Sims, Ray Gene, d. 2009 - Sissell, Carroll, d. 1998

Sims, Ray Gene 29 Jul 1937 - 27 Jan 2009 SN-L 30 Jan 2009

[Note: Son of Hershel R. & Wilma I. (Blades) Sims; married 31 May 1957 Nina Catherine Crowley]

Ray Gene Sims, 71, of Clever, passed away on Tuesday, January 27, after a short illness. He was born on July 29, 1937, to Hershel and Wilma Sims. Ray had lived his entire life in Clever and dedicated his life to farming, family and friends. Ray will be remembered for his love of people, animals, land and nature. Ray is survived by his children, Natalie, Springdale, Ark., Stephanie, Charlotte, N.C., and Michael of Clever, Mo.; four grandchildren; five nephews; and six nieces. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 30, in Meadors Funeral Home, in Republic, at 6 p.m. Funeral services will also be held in Meadors Funeral Home on Saturday, January 31, at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Frazier Cemetery, in Boaz.


Sims, Roy W. 30 Aug 1940 - 28 Nov 2006 SN-L 30 Nov 2006

[Note: Son of Otto & Ruth (  ) Sims; married Paula]

Roy W. Sims, born August 30, 1940, passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2006, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born and reared in Stone County, Roy graduated from Southwest Missouri State College in 1961. While at Missouri State, Roy was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) fraternity and continued as an active and contributing alumnus of the fraternity until his death. Upon graduation from MSU, Roy entered the Marine Corps. A Veteran of the Vietnam War, Roy retired from the Marine Corps as a Lieutenant Colonel after 22 years of service to his country. After retiring from the Marine Corps, Roy divided his time between Naval and Governmental contracting, and his cow/calf operation on his farm near Jamesville, Missouri. Although the Naval/ Governmental contracting business required that he spend time in both San Diego and Washington D.C., Roy's most enjoyable times were spent on the farm working his cattle and visiting with friends. Roy was preceded in death by his parents, Ruth and Otto Sims. He is survived by his wife Paula; daughter Lara Sims; sister Helen Sims of Springfield, Missouri; and niece Linette Young and her husband, Trey, and their children, Dallas and Savannah of Clever; as well as numerous cousins and a host of virtually hundreds of friends on both coasts and in the Midwest. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 2, 2006, in Adams Funeral Home Chapel, Nixa, Missouri. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, December 1, 2006, in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Springfield News-Leader, November 30, 2006.


Sims, Ruby Maxine 17 Mar 1926 - 19 Feb 1928 CCR 23 Feb 1928 p1

[Note: Daughter of Jacob & ? ( ) Sims]

Ruby Maxine Sims, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Sims, died at their home near Ponce de Leon Sunday morning, February 19, at the age of 1 year, 11 months and 2 days. Funeral services were held February 20, at Pleasant View, at 2 o’clock p.m., with burial in Pleasant View cemetery under direction of T. B. Chaffin.


Sims, Sarah (Kirk) 16 May 1859 - 11 Aug 1938 CCR 18 Aug 1938 p3

[Note: Daughter of James & Caroline (Burks) Kirk; married Franklin Sims]

Sarah Sims was born May 16, 1839, and departed this life Aug. 11, 1938, at the age of 79 years, two months and 25 days. She was married to Franklin Sims Dec. 15, 1878. To this union were born 10 children. Her husband and one daughter preceded her in death. Those who survive are W.T. Sims, J.A. Sims, Mrs. Maud Rhea, Mrs. Sinda Ellingsworth, all of Highlandville, Mo., C.F. Sims of Billings, Mo., Mrs. Nettie Jenkins of Ponce de Leon, Mo., Mrs. Annie Stockstill of Ashland, Ore., Mrs. Nova Lathrop and Mrs. Effie Wells of Ozark, Mo., and her sister, Mrs. Etta Winningham of Oklahoma City, 34 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, other relatives and a host of friends to mourn her going. She professed a hope in Christ at the age of 14 years and later joined the Pleasant View Baptist church, of which she was a faithful member until death. Even under the strain of her great affliction she always rejoiced and was thankful to her Maker and often said she was never alone; that Jesus was always by and ready to help her. Funeral services were held Saturday in the Flood church at 2 p.m. conducted by Rev. R.C. Harding with burial there under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever, Mo.


Sims, Thomas E. “Tom” 10 Oct 1861 - 2 Dec 1932 CCR 8 Dec 1932 p5

[Note: Son of James & Sarah Jane (Tatum) Sims; married 18 Aug 1881 Annie T. Carter 26 Jan 1862 - 31 Aug 1895]

Thomas E. Sims was born Oct. 10, 1861 and departed this life Dec. 2, 1933 aged 71 years, 1 month and 23 days. He was united in marriage to Annie T. Carter, Aug. 18, 1881, and to this union were born five children, four of whom are still living: Mrs. Faris Tatum of Selmore, Mrs. Fred Collins of Selmore, Mrs. Allen Doran, Highlandville, Mrs. Fred Kerr of Cassidy. His wife and child preceded him in death. He professed faith in Christ some 42 years ago and joined the Methodist church of which he was a member at death. He leaves besides his children three sisters, one brother, 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren with a host of relatives and friends to morn his loss. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. in the Selmore Christian church by Rev. Dillon with burial in the Selmore cemetery under the direction of T.B. Chaffin.


Sims, Thomas Terril 14 Oct 1865 - 5 Mar 1945 CCR 8 Mar 1945 p1

[Note: Son of William H. & Celia M. (Duncan) Sims; married 11 Sep 1890 Amanda E. Harp 16 Dec 1879 - 21 Apr 1909 death date from tombstone differs from obit; married 1924 Effie (Terry) Clevenger]

Thomas Terril Sims was born Oct. 13, 1865, near Riverdale in Christian county, Mo., and passed away March 5, 1945, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Pearl Eutsler. 800 State Street, Springfield, Mo. He was married to Miss Amanda Harp on Sept. 11, 1890 and to this union were born four children, one of whom died in infancy. Mrs. Sims passed away April 21, 1900, and a son, Burnis died April 28, 1942. In 1924 he united in marriage with Mrs. Effie Clevenger and one son was born to this union, Walter Lee Sims, who was killed in action in Belgium on Jan. 4, 1945. Mr. Sims is survived by his wife, Effie; one son, John of Neosho, Mo., and one daughter, Mrs. Eutsler of Springfield. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon in the Riverdale church with burial in the Glenn cemetery under the direction of the Maples Funeral Home of Clever.


