Weeks, Ada, d. 2003 - Wells, Mary Minerva, d. 1944


Weeks, Ada (Wideman) Haile 20 Sep 1912 - 17 Mar 2003  CCH-N 2 Apr 2003

[Note: married James Irvile Haile; married 15 Mar 1957 Merle E. Weeks 8 Feb 1922 - 26 Sep 2003]

Ada Weeks, 90, Springfield, died at 7:15 a.m. March 17, 2003, at A Little Bit of Country Private Care, Sparta. Weeks retired from M.F.A. packing company after 30 years. Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Merle Weeks; daughter Betty Preston, Sparta; four grandchildren, Sandy Smith and husband Jerry, Ozark, Rexanna Aldridge and husband Terry, Sparta, Sheila Oxburn and husband Ron, Rogersville, Glen Preston and wife Rose, Sparta; 11 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; brother Claude Wideman, St. Clair; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of family and friends. Weeks was preceded in death by her husband, James Irvile Haile; and 11 brothers and sisters. Graveside services were at 2 p.m. March 19 in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens under the direction of Greenlawn North Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice.

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Weeks, Esther Elma (Thompson) 29 Aug 1908 - 27 Jan 1989 OH 2 Feb 1989

[Note: Daughter of Levi & Celesa (  ) Thompson; married Roy E. Weeks 20 Mar 1907 - 9 Aug 1989]

Esther Elma Weeks, 80, of Ozark, died at 11:20 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27 at Cox Medical Center South; Springfield, after a short illness. Graveside services for Mrs. Weeks were held Jan. 30 with the Rev. Dean Cox officiating. Burial in Selmore Cemetery was under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Mrs. Weeks was born Aug. 29, 1908 in Kokomo, Indiana to Levi and Celesa Thompson. She was united in marriage to Roy Weeks. They moved to Ozark in 1981 after living in Billings for 10 years and in Springfield for 20 years. Mrs. Weeks was a homemaker, and was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Roy, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Wesley and Shirley Weeks, Jacksonville, Florida, and Bob and Janet Weeks, Rogersville; one daughter and son-in-law, Zelma and Willard Gann, Ozark; 11 grandchildren and. 17 great-grandchildren.


Weeks, Merle E. 8 Feb 1922 - 26 Sep 2003 SN-L 28 Sep 2003

[Note: Son of Robert & Mildred (  ) Weeks; married 15 Mar 1957 Ada Widemann 20 Sep 1912 - 17 Mar 2003   m/1 Haile]

Merle E. Weeks, 81, formerly of Springfield, passed away Friday, Sept. 26, 2003, in the Little Bit of Country Home in Sparta, Mo., after a long illness. Merle was born Feb. 8, 1922, in Eureka, Ark., the son of Robert and Mildred Weeks. He was employed at Quinn Coffee Co. until his retirement in 1985. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) until its disbandment at the beginning of World War II. During the war, he was employed in several defense and military installations since he was unable to qualify due to health reasons. On Nov. 15, 1957, he was united in marriage to Ada Haile. She preceded him in death in March of 2003. His parents, two sisters and a son-in-law also preceded him in death. He is survived by his brother, Robert J. Weeks and his wife, Betty, Republic; one daughter, Betty Preston of Sparta; four grandchildren, Sandra and Jerry Smith of Ozark, Rexanna and Terry Aldridge of Sparta, Sheila and Ron Osburn of Rogersville, and Glen and Rose Preston of Sparta; 11 great-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Palmer Pellham. The family would like to thank Community Hospice of America, Roselee Woods, and the staff at Little Bit of Country Home. Visitation will be held at Greenlawn Funeral Home North from 5 to 7 p.m. today. Graveside services will be Monday, Sept. 29, 2003, at 1 p.m. in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens under the direction of Greenlawn North. Contributions may be made to Hospice of America Foundation.


Weeks, Roy Edgar 20 Mar 1907 - 9 Aug 1989  OH 17 Aug 1989

[Note: Son of Wesley C. & Polly (Newson) Weeks; married 3 Nov 1932 Esther Elma Thompson 29 Aug 1908 - 27 Jan 1989]

Roy Edgar Weeks, 82, of Ozark, died Aug. 9 after a short illness. Graveside services for Mr. Weeks were held Aug. 11 in Selmore Cemetery with the Rev. Dean Cox officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Mr. Weeks was born March 20, 1907 in Hoisington, Kansas, the son of Wesley C. and Polly Newson Weeks. He was baptized into the Christian Church at Fowler, Kansas in 1920. Weeks married Esther Elma Thompson Nov. 3, 1932. She preceded him in death in January of this year. Mr. Weeks moved to Ozark from Billings in 1981. He was a retired machinist with the Frisco Railroad. Surviving are two sons, Wesley Weeks, Branson, and Robert Weeks, Rogersville; a daughter, Zelma Gann, Ozark; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.


Wehle, Virginia 20 Apr 1939 - 22 Feb 2005 SN-L 24 Feb 2005

Virginia Wehle, 65, of Ozark, died February 22, 2005. Graveside funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, February 24, 2005, in Bruner Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.


Wehrle, Michael V. 18 Sep 1950 -  9 Apr 1985 OH 2 May 1985 p8

[Note: Son of Thomas W. & Mary Ann (Hood) Wehrle]

Wehrle Michael V.. Tuesday April 9, 1985, beloved son of Mary Ann Hood and Thomas W. Wehrle, dear father of Alicia and Shane, brother of Tommie Lyn and Daniel I. Wehrle, grandson of Carroll and Mary Lively and Dorothy Wehrle, nephew and cousin, Funeral from Schrader Funeral Home, Manchester Rd. at  Holloway, Ballwin, Mo. Thurs, 10 a.m. Interment Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation Wed, 2-5 and 6-9 p.m.


