Rozell, Josie (Pickett) 5 Jul 1887 - 17 Oct 1985 OH 24 Oct 1985 p5

[Note: Daughter of John Merdic & Lenora Mara (Rittenhouse) Pickett; married Kilbee Rozell 15 Jul 1883 - 6 Oct 1962]

Services for Josie Rozell, 98, Chadwick, were held Oct. 21 in Chadwick Union Church with the Rev. Mike McGinnis officiating. Burial was in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Harris Funeral; Home, Ozark. Mrs. Rozell died of natural causes in Regency Health Care Center, Springfield. A former school teacher, she was a native of Taney county and a former area school teacher. She was also a former reporter for the Chadwick items in the Ozark Headliner. At one time, she was employed as a post office clerk in Chadwick and was a member of Chadwick Christian Church,. Disciplines of Christ, and Chadwick Extension Club. Survivors include a son, Reggie. Gladstone; two daughters, Clarice Adams, Memphis, Tenn. and Jean Collins, Springfield; a sister, Nellie Coffelt, Kirbyville; a brother, Charley Pickett, Norco, Calif.; nine grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren

 

Rozell, Kilbee 15 Jul 1883 - 6 Oct 1962  CCR 11 Oct 1962 p1

[Note: Son of Stephen Jerome & Mary M. (Segley) Rozell; married Josie Pickett 5 Jul 1887 - 17 Oct 1985]

Funeral services for Kilbee Rozell, 79, Chadwick, who died Saturday night at Burge Protestant Hospital in Springfield, were at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Chadwick Union Church with the Rev. E. T. Sechler officiating. Burial was in Chadwick Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark. Mr. Rozell suffered a heart attack at his home Thursday and was taken to the hospital late that afternoon.  Mr. Rozell taught school in Christian and Taney Counties before he became postmaster at Chadwick. He held the postmaster position for 25 years and retired in 1941. A member of the Chadwick Christian Church, he is survived by his wife, Josie; two sons, Reggie, Kansas City and Ronnie, Rolla; two daughters, Mrs. Clarice Adams, Memphis, Tenn, and Mrs. Jean Collins, 1015 West Glenwood Drive, Springfield; a brother, Kirby Rozell, Oklahoma; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

 

Rozell, Larry Adams 25 Apr 1939 - 28 Apr 1939 CCR 4 May 1939 p4

[Note: Son of Reggie L. & Maxine (Adams) Rozell]

Larry Adams Rozell, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Reggie Rozell of Ozark, died Friday, April 28, at the age of three days. Funeral services were conducted April 29 at 2:30 p.m. in the Chadwick Christian church by Rev. Schler with burial in the Chadwick cemetery under the direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.

AND

Rozell, Larry Adams 25 Apr 1939 - 28 Apr 1939 CCR 4 May 1939 p4

[Note: Son of Reggie L. & Maxine (Adams) Rozell]

We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their kindness and help at the death of our infant son, Larry Adams Rozell.

Mr. and Mrs. Reggie L. Rozell and son, Bernard Lee.

 

Rozell, Lawrence William 11 Oct 1912 - 13 Oct 1999  CCH-N 20 Oct 1999

[Note: Son of Press Wayne & Irene (Keesee) Rozell; married 2 May 1932 Thelma Faye Shipman 15 Jul 1912 - 15 Jul 1994]

Lawrence William Rozell, age 87 of Chadwick, passed away Wednesday October 13, 1999. He was born October 11, 1912 near Reuter, Missouri in Taney County. He moved with his parents Press Wayne and Irene Keesee Rozell to East View where he attended his first school. On January 1, 1920 the family relocated to a farm north of Chadwick where he attended school through the eighth grade. On May 2, 1932 he was united in marriage to Thelma Faye Shipman of Chadwick. Shortly after his marriage he was employed by the Lukins Ranch of Chadwick comprising over 8,000 acres where he and his wife resided on Bull Creek west of Chadwick. After approximately five years Mr. Rozell acquired farm and ranch land north of Chadwick and spent the rest of his life building and managing his ranching business. He served his community several years on the Chadwick School board and was a founding member of the Chadwick Saddle Club in 1955 where he served as president for many years. In 1997 he received Jesus Christ as his savior, was baptized into the First Baptist Church of Chadwick and regularly attended worship services. Survivors include a son, Jerry Rozell and his wife Linda, Chadwick; a daughter-in-law, Huba, Chadwick; six grandchildren, Vickie Goin and her husband Rick, Sarah Grubaugh and her husband John, Tom Rozell and his wife Kristi, Valorie McAmis and her husband Rick, Brad Rozell and his wife Sara, Tonya Gardner and her husband Doug; eight great-grandchildren, Rintha, Taylor, Ethan, Drew, Sydney, Sierra, Landon and Kailyn; and two sisters, Novella Tann and Ruth Mooney. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma in 1994; his parents; two brothers, Don and Lon; a sister, Helen Lowe; a son Wayne and a grandson Dale Wayne. Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday October 16, 1991, at the First Baptist Church of Chadwick with the Reverend Dale Gann and Reverend David Owings officiating. Burial was in Chadwick Cemetery.

 

Rozell, Malissa Octavia (Loftin) 1 Jan 1879 - 28 Apr 1949 CCR 5 May 1949

[Note: Daughter of David & Lucinda (  ) Loftin; married 10 Mar 1898 James Wright Rozell 25 Oct 1875 - 28 Dec 1937; raised by Sechler relatives, and some sources call that her maiden name]

Malissa Octavia Loftin was born in Polk County, Missouri January 1, 1879 and died Thursday, April 28, 1949 in her home in Chadwick, Mo. She was 70 years of age. She was united in marriage March 10, 1898 to James W. Rozell, who preceded her in death in December 1937. To this union were born six children, a daughter, Mrs. Golda Harris of Ozark and five sons, Ray of Garrison, Mo., Vern of Chadwick, Glen of Sparta, Gorman of Ash Grove who preceded her in death in 1947 and Clell who died in infancy. She is also survived by four half-brothers, Grover and Clyde Loftin of Dallas, Texas and Lester and Morney Loftin of Cassville, Mo.; one half-sister, Mrs. Brice Vanhorn of Santa Paula, Calif.; and 12 grandchildren. At the age of 13, she was united with the Missionary Baptist Church at Bradleyville, MO. In 1914, the Rozell family moved to Chadwick, where they were engaged in the mercantile business for many years. Mrs. Rozell was a very active member of the Chadwick Baptist Church, and was well known throughout this region for her devoted and outstanding church work. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon in the Chadwick Baptist Church, with Rev. Roscoe Harding officiating. Burial was in Chadwick Cemetery under direction of Harris Funeral Home of Chadwick.

 

Rozell, May Katy Howard (Monger) 1916 - 10 Apr 2006 SN-L 29 Apr 2006

[Note: Daughter of Joseph George & Cora Belle (Anderson) Monger; married 15 Feb 1933 Don L. Rozell; no SSDI found]

May Katy Howard (Monger) Rozell May, 89, passed away April 10, 2006, in Arizona. Graveside memorial services and burial will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 30, 2006, in the Sparta Cemetery under the direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Rozell, Mildred Marie (Williams) Blankenship 17 Jan 1921 - 20 Mar 2010 SN-L 23 Mar 2010 & CCH-N 24 Mar 2010

[Note: Daughter of James & Laura (Jenkins) Williams; married George Blankenship; married Jess Rozell 20 Dec 1903 - 15 Aug 1975]

Mildred Marie Blankenship Rozell, age 89, passed away March 20, 2010, in Christian Health Care in Nixa, Mo., after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Mildred was born January 17, 1921 in Reuter, Mo., to James and Laura Jenkins Williams. Her parents preceded her in death as well as the father of her children, George Blankenship; husband, Jess Rozell; two brothers, Manford (Mutt) and Jack Williams; four sisters, Shirley Williams, Virgie Claussen, Myrtle Forrester and Maxine McPherson; one son, Hugh F. Blankenship and three great-great grandchildren. She is survived by two daughters, Aleen and David Emerson of Clever, Mo., Betty Jo and James Yeary of Nixa, Mo.; one daughter-in-law, Betty Blankenship of Springfield, Mo.; brother, Dean Williams and Connie of Springfield, Mo.; brother-in-law, Byron Forrester of Tulsa, Okla.; nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Mildred was the cook of the family and loved to fix large meals for her kids and grandchildren. She helped with the grandchildren in the summers and their favorite dish by far was her chocolate gravy. She was a true country lady at heart and loved raising her chickens even after moving to town. If given the choice, Mildred would choose to be gardening, fishing and enjoying the outdoors. She will be dearly missed. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, 2010, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa; burial will follow in Wolfe Cemetery Protem. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, 2010, in the funeral home.

 

Rozell, Press Wayne 21 Sep 1887 - 2 Oct 1969  CCR 23 Oct 1969 p8

[Note; Son of Miller Proctor & Sarah (Hensley) Rozell; married Irene Kessee  29 Jun 1889 - 21 Jan 1977]

Press W. Rozell, 82, of Route 1, Sparta, died at 11 p.m. Monday at his home, 1 1/2 miles north of Chadwick, following an apparent heart attack. A 49-year resident of Christian County, Mr. Rozell was a farmer and had served on the Christian County Welfare Board and the County Extension Board for many years, He was a member of the Christian Church. Survivors include his wife, Irene; three sons, Lawrence Rozell of Sparta, Don Rozell, of Beaumont, Calif. and Lon Rozell, of Crane; three daughters, Mrs. Novella Weisiger and Mrs. Helen Lowe, both of Independence and Mrs. Ruth Mooney, Rogersville; two sisters, Mrs. Cal Bromly, Hereford, Tex. and Mrs. Zona McCall, Vinita, Okla.; 12 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Chadwick Union Church with the Rev. Glesco Roberts officiating, Burial will be in Sparta Cemetery under the direction of Harris of Ozark.

 

Rozell, Ronald James 9 Sep 1928 - 11 Sep 1981 OH 17 Sep 1981p11

[Note: Son of Kilbee & Josie (Pickett) Rozell]

Services for Ronald J. Rozell, 53, Rolla, were  Monday in Chadwick Union Church with the Rev: Carl Redford officiating. Burial will be in Chadwick Cemetery under the direction of Harris of Ozark. Mr. Rozell died Friday in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a long illness. A Chadwick native, he graduated with a bachelor of science in mathematics from Southwest Missouri State. He taught several years in Springfield area high schools before going to the University of Missouri-Rolla where he taught 22 years. He was a member of the Christian Church. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Josie Rozell, Chadwick; a brother, Reggie, Raymore; and two sisters, Mrs. Clarice Adams, Memphis, Tenn., and Mrs. Jean Collins, Springfield.

 

Rozell, Ronald Wayne 5 Feb 1933 - 5 Sep 1999 CCH-N 8 Sep 1999

[Note: Son of Lawrence William & Thelma Faye (Shipman) Rozell; married 5 Mar 1953 Huba Allien Morrison]

Ronald Wayne Rozell, age 66 of Chadwick passed away Sunday, September 5, 1999 in his home. He was born February 5, 1933 on Bull Creek, near Chadwick, Missouri to Lawrence William and Thelma Faye (Shipman) Rozell. He attended Chadwick Schools, graduating in 1950. On March 5, 1953, he was united in marriage to Huba Allien Morrison of Highlonesome. Mr. Rozell served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1956, stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado. After serving in the Army, he and Huba returned to Chadwick where he drove a truck for Ulhman Lumber Company. He also drove a school bus for Chadwick School. Throughout his life he worked at many things, including going to wheat harvest, combining fescue seed and raising beef cattle and horses. Most of his life he was a truck driver. In later years he worked for the United States Postal Service hauling mail to Sedalia, Missouri for more than thirteen years. Survivors include: his wife Huba of the home; his father, Lawrence Rozell of Chadwick; two daughters, Vickie Goin and her husband Rick, Chadwick, and Sarah Grubaugh and her husband John, Ozark; a son, Tom Rozell and his wife Kristi, Chadwick; five grandchildren, Rintha, Taylor, Drew, Ethan and Sierra; and a brother, Jerry Rozell and his wife Linda, Chadwick. He was preceded in death by his mother; and one son, Dale Wayne. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 8, 1999 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark with the Reverend Dale Gann officiating. Burial will be in Chadwick Cemetery.

 

Rozell, Roy Jess 20 Dec 1903 - 15 Aug 1975 OH 21 Aug 1975 p11

[Note: married Mildred Marie Williams 17 Jan 1921 - 20 Mar 2010]

NIXA - Services for Jess Rozell, 71, Route 1, Nixa were at 2 p.m. Friday in Salem Church, Ocie with the Rev. Glesco Roberts and Lee Frazier officiating. Burial was in the Wolfe Cemetery, Protem, under the direction of Clarkson of Forsyth. Mr. Rozell died at 2 p.m. Tuesday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield following a long illness. A longtime resident of Taney County and Protem, Mr. Russell had lived in the Nixa area for the past seven years. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include his wife, Mildred; two brothers, John of 2143 South Delaware, Springfield and Norm of Ocie; and two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Tidwell, Nixa and (two blank lines follow in newspaper)

 

Rozell, Sallie J. (Cross) 20 Mar 1906 - 5 Jun 1971 CCR 10 Jun 1971 p8

[Note: Daughter of West C. & Martha Adelaide (  ) Cross; married Ray W. Rozell 9 Dec 1901 - 16 Mar 1970]

Mrs. Sallie Rozell, 65, the Garrison, Mo. postmistress since 1944, died at 2 a.m. Saturday, June 5, in St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. Mrs. Rozell, a member of the Garrison Baptist Church, also operated a general store at Garrison for many years with her husband, Ray, who died March 16, 1970. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Mary Louise Casey, Wichita, Kan.; three sons, Dr. Billy Rozell, Ozark dentist, James Rozell, also of Ozark, and Joe Rozell, Garrison, principal of Ozark High School; two brothers, Andrew Cross, Springfield and Dorsey Cross, San Francisco, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Delphia McTeer and Mrs. Bessie Caudle, both of Fresno, Calif; 19 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Services were at 2 p.m. Monday in the Garrison Baptist Church with the Rev. Allen Harrison officiating, assisted by the Rev. Carl Thompson, . Burial was in Garrison Cemetery, under direction of Harris Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

Rozell, Vern C. 4 Dec 1912 - 15 Feb 1969  CCR 20 Feb 1969 p4

[Note: Son of James Wright & Melissia Octavia (Loftin/Sechler) Rozell; married Eula Hull; mother’s maiden name is listed as Loftin in both her obituary and in story on page 150 of Chadwick Then & Now and as Sechler in story on page 154 of the same book - apparently born as a Loftin and may or may not have taken the surname Sechler of her aunt & uncle who raised her]

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Chadwick High School auditorium for Vern C. Rozell, 56, who died at 8 p.m. Saturday in his home in Chadwick of an apparent heart attack. Mr. Rozell had been postmaster in Chadwick since 1941 and had lived there since a child. He was a member of the Sparta Masonic Lodge and the Chadwick Baptist Church. Prior to taking the position of postmaster, he had been the general merchandise business. Surviving are his wife, Eula; three sons, Gary of Memphis, Tenn., Bennie of Peculiar and Bob of Lebanon; five grandchildren; one brother, Ray of Garrison; and one sister, Mrs. Goldie Harris of Sapulpa. Okla. Officiating at the Tuesday services were the Rev. Ivan Tatum, assisted by the Rev. Robert Van Kleek. Burial was in Chadwick Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark Masonic rites were conducted at the grave.

 

Rubison, Reo Rex 10 Oct 1917 - 3 Nov 1997  CCH-N 8 Nov 1997

[Note: Son of Henry & Ila (Jackson) Rubison; married 18 Jan 1954 Thelma Johnson 25 Nov 1921 - 14 Feb 2005 who married first a Bateman]

Reo Rex Rubison, 80, Springfield, died at 2:57 p.m. Monday Nov. 3, 1997, in Greene Haven Nursing Home, Springfield. Reo was born Oct. 10, 1917, in Republic, Mo., the son of Henry and Ila Jackson Rubison. He was married to Thelma Johnson, in 1954 in Harrison, Ark. He was a self-employed TV technical. He is preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Thelma, Springfield; two daughters, Rita Rubison, Springfield; Larue Allen, Ontario; Cal.; a son, Bob Rubison, Highland, Cal.; a step-daughter, Anna Mobley, Arz.; and a stepson, Jim Bateman, Nixa; a sister, Dorothy Blades, Republic; four grandchildren, two-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday in Harris, a Heritage Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Hobo Applegate officiating. Burial will follow in the Sparta Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.

 

Rubison, Thelma Eudene (Johnson) Bateman 25 Nov 1921 - 14 Feb 2005  SN-L 17 Feb 2005

[Note: Daughter of Calvin & Melinda (Rucker) Johnson; married ? Bateman; married 18 Jan 1954 Reo Rex Rubison 10 Oct 1917 - 3 Nov 1997]

Thelma Eudene Rubison, 83, Springfield, passed away Monday, February 14, 2005, in her home. She was born November 25, 1921, in Sparta, the daughter of Calvin and Melinda (Rucker) Johnson. On January 18, 1954, she and Reo Rex Rubison were united in marriage. He preceded her in death on November 3, 1997. Mrs. Rubison was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church. She had lived in California for several years before returning to this area. She enjoyed gardening during the time she lived on a farm. Survivors include a son, James Bateman; two daughters, Beulah Ann Moberly, Ariz., and Rita Gail Rubison, Springfield; five grandchildren; two great-grandsons; a brother, Floyd Johnson; and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 19, 2005, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will follow in Sparta Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, in the funeral home.

AND

Rubison, Thelma Eudene (Johnson) Bateman 25 Nov 1921 - 14 Feb 2005 CCH-N 23 Feb 2005

            Thelma Eugene Rubison, 83, of Springfield, died Monday, February 14, 2004 [sic]

 

Ruby, Reamus E. 15 Feb 1884 - 16 Jan 1970    CCR 22 Jan 1970 p4

[Note: Son of William H. & Fannie H. (Bledsoe) Ruby; married 19 Feb 1902 Lola M. Riley; married Helen M. 15 Nov 1899 - 23 Nov 1952]

Reamus E. Ruby, 85, of Springfield, died at 1:45 p.m. Friday in Springfield Osteopathic Hospital following a five-month illness. Mr. Ruby, a retired carpenter, was a native of Christian County, but had lived in Springfield most of his life. He was a member of the Clever Christian Church. Surviving him are his wife, Allie; three sons, Bob Ruby, San Diego, Calif., Reamus Ruby, Jr., Wichita, Kan., and Howard Ruby, Phoenix, Ariz.; three daughters, Mrs. Lela Trask, Springfield, Va., Mrs. Lucy Baker, Springfield, and Mrs. Jewell Vaughan, Strafford; 11 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Klingner Chapel with the Rev. Henry Long officiating. Burial was in Wise Hill Cemetery near Clever.

 

Rucker, Johnson 12 Jan 1856 - 6 Jul 1939 CCR 13 Jul 1939 p1

[Note: Son of Claborn & Elizabeth (Dalton) Rucker; married Samantha Anna Daugherty Mar 1860 - ?]

Johnson Rucker was born January 12, 1856 and departed this life July 6, 1939 at the age of 83 years, 5 months and 24 days. He was united in marriage to Anna Daugherty about 1884. To this union were born seven children, of which two survive: William Rucker of Sparta, MO, and Dolly Johnson of Kansas, and five grandchildren and five great grand-children; also one brother, Frank Rucker, of Springfield, MO. He was converted and united with the Shady Grove Baptist church at an early age of which he remained a member until his death. Funeral services were conducted at the Shipman cemetery, July 7, 2 pm, by Rev. Roy Shipman, with burial in the Shipman cemetery under the direction of the T.B. Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

Rucker, William R. 29 May 1888 - 23 Jul 1953    CCR 30 Jul 1953 p5

[Note: Son of Johnson & Samantha Ann (Daughterty) Rucker; tombstone gives name as William M. Rucker]

William R. Rucker, son of Johnson and Samantha Rucker, was born May 29, 1888 and died July 23, 1953, at the age of 65. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Dollie Johnson, four nieces, one nephew and a host of friends. Funeral services were held July 23 at the Shipman Cemetery, conducted by Rev. Roy Shipman, with burial there under direction of Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

Ruckman, Charles William 25 Mar 1908 - 10 Mar 1947  CCR 13 Mar 1947 p5

[Note: Son of Harley B. & Mary B. (Brown) Ruckman]

Charles William Ruckman, 38, passed away at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harley Ruckman at 9:30 Monday evening after a long illness. Besides his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Roy Pendergrass of Sterling, Kansas, and Mrs. Opal Andrus of Springfield; four brothers, Albert of Lyons, Kans., Howard of Newton, Kans., Raymond and Eugene, both of Sterling, Kansas. Funeral services are as yet incomplete.

 

Ruckman, Mary B. (Brown) 28 Oct 1888 - 24 Jan 1978  OH 2 Feb  1978 p8

[Note: Daughter of Charles Herman & Anna Alvena (Verch) Brown; married Harley B. Ruckman 1885 - 1950]

BILLINGS - Services for Mrs. Mary B. Ruckman, 89, Billings were at 2 p.m. Friday in the Meadors Chapel with the Revs. C. C. Keller and Carl Hille officiating. Burial was in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Mrs. Ruckman died at 8:25 a.m. Tuesday in Cox Medical Center, Springfield, after a long illness.

 

Rudd, James Allen 24 Dec 1939 - 4 Nov 1995

[Note: Son of Jesse & Ola (  ) Rudd; No legible tombstone found at Selmore Cemetery]

James Allen Rudd, 55, of Ozark, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 1995, in Cox Medical Center, South. He was born Dec. 24, 1939, in Troy, Tennessee, and was the son of Jesse and Ola Rudd. Survivors include: his wife, Vicky; his mother, Ola Rudd; two brothers, Marshall Rudd and Al Rudd; a sister, Brenda Warhurst; and five children, Theresa, Tracy, Lynn, Lisa, and Justin Rudd. Graveside funeral services were Monday in Selmore Cemetery, under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Rudisill, Jarrett Charles 19 Apr 1977 - Jan 2011 SN-L 13 Jan 2011

[Note: Son of Charles “Boz” & Dona (  ) Rudisill; married 27 Dec 1999 Lori Williams]

Jarrett Charles Rudisill, age 33, of Ozark Mo., passed away January 10, 2011. He was born April 19,1977 in Redding, Calif. He graduated from Willow Springs High School in 1995 and also attended OTC of Springfield. He was a Computer Programmer at Richmond Monroe. His hobbies were computers, football (Miami Dolphins), movies and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Clifford Johnson; grandparents, Cleston and Geraldine Rudisill; and uncle Jimmie Johnson. He is survived by his wife, Lori Rudisill (Williams) they were married in West Plains, Mo., on December 27, 1999; parents, Charles (Boz) and Donna; children, Riley (4yrs) and Madison (10yrs).; sister, Becky Appleton and husband Anthony.; nieces Ashlee Eagleburger and Amber Turpin.; cousins, Jeff Allen, Mark Farley, Troy Farley, Cary Farley, James Rudisill, Sherri Seidel, Johnnie Johnson, Julie Colson, Sara and Jimmie Johnson; grandmother, Lucille Mosby.; mother in law, Robin Williams; father in law, Ron Williams and the rest of Lori's family; Shirley and Gene Farley, Thomas Rudisill, John Johnson and great-grandmother, Evelyn Johnson. Funeral services will be held in Greenlawn East Funeral Home on January 15, 2011 at 1pm. Visitation will be held at Greenlawn East Funeral Home on January 14, 2011 between 6pm to 8pm.

 

Rudolph, Annie Violet 12 Jul 1900 - 29 Aug 1972 CCR 31 Aug 1972 p4

[Note: married Samuel Rudolph 3 Mar 1896 - 27 Apr 1977]

Mrs. Annie V. Rudolph, 72, of Nixa, died at 10:16 a.m. Tuesday in St. John’s Hospital after a short illness. Mrs.. Rudolph was a member of the Methodist Church and the Order of Eastern Star of Lansing, Kan. She is survived by her husband, Samuel; a son, Chief Petty Officer Cecil R. Rudolph, serving with the U. S. Coast Guard at Port Arthur, Tex. and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Harris Chapel at Nixa with the Rev. Roscoe Harding officiating. Burial will follow in the Delaware Cemetery.

 

Rudolph, Samuel C. 3 Mar 1896 - 27 Apr 1977  OH 5 May 1977 p10

[Note: married Annie Violet 12 Jul 1900 - 29 Aug 1972]

NIXA - Services for Samuel C. Rudolph, 80, of Ledyard, Conn. formerly of Nixa, were at 10 a.m. Monday in Harris Chapel here. The Rev. Roscoe Harding will officiate, and burial was in Delaware Cemetery. Masonic rites at graveside will be conducted by the Gate of the Temple Lodge of Springfield. Mr. Rudolph, who lived her until 1967, died in West Haven, Conn.. Veterans Administration Hospital at 11 p.m. Wednesday. Mr. Rudolph resided in Nixa until 1967. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Lansing, Kan. Surviving are a son, Cecil R., stationed in New York City with the United Stated Coast Guard; a brother, Elzie of Fort Leavenworth, Kan. and three grandchildren.

 

Rueter, Fred R. 2 Feb 1882 - 2 Nov 1969   CCR 6 Nov 1969 p8

[Note: married Nora Jenkins 24 Sep 1885 - 5 Jun 1975; father of Gladys Rueter 2 Aug 1909 - 21 May 1913]

Fred R. Rueter, 87, of Chadwick, died at 5:40 p.m. Sunday in the Lakeview Nursing Home, Forsyth, following a two-year illness. A longtime resident of Chadwick, Mr. Reuter was a retired stone mason. Survivors include his wife, Nora; one daughter, Mrs. Bernice Mincks, Springfield; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Adams Chapel, Ozark, with Gale Hartley officiating. Burial was in Chadwick Cemetery.

 

Ruffin, Matilda C. "Tilda" (Guinn) 8 Feb 1840 - 14 Apr 1914 CCR 1 May 1914

[Note: married Henry Elijah “Ed” Ruffin Nov 1837 - c1909; no MO DC]

In Memory - Of Mrs. Matilda Ruffin

Mrs. Matilda Ruffin was born in 1840, died April 14, 1914. Deceased was the widow of Henry Ruffin who died five or six years ago, her maiden name was Guinn. She was a member of the M. E. church, having professed faith in Christ while young and has lived a true Christian life ever since. Her influence as a Christian lady was felt in her home as well as by all who knew her. She was the mother of five children. Her youngest son preceded her to the grave five years ago, four still living one son and three daughters. Aunt Tilda will be missed by her children and neighbors - All loved her that knew her - even the little children loved her. She had many, many troubles but has gone to receive her reward. May we all live so that we will meet her in a better land.

 

Ruggles, Alice 20 Dec 1933 - 15 Aug 2010 SN-L 18 Aug 2010 & CCH-N 25 Aug 2010

Alice Ruggles, born on December 20, 1933, left us to be with the Lord on August 15, 2010. She made her transition to heaven peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family after a short and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Alice is survived by her four children and their families, daughter, Laurel Ann Morton, of Lee's Summit, Mo., LaVan Ruggles, of Lee's Summit, Mo., Larry Ruggles, of Holmdel, N.J., and Lester Ruggles, of Sparta, Mo. Caring for others was her lifelong calling and she accomplished that in part as a registered nurse for 55 years. Alice loved life and lived it to the fullest, sharing the Lord through her heart, humor and stories with everyone she touched. She will be remembered for her ornery and frank approach to life. Alice's biggest source of pride was her family. A celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, August 18 at 2 p.m., in Adams Funeral home, in Ozark, Mo. The burial will be immediately following in Danforth Cemetery in Strafford, Mo. Visitation will be on Tuesday, August 17, in Adams Funeral Home, from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Alice requested donations be made to care for needy families. Donations can be sent to the Alice Ruggles Memorial Fund c/o her Elder Bob Kirkpatrick at the Countryside Christian Church, 2257 W. Oakwood Circle, Ozark, MO 65721.

 

Ruhl, Bertha 2 Feb 1896 - 11 July 1981 OH 16 Jul 1981 p11

Mrs. Bertha Ruhl, Belton, mother of Mrs. Phyllis Coe, Chadwick, died July 11. Services and burial were in Belton. Mrs. Ruhl had seven children, 33 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.

 

Ruis, C. Catherine “Cass” (Long) 2 Jan 1917 - 15 Jan 2001  CCH-N 24 Jan 2001

[Note: Daughter of Albert Lewis & Lily Mae (Landreth) Long; married 8 Sep 1939 Roy James Ruis]

C. Catherine (Cass) Ruis departed this life Jan. 15, 2001 to be with her Lord.  She was born Jan. 2, 1917 in Williamsburg, Iowa, the sixth of seven children of Albert Lewis Long and Lily Mae Landreth Long. She was the loved wife of Roy James Ruis, and having married on Sept. 8. 1939, they moved to Redwood City, Calif., where they raised three children. Upon retiring in 1968, they moved to Clear Lake, Calif., then to Roseville, Calif., in 1985 and lastly to Missouri with her daughter and son-in-law in 1999. She was a member of the loving fellowship of Nixa Christian Church. She is survived by daughter Marilyn Bender of Nixa and her husband, Donald; daughter Pamela Bowen of Newark, Calif., and her husband James; son Steve Ruis of Grass Valley, Calif., and his wife Claudia; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Carrie Powers of Nice, Calif. Her husband, parents, brothers and two grandchildren preceded her in death. She will be remembered by family and friends for her jovial spirit and zest for life.  A memorial celebration was held at Nixa Christian Church on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001 at 2 p.m. with Dr. Jack Barnes officiating. Cremation was handled by Harris Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Nixa Christian Church building fund or the charity of your choice

 

Rumbaugh, John Paul 8 Mar 1917 - 20 Nov 2004 SN-L 23 Nov 2004 & CCH-N 1 Dec 2004

[Note: Son of William Rueben & Amelia (Reiser) Rumbaugh; married 29 Aug 1953 Mary Tate ]

Mr. John Paul Rumbaugh, 87, Ozark, passed away Saturday, November 20, 2004, in his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born on March 8, 1917, in Lower Hillville, Pennsylvania, the son of William Rueben and Amelia Reiser Rumbaugh, both of which preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were four brothers, George, Bob, Edward and Floyd; and three sisters, Bertha, Edna and Gertrude. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a survivor of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He served on the USS San Francisco, but helped out the USS New Orleans during the attack on Pearl Harbor. He has since spent many years working on oil rigs in the North Sea and in many other places around the globe. He was united in marriage to Mary Tate on August 29, 1953, in Roswell, New Mexico. His hobbies included wood working, landscaping, and gardening both produce and flowers. He had a fond appreciation for nature and enjoyed bird watching. He was very family oriented and was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. John will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his loving wife of the home, Mary Rumbaugh; one son, John Paul Rumbaugh Jr., of Litte Rock, Ark.; four daughters, Gail Hicks of Springfield, Va., Sue Wilson and husband, Milton of Sugarland, Texas, Linda Madden of Ozark, and Paula Wolcott and husband, Richard of Lake Jackson, Texas; nine grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 24, 2004, at 10 a.m. in Thieme-Shadel-Hicks Funeral Service at Rivermonte. Burial will follow in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery with military honors provided. Visitation will be held today, November 23, 2004, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made in John's name to the Community Hospices of America, 1465 E. Primrose, Suite A, Springfield, MO 65804.  Published 11/23/04

 

Rumfelt Clay Eldon 31 Jul 1904 - 6 Jan 1987 OH 15 Jan 1987 pB9

[Note: married Essie Mae Rose]

Services for Clay Rumfelt, 82. formerly of Mountain Grove, were held Jan. 9 in

Craig-Hurtt-Hutsell-Dedmon Chapel with the Rev. Wilbur Cravens officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Mr. Rumfelt died Jan, 6 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield., He lived for 17 years in Lawrence, Kan., with his wife, Essie, before moving back to Mountain Grove where he made his home until ill health. He then lived with his son and daughter-in-law in Clever. Survivors include one son, Lavell Rumfelt, Clever; a daughter-in-law, Betty Rumfelt, Clever; a sister, Bertie Barr, Mountain Grove; three grandchildren, Judy Ditmar, Ozark, Kathy Baer, Nixa, and Jeff Rumfelt, Bolivar; Six great-grandchildren, Shawna and Dusty Ditmer, Ozark, Scott, Matthew and Jason Baer, Nixa and Jared Rumfelt, Bolivar; and nieces, nephews and many friends.

 

Rumfelt, Lavelle Hosea 30 Apr 1926 - 8 Sep 2003 SN-L 10 Sep 2003

[Note: Son of Clay Eldon & Essie Mae (Rose) Rumfelt; married 11 Aug 1946  Betty Jo Spurlock]

Funeral services for Mr. Lavelle Hosea Rumfelt, Marionville, formerly of the Mountain Grove area, will be at 10 a.m. today in the Williams Funeral Chapel with Rev. Reg Kelly officiating. Burial will follow in the Marionville I.O.O.F. Cemetery under the direction of the Williams Funeral Home of Marionville. He was born in Hartville, Mo., to Clay Eldon and Essie Mae Rose Rumfelt on April 30, 1926, and he died at 5:05 a.m. Monday, September 8, 2003 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. On August 11, 1946, in Mountain Grove, Mo., he was married to the former Betty Jo Spurlock by the Rev. Earl Bivens. He was a Methodist, and served in the Navy in World War II, he was also a retired dairy farmer and an auto parts salesman for 18 years. His survivors include his beloved wife, Betty, of the home; his son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Terry Rumfelt and their three children, Jared, Jenna and Jessica Rumfelt, all of Bolivar; his two daughters and sons-in-law, daughter Judy and Dwight Dittmar of Billings, their children, Shawna and Mark Estep of Marionville, Dusty and Amy Dittmar of Billings, and daughter Kathy and Steve Baer of Rogersville, their children, Scott, Matthew and Jason Bear and their families; and five great grandchildren, Cheyanne and Shelby Estep of Marionville, Klayton Dittmar of Billings, Kayle Baer of Nixa, and Grant Baer of the state of Arkansas. The family wishes to send a special thanks to the Cardiac Support Center at Cox South Hospital, where he attended for three years, also all of the doctors and nurses.

 

Rumley, Charles E. "Chuck" 7 Mar 1957 - 29 Apr 2004 CCN-L 3 May 2004 & SN-L 1 May 2004

[Note: Son of  James B. & Charlene (Schmidt) Rumley; married 4 Jan 1980 Karen LeJeune]

Charles E. "Chuck" Rumley, 47, Ozark, died at 3:26 p.m. Thursday, April 29 at St. John's Hospital, Springfield, following a two-year battle with cancer. He was born March 7, 1957, in Aurora, the son of James B. and Charlene (Schmidt) Rumley.  Charles was united in marriage to Karen LeJeune January 4, 1980 in Billings. They have lived in Ozark since 1998. He worked at Silver Dollar City as a train robber during his college years. He began his merchandising career at J.C. Penney's in Springfield and then in Tulsa, Okla. He was merchandising manager at Dollywood in Tennessee for seven years before returning to Silver Dollar City. His current position was General Manager of the Grand Village, Branson. Charles was a member of St. Peter's Evangelical UCC, Billings. He loved the outdoors, golfing and spending time with "his girls." He was a past master of Masonic Lodge 379, Billings.  A nephew, Joshua Rumley, preceded him in death.  He is survived by his wife, Karen, and two daughters, Kelsey and Kayla, all of the home; his parents, James and Charlene Rumley, Billings; two brothers and their wives, David and Brenda Rumley, Springfield, and Brad and Tracie Rumley, Billings; a sister and husband, Alicia and Johnny Verch, Billings; four nieces, four nephews; a great nephew; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were 2:00 p.m. Monday at St. Peter's Evangelical UCC, Billings., with Pastor Doug Burwick officiating, under direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home, at Republic. The casket will be closed at beginning of service. Contributions may be made to Kelsey and Kayla Rumley Education Fund, Bank of Billings or in care of the funeral home. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2004

 

Rumley, Joshua Scott 31 May 1980 - 11 Nov 1985 OH 21 Nov 1985 p8

[Note: Son of David & Brenda (Harter) Rumley]

Services for Joshua Scott Rumley, 5, Billings, were held Nov. 14 in St. Peter’s Evangelical Church with the Revs. James Schultz and Fred Boyer officiating. Burial was in St. Peter’s Cemetery under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Joshua died Nov. 11 in St. John’s Regional Health Center after an illness of one year. Survivors include his parents, David and Brenda Rumley; two brothers, James and Matt, of the home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Rumley; maternal grandfather, Bill, Harter; paternal great-grandmother, Lula Rumley; maternal great grandparents, Arthur and Mary Bell Harter; paternal great-great-grandmother, Mary Schmidt; maternal great-great-grandmother, Laura Harter, all of Billings. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House of the Ozark.

 

Runcorn, Bert E. 18 Apr 1880 - 16 Mar 1972  CCR 23 Mar 1972 p2

Bert E. Runcorn, 91, died at 9:35 p.m. Thursday at Christian County Nursing Home, following a long illness. Mr. Runcorn was a native of Wisconsin, and homesteaded in the Panhandle of Oklahoma in the early 1900’s. He later moved to Alpine, Calif., then moved here in 1970. Survivors include four sons, Edmond, Whittier, Calif.; Donald, Rogersville, Walter, Clayton, N. M.; Clifford, Republic; one daughter, Mrs. Ethel Briden, San Diego, Calif; 17 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Harris Chapel with Rev. Morris D. Tullock officiating. Cremation followed.

 

Runcorn, Donald L. 17 May 1908 - Dec. 1976 OH 30 Dec 1976 p8

[Note: Son of Bert E. & ? (?) Runcorn; married Fern]

ROGERSVILLE - Funeral services were Wednesday here for Donald L. Runcorn, 68, Route 3, Rogersville, who apparently shot himself between 10 a.m. and noon Sunday at his home. Greene County Medical Examiner Dr. Erwin Busiek ruled the death a suicide. A retired farmer and member of Elm Grove Methodist Church. Mr. Runcorn is survived by his wife, Fern; two daughters, Mrs. Jeanette Klap and Mrs. Sylvia Dalton, both of Route 3, Rogersville; three brothers, Clifford of Republic, Walter of Clayton, N. M. and Edmond, Whittier, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Ethel Briden, San Diego, Calif.; and three grandchildren. Services was at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Marsh Chapel here with the Rev. John Chaffin officiating Burial was in Holland Cemetery, west of Rogersville.

 

Runge, Elmer H. 4 Sep 1908 - 19 Apr 1988  OH 28 Apr 1988

[Note: married Alma L. 21 Sep 1910 - 2 Apr 2003]

Elmer Runge, 79, of Rt. 2, Billings, died April 19 at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a brief illness. Services for Mr. Runge were held April 21 in the Meadors Chapel, Republic, with the Rev. Dean , Hendricks officiating. A retired businessman, Mr. Runge was a member of the Avalon United Methodist Church, Avalon, and of the Avalon IOOF Lodge. Mr. Runge's survivors include his wife, Alma; two sons, Albert, Springfield, and Gary, Billings; a brother, Oscar, Excelsior Springs; and six grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

Rupp, Henry 1870 - 29 May 1944 CCR 1 Jun 1944 p8

[Note: married Rebecca]

Funeral services for Henry Rupp, 73, who died at his home near Nixa on Monday, May 29, were held Thursday, June 1, at St. Agnes Church, Springfield, with Fr. Schyoeger officiating. Interment was in St. Mary’s Cemetery under direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca, and by four sons and three daughters.

 

Russell, ? 1821 - 30 Jan 1901 CCR 7 Feb 1901

Grandma Russell of near Palace, Greene County, aged 80 years, died Wednesday night, Jan. 30th

 

Russell, Anna Maude (Ellingsworth) 7 Feb 1888 - 30 Apr 1966 CCR 5  May 1966 p1

[Note: Daughter of John William & Amanda Jane (Thogmartin) Ellingsworth; married  William  Russell 17 Oct 1884 - 3 Apr 1963; SSDI gives 7 Feb 1887 - 15 Apr 1966 lifespan, but it frequently gives day of death as 15 when it is not]

Mrs. Anna Maude Russell, 78, a lifelong resident of the Nixa and Highlandville communities, died at 4:15 p.m. in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield after a long illness.  Mrs. Russell was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church west of Highlandville. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Faytha Blevins, Nixa and Mrs. Nelda Johnson, Springfield; two sons, Clarence, Springfield, and Clyde, Nixa; a sister, Mrs. Nora Walker, Springfield; four brothers, Lester Ellingsworth, Springfield, Elmer Ellingsworth, Highlandville, Loy Ellingsworth, Richland, Wash., and Delbert Ellingsworth, state of Texas; a half-sister; three half-brothers; 11 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Pleasant Grove Baptist church west of Highlandville, under direction of Harris Funeral Home of Nixa

 

Russell, Anna Pearl 11 Aug 1897 - 11 Jul 1957 CCR 18 Jul 1957 p4

[Note: Daughter of Charles William &  Ellen (Abbott) Russell]

Funeral services for Miss Anna Pearl Russell, 59, of 454 South Market, Springfield, who died Thursday in Springfield’s Baptist Hospital following a month’s illness, were held Sunday, July 13 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark, with Hal Fanning, Jr. officiating. Burial was in the Ozark Cemetery.  She was an employee of the Baptist Hospital and was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Chaffin of Ozark and Mrs. Arthur Tillman of Rolla.

 

Russell, Anna Polly (Fields) 16 Dec 1888 - 18 Apr 1979 OH 26 Apr 1979 pB3

[Note: Daughter of Joseph E. & Louisa J. (Wells) Fields; married Hubert R. Russell 4 Dec 1889 - 1 Apr 1972 ; no stone in Selmore Cemetery]

Services for Mrs. Anna Russell, 89, Ozark, were held April 20 in Harris Chapel with Dwayne Bray officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery. Mrs. Russell died April 18 in the Christian County Nursing Home. She was a member of Southside Church of Christ. Survivors include a son, Ray, Ozark; a daughter, Mrs. Florence Stow, Springfield; two grandchildren, five great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren

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Russell, Anna Polly (Fields) 16 Dec 1888 - 18 Apr 1979 OH 26 Apr 1979 pB7

We want to say thanks to everyone for your prayers, visits, cards, flowers, food and all the kind words of sympathy from the illness and death of our aunt, grandmother and mother. Especially do we want to thank Mr. Dewayne Bray, those that had a part in the song service and the Christian County Nursing Home for their wonderful and  kind treatment while she was in the home.  The family of Anna Russell.  Ray Russell and family.  Mr. and Mrs. Carl Stowe and family.  Mrs. Bessie Chaffin and family.

 

Russell, Aubrey I. 5 Feb 1907 - May 1978 OH 25 May 1978 p6

[Note: married Pauline]

NIXA - Services for Aubrey I. Russell, 71 of Old English Village, Route 2, Nixa; were at 2 p.m. Friday in Klingner Chapel, Springfield with Prentice Meador officiating. Burial was in Maple Park Cemetery. Mr. Russell died at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday in his home after a long illness. Mr. Russell, a resident of the Springfield area the past six years, was a school teacher and superintendent in Iowa before his retirement. He was a member of the South National Church of Christ and the Masonic Lodge. Surviving are his wife, Pauline and three sisters, Mrs. Mabel Heaivilin and Mrs. Doris Vernon, both of Des Moines, Iowa and Mrs. Esther Sayers, Cape Coral, Fla.

 

Russell, Bertha B. (Miller) 1 Apr 1852 - 29 Jan 1919 CCR 31 Jan 1919

[Note: Daughter of Joseph & Sina E. (Palmer) Miller - mother’s maiden name hard to read on DC; married Albert Russell]

At the home of her sister, Mrs. C. P. Birchfield, Mrs. Bertha Russell, aged about 66 years, Wednesday afternoon at 4:10. At this writing, Thursday afternoon, funeral arrangements have not been completed, as it is not know whether burial will be in Ozark or in Springfield. The arrangements are in the hands of the Undertaking Department of the Ozark Merc. Co.

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Russell, Bertha B. (Miller) 1 Apr 1852 - 29 Jan 1919 CCR 31 Jan 1919

Card of Thanks

We take this method of expressing our sincere thanks to the kind friends of Ozark, for their kindness and assistance during the last illness and death of our beloved sister, Mrs. Bertha Russell; also to the Christian Church Ladies Aid Society for the beautiful floral offering furnished for the burial service.  Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Birchfield

 

Russell, Betty Jane (Vickery) 7 Sep 1921 - 6 Oct 2006 SN-L 8 Oct 2006

[Note: Daughter of Elmer & Kate (Osburn) Vickery; married 1 Mar 1940 Donald Dean Russell 24 Mar 1921 - 20 Nov 1983]

Betty Jane Russell, 85, of Ozark, born to the late Elmer and Kate (Osburn) Vickery in Rogersville, Mo., passed away on October 6, 2006, in Ozark Riverview Manor. She was united in marriage to Donald Dean Russell on March 1, 1940; he preceded her in death on November 20, 1983. To this union two daughters were born. Betty has been a member of King's Way United Methodist Church for 39 years. She and her husband taught Sunday school together. She enjoyed crafts and collected crystal. Betty had a green thumb and ferns were her passion. Betty was an incredible woman who enjoyed the simple life and caring for others. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Donald and sister, Dorothy Pearce. Survivors include two daughters, Donetta "DJ" Rossiter and husband, Thomas, of Nixa and Carolyn Bixler and husband, Dan, of Lee's Summit; grandchildren, Matthew Terrill, Tanner Smith and Claire Bixler; four siblings, Sarah Vincent of Albuquerque, N.M., Harry Vickery and wife, Katherine of Springfield, Mary Campbell and husband, Robert, and Robert "Bob" Vickery and wife, Jan, all of Rogersville; numerous other loving relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 10, 2006, at Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home at Rivermonte Chapel with burial to follow in Springfield National Cemetery with a gate time of 3 p.m. Visitation will be held Monday, October 9, 2006, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home, 4500 S. Lone Pine, Springfield, MO 65804. In her honor, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1500 S. Glenstone, Springfield, MO 65804 or Ozark Riverview Manor, 1200 W. Hall, Ozark, MO 65721, or left at the funeral home.

 

Rowe, Clayton 7 Mar 1889 - 1 Nov 1975 OH 6 Nov 1975 p7

[Note: married Ula Gertrude Johnson 24 Oct 1889 - Jul 1978]

OZARK - Services for Clayton Row, 88, Ozark, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the First Methodist Church at Fordland with the Revs. Howard Cowen and Gerald Seely officiating. Burial will be in Fordland Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark. Mr. Rowe died at 4:25 p.m. Saturday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield after a short illness. He was a native of Adair, Mich. and moved to Fordland when he was young. At Fordland he owned and operated the O. H. Garage for 40 years. He retired in 1965 when he moved to Ozark. Survivors include his wife, Eula; two daughters, Mrs. Louise Morgan, Springfield and Mrs. Freida Sweet, Ozark; three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

 

Rowe, Emma Jane 1881 - 28 Mar 1962 CCR 5 Apr 1962 p4

Mrs. Emma Jane Rowe, 80, a former resident of St. Joseph, Mo., died at 8:30 a.m., Wednesday at Mercy Villa, Springfield. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of St. Joseph. The body was taken to St. Joseph for services in the Stamey Chapel at 1:30 p.m. Friday with burial in the Old Bedford Cemetery at Bedford, Iowa. Survivors include a son, Paul B. Rowe of Ozark; two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Roberts, Escondido, Calif. and Mrs. Clyde H. Williams, Topeka, Kan., one grandson and four great grandchildren.

 

Rowe, Heather Lee 17 Oct 1974 - 17 Oct 1974 OH 24 Oct 1974 p8

[Note: Daughter of Michael R. & ? (Hahn) Rowe]

OZARK - Heather Lee Rowe, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Rowe, Rt. 2, Ozark, died shortly after birth at 4:20 p.m. Thursday at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield. Other survivors include one sister, Michelle of the home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hahn, St. Louis; and her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Laura Clinton, Santa Rosa, Calif.  Funeral arrangements are under direction of Lohmeyer of Springfield.

 

Rowe, Helen Katherine (Slay) 17 Mar 1930 - 5 Mar 1946 CCR 7 Mar 1946 p1

[Note: Daughter of Stanford Taylor & Gertie (Sanders) Slay; married William Rowe 1908 - ?]

Mrs. Helen Rowe, 16, of Nixa, succumbed Tuesday morning to injuries received Monday at 11:30 a.m. when a motorcycle which she and her husband, William Rowe, were riding plunged off a sharp curve on South Campbell street road, just north of the James River bridge. The accident is reported to have occurred on a curve and slight upgrade near the Spring Valley Inn, about five miles south of Springfield city limits. The motorcycle, which was traveling north, failed to make the curve and left the road, pitching its occupants into a deep, rock studded gully and finally came to rest against some small trees. The injured were rushed to the Springfield Baptist hospital where Mrs. Rowe was found to have suffered a fractured left leg, deep cuts on both legs and severe lacerations about her face. Her husband, 21-year-old discharged serviceman, was reported by attendants to have chest injuries, a hand injury and severe abrasions about the neck and head. His condition is reported slightly improved. Besides her husband, the accident victim is survived by her mother, Mrs. Gertie Slay of Nixa; one brother, Lewis Slay of Nixa; and one sister, Mrs. Lenna Keltner of Springfield. Funeral services are under the direction of Thieme Funeral Home of Springfield.

 

Rowe, Katherine Marie (Cobb) 26 Sep 1919 - 19 Jan 1998  CCH-N 11 Feb 1998

[Note: Daughter of Charles Lee & Anna May (Holiday) Cobb; married Joseph G. Rowe]

Katherine Marie Rowe, age 78, of Ozark, died Monday, January 19, 1998, in Ozark Riverview Manor.  She was born September 26, 1919 in Jefferson City and was the daughter of Charles Lee and Anna May (Holiday) Cobb. She was a retired waitress and a member of Royal Neighbors and Rebecca's. Her husband, Joseph G. preceded her in death as well as two brothers, Earl and Charles E. Cobb, and a son-in-law, Jerry Shine. Survivors include: a daughter, Charlene Shine, Springfield; a granddaughter, Leanna Knapp, and two grandsons, John Robert and Joseph Shine, all of Spring Lake, North Carolina; three great-grandsons, Rusty, Joshua, and Cory Knapp; three brothers, Maurice Cobb and Robert Cobb, both of Springfield, and Roy Cobb, Opp, Alabama; and several nieces and nephews. A graveside funeral was Friday, January 23, in Seymour Masonic Cemetery, with Brother Dale Jackson officiating. Arrangments were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Rowe, Ula Gertrude (Johnson) 24 Oct 1889 - 10 Jul 1978  OH 20 Jul 1978 p3

[Note: Daughter of Daniel Wesley & Sarah Virginia (Burks) Johnson; married 9 Jul 1911 Clayton Rowe 7 Mar 1889 - 1Nov 1975]

OZARK - Mrs. Ula G. Rowe, 88, Ozark, died at 2 p.m. Monday in the Christian County Nursing Home after a long illness. She had lived in Fordland until moving to Ozark in 1965. Mrs. Rowe was a member of Fordland United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School for a number of years. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Louise Morgan, Springfield and Mrs. Freida Sweet, Ozark; three granddaughters; seven great grandchildren, and one sister. Mrs. Susan Bangeman, Kalispell, Mont. The body was at the Harris Funeral Home here until services at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Fordland First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Howard Cowen will officiate. Burial was in Fordland Cemetery.

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Rowe, Ula Gertrude (Johnson) 24 Oct 1889 - Jul 1978  OH 20 Jul 1978 p11

We would like to express our thanks to the many friends and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy shown during the illness and at the death of our mother and grandmother, Ula Rowe.  Louise Morgan, Freida Sweet & Grandchildren.

 

Rowland, Alice 7 Oct 1898 - 18 May 1967 CCR 1 Jun 1967 p1

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Rowland, L. Dee 21 Aug 1892 - 16 May 1967   CCR 1 Jun 1967 p1

A double funeral services was held Saturday, May 20 for Mr. and Mrs. L. Dee Rowland of Green Forest, Ark. at the Green Forest Church of Christ of which both were members, with interment in Glenwood Cemetery under direction of Nelson of Berryville, Ark. Mr. Rowland, 74, died May 16 and Mrs. Rowland, 68, died two days later on May 18. Both deaths were the result of heart attacks. Among Mr. Rowland’s survivors is a daughter, Mrs. Dixie Marriott, of Ozark.  Mr. Rowland was a lifelong resident of Green Forest and a well known as a cattleman and builder,

 

Rowland, Clyde W. 9 Nov 1917 - 21 Jul 1983 OH 28 Jul 1983 p11

Services for Clyde W. Rowland, 65, Clever, were held July 21 in Meadors Chapel with the Rev. Loyd Wilson officiating, Burial was in Noland Cemetery. Mr. Rowland died Monday morning in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a short illness. Survivors include five brothers, James F. & Virchie, both of Clever, Jonathan, Claycoma, Jack, Bossier, La., and Robert, Kansas City, Kan.; and one sister, Mrs. Bessie Sharp, Warsaw.

 

Rowland, George Washington 6 Dec 1917 - 5 Apr 1999  CCH-N 28 Apr 1999

[Note: Son of James & Minnie (Uphoff) Rowland; married 9 Aug 1940 Pearl Irene Wyble]

George Washington Rowland, age 81, of Ozark, died Monday April 5, 1999 in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born December 6, 1917 in St. Francis, Kansas and was the son of James and Minnie (Uphoff) Rowland. On August 9, 1940 he and Pearl Irene Wyble were married. Mr. Rowland was employed by Consolidated Freightways as a truck driver for twenty-eight years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Ozark, and was active in the Ozark Senior Citizens Center. Survivors include: his wife, Pearl; three daughters and their husbands, Dodie and Richard Miller, Manassas, Virginia, Georgia and Peter Hollis, Novato, California, and Melody and Chuck Ross, Ozark; five grandchildren, Cyndi Post, Kym Moore, Casey Hare, Regan Ross, and Chris Ross; six great-grandchildren, Matthew, Paige, Emily, and Michael Moore, Caitlin and Cassidy Post; two brothers, Edwin and Merle Rowland; and three sisters, Eileen Murr, Wynona Aiken and Lorainne Bufmack. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Gail and Earl, and a sister, Twinkie. A memorial service was at 12 p.m. Friday, April 9, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Troy Rhoden and Rev. Jim Jeffries officiating.

 

Rowland, James Frank 7 Dec 1913 - 31 Dec 1984 OH 10 Jan 1985 p8

[Note: Son of Robert Ernest & Willie Elizabeth (Lawrence) Rowland; married Reba Fay Coker 30 May 1924 - Feb 1987]

James Frank Rowland, 71, Clever, died Dec. 31 in his home after a long illness. Mr. Rowland was a retired construction worker. Survivors include his wife, Reba; a daughter, Carolyn Crist, Williamsburg, Va.; a sister, Bessie Sharp, Lincoln; four brothers, Johnnie, Liberty, Jack, Bossier, La., Bob, Topeka, Kan., and Birchie, Clinton; and two grandchildren. Services were announced by Meadors of Clever.

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Rowland, James Frank 7 Dec 1913 - 31 Dec 1984 SN-L 2 Jan 1985

Services for James Frank Rowland, 71, Clever will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Meadows Chapel with the Rev’s Nileen McKnight and Jay Frank McKnight officiating. Burial will be in the Delaware Cemetery near Nixa. Mr. Rowland died early Monday at his home after a long illness. Visitation will be from 7-8 today. {Springfield (MO) News Leader, January 2, 1985} Contributed by Jamie Hubbert.

 

Rowland, James R. died 8 Nov 1943 CCR 17 Feb 1944 p1

[Note: died in Naval battle when ship took a direct hit]

A $1000 war bond was purchased by Mrs. James Rowland of Nixa to be dedicated to her husband, James R. Rowland; Chief Pharmacist Mate, U.S. Navy, who lost his life aboard the U.S.S. Fuller on Nov. 8, 1943.

 

Rowland, L. Dee 21 Aug 1892 - 16 May 1967   CCR 1 Jun 1967 p1

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Rowland, Alice 7 Oct 1898 - 18 May 1967 CCR 1 Jun 1967 p1

A double funeral services was held Saturday, May 20 for Mr. and Mrs. L. Dee Rowland of Green Forest, Ark. at the Green Forest Church of Christ of which both were members, with interment in Glenwood Cemetery under direction of Nelson of Berryville, Ark. Mr. Rowland, 74, died May 16 and Mrs. Rowland, 68, died two days later on May 18. Both deaths were the result of heart attacks. Among Mr. Rowland’s survivors is a daughter, Mrs. Dixie Marriott, of Ozark.  Mr. Rowland was a lifelong resident of Green Forest and a well known as a cattleman and builder,

 

Rowland, Leta Fay (Lewallen) 4 Jul 1931 - 5 Jan 1993 OH 13 Jan 1993

[Note: Daughter of Arthur & Josie (Hampton) Lewallen; married 17 Dec 1948 Otto Rowland]

Leta Fay Rowland, 61, Sparta, died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1993 at her home. She was born July 4, 1931, the daughter of Arthur and Josie Hampton Lewallen. On Dec. 17, 1948, she was united in marriage to Otto Rowland. She lived in the Branson and Hollister area until moving to the Sparta community in 1965. She was preceded in death by her father, Arthur Lewallen; a sister, Berba Isaac; and a granddaughter, Tonya Eakins. Survivors include her husband, Otto; two sons, David Rowland and his wife, Beth, Ozark, and Richard Rowland and his wife, Kimberly, Bruner; five daughters and their husbands, Fay and John Conner, Sparta, Kay and Steve Eakins, Bruner, Linda and Kenny Cawthra, Sparta, Vickie and Otis Applegate, Bruner, and Sherry and Ron Holt, Sparta; her mother, Josie Lewallen, Ridgedale; a sister, Jeannie Curtwright, Holts Summit; 19 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services were held Thursday, Jan. 7, in Adams Funeral Home, with Charles Eakins officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.

 

Rowland, Reba Fay (Coker) 30 May 1924 - Feb 1987 SN-L 4 Feb 1987

[Note: Daughter of Claude & Myrtle (Turner) Coker; married James Frank Rowland 7 Dec 1913 - 31 Dec 1984]

Services for Reba Fay Rowland, 62, Clever, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Meadors Chapel with Nileen McKnight officiating. Burial in Delaware Cemetery near Nixa. Mrs. Rowland died Sunday in Williamsburg, Virginia after suffering an apparent heart attack. She is survived by one daughter, Carolyn Crist of Williamsburg; two sisters, Hattie Skaggs of Clever and Helen Johnson of Oklahoma, and 2 grandchildren. Visitation will be from 7-8 Thursday in the funeral home. {Springfield (MO) News Leader, February 4, 1987} Contributed by Jamie Hubbert.

 

Rowland, Verna Elizabeth 13 Jul 1935 - 12 Nov 2008 SN-L 16 Nov 2008

Verna Elizabeth Rowland, 73, of Springfield, Mo., passed in her home on November 12, 2008. She is survived by her sister, Rueanna Sharrah of Chico, Calif.; daughter Honey Rowland of Springfield, Mo.; and son Ron Rowland of Nixa, Mo. Services will be held in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, 5235 W. State Hwy EE, on Friday, November 21, at 2 p.m. We love and miss you Mom!

 

Roy, Alfred Oscar 16 Mar 1899 - Nov 1975 OH 20 Nov 1975 p6

Note: Son of John Robert & Pearlie Ann (Fugitt) Roy; married Patty]

CLEVER - Alfred Oscar Roy, 76, a retired farmer, died at his home near here at 8:35 p.m. Friday apparently following a heart attack. Mr. Roy is survived by his wife, Patty; three sons, J. W. of Springfield, Alvin of Kansas City and Doral of Aldrich; a brother, Carl of Marionville; two sisters, Mrs. Neva Compton and Mrs. Opal Maples, both of Clever; 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Services for Alfred Oscar Roy, 76, Clever were at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Union Ridge Church east of Union City with the Rev. Bob Russell officiating. Burial was in church cemetery under direction of Meadors of Clever. Survivors incorrectly listed previously were Mr. Roy’s wife, Hattie and a son Darl of Aldrich.

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Roy, Alfred Oscar 16 Mar 1899 - Nov 1975 SN-L 15 Nov 1975

Alfred Oscar Roy, 76, a retired farmer, died at his home here at 8:55 p.m. Friday apparently following a heart attack. Survivors include his wife, Patty; three sons, J.W. of Springfield, Alvin of Kansas City and Doral of Aldrich; one brother, Carl of Marionville; two sisters, Neva Compton and Opal Maples of Clever; 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Arrangements will be announced by Meadors of Clever. {Springfield (MO) News Leader, November 15, 1975}

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Roy, Alfred Oscar 16 Mar 1899 - Nov 1975 AN-L 16 Nov 1975

Services for Alfred Oscar Roy, 76, Clever, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Union Ridge Church with the Rev Bob Russell officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery under direction of Meadors of Clever. Visitation will be from 7-9 tonight. Incorrectly listed survivors previously were his wife, Hattie and son Darl of Aldrich. Mr. Roy died in his home Friday from a heart attack. {Springfield (MO) News Leader, November 16, 1975} Contributed by Jamie Hubbert.