Sims, Uel Edgar 18 Jun 1916 - 10 Nov 2006 SN-L 11 Nov 2006 & SN-L 12 Nov 2006

[Note: Son of James Edgar & Virginia S. “Jennie“ (White) Sims; married Patricia Fortner]

Uel Edgar Sims went home to his Heavenly Father on Friday, November 10, 2006, after a long illness. Uel was born in Highlandville, Missouri, to James Edgar and Virginia (White) Sims on June 18, 1916. Uel was one of six siblings, all of whom preceded him in death. Uel is survived by his wife of 51 years, Patricia Fortner Sims, and a son, J. Mark Sims. Uel was always proud of his military service as a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. A superb craftsman, he was active in the local housing industry for many years. A member of Seminole Baptist Church, Uel was a faithful servant of his Lord. Visitation will be Sunday, November 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. in Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home at Midtown, 1635 N. Benton, Springfield. Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 13 at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Jim White officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Sims' name to Community Hospices of America, 1465 E. Primrose, Suite A, Springfield, MO 65804, or to the charity of the donor's choice.


Sims, Verd O. 1884 - 16 Feb 1961 CCR 23 Feb 1961 p1

[Note: married Amelia Carter 1888 - Feb 1964]

Services for Verd O. Sims, 76, Route 1, Clever, who died at 3:45 p.m. Thursday at his home were at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Jamesville Baptist church with the Rev. Lawrence Childers and Allen Maples officiating. Burial will be in Flood Cemetery under direction of Harris of Clever. He is survived by his wife, Amelia, one son, Otto Sims of Hurley, one daughter, Mrs. Wilma Cloud of Nixa; one brother, Jake Sims of Highlandville, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.


Sims, Velta L. (Gaddy) 14 Mar 1934  - 5 Mar 1991 NN-E 14 Mar 1991

[Note: Daughter of ? & Mamie (?) Gaddy; married Herbert H. Sims 12 Jan 1930 - 12 Nov 1987]

Velta Sims, 56, Billings, died at 10:43 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 1991, in Cox Medical Center North, following a short illness. She was the widow of the late Herbert H. Sims, who preceded her in death on Nov. 12, 1987. She was a member of the Billings Fire Department Dispatch. She is survived by a son, Larry Sims, Billings; four daughters, Linda McMillan, Springfield, Joann Batson, Republic, Gaylene Brown, Galena, and Sherry Williams, Billings; her mother, Mamie Gaddy, Billings; one sister, Joyce Clines, Billings; and nine grandchildren. Services were held Saturday in Meadors Chapel, Billings, with the Rev. Oran Cobb officiating. Burial was in Kerr Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Foundation.


Sims, Virginia S. “Jennie” (White) Dec 1885 - 19 Jun 1971 CCR 23 Jun 1971 p4

[Note: Daughter of John Holland & Octavia (Melton) White; married James Edgar Sims 15 Oct 1886 - Jun 1973]

HIGHLANDVILLE - Mrs. Jennie Sims, 85, a life-long resident of Highlandville, died at 3:20 p.m. Saturday at Mercy Villa, Springfield, Mrs. Sims was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Edgar; three sons, Holland, Ontario, Calif.. Uel, Springfield, and Dale, Fondulac, Wis.; three daughters, Mrs. Opal Banks, Ontario, Calif,,. Mrs. Zeda Thogmartin, Highlandville and Miss Octa Alice Sims, of the home; one brother, Tommy White, Springfield; 4 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Sims were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery.


Sims, Walter Rush 22 Jul 1865 - 11 Apr 1938 CCR 14 Apr 1938 p1

[Note: Son of William & Celia M. (Duncan) Sims; married Ida Blanche Glenn 15 Mar 1870 - 10 Mar 1950]

Walter R. Sims, aged 73 years, a former resident of Ozark, died Monday night at his home at 741 S. Broadway in Springfield, Mo. He was born and reared in Christian county and for many years was a builder and contractor here in Ozark. About 20 years ago he moved to Springfield where he continued his work. He was the subcontractor on such buildings as the Colonial hotel, the Medical Arts building and the Woodruff building. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Ida B. Sims, a son, Clark, of Miami, Fla., five daughters, Mrs. Maud Coffland of Tulsa, Mrs. Harry M. Jackson and Mrs. L.E. Griggs of Miami, Fla., Mrs. D.B. Chapman of Birmingham, Ala., and Mrs. Joe Houston of Tulsa; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Thomas of Chehalis, Wash., and Mrs. Good Parsons of Crane, Mo., and one brother, Thomas Sims of this county. Funeral services were held Wednesday in Springfield with burial in the Ozark cemetery.


Sims, Walter Rush 22 Jul 1865 - 11 Apr 1938 CCR 21 Apr 1938 p1

The following obituary of Walter R. Sims, who passed away at his home in Springfield Monday, April 11, has been contributed for publication: Mr. Sims was born July 22, 1864, on the old Sims home place near Riverdale, Christian county. He was the eldest of a family of ten children born to William H. and Celia Sims. He was united in marriage at the age of 21 to Ida B. Glenn, to which union nine children were born, six of whom, with the mother, survive. They are Mrs. Maude Coffland, 741 S. Broadway, Springfield, Mrs. H.M. Jackson, Sebring, Fla., Mrs. L.E. Grigg, Miami, Fla., Clark H. Sims, Miami, Fla., and Mrs. J.B. Houston, Tulsa, Okla. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at the Alma Lohmeyer Funeral Home in Springfield, with Rev. B. Frank West of Nixa officiating. Burial was made in the Ozark city cemetery.


Sims, Ward Ray 5 Dec 1907 - 21 Mar 1998  CCH-N 1 Apr 1998

[Note: Son of George & Emma (  ) Sims; married Fern Sicosky; married 23 Oct 1971 Adeline Violet Hopkins]

Ward Ray Sims, age 90, of Nixa, died Saturday, March 21, 1998 in Cox Medical Center South He was born December 5, 1907, in Highlandville to George and Emma Sims. On October 23, 1971, Ward was united in marriage to Adeline Violet Hopkins. Ward was a heavy equipment operator for many years working on the construction of the Garrison Dam in Riverdale, North Dakota, and Oahe Dam in Pierre, South Dakota. Ward, a retired welder loved gardening and making lawn ornaments. Ward was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Fern Sicosky; a brother, Neal Sims, two grandsons and two sons-in-law. Survivors include: his wife, Adeline, six daughters, Marlene Jordan and her husband, Jim, Sacramento, Calif., Gail Vogeler, and Jeanie Ueker, both of Pierre, S.D., Kathleen Williams, Summersville; Patrica Cassayre, Napa, Calif., Deanna Kuper, Yakima, WA; a son Stanley Mullen, Alaska; a sister Norma Gahagan, Highlandville and a brother, Ed Sims of Billings; 25 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and two special friends, Glen and Ruth Sagerser, Nixa. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 24, 1998, at Pleasant View Baptist Church with Rev. Clifford Day officiating under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, Burial was in Flood Cemetery.