Wehrman,  Harlan Henry 1 Aug 1925 - 1 Mar 2004  SN-L 3 Mar 2004

[Note: Son of Herbert & Clara (Brinkhoff) Wehrman; married 22 Jun 1952 Natalie Ann Seboldt]

Harlan Henry Wehrman went home to be with his Savior on March 1, 2004. He was born in Lockwood, Mo., on Aug. 1, 1925, to Clara (Brinkhoff) and Herbert Wehrman. His entry into God's kingdom came when he was baptized on Aug. 16, 1925, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lockwood. He confirmed his faith in his Savior on April 10, 1938, at Immanuel. He married Natalie Ann Seboldt on June 22, 1952, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Springfield, Mo. To this union two sons and three daughters were born. As a youth, Harlan was interested in preserving and conserving soils for future generations and that became his goal. He was a graduate of the University of Missouri Columbia in 1950 with a BS degree in Agriculture with an emphasis in Agronomy. A lifelong farmer, Harlan was also manager of the MFA Fertilizer Plant in Lockwood for eighteen years. For a few years he taught agricultural subjects to veterans. Throughout his life, he helped farmers and hoped to be an innovator with improving the soil. He and his son, Nathan, received the soil conservation award. He belonged to the Farm Bureau, Southwest Prairie Foundation, and had been a member of the local Farmer's Exchange Board. Harlan was a lifetime member of Immanuel Lutheran Church serving as Elder, Treasurer, Sunday School Superintendent, Secretary, Southwest Circuit Representative, and served on the Stewardship Committee for many years. He also was a Missouri Federation Council Officer and Lamplighter for Aid Association of Lutherans, a member of the Association of Lutheran Older Adults, and Lutheran Laymen's League. He was a World War II veteran, serving in Japan for one year and belonged to the American Legion. He was instrumental in the planning and the procuring of funds to build the Legion building in Lockwood. Preceding Harlan in death were his father, mother and brother, Carl Lewis Wehrman. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Natalie; two sons, Nathan and wife Kaylyn, and Brian and wife Pam, Lockwood; three daughters, Marcel Maupin, Edmond, Okla., Stephanie van Ulft and husband Carlo, Greenville, Ill., and Denise Hennig and husband James, Prairietown, Ill.; eight grandchildren, Claire, Caleb, Sarah, Olivia Wehrman, Jessica, Angela, Joshua, and Michelle Hennig; one step-granddaughter, Mandy Koziol; one sister, Dorothy Brand and husband Charles, Springfield, Mo.; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Wehrman, Kirbyville, Mo., and Ruth Seboldt, Ozark, Mo.; and mother-in-law, Isabel Seboldt, Lockwood, Mo. Funeral service will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lockwood, at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 4. Interment follows at Immanuel Cemetery. Visitation will be held today from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lockwood Funeral Chapel. Memorials may be given to the Harlan Wehrman Scholarship Fund for Lockwood High School in care of Community Foundation of the Ozarks, the LCMS Foundation, Missouri. Services are under the care of Lockwood Funeral Chapel.


Weimer, Marjorie A. (Pittenger) 27 Jul 1931 – 27 Aug 1995  CCH-N 13 Sep 1995

[Note: Daughter of Aubrey & Pauline (Sturgeon) Pittenger; married 17 Aug 1953 Charles Weimer]

Marjorie A. Weimer, 64, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 1995, at her home. Marjorie was born July 27, 1931 at Sardis, Mississippi to Aubrey and Pauline (Sturgeon) Pittenger. She moved with her family to Columbia, MO. in 1940 at the age of nine. She received her education there, and also attended the University of Missouri. On Aug. 17, 1953, Marjorie was married to Charles Weimer in Columbia, MO. They made their home there until 1956, while Charles was attending the University of Missouri. From 1956 until moving to their present home in Saunders County, Nebraska, they had lived in various locations in the country. In 1965 they moved to Saunders County. Marjorie had been active in 4-H leadership and also with Girl Scouts. She had served on the Great Plains Girl Scout Council. The Weimers were members of the Eagles Nest Worship Center in Omaha. Survivors include: her husband, Charles; a son, David Weimer, Los Angeles, CA.; three daughters, Ruth Ellen Kuhn, Linwood, Lee Ann Schlueter, Hooper, and Sandra DeGraff of Omaha; fourteen grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother, Donald E. Pittenger of West Hills, Calif.; and a sister, Evelyn Goodson of Ozark, MO.


Weis, Peter E. 21 Dec 1918 - 29 Jan 1989 OH 9 Feb 1989

[Note: married Elinor]

Peter E. Weis, formerly of Springfield, died at 4:30 a.m. Jan. 29 in Sarasota, Florida, after a short illness. A memorial service for Mr. Weis was held Feb. 3 at Christ Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Carl E. Wilke officiating. The body was cremated. Mr. Weis was a retired vice president of Fasco Industries at Ozark. He is survived by his wife, Elinor; two sons, Steven and Peter, Jr.; and five grandchildren. Memorials are suggested to Christ Episcopal Church or to a charity of the donor's choice.


Weisenberg, Uric Spurgeon 25 Mar 1889 - 4 Dec 1924 CCR 12 Dec 1924 p1

[Note: Son of Nolcy & Sallie Alice (Rutherford) Weisenberg; dated Ora Godsey 11 years; tombstone spells first name Urick]

Uric Spurgeon Weisenberg was born March 25, 1889 near Sparta, Mo and died at Webb City, Mo. Of miner’s tuberculosis December 4th. He is survived by 3 sisters, Mrs. Stella Moseley of Kissee Mills; Mrs. Florence Workman of Sparta and Mrs. Nettie Workman of Chadwick, and one brother, Webb Weisenberg of Lead, S. D. His body was brought overland by Webb City Undertaking Co., abbompanied by Mrs. Moseley and his brother, Webb, also his sweetheart of the past 11 years, Miss Ora Godsey, Ted Godsey and intimate friend, Miss Lena Medley, all of Carterville, Mo. Rev. Elijah Hanks preached his funeral in the Christian Church at Sparta. He was laid to rest by the side of his father, mother and sister, Mrs. Lottie Johnson, who preceded him in death.


Weiss, Micajah 3 Jun 1800 - 26 Sep 1914 CCR 27 Nov 1914 p1

Micajah Weiss, the oldest pensioner in the United States, died a short time ago at his home in Beaver Brook, Sullivan county, New York, of infirmities incident to his advanced years. He was in the 114th year of his age and probably the oldest man in New York. He was born at Dancing Creek, Monroe county, Penn. and was one of the family of nine children. The early part of his life was spent along the Delaware river in lumbering and farming. For fifty-five years he was a resident of Beaver Brook, where he carried on an extensive lumber business. In his raftadays, he would frequently walk back from Trenton to Beaver Brook, more than 100 miles long before railroads were constructed, He had been known to drive a four horse load of venison down Delaware valley to Trenton. In August, 1862, Mr. Weiss enlisted in a regiment of Penn, volunteer infantry and served until the close of the war in 1865. Mr. Weiss was not a teetotaler, taking a glass of wine or other stimulant when he thought he needed it. When he returned from a fiftieth anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg in July 1913 he stopped off in New York City and visited the late Gen. Daniel E. Sickels.

