Walters, Maggie Jan 1865 - 4 Jan 1910 CCR 6 Jan 1910
[Note: Daughter of W. W. & ( ) Walters; no legible tombstone in Payne Cemetery; birthdate from 1900 census disagrees with age in obit]
Miss Maggie Walters, aged about 30 years a sister of the late Mrs. G. A. McCafferty, died in Ozark Monday and was buried Tuesday at Payne cemetery on James River.
Walters, Leonard "L.H." 1926 - 17 Jun 1988 OH 23 Jun 1988
[Note: Son of Leonard Russell & Jessie Helen (Hodges) Walters]
Leonard "L.H." Walters, 61, of Crescent City, California, formerly of Billings, died June 17 in Crescent City. Services for Mr. Walters were held Tuesday in Wier's Funeral Home Chapel, Crescent City. Burial will be in Crescent City. No local services are planned.
Walters, Ray James 24 Sep 1915 - 10 Feb 1929 CCR 14 Feb 1929 p1
[Note: Son of Frank & Margaret A. (Berry) Baxter - according to story of accident or Frank & Margarette M. (Berry) Walters according to his MO DC - mother‘s maiden name hard to read on MO DC; buried Marionville, Mo.]
Billings Boys Killed By Train
Action To Put Signal at Crossing Was Too Late to Save Lives of Three Fine Young Men
Paul Berghaus, 14 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo F. Berghaus and Roy Walters, 13 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Baxter, were instantly killed by a Frisco train on the railway crossing Sunday afternoon about 4:30 o’clock. Bernard, 17 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Berghaus, was rushed to the St. Johns hospital, Springfield, where he died Monday afternoon shortly after five o’clock. The boys, accompanied by five Billings high school girls, were enjoying a bob sleigh party when the accident happened. The boys were in the Berghaus Ford touring car, and the girls who were on the sleigh, were uninjured. It is understood that Mr. Berghaus, along with other Billings citizens, had been active in trying to secure a wig wag system installed at this crossing, which had been authorized by the Frisco last Thursday. Mr. Berghaus, father of the two boys, is well known to many Ozark people, he being one of the leading business men of the county, and one of the out standing civic leaders of his home town. Ozark friends of the family regret very mish to learn of this great tragedy.
Walters, Ruth (Rusk) 10 Jul 1911 - 20 Dec 1988 OH 29 Dec 1988
[Note: married 29 Sep 1928 Sidney Walters]
Ruth Rusk Walters, 77, died Dec. 20 at Cox Medical Center North following a brief illness. Services for Mrs. Walters were held Dec. 21 at Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Graveside services were held Dec. 23 in Colfax, Texas. A Texas native who moved to Springfield six years ago, Mrs. Walters had celebrated her 60th wedding anniversary with her husband, Sidney, September 29. She was active in her earlier years in various United Methodist congregations and in the United Methodist Women. Prior to her retirement, she was a credit manager of Sears in Dallas, Texas. Mrs. Walters was the great-granddaughter of General Thomas Jefferson Rusk, who played a prominent role alongside General Sam Houston in Texas history. She was preceded in death by her only child, Ellis Clifford Walters, Nov. 8. Surviving are her husband, Sidney; a brother, John Cicero Rusk, Grand Saline, Texas; a daughter-in-law, Ann Walters, of Springfield; grandson, Melvin Clifford Walters, Springfield; granddaughters, Connie Walters Butler, Chadwick, Colleen Walters Messner and Colette Walters Walden, Springfield; and great-grandchildren Ashley Michelle and Shane Thomas Messner, Spring field. She is also survived by a circle of friends, whom she cherished.
Walther, George W. 4 Feb 1893 - 10 Jun 1989 OH 20 Jul 1989
[Note: Son of John & Margaret (Hedrick) Walther; married 3 Sep 1917 Ida Mae Forster who died 1953; married 13 Jun 1954 May Via who died 1980]
George W: Walther, 96, of Rogersville, died June 10 in a hospital in Englewood, Florida. Memorial services for Mr. Walther were held at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Venice, Florida. Burial and a memorial service were held in the Oak Grove Heights Seventh-day Adventist Church near Rogersville July 16. Mr. Walther was born Feb. 4, 1893 in Callaway County to John and Margaret Hedrick Walther. He married Ida Mae Forster Sept. 3, 1917 in Carthage. She preceded him in death in 1953. On June 13, 1954, he married May Via in Columbia: She preceded him in death in 1980. Mr. Walther, a World War I veteran, lived in the Rogersville-Oak Grove Heights area for many years. He was a retired carpenter. He was a longtime member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church where he served as an elder. He had made his home with his son and daughter-in-law, George and Georgia Walther, in Englewood, Florida since May, 1980 and they survive. Other survivors include two stepsons, Felix and Ernest Forbis, and a stepdaughter, Velda Roemer, all Columbia; two brothers, Charles Walther, Lodi, California, and Herman Walther, state of Washington; a sister, Mae Hanson, Boulder, Colorado; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Walther, John 27 Mar 1957 - 2 Nov 1939 CCR 9 Nov 1939 p1
[Note: married 13 Jan 1892 Margaret Hertrich 1870 - 26 May 1920]
John Walther was born in Germany on March 27, 1857, and passed away on Thursday, Nov. 2,1939, at 9 p.m. at the home of his son, George Walther, six miles northwest of Rogersville. He was 82 years of age. Mr. Walther came to this country when a young man and located near Fulton, Mo. He was united in marriage on Jan. 13, 1892, to Margaret Hertrich, who preceded him in death on May 26, 1920. To this union were born five children, all of whom survive. They are George of Rogersville, Charlie of Eldorado, Kans., Fred of Houston, Texas, and Herman of San Mateo, Calif. And Mrs. William Hanson of Exira, Iowa. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 4, at 3 p.m. in the Oak Grove Seventh Day Adventist church with Rev. Church officiating. Interment was made in the Oak Grove cemetery under the direction of the Klepper Funeral Home of Ozark.
