Wells, Ollen Winfred 6 Sep 1916 - Jan 2004 SN-L 13 Jan 2004
[Note: Son of William & Beulah ( ) Wells; married Ruth Crowe 15 Sep 1915 - 27 Aug 1977]
Ollen Winfred Wells, 87, was born Sept. 6, 1916, in Christian County. He was married to Ruth Crowe, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his mother and father Beulah and William Wells. Ollen was a member of Antioch Church of Christ. Ollen lived on his farm in Fordland, which he loved, for 60 years. He enjoyed making gardens, farming crops, and milking cows during his early years on the farm. He became an electrician when Webster Electric came to this area wiring homes in the Webster and Christian counties. Then he worked as a TV repairman until his retirement. Surviving are his three daughters, Carol Wells, Springfield, Donna Wells of the home, Shirley and her husband Val Buckley, Springfield; sister Clista Mac Weaver, Ozark; nieces Barbara Swinger, Centerville, Ohio, Janet Cantrell, Springfield, Mo., Wanda Estep, Harrison, Ark.; nephews Ronnie Green and Larry Green, both of Ozark; his special friends of the Cox family, Ted Cox and his wife Ethyl, Bushnell, Ill., Lorene Spanier, Fairfield, Iowa, and Velma Ehrich, Springfield, Mo. Services are 10 a.m. today in Preston-Marsh Funeral Home, Rogersville, with burial following in the Fulton Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Fair Haven Children's Home, Strafford.
Wells, Opal E (Robinson) 3 Sep 1912 - 1 Oct 1983 OH 6 Oct 1983 p5
Graveside services for Opal E. Wells, 71, Ozark, were held Oct. 4 in Ava Cemetery with the Rev. Tom Johnson officiating. Burial was under the direction of Clinkingbeard of Ava. Mrs. Wells died Oct. 1 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a long illness. Formerly of Ava, she had been living at a nursing home in Ozark. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Mary Hendricks, Fairview, Okla.; a son, Elvin, Forsyth; four grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Ora McCullough, West Plains, Mrs. Pearl Kistner, Fulton and Cora and Mabel, both of Fortuna, Calif.; and a brother, Charles Robinson, Hollister.
Wells, Russell Shane 1 May 1970 - 22 Jan 1986 OH 30 Jan 1986 p4
[Note: Son of Curtis & Margaret (Redwing) Wells]
Private graveside services for Russell Shane Wells, 15, Nixa, were held Jan. 25 in Short Cemetery, Hurley. Memorial services were held Jan. 25 in the First Baptist Church of Nixa with the Revs. Maurice Cox and Kenneth Bandy officiating. Burial was under the direction of Harris of Nixa. Russell died Jan. 22 in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, of natural causes. A ninth grade student in Nixa High School, Russell had been in a school play and was a member of the chorus. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Nixa. An ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Association for two years, Russell was selected at the State Poster Child in 1983. He was still making appearances for the MDA and appeared on several past telethons. Survivors include his parents, Curtis and Margaret Wells; a brother, Bradley, of the home; two sisters, Wende and Sara, both of the home; three foster sisters, Carol and Barbara of the home and Lara, Marini, Utah; a foster brother, Scott, Nixa; maternal grandmother, Mabel Redwing, Springfield; maternal grandfather, Stanley Redwing, Grand Junction, Colo.; and paternal grandparents, Hubert and Fern Wells, Aurora. Memorial contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 1087 E. Commercial, Springfield, or the new auditorium fund at Nixa High School.
Wells, Ruth (Crowe) 15 Sep 1915 - 27 Aug 1977 OH 1 Sep 1977 p16
[Note: Daughter of ? & Ferne (?) Crowe; married Ollen Winfred Wells 6 Sep 1916 - Jan 2004]
FORDLAND - Services for Mrs. Ruth Wells, 61, Fordland, were at 2:30 p.m. in Marsh Chapel, Rogersville with Lowell DeBush officiating. Burial was in Panther Valley Cemetery northeast of Rogersville. Mrs. Wells died at 7:50 p.m. Saturday in Cox Medical Center, Springfield, after an eight-year illness. She was a lifelong Webster County resident and a member of Antioch Church of Christ, northeast of Rogersville. Survivors include her husband, Ollen; her mother, Mrs. Ferne Crown, Fordland; three daughters, Mrs. Donna Jean Freeman, Fordland, Mrs. Shirley Ann Hart, Fordland and Miss Carol Elaine Wells of the home and a sister, Mrs. Clell Ambrose, Gerome, Idaho, Donations may be made to the Fair Haven Children’s Home.
Wells, Stephen Eugene 1958 - 4 Jul 1968 CCR 11 Jul 1968 p8
[Note: Son of Billy L. & ? (Slaybaugh) Wells]
Funeral services for Stephen Eugene Wells, 10, son of Mr. and Mrs. Billy L. Wells, Route 4, Springfield, were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Pythian Avenue Baptist Church, with the Rev. Tom Green officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery under direction of Adams of Ozark. The boy was fatally injured in an auto accident near Kansas City Thursday. The boy’s parents, a brother and three sisters were injured in the mishap which occurred when a tire blew out. A sixth grade student at Nichols School and a member of Pythian Avenue Baptist Church, Stephen is also survived by his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Slaybaugh, Buchner and his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Wells, Springfield.
Wells, Walter 15 Sep 1872 - 16 Mar 1947 CCR 20 Mar 1947 p1
[Note: Son of John Anderson & Sarah E. (Glossip) Wells; married Emma Jane Martin 10 May 1875 - 6 Dec 1926; married Grace Champers]
Walter Wells, 74, died at his home at 940 College street, Springfield, at 9:30 Sunday morning. He was born near Highlandville and spent most of his life near Highlandville and Ponce de Leon, until moving to Springfield four years ago. Survivors are his wife, Grace, and five children, Mrs. Clifton Gallagan of Highlandville, Mrs. Raymond Mallonee of Albuquerque, N.M., Alfred Wells of Ozark, John Wells of Springfield, Bruce Wells of Brookline, and three step-daughters, Mrs. Lois Carsten, Mrs. Mabel Hedrick and Mrs. Irene Martin. Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon in the Highlandville Baptist church, conducted by Rev. Floyd Hanks of Springfield, with burial in Highlandville cemetery under direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home.
