Van, Edith Evelyn, d. 1973 - Varney, Forrest Robert, d. 2012

 

Van, Edith Evelyn (Johnson) Davis 31 Oct 1899 - 19 Jan 1973 OH 27 Jan 1973 p8

[Note: Daughter of  Solomon & Margaret (  ) Johnson; married first Lester H. Davis 26 Nov 1900 - 8 Apr 1963; married second Louis A. Van 5 Apr 1890 - 5 Oct 1976; tombstones under each married name]

NIXA - Funeral services for Mrs. Edith Evelyn Can, 73, of Route 1, Brookline, were at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Wilson Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Charley Workman and Harry McCullough officiating, Burial was in the Manley Cemetery under the direction of Harris of Nixa. Mrs. Van died at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield Friday morning after an illness of several months. Survivors include her husband, Louis; four sons, Raymond Davis of Wayne, Mich.; Everett Davis of Route 2, Republic, Edward David, of Route 1, Brookline, and Glen Davis of Watseka, Ill; one sister, Mrs. Tressie Stavy of Indianapolis, Ind; three brothers, Woodrow Young of Rt. 1, Brookline, Taylor Johnson of Payette, Ida. and John Johnson of Long Beach, Calif. and eight grandchildren.

 

Van Antwerp, Lucy (Hartley) 1 Apr 1896 - Dec 1961 CCR 21 Dec 1961 p1

[Note: sister-in-law of editor/publisher of the Christian County Republican]

The following obituary of Mrs. J. C. (Lucy) Van Antwerp appeared Dec. 14 in the Galesburg Register-Mail, Galesburg, Ill.. Mrs. Van Antwerp had visited in Ozark many times and had many acquaintances here.  Mrs. J. C.  Van Antwerp, who had been active in club and church circles in Galesburg and Knoxville, died today at 6:28 a.m. at Cottage Hospital after an illness of 10 weeks, She was 65. Mrs,. VanAntwerp had lived at Gilbert Park in Knoxville the past 2 1/2 years and in Galesburg the 32 years before that. She was a past president of the Galesburg Women’s Club, Oliver Wendell Holmes Club and the Cottage Hospital Guild. While a member of the First Christian Church in Galesburg, she taught a Bible class and in Junior Church. She was a member of the Knoxville Christian Church, the Delphian Study Club, Inter-Club Council, Galesburg Council of Church Women, Galesburg Women’s Chorus and Community Chorus and the Knoxville’s Women’s Club. She was parliamentarian of the 15th District, Illinois Federation of Women’s Clubs.  Surviving are her husband, James F. Van Antwerp, whom she married June 7, 1916 at Astoria; a daughter, Mrs. Lugene Blanchard of Springfield; and a sister, Mrs. Bertha Pile of Ozark, Mo. Mrs. Van Antwerp was born in Astoria April 1, 1896. She lived there for 26 years and at Bushnell before moving to Galesburg. Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. in First Christian Church in Galesburg and burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family said memorials may be sent to the Cottage Hospital Guild.

 

Van Bibber, Regean Charlotte (Dusell) 28 Mar 1929 - 13 Jul 2010  SN-L 16 Jul 2010

[Note: Daughter of Renald Bryan & Edna Florence (Cooling) Dusell]

Regean Charlotte Dusell Van Bibber, age 81, of Nixa, passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2010 in St. John's Regional Health Center. She was born March 28, 1929 in Ceresco Township, Minnesota, the daughter of Renald Bryan and Edna Florence (Cooling) Dusell. She graduated from Kahler School of Nursing in Rochester, Minnesota in 1950. She retired from St. John's Regional Health Center. During her employment Jean served as Assistant Director of Nursing Service and in her final years of employment with St. John's, she was Activities Director at Mercy Villa. Survivors include three daughters, Jolynn Szesny of Nixa, Shelley Gates and husband, Michael of Nixa, and Lisa Williams and husband Danny, of Bonner Springs, Kansas; three grandchildren, JP Szesny, Michele Gates, and Christopher Gates; and three sisters, Florence Baarts of Vernon Center, Minnesota, Lorraine Miller of Paducah, Kentucky, and Joan Blackstad of New Ulm, Minnesota. A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Friday, July 16, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Rev. Adam Parvey officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Jean's favorite charity, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital .

 

Van Gelder, Maxine T.  (Jones) 1921 - 21 Jun 1986 OH 26 Jun 1986 p6

[Note: married Nick M. Van Gelder 12 Oct 1914 - 26 Jun 2003 ; no SSDI record found]

Services for Maxine T. Van Gelder, 64, Springfield, were held June 25 in German-Scharpf University Chapel with the Rev. Gene Atkins officiating. Burial was in Hazelwood Cemetery. Mrs. Van Gelder died June 21 in Hillhaven Convalescent Center. A Springfield resident since 1945, she was a member of King’s Way United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Nick M.; one son, Bruce N., Lomita, Calif.; two daughters, Diane Newman, Ozark and Denise Farris, Springfield; two brothers, Lloyd M. Jones, Statesboro, Ga., and Charles Jones, Pine Bluff, Ark.; and six grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Southwestern Missouri Humane Society or the American Cancer Society.

 

Van Horn, Lillie Mae 1905 - 5 Dec 2005 SN-L 6 Dec 2005

Lillie Mae Van Horn, age 100, of Ozark, passed away on Monday. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will be in Brown Cemetery, Taney County. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, in the funeral home.

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Van Horn, Lillie Mae 1905 - 5 Dec 2005 SN-L 6 Dec 2005

[Note: married George W. Van Horn 22 Dec 1895 - 15 Oct 1969]

            Lillie Mae Van Horn, 100, of Ozark, passed away Dec. 5, 2005. Survivors include: Six children, Gladys Essick, Ozark, Eugene Van Hoen and wife Frances, Ozark, Easther Moser, Joplin, Jeweldean Van Horn and his wife Sandy. Kimberling City, Patsy David, Buffalo, and Kenneth Van Horn and his wife Shirley, Ozark; twenty-two grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and a niece, Tressie, that Lillie had taken into her home at a young age. Funeral services were 10 a.m. Dec. 9, 2005, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial followed in Brown Cemetery, Taney County. 

 

Van Horn, Lola May (Lewis) 30 Oct 1916 - 11 Feb 1986 OH 20 Feb 1986 p7

[Note: Daughter of  Thomas & Julia ( ) Lewis; married March G. Van Horn 18 Mar 1918 - 28 Mar 1999]

Services for Lola May Van Horn, 69, Sparta, were held Feb. 15 in the First Baptist Church, Rogersville, with the Rev. Winston Burton officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery. Mrs. Van Horn died Feb. 11 in her home after a short illness. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Calif. Church, Rogersville. Survivors include her husband, March; and one sister, Edna Roller, Rogersville.

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Van Horn, Lola May (Lewis) 30 Oct 1916 - 11 Feb 1986 OH 27 Feb 1986 pB11

Card of Thanks

Words cannot express our appreciation for all the prayers, cards, calls, flowers, food and comfort given us during our time of bereavement. Our sincere thanks and God’s blessing to each one. March Van Harm Family  71tp

 

Van Kampen, Barbara Jean (Wyma) 14 Mar 1949 - 12 Mar 1993 OH 17 Mar 1993

[Note: Daughter of Albert & Helen (Wallace) Wyma; married 22 Sep 1967 Lyle Gene Van Kampen]

Barbara Jean Van Kampen, 43, Sparta, died Friday, March 12, 1993; near Sparta from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born March 14, 1949, in Knoxville, Iowa. On September 22, 1967, she was united in marriage to Lyle Gene Van Kampen. She lived in Pella, Iowa, before moving to this area in 1973: Barbara was employed by Christian County Gas Company as secretary. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Ozark, and was an active 4-H Club member. She was preceded in death by: her father, Albert Wyma; and her husband's parents, Jacob and Berdena. Van Kampen. Survivors include her husband, Lyle; her mother, Helen Keithley, Walnut Shade; a son, Christopher Lynn Van Kampen, and daughter-in-law, Tracy, Sparta; daughter, Tami Renee Van Kampen, Sparta; sister, Kathy Hartzell, Russellville, Ark.; and her grandparents, Floyd and Mildred Wallace, Leighton, Iowa. Funeral services were Tuesday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Lynn Van De Mark officiating. Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Baptist Church.

