Wallace, Elmer Leon, d. 2005 - Walters, John Loren, d. 2003


Wallace,  Elmer Leon “Buddy” 2 May 1927 - 16 Aug 2005 SN-L 27 Aug 2005

[Note: married 7 Sep 1948 Mary Lou Taylor]

Elmer "Buddy" Leon Wallace, 78, passed away in his home at Nixa, Mo., on August 16. He was the son of Oscar and Millie Wallace. Elmer was born in Truman, Ark., on May 2, 1927. He joined the Merchant Marines and then later transferred to the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged in 1951 for a total service of six years nine 1/2 months. It was during this time that he met Mary Lou Taylor who became his wife on Sept. 7, 1948. Together they had two sons, Perry and Ronald. They lived in Detroit, Michigan, before moving to a farm near Humansville, Mo., around 1964-65. Later, after their sons left home, Elmer and Mary Lou both became employed at Silver Dollar City and lived in Reeds Spring during that time. Elmer was best know on the streets of Silver Dollar City as Pa Hatfield. However, he also served some time as the Marshal as well. His love for animals was demonstrated by his handling of the mules, horses, and even his own personal steer, which he would even ride. He enjoyed talking with everyone he came in contact with and there are many who have expressed their fond memories of his company. He will be truly missed. He is survived by his wife and two sons, one sister, Beatrice, Robert her husband, as well as the grandchildren, friends, and other relatives. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 7:30 a.m. in the Boatworks theater in Silver Dollar City, Branson, Mo.


Wallace, Fair 26 Jun 1896 - 19 Jun 1983 OH 22 Jun 1983 p8

[Note: married Stella F. 4 Aug 1897 - 5 Jan 1978]

Services for Fair Wallace, 86, Nixa, were set for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at Harris Chapel in Nixa, with James Baysinger officiating. Burial was to be in McConnell Memorial Cemetery under direction of Harris of Nixa. Mr. Wallace died June 19 at Ozark Nursing and Care Center after a long illness. Born in Andersonsville, Tenn., Mr. Wallace also resided a number of years in California, Michigan, Highlandville, and Nixa. He was a retired farmer and a member of Nixa Church of Christ. Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Juanita Hall, Norwalk, Calif., Mrs. Mattie Payne, Route 1, Ozark, Mrs. Mary Lawing, Fontana, Calif., Mrs. Ruth Moore, Nixa, Mrs. Betty Sumner, Mulberry, Ark., and Mrs. Shirley Wachel, Visalia, Calif.; two sons, Jimmy C. of the home and Rex, Ozark; two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Kasteel, Holly, Colo., and Miss Stella Wallace, Taylor, Mich.; 21 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.


Wallace, Fair 26 Jun 1896 - Jun 1983 OH 30 Jun 1983 pB3

Card of Thanks

We want to thank all our friends and neighbors and especially the Church of Christ at Nixa, for all the prayers, cards, food and flowers that were given during the illness and passing away of our father.  The family of Fair Wallace  24-1tc


Wallace, Floyd James 14 Oct 1906 – 22 Nov 1997  CCH-N 29 Nov 1997

[Note: Son of Albert & Sarah (Jennings) Wallace; married 5 Jan 1928 Mildred Edna Musselman]

Floyd James Wallace, age 91, of Walnut Shade, died Saturday, November 22, 1997, in Forsyth Care Center. He was born October 14, 1906 in Marion County, Iowa, and was the son of Albert and Sarah (Jennings) Wallace. On January 5, 1928, he married Mildred Edna Musselman. He continued to live in Marion County and Mahaska County, Iowa, until moving to Missouri three years ago to be near his daughter. Mr. Wallace worked for Hi-C, Maytag, and was a farmer and carpenter. He was a member of Lower Grove Church in Iowa. His wife of almost seventy years, Mildred, survives him and lives in Walnut Shade. He was the father of five children, Herbert Wallace and his wife, Mitsu, Knoxville, Iowa, Helen Keithley and her husband, Freddie, Walnut Shade, Hazel Graham and her husband, Larry, Mansfield, Henry Wallace and his wife, Karla, Oskaloosa, Iowa, and Harriet Menninga and her husband, Andy, Seymour, Texas; the grandfather of eighteen; the great-grandfather of twenty-six and the great-great-grandfather of three.  Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Cornie VanWyngarden officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Walnut Shade.

Visitation will be from noon until service time on Tuesday.


Wallace, Hughie "Hugh" 21 Nov 1918 - 19 Apr 2006 SN-L 22 Apr 2006

[Note: Son of McKinley & Mary (Honeycutt) Wallace; married Euwana (?) Hogue]

Hughie "Hugh" Wallace, 87, of Ozark, Missouri, passed away April 19, 2006, in Primrose Health Care Center in Springfield, Missouri. Hugh was born November 21, 1918, in Ozark County and graduated from Thornfield High School. He proudly served his country in the Air Force during World War II. Hugh worked for Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, Kansas, for several years before retiring from Wassau Insurance Company. After retirement Hugh worked part-time delivering limousines for Springfield Limo Builders. He was preceded in death by two sons, Berry Lynn and Kendell Wallace; one brother, Arthur Wallace; and his parents, McKinley and Mary (Honeycutt) Wallace. Hugh is survived by his loving wife, Euwana Wallace, of the home; son, Roger Wallace of Wichita, Kan.; two stepsons, David Hogue of Springfield, and Mark Hogue of Ozark; one stepdaughter, Marketa Keith of Ozark; one sister, Arlene Hillhouse and husband, Fray, of Springfield; one brother, Eldon Wallace and wife, Betty, of Springfield; one grandson; two step grandsons; two great-grandsons; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many loving friends. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today, April 22, 2006, in Thornfield Chapel, under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. John Haskins officiating. Burial will follow in the Thornfield Cemetery.


Wallace, Infant died 23 Jan 1905 CCR 26 Jan 1905

[Note: Infant of  Clarence & Gertrude (Warren) Wallace]

Died, Monday evening of pneumonia, the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Wallace.


