Sawyer, Leah R., d. 1988 - Schatz, Charles A., Sr., d. 1986


Sawyer, Leah R. (Bateman) 21 Mar 1919 - 23 Oct 1988 OH 27 Oct 1988

Leah R. Sawyer, 69, Springfield, died at 4:05 p.m. Sunday in Cox Medical Center North after a three-week illness. Mrs. Sawyer was born in Sparta and had been a resident of Springfield most of her life. She was a member of Praise Assembly of God Church. Surviving are three daughters, Donna Clark, JoAnn Henry, and Faye Faucett, all of Springfield; a son Harold Sawyer, Ozark; a brother Edwin Bateman, Oklahoma City, Okla.; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Services were Wednesday in Klinger Chapel with Rev. Billy Barns officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.


Sawyer, Robert Larry “Buzz” 3 Apr 1924 - 5 Apr 2008 CCH-N 9 Apr 2008

[Note: Son of Russell Devalon & Avis Marie (   ) Sawyer; married 28 Oct 1949 Dorothy Lucille “Dottie” Brubaker 5 Jan 1925 - 7 Sep 2006]

Robert Larry "Buzz" Sawyer, 84, of Nixa, passed away April 5, 2008. He was born April 3, 1924, in Lincoln, Neb., the son of Russell Devalon and Avis Marie Sawyer. On Oct. 28, 1949, he and Dorothy Lucille Brubaker were united in marriage. Buzz retired from the U.S. Navy after 22 years of service on Sept. 6, 1963. During WWII, he served in the Pacific. He was an active member of Nixa Christian Church. Buzz was a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Survivors include: five children, Diana Ash and husband Joseph, Highlandville, Donna Jimenez, Nixa, Dean Sawyer and wife Laura, Lake Charles, La., Dale Sawyer and wife Cheryl, Los Angeles, Calif., and Darrell Sawyer and wife Eileen, Northern California; 12 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. His wife, Dorothy preceded him in death in 2006. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. April 11, at Nixa Christian Church. Inurnment will be in Missouri Veteran Cemetery, Springfield, with military honors. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. April 10 at the Church. In lieu of flowers donations may be to the Nixa Christian Church Building Fund. Cremation was under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2008


Sawyer, Tommy Ray 1 Oct 1970 - 19 Nov 1992 OH 25 Nov 1992

[Note: on of Leon & Nancy (  ) Sawyer]

Tommy Ray Sawyer, 22, Ozark, died Thursday, Nov. 19, in Wright County, Missouri. He was born Oct 1, 1970, in Springfield. Tommy attended Ozark Schools and was a member of Ozark General Baptist Church. He was employed by McDonald’s. Survivors include his parents, Leon and Nancy Sawyer, Sparta; grandparents, Clyde and Dorothy Cain, Springfield and Geneva Russell, Georgia; two brothers, Richard Allen Sawyer, Horseshoe Bend, Idaho, and Jeffrey Leon Sawyer and his wife, Sandy, Springfield; two nieces, Ashley Nicole and Jessica Lynn Sawyer; and his fiancee, Alisa Williams, Ozark. Services were held Monday, Nov. 23 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark with the Rev.. Jerry Applegate officiating. Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery.


Saye, William Edwin 1868 - 22 Nov 1939 CCR 30 Nov 1939 p1

[Note: Son of Franklin & Martha (Edmondson) Saye; married Gabbie]

Funeral services for William Ed Saye, age 71, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Laura S. Woodhouse, at Galena, Route 1, November 22, were held at 2 pm Thursday in the Baptist church at Ash Grove. Services were conducted by Rev. Cecil Daniel of Walnut Grove, MO, with burial in the Hamilton cemetery under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever, MO. He is survived by his wife, Gabbie, and five children, Frank Saye, of Kansas, Ed of Kansas City, MO, Paul of Ash Grove, Eugene of Fresno, CA, and Mrs. Laura S. Woodhouse of Galena, MO, and one brother, Fred Saye of Texas.


Sayers, J. S., Dr. 1869 - 14 Jun 1943 CCR 17 Jun 1943 p1

Dr. J.S. Sayers, 73, a physician at Cave Springs, Rogersville and Springfield for more than 50 years, died Monday night in a Springfield hospital from injuries received earlier that evening when his car crashed into a truck at the intersection of Highways 14 and 65 north of Ozark. Dr. Sayers was turning off 14 north onto 65 when the accident occurred. He was accompanied by his secretary, Miss Mary McDaniel of Springfield, who was uninjured. The physician had been on a professional call near Ozark.


Sayler, Bertha Alice (Hudson) died 10 Dec 1918 CCR 13 Dec 1918 p1

[Note: married Otto Sayler; no MO DC found]

Mrs. Bertha Sayler, wife of Otto Sayler died in Springfield Monday afternoon in Springfield at the family home, 613 Billings street. Funeral services were held Wednesday with interment in Greenlawn cemetery, Springfield. The deceased leaves her husband and two children. This is a very sad death as the mother, Mrs. Ira Sayler, whose death is recorded in this article was the mother of Otto Sayler, the husband, thus bringing the death of mother and wife at practically the same date.


Sayler, Caroline (Goff) 23 Aug 1855 - 25 Dec 1944 CCR 4 Jan 1945 p1

[Note: Daughter of  Vincent & Lucy (Byall) Goff; married John Sayler 10 Apr 1853 - 15 Jul 1922]

Caroline Gaff Sayler was born Aug. 23, 1855, near Ft. Wayne, Ind., and passed away Dec. 25, 1944, at her farm home near Ozark. She was one of 10 children born to Vincent and Lovicy Gaff. She was married to John Sayler at the age of 23 and to this union were born four children. They lived in Nebraska and Kansas before coming to Missouri. Mr. Sayler preceded her in death 22 years ago and a daughter, Myrtle, died nine months ago. She had been a member of the Prospect Baptist church for many years. At her bedside when death came were her daughters, Chloe of the home and Mable of Kansas City; and her son, Jean L. of Kansas City. She is also survived by one granddaughter, Mrs. Nell Jean Querl of Kansas City. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon in the Chaffin Funeral Home chapel by Rev. Floyd Hanks of Springfield with burial in the Ozark cemetery.


