Shelton, Wade Robert, d. 1973 - Shipman, Allie F., d. 1971


Shelton, Wade Robert “Bob” 30 Nov 1906 - 12 Apr 1973  OH 19 Apr 1973 p13

[Note: Son of  Ephriam D. & Anna Martha (Bilyeu) Shelton; married Mable ]

Funeral services for Wade R. “Bob” Shelton, 66, of Kirbyville, were held at 2 p.m. last Saturday in the Harris Chapel in Ozark with the Rev. Clifford Day officiating. Burial was in McCoy Cemetery. A former longtime resident of Sparta and Ozark, where he was a farmer, he moved to Kirbyville in 1971. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church southeast of Ozark. He is survived by his wife, Mable; one daughter, Anna Louise of Kansas City; one sons, Robert W. of San Francisco; two brothers, Wayne of Springfield and Walter of Ozark; two sisters, Mrs. Edna Carpenter, of Fordland and Mrs. Jewell Greene of Sparta; three grandchildren.


Shelton, Walter  L. "Connie" 14 Sep 1914 - 11 Apr 2001  CCH-N 25 Apr 2001

[Note: Son of  Ephraim D. & Anna Martha (Bilyeu) Shelton; married 22 Feb 1936 Evelyn Wisner 1917 - ?]

W . L. "Connie" Shelton, 86, Ozark, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2001 in his home. He was born Sept. 17, 1914 in Ozark, the son of E.D. and Annie (Bilyeu) Shelton. On Feb. 22, 1936 he and Evelyn Wisner were married. Mr. Shelton owned and operated a heavy equipment company before retirement. He was a member of Sparta Masonic Lodge #296 A.F.&A.M., Abou Ben Adhem Temple, Scottish Rite and all other Masonic bodies. He was also a member of Ozark Easter Star Chapter #98. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley Melton, four brothers, a sister and his parents. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn; a son, Connie Lee Shelton, Galena; five grandchildren, Shawn Shelton, Chicago, Ill., Leanne Shelton, Ozark, Lyn Shelton, N.Y., Seth Shelton and Simeon Shelton, both of Springfield; two great-grandsons, Cameron and Triston Shelton; a sister, Jewell Greene, Sparta; nieces and nephews. Funeral services were April 14 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Hosea Bilyeu officiating. Burial and a Masonic service followed in McCoy Cemetery, Ozark.


Shelton, Walter L. “Connie” 17 Sep 1914 - 11 Apr 2001 OH 27 Feb 1986 p8


Shelton, Evelyn (Wisner) 1917 - ? OH 27 Feb 1986 p8

[Note: Daughter of Henry Oscar & Nona Ann (McCafferty) Wisner; married Walter L. “Connie” Shelton]

Sheltons Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. W. L. (Connie) Shelton were honored on their 50th wedding anniversary with a family party given by their daughter, Shirley and his two nieces and husbands, Mr. and Mrs. Val Montgomery and Mr. and Mrs. Gail Noon. The evening started with dinner at the Iron Skillet Cafe and the group then went to the Montgomery home where the table was decorated with a lace tablecloth with a center piece of yellow roses adorned by candles and anniversary cake. The following were in attendance besides the host, hostess and honorees: Mr. and Mrs. Barney Wisner, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Conn, Nixa; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Shelton, Springfield; Mr. and Mrs. Dewit Carpenter, Mr. and Mrs. George Dyer, Fordland; Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Townsend, Kirbyville; Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Greene, Sparta; Miss June Hedgpeth, Nixa, Mrs. Edna Shelton, Mrs. Kathy Long, and Master Cory Chaffin, Ozark and Joel Chaffin. W. L. (Connie) Shelton and Evelyn Wisner were married February 22, 1936 by the late Lynn Swadley. They have two children, Shirley Melton of Kansas City and Connie Lee Shelton of Denham Springs, Louisiana and five grandchildren, all of Denham Springs.


Shelton, Ward Arthur 30 Dec 1904 - 28 Oct 1971 CCR 4 Nov 1971 p1

[Note: Son of  John Ross & Rose Emma (Cash) Shelton; married  25 Dec 1925 Edna Ellen Hannah 27 Dec 1907 - 20 Sep 2000]

Ward A. Shelton, 66, lifelong resident of Ozark, died at 5:18 p.m. Thursday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, after being a patient there 12 days. He was a member of the Selmore Baptist Church. where he was a deacon. Mr. Shelton was owner of W. A. Shelton and Son, Inc. Well Drilling of Ozark. He is survived by one son, Arthur Gene Shelton of Springfield; three daughters, Mrs. Eldorene Montgomery, Ozark, Mrs. Mary Lou Noon, Ozark, and Mrs. Charlene Aleshire, Nixa; three brothers, Wade Shelton of Forsyth, Wayne Shelton of Strafford and Walter Shelton of Ozark; two sisters, Mrs. Edna Carpenter, Fordland and Mrs. Jewell Greene, Ozark; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Sunday at Harris Chapel, Ozark with the Revs. Arthur Page and Max Edmondson officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery.


Shelton, Wayne E. 28 Aug 1909 - 27 Jan 1986 OH 30 Jan 1986 p4

[Note: Son of Ephraim D. & Anna Martha (Bilyeu) Shelton; married 19 Oct 1934 CCM Huba T. Youngblood 1 Dec 1916 - 2 Jan 1992]

Services for Wayne E. Shelton, 76, Springfield, will be held Thursday, Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. at Adams Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Hale officiating. Burial will be in Sparta Cemetery. Mr. Shelton died Jan. 27 in his home. He was born and raised in Ozark and attended Ozark schools. He was  heavy equipment operator in well drilling and road construction, and had lived in Springfield the past 13 years. He attended West Atlantic Street Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Huba; one son, Gene Shelton, Kansas City, Kan.; two daughters, Rose Hyde, Kansas City, Kan. and Carol Hale, Sparta; one brother, Walter “Connie” Shelton, Ozark; two sisters, Edna Carpenter, Fordland and Jewell Greene, Sparta; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.


Shelton, Wayne E. 28 Aug 1909 - 27 Jan 1986 OH 6 Feb 1986 pB9

Card of Thanks

The family of Wayne Shelton would like to show their appreciation to family and friends for their cards, flowers, food and prayers during the loss of our loved one. A special thanks to Pastor Jimmy Hale and the Mound Quarter. May God bless you all. Mrs. Huba Shelton  Mr. and Mrs. Gene Shelton  Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hyde  Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hale   41tp


Shelton, William H. 26 Jul 1837 - 10 Jun 1927

[Note: Son of Peter F. & Permelia J. (  ) Shelton; married Louticia Jane Perkins 15 Jul 1847 - 19 Jan 1916]

Funeral services for W. H. Shelton, 90 years old, who died Thursday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H. W. Herndon, 759 South Grant avenue, will be held at 1 o’clock this afternoon at the First Baptist church at Battlefield, Mo., with burial in Manley Cemetery under direction of W. L. Starne(sp?), undertaker.  Daily News, October 9, 1927.


