Sibert, Estella Marie, d. 1944 - Simpson, Charles William, d. 1996

Sibert, Estella Marie 21 Jul 1884 - 19 Apr 1944 CCR 20 Apr 1944 p1

[Note: married 1923 Charles E. Sibert Aug 1884 - Oct 1964]

Funeral services for Mrs. Charles Siebert, who died Wednesday afternoon at their home west of Ozark, will be held Friday afternoon at the Chaffin Funeral Home.


Sibert, Estella Marie 21 Jul 1884 - 19 Apr 1944 CCR 27 Apr 1944 p1

[Note: married Charles E. Sibert Aug 1884 - Oct 1964]

Funeral services for Mrs. Stella Marie Sibert, 59, who died April 19 at her home west of Ozark, were held April 27 at the Chaffin Funeral Home conducted by Rev. Frank Brewster, pastor of the Ozark Presbyterian Church, with burial in Selmore Cemetery under direction of T.B. Chaffin. She is survived by her husband, Chas. E. Sibert, to whom she was married in 1923. She was a member of the Catholic Church.

Sidebottom, Loretta Pauline (Klepper) Cotton 30 Aug 1911 - 10 Mar 2009 SN-L 12 Mar 2009

[Note: Daughter of Bela Clarence & Dora Mae (Biers) Klepper; married April 1937 Walter Patton Cotton 1 Sep 1905 - 5 Dec 1976; married c1944 Ralph Benton Sidebottom 26 May 1908 - 19 Nov 1989]

Loretta Pauline Sidebottom Pauline, age 97, of Springfield, Mo., passed away March 10, 2009, in Ozark Riverview Manor. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 13, 2009, in Springfield National Cemetery, with Dr. J.R. Duncan officiating, under the care of Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time, in the funeral home. Pauline was born on August 30, 1911, in Ozark, Mo., to Bela Clarence Klepper and Dora Mae (Biers) Klepper. She attended Ozark schools and graduated from Missouri State Teachers College in Springfield in 1934. She met her first husband, Walter Patton Cotton, when they were both teachers in Ozark. They were married in April, 1937, and to this union was born Sharon Cotton. Later they were divorced and Pauline continued teaching in Willard, Clever and Billings (Southwest, Mo.) schools. After World War II, she met and married Ralph Benton Sidebottom and to this union was born Maria in 1945. Ralph preceded her in death on November 19, 1989. Her parents; a sister, Kathleen Dennis; a brother, Stanley Klepper; and a nephew, Daniel R. Klepper in 2006, also preceded her in death. She lived in Springfield, Mo. after her marriage to Ralph. They were both active members of First Baptist Church, Springfield, Mo. Pauline loved her family very much and was proud of her children and grandchildren. She is survived by daughters, Sharon Payne, husband Bill, Springfield, Mo., and Maria Maxwell, husband, Dick, Kingsville, Mo.; a brother, Forest Klepper, wife, Leah, Spokane, Wash.; five grandchildren, Joe and Krista Payne, Paula and Charles Brooks, Pam and Jim Brady, Jeff and Whitney Payne, and David and Kecia Maxwell; 12 great-grandchildren; and many relatives and friends. Pauline worked for the U.S. Government in a Brucellosis Testing Lab in Springfield for several years until she retired to her favorite occupation of being a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed travel, sewing, painting, writing, reading, music, and bible study. Pauline shared many of these skills with family, friends and her church, First Baptist Church of Springfield, Mo. The family would like to thank Ozark Riverview Manor and the Gardens Assisted Living for the special care she received while living there. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Seasons Hospice, 1831 W. Melville Rd., Springfield, MO 65803, First Baptist Church Library Fund, 525 South Ave., Springfield, MO 65806, or a charity of the donor's choice.

Siders, Eva B. (O’Shea) 21 Jul 1908 - 27 Aug 1988  OH 1 Sep 1988

[Note: married Orville Siders]

Eva B. Siders, 80, of Republic, died Saturday evening at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a long illness. A funeral mass for Mrs. Siders was held Tuesday in the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Billings, with Msgr. John J. Rynish officiating. Rosary services were held Monday. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. today in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Yankton, South Dakota, with Fr. Thomas J. Ryan officiating. Mrs. Siders was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Billings. Her survivors include her husband, Orville; and one brother, L.W. O'Shea, Littleton, North Carolina.

Siegel, Donald Joseph 2 Aug 1934 - 20 Feb 1982 OH 25 Feb 1982 p9

[Note: Son of John & Adriane (  ) Siegle; married Lois]

Services for Donald Joseph Siegel, 48, Waynesville, were held Feb. 24 at Long-Moss-Williams Chapel in Waynesville with the Rev. Jack Pender officiating. Burial was in Main Post Cemetery, Fort Leonard Wood. Mr. Siegel Feb. 20 in General Leonard Wood Army Hospital after a long illness. Survivors include his wife, Lois; seven daughters, Miss Donna Siegel, Fort Worth, Texas. Mrs. Debra Wilson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Miss Diana Siegel, Waynesville, Mrs. Doris Rhodenizer, San Diego, Calif., Mrs. Dawn Roe, Ozark, Mrs. Delma Leuthen, Waynesville, and Mrs. Denise Siegel, of the home; two sons, Donald, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and David of the home; his parents, John and Adriane Siegle

Siegrist, Keith M. 31 Mar 1969 - 12 Feb 2008 CCH-N 20 Feb 2008

[Note: Son of Gary & Sharon K. (Merrill) Siegrist; married 1996 Tammy Van Hove]

Keith M. Siegrist, 38, Lohman, passed away on Feb. 12, 2008. He was born March 31, 1969 in North Kansas City the son of Gary and Sharon K. (Merrill) Siegrist. He was united in marriage in 1996 to Tammy Van Hove, to this union was born two sons, Zachary Ryan and Nathaniel Merrill Siegrist. Keith attended High school in Olathe, Kan. and art school in Minneapolis, Minn., before attending Optical School in San Francisco, Calif. Keith was an optician and manager with Gerry Optical in Independence. He was a talented optician and enjoyed helping people see better, whether they were customers or just acquaintances. Over the years Keith worked as a manager in retail sales as well and he declined many career advancements in order to keep his family in a small town setting. He loved the outdoors and any free time was spent with his sons, Zach and Nate, camping, fishing and gigging for frogs. He also enjoyed cooking, gardening and was an avid woodworker. He loved being with his family and enjoyed family reunions with his aunts, uncles and cousins. He is survived by his wife, Tammy; his two sons, Zach and Nate; his parents, Gary and Sharon Siegrist, Ozark; two brothers, Kent Siegrist and his wife Julianne, Eagan, Minn.; and Kurt Siegrist, Wichita, Kan.; two nieces, Ariel and Allison, two nephews, Dale and Cody; his paternal grandmother, Mary Johnson, Willow Springs; several aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many friends. A special gathering of family and friends was held from 6 to 7 Feb. 21, 2008 with memorial services following at 7 p.m. in J.D.Lee and Sons Funeral Home, Rogersville. The family request memorial donations be made to the Christian County Relay For Life, 3322 S. Campbell, Springfield, 65802. Online condolences and guest book signing may be made at  ©Ozarks Newsstand 2008