 

Roy, Auda Day (Gilmore) 22 Sep 1901 - 17 Aug 1998 SN-L 19 Aug 1998

[Note: Daughter of Rom & Fannie (Maples) Gilmore;  married Leonard G. Roy 13 Jun 1900 - 9 Oct 1971]

Auda Roy, 96, Nixa, Mo. died Monday, August 17, 1998, in Balanced Care Nixa. She was born September 22, 1901, in Stone County, the daughter of Tom and Fannie Maples Gilmore. Auda was a member of the Union Ridge Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leonard, in 1971; a son, Lyle Junior; two daughters, Vernice Roy, and Steva Mills; two brothers, Ernest and Ones Gilmore; and two sisters, Hattie Roy and Jewell Fugitt. Survivors include two sons and their wives, Bob and Freda Roy, and Tom and Judy Roy all of Clever, Mo.; two daughters, Louella McCurry, Nixa, and Bonnie and her husband, J.B. Hedgpeth, Springfield; nine grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Goldie Fugitt, Nixa and Ava Wilson, Clever and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday August 21, 1998, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa with the Revs. Joe Fahl and Ronald Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the Union Ridge Cemetery, south of Clever. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nixa Senior Center Building Fund, 404 S. Main, Nixa, MO 65714. {Springfield {Mo} News and Leader August 19, 1998} Contributed by Jamie Hubbert.

 

Roy, Ava  (Moore) 10 Jun 1915 - 20 Dec 1987   OH 24 Dec 1987

[Note: Daughter of  Samuel Eugene & Nellie (Gahagan) Moore; married Clinton Roy 16 Aug 1914 - 25 Oct 1988]

Ava Roy, 72, of Springfield, died at 4:03 a.m. Sunday at St. John's Regional Health Center. Services for Mrs. Roy were held Tuesday at the Harris Chapel, Nixa, with Ronny F: Wade officiating. Burial was in the Jamesville Cemetery. Mrs. Roy had resided in the Jamesville and Nixa areas before her move to Springfield in 1959. She was a member of the Jamesville Church of Christ. She is survived by her husband, Clinton; two daughters and sons-in- law, Carolyn Roy Steger and Hank Steger, of Missouri City, Texas, and Brenda and Kenny Webb, of Springfield; two grandsons, Andy and Tony Webb, of Springfield; one brother, Allen Moore, of Ozark; and one sister, Velvie Maples, of Highlandville.

 

Roy, Bobby Eugene 16 May 1927 - 20 May 2005 SN-L 22 May 2005

[Note: Son of Leonard & Auda Day (Gilmore) Roy; married 26 Jul 1946 Freda Maples]

Bobby Eugene Roy, 78, Clever, passed away at 5:12 a.m. Friday, May 20, 2005, in Cox South Hospital, Springfield. He was born May 16, 1927, in Stone County, Mo., to Leonard and Auda Day (Gilmore) Roy. He was united in marriage to Freda Maples July 26, 1946. Early in their married life, they lived and worked their dairy farm in Stone County where they raised their two sons. Later, he worked in construction operating heavy equipment. He also drove a Hurley school bus for 17 years. Bob was a member of Union Ridge Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran. His parents; two brothers, Junior and Tommy; and two sisters, Steva Mills and Vernice Roy, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Freda; his two sons and their spouses, Denny and Freddie Ray Roy, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Kenny and Linda Roy, Aurora; two sisters, Louella McCurry, Nixa, and Bonnie Hedgpeth and husband, J.B., Springfield; six grandchildren; Aaron Roy, Corey Roy, Misty Severs, Bridget Ewing, Tonia Hall, and Dustin Roy; seven great-grandchildren; other relatives; and a host of friends. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, May 22, 2005, in Meadors Funeral Home, Clever, with Revs Ron Hensley, Larry Winfree, and Leeroye Maples officiating. Burial will follow in Union Ridge Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 to 6 p.m. today, in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Jamesville Baptist Church.

 

Roy, Carl James 16 Nov 1905 - Apr 1985

[Note: Son of John Robert & Pearlie Ann (Fugitt) Roy; married Lola Marie 6 Aug 1912 - Mar 1983]

Services for Carl James Roy, 79, Marionville, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Union Ridge Church, near Clever, with the Rev. H. V. Wells officiating.  Burial will be in Union Ridge Cemetery under the direction of Williams Funeral Home.  Mr. Roy died at 2 a.m. Tuesday in Aurora Nursing Center after a long illness.  A retired farmer and carpenter, he was a member of Jamesville Missionary Baptist Church.  Survivors include a daughter, Doris Compton, Marionville; two sisters, Opal Maples and Neva Compton, both of Clever; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today in the funeral home.

(Contributed by Hazel Messenger)

 

Roy, Clinton A. 16 Aug 1914 - 25 Oct 1988 OH 27 Oct 1988

[Note: Son of James Thomas & Mary (Crumpley) Roy; married Ava M. 10 Jun 1915 - 20 Dec 1987]

Clinton A. Roy, 74, Springfield, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, in St. Johns Hospital. Mr. Roy was born in Stone County to Aug. 16, 1914. Mr. Roy was a longtime resident of Stone County before moving to Nixa and later to Springfield. He was a self-employed building contractor and realtor until his retirement. He and his late wife Ava, owned the Jamesville General Store in the 1950's. He was a member of the Jamesville Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his wife, who died Dec. 20, 1987. Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Carol and Flank Steger, Missouri City, Tex., and Brenda and Kenny Webb, Springfield, two grandsons Andy and Tony Webb, Springfield and brother Ward Roy, Springfield, and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held Thursday at Harris Chapel in Nixa with Ronny F. Wade officiating, Burial will be in Jamesville Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 8:00.

 

Roy, Darl Leon 11 Apr 1925 - 4 Dec 2007 SN-L 6 Dec 2007

[Note: Son of Alfred & Hattie B. (Gilmore) Roy; married Shirley]

Darl Leon Roy, 82, Aldrich, Missouri, died in his sleep on Tuesday, December 4, 2007. He was born on April 11, 1925, in Clever, Missouri, the son of Alfred and Hattie Roy. Darl was a member of the Harold Baptist Church in Walnut Grove. He retired from Ryerson Steel where he worked for 25 years. Darl was a volunteer umpire, and also loved to fish. He was preceded in death by a son, Delmer Lee Roy; his parents; and two brothers, Alvin Roy and J.W. Roy. He is survived by his loving wife, Shirley Roy, of the home; six sons and their spouses, Danny and Ann Roy, state of Washington, Melvin and Teresa Roy, Stanley and Nancy Roy, and Michael Roy, all of Aldrich, Missouri, and Robert and Pat Hubbard, both of Webb City; three daughters, Debra Minter, Kansas City, Jenny Roberts, Pleasant Hope, and Sharon Smith and husband, Gene, Miami, Oklahoma; 22 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, December 7, 2007, in Meadors Funeral Home, Clever, Missouri, with Brother James Thomas and Rev. Leeroy Maples officiating. Burial will follow in Union Ridge Cemetery, Clever. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. this evening in the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.meadors funeralhome.com.

 

Roy, Faytha (Gahagan) 27 Aug 1911 – 2 Dec 1994  CCH-N 7 Dec 1994

[Note: Daughter of Michael & Allie (Mayberry) Gahagan; married Ward Luther Roy 28 Jul 1910 - 30 Dec 1992]

Faytha Gahagan Roy, 83, Springfield, died Friday, Dec. 2, 1994, in her home. She was born on a farm in Christian County on Aug. 27, 1911, and was the daughter of Michael and Allie Gahagan. This farm had been homesteaded by her father, who was born in Dublin, Ireland. Her mother, the former Allie Mayberry, was born in Christian County.  Faytha was raised in the Baptist Church. On April 14, 1934, she was united in marriage to Ward Roy by Judge R.A. Young. She retired from St:. John's Regional Health Center as an L.P.N. for the physical therapy department after 25 years of' employment. She was preceded in death by her husband on Dec. 30, 1992; her parents; and 13 brothers and sisters. Survivors include her daughter, Darlene Roy, of the home; a sister, Beulah McGinnis, Springfield; a sister-in-law, Norma Gahagan, Highlandville; nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services were Monday in Selmore Cemetery under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Rev. Howard Blevins Officiated with music provided by Rev. Faust Matthews.

 

Roy, Freda Loretta (Maples) 23 Nov 1927 - ? CCH-N 14 Nov 2007

Happy Birthday

            Freda Loretta Maples Roy will celebrate her 80th birthday on Nov. 23. In honor of her special day, her family wished to surprise her with a card shower. The omission of gifts is requested, however if you have any fond memories of years gone by please feel free to include it in your card. Freda has been a true blessing to her family and we hope you will help us celebrate this special occasion with her. Cards may be sent to Freda Roy, 1191 Lake Branch Road, Clever, MO 65631.


Roy, Georgia L. (Hicks) 15 May 1926 - Feb 1980

[Note: Daughter of William Frank & Lillie J. (Frazier) Hicks; married J. W. Roy 8 Nov 1922 - 18 Nov 1996]

Services for Mrs. Georgia L. Roy, 53, of 1230 Westview, Springfield, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Rolling Hills Baptist Church, Springfield with the Rev. Gilbert Spencer and Dr. Bradley Allison officiating.  Burial will be in Frazier Cemetery near Boaz under direction of Meadors of Clever.  Mrs. Roy died Wednesday morning at St. John’s Regional Health Center after a long illness.  She was a member of Rolling Hills Baptist Church.  Survivors include her husband, J. W.; her mother, Mrs. Lillie Hicks, Clever; three sons, Kelly, Franklin, Tenn., Dennis, Clever, Brian, Springfield; a brother, Darrell Hicks, Clever; two sisters, Mrs. Alma Harter, Mrs. Laura Harter, both of Billings; and 10 grandchildren.  The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8 tonight.

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Roy, Georgia L. (Hicks) 15 May 1926 - Feb 1980

Services for Mrs. Georgia L. Roy, 53, of 1230 Westview, Springfield, have been postponed until 1:30 p.m. Saturday.  Services will be at Rolling Hills Baptist Church.  Burial will be in Frazier Cemetery near Boaz under direction of Meadors of Clever.  Mrs. Roy died Wednesday morning at St. John’s Regional Health Center after a long illness.

Note: this clipping from the collection of Audrey (King) Maples has a handwritten date of February 6, 1980 in the margin.  Contributed by Rada Beth (Hayden) Maples.

 

Roy, Hattie B. (Gilmore) 29 Sep 1895 - Nov 1979 OH 6 Dec 1979 p9

[Note: Daughter of Tom & Fannie (Maples) Gilmore; married Alfred Roy]

Services for Mrs. Hattie B. Roy, 84, Clever were held last Friday at Union Ridge Baptist Church with the Revs. Bob Russell and Eli Routh officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery under the direction of Meadors. Mrs. Roy died Nov. 27 afternoon at Springfield Nursing Home after a long illness. A longtime resident of Clever, Mrs. Roy was a member of Union Ridge Baptist church. Survivors include three sons, Alvin, Kansas City, Darl, Aldrich, and J. W., Springfield; one brother, Ernest Gilmore, Springfield; three sisters, Mrs. Audie Roy and Mrs. Goldie Fugitt, both of Nixa and Mrs. Ava Wilson, Clever; 11 grandchildren and 1`5 great grandchildren.

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Roy, Hattie B. (Gilmore) 29 Sep 1895 - Nov 1979

Mrs. Hattie B. Roy, 84, Clever, died Tuesday afternoon at Springfield Nursing Home after a long illness.  A longtime resident of Clever, Mrs. Roy was a member of Union Ridge Baptist Church.  Survivors include three sons, Alvin, Kansas City, Darl, Aldrich, and J. W., Springfield; three sisters, Mrs. Audie Roy and Mrs. Goldie Fugitt, both of Nixa, and Mrs. Ava Wilson, Clever; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.  Meadors of Clever will announce arrangements.

(Contributed by Hazel Messenger)

 

Roy, John Robert 12 Aug 1876 - 24 Feb 1966 SN-L 25 Feb 1966

[Note: married 10 Apr 1898 Pearlie Ann Fugitt 15 May 1878 - 15 Feb 1952]

John Robert Roy, 89, died in St. John’s Hospital at 11: 30 a.m. Thursday. He was a life long resident of Stone County and a member of the Union Ridge Baptist Church. He is survived by; four sons, Alfred, Leonard, Carl, and Lloyd all of Clever; two daughters, Mrs. Opal Maples of Clever and Mrs. Neva Compton of Republic; 14 grandchildren 31 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great- grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Cantrell Funeral Home of Clever. {Springfield (MO) News Leader February 25, 1966}. Contributed by Jamie Hubbert.

 

Roy, Leonard G. 13 Jun 1900 - 9 Oct 1971 CCR 14 Oct 1971 p1 & Stone County Republican {Mo} 14 Oct 1971

[Note: Son of John Robert & Pearlie Ann (Fugitt) Roy; married Auda Day Gilmore 22 Sep 1901 - 17 Aug 1998]

Funeral services for Leonard G. Roy, 71, of Nixa were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Harris Funeral Chapel, Nixa with the Revs. Eli Routh and Lynn Van De Mark officiating. Burial was in the Union Ridge Cemetery. Mr. Roy died at 10:40 p.m. Saturday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield. A retired farmer, Mr, Roy moved to Nixa in November 1970, and was a member of the Union Ridge Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Auda; three daughters, Mrs. Luella McCurry, Mrs.. Steva Mills and Mrs. Bonnie Hedgpeth all of Springfield; two sons, Bob of Crane and Tom of Clever; two sisters, Mrs. Nova Compton of Republic and Mrs. Opal Maples of Clever; two brothers, Alfred, Clever and Carl of Marionville; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. {Stone County Republican {Mo} October 14, 1971} Contributed by Jamie Hubbert.

 

Roy, Lloyd Willie “Cotton” 1916 - 20 Nov 1968    CCR 28 Nov 1968 p8

[Note: Son of John Robert & Pearlie Ann (Fugitt) Roy]

Lloyd Willie “Cotton” Roy, 52, Clever, died at 7 a.m. Wednesday, November 20, in the home of a sister, Mrs. Neva Compton, Springfield. A native of Stone County, Mr. Roy was a World War II veteran. He is survived by another sister, Mrs. Opal Maples, Clever and three brothers, Alfred and Leonard, both of Clever and Carl, Marionville. Services were at 2 p.m. Friday in Union Ridge Church south of Clever with burial in the church cemetery under direction of Cantrell of Clever.

 

Roy, Lola Marie 6 Aug 1912 - Mar 1983

[Note: married Carl James Roy 16 Nov 1905 - Apr 1985]

Services for Lola Marie Roy, 70, Marionville, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Union Ridge Baptist Church with the Rev. H. V. Wells officiating.  Burial will be in Union Ridge Cemetery under direction of Bradford-Surridge of Marionville.  Mrs. Roy died Thursday afternoon at her home of natural causes.  Mrs. Roy was a member of Jamesville Missionary Baptist Church and a former employee of the Hurley School District.  Survivors include her husband, Carl James; one daughter, Doris Compton, Marionville; and three sisters, Lela Bowling, Aurora, and Cora Wilson and Ruby Young, both of Crane.  Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Contributed by Hazel Messenger)

 

Roy, Loren Alley “Buck” 25 Apr 1913 - 10 Aug 1956 CCR 16 Aug 1956 p12

[Note: Son of John Robert & Pearlie Ann (Fugitt) Roy]

Funeral services for Loren A. “Buck” Roy, 43 who died Friday, August 10 were held Sunday at the Union Ridge Baptist Church with Rev. R. W. Forbis and Rev. I. W. Vance officiating. Burial was in Union Ridge Cemetery under direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Clever.  He was a lifelong resident of northern Stone County and a veteran of World War II. Survivors include his father, John W. Roy, route 1, Clever; four brothers, Alfred, Leonard and Carl Roy, all of route 1, Clever and Lloyd Roy, route 1, Billings; two sisters, Mrs. Opal Maples, route 1, Clever, and Mrs. Neva Compton, route 1, Billings. His mother preceded him in death in February 1952.

 

Roy, Lyle J., Pvt. 11 Dec 1922 - 21 Mar 1945 CCR 22 Jul 1948

[Note: Son of Leonard & Auda Day (Gilmore) Roy; married Lucille Gold 16 Apr 1927 - 6 Oct 1985 who married second Charles Curtis Renfro]

Funeral services for Pvt. Lyle J. Roy were held Wednesday afternoon, July 14, at the Union Ridge church near Clever by Rev. R.C. Harding of Nixa. Burial was in the church cemetery under direction of the Maples Funeral Home of Clever. Pvt. Roy, 23, went overseas in January 1945 and was wounded in action in March 15 of that year in Germany. He died of his wounds in a hospital in England six days later. Survivors include his wife, Lucille and son, Roger Kay at the family home south of Clever; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Roy of route 1, Clever; three sisters, Louella, Steva Lou and Boneta, all of the home; two brothers, Bobby Jean of route 1, Highlandville, and Tommy Dale of the home. Serving as pallbearers were six war veterans, Loren, Alvin and J.W. Roy, Clinton Gilmore, John Keithley and Leo Little.

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Roy,  Lyle J., Pvt. 11 Dec 1922 - 21 Mar 1945

Funeral services for Pvt. Lyle J. Roy were held Wednesday afternoon, July 14 at the Union Ridge Church near Clever by Rev. R. C. Harding of Nixa.  Burial was in the church cemetery under direction of the Maples Funeral Home of Clever.  Pvt. Roy, 23, went overseas in January 1945 and was wounded in action on March 15 of that year in Germany.  He died of his wounds in a hospital in England six days later.  Survivors include his wife, Lucille and son, Roger Kay at the family home south of Clever; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Roy of route 1, Clever; three sisters, Louella, Steva Lou and Bonetta, all at home; two brothers, Bobby Jean of route 1, Highlandville and Tommy Dale of the home.  Serving as pallbearers were six war veterans; Loren, Alvin and J. W. Roy, Clinton Gilmore, John Keithley and Leo Little.

Note: this clipping from the collection of Audrey (King) Maples has a handwritten date of March 22, 1945 in the margin. Contributed by Rada Beth (Hayden) Maples.

 

Roy, Mary J. (Crumpley) 12 Nov 1878 - 15 May 1971 CCR 27 May 1971 p8

[Note: Daughter of William Anthony & Susan (Griffin) Crumpley; married James Thomas Roy]

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary J. Roy, 92, of Nixa, were at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Harris Chapel, Nixa, with Jack Hathcock officiating. Burial was in Jamesville Cemetery. Mrs. Roy died at her home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday following a short illness. She was a resident of Nixa 17 years, and a former resident of Jamesville and Springfield. She was a member of the Jamesville Church of Christ. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Audrey Reed, of Nixa; three sons, Otto Roy, of Dinuba, Calif., Ward Roy of Highlandville and Clinton Roy of Springfield; 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and four great, great grandchildren.

 

Roy, Pearlie Ann (Fugitt) 15 May 1878 - 15 Feb 1952 CCR 21 Feb 1952

[Note: Daughter of Wesley & Lottie (Barber) Fugitt; married 10 Apr 1898 John Robert Roy 12 Aug 1876 - 24 Feb 1966]

Mrs. Pearlie Ann Roy was born at Bentonville, AR, on May 15, 1878, the daughter of Wesley and Lottie Barber Fugitt, and passed away at her home, route 1, Clever, MO, on February 15, 1952. She was converted over 50 years ago at Union City and was a member of the Union Ridge Baptist church at the time of her death. On April 10, 1898, she was united in marriage to John R. Roy and to this union eight children were born. One daughter preceded her mother in death. Surviving are her husband, John R. Roy; five sons, Alfred, Leonard and Carl, Route 1, Clever, Loren of Billings, MO, and Pfc. Lloyd Roy of Ft. Leonard Wood, MO; two daughters, Mrs. Opal Maples, route 1, Clever, and Mrs. Neva Compton of Billings; 17 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; one brother, Richard Fugitt of Aurora; two sisters, Mrs. Belle Wilson of Clever and Mrs. Maude Wilson of Lockwood, MO; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Union Ridge Baptist church with the Rev. R. W. Forbis officiating, assisted by Rev. Roscoe Harding and Lynn Swadley, Jr. Burial was in the Union Ridge Cemetery under direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Roy, Seth Patrick 24 Feb 2007 - 24 Feb 2007 SN-L 27 Feb 2007

[Note: Son of Alan & Melanie (  ) Roy]

Seth Patrick Roy passed away Saturday, February 24, 2007, in St. Johns Hospital, Springfield. He was born February 24, 2007 in Springfield, Mo., the son of Alan and Melanie Roy. He is survived by his parents Alan and Melanie Roy, of Battlefield, Mo.; one brother, Gavin Roy, of Battlefield; paternal grandfather, Ken, and wife, Cheryl Roy, of Springfield, Mo.; paternal grandmother, Becky, and husband, Ron Branson, of Ozark, Mo.; maternal grandparents Rex and Teresa Henry, of West Plains, Mo.; great-grandmother Edna Ruth Mavity, of Ringgold, Ga.; great-grandfather Elbert Surritte, of Pottersville, Mo.; and two uncles, Brad Henry and David, and wife, Lanna Roy, all of Springfield, Mo. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, February 28, 2007, at 11 a.m. in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, in Pomona, Mo., under the direction of the Walnut Lawn Funeral Home, of Springfield, Mo.

Roy, Shirley Marie (Ward) 20 Feb 1937 - 10 Jul 2011 SN-L 13 Jul 2011

[Note: Daughter of Omer & Ruth ( ) Ward; married Darl L. Roy 11 Apr 1925 - 4 Dec 2007]

Mrs. Shirley Marie Roy, age 74, of Aldrich, Mo., passed away Sunday, July 10, 2011. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 12:00 p.m., with funeral services beginning at 1:00 p.m., after a short lunch break, on Thursday, July 14, 2011 in the Maranatha Village Chapel in Springfield, Mo., under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, Mo. Burial will follow in the Union Ridge Cemetery, Clever. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.

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Roy, Shirley Marie (Ward) 20 Feb 1937 - 10 Jul 2011 CCH-N 20 Jul 2011

Shirley Marie Roy, 74, of Aldrich, died Sunday, July 10, 2011, at Maranatha Village in Springfield, after a short-term illness. She was born on Feb. 20, 1937, in Birch Tree, Mo., the daughter of Omer and Ruth Ward. Shirley was a member of the Harold Baptist Church in Walnut Grove. She was also a homemaker. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband Darl L. Roy; a son, Delmer Lee Roy; her parents; two sisters, Rayma “Kay” Brown and Juanita Moore. She is survived by her nine children, six sons and their spouses, Danny and Ann Roy, Washington, Melvin and Teresa Roy, Stanley and Nancy Roy, and Michael Roy, all of Aldrich, Robert and Pat Hubbard, both of Webb City, and three daughters, Debra Minter and Jenny Roberts, both of Springfield, and Sharon Smith, Oklahoma, 22 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Irene Sandbothe, Niangua, and Linda Perryman, and husband Butch, Conway; and many other relatives and friends. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon., with services beginning at 1 p.m., after a short lunch break, on Thursday, July 14, 2011, in the Maranatha Village Chapel, 233 E. Norton Road, in Springfield, under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Burial followed in the Union Ridge Cemetery, Clever. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.

 

Roy, Tommy Dale 10 May 1938 - 31 Dec 2003 CCH-N 14 Jan 2004 & SN-L 2 Jan 2004

[Note: Son of Leonard & Auda Day (Gilmore) Roy; married 29 May 1959 Judith "Judy" White]

Tommy Roy, 65, Clever, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, surrounded by his loving family and friends following a curageous battle with cancer. He was born May 10, 1938 in Stone County, the son of Leonard and Auda (Gilmore) Roy. Roy served his country in the U.S. Army. On May 29, 1959, he and Judith "Judy" White were united in marriage. He was employed by Lily Tulip Cup Company for 44 years before retirement.  He loved his family and took pride in being surrounded by his grandchildren, and enjoyed the time they spent together. He especially treasured the time spent outdoors teaching his family to respect God and nature. He also taught them the meaning of loyalty, and was always a man of his word. He loved to hunt and fish.  He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Junior Roy; and two sisters, Steva Mills and Vernice Roy. Survivors include his wife, Judy; three children and their spouses, Jeffrey D. and Kathy Roy, Ozark, Gregory B. and Shelly Roy, Clever, and Angela L. and David Nelson, Clever; six grandchildren, Becky Roy, Andrew Nelson, Matt Nelson, Leanne Roy, Jared Roy and Tyler Roy; a brother, Boby Roy and wife Freda, Clever; and two sisters, Louelle McCurry, Nixa, and Bonnie Hedgpeth and husband J.B., Springfield.  Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Rev. Joe Fahl officiating. Burial was in Union Ridge Cemetery, Clever.

©Ozarks Newsstand 2004

 

Roy, Ward Luther 28 Jul 1910 - 30 Dec 1992 OH 6 Jan 1993

[Note: Son of James Thomas & Mary (Crumpley) Roy; married 14 Apr 1934 Faytha Gahagan 27 Aug 1911 - 2 Dec 1994]

Ward Luther Roy, 82, Springfield, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1992, in St. John’s Regional Health Center. He was born July 28, 1910, the son of James Thomas Roy and Mary Crumpley Roy. On April 14, 1934, he was united in marriage to Faytha Gahagan. He lived most of his life in Christian county, working in construction and as a farmer. He was a member of Central Christian Church, Springfield. Survivors include his wife, Faytha; and a daughter, Darlene Roy, Springfield. Services were held Saturday, Jan. 2, in Adams Funeral Home with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery.

 

Royan, Etta Clara (  ) 1894 - 29 Nov 1983 OH 8 Dec 1983 p 8

[Note: no SSDI record found]

Etta Clara  Royan, 89, Nixa, died Nov. 29 after a long illness in the home of a nephew with whom she lived, Lester Forester of Nixa. Mrs. Royan moved to Nixa two years ago from New Orleans. She was a member of Ozark United Presbyterian Church. Additional nieces and nephews survive. The body was sent to New Orleans by Greenlawn Funeral Home North of Springfield for services and burial.

Roylance, Carrie Lue (Houston) Wilson 1 Jul 1959 - 12 Jun 2011 CCH-N 22 Jun 2011
[Note: Daughter of Claude Thomas & Willa Lue (Rice) Houston; married ? Wilson; married 22 May 1997 William “Bill” Roylance]
Carrie Lue (Houston) Roylance, 51, died Sunday, June 12, 2011, in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield. She was born July 1, 1959, in Ukiah, Calif. Carrie married William “Bill” Roylance on May 22, 1997. A homemaker, Carrie enjoyed crocheting, pottery and painting. Her father Claude Thomas Houston preceded Carrie in death. She is survived by her husband Bill, of the home; three children, Daniel Scott Houston, Wheatland, James Anthony Wilson and Brandy Lynn Houston, Springfield; six grandchildren, Cheyenne, Matlie and Landon Wilson, Blake Houston Davis, Heidi Lynn Davis and Angel Lueanne Houston; her mother and dad, Willa Lue (Rice) and Gene Mitchell, Republic; paternal grandmother Zora May Newman, Ukiah, Calif.; three siblings and their spouses, Donna and Michael Allred, Republic, Tina and Ron Rowden, Strafford, and Daniel and Becky Austin, Republic; and many other relatives and friends. The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date. Contributions may be made in Carrie’s name to the Southwest Missouri Humane Society, 3161 W. Norton Rd., Springfield, MO 65803. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.

 

Rozell, Arch H. 20 Jan 1880 -  25 Sep 1951  CCR 27 Sep 1951

[Note: Son of William & Annie (  ) Rozell; born Bear Creek, Searcy County, AR; married Florence]

Arch H. Rozell, 71, of Route 3 Springfield died early Tuesday morning in the Haguewood hospital in Ozark following a three week illness. Mr. Rozell, for the past 20 years, has operated a general merchandise store at Sequiota. He is survived by his wife, Florence. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon in the Alma-Lohmeyer-Jewell Windle Chapel in Springfield with Rev. Charles Burger officiating. Burial was in Hazelwood cemetery.

 

Rozell, Billy R. 27 Oct 1928 - 6 Oct 1992 SN-L 9 Oct 1992

[Note: married Roberta]

Billy R. Rozell, 63, Ozark, died Tuesday, Oct.. 6, 1992, in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield.  He was a longtime resident of the area and practiced dentistry in Ozark from 1959 to 1985.  He was a member of Grace Baptist Church.  Survivors include his wife, Roberta; his daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Scott Logan; and two grandchildren, Chris and Jenny Logan, Leawood, Kan.  Private burial will be under direction of Harris Colonial Chapel.  The family requests no flowers.  Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Baptist Church, P. O. Box 501, Ozark, Mo. 65721.  (Springfield News-Leader – 9 October 1992)

 

Rozell, Dale Wayne 13 Jul 1960 - 14 Aug 1977 OH 18 Aug 1977 p1

[Note: Son of Ronald Wayne & Huba Allein (Morrison) Rozell]

Wreck Claims Chadwick Youth

A 17-year-old Chadwick High School senior was dead on arrival at St. John’s Hospital after he was thrown form his pickup truck near Sparta. The victim, Dale Wayne Rozell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Rozell of Chadwick was southbound on Mo.,125 about 125 a.m. Sunday when his vehicle apparently failed to negotiate a curve and struck a small tree and a fence, troopers reported. Also thrown from the truck was 15-year-old Troy L. Coffer, Sparta who escaped with minor cuts and abrasions, In addition to his parents, young Rozell is survived by a brother, Tommy, of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Vickie Goin, Chadwick and Sarah Rozell of the home; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Rozell, Chadwick, and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Morrison, Keltner. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Harris of Ozark.

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Rozell, Dale Wayne 13 Jul 1960 - 14 Aug 1977 OH 25 Aug 1977 p16

We wish to express our sincere appreciation to everyone for the acts of kindness shown us at the loss of our loved one. A special thanks to Dale’s teenage friends. The family of Dale Wayne Rozell.

 

Rozell, Ella Racine 6 Feb 1932 - Jun 1983  OH 7 Jul 1983 p2

[Note: Daughter of ? & Verna ( ) ?]

Services for Ella Racine Rozell, 51, Nixa, were held July 5, in Kissee Mortuary in Forsyth with the Rev. David Holvick officiating. Burial was in Dickens Cemetery at Taneyville. Mrs. Rozell died June 29 in her home after a short illness. Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Verna Roberts, Kissee Mills; a son, John, Marshfield; a daughter, Jackie Englert, Nixa; two sisters, Kathy Cole and Penny Maggard, both of Kissee Mills; a half-sister, Geraldine Johns, Rogersville and six grandchildren.

 

Rozell, Glen Haskell 27 Sep 1907 - 19 Dec 1957   CCH 26 Dec 1957 p 1

[Note: Son of James Wright & Melissia Octavia (Loftin/Sechler) Rozell; mother’s maiden name is listed as Loftin in both her obituary and in story on page 150 of Chadwick Then & Now and as Sechler in story on page 154 of the same book - apparently born as a Loftin and may or may not have taken the surname Sechler of her aunt & uncle who raised her; married 16 Apr 1932 Juanita A. “Rosie“ Ward 8 Mar 1913 - 12 Aug 2000]

Funeral services for Glen H. Rozell, 59 of Sparta who died December 19 at St. Johns Hospital, Springfield following a lengthy illness were held Sunday, December 22 at 2:00 p.m. in the Sparta High School auditorium with Rev. Roscoe Harding and Rev. Donald Linebarger officiating. Interment was in Sparta Masonic Cemetery under direction of Harris Funeral Home of Clever and Masonic rites were conducted by the Sparta lodge of which he was a member. Bearers were Dr. A. M. Alexander, Dr. W. W. Wilson, Virgil Osburn, Claude Mathis, Clyde Forgey and Ray Preston. A native of Bradleyville, he came to Chadwick as a boy and was educated in the Chadwick school, Southwest Missouri State College, and the University of Missouri. He first taught at Mound School and later served as superintendent at Chadwick and Sparta. He retired from the teaching profession to become postmaster at Sparta, and later became a rural mail carrier out of the Sparta post office. Mr. Rozell was a member of the Sparta Baptist church, the Sparta Masonic Lodge and Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Temple in Springfield. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Juanita Rozell; one son, Douglas Rozell; two brothers, Ray Rozell of Garrison and Vern Rozell of Chadwick and one sister, Mrs. Golda Harris of Sapulpa, Okla.

 

Rozell, Irene (Kessee) 29 Jun 1889 - 21 Jul 1977 OH 28 Jul 1977 p12

[Note: married Press Wayne Rozell 21 Sep 1887 - 2 Oct 1969; tombstone gives 21 Jan 1977 death date]

SPARTA - Services for Mrs. Irene Rozell, 88, Sparta, were at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Union Church at Chadwick with the Rev. Glesco Roberts officiating. Burial was in the Sparta Cemetery under the direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Ozark. Mrs. Rozell died at 6:20 p.m. Thursday in the Cox Medical Center in Springfield of natural causes. She moved to Chadwick on Jan. 1, 1920 from Protem and was a member of the Christian Church in Chadwick. Surviving are three sons, Lawrence of Sparta, Don of Brea, Calif and Lon of Crane; three daughters, Mrs. Novella Tann and Mrs. Helen Lowe, both of Independence and Mrs. Ruth Mooney, Rogersville; 12 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.

 

Rozell, Jaxson Tyler 20 May 2008 - 21 May 2008 SN-L 23 May 2008 & CCH-N 28 May 2008

[Note: Son of Tyler & Kari (Stewart) Rozell]
Jaxson Tyler Rozell, Ozark, Mo., entered this world on Tuesday, May 20, 2008, and was granted his angel wings on Wednesday, May 21, 2008. Jaxson was surrounded by family and friends that he had touched in some way. Jaxson possessed strength and perseverance that he displayed valiantly in his short life. With his courage he touched everyone around him and reminded us that each day is a blessing and an opportunity to create lasting memories. With Jaxson's passing we remind others that his life is one to be celebrated, although we will miss him desperately. Jaxson will remain forever in our hearts; it has been an honor and a privilege to be his parents. We are so thankful for the time we were given to hold and love him. Jaxson is survived by his loving parents, Tyler and Kari Rozell of Ozark; maternal grandparents, Randy and Della Stewart of Spokane; maternal uncle and aunt, Kris and Lacy Stewart of Ozark; cousins, Kylie and Mason Stewart of Ozark; paternal grandparents, Joe and Sue Rozell of Garrison; paternal uncle and aunt, Tim and Tracy Stepp of Ozark; paternal uncle and aunt, Tim and Marcia Rozell of Manhattan, Kan.; cousins, Todd and Tara Stepp of Nashville, Tenn., and Sam and Josie Rozell of Manhattan, Kan. Jaxson was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandfathers, Joe Bill Stewart and Sydney Hill; paternal great-grandparents, Carl and Vena Glenn and Ray and Sallie Rozell; and maternal cousin, Matthew Clevenger. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 25, 2008, in Nixa First Assembly of God, 113 West Mt. Vernon, Nixa, Mo. Burial will be in Schupbach Cemetery under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.

 

Rozell, James Wright 25 Oct 1875 - 28 Dec 1937 CCR 30 Dec 1937 p1

[Note: Son of Steven Jerome & Mary (Jackson) Rozell; married 10 Mar 1898 CCM Melissa Octavia Loftin 1 Jan 1879 - 28 Apr 1949]

Death claimed James W. Rozell, prominent Chadwick merchant, at his home in Ozark where he had lived for the past four months, on Tuesday morning, Dec. 28. Mr. Rozell became ill several months ago and about Sept. 1 moved to Ozark. He was born in Searcy County, Ark., on Oct. 28, 1874, and at the time of his death Tuesday, Dec. 28, had reached the age of 63 years and two months. He was united in marriage March 10, 1898, to Miss Lissa Loftin, to which union were born six children; one daughter, Mrs. Golda Harris of Ozark and five sons, Ray of Garrison, Gorman of Ash Grove, Glen and Verne of Chadwick, and Clell, who died in infancy. Besides the widow and children he is survived by three brothers, Kilby of Chadwick, Roma of Branson, and Kirby of Hydro, Okla., and by four sisters, Mrs. Lias Hendricks of Skiatook, Okla., Mrs. Molly Cauley and Mrs. Dora Roberts, both of Arkansas, and eight grandchildren, besides many other relatives and a host of friends. He has been a leading merchant at Chadwick for the past 23 years. He was a kind husband and father, a good friend and neighbor and will be greatly missed by all. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 29, at 2 p.m. in the Chadwick Baptist church with Rev. Roscoe Harding of Nixa officiating, assisted by Rev. Chas. C. Maples of Ozark. Burial was made in the Chadwick cemetery under the direction of the B.C. Klepper Funeral Home.

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Rozell, James Wright 25 Oct 1875 - 28 Dec 1937 CCR 6 Jan 1938 p3

We are indeed deeply appreciative and thankful to our many friends and neighbors in Ozark and elsewhere for their kind acts administered, the words of sympathy expressed, and the floral offerings given during the illness and death of our dearly beloved husband, father, and grandfather.

Mrs. J.W. Rozell, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Rozell and son, Mr. and Mrs. Gorman Rozell and family, Mr. and Mrs. Verne Rozell, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Rozell and family, Mr. and Mrs. Rex Harris and son, J.T.

 

Ross, David A. Nov 1892 - 19 Jul 1937 CCR 22 Jul 1937 p1

[Note: Son of Rhuben Wilbur & Emily (Horton) Ross; married 2 Jun 1917 CCM Ollie M. Garrett 1898 - 10 Mar 1965; birthdate from 1900 census; tombstone says born 1894]

David A. Ross, a former resident of Ozark, died at his home in Springfield Monday morning from his own hand. The following account of his death is taken from the Monday Springfield Leader-Press: “Defeated by five years of domestic and financial troubles, David A. Ross, 43, a Frisco railway section hand and father of five dependent daughters, shot himself to death in his bedroom at his home, 1202 N. Rogers, at 5 a.m. today. Ross arose and dressed himself in work clothes—overalls and blue shirt—penciled a note to his family, then sat down on the floor with a 12 gauge shotgun. He placed the stock against the bed, which he alone had occupied last night, the muzzle under his chin. Then he pulled the trigger. Ross was lying dead on the floor when startled members of his family ran into the room, and the gun, which had kicked backward, was resting on the bed, still smoking. The victim’s wife showed police a note in which Ross tried to describe his difficulties. Most of it was incoherent, Detective George Spencer said. One line of it said, “My wife told me five years ago that she no longer loved me,” the detective reported. The widow was obviously broken hearted over her husband’s death. Coroner J.P. Ferguson decided the case was suicide and held no inquest. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ollie Ross, and the following daughters: Louisa, 17, Mary 16, Martha, 13, Joan, 11, and Betty Gay Ross, 8. Other survivors are Mr. Ross’s mother, Mrs. Emily Ross of St. Louis, two brothers, John and Ruben of Springfield, and three sisters, Mrs. Ida Palmer of Oklahoma, Mrs. Belle Buxton of Ozark and Mrs. Rhoda Feller [note: - correct name - Fowler, wife of Bert Loren Fowler] of McCracken, Mo. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in Ozark at the Klepper Funeral Home with Rev. Ross Carter officiating. Burial was made in the Hopedale cemetery about five miles north of Ozark. Mr. Ross and family lived in Ozark prior to moving to Springfield. He was employed on the Frisco section here and when the company discontinued the line between Ozark and Chadwick, Ross’s seniority took him to a place with the railroad out of Springfield.

 

Ross, Doris L. (Fairbanks) 1934 -  Feb 2008 SN-L 26 Feb 2008

[Note: married Hal Ross]

Funeral services for Doris L. Fairbanks Ross, 74, of Nixa, formerly of Branson, will be Thursday, February 28, 2008, at 1 p.m., in the Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home, Branson. Rev. Floyd "Bud" Arnold will officiate. Burial will follow in Ozarks Memorial Park Cemetery, Branson. Visitation will be Wednesday evening, February 27, 2008, from 7 to 8 p.m., in the funeral home. Mrs. Ross passed away Saturday, in St. John's Regional Hospital, Branson. Doris was a retired nurse's aid. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 676, Springfield, Mo. and the VFW Auxiliary in Ozark, Mo. She is survived by her loving husband, Hal, of the home; her five children; two brothers; 11 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Veteran's Flag Fund c/o American Legion Post #220, P.O. Box 858, Branson, MO 65615.

 

Ross, Elmer 15 Apr 1923 - 29 Aug 1979 OH 6 Sep 1979 p8

Services for Elmer Ross, 55. Horton, Kan., brother of Mrs. Verda Joehrs, Rogersville, were held last Saturday in Horton, Mr. Ross died Aug. 29 in the Veterans Hospital in Topeka.

 

Ross, Emily (Horton) Wiggins Jan 1852 - 15 Apr 1939 CCR 20 Apr 1939 p4

[Note: Daughter of John & Rochina (Roller) Horton; married 1 Mar 1874 CCM George W. Wiggins 1854 - 1876; married 24 Jan 1877 CCM Reuben Wilbur Ross 23 May 1848 - 31 Jan 1910]

Funeral services for Mrs. Emily Ross,87, who passed away at Ironton, Mo., Saturday, April 15, were held there Monday, April 17. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Rhoda Fowler of McCracken, two sons, Reuben of Springfield and Edward of Cleveland, Okla., a brother, Isaac Horton, three sisters, Mrs. Mary Swearengin of Rogersville, Mrs. Elizabeth Montgomery of Ozark and Mrs. Catherine Waynes of Lupus, Mo., three step children, Mrs. Ida Palmer of Chickasha, Okla., John F. Ross of Fayetteville, Ark., and Mrs. W.A. Buxton of Ozark. Those from this vicinity who attended the funeral were Mrs. Rhoda Fowler and daughter, Mrs. Rosa Garrison, and Mr. Everett Garrison, all of McCracken, and Mrs. W.A. Buxton of Ozark.

 

Ross, Flossie (Hutcheson) 7 Jun 1905 - 17 Jul 1941 CCR 24 Jul 1941 p4

[Note: married 10 Jul 1924 CCM Samuel Clinton Ross 11 Feb 1895 - 24 Feb 1977]

Mrs. Samuel Clinton Ross died last Thursday at her home in Rogersville after an illness of three months. Mrs. Ross was born June 7, 1905, in Texas and was married in 1923. She is survived by her husband, five children, Wallace, Ada Louise, Marilyn, Lovella, and Idella; her father, W.M. Hutcheson; three brothers, A.C. of Ft. Riley, Kan., Eugene of Central Valley, Calif., and James T. of Ft. Meade, S.D.; four sisters, Mrs. Lillie Keller, Mrs. Winnie Broce of Dunsmuir, Calif., Mrs. Pauline McMurry of Springfield and Mrs. Mary Wolf of Ozark. Funeral services were at the White Oak Church Sunday.

 

Ross, John F. Nov 1872 - Jan 1946 CCR 17 Jan 1946 p1

[Note: Son of Rueben Wilber & Mary (Moore) Ross; married 2 Jan 1898 Eliza McDaniel]

Mrs. Belle Buxton received a telegram early this week that her brother, John Ross, who was making his home with his son in Florida, had passed away. The body was to be brought to Fayetteville, Arkansas for burial.

 

Ross, Joseph C. 2 Feb 1884 - 21 Jan 1931 CCR 5 Feb 1931 p3

[Note: Son of Austin C. & Louisa (Horton) Ross]

Former resident dies. Mrs. C.M. McDaniel has received word from Washington of the death of her brother Joe Ross. He was born in Christian County on Feb. 2, 1884, and went to the state of Washington in 1906. He passed away in Olympia on Jan. 21, 1931, aged 46 years, 10 months and 19 days. He had many relatives and friends in Missouri.

 

Ross, Ollie M. (Garrett) 1898 - 10 Mar 1965    CCR 18 Mar 1965 p1

[Note: married David A. Ross Nov 1892 - 19 Jul 1937]

Mrs. Ollie Ross, 66, of 920 North Rogers, Springfield, died Wednesday morning at 11:50 in Burge-Protestant Hospital. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church. A Christian County native, Mrs. Ross is survived by her mother, Mrs. Nell Garrett, Springfield; five daughters, Mrs. Martha Brayfield, 1506 West Meadowmere, Mrs. JoAnn Whitney, 2574 South Luster, Mrs. Louise Turner, 1657 South Ave., Mrs. Betty Love, Kansas City, and Mrs. Mary Eidson, Mountain Home, Ark; two sisters, Mrs. Lydia Harper, Ozark. and Mrs. Lou Smith, Route 5; and 13 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 13, in Ayre-Goodwin Chapel with the Rev. Fred Lynn officiating. Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery.

 

Ross, Rueben Wilber 23 May 1848 - 31 Jan 1910 CCR 3 Feb 1910

[Note: Son of  John J. & Eliza ( ) Ross; married  Mary Moore 11 May 1849 - 8 Jun 1876; married 24 Jan 1877 CCM  Emiline  Horton Jan 1852 - 15 Apr 1939 m/1 George Wiggins]

At the Ozark sanitarium Monday, January 31, 1910, Wilbur Ross aged 61 years. The remains were buried Wednesday at the Roller cemetery. Mr. Ross leaves eight children, five boys and three girls. Mrs. W. A. Buxton of Ozark being one of his daughters.

 

Ross, Sam 11 Feb 1895 - 24 Feb 1977 OH 3 Mar 1977 p2

[Note: Son of Austin C. & Louisa (Horton) Ross]

Services for Sam Ross, 82 of 900 East Dale, formerly of Rogersville, were at 3 p. m. Sunday in the Marsh Funeral Home, Rogersville with the Rev. Dwayne Reed officiating. Burial was in White Oak Cemetery, northeast of Rogersville. Mr. Ross died at 11:15 p.m. Thursday in Springfield MediCenter after a short illness. He was a member of the Baptist Church, a retired postal employ and a World War I veteran. Surviving are one son, Wallace Ross, Thousand Oaks, Calif.; four daughters, Mrs. Ada Bell, Route 3, Rogersville, Mrs. Marilyn Williams, Springfield, Mrs. Idella Day, Route 2, Marshfield and Mrs. Louella West of Taylor, Ariz.; three sisters, Mrs. Eliza McDaniel, Ozark, Mrs. Martha Washburn, Redwood City, Calif. and Mrs. Linda Riley, Carnation, Wash.; 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

 

Ross, Timothy Robert 5 Sep 1945 - 11 Oct 2008 CCH-N 22 Oct 2008

Timothy R. Ross passed away on Oct. 11, 2008, while in Houston, Texas with his three daughters by his side. He is survived by his daughters and their families and his poodle “Maggie.”

 

Rossner, Edward G. 1 Nov 1879 - 12 Jan 1980 OH 17 Jan 1980 pB4

Services for Edward G. Rossner, 100, Forsyth, father of Otto Rossner, Sparta, were held Wednesday in the Lone Star Church in Taney County with the Rev. Floyd Roberts officiating. Burial was in the Lone Star Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark. Mr. Rossner died last Saturday in Cox Medical Center after a short illness.

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Rossner, Edward G. 1 Nov 1879 - 12 Jan 1980 OH 24 Jan 1980 pB6

Card of Thanks

The family of Edward G. Rossener would like to express our thanks to our many good friends and neighbors for the prayers, food, flowers and cards during the sickness & death of our father.  The Rossener Family

 

Rossner, Jewell Juanita (Blakey) 1 Nov 1925 - 31 Oct 2004  CCH-N 10 Nov 2004

[Note: Daughter of Lawrence & Sarah Ann (Proctor) Blakey; married 13 Aug 1946 Herman G. Rossner]

Jewell "Juanita" Rossner, 78, Forsyth, died Sunday, Oct. 31 at Forsyth Nursing and Rehab. She was born Nov. 1, 1925 in Christian County, the daughter of Sarah Ann (Proctor) and Lawrence Blakey. Juanita was a resident of the Taney County area. She and Herman G. Rossner were married Aug. 13, 1946 at the Ozark Beach. Juanita was a member of Pine Ridge Full Gospel Church. Survivors include her husband, Herman Rossner; two daughters, Carolyn Cook and husband, Oscar, Taneyville, Barbara Casey and husband, Gary Bradleyville; one son, Bill Blakey and wife, Jewell, Springfield; four grandchildren, Sara, Amy, Matthew and Bryan; five great-grandchildren, Corey, Emily, Casey, Keaton and Hannah; one aunt; nieces, nephews and cousins; and many friends. Preceding her in death were her parents, Clum and Sarah Ann McGrath; and one sister, Marie Kenyon. Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004 at 2 p.m. at the White River Association Building. Burial followed in Chadwick Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Community Hospice, 1756 Bee Creek Road, Branson, MO 65615.

 

Rossner, Otto Dean 3 Apr 1930 - 26 Jun 1993 OH 30 Jun 1993

[Note: Son of Edward & Ruthie Mae (  ) Rossner; married 9 Jul 1954 Jessie Lilly]

Otto Dean Rossner, 63, Sparta, died Saturday, June 25, 1993 at his home. He was born April 3, 1930 at Swan in Taney County, the son of Edward and Ruthie Mae Rossner. On July 9, 1954, he was united in marriage to Jessie Lilly. He served his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Army. As a young man he lived in Forsyth and moved to Oregon before returning to this area. In 1968 he opened D&J Hardware in Sparta and in 1971 started People’s Market. He continued to operate both businesses for 12 years. He and Jessie enjoyed traveling for two years after retirement. He was a member of American Legion in Forsyth, V.F.W. in Drian, Ore., and Lion’s Club of Sparta. He attended the First Baptist Church of Sparta. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Marguerite Rossner and Elsie Brown. Survivors include his wife, Jessie; two sons and their wives, Dwayne and Georgette Rossner, Rogersville, and Randy and Lynn Rossner, Springfield; a daughter and her husband, Ronda and Rick Schmitz, Wadena, Minn.; seven grandchildren, Jennifer and Steven Rossner, Travis and Ashlee Rossner, and Joshua, Lukas and Jessica Schmitz; three sisters, Edna Stegall, Springfield, Bessie Golden, Stockton, Calif., and June Anker, Forsyth; and a brother, Herman Rossner, Forsyth. Services were held Tuesday, June 29, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Gary Robertson officiating. Burial was in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Missouri.

 

Roster, Emmett H.,  Jr. 2 Oct 1934 - 31 Jul 2007 SN-L 2 Aug 2007

[Note: Son of Emmett H. & Lucille (  ) Roster; married 8 Feb 1957 Loraine M. “Lori“ Lewis 11 Jun 1940 – 4 Oct 2000 ; married Nancy]

Emmett H Roster Jr., age 72, of Ozark, passed away on July 31, 2007, in St. John's Hospital. He was born October 2, 1934, to Emmett H. and Lucille Roster in St. Louis, Missoui, who preceded him in death. He was a Korean War Veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy. He was retired from a career as a master baker and enjoyed woodworking in his spare time. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Lori Roster; and a brother, George. Survivors include his wife, Nancy; his son, Mark Roster and his children, Matthew Roster and Michael Roster; Lynne Reynolds and her children, Nicole Reynolds and Leann Reynolds; his son, Gary Roster and his wife, Melody; a brother, Edward Roster and his wife, Anne; and a nephew, Andrew Roster. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening in the Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home at White Chapel, 5234 W. State Highway EE (West Division), Springfield. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 3, in White Chapel Memorial Gardens.

 

Roster, Loraine M. “Lori”  (Lewis) 11 Jun 1940 – 4 Oct 2000  CCH-N 11 Oct 2000

[Note; Daughter of William & Myrtle (  ) Lewis; married 8 Feb 1957 Emmett H. Roster, Jr. 2 Oct 1934 - 31 Jul 2007]

Loraine M. Roster, 60, Springfield, passed away at 3:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 4, 2000 in Ozark Riverview Manor. She was born June 11, 1940 in St. Louis, MO., the daughter of William and Myrtle Lewis. On February 8, 1957 in Maplewood, Mo., she was united in marriage to Emmett Roster. She is survived by her husband Emmett of the home, two sons, Gary Roster, Nixa, Mark Roster, Conway, Ar. One daughter, Lynne Reynolds, Ozark, and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents. Graveside services were held Friday, October 6, 2000 in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Father Tom Reidy officiated. All services were under the direction of Gorman-Scharph.

 

Rostine, Virginia (Adair) 14 Mar 1918 - 10 Oct 2008 SN-L 12 Oct 2008

[Note: Daughter of Sims & Vearlea (  ) Adair; married 1941 William R. Rostine]

Virginia Adair Rostine went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 10, 2008, in Springfield Mo. Born in Hutchinson, Kan., on March 14, 1918, to Sims and Vearlea Adair, she grew up and attended schools in Kansas City. Virginia was a proud University of Missouri Tiger, having graduated in 1939, with a degree in journalism. She worked briefly for The Kansas City Star before marrying William R. Rostine in 1941. They lived many years in Hutchinson, Kan., where their five children were born and raised. Virginia was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church for many years, where she was active in Women's Society of Christian Service and taught Sunday school. She was a Girl Scout leader, a Cub Scout den mother, and a member of Delta Gamma. After retirement, she and Bill moved to Table Rock Lake, Mo., and enjoyed many years living by the lake. They were members of Wesley United Methodist Church in Springfield Mo. Virginia is survived by five children and spouses: son Bill Rostine and wife, Karen of Springfield, Mo.; and daughters, Carol Hayes of Huntsville, Texas, Kathy Stewart of Nixa Mo., Joan Salmon and husband, Mike of Springfield, Mo., and Mary Newby and husband, Scott of Piedmont, Okla. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Boyd Rostine and Warren Schmitt, both of Hutchinson, Kan.; sister-in-law Gladys Adair of Atlanta, Ga.; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, William R. Rostine; her parents; brother Syl Adair; sons-in-law, Herb Stewart and David Hayes; a brother-in-law; and two sisters-in-law. Virginia was a devoted mother and a blessing to all who knew her. The family would like to thank the loving and selfless care given to their mother by the staff at the Manor at Elfindale in Springfield, Mo. Services will be held in Trinity United Methodist Church, Hutchinson Kan., on Thursday, October 16, at 1 p.m., with Rev. Pat Ault-Duell officiating. Visitation will be in the church one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in McPherson, Kan. City Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Elliott Mortuary in Hutchinson, Kan. Memorial contributions can be made to the Virginia Rostine Memorial Fund, Wesley United Methodist Church, 922 West Republic Road, Springfield MO 65807. Online condolences can be shared at www.hhlohmeyer.com.

 

Rothermel, Florence E. 1 Jun 1894 - Aug 1976 OH 26 Aug 1976 p8

HIGHLANDVILLE - Services for Mrs. Florence E. Rothermel, 82, Highlandville, who died at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday in Christian County Nursing Home in Ozark after a long illness, were Monday at 1 p.m. in Pleasant View Baptist Church west of Highlandville, with the Rev. Tommie Bilyeu officiating. Burial was in Flood Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark.

 

Rothermel, Nettie (Rhea) 25 Jan 1907 - 13 Mar 1977 OH 17 Mar 1977 p6

[Note: Daughter of Sidney Mahone & Lillian Maude (Sims) Rhea]

HIGHLANDVILLE - Services for Mrs. Nettie Rhea Rothermel, 70, of  the Christian County community of Flood were at 1:36 p.m. Wednesday in Pleasant View Baptist Church west of here. The Rev. Willie Keithley will officiate and Burial was in Flood Cemetery. Mrs. Rothermel was found dead in her home about noon Sunday, according to a funeral home spokesman, who said she had been in poor health for some time. Mrs. Rothermel was a lifelong resident of the Flood Community and a member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church. Surviving are two brothers, Frank S. Rhea, Spokane and Jesse Mack Rhea, 2128 West Scott, Springfield.

 

Rothert, Jeanne Kay (Maxfield) 20 Feb. 1949 – 16 June 1995  CCH-N 28 June 1995

[Note: Daughter of Dwight Edwin & Emma Adell (Lancaster) Maxfield]

Jeanne Kay (Maxfield) Rothert, 46, Ozark, died Friday, June 16, at 3:05 a.m. in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born Feb. 20, 1949, in Centralia, Ill., the daughter of Dwight Edwin and Emma Adell (Lancaster) Maxfield. She taught sixth grade for 15 years in the Sparta School System and was a supporter of the Christian County Humane Society.  She was preceded in death by her father and her grandparents. Survivors include her mother, Emma Adell Maxfield, Ozark; two brothers, Roger Maxfield and his wife Brenda, Tucson, Ariz., and Stephen Maxfield and his wife Laura, Springfield; one sister, Judith Clark and her husband Morrie, Baltimore, Md.; two nieces, Melanie Maxfield and Kristine Clark, and two nephews, Jeff INCOMPLETE - obvious omissions as obit continued from one page to the next - not in the newspaper -   Cassidy Heritage Funeral Home, Ozark. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Christian County Humane Society.

 

Rothhammer, Lillian Louise (Mead) Ross 16 Nov 1915 - 25 May 2005 CCH-N 1 Jun 2005

[Note: Daughter of John & Georgia ( ) Mead; married Roy Rothhammer 17 Apr 1901 - 8 Jan 1990]

            Lillian Louise Rothhammer, age 89, of New Braunfels, Texas, passed away on Thursday in her home. She was born November 16, 1915 in Collingsworth County, Texas, the daughter of John and Georgia Mead. She had lived in Tulsa, Okla, for 64 years before her husband, Roy,. Died in 1990. At that time, she moved to Springfield. She is survived by a son, Jon Ross in Springfield, a daughter, Kay Early in New Braunfels, Texas and other relatives. A graveside funeral was at 10 a.m. Wednesday June 1, at Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.


Rothwell, Artie Alice (Cryer) 24 Sep 1911 - 15 Nov 1988 OH 24 Nov 1988

[Note: married Harry Rothwell 28 Mar 1908 -  7 Jun 1991]

Artie Alice Rothwell, 77, of Clever, died Nov 15 in her home after a long illness. Services for Mrs. Rothwell were held Nov 17 at the Meadors Funeral Chapel, Republic, with the Rev. Larry Bohall officiating. Burial was in White Chapel Cemetery, Springfield. A retired employee of the Missouri State Sanatarium, Mrs. Rothwell was a member of the Clever United Methodist Church and of the W.M.U. Her survivors include her husband, Harry; a daughter, Marlene Warren, Clever; three brothers;, Marvin Cryer, of the state of Wisconsin, Dale Cryer, of Canyon, TX, and John Cryer, of Miller; three grandsons, Gary K. Warren, Houston, TX, Roney Warren, Clever, and Bary Warren, Tulsa, OK; and five great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Arthritis Foundation.

 

Rothwell, Billy J. 29 Jan 1923 - 13 Feb 1985 OH 21 Feb 1985 p10

[Note: married Dorothy W.]

Services for Billy J. Rothwell, 62, Springfield, were held Feb. 15 in Greenlawn Funeral Home South with the Rev. Curtis Marsh officiating Burial was in National Cemetery. Mr. Rothwell died Feb. 13 in Cox Medical Center after a short illness. A former resident of Carthage, he had lived in Springfield for the past 18 years. He was a retired truck driver for Associated Grocers, a member of First and Calvary Presbyterian Church and a navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy W.; three daughters, Julia Showalter, Chicago, Terri Glenn, Nixa and Tommye Hailey, Springfield; a brother, Harry, Clever; two sisters, Kathleen Mowell, Fort Townsend, Okla. and Pauline Bates, Plainview, Texas; and five grandchildren.

 

Rothwell, Harry G. 28 Mar 1908 -  7 Jun 1991   NN-E 13 Jun 1991

Harry G. Rothwell, 83, Clever, died at 6:15 p.m. Friday, June 7, 1991, in Mount Vernon Park Care Center, Springfield, after a long illness. He is survived by a daughter, Marlene Warren, Clever; a sister, Kathleen Nowell, Fort Townsend, Okla.; three grandsons; and seven great-grandchildren. Graveside services were Monday in White Chapel Cemetery, Springfield, with the Rev. James Lee officiating. Services were under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Memorial contributions may be made to Clever United Methodist Church.

 

Rotrock, Frank 13 Oct 1923 - 31 Aug 2006 SN-L 3 Sep 2006

[Note: Son of John Harrison & Lessie (Abbott) Rotrock; married ? ; married Phyllis M. (Wright) Young]

Frank Rotrock, age 82, of Nixa, passed away peacefully in his home after an extended illness on Thursday, August 31, 2006. He was born October 13, 1923, in Aldrich, Missouri, the son of John Harrison Rotrock and Lessie (Abbott) Rotrock. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Rotrock was an educator in the Nixa School System for 29 years. He served as principal for Nixa High School for many of those years. Survivors include: four children, Jenny Bennett and husband, Duaine, Canton, Ohio, Sue Hennings and husband, Greg, Clever, Randy Rotrock, Springfield, and Pam Haworth, Nixa; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Berniece Rotrock, Nixa. He was preceded in death by a son, Mike Rotrock. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 5, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Rev. Joseph Fahl officiating. Burial will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery, Polk County. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Conchita Redmon for her compassionate care of their father over the years.

 

Rotrock, Lessie (Abbott) 1892 - 23 Mar 1988  OH 31 Mar 1988

[Note: married John Harrison Rotrock 1 May 1892 - 19 Feb 1967]

Lessie Rotrock, 95, of Springfield, died at 2:35 a.m. March 23 at Heritage Manor. Services for Mrs. Rotrock were held Saturday at the Harris Chapel, Nixa, with the Rev. Terry Kendrick officiating. Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery, Aldridge. A native of Polk County, Mrs. Rotrock moved to Springfield in 1940, where she was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John, in 1967. Mrs. Rotrock's survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Phyllis Rotrock, Clever; a daughter, Berniece Rotrock, Nixa; seven grandchildren, Jenny Bennett, Canton, Ohio, Sue McDonald, Nixa, Mike Rotrock, Austin, Texas, Randy Rotrock, Springfield, Pam Haworth, Nixa, Pam Gilbert, Orlando, Florida, and Brigg Young, Springfield; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Nellie Dixon, Stockton.