Shelton, William J. 25 Aug 1887 - 27 Aug 1979 OH 6 Sep 1979 p8

Services for William J. Shelton, 93, Norwood, brother of Effie Crapser, Nixa, were held Aug. 30 in Ava with burial in Loftin Cemetery. He died Aug. 27 in Cox Medical Center and was a World War I veteran.


Shelton, William T. 6 Dec 1882 - 11 Mar 1965

[Note: Son of Theadore S. & Rosanna (Griffen) Shelton; married 2 Sep 1908 Tressie Florence Wasson 6 Jun 1884 - 20 Aug 1955]

William T. Shelton, 83, Rt. 1, Brookline, died last Thursday in Burge-Protestant Hospital at Springfield.  He was a retired farmer.  Survivors include a son, Wallace, Route 1, Brookline; two daughters, Mrs. Edith Carlson, Republic, and Mrs. Katy Lee Poage, El Paso, Tex.; and five grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Saturday in Cantrell Chapel at Republic with the Rev. Rex Mooneyham officiating.  Burial was in Delaware Cemetery.

Note: This clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner has a handwritten date of 18  March 1965 in the margin.


Shepard, Benjamin L. Jan 1843 - 29 Sep 1918 CCR 4 Oct 1918 p1

[Note: Son of ? & Elizabeth (Melton) Shepard; raised by grandparents Jacob & Lucy (Mathews) Melton; married Mary Ann Kessinger 3 Mar 1846 - 24 Sep 1898; married Margaret McGaugle m/1 Warren;pension record from Civil War says he was born in Alabama; but he did live in early childhood in Cannon County, Tennessee not far from Nashville; MO DC says born Lawrence Co TN, but also gives name as Richard F. Shepard - matching Benjamin‘s lifespan and mother‘s name]

After a lingering illness extending over a period of several years, B. L. Shepard, an old resident and civil war veteran died at his home in Ozark at 4:40 p.m. Sunday September 29, aged 75 years, 8 months and 11 days. Funeral services were held at the Christian church Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock conducted by Rev. Glanville of the Presbyterian church, with interment in the city cemetery. The deceased was born in Nashville, Tenn, and came to this county when only three years old, the family settling near Linden. He was married in 1863 to which union nine children were born, six of whom survive him and who were all present at the funeral, though none of them are now living here; all residing in or near Tulsa, Okla. except one who lived in St. Louis. They are Mrs. Ann Fray, Mrs. Mary O’Brien, Mrs. Bessie Smith, Dr. Tom Shepard, Ellis and Charley Shepard. His first wife died in 1898 and he was again married in 1900 to Mrs. Margaret  Warren who survives him. Mr. Shepard had long been a contributing member of Finley Lodge I.O.O.F. having joined the order on February 3, 1877.


Shepard, Dinah Lyn 6 May 1954 - 16 Aug 2002  CCH-N 4 Sep 2002

[Note: Daughter of  Revs. G. L. & Vivian (Hughes) Shepard]

Dinah Lyn Shepard, 48, Ozark, died Aug. 16, 2002, in her home, following a courageous battle with breast cancer. Shepard was born May 6, 1954, in Greenfield, to Rev G.L. Shepard and Rev. Vivian (Hughes) Shepard. After graduating from Greenfield High School she attended Central Bible College in Springfield. Shepard taught children in the Children's Crusade Program. She also learned to sign. She was a member of Sparta Assembly of God Church where she taught the youth to sign. She enjoyed music and was a musician and singer. Shepard's professional life prompted her to start the first mobile dog grooming business in the Springfield area. After her successful pet business, she founded Dinah's Kitchen Sweet Hot Pickles and Relishes. She was preceded in death by her mother. Shepard is survived by her father Rev. G.L. Shepard of Ozark; two brothers Danny Shepard and wife Pat of York, Maine, and Joel Shepard and wife Pat of Greenfield; one sister Sharon Rust and husband Clancy of Kansas City; and her special friend and companion Susan Keene of Ozark. Funeral services were Aug. 19, 2002, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Darrell Mead officiating. Burial followed in Greenfield Cemetery, Greenfield.


Shepard, Dinah Lyn 6 May 1954 - 16 Aug 2002

Dinah Lyn Shepard, 48, Ozark, passed away at 5 a.m. Friday, August 16, 2002 in her home, following a courageous battle with breast cancer. Dinah was born May 6, 1954 in Greenfield, Mo. to Rev. G.L. Shepard and Rev. Vivian (Hughes) Shepard. After graduating from Greenfield High School, she attended Central Bible College in Springfield. Dinah was a gifted teacher and taught children in the Children’s Crusade Program. She also learned to sign and brought pleasure to music lovers by her ability to sign. Dinah was a member of Sparta Assembly of God Church where she taught the youth to sign. She enjoyed music and was a very accomplished musician and singer. Dinah’s professional life prompted her to start the first mobile dog grooming business in the Springfield area. After her successful pet business, she had another winner with the founding of Dinah’s Kitchen Sweet Hot Pickles and Relishes. Dinah has gone to a place with no pain and suffering and will be sadly missed by all those whose lives she touched. Her love of living and friends made her darkest days full of joy. The companionship of a host of loved ones never went a day without calling, stopping to visit or sending cards. She has always been an inspiration to all those she met and the world mourns today for her passing. Words cannot describe the void left in this world without her, but we have peace knowing she is smiling down on everyone who loved her. She was preceded in death by her mother. Dinah is survived by her father, Rev. G.L. Shepard of Ozark; two brothers, Danny Shepard and wife Pat of York, Maine, and Joel Shepard and wife Pat of Greenfield, Mo.; one sister, Sharon Rust and husband Clancy of Kansas City, Mo.; and her special friend and companion, Susan Keene of Ozark. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, August 19, 2002 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Darrell Mead officiating. Burial will follow in Greenfield Cemetery, Greenfield, Mo. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Dinah requested donations to be made in her memory to the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks, 330 N. Jefferson, Springfield, MO 65806. Springfield News-Leader, August 20, 2002.