Sieh, Anna G. 1907 - 16 Feb 1989 OH 23 Feb 1989

[Note: no SSDI found]

Anna G. Sieh, 81, of Highlandville, died at 8 p.m. Feb. 16 in her home following a long illness. Visitation was held Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Harris Funeral Chapel, Ozark. Graveside services were held at the East Lawn Memorial Park, Bloomington, Illinois. Mrs. Sieh is survived by two sons.

Siemens, Jackie  25 Jan 1949 - 6 Jun 2011 SN-L 9 Jun 2011
[Note: married 21 Dec 1969 Stan Siemens]
Jackie was born January 25, 1949, in Norwood, Missouri and while in grade school moved to Leoti, Kansas with her family where she met her future husband Stan Siemens. She and Stan were married on December 21, 1969, during her senior year at Kansas State University. Following graduation with a degree in Special Education Jackie moved overseas due to her husband's career with Phillips Petroleum. She lived in several locations outside and in the US and moved back to Missouri in 2000 following her husband's retirement. Jackie's greatest love was children which led her to teaching special education, leading cub scouts, organizing school events, teaching Sunday School, leading Bible School, producing Christmas pageants, directing youth choirs and, in general, working with children at every chance she had. Jackie was also involved in service activities including United Methodist Women, Parent Teacher's Association, church mission programs and hospital visitations to name a few. Jackie's other interests included sewing, knitting, crocheting, cooking, traveling, Master Gardeners and taking care of her family. She loved people and loved God, serving both in everything she did. Jackie is survived by her husband Stan; son, Gabriel; daughter, Alison and son-in-law Jeremy and their children Julia and Grant; and daughter, Lindsey. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 pm on Sunday, June 12, at Cassidy United Methodist Church, 5151 N Fremont Rd, Nixa, MO 65714. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Jackie Siemens to the Alzheimer's Association Southwest Missouri Chapter, 1500 S. Glenstone Ave, Springfield, MO 65804-1436.
Siemens, Jackie  25 Jan 1949 - 6 Jun 2011  CCH-N 22 Jun 2011
Jackie Wanda Siemens, 62, Ozark, died June 6, 2011, in Ozark Nursing and Care Center surrounded by her loving family. A gathering of family and friends to celebrate a very special person was held 4 p.m. June 12, in Cassidy Methodist Church, Ozark. In following Jackie’s wishes her body will be cremated under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. On line condolences at

Sifferman, Lewis Lafayette 14 Apr 1872 -  2 Feb 1949  CCR 10 Feb 1949

[Note: Son of John Adams & Lunda Sophia (Kirk) Sifferman; married 4 Oct 1893 Myrtle Estell Garoutte 17 May 1873 - 20 Jul 1936; married Dilla “Dillie“ Trogdon]

L.L. Sifferman, 76, a retired farmer, died Wednesday afternoon, February 2, at his home six miles north of Marionville. Immediate survivors are his wife, Dillie; three sons, Charles of Republic, Leon of Marionville and John of Grand Blanc, MI; a daughter, Mrs. Bonnie Biellier; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Halltown Tabernacle church conducted by Rev. Marion LaFollette. Burial was made in the Halltown cemetery under direction of the Fossett Funeral Home of Mt. Vernon.

Sifferman, Van Ray  18 May 1964 - 31 May 2011 CCH-N 8 Jun 2011
[Note: Son of Bob & Charlotte Mae (  ) Sifferman;]
Mr. Van Ray Sifferman, age 47 years, passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2011. He was born May 18, 1964 in Springfield. Van was a dairy farmer and a member of the Dairy Farmers Association. He enjoyed time on Table Rock Lake, skiing, and hunting. His mother, Charlotte Mae O’Neal preceded Van in death. He is survived by: his three children, Ryan Sifferman and Jayme Sifferman, both of Republic, and Cayla Henson and her husband Jared, Fair Grove; his father, Bob Sifferman, and a sister, Karen Rand, both of Republic; and many other relatives and friends. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2011 in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, in the funeral home, with Rev. Dean Towe, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Garoutte Cemetery, Republic. There will be a fund set up for Van’s children for contributions. Online condolences may be made at

Siler, Anna Eliza (Ratliff) 7 Apr 1870 - 25 Feb 1939 CCR 2 Mar 1939 p1

[Note: Daughter of Henry & Elizabeth Francis (Tellerson) Ratliff; married 13 Nov 1887 Thomas Evan Siler 4 Jun 1858 - 28 Jul 1936]

Mrs. Anna Eliza Ratliff Siler was born April 7, 1870, at Salisbury, Sheridan county, Mo., and passed from this life Feb. 25, 1939, at the age of 68 years, 10 months and 18 days. She was united in marriage to Thomas E. Siler Nov. 13, 1887. To this union were born eight children, five daughters and three sons, who still survive: Mrs. Rachel Moyer and Mrs. Bessie Gaskill, Eugene, Ore., Mrs. Dora Newton, Ozark, Mrs. Eva Britton, Riverdale, Kans., Mrs. Litha Winn, Los Angeles, Calif., Mr. A.L. Siler, Joplin, Mo., Mr. J.C. Siler, Sparta, Mo., Mr. L.K. Siler, Hanford, Calif. She accepted Christ as her Savior while in her girlhood and was an active member of the Baptist church until her death. One brother and one sister still survive, Mr. Marion Ratliff of Moberly, Mo., and Mrs. Laura Beale of Houston, Mo.; also 29 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Feb. 26, 2 p.m., in the Sparta Baptist church by Rev. Roscoe Harding with burial in the Sparta cemetery under the direction of the Sparta Undertaking Co., Rathbun & Chaffin.


