Walker, Nila Jean, d. 1957 - Wallace, Dale, d. 2010


Walker, Nila Jean 28 Jun 1957 - 29 Jun 1957 CCR 4 Jul 1957 p1

[Note: Daughter of Jimmie Rogers & Bonnie Jubne (Johnson) Walker; tombstone spells name Nyla]

Funeral services for Nila Jean Walker, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy R. Walker of Oldfield, were held Sunday, June 30 at 2:00 p.m. in the Gardner Cemetery with Jack Richardson officiating. Burial was under direction of Harris Funeral Home of Clever. Survivors in addition to the parents include the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Walker of Oldfield, the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Johnson of Elkhead and other relatives.


Walker, Noman J. 9 Jun 1920 - 23 Feb 2003  SN-L 27 Feb 2003

[Note: Son of Homer & Mary Jane (Dewitt) Walker’ married 10 Jun 1939 Martha Shirley Jenkins]

Noman J. Walker, 82, Chadwick, Missouri, passed away at 2:10 p.m. Sunday, February 23, 2003 in Ozark Nursing and Care in Ozark, Missouri. Noman was born June 9, 1920 in Chadwick to Homer and Mary Jane (Dewitt) Walker. Noman attended school and spent his youth growing up in the Low Gap Community near Chadwick. On June 10, 1939, he was united in marriage to Martha Shirley Jenkins, also of Chadwick. After marrying, they made their home in the Chadwick area and to this union of 63 years and 5 months, two children were born. In 1944, Noman enlisted in the U.S. Army and left his family and home to serve with the 686th Ord. AM Co. in the European Campaign. He was honorably discharged in July 1946, at the rank of Staff Sergeant and returned home to his family. Noman is a retired member of the Teamster’s Union after working thirty years at the Foremost-McKesson Dairy in Springfield, Missouri. After retiring, he enjoyed farming, raising cattle and most of all, turkey hunting. He enjoyed all outdoor activities and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Noman was preceded in death by both parents and one sister. He is survived by his loving wife, Martha Walker; one daughter, Beverlee Ann Dotson and husband Jerry of Chadwick, Missouri; one son, Ben R. Walker of Forsyth, Missouri; four granddaughters, Tammy, Amanda, Wendy and Mitz; one grandson, Will; one great-granddaughter, Macy; two great-grandsons, Shane and Kyle Dean; other relatives; and many friends. Noman was a loving husband and a caring father who was always there when needed and will be truly missed. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, Missouri, with Pastor Ben Dewitt officiating. Burial will follow in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery. Springfield News-Leader, Feb 27 2003.


Walker, Norman Lester 11 Feb 1918 - 6 Jul 2004   CCH-N 13 Jul 2004

[Note: Son of William Roy & Mary Katherine (Doane) Walker; married 11 Aug 1936 Edna Mae “Eddie” Everett]

Norman Lester Walker, 86, Nixa, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004 at the Christian Health Care Center in Nixa. He was born February 11, 1918 to William Roy and Mary Katherine Doane Walker in Butler, Missouri.  Funeral services were Friday, July 9 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler with Dr. Rod Cannedy officiating. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Contributions may be given to the Nixa Christian Church. Norman, one of three children, was raised in Butler where he graduated from Butler High School in 1936. He served his country during World War II in the United States Navy. On August 11, 1936 he was united in marriage to Edna Mae Everett in Butler and to this union, one daughter was born. Norman worked as a bellboy in the Mulebach Hotel in Kansas City in his early years and also as a steward for the airlines. He even had his own pilot license and a commercial flying license. Norman worked for General Motors at the Leads Plant for 25 years before retirng. He attended the Raytown Christina Church and was a member of the Nixa Christian Church. Norman's passion in life was golf. He also enjoyed skeet shooting, piloting, listening to sports on the radio, playing cards and gardening. Born in high gear, Norman was a person that always stayed busy and could hardly sit still for more than a minute. His grandchildren were an important part of his life. Norman is survived by his wife of 67 years, Edna Mae "Eddie" Walker of Nixa, Missouri; one daughter, Judy Martin and husband R.K. of Nixa, Missouri; two grandchildren, Barbara Jo Blaine and husband Dr. James Blaine of Springfield, Missouri and Karen Ingle and husband Christopher of San Anselmo, California; four great-grandchildren, Sam Blaine, Sara Blaine, Mark Blaine and Jamie Blaine; and three great great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Gordon and Bill Walker.

©Ozarks Newsstand 2004


Walker, Olive Irene (Utter) 9 Sep 1885 - 19 Dec 1924 CCR 19 Dec 1924 p1

[Note: married 21 Jan 1913 Charles L. Walker 1882 - 25 Jul 1953]

After an illness of little more than one week, Mrs. Olive Irene Walker, wife of Charles L. Walker, died at her home on East Church street in Ozark at 5:00 o’clock p.m. Friday, December 19, 1924, aged 39 years, 3 months and 10 days. Funeral services were held at 2:30 o’clock p.m. Sunday, December 21, 1924 at Maple Park Cemetery in Springfield, Mo., conducted by Rev. Henry Little of the Calvary Presbyterian church of Springfield. The deceased leaves the husband and little son, her parents, living at DuBois, Nebr., one brother and two sisters to mourn her untimely departure. Mrs. Walker had many warm friends in Ozark who sympathy goes out in all the fullness of their hearts to the bereaved family. The little son will make his home with his aunt, Mrs. Osterberg, of St. Louis.


Walker, Olive Irene (Utter) 9 Sep 1885 - 19 Dec 1924 CCR 26 Dec 1924 p1

Card of Thanks

We take this method of extending our sincere and heartfelt thanks to all the neighbors and friends who were so kind and helpful to us during the sickness and burial of our wife and sister, Mrs. Olive Walker.  Charles L. Walker  Mrs. John Osterberg  Wilmer Utter


Walker, Opal O. (Johnson) Gonce 22 Jan 1910 - 3 Sep 1976 OH 9 Sep 1976 p5

[Note: Daughter of  John Francis & Emma Daisy (Shipman) Johnson; married ? Gonce; married 9 Oct 1943 Herschel Garland  Walker 1910 - 1948]

HIGHLANDVILLE - Services for Mrs. Opal Walker, 66, Highlandville, was at 2 p.m. Monday in Harris Chapel in Ozark. The Rev. Howard Blevins will officiate and burial was in Highlandville Cemetery. Mrs. Walker died at 2 p.m. Friday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, after a short illness. Survivors previously listed incorrectly are two sons, Ray Gonce of Montclair, Calif and Everett Gonce of Sylmar, Calif.


