Smith, Leonard, d. 2001 - Smith, Myrrl, d. 2001

Smith, Leonard 30 Jul 1925 - 21 Nov 2001 SN-L 27 Nov 2001

[Note: Son of Leonard & Carol (Hawkins) Smith, Sr.]

Mr. Leonard Smith, 76, Colorado Springs, Colo., formerly of Springfield and Branson, a gift shop operator, died at 1 p.m. Mary. 21 in St. Frances Health Care Center, Colorado Springs. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Greenlawn Funeral Home South, with burial in Manley Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 to noon Thursday in the funeral home.


Smith, Leslie Almeda "Meda" (Hobbs) 18 Apr 1914 - 13 Dec 2008 AdamsFH & SN-L 15 Dec 2008 & CCH-N 17 Dec 2008

[Note: Daughter of Benjamin Harrison & Martha Ellen (Tabor) Hobbs; married 21 Aug 1931 M. T. Smith]

Leslie Almeda "Meda” Smith, age 94, of Ozark, passed away Saturday, December 13, 2008. She was born April 18, 1914, in Longrun, the daughter of Benjamin Harrison Hobbs and Martha Ellen (Tabor) Hobbs. On August 21, 1931, she and M.T. Smith were united in marriage. He preceded her in death as well as two children, Shelby Harold Smith and Nona Mae Smith; and a brother, Newberry Hobbs. Survivors include two daughters, Ellen Fulton and husband, Ronald, Sparta, and Norma Redfearn and husband, Ralph, Highlandville; a daughter-in-law, Beverly Smith, Sparta; 11 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 17, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Dean Trivitt officiating. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, in Longrun Cemetery, Ozark County. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, in the funeral home.

Smith, Lila Bernice 23 Nov 1978 - 24 Jul 2002 SN-L 26 Jul 2002

[Note: Daughter of Reggie & Cindy Lou (Robertson) Smith]

Lila Bernice Smith, 23 of Rogersville, Mo., passed away at 6:37 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2002 in an automobile accident in Springfield. Miss Smith was born on November 23, 1978 in Columbus, Ga. To Reggie Smith and Cindy Lou Robertson Smith. She is survived by her father, Reggie Smith and his wife, Elizabeth of Rogersville, Mo.; her mother, Cindy Lou Smith of Strafford, Mo.; a sister, Amber Smith of Springfield, Mo.; a stepsister, Kayla Smith of Rogersville; a stepbrother, David Burks of Fordland, Mo.; paternal grandmother, Betty Goetz and friend, Herman Bettig of Springfield; paternal grandfather, Don Smith of Spring field; maternal grandparents, Charlie and Carman Robert son of Springfield; a great-uncle and aunt, David and May Smith of Rogersville; and aunts, uncles and cousins, Kawana, Jeff and Kyle Applegate of Washington, D.C., Cathy, Bob, April and Nathanial Hardy of Lampe, Mo., Paul and Paulette Fields of Marshfield, Mo., Alecia, Lloyd and Tyler of Springfield, and Teresa, Jeanie and Jason of Bruce, Fla. She will also be sadly missed by her cat, Stubbers, and her dog, Chester. She loved her animals and her pickup truck. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27, 2002 at the Elm Grove United Methodist Church of Rogersville, Mo. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today in Ayre-Goodwin-Lee Funeral Home at Rivermonte in Springfield, Mo.  Springfield News-Leader, July 26, 2002.


Smith, Lillie Maude (Morris) 1887 -  28 Jun 1951 CCR 5 Jul 1951

[Note: married Marvin L. Smith; Hubert Silba Smith 25 Dec 1906 - 24 Apr 1984 d Contra Costa Co CA, born MO mother‘s maiden name Morris]

Mrs. Lillie Maude Smith, 64, of Billings, died last Thursday, June 28, in St. John’s hospital in Springfield. A native of Tennessee, Mrs. Smith had spent most of her life in Republic until she moved to Billings about three months ago. Surviving are her husband, Marvin L. Smith; a son, Hubert of Berkley, CA; a brother, C. E. Morris of Redondo, CA; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday in Republic with burial in Evergreen cemetery there, under direction of Harris of Billings.


Smith, Linda M. (Roy) 10 Jan 1940 - 13 Jun 2002  SN-L 17 Jun 2002

[Note: Daughter of Roger M. & Jayle (Irwin) Roy]

Linda M. Smith, 62, Ozark, passed away at 4:45 p.m. Thursday, June 13, 2002 in her home surrounded by her family. Linda was born Jan. 10, 1940 in Dora, Mo., the daughter of Roger M. and Jayle (Irwin) Roy. She was a loyal and dedicated employee of JC Penney Company of Springfield, Mo. for 27 years. In her spare time she enjoyed reading, crafts, bird watching and music. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and special friend to many. Linda was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Olen B. Roy; a sister, Roberta Thomas; and a niece, Ronna Kelly. She is survived by a daughter, Cindi Forbes and husband Jeff, Ozark; a son, Craig Smith and wife JoAnn, Frisco, Texas; three grandchildren, Ben Hall, Ozark, Connor and Rachel Smith, Frisco, Texas; two sisters, Joan Wright, Ozark, Sue Martin and husband, Glain, Dora; one brother, Paul Roy and wife Gerry, Dora; an aunt Effa Giles, Ava; nieces, nephews and other family members and numerous friends. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with Kim Huckaba and Todd Huckaba officiating. Burial will follow in Weaver Cemetery, Ozark. Memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or Girl Scouts of Dogwood Trails in care of Barnes Family Funeral Home, PO Box 796, Ozark, MO 65721.  Springfield News-Leader, June 17, 2002.


