Vidan, Charles, d. 1971 - Vrooman, Harold S., d. 1976


Vidan, Charles 5 Mar 1915  - 15 Jun 1971   CCR 17 Jun 1971 p1


Petrovic, Lyllana 1925 - 15 Jun 1971 CCR 17 Jun 1971 p1


Woodall, Homer 15 May 1892 - 15 Jun 1971 CCR 17 Jun 1971 p1


Woodall, Mabel 14 Apr 1898 - 15 1971  CCR 17 Jun 1971 p1

U.S. 65 Auto Crashed Continue the Carnage

Most recent in the series of auto accident on U.S. 65 eight miles north, have left four persons dead and five others with serious injury. Four were killed instantly at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday in a head-on collusion near the railroad crossing a half mile north of the 65-14 junction. Dead at the scene were Homer Woodall, 70, North Little Rock, Ark.; his wife, Mable, 79, Charles Vidan, 50, of Granite City, Ill, and Lyllana Petrovic, 45 of Paris, France. Still in “fair” condition Thursday morning in St. John’s Hospital is Mrs. Mildena Vidan, 49 of Granite City while her son, Michael, 14, remains in “critical” condition. Miss Carla Mueller, 14, granddaughter of the Woodall couple is in satisfactory condition. The tragedy occurred in a  straightaway portion of the highway when Woodall, northbound, pulled into the opposite lane to pass and the opposite lane to pass and struck the Vidan auto headon.


Vieth, Pearl (?)  Medler 1922 - 22 Oct 2004 SN-L 27 Oct 2004

Pearl Medler Vieth, age 82, passed away October 22, 2004, at 11 p.m. at the Baptist Home in Ozark, Missouri. She was the mother of Karen Medler Putnam of O'Fallon, Missouri, and Vicci Medler Sweeney of Springfield, Missouri; grandmother of Scott, Leah, Robin and Jami; and great-grandmother of Dray, Dakota, Meghan, Amelia, Tori, Emily and Graeme. She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters and two brothers. There will be a memorial service Sunday, October 31, 2004, at 2 p.m. at the Baptist Home, 1625 W. Garton Rd., Ozark, Missouri.

Published 10/27/04


Vigneaux, Eugene Joseph 25 Jan 1922 – 6 Nov 1991  NN-E 14 Nov 1991

[Note: Son of Alfred & Genevieve (La Gault) Vigneaux; married 25 Nov 1945 Betty Wilkinson]

Eugene Joseph Vigneaux, 69, Springfield, died at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1991 in St. John's Regional Health Center. He was born Jan. 25, 1922 in Rudyard, Mich., to Alfred and Genevieve La Gault Vigneaux. On Nov. 25, 1945 he married Betty Wilkinson in Monett. He was a member of Broadway United Methodist Church where he served as trustee and was a member of the Men's Club. He was a Frisco Railroad electrician who retired in 1982 after 33 years and was a member of the IBEW Local No. 778. Survivors include his wife, Betty; four sons, Edwin Vigneaux, Hurst, Texas, Gerald and Terry Vigneaux, both of Nixa, and Randall Vigneaux, Joplin; two daughters, Jean Halbrook and Joan Manes, both of Nixa; three brothers, Wilferd Vigneaux, Grayling, Mich. Homer Vigneaux, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Richard Vigneaux, Albany, N.Y.; four sisters, Alice Huth, Angola, Ind., Rose Alma Helmcamp, Avila, Ind., Augustina Troubley, Albion, Ind., and Mary Jane Biddle, Louisville Ky.; 15 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services were held Saturday in Ayre-Goodwin-Lee Chapel at Rivermonte with the Revs. Ray Willis and Jim Downing Sr. officiating. Burial was in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Broadway United Methodist Church.


Viles, George Dewey 27 Oct 1898 - 24 Mar 1977 OH 31 Mar 1977 p4

[Note: Son of  William Sanders & Nancy Jane (Jackson) Viles; married Mae Brown; married  Alma]

OZARK - Services for Dewey Viles, 78, of Garfield, Kan, were at 3:30 p.m. in Harris Chapel, Ozark with the Rev. Earl Blansit officiating. Burial was in Spokane Cemetery. Mr. Viles, a former Taney County resident, died Thursday afternoon at St. Joseph Hospital at Larned, Kan. of natural causes. He is survived by his wife Alma; two sons, Lloyd of Grapevine, Tex. and Chester of Wichita, Kan.; a daughter, Mrs. Betty Zelfer of Colby, Kan.; five sisters, Mrs.. Lunda Roberts of Springfield, Mrs. Luvenia Roberts of Spokane, Mrs. Nellie Thies of Ozark, Mrs. Florence Jackson of Springfield and Mrs. Gladys Curtoise of Springfield, 19 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Viles, Joan Orilla (Rogers) 20 Nov 1919 - 31 Mar 2011 CCH-N 6 Apr 2011
[Note: Daughter of James Oliver & Melvina Abigal (Stillwell) Rogers; married 15 Nov 1938 Richard Oren Viles 30 Nov 1911 - 7 Jun 1993]
Joan Orilla Viles, age 91, of Republic, died Thursday, March 31, 2011, in her home with family at her side. She was born Nov. 20, 1919, in Springfield, the daughter of James Oliver and Melvina Abigal (Stillwell) Rogers. Joan married Richard “Oren” Viles on Nov. 15, 1938, and together they raised their family in the Republic area, farming, and were the owners of Viles Appliance. Joan also operated the café in Barnes Store, worked at a gift shop in Hood’s Truck Stop, and the Calverts and Woods Garment Factories. She was a longtime member of Yeakley Chapel Methodist Church.  Joan was preceded in death by: her husband Oren; her parents; and siblings, Virgil Rogers, twins, J. Allen Rogers and James A. Rogers, Paul D. Rogers, and Lylith (Rogers) Swinney.  She is survived by: her children and their spouses, Richard and Susan Viles, Springfield, Danny and Linda Viles, Billings, and Orilla Mae (Viles) and Larry Keys, Norman, Okla.; five grandchildren and their spouses, Tina Viles, Kim (Viles) and Dale Shelton, Becky (Viles) and Kevin Edmonds, Cindy (Keys) and David Bogue, and Michael E. Keys; nine great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives and many friends.     Visitation was from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, April 3, 2011, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Services were held at 1 p.m., Monday, in the funeral home, with Reverends Arthur Rogers and D.J. Schoolcraft officiating. Burial followed in Garoutte Cemetery, Republic. The family suggests contributions be made to Yeakley Chapel Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made at

