Sheets, Irvin Eugene, d. 1996 - Shelton, Tressie Florence, d. 1955


Sheets, Irvin Eugene 31 Jan 1925 – 30 Jan 1996

[Note: Son of William Leon & Artena Pearl (Page) Sheets; married 17 Nov 1973 Juanita (Swearengin) Brown 27 May 1917 - 30 Mar 2006]

Irvin Eugene Sheets, 70, Ozark. Mo., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 8:35 p.m., at Harry S Turman Memorial Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. Mr. Sheets was born Jan. 31, 1925. in Effingham, Kansas the son of the late William Leon and Artena Pearl (Page) Sheets. He was united in marriage to Juanita Swearengin Brown on Nov. 17, 1973 in Springfield, Mo. Irvin attended grade school in Atchison, Kansas and St. Joseph. Mo, he enlisted in the military and served the U.S. Army during World War II where he achieved the rank of First Class Sergeant. He received the Korean Service Medal with five Bronze Stars, the United Nations Service Medal with two loops AOM Germany, and a National Defense Medal. After 23 years of service, he received honorary retirement on Jan. I, 1965. His civilian occupation was as a diesel mechanic. He was a member of the National .Avenue Christian Church, Springfield, and a member of the Henderson Masonic Lodge #477, Rogersville. During his years of retirement, he was a warehouse manager with Mashino- Brown, Inc., of Springfield. Later, Irvin and his wife, Juanita, became the owners of Honey Branch Cave in Douglas County, Missouri. He is survived by his wife, Juanita, three stepsons, Kenneth Brown, Coffeyville, Kansas, and Gary and Keith Brown, both of Springfield, Mo.; one sister, Virginia Quintia; three brothers, Charles, Leslie and Herbert Sheets, all of Denver, Colorado; and a host of nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, Feb. 5, 1996, in AyreGoodwin-Lee, a cassity Heritage Funeral Home, at Rivermonte. The body has been cremated. Burial with military honors is to be in Springfield National Cemeterv at a later date. The family has requested that memorial donations be made to the Fair Haven Children's Home, Rt. 2 Box 32, Strafford, Mo. 65757.


Sheets, Juanita (Swearengin) Brown 27 May 1817 - 30 Mar 2006 SN-L 1 Apr 2006

[Note: Daughter of LeRoy & Clara (Ferrell) Swearengin; married Carroll H. Brown died 20 Aor 1915 - 8 Jun 1957; married 1973 Irvin Eugene Sheets 31 Jan 1925 – 30 Jan 1996]

Juanita M. Sheets, 88, passed away at 9 a.m. Thursday, March 30, 2006, in Manor Care in Springfield, where she had been a patient for two years. She was born May 27, 1917, in Ongo, Missouri, the daughter of the late LeRoy and Clara (Ferrell) Swearengin. She attended a one-room school- house where her father was the schoolmaster at Hall on Swan Creek. She graduated from Ava High School and obtained a teaching certificate from State Normal, now Missouri State University. She went on to teach in Western Douglas County where she met and married Carroll H. Brown. They farmed near Ava until 1949 when they moved to Miller and operated a Grade A dairy farm until Carroll's death in 1957. They had three sons. In 1973 she married Irvin Eugene Sheets, a retired Army Sergeant and together they managed a warehouse for Maschino-Brown, Inc. in Springfield. Eventually they moved back to the area of her childhood with her son, Keith, where together, they reopened Honey Branch Cave, east of Sparta. Juanita moved back to Springfield in 1996 after Irvin died. When she began to show signs of Alzheimer's disease she moved in with her son, Keith and his wife, Ashley, where they lovingly cared for her. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Nona Eunice Henry and Holyce Maggard. She is survived by sons, Kenneth Brown, Coffeyville, Kan., and Gary and Keith Brown, both of Springfield; a sister, Dorothy Hicks, Nashville, Tenn.; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 2, 2006, in J.D. Lee and Sons Funeral Chapel, west of Rogersville. Burial will follow in Sparta Cemetery, Sparta. No visitation is planned. The family has requested memorial donations to the Alzheimer's Association, Southwest Missouri Chapter, 1500 S. Glenstone, Springfield, MO 65804. Online condolences may also be made at


Shelburg, Larry 10 Mar 1940 - 8 May 2005 SN-L 10 May 2005

[Note: married Vicki]

Larry Shelburg, 65, Springfield, was born March 10, 1940, in Des Moines, Iowa, and passed away at 9 p.m. on May 8, 2005, in Maranatha Lodge. He was a member of the Assemblies of God faith, and loved his family, church, and fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents. Larry is survived by his wife, Vicki, of the home; daughter, Becky Davis and husband, Reggie, Springfield; son, Mike Shelburg and wife, Dayna, and grandchildren, Mikayla and Ryan, all of Ozark; one brother, Bobby Shelburg, Des Moines, Iowa; and one sister, Delores Terry, Altoona, Iowa; other relatives and many friends. Larry was loved by many and will be greatly missed. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Maranatha Chapel with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Visitation is 7 to 8 p.m. today in Greenlawn Funeral Home North.


Sheldon, Michael Jay “Mick” 23 Oct 1957 - 5 Jun 2006 CCH 14 Jun 2006

[Note: Son of Gary & Vieta ( ) Sheldon]

            Michael Jay “Mick” Sheldon, age 48, of Springfield passed away on Monday, June 5, 2006. He was born October 23, 1957 in Osage, Iowa, the son of Gary and Vieta Sheldon. He went to grade school at Ivy, high school at Conway and got his diploma at Waynesville. He went into the army at Fort Leonard Wood and then spent the rest of his life living in the Springfield/Lebanon area, with some years spent in Houston, Texas. He worked as a machinist (one of the best) and also as a mechanic. The thing we will always remember most about Mick was his generosity and caring - and his lifelong pursuit of fun! Anyone who spent time with him knew that there was going to be lots of laughs and good times - he lived life to the fullest he could, everyday. He will be missed. Thanks, Mick, for sharing your laugh and smile with us. Mick is survived by: his parents, Gary and Vieta Sheldon, Phillipsburg; a son, Kenzie Sheldon, Nixa; two daughters, Lindsey Sheldon and Jamie Hage, both of Lebanon; five grandchildren, Justin, Tristan, Austin, Makayla and Makinzie, all of Lebanon; a sister, Lynn Sheldon, Phillipsburg; a brother, Ike Sheldon, Kansas City; his close friend and former wife, Suzie Shelton, Nixa, and all his many friends in the Springfield/Conway/Lebanon area that will remember him and will miss him. Funeral services were at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, June 9, at Adams Funeral Home, 109 North Truman Blvd, Nixa. Burial followed at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, with military honors conducted by the National Guard Bravo Team.