Sims, Willard Efton “Bill” 30 Oct 1932 - 22 Sep 1986  OH 25 Sep 1986 p4

[Note: Son of Claude & Dephia (Flood) Sims; married 21 May 1957 CCM Patsy Lou Howard]

Services for Bill Sims, 53, Ozark, will be held this Thursday, Sept. 25 in Harris Chapel, Ozark with the Rev. Terry Kendrick, and Rev. Burney Claxton officiating. Burial will be in Flood Cemetery near Highlandville. Mr. Sims died Sept. 22 in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was a retired steamfitter, and a member of Local No. 178 Forgers and Fitters Union, Springfield.  A native of the Highlandville community, he moved to Ozark in 1957. He was a member of the Hopedale Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for the past 15 years, and was a member of the “Seekers” gospel quartet. Survivors include his wife Patsy; one daughter, Denise of the home; two sons, Danny and Dewayne, both of Ozark; two brothers, Huey Sims and Arlie Sims, both of Highlandville; three sisters, Clarice McWilliams and Lucille Stokes, both of Springfield and Della Ann Smith, Bentonville, Ark.; one half-brother, Jack Sims, Grover City, Calif.; and two grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.

Sims, William Burnis 30 Jun 1895 - 28 May 1942 CCR 1 May 1942 p1

[Note: Son of Thomas Terril & Amanda E. (Harp) Sims; married 1921 Della May Burton 10 Apr 1900 - 15 Aug 1984]

Funeral services for Wm. Burnis Sims, 46, who died April 28, at his Nixa home, following a lengthy illness, were held Thursday, April 30, in the Riverdale church, conducted by Rev. R.C. Harding, with burial under direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever. The American Legion had charge of services and acted as pallbearers. Mr. Sims enlisted as a volunteer in the U.S. Army in 1917, and served with the A.E.F. in France for 18 months, seeing much active service. In 1921, he was married to Delia Burton. Besides his widow, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Sartin of Pomona, Calif., a son, Jack Allen of the home; his father, Thomas T. Sims of Crane, Mo., one sister, Mrs. Pearl Eutsler and a brother, John Sims, of Stark City. He was a member of the Clever Methodist Church.

Sims, William H. “Bill” 4 Jul 1842 - 23 Jun 1922 CCR 30 Jun 1922 p8

[Note: Son of Thomas H. & Mary Ann (Tatum) Sims; married Celia M. Duncan]

Wm. H. Sims, an old resident of Ozark and Christian county died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jones at Kiefer, Okla. Friday, June 23, 1922 aged 82 years, 11 months and 19 days. Uncle Bill, as we all knew him was a Civil War veteran having served some three years in a Missouri regiment. He leaves two sons and three daughters and quite a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren to mourn his departure. The remains were shipped to Ozark for burial where they were taken in charge by the Ozark Undertaking Co, and conveyed to the Christian church where funeral services were held Sunday afternoon conducted by Rev. B. Frank West of Springfield, followed by burial in the city cemetery beside his wife who preceded him some three years ago.

Sims, William Rankin 1865 - 28 Jul 1939 CCR 3 Aug 1939 p1

[Note: married Alice Lyons ? - 1893; no legible tombstone in Chadwick Cemetery]

William Rankin Sims was born in 1865 and died suddenly sometime Friday morning at his home nine miles southwest of Chadwick. His body was found a short distance from the house by F.N. Gideon, a neighbor, about 7 am. Coroner Wilburn Maples was called but no inquest was held, death obviously resulting from a heart attack. Mr. Sims came to this community about ten years ago from Kansas and was living alone on his farm at the time of his death. His wife, Mrs. Alice Lyons Sims, preceded him in death in 1893. Survivors include two adopted daughters, Mrs. Stella Makin of Olivet, Kansas, and Mrs. Nellie Luciuc of Canon City, CO, and a brother, Jacob L. Sims, of Santa Barbara, CA. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 29, at 3 pm at Chadwick, Rev. Joe Applegate officiating. Interment was made in the Chadwick cemetery under the direction of the B.C. Klepper Funeral Home of Ozark.

Sims, William T. 10 Nov 1880 - 11 Jan 1963  CCR 17 Jan 1963

[Note: Son of Franklin M. & Sarah Margaret (Kirk) Sims; married Midia Alice Flood 11 Feb 1884 - 29 Nov 1921]

William T. Sims, 82, of Highlandville, died at 8:45 p.m. Thursday in Springfield Baptist Hospital. He had been a Highlandville resident most of his life, with the exception of 14 years during which he resided in Springfield. He was employed as weighmaster at the Union Stockyards. A member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Mr. Sims is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ottie Wilson, Ivanhoe, Calif., and Mrs. Martha Wright, Highlandville; two grandsons, four great-grandchildren, one brother, J. Edgar Sims, Highlandville, and four sisters, Mrs. Anna Panky, Ashland, Ore., Mrs. Sinda Wilson, Ponce de Leon, Mrs. Mettie Jenkins, Springfield, and Mrs. Effie Wells, Ozark. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Plainview Baptist Church, west of Highlandville, the Revs. Lowell McFall and Robert Russell officiating. Burial was in Flood Cemetery under direction of Harris.

Singleton, Clarence 23 Mar 1912 - 26 Aug 1978 OH 31 Aug 1978 p5

[Note: married Doris Evelyn]

AVA - Services for Clarence Singleton, 66, Ava, were at 2 p.m. today in Clinkingbeard Chapel with the Revs. John Moles and John Campbell officiating. Mr. Singleton died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in his home after apparently suffering a heart attack. He was a lifelong resident of Douglas County. He had served the last 24 years as Douglas County Treasurer. He had earlier been a farmer and school teacher. Survivors include his wife, Doris Evelyn; four daughters, Mrs. Faye Krider, Camdenton, Mrs. Evelyn Cantwell, Ava, Mrs. JoAnne Holmes, Jefferson City, and Mrs. Karen Heatherly, Ozark; two sons, Johnny, Quincy, and Dale, Lake Latawana; three sisters, Mrs. Florence Ziemer, Liberty, Mrs. Beulah Briggs, Fresno, Calif., and Mrs.,. Delilah Mae Koester, Ava; two brothers, Willis D. “Bill”, Ava and Robert L., Cabool; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart Fund.

Singleton, Robert L. “Bob” 30 Dec 1920 - 16 Oct 1983 OH 20 Oct 1983 p10

[Note: married NonEarl]

Services for Robert L. “Bob” Singleton, 62, Mountain Grove, were held Oct. 18 in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Everett Buchanan officiating, Burial was in the Ava Cemetery with American Legion graveside services. Mr. Singleton died Oct, 16 in his home after a sudden illness. A horse trainer, he moved from Ava to Mountain Grove four years ago, He was a veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, NonEarl of the home; one daughter, Miss Roberta Thomas, of the home; one son, Leon Singleton, Mountain Grove; one brother, Bill Singleton, Ava; three sisters, Mrs. Lilah Koester, Ava, Mrs. Florence Zismer, Liberty, and Mrs. Beulah Briggs, Fresno, Calif.; and five grandchildren.