Walton, Amanda (Points) White 17 Feb 1872 - 16 Mar 1931 CCR 19 Mar 1931 p5
[Note: Daughter of W. L. & Nancy (Taylor) Points; married James R. White; married 29 Apr 1898 James Franklin Walton 13 Dec 1865 - 13 Aug 1939; mother of Finis James White 15 July 1894 - 4 Feb 1954]
Funeral services for Mrs. Jim Walton, 59, who died at her home in Clever, Monday evening, March 16, 1931, were held Wednesday, March 18, at 1 pm, at the Christian church in Clever, with Rev. G.W. [missing line] the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband, one son by a former marriage, Finnis White, of Reeds Spring, two step-daughters, Mrs. Jim Little, Clever and Mrs. Lula Pippin of Springfield, three sisters and three grandchildren.
Walton, Gracie Ann (Meese) 17 Apr 1898 - 7 Aug 1937 CCR 12 Aug 1937 p1
[Note: Daughter of William A. & Telley (Seals) Meese; married William J. Walton]
Funeral services for Mrs. Gracie Walton, 38, who died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Meese, of Rogersville, on Aug. 7, 1937, were held at the home at noon Sunday, Aug. 8, with a second service at 2 o’clock at the Manley cemetery conducted by Rev. Lynn Swadley of Fordland. Burial was made under the direction of the Maples Funeral Home of Clever. Those surviving are the husband, W.J. Walton, two sons, Clayton and Harold, and one daughter, Roberta, the parents and four sisters, Mrs. Berta Barber of Nixa, Mrs. Clay Payne of Springfield, Mrs. Gene Peppers and Mrs. Carl Campbell of Rogersville, three brothers, Louis of Springfield and Lowell and Raymond of Rogersville.
Walton, James Franklin 13 Dec 1865 - 13 Aug 1939 CCR 17 Aug 1939 p4
[Note: Son of William M. & Sarah Elizabeth (Spoon) Walton; married 22 Apr 1891 Audie M. Smith 1872 - 1 Oct 1892 ; married 29 Apr 1898 Manda S. (?) 1872 - ? m/1 White]
Funeral services for Mr. James F. Walton, age 73 years, who died at St. Johns hospital in Springfield Sunday were held at 2 pm. Tuesday in the Clever Christian Church conducted by the Rev. C.S. Young of Clever. Burial was made in the Glenn cemetery under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever. The survivors are two daughters and a step-son; Mrs. Susie Little of Clever, Mrs. Lula Pippin of Kansas City, and Mr. Titis White of Reed Springs, MO. Two sisters and two brothers; Mrs. Sarah Nokes and Mrs. Millie Thompson of Nixa, Dock Walton of Springfield and Bill Walton of Nixa. Twelve grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. More than 30 years ago, Mr. Walton moved from Jamesville to Clever and purchased the Clever blacksmith shop and operated it for 20 years retaining ownership until death.
Walton, John M. 28 Feb 1873 - 29 May 1936 CCR 4 Jun 1936 p1
[Note: Son of William M. & Sarah Elizabeth (Spoon) Walton; married Melia Crawford]
Mr. John M. Walton was born in Pulaski County Feb. 28, 1873, and departed this life May 29, 1936, at the age of 63 years, 3 months and 1 day. He was married to Melia Crawford in 1909. To this union were born three children: Mrs. Marle Mays of Ash Grove, Elzie of Marshfield and George of Springfield, all of whom survive, and one grandchild. Three sisters and three brothers also survive: Mrs. Margaret Seals, Mrs. Millie Thompson, and Mrs. Sara Nokes, Mr. W.C. Walton, all of Nixa, Mr. Jim Walton of Clever, and Dock Walton of Springfield, Mo., other relatives and friends to mourn his going. Mr. Walton united with the Christian Church early in life. Funeral services were held in the Riverdale church at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 30, with burial in the Glenn cemetery under the direction of the Harding and Maples Funeral Home of Nixa.
Walton, Lawrence "Larry" 1921 - 15 Apr 2006 SN-L 17 Apr 2006
[Note: Son of Samuel & Myrtle ( ) Walton; married Jean Jackson 7 Apr 1927 - 5 Feb 1987; and Jane who died 1997]
Lawrence "Larry" Walton, age 84, of Nixa, Mo., died Saturday, April 15, 2006, in Springfield, Mo., after a long illness. He was the son of Samuel Walton and Myrtle Walton, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his wives, Jean in 1987 and Jane in 1997; one son, Gary Gene; and one grandson, Jason Walton. He is survived by one daughter, Carla and husband, Kelly Ennis, of Nixa, Mo.; two sons, Gale Walton of Marshfield, Mo., and Greg Walton of Houston, Texas; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Larry was a member of Grandview Missionary Baptist Church in Springfield, Mo. He worked for the Springfield Public Schools for 33 years as a custodian. He enjoyed bowling. In his younger years, he enjoyed raising and showing horses. Larry enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and telling them stories of his youth. Arrangements are being handled by Walnut Lawn Funeral Home LTD, 2001 W. Walnut Lawn St., Springfield, Mo., where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, April 17, 2006. Funeral service will be at Walnut Lawn Funeral Home Chapel at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2006. Interment will be in Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield, Mo. Online condolences may be made at walnutlawnfuneralhome.com.
Walton, Linda (Ford) Bryant Nov 1883 - 18 Jan 1963 CCR 19 Jan 1961 p8
[Note: Daughter of Jesse D. & Minta (Nix) Ford; married 2 Nov 1902 Richard S. Bryant 2 May 1883 - ?; married ? Walton]
Mrs. Linda Walton, 77, former resident of Springfield, died Wednesday at her home in Kansas City. Mrs. Walton, who was born in Ozark, is survived by two sons, Claude and Raymond Bryant, both of Kansas City; a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Smith of Hawthorne, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Finis Hanks of Ozark; Mrs. Elmira Flower of Springfield, and Mrs. Pearl Hanks of Kansas City, Kan. and one step-daughter, Mrs. Etolia Gottfried of Springfield. Arrangements are under direction of Klinger of Springfield.