Shepard, Dorothy "Lucky" (Shepard) Madrzykowski 13 Jun 1941 -2 Apr 2005   SN-L 5 Apr 2005

[Note: Daughter of George & Gladys Shepard; married ? Madrzykowski]

Dorothy "Lucky" Shepard passed away peacefully in her home, Saturday, April 2, 2005. She lived in Republic for several years before moving to Texas, and returned later to live with her daughter in Clever. Lucky will be remembered mostly for her wonderful sense of humor, and the color she brought to all of our lives. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Gladys Shepard, and two sisters, Georgene Lasso and Eileen Cardwell. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Cheryl and John Messina, Murrieta, Calif., Rob and Melissa Madrzykowski, Republic, Mo., Jim and Belkis Madrzykowski, Cypress, Texas, and Shannon and Chris Noe, Clever, Mo.; five grandchildren, Adam, Jacob, Jennifer, Brett and Valerie; a brother, John Shepard, Roy, Utah; a sister, Judy Vice, Sparks, Nev.; other relatives, and many friends. Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2005, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, with Pastor Don Washam officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Shepard, Gearold  “G. L.” 27 Jul 1917 - 20 Jan 2003  CCH-N 29 Jan 2003

[Note: Son of Albert McKinley & Sarah Jane (Asher) Shepard; married 25 May 1940 Vivian Hughes 17 May 1921 - 4 Feb 1998]

The Rev. Gearold (G. L.) Shepard, 85, died Jan. 20, 2003, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. Shepard was born July 27, 1917, in Cassville, the second of five children born to Albert McKinley and Sarah Jane (Asher) Shepard. On May 25, 1940, he was united in marriage to Vivian Hughes and the union bore four children. Shepard was a carpenter by trade, a part-time deputy sheriff, and an evangelist. Because of his ministry and obedience to God he was a pioneer minister who started and established churches throughout the Southern Missouri District. He and his wife and family crossed the country from coast to coast, sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. Blessed and empowered by the Lord he became an ordained minister of the Assemblies of God on April 13, 1953. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, the Rev. Vivian Shepard; his daughter, Dina Lynn Shepard; both of his parents; brother Thomas Shepard; and sister Betty Adams. Shepard is survived by his daughter Sharon Rust and husband Clancy, Kansas City; two sons, Joel Shepard and wife Pat, Greenfield, and Danny Shepard and wife Pat, York, Maine; brother Charles Shepard, Canon City, Colo.; sister Clista Larrabee, Yuma, Ariz.; two sisters-in-law, Beverly Walker, St. Louis, and Evelyn Hoover, Pennsylvania; eight grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; other relatives and many loving friends. The Shepard family would like to express a special thanks to the Pastor Darrell Mead of Sparta Assembly of God for his loving attendance when Shepard needed him; Dr. Baron, who was able to give the family almost eight more years of memories; the nursing staff and attendants at Cox South, both 400 West Cardiac Care and ICU; Toni Brittain and Sheila Watson, who were able to care for Shepard when the family could not be there; and especially to Uncle Charles for his tender loving care over the past 10 months. Services were held at 1 p.m. Jan. 22, in Barnes Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Darrell Mead officiating. Burial was in Greenfield Cemetery, Greenfield.


Shepard, Mary E. (Bracken) died 26 Jan 1906 CCR 11 Feb 1906

[Note: married 13 Jul 1890 Dr. Thomas E. Shepard 1869 - Mar 1942]

Tulsa, I. T., January 26. - Mrs. T. E. Shepard, wife of Dr. Shepard, one of the best known clubwoman of the territory, died this afternoon of consumption, after an illness of five months - Globe-Democrat   Mrs. Shepard was formerly a resident of Ozark and has many friends here who regret to hear of her death.


Shepard, Thomas E., Dr. 1869 - Mar 1942 CCR 5 Mar 1942 p3

[Note: Son of Benjamin L. & Mary Ann (Kessinger) Shepard; married 13 Jul 1890 Mary E. Bracken ? - 26 Jan 1906 ; spelling from censuses, marriages and tombstones varies from obit]

Mr. R. Logan received a telegram Monday stating the death that morning of Dr. Thomas E. Shephard, 73, of Tulsa. Dr. Shephard was born and reared at Ozark, the son of Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Shephard. He owned and operated a barber shop for several years, later creating a desire to be a doctor and started his medical course at the age of 30, later locating at Tulsa where he practiced for many years. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at Tulsa.


Shepard, W. M. 1866 - 3 Oct 1944 CCR 12 Oct 1944 p1

W.M. Shepard, 68, former resident of Sparta, died at his home in Clarksville, Iowa, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 1944. He had been bedfast for the past seven months following a stroke. Mr. Shepard was a Spanish American War veteran, having served his country in the Philippines, on Bataan and Corregidor. He was widely known in the Sparta vicinity because of his vitality in spite of his physical handicaps. He suffered the loss of his legs many years ago and was dependent upon a wheelchair for movement. Mr. Shepard was an ardent spokesman and was a well known figure at the wrestling matches in Springfield. Funeral services were conducted in Clarksville with burial in Lynnwood Cemetery with military honors.


Shepherd, Stella M. 22 May 1885 - 7 Jun 1985 OH 13 Jun 1985 p9

Stella M. Shepherd, 100, Nixa, died June 7 in Ozark Nursing and Care Center, Ozark. Mrs. Shepherd formerly lived in Eldon and Miller County. Survivors include a daughter, Georgia Shirkey, Nixa; and a stepdaughter, Helen Ossa, New York. No services were held. The body was cremated at Greenlawn Crematory under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home South, Springfield.


Shepherd, Stella M. 22 May 1885 - 7 Jun 1985 OH 30 May 1985 pB11

Card of Thanks

I want to thank everyone, all the staff and employees of Ozark Nursing and Care Center that sent flowers and cards to my mother, Stella Shepherd   Georgia Shirkey  20-1tc


Shepherd, Virginia A. (Pennington) 26 Jul 1917 - 3 Jan 2004 SN-L 5 Jan 2004

[Note: Daughter of Buel & Mollie (  ) Pennington; married Robert G. Shepherd]

Virginia A. (Pennington) Shepherd, 86, Springfield, passed away January 3, 2004 in the Ozark Nursing and Care Center. She was born July 26, 1917 in Wichita, Okla. to Buel and Mollie Pennington. Anyone who knew her knows how much she loved to travel, and now she made her ultimate trip to Heaven. She was married to Robert G. Shepherd and jointly owned and operated an office supply business in Gary, Ind. until they retired to Springfield in 1973. She was a member of Jefferson Ave. Baptist Church. She was loved and will be missed by many. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Grant Shepherd, her parents Buel and Mollie Pennington, and her brother Basil Pennington. She is survived by her niece Jean Ann Ogden, her nephews Ronald A. Pennington, Donald B. Pennington and numerous grand nieces and nephews. Funeral services are under the direction of Missouri Funeral Care, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raytown, Mo. Family and friends visitation will be January 7, with graveside services at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Kansas City. Anyone wishing to send flowers knows how much she love them.