Sayler, Chloe C. 26 Jul 1879 - 1 Sep 1957        CCR 5 Sep 1957 p1

[Note: Daughter of John & Caroline (Goff) Sayler]

Funeral services  for Miss Chloe C. Sayler, 75, who died Sunday, September 1, at the Mary E. Wilson Home in Springfield, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock in the Chaffin Funeral Chapel at Ozark, with Rev. Reg M. Mapes officiating. Burial was in Ozark Cemetery under direction of Chaffin. A native of Nebraska, she spent most of her life in the Prospect Cemetery, southeast of Ozark. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Springfield. Survivors are one brother, Jeal L. Sayler of Kansas City, one sister, Miss Mabel Sayler of Kansas City, and a niece, Mrs. Jean Querl of Topeka, Kan.


Sayler, Eda Augusta 27 Mar 1858 - 7 Dec 1918 CCR 13 Dec 1918 p1

[Note: married Ira Sayler 1 Dec 1848 - 20 Jun 1920; no MO DC found]

Mrs. Ira Sayler died at the farm home in the edge of Green county north of Ozark, Saturday, December 7, aged about 55 years. Funeral services were held Tuesday with burial in the Ozark city cemetery.


Sayler, Ira 1 Dec 1848 - 20 Jun 1920 CCR 25 Jun 1920 p1

[Note: Son of Solomon & Cathrene (Brandenburg) Sayler; married Eda Augusta 27 Mar 1858 - 7 Dec 1918]

Ira Sayler, aged 71 years, 6 months and 20 days, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Bettie Biers in Ozark Sunday night June 20th, Funeral services were held in the home of Mrs. Biers Monday afternoon with burial under direction of the Ozark Undertaking Co, in the city cemetery. Deceased was a brother of John Sayler of Prospect and leaves two children: Mrs. Biers of Ozark and Otto Sayler of Springfield, the wife having preceded him some time since.


Sayler, Jean L. 3 Mar 1886 - 20 Aug 1977 OH 25 Aug 1977 p17

[Note: Son of John & Caroline (Goff) Sayler]

Memorial services for Jean L. Sayler, 91, of Kansas City, Mo. who passed away August 20 in a nursing home in Kansas City, Mo. were held Monday August 22 at 3 p.m. at Mount Moriah Chapel in Kansas City. The body was cremated and burial was in Green Lawn Cemetery in Walnut Grove, Mo. The family has requested no flowers. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Mr. Sayler formerly of Christian County came to Ozark in 1897 and graduated from Ozark High School in 1904. He attended Southwest Mi. State Normal College and graduated there in 1916. He taught in rural schools in Christian and Greene Counties and was Superintendent of Schools in Anderson and Sarcoxie, Mo. Before his retirement, her was employed at the Aetna Ins. Co. for 19 years and later was employed by the city Hall in Kansas City for 13 years where he retired in 1957. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, also a member of National Retired teachers Assoc. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Nell Jean Querl of the home.


Sayler, John 10 Apr 1853 - 15 Jul 1922 CCR 21 Jul 1922 p1

[Note: Son of Solomon & Catherine  (Brandenburg) Sayler; married Caroline Goff 23 Aug 1855 - 25 Dec 1944]

John Sayler, an old and highly respected farmer living near Prospect, about five miles south of Ozark, died at his home about 3:00 o’clock a.m. Saturday, July 15th, 1922, aged 69 years, 3 months and five days. Funeral services were held at the Prospect Baptist church of which he was a member, Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. A. S. Hanks, followed by burial in the Ozark city cemetery under direction of the Ozark Undertaking Company. Mr. Sayler was a native of Ohio and while a young man went west, living in Kansas and Nebraska before coming to Christian county to live about 24 years ago, living some five or six years on the Jones farm, just west of the city limits and form where he moved to the farm where he died, some 18 years ago. He leaves the widow and four children and one grandchild. The children were all at his bedside at the time of his death except one daughter, Myrtle, who resides in California, Jean and Miss Chloe having come from Kansas city as soon as notified of his serious illness and Miss Mable from Springfield. The family have the sympathy of their many Ozark friends in the bereavement.


Sayler, Mabel J. 20 Feb 1888 - 21 Oct 1962      CCR 1 Nov 1962 p1

[Note: Daughter of John & Caroline (Goff) Sayler]

Miss Mabel J. Sayler, 74 of Kansas City, died Oct. 21 at St. Mary’s Hospital there. She was born in St. John, Kan., and at the age of nine moved to Ozark where she attended school, graduating in 1906. She taught in the Ozark public schools for several years, later living in Springfield where she was employed as a secretary to the late John T. Woodruff. She moved to Kansas City in 1923. Until five years ago, she was secretary to the assistant superintendent of Kansas City schools and in all served 28 years as a secretary under the Kansas City Board of Education. She attended Central Presbyterian Church. Survivors include a brother, Jean L. Sayler, 2415 East 73rd St, Kansas City and a niece, Mrs. S. W. Querl, also of Kansas City. Services were at 4:30 o’clock Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Newcomer Chapel, Kansas City.


Sayles, Thora Adelaide (Wasson) 11 Jul 1915 - 29 Jan 2001 KCStar 30 Jan 2001 & Examiner (Independence MO) 30 Jan 2001

[Note: Daughter of Carl Forbis & Mamie ( ) Wasson]

            Thora Adelaide Wasson Sayles, 85, Independence, MO, passed away Monday, January 29, 2001, at Independence Regional Health Center. Graveside service will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 31, at Maple Park Cemetery, Springfield, MO. Visitation will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday at George C. Carson & Sons Independence Chapel, where a short service will be at 10 a.m. Thora was born July 11, 1915, in Bluff, MO, to Carl Forbis and Mamie Wasson of Christian County , MO. She lived in Springfield, MO, for many years. She was a direct descendent of Roger Williams, founder of Rhode Island. Her grandfather, Wesley B. Wasson, was a longtime beloved doctor in the Nixa, MO, area. Thora attended Drury College and Texas Technological University. She was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority and held various campus offices. She had several business and managerial positions before retiring as a specialist with the Social Security Administration. She lived in several places in her lifetime, including Hawaii. Throughout her life, she traveled to 49 different countries. In her retirement, she enjoyed ballroom dancing with her longtime friends in Independence. She is survived by a daughter, Linda Sayles Thompson of St. Louis, MO; three grandsons, John, David, and James Thompson; along with several generations of cousins living in the Nixa, MO, area. (Arrangements: George C. Carson & Sons Independence Chapel) 

Sayler, Nell Jane (Rice) 10 Mar 1889 - 10 Aug 1916 CCR 18 Aug 1916 p1

[Note: Daughter of Jonathan R. & Anna (Beckall) Rice; married 3 Aug 1915 Jean L. Sayler 3 Mar 1886 - 20 Aug 1977]