Viles, Nancy Jane “Nannie” (Jackson) 31 Jul 1864 - 27 Mar 1940 CCR 28 Mar 1941 p1

[Note: Daughter of Nathan & Martha (Smith) Jackson; married 29 Oct 1895 William Sanders Viles Jul 1865 - Feb 1937]

Nancy Jane Jackson was born near Jamesville, Mo., July 31, 1864, the daughter of Nathan and Martha Smith Jackson. She passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Florence Jackson, near Christian Center, on Wednesday, March 27, 1940, at 6:40 a.m. She was 75 years, 7 months, and 20 days of age at the time of her passing. She was united in marriage to William S. Viles on Oct. 29, 1885, to which union were born nine children. Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Lona Blevins and Mrs. Florence Jackson, both of Ozark, Mrs. Liza Patton of Battlefield, Mrs. Maude McReynolds, Mrs. Lunda Roberts and Mrs. Gladys Courtois, all of Springfield and one son, Dewey Viles of Sterling, Kan. She is also survived by 48 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Thursday, March 28, 1940, at the Spokane church at 2 p.m. Interment was made in the Spokane cemetery under the direction of the B.C. Klepper Funeral Home of Ozark.


Viles, William Sanders 12 Jul 1865 - 10 Feb 1937 CCR 4 Mar 1937 p3

[Note: Son of John & Laura Ann (Luttrell) Viles; married 29 Oct 1885 Nancy Jane “Nannie” Jackson 31 Jul 1865 - 27 Mar 1940]

William Sanders Viles was born July 12, 1864, near Jamesville, Mo., and departed this life Feb. 10, 1937, at his home near Spokane, Mo., aged 72 years, six months and 29 days. He had been ill for some time. He was united in marriage to Nancy Jane Jackson, Oct. 29, 1885. To this union were born nine children, all of whom survive. Besides the wife he is survived by Mrs. Lona Blevins and Mrs. Florence Jackson of Ozark, Mrs. Liza Patton of Battlefield, Mrs. Maude McReynolds, Mrs. Lunda Roberts and Mrs. Gladys Courtois, all of Springfield, and Mr. Dewey Viles of Sterling, Kansas. He is also survived by 48 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb. 14, at Spokane with the Rev. Smythe of near Reed Springs officiating. Burial was made in the Spokane cemetery under the direction of the B.C. Klepper Funeral Home of Ozark.


Vincent, Frank B. Aug 1861 - 28 Mar 1937 CCR 1 Apr 1937 p6

[Note: Son of Martin & ? (?) Vincent]

Frank B. Vincent died at the home of his son, Earl Vincent, near Chadwick, March 28. He is survived by two other sons and three daughters, all of Cambridge, Ill. The body was taken to Illinois for burial by the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.


Vincent, Gertrude Evelyn (Hack) 12 Jun 1925 - 21 Jun 2003

[Note: Daughter of George Washington & Tennessee (Mudd) Hack; married 1939 Desmond Vincent]

Gertrude Evelyn Vincent, 78, Hollister, died June 21, 2003, in Point Lookout Village Health Care Center. She was born June 12, 1925, in rural Grayson County, Kentucky, the daughter of George Washington and Tennessee Mudd Hack. She married Desmond Vincent in 1939. To this union were born four children: Damon Vincent, Ozark, Eugene Vincent Louisville, Ky., a daughter, Anna Rose, who died in infancy, and son, Donald Ray, who was stillborn. Vincent was a devoted wife and loving mother. She was baptized into Christ in 1970 and worshiped faithfully until a stroke paralyzed her in 1991. She used her talent as a seamstress to sew quilts for her family and friends. Survivors include four brothers, Claude, Rockport, Ind., Ray, Litchfield, Ky., Russell, Chrisney, Ind., and Aubrey, Owensboro, Ky.; two sisters: Mae Woodruff, Wimauma, Fla., and Fay Cozine, Arena, Wis.; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and a host of friends. Her husband, Desmond Ishel Vincent, and a sister, Juanita, preceded her in death. Services were held June 24, 2003, in Selmore Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Memorial donations may be given to Bikkavolu Bible School or Bikkavolu Children's Home, c/o 2201 S. 12th Ave, Ozark, 65721


Vincent, Lowell 1 Nov 1911 - 1 Jan 1988 OH 7 Jan 1988

[Note: married Jewell]

Lowell Vincent; 76, Bolivar, died at 12:37 a.m. Friday at St. John's Regional Health Center, Spring field, after a long illness. Services for Mr. Vincent were held Monday at Pitts Funeral Chapel with Dr. Ray Leninger officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Vincent was born Nov. 1, 1911, in Polk County near Goodson, and lived most of his life in Bolivar. A retired businessman, he was a former partner in Brasher and Vincent Excavation and Lime Quarry. He was a member of the Bolivar First Baptist Church and a life member of the Optimist International Club. His survivors include his wife of 53 years, Jewell; a daughter, Carole Hutcheson, Ozark; a son, David, Greenbelt, Maryland; a granddaughter, Holly Hutcheson, Columbia; two brothers, Deral Vincent, Springfield, and Arlo, Windsor; and several nieces and nephews.