Singleton, Walter C. 3 Sep 1883 - 11 May 1969  CCR 15 May 1969 p8

[Note: married Edna]

Walter C. Singleton, 84, Billings, died at 9:10 p.m. Sunday in his home after a lingering illness. A native of Jefferson County, Kansas, Mr. Singleton moved to this area from Hays, Kansas, in 1957. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Edna; two sons, Leslie E., Springfield and James W., Salem, Mass. and three grandchildren. Funeral services were in Bradford-Surridge Chapel with C. C. Keller officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Springfield.

Sink, Charles Leland 12 Mar 1947 – 7 Jan 2000  CCH-N 19 Jan 2000

[Note: Son of Charles Marion & Flaudine (Richardson) Sink; married Linda Sue Wilson]

Charles Leland Sink, age 52, Sparta, passed away Friday, January 7, 2000 in his home. He was born March 12, 1947 in California, the son of Charles Marion Sink and Flaudine (Richardson) Sink. Mr. Sink worked as an auto detailer for 166 Auto Auction.  Survivors include his wife, Linda Sue (Wilson) Sink; a son, Charles Stewart Sink; three stepchildren, Charles and his wife Amy Wilson, Reeds Spring, Tanya Wilson, Springfield and Lori and her husband Brad Eagleburger, Fair Grove; three grandchildren, Dakota Allen, Nacoma Cheyenne and Caleb Riley Wilson; a very special friend, Linda Winslow, Sparta; and brothers, sisters and a host of other relatives and friends. Friends and family gathered at Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, on January 11, 2000 to celebrate Mr. Sink’s life.


Sink, Sarah Victoria (Herndon) Wallace 10 Mar 1841 - 13 Sep 1901 CCR 17 Oct 1901

[Note: Daughter of  William Holman & Margaret (Hotchins) Herndon; married  29 Apr 1855 David Marion Wallace - 26 Nov 1861; married 1863  Stephen R. Sink 18 Feb 1823 - 7 Jul 1888]

Died at her home in Nixa, Mo. Sept 13th 1901, Mrs. Sarah V. Sink, aged 60 years 6 months and 3 days, of dropsy of the lungs, after an illness of two months. Sarah Victoria Sink was born in Goochlin County, Va. March 10th, 1841 and came to Missouri about 1847, where she resided until he death. She was married to David M. Wallace April 29, 1855. He died Nov 26th, 1861. She married Stephen R. Sink in 1863. He died July 7th 1888. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. A> Grubaugh at the Payne cemetery on the James Sept. 14th, 1901 at 2 o’clock in the presence of a large concourse of people, relatives, neighbors and friends. His text was Job 14: 2- “He cometh forth like a flower and is cut down, he fleeth also as a shadow and continueth not.” It was one of the most sympathetic sermons we ever heard for such an occasion. Sister Sink united with the M. E. church when but a girl, at the Wesley Chapel, and lived a consistent member until her death. She was a good christian, a good companion, a loving mother and was loved by all who knew her. But, alas, death came and called for her and she bid her children and friends adieu. She left five children to mourn her loss, two sons and three daughters, all living near the little town of Nixa except one daughter who lives in Idaho. Adieu to all - To be with Christ was far better than the good of this world. She bore her afflictions with patience. One less on earth, one more in heaven - A Friend.


Sisco, America Delila “Lila” (Wright) 11 Aug 1915 - 5 Sep 2008 SN-L 6 Sep 2008

[Note: Daughter of John Franklin Segal & JuliaAnn Artelie (Bookout) Wright; married Clyde Maxwell Sisco 28 Jan 1911 - 18 Jul 1982]

Lila Wright Sisco, 93, of Springfield, passed away on Friday, September 5, 2008, in Cox South Hospital in Springfield. She was born on August 11, 1915, in Fordland, Mo., to Mr. and Mrs. John Franklin Segal and JuliaAnn Artelie (Bookout) Wright. She was the fifth child out of nine. She was married to Clyde Sisco in Galloway, Mo. Lila was preceded in death by her parents and husband Clyde Sisco. She is survived by three children, Jack and his wife, Sue; Jerry and his wife, Sharon; Glenda Jo and her husband, Ray Birchler; eight grandchildren, Marie Gilliland, Kim and her husband, Tim Yarham, Jeff Birchler and his wife, Angela, Paul Sisco and wife, Brenda, Jacque and her husband, Brad Thummel, Kelly and her husband, Dan Bussell, Lisa and her husband, Bob Walker, Jessica and her husband, Micheal Spragg; and three great-grandchildren; one sister, numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held in Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home at Rivermonte, 4500 S. Lone Pine, Springfield, on Sunday, September 7, 2008, from 2 to 4 p.m. Funeral services will be Monday, September 8, 2008, at 2 p.m., in the Klingner-Cope Chapel with burial to follow in Old Galloway Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at

Sisco, Billy Joe 22 Mar 1931 - 18 Jun 2000  CCH-N 21 Jun 2000

[Note: Son of  Wilburn Thomas “Jack“ & Della Mae (Cates) Sisco; married 1957 Iva Ruth Bilyeu]

Billy Joe Sisco, 69, Chadwick, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2000 in St. John's Regional Health Center. He was born March 22, 1931 in Galloway, Missouri, the son of Thomas Wilburn and Della Mae Cates Sisco. Mr. Sisco was U.S. Navy Veteran, having served during the Korean War. He was a retired Security Guard with Zenith and had been a Police Officer with the city of Springfield. In 1957, he married Iva Ruth Bilyeu. Together they had three children. Survivors include his daughter, Sandra Weter and her husband, Gene, Chadwick; two sons, Ronald Sisco and his wife Monique, Keokuk, Iowa; and Mark Sisco; Chadwick; two brothers, Ray Sisco, Galloway and Don Sisco, Chadwick; a sister, Roxie Dobbs, Chadwick; five grandchildren; and four  great-grandchildren. Proceeding him in death were his parents; a sister, Georgia Dobbs; and four brothers, Clyde, Dewey, Oren and Gene Sisco. Graveside services were at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, June 20, 2000 in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery, Chadwick, with the Rev. Randy Sisco officiating, under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

Sisco, Clyde Maxwell 28 Jan 1911 - 18 Jul 1982 OH 22 Jul 1982 p2

[Note: Son of Wilburn Thomas “Jack” & Della Mae (Nelson/Cates) Sisco; married America Delila Wright 11 Aug 1915 - 5 Sep 2008]

Services for Clyde M. Sisco, 71, Springfield, were held July 21 in Ayre-Goodwin Chapel with the Rev. Larry Lafferty officiating. Burial was in Galloway Cemetery. Mr. Sisco died July 18 in St. John’s Regional Health Center after a long illness. Formerly of Sparta, he was a longtime resident of Springfield. Survivors include his wife, Delila; two sons, Jack, Springfield and Jerry, Pleasant Hope; a daughter, Mrs. Jo Birchler, Miami, Okla.; a sister, Mrs. Roxie Dobbs, Chadwick; five brothers, Ray and Oren,  both of Springfield; and Gene, Bill and Don, all of Chadwick; and eight grandchildren.