Wells, Ward d 10 Nov 1953 CCR 12 Nov 1953
[Note: married Gertrude Griesemer]
Word was received of the death of Ward Wells of Tulsa, Okla on November 10 after a lingering illness. Survivors are his wife, the former Gertrude Griesemer of Billings; one daughter, Mrs. Millie Eagan and two sons, Steven and Larry, all of Tulsa. Mr. Wells is a graduate of Billings High School, being a member of the 1924 graduating class.
Wells, William 4 Apr 1884 - Jul 1972 CCR 13 Jul 1972 p1 & OH 13 Jul 1972 p8
[Note: Son of Lorenzo D. & Melissa ( ) Wells; married 21 Oct 1906 Beulah Boyd 26 Apr 1882 - 15 Jan 1967]
Funeral services for William Wells, 88, of Ozark, were at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Harris Chapel here with the Revs. Lynn Swadley and Bill Evans officiating. Burial was in Fulton Cemetery northwest of Linden. Mr. Wells was a retired farmer and lifelong resident of the Linden and Ozark communities. He was a member of the Smyrna Baptist Church near Linden and served as a senior deacon. Survivors include one son, Ollen Wells of Fordland; a daughter, Mrs. Clista Mae Weaver, of Ozark; a sister, Mrs. Florence Horner of Ozark; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Wells, William Wallace 4 Nov 1828 - 28 Dec 1903 CCR 11 Feb 1904
Ordered that the matter of the inquest on the body of W. W. Wells and Eliza Gardner be continued.
Welsh, Larry Joe 9 Apr 1947 - 1 Oct 2003 SN-L 4 Oct 2003
[Note: Son of Elmer & Ruth Ann (Carter) Welsh; married 2 Mar 1987 Bonita Jo Green]
Larry Joe Welsh, 56, of Rogersville, passed away Wednesday morning, Oct. 1, 2003, north of Springfield. Larry was born on April 9, 1947, in Springfield to Elmer and Ruth Carter Welsh. He was a graduate of Willard High School class of 1965. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and was a member of the Teamster's Union Local #245. Larry was employed with Elite Logistics for Associated Grocers. Larry was married to Bonita Jo Green on March 2, 1987, and she survives of the home. Also surviving are his mother, Ruth Ann Welsh of Springfield; son Ralph Welsh; stepson Keith Williams of Rogersville; daughter Michelle Welsh of Springfield; stepdaughter Lisa Bremer of Ozark; step-grandchildren, Justin, Dillon and Jacob Williams, Jennifer Bremer and Seth Markle; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and many other relatives and friends. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003, at the Preston-Marsh Funeral Home, Rogersville, with burial in the Union Chapel Cemetery, south of Fordland. Friends may call after 9 a.m. today in the funeral home. Springfield News-Leader, October 4 2003.
Welson, Nancy A. (Hazen) 23 Apr 1951 - 30 Nov 2009 CCH-N 9 Dec 2009
[Note: Daughter of Leonard & Doris (Norval) Hazen; married Art Welson]
Nancy A. Weldon, 58, Ozark, passed away in her home on Nov. 30, 2009, surrounded by her family. She was born April 23, 1951 in Auburn, Neb., to Leonard and Doris (Norval) Hazen. She was married to Arthur E. Weldon. They were together for 29 wonderful years. Survivors include: Husband Art Weldon; brother Dan Hazen and wife Valerie, Palmyra, Neb.; sister Debra Barnhart and husband Tom, Plattsmouth, Neb.; brother Ron Hazen, Tecumseh, Neb.; brother Marvin Hazen, Lincoln, Neb.; sister Dawn Trimmer, Ozark; stepson Chad Weldon and wife Heather, York, Neb.; stepdaughter Terry Weldon, Clever; grandchildren Zack, Isaiah and Jacob; nieces and nephews and many friends. She was proceeded in death by her mother, father and a brother. Services are pending.
Wemple, Seth L. 25 Apr 1984 - 20 Jul 2011 SN-L 22 Jul 2011
[Note: Son of Timothy & Debi (Pickett) Wemple; married Victoria Brown]
Seth L. Wemple, age 27, of Lowell, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2011 in Springdale, Arkansas. He was born April 25, 1984 in Decatur, Illinois the son of Timothy and Debi Pickett Wemple. He was a member of the Church at Arkansas in Fayetteville. Seth is survived by his wife, Victoria Wemple of the home; his mother, Debi Pickett of Nixa, Missouri; his father and step-mother, Timothy and Sherry Wemple of Joplin, Missouri; two sisters, Becky McDannald and husband Miles of Grove, Oklahoma and Bethany Harper and husband Ryan of Joplin, Missouri; one brother, Joshua Wemple and wife Rachel of Nixa, Missouri; father-in-law, Albert Brown of Nixa, Missouri; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Sandy and Joel Shepard of Greenfield, Missouri; and sister-in-law, Brandy Brown of Nixa, Mo.; and his grandparents, Roger and Carolyn Wemple of Pana, Ill., and Carleen Pickett of Pana, Ill. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 23, 2011 at Church at Arkansas in Fayetteville with Josh Quade officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., on Friday, July 22, 2011 in Nelson-Berna Funeral Home. The family request memorials are made to the Mission Fund/Guatemala at Church at Arkansas. To sign the online guest book please visit www.nelsonberna.com Funeral services are under the direction of Nelson-Berna Funeral Home of Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Wente, Ethel Virginia 1 Nov 1902 - 4 Jun 1980 OH 12 Jun 1980 p5
Services for Mrs. E. Virginia Wente, 76, Brookline, mother of Bill Wente, Nixa, were held last Friday in Springfield. Burial was in Hazelwood Cemetery. Mrs. Wente died June 4 at her home after a short illness.