Walton, Tory Dean 8 Aug 1958 - 1 Aug 2006 SN-L 4 Aug 2006
[Note: Son of Paul Dean & Sherry (Rodecap) Walton; married Cindy]
Tory Dean Walton, 47, formerly of Sparta, Mo., died Tues., Aug. 1, 2006, at his home in Waverly, Kan., surrounded by his family. Tory was born Aug. 8, 1958, in St. Joseph, Mo., the oldest of four children of Paul Dean and Sherry (Rodecap) Walton. He was baptized and a member of the Community Christ Church in Fanning, Kan. Tory was preceded in death by his grandparents, Howard and Thelma Rodecap, and Paul and Minnie Walton; an aunt, Marilyn (Rodecap) Hulse; and a cousin, Fred Keenan. He is survived by his wife, Cindy, of the home; two daughters, Mandy Parker and husband, Jody, of Wichita, Kan., and Tia Wist and husband, Charlie, of Wathena, Kan.; two sons, Brandon Wiederholt and wife, Brandy, of Wichita, Kan., and Colton Walton, of the home. Other survivors include his parents, Paul Dean and Sherry Walton of Highland, Kan.; three sisters, Candy McNorton and husband, Kevin, of Troy, Kan., Kristee Grable and husband, Glen, of Wathena, Kan., and Jill Johnson and husband, Buddy, of Basehor, Kan.; six nephews, four nieces, and two grandchildren. Funeral services are planned for 10:30 a.m. today, August 4, at the Community of Christ Church in Fanning, Kan. Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery. Any memorial contributions are suggested to the Tory Walton Memorial Fund, which may be sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, Highland, Kan.
Walton, Virginia Florence (Munford) 14 Jan 1917 - 28 Dec 1989 OH 4 Jan 1990
[Note: Daughter of William J. & Jenny A. (Jones) Munford; married William J. Walton]
Virginia Florence Walton, 72, Rogersville, died at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 28 in Mercy Villa Nursing Home after a long illness. Mrs. Walton, a homemaker, was born Jan. 14, 1917, in Greene County to William J. and Jenny A. Jones Munford. She was a member of Kinser Chapel in Rogersville. She was married to William J. Walton, who preceded her in death in 1973. Survivors include three sons, William Jerry, Springfield, Edgar A., Rogersville, and Leon, Ozark; three daughters, Loetta Evans and Sandra A. Larmer, both of Springfield, and Jenny Walton Gould, Springfield, Va.; two stepsons, Clayton Walton, Springfield, and Harold Walton, Nixa; one stepdaughter, Roberta Loveland, Battlefield; two sisters, Ruth Bates and Imogene Walton, both of Springfield; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services were Tuesday in Ayre-Goodwin-Lee Chapel at Rivermonte with the Rev. Darrell Swearengin officiating. Burial was in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens.
Walton, William Christopher 29 Mar 1871 - 20 Jun 1959 CCR 2 Jul 1959 p7
[Note: Son of William M. & Sarah Elizabeth (Spoon) Walton]
Funeral services for William Christopher Walton, 88, who died June 20 at an Ozark Rest home were held Tuesday afternoon in the Harris Funeral Chapel at Nixa, with Rev. Roscoe Harding officiating., Burial was in Glenn Cemetery, south of Nixa. Mr. Walton served as Nixa night watchman for several years. He was a member of the Nixa Baptist Church and a past member of the Nixa Odd Fellows. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Millie Thompson of Nixa, with whom he made his home and several nieces and nephews.
Waltrip. Jo Ann 31 Dec 1926 - 25 Mar 2012 AdamsFH
[Note: married 6 Jul 1950 Robert L. Waltrip]
Jo Ann Waltrip, age 85, peacefully passed away in her home, on Sunday, March 25, 2012. She was born December 31, 1926, in East Saint Louis, IL. On July 6, 1950, Jo Ann was united in Marriage to her best friend, Robert L. Waltrip. Jo worked for the telephone company for many years, as an operator, and later as a secretary to company executives. When a friend or neighbor had a need, Jo would help or contribute to the need. Jo did not like to bring attention to herself, so many times no one knew she was the one person who made the difference. Her friends remember her as being a “classy lady”. She loved to wear jewelry and look her best for her husband Bob, and worked hard to make her home a wonderful place. Jo is survived by her husband of 62 years, and was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings. There are no services planned at this time. Cremation is under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa
Waltrip. Jo Ann 31 Dec 1926 - 25 Mar 2012 SN-L 28 Mar 2012
Jo Ann Waltrip, 85, Nixa. Arrangements: Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.
Waltrup, Blanche (Shipman) 1 Jul 1912 - 18 Jun 1930 CCR 26 Jun 1930
[Note: Daughter of Joseph Hiram "High" & Frances Elizabeth (Reed) Shipman; married ? Waltrup; tombstone says Waltrup; obit has Walltrip; no Chaffin Funeral home record]
Mrs. Blanche Walltrip died at her home in Coffeyville, Kan., June 18, 1930, aged 18 years, 11 months and 17 days. Her remains were shipped to Springfield and burial was made in the Sparta cemetery June 20, under direction of T.B. Chaffin of Ozark. She leaves her husband, besides other relatives and friends, to mourn her departure.
Wammack, Elda Marie (Baird) 1 Nov 1913 - 13 Aug 2007 SN-L 14 Aug 2007
[Note: Daughter of Pryor & Lillie (Garrison) Baird; married 22 Sep 1934 J. T. Womack ? - 4 Dec 1986]
Elda Marie Wammack, age 93, of Ozark, Mo., passed away Monday in Ozark Riverview Manor. A graveside memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Prospect Cemetery, Ozark. Arrangements are under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.
Wammack, Elda Marie (Baird) 1 Nov 1913 - 13 Aug 2007 AdamsFH & CCH-N 22 Aug 2007
Elda “Marie” Wammack, age 93, of Ozark, passed away Monday in Ozark Riverview Manor. She was born November 1, 1913 at her home in Arden, Missouri, the daughter of Pryor and Lillie (Garrison) Baird. On September 22, 1934 she married J.T. Wammack. He preceded her in death on December 4, 1986. Marie was an artist. She loved painting, sewing and other arts and crafts. She was baptized in the Southern Baptist church. She served as church secretary in Fontana, California. Survivors include: her son, Sam Wammack and wife JoAnn, Ozark; three grandchildren, Marie Scafidi and husband David, Temecula, CA, Kristin Wiggins and husband Gary, Sparta, and Karen Wammack and husband Corey, Ozark; six great grandchildren, Dallas, Dakota, Bailey, Brooke and Taylor and Trey; a sister, Maxine Doss, Springfield; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a sister, Rita Lair; and a brother, Harlen Baird. A graveside memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday in Prospect Cemetery, Ozark. Arrangements were under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.