Shepley, Bill, Sr. 18 Jul 1933 - 5 Jan 2012 CCH-N 8 Feb 2012

[Note: Son of Ott & Ernestine ( ) Shepley; married Dorothy; married Rachel Joan Palmer Letterman 20 Nov 1948 - 3 Feb 2012 m/1 Cornelison]

            Bill Shepley, Sr. died Jan. 5, 2012. He was born July 18, 1933 to Ott and Ernestine Shepley. He served his country during the Korean War. He is preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Dorothy, and his son, Billy Shepley, Jr. Bill is survived by his wife Rachel; children Debbie (Rick) Wilson and Cindy Shepley of Rogersville; Dawn (Philip) Calkins, Washington, Mike (Tammy) Cornelius, Bruner; Steven Cornelius, Sparta; brothers, Dale (Millie), Sam, Terry (Merry Ann); sister Joy Gatewood and a special friend Sam Coulter. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 9 in the chapel at Klinger-Cope Funeral Home at Rivermonte, 4500 S. Lone Pine Ave., Springfield. Services were 1 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Funeral home with interment following at Union Chapel Cemetery.

Shepley, Billy Arnold, Jr. 21 Aug 1959 - 10 Oct 2004 CCH-N 13 Oct 2004

[Note: Son of Billy Arnold &  Dorothy (Cauthon) Shepley, Sr.; married Linda Johnson]

Billy Arnold Shepley Jr., 54, Fordland, died on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004 at his home. Billy was born Aug. 21, 1959, in Springfield to Billy A. Shepley Sr. and Dorothy Cauthon Shepley. He was of the Methodist Faith and graduated from Fordland High School in 1977 where he was active in band, choir and the yearbook staff.  Billy was married to Linda Johnston and had four daughters Jessica, Patricia, Elizabeth and Mary, all of Springfield and two grandchildren, Brook Harris and Bridgett Shepley.  Also surviving are his father, Billy A. Shepley Sr., and wife Rachel, Sparta, three sisters Debra Wilson and husband Rick, Rogersville, Cindy Phelps, Rogersville, Dawn Robb, Rogersville, a step-sister Cynthia Cornelius, Ozark, and two step brothers, Michael and Steven Cornelius both of Sparta. Aunts and uncles Joy Gatewood, Easton, Kan., Dale and Millie Shepley, Hartville, Sam Shepley, Lawrence, Kan. and Harry and Merry Shepley, Eudora, Kan.  Several nieces and nephews. Billy was preceded in death by his mother Dorothy. Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday Oct. 14, 2004 at the Preston-Marsh Funeral Home in Rogersville. Visitation will follow until 9 p.m. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2004


Shepley, Rachel Joan Palmer (Letterman) Cornelius 20 Nov 1948 - 3 Feb 2012   SN-L 6 Feb 2012 & CCH-N 8 Feb 2012

[Note: Daughter of Charley Luther & Anna Mae (Watkins) Letterman; married ? Cornelius; married Bill Shepley, Sr. 18 Jul 1933 - 5 Jan 2012]

            Rachel Joan Palmer Shepley was born November 20, 1948 in Kansas City, Kansas to Charley and Anna Mae Letterman and went home to her Savoir on February 3, 2012 after a 25 year battle with Leukemia. She had a big heart full of love and was loved by everyone who knew her. She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Howard, Jimmy and Sammy; her loving husband Bill Shepley, Sr. on January 5, 2012 and son Bill Shepley, Jr. She is survived by her children: Michael (Tammy) Cornelius, Steven Cornelius of Bruner, Cindy Cornelius of Marshfield, Sherri (Ryan) Miller of Kansas, Dawn (Phillip) Caulkin of Washington, Cindy Shepley and Debbie (Rick) Wilson of Rogersville. Siblings: Ronnie (Karen) Perkins and Barbara (David) Blankenship of Ozark, Pauline Letterman, Kathy Gideon, Janice (Clinton) Applegate, David (Carla) Letterman of Sparta, Charlene Hull of Elkhead, Charles (Linda) Letterman, Neva (Jerry) Maggard, Wanda (Larry) Maggard, Tom (Michelle) Camp of Ava, and Alice Brown of Sparta. 19 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; a long list of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Plus a special friend: Sam Coulter of Sparta. Visitation will be held Monday, February 6, 2012 from 6 to 8 pm at Klingner-Cope Funeral Home Chapel at Rivermonte. Funeral at Rivermonte Chapel at 1:00 pm Tuesday, with burial at Union Chapel Cemetery in Fordland.

Sheppard, Ella Louise (Whitehead) Mitchell 22 May 1918 -22 Jun 2011 SN-L
24 Jun 2011
[Note: married John W. Mitchell; married Bernie Sheppard]
Ella Louise Mitchell-Sheppard, 93, Springfield, was born May 22, 1918 and passed June 22, 2011 in Ozark Riverview Manor. She was preceded in death by her husbands, John W. Mitchell and Bernie Sheppard. She is survived by one brother, Don and his wife Luda  Whitehead, Jeff City; two daughters, Janice Crosby, Springfield and Suzanne Scott and her husband Jay, Nixa; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Graveside services will
be at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 25, 2011 in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., on Friday, June 24, 2011, in Walnut Lawn Funeral Home LTD.,  Springfield, Missouri.

Sheppard, Ella M. 18 Aug 1882 - 15 Dec 1967    CCR 21 Dec 1967 p8

Mrs. Ella M. Sheppard, 85, Nixa, a former resident of Springfield, died at 5:30 a.m. Friday in the Kimbrough Nursing Home.  Mrs. Sheppard was a member of the First Christian Church, Nixa. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Besse Even, of the home. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Harris Chapel in Nixa, with the Rev. Dale DeLong officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery.


Sherer, Clarence Harrison 6 Dec 1888 - 11 Mar 1970   CCR 19 Mar 1970 p8

[Note: married Edna G. Mapes 9 Mar 1898 - 1 Apr 1969 ]

Clarence H. Sherer, 81, of Route 1, Ozark, died at 4:15 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield following a short illness. A retired farmer, Mr. Sherer had been a resident of Christian County since 1939 and was a member of Victory Baptist Church. Surviving are one son, Clarence H. Sherer, Jr. of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Nancy Joan Hedgpeth, Nixa; three grandchildren and two step grandchildren. Funeral services were art 2 p.m. Saturday in the Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Hubert Swearengin officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.