Wallace, Isabelle Matilda (Amsler) 11 Feb 1869 - 23 Feb 1944 CCR 24 Feb 1944 p4

[Note: Daughter of John & Sarah A. (Alt) Amsler; married 27 Dec 1891 CCM Arthur S. Wallace Jun 1868 - 28 Dec 1952]

Mrs. Isabell M. Wallace, 75, wife of A.S. Wallace, veteran funeral director and merchant of Billings, Mo., died early Wednesday morning here at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Arthur Knabb, 1375 Washington, after an illness of two years. The funeral will be Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock in the Wallace Funeral chapel at Billings, the Rev. J.O. Michael of the Central Christian Church officiating, under direction of Alma Lohmeyer’s; burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery near Billings. Mrs. Wallace was born in Pennsylvania, came to Billings with her family at the age of 16, and had lived there ever since. She had been a member of the Christian Church there for more than 50 years. She and Mr. Wallace were married 52 years ago and he had been in the same business all that time. Surviving besides her husband are one son, Roy Wallace, formerly an official of the Springfield Furniture company, now of Omaha, Neb.; two daughters, Mrs. Knabb, and Miss Mabel Wallace of Billings; two brothers, Will Amsler of Billings, and Frank B. Amsler of Kansas City, and three sisters, Mrs. Robert Brown of Bois D’Arc and Mrs. Charles Kloppenburg and Miss Laura Amsler, both of Billings; and three grandchildren and one great grandchild.--Springfield Leader.


Wallace, Jennifer Ryan (Ingram) 7 Jul 1985 - 2 Oct 2010 SN-L 7 Oct 2010

[Note: Daughter of Jimmy D. & Karen (  ) Ingram; married 2 Jul 2010 Chuck Wallace]

Jennifer Ryan Ingram Wallace, 25, of Springfield passed away on Oct. 2, 2010 in her home. She was born July 7, 1985 in Springfield Mo. She attended and graduated from Nixa schools and was a homemaker. She was married to Chuck Wallace on July, 9, 2010. Her interests included music and singing, Jennifer had a beautiful voice and at her happiest when she sang. She had her own unique personality and there will never be another. She was preceded in death by grandmothers, Deana Dort and Carol Ann Ingram; father, Jimmy D. Ingram; and a cousin, Levi Baker. She is survived by her husband, Chuck Wallace; mother, Karen Colony; aunts, Teresa Pasley, Kelly Neasby, and Lisa Neasby; uncles, Timothy Dort, Jeff Ingram, and Matthew Ingram; grandparents, Charles Wallace, Jerry Ingram, Ward and Maryann Neasby; brother, Garrett Colony; step-brother, Sean Colony; sister, Kristen Robertson; step-sister, Kirsten Colony; and many much loved and very special cousins; father and mother-in-law, Carl & Sandra Wallace; brother-in-law, Aaron Wallace; best friend, Whitney Keeney; and close friend Mike McClure. Visitation will be held in Greenlawn East on Saturday Oct. 9th at 1 p.m. with funeral services beginning at 2 p.m. burial is to follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens after the service. Donations in Jennifer's memory can be made to the Humane Society.


Wallace, Jimmy Glen 19 Sep 1936 – 11 Jul 2001  CCH-N 18 Jul 2001

[Note: Son of Fair & Stella (Ridenour) Wallace]

Jimmy G. Wallace, 64, Nixa, passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2001. He was born Sept. 19, 1936, in Christian County, the son of Fair and Stella (Ridenour) Wallace. He attended area public schools, and as a young man attended a school for the blind. Mr. Wallace enjoyed his work at Christian County Enterprises before his illness. He was well-liked by the many friends he made. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by: his parents; five brothers, Rufus, Meb, Ralph, Clayton and Fair, Jr.; and a sister, Betty Sumner. Survivors include: five sisters and a brother, Juanita Hall, Norwalk, Calif., Mattie Payne, Ozark, Mary Lawing, Niland, Calif., Ruth Moore, Nixa, Rex Wallace, Galena, and Shirley Wachel, Palm Springs, Calif.; nieces; nephews; great-nieces; great-nephews; and special friends Wendell and Annette Smith and Morris and Charlotte Payne. Funeral services were 10 a.m. Saturday, July 14, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with James Baysinger officiating. Burial followed in McConnell Cemetery.


Wallace, Kendell Hugh 1957 - 9 July 1985 OH 23 Jul 1985 p11

[Note: Son of Hughie & Virginia ( ) Wallace; no SSDI record found]

Graveside services for Kendell Hugh Wallace, 28, Wichita, Kansas, were held July 23 in Patrick Cemetery near Gainesville with the Rev. Walter Wray officiating. Burial was under the direction of Clinkingbeard. Mr. Wallace died July 9 in Breckenridge, Colorado. Cause of death is listed as accidental carbon monoxide poisoning, according to a funeral home spokesman. A welder for Beech and Cessna Aircraft, Wichita, he was a member of General Baptist Church. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Virginia and Harold Richardson, Everton and his father and stepmother, Hughie and Euwana Wallace, Ozark; a brother, Roger, Wichita; and his grandmother, Ada Adams, Gainesville.


Wallace, Leo Norvel 30 Jan 1919 - 8 Aug 2000  CCH-N 16 Aug 2000

[Note: Son of J.T. &  Edith (Greer) Wallace]

Leo Norvel Wallace, 81, Reeds Spring, Mo., passed away at 2:06 p.m. Tuesday, August 8, 2000, in Beverly Healthcare of Branson, Branson, Mo. The son of J.T, and Edith Greer Wallace, Leo was born Thursday, January 30, 1919, in Holkum, Missouri. Growing up in the Missouri bootheel, he moved to Lampe, Mo., and in 1962 relocated to Reeds Spring, Mo., where he resided for 35 years. Leo, an Army First Lieutenant, was disabled in World War II. He faithfully served his country in Company C 23rd Armed Infantry Battalion. He was preceding death by his parents and a sister, Lillian Proffer. Survivors include his son, James N. Wallace, Kissee Mills, Mo., a sister, Eleanor Perrine, Bradenton, Fl., and a half brother, Bill Wallace of Ferguson, Mo. Graveside services were at 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 11, 2000, under the direction of Harris Funeral Home; Nixa, Mo. Burial was in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Springfield, Mo.; with full military honors. The Reverend Darrell Hinds officiated.


Wallace, Mabel P. 13 Jan 1899 - 14 May 1986 OH 22 May 1986 p4

[Note: Daughter of Arthur Sherman & Isabelle Matilda (Amsler) Wallace]

Graveside services for Mabel P. Wallace, 88, Billings, were held May 18 in Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Maurice Pond officiating,. Burial was under the direction of Meadors of Billings. Miss Wallace died in her home of natural causes May 14. She was a member of Billings Christian Church. Survivors include one sister, Dorothy Knabb, Springfield; and several nieces and nephews.


Wallace, Marvin E. 1886 - 13 Nov 1964   CCR 19 Nov 1964 p1

[Note: married Carrie K.]