Sisco, Della Mae (Nelson/Cates) 13 Oct 1893 - 20 Dec 1972  OH 28 Dec 1972 p14

[Note: Daughter of ? Nelson; adopted by Neulan A. & Nancy Ann (Melton) Cates; married 2 Dec 1909 Wilbur Thomas “Jack” Sisco 14 Oct 1887 - 30 Jan 1972]

Chadwick - Mrs. Della Mae Sisco, 79, of Chadwick, died in her home at 2 p.m. Wednesday of an apparent heart attack. Mrs. Sisco was a member of the Chadwick Extension Club and had just returned from the club’s Christmas party when she was stricken. She was also a member of the Sparta Christian Church. Survivors include seven sons, Bill, Don and Gene, all of Chadwick, Dewey, Rogersville, Clyde, Max Oran, Ray, all of Springfield; two daughters, Mrs. Rosie Dobbs of and Mrs. Georgia Dobbs, both of Ozark; 21 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Adams of Ozark was in charge of arrangements.


Sisco, Della Mae (Nelson/Cates) 13 Oct 1893 - 20 Dec 1972 OH 18 Jan 1973 p6


We would like to thank everyone for the flowers, cards, prayers, food and other acts of kindness shown us during the loss of our loved one.

The Mae Sisco family.


Sisco, Dewey H. 22 Jun 1919 - 20 Mar 1979 OH 22 Mar 1979 p11

[Note: Son of  Wilburn Thomas "Jack" & Della Mae (Cates) Sisco; married Beatrice]

Dewey H. Sisco, 59, Route 2, Rogersville, died Tuesday at St. John’s Regional Medical Center after a short illness. Mr. Sisco was a lifetime resident of the Springfield area, was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Elks Club. He had attended Galloway Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Beatrice; one daughters, Mrs. Debbie Fielder of the home; six brothers, Clyde, Ray and Oren, all of Springfield and Gene, Bill and Don, all of Chadwick; one sister, Mrs. Roxie Dobbs of Chadwick and one grandson. Arrangements will be announced by Greenlawn Battlefield South.


Sisco, Dewey H. 22 Jun 1919 - 20 Mar 1979 OH 29 Mar 1979 p6

Services for Dewey H. Sisco, 59, Route 2, Rogersville, were held at Greenlawn Battlefield South with the Rev. Darrell Swearengin officiating. Burial was in Rivermonte Cemetery. Mr. Sisco died March 20 in St. John’s Regional Medical Center after a short illness.


Sisco, Harley M. 30 Aug 1940 - 16 May 1986 OH 22 May 1986 p4

[Note: married Merry]

Services for Harley M. Sisco, 45, Nixa, were held May 19 in Ralph Thieme Chapel, Springfield, with the Rev. Stewart Robinson officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Springfield. Mr. Sisco died May 16 in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, following a sudden illness. He was a resident of Springfield since 1959 and was a member of the Missouri Restaurant Association, the Chef’s Association, and the Rhubarb Club of Steak and Shake. Survivors include his wife, Merry; two sons, Mike and Steve, both of the home; two step-daughters, Julie Railings, Mount Vernon, and Sheila Salmon, Springfield; one sister, Vera Lea Cage, Springfield; and two grandchildren.


Sisco, Jean (Shadwick) 23 Jan 1928 - 2 Sep 2006 SN-L 5 Sep 2006

[Note: Daughter of Calvin & ? (?) Shadwick]

Jean Sisco, 78, Ozark, was born January 23, 1928, in Jefferson City. She passed away Saturday, September 2, 2006, in her home, surrounded by family. Her death followed a lengthy battle against emphysema and cancer. She worked for many years in the manufacturing and service industries before becoming disabled. She had a passion for quilting and knitting. She was preceded in death by her father, Calvin Shadwick, and brothers Howard and Marchel Shadwick. Survivors include her children and their spouses, Dorothy and Barry Dawson, Pensacola, Fla., Kenneth and Connie Sisco, Crane, Mo., Butch and Brenda Sisco, Ava, Mo., Dorlas and Ginger Sisco, Forsyth, Mo., Rick and Penny Sisco, Cape Fair, Mo., and Robert and Jean Sisco, Ozark, Mo. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6 in Greenlawn Funeral Home North, with burial following in Greenlawn Cemetery. Visitation is 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family wishes to thank Dr. Rick Williams of Ozark, Dr. Majuta Raju, and the staffs of St. John's Cancer Center and St. John's Hospice Care for their support and care during her ordeal.


Sisco, Oren Max 7 Jun 1925 - 14 Jun 1993  NN-E 16 Jun 1993

[Note: Son of  Wilburn Thomas “Jack“ & Della Mae (Nelson/Cates) Sisco; married 9 Jun 1943 Mary]

Oren Max Sisco, 68, Ozark, died Monday, June 14, 1993, in Cox Medical Center South. He was born June 7, 1925, the son of Jack and Della Mae Sisco. He was a lifelong resident of this area. During World War II he served his country in the U.S. Navy. He served as a Springfield police officer until retirement. On June 9, he and his wife, Mary, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Survivors include his wife, Mary; a great-grandson of the home, Jason Birchler; two daughters and their husbands, Darlene and William Rhodes Jr., and Deann and James Cantrell, all of Springfield; a son, Calvin Sisco, and his wife, Sharon, Marshfield; six grandchildren, William Birchler, Deedra O'Neill, James Cantrell, II, Cindy Sisco and Devin Sisco, all of Springfield, and Jennifer Sisco, Marshfield; a sister, Roxie Dobbs, Chadwick; three brothers, Ray Sisco, Springfield, and Bill and Don Sisco, both of Chadwick; and great-grandchildren, Martie Kay, Tracy Nichole and William Lee Birchler. Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, June 17, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Randy Sisco officiating. Burial will be in Rivermonte Cemetery, Springfield. Friends may call Wednesday at the Funeral Home.