[Wikipedia: Micajah Weiss (claimed born June 3, 1800) was in the September 26, 1914 New York Times obituary for a 114-year old claim, where it was stated he was New York's oldest person. He was a civil war veteran. However, census data suggests he was born in 1810 or later]


Welch, Annie Edith (Young) Aug 1884 - 27 Dec 1968 CCR 2 Jan 1969 p1

[Note: Daughter of Ann Young born May 1854, widowed by 1900  with sons, Wash. Riley & Lon and daughters Mary and Annie; married 1904 Thomas R. Welch ]

Funeral services for Annie Edith Welch, 85 of Golden City, MO. were at 1:30 p.m. Monday in United Methodist Church in Golden city, with the Rev. Orland Moyer officiating. Burial was in Dudenville Cemetery under direction of Phillips-Pugh. Mrs. Welch died Friday afternoon in Barton County Memorial Hospital at Lamar. Mrs. Welch was a former resident of Christian County. Her husband, the late Tom Welch, was cashier at the Bank of Highlandville for a number of years, and they were residents of the Highlandville community. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Mary Ernst , Golden City, and Mrs. Lucille Brown, Sedalia; and a brother, Lawrence Young, Happy Camp, Calif; six grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Almon Young of Ozark is a nephew.


Welch, Bernice I. (Summers) 7 Oct 1912 - 7 Jul 1989  OH 13 Jul 1989

[Note: Daughter of Adam & Mabel (  ) Summers; married 1931 Cecil Welch]

Bernice I. Welch, 76, of Nixa, died July 7 in her home. Services for Mrs. Welch were held July 8 at the Harris-Colonial Funeral Chapel in Nixa, with Winfred Lee officiating. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery, Summersville. Mrs. Welch was born to Adam and Mabel Summers in Summersville Oct. 7, 1912. She was married to Cecil Welch in Summersville in 1931. Mrs. Welch was a member of the Nixa Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband. Surviving are a son, Roger Welch, Chicago, Illinois; a daughter, Carol Hunt, Nixa; a brother, Clyde Summers, Searcy, Arkansas; a sister, Dessie Vikan, Seattle, Washington; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.


Welch, Deborah Jo (Wright) 5 Feb 1960 - 15 Oct 2008 SN-L 19 Oct 2008

[Note: Daughter of Jowell Thomas & Mary Evelyn (Raper) Wright; married 14 Jul 1979 Britt Welch]

Deborah Jo Welch, 48, Ozark, passed away at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 15, 2008, in her home in Ozark. She was born February 5, 1960, in Springfield, Missouri, the daughter of Jowell Thomas and Mary Evelyn (Raper) Wright. She graduated from Logan-Rogersville High School in 1978 and was united in marriage on July 14, 1979, in Springfield to Britt Welch. As a young girl, Debbie accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. She was in leadership in Bible Study Fellowship for many years and enjoyed serving in her church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Her greatest joy was in her relationships with her family and friends and in the Lord. She is survived by her husband Britt; a son Ryan Welch and his wife Heidi of Joplin; two daughters, Megan Birch and her husband Mark of Webb City and Chelsea Welch of Ozark; two grandsons, Liam and Oliver Welch; two granddaughters, Julianna Welch and Madison Birch; her parents, Joe and Mary Wright; her in-laws, Howard and Judy Welch; a brother, Mark Wright and his wife Gail; a brother-in-law, Kevin Welch and his wife Cyndie; two nieces, Elizabeth Wright and Emily Welch; three nephews, Daniel Wright, Brandon Welch, and Benjamin Welch, all of Rogersville; her grandmother, Guyneth Raper of Springfield; her special cousin, Jakie Harmon of Ozark; and many other relatives and friends. It was Debbie's request that her body be donated to cancer research. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, October 21, 2008, in the First Evangelical Free Church, 5500 S. Southwood Road, Springfield. Services are under directions of J.D. Lee and Sons Funeral Home, Rogersville. The family requests memorial donations be made to The Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks, 330 N. Jefferson Avenue, Springfield, 65806. Online condolences and guest book signing may be made at www.jdleeandsons.com


Welch, Harry 1882 - 20 Oct 1967   CCR 26 Oct 1967 p1

[Note: No legible tombstone]

Harry Welch, 85, Spokane, died at 7 a.m. Friday in Bilyeu Nursing Home at Ozark where he had been a patient the past two years.  A resident of Spokane since 1939, having moved here from Tulsa, Okla., Mr. Welch is survived by his wife, Lena also of the nursing home; a son, Maxwell, Llano, Texas; and a daughter, Mrs. Walter Clore, Prosser, Wash. Other survivors include a brother, Ray Palentine, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. Lois Buchanan, Paletine; four grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Adams Chapel, Ozark, with Dr. Sears F. Riepma officiating. Burial was in Spokane Cemetery.


Welch, Iva E. (Garoutte) 28 Sept 1918 - 30 Jun 2001

[Note: Daughter of Benjamin H. & Carrie Myrtle (Guthrie) Garoutte; m 21 Sep 1940 Eugene Oscar Welch 25 Mar 1910 - 18 Aug 1982]

Iva E. Welch, 83, Springfield, died at 10:10 p.m. Saturday, June 30, 2001, in Cox Medical Center South.  She was born September 28, 1917, in Stone County, near Union City, to Benjamin H. and Carrie Myrtle (Guthrie) Garoutte.  Iva had been a lifelong resident of the Clever area, where she was active in the Clever Senior Center and the Community Club, before moving to Springfield three years ago.  She was a member of the National Heights Baptist Church in Springfield.  She was an inspector at Hagale Manufacturing for 30 years.  She was married to Eugene Welch on September 21, 1940.  He passed away August 18, 1982.  Her parents; a brother, Tony Garoutte; and a sister, Lois Kinkade, also preceded her in death.  She is survived by two daughters, Pat Welch and Judy Wilson and husband Oral G.; a sister-in-law, Eula Emlet, all of Springfield; two grandchildren and their spouses, Terri and Tom Choate, and Kirk and Missy Wilson; four great-grandchildren, Lindsay, Chelsey, Tyler and Haley; and nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 5, 2001, in Meadors Funeral Home, Clever, with the Rev. Vaughn Weatherford officiating.  Burial will be in Wise Hill Cemetery, Clever.  The Clever chapel will be open at 4 p.m. today, with visitation from 6 to 8 p.m.  Memorial contributions may be made to the National Heights Baptist Church Building Fund.