Wentzel, Joseph Alex, Rev. 3 Aug 1920 - 20 May 2003
[Note: married Lola Chapman 12 Mar 1933 - 27 Mar 2004 m/1 Dye]
The Rev. Joseph Alex Wentzel, Sparta, was born Aug. 3, 1920, and departed this life May 20, 2003, having lived a life span of 82 years, eight months and 18 days. Wentzel was the pastor of 17 different churches in the Oklahoma Methodist Church Conference. He was also associated with police departments in seven towns where he ministered. During World War 2 he proudly served his country as a member of the Unites States Army. Survivors include his wife Lola, of the home; children Elnora Avery, Fenton, Helen Warner and husband Tommy, Grand Prairie, Texas, Joseph Wentzel and wife Vicki, Mayfield Heights, Ohio, Judi Kail and husband Greg of Stockton, N.J., John Wentzel and wife Carolyn, Tulsa, Okla., Nancy Bennett and husband Roy, Stillwater, Okla., and J.D. Wentzel and wife Tami, Wellston, Okla.; four step-children, Richard Dye, Ava, Jerry Dye, Sparta, Mary Al-Kold, Broken Arrow, Okla., and Rhonda Naveck and husband Marty, Tulsa, Okla.; 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Alex Wentzel, Laguna Beach, Calif., and Al Riff and wife Jean, Medina, Calif.; many nieces; nephews; and loving friends. Services were held at 2 p.m. May 24 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Dale Grubaugh officiating. Burial was in Hall Cemetery, Oldfield, with full military honors.
©Ozarks Newsstand 2003
Wentzel, Lola (Chapman) Dye 12 Mar 1933 - 27 Mar 2004 CCH-N 28 Apr 2004 & CCH-N 31 Mar 2004
[Note: Daughter of James Luther and Lula Mae (Hawkins) Chapman; married first ? Dye’ married second Rev. Joseph Wentzel]
Lola (Chapman) Wentzel, 71, Sparta, died Saturday, March 27, 2004. She was born March 12, 1933, in Merrit, the only child of James Luther and Lula Mae (Hawkins) Chapman. In 1934, the family moved to Crossroads, and Wentzel attended Green Valley School. She graduated from Ava High School and later moved to Tulsa, Okla., where she worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. After her four children were born, she began working for the Osteopathic Hospital in the health care industry. In 1991 she and husband Rev. Joseph Wentzel moved back to Missouri. She was a Christian and a member of the Smyrna Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Rev. Joseph Wentzel; and son, Richard Dye. Survivors include two daughters, Rhonda Naveck and husband Martin, Cleveland, Okla., and Mary Al-Khaldi, Broken Arrow, Okla.; one son, Jerry Dye, Sparta; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many loving friends. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. March 30 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Dale Grubaugh officiating. Burial was in Hall Cemetery in the Mound Community. Visitation was from 6-7p.m. March 29 in the funeral home.
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Werner, Barbara Ann (Nellie) 2 Apr 1939 - 13 Oct 2004 SN-L 15 Oct 2004
[Note: Daughter of Donald & Edna (Kinkennon) Nellis Hawk]
Mrs. Barbara Ann Werner, age 65, of Nixa, Mo., passed away at 4:15 a.m. Tuesday in Christian Health Care, Nixa. She was born April 2, 1939, at Earlham, Iowa, to Donald and Edna Kinkennon Nellis Hawk. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include one daughter, Marie Werner of Nixa; two sons, Rick and his wife, Denise Slight, of Springfield, and Donald and his wife, Sandy Werner, of Jamesport; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a soon to be great grandson, Lucas Tanner, on Nov. 11, 2004; three sisters, Beverly Post of Iowa, Marilyn Walker of Colorado, and Lucille Wriggly of Clarksdale; and two brothers, Claudie Nellis of Iowa, and Dale Nellis of Bethany. Visitation will be at 4:30 p.m. with funeral services at 6 p.m. today, Oct. 15, 2004, in Walnut Lawn Funeral Home, 2001 W. Walnut Lawn. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, with burial following in Jamesport Masonic Cemetery of Jamesport. Friends may sign the register book at walnutlawnfuneralhome.com.
Werner, John Clark 11 Apr 1899 - Oct 1968
[Note: married Mabel I. 15 Jul 1907 - Sep 1983]
John Clark Warner, 69, Clever, a lifelong resident of Stone County, died at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the state hospital at Nevada. Surviving are his wife, Mabel; a son, John, Ozark; two daughters, Mrs. Cleta Fullbright, Wellsville, and Mrs. Oleta Durnell, Germany; two sisters, Mrs. Edna Cloud, Aurora, and Mrs. Dorothy McGuire, Marionville; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Clever Christian Church with the Rev. Hubert Lines officiating. Burial will be in German Evangelical Cemetery, Billings, under direction of Cantrell of Clever.
Note: This clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner has a handwritten date of October 1968 in the margin.
Werner, John Clark 11 Apr 1899 - 30 Oct 1968 CCR 31 Oct 1968 p8
[Note: spelling from tombstone & other records]
John Clark Warner, 69, Clever, a lifelong resident of Stone County, died at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the state hospital at Nevada. Surviving are his wife. Mabel; a son, John, Ozark; two daughters, Mrs. Cleta Fulbright, Wellsville and Mrs. Oleta Durnell, Grmany; two sisters, Mrs. Edna Cloud, Aurora, and Mrs. Dorothy McGuire, Marionville; and two grandchildren. Arrangements are under direction of Cantrell.
Werner, John Clark 11 Apr 1899 - 30 Oct 1968 CCR 7 Nov 1968 p8
Funeral services for John Clark Werner, 69, Clever, a lifelong resident of Stone County were at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Clever Christian Church with the Rev. Hubert Lines officiating. Burial was in German Evangelical Cemetery, Billings, under direction of Cantrell of Clever. Mr. Werner died at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 30, in the state
hospital in Nevada.