Sisco,  Randy Joe, Rev. 2 Aug 1956 - 3 May 2007 SN-L 5 May 2007

[Note: Son of Donnie Rex & Mildred (Smith) Sisco; married 10 Nov 1978 Susie Lafferty]

Reverend Randy Joe Sisco, 50, of Chadwick, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on May 3, 2007, in his home after returning from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Randy was born August 2, 1956, to Donnie Rex and Mildred Smith Sisco. On November 10, 1978, he and Susie Lafferty were married. Randy enjoyed assisting various churches in the ministry of Jesus and especially enjoyed working with the teenage and young adult groups. His love for the youth was also reflected in his employment as a school teacher and librarian before he became ill. He loved to converse about history, geological facts and rock collecting. But if you wanted to see him shine, just talk about our Lord and His word. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ella and Simon Smith and Wilburn-Poppy Jack and Mae Sisco, whom he will be laid to rest by. Also waiting for him are several aunts and uncles, his mother-in-law Frances Lafferty, and brother-in-law Larry Lafferty. Randy is survived by his wife Sue and their three children: Jason Sisco and wife, Michelle, Brandy Sisco-Reichle and Bill, all of Chadwick, and Angel Sisco of the home. Very special to him was his grandson, Austin Lane Sisco. His first granddaughter, Billie Joe Reichle is due to arrive on September 8, and another grandchild was to enter the world in November. Having more grandchildren overjoyed him. Randy is also survived by his father and mother, Don and Mildred Sisco, Chadwick; a sister and her spouse, Penny and Mark Loveland of Chadwick; a nephew and his wife, Markie and Keesha Loveland and their four children, Kayla, Taylor, Zachary and Alexis; and a niece, Amanda Loveland of Chadwick. Randy's in-laws loved him dearly and saw him as a son and brother rather than an in-law. He is survived by his father-in-law and wife, Joe and Clara Lafferty, several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles and many friends. A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with J.C. Johnson and Tom Sisco officiating. Burial will be in Chadwick Cemetery. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. today, May 5, in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons Bibles or the Hospice of your choice.

Sisco, Roy Gene 2 Jun 1928 - 19 Mar 1992  NN-E 25 Mar 1992

[Note: Son of Wilburn Thomas "Jack" & Della Mae (Cates/Nelson) Sisco; married 24 Mar 1955 Norma Jean Spradling]

Roy Gene Sisco, age 63, died Thursday, March 19 in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born June 2, 1928 at Galloway and was the son of Wilburn Thomas "Jack" Sisco and Della Mae Cates Sisco. He was a lifelong resident of the Chadwick area. On March 24, 1955 he married Norma Jean Spradling. He served as deacon at Chadwick Baptist Temple, was on the Chadwick Cemetery board, and was secretary of the Mark Twain Coon Club. Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers, Clyde and Dewey Sisco; and a sister, Georgia Dobbs. Survivors include his wife, Norma; four sons and their wives, Rick and Sherry Sisco, Chadwick, Charley and Cheryl Sisco, Springfield, Tom and Lisa Sisco and Mike and Stephanie Sisco, all of Chadwick; eight grandchildren, Joshua, Nekeissa, Alysia, Jeremy, Tamara, Stacy, Kayla, and Jesse; a sister, Roxie Dobbs, Chadwick; four brothers, Ray Sisco, Springfield, Oren "Max" Sisco, Ozark, and Bill and Don Sisco, both of Chadwick; and a brother-in-law, Charlie Dobbs, Chadwick. Funeral services were Sunday, March 22 at Chadwick Baptist Temple with Rev. Jerry Loveland and Rev. Carnel "Bally" Johnson officiating. Burial was in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Adams Funeral Home. Memorial contributions to defray medical expenses may be made in care of the funeral home.

Sisco, Wilbur Thomas “Jack” 14 Oct 1887 - 30 Jan 1972 CCR 3 Feb 1972 p4 & OH 3 Feb 1972 p8

[Note: Son of Thomas Franklin & Susan Georgann (Bateman) Sisco; married Della Mae Nelson 13 Oct 1893 - 20 Dec 1972 who was adopted and raised as a Cates]

Wilbur T. “Jack” Sisco, 84, of Chadwick, died at 10:45 a.m. Sunday in Cox Medical Center, Springfield. He was a member of the Christian Church and had lived in Chadwick over 27 years. He also had lived in Sparta and Galloway and was retired from the Ash Grove Lime and Cement Company. Survivors include his wife, Mae; seven sons, Clyde Sisco, Max Sisco, Ray Sisco, Bill Sisco, all of Springfield and Don and Gene Sisco, both of Chadwick; and two daughters, Mrs. Roxie Dobbs and Mrs. Georgia Dobbs, both of Ozark; a brother, Jess, of Salt Lake City, Utah; a half-brother, Noah, of Uniontown, Ark; three half-sisters, Mrs. Neva Bundesen, Petaluma, Calif., Mrs. Eva Bell, Greenfield, Calif. and Mrs. Lizzie Woodworth, Alpena, Ark.; and 20 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday in the Chadwick Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Downs and Charlie Shipman officiating. Burial was in Chadwick Cemetery, under the direction of Adams of Ozark

Sisco, Wilburn Ray 24 May 1922 - 31 Mar 2010 SN-L 4 Apr 2010

[Note: Son of Wilbur Thomas “Jack” & Della Mae (Cates) Sisco; married 10 Jul 1943 Faye Iona Wells]

Wilburn Ray Sisco, 87, of Springfield, Mo., passed away March 31, 2010, with his beloved wife of 67 years by his side. He was born May 24, 1922, in Galloway, Mo., to Wilbur (Jack) Sisco and Della Mae (Cates) Sisco. Ray was united in marriage to Faye Iona Wells on July 10, 1943. He worked at the Lime Plant in Galloway, Mo. In 1946, he was a manager with Brown's Apple Co. in Chelan Falls, WA, until 1959, when the family moved back to Springfield, Mo., and to work a milk route. He owned his own truck and did over the road trucking. Later he took great pride working with heavy equipment for Bridges and Hartman Construction Co. He retired from the Greene County Road and Bridge Dept. He was a teamster and a hard working man that loved his family and the Lord. He was saved and baptized into the fellowship of First Baptist Church of Chadwick in 1973. Galloway Baptist Church has been an important part of the Ray Sisco family's spiritual life. He enjoyed listening to Southern Gospel Music and was supportive of his son-in-law and nephews in their ministries. He had a great passion for his land, wildlife, fishing and outdoors. He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Clyde, Dewey, Oren Max, Billy Joe; and two sisters, Roxie and Georgia Dobbs; niece, Barbara Ann (Dobbs) Hartman; grandsons, James Glen Hunt, Jonathan Paul Cofer; and a great-grandson, Bradley Dozier. Surviving Ray is his wife, Faye; three daughters, Kay (Hunt) and Tate Barner, Springfield, Mo., Linda Sisco, Glendale, AZ, and Shirley and Paul Cofer, Bolivar, Mo.; one son, David Ray and Lisa Sisco, Glendale, AZ; grandchildren, Cheryl Dozier, Justin and Kristy Cofer, Jordan and Rebecca Cofer, Jacob Cofer and Sean Sisco; great-grandchildren, Amanda Dozier, Tyler Hunt, Peyton Cofer; one brother, Don and Mildred Sisco of Chadwick, Mo.; one brother-in-law, several sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends whom he loved very much. He will be in our hearts forever. Visitation is Tuesday, April 6, 2010 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home at Rivermonte, 4500 S. Lone Pine in Springfield. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, in Rivermonte Chapel. Burial in Chadwick Cemetery.