Welch, Jack Richard 20 Sep 1916 - 30 Mar 2002  CCH-N 10 Apr 2002

[Note: Son of Earl & Irene (Shahan) Welch; married Esther]

Jack Richard Welch, age 85, of Ozark, died March 30, 2002, in the home of his daughter. He was born Sept. 20, 1916, in Oklahoma City, Okla., the son of Earl and Irene (Shahan) Welch. He served his country in the U.S. Army. He was employed as a Civil Service Department Manager at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kan., before retirement. His wife, Esther, preceded him in death, as well as two brothers, Ben Welch and Earl Welch, Jr. Survivors include: A daughter, Renee Lancaster and her husband Mark, of Ozark; three sons, Curtis Welch and his wife Kate, of Derby, Kan., Larry Welch and his wife Leigh Ann, of Haysville, Kan., and Randy Welch, also of Haysville; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A graveside funeral was held April 3 in Hillcrest Cemetery, in Mountain Grove with Rev. Sid Smith officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.


Welch, James Elvin 10 Apr 1871 - 11 Mar 1938 CCR 17 Mar 1938 p8

[Note: married 13 Apr 1894 Mary L. Rose; stone in Jones/Chastain Cemetery; no death certificate found]

James Elvin Welch was born in Jerseyville, Ill., April 10, 1871, and died March 11, 1938, aged 66 years, 11 months and one day. He was married to Mary L. Rose at Alton, Ill., April 13, 1894. To this union were born five children, two of whom died in infancy. Surviving are Ethel Miller of Nixa, Walter Welch of Highlandville, and Clyde Welch of the home. He lived most of his life in Illinois, moving from there to Nebraska and then to Missouri. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 12, at 2 p.m. in the Riverdale church by Rev. Roscoe Harding, with burial in the James Cemetery near Riverdale under direction of the Klepper Funeral Home of Ozark.


Welch, John Richard 7 Mar 1879 - 25 Apr 1957 CCR 2 May 1957 p 3

[Note: Son of Thomas & Mary Jane (Wallace) Welch; married Alice Gertrude McElhaney 18 Feb 1884 - 2 Aug 1982]

Funeral services for John Richard Welch, 76 who died April 25 at his home in Billings were held April 27 2:00 p.m. in the Billings Baptist Church with Rev. Lowell McFall and Rev. Richard Gandy officiating. Burial was in Wise Hill Cemetery under direction of Harris Funeral Home of Billings. He was a native of North Carolina and came to Christian County at the age of 14. He united with the Clever Baptist Church in 1909 and at the time of his death he was a member of the Billings Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Alice Welch; two sons, Richard Welch, Springfield and Gene Welch of Clever; four daughters, Mrs. Lillian Hale of Billings, Mrs. Myrtle Hicklin and Mrs. Eula Emlett, both of Springfield and Mrs. Adrian Shoemaker of Los Cruces, N. M., 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, one brother, William K. Welch of Billings.


Welch, Lena Zura (Tedford) 1883 - 6 Feb 1974 OH 14 Feb 1974 p6

Lena Zura Welch, 90, of Ozark, died Wednesday in the Christian County Nursing Home after a long illness. Mrs. Welch was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Survivors include a son, Maxwell, Marble Falls, Tex.; a daughter, Mrs. Walter Clore, Prosser, Wash.; two sisters, Misses Alta and Marie Tedford, Broken Arrow, Okla; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Adams of Ozark.


Welch, Leona Sue ( Pearce) 10 Oct 1952 - 9 Feb 1983  OH 17 Feb 1983 p5

[Note: Daughter of Merrill & ? ( ) Pearce; married Jerry Welch]

Services for Leona Sue Welch, 30, Ave, were held Feb 12 at Simmons Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Lyle Wright officiating. Burial was in Ava Cemetery. Mrs. Welch died Feb. 9 in Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, after a long illness. Survivors include her husband, Jerry; two daughters, Debbie and Melissa, both of the home; her father, Merrill Pearce, Ava; and four brothers, Leland Pearce, Bettendorf, Iowa, Joe Pearce, Ozark, Jerry Pearce, Seymour, and Fritz Pearce, Grand Forks, N. D.


Welch, Margaret Ann (Daniels) 2 Feb 1856 - 26 Apr 1921 CCR 29 Apr 1921 p1

[Note: Daughter of John & ? (Welch) Daniels; married 29 Jan 1891 W. O. Welch]

Margaret Ann Daniels was born in Crittenden County, Arkansas February 2, 1855 and died at Ozark, Mo., April 26, 1921, aged 65 years, 2 months and 24 days. She came to Christian County about the year 1889, and was married to W. O,. Welch, January 29, 1891, and soon after she and her husband departed for Washington. She returned to Christian County in 1904, and since that time has been a resident of this place. At the age of 16 years, she united with the Methodist church and had lived a devout Christian life from that time. A brother, Mr. J. L. Daniels, with whom she has made her home for years, is her only immediate relative to mourn her departures, but several distant relatives and a host of friends will sadly miss the companionship pf a helpful, kind and tender worker. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church Wednesday afternoon, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Boehm and the remains laid to rest in the city cemetery to await the resurrection.


Welch, Margaret Ann (Daniels) 2 Feb 1856 - 26 Apr 1921 CCR 6 May 1921 p1

Card of Thanks

We desire to express our sincere thanks to our many friends and neighbors for their kindly assistance during the death and burial of our beloved relative, Mrs. Margaret Welch.

Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Daniels,  Charles Daniels, Mrs. Angeline Horn,  Mrs. Mary Goddard


Welch, Nona Mae (McElhaney) 1 Aug 1885 - 31 Oct 1970  CCR 5 Nov 1970 p4

[Note: Daughter of John Franklin & Frances Paralee (Scott) McElhaney; married William Welch 15 Jul 1876 - 15 Oct 1959]

Funeral services for Mrs. Nona Mae Welch, 85, former longtime resident of Billings, were at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church at Billings with the Rev. Robert Shank and the Rev. Claude Brown officiating. Burial was in Wise Hill Cemetery under direction of Cantrell Funeral Home, Billings. Mrs. Welch, who had lived in Valley Falls, Kan. died at 7 a.m. Saturday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bessie Caldwell, Louisburg, with whom she had lived for the past two years. She was a member of the Creto Baptist church near Billings. Surviving are two other daughters, Mrs. Marie Pyle and Miss Blanche Welch, both of Valley Falls, Kan.; three sisters, Mrs. Alice Welch, Mrs. Pearl Owen and Miss Eula McElhaney, all of Billings; and one grandchild.


Welch, Ruby Sue 13 Dec 1943 - 24 Feb 1963 CCR 28 Feb 1963


Watkins, Eldon Lester 10 Nov 1936 - 25 Feb 1963 CCR 28 Feb 1963

Watkins, Martha June 13 Jun 1940 - 24 Feb 1963  CCR 28 Feb 1963

[Note: Eldon Lester & Martha June were children of  William Franklin & Louise (Swearengin) Watkins; Ruby Sue was daughter of Virgil & ? Welch]

Funeral services for a young couple whose wedding plans were ended by violent death were held simultaneously Thursday. The couple, Eldon Lester Watkins, 26, of Bruner, and Ruby Sue Welch, 19, of Ava, were two of seven persons fatally injured in an auto accident south of Bolivar Sunday night. Miss Welch and young Watkins were to have been married soon. The 2 p.m. services held in the Sparta High School gymnasium, also included rites for a third victim of the crash, Watkins' sister, Martha Watkins, 22, of Bruner. The Rev. John Yarber and Rev. Nathan B. Carter, Jr., conducted the services for Watkins and his sister, and the Rev. C. W. Page officiated at the services for Miss Welch. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Welch; five brothers, Larry, Jerry, Ernest, Henry and Virgil Lyle, all of the home, and a sister, Judy, also of the home. Burial was in Union Chapel Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark and Clinkingbeard of  Ava.


Welch, Thomas H. 10 Sep 1845 -1 Oct  1900 CCR 11 Oct 1900

[Note: married Angeline 1844 - 1894]

Died, at his home near Spokane, Mo. Monday evening, Oct. 1st, 1930. T. H. Welch. ages 55 years and 21 days, after three week’s suffering yielded to his affliction and passed into eternity. His suffering was borne with the most patient endurance, and his christian spirit which has long been such a comforting influence over his family, shone forth during his last illness with undimmed clearness. He had been a member of the Baptist church, the greater part of his life and was at the time of his death a member of the Rock Spring Baptist church of this county. He survived the mother, who died six years ago and had lived to see all the children able to take care of themselves. His efforts have been exerted to advance the interest of his children and direct them onward and upward. We feel that the world is better for his have lived in it. Funeral services were held by Rev. D. T. Baucom of Highlandville, at Ponce de Leon cemetery, the text being taken format the fifth chapter of first Corinthians. The remains now rest by the side of the mother in the family lot in the Ponce de Leon cemetery and the children being left without father or mother truly realize that: A loving one from us has gone A voice we loved is still’ A place is vacant in out hearts Which never can be filled.


Welch, Thomas R. 1875 - 9 Feb 1960 CCH 18 Feb 1960 p1

[Note: Son of Thomas H. & Angeline (  ) Welch who are buried in Ponce de Leon and father of Lucille A. (Welch) Brown who is buried in Ozark Cemetery]

Funeral services for Thomas  R. Welch. 84, a former Christian Countian, who died Tuesday, Feb. 9, in a Lockwood, Mo. hospital, were held Thursday afternoon in the Golden City Methodist Church. Burial was in Dudenville Cemetery, south of Golden City. Mr. Welch was a longtime resident of the Highlandville community, where he was engaged in the banking, farming and insurance businesses. He moved to Golden City several years ago. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Annie E. Welch of Golden City; two daughters, Mrs. Omer E. Brown of Sedalia and Mrs. Ralph Ernest of Golden City; three sisters, Mrs. Eva Jennings and Mrs. Sadie Brown of Enumclaw, Wash. and Mrs. Maggie Overlander of Seattle, Wash.


Welde, Fred G. 30 Apr 1898 - 29 Jan 1972 CCR 3 Feb 1972 p4

Fred G. Welde, 73, of Monett, died at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the South Barry County Hospital, Cassville. He was a lifelong resident of Monett and Pierce City and  was a retired lumberman. A son, Jack Welde, Pierce City, survives. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday in St. Mary’s Catholic, Pierce City. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery under direction of Adams of Ozark.


Weldon, Jimmie S. 27 Jul 1908 – 11 Mar 1991  NN-E 21 Mar 1991

[Note: Son of O. G. & Minnie ( ) Weldon]

Jimmie S. Weldon, 82, Sparta, died at 5:10 a.m. Monday, March 11, 1991, in Ozark Nursing and Care Center. He was born July 27, 1908, in Elmore County, Ala., to O.G. and Minnie Weldon. He is survived by two daughters, Shirley Workman, Sparta, and Phyllis Lawler, Opelika, Ala.; a stepson, Ronald Smith, Fairfax, Ala.; a brother, William P. Weldon, Lanett, Ala.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Local arrangements were under the direction of Harris Colonial Chapel, Ozark. Services and burial were held Thursday, March 14, in Fairfax, Ala.


