West, Ron 19 Apr 1941 - 18 Feb 2010 SN-L 24 Feb 2010
[Note: Son of Clifford & Ann (McMillin) West; married 1960 Carol Earls]
Ron West of Nixa, Mo., passed away February 18, 2010, in Springfield, Mo. "Ronnie" was born in Joplin, Mo., April 19, 1941, to Clifford and Ann (McMillin) West, who preceded him in death. A sister, Linda Poston, also preceded him in death. Ron is survived by his wife, Carol (Earls), his high school sweetheart whom he married in 1960. Two sisters- in-law, Wyvonne Turner and husband Edwin, and Gayla Simmons and husband David; nieces, Robin Gotta and Susan Grove; and nephews, Keith Coleman, Steve and Michael Simmons, and Kent McGregor, as well as, several very special great nieces and nephews. Ronnie served in the U.S. Army achieving the rank of Sergeant. He acquired many friends while working for Foremost Dairy and Southern Mo. Containers and retired after 29 years from Dewitt & Associates. Ron's joy in life was the outdoors- he was an avid hunter, marksman, archer, fisherman, and golfer. He acquired many trophies from tournaments and matches. Ron dearly loved his family and friends and always had a special spot in his heart for his animals. Memorial Service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, February 27, in Northside Assembly of God, 2310 N. Campbell, Springfield, Mo. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Northside Assembly-Teen Challenge, or your local animal shelter.
West, Ruby L. (Colton) 14 Apr 1920 - 18 Dec 1987 OH 24 Dec 1987
[Note: married Floyd Leslie West 17 Jan 1915 - 31 Jan 2001]
Ruby West, 67, of Independence, died Dec. 18 at 9:15 a.m. of complications resulting from diabetes. Services for Mrs. West were held Monday at Harrisonville, Missouri. Burial was in the Highlandville Cemetery, with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Mrs. West is survived by her husband of nearly 50 years,. Floyd; one daughter, Shirley Henning, of Independence; two granddaughters; and one great-granddaughter. She is also survived by four sisters, Bessie and Mary, of the Harrisonville area, Flossie, of California, and Barbara, of Oregon. She was preceded in death by two brothers.
West, Victor Oct 1904 - 18 Aug 1905 CCR 24 Aug 1905
[Note: Son of J. C. & ? ( ) West]
Forbid Them Not
On last Saturday morning, the baby of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. West died after a long illness. It was eleven months old, and from the time of birth until its death, it scarcely knew a well day. The suffering of childhood is always touching and sad. The man, grown to know and use articulate speech, may well tell of his suffering and the aid and skill of physicians and tender solicitude of those who love him. But a babe cannot. It can only look out on a strange, new world and each labored breath and pleading [no more copied]
West, Victor Oct 1904 - 18 Aug 1905 CCR 24 Aug 1905
A Card of Thanks
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. West wish to return thanks to their friends and neighbors for their kindness during the sickness and death of their baby and for the many flowers sent for the funeral. They also feel kindly toward the physicians who nobly aided them in their long trial.
West, Vienna Viona (Beal) 7 Nov 1875 - 23 Mar 1930 CCR 27 Mar 1930
[Note: Daughter of James & Rebecca (White) Beal; married 14 Jan 1894 Samuel H. West; she is listed as a widow on 1910 census]
Mrs. Vienna Viona Beal West was born Nov. 7, 1875, and departed this life Sunday, March 23, 1930, being 54 years, 3 months and 16 days of age. She was married to Samuel H. West Jan. 14, 1894. To this union were born six children, five boys and one girl. The husband and one son, Lotus C., have preceded her in death. The surviving children are Olan C. of Lapaz, Ind., Alba F. of Republic, Byron G. of Springfield, Teddie C. of Clever, and Mrs. Caroline Rebecca Arndt of Billings. Besides the children she is survived by her mother, Mrs. Jimmie Beal of Rogersville, three sisters and three brothers, Mrs. Resa Burkey of Rogersville, Mrs. Olivia Arndt of Battlefield, Mrs. Eunice Spiess of Ozark, Ross Beal of Tacoma, Wash., Will Beal of Republic and Gratz Beal of Springfield. She was converted in Nov. 1909, and was at the time of her death a member of the Clever Baptist church. She will be sadly missed by relatives and friends and will also be missed in her church and community. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Mach 25, at 2 p.m. at the Baptist church in Clever, Rev. Baucom of Nevada officiating. Burial was made in Wise Hill cemetery under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.
West, W. Clare 1870 - 9 Mar 1938 CCR 17 Mar 1938 p1
[Note: Son of William Cartwright & ?(?) West; step-son of Nellie J. ( ) West; married Ella (?); 1880 Dade Co MO census says he was born 1872 in Nebraska]
W. Clare West, 77, son of Prof. W.C. West, one time principal of Ozark schools, died in Orlando, Fla., on March 9. He had been living there for a number of years. He is survived by his wife, Ella, and half-sister, Mrs. R. Neil Gray of Springfield. Mrs. Gray attended his funeral in Orlando, where she will visit a cousin before returning to Springfield. Mr. West was formerly a resident of the Selmore neighborhood and of Ozark during the time his father lived here and was a traveling salesman for several Springfield firms. He was a brother of Mrs. Knox White and Charles West, both now deceased.