Shell, Joseph Daniel Locklyn 30 Jul 2002 - 13 Jun 2003

[Note: Son of Christopher Jerod & Jacquelyn (York) Shell, Sr.]

Joseph Daniel Locklyn Shell, 11-months-old, Nixa, died June 13, 2003, in Cox South Hospital. He was born July 30, 2002, in Shawnee Mission, Kan., the son of Christopher Jerod Shell Sr. and Jacquelyn (York) Shell. Survivors include his mother, Jacquelyn, Nixa; his father, Christopher, Reno, Nev.; three brothers, Christian York, C.J. Shell, and Dallas Shell, all of Nixa; one sister, Mariah Shell, Nixa; grandparents, Charles and Judith York, Nixa, and Art Shell II and Janice Shell, Sparks, Nev.; and many uncles, aunts and cousins. Services will be held at 10 a.m. today in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Pastor Don Blansit officiating. Burial was in McConnell-Bledsoe Cemetery.


Shelledy, Ruth Ann (Wilson) Warden 18 Sep 1947 - 1 Dec 2004 SN-L 4 Dec 2004

[Note: Daughter of Marshall Venus & Florence Leatha (Greenway) Wilson; married Lee Allen Shelledy 14 Nov 1942 - 1 Dec 2004 ]


Shelledy, Lee Allen,  Sr. 14 Nov 1942 - 1 Dec 2004 SN-L 4 Dec 2004

[Note: Son of Clyde Wesley & Wanda Bell (Hall) Shelledy; married Ruth Ann Wilson 18 Sep 1947 - 1 Dec 2004]

Ruth Ann Shelledy, born to Marshall Venus Wilson and Florence Leatha Greenway Wilson on Sept. 18, 1947, departed this life at age 57 on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004, at her sister, Faye Matney's, residence in Nixa, MO. Lee Allen Shelledy Sr., born to Clyde Wesley Shelledy and Wanda Bell Hall Shelledy on Nov. 14, 1942, departed this life at age 62 on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, MO. They are survived by four children, Gary Bruce Warden Jr. of Lubbock, TX, Leatha Shrree Warden of Brownwood, TX, Lee Allen Shelledy Jr. of Festus, MO, and Rebecca Lynn Shelledy of Springfield, MO; six grandchildren, Amanda Lynn Arndt, Jonathan Ross Warden, Wyatt Marshall Warden, Brooke Nicole Shelledy, Morgan Elaine Shelledy and Kyla Shelledy Blair; and one great-granddaughter, Alexandria Arndt; as well as many other relatives and a host of friends. Mrs. Shelledy is also survived by three brothers and three sisters, Bob Wilson of McCord Bend, MO, Jack Wilson of Galena, MO, Earl Wilson of Springfield, MO, Clymena Tucker of Crane, MO, Evelyn Layton of Springfield, MO, and Faye Matney of Nixa, MO. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Allen Shelledy Sr., her parents, five brothers and two sisters. Ruth received Christ prior to her passing. Mr. Shelledy is also survived by his mother, Wanda Bell Hall Shelledy of Springfield, MO. He was an only child. He was preceded in death by his father, Clyde Wesley Shelledy. Lee received Christ prior to his passing. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004, at Greenlawn Funeral Home North Chapel. Visitation will be held today, Dec. 4, at the same location, from 6 to 9 p.m. Any written correspondence may be sent to Lee Allen Shelledy Jr. at 1824 Scenic Dr., Festus, MO 63028.


Shelton, Adele Butler (Verburght) 18 Jul 1951 - 17 Dec 1999  CCH-N 22 Dec 1999

[Note: Daughter of Martin & Polly (  ) Verburght; married Connie Shelton]

Adele Butler Shelton, age 48, of Springfield passed away Friday, December 17, 1999 in her home. She was born July 18, 1951. Adele had worked an insurance adjuster. Survivors include: her husband, Connie Shelton, Springfield, formerly of Ozark; her parents, Martin and Polly Verburght, Kimberling City; a daughter, Regina Reeves, Fordland; a son, David Butler, Springfield; grandchildren; step children and step grandchildren; and a brother, Anthony Verburght, Springfield; her father and mother-in-law, W .L. and Evelyn Shelton, Ozark; nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, December 20, 1999 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark with the Reverend Joseph Fahl officiating. Burial was in McCoy Cemetery, Ozark.


Shelton, Alice L. “Allie” (Smith) 19 Oct 1885 - 15 Dec 1972  OH 28 Dec 1972 p14

[Note: Daughter of John E. & Dinah I. (Melton) Smith; married 9 Aug 1903 John Jarrett Shelton  24 Jul 1880 - 22 Dec 1924]

Mrs. Allie Shelton, 89, of 1324 West Walnut St. Springfield, died at the Cox Medical Center, following an operation for a broken hip on Dec. 15. Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 17th at the Ayre-Goodwin Chapel in Springfield, with the Rev. Robert Prentice officiating. Burial was in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Ozark. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Susie Hedgpeth of 1324 West Walnut, Springfield and one granddaughter, Donna Joan Caronla, one great granddaughter and two great, great grandchildren of Omaha, Nebr.


Shelton, Anna Martha (Bilyeu) 10 Oct 1886 - 26 Jul 1969 CCR 31 Jul 1969 p 12

[Note: Daughter of  Wiett & Edith Jane (Rose) Bilyeu; married  Ephraim D. Shelton 24 May 1876 - 1 Nov 1965]

A lifelong resident of the Ozark community, Mrs. Anna Shelton, 83, died at 6:45 a.m. Saturday in St. John’s Hospital at Springfield after a long illness. Mrs. Shelton, widow of the late E. D. Shelton, was a member of Prospect Baptist Church in Springfield. Survivors include four sons, Ward and Walter, both of Ozark, Wade, Sparta, and Wayne, Stockton; two daughters, Mrs. Edna Carpenter, Fordland and Mrs. Jewell Greene, Ozark; a sister, Mrs. Bird Clark, Ozark; 14 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren and 4 step great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday in the Harris Chapel with the Rev. Howard Blevins and the Rev. Connie Shelton officiating. Burial was in McCoy Cemetery, southeast of Ozark, under direction of Harris.


