Burton officiating. Visitation is scheduled for 7-9 p.m. this evening (Thursday) at the funeral home. Born March 24, 1920, in Sidney, Iowa, Mrs. Ward was the daughter of Oliver and Mary (Willis) Gray. She was married to Ernest Ward March 12, 1938, and he survives. Additional survivors include one daughter, Mary Melinda Plaster, Oldfield; one brother, Frank Gray, Rogersville; one sister, Fern Constable, Springfield; and four grandchildren, David and Gary Kanel, Rogersville, and Candy and Dustin Plaster, Oldfield. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Missouri.

 

Ward, Victor 13 Dec 1922 - 1 Jul 2007 SN-L 17 Jul 2007 & SN-L 18 Jul 2007

[Note: Son of Robert & Lorena (  ) Ward; married Nov 1951 Alice Puryear]

Victor Ward of Springfield, formerly of Seymour, died on Saturday, July 1, 2007. He passed away in Cox South Hospital at 6:15 p.m. after a short illness at the age of 84 years. Vic was born in Fort Worth, Texas, on December 13, 1922, to Robert and Lorena Ward. As a young boy, he worked in his parents' general store in Fort Worth. Upon graduation from Riverside High School, he attended the University of Texas. After serving his country in World War II as an intercept operator, he joined his parents and his sister, Althea, in Seymour, Mo., where he became a dairy farmer and later a rural route mail carrier for 25 years. In November of 1951, he married Alice Puryear of Seymour with whom he had two children, Curtis and Karen. They spent 31 happy years on their farm near Seymour. Alice preceded him in death in August of 1983. After her death, Vic made his home in Springfield. He was a loving father and Papaw and will be greatly missed by his family, his son, Curtis Ward of Springfield; his daughter, Karen and her husband, Martin Thompson, of Ozark; three granddaughters, Miranda Allison and her husband, Brad, of Springfield, Sarah Fletcher and her husband, Tracy, of Battlefield, and Alison Thompson and her fiance, Chris King, of Ozark; his great-grandson, Landon Fletcher; and his sister, Althea Porter and her husband, Duane, of Springfield. Vic was a funloving storyteller, making friends wherever he went. He spent many good times with his special friend, Earline Hogg, and his buddies at the Waffle House on South National. The family would like to send a special "thank you" to the nurses and staff at Cox South Hospital on 300 West for the kindness shown to Vic and his family. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, July 18, at 10:30 a.m. in Seymour Masonic Cemetery. Visitation will be this evening, July 17, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Greenlawn Funeral Home South, Springfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or Alzheimer's Association.

 

Warden, Christopher Lee “Chris” 29 Jun 1974 - 29 Apr 2003 SN-L 30 Apr 2003

[Note: Son of Tim & Carol (Caldwell) Warden]

Christopher “Chris” Lee Warden, 28, Springfield, died at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2003 in Springfield Skilled Care Center and The Lodges, Springfield. He was born June 29, 1974 in Springfield, Missouri, the son of Tim and Carol (Caldwell) Warden. Chris attended Calvary Baptist Church in Republic. Some of his favorite pastimes were attending church, singing gospel music, and taking trips to Branson. He played ARC basketball for two years and continued to enjoy watching other basketball games. He was preceded in death by his mother, Carol, on April 12, 1998. He is survived by his father and stepmother, Tim and Morgan Warden, Billings; a sister, Jennifer Brown, Republic; two stepbrothers, Andy Countryman and Travis Countryman, both of Republic; maternal grandparents, David and Peggy Caldwell; and paternal grandparents, Reese and Sue Warden, Springfield. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 1, 2003 in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, with Rev. Mike Green officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill West Cemetery, Billings. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Springfield News-Leader, April 30 2003.

Warden, Olive Irene “Sue” 23 Aug 1927 - 19 Jan 2011 SN-L 22 Jan 2011

Olive Irene (Sue) Warden, 83, Ozark. Arrangements: Greenlawn Funeral Home East.

Wardow, Grace (Melton) Wilhite Feb 1892 - 9 Jan 1964 CCR 16 Jan 1964 p1

[Note: Daughter of Jacob & Georgia Ann (Stallings) Melton; married 27 Jan 1916 Ben Wilhite 24 Dec 1888 - 11 Feb 1917; married later ? Wardow]

Mrs. Grace Wardow, 71, a former resident of Springfield, died last Thursday, Jan.. 9, at the hospital at Nevada. Mrs. Wardlow was a member of the Christian Church and had lived here about 40 years prior to 1958 when she moved to California. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Maxine Phillips of Bell, Calif. and a brother, Clovis Melton, 1614 North Benton, Springfield. Mrs. Wardow was a former Christian County resident, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jake Melton of the Selmore community. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon in the Jewel E. Windle Chapel, the Rev. Michael McGinnis officiating. Burial was in the Maple Park Cemetery.

 

Ware, Bertha (Webb) 26 Apr 1875 - 1 Feb 1933 CCR 23 Feb 1933 p1

[Note: Daughter of Joseph & Jennie (  ) Webb; married 20 Aug 1901 Charles E. Ware]

The following account of the death and the obituary of Mrs. Charles E. Ware, is taken from the Newton, Kansan, Newton, Kansas. The Wares formerly lived in Ozark and were engaged in the restaurant business while here. The funeral service for Mrs. Chas. E. Ware who passed away at her home Wednesday morning, was held Thursday afternoon, Rev. F.E. Black having charge of the service. Miss Kathryn Thomas at the organ and Mr. and Mrs. S.A. Brown as singers contributed of their talent to the service. Friends who served as casket bearers were Roy Hazzard, Gerald Angood, Lintoon Smith, M.A. Hahn, Sidney Wilkins and Fay Lagree. Interment was at Greenwood cemetery with Henry J. Sprinker of the Sprinker mortuary in charge.

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Ware, Bertha (Webb) 26 Apr 1875 - 1 Feb 1933 CCR 23 Feb 1933 p1

Mrs. Bertha Ware, a daughter of Joseph and Jennie Webb, was born April 20, 1875, at Humboldt, Kansas, and passed thru the gates of this life, early in the morning of Feb. 1, 1933. Her marriage to Charles E. Ware took place at Sedan, Kansas, Aug. 20, 1901. Mr. and Mrs. Ware came to Newton 16 years ago. Here Mrs. Ware became active and efficiently engaged in the work of the Themian club. Her ability was recognized for soon she was elected to the executive positions in the local club and later to the chairmanship of the Scholarship Loan fund for the Eighth district of Kansas Federation of Women’s clubs. For many years Mrs. Ware has also been a member of the Security Benefit association. In the circles of First Presbyterian church of which she was a member, the for many years was an interested and earnest worker. While no children graced their home, their love for the children of others was well known. They delighted to be of service whenever it was possible. Mr. and Mrs. Ware were extremely devoted to each other. Thru the years of their married life, they exhibited the qualities of faithful love which made them happy in spite of many hardships. She is survived by her husband, C.E. Ware of Newton; one brother, L.C. Webb, of Coffeyville, Kansas; two half-brothers, Geo. Eales of Chautauqua, Kansas, Andrew Webb, Independence, Kansas; two sisters, Mrs. Mava Hills, Terlton, OK, and Mrs. Ethel Kirk, Kansas City, MO, and many other relatives and friends.

 

Ware, Darrell Lee 29 Aug 1939 - 26 Mar 1957      CCR 4 Apr 1957 p 1

[Note: Son of Woodson A. & Lela Pearl (Pigg) Ware]

Funeral services for Darrell Lee Ware, 17 who died March 26, were held Sunday, March 31 at 2:00 p.m. in the Highlandville High School auditorium with Rev. Bill Martin and Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was in the Highlandville Cemetery under direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Nixa. Members of the senior class of Spokane High School, of which the deceased was a member, served as escorts and flower attendants. He was a member of the Highlandville Baptist Church.  Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Woodson Ware of Highlandville, two brothers, Captain Ray Ware of Rapid City, S. D. and S/Sgt max Ware of Spokane, Wash; two sisters, Mrs. June Washam of Springfield and Miss Jean Ware of the home..

 

Ware, Flossie Dell (Melton) 3 May 1898 - 7 Jul 1990  NN-E 12 Jul 1990

[Note: Daughter of James D.  & Luvena (Bilyeu) Melton; married 12 Mar 1919 William R. Ware 22 Nov 1897 - 28 May 1986]

Flossie Dell Ware, 92, Highlandville, died Saturday, July 7, 1990, in Greene Haven Nursing Home, Springfield. She was the daughter of Jimmy and Louvenna Melton. A homemaker, she was a lifelong resident of Christian County and a member of the First Baptist Church, Highlandville: She was married to William Ware on March 12, 1919. Preceding her in death were her husband, William, in 1986, and a son, Orville, in 1967. She is survived by two sons, Lowell, and his wife, Bonnie, Marionville, and Afton, and his wife, Judy, Jefferson City; a daughter-in-law, Betty Ware, Carl Junction; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Services were Monday in First Baptist Church, Highlandville, with the Rev. Gary Stewart officiating. Connie Maples and Marsha Downing provided music. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery.

 

Ware, James O. 1924 - 10 Apr 1967    CCR 13 Apr 1967 p1

[Note: Son of William R. & Flossie D. (Melton) Ware; married Betty Ann]

CARL JUNCTION - James O. Ware, 42, principal of the Carl Junction High School for six years died at 4:10 p.m. Monday in Oak Hill Hospital, Joplin where he had been a patient since March 29 when he had a heart attack. Prior to serving in the present post in Carl Junction, he had taught school in Lowry City for nine years. He was a veteran of World War II, a member of Carl Junction Baptist Church, Phi Delta Kappa, various teachers organizations and Carl Junction Lions Club. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Ware, Highlandville; his wife, Betty Ann; and three children, Dennis, Curtis and Janice, all of the home; two brothers, Lowell, Springfield and Afton, Jefferson City. Funeral services were at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Carl Junction High School auditorium with the Rev, David Holt officiating, Burial was in Carl Junction Cemetery,

 

Ware, Leah Pearl (Pigg) 30 May 1901 - 20 Dec 1984  OH 17 Jan 1985 pB9

[Note: Daughter of William Nelson & Anna Elizabeth (Morrissett) Pigg; married 12 Mar 1919 Woodson A. Ware 7 Aug 1892 - 7 Apr 1974]

Card of Thanks

We want to thank everyone for all the thoughtfulness shown us during the illness and death of our loved one, Pearl Ware.  Jean and Jerry Combs  June and Clarence Washam  and Max and Carol Ware

 

Ware, Ray E. 1921 - 29 Oct. 1967  CCR 2 Nov 1967 p1

[Note: Son of Woodson A. & Pearl (Pigg) Ware; may be the Ray Ware who married Marian Franklin 15 Jun 1941;  no legible tombstone found]

Ray E. Ware, 46 of Springfield was dead on arrival at Burge-Protestant Hospital at 1:50 a.m. Sunday after an apparent heart attack. Mr. Ware retired in 1964 with the rank of captain after 20 years services in the U. S. Air Force. He was a native of Highlandville and a member of the Baptist church there. Surviving are his wife, Hazel; three sons, Ronald of the state of California; and Daniel and Michael, both of the home; and two daughters, Mrs. Judith Koon, Alexandria, Minn. and Miss Deborah Ware of the home. Other survivors include the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Woodson Ware, Highlandville; a brother, Max, Overland; two sisters, Mrs. Clarence Workman of Combs, Ozark [Sic - that’s how the obit is worded]; and 2 grandchildren. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Springfield and Mrs. Jerry Wednesday in Highlandville [Sic - that’s how the obit is worded] Baptist Church with the Rev. W. L. Murdaugh officiating. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery under direction of Klingner. Full military rites were conducted at graveside by a contingent from Whiteman Air Force Base.

 

Ware, Rex W. 21 Sep 1923 - 20 Jul 1925 CCR 24 Jul 1925 p1

[Note: Son of Woodson A. & Leah Pearl (Pigg) Ware]

Rex Ware, son of Mr. And Mrs. Woodson Ware, aged 1 yr., 10 months and 8 days, died Wednesday July 29, 1925 at the home of W. W. Pigg near Highlandville. Interment was held at the Highlandville cemetery Thursday afternoon at 3:00 o’clock under direction of T. B. Chaffin of the Ozark Undertaking Co.

 

Ware, William R. “Willie” 22 Nov 1897 - 28 May 1986 OH 5 Jun 1986 p4

[Note: Son of William J. & Narcissa Jane (Parson) Ware; married 12 Mar 1919 Flossie Dell Melton 3 May 1898 - 7 Jul 1990]

Services for William R. “Willie” Ware, 88, Highlandville, were held May 31 in the First Baptist Church, Highlandville, with the Rev. Tommy Bilyeu  officiating, Bilyeu was in Highlandville Cemetery under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Mr. Ware died May 28 in Greene Haven Nursing Home, Springfield, following a short illness. He came to Highlandville in 1917 from Lawrence County. A deacon of the First Baptist Church of Highlandville he served as treasurer for a number of years. He was a carpenter and home builder. Survivors include his wife, Flossie; two sons, Lowell D., Marionville, and Afton, Jefferson City; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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Ware, William R. 22 Nov 1897 - 28 May 1986 OH 13 Mar 1986 p9

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Ware, Flossie Dell (Melton) 3 May 1898 - 7 Jul 1990 OH 13 Mar 1986 p9

Wares Honored On 67th Anniversary

March 12 was the 67th wedding anniversary of William R. and Flossie (Melton) Ware. They are residents of Green Haven Nursing Home in Springfield, and former Highlandville residents. Mr. and Mrs. Ware were married in Ozark by the Rev. L. H. Maples. They have three sons, Lowell D. Ware of Marionville, Afton L, Ware, Jefferson City, and the late James O,. Ware of Carl Junction. They also have five grandchildren. The Highlandville Baptist church honored the Wares with a celebration Sunday, March 9.

 

Ware, Woodson A. 7 Aug 1892 - 7 Apr 1974 OH 11 Apr 1974

[Note: Son of William J. & Narcissa Jane (Parson) Ware; married Leah Pearl Pigg 30 May 1901 - 20 Dec 1984]

Highlandville - Woodson A. Ware, 81, of Highlandville, died at 10:35 p.m. Sunday in Cox Medical Center, Springfield. A native of Verona, he had been a resident of Highlandville for most of his wife and was retired carpenter. Mr. Ware was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church near Aurora. Surviving are his wife, Pearl; a son, Max of Overland, Mo.; two daughters, Mrs. June Washam, Springfield and Mrs. Jean Combs, Ozark; two brothers, Willie of Highlandville and Earl of Aurora; 15 grandchildren; two step grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

 

Warf, Mary Ellen (Kessinger) 24 May 1865 - 6 Jun 1939 CCR 8 Jun 1939 p1

[Note: Daughter of  S.Frank & Susan Jane (Nail) Kessinger; married Sep 1894 Lee Warf; birthdate on DC 10 years before age on obit, but MO DC also says age 64 - what is correct?]

Mrs. Mary Ellen Warf passed away a her home near Oldfield Tuesday afternoon, June 6, at the age of 64 years. She was united in marriage to Lee Warf in September, 1894. Survivors besides her husband include Mrs. Ethel Albright of Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Helen Thorp, Hillsboro, Ill., Mrs. Kathryn Paris, also of Hillsboro, Ill, Glenn Warf of the home address and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Redfield of Oldfield, Mo. She was a member of the Lutheran church at Hillsboro, Ill. She was also a member of the Rebecca Lodge, Women’s Relief Corps of the G.A.R. and a member of the Royal Neighbors. The body was prepared for burial by the Chaffin Funeral home of Ozark and sent to Hillsboro, Ill., for burial.

 

Warfield, Alta Pearl (Maggs) 21 Apr 1883 - 31 Jul 1960 CCR 18 Aug 1960 p5

[Note: married Thomas James Warfield 4 Aug 1889 - 6 Mar 1958]

Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Warfield, 77, who died July 31 at the home of Mrs. Myrtle Medley of Nixa, were held August 3 at 2 p.m. in Mt. Sinai Baptist Church with the Rev. Walter E. Cowdrey officiating. Burial was in Frazier Cemetery under direction of Harris Funeral Home of Clever. Survivors include a niece, Mrs. Dorothy Anderson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; a nephew, E. G. Peterson of Ellsworth, Iowa; one stepson and one stepdaughter. She was preceded in death by Mr. Warfield in 1958.

 

Warman, Roy 1930 - 2 May 1988  OH 12 May 1988

[Note: married Marjorie]

Roy Warman, 57, of Rogersville, died at 8:25 p.m. May 2 in his home after a long illness. A funeral mass for Mr. Warman was held May 5 at the St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Ozark. Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery, Springfield, under the direction of Herman Lohmeyer Funeral Home, Springfield. Mr. Warman had worked for Southwestern Bell for 32 years. He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church. His survivors include his wife, Marjorie; a son, Roy Warman, Jr., Norfolk Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia; a daughter, Pamala Warman, Whiteman Air Force Base, Whitman, Missouri; his stepmother, Marie Warman; and two grandchildren.

 

Warner, Frances Narcissis "Sis" (Roberts) 23 Oct 1858 - 15 Aug 1930 CCR 28 Aug 1930

[Note: Daughter of  William & Mary (Burkhart) Roberts; married John C. Warner 1850 - 25 Dec 1910 - he buried at State Hospital No. 3, Nevada]

Mrs. Frances Warner was born near Sparta, Mo., Oct. 23, 1858, and departed this life at her home at Sparta Friday, Aug. 15, 1930, aged 72 years. She was united in marriage to John Warner about 58 years ago. To this union were born six children, two of whom are living: Marino Warner of Marysville, Kan., and Mrs. Lee Chaudoin of Sparta. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Amy Garrison of Ozark, and one brother, Pat Roberts of Springfield. Mrs. Warner united with the Sparta Christian church in the 1902, but had been a Christian for many years before. She was a faithful worker until death.

 

Warren, ? died Feb 1903 CCR 26 Feb 1903 p1

[Note: young girl; no legible tombstone in Christian County]

Burned to Death - A little child of Mr. and Mrs. Warren, who lives on D. R. Walker’s farm at Riverdale, was burned so badly Tuesday afternoon of last week that she died the next morning. The mother had gone after wood, and the little girl got too close to the stove and her dress caught, and when her mother returned it was in flames, and Mrs. Warren’s hands were terribly burned in trying to get the little one’s clothes off. Dr. Bruton was called, but could do nothing to save her.

 

Warren, Bernice "Bernie", Dr. 5 Jun 1934 - 10 Aug 2009 SN-L 12 Aug 2009
[Note: Daughter of Omar & Opal ( ) Warren]
Dr. Bernice "Bernie" Warren "Make dust our paper, and with rainy eyes write sorrow in the bosom of the earth." The words are Shakespeare's. The "rainy eyes" are those of countless friends, colleagues, and former students upon hearing of the August 10th death of Dr. Bernice ("Bernie") Warren, of Springfield. The daughter of Omar and Opal Warren, Bernie was born on June 5, 1934 in Ozark, Mo. She was an only child. The family moved to Neosho and Bernie graduated from high school there in 1952. She received her Bachelor's degree in 1955 from what is now Missouri State University, after which she taught English and social studies for one year at Reed Junior High and then she taught English for one year at Central High School in Springfield. Higher education called and Bernie went on to earn a Master's Degree from the University of Arkansas in 1959 and a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri, Columbia in 1967. She accepted a position at Southern Illinois University in 1966 and until 1969 was in charge of the Freshman English program there. In 1969, Bernie returned to Missouri State to begin a long and honored career. She taught English, of course. However in 1974, she also began a career in University administration which continued until her retirement. She served first as Assistant Dean of Faculties, serving the distinguished Dean of Faculties, Robert K. Gilmore. In 1985, she was named Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences-the first woman ever to serve as a College Dean at the University. Although the name of her College changed to the College of Humanities and Public Affairs, Bernie served in that position until her retirement in June, 1999, Until her death she held the titles Professor Emeritus of English, and Emeritus Dean. Bernie paved the way for other women at the University as she assumed various leadership roles. She was the founder of the long-successful new student orientation program known as Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR), and she was the spirit of that program. Her presentation, "Six Ways To Be Successful," inspired a generation of SOAR students. Bernie considered SOAR to be the achievement she was most proud of. She was an avid supporter of the University's athletic programs, and in her younger days she played a really mean game of tennis. She was a problem-solver, and that unique capacity was the hallmark of her years as an administrator. There were never many uncut Gordian knots when Bernie was the administrator. More than anything else, Bernie was a teacher of, a friend of and an advocate for students. She was a loving and stern mentor, and students flocked to her courses and to her office. When University administrators travel to meetings of alumni groups, one of the most-asked questions they hear is "How is Dr. Warren?" (Sometimes worded, "How is "Bernie?") The university has honored Bernie for her service. In 1994, she was given the Outstanding Alumni Award. Following her retirement, friends and colleagues set up the Bernice Sue Warren Lecture Series Fund, and the University President gave her the Bear Plaque award. In 2005 a space was dedicated to her on the University's Wall of Fame. Now she is gone, except from the hearts and memories of the many who loved her. Graveside services will be held at IOOF Cemetery in Neosho, Missouri at 1 p.m. Thursday, August 13, 2009 with Dr. Russell Keeling officiating. A Memorial Service will be held in the Crystal Room of Kentwood Hall at 700 St Louis in Springfield, Missouri, Saturday, August 29 at 11 a.m. Memorials may be made to the Newton County Historical Society, Southwest Humane Society in Springfield or St. John's Hospice in Springfield through Clark Funeral Home, P. O. Box 66, Neosho, MO 64850-0066 Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com Arrangements are under direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, MO.

Warren, Bobby J. 22 Dec 1930 - 5 Sep 1984 OH 13 Sep 1984 p11

[Note: married Marlene]

Services for Bobby J. Warren, 53, Clever, were held Sept. 7 in Meadors Chapel, Republic, with the Rev. Jim Smith officiating. Burial was in White Chapel Cemetery, Springfield. Mr. Warren died Sept. 5 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a short illness. A supervisor for Dayco Corp., Springfield, he served in the U. S. Air Force during the Korean conflict. Survivors include his wife, Marlene; three sons, Gary, Lake Charles, La., Ronnie, Clever, and Barry, Rolla; five brothers; three sisters; and four grandchildren.

 

Warren, Carl L. 5 Sep 1906 - 24 May 1972 CCR 1 Jun 1972 p4

[Note: Son of  Henry Seth & Etta Mae (Hanks) Warren; married Wilma Adams 2 Nov 1906 - 31 Jul 2001]

Carl L. Warren, 65, a native of Ozark, died Wednesday evening, May 24, in a Greenville, Tex. hospital following an apparent heart attack. Mr. Warren was a member of the Baptist church. Survivors are his wife, Wilma of the Greenville home; a son, James S. Warren of Eagle Lake, Tex.; a sister, Mrs. Edna Dunham of Ozark; a brother, Omer T. Warren of Neosho; a step-mother, Mrs. Seth Warren of Ozark; two half-brothers, Leo Warren of Memphis, Tenn. and Noel Warren of St. Paul, Minn.; one grandchild and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at the Harris Chapel in Ozark with the Rev. Arthur Page officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery.

 

Warren, Charles Lafayette "Fate" 14 Sep 1850 - 18 Aug 1913 CCR 22 Aug 1913 p1

[Note: Son of William A. & Mary Elizabeth (Callis) Warren; married Emma Pettijohn 5 Feb 1850 - 12 Oct 1911

DIED - At his home two miles southwest of town, at about 7 a.m. Monday, August 18, 1913, Chas. L. Warren, aged 62 years, 11 months and 4 days. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church Tuesday at 10 a.m. with interment in the Ozark cemetery beside his wife who preceded him some three years ago. Mr. Warren was a highly respected citizen of the community and will be greatly missed. He leaves four children to mourn his loss.

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Warren, Charles Lafayette "Fate" 14 Sep 1850 - 18 Aug 1913 CCR 29 Aug 1913

Card of Thanks.

We desire to express our sincere thanks to Dr. Bruton for his close attention and efforts and to the many friends and neighbors who rendered all possible assistance during the illness and death of our beloved father.  W. R. Warren, Seth Warren, Mrs. Nellie Forrester, Mrs. Gertrude Wallace

 

Walters, Maggie Jan 1865 - 4 Jan 1910 CCR 6 Jan 1910

[Note: Daughter of W. W. & ( ) Walters; no legible tombstone in Payne Cemetery; birthdate from 1900 census disagrees with age in obit]

Miss Maggie Walters, aged about 30 years a sister of the late Mrs. G. A. McCafferty, died in Ozark Monday and was buried Tuesday at Payne cemetery on James River.

 

Walters, Leonard "L.H." 1926 - 17 Jun 1988   OH 23 Jun 1988

[Note: Son of Leonard Russell & Jessie Helen (Hodges) Walters]

Leonard "L.H." Walters, 61, of Crescent City, California, formerly of Billings, died June 17 in Crescent City. Services for Mr. Walters were held Tuesday in Wier's Funeral Home Chapel, Crescent City. Burial will be in Crescent City. No local services are planned.

 

Walters, Ray James 24 Sep 1915 - 10 Feb 1929 CCR 14 Feb 1929 p1

[Note: Son of Frank & Margaret A. (Berry) Baxter - according to story of accident or Frank & Margarette M. (Berry) Walters according to his MO DC - mother‘s maiden name hard to read on MO DC; buried Marionville, Mo.]

Billings Boys Killed By Train

Action To Put Signal at Crossing Was Too Late to Save Lives of Three Fine Young Men

Paul Berghaus, 14 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo F. Berghaus and Roy Walters, 13 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Baxter, were instantly killed by a Frisco train on the railway crossing Sunday afternoon about 4:30 o’clock. Bernard, 17 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Berghaus, was rushed to the St. Johns hospital, Springfield, where he died Monday afternoon shortly after five o’clock. The boys, accompanied by five Billings high school girls, were enjoying a bob sleigh party when the accident happened. The boys were in the Berghaus Ford touring car, and the girls who were on the sleigh, were uninjured. It is understood that Mr. Berghaus, along with other Billings citizens, had been active in trying to secure a wig wag system installed at this crossing, which had been authorized by the Frisco last Thursday. Mr. Berghaus, father of the two boys, is well known to many Ozark people, he being one of the leading business men of the county, and one of the out standing civic leaders of his home town. Ozark friends of the family regret very mish to learn of this great tragedy.

 

Walters, Ruth (Rusk) 10 Jul 1911 - 20 Dec 1988 OH 29 Dec 1988

[Note: married 29 Sep 1928 Sidney Walters]

Ruth Rusk Walters, 77, died Dec. 20 at Cox Medical Center North following a brief illness. Services for Mrs. Walters were held Dec. 21 at Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Graveside services were held Dec. 23 in Colfax, Texas. A Texas native who moved to Springfield six years ago, Mrs. Walters had celebrated her 60th wedding anniversary with her husband, Sidney, September 29. She was active in her earlier years in various United Methodist congregations and in the United Methodist Women. Prior to her retirement, she was a credit manager of Sears in Dallas, Texas. Mrs. Walters was the great-granddaughter of General Thomas Jefferson Rusk, who played a prominent role alongside General Sam Houston in Texas history. She was preceded in death by her only child, Ellis Clifford Walters, Nov. 8. Surviving are her husband, Sidney; a brother, John Cicero Rusk, Grand Saline, Texas; a daughter-in-law, Ann Walters, of Springfield; grandson, Melvin Clifford Walters, Springfield; granddaughters, Connie Walters Butler, Chadwick, Colleen Walters Messner and Colette Walters Walden, Springfield; and great-grandchildren Ashley Michelle and Shane Thomas Messner, Spring field. She is also survived by a circle of friends, whom she cherished.

 

Walther, George W. 4 Feb 1893 - 10 Jun 1989 OH 20 Jul 1989

[Note: Son of John & Margaret (Hedrick) Walther; married 3 Sep 1917 Ida Mae Forster who died 1953; married 13 Jun 1954 May Via who died 1980]

George W: Walther, 96, of Rogersville, died June 10 in a hospital in Englewood, Florida. Memorial services for Mr. Walther were held at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Venice, Florida. Burial and a memorial service were held in the Oak Grove Heights Seventh-day Adventist Church near Rogersville July 16. Mr. Walther was born Feb. 4, 1893 in Callaway County to John and Margaret Hedrick Walther. He married Ida Mae Forster Sept. 3, 1917 in Carthage. She preceded him in death in 1953. On June 13, 1954, he married May Via in Columbia: She preceded him in death in 1980. Mr. Walther, a World War I veteran, lived in the Rogersville-Oak Grove Heights area for many years. He was a retired carpenter. He was a longtime member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church where he served as an elder. He had made his home with his son and daughter-in-law, George and Georgia Walther, in Englewood, Florida since May, 1980 and they survive. Other survivors include two stepsons, Felix and Ernest Forbis, and a stepdaughter, Velda Roemer, all Columbia; two brothers, Charles Walther, Lodi, California, and Herman Walther, state of Washington; a sister, Mae Hanson, Boulder, Colorado; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

 

Walther, John 27 Mar 1957 - 2 Nov 1939 CCR 9 Nov 1939 p1

[Note: married 13 Jan 1892 Margaret Hertrich 1870 - 26 May 1920]

John Walther was born in Germany on March 27, 1857, and passed away on Thursday, Nov. 2,1939, at 9 p.m. at the home of his son, George Walther, six miles northwest of Rogersville. He was 82 years of age. Mr. Walther came to this country when a young man and located near Fulton, Mo. He was united in marriage on Jan. 13, 1892, to Margaret Hertrich, who preceded him in death on May 26, 1920. To this union were born five children, all of whom survive. They are George of Rogersville, Charlie of Eldorado, Kans., Fred of Houston, Texas, and Herman of San Mateo, Calif. And Mrs. William Hanson of Exira, Iowa. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 4, at 3 p.m. in the Oak Grove Seventh Day Adventist church with Rev. Church officiating. Interment was made in the Oak Grove cemetery under the direction of the Klepper Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

Walton, Amanda (Points) White 17 Feb 1872 - 16 Mar 1931 CCR 19 Mar 1931 p5

[Note: Daughter of W. L. & Nancy (Taylor) Points; married James R. White; married 29 Apr 1898 James Franklin Walton 13 Dec 1865 - 13 Aug 1939; mother of Finis James White 15 July 1894 - 4 Feb 1954]

Funeral services for Mrs. Jim Walton, 59, who died at her home in Clever, Monday evening, March 16, 1931, were held Wednesday, March 18, at 1 pm, at the Christian church in Clever, with Rev. G.W. [missing line] the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband, one son by a former marriage, Finnis White, of Reeds Spring, two step-daughters, Mrs. Jim Little, Clever and Mrs. Lula Pippin of Springfield, three sisters and three grandchildren.

 

Walton, Gracie Ann (Meese) 17 Apr 1898 - 7 Aug 1937 CCR 12 Aug 1937 p1

[Note: Daughter of William A. & Telley (Seals) Meese; married William J. Walton]

Funeral services for Mrs. Gracie Walton, 38, who died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Meese, of Rogersville, on Aug. 7, 1937, were held at the home at noon Sunday, Aug. 8, with a second service at 2 o’clock at the Manley cemetery conducted by Rev. Lynn Swadley of Fordland. Burial was made under the direction of the Maples Funeral Home of Clever. Those surviving are the husband, W.J. Walton, two sons, Clayton and Harold, and one daughter, Roberta, the parents and four sisters, Mrs. Berta Barber of Nixa, Mrs. Clay Payne of Springfield, Mrs. Gene Peppers and Mrs. Carl Campbell of Rogersville, three brothers, Louis of Springfield and Lowell and Raymond of Rogersville.

 

Walton, James Franklin 13 Dec 1865 - 13 Aug 1939 CCR 17 Aug 1939 p4

[Note: Son of William M. & Sarah Elizabeth (Spoon) Walton; married 22 Apr 1891 Audie M. Smith 1872 - 1 Oct 1892 ; married 29 Apr 1898 Manda S. (?) 1872 - ? m/1 White]

Funeral services for Mr. James F. Walton, age 73 years, who died at St. Johns hospital in Springfield Sunday were held at 2 pm. Tuesday in the Clever Christian Church conducted by the Rev. C.S. Young of Clever. Burial was made in the Glenn cemetery under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever. The survivors are two daughters and a step-son; Mrs. Susie Little of Clever, Mrs. Lula Pippin of Kansas City, and Mr. Titis White of Reed Springs, MO. Two sisters and two brothers; Mrs. Sarah Nokes and Mrs. Millie Thompson of Nixa, Dock Walton of Springfield and Bill Walton of Nixa. Twelve grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. More than 30 years ago, Mr. Walton moved from Jamesville to Clever and purchased the Clever blacksmith shop and operated it for 20 years retaining ownership until death.

 

Walton, John M. 28 Feb 1873 - 29 May 1936 CCR 4 Jun 1936 p1

[Note: Son of William M. & Sarah Elizabeth (Spoon) Walton; married Melia Crawford]

Mr. John M. Walton was born in Pulaski County Feb. 28, 1873, and departed this life May 29, 1936, at the age of 63 years, 3 months and 1 day. He was married to Melia Crawford in 1909. To this union were born three children: Mrs. Marle Mays of Ash Grove, Elzie of Marshfield and George of Springfield, all of whom survive, and one grandchild. Three sisters and three brothers also survive: Mrs. Margaret Seals, Mrs. Millie Thompson, and Mrs. Sara Nokes, Mr. W.C. Walton, all of Nixa, Mr. Jim Walton of Clever, and Dock Walton of Springfield, Mo., other relatives and friends to mourn his going. Mr. Walton united with the Christian Church early in life. Funeral services were held in the Riverdale church at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 30, with burial in the Glenn cemetery under the direction of the Harding and Maples Funeral Home of Nixa.

 

Walton, Lawrence "Larry" 1921 - 15 Apr 2006 SN-L 17 Apr 2006

[Note: Son of Samuel & Myrtle (  ) Walton; married Jean Jackson 7 Apr 1927 - 5 Feb 1987; and Jane who died 1997]

Lawrence "Larry" Walton, age 84, of Nixa, Mo., died Saturday, April 15, 2006, in Springfield, Mo., after a long illness. He was the son of Samuel Walton and Myrtle Walton, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his wives, Jean in 1987 and Jane in 1997; one son, Gary Gene; and one grandson, Jason Walton. He is survived by one daughter, Carla and husband, Kelly Ennis, of Nixa, Mo.; two sons, Gale Walton of Marshfield, Mo., and Greg Walton of Houston, Texas; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Larry was a member of Grandview Missionary Baptist Church in Springfield, Mo. He worked for the Springfield Public Schools for 33 years as a custodian. He enjoyed bowling. In his younger years, he enjoyed raising and showing horses. Larry enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and telling them stories of his youth. 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. tonight, April 17, 2006. Funeral service will be at Walnut Lawn Funeral Home Chapel at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2006. Interment will be in Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield, Mo. Online condolences may be made at walnutlawnfuneralhome.com.

 

Walton, Linda (Ford) Bryant Nov 1883 - 18 Jan 1963 CCR 19 Jan 1961 p8

[Note: Daughter of Jesse D. & Minta (Nix) Ford; married 2 Nov 1902 Richard S. Bryant 2 May 1883 - ?; married ? Walton]

Mrs. Linda Walton, 77, former resident of Springfield, died Wednesday at her home in Kansas City.  Mrs. Walton, who was born in Ozark, is survived by two sons, Claude and Raymond Bryant, both of Kansas City; a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Smith of Hawthorne, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Finis Hanks of Ozark; Mrs. Elmira Flower of Springfield, and Mrs. Pearl Hanks of Kansas City, Kan. and one step-daughter, Mrs. Etolia Gottfried of Springfield. Arrangements are under direction of Klinger of Springfield.

 

Walton, Tory Dean 8 Aug 1958 - 1 Aug 2006 SN-L 4 Aug 2006

[Note: Son of Paul Dean & Sherry (Rodecap) Walton; married Cindy]

Tory Dean Walton, 47, formerly of Sparta, Mo., died Tues., Aug. 1, 2006, at his home in Waverly, Kan., surrounded by his family. Tory was born Aug. 8, 1958, in St. Joseph, Mo., the oldest of four children of Paul Dean and Sherry (Rodecap) Walton. He was baptized and a member of the Community Christ Church in Fanning, Kan. Tory was preceded in death by his grandparents, Howard and Thelma Rodecap, and Paul and Minnie Walton; an aunt, Marilyn (Rodecap) Hulse; and a cousin, Fred Keenan. He is survived by his wife, Cindy, of the home; two daughters, Mandy Parker and husband, Jody, of Wichita, Kan., and Tia Wist and husband, Charlie, of Wathena, Kan.; two sons, Brandon Wiederholt and wife, Brandy, of Wichita, Kan., and Colton Walton, of the home. Other survivors include his parents, Paul Dean and Sherry Walton of Highland, Kan.; three sisters, Candy McNorton and husband, Kevin, of Troy, Kan., Kristee Grable and husband, Glen, of Wathena, Kan., and Jill Johnson and husband, Buddy, of Basehor, Kan.; six nephews, four nieces, and two grandchildren. Funeral services are planned for 10:30 a.m. today, August 4, at the Community of Christ Church in Fanning, Kan. Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery. Any memorial contributions are suggested to the Tory Walton Memorial Fund, which may be sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, Highland, Kan.

 

Walton, Virginia Florence (Munford) 14 Jan 1917 - 28 Dec 1989 OH 4 Jan 1990

[Note: Daughter of William J. & Jenny A. (Jones) Munford; married William  J. Walton]

Virginia Florence Walton, 72, Rogersville, died at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 28 in Mercy Villa Nursing Home after a long illness. Mrs. Walton, a homemaker, was born Jan. 14, 1917, in Greene County to William J. and Jenny A. Jones Munford. She was a member of Kinser Chapel in Rogersville. She was married to William J. Walton, who preceded her in death in 1973. Survivors include three sons, William Jerry, Springfield, Edgar A., Rogersville, and Leon, Ozark; three daughters, Loetta Evans and Sandra A. Larmer, both of Springfield, and Jenny Walton Gould, Springfield, Va.; two stepsons, Clayton Walton, Springfield, and Harold Walton, Nixa; one stepdaughter, Roberta Loveland, Battlefield; two sisters, Ruth Bates and Imogene Walton, both of Springfield; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services were Tuesday in Ayre-Goodwin-Lee Chapel at Rivermonte with the Rev. Darrell Swearengin officiating. Burial was in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens.

 

Walton, William Christopher 29 Mar 1871 - 20 Jun 1959      CCR 2 Jul 1959 p7

[Note: Son of William M. & Sarah Elizabeth (Spoon) Walton]

Funeral services for William Christopher Walton, 88, who died June 20 at an Ozark Rest home were held Tuesday afternoon in the Harris Funeral Chapel at Nixa, with Rev. Roscoe Harding officiating., Burial was in Glenn Cemetery, south of Nixa. Mr. Walton served as Nixa night watchman for several years. He was  a member of the Nixa Baptist Church and a past member of the Nixa Odd Fellows. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Millie Thompson of Nixa, with whom he made his home and several nieces and nephews.

 

Waltrip. Jo Ann 31 Dec 1926 - 25 Mar 2012 AdamsFH

[Note: married 6 Jul 1950 Robert L. Waltrip]

            Jo Ann Waltrip, age 85, peacefully passed away in her home, on Sunday, March 25, 2012. She was born December 31, 1926, in East Saint Louis, IL. On July 6, 1950, Jo Ann was united in Marriage to her best friend, Robert L. Waltrip. Jo worked for the telephone company for many years, as an operator, and later as a secretary to company executives. When a friend or neighbor had a need, Jo would help or contribute to the need. Jo did not like to bring attention to herself, so many times no one knew she was the one person who made the difference. Her friends remember her as being a “classy lady”. She loved to wear jewelry and look her best for her husband Bob, and worked hard to make her home a wonderful place. Jo is survived by her husband of 62 years, and was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings. There are no services planned at this time. Cremation is under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa

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Waltrip. Jo Ann 31 Dec 1926 - 25 Mar 2012 SN-L 28 Mar 2012

            Jo Ann Waltrip, 85, Nixa. Arrangements: Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.


Waltrup, Blanche (Shipman) 1 Jul 1912 - 18 Jun 1930 CCR 26 Jun 1930

[Note: Daughter of Joseph Hiram "High" & Frances Elizabeth (Reed) Shipman; married ? Waltrup; tombstone says Waltrup; obit has Walltrip; no Chaffin Funeral home record]

Mrs. Blanche Walltrip died at her home in Coffeyville, Kan., June 18, 1930, aged 18 years, 11 months and 17 days. Her remains were shipped to Springfield and burial was made in the Sparta cemetery June 20, under direction of T.B. Chaffin of Ozark. She leaves her husband, besides other relatives and friends, to mourn her departure.

 

Wammack, Elda Marie (Baird) 1 Nov 1913 - 13 Aug 2007 SN-L 14 Aug 2007

[Note: Daughter of Pryor & Lillie (Garrison) Baird; married 22 Sep 1934 J. T. Womack ? - 4 Dec 1986]

Elda Marie Wammack, age 93, of Ozark, Mo., passed away Monday in Ozark Riverview Manor. A graveside memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Prospect Cemetery, Ozark. Arrangements are under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

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Wammack, Elda Marie (Baird) 1 Nov 1913 - 13 Aug 2007 AdamsFH & CCH-N 22 Aug 2007

Elda “Marie” Wammack, age 93, of Ozark, passed away Monday in Ozark Riverview Manor. She was born November 1, 1913 at her home in Arden, Missouri, the daughter of Pryor and Lillie (Garrison) Baird.  On September 22, 1934 she married J.T. Wammack. He preceded her in death on December 4, 1986. Marie was an artist. She loved painting, sewing and other arts and crafts. She was baptized in the Southern Baptist church. She served as church secretary in Fontana, California.  Survivors include: her son, Sam Wammack and wife JoAnn, Ozark; three grandchildren, Marie Scafidi and husband David, Temecula, CA, Kristin Wiggins and husband Gary, Sparta, and Karen Wammack and husband Corey, Ozark; six great grandchildren, Dallas, Dakota, Bailey, Brooke and Taylor and Trey; a sister, Maxine Doss, Springfield; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a sister, Rita Lair; and a brother, Harlen Baird.  A graveside memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday in Prospect Cemetery, Ozark. Arrangements were under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Wampler, Earl William 3 Sept 1930 - 6 Apr 2001

[Note: married Delilah F. Fortune]

ARKANSAS CITY – Earl William Wampler, 70, of Arkansas City, died April 6, 2001, at South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home. Jesse Kindred will officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.  A memorial has been established with the American Heart Association. Contributions may be made through the funeral home. Wampler was born Sept. 3, 1930, in Clever, Mo., to Lois Mollie (Hair) and Javen S. Wampler. He was raised and educated in Missouri and graduated from Marionville High School. In 1952 he moved to Arkansas City. In Arkansas City he married Delilia F. Fortune. He worked as manager of the C.R. Anthony Store until retiring in 1988 after 36 years of service. Survivors include a son, Jeff Wampler, Winfield; two daughters, Michelle O’Daniel, Arkansas City, and Tina Randall, Winfield; a brother, Jamie Wampler and a sister, Pauline Goenner, both of Wichita; nine grandchildren. Winfield Daily Courier, Winfield, KS.  Dated 9 April 01. (Contributed by Jeff Wampler).

 

Wampler, Elsie P. (French) 15 Dec 1890 - 26 Dec 1977

[Note: Daughter of John & Jessie (Brown) French; married Oliver Wampler]

Services for Mrs. Elsie Wampler, 87, Louisville, Ky. Were at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Billings United Methodist Church with the Revs. Harold Hunter and Arthur Daughtrey officiating.  Burial was in Frazier Cemetery, near Boaz, under the direction of Meadors of Billings.  Mrs. Wampler died at 10:40 p.m. Monday in the Methodist Evangelical Hospital, Louisville, after a long illness.  The address of her son, John, of Mason, Ariz., was previously listed incorrectly.  Other survivors, not previously listed, include eight grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.  The family will be in the Funeral home from 7 to 8:30 tonight.

Note: this clipping from the collection of Audrey (King) Maples has a handwritten date of December 26, 1977 in the margin. [15 Dec 1890 - 26 Dec 1977]    Contributed by Rada Beth (Hayden) Maples.

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Wampler, Elsie P. (French) 15 Dec 1890 - 26 Dec 1977  OH 5 Jan 1978 p7

[Note: Daughter of  John & Jessie (Brown) French; married  Oliver Wampler 12 Feb 1886 - 28 Apr 1980]

BILLINGS - Services for Mrs. Elsie Wampler, 87, Louisville, KY, were at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Billings United Methodist Church with the Rev. Harold Hunter and Arthur Daugherty officiating. Burial was in Frazier Cemetery near Boaz, under the direction of Meadors of Billings. Mrs. Wampler died at 10:40 p.m. Monday in the Methodist Evangelical Hospital, Louisville, after along illness. The address of her son, John of Mason, Ariz, was previously listed incorrectly. Other survivors, not previously listed, include eight grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

 

Wampler, Eugene 22 Oct 1882 - Dec 1968

[Note: Son of John Wilson & Elizabeth (Huff) Wampler; married Lula Mae Johnson]

Eugene Wampler, 86, who owned and operated the general store in Clever 40 years, then worked 20 years for Rubenstein’s here, died at 9:15 p.m. Friday in Springdale, Ark., Memorial Hospital.  He had been living with a daughter in Springdale.  A member of First Baptist Church, Mr. Wampler is survived by the daughter, Mrs. Robert C. Reed; three brothers, Lloyd, 2047 East Wayland, Leonard, 1001 South Broadway and Oliver, Billings; two sisters, Mrs. W. R. Johnson, 834 East Grand and Mrs. Verda Deaver, 1047 West Monroe Terrace; and three grandchildren.  Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Ralph Thieme Chapel with Dr. Thomas S. Field officiating.  Burial will be in Frazier Cemetery near Boaz in Christian County.

Note: This clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner has a handwritten date of 20 December 1968, in the margin.

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Wampler, Eugene 22 Oct 1882 - 20 Dec 1968    CCR 26 Dec 1968 p8

[Note: Son of John W. & Elizabeth ( ) Wampler; married  Lula Mae Johnson  9 Jan 1883 - 13 Oct 1959]

Eugene Wampler, 86, who owned and operated the general store in Clever 40 years, then worked 20 years for Rubenstein’s in Springfield, died at 9:15 p.m. Friday in Springdale, Ark. Memorial Hospital. He had been living with a daughter in Springdale. A member of First Baptist Church, Mr. Wampler is survived by the daughter, Mrs. Robert C. Reed; three brothers, Leonard, Springfield, Leonard, Springfield, and Oliver, Billings; two sisters, Mrs. W. R. Johnson and Mrs. Verda Deaver, Springfield and three grandchildren. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Monday in the Ralph Thieme Chapel with Dr. Thomas S. Field officiating. Burial was in Frazier Cemetery near Boaz in Christian County.

 

Wampler, George “Bill” 12 Aug 1928 - 11 Nov 1987

[Note: Son of Harold Howard & Mabel N. ( ) Wampler; married Judy who m/1 Miller]

George “Bill” Wampler, 59, of Springfield, died Mary. 11, in his home after a 2-1/2 year illness.  Services for Mr. Wampler were held Saturday in Meadors chapel, Republic, with the Rev. Joe Fahl officiating. Burial was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Clever.  Mr. Wampler was born in Ft. Smith, Arkansas.  While young, he moved to Clever, where he attended school.  He moved from Clever in June of this year  to Springfield.  Mr. Wampler started his sales career at the Outlet Furniture Store in Springfield in 1954. He as a salesman there until 1970.  He then joined the Sunshine Appliance Mart, where he was a salesman and later became manager.  He took medical retirement in 1985. Mr. Wimple’s survivors include his wife, Judy; a daughter Debbie Earhart, of Oklahoma; three stepdaughters, Julie Mathis,  of Mississippi, Donna Franz of Springfield, and Becky Smith of California; two stepsons, Bill Miller, Jr., and Michael Miller, both of New York; four brothers, Harold. Jr., Clever, Sidney, Nixa, Jerry, Ozark, and David, Fair Grove; a sister, Joan Williams, Rolla; and a step grandchild  Memorial contributions may be made to hospice.  Handwritten dated 1997. Contributed by Clever Older Adults Assoc. and Bea Gardner.

 

Wampler, Gernade W. 28 Feb 1881 - 23 Nov 1934 CCR 29 Nov 1934 p1

[Note: Son of John Wilson & Elizabeth (Huff) Wampler; married 4 May 1902 Gillie Estes 27 Feb 1883 - 5 May 1904; married 4 Nov 1907 Ella Ervin 1884 - 1936]

Gernade W. Wampler was born in Virginia Feb. 28, 1881. He came with his parents to the Boaz community 39 years ago and lived in this community until his death Nov. 23, 1934. He was married to Gillie Estes on May 4, 1902. She died about two years after their marriage. On Nov. 4, 1907, he was married to Ella Ervin. To this union one child was born. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Lola Mae, and seven brothers and four sisters, William, Eugene, Leonard and Javin of Clever, Mo., Lloyd and [UNREADABLE] iver of Billings and Gus of Springfield. The sisters are Mrs. Dora Hi [UNREADABLE]s, Mrs. Verda Deavers and Mrs. Stella Ervin, all of Clever, and Mrs. Laura Johnson of Springfield. Other relatives and a host of friends mourn his departure. He was converted and joined the Methodist church about 28 years ago. He was a good citizen, an agreeable neighbor, a consistent Christian, as well as a faithful, kind and loving husband and father. Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:30 in the M.E. Church at the Frazier Chapel, conducted by Rev. S. D. Frazier assisted by Rev. Hold of Clever and Rev. Arthur Gray of Billings, with burial there under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Wampler, Harold Howard, Sr. 30 Mar 1897 - 12 Sep 1977  OH 15 Sep 1977 p10

[Note: Son of  William & Laura Bell (Smith) Wampler; married  Mabel N. 4 Jan 1905 - 1 Feb 1973]

CLEVER - Harold H. Wampler, 80, Clever, died Monday morning at Cox Medical Center after a long illness. He was a longtime resident of the Clever and Boaz communities and was a member of the Clever Methodist Church. Survivors include five sons, Harold, Jr., Clever, Sidney, Nixa, Bill and David, both of Springfield, and Jerry, Ozark; a daughter, Mrs. Jo Ann Williams, Owensville; a brother, Guy, Reeds Spring; a sister, Mrs. Grace Ghan, Strafford; 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Clever Methodist C Church with the Revs. Larkin Haden and Frank Gilmore officiating. Burial was in Wise Hill Cemetery north of Clever under direction of Meadors. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Wampler, Harold H., Sr. 30 Mar 1897 - 12 Sep 1977 OH 22 Dec 1977 p11

At this holiday season, this poem is in memory of my Dad, Harold Wampler, Sr., Clever, Mo.

He was a man to fit the Lord,

Sturdy and stark his hand, Solid as a rock beneath the soil.

And like the land, He wore exceedingly well

Mellowing with the years ‘till we could tell...

He moved in harmony with God and earth,

Excepting death, the natural end of birth.

While Dad lived, her played the game,

Leaving the earth better than when he came.

Bill Wampler.

 

Wampler, Harold Howard, Jr. 30 Mar 1925 - 20 Oct 2010 SN-L 22 Oct 2010 & CCH-N 27 Oct 2010

[Note: Son of Harold Howard & Mabel (  ) Wampler, Sr.; married 22 Jun 1946 Evelyn Louise Sneed]

Harold Howard Wampler, Jr., age 85, of Clever, Missouri, passed away from this life to join with our Lord on Wednesday, October 20, 2010, in Cox South Hospital, Springfield, Missouri. He was born on March 30, 1925 in Fort Smith, Arkansas, the son of Harold and Mabel Wampler, Sr. Harold attended Clever High School. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War. On June 22, 1946 Harold was united in marriage to Evelyn Louise Sneed. He and his wife have been life long members of the Clever United Methodist Church. He worked for and later managed Wampler and Sons Gas Company in Clever. He then worked as a Deputy Sheriff in Christian County, Missouri, until 1973 when he was appointed Deputy Juvenile Officer for the 38th Judicial Circuit of Missouri. Harold later became the Chief Juvenile Officer, retiring from that position in 1991. He continued to work for the court as the court bailiff until 2001. His parents; two brothers, Sidney and Bill; and one sister, Joan, preceded Harold in death. He is survived by his wife Evelyn, who continues to live in Clever; a son, Ronald Stephen Wampler and his wife, Jacqueline, Ozark; a daughter, Deanne Gayle Wampler, Springfield; two grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren; two brothers, Jerry Wampler and his wife, Cathy, Nixa, and David Wampler and his wife, Carolyn, Springfield; a sister in law, Betty Wampler, Nixa; and many other relatives and close friends. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, October 22, 2010, in Meadors Funeral Home, Clever. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, in the United Methodist Church in Clever, with Reverend Mary Ann Morris and Pastor Regina Bohannon officiating, under the direction of the funeral home. Burial will follow the service, with Military Honors, in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Clever. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the church. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com

 

Wampler, Javen S. 5 Jul 1895 - 12 Dec 1953

[Note: Son of John Wilson & Elizabeth (Huff) Wampler; married Lois Mollie Hair 16 May 1902 - 12 Mar 1941; married Winnifred]

Funeral services for Javen S. Wampler, 58, who died early yesterday in the Aurora Hospital following a heart attack suffered at his home north of Marionville, will be held at 2 p.m. today in the Bradford-Surridge Chapel in Marionville.  Burial will be in Frazier Cemetery near Clever.  Mr. Wampler is survived by his wife, Winnifred; two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Freeman of Lawrence, Kan., and Mrs. Pauline Sollenger of Winfield, Kan.; three sons, Howard of Winfield, and Jamie and Earl, both of Arkansas City, Kan.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Lucille Stringer of St. Louis and Miss Lillian Hendrix of Los Angeles; three sisters, Mrs. Laura Johnson, Mrs. Verda Deaver of Springfield and Mrs. Stella Ervin of Clever; four brothers, Oliver of Billings, Eugene, Leonard and Lloyd Wampler, all of Springfield; and four grandchildren.