Vincent, Michael Paul 10 Oct 1978 - 26 Oct 2002

[Note: Son of Philip Ray & Ana-Lisa (Traulsen) Vincent

Michael Paul Vincent, age 24, of Branson, Mo., died Saturday morning, October 26, 2002 in Branson from injuries sustained in a one car accident on East Highway 76 in Branson. He was born on October 10, 1978 in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., the son of Ana-Lisa Traulsen and Philip Ray Vincent. He was a manager of a Taco Bell in Branson at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Maranda Lee Jones Vincent, of the home; his mother, Ana-Lisa Traulsen of Springfield, Mo.; his father, Philip Ray Vincent, of Brandy Wine, Md.; three brothers, Stephen Globke of Fayetteville, Ark., Jonathan Globke of Goldsboro, N.C., and Nathan Globke of Springfield, Mo.; his maternal grandmother, Sandra Wilgus of Phoenix, Ariz.; and paternal grandparents, Bob and Alisa Vincent of Florida. Funeral services will at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 30, 2002 in Greenlawn Funeral Home in Branson, with burial in Eisenhour Cemetery, near Reeds Spring. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Springfield News-Leader, October 29, 2002.


Vincent, Waneta Elizabeth 13 Jun 1918 - Jul 2003 SN-L 21 Jul 2003

Services for Mrs. Waneta Elizabeth Vincent, age 86, of Ozark, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Berean Baptist Church, Hutchinson, Kan., with burial to follow in Penwell-Gabel Memorial Park Cemetery.


Vineyard, Arva Lee (Bales) 16 Jul 1901 - 3 Feb 1999  CCH-N 17 Feb 1999

[Note: Daughter of H. S. & Lula (Clanton) Bales; married John Vineyard 5 May 1901 - 14 Feb 1994 ]

Arva Lee Vineyard, age 97, of Manhattan, died February 3, at Stoneybrook Retirement Community in Manhattan. She was born July 16, 1901, in Pullman, Washington, the daughter of H. S. and Lula (Clanton) Bales: She lived for many years in Independence and moved to Ozark in the early 1970's. She moved to Manhattan in 1987. Mrs. Vineyard earned her bachelors in English and masters in Spanish from the University of Missouri in Columbia. While studying for her masters she spent some time at the University of Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico. She taught English for several years in Lima, Peru, before her marriage. Mrs. Vineyard was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was very active with genealogical and historical societies. She performed genealogical work for others over the years. She was married to John Vineyard in Neosho. Mr. Vineyard preceded her in death on February 14, 1994. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Kittie James. Survivors include one daughter, Fran Trujillo, and her husband David, of Tacoma, Washington; and two grandchildren, Sarah Parmley of Colorado Springs, CO., and Scott Parmley of Manhattan, Kansas. Cremation is planned with memorial services to be held at a later date. Interment will be near Neosho, in her family plot. The Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas; 66502, is in charge of arrangements.


Vineyard, John 5 May 1901 - 14 Feb 1994 OH 23 Feb 1994

[Note: married Arva Lee Bales 16 Jul 1901 - 3 Feb 1999]

John Vineyard, 93, Manhattan Kan., died Monday, Feb. 14, 1994 at Stoneybrook Retirement Community. He was born May 5, 1901 in Mt. Vernon. He grew up in Mt. Vernon, lived most of his life in Independence, moved to Ozark in the early 1970s, and then moved to Manhattan, Kan., in 1987. He was a general foreman of the Mechanical Department of Sugar Creek Standard Oil Refinery. He was very active in church, a former board member and deacon of the Watson United Methodist Church in Independence, was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church and later the Ozark United Methodist Church. Mr. Vineyard was also active in the Masonic Lodge, serving as past master of the McDonald Lodge in Independence. He was also a member of the Knights Templar and the Masonic Lodge in Ozark. He graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in mechanical engineering. He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters. Survivors include his wife, Arva Lee Vineyard, Manhattan; one daughter, Fran Trujello, and husband, David, Pueblo, Colo.; and two grandchildren, Sarah Parmley, Pueblo, and Scott Parmley, Manhattan. Cremation is planned with private family memorial services to be held at a later date at Stoneybrook Retirement Community. Memorial services were held at the Edwards-Yorgensen-Meloan Funeral Home in Manhattan.


Vinson, Helen L. (Johnson) Swayne 16 Jul 1940 - 18 Dec 1976  OH 23 Dec 1976 p1

[Note: Daughter of  Burl Glenn & Nina Louise (McCoy) Johnson; married  Stanley C. Swayne; married Jack Dean Vinson]

Fall From Auto Claims Ozark Woman

A 35-year-old Ozark woman died about 1:00 a.m. Saturday when she fell from the passenger side of a car driven by her husband in southeast Springfield. Pronounced dead at the scene was Helen L. Vinson. Police said the accident occurred on Schoolcraft Freeway about a mile south of Sunshine. The victim’s husband, Jack Dean Vinson, 40, told Capt. Richard Wells they were on their way home from a party when they noticed that the door on Mrs. Vinson’s side was not closed completely. He said his wife opened the door and was attempting to reclose it when she fell to the pavement. Wells said Vinson was taken to police headquarters and after taking a Breathalyzer test was cited on complaints of driving while intoxicated and public drunkenness. Mrs. Vinson, a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Ozark, was employed at Fasco Industries in Ozark. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Tony Swayne and Lyle D. Vinson and a daughter, Shelley Swayne, all of the home; her mother, Mrs. Nina Johnson, Ozark; three brothers, Larry Johnson, Springfield, and Byrl G. Johnson, Jr. and Fred Johnson, both of Ozark and a sister, Mrs. Joan Bulmer, Livermore, Calif. Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Harris Chapel in Ozark. Burial was in Roberts Cemetery near Sparta.


