Smith, Ida M., d. 1966 - Smith, Leona Katheryn, d. 2007

 

Smith, Ida M. 17 Aug 1885 - 25 Jul 1966 CCR 28 Jul 1966 p1

Mrs. Ida M. Smith, 80, a resident of Ozark 20 years, died at 7:05 p.m. Monday in St. John’s Hospital, following a lingering illness. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Fulton, where she resided before moving here. Mrs. Smith is survived by one son, Jack G. of Fulton; one granddaughter and two great grandchildren.  The body was transferred to Fulton for services at 11 a.m. today in Browning Chapel. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery at Fulton.

 

Smith, Ila Mae (Lea) Sartin 29 Oct 1920 - 18 Aug 2003 SN-L 20 Aug 2003

[Note: Daughter of  Ivyl & Beuna (Wall) Lea; married ? Sartin; married Troy T. Smith]

Ila Mae Smith, 82, Rogersville, passed away Monday, August 18, 2003 in the Ozark Riverview Manor. Ila was born on October 29, 1920 in Fordland, MO to Ivyl and Beuna (Wall) Lea. Ila was a member of the Rogersville First Baptist Church and was married to Troy T. Smith. She was a retired custodian in the Logan-Rogersville Primary School. Survivors include two sons, William and Leah Sartin of Arkansas City, KS, and Jammie Porter and Virginia of Rogersville, MO; two daughters, Leah and Clarence Wade of Rogersville, and Goldie and Percy Snitchler of Stickney, IL; a brother, Ivyl "Tip" and Doris Lea of Washington state; three sisters, Eldora Terrill of Fordland, Laura and Ted Epkes of Las Vegas, NV, and Georgia Tarvin of Washington state; a sister-in-law, Grace Lea of Springfield; 12 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 21, 2003 at Rogersville First Baptist Church, with burial in West Finley Cemetery, Fordland. Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. in Preston-Marsh Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the Rogersville Area Senior Center.

 

Smith, Infant Son 27 May 1982 - 27 May 1982 OH 3 Jun 1982 p10

[Note: Son of Dick & ? ( ) Smith]

Graveside services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Smith, Strafford, were held May 28 in Greenlawn Cemetery with the Rev. Damon Thomas officiating. Burial was under direction of Greenlawn North. The infant was dead at birth May 27 in Cox Medical Center. Survivors in addition to the parents include his grandparents, James R. and Betty David and George and Loretta Hopkins, all of Springfield; and Vernon Davis, Nixa; and his great grandparents, Louis Secrist and Mrs. Mary Frances Weatherford, all of Springfield.

 

Smith, Irma (Rice) Anderson Brown 5 Oct 1913 - 18 Mar 1994 OH 23 Mar 1994

[Note: Daughter of Butler Franklin & Fredreka (Gries) Rice; married 4 Jun 1932 Loyal Anderson 12 Dec 1921 - 8 Jan 1945; married ? Brown; married ? Smith]

Irma Smith, 80, Sparta, died Friday, March 18, 1994 in Ozark Riverview Manor. She was born October 5, 1913 in Ozark and was the daughter of Butler and Fredreka Rice. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Sparta. Survivors include two sons, Jerry Anderson and his wife, Paulette, Oldfield, and Mike Brown, Florida; four grandchildren and their spouses, Greg and Jean Anderson, Ozark, Larry and Terri Anderson, Matthew and Kim Anderson, all of Marshfield, and Eric Anderson, Oldfield; nine great-grandchildren, Amy and Jennifer Bouvia, Rhea, Luke, Jerry, Tim, Josh, Melissa, and Joseph Anderson. A memorial service was held Monday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Gary Robertson officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Sparta.

 

Smith, Irma Neal (Stevens) 21 Dec 1928 - 22 Feb 2009 SN-L 24 Feb 2009

[Note: Daughter of  Arlis & Ruby (Stevens) Stevens; married 1945 Earl Smith]

Irma Neal Smith, 80, Nixa, left us on Sunday, February 22, 2009, following a sudden illness. She was born December 21, 1928, in Timbo, Ark., the daughter of Arlis and Ruby (Stevens) Stevens. Neal was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who found joy and humor in every aspect of life. She had retired from Silver Dollar City where she had worked many years. Neal was a member of North Nixa Baptist Church. Neal is survived by her husband of 63 years, Earl; her son, Michael Smith, Norfolk, Ark.; two daughters, Melissa Mott and husband John, Corpus Christi, Texas and Sarah Holmes and husband Will, Denver, Colo.; six grandchildren, Amanda, Stephen, Michael, Katie, Allison and Matthew; a great grandson, Alex; and a host of lifelong friends. She was preceded in death by her parents. The light she provided our world will be missed by each of us. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa with Pastor Jerry Francisco officiating. Burial will follow in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.

 

Smith, Irvin E. “Dude” 18 Jun 1916 - Aug 1973  OH 30 Aug 1973 p9

[Note: married  Mildred G. Broce 14 Aug 1916 - 25 Jun 1991]

Funeral services for I. E. “Dude” Smith, 57, Sparta. were held Saturday in the Harris Chapel with the Rev. Hubert Swearengin officiating. Burial was in West Finley Cemetery south of Fordland. A longtime resident of Rogersville, Mr. Smith moved to Ozark in 1957, then moved to Sparta in 1968. He was a former employee of Hagale Industries of Ozark and a member of the Spokane Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife Mildred; a son, Donnie Ray of Sparta; two daughters, Mrs. Geraldine Pryer of Spokane and Mrs. Maxine Coffer of Oldfield; four brothers, Ottie of Kansas City, Tom of Springfield, Bobby of Springfield, and Manford of Independence; and four sisters, Mrs. Inez Cornelison of Springfield, Mrs. Violet Smith, Springfield, Mrs. Emma Gene Cantrell, Seymour and Mrs. Wilda Bell Holt of Oldfield.

 

Smith, J. N., Dr. 28 Apr 1931 - 16 Dec 2006 SN-L 18 Dec 2006

[Note: Son of General Sherman & Katie N. (Bloomer) Smith; married 1956 Patricia]

Dr. J. N. Smith, 75, Springfield, was born April 28, 1931, and passed away December 16, 2006. He was born in Christian County Missouri to Sherman and Katie Smith. JN was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church. JN received his Bachelor, Master, and PhD. Degrees from the University of Missouri, Columbia. He taught at MU for seven years and then transferred to Southwest Missouri State in 1959 to help create the AG Economics program. Dr. Smith was the founder of the AG-Industry Study and actively refined it for over 25 years. He was retired from Southwest Missouri State University in 1999. He was active in the Speakers Bureau and Faculty Senate at SMSU. He contributed count-less hours to 4-H, Production Credit Association, Farmers Home Administration, FFA, Chamber of Commerce, Federal Land Bank and Farm Credit Banks. He recently received the Wall of Fame award for his contributions to higher education at Missouri State University. He was well known for his undying devotion to help any and all students wishing to improve their knowledge. He instilled in his students integrity, honesty, and self-reliance. He constantly desired to improve his knowledge. The Family Farmer will sorely miss him. His survivors are his lovely bride of 50 years, Patricia; four children: Carolee Smith, Kansas City, Stuart Smith, Battlefield, Lisa Park, Independence, and Kevin Smith, San Jose, Calif.; three grand-children: Charlotte Smith, Springfield, Riley Smith, Independence, and Madeleine Park, Independence. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, December 20, 2006, at 11 a.m. at Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home, Springfield, Mo. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make any donations to the Student Scholarship Fund of Farm Credit Services Financial, 1934 E. Miller St., Jefferson City, MO 65101.