 

Van Kampen,  Christopher Lynn 7 Apr 1972 – 18 Dec 1994  CCH-N 21 Dec 1994

[Note: Son of Lyle Gene & Barbara Jean (Wyma) Van Kampen; married Tracy]

Christopher Lynn Van Kampen, 22, Springfield, died, early Sunday, Dec. 18, 1994, from injuries sustained in an automobile-pedestrian accident. He was born April 7, 1972, the son of Lyle and Barbara Van Kampen. He was a 1990 graduate of Sparta High School. On March 26, 1992, he was united in marriage to Tracy Beebe. He was preceded in death by his mother on March 12, 1993, and grandparents, Albert Wyma and Jacob and Berdena Van Kampen. Survivors include his wife, Tracy; his father, Lyle Van Kampen, Nixa; a sister, Tami Van Kampen, Springfield; grandmother, Helen Keithley, Walnut Shade; and greatgrandparents, Floyd and Mildred Wallace, Walnut Shade.  Adopted at the age of 21 months by Lyle and Barbara Van Kampen, he is also survived  by seven biological brothers and sisters. He was looking forward to the birth of his first child next May. Services will be held at 2  p.m. Wednesday in Adams Funeral Home, with Pastor Lynn Van DeMark officiating. Burial will be in Hopedale Cemetery.

 

Van Landingham, Oma (McLemore) 17 Apr 1887 - 5 Jul 1939 CCR 13 Jul 1939 p1

[Note: Daughter of William & Salnita (Kraft) McLemore; married 25 Sep 1915 T. C. Vanlandingham; spelling from tombstone varies from obit]

Mrs. Oma McLemore was born April 17, 1887 near Durant, OK. She was united in marriage to T.C. Van Laningham Sept. 25, 1915. She was the mother of one daughter, Eva, and one son Willie by a previous marriage. She had never united with any church but became a Christian in the year 1916. She was in ill health for the last five years of her life. She succumbed to her illness at the Burge hospital in Springfield, MO, July 5, 1939. Mrs. Van Laningham is survived by her husband, two children, one sister and four brothers. Her body was laid to rest at Sparta, which is surrounded by the Ozark Hills of Southern Missouri which she so much loved. Funeral services were held Friday, July 7, 3:30 pm at the residence near Oldfield by Rev. Ledyard with burial in the Sparta cemetery under the direction of the T. B. Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

Van Ness, Jack K. 8 Jun 1941 - 4 Jul 2006 SN-L 6 Jul 2006

[Note: Son of Joseph Smith & Verna (Brazeal) Van Ness; married 19 Dec 1968 Mickey Smith]

Jackie K. Van Ness, 65, Rogersville, passed away at 12:54 a.m. Tuesday, July 4, 2006, in St. John's Regional Health Center, after a short illness. He was born June 8, 1941, in Mansfield, Missouri, the son of the late Joseph Smith and Verna (Brazeal) Van Ness. He was united in marriage on December 19, 1968, in Miami, Oklahoma, to Mickey Smith. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Bobbie Joe, Jerry, and Curtis; and his father-in-law, Don Smith. Jack was a United States Army Veteran. He was a retired truck driver and a member of the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Association. Jack loved showing and raising horses, and trail riding. He is survived by his wife, Mickey; a daughter, Jacqueline Van Ness Boring of Seymour; a son, Jerry Van Ness of Rogersville; two grandchildren, McCoy Boring of Seymour and Ryann Gettle of Pleasant Hope; his brothers, Joe Ray, Darrell and Cathy Van Ness, all of Mansfield, Larry and Jan, Gerald and Beverly Van Ness, all of Springfield; a sister, Leah Mae and Connie Lee of Ava; his mother-in-law, Geraldine Smith of Nixa; special friends, "Jack's Little Buddies", and many other friends, nieces, and nephews. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 7, 2006, with Brother Steve Martin officiating in J.D. Lee and Sons Funeral Chapel, Rogersville. A visitation of family and friends will be held 6 to 8 p.m. today, July 6, 2006, in the funeral home. It was Jack's request that his body be cremated following services. The family has requested memorial donations be made to the Union Hill Church of Christ Building Fund or to a memorial of the donor's choice. Online condolences and guest book signing may also be made at www.jdleeandsons.com

 

Vance, Ella Mae 21 Apr 1886 - 3 Mar 1973 OH 8 Mar 1973 p9

Mrs. Ella Mae Vance, 86, Ozark, died Saturday in the Christian County Nursing Home of natural causes. Mrs. Vance was a former resident of San Diego. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Eleanor Gaither, Route 1, Rogersville and Mrs. Dorothy Burns, Agora, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Ethel O’Connor, Sioux City, Iowa; eight grandchildren and a great grandchild. The body was sent to San Diego under direction of Harris for burial and services.

 

Vandekerkhove, Fred 20 Mar 1925 - 16 Sep 2003 CCH-N 24 Sept 2003 & SN-L 19 Sep 2003

[Note: Son of John & Maggie (  ) Vandekerkhove; married first Marcellyn; married 1977 Maxine]

Fred Vandekerkhove, 78, Nixa, died suddenly at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 16, 2003, in his home after a long struggle with heart disease and diabetes. He was born March 20, 1925, to John and Maggie Vandekerkhove. Vandekerkhove served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Afterwards, he and his brother started Vander Brothers Construction Company running heavy equipment in Illinois. He moved to Republic in 1966 and started his electric company business. He met his wife Maxine in 1977 and they were married the same year.  Vandekerkhove was a faithful member of the Church of Christ for many years. He attended the Jamesville congregation where he generously gave of himself and his time to help others.  He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, one brothers and his first wife, Marcellyn. Survivors include his wife, Maxine; one sister, Mary Carrier; one brother, Gus "Butch" Vandekerkhove; seven children, Freddie Vandekerkhove and wife Kathy, Nixa, Terry Vandekerkhove and wife Carol, Battlefield, Ron Middleton and wife Marcelene, Nixa, Bonnie Riebesehl and husband Daniel, Las Vegas; Luana Reno and husband Bob, Shell Knob; Lavonne McEntire and husband Bob, Nixa, and Libbi McCoy and husband Mike, Nixa; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.  Services were held at 2 p.m. Sept. 20 in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Jimmie Smith, Ron Alexander and Billy Dickinson officiating. Burial was in Jamesville Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2003

 

Vanderhoof, Nina Loretta (Burks) 21 Jun 1923 - 7 Dec 2004 SN-L 9 Dec 2004

[Note: Daughter of  Arthur Simpson & Anna Mae (Buxton) Burks]

Nina Loretta Vanderhoof, 81, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004. Nina was born June 21, 1923, to Arthur S. and Anna Mae (Buxton) Burks. Survivors include her husband, Jack; one sister, Juanita Applegate of Fordland; daughters Luann Trusell and husband Bill, Virginia Woolery, and Jackie Moore and husband Mark; and her son, Howard Vanderhoof and wife Rebecca; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Her son, Herschel McHaffie; daughters Wanda Simmons and Pat Stockdale; brothers Buck, Arthur, Waldo and Spud Burks; and sister Opal West, preceded Nina in death. Memorial services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Dec. 10, 2004, at St. John's Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution may be made to St. John's Episcopal where Nina was a member for many years. Arrangements are under the care of Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home.

 

Vanderhoof, Sarah Elizabeth 16 Sep 1982 - 3 Feb 2006 SN-L 5 Feb 2006

[Note: Daughter of Steven & Marilyne (Copeland) Vanderhoof]

Sarah Elizabeth Vanderhoof, born September 16, 1982, went to be with her Lord and Savior on February 3, 2006, after a long illness. Sarah was preceded in death by her grandfather, Jack Copeland, and her uncle, Rick Rea, who will welcome her to Heaven. She is survived by parents, Steven and Marlyne Vanderhoof; sisters, April and Ashley Vanderhoof; proud grandparents, Ben and Dolores Vanderhoof and Thelma Copeland; her uncles and aunts, David and Paula Rea, Chuck Rea, Gary and Glenda Rea, Michelle Pendergrass, Tina Rea, Mike and Sheila Copeland, Marc Copeland and her aunt and best friend, Merrian Copeland. Sarah is also survived by a nephew, Benjamin Vanderhoof, and many loving cousins and friends. Sarah's courage through a long and painful battle was an inspiration to all who knew her and she will be missed by all of us. Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 7, 2006, in Glenstone Baptist Church with Dr. Patrick Ward officiating. Burial will follow in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery under the care of Herman H. Lohmeyer Funeral Home, 500 E. Walnut St. Visitation will be from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Christian County DCO, 855 W. Enterprise Lane, Nixa, MO 65714. Online condolences can be made at www.hhlohmeyer.com

 

Vanderlinden, Nita Ferna (Fitzgerald) 1934 - 6 Feb 1974  OH 14 Feb 1974 p6

[Note: Daughter of R. E. & ? (?) Fitzgerald; married Harry Vanderlinden]

Mrs. Nita Ferne Vanderlinden, 39, of Ozark, died at her home about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday after a short illness. She was a member of the University Heights Baptist Church in Springfield. Survivors include her husband, Harry; one daughter, Vicki, of the home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Fitzgerald, Springfield and one sister, Mrs. Linda Proyor of Blue Springs. Funeral services were held Friday in the Ralph Thieme Chapel with the Rev. William D. Webber officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery.