Wampler, Earl William 3 Sept 1930 - 6 Apr 2001
[Note: married Delilah F. Fortune]
ARKANSAS CITY – Earl William Wampler, 70, of Arkansas City, died April 6, 2001, at South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home. Jesse Kindred will officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery. A memorial has been established with the American Heart Association. Contributions may be made through the funeral home. Wampler was born Sept. 3, 1930, in Clever, Mo., to Lois Mollie (Hair) and Javen S. Wampler. He was raised and educated in Missouri and graduated from Marionville High School. In 1952 he moved to Arkansas City. In Arkansas City he married Delilia F. Fortune. He worked as manager of the C.R. Anthony Store until retiring in 1988 after 36 years of service. Survivors include a son, Jeff Wampler, Winfield; two daughters, Michelle O’Daniel, Arkansas City, and Tina Randall, Winfield; a brother, Jamie Wampler and a sister, Pauline Goenner, both of Wichita; nine grandchildren. Winfield Daily Courier, Winfield, KS. Dated 9 April 01. (Contributed by Jeff Wampler).
Wampler, Elsie P. (French) 15 Dec 1890 - 26 Dec 1977
[Note: Daughter of John & Jessie (Brown) French; married Oliver Wampler]
Services for Mrs. Elsie Wampler, 87, Louisville, Ky. Were at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Billings United Methodist Church with the Revs. Harold Hunter and Arthur Daughtrey officiating. Burial was in Frazier Cemetery, near Boaz, under the direction of Meadors of Billings. Mrs. Wampler died at 10:40 p.m. Monday in the Methodist Evangelical Hospital, Louisville, after a long illness. The address of her son, John, of Mason, Ariz., was previously listed incorrectly. Other survivors, not previously listed, include eight grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. The family will be in the Funeral home from 7 to 8:30 tonight.
Note: this clipping from the collection of Audrey (King) Maples has a handwritten date of December 26, 1977 in the margin. [15 Dec 1890 - 26 Dec 1977] Contributed by Rada Beth (Hayden) Maples.
Wampler, Elsie P. (French) 15 Dec 1890 - 26 Dec 1977 OH 5 Jan 1978 p7
[Note: Daughter of John & Jessie (Brown) French; married Oliver Wampler 12 Feb 1886 - 28 Apr 1980]
BILLINGS - Services for Mrs. Elsie Wampler, 87, Louisville, KY, were at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Billings United Methodist Church with the Rev. Harold Hunter and Arthur Daugherty officiating. Burial was in Frazier Cemetery near Boaz, under the direction of Meadors of Billings. Mrs. Wampler died at 10:40 p.m. Monday in the Methodist Evangelical Hospital, Louisville, after along illness. The address of her son, John of Mason, Ariz, was previously listed incorrectly. Other survivors, not previously listed, include eight grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
Wampler, Eugene 22 Oct 1882 - Dec 1968
[Note: Son of John Wilson & Elizabeth (Huff) Wampler; married Lula Mae Johnson]
Eugene Wampler, 86, who owned and operated the general store in Clever 40 years, then worked 20 years for Rubenstein’s here, died at 9:15 p.m. Friday in Springdale, Ark., Memorial Hospital. He had been living with a daughter in Springdale. A member of First Baptist Church, Mr. Wampler is survived by the daughter, Mrs. Robert C. Reed; three brothers, Lloyd, 2047 East Wayland, Leonard, 1001 South Broadway and Oliver, Billings; two sisters, Mrs. W. R. Johnson, 834 East Grand and Mrs. Verda Deaver, 1047 West Monroe Terrace; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Ralph Thieme Chapel with Dr. Thomas S. Field officiating. Burial will be in Frazier Cemetery near Boaz in Christian County.
Note: This clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner has a handwritten date of 20 December 1968, in the margin.
Wampler, Eugene 22 Oct 1882 - 20 Dec 1968 CCR 26 Dec 1968 p8
[Note: Son of John W. & Elizabeth ( ) Wampler; married Lula Mae Johnson 9 Jan 1883 - 13 Oct 1959]
Eugene Wampler, 86, who owned and operated the general store in Clever 40 years, then worked 20 years for Rubenstein’s in Springfield, died at 9:15 p.m. Friday in Springdale, Ark. Memorial Hospital. He had been living with a daughter in Springdale. A member of First Baptist Church, Mr. Wampler is survived by the daughter, Mrs. Robert C. Reed; three brothers, Leonard, Springfield, Leonard, Springfield, and Oliver, Billings; two sisters, Mrs. W. R. Johnson and Mrs. Verda Deaver, Springfield and three grandchildren. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Monday in the Ralph Thieme Chapel with Dr. Thomas S. Field officiating. Burial was in Frazier Cemetery near Boaz in Christian County.
Wampler, George “Bill” 12 Aug 1928 - 11 Nov 1987
[Note: Son of Harold Howard & Mabel N. ( ) Wampler; married Judy who m/1 Miller]
George “Bill” Wampler, 59, of Springfield, died Mary. 11, in his home after a 2-1/2 year illness. Services for Mr. Wampler were held Saturday in Meadors chapel, Republic, with the Rev. Joe Fahl officiating. Burial was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Clever. Mr. Wampler was born in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. While young, he moved to Clever, where he attended school. He moved from Clever in June of this year to Springfield. Mr. Wampler started his sales career at the Outlet Furniture Store in Springfield in 1954. He as a salesman there until 1970. He then joined the Sunshine Appliance Mart, where he was a salesman and later became manager. He took medical retirement in 1985. Mr. Wimple’s survivors include his wife, Judy; a daughter Debbie Earhart, of Oklahoma; three stepdaughters, Julie Mathis, of Mississippi, Donna Franz of Springfield, and Becky Smith of California; two stepsons, Bill Miller, Jr., and Michael Miller, both of New York; four brothers, Harold. Jr., Clever, Sidney, Nixa, Jerry, Ozark, and David, Fair Grove; a sister, Joan Williams, Rolla; and a step grandchild Memorial contributions may be made to hospice. Handwritten dated 1997. Contributed by Clever Older Adults Assoc. and Bea Gardner.