Note: This clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner has a handwritten date of December 1953, in the margin.

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Wampler, Javen S. 5 Jul 1895 - 12 Dec 1953  CCR 17 Dec 1953 p4

Funeral services for Javen S. Wampler, 58, who died early Saturday in the Aurora Hospital following a heart attack suffered at his home north of Marionville, were held Sunday in the Bradford-Surridge Chapel in Marionville. Burial was in Frazier Cemetery near Clever. Mr. Wampler is survived by his wife, Winnifred; two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Freeman of Lawrence, Kan and Mrs,. Pauline Sollengerger of Winfield, Kan; three sons, Howard  of Winfield, And Jamie and earl, both of Arkansas City, Kan., two step-daughters, Mrs. Lucille Stringer of St, Louis and Miss Lillian Hendrix of Los Angeles; three sisters, Mrs. Laura Johnson, Mrs. Verda Deaver of Springfield and Mrs. Stella Ervin of Clever; four brothers, Oliver of Billings, Eugene, Leonard and Lloyd Wampler, all of Springfield and four grandchildren.

 

Wampler, L. Odene 6 Feb 1940 - 13 Feb 2008 SN-L 15 Feb 2008

[Note: Son of Bill & Mary Lou (  ) Wampler; married 28 Mar 1959 Betty Priuce]

L. Odene Wampler In loving memory of a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend that will be missed by all. L. Odene Wampler, 68, Nixa, passed away Feb. 13, 2008, in Springfield. He was born Feb. 6, 1940, in Englewood, Tenn. Odene graduated from Englewood High School in 1958 and earned B.A. and Master's degrees from Anderson College in Anderson, Ind., in 1973. Odene retired as a minister in 2002. He was a member of First Church of God in Springfield. His hobbies included reading and yard work. On March 28, 1959, he married Betty Price in Knoxville, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his father, Bill Wampler; mother Mary Lou Wampler; and brother Roy Lynn Wampler. Survivors include his wife Betty; daughter Claudia Braschler and husband, Todd; son Phil Wampler and wife, Malissa; son Don Wampler and wife, Jennifer; eight grandchildren, Nick Braschler, Tyler Braschler, Jacob Braschler, Stephanie Wampler, Macy Wampler, Makayla Wampler, Taylyn Wampler and Brayden Wampler, and is expecting his ninth grandchild in March; sisters, Jeanette Bishop and Billy Tallent and husband, Arnold; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and many close friendships that he has formed over the years. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. today, Feb. 15, 2008, at Greenlawn Funeral Home East, Springfield. A funeral service will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at Bordwine Funeral Home in Etoah, Tenn., with burial in Memorial Gardens, Etoah, Tenn., on Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to First Church of God building fund, 720 East Norton Road, Springfield, MO 65803.

 

Wampler, Laura Bell (Smith) 26 Jul 1875 - 29 Dec 1963    CCR 2 Jan 1964 p1

[Note: Married William M. Wampler]

Mrs. Laura Belle Wampler, 88, of Clever, died at her home Sunday night, She was a member of the Clever Methodist Church. Surviving are two sons, Harold, Clever, and Guy, Reeds Spring; two daughters, Mrs. Grace Ghan, Strafford, and Mrs. Helen Chastain, Springfield and nine grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Methodist Church in Clever with the Rev. D. S. Frazier officiating. Burial was in Wise Hill under direction of Cantrell.

 

Wampler, Lois Mollie (Hair) 16 May 1902 - 12 Mar 1941 CCR 20 Mar 1941 p5

[Note: Daughter of Frank & Patsy (Estes) Hair; married 29 Feb 1920 Javen S. Wampler 5 Jul 1895 - 12 Dec 1953]

Funeral services for Mrs. Lois Wampler were conducted last Friday afternoon in the Clever Baptist Church by the Rev. Floyd Hanks of Ozark and the Rev. F.L. Wise of Clever. Mrs. Wampler, who died March 12 at the age of 38, was buried in the Frazier Chapel under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever. Surviving her are her husband Javin Wampler and five children: Hazel Deeds of Springfield, Howard, Pauline, Jamie and Earl, all of the home; her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hair of Brown Springs; three brothers, Ernest of Hurley and Sherman and Homer of Brown Springs; a sister, Audie Gold of Nixa. Brothers-in-law of Mrs. Wampler were pallbearers, Oliver, Gene, Gus, Loyd and Will Wampler and Harley Gold.

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Wampler,  Lois (Hair) 16 May 1902 - 12 Mar 1941

Funeral services for Mrs. Lois Wampler, 38, who died at her home in Clever Wednesday night following a lingering illness, will be at 2 o’clock this afternoon in the Clever Baptist Church under direction of the Maples Funeral Home.  The Rev. Floyd Hanks and the Rev. Mr. F. L. Wise will officiate.  Mrs. Wampler was a lifelong resident of that vicinity.  Survivors include her husband, Javin; two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Deeds of Springfield, and Miss Pauline Wampler of the home; three sons, Howard, Jamie and Earl Wampler, all of the home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hair of near Hurley; a sister, Mrs. Audie Gold of Nixa, Route One; and three brothers, Ernest Hair of Hurley, and Homer and Sherman Hair, both of Billings, Route One.

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

 

Wampler, Lula Mae (Johnson) Reed 9 Jan 1883 - 13 Oct 1959

[Note: Daughter of William Kimbrough “Kem” & Nancy Jane (Matthews) Wampler; married ? Reed; married Eugene Wampler]

Mrs. Eugene Wampler, 76, of 1019 East Delmar, died at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday in St. John’s Hospital, where she had been a patient 99 days.  She had been ill about three years.  Mrs. Wampler moved here in 1942 from Clever, where she had spent her entire life before coming to Springfield.  She and her husband, Eugene, were members of the First Baptist Church here.  In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Robert C. Reed of Raytown, and three grandchildren.  Jewell Windle has charge of arrangements.  Burial will be in the Frazier Cemetery.

Note: this clipping from the collection of Audrey (King) Maples has a handwritten date of October 13, 1959 in the margin. Contributed by Rada Beth (Hayden) Maples.

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Wampler,  Lula Mae (Johnson) Reed 9 Jan 1883 - 13 Oct 1959 CCR 15 Oct 1959 p3

Funeral services for Mrs. Eugene Wampler, 76, at 1019 East Delmar, Springfield, who died Tuesday at St. John’s Hospital will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in Jewell Windle Chapel Springfield with Rev. Fred Eastham officiating. Burial will be in Frazier Cemetery under direction of Windle. A native of Clever, she lived there until moving to Springfield in 1942. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Springfield. Survivors include her husband, Eugene Wampler, a daughter, Mrs. Robert Reed of Raytown, and three grandchildren.

 

Wampler,  Mable C. 4 Jan 1905 - 1 Feb 1973

[Note: married Harold Howard Wampler, Sr. 30 Mar 1897 - 12 Sep 1977; spelling from tombstone is Mabel]

Mrs. Mable C. Wampler, 68, of Clever died at Cox Medical Center at 4:30 a.m. Thursday after a short illness.  A longtime resident of Clever, she was a member of the Clever Methodist Church.  She is survived by her husband, Harold; five sons, Harold, Jr., of Clever, Sidney of Nixa, Bill and David, both of Springfield and Jerry of Ozark; one daughter, Mrs. Joan Williams of Owensville; and one sister, Mrs. Nancy Collier of Jackson, Mississippi.  Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Clever Methodist Church with the Rev. Larkin Hayden officiating.  Burial was in Wise Hill Cemetery under the direction of Cantrell of Clever. [on tombstone, name spelled Mabel]

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

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Wampler, Mabel C. 4 Jan 1905 - 1 Feb 1973   OH 8 Feb 1973 p8

CLEVER - Mrs. Mable C. Wampler, 68, of Clever, died at Cox Medical Center at 4:30 a.m. after a short illness. A longtime resident of Clever, she was a member of the Clever Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Harold; five sons, Harold, Jr. of Clever, Sidney of Nixa, Bill and David, both of Springfield and Jerry of Ozark; one daughter, Mrs. Joan Williams, of Owensville; and one sister, Mrs. Nancy Collier, of Jackson, Miss. Funeral services were under direction of Cantrell of Clever.

 

Wampler, Nancy Naomi (King) Hedgpeth 23 Nov 1889 - 27 Dec 1977

[Note: Daughter of Lewis Little & Lucinda (Carter) King; married ? Hedgpeth; married Lloyd Wampler 5 Jan 1889 - 13 Jun 1982]

Services for Mrs. Nancy Wampler, 88, of 2047 E. Wayland, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Grace United Methodist Church with Dr. Solomon F. Walter officiating.  Burial will be in Frazier Cemetery, near Boaz, under direction of Gorman-Scharpf-Abbott.  Mrs. Wampler died at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday in St. John’s Hospital after a long illness.  The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8 tonight.

Note: this clipping from the collection of Audrey (King) Maples has a handwritten date of December 27, 1977 in the margin.

Contributed by Rada Beth (Hayden) Maples.

 

Wampler, Oliver 12 Feb 1886 - 28 Apr 1980

[Note: Son of John Wilson & Elizabeth (Huff) Wampler]

Services for Oliver Wampler, 94, Louisville, Ky., a former Billings resident, were held last Friday in Meadors Chapel with the Rev. Clifford Sleeth officiating.  Burial was in Frazier Cemetery near Boaz.  Mr. Wampler died April 28 in a nursing home in Louisville after a long illness.  He was a member of the Billings United Methodist Church.  Survivors include a son, John W., Mason, Ark.; two daughters, Mrs. June Wageman, Louisville and Mrs. Lucille Williams, Arlington, Texas; a brother, Lloyd, Springfield; eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Note: this clipping is from the collection of Audrey (King) Maples.

Contributed by Rada Beth (Hayden) Maples.

 

Wampler, Sidney Collier 20 Dec 1926 - 11 Oct 1989 OH 19 Oct 1989

[Note: Son of Harold Howard & Mable C. (  ) Wampler; married Betty]

Sidney Collier Wampler, 62, of Nixa, died Oct. 11 in Cox Medical Center South in Springfield. Services were Sunday in Harris Colonial Chapel, Nixa, with the Rev. Kenneth Brady officiating. Burial was in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Clever. Mr. Wampler was born Dec. 20, 1926 in Fort Smith, Ark., and was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Mable Wampler, and his brother, Bill. Survivors include his wife, Betty, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Ray Triplett, Springfield; a son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Glenda Wampler, Aurora; a grandson, Travis Wampler; a granddaughter, Brittany Wampler; a sister, Joan Williams, Rolla; and three brothers, Harold Wampler, Jr., Clever, Jerry, Ozark, and David, Springfield.

 

Wampler, William 27 Sep 1875 - 12 Oct 1946 CCR 17 Oct 1946 p1

[Note: Son of John Wilson & Elizabeth (Huff) Wampler; married 30 Oct 1894 Laura Belle Smith 26 Jul 1875 - 29 Dec 1963]

William Wampler, well known retired merchant of the Clever community, passed away at his home near Clever on Oct. 12, 1946, following a lingering illness. Mr. Wampler was born in Norton, Va., in the year 1875 and moved to Missouri when he was 21 years of age, settling on a farm near Boaz. He later was in the mercantile and canning business in Clever. He was united in marriage with Miss Laura Bell Smith on Oct. 30, 1894, and to this union were born seven children, three of whom preceded their father in death. Mr. Wampler was converted to Christ at a camp meeting in Lee county, Virginia, at the age of 17 but transferred his membership to the Methodist church after coming to the Methodist church after coming to Missouri. He was a faithful member throughout his lifetime. Surviving are his wife, Laura Belle; two sons, Harold Wampler of Clever and Guy Wampler of Reed Springs; two daughters, Mrs. Grace Ghan of Strafford, and Mrs. Helen Chastain of Springfield; five brothers and three sisters; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Clever Methodist church by the pastor, Rev. Haney. Burial was made in the Wise Hill cemetery under the direction of the Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Wang, Fred Orville 5 Sep 1892 - 11 Jan 1961 CCR 19 Jan 1961 p8

[Note: Son of George & ?  (  ) Wang; married Myrtle E. Lind 24 Aug 1894 - 20 Mar 1962]

Funeral services for Fred Orville Wang, 68, of Spokane, who died Wednesday, January 11, at the Veterans Hospital at Fayetteville, Ark. after an illness of several months, were held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Spokane Baptist Church, with Rev. Wilbur Blansit and Rev. Tommy Bilyeu officiating. Burial was in National Cemetery, Springfield under direction of Harris Funeral Home of Nixa. A native of Tiffin, Mo., Mr. Wang lived at Wood Lake, Neb., until moving  to Spokane 22 years ago. He was a member of the Church of God, Woodmen of the World and a veteran of World War I. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Myrtle E. Wang of Spokane, his father, George Wang of Wood, S. D.; four brothers, Jack Wang of White River, S. D., Homer Wang of Wood, Randall Wang of Crookston, Neb. and Abner of Brown Lee, Neb.; six sisters, Mrs. Alice Lotspeich, Mrs. Esther Baxter and Mrs. Doris Mundt of Albany, Ore., Mrs. Ruth Hassel of Escondido, Calif., Mrs. Nellie Lane of Pendleton, Ore. and Mrs. Faye Bates of Bremerton, Wash.

 

Wang, Myrtle E. (Lind) 24 Aug 1894 - 20 Mar 1962 CCR 22 Mar 1962 p1

[Note: married Fred Orville Wang 5 Sep 1892 - 11 Jan 1961]

Mrs. Myrtle Wang, 66. of Spokane, died at 1 a.m. Tuesday at Mercy Villa Rest Home in Nixa.

A native of Nebraska, she had been a resident of Spokane since 1938. Survivors include a brother, Henry Lind of Oakland, Calif. and a sister, Mrs. Gladys Simpson of Los Angeles. Harris Funeral Home of Nixa is in charge of arrangements.

 

Ward, Alice E. (Puryear) 3 Apr 1917 - 16 Aug 1983  OH 25 Aug 1983 p8

[Note: married Victor Ward; age in obit disagrees with birth date on SSDI]

Services for Alice E. Ward, 66, Seymour, were held Aug. 18 in Berman-Miller Chapel with the Rev. Roy Cantrell officiating, Burial was in Seymour Masonic Cemetery. Mrs. Ward died Aug. 16 in St. John’s Regional Health center, Springfield, after a long illness. A lifelong Seymour resident, she was a homemaker and a member of Seymour First Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Victor; a son, Curtis, Rogersville; a daughter, Mrs. Karen Thompson, Rogersville; a brother, W. T. Puryear, Longview, Wash.; three sisters, Mrs. Louise Jennings, Seymour, Mrs. Frances Kelly, Ash Grove, and Mrs. Margaret Howard, Springfield; and two grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and left at the funeral home.

 

Ward, Alvin “Junior” 24 Oct 1940 - 9 Oct 2010 SN-L 10 Oct 2010

[Note: Son of Tom & Velma (  ) Ward]

Alvin "Junior" Ward, 69, of Springfield, a loving father and PaPa, was born October 24, 1940, and passed away October 8, 2010, after a long illness. He graduated from Hartville High School, and worked as a Construction Superintendent for over 30 years. He was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church. He enjoyed coon hunting and going to auctions. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Velma Ward. He is survived by his long time friend and companion, Roxie Starnes, of Springfield; sons, Steve Ward, of Nixa, and Mike Ward and wife Susan, of Springfield; daughter, Tricia Yim and husband Reth, of Springfield; grandchildren, Lindsey Ward, of Nixa, and Kameo Yim, of Springfield; brothers, Vic Ward and wife Rose, of Leavenworth, Kansas, Jerry Ward and wife Glenda, of Grovespring, and Perry Ward and wife Vicki, of Lebanon; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be Tuesday, October 12, 2010, at 1 p.m., in Greenlawn Funeral Home East. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday, October 11, 2010, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association "Non-smoking education department."

 

Ward, Bernice (Ledbetter) 1897 - 12 Jan 1965  CCR 21 Jan 1965 p1

Funeral services for Mrs. Bernice Ward, 67, were at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Chapel Hill Church south of Mountain View. The Revs. Arch Bolerjack and William T. White officiated. Burial was in Chapel Hill Cemetery under direction of Duncan. Mrs. Ward, a life long resident of Mountain View, died at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at the home of a brother, F. A. Ledbetter, Ozark, following a lengthy illness. She is also survived by four other brothers, Ira, Coldwater, Kan., A. V., Buffalo, G. W. Wichita, and the Rev. W. R. Ward, Bonne Terre (SIC).

 

Ward, Bess L. 15 Aug 1885 - 2 Jun 1967  CCR 8 Jun 1967 p1

Funeral services for Mrs. Bess L. Ward, 80, Nixa who died at 1:45 p.m. Friday in St. John’s Hospital, were held at 1 p.m. Monday in Eminence Chapel with burial under direction of Duncan in Muncel Chapel Cemetery. The casket was closed before the service Monday. She is survived by two sons, Bennett, Tallahassee, Fla. and Lyman, Lawrence, Ariz.; two daughters, Miss June R. Ward, Arlington, Va. and Mrs. Helen W. Hawkins, Nixa.

 

Ward, Bessie Ruth 1 Oct 1912 - 18 Mar 1927 CCR 24 Mar 1927 p1

[Note: Daughter of John W. & Maggie (McElhaney) Ward]

Bessie Ruth Ward, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ward died at the home of her parents in Nixa on March 18th at 5 o’clock p.m. after a lingering illness. She was 14 years, 3 months and 17 days old. Funeral services were held at the residence on Saturday, March 19th at 2:00 o’clock p.m. with Rev. B. Frank West of Springfield officiating. Burial was made in the McConnell cemetery under the direction of T. B. Chaffin, local undertaker.

 

Ward, Betty B. (Blevins) 1924 - 2 Feb 1964      CCR 13 Feb 1964 p1

[Note: Daughter of James William & Laura Alice (Williams) Blevins]

Mrs. Betty B. Ward, 39, died Sunday, Feb. 2 in Lakewood Hospital in Long Beach, Calif. She was a former resident of Ozark. Survivors include her husband, Byron, her mother, Mrs. Laura Blevins; two brothers, Kyle and Carl Blevins; two sisters, Mrs. Chlorene Hedgpeth and Ella Jean Maynard. Funeral services were Wednesday, Feb.. 5 at Lakewood Mortuary with burial in Forrest Lawn Cypress, Long Beach, Calif.

 

Wallace,  Elmer Leon “Buddy” 2 May 1927 - 16 Aug 2005 SN-L 27 Aug 2005

[Note: married 7 Sep 1948 Mary Lou Taylor]

Elmer "Buddy" Leon Wallace, 78, passed away in his home at Nixa, Mo., on August 16. He was the son of Oscar and Millie Wallace. Elmer was born in Truman, Ark., on May 2, 1927. He joined the Merchant Marines and then later transferred to the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged in 1951 for a total service of six years nine 1/2 months. It was during this time that he met Mary Lou Taylor who became his wife on Sept. 7, 1948. Together they had two sons, Perry and Ronald. They lived in Detroit, Michigan, before moving to a farm near Humansville, Mo., around 1964-65. Later, after their sons left home, Elmer and Mary Lou both became employed at Silver Dollar City and lived in Reeds Spring during that time. Elmer was best know on the streets of Silver Dollar City as Pa Hatfield. However, he also served some time as the Marshal as well. His love for animals was demonstrated by his handling of the mules, horses, and even his own personal steer, which he would even ride. He enjoyed talking with everyone he came in contact with and there are many who have expressed their fond memories of his company. He will be truly missed. He is survived by his wife and two sons, one sister, Beatrice, Robert her husband, as well as the grandchildren, friends, and other relatives. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 7:30 a.m. in the Boatworks theater in Silver Dollar City, Branson, Mo.

 

Wallace, Fair 26 Jun 1896 - 19 Jun 1983 OH 22 Jun 1983 p8

[Note: married Stella F. 4 Aug 1897 - 5 Jan 1978]

Services for Fair Wallace, 86, Nixa, were set for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at Harris Chapel in Nixa, with James Baysinger officiating. Burial was to be in McConnell Memorial Cemetery under direction of Harris of Nixa. Mr. Wallace died June 19 at Ozark Nursing and Care Center after a long illness. Born in Andersonsville, Tenn., Mr. Wallace also resided a number of years in California, Michigan, Highlandville, and Nixa. He was a retired farmer and a member of Nixa Church of Christ. Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Juanita Hall, Norwalk, Calif., Mrs. Mattie Payne, Route 1, Ozark, Mrs. Mary Lawing, Fontana, Calif., Mrs. Ruth Moore, Nixa, Mrs. Betty Sumner, Mulberry, Ark., and Mrs. Shirley Wachel, Visalia, Calif.; two sons, Jimmy C. of the home and Rex, Ozark; two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Kasteel, Holly, Colo., and Miss Stella Wallace, Taylor, Mich.; 21 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.

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Wallace, Fair 26 Jun 1896 - Jun 1983 OH 30 Jun 1983 pB3

Card of Thanks

We want to thank all our friends and neighbors and especially the Church of Christ at Nixa, for all the prayers, cards, food and flowers that were given during the illness and passing away of our father.  The family of Fair Wallace  24-1tc

 

Wallace, Floyd James 14 Oct 1906 – 22 Nov 1997  CCH-N 29 Nov 1997

[Note: Son of Albert & Sarah (Jennings) Wallace; married 5 Jan 1928 Mildred Edna Musselman]

Floyd James Wallace, age 91, of Walnut Shade, died Saturday, November 22, 1997, in Forsyth Care Center. He was born October 14, 1906 in Marion County, Iowa, and was the son of Albert and Sarah (Jennings) Wallace. On January 5, 1928, he married Mildred Edna Musselman. He continued to live in Marion County and Mahaska County, Iowa, until moving to Missouri three years ago to be near his daughter. Mr. Wallace worked for Hi-C, Maytag, and was a farmer and carpenter. He was a member of Lower Grove Church in Iowa. His wife of almost seventy years, Mildred, survives him and lives in Walnut Shade. He was the father of five children, Herbert Wallace and his wife, Mitsu, Knoxville, Iowa, Helen Keithley and her husband, Freddie, Walnut Shade, Hazel Graham and her husband, Larry, Mansfield, Henry Wallace and his wife, Karla, Oskaloosa, Iowa, and Harriet Menninga and her husband, Andy, Seymour, Texas; the grandfather of eighteen; the great-grandfather of twenty-six and the great-great-grandfather of three.  Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Cornie VanWyngarden officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Walnut Shade.

Visitation will be from noon until service time on Tuesday.

 

Wallace, Hughie "Hugh" 21 Nov 1918 - 19 Apr 2006 SN-L 22 Apr 2006

[Note: Son of McKinley & Mary (Honeycutt) Wallace; married Euwana (?) Hogue]

Hughie "Hugh" Wallace, 87, of Ozark, Missouri, passed away April 19, 2006, in Primrose Health Care Center in Springfield, Missouri. Hugh was born November 21, 1918, in Ozark County and graduated from Thornfield High School. He proudly served his country in the Air Force during World War II. Hugh worked for Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, Kansas, for several years before retiring from Wassau Insurance Company. After retirement Hugh worked part-time delivering limousines for Springfield Limo Builders. He was preceded in death by two sons, Berry Lynn and Kendell Wallace; one brother, Arthur Wallace; and his parents, McKinley and Mary (Honeycutt) Wallace. Hugh is survived by his loving wife, Euwana Wallace, of the home; son, Roger Wallace of Wichita, Kan.; two stepsons, David Hogue of Springfield, and Mark Hogue of Ozark; one stepdaughter, Marketa Keith of Ozark; one sister, Arlene Hillhouse and husband, Fray, of Springfield; one brother, Eldon Wallace and wife, Betty, of Springfield; one grandson; two step grandsons; two great-grandsons; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many loving friends. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today, April 22, 2006, in Thornfield Chapel, under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. John Haskins officiating. Burial will follow in the Thornfield Cemetery.

 

Wallace, Infant died 23 Jan 1905 CCR 26 Jan 1905

[Note: Infant of  Clarence & Gertrude (Warren) Wallace]

Died, Monday evening of pneumonia, the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Wallace.

 

Wallace, Isabelle Matilda (Amsler) 11 Feb 1869 - 23 Feb 1944 CCR 24 Feb 1944 p4

[Note: Daughter of John & Sarah A. (Alt) Amsler; married 27 Dec 1891 CCM Arthur S. Wallace Jun 1868 - 28 Dec 1952]

Mrs. Isabell M. Wallace, 75, wife of A.S. Wallace, veteran funeral director and merchant of Billings, Mo., died early Wednesday morning here at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Arthur Knabb, 1375 Washington, after an illness of two years. The funeral will be Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock in the Wallace Funeral chapel at Billings, the Rev. J.O. Michael of the Central Christian Church officiating, under direction of Alma Lohmeyer’s; burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery near Billings. Mrs. Wallace was born in Pennsylvania, came to Billings with her family at the age of 16, and had lived there ever since. She had been a member of the Christian Church there for more than 50 years. She and Mr. Wallace were married 52 years ago and he had been in the same business all that time. Surviving besides her husband are one son, Roy Wallace, formerly an official of the Springfield Furniture company, now of Omaha, Neb.; two daughters, Mrs. Knabb, and Miss Mabel Wallace of Billings; two brothers, Will Amsler of Billings, and Frank B. Amsler of Kansas City, and three sisters, Mrs. Robert Brown of Bois D’Arc and Mrs. Charles Kloppenburg and Miss Laura Amsler, both of Billings; and three grandchildren and one great grandchild.--Springfield Leader.

 

Wallace, Jennifer Ryan (Ingram) 7 Jul 1985 - 2 Oct 2010 SN-L 7 Oct 2010

[Note: Daughter of Jimmy D. & Karen (  ) Ingram; married 2 Jul 2010 Chuck Wallace]

Jennifer Ryan Ingram Wallace, 25, of Springfield passed away on Oct. 2, 2010 in her home. She was born July 7, 1985 in Springfield Mo. She attended and graduated from Nixa schools and was a homemaker. She was married to Chuck Wallace on July, 9, 2010. Her interests included music and singing, Jennifer had a beautiful voice and at her happiest when she sang. She had her own unique personality and there will never be another. She was preceded in death by grandmothers, Deana Dort and Carol Ann Ingram; father, Jimmy D. Ingram; and a cousin, Levi Baker. She is survived by her husband, Chuck Wallace; mother, Karen Colony; aunts, Teresa Pasley, Kelly Neasby, and Lisa Neasby; uncles, Timothy Dort, Jeff Ingram, and Matthew Ingram; grandparents, Charles Wallace, Jerry Ingram, Ward and Maryann Neasby; brother, Garrett Colony; step-brother, Sean Colony; sister, Kristen Robertson; step-sister, Kirsten Colony; and many much loved and very special cousins; father and mother-in-law, Carl & Sandra Wallace; brother-in-law, Aaron Wallace; best friend, Whitney Keeney; and close friend Mike McClure. Visitation will be held in Greenlawn East on Saturday Oct. 9th at 1 p.m. with funeral services beginning at 2 p.m. burial is to follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens after the service. Donations in Jennifer's memory can be made to the Humane Society.

 

Wallace, Jimmy Glen 19 Sep 1936 – 11 Jul 2001  CCH-N 18 Jul 2001

[Note: Son of Fair & Stella (Ridenour) Wallace]

Jimmy G. Wallace, 64, Nixa, passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2001. He was born Sept. 19, 1936, in Christian County, the son of Fair and Stella (Ridenour) Wallace. He attended area public schools, and as a young man attended a school for the blind. Mr. Wallace enjoyed his work at Christian County Enterprises before his illness. He was well-liked by the many friends he made. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by: his parents; five brothers, Rufus, Meb, Ralph, Clayton and Fair, Jr.; and a sister, Betty Sumner. Survivors include: five sisters and a brother, Juanita Hall, Norwalk, Calif., Mattie Payne, Ozark, Mary Lawing, Niland, Calif., Ruth Moore, Nixa, Rex Wallace, Galena, and Shirley Wachel, Palm Springs, Calif.; nieces; nephews; great-nieces; great-nephews; and special friends Wendell and Annette Smith and Morris and Charlotte Payne. Funeral services were 10 a.m. Saturday, July 14, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with James Baysinger officiating. Burial followed in McConnell Cemetery.

 

Wallace, Kendell Hugh 1957 - 9 July 1985 OH 23 Jul 1985 p11

[Note: Son of Hughie & Virginia ( ) Wallace; no SSDI record found]

Graveside services for Kendell Hugh Wallace, 28, Wichita, Kansas, were held July 23 in Patrick Cemetery near Gainesville with the Rev. Walter Wray officiating. Burial was under the direction of Clinkingbeard. Mr. Wallace died July 9 in Breckenridge, Colorado. Cause of death is listed as accidental carbon monoxide poisoning, according to a funeral home spokesman. A welder for Beech and Cessna Aircraft, Wichita, he was a member of General Baptist Church. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Virginia and Harold Richardson, Everton and his father and stepmother, Hughie and Euwana Wallace, Ozark; a brother, Roger, Wichita; and his grandmother, Ada Adams, Gainesville.

 

Wallace, Leo Norvel 30 Jan 1919 - 8 Aug 2000  CCH-N 16 Aug 2000

[Note: Son of J.T. &  Edith (Greer) Wallace]

Leo Norvel Wallace, 81, Reeds Spring, Mo., passed away at 2:06 p.m. Tuesday, August 8, 2000, in Beverly Healthcare of Branson, Branson, Mo. The son of J.T, and Edith Greer Wallace, Leo was born Thursday, January 30, 1919, in Holkum, Missouri. Growing up in the Missouri bootheel, he moved to Lampe, Mo., and in 1962 relocated to Reeds Spring, Mo., where he resided for 35 years. Leo, an Army First Lieutenant, was disabled in World War II. He faithfully served his country in Company C 23rd Armed Infantry Battalion. He was preceding death by his parents and a sister, Lillian Proffer. Survivors include his son, James N. Wallace, Kissee Mills, Mo., a sister, Eleanor Perrine, Bradenton, Fl., and a half brother, Bill Wallace of Ferguson, Mo. Graveside services were at 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 11, 2000, under the direction of Harris Funeral Home; Nixa, Mo. Burial was in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Springfield, Mo.; with full military honors. The Reverend Darrell Hinds officiated.

 

Wallace, Mabel P. 13 Jan 1899 - 14 May 1986 OH 22 May 1986 p4

[Note: Daughter of Arthur Sherman & Isabelle Matilda (Amsler) Wallace]

Graveside services for Mabel P. Wallace, 88, Billings, were held May 18 in Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Maurice Pond officiating,. Burial was under the direction of Meadors of Billings. Miss Wallace died in her home of natural causes May 14. She was a member of Billings Christian Church. Survivors include one sister, Dorothy Knabb, Springfield; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Wallace, Marvin E. 1886 - 13 Nov 1964   CCR 19 Nov 1964 p1

[Note: married Carrie K.]

Marvin E. Wallace, 78, a longtime resident of the Sparta community, died at 1:50 a.m. Friday in Burge Protestant Hospital where he had been a patient 40 minutes. He had been ill a short time. He moved to Sparta in 1937 from Iowa where he had been a telegrapher for the Rock Island Railroad. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Carrie K. Wallace; a son, Sgt. Maj. M. E. Wallace, Jr., stationed with the U. S. Army in San Francisco; three daughters, Mrs. Virginia Anderson, St. Joseph, Mrs. Barbara LaBeck, Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Cordelia Waters, Washington, D. C.; and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday in Harris Chapel in Ozark. Officiating was the Rev. Hugh Dennis, and burial was Tuesday in St. Joseph.

Wallace Mary Ann (Schmidt) 1940 - 10 Sep 2011 SN-L 14 Sep 2011

[Note: Daughter of Charles & Mary ( ) Schmidt; married 31 Aug 1957 Charles B. Wallace]

Mary Ann Wallace, 70, Republic. Arrangements: Meadors Funeral Home, Billings.

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Wallace, Mary Ann (Schmidt) 1940 - 10 Sep 2011 CCH-N 14 Sep 2011

Mrs. Mary Ann Wallace, age 70, was suddenly called home, to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Saturday, September 10, 2011. There also, to welcome her into heaven with open arms, were her parents, Charles and Mary Schmidt; a brother, Frederick Schmidt, and many other relatives and friends. Those remaining, who celebrate her life, include: her husband of 54 years and 10 days, Charles B. Wallace, of the home; daughters, Marie Wallace, Joplin, Mo, Bonnie Wallace, Springfield, Mo, Phyllis Ford and husband Steve, Republic, Mo; a son, Clifton Wallace, Billings; a brother, Rolland Schmidt and wife Mary, Springfield, Mo; sisters, Norma Wagemann, Kathleen Rill, Charlene Rumley and husband James; and a sister-in-law, Doris Schmidt, all of Billings, Mo, and a sister-in-law, Frieda Wrinkle and husband Jerry, Marionville, Mo. Mary Ann had six grandchildren; Tony Ford, Monica, and husband Ryan Conway, Amanda and husband Thomas Gyles, Tiffany and Charles “Chuck” Wallace, and Shirley Ann Stacye. Mary Ann was, also, blessed with five great grandchildren; Clayton, Trenton, Noah, Olivia, and Emily; adopted daughters in the heart, Peggy Moyer and Michelle Miles; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family and friends. Everyone loved Mary Ann dearly. We don’t understand why she had to leave us. She was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. We will always love her and will see her again in heaven. There was a visitation 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13th, at Meadors Funeral Home, Billings. The funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, at the St. Peter’s Evangelical UCC, Billings. Burial, in St. Peter’s Cemetery, followed the service. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be posted to www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.

 

Wallace, Mildred Edna (Musselman) 27 May 1907 – 6 Apr 2001  CCH-N 2 May 2001

[Note: Daughter of William & Myrtle (Mitchell) Musselman; married 5 Jan 1928 Floyd James Wallace 14 Oct 1906 - 22 Nov 1997]

Mildred Edna Wallace, 93, died Friday April 6, 2001 in her daughter’s home in Rockaway Beach, Mo. She was born May 27, 1907 in Warren County, Iowa, the daughter of William and Myrtle (Mitchell) Musselman. On Jan. 5, 1928 she and Floyd James Wallace were married, They moved to the Taney County, Mo., area from Iowa in 1994. He preceded her in death on Nov. 22, 1997. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Kenneth Musselman and two sons, Henry Wallace and Herber Wallace. Mrs. Wallace was a member of Peoria, Iowa. Lower Grove Church.  Survivors include: three daughters and their husbands, Helen and Freddie Keithley, Rockaway Beach, Hazel and Larry Graham, Mansfield, Mo., and Harriet and Andy Mennings, Seymour, Texas; two daughters-in-law, Michako Wallace, Knoxville, Iowa and Karla Wallace, Oskaloosa, Iowa; fifteen grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Nellie Ditto, Springdale, Ark.; a sister, Nellie Ditto, Springdale, Ark,; nieces and nephews. A graveside funeral service was Sunday, April 8 in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Walnut Shade, under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Don Swindle officiating.

 

Wallace, N. Joanne (Stebens) 19 Jul 1933 - 14 Oct 2005 SN-L 16 Oct 2005

[Note: Daughter of Delmer "Stub" & Hazel (Heinze) Stebens]

"MOM" was handed the keys to Heaven Friday evening, October 14, 2005. She was born July 19, 1933, in Ponca City, Okla., to Delmer "Stub" and Hazel (Heinze) Stebens. She retired from the city of Billings as City and Court Clerk in 2002. Her parents and two brothers preceded her in death. She is survived by five children and their spouses: Susan and Alan Odenborg, Moscow, Idaho; Brenda and Cliff Buchholz, Bolivar, Mo.; Charlie and Susy Wallace and Tom Wallace, all of Billings; and Rick Wallace, Purdy, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Vivian Scott, Newkirk, Okla., and Frances VanHoesen, Ponca City, Okla.; and other family and friends. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 18, 2005, in Rose Hill West Cemetery, Billings, under direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Billings. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, in the funeral home. The chapel will be open 12 noon, Monday. Memorials may be made to Camp Barnabus, in care of the funeral home. "We love and miss you, Mom and Grandma Jo."

 

Wallace, Nell Fay 14 Jul 1911 - 3 Oct 1921 CCR 7 Oct 1921 p1

[Note: Daughter of  Clarence & Gertrude (Warren) Wallace]

Card of Thanks

We wish to thank our friends for the many kindnesses and floral offerings bestowed during the sickness and death of our beloved daughter and sister Nell. We especially thank the Methodist Junior Leagues for the beautiful flowers, “Mother” Carlton for her singing and Dr. Robertsons for his attentive services.  Mrs. Gertrude Wallace, James Wallace

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Wallace, Nell Fay 14 Jul 1911 - 3 Oct 1921 CCR 7 Oct 1921 p 8

Died At the home of her mother, Mrs. Gertrude Wallace, Monday morning October 3d, 1921 of diphtheria, Nell Fay Wallace, aged 10 years, 2 months and 18 days. Funeral services were held in the yard of Mr. J. T. Herston adjoining the city cemetery, Monday afternoon conducted by Rev. J. W. Alexander of the Ozark Baptist church, followed by burial in the city cemetery under the direction of Tom Chaffin of the Ozark Undertaking Co. Little Nell was a bright little girl and likes by all her little school mates and acquaintances and her sudden demise was a shock to the community. She leaves the mother and brother James, who, we are sure, have the sympathy of their friends and acquaintances.

 

Wallace, Richard Eugene 28 Jul 1955 - 6 Sep 2002  CCH-N 11 Sep 2002

[Note: Son of Carl Edward & Ola June (Gransbury) Wallace; married 29 Apr 1981 Debbie Sue Hullum]

Richard Eugene Wallace, 47, Nixa, died Sept. 6, 2002, in his home. He was born July 28, 1955, in Vicksburg, Miss., the son of Carl Edward and Ola June (Gransbury) Wallace. He and Debbie Sue Hullum were married April 29, 1981. Wallace was a dry wall contractor. Survivors include his wife, Debbie; two sons, Kristopher Eugene Wallace, Miss., and Micah Wallace, of the home; a daughter, Daphne Wallace, of the home; three sisters, Jean Ann Hopkins and Judy Sasser, both of Mississippi and Becky Richmond, Springfield; and a brother, Kevin Leroy Wallace, Ozark. Wallace was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Ronald Gene Wallace; and a sister, Penny Ruth. A memorial service was held Sept. 9, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

 

Wallace, Robert Ray 12 Jan 1933 - 27 Jul 2006 SN-L 30 Jul 2006

[Note: Son of Bert Ray & Gertrude (Thompson) Wallace; married  Novella Joanne Stebens; married Paula “Polly“ ]

Robert Ray Wallace of Shidler, Okla., passed away Thursday, July 27, at 2 p.m. after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 73. A service will be held on Monday, July 31, 2006, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Trout Funeral Home in Ponca City, Okla. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park, Ponca City, Okla. He was born Jan. 12, 1933, in Ponca City to Bert Ray and Gertrude (Thompson) Wallace, both of Ponca City. He attended Southwest Missouri State University. Bob retired in 1991 as superintendent of Fordland, Mo., School District. He is survived by his wife, Paula "Polly", of the home; seven children: Susan Odenborg and Alan of Moscow, Idaho; Brenda Buchholz and Cliff of Bolivar, Mo.; Charlie Wallace and Susy (Thurston), and Tom Wallace, all of Billings, Mo., Rick of Monett, Mo., and Carol Wallace of Marionville, Mo.; Jeffery Strickland and Lynn of Goddard, Kan.; and Kelli Brown of Mt. Hope, Kan.; two sisters; one sister-in-law; two brothers; 18 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and countless friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister; one brother; the mother of five of his children, Novella Joanne (Stebens) Wallace of Billings, Mo.; and five nephews

 

Wallace, Ronald  G. 6 Sep 1956 - 31 Mar 1980 OH 3 Apr 1980 p10

Services for Ronald G. Wallace, 23, Oldfield were held at 1:30 Wednesday at Greenlawn Battlefield South Chapel Burial was in Springfield National Cemetery. Mr. Wallace died at 3:30 p.m. Monday in St; John’s Regional Health Center from injuries received in a car accident.

 

Wallace, Roy F. Nov 1895 - 1 Jul 1946 CCR 4 Jul 1946 p1

[Note: Son of Arthur Sherman & Isabelle Matilda (Amsler) Wallace]

Roy Wallace, 50, production manager of the Ozark Manufacturing and Supply company of Springfield, died suddenly Monday morning while at work. Formerly with the Springfield Furniture company, Mr. Wallace had been associated with the manufacturing and supply firm about a year. He was a longtime resident of Springfield, a native of the Billings community.

 

31 Oct 1947 - 11 Jan 2006 SN-L 13 Jan 2006 & This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

[Note: Daughter of W. C. &  Betty (?) Wallace; married ? Snow]

Shirley Jeanne Wallace was born on October 31, 1947, and passed away on January 11, 2006, peacefully in her home in Ozark, Missouri, surrounded by her family after a long-term illness. Shirley was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. (Betty) W.C. Wallace, D.C. and she was preceded in death by her father. She is survived by her son, John H. Snow, of Eureka Springs, Ark.; daughter, Heather Snow, of Springfield, Mo.; three brothers, Dr. Dan C. Wallace, D.C. and his wife, Judy, of Carthage, Mo., Steve D. Wallace and his wife, Debbie, of Durango, Colo., and Dr. Ron J. Wallace, D.C. and his wife, Linda, of Fayetteville, Ark. She is also survived by the absolute joy of her life-her four grandchildren, Justin, Ryan, Jacob and Keaton. Shirley was in the graduating class of 1965 of Glendale High School and attended Oklahoma Christian College. She was a resident of Springfield up until 1984 when she moved to Ozark, Mo. Being a passionate collector of antiques, she enjoyed many years as a partner at Pickwick Antiques. Shirley's warm smile, blue eyes and sense of humor will be greatly missed. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 14, 2006, in the chapel of Thieme-Shadel Funeral Service at Rivermonte. Interment will follow in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home. In her honor, memorial donations may be made to The Family Violence Center, P.O., Box 5972, Springfield, Missouri 65801, or may be left with the funeral home. Personal condolences may be made at www.thiemeshadel.com

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Wallace, Stella F. 4 Aug 1897 - 5 Jan 1978 OH 12 Jan 1978 p5

[Note: married Fair Wallace  26 Jun 1896 - 19 Jun 1983]

NIXA - Mrs. Stella F. Wallace, 80, Nixa, died at 1:32 a.m. Thursday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield. A native of Andersonville, Tenn., Mrs. Wallace was a resident for several years of Nixa and Highlandville. She was a member of Nixa Church of Christ. Surviving are her husband, Fair; six daughters, Mrs. Juanita Hall, Norwalk, Calif.; Mrs. Mattie Payne, Ozark, Mrs. Mary Lawing, Fontana, Calif., Mrs. Ruth Moore, Nixa, Mrs. Betty Sumner, Mulberry, Ark. and Mrs. Shirley Wachel, Montclair, Calif; two sons, Jimmy of the home and Rex, Galena; a sister, Mrs. Beatrice Hackworth, Clinton, Tenn,; 21 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday in Harris Chapel, Nixa with the Rev. James Baysinger officiating. Burial was in McConnell  Cemetery.

 

Wallace, Wanda Eugenia (Cutbirth) 16 Oct 1948 - 5 Dec 2010 SN-L 8 Dec 2010

[Note: Daughter of Martin L. "Bus" & Audra (Cowin) Cutbirth; married 4 Apr 1969 Don Wallace]

Wanda Eugenia Wallace, 62, of Ozark, Mo., passed away on December 5, 2010 at Table Rock Healthcare Center in Kimberling City, Mo. She was born on October 16, 1948 in Gainesville, Mo., the daughter of Martin L. "Bus" and Audra (Cowin) Cutbirth. Wanda was a 1966 graduate of Gainesville High School. On April 4, 1969, she was united in marriage to Don Wallace in Mountain Home, Ark. To this union two daughters were born. Wanda was very involved in athletics. She enjoyed coaching basketball and softball. She coached several traveling softball teams throughout the years. She loved watching her girls play. Wanda also loved to quilt and work on the farm. She was a hard worker and was devoted to her family. She was a very loving mother, grandmother, and friend and will be greatly missed by all. Wanda was preceded in death by her parents "Bus" and Audra Cutbirth and one brother Delmous "Pete" Cutbirth. She is survived by her husband Don Wallace of the home in Ozark, Mo.; two daughters Bridget Wolfe of Ozark, Mo., and Ashley Wallace of Nixa, Mo.; two granddaughters Jaden Wolfe and Ashya Thompson; three siblings Thelma Cutbirth, Dannie Cutbirth, and Ruby Cheek; and several other family members and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1 P.M. on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at the Salem General Baptist Church in Ocie, Mo. Burial will be in the Rhodes Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from Noon to service time at the church building. Services are being conducted by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville, Mo.

 

Wallace, William M. 1897 - 1 Jan 1980 OH 10 Jan 1980 p6

[Note: no SSDI found]

Services for William M. Wallace, 82, Ava, father of Hughie Wallace, Ozark, were held Jan, 2 in Clinkingbeard Chapel with the Revs. Tom Jones and Lawrence Applegate officiating. Burial was in Thornfield Cemetery. Mr. Wallace died Jan. 1 in St. John’s Regional Health Center.

 

Wallace, Wilma Lorene “Rene” (Shipman) 21 Dec 1919 - 1 Nov 2001

[Note: Daughter of Henry & Hazel (Richardson) Shipman; m 13 Sep 1941 Dale Wallace 3 Apr 1924 - 16 Apr 2010]

Wilma Lorene “Rene” Wallace, 81, Nixa, passed away Thursday, November 1, 2001, in St. John’s Regional Health Center. She was born December 21, 1919 in Oldfield, the daughter of Henry and Hazel (Richardson) Shipman. Rene was a lifelong resident of Oldfield, except for the past two years. On Sept. 13, 1941, she and Dale Wallace were united in marriage. She and Dale celebrated their 60th anniversary this past September. Rene worked with her parents at the Shipman Wallace grocery store from 1951 to 1983. She was a member of the Union Hill Baptist Church in Oldfield. Rene was a faithful mother and wife who cared for everyone. She prepared Sunday dinner for her family every Sunday for over twenty years. She enjoyed sewing. Rene is going to be missed by her family and friends very much. Survivors include her husband, Dale Wallace of Nixa; two sons, Jerry Wallace and his wife, Dorothy of Nixa and Jack Wallace and his wife, Linda of Oldfield; four grand children; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and a cousin, Ted Richardson. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 4, 2001, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Bally Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Sparta Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Springfield News-Leader, November 3, 2001.

 

Waller, James Edgar 30 Mar 1883 - 27 Jan 1956 [birthdate on tombstone]  SL-P 28 Jan 1956

[Note: Son of James Alexander & Sarah (Gallagher) Waller; married Clara Elizabeth]

James Edgar Waller, 75, of Chestnut Ridge in Christian County, died at Springfield Baptist Hospital, at 8:30 p.m. yesterday after a long illness. He was admitted to the hospital Dec. 30. A retired farmer, Mr. Waller was a member of the Lutheran Church. He is survived by his wife, Clara Elizabeth, and two sons; Richard of the home and Allen Waller of Omaha, Neb. Services will be under direction of Thieme and Son. Saturday, January, 28, 1956 Springfield, Mo. Leader- Press .

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Waller, James Edgar 30 Mar 1883 - 27 Jan 1956 [birthdate on tombstone] SL=L 30 Jan 1956

Funeral services for James Edgar Waller, 75, Chestnut Ridge, who died Friday, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Thieme Chapel by the Rev. E.H. Koerber. Burial will be in Spokane Cemetery. Survivors not previously listed include two sons, Warren and James of Omaha, Neb. And 15 grandchildren. Monday, January 30, 1956 Springfield, Mo. Leader-Press

 

Waller, Rhoda Josephine Hastings) 26 Nov 1859 - 11 Nov 1950  CCR 23 Nov 1950

[Note: married William Henry Waller 14 Feb 1858 - 17 Aug 1940]

Mrs. Rhoda Waller, widow of the late W. H. Waller, died Saturday, November 11, at her home in San Ysidro, CA at the age of 91. Her husband died 10 years ago. The family lived for many years in Clever before moving to California. Mrs. Waller was a member of the Clever Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, W. C. Waller of San Ysidro; two daughters, Mrs. Mae Lamb of Tulsa, OK and Mrs. Fred Rush of Springfield; eleven grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services were held Friday, November 17, in the Clever Methodist church with the Rev. Lynn Swadley assisted by the Rev. William Butts officiating. Burial was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery under direction of Harris of Clever. Pallbearers were Keith Pugitt, Joe Ghan, Everett Solomon, Louis Pearce, Claud Hanafin, and Paul Inmon.

Waller, Violet C. L. (Opalka) 20 Jun 1929 - 22 Aug 2011 SN-L 24 Aug 2011

[Note: Daughter of Herman & Hilda (Stork) Opalka; married Cecil H. Waller]

Violet C.L. Waller, 82 went peacefully to her Lord on Monday, August 22, 2011. Violet was born June 20, 1929 in Purdy, Mo to Herman & Hilda (Stork) Opalka, who preceded her in death, along with a brother Kenneth Opalka. Violet is survived by her husband, Cecil H. Waller, daughter Sheri Knott, daughter and son-in law Carol and Robert Dean all of Nixa, MO. She also leaves a sister and brother-in-law, Helen & Ed Miller of Branson, MO. She leaves 4 grandchildren, Christy Morris & her husband Brian of Lee's Summit, MO, Nicole Reynolds & her husband Mark, and Randy Dean all of Nixa, MO., and William Cohen & his wife Kimberly of Penn Valley, CA., along with 7 great grandchildren, 5 nieces, 2 nephews and numerous family and friends. Violet was loved by so many. She enjoyed traveling in their RV and being with her family and friends. Her faith and belief in her Lord, sustained her all her life, and she now calls heaven home. A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 2 p.m. in Redeemer Lutheran Church, 911 Mt. Vernon, Nixa, MO. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the Nixa Redeemer Lutheran Church Building Fund. Cremation.

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Waller, Violet C. L. (Opalka) 20 Jun 1929 - 22 Aug 2011 CCH-N 31 Aug 2011

Violet C.L. Waller, 82, died Aug. 22, 2011. Violet was born June 20, 1929, in Purdy, to Herman and Hilda (Stork) Opalka, who preceded her in death, along with a brother Kenneth Opalka. Violet is survived by her husband, Cecil H. Waller, daughter Sheri Knott, daughter and son-in law Carol and Robert Dean all of Nixa. She also leaves a sister and brother-in law, Helen and Ed Miller of Branson. She leaves four grandchildren, Christy Morris and her husband Brian of Lee’s Summit, Nicole Reynoldsand her husband Mark, and Randy Dean all of Nixa, and William Cohenand his wife Kimberly of Penn Valley, Calif., along with seven great grandchildren, five nieces, two nephews and numerous family and friends. Violet was loved by so many. She enjoyed traveling in their RV and being with her family and friends. Her faith and belief in her Lord, sustained her all her life, and she now calls heaven home. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Aug. 27, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 911 Mt. Vernon, Nixa. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the Nixa Redeemer Lutheran Church Building Fund.