Vinson, Ronald Ray “Ron” 14 Jan 1943 - 21 Jul 2004 SN-L 23 Jul 2004

[Note: Son of Ray & Alice Berniece (Stevenson) Vinson; married Marilyn York]

Ronald Ray (Ron) Vinson, 61, Springfield, Mo., passed away at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2004, in his home after an extended illness. He was born Jan. 14, 1943, in Emporia, Kan., the son of Ray and Alice Berniece Stevenson Vinson. He graduated from Newton, Kansas High School, attended Hutchison Junior College and was a graduate of Wichita Drafting College and Wichita State University. Ron had resided in Springfield since 1970. Due to his health, he retired in April of this year, after 33 years as a Drafting and Design Specialist with the City of Springfield Department of Public Works. He participated in Boy Scouts with his son Russell, where they achieved the rank of Warrior in the Tribe of MicoSay. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church. Ron is survived by his wife, Marilyn York Vinson, of the home; two sons and their wives, Thad Michael and Heather Vinson, Ozark, Russell Curtis and Rose Vinson, Springfield; a brother and his wife, Warren J. and Mary Vinson, Springfield; and one grandchild, Chloe Sage Vinson. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 24, 2004, in Christ Episcopal Church with the Rev. Kenneth L. Chumbley officiating under the care of Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel. Inurnment will be in Christ Church Columbarium. A reception will follow in the church Parrish Hall. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Cecilia Choir of Christ Episcopal Church, 601 E. Walnut, Springfield, MO 65806, or Boy Scouts of America, Ozarks Council, 1616 S. Eastgate, Springfield, MO 65809.


Vinyard, Hulda (Carr) 22 Jun 1863 - 12 Dec 1930 CCR 18 Dec 1930 p4

[Note: Daughter of Jackson & Mary (Wright) Carr; married J. Vinyard]

Hulda Vinyard, aged 67 years, died at her home two and one half miles southwest of Nixa Friday morning, Dec. 12, 1930. Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 14, at 1 p.m. at the Quail Spur cemetery with Rev. R.C. Harding officiating. Burial was under the direction of the Harding & Maples Funeral Service of Nixa.


Virnig, Donald G. 12 Aug 1947 - 6 Jan 1989 OH 12 Jan 1989

[Note: Son of Francis C. “Bob” & Dorothy J. (Renchin) Virnig]

Donald G. Virnig, 41, of Billings, died Jan. 6 at the home of his parents following a long illness. A funeral mass for Mr: Virnig was held Jan. 9 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Msgr. John J. Rynish officiating. Burial was in St. Joseph's Cemetery under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Billings. Mr. Virnig was an employee of the McBee Binder Plant in Springfield for 19 years. He worked for Home Comfort Wood Heating, Billings, when he first became ill. Surviving are his parents, Dorothy and F.C. "Bob;" three brothers, Richard and Douglas, both of Billings, and Daniel, Honolulu, Hawaii; two nieces; a nephew; his grandmothers, Eva Virnig, Billings, and Dora Renchin, Hayfield, Minnesota; and many cousins, aunts and uncles.


Virnig, Dorothy J. (Renchin) 3 Apr 1925 - 3 Dec 2010 SN-L 22 Dec 2010

[Note: Daughter of Joseph & Dora (Houdek) Renchin; married 12 Sep 1945 Francis C. “Bob” Virnig 1 Jul 1919 - 1 Sep 1993]

Mrs. Dorothy J. Virnig, age 85, of Billings, Missouri, passed away Sunday, December 19, 2010, in her son's home in Rogersville, Missouri. She was born April 3, 1925 in Claremont, Minnesota, the daughter of Joseph and Dora (Houdek) Renchin. After graduating high school she completed two years of nursing school before she was united in marriage to F.C."Bob" Virnig on September 12, 1945 and became a homemaker. Dorothy was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Billings. Her husband, F.C. "Bob"; a son, Donald Virnig; her parents; and a brother, David Renchin, preceded Dorothy in death. She is survived by three sons and their wives, Richard and Georgia Virnig, Ash Grove, Douglas and Mary Virnig, Rogersville, and Daniel Virnig, Honolulu, Hawaii; grandchildren, Jessie and her husband Tim De Cloud, Jennifer and her husband Paul, Laura, Emma, Madelaine, Tucker, Adelaide, Helen, Rachel, and Arthur; great grandchildren, Dillon, Damien, and Dakota, and Kaden and Ember; sisters, Sylvia Ginder, Austin, Minnesota, Alice Arnold, Medford, Minnesota, Theresa Kasper, Ellendale, Minnesota, Frances Blakestad, Albert Lea, Minnesota, Margaret Koziolek, Hartland, Minnesota, and Rosemary Besch, Blaine, Minnesota; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 P.M., with Rosary to begin at 7:30 P.M., on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at Meadors Funeral Home, Billings. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 A.M. Thursday, December 23, 2010 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Billings, with Father John Braun officiating, under the direction of the funeral home. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Billings. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the "Parish Council of Catholic Women," of the St. Joseph Church. Online condolences may be made at


Visingard, Vernon 25 Mar 1929 - 16 Apr 2005 SN-L 26 Apr 2005

[Note: married Jewell]