Siler, Anna Eliza (Ratliff) 7 Apr 1870 - 25 Feb 1939 CCR 2 Mar 1939 p5

We wish to express our sincere thanks to neighbors and friends for their kind words and deeds extended to us during the illness and death of our dear mother, Mrs. Anna Siler. Especially do we thank Dr. H.J. Wise and those for floral offerings. Mr. and Mrs. John Newton, Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Britton, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Siler, Joe Siler.


Siler, Audie (Chaffin) 4 Jun 1910 - 9 Feb 1979 OH 15 Feb 1979 p8

[Note: married P. C. Siler]

Services for Mrs. Audie Siler, 69, Rogersville, were held Monday in Marsh Chapel here with Bruce Veteto officiating. Burial was in White Oak Cemetery northeast of here. Mrs. Siler died at 1:45 p.m. Friday in Northside Nursing Center, Springfield, after a long illness. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Siler, Benjamin Edward 10 Dec 1939 - 10 Dec 1939 CCR 15 Dec 1938 p1

[Note: Son of P. C. & Audie (Chaffin) Siler]

Benjamin Edward Siler, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. P.C. Siler of Springfield, MO, died in the Springfield Baptist hospital December 11, 1938 and interment was made in the Pembina cemetery December 12, under direction of T.B. Chaffin of Ozark.

Siler, Birl E. 4 Mar 1923 - 30 Dec 1987 OH 7 Jan 1988

[Note: Son of Orville H. & Mabel (  ) Siler; married Lois]

Birl E. Siler, 64, of Ava, died at 3:49 p.m. Dec. 30 at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. Graveside services for Mr. Siler were held Saturday at the Chadwick Memorial Cemetery, with the Rev. Floyd Roberts officiating. Burial was under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Mr. Siler was born Mar. 4, 1923, at Rome, Missouri, to Orville H. and Mabel Siler. He lived in the Sparta and Chadwick areas from 1940-1949. He then became a resident of California, working as a mechanic until he returned to Ava in 1981. His survivors include his wife Lois, of Ava; one son, Joseph Birl, of Clovis, California; two daughters, Shirley Cowin, of Garfield, Arkansas, and Jenny Talley, of Brown Branch, Missouri; four brothers, Ray Holt, Pleasant Hope, Tom Holt, White Salmon, Washington, Don Holt, Springfield, and Cecil Holt, Jr., of Springfield; five sisters, Betty Wooliver, Ruby Hickey, Gladys Smith, Trellis Lucas, and Sharon Lansdown, all of Springfield; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Siler,  Ralph E. 19 Apr 1920 - 11 Dec 2006 SN-L 12 Dec 2006 & CCH-N 13 Dec 2006

[Note: Son of Jesse W. & Eulah (Taber) Siler; married 21 Feb 1942 Maxine J. Hires]

Ralph E. Siler, age 86, of Nixa, passed away Monday, December 11, 2006. He was born April 19, 1920, in Brown Branch, Missouri, the son of Jesse W. and Eulah (Taber) Siler. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. On February 21, 1942, he and Maxine J. Hires were united in marriage. Mr. Siler owned and operated the Nixa Dairy Queen from 1960 until 1979. He previously operated a country store in Douglas County, south of Ava. Mr. Siler was a member of Nixa Christian Church where he served as an Elder and was board Vice Chairman. He served on the Nixa Electrical Board, and was a member of the Nixa Lions Club and Nixa American Legion. He loved to garden and share the harvest. Survivors include his wife Maxine; two sons and their wives, James E. and Jeana Siler, Nixa, and Joseph R. and Debbie Siler, Springfield; four grandchildren, Sandy Siler, Emily Crouse and husband, Matt, Jake Siler, and Josh Siler; two brothers, Claude Siler, Washington, DC, and Bob Siler, Ava; a sister, Ora Schmitt, Beaufort, South Carolina; nieces and nephews. His parents and a brother, Billie Siler, preceded him in death. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 14, in Nixa Christian Church. Burial will follow in Hazelwood Cemetery, Springfield, with military honors. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nixa Christian Church Building Fund.

Siler, Thomas Evan 4 Jun 1858 - 28 Jul 1936 CCR 6 Aug 1936 p1

[Note: Son of William R. & Rachel (Jones) Siler; married 1887 Anna Eliza Ratliff 7 Apr 1870 - 25 Feb 1939]

Thomas Evan Siller was born June 4, 1858 in Campbell county, Tennessee and departed this life, July 30, 1936, aged 78 years, 1 month and 26 days. He moved with his parents to Texas county, Missouri in 1881 where he was united in marriage to Miss Anna Rutliff in 1887. To this union 8 children were born. He is survived by his widow, 5 daughters, Mrs. Rachel Moyer and Mrs. Bessie Garkill of Eugene, Oregon, Mrs. Gloria Newton of Ozark, Mrs. Eva Britton of Riverdale, Kansas, and Mrs. Letha Winn of Los Angeles, California, and 3 sons, Audrey of Joplin and Joe and Luther of Hanford, California, and several grand and great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, Hiram Siler of Mountain Home, Arkansas, and two sisters, Mrs. Melva Hodge of Kansas City and Sue Moyer of Iola, Kansas. He was converted and joined the Missionary Baptist church at the age of 42 years of which faith he lived until his death. Funeral services were conducted in the Sparta Baptist church Saturday, August 1,1936 at 2:30 p.m., with Rev. J.M. Applegate officiating. Burial was made in the Sparta Cemetery under the direction of the B.C. Klepper Funeral Home of Ozark.