 

Vandermark, Gay Elaine 1951 - 10 Mar 2012 CCH-N 21 Mar 2012 & AdamsFH & SN-L 15 Mar 2012

[Note: married 1975 Kenneth Lee Vandermark]

            Mrs. Gay Elaine Vandermark, 60, Ozark, was called home to God and passed away at 7:03 a.m. March 10, 2012, in her home. She leaves behind her husband of 36 years Kenneth Lee Vandermark; her two daughters and their children; Jamie Ann Lannan and her son-in-law Jason with their children Amethytst, 14, and Sebastian, 5, Malessia Gay Hubbard and her daughter

Bailey Biagi and her great-grandson Jaxon, 1. A memorial service will be 3 p.m. March 17 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Mark Drake officiating. Visitation will be 2 p.m. until service time Saturday, in the funeral home.


Vanderpool, Chester Lee 1916 -  9 Jan 1950  CCR 12 Jan 1950

[Note: Son of R. L. H. & ? (?) Vanderpool; married Von Treba]

The death of Chester Lee Vanderpool, 33, Riverdale farmer and World War II veteran, Sunday night or early Monday, was attributed to a heart attack by T. B. Chaffin, Christian County coronet. Vanderpool's body was found early Monday in his car in a garage some distance from their residence near Ozark. He had gone to the garage Sunday night to get his car preparatory to go hunting, his wife, Mrs. Von Treba Vanderpool, said. There was evidence he had had difficulty in starting the car and had been working on the motor. It was believed he was attempting to start the automobile again when he suffered the heart attack. Besides wife, he is survived by two children; Peggy Joan, 7, and Jesse Lee, 9, his parents; Mr. and Mrs. R.L.H. Vanderpool, Route 4, Springfield, and two sisters; Mrs. Mae Morlan of Route 4; and Mrs. Thelma Housley, 1440 Frisco; Springfield. Funeral services will be under direction of Dunn funeral home. Burial will be in National Cemetery.

 

Vanderpool, Claude Eugene 30 Mar 1879 - 20 Sep 1951  CCR 27 Sep 1951

[Note: Son of Lum & Imogene (Swatts) Vanderpool; married Jane Hembree ]

Claude E Vanderpool, 72, died Thursday, Sept. 20 at his home in Nixa. A resident of Nixa two months, Mr. Vanderpool previously lived eight years at Marionville, and was a member of the Christian church. Survivors include his wife, Jane; two sons, Ora Lee Vanderpool, Omaha, NE and Loren of Springfield; two daughters, Mrs. Elnora Simpson, Dixon, CA, and Mrs. Verna Richardson of Verona; two brothers, John of Delta, Co, and Arthur of Barber, AR; two sisters, Mrs. Maggie Mitley, Vinita, OK, and Mrs. Alice Asmussen, Liberty, KS; 14 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, two stepsons and a half-sister. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Harris of Nixa.

 

Vanderpool, Mary (Davis) Turner Vanderpool 2 May 1856 - 15 Jul 1934 CCR 19 Jul 1934 p2

[Note: Daughter of James & Easter (Davis)  Davis; married 22 Mar 1877 William Henry Turner; married 2 Oct 1890 Henry G. Vanderpool 20 Apr 1854 - 6 Mar 1926 ; married 1 Dec 1928 S. Frank Vanderpool (2 last were brothers); discrepancy in birthdate between death certificate and mortuary record - 2 ay 1856 or 1 May 1857]

Mary Vanderpool departed this life on July 15 in the home of her daughter at 773 North Robertson Street, Springfield, aged 77 years. She is survived by the husband, one son and three daughters and many other relatives. Funeral services were conducted July 16 at the Highlandville cemetery at 7 p.m. by Rev. Steve Bilyeu with burial under the direction of T.B. Chaffin.

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Vanderpool, Mary (Davis) Turner Vanderpool 1 May 1857 - 15 Jul 1934 CCR 19 Jul 1934

[Note: Daughter of James & Easter (Davis) Davis; married 22 May 1877 William Henry Turner; married 2 Oct 1890 Henry G. Vanderpool 20 Apr 1854 - 6 Mar 1926; married  1 Dec 1928 S. Frank Vanderpool]

Mary Vanderpool departed this life on July 15th in the home of her daughter at 733 North Robertson street, Springfield, aged 77. She is survived by the husband, one son and three daughters, and many other relatives. Funeral services were conducted July 16th at Highlandville Cemetery at 2 o’clock P.M. by Rev. Steve Bilyeu with burial under direction of  T. Chaffin. Christian County Republican – Thursday, July 19, 1934. Contributed by Fran Bodwell. [2 May 1856 - 15 Jul 1934]

 

Vandeventer, Cora E. (Casey) 5 Mar 1886 - 6 Nov 1983  OH 6 Mar 1980 p6

[Note: married  1 Mar 1911 CCM Judge William L. Vandeventer]

Mrs. Cora E. Vandeveter Celebrates Her 94th Birthday

One of Christian County’s oldest residents was 94 yesterday (Wednesday). Cora E. Vandeventer celebrated at the Christian County Nursing Home where she resides. Cora E. Casey was born March 5, 1886 in Taney County. She attended school at Helphrey, near Taneyville, where she later taught school. After her marriage to William L. Vandeventer, they moved to Ozark in 1917, and Ozark has been her home since the. She was librarian at Ozark High School and served as Ozark’s collector for several years. In 1925, she because a charter member of Northside Church of Christ where e she remained active until her health forces her to remain at home. She was a member of the Ozark Garden Club and the Ozark Literary Club. She had a daughter, Margaret J. McDaniel of Springfield, a son, Lance W., of Ozark; two grandchildren of Springfield and one great granddaughter, Casey Vandeventer, named after he great grandmother’s maiden name. Gradually dimming eyesight has only slowed down her crocheting, and those visiting her will probably find her with a need and thread in hand, contentedly working. Time has not dimmed her sense of humor, though; or the sparkle of mischief in her eyes. She enjoys receiving cards or visitors.

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Vandeventer, Cora E. (Casey) 5 Mar 1886 - 6 Nov 1983  OH 10 Nov 1983 p5

Graveside services for Cora Vandeventer, 97, Ozark, were held Nov 8 in Ozark Cemetery with James Baysinger officiating,. Burial was under direction of Harris. Mrs. Vandeventer died Nov. 6 in Christian County Nursing Home, after an illness of several months. A Taney County native, she was a school teacher for the Ozark High School. She was tax collector for Ozark for 20 years. She was a charter member of Northside Church of Christ. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Mildred J. McDaniel, Springfield; a son, Lance W., Ozark; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

 

Vandeventer, Daniel O., Dr. 30 Apr 1852 - 18 Jul 1921 CCR 22 Jul 1921 p1

[Note: married Anna Louise Cummings 14 Jul 1855 - 14 Jul 1919]

Dr. D. O. Vandeventer, father of Representative W. L. Vandeventer, died at the home of his daughter. Mrs. Peace, at Harrisburg, Ark., July 18, where he had been living the past few months. The remains were shipped to Christian county for burial, being met in Springfield by Tom Chaffin of the Ozark Undertaking Company and brought to Ozark Tuesday night to the home of his son. On Wednesday morning the remains were taken to Garrison, his former home and where he lived for many years, for burial. Rev. Alexander of the Ozark Baptist church conducted the services. Burial was in the Garrison cemetery beside his wife who preceded him a few years ago and a daughter who died while the family lived at garrison. The deceased leaves eight children, five daughters and three sons, all being present at his funeral. Dr. Vandeventer was well liked by the friends and neighbors at his old hoem and a very large crown attended the services and burial.

 

Vandeventer, Fannie 3 Dec 1880 - 22 Feb 1905 CCR 6 Apr 1905

[Note: Daughter of  Dr. Daniel O. & Anna Louise (Cummings) Vandeventer]

Fannie Vandeventer, daughter of Daniel and Annie Vandeventer, was born near Seneca, Mo. Dec. 3, 1880. and died at the home of her parents near Garrison, Mo., Feb 22, 1905. She was converted in 1896 and lived  a pure, devoted Christian, doing all in her power to aid the cause of Christ, comfort the discouraged and life up the fallen. She was a kind, obedient daughter, loving sister and true friend, loved by all who knew her. He illness lasted for many months, but she was never known to utter a complaining or impatient word, accepting all her suffering with true christian fortitude. She was willing and anxious to go, saying, :”The least place in Heaven is better than all this world.” She was of a literary mind and wrote several poems, some of which were published in the county paper. Besides a host of friends, she leaves a father, mother and eight brothers and sisters to mourn her absence. How thankful we are for the blessed privilege of looking forward from the darkness of these hours to the radiant brightness of the perfect day.  Mrs. Estelle Peace.