Werner, Mabel Indiana (Harmon) 15 Jul 1907 - Sep 1983 OH 29 Sep 1983 p11
[Note: married John Clark Werner 11 Apr 1899 - 30 Oct 1968]
Services for Mabel I. Werner, 76, Ozark, were held Sept. 27 in Harris Chapel with the Rev. Hubert Lines officiating. Burial was in St. Peter’s Evangelical Cemetery at Billings. Mrs. Werner died Sept. 24 in Camelot Manor, Farmington, after a long illness. Mrs. Werner, a Sheldon native, moved to the Brown Springs community in Stone County in 1941. She was a 1953 graduate of Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield. She taught elementary school in Vernon County and then sixth grade at Clever for 19 years. She moved here about 10 years ago. She was a member of Clever First Christian Church, where she taught Sunday school. Survivors include a son, John G., Ozark; two daughters, Mrs. Oleta Durnell, Santa Claus, Ind., and Mrs. Cleta Fulbright, Flat River; and eight grandchildren. (Contributed by Hazel Messenger) [15 Jul 1907 - Sep 1983]
Werner, Mabel P. 1932 - 2 Jan 1939 CCR 5 Jan 1939 p1
[Note: Daughter of Carley & Harriet (Fargo) Werner; no record in Chaffin Funeral Home Records; father‘s first name hard to read on Missouri DC - no DC found for father]
Mabel Werner, 6 year old daughter of Mrs. Harriett Werner of near Reed Springs, died in a Chaffin ambulance enroute to a hospital at Springfield following a crash on Highway 65 late Monday, in which her mother was critically injured and two other children received severe injuries. Mrs. Werner was driving the car when it swerved from the road and crashed over an embankment on Highway 65 just north of the Highway 44 cutoff. The mother remains in very critical condition in Springfield Baptist hospital. She has not regained consciousness since the accident and physicians entertain little hope for her recovery. Her husband died last March. The body of the little girl was prepared for burial by the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark and turned over to a Marionville undertaker with whom the family had a burial policy for interment at Reed Springs Thursday.
Werner, Pauline M. “Plina” (Estes) Gryder 16 Aug 1876 - 20 Jun 1946 CCR 27 Jun 1946 p3
[Note: Daughter of Samuel & Melcena (Steele) Estes; married 20 Feb 1898 CCM Quintius Albert Gryder 1875 - 1935; married 17 Feb 1940 William Werner; buried under name Gryder]
Plina Estes Werner was born Aug. 16, 1876 and passed away at her home in Clever on June 20, 1946. She was a lifelong resident of the Clever community. She was united in marriage to William Werner on Feb. 17, 1940. Early in life she confessed Christ and united with the Clever Methodist church. Surviving are her husband, William; two brothers, C.C. Estes and Bob Estes of Clever; four sisters, Mrs. Maggie Sullivan of Clever; Mrs. Nannie Stewart of Washington and Mrs. Virgie McDale and Mrs. Villie Winslow, both of Los Angeles, Calif. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon by Rev. T.J. Haney in the Clever Methodist church. Interment was in the Mt. Carmel cemetery under direction of the Maples Funeral Home of Clever.
Werner, William Lowe “Bill” 14 Apr 1919 - 27 Jan 2012 CCH-N 8 Feb 2012
[Note: Son of William Fred & Viola Stella Mae (Lowe) Werner; married 3 Aug 1940 Betty Plagenberg]
William Lowe “Bill” Werner, age 92, of Republic, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2012, in Sonshine Manor, Republic. He was born April 14, 1919, in St. Louis, the son of William Fred and Viola Stella Mae (Lowe) Werner. Werner served his county in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Werner married Betty Plagenberg on Aug. 3, 1940. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; and his parents. Werner is survived by his three children and their spouses, Bill and Mary Werner, and Debbie and Jim Reinsch, all of Republic, and Bob and Sherri Werner, Defiance; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great -grandchild; a sister, Mary Kuesel, Grand Junction, Co.; and many other relatives and friends. A visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m., with a memorial service at 1 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, with Rev. Larry Scriven officiating, and with military honors. Online condolences may be shared at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.
Wernet, Elizabeth Ann (Thompson) c1880 - 25 Mar 1960 CCR 31 Mar 1960 p4
[Note: married 1896 Frank W. Wernet 15 Apr 1871 - 19 Aug 1949]
Graveside services for Mrs. Frank W. Wernet of Kansas City who died Friday morning, were held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Hazelwood Cemetery, Springfield. She was a lifelong resident of Springfield until moving until moving to Kansas City five years ago, and was a granddaughter of Julian T. Campbell, one of the city’s founders. The late Francis T. Wernet was a son. Survivors include a son, L. Campbell of Burlingham, Mich.; a daughter, Mrs. Herbert R. Allee of Kansas City; two granddaughters, Mrs. Jean Whittington of Kansas City and Mrs. Jack Kaufman of Seattle, Wash.; and three great grandchildren.
Wernet, Francis Thompson 11 Jan 1903 - 9 Dec 1956 CCR 13 Dec 1956 p1
[Note: Son of Frank W. & Elizabeth Ann (Thompson) Wernet; married 21 Nov 1926 Lula Effie Kerr 1 Dec 1902 - 9 Dec 1956]
Wernet, Lula Effie (Kerr) 1 Dec 1902 - 9 Dec 1956 CCR 13 Dec 1956 p1
[Note: Daughter of James Asa & Effie Jane (Taylor) Kerr; married 21 Nov 1926 Francis Thompson Wernet 11 Jan 1903 - 9 Dec 1956]
Auto Tragedy Claims Lives of Prominent Ozark Couple
Mr. and Mrs. Francis T. Wernet Killed Instantly in One-Car Mishap on U. S. 65