Siley, ? died 11 Aug 1901 CCR 22 Aug 1901

[Note: the only Mrs. Siley on the 1900 census in Missouri was a Mary C. Siley born 1846 in Kentucky, wife of Melvin Siley in Harrison County, Missouri - sounds unlikely that a 54 year old from another part of Missouri would have rode horseback to take her mother to Kissee Mills]


Ward, Sam died 11 Aug 1901 CCR 22 Aug 1901

[Note: no Sam or Samuel or S. Ward appeared in Taney or any adjacent county on 1900 census]

A Taney County Tragedy

On Sunday, August 11th, Mrs. Siley took her mother to Kissee Mills, returning home alone and when in a lonely part of the road, she was dragged from her horse and outraged, and apparently after remounting her horse, she was shot in the back by her assailant and instantly killed. The disappearance of Sam Ward, who was seen in that locality, pointed to him as the assailant, and the county was thoroughly searched, but no trace of him was found until last Saturday when his remains was discovered near the place where he had committed the crime, with the rifle still in his hand and a bullet through his head, his remains being badly decomposed

Silva, Nathaniel Gene 2 Jul 1959 - 3 Jul 2004 CCH-N 28 July 2004

[Note: Son of Nathaniel Cordell & Bonnie Thompson - apparently adopted by step-father, Richard Silva; married Renee Crawshaw]

Nathaniel "Gene" Silva was born July 2, 1959 in San Bernadino, Calif., and died July 3, 2004 in Ozark, Mo., in a mobile home fire. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tracy Silva, and his father, Nathaniel Cordell. Survivors include a daughter and son, Kristen and Jarred Silva, Springfield; mom and dad, Bonnie and Richard Silva, Orroville, Calif.; a brother, Ron Silva, Orroville, Calif.; three sisters, Sherri Camp, Orroville, Calif., Barbie and husband David Barron, Springs, Texas, and Rachelle Silva, Fairfield, Calif.; along with five nephews and two nieces and a host of family and friends. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2004

Silva, Tracy Marie 17 Feb 1988 - 17 Feb 1988 OH 25 Feb 1988

[Note: Daughter of Nathaniel Gene & Renee (Crawshaw) Silva]

Tracy Marie Silva, infant daughter of N. Gene and Renee Silva, . Ozark, was stillborn Feb. 17 at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. Graveside services for Tracy were held Saturday at the Bruner Cemetery, under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Rev. Larry Lafferty officiated at the services. Survivors include Tracy's parents; an older sister, Kristen, of the home; paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Richard Silva, Fairfield, California; maternal grandmother Mrs. Bea Crawshaw, Sparta; paternal great-grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Charles Thompson, Springfield, Ohio; and maternal great-grandmother Mrs. Eula Burch, Mountain Grove.

Silver, May (Jolly) 23 Mar 1859 - 17 May 1932 CCR 19 May 1932 p1

[Note: Daughter of John S. & Catherine (Vickers) Jolly; married 19 Oct 1882 Walter H. Silver 17 May 1858 - 2 Sep 1933]

Mother W.H. Silver. May Jolly was born on March 23, 1859, at Newport, Kentucky, the daughter of John S. and Catherine Jolly, and passed away at her home in Ozark on Tuesday evening, May 17, 1932, at the age of 73 years, 1 month and 24 days. At the age of thirteen she confessed her faith in Jesus and was baptized into the membership of the Baptist church, to which faith and congregation she remained faithful and true. When a young lady she moved with her parents to Shelbyville, Illinois and there was wooed and wedded by W.H. Silver on Oct. 19, 1882. To this union three children were born. They are Mrs. John Meyers of Moweaqua, Illinois; Glen A. of Springfield, Missouri; and F. Verne of Humansville, Missouri. The children with their father were at her bedside when death called. She is also survived by five grandchildren and a host of friends. After living for several years in Illinois, Mr. and Mrs. Silver moved to Oklahoma where they remained a short time, returning to Illinois. Later they came to Missouri and after a residence at Bolivar and Humansville they came to Ozark on April 1, 1925. For the past few years Mother Silver has been ill but took worse some two weeks ago and gradually succumbed to the malady with which she suffered. Funeral services were held at the home on Wednesday afternoon, May 18, at 3:30 o’clock with Rev. Ross Carter officiating. Accompanied by relatives B.C. Klepper left by motor with the body Thursday morning for Moweaqua, Illinois, for burial. In memory of our own Mother, who passed away many years ago, and in appreciation for the motherly instinct of Mother Silver which was ministered by her towards us, we dedicate this eulogy to the sweetness of her life. As we stepped into the activity of our life in Ozark, among the first we met and learned to love were Mr. and Mrs. Silver. It wasn’t long until their genuineness of friendship, their parental love and affection and the sweetness of the personalities kindled a responsive affection and almost from the day we met they have been known as ‘Mother’ and ‘Dad’ to us. On Tuesday evening, as the sun sank to rest in the glory of its golden hue; as the moon rose with a mellowness that was affectionate and as the stars peeped dimly yet brightly in the moonlit sky, we knew that Mother Silver was slowly approaching the vale between life and eternity, we wished, in case it must be, why not let her soul slip into the sweetness of the death that shall be hers on such a night. Almost as we hoped that her departure should be as sweet and quiet as the life she had lived, we were notified that the end had come. Mother Silver lived so as to chisel into her own personality the loveliness of her every thought and action. By the tone of her voice, by the twinkle of her eye, by the essence of her personality and even by the silvery hue of her hair, the purity of her soul was reflected to those who knew her with the instinct of love. As we write we flinch under the pang of a sincere loss, but ours, in the passing of Mother Silver, is as nothing compared to the anguish and sadness as those who claim a sacred kinship. To him, who a shot time less than fifty years has traveled life’s smooth or rugged pathway under the guidance of her companionship, her departure is a sever loss. But there are so many sweet memories of those fifty years of companionship to be reflected upon, that he expresses a rejoicing that the end was so peaceful and quiet, devoid of any suffering and pain. An added peaceful thought which comes to his as he mourns, is that she loved so sincerely and so deeply, that she fought to delay the end until such a time that he, whom she leaves, may look back and remember that the day he celebrates as a birthday of life, may be remembered for her as her birthday into heavenly peace and contentment. Nothing we might say or think would bespeak a fitting eulogy to the life of this wonderful companion and mother. Her reward is beyond the question of doubt and the monument she has lived to build into the memory of those she leaves will be lasting at the glory of the golden sunset, or the mellowness of the silvery moon or the brightness of the twinkling star, And so in love for her whom I knew as mother of birth and boyhood, I dedicate this eulogy to her whom I knew as mother in friendship and manhood.


Silver, May (Jolly) 23 Mar 1859 - 17 May 1932 CCR 2 Jun 1932 p6

Buried at Moweaqua. Our report of the burial of Mrs. W.H. Silver, who passed away at her home here on Tuesday, May 17, and was buried at Moweaqua, Illinois, on Thursday May 19, was mislaid and failed to appear in last week’s issue. Mother Silver’s many friends will be interested in knowing that the remains were taken by B.C. Klepper in the funeral coach accompanied by relatives, to Moweaqua. The party arrived at Moweaqua cemetery at 4:40 o’clock, Thursday evening, May 19. A large crowd of the family’s relatives and friends were gathered at the cemetery when the body and its escorts arrived. A short service was held in the cemetery just before burial. The pastor of the Moweaqua Baptist church officiated. Moweaqua friends of the family acted as pall bearers from the funeral coach to the grave. The long trip was made without mishap and the services, although short, were very impressive. The big crowd present at the cemetery and the numerous floral offerings with which the grave was decorated bespoke the deep affection and esteem held for Mr. and Mrs. Silver by their former townspeople at Moweaqua.