 

Waller, William Henry 14 Feb 1858 - 17 Aug 1940 CCR 22 Aug 1940 p1

[Note: Son of Adam & Betsy (Donnelly) Waller; married 1881 Rhoda Josephine Hastings 26 Nov 1859 - 11 Nov 1950

W.H. Waller was born in Lawrence county, MO, Feb. 14, 1858, and departed this life at his home in Springfield August 17, 1940, at the age of 82 years, six months and three days. He was married to Rhoda J. Hasting at the age of 23 years and to this union were born four children, one having preceded him in death. He was converted at the age of 16 years. He is survived by his wife and three children: Mrs. Mae Humble of Tulsa, OK, Mrs. Dell Rush of Springfield, and Mr. Claud Waller of Exeter, CA, 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, one brother, G.W. Waller of Weatherford, OK, and one sister, Mrs. Sally Whalen of Chicksaw, OK, other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at 2:30 Monday in the Clever M.E. church with Rev. Gordon Lokey of Walnut Grove officiating with burial in the Mt. Carmel cemetery under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Wallis, Jerry Joe 18 May 1944 - 14 Feb 2006 SN-L 16 Feb 2006

[Note: Son of Robert & Eva (Chandler) Wallis; married Barbara Elkins]

Jerry Joe Wallis, son of Robert and Eva (Chandler) Wallis, was born in Springfield on May 18, 1944, and passed away at his home on February 14, 2006, at the age of sixty-one. On September 25, 1962, he was united in marriage with Barbara Elkins and to this union four children were born. For thirty years, he worked as a brick mason for Owen Brickner. He was a member of Bricklayers Local No. 10, in Springfield. Jerry was a firm believer in God and The Bible. He was saved on July 27, 1958, and was a member of the Galloway Full Gospel Church. Survivors include his wife, Barbara, of the home; one son, Jerry Joe Wallis, Jr., of the home; three daughters, Pamela Sue Nelson and her husband, Russell, of Springfield, Sherry Ann McManis and her husband, Roland, of Rockaway Beach, and Amanda Jane Wallis, of the home; three brothers and their spouses, Keith and Rita Wallis, of Springfield; Tommy and Nancy Wallis, of Nixa, and Cecil and Joyce Wallis, of Springfield; two sisters, Carol Morris, of Carthage, and Beatrice Hise, of Pace, Florida; four grandchildren, Jonathan, Steven and Jennifer Nelson and Brandon McManis; and one great-granddaughter, Ashlyn Nelson. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Maxine Perriman. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, February 17, 2006, in the chapel of Thieme-Shadel Funeral Service at White Chapel. Interment will follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. tonight, at the funeral home. Online personal condolences can be made at www.thiemeshadel.com.

 

Wallis, Lee A.  18 May 1892 - Jun 1975 OH 12 Jun 1975 p11

CLEVER - Services for Lee A. Wallis, 83, Clever, were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Meadors Chapel here with the Rev. Wayne Jones officiating. Burial was in Mt. Comfort cemetery near Fair Grove. Mr. Wallis died Saturday night in the Missouri State Chest Hospital, Mt. Vernon.

 

Walsh, Myrtle Mae (Watson) 14 Sep 1915 - 28 Dec 2005 CCH-N 11 Jan 2006

            Myrtle Mae Walsh passed away Dec. 28, 2005, in Springfield at the age of 90. She is survived by one daughter, Holly Gambill and her husband, Joe, Memphis, Texas; grandchildren, Robert Montileone and wife Sherry, Ozark, Tim Montileone and wife Jonna, Springfield, Lisa Jones and husband Roger, Springfield; one brother, J. B. Watson and sister, Daisy Gill, both of St. Louis; seven great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter. Visitation was Dec. 30, 2005, from noon until time of service at 2 p.m. Interment was in Cedar Grove Cemetery. All arrangements were under the direction of the James and Gahr Mortuary of Salem.


Walt, John F. 28 Nov 1912 - 28 Oct 1983 OH 3 Nov 1983 p11

[Note: married Dorothy M.]

John F. Walt, 70, rural Ozark, died Oct. 28 in St. John’s Regional Health Center in Springfield after a short illness. Mr. Walt, formerly of St. Louis, moved here in 1978. He retired as supervisor with the U. S. Postal Services after 38 years employment. He was a member of Highlandville Baptist  Church. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy M.; a son, Jack, Freeport, Ill.; two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Bilheimer, Grandview, Wash, and Mrs. Karen Schneider Milby, St. Louis; two sisters, Mrs. Katherine Milby, St. Louis and Golda Mae, Owensboro, Ky; four grandchildren; and a great grandchild. Greenlawn South of Springfield conducted local arrangements, Burial was under the direction of Bobb Funeral Home, St. Louis. Memorial contributions may be made to the Highlandville Baptist Church Building Fund.

 

Walter, Earl 1901 - Nov 1959 CCR 19 Nov 1959 p1

[Note: married Lula]

Funeral services for Earl Walter, 58, were held Monday, Nov. 9, in Kansas City. Mr. Walter, a retired gardener and former resident of Nixa, had been ill the last four years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lula Walter and a sister, Mrs. Joseph Nevils, both of Kansas City.

 

Walter, Glen H. 2 Apr 1919  - 13 Aug 2003 SN-L 14 Aug 2003

[Note: Son of Albert & Christine (  ) Walter; married 12 Oct 1946 Ruth Mae Wunnenberg 1923 - 26 Dec 2009]

Glen H. Walter, 84, Ozark, MO, died at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2003 in St. John's Hospital. The son of Albert and Christine Walter, he was born April 2, 1919. Glen was a retired supervisor in the Granite City Steel Company in Granite City, IL, until his retirement. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He belonged to Trinity Lutheran Church in Springfield, and was also a member of the VFW in Ozark. He is survived by his loving wife, Ruth M. Walter, to whom he was married Oct. 12, 1946; one son and his wife, Glen Jr. and Dean Walter, Charlotte, N.C.; two daughters and their husbands, Linda and Carl Oughton, and Cheryl and Dennis Kinkeade, all of Nixa, MO; one brother, Dale Walter, state of Virginia; three sisters, Elinor Wertich, St. Louis, Verna Wunnenberg and husband Chris, Cincinnati, OH, and Margie Gehm, Gray's Summit, MO; seven grandchildren, Heather and Brad Gripka, Chris and Cari Oughton, Jeremy Kinkeade, Danielle Kinkeade, Nicholas Walter, Katie Walter, and Carey Walter; and one great-granddaughter, Madison Gripka. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003 in Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor William Marler officiating. Burial with military honors will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 18, 2003 in Missouri Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday in Greenlawn Funeral Home South, 441 W. Battlefield, who is in charge of arrangements.

 

Walter, Josephine Lorraine (Nash) 24 Jan 1933 - 27 Mar 2004 SN-L 30 Mar 2004

[Note: Daughter of Harold & Margaret (  )) Nash; married 1950 Wayne E. Walter 23 Dec 1931 - Jun 1982]

Josephine Lorraine Walter, 71, Ozark, passed from this life into the next, Saturday, March 27, 2004, at 7:07 p.m. in St. John's Hospital, Springfield, after a lengthy and courageous battle with lymphoma. Jo, as she liked to be called, was born in Osawatomie, Kansas, to Harold and Margaret Nash on January 24, 1933, in the front bedroom of their house. She was the younger sister of Ruth Nash Morrison and the older sister to Vance Nash. Jo was married to Wayne E. Walter, also of Osawatomie, in 1950. Together they had three children. Wayne worked for Skelly Oil Company after a four year service to our country with the United States Air Force. They moved several times around the country over the years with his job. They moved to Ozark, Missouri, in 1975, where he preceded her in death in 1982. She was also preceded in death by her parents and firstborn grandchild, Jaime Leigh Walter. She worked for over 22 years as an executive secretary, working for several Deans of the College of Business Administration at Southwest Missouri State University. After retiring in 1998, she was honored with a certificate of Emeritus. Jo had an unending passion for gardening, cooking, fishing and crocheting. She always thought of others before herself and countless family members and friends were the blessed recipients of her willingness to share her gardening, cooking and crocheting. She is survived by her son, David Walter and wife, Cathy, of Rockaway, N.J.; daughters, Linda Barber and husband, Terry, of Nixa, Mo., and Nancy Spandle and husband, Steve, of Pleasant Hill, Mo.; ten grandchildren, David, Matt, Yelena, Tamara and Irina Walter, Hannah, Tori and Austin Barber, and Miles and Leah Spandle; her sister, Ruth Morrison; and her brother, Vance Nash. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 31, 2004, in GormanScharpf Brentwood Chapel. Burial will follow in Springfield National Cemetery. No visitation is planned, however, friends may call after 1 p.m. today in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for your charitable contribution to the Southwest Missouri Humane Society as a continued expression of Jo's deep love for animals.

 

Walter, Lee Duane,  III “Trey” 10 Oct 2006 - 12 Oct 2006 SN-L 14 Oct 2006

[Note: Son of Lee Duane & Crystal Denise (DeLong) Walter, Jr.]

Lee Duane "Trey” Walter III, infant son of Lee Duane Jr. and Crystal Denise (DeLong) Walter, was born Tuesday, October 10, 2006, and went to Heaven at 3 a.m. Thursday, October 12, 2006, at Cox South, Springfield, at the age of two days. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 15, 2006, at Meadors Funeral Home, Clever, with Rev. Larry Winfree officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Clever. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight in the funeral home. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Neonatal Unit at Cox South. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhom e.com.

 

Walter, Ruth Mae (Wunnenberg) 1923 - 26 Dec 2009 SN-L 29 Dec 2009

[Note: married Glen H. Walter 2 Apr 1919  - 13 Aug 2003]

Ruth Mae Walter, 86, Ozark, passed away Saturday, December 26, 2009, in St. John's Hospital, in Springfield, Mo. She is survived by two daughters, Linda Oughton, and her husband, Carl, Springfield, and Cheryl Kinkeade, and her husband, Dennis, Nixa; a son, Glen Walter, Jr., Rockhill, S.C.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Chris Wunnenberg, II, and his wife, Verna, Cincinnati, Ohio; several nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 30, 2009, in Trinity Lutheran Church in Springfield, with Rev. William Marler officiating, under direction of Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Lebanon. Burial will be in Missouri Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be at 9:15 a.m. until service time Wednesday in the church.

 

Walter, William H. 17 Apr 1909 - 10 May 1988  OH 19 May 1988

William H. Walter, 79, of New York City, New York, died at 12:22 a.m. May 10 at Beth Israel Hospital, New York, after a long illness. Graveside services for Mr. Walter were held May 13 in the Hazelwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Calvin Maberry officiating. Military rites were performed by American Legion Post 676 and VFW Post 3404. Burial was under the direction of Klingner Mortuary. Born in Springfield, Mr. Walter had been a resident of New York for the past 38 years, and was retired from the Great Bear Water Company of New York. He formerly worked for Lines Music Store and Sears in Springfield, and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He is survived by a niece, Mary Frances Parrish, Springfield; a great-nephew, Gregory Parrish, Nixa; two great-nieces, Thresa Gardner, Ash Grove, and Julie Parrish, Springfield; two great-great-nephews, Jacob Gardner and Caleb Gardner, both of Ash Grove; and a great-great-great niece, Amber Parrish, Nixa.

 

Walters, Albert L. 9 Feb 1882 - 21 May 1946  CCR 30 May 1946 p1

[Note: Son of Michael & Matilda (Geyer) Walters; married Lucy J. Garbee 8 Aug 1886 - 30 Jan 1972; deathdate on tombstone differs from deathdate in obit]

Albert L. Walter, 64, passed away at his home Tuesday evening, May 14, after a long illness. He was a well-known farmer living north of Marionville. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lucy Garbee Walter, two sons, Harold of Los Angeles, Calif., and Darrell of the home, three grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Emma Logan of Logan, three brothers, Leon of Logan, Charles of Aurora, and Frank of Salem, Oregon. Funeral services were held at Mt. Olive church Thursday at 2:30 with Rev. Herbert Hilme of Springfield officiating. Interment was made at Rose Hill cemetery under direction of the Bradford Funeral Home of Marionville.

 

Walters, Betty 1877 - 5 Nov 1953 CCR 12 Nov 1953

Mrs. Betty Walters, 76, passed away Thursday, Nov. 5 at her  home on Route 2, Billings after an illness of five weeks. Mrs. Walters, who had lived in the Billings community for many years, is survived by two sons, Leonard of the home and Perry of the state of California; two grandchildren and two great grandsons. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Bradford-Surridge Chapel at Marionville by Dr. Herbert Hilme of Lebanon. Burial was made in the IOOF Cemetery at Marionville. Pallbearers were Lyle Lambeth, Harry Lambeth, Eddie Ebert, Charley Schaefer, Eugene Oetker and Joe Hutter

 

Walters, C. B. 25 Oct 1840 - 19 Nov 1920 CCR 26 Nov 1920 p1

[Note: no legible tombstone in Christian County]

C. B. Walters, aged about 80 years died at his home in Greene county November 19th and was buried the 20th in the Smith cemetery under the direction of the Ozark undertaking Co,

 

Walters, Ellis Clifford 3 Feb 1930 - 8 Nov 1988 OH 17 Nov 1988

[Note: Son of Sidney J. & Ruth (Rusk) Walters; married 29 Jan 1954 Ann McNeely]

Ellis Clifford Walters, 58, of Springfield, died following a massive heart attack at 6:30 a.m. Nov. 8 while in Effingham, Illinois on a business trip. Services for Mr. Walters were held Nov. 10 at the Dale Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bob Casady officiating. Burial was in Mr. Walters' hometown of Colfax, Texas. Funeral arrangements were made by Greenlawn North Funeral Home, Springfield. Mr. Walters was born in Colfax Feb. 3, 1930. He married Ann McNeely of Ft. Worth, Texas Jan. 29, 1954. The Walters moved to Springfield with their four children in 1970. A member of the Dale Street United Methodist Church, Springfield, Mr. Walters was also actively involved in the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. He was especially supportive of events and charities for young people, particularly with the Elks National Foundation. His survivors include his wife, Ann, his parents, Sidney J. and Ruth Rusk Walters, Springfield; a son, Melvin Clifford Walters, Springfield; three daughters, Connie Walters Butler, Chadwick, Colleen Walters Messner and Colette Walters Walden, Springfield, grandchildren Ashley Michelle and Shane Thomas Messner; three sons-in-law; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews in Texas and throughout the United States whom he loved dearly. He is also survived by many loving friends. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elks National Foundation, which supplies college scholarships for youth from throughout the U.S. and funds a Drug Awareness Program.

 

Walters, Georgia Mae (DeWitt) 1926 - 20 Oct 1977 OH 27 Oct 1977 p7 & OH 10 Nov 1977 p16

[Note: Daughter of Albert Roscoe & Retta (Wiggins) Dewitt; married Glenwood E. Walters]

Mrs. Georgia Mae Walters, 51 of 1623 Kingsington, died Thursday, October 20 , in Baptist Memorial Hospital, after several months’ illness.  An autopsy was performed. She was born in Christian County, Missouri and had lived her 22 years. Mrs. Walters was a member of the Church of God. Survivors include  her husband, Glenwood E. Walters; six sons, Daniel “:Danny” Walters of Kansas City, Dennis Walters, Ft. Lewis, Wash, and Randy J. Walters, Mark S. Walters and Brian J. Walters of the home; four daughters, Mrs. Patsy A. Chrisman, Blue Springs, Mrs. Vickie L. Conner, Kansas City and Mrs Oleta Underwood and Miss Lisa J. Walters of the home; her stepmother, Mrs. Dorothy  Good, Ozark, Mo.; a brother, William Dewitt, Forsyth, Mo.; three sisters, Mrs. Jean Walker, Sparta, Mo. and Mrs. Blanche Dean and Mrs. Geraldine Alms of Joplin; six half-brothers, Raymond Dewitt, Jerry Dewitt and Robert Dewitt of Ozark; warren Dewitt of Oldfield, Garland Dewitt, Springfield, Mo. and Benny Dewitt, Sparta; two half-sisters, Mrs. Marilyn Green and Miss Julene Dewitt of Ozark and 10 grandchildren, Services were at 1 p.m. Monday at the Floral Hills Chapel; burial was in Floral Hill Cemetery.

 

Walters, Glenwood Emerson 17 Mar 1924 - 18 Mar 2000  CCH-N 29 Mar 2000

[Note: married Georgia M.]

Glenwood Emerson Walters, 76, Independence, died Sat. March 18, 2000, at Menorah Medical Center. Mr. Walters was born March 17, 1924, in Kansas City. He retired from the General Motors Leeds Assembly Plant in 1975. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and a member of Jubilee Ministers in Independence. He once lived in Ozark. He was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia M. Walters on Oct. 20, 1977. His survivors include six sons, and two daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Mary Walters, Cincinnati, Dennis and Nancy Walters, Excelsior Springs, Randy Walters, Blue Springs, and Danny Walters, Mark Walters and Brian Walters, all of Independence; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Patsy and Earl Chisman, Lisa and Robert Barnes, and Vickie Mader, all of Independence, and Oletta and Darrell Box, Buckner; 25 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Fred Walters, Excelsior Springs; and two sisters, Alma Quinlivan, Commerce City, Colo., and Barbara Hunt, Diamond City, Ark. Graveside services was at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Floral Hills, Memorial Gardens, Kansas City. Visitation was held Wed. 10 to 11 a.m. at D.W Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel, Kansas City.

 

Walters, Jessie Helen (Hodges) 13 Jan 1905 - Apr 1995  SN-L 24 Apr 1995

[Note: married Leonard Russell Walters]

Helen Hodges Walters, 90, Billings Graveside services for Helen Hodges Walters, Billings will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Marionville IOOF Cemetery under direction of Williams Funeral Home of Marionville. Mrs. Walters, a homemaker, died Sunday in her home. Visitation will be from 7-8 today. {Springfield (MO) News Leader, April 24, 1995} Contributed by Jamie Hubbert.

 

Walters,  John Loren, Master Gunnery Sgt. (Ret.) 13 Dec 1928 - 28 Mar 2003

[Note: Son of Leonard Russell & Jessie Helen (Hodges) Walters]

Services for John Loren Walters, Billings, were at 2 p.m. March 28 in the Williams Funeral Home Chapel in Marionville, with the Rev. Ed Edwards officiating. Burial with full Marine military honors was in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Marionville. Walters was born Dec. 13, 1928, in Billings to Leonard Russell and Jessie Helen Hodges Walters. He died at 1:30 p.m. March 25, 2003, in the Ozarks Methodist Manor, Marionville. He was 74 years old. He was a retired master gunnery sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, having served in Korea and Vietnam, and was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Survivors include his children, daughter Lori Taylor, Youngsville, N.C., two sons, Timothy Wayne Walters, Hamlstead, N.C., and William Rhodes, Halls, Tenn.; two grandsons, Timothy Lee Taylor, Youngsville, N.C., and Mickey Edward Rhodes, Ripley, Tenn.; and a great-grandson, Zachary Rhodes, Ripley, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Leonard Walters. A visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. March 27 in Williams Funeral Home, Marionville. ©Christian County Headliner 2003

 

Walker, Nila Jean 28 Jun 1957 - 29 Jun 1957 CCR 4 Jul 1957 p1

[Note: Daughter of Jimmie Rogers & Bonnie Jubne (Johnson) Walker; tombstone spells name Nyla]

Funeral services for Nila Jean Walker, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy R. Walker of Oldfield, were held Sunday, June 30 at 2:00 p.m. in the Gardner Cemetery with Jack Richardson officiating. Burial was under direction of Harris Funeral Home of Clever. Survivors in addition to the parents include the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Walker of Oldfield, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Johnson of Elkhead and other relatives.

 

Walker, Noman J. 9 Jun 1920 - 23 Feb 2003  SN-L 27 Feb 2003

[Note: Son of Homer & Mary Jane (Dewitt) Walker’ married 10 Jun 1939 Martha Shirley Jenkins]

Noman J. Walker, 82, Chadwick, Missouri, passed away at 2:10 p.m. Sunday, February 23, 2003 in Ozark Nursing and Care in Ozark, Missouri. Noman was born June 9, 1920 in Chadwick to Homer and Mary Jane (Dewitt) Walker. Noman attended school and spent his youth growing up in the Low Gap Community near Chadwick. On June 10, 1939, he was united in marriage to Martha Shirley Jenkins, also of Chadwick. After marrying, they made their home in the Chadwick area and to this union of 63 years and 5 months, two children were born. In 1944, Noman enlisted in the U.S. Army and left his family and home to serve with the 686th Ord. AM Co. in the European Campaign. He was honorably discharged in July 1946, at the rank of Staff Sergeant and returned home to his family. Noman is a retired member of the Teamster’s Union after working thirty years at the Foremost-McKesson Dairy in Springfield, Missouri. After retiring, he enjoyed farming, raising cattle and most of all, turkey hunting. He enjoyed all outdoor activities and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Noman was preceded in death by both parents and one sister. He is survived by his loving wife, Martha Walker; one daughter, Beverlee Ann Dotson and husband Jerry of Chadwick, Missouri; one son, Ben R. Walker of Forsyth, Missouri; four granddaughters, Tammy, Amanda, Wendy and Mitz; one grandson, Will; one great-granddaughter, Macy; two great-grandsons, Shane and Kyle Dean; other relatives; and many friends. Noman was a loving husband and a caring father who was always there when needed and will be truly missed. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, Missouri, with Pastor Ben Dewitt officiating. Burial will follow in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery. Springfield News-Leader, Feb 27 2003.

 

Walker, Norman Lester 11 Feb 1918 - 6 Jul 2004   CCH-N 13 Jul 2004

[Note: Son of William Roy & Mary Katherine (Doane) Walker; married 11 Aug 1936 Edna Mae “Eddie” Everett]

Norman Lester Walker, 86, Nixa, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004 at the Christian Health Care Center in Nixa. He was born February 11, 1918 to William Roy and Mary Katherine Doane Walker in Butler, Missouri.  Funeral services were Friday, July 9 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler with Dr. Rod Cannedy officiating. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Contributions may be given to the Nixa Christian Church. Norman, one of three children, was raised in Butler where he graduated from Butler High School in 1936. He served his country during World War II in the United States Navy. On August 11, 1936 he was united in marriage to Edna Mae Everett in Butler and to this union, one daughter was born. Norman worked as a bellboy in the Mulebach Hotel in Kansas City in his early years and also as a steward for the airlines. He even had his own pilot license and a commercial flying license. Norman worked for General Motors at the Leads Plant for 25 years before retirng. He attended the Raytown Christina Church and was a member of the Nixa Christian Church. Norman's passion in life was golf. He also enjoyed skeet shooting, piloting, listening to sports on the radio, playing cards and gardening. Born in high gear, Norman was a person that always stayed busy and could hardly sit still for more than a minute. His grandchildren were an important part of his life. Norman is survived by his wife of 67 years, Edna Mae "Eddie" Walker of Nixa, Missouri; one daughter, Judy Martin and husband R.K. of Nixa, Missouri; two grandchildren, Barbara Jo Blaine and husband Dr. James Blaine of Springfield, Missouri and Karen Ingle and husband Christopher of San Anselmo, California; four great-grandchildren, Sam Blaine, Sara Blaine, Mark Blaine and Jamie Blaine; and three great great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Gordon and Bill Walker.

©Ozarks Newsstand 2004

 

Walker, Olive Irene (Utter) 9 Sep 1885 - 19 Dec 1924 CCR 19 Dec 1924 p1

[Note: married 21 Jan 1913 Charles L. Walker 1882 - 25 Jul 1953]

After an illness of little more than one week, Mrs. Olive Irene Walker, wife of Charles L. Walker, died at her home on East Church street in Ozark at 5:00 o’clock p.m. Friday, December 19, 1924, aged 39 years, 3 months and 10 days. Funeral services were held at 2:30 o’clock p.m. Sunday, December 21, 1924 at Maple Park Cemetery in Springfield, Mo., conducted by Rev. Henry Little of the Calvary Presbyterian church of Springfield. The deceased leaves the husband and little son, her parents, living at DuBois, Nebr., one brother and two sisters to mourn her untimely departure. Mrs. Walker had many warm friends in Ozark who sympathy goes out in all the fullness of their hearts to the bereaved family. The little son will make his home with his aunt, Mrs. Osterberg, of St. Louis.

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Walker, Olive Irene (Utter) 9 Sep 1885 - 19 Dec 1924 CCR 26 Dec 1924 p1

Card of Thanks

We take this method of extending our sincere and heartfelt thanks to all the neighbors and friends who were so kind and helpful to us during the sickness and burial of our wife and sister, Mrs. Olive Walker.  Charles L. Walker  Mrs. John Osterberg  Wilmer Utter

 

Walker, Opal O. (Johnson) Gonce 22 Jan 1910 - 3 Sep 1976 OH 9 Sep 1976 p5

[Note: Daughter of  John Francis & Emma Daisy (Shipman) Johnson; married ? Gonce; married 9 Oct 1943 Herschel Garland  Walker 1910 - 1948]

HIGHLANDVILLE - Services for Mrs. Opal Walker, 66, Highlandville, was at 2 p.m. Monday in Harris Chapel in Ozark. The Rev. Howard Blevins will officiate and burial was in Highlandville Cemetery. Mrs. Walker died at 2 p.m. Friday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, after a short illness. Survivors previously listed incorrectly are two sons, Ray Gonce of Montclair, Calif and Everett Gonce of Sylmar, Calif.

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Walker, Opal O. (Johnson) Gonce 22 Jan 1910 - 3 Sep 1976 OH 9 Sep 1976 p9

HIGHLANDVILLE - Mrs. Opal Walker, 66, Highlandville, died at 2 p.m. Friday in St. John’s Hospital in Springfield after a short illness. She was a lifelong resident of Christian County and a member of Victory Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Ray Gonts, Montclair, Calif. and Everett Gonts, Sylmar, Calif.; two brothers, Roy and Basil Johnson, both of Ozark; five sisters, Mrs. Sylvia Phillips, Mrs. Golda Allen, Mrs. Gladys Haslip, and Mrs. Ruby Rhea, all of Ozark, and Mrs. Fern Wallace, Highlandville, and three grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Harris of Ozark.

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Walker, Opal O. (Johnson) Gonce 22 Jan 1910 - 3 Sep 1976 OH 9 Sep 1976 p9

We want to thank all our friends and neighbors for the cards, flowers, visits and prayers and all kindness shown during the illness and death of our beloved sister.  The Opal O. Walker Family.

 

Walker, Oza 18 Feb 1923 - Feb 1978 OH 16 Feb 1978  p4

[Note: married William Walker]

Mrs. William (Oza) Walker of Midland, Texas died of a heart attack while with her husband on a mission trip into India. The Walkers are well known in this area as they used to be Springfield residents and he held gospel meeting in many Church of Christ in this part of the county. The Walkers were in the group that Tom Smith and Frank Williams were in that left for India on January 30.

Walker, Patricia Sue (Wolfe) 17 Apr 1940 - 28 Apr 2011 SN-L 1 May 2011
[Note: Daughter of Ray & Lydia (  ) Wolfe; married Perry Walker]
Patricia Sue Walker, 71, of Springfield, MO passed away April 28, 2011 in her home. Graveside services will be Monday, May 2, 2011 at 2:00 pm at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are entrusted to Greenlawn Funeral Home South. Patricia was born April 17, 1940 in Ozark, MO to Ray and the late Lydia Wolfe. Patricia graduated from Beauty School and was a Beautician for several years. She also worked for Home Instead Senior Care. She was married to Perry Walker and had one son, Shawn Walker of Texas, who preceded her in death. Survivors include three grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Sue Walker of Texas; brother, Gene Wolfe and wife Charlene of Springfield, MO; father and stepmother, Ray and Lola Wolfe of Ozark, MO; niece Christi Fairchild and husband Justin of Rogersville, MO; stepbrother, David Wolfe and family and stepsisters Julie Kaifesh and Cheryl Bibeau. The family wants to extend their appreciation to James River Care, Cox North Hospital, Forest Park Apartment employees, social services nursing and housekeeping care.

Walker, Paul 4 Nov 1913 - 3 Apr 1980 OH 10 Apr 1980 p10

[Note: Son of  James C. & Rose Ann (McDaniel) Walker; married  Hazel Pauline Gilley 12 Aug 1915 - 10 May 1987]

Services for Paul Walker, 66. Oldfield, were at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Oldfield Church of Christ with Charles Eakins officiating. Burial was in Oldfield Cemetery under the direction of Harris of Ozark. Mr. Walker died at 10:43 p.m. Thursday in Cox Medical Center following a long illness. A farmer, he was a member of the Oldfield Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Hazel; two son, Jim “Todd; and Dale, both of Oldfield; three daughters, Mrs. Sue Eakins and Mrs. Vickie McTeer, both of Ozark and Mrs. Connie Thomas, Oldfield; 14 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and a brother, John, Oldfield.

 

Walker, Randolph Dean “Randy” 28 Jul 1949 - 19 Jun 2006 SN-L 22 Jun 2006

[Note: Son of  Burman & Lola (  ) Walker, Sr.]

Randolph Dean Walker of Springfield passed away on June 19, 2006, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. Randy was born July 28, 1949, in Springfield, the son of Burman Sr. and Lola Walker. Preceding him in death were his parents and a brother, Frankie. Survivors include daughters, Christie and Amanda Walker; one sister, Brenda Shivers; brothers, Burman, Danny, Grady and Fred, all of Springfield. He enjoyed his artwork and being with family and friends. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 24, 2006, in Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 4216 S. Charleston, with Rev. John Appling officiating. Burial will be in Manley Cemetery Battlefield, Mo., under the care of Herman H. Lohmeyer Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 12 noon until service time Saturday, in the church. Contributions may be made to Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Online condolences can be made at www.hhlohmeyer.com.  Springfield News-Leader, June 22, 2006.

 

Walker, Rinnie Ruth (Baird) 20 Jun 1913 - 27 Jun 2006 CCH-N 5 Jul 2006

[Note: Daughter of Luther Benjamin & Lucretia "Lula" (McCord) Baird; married 30 Dec 1933 Roy H. Walker 26 Feb 1914 - 8 Mar 1988; obit misspells maiden name; SSDI spells name Rennie]

            Rinnie Ruth (Beard) Walker, 93, of Andover, Kan., died June 27, 2006. She was the sister of Leona Ridenour, Ozark


Walker, Rose Ann (McDaniel) 1878 - 26 Oct 1955 CCR 3 Nov 1955 p8

[Note: Daughter of George & Caroline (Shipman) McDaniel; married James Calvin “Jim”  Walker 1 Sep 1877 - 6 Dec 1955]

Funeral services for Mrs. Rose Ann Walker, 77, who died at her home near Oldfield on October 24, were held Wednesday, October 26 at the Oldfield Church of Christ with Rev. Roscoe Harding officiating. Burial was in Smith Cemetery under direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Nixa. She was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, James C. Walker of the home; two sons, Paul and John Walker, both of Oldfield; nine grandchildren; one brother, Ben McDaniel of Sparta; other relatives and a host of friend.

 

Walker, Ross Ellis Sep 1886 - 25 Sep 1940 CCR 26 Sep 1940 p1

[Note: Son of John Tally & Mary Addie (Breazeale) Walker; married Eula E.]

The following obituary of Ross Ellis Walker, former Ozark resident, is from the Wednesday evening Springfield Leader and Press: Ross Ellis Walker, 53, died at 6:15 o’clock this morning at his home 1515 Pennsylvania, following a stroke suffered two days ago. He was the father of Wayne Walker, assistant county attorney. Mr. Walker formerly operated Walker’s Clothing store on South Campbell avenue, and previously had owned a clothing store at Ozark, Mo. Failing health forced his retirement several years ago. Obliged to spend as much time as possible out of doors, he began to study flowers and gardening. Two years ago he moved to his present home. Untended for several months, the yard had grown high in weeds and wild shrubbery. Mr. Walker delightedly set to work. He was unable to perform hard labor or to use heavy tools. With a child’s rake and a trowel he attacked the weed-choked yard, after the heavy growth had been cleared. By the end of summer the garden was a mass of blooms. Mr. Walker undertook to sell some of his plants, and last spring had heeled-in nursery stock in every available inch of ground. But when a neighbor stopped by to talk gardening, he usually walked away with his arms heaping with plants and pay was invariably refused. In 1905, Mr. Walker left Drury college to join the army. He served three years, became an expert rifleman, served as bugler, and was mustered out as a corporeal. Other survivors are the widow, Eula E.; two sons, Eugene and Robert, of Springfield; two daughters, Mary of the home, and Mrs. Dorothy Huxel of Fulton, Mo.; two grandsons; his mother, Mrs. Mary A. Walker of Springfield; a sister, Mrs. Charles Rievley of Springfield, and a brother, Ralph L. Walker of San Bernardino, Calif. Funeral services will be held at the Thieme chapel tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock, with burial in National cemetery. Pallbearers will be L.H. Turner, J.C. Davis, Gus Weaver, Orvan Pickett, J.G. Spivy, C.K. Martin, Harry Madding, and Clifford White.

 

Walker, Roy H. 26 Feb 1914  - 8 Mar 1988 OH 7 Apr 1988

[Note: Son of Frank G. & Bessie (  ) Walker; married 30 Dec 1933 Rinnie Baird]

Roy Walker, 72, Maize, Kansas, formerly of Chadwick, passed away March 26. He was buried in Maize, Kansas. Survivors include his wife Rinnie Walker; four sons, Donald, Ray, Carl and Stevin; and a daughter, Evonnie Burkholder, all of Wichita, Kansas. He was also survived by several grandchildren and sister-in-laws Fern Howard, Lake Isabella, California; Agnes Brock, Trenton; and Leona Ridenour, Ozark.

 

Walker, Sarah (Shipman) 4 Jul 1848 - 11 May 1930 CCR 15 May 1930

[Note: Daughter of Abraham & Esther "Hettie" (Garrison) Shipman; married 17 Sep 1865 "Bull Creek" Dave Walker 29 Jun 1847 - 10 May 1889]

Mrs. Sarah Walker was born July 4, 1848, and departed this life May 11, 1930, aged 81 years, 10 months and 7 days. She was married to Mr. David Walker in 1865. To this union 11 children were born, three daughters and one son surviving. They are Mr. Abe Walker of Joplin, Mary Abbot and Rose Swearengen of Sparta, and Francis Chronister, with whom Mrs. Walker made her home. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Linda Keltner, of Nixa, and 18 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. She has been a member of the Missionary Baptist church for a long number of years. Besides her relatives, she leaves a host of friends to mourn her departure. The funeral services were held on May 13 at 2 p.m. at the Fairview cemetery by Rev. Harding with burial under the direction of T.B. Chaffin of Ozark and Otto Rathbun of Sparta.

 

Walker, Sarah E. (Jemes) 24 Nov 1849 - 26 Oct 1934 CCR 1 Nov 1934 p8

[Note: Daughter of William & ? ( ) Jemes - mother’s name given on DC , but could not read it; married 20 Jan 1867 Leonard I. Walker]

Sarah E. Jemes was born in Jefferson county, Tenn., Nov. 24, 1849. She was married to Leonard I. Walker Jan. 20, 1867. She has been member of the Baptist church of Bradleyville most of her life. She died Oct. 26, 1934 and is survived by the following sons and daughters; John D. Walker, Mrs. Newt Adams, Mrs. W.M. Mitchell and Mrs. Hobart Lyons. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. by Rev. Ellis with burial in the Mills cemetery near Bradleyville under the direction of T.B. Chaffin.

 

Walker, Sarah E. (Mapes) 30 Sep 1867 - 5 Jan 1935 CCR 17 Jan 1935 p8

[Note: married 1888 Joseph Grant Walker 1866 - 18 Mar 1949; no MO DC found]

Sarah E. Mapes was born in Lynn county, Kansas, Sept. 30, 1867. She was 67 years, 3 months and 6 days old. She was united in marriage to Mr. Grant Walker in 1888. To this union were born six children, three of whom have preceded her in death. Those surviving are the husband, Jack, of Orengo, Homer of Chadwick, and Mrs. Will Fenker of St. Louis, also grandchildren and other relatives and friends. She was a member of the Baptist church and had lived a consistent Christian life. Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 7, at the Oak Grove church at 1:30 p.m. by Rev. Rolly with burial in the Fairview cemetery under the direction of T.B. Chaffin.

 

Walker, Seth Jordan 25 Oct 1989 - 4 Sep 2007 SN-L 7 Sep 2007 & AdamsFH & CCH-N 12 Sep 2007

[Note: Son of Aaron & Laura (Brock) Walker]

Seth Jordan Walker, age 17, son, brother, grandson and friend to many, died Wednesday, September 4, 2007 in his home. He was born October 25, 1989. Seth was a senior at Nixa High School. He enjoyed the outdoors, and writing. He was a talented musician with guitar and drums, and loved to sing. Survivors include: His mother, Laura Lipari, Nixa; his father, Aaron Walker, Springfield; a brother, Dustin Walker, Springfield; grandparents, Don and Lenora Walker, and Gerald and Sharon Brock, all of Springfield; great-grandparents, Herbert and Mildred Brock, and Erma Hinshaw, all of Moberly, Missouri; an Aunt, Becky Garoutte and husband Jeff, Lenexa, Kansas; cousins, Rachel, Nathaniel, Lauren, and A.J. Garoutte, Lenexa, Kansas, and Gary Garside, Seattle, Washington; and many other family members and friends. A memorial service will be 2:00 PM Saturday, September 8, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Seth was very special to everyone and touched many lives. He had a great love for family and every side of nature. Thank you God for the time we’ve had together. He will be missed greatly and always remembered. Fly High Seth. Tax deductable Donations Missouri conservation heritage foundation “Dream team for Seth”

 

Walker, Shawn 23 Jun 1971 - 23 Oct 2010 CCH-N 10 Oct 2010

[Note: Son of Perry William & Patricia Sue (Wolfe) Walker]

Mr. Shawn Walker, 39, of McKinney, Texas, passed away Oct. 23, 2010, at his home. He was born on June 23, 1971, in Springfield, to Perry William and Patricia Sue (Wolfe) Walker. Shawn owned and operated S.W. Polls located in McKinney/Frisco, Texas. He is survived by his children Amanda Walker, of Mabank, Texas; Emily Walker and Jacob Walker, both of Frisco, Texas; father Perry W. Walker and his wife Sandra, of Dunlap, Ill.; mother Patricia "Patty" Walker, of Springfield; sisters Coleen Fritz and husband David, of Warrensburg, Kelly Steger and husband Marty, of Pekin, Ill., and Nicole Hirsch and husband Mike, of Peoria, Ill.; and grandparents Ray and Lola Wolfe, of Ozark. Shawn was preceded in death by his brother Perry Anthony Walker and grandmother Lydia Letsch. Graveside services were at 1 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Galena Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Shawn’s memory to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org.

The following are a list of online condolences:

 

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

—Darryl and Terri Corbello

I only knew Shawn through the eyes of his father Perry. I have worked with Perry for 19 years and I know how much Shawn was loved. All of my sympathies to Perry, Sandy and Shawn’s entire family.

—Gina Dillingham

I will miss Shawn’s vivacious energy and wonderful smile. Shawn was always happy when I was around him. His work was important to him and he was so creative! I will always think of Shawn when I am around beautiful water gardens.

—Sue Halliday

It was my pleasure to have worked with Shawn for a number of years. My wife, Maureen, and I extend to you our deepest sympathy. Also, in accordance with your request, we have made a memorial gift in Shawn’s memory to the American Cancer Society.

—Louis F. Cole

Perry, Patricia, we are saddened to learn the loss of Shawn and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. “Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with my righteous right hand—Isaiah 41:10.

—Rick and Sharon Goetz

I had too little time with you my dear brother, but I know that one day we will reunited in heaven. You will be missed dearly by our family. All my love and prayers go out to Sue, Amanda, Jacob and Emily for comfort and strength and guidance in their future endeavors.

—Kelly M. (Walker) Steger

To all of Shawn’s family, please know that  my thoughts and prayers are with you in this most difficult time. Shawn fought a courageous battle, but our Lord knew he had been through enough pain. I was fortunate to have breakfast with Shawn and Amanda and my daughter-in-law Penny Barnes and my grandchildren Mason and Brooke in July of this year and I knew Shawn was a fighter as we talked. He was in good spirits. May God bless you all.

—Lonita Barnes Rains

I’ve know Shawn for a long time and have more fond memories than there is room on this page. A genuinely good guy. Good night my friend. God bless.

—Jason Paul Williams

 

 

Walker, Shirley Ann (Vest) 11 Nov 1942 - 7 Jan 2005 SN-L 9 Jan 2005

[Note: Daughter of Russell & Flossie (Smith) Vest; married 9 Nov 1963 George Lewis Walker]

Shirley Ann Walker, age 62, of Nixa, passed away Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, at 1:20 p.m. in her home. She was born Nov. 11, 1942, in Walnut Grove, the daughter of Russell and Flossie (Smith) Vest. On November 9, 1963, she and George Lewis Walker were united in marriage in Springfield. She was a homemaker and a member of the Southern Baptist faith. Survivors include her husband, George; a son, James Walker and his wife Tammy, of Fordland; three grandchildren, Brittany Thompson, Kevin Walker, and Troy Amburgey; seven siblings, Verlie Reed, of Oklahoma, June of St. Louis, Eileen Goodwin of Willard, Glen Vest of Mississippi, Glen Lemmons of Dadeville, Leonard Lemmons of Ft. Scott, Kan., and Larry Vest of St. Peters, Mo. She was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Lewis Walker; four brothers, Spud, Leon, Danny and Monk; and her parents. Shirley was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all who had the pleasure of knowing her and she will be missed greatly. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Chaplain Randy Gilmore officiating. Burial will follow in Selmore Cemetery, Ozark. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home.

 

Walker, Sophia 5 Sep 1888 - Mar 1972  SL-P 22 Mar 1972

Funeral services for Mrs. Sophia Walker, 83, who died Saturday in Christian County Nursing Home here after a long illness, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Harris Chapel here. The Rev. Allen Harrison will officiate and burial will be in the Old Boston Cemetery near Oldfield. Mrs. Walker, who had worked and resided in the nursing home for many years before becoming a patient there in 1951, has no known survivors.  Springfield Leader-Press, March 22, 1972.

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Walker, Sophia 5 Sep 1888 - 18 Mar 1972  CCR 23 Mar 1972 p2

[Note: may be the Sophia Jackson who married 17 Jun 1929 Newt Walker, but if so as age 40, that may not be her maiden name]

Funeral services for Mrs. Sophia Walker, 83, who died Saturday in Christian County Nursing home after a long illness, were at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Harris Chapel. The Rev. Allen Harrison officiated and burial was in Old Boston Cemetery near Oldfield. Mrs. Walker, who had worked and resided in the nursing home for many years before becoming a patient there in 1951, had no known survivors.

 

Walker, Thelma (Adams) 1 Jun 1921 - 6 May 2010  SN-L 7 May 2010

[Note: Daughter of Edward & Bertha (Simpson) Adams; married 5 Aug 1939 Elmer Walker 24 Oct 1919 - 19 Mar 2008]

Thelma Walker, age 88, of Chadwick, passed away Thursday. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will follow in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday in the funeral home.

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Walker, Thelma (Adams) 1 Jun 1921 - 6 May 2010 CCH-N 12 May 2010

Thelma Walker, 88, of Chadwick, passed away May 6, 2010.  She was born June 1, 1921, near Long Run in Ozark County, the daughter of Edward and Bertha (Simpson) Adams. On Aug. 5, 1939, she and Elmer Walker were united in marriage. Mrs. Walker was a true farmer’s wife, helping her husband whenever needed. She had been a member of Pine Ridge Church for many years.  She enjoyed quilting. Survivors include: Her son, Donald Ray Walker and wife Janice Darlene, Chadwick; three grandsons, Danny Walker, Chadwick, Dennis Walker and wife Cindy, Cunningham, Ky., and Darrell Walker and wife Kerry, Bolivar; a granddaughter, Penny Hull, Chadwick; 11 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Velma Stepp, Woodland, Calif.; nieces and nephews; and many other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer in 2008; two brothers, Palmer Adams, and Delmar Adams, and her parents. Funeral services were10 a.m. May 10, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Geneva Thornton officiating. Burial followed in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery. Visitation was from 4 to 6 p.m. May 9 in the funeral home.

 

Walker, Thomas B. 4 Jul 1858 - 25 Jun 1927 CCR 30 Jun 1927 p8

[Note: Son of Leonard W. & Nancy M. (Adamson) Walker; married 14 Apr 1881 CCM Louisa Breazeale 29 Oct 1861 - 6 Oct 1903; married 5 Jun 1906 Flora Rebecca Wasson  27 Sep 1866 - 8 Nov 1958]

Thomas B. Walker, ages 68 years, 11 months and 21 days, passed away on Saturday, June 25th and was buried Sunday afternoon in the Ozark City Cemetery with services being held from the Baptist church. The burial services were in charge of the Klepper Undertaking company.

AND

Walker, Thomas B. 4 Jul 1858 - 25 Jun 1927 CCR 7 Jul 1927 p1

Thomas B. Walker was born July 4, 1858 and departed this life on June 25, 1927 at 11:15 a.m. He was married to Louise Brazeale April 14, 1881, who preceded him in death on October 6, 1903; To this union were born Charles L. Walker, who survives and William J. Walker who died in infancy. On June 6, 1906, the deceased was united in marriage to Flora R. Wasson. The deceased is survived by his wife, one son and one grandson, Hal T. Walker who is now residing with relatives in  Dubois, Nebraska; also three brothers and three sisters. Brother Walker was united in the Ozark Baptist church several years ago, and was one of the main stays of the church. He was faithful until death. In his going, the church has sustained a great loss. May God bless his memory and grant his mercy to all the bereaved. And may Mrs. Walker have the guidance of the Holy Spirit as she shall try to carry out his will and wishes -- His Pastor

 

Walker, Thomas J. 1978 - 30 Jun 2009 SN-L 2 Jul 2009

[Note: Son of Douglas Ray & Cecilia (Delgado) Walker]

Thomas J. Walker, age 31, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, July 4, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Republic. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday in the funeral home.

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Walker, Thomas J. 27 May 1978 - 30 Jun 2009 CCH-N 8 Jul 2009

Thomas J. Walker, 31, of Springfield, passed away June 30, 2009.  He was born May 27, 1978. He graduated from high school in Carrolton, Texas. Thomas most recently was employed by Tindle Mills in Springfield. He was a Christian, read his Bible, and enjoyed Christian music. He was a member of Truth Tabernacle. As a martial arts enthusiast, he had achieved black belt status. Survivors include:  His mother, Cecilia Kerr and Calvin Douglas, Clever; his father, Douglas Ray Walker and wife Paula, Carrolton, Texas; a brother, Stephen and Christie Howerton, Springfield; a nephew, Chase Evans; a niece, Jazmin Howerton; grandparents, Ida Delgado, and Thomas and Christine Walker; uncles, Mario, Tony, Danny and Albert Delgado and John Walker; and aunts, Barbara, Betty, and Brenda Walker. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. July 4, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.  Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Republic. Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. July 3 in the funeral home.

 

Walker, Varnia Viola (Shipman) 27 Mar 1888 - 9 Oct 1988 OH 26 Mar 1981 p11

[Note: Daughter of  Abe & Rosa (Ball) Shipman; married  James Franklin Walker 23 Jul 1879 - 1 Nov 1937]

Varnia Walker Looks to 93rd

Chadwick has a sensational 93 year old woman. Varnia Walker was born March 22, 1888 and was very enthusiastic about her 93rh birthday this week.. Varnia is probably the only one in Chadwick to live in a house with no running water and no inside bathroom at her house. However, she manages to get around and live by herself.  Varnia has raised three different families in her time.  She has worked very hard all her life by working in gardens and fields. The only thing she hasn’t done is work behind a plow. Varnia is still raising a garden behind her house and is in fairly good shape. Varnia was a cook at Chadwick school in her younger days and also took care of ill and injured people in her day.  Phyllis Knight, Chadwick.

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Walker, Varnia Viola (Shipman) 27 Mar 1888 - 9 Oct 1988 OH 13 Oct 1988

[Note: Daughter of Abe & Rosa (Ball) Shipman; married James Franklin Walker 23 Jul 1879 - 1 Nov 1937]

Vornia Viola Walker, 100, of Chadwick, died Oct 9 at Riverview Manor, Ozark, after a long illness. Services for Mrs. Walker were held Tuesday in the Adams Funeral Chapel with the Rev. James “Hobo” Applegate officiating. Burial was in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery, Chadwick. Mrs. Walker was born March 27, 1888 at Garrison, MO, the daughter of Abe and Rosa (Ball) Shipman. She was a homemaker and a member of the Union Church at Chadwick. She was united in marriage to Frank Walker, and to this union were born three sons, all of whom preceded their mother in death. Mrs. Walker’s survivors include a granddaughter and grandson who were raised in her home as a daughter and son, Betty Eaken of Grove, OK and Bob Walker, of Ozark; two other grandsons, Grant and Lee Walker, Chadwick; and a daughter-in-law, Velma Walker, Chadwick. She is also survived by 11 great-grandchildren, 17 great-great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

 

Walker, Walter 12 Mar 1877 - 7 Nov 1946 CCR 14 Nov 1946 p6

[Note: Son of William & Elizabeth (Cox) Walker; married Helen; tombstone dates don’t agree with obit]

Walter Walker, 69, of PeEll, Wash., passed away Thursday morning at the home of Harve Gilmore near Nixa where he was visiting. Mr. Walker formerly taught school in Christian and Stone counties and this was his first visit back to the Ozarks in 20 years. He was employed as a machinist in PeEll. Surviving are his wife, Helen Walker of PeEll, two sons, Shelby and Jesse Walker of PeEll, two brothers, William of Springfield, Mo., and Luther of Ponce de Leon, one sister, Mrs. Mary Pritchard of Springfield. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Nixa Baptist church by Rev. Floyd Hanks of Springfield. Burial was in the Jones cemetery under direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home.

 

Walker, Walter Otis, Sr. 1911 - 11 Dec 1978 OH 14 Dec 1978 p 9

[Note: married Colene; no SSDI found]

Walter Otis Walker, Sr., 67 of 931 W. Chestnut died Monday night at his home of an apparent heart attack. He had been a resident of Springfield for 42 years. He was a member of the Boulevard Baptist Church and was retired from Stoddard Equipment Co. He is survived by his wife, Colene; a son, Walter Otis, Jr., 1323 E. Whiteside; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Kathryn Dethrow, 1250 S. Prince Lane and Mrs. Carolyn Sue Gardner, Nixa and six grandchildren, __ great grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren.

 

Walker, Walter T. Nov 1885 - 13 Jan 1925 CCR 30 Jan 1925 p1

[Note: Son of David R. & Emma L. (Stewart) Walker]

Walter Walker, oldest son of the late D. R. Walker, who was a former sheriff of Christian County, died at Phoenix, Arizona, on Friday, January 13, 1925, according to a letter received by Belle Brown from her niece, Miss Lois Vaughan, who is in Phoenix. Mr. Walker was about 38 years old and had been making the fight against tuberculosis for a number of years, Deceased leaves the widow and one son, his mother, two brothers and two sisters, most of whom were with him at the time of his death. The remains were taken to Utah for burial. Old Ozark friends of the family extend their sympathy in their bereavement.

 

Walker, Wilda Fay (Jones) 5 Dec 1944 - 9 Jan 1997 CCH-N 15 Jan 1997

[Note: Daughter of Oren & Eleanor Opal (Stevens) Jones; married 1 Apr 1960 Donald Ray Walker]

Wilda Faye Walker, 52, Chadwick, died Thursday, January 9, 1997, in St. John's Regional Health Center. She was born December 5, 1944, in Garrison and was the daughter of Oren and Opal (Stevens) Jones. On April 1, 1960, she married Donald Ray Walker. Mrs. Walker attended Pine Ridge Church. She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers and sisters, Doyle, Loyal, Wanda and an infant. Survivors include: Her husband, Donald; four children, Danny Walker and his wife, Sheryl, Dennis Walker and his wife, Cindy, Darrell Walker and Penny Hull, all of Chadwick; nine grandchildren, Stephanie, Tiffany, Michelle, Bridget, Heather, Mark, and Cory Walker, and Dustin and Jason Hull; two step-grandchildren, Cole and Heather Ewing; nine brothers and sisters, Juanita Maggard, Ron Jones, Jewel Lee and Linda Rozell, all of Chadwick, Harold Jones, Oldfield, Russ Jones, Sparta, Norma Davis, Selah, Washington, Phyllis Knight, Kennewick, Washington, and Shirley Jones, Garrison. Funeral services were Saturday, January 11, 1997, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Denny McCrorey officiating. Burial was in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery.

 

Walker, William D. 23 Jun 1883 - 21 Feb 1967 CCR 23 Feb 1967 p1

[Note: married May M. Alcorn 14 Aug 1895 - 13 Dec 1991]

William D. Walker, 78, Chadwick, died at 12:25 p.m. Tuesday in Bilyeu Nursing Home, Ozark. He was a member of Pine Ridge Pentecostal Church. Mr. Walker is survived by his wife, May; three sons, Earl, Elyria, Ohio. Lloyd, Sparta, Johnny, Ponce de Leon; two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Moody, Chadwick (sic); 12 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Bertha Lathrop, Ozark. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Chadwick Free Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Charley Shipman officiating. Burial will be in Chadwick Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark.

 

Walker, William D. 1875 - 8 Jun 1969 CCR 12 Jun 1969 p8

[Note: Son of William C. & Sarah Elizabeth (  ) Walker]

William D. Walker, 93, of Springfield, died early Sunday morning in Sunshine Acres rest home after an extended illness. A native of Christian County, Mr. Walker was a retired employee of Frisco Railway and a member of Immanual Baptist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Ash, Springfield, and Mrs. Mary Ash, Springfield, and Mrs. Mary Shaw, Kansas City; and two sons, Sherman, Springfield and Sheridan, of the home. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Chapel of the Ozark with the Rev. Arthur Short officiating. Burial was in Eastlawn Cemetery.