Shelton, Arthur B. 20 Jun 1899 - 21 May 1978 OH 25 May 1978 p6

SEYMOUR - Services for Arthur B. Shelton, 78, Seymour, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Clinkingbeard Chapel, Ava with the Rev. Roy Cantrell officiating. Burial was in White Creek Cemetery. Mr. Shelton died at 6:27 p.m. Sunday in Cox Medical Center, Springfield, after a short illness. He had worked in the timber industry. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Lois Street, Rogersville, Mrs. Jane Henderson, Springfield, Miss Sherrie Shelton, and Miss Susie Shelton, both of Seymour; four sons, Charles and Jerry, both of Seymour and Jerry and John, both of Lakin, Kan.; three brothers, Jess, Ava, Drew, state of Oregon and William, Evans; three sisters, Mrs. Effie Crapser, Nixa, Mrs. Alta Ripee, Mountain Grove and Mrs. Minnie Ripee, Ava and six grandchildren.


Shelton, Charles N. 2 Sep 1879 - 12 Feb 1968    CCR 15 Feb 1968 p4

[Note: Son of Millo & Sarah (  ) Shelton; married 8 Nov 1900 Mary Chambers Jan 1882 - 1906; married 22 Aug 1909 Ida May Chambers 30 Jan 1891 - 8 Dec 1984]

Charles N. Shelton, 88, Highlandville, died at 1:30 a.m. Monday in the Bilyeu  Nursing Home at Ozark after a short illness. Mr. Shelton, a retired farmer, was a lifelong resident of the Selmore and Highlandville communities. Survivors are his wife, Ida M.; two sons, Mack, Highlandville and Lester, Tucson, Ariz.; five daughters, Mrs. Eula Mae Shipman, Chadwick, Mrs. Callie Hammons and Mrs. Maggie Sample, both of Klamath Falls, Ore., Mrs. Jessie Montgomery, Moberly and Mrs. Pearl Brumley, Ozark; 20 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. Services were at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Highlandville Baptist church with the Revs. Thomas J. Bilyeu and Donald Mabe officiating. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark.


Shelton, Clarence Hubert 3 Mar 1894 - 14 Feb 1953 CCR 26 Feb 1953 p 8

[Note: Son of John R. & Rosa Emma (Cash) Shelton; married Jessie B. Wagoner]

Funeral services for Clarence Hubert Shelton, 59, life-long resident of Christian County, near Rogersville, were conducted Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 17, at the Chaffin Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark, with Rev. Floyd Hanks officiating. Interment was in the Weaver cemetery near Ozark under direction of Chaffin. Mr. Shelton was born March 3, 1894 near Ozark, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Shelton. Death came following a lingering illness at his home in the Smyrna community on Feb. 14, 1953. He was a former employee at the U. S. Medical Center in Springfield, but die to ill health was forced to retire from active work some five years ago. Surviving are his wife. Jessie of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Earnest Stevens of El Reno, Okla and Mrs. Bill McCurdy of Springfield; two grandchildren; two brothers, Harry Shelton of Ozark [sic - only one listed]; one sister, Mrs. Loyal Hanks of Ozark and a host of other relatives and friends.


Shelton, Clell Arthur 14 Nov 1921 - 28 Nov 1951  CCR 6 Dec 1951

[Note: Son of Charles N. & Ida Mary (Chambers) Shelton; married 8 Dec 1945 Clara Lee Roberts; widow married 11 Dec 1953 Gale Allen Clinton]

Clell Arthur Shelton, 30 year-old resident of the Shady Grove community, south of Sparta, was fatally injured in a tree felling accident on his father’s farm near Highlandville, Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 28. the accident occurred while Shelton and a brother were cutting timber and following the accident was rushed to O’Reilly hospital in Springfield in a Chaffin ambulance, but lived only a short time. He was born Nov. 14, 1921, at Highlandville, Mo., the son of Charles and Ida Shelton. He lived in Highlandville until he was called into service in World War II. He served with distinction as a member of the 16th Medical Depot Company in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes, Tunisia, and Sicily campaigns. For his meritorious service he was awarded six Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, for wounds received Dec. 26, 1944 in Belgium, and the Good Conduct Medal with Oak Leaf cluster. He received an honorable discharge on Oct. 2, 1945, after serving with the Armed Forces of his country for three years and four months. On Dec. 8, 1945, he was united in marriage to Clara Lee Roberts, and to this union two sons were born, Stanley, age 5, and Phillip, age 3. He was a member of the Highlandville Baptist church. He also belonged to the American Legion and V.F.W., having served as Service Officer of Local Post 6858 V.F.W. Surviving besides his wife and sons, are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shelton of Highlandville; five sisters, Mrs. Ella Shipman of Chadwick, Mrs. Callie Hammons and Mrs. Maggie Sample of Klamath Falls, OR, Mrs. Jesse Montgomery of Blackwell, OK, and Mrs. Pearl Maddox of Highlandville; three brothers, Lester of Independence, KS., Lloyd of Tulsa, OK., and Mack of Highlandville; a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Sparta Baptist church, with Rev. Harold Hurst officiating. Burial was in the Roberts cemetery near Sparta under direction of Chaffin of Ozark.


Shelton, E. Albert "Al" 26 Jan 1915 - 15 Sep 2005 SN-L 21 Sep 2005

[Note: Son of Levi & Ella (  ) Shelton; married 1937 Beulah Bridegroom ]

Al Shelton, age 90, died peacefully on Sept. 15, 2005. Al was born on Jan. 26, 1915, in Warrenton, Mo. He and his brother J.W. owned the Ford Dealership in Brunswick, Mo., then in Bolivar, Mo., during the late 1940's and 1950's. He and his family resided in Springfield, Mo., for several years, where he was engaged in Real Estate. He then retired to South Texas. He has lived with his wife in Nixa, Mo., for the past two and a half years. Al was preceded in death by his parents, Levi and Ella Shelton; his brother, J.W. Shelton; his daughter, Judith Shelton David; and his granddaughter, Jerri Anne Hill Morris. He is survived by Beulah Bridegroom Shelton, his wife of 68 years; his sister, Edna Lay of California; his two daughters, Nancy Hill and her husband, Jerry, of Kimberling City, Mo., and Marilynn Bilyeu and her husband, Richard, of Spokane, Mo.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, in Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield.