Wampler, Gernade W. 28 Feb 1881 - 23 Nov 1934 CCR 29 Nov 1934 p1
[Note: Son of John Wilson & Elizabeth (Huff) Wampler; married 4 May 1902 Gillie Estes 27 Feb 1883 - 5 May 1904; married 4 Nov 1907 Ella Ervin 1884 - 1936]
Gernade W. Wampler was born in Virginia Feb. 28, 1881. He came with his parents to the Boaz community 39 years ago and lived in this community until his death Nov. 23, 1934. He was married to Gillie Estes on May 4, 1902. She died about two years after their marriage. On Nov. 4, 1907, he was married to Ella Ervin. To this union one child was born. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Lola Mae, and seven brothers and four sisters, William, Eugene, Leonard and Javin of Clever, Mo., Lloyd and [UNREADABLE] iver of Billings and Gus of Springfield. The sisters are Mrs. Dora Hi [UNREADABLE]s, Mrs. Verda Deavers and Mrs. Stella Ervin, all of Clever, and Mrs. Laura Johnson of Springfield. Other relatives and a host of friends mourn his departure. He was converted and joined the Methodist church about 28 years ago. He was a good citizen, an agreeable neighbor, a consistent Christian, as well as a faithful, kind and loving husband and father. Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:30 in the M.E. Church at the Frazier Chapel, conducted by Rev. S. D. Frazier assisted by Rev. Hold of Clever and Rev. Arthur Gray of Billings, with burial there under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.
Wampler, Harold Howard, Sr. 30 Mar 1897 - 12 Sep 1977 OH 15 Sep 1977 p10
[Note: Son of William & Laura Bell (Smith) Wampler; married Mabel N. 4 Jan 1905 - 1 Feb 1973]
CLEVER - Harold H. Wampler, 80, Clever, died Monday morning at Cox Medical Center after a long illness. He was a longtime resident of the Clever and Boaz communities and was a member of the Clever Methodist Church. Survivors include five sons, Harold, Jr., Clever, Sidney, Nixa, Bill and David, both of Springfield, and Jerry, Ozark; a daughter, Mrs. Jo Ann Williams, Owensville; a brother, Guy, Reeds Spring; a sister, Mrs. Grace Ghan, Strafford; 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Clever Methodist C Church with the Revs. Larkin Haden and Frank Gilmore officiating. Burial was in Wise Hill Cemetery north of Clever under direction of Meadors. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Wampler, Harold H., Sr. 30 Mar 1897 - 12 Sep 1977 OH 22 Dec 1977 p11
At this holiday season, this poem is in memory of my Dad, Harold Wampler, Sr., Clever, Mo.
He was a man to fit the Lord,
Sturdy and stark his hand, Solid as a rock beneath the soil.
And like the land, He wore exceedingly well
Mellowing with the years ‘till we could tell...
He moved in harmony with God and earth,
Excepting death, the natural end of birth.
While Dad lived, her played the game,
Leaving the earth better than when he came.
Wampler, Harold Howard, Jr. 30 Mar 1925 - 20 Oct 2010 SN-L 22 Oct 2010 & CCH-N 27 Oct 2010
[Note: Son of Harold Howard & Mabel ( ) Wampler, Sr.; married 22 Jun 1946 Evelyn Louise Sneed]
Harold Howard Wampler, Jr., age 85, of Clever, Missouri, passed away from this life to join with our Lord on Wednesday, October 20, 2010, in Cox South Hospital, Springfield, Missouri. He was born on March 30, 1925 in Fort Smith, Arkansas, the son of Harold and Mabel Wampler, Sr. Harold attended Clever High School. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War. On June 22, 1946 Harold was united in marriage to Evelyn Louise Sneed. He and his wife have been life long members of the Clever United Methodist Church. He worked for and later managed Wampler and Sons Gas Company in Clever. He then worked as a Deputy Sheriff in Christian County, Missouri, until 1973 when he was appointed Deputy Juvenile Officer for the 38th Judicial Circuit of Missouri. Harold later became the Chief Juvenile Officer, retiring from that position in 1991. He continued to work for the court as the court bailiff until 2001. His parents; two brothers, Sidney and Bill; and one sister, Joan, preceded Harold in death. He is survived by his wife Evelyn, who continues to live in Clever; a son, Ronald Stephen Wampler and his wife, Jacqueline, Ozark; a daughter, Deanne Gayle Wampler, Springfield; two grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren; two brothers, Jerry Wampler and his wife, Cathy, Nixa, and David Wampler and his wife, Carolyn, Springfield; a sister in law, Betty Wampler, Nixa; and many other relatives and close friends. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, October 22, 2010, in Meadors Funeral Home, Clever. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, in the United Methodist Church in Clever, with Reverend Mary Ann Morris and Pastor Regina Bohannon officiating, under the direction of the funeral home. Burial will follow the service, with Military Honors, in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Clever. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the church. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com
Wampler, Javen S. 5 Jul 1895 - 12 Dec 1953
[Note: Son of John Wilson & Elizabeth (Huff) Wampler; married Lois Mollie Hair 16 May 1902 - 12 Mar 1941; married Winnifred]
Funeral services for Javen S. Wampler, 58, who died early yesterday in the Aurora Hospital following a heart attack suffered at his home north of Marionville, will be held at 2 p.m. today in the Bradford-Surridge Chapel in Marionville. Burial will be in Frazier Cemetery near Clever. Mr. Wampler is survived by his wife, Winnifred; two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Freeman of Lawrence, Kan., and Mrs. Pauline Sollenger of Winfield, Kan.; three sons, Howard of Winfield, and Jamie and Earl, both of Arkansas City, Kan.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Lucille Stringer of St. Louis and Miss Lillian Hendrix of Los Angeles; three sisters, Mrs. Laura Johnson, Mrs. Verda Deaver of Springfield and Mrs. Stella Ervin of Clever; four brothers, Oliver of Billings, Eugene, Leonard and Lloyd Wampler, all of Springfield; and four grandchildren.
Note: This clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner has a handwritten date of December 1953, in the margin.