Smith, Linville 5 Aug 1899 - 8 Oct 1979 OH 18 Oct 1979 p12

[Note: Son of Hugh L. & Della Susan (Collins) Smith; married 24 Dec 1922 Lucille Wilcox]

Mr. Linville Smith of Chino, California died last week following open heart surgery about a month ago. He was a former resident of Christian County, the son of Hugh and Della Smith.


Smith, Lizzie (Smith) 22 Jun 1888 - 14 Mar 1939 CCR 23 Mar 1939 p1

[Note: Daughter of L. D. & Melissa (Wells) Smith; married 4 May 1907 Grover C. Smith 1875 - 30 Jul 1958]

Mrs. Lizzie Smith, daughter of L.D. Smith and Melissa Wells was born in Christian county on June 22, 1888, and departed this life on March 14, 1939, at her home near the place where she was born, at the age of 50 years, 9 months and 2 days. She was united in marriage to Grover C. Smith on May 4, 1907. To this union were born seven children, three of whom have preceded her in death. Those who survive her are the husband. Grovey Smith, four children, Mrs. Laura Biggs of Jefferson City, MO, Mrs. Harry Denton of Hazelgreen, Mo, Mr. Author Smith of the home, Mrs. Kenneth Campbell, Rogersville, MO, two grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Frank Horner of Ozark, MO, and a half-brother, Mr. Willie Wells of Rogersville, also a host of other relatives and friends. She professed faith in Christ about 37 years ago during a revival meeting at the Smyrna Baptist church. She later moved her membership to the Harmony Baptist church where she was a member until her death. She was a loving wife and mother, always showing a deep interest in her home and community, always ready to lend a helping hand to her neighbors and friends. Funeral services were conducted March 16, at 2 pm in the Harmony church by Rev. Lynn Swadley, with burial in the Holland cemetery under the direction of T.B. Chaffin of Ozark.


Smith, Lon William 8 Mar 1936 - 14 Sep 2010 SN-L 17 Sep 2010

[Note: Son of Albert & Alta Estelle (Carter) Smith; married Eliza Jane]

Lon Wm. Smith, age 74, of Saddlebrooke, Mo., passed away Tuesday, September 14, 2010, in his home. He was born March 8, 1936, in Springfield, Mo., to Albert and Alta (Carter) Smith. He attended Tri-Lakes Church in Branson. Lon retired from Assemblies of God Gospel Publishing House. He was a frustrated architect; he enjoyed collecting antiques and he never met a stranger. Lon's greatest passion was sharing his faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert Lewis and Alta Estelle Smith; and one brother, John Smith. He is survived by wife, Eliza Jane Smith, of Saddlebrooke, Mo.; two daughters, Kim Brower and husband Tim, of Nixa; and Kari Smith, of Saddlebrooke; two grandchildren, Max and Sam Brower; sister, Doris Jean Smith, of Springfield; nephew, Steve Smith, of the state of Virginia; and sister-in-law, Goldie Smith, of Springfield. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, September 18, 2010, in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Springfield, Mo., with Reverend David Betzer and Reverend Brian Wiseman officiating. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, September 17, 2010, in Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Memorial contributions may be made to the Africa's Children Assemblies of God World Missions. Services have been entrusted to Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield, Mo.


Smith, Lucinda (Lett) West 7 Jul 1881 - 18 Feb 1939 CCR 23 Feb 1939 p1

[Note: Daughter of James & Sarah (Barber) Lett; married ? West; married Hershel H. Smith 24 Jul 1878 - 29 Jul 1966]

Funeral services for Lucinda Smith, age 57 years, who died at her home near Clever Saturday afternoon, were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, in the Clever Christian church conducted by the Rev. D.S. Frazier of Billings, Mo., with burial in the Smart Cemetery under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever, Mo. Survivors are the husband, Hershel Smith, and two children, Mrs. Mabel Lish of the home and Mrs. Cora Brohm of Tulsa, Okla., five grandchildren and one great grandchild.


Smith, Lucy Mae (Billingsly) 19 May 1915 - 14 Nov 2001  CCH-N 28 Nov 2001

[Note: Daughter of Robert & Mae (Pryer) Billingsly; married 22 Dec 1934 Willard E. Smith 1 Jul 1910 - 25 Nov 1991]

Lucy Mae Smith, 86, of Ozark, died Nov. 14, 2001, in her home. She was born May 19, 1915, in Spokane, the daughter of Robert and Mae (Pryer) Billingsly. On Dec. 22, 1934, she and Willard E. Smith were married. Smith was a homemaker and worked along with her husband on the family farm. Survivors include: Her daughter, Virginia Perkins and husband Charles B., Springfield; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Hazel Magers and husband Bernice, New Cumberland, Pa.; a daughter-in-law; Kay Anderson, Ozark; sisters-in-law, Yonka Billingsly, New Cumberland, Pa, Sue Billingsly, Joplin, and Mildred Smith, Springfield; a brother-in-law, Oscar Bowers, Ephrata, Pa; and caregivers Sherry Bowles and Frank Fox. Preceding her in death were: Her husband, Willard; a son, Jerry Willard Smith; a sister, Clarice Bowers; and three brothers, Carl, Leon and Harold Billingsly. Funeral services were Nov. 18, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. John Smith officiating. Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery.