Shelton, Edna Ellen (Hannah) 27 Dec 1907 - 20 Sep 2000  CCH-N 27 Sep 2000

[Note: Daughter of Clarence Sylvester & Charity Catherine (Wheeler) Hannah; married Ward Arthur Shelton 30 Dec 1904 - 28 Oct 1971]

Edna Ellen Shelton, age 92, of Ozark, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2000 in Ozark Nursing and Care Center. She was born December 27, 1907, near the Selmore Community, the daughter of Clarence Sylvester and Charity Catherine Wheeler Hannah. She married Ward Arthur Shelton who preceded her in death in 1971. She was also preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters, Lola Bilyeu, Hugh Hannah, Lillie Bilyeu, Emma Daniels, Helen Gibson, Herbert Hannah, Alvin Hannah, and Clell Hannah. Mrs. Shelton was a member of Selmore Baptist Church. Survivors include: Three daughters, Eldorene Montgomery and Mary Noon, both of Ozark, and Charlene Aleshire, Nixa; a son, Arthur Gene Shelton, Springfield; seven grandchildren, Kathy Long, Cindy Stark, Melinda Shelton, David Noon, Lyndia Chaffin, Deborah Yarborough, and Ronna Hicklin; eight great-grandchildren; five great- great-grandchildren; two step grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Friday, September 22, 2000 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark with Rev. Max Edmondson and Rev. Robert Daniels officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Missouri or Selmore Baptist Church, in care of Adams Funeral Home, 504 W Walnut, Ozark.


Shelton, Edward Walter “Eddie” 1888 - 7 Aug 1966     CCR 11 Aug 1966 p1

[Note: Son of William Price & Eleanor “Ellen“ (Forgey) Shelton; married Tressie E. McGlothin 3 Mar 1904 - Sep 1990]

E. W. “Eddie” Shelton, 78, a resident of Nixa and Highlandville most of his life, died at 2 a.m. Sunday in the Mt. Vernon Sanatorium following a long illness. Funeral services were at 2 o’cloch Tuesday afternoon in Harris Chapel at Nixa with the Rev. Roscoe Harding officiating. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery. Mr. Shelton, a member of the Riverdale Baptist Church, is survived by his wife, Tressie, of the home in Nixa; three brothers, Jake, Albert & Bill, all of Springfield; and one sister, Mrs. Neta Pike, of St. Louis.


Shelton, Ephraim  D. 24 May 1876 - 1 Nov 1965   CCR 4 Nov 1965 p1

[Note: Son of Josiah T. & Fannie (Wadkins) Shelton; married Anna Martha Bilyeu 10 Oct 1886 - 26 Jul 1969]

E. D. Shelton, 89, a lifelong Christian County resident, died at 7:30 a.m. Monday in his home here after a lingering illness. A well-known retired farmer and well driller, he was a member of Prospect Baptist Church, near Ozark. He formerly taught in grade and music schools in communities surrounding Ozark. Surviving are his wife, Ann; four sons, Ward and Walter, both of Ozark, Wade, Sparta and Wayne, Stockton;  two daughters, Mrs. Edna Carpenter, Fordland and Mrs. Jewell Workman, Sparta; 14 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Harris Chapel in Ozark with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was in McCoy Cemetery southeast of Ozark.


Shelton, Eva E. (Henry) 21 Sep 1917 - 2 Mar 1986  OH 6 Mar 1986 p5

[Note: Daughter of Verniece B. & Lillie Ethel (Maples) Henry; married Mack Melvin Shelton 23 Jun 1917 - 2 Nov 2006]

Services for Eva E. Shelton, 68, Highlandville, were held March 5 in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Gary Phipps officiating. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery. Mrs. Shelton died March 2 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, following an illness of several months. A lifelong resident of Stone and Christian Counties, she attended the Highlandville Assembly of God Church. Survivors include her husband, Mack; her mother, Lillie Henry, Springfield; two sisters, Gladys Flood and Inez Wright, both of Highlandville; four brothers, V. Gene Henry, Springfield, Arnold and Herschel Henry, both of Highlandville and Willard Henry, Bellflower, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.


Shelton, Eva E. (Henry) 21 Sep 1917 - 2 Mar 1986  OH 13 Mar 1986 pB11

Note of Thanks

We wish to thank all our friends and neighbors for the cards, flowers, food and the Assembly of God Church and all other churches for their many prayers in the home and while in the  home and while in the hospital and many calls to our home and to Rev. Gary Phipps, Harris Funeral Home, singers, pianist and pall bearers for their services and all the loving care extended to us during the sickness and death of our loved one, Eva Shelton.  Mr. Mack Shelton, Mrs. Lillie Henry, Mrs. Gladys Flood, Mrs. Inez Wright, Mr. V. Gene Henry, Mr. Arnold Henry, Mr. Herschel Henry and Mr. Willard Henry.


Shelton, Fannie (Wadkins) 28 Jun 1845 - 20 Jan 1917 CCR 26 Jan 1917

[Note: Daughter of  John W. & Juda (Wadkins) Wadkins; married 13 Dec 1874 CCM Josiah T. “Seph” Shelton 9 Dec 1841 - 24 Jan 1910]

Mrs. Fannie Shelton died January 20, 1917 of tuberculosis, aged about 72 years. Funeral services were held Sunday the 21, with interment in the Prospect cemetery. Deceased was a widow of the late Seph Shelton.


Shelton, Gary R. 9 Jul 1936 - 28 Jan 2008 SN-L 30 Jan 2008 & AdamsFH & CCH-N 6 Feb 2008

[Note: married ? ;  married 3 Nov 2003 Nita Pate]

Gary R. Shelton, age 71, of Nixa, passed away Monday, January 28, 2008. He was born July 9, 1936, in Sullivan, Indiana. He joined the U.S. Air Force at a young age, serving four years. He then served his country for 20 years in the U.S. Army, retiring in 1978 as First Sergeant. He also was a civil service employee for 10 years. On November 3, 2003, he and Nita Pate were united in marriage. An Agent Orange victim, Gary fought kidney disease until the time of his death. He was a member of Union Hill Church of Christ. Survivors include: his wife, Nita; two daughters, Vickie Patterson and husband, Jimmy, Oklahoma, and Kelli Pate, Nixa; and three granddaughters, Ellen Pate, Jennifer Patterson and Angela Gayer. Funeral services will be 12:30 p.m. Thursday, January 31, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Steve Martin officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. Thursday until service time.