Walker, Opal O. (Johnson) Gonce 22 Jan 1910 - 3 Sep 1976 OH 9 Sep 1976 p9

HIGHLANDVILLE - Mrs. Opal Walker, 66, Highlandville, died at 2 p.m. Friday in St. John’s Hospital in Springfield after a short illness. She was a lifelong resident of Christian County and a member of Victory Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Ray Gonts, Montclair, Calif. and Everett Gonts, Sylmar, Calif.; two brothers, Roy and Basil Johnson, both of Ozark; five sisters, Mrs. Sylvia Phillips, Mrs. Golda Allen, Mrs. Gladys Haslip, and Mrs. Ruby Rhea, all of Ozark, and Mrs. Fern Wallace, Highlandville, and three grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Harris of Ozark.


Walker, Opal O. (Johnson) Gonce 22 Jan 1910 - 3 Sep 1976 OH 9 Sep 1976 p9

We want to thank all our friends and neighbors for the cards, flowers, visits and prayers and all kindness shown during the illness and death of our beloved sister.  The Opal O. Walker Family.


Walker, Oza 18 Feb 1923 - Feb 1978 OH 16 Feb 1978  p4

[Note: married William Walker]

Mrs. William (Oza) Walker of Midland, Texas died of a heart attack while with her husband on a mission trip into India. The Walkers are well known in this area as they used to be Springfield residents and he held gospel meeting in many Church of Christ in this part of the county. The Walkers were in the group that Tom Smith and Frank Williams were in that left for India on January 30.

Walker, Patricia Sue (Wolfe) 17 Apr 1940 - 28 Apr 2011 SN-L 1 May 2011
[Note: Daughter of Ray & Lydia (  ) Wolfe; married Perry Walker]
Patricia Sue Walker, 71, of Springfield, MO passed away April 28, 2011 in her home. Graveside services will be Monday, May 2, 2011 at 2:00 pm at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are entrusted to Greenlawn Funeral Home South. Patricia was born April 17, 1940 in Ozark, MO to Ray and the late Lydia Wolfe. Patricia graduated from Beauty School and was a Beautician for several years. She also worked for Home Instead Senior Care. She was married to Perry Walker and had one son, Shawn Walker of Texas, who preceded her in death. Survivors include three grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Sue Walker of Texas; brother, Gene Wolfe and wife Charlene of Springfield, MO; father and stepmother, Ray and Lola Wolfe of Ozark, MO; niece Christi Fairchild and husband Justin of Rogersville, MO; stepbrother, David Wolfe and family and stepsisters Julie Kaifesh and Cheryl Bibeau. The family wants to extend their appreciation to James River Care, Cox North Hospital, Forest Park Apartment employees, social services nursing and housekeeping care.

Walker, Paul 4 Nov 1913 - 3 Apr 1980 OH 10 Apr 1980 p10

[Note: Son of  James C. & Rose Ann (McDaniel) Walker; married  Hazel Pauline Gilley 12 Aug 1915 - 10 May 1987]

Services for Paul Walker, 66. Oldfield, were at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Oldfield Church of Christ with Charles Eakins officiating. Burial was in Oldfield Cemetery under the direction of Harris of Ozark. Mr. Walker died at 10:43 p.m. Thursday in Cox Medical Center following a long illness. A farmer, he was a member of the Oldfield Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Hazel; two son, Jim “Todd; and Dale, both of Oldfield; three daughters, Mrs. Sue Eakins and Mrs. Vickie McTeer, both of Ozark and Mrs. Connie Thomas, Oldfield; 14 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and a brother, John, Oldfield.


Walker, Randolph Dean “Randy” 28 Jul 1949 - 19 Jun 2006 SN-L 22 Jun 2006

[Note: Son of  Burman & Lola (  ) Walker, Sr.]

Randolph Dean Walker of Springfield passed away on June 19, 2006, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. Randy was born July 28, 1949, in Springfield, the son of Burman Sr. and Lola Walker. Preceding him in death were his parents and a brother, Frankie. Survivors include daughters, Christie and Amanda Walker; one sister, Brenda Shivers; brothers, Burman, Danny, Grady and Fred, all of Springfield. He enjoyed his artwork and being with family and friends. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 24, 2006, in Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 4216 S. Charleston, with Rev. John Appling officiating. Burial will be in Manley Cemetery Battlefield, Mo., under the care of Herman H. Lohmeyer Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 12 noon until service time Saturday, in the church. Contributions may be made to Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Online condolences can be made at www.hhlohmeyer.com.  Springfield News-Leader, June 22, 2006.


Walker, Rinnie Ruth (Baird) 20 Jun 1913 - 27 Jun 2006 CCH-N 5 Jul 2006

[Note: Daughter of Luther Benjamin & Lucretia "Lula" (McCord) Baird; married 30 Dec 1933 Roy H. Walker 26 Feb 1914 - 8 Mar 1988; obit misspells maiden name; SSDI spells name Rennie]

            Rinnie Ruth (Beard) Walker, 93, of Andover, Kan., died June 27, 2006. She was the sister of Leona Ridenour, Ozark

Walker, Rose Ann (McDaniel) 1878 - 26 Oct 1955 CCR 3 Nov 1955 p8

[Note: Daughter of George & Caroline (Shipman) McDaniel; married James Calvin “Jim”  Walker 1 Sep 1877 - 6 Dec 1955]

Funeral services for Mrs. Rose Ann Walker, 77, who died at her home near Oldfield on October 24, were held Wednesday, October 26 at the Oldfield Church of Christ with Rev. Roscoe Harding officiating. Burial was in Smith Cemetery under direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Nixa. She was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, James C. Walker of the home; two sons, Paul and John Walker, both of Oldfield; nine grandchildren; one brother, Ben McDaniel of Sparta; other relatives and a host of friend.