Vernon Visingard, 76, passed away April 16, 2005. He was born March 25, 1929, in Olean, N.Y., and was a resident of Nixa, Mo. Vern was a minister for many years and owned Vern's Machine Shop until retiring. Vern and his wife, Jewell, owned a Bed and Breakfast in Branson before moving to Nixa. He was a member of the American Legion and Moose Lodge. Vern was preceded in death by his son, John. He is survived by his wife, Jewell; brother, Richard; son, Alan Visingard and wife, Nancy; daughter, Deborah Howard and husband, Larry; grandchildren, Chris and Daniel Visingard, and William Howard; step-children, Bambi Vahldick, Lee Schroll, Jeff Schroll, and Heidi Clark; step-grandchildren, Zach and Tyler Vahldick, Austin and Jadyn Clark, and Chanel, Ryan, Jessey, and Abbi Schroll. Funeral services and burial were in Marion, N.Y., under the local care of Herman H. Lohmeyer Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held for Vern at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2005, in Branson Hills Assembly of God Church, 256 Church Road, Branson, with Rabbi Jeremy Storch officiating. The family wishes to thank Community Hospice and The James River Assembly Church in Ozark, and The Tabernacle in Branson for the loving kindness in Vern's last days.


Voelker, Ronald Albert 20 Sep 1935 - 30 Mar 2004 SN-L 1 Apr 2004

[Note: married 13 Jul 1953 Shirley]

Ronald A. Voelker, 68, an installer for Lowe's, Springfield, passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2004, in St. John's Hospital, after a courageous battle with cancer. Ron was born Sept. 20, 1935, in Chicago, Ill. He lived most of his life in Harvey, Ill. He served four years in the Navy, served 20 years as a Harvey Policeman, then moved from Illinois to Missouri. Ron and his wife, Shirley, celebrated 50 years of marriage on July 13, 2003. Survivors include Shirley of the home; son Ronald (wife Sue), Grayling, Mich., daughter Ronda Good (husband Bob), Fresno, Calif., daughter Ruth Burland (husband Phil), Ozark, Mo., ten grandchildren, many relatives and loving friends. The family wishes to thank everyone for their support over the past year. Visitation will be at Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home on Friday, April 2, 2004, from 9 to 11 a.m. with a graveside service immediately following at Missouri Veterans Cemetery. The family has requested donations be made to Friends of the Library, Library Center, Springfield. Ron, you were the best and we will miss you forever.


Voepel, Arthur Charles 7 Sep 1942 - 9 Aug 2008 SN-L 11 Aug 2008

[Note: Son of Arthur Jacob & Pearl Ethel (Riemenschneider) Voepel; married 18 Dec 1974 Kathleen Dopuch]

Arthur Charles Voepel, age 65, of Springfield, passed away Saturday, August 9, 2008. He was born September 7, 1942, in St. Louis, the son of Arthur Jacob and Pearl Ethel Voepel. On December 18, 1974, he and Kathleen Dopuch were united in marriage. Mr. Voepel was a cabinet maker and woodworker. He retired as maintenance supervisor from the Springfield Regional Center. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, working at his computer and playing his guitar. He was an avid Lady Bears fan. Survivors include, his wife, Kathleen; his mother, Pearl Voepel, Nixa; three children, Carol Voepel, Ozark, Cheryl Wanko and husband Scott, Branson West, and Arthur Gregory Voepel and wife Becky, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; six grandchildren, John, Justin, Jenna, Alexis, Kathleen, and Arthur Aidan; and two sisters, Carolyn Harman, St. Louis, and Gloria Morrison, Nixa. His father preceded him in death. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 12, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Burial will follow in Delaware Cemetery, Nixa. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, in the funeral home.


Voepel, Arthur Jacob 9 Nov 1905 - 3 Dec 2003 CCH-N 10 Dec 2003

[Note: Son of Jacob & Rosine (  ) Voepel; married 13 Jan 1931 Pearl Ethel Riemenschneider]

Arthur Jacob Voepel was born Nov. 9, 1905 in Bromskichem, Germany. He died Dec. 3, 2003. He was the oldest of seven children born to Jacob and Rosine Voepel.  He came to the United States when he was in his twenties to join his brother, Jack and became a citizen in 1943. On January 13, 1931, Arthur was united in marriage to Pearl Ethel Riemenschneider in St. Louis, Missouri, sharing 72 years of marriage. For many years, Arthur crafted fine furniture in St. Louis and had the Artistique Cabinet Shop. He loved music and played the accordion. He also enjoyed gardening and hunting, and was a member of Family of Christ Lutheran Church in Nixa. Survivors include his wife, Pearl and four children: Arthur Knocke of Germany, Carolyn Harman of St. Louis, Gloria Morrison of Nixa, Arthur Voepel of Springfield, a brother, Adolf Voepel of Germany and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, in Family of Christ Lutheran Church, with Pastor Dale Bond officiating. Burial followed in Delaware Cemetery, Nixa. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home in Nixa.  ©Ozarks Newsstand 2003


Voepel, Arthur Jacob 9 Nov 1905 - 3 Dec 2003  CCH-N 17 Dec 2003

Arthur Jacob Voepel, 98, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003. He was born Nov. 9, 1905 in Bromskichem, Germany, the oldest of seven children born to Jacob and Rosine Voepel. Voepel came to the United States when he was in his 20s to join his brother, Jack, and became a citizen in 1943. On Jan. 13, 1931, he was united in marriage to Pearl Ethel Riemenschneider in St. Louis, sharing 72 years of marriage. For many years, Voepel crafted fine furniture in St. Louis and had the Artistique Cabinet Shop. He loved music and played the accordion. He also enjoyed gardening and hunting, and was a member of Family of Christ Lutheran Church in Nixa. Survivors include his wife, Pearl; four children, Arthur Knocke, Germany, Carolyn Harman, St. Louis, Gloria Morrison, Nixa, and Arthur Voepel, Springfield; one brother, Adolf Voepel, Germany; and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Dec. 6 in Family of Christ Lutheran Church, with Pastor Dale Bond officiating. Burial followed in Delaware Cemetery, Nixa. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home in Nixa. Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian County Coalition of Aging, Inc., in care of Mrs. Mary Steinmann, Treasurer, 610 SE Hwy 14, Billings, Mo. 65610.