 

Rotzinger, Cleo Fay (Holt) 22 Jul 1908 - Feb 1977 OH 17 Feb 1977 p8

[Note: Daughter of Jacob Edgar & Lillie M. (Davidson) Holt; married Robert J. “Bob“ Rotsinger]

FORDLAND - Services for Mrs. Cleo Rotzinger, 68, Fordland, were at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the United Methodist Church here with the Rev. Gerald Seely and Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was in Fordland Cemetery under direction of Marsh of Fordland. Mrs. Rotzinger died at 6 a.m. Thursday in St. John’s Hospital after a short illness. Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church.

AND

Rotzinger, Cleo Fay (Holt) 22 Jul 1908 - Feb 1977 OH 24 Feb 1977 p11

We want to thank our friends and neighbors for the food, flowers, memorial contributions, visits and the many deeds of kindness during the illness and death of our loved one, Cleo Rotzinger.  R. J. Rotsinger, The Rotzinger Families, Mr. and Mrs. Weir Holt.

 

Rotzinger, Rosa Lee 20 Sep 1931 - 20 Oct 1931 CCR 22 Oct 1931 p8

[Note: Daughter of Robert J. “Bob“ & Cleo Fay (Holt) Rotzinger; granddaughter of Jacob Edgar & Lillie M. (Davidson) Holt - Jacob‘s obit spells Cleo‘s name Rotsinger; no legible tombstone in Linden Cemetery; informant was E. W. Holt of Ozark, brother of the mother]

Rosa Lee, the four week old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Rotzinger, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the parents’ home in Fordland. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Kennedy, at the home, with burial at Linden under the direction of Undertaker Starr of Fordland.

 

Rountree, Thomas Joseph “Tom” 25 Jul 1958 - 4 Dec 2003  SN-L 14 Dec 2003

[Note: Son of  David Lee & Barbara (  ) Rountree; married Mika]

Thomas Joseph "Tom" Rountree, a former Springfield resident, died at the age of 45 on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003, in a Fort Smith, Ark. hospital. He was born July 25, 1958, in Springfield, Mo. Tom was a member of the Flight Master's RC Flight Club of Fort Smith. He was an avid enthusiast of trains and airplanes. He was a devoted husband and father. Tom was a member of the Harvest Time Tabernacle Church. He was preceded in death by his father, David Lee Rountree. He is survived by his wife, Mika Rountree of Fort Smith, Ark.; a daughter, Melissa Rountree of Colorado; his mother, Barbara Rountree of Nixa, Mo.; a sister, Pattie Fraka of Bella Vista, Ark.; two brothers, David Rountree Jr. of Springfield, Mo., and Mike Rountree of Nixa, Mo.; and nine nieces and nephews. Tom is buried at the Hampton Cemetery in Branch, Ark. Memorial contributions may be made to the local American Heart Association.

 

Roush, John Henry 1 Mar 1918 - 3 Jul 1986 OH 10 Jul 1986 p6

[Note: married Imogene]

Private graveside services for John Henry Roush. 63, Nixa, were held July 9 in Hazelwood Cemetery with the Rev. Don Blansit officiating. Burial was under the direction of Ayre-Goodwin Funeral Home. Mr. Roush died July 3 in Cox Medical Center South following a long illness. A retired employee of Cox Medical Center, he was an Army veteran of World War II. He was of the Assembly of God faith and had resided in this area for about 40 years. Survivors include his wife. Imogene; three sons, Henry Eugene, Republic, Ronald Dean and David Edwin, both of Nixa; four brothers, Frank, Abraham, Willie Lee, Calif., Ernest and Dwayne, Ohio; four sisters, Zella Mae Marcum and Velma Lou Poor, both of California, Naomi Bell Harvell, North Carolina, and Los Jean Wilson, Oregon; and three grandchildren.

 

Roush, Lurie Elvira (Vanness) McMartin Ronk 10 Jan 1889  - 6 Sep 1981 OH 1 Oct 1981 p9

[Note: Daughter of William & Elizabeth ( ) Vanness; married c 1907 Henry T. McMartin; married c 1918 Jacob S. Ronk 28 Jun 1865 - 14 May 1945; married 8 Mar 1947 ? Roush; buried under the name Ronk]

Lurie ElVera Roush, formerly of Spokane died September 6 at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Alliance, Nebraska. She was 92. Services were held September 9 in Crawford, Nebr. Burial was in Crawford Cemetery. Mrs. Rousch spent most of her early years in Western Iowa and eastern Nebraska. Later the family moved to Ozark. After retiring from the U. S. Post Office, she moved to Crawford to make her home close to her daughter, Mrs. Roy Randall and family. Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. Roy (Beth) Randall of Crawford, Neb.; one sister, Mrs. Viola Small of Colorado Springs; one daughter-in-law; four grandchildren; two great grandson and niece; several cousins and many friends.

AND

Roush, Lurie Elvira (Vanness) McMartin Ronk 10 Jan 1889  - 6 Sep 1981 OH 1 Oct 1981 pB10

Card of Thanks

We wish to thank all out mother’s friends who sent flowers and money for the Rescue Unit in memory of her. Thank you for all your cards, letters and gifts sent to her.  Roy and Beth Randall, Crawford, Neb.

 

Roush, Thomas 7 Apr 1901 - 8 Jan 1981 OH 15 Jan 1981 p10

Services for Thomas Roush, 79, Springfield, were held Jan. 10 in Springfield. Among those listed as survivors are a granddaughter, Mrs. Martha Little of Billings, who was raised in the grandfather’s home. Mr. Roush died Jan. 8 at his home after a long illness.

 

Rousseau, Eula J. (Guerin) 1915 - Apr 1975  OH 1 May 1975 p6

[Note: Daughter of Rodney M. & Jennie (Green) Guerin; married Sam Rousseau]

OLDFIELD- Funeral services for Mrs. Eula J. Rousseau, 59 of Oldfield, were at 2 p.m. today at Union Grove Church here with the Revs, Adah Maggard and Glesco Roberts officiating. Burial was in Union Grove Cemetery under direction of Clinkingbeard of Ava. Mrs. Rousseau, a member of the Baptist Church, died at 8:25 a.m. Wednesday at Cox Medical Center, Springfield, where she had been a patient for two months. She is survived by her husband, Sam; three daughters, Mrs. June Ward, Excelsior Springs, Mrs. Margie Wright, Anaheim, Calif. and Mrs. Mildred Pellham, Hartville; three sons, John of Ava, Garman of New Orleans, and Wayne of Chadwick; three sisters, Mrs. Helen Doran, Lakeside, Calif, Mrs. Glessie Nowlin, Potrero, Calif. and Mrs. Joyce Hefner, Kansas City; three brothers, Robert Guerin, Oldfield, Charles, of Garrison, and Lewie of Chadwick and 12 grandchildren.

 

Roussell, Ethel  (Baker) 31 Oct 1912 - 13 Feb 1994  NN-E 16 Feb 1994

[Note: married George Louis Roussell 8 Nov 1908 - 19 Mar 1945]

Ethel Roussell, 81, Ozark, died at 5:10 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 13, 1994, at the Ozark Nursing and Care Center. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will be in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery.

 

Roussell, George Louis, Pfc. 8 Nov 1908 - 19 Mar 1945 CCR 10 May 1945 p1

[Note: Son of Louis & ? (?) Roussell; married 4 Jul 1931 CCM Ethel (Baker) Rozell 31 Oct 1912 - 13 Feb 1994]

Pfc. George L. Roussell of Chadwick was killed in action on Iwo Jima in the South Pacific March 19 according to a message received from the War Department by his wife, Mrs. George Roussell of Chadwick, April 10. Pfc. Roussell entered the service May 19, 1944, and was assigned to Wyoming for his basic training. After leaving the States he was stationed for a short time at Pearl Harbor and Iwo Jima was his first combat action. He is survived besides his wife by two sons and two daughters, all of the home; his father of Fresno, Calif.; a sister of Billings; and four brothers, all of whom are serving with the Armed Forces overseas.

AND

Roussell, George L, Pvt. 8 Nov 1908 - 19 Mar 1945 CCR 23 Dec 1948

[Note: Son of Louis & ? (?) Roussell; married 4 Jul 1931 Ethel Baker 31 Oct 1912 - 13 Feb 1994]

The body of Pfc. George L. Roussell, who was killed in action March 19, 1945, on Iwo Jima, arrived in Springfield Saturday afternoon. He was 36 at the time of his death. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Bob Gray of Forsyth at 3:00 p.m. Sunday at Chadwick Union church. Burial was in Chadwick cemetery under direction of Harris Funeral Home and the American Legion was in charge of military services at the grave. Survivors include his widow, Ethel, of Riverview, Mo.; his father, Louis Roussell of California; two sons, Robert and Johnny; two daughters, Phyllis and Jackie May; four brothers, Kenneth of Clever, Johnny of Republic, Earl of Myrtle Creek, Ore., and Philips of Route 1, Ozark, and a sister, Mrs. Rose Pendergrass of Billings.

 

Roussell, Phillip Nicholas 1914  - 28 Feb 1981 OH 12 Mar 1981 p8

[Note: Son of George Louis & Ethel (Baker) Roussell; married 3 May 1946 Martha Elnora Chaves; no SSDI found]

Services for Phillip Nicholas Roussell, 66, of Amarillo, Texas, were held March 2. Burial was in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Amarillo. Mr. Roussell died Feb. 28 at High Ridge Baptist Hospital after apparently suffering a stroke. He was a military veteran and a member of the American Legion, and a native of Christian County. Survivors include three sons, Samuel Dennis, Phillip Nicholas and Kenneth Dale, all of Ozark and eight grandchildren.

 

Routh, Jesse M. 28 Aug 1895 - 18 Apr 1977 OH 21 Apr 1977 p9

[Note: married Stella]

CLEVER - Jesse M. Routh, 81, Clever, died at 1 a.m. Monday at Springfield MediCenter after a brief illness, Mr. Routh, a former resident of Springfield, had lived in Clever the past four years. Survivors include his wife Stella of the home. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Ayre-Goodwin in Springfield.

 

Routh, Martha June 1930 -  21 Jul 1950  CCR 27 Jul 1950

[Note: Daughter of Rhuel Earl & Leala M. (?) Routh]

Miss Martha June Routh, 20, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rhuel Routh of Route 10, Springfield, was killed, and two companions were seriously injured Thursday night last week in a wreck on Highway 65 in the Ed King corner, the first turn south of Selmore. Injured were Robert W. Dickenson, 20, of Route 9, and Ewing Mitchell “Mitch” Hough, 21, 1127 Prospect, Springfield. The accident occurred about 11:45 o’clock, according to T.B. Chaffin, who answered a call for his ambulance about that time. Mr. Chaffin said some tourists, a man and his wife, were camped overnight on a parkway at the turn, and he assumed that they had the ambulance called, then just as he was about to leave on the call Wilbur Wilson of Ozark stopped to report the wreck. When he arrived at the wreck scene, Mr. Chaffin said, he found Hough, thrown clear of the car, lying on the ground smoking a cigarette. The girl was pinned under the car, and was dead. Dickenson was in the car, behind the steering wheel. The car, a late model Buick, was upside down at the side of the highway. Mr. Chaffin brought the two youths to the Haguewood hospital, but as a physician was not available, he rushed them to St. John’s hospital in Springfield. Hough sustained fractures of both legs above the knees. Dickenson suffered some concussion, but was able to be removed from the hospital to his home, Mr. Chaffin learned Wednesday. It was reported in Springfield that Dickenson had traded for the Buick coach a day or two before, and the three had driven to Rock-a-way Beach. They planned to return by way of Riverside Inn for a chicken dinner and were headed there when the accident happened. Miss Routh was a junior at SMS and had been employed at the Vanity shoe store and by her father in his real estate office and at the Grandview market which he formerly operated. Young Hough operates Mitch’s service station on South Glenstone in Springfield. The girl is survived by her parents, two brothers, Andy and Rhuel “Bud” Jr., and by five sisters, Norma Jean, Linda Fern, Judith Kay, Janet Eileen, and Mary Ellen, all of the home. Her body was transferred from the Chaffin Funeral Home to Springfield for funeral services and burial.

 

Routh, Nancy Kathryn (Braden) McCoy 17 Jul 1937 - 3 Jun 2000

[Note: Daughter of Carl H. & Georgia W. (Bales) Braden; married ? McCoy; married 4 Aug 1984 James Routh]

Nancy Kathryn (Braden) Routh, 62, Nixa, Mo., passed away Saturday, June 3, 2000, in her home.  She was born July 17, 1937, in Sparta, the daughter of Carl and Georgia (Bales) Braden.  Mrs. Routh retired from AT&T in 1984.  On Aug. 4, 1984, she and her husband, James, were married.  Mrs. Routh lived in California for 18 years before returning to this area.  She was a member of Nixa General Baptist Church, where she served as secretary, clerk and treasurer.  Her parents preceded her in death, as well as a son, Carl Dewayne McCoy, and four brothers, Herman, Hugh, Richard and Junior Braden.  Survivors include her husband, James; two children, Tamylla Whitworth and husband Parker, and Tom McLeod and wife Wendy, all of Nixa; two stepchildren, Earl Routh, Nixa, and his fiancée, Becky, and Johnny Routh, Springfield, and his fiancée, Sheila; six grandchildren, Donnie and Michael Swanigan, Bradley Maples, Brayden and Danny McLeod, and Ashley Schmidt; two great-grandchildren, Bryce Swanigan and Alexis McLeod; three step-grandchildren, Ricky, Kimberly and Michael; a brother, Joe Braden, Hesperia, Calif.; a sister, Doris Kelly, Doniphan, Mo.; and many friends.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, 2000, in Nixa General Baptist Church with the Revs. Bob Comer and Don Varger officiating.  Burial will be in Sparta Cemetery under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.  Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to Nixa General Baptist Church Building Fund.

 

Routon, Herbert L. 18 Jun 1912 - Nov 2005 SN-L 20 Nov 2005

[Son of James & ? (?) Routon; married 1932 LaRue Crane 10 Dec 1913 - 7 Jan 2007]

Herbert L. Routon of Nixa, Mo., was 93. He was the 13th and final child born to Mr. and Mrs. James Routon on June 18, 1912, at Barnett, Mo. It was here that he grew, worked at the family store, received his education, met and married the love of his life, Miss LaRue Crane his only wife for over 72 years. They have a loving daughter, Genora M. Wright, but lost their son, Herbert E. Routon, at birth. Having passed to his Lord on November 17, 2005, in Springfield, Mo., Herb is survived by a family who loved him: wife LaRue; daughter, Genora and her husband; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was a shoe merchant for many years and owned a shoe store in Cabool. He loved people,`- and people loved him. Those wishing to acknowledge their friendship may wish to attend the visitation at Greenlawn Funeral Home South in Springfield from 2 to 4 p.m. today. The funeral will be in Nixa at the North Nixa Baptist Church on Monday, Nov. 21, at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Overland Park, Kan.

 

Routon, Inez D. (Higgins) Currie 3 Sep 1914 - 3 May 1991  NN-E 9 May 1991

[Note: Daughter of Charles & Elizabeth (  ) Higgins; married ? Currie; married Lloyd L. Routon 22 Jun 1907 -12 Feb 2000]

Inez D. Routon, 76, Sparta, died Friday, May 3, 1991, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, following a sudden illness. She was born Sept. 3, 1914, and was the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Higgins. A homemaker, she lived much of her life in the St. Joseph area. She was a member of Ozark Baptist Temple. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Dorothy Currie, and an infant son, Marvin. Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Lloyd; a son and daughter-in-law, Delbert and Mary Routon, Sparta; two sisters, Ruth Schmitt, Seattle, Wash., and Margaret Hase, Montgomery City; three brothers, Francis Higgins, St. Joseph, Clarence Higgins, Independence, and Charles Higgins, Corpus Christi, Texas; five grandchildren, Marvin, Timothy, and Angela Routon, all of Sparta, and Elizabeth Simmons, Ozark, and James Maloney, Lincoln, Neb.; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Bob Summers officiating. Gary Kissee, Jewell Greene and Brian Guidry provided music. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.

 

Routon, La Rue (Crane) 10 Dec 1913 - 7 Jan 2007 SN-L 9 Jan 2007

[Note: Daughter of Cap & ? (?) Crane; married Herbert L.  Routon 18 Jun 1912 - Nov 2005]

La Rue Routon, 93, Nixa, Mo., departed this life January 7, 2007. She was a shoe merchant for many years, having owned a shoe store in Cabool, Mo. She loved people and people loved her. She was the first of two girls born to Mr. and Mrs. Cap Crane on December 10, 1913, at Barnett, Mo. It was there that she grew, received her education and romanced Herb, the love of her life. Their marriage of 72 years was a storybook of perfect love, temporarily separated by his passing a year earlier. Their first born, Herbert L. Routon, was lost at birth, but a beautiful daughter, Genora, has blessed their hearts with love for more than 68 years. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 10, 2007, in Greenlawn Funeral Home South with Reverend Jerry Francisco officiating. The family will receive friends from 12 p.m. until the hour of service Wednesday in the funeral home. Entombment will be in Johnson County Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Overland Park, Kan. Arrangements are under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home South, 441 W. Battlefield, Springfield, Mo.

 

Routon, Lloyd L. 22 Jun 1907 – 12 Feb 2000  CCH-N 16 Feb 2000 AND CCH-N 1 Mar 2000

[Note: Son of William A. & Rosie (  ) Routon; married Inez D. Higgins 3 Sep 1914 - 3 May 1991  m/1 Higgins]

Lloyd L. Routon, age 92, Sparta, passed away Saturday, February 12, 2000, in Primrose Place Healthcare Center, Springfield. He was born June 22, 1907 in Sheffield, Mo. the son of William A. and Rosie Routon. Mr. Routon was a member of Ozark Baptist Temple. He worked in river construction as a River Boat Captain. Survivors include: his son Delbert Routon and his wife Mary, Sparta, five grandchildren. Marvin Routon and his wife Pamela, Elizabeth Simmons and her husband Harvey, Timothy Routon, Angela Weter and her husband Davey, and James Maloney; and nine grandchildren Amber, Erica, James, Mark, Renee, Brittany, Travis, Joshua and Jennifer. He was proceeded in death by his wife Inez in 1991; A daughter, Dorothy Currie; and infant son, Marvin; a sister; and six brothers. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 19, 2000, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark with Pastor Melvin Williams officiating. Burial will be in Sparta Cemetery. Friends may call at their convenience on Friday, February 18, 2000 in the funeral home.

 

Routon, Marvin Lee 8 Jan 1963 - 27 Apr 2008 SN-L 30 Apr 2008

[Note: Son of Delbert Dean & Mary (Leaverton) Routon]

Marvin Lee Routon, 45, Sparta, went to be with the Lord April 27, 2008. He was born January 8, 1963, in St. Joseph, the son of Delbert Dean and Mary (Leaverton) Routon. Marvin enjoyed fishing and sports. He was a NASCAR and Kansas City Chiefs fan. He is survived by his parents; three children, Amber Lee Routon, Pierre Port, La., Erica Lynn Redden and husband Brad, Sparta, and Brittany Joy Routon, Sparta; two grandchildren, Hailey Alexis Redden and Bradyn Lee Redden; two sisters, Elizabeth Simmons and husband Harvey, and Angela Dawn Weter and husband Davey; his brother, Timothy Dean Routon and wife Dedra; nieces and nephews, Mark, Renee and Travis Simmons; James, Joshua and Jaden Weter; and Evelyn and Blake Routon. Marvin was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Lloyd and Inez Routon; his maternal grandparents, George and Lenora Leaverton; and aunt, Dorothy Currie; a nephew, Jordan; and two cousins, Kim and Scott. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. today, April 30, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark with Pastor Melvin Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Sparta Cemetery.

©Ozarks Newsstand 2008

Routt, James Allen  1919 - May 2011 SN-L 3 May 2011
James Allen Routt, 91, Nixa. Arrangements: Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home.

Row, Barbara (McIntire) 19 Feb 1922 - 15 Jan 2005 SN-L 20 Jan 2005

[Note: Daughter of Hugh & Vera (Ratliff) McIntire, Sr.; married Charles F. “Chuck”  Row 18 Oct 1909 - 20 Nov 2002]

Barbara Row, age 82, of Ozark, Mo., died at 9 p.m. Saturday, January 15, 2005, in her home. Barbara was born on February 19, 1922, in Parsons, Kansas, the daughter of Hugh Sr. and Vera Ratliff McIntire. She was a member of the Methodist Church and a former resident of the Branson area. She was a homemaker and a philanthropist after her husband Chuck died in 2002. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Chuck, in 2002. She is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Hugh and Florence McIntire of Ozark, Mo.; two nieces, Paula and Michael Sexton of Ozark, Mo., and Leslie and Greg Huntington of Minn.; five great-nephews, Jason and his wife, Melissa Sexton, Jared and Jordan Sexton, all of Ozark, Mo., Corbin and Spencer Huntington of Minnesota; two great-nieces, Stacey and husband, Sean Smythe, Ozark, and Miranda Huntington of Minnesota; three great great-nieces, Baylee Smythe, Taylor Smythe, and Alexander Sexton; two stepdaughters, Lisa Zamore and Dorothy Row; and a stepson, Charles Row III, all of California. Visitation will be from 3 to 4 p.m. today, January 20, 2005, at Greenlawn South Funeral Home. Private funeral services and burial will be at a later time. Memorial contributions are suggested to The American Cancer Society or The American Diabetic Association.

 

Rowden, Roscoe R. 31 Jul 1879 - 18 Feb 1942 CCR 19 Feb 1942 p1

[Note: married Effie D. Bray May 1889 - ?]

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Deffenderfer and Mr. and Mrs. Toels Bray received word Wednesday of the sudden death of their brother-in-law, R.R. Rowden, of near Ash Grove. Funeral services and burial will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. in Springfield.

 

Rowe, Allen Nelson 20 Oct 1914 - 8 Aug 2001  CCH-N 15 Aug 2001

[Note: Son of A. H. & Nellie (Gattenby) Rowe; married 10 Jan 1949 Ina Nelson]

Allen Nelson Rowe, 86, of Nixa, died at 2:55 p.m. Aug. 8, 2001, in Cox Medical Center South. He was born at Macksburg, Iowa, on Oct. 20, 1914, the youngest son of A.H. and Nellie Gattenby Rowe. As a young man, sports was an important part of his life, with baseball being number one. In 1936, he was offered a contract with the Cleveland Indians but refused because of the low salary, less than he was making at the time. He served his military duty with the Third Construction Battalion of the Navy Seabees in the South Pacific. On Jan. 10, 1949, he married Ina Nelson in Omaha, Neb. They made their home in California where he was a welder in the construction business. They both retired in 1974; she preceded him in death on Feb. 28, 2000. He was very active in the Nixa Senior Center. He enjoyed bowling and pitching horseshoes. In 1984 he took first place in the Missouri State Horseshoe Pitching Tournament senior division. He was a member of American Legion Post 676 and was a charter member of Christ Lutheran Church in Nixa. Survivors include: a sister-in-law, Merna Rowe, Mackburg, Iowa; two nieces, Jane Putnam, Albuquerque, NM and Shirley Burk and her husband Larry, Lorimor, Iowa.; and a nephew and her husband Greg, Wentworth, Mo. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Aug. 14, in the interment shelter at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, with Pastor Dale Bond officiating. Visitation was Monday in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Memorials may be made in his name to the charity of the donor's choice.

 

Rook, Sherry 28 Sep 1943 - 26 Feb 2004 CCH-N 1 Mar 2004 & SN-L 29 Feb 2004

[Note: married Bob Rook]

Sherry Rook, 60, Ozark, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004. She was born Sept. 28, 1943, and graduated from Sedalia High School.  Rook owned and operated Plaza South Video, where she made many friends. She was loved by many kids that she would "mother". She could not turn an animal away; and enjoyed all of her pets.  Survivors include her husband, Bob; two children, Christie Spragg and husband Dan, Chicago, Ill., and Bryan Rook, Springfield; and the pride of her life, her three year old grandson, Barrett Spragg. A visitation for Rook was held from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 1 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

©Ozarks Newsstand 2004

Rooney, Helen Diane (Smith)  1943 - 16 Jun 2011 SN-L 21 Jun 2011 & CCH-N 29 Jun 2011
[Note: Daughter of Alexander & Ruth A. (Battini) Smith; married 1961 Boniface Rooney]
Helen Diane Rooney, 68, of Spokane, Mo., passed away June 16 in Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Mo. Diane was born in San Bernardino, Calif. in 1943, and was married to Boniface Rooney in 1961. They had two sons, James and Thomas. Diane was a loving and generous mother whose heart was broken by the untimely passing of her eldest son Jimmy in 2002. She was a brave cancer survivor before being taken by complications following a stroke. Until the end, Diane was quick to smile, and always gentle. She easily made friends everywhere she went Diane was a civil servant at Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino, Calif. for 27 years. She always performed her duties with the highest commendations, and was proud of the fact that her career was spent in top secret programs. She retired from the Department of Defense in 1994 when Norton closed. She retrained to work in health care before moving to Missouri to be closer to her aging parents, Ruth, and Alexander Smith of Highlandville, who passed away in 2006 and 2007. Diane is survived by her son; her brother, Bob Smith and his wife Charis; her nephew, Mitch and his wife Teresa; and her nieces, Kim Howard, and Kerie Bice. Memorial services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 25, 2011 in Adams Funeral Home in Nixa, Missouri. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. until services. Diane will be dearly missed.

Rooney, James Edward 30 Dec 1961 - 16 Feb 2002 SN-L 19 Feb 2002

[Note: Son of Boniface Christopher & Diane (Smith) Rooney]

James Edward Rooney, 40, Spokane, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2002, in his home. He was born December 30, 1961, in San Bernardino, Calif. Jim had been working as a carpet installer for RMS Carpet. His father, Boniface Christopher Rooney preceded him in death. Survivors include his mother, Diane (Smith) Rooney; a brother, Tom Rooney, Los Angeles, Calif.; grandparents, Al and Ruth Smith, Highlandville; an uncle and aunt, Bob and Charis Smith, Highlandville; and cousins, Mitch, Kim, Kerie, Tracy, and Dana. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 20, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Rev. James “Hobo” Applegate and Rev. Cecil Todd officiating.  Springfield News-Leader, February 19, 2002.

 

Roop, Charles R. 25 Dec 1912 - 13 Dec 1991 OH 19 Dec 1991

[Note: married Francis Barbee]

Charles P. Roop, 78, Billings, died at 1:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 1991 in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, after a brief illness. He was a native of Republic and had lived in the Billings area most of his life. He was a retired construction contractor and had been an active member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Springfield, where he was a former member of the Vestry. He also was an active volunteer in youth and church school programs and was a member of the Brotherhood of St. Andrews. He is survived by his wife, Frances Barbee Roop; a son, John C. Roop, Billings; a daughter, Diane F. Collision, Marshfield; four grandchildren, Angie and Chris Roop, Billings, and Cindy Bacon, Springfield, and Bill Collinson, Joplin; and a great grandchild, Katie Bacon. Graveside services were held Monday in Maple Park Cemetery, Springfield, with the Rev. Canon Carl E. Wilke, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Salvation Army, P. O. Box 9685, Springfield, MO 65801 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

 

Root, Mary E. (Cawthorne) 26 Nov 1849 - 1 May 1926 CCR 7 May 1926 p1

[Note: Daughter of J. & ? ( ) Cawthorne]

Mary E. Root, aged 76 years, 5 months and 11 days, died at the home of her son-in-law, D. E. Wescott one and a half miles from Spokane on State Highway No. 3, Saturday, May 1st, 1926. The remains were brought to the Ozark Undertaking rooms by R. B. Chaffin and prepared for burial and forwarded to Wichita, Kansas, Monday night for burial.

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Root, Mary E. (Cawthorne) 26 Nov 1849  - 1 May 1926 CCR 14 May 1926 p1

Card of Thanks

We wish to express our sincere thanks to all the neighbors and friends who were so glad to help during the sickness and death of our dear mother and grandmother; also the assistance of Dr. Young of Ponce de Leon.  Mr. & Mrs. D. E. Wescott  Mrs. Gracie Patterson  Mrs. Mary E. Thomas  Mr. D. M. Root

 

Roper, Albert Deer 19 Feb 1876 - 24 Jul 1950  CCR 26 Jul 1950

[Note: Son of John W. & Martha (Davis) Roper]

A.D. Roper, 74, of Springfield, founder of the A.D. Roper Stores, died Monday morning in Burge Hospital. The A.D. Roper store in Ozark is one of the five he founded in south-central Missouri towns. Manager of the store here is Dan Fulbright. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, and burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. The store was closed Wednesday for the day.

 

Roper, Charles A. 26 Aug 1896 - 3 Mar 1975 OH 6 Mar 1975 p9

[Note: Son of  George Webster & Lucy Ann (Alexander) Roper; married  Gertrude H. Hunter  20 Jan 1898 - 11 Feb 1988]

OZARK - Charles A. Roper, 78, a resident of Ozark for most of his life, died at 10:50 p.m. Monday at his home after a three-year illness. A merchant, Mr. Roper originally owned a bakery in 1930. Later, he operated a grocery store and a locker plant. He was a veteran of World War I and member of First Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Gertrude H.; two daughters, Mrs. Lois Ann Ratcliff, Joplin and Mrs. Erma Springer, Irondale, Ala.; six granddaughters and three great grandsons. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday in Harris Chapel in Ozark with the Rev. Allen Harrison officiating. Burial will be in the Ozark Cemetery.

 

Roper, Cleta Marie (Auberry) 15 Nov 1932 - 10 Feb 1979 OH 15 Feb 1979 p8

Mrs. David (Cleta Marie) Roper, 46 of Springfield, died Feb. 10th on St. John’s Regional Health Center after a three-month illness. A brother, Clifford Auberry of Ozark is among those who survive. Services were held Thursday in the Ralph Thieme Chapel with burial in the White Chapel Cemetery.

 

Roper, Ella (Farthing) 30 Dec 1881 - 16 Jan 1953 CCR 22 Jan 1953 p4

[Note: Daughter of John Allison & Emma (Garrison) Farthing; married James Arthur Roper, DDS 23 Aug 1882 - 22 Feb 1961]

Mrs. Ella Roper, 71, wife of Dr. J. A. Roper, Ozark dentist, passed away Friday morning in the Haguewood Hospital in Ozark. Mrs. Roper was born near McCracken, Missouri, the later of the Late Mr. and Mrs. John A. Farthing, She was a  life long resident of the Sparta and Ozark communities. She had been in ill health for several years. Mrs. Roper was a member of the Ozark Baptist Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ford Haguewood of Ozark; two sons, Dr. Stanley Roper of Ozark and J. Arthur Roper of Aurora; a brother, Dr. R. R. Farthing of Ozark; two sisters, Mrs. Florence Stewart of Springfield and Mrs. Allie Miller of Rogersville and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Chaffin Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Harold Hurst officiating. Burial was in Linden Cemetery.

 

Roper, George Webster 9 Feb 1841 - 27 Dec 1904  CCR 29 Dec 1904

[Note: married 1874 Lucy Ann Alexander 2 Mar 1854 - 8 Dec 1926]

County Treasurer, G. W. Roper, died at his home Tuesday night. He had been in town Tuesday attending to the business of his office as usual, returned home in the evening, ate a hearty supper and apparently was in his usual health. At 8 o’clock he complained of being ill and a doctor was sent for, but before his arrival, he was dead. Cause of death was heart failure. He will be buried by Finley Lodge, No. 206, I. O. O. F, of which he was a member, in the Gardner cemetery Thursday afternoon. We hope to e able to give a full notice next week, for in Comrade Roper, we lose one of our best citizens.

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Roper, George Webster 9 Feb 1844 - 27 Dec 1904 CCR 5 Jan 1905

Card of Thanks

We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to our many friends for their kindness to us in our sad bereavement in the death of our beloved husband and father.  Mrs. G. W. Roper and Family

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Roper, George Webster 9 Feb 1844 - 27 Dec 1904 CCR 19 Jan 1905

In Memorium

George Webster Roper was born in Lake county, Ohio, Feb. 9, 1844 but while yet in his youth, his parents went to Des Moines, Iowa, where he enlisted July 15, 1861 in CO. B 15th Iowa. He was wounded in the battle of Shiloh. After the war, he went to Fort Leavenworth, Kans, and in 1870, he came to Platte county, Mo. where in 1874 he married Lucy A. Alexander. He afterwards went to Bates county and from there he came to Christian county where he has resided until his death Dec. 27, 1904. He leaves a widow and nine children to mourn his death. He was a life-long Republican, a faithful member of the G. A. R. and a member of the I. O. O. F. and one of our best and most enterprising citizens, always ready to help in every good cause. He was servings his second term as county treasurer of Christian county, which he had filled faithfully and honestly. Peace to his ashes.

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Roper, George Webster 9 Feb 1844 - 27 Dec 1904 CCR 26 Jan 1905

In Memoriam  Capt. J. H. Robertson post No. 377 Deptmt of Missouri G. A. R. Ozark, Mo

At our regular meeting of the above names post Jan. 21, 1905, the following resolutions of respect to the memory of Comrade G. W. Roper were read and adopted by said post. WHEREAS, Comrade G. W. Roper of Capt. J. W. Robertson, post No. 377, Deptmt. of Missouri, G. A. R. was transferred by death to the grand army above on the 27th Dec 1904, now therefore be it RESOLVED, That in the transfer of Comrade Roper the post has lost a true and good comrade, the family a faithful and loving father and husband and the community an honest and upright citizen and be it further RESOLVED, That the post extends its deepest sympathy to the family of the deceased, and that a copy of these resolutions be spreads upon the records of this post, that they be published in each of the papers published in Ozark, and that a copy be sent to the family of the deceased.  T. E. McFarland, Wm. Easson, Nick Cassady, Committer Oscar Grant Camp Post 227

 

Roper, Gertrude H. (Hunter) 20 Jan 1898 - 11 Feb 1988 OH 18 Feb 1988

[Note: Daughter of  Charles F. & Ida Mae (Garrison) Hunter; married Dec 1928 Charles A. Roper 26 Aug 1896 - 3 Mar 1975]

Gertrude Roper, 90, of Ozark, died at 11:55 a.m. Feb. 11 at St. John's Regional Health Center. Services for Mrs. Roper were held Monday at the Ozark First Baptist Church, with the Revs. Troy Rhoden and David Howard officiating. Burial was in Ozark Cemetery under the direction of Harris Funeral Home, Ozark. Born Jan. 20, 1898, in Ozark, Mrs. Roper was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charley Hunter. A retired teacher, Mrs. Roper had lived much of her life in her native community of Ozark. She taught school both in Ozark and Springfield, and also for a time in Corvallis, Montana. For many years, she and her husband, Charles, operated the Ozark Bakery, Ozark Grocery Store and a local locker plant. Active in the First Baptist Church of Ozark, Mrs. Roper had been a member of that church for more than 70 years. Mrs. Roper was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, in 1975, and by a great-grandson, Jimmy Ingle, in 1984. Her survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Lois Ann Ratcliff, Joplin, and Mrs. Irma Bank, Birmingham, Alabama; six granddaughters; 12 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lois Merriott, Escondido, California; one brother, Don Hunter, Lewistown, Montana; and a host of friends.

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Roper, Gertrude H. (Hunter) 20 Jan 1898 - 11 Feb 1986 OH 23 Jan 1986 pB4

A tribute to Gertrude Roper, by Eula Monks

Mrs. Gertrude Hunter Roper observed her 88th birthday on Jan. 20th. She is one of Ozark’s oldest present day citizens to be born in Ozark. Her parents were Charles F. and Ida Garrison Hunter. After graduation from high school in 1916, she attended SMS in Springfield preparing herself for a primary school teacher,. She taught in the local school for five years. She also taught in Springfield and Corvallis, Montana, eleven years total. She was Miss Christian County in 1921. At the Missouri Centennial Celebration in December 1928 , she married Charles A. Roper in Sedalia, Missouri. The Ropers lived in St. Louis two years. They returned to Ozark and operated a bakery, grocery story and locker plant. They had two daughters, Lois Ann and Irma and six granddaughters, Charles died in 1975. Gertrude lives in the house she and Charles build in 1936/ She enjoys talking about the changes she has seen in her beloved home town, Ozark. She became a Christian and a member of First Baptist Church in 1911. Gertrude has a brother, Don Hunter in Lewistown, Montana, and a sister, Lois Marriott of Escondido, Calif. and ten great grandchildren,. I am proud to say she was my, Eula Daugherty Monks, fifth grade teacher. We all love Miss Gertrude.

 

Roper, James Arthur 18 Jun 1910 - 30 Jul 1964      CCR 6 Aug 1964 p1

[Note: Son of  James Arthur & Ella (Farthing) Roper]; married Mary Catherine Vaughan 16 Feb 1910 - 15 Dec 2000]

Funeral services were Saturday for James Arthur Roper, 53, of 2410 Wallis Smith, a veteran Ozarks teacher, who died at 7:15 a.m. Thursday at his home after suffering an apparent heart attack. Mr. Roper taught in Ozarks schools more than 27 years. He taught at Central High School from 1937 to 1941 and from 1957 to 1960. After teaching at Drury, he returned to Central and taught until 1962. Mr. Roper taught science at Glendale High School last year. Formerly, he was principal of Aurora grade school. Survivors are three children, Cathie and Phil, both of the home and Mrs. Art Marx, Jr., Route 9, Springfield; a brother, Dr. Stanley Roper, Ozark; a sister, Mrs. Ford Haguewood, Ozark; and three grandchildren. Services were at 10 a.m. Saturday at Harris Chapel in Ozark with Dr. Charles E. Lunn officiating. Burial was in Linden Cemetery.

 

Roper, James Arthur, Dr. 23 Aug 1882 - 22 Feb 1961      CCR 23 Feb 1961 p1

[Note: Son of  George & Lucy (Alexander) Roper; married  Ella Farthing]

Dr. J. Arthur Roper, 78, of Ozark died at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at Springfield Baptist Hospital following an illness of several weeks. Dr. Roper was born at Rich Hill, Mo. and moved to Sparta in 1907 where he practiced as a dentist for 17 years. He moved to Ozark in 1924 and was in active practice here until two months ago. He was a member of the Sparta Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church at McCracken, with the Rev. Harold Hurst officiating. Burial will be in Linden Cemetery under direction of Harris Funeral Home of Nixa.

 

Roper, Leroy A. 28 Jun 1885 - 28 May 1954       CCR 6 Jun 1954 p1

[Note: Son of George Webster & Lucy Ann (Alexander) Roper]

Funeral services for Leroy A. Roper, 68, who died May 28 at Haguewood Hospital were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 31, at the Mount Zion Baptist Church east of Ozark with the Rev. Harold Hurst officiating. Burial was in McCracken Cemetery under direction of Harris Funeral Home of Clever. Early in his life, he came with his parents to the Ozarks and lived most of his life in the Ozark community. He was a member of the Ozark Christian Church having been converted many years ago. Survivors include two brothers, Arthur and Charles, both of Ozark; three sisters, Mrs. Lola Farthing of Sparta, Mrs. Anna Harris of Chadwick, and Mrs. Georgia Clark of  Excelsior Springs; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

Roper, Lucy Ann (Alexander) 2 Mar 1854 - 8 Dec 1926 CCR 16 Dec 1926 p1

[Note: Daughter of  Nelson & Lucy (Vaughn) Alexander; married  27 Jul 1874 George Webster Roper  9 Feb 1841 - 27 Dec 1904]

Lucy Ann Roper Called By Death

Passes Away at Age of 72 Years After Life of Service to Family and Community

Lucy Ann Roper was born near Weston, Missouri on March 2d, 1854 and her girlhood was spent in that community. A part of her schooling was obtained in the Catholic school in Springfield. She was there as a student when the first train pulled into Springfield. She was one of the student workers in raising money to build the stone wall around the Confederate cemetery. In early womanhood she met George W. Roper, who wooed and won her hand and heart. He was a young Union soldier. Although being but a child while the Civil war was being fought, she could tell some startling happenings during those eventful years. Soon after the war, the lovers were married, the wedding taking place on July 27th, 1874. They lived in Platte county until 1883 when they moved to Richhill, Missouri, a prosperous mining town and remained there until the call of the Ozarks brought them to Christian County in 1894. She loved to return for a visit at her old home, but her heart was with the beautiful Ozark country. She and her husband helped support all the progressive movements of the community and helped in a big way in the development of this country. In 1904, Mrs. Roper was called upon to bury her husband, a big sacrifice for any mother with a large family, but she struggled and fought to rise her children, the youngest being at that time four years old. She bore her trials and sorrows with a patience and fortitude of a true Christian. To the union of Lucy Ann Alexander and George W. Roper there was born eleven children, six sons and five daughters. Those living are Mrs. Georgia Gillahan, Excelsior Springs, Mrs. Lizzie Gardner, Ozark, Mrs. Lola Farthing, McCracken, Miss Anna Roper, Ozark, Dr. J. A. Roper, Ozark, Roy Roper, Ozark, and Charles Roper, Springfield. Four of the children preceded their mother in death. They are Nelson, who died in infancy; Willis, who passed away at the age of 6; Ruby at the age of 26; and Webster at the age of 35. It was on Wednesday, December 8th that this wonderful character was called beyond by her Master. She had reached the ripe age of 72 years, 9 months and 6 days. She was the daughter of Nelson and Lucy Alexander of Weston, Missouri. She united with the Salem Christian church in Platte County at the age of 18 years and she has been of that faith ever since. She was devoted Christian and an affectionate and devoted mother. She was one of those beautiful flowers of motherhood which blossom on earth. She was loved by all who knew her, but our loss on earth is her gain in Heaven. Her life stand before the motherhood of the world, as a monument of sacrifice and love. It has been said the most beautiful thing in the world is a life which weaves itself in tender benediction about the destiny of others, and such was the life of her who was born into this world as Lucy Ann Roper. The funeral services were late last week, with burial taking place at McCracken.

 

Roper, Maurine (Bingham) 1 Dec 1918 - 17 Sep 2002

[Note: Daughter of Frank & Norma (Bray) Bingham; married Dr. Stanley Dayton Roper 8 Dec 1914 - 3 Apr 1982]

Maurine Roper, age 93, passed away Tuesday in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born December 1, 1918, near Ozark, the daughter of Frank and Norma (Bray) Bingham. She was married to Dr. Stanley Roper who preceded her in death in 1982. Mrs. Roper was a member of First Baptist Church of Ozark.  Survivors include two sons and their wives, David and Carole Roper, Joplin, and Mike and Ellen Roper, Lafayettte, Colorado; two grandchildren, Kimberly and Matthew; and four great-grand children. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark with burial following in Linden Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association. Springfield News-Leader, Sept 18, 2002.

 

Roper, Ruby Rita 14 Sep 1888 - 18 Apr 1915 CCR 23 Apr 1915 p1

[Note: Daughter of George Webster & Lucy Ann (Alexander) Roper]

No church or community has a greater asset than a truly consecrated life of a christian woman and such was the life of our departed sister, Ruby Rita Roper. She was born September 14, 1888 and was the daughter of George W. and Lucy Roper. She passed this life and on into the Haven of rest at noon April 18, 1915. Sister Roper professed faith in Christ and united with the Christian church in Ozark at the age of 18 and was a devoted christian until her death. No one can speak a word against her life. Hers was a life of exemplary christian womanhood. She was one of our Lord’s faithful ones and is now testing the blessed promise of Rev. 2:10. “Be thou faithful until death and I will give thee a crown of life.” Ruby was a brilliant student. She was educated at Ozark and for six years was one of our best teachers. Her life has been short, but she lived more in her twenty-six years of service than many do in a much longer period. This blossom of only 25 has folded its petals to this world and is now blooming on eternity’s shore:” Rev. 14:13. “Blessed are the dead which died in the Lord from henceforth; yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors and their works do follow the,. Her mother, four brothers and four sisters are mourning their loss and we all join our hearts with them and bow in humble submission to our Father’s will. Well do we strew our flowers. She deserved them. 2 Sam. 12:23 “We shall go to her, but she cannot return to us. For several months, Ruby has been a great sufferer, but she bore it all without a murmur and was always cheerful; she would always say, “I’m doing fine.” Just before she died, she asked her mother to read John: 14 and joyfully commented on its blesses promises. Quietly letting loose of this temporal, she safely spanned the river of death and entered into her rest. It is fitting here to give the memorable words of William Cullen Bryant, for so she lived and died. “So live, that when thy summons some to join That Innumerable caravan that moves To the pale realms of shade, where each shall take His chamber in the silent halls of death Thou goest not like the quarry slave at night Scourged to his dungeon, but sustained and soothed By an unfaltering trust, approached thy grave Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch About him and lies down to pleasant dreams.” A large crown of sympathizing friends attended the funeral April 19 at McCracken. I did what I could in the way of sermon for the occasion; after which Bro. W. T. Vanover delivered an impressive talk and friends offered hands of friendship and words of consolation to the bereaved. The services was impressive and heaven seemed nearer to us. The body sleeps in the beautiful little cemetery at McCracken where it patiently awaits the return of our Lord.  J. A. Wilcox.

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Roper, Ruby Rita 14 Sep 1888 - 18 Apr 1915 CCR 23 Apr 1915 p1

At the home of her mother, Mrs. Lucy Roper, two and one half miles north east of Ozark, Sunday noon, April 18, 1915, Miss Ruby Rita Roper, ages 26 years, 7 months and 4 days after a lingering illness of tubercular peritonitis. Funeral services were held at the church at McCracken Monday afternoon conducted by Rev. J. A. Wilson, assisted by Rev. W. T. Vanover with interment at the McCracken cemetery. It is with deep regret we learned the sad news ad the Roper family has been among our best friends for years and we all desire to express our deepest sympathy to the bereaved family.

 

Roper, Stanley Dayton, Dr. 8 Dec 1914 - 3 Apr 1982  OH 9 Apr 1982 p2

[Note: Son of  Dr. James Arthur & Ella (Farthing) Roper; married Maurine Bingham 1 Dec 1918 - 17 Sep 2002; different source gives middle name as Dalton]

Services for Dr. Stanley Dayton Roper, 67, Ozark, were held April 6 in Adams Chapel with Dr. Robert Shanks officiating. Burial was in Linden Cemetery. Dr. Roper, a Sparta native, died April 3 in St. John’s Regional Health center, Springfield, after a sudden illness. He had practiced medicine in Ozark since 1941, after graduating from medical school in Washington University, St. Louis, and Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield. During World War II, Dr. Roper was a captain in the U. S. Army Medical Corps. In 1973, he was elected a charter fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He also belonged to the American Medical Association, the Greene County Medical Society and the Academy of Family Practitioners. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Ozark. Survivors are his wife, Maurine; two sons, Michael Dayton, Beddeford, Maine, and James David of the home; one sister, Mrs. Flo Haguewood, Ozark and two grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to the Springfield Association for the Hearing Impaired in care of the Empire Bank, Springfield

 

Roper, Webster A. 18 Mar 1891 - 14 May 1926 CCR 21 May 1926 p1

[Note: Son of George Webster & Lucy Ann (Alexander) Roper]

A telegram was received Saturday by Mrs. Lucy Roper of route w, Ozark, from an undertaker in Marysville, Washington, informing her that her son, Webster A. Roper, had been shot and killed Friday night. Dr. Roper, a brother, took the matter up with Undertaker T. B. Chaffin, who at once wired the Marysville undertaker to prepare the body for burial and ship to Ozark. The body is expected to arrive in Springfield Friday night and will be brought her by Mr. Chaffin. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time pending the arrival of the body which will probably be held at McCracken, Sunday with burial in the McCracken cemetery. Up to Thursday, no word has been received giving any particulars of the killing. The news was a great shock to the family and friends. Web, as he was known when a boy here, was always a very peaceable, quiet boy and well thought of by all his friends and acquaintances.

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Roper, Webster A. 18 Mar 1891 - 14 May 1926 CCR 28 May 1926 p1

The remains of Webster A. Roper who was shot and instantly killed at Marysville, Washington on Friday, May 14, arrived in Springfield shortly after noon last Friday and was brought to the undertaking rooms by T. B. Chaffin Friday evening. On Saturday, it was taken to the home of his aged mother, Mrs. Lucy A. Roper on Route 3, and on Sunday afternoon funeral services were held at the McCracken cemetery in the presence of a large crown of friends and sympathizers. Short services were conducted by Rev. J. J. Parten of the Ozark Baptist church with burial in the family lot under direction of T. B. Chaffin.

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Roper, Webster A. 18 Mar 1891 - 14 May 1926  CCR 4 Jun 1926 p1

Card of Thanks

We desire to thank our many friends and neighbors for the friendship and kindness shown us during recent death and burial of our beloved son and brother, Webster. Especially Mr. Chaffin for his never tiring efforts; also friends for the beautiful flowers.  Mrs. Lucy A. Roper  Roy Roper  Dr. J. A. Roper and Family  Charles A. Roper  Mrs. Lizzie Gardner & Family  Mrs. Georgia Gillahan & Family  Mrs. Lola Farthing & Family

 

Rosa, John Joseph 31 Aug 1950 - 3 Sep 2007 SN-L 6 Sep 2007

[Note: Son of Solomon & Sue (  ) Rosa; married 3 Sep 1978 Linda]

In Loving Memory Of John Joseph Rosa. John, age 57, of Billings, Mo., returned home to our Heavenly Father on September 3, 2007. He was born on August 31,1950, to Sue and the late Solomon Rosa, in Brooklyn, N.Y. John served his county in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was united in marriage to his beloved wife of 29 years, Linda, on September 3, 1978. John was a loving husband, father and grandfather. John is survived by his wife, Linda; three children, Kenneth, John and Kristina; four grandchildren, Katelyn, Savannah, Juliet and Jeremiah; mother, Sue; and sister, Marie; along with a host of family members and friends. John enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, watching NASCAR racing and working on projects around the house. He was an accomplished tool and die maker for 32 years. He will be deeply missed. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, September 8, 2007, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Burial with military honors will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Republic. Visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.

 

Rosdahl, Ronald Leslie 29 Nov 1941 – 4 Jan 2000  CCH-N 19 Jan 2000

[Note: Son of Arthur & Edith (Brown) Rosdahl; married Tana Montgomery]

Ronald Leslie Rosdahl, 58, of Fordland passed away Tuesday January 4, 2000 at 12:41 p.m. in the Kaiser Foundation Hospital Woodland Hills Ca.  Ronald was born November 29, 1941 in Inglewood Ca. to Arthur and Edith Brown Rosdahl. He served in the US Navy and had a bachelor degree from California. He was a manager at the Wilshire Regent Cooperative in Los Angles Ca. for the last 15 years. Ronald was married to Tana Montgomery, who survives of the home in Fordland. He is also survived by a son Michael Rosdahl of Bakersfield Ca., three daughters Jeri Ford of Springfield, Sunni Schofield of Fordland, and Katie Rosdahl of Fordland, two brothers Arthur Rosdahl of Livermore Ca. and Ivan Rosdahl of St. Helens Or., three grandchildren Clint Rosdahl, Jessica Teeter, and Austin Rosdahl, three nephews Mike, Tom and Keith and a niece Cindy.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a niece Connie.  Graveside services were held on Tuesday January 11, 2000 at the Fordland Cemetery, Fordland.

 

Rose, Charles Martin 28 Oct 1914 -1 Nov 1977 OH 10 Nov 1977 p16

[Note: married Josephine]

BUFFALO - Services for Charles Martin Rose, Rt. 2, Buffalo, were at 2 p.m. in the Montgomery Funeral Chapel here with the Rev. Vincent Will officiating. A second services and burial was Saturday in Raymond, Kan. Mr. Rose died at 5:05 a.m. Thursday at his home after a long illness. A native of Raymond, Kan., he had lived in Buffalo about 6 1/2 years, where he owned and operated the Junction Grocery. He was a member of the Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife, Josephine; two sons, Kenneth of Ozark and Ronnie of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Blue, Eldridge, and two sisters, Mrs. Hilda Smith, Raymond, Kan. and Mrs. Ellen McCoy, South Hutchinson, Kan.

 

Rose, Debra Jean "Debbie" (Parten) 30 Apr 1951 - 25 Jun 1996  CCH-N 3 Jul 1996

[Note: Daughter of Vernon Estal & Imogene (  ) Parten; married 8 Aug 1978 Ken Rose]

Debra Jean "Debbie" Rose, 45, Ozark went to be with our Lord at 12:10 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, 1996 following a short illness. At the time of her death she was in her home surrounded by family members. She was born to Vernon Estal and Imogene Parten in Springfield April 30, 1951. She graduated from Glendale High School in 1969 and attended SMSU. She was united in marriage to Ken Rose, Ozark, August 8, 1978. Debbie was a member of Nixa Assembly of God church. She owned and operated Expressions Hair and Nail Salon in Ozark. Debbie was a devoted wife and mother and touched many lives with her smile and concern for them. Survivors include: Her husband, Ken; a son, Kevin, of the home; a daughter, Michelle, Ozark; her mother, Imogene "Jeane" Garrison Rogers, Branson; a sister, Kay Myers and her husband, Steve, McCracken Community; a stepsister, Sharon Crismon and her husband, Dave, Branson; numerous nieces and nephews; along with many caring relatives. Funeral services were Friday, June 28, 1996 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Don Blansit officiating. Burial was in McCracken Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Nixa Assemble of God Church, Hospice of Southwest Missouri, or American Cancer Society.

 

Rose, Edwin Clark 22 Jan 1866 - 9 Jan 1929 CCH 17 Jan 1930 p1

[Note: Son of Allen & Edna (Redfearn) Rose; married 21 Apr 1888 Emma Jane Gideon 25 Sep 1870 - 8 Mar 1950]

Edwin Clark Rose -- Was born January 22, 1866, and departed this life at Springfield, Missouri January 10, 1929, being 62 years, 11 months and 21 days of age. He was united in marriage April 21, 1888 to Miss Emma Gideon, and was a loving helpmate and tender companion to her for nearly 40 years. He was ever a loving father to his children. He was a moral man above reproach and longed to go home and was ready to meet his Savior. He leaves to mourn his loss besides his companion, five daughters: Mrs. Roy Hunter, Springfield; Mrs. V. A. Keltner, Springfield; Mrs. Otey Bell, Madison, Kansas; Mrs. S. H. West of Springfield; and Miss Faye Rose of the home address; ten grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Funeral services were held Friday, January 11th, at 2 o’clock p.m. at the Christian church in Ozark by Rev. Ross Carter, with burial in the Ozark Cemetery under the direction of T. B. Chaffin.

 

Rose, Ella Emma (Norton) 2 Sep 1869 - 2 Feb 1930 CCR 6 Feb 1930 p1

[Note: Daughter of Leander & Holly Gray (Payne) Norton; married 17 Oct 1888 William Perry Rose 8 Dec 1852 - 7 Jan 1908]

Former residents of this county meet tragic death at railroad crossing -- were neighbors of John Ward near Nixa years ago.

From Monday’s Springfield Daily News: Instant death was the fate of Albert M. Powell, 65, deputy state apiary inspector for southwest Missouri, and his companion, Mrs. Ella E. Rose. 60, both of Springfield, when the Ford coupe in which they were riding was struck by the Frisco railway’s eastbound “Oklahoma Special” at the North Nettleton Avenue crossing near the city’s western limits just before 5 o’clock Sunday afternoon. Mr. Powell, a resident of Springfield since 1901, had made his home for some time with a son, Grant L. Powell, 1066 Ferguson Ave., proprietor of a service station. Mrs. Rose had lived in Greene county 12 years and was staying with her daughter, Mrs. Elmer McDaniel, 1675 W. Wall St. Witnesses said that Powell drove his automobile on the tracks from the south, apparently failing to see the onrushing locomotive. They declared the engineer had whistled for the crossing. Both bodies, terribly crushed and with innumerable bones broken, were thrown clear of the car and to the north side of the railroad right of way. The automobile came to rest, a twisted and tangled mass of metal, about 25 yards from the crossing and the man and woman landed another 25 yards further east. Then the body of Mrs. Rose was taken to the Herman H. Lohmeyer funeral home and that of Powell to the Starne mortuary. The latter was moved a short time later to the Lohmeyer establishment for an examination by the coroner. Mr. Powell was widely known in Springfield and southwest Missouri, having served about 10 years as district deputy for the Modern Woodmen of America, prior to his appointment as apiary inspector. He came to Springfield in 1901 from Wheeling, W.Va., and spent [unreadable] years in the furniture business here, first on South Campbell Avenue and then on West Walnut Street. Mrs. Powell died about nine years ago. Members of the family said that he was home until after 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon when he drove away in his car. It was learned later that, at the time of the accident, he was taking Mrs. Rose from the home of her sister, Mrs. Frank Cowan, 505 W. Madison St. where she had been spending the day to that of the daughter with whom she lived. Mr. Powell is survived by two sons, Grant of Springfield and Ralph of Lincoln, Neb., and three brothers, Charles Powell of Joplin, and Warner and Jap Powell, both of Arkansas City, Ark. Survivors of Mrs. Powell include two daughter, Mrs. McDaniel and Mrs. Georgia Thompson, 772 S. Campbell Ave.; four sisters, Mrs. Cowan, Mrs. Arthur E. Sigar, 805 New Ave., Mrs. James Walls of Nixa, and Mrs. John Walters of Kansas City; and two brothers, Palmer Norton and Price Norton of Nixa. Both Mrs. Rose and Mr. Powell were well know in this county, having been residents of the county in the vicinity of Nixa several years ago. John Ward, county clerk, says they lived near neighbors to him for several years.

 

Rose, Emma Jane (Gideon) 25 Sep 1870 - 8 Mar 1950  CCR 16 Mar 1950

[Note: Daughter of William Carroll & Malinda (Byrd) Gideon; married Edwin C. Rose 22 Jan 1866 - 9 Jan 1929]

Mrs. Emma J. Rose, 79, widow of a mail carrier at Ozark, Edwin C. Rose, died Wednesday night in the home of a daughter, Mrs. W.J. Harris, Hayward, Calif. Four other daughters survive: Mrs. Hoy Hunter of Springfield, Mrs. Edith Keltner of Seymour, Mrs. Otey Bell of Madison, Kan., and Mrs. Sam West of Bakersfield, California. The body was returned to Springfield and burial was in Ozark Cemetery Monday afternoon under direction of Herman Lohmeyer of Springfield.

 

Rose, Frank W. 2 Feb 1917 - 29 Sep 1978  OH 5 Oct 1978 p10

[Note: married ?; married second Nadine Shipman 6 Jun 1915 - 29 Jul 1992 married 18 Jul 1932 Forrest Lee Wade; married 2nd Mike Workman 1909 - 13 May 1960]

OZARK - Services for Frank W. Rose, 62, rural Sparta, was at 2 p.m. Monday in Harris Chapel with the Revs. James Applegate and Dale Roller officiating. Burial will be in Sparta Cemetery. Mr. Rose died at 12:30 p.m. Friday in his home southwest of Sparta, apparently after suffering a heart attack. He was  a native of Clarks, Neb. where he had lived most of his life. He moved to the Springfield area in 1961. He was a farmer and a rancher, raising show horses. Survivors include his wife, Nadine; four daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Hanson, Clear Lake, Iowa; Mrs. Lois Sloan, Marion, Iowa; Mrs. Virginia Nelson, Orlando, Fla.; and Mrs. Elaine Gold, Billings; a son, Walter, Aurora; three stepsons, John Wade, Portland, Ore., Michael Workman, Ozark and James Workman, Chadwick; three sisters, Mrs. Helen Randell, Independence, Iowa, Mrs. Doris Travis, Dike, Iowa, and Mrs. Donna Martins, St. Olal, Iowa and 12 grandchildren and 10 step grandchildren.

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Rose, Frank W. 2 Feb 1917 - 29 Sep 1978 OH 9 Nov 1978 p12

[Note: married Nadine Shipman 6 Jun 1915 - 29 Jul 1992 m/1 Wade. m/2 Workman]

Card of Thanks

We would like to take this time to say thanks to all our friends, neighbors and relatives for all the flowers, food and prayers during the tragic loss of my husband, step-dad and step granddad.  Mrs. Nadine Rose  Mr. and Mrs. Jim Workman & sons  Mr. and Mrs. Mike Workman & Sons

 

Rose, Guy G. M. 11 Sep 1893 - 29 Nov 1984 OH 6 Dec 1984 p12

[Note: Son of James A. & Susan H. (Hicks) Rose; married Maude Shertz; birthdate on SSDI disagrees with age in obit]

Services for Guy Rose, 93, Rogersville, were held Dec. 2 in Marsh Chapel with the Rev. Louis Caddell officiating. Burial was in White Oak Cemetery northeast of Rogersville. Mr. Rose died Nov. 29 in St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, after a short illness. A retired farmer, he was also retired manager of Farmer’s Exchange at Rogersville and Conway. He was a member of the United  Methodist Church, Henderson Masonic Lodge No. 477 and Bethel Chapter No, 281 of  the Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include a son, William J., Centerview; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Masonic services were held at the funeral home, Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.

 

Rose, James Austin 23 Dec 1903 - 3 Feb 1982 OH 11 Feb 1982 pB2

[Note: Son of Richard & Mary (Luttrell) Rose; married Florence]

Services for James A. Rose, 78, Route 1, Rogersville, were held Feb. 6 in the Marsh Funeral Chapel in Rogersville with the Rev. Winston Burton officiating. Burial was in the Selmore Cemetery south of Ozark. Mr. Rose died Feb. 3 at the Springfield Medicenter after a long illness. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include his wife, Florence; one son, James, Bonsdall, Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. Wanda Nelson, Fallbrook, Calif; and one sister, Mrs. Gene Price, Liberty, Kan.