Walker, Ross Ellis Sep 1886 - 25 Sep 1940 CCR 26 Sep 1940 p1

[Note: Son of John Tally & Mary Addie (Breazeale) Walker; married Eula E.]

The following obituary of Ross Ellis Walker, former Ozark resident, is from the Wednesday evening Springfield Leader and Press: Ross Ellis Walker, 53, died at 6:15 o’clock this morning at his home 1515 Pennsylvania, following a stroke suffered two days ago. He was the father of Wayne Walker, assistant county attorney. Mr. Walker formerly operated Walker’s Clothing store on South Campbell avenue, and previously had owned a clothing store at Ozark, Mo. Failing health forced his retirement several years ago. Obliged to spend as much time as possible out of doors, he began to study flowers and gardening. Two years ago he moved to his present home. Untended for several months, the yard had grown high in weeds and wild shrubbery. Mr. Walker delightedly set to work. He was unable to perform hard labor or to use heavy tools. With a child’s rake and a trowel he attacked the weed-choked yard, after the heavy growth had been cleared. By the end of summer the garden was a mass of blooms. Mr. Walker undertook to sell some of his plants, and last spring had heeled-in nursery stock in every available inch of ground. But when a neighbor stopped by to talk gardening, he usually walked away with his arms heaping with plants and pay was invariably refused. In 1905, Mr. Walker left Drury college to join the army. He served three years, became an expert rifleman, served as bugler, and was mustered out as a corporeal. Other survivors are the widow, Eula E.; two sons, Eugene and Robert, of Springfield; two daughters, Mary of the home, and Mrs. Dorothy Huxel of Fulton, Mo.; two grandsons; his mother, Mrs. Mary A. Walker of Springfield; a sister, Mrs. Charles Rievley of Springfield, and a brother, Ralph L. Walker of San Bernardino, Calif. Funeral services will be held at the Thieme chapel tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock, with burial in National cemetery. Pallbearers will be L.H. Turner, J.C. Davis, Gus Weaver, Orvan Pickett, J.G. Spivy, C.K. Martin, Harry Madding, and Clifford White.


Walker, Roy H. 26 Feb 1914  - 8 Mar 1988 OH 7 Apr 1988

[Note: Son of Frank G. & Bessie (  ) Walker; married 30 Dec 1933 Rinnie Baird]

Roy Walker, 72, Maize, Kansas, formerly of Chadwick, passed away March 26. He was buried in Maize, Kansas. Survivors include his wife Rinnie Walker; four sons, Donald, Ray, Carl and Stevin; and a daughter, Evonnie Burkholder, all of Wichita, Kansas. He was also survived by several grandchildren and sister-in-laws Fern Howard, Lake Isabella, California; Agnes Brock, Trenton; and Leona Ridenour, Ozark.


Walker, Sarah (Shipman) 4 Jul 1848 - 11 May 1930 CCR 15 May 1930

[Note: Daughter of Abraham & Esther "Hettie" (Garrison) Shipman; married 17 Sep 1865 "Bull Creek" Dave Walker 29 Jun 1847 - 10 May 1889]

Mrs. Sarah Walker was born July 4, 1848, and departed this life May 11, 1930, aged 81 years, 10 months and 7 days. She was married to Mr. David Walker in 1865. To this union 11 children were born, three daughters and one son surviving. They are Mr. Abe Walker of Joplin, Mary Abbot and Rose Swearengen of Sparta, and Francis Chronister, with whom Mrs. Walker made her home. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Linda Keltner, of Nixa, and 18 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. She has been a member of the Missionary Baptist church for a long number of years. Besides her relatives, she leaves a host of friends to mourn her departure. The funeral services were held on May 13 at 2 p.m. at the Fairview cemetery by Rev. Harding with burial under the direction of T.B. Chaffin of Ozark and Otto Rathbun of Sparta.


Walker, Sarah E. (Jemes) 24 Nov 1849 - 26 Oct 1934 CCR 1 Nov 1934 p8

[Note: Daughter of William & ? ( ) Jemes - mother’s name given on DC , but could not read it; married 20 Jan 1867 Leonard I. Walker]

Sarah E. Jemes was born in Jefferson county, Tenn., Nov. 24, 1849. She was married to Leonard I. Walker Jan. 20, 1867. She has been member of the Baptist church of Bradleyville most of her life. She died Oct. 26, 1934 and is survived by the following sons and daughters; John D. Walker, Mrs. Newt Adams, Mrs. W.M. Mitchell and Mrs. Hobart Lyons. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. by Rev. Ellis with burial in the Mills cemetery near Bradleyville under the direction of T.B. Chaffin.


Walker, Sarah E. (Mapes) 30 Sep 1867 - 5 Jan 1935 CCR 17 Jan 1935 p8

[Note: married 1888 Joseph Grant Walker 1866 - 18 Mar 1949; no MO DC found]

Sarah E. Mapes was born in Lynn county, Kansas, Sept. 30, 1867. She was 67 years, 3 months and 6 days old. She was united in marriage to Mr. Grant Walker in 1888. To this union were born six children, three of whom have preceded her in death. Those surviving are the husband, Jack, of Orengo, Homer of Chadwick, and Mrs. Will Fenker of St. Louis, also grandchildren and other relatives and friends. She was a member of the Baptist church and had lived a consistent Christian life. Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 7, at the Oak Grove church at 1:30 p.m. by Rev. Rolly with burial in the Fairview cemetery under the direction of T.B. Chaffin.