 

Vandeventer, Georgia Yvonne (Templeton) 22 Feb 1910 - 29 Oct 2003 SN-L 2 Nov 2003

[Note: Daughter of Hiram & Mattie Templeton; married Lance William “Van” Vandeventer 13 Dec 1913 - 28 Jan 1994]

Georgia Yvonne (Van) Vandeventer, 93, Springfield, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 29, 2003, in Christian Health Care Nursing Home. She was born February 22, 1910, to Mattie and Hiram Templeton in Fordland, Missouri. Yvonne was a graduate of Ozark High School and attended SMS college. She was employed in the Millinery Dept. at Neff-Petersons for several years and a long-time member of Beta Sigma Phi, Business Women's Sorority, and South National Church of Christ. She is survived by her son and his wife, Jim and Sharon Vandeventer; one granddaughter, Casey Vandeventer; a sister-in-law, Mildred McDaniel, all of Springfield; and a sister, Roberta Pile, Tempe, Arizona. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Monday, November 3rd at Ozark City Cemetery, Ozark, Mo. with the Rev. Sarah Stephenson officiating. Springfield News-Leader, November 2, 2003.

 

Vandeventer, Lance William “Van” 13 Dec 1913 - 28 Jan 1994 OH 2 Feb 1994

[Note: Son of  William L. & Cora E. (Casey) Vandeventer; married Georgia Yvonne Templeton 22 Feb 1910 - 29 Oct 2003]

Lancy W. Vandeventer, 80, Ozark, died Jan. 28, 1994 following a sudden illness in his home. He attended Ozark schools and Drury College, spending his later life in Kansas City and Tulsa, Okla., where he was employed by Douglas Aircraft. He was baptized into the Church of Christ at an early age. His survivors are one son, James L. Vandeventer and his wife, Sharon; one granddaughter, Casey Vandeventer; one sister, Mildred T. McDaniel; a nice, Carla J. Bass; and several cousins. By his request, the body has been cremated under direction of Harris, a Heritage Funeral Home, in Ozark. Private graveside services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Fair Haven Children’s Home, Strafford.

 

Vandeventer, William Luther 16 May 1889 - 10 Nov 1953  CCR 12 Nov 1953 p1

W. L. Vandeventer Victim of Heart Attack at Forsyth

Noted Jurist was Former Christian County Prosecutor

Judge William L. Vandeventer, 64, presiding judge of the Springfield Court of Appeals, died suddenly after noon Tuesday at Forsyth where he was spending a short vacation on a recently completed houseboat on the headwaters of Bull Shoals Lake. Vandeventer, considered among the legal profession to be one of the most capable practicing attorneys and judges in the state, was  a native of Christian County and opened his brilliant legal career at Ozark, first as prosecuting attorney of Christian County to which office he was elected in 1816, shortly after being admitted to the bar. He served two terms as prosecutor here, and in 1920 was selected by Christian County voters to represent them in the General Assembly. In 1926, he was appointed assistant United States Attorney in Kansas City and was named U. S. Attorney General for the western district of Missouri in February 1929. In February 1934, he returned to Springfield where he engaged in a very active private practice until he was appointed to the Springfield Court of Appeals in 1944. William Luther Vandeventer was born May 16, 1889 at Garrison, Mo. in southeast Christian county, the son of Dr. Daniel Vandeventer, a pioneer Ozarks physician. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, of the residence at 823 University, Springfield; a son and daughter from a former marriage, Lance Vandeventer of Tulsa and Mrs, Carl McDaniel, 730 South Fairway Terrace, Springfield; two grandchildren, Jimmy Lee Vandeventer and Carla McDaniel; two stepsons, Paul Randall of Houston, Texas and Harold Randall of Kansas City; and four sisters, Mrs. Maude Boyd of Sacramento, Calif; Mrs. James Rutherford of Parsons, Kan., Mrs. Veressa Deveroux of Forsyth and Mrs. Stella Peace of Harrisburg, Ark. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Herman Lohmeyer Chapel in Springfield.

 

Vander Veer, Sake Rain 17 Sep 1885 - 25 Nov 1971  CCR 2 Dec 1971 p8

[Note: surname spelling from SSDI record]

Sake Rain Vander Vur, 86, of Ozark, died in Cassville community Hospital at 6:40 p.m. Thursday. Mr. Vander Vur was born in Holland and come to the United States in 1906. He made his home in Denver, Colo. for years. and moved to Missouri in 1940. A member of the Springfield Seventh Day Adventist Church, Mr. Vander Vur was a baker and an auctioneer. He leaves no immediate survivors. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday in Oak Grove Heights Seventh Day Adventist Church on Mo. 125 with Elder Erwin Funk officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Heights Cemetery under direction of Adams of Ozark.

 

Vandiver, Marie Louise "Sis" (Medley) 10 Apr 1925 - 1 Jul 2005  SN-L 4 Jul 2005

[Note: Daughter of John Sherman & Amy Fay (Hudson) Medley; married 2 Jun 1947 Charles Willis "Willie" Vandiver]

Marie Louise "Sis" Vandiver, 80, of Nixa, passed away on Friday, July 1, 2005, in her home. She was born April 10, 1925, in Springfield, Mo., to John Sherman Medley and Amy Fay Hudson Medley. She was united in marriage to Charles Willis "Willie" Vandiver on June 2, 1947. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Dean Medley, Robert Medley, and Leroy Medley; and sisters, Jean Rees and Martha Groves. Survivors include her husband, Willie; two daughters and their husbands, Willa Jean "Jeanie" and Larry Gillham of Fair Grove, Janice Marie "Jan" and Mayo Hale of Calico Rock, Ark.; a granddaughter, Susan Ann Motes and husband, William "Woody", of Mountain Home, Ark.; a grandson, Jason Alan Chamberlin and wife, Meredith, of Mountain Home; two great-granddaughters, Abigail Grace Chamberlin and Amanda Motes; a sister, Shirley Sallee of Fair Grove; several nieces, nephews, friends and special neighbors. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, in Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Graveside services will follow at 2 p.m. in Greenlawn Cemetery with the Reverend Bud Everett officiating.

 

Van Doren, Sylvester Joseph 16 Dec 1916 - 26 Nov 1992  NN-E 2 Dec 1992

[Note Son of Joseph & Delores (  ) Van Doren]

Sylvester Joseph Van Doren, 75, Ozark, died Thursday, Nov. 26, at Mercy Villa Nursing Home, Springfield He was born Dec. 16, 1916, in St. Louis, the son of Joseph and Delores Van Doren. During World War II, he served his country in the U.S. Navy. He was a retired carpenter and floor layer and had been a resident of Ozark for many years. Survivors include his daughter, Kay Gillam, Potosi. Private burial was in Springfield National Cemetery under the direction of Adams Funeral Home.

 

VanDyke, Derald E. 15 May 1936 - 3 Mar 2005 SN-L 4 Mar 2005

[Note: Son of Russell & Vera (Duncan) VanDyke; married Mary Potts]

Derald E. VanDyke, age 68, of Ozark, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2005, in his home. He was born May 15, 1936, the son of Russell and Vera (Duncan) VanDyke. Mr. VanDyke retired from Churchill Truck Lines as a driver. He had also worked for the Santa Fe Railroad in Marceline. He was widely known for his beautiful flower gardens and manicured yard, and enjoyed the time being outside. He was a family man and loved his children and grandchildren. He was eager to help not only his family, but any of his many friends. Survivors include: his wife, Mary (Potts) VanDyke; his children, Jeff VanDyke and wife, Jennifer, and Amy Shuler and husband Don, all of Ozark; his grandchildren, Nik, Jacob, and Ellie VanDyke, and Chelsea Shuler; another son, Joey, and his family; three brothers and their wives, Terry and Phyllis VanDyke, Platte City, Larry and Elna VanDyke, Wichita, Kansas, and Dennis and Debbie VanDyke, Marceline; a sister, Elsie McCollum and husband Gary, Brookfield; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 5, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Lloyd Harms officiating. Burial will follow in Hopedale Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.

 

Van Hooser, John 16 Jan 1884 -  19 Jun 1980 OH 26 Jun 1980 p9

Services for John Van Hooser, 96, Lebanon, father of Mrs. Reva Fulbright, Ozark, were held June 21 in Lebanon with burial in Roller Cemetery. Mr. Van Hooser died June 19 in Breech Medical Center, Lebanon.