Vogel, Daniel S. 17 Jul 1958 - 13 Mar 2009 SN-L 15 Mar 2009

[Note: Son of Van R. & Carole Jo (Black) Vogel; married 15 Jun 1980 Mary D. Hummelgaard]

Daniel S. Vogel of Billings, Missouri, died Friday, March 13, 2009, in Cox South Hospital, in Springfield, Missouri, after a short battle with cancer. Dan was born July 27, 1958, in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Carole Jo Black and Van R. Vogel. On June 15, 1980, he was united in marriage to Mary D. Hummelgaard of Tonganoxie, Kansas. Dan worked most of his career as an automotive service manager. He loved fishing, spending time with family, and playing with his three golden retrievers. Dan was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Leonard and Sybil Lilly, and Clell and Evangeline Vogel of Raytown, Missouri. Dan is survived by his wife, Mary of the home; his mother, Carole Jo. Black of Merriam, Kansas; his father, Van R. Vogel and wife, Teresa of Salina, Kansas; his brother and sister-in-law, David and Martha Vogel of Lenexa, Kansas; two step-brothers, David Black of Lee's Summit, Mo., and Dan Black and his wife, Susan of Glen Ellyn, Ill.; his parents-in-law, Dean and Rose Hummelgaard; one brother-in-law and his wife, Jere and Karen Hummelgaard; a sister-in-law and her husband, Lisa and Mike Reischman, all of Tonganoxie, Kansas; a sister-in-law, Sally Hummelgaard-Lawson of Belton, Texas; 17 nieces and nephews; and 12 great-nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Monday, March 16, 2009, from 6 to 8 p.m., in Quisenberry Funeral Home, in Tonganoxie, Kansas. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 17, 2009, at 10 a.m., in First Congregational Church, in Tonganoxie, followed by burial services in Hubbel Hill Cemetery in Tonganoxie.

Vogt, Rex Lowe ? - 7 Jun 2007 Preston-MarshFH

[Note: Son of Vernon & Noel J. (Harrison) Vogt; no SSDI found]

Rex Lowe Vogt infant son of Vernon Vogt and Noel J. "Harrison" Vogt of Nixa, Mo. went to be with the Lord on Thursday June 7, 2007 at Springfield, Mo. He left behind a brother Caleb Vogt and sisters Grace Vogt and Elyse Fox, Grandparents Werner Vogt, Gerda & John Phillippon, Robert & Kris Harrison, Aunt and Uncle Tiffini & Eliot Geeting and many other family and friends.


Volland, Cozella Lee 1903 - 27 Oct 1980 OH 30 Oct 1980

[Note: no SSDI found]

Services for Mrs. Cozella Lee Volland, 73, of Kansas City, mother of Gary Volland of Billings, were held Monday in Kansas City. Mrs. Volland died of natural causes last Friday in a hospital.


Vollmar, Ruth Annalee (Thompson) 8 Jan 1931 - 25 Jul 1986 OH 31 Jul 1986 p3

[Note: Daughter of Harvey & Essie (Tyler) Thompson; married 23 Jun 1947 Robert Kenneth Vollmar 8 Dec 1927 - 30 Aug 1974, son of  Harvey Allen & Claudia Fern (Bates) Vollmar]

Services for Ruth Annalee Vollmar, 55, Nixa, were held July 29 in Ayre-Goodwin Funeral Home,. Springfield, with the Revs. E. I. Moore and John Hembree officiating. Burial was in White Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Vollmer died July 25 in the Missouri Rehabilitation Center Hospice Unit, Mount Vernon, following a long illness. She was member of Westport Assembly of God Church. Survivors include two sons, Ronald Keith, Williamsburg, Va. and Robert Kenneth, Neosho; one sister, Glenda Moore, Nixa; one half-brother, Eugene Thompson, St. Louis; and five grandchildren.


Volner, Ina Leota (Strickland) 26 Jun 1911 - 25 May 1996  CCH-N 30 Mar 1996

[Note: Daughter of Lee & Ollie (Pryor) Strickland; married 4 Mar 1931 Montie Lee Volner d 24 Dec 1989]

Ina Leota Volner, age 84, Nixa, passed away on Monday, March 25, 1996 in the Nixa Park Care Center. Ina was born June 26, 1911 in Dent County, Mo., the daughter of Lee and Ollie Pryor Strickland. She was married to Montie Lee Volner March 4, 1931. She was a homemaker and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Nixa. Ina was preceded in death by her husband Montie, December 24, 1989 and her parents. Survivors include: one daughter, Carolyn Patterson and her husband, Danny, Nixa; two sisters, Eula Smith, Salem, Mo., and Bertha Woods and her husband, Don, Buffalo, Mo.; five grandsons, Craig Patterson and his wife, Linda, Lance Patterson, Duane Patterson and his wife, Connie, Tony Patterson and Toby Patterson; one granddaughter, Tammy Youngmon and her husband, Danny; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held March 28, 1996 in Harris, a Heritage Funeral Home, Nixa, with the Rev. Joe Fahl officiating. A graveside service was held in the Cedar Grove Cemetery, Salem, Mo.