Walker, Seth Jordan 25 Oct 1989 - 4 Sep 2007 SN-L 7 Sep 2007 & AdamsFH & CCH-N 12 Sep 2007

[Note: Son of Aaron & Laura (Brock) Walker]

Seth Jordan Walker, age 17, son, brother, grandson and friend to many, died Wednesday, September 4, 2007 in his home. He was born October 25, 1989. Seth was a senior at Nixa High School. He enjoyed the outdoors, and writing. He was a talented musician with guitar and drums, and loved to sing. Survivors include: His mother, Laura Lipari, Nixa; his father, Aaron Walker, Springfield; a brother, Dustin Walker, Springfield; grandparents, Don and Lenora Walker, and Gerald and Sharon Brock, all of Springfield; great-grandparents, Herbert and Mildred Brock, and Erma Hinshaw, all of Moberly, Missouri; an Aunt, Becky Garoutte and husband Jeff, Lenexa, Kansas; cousins, Rachel, Nathaniel, Lauren, and A.J. Garoutte, Lenexa, Kansas, and Gary Garside, Seattle, Washington; and many other family members and friends. A memorial service will be 2:00 PM Saturday, September 8, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Seth was very special to everyone and touched many lives. He had a great love for family and every side of nature. Thank you God for the time we’ve had together. He will be missed greatly and always remembered. Fly High Seth. Tax deductable Donations Missouri conservation heritage foundation “Dream team for Seth”


Walker, Shawn 23 Jun 1971 - 23 Oct 2010 CCH-N 10 Oct 2010

[Note: Son of Perry William & Patricia Sue (Wolfe) Walker]

Mr. Shawn Walker, 39, of McKinney, Texas, passed away Oct. 23, 2010, at his home. He was born on June 23, 1971, in Springfield, to Perry William and Patricia Sue (Wolfe) Walker. Shawn owned and operated S.W. Polls located in McKinney/Frisco, Texas. He is survived by his children Amanda Walker, of Mabank, Texas; Emily Walker and Jacob Walker, both of Frisco, Texas; father Perry W. Walker and his wife Sandra, of Dunlap, Ill.; mother Patricia "Patty" Walker, of Springfield; sisters Coleen Fritz and husband David, of Warrensburg, Kelly Steger and husband Marty, of Pekin, Ill., and Nicole Hirsch and husband Mike, of Peoria, Ill.; and grandparents Ray and Lola Wolfe, of Ozark. Shawn was preceded in death by his brother Perry Anthony Walker and grandmother Lydia Letsch. Graveside services were at 1 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Galena Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Shawn’s memory to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org.

The following are a list of online condolences:


Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

—Darryl and Terri Corbello

I only knew Shawn through the eyes of his father Perry. I have worked with Perry for 19 years and I know how much Shawn was loved. All of my sympathies to Perry, Sandy and Shawn’s entire family.

—Gina Dillingham

I will miss Shawn’s vivacious energy and wonderful smile. Shawn was always happy when I was around him. His work was important to him and he was so creative! I will always think of Shawn when I am around beautiful water gardens.

—Sue Halliday

It was my pleasure to have worked with Shawn for a number of years. My wife, Maureen, and I extend to you our deepest sympathy. Also, in accordance with your request, we have made a memorial gift in Shawn’s memory to the American Cancer Society.

—Louis F. Cole

Perry, Patricia, we are saddened to learn the loss of Shawn and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. “Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with my righteous right hand—Isaiah 41:10.

—Rick and Sharon Goetz

I had too little time with you my dear brother, but I know that one day we will reunited in heaven. You will be missed dearly by our family. All my love and prayers go out to Sue, Amanda, Jacob and Emily for comfort and strength and guidance in their future endeavors.

—Kelly M. (Walker) Steger

To all of Shawn’s family, please know that  my thoughts and prayers are with you in this most difficult time. Shawn fought a courageous battle, but our Lord knew he had been through enough pain. I was fortunate to have breakfast with Shawn and Amanda and my daughter-in-law Penny Barnes and my grandchildren Mason and Brooke in July of this year and I knew Shawn was a fighter as we talked. He was in good spirits. May God bless you all.

—Lonita Barnes Rains

I’ve know Shawn for a long time and have more fond memories than there is room on this page. A genuinely good guy. Good night my friend. God bless.

—Jason Paul Williams



Walker, Shirley Ann (Vest) 11 Nov 1942 - 7 Jan 2005 SN-L 9 Jan 2005

[Note: Daughter of Russell & Flossie (Smith) Vest; married 9 Nov 1963 George Lewis Walker]

Shirley Ann Walker, age 62, of Nixa, passed away Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, at 1:20 p.m. in her home. She was born Nov. 11, 1942, in Walnut Grove, the daughter of Russell and Flossie (Smith) Vest. On November 9, 1963, she and George Lewis Walker were united in marriage in Springfield. She was a homemaker and a member of the Southern Baptist faith. Survivors include her husband, George; a son, James Walker and his wife Tammy, of Fordland; three grandchildren, Brittany Thompson, Kevin Walker, and Troy Amburgey; seven siblings, Verlie Reed, of Oklahoma, June of St. Louis, Eileen Goodwin of Willard, Glen Vest of Mississippi, Glen Lemmons of Dadeville, Leonard Lemmons of Ft. Scott, Kan., and Larry Vest of St. Peters, Mo. She was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Lewis Walker; four brothers, Spud, Leon, Danny and Monk; and her parents. Shirley was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all who had the pleasure of knowing her and she will be missed greatly. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Chaplain Randy Gilmore officiating. Burial will follow in Selmore Cemetery, Ozark. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home.


Walker, Sophia 5 Sep 1888 - Mar 1972  SL-P 22 Mar 1972

Funeral services for Mrs. Sophia Walker, 83, who died Saturday in Christian County Nursing Home here after a long illness, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Harris Chapel here. The Rev. Allen Harrison will officiate and burial will be in the Old Boston Cemetery near Oldfield. Mrs. Walker, who had worked and resided in the nursing home for many years before becoming a patient there in 1951, has no known survivors.  Springfield Leader-Press, March 22, 1972.


Walker, Sophia 5 Sep 1888 - 18 Mar 1972  CCR 23 Mar 1972 p2

[Note: may be the Sophia Jackson who married 17 Jun 1929 Newt Walker, but if so as age 40, that may not be her maiden name]

Funeral services for Mrs. Sophia Walker, 83, who died Saturday in Christian County Nursing home after a long illness, were at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Harris Chapel. The Rev. Allen Harrison officiated and burial was in Old Boston Cemetery near Oldfield. Mrs. Walker, who had worked and resided in the nursing home for many years before becoming a patient there in 1951, had no known survivors.