Welker, Maggie E. (Martin) 1860 - 3 Jan 1945 CCR 4 Jan 1945 p1

[Note: Daughter of Tom & Sarah (Williams) Martin; married James D. Welker; MO DC gives surname Wilkes - obit & tombstone & husband‘s info all say Welker]

Mrs. Maggie Welker, 84, former resident of Billings, died at 5 o’clock yesterday morning at the home of a friend, Mrs. C.V. Harrider, 639 South Jefferson, where she had lived since the death of her husband, James D. Weldker, at Billings, nine years ago. She suffered a stroke. Mrs. Welker was a member of the South Side Assembly of God whose pastor will conduct funeral services for her at 2:30 this afternoon in the Herman Lohmeyer chapel. Burial will be at Billings. Surviving Mrs. Welker are four nieces, Mrs. Betty Crevison and Mrs. Gladys Collins, both of Springfield; Mrs. Lula Richardson of Chicago, and Mrs. Frances Runkles of Bentonville, Ark.; and two nephews, Amor and Gene Bales, both of Kansas City. -- Springfield Daily News, 1-4-45.


Wells, Alfred 18 March 1896-29 Jan 1950 CCR 2 Feb 1950

[Note: Son of Walter & Emma Jane (Martin) Wells; married 23 Oct 1920 Effie C. Holder 4 Aug 1897 - 10 Oct 1994; Emma’s burial record shows maiden name as Sims - she was daughter of Nathaniel & Susan (Sims) Martin]

Alfred Wells, shop foreman at the Ozark Auto Sales Company, died suddenly early Saturday morning in his home in Ozark. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon in the Ozark Baptist Church with the Rev. Floyd Hanks officiating. Burial was in the Highlandville Cemetery under direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Clever. Bearers were Joe Major, Rex Eakins, Hurley Thornburg, Earl Pryer, Carl Hayes, and Lester Kraft. Mr. Wells is survived by his wife, Mrs. Effie Wells, and a son, Alfred Jr., both of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Davis of Chicago; a step daughter, Mrs. Joseph Patti, of Kansas City; two brothers, Bruce Wells of Ozark and John of Springfield; two sisters, Mrs. Clifton Gahagan of Highlandville and Mrs. Raymond Mallonee of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and by two grandchildren. He was born March 18, 1896, near Highlandville, the son of Walter and Emma Wells. He married Effie Holder October 23, 1920, and to them two children were born. He was a member of the Ozark fire department since it was organized twenty years ago.


Wells, Alfred, Jr. "Jiggs" 6 Oct 1927 - 29 Sep 1988  OH 6 Oct 1988

[Note: Son of Alfred & Effie (Holder) Wells; married Virginia]

Alfred “Jiggs” Wells, 60, of Ozark, died Sept. 29 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. He was performing his duties as a tour driver for the Sunnyland Bus Company at the time of his sudden illness. Services for Mr. Wells were held Monday, Oct. 3, in the Adams Funeral Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Troy Rhoden officiating. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery, Highlandville, with Masonic services conducted by Friend Masonic Lodge No. 352 AF & AM performed at the graveside. Mr. Wells was born Oct. 6, 1927 in Ozark to Alfred and Effie (Sims) Wells. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ozark, and of the Friend Lodge No. 352 AF & AM. He served his county as a paratrooper in the United States Army. Mr. Wells’ survivors include his wife, Virginia, of Ozark; a daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Max Speak, of Ozark; a son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Jill Wells of Joplin; one granddaughter, Whitney Jo Wells, of Joplin; his mother, Effie Wells of Ozark; and two sisters, Blanche Patti, of Raytown, and Helen McLain, of Tampa, FL.


Wells, Andrew Jackson "Jack" 3 Jan 1874 - 15 Apr 1932 CCR 21 Apr 1932 p1

[Note: Son of E. T. & Caroline (Lewallen) Wells]

Drowned man known here.

Andrew J. “Jack” Wells, a Springfield man who was well known here by several Ozark people, and who had been under treatment at the State Hospital at Nevada for several years, took his life there Monday by drowning himself in a lake near the hospital. Wells was born in northeastern Missouri and while he lived in Springfield was manager of that division the Automobile Association of Missouri. He was a member of the different Masonic bodies. Wells is survived by his widow and two sisters, Miss Bertha N. Wells, Dean of Women at the Springfield Teachers College and Mrs. Harry N. Lawing of Long Beach, CA, and one brother, H.T. Wells of Springfield. The Wells family are intimate friends of the L.K. Ellis family of McCracken, Mr. Ellis having been a school mate in northwestern Missouri with most of the members of the family.


Wells, Beulah (Boyd) 16 Apr 1882 - 10 Jan 1967   CCR 12 Jan 1967 p1

[Note: Daughter of William A. & Mary Ann (Holland) Boyd; married  William Wells 4 Apr 1884 - 15 Jul 1972]

Mrs. Beulah Wells, 84, Ozark, died at 5 a.m. Tuesday in Springfield Baptist Hospital where she had been a patient the past 10 days. The lifelong Christian County native and her husband observed their 60th wedding anniversary three months ago. She was a member of the Smyrna Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Willie; a son Ollen, Fordland; a daughter, Mrs. George Weaver, Ozark; six sisters, Mrs. Goldie Bray, Burley, Ida., Mrs. Alice Thompson, Springfield;, Mrs. Sallie Bunch, Nixa, Mrs. Lydia McClocklin, Long Beach, Calif., Mrs. Jessie Pew, Ontario, Calif,; two brothers, Joe Boyd, St. Joseph and Wier Boyd, Long Beach, Calif.; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Wells will be a t 2 p.m. today in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. L. V. Swadley officiating. Burial will be in Fulton Cemetery


Wells, Bobby Gene 18 May 1939 - 17 Nov 2004 SN-L 21 Nov 2004

[Note: Son of Russell & Kathleen (  ) Wells; married 27 Jun 1959 Marilyn Israel]

(Grandpa Bob) Bobby Gene Wells passed away on Nov. 17, 2004, after a short illness. He was born May 18, 1939, in Lindenlure, Mo., the son of Russell and Kathleen Wells. After working at local bottling companies for 44 years, he retired from Coca-Cola in 2002. Bob was united in marriage to Marilyn Israel on June 27, 1959, in Springfield. To this union two children were born. He attended Mt. Comfort Bible Church. Bob was preceded in death by his father, Russell, and brother, Jerry. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; mother, Kathleen of Springfield; a daughter, Virginia Medley and husband Randy of Mt. Vernon; a son, Greg and wife Barbie of Battlefield; grandchildren Michael of Tucson, Ariz., Jesse of Mt. Vernon, and Ryan, Alyssa and Kaitlyn of Battlefield; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 22, and visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Nov. 21, at Greenlawn North.