Silver, Walter H. 17 May 1858 - 2 Sep 1933 CCR 7 Sep 1933 p1

[Note: Son of Jedidiah H. & Julia A. (Mead) Silver; married 19 Oct 1882 May Jolly 23 Mar 1859 - 17 May 1932]

W.H. Silver is called by death. Succumbs to severe heart attack after being ill but a few short hours, body taken to Illinois for burial beside Mrs. Silver. Walter H. Silver, aged 76 years, well-liked citizen of Ozark for more than seven years, was suddenly called by death last Saturday morning at 1:10 o’clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Clayman, where he had been making his home since Mrs. Silver passed away more than a year ago. The report of Mr. Silver’s death was a staggering blow to his many friends and relatives, who were of the opinion that he was apparently in good health. Friday morning Mr. Silver in company with Bill Taylor, Dr. J.C. Young and Bela Klepper, went squirrel hunting north of town. They took their breakfasts with them and after hunting several hours enjoyed the meal. Mr. Silver ate heartily and then hunted for an hour or two before coming to town. He went to the Clayman home where he dressed several squirrels, went into the house and shaved and was seized with severe pains in his stomach and chest as he started to cross the living room. He sank upon a day couch, and there he was found by Mrs. Clayman a short time later. He remarked that he had eaten some sandwiches at breakfast and thought he was suffering with a case of the ptomaine poisoning. Dr. Wade was immediately called and administered treatment. Fearing that Dr. Young who had remained in the country might be ill from the same cause, Bill Taylor went to investigate but found Dr. Young alright. He was told of Mr. Silver’s illness and returned to town with Bill to assist Dr. Wade. It was discovered, however, that Mr. Silver’s illness was not from ptomaine poisoning but was a severe attack of heart trouble. Every stimulant was given to restore heart action but no response was obtained. He appeared to rally late in the afternoon and during the forepart of Friday night, but shortly after 12 o’clock he became worse and passed away at 1:10 Saturday morning. The remains were prepared for burial at the Klepper Undertaking Parlors, in which Mr. Silver has been interested. Short funeral services were held in the Parlors on Saturday afternoon with Rev. J.W. Caughron officiating. At 6:30 o’clock Saturday evening Mr. Klepper, Forest Klepper, [illegible] Veatch and John M. Pile, left overland for Moweaqua, IL, the home of Mr. Silver’s only daughter and the burial place of Mrs. Silver, with the body. The party arrived at Moweaqua at 11:30 Sunday morning, where the body lay in state at the daughter’s home until 4 o’clock when burial was made in the Moweaqua cemetery beside Mrs. Silver. Mr. Pile, who accompanied the body to Illinois and who remained for a day or two, did not arrive home until late Tuesday evening, so time is not sufficient to give you a complete and adequate obituary of Mr. Silver at this time. But next week a fitting and proper eulogy to this wonderful life will be written.


Silver, Walter H. 17 May 1858 - 2 Sep 1933 CCR 14 Sep 1933 p3

Walter H. Silver was not known to the writer by that application. We knew him as “Dad”. The second week after the writer and his family came to Ozark, Mr. and Mrs. Silver came into the lives of our family in such a way that they became endeared to us as “Mother” and “Dad”. Hardly a week passed but we were in their home or they were in ours. We were all inhabitants of a community in which neither had relatives ,and naturally we became closely identified with each other. We found in Mother and Dad Silver a consolation which we missed in the parenthood of our birth as the writer was deprived at the age of 14 of a father, and it seems that Dad Silver stepped into a place that had long been vacant in our life. We found in him one in whom we could confide without the least fear of having confidence betrayed. We found in him one ready and willing to give advice to us the same as he would have given it to his own son. This is a characteristic, not only evident in his association with intimate friends, but any who cared could talk with Dad Silver in confidence. In Dad Silver we found a person broad in his conception of life, yet specific in his interpretation of its diving principles. He was a lover of games and although he had reached the allotted time of three score and ten, he joined with the younger men of the town in their outdoor games. Here may lie one of the secret why he was so dearly beloved by so many of the younger men. Dad Silver was not an ordinary citizen. In the communities in which he lived he always took an active and prominent part in civic affairs. At Shelbyville, Illinois, his name appears on the annals of the city as having served efficiently and honestly as mayor and while living her he was a candidate for the same position. He was a lover of his church and the things it stands for. He was constructive in his endeavor and benevolent in aspirations. He was not quick to form or express opinions but when formed or expressed he backed them with conviction and sincerity. He was born near Shelbyville, Illinois where he grew to manhood. He was united in marriage to May Jolly, to which union were born three children, all of whom survive. They are Mrs. John Myers of Moweaqua, Illinois, Verne of Lakeview, Iowa; and Glenn of Jefferson City at the time of his father’s death. Other immediate relatives survive, but their names and addresses were not learned. He took suddenly ill about 10 o’clock on Friday morning, Sept. 1, and passed away at 1:10 a.m., Sept. 2. The children were not reached in time for them to arrive at his bedside. The remains were taken to Moweaqua, Illinois, where they were laid to rest on Sunday, Sept. 3, beside Mother Silver who passed away on May 17, 1932. Since the passing of Mother Silver, Dad had been as a dove with a broken pinion, hurt, restless and dissatisfied. Often he spoke of his only desire to “go to be with her.” It seems that Dad might have felt the time was near as he made a visit to the children just two weeks before passing away and his arrangements in Ozark before departing on that trip were preparatory arrangements for events after his death. It seems to many that Dad returned to Ozark to the place where he might find that which he had lost. In the hearts of all who knew Dad as we knew him, there is sadness and lonesomeness, yet there dwells a memory of one of the most lovable characters we have ever known. Peace be to the ashes of Mother and Dad Silver.

