Scrivener, Nola H., d. 1997 - Sebring, William L., d. 2007

 

Scrivener, Nola H. (Harris) 5 May 1918 – 15 Oct 1997  CCH-N 18 Oct 1997

[Note:Daughter of Lige & Nora (Wadkins) Harris; married 15 Feb 1940 Judge Norman C. Scrivener 20 Jul 1915 - 22 Nov 2002; surname as spelled in other records]

Nola H. Scrivner, age 79, of Nixa, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 1997 in Cox Medical Center, South, Springfield. She was born May 5, 1918 south of Springfield, and was the daughter of Lige and Nora (Wadkins) Harris. On Aug. 15, 1940 she married Norman C. Scrivener in St. Louis. Mrs. Scrivner was employed by the Nixa School System for 18 years as a food service employee. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Nixa. Survivors include: her husband, The Honorable Norman C. Scrivner, Sr.; retired; five children, Judith Ann Scrivner, Nixa, Carolyn Taylor and her husband, Russell, Memphis, Tenn., Jack Robert Scrivner, Rolla, Norman C. Scrivner, Jr. of the home, and Tamara Lair and her husband, Larry, Nixa; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Viola Gardner, Nixa; three step-brothers, John Radford, Horton, Kan., Ed Radford, Cuba, and David Radford, California; two sisters-in-law, Lorraine Radford, Bourbon, Miriam Scrivner, Lake Comarant, Miss.; a niece, Bettie Holland, Nixa; a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Adams Funeral Home, 109 N. Truman Blvd., Nixa, with Rev. Kenneth Bandy officiating. Burial will be in Glenn Cemetery, South of Nixa.

 

Scrivener, Norman C. , Sr., Judge 20 Jul 1915 - 22 Nov 2002 SN-L 23 Nov 2002

[Note: married 15 Aug 1940 Nola Harris 5 May 1918 – 15 Oct 1997  ]

Judge Norman C. Scrivener, age 87, of Nixa, passed away Friday, November 22, 2002 in his home. He was born July 20, 1915 in Memphis, Tennessee. On August 15, 1940, he and Nola Harris were married in St. Louis. She preceded him in death in 1997, as well as a daughter, Judith Ann in 2001. Mr. Scrivener was a carpenter and homebuilder. He also served as Municipal Judge for twenty years in Nixa. Survivors include four children, Carolyn Taylor and husband Russell, Brunswick, Tennessee, Jack Robert Scrivener, Rolla, Norman C. Scrivener Jr. of the home, and Tamara Lair and husband Larry, Nixa; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a sister, Miriam Scrivener, Lake Cormorant, MS; and a niece, Bettie Holland, Nixa. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Burial will follow in Glenn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Springfield News-Leader, November 23,2002.

 

Scrivener, Phyllis Jean (Henson) Patton 31 Dec 1930 - 24 Aug 2006 SN-L 25 Aug 2006

[Note: Daughter of Harry & Helen (Cheffey) Henson; Married ? Patton; married Forrest Gene “Sonny” Scrivener 23 Aug 1925 - 14 Sep 2002]
Phyllis Jean Scrivener, age 76, of Nixa, passed away Thursday, August 24, 2006. She was born December 31, 1930, in Springfield, the daughter of Harry and Helen (Cheffey) Henson. Phyllis was a member of Selmore Baptist Church. She spent time at the Nixa Senior Center, where she and her family appreciated her many good friends. Survivors include two children, Donna Hannah and husband Rick, Ozark, and Richard Patton and wife Kathy, Sanford, Florida; four grandchildren, Chris Hannah and wife Michelle, Melissa Berkstresser and husband Ben, Kory Patton, and Charity Periman and husband Eric; a great-grandchild, Lake Periman; a sister, Pat Dodd and husband Don, Nixa; and two brothers, Bill Henson, Arizona, and Charles Henson, Nixa. Her husband, Forrest Scrivener, preceded her in death. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, with Pastor Josh Hall officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

 

Scrivener, Robert V. 20 Apr 1921 - 1 Dec 1985 OH 5 Dec 1985 p2

[Note: married Millie; spelling of surname on SSDI varies from name in obit]

Services for Robert V. Schrivener, 64, Springfield, were held Dec. 3 in Greenlawn Funeral Home North with Rev. Tom Geers officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Mr. Schrivener died Dec. 1 in Springfield Community Hospital after a short illness. A World War II Army veteran, he was a former owner of A. A. Electric Company, Springfield. He was a member of Pythian Avenue Baptist Church, United Masonic Lodge No. 5, the Scottish Rite,. Abou Ben Adhem Shrine, and the Antique Auto Club. He was also past president of Host Lions Club. Survivors include his wife, Millie; two sons, Bob, Jr., Ozark, and Curtis, Springfield; three sisters, Helen Luce and Juanita Rea, both of Springfield, and Florence Bauer, Cedar Creek, and one grandson.

 

Scrivner, Infant Daughter Feb 1979 - Feb 1979 OH 15 Feb 1979 p8

[Note: Daughter of Daryl L. & ? (?) Scrivner]

Graveside services were held Feb. 10 in the Jamesville Cemetery for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daryl L. Scrivner of Nixa, under direction of Harris Funeral Home. Tommy Shaw officiated.

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Scrivner, Infant Daughter Feb 1979 - Feb 1979 OH 22 Feb 1979 pB4

We wish to thank our friends and relatives for their prayers, flowers, cards, phone calls and food during the loss of our infant daughter and granddaughter. [Sic - this does give a different surname than the obituary]  Mr. and Mrs. Alan Scrivner,  Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Scrivner; Mr. and Mrs. Daryl Mitchell.

 

Schroeder, Russell Clinton 1 Mar 1954 - 9 Nov 2010 SN-L 12 Nov 2010 & CCH-N 17 Nov 2010

[Note: Son of Harvey Victor & Wandora L. (Stewart) Schroeder]

Russell Clinton Schroeder, age 56, of Ozark, passed away Tuesday, November 9, 2010. He was born March 1, 1954 in Fairview, Oklahoma, the son of Harvey and Wandora (Stewart) Schroeder. His father preceded him in death in 1993; his mother in June, 2010.