Marvin E. Wallace, 78, a longtime resident of the Sparta community, died at 1:50 a.m. Friday in Burge Protestant Hospital where he had been a patient 40 minutes. He had been ill a short time. He moved to Sparta in 1937 from Iowa where he had been a telegrapher for the Rock Island Railroad. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Carrie K. Wallace; a son, Sgt. Maj. M. E. Wallace, Jr., stationed with the U. S. Army in San Francisco; three daughters, Mrs. Virginia Anderson, St. Joseph, Mrs. Barbara LaBeck, Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Cordelia Waters, Washington, D. C.; and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday in Harris Chapel in Ozark. Officiating was the Rev. Hugh Dennis, and burial was Tuesday in St. Joseph.

Wallace Mary Ann (Schmidt) 1940 - 10 Sep 2011 SN-L 14 Sep 2011

[Note: Daughter of Charles & Mary ( ) Schmidt; married 31 Aug 1957 Charles B. Wallace]

Mary Ann Wallace, 70, Republic. Arrangements: Meadors Funeral Home, Billings.


Wallace, Mary Ann (Schmidt) 1940 - 10 Sep 2011 CCH-N 14 Sep 2011

Mrs. Mary Ann Wallace, age 70, was suddenly called home, to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Saturday, September 10, 2011. There also, to welcome her into heaven with open arms, were her parents, Charles and Mary Schmidt; a brother, Frederick Schmidt, and many other relatives and friends. Those remaining, who celebrate her life, include: her husband of 54 years and 10 days, Charles B. Wallace, of the home; daughters, Marie Wallace, Joplin, Mo, Bonnie Wallace, Springfield, Mo, Phyllis Ford and husband Steve, Republic, Mo; a son, Clifton Wallace, Billings; a brother, Rolland Schmidt and wife Mary, Springfield, Mo; sisters, Norma Wagemann, Kathleen Rill, Charlene Rumley and husband James; and a sister-in-law, Doris Schmidt, all of Billings, Mo, and a sister-in-law, Frieda Wrinkle and husband Jerry, Marionville, Mo. Mary Ann had six grandchildren; Tony Ford, Monica, and husband Ryan Conway, Amanda and husband Thomas Gyles, Tiffany and Charles “Chuck” Wallace, and Shirley Ann Stacye. Mary Ann was, also, blessed with five great grandchildren; Clayton, Trenton, Noah, Olivia, and Emily; adopted daughters in the heart, Peggy Moyer and Michelle Miles; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family and friends. Everyone loved Mary Ann dearly. We don’t understand why she had to leave us. She was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. We will always love her and will see her again in heaven. There was a visitation 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13th, at Meadors Funeral Home, Billings. The funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, at the St. Peter’s Evangelical UCC, Billings. Burial, in St. Peter’s Cemetery, followed the service. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be posted to www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.


Wallace, Mildred Edna (Musselman) 27 May 1907 – 6 Apr 2001  CCH-N 2 May 2001

[Note: Daughter of William & Myrtle (Mitchell) Musselman; married 5 Jan 1928 Floyd James Wallace 14 Oct 1906 - 22 Nov 1997]

Mildred Edna Wallace, 93, died Friday April 6, 2001 in her daughter’s home in Rockaway Beach, Mo. She was born May 27, 1907 in Warren County, Iowa, the daughter of William and Myrtle (Mitchell) Musselman. On Jan. 5, 1928 she and Floyd James Wallace were married, They moved to the Taney County, Mo., area from Iowa in 1994. He preceded her in death on Nov. 22, 1997. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Kenneth Musselman and two sons, Henry Wallace and Herber Wallace. Mrs. Wallace was a member of Peoria, Iowa. Lower Grove Church.  Survivors include: three daughters and their husbands, Helen and Freddie Keithley, Rockaway Beach, Hazel and Larry Graham, Mansfield, Mo., and Harriet and Andy Mennings, Seymour, Texas; two daughters-in-law, Michako Wallace, Knoxville, Iowa and Karla Wallace, Oskaloosa, Iowa; fifteen grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Nellie Ditto, Springdale, Ark.; a sister, Nellie Ditto, Springdale, Ark,; nieces and nephews. A graveside funeral service was Sunday, April 8 in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Walnut Shade, under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Don Swindle officiating.


Wallace, N. Joanne (Stebens) 19 Jul 1933 - 14 Oct 2005 SN-L 16 Oct 2005

[Note: Daughter of Delmer "Stub" & Hazel (Heinze) Stebens]

"MOM" was handed the keys to Heaven Friday evening, October 14, 2005. She was born July 19, 1933, in Ponca City, Okla., to Delmer "Stub" and Hazel (Heinze) Stebens. She retired from the city of Billings as City and Court Clerk in 2002. Her parents and two brothers preceded her in death. She is survived by five children and their spouses: Susan and Alan Odenborg, Moscow, Idaho; Brenda and Cliff Buchholz, Bolivar, Mo.; Charlie and Susy Wallace and Tom Wallace, all of Billings; and Rick Wallace, Purdy, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Vivian Scott, Newkirk, Okla., and Frances VanHoesen, Ponca City, Okla.; and other family and friends. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 18, 2005, in Rose Hill West Cemetery, Billings, under direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Billings. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, in the funeral home. The chapel will be open 12 noon, Monday. Memorials may be made to Camp Barnabus, in care of the funeral home. "We love and miss you, Mom and Grandma Jo."


Wallace, Nell Fay 14 Jul 1911 - 3 Oct 1921 CCR 7 Oct 1921 p1

[Note: Daughter of  Clarence & Gertrude (Warren) Wallace]

Card of Thanks

We wish to thank our friends for the many kindnesses and floral offerings bestowed during the sickness and death of our beloved daughter and sister Nell. We especially thank the Methodist Junior Leagues for the beautiful flowers, “Mother” Carlton for her singing and Dr. Robertsons for his attentive services.  Mrs. Gertrude Wallace, James Wallace


Wallace, Nell Fay 14 Jul 1911 - 3 Oct 1921 CCR 7 Oct 1921 p 8

Died At the home of her mother, Mrs. Gertrude Wallace, Monday morning October 3d, 1921 of diphtheria, Nell Fay Wallace, aged 10 years, 2 months and 18 days. Funeral services were held in the yard of Mr. J. T. Herston adjoining the city cemetery, Monday afternoon conducted by Rev. J. W. Alexander of the Ozark Baptist church, followed by burial in the city cemetery under the direction of Tom Chaffin of the Ozark Undertaking Co. Little Nell was a bright little girl and likes by all her little school mates and acquaintances and her sudden demise was a shock to the community. She leaves the mother and brother James, who, we are sure, have the sympathy of their friends and acquaintances.