 

Smith, Jack 4 Jun 1916 - 18 Dec 1974  OH 19 Dec 1974 p1

[Note: Son of Art & Roxie (  ) Smith; married Neva]

Jack Smith Dies At 58

Ozark City Council member Jack Smith died at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Johns Hospital. Jack. a lifelong resident of the Ozark community and owner of the Highlandville Packing Co. suffered an apparent heart attack little more than a month ago. After being released from the hospital for a short time, on Tuesday night of December 10 suffered another heart attack which one week later claimed his life. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home of Ozark. Jack has served on the Ozark City Council since his election last April.

 

Smith, Jackie Lynn (Roush) 14 Oct 1954 - 24 Apr 2004  SN-L 25 Apr 2004

[Note: Daughter of Harvey Lee & Bessie (Pearsall) Roush; married Delbert Howard Smith; parents surname probably mistaken in one obit]

Jackie Lynn Smith of Nixa, Mo., died in her home at 12:20 a.m. on Saturday. The daughter of Harvey Lee Thomas and Bessie Thomas, she was born in Springfield on Oct. 14, 1954. She is survived by her husband, Delbert; three daughters, Deana Smith and Michelle Smith, Nixa, and Barbara Burtrum, Republic; one son, Daniel Smith, Nixa; two sisters, Martha Little, Crane, and Diane Thompson of Mississippi; four brothers, William and Thomas Roush, Springfield, Robert Roush, St. Louis, and John Roush, Ash Grove; and three grandchildren. Memorial services will be in Greenlawn Funeral Home South Chapel at 3 p.m. Monday, April 26, 2004, with Hugh Sears officiating. Jackie has been cremated.

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Smith, Jackie Lynn (Roush) 14 Oct 1954 - 24 Apr 2004  SN-L 26 Apr 2004

Jackie Lynn Smith, 49, of Nixa, Mo., died in her home at 12:20 a.m. Saturday, April 24, 2004, after a long illness. She was born October 14, 1954, in Springfield, to Harvey Lee and Bessie Pearsall Roush. She is survived by her husband, Delbert Howard; two daughters, Deana and Michelle Smith, and son, Daniel Smith, all of Nixa; three grandchildren; four brothers, William and Thomas Roush, Springfield, John Roush, Ash Grove, and Robert Roush, St. Louis; three sisters, Martha Little, Crane, Diane Thompson, Mississippi, and Barbara Burtrum, Republic; and many nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be in Greenlawn Funeral Home South Chapel at 3 p.m. today, April 26, 2004, with Hugh Sears officiating. The body has been cremated.

 

Smith, James "Jim" 1932 - 2 Jul 1991   NN-E 11 Jul 1991

[Note: married Coretta]

James "Jim" Smith, 59, Nixa, died Tuesday, July 2, 1991, in Cox Medical Center North, Springfield, following a short illness. He was born in Kansas City and had been a resident of this area since 1978. He was a farmer and a member of Orchard Crest Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Coretta Smith, Nixa; a son, Kenneth Smith, Springfield; a daughter, Bonnie Dyer, Warrensburg; two stepdaughters; a stepson; his mother, Mabel Smith, Springfield; and six step-grandchildren. Services were Friday in Klinger Mortuary, Springfield, with the Rev. Jerry Jones officiating. Burial was in Bowers Cemetery, Urbana.

 

Smith, James E. 1 Jun 1865 - 19 Feb 1939 CCR 23 Feb 1939 p1

[Note: married Martha Ann Gray 4 Jan 1871 - 13 Jul 1936]

James E. Smith was born June 1, 1865, in Tennessee. He passed away at his home south of Rogersville on Sunday, Feb. 19, 1939, after a short illness of pneumonia. He was 73 years, eight months and 18 days of age at the time of his death. He came to Missouri while yet in his teens from North Carolina and was united in marriage to Martha Ann Gray, who preceded him in death on July 13, 1936. He was a prominent Christian county farmer and was well known throughout this vicinity. He leaves only four sons to mourn his passing: Charley, Warner, Sherman and Fred, all of near Rogersville, and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Monday, Feb. 20, 1939, at 2 p.m. in the Elm Grove Methodist church with the Rev. Goodnight of Monett and Rev. F.E. Hall of Cassville officiating. Interment was made in the Roller cemetery under the direction of the B.C. Klepper Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

Smith, James Edward 16 Jul 1888 - 9 Jan 1948 CCR 15 Jan 1948

[Note: Son of Robert H. ^ Julia (Richards) Smith; married Bertha Grace Bailey 12 Mar 1892 - 2 Jun 1978]

James Edward Smith, 59-year old retired drayman of the Billings Community died at his home at 8:30 Friday morning, following a lingering illness. He had resided in Billings since 1903. He was a member of the now inactive Protestant Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife Bertha, and three sons, Ellis of Aurora, Gene of Laird, Colo., and Alva of Springfield; his mother, Mr. Julia Smith of Billings; and one brother, Alva of Massillon, Ohio. Funeral services were hold at 2:30 Sunday afternoon at the home, conducted by Rev. Verch of Mt. Vernon and Rev. D. S. Frazier of Clever, both longtime friends of the family and Rev. Wheat, pastor of the Billings M. E. Church. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery under direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Billings From The Billings Times January 15, 1948. Contributed by Troy Smith.

 

Smith, James Elmer “Jimmie” 3 May 1880 - 14 Sep 1938 CCR 22 Sep 1938 p1

[Note: Son of Robert Henry & Mary (Walker) Smith; married 3 May 1918 Anna Blanche Flowers]

James Elmer Smith, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith, was born at Linden, Christian county, Mo., on May 3, 1880. He lived on a farm with his parents until he was about 18 years of age, when he went with an uncle to Stevensville, Mont., where he engaged in various businesses. May 3, 1918, he married Anna Blanch Flowers and this union was blessed with one son, Mylo L. In 1929 he moved with his family to Rockyford, Colo., where he was engaged in the filling station business. Mr. Smith was stricken with paralysis in March of that year and grew steadily worse until he was forced to dispose of his interests and Sept. 14, 1938, departed this life to join his loved ones who have gone on before. He leaves to mourn the devoted father, son and brother his son, Mylo L. Smith of Rockyford, Colo., Mrs. R.H. Smith, his mother, and Mrs. I.H. Johnson, Mrs. Addie Melton, sisters, all of Sparta; Mrs. Joe W. Wilson, a sister, of Huntington Park, Calif., Lonnie Smith of Craig, Mont., nieces and nephews and a host of friends. He will be buried in the family plot in Sparta, Mo., beside his father, who preceded him in death early this year. Funeral services were held Sept. 21, at 2:30 p.m. in the Sparta Baptist church by Rev. A.S. Hanks with burial in the Sparta cemetery under direction of the Sparta Undertaking Co., Rathbun and Chaffin.

 

Smith, James Hartwell 13 Mar 1877 - 12 Mar 1935 CCR 21 Mar 1935 p1

[Note: married Della; parents unknown on DC]

James Hartwell Smith was born March 12,1887,in the state of Kansas and departed this life in Christian county, Mo., on March 13, 1935, aged 58 years and 1 day. He made a profession of faith in Christ in July, 1902, and later united with the Antioch Baptist church near Clever. He leaves to mourn his departure his widow, Mrs. Della Smith, five children, Wes of Detroit, Harry of California, Lloyd of Montana, also two brothers, Will of Neosho and Otis of Oklahoma, and many other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 16, in the Klepper Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Watson of Clever, with burial in the City cemetery.