Russ worked over 20 years for 3M. He had also been a truck driver. Russell was dedicated to his mother, caring for all her needs during her last years of life. He enjoyed fixing things, and helped many neighbors and friends. He had fond memories of his Harleys. Russ will be remembered for his selfless giving. Survivors include three brothers and a sister, Harland Schroeder and wife, Donna, Ozark, Max Schroeder, Spokane, ViAnn Downing, Springfield, and Phillip Schroeder, Ozark; and a host of nieces and nephews. A visitation for family and friends will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Monday, November 15, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

To Russell C. Schroeder

Oh Rusty our brother Gonna miss him for sure Loved to get him to smile But it wasn't the cure Sometimes things happen And we just don't know why Then we sit there and linger

And sometimes we cry He gave up his friends To take care of our Mom And always made sure We had their place to come Till finally the doctors They told of his fate And how they had found That it was too late Then Mom she passed on And now came the reason To care for our brother For his final season The world can be cruel As we look all around us But it got even worse When it came down to our Russ His hopes had been dashed Of any real living After all he had done Of just giving and giving Our Mom got to live In her home due to him He had always made sure To go out on that limb And allowed all us others To go on with our lives To be with our children, Our Husbands and Wives A person like that You can never repay But we let him stay home Till his last final day. So now he is gone Up to see Mom and Dad No pain and no sorrow Although we feel bad No more pain will he feel As he floats up above Just the joy of release And that Heavenly love As for what he has gave us In as much as one can Russ should always be known as One Hell of a Man Goodbye our brother You will never be forgotten  And will always be loved Semper Fi, Do or die

 

Scroggins, Eula (Hull) Rozell 14 Jul 1915 - 18 Nov 2010 SN-L 22 Nov 2010

[Note: Daughter of John Thomas & Bethenia (Burkhart) Hull; married 1937 Vern Rozell 4 Dec 1912 - 15 Feb 1969; married ? Scroggins]

Eula Rozell Scroggins, age 95, of Springfield, formerly of Chadwick, passed away Thursday, November 18, 2010 in The Baptist Home. She was born July 14, 1915 in Oldfield, the daughter of John Thomas and Bethenia (Burkhart) Hull. In 1937 she and Vern Rozell were united in marriage. Following his death in 1969, Eula stepped in to serve as Chadwick Post Master. She later married Glen Scroggins, and moved to Springfield. She enjoyed traveling, and spending winters in Texas and Arizona. He also preceded her in death. Eula was a member of Chadwick Baptist Church and later Orchard Crest Baptist Church in Springfield. Survivors include: Two sons, Gary Rozell and wife, Ann, Sparta, and Glen Bob Rozell and wife Nadine, Wildwood, Mo.; a daughter-in-law, Jackie Rozell, Branson; six grandchildren, Tammy Johnson (Steve), Jill Ulrich (Ross), Melissa Rozell, Melanie Rozell Horstman (Mark), Dr. Kimberly Craven (Lester), and Marnie Moore (Mark); and eleven great-grandchildren. Along with her husbands, she was preceded in death by a son, Ben Rozell, two brothers, Ervin and Leonard Hull, a sister, Clara Rodman, and her parents. Funeral services will be 2 P.M. Monday (Today), November 22, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Jerry Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 P.M. until service time on Monday. The family wishes to thank the caring and professional staff of The Baptist Home for the loving care Eula received. Memorial donations may be made to The Baptist Home 1625 West Garton Road, Ozark, Mo., 65721.

 

Scroggins, Frankie Garrett 9 Mar 1911 - 27 Oct 2011 SN-L 29 Oct 2011

[Note: Daughter of George & Mary (Stout) Garrett; married Walter C. Scroggins]

            Frankie Garrett Scroggins , 100 of Pleasant Hope passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 12:55 p.m. in The Baptist Home, Ozark, Mo. Frankie the daughter of George and Mary Stout Garrett was born March 9, 1911 in Cassidy, Missouri. She was a homemaker and with her husband, Walter C. Scroggins farmed over 60 years near Pleasant Hope, Missouri. She was a active member of the Pleasant Hope First Church for many years. She served as a primary Sunday School teacher and loved to sing in the choir. She served on many committees in the church and for the city of Pleasant Hope. Frankie Garrett and Walter Charles Scroggins were united in marriage on July 30, 1927. Together they were privileged to share over 66 years. Walter preceded her in death on November 13, 1993. Also preceding her were her parents, three sisters, Nona Handley, Ruth Hinds, Chloe Collins, and two brothers Clyde and Ross Garrett. Frankie is survived by her daughter; Betty Susan Tharp and husband James Wilson Tharp of Springfield, Missouri; three grandchildren, Mark Tharp and his wife Diane, Susan Cross and her husband Bill, Charles Tharp and his wife Kim all of the area; six great-grandchildren, Ben Cross and wife Ashley, Katie and Karl Zelle, James Cross, Susan Tharp, Sophia Tharp, and Wilson Tharp; three step grandchildren; Kami and Brian Bohnstedt, Kourtney Moran, Karter Moran; and one step great-grandson Mason Bohnstedt. Funeral services will be on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. in the First Baptist Church of Pleasant Hope with Rev. Neil Graham officiating and Mark Tharp giving the eulogy. Interment will follow in Pleasant Hope Cemetery, under the care and direction of Wilson Brim Daniel Funeral Home of Ash Grove, Missouri. The family will receive friends in the church prior to the service from 1:30 p.m. - 2:15p.m. Memorial Contributions may be given in her memory to the Pleasant Hope First Baptist Church Building Fund. The family would like to express their appreciation to those who ministered to her at the Baptist Home and Hospice Compassus.


Scroggins, Freda 1939 - Mar 2011 SN-L 23 Mar 2011

Freda Scroggins, 71, Billings. Arrangements: Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield, Missouri.

Scroggins, Frona  (McClure) 3 Sep 1860 - 28 Dec 1946  CCR 9 Jan 1947

[Note: Daughter of George & ? (?) McClure]

Mrs. Frona Scroggins, 86, a native of Georgia, but a resident of Stone county, Mo., for the past 20 years, passed away at the home of her niece, Mrs. Oda Gilmore, where she made her home. The niece is her only survivor. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Union Ridge church by Rev. J.W. Langston. Burial was in the church cemetery under direction of Maples of Clever.

 

Scruggs, Mahala Jane (Ginger) 22 Dec 1852 - 20 Feb 1930 CCR 27 Feb 1930

[Note: Daughter of Nimrod & Francis Caroline (Warren) Ginger; married  19 Sep 1875 CCM Robert L. Scruggs 1847 - 4 Jun 1922, son of Timothy & Mary Adoline (Connerley) Scruggs; MO DC says mother was Mary London; husband‘s middle initial different on tombstone and in her obit]

Mahalia Jane Scruggs was born Dec. 22, 1852, and departed this life Feb. 20, 1930, at the age of 77 years, 1 months and 28 days. She was married to Robert E. Scruggs Sept. 19, 1875. To this union were born four children, William of Nixa, Mrs. Mary McDaniel of Binger, Okla., Mrs. Martha Hale of Hurley, and Mrs. Jennie Walker of Hurley. All the children survive her, but her husband preceded her in death some seven years ago. She was converted about 30 years ago and joined the Christian church and lived a consistent Christian life and rejoiced in her hope and said she was ready to go. Besides her children she leaves 14 grandchildren and many other relatives and friends to mourn her departure. Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 21, at 3 p.m. at the McConnell cemetery, Rev. R.W. Forbis of Clever officiating. Burial was under the direction of Harding & Maples Funeral Service of Nixa.