Wells, Bruce 7 Dec 1900 - 16 May 1965   CCR 20 May 1965 p1

[Note: Son of Walter & Emma Jane (Martin) Wells; married Dorothy Agnes Melton 20 Mar 1904 - 26 Jul 1993]

Bruce Wells, 64, Nixa, died at 1:15 p.m. Monday in his home at Nixa after a short illness. A native of Texas, Mr. Wells was a longtime resident of the Nixa area. A hog salesman for the Rush Livestock Commission Co., he was a member of Riverdale Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; a daughter, Mrs. Joella Johnson, Muncie, Kan..; two sisters, Mrs. Clifton Gahagan, Highlandville and Mrs. Clara Mallonee, Albuquerque, N. M.; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday in Harris Chapel. The Revs. Howard Blevins and E. L. Brock officiated, and burial was in Highlandville Cemetery.


Wells, Ethel M. (Clark) 25 Jul 1935 - 26 Dec 1999

[Note: Daughter of Troy R. & Freda (Kinney) Clark; married 15 Jun 1953 Noah Ben Wells]

Ethel M. Wells, 64, Ozark, Mo., passed away at 11:38 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 26, 1999, in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, Mo.  Ethel was born in Littleton, Maine, on July 25, 1935, to Troy R. and Freda Kinney Clark.  She was united in marriage to Noah Ben Wells, in Salem, Ore., on June 15, 1953, and to this union three daughters were born.  She was a retired real estate broker and most recently employed by Wells Investments.  She was a devoted member of the Hope Community Church.  Ethel enjoyed spending as much time as possible with her family traveling, laughing and making lasting memories.  Her outgoing personality and strong Christian faith were among her greatest attributes to her friends and family.  She is survived by her husband, Noah, of the home; three daughters, Jackie Southard and husband, Gale, Ozark, Jaynne Sadberry and husband, Ralph, Ozark, and M. Kim Betchwars and husband, Rob, Ozark; two sisters, Donna Bomar, San Bernardino, Calif., and Joyce Phillips, Anaheim, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends.  Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastors Paul Smith and Roger Sadberry officiating.  Burial will follow in Selmore Cemetery, south of Ozark.   Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today in the funeral home.  The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Leukemia Society of America, Inc., 2200 East Sunshine, Suite 100-A, Springfield, MO 65804.


Wells, Hubert F. 26 Mar 1914 - 6 Apr 1988 OH 14 Apr 1988

[Note: married Fern ]

Hubert F. Wells, 74, of Rt. 2, Aurora, died April 6 in his home after a short illness. Services for Mr. Wells were held April 7 at the Buck Prairie Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jarvis Barrett officiating. Burial was in the Marionville IOOF Cemetery under the direction of Williams Funeral Home. He was preceded in death by a son, Earl D., and a grandson, Russell. Mr. Wells' survivors include his wife, Fern; three sons, Charles, Marionville, Bob, Springfield, and Curtis, Nixa; two daughters, Mary Blevins and Peggy Fitzpatrick, both of Marionville; a daughter-in-law, Imogene Wells, Marionville; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Rolla, Marionville, and Rev. H.V., Aurora; two sisters, Opal Bigelow, Aurora, and Merle Baxter, Marionville.


Wells, John 8 Aug 1895 - 17 Nov 1966    CCR 24 Nov 1966 p1

[Note: married Maggie E. Tindle 8 Mar 1905 - 3 Aug 1968]

John Wells, 71 of Route 1, Ozark, died at 11:40 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 at his home following a lingering illness. A native of Quebec, Canada, he obtained his naturalization certificate in Chicago, Ill. in 1942. Mr. Wells served with the Canadian Armed services from 1915 to 1919. A retired clothes presser, he had been a resident of Ozark since April 1961. Survivors are his wife, Maggie; four brothers, George, Charles, Roy and Stanley, all of Canada and two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Snell and Mrs. Ruth Petterson, both of Canada. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday in Harris Chapel her, with the Rev. Allen Harrison officiating. Burial was in McCoy Cemetery.


Wells, John Nathaniel 21 Sep 1894 - 2 Dec 1950 CCR 7 Dec 1950

[Note: Son of  Walter & Emma Jane (Martin) Wells;  married Lora W. White 29 Apr 1892 - Jul 1983]

John Nathaniel Wells, 56, former sanitary engineer in Springfield, died at his home there Saturday. He had been in ill health for two years. Funeral services were held in the Highlandville Baptist Church Monday afternoon. Burial was in the Highlandville Cemetery under direction of Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. Mr. Wells was born September 21, 1894. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lora Wells, two sons, Fred Arthur Hayes of Knoxville, TN and John Carl of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Alice Milland of Independence, MO., Mrs. Pauline Justice of Memphis, TN., and Mrs. Inez Killian of Springfield; two sisters, Mrs. Mamie Gahagan of Highlandville and Mrs. Clara Mallonee of Albuquerque, NM., one brother, Bruce Wells of Ozark; and by three grandchildren.


Wells, Lester Eugene 6 Dec 1911 - 15 May 1921 CCR 20 May 1921 p1

[Note: Son of Willie & Beulah (Boyd) Wells]

One of those sad accidents that send a chill through mankind happened last Saturday morning when Lester Eugene Wells, 9-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Wells became entangled in a harrow while driving a team and was dragged to his death. He was brought to the Young Hospital where it was found he had suffered a crushed skull, a broken leg and the other leg badly injured besides other serious bruises and wounds. An operation was undertaken but the unfortunate one died before completed. Funeral services were held Sunday conducted by Rev. T. J. Hanks, with interment in the Fulton Cemetery in the presence of a large gathering of sorrowing friends of the family.