 

Smith, James Henry 1869 - 13 Jan 1944 CCR 20 Jan 1944 p5

[Note: married 1892 Nannie J. Everly]

Funeral services for James Henry Smith, 74, of Rogersville, who died Thursday night at his home after a lingering illness, will be at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon in the Rogersville Christian Church with burial in the Smith Cemetery. He had been a traveling salesman for the Springfield Seed company for the past 41 years. He was married 51 years ago to Miss Nannie J. Everly of Rogersville. Before going to work for the seed company, he was a deputy sheriff for Greene county. Mr. Smith was a well known fisherman and hunter. Surviving besides his widow, are two sons, Everett Adrian Smith of Los Angeles, Calif.; and Solon A. Smith of Rogersville; three grandchildren and two brothers, Jack and Estelle Smith, both of Rogersville, another brother, Dr. S.B. Smith of Walnut Grove, died recently.--Springfield Daily News.

 

Smith, James Thomas “Jim” 3 Jul 1941 - 1 Nov 2006 SN-L 3 Nov 2006

[Note: Son of Thomas & Naomi (Rice) Smith; married 21 Feb 1970 Mary June Achenbach]

James "Jim" Thomas Smith, 65, of Nixa, Mo., formerly of Bridgeton, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2006, at Cox Medical Center, Springfield, Mo. Jim was born on July 3, 1941, to Thomas and Naomi (Rice) Smith. He married Mary June Achenbach on February 21, 1970. They had one son, Karl Thomas Smith. Jim received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla and worked over 35 years at Boeing, formerly McDonnell-Douglas. Some of Jim's projects included the F4E Phatom II, F15 Eagle, and F/A-18 Hornet, where he designed target generators to test fighter radar. The air superiority version of the F15 Eagle never lost an air battle. Jim enjoyed building electronics such as his Ham radio, Heath kit television, and his train sets. He also took pleasure in a clean car, a neat yard, and dark chocolate. His most recent source of joy was his granddaughter, Chloe (21 months old). Jim was preceded in death by his mother and father, and his nephews, Jeff Hornsey. He is survived by his wife, Mary; son, Karl and Vicky Smith, of Nixa; granddaughter, Chloe; his sister, Joan DeGonia of Potosi, Mo.; niece, Elsie DeGonia of Mineral Point, and her children, Amber, Ashley and Jared; and many loving cousins, family and friends. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 4 at 11 a.m. in John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 12567 Natural Bridge Road, Bridgeton, Mo.

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Smith, James Thomas “Jim” 3 Jul 1941 - 1 Nov 2006 CCH-N 15 Nov 2006

[Note: Son of Thomas & Naomi (Rice) Smith; married 21 Feb 1970 Mary June Achenbach]

            James "Jim" Thomas Smith, 65, of Nixa, passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2006, at Cox Medical Center, Springfield, Mo. Jim was born on July 3, 1941, to Thomas and Naomi (Rice) Smith. He married Mary June Achenbach on February 21, 1970. They had one son, Karl Thomas Smith. Jim received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla and worked over 35 years at Boeing, formerly McDonnell-Douglas. Some of Jim's projects included the F4E Phatom II, F15 Eagle, and F/A-18 Hornet, where he designed target generators to test fighter radar. The air superiority version of the F15 Eagle never lost an air battle. Jim enjoyed building electronics such as his Ham radio, health kit television, and his train sets. He also took pleasure in a clean car, a neat yard, and dark chocolate. His most recent source of joy was his granddaughter, Chloe, 21 months. Jim was preceded in death by his mother and father, and his nephew, Jeff Hornsey. He is survived by his wife, Mary; son, Karl and Vicky Smith, of Nixa; granddaughter, Chloe; his sister, Joan DeGonia of Potosi, Mo.; niece, Elsie DeGonia of Mineral Point, and her children, Amber, Ashley and Jared; and many loving cousins, family and friends. A memorial service was held Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006 at 11 a.m. in John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 12567 Natural Bridge Road, Bridgeton, Mo.

 

 

Smith, Janice Kay (Olson) 15 Dec 1949 - 9 Aug 2010   SN-L 11 Aug 2010

[Note: Daughter of Gerald & Bernice (  ) Olson; married 29 Jan 1967 Dale Lee Smith]

Janice Kay Smith, age 60, of Bruner, passed away on Monday, August 9, 2010. She was born December 15, 1949 in Madison, Wisconsin, the daughter of Gerald and Bernice Olson. On January 29, 1967 she and Dale Lee Smith were united in marriage. Janice was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed taking care of her family, especially her grandkids, traveling and camping. Throughout her working career she was employed by Eagle Signal and Cheeseman's in Wisconsin, and was a secretary for the University of Missouri in Columbia. Survivors include her husband, Dale; three children and their spouses, Debra and Greg Floyd, Erie, Colorado, Dale Smith, Jr. and Sarina, Sparta, and Jason and Tara Smith, Sparta; eleven grandchildren, Nicholas and Madison Floyd; Hayden, Jocelyn, Elle, and Emry Smith, Taylor, Jordyn, Isaac, Elijah, and Jadyn Smith; and a sister, Joanne Tangney and husband Richard, Beloit, Wisconsin. Her parents and a brother, John Olson, preceded her in death. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, August 12 in Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 704 South Belview, Springfield. Burial will follow in Bruner Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. on Thursday until service time in the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

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Smith, Janice Kay (Olson) 15 Dec 1949 - 9 Aug 2010 CCH-N 18 Aug 2010

Janice Kay Smith, 60, of Bruner, passed away on Aug. 9, 2010.  She was born Dec. 15, 1949, in Madison, Wis., the daughter of Gerald and Bernice Olson. On Jan. 29, 1967, she and Dale Lee Smith were united in marriage. Janice was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed taking care of her family, especially her grandkids, traveling and camping. Throughout her working career she was employed by Eagle Signal and Cheeseman’s in Wisconsin, and was a secretary for the University of Missouri in Columbia. Survivors include: Her husband, Dale; three children and their spouses, Debra and Greg Floyd, Erie, Colo., Dale Smith, Jr. and Sarina, Sparta, and Jason and Tara Smith, Sparta; eleven grandchildren, Nicholas and Madison Floyd; Hayden, Jocelyn, Elle, and Emry Smith, Taylor, Jordyn, Isaac, Elijah, and Jadyn Smith; and a sister, Joanne Tangney and husband Richard, Beloit, Wis. Her parents and a brother, John Olson, preceded her in death. Funeral services were 1 p.m. Aug. 12 in Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 704 South Belview, Springfield. Burial followed in Bruner Cemetery. Visitation was from 11 a.m. Aug. 12 until service time at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Smith, Jerry Lee 29 Mar 1950 - 16 Jul 1996  CCH-N 20 Jul 1996

[Note: Son of Francis Paul & Gladys Faye (Dixon) Smith; married Sissie Donner]

Jerry Lee Smith, 46, Springfield, died Tuesday, July 16, 1996 in Cox Medical Center, South, Springfield. He was born March 29, 1950 in Springfield and was the son of Francis Paul Smith and Gladys Faye Dixon Smith. At the age of twelve, he was saved and baptized in Fresno, California.  Jerry worked as a supervisor for a pressure treating lumber company in California. Survivors include: His wife, Sissie Donner Smith, Sanger, California; a daughter, Cheryl Lee Smith, Sanger, California; his parents, Paul and Gladys Smith, Springfield; a brother, Michael Paul Smith, Springfield; a sister, Tammy Lynn Kratzer, Springfield; two nieces, Ashley Faye Clements and Jennifer Lynn Smith; and two nephews, Jerry Lee Smith and Michael Paul Smith. Funeral services were at Chadwick Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Adams Funeral Home.