Friends of the family were greatly shocked when a telegram was received in Ozark Thursday night of last week announcing that Mrs. Nell Sayler, beloved wife of Jean L. Sayler, had entered into rest at 4:30 p.m. of that day at their new home at Sarcoxie, Mo. where they had been located a few days, following the birth of a baby girl at 7 o’clock a.m. of that day and which was at once followed by uric acid poisoning which was the direct cause of her death at 4:30 of the day, August 10, 1916/ Funeral services were held Saturday morning at the M. E. church at Walnut Grove, conducted by Rev. Winton, and attended by a large concourse of relatives and friends of her native town, followed by interment in Greenlawn cemetery, a beautiful plat of ground lying one half mile south of the little city. Mrs. Nell Sayler at the time of her death was 27 years and 5 months old and was born and reared about 3 miles north of Walnut Grove and was one of ten children born to Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Rice, old and highly respected residents  of that community. The deceased was married to Jean L. Sayler, August 3, 1915, one year and one week before her death. She was a graduate of Walnut Grove high school and had been a student of the Springfield State Normal on different occasions and where she and Mr. Sayler became acquainted. As close relatives, Mrs. Sayler leaves the little infant, her loving husband, father and mother, six sisters and three brothers to mourn her untimely departure. While Mr. Sayler, his parents and sisters are well known in Ozark, Mrs. Sayler had comparatively few acquaintances her , she having been here but a few times with her husband to visit the family at Prospect and some of their closest friends. We are glad to say we had enjoyed the pleasure of the acquaintance of this estimable lady and together with Mrs. Clay accompanied Mr. Sayler’s parents to Walnut Grove to attend the funeral and extend what little comfort and sympathy that was possible to the bereaved family. Last spring, after two years at Anderson, Mo. Mr. Sayler was elected Superintendent of the Sarcoxie school and they had gotten nicely settled, preparatory to the opening of school on September 4. Mrs. Sayler, prior to her marriage, had also been a teacher for a number of years, Jean. as we familiarly know him, had always been our friend and in our own time of need was on hand to do all possible to make the burden lighter, hence, the Republican family as a whole, together with many other friends in Ozark extend to the bereaved family, their heartfelt sympathy.


Saylor, Addie LaVertie (Kirby) 1875 -  29 Nov 1950 CCR 30 Nov 1950

[Note: Daughter of Chesterfield & ? (?) Kirby; married Lon F. Saylor 20 Aug 1867 - 24 Jun 1934]

Mrs. Addie LaVertie Saylor, 75, died suddenly Wednesday morning at her home, 1451 North Robberson in Springfield. Mrs. Saylor was a sister of Mrs. Tom R. Moore of Ozark. She had been ill since October 22. A native of Aldrich, she moved to Springfield in 1903. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Bernice Shillcutt of West Monroe, LA, Mrs. Willa Moore of Kansas City, and Mrs. Marie Bedell of the home; a son, George H Saylor of Fort Dodge, Iowa; three sisters, Mrs. Sally Wright of Springfield, Mrs. Tom R. Moore of Ozark, and Mrs. Cora Pyland of Meade, KS.; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the Klingner Chapel in Springfield.


Saylor, Lon F. 20 Aug 1867 - 24 Jun 1934 CCR 28 Jun 1934 p1

[Note: Son of Henry & Margaret (Rice) Saylor; married Addie LaVertie Kirby 1875 -  29 Nov 1950]

Lon F. Saylor, 66, died at 2:30 o’clock Sunday morning in his home at 1353 North Robberson avenue after an extended illness. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Verite Saylor; three daughters, Mrs. Bernice Shilleutt of Monroe, LA, and Mrs. Will A. Moore and Miss Marie Saylor of Springfield; one son, Geo Saylor of Kansas City; two sisters Mrs. May Mitchell of Aldrich, MO and Miss Belle Saylor of Morrisville, MO; two brothers, Dick Saylor of Colorado, and the Rev. J.C. Saylor of Carthage, MO; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 1:30 o’clock Monday afternoon in the home, the Rev. George Lokey officiating. Interment was made in the Morrisville cemetery under the direction of the Klinger Undertaking company. Mr. Saylor was a brother-in-law of Mrs. Tom R. Moore of this city.


Sayre,  Evelyn (Gorrell) 21 Dec 1913 - 27 Nov 2005 SN-L 29 Nov 2005
[Note: Daughter of Issac Tyndall & Rosa Ellen (Johnson) Gorrell; married 24 Jul 1937 John Ray Sayre]
Evelyn Gorrell Sayre, 91, passed away peacefully Nov. 27, 2005, in Ozark, Mo. She was born Dec. 21, 1913, in Hebron, W.Va., to Rosa Ellen Johnson Gorrell and Issac Tyndall Gorrell; both preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by two sisters; one brother; and her husband. On July 24, 1937, Evelyn was united in marriage to John Ray Sayre and to this union three sons were born, John, David and Donald. Survivors include her sons and their spouses, John and Fay Sayre, Kansas City, Mo., David Sayre, Springfield, and Donald and Nancy Sayre, Ozark, Mo.; four grandchildren, Lori Sayre, Lisa Keller and husband, Anthony, all of Kansas City, Mo.; John Sayre and wife, Tracy, and Bryan Sayre and wife, Lesley, all of Ozark, Mo.; and six great grandchildren, Ryan, Hannah, Jacob, Lance, Elizabeth and Samuel. Services will be Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 2 p.m. in the Stockton Church of Christ with burial in the Stockton Cemetery, under the direction of Brumback Funeral Home


Sayre, Richard A. “Dick” 7 Nov 1931 - 24 Jun 1983 OH 20 Jun 1983 p10

Services for Richard A. “Dick” Sayre, 51, Ash Grove, were held June 26 in Wilson-Brim-Daniel Chapel with Dr. Edgar Burks officiating, Burial was in Ash Grove Cemetery. Mr. Sayre died June 24 in his home after apparently suffering a heart attack. Survivors include his wife, Ann; a son, Steve, of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Debbie Danderson, Highlandville; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Sayre, Ash Grove; and a brother, John, Denver, Colo.