Death came instantly last Sunday afternoon about 3:45 o’clock for one of Ozark’s most widely known and highly respected couples, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Thompson Wernet - Francis and Lula to ever child and every adult in the community. The tragic circumstance occurred at the James River bridge, eight miles north of Ozark, when their northbound Chrysler apparently skidded on an icy spot, struck the bridge, the abutting guard rail and both were thrown from the car. The Wernets were enroute to Springfield to hear the annual Christmas Vespers program presented by the Drury College choir. They had great interest in Drury, both having been students there when they formed their close companionship 32 years ago, and both their daughters are Drury graduates. Hundreds of people attended the double funeral services held Wednesday morning at 10:30 at the Chaffin Funeral Chapel in Ozark. The large chapel held less than half the friends who gathered to pay their last respects. Flowers completely blanketed on side of the chapel and most of another. The funeral services were conducted by the Reverend W. E. Broadhurst, pastor of the Ozark Christian Church and Doctor Richard Pope, Dean of the School of Bible at Derry College. In Doctor Pope’s comforting words, “In death, as in life, their was an eternal partnership, and their warm kindness will be greatly missed by loved ones and innumerable friends.” Interment was in Hazelwood Cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. Bearers for Mrs. Werner were seven cousins: Jack Farthing and Herbert Taylor of Ozark, Jack Kerr of Cra ne and Wm. C. Taylor, Gene Farthing, Fred Farthing, and Orville Kerr, all of Springfield. Bearers for Mr. Wernet were Ed Burlingame of Kansas City and Joe C. Crain, D. W. Shelton, Clyde W. McConnell, Tom R. Moore, Gratz Anderson and John L. Pile, all of Ozark
Francis Thompson Wernet was born January 11, 1903, near Lindenlure, Mo. and his wife, Lula Effie Kerr Wernet was born December 1, 1902 in Ozark, Mo. They departed this life on Sunday, December 9, 1956. Lula and Francis Wernet both attended Drury College and on November 21, 1926, were united in Marriage. Two daughters, Ann and Jane, were born to this union. They made their first home in Springfield and in 1920 came to Ozark where they operated a drug store for more than 27 years and were active in many church and civic affairs. Mr. Wernet was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist, a Past Master of Friend Lodge No. 352, A. F. & A. M., a member of the Abou Ben Adem Shrine Temple, a member and Past President of the Ozark Lions Club, and a member and past president of the Ozark Chamber of Commerce. Mrs. Wernet was an active member of the First Christian Church at Ozark where she serves as secretary of the Christian Women’s Fellowship. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star, and a member and Past President of the Modern Seekers Federated Club of Ozark. They are survived by two daughters, Mrs. Jean Whittington of Kansas City, Mo/ and Mrs. Jack Kaufman of San Diego, Calif. and a grandson, David Francis Whittington. Mr. Wernet is survived by his mother, Mrs. Frank W. Wernet of Kansas City, Mo., a brother, Campbell Wernet of Detroit, Mich. and a sister, Mrs. Herbert Allee of Kansas City. Mrs. Wernet is survived by three brothers, Dr. Frank Kerr of Monett, Mo., J. Emmett Kerr and Lyman Kerr, both of Ozark.
Werts, Alice Marie (Schmidt) 14 Sep 1927 - 30 Jan 2008 AdamsFH & SN-L 2 Feb 2008
[Note: Daughter of Anthony & Magdalene (Stroh) Schmidt; married ? Werts]
Alice Marie Werts, age 80, of Nixa, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2008. She was born September 14, 1927, the daughter of Anthony and Magdalene (Stroh) Schmidt. Survivors include: a granddaughter, Tammy Hartley, Nixa; two great grandchildren, Erica and Emma Hartley, Nixa; a son-in-law, Jim Jaqua, Table Rock; a sister, Lorraine Meier, Aberdeen, SD; and nieces and nephews, Vicky Wiest, Janet Wik, Karen Endres, Sandra Meier, Gary Meier, Ron Meier, Julie Meier, and Diane Berreth. Alice was preceded in death by her parents; and a daughter, Linda Louise Jaqua. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday at Glenn Cemetery, Nixa, with Pastor Tommy Bilyeu officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
West, Alma Verna (Wilson) 23 Apr 1907 - 20 Mar 1942 CCR 26 Mar 1942 p1
[Note: Daughter of Frank & Maggie (Caffey) Wilson; married 1 May 1928 Gaylord Byron West 1903 - 1964; maiden name could be Wilson]
Alma West was born April 23, 1907 in Stone county, and departed this life at her home in Springfield, March 20, 1942 at the age of 34 years. She was converted at the age of 12 at the Union Ridge church and joined the Missionary Baptist church. She lived a devoted Christian life. On May1, 1926, she was married to Byron West and to this union were born five children, two sons and three daughters, Sammy and Jerry, Orilla, Bonnie and Marylin, all of the home. Beside the husband and children, she is survived by her mother, Mrs. Maggie Wilson, and two half-brothers of Kansas, one sister, Mrs. Velma Bass of Springfield, an aged grandmother, Mrs. Lou Wilson, of Springfield, other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Saturday at the Wise Hill church with burial in the cemetery there under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.
West, Alta Payne (Terry) 2 Dec 1890 - Dec 1975 OH 18 Dec 1975 p7
[Note: Daughter of Joel & Martha Alice (Plumlee) Terry; married Arthur Earl West 27 Jan 1885 - Jul 1967]
HIGHLANDVILLE - Services for Mrs. Alta P. West, 85, Highlandville, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the First Baptist Church of Highlandville with the Revs. Howard Blevins and Earl Blansit officiating. Burial will be in Highlandville Cemetery under the direction of Harris of Ozark. Mrs. West died at 2:55 a.m. Wednesday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, after a short illness.
West, Arthur Earl 27 Jan 1885 - 12 Jul 1967 CCR 13 Jul 1967 p1
[Note: married Alta Payne Terry 2 Dec 1890 - Dec 1975]
Earl West , 82, of Highlandville, died at 7:25 a.m. Wednesday in Burge-Protestant Hospital in Springfield. Mr. West, a native of Waverly, Iowa, moved to Springfield 68 years ago and resided in Highlandville the past 48 years. He was a member of the Springfield Congregational Church. Survivors are his wife, Alta; three sons, Joel H. of Overland, Floyd L., Kansas City and Franklin H., Olympia, Wash.; three daughters, Mrs. Lucy E. Peebles, Aurora, Mrs. Dorothy Gill and Mrs. Mary Alice Holt, both of Highlandville; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Harris.
West, Arthur Earl 27 Jan 1885 - 12 Jul 1967 CCR 20 Jul 1967 p1
Funeral services for Earl West, 82, of Highlandville, were at 2 p.m. Saturday in Highlandville Baptist Church with the Rev. David Cavin and the Rev. Thomas J. Bilyeu officiating. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery under direction of Harris. Mr. West died Wednesday morning, July 12, in Burge-Protestant Hospital, Springfield.