Shelton, Grace May (Fulk) 11 Dec 1892 - 29 Mar 1974

[Note: Daughter of William B. & Lizzie Valeria (Lutz) Fulk; married 9 Aug 1909 James Orval Shelton 18 Jan 1888 - 21 Aug 1967]

Funeral services for Mrs. Grace May Shelton, 81, Lebanon, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Holman Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Starnes officiating. Burial will be in Manley Cemetery, Springfield. Mrs. Shelton died at 10 p.m. Friday in Wallace Hospital, Lebanon, following a long illness. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Phillips, Springfield and Mrs. Wilma Nutter, Brice Star Route, Lebanon; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. Springfield Leader and Press, March 31 1974.


Shelton, Gracie (Smith) 18 Aug 1928 - 11 Mar 2006 SN-L 13 Mar 2006

[Note: Daughter of Lennie Buster & Elva (Shipman) Smith]

Gracie Shelton, age 77, of Ozark, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2006. She was born August 18, 1928, in Sparta, the daughter of Lennie Buster and Elva (Shipman) Smith. Gracie retired from Fasco Industries, and had previously worked at Ozark Treasures for several years. She loved being with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other family members, and made the best sugar cookies. She also enjoyed sewing. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Cindy Stark and husband, Lance, Nixa, and Mindy Shelton, Springfield; four grandchildren, Steven Long and wife, Cindy, Julie Girth, Jeremy Woods and wife, Jessica, and Angie Mullins and husband, Jeff; seven great-grandchildren, Zachary, Destanie, Reese, Olivia, C.J., Riley and Adam; a sister, Mary Kerr and husband, Stan, Branson; two brothers, Earl Smith and wife, Nancy, Springfield, and Junior Smith and wife, Ellen, Ada, Oklahoma; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy Long; a sister, Edith Wimsatt; two brothers, Robert and Bill Smith; and her parents. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will follow in Sparta Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home for viewing after 4 p.m. today.


Shelton, Harry V. 6 Oct 1898 - 20 Aug 1986 OH 28 Aug 1986 p3

[Note: Son of John R. & Rosa Emma (Cash) Shelton; married Adelaide]

Services for Harry V. Shelton, 87, Chandler, Arizona, formerly of Hartville, were held Friday, August 22 in Bueler Mortuary Chapel, Chandler. Burial was in Mesa City Cemetery. Mr. Shelton died August 20 in Chandler Community Hospital. He was a member of Hartville Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Adelaide;  one daughter, Joye Lyles, Tempe, Arizona; one son, Don, California; five grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Blanche Hanks, Ozark.


Shelton, Huba Thelma (Youngblood) 1 Dec 1916 - 2 Jan 1992  NN-E 9 Jan 1992

[Note: Daughter of Roscoe & Audrey (  ) Youngblood; married 19 Oct 1934 Wayne E. Shelton 28 Aug 1909 - 27 Jan 1986]

Huba Thelma Shelton, 75, Springfield, died Thursday in St. John's Regional Health Center. She was born Dec. 1, 1916 and was the daughter of Roscoe and Audry Youngblood. She lived in the Sparta and Ozark areas and attended school in Sparta. She had lived in Springfield for the past 20 years. On Oct. 19, 1934 she married Wayne E. Shelton, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Chris Allen Shelton. Survivors include a son, Gene Shelton and wife, Betty, Kansas City, Kan.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Rosalie and Jim Hyde Kansas City, Kan., and Carol and Jim Hale, Sparta; a brother, Nile Ladd, Rockaway Beach; seven grandchildren, Penny, Pam, Phyllis, Patty, Curtis, Jimmy and Kitty; 16 great-grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren. Services were held Sunday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Jimmy Hale officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.


Shelton, Ida Mae (Davis) 30 Jan 1891 - 8 Dec 1984  OH 13 Dec 1984 p8

[Note: Daughter of Wyatt B. “King“ & Selina (Harp) Davis; married 22 Aug 1909 CCM Charles Newton Shelton 2 Sep 1879 - 12 Feb 1968]

Services for Ida Shelton, 83, Highlandville, were held Dec. 11 in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery. Mrs. Shelton died Dec. 8 in Maranatha Village, Springfield, after a long illness. A lifelong resident of the Highlandville area, she was a member of Highlandville Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Mack, Highlandville; five daughters, Eula Shipman, Chadwick, Callie Hammond and Maggie Sample, both of Klamath Falls, Ore., Jessie Montgomery, Highlandville and Pearl Brumley, Ozark; 19 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.


Shelton,  Ida Mae (Davis) 30 Jan 1891 - 8 Dec 1984 OH 20 Dec 1984 pB10

Card of Thanks

We would like to thank all our neighbors and friends for the lovely flowers, food, phone calls and cards and the people that helped in other ways, also Rev. Howard Blevins, and Harris Funeral Home, Mrs. Carla Shelton, Mrs. Jewell Greene and Mrs. Freida Sweet, at the death of our mother.  Mark Shelton  Jessie Montgomery  Eulla Shipman  Pearl Brumley  Callie Hammond  Maggie Sample


Shelton, Jackie Joe 1925 - 6 Jul 1940 CCR 11 Jul 1940 p1

[Note: Son of Albert Ross &

Edith G. (?) Shelton]

A swim in the Linden bluehole on Finely river, six miles northeast of Ozark, resulted in the drowning last Saturday of Jackie Joe Shelton, 15-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert R. Shelton of Springfield. The lad went with a group of relatives and friends to the bluehole south of Linden bridge, a favorite fishing and swimming spot, for an all day outing. He went into deep water and was drowned before help could reach him. It was two hours before the body could be located. Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon in the Klingner Funeral Home, Springfield, and interment was in the Greenlawn cemetery. Besides his parents he is survived by three brothers, Roy, Ralph, and Albert, Jr., all of Springfield, and four sisters, Mrs. Gladys Scott of Grossett, AR, and Mrs. Doris Burch, Norma and Colleen Shelton, Springfield. Mrs. Lou Cook of Ozark is an aunt.