Scammahorn, Emmitt Arthur “Bud” 12 Aug 1948 - 4 Jun 2011 SN-L 6 Jun 2011
[Note: Son of Marvin & Viola (Owen) Scammahorn; married 1 Dec 1973 Patricia Russell]
Mr. Emmitt Arthur "Bud" Scammahorn, age 62, passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2011. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 7, 2011 in Meadors Funeral Home, Clever. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions are requested to Isabel's House, Crisis Nursery Of The Ozarks. Online condolences may be made at
Scammahorn,  Emmitt Arthur “Bud”  12 Aug 1948 - 4 Jun 2011 CCH-N 8 Jun 2011
Emmitt Arthur “Bud” Scammahorn, 62, of Billings, died Saturday, June 4, 2011, in his home with family at his side. He was born Aug. 12, 1948, in Springfield, the son of Marvin and Viola (Owen) Scammahorn. Bud served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict. He married Patricia Russell on Dec. 1, 1973, and they had three children. They raised their family in the Clever area, where Bud worked on his farm. He was also employed as an engineering designer for a trailer suspension manufacturer in Springfield. Bud was a member of the Union Ridge Baptist Church, near Clever, serving as a deacon and Sunday school teacher. His parents, and a brother, William Eugene Scammahorn, preceded Bud in death. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Pat, of the home; three children and their spouses, Ryan and Janelle Scammahorn, Rogersville, Christy and Scott Morgan, Nixa and Erin and Shawn Cantrell, Bolivar; four grandchildren, Isabelle, Adaysha, Melora and Hannah; sister Eugenia Williams, Battlefield; and many other relatives and friends. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, 2011 in Meadors Funeral Home, Clever. Services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, in the funeral home, with Rev. Denny Marr officiating. Burial, with military honors, followed in the Union Ridge Cemetery, near Clever. In lieu of flowers, contributions are requested to Isabel’s House, “Crisis Nursery Of The Ozarks, Inc.,” 2750 W. Bennett, Springfield, MO 65802. Online condolences may be made at


Scanlan, Diane M.    14 Jun 1944 - 17 Oct 2011 SN-L 19 Oct 2011

            Diane M. Scanlan, 67, Nixa. Arrangements: Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

Scarbrough, Kathlyn 14 Nov 1894 - 14 Aug 1911 CCR 18 Aug 1911

[Note: Daughter of William H. & Belle (Wadkins) Scarbrough; buried Maple Park]

Miss Kathleen Scarbrough 16 years old and Mrs. Eula L. Cato, 20 years old were drowned in the James Rives last Sunday afternoon near the Campbell Street road bridge. They were with a picnic party of friends and were wading in the water when a swift current caught them and carried them into deep water. The two young ladies were employed as telephone operators at Springfield


Scarbrough, Ruby (Cole) 25 Nov 1937 - 13 Nov 2010 SN-L 15 Nov 2010

[Note: Daughter of Truman & Mary (Cornell) Cole; married 8 Mar 1965 William Lee “Willie” Scarbrough 28 Jan 1939  - 28 Nov 2007]

Ruby Scarbrough, age 72, Billings, passed away Saturday, November 13, 2010, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. She was born November 25, 1937 in Mt. Vernon, Mo., the daughter of Truman and Mary (Cornell) Cole. She was united in marriage to William Lee Scarbrough on March 8, 1965. They enjoyed 42 years of marriage before he passed away November 28, 2007. She is survived by three children, John Lundy, Greenfield, Mo., Barbara Kaiser, Springfield, and Debbie Jones, Marshfield; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Norma Kimbler, Mt. Vernon; other relatives and friends. There will be a visitation from 5 to 7 p.m., Tues. November 16, 2010, in Meadors Funeral Home, Billings. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Ruckman Cemetery, Chesapeake. Memorials are suggested to Ruckman Cemetery, in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at


Scarbrough, William Lee “Willie” 28 Jan 1939 - 28 Nov 2007 SN-L 30 Nov 2007

[Note: Son of Grover & Frances (Patton) Scarbrough; married 8 Mar 1965 Ruby Cole 25 Nov 1937 - 13 Nov 2010]

Mr. William Lee "Willie" Scarbrough, 68, Billings, died at 10:08 a.m. Wednesday, November 28, 2007, at Cox South hospital, Springfield. He was born January 28, 1939, in Greenfield, Missouri, the son of Grover and Frances (Patton) Scarbrough. He was united in marriage to Ruby Cole on March 8, 1965, and was a member of the Dover Baptist Church. Three brothers and his parents preceded Willie in death. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Ruby, of the home; a son and his wife, John and Becky Lundy, Greenfield; two daughters and their husbands, Barbara and Kevin Kaiser, Springfield, and Debbie and J.P. Jones, Marshfield; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother and his wife, Robert and Karen Lawson, Mt. Vernon; two sisters, Marie Kerr and husband, Roger, Mt. Vernon, and Barbara Hood, Miller; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 1, 2007, at Meadors Funeral Home, Billings, with Rev. Ralph Prosser officiating. Burial will follow in Ruckman Cemetery, Chesapeake. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the Ruckman Cemetery in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at


Schad, Freida 1 Oct 1911 - 4 Nov 1979 OH 8 Nov 1979 p11

[Note: married Emil Schad]

Mrs. Freida Schad, 68, Rt. 2, Purdy, mother of Mrs. Ralph Dennis, Ozark. died Sunday in Monett, after a 2-year illness. She is also survived by her husband, Emil. Services were held Tuesday in St. John’s Lutheran Church, Stone’s Prairie. Burial was in the church cemetery.


Schad, Lottie (Gallimore) Walton 17 Oct 1908 - 19 Nov 1982  OH 25 Nov 1982 p2

[Note: married 1930 Homer Walton; married Emil Schad  6 Jul 1906 - 20 Jul 1993]

Services for Lottie Gallimore Schad, 74, Purdy, were held Nov. 22 in St. John’s Lutheran Church with the Revs. Martin Marquardet and Paul Schnelle officiating, Burial was in the church cemetery under the direction of Bennett-Wormington of Monettt. Mrs. Schad died Nov. 19 in St. Vincent’s Hospital, Monett after a short illness. Survivors include her husband, Emil; a son, James Walton, Santa Fe, N. M.; a daughter, Mrs. James Dickson, Purdy; two step-sons, Alvin, Purdy and Adolph, Springfield; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Alice Sharp, Tulsa, Okla., Mrs. Melvin Eggerman, Lockwood and Mrs. Ralph Dennis, Ozark; two grandchildren; eight step grandchildren and two great grandchildren, Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery Trust Fund.