Sherer, Clarence Harrison, Jr. 31 Aug 1936 - 1 Oct 2010 SN-L 3 Oct 2010

[Note: Son of Clarence Harrison & Edna G. (Mapes) Sherer, Sr.; married 14 Jan 1994 Lynda]

Clarence Harrison Sherer, Jr., 74, Ozark. Arrangements: Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.


Sherer, Clarence Harrison, Jr. 31 Aug 1936 - 1 Oct 2010  CCH-N 6 Oct 2010

Clarence Harrison “CH” Sherer Jr., 74, of Ozark, passed away Oct. 1, 2010, following a 17-year illness. He was born Aug. 31, 1936, in Lamar, Colo., the son of Clarence Harrison Sherer Sr., and Nancy Mapes Sherer.  His parents preceded him in death. On Jan. 14, 1994, he and his wife, Lynda, were united in marriage. Mr. Sherer was a farmer, and had operated a gas station in Ozark in the past. He enjoyed hunting. He was a member of the Ozark Masonic Lodge and Shrine Cook Crew and Abou Ben Adhem Temple. Survivors include: His wife, Lynda; three step-daughters, Terrie Cook, Donna McKoy and Marci Miller; a sister, Nancy Joann Hedgpeth; and seven grandchildren. A graveside funeral was Oct. 5, in Sparta Cemetery with Pastor Gary Jennings officiating. Services were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.


Sherer, Edna G. (Mapes) 9 Mar 1898 - 1 Apr 1969    CCR 3 Apr 1969 p8

[Note: Daughter of Robert M. & Nancy J. (Shipman) Mapes; married  Clarence Harrison Sherer  6 Dec 1888 - 11 Mar 1970]

Mrs. Edna G. Sherer, 70, Rt. a, Ozark died at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield. A longtime resident of the Ozark community most of her life, she was a member of Victory Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Clarence H.; a son, Clarence H., Jr. of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Joan Hedgpeth, Nixa; two sisters, Mrs. Lola Dunham, Carthage, and Mrs. Jewell Bilyeu, Ozark; three grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be announced by Harris of Ozark.


Sherer, Edna G. (Mapes) 9 Mar 1898 - 1 Apr 1969    CCR 10 Apr 1969 p8

Funeral services for Mrs. Edna G. Sherer, 70, Route 1, Ozark, were at 2 p.m. Friday in Harris Chapel here with the Rev. Hubert Swearengin officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery. Mrs. Sherer died at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield


Sheridan, Hester Lorain (Tipton) 5 Jun 1924 - 15 Mar 2011 SN-L 17 Mar 2011

[Note: Daughter of George & Blanche (   ) Tipton; married Harold C. Sheridan 8 Nov 1913            11 Feb 2006]

Hester Lorain Sheridan, age 86, of Springfield, Mo., passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2011 in Ozark Riverview Manor. She was born June 5, 1924, in Springfield, Mo., to George and Blanche (Hall) Tipton. She was a member of the High Street Baptist Church, where she sang in choir for over twenty years and taught Sunday School for several years. Hester owned and operated Hester's Salon for over forty years. She loved to quilt and sew and garden. She was preceded in death by husband, Harold C. Sheridan; and her parents, George and Blanche Tipton. She is survived by her son, Terry L. Sheridan of College Park, Maryland; step-son, Randy Sheridan, of Springfield Mo.; one granddaughter, Cindy Baker of Springfield; three sisters, Lou Davis of Republic, Marie Hurley of Florence, Montana, and Kathy Campbell of Knob Noster, Mo.; one brother, Austin Tipton of Bois D' Arc; and a special niece, Sherry Evans of Branson. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 19 , 2011 in Greenlawn North Funeral Home. Burial will be held in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Springfield, Mo. Memorial contributions may be made to the Seasons Hospice. Services have been entrusted to Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield, MO. Online condolences may be made at

Sherrow, Elza (Kissee) Umphres 4 Mar 1896 - 26 Mar 1986 OH 3 Apr 1986 p5

[Note: Daughter of Richard C. & Laura Ann (Watts) Kissee; married Ernest C. Umphres 1893 - 13 Jul 1922; married Samuel S. Sherrow Aug 1884  - 3 May 1958]

Services for Elza Sherrow, 90, Ozark, were held March 29 in Harris Chapel with Bruce Vetero officiating. Burial was in Watts Cemetery near Rogersville. Mrs. Sherrow died March 26 in Ozark Nursing and Care Center following a short illness. A native of the Rogersville community, she resided most of her life in Ozark. She was a member of Northside Church of Christ and a former member of the Ozark Garden Club. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Curtis Harper, Ozark; two sisters, Clara White, Springfield and Pearl Raper, Fresno, Calif.; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.


Sherrow, Elza (Kissee) Umphres 4 Mar 1896 - 26 Mar 1986 OH 3 Apr 1986 pB7

Card of Thanks

The family of Elza Sherrow wish to thank all their neighbors, friends and relatives for the concern shown at the time of her death. Curtis and Laura Harper and family. 121tc


Sherrow, Grace C. (Williams) 4 Jun 1893 - 25 Sep 1963        CCR 26 Sep 1963

[Note: Daughter of of James Monroe & Myra (King) Williams; married William Everett Sherrow 22 Jul 1890 - 3 Nov 1958]

Mrs. Grace Sherrow, 70, a lifetime resident of the Fordland community before moving here in April, died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Springfield Baptist Hospital following a long illness. She was a members of the Church of Christ. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ruby Fulton, of Ozark; a grandson reared in the home, Larry Sherrow, with the Air Force in Germany; four other grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Will and Lige Williams, both of Fordland; and two sisters, Mrs. Ora Lee, Fordland, and Mrs. Edna Burger, state of Colorado. Services will be announced by Harris.


Sherrow, Hiram E. 12 May 1885 - 30 Apr 1978 OH 4 May 1978 p12

[Note: Son of  Loren & ? ( ) Sherrow; married  Mary Elizabeth Daniels 14 Aug 1879 - 2 Mar 1955]

FORDLAND - Hiram Sherrow, 92, a lifelong resident of Fordland, died at 4:45 a.m. Sunday in his home after a long illness. The retired farmer was a member of Fordland Church of Christ. Surviving are two sons, Kenneth of Fordland and Lester of Everett, Wash.; five daughters, Mrs. Verba Edwards, Springfield, Mrs. Pauline Pirtle and Mrs. Maxine Atkinson, both of Fordland, Mrs. Christine Dalton, Wichita, Kan. and Mrs. Geraldine Sails, Montclair, Calif; one sister, Mrs. Mellie Kelley, Rogersville; 15 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren and four step grandchildren. Services were at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Church of Christ with Bruce Veteto officiating. Burial was in Union Chapel Cemetery under direction of Marsh of Fordland.