 

Walker, William F. 28 Sep 1898 - 30 Dec 1934 CCR 27 Dec 1934 p1

[Note: Son of Louis & Margaret (  ) Walker; married 23 Jan 1923 Mollie Howard]

William Walker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Walker, killed by gasoline bandit near Pe Ell, Washington -- father of victim is an ex Recorder of Christian County.

The following account of a former Ozark boy being shot and killed by a gasoline bandit near Pe Ell, Wash., is taken from the Pe Ell Tribune of Dec. 20, 1934: William Walker, proprietor of the Shell service station one mile east of Pe Ell on the Pacific highway was shot and almost instantly killed by an unidentified bandit about 10 o'clock Monday evening. News of the tragedy quickly reached Pe Ell in a summons for Dr. H.B. Cravens to attend the victim of the highwayman’s bullets, but when the doctor, City Marshal Ward Carper and other Pe Ell citizens arrived at the service station, Walker’s lifeless body lay on the floor of the station office, the terror stricken family being able to give but a meager description of the bandits who fled in a car. Mr. and Mrs. Walker and their son, Warren, 10 years of age, and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Walker, parents of William Walker, who lived together at the service station, retired about 9 o'clock, William in a bedroom downstairs and the rest of the family upstairs. Shortly after 10 o'clock, a car was heard to stop at the station and the sound of a horn was heard. The elder Mr. Walker got up and went down stairs and unlocked and opened the front door to observe a man standing by a car, who stated he wanted to buy some gas. Mr. Walker returned to the house to awaken his son, who had the keys to the gasoline pump. William got up and dressed, went outside, his father going back upstairs to his room. Several minutes passed when suddenly shots were heard. Mr. Walker being first to get down stairs just as his son entered the front door, staggered to the counter and tried to speak, and then slumped lifeless to the floor. Walker had taken a .22 caliber target pistol with him as he left his room and this he was still holding in his hand as he came back into the office after he was shot. One cartridge had been fired from the pistol, but Mr. Walker and other members of the family are sure they heard several more. The bullet which mortally wounded Walker passed through his chest and another bullet lodged in his right arm. The bullets were from a .38 caliber revolver. The gasoline pump gauge showed that 10 gallons had been measured and it is assumed that the shooting was the result of the refusal of the men to pay for it. Wounded suspect captured. About 1-1/2 hours after the shooting at the service station, a man was found dumped in front of the residence of Dr. E.W. Stevens in Doty with a bullet wound in his chest. After receiving emergency treatment by Dr. Stevens, he was guarded by officers until the arrival of Sheriff Blankenship who took the suspect to St. Helen’s hospital, Chehalis, where he is said to have a good chance of recovery. He has steadfastly refused to give his name or make a statement. His companion, driving a Ford V-8, stolen from Raymond Lewis of Raymond, abandoned the machine on State Street in Chehalis and escaped. Several arrested have been made in Tacoma, Raymond and Aberdeen, but as yet the identity of the second bandit is undetermined. Victim Well Known in District. William Walker, the victim of the tragedy, was born in Christian county, Missouri, Sept. 28, 1898. He was educated in the public schools of Christian county and attended high school at Ozark, Mo. As a young man he served as deputy recorder of deeds in Christian county, in the office of his father, who was elected to the office in 1915. In 1919 he moved to Washington with his parents and they came to Walville, where both the father and son were employed for some five years at the Walville lumber mill. Jan. 25, 1923, he was married to Miss Mollie Howard. A son was born to this union, Warren Walker, who is now ten years of age. William Walker was also identified with Pe Ell when he served as clerk for some time in Nassie’s grocery store. Following an attack of pneumonia about eight years ago he was stricken with tuberculosis and his fight for his life and ultimate return to health proves that he was possessed of a spirit of determination and would not yield to discouragement. Just a few weeks ago he was pronounced free of the malady which at one time seemed almost sure to claim his life. His indomitable courage which enabled him to conquer disease undoubtedly cost him his life as he attempted to protect his property the night of the fatal shooting. Surviving relatives, besides his grief-stricken widow, are a son, Warren: his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Walker, and a sister, Mrs. Jack Browning of Irrigon, Oregon. Funeral services will be held tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at two o’clock at the Baptist church in Pe Ell, conducted by Rev. Fred T. Lucas of Centralia. Interment will be in the Pe Ell cemetery.

 

Walker, William Riley 3 Apr 1893 - 12 Oct 1931 CCR 15 Oct 1931 p5

[Note: Son of Sherman & Ellen (  ) Walker; married 19 Jan 1918 Lillie Mack]

William Riley Walker, 39, Springfield veteran of the 89th division and one of the longest overseas of all American soldiers in the World War, died at the Veteran’s hospital at Excelsior Springs Monday. He entered the hospital about a week ago. He had been living here with his sister, Mrs. Cora Leterman, at 677 E. Mitchell St. Sgt. Walker’s wife is dead. He is survived by five children, his father, Sherman Walker, of Wetumka, Okla.; one brother, John T. Walker of Kansas City, and one sister, Mrs. Letterman. Funeral services were held at Sparta at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon under the direction of Herman Lohmeyer. The Graham-Wasson Post of the American Legion of Ozark officiated at the grave.

 

Walkingstick, Geneva  Z. (  ) Smith 8 Apr 1908 - Apr 1980 OH 17 Apr 1980 pB4

[Note: married ? Smith; married ? Walkingstick]

Services for Geneva Z. Walkingstick, 72, Billings, were held Monday in Billings Full Gospel Church with the Revs. E. I. Moore and Faye White officiating. Burial was in Clear Creek Cemetery under the direction of Meadors. Mrs. Walkingstick died Friday morning at St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, after apparently suffering a hearty attack. She had been a patient for two weeks. She was a member of the Full Gospel Church. Survivors include her husband, W. H.; four sons,  Jack Smith, Eugene, Ore., David Smith, Vallejo, Calif., Kenneth Smith, Rodeo, Calif., And Ronald Smith, Neosho; six daughters, Mrs. Norma Andrews, Springfield, Mrs. Clearo Curtis, Mrs. Betty Shockley and Mrs. DeAnn West, all of Neosho and Mrs. Elaieen McFearrin and Mrs. Marie Harvey, both of Quitman, La.; a stepson, Daniel, Billings; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Wanda Burlison, Tucson, Ariz.., Mrs. Alto Reeves, and Mrs. Mildred Cooper, both of Billings, and Mrs. Reba Davisson, Springfield; four brothers, two sisters, 57 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

 

Wall, Cena  (Ruffin) 1874 - 1 Aug 1963  CCR 8 Aug 1963

[Note: married 16 Nov 1893 Fannon “Frank” E. Wall  16 Jan 1867 - 19 Jul 1935]

Mrs. Cena Wall, 89, died Thursday, Aug. 1, at her home in Roseburg, Ore. Mrs. Wall, who was born near Rogersville, lived at Chadwick and Sparta in Christian County before moving to Oregon several years ago. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ora Irwin, Pendleton, Ore:; four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Harris Chapel. The Rev. Earl T. Sechler officiated and burial was in Sparta Masonic Cemetery.

 

Wall, Fannon E. "Frank" 16 Jan 1867 - 19 Jul 1935 CCR 25 Jul 1935 p4

[Note: Son of Beverly & Mary (Kendrix) Wall; married 1888 Josephine Smith ? - 1889; married 16 Nov 1893 Cena Ruffin 1874 - 1 Aug 1963]

Chadwick banker dies. F. E. Wall passed away Friday, July 19, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield-Buried Sunday, July 21 at Sparta-Masonic Services at Grave. F.E. Wall, cashier of the Farmer’s Bank of Chadwick, died last Friday, July 19, at the St. John’s hospital in Springfield, where he had been confined less than two weeks with a malady with which he has suffered for sometime, but which had only developed rapidly during the past two months. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 21, at 2:30 p.m., by Rev. B. Frank West, in the Union church at Chadwick with burial in the Sparta cemetery under the direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark, with Masonic services at the grave. The deceased was born in Webster county, near Marshfield, on Jan. 16, 1867. When just a boy he moved with his parents to a farm in Booth Hollow, south of Chadwick. He was united in marriage at the age of 21 to Miss Josephine Smith. About one year later his wife died in childbirth, the baby also dying. On Nov. 16, 1893, he was united in marriage to Miss Cena Ruffin. To this union two children were born, Orrion, who died at the age of 4 years, and Mrs. Ora Irwin, who with the wife survives. Frank Wall began his early life in the hills, as many other young men, doing the rough and heavy work of tie making and farming. His ambition led him to seek an education and reach out for higher and better things. For a few years after his second marriage he was employed by the Hobart Lee Tie and Timber company working in their store at Chadwick. He then set up a store of his own in Chadwick and successfully operated it for a short time. In 1899 he was employed as manager of the Springdale Ranch at Chadwick where he worked until the fall of 1902. He then moved to Sparta, built a home a quarter of a mile south of town, and became assistant cashier of the Bank of Sparta. A short time later he purchased the Sparta Milling company which he operated until he purchased the lumber company which he operated until 1909, when he sold out to accept the appointment under the Taft administration as postmaster at Sparta. In 1917 he again went into the Bank of Sparta and remained there until 1923. He was at all times interested in and operated a farm south of Sparta where he always moved upon disposal of his numerous enterprises. In 1926 he moved to Springfield and operated a filling station. In 1929 he returned to Chadwick and took charge of the Farmer’s Bank, operating it personally until just 22 days before his death. At the age of 41 he was converted and joined the Christian church at Sparta. He was an active and faithful worker in the church from the day of his confession, having served as superintendent of the Christian Church Sunday School at Sparta for nine years and was superintendent of the Union Sunday School at Chadwick at the time of his death. He was always active in civic and school affairs, as well as in the church and could be relied upon to do his part in every worthy undertaking. He leaves to mourn his departure the wife, Mrs. Cena Wall, one daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Irwin, four grandchildren, Mrs. Eileen Anderson and Worth, Asa and Don Irwin, all of Chadwick; one brother, George Wall, of Salida, Colorado; one sister, Mrs. Laura Payne of Sparta; one half-brother, John Wall of Fordland; and one half-sister, Mrs. Fannie Williams of Rogersville, besides a host of other relatives and friends. Frank Wall was a real friend and neighbor and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

 

Wallace, Arthur Sherman 30 Jun 1868 - 28 Dec 1952 CCR 8 Jan 1953 p5

[Note: Son of John Frank & Matilda (Penn) Wallace; married 27 Dec 1891 Isabelle Matilda Amsler 11 Feb 1869 - 23 Feb 1944]

Funeral services for Mr. A. S. Wallace, 84, operator of a funeral home in Billings passed away Sunday evening Dec. 28 in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Knob in Springfield. Mr. Wallace had been staying with his daughter in Springfield since he became ill about seven weeks ago. A native of Harmless, Ala., Mr. Wallace moved to Missouri and settled near Marionville when he was 18 years old. Three years later, he came to Billings where he became associated in a mercantile business. In 1897, he established a furniture store and funeral home, which he operated in Billings until his retirement six years ago. Mr. Wallace, who was an elder in the Billings Christian Church, was secretary of the Greene-Webster Christian County Mutual Life Association until ill health forced him to retire in early November. Besides Mrs. Knabb, he is survived by one other daughter, Miss Mable Wallace of the home; a sister, Mrs. Leatha Neill of route 7, Springfield; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

 

Wallace, Dale 3 Apr 1924 - 16 Apr 2010  SN-L 18 Apr 2010 & SN-L 19 Apr 2010 & CCH-N 21 Apr 2010

[Note: Son of Clarence G. & Pearl (Kettle) Wallace; married 13 Sep 1941 Wilma Lorene “Rene” Shipman 21 Dec 1919 - 1 Nov 2001; married 13 Jun 2002 Henrietta Brown]

Dale Wallace, age 86, Nixa, passed away Friday, April 16, 2010. He was born April 3, 1924 in Kansas, the son of Clarence G. and Pearl (Kettle) Wallace. On September 13, 1941, he married Wilma Lorene Shipman. Dale enjoyed farming, fishing and going to auctions. He was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church, Oldfield. Wilma preceded him in death in 2001. Dale married Henrietta Brown on June 13, 2002. Survivors include his wife, Henrietta Wallace, Nixa; two sons, Jerry Wallace and wife Dorothy, Nixa, and Jack Wallace and wife Linda, Oldfield; four grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and three sisters, Elsie Jennings, Eva Everett, and Peggy Wells. Dale was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 60 years, Wilma Wallace; a brother, Glen; and a sister, Lorene. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark with Pastors Bally Johnson and Rick Washam officiating. Burial will follow in Sparta Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

 

Walker, Hershel Garland 14 Sep 1910 - 25 Mar 1948 CCR 1 Apr 1948

[Note: Son of  Frank & Varnia (Bell) Walker; married Opal Gonce]

Hershel Garland Walker was born Sept. 14, 1910, and departed this life March 25, 1948, at the age of 37 years, six months and 11 days. He was born near Ava, Mo., to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Walker and moved to Chadwick at an early age where he spent most of his life. His father preceded him in death several years ago. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Varnia Walker, of the home; two brothers, Ivan Walker of Wichita, Kansas, and Fred Walker of Chadwick, one niece, Mrs. Betty Hudson, and a nephew, Bob Walker, who were reared in the home; and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Rosa Bell of Chadwick. Hershel was converted to Christ a short time before his death. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 26, in Chadwick Union church with Rev. Tom Weter officiating. Burial was made in Chadwick cemetery under direction of Harris Funeral Home of Chadwick.

 

Walker, Homer 5 Nov 1896 - 15 Sep 1938 CCR 22 Sep 1938 p8

[Note: Son of Joseph Grant & Sarah E. (Mapes) Walker; married 12 Nov 1915 CCM Mary Jane Dewitt 17 Dec 1896 - 23 Mar 1983 (SIC)]

Homer Walker, son of J.G. and Sarah Walker, was born on November 5, 1896 on Bull Creek in Taney county and departed this life on September 15, 1938 at his home at Oakwood, south of Chadwick. He was 41 years, 10 months and 10 days of age at the time of his death. Homer spent the greater part of his life in Christian County. He was united in marriage to Mary Dewitt on November 12, 1915, to which union were born 3 children: Ester, the eldest who preceded him in death and Norman and Mary Nell both of the home. He was a good neighbor and friend, a kind and loving husband and father and will be greatly missed by his many friends and relatives and all who knew him. He was converted on August 12, 1938 and expressed a desire to be baptized and united with the church if he was able to do so. He leaves to survive, his widow, one son, Norman and one daughter, Mary Nell and his father, J.G. Walker, all of the home address; one brother, Jack of Oronogo, MO, one sister, Nellie Fenker of St. Louis, MO. Funeral services were held on Saturday, September 17, 1938 at 2:00 o’clock pm in the Oakwood church with the Rev. Clarence E. Jones of Kirbyville officiating. Interment was made in the Fairview cemetery 2 miles south of Sparta under the direction of the B.C. Klepper Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

Walker, Howard Clinton 6 Nov 1926 -28 Feb 1998  CCH-N 11 Mar 1998

[Note: Son of Clyde & Delia Matte (Howard) Walker; married 12 Feb 1944 Edna Wolfe]

Howard Clinton Walker was born to Clyde Walker and Delia Matte Howard Walker on Nov. 6, 1926 at Marble, Ark. Howard died Feb. 28, 1998 in Springfield. Howard was married to Edna Wolfe Walker on Feb. 12, 1944 at Berryville, Ark:; Howard and Edna recently celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary. Howard was a retired auto body and fender mechanic. Howard was an active member of Wrights Chapel Full Gospel Church, in Hurley. Howard is survived by his wife Edna, five children Lynda Lutgen of Nixa; Don Walker of Billings; Patty Knudson of Rockaway Beach, Wayne Walker of Salt Lake City Utah; and Davanil Dyer of Nixa. Howard has 15 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren. One sister, Berta Lee Lee of Springdale Ark.; one brother Harley Walker of Huntsville, Ark. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Harris a Heritage Funeral Home in Nixa. Visitation will be Tuesday evening March 3 from 7-8 p.m. Pallbearers will be Bobby Ltgen, Donnie Walker, Bradley Walker, Mike Walker, Vance Jenkins, Scottie Jenkins, Eric Jenkins, Aarron Rapp.

 

Walker, James Albert 25 Mar 1872 - 14 Oct 1934 CCR 18 Oct 1934 p1

[Note: Son of Archibald D. & Elizabeth (Gardner) Walker; married Nellie M. Devereaux 24 Dec 1873 - 15 Sep 1966]

Funeral services for J. Albert Walker, age 63, a former banker and county clerk of Christian county, who died at his home in Nixa, Sunday night, Oct. 14, were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the Christian church at Nixa, with Rev. B. Frank West, officiating. Burial was made in the Ozark City Cemetery under the direction of the Harding & Maples Funeral Home of Nixa. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Nellie Walker, three brothers, Grant of Chadwick, and Sherman and R.D. of Oklahoma and one sister, Mrs. Cynthia Donahue of Sparta.

AND

Walker, James Albert 25 Mar 1872 - 14 Oct 1934 CCR 25 Oct 1934 p2

[Note: Son of Archibald D. & Elizabeth (Gardner) Walker; married Nellie M. Devereaux 24 Dec 1873 - 15 Sep 1966]

J. Albert Walker, the eighth child and seventh son of A.D. Walker and Elizabeth Gardner was born on March 25, 1872 near what is now Linden. He spent his boyhood and youth in that vicinity. On May 7, 1893 he was united in marriage to Nellie Devereaux, who survives. He united with the Ozark Christian church in1901, later moving his membership to the church at Nixa. Albert Walker served Christian county as treasurer for two terms, from 1905 to 1908. After learning the office of county treasurer, he was with the bank at Battlefield for nine years and then served the Bank of Nixa for nine years. About ten years ago he retired from active business life because of ill health. Although a patient suffered for a long time he became bedfast only a week before his death, which occurred on Oct. 14, 1934. Besides the widow he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Cynthia Donahue of Sparta, and three brothers, J.G. Walker of Chadwick and B.S. and R.D. Walker of Oklahoma. Funeral services were held at the Christian church in Nixa with Rev. B. Frank West officiating, with burial in the City Cemetery in Ozark. Albert’s father at one time served the county as a county judge and his brother, Dave Walker was also a sheriff many years ago. John Turner was Dave’s deputy. Then Albert followed in the footsteps of his father and brother and sought office, being elected twice to the office of county treasurer. A man of sterling qualities, faithful to home and friend, the loss of Albert Walker will be keenly felt. For more than forty years the constant companion of the one he had wooed and wed, his passing will leave her in a world of loneliness, her suffering may not be as physical as was his, but its only relief will be found in the quiet hours of meditation of years of sweet companionship, the thread of which is now broken. Albert Walker suffered patiently and uncomplainingly, thinking only of the regret of leaving the one he loved--he had no fear of death. We knew Albert Walker, not as a boy in youth, not as an associate in business; not as a public official, but we knew him only as a friend--a friend who loved nature as we love it’ we knew him as a man who enjoyed lying on his fishing cot beneath the overhanging limbs, watching the stars as they take their place in the darkness of the night and listening to the ripple of the racing stream as it wanders to the sea. A man like Albert Walker who loved nature as he loved it loved his fellowman as dearly. He will be missed by loved ones and friends, and we dedicate these lines to his living memory. a friend is dead. The earth has on a shroud of grey, with which to greet this dawning day--a friend is dead. The lark is soaring, failed to sing, it knew its notes would sadness bring--a friend is dead. The dells and nooks along the stream with sparkling dewdrops failed to gleam, --a friend is dead. And waiting fish within the brook, shy hastily by with mourning look,--a friend is dead. And Men, big men, strong men, they weep, like babies sob in fretful sleep, --a friend is dead. He loved them all, and knew them well, far better yet, than words can tell, but death, in strange and deadly way, stole him off, at close of day.--J.M.P.

 

Walker, James Calvin 1 Sep 1877 - 6 Dec 1955       CCR 15 Dec 1955 p1

[Note: Son of John W. & Nancy (East) Walker; married Rose Ann McDaniel]

Funeral services for James C. Walker, 75, who died December 6 at his home near Oldfield were held Friday afternoon at the Oldfield Church of Christ with Evangelist Bennett Land officiating. Burial was in Smith Cemetery under direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Nixa. He was born at Ozark, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Walker and spent most of his life in the Oldfield community. He was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church. Survivors iunclude two sons, Paul and John Walker of Oldfield, nine grandchildren and four great grandchilden; two sisters, Mrs. Susie W___ of Salida, Colo, and Mrs. George Osborn of Sparta, other relatives and a host of friends.

 

Walker, James Carl 8 Jan 1934 - 21 Oct 2008 AdamsFH

[Note: no other information given]

Visitation: Date: Thursday October 23, 2008  Time: 6:00 - 8:00 P.M.

Visitation Location:  Adams Funeral Home  Ozark Chapel

Service: Date: Friday  October 24, 2008  Time: 2:00 P.M.

Service Location: Adams Funeral Home Ozark Chapel

 

Walker, James Franklin 23 Jul 1879 - 1 Nov 1937 CCR 4 Nov 1937 p4

[Note: Son of Gat & Mary (Johnson) Walker; married 18 Mar 1905 Varnia Viola Shipman 27 Mar 1888 - 9 Oct 1988]

James Franklin Walker was born in Douglas county, Missouri on July 23, 1879 and died November 1, 1937 at Chadwick, aged 59 years, 3 months and 8 days. He was married to Varnia Shipman on March 18, 1905. To this union three children were born, Ivan, Hershel and Fred. Besides the children those surviving are two grandchildren, his stepmother, Mrs. Mary Ann Walker, two sisters, Mrs. Dradie Thompson and Mrs. Tempa Spurlock, of Ava and three brothers, Charley of Anderson, MO, Dave of Kansas City, Kansas and Lewis of Montana, and nine half-brothers and sisters, Mrs. Anna Holman of Ava, Mrs. Minnie Shipman of Chadwick, Mrs. Vergie Spurlock, Martin Walker, Dan Walker, Joe Walker, Mrs. Opal King and Clifford Walker, all of Ava, and Mrs. Thelma Lowry of Caddo, Colorado. Funeral services were conducted on November 2, 1937 at 2 o’clock pm in the Union church at Chadwick with Rev. Day officiating with burial in the Chadwick cemetery under the direction of the T.B. Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

Walker, James L. 1885 - 13 Sep 1962   CCR 20 Sep 1962 p1

[Note: Son of ? & Nancy Jane (Choate) Walker - shares tombstone in Ponce de Leon Cemetery with his mother]

Funeral services for James L. Walker, 77, who died Thursday, September 13, in Kansas City, who lived the past year, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Ponce de Leon Cemetery under direction of Harris Funeral Home of  Ozark. He formerly lived in Ponce de Leon. Survivors include a half-brother, Clarence R. Clark of Rockport, Ill. and a half-sister, Mrs. Gladys Cargile of Kansas City

 

Walker, James Lester "Jim" 15 Feb 1911 - 22 Aug 2006 SN-L 1 Sep 2006 & SN-L 2 Sep 2006

[Note: Son of Herschel Austin & Florence D. (Purcell) Walker; married 5 May 1935 Ada Ruth Swearengin 22 Jan 1914 - 24 Sept 1994]

James Lester "Jim" Walker, age 95, passed away August 22, 2006, at James River Care Center in Springfield. He was born February 15, 1911, in Christian County, Mo., the son of Herschel Austin and Florence (Purcell) Walker. Jim was united in marriage to Ada Ruth Swearengin on May 5, 1935, and they shared 59 years together before Ada's death in 1994. Jim remained on the farm south of Fordland, Mo., until his health failed in 2004. Besides his wife Ada, preceding him in death were his parents; one daughter, Roxie; one brother, William "Willie" Walker; four sisters, Georgia McHaffie, Tina Brown, Ruby McKee, and Beulah Swearengin. Jim is survived by nephews, nieces, and many friends. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 2, 2006, at 2 p.m. at Preston-Marsh Funeral Home in Rogersville, Mo. Pastor Fredrick Overly of Union Chapel Baptist Church will officiate the services. Burial will follow in McHaffie Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home after 9 a.m. today, September 1, 2006.

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Walker, James "Jim" Lester
James Lester "Jim" Walker, age 95, passed away August 22, 2006, at James River Care Center in Springfield. He was born February 15, 1911, in Christian County, Mo., the son of Herschel Austin and Florence (Purcell) Walker. Jim was united in marriage to Ada Ruth Swearengin on May 5, 1935, and they shared 59 years together before Ada's death in 1994. Jim remained on the farm south of Fordland, Mo., until his health failed in 2004. Besides his wife Ada, preceding him in death were his parents; one daughter, Roxie; one brother, William "Willie" Walker; four sister, Georgia McHaffie, Tina Brown, Ruby McKee, and Beulah Swearengin. Jim is survived by nephews, nieces, and many friends. Funeral services will be held today, September 2, 2006, at 2 p.m. at Preston-Marsh Funeral Home in Rogersville, Mo. Pastor Fredrick Overly of Union Chapel Baptist Church will officiate the services. Burial will follow in McHaffie Cemetery.

 

Walker, Jerry Lewis 26 Sep 1964 - 5 Jan 1984  OH 12 Jan 1984 p5

[Note: Son of George & Shirley Ann (Vest) Walker]

Services for Jerry L. Walker, 19, Nixa, were held Jan. 8 in Selmore Baptist Church with the Rev. Lawrence Henry officiating, Burial was in Selmore Cemetery under the direction of Harris. Mr. Walker died Jan, 6 at St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a long illness. Mr. Walker lived in Nixa most of his life. He graduated from Greene Valley State School in Springfield in 1983 and was active in bowling in the Special Olympics. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Walker of the home; one brother, James, of the home; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary Walker, Galena; and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Flossie Vest, Walnut Grove. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jerry Walker Special Olympics Memorial Fund in care of the Nixa Bank, Nixa.

 

Walker, John Roy "Johnny" 15 Jul 1946 - 27 Oct 2006 SN-L 29 Oct 2006

[Note: Son of John W. & Mildred (Berry) Walker; married 22 Sep 1966 Judy Ewing]

John Roy "Johnny” Walker, age 60, of Oldfield, passed away Friday, October 27, 2006. He was born July 15, 1946, the son of John W. and Mildred (Berry) Walker. He graduated from Chadwick High School and Draughn's Business College in Springfield. On September 22, 1966, he and Judy Ewing were united in marriage. Johnny was a well-known musician in the area. He played and sang with "Kountry Konfusion” before the birth of the "Oldfield Opry“. Although disabled from Muscular Dystrophy for many years, Johnny was instrumental in the building and success of this group and its facility. He was a member of the Oldfield Church of Christ. He loved to fish and hunt, and in recent years became a gun trader. His laughter and sense of humor will be missed as much as his music. He was an inspiration to all who knew him. Survivors include his wife, Judy; two daughters, Kimberly Jones and husband, Russ, Garrison, and Dawn Taylor and husband, Scott, Chadwick; six grandchildren, Colten, Shelby, and Stevi Jones, Zach and T.J. Daugherty, and Cory Taylor; his mother, Mildred Walker, Oldfield; a brother, Tom Walker, Strafford; a nephew, Bryan Walker, other relatives and many friends. His father, John W. Walker preceded him in death. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, October 30, in Oldfield Church of Christ with Chuck Eakins officiating. Burial will follow in Oldfield Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oldfield Opry.

 

Walker, John Talley 29 Aug 1894 - 14 Jun 1951 CCR 28 Jun 1951

[Note: Son of Sherman & Ellen (  ) Walker; married Ida Mae]

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Fairview church near Sparta for John T. Walker, 56, who died June 14 at the Veteran’s hospital in Long Beach, CA. Burial was made in the church cemetery. Born in the Sparta community, Mr. Walker later moved to Springfield, and seven years ago went to live in Long Beach. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Whaley of the Red Dot Café in Ozark; and two sons, John T., Jr. of Springfield and Jackie of Ozark, who was discharged from the Navy just in time to attend his father’s funeral.

 

Walker, John Tally 17 Dec 1860 - 28 Dec 1916 CCR 29 Dec 1916

[Note: Son of Leonard W. & Nancy M. (Adamson) Walker;  married  25 Dec 1881 CCM Mary Addie Breazeale 1 Dec 1861 - 26 Mar 1953]

John Talley Walker, an old resident of Christian county and for the past few years a resident of Ozark, died at his Springfield home at 9 o’clock Thursday morning after a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held this Friday afternoon with burial in the Hopedale cemetery. The deceased leaves a widow, two grown sons and one daughter, besides brothers and sisters.

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Walker, John Tally 17 Dec 1860 - 28 Dec 1916 CCR 5 Jan 1917

[Note: Son of Leonard & Nancy Adamson) Walker; married 25 Dec 1881 CCM  Mary Addie Breazeale 1 Dec 1861 - 26 Mar 1953]

Card of Thanks

We desire to extend our sincere thanks to all our friends and neighbors; also to the Masonic Lodge of Ozark for the many kindnesses shown us during the last sickness and death of our beloved husband and father.  Mrs. J. T. Walker and family

 

Walker, John W. 19 Jan 1867 - 15 Jan 1921 CCR 28 Jan 1921

[Note: Son of  John W. & Roxenia (Murray) Walker; married 21 Oct 1889 Mary Melissa Turner 8 Jun 1866 - 27 Dec 1933; father of Ethel (Walker) Davidson 20 Apr 1892 - 11 Aug 1953 - she & husband Reginald Davidson were both chiropractors, & Wilma (Walker) Willoughby 19 Feb 1905 - Jun 1987]

John W. Walker died Saturday evening, January 15, 1921, at his home southwest of Rogersville, after a lingering illness of paralysis, at the age of 53 years, 11 months and 27 days. He was born and raised on a farm near Sparta, Missouri and spent the early days of his life around Ozark and Sparta, Christian county. He was married, October 21, 1889, to Mary M. Turner, to this union two children were born: Ethel Davidson and Miss Wilma Walker. He leaves besides his wife and daughters to mourn his death six sisters and one brothers, Mesdames George Wall, George Gibson, Tom Ferguson, all of Sparta, Robert Smith of Galloway, Mo., Tom Harris of Chadwick, Mo., W. F. Turner of Rogersville, Mo.; and Mr. Jim Walker of Oldfield, Mo. Funeral services were conducted at the family home by Rev. J. R. Eddings a life long friend of the deceased. Mr. Walker as we knew him was a devoted companion and a loving father, to know him was to love him. His life was an open book. He professed faith in Christ during his first illness. “Tis sad to break the tender cord That binds our hearts together; But while we linger here on earth, His soul is safe in heaven.” Remains were laid to rest in the Smith cemetery southwest of Rogersville to await the resurrection

 

Walker, John W. 14 Nov  1920 - 19 Jun 2003

[Note: Son of James C. & Rose Ann (McDaniel) Walker; married 22 Sep 1941 Mildred Irene Berry]

John W. Walker, 82, Oldfield, passed away at 2:55 p.m. Thursday, June 19, 2003 in his home. He was born Nov. 14, 1920, the son of James C. and Rose Walker.  Walker served his country in the U. S. Army during World War II. He was united in marriage to Mildred Irene Berry on Sept. 22, 1941.  Walker served as Post Master for Oldfield from 1956 until 1985. He was a member of Oldfield Church of Christ. He was instrumental in establishing and remained active in the Oldfield Opry.  He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Basil and Paul. Survivors include his wife, Mildred; two sons, Johnny Walker and wife Judy, Oldfield, and Tom Walker, Strafford; three grandchildren, Kimberly Jo Jones, Dawn Rachel Taylor and Bryan W. Walker; six great-grandchildren, Colton Jones, Shelby Jones, Stevie Jones, Zach Daugherty, Taylor Daugherty and Cory Taylor. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. June 21 in Oldfield Church of Christ with Chuck Eakins officiating. Burial followed in Oldfield Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2003

 

Walker, Joseph Grant 25 Mar 1866 - 18 Mar 1949  CCR 24 Mar 1949

[Note: Son of Archibald D. & Elizabeth (Gardner) Walker; married 5 Jan 1888 Sarah E. Mapes 30 Sep 1867 - 5 Jan 1935]

Funeral services for Joseph Grant Walker, 82, who died March 18 at his home southwest of Chadwick in the Oakwood community, were held Monday afternoon at Oakwood Baptist church with Rev. Reg. M. Mapes officiating. Burial was in Fairview cemetery under direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Chadwick. He was born at Fairview, MO and had been a resident of the Chadwick community for 40 years. He was a member of the Christian church. In 1888, he was married to Sarah Mapes. The wife and four children preceded him in death. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Nellie Finker of St. Louis and one brother, Sherman of Oklahoma, other relatives and a host of friends.

Walker, Josephine Jean (Borman) 6 Sep 1917 - 9 Jul 2011 SN-L 12 Jul 2011 & CCH-N 20 Jul 2011

[Note: Daughter of Ben A. & Louise E. (Huber) Borman; married 13 Jul 1940 Glen Hubert Walker 23 Dec 1914 - 24 Oct 1977]

Mrs. Josephine Jean Walker, age 93, passed peacefully in her sleep Saturday, July 9, 2011, at Manor Care in Springfield, Missouri. She was born September 6, 1917, in Billings, Missouri, to Ben and Louise Borman. She graduated high school and pursued a teaching degree from Springfield Teacher's College (now MSU). She taught elementary 12 years. Josephine married Glen H. Walker July 13, 1940; he preceded her in death, October 24, 1977. They raised two children, Robert and Jeanne, and moved to Birmingham, Alabama, where Josephine taught 3rd grade at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School. In 1959, the family moved to Piedmont, Missouri, where Glen was Project Engineer at Clearwater Lake and Josephine substituted both elementary and secondary levels. Their residence at the lake was enhanced with varieties of flowers and gardens, planted and cared for by Josephine's hands. Her parents, and her sister, Bennie Marie Rice of Denver, Colorado, preceded Josephine in death. Josephine moved to Springfield after her husband's death, bought a small house near St. John's Hospital, and again planted many flowers in her front yard. Several people, as they drove by her house, would stop and admire them. She volunteered more than 1700 hours service to St. John's Hospital. As Alzheimer's became more evident, she moved to Magnolia Square for six years, and finally after hospitalization, she took residence at Manor Care where she spent her remaining days. A big thank you goes to the care and love shown by Hospice and the staff of Manor Care. Josephine is survived by her two children, "Bob and Jeanne," Jeanne's spouse Karl Kruger and Bob's daughter Katrina (Walker) Godfrey, all from Springfield and Billings. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Tim Kruger (wife Elisa), Dan Kruger, Ben Kruger, (wife Leann), Noel (Kruger) McDonald, (husband Steve), and Katrina (Walker) Godfrey (husband Tito). In addition, there are four great-grandchildren, with one more to be born in August, plus three step great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., with Rosary at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 14, 2011, at Meadors Funeral Home in Billings. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 15, 2011 in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, and burial will follow in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, both in Billings. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Springfield. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com

 

Walker, Julia Ann (Hedgpeth) 4 Apr 1870 - 4 May 1946  CCR 9 May 1946 p1

[Note: Daughter of  William R. & Elmina (Shipman) Hedgpeth; married Marion Alonzo “Lon” Walker 5 May 1863 - 11 Dec 1961]

Julia Ann Walker, 76, wife of Lon Walker of Nixa, Mo., died at the home of her son, Harry Walker, 853 West Madison, Springfield, where she had gone last Tuesday for medical examination and treatment. She had been a member of the Nixa Baptist church for the past 40 years. Those who survive are her husband; one son, Harry; two daughters, Mrs. Florence Perryman and Mrs. Reba Eoff, both of Nixa; two brothers, Jim and Newt Hedgpeth; and one sister, Mrs. Josie Aven, all of Nixa. Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon in the Nixa Baptist church conducted by Rev. R.C. Harding. Burial was in the Payne cemetery under direction of Wilburn Maples of Clever.

 

Walker, Kasandra Marie 29 Mar 1977 - 16 Aug 1985 OH 22 Aug 1985 p8

[Note: Daughter of Rowland & Donna (Chestnut) Walker]

Services for Kasandra Marie Walker, 8, Seymour, were held Aug. 18 in Highlandville Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Gary Phipps officiating. Burial was in Martin Cemetery under the direction of Harris Funeral Home. The child died Aug. 16 in a Seymour medical center following a long illness. Survivors include her parents, Rowland and Donna Walker; a brother, Jeremiah, of the home; maternal grandparents, John and Rose Chestnut, Green Ridge; paternal grandparents, Johnny and Georgetta Walker, Ponce de Leon; maternal great grandparents, Mary Tillman. Sedalia and Al and Juanita Martin, West Plains; and two paternal great grandmothers, Mae Walker, Chadwick, and Susan Haas, Spokane.

 

Walker, Laddie 5 Jul 1910 - 21 Nov 1980  OH 27 Nov 1980 p2

Graveside services for Laddie Walker, 70 of Springfield, father of Mrs. Cora Lindsey of Ozark, were held Monday in Brookline Cemetery. Mr. Walker died last Friday in his home after a long illness.

 

Walker, Larry David 6 Oct 1947 - 2 Mar 2005 gwobit

[Note: Son of Earl & Adelia “Dee“ Morgan) Walker; married 23 Nov 1968 Vicky House]

Larry David Walker, 57, Chadwick, Missouri, passed away suddenly Wednesday, March 2, 2005. He was born October 6, 1947, at Forsyth, Missouri, the son of Earl Walker and Adelia Morgan.  After graduating from Chadwick High School in 1965, he proudly served his country in the United States Army. On November 23, 1968, he was united in marriage to Vicky House and this union was blessed with two wonderful sons.  After returning from his tour of duty he was employed at Dayco. On July 15, 1979, he was employed with the US Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield where he was a Sr. Correctional Officer before retiring on January 2, 2004. Larry was an avid sportsman who loved to hunt and fish with his sons.  His positive attitude and sincere personality afforded him to also be a kind neighbor, a thoughtful gentleman, a loving friend, and most of all a beloved husband, father and special granddad. Larry will be missed by his loving family: his devoted wife of 36 years Vicky; two sons Marty Walker and Micky Walker and wife Lisa all of Chadwick; his mother Adelia “Dee” Morgan of Forsyth; his father Earl Walker of Branson; one sister Shirley Ponder and husband Ed of Forsyth; three grandchildren Makenzie, Luke, and Lydia Walker; his mother-in-law Maxine House; other relatives and several caring friends. Funeral services were held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, March 5, 2005, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with Chaplain Mike Reighard officiating. Burial followed in the Chadwick Memorial Cemetery with full military honors.

 

Walker, Leonard W. 12 Jul 1812 - 17 Jan 1896 BT 23 Jan 1896

[Note: Son of William John & Polly (Adams) Walker; married  12 Sep 1842 Cannon Co TN  Nancy M. Adamson 24 Jul 1826 - 16 Oct 1901]

At 3:30 Sunday afternoon, Leonard Walker, one of the pioneer farmers of Christian county, passed from his earthly labors and suffering. The deceased had almost completed his eighty-fourth year and for half a century, no man was better known in the vicinity of Ozark. He went there from Tennessee long before the war and settled three miles northeast of the present townsite on the north side of Finley creek, near what is now known as the Walker mill. A large family of boys and girls were born and reared at the old homestead, 10 of whom survive the departed father. Perhaps no man in Christian County was so well known and highly respected as Uncle Leonard. He had spent less time in purposeless idleness, he had but one plan in meeting the needs of life, and that was by direct, honest, ceaseless labor. Two years ago, an accident resulted in a broken thigh, and from this injury he never fully recovered. His last days were full of pain, and the grave at least seemed to the weary sufferer but a welcome release from a  bed of so much affliction. The deceased was a member of the Baptist Church for many years. The remains were buried Monday afternoon at the family grave yard near the residence.

 

Walker, Lloyd Delmer 17 May 1918 -19 Oct 2002  CCH-N 23 Oct 2002

[Note: Son of William David Harrison & Mae Eliza (Alcorn) Walker; married  Elda M. Robertson 8 Nov 1921 - 8 Apr 1988; married sHelen]

Lloyd Delmer Walker, son of Will and Mae (Alcorn) Walker, died Oct. 19 at Skaggs community Health Care in Branson, at the age of 84 years, four months and two days. He was preceded in death by: His parents, Will and Mae Walker; two daughters, Barbara Walker and Willa Jean Ankrom; a sister, Mable Pierce, and his first wife, Elda. Survivors include: His wife, Helen, three daughters, Jo Ann Plaster, Willard, Brenda Walker, Ozark, and Cindie Hopper, Branson; three sons, Jim Coffelt, Ponce de Leon, Ron Coffelt, Branson, and Glen Braden, Kimberling City; two brothers, Earl Walker, Branson, and Johnny Walker, Ponce de Leon; a sister, Hazel Moody, Chadwick; 23 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and many friends and loved ones. Walker was a mechanic most of his life. He attended Pine Ridge Church and The Apostolic Church of Reeds Spring. He had been a minister, and loved to play the guitar and sing. He also loved to hunt and fish. Funeral services were held Oct. 23, 2002 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Phillip Coffelt and Rev. Robert Gideon officiating. Burial followed in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery.

 

Walker, Louisa (Breazeale) 29 Oct 1861 - 6 Oct 1903 CCR 22 Oct 1903

[Note: Daughter of  John Jefferson Clark & Elizabeth (Killock) Breazeale; married 14 Apr 1881 CCM Thomas B. Walker 4 Jul 1858 - 25 Jun 1927]

Death has once more invaded our community and taken from a midst a faithful wife, a loving mother, a good mother and obedient christian, in the person of Mrs. Louisa (Breazeale) Walker. Sister Walker was born Oct. 29th 1861, being at the time of her death 41 years, 11 months and 8 days old. She was married to Mr. T. B. Walker April 14th, 1881. To this union was born two children, on of whom died while young, the other, a very fine young man,- who survives his mother and mourns her departure. Sister Walker professed her faith in Christ and united with the Smyrna Baptist church in the year 1885, and lived a member of the same until the Lord said, It is enough, come upon higher, I have better things for you to enjoy that this old world affords. To know the deceased was to love her. She has been a great sufferer for several months, with the spirit of Christ she lovingly endured these afflictions, knowing that these light afflictions, which are just for a short time, would work out for her a far more exceedingly and eternal weight of glory. The funeral services was conducted from the Baptist church in Ozark, Oct. 7, by Elder J. J. Parten. The father and son have the sympathy of the entire community. May heaven’s blessing rest upon all the bereaved and comfort them, and may we all meet up in heaven where we shall never again say good bye.  A Friend

 

Walker, Lucinda (Maynard) Steele 1878 - 12 Mar 1953

[Note: Daughter of Lewis & Martha (Stephenson) Maynard; married ? Steele; married Marshall A. Walker]

Mrs. Lucinda Walker, 75, died at 4:10 p.m. yesterday in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Tilda Sparkman of Battlefield. Mrs. Walker suffered a stroke a few hours before her death. She had lived with her daughter for the past five years. Before that, Mrs. Walker had spent most of her life in Nixa. Besides the daughter, she is survived by a son, Everett Steele of Springfield; two other daughters, Mrs. Emma Ortman of Turlock, Calif., and Mrs. Dorothy Arndt of Nixa; four brothers, Ira, Grover and John Maynard, all of Springfield, and Cornelius Maynard of Nixa; four sisters, Mrs. Bill Word and Mrs. Hattie Faught, both of Springfield, Mrs. Jane Faught of Nixa and Mrs. Tilda Norton, also of Nixa; 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Arrangements are under direction of Harris of Nixa.

Note: this clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner has a handwritten date of 1953 in the margin.

AND

Walker, Lucinda (Maynard) Steele 1878 - 12 Mar 1953 CCR 19 Mar 1953 p8

Mrs. Lucinda Maynard Walker was born in 1878 near Nixa, the daughter of Lewis and Martha Maynard and died in the home of a daughter in Battlefield on March 12, 1953 at the age of 75. She was united in marriage to Abe Steel in 1898 and to this union one son was born. In 1908 she was united in marriage to Marshall Walker and to this union three daughters were born. Mr. Walker preceded her in death in 1942. While a young woman, Mrs. Walker obeyed the Gospel and united with the Christian Church. Survivors are one son, Everett Steel of Springfield; three daughters, Mrs. Emma Ortlan of Turlock, Calif., Mrs. Tilda Sparkman of Battlefield; and Mrs. Dorothy Arndt of Nixa; four brothers, four sisters, 17 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, March 15 in Union Chapel west of Nixa with Rev. Roscoe Hardin officiating. Burial was in McConnell Cemetery under direction of Harris of Nixa.

 

Walker, Luther 15 Apr 1880 - 30 Jan 1968   CCR 1 Feb 1968 p8

[Note: Son of William & Elizabeth (Cox) Walker; married Anna Moore 2 Nov 1893 - 21 Oct 1978]

Luther Walker, 87, of Ponce de Leon, died at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday in the Bilyeu Nursing Home in Ozark. He is survived by his wife, Annie, of the home; two sons, Theodore, Neosho, and Carl, Springfield; one daughter, Mrs. Shirley Henry, Spokane; one brother, Bill Walker, Springfield; one sister, Mrs. Mary Pritchard, Springfield, and a number of grand and great grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today in the Ponce de Leon Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy Bilyeu officiating. Burial will be in the Spokane Cemetery under direction of Harris.

 

Walker, Mae M. (Alcorn) 14 Aug 1895 - 13 Dec 1991 OH 15 Aug 1985 p5

[Note: Daughter of Nute & Mary (Rogers) Alcorn; married William D. Walker 23 Jun 1883 - 21 Feb 1967]

Caption: Mae Walker of Chadwick is looking enthusiastically toward her 90th birthday, August 14. She was born in 1895 and this longtime Christian County resident manages her home by herself, She is wished a very happy birthday and many more.

 

Walker, Margaret Ann Eliza (Underdown) 7 Jul 1864 - 29 Sep 1944 CCR 5 Oct 1944 p7

[Note: Daughter of W. R. & ? ( Hickman) Underdown; married 27 Dec 1891 Nichols Thomas Walker 1868 - 1954]

Margaret Ann E. Walker was born July 7, 1864, and passed away at her home near Rogersville Sept. 29, 1944. She was married to Nichols Thomas Walker on Dec. 27, 1891, and to this union were born six children, three of whom preceded their mother in death. Surviving are her husband, Thomas; two daughters, Mrs. Maude Moody and Mrs. Ellen Roller of Rogersville; one son, Ben Walker of Harrison, Ark.; two grandchildren, Helen of Harrison, Ark., and Jack with the U.S. Army overseas; three sisters and one brother. Funeral services held at the Springhill Church Saturday afternoon were conducted by Rev. H.E. Moore. Burial was made in the Church Cemetery under direction of the Kelly-Ferrell Funeral Home of Rogersville.

 

Walker, Marion Alonzo “Lon” 5 May 1863 - 11 Dec 1961 CCR 7 Dec 1961 p1

[Note: in 1887 married Julia Ann Hedgpeth 4 Apr 1870 - 4 May 1946]

Funeral services for Marion Alonzo “Lon” Walker, 98, who died Monday at the Christian Rest Home in Ozark, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Harris Chapel in Nixa with the Rev. Roscoe Harding officiating. Burial was in the Payne Cemetery. Mr. Walker, who had lived in Springfield since 1947, and prior to that in Nixa and Ozark, was a member of the South Street Baptist Church. He is survived by a son Harry of 905 S. New, Springfield; two daughters, Mrs. Reba Eoff and Mrs. Florence Perryman, both of Nixa; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

 

Walker, Marshall Elvin 16 Mar 1862 - 11 Nov 1942 CCR 19 Nov 1942 p1

[Note: Son of John & ? ( ) Walker; married 1886 Margaret Jones who died 10 Sep 1905; married Lucinda Maynard 1878 - 12 Mar 1953 who m/1 Steele]

Marshall E. Walker was born March 16, 1862 and died November 11, 1942, at the age of 80 years. He was born in Kentucky and when a small boy came with his parents to this state. At the age of 24, he was united in marriage to Margaret Jones, who preceded him in death September 10, 1905. To this union were born 7 children. Four of them having died in infancy and a daughter, Susie Munhollon, died on April 19, 1922. Of this union two survive; Florence Maynard of Route 8, Springfield and Viola Owen, Republic, Route 1. Later he married Lucinda Maynard and to them were born three daughters; Mrs. Emma Ortman of Delhi, California; Tilda Sparkman of Killeen, TX and Dorthy Arndt of Kansas City. Besides his daughters and the widow, Lucinda, he is survived by 18 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. His church affiliations were with the Union Services for Christ. Uncle Marsh, as he was affectionately known in his community, will be greatly missed by his friends. Funeral services were held at the Church at McConnell cemetery at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon with Rev. J.L. McDaniel officiating. Burial was under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Walker, Martha Shirley (Jenkins) 8 Dec 1919 - 8 Mar 2010 SN-L 11 Mar 2010

[Note: Daughter of Joseph & Fluella (   ) Jenkins; married 10 Jun 1939 Noman Walker]

Martha Shirley (Jenkins) Walker, 90, Chadwick, Missouri, passed away peacefully March 8, 2010, in Ozark Nursing and Care Center, Ozark. Martha was born December 8, 1919, to Joseph and Fluella Jenkins in McMinnville, Tennessee, one of nine children. After moving from Tennessee to Missouri, Martha spent her youth growing up and attending school in the Barber Creek area near Chadwick. On June, 10, 1939, she was united in marriage to Noman Walker of Chadwick. After marrying, they established their home in the Chadwick area and were together for over 63 years. To this union one son, Ben and one daughter, Beverlee was born. Martha retired from Lilly Tulip Corporation after 28 years of loyal service. After retiring she enjoyed cooking, fishing, hunting and raising livestock on their farm. She adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and cherished the time spent with them during the holidays and special family gatherings. Martha was preceded in death by her loving husband, her daughter, both parents, two brothers and five sisters. She is survived by her one son, Ben R. Walker of Forsyth, Missouri; one sister, four granddaughters, one grandson, one great-granddaughter, five great-grandsons, one great-great-granddaughter, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, March 11, 2010, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery.

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Walker, Martha Shirley (Jenkins) 8 Dec 1919 - 8 Mar 2010 CCH-N 17 Mar 2010

[Note: Daughter of Joseph & Fluella (  ) Jenkins; married 10 Jun 1939 Noman Walker]

Martha Shirley (Jenkins) Walker, 90, Chadwick, passed away peacefully March 8, 2010, in Ozark Nursing and Care Center, Ozark.  Martha was born Dec. 8, 1919, to Joseph and Fluella Jenkins in McMinnville, Tenn., one of nine children. After moving from Tennessee to Missouri, Martha spent her youth growing up and attending school in the Barber Creek area near Chadwick. On June, 10, 1939, she was united in marriage to Noman Walker of Chadwick. After marrying, they established their home in the Chadwick area and were together for more than 63 years. To this union one son, Ben, and one daughter, Beverlee, was born. Martha retired from Lilly Tulip Corporation after 28 years of loyal service. After retiring she enjoyed cooking, fishing, hunting and raising livestock on their farm. She adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and cherished the time spent with them during the holidays and special family gatherings. Martha was preceded in death by her loving husband, her daughter, both parents, two brothers and five sisters.  She is survived by her one son, Ben R. Walker of Forsyth, one sister, four granddaughters, one grandson, one great-granddaughter, five great-grandsons, one great-great-granddaughter, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation was held from 6 to 7 p.m. March 11, 2010, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. A graveside funeral service followed at 2 p.m. March 12 at Chadwick Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Walker, Mary Elizabeth (Self) 12 Jun 1887 - 24 Dec 1948 CCR 30 Dec 1948

[Note: Daughter of John A. & Mary (  ) Self; married 24 Aug 1910 Vardeman R. Walker]

Mary Elizabeth Walker was born to John A. and Mary Self in Webster county, near Elkland, June 12 1887, and died Dec. 24, 1948, in her home in Republic, at the age of 70 years, six months and 12 days. She had been in very poor health for the past month. She was united in marriage Aug. 24, 1910, to Vardeman R. Walker. Surviving besides the husband, Vardeman, are six nieces and four nephews. Graveside services were held Sunday afternoon, Dec. 26, at 3 o’clock in the Republic Greenwood cemetery, with the Rev. Robert Gottas officiating. Burial was made under the direction of the Maples-Harris Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Walker, Mary Emma Delena “Lena” (Henslee) 19 Nov 1899 - 18 Feb 1964 CCR 20 Feb 1964 p1

[Note: marrried Joseph Walter “Walt” Walker]

Mrs. Lena Walker, 54, Route 1, Strafford, who had lived in that community 24 years, died at Burge Protestant Hospital at 5:53 p.m. Tuesday. Mrs. Walker is survived by six sons, Lloyd, Floyd, Glen and Archie Lee, all of Route 1, Strafford, Lena, Route 10, Springfield and Joe Walker, Moberly; two daughters, Mrs. Hester Smith, Route 1, Strafford and Miss Myrtle Walker of the one on Route 1, Strafford; 21 grandchildren; a great grandchild’ three brothers, Winfred, Chadwick, Winsor, state of California and Wills Walker, Wiseman, Ark. and three sisters, Mrs. Lucinda Wilson, Springfield, Mrs. Nina Beyers, Denver, Colo, and Mrs. Lissie Dobbs of Chowchilla, Calif. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Chadwick Union Church with the Rev. Ridley Thomas officiating. Burial will be in the Chadwick Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark.