Schade, Clinton Daniel SN-L 6 Sep 2008

[Note: Son of Terrence & Angela (Cibert) Schade; married Janna]

Clinton Daniel Schade, age 24, passed away Thursday, September 5, 2008. He was born February 18, 1984, in Salinas, California, to Terrence and Angela (Cibert) Schade. Clinton was an LPN in a nursing home. He lived in Ozark, Missouri. Clinton is survived by his wife, Janna; step-children, Conner and Zach; his parents, Terrence and Angela Schade; a brother, Blake Schade, Kansas City; grandparents Alice and Dan Cibert, Crane, Missouri; grandmother Edith Schade, Salinas, California; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Everyone loved Clint. He was a real gentle soul. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, September 6, at Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Funeral services will be at 2:00 Sunday at Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will follow in Weaver Cemetery.


Schade, Clinton Daniel 18 Feb 1984 - 4 Sept 2005 CCH-N 25 Feb 2009

In Memory Clint Schade Feb. 18, 1984 to Sept. 4, 2008.

Clint, we miss you! Love, Mom, Dad and Blake


Schaedler, Thomas Anthony 23 Jul 1952 - 29 Jul 1999  CCH-N 4 Aug 1999

[Note: Son of Wilson & Josephine (Michael) Schaedler]

Thomas Anthony Schaedler, 47, of Bolivar died Thursday July 29, 1999 in Citizens Memorial Hospital, Bolivar. He was born July 23, 1952 in St. Louis, and was the son of Wilson and Josephine (Michael) Schaedler. His mother preceded him in death. Thomas was employed by a steel fabrication plant in St. Louis and has recently worked at the Sheltered Workshop in Bolivar. Survivors include: his father, Wilson Schaedler, Oldfield; five sisters, Kathie Buettner, Oldfield, Pat Walters, St. Paul, Minnesota, Mary Conaway, Steelville, Jane Brummet, St. James, and Lisa Green, St. Louis. A graveside service was 10 a.m. Saturday, July 31, in Old Boston Cemetery, Oldfield under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.


Schaefer, Amelia Louise 27 Dec 1877 - 18 Jan 1957   CCR 24 Jan 1957 p4

[Note: Daughter of Franz & Rosalie (Bellinck) Schaefer]

Funeral services for Miss Amelia L. Schaefer, 79 who died January 18 at Mercy Infirmary in Springfield were held January 20 at 8:00 p.m. in the Harris Chapel at Billings. The funeral mass was read by Rev. A. T. Doyle in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at Billings January 21 at 9:00 a.m. Burial was at St. Joseph’s Cemetery under the direction of Harris Funeral Home of Billings. A native of Sparta, Ill., Miss Schaefer came to Billings in early girlhood and was a resident there the rest of her life. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and a member of the Alter and Rosary societies.   Survivors include several nieces and nephews, among them Leo Smith and Mrs. Vernon Leitensdorfer of Billings, Clifford Schaefer of Nixa and one brother, Ed Schaefer of Batavia, Iowa.


Schaefer, Angie Gladys 23 May 1904 - 10 Nov 1934 CCR 15 Nov 1934 p5

[Note: Daughter of Frank J. & Ella B. (Trumbo) Schaefer]

Mr. and Mrs. Ward Haguewood, Mr. and Mrs. Ward Shelton, and Mr. Hiram Anderson attended the funeral services of Miss Angie Schaeffer at Billings Sunday afternoon.


Schaefer, Angie Gladys 23 May 1904 - 10 Nov 1934 CCR 15 Nov 1934 p5

Miss Angie Schaefer of Billings, age 30 years, died at her home in Billings last Friday. Funeral services were held Sunday. Miss Schaefer taught in the Ozark Consolidated schools for a couple of terms. A more complete obituary will appear next week.


Schaefer, Angie Gladys 23 May 1904 - 10 Nov 1934 CCR 22 Nov 1934 p2

Miss Angie Schaefer, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Schaefer, was born May 23, 1904, and departed this life about 6:15 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 1934, at the age of 30 years, 5 months and 17 days. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, Nov. 11, at the home in Billings, the Rev. W.A. Gray, her pastor, officiating in the presence of one of the largest funeral gatherings ever witnessed in Billings. Burial was made in the Rose Hill cemetery just north of Billings under the direction of the A.S. Wallace funeral home. Miss Angie leaves to mourn their untimely loss her father and mother of Billings, one brother, Clifford, now of Hot Springs, Ark. She united with the local Methodist church in 1917 and had remained a loyal member until her death. She was a graduate of the Billings High School and had attended college in Springfield and taken special training in other institutions and had given 10 years of her life to the teaching profession; having taught seven years in Billings and was commencing on her eighth year when the breakdown came; she also taught three years in the Ozark school where she made good with the pupils, faculty and school board and the public in general and where she had many friends who came across the county to pay their last respects to the departed one. Charles F. Boyd [MISSING COPY HERE] brave and cheerful, but the Lord loveth a shinging flower and wanted her. Nearly every community has certain people whom the older ones admire and respect and to whom the younger element look to for example in life. Miss Angie was one of this type, being loved and cherished by both old and young. She was an outstanding student educationally and morally. Her prospects for a future useful life for many years, as well as the past, are lost. She will be greatly missed in her primary room, where her pupils fairly worshipped her, as well as in the whole Billings school system. She will be greatly missed in the choir of her church, the various organizations and activities of Billings, in the home, and in the lives of her friends. Many are the expressions of sympathy for the family heard from all walks of life in the little town where she had developed and shown her real worth and ability. --The Billings Times.


Schaefer, Arthur F. 7 Mar 1908 - 26 Oct 1985 OH 31 Oct 1985 p3

[Note: Son of Gustav Michael & Lena (Peiter) Schaefer; married Marie; tombstone spells name Arthur]

Services for Aruther Schaefer, 77, Marionville, were held Oct. 28 in St. Peter’s Evangelical Church, Billings, with the Revs. James Schultz and Fred Beyer officiating. Burial was in St. Peter’s Cemetery under the direction of Meadors of BIllings, Mr. Schaefer died Oct. 26 in his home after apparently suffering a heart attack.. A retired farmer and field representative for MFA, he was a member of St. Peter’s Evangelical Church. Survivors include his wife, Marie; two sons, Frederick, Marionville, and Richard, Dallas, Texas; a brother, Leonard, Monrovia, Calif.; a half brother, Willard, Billings; a half sister, Mary Lou Owen, Billings; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.