West, Augustus Arlington 1845 - 25 Dec 1906 CCR 27 Dec 1906
[Note: married Martha A. Formby]
A. A. West died very suddenly Christmas day. He told the members of his family that he was going to cut wood in the woods pasture west of his home, leaving the house directly after dinner. About four o’clock, when he did not return, members of the family went to look for him and found him dead. The old gentleman had been rather feeble for some time, but he was not considered to be in any immediate danger. When found, the body was not yet stiff, seeming to indicate that life had not long been extinct. He was carried to the house by the neighbors who had been hastily summoned. The body will be buried in Berryville, Ark. Augustus Arlington West was born in Ga. in 1845, moved to Alabama and from there, to Arkansas, and then back to Alabama again, He came to Ozark in 1892. He married Miss Martha A. Formby, who still survives him. Of this union eight children were born, five of whom still survive. Mr. West was an uncle of Mrs. Berniece Johnston, Harry Johnston accompanied the family to Berryville. Miss Trotwood Davis, Miss Lucy Formby and the wife, Mrs. West, went with the body to its final resting place.
West, Benjamin Franklin “Frank“, Rev. 23 Aug 1871 - 17 Dec 1954 CCR 23 Dec 1954 p1
[Note: Son of Wilson & Annie (Stephens) West; married Mamie Lyman 18 Jan 1880 - 26 Oct 1960]
Rev. B. Frank West is Called by Death
Reverend Benjamin Franklin West, familiarly known to thousands as B. Frank, died at the age of 83, at 5:45 last Friday morning at his farm home northeast of Nixa, after an illness of a week. Born on the farm where he died, he was known through our this section as a minister, a teacher and a successful farmer. He attended rural schools in Christian County, finished high school in Springfield and graduated from Drury College as salutatorian of the class of 1897. During his long career, Reverend West served as superintendent of the Nixa school, taught Bible, English and mathematics at Springfield High School for 23 years, and also found time to serve as pastor in various Christian churches. Among his pastorates were churches at Hopedale, Galloway, Nixa, Bethany, Republic, Ash Grove, Walnut Grove, Billings, Clever, Selmore, Riverdale, Ozark, Sparta and Walnut Street Christian Church in Springfield. He maintained a close association with Drury College. His four daughters are Drury graduates and a grandson, Evan Copsey, is a member of the class of ‘55. Reverend West is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mamie Lyman West, to whom he was married on Christmas Day, 1900; a daughter, Mrs. Belle Copsey, a teacher in Springfield Central High School; a daughter, Mrs. Alice Jelinek, wife of A. G. Jelinek, head of the education department at Drury; a daughter, Mrs. Lucile Pierce of Roswell, N. M.; and a daughter, Miss Edythe West, head of the Art Department at Drury. Other survivors include six grandchildren; a sister, Miss Luella West of Springfield, and a brother, Fred West of California. Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon in the Nixa Christian Church with Rev. Ivan Potts officiating. Burial was in Payne Cemetery under direction of Harris Funeral Home of Nixa. Pallbearers were members of the official board of the Nixa Christian Church.
West, Charley I. d 7 Jan 1932 CCR 21 Jan 1932 p4
[Note: Son of William Cartwright & ? ( ) West]
Charley I. West of Sun City, Kansas passed away at his home Tuesday of last week, following a stroke of paralysis on Jan. 7. Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Wednesday at Sun City. He was a son of the late Prof. W.C. West and a step-son of Mrs. Nellie F. West of this city. He is also survived by his widow and seven children, also by a brother, W. Clare West of Orlando, Florida, and a half-sister, Mrs. R. Neil Gray of Springfield.
West, Darrell LeRoy 23 Sep 1933 - 23 Aug 2004 SN-L 25 Aug 2004
[Note: Son of Frank & Vivian ( ) West; married first Beverly; married second Carolyn]
Darrell LeRoy West, 71, Ozark, Mo., departed from this life Aug. 23, 2004, in Cox South Hospital. Mr. West was a self-employed truck driver for FedEx. He is survived by three sons, Marty West of Springfield, Mo., Gregg West of Colorado, and Dirk West of Nebraska; one daughter, Becky Clark of Loveland, Colo.; the mother of his children, Beverly Stockdale of Wyoming; one stepdaughter, Stacy Franks of Missouri; two stepsons, Greg Bolin of Missouri, and Mike Bolin of Colorado; one sister, Colleen Wright of Iowa; two half-sisters, Sandra Miller and Joy Reis, both of Iowa; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Darrell was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn, and his parents, Frank and Vivian West. The family will have a memorial service for friends and family at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, at the home of Marty and Pamela West. Arrangements are under the direction of Walnut Lawn Funeral Home.
West, Edythe May 12 Jul 1913 - 19 Jun 1985 OH 27 Jun 1985 pB13
[Note: Daughter of Benjamin Franklin "Frank" & Mamie A. (Lyman) West]
Memorial services for Edyth West, 71, Nixa, were held June 22 in Nixa Christian Church with the Revs. John Johnson and James Smith officiating. Miss West died June 19 in his home after a long illness. A longtime art professor at Drury College, she attended Nixa Christian Church, Survivors include two sisters, Belle Copsey and Lucille Pierce, both of Nixa ; and several nieces and nephews. The body was cremated under the direction of Harris Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Nixa Christian Church.
West, Floyd Leslie 17 Jan 1915 - 31 Jan 2001 CCH-N 7 Feb 2001
[Note: Son of Arthur Earl & Alta Payne (Terry) West; married Ruby L. Colton 14 Apr 1920 - 18 Dec 1987]
Floyd Leslie West, 86, Highlandville, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001 in Independence Manor Care Center, Independence, Mo. Floyd was born Sunday, Jan. 17, 1915 in Salt Lake City, Utah, the son of Earl and Alta (Terry) West. As a young man, he was a participant in our nation's history, he worked as a Forrester, spotting fires in the CCC Camp Program started by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and in later years worked as a mailhandler for the Kansas City and the Highlandville Baptist Church. "Dad" loved the outdoors and fishing, time spent with his family, the fellowship of his church family and serving for several years as a Deacon for the Blue Summit Baptist Church, Kansas City and the Highlandville Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Ruby, on Dec. 18, 1987, his sister, Lucy, and two brothers, Joe and Franklin. He is survived by a daughter, Shirley and husband Ernest L. Henning, Kansas City, Mo.; two sisters, Dorothy Gill, Nixa, and Mary Alice Holt, Highlandville; two grandchildren, Deanna L. Stowers, Norfolk, Ark., and Cheryl M. Putnam, Kearney, Mo.; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb. 4 in the Harris Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Travis Edwards officiating. Burial followed in Highlandville Cemetery, Highlandville.