 

Walker, Mary L. 18 Jul 1922 - 25 Oct 1988 OH 3 Nov 1988

Mary L. Walker, 66, died at 5:35 a.m. Oct. 25 at Cox Medical Center North; Springfield, after a long illness. Graveside services for Mrs. Walker were held Oct. 27 in Brookline Cemetery.

 

Walker, Mary May (McMammie) 8 Aug 1925 - 4 Feb. 1995  CCH-N 8 Feb. 1995

[Note: Daughter of Bev 7 Edna ( ) McMammie; married 20 Dec 1927 Herbert Lee Walker 30 Nov 1919 - 21 Aug 1996]

Mary May Walker, 69, Ozark, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 1995, in Cox Medical Center South. She was born Aug. 8, 1925, in Herrick, Ill., the daughter of Bev and Edna McManmie. On Dec. 20, 1927, she was united in marriage  to Herbert Lee Walker. She worked for several years in Barnes Hospital in St. Louis and retired from continental Airlines. She and her husband moved from Texas to the Ozark area in 1985. She attended Ozark General Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Loniel McManmie; and a sister, Rose O’Kelly. Survivors include her husband, Herbert; a daughter, Audrie VanKirk and her husband, Scott, Ozark; a step-daughter, Linda Culver and her husband Arthur; four step-grandchildren, Steven David, Angela and Amy; and three step-great-grandchildren, Aisha, McKenzie, and Brittany; three brothers, Edgar McManmie, Herrick, Ill., Joe McManmie, St. Louis, and Roger McManmie, Winston-Salem, N.C.; two sisters, Christine Woeher, St. Louis, and Violet McManmie, Herrick, Ill.; nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Tuesday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Jerry Applegate officiating. Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery.

 

Walker, Mary Melissa (Turner) 8 Jun 1866 - 27 Dec 1933 CCR 4 Jan 1934 p6

[Note: married 25 Nov 1889 John W. Walker 19 Jan 1867 - 15 Jan 1921; mother of Ethel (Walker) Davidson & Wilma (Walker) Willoughby 19 Feb 1905 - Jun 1987; no MO DC found]

Mary Melissa Turner was born June 8, 1866 and departed this life, Dec. 27, 1933, aged 67 years, 7 months and 18 days. She was married to John W. Walker on Nov. 29, 1889. To this union were born two daughters, Ethel Walker Davidson of Springfield and Wilma Walker Willoughby of Rogersville. Besides the daughters she is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Belle Miller of the home address and Mrs. J.C. Black of Springfield; by two brothers, Jacob Turner of Strome Alta, Canada and Dan W. Turner of Pueblo, Colorado; by four grandchildren, Mrs. George Bright, Mrs. Beryle Goffman and John Davidson, all of Springfield, and Bettie Willoughby of Rogersville, besides by a number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends. She professed faith in Christ early in life and lived a devoted Christian life. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. A.S. Hanks on Dec. 29 at 2 p.m. at the Harmony church with burial in the Smith Cemetery under the direction of B.C. Klepper.

Walker, Maxine (Wade) 8 Sep 1925 - 16 Apr 2011 SN-L 17 Apr 2011  & CCH-N 20 Apr 2011
[Note: Daughter of Claude E. & Sarah Jane (Shelton) Wade; married 3 Nov 1951 Don E. Walker]
Maxine Walker, age 85 of Nixa, passed away April 16, 2011. She was born September 8, 1925 in Cave Creek, Arkansas, the daughter of Claude E. and Sarah Jane (Shelton) Wade. On November 3, 1951 she was united in marriage to Don E. Walker. He was the love of her life. Maxine was an incredible homemaker, centering her life around her family. She was a devoted housewife and mother, always putting her husband and three boys first. Maxine cherished her grandchildren and great-granddaughter. Her love for them was abundant. Although she came from small beginnings, she accomplished much in her life, becoming a true renaissance woman, full of grit, determination, and most of all, love. Survivors include: her husband, Don E. Walker, Nixa; two sons, Ronnie Lynn Johnson, Springfield and Terry Allen Walker, Dogwood; her daughter-in-law, Sharman Walker, Nixa; four grandchildren, Missy, Mandy, Krista Lynn, and Stephen Michael "Bubs"; a great-granddaughter, Bethany; a brother, Don; two sisters and best friends, Kathleen and Jane; and her extended family and friends. Maxine was preceded in death by her son, Danny Walker; and her other brothers. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa with Jerry Francisco officiating. Burial will follow in Rivermonte Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. immediately before the funeral on Tuesday in the funeral home.

Walker, May ( Alcorn) 14 Aug 1895 - 13 Dec 1991 OH 19 Dec 1991

[Note: Daughter of Nate & Mary (Rogers) Alcorn; married William D. Walker 23 Jun 1883 - 21 Feb 1967]

May Walker, 96, died Friday, Dec. 13, 1991 in St. John’s Regional Health Center. She was born Aug. 14, 1895 in Ava, and was the daughter of Nate and Mary (Rogers) Alcorn. She lad lived in the Chadwick area for many years. Her husband, William, preceded her in death in 1967. She attended the Chadwick Pentecostal Church. Survivors include two daughters, Hazel Moody and her husband, Charles, Chadwick, and Mabel Pierce and her husband, Pete, Ozark; three sons and daughters-in-law, Earl and Betty Walker, Ponce de Leon; 11 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; a brother, Burl Alcorn, Orange Grove, Calif; and a sister, China Holman, Ava. Funeral services were held Monday  in Chadwick Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Ben DeWitt officiating, under the direction of Adams Funeral Home. Burial was in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery.

 

Walker, Mildred Irene (Berry) 14 Dec 1923 - 9 Jan 2011 SN-L 11 Jan 2011 & CCH-N 12 Jan 2011

[Note: Daughter of Roy and Myrle (Gardner) Berry; married 22 Sep 1941 John W. Walker ? - 19 Jun 2003]

Mildred Irene Walker, age 87, Oldfield, passed away at 7:50 p.m., Sunday, January 9, 2011 in Ozark Nursing and Care Center. She was born December 14, 1923, the daughter of Roy and Myrle (Gardner) Berry. Mildred was united in marriage to John W. Walker on September 22, 1941. John preceded her in death on June 19, 2003. She and John ran the Post Office in Oldfield from 1956 until 1985. Mildred was a member of Oldfield Church of Christ. Survivors include: a son, Tom Walker, Strafford; three grandchildren, Kimberly Jo Jones, Dawn Rachel Taylor and Bryan W. Walker; six great-grandchildren, Colton Jones, Shelby Jones, Stevie Jones, Zach Daugherty, Taylor Daugherty, and Cory Taylor; and a daughter-in-law, Judy Walker, Oldfield. In addition to her husband, Mildred was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Johnny Walker. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, January 14 in Oldfield Church of Christ. Burial will follow in Oldfield Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday in the funeral home.

 

Walker, Mildred Mineva (Weter) 6 Jan 1912 – 14 Nov 1994  CCH-N 23 Nov 1994

[Note: Daughter of Franklin Joseph & Laura Bell (Meyers) Weter; married Claude Walker]

Mildred Mineva Walker, 82, Rogersville, died at 6:40 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, 1994, at her home in Rogersville following a short illness. She was born Jan. 6, 1912, in Chadwick, the daughter of Frank and Laura Bell Meyers Weter. She lived her childhood and early adult years on her parents' farm on Bull Creek. She was united in marriage to Claude Walker. She was preceded in death by her parents; two infant children, Claudine Marie and Roy Lee; four sisters, Blanch Loomis, Hazel Workman, Bessie Loomis and Marie Lunsford; six brothers, Clyde, Charlie, Tom, Mike, Arthur and Woodrow Weter. Survivors include four daughters, Jean Roy and her husband, Murrel, Willard, Barbara Hacker, Rogersville, Joanne Johnson and her husband, Floyd, Elkland, and Margie McGinnis, Springfield; 13 grandchildren and 11 greatgrandchildren. A memorial service was held Nov. 17, in Harris a Heritage Funeral Home. Ozark.

 

Walker, Myrtle Aline 1 Jan 1939 - 26 Aug 1940 CCR 1 Aug 1940 p1

[Note: Daughter of Floyd & Lucile (Cobb) Walker]

Myrtle Aline Walker was born Jan. 1, 1939 and died July 27, 1940. She was 1 year, 6 months and 27 days old. She was the daughter of Floyd and Lucille Cobb Walker of Chadwick. Besides the parents she leaves a brother, Charles, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Walker of Strafford. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Sunday, July 28 in the Chadwick cemetery with the Rev. Frank Fletcher officiating. Burial was made there under the direction of the John Harris Undertaking Co. of Chadwick.

 

Walker, Nellie M. (Devereaux) 24 Dec 1873 - 15 Sep 1966      CCR 4 Aug 1966 p1

[Note: Daughter of Philemon & Anna Christine (Olson) Devereaux; married Albert Walker 1873 - 1934]

Mrs. Nellie M. Walker, 92, a resident of Nixa 50 years, died at 6:55 p.m. Friday, July 29 in Fair Acres Nursing Home, Carthage. She was a member of the Nixa Christian Church, Her husband, Albert who died many years ago, had been associated with the banks in Nixa, Chadwick and Battlefield. Surviving are two brothers, Jay R. Devereaux, Aurora and Arthur E. Devereaux, Carthage; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday in Harris Chapel at Nixa. The Rev. Roscoe Harding and the Rev. Dale DeLong officiated, and burial was in Ozark Cemetery.

 

Walker, Bob Mylo 17 Jun 1933 - 7 Oct 2006 gwobit

[Note: Son of Ivan & Blanche (Gideon) Walker]

Bob Mylo Walker, 73, of Sparta, passed away in Cox South Hospital, Springfield, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006. He was born June 17, 1933, in Chadwick, the son of Ivan Walker and Blanche Gideon Walker. His parents passed away when Bobby was a young age and his grandmother, Veronia Walker, raised him. Bob served his country in the United States Navy from 1952 until 1960. Following his service he worked as a construction contractor. Survivors include: Three children, Dick Walker and his wife Diane, Dennis Walker and Terry Goodall; six grandchildren; other relatives and friends.  A sister, Betty Eaken preceded him in death.  A graveside funeral was Thursday, Oct. 12, in Chadwick Cemetery with Jim Campbell officiating, under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

Contributed by the family of Mr. Walker. Waldron, Minn

 

Walker, Brebner 10 May 1915 - 4 Mar 1985  OH 1 Mar 1985 p5

[Note: married Eloise Bontecou 11 Oct 1900 - 24 Nov 1978]

Services for Brebner Walker, 69, Ozark, were held March 9 in Harris Chapel with the Rev. Faust A. Matthews officiating. Burial was in King Cemetery south of Ozark. Mr. Walker died March 4 in Glen Ridge, N. J. after suffering an apparent heart attack. A native of Springfield, he was a member of the Downtown Kiwanis and worked in Silver Dollar City during the summer music festival as an entertainer. A professional dancer and dance instructor, he and his late wife, Eloise, owned and operated the Walker School of Dance, Springfield, for many years. He taught music and physical education in the Hollister school system before returning to Springfield in 1940. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of Selmore Christian Church. Survivors include a son, Don R., Richton Park, Ill.; three daughters, Bonnie Walker, Glen Ridge, N. J., and Jeanne Clark and Joyce Robertson Hutchins, both of Ozark; a sister, Marge Bax, Koeltz Town; a brother, Bill, state of Florida; 11 grandchildren; and a niece and nephew. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

 

Walker, Brianna Lynn 31 May 2001 - 7 Jun 2005  SN-L 9 Jun 2005

[Note: Daughter of Bradley & Vinecia (Burks) Walker]

Brianna Lynn Walker, four year old daughter of Bradley and Vinecia (Burks) Walker, passed away in St. John's Regional Health Center Tuesday, June 7, 2005, from injuries sustained in a horse riding accident. She was born May 31, 2001. Brianna was a special spirited girl who loved every living creature. Her favorite activities included being outdoors with animals, playing Tee-Ball, or going to a rodeo. Her smile touched everyone's heart. The loving family who misses her include her parents, Bradley and Vinecia, Sparta; grandparents, Judy Malisch, Huntsville, Ark., and Mike and Patty Jo Walker, Oldfield; great-grandparents, Todd and Bonnie Walker, Oldfield, and Georgia Phillips, Sparta; a great-great-grandfather, Louie Johnson, Elkhead; aunts and uncles, Neva and Jimmy Bollenbach, Byhalia, Miss., Mellenie and Donnie Varnell, Huntsville, Ark., Arnold and Tracy Burks, Kempner, Texas, Daphne and Josh Loveland, Sparta, and Kendle and Joey Blacksher, Oldfield; first cousins, Dexter Loveland, Brett and Bailey Bollenbach, Joshua Burks, Kenneth McLoud, Ali Burks, Zack Beningston, and Jessica and Lyle Burks; and many other relatives and friends. A graveside funeral will be at 3 p.m. Friday, June 10, in Oldfield Cemetery with Chuck Eakins and Bally Johnson officiating. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Memorial contributions may be made in Brianna's memory at Legacy Bank, Sparta, First Home Savings Bank, Sparta, or Adams Funeral Home. The memorials will be donated to St. Jude's Children's Hospital and Children's Miracle Network in Brianna's name.

 

Walker, Charles 18 Jan 1923 - 1 Dec 2008 CCH-N 10 Dec 2008

[Note: Son of Charles Gatson “Gat” & Elma (Lemler) Walker; married 18 Jun 1949 Betty Rose]

Charles Walker, 85, of Joplin, passed away on Dec. 1, 2008 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Jan. 18, 1923, in Chadwick, the son of the late Gat and Elma (Lemler) Walker. Charles bravely served his country in the Korean War, where he received a purple heart, three bronze stars and a combat infantry badge. Charles has resided in the Joplin area most of his adult life. He retired from Eagle Picher as a Security Guard after 40 years of dedicated service. He then worked part-time for several more years. Charles was a member of Masonic Lodge as a 32 Degree Mason and in the Shrine Club.   Charles married Betty Rose on June 18, 1949, in Harrison, Ark. She survives. Additional survivors include four daughters, Charlene Carpenter and her husband Tom, of Joplin, Linda Martin and her husband Gregg, of Scammon, Kan., Geneva Blair and her husband Tim, of Duquesne and Sheila Ray and her husband Tim, of Joplin; four brothers, Ervin Walker and his wife Donna, of Joplin, Melvin Walker and his wife Opal, of Joplin, Wesley Walker, of Ozark, and Arthur Walker of Joplin; four sisters, Lillie White of Joplin, Dixie Ramsey and her husband John, of Republic, Vergie Abney and husband Tom of Ozark and Fern Walker of Ozark; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Jonathan, Elmer, Delmar and Alva.  Graveside services were 2 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. Helen Walker will officiate. Those gentlemen serving as pallbearers will be Wesley, Arthur and Ervin Walker, Tom Abney, Seth Jones and Ernie Shrum. Military honors will be conducted. The family received friends from 6 to 7  p.m. Dec. 3 at the mortuary. Arrangements were under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary and Chapel.

 

Walker, Charles Gatson “Gat” 22 Jun 1884 - 14 Jan 1967 CCR 19 Jan 1967 p1

[Note: married Elma G. Lamler  19 Jul 1902 - 26 Apr 1985]

Gat Walker, 82, died early Saturday, Jan. 14, in his home nine miles southwest of Chadwick. Surviving are his wife, Elma; eight sons, Elmer and Alva, both of Chadwick; Delmer, Moseyhead, Fla., Charles, Melvin, Ervin, Arthur and Wesley, all of Joplin; four daughters, Mrs. Lillie White, Joplin, Mrs. Dixie Ramsey, Republic, Mrs, Vergia McTeer, Sparta, and Miss Fern Walker, of the home; a brother, Will, Chadwick; a sister, Mrs. Bertha Latrop, Ozark; 20 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday in the Chadwick Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Charley Shipman officiating. Burial was at Chadwick Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark.

 

Walker, Charles Hiram 2 Mar 1891 - 1 Apr 1945 CCR 5 Apr 1945 p7

[Note: Son of Albert & Louise (Burks) Walker; married 17 May 1912 CCM Edith E. Moses 15 Sep 1896 - 2 Sep 1978]

Charles Hiram Walker was born March 2, 1891, at Bruner, Mo., and passed away at the family home in Billings, Mo., April 1, 1945. He was united in marriage to Miss Edith Elvena Moses of Bruner on May 27, 1912, and to this union were born five children. Those surviving are his wife, Edith; two sons, Glenn Hubert and Don Edward, both serving in the U.S. Navy; three daughters, Miss Thelma Coral Walker and Mrs. Bonnie Esther Galico, both of Los Angeles, Calif, and Miss Darlene LaVerne Walker of the home; one grandson; one brother, Fred Walker of Bruner; five sisters, Mrs. Mary Jane Anderson of Mannford, Okla.; Mrs. Ella Aleshire of Crosses, Ark., Mrs. Lula Harville of Keltner, Mo., Mrs. Ollie Johns and Mrs. Laura McHaffie of Bruner. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Billings Baptist church by Rev. Howard Farris of Billings. Burial was made in the Rose Hill cemetery under direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Walker, Charles L. 1882 - 25 Jul 1953 CCR 30 Jul 1953 p5

[Note: Son of Thomas B. & Luese (Breazeule) Walker; married Mary]

Funeral services for Charles L. Walker, 71, former Ozark banker, who died at 6 o’clock Saturday morning in Haguewood Hospital, following a paralytic stroke, were held at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon at the Chaffin Funeral Home. Mr. Walker was cashier at the Bank of Ozark until 1922, when he went to work for an insurance company in an investigating capacity. His father, T. B. Walker, a Christian County pioneer, was one of the organizers of the Bank of Ozark. His grandfather, J. J. C. Breazeale, was an early-day Christian County representative in the state legislature. Mr. Walker was one of the first bankers to attempts to interest farmers in making the Ozarks a dairying center. He retired from the insurance business in 1957, making his home in Milwaukee, Wis. and Ozark until returning permanently to Ozark last spring. Surviving are a son, Hal Walker of Milwaukee and the widow, Mary of Springfield. The Rev. Sears Riepma officiated at the funeral services and burial was in Maple Park Cemetery in Springfield.

 

Walker, Charles W. 9 Mar 1889 - 9 Mar 1940 CCR 14 Mar 1940 p5

[Note: Son of William & Mary M. (McCormack) Walker; married Blanche; occupation - printer; born Mexico, Missouri; died of peritonis & ruptured appendix; buried Floral Hill, Raytown, Missouri]

Charles Walker of near McCracken passed away Saturday night at Springfield hospital following appendectomy a week before. Mr. and Mrs. Walker came to this community five years ago from Colorado and have made many friends in Ozark and this immediate neighborhood during their residence here. At his bedside were his sisters, Mrs. H.E. Ryther and Mrs. H.J. Stoops, both of Detroit, Mrs. J.E. Hopkins, Miss Bertha Walker, and a brother, R.H. Walker, all of Chicago. Requiem mass was read Monday morning at 9 o’clock at St. Agnes Catholic church in Springfield. Mr. Walker was laid to rest at Kansas City, under direction of the Herman Lohmeyer Funeral Home of Springfield. Mrs. Rythers and Mrs. Hopkins accompanied Mrs. Walker to her home for an indefinite visit.

 

Walker, Charlotte (Goodsell) Carlson Baer            26 Dec 1940 - 4 Apr 2006 CCH-N 26 Apr 2006

[Note: Daughter of Francis Abner & Susan Anna (Johnson) Goodsell, Sr.; married ? Carlson; married ? Baer; married 23 Jul 1977 John W. Walker]

            Charlotte Walker, age 65, of Ozark passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2006. She was born Dec. 26, 1940 in St. Paul, Kan., the daughter of Francis Abner Goodsell, Sr. and Susan Anna (Johnson) Goodsell. On July 23, 1977 she and John W. Walker were united in marriage. Mrs. Walker retired three years ago. She enjoyed reading, traveling and her special pets. Survivors include: Her husband, John; five children, Jeff Walker, Rolla, Carla Carlson, Springfield, Lisa Cawlfield and her husband, Jeff, Rolla, Carl “Robert” Carlson and wife Tammy, Springfield, and Greg Baer and wife Amy, Erie, Kan.; three grandchildren, Sarah, Crystal and Emma; two great grandchildren, Patrick and Elisha; a brother, Dennis Goodsell, and wife Beatrice, Chanute, Kan,; a sister, Ruby Loftis and husband Bill, Nixa; two sisters-in-law, Faye Goodsell, Protem, and Helen Goodsell, Olathe, Kan.; a brother-in-law, Clyde Rapp, Marionville, nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends, her canine companions, Molly and Mindy and granddogs. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Christine Carlson, four brothers, Francis Goodsell, Jr., Ira Goodsell, John Goodsell and Jim Goodsell, a sister, Laura Rapp, and her parents. A graveside funeral was Saturday, April 8 in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery, with Rev. Terry Cunningham officiating. Arrangements were under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.


Walker, Claude 5 May 1889 - 8 Jul 1930 CCR 10 Jul 1930 p1

[Note: Son of  Grant & Sarah (Mapes) Walker; married 11 Mar 1910 Minnie Morgan 5 Apr 1885 - ?; calles Fairview Cemetery Walker Cemetery - name not found before]

Word was received here Tuesday of the death of Claude Walker, aged 40, son of Grant Walker, which occurred at 5 o’clock that morning. Burial will be made on Thursday, today, at the Walker cemetery near Sparta under direction of T.B. Chaffin of Ozark.

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Walker, Claude 5 May 1889 - 8 Jul 1930 CCR 17 Jul 1930 p1

Claude Walker was born May 5, 1889, at Chadwick and died July 8, 1930, aged 41 years, 2 months and 3 days. He was married to Miss Minnie Morgan on March 11, 1910. He is survived by the widow, his father and mother, two brothers and one sister, besides a host of other relatives and friends. He was loved by all who knew him and his untimely departure is mourned by all. The funeral services were held July 10 at 2:30 p.m. in Sparta with Rev. Butler in charge. Burial was made in the Walker cemetery under the direction of T.B. Chaffin of Ozark.

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Walker, Claude 5 May 1889 - 8 Jul 1930 CCR 17 Jul 1930 p1

We desire to thank all who extended to us their help and sympathy during the illness and death of our beloved husband, son and brother, Claude Walker. Mrs. Minnie Walker, Mr. and Mrs. Grant Walker, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Walker, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Finkner.

 

Walker, Clifford 27 Jul 1918 - 16 Apr 2006 SN-L 18 Apr 2006

[Note: Son of Rufus & Ella (Harris) Walker; married 26 Jul 1946 Naomi Elizabeth Turner ]

Clifford Walker, son of Rufus Walker and Ella (Harris) Walker was born on July 27, 1918, in Girdner, Mo., (Douglas County) and departed this life on April 16, 2006, in his home in Ava with his family surrounding him, at the age of 87 years, eight months and 19 days. He was a lifelong resident of the Ava community. On July 26, 1946, Clifford and Naomi Elizabeth Turner were united in marriage at Mtn. Home, Ark., and to this union one daughter was born. He was a member of the First So. Baptist Church, Ava. Clifford loved and adored his family. Clifford was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Ruby Walker and Lula Dye; one brother, Sammie Walker; and a grandson, Jason Byerley. He is survived by his wife, Naomi, of 59.5 years of the home in Ava; one daughter and husband, Sue and Roy Byerley, Rogersville, Mo.; a grandson and wife, Matthew Walker and Marissa Byerley, Nixa, Mo.; a great-grand- daughter, Emma Elizabeth Byerley and her mother, Vicki Byerley, Ozark, Mo.; one sister and husband, Alice and Clayton Rippee, Ava; one brother and wife, Leroy and Nancy Walker, Springfield; and a host of relatives and friends. Graveside service will be Wed., April 19, 2006, 10 a.m. at the Smith Cemetery, Rogersville, Mo., with the Rev. Nolan Carrier officiating. Visitation is this evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, Mo.

 

Walker, Danny E. "Dan" 9 Apr 1952 - 27 May 2010   SN-L 29 May 2010

[Note: Son of Donald Eugene & Lois Maxine (Wade) Walker; married Sharman Paine]

Danny E. "Dan" Walker, 58, Nixa, passed away Thursday, May 27, 2010. He was born April 9, 1952, the son of Donald Eugene and Lois Maxine Wade Walker. A character larger than life, Dan Walker's absence will be felt by his family, friends, and students. His thirty years of coaching gave so many the opportunity to learn about the game of tennis and even more about life. His absolute trueness to himself and those around him created a group of family and friends who loved and adored him. His wisdom and his love we will carry with us forever. In addition to his parents, Dan is survived by his wife, Sharman Paine Walker; son, Stephen Michael "Bubs" Walker, Nixa; daughter, Amanda June "Mandy" Walker, St. Louis; two brothers, Ron Johnson, Springfield; and Terry Walker, Dogwood, Missouri; his in-laws, extended family and numerous friends and students. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m., Sunday, May 30, 2010 in Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel. No visitation is planned. Memorial contributions may be made to CARE No Kill Animal Shelter, 1328 A West Sunshine, Springfield, MO 65807 or Greyhound Pets of America, PO Box 3693, Springfield, MO 65808. Goodbye Dan, we love you and we thank you. Online condolences may be left at gorman scharpf.com.

 

Walker, David Earl 21 Aug 1901 - 13 Nov 1980  OH 20 Nov 1980 p8

Services for David Earl Walker, 79, of Dogwood, father of Donald Walker of Nixa, were held last Saturday in Ava. Mr. Walker was killed last Thursday when a tree he was cutting fell down on him.

 

Walker, David R. Dec 1858 - 29 Dec 1922 CCR 2 Feb  1923 p1

[Note: Son of Archibald D. & Elizabeth (Gardner) Walker; married 25 Dec 1884  Emma Stewart]

A telegram was received last Sunday by D. C. Leonard, secretary of the Finley Lodge I. O. O. F. announcing the death of D. R. Walker at 10:00 o’clock Sunday morning at Salt Lake City, Utah. Funeral services were held Monday with burial in a Salt Lake cemetery. David R. Walker was a native of Christian County and was about 65 years of age at the time of his death and for many years before his departure for the west was a prominent in Republican politics of the county. Mr. Walker had served two terms or four years as sheriff of the county, from January 1st 1897 to December 31, 1900 and had also served eight years as postmaster at Ozark, four years under the Roosevelt administration and four years under the Taft administration. Deceased was a member of the local Odd Fellows and Masonic Lodges and a member of the Ozark Christian church and had many old friends in Ozark and Christian county. Mr. Walker leaves the widow, two daughters and three sons, one sister, Mrs. Shipman of near Sparta, four brothers, Sherman, Grant, J. A. and R. D. Walker, all of whom have the sympathy of the old friends in Ozark.

 

Walker, Deana (Little) 13 May 1944 - 12 Sep 1965      CCR 16 Dec 1965 p1

[Note: Daughter of Millard & ? (?) Little]

Mrs. Deana Walker, 21, of Highlandville, died at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in St. John’s Hospital. An attendant at Harris Funeral Home listed cause of death as infectious hepatitis.  A lifelong resident of Highlandville and a member of the Highlandville Baptist Church, she is survived by a daughter, Janice K.; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Millard Little, with whom she resided; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Little of Ozark; a brotherbgvgvgv, Gerald Little and a sister, Miss Wilma Lee Little, both of the home. Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Highlandville Baptist Church under direction of Harris of Ozark. Burial was in the Highlandville Cemetery.

 

Walker, Deborah M. (McNell) 1898 - 13 Apr 1969 CCR 17 Apr 1969 p8

[Note: married Charles Walker]

Funeral services for Mrs. Deborah M. Walker, 70, of Gainesville were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Church of Christ in Gainesville with Evangelist Cliff Stewart officiating. Burial was in Sims Cemetery near Gainesville under direction of Clinkingbeard. A longtime resident of this area, Mrs. Walker died at 9:15 a.m. Sunday in Baxter General Hospital, Mountain Home, Ark. after a lingering illness. Surviving are her husband, Charles; two daughters, Mrs. Irene Julian, Mesquite, Texas, and Mrs. Mary Robirds, Ozark; and five sons, Charles, Walter and Bobby, all of Gainesville and Sidney and James, both of West Plains. Other survivors include two brothers, Cleveland McNell, state of Oklahoma and Talmake, Calico Rock, Ark.; two sisters, Mrs. Alba Peck, Calico Rock and Mrs. Rusha Miller, Kansas City; and 10 grandchildren.

 

Walker, Delmer 20 Mar 1921 - 12 Dec 2007 SN-L 14 Dec 2007

[Note: Son of Gaston & Elma G. (Lemler) Walker; married 1947 Myrlene]

Delmer Walker, age 86, of Mossy Head, Fla., passed away Wednesday morning, December 12, 2007, in Crestview, Fla. He was born on March 20, 1921, in Chadwick, Mo., and was a long time resident of Walton County., Fla. He was retired from the United States Air Force and retired Civil Service. Mr. Walker was preceded in death by his parents, Gaston and Elma Walker; a brother, Alva Walker and an infant brother. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Myrlene Walker of Mossy Head, Fla.; sons, Randy Walker and Patti of Crestview, Fla., and Marty Walker of Niceville, Fla.; two granddaughters, Ashley and Jordan Walker; brothers and sisters, Elmer Walker of Chadwick, Mo., Charles Walker, Melvin Walker, Lillie White, Ervin Walker and Arthur Walker all of Joplin, Mo., Dixie Ramsey of Republic, Mo., Wesley Walker, Virgie Abney and Fern Walker all of Ozark, Mo. The funeral service will take place Saturday, December 15, 2007, at 2 p.m. in Whitehurst-Powell Funeral Home, Crestview, Fla., with a visitation to be held one hour prior with Reverend Raymond Williams officiating. Burial will take place in Crowder Chapel Cemetery in Mossy Head, Fla. Whitehurst-Powell Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

 

Walker, Dewey Chester 2 May 1921 - 21 Jun 1998  CCH-N 1 Jul 1998

[Note: Son of Lum & Mindy (Manning) Walker; married Nancy]

Dewey Chester Walker, age 77, of Ozark, died Sunday, June 21, 1998, in his home. He was born May 2, 1921, in Ava, and was the son of Lum and Mindy (Manning) Walker. He served his country in the U.S. Army World War II. Mr. Walker lived in California for 33 years and was a member of the Carpenter's Union. He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Ozark. Survivors include: a daughter, Patsy Walker, of the home; a son, Burl Griffin, Sr., Jefferson City; 17 grandchildren; eight adopted grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson, Noah James Lopp; two sisters, Mabel Sexton, Ava; and Sybil Millsap, California; and a brother, Claude Walker, California. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife; Nancy; and a son, Lloyd Griffin. A funeral mass was Wednesday, June 24, 1998, in St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Ozark; with Father David Hulshof officiating. Burial was in Weaver Cemetery, St. Joseph the Worker Section, under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. A prayer service was Tuesday in the funeral home with visitation following.

 

Walker, Donald R. 8 Oct 1932 - 30 Jan 1991 NN-E 14 Feb 1991 & NN-E 21 Feb 1991

[Note: Son of Bredner & Elois Boutecou Walker; married 1956 Betty Hilmes]

Donald R. Walker, 68, of Charleston, Ill., formerly of Springfield, died suddenly of a heart attack in his home, January 30,1991. He was born Oct. 8, 1932. He graduated from Springfield Senior High School in 1951. He married Betty Hilmes of Springfield in 1956. Walker was director of purchasing for Trailmobile. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and had served in the United States Navy. He was preceded in death by his parents, Breb and Elois Walker. He is survived by his wife, Betty; three sons, Robert Walker, Los Angeles, Calif., David Walker, Chicago, Ill., and Steve Walker, of the home; three daughters, Cynthia Walker, Merced, Calif., Laura Walker, Chicago, and R. Tracy (Valerie) Jessup, Mattoon, Ill.; and three sisters, Joyce Roberts Hutchins and Jeanne Clark, both of Ozark; and Bonnie Walker, Glen Ridge, N.J. Services were held at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Mattoon, Ill., Feb. 2, with burial in Roselawn Cemetery in Charleston, Ill.

 

Walker, Donna 23 Jul 1953 - 3 May 1975 OH 8 May 1975 p1

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Workman, Millard F. “Muff” 15 Dec 1943 - 2 May 1975 OH 8 May 1975 p1

[Note: Son of ? & Nadine (?) Workman]

Mishaps have plagued this area the last few days. Friday night after 10 p.m. Millard F. Workman, 30 year old Sparta man, was walking along Highway 65 near James River when he was struck by a car driven by a St. Joseph man. Known to most as “Muff”. Workman lived at Sparta most of his life. He is survived by his wife, Carol Jean; a son, Mike of Ozark; three daughters, Bobbie of Ozark and Nadra and Billie, both of Kansas City; his mother, Mrs. Nadine Workman, Sparta; a half-brother, John Wade of Ozark; two brothers, Mickey of Ozark and Jim of Chadwick; and two half-sisters, Mrs. Nancy Roller, Sparta and Mrs. Peggy Webb, Grandview, Wash. Services were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday in Harris Chapel, Ozark with the Rev. James Applegate officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.

Saturday night, Donna Walker, 21, of Republic and her 24-year-old companion Phil Golden, also of Republic were on an outing at the Hootentown Arch, a natural bridge over James River, just west of the county line. It was reported Donna was collecting wood for a campsite when she fell from the arch which is about 130 feet high. He companion grabbed for her, and he too went over the side. Donna apparently died at the scene. Phil was last reported in satisfactory condition, after being admitted to St. John’s Hospital.

A Monday evening accident north of Ozark on Highway 65 at Christian County Route CC resulted in injury to five persons. Taken to Cox Medical Center were Gerald Lee Bloomer, 16, Ozark, suffered head lacerations and possible head injuries; his mother, Mrs. Treva Bloomer, 44, received a right leg fracture; her son, Tim, 17, released after treatment of facial lacerations and other injuries, and Jamie Morris, 18, Rogersville, admitted to the intensive care unit with head and shoulder injuries. The Thomas youth was driving west on CC when he apparently pulled from a stop sign onto the path of a pickup driven by Gerald Bloomer.

 

Walker, Donna June (Stevens) 15 Jul 1929 - 25 Jul 1996   CCH-N 27 Jul 1996

[Note: Daughter of Henry Delmer & Beulah G. (Magers) Stevens; married Billy J. Walker]

Donna June (Stevens) Walker, a resident of Baton Rouge died at her home on Thursday, July 25, 1996.  She was 67 years old and a native of Garrison, MO. Private services were held on Saturday. Burial was in Greenoaks Memorial Park. She is survived by three daughters, Janice Cook, Marsha Baumann, Patricia Bryant, all of Baton Rouge; two sons, Jimmy Stephens of Ozark, Mo., and Mike Walker of Denham Springs, LA; a sister, Ruth Maggard of Rogersville, Mo., two brothers, Gene Stevens and Carl Stevens, both of Garrison, Mo.; 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her husband Billy J. Walker, father Delmar Stevens, mother Beulah Stevens, stepmother Beryl Stevens, a brother Jerry Stevens. Pallbearers were members of Tempe Baptist Church. Memorial donations may be made to Temple Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society.

 

Walker, Earl Waldo 22 May 1916 - 4 May 2005 SN-L 5 May 2005

[Note: Son of William D.  & May M. (Alcorn) Walker; married 1938 Adelia Kenyon; married second Jean "Pat" Childers; married third Betty VanMeter]

Earl Waldo Walker, age 89, of Branson, formerly of Ava, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2005. He was born March 22, 1916, in Chadwick, the son of Will and Mae (Alcorn) Walker. He married Adelia Kenyon in 1938 and later married Norma Jean "Pat" Childers who preceded him in death. He was a retired dry wall construction worker. Mr. Walker loved the Lord and enjoyed singing and playing music in area churches. Survivors include: his wife, Betty VanMeter; a daughter, Shirley Ponder and husband, Melvin, Chadwick; Betty's two children, Onemega Elliott, Port St. Lucie, Florida, and Roena Paul, LaGrange, Ohio; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Johnny Walker, Ponce de Leon; a sister, Hazel Moody, Chadwick; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sons, Larry Walker and Stanley Walker. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Ben DeWitt, Rev. Gary Hall, and Rev. Jim Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in Chadwick Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.

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Walker, Earl Waldo 22 May 1916 - 4 May 2005 CCH-N 11 May 2005

            Earl Waldo Walker, age 89, of Branson, formerly of Ava, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2005. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will follow in Chadwick Cemetery. 

 

Walker, Edith Elvena (Moses) 15 Sep 1896 - 9 Sep 1978 OH 14 Sep 1978 p6

[Note: Daughter of George Washington & Mary Elizabeth (Williams) Moses; married Charles H. Walker]

BILLINGS - Mrs. Edith Elvena Walker, 81, Sepulveda, Calif., a former Billings resident, died Saturday evening in a Sepulveda nursing home after a long illness. She had lived in California the past 31 years. She was a member of the Granada Hills Baptist Church, Sepulveda. Survivors include a son, Don of Redondo Beach, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Darlene Estes and Mrs. Thelma Meeker, both of  Sepulveda; 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

 

Walker, Edith O. (Herndon) Bunch 4 Dec 1919 - 25 Mar 2010 SN-L 28 Mar 2010

[Note: Daughter of Clyde & Mae (Gibson) Herndon; married 1937 Ellis Bunch; married 1968 Ward Walker 27 Mar 1919 - 7 Aug 1985]

Edith O. Walker, 90, of Republic, peacefully passed away on March 25, 2010, in Springfield Missouri. Edith was born December 4, 1919, in Nixa to Clyde and Mae (Gibson) Herndon. Edith graduated from Nixa High School and was married in 1937 to Ellis Bunch and to this marriage two children were born. Both who predeceased her Judith Ann in 1944 and Ronald Ellis Bunch in 2010. In 1968 she married Ward Walker who also predeceased her in 1985. Edith is survived by grandson Tony Moon and wife Becky, who is expecting Edith's first great-grandchildren, twin girls. Grandson Zac Bunch; step-grandsons Jason Tipton and Joshua Tipton and daughter-in-law Paula Bunch. Edith was one of seven siblings: Loren Lipscomb, Willard Herndon, Raymond Herndon and Lee Roy Herndon all predeceased her. Surviving brother Rex Herndon and sister Lucille Rose and many nieces and nephews. Edith was a member of the Meadowview Baptist Church, Eastern Star #226 and American Legion Aux. #676. Edith loved to cook for her family and friends and loved teaching the young women of the church her famous piecrust. All who knew and loved Edith will miss her. Visitation will be held Sunday, March 28, 2010, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. in Meadors Funeral Home in Republic with funeral service to follow at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in Payne Cemetery, Nixa, Mo. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com

 

Walker, Edna Mae “Eddie” (Everett) 31 Mar 1918 - 19 Jun 2009 SN-L 21 Jun 2009

[Note: Daughter of Robert Lee & Maggie (Conard) Everett; married Norman Walker]

Edna Mae "Eddie" Walker, age 91 of Ozark, Missouri died Friday, June 19, 2009 in Riverside Manor in Ozark. She was born March 31, 1918 to Robert Lee and Maggie Conard Everett in Butler, Missouri. She was their only child. Eddie was a very outgoing person and always liked to look her best. She was never without her many pieces of jewelry. She loved to entertain and was very musical in her earlier years by singing at many weddings, singing on the radio and being the choir director at the Butler Christian Church at one time. The family wishes to thank the Ozark Riverside Manor where she resided the past year for all their loving kindness and care and to the Nixa Christian Church where she was a member for the last ten years for their loving support. She will always be remembered by her daughter Judy, family and friends as "the sweetest lady on earth." Eddie is survived by her daughter, Judy Martin and husband R.K. of Nixa, Missouri; two granddaughters, Barbara Blaine and husband Dr. Jim of Springfield, Missouri and Karen Ingle and husband Mike of San Anselmo, California; and several beloved great and great-great grandchildren, all of Springfield, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her husband Norman in July of 2004. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, Missouri with Rev. Chad Mattingly officiating. No visitation. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Contributions to Nixa Christian Church, 400 Northview, Nixa, MO 65714. Online condolences www.schowengerdt chapel.com

 

Walker, Edna R. (Wolfe) 18 Jul 1928 - 31 Jan 1999  CCH-N 10 Feb 1999

[Note: Daughter of David & May (Tarwater) Wolfe; married 12 Feb 1944 Howard C. Walker 6 Nov 1926 - 28 Feb 1998]

Edna R. Walker, 70, passed away Sunday, Jan. 31, in Springfield. Edna was born July 18, 1928 at Foreman, Arkansas, the daughter of David and May (Tarwater) Wolfe. She married Howard C. Walker on Feb. 12, 1944 at Berryville, Arkansas, who preceded her in death in 1998. Edna was a homemaker and an active member of Wright's Chapel Full Gospel Church in Hurley. Edna is survived by three daughters; Lynda Lutgen and Davanil Rehagen, both of Nixa, and Patty Knudson, Rockaway Beach, two sons; Don Walker, Billings and Wayne Walker, Salt Lake City, Utah, 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 3, in Harris, a Heritage Funeral Home, Nixa with the Reverend Rick Flood officiating. Burial was in Glenn Cemetery, Nixa.

 

Walker, Edward James Blaine “Eddy” 20 Feb 1894 - 27 Apr 1939 CCR 4 May 1939 p1

[Note: Son of Joseph & Eliza Jane (Evans) Walker; married 1921 Nima Ellen Hensley  4 Aug 1902 - 13 Jul 1981]

Edward Walker, farmer of the Chadwick vicinity, was instantly killed last Thursday, April 27, when struck by a falling tree in the timber near his home. Mr. Walker and his two oldest sons were working in the timber and had felled a large tree which lodged in a smaller one. While attempting to free it, it suddenly gave way, striking him on the left side of the head. The blow was sufficient force to break his neck, causing instant death. Edward Walker was born near Chadwick on Feb. 10, 1894, the son of Joseph and Liza Walker. He was 45 years, two months and seven days of age at death. He was united in marriage 18 years ago to Miss Nima Hensley, to which union were born seven children, all of whom survive. They are Sammy, Orphie, Dorothy, Ethel, Vernie, Vergil and Joan, all of the home. Other survivors include five brothers, John and Frank of California, Gat and Will of Chadwick and Walter of Strafford; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Racker of Chadwick and Bertha Latham of Seneca, and many other relatives and friends. Mr. Walker was a veteran of the World War. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday April 28, in the Chadwick Baptist church with the Rev. Joe Applegate officiating. Interment was made in Chadwick cemetery under direction of the Klepper Funeral Home of Ozark. The Graham-Wasson Post of the American Legion of Ozark had charge of the services at the grave.

 

Walker, Elda M. (Robertson) 8 Nov 1921 - 8 Apr 1988 OH 14 Apr 1988

[Note: Daughter of Benjamin H. & Fannie (Pollard) Robertson; married Lloyd Delmer Walker 17 May 1918 - 19 Oct 2002]

Elda M. Walker, 66, of Sparta, died at 9:30 p.m. Friday at St. John's Regional Health Center; Springfield. Services for Mrs. Walker were held Monday at the Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Benny Dewitt officiating. Burial was in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery. A native of Long Run, Mrs. Walker had lived in Sparta for the past 20 years. She and her husband, Lloyd, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Mrs. Walker had been employed as a cook for the Sparta schools and had worked for the Hagale Garment Factory. She was a member of the Full Gospel Church, Oldfield. Her survivors include her husband, Lloyd, of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Willa Jean Ankrom, Bolivar, Mrs. Joan House, Ozark, and Mrs. Brenda Hargis, Ozark; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four brothers, Basil Pollard, Independence, Lonnie and Leonard Robertson of Ozark, and Tom Robertson of Long Run; and five sisters, Mrs. Ruby Gifford, Flora Vista, New Mexico, Mrs. Hazel Youngblood, Branson, Mrs. Brooksie Welch, Kimberling City, and Mrs. Wilma Hessee and Mrs. Helen Jamison, both of Kansas City.

 

Walker, Elma G. (Lemler) 19 Jul 1902 - 26 Apr 1985 OH 2 May 1985 p8

[Note: Daughter of William & Lillian (Snell) Lemler; married Charles Gatson “Gat” Walker 22 Jun 1884 - 14 Jan 1967]

Services for Elma Walker, 82, Ozark, were held April 30 in Harris Chapel with the Rev. Benny DeWitt officiating. Burial was in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. Walker died April 26 in Cox Medical Center North, Springfield, after a long illness. Mrs. Walker, a Chadwick native, lived most of her life in Chadwick before moving to Ozark five years ago. She was a member of Pine Ridge Church near Chadwick. Survivors include eight sons, Elmer, Chadwick, Delmar, Massy Head, Fla., Charles Melvin and Art, all of Joplin, The Rev. Alva, Sparta, Ervin, Duenwig, and John Wesley, Ozark; four daughters, Lillie White, Joplin, Dixie Ramsey, Republic and Vergie Abney and Fern, both of Ozark; 26 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lillie House, Chadwick.

 

Walker, Eloise Bontecou 11 Oct 1900 - 24 Nov 1978 OH 14 Dec 1978 p 9

[Note: married Brebner Walker]

Mrs. Eloise B. Walker, Route 1, Ozark, died at 12:00 a.m. Friday in St. John’s Regional Health Center after a short illness. She was a native of Troy, N.Y. and was a professional dancer and instructor. She and her husband, Brebner operated the Walker School of Dance on St. Louis Street for many years. She had taught music and physical education in the Hollister schools before coming to Springfield. Other survivors include a son, Don, Merced, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. Joyce Robertson and Mrs. Jeanne Clark, both of Ozark and Mrs. Bonnie Fox, New York, N., Y.; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Robinson, Erie, Pa., and 11 grandchildren. Services were at 10 a.m. Monday at the Gorman-Scharpf-Abbott Chapel, with the Rev. Faust Matthews officiating. Burial was in King Cemetery near Selmore.

 

Walker, Emeline (Climer) Avery 27 Oct 1851 - 9 May 1931 CCR 14 May 1931 p1

[Note: Daughter of ? & ? (Straley) Climer; married Milton Avery; married W. J. Walker]

Funeral services were held Tuesday at Nixa for Mrs. Emeline Walker, 78, of Springfield, who died at noon Saturday while visiting friends at Three Sands, Okla. Mrs. Walker was the widow of W.J. Walker, a long time resident of Springfield and widely known here in former years. She had been living with a son, Abe Walker, Frisco employee, at 955 South Campbell Ave. Besides the son, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J.H. Eutsler of West Frankfort, Ill., and Mrs. Gus Doss of Springfield. Mrs. Walker was the mother of Mr. Avery, late of Nixa, and a sister of Mrs. Minerva Waggoner, late of this city.

 

Walker, Emma Lee (Steward) 25 Jan 1867 - 5 Nov 1940 CCR 7 Nov 1940 p1 [Note: married 25 Dec 1884 David Radford Walker]

Mrs. Nellie Walker of Nixa received a message telling of the death of Mrs. D.R. Walker, Tuesday, Nov. 5, in a Los Angeles hospital. Burial was Wednesday. The Walkers were former Ozark residents having moved to Utah some twenty years ago, later locating in California.

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Walker, Emma Lee (Steward) 25 Jan 1867 - 5 Nov 1940 CR 21 Nov 1940 p1]

[Note: married 25 Dec 1884 David Radford Walker]

Emma Lee Walker passed away November 5, 1940 at the Downey hospital, Downey, CA, where she had been confined the past year and a half with paralysis. She was born in Centralia, MO, January 25, 1867 and united in marriage on December 25, 1884 to David Radford Walker at Chadwick, MO. Funeral services were held November 7, 1940 at the Wee Kirk o’ the Heather at Forest Lawn in Los Angels. Rev. E. Moreland, pastor of the Arlington St. Christian church conducted a most impressive service, using Psalms 23 and John 14. She was paid a kind tribute in the many beautiful floral offerings. Interment was in Mt. Olivet cemetery, Salt Lake City, UT on November 9, where David R. Walker and her son Walter T. Walker are interred. Services there were conducted by Rev. Wilkerson of the Salt Lake Christian church. For many years she was a member of the Ozark Christian church and was always a faithful Christian. She was active in W.C.T.U. work, a member of Rebeccas and of the Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 98 at Ozark. Many times she spoke of her dear friends and neighbors back home. Two brothers survive, Thomas Stewart and Robert Stewart of Oklahoma and her children, Dr. Harry M. Walker, Salt Lake City, Utah, Radford Lee Walker, Downey, Ca, Mrs. Myrtle Rogers, Tulsa, OK, Mrs. Minnie Thompson and Mrs. Mae Given, Los Angeles, CA.

 

Walker, Ervin ? - ? CCH-N 26 Oct 2005

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Walker, Donna ? - ? CCH-N 26 Oct 2005

[Note: married Oct 1955]

            Ervin and Donna Walker, Duenwig, Mo. Will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary at Oakwood Baptist Church located five miles south of Chadwick on Hwy. H., Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, at 11:30 a.m. This is being hosted by their son, Darren Walker and other family members. Friend and family are invited to view the repeating of their vows followed by a pot luck dinner and receptions. No gifts please - cards are welcome.

 

Walker, Eula Edna (Mills) 23 Sep 1906 - 12 Jun 2002  SN-L 15 Jun 2002

[Note: Daughter of William T. & Ella (Merritt) Mills; married 1924 Basil Raymond Walker 9 Mar 1900 - 6 May 1948]

Eula (Mills) Walker, 95, passed away at 3:15 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2002 in Belleville Memorial Convalescent Center, Belleville, Ill. Eula was born September 23, 1906 in Merritt, Mo. to William T. and Ella (Merritt) Mills. In 1924, she was united in marriage to Basil R. Walker in Christian County and to this union two children were born. She was a retired teacher, having taught for 45 years in Belleville, Ill., Rolla, Mo., Southwestern Illinois College (formerly Belleville Area College), and the southwest Missouri area. Her hobbies and pastimes included gardening, knitting and traveling. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ, and presently an active member of the Belleville Church of Christ, a charter member of Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, and a Pink Angel volunteer at Belleville Memorial Hospital. Eula was preceded in death by both of her parents; her husband, Basil R. Walker; two brothers, Ray Mills and B. Mills; and a sister, Louise Mills. She is survived by her son, James W. Walker and wife Hilda, St. Louis, Mo.; a daughter, Marie E. Jones, Monett, Mo.; sister-in-law, Fern Mills; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. today, June 15, 2002 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Jon Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow in Sparta Cemetery, Sparta, Mo. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to service time today in the funeral home. Springfield News-Leader, June 15, 2002

 

Walker, Flora Rebecca (Wasson) 27 Sep 1866 - 8 Nov 1958 CCR 20 Nov 1958 p8

[Note: Daughter of John Thomas & Lucinda Caroline (McCullah) Wasson; married Thomas Walker]

Funeral services for Mrs. Flora A. Walker, 92, who died Nov. 8 at her home in Nixa, were held Monday Nov.. 10 at 2:00 p.m. in the Harris Funeral Chapel at Nixa, with Rev, Fred Jackman officiating. Burial was in Glenn Cemetery under direction of Harris. Mrs. Walker taught school for 11 years in Stone and Christian Counties and was a member of the Ozark Baptist Church. Mr. Walker preceded her in death in 1927. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Nannie Goddard of the home who is the last survivors of nine children of John Thomas and Lucinda Caroline Wasson; a nephew, John R. Rice of  Springfield who was reared in Mrs. Walker’s home; another nephew, Robert Rice of Nixa, who was reared in the home of Mrs. Goddard and several nieces and nephews.

 

Walker, Floyd 29 Dec 1919 - 31 Mar 2008 SN-L 2 Mar 2008

[Note: Son of Walter & Mary (Henslee) Walker; married Lucille]

Floyd Walker, 88, of Strafford, passed away Monday, March 31, 2008. He was born December 29, 1919, to Walter and Mary Henslee Walker in Christian County. Floyd was a World War II veteran and worked for Carson-Mitchell Construction for 30 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Myrtle and Josie; and an infant daughter, Aileen. Floyd is survived by his wife, Lucille; their children, Charles Floyd "Jack" and wife, Louise of Severna Park, Md., Bobby and wife, Peggy, Marylin Akin and Richard, all of Strafford; brothers and sisters, Hester Smith, Glenn "Dude" and wife, Imogene, Archie and wife, Betty and Lloyd and wife, Jean, all of Strafford, Joe and wife, Carolina of Texas and Lens "Yank" and wife, Martha of Springfield, Mo.; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held Thursday, April 3, 2008, from 5 to 7 p.m., in Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home, 1635 N. Benton. Funeral service will be Friday, April 4, 2008, at 10 a.m., in the funeral home with interment to follow in Chadwick Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.klingner-cope.com.