 

Smith, Jerry Willard 11 Sep 1941 - 21 Apr 1982 OH 29 Apr 1982 p8

[Note: Son of Willard E. & Lucy (Billingsley) Smith; married Kay]

Masonic services for Jerry Willard Smith, 40, were held April 23 by Friend Masonic Lodge No. 352 in Adams Funeral Home in Ozark. Funeral services were held April 24 in the chapel with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery. Mr. Smith died April 21 when the tractor-trailer unit he was driving was hit by Burlington Northern train while on White Oak Road two miles east of Rogersville. Mr. Smith was an operating engineer, a navy veteran and a member of Spokane Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Kay; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Smith, Ozark; three daughters, Kelly and Jennifer, both of the home and Debbie, St. Louis and one sister, Mrs. Virginia Perkins, Springfield

Smith, Jimmie Allen  20 Oct 1938 - 15 May 2011 CCH-N 18 May 2011
[Note: Son of Bill & Virginia (Mason) Smith; married Gail]
Jimmie Allen Smith, 72, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2011, at his rural home northwest of Halltown. He was born October 20, 1938, in Halltown, Missouri, to Bill and Virginia (Mason) Smith. Jimmie was a graduate of Miller High School and held a bachelors degree in Psychology from Drury University and a doctorate degree in law from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville. While Jimmie served as a law enforcement officer, as the publisher and editor of weekly newspapers in Republic and Willard and as an attorney, his greatest passion and achievement was the creation of Timberlakes Farm. Jimmie will be best remembered for his love of wildlife, taking a gamble on life's many adventures, his wry sense of humor and his captivating smile. Jimmie is survived by his wife and longtime companion, Gail; two daughters: Cathy Winchester and her husband, Jerry, of Riverton Wyoming, and Carla Spence, of Austin, Texas; four grandchildren: Cody Winchester and his wife, Laurel, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Amanda Sletten and her husband, Joel, of Spearfish, South Dakota, Jim Spence, of Ashburn, Virginia, and Christopher Spence of Austin, Texas; two great grandchildren: Julian Winchester and Blaine Sletten; two sisters: Shirley Hollingsworth and her husband, Paul, and Judy Hurst and her husband, Bill, both of Ash Grove; one brother: Michael Smith and wife, Robin, of Greenfield; nieces Kaitlin Smith and Kelsey Hurst and nephew Cory Smith and a host of other family members. Also surviving Jimmie are Gail's family and longtime friends (Shelby Reynolds Sears, her husband, Mark, and children Michael and Maddie, Shannon Reynolds Commons, her husband, Kenny, and children Brady and Bryce, and the Downeys-Gerry and Gloria, Gerry Jr. and Jenna, Shavonne and Zoe) and many, many dear friends. His parents and his niece, Angela Fortner, preceded Jimmie in death. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 19, in Misemer Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday in the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. In lieu of flowers or contributions, Jimmie's wishes-in keeping with his philosophy on life-would be for his friends and family to simply celebrate the moment. Online condolences may be shared at www.fossettmosherfuneralhome.com.

 

Smith, Jimmy Lee,  Sr. 3 Nov 1935 - 27 Jan 2006 SN-L 29 Jan 2006

[Note: Son of James M. & Bessie (Justice) Smith; married 11 Nov 1955 Margie Kerby]

Jimmy Lee Smith, Sr., age 70, of Highlandville, passed away Friday, January 27, 2006, in his home surrounded by his family. He was born November 3, 1935, in Nixa, the son of James M. and Bessie (Justice) Smith. On November 11, 1955, he and Margie Kerby were united in marriage. Jim was a mechanic for Paul Mueller Company, retiring in 1997. He loved to hunt and fish and enjoyed carpentry and traveling with his family. He was a member of Fremont Hills Baptist Church, where he served as Deacon and Sunday School Superintendent. He led his life as a testament to God. Survivors include his wife, Margie; six children, Kathy Riott and husband, Rick, Galena, Karen Hicks, Nixa, Kim Fursman, Nixa, Jimmy Smith, Jr., Highlandville, Steve Smith, Highlandville, and Kristi Heins, Nixa; grandchildren, Jimi Elizabeth Kissee, Highlandville, Malayna Whitehead, Springfield, Laurie Martin and husband, Riley, Galena, Nickolas Whitehead, Nixa, Trevor McClelland, Nixa, Tyler Smith, Highlandville, Alyssa and Madalyn Heins, Nixa, and Rickey Riott, Jr., Galena; step grandchildren, Charles and Marissa Riott, Galena; great-grandchildren, Allie, James and Grace Kissee, Highlandville, and Cole Martin, Galena; step great grandchildren, Bailey and Taylor Riott; a brother, Bob Smith and wife, Barbara, Elk Grove, California; and a sister, Joan Blevins and husband, William, Nixa. A graveside funeral will be a t1 p.m. Tuesday, January 31, in Patterson Cemetery, north of Nixa, with Pastor Art Hicklin and Pastor Jamie Bilyeu officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

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Smith, Jimmy Lee, Sr. 3 Nov 1935 - 27 Jan 2006 CCH-N 8 Feb 2006

            Jimmy Lee Smith, Sr., 70, of Highlandville, died Jan. 27, 2006.

 

Smith, John Adam “Jack” 20 Oct 1863 - 15 May 1957  CCR 23 May 1957 p5

[Note: Son of John & ?  (   ) Smith; married Elizabeth Belle Bruner 15 Apr 1868 - 21 Feb 1934]

Funeral services for John Adam “Jack” Smith, 93, who died Wednesday May 15 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. E. L. Cowles, of Independence, Kan, were held May 17 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chadwick Union Church with the Rev. Roy Shipman officiating. Burial was in the Swanville Cemetery under the direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Nixa. Masonic rites at the grave were given by the Sparta Masonic Lodge. He was born October 20, 1863 in Monterey, Va. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. John Smith. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Bruner, and to this union five children were born. Mrs. Smith passed away in 1934; one son, Clark, in infancy, a daughter Nell in 1937 and a son John passed away in November. Survivors include the daughter, Mrs. Cowles; a son, Frank Smith of San Francisco, Calif; 11 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

 

Smith, John E. 14 Aug 1851 - 5 Oct 1924 CCR 10 Oct 1924 p1

[Note: Son of  John & ? (Johnson) Smith; married 1873 Dinah I. Melton 3 May 1853 - 7 Aug 1929]

John E. Smith died at his home about six miles south of Ozark, Sunday, October 5, 1924, after about two weeks sickness. He was born in North Missouri August 24, 1851. In 1873, he was married to Dianah Melton. He was converted and joined the Selmore Baptist Church about twelve years ago and remained a faithful member until his death. He had been a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge at Highlandvile for more than 30 years. He leaves a wife and four children, 3 girls and 1 boy, Mrs. Jarrett Shelton, Mrs. Marion McCoy, of Ozark, Mrs. Willie Brazeale, of Highlandville and Mr. Hugh Smith of Selmore and a number of grandchildren and friends to mourn his death. Funeral services conducted by Rev. C. M. Deaver were held Monday and burial ceremony by I. O. O. F. in Selmore Cemetery. He was a well known and well liked citizen.