Volner, Montie Lee 7 Oct 1909 - 24 Dec 1989   OH 3 Aug 1989

[Note: married Ina]

Montie Lee Volner, 80, Nixa died at 8:32 a.m. Sunday in St. John's Regional Health Center. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Nixa and the Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Ina, of the home; a daughter, Carolyn Patterson, and her husband, Danny, Nixa; a sister, Maude Sumpter, Bismarck ,two grandchildren, Craig Patterson and Lance Patterson; four step-grandchildren, Duane Patterson, Tammy Patterson, Tony Patterson and Toby Patterson; and three great-grandchildren, Kristy Youngmon, Daniel Youngmon and Bradley Youngmon. Services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Harris Colonial Chapel in Nixa with the Rev. Joe Fahl officiating. Burial was in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Salem.


Volz, Darrell W. 28 May 1946 - 12 Jul 2008 SN-L 16 Jul 2008 & SN-L 17 Jul 2008

[Note: Son of Herbert R. & Izma Nadine (  ) Volz]

Darrell W. Volz, 62, passed away at 10:55 a.m. Saturday, July 12, 2008, in his home in Billings, Missouri. Darrell was born May 28, 1946, in Kansas City, Kansas, to Herbert R. and Izma Nadine Volz. He was a graduate of Wyandotte High School in Kansas City and Baker University in Baldwin, Kansas, where he was a member of Zeta Chi Fraternity. After working for Shelly Oil for several years, he moved to Springfield, Missouri in 1971, from Topeka, Kansas. He was a licensed realtor and broker and former owner of an ERA Real Estate Agency in Springfield. Darrell was a realtor and home builder in the Springfield area for over 30 years, and was a member of the Springfield Board of Realtors and the Homebuilders Association. He was an active supporter and participant in the Kidney Foundation's Ride for Life Event, a former Boy Scout Leader and an avid outdoorsman. Darrell is survived by his mother, Nadine Volz of Richmond, Virginia; his son, Adam Volz of Billings, Mo.; his daughter, Ashley Volz of Springfield; a sister, Linda Amyx and husband, Mike of Midlothian, Virginia; an aunt, Elsie Rohner of Kansas City, Kansas; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be Friday, July 18, 2008, at 3 p.m., in Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel, with Chaplain Jack Betts officiating. Visitation will follow the services. Memorial contributions may be made to National Kidney Foundation Ride for Life Program, 6405 Metcalf Avenue, Suite 204, Overland Park, Kansas 66202 or to the American Cancer Society, 3322 S. Campbell, Suite R, Springfield, Missouri 65807.


Vonderheide, Elva 30 Dec 1894 - 10 Jun 1978 OH 15 Jun 1978 p4

[Note: married Harry Vonderheide 11 Nov 1893 - Dec 1974]

OZARK - Mrs. Elva Vonderheide, 83, Route 1, Ozark, was found dead in her home Tuesday, She had died of natural causes Saturday, according in Christian County Coroner Arthur Dean Adams. Mrs. Vonderheide lived here for the past 35 years, moving from Cincinnati, Ohio. Survivors include a son, Harry, Jr. Hamilton, Ohio; a daughter, Mrs. W. Elaine Johnson, St. Louis; six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. The body was cremated Wednesday afternoon under direction of Adams of Ozark.


Vonderheide, Harry H. 11 Nov 1893 - Dec 1974 OH 2 Jan 1975 p9

[Note: married Elva 30 Dec 1894 - 10 Jun 1978]

Harry H. Vonderheide, 81, Route 1, Ozark, died at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John’s Hospital, following a short illness. Mr. Vonderheide, a retired foundry core-maker, moved to this area from Cincinnati 32 years ago. He is survived by his wife, Elva; a son, Harry, Jr. of Hamilton, Ohio; a daughter, Mrs. Elaine Johnson, O’Fallon, six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. There will be no funeral services, Cremation will be at Greenlawn Crematorium.


von Marenholtz, Baron Emil CCR 17 Jul 1930 p1

[Note: married Lucy Ann P. Melton]

The Springfield  Leader of July 8 contained a story of good luck which has befallen Paul Merenholtz of Boise, Idaho, a brother in law to Mrs. H.D. Stubbs of this city. Mrs. Stubbs and Mrs. Marenholtz being sisters. The story is as follows: News dispatches from Boise, Idaho, relating that Paul Merenholtz, 35 year old farmer, has inherited a German barony worth $1,000,000, have been of great interest to scores of residents in the neighborhood of Viola, Barry county, Missouri. Marenholtz, it was learned today, was born and reared in Barry county, but has been living in Idaho for the past four years. His father, who died four months ago, was cut out of the German estate because his marriage did not please young Marenholtz’s uncle. Paul Marenholtz, who will obtain the German barony if he is able to raise 30,000 marks for inheritance tax purposes, some years ago married Miss Lucy Melton, daughter of Doctor Melton, of Ponce de Leon. If the former Missouri farmer becomes a member of the German landed gentry, he will rule over a 300 room castle with its farms and woods lying in the kingdom of Hanover. The estate was willed Marenholtz, his attorney said, by Baron Emil von Marenholtz, an uncle.


Votaw, Wendy (Allison) 1 May 1956 – 5 Oct 2001  CCH-N 17 Oct 2001

[Note: Daughter of George & Wilda (  ) Allison; married Ronald E. Votaw]

Wendy Allison-Votaw, 45, of Nixa, passed away Friday, Oct. 5, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born May 1, 1956, in Salem, Ohio. Wendy had been employed by Sofa-Mart for eighteen years, serving as a manager.  Survivors include: her husband, Ronald E. Votaw; her mother, Wilda Weaver, Evansville Ind.; and three brothers, Tim Allison, George Allison, and Jared Boyer.  Her father, George Allison, preceded her in death.  Cremation was under the direction of Adams Funeral Home in Nixa. Memorial contributions may be made to Ozarks Animal Shelter Fund PO. Box 989, Nixa, MO. 65714. When the shelter is complete, the following will appear on a plaque of donors to be displayed in the reception area of the shelter, in memory of Wendy Allison-Votaw.