 

Van Hoozer, Lorraine (Matthews) 6 Jun 1927 - 26 Apr 1991  NN-E 2 May 1991

[Note: Daughter of Jasper & Ethel Matthews; married 23 Oct 1948 Tommie Van Hoozer 27 Jan 1923 - 28 Dec 1994]

Lorraine VanHoozer, 63, Ozark, died at 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, 1991, in her home. She was born June 6, 1927, in Lancaster, Ky., and graduated from Buckeye High School. In 1948 she graduated from the Nazareth School of Nursing, Lexington, Ky. She married Tommie E. VanHoozer Oct. 23, 1948. She worked for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons for Drug Addiction in Lexington and later transferred to the U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners, Springfield. She retired in 1977 as assistant director of nursing. Preceding her in death were her father, Jasper Matthews; and a brother, Ira. Survivors include her husband, Tommie; and her mother, Ethel Matthews, Ozark. Services were Sunday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Harold Spradling officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Southwest Missouri.

 

Van Hoozer, Lou Grace (Hall) 6 Jul 1900 - 18 Jul 1990  NN-E 26 Jul 1990

[Note: married John Berry Van Hoozer]

Lou Grace Van Hoozer, 90, Ozark, died Wednesday, July 18, 1990, in Cox Medical Center South, following a three week illness. A native of Kentucky, she had lived in Ozark since 1970. She attended Ozark United Methodist Church. Survivors include two sons, Tommie E. Van Hoozer and his wife, Lorraine, Ozark, and Clifford W. Van Hoozer and his wife, Betty, Memphis, Tenn.; a brother, Jason Hall, Somerset, Ky.; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John, in 1966. Services were Friday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Michael B. Walters officiating. Soloist was Eldena Bilyeu. Graveside services were Monday in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens, Lexington, Ky.

 

VanHoozer, Tommie E. 27 Jan 1923 - 28 Dec 1994  CCH-N 4 Jan 1995

[Note: Son of John Berry & Lou Grace (Hall) Van Hoozer; married 23 Oct 1948 Lorraine Matthews Jun 1927 - 26 Apr 1991]

Tommie E. VanHoozer, 71, Ozark, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 1994, in his home. He was born Jan. 27, 1923 in Somerset, Ken., the son of John Berry and Lou Grace Hall Van Hoozer. On Oct. 23, 1948 he was united in marriage to Lorraine Matthews VanHoozer. He served his country in the US Navy. He was a retired Correctional Officer for the Federal Prison System and a member of Lexington Masonic Lodge #1, Lexington, Ky. He is preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine Matthews VanHoozer. Survivors include a brother, Clifford, VanHoozer and wife, Betty, Memphis, Tenn.; his mother-in-law, Ethel Matthews, Ozark; nieces, Brenda Lewis, Kingsport, Tenn., and Carol Schuermann, Wausau, Wisc.; and a nephew, Barry VanHoozer, Memphis, Tenn. Funeral services were Friday, Dec. 30, in Adams Funeral Home, with Rev. Jimmy Young officiating. Burial was Monday, Jan. 2, in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens, Lexington, Ky.

 

Van Horn, George W. 22 Dec 1895 - 15 Oct 1969  CCR 23 Oct 1969 p8

George W. Van Horn, 75, of Ozark, died at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Bilyeu’s Nursing Home here. Survivors include his wife, Lillie; three sons, Eugene Van Horn of Eldon, Geraldean Van Horn of Springfield and Kenneth Van Horn of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Gladys Essicks of Ozark, Mrs. Ester Johnson of Springfield and Mrs. Patsy Houge of Tulsa, Okla; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Sunday in the Adams Chapel here with the Revs. Clifford Day and Louis Cornett officiating. Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Sunday in Brown Cemetery near Hilda.

 

VanHorn, Jacqueline Renee 1985 - Oct 1985 OH 17 Oct 1985 p9

[Note: Daughter of Larry & Deborah (Barber) VanHorn; no SSDI record found]

Graveside services for Jacqueline Renee VanHorn, infant daughter of Larry and Deborah VanHorn, Ozark, were held Oct. 10 in Holland Cemetery with the Rev. Hubert Swearengin officiating. Burial was under the direction of Harris Funeral Home. Jacqueline died in Cox Medical Center South after a three-day illness. Other survivors include a brother, Justin, of the home; her maternal grandparents, John and Shirley Barber, Ozark; her paternal grandparents, Gerald and Sandra, Kimberling City; he maternal great-grandparents, W. R. and Tille Burton, El Dorado Springs; and her paternal great grandmother, Lillie, Ozark.

 

VanHorn, March G. 18 Mar 1918 - 28 Mar 1999  CCH-N 7 Apr 1999

[Note: Son of Marcus & Legal (Johnson) Van Horn; married Lola Mae 30 Oct 1916 - 11 Feb 1986; married 11 Jul 1987 Faye Loren Humble]

March G. VanHorn, 81, of Sparta passed away Sunday March 28, 1999 at 11:42 a.m. at Balanced Care Nixa, MO. March was born of March 18, 1918 in Bentley Oklahoma to Marcus and Legal Johnson Van Horn. He served in the US Army in WW II, was a member of the Rogersville First Baptist Church and was a retired farmer. March was married to Faye Lorene Humble on July 11, 1987 and she survives of the home. Also surviving are two sons Donald McNerney of New Jersey, Harold McNerney and wife Jackie of Pleasant Hope. One Brother, Morris Van Horn and wife Donnie May of Checotal Ok., 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. March was preceded in death by his first wife Lola Mae, one son Larry McNerney and a brother Charles Van Horn. Services was at 1 p.m. Wednesday March 31, 1999 at the Preston-Marsh Funeral Home Rogersville with burial in the Sparta Cemetery, Sparta MO. Visitation was from 7-8:30 Tuesday in the funeral home.

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Van Horn, March G. 18 Mar 1918 – 28 Mar 1999  gwobit

[Note: married Lola Mae Lewis 30 Oct 1916 - 11 Feb 1986 married 11 Jul 1987 Faye Lorene Humble]

March G. VanHorn, 81, of Sparta passed away Sunday March 28, 1999 at 11:42 a.m. at Balanced Care Nixa, MO. March was born of March 18, 1918 in Bentley Oklahoma to Marcus and Legal Johnson Van Horn. He served in the US Army in WW II, was a member of the Rogersville First Baptist Church and was a retired farmer. March was married to Faye Lorene Humble on July 11, 1987 and she survives of the home. Also surviving are two sons Donald McNerney of New Jersey, Harold McNerney and wife Jackie of Pleasant Hope. One Brother, Morris Van Horn and wife Donnie May of Checotal Ok., 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. March was preceded in death by his first wife Lola Mae, one son Larry McNerney and a brother Charles Van Horn. Services was at 1 p.m. Wednesday March 31, 1999 at the Preston-Marsh Funeral Home Rogersville with burial in the Sparta Cemetery, Sparta MO. Visitation was from 7-8:30 Tuesday in the funeral home.

 

Van Kleek, Clella Mae (Wise) 22 Sep 1925 - 26 Mar 2004 CCH-N 28 Mar 2004 & 31 Ma4 2004 & SN-L 28 Mar 2004

[Note: Daughter of William Clay & Ruth (Farris) Wise; married 23 Mar 1945 Robert L. Van Kleek 3 Feb 1924 - 12 Jan 2007]

Clella Mae Van Kleek, 78, Nixa, died in her home Friday, March 26, 2004, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Sept. 22, 1925 in Clever, one of eight children of William Clay and Ruth (Farris) Wise. On March 23, 1945, she and Robert L. Van Kleek were united in marriage. She was a homemaker to her husband and eight children. She followed her husband through his Baptist ministry in several churches, and served as church pianist. Her most recent church membership was with North Nixa Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Velma Keithley, Dixie Baker and Rose Stone; two young brothers; and a young sister. Survivors include her husband, Robert; eight children, Rosella Mitchell, Branson, Delvan Van Kleek, Nixa, David Van Kleek, Nixa, Rayma Jo Gatter, Jacksonville, Ark., Mary Clevenger, Nixa, James Van Kleek, Riverton, Ill., Steve Van Kleek, Cameron, Wisc., and Rachel Press, Clever; 27 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one brother, Norman Wise, Springfield; other relatives and many friends.  Funeral services were at 10 a.m. March 29 in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Rev. Joe Wolven officiating. Burial was in Frazier Cemetery, Boaz. Visitation was from 2-4 p.m. March 28 in the funeral home.