 

Rose, Josephine Abbie (Malone) 15 Sep 1918 - 14 Jul 1985 OH 18 Jul 1985 p9

[Note: Daughter of Michael Joseph & Nettie Rose (Starr) Malone; married Charles Martin Rose]

Services for Josephine Rose, 66, Eldridge, were held July 16 in Holman Funeral Chapel, Lebanon, with the Rev. Dean Rhoades officiating. Additional services were held July 17 in Raymond Baptist Church in Kansas. Burial was in Hilltop Cemetery, Raymond. Mrs. Rose died of natural causes July 14 in Lebanon Care Center. She was a retired merchant and a Navy veteran. Survivors include a daughter, Phyllis Blue, Lebanon; two sons, Ron, Eldridge, and Ken, Ozark; a brother, Thomas Malone, Pomona, Calif.; two sisters, Esther Mezger, Shawnee, Okla. and Lenora Sherman, Philadelphia; and four grandchildren.

 

Rose, Nadine (Shipman) Wade Workman 6 Jun 1915 – 29 Jul 1992  NN-E 12 Aug 1992

[Note: Daughter of John A. & Cora (Lee) Shipman; married 18 Jul 1932 Forest Lee Wade; married Mike Workman 1909 - 13 May 1960; married Frank W. Rose 2 Feb 1917 - 29 Sep 1978]

Nadine Workman Rose, 77, Sparta, died early Wednesday, July 29, in Nixa Park Care Center. She was born June 6, 1915, in Sparta, the daughter of John and Cora Lee Shipman. She was a member of the Sparta Church of Christ and owned and operated the Chuck Wagon Restaurants in Ozark and Sparta. Survivors include three sons, John Wade and his wife, Shirley, Sparta, Michael Workman, and his wife, Judy, Ozark, James Workman, and his wife, Karen, Garrison: 13 grandchildren, Bobbi, Mark, Darin, Mike, Nadra, Billy, Shane, Shannon, Diana, Janet, Chris, Rita and Chad; and 14 greatgrandchildren. Services were held Saturday, Aug. 1, in Harris Colonial Chapel, with the Rev. Carl Thompson officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.

 

Rose, Pearl (Jones) 5 Sep 1891 - 18 Dec 1918 CCR 27 Dec 1918 p1

[Note: married 22 Jan 1910 Jesse Rose; no MO DC found]

Mrs. Pearl Jones Rose, wife of Jesse Rose, aged 27 years, died at her home near Nixa, December 18. Funeral services was held December 23 with burial in the Payne cemetery

 

Rose, Richard Austin 13 Nov 1864 - 15 Dec 1924 CCR 19 Dec 1924 p1

[Note: married 8 Oct 1896 Mary J. Luttrell]

Austin, Rose, aged about 60 years, died at the home of Bud Rose in Ozark about 6:00 o’clock Monday night, December 15, 1924. Funeral services were held at the Selmore Baptist church conducted by Rev. J. J. Parten, with interment in the Selmore cemetery with T. B. Chaffin in charge. Deceased leaves the widow and one son who are in California and one daughter, Mrs. Price, of Kansas, who was present at the time of his death. Deceased was no relation to Bud Rose in whose home he died.

 

Rose, William W. "Bill" 8 Aug 1931 - 16 Sep 1988 OH 29 Sep 1988

[Note: married Zina; married Mary]

William W. “Bill” Rose, 57, of Oklahoma City, OK, formerly of Clever, died Sept. 16 from injuries received in a trucking accident near Lexington, NE. Funeral services with military rites for Mr. Rose were held Sept 21. He was escorted by the Canadian County Sheriff and officers with the Oklahoma State Highway Patrol and Yukon City Police force. Burial was in Yukon Cemetery. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Myrna, GA. Mr. Rose is survived by his wife, Mary; two daughters, Connie Warsop of Stillwater, OK and Lisa Horn of El Reno, OK; three sons, Stephen, Michael and Joe, all of Yukon, OK; one brother, Lloyd, of Pontiac, MI; a sister, Ruth Wyatt, of Jackson, MI; six grandchildren, Nicole Warsop, Austin Horn, Dara Rose, Garret, Todd and Eric Rose; many nieces and nephews; a host of friends; and the mother of his beloved children Zina Rothove.

 

Rosebrough, Harry Robert, Jr. 24 Oct 1918 - 21 Oct 1991   OH 24 Oct 1991

[Note: married Maxine Brown]

Harry Robert Rosebrough, Jr., 72, Nixa, formerly of Springfield, died at 12:21 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 1991 in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. Born Oct. 24, 1918 in Sarcoxi, he graduated from Bolivar High School in 1936. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Maxine Brown Rosebrough of the home; two sons, Harry Robert Rosebrough III and his wife, Brenda, Minneapolis, Minn., and Donald Bruce Rosebrough and his wife Dayla, Willard; a daughter, Jane Main and her husband, Timothy, Cedar Hill; a stepson, Jimmy D. Brown and his wife, Mary Ann, Nixa; a stepdaughter, Mary Jane Graves, and her husband, Loral, Warrensburg; two grandchildren, Rachelle and Matthew; four step grandchildren, Allen, Teresa, Lori Jane and Angela; four step great grandchildren; a sister , Nira Roberts and her husband, DeWayne, Bartlett, Tenn; and four nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held Wednesday in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home South with the Rev. Hal Bergen officiating.  Memorial contributions may be made to Nixa Senior Citizens Center, 404 South Main, Nixa, 65714.

 

Rosenberg, Mary L. (Bush) 1856 - 2 May 1943 CCR 6 May 1943 p8

[Note: married S. C. Rosenberg]

Mary L. Bush was born near Linn Creek, Mo., in 1856 and died at her home in Brookline on May 2,1943, age 87 years. She leave to mourn her departure her husband, S.C. Rosenberg, and one son, Frank Lawrence, of Richmond, Mo., also a number of nieces and nephews. At the age of 16, she accepted Christ as her Savior and later in life united with the Presbyterian church. Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Monday in the Brookline Baptist church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. E.E. Spickard of Springfield, Mo., with burial in the Brookline cemetery under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever, Mo.

 

Rosenberger, Henry 5 May 1860 - 10 Aug 1944 CCR 17 Aug 1944 p5

[Note: Son of Ervin & Anna (Fahara) Rosenberger; married 18 Sep 1888 Mathilda Blatner 13 Jun 1865 - 16 Sep 1942; surname spelling from tombstones]

Henry Rosinberger was born in Zurich, Switzerland on May 5, 1860 and passed away at his home near Spokane, Mo., Aug. 10, 1944. He was united in marriage to Matilda Blatner, Sept. 18, 1888. She preceded him in death. Mr. Rosinberger was a baptized member of the Reformed Lutheran Church. Survivors of Mr. Rosinberger are his daughter, Mrs. Mary Reynolds of Spokane, a granddaughter, Mrs. Rita Roberts of Spokane; two grandsons, Frank Reynolds, now in England and William Reynolds of Biggs Field, Texas; and two sisters, Anna and Lena Rosinberger, both of Zurich, Switzerland. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Aug. 13, at the family home with Rev. Albert Gray officiating. Burial was in the Schupbach Cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

Rosenkrans, Marjorie Ann (Lindberg) 13 Feb 1920 - 19 Oct 2011 SN-L 22 Oct 2011

[Note: Daughter of Frederick Wilhelm & Blanche Elsie (Gannon) Lindberg; married 7 Jun 1939 Roger Verne Rosenkrans 1 Sep 1915 - 8 Jan 2003]

            Marjorie Ann Rosenkrans, 91, Ozark. Arrangements: Walnut Lawn Funeral Home.

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Rosenkrans, Marjorie Ann (Lindberg) 13 Feb 1920 - 19 Oct 2011 WalnutLawnFH

            Marjorie Ann (Lindberg) Rosenkrans, 91, Ozark, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2011. She was born February 13, 1920. She was the oldest daughter of Frederick Wilhelm and Blanche Elsie (Gannon) Lindberg on the family farm in Holt County, NE, where she was raised with four sisters and attended school in a one-room country schoolhouse. The family attended the Meek Community Church. Prior to graduating, she worked in the Ben Franklin store in O’Neill, NE. After graduating from O’Neill High School, she taught in a one-room country school house for $45 a month. She was joined in marriage to Roger Verne Rosenkrans on June 7, 1939 in the Meek Community Church in Holt County, NE. To this union, five children were born. She and Roger farmed the Rosenkrans Homestead and developed it into a dairy farm. By the time they retired, they were milking 75 head of Holstein. After retiring off the farm, they settled in Springfield, Mo. where they became involved in Real Estate. Marjorie worked as the secretary to manage the properties they owned in town. They were active members of Evangel Temple Christian Center. She was also active with Aglow, Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship, The Prayer Center, greeting in the church, various bible study groups, Sunday school, and anyone who needed a prayer over the phone. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roger; three children, Lynn Rosenkrans, Dolores Smeeton, and Jerry Rosenkrans; a son-in-law, Don Smeeton, her sister, Ruth Worth; two grandchildren, Jerry Dean Rosenkrans and Diane Chere Smeeton. Marjorie is survived by two children, Marion Green and husband Mike of Rapid City, SD, and Rev. Fred Rosenkrans and wife Sandy of Eldora, Iowa; three sisters, Lois Qualls and husband Ralph of Palo Alto, CA, Evelyn Weber and husband Lloyd of Springfield, Il., and Demaris Worth and husband Chuck of Bella Vista, Ark.; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 16 step-great-grandchildren; and a multitude of extended family members. Visitation will be from 2-4 pm on Sunday, October 23, 2011 in Walnut Lawn Funeral Home and from 10-11 am on Monday, October 24 in Evangel Temple. Funeral services will follow at 11 am also in Evangel Temple, Springfield.


Rosier, Nina 1882 - 25 Feb 1963   CCR 7 Mar 1963

Funeral services for Mrs. Nina Rosier, 80, of Stockton, Mo., were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Cantlon Chapel at Stockton, with burial in Stockton Cemetery. Mrs. Rosier died Feb. 25 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Joe Howard, near Ozark. Other survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Floriene Michalski of Chicago, and Mrs. J. B. Mitchell of Mt. Vernon; a sister, Mrs. Bernice Stewart of Coolidge, Ariz.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 

Ross, Austin C. 1855 - 15 May 1924 CCR 23 May 1924

[Note: Son of  John J. & Eliza ( ) Ross; married 21 Feb 1878 Louisa Horton 1858 - ?; no Chaffin record; no legible tombstone in Pembina]

The remains of A. C. Ross who died at Belleville, Kansas of paralysis last Thursday, May 15, 1924, arrived in Springfield last Friday night and was met there by T. B. Chaffin of the Ozark Undertaking co, and taken to the home of his son-in-law, Colonel McDaniel near Pembina. Funeral services and burial were held at the Pembina Cemetery Sunday afternoon, the services being conducted by his old friend, Mr. H. D. Gray, of Ozark,. Mr. Ross was 79 years of age and an old citizen of the county.

 

Ross, Charles L. 13 Dec 1922 - 30 Apr 1987 OH 7 May 1987 pC15

[Note: married 1 Oct 1950 Loretta Joan Pruett]

Services for Charles L. Ross, 64, Ozark, were held May 3 in Harris Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev, Henry Foockle officiating. Burial was in Schupbach Cemetery near Chestnutridge. Mr. Ross died April 30 shortly after admission to St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield. A rural Ozark resident for the past 28 years, he was a graduate of Carthage High School class of 1941. A retired electrician from Lily Tulip, he also had been employed by Dameron, Roper and Sechler electric. He was a member of the IBEW Local No. 453. A U. S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of World War II, he was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Springfield. Survivors include his wife, Joan; a daughter and son-in-law, Cindy Sue and Joe Brown, East Lancing, Mich.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Cathy, Fort Worth, Texas and Tom and Teresa, Nixa; another son, Thurman, Fort Worth, Texas; a brother and sister--in-law, Arleiss and Iona, Bella Vista, Ark.; a sister and brother-in-law, Cleo and Clyde Slinkard, Carthage; and five grandchildren.

 

 

Ross, Daniel Lee 13 Nov 1961 - 21 Feb 2012 CCH-N 29 Feb 2012

 

[Note: Son of Jerry & Janet ( ) Ross]

 

            Daniel Lee Ross died Feb. 21, 2012, in Springfield. He was born Nov. 13, 1961, in Springfield to Jerry and Janet Ross. He graduated from Willard High School in 1980 and spent his entire life in and around Springfield. He joined his father and a partner in the wholesale supply business, serving as general manager from 1988 to 2000, when the business was sold. Ross enjoyed hunting and fishing and especially float fishing the Missouri streams. Ross’ mother preceded him in death. He is survived by two daughters, Hailey Ross, Glidden, Iowa, and Hannah Ross, Springfield; his father and stepmother, Jerry and Onita Ross, Morrisville; his sister and her husband, Jill and Greg Hanson, Nixa; and a host of other relatives and many friends. There was a visitation from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. A graveside service was at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 27, 2012, in Clio Cemetery, Jenkins, under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Online condolences and pictures may be shared at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.


Roller, Donald Hugh 15 May 1931 - 11 Apr 2011 SN-L 13 Apr 2011
[Note: Son of Jamie & Chloe (Shipman) Roller; married 27 Dec 1947 Barbara June Harrison]
Donald Hugh Roller, age 79, of Sparta, passed away Monday, April 11, 2011. He was born May 15, 1931, in Sparta, the son of Jamie and Chloe (Shipman) Roller. On December 27, 1947 he and Barbara June Harrison were united in marriage. Don was a mechanical contractor and plumber for over 50 years. He retired in 2003. He was also a cattle farmer, and opened and closed hundreds of area graves throughout the years. He was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church. He was a member and Past Master of Sparta Masonic Lodge #296. He was a member of Valley of Joplin Scottish Rite, Abou Ben Adhem Shrine, and Past Grand Tiler, State of Missouri. He served as Past Worthy Patron of Sparta Eastern Star #326. Survivors include: his wife, Barbara; two sons and their wives, Jim and Leanna Roller, and Kenneth and Karla Roller, all of Sparta; six grandchildren, Michelle DaVolt and husband Sean, Jennifer Pearman and husband Joey, Stephanie Roller, Kevin Roller, Keith Roller and wife Amy, and Curtis Roller; six great-grandchildren; two brothers and their wives, Wesley and Violet Roller and Dale and Cathy Roller; a sister-in-law, Juanita Roller; nieces, nephews, and many friends. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Roller; a son, John Lesley Roller; a brother, Ival Roller, and his parents. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 16, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Gil Spencer officiating. Burial will follow in Shipman Cemetery, Sparta. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. A Masonic Honor Guard will be present during the visitation with a Masonic Rose Croix Service starting at 7:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Scottish Rite Childhood Speech and Language Program or Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Roller, Donna June 19 Oct 1949 - 20 Oct 2008 SN-L 22 Oct 2008 & AdamsFH & CCH-N 29 Oct 2008 & CCH-N 12 Nov 2008

[Note: Daughter of Don & Barbara (Harrison) Roller]

Donna June Roller, age 59, Springfield, died October 20, 2008. She was born October 19, 1949, in Springfield, the daughter of Don and Barbara (Harrison) Roller. Donna was a graduate of Sparta High School. After graduating from SMSU, she began her 33 year teaching career. Donna taught English and history. She taught in Marshfield and then in Tulsa, Okla., where she completed her master's degree at Northeastern State University, before teaching for nine years in Germany with DoDDS at Darmstadt and Giessen. She was a member of Sparta Church of Christ. Survivors include her son, Curtis Hugh Roller, Springfield; her parents, Don and Barbara Roller, Sparta; and two brothers, James Roller and wife, Lea, Sparta, and Kenneth Roller and wife, Karla, Sparta. Donna was preceded in death by her brother, John Leslie Roller. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Sparta Church of Christ. Burial will follow in Shipman Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Memorials may be made to Fairhaven Children's Home or the charity of the donors choice.

Roller, Edna A. (Lewis) 7 Aug 1909 - 4 May 2003 CCH-N 14 May 2003

[Note: Daughter of Thomas & Julia (  ) Lewis; married 22 Dec 1934 Loial A. Roller 9 Nov 1913 - 30 Oct 1980]

Edna A. Roller, 93, Rogersville passed away at 12:21 a.m. May 4, 2003 at James River Center of Springfield. She was born Aug. 7, 1909 in Rupert, Idaho to Thomas and Julia Lewis. Roller was a graduate of Tarkio High School. She attended Elm Grove Methodist Church for many years. She was married to Loial Roller on Dec. 22, 1934, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 1980. Also preceding her in death were two infant sons, three brothers, Malcolm Lewis, Harmon Lewis, and Martin Lewis; and three sisters, Maude Henson, Phoebe Phillips and Lola Van Horn. Survivors include two daughters, Anna Mae and Jerry David, Sparta and Sue and Joe Tegarden, Springfield, one son, Allen and Kathy Roller, Bruner; six grandchildren, David and Lori Tegarden, Julie (Tegarden) and Steve Boyce, Pam (Davis) and Brad Moncado, Dianne (Davis) and Mark Muldoon, Angela (Roller) and Randall Ewing and Aimee (Roller) and Scott Richardson; eight great grandchildren, Jordan and Kelsey Boyce, Amber, Lindy and Josh Moncado, Kati and Emilee Ewing and Bailee Richardson.  Services were at 10 a.m. May 6 at the Preston Marsh Funeral Home, Rogersville with burial in the Roller Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the c/o the funeral home or to the Christian County Library.

Roller, Emogene (Anderson) 30 Sep 1915 - 24 May 1999  CCH-N 2 Jun 1999

[Note: Daughter of Ross & Minnie (Dameron) Anderson; married 29 Sep 1934 James A. “Jamie” Roller 10 Aug 1910 - 10 Feb 1990]

Emogene Roller, age 83, of Sparta, died Monday, May 24, 1999 in her home. She was born September 30, 1915 in Dalton, Nebraska and was the daughter of Ross and Minnie Anderson. Emogene was united in marriage on September 29, 1934 to Jamie Roller, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were: a son, Ival; a daughter, Sandra Jean; a brother Clifford Anderson; two sisters Lucille Inmon and Margaret Bill Baker; and a grandson John. Emogene was a homemaker and a member of the Sparta Church of Christ. Survivors include: three sons, Don and his wife Barbara, Wesley and his wife Violet, and Dale and his wife Cathy; a daughter-in-law, Juanita Roller, all of Sparta; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Funeral services were 2 p.m., Friday, May 28, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Dwayne Bray officiating. Burial was in Roller Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Fairhaven Children's Home.

Roller, Ernest William 26 Jun 1896 - 9 Aug 1948  CCR 19 Aug 1948

[Note: Son of Robert L. & Jeannette B. “Nettie” (Smith) Roller; married 3 Feb 1916 Tima Horton 14 Oct 1894 - 25 Mar 1972]

Ernest William Roller was born on a farm near Rogersville on June 26, 1896 and passed away August 9, 1948. His father preceded him in death on January 21, 1938. Survivors include his wife, Tina; his mother, Mrs. Robert Roller; two daughters, Mrs. Clella Patterson of near Rogersville, and Mrs. Josephine Ruthford of Gardena, Calif.; three brothers, Ellison and Homer Roller of Rogersville and Arthur Roller of Platte City, Mo.; five sisters, Mrs. Ester Serek and Mrs. Eva Litherland of Pueblo, Colo., Mrs. Jessie Horton of Rogersville, Mrs. Effie Baker of Kansas City, Kans., and Mrs. Imogene Austin of Springfield; ten grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted last Thursday afternoon in the Spring Hill church with burial in the church cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.

Roller, George Wesley 5 Dec 1905 - 28 Aug 1974   OH 5 Sep 1974 p8

[Note: Son of  John Wesley & Mary H. (Forgey) Roller; married 27 Jan 1928  Mabel  A. Bledsoe 14 Apr 1908 - 1 Oct 2001]

OZARK - Funeral services for George W. Roller, 68, a lifelong resident of Sparta, were at 2 p.m. Saturday in Sparta Church of Christ with Dwayne Bray and Tom Smith officiating. Burial was in Roller Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark. Mr. Roller died about 7 p.m. Wednesday in Cox Medical Center, Springfield, after a short illness. Surviving are his wife, Mable; a son, Bob of Sparta; a daughter, Mrs. Betty Steele, Fort Scott, Kan.; a brother, Jamie of Sparta; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Sparta Church of Christ with Dwayne Bray and Tom Smith officiating. Burial will be in Roller Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark.

Roller, Howard Wesley 9 Aug 1902 - 7 Jan 1987 OH 15 Jan 1987 pB9

[Note: Son of Ira P. & Nora (Poyner) Roller; married 15 Nov 1926 Pearl M. 7 Dec 1902 - 22 Nov 1995]

Services for Howard Wesley Roller, 84, Rogersville, were held Jan. 9 in Marsh Funeral Home, Rogersville, with the Rev. Larry Scriven officiating. Burial was in Roller Cemetery, south of Rogersville. Mr. Roller died Jan. 7 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield. A lifelong resident of the Rogersville area, Mr. Roller was a farmer and member of Elm Grove Methodist Church, south of Rogersville. Survivors include his wife, Pearl; two sisters, Mary Watts and Elva Gardner, both of Springfield and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Roller, Ira Guy 15 Mar 1894 - 22 Nov 1938 CCR 1 Dec 1938 p1

[Note: Son of John Wesley & Mary W. (Forgey) Roller; married 10 May 1930 Ada Fulton 1900 - 1989; tombstone gives 1896 birthdate]

Guy Roller was born in Christian county, Mo., on March 15, 1894, near Rogersville, and died suddenly on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 1938, at 10:30 p.m. at his home on Rogersville Rt. 3, following a stroke suffered early Tuesday morning. He was 44 years, eight months and seven days of age at his death. He had been a lifelong resident of this community and an honest citizen as he was known throughout the vicinity in which he lived. He was a member of the Elm Grove Methodist church and was a faithful member both in attendance and worship. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ada Fulton Roller; one sister, Mrs. May Smith of Rogersville and by two brothers, George of Rogersville and Jamie of Sparta. He will be greatly missed by his many relatives and host of friends and neighbors, all of whom mourn his untimely departure. Funeral services were held on Thursday, Nov. 24, 1938, at 2 p.m. in the Elm Grove Methodist church with Rev. W.T. Savage of Halltown officiating. Interment was made in the Roller cemetery under the direction of the B.C. Klepper Funeral Home of Ozark.

Roller, Infant Son 23 Jun 1935 - 23 Jun 1935 CCR 27 Jun 1935 p8

[Note; Son of Loial & Edna (Lewis) Roller]

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Loyal Roller of near Rogersville died Monday. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 25, at the Roller cemetery with burial under the direction of the B.C. Klepper Funeral Home.

Roller, Ival W. "Skeeter" 10 Feb 1938 - 23 Jan 1990 OH 15 Feb 1990

[Note: Son of James A. “Jamie” & Imogene (Anderson) Roller; married Juanita Goins]

Ival W. "Skeeter" Roller, 51, Sparta, died Jan. 23, 1990, at Springfield General Hospital. Born Feb. 10, 1938, to Jamie and Emogene Roller near Sparta, he lived most of his life near Sparta except when he served with the United States Air Force for 20 years. He was a past master of Sparta Lodge 296, a charter member of Sparta Chapter 326 of the Order of the Eastern Star, a member of the Scottish Rite, Joplin, and a member of the Abu Ben Adhem Shrine in Springfield. He is survived by his wife, Juanita Goins, a daughter, April, of Frezno, Calif; three sons, Anthony and Harvey, both of Sparta, and Tim, of Bruner; parents, Jamie and Emogene Roller; three brothers, Don, Wes and Dale, all of Sparta; and six grandchildren. Services were held Jan. 26 in Harris Colonial Chapel with the Rev. James "Hobo" Applegate officiating. Memorials can be made to the Hospice of Southwest Missouri.

Roller, James A. “Jamie” 10 Aug 1910 - 10 Feb 1990 SN-L 13 Feb 1990

[Note: Son of John Wesley & Mary (Forgey) Roller; married Emogene Anderson 30 Sep 1915 - 24 May 1999]

“Jamie” Roller, 79, Sparta, passed away Saturday, Feb. 10, in his home.  Born Aug. 10, 1910, near Sparta, he was the son of John Wesley and Mary Forgey Roller.  A lifetime resident of the Sparta community, he was a retired farmer and school bus driver.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra Jean, and a son, Ival W. Roller.  He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Emogene, of the home; three sons and four daughters-in-law, Donald and Barbara Roller, Wesley and Violet Roller, Dale and Cathy Roller and Juanita Roller, all of Sparta; a sister-in-law, Mabel Roller, Sparta; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Dwayne Bray and John Chaffin officiating.  Burial will be in Roller Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today in the funeral home. (Springfield (MO) News-Leader – 13 February 1990)

 

Roller, John L. 1957 - 19 Mar 1961 CCR 23 Mar 1961 p1

[Note: Son of Donald & Barbara June (Harrison) Roller]

Boy, 3, Killed in Auto Crash

A three car accident at 9:30 Saturday morning, March 19 at State Line and 95th in Kansas City, took the life of a three-year old Muncie, Kan. boy and injured four members of his family. John Roller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Roller, 433 S. 79th, died of internal injuries at the University of Kansas Medical Center about three and a half hours after the accident.  The body of the boy was taken to Newcomer’s Funeral Home in Kansas City, Mo. Services and burial was in Clever,   Other members of the Roller family injured were Mrs. Barbara June Roller, 30, who was driving. James 12, Donna June 11 and Kenneth 7. Their injures included arm and leg fractures, facial lacerations, and Mrs. Roller also had a fractured pelvis. All were listed in fair condition Saturday night at the Medical Center. Kansas City police said the accident occurred when a car driven by Vernon Boschen, 32 of Kansas City collided at the intersection with a car driven north on State Line by William G. Scanlon, 39, also of Kansas City. Scanlon’s car carrooned out of control and crashed into the Roller car which was southbound on State Line.

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Roller, John 1957 - 19 Mar 1961 CCR 25 May 1961 p1

Huge Damage Suit Involves Ex-Countians

Rollers Seek $220,000 from Federal Court

A total of $220,000 in damages is sought in a suit brought in federal district court in Kansas City by former Christian County residents. Donald Roller, 32, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jamie Roller of Sparta and his wife, Barbara, 30, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Harrison, formerly of Sparta, are plaintiffs in the suit, and defendants are the National Life and Insurance Company of Nashville and two individuals, Vernon Bouchen and William Glen Scanlon, both of Kansas City. The suit if an outgrowth of a three-car automobile accident last March 11 on State Line road,, marking the dividing line between Missouri and Kansas in Kansas City. In this accident, in which apparently the Roller automobile was the innocent bystander, one three-year-old son, John, of the Rollers was killed and the other occupants of the car injured. Plaintiffs petition, filed by attorneys Bill Davenport of Ozark and J. A. Applequist of Mt. Vernon, allege that the defendants Boschen, who was acting as agent of National Life and Scanlon, caused the accident by “gross negligence”.   At the time, Donald  Roller was on a visit to his parents in Sparta. His wife was driving their 1952 Chevrolet south on State Line road toward their home in Suburban Muncie, Kansas. With her were their four children, James 12, Donna Jean, 11, Kenneth 7 and John, 3. Mrs. Roller was 32 paces short of Bannister Street intersection, the petition states, when Boschen, coming from the west in a Volkswagen, slowed down for the intersection, then speeded on through. Coming from the south on State Line road at high speed was Scanlon’s 1954 Packard. The volkswagen hit the Packard broadside. The Packard then careened toward the northeast, then back northwest and rammed the Roller Chevrolet, “smashing it into the ground and onto the adjacent shoulder and lawn.” The petition asks $25,000 in damages for the child’s wrongful death; $100,000 actual and $50,000 punitive damages for Mrs. Roller’s severe injuries; $14,0955 for injuries to and loss of services of the older children and Donald asks $20,000 for the medical and nursing expenses incurred and loss of wife’s services and consortium. “The entire family remaining is now living at their home under hospital conditions,” the attorneys say, “There are four hospital beds set up in their living and dining rooms, and Mr. Roller has employed a full-time housekeeper.” Judge R. Jasper Smith, formerly of Springfield, has been assigned to hear the case.

 

Roller, John Robert 13 Oct 1867 - 9 Mar 1939 CCR 9 Mar 1939 p8

[Note: Son of Elijah & Hannah (Warden) Roller; married 2 Dec 1886 Louisa J. Gray 9 Jan 1868 - 8 Nov 1915]

John Robert Roller was born in Christian county on October 13, 1867. He passed away at his home four miles south of Rogersville on Thursday, March 9, 1939, aged 71 years, 4 months and 26 days. He was a prominent farmer and was well known throughout the vicinity in which he lived, having lived in this same community all his life. He is survived by four sons, Sylvester, Garrett and Chester, all of Cleveland, OK, and Hershell of Rogersville, five daughters, Mrs. Stella Davis. Mrs. Fannie Davis and Mrs. Lela Richardson, all of Rogersville, Mrs. Carrie Davis of Hamilton, Montana, and Gracie Roller of the home. Other survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Alice Miller of Pueblo, CO, and one brother, Will Roller of Rogersville, 21 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 10, at 2 pm in the Elm Grove Methodist church, with the Rev. B.E. Dillon of Mentor officiating. Interment will be in the Roller cemetery under the direction of the B.C. Klepper Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

Roller, John Wesley 9 May 1865 - 7 Jun 1933 CCR 15 Jun 1933 p5

[Note: Son of Elias & Rebecca (Robinette) Roller; married Mary H. Forgey 1873 - 26 Jan 1920]

John W. Roller was born in Christian county, Missouri, May 9, 1865, and departed this life June 7, 1933, at the age of 68 years and 28 days. He was united in marriage about Aug. 18, 1884, to Mary Forgey. To this union were born 6 children, two of whom preceded him in death, four living: Guy Roller of Rogersville, May Smith of Rogersville; and George and Jamie Roller of Sparta. He leaves to mourn his departure the children, five grandchildren, three sisters, and one brother. He was converted about 16 years ago. During his eleven weeks of illness he said a number of times he didn’t fear death, he was ready to go. He leaves a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his loss. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. McCormak of Rogersville, Thursday, June 8, in the Roller cemetery, with burial there under the direction of B.C. Klepper of Ozark.

 

Roller, John Wesley 30 May 1960 - 9 Oct 2000  CCH-N 18 Oct 2000

[Note: Son of Wesley & Violet  (McHaffie) Roller]

John Wesley Roller, age 40, Sparta, passed away Monday, October 9, 2000. He was born May 30, 1960 in Springfield, MO, the son of Wesley and Violet  (McHaffie) Roller. He worked as a dairyman and rancher with his father. He was a member of the Sparta Church of Christ. Survivors include: his parents, Wesley and Violet Roller, Sparta; two sons and a daughter, Jeremiah, Justin, and Jo Anna Roller, and their mother, Diana Roller, Preston, MO; a daughter, Lindsey Roller, Branson, MO; a special friend, Lori Bilyeu, Branson, MO; a special friend, Melissa Martin; a brother, Randall "Bruce" Roller and wife Mary, Sparta; a sister, Shanna Thompson and husband Rick, Kansas City, MO; a granddaughter, Kelsey Roller, Hermitage, MO; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were Thursday, October 12, 2000 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Greely Kirkpatrick officiating. Burial was in Temple Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Fairhaven Children's Home, in care of Adams Funeral Home, 504 W Walnut, Ozark, MO . 65721.

 

Roller, Loial A. 9 Nov 1913 - 30 Oct 1980 OH 6 Nov 1980 p9

[Note: Son of  William Allen & Effie M. (Gray) Roller; married  Edna A Lewis 7 Aug 1909 - 2 May 2003]

Services for L. A. Roller, 66, Route 1, Rogersville, were held last Saturday in Marsh Chapel with the Revs. Michael Clawson and Winston Burton officiating. Burial was in Roller Cemetery southwest of Rogersville. Mr. Roller died last Thursday in Cox Medical Center after a long illness. Mr. Roller was a lifelong Christian County resident, a retired farmer and a member of the Elm Grove Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Edna; a son, Alen of Bruner; two daughters, Mrs. Sue Teagarden and Mrs. Anna Mae Davis, both of Springfield and six grandchildren.

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Roller, Loial A. 9 Nov 1913 - 30 Oct 1980 OH 13 Nov 1980 p9

Card of Thanks

We would like to thank everyone for the food, flowers, prayers and thoughtfulness shown during the illness and death of Loial Roller. God bless all of you.  Edna Roller  Alen & Kathy Roller & family  Joe & Sue Tegarden & family  Jerry & Anna Mae Davis & family

 

Roller, Mabel A. (Bledsoe) 14 Apr 1908 - 1 Oct 2001 SN-L 3 Oct 2001

[Note: Daughter of Charles F. & Nellie (Loveland) Bledsoe; married 27 Jan 1928 George Wesley Roller 5 Dec 1905 - 28 Aug 1974]

Mabel A. Roller, 93, Farlington, Kan., formerly of Sparta, Mo., died at 5:15 p.m. Monday, October 1, 2001, in her daughter’s home. Mrs. Roller was born April 14, 1908 in Sparta, the daughter of Charles F. and Nellie Loveland Bledsoe. Mrs. Roller was a homemaker and a retired clerk of the J.J. Newberry’s Store in Springfield, where she worked for 20 years. She was raised in Sparta and attended Sparta Schools. She lived most of her life in Sparta, prior to moving to rural Farlington to be near her daughter. She married George Roller on January 27, 1928 in Sparta. Mr. Roller preceded her in death on August 28, 1974. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Sparta. She was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Bledsoe. Survivors include one daughter, Betty Steele of rural Farlington, Kan.; one son, B.J. “Bob” Roller of Sparta; two sisters, Elsie Miller of Billings, Mont. And Edith Bloomer of Sparta, Mo.; eight grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, October 5, 2001, in the Church of Christ, Sparta, with Greeley Kirkpatrick officiating. Burial will be in Roller Cemetery, Rogersville. Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday in the church. Memorials may be made to the Fair Haven Children’s Home or the Sparta Church of Christ. Arrangements are under the direction of Bedene Funeral Home, Arma, Kan.  Springfield News-Leader, Oct 3, 2001.

Roller, Mabel Chloe (Shipman) 1910 - 7 Jan 1934 CCR 11 Jan 1934 p6

[Note: Daughter of Theodore & Rebecca Nancy Jane (McTeer) Shipman; married James A. “Jamie” Roller 10 Aug 1910 - 10 Feb 1990; no MO DC found]

Chloe Roller, aged 23 years, wife of Jamie Roller died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Shipman, Jan. 7. Funeral services were held at the Sparta Baptist church on Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 1 p.m. conducted by Rev. Lynn Swadley. Burial was made in the Roller cemetery under the direction of B.C. Klepper.

Roller, Mamie L. (Todd) 19 Feb 1904 - 27 Sep 1982 OH 14 Oct 1982 p11

[Note: Daughter of Perry Wayne & Pauline Belle "Lina" (Miller) Todd; married Chester Roller 6 Jul 1903 - Jun 1984]

Funeral services for Mamie L. Roller, 78, Bartlesville, Okla. were held Sept. 30 in the First Christian Church, Cleveland, Okla. with Cecil Kay and Reggie Epps officiating. Interment was in Woodland Cemetery under the direction of Chapman-Black Funeral Home. Mrs. Roller died Sept. 27 at Bartlesville, where she had made her home. She was born February 19, 1904, in Christian County, the daughter of Perry and Pauline Todd. She is survived by her husband, Chester; two sons, Chester, Jr., Bartlesville, and Richard, Topeka, Kan.; three daughters, Doris Olson, Bartlesville, Lou Florer, and Mrs. Brower, Both of Cleveland; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Jim Todd, Rogersville and Bill Todd, Springfield and two sisters, Epsie Sneed, Iola, Kan., and Wilda Lassley, Selma, Calif.

Roller, Ottie R. 1885 - 17 May 1964      CCR 21 May 1964 p6

[Note: married Sintha Anna Prine 29 Oct 1886 - 13 Sep 1934]

Ottie R. Roller, 78, of Route 2, Fordland, died at his home at 8 p.m. Sunday after a long illness, Survivors are his wife, Annie; one daughter, Mrs. Sarah Forgey, Ozark; four step-daughters, Mrs. Goldie Kolb, Fordland, Mrs. Lela Snelson, Seymour, Mrs. Sylvia Whittaker, Rogersville and Mrs. Bonnie Saunders, College Place, Wash.; one brother, Edsel, state of Iowa; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Jones, state of Iowa, and Mrs. Ethel Fleetwood, Pleasant Hope; and three grandchildren.  Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the West Finley Church with the Rev. Charley Russell officiating. Burial was in West Finley Cemetery under direction  of Kelley-Ferrell.

Roller, Robert L. 4 Nov 1868 - 21 Jan 1938 CCR 27 Jan 1938 p4

[Note: Son of Hiram & Bebekah (Anderson) Roller; married 17 Jun 1894 Jeannette B. "Nettie" Smith 4 Mar 1878 - 15 Nov 1955]

R.L. Roller was born, Nov. 4, 1868, and died Jan. 21, 1938, aged 69 years, two months and 17 days. He was married June 17, 1894, to Miss Nettie Smith. To this union were born 12 children, six sons and six daughters, nine of whom survive. They are Ernest of the home address, Elson of Pueblo, Colo., Homer and Arthur of Kansas City, Mrs. Esther Serek of Pueblo, Colo., Mrs. Jessie Horton of the home address, Mrs. Effie Rollins of Kansas City, Mrs. Eva Saunders of Springfield and Miss Imogene Roller of the home. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren, four great grandchildren, three sisters and two brothers. He was converted and united with the Baptist church early in life. Funeral services were held at the Spring Hill church, conducted by Rev. Bristo of Rogersville. Burial was made in the Spring Hill cemetery under the direction of the Klepper Funeral Home of Ozark.

Roller, Sintha Anna (Prine) 29 Oct 1886 - 13 Sep 1934 CCR 20 Sep 1934 p8

[Note: Daughter of Abe & Elizabeth (Deckard) Prine; married 29 Sep 1908 Ottie R. Roller 1885 - 17 May 1964]

Sitha Anna Prine was born Oct. 29, 1886, near McClurg in Ozark county and died Sept. 13, 1934, at Ozark, aged 48 years, 10 months and 14 days. She was united in marriage to Ottie Roller at McClurg on Sept. 29, 1908. To this union were born two children, one of whom died in infancy. She is survived by the husband, a daughter, Mrs. Gene Forgey, one grandson, also by the mother and two sisters, Mrs. Florence Essary of Springfield, Mrs. Alta Trent of McClurg, and seven brothers, Ivan and Everett of Rogersville, Jerry of Ozark, Eleck of Silver City, Iowa, Mark of Ava, and Jack and Len of McClurg. She was a kind and loving mother and friend and always willing to help others in time of need. She lived life as she saw it and was willing to answer the call. She will be greatly missed by all. Funeral services were held Saturday morning, Sept. 15, at 10:30 o'clock in the Chaffin Funeral Home with Rev. Ross Carter officiating. Burial was made in the cemetery at Walnut Grove in Douglas county under the direction of T.B. Chaffin.

Roller, Thomas Allen 23 Jul 1939 - 24 Jul 1939 CCR 27 Jul 1939 p1

[Note: Son of Loial A. & Edna (Lewis) Roller; premature birth]

Thomas Allen Roller, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Loyal Roller of Rogersville, Mo. Rt. 1, died at 10 p.m. Sunday. Funeral services were held Monday, July 24, 1939, at the Roller cemetery under the direction of the B.C. Klepper Funeral Home of Ozark.

Roller, Tima M. (Horton) 14 Oct 1894 - 25 Mar 1972  CCR 30 Mar 1972 p4

[Note: Daughter of Isaac N. & Eliza A. (Stilliens) Horton; married Ernest W. Roller  26 June 1895 -  9 Aug 1948]

Mrs. Tima M. Roller, 77, Springfield, died at noon Saturday, just after boarding a plane in San Francisco, Calif. Mrs. Roller, who had been visiting relatives in California since December 16, suffered an apparent heart attack on the plane. She was a native of Christian County and had moved to Springfield in 1954. Mrs. Roller was a member of the Dale Street Baptist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Clella Patterson, Springfield and Mrs. Josephine Rutherford, Sacramento, Calif.; two brothers, Sherman Horton, Paramount, Calif. and Chesley Horton, Long Beach, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Cora roller, Dallas, Tex., and Mrs. Elsie Sartin, Hollydale, Calif.; and 10 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Spring Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Alfred W. Grant officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark.

Rollings, Burl 5 Sep 1924 - 19 May 1981 OH 28 May 1981 p9

[Note: Son of John William & Sarah Elizabeth (Palmer) Rollings; married Claire]

Services for Burl Rollings, 56. Shrewsbury, formerly of Spokane, were held last Friday in St. Louis. Burial was in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Mr. Rollings died May 19 at a St. Louis University Hospital after a short illness. Survivors include his wife, Claire; and a brother, Leamond Rollings of Spokane.

Rollings, Donna K. (Riley) Shaffer 12 Jun 1935 - 25 Oct 2006 SN-L 5 Nov 2006

[Note: Daughter of Louis L. & Penelope Westeria (Maples) Riley; married Charles Martin Shaffer; married 1988 Lewis Rollings 17 Apr 1923 - 28 Feb 2004]

Donna K. Shaffer Rollings, 71, passed away in her home on October 25, 2006. She was born in Ozark, Missouri, on June 12, 1935. her life experiences have led her to live between the states of Missouri and Arizona and she has touched many lives in the process. She was preceded in death by her two husbands, Charles Martin Shaffer and Lewis Rollings. She is survived by her children, Vickie Lee and husband David; and Charles "Marty" Shaffer and wife Sandra; two stepchildren, John Rollings and wife Lynn, and Katherine Rollings; five grandchildren, two step grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Sandra Rush and husband John and family. Memories of a sweet grandma will never be forgotten. A graveside services was held on Sunday, October 29, 2006, at 1 p.m. Services entrusted to Greenwood Memory Lawn Mortuary.

Rollings, John William 1875 - 27 May 1957 CCR 6 Jun 1957 p1

[Note: Son of John W. & Virginia Elizabeth (Lindsay) Rollings; married Sarah Elizabeth Palmer 1 Apr 1882 - 21 Jul 1957]

Funeral services for John William Rollings, 81, a well-known Spokane resident who died May 27 at Burge Hospital, Springfield were held Wednesday, May 29 in the Spokane High School auditorium with Rev, Reg Mapes officiating, Burial was in Spokane Cemetery under direction of Harris Funeral Home of Nixa. A native of St. Charles County, Mo., Mr. Rollings was a longtime resident of Spokane. He served 17 years as member of the board of education and was president when the present high school building was constructed. He was a member of the Spokane Baptist church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Sarah Rollings, nine sons, John, Jake, Robert and Burl, all of St. Louis, William of Reedly, Calif, Edward of San Antonio, Tex., Chief Quartermaster Neil Rollings of Shreveport, La, LeMond of Spokane and Chief Machinist Mate Lewis Rollings of Middletown, R. I.; three daughters, Mrs. Cora Saltzman of Little Rock, Ark; Mrs. Rose Botolfson of Detroit, Mich and Lt. Bertha Rollings with the United States Navy stationed on Formosa, 18  grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Lizzie Palmer of Kirkwood, Mo

Rollings, Lewis, Master Chief, Rtd. 17 Apr 1923 - 28 Feb 2004   SN-L 1 Mar 2004

[Note: Son of  John William & Sarah Elizabeth (Palmer) Rollings; married Dec 1945 Virginia Louise Bilyeu 13 May 1926 - 26 Jun 1986; married 1988 Donna K. (Riley) Shaffer 12 Jun 1935 - 25 Oct 2006]

Retired Master Chief Lewis Rollings died in his home in Springfield, Mo., on February 28, 2004. Rollings was born in Taney County on April 17, 1923, to John and Sarah Rollings. He was preceded in death by eight brothers and three sisters. In March 1941 Lewis entered the Navy and served continuously for four years on sea duty during World War II, beginning on the battleship New Mexico, with the friendly occupation of Iceland in July 1941. Master Chief Rollings transferred to the Navy oiler Escalante in January 1943 and continued sea service in both the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets until after the occupation of Iwo Jima in Feb. 1945. He remained on active duty until after World War II and the Korean War, retiring from the Navy in April 1964. Rollings was employed by the United States Department of Justice from 1965 to 1985, retiring as Chief of Utilities in the United States Medical Center in Springfield. He was a life member of the Fleet Reserve Association, a 24-gallon donor to the Red Cross Blood program, and a 42 year member of First Baptist Church, Springfield. In December 1945, Lewis married Virginia Louise Bilyeu, and she preceded him in death in June 1986. They are survived by a son, Dr. John W. Rollings and his wife, Lynn, of Salem, Ore.; a daughter, Katherine Ann Rollings, of Columbia, Mo.; and two granddaughters, Jennifer and Elizabeth Rollings. In 1988 Lewis married Donna (Riley) Shaffer, who survives. Surviving members of the extended family include a stepson Marty Shaffer and his wife, Sandra, of Las Vegas, Nev.; a step-daughter, Vickie Lee and husband, David, of Phoenix, Ariz.; five step-grandchildren; and seven step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, 2004, in Greenlawn Funeral Home South with Dr. Edgar Burks officiating. Burial will be in Spokane Cemetery. No formal visitation is planned. Friends may call after noon today in the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the United Way of the Ozarks.

 

Rollings, Sarah Elizabeth (Palmer) 1 Apr 1882 - 21 Jul 1957       CCR 18 Jul 1957 p4

[Note: Daughter of Washington Isaac & Hannah (Myers) Palmer; married John William Rollings 21 Aug 1875 - 27 May 1957]

Funeral services for Sarah Elizabeth  Rollings, 75, widow of John W. Rollings of Spokane, who died Sunday, July 21, in a St. Louis hospital, were held Thursday, July 25 at 2:00 p.m. in the Spokane Baptist Church with the Rev. Reg Mapes officiating. Burial was in the Spokane Cemetery under direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Nixa.  Mrs. Rollings had been a resident of the Spokane community most of her life and was a member of the Spokane Baptist Church. Survivors include nine sons, John, Jake. Robert and Burl, all of St. Louis; William of Reedly, Calif; Edward of San Antonio, Tex, CQM Neil of Shreveport, La., Lemond of Spokane and CMM Lewis of Middletown, R. I.; three daughters, Mrs. Cora Saltsman of Little Rock, Ark, Mrs. Rose Botolfson of Detroit, Mich., and Lt. Bertha “Betty” Rollings of Taipei, Taiwan and 18 grandchildren.

 

Rollings, Shirley Rae (Pinkley) 24 Jan 1924 - 1 Jan 1992  NN-E 9 Jan 1992

[Note: Daughter of Ray Franklin & Max (  ) Pinkley; married Apr 1946 Leamond E. Rollings]

Shirley Rae Rollings, 67, Spokane, died Wednesday evening, Jan. 1, 1992 in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born Jan. 24, 1924 in Coffeyville, Kan. and grew up in Blue Eye. She had resided in the Spokane area for many years. In April of 1946 she married Leamond Rollings. She managed the dining room at Fisher's Steak House for several years and was a school bus driver in Spokane before her illness. She was a member of Spokane Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for a number of years. Survivors include her husband, Leamond E. Rollngs; her mother, Max Pinkley, Blue Eye; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and Jack Brashears, Kansas City, and Gayle and Buddy Bilyeu, Spokane; three sons and daughters-in-law, Ray K. and Pam Rollings, Lewis D. and Margie Rollings, all of Spokane, and Rick L. and Sue Rollings, Galena; two sisters, Jean Goff, Branson, and Loretta Johnson, Blue Eye; a nephew, who spent much time in the home, Jim Rollings, St. Louis; nine grandchildren, Theresa and Cheri Brashears, Bill and Brady Bilyeu, and Keith, Shelli, Terri, Jeff and Rick Rollings; and nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her father, Ray Franklin Pinkley, and a brother, Gerald Franklin Pinkley. Services were held Saturday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Gary Robertson officiating. Burial was in Spokane Cemetery.

 

Rollings, Virginia Louise (Bilyeu) 13 May 1926 - 26 Jun 1986 OH 3 Jul 1986 p3

[Note: Daughter of Earl E. & Ruby Valeria (Maples) Bilyeu; married Lewis Rollings 17 Apr 1923 - 28 Feb 2004]

Services for Virginia L. Rollings, 60, Springfield, were held June 20 in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. A. B. Christian officiating, Burial was in Spokane Cemetery. Mrs. Rollings died of natural causes June 26 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield. A native of Spokane, she was the chairperson for fundraising in the Greene County Chapter of March of Dimes for seven years. For 20 years, she was volunteer worker and fundraiser for Community Concerts. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband,. Lewis; one son, Dr. John w. Rollings, Salem, Ore.; one daughter, Katherine Ann Rollings, Columbia; her mother, Ruby Bilyeu, Spokane; four brothers, Earl E. Bilyeu, Nixa, Elbert E. Bilyeu, Ellensburg, Wash. and Richard E. and the Rev. Tommy Bilyeu, both of Ozark; three sisters, Valeria Burk, Liberty, Villa Ann Glenn, Nixa, and Connie Bilyeu, Springfield; and two granddaughters.

 

Rollins, Eula Mae (Lee) 22 Sep 1924 - 28 Sep 2005 SN-L 30 Sep 2005

[Note: Daughter of Albert Lee &  Mary (Shipman) Lee; married John Rollins]

Eula Mae Rollins was born on September 22, 1924, in Hopedale, Missouri, the daughter of Albert Lee and Mary (Shipman) Lee and died on September 28, 2005, after a year's illness with cancer. She was married to John Rollins, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Rollins worked for many years at the Kitty Clover Potato Chips Company in Springfield and retired from Consumer's Market bakery department in 1989. She also served as a volunteer worker at the Cox North gift shop until her illness. Mrs. Rollins was also preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Clell Lee; and two sisters, Jean Lee and Louise Willoughby. She is survived by a sister, Opal Sharp of Springfield; many nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. She was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed. Visitation will be held today, September 30, 2005, at Greenlawn Funeral Home North from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Graveside services and burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 1, 2005, at Greenlawn Cemetery. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Our heartfelt thanks go to all the nurses and aides at Cox Walnut Lawn Extended Care facility for their excellent care of our sister and aunt. "Always will we mourn your loss, until the day we come across to forever be with you."

Rollins, George Marvin 25 Oct 1913 - 24 Jun 2004 SN-L 26 Jun 2004

Mr. George Marvin Rollins, 91, Bruner, passed away Thursday, June 24, 2004, in his home. Graveside services, under the direction of Fraker Funeral Home, Marshfield, will be at 10 a.m. Monday, June 28, 2004, in Sparta Cemetery, Sparta. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Springfield News-Leader, June 26, 2004.

 

Rollins, Mildred (Anderson) Long 21 Dec 1910 - 16 May 2004 SN-L 18 May 2004

[Note: Daughter of Ora & Laura (Walters) Anderson; married 1 Mar 1931 Paul Long who d 1966; married Eugene Rollins 25 Jan 1906 - 10 Dec 1989]

Mildred Anderson Long Rollins was born at Laquey, Mo. on Dec. 21, 1910, to Ora and Laura (Walters) Anderson. She passed away on May 16, 2004, at The Baptist Home in Ozark, Mo. at 93 years of age. On March 1, 1931, she was married to Paul Long. To this union one daughter, Reba Ann, was born. Paul passed away in 1966 and she later married Eugene Rollins who preceded her in death in 1989. Mildred was a member of First Baptist Church of Dixon, Mo. for many years, where she was a church clerk and Sunday School teacher. She was presently a member of University Heights Baptist Church in Springfield. She was actively involved in the senior citizen programs in Pulaski County, serving as chairperson for the Older Adults Transportation (OATS) Program from 1974 to 1991. She also served on the Steering Committee for Planning the Senior Citizens Center in Dixon and served as secretary to the Senior Citizens Site Council for about 17 years. She leaves her daughter, Reba Ann Parker; two grandsons, David Parker, Harrogate, England, and Cary Parker and his wife, Jeannie of Spirit Lake, Iowa; one granddaughter, Kristi Van Doren and her husband, Michael, of Springfield; five great-grandsons, Matthew, Brandon and Andrew Parker, and Paul and John Van Doren; one stepson, Jack Rollins and wife Lue Retta, Springville, Tenn.; one step grandson, Kevin Rollins and wife Diana of Rolla, Mo.; and two step great-grandsons, Coleman and Shelby. Also surviving are one brother, Earl Anderson, Williamsburg, Kan.; two sisters, Marjorie Bandy, Nixa, Mo., and Norma Lea Mihalevich, Crocker, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents, one brother, two sisters and her husbands. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18, at University Heights Baptist Church with Dr. Michael Olmsted conducting the service. Burial will be at 4 p.m. in the Dixon Cemetery, Dixon, Mo. Arrangements are under the direction of Walnut Lawn DeGraffenreid-Wood Funeral Home, Springfield, Mo. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to The Baptist Home, Ozark, Mo., or the charity of choice.

 

Roloufs, Bonnie 10 Jan 1937 - 11 Feb 1939 CCR 16 Feb 1939 p5

[Note: Daughter of Carl & Amettie (Hilton) Roloufs]

Bonnie Roloufs, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Roloufs, passed away at their home near Pine Ridge Feb. 11 at the age of two years and 22 days. Funeral services were conducted Feb. 12 at 3:30 p.m. by Rev. Horton with burial in the Meadows cemetery under the direction of T.B. Chaffin of Ozark.

 

Roman, Alfred 20 Mar 1907 - 6 May 2004 in Nixa CCH-N 19 May 2004 no obit - notice only

Romero, Marjorie Jeanne (Reeder) 13 Nov 1926 - 22 Nov 2006 SN-L 24 Nov 2006

[Note: Daughter of Jess & Margurite (Buford) Reeder]

Marjorie Jeanne Romero, age 80, of Nixa, passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2006, in Christian Health Care Center, Nixa. She was born November 13, 1926, in Independence, Mo., the daughter of Jess and Margurite Buford Reeder. Mrs. Romero had resided in Nixa the past 10 years. She had retired after 30 years of service with the U.S. Forest Service as an Administrative Assistant in San Dimas, Calif. Mrs. Romero was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Nixa. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her aunt, Helen Myers, Grandview, Mo., and several cousins. Her church family will miss her famous and joyful smile. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Dr. Richard Eakins officiating. Burial will be in Independence, Mo., at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, in care of Adams Funeral Home, 109 N. Truman Blvd., Nixa, MO, 65714.

 

Rominger, A. C. died Nov 1907 CCR 14 Nov 1907

A. C. Rominger, for many years conductor on the Chadwick branch, is dead. He came down to the Frisco yard in Springfield Wednesday morning as usual to take his train out. He suddenly became ill, having a stroke of paralysis. He was taken to his home and never fully recovered consciousness, dying in a few minutes after reaching his home. Mr. Rominger will be missed by the people in this section of the county, as he was very popular, numbering his friends by the number of passengers on his train.

 

Ronchetto, Wanda (Stanek) 1 Aug 1915 – 1 Jan 2000  CCH-N 12 Jan 2000

[Note: Daughter of Jon & Rosalie (  ) Stanek; married Toney Ronchetto]

Wanda Ronchetto, age 84, of Nixa, formerly of Branson, passed away Saturday, January 1, 2000 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born August 1, 1915, Thurber, Texas and was the daughter of Jon and Rosalie Stanek. She and her husband, Toney Ronchetto moved to Branson in 1950. Together they owned and operated the Wagon Wheel. She as active in the Parish Ladies Group at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, and was a member of Rolling Hills Auxiliary in Branson. Her husband preceded her in death in 1978. She was also preceded in death by her parents, a son John Ronchetto, a sister, Martha Mendenhall and a brother, Augustine Stanek. Mrs. Ronchetto had lived in Nixa for six years. Survivors include: a daughter, Marilyn Bolin and her husband Dorrell, Nixa; a daughter-in-law, Patti Ronchetto, Minneapolis, Minnesota; six grandchildren, Stephen Ronchetto and his wife Peggy, and Greg Ronchetto, all of Minneapolis, Vanda Hires and her husband Jack, Michael Bolin, Tony Bolin and his wife Arelene, and Lucy Swope and her husband Jary all of the Nixa area; six great-grandchildren; three step great-grandchildren; a brother, Stanley Stanek and his wife Ramah, Novinger, Missouri; and four sisters-in-law, Mary Roberts, Springfield, Helen Guerino and her husband, Premo, San Leandro, California; Katie Kellet, Harrison, Arkansas, and Flo Stanek, Napierville, Illinois. A Funeral Mass was Thursday in Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Branson with Father John Brath and Father Phillip Bucher officiating. Burial was in Ozarks Memorial Park Cemetery. A wake service was held Wednesday in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Father Paul McLoughlin officiating.

Ronk, Jacob S. 28 Jun 1865 - 14 May 1945 CCR 24 May 1945 p4

[Note: Son of Frank & ? (  ) Ronk; married 29 Apr 1902 Mary Jane Burt ? - Jul 1911; married 18 Jun 1915 Lurie ElVera (Vanness) McMasters 10 Jan 1889  - 6 Sep 1981who m/3 Roush]

Jacob S. Ronk was born June 28, 1865, in Mahaska county, Iowa near Lucas and departed this life May 14, 1945, in the Springfield Baptist hospital at the age of 79 years, 10 months and 16 days. He grew to manhood on a farm west of Griswold, Iowa. At the age of 21 he homesteaded in Greeley county in far western Kansas. Upon moving to Omaha, Neb., he joined the Omaha Police Force and was always proud of his connection with that great organization in the interest of law and order. He was united in marriage to Mary Jane Burt on April 29, 1902. To this union were born three children, Mrs. Dorothy Ronk May, Robert Harold Ronk, and Mrs. Mildred Ronk Everman. His wife passed away July of 1911. On June 18, 1915, Mr. Ronk was united in marriage to Mrs. Lurie McMasters in Omaha, Neb., and to this union one child was born, Mrs. Viola Hughes. About 40 years ago Mr. Ronk became a member of Masonic Lodge No.1 of Nebraska in Omaha and was a member at his death. His life was evidence of his devotion to high ideals and morals. He became a member of the Presbyterian church in 1915, later joining the Church of the Brethren. About four years ago he and his wife moved to Walnut Shade, Mo., where they ran a store and post office. Two years ago in March they moved to Spokane, where they engaged in the same pursuits. April 10, 1944, he became ill with a heart ailment from which he recovered enough to enjoy fair health and some activity until his most recent relapse five weeks ago. On Sunday, May 13,he was rushed to Springfield Baptist hospital to be placed under an oxygen tent. It was there that he passed away Monday at 6 p.m. Mr. Ronk is survived by his widow Mrs. Lurie E. Ronk of Spokane; three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy R. May of Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. C.C. Everman of Pecos, Texas, and Mrs. J.M. Hughes of Bellwood, Ill.; one son, Robert H. Ronk, Chief Petty Officer of the Naval Construction Battalion now in the South Pacific; two step children, Roy Randall of Crawford, Neb., and Harlow McMasters of San Bernardino, Calif.; three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Gertrude Croghan of Griswold, Iowa; and a brother, L. Seymour Ronk of Marengo, Iowa. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Spokane [MISSING LINE] Lodge of Ozark holding the services. Arrangements were in charge of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.

Ronning, Marvin H. 30 Nov 1907 - 3 Aug 1979 OH 16 Aug 1979 p11

[Note: married Ada R.]

Services for Marvin H. Ronning, 71, Billings, were held Monday in Meadors Chapel with the Rev. Carl Hille officiating. Masonic rites were conducted at the funeral home by Russell Wilcox. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Mr. Ronning died Aug. 8 in the Christian County Nursing Home, Ozark, after a long illness. He was retired millwright and a member of Carpenters Local 978, Springfield. He formerly operated a welding shop in Billings. He was a member of Crane Masonic Lodge and a U. S. Army veteran of World War I. Survivors include his wife, Ada; two daughters, Mrs. Sharon Gonzaga and Mrs. Shirley Caboon, both California state; 11 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Rook, Alvin V. 29 Sep 1910 - 16 Oct 1975 OH 23 Oct 1975 p8

[Note: married Sula Mae 6 May 1914 - 12 Jun 1988]

Alvin V. Rook, 65, Pleasant Hope, died at 4 p.m. Thursday in St. John’s Hospital after a long illness. A member of the Baptist Church, Mr. Rook was retired from Kraft Food as a supervisor. Survivors include his wife. Sula; three daughters, Mrs. Janet Essary, Rogersville, Mrs. Patricia McCroskey, Pleasant Hope and Mrs. Barbara Durbin, Ozark; a brother, Wayne of Springfield; a sister, Mrs. Opal McCoy, Springfield and nine grandchildren and one great grandchild, Klingner announced arrangements.

 

Rook, Bud Chester 31 Aug 1909 - 10 Jul 1983   OH 14 Jul 1983 p8

[Note: married Ruth Ella Allen 1915 - 21 Apr 1985 ]

Services for Bud Chester Rook, 73, Ozark, were held July 13 in Harris Chapel with the Rev. Gary Ankrom officiating. Graveside services were held in Woodlawn Cemetery. Mr. Rook died Jul 10 at St. John’s Regional Health Center in Springfield after a short illness.

 

Rogers, Michael Corbet 26 Jun 1969 - 27 Oct 1996 CCH-N 6 Nov 1996

[Note: Son of Charles & Patricia (  ) Rogers; married Michelle]

Michael Corbet Rogers, 27, Nixa, died Sunday, October 27, 1996, in his home. He was born June 26, 1969, in Omaha, Nebraska and was the son of Charles and Patricia Rogers. Michael was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Nixa. He graduated from the University of Nebraska where he was a member of the Chi-Phi Fraternity. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Derrik Michael Rogers. Survivors include: his wife, Michelle Rogers, Nixa; a son, Devon Corbet Rogers, of the home; his parents, Charles and Patricia Rogers, Papillion, Nebraska; a brother and sister-in-law, Charles P. and Marcee Rogers, Omaha, Nebraska; a sister, Kelly Rogers, Omaha, Nebraska; grandparents, Buck and Velma Carpenter, Airy, North Carolina; aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of friends. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 29, 1996, in Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Nixa, with Rev. Lee Strawhum officiating under the direction of Adams Funeral Home. Burial was in Omaha, Nebraska.