 

Scruggs, Prudie May (Boyts) 23 Jun 1882 - 4 Nov 1950 CCR 9 Nov 1950

[Note: Daughter of Uriah A. & Emma C. (Bolin) Boyts; married 22 Oct 1930 William Robert Scruggs 9 Aug 1876 - 19 Nov 1957]

Mrs. William Scruggs, 68, died Saturday at the family home at Clever. Mrs. Scruggs was born Prudie May Boyts, daughter of Uriah and Emma Boyts, on June 23, 1882. She spent most of her life in Christian County, coming here from Bates County at the age of 9. On October 22, 1930, she was united in marriage to William Scruggs. She united with the Mt. Sinai Baptist church in 1913 and was a member there at the time of her death. She is survived by her husband, William Scruggs, of the home, two sisters, Mrs. Mary Hicks of Nixa and Mrs. Clara McConnell of Burbank, California, and by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon in the Delaware Chapel with the Rev. Roscoe Harding of Nixa officiating. Burial was in the Delaware Cemetery under direction of Harris of Clever. Pallbearers were Roy Hicks, Clyde Hale, Charley Boyts, Jim Walker, Floyd McDaniel and Teddy Hicks.

 

Scruggs, William Robert 9 Aug 1876 - 19 Nov 1957        CCR 28 Nov 1957 p1

[Note: son of Robert L. & Mahala Jane (Ginger) Scruggs; marries 22 Oct 1930 Prudie May Boyts 23 Jun 1882 - 4 Nov 1950]

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday in Delaware Church for William R. Scruggs, 81, retired Clever farmer who died Tuesday, Nov. 19. Burial was under direction of Harris of Clever. Pallbearers were: Ernest Pearce, Javen Willoughby, Ted Walker, Jim Walker, Clyde Hale and Harvey Ginger.

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Scruggs, William Robert 9 Aug 1876 - 19 Nov 1957 CCR 5 Dec 1957 p4

Funeral services for William Robert Scruggs, 81 of Clever, who died Tuesday, Nov. 19 at Springfield Baptist Hospital were held Friday, Nov. 22 at 2:00 p.m. in the Delaware Churchwith Rev. R. W. Forbis oficiating.  Burial was in Delaware Cemetery under direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Clever. He was a member of the Nixa Baptist Church but had made his home at Clever for the past 14 years. Survivors include 14 nieces and nephews.

 

Seal, Charles Robert "Bob" (Bledsoe) 2 Feb 1936 - 11 Jul 2002  CCH-N 17 Jul 2002

[Note: Son of  William & Lillian (Meyers) Bledsoe; adopted by stepfather, Robert Seal; married  Lona Miller; married Gayle Robichaux]

Charles Robert "Bob" Seal, 66, Nixa, a retired teacher and minister, passed away July 11, 2002, in his home, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services were held July 14, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Dr. Jerry Carlin officiating. Burial was in McConnell Bledsoe Cemetery, Nixa.

 

Seals, Charles Ruban 17 Apr 1891 - 3 Jul 1963  CCR 11 Jul 1963

[Note: Son of  Greenbury B. & Margaret Ann (Walton)  Seals; married 19 Oct 1911 Vergia May McWilliams 19 Jun 1892 - 4 Dec 1956]

Charles Ruban Seals, 72, Nixa, died at the rest home in Ozark about 11:45 a.m. Wednesday. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Loretta Martin, Ontario, Calif.; three sons, Glen, Wichita, Leon, Tulsa, John Roy, Springfield; two sisters, Mrs. Cordia Nokes, Nixa, and Mrs. Edna Brown, Springfield; a brother, John, Ontario, Calif.; and a half sister, Mrs. Liz Sullins, Springfield. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Nixa Christian Church. The Rev. Roscoe Harding officiated and burial was in Glenn Cemetery under direction of Adams and Monger of Ozark.

 

Seals, Dovie B. (Wilson) 13 Jan 1925 - 6 Mar 2008 SN-L 8 Mar 2008 & CCH-N 12 Mar 2008

[Note: Daughter of John & Belle (Fugitt) Wilson; married Roy Seals]

Mrs. Dovie B. Seals, 83, Clever, died at 11:20 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2008, in her home, with her family at her side. She was born January 13, 1925, in Stone County, Missouri, the daughter of John and Belle (Fugitt) Wilson. Dovie lived most of her life in the Nixa and Clever area, graduated from Clever High School, and was a member of the Clever First Baptist Church. She enjoyed bowling and playing games with her children and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Seals; two grandsons, Bobby Camp and Max Oertle; her parents; a sister, Goldie Willoughby; and three brothers, Louie, Marvin, and Virgil Wilson. She is survived by her three daughters, Karen Camp, Clever, and Donna Oertle and Debra Louderback both of Nixa; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Leo Wilson, Clever; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 9, 2008, in Meadors Funeral Home, Clever, with Rev. George Wisley and Rev. Larry Winfree officiating. Burial will follow in Union Ridge Cemetery, Clever. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the Clever First Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made at www.meadors funeralhome.com.

 

Seals, Edna Pauline "Polly" (Anderson) 17 Feb 1918 - 28 May 2010  SN-L 30 May 2010 & CCH-N 9 Jun 2010

[Note: Daughter of James B. & Amanda (Page) Anderson; married 21 Nov 1936 Leon O. “Tip” Seals 13 Aug 1914 - Jan 1981]

Pauline "Polly" Seals, age 92, of Ozark, passed away May 28, 2010. She was born February 17, 1918, on a farm near Ozark, the youngest of six children born to James B. and Amanda (Page) Anderson. Polly attended Ozark School , SMS, and graduated from the Draughans School of Business in Springfield. In 1936 she and Leon Seals were married. He preceded her in death in 1981. Polly joined American Airlines in Tulsa in 1953 and after 22 years of service, retired in 1975. She had been Secretary to the American Airlines Flight Test Pilots. In 1975 she and her husband returned to Missouri, living in Springfield and Ozark. Polly was a former member of the Ozark Study Club, Ladies Literary Club, Modern Seekers, and O.E.S. Chapter #98 of Ozark. She was a member of Ozark First Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter Linda Downer, Ozark; a son Mitchell Seals of Fort Worth, Texas; four grandchildren Grant Downer of Flower Mound, Texas, Brent Downer of Fayetteville, Ark., Marti Biles of Missouri City, Texas, and Tara Seals Toney of Hatfield, Mass.; six great-grandchildren Blake and Blair Downer, Fletcher and Sydney Biles, Mackenzie Downer, and Hollis Toney; a sister-in-law Grace Anderson of Springfield;and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers Frank and Gratz Anderson; and three sisters Martha Susan Flood, Gussie Haguewood, and Mary Ellen Anderson. The family greatly appreciates the staff of Ozark Nursing and Care Center and Compassus Hospice for the attention and care provided to Polly. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 31, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Troy Rhoden officiating. Burial will follow in Selmore Cemetery, Ozark.