Sherrow, John W. 20 May 1860 - 20 Jul 1949 CCR 21 Jul 1949

[Note: Son of Hiram T. & Nancy (  ) Sherrow; married before 1880 Rachel Frances Hyde

27 Sep 1857 - 26 Sep 1928; married before 1930 census Rheuhama Louhaney Lewis 18 Feb 1882 - 22 May 1964 m/1 Fulton]

John W. Sherrow, 89, of Fordland, Mo., died Wednesday morning at the home of a son, in Springfield, after a lingering illness. Survivors are his wife, Louhaney Sherrow; four sons, Jack of Springfield, Sam of Ozark, Lee of Fordland, and Roy of Decatur, Ala.; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. N.L. Butler of Clovis, Calif. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Fairview church by Rev. B.J. Barnett of Springfield, with burial in the Union Chapel cemetery under direction of Kelly-Ferrell-Bergman of Fordland.


Sherrow, Lura Armenta (Kindrick) 10 Aug 1881 - 7 Oct 1938 CCR 13 Oct 1938 p6

[Note: Daughter of Clay & Alice (Sitz) Sherrow; married 25 Sep 1902 George W. Sherrow]

Lura Armenta Kindrick was born on August 10, 1881, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clay Kindrick. She was born on a Webster county farm near Fordland and grew to womanhood in this same community. On September 25, 1902 she was united in marriage to George W. Sherrow, to which union was born one son, Versel of the home; and one daughter, Mrs. Viviene Barnard of near Fordland. At a very early age, she was converted and united with the Church of Christ at Fairview, of which she was a member at the time of her death. She was loyal to her faith and in her attendance at worship from which she has been greatly missed during her long illness. She had been seriously ill for the past three months, and on the morning of October 7, 1938, at the age of 57 years, 1 month and 27 days, she passed away. She leaves to mourn her departure, her husband, George W. Sherrow, one son, Versel and one daughter, Viviene, also a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held on Sunday, October 9, 1938 at 11 o’clock am in the Fairview church near Fordland with the Rev. Elmer Butler of Rogersville officiating. Interment was made in the Eastlawn cemetery in Springfield under the direction of the B.C. Klepper Funeral Home of Ozark.


Sherrow, Rheuhama Louhaney (Lewis) Fulton 18 Feb 1882 - 22 May 1964 CCR 28 May 1964 p1

[Note: married 5 May 1902 James A. Fulton 27 Oct 1877 - 14 Apr 1936; married about 1929 John W. Sherrow 20 May 1860 - 20 Jul 1949]

Mrs. Rheuhama “Lou” Sherrow, 82, died at 3:45 p.m. Friday in the Medley Nursing Home in Nixa, where she had been a patient for three months. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Riddle, Fordland, Mrs. Myrtle Martin, Freedom, Calif.; four sons, Malcolm Fulton, Mtn. View, Calif., Delmer Fulton, Selma, Calif., Talman Fulton, San Jose, Calif., and Fred Fulton, Ozark; two step-daughters, Mrs. Goldia Dennis, Joplin and Mrs. Sylvia Lee, Rogersville; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Hinch, state of Texas; two brothers, Hasford and Henry Lewis, both of the state of Texas; 22 grandchildren and 42 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p.m. in the Harris Chapel in Ozark with Joe Deal officiating. Burial was in Fulton Cemetery under direction of Harris.


Sherrow, Samuel Grant 22 Feb 1864 - 21 Feb 1943 CCR 25 Feb 1943 p8

[Note: Son of  Hiram T. & Nancy (Pennington) Sherrow; married  Sarah Emmaline 15 Oct 1868 - 9 Apr 1958]

Samuel G. Sherrow, 79, prominent farmer and lifelong resident of the northeast part of the county, died last Sunday at his home seven miles south of Fordland. He had many friends in all parts of the county and was long connected with Republican political circles. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Emma Sherrow; a daughter, Mrs. Horace Barks of St. Louis, a brother, John Sherrow of Fordland; and a sister, Mrs. N.L. Butler of California. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Fairview Church of Christ, Brother S.P. Fields officiating, with burial in Union Chapel cemetery under direction of the Kelley-Ferrell funeral home of Rogersville.


Sherrow, Samuel S. Aug 1884  - 3 May 1958 CCR 15 May 1958 p1

[Note: Son of John W. & Rachel Frances (Hyde) Sherrow; married 17 Sep 1903 Reathie C. Mayfield; married Elza Kissee who married first Ernest C. Umphres]

Funeral services for Sam S. Sherrow, 74, who died Saturday night, May 3 at his home at Ozark, following a lengthy illness were held Tuesday, May 6 at 2:00 p.m. at Fairview Chapel, south of Fordland, with L. O. Sanderson officiating. Burial was in Union Chapel Cemetery under direction of Kelley-Ferrell-Conner Funeral Home of Rogersville. A native of northeastern Christian County, he spent practically all his life in that section of the county. He was a retired farmer and carpenter. He served some time as a guard at the State Penitentiary in Jefferson City and was a deputy sheriff of Christian County for 14 years. Baptized in 1903, he was a member of the Church of Christ. He was also a member of the Oddfellows Lodge at Fordland. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Elza Sherrow of the home at Ozark; one son, Basil Sherrow of Eaton, Colo; his step-mother, Mrs. John Sherrow of Ozark; a step-daughter, Mrs. Laura Belle Harper of Morrisville; three brothers, Jack Sherrow of Springfield, Lee Sherrow of Fordland and Ray Sherrow of Decatur, Ala. four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and three step grandchildren


Shertz, Gertie Elsie (Stillings) Lee 17 May 1896 - 19 Feb 1982 OH 25 Feb 1982 p9

[Note: Daughter of William K. & Dicey M. (Lee) Stillings; married 28 Oct 1928 Harrison R. Lee 26 Dec 1901 - 28 Jan 1936; married Hershel M. Shertz;  no legible tombstone found; maiden name  varies in marriage, census, cemetery name  and other sources between Stilliens and Stillings]

Services for Mrs. Gertie Shertz, 85, Route 1, Rogersville, were held Feb. 21 in Marsh Chapel here. Burial was in Stilliens Cemetery. Mrs. Shertz died Feb. 19 in Cox Medical Center, Springfield, after a long illness. She lived all her life on the Christian County farm where she was born. Survivors include her husband, Herschel; a step-daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Jean Hale, Fordland; and three  step grandchildren.