Walker, Thelma (Adams) 1 Jun 1921 - 6 May 2010  SN-L 7 May 2010

[Note: Daughter of Edward & Bertha (Simpson) Adams; married 5 Aug 1939 Elmer Walker 24 Oct 1919 - 19 Mar 2008]

Thelma Walker, age 88, of Chadwick, passed away Thursday. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will follow in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday in the funeral home.


Walker, Thelma (Adams) 1 Jun 1921 - 6 May 2010 CCH-N 12 May 2010

Thelma Walker, 88, of Chadwick, passed away May 6, 2010.  She was born June 1, 1921, near Long Run in Ozark County, the daughter of Edward and Bertha (Simpson) Adams. On Aug. 5, 1939, she and Elmer Walker were united in marriage. Mrs. Walker was a true farmer’s wife, helping her husband whenever needed. She had been a member of Pine Ridge Church for many years.  She enjoyed quilting. Survivors include: Her son, Donald Ray Walker and wife Janice Darlene, Chadwick; three grandsons, Danny Walker, Chadwick, Dennis Walker and wife Cindy, Cunningham, Ky., and Darrell Walker and wife Kerry, Bolivar; a granddaughter, Penny Hull, Chadwick; 11 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Velma Stepp, Woodland, Calif.; nieces and nephews; and many other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer in 2008; two brothers, Palmer Adams, and Delmar Adams, and her parents. Funeral services were10 a.m. May 10, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Geneva Thornton officiating. Burial followed in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery. Visitation was from 4 to 6 p.m. May 9 in the funeral home.


Walker, Thomas B. 4 Jul 1858 - 25 Jun 1927 CCR 30 Jun 1927 p8

[Note: Son of Leonard W. & Nancy M. (Adamson) Walker; married 14 Apr 1881 CCM Louisa Breazeale 29 Oct 1861 - 6 Oct 1903; married 5 Jun 1906 Flora Rebecca Wasson  27 Sep 1866 - 8 Nov 1958]

Thomas B. Walker, ages 68 years, 11 months and 21 days, passed away on Saturday, June 25th and was buried Sunday afternoon in the Ozark City Cemetery with services being held from the Baptist church. The burial services were in charge of the Klepper Undertaking company.


Walker, Thomas B. 4 Jul 1858 - 25 Jun 1927 CCR 7 Jul 1927 p1

Thomas B. Walker was born July 4, 1858 and departed this life on June 25, 1927 at 11:15 a.m. He was married to Louise Brazeale April 14, 1881, who preceded him in death on October 6, 1903; To this union were born Charles L. Walker, who survives and William J. Walker who died in infancy. On June 6, 1906, the deceased was united in marriage to Flora R. Wasson. The deceased is survived by his wife, one son and one grandson, Hal T. Walker who is now residing with relatives in  Dubois, Nebraska; also three brothers and three sisters. Brother Walker was united in the Ozark Baptist church several years ago, and was one of the main stays of the church. He was faithful until death. In his going, the church has sustained a great loss. May God bless his memory and grant his mercy to all the bereaved. And may Mrs. Walker have the guidance of the Holy Spirit as she shall try to carry out his will and wishes -- His Pastor


Walker, Thomas J. 1978 - 30 Jun 2009 SN-L 2 Jul 2009

[Note: Son of Douglas Ray & Cecilia (Delgado) Walker]

Thomas J. Walker, age 31, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, July 4, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Republic. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday in the funeral home.


Walker, Thomas J. 27 May 1978 - 30 Jun 2009 CCH-N 8 Jul 2009

Thomas J. Walker, 31, of Springfield, passed away June 30, 2009.  He was born May 27, 1978. He graduated from high school in Carrolton, Texas. Thomas most recently was employed by Tindle Mills in Springfield. He was a Christian, read his Bible, and enjoyed Christian music. He was a member of Truth Tabernacle. As a martial arts enthusiast, he had achieved black belt status. Survivors include:  His mother, Cecilia Kerr and Calvin Douglas, Clever; his father, Douglas Ray Walker and wife Paula, Carrolton, Texas; a brother, Stephen and Christie Howerton, Springfield; a nephew, Chase Evans; a niece, Jazmin Howerton; grandparents, Ida Delgado, and Thomas and Christine Walker; uncles, Mario, Tony, Danny and Albert Delgado and John Walker; and aunts, Barbara, Betty, and Brenda Walker. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. July 4, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.  Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Republic. Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. July 3 in the funeral home.


Walker, Varnia Viola (Shipman) 27 Mar 1888 - 9 Oct 1988 OH 26 Mar 1981 p11

[Note: Daughter of  Abe & Rosa (Ball) Shipman; married  James Franklin Walker 23 Jul 1879 - 1 Nov 1937]

Varnia Walker Looks to 93rd

Chadwick has a sensational 93 year old woman. Varnia Walker was born March 22, 1888 and was very enthusiastic about her 93rh birthday this week.. Varnia is probably the only one in Chadwick to live in a house with no running water and no inside bathroom at her house. However, she manages to get around and live by herself.  Varnia has raised three different families in her time.  She has worked very hard all her life by working in gardens and fields. The only thing she hasn’t done is work behind a plow. Varnia is still raising a garden behind her house and is in fairly good shape. Varnia was a cook at Chadwick school in her younger days and also took care of ill and injured people in her day.  Phyllis Knight, Chadwick.


Walker, Varnia Viola (Shipman) 27 Mar 1888 - 9 Oct 1988 OH 13 Oct 1988

[Note: Daughter of Abe & Rosa (Ball) Shipman; married James Franklin Walker 23 Jul 1879 - 1 Nov 1937]

Vornia Viola Walker, 100, of Chadwick, died Oct 9 at Riverview Manor, Ozark, after a long illness. Services for Mrs. Walker were held Tuesday in the Adams Funeral Chapel with the Rev. James “Hobo” Applegate officiating. Burial was in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery, Chadwick. Mrs. Walker was born March 27, 1888 at Garrison, MO, the daughter of Abe and Rosa (Ball) Shipman. She was a homemaker and a member of the Union Church at Chadwick. She was united in marriage to Frank Walker, and to this union were born three sons, all of whom preceded their mother in death. Mrs. Walker’s survivors include a granddaughter and grandson who were raised in her home as a daughter and son, Betty Eaken of Grove, OK and Bob Walker, of Ozark; two other grandsons, Grant and Lee Walker, Chadwick; and a daughter-in-law, Velma Walker, Chadwick. She is also survived by 11 great-grandchildren, 17 great-great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.