 

Seals, Glen W. 25 Feb 1920 - 9 Nov 1980 OH 13 Nov 1980 p9

[Son of  Charles Ruban & Vergia May (McWilliams) Seals; married Mary]

Services for Glen W. Seals, 60, Wichita, Kan., were held Wednesday in Harris Chapel, Nixa. Burial was in Glenn Cemetery. Mr. Seals died Sunday in Wesley Hospital, Wichita, after a one-year illness. A native of Nixa, he has lived in Wichita 30 years. He was a member of Nixa Christian Church and a World War II Army veteran. Survivors include his wife Mary; a brother, Leon, Ozark; a sister, Mrs. Loretta Turnoff, Los Angeles.

 

Seals, Leon O. “Tip” 13 Aug 1914 - 4 Jan 1981 OH 8 Jan 1981

[Note: Son of Charles Ruban & Vergia May (McWilliams) Seals; married  21 Nov 1936 CCM Edna Pauline “Polly” Anderson

Services for Leon (Tip) Seals, 66, Ozark, were held Tuesday in Harris Chapel with the Rev. Robert Shank officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery. Mr. Seals died Sunday in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a long illness. A native of Nixa, he lived in Wichita and Tulsa for several years where he was employed with Boeing and Douglass aircraft companies. He also operated an auto repair garage. He retired to Ozark in 1975 and was a member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Pauline; a son, Mitchell, Fort Worth, Texas; a daughter, Mrs. Linda K. Downer, Springfield, a sister, Mrs. Loretta Tarnoff, Los Angeles, Calif.,. and four grandchildren.

 

Seals, LeRoy John 1921 - 23 Feb 1965     CCR 4 Mar 1965 p1

[Note: Son of  Charles Ruben & Vergia May (McWilliams) Seals; maried Virgie]

Funeral services for LeRoy “John” Seals, 43, Nashville, Tenn,, a former resident of Nixa, were at 2 p.m. Saturday in the First Baptist church of Nixa, with the Rev. Roscoe Harding and the Rev. Kenneth Bandy officiating. Burial was in Glenn Cemetery south of Nixa under direction of Adams-Monger, Ozark. Mr. Seals, who died Tuesday, Feb. 23, in his home after suffering an apparent heart attack, is survived by his wife, Virgie; three daughters. Karen, Donna and Debby, all of Nixa; three step-sons, Clifford Harper, Jr., Kansas City and Jerry Spence, stationed with the Air Force in Okinawa (Sic - names only two); a sister, Mrs. Loretta Martin, Ontario, Calif., and two brothers, Leon, Tulsa, Okla, and Glen, Wichita, Kan.

 

Seals, Margaret Ann (Walton) 26 Feb 1869 - 28 Jun 1938 CCR 7 Jul 1938 p3

[Note: Daughter of William M. & Elizabeth (Spoon) Walton; married Greenberry Seals 11 May 1840 - 5 Nov 1915]

Margaret Ann Seals, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Walton, was born February 26, 1869, in Pulaski county. She departed this life at the age of 69 years, 4 months and 2 days. She united with the Baptist church at Nixa, Missouri and has lived a good Christian life ever since. She was (obit ends)

 

Seals, Vergia May (McWilliams) 19 Jun 1892 - 4 Dec 1956

[Note: Daughter of Joseph Sherman “Dock” & Della “Ella D.“ (Stiffler) McWilliams; married Charles Ruben Seals 17 Apr 1891 - 3 Jul 1963]

Mrs. Vergia Seals, 64, died at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday at her home in Nixa. A lifelong Nixa resident, she was a member of the Nixa Christian Church. Surviving are her husband, Charles; three sons, Leon of Tulsa, Roy of 1913 South in Springfield, and Glenn, of Wichita Kan,; a daughter, Mrs. Loretta Martin of Narco, Calif.; five grandchildren; three brothers, Charley McWilliams of Nixa, Roscoe of 1256 South Ferguson, and Roy of Chico, Calf.; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Young of Nixa and Mrs. Jane Grace of Bainbridge, Md. Services will be conducted a 1 p.m. Friday in the Harris Funeral Chapel at Nixa by the Rev. John D. Garrison. Burial will be died Thursday morning in Maranatha Manor, Springfield, after a long illness. He had been a minister for more than 50 years and had pastured churches in southwest Missouri for more than 40 years. He was formerly a minister at Pythian Avenue Baptist Church in Springfield for more than 12 years. He and his wife, Justine, who survives, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, Café. 4, 1967. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are three sons, Bob, of Walnut Grove, the Rev. Paul Swadley of Springfield, and the Rev. Lynn Swadley, Jr., of Strafford; two daughters, Mrs. Doris Johnson, Lawrence, Kan., and Mrs. Lela Berry, Springfield; a brother, Jack, of Stockton; four sisters, Mrs. Elsie Williams, Hartsburg, Mo., Mrs. Lucille Benson, of the state of California, and Mrs. Dixie Amos, Bellville, Ill., and Mrs. Ruth Bunch, Stockton; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the First Baptist Church here with the Rev. Howard Boyd officiating. Burial will be in Frazier Cemetery near Boaz under the direction of Meadors of Clever. The family will be at the funeral home tonight from 7-8:30.

Note: this clipping from the collection of Lucille (Glidewell) Gardner was not dated.

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Seals, Vergia May (McWilliams) 19 Jun 1892 - 4 Dec 1956 CCR 6 Dec 1956 p 4

Funeral services for Mrs. Vergia Seals, 64, who died at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday at her home in Nixa will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday in the Harris Funeral Chapel in Nixa with Rev. John D. Garrison officiating. Burial will be in the Glenn Cemetery under direction of Harris. A native of Nixa, she was a lifelong resident and longtime member of the Nixa Christian Church. Survivors include her husband, Charles Seals, three sons, Leon Seals of Tulsa, Roy Seals of Springfield and Glenn Seals of Wichita, one daughter, Mrs. Loretta Martin of Narco, Calif; five grandchildren; three brothers. Charles McWilliams of Nixa, Roscoe McWilliams of Springfield and Roy McWilliams of Chico, Calif and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Young of Nixa and Mrs. Jane Grace of Bainbridge, Md.