Smith, Lucretia “Creasey“ (Hicks) 5 Nov 1907 - 10 Aug 2008 SN-L 13 Aug 2008

[Note: Daughter of Reverend Logan Franklin & Isabelle (Bohner) Hicks; married 28 Jun 1925 Eligah Earnest Smith]

Lucretia Smith, of Nixa, Missouri, formerly of Campbell, Missouri, departed this world to be with her Heavenly Father, in Heaven on August 10, 2008, at 9:05 a.m., at the age of 100 years, nine months, and five days. She passed away in the St. John's Mercy Villa, on Montclair St., in Springfield, Missouri. She was born on November 5, 1907, in Greene County, Arkansas, near the town of Paragould, the daughter of Reverend Logan Franklin and Isabelle (Bohner) Hicks. She was nicknamed "Creasy". On June 28, 1925, she married Eligah Earnest Smith, in Clay County Arkansas. To this union two daughters were born, Ruth Elaine and Doris Jean. In May, 1998, she moved to Nixa, Missouri, to live with her daughter, Doris Jean and her husband, George. She was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church at the time of her death. In addition to her parents, Logan and Amanda Hicks, Lucretia was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Eligah "E.E." Smith, her daughter, Ruth Elaine (Smith) McGinnis, granddaughter Marie (Davis) Kastening, two sisters, Ethel (Hicks) Proffer, and Ruth (Hicks) Ricks; one brother, Harry Hicks; and one half-brother, John Head. Lucretia is survived by one daughter, Doris Jean (Smith) Landrum and her husband, George, six grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and a host of great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and friends. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, August 16, 2008, in the Landess Funeral Home Chapel, Campbell, Missouri. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, August 17, 2008, in the Landess Funeral Home Chapel, Campbell, Missouri, under the direction of the Landess Funeral Home, Campbell, Missouri.


Smith, Luerettie (Keithley) Walles 20 Sep 1886 - 30 Jul 1968

[Note: married George Walles 7 Jun 1870 - 27 Feb 1935; married Hurshel H. Smith 24 Jul 1878 - 29 Jul 1966 ; buried under name Walles]

Funeral services for Mrs. Luerettie Smith, 82, Crane, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Union Ridge Church near here with the Rev. Lloyd Wilson officiating.  Burial will be in the Union Ridge Cemetery under the direction of Cantrell of Clever.  Mrs. Smith died about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Aurora Community Hospital after a brief illness.

Note: This clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner has a handwritten date of 1968 in the margin.


Smith, Luerettie (Keithley) Walles 20 Sep 1886 - 30 Jul 1968  CCR 1 Aug 1968 p8

Mrs. Luerettie Smith, 82, Crane, former resident of Clever, died about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in Aurora Community Hospital after a short illness. She is survived by four sons, Lonzo and Lincoln Walles, both of Marionville, Lee Walles, Crane, Lewis Walles, address unknown; one daughter, Mrs. Iona Shewmake, Crane; a sister, Mrs. Merle Levett, Springfield; one brother, L. H. Keithley, Clever; 35 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Union Ridge Church with the Rev. Loyd Wilson officiating. Burial was in the Union Ridge Cemetery under direction of Cantrell of Clever


Smith, Lula (Meese) Barber Mar 1897 - 26 Jan 1970 CCR 29 Jan 1970 p8

[Note: Daughter of W. N. & Lula (  ) Meese; married c1919 Bertie Barber 1896 - 19 May 1959; married second Fred E. Smith  22 Jun 1899 - Apr 1972]

Funeral services for Mrs. Fred Smith, 72, of Route 1, Rogersville, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Harris Chapel, Nixa, with the Revs. Lynn Swadley and Ralph Turner officiating. Burial will be in McConnell Cemetery west of Nixa. Mrs. Smith died at 9:30 a.m. Monday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, following a short illness. She was a lifelong resident of Christian County, living in Nixa  until 1961 when she moved to Rogersville. Survivors include her husband, Fred; two sons, Allen Barber and Bobby Barber, both of Nixa; two step-sons, Lymon Smith and Nile Smith, both of Rogersville; two step-daughters, Mrs. Trevo Patton of Rogersville and Mrs. Clella June Cantrell of Springfield, two sisters, Mrs. Wilda Campbell of Rogersville and Mrs. Arlene Pepper of Springfield; one brother, Lowell Meese of Oroville, Wash.; five grandchildren, 16 step grandchildren and five step great grandchildren.


Smith, Lymon E. 7 Jun 1922 - 2 Sep 1971   CCR 9 Sep 1971 p4

[Note: Son of Fred E. & Mary L. (Roller) Smith; married 12 Jul 1945 Juanita Pippin]

Funeral services were Saturday for a 49-year old Rogersville carpenter who were dead on arrival at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield at 8:15 a.m. Thursday. Lymon Smith, a lifelong resident of the Rogersville area, was taken to the hospital after suffering an apparent heart attack at his home, according to a funeral home spokesman. The Rev. Lynn Swadley, JR., assisted by the Rev. Michael White, officiated at the 2 p.m. services in the Marsh chapel. Burial was in the Roller Cemetery southwest of Rogersville. Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Juanita; two sons, Doyle Smith of Rogersville and Larry of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Brenda Hessee, Rogersville. and Peggy, of the home; his father, Fred, of Rogersville’ a brother, Nile, of Rogersville; two sisters, Mrs. Trevo Patton, Rogersville, and Mrs. Clella Cantrell of Conway, and five grandchildren.