Wampler, Javen S. 5 Jul 1895 - 12 Dec 1953 CCR 17 Dec 1953 p4
Funeral services for Javen S. Wampler, 58, who died early Saturday in the Aurora Hospital following a heart attack suffered at his home north of Marionville, were held Sunday in the Bradford-Surridge Chapel in Marionville. Burial was in Frazier Cemetery near Clever. Mr. Wampler is survived by his wife, Winnifred; two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Freeman of Lawrence, Kan and Mrs,. Pauline Sollengerger of Winfield, Kan; three sons, Howard of Winfield, And Jamie and earl, both of Arkansas City, Kan., two step-daughters, Mrs. Lucille Stringer of St, Louis and Miss Lillian Hendrix of Los Angeles; three sisters, Mrs. Laura Johnson, Mrs. Verda Deaver of Springfield and Mrs. Stella Ervin of Clever; four brothers, Oliver of Billings, Eugene, Leonard and Lloyd Wampler, all of Springfield and four grandchildren.
Wampler, L. Odene 6 Feb 1940 - 13 Feb 2008 SN-L 15 Feb 2008
[Note: Son of Bill & Mary Lou ( ) Wampler; married 28 Mar 1959 Betty Priuce]
L. Odene Wampler In loving memory of a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend that will be missed by all. L. Odene Wampler, 68, Nixa, passed away Feb. 13, 2008, in Springfield. He was born Feb. 6, 1940, in Englewood, Tenn. Odene graduated from Englewood High School in 1958 and earned B.A. and Master's degrees from Anderson College in Anderson, Ind., in 1973. Odene retired as a minister in 2002. He was a member of First Church of God in Springfield. His hobbies included reading and yard work. On March 28, 1959, he married Betty Price in Knoxville, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his father, Bill Wampler; mother Mary Lou Wampler; and brother Roy Lynn Wampler. Survivors include his wife Betty; daughter Claudia Braschler and husband, Todd; son Phil Wampler and wife, Malissa; son Don Wampler and wife, Jennifer; eight grandchildren, Nick Braschler, Tyler Braschler, Jacob Braschler, Stephanie Wampler, Macy Wampler, Makayla Wampler, Taylyn Wampler and Brayden Wampler, and is expecting his ninth grandchild in March; sisters, Jeanette Bishop and Billy Tallent and husband, Arnold; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and many close friendships that he has formed over the years. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. today, Feb. 15, 2008, at Greenlawn Funeral Home East, Springfield. A funeral service will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at Bordwine Funeral Home in Etoah, Tenn., with burial in Memorial Gardens, Etoah, Tenn., on Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to First Church of God building fund, 720 East Norton Road, Springfield, MO 65803.
Wampler, Laura Bell (Smith) 26 Jul 1875 - 29 Dec 1963 CCR 2 Jan 1964 p1
[Note: Married William M. Wampler]
Mrs. Laura Belle Wampler, 88, of Clever, died at her home Sunday night, She was a member of the Clever Methodist Church. Surviving are two sons, Harold, Clever, and Guy, Reeds Spring; two daughters, Mrs. Grace Ghan, Strafford, and Mrs. Helen Chastain, Springfield and nine grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Methodist Church in Clever with the Rev. D. S. Frazier officiating. Burial was in Wise Hill under direction of Cantrell.
Wampler, Lois Mollie (Hair) 16 May 1902 - 12 Mar 1941 CCR 20 Mar 1941 p5
[Note: Daughter of Frank & Patsy (Estes) Hair; married 29 Feb 1920 Javen S. Wampler 5 Jul 1895 - 12 Dec 1953]
Funeral services for Mrs. Lois Wampler were conducted last Friday afternoon in the Clever Baptist Church by the Rev. Floyd Hanks of Ozark and the Rev. F.L. Wise of Clever. Mrs. Wampler, who died March 12 at the age of 38, was buried in the Frazier Chapel under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever. Surviving her are her husband Javin Wampler and five children: Hazel Deeds of Springfield, Howard, Pauline, Jamie and Earl, all of the home; her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hair of Brown Springs; three brothers, Ernest of Hurley and Sherman and Homer of Brown Springs; a sister, Audie Gold of Nixa. Brothers-in-law of Mrs. Wampler were pallbearers, Oliver, Gene, Gus, Loyd and Will Wampler and Harley Gold.
Wampler, Lois (Hair) 16 May 1902 - 12 Mar 1941
Funeral services for Mrs. Lois Wampler, 38, who died at her home in Clever Wednesday night following a lingering illness, will be at 2 o’clock this afternoon in the Clever Baptist Church under direction of the Maples Funeral Home. The Rev. Floyd Hanks and the Rev. Mr. F. L. Wise will officiate. Mrs. Wampler was a lifelong resident of that vicinity. Survivors include her husband, Javin; two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Deeds of Springfield, and Miss Pauline Wampler of the home; three sons, Howard, Jamie and Earl Wampler, all of the home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hair of near Hurley; a sister, Mrs. Audie Gold of Nixa, Route One; and three brothers, Ernest Hair of Hurley, and Homer and Sherman Hair, both of Billings, Route One.
Note: This clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner is not dated.
Wampler, Lula Mae (Johnson) Reed 9 Jan 1883 - 13 Oct 1959
[Note: Daughter of William Kimbrough “Kem” & Nancy Jane (Matthews) Wampler; married ? Reed; married Eugene Wampler]
Mrs. Eugene Wampler, 76, of 1019 East Delmar, died at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday in St. John’s Hospital, where she had been a patient 99 days. She had been ill about three years. Mrs. Wampler moved here in 1942 from Clever, where she had spent her entire life before coming to Springfield. She and her husband, Eugene, were members of the First Baptist Church here. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Robert C. Reed of Raytown, and three grandchildren. Jewell Windle has charge of arrangements. Burial will be in the Frazier Cemetery.
Note: this clipping from the collection of Audrey (King) Maples has a handwritten date of October 13, 1959 in the margin. Contributed by Rada Beth (Hayden) Maples.