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Smith, John E. 14 Aug 1851 - 5 Oct 1924 CCR 10 Oct 1924 p1

Card of Thanks

We desire to thank the neighbors and friends, especially T. B. Chaffin and Dr. Farthing, for their kindness and help during the sickness and death of our father and grandfather, John E. Smith.  CHILDREN & GRANDCHILDREN

 

Smith, John H. 6 Sep 1841 - 4 Jan 1913 CCR 10 Jan 1913 p1

[Note: Son of  William Eason & Diana (Hutson) Smith; married  24 Nov 1865  Carroll Co AR Susan P. Harper 12 Nov 1843 - 5 Sep 1914]

Civil War Veteran Passes Away - John H. Smith, Old and Highly Respected Citizen Dies Saturday - Apoplexy The Cause

About four o’clock last Saturday morning, John H. Smith, an old resident and well known in this community, living on the Highlandville road in the south part of town, suffered a stroke of apoplexy from the effects of which he never rallied, passing away about seven o’clock Saturday evening, January 4, 1918, surrounded by his family and friends, aged 71 years and 4 months. Mr. Smith had been in his usual health up to the time of the stroke and was in town some time Friday afternoon. Mr. Smith was born in Searcy County, Ark. and served over two years in Co. H., 1st Ark. Cavalry. He came to Christian county immediately after the war and was soon married to Miss Susan Harper who survives him. His aged mother, still living at the age of 91 years, preceded him in locating in Christian county. Uncle John, as he was familiarly known, was the oldest of a family of twelve children, six of whom are still living, to wit: Martin Smith of Webster county, Edward Smith of Barry county, Irwin Smith of Sparta, Marion Smith of Ozark, Mrs. Eliza Farmer of Sparta, and Mrs. Melia Roberts of Sparta. He also leaves five children, two sons and three daughters, to wit: Mrs. J. M. Williams of Ozark, Mrs. Wesley Weatherman of Selmore, Mrs. Sam James of Kelleyville, Okla., Mr. Lou Smith who resides on the old home place south of town and Mr. Eck Smith, who lived north of town. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Baptist church by his pastor, Rev. Vanover. Mr. Smith had been a devoted member of the Ozark Baptist church for over 26 years. In the death of John H. Smith, Ozark loses a good citizen and the family a kind and loving husband, father and brother, who feel their loss keenly. The Republican sympathizes with the family in their bereavement.  Contributed by Geraldine Ford

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Smith, John H. 6 Sep 1841 - 4 Jan 1913 CCR 10 Jan 1913 p1

Card of Thanks

We desire to thank all those who so kindly assisted us during the late sickness and death of our son, husband and father, John H. Smith. We especially desire to thank Mrs. Mapes, Mrs. Logan and Mrs. Boyd.  The Family

 

Smith, John Henry 22 Sep 1841 - 26 Mar 1924 CCR 28 Mar 1924 p1

[Note: married Parizade “Pady” Ferguson 4 Mar 1852 - 18 Oct 1899]

John Smith, aged 82 years, died at his home in Ozark at 7:00 o’clock p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 1924. Funeral services under the direction of T. B. Chaffin and conducted by rev. Green Melton, were held at the Prospect Baptist Church Thursday, March 27th with interment in the Prospect Cemetery

 

Smith, John Joseph 19 Jun 1916 - 21 Sep 1997  CCH-N 24 Sept. 1997

[Note: Son of William & Hazel (Long) Smith; married 1 Mar 1937 Myrrl Garrison 13 Dec 1919 - 18 Jun 2001]

John Joseph Smith, 81, died at 6:59 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, 1997 in Cox Medical Center South. John was born June 19, 1916, in Follansbee, WV., the son of William and Hazel Long Smith. John, a retired steel worker, was married to Myrrl Garrison, March 1, 1937 in Cody. He is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Georgia Miles and Pearl Spicer, and a brother, Ralph Smith. Survivors include: his wife, Myrrl Smith, Sparta; two daughters, Louise Ward, Bloomingdale, Ohio and Francis Thompson, Steubenville, Ohio; four sons, William Robert Smith, Steubenville, Ohio, John Smith II and Walter Smith, both of Sparta, Carl Smith, Bloomingdale, Ohio; 17 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24 in Harris, a Heritage Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Benny Dewitt officiating. Burial will follow in the Sparta Cemetery.

 

Smith, John Joseph, III 30 Jul 1965 - 21 Aug 2000  CCH-N 30 Aug 2000

[Note: Son of John Joseph & Wanda Lou (Johnson) Smith, II; married Charlotte Holt]

John Joseph Smith, III, 35, Oldfield, passed away August 21, 2000 in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born on July 30, 1965 in Stubenville, Ohio, the son of John Joseph Smith II and Wanda Lou Johnson Smith. Mr. Smith had worked as a dietary aid at Ozark Nursing and Care Center for eight years before working as a mechanic at Campbell Ford. He was of the Christian faith. On October 11, 1998, he and Charlotte Holt were married. Survivors include: his wife Charlotte, Oldfield; three children, Skily Potts, Oldfield, Katelin Ward, Oldfield, and Kial Ward, Oldfield; his father, John Joseph Smith II, Sparta; a brother, Danny Joe Smith, Sparta; two sisters, Amy Smith and Patty Kennedy, both of Sparta; his maternal grandmother, Marie Johnson, Sparta; and his paternal grandmother, Muriel Smith, Sparta. He was preceded in death by his mother. A memorial service was held Friday, August 25, 2000 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Smith, John William 18 Aug 1931 - 26 Nov 1988 OH 1 Dec 1988

John William Smith, 57, of Nixa, died Nov. 26 at the Life Enhancement Village.

Services for Mr. Smith were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield, with burial following in Springfield National Cemetery. Mr. Smith was a retired construction worker.

 

Smith, Joshua A. “Josh” 2 Aug 1885 - 8 Sep 1954      CCR 16 Sep 1954 p3

[Note: Son of Robert & Margaret Jane (Delt) Smith; married Marie Veta Daugherty 29 Dec 1897 - 6 Mar 1990]

Funeral services for Joshua A. “Josh” Smith, 69, a longtime Nixa merchant who died at 10 a.m.. September 8 at his home in Nixa were held Friday, September 10 at the Harris Chapel in Nixa with the Rev. J. Edward Daughtery officiating. Burial was in Payne Cemetery under direction of Harris. A native of Wright County, Mr. Smith moved to Springfield in 1904 where he worked for the Frisco for a number of years, In 1925 he moved to Nixa where he operated a grocery store until his retirement a years and a half ago. He was a member of the Nixa Christian Church. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Maria Smith; three daughters, Miss Cleta Smith and Miss Lucille Smith, both of Chicago and Mrs. Donnis Heathcock of Alterson, Okla; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren; two brothers, Richard Smith of Springfield and Ira Smith of Sedalia; two sisters, Mrs. Eva Phillips of Kansas City and Mrs. Inez Smith of California.

 

Smith, Josie (Arnett) 10 Jul 1872 - 30 Nov 1943 CCR 9 Dec 1943

[Note: Daughter of Jacob & Sarah (Ray) Arnett; married Charles E. Smith]

Mrs. May Vaughan attended the funeral services Thursday of Mrs. Josie Smith who passed away Tuesday at the home of her son, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Smith. Services were conducted at the Smith home with burial in Hazelwood cemetery in Springfield.

 

Smith, Judith Ann 9 Nov 1947 - 30 Dec 2011 CCH-N 11 Jan 2012

[Note: Daughter of Charles & Rita (Borngen) Smith]

            Judith Ann Smith, 64, of Republic died Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, in Christian Health Care, Republic. She was born Nov. 9, 1947, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Charles and Rita (Borngen) Smith. She attended Crowder College in Neosho. Smith worked for 25 years at Fasco Motors in Ozark and recently was an employee of Republic School Systems. She loved to paint all types of pictures, Indian type pottery and read her Bible. Judith loved to cook and enjoyed trying new recipes. She is survived by: a daughter, Laura Devereaux, Republic; a son, Shawn Gahagan of Royse City, Texas; one sister and one brother; and six grandchildren. A memorial service was held Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at 5:30 p.m., in the Billings Assembly of God Church. She will be cremated and burial will be at a later date. Services have been entrusted to Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield. Online condolences may be made at www.greenlawnfuneralhome.com. Memorial contributions are suggested to Care To Learn at 518 N. Hampton, Republic, MO, 65738.