Smith, Mabel A. (Mettler) 23 Oct 1902 - 23 Dec 1985 OH 2 Jan 1986 pB2

[Note: Daughter of Albert & Rosalee (Franklin) Mettler; tombstone spells first name Mable]

Services for Mabel Smith, 83, Joplin, were held Dec. 27 at Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. George Bishop officiating. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery. Mrs. Smith died Dec. 23 in her home. Mrs. Smith resided in the Joplin area most of her life and was a supervisor with Elder Manufacturing Co. in Webb City. Survivors include one brother, Emmett Mettler, Highlandville; four sisters, Ethel Cook, Webb City, Marie Temple, Highlandville, Arlene Thomas, St. Louis and Rosella Moeller, Cape Fair.


Smith, Mabel Elizabeth (Boese) 10 Oct 1905 - 3 Aug 2004 SN-L 5 Aug 2004

[Note: married Harvey Smith]

Mabel Elizabeth Smith, age 98, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004, in James River Care Center, Springfield. She was born Oct. 10, 1905, in Kansas City. She was an elementary school teacher before her marriage to Harvey Smith. Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and worked with her husband and son on their dairy farm in Urbana. Mr. Smith preceded her in death as well as her son, James Harvey Smith, and two brothers, Edward Boese and Harold Boese. Survivors include two grandchildren, Bonnie Dyer, Crane, and Kenneth James Smith, Clinton; four great- grandchildren, Joey, Amanda, Valerie and Robbie; a great-great-grandson, Dylan; and cousins Beverly and Gus Tieman. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will follow in Bower Chapel Cemetery, Urbana. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon until 7 p.m. on Friday.


Smith,  Mabel Elizabeth (Boese) 10 Oct 1905 - 3 Aug 2004 CCH-N 11 Aug 2004

Mabel Elizabeth Smith, age 98, died Tuesday, August 3, 2004 in James River Care Center, Springfield. She was born October 10, 1905 in Kansas City. She was an elementary school teacher before her marriage to Harvey Smith. Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and worked with her husband and son on their dairy farm in Urbana. Mr. Smith preceded her in death as well as her son, James Harvey Smith; and two brothers, Edward Boese, and Harold Boese. Survivors include: one daughter-in-law, Coretta A. Smith, wife of the late James H. Smith, Springfield; two grandchildren, Bonnie Dyer, Crane, and Kenneth James Smith, Clinton; four great-grandchildren, Joey, Amanda, Valerie, and Robbie; a great-great-grandson, Dylan, and cousins, Beverly and Gus Tiemann. Funeral services were held Saturday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial followed in Bower Chapel Cemetery, Urbana.

©Ozarks Newsstand 2004


Smith, Mabel Lee (Scott) 22 Aug 1911 - 12 Feb 1978  OH 16 Feb 1978  p4

[Note: Daughter of Thomas Jasper & Nancy  Jane (Stacy) Scott; married Fred L. Smith 25 Feb 1906 - 31 Dec 1995]

SPARTA - Mrs. Mabel L. Smith, 66, Sparta, died at 7:03 p.m. Sunday at Springfield MediCenter. Death was attributed to natural causes. She was a native of Buffalo and lived there until moving to Sparta about 20 years ago. Survivors include her husband, Fred; a son, Tom, University Park, Md.; three daughters, Mrs. Betty Sugg, Springfield, Mrs. Jean Bilyeu, Riverbank, Calif., and Miss Marilyn Smith, Higginsville, a sister, Mrs. Louvie Evans, Modesto, Calif.; and four grandchildren. Arrangements were announced by Harris of Ozark.


Smith, Maggie Columbia (Holland) 1 Dec 1896 - 12 Nov 1982 OH 18 Nov 1982 p10

[Note: Daughter of William Albert & Mary Adeline (Eddings) Holland; married 26 Mar 1921 Louis Manley Smith]

Services for Maggie Smith, 86, Rogersville, were held Nov., 14 in Harmony Baptist Church west of Rogersville with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was in Smith Cemetery under the direction of Marsh. Mrs. Smith died Nov. 12 in Ozark Nursing and Care Center, Ozark, after a long illness. A lifelong area resident, she was a member of Harmony Baptist Church. Survivors include  a daughter, Mrs. Mary Kissee, Rogersville; three sisters, Mrs. Opal Garrison, Rogersville and Anna Holland and Mrs. Pauline Wickstrom, both of Carthage; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.


Smith, Maggie Columbia (Holland)1 Dec 1896 - 12 Nov 1982  OH 25 Nov 1982 pB12

Card of Thanks

Our sincere thanks to all our friends and relatives for every kindness shown during the illness and death of our loved one, Maggie Smith, We especially appreciated the many dedicated and caring people at Ozark Nursing and Care Center.  Opal Garrison  Anna Holland  Pauline Wickstrom  Margaret Smith  Donald and Ginni Smith  Jim, Mary and Kathy Kissee  45-ltc


Smith, Malissa Artie "Lizzie" (Wilson) 5 Sep 1850 - 28 Nov 1920 CCR 3 Dec 1920 p1

[Note: married 28 Sep 1870 Martin T. Smith 22 Jan 1849 - 1 Mar 1922; called Artie on 1900 census; no MO DC found]

Sister Lizzie Smith was born September 5, 1850 and was married to Mr. M. T. Smith September 28, 1870. To this union was born ten children, six sons and four daughters, four of whom have gone on to their reward. Sister Smith was converted at the age of 18 years and joined the Baptist church at Smyrna and lived a devoted christian life until death, which came the 28th day of November, 1920, leaving to mourn her loss, her husband and six children and twenty nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. Four grandchildren and one great grandchild had gone before. One brother and one sister. besides a host of relatives and friends. Sister Smith lived a life true for example. She has gone to the reward of the final faithful Darling mother had gone to rest With the happy and the blest.