Shertz, Gertie Elsie (Stillings) Lee 17 May 1896 - 19 Feb 1982 OH 25 Feb 1982 pB6

West Finley News By Mildred Housman

A large number of long time friends, neighbors and relatives were in Marsh Chapel Sunday afternoon for the funeral services for Mrs. Gertie Shertz. The Rev. Winston Burton was in charge; interment was in Stilliens Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Hershel Shertz.


Sherwood, Catherine Jean (Collins) 11 Mar 1940 - 30 Jun 1998  CCH-N 8 Jul 1998

[Note: Daughter of Daniel Dink & Adna Lois (Fullenwider) Collins]

Mrs. Catherine Jean Sherwood, 58, Nixa, a Nursing Service Dispatcher, died at 4:30 a.m., Tuesday. June 30 1998, in St. John's Regional Health Center. Springfield. She was born March 11, 1940, in Los Angeles, Calif., to Daniel Dink Collins and Adna Lois (Fullenwider) Collins. She is survived by her father, Daniel D. Collins of Burney, Calif.; and her three daughters and sons-in-law, Tamara and Richard Gonzalez of Nixa: Pamal and Shane Hegarty of Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D.: and Jeanette and Joseph Gallant. Jr. of Nixa; and seven grandchildren. Mrs. Sherwood enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and time spent with her family. Funeral services were at 2 p.m.. Friday. July 3, at Harris, a Heritage Funeral Home, Nixa. Burial was at Rivermonte Memorial Gardens, in Springfield.


Sherwood, Malcolm 14 Jul 1909 - 7 Aug 2004 SN-L 10 Aug 2004

[Note: Son of George Washington & Lucille Mae (O'Connor) Sherwood; married 16 Dec 1933 Virginia Dolores Grisham]

Malcolm Sherwood was born July 14, 1909, in Toledo, Ohio, to George Washington Sherwood and Lucille Mae O'Connor, and died at his home August 7, 2004, in Springfield, Mo. He married Virginia Dolores Grisham on December 16, 1933, in Hannibal, Mo., and two children were born to this union. He worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. in Hannibal and Louisiana, Missouri, as a lineman and installer/repairman. In 1943, he enlisted in the United States Navy and graduated from the U.S. Navy underwater demolition school at Fort Pierce, Florida. He attained the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer and was honorably discharged from active duty in 1945. In March of 1948, he and his wife purchased and co-managed the telephone company in Branson and surrounding communities, eventually renaming it Twin Lakes Telephone Company. They were instrumental in the expansion of telephone service to the communities of Branson, Forsyth, Hollister, Rockaway Beach, Ozark, Reeds Spring, as well as other towns in the Taney, Stone, and Christian counties. In 1962, after a long career in the communication business, they sold their interest to Continental Telephone Co. In late 1963, he moved to Buffalo, Mo., where he engaged in a cattle and hog farming operation in northeast Dallas county. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia, in 1979; both parents; a stepfather, Harry Crance; and a stepson, Maurice George. On August 3, 1981, he married Loretta W. Calton, and they later moved to Springfield. He is survived by his wife, Loretta; one son, Devon F. Sherwood of Springfield; one daughter, Kimberley Duggan and husband, Marvin, of Buffalo; three granddaughters, Melissa Mann, Jennifer Schneider, and Dr. Leslie Sherwood; two grandsons, Stuart Sherwood and Marc Duggan; two great-granddaughters, Morgan and Taylor; two great-grandsons, Hayden and Ryan; a stepdaughter, Gloria Cobb and husband, Tom, and son, Dusty, of Republic; and one stepson, Keith Calton, of the state of Texas. It was his decision to be cremated and no service is planned at this time. Arrangements under direction of Meadors Funeral Homes, Republic. The family wishes for any memorial contributions to be made to St. John's Hospice.


Shields, Ella Marie (Fritts) Lewis 15 Oct 1921 - 6 Jun 2002  CCH-N 19 Jun 2002

[Note: Daughter of Asa & Sara (Sims) Fritts; married first ? Lewis; married second ? Shields]

Ella Marie Shields, 81, died June 6, 2002, in Ozark Nursing and Care Center. She was born Oct. 16, 1921, in Linden, Colo., the daughter of Asa Fritts and Sara (Sims) Shields. She was a a homemaker and had worked in food service for a high school in Ontario, Conn. She was a loving mother and devoted grandmother. Survivors include: Her daughter, Anna McDaris, Boone, N.C.; four sons, Edward Allen Shields, Thomas Shields, Independence, Charles Lewis and Roger Lewis, both of Arkansas; a sister, Myrtle Johnstone, Cali Mesa, Calif.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. No services are planned. Cremation was under the direction of Adams Funeral Home.


Shields, Melvin Leroy 26 Jan 1932 - 26 Jan 1932 CCR 28 Jan 1932 p8

[Note: Son of Melvin & Bettie (England) Shields; no stone in Ozark Cemetery]

The infant son, Melvin Leroy, of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Shields, died Tuesday night at their home just west of Ozark. Burial took place Wednesday afternoon at the Ozark cemetery under the direction of B.C. Klepper. Rev. Ritzinger officiated at the services.


Shields, William D. 25 May 1925 - 14 Nov 1984 OH 22 Nov 1984 pB5

[Note: Son of ? & Mary ( ) Shields; married Jeannie]

Funeral Mass for William D. Shields, 59, Nixa, were held Nov. 16 in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Springfield. Burial was in Hazelwood Cemetery under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Mr. Shields died Nov. 14 in Cox Medical Center after a short illness. A resident of the Springfield area for the past eight years, he was the director of admissions at Draughan Business College, Springfield, and a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Jeannie; a son, Chad, of the home; his mother, Mary Shields, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; two brothers, James R., Fort Wayne, Ind. and David J., Kissimee, Fla.; and a sister, Mary Ellsworth, Amherst, N. Y.