 

Search, Mary (Watts) 3 Dec 1884 - 16 Jan 1979 OH 25 Jan 1979 p12

Services have been held in Seymour for Mrs. Mary Search, 94, of Seymour who died Jan. 16. Survivors include a brother, Fred Watts and a sister, Mrs. Lula Gault, both of Rogersville.

 

Searles, Bessie B. (Osburn) Frost 3 Apr 1905 - 6 May 1993 OH 12 May 1993

[Note: Daughter of Spurgeon G. & Ida Mae (Luttrull) Osburn; married ? Frost; married 1943 Harvey Owen Searles]

Bessie B. Searles, 88, Ozark, died at 11:10 a.m. Thursday, May 6, 1993 in the Ozark Nursing and Care Center, Ozark. She was born April 3, 1905 in Christian County, the daughter of Spurgeon Osburn and Ida Mae Luttrull. She was a resident of the Sparta Community for more than 45 years. She was a homemaker and enjoyed painting and crochet. She was a member of the Eastern Gate Baptist Church, Ozark. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harvey O. Searles, on Sept. 3, 1990; a son, Edgar Frost; a brother, Kenneth P. Osborn; and a sister, Merle Race. Survivors include two daughters, Loraine Nelson, Sparta, and Euella Eoff, Springfield; a brother, Virgil Osburn, Sparta; and a daughter-in-law, Dorothy Prost, Slidell, La. Services were held Monday, May 10, at Harris, a Heritage Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.

 

Searles, Harvey Owen 1 Aug 1908 - 3 Sep 1990 NN-E 5 Sep 1990

[Note: Son of Harvey Lee & Bessie (Adams) Searles; married 1943 Bessie B. Osburn 3 Apr 1905 - 6  May 1993 m/1 Frost]

Owen Searles, 82, Sparta, died Monday, Sept. 3, 1990, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born in Liberal, Mo., Aug. 1, 1908, to Harvey Lee Searles and Bessie Adams Searles. In 1943, he married Bessie B. Osburn. He retired from Dayco Rubber Co. and was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Eastern Gate Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ika and Harry; a sister, Zora Lou; and a son, Edgar Frost. He is survived by his wife, Bessie; two daughters, Euella Eoff and Lorraine Nelson; three brothers, Jones, Jess and John; two sisters, Mary Ann Thirk Ildsen and Margaret Davis; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Services will be held today (Thursday) at 2 p.m. in Harris Colonial Chapel with the Rev. Bill Maberry officiating. Burial will follow in Sparta Cemetery. Visitation was held Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m.

 

Sears, Clay Edward 21 Aug 1928 - 8 Mar 2010  SN-L 11 Mar 2010

[Note: Son of William & Geraldine (Grider) Sears; married 20 Jul 1949 Jane Sue Hanks 3 Mar 1931 - 23 May 2008]

Clay Edward Sears, age 81, of Ozark, passed away Monday, March 8, 2010. He was born August 21, 1928, in Springfield, the son of William and Geraldine (Grider) Sears. He attended Springfield High School. After graduation, he played fast pitch softball and hardball for several area organizations. On July 20, 1949, he and Jane Hanks were united in marriage. She preceded him in death in 2008. Clay was a Premium Insurance Auditor for over 100 insurance companies. He had been active in several churches in the area. He and Jane lived many years on Table Rock Lake entertaining family and friends. Clay loved to play practical jokes on friends, and enjoyed playing Santa for his family and church. After retirement, he built over 60 doll houses, donating many of them to charities. Survivors include three children and their spouses, Michael and Barbara Sears, Kimberling City, Pat and Dorcas Sears, Ozark, and Lisa and Ralph Phillips, Ozark; grandchildren, Amy Loehr and husband Tony, Austin Sears and wife Cassie, Jake Seiler and wife Kathleen, Brandon Sears and wife Shanna, Betsy Burroughs, Ryan Sears, Kara Sears, Lindsay Sears, Ryan Phillips, and Brandon Rodelander and wife Christine; great-grandchildren, Braden and Morgan Loehr, Sydney Seiler, Joplin Sears, and Kylie and Tyler Rodelander; and his beloved dog, Candy. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, March 12 in Adams Funeral home, Ozark. Burial will follow in Selmore Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Sears, Dale I. 15 Mar 1921 – 18 Jun 1992  NN-E 24 Jun 1992

[Note: Son of Daniel I. & Mae Elizabeth (Reed) Sears]

Dale I. Sears, 71, Nixa, died Thursday, June 18, in Harry S Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital, Columbia. He was born March 15, 1921, the son of Daniel I. and Mae Reed Sears. He was a veteran of World War II, a lifetime member of V.F.W. in Forsyth, and a member of Disabled American Veterans. Survivors include two sons, Stanley "Bob" Sears, and his wife, Gayla, Nixa, and David Sears, Lawrence, Kan.; a daughter, Charlotte Packingham, and her husband, Rick, Frederick, Colo.; six grandchildren, Tim, David Jr., Cheyenne, Daniel, Angie and Laura; three sisters, Ines Thomas, Highlandville, Margaret Brewer, Denver, Colo., and Vera Shea, Des Moines, Iowa; and a brother, Alexander Brownfield Sears, Denver. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Patsy.  Services were held Saturday, June 20, in Highlandville Cemetery with the Rev. Frank Bostic officiating under the direction of Adams Funeral Home.

 

Sears, Daniel I. 9 May 1878 - 20 Jul 1968  CCR 25 Jul 1968 p1

[Note: married Mae Elizabeth Reed 7 Feb 1884 - 4 Jul 1969]

Daniel I. Sears, 90, Ozark, died at 8:40 p.m. Saturday in Mercy Villa, Springfield, after a three-month illness. A retired farmer, Mr. Sears is survived by his wife, May; two sons, Dale, Ozark and Alexander, Spokane; three daughters, Mrs. Inez Thomas, Highlandville, Mrs. Vera Shea, Chicago, and Mrs. Margaret Brewer, Denver, Colo.; 14 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Adams Chapel in Ozark. The Rev. Ora Short officiated with burial in Highlandville Cemetery.