Smith, Marilyn Kay 30 Nov 1944 - 10 May 2001  CCH-N 30 May 2001

[Note: Daughter of Fred L. & Mabel Lee (Scott) Smith]

Marilyn Kay Smith, 56. Springfield, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2001, at Cox Medical Center North, Springfield, following a month long illness. Marilyn was born Nov. 30, 1944 in Forsyth, Mo., the youngest child of Fred and Mabel Smith. She was a resident of Elm Sheet Group Home for a number of years and was employed at the Sheltered Workshop. She later transferred to Delaware Group Home. Marilyn was an avid participant in Special Olympics and bowling. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Mabel Smith. Survivors include: two sisters, Betty Sugg, Springfield, and Jean Bilyeu, California; a brother, John Tom Smith, Silver Springs, Md.; two nieces and two nephews. Funeral services were Monday, May 14 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Special Olympics

Smith, Martha Ann (Gray) 4 Jan 1871 - 13 Jul 1936 CCR 16 Jul 1936 p8

[Note: Daughter of William Rogers & Eva (Roller) Gray; married 5 Sep 1889 James E. Smith 1 Jun 1865 - 19 Feb 1939]

Martha Anne Gray, daughter of Uncle Bill Gray, was born in this neighborhood Jan. 14, 1871. She was married to James E. Smith Sept. 5, 1889, and to this union were born four boys, Charley, Warner, Sherman, and Fred, all of this community, with 11 grandchildren surviving. She was converted in her youth and live a consecrated Christian life and was a member of the Elm Grove Methodist church. She was a good wife, a devoted and loving mother, although being in poor health for several years, and it was always a pleasure for her to work for the comfort of her family. She leaves two sisters, Frances Miller and Mary Essary of Rogersville. Three brothers, Enock Gray of Springfield, Dan Gray of Rogersville, and Albert Gray of California. She died July 13, 1936, begin 65 years and 6 months old. She was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed by all. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Roller cemetery conducted by Rev. Goodnight of Monett, Mo. Burial was under direction of the Klepper Funeral Home of Ozark.

Smith, Martin T. 25 Jan 1849 - 1 Mar 1922 CCR 10 Mar 1922 p1

[Note: Son of William Eassian & Diana (Hutson) Smith; married 29 Sep 1870 Malissa Artie “Lizzie” Wilson]

M. T. Smith was born January 25, 1849 and died March 1, 1922, aged 73 years, 1 month and 8 days. He was married to Miss Lizzie Wilson September 28, 1870. To this union were born 10 children, six sons and four daughters. Four of the sons preceding him to the grave. He leaves 22 grandchildren and one great grand child. Brother Smith was converted at the age of 19 years and joined the Baptist church at Smyrnia and lived a devoted christian life until death, March 1, 1922, leaving to mourn his loss two sons and four daughters, 22 grandchildren and one great grandchild, three brothers and one sister and a host of other relatives and friends. Brother Smith lived a true life, an example for all to follow, for he is gone to be with his Savior, now and forever.

Smith, Mary (Walker) 22 Mar 1856 - 17 Dec 1943 CCR 23 Dec 1943 p1

[Note: Daughter of  John W. & Roxenia (Murray) Walker; married  Robert Henry Smith 14 Oct 1854 - 21 Apr 1938]

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Smith, 87, who died Dec. 17, were held Tuesday, Dec. 21, in the Sparta Baptist church, conducted by Rev. J.F. Wilson, with burial in Sparta cemetery under direction of the Sparta Funeral Home, Rathbun & Chaffin. Mrs. Smith was born near Linden in Christian county and in 1873 was married to Robert Smith, who preceded her in death five years ago. To this union were born eight children, three of whom preceded her in death. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Minnie Johnson of Sparta, Mrs. Addie Melton of Springfield, Mrs. Grace Wilson of Huntington Park, Calif., two sons, Lon Smith of Augusta, Montana, and Buster Smith of Sparta; a half-brother, Jim Walker of Oldfield; two half-sisters, Georgia Gibson of Sparta and Susie Wolf of Salida, Colo. Pallbearers were Leslie Clemens, Dr. W.W. Wilson, Jack Merritt, Horace Bird, Millard Johns, and Glen Rozell.

Smith, Mary Elizabeth (Miller) 1900 - 22 Dec 1985  OH 2 Jan 1986 pB2

[Note: no SSDI record verified]

Graveside services for Mary Elizabeth Smith, 85, Spokane, were held Dec. 27 in Sweet Lips Baptist Cemetery, Henderson, Tenn., with the Rev. Larry Bailey officiating. Local arrangements were under the direction of Whelchel Funeral Home, Branson, Mrs. Smith died Dec. 22 in Skaggs Community Hospital, Branson, following a short illness. She was a member of Sweet Lips Baptist Church, Tenn. Mrs. Smith moved to Spokane in 1978 to live with a niece. Survivors include one brother, Julian Miller, Dumas, Texas; and two nieces, Mary Armstrong, formerly of Spokane, and Barbara Thill, Plato, Ill.