 

Walker, Fred 15 Apr 1894 - 17 Sep 1951 CCR 27 Sep 1951

[Note: Son of Albert J. & Louiza Eveline Tennessee (Burks) Walker; married 17 Mar 1918 Minnie Melvina Jackson]

Fred Walker, son of A.J. and Louisa Walker, was born April 15, 1894 and passed away at his home near Bruner on September 17, 1951. He had spent his lifetime in the same community. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Minnie; two daughters, Mrs. Manford Grimes of Bruner and Mrs. Harold Joslin of Ava; three grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Laura McHaffie and Mrs. Ollie Johns of Bruner, Mrs. Lula Harville of Keltner and Mrs. Ella Aleshire of Paris Island, SC. Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at the church near Bruner. Interment was in the McHaffie cemetery north of Bruner under direction of Chaffin of Ozark.

 

Walker Fred A. 14 Jan 1919 - 2 Jan 1987 OH 8 Jan 1987 p5

[Note: Son of James Franklin & Varnia Viola (Shipman) Walker; married Velma]

Services for Fred A. Walker, 67, Chadwick, were held Jan. 5 in Adams Funeral Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Robert Daniels officiating. Burial was in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Walker died Jan. 2 in his home. He was a retired construction worker and a lifelong resident of the Chadwick area. Survivors include his wife, Velma; his mother, Vornia Walker, Riverview Manor, Ozark; two sons, Frank and Lee, both of Chadwick; a niece, Betty Eaken, Grove, Okla.; a nephew, Bob Walker, Ozark; and two grandchildren.

 

Walker, Glen Hubert 23 Dec 1914 - 24 Oct 1977  OH 27 Oct 1977 p7

[Note: Son of Charles & Edith (Moser) Walker; married Josephine]

BILLINGS - Glen H. Walker, 62, Billings, died Monday evening in St. John’s Hospital where he had been a patient for one day, according to a funeral home spokesman. He was  a member of St, Joseph Catholic Church of Billings. A World War II Navy veteran, Mr. Walker was a member of the Billings VFW and the American Legion. He was also a retired employe of the Corps of Engineers in Little Rock, Ark. Survivors include his wife, Josephine; a son,. Robert Glen of Billings; a daughter, Mrs. Carl G. Kruger, Springfield; his mother, Mrs. Edith Walker of the state of California, a brother, Don of the state of California; two sisters, Mrs. Thelma Meeker and Mrs. Darlene Estes, both of the state of California. Meadors of Billings will announce arrangements.

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Walker, Glen Hubert 23 Dec 1914 - 24 Oct 1977 OH 10 Nov 1977 p16

[Note: Son of  Charles & Edith (Moser) Walker]

Rosary services for Glen H. Walker, 62, Billings, were at 7:30 p.m. today in Meadors Chapel here. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Joseph Catholic Church here with the Rev. Joseph Frain officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Mr. Walker died Monday evening in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield where he had been a patient for one day, according to a funeral home  spokesman.

 

Walker, Harry M., Dr. 4 May 1888 - 27 Apr 1971 CCR 29 Apr 1971 p8

[Note: Son of David R. & Emma L. (  ) Walker]

Dr. Harry M. Walker, 83, died Tuesday, April 27, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Shanley at Arcadia, Calif. after a short illness. Dr. Walker, a native of Ozark, the son of the late David and Emma Walker, was a member of the Ozark Christian Church. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at Salt Lake City with burial there. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Shanley of Arcadia, and Mrs. Kent Newman of Columbia Falls, Mont.; two sisters, Mrs. P. J. Thompson of Long Beach, Calif. and Mrs. Hiram Givan of Ozark; one brother, Radford Walker of Downey, Calif.; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

 

Walker, Hazel Pauline (Gilley) 12 Aug 1915 - 10 May 1987 OH 14 May 1987 p5

[Note: Daughter of Perl Rogers & Lois Ethel  (Hiles) Gilley; married 21 Sep 1932 Paul Walker 4 Nov 1913 - 3 Apr 1980]

Services for Hazel Walker, 71, Oldfield, were held May 13 in Oldfield Church of Christ with the Rev. Charles Eakins officiating. Burial was in Oldfield Cemetery under the direction of Harris of Ozark. Mrs. Walker died May 10 in her home of natural causes. She was a homemaker and a longtime resident of the Oldfield Community and a member of the Oldfield Church of Christ. She was the widow of Paul Walker who died April 3, 1980. Survivors include two sons, Jim (Todd) Walker and Dale Walker, both of Oldfield; three daughters, Sue Eakins, Ozark, Connie Thomas, Oldfield, and Vicki McTeer, Sparta; her mother, Louise Gilley, Sparta; one brother, Noel Gilley, Sparta; a sister, Dorothy Richardson, Sparta; 15 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

 

Walker, Helen Mary (Workman) 21 Aug 1937 - 21 Mar 2010 CCH-N 24 Mar 2010

[Note: Daughter of Loyal Henry “Bud” & Stella Pearl (Lewis) Workman]

Helen Mary Walker, 72, of Springfield, passed away March 21, 2010. She was born Aug. 21, 1937, in Christian County, the daughter of Loyal Henry “Bud” Workman and Stella Pearl (Lewis) Workman. Mrs. Walker worked as a house keeper. She enjoyed life and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her hobbies included knitting and going to flea markets. Survivors include: Her three children, Dicky Walker and Diane, Nixa, Dennis Walker and Georgia, Ozark, and Terry Goodall, Sparta; five grandchildren, Amber Dawn Walker, Bobby Walker, Ashley Walker, Thomas Wayne Goodall, and Steven Allen Goodall; three great-grandchildren, Lucas, Alex and Hunter Goodall; two brothers, Raymond Workman and John Workman; a sister, Hazel Toothman; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. March 26 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Clifford Day officiating and Rev. Gary Jennings officiating. Burial will follow in Prospect Cemetery, Ozark.

 

Walker, Herbert Lee 30 Nov 1919 - 21 Aug 1996  CCH-N 24 Aug 1996

[Note: Son of Jess & Grace (  ) Walker; married 20 Dec 1947 Mary May McManmie 8 Aug 1925 - 4 Feb 1995]

Herbert Lee Walker, age 76, died Wednesday, August 21, 1996, in St. John’s Regional Health Center. He was born November 30, 1919 in Sampsel, Missouri and was the son of Jess and Grace Walker. He was a United States marine veteran. Mr. Walker was self employed. On December 20, 1947 he was united in marriage to Mary May McManmie. In 1985 they moved to Ozark from Texas. He was preceded in death by his wife on February 4, 1995. Mr. Walker attended Ozark General Baptist Church.  Survivors include: two daughters, Audrie VanKirk and her husband, Scott, Ozark, and Linda Culver and her husband, Arthur, Springfield, Illinois; six grandchildren, Dane, Shane, Steve, David, Angela, and Amy; four great-grandchildren, Aisha, McKenzie, Brittany, and Catherine; five brothers, Lyle Walker, Branson, Marvin Walker, Escandido, California, Clifford Walker, Boise, Idaho, Forrest Walker, Chillicothe; and Cecil Walker, Jacksonville, Florida; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 24, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Jerry Applegate officiating. Burial will be in Hopedale Cemetery.

 

Wagemann, William Joseph 10 Mar 1941 - 6 Jan 2006 SN-L 15 Jan 2006

[Note: Son of William Henry “Bill” & Erma (  ) Wagemann]

William Joseph Wagemann, age 64, of Pismo Beach, California, passed away January 6, 2006, from natural causes. He was born March 10, 1941, the son of Bill and Erma Wagemann, of Nixa, Missouri. In 1959 he gradated from Parkview High School in Springfield. From 1959 until 1963 he served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps, taking part in the Bay of Pigs Invasion in Cuba. Following his Marine Corps career Joe attended Cal Poly College for two years. He was employed as a paramedic for the Pismo Beach Fire Department. He retired as a carpenter working for Pismo Beach RV Resort. Joe is survived by his parents, Bill and Erma Wagemann; a brother, Jim Wagemann and wife, Sandy; a niece and nephew, Debbie and Dennis; and a great-niece and great-nephew, Jeanna and Justin. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 17, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Rev. Jerry Francisco officiating. Burial will follow in Payne Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.

 

Wagenseller, Chester “Bub” David 28 Jul 1933 - 10 Nov 2002  SN-L 12 Nov 2002

[Note: Son of Claude Everett & Mary (Blair) Wagenseller; married 1 Feb 1974 Mary Jane Revert]

Chester “Bub” David Wagenseller, went to the Lord at 10:40 a.m. Sunday, November 10, 2002 in Cox South hospital, Springfield, Mo., after a long illness. Bub was born July 28, 1933 in Witt, Okla. to Claude Everett and Mary Blair Wagenseller. On Feb. 1, 1974 he married Mary Jane Revert in Pampa, Texas. He was owner of T&W Water Well for many years in Liberal, Kan. He raised cattle and farmed in Falcon, Mo. for a number of years. Following retirement in 1991, he moved to Grove, Okla., where he drove a school bus for five years. He enjoyed fishing and boating. Because of failing health he moved to Nixa in 1997. He was a very devoted family man. He will be missed by his family and his many friends. Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Mary Jane; three daughters, Bonita Ward, Larned, Kan., Susan Roberts, Ellinwood, Kan., and Sherryl Murrell, Falcon, Mo.; three sons, Mike Wagenseller, Wolfpoint, Mont., Jimmy Wagenseller, Baker, Okla., and Monty York, Nixa, Mo.; and his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Agnes and Fay; a brother, Claude Everett; a daughter, Jennifer York; and a son, Gary Wagenseller. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 13, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Father Tom Reidy officiating. Burial will follow in McConnell-Bledsoe Cemetery, Nixa. Friends may call from noon until 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Springfield News-Leader, November 12, 2002.

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Wagenseller, Chester "Bub" David 28 Jul 1933 - 10 Nov 2002  CCH-N 20 Nov 2002

[Note: Son of Claude Everett & Mary (Blair) Wagenseller; married 1 Feb 1971 Mary Jane Revert ]

Chester "Bub" David Wagenseller of Nixa went to the Lord at 10:40 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002, at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, after a long illness. Bub was born July 28, 1933, in Witt, Okla., to Claude Everett and Mary Blair Wagenseller. On Feb. 1, 1974, he married Mary Jane Revert at Pampa, Texas. He was owner of T&W Water Well for many years in Liberal, Kan. He raised cattle and farmed in Falcon for a number of years. Following retirement in 1991 he moved to Grove, Okla.; where he drove a school bus for five years. Because of failing health he moved to Nixa in 1997. Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Mary Jane; three daughters, Bonita Ward of Lamed, Kan., Susan Roberts of Ellinwood, Kan., and Sherryl Murrell of Falcon; three sons, Mike Wagenseller of Wolfpoint, Mont., Jimmy Wagenseller of Baker, Okla., and Monty York of Nixa; and his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by: His parents; two sisters, Agnes and Fay; a brother, Claude Everett; a daughter, Jennifer York; and a son, Gary Wagenseller. Services were Nov. 13 in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Father Tom Reidy officiating. Burial was in McConnell-Bledsoe Cemetery, Nixa.

 

Waggoner, Bess M. 23 Feb 1875 - 13 Oct 1927 CCR 20 Oct 1927

[Note: Son of  Peter & Manerva “Bessie“ (Climer) Waggoner; married  28 Jun 1896 CCM Della Mae Wills 19 Aug 1877 - 14 Sep 1963]

Bess Waggoner was born on February 23rd, 1876 and passed away at his home three miles northeast of Ozark on Thursday, October 13th at 6:30 p.m. aged 52 years, 7 months and 20 days. His last illness dated back about thirty days. He was born in Indiana. The funeral services were held from the Ozark Baptist church on Saturday afternoon, October 15th with Rev. Floyd Hanks officiating. Burial took place in the Ozark cemetery with B. C. Klepper in charge.

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Waggoner, Bess M. 23 Feb 1875 - 13 Oct 1927 CCR 20 Oct 1927

Card of Thanks

We take this means to thank the friends and neighbors for their assistance, attention and sympathy extended to us during the illness and death of our beloved husband, father, son and brother. We also wish to thank Dr. Wade and Dr. Wills for their generous but unavailing efforts to alleviate the sufferings of our beloved. We also extend our tanks to B. C. Klepper and to all for the beautiful flowers and to the quarter composed of C. A. Murphy, D. C. Leonard, Herbert Haley and C. Klepper.  Mrs. Della Waggoner   Mr. and Mrs. Ben Marley and Family  Mr. and Mrs. Pete Waggoner  Mr. and Mrs. Laymon Payne and Family  Mrs. Minerva Waggoner  Mr. and Mrs. Wess Waggoner  Mr. and Mrs. Frank Biers  Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Williams  Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Waggoner and Family

 

Waggoner, Della Mae (Wills) 19 Aug 1877 - 14 Sep 1963  CCR 19 Sep 1963

[Note: Daughter of Caleb Dines & Rachel Harriet (Kershner) Wills; married Bess M. Waggoner 23 Feb 1875 - 13 Oct 1927]

Mrs. Della Waggoner, 86, a resident of this community for 62 years, died at 7 p.m. Saturday in her home. Mrs. Waggoner was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Lydia Robinson and Mrs. Lola Payne, both of Ozark; a son, Pete Waggoner, Rogersville; two brothers, Mason Wills, Springfield, and Baxter Wills, Rogersville; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Woods, Rogersville, and Mrs. Etta Porter, Mt. Vernon; four grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday in the Harris Chapel with the Rev. Claude E. Barclay officiating. Burial was in the Ozark Cemetery.

 

Waggoner, Elmer 16 Apr 1886 - 31 May 1945 CCR 7 Jun 1945 p1

[Note: Son of  Peter & Manerva (Climer) Waggoner; married Della Park 26 Oct 1893 - Jan 1982]

Elmer Waggoner was born April 16, 1886, son of Peter and Minerva Waggoner and departed this life May 31, 1945, at his home in Ozark at the age of 59 years. On Oct. 16, 1916, he was united in marriage to Della Keltner and to this union were born five children. He had been a member of the Ozark Christian church for many years. He is survived by his wife; three sons, Joseph E., who has just returned from service overseas, James W. with the Army in Germany and Robert B. of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Georgetta Harvey and Miss Thelma Waggoner, both of Ozark; one step son, Bernice Keltner; twin grandsons, Ronald and Donald Harvey of Ozark; two sisters Mrs. Etta Biers and Mrs. Maybell Williams of Ozark. Funeral services held Monday, June 4, in the Chaffin Funeral Home chapel were conducted by Rev. Earl Sechler of Springfield with burial in the Ozark cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home.

 

Waggoner, Flossie M. (Wills) 11 Feb 1876 - 2 Nov 1959  CCR 5 Nov 1959 p1

[Note: Daughter of  George W. & Mary Elizabeth (Chapman) Wills; married Wesley Waggoner 17 Aug 1873 - 21 Feb 1934]

Funeral services for Mrs. Flossie Waggoner, 83, of Springfield who died Monday at Springfield Baptist Hospital, were held Wednesday afternoon in the Chaffin Funeral Chapel at Ozark, with Dewayne Bray officiating. Burial was in Ozark Cemetery under direction of Chaffin. She lived most of her lifetime in the Smyrna community northeast of Ozark, and was a member for many years of the Center Point Church of Christ. She was the daughter of George and Elizabeth Wills, a pioneer Christian County couple. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Jessie Shelton of Springfield and Mrs. Ermyne Thomas of Ozark; nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

 

Waggoner, Jennie Lorena (  ) Lilly 2 May 1866 - 15 Apr 1962 CCR 26 Apr 1962 p4

[Note: Nathan’s tombstone spells his name Lilly]

Funeral services for Mrs. Jennie Lorena Waggoner, 95, who died at the Christian Rest Home in Ozark on Sunday morning April 15, were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, in the Chadwick Union Church with the Rev. Charles Shipman officiating. Burial was in Chadwick Cemetery under direction of Harris of Clever. Mrs. Waggoner was born  in Iowa, but lived much of her life in Mammoth Spring, Ark. She had lived with a son in Chadwick for seven years before going to the rest home a year ago. She is survived by a son, Nathan Lilley, Chadwick and a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Snodgrass, Guthrie, Okla.; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

 

Waggoner, Joe Elwood 9 Jun 1920 - 16 Jul 2010 SN-L 19 Jul 2010 & CCH-N 21 Jul 2010

[Note: Son of Elmer & Della (Parker) Waggoner; married 28 Nov 1945 Doris Irene Smith]

Joe Elwood Waggoner, age 90, of Ozark, passed away Friday, July 16, 2010. He was born June 9, 1920, in Selmore, the son of Elmer and Della (Parker) Waggoner. On November 28, 1945 he and Doris Irene Smith were united in marriage in Denver, Colorado. Joe served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. Following the war the family lived in Detroit, Michigan, where Joe worked for Sealtest Milk Company. In 1970 the family moved to Ozark. Joe owned and operated the Christian County Nursing Home, the only nursing home in Christian County at that time. He retired in 1980. Joe was a faithful member of First Baptist Church, of Ozark. He had served as President of the Ozark Senior Center. Survivors include his wife, Irene; five children and their spouses, Donna and Dan Serven, Larry and Deborah Waggoner, Karen and Keith Selvidge, all of Ozark, Della and Bill Cobb, Carthage, and Ruth Ann and Darcy Loy, Sparta; five grandchildren, Douglas Serven, Denise Tlustos, Benjamin Waggoner, Angela Heckart, and Amy Sullivan; and eleven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter; four siblings; and his parents. The family would like to thank Ozark Riverview Manor for the loving care given to Joe. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m., Monday, July 19, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will follow in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation will be from 4:00 - 6:00 PM Sunday in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Ozark Senior Center.
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Waggoner, Joe  ? - ? CCH-N 23 Nov 2005

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Waggoner, Irene  ? - ? CCH-N 23 Nov 2005

            Joe and Irene Waggoner are celebrating their 60th anniversary with a dinner given by their children at Riverside Inn. They were married in Denver, Colo, on Nov. 28, 1945 in Irene’s parents’ home. They lived in Detroit, Mich. Before moving to Ozark in 1970 where they operated the Christian County Nursing Home until retirement. They have five children, five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

 

Waggoner, Manerva (Climer) 2 Dec 1849 - 3 Sep 1928 CCR 20 Sep 1928 p1

[Note: Daughter of ? & ? (Straling) Climer; married 1866 Peter Waggoner 9 May 1831 - 28 Dec 1895]

Manerva Waggoner was born near Lafayette, Indiana, on December 2nd 1849 and died September 3rd at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Maybelle Williams, in Ozark, aged 78 years, 9 months and 1 day. She was united in marriage to Peter Waggoner in 1866 and to this union eight children were born: six boys and two girls, of whom only four survive. These are Mrs. Etta Biers, Wesley Waggoner, Mrs. Maybelle Williams and Elmer Waggoner, all of Ozark. Her husband died December 28th, 1895. She became a member of the Christian church at Ozark in 1916. Everyone who knew her spoke of her as Grandma Waggoner. She was a good woman, highly respected and loved by all. She has finished her days, served her generation and gone to her reward. The funeral services were held at the Christian church in Ozark, Wednesday, September 5th, at 2 o’clock. Conducted by Elder S. F. Fields and burial took place in the Ozark cemetery under the direction of B. C. Klepper.

 

Waggoner, Paul R. 10 Feb 1880 - 29 Jan 1927 CCR 3 Feb 1927 p1 & CCR 3 Feb 1927

[Note: Son of  Peter & Manerva “Bessie“ (Climer) Waggoner]

After a long and weary struggle, Paul R. Waggoner departed this life on Saturday night, January 29th at 11:15 o’clock at the home of his mother in the west part of town. He was 49 years old. Short funeral services was conducted by Daniel Gray with interment in the Ozark cemetery under the direction of the Chaffin Undertaking company.

 

Waggoner, Peter "Pete" 23 May 1901 - 31 Oct 1981  OH 5 Nov 1981p12

[Note: Son of  Bess M. & Della Mae (Wills) Waggoner; married 30 Dec 1922 Ramah Brazel 14 Sep 1905 - 14 May 2002]

Peter "Pete" Waggoner, 80, Ozark, died Oct. 31 in his home after a long illness. Mr. Waggoner, a lifelong community resident, was a retired farmer and a member of Sparta Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Ramah L; two sisters, Mrs. Lydia Robinson and Mrs. Lola Payne, both of Ozark; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held Nov. 3 in Harris Chapel with Doin Pitchford and Dwayne Bray officiating. Burial was in Linden Cemetery.

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Waggoner, Peter “Pete” 23 May 1901 - 31 Oct 1981 OH 12 Nov 1981 pB12

Card of Thanks

We would like to Thank all of our friends and relatives for their many deeds of kindness during Pete’s illness and death. May God bless each of you.  Ramah Waggoner  Lydia Robinson and family  Lou Payne and family

 

Waggoner, Ramah (Brazel) 14 Sept 1905 - 14 May 2002

[Note: Daughter of Jeff and Nola (Bradley) Brazel; married Peter “Pete” Waggoner 23 May 1901 - 31 Oct 1981]

Ramah Waggoner, age 96 of Ozark, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2002 in Ozark Nursing and Care Center. She was born September 14, 1905 in the Linden Community, the daughter of Jeff and Nola (Bradley) Brazel. She was a homemaker and worked alongside her husband on the farm for many years. Mrs. Waggoner was a member of Sparta Church of Christ. Her husband, Pete Waggoner, preceded her in death in 1981, as well as a brother, Seldon Brazel. Survivors include nieces and nephews, Lynn Payne, Mary Lee Campbell and Janet Johns, all of Ozark, and Ella Mae Bishop, Temecula, Calif.; and other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2002 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with burial in Linden Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Springfield News-Leader May 15, 2002.

 

Wagner, Clayton R. 4 Jul 1925 - 12 Feb 1984 OH 16 Feb 1984 p11

[Note: married Elaine]

Services for Clayton R. Wagner, 57, Ozark, were held Feb. 15 at Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church in Delevan, Minn. Burial was in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Delevan under the direction of Heitner Funeral Home in Wells, Minn. Mr. Wagner died Feb. 12 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a long illness. Mr. Wagner served in World War II and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Elaine; four sons, Thomas, Owatinna, Minn., Greg, Springfield, Jeff, Minneapolis,. Minn. and Mike, Calif.; three daughters, Julie Leiferman, Mapleton, Minn., Sue, stationed in Korea, and Sheila, Manketo, Minn.; and six grandchildren. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Local arrangements were by Herman Lohmeyer Funeral Chapel of Springfield.

 

Wagner, Pauline (Cornelison) 11 Aug 1925 - 22 Feb 1983 OH 3 Mar 1983 p9

[Note: Daughter of Leonard T. “Len” & Corda Ethel (  ) Cornelison; married 16 Feb 1946 Doyle Wagner 17 Sep 1923 - 22 Nov 1997]

Services for Pauline Wagner, 57, Fordland, were held Feb. 25 at Union Chapel Baptist Church south of Fordland with the  Rev. E. W. Tatum officiating. Burial was in Union Chapel Cemetery under direction of Marsh of Rogersville. Mrs. Wagner died Feb. 22 at Ozark Nursing and Care Center after a long illness. Mrs. Wagner was a member of Faith Assembly of God in Rogersville. Survivors include her husband, Doyle; two sons, Richard D., Harrisburg, Pa. and Randy Alan, Monroe, La.; one foster son, Harvey James Campbell, of the home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Len Cornelison, Rogersville; three brothers, Dale Cornelison, Sparta, Darrell Cornelison, Hartville and Jerry Cornelison, Seymour; two sisters, Mrs. Lorene Bratburg, Pierce City and Mrs. June Rookstool, Springfield and five grandchildren.

 

 

Wagner, Wanda Faye (Snider) 19 Sep 1926 - 18 Apr 1986 OH 1 May 1986 p3

[Note: Daughter of Chester John Henry & Ina Irene (Baird) Snider; married Cecil Wagner]

Graveside services for Wanda Faye Wagner, 59, Lamont, Wash., were held April 21 at Greenwood Memorial Terrace, Spokane, Washington, Mrs. Wagner died April 18 at Ritzville, Wash. following a long illness. She was born in Ozark and had lived in Lamon the past 38 years. She was a member of Lamont Community Church and Lamont Grange #889. Survivors include her husband, Cecil; four daughters, Paulette Swanack, Benton City, Wash., Charlene McClure, Orange, Calif., Cloetta Pessein, Spokane, Wash., and Carlotta Wagner, Cheney, Wash.; one brother, Bob Snider, Ozark; three step-brothers, Lester, Ike and Bill Harvey, all of Ozark; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by one son, Terry Lee, in 1952.

 

Waid, Sarah Elizabeth 2 Nov 1877 - 12 Apr 1976 OH 15 Apr 1976 p4

[Note: married John F. Waid; birthdate from SSDI]

Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Waid, 96, of 1428 South Roanoke, died at 5:15 a.m. Monday in Springfield Nursing Home after an illness of two months. She was the widow of John F. Waid who died in 1963. Mrs. Waid was a resident of Billings for more than 80 years and came to Springfield in 1963. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Billings, and a member of Women’s Progressive Farmer’s Association. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Frances Curry, 1428 South Roanoke and Mrs. Ronald Stewart, 1471 East Bennett; one sister, Mrs. Jennie Jackson, Louisville, Ky.; and three grandsons. Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the First Baptist church in Billings with the Revs. Doug Hammett and Ronald Stewart officiating. Burial was in Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora under direction of Gorman-Scharpt-Abbott, Springfield.

 

Wait, ? (?) 1864 - 7 Dec 1942 CCR 17 Dec 1942 p1

[Note: married Harry Wait]

Word has been received here that Mrs. Harry Wait died Monday, Dec. 7, in a hospital at Elk City, OK. Mrs. Wait was 78 years of age. She was a former resident of the Nubbin Hill community.

 

Waite, Eugene Willis “Gene” 10 Jun 1922 - 18 Jun 2007 SN-L 19 Jun 2007

[Note: Son of Buel & Edna (Siegrist) Waite; married 27 Mar 1943 Helen Emma Owen  - 1 Sep 1923 - 21 Jul 2005]

Eugene W. "Gene" Waite, age 85, of Nixa, Mo., formerly of Wheeling, Mo., passed away in St. John's Hospital on Monday, June 18, 2007. He was born June 10, 1922, in Wheeling, Mo., the son of Buel and Edna (Siegrist) Waite. On March 27, 1943, he was united in marriage to Helen E. Owen, who preceded him in death on July 21, 2005. Mr. Waite served his country in the U.S. Army and later retired as Postmaster in Wheeling after 34 years of service. He enjoyed collecting and refinishing antiques, working crossword puzzles and playing cards and dominoes with his family and friends. He was a charter member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Nixa. Survivors include three children, Linda Summers and husband, Larry, Springfield, Danny Waite and wife, Janet, Springfield, and Julie Waite, Nixa; four grandchildren, Christina Worth and husband, Derek, Topeka, Kan., Kyle Waite, Springfield, Mo., David Summers, Madison, Wisc., and Kari Summers, Columbia, Mo.; and one brother, Ivan Waite and wife, Betty, Raymore, Mo. He was preceded in death by his wife; son Steven Waite; parents; brother Charles Waite; and sister Cheryl Lyons. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 21, 2007, in Wheeling Cemetery, Wheeling, Mo., with Rev. Dennis Miller officiating. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 24, 2007, in the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Nixa, with Rev. Dennis Miller officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Nixa, or the charity of your choice.

 

Waite, Helen Emma (Owen) 1 Sep 1923 - 21 Jul 2005  SN-L 23 Jul 2005

[Note: Daughter of Clyde & Pearl (Baker) Owen; married 27 Mar 1943 Eugene Willis Waite 10 Jun 1922 - 18 Jun 2007]

Helen Emma Waite, age 81, of Nixa, passed away in her home Thursday, July 21, 2005. She was born September 1, 1923, in Bussey, in Marion County, Iowa. On March 27, 1943, she was united in marriage to Eugene Willis Waite. Mrs. Waite retired as Postmaster in Wheeling, Missouri. Her husband had also served in that same position prior to his retirement. She was a charter member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Nixa, and was an active volunteer at the Nixa Senior Center. She was loved by all who knew her. Survivors include: her husband, Eugene; three children, Linda Summers and husband, Larry, Springfield, Danny Waite and wife, Janet, Springfield, and Julie Waite, Nixa; four grandchildren, Christina Worth and husband, Derek, Shreveport, Louisiana, Kyle Waite, Springfield, David Summers, Madison, Wisconsin, and Kari Summers, Columbia, Missouri; and a brother, Dr. William J. Owen, Maxwell, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her mother, Pearl Baker Owen Cheney; her father, Clyde Owen; an infant son, Steven Dale Waite; two brothers, Kenneth and Robert Owen; and a sister, Mildred Watertor. A graveside funeral will be at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 24, in Wheeling Cemetery, Wheeling, Missouri. with Dr. Lee Strawhun officiating. Visitation will be from 6:30 8 p.m. today in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Aldersgate United Methodist Church or Community Hospices of America, in care of Adams Funeral Home, 109 North Truman Blvd., Nixa, MO 65714.

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Waite, Helen Emma (Owen) 1 Sep 1923 - 21 Jul 2005 CCH-N 27 Jul 2005

            Helen Emma Waite, 81, of Nixa, passed away in her home Thursday, July 21, 2005. She was born September 1, 1923, in Bussey, in Marion County, Iowa. Survivors include: her husband, Eugene; three children, Linda Summers and husband, Larry, Springfield, Danny Waite and wife, Janet, Springfield, and Julie Waite, Nixa; four grandchildren, Christina Worth and husband, Derek, Shreveport, Louisiana, Kyle Waite, Springfield, David Summers, Madison, Wisconsin, and Kari Summers, Columbia, Missouri; and a brother, Dr. William J. Owen, Maxwell, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her mother, Pearl Baker Owen Cheney; her father, Clyde Owen; an infant son, Steven Dale Waite; two brothers, Kenneth and Robert Owen; and a sister, Mildred Watertor. A graveside funeral was at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 24, in Wheeling Cemetery, Wheeling, Missouri. with Dr. Lee Strawhun officiating. Visitation was from 6:30 8 p.m. Saturday in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Aldersgate United Methodist Church or Community Hospices of America, in care of Adams Funeral Home, 109 North Truman Blvd., Nixa, MO 65714. 

 

Waite, John Paul 3 Sep 1959 - 9 Jan 2007 SN-L 11 Jan 2007

[Note: Son of Gene Paul & Betty Jo (  ) Waite]

John Paul Waite, 47, Springfield, Mo., died January 9, 2007. He was born September 3, 1959, in Springfield, Mo. John attended schools in Springfield and was employed until disabled with the City of Springfield's Public Works Department. Recently, John enjoyed time at his property in Ozark, clearing the land, creating plans on building, and walking the woods enjoying nature. John was a loving son, brother, nephew, cousin and friend. Survivors include his mother Betty Jo Waite; four sisters, Carol Rose Gee, Barbara Gonzalez and husband, Junior, Elaine Inmon, Laura Wheeler and husband, Kim; eight nephews and three nieces; three aunts, Minnie Waite, Maxine Pickle, Marcella and husband, Doyle Blackburn who is his only living uncle. Preceding him in death were his father Gene Paul Waite; uncles, Charles and Ralph Waite; aunts, Alma Holzhauser and Thelma Spivey; grandparents, Everett and Lois Eisenhour and Walter and Opal Waite; and brother-in-law, Lloyd Max Gee. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. this evening at Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home, 1947 E. Seminole, with Chapel service on Friday, January 12, 2007, at 2 p.m., with Dr. Don Brezavar officiating.

 

Wakeland, Margaret A. 1 Apr 1934 - 21 Apr 1975 OH 8 May 1975 p11

[Note: married James R. Wakeland]

Margaret A. Wakeland, fortified with the sacraments of Holy Mother Church Monday, April 21, 1975, beloved wife of James R. Wakeland, dear mother of Christine, Vicki, Jackie, Mark, Lance and Jim Wakeland, dear daughter of Katherine Willhite, dear daughter-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Bordeaux, our dear sister, niece and cousin. Funeral from Kutis Funeral Home, 2906 Gravois Thursday, April 24 9:30 a.m. to St. John the Baptist Church. Interment National Cemetery. President of Long School Mother’s Circle, Cleveland; Southwest Parent Congress Delegate, Member of Bevo 2001 Improvement Association, Boy Scouts Board of Review Chairman Troop 431, Bevo Youth Program, Development Director of Long School Resource Room and Long School Patrol Association.

 

Waldemar, Louis H. 26 Sep 1891 - 15 Aug 1986  OH 21 Aug 1986 p3

[Note: married 9 Dec 1936 Palye 20 May 1880 - 29 Jun 1977 who married first McQuade; married Lucy E. West 3 May 1911 - 22 Dec 1989]

Louis H. Waldemar, 93, Highlandville, died August 15 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield. No services were held. The body was cremated under the direction of Harris of Ozark. Mr. Waldemar was a former Chadwick resident and had resided in the Highlandville area for the past three years. He was a retired farmer and a World War I veteran. Survivors include his wife, Lucy.

 

Waldemar, Lucy E. (West) 3 May 1911 - 22 Dec 1989  OH 28 Dec 1989

[Note: Daughter of Arthur Earl & Alta Payne (Terry) West; married Louis H. Waldemar 26 Sep 1891 - 15 Aug 1986]

Lucy E. Waldemar, 78, Highlandville, died last Friday morning at Riverview Manor in Ozark: Mrs. Waldemar was born May 3, 1911. She was preceded in death by a brother, Joel West, Sr. Survivors include two sisters, Dorothy Gill, Highlandville; and Alice Holt; Highlandville; two brothers, Floyd, Highlandville, and Franklin, Olympia, Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services were held Saturday under the direction of Harris Colonial Chapel. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery.

 

Waldemar, Palye (?) McQuade 20 May 1880 - 29 Jun 1977 OH 7 Jul 1977 p2

[Note: married 6 Dec 1936 Louis H. Waldemar 26 Sep 1891 - Aug 1986; spelled Polye on marriage record]

CHADWICK - Mrs. Palye Waldemar, 96, Chadwick, died at 1:10 a.m. Wednesday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield after a short illness. A native of the state of Georgia, she had resided in Chadwick since 1903. She was a member of Chadwick Christian Church. Surviving is her husband, Louis H. The body will be cremated under the direction of Harris of Ozark.

 

Walden, Benny L. 30 Jun 1929 - 5 Mar 2006 SN-L 7 Mar 2006

[Note: Son of Burtis & Edith (  ) Walden; married 1992 Nora]

Benny L. Walden, 76, of Ozark, surrounded by his family, went home to Heaven on March 5. He was born June 30, 1929, in Blytheville, Ark. A Korean war veteran, he retired from the U.S. Army as a Senior Master Sargent. Benny worked in Public Education for 31 years as a teacher, principal and superintendent for schools in Arkansas, Missouri and Texas. His deep faith in God led him to pastor churches for 22 years in Missouri. He served as an officer for the Christian Businessman's Fellowship, and attended Cornerstone Church in Springfield. Benny is survived by his loving wife of 13 years, Nora; seven children: Sherwin and Reynell Walden, of the home; Rich and Pam Walden, Nixa; Robert and Colette Walden, Springfield; Cheryl and Joe Stafford, Marshfield; Ron and Kimberly Walden, Branson; Randy and Laura Walden, Clever; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; his brother, Leon and wife, Winnie Walden, of Dayton, Tenn.; and sister, Loretta and husband, Don Childress, of Blytheville, Ark. Benny was preceded in death by his parents, Burtis and Edith Walden; his sister, Frances Phillips; and his grandson, David Michael Walden. Benny loved his family and friends and will by greatly missed by them. Visitation is at Greenlawn South from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Cornerstone Church, and burial with military honors will be at 1 p.m. at Missouri National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can by made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Waldrep, Lewis A. 31 Jan 1929 - 26 Apr 2002  SN-L 12 May 2002

[Note: Son of Herman & Fannie (Land) Waldrep; married 1950 Velta Olivia Bradford 4 Jan 1927 - 5 Jan 1996; married 1991 Catherine Moody]

Lewis A. Waldrep, 73, Highlandville, Mo., passed away suddenly at 4 a.m. Friday, April 26, 2002 in his home. Lew was born January 31, 1929 in Texas to Herman and Fannie (Land) Waldrep. In 1936, Lew and the family moved to Chino, Calif., where he attended and graduated from Chino High School in 1948. In 1950, Lew was united in marriage to Velta Bradford and to this union three daughters were born. In 1965, the Waldrep’s moved to Ozark. Then in 1991, he was united in marriage to Cathy Moody. Over the course of their marriage they have lived in Nixa, Rogersville, and presently reside in Highlandville for the past four years. They have attended several area churches and were actively involved in a weekly Bible study. Lewis was a Christian who loved the Lord and studied His word daily. Lewis worked at Fasco Industries for 27 years where he was employed as a supervisor. After retirement he worked part time for Loomis Fargo (Wells Fargo) for the past eight years. Lewis was also very devoted to his family and was a dedicated father to his children and stepchildren. Lewis was preceded in death by his father; one brother, Marvin; an infant daughter; and the mother of his children. He is survived by his wife, Cathy of the home; two daughters, Jackie Waldrep, Ozark, Mo., and Karen Willbanks and husband Paul, Everton, Mo.; his 95 year old mother, Fannie Waldrep, Tigard, Ore.; three stepdaughters, Kimberly Anderson and husband Matt, Kersey, Colo., Wendy Mills and husband Paul, Ozark, Mo., and Juli Highley and husband Mike, Nixa, Mo.; a brother, Ervin Waldrep, Beaverton, Ore.; a sister, Betty Apling, Tigard, Ore.; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2002 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, Mo., with the Rev. Allen Harrison officiating. Burial followed in Hopedale Cemetery. Springfield News-Leader, May 12, 2002.

 

Waldrep, Velta Olivia (Bradford) 4 Jan 1927 - 5 Jan 1996  CCH-N 10 Jan 1996

[Note: Daughter of Freddie & Cleo (Maples) Bradford; married Lewis A. Waldrep 31 Jan 1929 - 26 Apr 2002]

Velta Olivia Waldrep, age 69, of Ozark, went to be with the Lord on January 5, 1996 at 8:50 p.m. in her home. Mrs. Waldrep was born on Saturday, January 4, 1927, in Ponce, Missouri to Freddie and Cleo (Maples) Bradford. She was a homemaker and loved her family very much and loved to cook. Mrs. Waldrep attended James River Assembly of God Church and will be missed by all that knew her. She is preceded in death by: Her father and an infant daughter. She is survived by: Her two daughters, Jackie Waldrep, Ozark, and Karen Willbanks, Springfield; her mother, Cleo Bradford, Ozark; two brothers, Earl Bradford, Walnut Shade, and Ted Bradford, Hesperia, Calif.; five sisters, Blanche Harris, Winlock, Wash., Juanita Barker, Nixa, June Huff, Ozark, Eva Scott, Upland, Calif., and Lela Faye Martin, Hillsboro, Oregon; and two grandchildren, Paul A. Willbanks and Heather Waldrep. Services were on Tuesday, January 9, 1996, at 10:00 a.m. at Oak Ridge Full Gospel Church with the Reverends John Lindell and Tim Snider officiating, under the .direction of Harris, a Cassity Heritage Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial followed in Schupbach Cemetery, Spokane.

 

Waldron, James Martin Eugene, Sr. 24 Jun 1948 - 14 Dec 2006 SN-L 17 Dec 2006

[Note: Son of Eugene & Mary Ann (Mortnson) Waldron; married Caroline]

James Martin Eugene Waldron, Sr. On December 14, 2006, our beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend went to be with our Lord, after a long battle of declining health. James was born June 24, 1948, in Omaha, Nebraska, the son of Eugene and Mary Ann (Mortnson) Waldron. At the age of 17, he joined the United States Army and served his country in Vietnam as a Staff Sergeant in the 25th infantry. James was a longtime resident of Chino, California, working as a superintendent of the Local Carpenters Union 1752. In 2001 James moved to the Sparta, Missouri, area where he continued his building projects and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. James prided himself with being a great father and providing for his family. James is survived by his wife Caroline Waldron; three daughters, Nicole Waldron, of Sparta, Denise Mohr and husband, Rod, and Dawn Cottrell, both of East Wenatchee, Washington; four sons, James Waldron, Jr., of Hesperia, California, Robert Waldron and wife, Debbie, of Moreno Valley, California, Patrick Waldron and wife, Michelle, of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Robert Rennaker and wife, Kristine, of Phelen, California; brother Martin Waldron and wife, Barbara, of Sparta; four sisters, Millie Latta and husband, Jon, of Ozark, Thelma Colburn, of Ontario, California, Sara Jo Waldron and Barbara Hering and husband, Gary, both of Chino, California; six grandchildren, Kayla, Ashley, Deonna, Lauren, Brandon, and Ryan; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; nieces, nephews and caring friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, James Guy Waldron; one sister, Linda George; and two brothers, Timothy Waldron and E.P. Waldron. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 18, 2006, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor James Eakins officiating. Burial with full military honors will be held at 1 p.m. in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today, December 17, 2006, in the funeral home.

 

Waldron, Leanne V. (Cunningham) 6 Feb 1948 - 25 Feb 2006 SN-L 26 Feb 2006

[Note: Daughter of Ernest & Hope (Towsley) Cunningham; married Bob Waldron]

Leanne V. Waldron, of Ozark, was called home Saturday, February 25, 2006. She was born February 8, 1948, in Glens Falls, New York, and was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Hope (Towsley) Cunningham. Leanne was a faithful disciple of Christ and worshiped at Ozark United Methodist Church. She and her husband, Bob, worked together as business partners. Leanne was also a loving companion and best friend to her husband. She loved and nurtured her family and guided them spiritually. Leanne enjoyed all of God's creatures and creations. She will be sorely missed by all whose lives she has touched. Survivors include her husband, Bob; three daughters, Lisa Nettesheim, Gansevoort, New York, Deborah Pears and husband, William, Nixa, and Bobbie Jo Mark and husband, Jeff, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; two grandchildren, Jennifer Lynn Nettesheim and Jake Medford; a brother, Ronald Cunningham and wife, Pat, Goldsboro, North Carolina; other extended family members and friends too numerous to count. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 28, in Ozark United Methodist Church with Pastor Rod Kelley officiating. Private burial will follow. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ozark United Methodist Church Building Fund, 2850 State Highway 14 East, Ozark, MO 65721.

 

Waldron, Minnie (Piere) 1886 - 14 Dec 1949 CCR 22 Dec 1949

[Note: Daughter of William & Minnie Christina (   ) Piere; married 1927 P. H. Waldron]

Mrs. P.H. Waldron, 63, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, in the Springfield Baptist hospital following a short illness. Before her marriage to Mr. Waldron, in 1927, she was Minnie Piere, born at Wisner, Neb. The Waldrons moved to Nixa 18 years ago where she was residing at the time of her death. Survivors are her husband and three brothers, Otto, Gus, and Herman Piere, all of Nebraska. Short services were conducted Friday morning at 11 o’clock at the Alma Lohmeyer Funeral home in Springfield. The body was taken to Wisner, Neb., where a second service was held Sunday afternoon with burial in the city cemetery there.

 

Wales, James Lawing 26 Apr 1872 - 15 Nov 1953 CCR 19 Nov 1953 p1

[Note: Son of James & ? ( ) Wales; married 1900 Mary Elizabeth Norton 29 Dec 1871 - 20 Apr 1941]

Funeral services for James Lawing Wales, 81 who died Sunday, Nov. 15 at the Haguewood Hospital, following a critical illness of several days, were held Tuesday, Nov 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the Chaffin Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Faust Matthews, pastor of the Ozark Christian Church conducted funeral services and burial was in Payne Cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of  Ozark. Mr. Wales was born at St. Joseph, Mo. and for many years was a prominent farmer of the Nixa community. Following his retirement several years ago, he made his home with his daughter. Mrs. C. W. McConnell and Mr.  McConnell at Ozark. Mr. Wales is survived by one daughter,. Mrs. Verna McConnell of Ozark, a grandson, Anthony McConnell; one sister, Mrs. Clara Lewis of St. Joseph, Mo; two brothers, George Wales of St. Joseph and Oliver Wales of Beatrice, Neb.; other relatives and many close friends, both in Nixa and Ozark

 

Wales, Mary Elizabeth (Norton) 29 Dec 1871 - 20 Apr 1941 CCR 24 Apr 1941 p5

[Note: Daughter of Leander & Holley (Payne) Norton; married 1900 James Lawing Wales 26 Apr 1872 - 15 Nov 1953]

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Wales, 69, who passed away unexpectedly at her home south of Nixa early Monday morning, were held Wednesday afternoon, May 23, at 3:30 pm in the Nixa Christian church. Rev. B. Frank West of Nixa officiated and burial was in the Payne cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. Mrs. Wales was the daughter of Leander and Holly Norton and was a lifelong resident of the Nixa community. In 1900 she was married to James L. Wales. She was preceded in death by two daughters and a son. Survivors include the husband, one daughter, Mrs. Verna McConnell, of Ozark, a son, Gene, and a grandson, Anthony McConnell. She also leaves three sisters, Mrs. Frank Cowan, Wichita, Kansas; Mrs. John Walter, Kansas City, and Mrs. Arthur Sigars, Springfield; four brothers, Price Norton, Nixa; Palmer Norton, Wichita; and Arthur and Lafayette Norton, Kansas City. She confessed faith in Christ at an early age and later was baptized and joined the Nixa Christian church. Her entire life was spent in untiring devotion to her family and the number of boys she mothered and befriended. She possessed the rare quality of being able to live a rich, full life, despite illness and misfortune.

 

Walker, Addie (Breazeale) 1863 - 19 Mar 1953 CCR 26 Mar 1953 p4

[Note: Daughter of John Jefferson Clark & Mary J. (Chrisman) Breazeale]

Addie Walker, 89, died at her home in Springfield Thursday morning after a lingering illness. Mrs. Walker was a sister of Oscar Breazeale, northeast of Ozark and the late George T. Breazeale. Another brother, T. J. Breazeale, lives in Salem. Wash. Funeral arrangements are incomplete awaiting word from a son who lived in California.

 

Walker, Alva J., Rev. 8 Dec 1924 - 4 Dec 2001 SN-L 5 Dec 2001

[Note: Son of Gat & Elma (Lemler) Walker; married 10 Jan 1946 Jean DeWitt]

Rev. Alva J. Walker, 76, Sparta, died Tuesday, December 4, 2001, in his home. He was born December 8, 1924 in Chadwick, the son of Gat and Elma (Lemler) Walker. He served his country in the U.S. Army during WW II. On January 10, 1946 he and Jean DeWitt were married. Rev. Walker was an ordained Assembly of God minister. He served in several churches including Pine Ridge Pentecostal Church for twelve years. He worked for Native Wood in Ozark and retired as a carpenter for Greene County. Survivors include his wife, Jean; two sons, Jim Walker and his wife, Nancy and Rick Walker and his wife, Sue, all of Ozark; four grandchildren, Dana Spinelli, Travis Walker, Clay and Cole Walker; two step grandsons, Wesley and Justin Byers; eleven brothers and sisters, Elmer Walker of Chadwick, Delmar Walker of Mossy Head, Fla., Charles Walker, Melvin Walker, Lillie White, and Ervin Walker, all of Joplin, Dixie Ramsey of Republic, Arthur Walker of Joplin, Wesley Walker, Virgie Abney and Fern Walker, all of Ozark. His parents and infant brother, Jonathan, preceded him in death. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 6, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Ben DeWitt officiating. Burial will be in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Springfield News-Leader, December 5, 2001.

 

Walker, Andrew 3 Feb 1833 - 19 May 1917 CCR 8 Jun 1917 p1

[Note: Son of David & Margaret (Pendleton) Walker]

May the 19, 1917, at the home of his daughter near Walnut Springs, Texas, where he had gone in hopes of benefiting his health. The remains were shipped to his home Sunday morning interred in the city cemetery Sunday afternoon at three o’clock, the funeral being conducted by Elder Rose of Cleburne, Texas. Andy Walker was born in the state of Tennessee February 3, 1833, being 84 years, 3 months and 16 days old at the time of his death. He moved from Tennessee to Christian county, Missouri and from here to Hill county, Texas where he had lived forty years. Deceased was a consistent member of the church of Christ, uniting with this body in 1871 at the Blue Spring school house in Christian county, Missouri. The long stretch of 84 years, which he lived, were useful ones, ever demonstrating the faith that was in him, he labored to rear an honorable family and was successful, leaving children grandchildren and great grandchildren to live on the great principles he instilled into their lives. He strove to be just to everybody, to be gentle and kind and was the soul of integrity. When the end came, it was as the sunset of a beautiful daughter, there had been no clouds on the sky of the beautiful life he had lived. He leaves five children, three in Oklahoma and two in Texas. He had merely laid down the cross on earth for the crown of heaven.  Contributed

 

Walker, Arbury “Orb” 6 Sep 1903 - 23 Nov 1928 CCR 6 Dec 1928 p1

[Note: Son of Joseph Grant & Sarah E. (Mapes) Walker; married 6 Jun 1925 Avery L. Harville 30 Aug 1910 - 27 Jul 1928; spellings from marriage record and tombstone varies from obit; wife’s tombstone and MO DC both say she died in July 1928 at age 18 of tuberculosis before his November 1928 death of pernicious anemia]

Aubry Walker was born September 6th, 1903, and departed this life November 23rd, 1928, aged 25 years, 2 months and 17 days. He was married to Miss Avery Harrivell on June 6th, 1925. He is survived by the widow, and aged father and mother, three brothers and one sister. Burial took place November 24th, 1928, under direction of B. C. Klepper.

 

Walker, Arthur 18 Jun 1885 - Feb 1972   OH 2 Mar 1972 p6

[Note: married Nellie]

ROGERSVILLE - Funeral services for Arthur Walker, 86, of Route 1, Rogersville, will be held at 1:30 p.m. last Friday in Harmony Baptist church with the Revs. Howard Blevins and James Melton officiating. Burial was in Ash Grove cemetery under the direction of Marsh of Rogersville. Mr.. Walker died last Wednesday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, after a long illness. He was a member of the Harmony Baptist Church and prior to his retirement had been an employee of the Ash Grove Lime and Cement Company for 50 years. Mr. Walker is survived by his wife, Nellie; two daughters, Mrs. Oleta Daniel, Route 12, Springfield and Mrs. Helen Moriset, 3407 Mentor, Springfield; a step-daughter, Mrs. Hazel Littrell of Parkville; and one step grandchild and eight step great grandchildren.

 

Walker, Barbara Louise 22 Feb 1947 - 11 Apr 1947 CCR 17 Apr 1947 p1

[Note: Daughter of Lloyd & Elda (Robertson) Walker]

Barbara Louise Walker was born Feb. 22, 1947 to Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Walker of Chadwick and passed away April 11, 1947. Besides her parents, she is survived by one sister, Willa Jean, of the home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Robertson of Long Run, Mo.; and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Walker of Chadwick. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in the Chadwick Union church with Mrs. Bill Stone officiating. Burial was in the Chadwick cemetery under direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Chadwick.

 

Walker, Basil Raymond 9 Mar 1900 - 6 May 1948 CCR 13 May 1948

[Note: Son of James Calvin “Jim” & Iva (Newton) Walker; married 28 May 1925 CCM Eula Edna Mills 23 Sep 1906 - 12 Jun 2002]

Basil Walker was born in Christian county, Missouri on March 9, 1900, and passed away at his home near Bradleyville, Mo., on May 6, 1948. He was a lifelong resident of Christian county. He was united in marriage to Miss Eula Mills on May 28, 1924, and to this union two children were born. He was a member of the Church of Christ near Bradleyville and took an active part in the work of the church. Survivors are his wife, Eula; one son, J.W. of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Marie Jones of Monett, Mo.; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Walker of Oldfield; two brothers, Paul and John Walker; one grandson, Glen Walker Jones of Monett. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon in the Bradleyville school auditorium by Bro. Porter with burial in the Sparta cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

Walker, Bessie L. (Johns) Nov 1897 - 17 Apr 1944 CCR 4 May 1944 p1

[Note: Daughter of William Henry & Mary Alice (Smith) Walker; married Frank Walker]

Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Bessie Walker, wife of Frank Walker, who died April 17 at her home at Alspaugh, Calif., Mr. and Mrs. Walker are former Chadwick residents, having moved to California eight years ago. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Cora Lewis of Sparta.