Walker, Walter 12 Mar 1877 - 7 Nov 1946 CCR 14 Nov 1946 p6

[Note: Son of William & Elizabeth (Cox) Walker; married Helen; tombstone dates don’t agree with obit]

Walter Walker, 69, of PeEll, Wash., passed away Thursday morning at the home of Harve Gilmore near Nixa where he was visiting. Mr. Walker formerly taught school in Christian and Stone counties and this was his first visit back to the Ozarks in 20 years. He was employed as a machinist in PeEll. Surviving are his wife, Helen Walker of PeEll, two sons, Shelby and Jesse Walker of PeEll, two brothers, William of Springfield, Mo., and Luther of Ponce de Leon, one sister, Mrs. Mary Pritchard of Springfield. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Nixa Baptist church by Rev. Floyd Hanks of Springfield. Burial was in the Jones cemetery under direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home.


Walker, Walter Otis, Sr. 1911 - 11 Dec 1978 OH 14 Dec 1978 p 9

[Note: married Colene; no SSDI found]

Walter Otis Walker, Sr., 67 of 931 W. Chestnut died Monday night at his home of an apparent heart attack. He had been a resident of Springfield for 42 years. He was a member of the Boulevard Baptist Church and was retired from Stoddard Equipment Co. He is survived by his wife, Colene; a son, Walter Otis, Jr., 1323 E. Whiteside; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Kathryn Dethrow, 1250 S. Prince Lane and Mrs. Carolyn Sue Gardner, Nixa and six grandchildren, __ great grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren.


Walker, Walter T. Nov 1885 - 13 Jan 1925 CCR 30 Jan 1925 p1

[Note: Son of David R. & Emma L. (Stewart) Walker]

Walter Walker, oldest son of the late D. R. Walker, who was a former sheriff of Christian County, died at Phoenix, Arizona, on Friday, January 13, 1925, according to a letter received by Belle Brown from her niece, Miss Lois Vaughan, who is in Phoenix. Mr. Walker was about 38 years old and had been making the fight against tuberculosis for a number of years, Deceased leaves the widow and one son, his mother, two brothers and two sisters, most of whom were with him at the time of his death. The remains were taken to Utah for burial. Old Ozark friends of the family extend their sympathy in their bereavement.


Walker, Wilda Fay (Jones) 5 Dec 1944 - 9 Jan 1997 CCH-N 15 Jan 1997

[Note: Daughter of Oren & Eleanor Opal (Stevens) Jones; married 1 Apr 1960 Donald Ray Walker]

Wilda Faye Walker, 52, Chadwick, died Thursday, January 9, 1997, in St. John's Regional Health Center. She was born December 5, 1944, in Garrison and was the daughter of Oren and Opal (Stevens) Jones. On April 1, 1960, she married Donald Ray Walker. Mrs. Walker attended Pine Ridge Church. She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers and sisters, Doyle, Loyal, Wanda and an infant. Survivors include: Her husband, Donald; four children, Danny Walker and his wife, Sheryl, Dennis Walker and his wife, Cindy, Darrell Walker and Penny Hull, all of Chadwick; nine grandchildren, Stephanie, Tiffany, Michelle, Bridget, Heather, Mark, and Cory Walker, and Dustin and Jason Hull; two step-grandchildren, Cole and Heather Ewing; nine brothers and sisters, Juanita Maggard, Ron Jones, Jewel Lee and Linda Rozell, all of Chadwick, Harold Jones, Oldfield, Russ Jones, Sparta, Norma Davis, Selah, Washington, Phyllis Knight, Kennewick, Washington, and Shirley Jones, Garrison. Funeral services were Saturday, January 11, 1997, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Denny McCrorey officiating. Burial was in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery.


Walker, William D. 23 Jun 1883 - 21 Feb 1967 CCR 23 Feb 1967 p1

[Note: married May M. Alcorn 14 Aug 1895 - 13 Dec 1991]

William D. Walker, 78, Chadwick, died at 12:25 p.m. Tuesday in Bilyeu Nursing Home, Ozark. He was a member of Pine Ridge Pentecostal Church. Mr. Walker is survived by his wife, May; three sons, Earl, Elyria, Ohio. Lloyd, Sparta, Johnny, Ponce de Leon; two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Moody, Chadwick (sic); 12 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Bertha Lathrop, Ozark. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Chadwick Free Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Charley Shipman officiating. Burial will be in Chadwick Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark.


Walker, William D. 1875 - 8 Jun 1969 CCR 12 Jun 1969 p8

[Note: Son of William C. & Sarah Elizabeth (  ) Walker]

William D. Walker, 93, of Springfield, died early Sunday morning in Sunshine Acres rest home after an extended illness. A native of Christian County, Mr. Walker was a retired employee of Frisco Railway and a member of Immanual Baptist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Ash, Springfield, and Mrs. Mary Ash, Springfield, and Mrs. Mary Shaw, Kansas City; and two sons, Sherman, Springfield and Sheridan, of the home. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Chapel of the Ozark with the Rev. Arthur Short officiating. Burial was in Eastlawn Cemetery.


Walker, William F. 28 Sep 1898 - 30 Dec 1934 CCR 27 Dec 1934 p1

[Note: Son of Louis & Margaret (  ) Walker; married 23 Jan 1923 Mollie Howard]

William Walker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Walker, killed by gasoline bandit near Pe Ell, Washington -- father of victim is an ex Recorder of Christian County.