Silvey, Otis Sterling "Doc" 31 May 1914 - 31 Mar 2001  CCH-N 11 April 2001

[Note: Son of James Riley "J. R." & Alta B. "Allie" (Stockton) Silvey; married 20 Jun 1935 Rae Tabor 7 Oct 1913 - 9 Jan 1998]

Otis Sterling "Doc" Silvey, 86, Spokane, passed away Saturday, March 31, 2001 in Ozark Riverview Manor. He was born May 31, 1914 in Long Run, Mo., the son of James Riley "J.R." Silvey and Alta B. "Allie" (Stockton) Silvey. On Jan. 20, 1935, he and Rae Tabor were married. She preceded him in death on Jan. 9, 1988. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, a sister, and a grandson, Randy Silvey. Mr. Silvey was a farmer throughout his life. He attended Old 65 Full Gospel Church. Survivors include: two children, Artilla Stone and her husband Matt, Bruner and Doyle Silvey and his wife, Burnell, Spokane; three grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandchild; a brother, Jess Silvey and a sister, Vada Smith, both of Long Run. A graveside funeral was April 2 in Spokane Cemetery with Rev. Joe Dan Edwards officiating.

Silvey, Rae (Taber) 7 Oct 1913 - 9 Jan 1998  CCH-N 21 Jan 1998

[Note: Daughter of Arch & Sylvia (  ) Taber; married Otis Sterling “Doc” Silvey 31 May 1914 - 31 Mar 2001]

Rae Silvey, age 84, of Spokane, died Friday, January 9, 1998 in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born October 7, 1913 in Taney County and was the daughter of Arch and Sylvia Taber. On January 20, 1935 she married Otis Sterling Silvey. Mrs. Silvey was of the Pentecostal faith. Survivors include: Her husband, Sterling "Doe" Silvey, two children and their spouses, Artilla and Matt Stone, Bruner, and Doyle and Burnell Silvey, Spokane; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Randy Silvey, two brothers, and four sisters. A graveside funeral was at 11:00 a.m. Monday in Spokane Cemetery, with Rev. Joe Dan Edwards officiating. Services were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

Silvey, Randy Joe 12 Apr 1962 - 1 Dec 1988 OH 8 Dec 1988

[Note: Son of Doyle & Vurnell (Orr) Silvey; married Lori]

Randy Silvey, 26, of rural Highlandville, died at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 1 in his home of an apparent gunshot wound. Services for Mr. Silvey were held Dec. 5 in the Harris Funeral Chapel, Ozark. Burial was in Spokane Cemetery. Mr. Silvey was a graduate of the Spokane High School class of 1980. He was employed at the Vermillion Company, Springfield. He is survived by his wife, Lori; a son, Brandon, of the home; his parents, Doyle and Vurnell Silvey, Spokane; his paternal grandparents, O.S. "Doc" and Kae Silvey, Highlandville; his maternal grandfather, Carl Orr, Omaha, Arkansas: and by several aunts. uncles and cousins.

Simbeck, Gladys (Cottrell) 14 Jun 1922 - 28 May 1986 OH 5 Jun 1986 p4

[Note: married John Simbeck 1 Feb 1924 - 31 Mar 2001]

Gladys Simbeck, 63, Ozark, died May 28 in Cox Medical Center South following a short illness. The body was returned to Tuscumbia, Alabama, for funeral services and burial May 31. Local arrangements were under the direction of Harris Funeral Home, Ozark. She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Ozark, and had been a member of the Ozark community for the past 12 years. Survivors include her husband, John; one daughter, Barbara, Ozark; two sisters, Flora Gunselman, state of Ohio, and Stella Cox, Florence, Ala.; four brothers, George and Raymond Cottrell, both of Florence, Ala. and Thomas and Calvin Cottrell, both of Sheffield, Ala.; two half-brothers, Fred Prince, Sheffield, Ala. and Paul Prince, Russellville, Ala.; and one granddaughter.

Simbeck, Thomas J. 30 Mar 1926 - 7 Mar 1985  OH 28 Mar 1985 p8

[Note: Son of Herman B. & Clara M. (McIntire) Simbeck; married 2 Mar 1953 Mary Moran]

Funeral services for Thomas J. Simbeck, 58, were held March 11 at the Jolley Brothers Funeral Home in Deadwood with pastor Charles Hadlock officiating. Burial was at Black Hills National Cemetery with military honors. Mr. Simbeck died March 7 at the Northern Hills General Hospital in Deadwood. A memorial has been established in his name. Simbeck was born March 30, 1926 in Wayland Springs, Tenn., the son of Herman and Clara Simbeck, He was raised in Florence, Alabama. He lived and worked for a while in Waterloo, Iowa. He was married to Mary Moran March 2, 1953 at Waterloo, then moved to Albert Lea, Minnesota. In 1966-1967, he lived in Cuba, Mo, before moving to Lead in 1967. In 1974, he moved to Deadwood where he had lived since. He was employed by the Homestead Mining Company since 1968. Simbeck was a member of the VFW Post 477 of Albert Lea, Minn, and the United Steel Workers local 7044. Surviving are his wife, Mary, of Deadwood; two sons, Jimmie Lee Simbeck, Florence, Alabama. and James T. Simbeck, Spearfish, S. D.; five daughters, Bonnie Kidders, Central City, S. D.. Deborah Lee, Albert Lea, Minn., Diana Simbeck, Spearfish, Brenda James, Rapid City, S. D., and Leona Luca, Pellham, Alabama; one brother, John Simbeck, of Ozark; and his mother, Clara Diener of Ozark; half sisters, Alice O’Conner, Loretto, Tenn., Clara Pounder, Sheffield, Alabama, and Della Russell, Florence, Alabama. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, five brothers and two sisters.

Simino, Laura Suzanne (Worland) Rhodes c1972 -  27 Oct 1995  CCH-N 1 Nov 1995

[Note: Daughter of Mark & Donna (  ) Worland; married ? Rhodes; married Kelly Simino; no SSDI record found]

Laura Suzanne Simino, 23, of Eldon, Mo., died at 2:40 a.m., Friday, Oct. 27, of injuries received in an automobile accident. She is survived by: Her husband, Kelly Simino, Eldon, Mo.; a son, Michael Rhodes; her parents, Mark Worland, Texas, and Donna Zieger, St. Charles, Mo.; and three brothers; Gary, Eric, and Phillip Worland of St. Louis, Mo. Her body was cremated under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. No services are planned at this time.