Shelton, James Orval 18 Jan 1888 - Sept 1967 SL-P 23 Sep 1967

[Note: Son of William & Loutisha (Perkins) Shelton; married 9 Aug 1909 Grace May Fulk 11 Dec 1892 - 29 Mar 1974]

Funeral services for James Orval Shelton, 79, who died Thursday at University of Missouri Medical Center in Columbia, will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in Palmer-Pickering Chapel with the Rev. Carlton Knight officiating and burial in Manley Cemetery near Springfield.  He is survived by his wife, Grace; two daughters, Mrs. Wilma Nutter, Lake Wales, Fla., and Mrs. Mildred Phillips, Lebanon; and one sister, Mrs. Laura Herndon, Springfield. (Springfield Leader-Press – 23 September 1967)


Shelton, John Jarrett 24 Jul 1880 - 22 Dec 1924 CCR 26 Dec 1924 p1

[Note: Son of  J. T. & Annie (Walker) Shelton; married  Alice L. "Allie" Smith 19 Oct 1885 - 15 Dec 1972]

Jarret J. Shelton, aged 41 years, 4 months and 28 days died at his home southeast of town, Monday, December 22, 1924, after a lingering illness. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. December 23rd, conducted by Rev. J. W. Alexander of Springfield, at the church and I.O.O.F. services at the cemetery with burial under the direction of t. b. Chaffin. Deceased leaves the widow and two children, one daughter and one son, and one brother, Dee Shelton.


Shelton, John Jarrett 24 Jul 1880 - 22 Dec 1924 CCR 2 Jan 1925 p1

Card of Thanks

We desire to thank our neighbors and friends for their help and kindness through the sickness and death of our loving husband, father and brother. We also thank the doctors and the I.O.O.F. for their untiring kindness and help during his sickness and death.  Mrs. Jarrett Shelton and children  Mrs. E. D. Shelton and family


Shelton, John Jarrett 24 Jul 1880 - 22 Dec 1924 CCR 25 Dec 1925 p1

In Memory

In loving memory of our dear husband and father, Jarrett J. Shelton who passed away one year ago today, December 22, 1924.  His soul is now anchored In the have of rest. Our darling father, The one we loved best. His life work is ended. We’ll se him here no more: We’ll miss his kindly smile, And never more on earth he’ll come Our sorrows to beguile. When evening shadows are falling, And we’re sitting all alone, In our hearts there comes a longing If father only could come home. Days that pass so sadly by At night we bid adieu For we know, dear father, We’re one day nearer to you. Sadly missed by wife and children.


Shelton, John Ross 13 Sep 1871 - 5 Dec 1934 CCR 13 Dec 1934 p1

[Note: Son of David C. & Francis (Guynn) Shelton; married 16 Mar 1893 Rose Emma Cash 23 Dec 1873 - 31 Aug 1947; Rose‘s obit says both buried Hopedale, but no stone for either]

John R. Shelton, aged 63years, died Wednesday night at 9:30 o’clock at his home near Rogersville following a major operation last week. He had every appearance of getting along nicely until just a short time before his death. He is survived by the widow and four children. Clarence and Ward and Mrs. Loyal Hanks, Ozark, and Harry of Springfield; also by two sisters and four brothers. As we go to press, funeral arrangements are incomplete awaiting word from relatives living at a distance. A more complete obituary will appear next week.


Shelton, John Ross 13 Sep 1871 - 5 Dec 1934 CCR 13 Dec 1934 p1

John Ross Shelton was born Sept. 13, 1871, the son of David and Francis Shelton and departed this life on Dec. 5,1934, aged 63 years, 2 months, and 20 days. He was married to Rose Cash on March 16, 1893. To this union were born five children, one of whom has preceded him in death. Besides the widow he is survived by three sons, Clarence, and Ward of Ozark, Harry of Springfield and one daughter, Mrs. Loyal Hanks, of Ozark, also four brothers, Vernon of Sand Point, Idaho, Ross and Jess of Chico, Calif., and Caleb of San Bernardino, Calif., and two sisters, Mrs. Mary McGinnis of San Diego, Calif., and Mrs. Francis Rice of Sacramento, Calif. And four grandchildren. He was converted at an age and joined the Prospect Baptist church. He later joined the Harmony Baptist church of which he was a member at the time of death. Besides his relatives he leaves a host of friends to mourn his departure. Funeral services were held at the Harmony Baptist church on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 1934, conducted by Rev. McReynolds, pastor, assisted by Brother Earl French, of Springfield. Burial was made in the Hopewell cemetery near Rogersville under the direction of the B.C. Klepper Funeral Home of Ozark.


Shelton, Lester Charles 29 Dec 1904 - 12 Feb 1972 CCR 2 Mar 1972 p8 & OH 2 Mar 1972 p6

[Note: Son of Charles Newton & Mary (Chalmers) Shelton; married 8 Sep 1932 Mary Jackson]

Lester Charles Shelton of Tucson, Ariz., a former resident of Highlandville, died Feb 12 at Tucson, Funeral services and burial were Feb. 17 at Tucson. Survivors include his wife, Mary; three daughters, Edna Mae Krause, Cedar Rapids, Iowa., Ira Ann Curtis, Bakersfield, Calif. and Marilyn Jane Whiting, Tucson; two sons, Ronald Lee Shelton, Bakersfield and William Eugene Shelton, Tucson; 11 grandchildren; his step-mother, Mrs. Ida Shelton, Highlandville; a sister, Mrs. Eula Mae Shipman, Chadwick; four half-sisters, Mrs. Callie Hammond and Mrs. Maggie Sample, Klamath Falls, Ore., Mrs. Jessie Montgomery, Moberly and Mrs. Pearl Brumley, Ozark and a half-brother, Mack Shelton, Highlandville.


Shelton, Lloyd W. 18 Jul 1910 - 18 Nov 1966     CCR 24 Nov 1966 p1

[Note: Son of Charles Newton & Ida Mae (Davis) Shelton; married Leda]

Funeral services for Lloyd W. Shelton, 56, who died at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 at Doctor’s Memorial Hospital, Tulsa, were at 10 a.m. Monday at Moore Greenlawn Chapel at Tulsa. Graveside services were at 4 p.m. Monday in the Highlandville Cemetery with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. There were Masonic rites at graveside. Shelton, who had lived for 30 years at Tulsa and was employed by Standard Oil Company there, was a former resident of Highlandville. He was a member of the Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Leda; two daughters, Mrs. Patricia Lipe, Tulsa and Miss Judy Shelton of the home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Shelton, Highlandville; two brothers, Lester, Tucson, Ariz, and Mack, Highlandville; five sisters, Mrs. Eula Shipman, Chadwick, Mrs. Callie Hammons, and Mrs. Maggie Sample, both of Klamath Falls, Ore., Mrs. Jesse Montgomery, Moberly and Mrs. Pearl Brumley, Ozark.