 

Rogers, Murl Green “Buck” 16 Jun 1918 - 11 Mar 1983 OH 17 Mar 1983 p8

[Note: married Lucy]

Services for Murl Green “Buck” Rogers, 64, Springfield, were held March 14 in Ayre-Goodwin Chapel with the Rev. Charles White officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Rogers died March 11 in his home after a long illness. Survivors include his wife, Lucy; two sons, Jerry S., Ozark and Mike, Graff Valley, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. Murlene Nunn, Niangua, Mrs. Joy Manuel, Bellflower, Calif. and Mrs. June Gullett, Springfield; two brothers, Paul and Ethan, both of the state of California; five  sisters, Mrs. Shalta Meyer and Mrs. Lou Dodge, both of the state of Iowa, Mrs. Bessie Fredrick, Camdenton, Mrs. Addie Shepard, state of Arkansas and Mrs. Edith Shackelford, Springfield

 

Rogers,  Myrtle B. (Walker) Oct 1890 - 10 Sep 1966  CCR 22 Sep 1966 p1

[Note: Daughter of David R. & Emma L. (Stewart) Walker; may be the Myrtle Walker who married E. W. Browning 5 Oct 1915; married Dr. James Winston Rogers 1889 - Oct 1956]

Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle B. Rogers, 76, of Houston, Texas, who died there on Saturday,  Sept 10, were held Tuesday in Stanley Memorial Chapel at Tulsa, Okla.. Burial was in Memorial Park at Tulsa.  Mrs. Rogers was a native of the Ozark community, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. David R. Walker. She was a member of the Ozark Christian Church and attended Drury College in Springfield. She was the widow of the late Dr. James Winston Rogers, longtime Tulsa physician, She had served as president of the Oklahoma and Tulsa medical auxiliaries an, also as president of the Lions ladies organization there. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Earnestine  Roberts of Houston, two brothers, Dr. Harry M. Walker of Columbia Falls, Mont. and Radford L. Walker of Downey, Calif; two sisters, Mrs. P. J. Thompson, of Long Beach, Calif., and Mrs. Mae Givan of Ozark. Also surviving are four step-children, James W. Rogers, Jr. of Wichita, Kan., Mrs.. Richard Graves of Derby, Kan., Mrs. Rex Hainline of Farmington, Mich. and Mrs Harry Turner of Tulsa.

 

Rogers, Naomi (Bourland) 23 Dec 1925 - 22 Oct 2001  CCH-N 31 Oct 2001

[Note: Daughter of Elmer & Sarah Vesta (Hamilton) Bourland; married 22 Jun 1946 Dewie Trevelyn Rogers 22 Sep 1922 - 15 Jul 2006]

Naomi Rogers, age 75, of Springfield, passed away Monday, Oct. 22 at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. She was born Dec. 23, 1925, in Memphis, Texas, the daughter of Elmer and Sarah Vesta (Hamilton) Bourland. On June 22, 1946 she and Dewie T. Rogers were married. Mrs.Rogers had been a member of First Baptist Church, Wichita Falls, Texas before moving her membership to South Haven Baptist Church in Springfield. Her parents and a brother, James Bourland preceded her in death. Survivors include: her husband, Dewie T Rogers; four children, Ruth Ann Fanska, of the home, Joe David Rogers and his wife JoAnn, Eldridge; Rebecca Stephenson and her husband Wade, Springfield; and Dewie T. Rogers II of the home; four grandchildren, James Fanska and his wife Victoria, Matthew Stephenson, Leann Stephenson, and Daniel Rogers; and a brother, Joe Bourland, Oakland, Calif. Graveside service was Friday, Oct. 26 in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, in Springfield, with Rev. J.R. Duncan officiating.

 

Rogers, Omer L. 29 Apr 1904 - 14 Dec 1931 CCR 24 Dec 1931 p5

[Note: Son of Edward A. “Ed“ & Mary Emma (Meese) Rogers; married 25 Mar 1922 Gertha E. Pope 14 Feb 1900 - 17 Apr 1997 who married second Charles Hilterbrand; father of Leo J.  1923 - ?; Anna Lee 1924 - ?;  J. Edward  1926 - ?; Imogene  1927- ?; Alfred 1929 - ?; Infant Son Rogers 14 Mar 1930 - 15 Mar 1930; Infant Son Rogers 24 Apr 1931 - 29 Apr 1931]

Omer Rogers was born April 29, 1903, and departed this life at the Baptist hospital in Springfield Monday night, Dec. 14, following an appendicitis operation. He was 28 years of age. He was married to Gertha Pope on March 25, 1922. To this union seven children were born, two preceding him in death. Those who survive are his wife, five children, his mother, Mrs. Emma Rogers, five brothers and five sisters, and many other relatives and friends who mourn his departure. Funeral services were conducted at his home near Battlefield Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m. Services were conducted by Rev. Mat Kerr of Conway. Burial was made in the Manley cemetery under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Rogers, Onis Lee 9 Aug 1909 - 6 Dec 1975 SL-P 7 Dec 1975

[Note: Son of Edward A. “Ed“ & Mary Emma (Meese) Rogers; married Wilma Gideon]

Services for Onis Lee Rogers, 66, Siloam Springs Ark., will be at 10 a.m. today in Pyeatte Chapel with the Rev. A.P. Vols officiating. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. in Manley Cemetery south of Battlefield, Mo. Mr. Rogers, a former Springfield Mo. resident died early Saturday at Siloam Springs Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He was a construction contractor and a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Siloam Springs. He is survived by his wife, Gussie; two sons, Don, of Chaneyville, La. and Gerald, of Springfield; two daughters, Mrs. Loretta Gunther, Oxnard, Calif., and Mrs. Deloris Ann Jantz, Springfield; a step –daughter, Mrs. Margaret Gates, Siloam Springs; two brothers, Perry of Springfield and Fred, of Nixa Mo.; three sisters, Mrs. Marie Paine, Aurora, Mo. and Mrs. Lula Gardner and Mrs. Reda Davis, both of Clever, Mo.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Springfield Leader and Press, December 7 1975.

 

Rogers, Orlando Louis 23 Mar 1879 - 6 Nov 1971  CCR 11 Nov 1971 p4

[Note: Son of Benjamin & Lucy (  ) Rogers; married Anna Frances Pletcher 19 Mar 1894 - 17 Mar 1979]

Louis Rogers, 92, died in Springfield Baptist Hospital at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Mr. Rogers was a retired farmer and had lived in the Sparta community since 1924, moving from Ceciltree County, Texas. He started and drove the Sparta bus route for 11 years. Survivors include his wife, Anna; seven daughters, Mrs. Gladys King, Decatur, Ala., Mrs. Blanche Goins, Bruner; Mrs. Bessie Arms, St. Louis; Mrs. Arline Ryals, Morton, Ill., Mrs. Vivian Johns, Bruner, and Mrs. Susie Johns, Bruner; four sons, Benny Rogers, Eugene, John Rogers, Kansas City, Pletcher Rogers, Springfield and Charles F. Rogers, Springfield; 44 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church in Sparta with the Rev. Dennis Swift, assisted by Rev. Bill Mabury, officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark.

 

Rogers, Perry Edward 3 Feb 1898 - 12 Jun 1978 OH 15 Jun 1978 p4

[Note: Son of Edward A. “Ed“ & Mary Emma (Meese) Rogers; married 16 Dec 1915 CCM Arizona May “Zona” Jones 1 Jan 1901 - 10 May 1968]

NIXA - Services for Perry E. Rogers, 80, Springfield, a longtime Nixa resident, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Harris Chapel in Nixa with burial in McConnell Cemetery west of here. Mr. Rogers died at 7:18 a.m. Monday in Springfield after a long illness. He was a native of the Battlefield community and was a farmer most of his life. After his wife’s death 10 years ago, he moved to Springfield. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons, Harold, Brookline, Noel, Rogersville and Rollin, Springfield; a brother, Fred Rogers, Nixa and three sisters, Mrs. Lou Gardner, Clever, Mrs. Marie Payne, Aurora and Mrs. Redia Davis, Clever.

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Rogers, Perry Edward 3 Feb 1898 - 12 Jun 1978 SN-L 13 Jun 1978

Services for Perry E. Rogers 80, of Springfield, a lifelong resident of the Nixa area will be at 2:00p.m. Wednesday, in the Harris Chapel in Nixa with the Rev. Kenneth Bandy officiating. Burial will be in the McConnell Cemetery of Nixa. Mr. Rogers died at 7:19 a.m., Monday in Springfield Medi- Center, after a long illness. He was a native of Battlefield Community and was a Farmer most of his life. After his wife’s death, 10 years ago, he moved to Springfield. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include; three sons, Harold of Brookline, Noel of Rogersville, and Rollan of Springfield; three daughters, Mrs. Hazel Creson of Republic, Mrs. Juanita Bunch of Nixa and Mrs. Linda Strickland of Springfield; a brother Fred Rogers of Nixa and three sisters, Mrs. Leo Gardner, Mrs. Marie Payne of Aurora and Mrs. Redia Davis of Clever. The family will be at the Harris Funeral Home in Nixa 7-8:30 p.m. tonight. {Springfield (MO) News Leader, June 13, 1978} Contributed by Jamie Hubbert.

 

Rogers, Perry Van 22 Jul 1930 - 7 Apr 2006 SN-L 9 Apr 2006

[Note: Son of Floyd & Mabel(  )  Rogers; married 1980 Sharon Cave]

Perry Van Rogers, age 75, left this life to be with the Lord on April 7, 2006. Perry was born on July 22, 1930, in Oklahoma City, Okla. From the time he was 15 years old, he worked in the production and packaging business. He was currently still working full time at Engineering Packaging, Inc., where he had worked for 17 years. Perry had many interests and hobbies including: football, baseball, books on tape, and working in the yard. He had quite the "green thumb". He also previously sang in the choir at Wesley United Methodist Church and had a deep faith in God. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Mabel Rogers; brother, Floyd Jr.; and sister, Betty. Perry is survived by his wife of 25 years, Sharon Rogers; his children, Perry Rogers Jr., Jerry Rogers and wife, Sheila, Carol Carter and husband, Dan, Suzanne Robinson, Anthony Rogers and his fiancee, Melissa Perrigo; stepson, Mike Kovacs and wife, Angel; stepdaughter, Laura Wilson and husband, Todd; brothers, Larry Rogers and Howard Rogers and their wives; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many wonderful friends. Perry loved us all and will be treasured in our hearts forever. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today, April 9, 2006, in Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home. Services will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 10, 2006, in Wesley United Methodist Church with burial to follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. As Perry would always say, "If I was any better, I couldn't stand it." He is saying it now for all Heaven to hear.

 

Rogers, Priscilla Louise (King) 27 Dec 1920 - 16 Mar 2007 SN-L 18 Mar 2007

[Note: Daughter  of Homer Roy & Lura Alegra (Bishop) King; married 7 Oct 1939 Harold Rogers]

Priscilla Louise Rogers, 86, Fenton, Mo., passed away Friday, March 16, 2007, in the Delmar Gardens of Meramec Valley in Fenton. She was born December 27, 1920, in Greene County, Missouri, the daughter of Homer Roy and Lura Alegra (Bishop) King. Priscilla was united in marriage to Harold Rogers on October 7, 1939, in Ozark, Mo. They were blessed with two children, Patricia and Barbara. She had a great love for children and was devoted to her husband and family. Her husband; a brother, George King; and a sister, Gloria Sartin preceded her in death. She is survived by her daughters and their husbands, Patricia and David Bates, Battlefield, and Barbara and Don Anderson, St. Louis; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two sisters, Gladys Gonzales and Norma Chavez, both of the state of California; as well as other close relatives and friends. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2007, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, Mo., with Pastor Wendell Paris officiating. Burial will follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Springfield. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, in the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.meadors funeralhome.com.

 

Rogers, Raymond 28 Apr 1922 - 3 Mar 1989  OH 9 Mar 1989

[Note: SSDI gives 2 Mar 1989 death date]

Raymond Rogers, 66, of Nixa, died at 11:58 a.m. March 3 at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a long illness. Services for Mr. Rogers were held March 7 at Greenlawn Funeral Home South, Springfield. Burial followed at McConnell Cemetery west of Nixa.

 

Rogers, Robert died Dec 1913 CCR 9 Jan 1914

[Note: half brother of  Martha Bell (Rogers) Queen Logan 17 Mar 1863 - 6 Feb 1918; killed in Waggoner, Okla.; Martha was the daughter of J. J. & ? (Glouser/Clowser) Rogers, born in Kansas listed  in the 1870 Jasper Co MO census household of Peter & Elizabeth (  ) Clowser]

Mrs. G. W. Logan received a letter the first of the week conveying the sad information of the death of a half brother of Waggoner, Okla. on Friday of last week. The horrors of the sad news was made doubly worse by the fact that the brother was run over and killed by the cars, the body being badly mutilated, the head and legs being severed from the body. Information received later leads to the possibility of a murder having been committed and the body placed on the track to hide the crime.

 

Rogers, Robert Emmett Jun 1886 - 15 Jul 1971 CCR 22 Jul 1971 p8

[Note: Son of John Clark & Ivie Elvinia (Southwick) Rogers; married Marion Hackett 20 Mar 1886 - 17 Oct 1971]

R. Emmett Rogers, 85, of Ozark died at 5 a.m. Thursday, July 15, in Christian County Nursing home after a long illness. The retired U.S. Naval commander was a native of Ozark. He attended Drury College in Springfield and was graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. where he taught mathematics for a number of years. He served with the Navy in China for two years. Surviving are his wife, Marion, Annapolis, Md.; a son, Bayle, Annapolis, Md.; a daughter, Mrs. T. D. Sherer, Annapolis, Md.; three brothers, Herbert N. Rogers, Ozark, John B. Rogers, San Francisco, Calif, and Charles E. Rogers, Washington, D. C.; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Harris Chapel with the Rev. Leslie A. Thompson officiating. Burial was in National Cemetery, Springfield, with military rites by an honor guard from the U. S. Naval Reserve Center.

 

Rogers, Robert Jack 1898 - 29 Apr 1967    CCR 4 May 1967 p1

Robert Jack Rogers, 68, of Rogersville, died Saturday night in the Veterans Administration Hospital, Jefferson Barracks, where he had been a patient six months.  A retired Christian County farmer, Mr. Rogers had been a veteran of both World War I and World War II. Surviving are two sisters, Miss Jennie Rogers, Route 1, Rogersville, and Mrs. Peach Rogers Brown, Nixa and one nephew. Arrangements will be announced by Kelly-Ferrel-Marsh of Rogersville.

 

Rogers, Rosie Lee (Snider) 25 Jun 1906 - 23 Nov 1984 OH 29 Nov 1984 p8

[Note: Daughter of Calvin W. & Rachel ( ) Snider; married 25 Sep 1927 Troy J. Rogers 19 Jun 1908 11 Oct 1995]

Services for Rosie Lee Rogers, 78, Rogersville, were held Nov. 25 in Center Point Church of Christi West of Rogersville, with Rev. Bruce Veteto officiating. Burial was in Dodson Cemetery under direction of Marsh. Mrs. Rogers died Nov. 23 in St. John’s Regional Health Center after a long illness. A homemaker, she was a member of Center Point Church of Christ, Logan Community Club and Redbud Garden Club. Survivors include her husband, Troy; two daughters, Irnetta Wilkerson, Springfield, and Shirley Stoneman, Rogersville; two sisters, Verba Willis, Oroville, Wash., and Cecil Noblitt, Caney, Kan.; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

 

Rogers, Roxie A. (Gold) 7 Aug 1919 - 29 Jun 1989 OH 6 Jul 1989

[Note: Daughter of Otis & Oza (Phillips) Gold; married Edgar Rogers 4 Mar 1913 - Dec 1973]

Roxie A. Rogers, 69, of Seymour, died at 9:30 p.m. June 29 at Cox Medical Center North, Springfield, after a long illness. Services for Mrs. Rogers were held July 3 in the Bergman-Miller Funeral Home with the Rev. Jesse Phillips officiating. Burial was in Cedar Gap Cemetery. Mrs. Rogers was born Aug. 7, 1919, to Otis and Oza (Phillips) Gold in Lawrence County. She was preceded in death by a son, Joe Lynn; a daughter, Vivian Louise; and by her husband, Edgar. She attended the Mansfield Assembly of God Church, attending church regularly as long as she was able. Surviving are five sons, Woodrow and his wife, Lona, of Murray, Utah; Leroy, of Montgomery, Illinois; John and his wife, Jewel, of Ozark; Billy and his wife, Wanda, of Mansfield; Cecil and his wife, Sherrill, of Billings; a daughter, Ileen Williams and her husband, John, of Pasco, Washington; her sister, Thena Lee Gold of Tulsa, Oklahoma; 19 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Rogers, Ruby Elizabeth 1 Jun 1910 - 6 Nov 1999  CCH-N 10 Nov 1999

[Note: married Jess Rogers]

Ruby Elizabeth Rogers, age 89, of Rogersville, died Saturday, November 6, 1999 in Ozark Nursing and Care Center. Mrs. Rogers was born June 1, 1910 in Gore, Oklahoma. She was a retired farmer. Survivors include a daughter, Peg, of Louisiana and a nephew, Frank Carter and his wife Minnie, Rogersville, with whom she had resided. Her husband Jess Rogers preceded her in death in 1975. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, November 10, 1999 in Park Grove Cemetery, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Rogers, Ruth Elinor 1903 - 8 Dec 1968 CCR 12 Dec 1968 p8

[Note: Adopted daughter of John Clark & Ivie Elvinia  (Southwick) Rogers; Mrs. Schelern is not a Rogers, so apparently is her birth sister, but I don’t know her birth parents]

Miss Ruth Elinor Rogers, 65, died Sunday morning, Dec. 8 at her home in Los Angeles, Calif., after a short illness. Funeral services and burial were Wednesday in Lois Angeles. A native of Ozark, Miss Rogers was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John C. Rogers. She was a 1919 graduate of Ozark High School and later graduated at University of Southern California. After teaching at El Monte, Calif. for two years, she was employed in welfare work until her illness. Survivors include four brothers, Charles E. Rogers of Washington, D. C., Byron Rogers of San Francisco, Emmett and Herbert N. Rogers of Ozark and a sister, Mrs. Muriel Schelern of Edmore, Mich.

 

Rogers, Ruth M. (Wageman) 21 Oct 1919 - 18 Jul 2003 SN-L 20 Jul 2003

[Note: Daughter of Henry H. & Anna Marie (Beutler) Wageman; married Ivy L. Rogers 21 Mar 1919 - 19 Sep 2003]

Ruth M. Rogers, age 83, of Springfield, passed away at 12:04 a.m. Friday, July 18, 2003 in Cox South Hospital. She was born Oct. 21, 1919 in Sedalia, Mo. to Henry H. and Anna Marie Beutler Wageman. Her family moved to Springfield when Ruth was an infant, and she was a 1936 Graduate of Springfield Senior High. Over the years, Ruth was active in Boys and Girls Scouts, served on the Springfield PTA Council and helped establish PTA in Morgantown, West Virginia Schools where she was a former resident. She was also past President and Lioness of the Year in the Springfield Host Lioness Club. Ruth enjoyed painting, ceramics, sewing, quilting, and playing bridge, but especially cherished her role as wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of South Haven Baptist Church and had served as a Sunday School Teacher for 35 years. In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by an infant son, Danny Dean Rogers; another son, Dr. Charles I. Rogers, his wife Ann, and their infant daughter, Kelly Marie, who died in a tragic accident May 4, 1980; and by two brothers, Lawrence and Roy. She is survived by her beloved husband, Ivy L. Rogers of the home; son Russ Rogers and wife Janet, Overland Park, Kan.; daughters Sandy Frost and husband Bonus, Springfield, and Dana Williams and husband Charley, Ozark; brothers Ray and Bill, Springfield, and sister Anna Louise McCroskey, Springfield, and Dorothy Barta, Canton, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2003 in South Haven Baptist Church with Reverends Paul Swadley and J.R. Duncan officiating, under the direction of Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel. Burial will follow in Maple Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dr. Charles I. Rogers Memorial, c/o Southwest Baptist University, 1600 University, Bolivar, MO 65613.

 

Rogers, Sadie (?) 1892 - Aug 1952 CCR 21 Aug 1952 p5

[1930 Census Manhattan, Riley Co Kansas says she was born in Austria of Russian born parents & married at age 25 - her husband, Charles Elkins Rogers was then a Journalism Professor at the University of Kansas - there‘s no stone in Selmore Cemetery, and no record in Chaffin Funeral Home records.]

Word was received this week by Mrs. Lucile Anderson of the death of Mrs. Charley Rogers, 60, wife of the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Rogers of Ozark,. She passed away at her home in Washington, D. C. following a long illness.  Besides her husband, Mrs. Rogers is survived by a son, William C. Rogers, director of the State Organization Services, University of Minnesota and two granddaughters.  Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon in the Selmore Baptist Church by Rev. Burkhalter with burial in the Selmore Cemetery under direction of Chaffin of Ozark.

 

Rogers, Sarah (Chastain) 1884 - 3 Jan 1975 OH 9 Jan 1975 p9

[Note: Daughter of of James Henry “Jim“ & Amanda Elizabeth “Mandy” (Bohannon) Chastain]

Mrs. Sarah Rogers, 89, Route 11, died Friday afternoon in MediCenter. She was a lifelong resident of Greene County. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Liles, Route 11; a son, Ken of Atlanta, Ga.; four brothers, Clarence Chastain, Clinton, Ind., Worth Chastain, Anita, Iowa, George Chastain, Route 2, Rogersville and J. J. Chastain, Lee’s Summit; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Hill, Sarcoxie, , and Mrs. Flo Dodson, Buffalo; and two grandchildren. Arrangements will be by Rivermonte.

 

Rogers, Tyler James 30 Aug 1988 - 19 Nov 2004 SN-L 22 Nov 2004

[Note: Son of Tod & Megan Daniel (Hanks) Rogers]

Tyler James Rogers, age 16, of Ozark, left us to go fishing with his grandpa and the Lord, Friday, November 19, 2004, after sustaining injuries in an automobile accident in Douglas County. Tyler was born August 30, 1988. He was a sophomore at Ozark High School. He was active in Ozark Chapter of FFA, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, North American Hunters Club, was a former president of Junior High Chapter of TSA, and had played football for Ozark. He was a member of Southside Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his grandpa, Jerry Rogers; great-grandpa, Jim Raney; and great-grandma and grandpa Berry. Survivors include his mom and dad, Lance and Megan Doubek; two sisters, Cori Lynne Doubek, age 11, and Laney Danielle Doubek, age 2; grandparents, Joyce Rogers-Coker and her husband, Lonnie Coker, Ozark, Greg Hanks, Ozark, Ann Hanks, Springfield, and Jerry and Kay Doubek, Brixey, Missouri; great-grandparents, Mabel Raney, Ozark, and Bill and Ruth Ann Hanks, Ozark; numerous aunts and uncles; several cousins and other family members; very close family friends, Dave and Angie Weter (Uncle Dave and Aunt Angie) and their children, James L. Wood "My other Dad"; closest lifelong friend, James Weter; and birth father, Tod Rogers, Colorado. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 23 in Southside Church of Christ, Ozark, with Chuck Eakins officiating. Burial will follow in Sparta Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the Tyler James Rogers Memorial Fund at Southwest Community Bank or Adams Funeral Home.
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Rogers, Tyler James            30 Aug 1988 - 19 Nov 2004 CCH-N 16 Nov 2005

In memory of . . .

            Forever in our hearts and minds. You will never be forgotten as we know we will see you again someday. We love you. Tyler Rogers Aug. 30, 1988 to Nov. 19, 2004

Mom, Dad, Cori, Laney and all you friends and family.

 

Rogers, Willa Esther (Keller) Young 15 Nov 1909 - 4 Aug 2004 SN-L 6 Aug 2004

[Note: Daughter of Benjamin & Charlottie (Sanders) Keller; married first Alfred Cecil Young 18 Jul 1905 - 13 Dec 1935; married second Earven Rogers 20 Sep 1907 - 20 Dec 1960]

Willa Esther Rogers, age 94, of Nixa, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, in St. John's Regional Health Center. She was born Nov. 15, 1909, in Brighton, the daughter of Benjamin and Charlota Keller. Mrs. Rogers was a homemaker and a longtime member of Calvary Bible Church in Nixa. Survivors include two children, Roger Cecil Young and Lea Barcomb and husband Bill, all of Springfield; a grandson, Roger C. Young Jr. and his wife, Betty, Springfield; two step-grandchildren, Barbara Payne, Ridgedale, and Frankie Johnston, Hermitage; six great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Mary Herndon, Nixa, and Roxie Melton, Dadeville; nieces and nephews; and her church family. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Alford Young in 1935; her second husband, Earven Rogers in 1960; a step-grandson, Robert Young in 1973; three brothers, Walter, Wilbur and Roscoe Keller; and three sisters, Lizzie Manley, Ottie Hagerman and Lora Mae Meese. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Reverend Joseph Fahl officiating. Burial will follow in Delaware Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Springfield News- Leader, August 6, 2004.

 

Rogers, William E. “Bill” 1945 - 2 Jul 1980  OH 10 Jul 1980 p8

[Note: Son of Meryl & ? (Jones) Rogers; married Sue; no SSDI found]

Services for William E. “Bill” Rogers, 35, Rt. 1. Highlandville, formerly of Springfield, were held July 5 in Greenlawn Funeral Home North with the Rev. Tommy Bilyeu officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Rogers died July 2. He was pronounced dead at the scene of a 1:35 a.m. accident on U. S. 160 near Highlandville, Memorial contributions may be made to the local chapter of the American Red Cross. A general contractor, Mr. Rogers was a member of the Baptist Church, the Elks Lodge in Springfield, Highlandville Saddle Club and Spokane School Board. Survivors include his wife, Sue; two daughters, Sharon and Tamara, both of the home; a son, Steven, of the home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Meryl Rogers, Flora, Ill.; a brother, Edward, Edmundville, Ind. and his grandmothers, Mrs. Ethel Jones, Flora, Ill and Mrs. Estle Rogers, Zenia, Ill.

 

Rogers, William Forest “Bill” 20 Oct 1928 - 7 Dec 2009 SN-L 13 Dec 2009

[Note: Son of Allen & Pauline (Hall) Rogers; married 1953 Dixie Skinner]

William (Bill) Forest Rogers, 81, Jameson, Mo., was born to Allen and Pauline (Hall) Rogers on October 30, 1928 in Chillicothe, Mo. and left this earth life on December 7, 2009. Services were held at the Old Scotland Church of Christ in rural Jameson, Mo. He leaves his wife of 56 years, Dixie (Skinner) Rogers; a son, Michael and wife Linda of Sparta; a daughter, Marieta Stretch and husband Dan, Greenwood; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Bill and his family are former residents of Nixa. He retired from Springfield Bridge, was a member of the Church of Christ and spent many years preaching the Gospel of Christ.

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Rogers, William Forest “Bill” 20 Oct 1928 - 7 Dec 2009  CCH-N 16 Dec 2009

William Forest Rogers, 81, Jameson, formerly of Nixa, left this earthly life on Dec. 7, 2009, after being involved in a vehicle accident near Bethany. Services were 11 a.m., Dec. 12, at the Old Scotland Church near Jameson.  Family visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 11 at McWilliams Funeral Home, in Gallatin. Friends called after 11 a.m. Burial was at the Old Scotland Cemetery near Jameson. Memorial contributions may be made to the Old Scotland Cemetery or the Edgewood Cemetery of Chillicothe, in care of the funeral home.  Bill was born in Chillicothe on Oct. 30, 1928, the only child of Allen and Pauline (Hall) Rogers. On Aug. 23, 1953, Bill and Dixie Lea (Skinner) Rogers were united in marriage at Chillicothe, by evangelist Bill Hensley. Bill was baptized as a young boy for the remission of sins, which began his lifelong effort to reach lost souls as a preacher of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  He remained a faithful Christian and member of the Church of Christ until death.  As a young boy, Bill attained the Boy Scouts’ highest rank of Eagle Scout.  After graduation from Chillicothe High School he attained an accounting certificate from Chillicothe Business College. He also served his country from 1948-56 in the National Guard and was honorably discharged as a corporal. By occupation, Bill was a bookkeeper for Turner-Reed Feed and Seed in Chillicothe as a young man, and then moved his family to Summersville in 1962 to begin preaching. He converted souls and preached in the rural communities of Summersville, Hartshorn, White Rock, Ink and Ellington, and then moved his family to Nixa, where they resided for 25 years as he continued to preach and hold several different jobs. In 1996, Bill and Dixie moved back to Daviess County to Dixie’s family farm in the former town of Madelaine (1850-1913). They built a home there, across from the Old Scotland Church (1856-present), where they strove to help keep the light of Christ burning in that community.  He leaves behind his wife Dixie, of the home; a son, Michael Rogers, and wife Linda, of Sparta; a daughter, Marieta Stretch, and husband Dan, of Greenwood; four grandchildren, Emily (Rogers) Morris and husband Benjamin of Nixa, Eric Rogers of Nixa, Cole and Corbin Stretch of Greenwood; and a great granddaughter, Paige Madelaine Morris of Nixa. He was looking forward to another great grandchild in the spring. Bill will also be missed greatly by the many brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus who have been a big part of his life. Bill was preceded in death by his parents and a step-mother, Fleta (Norman) Rogers.  The family extends a special thanks to all the brothers and sisters who have assisted them in the work of the Lord, especially in the last few years.  Online obituaries at www.mcwilliamsfuneralhomes.com.

 

Rogers, William Otis 5 Dec 1910 - 10 Oct 1996  CCH-N 18 Oct 1996

[Note: Son of James & Clara (  ) Rogers; married Mary B. 17 Jan 1914 - 28 May 1992]

William Otis Rogers, Nixa, 85, passed away at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 10, 1996, in his home. Mr. Rogers, a retired Gulf pipe line welder, was born in Oklahoma, December 5, 1910, the son of James and Clara Rogers. He is survived by a son, Jim Rogers, Brookline, a daughter, Judy Hannah, Clever, a sister, Anna Moyer, Oklahoma, four grandchildren, Jeff Rogers, Brad Hannah, Tina Roberts and Katreana Gallentine, and five great-grandchildren, Hillary and Alisha Roberts, Ashley and Allison Hannah and Kelsey Rogers. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Mary. Graveside services were October 12, 1996, in Jones Chastain Cemetery with the Rev. Tommy Bilyeu officiating under the direction of Harris, a Heritage Funeral Home, Nixa.

 

Rogers, Wilma (Gideon) 4 May 1909 - 23 Mar 2001 SN-L 25 Mar 2001

[Note: Daughter of Martin & Elizabeth (Nelson) Gideon; married Onis Lee Rogers 9 Aug 1909 - 6 Dec 1975]

Wilma Rogers, 91, Crane, died at 5:40 a.m. Friday, March 23, 2001, in Doctors Hospital, Springfield. She was born May 4, 1909, in Christian County, Missouri, to Martin and Elizabeth (Nelson) Gideon. She was a retired factory worker, and had been a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Springfield, for over 20 years. She was united in marriage to Onis Rogers, and he preceded her in death. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a son; a daughter; and brothers and sisters. She is survived by two sons and their wives, Gerald and Sharon Rogers, Springfield, and Donald and Janine Rogers, Cheneyville, La.; two daughters and their husbands, Loretta and Bill Schieffer, Oxnard, Calif. and Delores and David Jantz, Springfield, Mo.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 26, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, with the Rev. Bert Miller officiating. Burial will be in Manley Cemetery, Battlefield. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 25, in the funeral home. Springfield News-Leader, March 25, 2001.

 

Rogers-Moss, Cathy (Rogers) Barnett 28 Aug 1956 - Aug 2005  SN-L 14 Aug 2005

[Note: Daughter of Earl A. & Anna Cathleen (Bilyeu) Rogers; married ? Barnett]

Funeral services for Cathy Rogers-Moss, age 48, of Ozark, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will be in Selmore Cemetery, south of Ozark. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.

 

Rogge, Christopher Adolph 5 Mar 1899 - 21 Mar 1985 OH 28 Mar 1985 p8

[Note: married Sarah D.]

Services for Christopher Adolph Rogge, 86, Ozark, were held March 25 in Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Washington, Kan. Burial was in Washington City Cemetery under the direction of Ward Funeral Home, Washington, Kan. Mr. Rogge died March 21 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a short illness, A retired farmer, he was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Springfield. Survivors include his wife, Sarah D.; two sons, Stanley, Salina, Kan., and James F., Larned, Kan.; a daughter,. Elsie Plank, Toppenish, Wash.; four brothers, Emil,  Gresham, Ore., Elwin, Linn, Kan.., Lloyd, Lakeland, Fla., and Conrad, Barthoud Pass, Colo.; three sisters, Rose Hadde and Viola Menzies, both of Washington, Kan., and Alice Hearth, Glenville, Neb.; 17 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Local arrangements were under the direction of Herman Lohmeyer Funeral Home, Springfield.

 

Roggs, Kenneth died 1983 OH 24 Feb 1983 pB9

[Note: no SSDI record found]

Card of Thanks

We wish to extend our thanks to the kind neighbors and friends  for the sympathy cards and flowers during the sickness and death of our son, Kenneth.   Chris and Sarah Roggs  6-1tc

 

Roher, Louise (Carsten) 30 May 1939 - 1 Jan 1965 CCR 7 Jan 1965 p1

[Note: Daughter of Leo Joe & Ruth (Gideon) Carsten; married Lewis Harvey Roher]

Graveside services for Mrs. Louise Roher, 25, Hockersville, Okla. who died in a Miami, Okla hospital early Friday morning about being shot by her husband, were at 2 p.m. Monday in Jones Cemetery north of Highlandville under direction of Harris of Ozark. officiating was the Rev. Roscoe Harding.  Lewis H. Roher, 32, was questioned Saturday by the Ottawa County sheriff’s department in Oklahoma in connection with the shooting. Mrs. Roher died in Miami, Oklahoma, Baptist Hospital at 1:20 a.m. Friday of a .22 caliber bullet wound above her left eye.  Investigating officers said the shooting occurred in the Roher was quoted by the police as saying the shooting was accidental.  Mrs. Roher was born May 30, 1939 in Crane and had lived in Hickersville since 1944.  She is survived by her husband; three sons, Lewis Harvey, Jr.; Earnest Leo and Gary Neal, all of the home; her father, Joe Carsten, Highlandville; her mother, Mrs. Ruth Gebhart, Quapaw, Okla; a brother, Billy Gebhart, Liberty; two step-sisters, Mrs. Lucille Januse, state of California and Mrs. Louise Smith, Salt Lake City; and a step-brother, John Gebhart, Rockford, Ill.

 

Rohlman, Donnie Lee 23 Oct 1944 - 17 Sep 2004 SN-L 20 Sep 2004

[Note: Son of Otto A. & Clara Elizabeth (Janes) Rohlman; married 11 Apr 1954 Mary Pilkerton ]

Donnie Lee Rohlman, 59, Monett, formerly of Republic, died at 11:55 p.m. Friday, September 17, 2004, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. He was born October 23, 1944, in Aurora, Mo., to Otto and Clara (Jones) Rohlman. Donnie was united in marriage to Mary Pilkerton April 11, 1964. They had lived in Republic five years before Mary passed away October 24, 2002. Donnie moved to Monett in January 2004. Donnie enjoyed raising cattle, but most of all, he enjoyed participating in and attending tractor pulls. His parents and a brother, Harold, preceded him in death. He is survived by a daughter, Donna Stevens and husband, Mark, Nixa; a son, Mark Rohlman, Purdy; three grandchildren, Kristy and Zachary Stevens, Nixa, and Travis Rohlman, Fair Grove; a brother, Darrell Rohlman and wife, Janet, Billings; and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 22, 2004, in Meadors Funeral Homes, Republic, with Rev. Bill Springer officiating. Burial will follow in Wade Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.

 

Rohlman, Ethel (Blades) 12 Apr 1904 - May 1975  OH 22 May 1975 p11

[Note: Daughter of Thomas B. & Ellen E. Blades]

Mrs. Ethel Rohlman, 71, Route 2, Billings, died Monday evening at her home of natural causes. She is survived by a one daughter, Mrs. Wanda Mostly, Clever; three sons, Dale and Jim, both of Marionville and Gene of Clever; two sisters, Mrs. Eva White, Whittier, Calif. and Mrs. Lillie Keatts, Republic; two brothers, Floyd and Earl Blades, both of Route 2, Billings; and 16 grandchildren. Services were at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Wade chapel Church near Republic with the Rev. Roy Wade officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery under direction of Meadors of Republic.

 

Rohlman, Otto A. 10 Sep 1896 - 10 Aug 1986 OH 14 Aug 1986 p5

[Note: married Clara Elizabeth Janes 2 Oct 1905 - 7 Nov 1998]

Services for Otto A. Rohlman, 89, Billings, were held August 13 in Meadors Chapel, Billings, with the Revs. Bill Springer and Walter Smart officiating, Burial was in Kerr Cemetery. Mr. Rohlman died August 10 in Crane Health Care Center following a long illness. He was a retired farmer and a member of Curtis Chapel Church. Survivors include his wife. Clara;  three sons, Donnie, Purdy, and Darrell and Harold, both of Billings; two brothers, Ed, Billings and Warnie, Willard; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild.

 

Rohlman, Warnie 6 Jan 1911 - 2 Dec 1988 OH 8 Dec 1988

[Note: married Cleota]

Warnie Rohlman, 77, of Willard, died in his home Dec. 2 following a long illness. Services for Mr. Rohlman were held Dec. 5 in the Wilson-Brim-Daniel Chapel, Ash Grove, with the Revs. Bill Bergen and Tom Gripka officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, near Willard. Mr. Rohlman was a native of Billings, residing in the Willard and Ash Grove areas since 1952. He was a veteran of World War II, and was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Center Baptist Church, near Ash Grove. Surviving are his wife, Cleota; a son, John Rohlman, Willard; a daughter, Judy Davidson, Reston, Virginia; a brother, Ed, Billings; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Memorial contributions may be given to the American Arthritis Association or the Center Baptist Church.

 

Rohr, Luva L. (White) 7 Nov 1901 – 31 Dec 1994  CCH-N 18 Jan 1995

[Note: Daughter of James Willis & Elizabeth “Betty” (Martin) White; married John A. Rohr]

Luva L. Rohr, 85, Nixa, died at 10:38 a.m. Saturday, December 31, 1994 in Nixa Park Care Center, following a long  following a long illness.  Mrs. Rohr, a homemaker, was born November 7, 1901 in Highlandville, daughter of James Willis and Betty Martin White. She was united in marriage to John A. Rohr, who preceded her in death in 1982. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Nixa. She is survived by a sister, Helen Hedgpeth, Nixa, arid several nieces and nephews.  Graveside services will be at 11:00, Wed., January 4th, 1995, in Highlandville Cemetery, with the Rev. Richard Eakins officiating.  Arrangements are under the direction of Harris, a Heritage Funeral Home, Nixa. No visitation is planned.

 

Rohrer, Lora Mae (Keller) 20 Nov 1924 - 17 Nov 2010 CCH-N 1 Dec 2010

[Note: Daughter pf Albin & Lena (  ) Keller; married 16 Sep 1946 Herbert K. Rohrer]

Lora Mae Rohrer, 85, of Springfield, died Nov. 17, 2010, at Ash Grove Care Facility. She was born Nov. 20, 1924, in Collins, to Albin and Lena Keller. She was preceded in death by her parents Albin and Lena Keller and her husband Herbert K. Rohrer, they were married Sept. 16, 1946. She was also preceded in death by her daughter Kay Rodabaugh; three brothers; and one sister. She is survived by her two sons Dennis Rohrer, of Everton, and David Roher, of Reeds Spring; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Nov. 20 at Greenlawn Funeral Home, with visitation an hour before services at noon. Burial was held in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.

 

Roitz, Brandon Wayne (Harvill) 11 Mar 2003 - 18 Aug 2004 SN-L 21 Aug 2004

[Note: Son of Thomas Joseph Roitz & Sherry Lynn Harvill ]

3/11/03 - 8/18/04 Brandon was 17 months old when he entered the Gates of Heaven where he was met by his Great-Grandma Billie and many other loved ones who preceded him in death. Brandon was born March 11, 2003, in Springfield, Mo., to Sherry Lynn Harvill and Thomas Joseph Roitz. He died on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004, at St. Louis Children's Hospital, following surgery. He will be missed every day as he was a very special, happy baby and loved by all of his family and everyone whose lives he touched. Survivors include his mother, Sherry Harvill of Ozark; father Thomas Roitz of Harrison, Ark.; grandparents, Vicky Ann and Loyd Wayne Harvill, of Ozark, Sherry Melton and Joel DePew, of Springfield; great-grandparents, Loyd and Judith Harvill, of Ozark, Marge Melton, of Harrison, Ark., and Barbara and Ed Comstock, of California; aunts Amy Harvill, Jennifer Melton and Kacie Melton; Sherry's companion, Clifford Scroggins; and many other family and friends who loved him. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today, Aug. 21, at Adams Funeral Home in Ozark, with Pastor John Hyde officiating. Burial will be at Chadwick Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at any Union Planter's Bank to the Memorial Fund for Brandon Harvill Roitz.

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Roitz, Brandon Wayne 11 Mar 2003 - 18 Mar 2003 CCH-N 25 Aug 2004

Brandon Wayne Roitz, 17 month old son of Sherry Lynn Harvill and Thomas Joseph Roitz, died on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 in St. Louis Children's Hospital. He was born March 11, 2003 in Springfield. Brandon was very special and loved by all of his family. He will be missed every day. Survivors include: His mother, Sherry Harvill, Ozark; his father, Thomas Roitz, Harrison, Arkansas, Grandparents, Vicky Ann and Loyd Wayne Harvill, Ozark, Sherry Melton and Joel DePew, both of Springfield; great-grandparents, Loyd and Judith Harville, Ozark, Marge Melton, Harrison, Arkansas, and Barbara and Ed Comstock, California; aunts and uncles, Amy Harvill, Jennifer Melton, and Kaci Melton; and Sherry's companion, Clifford Scroggins.aFuneral services were at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 21, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor John Hyde officiating. Burial followed in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2004

 

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[Note: Son of Gaylord & Rhoda (Shepherd) Roland - born Vernon County MO; married 1 Apr 1956 Jean Webb]

Jerrell "Jerry" E. Roland, the youngest of three sons born to Gaylord and Rhoda (Shepherd) Roland. On April 1, 1956, Jerry was united in marriage with Jean Webb and to this union two daughters were born. Jerry and Jean have lived in Springfield since 1964. Jerry served the United States Navy aboard the U.S.S. Shannon in the early 1950's. He graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in business. Jerry and Jean were self employed with a variety of businesses, including food concessions at the Ozark Empire and Missouri State Fairs. Jerry accepted the Lord as his Savior at a young age and was a faithful member of Glendale Christian Church, of Springfield. He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Jean, of the home; two daughters, Sandy Toner of Springfield and Sally Helwig and husband, Steg, of Nixa, Mo.; three grandchildren, Kelly Toner, Jayna and Zachary Helwig; two brothers, Harold of Houston, Texas, and Kenneth and his wife, Venona, of Gravios Mills, Mo. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2006, in the chapel of ThiemeShadel Funeral Service at Rivermonte, with B.A. Austin officiating. In his honor, memorial contributions may be made to the Glendale Christian Church, 2110 S. Blackman Road, Springfield, Missouri 65809. Online personal condolences may be made here.

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Rollen, Alfred F. 1909 - 12 Dec 1978  OH 21 Dec 1978 p7

[Note: married Blanche who m.1 ? Head]

Alfred F. Rollen, 69, of 515 Mount Vernon, died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Veterans Hospital in Fayetteville, Arks., after a long illness. He was a retired veteran buyer and veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Blanche; one stepson, Mike Head, Springfield; one step-daughter, Mrs. Alberta Payne, Nixa; two brothers, James, 4705 Kelly and Robert, Amarillo, Texas and one sister, Mrs. Ruth Ashwood, Indianapolis, Ind. Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Friday in Springfield National Cemetery with Dr. Solomon Walter officiating, Burial was under the direction of Herman H. Lohmeyer.

 

Roller, Bob 16 Sep 1930 - 13 Oct 2007 SN-L 15 Oct 2007 & CCH-N 17 Oct 2007

[Note: Son of George & Mabel (Bledsoe) Roller]

Bob Roller, 77, Sparta, Mo., passed away Saturday, October 13, 2007, in his home. He was born September 16, 1930, in Springfield to George and Mabel (Bledsoe) Roller. Bob was a lifetime resident of Christian County and a member of Sparta Church of Christ where he was song leader for several years. He traveled numerous places and participated in gospel singing events. He will always be remembered for his singing talent. He was also proud to be a farmer and enjoyed caring for his cattle. He spent his spare time outdoors and loved to go fishing. Bob is survived by three sons, Ed Roller of Sparta, Alan Roller of Nixa, Rick Roller and wife, Dawn, of Springfield; one daughter, Carol Gage of Republic; one sister, Betty Steele of Fort Scott, Kan.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. No formal services will be held. The body is being cremated under the direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. An informal visitation will be held by Sparta Church of Christ, 165 Scott Street, Sparta, Mo., from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 16, 2007. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 17, by Sparta Church of Christ in the church. Family requests memorials to Fair Haven Children's Home, 3132 N. Fair Haven Loop, Strafford, MO 65757. Thanks for always being there for us! We love you Dad!

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Roller, Bob J. 16 Sep 1930 - 13 Oct 2007 CCH-N 17 Oct 2007

Long-time ambulance district employee dies           

            Christian County Ambulance District Board Treasurer and 911 Board member B. J. Roller died in his home Oct. 13. He was 77 years old.

            Starting as a volunteer for the ambulance district when it began 35 years ago, Roller serves as a First Aid responder, district board member and finally treasurer.

            “There are so many words to say about B. J.,” Pat Brown, Emergency Medical Service Manager for Christian County Ambulance/Cox Health. “He did a lot of work for the district. He will be sorely missed.”

            No formal service was held. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Sparta Church of Christ, 165 Scott St. Family requests memorials to Fair Haven Children’s Home, 3132 N. Fair Haven Loop, Strafford, MO 65757.


Roller, Bruce 7 Apr 1962 - 23 Aug 2009 SN-L 26 Aug 2009

[Note: Son of Wesley & Violet (McHaffie) Roller; married Mary]

Bruce Roller, age 47, of Sparta, passed away on Sunday. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 26, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.

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Roller, Bruce 7 Apr 1962 - 23 Aug 2009 CCH-N 26 Aug 2009

Bruce Roller, 47, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 23, 2009. He was born April 7, 1962, the son of Wesley and Violet (McHaffie) Roller. He lived his life in and around the Sparta area and graduated from Sparta High School. Bruce loved his family and enjoyed being outdoors. He liked to ride motorcycles and horses, enjoyed fishing and canoeing. He was baptized July 31, 1999, by Church of Christ preacher Jack Richardson. Survivors include:  His wife, Mary; five children, Dandy Shipman, Candy Roller, Virginia Roller, Jesse Roller, and Mence Roller; three grandchildren, Bailey, Lucie and Quentin; his parents, Wesley and Violet Roller, Sparta; a sister, Shanna Thompson and husband, Rick, Kansas City; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by a brother, John Wesley Roller. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., today, Aug. 26, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will follow in Temple Hill Cemetery. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 25 in the funeral home.


Rogers, Frances May (Dorchester) 1892 - 25 Feb 1935 CCR 28 Feb 1935 p1

[Note: Daughter of J. M. & May (  ) Dorchester; married Dr. James Winston Rogers 1889 - Oct 1956]

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Rogers received word this week of the death of their daughter-in-law, Mrs. J.W. Rogers at Tulsa, which occurred on Monday afternoon. The following account of her death is taken from a Tulsa paper: Mrs. Frances May Rogers, 42 years old, wife of Dr. J.W. Rogers, died Monday afternoon at the home, 1328 East 27th Street, after a lingering illness. Her health began to fail more than a year ago. Mrs. Rogers was born in Paris, Texas, and moved with her family to Pauls Valley, Okla., early in her childhood. Her father, J.M. Dorchester, who died last December, was postmaster at Pauls Valley for 14 years. Her mother, Mrs. May Dorchester, still resides there. In 1912, Mrs. Rogers was graduated from the University of Oklahoma, where she had become a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She was married to Dr. Rogers at Pauls Valley and came to Tulsa with him in 1914. She was an active member of the Trinity Episcopal church here and was strongly interested in the activities of the Parent-Teacher association and other organizations for the welfare of children. She was a member of the College club. Besides the husband and mother, she is survived by a son, James Winston Jr., and three daughters, Frances May, Margaret Miner and Joan Southwick Rogers, all of the home; two brothers, C.M. Dorchester of Shreveport, La., and Sam G. Dorchester, Oklahoma City. Funeral services were conducted from the Trinity Episcopal church at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon by the Rev. E.H. Eckel, Jr., pastor. Burial was directed at Memorial Park by the Mowbray-Manning funeral home.

 

Rogers, Fred A. 19 May 1901 - 16 Dec 1983 OH 22 Dec 1983 p9

[Note: Son of  Edward A.  & Mary Emma (Meece) Rogers; married Janie M. Maples 1 Jan 1897 - 12 Sep 1973]

Services for Fred A. Rogers, 82, Nixa, were held Dec. 18 in Harris Chapel with the Rev. Joseph M. Fahl officiating. Burial was in Delaware. Mr. Rogers died Dec. 16 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a long illness. A lifelong Christian County resident, he moved here in 1924. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include a son, Clyde, Nixa; two daughters, Mrs. Velma Henne, Nixa and Mrs. Opal Maples, Las Vegas, Nev.; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Redia Davis, Clever

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Rogers, Fred A. 19 May 1901 - Dec 1983

[Note: Son of Edward A. “Ed” & Mary Emma (Meese) Rogers; married Janie M. Maples 1 Jan 1897 - 12 Sep 1973]

Services for Fred A. Rogers, 82, Route 2, Nixa, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Harris Chapel with the Rev. Joseph M. Fahl officiating.  Burial will be in Delaware Cemetery.  Mr. Rogers died at 3:12 a.m. Friday in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a long illness.  A lifelong Christian County resident, he moved here in 1924.  He was a retired farmer.  Survivors include a son, Clyde, Nixa; two daughters, Mrs. Velma Henne, Nixa, and Mrs. Opal Maples, Las Vegas, Nev.; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Redia Davis, Clever.  The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. today.

 

Rogers, Garland Adam 26 Feb 1878 - 20 Oct 1948 CCR 28 Oct 1948

[Note: Son of Gealen & Mary (Collier) Rogers]

Funeral services were held Wednesday at Dodson cemetery for Garland Adams Rogers, 70, who died October 20, at his home at Ontario, Calif. Rev. Silva Howard officiated and burial was in Dodson cemetery under direction of Chaffin Funeral Home. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Eugenia Rogers of Ontario, and three brothers, C.M. of Ozark, Ben of Willard, and Will of Bushyhead, Okla. Mr. Rogers was converted and baptized in California in 1941.

Rogers, George L. 17 Aug 1860 - 2 Apr 1936 CCR 9 Apr 1936 p1

[Note: Son of ? & Minerva (Moore) Rogers; married 27 Dec 1893 Mary Stephenson ? - 6 Jul 1918; no legible tombstone in Chadwick Cemetery; Rathbun Funeral Home record & DC, give lifespan as 17 Aug 1859 - 2 Mar 1936]

G.L. Rogers was born August 17, 1860, in Adair County, near Kirksville, MO, and departed this life April 2, 1936 at the age of 76 years, 8 months and 15 days. He was united in marriage to Mary Stephenson Dec. 27, 1893. To this union were born 7 children. Everett Rogers of Eugene, Oregon, Mae Weter of Chadwick, Eva Galley of Sparta, Ollie Moore of Story, Wyoming, George Rogers, Max Rogers of Marshall and Nellie Newton of Slater, MO. Mrs. Rogers passed away July 6, 1918. Mr. Rogers leaves his children and grandchildren and a host of friends to mourn his death. Mr. Rogers was a faithful Christian, and a loving father and grandfather. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2:30 p.m., April 3 in the Chadwick community church by Rev. Applegate with burial in the Chadwick cemetery under the direction of the Sparta Undertaking Co., Rathbun and Chaffin.

 

Rogers, George T., Maj. 11 Apr 1920 - 2 Jun 1966      CCR 9 Jun 1966 p1

[Note: Son of  Orlando Louis & Anna Frances (Pletcher) Rogers; married  Fran Head}

Maj. George T. Rogers, 46, St. Louis, died at 12:20 p.m. Thursday, June 2, in St. Luke’s hospital, St. Louis, after a lingering illness, A former Sparta resident, he was a member of West End Church of Christ, St. Louis. Maj. Rogers, of the U. S. Air Force Reserves, had been serving in the U. S. Army Aviztion Material Command in St. Louis. He was an aeronautical enginering technician and a veteran of Worl War II. Major Rogers is survived by his wife, Fannie; two daughters, Carol and Linda and two sons, Ronnie and Larry, all of the home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Rogers, Sparta; six sisters, Mrs. Susie Johns, Sparta, Mrs. Vivien Johns and Mrs. Blanche Goins, Bruner, Mrs. Bessie Arms. Springfield, Mrs. Arlene Goins, Groveland, Ill., Mrs. Pauline Ryals, Morton, Ill; four brothers, Bennie of Eugene, Charles of Springfield, Pletcher of Sparta and John of Kansas City.  Funeral services were at 4 p’clock Sunday afternoon in the Sparta Chruch of Christ. with Sterl A. Watson officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark.

 

Rogers, Gerry Donzell 1 Jun 1972 - 10 Jun 2010  SN-L 13 Jun 2010

[Note: Son of Bob & Linda (Garrison) Rogers]

Gerry Donzell Rogers, 38, Cedar Creek, born June 1, 1972, to the late Bob & Linda (Garrison) Rogers, passed away Thursday, June 10, 2010 in St John's Hospital, surrounded by many friends and family. Gerry attended Willard High School. He was an AWESOME Tile Setter and worked for Trinity Flooring Company in Branson. He recently gave his life back to Christ and was excited about sharing Jesus with everyone he knew. Gerry's hobbies included camping & fishing, playing cards, playing music and was so funny. He loved making others laugh. He attended Faith Life Church in Branson Missouri. The world lost a beautiful spirit today, but Heaven just got another arrival. Our little brother will be truely missed by all who loved him. He is survived by his beautiful daughter, Taylor Dawn; his siblings, Allen and Cherie Rogers, of Springfield , Kerry & Gina Rogers, of Springfield, Dannetta and Mike Hagewood, of Billings, Greg Rogers, of Springfield, Gayla and Bear Groom, of Cedar Creek, Darenda and Dwayne Crawford, of Ozark; numerous neices and nephews; other relatives; and a host of friends. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 4:30 p.m., in Clear Creek Cemetery, 7050 Lone Oak Springfield, Missouri. Visitation will be Monday, June 14, 2010 from 6 to 8 p.m., in Herman Lohmeyer Funeral Home ,500 E Walnut. In lieu of flowers donations may be made for funeral expenses at any Great Southern Bank in memory of Gerry Rogers. Online condolences can be shared at www. hhlohmeyer.com.

 

Rogers, Gladis Burchel (Gideon) 20 Dec 1914 - 17 Aug 1944 CCR 24 Aug 1944 p1

[Note: Daughter of William Preston & Alice Odessie "Dessie" (Billingsley) Gideon; married Charles Leander Rogers 18 Jun 1909 - 30 Jun 1984]

Gladis Birchel Rogers was born Dec. 20, 1914, and passed away at her home in Sparta on Aug. 17, 1944. She was a faithful worker in the Chadwick Church where she was a member. Surviving are her husband, Charles Leander Rogers; a daughter, Leota Lucile, her mother, Mrs. Dessa Gideon; and brothers and sisters. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon in Fairview Church by Mrs. Stone with burial in the Fairview Cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

Rogers, Harry H. 9 Mar 1908 - 3 May 1975  OH 8 May 1975 p11

[Note: married 2 Oct 1936 Iva F. Smith 1 Oct 1915 - ?]

SPARTA - Harry H. Rogers, 67, Sparta, died at 6:45 a.m. Saturday at his home after apparently suffering a heart attack. A native of Rogersville, he had lived in Wauna, Ore. a number of years before returning to Sparta in 1950. Surviving are his wife, Iva; two daughters, Mrs. Pat May, Sparta and Mrs. Wanda Thompson, Rock Springs, Wyo.; a brother, Russell of Pillmock, Ore. and three grandchildren. Arrangements were under direction of Harris of Ozark.

 

Rogers, Herbert Newton 17 Nov 1883 - Apr 1980  OH 30 Nov 1978 p9

[Note: Son of John Clark & Ivie Elvira (Southwick) Rogers; married 12 Dec 1906 Maude Howard; married Eleanor 15 May 1887 - 22 Sep 1967]

Oldest Ozarker Hits 95

Herbert N. Rogers, who is the oldest native Ozark resident, passed his 95th birthday, Friday, November 17. Born in 1883, Mr. Rogers witnessed much of the cultural growth of the community from the time that water was sold by the barrel from the Bluff Spring and the installation of the ram in Garrison Spring up the hollow. As a boy, some of his classmates carried water from the Bluff Springs for the school on the hill. Gone for many years of his adulthood, he returned  a few years ago to live out his life in his native community where his father, John Rogers was a banker and his mother, Ivey, a school teacher and community-minded friend to those in need. An annual affair, Mr. Rogers was a guest at dinner with the gentlemen at Ozark Insurance, Dan Fulbright and Bruce Holopter and Stacy Stapp, Greenfield. Often seen on a walk with his green hat and cane, this nonagenarian bids fair to reach his century mark.

AND

Rogers, Herbert Newton 17 Nov 1883 - 13 Apr 1980 OH 17 Apr 1980 pB4

Services for Herbert Newton Rogers, at 96 Christian County’s oldest native son, were held Wednesday in the Adams Chapel with the Revs. James Robinson and Don Wick officiating. Burial was in Hazelwood Cemetery, Springfield. Mr. Rogers died Sunday in Christian County Nursing Home. His death marked the end of the family that founded Rogersville. Survivors include a son, John R., Tulsa; six grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. He was a retired accountant and bookkeeper. He was a Master Mason and a 75-year member of the Friend Lodge 352 and a member of the Ozark Presbyterian Church. Rogers was the grandchild of a pioneering Kentucky family that came to the Rogersville area in the 1840’s. He was a lifelong resident of Ozark except for a short time in Oklahoma. The young Rogers was near the Christian County Courthouse and jail when four (SIC) Baldknobbers, convicted of the March 11, 1887 Greene-Edens murders, were hanged.

 

Rogers, Howard 6 Mar 1904 – 3 Nov 1994  CCH-N 16 Nov 1994

[Note: Son of Fred & Bertha (Reives) Rogers]

Howard Rogers, 90, Nixa Park Care Center, died at 7:52 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, 1994.  He was born March 6, 1904, the son of Fred and Bertha Reives Rogers. He lived for many years in Springfield and was a former employee of Frisco Railroad. Graveside services Tuesday in Mount Comfort Cemetery, Springfield, with Rev. Paul Whitfield officiating.

 

Rogers, Howard N. 1907 - 22 May 1965  CCR 27 May 1965 p3

[Note: Son of Herbert Newton & Maude (Howard) Rogers; married Maxine]

Howard N. Rogers, 57, 36 South Urbana, died Saturday. A member of the Immanual Baptist Church, a Texaco dealer since 1947. Survivors are his wife, Maxine; one daughter, Mrs. Judy Suggs, Tulsa; one son, Robert Rogers, Tulsa; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Rogers, Ozark; one brother, John Rogers of Tulsa; five grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday in Tulsa Whisenhunt Chapel. Interment was in Memorial Park, Tulsa, Okla.

Rogers, Isaac Newton, Dr. 28 Dec 1849 - 12 Oct 1938 CCR 20 Oct 1938 p1

[Note: Son of Dr. Robert Doak & Juritta (Watts) Rogers; married Margaret Carrie Hildenbrandt 22 May 1866 - 22 Jul 1943]

Dr. Isaac Newton Rogers, 88, a pioneer Christian county physician and the son of a pioneer Ozarks family, died Wednesday night. Oct.12, at the home of his birth, three miles southwest of Rogersville. The town of Rogersville was named for the Rogers family who came to this community almost a century ago. Dr. Robert Doak Rogers, father of Dr. I.N. Rogers, and J.C. Rogers of Ozark, was one of the first physicians to practice in this section. Dr. Rogers was born Dec. 28, 1849. In 1867 he graduated from the old St. Louis Medical college, now Washington University, and practiced in Harrison, Ark., Rogersville, and later in Springfield. Thirty years age he retired from active practice but has been busily engaged in caring for his extensive land holdings, in which he maintained an active interest despite his advanced age. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, Oct. 15, at the Herman Lohmeyer Chapel in Springfield with the Rev. Albert Hanks of Selmore officiating. Interment was made in the Hazelwood cemetery at Springfield. The Masonic Lodge of Rogersville of which he was a Past Master, conducted services at the grave. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Carrie Hilderbrandt Rogers; two daughters, Mrs. Peach R. Brown of Arlington, Va., and Miss Jessie Rogers of the home; two sons, Dr. Sherman Rogers and Jack Rogers, both of Tulare, Calif.; one brother, J.C. Rogers of Ozark; one sister, Mrs. Mary J. Russell of Long Beach, Calif.; and a grandson, Sherman Rogers, Jr.