The following account of a former Ozark boy being shot and killed by a gasoline bandit near Pe Ell, Wash., is taken from the Pe Ell Tribune of Dec. 20, 1934: William Walker, proprietor of the Shell service station one mile east of Pe Ell on the Pacific highway was shot and almost instantly killed by an unidentified bandit about 10 o'clock Monday evening. News of the tragedy quickly reached Pe Ell in a summons for Dr. H.B. Cravens to attend the victim of the highwayman’s bullets, but when the doctor, City Marshal Ward Carper and other Pe Ell citizens arrived at the service station, Walker’s lifeless body lay on the floor of the station office, the terror stricken family being able to give but a meager description of the bandits who fled in a car. Mr. and Mrs. Walker and their son, Warren, 10 years of age, and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Walker, parents of William Walker, who lived together at the service station, retired about 9 o'clock, William in a bedroom downstairs and the rest of the family upstairs. Shortly after 10 o'clock, a car was heard to stop at the station and the sound of a horn was heard. The elder Mr. Walker got up and went down stairs and unlocked and opened the front door to observe a man standing by a car, who stated he wanted to buy some gas. Mr. Walker returned to the house to awaken his son, who had the keys to the gasoline pump. William got up and dressed, went outside, his father going back upstairs to his room. Several minutes passed when suddenly shots were heard. Mr. Walker being first to get down stairs just as his son entered the front door, staggered to the counter and tried to speak, and then slumped lifeless to the floor. Walker had taken a .22 caliber target pistol with him as he left his room and this he was still holding in his hand as he came back into the office after he was shot. One cartridge had been fired from the pistol, but Mr. Walker and other members of the family are sure they heard several more. The bullet which mortally wounded Walker passed through his chest and another bullet lodged in his right arm. The bullets were from a .38 caliber revolver. The gasoline pump gauge showed that 10 gallons had been measured and it is assumed that the shooting was the result of the refusal of the men to pay for it. Wounded suspect captured. About 1-1/2 hours after the shooting at the service station, a man was found dumped in front of the residence of Dr. E.W. Stevens in Doty with a bullet wound in his chest. After receiving emergency treatment by Dr. Stevens, he was guarded by officers until the arrival of Sheriff Blankenship who took the suspect to St. Helen’s hospital, Chehalis, where he is said to have a good chance of recovery. He has steadfastly refused to give his name or make a statement. His companion, driving a Ford V-8, stolen from Raymond Lewis of Raymond, abandoned the machine on State Street in Chehalis and escaped. Several arrested have been made in Tacoma, Raymond and Aberdeen, but as yet the identity of the second bandit is undetermined. Victim Well Known in District. William Walker, the victim of the tragedy, was born in Christian county, Missouri, Sept. 28, 1898. He was educated in the public schools of Christian county and attended high school at Ozark, Mo. As a young man he served as deputy recorder of deeds in Christian county, in the office of his father, who was elected to the office in 1915. In 1919 he moved to Washington with his parents and they came to Walville, where both the father and son were employed for some five years at the Walville lumber mill. Jan. 25, 1923, he was married to Miss Mollie Howard. A son was born to this union, Warren Walker, who is now ten years of age. William Walker was also identified with Pe Ell when he served as clerk for some time in Nassie’s grocery store. Following an attack of pneumonia about eight years ago he was stricken with tuberculosis and his fight for his life and ultimate return to health proves that he was possessed of a spirit of determination and would not yield to discouragement. Just a few weeks ago he was pronounced free of the malady which at one time seemed almost sure to claim his life. His indomitable courage which enabled him to conquer disease undoubtedly cost him his life as he attempted to protect his property the night of the fatal shooting. Surviving relatives, besides his grief-stricken widow, are a son, Warren: his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Walker, and a sister, Mrs. Jack Browning of Irrigon, Oregon. Funeral services will be held tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at two o’clock at the Baptist church in Pe Ell, conducted by Rev. Fred T. Lucas of Centralia. Interment will be in the Pe Ell cemetery.


Walker, William Riley 3 Apr 1893 - 12 Oct 1931 CCR 15 Oct 1931 p5

[Note: Son of Sherman & Ellen (  ) Walker; married 19 Jan 1918 Lillie Mack]

William Riley Walker, 39, Springfield veteran of the 89th division and one of the longest overseas of all American soldiers in the World War, died at the Veteran’s hospital at Excelsior Springs Monday. He entered the hospital about a week ago. He had been living here with his sister, Mrs. Cora Leterman, at 677 E. Mitchell St. Sgt. Walker’s wife is dead. He is survived by five children, his father, Sherman Walker, of Wetumka, Okla.; one brother, John T. Walker of Kansas City, and one sister, Mrs. Letterman. Funeral services were held at Sparta at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon under the direction of Herman Lohmeyer. The Graham-Wasson Post of the American Legion of Ozark officiated at the grave.


Walkingstick, Geneva  Z. (  ) Smith 8 Apr 1908 - Apr 1980 OH 17 Apr 1980 pB4

[Note: married ? Smith; married ? Walkingstick]

Services for Geneva Z. Walkingstick, 72, Billings, were held Monday in Billings Full Gospel Church with the Revs. E. I. Moore and Faye White officiating. Burial was in Clear Creek Cemetery under the direction of Meadors. Mrs. Walkingstick died Friday morning at St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, after apparently suffering a hearty attack. She had been a patient for two weeks. She was a member of the Full Gospel Church. Survivors include her husband, W. H.; four sons,  Jack Smith, Eugene, Ore., David Smith, Vallejo, Calif., Kenneth Smith, Rodeo, Calif., And Ronald Smith, Neosho; six daughters, Mrs. Norma Andrews, Springfield, Mrs. Clearo Curtis, Mrs. Betty Shockley and Mrs. DeAnn West, all of Neosho and Mrs. Elaieen McFearrin and Mrs. Marie Harvey, both of Quitman, La.; a stepson, Daniel, Billings; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Wanda Burlison, Tucson, Ariz.., Mrs. Alto Reeves, and Mrs. Mildred Cooper, both of Billings, and Mrs. Reba Davisson, Springfield; four brothers, two sisters, 57 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.