West, Franklin 27 Dec 1918 - 20 Jul 1992 NN-E 29 Jul 1992 & OH 29 Jul 1992
[Note: Son of Arthur Earl & Alta Payne (Terry) West; married Elizabeth]
Franklin West, 73, died Monday, July 20, in Riverview Manor, Ozark. He was born Dec. 27, 1918, in Riverdale, the son of Earl and Alta Terry West. He was a veteran of World War II. In 1946, he moved to Washington state, where he worked for Georgia Pacific Plywood and later as a public school custodian. He was a member of Lacey Baptist Church, Lacey, Wash. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth; two brothers, Joe and Oscar West; a sister, Lucy Waldemar; and his parents. Survivors include a brother, Floyd West, Highlandville; two sisters, Dorothy Gill and Alice Holt, both of Highlandville; and nieces and nephews. Services were held Friday, July 24, in Adams Funeral Home with the Revs. Gary Stewart and Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was in Dickens Cemetery, Taneyville.
West, Henry S. 11 Nov 1850 - 13 Jul 1933 CCR 27 Jul 1933 p1
[Note: Son of L. Daily & Lucinda ( ) West; married Louisa Atkin 10 Apr 1856 - 1 Mar 1934; no MO DC found]
Henry S. West was born at Green Bush, Wisconsin on Nov. 11, 1850 and died July 13, 1933, aged 83 years, 6 months and 28 days. He was united in marriage to Miss Louisa Atkin in 1873. To this union were born two sons, Charles West of Springfield and A.E. West of Highlandville. The widow, the two sons, one sister and nine grandchildren all survive him. A precious one from us is gone, a voice we loved is stilled, a place is vacant in our home, that never can be filled. God in His wisdom, has recalled, the boon His love had given, and tho the body slumber here, the soul is safe in Heaven.
West, Henry S. 11 Nov 1850 - 13 Jul 1933 CCR 27 Jul 1933 p1
Card of thanks. We wish to thank our many kind friends for their kindness during the sickness and death of our husband and father, Henry S. West. Mrs. Louisa West, C.A. West and Charles West.
West, James Augustus 11 Jan 1902 - 15 Sep 1989 OH 12 Oct 1989
[Note: Son of John T. & Mollie ( ) West; married 13 Oct 1940 Mary Lou Fryer 30 Jun 1913 - Aug 1984]
James Augustus West, 87, a former Ozark resident who graduated from high school here, died Sept. 15 in Durango, Colo. He had been a resident of the Four Corners Health Care Facility in Durango since 1982. After attending Springfield Business College in the early 1920s, Mr. West and his brother, Ward, moved to Wichita, Kan., to start the Electrified Water Co., a business he ran until 1956. With his family, he moved to Durango in 1957, having vacationed there since 1939. A builder, he was active in the management of the West Office Building and other real estate investments until 1981. He also enjoyed gardening, especially strawberries, and hunting and fishing in Colorado. Mr. West married Mary Lou Fryer in Wichita on Oct. 13, 1940 and was preceded in death by his wife in 1984; his brother, in 1983; and his sister, Mary, in 1954. Survivors include two sons, John, of Durango, and Ken, of Midland, Texas; two grandchildren, Amy and Mark, of Durango; two nieces, Patricia Harre, of Oakland, Calif., and Lois Carpenter, of Midland; and one nephew, James Harre, of Fairfax; Va. Memorials may be, sent to: Alzheimers Association, 70 E. Lake St., Chicago, Ill. 60601 or The Alzheimers Unit of the Four Corners Health Care Facility, 2911 Junction, Durango, Colo., 81301.
West, James D. 11 May 1927 - 19 Sep 1989 NN-E 28 Sep 1989
[Note: Son of Emmitt & Gladys (Gates) West; married Ellen G.]
James D. West, 62, of Nixa, died Sept. 19 from injuries suffered in an automobile accident in Dexter, Mo. Services took place Saturday in Rivermonte Chapel, Springfield. Burial was in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens. Mr. West was born May 11, 1927. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emmitt and Gladys Gates West; and two brothers, Roy and Ralph West. He is survived by his wife, Ellen G. West, of the home; three daughters, Joyce A. Richard, Billings, Linda K. Mihalek, Houston, Texas, and Retha "Suzie" Darlene Craig, Mountain Grove; two sons, James Daniel West, Jr., Joplin, and Sammuel Emmitt West, Kansas City, Mo.; a sister, Pauline Hill, San Diego, Calif.; and 12 grandchildren.
West, Joel H., Sr. 30 Sep 1912 - Dec 1984 OH 27 Dec 1984 p5
[Note: Son of Arthur Earl & Alta Payne (Terry) West]
Services for Joel H. West, 72, Ozark, were held Dec. 22 in Harris Chapel with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery. Mr. West died Dec. 19 in St., John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a long illness. A native of Highlandville, Mr. West was formerly of St. Louis and returned to Highlandville in 1974, where he lived until his illness. He resided in Ozark Nursing Care the past two years. A retired forklift operator, he was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Gateway Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America and Nixa American Legion. Survivors include a son, Joel, Jr., Parsons, Kan.; three sisters, Lucy Waldemar, Dorothy Gill and Alice Holt, all of Highlandville; two brothers, Floyd, Independence, and Franklin, Olympia, Wash.; and three grandchildren
West, John T. 1860 - 25 Oct 1951 CCR 1 Nov 1951
[Note: Son of A. A. & Martha A. ( ) West, Lineville, Clay County, AL; 1930 Christian County Census shows born Alabama to parents born in Georgia & married to Molly born Alabama to parents born in Alabama; married 11 Nov 1890]
(The following obituary was taken from the Wichita Beacon, Oct. 25, 1951 and brought to the Republican office by R. F. Green of near Ozark.) Funeral services were held Thursday in Wichita, KS, for John T. West, 91-year-old Midland man who died Wednesday in a Wichita hospital. A retired farmer, West and his wife had resided at 903 S Marlenfield Street the last six years. They would have been married 61 years on
Nov. 11. Funeral services were held in the Broadway Mortuary in Wichita. Interment was in Wichita cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. John T. West, of the home here; a brother, the Rev L. A. West, Farmersville; two sons, W. W. West, 711 W. Storey Street, Midland, and J. A. West, Wichita, KS; and a daughter, Mrs. Ray Harre of Long Beach, CA. The West family formerly lived in Ozark.