 

Sears, Jane Sue (Hanks) 3 Mar 1931 - 23 May 2008 SN-L 25 May 2008 & CCH-N 4 Jun 2008

[Note: Daughter of Claude Fred & Muriel Cowden (Collins) Hanks; married 20 Jul 1949 Clay Edward Sears 21 Aug 1928 - 8 Mar 2010]

Jane Sue Sears, age 77, passed away Friday, May 23, 2008, in her home in Ozark. She was born March 3, 1931, in the Selmore community, the daughter of Claude and Muriel (Collins) Hanks. On July 20, 1949, she and Clay Sears were united in marriage. Jane was a passionate mother and grandmother. The pride that she took in her family and the responsibility given to her by God to care for those she loved most was definitely Mom's purpose in life. A compassionate heart for others who suffered the same daily trials as she did led her to co-facilitate (with Dad) a support group for NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness). Many family-like friends were established through this group. Some of her favorite past times included painting, spending time with her Lord and Savior in prayer and reading God's word, sharing those scriptures with others, talking about her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and reminiscing about the loving family that she grew up with as a child. Jane was a member of Cassidy Methodist Church and also spent many years worshipping at Selmore Christian Church. Survivors include her husband, Clay; three children and their spouses, Mike and Barbara Sears of Kimberling City, Pat and Dorcas Sears of Ozark, and Lisa and Ralph Phillips of Ozark; grandchildren, Amy Loehr and husband, Tony, Austin Sears and wife, Cassie, Jake Seiler and wife, Kathleen, Brandon Sears, Betsy Burroughs, Ryan Sears, Kara Sears, Lindsay Sears, Ryan Phillips and Brandon Rodelander and wife, Christine; great-grandchildren, Braden and Morgan Loehr, Sydney Seiler, Joplin Sears, and Kylie Rodelander; brothers and sisters, Eloise Baird, Bill Hanks and wife, Ruth Ann, Dorothy Collins and husband, Russell, Glenna Frazier and husband, Larry and Dennis Hanks and wife Patsy. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will follow in Selmore Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Springfield or Cassidy Methodist Church.

 

Sears, Mae Elizabeth (Reed) 7 Feb 1884 - 4 Jul 1969  CCR 17 Jul 1969 p8

[Note: married Daniel J. Sears 9 May 1878 - 20 Jul 1968]

Mrs. Mae Elizabeth Sears, 84, Highlandville, died at 11:30 p.m. Monday in Mercy Villa Nursing Home in Springfield, where she had been a patient for five months. She was a member of the Church of God in Highlandville, Survivors include two sons, Dale Sears, Ozark and Alexander Sears, Spokane; three daughters, Mrs. Inez Thomas, Highlandville, Mrs. Vera Shea, Chicago, and Mrs. Margaret Brewer, Denver, Colo.; 14 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Funeral services under the direction of Adams of Ozark will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Prospect Baptist Church. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery under the direction of Adams of Ozark.

ears, Stanley J. “Bob” 23 Oct 1954 - 8 Dec 2007 Preston-MarshFH

[Note: Son of Dale I. & Roberta Joyce (Hughes) Sears; married 19 Apr 2001 Ardis Ann Crosby]

Stanley J. "Bob" Sears 53 of Rogersville, Mo. passed away Saturday December 8, 2007 at his home. Stanley was born on October 23, 1954 in Taney County, Mo. to Dale and Roberta Joyce "Hughes" Sears. Stanley served in the US ARMY in Vietnam, was a clerk for the US postal service in Springfield and had attended SMS in Springfield. He was a past member of the American Legion, Past President of the APWU Local #888 of Springfield. He collected coins for many years and enjoyed hunting. He was married to Ardis Ann "Crosby" on April 19, 2001 and she survives of the home. Also surviving is his son Timothy Sears of Twin Lake, MI. a brother Davis Sears of Lawrence, KS. a sister Charolette Peckington and husband Richard of Ft. Lupton, Colo. a sister in law Mary Lemke of Colo. Several Nieces, Nephews, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Stanley was preceded in death by his father Dale and Mother Roberta J. "Hughes" Sears Putman.  

 

Seaton, Alfred A. 1 Sep 1914 - 1 Jul 1988 OH 7 Jul 1988

[Note: Son of Ralph & Grace (Bilyeu) Seaton; married Aline 22 Dec 1914 - 16 Mar 1993]

Alfred A. Seaton, 73, of Springfield, died at 2:10 p.m. July 1 at Cox Medical Center North. Services for Mr. Seaton were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Highway 65 Church, three miles south of Spokane. Military graveside services were conducted at Springfield National Cemetery. Mr. Seaton was born Sept. 1, 1914, the oldest child of Ralph and Grace Seaton of Walnut Shade. He was a graduate of Forsyth High School, and was a World War II Army Veteran, having served overseas in the 473rd Infantry, Rome-Arno, Po Valley, Northern Appennines, and Naples-Foggia Battles and Campaigns. He spent two years and 11 months overseas. He was awarded with four Bronze Stars and was recommended for the Purple Heart. For many years, Mr. Seaton operated a livestock hauling business out of Union Stockyards, Springfield. He designed and built the first double-decker (possum-belly) cattle trailer used in Missouri, and in 1939 bought the first Dodge diesel truck sold west of the Mississippi River. He owned and operated his cattle ranch in Lawrence County, near Halltown. His survivors include his wife, Aline; a daughter and son-in-law, Ila Marie Russell and Gary Don Russell, Ash Grove; two grandsons, Matthew and James Russell; and a sister, Lola Brown, Branson. He is also survived by five brothers, Homer, of Sparta, Pete and Ray, both of Springfield, Orvil, of Nixa, and Earl Seaton, of Reeds Spring.

 

Seaton, Emery K. 8 Oct 1883 - 26 Jul 1966

[Note: married Stella G.. Young 3 Jan 1891 - 25 Sep 1964; name on tombstone is Emory C. Seaton

Funeral services for Emery K. Seaton, 82, of Mt. Vernon, who died Tuesday night at Jane Chinn Hospital in Webb City, will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Hickman Chapel in Mt. Vernon with the Rev. G. D. Perrick and the Rev. Paul Peas officiating.  Burial will be in Frazier Cemetery in Clever.  Mr. Seaton, a retired farmer, moved here in 1942 from Christian County.  He is survived by two sons, Floyd, Mt. Vernon, and Wesley, Springfield; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Patton, Portland, Ore., and Mrs. Truman Ross; three brothers, Everett, Springfield, Bill, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Lloyd, Springfield; one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Tucker, California state; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.

Note: this clipping from the collection of Audrey (King) Maples has a handwritten date of July 26, 1966 in the margin. Contributed by Rada Beth (Hayden) Maples.