 

Walker, Beulah C. (Little) 9 Jan 1918 - 30 Jun 2009 SN-L 2 Jul 2009

[Note: Daughter of David & Zetta (Jones) Little; married 27 Jun 1936 Robert F. “Ted” Walker ? - 7 May 1995]

Mrs. Beulah C. (Little) Walker, 91, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2009 in Mercy Villa, Springfield, Missouri. She was born January 9, 1918 in Clever, Missouri, the daughter of David and Zetta (Jones) Little. Beulah was united in marriage to R.F. "Ted" Walker on June 27, 1936. She was a member of the Clever United Methodist Church, where she served as the pianist and organist for many years. She was also a member of the Ladies Quilting Group. Beulah was employed as a cook at the Clever school, and a seamstress at the old Heers Department Store in Springfield. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ted, May 7, 1995; a grandson; and her parents. She is survived by her children, Betty Bradberry and her husband Reid, Battlefield, Bonnie Herndon, Bill Walker, and David Walker and his wife Margaret, all of Springfield; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and other extended family and close friends. The family wishes to express a special thank-you to the Mercy Villa Staff, for the love and care given to their mother. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 3, 2009 in Frazier Cemetery, Boaz, Missouri, with Rev. Lynn Swadley, Jr. officiating, under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. No visitation has been planned. Contributions may be made to the Frazier Cemetery, in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com

 

Walker, Beverly Fae (Grimes) 21 Apr 1938 - 19 Jul 2009 SN-L 21 Jul 2009

[Note: Daughter of Ira & Wilma ( ) Grimes; married James Carl Walker]

Beverly Fae Walker, age 71, of Ponce de Leon, passed away Sunday. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Friday in Ponce Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Ponce de Leon Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

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Walker, Beverly Fae (Grimes) 21 Apr 1938 - 19 Jul 2009  CCH-N 22 Jul 2009

Beverly Fae Walker, 71, of Ponce de Leon, passed away July 19, 2009.  She was born April 21, 1938, in Washburn, the daughter of Ira and Wilma Grimes. On Nov. 18, 1957, she and James Carl Walker were united in marriage. Beverly loved her family and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an avid flower gardener and always looked forward to being outdoors. She was preceded in death by her husband J.C., and her parents Ira Grimes of Wichita, Kan., and Wilma Grimes, Washburn. Survivors include: Two sons, Eddie Walker and wife Gail of Ponce de Leon and Jamie Walker and Josh Harvey of Branson; a daughter, Angie Bond and husband Jimmy, McCord Bend; three grandchildren, Benni Walker and Mary Hembree, Ponce de Leon, Jamaica Bond and Kyle Kelleman, Ozark, and Sunni Bond, McCord Bend; two step-grandchildren LaStacia Jenkins and husband Marty of Oak Grove, and Walker Erwin of Ponce de Leon; two great-grandchildren, Annabella Kelleman, Ozark, and Melissa Walker, Ponce de Leon; two sisters, Jane Whiting and husband Van, Ponce de Leon, and Alma Williams and husband Jack of Cassville; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and many other family members. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. July 23 in Ponce Baptist Church,  with Pastor Paul Winchester officiating. Burial will follow in Ponce de Leon Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. July 23 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Wachner, Kenneth 4 Oct 1935 - 9 Jan 2005 SN-L 11 Jan 2005

[Note: Son of Herbert & Verna (Field) Wachner; married Marilyn]

Kenneth Wachner, 69, died on Sunday, January 9, 2005 in his home in Christian County. Kenneth was born on October 4, 1935 to the late Herbert Wachner and Verna Field in Saginaw, Mich. He served a term in the U.S. Marine Corp and received an honorable discharge. Kenneth worked as an accountant for the U.S. General Accounting Office for 28 years and for the accounting firm of Tichner and Associates for 14 years. He is preceded in death by his father, two step fathers, three brothers, wife Janet and daughter Susie. Survivors include wife Marilyn; mother Verna Field; sons Ted and Jim Wachner; stepson Steve Stealy and five grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. in Messiah Lutheran Church, 925 E. Seminole, Springfield, Mo. Cremation is under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home South. Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to Crosslines, c/o Council of Churches of the Ozarks, 627 N. Glenstone, Springfield, Mo. 65802.

 

Waddle, Lawrence A. Jan 1900 - 16 Oct 1963   CCR 24 Oct 1963

[Note: Son of Beverly & Annie (  ) Waddle]

Lawrence A. Waddle, 63, a native of the Highlandville community, died Oct. 16 at his home in Abilene, Kan. Burial was Oct. 19 at Abilene. Survivors include his wife, Allene; two stepsons; two sisters, Katherine Clifton of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Muffet McBride of Tulsa; two brothers, Frank of Tulsa and Beverly of Oklahoma City; an aunt, Amelia Forrester of Springfield; and an uncle, Charles Kentling of Highlandville.

 

Waddle, Luther H. 10 Sep 1881 - 16 Jan 1980 OH 24 Jan 1980 p8

Luther H. Waddle, 98, Ozark, died Jan. 16 in the Christian County Nursing Home after a short illness. Mr. Waddle, a native of Ash Grove, had lived with his daughter, Mrs. Vivien Whittington, Ozark for the past 5 1/2 years. Services were held Friday in Harris Chapel with the Rev. James Robinson officiating. Burial was in Maple Park Cemetery, Springfield.

 

Waddle, Willam H. 1886 -16 Mar 1949  CCR 24 Mar 1949

[Note: Son of B. L. & Annie (Kentling) Waddle; married Elizabeth Rose]

William H Waddle, 62, died at his home in St. Louis, March 16, and was buried there Saturday the 19th. He was the son of the late B. L. and Annie Kentling Waddle. Survivors are the widow, Elizabeth Rose; one daughter, Mrs. Opal Hanson; one granddaughter, Mrs. Frances Grandt; two great-grandchildren, Muffett and Bobby Grandt; three brothers, Beverly H. of Oklahoma City, OK, Frank of Tulsa, OK and Lawrence of Los Angeles, CA; two sisters, Mrs. Katherine Clifton of Branson, MO and Mrs. Ray McBride of Tulsa, Ok.

 

Wade, ? 1916 - Feb 1920 CCR 27 Feb 1920 p1

[Note: Son of William C. “Will” & Dolly (Lewis) Wade; name of one of the three sons]

Will Wade, living south of here on Woods’ Fork, died Wednesday the 18 inst, of pneumonia following influenza and was buried the 19th at the Carter cemetery. His wife died from the same malady the night following her husband’s burial  and was buried beside her husband in the Carter cemetery. Two children were lying at the point of death at the time of the burial of the parents, The mother of Mr. Wade died the week preceding the death of the son. Later, Since the death of the parents, three sons have died, aged respectively 14, 11 and 3 years, leaving only the two weeks old baby which is now sick with little hopes if its recovery. Thus the whole family have passed away in little more than a week’s time.

 

Wade, Alice (Maxwell) 20 Mar 1865 - 5 Jul 1939 CCR 6 Jul 1939 p1 & SL-P 6 Jul 1939

[Note: Daughter of ? & Nancy (Teague) Maxwell; married Wash M. Wade 21 Jan 1858 - 31 Jul 1937]

Mrs. Alice Wade, 74, widow of Wash M. Wade, founder of the Southern Trust company, died at 6:25 o’clock last night at her home, 501 East Grand. Mrs. Wade was the organizer of the first Presbyterian church in Taney county which later became the School of the Ozarks. She was a native of Lawrence county. Surviving are two brothers, Robert Maxwell of Fort Worth, Texas, and James Maxwell of Ava; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Hillard of Republic and Mrs. Sarah Hendrix of Exeter, MO. Funeral services will be held at 10 o’clock Saturday morning in the Alma Lohmeyer Funeral chapel with Dr. Arthur J. McClung officiating. Pallbearers will be George McCann, S.T. Gresham, G.H. Pahlman, Ed Roblee, H.T. Ford and Neil Gray—Springfield Leader-Press, Thursday, July 6.

Wade, Alicia Ann (Chumbley) 27 Jun 1929 - 10 Oct 2011 SN-L 13 Oct 2011

[Note: Daughter of Vernon & Grace ( ) Chumbley; married 1953 R. Clell Wade]

Alicia Ann Wade passed away Oct. 10, 2011 in Christian Health Care of Nixa. She was born June 27, 1929, in Cassville, MO to Vernon and Grace Chumbley. Alicia left her hometown of Cassville in 1953 when she married R. Clell Wade. She spent most of her life in Quincy, IL., where she raised her family. They retired back to Cassville in 1979, and lived there until 1990 when they moved to Springfield, MO. She enjoyed the Fine Arts her entire life with a natural talent of such. She was a pianist, a painter, and had a love of 'Fancy Work'. She was a true lover of nature, loved by people and was a member of The Kingsway United Methodist Church in Springfield. Preceding her in death was her husband of 58 years; 1 brother, Charles Chumbley, and her eldest son, Keith Wade. She is survived by three of her children, Karan Hutton, Kelly Wade, Kim Wade, and her grandchildren, Chris Nickle and Stacy Watson. Graveside services will be held Friday October 14, at 2:00pm in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens under the direction of Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home, 4500 S. Lone Pine, Springfield, MO Online condolences may be made at www.klingnerfuneralhome.com

 

Wade, Alta Jane (Stacy) 12 Nov 1884 - 23 Sep 1934 CCR 20 Sep 1934 p8

[Note: Daughter of Newton & Mary (Adamson) Stacy; married 25 Nov 1903 Dr. Earl E. Wade 8 Jun 1875 - 30 Apr 1933]

Alta Jane Stacy was born in Sparta on Nov. 12, 1884, and died at her home in Clever, Sept. 23, 1934, aged 49 years, 10 months and 11 days. She was married to Dr. Earl E. Wade on Nov. 25, 1903. To this union two children were born, Hazel and Mrs. Grace Little, both of Clever. She is also survived by one brother, Otto Stacy of Springfield, two grandchildren, James Earl and Jaqueline Little, one nephew, Joe Earl Stacy and a host of friends. She was converted in one of Gordon Tokey’s services several years ago and was a member of the Clever Methodist Church. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Methodist church at Clever with Rev. Gordon Tokey of Springfield and Rev. Foster of Clever officiating. Burial was made in the Mt. Carmel cemetery under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home.

 

Wade, Andrew Franklin 18 May 1913 - 16 May 1985 OH 30 May 1985 p3

Graveside services for Andrew Franklin Wade, 71, Ozark, were held May 18 in Blue Eye Cemetery with the Rev. Martin Micke officiating, Burial was under the direction of Whelchel Funeral Home, Branson, Mr. Wade died May 16 in Ozark Nursing  and Care Center after a long illness. Survivors include three sisters, Etta Davis, Woodland, Calif., Rose Marchant, Springfield and Lula Davis, San Dimas, Calif.

 

Wade, Bradley W. 16 May 1966 - 6 Sep 1997  CCH-N 10 Sep 1997

[Note: Son of John & Barbara (  ) Wafe; married Lori Roberts]

Bradley W. Wade, Nixa, died Sept. 6 at his home in Nixa. The son of John and Barbara Wade, Cabool, he was born May 16. 1966. He was employed by Finley River Motor Co., Ozark. Survivors include: his wife, Lori (Roberts) Wade; children, Spenser, Eddie, Shilo, and twins Jenson and Jordan; his parents; four brothers, Carl Campbell, Norwood, J.D. Wade and Glen Dean Wade of Fulbrooke, Ca., James Wade, Cabool; two sisters, Patty Bass, Mt. Grove, and Sharon Wade, Tennessee. Visitation will be after 10:00 a.m. today, Sept. 10, at Craig-Hurt-Bradley Funeral Home in Mt. Grove. The family will receive friends at the funeral home in Mt. Grove from 7-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 11, at 2 p.m. at Craig-Hurt-Bradley Funeral Home in Mt. Grove.

 

Wade, Clell 1912 - 24 Feb 1920 CCR 27 Feb 1920 p1

[Note: Son of William G. “Will” & Dolly (Lewis) Wade]

Will Wade, living south of here on Woods’ Fork, died Wednesday the 18 inst, of pneumonia following influenza and was buried the 19th at the Carter cemetery. His wife died from the same malady the night following her husband’s burial  and was buried beside her husband in the Carter cemetery. Two children were lying at the point of death at the time of the burial of the parents, The mother of Mr. Wade died the week preceding the death of the son. Later, Since the death of the parents, three sons have died, aged respectively 14, 11 and 3 years, leaving only the two weeks old baby which is now sick with little hopes if its recovery. Thus the whole family have passed away in little more than a week’s time.

 

Wade, Dolly (Lewis) 1883 - 19 Feb 1920 CCR 27 Feb 1920 p1

[Note: Daughter of  James Cannady & Rosa ( ) Lewis; married 16 Sep 1900 William C. Wade 1873 - 18 Feb 1920; no MODC found]

Will Wade, living south of here on Woods’ Fork, died Wednesday the 18 inst, of pneumonia following influenza and was buried the 19th at the Carter cemetery. His wife died from the same malady the night following her husband’s burial  and was buried beside her husband in the Carter cemetery. Two children were lying at the point of death at the time of the burial of the parents, The mother of Mr. Wade died the week preceding the death of the son. Later, Since the death of the parents, three sons have died, aged respectively 14, 11 and 3 years, leaving only the two weeks old baby which is now sick with little hopes if its recovery. Thus the whole family have passed away in little more than a week’s time.

 

Wade, Earl E., Dr. 8 Jan 1875 - 30 Apr 1933 CCR 4 May 1933 p7

[Note: Son of James & Mary (Wood) Wade; married 25 Nov 1903 Alta Jane Stacey 12 Nov 1884 - 23 Sep 1934]

Funeral services for Dr. E.E. Wade, aged 57, a prominent physician of Christian county, who died at his home in Clever Sunday morning, April 30, were held at 2 p.m. at the M.E. Church in Clever, conducted by Rev. J.W. Manney, the pastor. Dr. Wade was born in Berryville, Ark., in 1875. He had been located at Clever the past 25 years. The survivors are his widow and two daughters, Hazel and Mrs. Grace Little; one brother, Harve Wade of Union City, one grandson, James Earl Little and many other relatives and a host of friends. Burial was made in the Mt. Carmel cemetery under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

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Wade, Earl E., Dr. 8 Jan 1875 - 30 Apr 1933 CCR 11 May 1933 p1

Dr. Earl E. Wade was born in Berryville, Ark., June 8, 1875, and departed this life at his home in Clever April 30, 1933, aged 57 years, 10 months and 22 days. He was married to Miss Alta Stacy Nov. 25, 1903. To this union two children were born, Miss Hazel and Mrs. Grace Little. He received his education at Clark’s Academy and attended medical school at St. Louis for three years and one year at Nashville. Prior to this time he taught school in the public schools of Northern Arkansas. He has been a physician in and near Clever for the past 30 years. He was converted and united with the Clever M.E. Church of which he was a member at the time of his death. He was a kind and loving husband and father, a good citizen, and was loyal to his family and friends. A mass of beautiful floral offerings attested to the high esteem in which Dr. Wade was held. His going is a great loss to the town and community. Survivors are his widow, two children, one brother, T.H. Wade of Union City, one grandson, James Earl Little, and a host of friends to mourn his departure. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 2, at 2 p.m. at the M.E. Church in Clever, conducted by the pastor, Rev. J.W. Manning, assisted by Rev. R.R. Cook, pastor of Clever Baptist church. Burial was made in the Mt. Carmel cemetery under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home.

 

Wade, Elijah P. 1858 - 2 May 1907 CCR 23 May 1907 p1

[Note: Son of William B. & ? ( ) Wade; married before 1880 Francis Ellen Glossip 1859 - 27 Aug 1913]

Elijah P. Wade died at Springfield, Mo. on May 2nd, 1907 of sciatic rheumatism after a lingering illness of over one year, aged 48 years. He was the eldest son of William B. Wade, deceased, who died at Rolla, Mo. Jan, 1862, while a private in Col. John S. Phelps’ Regt. U. S. Vol. Inf. At the time of his death, he left surviving him his wife. who is now deceased and one other son, William H. Wade of this county, to struggle for an existence the best they could. Soon after the civil war, his mother with her little family of two boys moved to Gideon barrens in this county, where he worked on the farm for the support of his family and attended the district school till 1872 when his mother moved to Springfield, Mo. where the deceased completed his education and returned to the farm in about five or six years where he farmed and taught school. He was united in marriage with Ellen Glossup, of which union there was born three children, Delbert, Ross and Minda, who with their mother, are living in Springfield, Mo. where he moved in 1893 and engaged in the family grocery trade and resided until his death in the said city. Elijah P. Wade was amongst our best and left a good competence for his widow. He was a christian gentleman - having united with the Protestant Methodist church at the age of sixteen years. He was an honorable member of the I. O. O. F. and as buried by Harmony Lodge No, 71. to which he belonged at his death. The most and best we can say for him is that he was a good man - there were none better. Why lament the Christian dying Why indulge in tears of gloom Calmly on his Lord relying - He had met the open tomb, Hark! The golden harps are ringing Sound celestial fills his ears Millions now in Heaven singing Greets his joyful entrance there We miss the father from our home; We miss thee from thy place A shadow o’er our life is cast We miss thy smiling face - We miss thy kind and willing hand Thy fond and earnest care. Our home is dark without thee, We miss thee everywhere.  A friend.

 

Wade, Elizabeth Catherine (Henry) 5 May 1863 - 23 May 1938 CCR 26 May 1938 p3

[Note: Daughter of Joseph & Martha (Miller) Henry; married 2 Jul 1882 CCM Thomas C. Wade 26 Sep 1853 - 26 Nov 1944]

Mrs. Elizabeth Catherine Wade, 75, wife of T.C. Wade, died at their home northeast of Ozark about 9:30 o’clock Monday night, following an illness of two weeks. She was the mother of Fred O. Wade of this city. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home with burial in the Mt. Carmel cemetery south of Clever. The Chaffin Funeral Home was in charge. A more complete obituary will appear next week.

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Wade, Elizabeth Catherine (Henry) 5 May 1863 - 23 May 1938 CCR 2 Jun 1938 p1

Elizabeth Wade was born near Petelo creek in Webster county, now Christian county, May 5, 1863, and departed this life May 23, 1938, aged 75 years and 18 days. She was united in marriage to Thomas C. Wade July 2, 1882. To their union were born five children, all of whom are living. They are Wash M. Wade, Ponce de Leon, Mo., Fred O. Wade, Ozark, Cassie Garoutte, Clever, Nancy Roberts, Springfield, and Efton Wade, Ponce de Leon. She left surviving her the husband, Thomas C. Wade, her five children, 12 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She professed faith in Christ early in life and united with the Methodist church. She was known for her hospitality and good-neighborly spirit.

 

Wade, Frances Ellen  (Glossup) 30 May 1858 - 27 Aug 1913 CCR 29 Aug 1913

[Note: married  Elizah P. Wade 1859 - ?]

Mrs. Ellen Wade, widow of the late E. P. Wade of Springfield was found dead in her bed Tuesday morning, The Wades were formerly residents of this county near Bengal and still have many relatives living in the county.

 

Wade, Fred O. 19 Jun 1885 - 10 Apr 1972  CCR 13 Apr 1972 p8

[Note: Son of Thomas C. & Elizabeth Catherine (Henry) Wade; married Grace 13 Jul 1881 - Nov 1978]

Fred O. Wade, 86, of Ozark, died at 2:30 p.m. Monday after suffering an apparent heart attack on his fishing boat at Noland Point on Bull Shoals Lake, near Lutie. He suffered the heart attack wile still in the boat dock and was discovered by the boat-dock owner. Mr. Wade was a former Christian County Assessor and Recorder of Deeds. He had owned the Ozark Abstract Company for many years, and was a member of Cassidy Methodist Church. He retired in 1960. He was a member of the Friend Lodge No. 352, of which her serves as Master in 1940. He was a member of St. Christopher Conclave No. 56 Red Cross of Constantine in Springfield, a member of the Vincil Chapter No. 110 Royal Arch Masons in Springfield, and a member of the Ozark Chapter No. 98 of the Order of the Eastern Star. Mr. Wade had been a Zabud Council 25 Royal and Selected Master, was a former deputy grand master and a district grand lecturer, and had served on other grand lodge committees in the 54th Masonic District. Surviving are his wife, Grace; and a sister, Mrs. Cassie Garoutte, Forsyth. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today in Harris Chapel here with the Rev. C. H. Sleeth officiating. Burial will be in Hazelwood Cemetery with Masonic Rites to be conducted.

 

Wade, Gertrude “Gertie” (Bass) 2 Feb 1882 - 17 Aug 1946 CCR 22 Aug 1946 p1

[Note: Daughter of John Shannon & Clarinda Clementine “Clara” (Massey) Bass; married 25 Nov 1903 Dr. James Hughey Wade 21 Aug 1873 - 5 Aug 1950]

Mrs. Gertrude Bass Wade was born Feb. 2, 1882, and passed away at her home in Ozark on Aug. 17, 1946, following a lingering illness. She was united in marriage to Dr. J.H. Wade on Nov. 24, 1903, and to this union was born one daughter, Dr. and Mrs. Wade moved from Ponce de Leon, Mo., to Ozark in 1920, and Mrs. Wade became active in church work, also she was an active member of the Rebecca Lodge, Order of Eastern Star and the Ladies Literary Club until ill health forced her to retire from such activities. She was a member of the Methodist church, being converted at an early age. Surviving are her husband, Dr. J.H. Wade of Ozark; one daughter, Mrs. Beryl Blunn of Broomfield, Colo.; three grandsons, James, Richard, and Rondal Blunn; her mother, Mrs. Clara Bass of Lowery City, Mo.; one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Welch of Lowery City; and one brother, T.E. Bass or Tulare, Calif. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon in the Chaffin Funeral Home chapel by Rev. S. Frazier with burial in Hazelwood cemetery in Springfield under direction of Chaffin.

 

Wade, Harold 11 Nov 1937 - 24 Dec 1977 OH 29 Dec 1977 p5

[Note: Son of Benjamin F.  & Mary Edna (McKinnon) Wade]

ROGERSVILLE - Graveside services for Harold Wade, 40, Route 1, Rogersville, were at 1 p.m. Tuesday in West Finley Cemetery Southeast of here with the Rev. Burney Claxton officiating. Burial will be under direction of Marsh Funeral Home of Rogersville. Mr. Wade died after noon on Saturday. The body was found about 9:15 a.m. Sunday by a member of the family, according to Webster County Sheriff and acting coroner Gene Fraker, who ruled the death a suicide. Sheriff Fraker said Mr. Wade had arrived home Friday night on a holiday leave from Fulton State Hospital. Mr. Wade was a member of Waynesville Baptist Church. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Mary Edna Wade, Route 1, Rogersville; four brothers, Emmett and Virgil, both of Waynesville, C. J. of Route 1, Rogersville and George of Flat Rock, Ill. and four sisters, Mrs. Mary Hampton, Dodge City, Kan,, Mrs. Virginia Porter, Route 1, Rogersville, Mrs. Dorothy Greer, Waynesville and Mrs. Ruth Campbell, Townada, Ill.

 

Wade, Ida E. (Baugh) 19 May 1890 - 26 Feb 1947  CCR 6 Mar 1947 p1

[Note: Daughter of William & Susan (Pope) Wade; married 24 Feb 1907 Washington M. Wade 9 May 1883 - 25 Apr 1959; tombstone gives name as Ila E.]

Mrs. Ida E. Wade was born May 19, 1890, and passed away Feb. 26, 1947. She was married to Washington M. Wade on Feb. 24, 1907, and to this union six children were born. She professed faith in Christ early in life and united with the Baptist church where she remained a faithful member until death. Surviving are her husband, W.M. Wade, four sons, Gilbert of Springfield, Ward and Ivan of Fillmore, Calif., Dale of Spokane, two daughters, Mrs. Lillian Davis of Ponce de Leon and Miss Maxine Wade of the home; 12 grandchildren; two brothers, Pearl Baugh of Crane and William Baugh of White City; one sister, Mrs. William Mathes of Galena. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Ponce de Leon church by Rev. Worth Caughron with burial in the church cemetery under direction of Chaffin of Ozark.

 

Wade, Iva Ann (McConnell) 26 Jun 1889 - 7 Jun 1969 CCR 12 Jun 1969 p8

[Note: Daughter of William Alexander & Mary B. (Ray) McConnell; married William Taylor Wade 5 Apr 1883 - 6 Aug 1967]

Mrs. Iva A. Wade, 79, of Springfield, died at 8:35 p.m. Saturday in the Springfield Osteopathic Hospital where she had been a patient for one day. Mrs. Wade, a native of Christian County, moved to Springfield in 1919, and was a member of the Hamlin Memorial Baptist Church. She is survived by a foster son, Capt. Raymond Wade, Jr., chaplain in the U. S. Army at Ft. Bragg, N. C.; two daughters, Mrs. Elma Stockstill and Mrs. Erma Evans, both of Springfield; five grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; one great, great grandchild; and two sisters, Mrs. Lina Patton, Republic and Mrs. Frankie Geil. Funeral services were at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Harris Chapel, Nixa, with the Rev. Carl Garrett officiating. Burial was in McConnell Cemetery west of Nixa.

 

Wade, J. Efton 7 Oct 1895 - 15 May 1971  CCR 20 May 1971 p4

[Note: Son of Thomas C. & Elizabeth Catherine (Henry) Wade; married Maude E. 17 Feb 1894 - 12 Jan 1988]

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday in the First Baptist Church at Ponce de Leon for J. Efton Wade, 75, who died at his home one half mile east of Ponce de Leon at 9:45 Saturday of an apparent heart attack. The Rev. Lloyd Richardson officiated and burial was in Ponce de Leon Cemetery under direction of Harris Funeral Home of Ozark. Graveside rites were conducted by Galena Masonic Lodge. Mr. Wade had been a resident of Ponce de Leon and of the Galena Masonic Lodge, he had worked 14 years with the Missouri Highway Department as a heavy equipment operator. Prior to that he had worked at Atlas Powder Company in Jasper County. Survivors include his wife, Maude E.; one son, Jack D. Wade, Albuquerque, N., M.; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Buck of the home; one brother, Fred Wade, Ozark; one sister, Mrs. Cassie Garoutte, Forsyth; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

 

Wade, James Hughey, Dr. 21 Aug 1873 - 6 Aug 1950 CCR 10 Aug 1950

[Note: Son of John Pleasant & Rachel Elizabeth (Choate) Wade; married 25 Nov 1903 Gertrude Bass 2 Feb 1882 - 17 Aug 1946]

Dr. James H. Wade, who served this section as physician for half a century, died Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Montie Blunn at Denver, Colo. Dr. Wade began his practice of medicine at Ponce de Leon immediately after his graduation from medical school in 1897. He practiced there until 1920 when he moved to Ozark. He retired from active work because of ill health two years ago. He had been at his daughter’s home since last winter. Born August 21, 1873, he would have been 77 years old this month. He was born on a farm west of Spokane, the second son of John P. and Rachel Wade. He received his degree of doctor of medicine from the Barnes Medical College in St. Louis April 6, 1897. On November 25, 1903, Dr. Wade married Gertrude Bass, daughter of John Bass, a pioneer of the Ozarks. To them one daughter was born, Beryl Wade Blunn. He is survived by his daughter, three grandsons, James, Richard and Ronnie Blunn of Denver, and by a sister, Mrs. Arthur Tewmey of Springfield. His wife died in 1946. Dr. Wade was a member of the Presbyterian Church and the Masonic lodge at Ozark. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Chaffin Funeral Home with the Rev. Floyd Hanks officiating. Burial was in Hazelwood cemetery. Masonic services at the grave were conducted by Friend Lodge No. 352.

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Wade, James H. 21 Aug 1873 - 5 Aug 1950 CCR 28 Sep 1950

Resolution of Respect to the Memory of Brother J.H. Wade

Whereas; It has pleased the Supreme Architect of the Universe to call from labor to rest eternal, our beloved brother J.H. Wade who departed this life on August 5th, 1950, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. M.E. Blunn, at Golden, Colorado. Brother Wade was born August 21, 1873. Brother Wade graduated from Medical School in 1897, and started his private practice at Ponce de Leon in the same year. Brother Wade moved to Ozark, Mo. In 1920 and has practiced at Ozark until about two years ago when he retired and went to live with his daughter in Golden, Colorado. Brother Wade was raised a Master Mason at Reed Springs, Mo. And was admitted December 22, 1923, to Friend Lodge, No. 352, and was a member of this lodge at the time of his death. Here be it resolved: That in the death of Brother Wade his family lost a devoted Father, the lodge a faithful and most useful member, the community a loyal physician who will always be remembered as helping the sick. Brother Wade was given a Masonic burial by Friend Lodge, conducted by Brother Klinger of Springfield, Mo. Assisted by Friend Lodge officers and Brothers. Be it Resolved: That a copy of these resolutions be spread upon our records and a copy be published in the newspaper printed and published in Ozark, Mo., and a copy sent to his daughter.

W.C. Taylor  R.R. Farthing  F.T. Wernet  24-1 Committee

 

Wade, John Leroy 10 Jan 1934 - 29 Jul 2000  CCH-N 2 Aug 2000

[Note: Son of Forest Lee & Nadine (Shipman) Wade; married Shirley Dean Dilley]

John Leroy Wade, 66, Sparta, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2000 in his home. He was born January 10, 1934 in Sparta, the son of Forest Lee Wade and Nadine Shipman. Mr. Wade was married to Shirley Dean (Dilley) Wade. He was a retired maintenance mechanic at Rose Metal. Mr. Wade was a U.S. Navy Veteran.  Survivors include, his wife, Shirley, Sparta; a daughter, Diana Hiltts, Portland, Or.; a stepdaughter, Florista Bostic, Oldfield; two brothers, Jim Workman, Garrison and Michael Workman, Ozark; and six grandchildren. His body has been cremated. No public services were held. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Wade, John Wesley 11 Dec 1922 - 1 Jun 2009 SN-L 2 Jun 2009

[Note: Son of Ervy & Amy ( ) Wade; married Irene]

Mr. John Wesley Wade, 86, Billings, passed away Monday, June 1, 2009 in Christian Health Care West, Springfield, Missouri. He was born on December 11, 1922 in Republic, Missouri, the son of Ervy and Amy Wade. John served his country during World War II as a Merchant Marine, and retired from Dayco, in Springfield, in 1984. He and his wife, Irene, lived in Billings until his retirement. They moved to Florida for 12 years before moving back home to be with children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. A son, Kevin; his parents; and a brother, Raymond, preceded John in death. He is survived by his wife, Irene; four children and their spouses, Arthur and Debbie Wade, state of New York, John Jr. and Louanne Wade, Billings, Karen and John Salchow, Billings, and Millie and George Hyde, Springfield; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; and many other extended family and close friends. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 4, 2009 in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Burial, with military honors, will follow in Wade Chapel Cemetery, Republic. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Diabetes Foundation. Online condolences may be made at www.meadors funeralhome.com

 

Wade, Joseph 13 Feb 1866 - 15 Apr 1939 CCR 11 May 1939 p1

[Note: Son of John Pleasant “Ples” & Rachel Elizabeth (Choate) Wade; married 1889 Cynthia Turner]

Joseph Wade was born Feb. 13, 1868, in Christian county near Spokane. In 1889 he married Cynthia Turner of near Montague. He was in the general mercantile business in Ponce de Leon for several years before going to Colorado in 1924. He passed away at his home in Cortez, Saturday, April 15. He is survived by his widow, one daughter, Mrs. Ottie Harlan, and a son, Elga, three grandchildren, all of Cortez, a brother, Dr. J.H. Wade of this city and a sister, Mrs. A.T. Tewney of Springfield.

 

Wade, Joseph R. 9 Jun 1844 - 7 Jan 1923  CCR 12 Jan 1923 p1

[Note: Son of Joseph & Nancy (Silvey) Wade; married c1869 in Dade Co MO Martha McGinnis 23 Oct 1852 - 2 Nov 1928; MO DC says mother’s maiden name Silvey, but other records say Shirley]

Card of Thanks

We wish to thank our many friends and neighbors, also Dr. Young of Ponce De Leon and Dr. Wade of Ozark who so kindly assisted us during the sickness and death of our husband and father.

Mrs. Joseph R. Wade  Mrs. J. C. Howard  Mrs. J. G. Holt

 

Wade, Kevin D. 21 Dec 1956 - 16 Jun 1990 NN-E 5 Jul 1990

[Note: Son of John & ? (?) Wade; married Pam]

Kevin D. Wade, 33, Billings, was declared deceased June 26, 1990, after being swept away in a drainage ditch June 16, 1990, in Okinawa, Japan. He was born Dec. 21, 1956, to Mr. and Mrs. John Wade Sr. He is survived by his wife, Pam; and two sons, Kasey and Jon, all of the home; his parents; two brothers, Arthur, Howard Beach, N.Y., and John Jr., Billings; two sisters, Karen Salchow, Billings, and Millie Hyde, Springfield; his maternal grandmother, Angela Avila, Brooklyn, N.Y.; and several aunts; uncles; nieces and nephews. A memorial service with full military honors was held Saturday, June 30, in Billings Old High School Gym. A party to celebrate his life was held Saturday in the home of Chuck and Shirley Hedrick.

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Wade, Kevin, Staff Sgt. 1957 - 16 Jun 1990 OH 28 Jun 1990

[Note: married Pam]

Memorial services with full military honors will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Billings High School gym for U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Kevin Wade, who was declared dead by Marine Corps officials Tuesday morning. Wade, 33, a computer technician stationed in Okinawa Japan, was swept into the Pacific Ocean June 16 and is presumed drowned based on the length of his disappearance, said 1st Sgt. B.A. Vendergriff with the U.S. Marine Reserve Training Center in Springfield. The body of Lance Cpl. Johnson, no first name available, of Florida, who was also swept into the ocean with Wade, was found floating 11 miles out at sea the day after the accident. Wade's wife, Pam, told the Springfield News-Leader that her husband and others were playing volleyball during a get together. Several of the Marines decided to go swimming when Wade and another Marine got too close to the current of a drainage ditch and were pulled in. The ditch empties into the Pacific Ocean, she told the paper. The Marine Corps Judge Advocate General will conduct an investigation into the death and the investigation could take up to four months, Vendergriff said. Wade was a star baseball and basketball player at Billings High School, which he graduated from in 1975. The Wades have two sons, Kasey, 10, and Jon, 8. Attempts to reach the family for comment were unsuccessful.

 

Wade, Lester 1909 - 26 Feb 1920 CCR 27 Feb 1920 p1

[Note: Son of William C. “Will” & Dolly (Lewis) Wade]

Will Wade, living south of here on Woods’ Fork, died Wednesday the 18 inst, of pneumonia following influenza and was buried the 19th at the Carter cemetery. His wife died from the same malady the night following her husband’s burial  and was buried beside her husband in the Carter cemetery. Two children were lying at the point of death at the time of the burial of the parents, The mother of Mr. Wade died the week preceding the death of the son. Later, Since the death of the parents, three sons have died, aged respectively 14, 11 and 3 years, leaving only the two weeks old baby which is now sick with little hopes if its recovery. Thus the whole family have passed away in little more than a week’s time.

 

Wade, Lloyd 31 Jan 1920 - 25 Feb 1920 CCR 27 Feb 1920 p1

[Note: Son of William C. “Will” & Dolly (Lewis) Wade; dates do not agree with newspaper, unless the notice was printed in a later week]

Will Wade, living south of here on Woods’ Fork, died Wednesday the 18 inst, of pneumonia following influenza and was buried the 19th at the Carter cemetery. His wife died from the same malady the night following her husband’s burial  and was buried beside her husband in the Carter cemetery. Two children were lying at the point of death at the time of the burial of the parents, The mother of Mr. Wade died the week preceding the death of the son. Later, Since the death of the parents, three sons have died, aged respectively 14, 11 and 3 years, leaving only the two weeks old baby which is now sick with little hopes if its recovery. Thus the whole family have passed away in little more than a week’s time.

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Wade, Lloyd 31 Jan 1920 - 25 Feb 1920 CCR 12 Mar 1920

The four weeks baby of the late Will Wade died last Thursday evening, thereby cleaning up the family consisting of Mr. Wade’s mother, Mr. Wade and wife, three sons and now the infant, seven in all. A very sad case indeed, with no one left out of a whole family

 

Wade, Loretta (Hopkins) 5 Jul 1913 - 14 Apr 2009 SN-L 16 Apr 2009

[Note: Daughter of John Myron & Lillian (Smith) Hopkins; married Dale James Wade]

Loretta Wade, age 95, Nixa, died Tuesday, April 14, 2009, in Nixa. She was born July 5, 1913, in Taney County, the daughter of John Myron and Lillian (Smith) Hopkins. Survivors include five daughters, Carol Shepherd and husband, Brice, Ill., Bonnie Williams and husband, Ronnie, Kan., Linda Grider, Ill., Janet Eldred and husband, Max, Ozark, Mo., and Judy Kiefer and husband, Steve, Nixa; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and three brothers. Loretta was preceded in death by her husband, Dale James Wade; two sons, Stanley and Jimmie; and six siblings. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, in Ponce Cemetery, with Pastor Wayne Ferry officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

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Wade, Loretta (Hopkins) 5 Jul 1913 - 14 Apr 2009  CCH-N 22 Apr 2009

Loretta Wade, 95, Nixa, died April 14, 2009, in Nixa. She was born July 5, 1913, in Taney County, the daughter of John Myron and Lillian (Smith) Hopkins. Survivors include: five daughters, Carol Shepherd and husband Brice, Ill., Bonnie Williams and husband Ronnie, Kan., Linda Grider, Ill., Janet Eldred and husband Max, Ozark, and Judy Kiefer and husband Steve, Nixa; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; and three brothers.  Loretta was preceded in death by her husband, Dale James Wade; two sons, Stanley and Jimmie; and six siblings. A graveside service was  held at 11 a.m. April 18 in Ponce Cemetery with Pastor Wayne Ferry officiating. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. April 17 in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

 

Wade, Martha (McGinnis) 23 Oct 1852 - 2 Nov 1928 CCR 8 Nov 1928 p1

[Note: Daughter of N. & Luisa (Nash) McGinnis; married 29 Sep 1878 Joseph R. Wade 9 Jun 1844 - 7 Jan 1923]

Martha Wade -- Was born in Granger County, East Tenn., October 23, 1852 and came to Cape Girardeau County, Missouri with her parents when two years old. Two years later came to Christian County, where she has lived ever since. She was married Sept. 29, 1878, to Jos. T. Wade. To this union were born seven children, four boys and three girls, only two of which survive her: Alcy, wife of Joe Holt, Dolores, Colo., and Margaret, wife of J. C. Howard of this county. She leaves three sisters and one brother and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her loss. She was a devoted Christian, having accepted Christ in early years and in her daily life put into practice the great moral and social duties in it. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 3rd at 2 o’clock p.m. at Ponce de Leon church by Rev. James White with burial in Ponce de  Leon cemetery under direction of T. B. Chaffin of Ozark.

 

Wade, Mary Edna (McKinnon) 8 Feb 1905 - 30 Oct 1988 OH 3 Nov 1988

[Note: Daughter of Jerry & Sarah (Kelly) McKinnon; married 1919 Benjamin F. Wade who died 1973]

Mary Edna Wade, 83, of Rogersville, died at 8:15 a.m. Oct. 30 at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a sudden illness. Services for Mrs. Wade were held Monday, Oct. 31 in the Marsh Funeral Home. Graveside services were held Nov. 1 at Dunkard Cemetery, Waynesville, with the Rev. Winston Burton officiating. Mrs. Wade was born Feb. 8, 1905 in Dixon to Jerry and Sarah Kelly McKinnon. She was married to Benjamin F. Wade in 1919, Mr. Wade preceded. her in death in 1973. Her survivors include two sons, Clarence, Jr. Rogersville, and George Wade, Flat Rock, Illinois; three daughters, Virginia Porter, Rogersville, Mary Hampton, Dodge City, Kansas, and Ruth Campbell, Bloomington, Illinois; two brothers, Floyd, of Crocker, and Noah, of McKinnon, Illinois, 25 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

 

Wade, Mary (Slay) McConnell 16 Feb 1876 - 13 Jul 1945 CCR 19 Jul 1945 p1

[Note: Daughter of G. W. & Margaret (Bledsoe) Slay; married 22 Feb 1894 Joe Frank McConnell 7 Apr 1871 - 7 Jan 1956; married 13 Oct 1919 Henry T. Wade ]

Mary Slay Wade was born Feb. 16, 1876, and passed away at the home of her daughter near Nixa July 13, 1945. She was united in marriage to Frank McConnell Feb. 22, 1894, and to this union were born three children. Her husband and one son, Ernest Alvia, preceded her in death. She was married to Henry T. Wade of Kansas City on Oct. 13, 1919. She was converted and united with the Nixa Baptist Church in 1915 and was a faithful member as long as health would permit her to attend services. Survivors are her husband of Kansas City; one son, Kint McConnell of Kansas City; one daughter, Mrs. May Gregg of Nixa; two brothers, Tom and Nath Slay of Marionville; two sisters, Mrs. Nancy Payne of Clever, and Mrs. Villia Chaffin of Nixa; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at Union Chapel Sunday afternoon by Rev. R.C. Harding. Burial was in the McConnell cemetery under direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Wade, Maude E. 17 Feb 1894 - 12 Jan 1988 OH 21 Jan 1988

[Note: married J. Efton Wade 7 Oct 1895 - 15 May 1971]

Maude E. Wade, 93, formerly of, Ponce De Leon, died at 8:25 a.m. Jan. 12 at Maranatha Manor, Springfield. Services for Mrs. Wade were held Jan. 14 at the Ponce De Leon Baptist Church, with the Rev. James Ellingsworth officiating. Burial was in Ponce De Leon Cemetery under the direction of Harris Funeral Home, Ozark. A member of the Ponce De Leon Baptist Church, Mrs. Wade had resided in Ponce De Leon for most of her life, moving to Ozark in 1979. She was the widow of Efton Wade, who preceded her in death in 1971. Mrs. Wade's survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Mary Buck, of Ozark; a son, Jack K. Wade, of Sonora, California; four grandchildren, Betty Rich, of Springfield, Annie Dries, of Athens, Greece, Bryon Buck, of Spokane, and Kevin Wade, of Everett, Washington; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Bonnie Causey, of Puyallup, Washington.

 

Wade, Millard F. 25 Feb 1879 - 27 Mar 1920 CCR 2 Apr 1920 p1

[Note: Son of  John & Rachel (Magill) Wade]

Millard Wade, aged about 42 years and cashier of the Bank of Ponce DeLeon, died Saturday evening and was buried Sunday.

 

Wade, Myrtle Jun 1887 - 27 Oct 1902 CCR 6 Nov 1902

[Note: Daughter of William B. & Amanda (Howard) Wade; no legible tombstone in the Ponce de Leon Cemetery]

Myrtle, Daughter of Wm. and Amanda Wade, died on the morning of the 27th and was buried on the 28th. She had been sick over sixty days. Myrtle was a bright little girl and was loved by all her schoolmates, teachers and friends. Her death caused sorrow to the hearts of many. She was buried in the Poncy graveyard. Only one of the family was present (Gracie), Mrs. Wade, Maud and Edgar being down in bed seriously ill with the same fever that carried Myrtle away. The family have the sympathy of the people in their trouble.

 

Wade, Rachael Elizabeth (McGill) 30 Oct 1841 - 1 Feb 1926 CCR 5 Feb 1926 p1

[Note: Daughter of Hughey & Rebecca (Scott) McGill; married 21 Mar 1867 John Pleasant “Plez”  Wade 3 Mar 1842 - 12 Nov 1898]

Mrs. Rachael Wade, aged 76 years, died Monday morning, February 1, 1926 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nanny W. Tewmey in Springfield. The deceased is survived by the daughter, two sons, Dr. J. H. Wade of Ozark and Joseph Wade of Delores, Calif., and by two sisters and one brother. Funeral services were held at 1:00 o’clock p.m. Tuesday at Ponce de Leon cemetery, 15 miles southwest of Ozark.

Wade, Shirley Dean (Dilley)  17 May 1944 - 2 Apr 2011 SN-L 5 Apr 2011
[Note: Daughter of Sanford & Myrtle (Garrison) Dilley]
Shirley Dean Wade, 66, Ozark. Arrangements: Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.
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Wade, Shirley Dean (Dilley)  17 May 1944 - 2 Apr 2011  CCH-N 13 Apr 2011
Shirley Dean Wade, age 66, of Ozark, died April 2, 2011. She was born May 27, 1944, in Howell County, the daughter of Sanford and Myrtle (Garrison) Dilley. Shirley had worked for Hagale Industries and had been a cook at Rosie Jo’s Café in Ozark. A memorial service was held April 9, in Craig Hollow Church. Cremation was under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Wade, Stanley Wayne 11 Feb 1945 - 22 Nov 1989 OH 29 Nov 1989

[Note: Son of ? & Loretta Wade; married Jane]

Stanley Wayne Wade died Nov. 22 in Stone County from injuries sustained in an automobile accident there. He lived most of his life in Christian County and worked as a roofer. He was a member of the First Central Baptist Church of Highlandville. Survivors include his wife, Jane, Kansas City, Kan.; a daughter, Julie Wade, Reeds Spring; two sons, Dale, Kansas City, Kan., and Tony, Erie, Pa.; his mother, Loretta Wade, Ozark; five sisters, Carol Sheperd and Linda Grider, both of Rockford, Ill., Bonnie Williams, Wichita, Kan., Judy Budd and Janet Eldred, both of Ozark. Services were held Saturday in Adams Funeral Home in Ozark with the Rev. Joe Bill Stewart officiating. Burial was in Ponce De Leon Cemetery.

 

Wade, T. Harvey 10 Jan 1870 - 22 Jan 1934 CCR 25 Jan 1934 p1

[Note: Son of George & Mary (Woods) Wade; married Anna 1882 - ?]

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Clever Methodist church for T.H. Wade, 64, rural mail carrier of Brown Springs, MO, who died Monday night in Springfield Baptist hospital following a two weeks’ illness. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anna Wade, and one son, Clyde Wade, of Muskogee, OK. Burial was made in the Mount Carmel cemetery under the direction of the Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Wade, Tilford Waldo 14 Feb 1916 - 26 Oct 1988 OH 3 Nov 1988

[Note: Son of Waldo & Rose Mary (  ) Wade; married Elizabeth]

Tilford Waldo Wade, 72, died Oct. 26 at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a short illness. Services for Mr. Wade were held Oct. 28 at Ayre-Goodwin Chapel, Springfield. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Mr. Wade was born Feb. 14, 1916, in Christian County to Waldo and Rose Mary Wade. A retired Springfield City Police Officer with 23 years of service, Mr. Wade was a member of Solomon Masonic Lodge #271, a member of Lone Star Baptist Church, and a former Shriner. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth; four sons, Weldon, Clever, Winston and Wendell, both of Springfield, and William, Strafford; a stepdaughter, Betty White, Springfield; a sister and brother-in-law, Mildred and Paul Houston; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association.

 

Wade, Wash M.  9 May 1883 - 25 Apr 1960 CCR 5 May 1960 p 7

[Note; Son of Thomas C. & Elizabeth Catherine (Henry) Wade; married Ila E. Baugh; Tombstone has wrong death year, 1959, instead of 1960]

Funeral services for Wash M. Wade, 76, a lifelong resident of Ponce de Leon who died Monday, April 25 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Wichita, Kan. were held Friday at 2 p.m. in Ponce de Leon Baptist Church. Burial was in Ponce De Leon Cemetery under direction of Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.  He was  member of the Ponce de Leon Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons, Ivan Wade and Gilbert Wade of Springfield and Ward Wade of California; two daughters, Mrs. Maxine Hyde and Mrs, Lillian Davis, both of Wichita,; two brothers, Fred O. Wade of Ozark and Efton Wade of Ponce de Leon; two sisters, Mrs. Tom Garroutte and Mrs. Floy Roberts, both of Springfield.

 

Wade, Washington Monroe 21 Jan 1858 - 31 Jul 1937 CCR 5 Aug 1937 p1

[Note: Son of Joseph & Nancy (Shirley) Wade; married Alice; mother‘s maiden name on DC appears to be Sively]

Washington Monroe Wade, aged 79, died at his home in Springfield just before midnight Saturday, July 31, in the St. John’s hospital, after a brief illness. He was born near Republic, Mo., He attended the old Methodist College at Marionville. After teaching school for several years he was elected circuit clerk of Christian county. This office he held from 1887 to 1890. From Ozark he moved to Forsyth where he organized the Taney County Bank, which he served as cashier for several years. Because of illness he went into retirement, returning to Ozark to live. Invigorated by a return of good health, he went to Springfield where he organized the Southern Missouri Trust Co., which he served as president until he again retired just a few years ago. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Alice Wade of Springfield, one brother, T.C. Wade of Ozark, many nephews and nieces, among whom are Dr. J.H. and Mr. Fred O. Wade of Ozark, Joseph Wade of Colorado, Wash M. Wade, Efton Wade, Margaret Howard, Ellen Henry and Nancy Tewmey of Ponce de Leon, Nancy Robert, Maude Evans and Elbridge Wade of Springfield, Alcy Holt of Reed Springs, Edgar Wade of Tulsa, Clive Wade of Neosho, Hazel Wade, Grace Little and Cassie Garroutte of Clever, Mattie Logan of California, and many others who are unknown to our readers. Funeral services and burial were held in Springfield on Tuesday of this week with Friend Lodge No. 352, A.F.&A.M. of Ozark in charge. Mr. Wade had been a member of the local Masonic order for more than 50 years. His death was the result of complication which developed after a minor operation performed on the Friday preceding his death.

 

Wade, William C. 1873 - 18 Feb 1920 CCR 27 Feb 1920 p1

[Note: Son of Taylor & Mary (Gideon) Wade; married 16 Sep 1900 Dolly Lewis 1883 - 19 Feb 1920]

Will Wade, living south of here on Woods’ Fork, died Wednesday the 18 inst, of pneumonia following influenza and was buried the 19th at the Carter cemetery. His wife died from the same malady the night following her husband’s burial  and was buried beside her husband in the Carter cemetery. Two children were lying at the point of death at the time of the burial of the parents, The mother of Mr. Wade died the week preceding the death of the son. Later, Since the death of the parents, three sons have died, aged respectively 14, 11 and 3 years, leaving only the two weeks old baby which is now sick with little hopes if its recovery. Thus the whole family have passed away in little more than a week’s time.

 

Wade, William Taylor 5 Apr 1883 - 6 Aug 1967 CCR 10 Aug 1967 p1

[Note: Son of Edgar M. & Francis Fredelia (Slay) Wade; married Iva Ann McConnell  26 Jun 1889 - 7 Jun 1969]

Will T. Wade, 84, of Springfield, died in his home at 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Mr. Wade had been a Springfield resident 49 years coming there from Christian County. He was a member of the Hamlin Memorial Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Iva; a foster son, Chaplain Raymond Wade, Jr. serving with the Army in Vietnam; two daughters, Mrs. Elma Stockstill and Mrs. Irma Evans, Springfield; two sisters, Mrs. Fredonia Goddard, Kansas City and Mrs. Maude Patrick, Crane; one brother, Waldo Wade, Springfield; five grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Harris Chapel, Nixa with the Rev. Kenneth Bandy officiating. Burial was in McConnell Cemetery.

 

Wadkins, Eugene Earl 19 Jan 1921 - 14 Apr 1998 SN-L 17 Apr 1998

[Note: Son of Jarrett & Elsia (Handy) Wadkins; married 1966 Lillie Jones 3 Mar 1912 - Sept 1991; married 10 Jan 1993 Linda Yvonne Harp]

Eugene Wadkins, 77, Clever, Missouri, died Tuesday, April 14, 1998 in his home. He was born January 19, 1921, in Kansas City, Kansas, the son of Jarett and Elsia (Handy) Wadkins. He served his country in the US Army. Mr Wadkins worked as a foreman for a screw manufacturer in California, before returning to this area in 1978. He and Linda Ivonne Harp were married, January 10, 1993. His parents preceded him in death as well as a son, Beverale Wadkins and a sister Juanita Wadkins. Survivors include his wife, Linda; two brothers, Johnny Wadkins, Tennessee and Richard Wadkins; a sister, Catherine Day both of the state of Washington; two sons, Denny and Burrell Wadkins both of the state of California; a step-daughter, Norma Blankenship of the home; a step-son Mark Blankenship, Pleasant Hope, Missouri; 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, April 17, 1998, in the Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with the Rev. Bob Haswell, officiating. Burial will be in the McConnell Cemetery, near Nixa. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. {Springfield (MO) News Leader, April 17, 1998} Contributed by Jamie Hubbert.

 

Wadkins, Felice L. (Cobb) 1 Sep 1903 - 21 Mar 1978

[Note: Daughter of Schuyler Calfax & Phoebe F. (Frazier) Cobb; married George Wadkins]

Services for Mrs. Felice L. Wadkins, 74, Nixa, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Harris Chapel with the Rev. Joseph McFall officiating.  Burial will be in Frazier Cemetery.  Mrs. Wadkins died at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday in Christian County Nursing Home after an illness of several months.

Note: this clipping from the collection of Audrey (King) Maples has a handwritten date of March 24, 1978 in the margin. [1 Sep 1903 - 21 Mar 1978] Contributed by Rada Beth (Hayden) Maples.

 

Wadkins, Frank L. 19 Aug 1902 - 22 Dec 1975 OH 1 Jan 1976 p8

[Note: Son of John N. & Lucy Augusta (Turner) Wadkins; married Stella Glenn 27 Jan 1908 - 8 Mar 1968]

NIXA - Services for Frank L. Watkins, 73, a lifelong resident of Nixa, were at 2 p.m. Saturday in Harris Chapel, Nixa with the Rev. Joseph M. Fahl officiating, Burial was in Glenn Cemetery near Nixa. Mr. Watkins died at 6 p.m. Monday in his home following a long illness.