©Ozarks Newsstand 2004

 

Van Kleek, Robert L. 3 Feb 1924 - 12 Jan 2007 SN-L 14 Jan 2007

[Note: Son of Arthur L. & Rose (Shaw) Van Kleek; married 23 Mar 1945 Clella Mae Wise 22 Sep 1925 - 26 Mar 2004]

Robert L. Van Kleek, age 82, of Nixa, passed away Friday, January 12, 2007, in Doctor's Hospital, Springfield, He was born February 3, 1924, in Jackson County, Minnesota. His parents were Arthur L. and Rose (Shaw) Van Kleek. Robert served his country as a Drill Sergeant in the U.S. Army 1st Calvary in Ft. Riley, Kansas. On March 23, 1945, he married Clella Mae Wise, who preceded him in death in 2004. They had resided in Nixa since 1994. Robert worked for Con-Tel, retiring after many years. Robert ministered several Baptist churches. Robert's passions included reading, writing and horses. He was currently a member of North Nixa Baptist Church. Survivors include seven children: Rosella Mitchell, Boaz, Delvan Van Kleek, Seymour, David Van Kleek, Nixa, Rayma Jo Gatter, Jacksonville, Ark., Mary Clevenger, Springdale, Ark., James Van Kleek, Riverton, Ill., and Rachel Press, Boaz; 28 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Dale, Vernon and Duane, Iowa; a brother-in-law, Norman Wise, Springfield; and other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his wife; a son, Steven Van Kleek; his parents; a sister; and two brothers. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Reverend Joe Wolven officiating. Burial will follow in Frazier Cemetery, Boaz. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.

 

Van Kleek, Steven D. 18 Nov 1957 - 14 Nov 2005 gwobit

[Note: Son of  Robert L. & Clella Mae (Wise) VanKleek; married 26 Jul 1985 Zoe Shaffer; spelled Van Kleek in rest of family‘s records]

Steven D. VanKleek, 47, of Cameron died Nov. 14 at Lakeview Medical Center in Rice Lake.  Mr. VanKleek was born Nov. 18, 1957 to Robert and Clella (Wise) VanKleek in Branson, Mo. His parents later moved to Sparta, Mo., where he finished elementary school and attended high school in Springfield, Mo. Mr. VanKleek graduated from Central High School there in 1975 and immediately joined the Air Force and served his first tour of duty in Turkey. He was later stationed at Fort Riley, Kan., and then served a second tour of duty in Turkey, where he met Zoe Shaffer. The couple married on July 26, 1985 in Incirlik, Turkey. They were later stationed at McCord Air Force Base in Tacoma, Wash. He served his last tour of duty as the Quality Control noncommissioned officer for the 2003 information systems group in Turkey. He retired from the Air Force with the rank of master sergeant in 1995 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. The family moved to Cameron in 1998, and he worked for DCS Net Link in Rice Lake, where he was a senior network technician. He served in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm/Calm and was a member of the Rice Lake American Legion. He is survived by his wife, Zoe; a son, Joshua of Ashland; two daughters, Katie VanKleek and Jessica VanKleek, both of Cameron; his father, Robert of Nixa, Mo.; three brothers, Delvan of Seymour, Mo., David of Nixa and James of Riverton, Ill.; four sisters, Rosella Mitchell of Branson, Rayma Gater of Jacksonville, Ark., Mary Clevenger of Mount Vernon, Mo., and Rachel Press of Clever, Mo. Contributed by Janis Anderson.

 

Vanover, Charles 1897 - 11 Oct 1959 CCR 15 Oct 1959 p3

[Note: Son of William & ? ( ) Vanover; married Elva Marley]

Word has been received by Mrs. Raymond Marley of the death of Charles Vanover, 62. of Ponca City, Okla. after a lingering illness . Mr. Vanover was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Vanover, former residents of Ozark when he was minister of the First Baptist Church. Mr. Vanover died Sunday and burial was at Ponca City Tuesday afternoon. Survivors are Mrs. Vanover, the former Elva Marley, two sons, R. J. and Charles, Jr. and four grandchildren.

 

Vanover,  W. T., Rev. died 6 Apr 1942 CCR 9 Apr 1942 p1

Rev. W. T. Vanover passed away Monday morning at his Funeral services are this afternoon, Thursday, at 2:30. Rev. Vanover was at one time pastor of the local Baptist church and is well known in this part of Missouri. Rev. and Mrs. Bruce Maples are attending the services at Altamont. Christian County Republican, April 9, 1942. Contributed by Cassie Wisner Hill.

 

Vansickle, Harry James 17 Sep 1910 - 2 Nov 1984  OH 8 Nov 1984 p8

[Note: married 28 Dec 1933 Hazell Hobbs 13 Dec 1912 - 18 Aug 1991]

Services for Harry J. Vansickle, 74, were held Nov 5 in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Revs. Troy Rhoden and Ivan Coyle officiating. Burial was in Roberts Cemetery near Sparta. Mr. Vansickle died Nov. 2 shortly after admission in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield. He had apparently suffered a heart attack. Mr. Vansickle, a Kansas native, had lived in the Sparta/Ozark area for 40 years. A retired self-employed building contractor, he was a member of Ozark First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Hazell; a daughter, Leatha Mae Bloomer, Sparta; three grandchildren; a great-grandson; and eight sisters, Clara Forney, Calgary, Canada, Bobbie Brownell, Mesa, Ariz., Virgie Cannon, Cleveland, Ariz., Lorraine Good, Grimes, Iowa, Angie Bissey, Miami, Fla., Mable Kapp, Liberal, Kan., June Ginter, Albuquerque, N. M. and Mary Drake, Seattle, Wash.

 

Vansickle, Hazell (Hobbs) 13 Dec 1912 - 18 Aug 1991  NN-E 22 Aug 1991

[Note: Daughter of Alexander & Millie Mae (Derrick) Hobbs; married Harry James Vansickle 17 Sep 1910 - 2 Nov 1984]

Hazell Vansickle, 78, died Sunday morning, Aug. 18, 1991, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. She was born Dec. 13, 1912, and was the daughter of Alec and Millie Mae Derrick Hobbs. Most of her life was spent in the Sparta and Ozark area. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Ozark. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry James Vansickle, Nov. 2, 1984; a brother, Claude Hobbs; a sister, Rae Mitchell; and her parents. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Letha Rae and Frank Bloomer, Sparta; a sister, Opal Jones, Banning, Calif.; three brothers, Berry Hobbs, Springfield, Joe Hobbs, Ava, and Glenn Hobbs, Willard; three grandchildren, Taye Verfurth and her husband, Jerry, Ozark, Trent Bloomer, Ozark, and Twyla Collins, Battlefield; and two great-grandchildren, Kyle and Trista Verfurth. The funeral was held Tuesday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with David Howard officiating. Burial was in Roberts Cemetery, Sparta.

 

Vanvig, Billy Lars 19 Apr 1946 - 21 Oct 2004 SN-L 24 Oct 2004 & CCH-N 27 Oct 2004

[Note: Son of Milford & Shirley ( ) Vanvig; married Suzanne]

Billy Lars Vanvig, age 58, of Ozark, passed away Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born April 19, 1946, in Beach, N.D. He grew up on a ranch in the Badlands of North Dakota, and graduated from high school in Belfield, N.D. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Bill later became a successful rancher. In the early 1980s, he moved his family to Ozark where he worked as a builder-developer, developing Quail Run Country Estates. He loved the outdoors, fishing and hunting. He will be remembered for his quick smile and sense of humor. Survivors include his wife, Suzanne; two children, Julie Vanvig Burnell and her husband, Michael, of Springfield, and Douglas Vanvig, Ozark; two granddaughters, Courtney and Sara; two step grandsons, Dylan and Jared; his father, Milford Vanvig, Medora, N.D.; a brother, Roger Vanvig, Medora, N.D.; other relatives; and many friends. His mother, Shirley Vanvig, preceded him in death, as well as a granddaughter, Austin Vanvig. A funeral will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will be in Medora, N.D. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to service time on Tuesday in the funeral home.

Vanvig, Billy Lars            19 Apr 1946 - 21 Oct 2004 CCH-N 27 Apr 2005

In memory of Bill L. Vanvig

            May peace fall freshly on you like sweet and tender Grace

            May Love surround you gently with the warmth of Spring’s Embrace,

            Happy Birthday, April 19, 2005

            Love, Suzanne, Julie and Douglas

            My deepest and most heartfelt thanks and gratitude to all of you who have supported me and my family both during the time of our loss and as the days go by. The love you have showered on use will never be forgotten. - Suzanne Vanvig and family

 

Varner, Etha F. 18 Sep 1910 - 17 Jan 1991 gwobit

Etha F. Varner, 80, Clever, died at 6:50 a.m. Thursday in St. John’s Regional Health Center after a short illness.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Clever United Methodist Church.  She is survived by two sisters, May Gleason, Springfield and Bethel Gorman, state of Kans.; and one grandchild. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Meadors Chapel, Clever, with the Rev. James Lee officiating.  Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery near Tunas. No family hour is planned, however friends may call today in the funeral home.  Funeral Card:  ETHA  F, VARNER Birth September 18, 1910, Death January 17, 1991, SERVICES HELD Meadors Chapel, Clever, Missouri, January 19, 1991 at 11:00 A.M.  OFFICIATING Rev. James Lee   MUSIC  Twila Keeling  FINAL RESTING PLACE Hopewell Cemetery, Tunas, Missouri   MEADORS FUNERAL HOMES, Clever, Mo. Contributed by Clever Older Adults Assoc. and Bea Gardner.