Wallace, Richard Eugene 28 Jul 1955 - 6 Sep 2002  CCH-N 11 Sep 2002

[Note: Son of Carl Edward & Ola June (Gransbury) Wallace; married 29 Apr 1981 Debbie Sue Hullum]

Richard Eugene Wallace, 47, Nixa, died Sept. 6, 2002, in his home. He was born July 28, 1955, in Vicksburg, Miss., the son of Carl Edward and Ola June (Gransbury) Wallace. He and Debbie Sue Hullum were married April 29, 1981. Wallace was a dry wall contractor. Survivors include his wife, Debbie; two sons, Kristopher Eugene Wallace, Miss., and Micah Wallace, of the home; a daughter, Daphne Wallace, of the home; three sisters, Jean Ann Hopkins and Judy Sasser, both of Mississippi and Becky Richmond, Springfield; and a brother, Kevin Leroy Wallace, Ozark. Wallace was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Ronald Gene Wallace; and a sister, Penny Ruth. A memorial service was held Sept. 9, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.


Wallace, Robert Ray 12 Jan 1933 - 27 Jul 2006 SN-L 30 Jul 2006

[Note: Son of Bert Ray & Gertrude (Thompson) Wallace; married  Novella Joanne Stebens; married Paula “Polly“ ]

Robert Ray Wallace of Shidler, Okla., passed away Thursday, July 27, at 2 p.m. after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 73. A service will be held on Monday, July 31, 2006, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Trout Funeral Home in Ponca City, Okla. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park, Ponca City, Okla. He was born Jan. 12, 1933, in Ponca City to Bert Ray and Gertrude (Thompson) Wallace, both of Ponca City. He attended Southwest Missouri State University. Bob retired in 1991 as superintendent of Fordland, Mo., School District. He is survived by his wife, Paula "Polly", of the home; seven children: Susan Odenborg and Alan of Moscow, Idaho; Brenda Buchholz and Cliff of Bolivar, Mo.; Charlie Wallace and Susy (Thurston), and Tom Wallace, all of Billings, Mo., Rick of Monett, Mo., and Carol Wallace of Marionville, Mo.; Jeffery Strickland and Lynn of Goddard, Kan.; and Kelli Brown of Mt. Hope, Kan.; two sisters; one sister-in-law; two brothers; 18 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and countless friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister; one brother; the mother of five of his children, Novella Joanne (Stebens) Wallace of Billings, Mo.; and five nephews


Wallace, Ronald  G. 6 Sep 1956 - 31 Mar 1980 OH 3 Apr 1980 p10

Services for Ronald G. Wallace, 23, Oldfield were held at 1:30 Wednesday at Greenlawn Battlefield South Chapel Burial was in Springfield National Cemetery. Mr. Wallace died at 3:30 p.m. Monday in St; John’s Regional Health Center from injuries received in a car accident.


Wallace, Roy F. Nov 1895 - 1 Jul 1946 CCR 4 Jul 1946 p1

[Note: Son of Arthur Sherman & Isabelle Matilda (Amsler) Wallace]

Roy Wallace, 50, production manager of the Ozark Manufacturing and Supply company of Springfield, died suddenly Monday morning while at work. Formerly with the Springfield Furniture company, Mr. Wallace had been associated with the manufacturing and supply firm about a year. He was a longtime resident of Springfield, a native of the Billings community.


31 Oct 1947 - 11 Jan 2006 SN-L 13 Jan 2006 & This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

[Note: Daughter of W. C. &  Betty (?) Wallace; married ? Snow]

Shirley Jeanne Wallace was born on October 31, 1947, and passed away on January 11, 2006, peacefully in her home in Ozark, Missouri, surrounded by her family after a long-term illness. Shirley was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. (Betty) W.C. Wallace, D.C. and she was preceded in death by her father. She is survived by her son, John H. Snow, of Eureka Springs, Ark.; daughter, Heather Snow, of Springfield, Mo.; three brothers, Dr. Dan C. Wallace, D.C. and his wife, Judy, of Carthage, Mo., Steve D. Wallace and his wife, Debbie, of Durango, Colo., and Dr. Ron J. Wallace, D.C. and his wife, Linda, of Fayetteville, Ark. She is also survived by the absolute joy of her life-her four grandchildren, Justin, Ryan, Jacob and Keaton. Shirley was in the graduating class of 1965 of Glendale High School and attended Oklahoma Christian College. She was a resident of Springfield up until 1984 when she moved to Ozark, Mo. Being a passionate collector of antiques, she enjoyed many years as a partner at Pickwick Antiques. Shirley's warm smile, blue eyes and sense of humor will be greatly missed. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 14, 2006, in the chapel of Thieme-Shadel Funeral Service at Rivermonte. Interment will follow in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home. In her honor, memorial donations may be made to The Family Violence Center, P.O., Box 5972, Springfield, Missouri 65801, or may be left with the funeral home. Personal condolences may be made at www.thiemeshadel.com

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Wallace, Stella F. 4 Aug 1897 - 5 Jan 1978 OH 12 Jan 1978 p5

[Note: married Fair Wallace  26 Jun 1896 - 19 Jun 1983]

NIXA - Mrs. Stella F. Wallace, 80, Nixa, died at 1:32 a.m. Thursday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield. A native of Andersonville, Tenn., Mrs. Wallace was a resident for several years of Nixa and Highlandville. She was a member of Nixa Church of Christ. Surviving are her husband, Fair; six daughters, Mrs. Juanita Hall, Norwalk, Calif.; Mrs. Mattie Payne, Ozark, Mrs. Mary Lawing, Fontana, Calif., Mrs. Ruth Moore, Nixa, Mrs. Betty Sumner, Mulberry, Ark. and Mrs. Shirley Wachel, Montclair, Calif; two sons, Jimmy of the home and Rex, Galena; a sister, Mrs. Beatrice Hackworth, Clinton, Tenn,; 21 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday in Harris Chapel, Nixa with the Rev. James Baysinger officiating. Burial was in McConnell  Cemetery.


Wallace, Wanda Eugenia (Cutbirth) 16 Oct 1948 - 5 Dec 2010 SN-L 8 Dec 2010

[Note: Daughter of Martin L. "Bus" & Audra (Cowin) Cutbirth; married 4 Apr 1969 Don Wallace]

Wanda Eugenia Wallace, 62, of Ozark, Mo., passed away on December 5, 2010 at Table Rock Healthcare Center in Kimberling City, Mo. She was born on October 16, 1948 in Gainesville, Mo., the daughter of Martin L. "Bus" and Audra (Cowin) Cutbirth. Wanda was a 1966 graduate of Gainesville High School. On April 4, 1969, she was united in marriage to Don Wallace in Mountain Home, Ark. To this union two daughters were born. Wanda was very involved in athletics. She enjoyed coaching basketball and softball. She coached several traveling softball teams throughout the years. She loved watching her girls play. Wanda also loved to quilt and work on the farm. She was a hard worker and was devoted to her family. She was a very loving mother, grandmother, and friend and will be greatly missed by all. Wanda was preceded in death by her parents "Bus" and Audra Cutbirth and one brother Delmous "Pete" Cutbirth. She is survived by her husband Don Wallace of the home in Ozark, Mo.; two daughters Bridget Wolfe of Ozark, Mo., and Ashley Wallace of Nixa, Mo.; two granddaughters Jaden Wolfe and Ashya Thompson; three siblings Thelma Cutbirth, Dannie Cutbirth, and Ruby Cheek; and several other family members and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1 P.M. on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at the Salem General Baptist Church in Ocie, Mo. Burial will be in the Rhodes Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from Noon to service time at the church building. Services are being conducted by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville, Mo.