Rogers, Ivie Elvina (Southwick) 23 Jun 1861 - 17 Mar 1949 CCR 24 Mar 1949

[Note: Daughter of Hosea & Jerusha (Berry) Southwick; married 21 Dec 1882 John Clark Rogers 7 Aug 1853 - 24 Jul 1942]

Ivie Elvina Southwick was born June 23, 1861 near Little Cooley, PA, and died in a Springfield hospital Thursday evening, March 17, 1949. Her family came to Missouri from Pennsylvania by way of Michigan when she was in early girlhood, living at Buffalo before moving to Greene county and later to Christian county. In 1879, at the age of 18, she taught the “lower room” of the two-room Ozark public school. Professor Vance taught the upper room. There were 60 pupils in her room, which she taught two years. Twenty-eight of her pupils are still living; 13 in Ozark and Springfield. Her declining years have been heightened by an annual reunion of her former pupils, who have come to her home at Ozark from all sections of the land to associate together once more and pay tribute to the former teacher. In 1882, Ivie E. Southwick was married to John C. Rogers, cashier of the Christian County Bank. Mr. Rogers preceded her in death in 1942. Mrs. Rogers was a member of the Methodist church and the united Methodist and Presbyterian congregation at Ozark. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, having at one time served as Worthy Matron of the Ozark chapter. She was a charter member of the Ladies Literacy Club and helped organize the Modern Seekers Club. This group bestowed upon her the honorary title of “Club Mother”. Her immediate survivors are five sons and daughter, Herbert N. Rogers of Springfield, Commander R.E. Rogers, of Ozark, J.B. Rogers of Oakland, CA, Dr. J.W. Rogers of Tulsa, OK, Dr. Charles E. Rogers of Washington, D.C. and Ruth Elinor Rogers of Beverly Hills, CA. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday afternoon at the Ozark Presbyterian church, conducted by the Reverend William F. Vance. Burial was in the Hazelwood cemetery, Springfield, under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home. Death came for Mother Rogers. She was ready to go. She was tired. She believed that her God knew she had need of him. With a faith simple as a child’s prayer. Mother Rogers was at peace with herself. Her presence brought to our whole neighborhood a serenity we seldom experienced at any other time. Only last Saturday she was seen crossing our yard, a little bent figure tucked in a shawl. She always came to the back door because her knees were unsteady and the front steps were too steep for her. She had come to pay a bill. With gnarled fingers that had ministered to six children, an invalid husband, and innumerable sick neighbors, she opened her purse-a black one with handles. She fumbled slightly found the bills and change and then-bless her-a little paper napkin with candy for the children. No matter how disturbed our household might be, her entrance brought calm. Even children would stand quietly at her knee to receive the expected loving pat on the head. Last Saturday, her visit was especially welcome. She appeared to give no notice when she found me in tears over an illness in my family. She took my hand and we sat down together. She talked of many things, among them her favorite Old Testament quotation: “What doth the Lord require of Thee, but, to do justly, and to love mercy and to walk humbly with Thy God?” Mother Rogers stayed with me for more than an hour and during her visit my worries vanished. Remarkable? No. It was no more than she has done for dozens of her friends and acquaintances for fifty years. One night recently there came a knock. Mother Rogers had sent three play tickets she was unable to use. We went to the play, enjoying it doubly because of her neighborliness. No eulogy can be written for such a cultured humanitarian. She has written her own eulogy in her daily life-written it well in the hearts of her friends-written it beautifully with deeds. I know it was her ardent wish to go before she became helpless, but her death leaves me inconsolable. I loved her dearly. So did you. When her loss is felt too keenly, I shall remember how wistfully she repeated to me the words of a favorite song she had learned as a girl-“I heard a sweet voice, The voice of my God; ‘I love thee, I love thee, Pass under my rod’” Mary E. Shubert March 17, 1949

Rogers, Ivy L. 21 Mar 1919 - 19 Sep 2003 SN-L 22 Sep 2003

[Note: Son of Charles M. & Cecil L. (  ) Rogers; married Ruth L. Wageman 21 Oct 1919 - 18 Jul 2003]

Ivy L. Rogers, age 84, of Springfield, passed away at 2:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 2003. Ivy was born March 21, 1919, in Springfield, Mo., to Cecil L. and Charles M. Rogers. Many of his young years were spent growing up on a farm in Richland, Mo. His family returned to Springfield and he graduated from Senior High School in Springfield, and attended SMS and Drury College. He served during World War II in the Sea Bees branch of the Navy. He retired from the Federal Prison System, where he worked at the Federal Medical Center. He spent five years in Marion, Ill. as the construction consultant for the building of the Marion Maximum Security Federal Prison. He then moved his family to Morgantown, W.Va., and lived there for six years, being the construction consultant for the building of the Robert Kennedy Youth Center, a minimum detention facility for young adults. He became very active in community affairs and church while there. He and his wife Ruth were instrumental in forming the first Southern Baptist Church in Morgantown. While there, he was presented with a key to the city for outstanding achievements. From there he moved his family to Washington, D.C., where he was Director of Construction of the U.S. Federal Prison System. The Rogers' moved back home to Springfield where Ivy retired from the Prison System in 1974. After a short time, he became a consultant for Greene County. He was the construction consultant for the Greene County Jail, the Greene County Juvenile Building, Greene County Office Building and the recently built Greene County Court House. Ivy was a deacon and member of South Haven Baptist Church. He previously taught Sunday School and worked with the youth for many years at Temple Baptist Church. He was active in Boy Scouts, and very proud that both of his sons achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and received the God and Country Award. He retired after 13 years on the Board of Directors of Guaranty Federal Savings and Loan in October, 2002. He was a member of Abu Ben Adhem Shrine, past president and Lion of the Year of Springfield Host Lions Club, and served on the board of Alpha House. Ivy was past recipient of the Outstanding Humanitarian Award by the Medical Center Jaycees and the Outstanding Dept. of Justice Employee of the Year Award by the Attorney General of the United States. In addition to his parents, Ivy was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth, on July 18, 2003; an infant son, Danny Dean Rogers; son Dr. Charles I. Rogers, his wife, Ann, and their infant daughter, Kelly Marie; a grandson, Michael Lee Frost; and a brother, Paul Rogers. He is survived by son Russ Rogers and wife Janet, Overland Park, Kan.; daughters Sandy Frost and husband Bonus, Springfield, and Dana Williams and husband Charley, Ozark, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at 2 p.m. in South Haven Baptist Church with Dr. J. R. Duncan officiating under the direction of Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel. Burial will follow in Maple Park Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. in Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dr. Charles I. Rogers Scholarship Fund, c/o Southwest Baptist University, 1600 University, Bolivar, MO 65613. Ivy's family would like him to be remembered as a Christian man who loved Jesus Christ with all of his heart and adored his wife and family.

Rogers, Jackie Gene 14 Feb 1932 - 27 Sep 1985 OH 10 Oct 1985 p15

[Note: Daughter of Russell L. & Gladys Marie (Barnard) Rogers; married Teresa Ann]

Services for Jackie Gene Rogers, 53, Roseburg, Oregon, were held Oct. 5 in McCracken Cemetery, east of Ozark. The body was cremated under the direction of Long and Shuckle Memorial Chapel, Roseburg. Mr. Rogers died Sept. 27 in his home following a long illness. He is a native of Rogersville,. An Air Force veteran of the Korean War, he was past commander of American Legion Post No. 68 and past Noble Grand of the IOOF Lodge in Clatskanic, Ore. Survivors include his wife, Teresa Ann; three sons, Ronald, Russell and Richard, all of the state of Oregon; a daughter, Rita Sue Spencer, the state of Oregon; his mother and stepfather, Gladys and Clell Farthing; his father, Russell l., Portland, Ore.; a brother, Charles P., Springfield, and two grandchildren

 

Rogers, James Walter 1 Dec 1910 - 6 Sep 1990 OH 13 Sep 1990

[Note: Son of Cy & Addie (Woods) Rogers; married Mar 1933 Sylvia Mae Jennings]

James "Walter" Rogers, 79, a lifelong resident of Rogersville, died 1:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 1990 in Kimbrough Nursing Home, after a long illness. He was born Dec. 1, 1910 in Ozark, to Cy and Addie Woods Rogers. He was a retired construction worker. He was married to Sylvia Mae Jennings in March 1933 at Buffalo. He was preceded in death by a son, James Richard Rogers, and two adopted daughters, Jo and Debbie Rogers. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia, of the home; two daughters, Louise White, Rogersville, and Darlene Aldridge, Springfield; a brother, Troy Rogers, Rogersville; three sisters, Lela Webb, Springfield, Loretta Bowers, Hardy, Ark., and Clella Norton, Los Angeles; 10 grandchildren, Rod Daniels, Tyler, Texas, Rhonda Gross, Frankston, Texas, Shari Fish, LaPorte, Texas, Tami Case, Wichita Falls, Texas, David White, Marshfield, Don, Richard and Howard Aldridge, all of Albany, Ore., and Crystal Johansen, Whitehouse, Tenn.; and 15 great-grandchildren; several nieces; nephews: great- and great-great-nieces and nephews. Services were Sunday in Preston-Marsh Funeral Home, Rogersville, with the Rev. Dwayne Harris officiating. Burial was in Eastlawn Cemetery, Springfield.

 

Rogers, James Winston, Dr. 1889 - Oct 1956  CCR 25 Oct 1956 p1

[Note: Son of John Clark &  Ivie Elvinia (Southwick) Rogers; married Frances May Dorchester 1892 - 25 Feb 1935; married Myrtle B. Walker Oct 1890 - 10 Sep 1966 ]

Funeral services for Dr. James W. Rogers, 67. member of one of Ozarks most outstanding pioneer families who died Tuesday of a heart condition at his home in Tulsa will be held there Saturday morning at o’clock. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery at Tulsa. The son of John C. and Ivie E. Rogers, he graduated from Ozark high school and attended the University of Oklahoma where he lettered four years as an end on the football team and received the Bachelor of Science degree. He received his degree as Doctor of Medicine from the University of Michigan. He retired in 1953 after more than 40 years in active practice at Tulsa as a physician and urologist. Doctor Rogers was a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity, the Oklahoma and American Medical Associations, life member of the Tulsa County Medical Association, past Chairman of the Urological Division of the Oklahoma Medical Association and a member of the Southwest Urological Society. He was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church at Tulsa. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Rogers, a son, James W. Rogers, Jr. of Lyons, Kan; four daughters, Mrs. John Turner of Tulsa, Mrs. Ernestine Roberts, Oklahoma City, Mrs. Frances Grave, Columbus, Kan., and Mrs. Margaret Hainline, Detroit; 11 grandchildren, four brothers, Herbert N. Rogers, Springfield, R. Emmett Rogers, Ozark, J. B. Rogers, San Francisco and C. E. Rogers, Washington, D. C.; one sister, Ruth E. Rogers, Beverly Hills, Calif.  Funeral services will be held in the Stanley Funeral Chapel, 12 12th at Boulder, at Tulsa.

 

Rogers, Janie M. (Maples) 1 Jan 1897 - 12 Sep 1973  OH 20 Sep 1973 p8

[Note: Daughter of  Lorenzo Perry “Renzy” & Margaret E. (Couch) Maples; married  Fred A. Rogers  19 May 1901 - 16 Dec 1983]

Nixa - Funeral services for Mrs. Janie Rogers, 76, of Route 2, Nixa, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Harris Chapel here with the Rev. Joseph M. Fahl officiating, Burial was in Delaware Cemetery west of Nixa. Mrs. Rogers died last Wednesday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, after a short illness.

 

Rogers, Jerry Smith 31 Dec 1942 – 31 Aug 1997   CCH-N 6 Sep 1997

[Note: Son of Murl Greene & Lucy O. (Storie) Rogers; married 1962 Joyce Ann Rancy]

Jerry Smith Rogers, age 54, of Ozark, died Sunday, August 31, 1997, in Cox Medical Center South, from a sudden heart attack. He was born December 31, 1942, in Springfield and was the son of Murl Greene Rogers and Lucy O. Storie Rogers. His parents preceded him in death. In 1962 he and Joyce Ann Rancy were married. They had lived in Ozark for twenty-six years. Mr. Rogers was a gifted mechanic employed by the Missouri Highway Patrol. He was a member of the Southside Church of Christ in Ozark. He was a deacon and had traveled to Panama for mission work. He loved the time he could spend with his family and was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. Survivors include: his wife, Joyce; three sons and their wives, Phil John and Paula Ann Rogers, Fenton, Kerry .James and Cristen Rogers, Ozark, and Tod Murl and Lesa G. Rogers, Reeds Spring; three grandsons, Austin, Zacquary, and Tyler Rogers; three step-grandchildren, Alan and Andy Taylor and Amanda Waldrup; three sisters, Murlene Nunn, Niangua, Joy Manuel, Bellflower, California, and Junie Gullett, Springfield; and a brother, Mike Rogers, California. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 3, 1997 at the Southside Church of Christ, Ozark, with Charles Eakins officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.

 

Rogers, Jesse Ray 3 Mar 1977 - 3 Sep 1997  CCH-N 10 Sep 1997

[Note: Son of Jacky Ray & Karen Jean (Eaton) Rogers]

Jesse Ray Rogers, age 20, Ozark, died Wednesday, Sept. 3. He was born March 3, 1977 in Tulsa, Okla., and was a graduate of Nixa High School. He made a profession of faith on Easter morning, April 22, 1984 and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mannford, Okla. Jesse was supervisor of the paint department for Tracker Marine in Ozark. Survivors include: his parents, Jacky Ray Rogers and Karen Jean (Eaton) Rogers, Ava; a sister, Shelly Breedlove; and her husband, Kevin, of Peculiar; paternal grandmother, Zella Rogers, Tulsa, Okla.; maternal grandparents, Harry and Lou Eaton, Sand Springs, Okla.; a niece; Kelsey Breedlove; a nephew, Joshua Breedlove; and other relatives. Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 6, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery north of Ozark.

 

Rogers, Jessie 8 Mar 1903 - 23 Mar 1979 OH 29 Mar 1979 p6

[Note: married Ella; birthdate from SSDI disagrees with age in obit]

Jess Rogers, 79, Springfield, died last Friday in the Cox Medical Center. Among those surviving are his wife Ella and a daughter, Mrs. Jack Watson of Nixa. Services were held Tuesday in the Klingner Chapel with burial in White Chapel Cemetery.

 

Rogers, Jessie B. 30 Mar 1887 - 15 Dec 1978 OH 21 Dec 1978 p7

ROGERSVILLE - Services for Mrs. Jessie B. Rogers, 91, Springfield, a former Rogersville resident, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Marsh Chapel with the Rev. Bill Evans officiating. Burial was in Hazelwood Cemetery in Springfield. Mrs. Rogers died at 8:30 p.m. Friday in Mercy Villa Nursing Home, Springfield after a long illness. She was a retired pharmacist and farmer. Survivors include one nephew, Sherman Rogers, Tulare, Calif.

 

Rogers, Jo Ella (Miller) 8 May 1939 - 29 Jul 2002 SN-L 2 Aug 2002

[Note: Daughter of Bly & Bea (  ) Miller; married Richard L. Rogers 2 Feb 1931 - 24 Jul 2001]

Jo Ella Rogers, 63, Springfield, passed away at 4 a.m. Monday, July 29, 2002 in St. John’s Hospital. The daughter of Bly and Bea Miller, she was born May 8, 1939 in Pulaski County, Mo. She was a homemaker and member of the Baptist Church. With her husband, Richard Rogers, who died July 24, 2001, they had operated an antique store in Springfield several years. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Kelly Hall in 2000. She is survived by one daughter and her husband, Teresa and Roy Farmer, Re public, Mo.; two sons, Steve Harrison and Rick Rogers, Springfield; a stepson, Marty Rogers, Springfield; three sisters, Janice Henson, Rolla, Fran Claiborn, Crocker, Mo., and Patty Kay Sullivan, St. Charles, Mo.; and eight grandchildren. Services will be at 3 p.m. today in Greenlawn Funeral Home South, with Pastor Sue Warner officiating. Burial will be in Holland Cemetery near Rogersville. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Jo Ella was a wonderful wife, mother, sister and grandmother and will be deeply missed by her family and many friends. Springfield News-Leader, August 2, 2002.

Rogers, John Byron 20 Feb 1887 - 2 Nov 1971  CCR 18 Nov 1971 p8

[Note: Son of John Clark & Ivie Elvinia (Southwick) Rogers]

John Byron Rogers, 84, died Tues, Nov. 2 in a nursing home near San Francisco, Calif, where he had been a patient the past year. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John C. Rogers of Ozark, he attended Ozark schools, Drury College at Springfield and the Engineering School, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He played football at Drury and also at Michigan University under the noted coach Fielding Yost. He worked as an engineering draftsman until his retirement in the early ‘60s. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Betty Jane Massey of San Francisco; two brothers, Herbert N. Rogers of Ozark and Charles E. Rogers of Washington, D. C. and one grandson. Funeral services and burial were at San Francisco.

Rogers, John Clark 7 Aug 1853 - 24 Jul 1942 CCR 30 Jul 1942 p1

[Note: Son of Robert & Juritta (Watts) Rogers; married 21 Dec 1882 Ivie Elvinia Southwick 23 Jun 1861 - 17 Mar 1949]

John Clark Rogers died at his home in Ozark last Friday evening, July 24, 1942. He would have been 89 had he lived to his next birthday, August 7. The immediate cause of his death was a congestion of the lungs. He had had a cancer on his neck for more than two years, for 13 years he had been a semi-invalid. At the time of his death, Mrs. Rogers was with him, as were Margaret Rogers, a granddaughter, his faithful attendant of recent months, L.A. Carter, and Mrs. Albert Morwood, a neighbor. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Frank Brewster at the Presbyterian church in Ozark. Burial was in Hazelwood cemetery at Springfield. The Masonic Lodge of Ozark conducted the burial services, led by Fred Wade. Three of his sons returned to Ozark to attend the funeral, H.N. Rogers of Springfield, Dr. J.W. Rogers of Tulsa, and Charles E. Rogers of Ames, Iowa. His two other sons and his daughter were unable to be present. These are Commander R.E. Rogers of Washington, D.C., J.B. Rogers of Alemeda, Calif., and Ruth Elinor Rogers of Sacramento, Calif. His grandsons Howard and John Rogers, former residents of Ozark, came from Tulsa, their present home, to attend the funeral. Mrs. H.N. Rogers and Mrs. J.W. Rogers, the former Myrtle Walker of Ozark, came to Ozark with their husbands. A number of relatives and family friends from out of town attended the funeral. Among those were Mrs. Carrie Rogers, the widow of his brother, I.N. Rogers, and his nephews John and Elmer Wilkerson and their wives of the Elm Grove and Rogersville neighborhoods; Dr. and Mrs. C.B. Elkins, Mr. and Mrs. R. Neil Gray, Dr. and Mrs. J.A. Robertson, Mrs. Jane Watson, Mrs. Leonard Walker, Miss Helen Walker, Mrs. Lydia Aven, Mrs. Daisy Collins, Mr. and Mrs. John Clark, and Charles Sansone of Springfield; William Collier of Kansas City; Charles Walker and Hal Walker of Milwaukee; Mrs. Nelle Heaton of Sparta; and Mrs. Nellie Walker of Nixa. Mr. Rogers was closely identified with the political business, and social life of the community throughout an active career extending over half a century. He was mayor of Ozark when illness forced him to retire 13 years ago. He had previously retired from active business, after having been identified with the Christian County Bank from its founding in 1886.He was cashier of the bank at his retirement. As a young man he had gone to St. Louis with his brother, I.N. Rogers to study medicine, but soon discovered that he was not temperamentally adapted to the requirements of the profession and turned to commercial studies. At the completion of his course, he returned to Christian county where he first taught country school and then ran for county office. He was successively county assessor from 1876 to 1878, and county clerk, circuit clerk and recorder from 1878 to 1887, the latter three offices being combined at that time. He retained his interest in politics throughout his active years. He was identified with the progressive wing of the Republican party. He was a Roosevelt Progressive in the campaign of 1912. A story teller of extraordinary ability, Mr. Rogers kept alive many of the epic events of the community. His stories are stories that his grandsons and neighbors and friends are now telling; stories that may well find their way into the lasting literature of the region. Most dramatic perhaps was his eyewitness account of the Bald Knobber executions in the jail yard at Ozark in1889. He remembered also many episodes of the Civil War. His father was a country doctor and although he was a strong Union sympathizer, he ministered to the wounded on both sides, and was never molested by the guerrillas of either North or South, both of whom were active in this region. Mr. Rogers was born on the farm near Rogersville which his father homesteaded some time before 1852. The farm has been in the family continuously since his father homesteaded it and is now the home of Mrs. Carrie Rogers and her daughter, Jessie and son, Jack. Mr. Rogers was the last of a family of three brothers and three sisters who were born on the old Rogers farm. Many of the community improvements of Ozark and Christian County owe their initial impetus to Mr. Rogers. He was a lifetime proponent of better roads. He installed the first water works in Ozark. He and his business partner, John S. Taylor, invested their capital in many enterprises which developed the resources of the community, including banks, store buildings, mills, mining, and other industries. Long before state and federal agencies sent extension agents into the field to advise farmers on better farm practices, the offices of Rogers and Taylor in the Christian County Bank at Ozark were a clearing house of information of the latest developments of scientific agriculture. His hobbies were horses, vegetable gardening, hunting, and swimming. His saddle and driving horses were pets and companions. They were a luxury in which he indulged himself without stint because he loved horses. He took great pride in his vegetable garden, and tried each season to be the first in Ozark to have green corn for the table, keeping succeeding crops coming regularly throughout the season until frost. He was an expert rifleman, and taught his sons and many other young men how to use a rifle. He also taught many youngsters how to swim in the swimming holes of Finley River. His life was probably extended a decade by the devoted attention of Mrs. Rogers. Almost throughout the 13 years of his semi-invalidism he required the sort of care a patient receives in a sanitarium or hospital. Mrs. Rogers gave him much more than such a patient can usually hope to receive, thus extending his life to almost the span of four score years and ten.

Rogers, John H. 26 Feb 1922 - 30 Sep 2010 SN-L 6 Oct 2010

[Note: Son of Louis & Anna (Pletcher) Rogers; married Marie E. ? - 1995; no definite match on SSDI for any of the ten Marie Rogers who died 1995, possibly 2 Apr 1922 - 26 Mar 1995 who died in Rochester NY]

Major John H. Rogers USAF (Ret), 88, of Liberty, Missouri, passed away September 30, 2010. He was born February 26, 1922 in Perryton, Texas, the son of Louis and Anna Rogers. He was a 1939 graduate of Sparta High School, Sparta, Missouri. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the Southwestern Missouri State University. He retired in 1982 as a General Road Foreman of Engines, Western District after 35 years of service with the Union Pacific Rail Road and Missouri Pacific Rail Road. He also retired from the Air Force after 30 years of active duty and reserve service, including service in the Pacific Theatre during World War II and the occupation of Japan after the war as a B-26 and B-24 pilot, completing his Air Force career with the 442nd Tactical Airlift Wing in 1972 at Richard-Gebaur. Mr. Rogers was a 32nd degree Mason with 50 years of membership with the Scottish Rite and the Order of the Eastern Star. He volunteered with the The Fellowship of the Concerned, Habitat for Humanity, Liberty Hospital with 15,000 hours of service and was a Missouri Senior Service Award honoree in September 2008. His memberships also included the Liberty Lions Club and the Liberty Kiwanis Club. John belonged to the Methodist Men's organization and was named the 2002 Methodist Man of the Year. And, he served on the Mid-America Regional Council. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie E. Rogers in 1995. He was also preceded by his brothers and sisters: Blanche Goins, Bessie Arms, George Rogers and Benjamin Rogers. Survivors include a son, Micheal Rogers of Liberty, Missouri; brothers and their wives, Pletcher and Bonnie Rogers and Charles and Wilma Rogers, all of Sparta, Missouri; sisters and their husbands, Arlene Goins of Groveland, Illinois, Vivion and Glen Johns of Springfield, Missouri, Susie and I.J. Johns of Sparta, Missouri, and Pauline Ryals of Morton, Illinois; sister-in-law, Patricia Tolliver and family of Springfield, Missouri. A celebration of his life will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 5, 2010, in the Liberty United Methodist Church, 1001 Sunset Street, Liberty, Missouri. A gathering of family and friends will be from 6 to 8 .m., Monday, October 4, 2010, in the Church-Archer-Pasley Funeral Home. Interment will be at 11a.m., Thursday, October 7, 2010, in the White Chapel Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri. Military Honors will be rendered by members of Whiteman AFB, Missouri. The family suggest memorial contributions be sent to the Liberty Lions Club or the Liberty Kiwanis Club, c/o the funeral home. Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.churcharcherpasley.com (Arr: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Church-Archer-Pasley Funeral Home, 119 E. Franklin, Liberty, Missouri 64068 816-781-

Rogers, John Sherman, Dr. Sep 1892 - 19 Feb 1943 CCR 25 Feb 1943 p1

[Note: Son of Dr. Isaac Newton & Margaret Carrie (Hildebrand) Rogers; married Doris Lawler]

Word was received last Friday of the sudden death, due to a heart attack, of Dr. Sherman Rogers at his home at Tulare, Calif. His mother, Mrs. Carrie Rogers, and sister, Miss Jessie Rogers, left Saturday morning by train for Tulare.

Rogers, Johnny 27 Jul 1912 - 26 Mar 1982  OH 1 Apr 1982 p11

[Note: Son of Gillem & Letta (  ) Rogers; SSDI spells name Johney]

Services for Johnny Rogers, 69, Lebanon, were held March 29 in Palmer-Pickerington Chapel with Roger Tribble officiating. Burial was in Prospering Cemetery. Mr. Rogers died March 26 in Cox Medical Center, Springfield, after a long illness. Survivors include four sons, Roy, BIlly and Jody, all of Kansas City, and Rickie, Houston, Texas; seven daughters, Alma Allen, Strafford, Imogene Lillard, Nixa, Glenda McBride, Conway, Vicky Rogers, Kansas Vity and Donna Appleberry, Rebecca Rogers, and Cindy Williams, all of Lebanon; two brothers, Elvin, state of Washington and Roma, Lebanon; six sisters, Gladys Pippin, Alma Mizer, Goldie Prater and Bonnie Sein, all of Lebanon, Clara Ford, Hartville and Ruby Jones, state of Iowa; and 19 grandchildren.

Rogers, Leander 12 Jul 1874 - 15 Apr 1942 CCR 23 Apr 1942 p1

[Note: Son of George W. & Mahalia (Hammond) Rogers; married 1904 Luella Van Dyke 24 Mar 1877 - 25 Jan 1959]

Funeral services for Leander Rogers, 67, a resident of the Chadwick community for the past seven years, were held Tuesday, April 19, in the Chadwick Baptist church by Rev. A.S. Hanks of Selmore, with burial in Chadwick cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. Death occurred April 15 at his home in Chadwick. A native of Palmer, Kansas, Mr. Rogers was married in 1904 to Luellia Van Dyke, and to this union were born three children. Survivors include the widow, a son, Charles Leander, of Chadwick, a daughter, Mrs. H.E. Winfrey of Arapahoe, Colo., four grandchildren, a step granddaughter, two sisters and one brother. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church of Chadwick.

Rogers, Linda Kathryn (Rogers) Nicholson 3 Feb 1941 - 17 Sept 2003 CCH-N 24 Sept 2003

[Note: Daughter of Perry Edward & Arizona May (Jones) Rogers]

Linda Kathryn Rogers, 62, Fort Worth, Texas, formerly of Nixa, died Sept. 17, 2003, in North Hills Hospital, North Richland Hills, Texas. She was born Feb. 3, 1941, in Nixa, the daughter of Perry Edward and Arizona May (Jones) Rogers. Rogers had lived in Fort Worth, Texas, for the last 10 years, where she was employed by BNSF. She was looking forward to retirement after almost 30 years with the railroad. She was a member of the Willow Park Baptist Church in Aledo, Texas, and also the NARBW-ICU Lodge No. 805.  Rogers was preceded in death by her parents; a baby sister, Louise; and two brothers, Harold Edward and Rolland D. Rogers.  Survivors include two sons, Edward Nicholson and Patrick Nicholson; three grandchildren; brother Charles "Noel" Rogers and his wife, Edith, Rogersville; two sisters, Hazel Mae Creson, Republic, and Wilma "Juanita" Bunch, Ozark; a niece, Florence Dayball, Seminole, Fla.; a great-nephew, John M. Howard; other relatives and a host of friends. Services were at 10 a.m. Sept. 22 in Meadors Funeral Homes, Republic, with the Rev. Steve Ward officiating. Burial followed in McConnell Cemetery, Nixa. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2003

Rogers, Lola M. (Clevenger) 1 Sep 1908 - 10 May 1973 SL-P 11 May 1973

[Note: married Claude Rogers]

Funeral services for Mrs. Lola M. Rogers, 64, of Lebanon will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Montgomery Chapel in Buffalo with the Rev. Faust Matthews officiating. Burial will be in the Manley Cemetery near Springfield. Mrs. Rogers died at 8:05 p.m. Thursday at the Cox Medical Center after a long illness. She was a member of the Pleasant Hills Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband Claude; four sons, Ralph of Long Lane, Roy of Conway and Harold and Him, both of Buffalo; two sisters, Mrs. Maxine Mahurun of Marionville and Mrs. Nellie Martin of Crane, three brothers, Clifford Clevenger of Springfield, Andrew Clevenger of Marionville and Tommy Clevenger of Clarksburg Calif.; 23 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Springfield Leader and Press, May 11 1973.

 

Rogers, Luella (Van Dyke) 24 Mar 1877 - 25 Jan 1959    CCR 5 Feb 1959 p6

[Note: Daughter of William G. & Rebecca (McClain) Van Dyke; married Leander Rogers 12 Jul 1874 - 15 Apr 1942]

Funeral services for Mrs. Luella Van Dyke Rogers, 87, who died Jan. 25 at her home in Chadwick, were held Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chadwick Baptist Church, with Rev. Roy Shipman officiating. Burial was in Chadwick  Cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. A native of Rooks County, Kansas, she was a longtime resident of Chadwick and a member of the Chadwick Baptist Church.  Survivors include one son, Charles L. Rogers and one daughter, Mrs. H. E. Winfrey, both of Chadwick; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Rogers, Lula E. “Lou” (Baird) 21 Jul 1888 - 5 Sep 1975  OH 11 Sep 1975 p11

[Note: Daughter of Andrew C. & Martha C. (Miller) Baird; married Jim Rogers]

Lou Rogers, 87, of Ontario, Calif., died Friday, Sept. 5 in the San Bernardino Nursing Home after a lingering illness. Funeral services were held Monday, September 8. She was a native of Ozark and had moved to California in the later 1920’s. She is survived by one son, Ross Rogers and one daughter, Mrs. Mary Morriset, both of Calif. Also three sisters, Mrs. Diana Shepherd of Colton, Calif. and Mrs. Francis King and Mrs. Lon Blevins, both of Ozark, and one brother, Sherman Baird of Dodge City, Kans.

Rogers, Margaret Carrie (Hildebrand) Stevenson 22 May 1866 - 22 Jul 1943 CCR 19 Aug 1943 p1

[Note: Daughter of Peter & Margaret Ann (Pepper) Hildebrand; married Jacob Stevenson; married 22 Sep 1886 Dr. Isaac Newton Rogers 28 Dec 1849 - 12 Oct 1938]

Mrs. Carrie Rogers, route 1, Rogersville, died at her home recently, following a year’s illness. She was the widow of Dr. I.N. Rogers, prominent physician of the Rogersville community, who died five years ago. She was a lifelong resident of the Rogersville community and it was after the Rogers family that the town was named. She was a member of the Methodist church and the Eastern Star organization and the Henderson club. Funeral services were held in the Herman Lohmeyer chapel, Springfield, with burial in Hazelwood cemetery. She is survived by one son, Jack, of the home; two daughters, Miss Jessie Rogers of the home and Mrs. Peach Brown of Washington, D.C., and one grandson, Sherman Rogers Jr. of Tulare, Cal. Mrs. Ivie Rogers of Ozark, widow of the late John C. Rogers, is a sister-in-law. Dr. I.N. Rogers and John C. were brothers.

Rogers, Marion (Hackett) 20 Mar 1886 - 17 Oct 1971  CCR 21 Oct 1971 p1

[Note: married Cmdr. Robert Emmett Rogers Jun 1886 - 15 Jul 1971]

Mrs. Marion Hackett Rogers died Oct. 17, 1971 at Annapolis, Md where she resided. She was the widow of the late Cmdr. Robert Emmet Rogers who died recently at Ozark. Surviving are a daughter, Margaret , Mrs. T. D. Sherer and a son, Lewis Bayly Rogers, both of Annapolis. Funeral services were Wednesday Oct. 20 at Annapolis with burial in St. Anne’s Cemetery there.

Rogers, Mary Emma (Meese) 25 Jun 1872 - 8 Nov 1932 CCR 17 Nov 1932 p1

[Note: Daughter of James Franklin & Jane (Boyd) Meese; married 12 Feb 1893 Edward A. “Ed Rogers 15 May 1864 - 29 Sep 1923]

Mrs. Mary E. Rogers was born in Cherokee county, Kansas, on June 25, 1872 and departed this life at her home near Battlefield, Nov. 8, 1932, aged 60 years, 4 months and 13 days. She was married to E.A. Rogers, Feb. 12, 1893. To this union were born 11 children. The husband and two children have preceded her in death. Those who survive are Perry Fred, Onis, Harve and Ervin Rogers, Mrs. Nannie Frazier, Mrs. Marie Maples, Mrs. Reda Davis and Miss Wretha Rogers. Three brothers, Ed Meese of Battlefield, Will Meese of Rogersville and Tobe Meese of Springfield, also survive. She was converted about 17 years ago and has often expressed that she was ready to go and now God has called her to her eternal home and we can’t bring her back but we can all go to her. Funeral services were held Tuesday Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. at the residence, conducted by Rev. Lynn Swadley, pastor of Pythian Ave. Baptist Church in Springfield. Burial was made in the Manly Cemetery under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever--Contributed.

 

Robinson, Sena (Johnson) 27 Sep 1894 - 8 Aug 1973  OH 16 Aug 1973 p8

[Note: Daughter of James Monroe & Mary Jane (Hiles) Johnson; married Newt Robison 11 May 1887 - 11 Dec 1973]

Mrs. Sena Robinson, 78, died at the Kimbrough Nursing Home, Springfield, after a long illness. Mrs. Robinson, a lifelong resident of Sparta, was member of the Fairview Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Newt; a daughter, Mrs. Goldie Lee, Sparta; a sister, Mrs. Etta Reynolds, Nixa and one granddaughter. Funeral arrangements are under direction of Harris of Ozark.

 

 

Robison, Verbal S. (Bacon) White 14 Dec 1905 - 10 Jan 1992  NN-E 16 Jan 1992

[Note: Daughter of James & Della (  ) Bacon; married first Marvin Pete White; married second 18 Jun 1984 Lester Robison]

Verbal S. Robison, 86, Sparta, died at 6:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 1992 in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born Dec. 14, 1905 in Polk County to James and Della Bacon. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Sparta. She was preceded in death by a husband, Marvin Pete White. She then married Lester Robison June 18, 1984. Survivors include her husband, Lester Robison, of the home; her daughter, Earlene Hill, Kingman, Ariz.; a grandson, Jack Fields, Kingman, Ariz.; four great-grandchildren; seven sisters, Icle Roberts, Martineze, Calif., Wanda Wagoner, Ventura, Calif., Freda Glover, Halfway, Marceline Wilgus, Springfield, Roberta Parscale, Tucson, Ariz., Maxine Guinn, Fair Play, and Delores Scroggins, Bolivar; three bothers, Garley Bacon, Crane, Arlie Bacon, Buffalo, and James D. Bacon, Springfield; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services were held Tuesday in Harris Colonial Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Kenneth Lupton officiating. Burial followed in Slagle Cemetery, Morrisville.

 

Robison, Walter W. 4 Sep 1883 - 15 Jan 1967 CCR 2 Feb  1967 p1

[Note: Son of  William A. & Nancy Emaline (Green) Robison; married  Mary S. Baty  22 Feb 1888 - 8 Jun 1967]

Walter W. Robison, 83, a lifelong resident and retired farmer of Sparta, died at 11:20 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, in Mercy Villa, Springfield.  Mr. Robison is survived by his wife, Mary; four sons, Lester and Chester, both of Sparta, Rex of Wichita, Kan., Bob of Mountain Grove; one daughter, Mrs. Eileen Hodges, Sparta; two brothers, Tom of Eldorado Springs, and Newt of Sparta; 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Sparta Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis Swift officiating.  Burial was in Sparta Cemetery, under direction of Harris.

 

Robison, Wilma Irene (Johnson) 19 Aug 1910 - 21 Sep 2000  CCH-N 27 Sep 2000

[Note: Daughter of Solomon & Ota (McDaniel) Johnson; married 13 Sep 1930 Rex Robison]

Wilma Irene Robison, age 90, Ozark, passed away Thursday, September 21, 2000 in St. Johns Regional Health Center. She was born August 19, 1910 in Sparta, the daughter of Solomon and Ota McDaniel Johnson. Throughout her life she lived in Sparta, Wichita, Kansas and Ozark. She married Rex on September 13, 1930. He preceded her in death in 1955. She was also preceded in death by a son. Kenneth Robison, a grandson, John Thomas, and a sister, Norma Workman. Mrs. Workman was a homemaker, manager of Allen's Fabrics in Wichita and a long time employee of Ben Franklin store in Ozark. She was a member of Eastern Gate Baptist Church. During the past year, she has resided at the Baptist Home in Ozark. Survivors include: two daughters, Bonnie Angelo, Nixa, and Carole Thomas and her husband, Earl, Ozark; a son, Keith Robison, Sparta; fifteen grandchildren, Dick, Steve and Jeff Turner, Susan Jackson, Sharla Mayer, Greg and Curt Thomas, Rod, Brad and Russ Robison, Rhonda Dixon, Becky Collier, Kenny, Chris and Darin Robison; seventeen great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, September 24, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Terry Kendrick officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The Baptist Home, Ozark, PO. Box 1040, Ozark, MO 65721.

 

Robu, Duane W. 16 Nov 1923 - 3 Jul 2010  CCH-N 7 Jul 2010

[Note: Son of Louis & Goldie (   ) Robu; married 4 May 1946 Helen June McNally]

Duane W. Robu, 86, of Ozark, passed away July 3, 2010. He was born Nov. 16, 1923, in Parnell, Iowa ,the son of Louis and Goldie Robu. On May 4, 1946, he and Helen June McNally were united in marriage. Mr. Robu was a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps 2nd Division and served his country in Word War II. In civilian life, he was a railroad conductor for 39 years for the Chicago North Western Railroad. Duane loved boating, fishing, golf, hunting and especially watching NFL football. He was a man of high integrity and kindness and the happiness of his family always took precedence over his own. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters Rita and Dorothy Survivors include: His wife, Helen June Robu, Ozark, one daughter, Abby and Dr. James Lofgren, Ozark; four brothers, Mayford and Virginia Robu, Iowa, James and Pat Robu, Branson, Jack and Vernadine Robu, Nephi, Utah, and Joseph Robu, Iowa; two sisters, Connie and Dale Baack, Conroy, Iowa, and Jean and Richard Harris, South English, Iowa; two grandchildren, Brad Morris and Evan Morris; five great grandchildren, Seth, Abigayle, Haylie, Alex and Autumn Morris; special friends Jim and Linda Bortz and Ron Petzold. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Rocco, John Joseph 15 Aug 1932 - 27 Dec 2008 CCH-N 31 Dec 2008

[Note: Son of Joseph & Filonenia (Cioppa) Rocco; married ?; married Charlene]

John Joseph Rocco, 76, Springfield, died Dec. 27, 2008. He was born Aug. 15, 1932, in White Plains, N.Y., the son of Joseph and Filonenia (Cioppa) Rocco. John served his country in the U.S. Army and enjoyed working with the Ozark VFW Post 7628.  Survivors include:  his ex-wife, Charlene Rocco, Springfield; three children, Keely D. Rocco-O’Dell and husband Justin, Springfield, James R. Rocco, Battlefield, and Scott D. Rocco, Springfield; three grandchildren, Olivia, Colton and Akira; four brothers and four sisters.  John was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife; and a brother. A graveside service with full military honors by Bravo Team was held at 2 p.m. Dec. 30, in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, with Steve Maples officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Rock, Daniel 1937 - ? CCH-N 13 Jul 2005

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Rock, Diana Jo (Radford) 1939 - ? CCH-N 13 Jul 2005

[Note: married 8 Jul 1955]

            Daniel Rock and Diana Jo Radford were married on July 8, 1955 in Riverside, Calif. Dan’s uncle, Rev. Henry Rock, performed the ceremony. Just youngsters at the time (18 and 16, respectively, they’ve made it work for 50 years, and so it’s time to celebrate! Their four children and spouses: Sherry and Darrel Buttram of Crane, Darral and Celia Rock of Cooke City, Mont., Pam and John Johnson of Billings and Robert and Billie Rock of Ash Grove planned a special evening to honor their parents’ 50 years together. Originally from California, the Rocks moved to the Ozarks in the early 80’s and now reside in Nixa. They have been greatly blessed by their seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Family and friends wish them many more years of happiness together.

 

Rockhold, Lena Marie (Kessinger) 4 May 1921 - 31 Jul 2010 CCH-N 11 Aug 2010

[Note: Daughter of Earl & Jennie (Tweed) Kessinger; married 15 Mar 1954 Robert E. Rockhold 14 Apr 1933 - 24 Jan 2003]

Lena Marie Rockhold, 89, Ozark, passed away July 31, 2010, in Ozark Nursing and Care Center. She was born May 4, 1921, in Gladstone, Ill., the daughter of Earl and Jennie (Tweed) Kessinger. On March 15, 1954, she was united in marriage to Robert Rockhold. Lena is survived by eight children, Jerry Rockhold and wife Janice, Richard Rockhold and wife Nancy, Jim Rockhold and wife June, Robert Rockhold and wife Nancy, Janice Mayo, Bessie Robinson and husband Bruce, April Joseph, Penny Hahn and husband Robert; 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Lena was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Robert in 2003, and a son, Junior. The family extends a special “thank you” to Ozark Nursing and Care Center, their staff and hospice nurses for providing loving care for Lena. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Aug. 4, 2010, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, with Rev. Roy Tennison and Rev. Daren Roten officiating. Burial followed in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens, Springfield.

 

Rockhold, Robert E. 4 Apr 1933 - 24 Jan 2003  CCH-N 5 Feb 2003

[Note: Son of David Edward & Bessie (Fields) Rockhold; married 15 Mar 1954 Lena Marie Kessinger 4 May 1921 - 31 Jul 2010]

Robert E. Rockhold, 69, Ozark, died at 9 p.m. Jan. 24, 2003, in Christian Health Care, Nixa. He was born April 4, 1933, in Rock Island, Ill., to David Edward and Bessie (Fields) Rockhold. On March 15, 1954, in Joliet, Ill., he was united in marriage to Lena Marie Kessinger. Rockhold was retired from John Deere Equipment Company in Molten, Ill., where he was employed for many years. He will be remembered for his hardworking ethics, pranks and jokes, and most appreciated for his straight-forwardness. He attended the Assembly of God church in Ozark and Forsythia. He was preceded in death by both parents and one son, LaVerne Callahan. Survivors include his loving wife of 48 years, Lena Marie Rockhold; four sons, Jerry Rockhold and wife Janice, Ozark, Richard Rockhold and wife Nancy, Millersburg, Ill., Jim Rockhold and wife June, Silvis, Ill., and Robert Rockhold and wife Nancy, Washington, D.C.; four daughters, Janice Mayo, Rockaway Beach, Bessie Robinson and husband Bruce, Aledo, Ill., April Joseph, Phoenix, Ariz., and Penny Hun and husband Robert, Phoenix, Ariz.; one brother, Billy Rockhold, Rock Island, Ill.; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Rockhold will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. Services were at 2 p.m. Jan. 29 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Roy Tennison and the Rev. Daren Roten officiating. Burial was in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens, Springfield. Visitation was from 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 28 in the funeral home.

Rodgers, Charles Henry 22 Mar 1934 - 23 Aug 2011 CCH-N 31 Aug 2011on-line

Charles Henry Rodgers, 77, Marionville, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, in his home, with family at his side. He was born on March 22, 1934 in Lawrence County. Charles retired from Welch’s Packing Plant, and he was an avid fishing lure collector. He is survived by his children and their spouses, Charles and Cindy Rodgers, and Pam and Larry Spickard, all of Springfield, Tammy and Kevin Smart, Billings, Rita and Lee Bishop, Sarah and John Branson, and Lori and Ronnie Mitchell, all of Republic, and Sam Rodgers, Marionville; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother Melvin Rodgers, sister Helen Young, both of Marionville; numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends. The family would like to thank Dana and Somer, with St. John’s Hospice Care, for the love and care they have shown. A special thank you to Roger and Wanda Phillips. A visitation was 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, in the funeral home. Burial followed in Ruckman Cemetery, Chesapeake. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. John’s Hospice Care of Aurora. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.

 

Rodgers, Gladys Fern (Blades) 1918 - 26 Jul 2008 SN-L 27 Jul 2008

[Note: Daughter of Efton & Myrtle (Laney) Blades; married Wayne Rodgers]

Gladys Fern Rodgers, 90, Republic, passed away at 7:10 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2008, in Sonshine Manor, Republic. Funeral services will be held in Blades Chapel Church, Republic, at 2 p.m. Monday, July 28, 2008. Burial will follow in Blades Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. in the church. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Blades Chapel Church.

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Rodgers, Gladys Fern (Blades) 1918 - 26 Jul 2008 SN-L 28 Jul 2008

Mrs. Gladys Rodgers It is said that "A smile is the shortest distance between two people." That is the simple reason why Gladys was blessed with such a large circle of friends. Gladys lived 90 years before she went to be with the Lord on July 26, 2008. She was both saved and baptized in Blades Chapel west of Republic. If happiness is contagious, then Gladys was definitely a carrier. Her childhood nickname was "Happy", and that is how she lived her life, spreading cheer everywhere she went. Gladys Blades had the meager start of a tiny premature baby, weighing only 3 pounds. She was born to traveling evangelists, Myrtle (Laney) and Efton Blades. Gladys married Wayne Rodgers and moved to Republic, where she helped him to build more than 100 homes in the area. Her hard work and support was instrumental in their success. Gladys was blessed with a beautiful smile and she was generous to share it, lifting spirits everywhere she went. She never knew an enemy, or even a stranger for that matter. Now her own joy is made complete. She ran the race like a champion, and is even now reaping the reward of eternal life in Heaven. Her cheerful attitude and encouraging words are just two of her many traits that will be sorely missed until we are all reunited in Glory. Gladys was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne; her infant son, Jerry Lee; her grandson, Greg; and by her parents Efton and Myrtle Blades. She is survived by her children, Jo Dean and Don Rodgers and Brenda Alexander; seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints” Psalm 116:15 Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, July 28, 2008, in Blades Chapel Church, Republic, with Rev. Don Anderson officiating, under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. She will be laid to rest beside her husband in Blades Chapel Cemetery following the service. Visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, in the church prior to the service In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials made to Blades Chapel Church. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.

 

Rodgers, Pauline Marie (Johnson) 6 Feb 1924 - 30 Dec 2006 SN-L 2 Jan 2007

[Note: Daughter of Thomas Marion & Myrtle Ora (Floyd) Johnson]

Pauline Marie (Johnson) Rodgers died peacefully at the age of 82 on December 30, 2006, at Cox South after having suffered a stroke in July. Pauline was born on February 6, 1924, in Bradleyville, Missouri, the daughter of Thomas Marion and Myrtle Ora (Floyd) Johnson, who preceded her in death. She led a very active life before and after retirement from Sweetheart Cup. She was a longtime member of the First Congregational Church, Pink Dogwood Garden Club and the local Red Hat Society. After her retirement, she delivered Meals on Wheels, volunteered at Springfield Community Hospital, Cox Walnut Lawn and quilted weekly at St. John's United Church of Christ. She attended the First Congregational Church and St. John's United Church of Christ. Pauline will be missed by all who ever tasted her award winning pies and other tasty delights. Survivors include her three loving children, Thelma Jean (Dee) Scrivner, of St. Charles, Vicki Jarecke (David Ownbey, friend), of Springfield, and Max (Tina) Rodgers, of Nixa; seven grandchildren, Jeanine Scrivner (Larry Whitman, friend), of St. Charles, Connie (Eric) Schaffer, of St. Peters, Norval (Kristi) Scrivner, of Denver, Colorado, Carla (Mark) Eaton, of San Jose, Calif., Dennis (Susan) Jarecke, of Cleveland, Ohio, Sally Moore and David Rodgers, of Nixa; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation for Pauline Rodgers will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, January 2, 2007, at Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home at Midtown, 1635 N. Benton, Springfield. Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 3, at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home with interment to follow in Bethel Cemetery at Bradleyville, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that you make a donation in Pauline's name to the charity of your choice.

 

Rodgers, Sarah Ellen (Reynolds) 18 Nov 1855 - 21 May 1937 CCR 27 May 1947 p1

[Note: Daughter of Edward & Lucinda (Waters) Reynolds; married 14 Aug 1885 Horace Rodgers]

Sarah Ellen Reynolds was born in Pittsboro, IN, Nov. 14, 1855, and died May 21, 1937, aged 82 years, 6 months and 4 days, at her home in Springfield. She was married to Horace Rodgers on Aug. 14, 1885. To this union two children were born. She was preceded in death by her husband and daughter. The son, C.W. Rodgers, survives. She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Effie Pemberton of Springfield and Mrs. Nettie Renfro of near Columbia. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 23, at 1 o’clock in the Grandview church at Columbia, with Rev. Rose officiating. Burial was made in the Grandview cemetery under the direction of T.B. Chaffin of Ozark.

 

Rodriquez, Ava I. (Keltner) 23 Apr 1914 - 30 Nov 1969  CCR 4 Dec 1969 p8

[Note: Daughter of Laco E. & Ruby C. (Nokes) Keltner]

Funeral services for Mrs. Ava I. Rodriquez, 55, of Nixa, were at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Harris Chapel, Nixa with the Rev. Joseph Fahl officiating. Mrs. Rodriquez, a native of Nixa, was a former resident of Kansas City. She died at 12:45 p.m. Sunday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, following a short illness. Survivors include one son, Sgt. Kelly Rodriquez with the U. S. Army stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky.; one daughter, Mrs. Martha Ann Young of Nixa; her mother, Mrs. Ruby Keltner of Nixa; and one grandson.

 

Rodriguez, Sonia E. 23 Mar 1959 - 26 Apr 2008 SN-L 30 Apr 2008

[Note: Daughter of ? & Juanita (Haverstock) Rodriquez]

My love for you will never fade. Twenty two years we were lovers, no matter what anyone says pro or con. In your honor I have built a church worthy of ministering the gospel of the lord Jesus Christ, for surely those judgmental churches have driven more souls away from god than they ever saved. Memorial services will be held in the Diversity Christian fellowship. Memorial contributions can be sent to McCormick Ministries at 1628 N Sherman, Springfield MO 65803.

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Rodriguez, Sonia E. 23 Mar 1959 - 26 Apr 2008 SN-L 2 May 2008

Sonia E. Rodriguez 03/23/59 - 04/26/08 Sonia went into the arms of Jesus at 2 a.m., on April 26. She was met there by her maternal grandmother and grandfather, Helen and Howard Haverstock. Sonia was a light in a dark world. She ministered love and kindness to all that she met. Her generosity and her testimony of Jesus will live on in the lives of those she touched. She was also a gifted artist and poet. She is survived by her mother, Juanita Steel and her stepfather, Joseph Steel of Ozark; her sisters, Rita Mercedes, N.Y.; Silvia Stephens, Springfield, Mo.; and her brother, Rick Rodriguez, Springfield; her nephews, Sean, Arend, Paul, Alex, and Nathaniel; nieces, Ruth and Laura; step-siblings, Dorothy Payne, Terri Adamson and Mike Steel; her very close friends, Anise, Debbie, Melanie and Rita; and countless others who loved her deeply. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, May 24, location pending. PLEASE DO NOT SEND any contributions to McCormick Ministries or the Diversity Christian Fellowship, this organization is not sanctioned by the family.

 

Roemerman,  Bewley Lenore “Baa” (Williams) Kitchin Kile 25 Mar 1915 - 29 Oct 2006 SN-L 1 Nov 2006

[Note: married ? Kitchin; married ? Kile; married 1947 John L. Roemerman d 21 Oct 1999]

Bewley Lenore  “Baa” Williams Roemerman was born on March 25, 1915, and passed on to be with the Lord on Oct. 29, 2006, in Nixa, Mo. She will join her beloved husband of 52 years, John L. Roemerman, who preceded her in death on Oct. 21, 1999. In 1985, Lenore moved to Nixa, Mo., to be closer to their family and to help care for their great-grandchildren. She is survived by a daughter, Peggy Kitchin Teters; a stepson, David Kile and wife Pat; a special daughter, Cindy Reser; one brother-in-law, Raymond Osborn; three grandchildren, Susan Teters Forte, Patti Teters Smith and Kathryn Kile; one granddaughter-in-law, Elfrieda Teters; five great-grandchildren, John Stephen Teters and David Teters, Chandler Ridinger Johnston and husband Kevin, Chelsea Forte and Chase Forte; and several extended cousins, nieces, and nephews. Lenore loved her family and was a tremendous part of their lives. All of her "kids" loved her dearly and times spent with her will be memories not forgotten. Lenore loved deeply and did everything for everybody. Visitation will be held at Porter & Sons Funeral Home, 1835 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan., on Thurs., Nov. 2, 2006, at 1 p.m., with graveside services at 2 p.m. in Highland Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association Heart of America Chapter, 3846 W. 75th St. Prairie Village, KS 66208, in honor of Lenore's surviving daughter, Peggy Lou Teters.

 

Rogers, Addie E. (Woods) 7 Mar 1888 - 15 Oct 1926 CCR 22 Oct 1926 p1

[Note: Daughter of Samuel Jackson “Jack“ & Elizabeth Ann “Eliza“ (Cave) Woods; married Cyrenus Madison “Cy” Rogers 8 Jul 1884 - 20 Jan 1958; died of measles & toxemia of pregnancy; obit calls husband Silas, but censuses and his records say Cyrus, Cy or Cyrenus]

Mrs. Silas Rogers, living about 4 miles northeast of Ozark, died Friday night, October 15, 1926. Funeral services were held Saturday with burial in the Dodson cemetery under direction of T. B. Chaffin.

 

Rogers, Alfreda (Coker) Dixon 6 Aug 1939 -12 Nov 2000   CCH-N 15 Nov 2000

[Note: Daughter of Bill & Mary (  ) Coker; married Eugene Rogers]

Funeral services for Alfreda Coker Rogers, 61 of Ava were held on Sunday, November 12, 2000 in Protem Community Church with the Rev. Gary Jennings officiating. Burial followed at the Protem Cemetery. Mrs. Rogers was employed at Ozark Riverview Manor for several years. She died at her home of an apparent heart attack. Survivors include; four daughters, Pam McPherson of Fayetteville, AR., Dixie Kincaid of Dunnellon, Fl., Carol Anderson of Joplin, Mo., Linda Brazeal of Fayetteville, Ina Lasiter of Ozark, Wanda Whittaker of Bradleyville, two brothers,  Sidney Coker of Highlandville, Billy Coker of Ozark; 14 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents Bill and Mary Coker, her husband, Eugene Rogers, and a son Otis Wayne Dixon, and one sister, Almeta Parsley.

 

Rogers, Anna Frances (Pletcher) 19 Mar 1894 - 17 Mar 1979 OH 22 Mar 1979 p11

[Note: Daughter of  Thomas & Susan (  ) Pletcher; married 22 Jul 1911 in Texas  Orlando Louis Rogers  23 Mar 1879 - 6 Nov 1971]

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Rogers, 84, Bruner, were held Wednesday in Harris Chapel, Ozark. She died Saturday in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Blanche Goins of Bruner. Mrs. Rogers was a lifelong resident of the Bruner and Sparta communities and was a member of the Sparta First Baptist church. Among those surviving are four sons, Pletcher of Fordland and Charles of Sparta, Benny of Russellville and John of Liberty; five other daughters, Mrs. Bessie Arms, Macon, Mrs. Arlene Goins, Groveland, Ill., Mrs. Pauline Ryals, Morton, Ill., Mrs. Vivian Johns, Modesto, Calif., and Mrs. Susie Johns of Sparta; a step-daughter, Mrs. Gladys King, Decatur, Ala., a sister, Mrs. Ester Adair, Battle Mountain, Nev.; four brothers, George and Harvey Pletcher, both of Perryton, Tex., Noah Pletcher, Cheyenne, Okla. and Paul Pletcher, Pampa, Tex.; 41 grandchildren, 56 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren.

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Rogers, Anna Frances (Pletcher) 19 Mar 1894 - 17 Mar 1979 OH 12 Apr 1979 pB6

The Anna Rogers family wished to thank everyone for the many acts of kindness shown our Mother during her illness and death. The cards, prayers, visits, flowers and food. A very special thanks to the Sparta Baptist church for having the family dinner. We will never forget and are deeply appreciative. God Bless each of you.  Blanche Goins, Bessie Arms, Bennie Rogers, Arlene Goins, Fannie Rogers, John Rogers, Pauline Ryals, Vivian Johns, Suzie Johns, Pletcher Rogers and Charles Rogers.

 

Rogers, Arizona May “Zona” (Jones) 1 Jan 1901 - 10 May 1968 NE 16 May 1968

[Note: Daughter of Charley W. & Clara (Sparkman) Jones; married 15 Dec 1915 CCM Perry Edward Rogers 3 Feb 1898 - 12 Jun 1978]

Mrs. A. M. (Zona) Rogers, 67, a lifelong resident of Route 1, Nixa, was dead on arrival at 12:57 p.m. Friday after suffering an apparent heart attack at the home of a friend, Mrs. Louise Consolvo, 2156 Prairie Lane, Springfield. A member of the First Baptist Church here, she is survived by her husband, Perry E.; three sons, Harold, 929 South Newton, Springfield; Noel, Route 1, Rogersville, and Rolan, 611 West Silsby, Springfield; and three daughters, Mrs. Hazel Flood, 723 Tracy, Springfield, Mrs. Juanita Bunch, Nixa, and Mrs. Linda Nicholson, 2938 East Portland, Springfield. Other survivors include five sisters, Mrs. Ophelia Inman and Mrs. Irene Cook, both of Nixa, Mrs. Marie Annett, Harper, Wash., Mrs. Lorene Bolin, Bois D’Arc, and Mrs. Bertha Coker, Aurora. Also surviving are four brothers, Guy, Jess and Orville Jones all of Nixa and Loren, Yakima Wash.; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday in First Baptist Church in Nixa with the Rev. Captain Lovell and the Rev. Kenneth Bandy officiating. Burial will be in McConnell Cemetery under the direction of Harris of Ozark.

Note: this clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner is from the Nixa Enterprise, dated May 16, 1968.

 

Rogers, Benjamin “Ben” 24 Jan 1916 - 29 Jul 2003

[Note: Son of Orlando Louis & Anna Frances (Pletcher) Rogers

Benjamin "Ben" Rogers was born Jan. 24, 1916, in Ochiltree, Texas, to Orlando Louis and Anna Frances (Pletcher) Rogers. He died July 29, 2003, in Jefferson City. Rogers and his family moved to Missouri when he was eight years of age but continued to travel to Texas in the summer to combine. He drove one of the first buses in Christian County, taking students to college in Springfield. He also drove a bus to the World's Fair in 1939. . On Sept. 23, 1939, Rogers married Eileen Chaudoin. She preceded him in death on Feb. 5, 1985. Rogers was elected a state representative from Christian County from 1941 to 1945 and  served as superintendent of Sparta schools in 1945 and 1946. He served as superintendent of Eugene schools from 1946 through 1952. He also led the Algoa Reformatory in the early 1960s; served as principal at Lincoln University Lag School; and taught college classes and supervised student teachers for Lincoln University until his retirement.  During that time he also had a dairy farm.During his life Rogers also owned a bulldozer business building ponds, terraces and clearing land in Missouri. He sold real estate and insurance since 1980. Rogers served on the Cole County Soil and Water District from 1974 to 1998, and on the Missouri Soil and Water District Board. He was a member of the Eugene Christian Church and served on the board there. Survivors include his daughters, Janale and husband David Adkins, Russellville, and Judy and husband Alan McNeely, Eugene; five grandchildren, Indi Braden, Tynet Adkins, Sara McNeely, Erin McNeely and Andy McNeely; grandson-in-law Bill Braden; nine brothers and sisters, Blanche Goins, Bruner, Bessie Arms and husband Earl, Springfield, Arlene Goins, Brownsville, Texas, Pauline Ryals, Mortin, Ill., Vivian Johns and husband Glen, Springfield, Susie Johns and husband I.J., Sparta, John Rogers, Liberty, Pletcher Rogers and wife Bonnie, Sparta, and Charles Rogers and wife Wilma, Sparta; and one sister-in-law, Fannie Osborn and husband Joe, Springfield. Services were held at 1 p.m. Aug. 1 at Eugene Christian Church, Eugene. A special visitation was held at 12 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Sparta Christian Church, Sparta. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Show-Me Christian Youth Home. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2003

 

Rogers, Betty Ann (Blackwell) 1946 - 29 Oct 2010 Harrison Daily Times 30 Oct 2010 & SN-L 2 Nov 2010 & AdamsFH
[Note: Daughter of Roy & Chloe (  ) Blackwell; married ? Rogers]
Betty Ann Rogers, 64, of Nixa, Missouri passed away peacefully on October 29, 2010. Betty Ann was preceded in death by her mother, Chloe Blackwell and her father, Roy Blackwell. She is survived by her best friend and love, Mitch Callicott. Her stepchildren, Shelby Elizabeth Rogers, Thomas William Rogers III, Rebecca Rogers Helble, several cousins, and a world full of friends who will dearly miss her. While some people just got wet, Betty Ann danced in the rain. Betty Ann was raised in Waldo, Arkansas, lived in Harrison, Arkansas and most recently Nixa, Missouri. Betty Ann was active in the community, volunteering her time and heart to those in need. Her friendship was treasured by all who knew her, and her passing leaves a hole in all our hearts. Those who knew Betty Ann only wish that they could live as well and fully as she did.