Smith, Julia E. (Wall) Lynch 13 Sep 1907 – 15 Dec 2001  CCH-N 25 Dec 2001

[Note: Daughter of Joseph & Mary (  ) Wall; married 16 Sep 1926 Carl E. Lynch ? - 1961; married Nahlon Smith]

Julia E. (Lynch) Smith, 94, of Ozark, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2001, in Ozark Nursing and Care Center. She was born September 13, 1907, in Lyon County, Ky., the daughter of Joseph and Mary Wall. On September 16, 1926, she and Carl R. Lynch were married. They made their home in Alton, Ill., for thirty years before moving to Kuttawa, Ky. Mr. Lynch died in 1961. She later married Mahlon Smith, who also preceded her in death, as well as a son, Bob R. Lynch, three brothers, and four sisters. Survivors include a son, Ron Lynch. Houston, Texas; a daughter-in-law, Marie Lynch, Ozark: five grandchildren, Robert Lynch, Tom Lynch, Kristin Sanderson, Mathew Lynch, and Julie Martinez; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Ozark. A graveside service was Tuesday. December 18, in Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery, Godfrey, Ill. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Smith, Kathryn Janell 11 Jun 1946 - 23 Nov 1946 CCR 28 Nov 1946 p6

[Note: Daughter of Harris M. & Velma M. (Nelson) Smith]

Kathryn Janell Smith, the small daughter of Harris and Velma Smith was born Jane 11, 1946, and departed this life Nov. 23, 1946, age 5 months and 12 days. Besides the parents, she is survived by two sisters and one brother, Carolyn, Myrdith and Oliver of the home, other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at 11 o’clock Monday morning at the Highlandville Baptist church, conducted by Rev. Hugh Stultz, pastor, with burial in the Highlandville cemetery under direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Smith, Katie N. (Bloomer) 10 Jul 1892 - 26 Jul 1976   OH 29 Jul 1976 p14

[Note: Daughter of  Nehemiah & Annie (Roller) Bloomer; married General Sherman Smith 10 Oct 1895 - 4 Jan 1970]

ROGERSVILLE - Services for Mrs. Katie N. Smith, 84, Rogersville was at 2 p.m. Wednesday in United Methodist Church, Rogersville, with the Revs. Ronald Schutz and John Chaffin officiating. Burial was in Roller Cemetery southwest of Rogersville under direction of Marsh of Rogersville. Mrs. Smith died at 7:50 p.m. Monday at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield after a short illness. She was a lifelong resident of Rogersville and a member of United Methodist Church here. Survivors include one son, J. N. Smith, 806 East Wayland, Springfield; one daughter, Mrs. Edith Rogers, Route 1, Rogersville; one brother, Oren Bloomer, Sparta; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

 

Smith, Kerry Dale 17 Feb 1962 - 16 Sep 2009 CCH-N 23 Sep 2009

[Note: Son of William Earl & Jewell Lavern (Moore) Smith]

Kerry Dale Smith, 47, of Galena, passed away Sept. 16, 2009.  He was born Feb. 17, 1962, the son of William Earl and Jewell Lavern (Moore) Smith. In 1980 he graduated from high School in Piggott, Ark., as valedictorian and in 1985 graduated from Union University in Jackson, Tenn., Magna Cum Laude. Kerry was a communication technician. He designed computer Web sites, programs and games. Playing computer war games was a hobby of his. He was ordained as a minister at First Baptist Church of Piggott, Ark. He has served in many capacities, most recently at Spokane First Baptist Church. Kerry’s dedicated his life to his Lord, church and family. Survivors include: His mother, Lavern Smith; five brothers and sisters and their spouses, Carol and Don Dodd, Hobe Sound, Fla., Neal and Regenia Smith, Piggott, Ark., Joe and Sheila Smith, Galena, Judy and Walter Hall, Galena, and Crystal and Dewayne Rice, Reeds Spring; nine nieces and nephews, Ken Dodd, Dawn Lum, Tessa Dees, Sara Smith, Logan Smith, Colby Hall, Maegan Hall, Caleb Hall, and Kyndal Rice; a great-niece, Nyla Dees; an uncle residing in the home, Gary Moore; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father, William Earl Smith. Funeral services were 1p.m. Sept. 12, in Spokane First Baptist Church with Pastor Randall Harwood officiating. Burial followed in Highlandville Cemetery.

 

Smith, Kevin David 14 Jan 1952 - 18 Apr 2002  CCH-N 24 Apr 2002

[Note: Son of ? & Billie (?) Smith married 8 Aug 1971 Debra Sue Sisil]

Kevin David Smith, 50, Nixa, passed away April 18, 2002, in his home. He was born Jan. 14, 1952, in Nashville. He was an engineer for Getty and Texaco Oil Companies for 23 years. Most recently he had been employed by AECI in Springfield. He was a member of Nixa Church of the Nazarene and had been involved in various ministries over the years including serving as a youth leader, Sunday school teacher and missions leader. Smith participated in Work and Witness mission trips to Peru, Guatemala and Venezuela. He and Debra Sue (Sisil) were married on Aug. 8, 1971. Survivors include his wife, Debra; two sons, Matthew Smith and wife, Jen, Denver and Tyler Smith, Chicago; a grandson, Aiden Smith; his mother, Billie Dickinson, Clayton, Ga.; two sisters, Bonita Botard, Ozark and Debbie Mayeske, Douglasville, Ga.; two brothers, Richard Jackson, Tulsa and Charlie Whitten, Oakhurst, Texas; a grandmother, Ersie Whitley, Nashville; his parents-in-law, Darrell and Joann Sisil, Ozark; two brothers-in-law, Ron Sisel and Jeff Sisil; many other relatives; and friends. His stepfather, Kenneth Whitten preceded him in death. A funeral service was April 22 in Nixa Church of the Nazarene. Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery, Ozark. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nixa Church of the Nazarene Missions Fund.

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Smith, Kevin David 14 Jan 1952 - 18 Apr 2002

Kevin David Smith, age 50 of Nixa, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2002 in his home. He was born on January 14, 1952 in Nashville, Tenn. Kevin was an engineer for Getty and Texaco Oil Companies for 23 years. Most recently, he had been employed by AECI in Springfield. He was a member of Nixa Church of the Nazarene and had been involved in various ministries over the years including serving as youth leader, Sunday School teacher and missions leader. Kevin participated in Work and Witness mission trips to Peru, Guatemala and Venezuela. He and Debra Sue (Sisil) were married on August 8, 1971. Survivors include his wife, Debra; two sons, Matthew Smith and wife, Jen, Denver, Colo., and Tyler Smith, Chicago, Ill.; a grandson, Aiden Smith; his mother, Billie Dickinson, Clayton, Ga.; two sisters, Bonita Botard, Ozark, and Debbie Mayeske, Douglasville, Ga.; two brothers, Richard Jackson, Tulsa, Okla., and Charlie Whitten, Oakhust, Tex as; a grandmother, Ruth Whitley, Nashville, Tenn.; his parents-in-law, Darrell and Joann Sisil, Ozark; two brothers-in-law, Ron Sisil and Jeff Sisil; and many other relatives and friends. His stepfather, Kenneth Whitten preceded him in death. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 22, 2002 in Nixa Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be in Hopedale Cemetery, Ozark. Visitation will be from 4 to 5 p.m. today in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nixa Church of the Nazarene Missions Fund. Springfield News-Leader, April 21, 2002.