Wallace, William M. 1897 - 1 Jan 1980 OH 10 Jan 1980 p6

[Note: no SSDI found]

Services for William M. Wallace, 82, Ava, father of Hughie Wallace, Ozark, were held Jan, 2 in Clinkingbeard Chapel with the Revs. Tom Jones and Lawrence Applegate officiating. Burial was in Thornfield Cemetery. Mr. Wallace died Jan. 1 in St. John’s Regional Health Center.


Wallace, Wilma Lorene “Rene” (Shipman) 21 Dec 1919 - 1 Nov 2001

[Note: Daughter of Henry & Hazel (Richardson) Shipman; m 13 Sep 1941 Dale Wallace 3 Apr 1924 - 16 Apr 2010]

Wilma Lorene “Rene” Wallace, 81, Nixa, passed away Thursday, November 1, 2001, in St. John’s Regional Health Center. She was born December 21, 1919 in Oldfield, the daughter of Henry and Hazel (Richardson) Shipman. Rene was a lifelong resident of Oldfield, except for the past two years. On Sept. 13, 1941, she and Dale Wallace were united in marriage. She and Dale celebrated their 60th anniversary this past September. Rene worked with her parents at the Shipman Wallace grocery store from 1951 to 1983. She was a member of the Union Hill Baptist Church in Oldfield. Rene was a faithful mother and wife who cared for everyone. She prepared Sunday dinner for her family every Sunday for over twenty years. She enjoyed sewing. Rene is going to be missed by her family and friends very much. Survivors include her husband, Dale Wallace of Nixa; two sons, Jerry Wallace and his wife, Dorothy of Nixa and Jack Wallace and his wife, Linda of Oldfield; four grand children; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and a cousin, Ted Richardson. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 4, 2001, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Bally Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Sparta Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Springfield News-Leader, November 3, 2001.


Waller, James Edgar 30 Mar 1883 - 27 Jan 1956 [birthdate on tombstone]  SL-P 28 Jan 1956

[Note: Son of James Alexander & Sarah (Gallagher) Waller; married Clara Elizabeth]

James Edgar Waller, 75, of Chestnut Ridge in Christian County, died at Springfield Baptist Hospital, at 8:30 p.m. yesterday after a long illness. He was admitted to the hospital Dec. 30. A retired farmer, Mr. Waller was a member of the Lutheran Church. He is survived by his wife, Clara Elizabeth, and two sons; Richard of the home and Allen Waller of Omaha, Neb. Services will be under direction of Thieme and Son. Saturday, January, 28, 1956 Springfield, Mo. Leader- Press .


Waller, James Edgar 30 Mar 1883 - 27 Jan 1956 [birthdate on tombstone] SL=L 30 Jan 1956

Funeral services for James Edgar Waller, 75, Chestnut Ridge, who died Friday, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Thieme Chapel by the Rev. E.H. Koerber. Burial will be in Spokane Cemetery. Survivors not previously listed include two sons, Warren and James of Omaha, Neb. And 15 grandchildren. Monday, January 30, 1956 Springfield, Mo. Leader-Press


Waller, Rhoda Josephine Hastings) 26 Nov 1859 - 11 Nov 1950  CCR 23 Nov 1950

[Note: married William Henry Waller 14 Feb 1858 - 17 Aug 1940]

Mrs. Rhoda Waller, widow of the late W. H. Waller, died Saturday, November 11, at her home in San Ysidro, CA at the age of 91. Her husband died 10 years ago. The family lived for many years in Clever before moving to California. Mrs. Waller was a member of the Clever Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, W. C. Waller of San Ysidro; two daughters, Mrs. Mae Lamb of Tulsa, OK and Mrs. Fred Rush of Springfield; eleven grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services were held Friday, November 17, in the Clever Methodist church with the Rev. Lynn Swadley assisted by the Rev. William Butts officiating. Burial was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery under direction of Harris of Clever. Pallbearers were Keith Pugitt, Joe Ghan, Everett Solomon, Louis Pearce, Claud Hanafin, and Paul Inmon.

Waller, Violet C. L. (Opalka) 20 Jun 1929 - 22 Aug 2011 SN-L 24 Aug 2011

[Note: Daughter of Herman & Hilda (Stork) Opalka; married Cecil H. Waller]

Violet C.L. Waller, 82 went peacefully to her Lord on Monday, August 22, 2011. Violet was born June 20, 1929 in Purdy, Mo to Herman & Hilda (Stork) Opalka, who preceded her in death, along with a brother Kenneth Opalka. Violet is survived by her husband, Cecil H. Waller, daughter Sheri Knott, daughter and son-in law Carol and Robert Dean all of Nixa, MO. She also leaves a sister and brother-in-law, Helen & Ed Miller of Branson, MO. She leaves 4 grandchildren, Christy Morris & her husband Brian of Lee's Summit, MO, Nicole Reynolds & her husband Mark, and Randy Dean all of Nixa, MO., and William Cohen & his wife Kimberly of Penn Valley, CA., along with 7 great grandchildren, 5 nieces, 2 nephews and numerous family and friends. Violet was loved by so many. She enjoyed traveling in their RV and being with her family and friends. Her faith and belief in her Lord, sustained her all her life, and she now calls heaven home. A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 2 p.m. in Redeemer Lutheran Church, 911 Mt. Vernon, Nixa, MO. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the Nixa Redeemer Lutheran Church Building Fund. Cremation.


Waller, Violet C. L. (Opalka) 20 Jun 1929 - 22 Aug 2011 CCH-N 31 Aug 2011

Violet C.L. Waller, 82, died Aug. 22, 2011. Violet was born June 20, 1929, in Purdy, to Herman and Hilda (Stork) Opalka, who preceded her in death, along with a brother Kenneth Opalka. Violet is survived by her husband, Cecil H. Waller, daughter Sheri Knott, daughter and son-in law Carol and Robert Dean all of Nixa. She also leaves a sister and brother-in law, Helen and Ed Miller of Branson. She leaves four grandchildren, Christy Morris and her husband Brian of Lee’s Summit, Nicole Reynoldsand her husband Mark, and Randy Dean all of Nixa, and William Cohenand his wife Kimberly of Penn Valley, Calif., along with seven great grandchildren, five nieces, two nephews and numerous family and friends. Violet was loved by so many. She enjoyed traveling in their RV and being with her family and friends. Her faith and belief in her Lord, sustained her all her life, and she now calls heaven home. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Aug. 27, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 911 Mt. Vernon, Nixa. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the Nixa Redeemer Lutheran Church Building Fund.