 

Seaton, Freeda  F. (Carter) 28 Jun 1918 - 1 Nov 2006 SN-L 4 Nov 2006 & SN-L 5 Nov 2006

[Note: Daughter of  Lowell H. & Amanda L. (Glenn) Carter; married 11 May 1940 Wesley Harrison Seaton 14 Aug 1914 - 16 May 2006]

Freeda F. (Carter) Seaton of Springfield, Mo., was born June 28, 1918, in Boaz, Mo., to Lowell H. and Amanda L. (Glenn) Carter. She passed away in Quail Creek on Nov. 1, 2006, at the age of 88. She was united in marriage to Wesley H. Seaton on May 11, 1940, who preceded her in death on May 16, 2006, after 66 years of marriage. She was employed by Levy-Wolf. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one sister, Burniece M. Vinyard; and a grandson, Matthew Dickey. She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Wells and husband Kendal, Branson West, Mo., and Connie Dickey and husband Jerry, Springfield, Mo.; a granddaughter, Amanda and husband Terry, Springfield, Mo. Visitation is 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 6 in Greenlawn Funeral Home South. Funeral service will follow at 10 a.m. with Michael Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Frazier Cemetery, Boaz, Mo. Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Baptist Church, Springfield, Mo.

 

Seaton, Grace (Bilyeu) 10 Mar 1896 - 10 Jun 1971  CCR 17 Jun 1971 p8

[Note: Daughter of Peter & Sarah F. (Larkins) Bilyeu; married Ralph Seaton 20 Oct 1888 - 4 Sep 1976]

Funeral services for Mrs. Grace Seaton, 75, Walnut Shade, were at 2 p.m. Saturday in Eisenhour Church, Reeds Spring, with the Rev. Kenneth Bandy officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery under direction of Whelchel of Branson. Mrs. Seaton died in Skaggs Hospital, Branson, at 2:45 a.m. Thursday after a long illness. She is survived by her husband, Ralph; a daughter, Mrs. Lola Brown, Branson; six sons, Alfred Seaton and Ray Seaton of Reeds Spring, Orvil Seaton of Nixa, Homer Seaton of Sparta and Pete Seaton of Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.; three sisters, Mrs. Elsie Amos, Galena, Mrs. Myrtle Lauderback, Hemet, Calif. and Mrs. May Hulse, Crane; a brother, Walter Bilyeu, Tucumcari, N. M.; 16 grandchildren and one great granddaughter.

 

Seaton, Laural Nadine (Huff) 21 Jul 1924 - 31 Oct 2007 AdamsFH & SN-L 2 Nov 2007

[Note: Daughter of Noel Manford & Sadie Aneline (Steward) Huff; married 8 Feb 1944 Orvil Olin Seaton 8 Feb 1925 - 21 Dec 1994]

Laural Nadine Seaton, age 83, formerly of Christian County, recently of Springfield, MO, passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2007. Nadine was born July 21, 1924 to Noel and Sadie Huff on the banks of Bear Creek, near Chestnut Ridge, MO. On February 8, 1944, she was joined in marriage to Orvil Olin Seaton. Throughout their 50 years together, she was a loving and faithful partner and mother, who promoted her faith daily by example. Nadine and Orvil began their early days with her teaching and him driving a truck. Through the years, the cattle, trucking, real estate, and dairy industries rewarded them with many good friends coast-to-coast. Nadine is survived by her three children: Vicki (Maples), Jack, and Dwight, all of the area. She was “Nana” to granddaughters Ashley and Shae, whom she treasured. The last four years, she took much joy in watching three new great grandbabies join the family: Savannah, Ashton, and Salona. We celebrate Nadine’s life and journey to heaven, where she will join her parents Noel and Sadie, siblings Rainie and Don Huff, and once again be joined with Dad. We invite you to pass along a written story in lieu of flowers. Her children would appreciate the comfort and younger family members can look back someday and understand and know Nana even better. A special thank you to staff and friends at The Cambridge and Community Hospice for all your help and support at this time. Funeral services will be at 1:00 pm Saturday, November 3, at Adams Funeral Home in Nixa. Burial will follow in Spokane Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until service time on Saturday.

 

Seaton, Martha L. (Day) 17 Sep 1861 - 25 Sep 1942 CCR 30 Apr 1942 p4

[Note: Daughter of Stephan A. & ?  ( ) Day; married Felix Harrison Seaton 30 Nov 1858 -10 Feb 1938]

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha L. Seaton, 80, were held at Delaware church Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. R.C. Harding, with burial there under direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever. She was married to Felix Harrison Seaton in 1880 and to this union nine children were born. The husband and three children preceded her in death. Those who survive are four sons, Lloyd and Everett of Springfield, Emory of Clever and Aury of Phoenix, Ariz., two daughters, Mrs. Addie Bolin of Springfield and Mrs. J.T. Day of Prague, Okla. She is also survived by three brothers and one sister. She became a Christian early in life and united with the Baptist church, being a member of the Mt. Sinai church at the time of her death.

 

Seaton, Orvil Olin 8 Feb 1925 - 21 Dec 1994

[Note: Son of Ralph & Grace (Bilyeu) Seaton; married 8 Feb 1944 Laural Nadine Huff 21 Jul 1924 - 31 Oct 2007;

Nixa - Orvil Seaton, 69, Nixa, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 1994, in Cox Medical Center South. He was born Feb. 8 1925, in Walnut Shade, the son of Ralph and Grace Bilyeu Seaton. He served his country in the Navy. Ob Deb. 12 1944, he was united in marriage to Laurel Nadine Huff. Self-employed, Mr. Seaton was in the trucking business from 1938 until 1990 and had been in the dairy business since 1977. In 1972 he built Nixa Livestock Auction. A businessman until the time of his death, he also was in farming and real estate. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Alfred and Fred. He is survived by his wife, Nadine; a daughter and her husband Vicki and Troy Maples, Springfield; two sons, Jack, Everton, and Dwight, Ash Grove; two granddaughters, Ashley Maples and Shae Nichole Seaton; a sister, Lola Brown, Branson; and four brothers, Earl, Reeds Spring, Ray, Fairland, Okla., Homer, Sparta and Pete, Miller. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26, 1994, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Revs. Howard Blevins and Jack Keithley officiating. Burial will be in Spokane Cemetery. Contributed by Woody Franklin.