Wall, Cena  (Ruffin) 1874 - 1 Aug 1963  CCR 8 Aug 1963

[Note: married 16 Nov 1893 Fannon “Frank” E. Wall  16 Jan 1867 - 19 Jul 1935]

Mrs. Cena Wall, 89, died Thursday, Aug. 1, at her home in Roseburg, Ore. Mrs. Wall, who was born near Rogersville, lived at Chadwick and Sparta in Christian County before moving to Oregon several years ago. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ora Irwin, Pendleton, Ore:; four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Harris Chapel. The Rev. Earl T. Sechler officiated and burial was in Sparta Masonic Cemetery.


Wall, Fannon E. "Frank" 16 Jan 1867 - 19 Jul 1935 CCR 25 Jul 1935 p4

[Note: Son of Beverly & Mary (Kendrix) Wall; married 1888 Josephine Smith ? - 1889; married 16 Nov 1893 Cena Ruffin 1874 - 1 Aug 1963]

Chadwick banker dies. F. E. Wall passed away Friday, July 19, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield-Buried Sunday, July 21 at Sparta-Masonic Services at Grave. F.E. Wall, cashier of the Farmer’s Bank of Chadwick, died last Friday, July 19, at the St. John’s hospital in Springfield, where he had been confined less than two weeks with a malady with which he has suffered for sometime, but which had only developed rapidly during the past two months. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 21, at 2:30 p.m., by Rev. B. Frank West, in the Union church at Chadwick with burial in the Sparta cemetery under the direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark, with Masonic services at the grave. The deceased was born in Webster county, near Marshfield, on Jan. 16, 1867. When just a boy he moved with his parents to a farm in Booth Hollow, south of Chadwick. He was united in marriage at the age of 21 to Miss Josephine Smith. About one year later his wife died in childbirth, the baby also dying. On Nov. 16, 1893, he was united in marriage to Miss Cena Ruffin. To this union two children were born, Orrion, who died at the age of 4 years, and Mrs. Ora Irwin, who with the wife survives. Frank Wall began his early life in the hills, as many other young men, doing the rough and heavy work of tie making and farming. His ambition led him to seek an education and reach out for higher and better things. For a few years after his second marriage he was employed by the Hobart Lee Tie and Timber company working in their store at Chadwick. He then set up a store of his own in Chadwick and successfully operated it for a short time. In 1899 he was employed as manager of the Springdale Ranch at Chadwick where he worked until the fall of 1902. He then moved to Sparta, built a home a quarter of a mile south of town, and became assistant cashier of the Bank of Sparta. A short time later he purchased the Sparta Milling company which he operated until he purchased the lumber company which he operated until 1909, when he sold out to accept the appointment under the Taft administration as postmaster at Sparta. In 1917 he again went into the Bank of Sparta and remained there until 1923. He was at all times interested in and operated a farm south of Sparta where he always moved upon disposal of his numerous enterprises. In 1926 he moved to Springfield and operated a filling station. In 1929 he returned to Chadwick and took charge of the Farmer’s Bank, operating it personally until just 22 days before his death. At the age of 41 he was converted and joined the Christian church at Sparta. He was an active and faithful worker in the church from the day of his confession, having served as superintendent of the Christian Church Sunday School at Sparta for nine years and was superintendent of the Union Sunday School at Chadwick at the time of his death. He was always active in civic and school affairs, as well as in the church and could be relied upon to do his part in every worthy undertaking. He leaves to mourn his departure the wife, Mrs. Cena Wall, one daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Irwin, four grandchildren, Mrs. Eileen Anderson and Worth, Asa and Don Irwin, all of Chadwick; one brother, George Wall, of Salida, Colorado; one sister, Mrs. Laura Payne of Sparta; one half-brother, John Wall of Fordland; and one half-sister, Mrs. Fannie Williams of Rogersville, besides a host of other relatives and friends. Frank Wall was a real friend and neighbor and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.


Wallace, Arthur Sherman 30 Jun 1868 - 28 Dec 1952 CCR 8 Jan 1953 p5

[Note: Son of John Frank & Matilda (Penn) Wallace; married 27 Dec 1891 Isabelle Matilda Amsler 11 Feb 1869 - 23 Feb 1944]

Funeral services for Mr. A. S. Wallace, 84, operator of a funeral home in Billings passed away Sunday evening Dec. 28 in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Knob in Springfield. Mr. Wallace had been staying with his daughter in Springfield since he became ill about seven weeks ago. A native of Harmless, Ala., Mr. Wallace moved to Missouri and settled near Marionville when he was 18 years old. Three years later, he came to Billings where he became associated in a mercantile business. In 1897, he established a furniture store and funeral home, which he operated in Billings until his retirement six years ago. Mr. Wallace, who was an elder in the Billings Christian Church, was secretary of the Greene-Webster Christian County Mutual Life Association until ill health forced him to retire in early November. Besides Mrs. Knabb, he is survived by one other daughter, Miss Mable Wallace of the home; a sister, Mrs. Leatha Neill of route 7, Springfield; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.


Wallace, Dale 3 Apr 1924 - 16 Apr 2010  SN-L 18 Apr 2010 & SN-L 19 Apr 2010 & CCH-N 21 Apr 2010

[Note: Son of Clarence G. & Pearl (Kettle) Wallace; married 13 Sep 1941 Wilma Lorene “Rene” Shipman 21 Dec 1919 - 1 Nov 2001; married 13 Jun 2002 Henrietta Brown]

Dale Wallace, age 86, Nixa, passed away Friday, April 16, 2010. He was born April 3, 1924 in Kansas, the son of Clarence G. and Pearl (Kettle) Wallace. On September 13, 1941, he married Wilma Lorene Shipman. Dale enjoyed farming, fishing and going to auctions. He was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church, Oldfield. Wilma preceded him in death in 2001. Dale married Henrietta Brown on June 13, 2002. Survivors include his wife, Henrietta Wallace, Nixa; two sons, Jerry Wallace and wife Dorothy, Nixa, and Jack Wallace and wife Linda, Oldfield; four grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and three sisters, Elsie Jennings, Eva Everett, and Peggy Wells. Dale was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 60 years, Wilma Wallace; a brother, Glen; and a sister, Lorene. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark with Pastors Bally Johnson and Rick Washam officiating. Burial will follow in Sparta Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

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