Voyles, Lula E. 5 Feb 1894 - 22 Mar 1989  OH 30 1989

[Note: married William David Voyles 28 Sep 1888 - Jan 1977]

Lula E. Voyles, 95, of Springfield, died at 2:10 p.m. March 22 at Cox Medical Center South. Services for Mrs. Voyles were held March 25 in the Greenlawn North Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Philip Wannamacher officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Voyles was a homemaker and a member of the Central Assembly of God Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, William David, by a granddaughter, LaTheresha Bollinger, and by a great-grandson, Ricky Benintendi. Mrs. Voyles was a longtime member of the Central Assembly of God Church, where she served in many capacities. Surviving are four daughters, Adeline Voyles, Mary E. Dutton, and Ruth J. Gardner, all of Springfield; a son, Bill J. Voyles, Springfield; a sister, Ocie Hensley, Nixa; four grandchildren, Janice Benintendi, Carol Kiser, Cathy Williams, and W. David Voyles; 10 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, and many friends.


Voyles, Shirley (Fulbright) 28 Aug 1929 - 13 Jul 2003 SN-L 15 Jul 2003

[Note: Daughter of Frank & Carrie(  )  Fulbright; married 1947 Bill Voyles]

Shirley Voyles, 73, the daughter of Frank and Carrie Fulbright, was born in Springfield August 28, 1929 and departed this life in her home in Springfield, Sunday, July 13, 2003. She was a descendant of the pioneer Fulbright family who were some of the first families to settle in Springfield in 1829. Shirley graduated from Senior High School in 1947. She worked for Blue Cross for 27 years. Shirley was a faithful life long member of South National and East Sunshine Church of Christ where she enjoyed being part of the Young at Heart Group. She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, William Fulbright, Harvey Dee, age 2, and stillborn twin brothers; a sister, Mary Jane Ragsdale; a great-granddaughter, Kiara Voyles; and a son-in-law, Michael D. Kiser. She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Bill; one son, David and wife, Linda, Windsor, CA; two daughters, Carol Kiser, Springfield, and Cathy Williams and husband, Rick, Ozark; one sister, Francis Levenson, Manhattan, KS; grandchildren, Mike Kiser, Jr., Wade Kiser, Brad Kiser, Nick Voyles, Chris Williams, and Carrie Teal; great-grandchildren, Rian, Keaton, Leila, Emily, Eryka, Austin, Dalton, Whitney, Vanessa, Hannah, and Skylar. Shirley loved being surrounded by her family and her church family. She delighted in the lives of her children and grandchildren. She had a willing spirit and loved to laugh. Her generosity and smile will be missed by all that knew and loved her. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2003 in Greenlawn Funeral Home South with John Alley officiating. Burial in Patterson Cemetery. Visitation tonight 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home at 441 W. Battlefield. Memorials are suggested to Fair Haven Children’s Home, Strafford, MO


Vrlenich, Norman 23 Jun 1946 - 18 Mar 2007 SN-L 21 Mar 2007

[Note: Son of Jan  & Margot (Brien) Vrlenich; married Linda]

Norman Vrlenich, age 60, of Nixa, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2007. He was born June 23, 1946, in Berlin, Germany, the son of Jan Vrlenich and Margot Brien. Norm believed "a merry heart doeth good like a medicine?. He took God's charge to us to help others to be reconciled to Him as a personal call. Norm had a unique way of using his humor to show us God's heart and invite us to join in the celebration of God's love and forgiveness. The only thing he wanted more than to see another hurting person brought into Christ's healing grace was to be there, face to face with Him, seeing Him smile and hearing His "well done, Norm, welcome home.? Norm died as he lived, singing God's praises. We are grateful for his legacy of laughter and caring. Survivors include: His wife, Linda; three children, Mark Vrlenich and wife, Laura, Grain Valley, Missouri, Matthew Vrlenich, Grain Valley, Missouri, and Michelle Turner, Ozark, Missouri; six grandchildren, Hannah and Grant Vrlenich (Mark's children); Quentin and Carter Vrlenich (Matt's children); and Megan and Jordyn Turner (Michelle's children); his mother and step-father, Margot and Cliff Brien, Woodinville, Washington; his stepmother, Rachel Vrlenich, Glendale, Arizona; a brother, Steve Vrlenich, Buena Park, California; a brother-in-law and wife, David and Merry Lakebrink; a nephew, John Lakebrink; a niece, Kaylyn Joy Lakebrink; and his mother-in-law, Barb Lakebrink. Funeral services will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 23, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Burial will follow in Missouri Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.


Vrooman, Harold S. 13 Oct 1902 - 22 Dec 1976 OH 30 Dec 1976 p8

[Note: married Christie]

ROLLA - Harold S. Vrooman, Rolla, died Wednesday, Dec, 22, 1976, age 74. Mr. Vrooman was born in Richland, Kan. on Oct. 13, 1902. Formerly of Springfield, he worked for the Frisco Railroad before moving to Rolla, where he had resided for 31 years. He was a member of Rolla Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Christie; one son, Phillips of Bellflower, Calif.; a daughter, Nancy Wagner, Rolla; one step-son, Charles Ayres of Arlington, Texas; four sisters, five grandchildren. Funeral services was held at 1:00 p.m. Friday at Null and Son Chapel with Luther Martin officiating. Burial followed at Ozark Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Rolla.

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