Schaefer, Charles John 31 Mar 1916 - 17 Jan 1975  OH 23 Jan 1976 p9

[Note: Son of Gustave Michael  & Louisa (Peiter) Schaefer; married Johanna]

BILLINGS - Charles John Schaefer, 57, of Route 1, Billings, died at 8:20 p.m. Friday in Aurora Community Hospital. Cause of death will be determined by a report by the Lawrence County coroner, although the immediate apparent cause was heart attack, authorities said. Surviving are his wife, Johanna; a step-son, Edgar Bayer, of Germany; three brothers, Willard, Leonard and Arthur, all of Billings; a sister, Mrs. Mary Lou Owen, Billings, and his mother, Mrs. Louise Schaefer, Billings. Cantrell of Billings announced arrangements.


Schaefer, Charles William 7 Sep 1881 - 4 May 1949 CCR 12 May 1949

[Note: Son of  Franz & Rosalia (Bellinck) Schaefer]

Charles William Schaefer, 67, a retired farmer and carpenter and life-long resident of the vicinity, died Wednesday, May 4 at his home in Billings. He is survived by three brothers, Joe of Muskogee, Okla., Ed of Batavia, Iowa and Fred of Billings, and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Griesemer of Pueblo, Colorado and Amelia of the home. Rosary services were held at 8:30 o’clock Friday night at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Billings. Funeral services were conducted by Father W. F. Harris at 9 o’clock Saturday morning, with burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery under direction of Maples-Harris of Billings. Pall bearers were the nephews, Leo Smith, Frank Uhrig, Clifford Schaefer, Matt Pruente, Vernon Leitensdorfer and Robert Botts.


Schaefer, Clifford Frank 24 Oct 1908 - 29 Mar 1991  NN-E 4 Apr 1991

[Note: Son of Frank J. & Ella (Trumbo) Schaefer; married 24 Oct 1932 Eva Mae Thompson 5 Feb 1913 - 29 Mar 1990]

Clifford Frank Schaefer, 82, Nixa, died Friday, March 29, 1991, in his home. He was born Oct. 24, 1908, in Billings and was a lifetime resident of Christian County. He married Eva Mae Thompson Oct. 24, 1932. They were married 57 years when she preceded him in death March 29, 1990. During his lifetime his was a field manager for Producer's Creamery; owner of Schaefer Sales and Service, a Chrysler Corp. dealership; owner and operator of Plaza Dairy Bar; owner and operator of school bus contracts with Nixa R-II Schools; and a founding and charter member of Nixa Bank Board of Directors, where he continued to serve as secretary until the time of his death. He was also active in real estate investment and managing rental property. In early retirement, he worked as a clerk at Nixa Hardware and Seed. He was active in community affairs in Nixa, served on the Nixa School Board, was instrumental in the development of Nixa's city ownership of electric service and served on the committee that organized Nixa Sucker Day, among other activities. He is survived by his son, Scott Schaefer, and his wife, Karen; his daughter, Suzanne Duncan, and her husband, Gary; a grandson, Mike Fitzpatrick, and his wife, Liza; and a granddaughter, Shelley Schaefer. Services were Tuesday in Nixa Christian Church with the Rev. Bill Belko officiating. Burial was in Payne Cemetery under direction of Harris Colonial Chapel.


Schaefer, Eva Mae (Thompson) 5 Feb 1913 - 29 Mar 1990 OH 5 Apr 1990

[Note: married 24 Oct 1932 Clifford Schaefer 24 Oct 1908 - 29 Mar 1991]

Eva Mae Schaefer, 77, died Thursday, March 29, 1990 in St. Johns Regional Health Center, Springfield. Born Feb. 5, 1913, she was a lifelong resident of Nixa. She is survived by her husband, Clifford, whom she married Oct. 24, 1932. Additional survivors are a son; Scott Schaefer, Springfield; a daughter, Suzanne Duncan, Joplin; a grandson, Michael Fitzpatrick and a granddaughter, Shelley Schaefer, both of Springfield. She held a B.S. in education from Southwest Missouri State University and a M.S. in elementary counseling from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She was selected by the U.S. Department of Labor for a summer seminar on occupational opportunities for youth conducted at Brigham Young University; she also served two summers with a University of Missouri Task Force on Education planning for special students. For 24 years, she taught in the Nixa R-1 schools with the last 21 years in Special Education classrooms. She also served as Republican Committee Woman in Porter Township for several years She was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority., Alpha Psi chapter and member of the First Christian Church of Nixa. Funeral services were Saturday in the First Christian Church of Nixa with the Rev. William Belko officiating. Conjugo Bridge Club members and spouses were seated as a group. Contributions may be sent to a memorial fund at the First Christian Church of Nixa.


Schaefer, Ferdinand E. “Ferd” 22 Jun 1874 - 7 May 1952  CCR 15 May 1952

[Note: Son of  Franz & Rosalia (Bellinck) Schaefer]

Ferd E. Schaefer, 77, retired harness maker and life-long resident of Billings, passed away Wednesday afternoon, May 7, in the Springfield Barber rest home where he had been the last 12 days.  Before that he was a patient in St. John’s hospital.  A member of St. Joseph’s Catholic church here, and a bachelor, he is survived by two sisters, Miss Amelia Schaefer of Billings and Mrs. Anna Griesemer of Pueblo, CO, a brother, Edward F. of Batavia, Iowa.  Rosary services were held at 8 p.m. Friday in the Harris chapel.  Funeral services were conducted at 9 am Saturday in St. Joseph’s Catholic church by the Rev. Thomas A Doyle.  Burial was made in the church Cemetery under the direction of Harris Funeral Home. Pallbearers were all nephews, Leo Smith, Frank Uhrig, Robert Botts and Vernon Leitensdorfer.


Schaefer, Frank Joseph 1872 - 30 Oct 1945 CCR 1 Nov 1945 p1

[Note: Son of Franz & Rosalie (Bellinck) Schaefer; married Ella B. Trumbo  1875 - 1955]

Frank J. Schaefer, 73, a resident of Billings for the past 55 years, died at his home here Tuesday morning, Oct. 30. A native of Houston, Ill., he came to Billings when he was 18 years of age. He was a harness maker by trade and had been in business in Billings for half a century. Those who survive him are his wife, Ella B., and one son, Clifford of Nixa; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Griesemer of Colorado and Miss Amelia Schaefer of Billings; four brothers, Charley and Ferd of Billings, Joe of Muskogee, Okla., and Edd of Iowa. Funeral services were to be held at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon at the home in Billings. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery under direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Billings.