Smith, Mary Esobel “Belle” (McHaffie)16 Jul 1878 - 8 Feb 1958  CCR 13 Feb 1958 p1

[Note: Daughter of Simon & Emily Catherine (Ragsdale) McHaffie; married 11 Aug 1895 CCM William Charles Smith 12 Oct 1876 - 13 Dec 1951]

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary E. Smith, 79, who died Saturday, Feb. 8 at here home near Bruner, were held Tuesday afternoon in the Bruner Church, with Mrs. Deloris Willis officiating. Burial was in McHaffie Cemetery under direction of Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. A native of Christian County, she was the widow of the late William Charles Smith. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church.  Survivors include three sons, Charlie Smith of the State of Washington, Lawrence Smith of Oldfield and Simon Smith of Bruner; six daughters, Mrs. Ernest Moses of Sparta, Mrs. A. C. Braden of Bruner, Mrs. A. C. Loveland of Springfield, Mrs. Herbert Bellman of St. Louis and Mrs. Gene Robinson, now living in Germany; 35 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren,; one brother, O. D. McHaffie of Bruner; three sisters, Mrs. Loyd Monger of Springfield, Mrs. John Martin of Bruner and Mrs. William Petit of Rogersville.

Smith, Mary Fern (Maples) 25 Jul 1914 - 12 Dec 1982   OH 23 Dec 1982 p9

[Note: Daughter of Charley C. & Rettie (Welch) Maples]

Services for Mary Fern Smith, 68, Springfield, were held Dec. 16 at Mount Sinai Church in Boaz with the Revs. Hosea Bilyeu and C. C. Daniels officiating. Burial was in Frazier Cemetery under direction of Meadors of Clever. Mrs. Smith died Dec. 12 at St. John’s Regional Health Center after a short illness. Survivors include one son, Larry, Arvin, Calif.; one brother, Elmer Maples, Clever; three sisters, Mrs. Cora Sparkman, Mount Vernon, Mrs. Valeria Chastain, Clever and Mrs. Eteleen Schultz, Excelsior Springs and one grandson.

Note: this clipping from the collection of Audrey (King) Maples has a handwritten date of December 12, 1982.    Contributed by Rada Beth  (Hayden) Maples.


Smith, Mary Gertrude 29 Aug 1911 - 3 May 1990 OH 10 May 1990

[Note: Daughter of Charles E. & Josie (  ) Smith]

Mary Gertrude Smith, 78, Rogersville, died Thursday, May 3, 1990 in Ozark Nursing and Health Care Center, Ozark. Born Aug. 29, 1911 to Charles E, and Josie Smith, she retired from the St. Louis County school system after 38 years of teaching. She was a member of Galloway Methodist Church, Missouri Teachers' Association, and a former graduate of the Springfield State Teacher's College (currently Southwest Missouri State University). She is survived by a niece, Mary Frances Ferrell, Overland Park, Kan,; two great-nieces, Jean Galloway, Overland Park, Kan., and Jana Larmar, Monett; a sister-in-law, Georgia Adams, Springfield; and two great-great-nieces. Graveside services were held Monday in Hazelwood Cemetery under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home South, Springfield, with the Rev. Ralph Turner officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.


Smith, Mary Helen (Graf) 22 Sep 1908 - 26 Sep 2005 SN-L 28 Sep 2005

[Note: Daughter of Edward & Marie (Houser) Graf; married 3 Nov 1943 Tom B. Smith ? - Mar 1991]

Services for Mrs. Mary Helen Graf Smith, 97, will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, in Greenlawn South Chapel. Burial will be in White Chapel Cemetery. No formal visitation is planned. Mary was born Sept. 22, 1908, near Billings to Edward and Marie Graf, two Swiss immigrants. She died Sept. 26, 2005, in St. John's Hospital, four days after her 97th birthday. She was a 1929 graduate of Marionville High School and later graduated from Draughon's Business College. She worked briefly as a legal secretary and in the office of Holsum Bread Co. before joining the business office of Sears, Roebuck and Co. He work earned her a promotion to credit manager at Sears at a time when few women held comparable positions. While working at Sears, she met the love of her life, Tom B. Smith. They were married Nov. 3, 1943. She continued working, while he served during World War II, at O'Reilly Hospital and in Europe. After his discharge, they built the Sunshine Court Motel, operating it for about a year. They then worked together in real estate development and construction, with Tom supervising the building and Mary handling all the business operations. Their first major project was construction of 44 homes west of St. John's Hospital. They then purchased 147 acres at Campbell Avenue and Republic Road, when the area was agricultural and several miles south of the city limits. There they developed the Park Crest subdivision and shopping center. They put in streets, a water system, and even one of the first volunteer fire departments in the county. After selling the Park Crest water system to the city of Springfield, they thought about retirement, but not for long. They began to develop the Villa Park Heights water system and subdivision west of the airport. They sold the system in 1985 because of Tom's failing health. Family was always important to Mary. She and Tom adopted their only daughter, Betty, and encouraged her journalistic career. The Smiths celebrated 48 years of marriage. Their dedication to work was superseded by generosity and charitable giving. Mary and Tom made generous donations to Cox Medical Center, Primrose Place, St. John's Chapel, College of the Ozarks and many other charities. They were founding member of St. John's Chapel. Mary continued to participate in its activities although her attendance was limited after her health began to fail three years ago. She was the church's oldest member. Mary was preceded in death by her husband in March 1991. Also preceding her in death were her three brothers, John, Rudy, and Ernest; and eight sisters, Betty, Freida, Anna, Lena, Lydia, Johanna, Beth, and her identical twin sister, Martha. The twins enjoyed a special, close relationship. Until Martha's death in 1997, the two frequently wore identical outfits and continued to keep children guessing who was who at family gatherings. Surviving are her daughter, Betty Smith, of Tahlequah, Okla.; a sister-in-law, Loretta Smith of Springfield; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Her family, friends and neighbors would like to thank the caregivers from Home Sweet Home Care, who lovingly cared for her in her home for the past three years, until her final hospitalization. Knowing Mary has enriched many lives. Donations are suggested to St. John's Chapel of the charity of the donor's choice.