West, Leonard Alvin 4 Apr 1922 - 22 May 2009 AdamsFH
[Note: Son of Walter Ray & Flora Mae (Sorrell) West; married 12 Mar 1944 Ida Mae Sharp]
Leonard Alvin West, age 87, of Ozark, passed away Friday, May 22, 2009. He was born April 4, 1922 in Zanesville, Ohio, where he continued to live until in his mid 40’s. He was the son of Walter Ray and Flora Mae (Sorrell) West. He joined the U.S. Army, and served in General Patton’s 3rd Army in the Battle of the Bulge and across Europe. On March 12, 1944 he and Ida Mae Sharp were united in marriage. Mr. West was an outdoorsman. He enjoyed his garden, fishing, and hunting. He attended Calvary Baptist Church in Ozark. Survivors include: His wife, Ida; four children, Linda Holzschuher and husband John, Ozark, Leonard Lee West and wife Pae, Ozark, Franklin D. West and wife Cindy, Mansfield, Louisiana, and Connie M. Cornell and husband Billy, Zanesville, Ohio; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many niees and nephews, and other relatives. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bernard E. West and Donald R. West, and his parents. Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Tuesday, May 26, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Phillip Guthrie officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation will be from noon until service time on Tuesday.
West, Leonard Alvin 4 Apr 1922 - 22 May 2009 CCH-N 3 June 2009 & AdamsFH
Leonard Alvin West, 87, of Ozark, passed away May 22, 2009. He was born April 4, 1922, in Zanesville, Ohio, where he continued to live until in his mid 40s. He was the son of Walter Ray and Flora Mae (Sorrell) West. He joined the U.S. Army, and served in General Patton’s 3rd Army in the Battle of the Bulge and across Europe. On March 12, 1944, he and Ida Mae Sharp were united in marriage. Mr. West was an outdoorsman. He enjoyed his garden, fishing and hunting. He attended Calvary Baptist Church in Ozark. Survivors include: His wife, Ida; four children, Linda Holzschuher and husband John, Ozark, Leonard Lee West and wife Pae, Ozark, Franklin D. West and wife Cindy, Mansfield, Louisiana, and Connie M. Cornell and husband Billy, Zanesville, Ohio; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews, and other relatives. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bernard E. West and Donald R. West, and his parents. Funeral services were 1 p.m. May 26, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Phillip Guthrie officiating. Burial with military honors followed in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield.
West, Lillie C. 25 Feb 1895 - 23 Aug 1975 OH 28 Aug 1975 p8
[Note: married Charles A. West 21 Dec 1875 - 19 Jul 1934]
Services for Mrs. Lillie C. West, 80 of 325 East Chase, were at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Greenlawn Funeral Home with Dr. James S. Speese officiating. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery. Mrs. West, a Springfield resident since 1923, died at 6:400 p.m. Saturday in the Foster Nursing Home after a long illness.
West, Mamie A. (Lyman) 18 Jan 1880 - 26 Oct 1960 CCR 27 Oct 1960 p1
[Note: married Rev. Benjamin Franklin West 23 Aug 1871 - 17 Dec 1954]
Mrs. Mamie A. West, 80, longtime resident of the Nixa community, died Wednesday at 6 a.m.. at Springfield Baptist Hospital following a long illness. She was the widow of the late Rev. B. Frank West who died in 1954. She was a member of the Nixa Christian Church. She is survived by four daughters, Miss Edyth West, Nixa. Mrs. Belle Copsey, Nixa, Mrs. Allice Jelineck, 826 South Broadway and Mrs. Lucile Pierce, Roswell, N. Mex.; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Harris Chapel in Nixa with Dr. Samuel Smith II and the Rev. Robert Hoffman officiating. Burial will be in Payne Cemetery
West, Mildred (Swearengin) 27 Jan 1926 - 13 Aug 2004 SN-L 15 Aug 2004
[Note: Daughter of John Thomas & Sarah Frances (Melton) Swearengin; married Francis “Nap” West d 31 Dec 1990]
Mildred West, 78, Springfield, passed away at 2:45 a.m. Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, in Aurora Nursing Center. She was born Jan. 27, 1926, in Springfield, the daughter of John Thomas and Sarah Frances Melton Swearengin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Francis (Nap) West, who died Dec. 31, 1990. Mrs. West is survived by a son, Ronald West, Aurora; two daughters, Nancy Wood and husband Gary, Springfield, and Tonna Stepp and husband Ellis, Aurora; three sisters, Gladys Danetenko, Bakersfield, Calif., Mary Lou Simmons, DeSoto, Kan., and Anna Lathem and her husband, Larry, Springfield; four grandchildren, Mark and Mike Stepp, and Bryan and Abbigail McCracken; and one great-grandson, Hunter Lee Stepp. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 16, 2004, in Eastlawn Cemetery with the Reverend Ron Reynolds officiating under the care of Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel. Visitation will be from 4 to 5 p.m. today in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Hospice, 1378 E. Republic Rd., Springfield, MO 65804.
West, Nancy M. 19 Jan 1907 - Apr 1975 OH 1 May 1975 p6
[Note: married Claude West]
Services for Mrs. Nancy M. West, 68, Route 2, Rogersville, were at 3:30 p.m. Monday in Greenlawn Chapel with the Revs. Jim Jeffries and U. John Holmes officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. West died at 1:10 p.m. Friday in Cox Medical Center after a short illness.
West, Nellie F. (Hall) 19 Jul 1856 - 29 Jun 1936 CCR 2 Jul 1936 p1
[Note: Daughter of Benjamin & ? ( ) Hall; maiden name may be Hull?]
Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie E. West, who passed away Monday, July 29, at her home in Ozark, at the age of 79, were held Wednesday afternoon at the Chaffin Funeral Home, with burial in Maple Park cemetery in Springfield. Rev. Potter of Springfield officiated. A complete obituary of the life of Mrs. West will be available in next week’s issue.