Waller, William Henry 14 Feb 1858 - 17 Aug 1940 CCR 22 Aug 1940 p1

[Note: Son of Adam & Betsy (Donnelly) Waller; married 1881 Rhoda Josephine Hastings 26 Nov 1859 - 11 Nov 1950

W.H. Waller was born in Lawrence county, MO, Feb. 14, 1858, and departed this life at his home in Springfield August 17, 1940, at the age of 82 years, six months and three days. He was married to Rhoda J. Hasting at the age of 23 years and to this union were born four children, one having preceded him in death. He was converted at the age of 16 years. He is survived by his wife and three children: Mrs. Mae Humble of Tulsa, OK, Mrs. Dell Rush of Springfield, and Mr. Claud Waller of Exeter, CA, 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, one brother, G.W. Waller of Weatherford, OK, and one sister, Mrs. Sally Whalen of Chicksaw, OK, other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at 2:30 Monday in the Clever M.E. church with Rev. Gordon Lokey of Walnut Grove officiating with burial in the Mt. Carmel cemetery under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.


Wallis, Jerry Joe 18 May 1944 - 14 Feb 2006 SN-L 16 Feb 2006

[Note: Son of Robert & Eva (Chandler) Wallis; married Barbara Elkins]

Jerry Joe Wallis, son of Robert and Eva (Chandler) Wallis, was born in Springfield on May 18, 1944, and passed away at his home on February 14, 2006, at the age of sixty-one. On September 25, 1962, he was united in marriage with Barbara Elkins and to this union four children were born. For thirty years, he worked as a brick mason for Owen Brickner. He was a member of Bricklayers Local No. 10, in Springfield. Jerry was a firm believer in God and The Bible. He was saved on July 27, 1958, and was a member of the Galloway Full Gospel Church. Survivors include his wife, Barbara, of the home; one son, Jerry Joe Wallis, Jr., of the home; three daughters, Pamela Sue Nelson and her husband, Russell, of Springfield, Sherry Ann McManis and her husband, Roland, of Rockaway Beach, and Amanda Jane Wallis, of the home; three brothers and their spouses, Keith and Rita Wallis, of Springfield; Tommy and Nancy Wallis, of Nixa, and Cecil and Joyce Wallis, of Springfield; two sisters, Carol Morris, of Carthage, and Beatrice Hise, of Pace, Florida; four grandchildren, Jonathan, Steven and Jennifer Nelson and Brandon McManis; and one great-granddaughter, Ashlyn Nelson. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Maxine Perriman. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, February 17, 2006, in the chapel of Thieme-Shadel Funeral Service at White Chapel. Interment will follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. tonight, at the funeral home. Online personal condolences can be made at www.thiemeshadel.com.


Wallis, Lee A.  18 May 1892 - Jun 1975 OH 12 Jun 1975 p11

CLEVER - Services for Lee A. Wallis, 83, Clever, were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Meadors Chapel here with the Rev. Wayne Jones officiating. Burial was in Mt. Comfort cemetery near Fair Grove. Mr. Wallis died Saturday night in the Missouri State Chest Hospital, Mt. Vernon.


Walsh, Myrtle Mae (Watson) 14 Sep 1915 - 28 Dec 2005 CCH-N 11 Jan 2006

            Myrtle Mae Walsh passed away Dec. 28, 2005, in Springfield at the age of 90. She is survived by one daughter, Holly Gambill and her husband, Joe, Memphis, Texas; grandchildren, Robert Montileone and wife Sherry, Ozark, Tim Montileone and wife Jonna, Springfield, Lisa Jones and husband Roger, Springfield; one brother, J. B. Watson and sister, Daisy Gill, both of St. Louis; seven great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter. Visitation was Dec. 30, 2005, from noon until time of service at 2 p.m. Interment was in Cedar Grove Cemetery. All arrangements were under the direction of the James and Gahr Mortuary of Salem.

Walt, John F. 28 Nov 1912 - 28 Oct 1983 OH 3 Nov 1983 p11

[Note: married Dorothy M.]

John F. Walt, 70, rural Ozark, died Oct. 28 in St. John’s Regional Health Center in Springfield after a short illness. Mr. Walt, formerly of St. Louis, moved here in 1978. He retired as supervisor with the U. S. Postal Services after 38 years employment. He was a member of Highlandville Baptist  Church. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy M.; a son, Jack, Freeport, Ill.; two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Bilheimer, Grandview, Wash, and Mrs. Karen Schneider Milby, St. Louis; two sisters, Mrs. Katherine Milby, St. Louis and Golda Mae, Owensboro, Ky; four grandchildren; and a great grandchild. Greenlawn South of Springfield conducted local arrangements, Burial was under the direction of Bobb Funeral Home, St. Louis. Memorial contributions may be made to the Highlandville Baptist Church Building Fund.


Walter, Earl 1901 - Nov 1959 CCR 19 Nov 1959 p1

[Note: married Lula]

Funeral services for Earl Walter, 58, were held Monday, Nov. 9, in Kansas City. Mr. Walter, a retired gardener and former resident of Nixa, had been ill the last four years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lula Walter and a sister, Mrs. Joseph Nevils, both of Kansas City.


Walter, Glen H. 2 Apr 1919  - 13 Aug 2003 SN-L 14 Aug 2003

[Note: Son of Albert & Christine (  ) Walter; married 12 Oct 1946 Ruth Mae Wunnenberg 1923 - 26 Dec 2009]

Glen H. Walter, 84, Ozark, MO, died at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2003 in St. John's Hospital. The son of Albert and Christine Walter, he was born April 2, 1919. Glen was a retired supervisor in the Granite City Steel Company in Granite City, IL, until his retirement. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He belonged to Trinity Lutheran Church in Springfield, and was also a member of the VFW in Ozark. He is survived by his loving wife, Ruth M. Walter, to whom he was married Oct. 12, 1946; one son and his wife, Glen Jr. and Dean Walter, Charlotte, N.C.; two daughters and their husbands, Linda and Carl Oughton, and Cheryl and Dennis Kinkeade, all of Nixa, MO; one brother, Dale Walter, state of Virginia; three sisters, Elinor Wertich, St. Louis, Verna Wunnenberg and husband Chris, Cincinnati, OH, and Margie Gehm, Gray's Summit, MO; seven grandchildren, Heather and Brad Gripka, Chris and Cari Oughton, Jeremy Kinkeade, Danielle Kinkeade, Nicholas Walter, Katie Walter, and Carey Walter; and one great-granddaughter, Madison Gripka. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003 in Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor William Marler officiating. Burial with military honors will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 18, 2003 in Missouri Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday in Greenlawn Funeral Home South, 441 W. Battlefield, who is in charge of arrangements.