Shelton, Mack Melvin 23 Jun 1917 - 2 Nov 2006 SN-L 4 Nov 2006

[Note: Son of Charles Newton & Ida Mae (Davis) Shelton; married Eva E. Henry 21 Sep 1917 - 2 Mar 1986; married 1988 Mary Beatrice Maples 7 May 1918 - 5 Dec 2004  m/1 Bishop]

Mack Melvin Shelton, age 89, of Highlandville, passed away Thursday, November 2, 2006, in his home. He was born June 23, 1917, in Highlandville, the son of Charlie and Ida Mae (Davis) Shelton. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps. Mr. Shelton was a farmer, and lived throughout his life in Highlandville. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church, Spokane. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Eva Henry, his second wife, Beatrice Bishop, four brothers, Lester, Lonnie, Loyd and Clell Shelton, and two sisters, Eula Shipman, and Maggie Sample. Survivors include: three sisters, Jessie Blevins and Pearl Brumley, both of Ozark, and Callie Hammond, Klamath Falls, Oregon; a sister-in-law, Clara Lee Clinton; nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor James Mohler officiating. Burial will be in Highlandville Cemetery Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home.


Shelton, Mary (Chambers) 15 Jan 1883  - 23 Jul 1907 CCR 15 Aug 1907

[Note: Daughter of  Harvey Ebben "Harry" & Nancy Ann (Shipman) Chambers; married 9 Nov 1900  Charles Newton Shelton 2 Sep 1879 - 12 Feb 1968 who m 1909 Ida Mae Davis; tombstone gives 1882 - 1906 lifespan]

On July 13, 1907, God in his infinite wisdom, saw proper to pluck from this earth to heaven. Sister Mary Shelton of Highlandville, Mo. She had a great victory over death and made arrangements for funeral services, wrote her own obituary which follows: Mary Shelton was born January 15, 1883, was married to Charley Shelton Nov. 8, 1900, joined the first Baptist church at Highlandville the first Sunday in June 1904, was baptized the first Sunday in July 2906, never having regretted the day that I turned to my Savior for peace and comfort, Songs, Death is only a Dream and Just Over in Sun Bright clime. Her Christian Character and church life was spotless as snow. May God bless the bereaved and save the husband and three little children is our prayer.   Henry Sasser


Shelton, Mary Beatrice (Maples) Bishop 7 May 1918 - 5 Dec 2004   SN-L 7 Dec 2004

[Note: Daughter of George & Naomi (Brown) Maples; married Robert Earl Bishop 17 Apr 1916 - 23 Dec 1983; married 1988 Mack Melvin Shelton 23 Jun 1917 - 2  Nov 2006]

Mary Bishop Shelton, age 86, of Highlandville, passed away Sunday, December 5, 2004, in Christian Healthcare of Springfield West. She was born May 7, 1918, the daughter of George and Naomi (Brown) Maples in Grove, Oklahoma. Mary was a homemaker and also was employed more than 20 years at JJ Newberry. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church of Spokane. Survivors include her husband of the past 16 years, Mack, Highlandville; her son, George Bishop and wife, Bonnie, Highlandville; her daughter, Shirley Noyes and husband Don, Highlandville; four grandchildren, Russell and Timothy Bishop, and Janice Evans and Robert Case; nine great-grandchildren, Brittney, Hunter and Courtney Bishop, Christian, Kyle and Jared Evans, and Nicole, Natalie and Daniel Case; several step grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Norma Jean Maples, Strafford, and Eula Bishop, Highlandville; and a host of nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents; her first husband, Robert Earl Bishop; and her brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 8 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with George Bishop officiating. Burial will be in Highlandville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home.


Shelton, Matt D. 6 Jun 1886 - 7 May 1962      CCR 10 May 1962 p4

[Note: Son of  Martin & Elizabeth (Kelley) Shelton; married  Paralee Tillman 16 Dec 1890 - Apr 1978]

Funeral services for Matt D. Shelton, 75, a lifelong resident of the Hopedale community north of Ozark, who died at 1 a.m. Monday at Springfield Baptist Hospital after a long illness, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Chaffin Chapel at Ozark. Burial was in Weaver Cemetery under direction of Chaffin & Son. He was a retired farmer and stockman and a member of Ozark Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Paralee Shelton of the home.


Shelton, Paralee (Tillman) 16 Dec 1890 - Apr 1978 OH 27 Apr 1978 p14

[Note: married 1908 Matt D. Shelton 6 Jun 1886 - 7 May 1962]

OZARK - services for Mrs. Paralee Shelton, 86, Route 2, Ozark, were at 2 p.m. Saturday in Harris Chapel with James Baysinger officiating. Burial was in Weaver Cemetery. Mrs. Shelton died at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday in her home in Fremont Manor, Springfield.


Shelton, Phillip Gregory 19 Dec 1974 - 31 Dec 1992 OH 6 Jan 1993

[Note: Son of Phil & Betty (Scaggs) Shelton]

Phillip Gregory Shelton, 18, Harrison, AR, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1992 at his home. He was born Dec. 19, 1974 in Springfield and had lived in Greenfield before moving to Harrison 10 years ago. He attended Harrison High School. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Clell A. Shelton; his maternal grandmother, Florence Scaggs; and a brother, Shannon Lemon. Survivors include his mother, Betty Shelton, Harrison; his father, Phil Shelton, Ozark; two brothers, Jeffery Shelton, Springfield, and Luke James Shelton, Ozark; three sisters, Kelly Turbyfill and Michelle Carlton, both of Harrison, and Lacey Shelton, Ozark; paternal grandparents, Gale and Clara Lee Clinton, Ozark; maternal grandfather, Jack Scaggs, Harrison; aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives. Services were held Saturday, Jan. 2, in the First Christian Church, Harrison, with Dr. Edward L. Johnson officiating. Burial was in Omaha Methodist Church under the direction of Christeson Funeral Home, Harrison. Memorial contributions may be made to Harrison High School, c/o Coach Tommy Tice, 925 Goblin Drive, Harrison, AR 72601.