Schaefer, Genevieve “Pat” (Paff) 28 Jun 1919 - 23 Dec 1984 OH 27 Dec 1984 p5

[Note: Daughter of ? & ? (Morrill) Paff; married Willard G. Schaefer 22 Feb 1919 - 7 Jan 1989]

Genevieve “Pat” Schaefer, 65, Billings, died of natural causes Dec. 23 at St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield. Mrs. Schaefer was a member of Unitarian Church in Springfield. She served as a First Lieutenant in World War II as an Army nurse and was retired from Cox Medical Center. Surviving are her husband, Willard G.; a son, Mark, Eugene, Ore.; two daughters, Karen Schaefer, Leucadia, Calif. and Lura Schaefer, San Diego, Calif.; a brother, Davis Paff, San Diego, Calif.; and a sister, Violet Hopper, Nappa, Idaho


Schaefer, Helyna Marie 3 Sep 2005 - 3 Sep 2005 SN-L 8 Sep 2005

[Note: Daughter of John & Rachel (Rode) Schaefer]

Helyna Marie Schaefer, daughter of John and Rachel Schaefer of Marion Avenue, Mansfield, Ohio, was stillborn Saturday morning, September 3, 2005, in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her maternal grandparents, Roger and Cindy Rode, Galion, Ohio; paternal grandparents, Bob and Nancy Schaefer, missionaries to Ghana, West Africa; maternal great-grandparents, Oran and Billie Thomas, Troy, Ohio; paternal great-grandfather, Leonard Ayres, Springfield, Missouri; great-grandmother, Marie Schaefer, Monrovia, California; maternal aunt and uncle, Alicia and Bryan Rode, Indianapolis, Indiana, and uncle Brad Rode, Chicago, Illinois; paternal aunt and uncle, Susan and Don Briscoe and cousin Ellie, Marionville, Missouri, aunt and uncle Jennifer and Paul Schaefer and cousins Caleb, Micah and Josiah, missionaries to Ghana, West Africa; and a large extended family. The family will receive friends today from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, Mansfield, Ohio, where a prayer service will follow at 7 p.m., led by Pastor Bill Heaton. A graveside service will be held Monday, September 12, 2005, at 2 p.m. in St. Peter's Cemetery, Billings, with Pastor Terry Fletcher officiating, under direction of Meadors Funeral Homes, Republic. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting:


Schaefer, Leonard G. 29 Jul 1911 - 18 Mar 1986 OH 27 Mar 1986 p5

[Note: Son of Gustav Michael & Lena (Peiter) Schaefer; married Maic C.]

Services for Leonard G. Schaefer, 74, Monrovia, Calif., formerly of Marionville, were held March 24 in St. Peters United Methodist Church of Christ, Billings, with the Revs. James Schultz and Fred Beyer officiating. Burial was in  St. Peters Cemetery, Billings, under the direction of Meadors of Billings. Mr. Schaefer died March 18 in  Monrovia after a long illness. He was a retired fruit grower and farmer, and a member of St. Peters  United Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Maic C.; one son Robert, Marionville; one daughter,. Betty Oka., Monrovia, Calif.; one brother, Willard, BIllings; one sister, Mary Lou Owen, Billings; and five grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Wycliff Translators.


Schaefer, Louise (Peiter) 24 Oct 1893 - 16 Dec 1984 OH 20 Dec 1984 p8

[Note: Daughter of Charley & Louise (Hutter) Peiter; married 1915 Gustav Michael  Schaefer 22 Jan 1880 - 7 Aug 1953 who had married 1907 Lena Peiter; tombstone spells name Louisa]

Services for Louise Schaefer, 91, Billings, were held Dec. 10 in Meadors Chapel, Billings with the Rev, Fred Beyer officiating. Burial was in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Mrs. Schaefer died Dec. 16 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a short illness. A longtime resident of the Billings, community, she was a member of St. Peter’s Evangelical Church. Survivors include a son, Willard G., Billings; a daughter, Mary Lou Owen, Billings; a brother, Fred Peiter, Marionville; a sister, Minnie Kastendieck, Billings; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.


Schaefer, Willard G. 22 Feb 1919 - 7 Jan 1989  OH 12 Jan 1989

[Note: Son of Gustav Michael & Louisa (Peiter) Schaefer; married Genevieve “Pat” Paff 28 Jun 1919 - 23 Dec 1984]

Willard G. Schaefer, 69, of Billings, died in his home and was found Jan. 7. Memorial services for Mr. Schaefer were held Jan. 9 at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Springfield, with the Rev. B. Adamek officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home. Mr. Schaefer was a farmer, owning and operating peach orchards in Billings for many years. He was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Springfield. He was an Army veteran of World War II, having served with the Medical Corps. His survivors include a son, Mark, Columbia; two daughters, Karen Schaefer, Leucodia, California, and Lura Schaefer, San Diego, California; and a sister, Mary Lou Owens, Billings.


Schafer, Betty E. (Payne) Sparkman 5 Aug 1933 - 25 Dec 2008  SN-L 28 Dec 2008

[Note: Daughter of Jesse & Clara (Mills) Payne; married John A. Sparkman Jr.; married Elbert Schafer]

Betty E. Schafer, 75, of Nixa, passed on December 25, in Christian Healthcare of Nixa. She was born on August 5, 1933, to Jesse and Clara Payne of Nixa. She graduated from Nixa High School in 1951. She married John A. Sparkman Jr., and to this union two sons were born, David Dell and Dennis Ray Sparkman. She was later married to Elbert Schafer. She had retired from Sweetheart Cup of Springfield after more than 30 years. Betty was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; two brothers; two sisters; and close friend, Louis Garrett. She is survived by her sons, her daughter-in-law, two grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one brother, two sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held in Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home Chapel, 1635 N. Benton, on Tuesday, December 30, at 2 p.m., with committal following in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.


Schafer, Carl 2 Feb 1914 - 30 Apr 2007 SN-L 2 May 2007

[Note: married Ruby]

Carl Schafer was born on February 2, 1914, in Dewey, Okla. He died April 30th, 2007, at the age of 93 in Nixa, Mo. He served for 30 years in the U.S. Army Air Corp. and Air Force and was highly decorated in World War II and Korea. He was unbelievably caring for others, and throughout his retirement years dedicated himself to taking care of widows in his neighborhood. He had a great sense of humor and loved to tell silly jokes and poems. He liked fast cars and beautiful women and felt he married the most beautiful one, Ruby, his wife of 47 years. He could be a crotchety and foul-mouthed cuss when crossed and that led to most people not crossing him. It just made us love him more. Gramps will be sorely missed by his family and friends at Bradford Court, but they recognize that his was a life well lived. Funeral services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Burial will be in Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City.