Walter, Josephine Lorraine (Nash) 24 Jan 1933 - 27 Mar 2004 SN-L 30 Mar 2004

[Note: Daughter of Harold & Margaret (  )) Nash; married 1950 Wayne E. Walter 23 Dec 1931 - Jun 1982]

Josephine Lorraine Walter, 71, Ozark, passed from this life into the next, Saturday, March 27, 2004, at 7:07 p.m. in St. John's Hospital, Springfield, after a lengthy and courageous battle with lymphoma. Jo, as she liked to be called, was born in Osawatomie, Kansas, to Harold and Margaret Nash on January 24, 1933, in the front bedroom of their house. She was the younger sister of Ruth Nash Morrison and the older sister to Vance Nash. Jo was married to Wayne E. Walter, also of Osawatomie, in 1950. Together they had three children. Wayne worked for Skelly Oil Company after a four year service to our country with the United States Air Force. They moved several times around the country over the years with his job. They moved to Ozark, Missouri, in 1975, where he preceded her in death in 1982. She was also preceded in death by her parents and firstborn grandchild, Jaime Leigh Walter. She worked for over 22 years as an executive secretary, working for several Deans of the College of Business Administration at Southwest Missouri State University. After retiring in 1998, she was honored with a certificate of Emeritus. Jo had an unending passion for gardening, cooking, fishing and crocheting. She always thought of others before herself and countless family members and friends were the blessed recipients of her willingness to share her gardening, cooking and crocheting. She is survived by her son, David Walter and wife, Cathy, of Rockaway, N.J.; daughters, Linda Barber and husband, Terry, of Nixa, Mo., and Nancy Spandle and husband, Steve, of Pleasant Hill, Mo.; ten grandchildren, David, Matt, Yelena, Tamara and Irina Walter, Hannah, Tori and Austin Barber, and Miles and Leah Spandle; her sister, Ruth Morrison; and her brother, Vance Nash. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 31, 2004, in GormanScharpf Brentwood Chapel. Burial will follow in Springfield National Cemetery. No visitation is planned, however, friends may call after 1 p.m. today in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for your charitable contribution to the Southwest Missouri Humane Society as a continued expression of Jo's deep love for animals.


Walter, Lee Duane,  III “Trey” 10 Oct 2006 - 12 Oct 2006 SN-L 14 Oct 2006

[Note: Son of Lee Duane & Crystal Denise (DeLong) Walter, Jr.]

Lee Duane "Trey” Walter III, infant son of Lee Duane Jr. and Crystal Denise (DeLong) Walter, was born Tuesday, October 10, 2006, and went to Heaven at 3 a.m. Thursday, October 12, 2006, at Cox South, Springfield, at the age of two days. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 15, 2006, at Meadors Funeral Home, Clever, with Rev. Larry Winfree officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Clever. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight in the funeral home. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Neonatal Unit at Cox South. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhom e.com.


Walter, Ruth Mae (Wunnenberg) 1923 - 26 Dec 2009 SN-L 29 Dec 2009

[Note: married Glen H. Walter 2 Apr 1919  - 13 Aug 2003]

Ruth Mae Walter, 86, Ozark, passed away Saturday, December 26, 2009, in St. John's Hospital, in Springfield, Mo. She is survived by two daughters, Linda Oughton, and her husband, Carl, Springfield, and Cheryl Kinkeade, and her husband, Dennis, Nixa; a son, Glen Walter, Jr., Rockhill, S.C.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Chris Wunnenberg, II, and his wife, Verna, Cincinnati, Ohio; several nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 30, 2009, in Trinity Lutheran Church in Springfield, with Rev. William Marler officiating, under direction of Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Lebanon. Burial will be in Missouri Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be at 9:15 a.m. until service time Wednesday in the church.


Walter, William H. 17 Apr 1909 - 10 May 1988  OH 19 May 1988

William H. Walter, 79, of New York City, New York, died at 12:22 a.m. May 10 at Beth Israel Hospital, New York, after a long illness. Graveside services for Mr. Walter were held May 13 in the Hazelwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Calvin Maberry officiating. Military rites were performed by American Legion Post 676 and VFW Post 3404. Burial was under the direction of Klingner Mortuary. Born in Springfield, Mr. Walter had been a resident of New York for the past 38 years, and was retired from the Great Bear Water Company of New York. He formerly worked for Lines Music Store and Sears in Springfield, and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He is survived by a niece, Mary Frances Parrish, Springfield; a great-nephew, Gregory Parrish, Nixa; two great-nieces, Thresa Gardner, Ash Grove, and Julie Parrish, Springfield; two great-great-nephews, Jacob Gardner and Caleb Gardner, both of Ash Grove; and a great-great-great niece, Amber Parrish, Nixa.


Walters, Albert L. 9 Feb 1882 - 21 May 1946  CCR 30 May 1946 p1

[Note: Son of Michael & Matilda (Geyer) Walters; married Lucy J. Garbee 8 Aug 1886 - 30 Jan 1972; deathdate on tombstone differs from deathdate in obit]

Albert L. Walter, 64, passed away at his home Tuesday evening, May 14, after a long illness. He was a well-known farmer living north of Marionville. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lucy Garbee Walter, two sons, Harold of Los Angeles, Calif., and Darrell of the home, three grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Emma Logan of Logan, three brothers, Leon of Logan, Charles of Aurora, and Frank of Salem, Oregon. Funeral services were held at Mt. Olive church Thursday at 2:30 with Rev. Herbert Hilme of Springfield officiating. Interment was made at Rose Hill cemetery under direction of the Bradford Funeral Home of Marionville.