Smith, Mary Jane (Turner) 10 Feb 1939 - 13 Dec 1986 OH 18 Dec 1986 p5

Mary Jane (Turner) Smith, 47, Ozark, formerly of Fordland, died at 8:35 p.m. Saturday in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a short illness. A homemaker, Mrs. Smith was a member of the Baptist church. Survivors include two brothers, Robert Dale Turner, Arlington, Texas, and Wendell Lee Turner, Littleton, Colo.; and two sisters, Betty Beach and Linda Roberts, both of Fordland. Services were Tuesday in Marsh Funeral Chapel, Rogersville, with Rev. Roy Cantrell officiating. Burial will be in Seymour Memorial Cemetery.


Smith, Mary Louise (Langston) 16 Jan 1926 – 26 Sep 1992  NN-E 30 1992

[Note: Daughter of Guy Russell & Veda Lillian (Shaddy) Langston; married Donald R. Smith]

Mary Louise Smith, 66, Nixa, died at 7:25 a.m: Saturday in St. John's Regional Health Center. She was born Jan. 16, 1926, in the Shaddy community, the daughter of Guy Russell and Veda Lillian Shaddy Langston. She was an interior decorating seamstress and a member of National and High Church of Christ. She was a faithful member of the Church of Christ for over 51 years, a singer with the “Living Word Chorus,” and a board member for the Nixa Senior Citizen's Center. Survivors include her husband, Donald R. Smith; two sons, James Andrew Smith, Norman, Okla., and John Dwaine Smith, Mustang, Okla.; three daughters, Carolyn Sue Williams, Aurora, Donna Louise Elliott, Springfield, and Melody Lynn Esterline, Nixa; two brothers, Carl Eugene Langston, Springfield, and Billy James Langston, Houston, Texas; a sister, Dorothy Sue Pederson, Macomb, Ill.; an aunt, Vivian Jordan, Nixa; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.  Services were held Monday, Sept. 28, in Greenlawn Funeral Home North with Bill McFarland officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.


Smith, Melvin James 20 Jul 1927 - 12 Jan 2004 SN-L 14 Jan 2004

[Note: Son of Frank & Ethel (Phare) Smith; married 31 Dec 1949 Maxine Gilmore]

Melvin James Smith, 76, of Springfield, passed away Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, in Ozark Nursing and Care Center following an extended illness. Melvin was born in Springfield and was a lifelong area resident. He graduated from Springfield Central High School in 1945. He was a Navy veteran of World War II where he was a Petty Officer 3rd Class. He was an installer with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for 35 years, retiring in 1982. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. Melvin loved life and enjoyed the out of doors, was an avid fisherman and loved to quail hunt. He loved gardening and enjoyed sharing his vegetable produce with family and friends. He was a talented musician and enjoyed playing the ukulele. For many years, Melvin participated with several softball teams. During high school, he played for Springfield Tablet Company, and was later with the Lions Softball League and Bell Systems League. He was proud of being selected to play shortstop with the Professional Baseball Minor League St. Louis Browns. Melvin and Maxine Gilmore were united in marriage on Dec. 31, 1949. To this union, three children were born. Together they were privileged to share 46 years. Maxine preceded him in death on April 20, 1996. He was also preceded by his parents, Frank and Ethel Phare Smith, and three brothers, Hank, Marvin and Lloyd Smith. He is survived by one son, Stan, of Hernando, Miss.; two daughters and their husbands, Cindy and Richard Craigmyle, and Lisa and Mitchell Munkatchy, all of Springfield; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and his twin brother, Elwyn Smith of Springfield. Memorial services will be Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004, at 1 p.m. in St. Paul United Methodist Church, Springfield, Mo., with Rev. Gary Metcalf officiating. Inurnment will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Springfield, Mo., under the direction of Wilson Brim-Daniel Funeral Home of Ash Grove. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church and Community Hospice.


Smith, Michael Raymond 27 May 1941 - 14 Sep 1998  CCH-N 23 Sep 1998

[Note: Son of Nelson & Clara ( ) Smith; married 17 Oct 1997 Sherry]

Michael Raymond Smith, age 57, of Sparta, died Monday, September 14, from an apparent heart attack. He was born May 27, 1941 in Kansas and was the son of Nelson and Clara Smith. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force, retiring after 20 years in 1982. He was employed at Plaza Gas in Ozark. Mr. Smith was also a stamp dealer. He and Sherry were married on October 17, 1997. His parents and a brother, Bob Smith, preceded him in death.  Survivors include: His wife, Sherry; a son, Mark Smith, Springfield; a daughter, Tonya Mensing and her husband, Roger, O'Fallan, Illinois; a brother, Jim Smith, Hinkley, California; a sister, Georgia Binderim, Perry, Oklahoma; two stepchildren, Tammy Pihl and her husband, Carl, Kansas City, and Tim Burns and his wife, Kelly, Independence; a step-grandson, Zachary Pihl; nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Thursday, September 7, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.