Simkins, Katherine B. (Bird) 14 Mar 1896 - Sep 1978 OH 28 Sep 1978 p9

[Note: married George Harold Simpkins]

Rogers, Ark. - Katherine B. Simkins, 82, Rogers, died Tuesday in the Rogers Memorial Hospital, She was born March 14, 1896 in Allentown, Pa. She was a retired school teacher and a member of the Presbyterian Church of Rogers. Survivors include one son, George Simkins of Fayetteville; two daughters, Janice Frazier of Noel, Mo and Mrs. Mary Anne Deffenderfer of Ozark, Mo and six grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Callison Funeral Chapel in Rogers with Dr. William A, Rail officiating. Burial was in Paces Chapel Cemetery.

Simmons, David "Doc" 1 Feb 1871 - 20 Jan 1926 CCR 22 Jan 1926

[Note: Son of  Gilmore H. & Mary (Young) Simmons; married 17 Feb 1903 Myrtle McCoy 26 Mar 1882 - 17 Aug 1960]

Doc Simmons, an old and well known resident of Sparta, died at his home Tuesday, January 19, 1926, aged 54 years. Funeral services were held at the Sparta Christian church at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, conducted by Rev. Elijah Hanks, with interment under direction of Rathbun of Sparta and Chaffin of Ozark. The deceased leaves the widow and one daughter, Mrs. Homer Gardner.

Simmons, Edward John, Jr. 6 Jan 1957 - 3 Jun 1982  OH 10 Jun 1982 p9

[Note: Son of Edward John & Maxine (Combs) Simmons]

Services for Edward John Simmons, Jr., 25, Springfield, were held June 7 in Adams Chapel in Ozark with Dr. Robert Shank officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Walnut Grove. Mr. Simmons was found dead in his home Thursday afternoon. Springfield police officers attributed the death to a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Mr. Simmons was a member of the Ozark First Baptist church. He  was a 1975 graduate of Ozark High School and was a lab technician for Foremost Dairy. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed J. Simmons, Rogersville; a daughter, Brandy Rochelle, Rogersville; two sisters, Sonia and Dawn, both of Rogersville; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Berish, Walnut Grove and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Larry Combs, Redfox, Ky.


Simmons, Edward John, Jr. 6 Jan 1957 - 3 Jun 1982  OH 17 Jun 1982 pB9

Card of Thanks

The family of Edward J. Simmons, Jr. would like to thank all their friends and neighbors and all Ed’s friends and neighbors for all the help, prayers, cards, food and flowers. These expressions of love will always be remembered. We also thank the Rev. Bob Shank of the First Baptist Church of Ozark for his wonderful consoling message. The music by Barbara Gann and singing by Joyce Rucker was heartwarming and sincere. We also thank the Adams Funeral Home for all their help and arrangements.  Ed. Sr.  Maxine  Larry  Sonia  Dawn Simmons  Georg and Catherine  Berich  Martha M. Combs  22-1tp

Simmons, James Ray 28 Nov 1912 - 8 Jul 1933 CCR 13 Jul 1933 p1

[Note: Son of Henry & Dona (Ford) Simmons; married Gladys Keith]

Powersite automatic gates opened without warning and rushing waters catch three boys in boat -- accident happened last Saturday evening. Three youths were drowned in White River at Forsyth early last Saturday evening when an automatic gate in the Powerside dam opened without warning and the rush of water capsized the light boat in which they were fishing under the powerhouse. Russell Keene, 17, of 421 E. Brewer St., Springfield; Ray Simmons, 21, Forsyth; and Joe Day, 21, Forsyth. The accident occurred about 8:30 o'clock when an automatic switch in the powerhouse overhead opened the gate to one of the huge power wheels after the line from another wheel, which had been in use, had broken as a result of Saturday afternoon’s rainstorm. The youths apparently realized the danger when the gate slowly began to open, for one of them was seen to reach for a handhold on the dam wall above the waterline. In so doing, he upset the boat, however, according to witnesses and his two companions grabbed hold of him. The first youth’s grasp was not sufficient to hold himself and his mates and the three were carried down to death in the turbulent waters below. When word of the tragedy was flashed to the powerhouse all the gates were closed and the search for the bodies began. The bodies of the Day and Keene youths were recovered half an hour later. The Simmons youth’s body was recovered several hours later. Simmons was widely known in southwest Missouri as captain of the champion Forsyth High School basketball team in 1932 and again last winter, when his team was eliminated in the semi-finals at the meet at State Teachers College in Springfield. He was a large youth and played center on the team. He was married and had a baby girl. His wife was the former Gladys Keith of Forsyth.

Simmons, Loyd Randall “Randy” 15 Aug 1962 - 6 Dec 2010 SN-L 12 Dec 2010

[Note: Son of Wyman & Karon (  ) Simmons; married Brenda]

Loyd Randall Simmons, age 48, of Nixa, Mo., passed away Monday, December 6, 2010, in Cox Medical Center South in Springfield, Mo. He was born August 15, 1962 in Independence, Mo., the son of Wyman and Karon Simmons. He was preceded in death by his mother, Karon Simmons; and one son, Thomas Barnes. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Brenda Simmons; a daughter, Misty Bobbitt; three grandchildren, Paxton, Chance and Seth Bobbitt; two brothers, Rick and Everett Simmons; two sisters, Diane Simmons and Linda Laughter; his father and stepmother, Wyman and Shirley Simmons; and three stepsisters; Debbie, Sarah, and Becky. In lieu of flowers donations would be appreciated. Please send to 106 Aspen Dr. Nixa, 65714 "Randy Simmons Memorial Fund."

Simmons, Maxine (Combs) 19 Nov 1935 - 12 May 1996

[Note: Daughter of ? & Martha Mae (  ) Combs; married Edward John Simmons]

Maxine Simmons, 60, of Walnut Grove, formerly of Ozark, passed away in her home on Sunday, following a five month illness. Her age was 60 years. She was born in Sassafras. Kentucky and formerly living in New York, moving to Ozark in 1972 and residing in Walnut Grove since 1993. She was a former employee of Fasco Industries and member of Smyrna Baptist Church, Ozark. She is survived by her husband, Edward of the home; two daughters, Sonia Cooper and Dawn Mixon, both of Ozark: a son, George Lam Simmons of Springfield: ten grandchildren; her mother, Martha Mae Combs of Red Fox, Kentucky; three brothers, Oakie and Beckham Combs, both of Detroit. Michigan and Truman Combs of Red Fox, Ken.; three sisters. Alma Portwood. Mavis Adams and Carolyn Combs all of Red Fox, Kentucky. She was preceded in death by two sons, Edward Jr. and James as well as two daughters, Karen and an infant. Services will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. in Wilson Brim Daniel Chapel, Walnut Grove with Rev. Dale Grubaugh officiating with burial in Greene Lawn Cemetery in Walnut Grove.