Walters, Betty 1877 - 5 Nov 1953 CCR 12 Nov 1953

Mrs. Betty Walters, 76, passed away Thursday, Nov. 5 at her  home on Route 2, Billings after an illness of five weeks. Mrs. Walters, who had lived in the Billings community for many years, is survived by two sons, Leonard of the home and Perry of the state of California; two grandchildren and two great grandsons. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Bradford-Surridge Chapel at Marionville by Dr. Herbert Hilme of Lebanon. Burial was made in the IOOF Cemetery at Marionville. Pallbearers were Lyle Lambeth, Harry Lambeth, Eddie Ebert, Charley Schaefer, Eugene Oetker and Joe Hutter


Walters, C. B. 25 Oct 1840 - 19 Nov 1920 CCR 26 Nov 1920 p1

[Note: no legible tombstone in Christian County]

C. B. Walters, aged about 80 years died at his home in Greene county November 19th and was buried the 20th in the Smith cemetery under the direction of the Ozark undertaking Co,


Walters, Ellis Clifford 3 Feb 1930 - 8 Nov 1988 OH 17 Nov 1988

[Note: Son of Sidney J. & Ruth (Rusk) Walters; married 29 Jan 1954 Ann McNeely]

Ellis Clifford Walters, 58, of Springfield, died following a massive heart attack at 6:30 a.m. Nov. 8 while in Effingham, Illinois on a business trip. Services for Mr. Walters were held Nov. 10 at the Dale Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bob Casady officiating. Burial was in Mr. Walters' hometown of Colfax, Texas. Funeral arrangements were made by Greenlawn North Funeral Home, Springfield. Mr. Walters was born in Colfax Feb. 3, 1930. He married Ann McNeely of Ft. Worth, Texas Jan. 29, 1954. The Walters moved to Springfield with their four children in 1970. A member of the Dale Street United Methodist Church, Springfield, Mr. Walters was also actively involved in the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. He was especially supportive of events and charities for young people, particularly with the Elks National Foundation. His survivors include his wife, Ann, his parents, Sidney J. and Ruth Rusk Walters, Springfield; a son, Melvin Clifford Walters, Springfield; three daughters, Connie Walters Butler, Chadwick, Colleen Walters Messner and Colette Walters Walden, Springfield, grandchildren Ashley Michelle and Shane Thomas Messner; three sons-in-law; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews in Texas and throughout the United States whom he loved dearly. He is also survived by many loving friends. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elks National Foundation, which supplies college scholarships for youth from throughout the U.S. and funds a Drug Awareness Program.


Walters, Georgia Mae (DeWitt) 1926 - 20 Oct 1977 OH 27 Oct 1977 p7 & OH 10 Nov 1977 p16

[Note: Daughter of Albert Roscoe & Retta (Wiggins) Dewitt; married Glenwood E. Walters]

Mrs. Georgia Mae Walters, 51 of 1623 Kingsington, died Thursday, October 20 , in Baptist Memorial Hospital, after several months’ illness.  An autopsy was performed. She was born in Christian County, Missouri and had lived her 22 years. Mrs. Walters was a member of the Church of God. Survivors include  her husband, Glenwood E. Walters; six sons, Daniel “:Danny” Walters of Kansas City, Dennis Walters, Ft. Lewis, Wash, and Randy J. Walters, Mark S. Walters and Brian J. Walters of the home; four daughters, Mrs. Patsy A. Chrisman, Blue Springs, Mrs. Vickie L. Conner, Kansas City and Mrs Oleta Underwood and Miss Lisa J. Walters of the home; her stepmother, Mrs. Dorothy  Good, Ozark, Mo.; a brother, William Dewitt, Forsyth, Mo.; three sisters, Mrs. Jean Walker, Sparta, Mo. and Mrs. Blanche Dean and Mrs. Geraldine Alms of Joplin; six half-brothers, Raymond Dewitt, Jerry Dewitt and Robert Dewitt of Ozark; warren Dewitt of Oldfield, Garland Dewitt, Springfield, Mo. and Benny Dewitt, Sparta; two half-sisters, Mrs. Marilyn Green and Miss Julene Dewitt of Ozark and 10 grandchildren, Services were at 1 p.m. Monday at the Floral Hills Chapel; burial was in Floral Hill Cemetery.


Walters, Glenwood Emerson 17 Mar 1924 - 18 Mar 2000  CCH-N 29 Mar 2000

[Note: married Georgia M.]

Glenwood Emerson Walters, 76, Independence, died Sat. March 18, 2000, at Menorah Medical Center. Mr. Walters was born March 17, 1924, in Kansas City. He retired from the General Motors Leeds Assembly Plant in 1975. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and a member of Jubilee Ministers in Independence. He once lived in Ozark. He was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia M. Walters on Oct. 20, 1977. His survivors include six sons, and two daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Mary Walters, Cincinnati, Dennis and Nancy Walters, Excelsior Springs, Randy Walters, Blue Springs, and Danny Walters, Mark Walters and Brian Walters, all of Independence; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Patsy and Earl Chisman, Lisa and Robert Barnes, and Vickie Mader, all of Independence, and Oletta and Darrell Box, Buckner; 25 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Fred Walters, Excelsior Springs; and two sisters, Alma Quinlivan, Commerce City, Colo., and Barbara Hunt, Diamond City, Ark. Graveside services was at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Floral Hills, Memorial Gardens, Kansas City. Visitation was held Wed. 10 to 11 a.m. at D.W Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel, Kansas City.


Walters, Jessie Helen (Hodges) 13 Jan 1905 - Apr 1995  SN-L 24 Apr 1995

[Note: married Leonard Russell Walters]

Helen Hodges Walters, 90, Billings Graveside services for Helen Hodges Walters, Billings will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Marionville IOOF Cemetery under direction of Williams Funeral Home of Marionville. Mrs. Walters, a homemaker, died Sunday in her home. Visitation will be from 7-8 today. {Springfield (MO) News Leader, April 24, 1995} Contributed by Jamie Hubbert.


Walters,  John Loren, Master Gunnery Sgt. (Ret.) 13 Dec 1928 - 28 Mar 2003

[Note: Son of Leonard Russell & Jessie Helen (Hodges) Walters]

Services for John Loren Walters, Billings, were at 2 p.m. March 28 in the Williams Funeral Home Chapel in Marionville, with the Rev. Ed Edwards officiating. Burial with full Marine military honors was in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Marionville. Walters was born Dec. 13, 1928, in Billings to Leonard Russell and Jessie Helen Hodges Walters. He died at 1:30 p.m. March 25, 2003, in the Ozarks Methodist Manor, Marionville. He was 74 years old. He was a retired master gunnery sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, having served in Korea and Vietnam, and was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Survivors include his children, daughter Lori Taylor, Youngsville, N.C., two sons, Timothy Wayne Walters, Hamlstead, N.C., and William Rhodes, Halls, Tenn.; two grandsons, Timothy Lee Taylor, Youngsville, N.C., and Mickey Edward Rhodes, Ripley, Tenn.; and a great-grandson, Zachary Rhodes, Ripley, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Leonard Walters. A visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. March 27 in Williams Funeral Home, Marionville. ©Christian County Headliner 2003

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