Wampler, Lula Mae (Johnson) Reed 9 Jan 1883 - 13 Oct 1959 CCR 15 Oct 1959 p3
Funeral services for Mrs. Eugene Wampler, 76, at 1019 East Delmar, Springfield, who died Tuesday at St. John’s Hospital will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in Jewell Windle Chapel Springfield with Rev. Fred Eastham officiating. Burial will be in Frazier Cemetery under direction of Windle. A native of Clever, she lived there until moving to Springfield in 1942. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Springfield. Survivors include her husband, Eugene Wampler, a daughter, Mrs. Robert Reed of Raytown, and three grandchildren.
Wampler, Mable C. 4 Jan 1905 - 1 Feb 1973
[Note: married Harold Howard Wampler, Sr. 30 Mar 1897 - 12 Sep 1977; spelling from tombstone is Mabel]
Mrs. Mable C. Wampler, 68, of Clever died at Cox Medical Center at 4:30 a.m. Thursday after a short illness. A longtime resident of Clever, she was a member of the Clever Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Harold; five sons, Harold, Jr., of Clever, Sidney of Nixa, Bill and David, both of Springfield and Jerry of Ozark; one daughter, Mrs. Joan Williams of Owensville; and one sister, Mrs. Nancy Collier of Jackson, Mississippi. Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Clever Methodist Church with the Rev. Larkin Hayden officiating. Burial was in Wise Hill Cemetery under the direction of Cantrell of Clever. [on tombstone, name spelled Mabel]
Note: This clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner is not dated.
Wampler, Mabel C. 4 Jan 1905 - 1 Feb 1973 OH 8 Feb 1973 p8
CLEVER - Mrs. Mable C. Wampler, 68, of Clever, died at Cox Medical Center at 4:30 a.m. after a short illness. A longtime resident of Clever, she was a member of the Clever Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Harold; five sons, Harold, Jr. of Clever, Sidney of Nixa, Bill and David, both of Springfield and Jerry of Ozark; one daughter, Mrs. Joan Williams, of Owensville; and one sister, Mrs. Nancy Collier, of Jackson, Miss. Funeral services were under direction of Cantrell of Clever.
Wampler, Nancy Naomi (King) Hedgpeth 23 Nov 1889 - 27 Dec 1977
[Note: Daughter of Lewis Little & Lucinda (Carter) King; married ? Hedgpeth; married Lloyd Wampler 5 Jan 1889 - 13 Jun 1982]
Services for Mrs. Nancy Wampler, 88, of 2047 E. Wayland, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Grace United Methodist Church with Dr. Solomon F. Walter officiating. Burial will be in Frazier Cemetery, near Boaz, under direction of Gorman-Scharpf-Abbott. Mrs. Wampler died at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday in St. John’s Hospital after a long illness. The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8 tonight.
Note: this clipping from the collection of Audrey (King) Maples has a handwritten date of December 27, 1977 in the margin.
Contributed by Rada Beth (Hayden) Maples.
Wampler, Oliver 12 Feb 1886 - 28 Apr 1980
[Note: Son of John Wilson & Elizabeth (Huff) Wampler]
Services for Oliver Wampler, 94, Louisville, Ky., a former Billings resident, were held last Friday in Meadors Chapel with the Rev. Clifford Sleeth officiating. Burial was in Frazier Cemetery near Boaz. Mr. Wampler died April 28 in a nursing home in Louisville after a long illness. He was a member of the Billings United Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, John W., Mason, Ark.; two daughters, Mrs. June Wageman, Louisville and Mrs. Lucille Williams, Arlington, Texas; a brother, Lloyd, Springfield; eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Note: this clipping is from the collection of Audrey (King) Maples.
Contributed by Rada Beth (Hayden) Maples.
Wampler, Sidney Collier 20 Dec 1926 - 11 Oct 1989 OH 19 Oct 1989
[Note: Son of Harold Howard & Mable C. ( ) Wampler; married Betty]
Sidney Collier Wampler, 62, of Nixa, died Oct. 11 in Cox Medical Center South in Springfield. Services were Sunday in Harris Colonial Chapel, Nixa, with the Rev. Kenneth Brady officiating. Burial was in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Clever. Mr. Wampler was born Dec. 20, 1926 in Fort Smith, Ark., and was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Mable Wampler, and his brother, Bill. Survivors include his wife, Betty, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Ray Triplett, Springfield; a son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Glenda Wampler, Aurora; a grandson, Travis Wampler; a granddaughter, Brittany Wampler; a sister, Joan Williams, Rolla; and three brothers, Harold Wampler, Jr., Clever, Jerry, Ozark, and David, Springfield.
Wampler, William 27 Sep 1875 - 12 Oct 1946 CCR 17 Oct 1946 p1
[Note: Son of John Wilson & Elizabeth (Huff) Wampler; married 30 Oct 1894 Laura Belle Smith 26 Jul 1875 - 29 Dec 1963]
William Wampler, well known retired merchant of the Clever community, passed away at his home near Clever on Oct. 12, 1946, following a lingering illness. Mr. Wampler was born in Norton, Va., in the year 1875 and moved to Missouri when he was 21 years of age, settling on a farm near Boaz. He later was in the mercantile and canning business in Clever. He was united in marriage with Miss Laura Bell Smith on Oct. 30, 1894, and to this union were born seven children, three of whom preceded their father in death. Mr. Wampler was converted to Christ at a camp meeting in Lee county, Virginia, at the age of 17 but transferred his membership to the Methodist church after coming to the Methodist church after coming to Missouri. He was a faithful member throughout his lifetime. Surviving are his wife, Laura Belle; two sons, Harold Wampler of Clever and Guy Wampler of Reed Springs; two daughters, Mrs. Grace Ghan of Strafford, and Mrs. Helen Chastain of Springfield; five brothers and three sisters; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Clever Methodist church by the pastor, Rev. Haney. Burial was made in the Wise Hill cemetery under the direction of the Maples Funeral Home of Clever.