Smith, Michelle Renee 28 Mar 1980 - 14 Dec 2008 SN-L 21 Dec 2008

[Note: Daughter of Peter Kenneth & Lois Marie (Wojchik) Smith; father of her children John Rosa]]

Miss Michelle Renee Smith, 28, Republic, passed away Sunday, December 14, 2008, in her home. She was born March 28, 1980, in Wheatland, Wyoming, the daughter of Peter Kenneth and Lois Marie (Wojchik) Smith. She is survived by her two children, Savannah and Jeremiah Rosa; the father of her children, John Rosa, all of Republic; her parents, Pete and Lois Smith, LaVerne, Calif.; two brothers and their spouses, Kenny and Carey Smith, Upland, Calif., and Paul and Rachelle Smith, Glendora, Calif.; maternal grandmother, Amelia Wojchik, Winona, Minnesota; paternal grandmother of Savannah and Jeremiah, Linda Rosa, Billings; and many other extended family and close friends. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 22, 2008, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, with Pastor Jim Southerlind officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Republic. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m., prior to the service, in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Savannah and Jeremiah Rosa, in care of US Bank, P.O. Box 50, Republic, MO 65738 Online condolences may be made at

Smith, Mildred (Cook) 26 Apr 1916 - 6 Jun 2011 SN-L 11 Jun 2011
[Note: Daughter of A. A. & Elizabeth (  ) Cook; married 12 Nov 1938 Glenn B. Smith 4 Aug 1915 - 26 May 1983]
Mildred Cook Smith was born April 26, 1916 in Iola, Kan., to A.A. and Elizabeth Cook. She passed away on June 6, 2011 in The Maples. She married Glenn Smith on November 12, 1938 and he preceded her in death in 1983. She is survived by her brother Joe Cook and many nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 13, 2011 at 1 p.m., in Greenlawn Funeral Home South with burial in Hopedale Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday, from 2-4 p.m., in the funeral home. Online condolences can be made at

Smith, Mildred G. (Broce) 14 Aug 1916 - 25 Jun 1991  NN-E 4 Jul 1991

[Note: Daughter of Howard & Callie (  ) Broce; married Irvin E. "Dude" Smith 18 Jun 1916 - Aug 1973]

Mildred G. Smith, 74, Sparta, died Tuesday morning, June 25, 1991, St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. A longtime resident of Sparta, she was born in West Virginia and grew up in Mammoth Springs, Ark. She was one of the first women truck drivers in the United States. She also worked at Hagale Industries and retired from Fasco Industries. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church, Spokane. Preceding her in death was her husband, I.E. "Dude" Smith, in 1973. Survivors include a son, Donnie R. Smith, Rogersville; two daughters, Geraldine Pryer, Spokane, and Maxine Coffer, Oldfield; two brothers, Price Broce, Orangeville, Calif., and John Broce, Marionville; a sister; Mabel Baird, Highlandville; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services were Friday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. George Bishop officiating. Burial was in West Finley Cemetery, Fordland.

Smith, Milford T. 16 May 1909 - 27 Jun 1988  OH 30 Jun 1988

[Note: Son of William L. & Julia (  ) Smith; married Leslie Almeda “Meda“ Hobbs 18 Apr 1914 - 13 Dec 2008]

Milford T. Smith, 79, of Ozark, died at 5:30 a.m. Monday in his home after an apparent heart attack. Services for Mr. Smith were held Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Adams Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was in the Longrun Cemetery in Ozark County, under the direction of Adams Funeral Home. Mr. Smith was born May 16, 1909, near Longrun to William L. and Julia Smith. He lived near Lathrop in northern Missouri for a number of years before moving to Ozark in 1957. He was in the construction business, building the Smith Addition and Southern Hills in Ozark before his retirement. He was a member of Prospect Baptist Church, where he served as deacon. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Nona Mae Smith, and a son, Shelby Harold Smith. Survivors include his wife, Meda, of Ozark; two daughters, Ellen Fulton, of Sparta and Norma Hardcastle, of Ozark; one daughter-in-law, Beverly Smith, of Sparta; one brother, Perry Smith, of Theodosia; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Smith, Myrrl (Garrison) 13 Dec 1919 - 18 Jun 2001

[Note: Daughter of Walter T. & Evaylee (Liles) Garrison; married 1 Mar 1937 John Joseph Smith, Sr. 19 Jun 1916 - 21 Sep 1997]

Myrrl Smith, 81, Sparta, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Monday, June 18, 2001, in her home following a long illness.  Mrs. Smith, a homemaker, was born December 13, 1919, in Galloway, Mo., the daughter of the late Walter T. and Evaylee Liles Garrison.  She was united in marriage to John J. Smith, Sr. on March 1, 1937, in Cody, Mo.  He preceded her in death in 1997.  She was a member of the Assemblies of God Church, Sparta, and enjoyed hunting, fishing and the great outdoors. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, John J. Smith, III; three sisters and two brothers.  She is survived by four sons, William Smith, Steubenville, Ohio, John J. Smith, Sparta, Mo., Walter Smith, Sparta, and Carl Smith, Bloomingdale, Ohio; two daughters, Mary Louise Ward, Bloomingdale, and Frances Thompson, Steubenville; three sisters, Myrtle Dilley, Springfield, Mo., Mary Tate, Chadwick, and Marie Johnson, Sparta; a brother, William R. “Bid” Garrison, Chadwick; sixteen grandchildren; and twenty-five great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today, June 20, 2001, in Ayre-Goodwin-Lee Funeral Home at Rivermonte.  Burial will follow in Sparta Cemetery, Sparta.

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