Schaffitzel, Harry E. 1908 - 30 Nov 1977 OH 8 Dec 1977 p11

[Note: married  Ona Blevins]

Harry E. Schaffitzel, 69 of 1119 Hovey, a longtime resident of Springfield, died at 5 a.m. Nov. 30 in Cox Medical Center after becoming ill Tuesday. A retired Frisco mechanist and served as a deacon at Brookline Baptist Church. He also was a member of Gate of the Temple Masonic Lodge No. 422. Surviving are his wife, Ona; a daughter, Mrs. Dora Louise Blackston, Sugar Creek; two step-daughters, Mrs. Norma Sheppard, Willard and Mrs. Virginia Lee Blanton, Route 7, Springfield; three brothers, Albert of 1425 N. Clay, Otto of Forsyth and Charles of 1654 E. Trafficway; as sister, Mrs. Berta Hamilton, 723 Hovey; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren, Greenlawn Funeral Home North will announce funeral arrangements. Mr. Schaffitzel is Mrs. Lon Blevins, Ozark, son-in-law.


Schatz, Agnes A. (Koenig) 17 Jun 1916 - 15 Nov 1994 Republic Monitor 24 Nov 1994

[Note: Daughter of Alfred & Frances (  ) Koenig; married Edward Francis Schatz 22 May 1920 - 8 Apr 2000]

Agnes A. Schatz, 78, Billings, died at 12:07 p.m. Friday, November 18, 1994 in the Republic Park Care Center. She was a homemaker, a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Billings, and the Women’s Altar Society. She is survived by her husband, Edward; two sons, Joe of Billings and Phillips of Brookline; 3 brothers, Clem Koenig of Chillicothe, Bernard Koenig, Pierce City and Clarence Koenig, Purdy; 4 grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Monday in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Father Bill Huggins officiating under direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Billings, Burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.


Schatz, Audrey Louis (Fletcher) 8 Feb 1940 - 5 Feb 2004 SN-L 7 Feb 2004

[Note: Daughter of  Paul & Jonnie (Allen) Fletcher]

Audrey Louis Schatz, age 63, of Republic, Mo., passed away Feb. 5, 2004, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. Audrey was born Feb. 8, 1940, in Neosho, Mo., the daughter of Paul and Jonnie (Allen) Fletcher. Audrey was raised and schooled in Ava, Mo., later attending Southwest Missouri State College, majoring in English and Music in which she received her Bachelors Degree. While pursuing a full-time career in the teaching profession and raising a family, Audrey continued her education, receiving a Masters degree in Guidance Counseling in 1973. While attending school in 1973, Audrey was unable to attend her graduation due to the birth of her twin daughters, Victoria and Deborah Schatz. Audrey retired in May 2000 from Spokane High School, but continued to substitute teach. In her long career, Audrey graced with her presence many area schools where her kindness and thoughtfulness touched the lives of many students, faculty, teachers and friends. In addition to a busy family life and career, Audrey was a pianist and bell choir director for Hood United Methodist Church, and a member of the Republic Community Band. Audrey enjoyed family gatherings, especially the Thanksgiving celebration she hosted in her home for her family and extended family. She enjoyed playing dominos, taking trips with family and friends, going to the movies, and spending time with her five daughters and five grandchildren. Audrey was preceded in death by her father, Paul Fletcher, and a brother, Ernest. Audrey is survived by her mother, Jonnie Fletcher of Republic; daughter Terri and her husband, Scott O'Reilly, their daughters, Laurel and Emily of Brookline; daughter Lisa and her husband, Edward Sobecki, their two sons, Jacob and Zane of Toledo, Ohio; daughter Becky and her husband, Stephen Roberts, and their son, Mitchell, of Jacksonville, Fla.; daughter Vickie and her husband, James Carlstrom, of Springfield; and daughter Debbie Schatz of West Palm Beach, Fla. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, in Hood United Methodist Church Family Life Center, Republic, with Rev. Gary Griffin and Rev. Gene Cole officiating under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Private graveside services are requested. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday in the church. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make contributions to the American Cancer Society or Community Hospice of Southwest Missouri.


Schatz, Benjamin Florian 25 Feb 1868 - 9 Aug 1964      CCR 13 Aug 1964 p1

[Note: Son of Benjamin & Louisa (Halmich) Schatz; married  Elizabeth C.Fritsch 24 Sep 1874 - 9 Feb 1926; Surname spelling from tombstone differs from obit]

Ben F. Shatz, 96, well-known resident of the Billings community, , died Sunday, Aug. 9 at Mercy Villa in Springfield. He was formerly judge of the Western District of Christian County.  He is survived by four sons, William, Charles, Herman and John, all of Billings; two daughters, Mrs. Louise Harter, Monett, and Mrs. Anna Mais, Aurora; a sister, Mrs. Louise Netzer, Billings; 20 grandchildren and 63 great grandchildren. Rosary services were at 8 p.m. Monday in Arnold Chapel in Aurora. Requiem mass was at 9 a.m. Tuesday in St, Joseph’s Catholic Church at Billings with a grandson, the Rev. B. J. Harter of Joplin officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.


Schatz, Charles A., Sr. 21 Oct 1903 - 16 Aug 1986  OH 21 Aug 1986 p3

[Note: Son of Benjamin Florian & Elizabeth C. (Fritsch) Schatz; married 10 Aug 1933 Emma J. Wieck 29 Oct 1905 - Aug 1973]

Services for C. A. Schatz, Sr., 83, Billings, were held August 20 in St. Joseph Catholic Church with Msgr. John J. Rynish officiating. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery under the direction of Meadors of Billings. Mr. Schatz died August 16 in Springfield Healthcare Center. He was a member of St. Joseph Church and St. Joseph’s Men’s Club. He was a retired farmer and dairyman, a member of the Billings Guernsey Association, a former member of the board of directors of Billings Farmer’s Association, and a former employee of the Christian County A.S.C.S. Survivors include one son, Charles, Jr.; two brothers, John, Billings and W. L., Lockwood; and five granddaughters. Memorial contributions may be made to the Billings FFA Scholarship Fund in care of the Bank of Billings.

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