 

Van Ornum, Earl 5 Feb 1935 - 25 Jul 2004 CCH-N 4 Aug 2004

[Note: Son of Earle & Zuren Fern (Rley) Van Ornum; married Patricia]

Earle Van Ornum, 69, Nixa, died Sunday, July 25 in his home. He was born Feb. 5, 1935 in New London, Wis., the son of Earle and Zuren Fern Riley Van Ornum. Van Ornum was a retired addictions therapist from Jackson Recovery Centers in Sioux City, Iowa. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Nixa and a friend of Bill W. Van Ornum had also been a counselor at Sigma House in Springfield and Larry Simmering Recovery Center in Branson. Survivors include: wife Patricia Van Ornum, Nixa; two sons, Rick Van Ornum and wife Jeannie, Lihue, Hawaii, and Bob Van Ornum and wife Jeannette, Colorado Springs, Colo.; a daughter, Roni Davis and husband Doss, Ozark; six grandchildren: Ben Van Ornum, Brandon Davis, Paden Davis, Nic Davis, Jerome Garcia and Jeremiah Garcia; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Lola Douglas and husband Don, of Wisconsin, and JoAnn Zimmerman and husband Jerry, Denver, Colo. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Janet Haffeman. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospices of America or First Baptist Church of Nixa Building Fund. A memorial service was held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, in First Baptist Church of Nixa with Pastor Richard Eakins officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2004

 

Van Winkle, Norman Ralph “Rip” 27 Nov 1902 - 1 Sep 1983 OH 8 Sep 1983 p11

Services for Norman Ralph “Rip” Van Winkle, 80, Ozark, were held Sept 6 in Ralph Thieme Chapel in Springfield with the Rev. Charles Cross officiating. Burial will be in Eastlawn Cemetery, Springfield. Mr. Van Winkle died Sept. 1 in Eastlawn Cemetery, Springfield. Mr. Van Winkle died Sept 1 in Mercy Villa after a short illness, A Springfield resident for 50 years, Mr. Van Winkle moved to Ozark six years ago. He began his career as an electrician in 1930 and was a charter member of the Electricians Union. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Nancy McCroskey, Ozark; three sons, Kyle S., Springfield, Ralph N. Ocean Springs, Miss., and Donald Lee, address unknown; two brothers, Allen, St. Roberts, and William, Albuquerque, N. M.; a sister, Mrs. Helen Graham, Jerseyville, Ill.; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

 

Varble, Ruth (Mitchell) 1927 - 10 Feb 1973 OH 15 Feb 1973 p11

[Note: Daughter of David Otto & Cora Jane (Martin) Mitchell; married Harold Varble]

LEBANON - Mrs. Ruth Varble, 45, of Rt. 3, Lebanon, died Saturday at Cox Medical Center, Springfield, after a long illness. She is survived by her husband, Harold; one daughter, Mrs. Denice Stowe, Lebanon;; one son, Dennis of Fayetteville, Ark.; one sister, Mrs. Betty Wampler, Nixa; her mother, Mrs. Dave Mitchell, Ozark and one grandson. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Holman Funeral Home in Lebanon with the Rev. James King officiating. Burial was in Mt. Rose Cemetery.

 

Varley, Alexander James "Alex" 20 Jan 1992 - 18 Nov 2007 SN-L 24 Nov 2007 & CCH-N 28 Nov 2007

[Note: Son of Kevin & Barbara (  ) Varley]

Alexander "Alex” James Varley went home November 18, 2007. He was born January 20, 1992, in Denver, Colorado, the son of Kevin and Barbara Varley. Alex was a freshman at Nixa High School. He played guitar and enjoyed art and science. One of his favorite hobbies was magic. Alex aspired to being a psychiatrist to counsel troubled teens. He made a difference in and touched many people's lives and will truly be missed. Survivors include his parents, Nixa; a sister, Amanda Varley, Nixa; his grandparents, Barbara Wilson, Ozark, Gordon Varley, Arkansas, Judy and Rick Heineman, Colorado, and Ernest Worley, Florida; his uncles and aunts, Shannon Wilson, Illinois, Brenda Warren, Kansas City, Clint and Molly Heineman, Colorado, and Troy and Christa Heineman, Colorado; many cousins; lifelong friends, David Lammon, Nixa and Jody McDonald, Highlandville; and his Godfather, Chad Lammon, Nixa. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. today in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Chaplain Steve Martin officiating. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, make memorial donations to the Alex Varley Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.

 

Varney, Forrest Robert 2 Aug 1994 - 15 Feb 2012 CCH-N 15 Feb 2012

[Note: Son of Steve & Michelle (Long) Varney]

By: Emily Letterman, reporter This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

   Spokane R-7 School District officials have confirmed a high school student collapsed in the gym shortly after 7 a.m. today, Feb. 15, and later died in a Springfield hospital. Forrest Robert Varney, 17, was a member of the basketball team and at practice when he collapsed. “CPR was administered immediately, 911 was called and paramedics arrived to then transport him to the hospital,” a release from the district says. “...The medical examiner is planning to conduct an autopsy to determine cause of death. “We are deeply saddened by this tragic loss of one of our students and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.” High school Principal Jim Milsap said Varney was a friend to all and will be missed. “He was a great student and great kid, who always had a smile on his face,” he said, in the release. “Forest never met someone he didn’t want to befriend.” The district will have additional counseling and other support services available for students and staff. School Board President Sharon Bishop said staff is currently in crisis counseling and Superintendent Daryl Bernskoetter is with the family. “Forest was such a sincere person,” Bernskoetter said in the release. “He was always there for teachers and students alike. He would do anything anyone asked of him. He was friends with the whole school.” The Headliner News will have more information and funeral arrangements as they become available.

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Varney, Forrest Robert 1994 - 15 Feb 2012 SN-L 15 Feb 2012 on-line

            Spokane High School officials said that 17-year-old student Forrest Robert Varney collapsed during basketball practice this morning, then later died at a local hospital. Robyn Gordon, director of curriculum at the high school, said Varney collapsed in the gym just after 7 a.m. She said CPR was administered before an ambulance arrived and took him to the hospital. Daryl Bernskoetter, Spokane R-VII School District Superintendent, said that Varney collapsed only a few minutes into practice this morning. Coach Larry Brown and a parent of another player administered CPR after Varney collapsed. According to Bernskoetter, the Highlandville fire department responded within 10-12 minutes. Varney was pronounced dead at Cox South in Springfield. Bernskoetter added that Christian County Sheriff Joey Kyle is looking into the death and an autopsy will be conducted this evening. In a statement released by the school district, Principal Jim Millsap said: “He was a great student and great kid, who always had a smile on his face. Forrest never met someone he didn’t want to befriend.” In the statement, Bernskoetter said: “Forrest was such a sincere person. He was always there for teachers and students alike. He would do anything anyone asked of him. He was friends with the whole school.” Gordon said the district is providing counseling and support services for students and teachers. Gordon described the high school, which serves 203 students, as a “close-knit family” and “deeply saddened by this tragic loss of one of our students.” “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.” Gordon said additional information and details about memorial services would likely be released Thursday. Varney is survived by his parents, Michelle and Steve Varney, and sisters Paige and Stevie Varney. -

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Varney, Forrest Robert 1994 - 15 Feb 2012 SN-L 16 Feb 2012

            SPOKANE — The Facebook page that launched hours after his tragic death on Wednesday spoke for many in this rural community in southwest Christian County.

            Simply, it read, “R.I.P. Forrest Varney, You Will Be Forever Missed.”

            A junior at Spokane High School, Varney died after collapsing only minutes into a morning basketball practice, stunning many who knew the junior varsity player as a “sincere” student who was “friends with the whole school.” He was 17.

            A cause of death is unknown. Christian County Sheriff Joey Kyle said an investigation is warranted, although it will be based on autopsy results. That procedure was scheduled late Wednesday, said Christian County Coroner Michael Ensign.

            Spokane school district officials and others in the community expressed doubts about whether they’ll ever truly know what happened.

            The team was 10 minutes into practice, having already stretched and run a few laps , when Varney collapsed near the 3-point line at the top of the lane.