Wang, Fred Orville 5 Sep 1892 - 11 Jan 1961 CCR 19 Jan 1961 p8
[Note: Son of George & ? ( ) Wang; married Myrtle E. Lind 24 Aug 1894 - 20 Mar 1962]
Funeral services for Fred Orville Wang, 68, of Spokane, who died Wednesday, January 11, at the Veterans Hospital at Fayetteville, Ark. after an illness of several months, were held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Spokane Baptist Church, with Rev. Wilbur Blansit and Rev. Tommy Bilyeu officiating. Burial was in National Cemetery, Springfield under direction of Harris Funeral Home of Nixa. A native of Tiffin, Mo., Mr. Wang lived at Wood Lake, Neb., until moving to Spokane 22 years ago. He was a member of the Church of God, Woodmen of the World and a veteran of World War I. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Myrtle E. Wang of Spokane, his father, George Wang of Wood, S. D.; four brothers, Jack Wang of White River, S. D., Homer Wang of Wood, Randall Wang of Crookston, Neb. and Abner of Brown Lee, Neb.; six sisters, Mrs. Alice Lotspeich, Mrs. Esther Baxter and Mrs. Doris Mundt of Albany, Ore., Mrs. Ruth Hassel of Escondido, Calif., Mrs. Nellie Lane of Pendleton, Ore. and Mrs. Faye Bates of Bremerton, Wash.
Wang, Myrtle E. (Lind) 24 Aug 1894 - 20 Mar 1962 CCR 22 Mar 1962 p1
[Note: married Fred Orville Wang 5 Sep 1892 - 11 Jan 1961]
Mrs. Myrtle Wang, 66. of Spokane, died at 1 a.m. Tuesday at Mercy Villa Rest Home in Nixa.
A native of Nebraska, she had been a resident of Spokane since 1938. Survivors include a brother, Henry Lind of Oakland, Calif. and a sister, Mrs. Gladys Simpson of Los Angeles. Harris Funeral Home of Nixa is in charge of arrangements.
Ward, Alice E. (Puryear) 3 Apr 1917 - 16 Aug 1983 OH 25 Aug 1983 p8
[Note: married Victor Ward; age in obit disagrees with birth date on SSDI]
Services for Alice E. Ward, 66, Seymour, were held Aug. 18 in Berman-Miller Chapel with the Rev. Roy Cantrell officiating, Burial was in Seymour Masonic Cemetery. Mrs. Ward died Aug. 16 in St. John’s Regional Health center, Springfield, after a long illness. A lifelong Seymour resident, she was a homemaker and a member of Seymour First Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Victor; a son, Curtis, Rogersville; a daughter, Mrs. Karen Thompson, Rogersville; a brother, W. T. Puryear, Longview, Wash.; three sisters, Mrs. Louise Jennings, Seymour, Mrs. Frances Kelly, Ash Grove, and Mrs. Margaret Howard, Springfield; and two grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and left at the funeral home.
Ward, Alvin “Junior” 24 Oct 1940 - 9 Oct 2010 SN-L 10 Oct 2010
[Note: Son of Tom & Velma ( ) Ward]
Alvin "Junior" Ward, 69, of Springfield, a loving father and PaPa, was born October 24, 1940, and passed away October 8, 2010, after a long illness. He graduated from Hartville High School, and worked as a Construction Superintendent for over 30 years. He was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church. He enjoyed coon hunting and going to auctions. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Velma Ward. He is survived by his long time friend and companion, Roxie Starnes, of Springfield; sons, Steve Ward, of Nixa, and Mike Ward and wife Susan, of Springfield; daughter, Tricia Yim and husband Reth, of Springfield; grandchildren, Lindsey Ward, of Nixa, and Kameo Yim, of Springfield; brothers, Vic Ward and wife Rose, of Leavenworth, Kansas, Jerry Ward and wife Glenda, of Grovespring, and Perry Ward and wife Vicki, of Lebanon; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be Tuesday, October 12, 2010, at 1 p.m., in Greenlawn Funeral Home East. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday, October 11, 2010, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association "Non-smoking education department."
Ward, Bernice (Ledbetter) 1897 - 12 Jan 1965 CCR 21 Jan 1965 p1
Funeral services for Mrs. Bernice Ward, 67, were at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Chapel Hill Church south of Mountain View. The Revs. Arch Bolerjack and William T. White officiated. Burial was in Chapel Hill Cemetery under direction of Duncan. Mrs. Ward, a life long resident of Mountain View, died at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at the home of a brother, F. A. Ledbetter, Ozark, following a lengthy illness. She is also survived by four other brothers, Ira, Coldwater, Kan., A. V., Buffalo, G. W. Wichita, and the Rev. W. R. Ward, Bonne Terre (SIC).
Ward, Bess L. 15 Aug 1885 - 2 Jun 1967 CCR 8 Jun 1967 p1
Funeral services for Mrs. Bess L. Ward, 80, Nixa who died at 1:45 p.m. Friday in St. John’s Hospital, were held at 1 p.m. Monday in Eminence Chapel with burial under direction of Duncan in Muncel Chapel Cemetery. The casket was closed before the service Monday. She is survived by two sons, Bennett, Tallahassee, Fla. and Lyman, Lawrence, Ariz.; two daughters, Miss June R. Ward, Arlington, Va. and Mrs. Helen W. Hawkins, Nixa.
Ward, Bessie Ruth 1 Oct 1912 - 18 Mar 1927 CCR 24 Mar 1927 p1
[Note: Daughter of John W. & Maggie (McElhaney) Ward]
Bessie Ruth Ward, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ward died at the home of her parents in Nixa on March 18th at 5 o’clock p.m. after a lingering illness. She was 14 years, 3 months and 17 days old. Funeral services were held at the residence on Saturday, March 19th at 2:00 o’clock p.m. with Rev. B. Frank West of Springfield officiating. Burial was made in the McConnell cemetery under the direction of T. B. Chaffin, local undertaker.
Ward, Betty B. (Blevins) 1924 - 2 Feb 1964 CCR 13 Feb 1964 p1
[Note: Daughter of James William & Laura Alice (Williams) Blevins]
Mrs. Betty B. Ward, 39, died Sunday, Feb. 2 in Lakewood Hospital in Long Beach, Calif. She was a former resident of Ozark. Survivors include her husband, Byron, her mother, Mrs. Laura Blevins; two brothers, Kyle and Carl Blevins; two sisters, Mrs. Chlorene Hedgpeth and Ella Jean Maynard. Funeral services were Wednesday, Feb.. 5 at Lakewood Mortuary with burial in Forrest Lawn Cypress, Long Beach, Calif.