Shelton, Rebecca “Becky” (Park) Beadles 1 Apr 1919 - 9 Feb 2008 SN-L 11 Feb 2008 & SN-L 12 Feb 2008 & CCH-N 13 Feb 2008

[Note: Daughter of Paul & Susie (Martin) Park; married 1944 Asa Beadles; married 1960 Edgar Shelton]

Rebecca "Becky” Shelton, age 88, of Ozark, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2008, in her home surrounded by her family. She was born April 1, 1919, in Dixon, Tenn., the only child of Paul and Susie (Martin) Park. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She was married to Asa Beadles in 1944, and together they had two children, Sandy and Tom. They resided in Paducah, Ky. and Mounds, Ill. Mr. Beadles preceded her in death. Among her occupations Becky was a bookkeeper and resort owner. She taught synchronized swimming, and in the mid 1950s received her pilot's license. She loved to dance and play golf. While in her 50s, she enjoyed riding her motorcycle. In 1960, she and Edgar Shelton were married and they resided at their resort on Bull Shoals Lake. He also preceded her in death. Becky challenged herself whenever possible, and learned to use a computer at age 75. Even recently she continued making family trips to Las Vegas, and Tunica. Survivors include her two children and their spouses, Sandy and Casey Moya, Fremont Hills and Tom and Margie Beadles, Ozark; three grandchildren, Karen Rebecca Talbott and husband, Patrick, Columbia, Kim Kraus and husband, Earl, Columbia and Lauren Beadles, Springfield; and three great-grandchildren, Asa Talbott, Adeline Rebecca Kraus and Alexander Kraus. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 13, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will follow in Selmore Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.


Shelton, Rose Emma (Cash) 23 Dec 1873 - 31 Aug 1947  CCR 4 Sep 1947 p1

[Note: Daughter of Job & Mary A. (Caskey) Cash; married 16 Mar 1893 John Ross Shelton 13 Sep 1871 - 5 Dec 1934 ; neither grave has legible tombstone in Hopedale Cemetery]

Rose Emma Cash was born Dec. 23, 1873, and passed away at her home in Ozark on Aug. 31, 1947, following an illness of several weeks, at the age of 74 years, 8 months, and 8 days. In 1883 she was married to John Shelton and to this union five children were born. One son preceded her in death. Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Blanche Hanks of Ozark, and three sons, Clarence Shelton of Springfield, Harry Shelton of Hartville, and Ward Shelton of Ozark. A sister, Mrs. S.L. Bilyeu, also survives, besides seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. In girlhood, she united with the Harmony Baptist church, near Rogersville, later moving her membership to the Ozark Baptist church. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Chaffin Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Floyd Hanks of Springfield and Rev. Bonnie Ward of Ozark. Burial was in Hopedale cemetery, beside her husband, under direction of T.B. Chaffin.


Shelton, Sanford 14 May 1910 - 23 Mar 1932 CCR 31 Mar 1932 p1

[Note: Son of John Jarrett & Alice L. "Allie" (Smith) Shelton; married ?; name on tombstone & mortuary record Sanford; Stanford in obit]

Stanford Shelton passed away March 23, 1932, at Omaha, Neb., at the age of 21 years,11 months and 9 days. He was converted and baptized in the Baptist church at the age of 11 years and renewed about six weeks ago. He died of pneumonia after an illness of only three days. He is survived by his wife and baby daughter, his mother, Mrs. Allie Shelton, and sister, Mrs. Susie Hedgpeth. He was in the U.S. Army and was mustered out a little over two years ago. Funeral services were held March 28 at 3:30 p.m. in the Ozark Baptist church by Rev. B.O. Womble with burial in the I.O.O.F cemetery under the direction of T.B. Chaffin.


Shelton, Sarah Elizabeth (Kelley) 27 Mar 1844 - 17 Apr 1925 CCR 24 Apr 1925

[Note: Daughter of Sam & Della (Rowden) Kelley, married Martin Shelton; mother of Matt D. Shelton 6 Jun 1886 - 7 May 1962]

Mrs. Sarah E. Shelton, aged 81 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Rogers, 12 miles north of Springfield, early Friday morning, April 17, 1925. The body was brought to Ozark by the Ozark Undertaking Co. ambulance and prepared for burial. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. at the Dodson cemetery north of Ozark, conducted by Rev. A. S. Hanks. The deceased leaves two daughters, Mrs. Woods and Mrs. Rogers, living north of Springfield and Mat Shelton, a son, of Ozark.


Shelton, Tressie E. (McGlothin) 3 Mar 1904 - Sep 1990

[Note: Daughter of William A. & Susan E. “Susie“ (Davis) McGlothin; married 1 Aug 1937 Edward Walter “Eddie“ Shelton 1888 - 7 Aug 1966]

Nixa: Tressie Shelton, 86, Nixa, died at 11:53 a.m. Thursday in St. John's Regional Health Center. She was born March 3, 1904, in Highlandville, Mo, to William and Susan McGlothin, She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Shelton. She is survived by two nieces, Flora Manary, Bois D'Arc and Edna Mae Trigg, Papua, New Guina; and two nephews, Howard Eugene Bolin, Marshfield and J.C. Bolin, Brighton. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today in Harris Colonial Chapel, Nixa, with the Rev. Bob Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Highlandville Cemetery This is from a Springfield Newspaper and the collection of Mary Jane Arterberry. Submitted by: Fran Kyker.


Shelton, Tressie Florence (Wasson) 6 Jun 1884 - 20 Aug 1955     CCR 25 Aug 1955 p2

[Note: Daughter of William Asbury & Ellen Parthenia “Ellie” (Estes) Wasson; married 2 Sep 1908 William T. Shelton 6 Dec 1882 - 11 Mar 1965]

Funeral services for Mrs. Tressie F. Shelton, 71, who died Saturday, August 20, were held Tuesday afternoon at the Nixa Christian Church with Rev. Fred Jackman and Rev. Ivan Potts officiating. Burial was in Delaware Cemetery under direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Nixa. Mrs. Shelton was a native of the Nixa community and lived near there all her life until moving to a farm home near Republic five years ago. She was a member of the Nixa Christian Church. Survivors include her husband, W. T. Shelton; one son, Wallace B. Shelton, of the home, route 1, Brookline; two daughters, Mrs. John Carlson of Republic and Mrs. Allen Poage of El  Paso, Texas; five grandchildren, five brothers; Ralph Wasson of Garden City, Kan., Charles Wasson of Guymon, Okla., Otto Wasson of Yates Center, Kan., Milton Wasson of Nixa, and Joseph Wasson of Bowie, Ariz.; three sisters, Mrs. Ercell Wallace and Mrs. Lorene Fleming of Visalia, Calif and Mrs. Frances Fitzgerald of Liberal, Kan.

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