 

Seaton, Ralph 20 Oct 1888 - 4 Sep 1976 OH 9 Sep 1976 p5

[Note: married Grace Bilyeu 26 Mar 1896 - 10 Jun 1971]

BRANSON - Services for Ralph Seaton, 87, Walnut Share, were at 3 p.m. today in Highway 65 Church near Reeds Spring with burial in Eisenhour Cemetery under direction of Whelchel of Branson. Mr. Seaton died Saturday night in Skaggs Hospital here after a long illness. He was a retired farmer and businessman. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Lola Brown, Branson; six sons, Alfred and Ray, both of Springfield, Earl, Reeds Spring, Orvil, Nixa, Homer, Sparta, and Pete, Miller; a brother, Walter, Lyons, Kan,; 16 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

 

Seaton, Snyder Bruce 13 Jan 1927 - Jul 1976 OH 5 Aug 1976 p4

[Note: Son of ? & Lula (?) Seaton; married Dorthy]

GALENA - Services for Bruce Seaton, 49, Route 3, Galena was at 2 p.m.. Wednesday at Cape Fair Baptist Church with the Rev. Loren Easley officiating. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery, Crane under direction of Cheatham-Stumpff of Galena. Mr. Seaton died at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at his home from a heart attack. He had lived in Galena the past 16 years. He was the publisher of Hillbilly Postcards and Calenders, a member of the Methodist Church and a member of the Shepherd of the Hills cast for the past 15 years. Survivors include his wife, Dorthy; five sons, Ken of Cassville, Steven of Galena, Paul of Fort Bliss, Tex., Mark of Nixa and Joe of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Lorraine Jones, Republic, Miss Ruth Seaton in the U. S. Air Force in Elsworth, N. D. and Miss Martha Seaton, Cassville; his mother, Mrs. Lula Seaton, Monett; three brothers, LaMont of Phoenix, Ariz.,  John of Monett and Howard of Liberal; one sister, Miss Carmelita Seaton, Neosho and four grandchildren.

 

Seaton, Stella G. (Young) 3 Jan 1891 - 25 Sep 1964

[Note: Daughter of James B. & Cassinda Ellen (Bolin) Young; married 9 Jan 1909 Emory C. Seaton 8 Oct 1883 - 26 Jul 1966]

Mrs. Stella Seaton, 63, of Mt. Vernon, route 1, died at 5:20 a.m. Saturday in Springfield Baptist Hospital after a three-week illness.  She had been a resident of Mt. Vernon for 12 years.  Mrs. Seaton is survived by her husband, E. C.; one daughter, Mrs. Gladys Short of Wala Wala, Wash.; two sons, Floyd of Mt. Vernon, route 1, and Wesley Seaton of Springfield; a brother, Walter Young of Springfield; a sister, Mrs. Nellie Seaton of Springfield and nine grandchildren.  A service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at her home and at 2:30 p.m. in Mt. Sinai Baptist Church near Clever, with the Revs. Leonard Wise and D. F. Frazier officiating.  Burial will be in Frazier Cemetery under direction of H. D. Fossett of Mt. Vernon.  Pallbearers will be nephews.

Note: this clipping from the collection of Audrey (King) Maples has a handwritten date of September 25, 1964 in the margin. Contributed by Rada Beth (Hayden) Maples.

 

Seaton, Wesley Harrison 14 Aug 1914 - 16 May 2006 SN-L 17 May 2006

[Note: Son of Emory C.& Stella G. (Young) Seaton; married 11 May 1940 Freeda F. Carter 28 Jun 1918 - 1 Nov 2006]

Wesley Harrison Seaton of Springfield, Mo., was born August 14, 1914, in Christian County to Emory and Stella (Young) Seaton. He passed away at St. John's Hospital on May 16, 2006, at the age of 91. He was united in marriage to Freeda F. Carter on May 11, 1940. He retired from Producers Creamery/Mid America Dairy. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Floyd and Charles; an infant sister; and a grandson, Matthew Dickey. He is survived by his wife, Freeda; two daughters, Carolyn Wells and husband, Kendal, of Branson West, Mo., and Connie Dickey and husband, Jerry, of Springfield, Mo.; a sister, Opal Patton of Walla Walla, Wash.; a granddaughter, Amanda and husband, Terry. Visitation will be on Friday, May 19, from 9 to 10 a.m. at Greenlawn Funeral Home South. Funeral service will follow at 10 a.m. with Michael Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Frazier Cemetery in Boaz, Mo. Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Baptist Church in Springfield, Mo.

 

Seboldt, William H. 15 Oct 1932 - 9 Jan 1987 OH 15 Jan 1987 pB9

[Note: Son of ? & Isabel ( ) Seboldt; married Ruth]

Services for William H, Seboldt, 54, Ozark, were held Jan 13 in Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. Joseph Bragg officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery under the direction of Klingner Mortuary. Mr. Seboldt died Jan. 9 as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident north of Gainsville. Born in Springfield he has been a resident of rural Ozark for 19 years. He was a salesman for Goetze-Niemer and formerly with Hankins Surgical Supply for 16 years. He was the owner of Ozark Medical and the owner and president of Ozark Empire Leasing Co. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where he was a church officer and a member of the men’s choir. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; two sons, Tim, Sparta and Tom, of the home; two daughters, Kathy Potter, Fulton and Lisa, of the home; his mother, Isabel Seboldt, Springfield; one sister, Natalie Wehrman, Lockwood; and two grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Lutheran World Hunger or Alliance for the Mentally Ill,

 

Sebring, William L., Lt. Col. 5 May 1924 - 19 Nov 2007 SN-L 23 Nov 2007

[Note: Son of  Leroy & Ethel (  ) Sebring; married 1944 Florence Newhart]

William L. Sebring, 83, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, at home. Bill was born to Leroy and Ethel Sebring of Cherry Lane, Pa., in 1924. He and his wife, Florence Newhart Sebring, were married for 63 years. Lt. Col. Sebring joined the U.S. Air Force and served from 1942-1971. He served in World War II and Vietnam Wars. He earned a degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois, and an MBA from the University of Missouri. Following his retirement from the Air Force, he was employed as an engineer for NW Bell Telephone Co. in Des Moines, Iowa, and also worked for Wausau Insurance Co. as a safety engineer. Bill's hobbies included flight training while in the Air Force and showing Dachshunds around the country, of which about 40 became champions. He and his wife enjoyed traveling in their motor home. In addition, he volunteered to deliver Meals on Wheels for over 12 years. He was very active in the Methodist Church in Cambridge, Iowa, and the Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Nixa, Mo. Bill is survived by his wife Florence; his son Randy and daughter-in-law Nancy of Denver, Colo.; his son Gary and daughter-in-law Sher of Leawood, Kan.; and four grandchildren: Alex and Courtney Sebring of Kansas and Greg (and wife Jennifer) and Dana Sebring of Colorado. Survivors also include one brother and four sisters. He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. Memorial services will be held at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Nixa, Mo., on December 8, 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Assoc., or Aldersgate United Methodist Church.

Sechler, Abraham C. 17 Dec 1860 - 4 May 1928 CCR 10 May 1928

[Note: Son of A. & ? (  ) Sechler; married 1878 Mary Elizabeth Bunch 1 Aug 1862 - 19 Nov 1916]

A. C. Sechler died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Magers of Ponce de Leon on Friday, May 4th; aged 67 years, 4 months and 17 days. The funeral services were held on May 5th, at 2 o’clock p.m. at the Ponce de Leon church with burial in the Ponce de Leon cemetery under the direction of T. B. Chaffin. He leaves one daughter, Mrs. S. J. Magers, and one son, Wash, both of Ponce de Leon.

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