Simmons, Myrtle (McCoy) 26 Mar 1882 - 17 Aug 1960 CCR 18 Aug 1960 p5

[Note: Daughter of Harrison Lyons & Sarah (Abbott) McCoy; married David "Doc" Simmons]

Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Simmons, 78, lifelong resident of the Sparta community, who died Wednmesday morning at her home, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Sparta Church of Christ with the Rev. Burial will be in Sparta Cemetery under direction of Harris of Clever. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ruby Fugitt of Republic; two grandchilren, Mrs. Louella Loomis of the home and Jack Fugitt of Republic; two great grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. C. D. Mease, Hugo, Okla.

Simmons, Tom 18 Sep 1887 - 30 May 1979 OH 7 Jun 1979 p10

Services for Tom Simmons, 91, Forsyth, were held Sunday at the Community Presbyterian Church in Forsyth with the Rev. Allen Ledbetter officiating. Burial was in Ozarks Memorial Park Cemetery. Masonic graveside services were conducted by Forsyth Masonic Lodge No. 463. Mr. Simmons died May 30 at Skaggs Community Hospital, Branson, after a long illness. Among survivors is a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Mease of Ozark.

Simone, Peter Vincent 24 Jun 1957 - 20 Oct 2006 SN-L 26 Oct 2006

[Note: Son of Vincent M. & Jane M. (Hilliard) Simone]

Peter Vincent Simone, 49, Billings, died at 10:55 p.m. Friday, October 20, 2006. He was born June 24, 1957, in Poughkeepsie, New York, the son of Vincent M. and Jane M. (Hilliard) Simone. Graveside memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 28, 2006, at Brookline Cemetery, Brookline, with Rev. Kendrick officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at www.

Simons, Eden Rachelle 1968 - 22 May 1981  OH 28 May 1981 p9

[Note: Daughter of Kenneth & ? (Roth) Simons; no SSDI found]

Services for Eden Simons, 12, Rt. 1, Ozark, were held Sunday at the Harris Chapel with the Rev. Ronald Day officiating. Burial was in the Selmore Cemetery. The Christian County Sheriff’s Department was awaiting Tuesday the report of an autopsy performed by a pathologist at St. John’s Regional Health Center, where the child was pronounced dead upon arrival last Friday. She would have been in the seventh grade next year in Ozark schools. Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Simons; two brothers, Kreg and Jon, both of the home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl French, Lamar; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Phil Roth, Lamar and paternal great grandmother, Mrs. Nellie Rose, Lamar.


Simons, Eden Rachelle 1968 - 22 May 1981  OH 28 May 1981 pB6

Card of Thanks

To each and every friend and neighbor who called, brought food, sent flowers and cards,. offered help, held our hands or said a prayer, our profound and heartfelt thank you.  Edens family.

Simons, John A. 1947 - 13 Feb 1988  OH 18 Feb 1988

[Note: Son of ? & Jeannette (?) Simons; married Pamela]

John A. Simons, 40, of Rogersville, died at 1:52 a.m. Saturday in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a short illness. A requiem mass for Mr. Simons was held Tuesday in St. John's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Darian K. Williams officiating. Services were under the direction of the Herman Lohmeyer Funeral Home. A recent graduate of Southwest Missouri State University, Mr. Simons was an Art Major and was teaching in the local area schools. He was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church. He is survived by his wife, Pamela, Santee, California; his mother, Jeannette Simons, Rogersville; two sons, Adam and Joshua, both of Santee; and three brothers, Richard, Rogersville, Roger, Ozark, and Charles, Costa Mesa, California.

Simons, Nadine (Ladd) 29 Feb 1953 - 6 Jan 2002  CCH-N 16 Dec 2002

[Note: Daughter of John Dick & Emma Elsie Elizabeth (Evans) Ladd]

Nadine Simons, age 49, of Springfield, died Jan. 6, 2002, in her home. She was born Feb. 29, 1953, the daughter of John Dick Ladd and Emma Elsie Elizabeth (Evans) Ladd. Simons worked as a daycare provider until recently. She loved all the children she cared for. Simons always had a good sense of humor and enjoyed the beauty of nature. Survivors include: Two children, Andy Simons, of the home, and his girlfriend Andrea Nelson, of Ozark, and Sonya Steelman and her husband Troy, of Springfield; two grandchildren, Timothy Kemp and Hayden Steelman; 11 brothers and sisters, Claire Rainwater, of Lee's Summit, Thomas Ladd and his wife Joanne, of Clinton, Wilma Mackey and her husband Chuck, of Belton, Robert Ladd and his wife Simiko, of Hawaii, Ralph Ladd, of Norwalk, Calif., Ronald Ladd and his wife Linda, of Independence, Patricia Ladd, of the Home, Grace Sinclair, of Independence, Sharon Mammorella and her husband John, of Battlefield, Peggy Neil and her husband David, of Marshfield, and Brenda Johnson and her husband Keith, of Springfield; and nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Jan. 9 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Mark Kiser and Bill Baker officiating. Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery, Fordland.

Simpson, Charles William 8 Feb 1916 – 10 Jun 1996

[Note: Son of John Keltner & Ida Ethel (Whitsett) Simpson; married Maxine]

Charles William Simpson. 80. of Sacramento. CA. died Monday, June 10, 1996. Mr. Simpson was born February 8, 1916, in Sparta, the son of John and Ida Simpson. He graduated from Sparta High School in 1934. He resided in Rockford, IL for many years before moving to California. He was a retired welder for the Boiler Makers. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Maxine Simpson; and a sister, Mildred Ferrell. He is survived by his three sons, Bill Simpson. Dalton, GA; Jerry Simpson, Pigeon Forge, TN: and Greg Simpson, Henderson, NV; four grandchildren; two brothers, George Simpson, Sparta and John Simpson, Searcy, AR; four sisters, Nancy Bray, Sparta; Inis Mitchum, Raytown; Mary Harris, Ozark and Helen Acheson, Stockton; an aunt, Lydia Andrews, Oldfield; a number of nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. Services and burial were held June 14 in Sacramento, CA.

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