 

Smith, Larry Keith 11 Jan 1947 - 30 Oct 1999  CCH-N 10 Nov 1999

[Note: Son of Joseph Wesley & Helen (Richardson) Smith]

Larry Keith Smith, 52, Nixa, passed away Saturday evening, October 30, 1999, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. Larry was born Saturday, January 11, 1947, in Humboldt, Nebraska, the son of Joseph Wesley and Helen Richardson Smith. He was a truck driver and had, also, honorably served his country as a Sergeant in the United States Air Force. Surviving him are his parents, three sons; Wesley Smith, Venice, Florida, Bradford Smith, Kansas City, and Jeremy Smith, of Nixa, three granddaughters; Rebecca and Angela Smith of Kansas City, and Olivia Smith of Venice, Florida. Private Memorial Services were held with the Reverend Jesse Spurgin officiating. Services were under the care of Harris Funeral Home; Nixa, Missouri.

mith, Lavern E. 19 Aug 1926 - 21 Jul 2011 SN-L 22 Jul 2011

[Note: Son of Cecil & Edda (Harris) Smith; married 17 Aug 1952 Doris Johnson]

LaVern E. Smith, 84, Ozark. Arrangements: Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

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Smith, Lavern E. 19 Aug 1926 - 21 Jul 2011 CCH-N 27 Jul 2011

LaVern E. Smith, 84, formerly of Downers Grove, Ill., passed away July 21, 2011, in Ozark. LaVern was born Aug. 19, 1926, in Huntington, Ind., the son of Cecil and Edda (Harris) Smith. He married Doris Johnson on Aug. 17, 1952, at the Mission Covenant Church in Princeton, Ill. LaVern graduated from high school in Manlius, Illinois in 1944. He proudly served his country in the U. S. Army 6th Ranger Infantry Battalion, Pacific Theatre. LaVern served from December 1944 to November 1946. Upon discharge, he attended Huntington College in Indiana and graduated in 1950. LaVern taught school then went to work for Sears Roebuck from 1952 until retirement in 1984. While there he worked as a buyer and was located at the Sears Tower in Chicago in later years. LaVern was as active in the community, Boy Scouts and his church. He loved his family, golf, sports, hunting and fishing. Surviving are his wife, Doris, Ozark; two sons, Jeffrey Smith and wife Mary, Ozark and David Smith and wife Cathy, Joliet, Ill.; two daughters, Jerel Kellond and husband Tom, Mountain View, Calif., and Linda Leonardo and husband Tony, Northlake, Ill.; five grandchildren, Katie Leonardo, Tyler Smith, and Anna, Erin and Cole Smith; a sister, Leora (Smith) Ackerman, Hastings, Nebraska; and several nieces and nephews. LaVern was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Juanita and a baby brother, Arvid. A memorial service will be 1 p.m. July 29 at the Ozark Presbyterian Church, with Phyllis Winzenried officiating. According to LaVern’s wishes, cremation was under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Memorial donations may be made to the ALS Association or to the Ozarks Honor Flight.  

 

Smith, Lawrence L. “Dink” 12 Feb 1906 - 9 Feb 1976 OH 12 Feb 1976 p4

[Note: Son of  William Charles & Mary Elizabeth (McHaffie) Smith; married  28 Mar 1936 Beulah M. Braden  2 Sep 1914 - 24 Apr 1990]

OLDFIELD - Services for Lawrence L. “Dink” Smith, 69, Oldfield, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Harris Chapel, Ozark with the Rev. Carl Thompson officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery. Mr. Smith died at 9:30 a.m. Monday in his home after apparently shooting himself with a .22 caliber rifle. A ruling has not been made and investigation will continue, according to a spokesman from the Christian County coroner. He was a lifelong resident of the Oldfield and Bruner communities. He was also a retired farmer. Survivors include his wife, Beulah M.; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Jo Burkhart, Chadwick, Mrs. Dorothy Holt, Springfield, and Mrs. Helen Monger, Bolivar; a brother, Simon of Bruner; five sisters, Mrs. Esta Moses, Sparta, Mrs. Lula Loveland, Springfield, Mrs. Iva Rogers, Bruner., Mrs. Eva Bellman, Elkland and Mrs. Nellie Robertson, Niangua.

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Smith, Lawrence L. “Dink” 12 Feb 1906 - 9 Feb 1976 OH 19 Feb 1976 p7

We wish to thank all our friends and neighbors for the food, flowers, cards, prayers and all acts of kindness shown us during the death of our loved one, Lawrence Smith. May God Bless each of you.  Beulah Smith. Mr. and Mrs. Carol Burkhart and daughter.  Mr. and Mrs. Noel Holt and girls.  Mr. and Mrs. Mike Monger and girls.

 

Smith, Lee Roy Allen 3 Mar 1968 - 10 Mar 1968 CCR 13 Mar 1968 p8

[Note: Son of Roy & ? (Martin) Smith; no legible stone in Selmore Cemetery]

Funeral services for Lee Roy Allen Smith, seven-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Smith, Ozark, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Adams Chapel with the Rev. Robert Johnson officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery. The infant died at 4:50 a.m. Monday in St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a twin sister, Bonita Faye and two other sisters, Maxine and Sandra Kay, all of the home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Martin, Route 1, Sparta; paternal grandfather, Harold Smith, Galena; paternal great grandmother, Mrs. Faye Story, Eastside, Oregon; and great, great grandmothers, Mrs. Mary Martin and Mrs. Judy Smith, both of Galena.

 

Smith, Lennis “Buster” 8 Aug 1894 - 23 Jun 1981 OH 2 Jul 1981 p8

[Note: Son of  Robert Henry & Mary (Walker) Smith; married Elva Shipman 6 Feb 1900 - 18 Dec 1987]

Services for Buster Smith, 86, Ozark, were held June 25 in Harris Chapel with the Rev. Hubert Swearengin officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery. Mr. Smith died June 23 in St. John’s Regional Health Center following a short illness. He was a lifelong resident of Christian County and lived in Ozark most of his life. Mr. Smith was a Baptist and was a retired farmer and former custodian at the Christian County courthouse. Survivors include his wife, Elva; four sons, Robert and Junior, both of the home, Earl, Springfield and Bill, Seattle, Wash,; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Kerr, Springfield and Mrs. Gracie Shelton, Ozark; 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

 

Smith, Leo Thomas 19 Mar 1911 - 19 Jan 1933 CCR 26 Jan 1933 p1

[Note: Son of Fred & Dora (O'Dell) Smith]

Leo Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Smith was born March 19, 1911 and departed this life Jan. 19, 1933 at the home, 930 Garfield, Springfield, at the age of 21 years, 10 months. The survivors are the father and mother, two brothers, Oda and Eugene both of Springfield and five sisters, Mrs. Helen Gilland of Fair Grove, Mrs. Opal Moser of Republic, Mrs. Dorothy Glisson and Misses Freda and Geneva Smith all of Springfield, besides many other relatives and a host of friends. Leo was a good boy and a dutiful son. Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 20, at 2 p.m. in the Christian Church at Clever conducted by Rec. R.R. Cook. Burial was made in Wise Hill cemetery under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Smith, Leo W. 24 Jul 1900 - 13 Sep 1990  NN-E 20 Sep 1990

[Note: married Susan M. 5 Oct 1901 - Jul 1982]

Leo W. Smith, 90, Billings, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 1990, in his home, following a long illness. He was a retired farmer and carpenter and a member of Billings St. Joseph's Catholic Church. He is survived by a niece, Doris Broxterman and a nephew, Donald Cloud, both of Billings. Funeral Mass was Saturday in St. Joseph's Church with Msgr. John J. Rynish officiating. Burial was in St. Joseph's Cemetery under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Billings.