Rogers, Betty Lou 12 May 1934 - 15 Nov 1934

[Note: Son of Onis Lee & Wilma (Gideon) Rogers]

Betty Lou Rogers, 6-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Onis Rogers of 1157 South Ferguson Avenue, died Thursday morning after a brief illness. Besides the parents, the child is survived by a sister, Loretta Rogers. Funeral services will be at 2 o’clock this afternoon in the Manley Chapel with burial in the cemetery there under direction of J. W. Klinger.

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

 

Rogers, Carl L. 26 Dec 1906 - 27 Dec 1975 OH 1 Jan 1976 p8

[Note: married Delilah Pat 22 Nov 1919 - May 1976]

Billings - Carl L. Rogers, 69, Billings, died Saturday morning at Veterans Hospital, Columbia, after a long illness. Mr. Rogers, A veteran of World War I, was a member of the Republic Bible Baptist .Church.. He is survived by his wife, Delilah Pat. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Meadors Funeral Home of Billings. Services for Carl L. Rogers, 69, Billings, were at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Bible Baptist church in Republic with the Rev. Oren T. Cobb officiating. Burial was in Springfield National Cemetery under the direction of Meadors of Republic.

 

Rogers, Carol Jean 4 Mar 1942 - 29 Mar 1942 CCR 2 Apr 1942 p1

[Note: Daughter of James Leo & Evaline (Blades) Rogers]

Funeral services for Carol Jean Rogers, the 25-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Rogers of Brookline, Rt. 1, who died Sunday were held Monday at 2 o’clock at the Wilson Creek Baptist church, conducted by Rev. Alvin Keith of Strafford with burial in the Manley cemetery under direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home.

 

Rogers, Charles Elkins, Dr. 5 May 1894 - 28 May 1978 OH 1 Jun 1978 p4

[Note: Son of John & Ivie Elvira (Southwick) Rogers; married Sadie 1892 - Aug 1952; married Rosemary]

Dr. Charles Elkins Rogers, 84, a native of Ozark died at his home in Washington, . C. Sunday, May 28. He was born in Ozark May 5, 1894, the fifth son of John and Ivey Southwick Rogers. One brother, Herbert N. of Ozark survives. Dr. Rogers received secondary school training at William Jewell Academy, attended Oklahoma University where he played center on the football team with a brother, James. He was a member of Kappa Alpha social fraternity. and Phi Beta Kappa, graduating in 1912, a journalism Ph.D.. Dr. Rogers worked for the Kansas City Star and the Tulsa World. He taught in the school of journalism at Kansas State University and later at Iowa State. He was with the U. S. Department of Agriculture when he retired, and with his wife Rosemary continued to live in D.C. Besides his wife and brother, Dr. Rogers is survived by one son, William of Minnesota University and three granddaughters. The funeral service will be in the Methodist church of which he was a member and interment will be in a Washington Cemetery.

 

Rogers, Charles Leander 18 Jun 1909 - 30 Jun 1984 OH 5 Jul 1984 p8

[Note: Son of  Leander & Luella (Van Dyke) Rogers; married Gladis Birchel Gideon 20 Dec 1914 - 17 Aug 1944; married  Mildred Armina Newberry 26 Jul 1918 - 24 Jul 2002 m/2 Ponder]

Services for Charles L. Rogers, 76, Chadwick, were held July 2 in Chadwick Baptist Church with the Revs. Robert Daniels, Ivan Tatum and Ronnie Wilson officiating. Burial was in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Harris of Ozark. Mr. Rogers died June 30 in Cox Medical Center, Springfield, after an illness of one year. A Kansas native, he moved here in 1935. He was a member and deacon of Chadwick Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mildred; two sons, Will Gene, Sparta, and Charles, Jr. Spokane; a daughter, Mrs. Ada Moody, Chadwick; three grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Elsie Winfrey, Salem Ore.

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Rogers, Charles Leander 18 Jun 1909 - 30 Jun 1984 OH 2 Aug 1984 pB11

Card of Thanks

We wish to express out heartfelt thanks and appreciation to our many friends for their prayers and acts of kindness during my husband’s illness and time of death. May God bless and take care of each of you. Thank You.  Mrs. Charles Rogers, Sr. and Family  29-1tc

 

Rogers, Charles Leander Jr. 4 Dec 1952 - 21 Aug 1997  CCH-N 27Aug 1997

[Note: Son of  Charles Leander & Mildred Armina (Newberry) Rogers, Sr.; married 18 Oct 1979 Wanda Elaine Prewitt]

Charles Leander Rogers, Jr., 44, of Spokane, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 1997 during an accident while attending to his duties as Regional Maintenance Superintendent for Missouri Department of Transportation. He was born December 4, 1952 in Chadwick and was the son of Charles Leander Rogers, Sr. and Mildred (Newberry) Rogers. Charles and Wanda Elaine Prewitt were married on October 18, 1973. He had been ordained as a Baptist deacon. Charles was currently a member and trustee for the Ridgecrest Baptist Church, Springfield. Survivors include: his wife, Wanda; two sons, Patrick Charles Rogers, and Cody Leander Rogers, both of the home; his mother, Mildred Rogers, Chadwick; a sister, Ada Moody, Chadwick; a brother, Will Gene Rogers, Chadwick; a niece, Judy Huff, and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert and Dorothy Prewitt, Spokane. His father preceded him in death. Funeral services were, at 2 p.m. Sunday in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Pastors Hosea Bilyeu and Gary Robertson officiating. Burial was in Schupbach Cemetery Spokane. Memorial contributions may be made to the Charles Rogers Memorial Fund in care of Empire Bank, for the benefit of paving the Spokane High School parking lot.

  

Rogers, Clyde A. 5 Jun 1919 - 7 Apr 2006   CCH-N 12 Apr 2006

[Note: Son of Fred A. & Janie (Maples) Rogers]

            Clyde A. Rogers, 86, of Nixa, died April 7, 2006.

 

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Rogers, Clyde A. 5 Jun 1919 - 7 Apr 2006   SN-L 8 Apr 2006

 

   Clyde A. Rogers, age 86, of Nixa, passed away Friday, April 7, 2006. He was born June 5, 1919, the son of Fred and janie (Maples) Rogers. He served his country in the U.S. Army.
   Mr. Rogers was a carpenter and a farmer.
   Surviviors include: Tow sisters, Velma Henne and husband, Richard, and Opal Maples, all of Nixa; nieces and newphews. His parents preceded him in death, as well as a sister, nola Patrick, and a brother, Earl Rogers.
   Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Rev. Joseph Fahl officiating. Burial will follow in Delawar Cemetery.
   Friends may call at their convenience at the funeral home for viewing from 2 to 7 p.m. on Saturday. 


Rogers, Cyrenus Madison “Cy” 8 Jul 1884 - 20 Jan 1958      CCR 30 Jan 1958 p4

[Note: Son of Galen & Mary (Collier) Rogers; married Addie E. Woods 7 Mar 1888 - 15 Oct 1926]

Funeral  services for Cyrenus Madison “Cy” Rogers, 83, a lifelong resident of the Mentor community north of Ozark, who died Monday, Jan 20 were held Saturday, Jan, 25 at 2:00 p. m. in the Mentor Church with Rev. Locke officiating. Burial was in Dodson Cemetery under direction of Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. Survivors include three sons, Troy Rogers and Walter Rogers of Rogersville and Homer Rogers of Los Angeles; four daughters, Mrs. Murva Klapp of Ellinwood, Kan., Mrs. Clelle Norton of Los Angeles, Mrs. Lela Jones and Mrs. Loretta Webb of Springfield, one brother, Benjamin F. Rogers of Willard, Mo, 17 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

 

Rogers, Delilah Pat 22 Nov 1919 - May 1976 OH 3 Jun 1976 p 10

[Note: Carl L. Rogers 26 Dec 1906 - 27 Dec 1975]

Billings - Services for Mrs. Delilah Pat Rogers, 56, Billings, were 9 a.m. Monday at the Bible Baptist Church in Republic with the Rev. Oran T. Cobb officiating. Burial will be in National Cemetery under direction of Meadors of Republic. Mrs. Rogers died Friday morning at Fort Walton Beach, Fla. following an apparent heart attack while visiting relative there.

 

Rogers, Dewie Trevelyn 22 Sep 1922 - 15 Jul 2006 SN-L 17 Jul 2006
[Note: Son of Claud Dewey & Rosa Almira (Grisham) Rogers; married 22 Jul 1946 Naomi Bourland 23 Dec 1925 - 22 Oct 2001]

Dewie Trevelyn Rogers, age 83, of Springfield, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2006. He was born September 20, 1922, in DeKalb, Texas, the son of Claud Dewey and Rosa Almira (Grisham) Rogers. On July 22, 1946, he and Naomi Bourland were united in marriage. She preceded him in death in 2001. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Rogers was a Southern Baptist and most recently a member of South Haven Baptist Church. He retired from American Petrofina Oil Company in Wichita Falls, Texas, and later was employed by Oakland Oil Company in Nixa, Missouri. Survivors include four children, Ruth Ann Fanska of the home, Joe David Rogers and wife, JoAnn, Eldridge, Missouri, Rebecca Stephenson and husband, Wade, Springfield, and Dewie T. Rogers, II, and fiance, Lisa Briano, Springfield; four grandchildren, James Fanska and wife, Victoria, Mathew Stephenson, Leann Stephenson and Daniel Rogers; and a brother, C.D. Rogers, Wichita Falls, Texas. A graveside funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, in the Committal Shelter of the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, with military honors. Visitation will be from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

 

Rogers, Donald Onis, Dr. 9 Oct 1938 - 2 Jul 2008 SN-L 11 Jul 2008

[Note: Son of Onis Lee & Wilma (Gideon) Rogers; married Mora Jeannine Stowe]

Funeral services for Dr. Donald O. Rogers of Cheneyville, La., were held Wednesday, July 2, 2008, in the Hixson-Ducote Funeral Home Chapel in Bunkie, La. Graveside service preceding interment will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 12, 2008, in Manley Cemetery in Christian County, Missouri. Dr. Rogers died June 30, 2008, in his family home following a long illness. He was born on October 9, 1938, in Christian County Missouri. Dr. Rogers served in the U. S. Navy from 1957 until 1959. He was later employed by Louisiana State University as a faculty member and administrator from 1968 until 1999. He was appointed Professor Emeritus upon his retirement in 1998. Dr. Rogers was preceded in death by his parents, Onis Lee Rogers and Wilma Gideon Rogers of Christian County, Missouri. He is survived by his wife, Mora Jeannine Stowe Rogers of Cheneyville, La.; a son, Donald Scott Rogers of Lafayette, La.; a daughter, Anne Rogers Reynolds of Tulsa, Okla.; four grandchildren, Katherine Mary Rogers, Donald Richard Rogers, Kenneth Michael Rogers and Caleb John Reynolds; one brother, Gerald Lee Rogers of Springfield, Mo.; and two sisters, Loretta Schieffer of Oxnard, Calif., and Delores Ann Jantz of Springfield, Mo. For more information or directions to Manley Cemetery contact Meadors Funeral Home in Republic, Mo., at (417) 732-2535.

 

Rogers, Donna Sue (Pendergrass) 10 Jul 1942 - 14 Jul 2010  SN-L 16 Jul 2010 & SN-L 19 Jul 2010

[Note: Daughter of Joner & Golden (Alexander) Pendergrass; married 24 Aug 1963 Kenneth Earl Rogers]

Donna Sue (Pendergrass) Rogers, age 68, Springfield, passed away quietly surrounded by her loving family Wednesday, July 14, 2010 of complications from surgery. Donna was born July 10, 1942 in Fair Grove, to Joner and Golden (Alexander) Pendergrass. Donna was a 1960 graduate of Republic High School. She married the love of her life Kenneth Earl Rogers on August 24, 1963. To this union two children were born - Deanna Sue Rogers Holaday and Kenneth Lee Rogers. Donna worked as a care giver for Mary E. Wilson Nursing Home and most recently for 21 years at Life Enhancement Village. She loved her residents which she fondly referred to as "her kids." Donna was a member of Golden Avenue Baptist Church. Donna was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Louise Coble and JoAnn Buck; and a niece Billy Sue Maggard. Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Kenneth Rogers, of the home; daughter Deanna Holaday and husband Mike; son, Kenny Rogers and wife Linda; two sisters, Betty Warren and Linda Melton and husband Ron; a brother, Gary Pendergrass and wife Anita; and a host of nieces and nephews. She will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by everyone she knew as well as those whose lives she touched. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will follow in Selmore Cemetery, Ozark. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Life Enhancement Village Resident Activity Fund, 1111 Care Avenue, Nixa, MO 65714.

 

Rogers, Earl A. 31 Jan 1921 - 20 May 1966 CCR 26 May 1966 p1

[Note: Son of Fred A. & Janie (Maples) Rogers; married  A. Cathleen Bilyeu 27 Aug 1922 - 3 Jul 1983]

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Harding, Gerald Don 13 Jul 1944 - 20 May 1966 CCR 26 May 1966 p1

[Note: Son of  James Ophare & Mildred (Brewer) Harding]

Two Fisherman Drown in James

Separate funeral services were held Monday and Tuesday for two local men who drowned late last Friday while fishing in swollen James River near the mouth of the Finley. Services for Don Harding, 22, Nixa, were at 2 p.m. Monday in the First Baptist Church at Nixa with the Rev. Kenneth Bandy and the Rev. E. L. Brock officiating. Burial was in McConnell Cemetery west of Nixa under direction of Harris. Services for Earl Rogers, 45, Selmore were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Harris Chapel at Ozark, with the Rev., Howard Blevins and the Rev. Milton Hedgpeth officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery. Rogers, Harding and a third man, Don Bennett, Route 3, Springfield, were in a boat on the James River near the mouth of the Finley River running a trotline about 11:30 p.m. Friday. The boat overturned and Bennett was able to swim to shore. Rogers reportedly went to the aid of Harding who could not swim, and both were drowned. The bodies were recovered early Saturday. Rogers and Harding were employed by the Pope Dry Wall Company in Nixa. Harding was engaged to Miss Carla Pope. of Nixa and they planned to be married this fall. Rogers, a veteran of World War II, was a life-long resident of the Ozark and Nixa communities. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen of the home; four daughters, Mrs. Judy Patrick of Springfield, Connie, Cynthia and Katherine, all of the home; one son, Kenneth, of Springfield; two grandchildren; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rogers of Route 1, Nixa; one brother, Clyde of Nixa; two sisters, Mrs. Opal Maples, of Nixa; and Mrs. Velma Hennie, of Augusta, Ga. Harding, a graduate of Nixa High School, was a life-long resident of Nixa and a member of the Riverdale Baptist Church. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James O. Harding of Nixa; one brothers, Jimmie Lee Harding, of Springfield; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Myrtle Brewer of Route 3, Springfield; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Mettie Harding of Nixa.

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Rogers, Earl A. 31 Jan 1921 - 20 May 1966

Funeral services for Earl Rogers, 45, Selmore, who drowned Friday night while fishing James River, were held Tuesday in Harris Chapel in Ozark with Rev. Howard Blevins and Rev. Milton Hedgpeth officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark. Rogers, a veteran of World War II, was a lifelong resident of the Ozark and Nixa communities. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen, of the home, four daughters, Mrs. Judy Patrick of Springfield, Connie, Cynthia and Katherine, all of the home; one son, Kenneth of Springfield; two grandchildren; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rogers of Route 1, Nixa; one brother, Clyde of Nixa, two sisters, Mrs. Opal Maples of Nixa and Mrs. Velma Henrie of Augusta, Ga.

Note: this clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner is dated May 26, 1966.

 

Rogers, Earven A. 20 Sep 1907 - 20 Dec 1960

[Note: Son of Edward A. “Ed“ & Mary Emma (Meese) Rogers; married Willa Esther Keller 15 Nov 1909 - 4 Aug 2004 m/1 Young]

Earven A. Rogers, 53, Route 1, Nixa, died at 4:35 a.m. Dec. 20 at the Veterans Hospital in Fayetteville, Ark. Mr. Rogers was a veteran of World War II and was a prisoner of war in Germany for six months. He was a member of the South Side Baptist Church in Springfield. He is survived by his wife, Willa; one step-son, Roger Young, Route 1, Aurora; one step-daughter, Mrs. Edna Lea Barcomb, 224 West Seminole in Springfield; four step-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Mannie Beboard, Republic, Mrs. Marie Maples of Aurora, Mrs. Wretha Gann of Brookline, and Mrs. Redda Davis of Clever; one half-sister, Mrs. Lula Gardner of Clever and four brothers, Harvey of Siloam Springs, Ark., Fred and Perry of Nixa and Onis of Brookline. Arrangements were under the direction of Harris of Nixa.

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

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Rogers, Earven A. 20 Sep 1907 - 20 Dec 1960     CCR 29 Dec 1960 p1

Earven A. Rogers, 53, Route 1, Nixa, died at 4:35 a.m. Dec. 20 at the Veterans Hospital in Fayetteville, Ark. Mr. Rogers was a veteran of World War II and was a prisoner of war in Germany for six months. He was a member of the South Side Baptist Church in Springfield. He is survived by his wife, Willa; one step-son, Roger Young, Route 1, Aurora; one step-daughters, Mrs. Edna Lea Barcomb, 224 West Seminole in Springfield; four step-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Mannie DeBoard, Republic, Mrs. Marie Maples of Aurora, Mrs. Wretha Gann of Brookline, and Mrs. Redda Davis of Clever; one half-sister, Mrs. Lula Gardner of Clever and  four brothers, Harvey of Siloam Springs, Ark., Fred and Perry of Nixa and Onis of Brookline. Arrangements were under direction of Harris of Nixa.

 

Rogers, Edith J. (Smith) 12 Jul 1918 - 15 Apr 2005  SN-L 20 Apr 2005

[Note: Daughter of General Sherman & Katie N. (Bloomer) Smith; married 20 Apr 1942 Noel Rogers]

Edith J. Rogers, 86, daughter of General Sherman and Katie N. (Bloomer) Smith, was born on July 12, 1918, in Rogersville, Mo., and passed away on April 15, 2005, in Ozark, Mo. In San Bernardino, Calif., on April 20, 1942, she was united in marriage with Noel Rogers and to this union three children were born, all surviving. Edith was saved early in life and united with the Elm Grove Methodist Church, where she played the piano for over 50 years. Before Edith and Noel were married, she taught school in Hartly, Mo., then she traveled extensively with Noel during his service in the United States military. For nearly 63 years, Edith was Noel's constant companion, enjoying working together and raising their family. Edith is survived by her husband, Noel, of the home; two daughters, Nancy Palmer, of the home, and Elizabeth Orr and her husband, Matthew, of Huntsville, Ala.; one son, Wendal Rogers and his wife, Ruth, of Rogersville; one brother, J.N. Smith and his wife, Pat, of Springfield; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and her son-in-law, David Palmer. Visitation is from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight, and funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, 2005, in Thieme-Shadel-Hicks Funeral Service at Rivermonte with Rev. Todd Staples officiating, and interment following in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Memorials may be made in Edith's memory to the Salvation Army or the Elm Grove Methodist Church. Memorial envelopes are available at the funeral home. A wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother will be dearly missed.

 

Rogers, Eileen C. (Chaudoin) 23 Sep 1915 - 5 Feb 1985  OH 14 Feb 1985 pB8

[Note: Daughter of  Henry Lee & Mary E. (Warner) Chaudoin; married Benjamin “Benny” Roberts 24 Jan 1916 - 29 Jan 2003]

Card of Thanks

The family of Eileen C. Rogers wish to thank all of you for your love and concern shown at the loss of our loved one, our wife, mother, grandmother and sister. The flowers, food, prayers, visitation, morning worship at the Christian Church and love. All the ladies who worked so diligently, serving the family at the hall before and after the funeral, the singing, services and to the men for the snow and ice removal. May God bless each of you.  Ben Rogers,  David, Janale Adkins, Indi and Tenette  Alen, Judy McNeely, Sarah, Erin & Andrew, Benjamin & Opal Seymer

 

Rogers, Eleanor 15 May 1887 - 22 Sep 1967  CCR 28 Sep 1967 p1

[Note: married Herbert Newton Rogers 17 Nov 1883 - 13 Apr 1980]

Mrs. Eleanor Rogers, 80, a resident of Ozark the past five years, died in her home of an apparent heart attack at 7 a.m. Friday. A native of Edgerton, Mrs. Rogers was a retired school teacher of the public school system in Kansas City for 32 years. She came to Springfield after retirement in 1942, then moved to Ozark in 1962. A member of the Christian Church in Kansas City, Mrs. Rogers is survived by her husband, Herbert N. and a step-son, John R., Tulsa. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday in Harris Chapel in Ozark with the Rev. James P. Robinson officiating. Burial was in Hazelwood Cemetery, Springfield.

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Rogers, Eleanor 15 May 1887 - 22 Sep 1967 SL-P 23 Sep 1967

Mrs. Eleanor Rogers, 80, a resident of Ozark the past five years, died in her home of an apparent heart attack at 7 a.m. Friday.  A native of Edgerton, Mrs. Rogers was a retired schoolteacher of the public school system in Kansas City for 32 years.  She came to Springfield after retirement in 1942, then moved to Ozark in 1962.  A member of the Christian Church in Kansas City, Mrs. Rogers is survived by her husband, Herbert N., and a stepson, John R., Tulsa.  Harris of Ozark will announce arrangements.  (Springfield Leader-Press – 23 September 1967)

 

Rogers, Emma K. (Long) 8 Jun 1914 - 19 Jul 2005 SN-L 20 Jul 2005

[Note: Daughter of Chris & Lacy (Carroll) Long]

Emma Kathryn Rogers, 91, Humansville, died Tuesday, July 19, 2005, in Citizens Memorial Hospital, Bolivar. The daughter of Chris and Lacy Carroll Long, she was born June 8, 1914, at Sacville near Willard. Her parents, two daughters, Judy Robinson and Evelyn Louise Rogers, and two sisters, Neta Schroeder and an infant sister, preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, Bob Rogers, Nixa, and Warren Rogers, Humansville; a sister, Velma Whitehead, Springfield; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 22, 2005, in Murray Funeral Home, Humansville. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Murray Funeral Home. Friends may call at their convenience in the funeral home. [Note: I’m guessing this is the Willard Rose Hill, not the Billings rose Hill, as no mention is made of Billings]

 

Robinson, Dan T. 18 Jan 1913 - 29 Dec 1970  CCR 31 Dec 1970 p8

[Note: Son of Lonnie A. & Mary Ann (Horton) Robinson/Robertson; married Lydia M. Waggoner 20 Jul 1897 - 13 Jan 1983, widow of Benjamin F. Marley 10 Mar 1897 - 17 Oct 1937;  Mary Lee (Marley) Campbell is actually his step-daughter]

Dan T. Robinson, 57, former Ozark businessman, died at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday in the Christian County Nursing Home where he had been a patient about two weeks. Hospitalized in Springfield since mid-November, he had been transferred to the home. Mr. Robinson, a lifelong resident of Christian County, owned and operated the Robinson Oil Company in Ozark, since 1957, selling it in February 1969. He previously had been an employee of the Campbell Oil Company which he bought, changing the name. A member of Hopedale Baptist Church, Mr. Robinson is survived by his wife, Lydia; one daughter, Mrs. Glen Campbell of Ozark; two brothers, George Robinson, Springfield, and Bill Robinson of Fordland; three sisters, Mrs. Rosie Adams of Ozark, Mrs. Pearl Seenr, Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. Minnie Turan of Chicago; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Ozark First Baptist Church under the direction of Adams Funeral Home. Officiating will be the Revs. Burney Claxton and Clifford Day. Burial will be in Ozark Cemetery.

Robinson Dianna Sue (Hale) 25 Mar 1956 - 1 Aug 2011 CCH-N 17 Aug 2011

[Note: Daughter of Marvin Franklin & Montie Ann ( ) Hale; married 31 Jul 1973 Charlie "Robbie" Robinson]

Dianna Sue Robinson, 55, of Republic, Mo., was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, August 1, 2011. Dianna was born on March 25, 1956 to Montie Ann and Marvin Franklin Hale in Springfield, Mo. She grew up in the Springfield area where she met and married her loving husband Charlie Robinson on July 31, 1973. Together they were privileged to share 40 years. Dianne enjoyed writing poetry, spending time with her family telling stories from long ago, playing with her puppies, and making sure everyone around her was happy and taken care of. She enjoyed watching her crime shows on TV and collecting anything with an eagle on it. Dianne was the longtime manager and taxi cab owner with the Springfield Yellow Cab Co. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, nanny, sister, aunt and friend. Dianna was preceded in death by both her fathers, Marvin Hale and Roy Deaver, all her grandparents, niece Carla Baker and many other good friends and family. She is survived by her husband Charles “Robbie” Robinson; four children: Crystal Brayfield, Charles “Ike” Robinson, Angie Perkins and Andy Robinson; 19 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; mother Montie Ann Hale, Springfield; sisters Patty Walth and Mary De Hammer; brothers Billy, Marty, Jeff and Jason Hale; numerous aunts, uncles and additional family in West Virginia. Graveside services were held on Friday, August 5, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. in Garrison Cemetery, Garrison Missouri with Rev. Cecil Tolbert and John Bingham and grandson Rev. Travis Whitcher officiating with interment following under the care and direction of Wilson Brim Daniel Funeral Home, Ash Grove, Mo.

Robinson, Elliott L., Maj. 1906 - 24 Sep 1967  CCR 28 Sep 1967 p1

[Note: married Mabel]

Retired Army Maj. Elliott L. Robinson, 61, of Sparta, died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday at St. John’s Hospital. Since he left active service in 1962, Maj., Robinson had operated an upholstery shop in his home. A native of Oklahoma City, he belonged to the Kelly Avenue Christian Church there and a Masonic Lodge in the Panama Canal Zone and the Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Temple, Springfield. Surviving are his wife, Mabel; a son, James, Texas City, Tex.; a daughter, Miss Nancy Ann Robinson, Oklahoma City; and a sister, Miss Melrose Robinson, Martinsville, N. J.  Graveside services were at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Memorial Park Cemetery at Oklahoma City with the Rev. Richard Chilton officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Harris of Ozark.

 

Robinson, Enola (Wilson) 28 Dec 1910 - Jun 2004 SN-L 25 Jun 2004

[Note: Daughter of Ozzie & Alice (Russell) Wilson; married 19 Aug 1930 Otis Robinson]

Enola Robinson, 93, Springfield, passed away Thursday in Mercy Villa, Springfield. She was born Dec. 29, 1910, in Russellville, Ark., the daughter of the late Ozzie and Alice (Russell) Wilson. She was united in marriage to the late Otis Robinson on Aug. 19, 1930, in Perry, Iowa. She lived in the Iowa area for most of her life and retired to Springfield in 1974. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Des Moines, Iowa, and later Central Assembly of God in Springfield. Survivors include two daughters, Beverly Jessip of Ozark, and Harriett Ramsey and husband Stan of Westlake Village, Calif.; seven grandchildren, Becky Miller, Debbie Fulton, Kevin Jessip, Scott Randles, Sarah Matias, Pam Jessip and Robin Niehl; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 26, 2004, in Thieme-Shadel-Hicks Funeral Service at Midtown. Visitation will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Graveside services and burial will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 28, 2004, in Highland Memorial Gardens in Des Moines, Iowa.

 

Robinson, Eva Lucile 22 Oct 1875 - 5 Jun 1950  CCR 15 Jun 1950

[Note: married Tom Robinson]

The death of Mrs. Tom (Lucile) Robinson is reported in a newspaper clipping received from Mrs. Frances Ashley of Ravensdale, Washington, enclosed with a message dated June 5. Mrs. Robinson formerly lived at Elkhead. The content of the newspaper clipping follows: Funeral services for Eva L. Robinson, age 74, a resident of Kent for the past four years, were held from Kent Funeral Home yesterday. Mrs. Robinson, of 327 South Fifth, died Saturday at the home of a daughter in Ravensdale. Rev. E. Dwight Smith officiated at the services. Burial was held in Kent Cemetery. Mrs. Robinson was born in Moravia, Iowa, on October 22, 1875. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Frances Ashley of Ravensdale and Mrs. Wanda Herston of Monroe; two sisters, Mrs. W.J. Blake of Tampa, Florida, and Mrs. Clara Spencer of Moravia, Iowa; and five grandchildren.

 

Robinson, George Washington 9 Aug 1849 - 26 Oct 1928 CCR 1 Nov 1928 p1

[Note: Son of Samuel & Elizabeth (Kazy) Robinson; married 22 May 1973 Sarah J. Tatum 8 Mar 1844 - 27 Feb 1908]

On Friday, October 26th, G. W. Robinson of near Fordland passed away at his home near that place and was buried on Sunday, October 28th in the Pedlow cemetery. He was 79 years of age. Mrs. Mary Robinson and children attended the funeral, the deceased being Mrs. Robinson’s father-in-law.

 

Robinson, Gerald Raymond 1932 - Mar 2011 SN-L 25 Mar 2011

Gerald Raymond Robinson, 78, Nixa. Arrangements: Greenlawn Funeral Home Branson

Robinson, James Lilbern “Jim’ 21 May 1901 - 18 Apr 1927 CCR 21 Apr 1927 p1

[Note: Son of Lonnie A. & Mary Ann (Horton) Robinson]

J. Robinson Is Found Dead In Car

Matters Surrounding His Death Are Being Investigated By The County Attorney

Early Monday morning of this week, Jim Robertson, the 26 year old son of Mrs. Mary Robinson of Ozark, was found dead in a car a few miles south of Rogersville. From appearances, the car, a Ford coupe, which was stalled in the middle of Pedlo creek, had stopped as Robinson attempted to cross the creek, either late Sunday evening or sometime during the night. The car was mired in the gravel, and it was necessary to use a block and tackle to pull the car from its moorings in the creek. The matters surrounding Robinson’s death are being investigated by the county attorney, and it is understood that some warrants have been issued for parties who might be able to give some evidence to the coroner’s jury which has been empaneled to meet Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock. There are no marks of violence on Robinson’s body, He had every appearance of being asleep in the car when found. Until it was discovered he was dead, those who saw him so believed. Robinson was in company with other young men Sunday afternoon and they have appeared before the county attorney and given what evidence they know regarding everything which might lead the jury to reach a verdict as to how Robinson came to his death. Jimmy was the eldest of Mrs. Robin and a mother’s tribute was heard to fall from her lips as the editor came from viewing the body, With tears falling in torrents and voice broken, the mother was heard to exclaim, “He was one faithful boy to his mother.”

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Robinson, James Lilbern “Jim’ 21 May 1901 - 18 Apr 1927 CCR 2 Jun 1927 p5

James Robinson was born May 12, 1901. He departed this life April 18, 1927. He was 25 years, 11 months and 6 days old. He was the oldest child of Mrs. Mary Robinson. He leaves his mother, four brothers, William, George, John and Dan and four sisters, Ertia, Rosa, Minnie and Pearl. He served eight months in the army six years ago. He joined the navy again April 21, 1925 and served one year and six months, Jim was a good boy, faithful to his mother and good to help his mother provide for the children. He was loved by all who knew him and leaves many friends.

 

Robinson, James Wilson 16 Apr 1889 - Mar 1935 CCR 21 Mar 1935 p1

[Note: Son of Watson Linville & Caroline Mary (Dallas) Robinson; married 29 Jun 1918 Synda F.

Foster 9 Apr 1894 - Apr 1982]

James Wilson Robinson was born in Urbana, Ohio, on April 16, 1889. He was reared on a farm near Dayton, Ohio. His childhood and school days were spent in the Bath township schools. He also attended Ohio State University. He moved with his family in 1913 to Sparta, Missouri. He began service in the Army of the United States on March 1, 1918, and trained for service at Ellington Field and Park Place, Houston, Texas. He served for a number of months in guard duty along the Mexican border and was discharged on Jan. 25, 1919. He was married to miss Sydna Foster on June 29, 1918. To this union four children were born, all of whom survive. In 1934 he was baptized into the Church of Christ at Sparta by Brother Rue Porter. Prior to this he had been a member of the Presbyterian church. He is survived by the widow and children, two sons, James Foster and Thomas Wilson, two daughters, Mary Louise and Phyliss June. Also by his mother, Mrs. C. M. Robinson of the home address and one brother, L. Weston Robinson of Williamsburg, Ind. Two sisters, Mrs. John Stephens of Buckner, Mo., and Mrs. Carl Fielden of Ozark, together with a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Monday, March 18, at the Church of Christ in Sparta with Rev. Sanderson of Springfield officiating. Burial was in the City cemetery at Ozark under the direction of the Klepper Funeral Home with the Graham-Wasson Post of the American Legion conducting military services at the grave.

 

Robinson, John Andrew 27 Dec 1912 - 9 Jul 1960      CCR 21 Jul 1960 p3

[Note: Son of  Lonnie A. & Mary Ann (Horton) Robinson]

Funeral services for John Andrew Robinson, 47, who died at his home south of Ozark Saturday morning, July 12, at 2 p.m. in the Chaffin Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Roller Cemetery with Rev. Sylva Howard officiating. Survivors include three brothers, Bill Robinson, Rte. 2, Fordland; George M. Robinson, 1449 East Central, Springfield; and Dan Robinson, Ozark; four sisters, Mrs. Ertie Carter and Mrs. Rosie Adams, both of Ozark; Mrs. Minnie Turan, 1400 West State, Springfield; and Mrs. Pearl Snarr, Phoenix, Ariz.

 

Robinson, John Calvin 20 May 1861 - 30 Jun 1934 CCR 12 Jul 1934 p1

[Note: Son of M. J. & Mary (Ward) Robinson - mother’s maiden name unclear, may be Word; married 9 Nov 1884 Nancy A. “Nannie” Collier 20 Jun 1862 - 5 Jul 1935]

John Calvin Robinson was born May 20, 1861, passed away June 30, 1934, aged 73 years, 1 month and 10 days. He was married to Nannie A. Collier, Nov. 9, 1884. To this union were born 5 children, S.T. Robinson, Crane, Route Two; William Robinson, Jesse Robinson, Clever Route Two; M.J. and Richard, Billings, Route One. Survivors are his wife, 5 sons and 13 grandchildren. Two brothers, Rev. Wm. James Robinson of Kansas City and S.M. Robinson of Bloomfield, MO. One sister, Mrs. Sallie Russell, Atlas, OK, other relatives and a host of friends. He was converted and united with Church at about 18 years of age. He was devoted to his family and was faithful to his Creator, died in the triumph of the living faith. Short funeral services were held at the home Monday at 12 p.m. followed with services at Wise Hill at 2 p.m. conducted by Rev. Clabe Young of Springfield, MO. Burial was made in the Wise Hill cemetery under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever, MO.

 

Robinson, John LeRoy "Bud" 31 Dec 1949 - Jul 2008 SN-L 24 Jul 2008

[Note: Son of John Louis & Josephine ( ) Robinson; married ?; married 2 Sep 1989 Patricia K. Walker]

John LeRoy "Bud" Robinson, 67, of Nixa, Mo., was born on December 31, 1940, in Keosauqua, Iowa. He graduated from Douds, Iowa High School and Parsons College. He was employed with Horton Supply. On September 2, 1989, he was united in marriage to Patricia K. Walker. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Ozark, Mo. Bud was a very religious and spiritual person. Bud was preceded in death by a baby daughter, Dawn Renee Robinson. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Robinson; his father, John Louis Robinson; his mother, Josephine Robinson; his children and their spouses, Denise and Rusty Shay of Kansas City, Mo., Carla and Ray Insley of Tallahasse, Fla., Carmen and Lyle Harvey of Lockridge, Iowa, and Jared Robinson and Jason Robinson, both of Douds, Iowa; step-children and their spouses, Todd Johnstone, Kevin and Vicky Johnstone and Daniel Johnstone; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother Louie Robinson and wife, Connie; sister Janet Young and husband, Perry; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 28, 2008, in Pedrick Funeral Home, Douds, Iowa. Visitation will be held on Friday, July 25, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m., in Greenlawn Funeral Home South, 441 Battlefield, Springfield, Mo.

 

Robinson, Joyce F. 2 Sep 1928 - 24 Apr 1989 NE 27 Apr 1989

Graveside services for Joyce F. Robinson, 60, Nixa were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 26 in Floral Haven Memorial Gardens, Broken, Arrow, Okla., under direction of Harris Colonial Chapel, Ozark. Mrs. Robinson; a nurse's assistant, died at 12:50 a.m. Monday, April 24 in her home.

 

Robinson, Lonnie A. 17 Sep 1870 - 24 Nov 1931 CCR 3 Dec 1931 p4

[Note: Son of George W. & Sarah J. (Tatum) Robinson; name spelled in some records Robison and in others Robertson; married 8 Apr 1900 Mary Ann Horton 31 Dec 1881 - 29 May 1954; divorced between 1916 and 1920; father of James Lilbern Robinson 21 May 1901 - 18 Apr 1927; Ertia Jane (Robinson) Phillips Carter 22 Oct 1902 - 28 Jan 1968; William R. “Bill” Robinson 12 Mar 1904 - 28 Nov 1978; Rosie C. (Robinson) Adams 12 Jul 1905 - 27 Dec 1986; George Robinson 27 Feb 1908 - Mar 1979;  Minnie M. (Robinson) Turan 20 Sep 1910 - Apr 1994; John Andrew Robinson 27 Dec 1912 - 9 Jul 1960;  Dan T. Robinson 18 Jan 1913 - 29 Dec 1970;   Pearl (Robinson) Snarr  9 Dec 1915 - 2 Jan 1998; and Claud Alvie Robinson 4 Jun 1917 - 15 Aug 1917]

Word was received in Ozark last Thursday of the death of L.A. Robinson at the sanitarium at Columbus, Kan., on Tuesday. The remains, accompanied by his brother, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Robinson, and nephew, Glenn Stanley, arrived at the Pedelo cemetery by motor on Saturday, where funeral and burial took place. Rev. Elmer Butler of Rogersville officiated at the services. Mr. Robinson was 53 years old.

 

Robinson, Louise (Skaggs) 14 Jul 1923 - 5 Nov 2001 SN-L 7 Nov 2001

[Note: Daughter of James Brady & Elsie Mae (Plank) Skaggs;  married 21 Mar 1942 Willard Robinson]

Louise Robinson, 78, Nixa, died at 11:07 a.m. Monday, November 5, 2001, in her home in Nixa. She was born July 14, 1923 in Christian County, Mo., the daughter of James Brady and Elsie Mae (Plank) Skaggs. She was a lifetime member of the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Boaz and the Frisco Auxiliary. Louise was married to Willard Robinson March 21, 1942. They raised two sons and three daughters in Christian County. In their retirement years they enjoyed traveling with fellow members of the Dogwood and Queen City Good Sams Camping Groups and later taking bus tours. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard, February 6, 1994; her parents and three sisters. She is survived by her sons and their spouses, Jay W. and Donna Robinson of Clever and Roy and Pam Robinson of Ash Grove; her daughters, Beverly Sparkman of Marionville, Mary Lou Bunch and Amy Nunn, both of Nixa; two sisters, Opal Robinson of Springfield and Avis Cobb and husband, Taylor of Ceres, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, November 8, 2001, in Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, Boaz, with Rev. Darrell DeVenny and Rev. Jerry Francisco officiating under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Clever. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family requests memorials be made to Mt. Sinai Baptist Church or American  Diabetes Association. Springfield News-Leader, November 7, 2001.

 

Robinson, Lydia Mae (Waggoner) Marley 20 Jul 1897 - 13 Jan 1983 OH 20 Jan 1982 p5

[Note: Daughter of  Bess M. & Della Mae (Wills) Waggoner; married 5 Feb 1916 CCM  Benjamin  F. Marley 10 Mar 1897 - 17 Oct 1937; married  Dan T. Robinson 18 Jan 1913 - 29 Dec 1970; buried under name Marley in Ozark Cemetery]

Services for Lydia Mae Robinson, 85, Ozark, were held Jan. 16 in Adams Funeral Chapel with Dr. Robert Smith officiating. Burial was in Ozark Cemetery under the direction of Adams. Mrs. Robinson died in her home Jan. 13 of natural causes. She was a member of Hopedale Baptist Church and a lifelong resident of Christian County. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Mary Lee Campbell, Ozark; one sister, Mrs. Lois Payne, Ozark; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 

Robinson, Macie B. (  ) Hadggega 7 May 1922 - 13 Nov 1985 OH 21 Nov 1985 p8

Funeral mass for Macie B. Robinson, 63, Ozark was held Nov. 16 in St. Joseph the Worker Cath9lic Church with Rev. Ralph Duffner officiating. Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Mrs. Robinson died Nov, 13 in the Missouri Rehabilitation Center, Mount Vernon. She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church and had lived in Ozark since 1973, when she moved from St. Louis. Survivors include two sons, Gary Robinson, Joplin and Michael Hadggega, St. Louis; three sisters, Louise Silvy, Des Ark., Norma Reed, Kimberling City, and Ruby Jackson, Poplar Bluff; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

 

Robinson, Mary Ann (Horton) 31 Dec 1881 - 29 May 1954 CCR 6 Jun 1954 p1

[Note: Daughter of James & Amanda “Mandy” (Patton) Horton; married 8 Apr 1900 Lonnie A. Robinson 17 Sep 1870 - 24 Nov 1931]

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ann Robinson, 72, who died May 29, were held Monday, May 31, at the Chaffin Chapel in Ozark, with Rev. Ross Carter officiating. Burial was in the Roller Cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home. She had been a resident of the Ozark community for the past 35 years and was a member of the Ozark Baptist church. Survivors include four sons, Bill of Galloway, George of Springfield, John and Dan of Ozark; four daughters, Mrs. Rosie Adams, Mrs. Erdie Carter and Mrs. Minnie Turan, all of Ozark and Mrs. Pearl Snarr of Phoenix, Ariz.; three brothers, 32 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

 

Robinson, Nancy A. "Nannie" (Collier) 20 Jun 1862 - 5 Jul 1935 CCR 11 Jul 1935 p1

[Note: Daughter of Eliga & Cornelia Ann (Smith) Collier; married 9 Nov 1884 John C. Robinson 20 May 1861 - 30 Jun 1934]

Nannie A. Collier was born July 20, 1862, and passed away on July 5, 1935, aged 72 years, 11 months and 15 days. She was married to John C. Robinson on Nov. 9, 1884. To this union were born five children: S.T. Robinson of Crane; Ozro Robinson, Richard J. Robinson, and Jessie Robinson, all of Clever, who survive, one child being deceased. She was converted early in life and remained a true Christian. Besides the children, she is survived by two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Bettie Netzer of Springfield, Mrs. Alice McBride of Clever, Ozro Collier of Springfield and Dan Collier of Carthage; also by 13 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the Wise Hill cemetery at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 6, conducted by Rev. Clabe Young of Nixa with burial under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Robinson, Pamela Lynn (Harrington) Frazier 28 Jun 1952 - 18 Apr 2007 SN-L 21 Apr 2007

[Note: Daughter of Jim & Patricia (Edmonson) Harrington; married ? Frazier; married 20 Mar 1981  Larry Wayne Robinson  ? - 17 Feb 2002]

Pamela Lynn Robinson, 54, of Columbus, Kan., died April 19, 2007, at the Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, Mo. She was born June 28, 1952, in Springfield, Mo., the daughter of Jim and Patricia (Edmonson) Harrington. She has been a resident of Columbus for 27 years. Pamela received her education in Nixa, Mo., graduating from Nixa High School in 1970. Pamela married Larry Wayne Robinson on March 20, 1981, in Miami, Okla.; he preceded her in death on February 17, 2002. She worked in Food Service/Kitchen Manager for Columbus High School for 18 years. Pamela was a member of the Center Christian Church, she was involved with family and consumer science in 4-H, the extension council and various school organizations. Survivors include two sons, Christopher Frazier and wife, Eilene, and Zachary Robinson, all of Nixa, Mo.; two daughters, Jennifer Eckhardt and husband, Bart, of rural Galena, Kan., and Jamie Robinson of Columbus, Kan.; her father, Jim Harrington of Nixa, Mo.; three brothers, Jim Harrington of Ozark, Mo., Tim Harrington of Nixa, Mo., and Patrick Harrington of Springfield, Mo.; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother and her husband. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, April 23, 2007, at the Center Christian Church with Reverend Tom Goettel officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Pleasant View Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in Columbus, Kan., where friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday. Condolences can be sent to www.bathnaylor.com. Memorial contributions can be made to the Center Christian Church. Memorials may be brought by or mailed to the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 611 S. East Ave. Columbus, KS 66725.

 

Robinson, Synda F. (Foster) 9 Apr 1894 - 29 Apr 1982  OH 6 May 1982 p3

[Note: Daughter of Rev. Thomas A. & Mary  M. (White) Foster; married 28 Jun 1918 CCM James William Robinson 16 Apr 1889 - Mar 1935]

Services for Synda Robinson, 89, a former resident of Springfield and Sparta, were held May 2 in Harris Chapel in Ozark with Doin Pitchford officiating, Burial was in Ozark cemetery. Mrs. Robinson died of natural causes on April 29 in the home of her son, Tom Robinson in Fallon, Nev. Surviving are two sons, James,. Desert Hot Springs, Calif, Tom, Fallon, Nev.; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Boehne, San Diego, Calif.; and Mrs. Phyllis Inman, Conroe, Tex.; 15 grandchildren.

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Robinson, Synda Elizabeth (Foster)  9 Apr 1894 - 29 Apr 1982  SN-L 30 Apr 1982
Fallon, Nev. - - Services for Synda Robinson, 89, a former resident of Springfield and Sparta, were held May 2 in Harris Chapel in Ozark with Doin Pitchford officiating, Burial was in Ozark cemetery. Mrs. Robinson died of natural causes on April 29 in the home of her son, Tom Robinson in Fallon, Nev. Surviving are two sons, James, Desert Hot Springs, Calif, Tom, Fallon, Nev.; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Boehne, San Diego, Calif.; and Mrs. Phyllis Inman, Conroe, Tex.; 15 grandchildren. Arrangements will be announced by Harris of Ozark
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Robinson, Synda Elizabeth (Foster)  9 Apr 1894 - 29 Apr 1982  unidentified clipping
OZARK -- Services for Synda Robinson, 89, a former resident of Springfield and Sparta, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Harris Chapel in Ozark. Burial will be in Ozark Cemetery. Mrs. Robinson died of natural causes at 3:30 a.m. Thursday in the home of her son, Tom Robinson in Fallon, Nev.

 

Robinson, Vava Arvilla (Wilson) 24 Jul 1916 - 15 Nov 1985  OH 21 Nov 1985 p8

[Note: married 28 Sep 1934 CCM William Rome “Bill” Robinson 12 Mar 1904 - 28 Nov 1978]

Services for Vava Arvilla Robinson, 69, Fordland, were held Nov,. 18 in West Finley Baptist Church with the Revs. Burney Claxton and Hubert Swearengin officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery under the direction of Marsh of Rogersville. Mrs. Robinson died Nov. 15 in Cox Medical Center, North, Springfield, following a long illness. She was a member of West Finley Baptist Church. Survivors include five sons, Buster and Ray, JR., both of Springfield, Clarence and Tom, both of Rogersville, and Wayne, Fordland; seven daughters, Wanda Smith and Beverly Robinson, both of Dallas, Texas, Lorene Gott, Elkland, Wilma Akin, Sharon Lewis, and Buenola Kincaid, all of Springfield, and Genevieve Campbell, Ozark; three sisters; two brothers; 17 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

 

Robinson, Willard Earvin 3 Feb 1920 - 6 Feb 1994  OH 19 Jan 1994

[Note: married Ethel Louise Skaggs 14  Jul 1923 - 5 Nov 2001]

Willard Earvin Robinson, 74, Clever, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1994 at 2:18 a.m. in his home. He was united in marriage on March 21, 1942 to Louis Skaggs. He had lived and farmed in the Clever community since May 1951. He retired from Frisco Railroad after 35 1/2 years, was a member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, two camping groups, Queen City Sams, and Dogwood Sams. Survivors include his wife, Louise; two sons, Jay W. Robinson and wife Donna, Clever, Ray Robinson and wife Pam, Ash Grove; three daughters, Beverly Sparkman and husband Verlin, Marionville, Mary Lou Bunch, Aurora, and Amy Nunn, Nixa; two sisters, Auda Bell and Anna Lea Simpson, both of Springfield; 11 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, with Rev. Kenneth Bandy and Frank E. Arnall officiating. Burial will be in Frazier Cemetery under direction of Meadors of Clever.

 

Robirds, Elvin T "Dutch" 5 Feb 1936 – 20 Feb 2001 CCH-N 7 Mar 2001

[Note: Son of Clifford & Flossie ( ) Robirds; married 22 Feb 1958 Mary Katherine Walker]

Elvin T. "Dutch" Robirds, 65, Ozark. passed away Tuesday. Feb. 20. 2001 in St. John's, Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born Feb. 5, 1936 in Longrun, Mo., to Flossie and Clifford Robirds, and was raised with seven brothers and three sisters in Ozark County. On Feb. 22, 1958 he and Mary Katherine Walker were united in marriage at Gainesville Church of Christ. Together they had two sons, Arvin Neal Robirds and Clifford Daniel Robirds. He owned and operated Craftline Cabinets in Ozark from 1968 until retirement in 1989. Dutch was a well-known professional tournament fisherman in the area. He came to Christ at a revival in his youth and in November 2000 rededicated his life to the Lord Jesus Christ and was baptized at Southside Church of Christ in Ozark. Preceding him in death were three brothers, E.J. Stehle, R.T. Robirds, and Kirby Robirds; a sister, Myrtle Robirds and his father. Survivors include his wife, Mary, of the home; two sons and their wives, Neal and Carolyn Robirds of Nixa, and Clifford and Susan Robirds of Rogersville; three grandchildren, Jordan Robirds, Aaron Robirds and Brandon Robirds; three step-grandchildren, Crystal Harless, Lindsay Harless and Andrew Harless; his mother, Flossie Watts of Gainesville; two sisters, Reva Miller and her husband Jake, and Maxine Terry and her husband Harold, all of Gainesville: four brothers, Estel Robirds and his wife Sue, Theodosia, Bill Stehle and his wife Avil, Waterford, Calif., Dick Stehl and his wife Nada, Hughson, Calif., and Curtis Robirds and his wife. Lola, Heyburn, Idaho; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 24 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Charles Eakins officiating. Burial followed in Hopedale Cemetery, Ozark.

 

Robison, Chester “Doc” 10 Apr 1907 - 27 Sep 1984   OH 4 Oct 1984 p11

[Note: Son of  Walter & Mary (Baty) Robison; married 5 Jan 1929 CCM Lela Ellen Johns 29 Aug 1910 - 20 Jul 1995]

Services for Chester “Doc” Robison, 78, Sparta, were held Sept. 30 in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with Dwayne Bray, Doin Pitchford and Clarence Feeney officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery. Mr. Robison died Sept. 27 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, after apparently suffering a heart attack. A longtime area livestock hauler and cattleman, he was a lifelong resident of the Sparta community. He was a member and deacon of Sparta Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife Lela; a daughter, Mrs. Jorene Thomas, Rogersville; three brothers, Lester, Sparta and Rex and Bob, both of Ozark; a sister, Mrs. Eileen Hodges,. Cassville; two granddaughters; and one great-grandson

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Robison, Chester “Doc” 10 Apr 1907 - 27 Sep 1984   OH 11 Oct 1984 pB11

Card of Thanks

Thanks to our many friends, neighbors and relatives for the food, cards, prayers, visits and many acts of kindness during our time of sorrow.  The “Doc” Robison Family  Lela Robison  Bob and Jorene Thomas  Mark and Janet Turner  Tony and Cindy Bird and Joshua  39-1tp

 

Robison, Darrell Keith 30 Jun 1937 - 9 Jun 2007 SN-L 11 Jun 2007 & CCH-N 27 Jun 2007 & CCH-N 3 Jul 2007

[Note: Son of John Rex & Wilma Irene (Johnson) Robison; married Darlene]

Darrel Keith Robison, 69, Sparta, Mo., passed away Saturday, June 9, 2007, in Cox South Hospital, Springfield. He was born June 30, 1937, in Sparta, Mo., the son of John Rex and Wilma Irene (Johnson) Robison. Keith was a lifelong resident of Christian County and a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church. He also was a retired employee of Mid-Am Dairy where he transported milk for over 45 years and worked as a dairy farmer. During his retirement, Keith enjoyed fishing and hunting with his family, playing guitar and singing Bluegrass music. Keith is survived by five children and their spouses, Rod and Jan Robison of Rogersville, Rhonda Fandel of Beaverton, Ore., Brad and Shelby of Sparta, Mo., Becky and Kent Collier of Ozark, and Russ and Trinia Robison of Battlefield; two sisters, Bonnie Angelo of Nixa and Carole Thomas and husband, Earl, of Ozark; 11 grandchildren, Ryan and Rochelle Robison, Abby and Andy Dixon, Brandon, Ben and Baylor Robison Kelsey and Keaton Collier, and McKenna and Evan Robison; the mother of his children, Darlene Robison; special friends, Wes and Violet Roller; several nieces, nephews, other caring relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Ken Robison. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2007, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will follow in the Sparta Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening, June 11, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark

 

Robison, Frona Z. (Gilbert) 8 Feb 1909 - 21 Mar 1982 OH 25 Mar 1982 p8

[Note: Daughter of Henry Lee & Mary Malinda (Tennison) Gilbert; married Lester Lloyd Robison 15 Jul 1905 - 9 Jan 1999]

Services for Frona Robison, 73, Sparta, were held March 23 in Harris Chapel in Ozark with the Revs. Jerry Hilton and Carl Thompson officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery. Mrs. Robison died March 21 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a long illness. A Luttie native, she had lived in Christian County since 1918 and was a member of Sparta Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Lester L.; four brothers, Russell,  Paul and Joe Gilbert, all of Oldfield and Cletus Gilbert, Dunnegan; and a sister, Mrs. Beatrice Watts, Miller.

 

Robison, Grace L. (Adams) 16 Sep 1897 - 9 Sep 1978 OH 14 Sep 1978 p6

[Note: married 12 Nov 1916 CCM James M. Robison 4 May 1889 - 26 Apr 1953]

SPARTA - Services for Mrs. Grace Robison, 80, Sparta, were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Sparta First Baptist Church with the Rill Boyd officiating., Burial was in Fair View Cemetery. Mrs. Robison died at 5:15 p.m. Saturday in Springfield MediCenter after a long illness. She was a native of Douglas County and had lived in Fair View and Sparta communities since 1916. She was member of the Sparta First Baptist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Eura Turner, Gillette, Wyo., Mrs. Eunice Smith, Rogersville, and Mrs. Faye Barham, Halfway’ a sister, Mrs. Ethel Maggard, Avilla; a brother, J. E. Adams, Lyons, Kan.; and 10 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

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Robison, Grace L. (Adams) 16 Sep 1897 - 9 Sep 1978 OH 21 Sep 1978 p2

Card of Thanks

We wish to express our appreciation to our friends for every kind gesture offered us during the illness and death of our mother, Mrs. Grace Robison. May God bless you.  Mrs. Eura Turner and Family  Mrs. Eunice Smith and Family  Mrs. Faye Barham and Family.

 

Robison, James Monroe , Rev. 11 Jan 1931 - 9 Feb 2003 SN-L 12 Feb 2003

[Note: Son of Andy & Edna (  ) Robison; married Marie Nale]

Rev. James Monroe Robison, 72, Hollister, MO, lost his valiant battle against ShyDrager Syndrome, but won the ultimate victory on Sunday, February 9, 2003, surrounded by his loving family. Monroe was born January 11, 1931 in Imperial, California to Andy and Edna Robison. After high school, he married Marie Nale, and was soon called into Christian service. He was an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God, pioneering his first church in Lakeside, Oregon. In 1959, he answered the call to overseas missionary service and was stationed in Nigeria and Ghana in West Africa. He had a passion for sharing the Word of God with nations by means of gospel literature production and distribution. His 31 years of missionary service, including ten years with Life Publishers in Miami, Florida, allowed him to fulfill his call to spread the Good News via the printed word. His enthusiasm and heart for the ministry were wonderfully reflected in the many lives he touched around the world. At the time of his second retirement, he was part of a family design and media production firm – still serving his missionary and ministry family with his unique talent and dedication. A gentle man with a ready smile, Monroe lived his faith and had a servant’s heart. His living example of dignity and courage are a precious gift to all who were privileged to know him. While we call him “son, brother, husband, father, pastor, friend,” the angels now call him “neighbor.” He was preceded in death by his parents and son-in-law, C.R. Lucky Young. He is survived by his wife, Marie of Hollister, MO; daughter Carrie Young of Nixa, MO; sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Dixie Robison of Alpena, AR, and Brent and Marla Robison of Branson, MO; grandchildren, Lori Young, Julie Clark, Lucky Young II, James Robison III, Matthew Robison, Andy Robison, Stephen Robison II, and Christian Robison; great-grandson, Brendon Clark; his siblings and their families, Gladys Fox, Gene Robison, LeRoy Robison, June Brand, Willard Robison, and Linda Floyd; as well as many friends and coworkers whose lives were enriched by his unfailing kindness and unconditional love. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, February 14, 2003 at Thieme-Shadel-Hicks Funeral Service at Rivermonte in Springfield. A memorial celebration will be held at James River Assembly in Ozark, MO, on Saturday, February 15, 2003 at 10 a.m. with Rev. John Lindell officiating. Interment will follow in Delaware Cemetery in Nixa, MO. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the J. Monroe Robison Missions Education Scholarship Fund, c/o Central Bible College, 3000 N. Grant, Springfield, MO 65803. Springfield News-Leader, February 13, 2003.

 

Robison, Jo Anne (McAllister) 1942 - 28 Feb 2004  SN-L 2 Mar 2004

[Note: Daughter of Arnold & Vera (  ) McAllister;]

Jo Anne Robison, age 61, of Republic, passed away at 12:18 p.m. Saturday, February 28, 2004, in St. John's Regional Health Center. She was a retiree and did volunteer work for Camp Blue Bird, St. John's Cancer Center, and the American Red Cross. Survivors include, three children, Rebecca Jo Robison, Buffalo, Mo., Robert David Robison, Johnston, Iowa, and Richard Allen Robison, Nixa, Mo.; six grandchildren, Ronnie and Richard, Robert and Stephanie, Amanda and Kelsey; one sister, Judy Rae Sutton, Portland, Ore.; one half-brother, Donald McAllister, Lakewood, Calif.; and numerous friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arnold and Vera McAllister; one daughter, Florence Marie; and many friends. Funeral services are 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, 2004, in Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield, Mo., with burial at a later date. Visitation is 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, 2004, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Camp Blue Bird, c/o Marilyn Bauer at St. John's Cancer Center.

 

Robison, John David, Jr. 20 Jan 1950 - 22 Jan 1997 CCH-N 25 Jan 1997

[Note: Son of John David & ? (?) Robison; married Carol]

John David Robison, Jr., 47, Ozark, died Wednesday, January 22, 1997, from injuries sustained in a construction accident. He was born January 20, 1950, in San Diego, California, moving to this area five years ago. He was an employee of Midwest Drywall Company. Survivors include: his wife of seventeen years, Carol Robison; his parents, John David Sr. and Donna Robison, West Plains; his son, Andrew Straker and his wife, Lori, Ozark; a brother, Ken Robison, San Diego, California; and a sister, Denise Thayer, Lebanon. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 25, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Jerry Applegate officiating. Visitation will be from noon until service time Saturday.

 

Robison, John Ellis 1912 - 15 Feb 1972 OH 24 Feb 1972 p8

Rogersville - Funeral services for John Ellis Robison, 59, of San Bernardino, Calif., formerly of the Rogersville area, were held last Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Marsh Chapel here with the Rev. Claude McMullin officiating. Burial was in Palmetto Cemetery. Mr. Robison, a carpenter, died in San Bernardino last Tuesday morning after an illness of several years. He is survived by two sons, Kenneth of Kansas City and Dale of Festus; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Long, Springdale, Ark. and Miss Barbara Robison, Rogersville; a sister, Mrs. Sarah Webb, Barstow, Calif.. and four grandchildren.

 

Robison, John Thomas 16 Jul 1974 - 28 Dec 1996 CCH-N 4 Jan 1997

[Note: Son of Butch & Carol (Miller) Robison]

John Thomas Robison, 22, Ozark, died Saturday, December 28, 1996, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born July 16, 1974, in Shreveport, Louisiana. He lived most of his life in Ozark and was a 1992 graduate of Ozark High School. While in high school, he was a member of the Debate and Highlife Clubs. John also served on the newspaper staff. He was active in school sports and was a member of the football, basketball, and track teams. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Ozark and served as leader of the HICKS Youth Discipleship Class. John was co-owner of Albright Janitorial Service. Survivors include: his mother, Carol Robison, Ozark; his father, Butch Robison and his wife, Patty, Springfield; two sisters, Christel Robison and Sarah Robison, Ozark; grandparents, Floyd and Helen Miller, Irving, Texas, and Ron and Joy Kingsbury, LaFayette, Georgia; and his fiancee, Hope Smith, Springfield. He was preceded in death by grandparents Helen Miller and Lewis Robison. Funeral services were held Monday December 30, in Adams Funeral Home with burial in Selmore Cemetery.