 

Wadkins, Joe Wallace 10 Feb 1900 - 16 Feb 1953 CCR 26 Feb 1953 p8

[Note: Son of John N. & Lucy Augusta (Turner) Wadkins; married Florence]

Joe Wallace Wadkins was born on Feb. 19, 1900 at Nixa, and passed away Feb. 16, 1953 at his home, 2557 W. Lincoln, Springfield. Mr. Wadkins had lived at Springfield the past eight years, although most of his life was lived in the Nixa community. Survivors include his wife, Florence of the home; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Gladys Williams and Mrs. Betty Becker, both of Springfield; a grandchild, Larry Williams; four brothers, Jarrett Wadkins of Highlandville; a twin brothers, George of Clever, Frank of Nixa and Henry of Watsonville, Calif; two sisters, Mrs. Mae Alsup of Galena and Mrs. Nora Radford of St. James, Mo., other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon, Feb. 19 in the West and Lincoln Church of Christ at Springfield with Rev. William Walker officiating. Burial was in White Chapel Cemetery directed by the Harris Funeral Home of Nixa.

 

Wadkins, John N. 4 Sep 1866 - 19 Jun 1933 CCR 22 Jun 1933 p1

[Note: Son of Joe & Amanda (Norman) Wadkins; married Lucy Augusta Turner 1 Aug 1865 - 2 Jan 1931]

John N. Wadkins was born in Greene county, Mo., on Sept. 4, 1866. He departed this life Jun 19, 1933, at the age of 66 years, 9 months and 15 days. He was united in the Holy bonds of matrimony with Lucy A. Turner on Sept. 8, 1899. To this union were born nine children, of whom seven are now living. His beloved wife, Lucy, an infant son and a daughter, Millie, preceded him in death. He is survived by the two daughters, Mrs. Tom Alsup of Ozark and Mrs. H.F. Radford of St. James, and five sons, Garrett of Ellwood, George of Clever, Joe of Kansas, Frank of Nixa and Henry of Billings; three brothers, Joe of Battlefield, Jim of California, Henry of Kansas City; two sisters, Mrs. Jodie Harper of California and Mrs. Mary Buckner of Kansas City; several nieces and nephews and grandchildren and a host of close friends who will miss him greatly. The deceased was a member of the Baptist church and an Odd Fellow for a number of years. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 20, at 2 p.m. in the Riverdale church by Rev. Ross C. Carter with burial in the Glenn cemetery under direction of T.B. Chaffin.

 

Wadkins, Lillie A. (Jones) 3 Mar 1912 - Sept 1991 SN-L 18 Sep 1991

[Note: Daughter of John Henry & Allie Fair (Willhite) Jones; married 9 Mar 1946 Eugene Wadkins 19 Jan 1921 - 14 Apr 1998]

Lillie Wadkins, 79, Springfield, died at 8:37 a.m. Monday in St. Johns Medical Center. She was born March 3, 1912 in Nixa to John Henry and Allie Willhite Jones. On March 9, 1946 she married Eugene Wadkins in Monett. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Eugene Wadkins of the home; two sons, Burrell and Denny of California; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Anna Mae Jones of Clever and Artie Smith of California. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Beverly Wadkins, four brothers and four sisters. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Harris Colonial Chapel, Nixa with the Rev Donnie Blansit officiating. Burial will be in McConnell Cemetery near Nixa. Visitation will be from 7-8:30 p.m. today in the funeral home. {Springfield (MO) News Leader, September 18, 1991} Contributed by Jamie Hubbert.

 

Wadkins, Lucy Augusta (Turner) 1 Aug 1865 - 2 Jan 1931 CCR 8 Jan 1931 p1

[Note: Daughter of John W. & Mary J. (Copeland) Turner; married John N. Wadkins 4 Sep 1866 - 19 Jun 1933]

Lucy Augusta Turner was born Aug. 1, 1865, and departed this life Jan. 2, 1931, aged 65 years, 5 months and one day. She was united in marriage to John U. Wadkins Sept. 8, 1889. To this union were born nine children, one died in infancy. Willie died at the age of 13 years and seven children are living: Mary Allsup of Springfield; Nora Radford of St. James, Jarret Wadkins of Springfield, Joe Wadkins of Princeton, Kan., George Wadkins of Clever, Frank Wadkins of Springfield; Henry Watkins of Nixa. She professed religion early in life and lived a faithful Christian life until her death. She was a good neighbor and faithful help in Christian work. She was also survived by one sister, Anna McMullen of Leavenworth, Kan., and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held Jan. 3, 1931, at Riverdale church at 2:30 p.m. by Mrs. Ferguson with burial in the Glenn cemetery under direction of T.B. Chaffin.

 

Wadkins, Stella Mae (Glenn) 27 Jan 1908 - 8 Mar 1968 CCR 13 Mar 1968 p8

[Note: Daughter of George Phillip & Martha F. (Thompson) Glenn,; married  Frank Wadkins  19 Aug 1902 - 22 Dec 1975]

Mrs. Stella Mae Wadkins, 60, Nixa, died at 6:3- a.m. Friday at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield after a long illness. Mrs. Wadkins, a lifelong resident of Nixa, was a member of the Riverdale Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Frank, of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Bob Burns, Nixa; and six grandchildren, Services were at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Harris Chapel in Nixa with the Rev. Joseph Fahl officiating. Burial was in Glenn Cemetery.

 

Wadley, Sarah Jane "Jennie" (Park) 1868 - Jan 1911 CCR 19 Jan 1911

[Note: Daughter of Warren G. & Rowena S. (Rugh) Park; no legible tombstone]

Mrs. Jennie Wadley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Park, formerly of this city, died in Oklahoma and was brought here for burial Wednesday

 

Wagemann, Adolph N. 5 Dec 1890 - 20 Mar 1960     CCR 24 Mar 1960 p7

[Note: son of William and Louise (Englebert) Wagemann; married Nellie M. Garbee]

Funeral services for Adolph N. Wagemann, 69 of Billings who died March 20 at the State Sanitarium at Mt. Vernon, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Billings High School auditorium with Rev. John W. Vertz and Rev. David Dillon officiating. Burial was under direction of Harris Funeral Home of Billings. A lifelong resident of the Billings community, he was a prominent farmer and Guernsey breeder, a former member of the Billings Board of Education and a former director of the Billings Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Co. He was a member of the Billings Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nelle Wagemann of the home, one mile west of Billings; two sons, Garbee Wagemann of Kirkwood, Mo. and Wilbur Wagemann of Evansville, Ind., one daughter, Mrs. Mary Nell Pinney of Hammond, Ind; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Walter Schuch of Billings and Mrs. Marie Fredrickson of Springfield.

 

Wagemann, Edward Henry 24 Apr 1893 - 4 Jul 1947  CCR 10 Jul 1947 p1

[Note: Son of  William & Louise (Englebert) Wagemann; married Mary B. Peiter 1 May 1900 - 14 Dec 1980]

Edward Henry Wagemann, son of William and Louise Wagemann, was born on April 24, 1893, and departed this life on July 4, 1947, at the age of 54 years, two months and ten days. The deceased was baptized and confirmed in St. Peter’s Evangelical church, Billings, and in later years served the congregation in the capacity of president for a period of years. He also served on St. Peter’s cemetery committee for 12 years. On Oct. 22, 1919, he was united in marriage with Miss Mary Peiter. To this union three children were born. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Wagemann, two sons, Loren Edward and Richard Lee of Billings; one daughter, Mrs. Frances Frazier of Springfield; two sisters, Mrs. Walter Schuck of Billings and Mrs. Ray Fredrickson of Wood River, Ill.; three brothers, William, Otto, and Adolph, all of Billings; one granddaughter, Marsha Kay Wagemann, and other relatives and a host of friends among whom he will be sadly missed. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, July 6, at 1:30 at St. Peter’s Evangelical church conducted by the pastor, Rev. R.G.A. Bareis. Burial was made in the church cemetery under direction of Maples Funeral Home.

 

Wagemann, Margaret H. (Schaumann) 28 Apr 1902 - 16 Mar 1971 CCR 18 Mar 1971 p4

[Note: Daughter of Henry F. & Agnes H. (Arnold) Schaumann; married Otto C. Wagemann 14 Oct 1888 - 12 Oct 1952]

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret H. Wagemann, 68, of Billings, will be at 10:30 a.m. today in St. Peter Evangelical Church in Billings and burial will be in the church cemetery, under the direction of Cantrell of Billings. Mrs. Wagemann died at 6:50 a.m. Tuesday in Cox Medical Center, Springfield, following a long illness. Surviving are a sister, Miss Louis Schaumann and a brother, Arthur Schaumann, both of Billings.

 

Wagemann, Mary B. (Peiter) 1 May 1900 - 14 Dec 1980  OH 18 Dec 1980 p10

[Note: Daughter of Charley & Louise (Hutter) Peiter; married  Edward Henry Wagemann; spelling on tombstone, SSDI & other records varies from obit]

Services for Mrs. Mary Wagerman, 80, BIllings, were held Tuesday in St. Peter’s Evangelical Church with the Revs. Fred Beyer and Carl Hille officiating. Burial was in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Mrs. Wagerman died Sunday morning in Rolling Hills Nursing Home, Branson, after a long illness. A longtime resident of Christian County, she was a member of St. Peter’s Evangelical Church. Survivors include a son, Loren of Pek

 

Vidan, Charles 5 Mar 1915  - 15 Jun 1971   CCR 17 Jun 1971 p1

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Petrovic, Lyllana 1925 - 15 Jun 1971 CCR 17 Jun 1971 p1

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Woodall, Homer 15 May 1892 - 15 Jun 1971 CCR 17 Jun 1971 p1

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Woodall, Mabel 14 Apr 1898 - 15 1971  CCR 17 Jun 1971 p1

U.S. 65 Auto Crashed Continue the Carnage

Most recent in the series of auto accident on U.S. 65 eight miles north, have left four persons dead and five others with serious injury. Four were killed instantly at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday in a head-on collusion near the railroad crossing a half mile north of the 65-14 junction. Dead at the scene were Homer Woodall, 70, North Little Rock, Ark.; his wife, Mable, 79, Charles Vidan, 50, of Granite City, Ill, and Lyllana Petrovic, 45 of Paris, France. Still in “fair” condition Thursday morning in St. John’s Hospital is Mrs. Mildena Vidan, 49 of Granite City while her son, Michael, 14, remains in “critical” condition. Miss Carla Mueller, 14, granddaughter of the Woodall couple is in satisfactory condition. The tragedy occurred in a  straightaway portion of the highway when Woodall, northbound, pulled into the opposite lane to pass and the opposite lane to pass and struck the Vidan auto headon.

 

Vieth, Pearl (?)  Medler 1922 - 22 Oct 2004 SN-L 27 Oct 2004

Pearl Medler Vieth, age 82, passed away October 22, 2004, at 11 p.m. at the Baptist Home in Ozark, Missouri. She was the mother of Karen Medler Putnam of O'Fallon, Missouri, and Vicci Medler Sweeney of Springfield, Missouri; grandmother of Scott, Leah, Robin and Jami; and great-grandmother of Dray, Dakota, Meghan, Amelia, Tori, Emily and Graeme. She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters and two brothers. There will be a memorial service Sunday, October 31, 2004, at 2 p.m. at the Baptist Home, 1625 W. Garton Rd., Ozark, Missouri.

Published 10/27/04

 

Vigneaux, Eugene Joseph 25 Jan 1922 – 6 Nov 1991  NN-E 14 Nov 1991

[Note: Son of Alfred & Genevieve (La Gault) Vigneaux; married 25 Nov 1945 Betty Wilkinson]

Eugene Joseph Vigneaux, 69, Springfield, died at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1991 in St. John's Regional Health Center. He was born Jan. 25, 1922 in Rudyard, Mich., to Alfred and Genevieve La Gault Vigneaux. On Nov. 25, 1945 he married Betty Wilkinson in Monett. He was a member of Broadway United Methodist Church where he served as trustee and was a member of the Men's Club. He was a Frisco Railroad electrician who retired in 1982 after 33 years and was a member of the IBEW Local No. 778. Survivors include his wife, Betty; four sons, Edwin Vigneaux, Hurst, Texas, Gerald and Terry Vigneaux, both of Nixa, and Randall Vigneaux, Joplin; two daughters, Jean Halbrook and Joan Manes, both of Nixa; three brothers, Wilferd Vigneaux, Grayling, Mich. Homer Vigneaux, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Richard Vigneaux, Albany, N.Y.; four sisters, Alice Huth, Angola, Ind., Rose Alma Helmcamp, Avila, Ind., Augustina Troubley, Albion, Ind., and Mary Jane Biddle, Louisville Ky.; 15 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services were held Saturday in Ayre-Goodwin-Lee Chapel at Rivermonte with the Revs. Ray Willis and Jim Downing Sr. officiating. Burial was in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Broadway United Methodist Church.

 

Viles, George Dewey 27 Oct 1898 - 24 Mar 1977 OH 31 Mar 1977 p4

[Note: Son of  William Sanders & Nancy Jane (Jackson) Viles; married Mae Brown; married  Alma]

OZARK - Services for Dewey Viles, 78, of Garfield, Kan, were at 3:30 p.m. in Harris Chapel, Ozark with the Rev. Earl Blansit officiating. Burial was in Spokane Cemetery. Mr. Viles, a former Taney County resident, died Thursday afternoon at St. Joseph Hospital at Larned, Kan. of natural causes. He is survived by his wife Alma; two sons, Lloyd of Grapevine, Tex. and Chester of Wichita, Kan.; a daughter, Mrs. Betty Zelfer of Colby, Kan.; five sisters, Mrs.. Lunda Roberts of Springfield, Mrs. Luvenia Roberts of Spokane, Mrs. Nellie Thies of Ozark, Mrs. Florence Jackson of Springfield and Mrs. Gladys Curtoise of Springfield, 19 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Viles, Joan Orilla (Rogers) 20 Nov 1919 - 31 Mar 2011 CCH-N 6 Apr 2011
[Note: Daughter of James Oliver & Melvina Abigal (Stillwell) Rogers; married 15 Nov 1938 Richard Oren Viles 30 Nov 1911 - 7 Jun 1993]
Joan Orilla Viles, age 91, of Republic, died Thursday, March 31, 2011, in her home with family at her side. She was born Nov. 20, 1919, in Springfield, the daughter of James Oliver and Melvina Abigal (Stillwell) Rogers. Joan married Richard “Oren” Viles on Nov. 15, 1938, and together they raised their family in the Republic area, farming, and were the owners of Viles Appliance. Joan also operated the café in Barnes Store, worked at a gift shop in Hood’s Truck Stop, and the Calverts and Woods Garment Factories. She was a longtime member of Yeakley Chapel Methodist Church.  Joan was preceded in death by: her husband Oren; her parents; and siblings, Virgil Rogers, twins, J. Allen Rogers and James A. Rogers, Paul D. Rogers, and Lylith (Rogers) Swinney.  She is survived by: her children and their spouses, Richard and Susan Viles, Springfield, Danny and Linda Viles, Billings, and Orilla Mae (Viles) and Larry Keys, Norman, Okla.; five grandchildren and their spouses, Tina Viles, Kim (Viles) and Dale Shelton, Becky (Viles) and Kevin Edmonds, Cindy (Keys) and David Bogue, and Michael E. Keys; nine great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives and many friends.     Visitation was from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, April 3, 2011, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Services were held at 1 p.m., Monday, in the funeral home, with Reverends Arthur Rogers and D.J. Schoolcraft officiating. Burial followed in Garoutte Cemetery, Republic. The family suggests contributions be made to Yeakley Chapel Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.

Viles, Nancy Jane “Nannie” (Jackson) 31 Jul 1864 - 27 Mar 1940 CCR 28 Mar 1941 p1

[Note: Daughter of Nathan & Martha (Smith) Jackson; married 29 Oct 1895 William Sanders Viles Jul 1865 - Feb 1937]

Nancy Jane Jackson was born near Jamesville, Mo., July 31, 1864, the daughter of Nathan and Martha Smith Jackson. She passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Florence Jackson, near Christian Center, on Wednesday, March 27, 1940, at 6:40 a.m. She was 75 years, 7 months, and 20 days of age at the time of her passing. She was united in marriage to William S. Viles on Oct. 29, 1885, to which union were born nine children. Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Lona Blevins and Mrs. Florence Jackson, both of Ozark, Mrs. Liza Patton of Battlefield, Mrs. Maude McReynolds, Mrs. Lunda Roberts and Mrs. Gladys Courtois, all of Springfield and one son, Dewey Viles of Sterling, Kan. She is also survived by 48 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Thursday, March 28, 1940, at the Spokane church at 2 p.m. Interment was made in the Spokane cemetery under the direction of the B.C. Klepper Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

Viles, William Sanders 12 Jul 1865 - 10 Feb 1937 CCR 4 Mar 1937 p3

[Note: Son of John & Laura Ann (Luttrell) Viles; married 29 Oct 1885 Nancy Jane “Nannie” Jackson 31 Jul 1865 - 27 Mar 1940]

William Sanders Viles was born July 12, 1864, near Jamesville, Mo., and departed this life Feb. 10, 1937, at his home near Spokane, Mo., aged 72 years, six months and 29 days. He had been ill for some time. He was united in marriage to Nancy Jane Jackson, Oct. 29, 1885. To this union were born nine children, all of whom survive. Besides the wife he is survived by Mrs. Lona Blevins and Mrs. Florence Jackson of Ozark, Mrs. Liza Patton of Battlefield, Mrs. Maude McReynolds, Mrs. Lunda Roberts and Mrs. Gladys Courtois, all of Springfield, and Mr. Dewey Viles of Sterling, Kansas. He is also survived by 48 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb. 14, at Spokane with the Rev. Smythe of near Reed Springs officiating. Burial was made in the Spokane cemetery under the direction of the B.C. Klepper Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

Vincent, Frank B. Aug 1861 - 28 Mar 1937 CCR 1 Apr 1937 p6

[Note: Son of Martin & ? (?) Vincent]

Frank B. Vincent died at the home of his son, Earl Vincent, near Chadwick, March 28. He is survived by two other sons and three daughters, all of Cambridge, Ill. The body was taken to Illinois for burial by the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

Vincent, Gertrude Evelyn (Hack) 12 Jun 1925 - 21 Jun 2003

[Note: Daughter of George Washington & Tennessee (Mudd) Hack; married 1939 Desmond Vincent]

Gertrude Evelyn Vincent, 78, Hollister, died June 21, 2003, in Point Lookout Village Health Care Center. She was born June 12, 1925, in rural Grayson County, Kentucky, the daughter of George Washington and Tennessee Mudd Hack. She married Desmond Vincent in 1939. To this union were born four children: Damon Vincent, Ozark, Eugene Vincent Louisville, Ky., a daughter, Anna Rose, who died in infancy, and son, Donald Ray, who was stillborn. Vincent was a devoted wife and loving mother. She was baptized into Christ in 1970 and worshiped faithfully until a stroke paralyzed her in 1991. She used her talent as a seamstress to sew quilts for her family and friends. Survivors include four brothers, Claude, Rockport, Ind., Ray, Litchfield, Ky., Russell, Chrisney, Ind., and Aubrey, Owensboro, Ky.; two sisters: Mae Woodruff, Wimauma, Fla., and Fay Cozine, Arena, Wis.; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and a host of friends. Her husband, Desmond Ishel Vincent, and a sister, Juanita, preceded her in death. Services were held June 24, 2003, in Selmore Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Memorial donations may be given to Bikkavolu Bible School or Bikkavolu Children's Home, c/o 2201 S. 12th Ave, Ozark, 65721

 

Vincent, Lowell 1 Nov 1911 - 1 Jan 1988 OH 7 Jan 1988

[Note: married Jewell]

Lowell Vincent; 76, Bolivar, died at 12:37 a.m. Friday at St. John's Regional Health Center, Spring field, after a long illness. Services for Mr. Vincent were held Monday at Pitts Funeral Chapel with Dr. Ray Leninger officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Vincent was born Nov. 1, 1911, in Polk County near Goodson, and lived most of his life in Bolivar. A retired businessman, he was a former partner in Brasher and Vincent Excavation and Lime Quarry. He was a member of the Bolivar First Baptist Church and a life member of the Optimist International Club. His survivors include his wife of 53 years, Jewell; a daughter, Carole Hutcheson, Ozark; a son, David, Greenbelt, Maryland; a granddaughter, Holly Hutcheson, Columbia; two brothers, Deral Vincent, Springfield, and Arlo, Windsor; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Vincent, Michael Paul 10 Oct 1978 - 26 Oct 2002

[Note: Son of Philip Ray & Ana-Lisa (Traulsen) Vincent

Michael Paul Vincent, age 24, of Branson, Mo., died Saturday morning, October 26, 2002 in Branson from injuries sustained in a one car accident on East Highway 76 in Branson. He was born on October 10, 1978 in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., the son of Ana-Lisa Traulsen and Philip Ray Vincent. He was a manager of a Taco Bell in Branson at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Maranda Lee Jones Vincent, of the home; his mother, Ana-Lisa Traulsen of Springfield, Mo.; his father, Philip Ray Vincent, of Brandy Wine, Md.; three brothers, Stephen Globke of Fayetteville, Ark., Jonathan Globke of Goldsboro, N.C., and Nathan Globke of Springfield, Mo.; his maternal grandmother, Sandra Wilgus of Phoenix, Ariz.; and paternal grandparents, Bob and Alisa Vincent of Florida. Funeral services will at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 30, 2002 in Greenlawn Funeral Home in Branson, with burial in Eisenhour Cemetery, near Reeds Spring. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Springfield News-Leader, October 29, 2002.

 

Vincent, Waneta Elizabeth 13 Jun 1918 - Jul 2003 SN-L 21 Jul 2003

Services for Mrs. Waneta Elizabeth Vincent, age 86, of Ozark, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Berean Baptist Church, Hutchinson, Kan., with burial to follow in Penwell-Gabel Memorial Park Cemetery.

 

Vineyard, Arva Lee (Bales) 16 Jul 1901 - 3 Feb 1999  CCH-N 17 Feb 1999

[Note: Daughter of H. S. & Lula (Clanton) Bales; married John Vineyard 5 May 1901 - 14 Feb 1994 ]

Arva Lee Vineyard, age 97, of Manhattan, died February 3, at Stoneybrook Retirement Community in Manhattan. She was born July 16, 1901, in Pullman, Washington, the daughter of H. S. and Lula (Clanton) Bales: She lived for many years in Independence and moved to Ozark in the early 1970's. She moved to Manhattan in 1987. Mrs. Vineyard earned her bachelors in English and masters in Spanish from the University of Missouri in Columbia. While studying for her masters she spent some time at the University of Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico. She taught English for several years in Lima, Peru, before her marriage. Mrs. Vineyard was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was very active with genealogical and historical societies. She performed genealogical work for others over the years. She was married to John Vineyard in Neosho. Mr. Vineyard preceded her in death on February 14, 1994. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Kittie James. Survivors include one daughter, Fran Trujillo, and her husband David, of Tacoma, Washington; and two grandchildren, Sarah Parmley of Colorado Springs, CO., and Scott Parmley of Manhattan, Kansas. Cremation is planned with memorial services to be held at a later date. Interment will be near Neosho, in her family plot. The Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas; 66502, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Vineyard, John 5 May 1901 - 14 Feb 1994 OH 23 Feb 1994

[Note: married Arva Lee Bales 16 Jul 1901 - 3 Feb 1999]

John Vineyard, 93, Manhattan Kan., died Monday, Feb. 14, 1994 at Stoneybrook Retirement Community. He was born May 5, 1901 in Mt. Vernon. He grew up in Mt. Vernon, lived most of his life in Independence, moved to Ozark in the early 1970s, and then moved to Manhattan, Kan., in 1987. He was a general foreman of the Mechanical Department of Sugar Creek Standard Oil Refinery. He was very active in church, a former board member and deacon of the Watson United Methodist Church in Independence, was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church and later the Ozark United Methodist Church. Mr. Vineyard was also active in the Masonic Lodge, serving as past master of the McDonald Lodge in Independence. He was also a member of the Knights Templar and the Masonic Lodge in Ozark. He graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in mechanical engineering. He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters. Survivors include his wife, Arva Lee Vineyard, Manhattan; one daughter, Fran Trujello, and husband, David, Pueblo, Colo.; and two grandchildren, Sarah Parmley, Pueblo, and Scott Parmley, Manhattan. Cremation is planned with private family memorial services to be held at a later date at Stoneybrook Retirement Community. Memorial services were held at the Edwards-Yorgensen-Meloan Funeral Home in Manhattan.

 

Vinson, Helen L. (Johnson) Swayne 16 Jul 1940 - 18 Dec 1976  OH 23 Dec 1976 p1

[Note: Daughter of  Burl Glenn & Nina Louise (McCoy) Johnson; married  Stanley C. Swayne; married Jack Dean Vinson]

Fall From Auto Claims Ozark Woman

A 35-year-old Ozark woman died about 1:00 a.m. Saturday when she fell from the passenger side of a car driven by her husband in southeast Springfield. Pronounced dead at the scene was Helen L. Vinson. Police said the accident occurred on Schoolcraft Freeway about a mile south of Sunshine. The victim’s husband, Jack Dean Vinson, 40, told Capt. Richard Wells they were on their way home from a party when they noticed that the door on Mrs. Vinson’s side was not closed completely. He said his wife opened the door and was attempting to reclose it when she fell to the pavement. Wells said Vinson was taken to police headquarters and after taking a Breathalyzer test was cited on complaints of driving while intoxicated and public drunkenness. Mrs. Vinson, a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Ozark, was employed at Fasco Industries in Ozark. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Tony Swayne and Lyle D. Vinson and a daughter, Shelley Swayne, all of the home; her mother, Mrs. Nina Johnson, Ozark; three brothers, Larry Johnson, Springfield, and Byrl G. Johnson, Jr. and Fred Johnson, both of Ozark and a sister, Mrs. Joan Bulmer, Livermore, Calif. Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Harris Chapel in Ozark. Burial was in Roberts Cemetery near Sparta.

 

Vinson, Ronald Ray “Ron” 14 Jan 1943 - 21 Jul 2004 SN-L 23 Jul 2004

[Note: Son of Ray & Alice Berniece (Stevenson) Vinson; married Marilyn York]

Ronald Ray (Ron) Vinson, 61, Springfield, Mo., passed away at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2004, in his home after an extended illness. He was born Jan. 14, 1943, in Emporia, Kan., the son of Ray and Alice Berniece Stevenson Vinson. He graduated from Newton, Kansas High School, attended Hutchison Junior College and was a graduate of Wichita Drafting College and Wichita State University. Ron had resided in Springfield since 1970. Due to his health, he retired in April of this year, after 33 years as a Drafting and Design Specialist with the City of Springfield Department of Public Works. He participated in Boy Scouts with his son Russell, where they achieved the rank of Warrior in the Tribe of MicoSay. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church. Ron is survived by his wife, Marilyn York Vinson, of the home; two sons and their wives, Thad Michael and Heather Vinson, Ozark, Russell Curtis and Rose Vinson, Springfield; a brother and his wife, Warren J. and Mary Vinson, Springfield; and one grandchild, Chloe Sage Vinson. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 24, 2004, in Christ Episcopal Church with the Rev. Kenneth L. Chumbley officiating under the care of Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel. Inurnment will be in Christ Church Columbarium. A reception will follow in the church Parrish Hall. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Cecilia Choir of Christ Episcopal Church, 601 E. Walnut, Springfield, MO 65806, or Boy Scouts of America, Ozarks Council, 1616 S. Eastgate, Springfield, MO 65809.

 

Vinyard, Hulda (Carr) 22 Jun 1863 - 12 Dec 1930 CCR 18 Dec 1930 p4

[Note: Daughter of Jackson & Mary (Wright) Carr; married J. Vinyard]

Hulda Vinyard, aged 67 years, died at her home two and one half miles southwest of Nixa Friday morning, Dec. 12, 1930. Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 14, at 1 p.m. at the Quail Spur cemetery with Rev. R.C. Harding officiating. Burial was under the direction of the Harding & Maples Funeral Service of Nixa.

 

Virnig, Donald G. 12 Aug 1947 - 6 Jan 1989 OH 12 Jan 1989

[Note: Son of Francis C. “Bob” & Dorothy J. (Renchin) Virnig]

Donald G. Virnig, 41, of Billings, died Jan. 6 at the home of his parents following a long illness. A funeral mass for Mr: Virnig was held Jan. 9 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Msgr. John J. Rynish officiating. Burial was in St. Joseph's Cemetery under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Billings. Mr. Virnig was an employee of the McBee Binder Plant in Springfield for 19 years. He worked for Home Comfort Wood Heating, Billings, when he first became ill. Surviving are his parents, Dorothy and F.C. "Bob;" three brothers, Richard and Douglas, both of Billings, and Daniel, Honolulu, Hawaii; two nieces; a nephew; his grandmothers, Eva Virnig, Billings, and Dora Renchin, Hayfield, Minnesota; and many cousins, aunts and uncles.

 

Virnig, Dorothy J. (Renchin) 3 Apr 1925 - 3 Dec 2010 SN-L 22 Dec 2010

[Note: Daughter of Joseph & Dora (Houdek) Renchin; married 12 Sep 1945 Francis C. “Bob” Virnig 1 Jul 1919 - 1 Sep 1993]

Mrs. Dorothy J. Virnig, age 85, of Billings, Missouri, passed away Sunday, December 19, 2010, in her son's home in Rogersville, Missouri. She was born April 3, 1925 in Claremont, Minnesota, the daughter of Joseph and Dora (Houdek) Renchin. After graduating high school she completed two years of nursing school before she was united in marriage to F.C."Bob" Virnig on September 12, 1945 and became a homemaker. Dorothy was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Billings. Her husband, F.C. "Bob"; a son, Donald Virnig; her parents; and a brother, David Renchin, preceded Dorothy in death. She is survived by three sons and their wives, Richard and Georgia Virnig, Ash Grove, Douglas and Mary Virnig, Rogersville, and Daniel Virnig, Honolulu, Hawaii; grandchildren, Jessie and her husband Tim De Cloud, Jennifer and her husband Paul, Laura, Emma, Madelaine, Tucker, Adelaide, Helen, Rachel, and Arthur; great grandchildren, Dillon, Damien, and Dakota, and Kaden and Ember; sisters, Sylvia Ginder, Austin, Minnesota, Alice Arnold, Medford, Minnesota, Theresa Kasper, Ellendale, Minnesota, Frances Blakestad, Albert Lea, Minnesota, Margaret Koziolek, Hartland, Minnesota, and Rosemary Besch, Blaine, Minnesota; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 P.M., with Rosary to begin at 7:30 P.M., on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at Meadors Funeral Home, Billings. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 A.M. Thursday, December 23, 2010 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Billings, with Father John Braun officiating, under the direction of the funeral home. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Billings. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the "Parish Council of Catholic Women," of the St. Joseph Church. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com

 

Visingard, Vernon 25 Mar 1929 - 16 Apr 2005 SN-L 26 Apr 2005

[Note: married Jewell]

Vernon Visingard, 76, passed away April 16, 2005. He was born March 25, 1929, in Olean, N.Y., and was a resident of Nixa, Mo. Vern was a minister for many years and owned Vern's Machine Shop until retiring. Vern and his wife, Jewell, owned a Bed and Breakfast in Branson before moving to Nixa. He was a member of the American Legion and Moose Lodge. Vern was preceded in death by his son, John. He is survived by his wife, Jewell; brother, Richard; son, Alan Visingard and wife, Nancy; daughter, Deborah Howard and husband, Larry; grandchildren, Chris and Daniel Visingard, and William Howard; step-children, Bambi Vahldick, Lee Schroll, Jeff Schroll, and Heidi Clark; step-grandchildren, Zach and Tyler Vahldick, Austin and Jadyn Clark, and Chanel, Ryan, Jessey, and Abbi Schroll. Funeral services and burial were in Marion, N.Y., under the local care of Herman H. Lohmeyer Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held for Vern at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2005, in Branson Hills Assembly of God Church, 256 Church Road, Branson, with Rabbi Jeremy Storch officiating. The family wishes to thank Community Hospice and The James River Assembly Church in Ozark, and The Tabernacle in Branson for the loving kindness in Vern's last days.

 

Voelker, Ronald Albert 20 Sep 1935 - 30 Mar 2004 SN-L 1 Apr 2004

[Note: married 13 Jul 1953 Shirley]

Ronald A. Voelker, 68, an installer for Lowe's, Springfield, passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2004, in St. John's Hospital, after a courageous battle with cancer. Ron was born Sept. 20, 1935, in Chicago, Ill. He lived most of his life in Harvey, Ill. He served four years in the Navy, served 20 years as a Harvey Policeman, then moved from Illinois to Missouri. Ron and his wife, Shirley, celebrated 50 years of marriage on July 13, 2003. Survivors include Shirley of the home; son Ronald (wife Sue), Grayling, Mich., daughter Ronda Good (husband Bob), Fresno, Calif., daughter Ruth Burland (husband Phil), Ozark, Mo., ten grandchildren, many relatives and loving friends. The family wishes to thank everyone for their support over the past year. Visitation will be at Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home on Friday, April 2, 2004, from 9 to 11 a.m. with a graveside service immediately following at Missouri Veterans Cemetery. The family has requested donations be made to Friends of the Library, Library Center, Springfield. Ron, you were the best and we will miss you forever.

 

Voepel, Arthur Charles 7 Sep 1942 - 9 Aug 2008 SN-L 11 Aug 2008

[Note: Son of Arthur Jacob & Pearl Ethel (Riemenschneider) Voepel; married 18 Dec 1974 Kathleen Dopuch]

Arthur Charles Voepel, age 65, of Springfield, passed away Saturday, August 9, 2008. He was born September 7, 1942, in St. Louis, the son of Arthur Jacob and Pearl Ethel Voepel. On December 18, 1974, he and Kathleen Dopuch were united in marriage. Mr. Voepel was a cabinet maker and woodworker. He retired as maintenance supervisor from the Springfield Regional Center. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, working at his computer and playing his guitar. He was an avid Lady Bears fan. Survivors include, his wife, Kathleen; his mother, Pearl Voepel, Nixa; three children, Carol Voepel, Ozark, Cheryl Wanko and husband Scott, Branson West, and Arthur Gregory Voepel and wife Becky, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; six grandchildren, John, Justin, Jenna, Alexis, Kathleen, and Arthur Aidan; and two sisters, Carolyn Harman, St. Louis, and Gloria Morrison, Nixa. His father preceded him in death. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 12, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Burial will follow in Delaware Cemetery, Nixa. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, in the funeral home.

 

Voepel, Arthur Jacob 9 Nov 1905 - 3 Dec 2003 CCH-N 10 Dec 2003

[Note: Son of Jacob & Rosine (  ) Voepel; married 13 Jan 1931 Pearl Ethel Riemenschneider]

Arthur Jacob Voepel was born Nov. 9, 1905 in Bromskichem, Germany. He died Dec. 3, 2003. He was the oldest of seven children born to Jacob and Rosine Voepel.  He came to the United States when he was in his twenties to join his brother, Jack and became a citizen in 1943. On January 13, 1931, Arthur was united in marriage to Pearl Ethel Riemenschneider in St. Louis, Missouri, sharing 72 years of marriage. For many years, Arthur crafted fine furniture in St. Louis and had the Artistique Cabinet Shop. He loved music and played the accordion. He also enjoyed gardening and hunting, and was a member of Family of Christ Lutheran Church in Nixa. Survivors include his wife, Pearl and four children: Arthur Knocke of Germany, Carolyn Harman of St. Louis, Gloria Morrison of Nixa, Arthur Voepel of Springfield, a brother, Adolf Voepel of Germany and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, in Family of Christ Lutheran Church, with Pastor Dale Bond officiating. Burial followed in Delaware Cemetery, Nixa. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home in Nixa.  ©Ozarks Newsstand 2003

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Voepel, Arthur Jacob 9 Nov 1905 - 3 Dec 2003  CCH-N 17 Dec 2003

Arthur Jacob Voepel, 98, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003. He was born Nov. 9, 1905 in Bromskichem, Germany, the oldest of seven children born to Jacob and Rosine Voepel. Voepel came to the United States when he was in his 20s to join his brother, Jack, and became a citizen in 1943. On Jan. 13, 1931, he was united in marriage to Pearl Ethel Riemenschneider in St. Louis, sharing 72 years of marriage. For many years, Voepel crafted fine furniture in St. Louis and had the Artistique Cabinet Shop. He loved music and played the accordion. He also enjoyed gardening and hunting, and was a member of Family of Christ Lutheran Church in Nixa. Survivors include his wife, Pearl; four children, Arthur Knocke, Germany, Carolyn Harman, St. Louis, Gloria Morrison, Nixa, and Arthur Voepel, Springfield; one brother, Adolf Voepel, Germany; and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Dec. 6 in Family of Christ Lutheran Church, with Pastor Dale Bond officiating. Burial followed in Delaware Cemetery, Nixa. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home in Nixa. Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian County Coalition of Aging, Inc., in care of Mrs. Mary Steinmann, Treasurer, 610 SE Hwy 14, Billings, Mo. 65610.

 

Vogel, Daniel S. 17 Jul 1958 - 13 Mar 2009 SN-L 15 Mar 2009

[Note: Son of Van R. & Carole Jo (Black) Vogel; married 15 Jun 1980 Mary D. Hummelgaard]

Daniel S. Vogel of Billings, Missouri, died Friday, March 13, 2009, in Cox South Hospital, in Springfield, Missouri, after a short battle with cancer. Dan was born July 27, 1958, in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Carole Jo Black and Van R. Vogel. On June 15, 1980, he was united in marriage to Mary D. Hummelgaard of Tonganoxie, Kansas. Dan worked most of his career as an automotive service manager. He loved fishing, spending time with family, and playing with his three golden retrievers. Dan was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Leonard and Sybil Lilly, and Clell and Evangeline Vogel of Raytown, Missouri. Dan is survived by his wife, Mary of the home; his mother, Carole Jo. Black of Merriam, Kansas; his father, Van R. Vogel and wife, Teresa of Salina, Kansas; his brother and sister-in-law, David and Martha Vogel of Lenexa, Kansas; two step-brothers, David Black of Lee's Summit, Mo., and Dan Black and his wife, Susan of Glen Ellyn, Ill.; his parents-in-law, Dean and Rose Hummelgaard; one brother-in-law and his wife, Jere and Karen Hummelgaard; a sister-in-law and her husband, Lisa and Mike Reischman, all of Tonganoxie, Kansas; a sister-in-law, Sally Hummelgaard-Lawson of Belton, Texas; 17 nieces and nephews; and 12 great-nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Monday, March 16, 2009, from 6 to 8 p.m., in Quisenberry Funeral Home, in Tonganoxie, Kansas. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 17, 2009, at 10 a.m., in First Congregational Church, in Tonganoxie, followed by burial services in Hubbel Hill Cemetery in Tonganoxie.

Vogt, Rex Lowe ? - 7 Jun 2007 Preston-MarshFH

[Note: Son of Vernon & Noel J. (Harrison) Vogt; no SSDI found]

Rex Lowe Vogt infant son of Vernon Vogt and Noel J. "Harrison" Vogt of Nixa, Mo. went to be with the Lord on Thursday June 7, 2007 at Springfield, Mo. He left behind a brother Caleb Vogt and sisters Grace Vogt and Elyse Fox, Grandparents Werner Vogt, Gerda & John Phillippon, Robert & Kris Harrison, Aunt and Uncle Tiffini & Eliot Geeting and many other family and friends.

 

Volland, Cozella Lee 1903 - 27 Oct 1980 OH 30 Oct 1980

[Note: no SSDI found]

Services for Mrs. Cozella Lee Volland, 73, of Kansas City, mother of Gary Volland of Billings, were held Monday in Kansas City. Mrs. Volland died of natural causes last Friday in a hospital.

 

Vollmar, Ruth Annalee (Thompson) 8 Jan 1931 - 25 Jul 1986 OH 31 Jul 1986 p3

[Note: Daughter of Harvey & Essie (Tyler) Thompson; married 23 Jun 1947 Robert Kenneth Vollmar 8 Dec 1927 - 30 Aug 1974, son of  Harvey Allen & Claudia Fern (Bates) Vollmar]

Services for Ruth Annalee Vollmar, 55, Nixa, were held July 29 in Ayre-Goodwin Funeral Home,. Springfield, with the Revs. E. I. Moore and John Hembree officiating. Burial was in White Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Vollmer died July 25 in the Missouri Rehabilitation Center Hospice Unit, Mount Vernon, following a long illness. She was member of Westport Assembly of God Church. Survivors include two sons, Ronald Keith, Williamsburg, Va. and Robert Kenneth, Neosho; one sister, Glenda Moore, Nixa; one half-brother, Eugene Thompson, St. Louis; and five grandchildren.

 

Volner, Ina Leota (Strickland) 26 Jun 1911 - 25 May 1996  CCH-N 30 Mar 1996

[Note: Daughter of Lee & Ollie (Pryor) Strickland; married 4 Mar 1931 Montie Lee Volner d 24 Dec 1989]

Ina Leota Volner, age 84, Nixa, passed away on Monday, March 25, 1996 in the Nixa Park Care Center. Ina was born June 26, 1911 in Dent County, Mo., the daughter of Lee and Ollie Pryor Strickland. She was married to Montie Lee Volner March 4, 1931. She was a homemaker and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Nixa. Ina was preceded in death by her husband Montie, December 24, 1989 and her parents. Survivors include: one daughter, Carolyn Patterson and her husband, Danny, Nixa; two sisters, Eula Smith, Salem, Mo., and Bertha Woods and her husband, Don, Buffalo, Mo.; five grandsons, Craig Patterson and his wife, Linda, Lance Patterson, Duane Patterson and his wife, Connie, Tony Patterson and Toby Patterson; one granddaughter, Tammy Youngmon and her husband, Danny; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held March 28, 1996 in Harris, a Heritage Funeral Home, Nixa, with the Rev. Joe Fahl officiating. A graveside service was held in the Cedar Grove Cemetery, Salem, Mo.

 

Volner, Montie Lee 7 Oct 1909 - 24 Dec 1989   OH 3 Aug 1989

[Note: married Ina]

Montie Lee Volner, 80, Nixa died at 8:32 a.m. Sunday in St. John's Regional Health Center. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Nixa and the Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Ina, of the home; a daughter, Carolyn Patterson, and her husband, Danny, Nixa; a sister, Maude Sumpter, Bismarck ,two grandchildren, Craig Patterson and Lance Patterson; four step-grandchildren, Duane Patterson, Tammy Patterson, Tony Patterson and Toby Patterson; and three great-grandchildren, Kristy Youngmon, Daniel Youngmon and Bradley Youngmon. Services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Harris Colonial Chapel in Nixa with the Rev. Joe Fahl officiating. Burial was in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Salem.

 

Volz, Darrell W. 28 May 1946 - 12 Jul 2008 SN-L 16 Jul 2008 & SN-L 17 Jul 2008

[Note: Son of Herbert R. & Izma Nadine (  ) Volz]

Darrell W. Volz, 62, passed away at 10:55 a.m. Saturday, July 12, 2008, in his home in Billings, Missouri. Darrell was born May 28, 1946, in Kansas City, Kansas, to Herbert R. and Izma Nadine Volz. He was a graduate of Wyandotte High School in Kansas City and Baker University in Baldwin, Kansas, where he was a member of Zeta Chi Fraternity. After working for Shelly Oil for several years, he moved to Springfield, Missouri in 1971, from Topeka, Kansas. He was a licensed realtor and broker and former owner of an ERA Real Estate Agency in Springfield. Darrell was a realtor and home builder in the Springfield area for over 30 years, and was a member of the Springfield Board of Realtors and the Homebuilders Association. He was an active supporter and participant in the Kidney Foundation's Ride for Life Event, a former Boy Scout Leader and an avid outdoorsman. Darrell is survived by his mother, Nadine Volz of Richmond, Virginia; his son, Adam Volz of Billings, Mo.; his daughter, Ashley Volz of Springfield; a sister, Linda Amyx and husband, Mike of Midlothian, Virginia; an aunt, Elsie Rohner of Kansas City, Kansas; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be Friday, July 18, 2008, at 3 p.m., in Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel, with Chaplain Jack Betts officiating. Visitation will follow the services. Memorial contributions may be made to National Kidney Foundation Ride for Life Program, 6405 Metcalf Avenue, Suite 204, Overland Park, Kansas 66202 or to the American Cancer Society, 3322 S. Campbell, Suite R, Springfield, Missouri 65807.

 

Vonderheide, Elva 30 Dec 1894 - 10 Jun 1978 OH 15 Jun 1978 p4

[Note: married Harry Vonderheide 11 Nov 1893 - Dec 1974]

OZARK - Mrs. Elva Vonderheide, 83, Route 1, Ozark, was found dead in her home Tuesday, She had died of natural causes Saturday, according in Christian County Coroner Arthur Dean Adams. Mrs. Vonderheide lived here for the past 35 years, moving from Cincinnati, Ohio. Survivors include a son, Harry, Jr. Hamilton, Ohio; a daughter, Mrs. W. Elaine Johnson, St. Louis; six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. The body was cremated Wednesday afternoon under direction of Adams of Ozark.

 

Vonderheide, Harry H. 11 Nov 1893 - Dec 1974 OH 2 Jan 1975 p9

[Note: married Elva 30 Dec 1894 - 10 Jun 1978]

Harry H. Vonderheide, 81, Route 1, Ozark, died at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John’s Hospital, following a short illness. Mr. Vonderheide, a retired foundry core-maker, moved to this area from Cincinnati 32 years ago. He is survived by his wife, Elva; a son, Harry, Jr. of Hamilton, Ohio; a daughter, Mrs. Elaine Johnson, O’Fallon, six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. There will be no funeral services, Cremation will be at Greenlawn Crematorium.

 

von Marenholtz, Baron Emil CCR 17 Jul 1930 p1

[Note: married Lucy Ann P. Melton]

The Springfield  Leader of July 8 contained a story of good luck which has befallen Paul Merenholtz of Boise, Idaho, a brother in law to Mrs. H.D. Stubbs of this city. Mrs. Stubbs and Mrs. Marenholtz being sisters. The story is as follows: News dispatches from Boise, Idaho, relating that Paul Merenholtz, 35 year old farmer, has inherited a German barony worth $1,000,000, have been of great interest to scores of residents in the neighborhood of Viola, Barry county, Missouri. Marenholtz, it was learned today, was born and reared in Barry county, but has been living in Idaho for the past four years. His father, who died four months ago, was cut out of the German estate because his marriage did not please young Marenholtz’s uncle. Paul Marenholtz, who will obtain the German barony if he is able to raise 30,000 marks for inheritance tax purposes, some years ago married Miss Lucy Melton, daughter of Doctor Melton, of Ponce de Leon. If the former Missouri farmer becomes a member of the German landed gentry, he will rule over a 300 room castle with its farms and woods lying in the kingdom of Hanover. The estate was willed Marenholtz, his attorney said, by Baron Emil von Marenholtz, an uncle.

 

Votaw, Wendy (Allison) 1 May 1956 – 5 Oct 2001  CCH-N 17 Oct 2001

[Note: Daughter of George & Wilda (  ) Allison; married Ronald E. Votaw]

Wendy Allison-Votaw, 45, of Nixa, passed away Friday, Oct. 5, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born May 1, 1956, in Salem, Ohio. Wendy had been employed by Sofa-Mart for eighteen years, serving as a manager.  Survivors include: her husband, Ronald E. Votaw; her mother, Wilda Weaver, Evansville Ind.; and three brothers, Tim Allison, George Allison, and Jared Boyer.  Her father, George Allison, preceded her in death.  Cremation was under the direction of Adams Funeral Home in Nixa. Memorial contributions may be made to Ozarks Animal Shelter Fund PO. Box 989, Nixa, MO. 65714. When the shelter is complete, the following will appear on a plaque of donors to be displayed in the reception area of the shelter, in memory of Wendy Allison-Votaw.

 

Voyles, Lula E. 5 Feb 1894 - 22 Mar 1989  OH 30 1989

[Note: married William David Voyles 28 Sep 1888 - Jan 1977]

Lula E. Voyles, 95, of Springfield, died at 2:10 p.m. March 22 at Cox Medical Center South. Services for Mrs. Voyles were held March 25 in the Greenlawn North Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Philip Wannamacher officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Voyles was a homemaker and a member of the Central Assembly of God Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, William David, by a granddaughter, LaTheresha Bollinger, and by a great-grandson, Ricky Benintendi. Mrs. Voyles was a longtime member of the Central Assembly of God Church, where she served in many capacities. Surviving are four daughters, Adeline Voyles, Mary E. Dutton, and Ruth J. Gardner, all of Springfield; a son, Bill J. Voyles, Springfield; a sister, Ocie Hensley, Nixa; four grandchildren, Janice Benintendi, Carol Kiser, Cathy Williams, and W. David Voyles; 10 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, and many friends.

 

Voyles, Shirley (Fulbright) 28 Aug 1929 - 13 Jul 2003 SN-L 15 Jul 2003

[Note: Daughter of Frank & Carrie(  )  Fulbright; married 1947 Bill Voyles]

Shirley Voyles, 73, the daughter of Frank and Carrie Fulbright, was born in Springfield August 28, 1929 and departed this life in her home in Springfield, Sunday, July 13, 2003. She was a descendant of the pioneer Fulbright family who were some of the first families to settle in Springfield in 1829. Shirley graduated from Senior High School in 1947. She worked for Blue Cross for 27 years. Shirley was a faithful life long member of South National and East Sunshine Church of Christ where she enjoyed being part of the Young at Heart Group. She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, William Fulbright, Harvey Dee, age 2, and stillborn twin brothers; a sister, Mary Jane Ragsdale; a great-granddaughter, Kiara Voyles; and a son-in-law, Michael D. Kiser. She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Bill; one son, David and wife, Linda, Windsor, CA; two daughters, Carol Kiser, Springfield, and Cathy Williams and husband, Rick, Ozark; one sister, Francis Levenson, Manhattan, KS; grandchildren, Mike Kiser, Jr., Wade Kiser, Brad Kiser, Nick Voyles, Chris Williams, and Carrie Teal; great-grandchildren, Rian, Keaton, Leila, Emily, Eryka, Austin, Dalton, Whitney, Vanessa, Hannah, and Skylar. Shirley loved being surrounded by her family and her church family. She delighted in the lives of her children and grandchildren. She had a willing spirit and loved to laugh. Her generosity and smile will be missed by all that knew and loved her. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2003 in Greenlawn Funeral Home South with John Alley officiating. Burial in Patterson Cemetery. Visitation tonight 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home at 441 W. Battlefield. Memorials are suggested to Fair Haven Children’s Home, Strafford, MO

 

Vrlenich, Norman 23 Jun 1946 - 18 Mar 2007 SN-L 21 Mar 2007

[Note: Son of Jan  & Margot (Brien) Vrlenich; married Linda]

Norman Vrlenich, age 60, of Nixa, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2007. He was born June 23, 1946, in Berlin, Germany, the son of Jan Vrlenich and Margot Brien. Norm believed "a merry heart doeth good like a medicine?. He took God's charge to us to help others to be reconciled to Him as a personal call. Norm had a unique way of using his humor to show us God's heart and invite us to join in the celebration of God's love and forgiveness. The only thing he wanted more than to see another hurting person brought into Christ's healing grace was to be there, face to face with Him, seeing Him smile and hearing His "well done, Norm, welcome home.? Norm died as he lived, singing God's praises. We are grateful for his legacy of laughter and caring. Survivors include: His wife, Linda; three children, Mark Vrlenich and wife, Laura, Grain Valley, Missouri, Matthew Vrlenich, Grain Valley, Missouri, and Michelle Turner, Ozark, Missouri; six grandchildren, Hannah and Grant Vrlenich (Mark's children); Quentin and Carter Vrlenich (Matt's children); and Megan and Jordyn Turner (Michelle's children); his mother and step-father, Margot and Cliff Brien, Woodinville, Washington; his stepmother, Rachel Vrlenich, Glendale, Arizona; a brother, Steve Vrlenich, Buena Park, California; a brother-in-law and wife, David and Merry Lakebrink; a nephew, John Lakebrink; a niece, Kaylyn Joy Lakebrink; and his mother-in-law, Barb Lakebrink. Funeral services will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 23, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Burial will follow in Missouri Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.

 

Vrooman, Harold S. 13 Oct 1902 - 22 Dec 1976 OH 30 Dec 1976 p8

[Note: married Christie]

ROLLA - Harold S. Vrooman, Rolla, died Wednesday, Dec, 22, 1976, age 74. Mr. Vrooman was born in Richland, Kan. on Oct. 13, 1902. Formerly of Springfield, he worked for the Frisco Railroad before moving to Rolla, where he had resided for 31 years. He was a member of Rolla Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Christie; one son, Phillips of Bellflower, Calif.; a daughter, Nancy Wagner, Rolla; one step-son, Charles Ayres of Arlington, Texas; four sisters, five grandchildren. Funeral services was held at 1:00 p.m. Friday at Null and Son Chapel with Luther Martin officiating. Burial followed at Ozark Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Rolla.