Sisil, Darrell Dean 20 Aug 1921 - 21 Feb 2006 SN-L 23 Feb 2006

[Note: Son of Lovel & Blanch (  ) Sisil; married 28 Feb 1942 Joann Gabbard]

Darrell Dean Sisil, age 84, of Ozark, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2006. He was born August 20, 1921, in Linton, Indiana, the son of Lovel and Blanch Sisil. On February 28, 1942, he and Joann Gabbard were united in marriage. He joined the U.S. Navy, and served in the South Pacific during World War II. Mr. Sisil worked as a plumber and often was able to help others by using this skill. He loved the outdoors, and was an avid fisherman and hunter. He became a Christian as a young adult at Pomona Church of the Nazarene in California. Darrell had been a member of the Nixa Church of the Nazarene since moving to Missouri in 1998. His faith, integrity, and love for his family showed throughout his life. Survivors include: His wife, Joann; two sons, Ronald Sisil of Colorado, and Jeffrey Sisil and fiancee, Christine Uphoff, of California; a daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Ed Gill, Nixa; two grandsons and their wives, Matthew and Jen Smith, Colorado, and Tyler and Jenny Smith, Illinois; a great-grandson, Aiden Smith, of Colorado; a sister-in-law, Imogene Sisil, of Indiana; and a brother-in-law, Bill Gabbard and wife, June, of Indiana; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, C.F. "Buzz" Sisil and his wife, Lucille, and James Lovel Sisil; a son, Darrell Ray Sisil, and son-in-law, Kevin Smith. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 25, at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Pastor Gary Swearengin officiating. Burial will follow at Hopedale Cemetery, Ozark. Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Nixa Church of the Nazarene Building Fund.

Sissel, Burel (Moore) 17 Nov 1908 - 6 Oct 1998  CCH-N 14 Oct 1998

[Note: Daughter of Frank William & Mary E. (Mason) Moore; married 7 Sep 1953 George W. Sissel 28 Sep 1910 - 23 Jul 1995]

Burel Sissel, age 89, of Highlandville, died Tuesday, October 6, in Balanced Care, Nixa. She was born November 17, 1908 in the Tory Community of Christian County, and was the daughter of Frank and Mary (Mason) Moore. She was a member of Highlandville Assembly of God Church. Mrs. Sissel worked as a cook for Burge Hospital in Springfield. Her husband, George preceded her in death. Mrs. Sissel is survived by a grandson, Danny Sissel and his wife, Karen, Highlandville, and four great-grandchildren, Adam, Daniel, Jason, and Jennifer. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Thursday in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Rev. Gary Phipps officiating. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery.


Sissel, Eva Lee (Fox) 24 Jul 1917 - 4 Sep 1996  CCH-N 7 Sep 1996

[Note: Daughter of Joseph F. “Joe” & Adline Orpha “Addie” (Bolin) Fox; married 18 Sep 1937 Lloyd Sissel 22 Mar 1918 - 11 Aug 2006]

Eva Lee Sissel, 79, Nixa, died Sept. 4, 1996, at her home. She was born July 24, 1917, and was the daughter of Joe and Addie (Bolin) Fox. She lived in Nixa throughout her life. On Sept. 18, 1937, she was united in marriage to Lloyd Sissel. Mrs. Sissel was a long-time member of the Church of Christ, and belonged to James River Chapel. Survivors include: her husband, Lloyd; three children, Beverly Hedgpeth, and Bob Sissel, both of Nixa, and Betty Holden, Springfield; ten grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Fri., Sept. 6, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with John Alley officiating. Burial was in Jones Chastain Cemetery.


Sissel, Frances Bethel (Mann) 22 Jan 1909 - 3 Jun 1986 OH 12 Jun 1986 p7

[Note: Daughter of George Roy & Jennie Bess (Magruder) Mann; married Hobart Sissel 24 Oct 1914 - 19 Oct 1987]

Graveside services for Bethel Sissel, 77, Nixa, were held June 7 in Maple Park Cemetery, Aurora, with the Rev. Arnold Welder officiating. Burial was under the direction of Peterson Funeral Chapel, Aurora. Mrs. Sissel died June 3 in Ozark Nursing and Care Center following a long illness. Survivors include her husband, Hobart; one daughter, Gloria Reed, Nixa; two brothers, Asher Mann, Sanger, Calif. and Delmar Mann, Fresno, Calif.; one sister, Syble Maples, Carthage; and two grandchildren.


Sissel, Frances Ellen (Davis) Aug 1897 - 6 Feb 1967   CCR 9 Feb 1967 p1

[Note: Daughter of  Salina Davis? ; married Wilford Joel Sissel 1890 - 17 Jun 1960; this is confusing - Salina Davis 31 Mar 1845 - 12 Apr 1920 married James W. Sims in 1885 when she was 40 years old; Salina Sims‘ tombstone says she is the mother of Frances Sissel, and Lloyd Sissel‘s obit says his mother was Frances Ellen Davis, but Salina was a Sims age 52 at Frances‘ birth! Do not find Wilford & Frances‘ marriage record, and there was no death certificate for Salina Sims - 1900 census in Ponce de Leon says James W. Sims 79 and Salina 54 had married 15 years and Salina had given birth to four children, two of them living - it lists Mary J. Sims born Nov 1886 as a daughter and Frances Davis born Aug 1897 as a niece - maybe the tombstone meant she was an adopted daughter?]

Mrs. Frances E. Sissel, 69, of 2914 West State, Springfield, died at 1:25 a.m. Monday, Feb. 6, in Springfield Baptist Hospital . She had been in failing health for some time. Mrs. Sissel, a lifelong resident of Christian, Stone and Greene Counties, was a member of the Church of Christ at Republic. Surviving are three sons, Lloyd of Nixa, Marvin of Route 2, Springfield; two  daughters, Mrs. Opal Sanders, Route 8, Springfield; Mrs. Gladys Young, Route 1, Brookline; one sister, Mrs. Lillie Benner, Sacramento, Calif.; 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Harris Chapel at Nixa. Burial was in Jamesville Cemetery.