 

Robison, Kenneth Rex 19 Dec 1939 - 24 Mar 1991  NN-E 4 Apr 1991

[Note: Son of Rex & Wilma (  ) Robison; married Beverly]

Kenneth Rex Robison, 51, Yukon, Okla., died Sunday, March 24, 1991, of a massive heart attack in Detroit, Mich. He was a Baptist and was employed with contract freighters. Survivors include his wife, Beverly; three sons, Kenneth and Darin, both of Oklahoma City, and Chris, Yukon; his parents, Rex and Wilma Robison, Ozark; two sisters, Bonnie Angelo, Yukon, and Carole Thomas, Ozark; a brother, Keith, Sparta; and three grandchildren. Services were held Thursday, March 28, in Bill Merritt Chapel, Bethany, Okla. Interment was in Memorial Park Cemetery.

 

Robison, Kevin Thomas 20 Nov 1985 - 14 May 1990 OH 24 May 1990

[Note: Son of Tom & Judy Ann (Ruhl) Robison]

Funeral Services for Kevin Thomas Robison, 4, Springfield, were Saturday in Ayre-Goodwin-Lee Funeral Chapel at Rivermonte. The Rev. Jim Downing and Kevin's grandfather, the Rev. Dr. W.T. Robison officiated. A special family heritage tribute was presented. Burial was in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens. Kevin was born Nov. 20, 1985 in Springfield, to Tom and Judy Ann Ruhl Robison. He died Monday, May 14, 1990 after a long struggle with leukemia in Wyler Children's Hospital, University of Chicago. He attended Elm Grove United Methodist Church. According to his mother, he was a typical little boy enjoying life to the fullest, although spending a great deal of time in and out of hospitals. He was inspiring to the medical staff patients around him, constantly keeping everyone uplifted with joy and laughter. Besides his parents, he is survived by his little brother, Aaron, Rev. Dr. W.T. and Betty Robison, Springfield; maternal grandparents, Joe and Dorothy Ruhl, Sikeston; his paternal great-grandparents, Harley. and Pearl Robison, Springfield and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kevin Robison Leukemia Fund in care of Guaranty Federal.

 

Robison, Lela Ellen (Johns) 29 Aug 1910 – 20 Jul 1995  CCH-N 26 Jul 1995

[Note: Daughter of John Leroy “Salt“ & Bertha Odessa “Dessy“ (Douglas) Johns; married 5 Jan 1929 Chester ‘Doe” Robison 10 Apr 1907 - 27 Sep 1984]

Lela Ellen Robison, age 84, of Sparta, died Thursday, July 20, 1995, in Camelot Rose Residential Care. She was born August 29, 1910, near Sparta and was the daughter of John and Bertha Johns. She was married to Chester ‘Doe” Robison on January 5, 1929, and they lived the remainder of their lives in the Sparta area. She was a member of the Sparta Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, four sisters, and two brothers. Survivors include a daughter, Jorene Thomas and her husband, Bob, of Rogersville; two granddaughters, Janet Turner and her husband Mark, Ozark, and Cindy Bird and her husband, Tony, Rogersville; two great-grandsons, Joshua and Tyler Bird; a sister, Lula Ladd; and a brother, Roy Johns both of Sparta; many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Funeral services were held Saturday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Dwayne Bray and Greely Kirkpatrick officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.

 

Robison, Lester Lloyd 15 Jul 1905 - 9 Jan 1999  CCH-N 20 Jan 1999 & CCH-N 27 Jan 1999

[Note: Son of Walter & Mary (Baty) Robison; married Frona Gilbert  8 Feb 1909 - 21 Mar 1982; married Verbal S. Bacon 14 Dec 1905 - 10 Jan 1992  m/1 White]

Lester Lloyd Robison, age 93, of Sparta, died Saturday, Jan. 9 in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born July 15, 1905 in Sparta and was the son of Walter and Mary (Baty) Robison. He served his country in the U.S. Army. Mr. Robison was a member of First Baptist Church, Sparta and Sparta Lodge NO. 296, A.F and A.M. Before retirement he was a road maintenance employee for the Missouri State Highway Department. He was preceded in death by: his first wife, Frona Gilbert Robison; his second wife, Verbal White Robison; two brothers, Chester "Doc" Robison and Rex Robison; and his parents. Survivors include: a brother, Bob Robison, and his wife, Joyce, Ozark; a sister, Eileen Hodges, Cassville; a sister-in-law, Wilma Robison, Ozark; a stepdaughter, Earlene Hill, of the home; nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 12, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Gary Robertson officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.

 

Robison, Mahala Ann (Williams) Bryant 27 Jul 1827 - 15 Sep 1915 CCR 17 Sep 1915

[Note: Daughter of Robert & Sallie (Crain) Williams - mother’s maiden name not very clear; married Augustine Bryant 1 Oct 1811 - 5 Mar 1857; married ? Robison]

At her home in Nixa Wednesday September 15, Mrs. Mahala A. Robinson aged 89 years. Funeral services were held Thursday with interment in the Payne cemetery. The deceased was a mother of the late James B. Bryant and Grandmother of C. B., Loretta and Mann Bryant. Those here attended the funeral.

 

Robison, Mary S. (Baty) 22 Feb 1888 - 8 Jun 1967 CCR 15 Jun 1967 p1

[Note: Daughter of John & Pearl (  ) Baty; married Walter  W. Robison 4 Sep 1883 - 29 Jan 1967]

Mrs. Mary S. Robison, 79, died at 6 p.m. Thursday in her home at Sparta. She was a lifelong Christian county resident and a member of Sparta Baptist Church. She was the widow of Walter W. Robison who died Jan. 29. Survivors include four sons, Lester and Chester “Doc”, both of Sparta, Rex, Wichita and Bob, Mountain Grove; one daughter, Mrs. Eileen Hodges, Sparta; one sister, Mrs. Grace Carlson, Prairie Village, Kan.; 12 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and one great, great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday in Sparta Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis Swift officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.

 

Robison, Murlin W. 3 Dec 1935 - 27 Oct 2001  CCH-N 7 Nov 2001

[Note: Son of Leonard & Nora (Gooding) Robison; married 1949 Lois Jean Nelson]

Murlin W Robison, age 75, of Nixa, passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2001, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born December 3, 1935, in Polo, Missouri, the son of Leonard and Nora (Gooding) Robison. His early years were spent helping with the operation of a 200-acre farm with his family. At the end of World War II, he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served with the military police in Korea. In 1949, he and Lois Jean Nelson were married. Mr. Robison relocated his family to Pueblo, Colorado in 1956 where he served with the Civil Service as a postal worker for 11 years. He and his family became residents of the Ozarks in 1967 where he owned and operated a dry cleaning business for many years. Survivors include: His wife, Jean; his son Bruce Robison and his wife Debbie, Springfield; a grandson, Sean Robison, Springfield; a brother, Gerald Robison and his wife, Shirley, Hamilton, Missouri; and a nephew, Gregg Robison and his wife, Libby, Odessa, Missouri. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, November 1, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Dr. Richard Eakins officiating. Burial with military honors followed in Missouri Veterans Cemetery Springfield. Visitation was Wednesday in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to either the American Heart Association EO. Box 1653, Topeka, KS 66601-1653 or the American Cancer Society 3322 South Campbell, Ste. R, Springfield, MO 65807.

 

Robison, Nancy Emaline (Greene) 18 Feb 1854 - 17 Apr 1927 CCR 28 Apr 1927 p1

[Note: Daughter of Alfred & Louisa (Wiggins) Greene; married 1881 William A. Robison 1 Jan 1852 - 14 Oct 1901]

Nancy E. Green was born in Christian county, Missouri on February 18th, 1854. She was converted and baptized into the Christian church on January 5th, 1868. She was married to William A. Robinson on June 16th, 1881 and departed this life on April 17th, 1917 at the age of 73 years, a month and 29 days. She was a kind mother and lived a faithful Christian life. To the union of Nancy Green and William Robinson were born five children, four boys and one girl. They are Mrs. Pearl M. Faucett of Opolis, Kansas, Walter M., Thomas E.; Alford N. and James M. of Sparta. The husband died about 25 years ago, leaving her the family to rear.

 

Robison, Newt 11 May 1887 - 11 Dec 1973  OH 20 Dec 1973 p7

[Note: Son of William A. & Nancy Emaline (Green) Robison; married Sena Johnson 27 Sep 1894 - 8 Aug 1973]

SPARTA - Funeral services for Newt Robison, 86 of Sparta were at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Harris Chapel in Ozark with the Rev. Bill Mabury and Tom D. Smith officiating. Burial will be in Sparta Cemetery. Mr. Robison died at 7:20 p.m. Tuesday in the Springfield MediCenter.

 

Robison, Rex 11 Feb 1909 - 14 Apr 1995  CCH-N 19 Apr 1995

[Note: Son of Walter & Mary (Baty) Robison; married 11 Feb 1909 Wilma Irene Johnson 19 Aug 1910 - 21 Sep 2000]

Rex Robison, 86, Ozark, died Friday, April 14, 1995, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born Feb. 11, 1909, in Sparta, the son of Walter and Mary Baty Robison. On Sept. 13, 1930, he was married to Wilma Irene Johnson. He worked in construction in Wichita, Kan., and was a farmer while living at Sparta. He was a member of Eastern Gate Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Kenneth Robison; a grandson, John Thomas; and a brother, Chester "Doc" Robison. Survivors include his wife, Wilma; a son, Keith Robison, Sparta; two daughters, Bonnie Angelo, Memphis, Tenn., and Carol Thomas and her husband, Earl, Ozark; a daughter-in-law, Beverly Robison, Oklahoma City, Okla.; 15 grandchildren, Dick, Steve and Jeff Turner, Susan Jackson, Sharla Mayer, Greg and Curt Thomas, Rod, Brad and Russ Robison, Rhonda Dixon, Becky Collier, and Kenny, Chris and Darin Robison; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; two brothers, Lester Robison, Sparta, and Bob Robison, Ozark; and a sister, Eileen Hodges, Cassville. Funeral services were Monday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Mike Howell and Rev. Terry Kendrick officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.

 

Robison, Ruby Lavina (Alderson) 24 Dec 1911 - 6 Nov 2006 CCH-N 15 Nov 2006

[Note: Daughter of Ira Rowan & Laura Evelyn (Susong) Alderson; married 12 Apr 1941 John Ellis Robison 21 Mar 1912 - 15 Feb 1972]

            Ruby Lavina Robison, 94, of Rogersville, passed away Monday, Nov. 6, 2006, at Washington Regional Hospital in Fayetteville, Ark. Ruby was born Dec. 24, 1911, in Rogersville to Ira Rowan Alderson and Laura Evelyn “Susong” Alderson. She was a graduate of Rogersville High School, member of the Rogersville Church of God Holiness and was married to John Ellis Robison on April 12, 1941, and he preceded her in death in February 1972. Ruby is survived by one son, Kenneth Robison and wife Diana of Kansas City; two daughters, Betty Long and husband Charles of Springdale, Ark., and Barbara Robison of Springfield; two half brothers, James Alderson and wife Linda, and Lawrence Alderson and wife Aneata, all of Springfield; two half sisters, Leona Stewart and husband Carl of Springfield and Jeanette Melton and husband Jerry of Ozark; four grandchildren, William Robison and wife Shelley, Cheryl Rakes and husband Clyde, Charles Long, Jr. and Shaun Long; five great grandchildren, Margo and Cassidy Robison, Charles Long, III, Jeana and Dustin Long; nieces, nephews and special cousins, the Abbeys. Ruby was also preceded in death by a brother, Jesse Alderson, half-brother, Bobbie Joe Alderson and step-brother, Bill Morton. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at the Preston-Marsh Funeral Home, Rogersville, with burial in the Palmetto Cemetery. Visitation was form 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Southwest Missouri Humane Society.


Robison, Ruth (Hughes) 5 Jun 1931 – 15 Jun 1997  CCH-N 25 Jun 1997

[Note: Daughter of William Harrison & Eunice (Rutledge) Hughes]

Ruth Robison, 66, Blue Springs, Missouri, formerly of Springfield, died at 11:30 p.m. Sunday, June 15, 1997, in St. Luke’s Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri. Mrs. Robison, a homemaker, was born June 5, 1931, in Booker, Texas, the daughter of William Harrison and Eunice Rutledge Hughes. Ruth was a member of Women of the Moose and enjoyed fishing and working puzzles. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Joyce Robison, Kansas City; Bob and Jo Ella Robison, Shawnee Mission, Kansas; a sister, Mary Newberry, Independence, Missouri; a brother, Harold Hughes, Raytown, Missouri; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Graveside services were June 21 in Old Boston Cemetery, Oldfield, under direction of Ayre-Goodwin-Lee, a Heritage Funeral Home at Rivermonte.

 

Robertson, Lonnie W. 5 May 1928 - 6 Feb 2002  CCH-N 13 Feb 2002

[Note: Son of Benjamin H. & Fannie Mae (Pollard) Robertson; married Betty Cutbirth 3 Jun 1950 - 29 Mar 1998]

Lonnie W Robertson, age 73, of Ozark, died Feb. 6, 2002, in his home near his son. He was born May 5, 1928, in Longrun, the son of Benjamin and Fannie (Pollard) Robertson. He served his country in the U.S. .S. Army during the Korean War. Robertson was well known in the restaurant business in Ozark. where he owned and operated restaurants for 25 years. Survivors include: His son. Lonnie Robertson, Jr., and wife. Pam, Galena; four brothers and sisters, E. L. Robertson. Ozark. Hazel Youngblood, Hollister, Tom Robertson, Ava, and Wilma Hess, Kansas City; and nieces and nephews. His wife, Betty, preceded him in death as well as nine brothers and sisters. Funeral services were Feb. 9, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. with Rev. James "Hobo" Applegate officiating. Burial was in Flood Cemetery. Highlandville.

 

Robertson, Lottie (Letterman) 4 Dec 1919 - 17 Jul 2005 CCH-N 3 Aug 2005

[Note: Daughter of Joe & Florence (Bowden) Letterman]

            Lottie Robertson, 85, of Harrison, Ark., died Sunday, July 17, 2005, at Hilltop Nursing Center in Harrison. Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 21 at Holder Chapel with Rev. Dennis Sisco officiating. Visitation was open for viewing at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 21 at the chapel. Burial was in Western Grove Cemetery under the direction of Christeson Funeral Home of Harrison. Pallbearers were Dwane White, Tim Wyatt, David Cowls, Jeff Waldon, Rex Massey and Tommy Massey. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Hills, PO Box 1927, Harrison, Ark. 72602-1927. The daughter of Joe and Florence (Bowden) Letterman was born Dec. 4, 1919 in Marshfield. She was a resident of Missouri for approximately 40 years. She moved to Western Grove where she had been a resident for the past 43 years. She loved gardening. She grew flowers and vegetables and loved sharing them with friends and neighbors that were in need. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Junior and Freeman Letterman; a sister, Cleona Pierce and two infant grandchildren. She is survived by two sons and their wives, Floyd and Vicki Robertson of St. Joe and Lloyd and Diane Robertson of Western Grove; one daughter, Jo Wolfe of Protem; a grandson she raised, Tommy Robertson of Berryville; a brother, Bob Letterman of Fair Grove; a sister, John Staley of Winnemucca, Nev.; nine grandchildren; four great grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.


Robertson, Louisana F. (Crain) Brant 14 Oct 1859 - 13 Feb 1927 CCR 17 Feb 1927 p1

[Note: Daughter of  Arthur Charles & Martha A. (Kerchner) Crain; married  ? Brant; married  23 Feb 1879 CCL William  Larkin Robertson 23 Feb 1858 - 20 Oct 1940]

After an apparent pleasant day, filled with the association officiators, with whom she jollied and jokingly passed away the time, death suddenly laid his cold finger on the life of Mrs. Louisiana F. Roberson last Sunday evening at the hour  of 9:45 at her home of her son, Ross Robertson in Ozark. She had reached the age of 67 years, 3 months and 29 days. She leaves to mourn besides a host of friends and relatives, the husband, William L. Robertson; and three sons, Ross E. of Ozark, Clyde E, of Shelton, Washington and Arthur C. of Sparta. Two daughters died in infancy. The funeral services were held from the First Christian church, of which she became a member in 1885, at 2:40 o’clock on Tuesday afternoon, February 15th, with Rev, B. Frank West of Springfield as the minister and the Chaffin Undertaking company funeral directors. Burial was made in the city cemetery. Having lived in this community for a long number of years, being of a family which pioneered, Mrs. Robertson gave to the community a life of service [evidently a printing error here] 14th, 1859. Those from Springfield who attended the services were Mrs. Allie Clifton, Mr. and Mrs. John Crain, Mr. and Mrs. Crain, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Dryden, Mrs. Louise Willis, Helen Walker, Dr. J. A. Robertson, Dr. M. Payne, Rob Wrightsman, Mr. and Mrs. Harve Turner. Mr. and Mrs. Will Crain and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Crain of Sparta were also in attendance. She was born the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Crain of Greene county, where she lived with her parents until 1872 when they moved to Ozark, She was married to W. L. Robertson in 1879. She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Harriet Harris, Mrs. Mattie Adams of Ozark and Mrs. J. R. Dryden of Springfield and four brothers, Jim Crain of Springfield; W. H. Crain of Sparta; J. J. Crain of Springfield and T. C. Crain of Ozark.

 

Robertson, Madge Emmeline (Covell) 28 Sept. 1921 – 3 June 1995  CCH-N 7 June 1995

[Note: Daughter of William Ralph & Florence (Moore) Covell; married Harold Robertson]

Madge Emmeline Robertson, 73, Ozark, died Saturday, June 3, 1995, in Chicago, Ill. She was born September 28, 1921, in Grand Mound, Iowa, the daughter of William Ralph and Florence Moore Covell. She was a homemaker and a member of the Ozark United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, and four brothers. She is survived by her husband, Harold, of the home; three daughters, Joyce M. Stucker, Rock Falls, Ill, Ruth Mary Bradburn, Elgin, Ill., and Donna Michele Gapp, Floyds Knobs, Ind.; and a brother, Robert Eugene Covell, Circleville, Ohio; a sister, Margaret Faeger, state of California; three step-daughters, Paula Moore, Nixa, Laura Dowler, Springfield, and Mary Kuhn, Nixa; a step-son, Harold Robertson, Nixa; eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Harris, a Heritage Funeral Home, Ozark, with her grandson Michael Bradburn officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the American Heart Association or the Ozark United Methodist Church.

 

Robertson, Martha Jane (Payne) 17 Mar 1835 - 20 Feb 1901 CCR 28 Feb 1901

[Note: Daughter of Larkin & Rebecca (Huddleston) Payne; married  20 Sep 1855 GrCM James W. R. Robertson 15 May 1830 - 1 Aug 1887]

Mrs. Martha Jane Robertson, nee Payne, was born March 17, 1835; died at 5:25 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 1901, aged 65 years, 11 months and three days. She had been ill only a few days, and her death came as a surprise to all but her immediate friends. He ancestors cane from the Carolinas to Tennessee at an early day. From there, her parents came to Missouri, settling 5 miles southwest of Springfield in Greene county. They were among the first settlers of this section. Her father. Larkin Payne, was president of the first bank in Springfield, was judge of the county court and held other important in public affairs. David M. Payne, a brother, was a lawyer here for many years; another brother, John M. Payne, was a colonel in the Southern army and an influential citizen of Dallas, Tex. Two brothers still survive - W. H. Payne of Billings and Houston Payne of Needmore. On Sept 20, 1855, she was married to the late Captain J. W. Robertson whose connection with the growth and business interest of Ozark is well known. They first lived at the mouth of Finley, where Mr. Robertson engaged in the milling business. In 1863 they removed to Iowa, returning in 1864 to Ozark, which has ever since been their home. Deceased leaves seven children - T. L., Wm. L., John and James Robertson and Mrs. C. C. Woody of Ozark;  Mrs. Len Walker of Springfield and Mrs. W. F. Turner of Joplin. Mrs. Robertson united with the Christian church at Springfield 48 years ago under the preaching of Dr. W. H. Hopson. She was a charter member of the congregation here. Her strength of conviction and her consecrated life are well known to all who were acquainted with her. She was faithful unto death and has received a crown of life. Beauty is vain and favor is deceitful, but a woman who feareth the Lord. She shall be praised.” She belonged to a class of pioneer citizens now rapidly passing away. They toiled and labored that we today might enjoy what we have. As long as we live we shall rise up and call the blessed. He death was doubly sad coming only a day after the death of Mrs. T. L. Robertson, and the scene of mother and daughter lying side by side will not soon be forgotten by the large concourse of friends who came to pay respect to the living and the dead. Beautiful floral offerings were made, touching music was rendered and fitting words were spoken by Eld. T. A. Foster of Sparta. assisted by Elders Wade Moore of Needmore and W. F> Turner of Joplin. In the cemetery at Ozark so long their homes, their bodies were lowered together to await the coming of the Lord.

 

Robertson, Maude L. (Batson) 20 Feb 1904 - 20 Nov 1994

[Note: Daughter of Robert Benton & Gilla Ann (Haguewood) Batson; married Glen Robertson 2 Apr 1905 - 17 Jun 1973]

Maude L. Robertson, 90, Billings, died at 3:36 a.m. Sunday, November 20, 1994 at St. John’s Regional Health Center, following a long illness. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Billings, Billings Extension Club and Senior Citizens Clubs. She was preceded in death by her husband Glen, In June 1973. She is survived by 4 nieces, Alline Schnick, Janice Wade and Doris Batson all of Billings and Lucille Phillips of Highland Ranch, Colorado, and one nephew, Howard French of Sebring Hills Florida. Graveside services were Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Old Rose Hill Cemetery with Rev. Gary Matthews officiating under direction of Meadors Funeral Home Billings. Republic Monitor November 24, 1994.

 

Robertson, Max W. 1908 - 27 Feb 1964    CCR 5 Mar 1964 p5

[Note: Son of Ross Edgar & Nellie J. (Easson) Robertson; married Ruth Kathryn Seitz 16 Nov 1918 - 3 Jun 2002]

Max W. Robertson, 55, of Fort Smith, Ark. and a former resident of Ozark, died at his home Thursday, Feb. 27, after an illness of several weeks. Survivors include his wife, Netah of the home; one son, Dale of Ozark; two daughters, Mrs. Peggy Schatz, of Springfield and Mrs. Brenda Ford of Bruner; one step-son of Fort Smith, Ark.; his father, Ross Robertson of Springfield; one sister, Myrtle Agnes Robertson of Washington, D. C.; and four grandchildren. Funeral services and burial were held at Charleston, Ark. Saturday, Feb. 29.

 

Robertson, Myrtle (Roberts) Johnson 5 Jun 1890 - 1 Jan 1967 CCR 5 Jan 1967 p1

[Note: Daughter of Jacob “Jake” & Lundy (Garrison) Roberts; married 1907 Lew Johnson 20 Feb 1888 - 29 Mar 1945; married second 1955 Ross Edgar Robertson 9 Jun 1881 - Dec 1964; buried under name Johnson]

Mrs. Myrtle Robertson, 76, of 3121 West Lincoln, Springfield, died at 1:10 p.m. today in Burge-Protestant Hospital. Mrs. Robertson moved to Springfield from Ozark 10 years ago. She is survived by four sons, Elbert Johnson of the home, Roy, 1228 North Fontaine, Luther, 1920 West Olive and Glen, Ozark; and four daughters, Mrs. Elma Swearengin and Mrs. Lela Miller, both of Bellflower, Calif., Mrs. Fern Phillips, Bruner and Mrs. Helen Mitchell, 1912 Inglewood. Also surviving are one step-daughter, Miss Myrtle Robertson, Washington, D. C.; two brothers, Ed Roberts, Tarkio and Rob, Chadwick; one sister, Mrs. Maudie Brewer, Chadwick; 46 grandchildren, 70 great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren. Harris of Ozark is in charge of arrangements.

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Robertson, Myrtle (Roberts) Johnson 5 Jun 1890 - 1 Jan 1967 CCR 12 Jan 1967 p1

Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Robertson, 76, of 3021 West Lincoln, Springfield, were at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Estel I. Moore, officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, near Sparta. Mrs. Robertson died at 1:10 p.m. Thursday, Jan, 5, in Burge-Protestant Hospital.

 

Robertson, Myrtle Agnes 16 Nov 1912 - 14 Jan 1996  CCH-N 13 Jan 1996

[Note: Daughter of Ross Edgar & Nellie J (Easson) Robertson]

Myrtle Agnes Robertson, 83, Ozark, passed away Sunday, Jan. 14, 1996, in Ozark Nursing and Care Center. Myrtle was born Nov. 16, 1912 in Christian County the daughter of Ross and Nell Easson Robertson. She retired in 1973 from the U.S. Navy Department, after working 32 years. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Ozark chapter #98, and a longtime member of the Ozark Presbyterian Church. She loved to read. She is preceded in death by. Her parents. Survivors include: One nephew, Dale Robertson, and his wife, Rachel, Ozark; two nieces, Peggy Scholz, and her husband, Carl, Springfield, and Brenda Ford, and her husband, Joe, Bruner. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, in Harris, a Cassity Heritage Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Robert Brueck officiating. Burial following in the Ozark cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Ozark Presbyterian Church.

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Robertson, Myrtle Agnes 16 Nov 1912 - 14 Jan 1996  CCH-N 17 Jan 1996

[Note: Daughter of Ross & Nellie J (Easson) Robertson]

Myrtle Agnes Robertson, 83, Ozark, passed away Sunday, Jan. 14, 1996, in Ozark Nursing and Care Center. Myrtle was born Nov. 16, 1912 in Christian County the daughter of Ross and Nell Easson Robertson. She retired in 1973 from the U.S. Navy Department, after working 32 years. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Ozark chapter #98, and a longtime member of the Ozark Presbyterian Church. She loved to read. She is preceded in death by: Her parents. Survivors include: One nephew, Dale Robertson, and his wife, Rachel, Ozark; two nieces, Peggy Scholz, and her husband, Carl, Springfield, and Brenda Ford, and her husband, Joe, Bruner. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, in Harris, a Cassity Heritage Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Robert Brueck officiating. Burial following in the Ozark cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Ozark Presbyterian Church.

 

Robertson, Myrtle M. (Cobb) Clayman 16 May 1920 - 26 May 2005  SN-L 28 May 2005

[Note: Daughter of John & Margie (Goins) Cobb; married 1940 William C. “Bill” Clayman 13 Feb 1920 - 13 Mar 1979; married 1985 Virgil Robertson]

Myrtle M. (Clayman) Robertson, age 85, of Highlandville, passed away in her home on Thursday May 26, 2005. She was born March 16, 1920, in Mincy, the daughter of John and Margie (Goins) Cobb. In 1940 she and William C. Clayman were united in marriage. He preceded her in death in 1979. In 1985 she and Virgil Robertson were married. Mrs. Robertson was baptized in 1933 in Willow Springs. She was a long time member of Selmore Christian Church, and had attended Spokane Baptist Church with her husband, Virgil. Survivors include: her husband, Virgil; three children, Larry Clayman and his wife, Renee, Georgetown, Texas, Carla Essick and her husband, Dick, Highlandville, and Jack Clayman, Highlandville; four stepchildren and their spouses, Jan and Roy Bilyeu, Ozark, Deloris and Donald Hicks, Springfield, Gary and Janet Robertson, Highlandville, and Joyce and Richard Long, Lee's Summit; nine grandchildren, Lisa Russell, Phil Clayman, Jim Bob Clayman, John Clayman, Josh Tinker, Shannon Clayman, Kimberly Jo Clayman, Matthew Clayman, and Michael Clayman; 17 great grandchildren; six step grandchildren; 15 step-great grandchildren; three step great-great-grandchildren ; three sisters, Ora Martin, Dorothy Smith and Chris Carter; and a brother, Gene Cobb. In addition to her first husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Stanley Clayman; two brothers, Bill Cobb and Chick Cobb, an infant sister, and her parents. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 29, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Gary Robertson officiating. Burial will follow in Selmore Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.

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Robertson, Myrtle M. (Cobb) Clayman            16 May 1920 - 26 May 2005 CCH-N 15 Jun 2005

Thank you

            The family of Myrtle (Claymon) Robertson would like to thank our friends, neighbors and churches for the prayers, visits, flowers, food and deeds of kindness during Myrtle’s illness and death. Our deepest appreciation to each of you. The families of Virgil Robertson, Carla Essick, Jack Claymon and Larry Claymon

 

Robertson, Nancy Carol (Stewart) 13 Sep 1938 - 31 Dec 2010 SN-L 2 Jan 2011

[Note: Daughter of Harry & Lola (Boyd) Stewart; married Harold Ivan Robertson, Sr., 19 Dec 1927 - 19 Jul 2010]

Nancy Carol Robertson, age 72, of Springfield, passed away Friday, December 31, 2010. She was born September 13, 1938, in Springfield, the daughter of Harry and Lola (Boyd) Stewart. She was united in marriage to Harold Ivan Robertson, Sr., who preceded her in death on July 19, 2010. During her working career, Nancy was a hotel housekeeping manager and later prepared meals for a residential home. She was a wonderful cook and served as a cake decorator for family and friends. She was a member of Bellview Baptist Church in Springfield, and was a member of the Eastern Star in Oklahoma. Survivors include four children, Paula Moore and husband Richard, Nixa, Laura Dowler, Springfield, Mary Iorg and husband Mark, Sparta, and Harold I. Robertson, Jr. and wife Nicola, Ava; 17 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; five siblings, Marcella Brooks and husband Joe, Bill Stewart and wife Sherry, Lena Johnson, Keith Stewart and wife Carol, and Karen Bisher and husband Stan; three sisters-in-law, Cheryl Stewart, Ann Stewart, and Barbara Stewart; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; a great-grandchild, D'Andre; five brothers, Bob, Mark, Larry, Tommy and Kenny Stewart; and her parents. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 5, 2011 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will follow in Hopedale Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday in the funeral home.

 

Robertson, Nellie J. (Easson) CCCR 18 Mar 1954 p5

[Note: Daughter of William & Sarah M. (Morrison) Easson; married 7 Jun 1907 Ross Edgar Robertson 9 Jun 1881 - 16 Dec 1964]

Funeral services are incomplete for Mrs. Nellie J. Robertson, 72, who died suddenly at her home in Ozark. However, funeral services will be held at Chaffin Funeral Chapel in Ozark. Definite arrangements are pending the arrival of a daughter, Miss Myrtle Agnes Robertson from Washington, D. C. Mrs. Robertson was a member of the Ozark Presbyterian Church. the Ladies Literary Club, and was a past Matron and longtime secretary of the Ozark Chapter of Eastern Star. Immediate survivors include her husband, Ross Robertson, one son, Max Robertson of Ozark, the daughter, Myrtle Agnes; and three grandchildren

 

Robertson, Ralph Milton 5 Oct 1905 - 2 Aug 1955     CCR 4 Aug 1955 p8

[Note: Son of Fred William & Artie Pearl (Terry) Robertson; married Freda Berniece Crumley 7 Aug 1911 - 18 Mar 1955]

Funeral services for Ralph Milton Robertson, 49, a lifelong resident of the Nixa community who died Tuesday evening at 9:30 at the home of his mother, Mrs. Pearl Robertson of Nixa, will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Harris Funeral Chapel in Nixa. Officiating ministers will be Rev. Roscoe Harding and Rev. Fred Jackman, and burial will be in Jones Cemetery south of Nixa. Survivors include one son, Charles Lee Robertson of Los Angeles, Calif; two daughters, Mrs. Joan Myers and Miss Janell Robertson, also of Los Angeles; his mother, Mrs. Pearl Robertson; two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Posey of Fairfield, Ill. and Mrs. Shirley Cravens of Lincoln, Ill.

Note: this clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner had a handwritten date of 1955 in the margin.

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Robertson, Ralph Milton 5 Oct 1905 - 2 Aug 1955  CCR 20 Oct 1955 p2

Proceedings of Christian County Probate Court

Estate of Ralph Robertson, deceased of Highlandville. Wilbur Wilson of Ozark appointed administrator on request of three non-resident heirs. Inventory lists 85 acres in Section 12, Twp 26, Range 22 and a small amount of personal property. Heirs are two daughters, Mrs. Joan Myers and Miss Jennie Robertson of Los Angeles and one son, Charles Lee Robertson of San Gabriel, Calif.

 

Robertson, Ray 1900 - 19 May 1969 CCR 22 May 1969 p8

[Note: Son of ? & Glatha (  ) Robertson; married Faye]

Ray Robertson, 68, Republic, died at 12:22 a.m. Monday in Springfield Baptist Hospital where he had been a patient since Sunday after an apparent heart attack. He was an owner and operator of a green house in Republic and was active in civic affairs. Mr.. Robertson formerly worked for Montgomery Ward in Springfield and was a member of Masonic Lodge 379, the Hood Methodist Church and the National Rifle Association. Survivors include his wife, Faye; two sons, Jerry, Overland Park, Kan., and Kenneth, St. Louis; his mother, Mrs. Glatha Robertson, Springfield; a brother, Harry, Springfield; three sisters, Mrs. Virgie O’Neal, Springfield, Mrs. Theresa McCroskey, Clever and Mrs. Dorothy Wade, Albuquerque, N. M.; four grandchildren. Services were under direction of Harris of Nixa at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the First Christian Church of Republic with the Revs. Herbert Woodruff and James W. Ireland officiating. Burial was in Wade Chapel Cemetery.

 

Robertson, Raymond Ray 1929 - 6 Dec 1966 CCR 8 Dec 1966 p1

[Note: Son of ? & Lula (  ) Robertson; married Gladys]

Funeral rites for a Taneyville man who accidentally shot himself while bird hunting alone on an adjoining farm Tuesday were at 1 a.m. today. Raymond Ray Robertson, 37, was dead on arrival at Skaggs Hospital, Branson at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday after he shot himself with his .20 gage shotgun while hunting, according to a spokesman at Whelchel Funeral Home at Branson. Survivors include his wife, Gladys; his mother, Mrs. Lula Robertson, Bolivar; two daughters; three sisters, Mrs. Paul Rozell, Hilda, Mr. C. H. Brown, Okmulgee, Okla. and Mrs. Charles West, Fair Play; three brothers, Auda, Rueter, Harold, Higginsville, and Glenn, Phoenix, Ariz; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were in the First Baptist Church, Forsyth with the Rev. James Melton officiating. Burial was in Lindley Prairie Cemetery, Fair Play under direction of Whelchel. Memorial contributions may be made to the building fund at the First Baptist Church in Forsyth.

 

Robertson, Raymond Richard 18 Jun 1960 - 23 Apr 1998  CCH-N 6 May 1998

[Note: Son of Robert N. & Joyce (Walker) Robertson]

Raymond "Richard" Robertson, age 37, of Sparta died Thursday, April 23, 1998. He was born June 18, 1960 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Richard was preceded in death by his father, Robert N. Robertson, and his maternal grandparents, Brebner and Elois Walker. Survivors include: his mother and stepfather, Joyce Roberts Hutchins and Roger Hutchins, Ozark, a brother, Donald Robertson and his wife, Monica, Battlefield; his wife, Kay Robertson, Willard; other relatives; and friends. A private family funeral service was held in King Cemetery, south of Ozark, with Rev. Gary Jennings officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Robertson, Ross Edgar 9 Jun 1881 - 16 Dec 1964 CCR 17 Dec 1964 p1

[Note: Son of William Larkin & Louisiana F. (Crain) Robertson; married 7 Jun 1907 Nellie J. Easson 27 Aug 1881 - 18 Mar 1954; married 5 Jun 1955 Myrtle Roberts 5 Jun 1890 - 1 Jan 1967 m/1 Johnson]

Ross Robertson, 83, of 3021 West Lincoln, Springfield, died at 3:50 p.m. Wednesday at Burger-Protestant Hospital. Mr. Robertson, who moved there about eight years ago, formerly resided in the Ozark and Sparta communities. A member of Friend Masonic Lodge 352, he served several years as Ozark city marshal and as a guard at Missouri State Penitentiary at Jefferson City. He is survived by his wife, Myrtle; a daughter, Miss Myrtle Agnes Robertson, Washington, D. S.; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren; a brother, Arthur, 2042 Boonville, Springfield; five stepsons, Elmer, Roy, Elbert, and Luther Johnson, all of Springfield and Glenn Johnson of Ozark; and four stepdaughters, Mrs. Elma Swearengin and Mrs.. Lela Miller, both of Bellflower, Calif. Mrs. Helen Mitchell of Springfield and Mrs. Fern Phillips of Bruner. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Harris of Ozark.

 

Robertson, Theron Eugene “Gene” 3 Feb 1944 - 25 Jun 1980 OH 3 Jul 1980 p9

[Note: Son of ? & Ruth Marvis ( ) Robertson]

Services for Theron E. (Gene) Robertson, 35, Springfield, son of Mrs. Ruth Mease, Ozark, were held Saturday in the Springfield First Baptist Church with the pastor, Dr. T. T. Crabtree officiating. Burial was in Ozarks Memorial Park, Branson. Mr. Robertson died June 25 in St. John’s Regional Health Center after a short illness.

 

Robertson, Thomas Lindsey 26 Oct 1856 - 25 Sep 1928 CCR 27 Sep 1928 p1

[Note: Son of  James W. & Martha Jane (Payne) Robertson; married 26 Jan 1886 Amie P. Lawing 30 Nov 1862 - 19 Feb 1901]

T. L. Robertson Called By Death

Prominent Christian County Citizen Died at Home of His Daughter In Springfield

T. L. Robertson, senior member of the firm of Robertson Brothers, passed away Tuesday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. How Steele, in Springfield at 8 o’clock, after an illness of the past two months. The funeral services are to be held in Ozark later this week, the exact date not being known as we go to press. Thomas Lindsey Robertson was born on October 26th, 1856, the first of nine children of Captain J. W. Robertson and Martha Jane Payne. He was born in Stone county, near the mouth of the Finley River. He lived there with his parents until 1862, when the Robertsons moved to Iowa where they lived until 1863, returning to Missouri to Cave Spring where they lived a short time, returning to Ozark in 1864. He was reared in this county and early in young manhood went to St. Louis where he attended a business college, later traveling for one of the largest dry good firms our of that city. After returning to Ozark, his father, Captain J. W. Robertson, with his associates, Uncle “Teen” Yoachum and John Inman, opened a mercantile establishment on the south side of the square in the building now occupied by Stinson. After several years away from Ozark, T. L. returned in 1881 and assumed the interests of Mr. Yoachum. Later, W. L. Robertson came over from Sparta and also took an interest in the store, which became known as Robertson & Sons. This came about in 1884. Shortly after the sons, T. L. and W. L. became interested in the store, it was moved from the south side of the square to the room now occupied by Bunch Brothers on the north side of the square. About the year 1885, the Christian County Bank was organized and operated in the rear of the Robertson store, with Captain Robertson as its president, In 1887, the father died and T. L. became the bank’s president and remained in that position until his death. In 1896, John W. Robertson and Chas. Woody became interested in the store with T. L. and W. L. and the firm then became known as Robertson Brothers. A few years later, both Mr. Woody and W. L. Robertson retired from the interest and the store became the property of the brothers John W. and Thomas L. and has been conducted by them ever since. Thomas L. was married at the age of 29 years to Amy Lawing. To this union three children, all daughters, were born, all of whom survive their father. The mother passed away in February 1901. The daughters are: Mrs. Howe Steele of Springfield; Mrs. Iola Thompson of Boston and Mrs. Ina Aber of Mound Valley, Kansas. The surviving brothers and sisters are: John W.; William L. of Ozark; Dr. J. A. of Springfield; Mrs. Belle Woody of Ozark; Mrs. Leonard Walker of Springfield; and Mrs. W. F. Turner of Yakima, Washington. He is also survived by five grandchildren. During his life in Ozark, Mr. Robertson was prominent in church and civic affairs. He served the city as Mayor and was identified in a silent way in several of Ozark’s business enterprises. He was as staunch supporter of the Christian church, in which faith he has remained faithful for a long number of years. He was a  member of the Masons and served that order as Worshipful Master for seven consecutive years. T. B. Chaffin, local undertaker, was called to Springfield and prepared the body for burial.

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Robertson, Thomas Lindsey 26 Oct 1856 - 25 Sep 1928 CCR 27 Sep 1928 p1

“Twas Just “Uncle Tom”

We are called upon this week to undertake the almost insurmountable task of eulogizing a life that has woven itself into the lives of this community, almost as firmly as the foundation stone of a gigantic building finds itself cemented into the permanency of the structures. As we sit before our typewriter and try to become the master of our thoughts, that we may fittingly and firmly and above all, truthfully speak a eulogy to this life, we recall our advent into the life of this community. We arrived during the middle days of the week and on Sunday morning found our way to the Christian church. There, we were greeted by him who was then a stranger, but in his face and in the warmth of his welcome, we knew we had met a friend. That person was he of whom we try to write in such a way that is fitting to the life that he lived in the community which is better because he lived, That person was Thomas Lindsey Robertson, better known to the entire community from the little child who can merely lisp the words to the most decrepit of the aged whose faltering voice in trembling tomes, today speaks the sad message, “Uncle Tom is gone.” “And why”, we have often asked ourselves should we almost wreck the tissues of our brain in an effort to picture these departed lives to a community, in words glowing with a eulogy which their ears shall never hear? And almost as we ask ourselves the question, there comes rushing into our mind a treasured desire to live a life of unselfishness and friendliness, that we may too be remembered by words, which may aid in a meager way, to sooth the hearts of those who mourn. And so it is that we try to bespeak a eulogy to a departed life, that there may be created in all who read a desire to live a life which may melt itself into those of the community in which they live in such as way that they too may be spoken in an inspiring way for others. And show me a life, my friend, better fitted to receive such a  eulogy than the life of “Uncle tom.” No words, no matter if they should be lisped from the lips of white-winged angels and carried the sweetness and the melody of the musical tones from the celestial choir, could bespeak a eulogy to this life, equal to the eulogy that the life itself has lived and left within the community. We find that the sweetness of his life and the perfume of a pleasing personality were founded upon a consecrated faith to the God of the Universe and a faithfulness to the dictates of a conscience which made a proper and minute analysis of the refined principles of brotherly love and fellowship with man. It is not the habit of the human race to scatter such tokens of esteem and love as the familiar “Uncle Tom” unless there be something endearing in the life to which such word are bequeathed. There must needs be a feeling, bordering on the principles of love which builds within the mind of him who speaks, a desire to add to the pleasing things of memory to him of to whom the words are spoken, his little mite of appreciation of his life. And so it was with “Uncle Tom: To him the community gave this endearing term that he might know that all who uttered it loved him well. Few deaths in this community have touched the heart strings of as many people as the death of him of whom this is written. As we write, stopping the mechanical manipulation of fingers on the typewriter that is before us, and glance out into the blue azure of the sky to glean another thought, we see the brightness of the sunshine and the wave of the leaves of autumn color on majestic trees, and again we think of the life of him who has been called as likened unto the sunshine and the majesty of the tree. He lived a life of giving happiness to others and made his living as majestic as the sturdy oak, because it was founded and formed upon things of the Divine. And so it is in solemn meditation that this Ozark community bows its head in bereavement and sadness, reflecting upon the mirror of our memory, the life of Thomas Lindsey Robertson as a life worthy of our exemplification. May we of the community who are left to take up the torch from his from whose hand it has now been thrown and live and work and make ourselves so in the life of our community, that we too may be worthy of endearing terms when spoken to after years of service, and thereafter enter into the valley of the shadow of death without fear, but reverenced in the memory of those we leave behind. And after all we have said, we feel a weakness that we have failed in painting of a word picture of his worthy life, it is not because we are not the masters of the words glowing with the proper colors with which to paint. The beauty of his life and the dearness of his personality will live long after these feeble words have moulded into the dust of forgetfulness.

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Robertson, Thomas Lindsey 26 Oct 1856 - 25 Sep 1928 CCR 27 Sep 1928 p1

The Robertson Funeral

Just as we are ready for press run, we are informed that the funeral services for the late T. L. Robertson will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the residence in Ozark with Rev. B. Frank West officiating. The body will lie in state to friends wither Saturday or Sunday morning. The definite time will be ascertained by inquiry at the T. B. Chaffin Undertaking Parlors.

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Robertson, Thomas Lindsey 26 Oct 1856 - 25 Sep 1928 CCR 4 Oct 1928 p1

The Robertson Funeral

“Just Asleep.” As his thousands of friends passed as mourners before his open casket and gazed upon his upturned face, quiet and peaceful in death, their trembling lips would murmur and the windows of their soul would become dampened with the teardrops of sadness. That Thomas Lindsey Robertson was held in true bonds of friendship by all of Christian county was evidenced by the largest crows to ever gather in Ozark on a similar occasion and by the mountain of flowers which perfumes the house in which the services were held and bedecked the hillside of his final resting place. At 2:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon the large house at the brow of the hill to the southeast overlooking the beautiful valley below, was filled to overflowing with hundreds of sorrowing friends standing quietly with bowed heads and broken hearts about the years. As Rev. B. Frank West stepped to the porch to announce the beginning of the services, there was not a whisper and his voice, subdued and mellowed by the thoughts of a departed friend, was borne by softly stirring breeze to the listening ear of every friend. To use who listened in the yard, the voices of the singing choir within the house, came as out the yonder, calling us to be of a life like him for whom we mourned. It was a touching scene and we saw the tears flow down the cheeks of men and women alike, not ashamed to be seen weeping for a friend. Rev. West spoke a eulogy to the life that reached the heart of every listener and not a soul witnessed that service but which left resolved to live a better and nobler life. Rev. West read the story of the perfect foundation as found in Matthew, and about this, he wove his words on the life of Thomas Robertson in his home, his town, and his church. Following the services, the remains were viewed by his friends, after which the body was taken to the City cemetery where it was laid to rest by the proper and touching services of the Eastern Star and the Masons under the direction of T. B. Chaffin. We have attended the services over the remains of many departed friends but never have we seen and witnessed a more touching services than the one held over the remains of Thomas L. Robertson. The extent of the crown impressed deeply the extent of his friendship; the massiveness and the beauty of the floral offerings told an unspoken message of how the fragrance and the perfume of his considerate life had found a place in the hearts of his friends; and the smoothness with which the services was conducted was emblematic of the way this man had lived among the people. As we have said before, to the writer Thomas Robertson was a friend of less than two years acquaint Nance, but we see him depart and we see the evidence of his life manifested by the sorrowing friend who have known him for years and we think of no prettier words to close than Tennyson’s beautiful poem: “Sunset and evening star, And one clear call for me. And may there be no moaning when I put out to sea. But such a tide as moving seems asleep, Too full for sound or foam, When that which drew from out the boundless deep, Turns again home. Twilight and evening star, And after that the dark, And may there be no sadness of farewell When I embark. For tho’ from out our bourne of time and Peace, The flood may bear me far, I hope to see my Pilot face to face, When I have crossed the bar.”

 

Robertson, Virgil L. 2 Apr 1913 - 17 Dec 2006 SN-L 19 Dec 2006

[Note: Son of Jerry & Amanda (Stevens) Robertson; married 1935 Waunita McCoy 26 Feb 1916 - 9 Feb 1983; married 8 Jan 1984 Myrtle M. (Cobb) Clayman 16 May 1920 - 26 May 2005]

Virgil L. Robertson, age 93, of Highlandville, passed away peacefully, December 17, 2006, at The Baptist Home in Ozark. Virgil was born April 2, 1913, in Dunnegan, Missouri, to Jerry and Amanda (Stevens) Robertson. He grew up around Springfield, and while working at Bergman Caf? met Waunita McCoy. They were married in 1935. Years later they bought a farm and moved to what was then Bengal, Missouri. Virgil was a farmer and carpenter for many years. A Christian, he was a member of Spokane First Baptist Church for more than 60 years, where he served the Lord in many ways including teacher, treasurer, and deacon. He loved music and fellowship, enjoying his church family throughout his life. He built or remodeled many neighbor's homes and made friends wherever he went. Traveling, fishing, woodworking, and refinishing furniture were his hobbies. He loved family gatherings and watching grandchildren in school activities. After 49 glorious years, Waunita preceded him in death on February 9, 1983. He married Myrtle Clayman January 8, 1984. She preceded him in death on May 26, 2005. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Charlie, Alfred, Howard, Sam, and Jerry Robertson, and a sister, Melinda Dillard. Survivors include a brother, Glen Robertson, a brother-in-law, Rex McCoy, both of Springfield; four children and their spouses: Janice and Roy Bilyeu, Ozark; Deloris and Don Hicks, Springfield; Gary and Janet Robertson, Highlandville; and Joyce and Richard Long, Lee's Summit; six grandchildren: Debby Blain, Becky Lugena, Danny Cummings, Sherry Campbell, Shelly Chambers, and Aaron Keltner; 15 great-grandchildren: Stevi, Jared, Garrett, Justin, Christy, Molly, Ambra, Dalton, Jeremy, Crystal, Alexandria, Hayley, Lauren, Katherine, and Tessa; four great-great-grandchildren, Emery, Valorie, Glen and Audry; nieces; nephews; and his extended family, Larry and Renee Clayman, Texas, Carla and Dick Essick, Highlandville, and Jack Clayman, Highlandville, and their families. The family would like to thank the staff and friends at The Baptist Home for their compassionate care, and also to his close friends who visited Virgil over the past year. Virgil touched the souls of many lives who will always remember his funny laugh and gentle goodness. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 20, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Gary Robertson officiating. Burial will follow in Highlandville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Spokane First Baptist Church Building Fund or The Baptist Home.

 

Robertson, Wanda Mae (Edwards) 27 Apr 1925 - 25 Apr 1982  OH 29 Apr 1982 p8

[Note: Daughter of Oren & Ethel (Litteral) Edwards; married Donald Robertson]

Services for Wanda Robertson, 56, Republic, were held April 28 in Meadors Funeral Chapel in Republic with the Rev. Bert Miller officiating. Burial was in Wade Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Robertson died April 25 in Cox Medical Center in Springfield after a long illness. Survivors include her husband, Donald; a son, Wayne, Springfield; two daughters, Mrs. Sue Hayter and Mrs., Donna Kay Fender, both of Republic; a sister, Mrs. Norma Maples, Nixa and seven grandchildren.

 

Robertson, Warren  G. “Tommy” 4 Mar 1921 - 7 Oct 1986 OH 16 Oct 1986 p10

[Note: Son of Thomas Marion & Irma Lucille (Northrup) Robertson; married Mildred]

Services for Warren “Tommy” Robertson, 65, Ozark, were held Oct. 9 in Clinkingbeard Chapel, Ava. Burial was in Ava Cemetery. Mr. Robertson died Oct. 7 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, following a short illness. He was a former resident of Springfield and had worked at Kraft Food Company in Springfield for 27 years and retired as a supervisor. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Mildred; his mother, Irma King, Ava; his stepfather, Jim King, Ava; one son, Rodney Robertson, Springfield; one daughter, Vickie Ann Flachs, Pittsburgh, Pa.; and five grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation

 

Robertson, Waunita Lillian (McCoy) 24 Feb 1916 - 6 Feb 1983 OH 10 Feb 1983 p10

[Note: Daughter of Arlee C. & Pearl (Couch) McCoy; married Virgil L. Robertson 2 Apr 1913 - 17 Dec 2006[

Services for Waunita L. Robertson, 88, Highlandville, were held Feb. 9 in Harris Chapel in Ozark with the Revs. Hosea Bilyeu and Wilbur Blansit officiating. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery. Mrs. Robertson died Feb. 6 in her home after a  illness of several months. A lifelong Christian County resident, she was a member of Spokane First Baptist church. Survivors include her husband, Virgil; a son, Gary, St. James; three daughters, Mrs. Janice Bilyeu, Ozark, Mrs. Delores Hicks, Springfield, and Mrs. Joyce Keltner, Sugar Creek; a brothers, Rex McCoy, Springfield; a sister, Mrs. Ila Howard, Branson; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

Robertson, Wayne Dean 31 Oct 1943 - 12 Oct 2006 SN-L 14 Sep 2006

[Note: Son of Donald & Wanda Mae (Edwards) Robertson; married 31 Jul 1965 Julia Mae DeVault]

Wayne Dean Robertson of Ozark passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2006, at the age of 62. Wayne was born October 31, 1943, in Clever, Missouri. He graduated from Republic High School in 1961 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1962 to 1964. On July 31, 1965, he married Carrie DeVault and together they raised two children. Wayne worked at Kraft Foods in Springfield, Missouri for 33 years before his retirement in 1998. He enjoyed stock car racing, working with his hands, relaxing at the lake (or the pond as he called it), and spending time with his family and friends. He will be greatly missed. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Wanda Mae Robertson; his grandparents, Oran and Ethel Edwards and Dee and Lorean Robertson; an infant sister; and his mother-in-law, Julia Mae DeVault. He is survived by his wife, Carrie Robertson; his son, Keith Robertson and wife, Rachele; his daughter, Leslie Breedlove and husband, Craig; his grandchildren, Sarah Robertson, Logan Breedlove, and Ezra Breedlove; his sister, Sue Hayter and husband, Daryle; his sister, Donna Fender and husband, Archie; his sister-in-law, Linda Jones and husband Carmon; his sister-in-law, Jeanie Richardt and husband, Lee; his father-in-law, Alvin DeVault; as well as many other friends and loved ones. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 15, 2006, at 2 p.m. at Thieme-Shadel Funeral Service at Rivermonte Chapel with burial to follow in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service beginning at 1 p.m. in the chapel, 4500 S. Lone Pine, Springfield, MO 65804. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to be used for playground equipment at Big Bear Resort in Wayne's memory. Donations may be left at Kraft America Credit Union 2350 E. Bennett, Springfield, MO 65804 or at the funeral home. Online personal condolences may be made at www.thieme-shadel.com.

 

Robeson, William Chester,  III 26 Apr 1960 - 26 Dec 1998  CCH-N 13 Jan 1999

[Note: Son of William Chester  & Norma Helen (Lightfoot)  Robeson; married Staci]

Bill Robeson, 38, Nixa, passed away Saturday, December 26, at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield. Born William Chester Robeson, III in Lakewood, California, April 26, 1960. After graduating from Bolivar High School, he moved to Nixa, and started his own paint company. Bill was preceded in death by his mother, Norma Helen Lightfoot and his grandfather, William Chester Robeson. Bill is survived by his wife Staci, two daughters, Melisa and Tiffany, Parents, Robbie and Sandy Robeson, two sisters, Robbie Lynn Gaskill and Rhonda Berki, three brothers, Gregory Robeson, Jason Robeson, and Terry Clark, grandparents, Elizabeth Robeson, Johnny and Emma Lightfoot. Bill was a loving father and husband whose family and friends will mourn his passing. Memorial services were held at 2 p.m;, Thursday, December 31, at Harris, a Heritage Funeral Home, Nixa.

 

Robertson, William Larkin 23 Feb 1858 - 20 Oct 1940 CCR 24 Oct 1940 p1

[Note: Son of James W. R. & Martha Jane (Payne) Robertson; married 23 Feb 1879 Louisana F. “Lou” Crain 14 Oct 1859 - 13 Feb 1927 who married first ? Brant]

William Larkin Robertson, son of J.W. Robertson and Martha Payne Robertson, was born February 23, 1858, at Robertson Mills, Missouri, and passed away October 20, 1940, at the home of his son at the age of 82 years and 7 months. He was married to Miss Lou Crain on his 21st birthday, 1879. He was a lifelong member of the Ozark Christian church. He lived in and near Ozark all his life. He was connected for several years with the Robertson Bros. store and later operated a mill at Sparta. After the death of his wife in 1927, he lived with his son, Ross E. Robertson. He leaves three sons, Rass of Ozark, Clyde of Shelton, WA, and Arthur of Springfield; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Janey Walker of Springfield and Anna Mae Turner of Seattle, WA; two brothers, John W. of Ozark and Dr. J.A. Robertson of Springfield, along with several nephews and nieces and a host of friends. Funeral services were conducted on October 21, at 3:30 pm in the Chaffin Funeral Home, by Rev. B. Frank West, with Masonic services at the grave by Friends Lodge No.352, A.F. & A.M., with burial in the Ozark cemetery under direction of T.B. Chaffin.

 

Robinett, Chondra G. 13 March 1976 - 29 Apr 1994 OH 4 May 1994

[Note: Daughter of ? & Denise (Cox) Robinett]

Chondra G. Robinett, 18, Sparta, died April 29, 1994 after being involved in an automobile accident. She was born March 13, 1976, and would have graduated from Sparta High School on May 17, 1994. In addition to being a busy senior, she was also employed by Sirloin Stockade, Springfield. Survivors include her mother, Denise Robinett, Sparta; two sisters, Heather and Amanda, of the home; her youngest brother, Michael, also of the home; and a brother, Derek, Billings; her maternal grandmother, June Robinett, and “Pa” Gary Cox, Springfield; grandparents Kenneth and Gloria Robinett, Springfield; an aunt, Karen Robinett; two uncles, Chris and Scott Robinett, Springfield; a close friend, Brian Gibson, Springfield; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were Monday, May 2, 1994 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Reggie Micham and the Rev. Rick Crawshaw officiating. Burial was in Bruner Cemetery.

 

Robins, Donald Durward 23 Apr 1929 - 23 Mar 1932 CCR 31 Mar 1932 p1

[Note: Son of D. G. & Wilma (Branstetter) Robins]

Donald Durward Robins was born April 23, 1929, at Springfield, and departed this life at the home in Clever March 23, 1932, at the age of 2 years and 11 months. He is survived by the parents Mr. and Mrs. D.G. Robins, Grandmother Robins of Neosho, and grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Branstetter of Springfield. Short funeral services were held at the residence Saturday morning, March 26 at 9 o'clock conducted by Rev. Forbis. Other services were held at the Mt. Olive church seven miles south of Neosho, conducted by Rev. Malonee at 1 p.m. Burial was made there under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Robinson, Betty R. (Luttrull) 25 Jun 1926 - 25 Nov 2006 CCH-N 18 Apr 2007

[Note: Daughter of  Ottis Emmitt & Edna Leona (Horton) Luttrull; married Floyd Robinson]

Mrs. Betty F. Robinson, daughter of Otis Luttrull and Edna Horton Luttrull, was born June 26, 1926, near Bruner and passed away at 3:25 p.m. Saturday, November 25, 2006, in the Marshfield Care Center, at the age of 80 years, 5 months and 2 days. Betty was a homemaker and “grandmother” to many children in the community. She spent countless hours over the years taking care and loving children. Whether it was during summer break or after school, her home was always open. She was also an active member of the Hillside Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Floyd Robinson; five brothers, James, Jack, Erman, Bob and Dean; and one sister, Louise. Survivors include two sons, James Robinson, Pacific, and Jerry Robinson, Bois D'Arc; one daughter, Joyce Lynam, Conway; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, June Maggard, Willow Springs, Ruby Brown, Rogersville and Dorothy Moses, Wichita, Kan.; one brother, Charles Luttrull, Muscatine, Iowa; and several other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006, at 10 a.m. at Fraker Funeral Home, Marshfield, with Rev. Dale Day and Rev. James Crawford officiating. Interment was at the Good Hope Cemetery. Visitation was held from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, at the funeral home. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2007

 

Robinson, Charles “Ted” 8 Oct 1901 - 18 Mar 1980 OH 27 Mar 1980 pB5

[Note: married Helen]

Ozark Resident’s Father Buried At Branson Friday

Services for Charles “Ted” Robinson, 78, Branson, were held at 10 a.m. Friday in Whelchel Chapel with the Rev. Jay Scrivner officiating. Burial was in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Robinson died at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Skaggs Community Hospital. He was a member of the Branson Church of Christ. He was a retired services station owner. He was a member of the Branson Volunteer Fire Department, Kiwanis Club, Branson Masonic Lodge 587 AF & AM, Abou Ben Adhem Shrine in Springfield and Chapter 299 of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include his wife, Helen; three sons, Charles “Dutch”, Ozark, Tom, Eldon, and Bob, Dayton, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Burdette, Branson, and Mrs. Charlotte Crafton, Antonio; three brothers, Charles, Glendale, Calif., Marvin, Florissant and V. L. “Bud” Tibbets; three sisters, Mrs. Dolly Query and Mrs. Lois Govier, both of St. Louis and Mrs. Ethel Southard, Branson; 16 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

 

Robinson, Charles Theodore “Sparky” 7 Jan 1927 - 28 Feb 2006 SN-L 2 Mar 2006

[Note: Son of Charles Theodore & Charlotte (Bear) Robinson; married 7 Apr 1949 Helen Lucine Wallace]

Charles Theodore Robinson, age 79, of Ozark, passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2006. He was born January 7, 1927, in St. Louis, the son of Charles Theodore and Charlotte (Bear) Robinson. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. On April 7, 1949, he and Helen Lucine Wallace were united in marriage. Mr. Robinson "Sparky" was employed by Roadway Express for 30 years before retirement. He was a member of Teamsters Union #245. He was a member of North Nixa Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Helen, Nixa; three children, Carl Robinson and wife, Susan, New Castle, Texas, Michael Robinson and wife, Colleen, Ozark, and Patricia Walker, Ozark; five grandchildren, Ted, Tracy, Michael, Travis, and Brandy; seven great-grandchildren; his mother, Helen Robinson, Branson; two sisters, Charlotte Crafton and Helen Burdette; and two brothers, Tom Robinson and Bobby Jan Robinson. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 4, 2006, in North Nixa Baptist Church with Pastor Jerry Francisco officiating. Burial will follow in Ozark Memorial Park, Branson. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Memorial contributions may be made to North Nixa Baptist Church Building Fund or Community Hospices in Springfield.