            Coach Larry Brown administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation. A parent of another player, Kenny Foster, ran in from the parking lot and also administered CPR, said Spokane Superintendent Daryl Bernskoetter.

            The Highlandville Fire Department arrived within 12 minutes. However, Varney was pronounced dead at Cox South hospital in Springfield later in the morning.

            Varney had no prior medical issues known to the district, Bernskoetter said.

            “Everybody here is devastated,” Bernskoetter said. “There are no words to describe how we all feel.”

            Varney is survived by his father, Steve Varney; mother, Michelle Ferrell; and two sisters who graduated from Spokane in recent years, Stevie and Paige Varney, according to school officials.

            Teammate Collin Ault, a senior, wrote on his own Facebook page, “Were gonna miss you buddy. More than you could fathom :( Lord we will never understand your ways, but we pray you help us find peace. R.I.P. Forrest. We love you bud.”

            Brown, in his first year coaching at Spokane, had earned his CPR certification last fall, Bernskoetter said. However, Brown referred all questions to the district office.

The team, which beat Blue Eye 50-32 on Tuesday night, was practicing in the morning in order to accommodate other athletic teams that needed use of the high school gym in the afternoon.

            About 15 players were in the gym when Varney collapsed.

            The district did not cancel classes but made counselors available to students, teachers and staff.

            Spokane basketball player Zach Turner also posted this touching line on his Facebook page, writing in part: “Forrest, let me first say. I FREAKING LOVE YOU! You were so awesome, and a great friend of mine. You were always there for me … you’re walking with God now. May you rest in peace my good friend.”

            At Spokane Handy Mart, a convenience store where high school students grab after-school snacks, it was mostly quiet shortly after school ended Wednesday.

            “It’s been a grim day,” store owner Kathy Stockwell said. “They come in to buy gas, get snacks, food, anything.

            “But there’s not been very many kids from school come in here.”

            Handy Mart clerk Stacey Taylor said she had seen Varney play Tuesday night against Blue Eye.

            “He seemed fine afterward. It’s just very shocking,” she said.

            Varney was “a great kid,” she said. “A great sense of humor.”

            In a news release, Spokane High School Principal Jim Millsap noted that Varney “never met someone he didn’t want to befriend.”

            Funeral arrangements were pending Wednesday evening, according to Ensign, the county coroner who works at Adams Funeral Home in Ozark, which is handling memorial services.

            -- Preps writer Matt Schoch and news reporter Jess Rollins contributed to this report

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            Sunday funeral services have been set for Spokane High School student Forrest Varney, who died of a pre-existing heart condition during basketball practice on Wednesday, the Christian County coroner said this afternoon.

            Forrest Varney, 17, had the condition and died of natural causes, according to a statement made by Christian County Coroner Michael Ensign and Varney’s family.

            The statement did not elaborate on Varney’s specific heart condition.

            Visitation will begin Sunday at 12:30 p.m. followed by a 1:30 p.m. service at Spokane High School. Burial will follow at Highlandville Cemetery.

            Varney collapsed at a Wednesday morning basketball practice at about 7 a.m. before school. He later died at Cox South Hospital in Springfield.

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            Forrest Robert Varney, age 17 of Ozark, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2012. He was born August 2, 1994 in Springfield, the son of Steven and Michelle Varney Ferrell. Forrest was a Junior at Spokane High School where he was on the basketball team. He attended Spokane Baptist Church. Forrest, loved by many for his smile and his sincerity, truly lived and loved life in each day. He shared great humor and heart, embracing all kinds of people. He liked to fish and hunt, street rods and old cars, racing and began swimming like a fish near as early as he learned to walk. Forrest adored his two older sisters and was always prepared to be their fearless protector. Forrest, in ROTC, had a dream to join the Army. Survivors include: his mother, Michelle Ferrell and husband Jack, Ozark; his father, Steve Varney, Highlandville; two sisters, Stevie Varney and Paige Varney, both of Ozark; paternal grandparents, Robert and Beverly Varney, Ozark; paternal great grandmother, Mae Varney, Florida; maternal grandmother, Carol Long, Ozark; his aunts and uncles, Bill and Tena Varney, Greg and Debbie Varney, Dawn and Kris Kramer, and Don Jr. and Lorrie Long, all of Topeka, Kansas; his fiancée Reanna Winslow; and many cousins. Forrest was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Don Long, Sr. A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Spokane High School, under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Randy Harwood and Erica Baxter officiating. Burial will follow in Highlandville Cemetery. Viewing will be held from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Sunday in Spokane High School immediately before the funeral. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Forrest Varney Memorial Scholarship Fund, in care of Spokane School, 167 Kentling Ave., Highlandville, Missouri, 65669.

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            Counselors, teachers and members of the clergy helped the students of Spokane High School begin the grieving process Thursday after the death of 17-year-old junior Forrest Varney.

            “There has been such an outpouring of support for our school and for our students and staff,” Spokane High School Principal Jim Millsap said. “We just want to focus on what a good young man Forrest was.”

            Varney collapsed at a Wednesday morning basketball practice at about 7 a.m. before school. He later died at Cox South Hospital in Springfield.

            Sunday funeral services have been set for the teenager, who had a pre-existing heart condition, Christian County Coroner Michael Ensign said. Varney had the condition all his life and died of natural causes, according to a statement from Ensign and Varney’s family. The statement did not elaborate on the condition.

            Basketball coach Larry Brown gave Varney CPR after he collapsed on the court.

            Brown, like all coaches and teachers at the school, completed CPR training before the start of the school year. Teachers are also trained to use an automated external defibrillator, which is located in the Spokane High School commons near the gym. An AED is a portable electronic device that can be used to reestablish a heart rhythm.

            A Spokane faculty member reportedly used the AED after Varney’s collapse. The devices are designed so that a person with basic first aid and CPR training can use them. AEDs, however, are not designed to deliver shocks for all life-threatening heart patterns.

            All high school athletes are required to undergo a sports physical every year before they can practice or play with their teams. The Missouri State High School Activities Association uses a standardized form that physicians are required to fill out when administering the physical exams. The student athlete must answer eight questions involving their personal heart health on the form. Students may not participate in sports if the physician does not clear them.

            Counselors from the Spokane R-VII School District worked alongside youth pastors from the community to listen to any students or school staff members who wanted to talk about Varney’s death on Thursday. The school district also brought in substitute teachers so the high school staff could take time to talk with students outside of the normal classroom setting.

            “The clergy and staff from our local churches who know many of the kids have been here to be supportive. I can’t say enough about the teachers themselves. One of the things about small schools is you get a personal trust between teachers and students,” Millsap said.

            Varney’s death, Millsap said, made an immediate impact on the approximately 200 students at the high school.

            “Yesterday our mode was everyone working from a position of being in shock,” Millsap said. “We really felt like (Thursday) the grieving process would start in earnest because people have had time to process it.”

— Preps writer Matt Schoch contributed to this report.

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            The family of Spokane High School basketball player Forrest Varney has written a letter to the community thanking people for their support after Varney’s death during a team practice earlier this week.

            Varney, 17, died Wednesday of a pre-existing heart condition the teenager was born with, according to the Christian County coroner.

            School administrators said Varney collapsed after a morning basketball practice, and that coaches administered CPR in an effort to revive the player.

            Varney was pronounced dead later in a Springfield hospital.

            Visitation for Varney will be at 12:30 p.m. Sunday in the Spokane High School gymnasium, with the funeral to be at 1:30 p.m. in the gymnasium.

Here is the family’s letter:

An Open Letter to the People of The Ozarks

            The Varney family wishes to extend a genuine, heartfelt thank-you to the dear people of the Ozarks who have expressed support and sent prayers as we grieve the tragic loss of one of the finest young men many have ever known.

            Forrest was a true friend to many, a beloved jokester with his classmates, and an outstanding brother to his older sisters.

            The loss of such a promising young person is devastating to his family, yet the words, actions, prayers, texts, emails, calls and notes shared by those who knew him, and even those who didn’t, speak well of our entire region as a whole – the people, the communities, and the outpouring of love.

            May God Bless You for extending your hearts to our Forrest in his ascent to Heaven.

            Forrest loved the Lord. Undoubtedly, he will make those in Heaven smile. As his classmates say, “Some Souls are Meant to Run with God … Run, Forrest Run.”

            Forrest was one who always shared forward, so in lieu of flowers, we invite you to make a donation to the Forrest Varney Memorial Scholarship for the students of his school. Donations will be accepted at any Empire Bank location or sent directly to the Spokane High School, 167 Kentling Ave., Highlandville, MO 65669.

            Visitation will be at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Spokane High School with a 1:30 p.m. memorial service to follow. Burial will follow at Highlandville Cemetery.

Steve Varney (father), Michelle Varney Ferrell (mother) and the Varney Family

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