Sissel, Grover Clarence “Sonny” 6 Oct 1931 - 28 Oct 1948  CCR 6 Jan 1949

[Note: Son of Clarence E. & Faye (Fitzpatrick) Sissel]

In a procedure so unusual as to be conclusive, the death last October of “Sonny” Sissel, 17-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Sissel of Nixa, was declared accidental and payment has been made by the Victory National Life Insurance company on a double indemnity policy. At the time of the lad’s tragic death last fall, Coroner Clyde Abbott of Greene county termed it suicide. Parents and friends of the boy were shocked and grieved by the verdict and instigated an investigation of facts surrounding the death. Facts brought out in the private investigation were presented to the insurance company, which waived Coroner Abbott’s verdict and adopted the report of the investigators. Joe H. Monger of Ozark, local agent for the insurance company, stated: “with the information we have been able to develop, our legal counsel, home officials, agents and manager are fully convinced that Sonny Sissel came to his death by accidental means while attempting to adjust the front sight of his rifle”

Sissel, George William 28 Sep 1910 - 23 Jul 1995  CCH-N 26 Jul 1995

[Note: Son of John C. & Louisia (Mosier) Sissel; married 7 Jan 1953 Burel Moore 17 Nov 1908 - 6 Oct 1998]

George Sissel, age 84, of Highlandville, died July 23, 1995 in Cox Medical Center, South, Springfield. He was born September 28, 1910, in Stone County, and was the son of John and Louisia Mosier Sissel. He served his country in the U.S. Army, receiving the Bronze Star. Mr. Sissel was a carpenter and member of the Highlandville Assembly of God Church. He was a member or American Legion Post #434. Survivors include his wife, Burel Moore Sissel; a son, Danny Sissel and his wife, Karen, Highlandville; four daughters, Willadean Nerison, San Rosa, California, Hazel Spicer, Antioch, California, Letha Mathews, Drumright, Oklahoma, and Peggy Gibson, Shawnee, Oklahoma; two sisters, Marie Highbarger and her husband, Harmon, Springfield, and Lelia Hood and her husband, Edd, Nixa; twelve grandchildren; several great- and great-great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. today, Wednesday 26, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Deverett Butrick officiating. Burial will be in Highlandville Cemetery.


Sissel, John C. 1887 -  19 Nov 1963  CCR 21 Nov 1963

[Note: married Louisia Mosier]

John C. Sissel, 76, of Route 1, Nixa, died Tuesday in Burge Protestant Hospital in Springfield. Surviving are a son, George, Highlandville; three daughters, Mrs. Elva Cockrell, Cassville, Mrs. Marie Highbarger, Route 9, Springfield, and Mrs. Lelia Hood, with whom he made his home; and 17 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2, p.m. Thursday (today) in Harris Chapel with Joe Deal officiating. Burial was in Jamesville Cemetery.


Sissel, Lloyd 22 Mar 1918 - 11 Aug 2006 SN-L 12 Aug 2006

[Note: Son of Wilford Joel & Frances Ellen (Davis) Sissel; married Eva Lee Fox 24 Jul 1917 - 4 Sep 1996]

Lloyd Sissel, age 88, of Nixa, passed away at 2:45 a.m. Friday, August 11, 2006, in Cox Medical Center South. Lloyd was born March 22, 1918, in Republic, the son of Wilford and Frances (Davis) Sissel. He was married to Eva Lee Fox, who preceded him in death. Lloyd worked as a farmer on his farm in Nixa most of his life. Lloyd was a member of James River Chapel Church of Christ in Nixa. Survivors include: three children, Beverly Hedgpeth, Nixa, Bob Sissel, Nixa, and Betty Holden, Springfield; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Marvin Sissel, Rogersville; and two sisters, Opal Sanders, Republic, and Gladys Young, Brookline Station. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and brother, Dale Sissel. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug 13 in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Burial will follow in Jones-Chastain Cemetery, Nixa. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.


Sissel, Vergie Ann (Keltner) 9 May 1928 - 2 Aug 2009 SN-L 4 Aug 2009

[Note: Daughter of Lloyd & Ora Lorene (Howe) Keltner; married 4 Sep 1948 Howard Dale Sissel  2 Jul 1926 - 28 Sep 2001]

Mrs. Vergie Ann Sissel, 81, Billings, passed away at 5:15 a.m. Sunday, August 2, 2009, in the Christian Health Care, Republic. She was born May 9, 1928 in Battlefield, Mo. to Lloyd and Ora Lorene (Howe) Keltner. She attended and graduated from the Republic High School. Vergie was united in marriage to Howard Dale Sissel on September 4, 1948. They lived on a farm in the Brookline area from the mid 50's until 1993 when they moved to the farm in Billings where they farmed and raised polled Hereford cattle. Vergie was a member of the Teamsters Retirees and the WPFA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale, September 28, 2001; her parents; a brother; two sisters; and a son-in-law, Stephen Fuller. Survivors include her two children, Don Sissel and wife, Kathy, Billings, and Brenda Fuller, Republic; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Beryl Keltner and Terry Keltner, both of Clever; other relatives and friends. A graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 6, 2009, in Brookline Cemetery under direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Visitation will be 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, in the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Greene County 4-H Foundation, 833 N. Boonville, Springfield, MO 65802. Online condolences may be made at www.meadors


Sissel, Wilford Joel 1890 - 17 Jun 1960 CCR 23 Jun 1960 p4

[Note: married Frances Ellen Davis 1897 - 6 Feb 1967]

Funeral services for Wilford Joel Sissel, 69, who died June 17 at 2 p.m. in the Harris Funeral Chapel at Nixa with Oda Hawkins officiating. Burial was in Jamesville Cemetery. Mr. Sissell attended the Church of Christ at Republic, Mo. He resided in the Jamesville and Republic communities most of his life until moving to Springfield in 1936. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Frances Ellen Sissel of the home in Springfield; three sons, Lloyd of Nixa, Dale of Route 1, Brookline and Marvin of Springfield; two daughters, Mrs. Opal Sanders of Route 8, Springfield and Mrs. Gladys Young of Route 1, Brookline; one brother, John Sissel of Nixa; 11 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Sissell, Carroll "Pat" 24 Jun 1910 - 24 Sep 1998  CCH-N 30 Sep 1998

[Note: Son of Walter Randolph & Lizzie (Holland) Sissell; married 15 Jul 1933 Lois DeVee Lawton 17 Jun 1915 - 14 Jul 1980]

Carroll "Pat" Sissell, 88, Nixa, formerly of Gainesville, Ozark County, passed away Thursday, September 24, at Balanced Care, Nixa.  He was born June 24, 1910 to Walter Randolph Sissell and Lizzie (Holland) Sissell. Mr. Sissell was a self-employed, business owner in several businesses, one of which was the S&S Apco Service Station in Nixa He was a member of First Baptist Church, Gainesville. His favorite hours were time spent fishing and enjoying the companionship of his family. He was preceded in death by his wife Lois DeVee (Lawton) Sissell, a son John Carroll and his parents. He is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Crandell, Savanna, Oklahoma, Bonnie and George Pruett of Seymour, and Martha and Charles Stone of Chetopa, Kansas, two sons and daughters-in-law Carroll Peter and Jeanie Sissell of San Markus, Texas, James Patterson and Myra Sissell of Nixa, one brother, James Sissell, Houston, Texas and a sister, Ruth Morgan, San Benito, Texas, 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services was at 1:30 Monday, September 28, in Harris, a Heritage Funeral Home, Nixa with the Reverend Jeff Connett officiating. Burial will be in McConnell Cemetery, Nixa. Visitation was from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday, September 27, in the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association.

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