 

Smith, Leon 11 Jul 1905 - 28 Oct 1981  OH 5 Nov 1981p12

[Note: Son of J. Ben & Emma (Forgey) Smith; married Otie B. Osburn 5 Nov 1899 - 27 Mar 1978]

Leon Smith, 76, Sparta, died Oct. 28 in Christian County Nursing Home after a long illness. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Opal Kolar, Springfield, and Mrs. Maxine Gahn, Jefferson City; a son Truman, Salem; a sister, Mrs. Agnes Gardner, Rogersville; a brother Ralph, Rogersville; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services were held Oct. 31 in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Dwayne Bray officiating. Burial was in Monger Cemetery near Sparta. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Smith, Leona Katheryn “Kate” (Barlow) 2 May 1935 - 6 Jun 2007  SN-L 8 Jun 2007

[Note: Daughter of Lee and Hulda (Shaw) Barlow; married  27 Sept 1953 Amos C. Smith 12 Nov 1934 - 13 Jan 2005]

Leona Katheryn “Kate” Smith, age 72, of Ozark, passed away on Wednesday. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday for viewing. Burial will be 2 p.m. Monday in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Trenton.

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Smith, Leona Katheryn “Kate” (Barlow) 2 May 1935 - 6 Jun 2007 CCH-N 13 Jun 2007p1

 

Former Ozark alderman Kate Smith dies in Springfield

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Long-time Ozark resident Kate Smith, 72, died June 6 in Springfield.  Smith served on the Ozark Board of Aldermen from 2000 until April. She and her husband, Amos, were permanent fixtures at Ozark City Hall for many years. While Kate sat on the board, Amos sat with the public never failing to make comments concerning city business. Amos died suddenly at home in January 2005, but Kate kept up her public service until failing health made it impossible. She had lived in Ozark for about 27 years. Former Ozark Mayor Donna McQuay served with Kate in city government and was a long-time friend. "She loved Ozark with all her heart and worked hard as a council woman but most of all she was a true friend," McQuay said. "I am going to miss her terrible. She slipped into a coma and just didn't come out. She was anxious to be with Amos. They are back together, now. "She and Amos kept this town alive and made us do things the right way. Now they're together and that's a little scary-I am sure he's got heaven all straightened out for her." The couple, who lived in a modest Ozark bungalow, had been married more than 50 years and have three children. Kate was a cake baker and decorator and formerly owned Kate's Kake Box. She often prepared and decorated cakes for special occasions in and around Ozark.  Ozark City Administrator Collin Quigley remembers Kate and Amos Smith fondly. “Kate had a heart of gold," he said. "She served on council and did an exemplary job. She was very passionate about her role as a council person and she will be greatly missed. She was compassionate and cared deeply about the council, the city and the employees." Quigley, like many others, has difficulty thinking of Kate without Amos. "I kind of think of them together," he said. "When Amos died that was a tough situation-you could see the huge void when Amos passed and we certainly missed him." Funeral services were June 10 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Jesse Roberds officiating. Kate was buried June 11 in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Trenton. Friends called at Adams Funeral Home June 9, to pay their last respects. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association. See obituary, 8A.  ©Ozarks Newsstand 2007

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Smith, Leona Katheryn “Kate” (Barlow) 2 May 1935 - 6 Jun 2007 CCH-N 13 Jun 2007p1

Yes, Virginia, you can die from a broken heart

By: Donna Osborn, CCH editor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Before she was elected to the board, Amos, in his most cantankerous disposition, would regularly nettle the mayor and aldermen. He didn’t have a personal vested interest, but always held the city officials accountable for their actions. He became less vocal while Kate represented her ward, but he still occupied a seat at almost every city council meeting. When he died, the city retired his chair and sat it in the vestibule with a black ribbon around it as a fitting memorial.  Amos’ interest was having the aldermen do the right thing as he saw it. And Amos certainly did the right thing when he married Kate. Kate and Amos were married more than 50 years when he died suddenly. By that time the two people were really just one person. If Kate had any health problems two years ago, she certainly never talked about them. But in the weeks after Amos died, it was obvious to the casual observer, like me, that the light went out in Kate too. She smiled again, once in awhile, but not really. She continued her public service as an alderman until several months ago when whatever ailed her claimed even more of her spirit. Kate may have had a diagnosed condition that doctors will say killed her. I don’t know. What I think is that Kate died of a broken heart. She never recovered from the shock of losing Amos. She hadn’t prepared for that. My grandmother died of a broken heart too. I remember how my grandma doted after my fussy, cranky grandfather who every one called Pop. She simply adored him. And, as a young man he cut a dashing figure. I remember seeing a picture of him in a military uniform taken while he served in Panama. He was tall and lean with piercing blue eyes. You could tell his eyes were blue, even in the old faded black and white photo.  My sweet doe-eyed, red-haired grandma remained smitten. Her life with Pop was no bed of roses, either.  Pop was a dreamer and a near do well. A smart, artistic man who always made just enough money to keep a roof over his family’s head, but never enough to keep my grandma from worrying about what bills might get paid from month to month. But it didn’t matter to Grandma; she loved him as if he was a king and treated him like one too. That’s how it should be, shouldn’t it? You don’t love someone because he or she is perfect. You just love someone simply because you do. And when you’ve loved someone for 50 years or more sometimes there’s just no getting over it. When Pop died unexpectedly after just complaining of a stomach ache, Grandma really died too. It took her a couple of years, but eventually she found her way back to Pop. And last week, Kate found her way back to Amos. Well there’s only one way into this world and there’s only one way out. We should all be so lucky to find that person with whom to share all those in-between moments—someone we can cherish with all our hearts, no matter what and for better or for worse. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2007

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Smith, Leona Katheryn “Kate” (Barlow) 2 May 1935 - 6 Jun 2007 CCH-N 13 Jun 2007

Leona Katheryn “Kate” Smith, age 72, of Ozark, passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2007.  She was born May 2, 1935, in Brimson, Missouri, the daughter of Lee and Hulda (Shaw) Barlow.  On September 27, 1953 she and Amos C. Smith were united in marriage. Kate was best known as a cake decorator and baker, and owned and operated Kate’s Kake Box in Ozark.    She served as an Alderman for the City of Ozark for eight years, and was a member of the Finley River Art Gallery.  She also enjoyed volunteering for civic projects. Survivors include three children: Thresa Marshall and husband Jerald, St. Louis; James Smith, Nixa; and Suzan Tummons and husband Terry, Springfield; six grandchildren: Stephanie and husband Eliot, Suzanne and husband Rob, Amos, James and wife Jackie, Jon and Jacob; four great-granddaughters: Marilee, Zoe, Isabelle, and Emerson; and a sister: Donna Sue Stiles and husband Gene. She was preceded in death by her husband, Amos, her parents, twin grandsons; Justin and Tyler Smith, and a brother; Bill Barlow and his wife Barbara. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. June 10, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Jesse Roberds officiating.  Burial was 2 p.m. June 11, in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Trenton.  Friends called at Adams Funeral Home, in Ozark, from 2 to 7 p.m. on June 9, for viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.

©Ozarks Newsstand 2007

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