Wells, Lloyd Manning 26 Sep 1919 - 4 Jan 2000 Columbia Daily Tribune MO 6 Jan 2000

[Note; Son of Loran & Merle (Burlison) Wells; married 5 Jun 1949 Carolyn Ruth Adamson]

            Lloyd Manning Wells, 80, of Columbia died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, at University Hospital. Graveside services will be held at a later date. Visitation will be from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, at Parker Funeral Service. Mr. Wells was born Sept. 26, 1919, in Christian County to Loran and Merle Burlison Wells. He married Carolyn Ruth Adamson on June 5, 1949, in Springfield, and she survives. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He earned a bachelor's degree at Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, a master's degree at the University of Missouri -Columbia and a doctorate at Princeton University in 1955. He served on the faculty of Southern Methodist University for three years. He returned to Columbia to serve on the faculty at MU, where he held many administrative positions, including chairman of the political science department from 1967-70. He was an MU professor emeritus at the time of his death. Survivors also include a brother, Carl Wells of Overland Park, Kan.; and five grandchildren. A son preceded him in death. Memorials are suggested to the Graduate Student Fund, Department of Political Science, University of Missouri -Columbia, Columbia, Mo., 65212. 

Wells, Lora (White) 29 Apr 1892 - 2 Jul 1983 OH 7 Jul 1983 p2

[Note: Daughter of Lenox & Alice ( ) White;  married 3 Jun 1917 John Nathaniel Wells 21 Sep 1894 - 2 Dec 1950]

Services for Lora Wells, 91, Springfield, were held July 6 at Ayre-Goodwin Chapel with the Rev. Karen Yount officiating. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery. Mrs. Wells died July 2 in Cox Medical Center after a long illness. Survivors include two sons, Fred Arthur, Springfield and John Carl, Nashville, Tenn.; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Mallard, Sacramento, Calif., and Mrs. Inez Killian, Branson; a brother, Alan White, Spokane; a sister, Grace Webb, Oklahoma City, Okla.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.


Wells, Lorenzo D. 15 Sep 1849 - 28 Jun 1931 CCR 2 Jul 1931 p1

[Note: Son of Solomon & Elizabeth (Huff) Wells; married 7 Aug 1879 Elizabeth Hall ? - 1885; married 1887 Melissa (?) McDonald]

L.D. Wells departed this life Thursday, June 26, 1931, at his home just northwest of Ozark at the age of 81 years, 9 months and 10 days. He was born in Wise county, Virginia, on the 15th day of September, 1849. He came to Missouri in the year 1878 and has lived her ever since. He moved to the farm where he died, about 25 years ago. He was married to Miss Elizabeth Hall on the 7th day of August, 1879. To this union three children were born, Amanda, William and Johnny, the latter dying at the age of two years and the first child passing away on the 4th day of September, 1906. After the death of his first wife in 1885, Mr. Wells was united in marriage to Mrs. Melissa McDonald in 1887. To this union three children were born, Lizzie, Florence and Charley, the last dying in infancy. Those who survive are William Wells and Mrs. Grover Smith, both of Rogersville and Mrs. Florence Horner of Ozark. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, one step-grandson and one step-great-granddaughter, and two sisters, Mrs. G.K. Bostic of Rogersville and Mrs. A.A. Rassmusan of New Mexico. He was converted at the age of 28 years and lived a faithful Christian life. He was a member of the Ozark Baptist church. He was a loving husband and a kind father and will be greatly missed. He served as justice of the peace in Finley township for several terms, and married 57 couples during his term as justice. The funeral services were held at the Ozark Baptist church on Friday, June 26, with Rev. Ross Carter, officiating. Burial was made in the Fulton cemetery under the direction of B.C. Klepper.


Wells, Maggie E. (Tindle) 8 Mar 1905 - 3 Aug 1968       CCR 8 Aug 1968 p8

[Note: Daughter of Charles Edward & Sarah Emma (Hilton) Tindle; married John Wells 8 Aug 1895 - 17 Nov 1966]

Mrs. Maggie E. Wells, 63, Route 1, Ozark, died at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Springfield Baptist Hospital. Mrs. Wells, the widow of John Wells, was a native of Ozark and had lived in Kansas City and Chicago for a number of years before returning to Ozark in 1961, She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Survivors include five sisters, Mrs. Flossie Humble, Springfield, Mrs. Irma Morrison, Kansas City, Mrs. Nora Spizer, Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. Zoe Fear, Mission, Kan. and Mrs. Julia Lemmel, of the home and one brother, Charley E. Tindle, Modesto, Calif. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday in Harris Chapel in Ozark with the Rev. Eli Routh officiating. Burial was in McCoy Cemetery.


Wells, Malissa (Wilder) 4 Oct 1852 - 8 Jan 1929 CCH 10 Jan 1930 p1

[Note: Daughter of J. & ? ( ) Wilder; married Lorenzo Dow Wells 15 Sep 1849 - 28 Jun 1931]

Malissa Wells, wife of L. D. Wells, died at their home on January 8th, 1929, aged 76 years, of pneumonia. Funeral services were held from the residence on January 9th at 2 o’clock with Rev. Ross Carter officiating, with burial in the Fulton cemetery, under the direction of T. B. Chaffin.


Wells, Margaret H. (Shanks) Lee 24 Dec 1855 - 30 Dec 1922 CCR 12 Jan 1923 p1

[Note: Daughter of William & E. (Bean) Shanks; married ? Lee; married James Ege Wells 25 Feb 1836 - 29 Feb 1916]

Card of Thanks

We wish to thank the people of Clever and vicinity for the many kindnesses shown us during the last illness and death of our beloved mother. -- The Family

Harrison Wells  Joe Wells  Toy Wells  Bill Wells  Fred Wells  Roe Wells  Mrs. W. M. Maples  Mrs. Addie Hutter


Wells, Mary Minerva (Ward) 12 Mar1875 - 30 Oct 1944 CCR 2 Nov 1944 p1

[Note: Daughter of Jackson & Mary (Hall) Ward; married James R. Wells 5 Feb 1871 - 22 May 1955]

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Minerva Wells, 69, of Springfield, who died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Tony Jones of Springfield, were held Wednesday afternoon in the Billings Baptist Church, of which she has been a member for the past 35 years. The Rev. William Skasick officiated and burial was in Wise Hill Cemetery under direction of the Thieme Funeral Home. Mrs. Wells has made her home in Springfield for the past year and was the wife of J.R. Wells. She is survived by her husband; five sons, Ernest and Ward of Tulsa, OK, Stanley with the Fifth Army in Italy, Clifford of the A.A.F. at Manchester, NH, and John of the Navy at Shoemaker, CA; two daughters, Mrs. Edna Baker and Mrs. Jones at whose home she died; nine grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Annie Martin of Springfield.

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