Shilling, Maxine (Thompson) 18 Sept 1918 - 9 Mar 2003   CCH-N 26 Mar 2003

[Note: Daughter of Gordon & Mabel (  ) Thompson]

Maxine Thompson Shilling, 84, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died March 9, 2003, at the home of her daughter in Ozark. Shilling was born Sept.18, 1918, in Tulsa, Okla., to Gordon and Mabel Thompson. She graduated from Tulsa Central High School in 1936. She was a Big Band singer in the 30s and 40s and later sang in the Boston Avenue Methodist Choir. Retiring to the family home on Grand Lake in 1972, she enjoyed life to the fullest. Survivors include a daughter; Suzanne Skeans, Ozark; and a son, Bill, Wichita, Kan.; grandchildren John and Will, Brian, Jon and Ashleigh; and great-grandchildren, Chloe, Olivia, Margaret and Eric William. Other survivors include nephew James; niece Patricia; and many wonderful friends. Shilling will always live in our hearts and her memory will live forever. A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. March 13, in Ketchum Cemetery, Ketchum, Okla., under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in Schilling's name to Mercy St. John's HospiceCare, 1378 East Republic Road, Springfield, 65804.

©Christian County Headliner 2003


Shindler, Bessie (Lansdown) Conrad 1907 - 7 Feb 1983 OH 17 Feb 1983 p5

[Note: no SSDI found]

Services for Bessie Shindler, 75, Ava, were held Feb. 9 in Clinkingbeard Chapel with the Rev. Tom Johnson officiating. Burial was in Whites Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Shindler died Feb. 7 in St. John’s Regional Health Center in Springfield after a short illness. Survivors include three sons, Eugene and Ray Conrad, both of Kansas City and Virgil, Kansas City, Kan.; a daughter, Mrs. Zola Jean Beaty, Independence; four brothers, Abner Lansdown, Ava, Ira Lansdown, Mountain Home, Ark., Lewis Lansdown, Sparta, and Troy Lansdown, Buffalo, Kan.; two sisters, Mrs. Oma Davis and Mrs. Eunice Turner, both of Ava; 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Shine, Jerry E. 9 May 1941 – 2 Dec 1996  CCH-N 7 Dec 1996

[Note: Son of John & Dorothy (  ) Shine; married 2 Nov 1962 Charlene Goolwen]

Jerry E. Shine, 55, Ozark, passed away Monday, December 2, 1996, in his home. Mr. Shine was born May 9, 1941, in Keltner, Missouri, the son of John and Dorothy Shine. He was united in marriage to Charlene Goolwen on November 2, 1962, in Springfield, Missouri. He was a retired truck driver for Beaufort Transfer, an active member of Palmer Heights Baptist Church, an amateur ham radio operator, and an avid fisherman. He was preceded in death by his mother, a brother-inlaw, Don Larson, and a great-niece, Hailey Larson. He is survived by his wife, Charlene; his father, John Shine; two sons, John Robert and Joey Shine, both of Ozark; a daughter and her husband, Leanna and Skip Knapp, Ozark; five sisters, Juanita Adams, Springfield, Huba Wells and her husband Ray, Centertown, Missouri, Dorsey Dalton and husband Gene, Fordland; Ruth Swearengin, Springfield; Donna McMullin and husband Marvin, Springfield; two brothers and their wives, I.T. and Joan Shine, Pleasant Hope; Jim and Carol Shine, Jacksonville, Texas; and three grandsons, Rusty, Joshua and Cory. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 5, in Ayre-Goodwin-Lee, a Heritage Funeral Home at Rivermonte. Burial followed in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Springfield.


Shipley, Clara Bell 18 May 1887 - 17 Oct 1910 CCR 27 Oct 1910

[Note: Daughter of John H. & Mary E. (Cornett) Shipley]

Another Suicide

Miss Clara B. Shipley committed suicide by taking carbolic acid at the home of her brother, Charley Shipley at Billings last week. Despondency over past happenings the cause.


Shipley, George Thomas 1869 - 12 Feb 1949  CCR 17 Feb 1949

Funeral services for George Thomas Shipley, 79, a former resident of the Dora community, who died Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. J. E. Freeman, near Brookline, were held Monday at Ball church near Dora, with burial in the cemetery there under direction of Maples-Harris Funeral Home of Clever.


Shipman, Abraham 22 Apr 1843 - 20 Feb 1922 CCR 24 Feb 1922 p1

[Note: Son of  Matthew & Matilda (Simpson) Shipman; married 2 Jan 1865 CCM Nancy C. Mitchell 28 Dec 1844 - 7 Dec 1906]

Abraham Shipman. Aged 78 years, living on the old John T. Walker place 6 miles north of Ozark, died Monday morning, February 20th 1922. Funeral services were held at the Sparta Baptist Church, Tuesday, conducted by Rev. A. S. Hanks with burial in the Fairview cemetery, three miles south of Sparta, under direction of the Ozark Undertaking Company.

Contributed by Bill Goss.


Shipman, Abraham “Abe” 6 Jan 1866 - 30 Mar 1921 CCR 15 Apr 1921 p1

[Note: Son of  Nathan & Sarah Jane (Hart) Shipman; married  21 Aug 1888 CCM Siloama Fredonia Nelson 16 Oct 1871 - 27 Dec 1961]

Card of Thanks.

We desire to thank our many friends and neighbors also the Doctors of Sparta for their kindness and assistance during the sickness and death of our beloved husband and father.

Mrs. S. F. Shipman, Mr. and Mrs. Tobe Shipman, Mr. and Mrs. Oren Fowler, Mr. and Mrs. Orval Gilmore


Shipman, Adrian 30 Apr 1902 - 6 May 1973  OH 10 May 1973 p4

[Note: Son of William Hiram & Pernecie (  ) Shipman; married 29 Aug 1924 Grace Rushing; married 16 Sep 1926 Dove Alice (James) Davis  15 Apr 1890 - 3 Jul 1975

OZARK - Funeral services for Adrian Shipman, 71, of Bruner, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Bruner Baptist Church with Raymond Boyd officiating. Burial was in Bruner Cemetery under direction of Adams of Ozark. Mr. Shipman died at 9:30 p.m. Sunday at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Dove Alice; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Hull of Elkhead; one stepson, Paul Davis of Sparta; one sister, Mrs. Mary Lee of Springfield; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services will be announced by Adams of Ozark.


Shipman, Allie F. (Marley) 7 Aug 1891 - 27 Apr 1971 CCR 29 Apr 1971 p8

[Note: Daughter of William B. & Sophronia B. (Dixon) Marley; married Rev. John Roy Shipman 18 Jan 1892 - 15 Apr 1972]

Mrs. Allie F. Shipman, 79, of Sparta, died at 4 p.m. Tuesday at her home following a short illness. She was a lifelong resident of Ozark and Sparta, and a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, The Rev. J. Roy Shipman; a son, Wallace Shipman of Springfield; a daughter, Mrs. Ida Belle Murray of Crane; three sisters, Mrs. Lena Newton and Mrs. Neva Stogsdill, both of Mansfield and Mrs. Nola Worman of Oakland, Calif. and three grandchildren.

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