West, William Cartwright, Prof. 31 Aug 1839 - 26 Oct 1909 CCR 28 Oct 1909 p1
W. C. West Dead - Commander of J. W. Robertson Post G.A.R. Passes Away
At hi home in Ozark after a lingering illness Prof. W.C. West age 70 years, 1 month and 25 days. Funeral services were held Thur. at the residence conducted by Finley Lodge I. O. O. F. of Ozark where he had been a member about 15 years. The remains will be laid to rest in the Odd Fellows cemetery southeast of town.
A BRIEF SKETCH
W. C. West was born at Solon, Ohio August 31, 1839. He leaves a widow, 4 children, 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild to mourn his departure. In early life, he joined the Missionary Baptist church, but in later years became a believer in the Unitarian faith. He was a member of Capt. J. W. Robertson Post G. A. R. of Ozark and had served 3 years in the service of his country in the civil war, as a member of the 1 Nebraska Cavalry. He has been a resident of Christian county for 26 years of this time. He spent 4 years as county surveyor, two years as county commissioner of schools and 4 years as principal of Ozark public schools. And this has a prominent citizens, an old soldier, but one who has made his presence felt in the growth of Christian county answered the last call to duty.
Westbrook, Clemmie “Clem” (Reffitt) 19 Apr 1921 - 2 Nov 2008 AdamsFH & CCH-N 12 Nov 2008
[Note: Daughter of Edward & Emma (Wolfenberger) Reffitt; married Merle Westbrook]
Clemmie, “Clem” Westbrook, age 87, Springfield, passed away November 2, 2008. She was born April 19, 1921 in Mt. Sterling, KY, the daughter of Edward and Emma (Wolfenberger) Reffitt. Clem was a waitress at Fisher’s Hi-Boy in Springfield. Later on, she began working at Pappy’s Place, where she worked many years and had a sandwich named after her – “The Clemmie Special.” Clem attended Assemblies of God Churches. She loved her kids and grandkids dearly. Survivors include: four children, Merle Westbrook, Jr. and wife Barbara, Avon Park, Florida, Jim Westbrook and wife Judy, Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Marcella Payne and husband Don, Springfield, and Carrie Walegir and husband Jon, Nixa; seven grandchildren, Rob Westbrook, John Westbrook, Mike Westbrook, Steve Westbrook, Dana Davis, Buffey Bolin, and Joseph Wallegir; seven great grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; and a sister, Anna Scott, Springfield. Clem was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Merle Westbrook, two brothers; and one sister. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Bill Jefferson officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 PM Wednesday in the funeral home.
Westcott, Lisa Dawn (Riley) 23 May 1965 - 18 Jan 1986 OH 16 Jan 1986 p4
[Note: Daughter of John Keith & Sheree (Diffee) Riley; married John Westcott]
Services for Lisa Dawn Westcott, 30, Bethany, Okla., were held Jan, 20 at Calvary Church, Bethany, with the Rev. Ron Greeno officiating. Graveside services with the Rev. Hosea Bilyeu officiating, were held Jan,. 21 at Frazier Cemetery east of Clever. Burial was under the direction of Vondel Smith and Sons Mortuary, Oklahoma City, Okla. Mrs. Weston died Jan. 18 following an extended illness. She was a homemaker and a member of Cavalry Church of the Nazarene, Bethany. She had attended Bethany Nazarene College in 1982 and 1985. Survivors include her husband, John; one son, John Westcott, III, of the home; one daughter, Cristina, of the home; her mother and father, Sheree Riley and John Keith, of the state of California; one sister, Heather Riley, California; paternal grandmother, Ernestine M. Riley, Denver, Colo.; maternal grandparents, Otto and Georgie Diffee, California; and an aunt and uncle. Mrs. Westcott’s parents and grandparents are former Christian County residents.
Wester, Annabel (Wright) 9 Aug 1910 - 12 Jul 1988 OH 21 Jul 1988
[Note: married 4 Jun 1931 William Clay Wester 4 Sep 1906 - Nov 1986]
Annabel Wester, 77, of Springfield, died at 12:05 a.m. July 12 at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. Services for Mrs. Wester were held July 14 at the Greenlawn North Chapel, with the Rev. Calvin Maberry officiating. Burial was in Hazelwood Cemetery. Mrs. Wester was born in Springfield Aug. 9, 1910. A lifetime resident of Springfield, Mrs. Wester was a member of the Hamlin Memorial Baptist Church for more than 50 years. She was married June 4, 1931, to William Clay Wester, who preceded her in death. She is survived by three sons, Clay E. Wester and his wife, Betty, of Jefferson City, John J. Wester, Kansas City, and Bill Wester and his wife Tina, of Springfield; a sister, Edith Jones, Jefferson City; a brother, James Wright, Springfield; four grandchildren, Laura B. Pace, Nixa, Michael J. and Lana J. Wester, both of Springfield, and Eric J. Wester, stationed in Florida with the U.S. Navy; and four great grandchildren.
Wester, Clarence D. 13 Feb 1925 - 6 Apr 1991 NN-E 11 Apr 1991
[Note: Son of W. O. & Mary Dee ( ) Wester; married second Mary I.]
Clarence D. Wester, 66, Ozark, died Saturday, April 6, 1991, in Veteran's Administration Medical Center, Kansas City. Born in Kansas City, much of his youth was spent in Marshfield. He had lived in Ozark since 1971. He was a disabled World War II veteran, a truck driver and a member of the Ozark United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mary I. Wester; his mother, Mary Dee Wester, Marshfield; daughters, Dorothy Scott, Springfield, and Betty Coffman, St. Joseph; a son, William D. Wester, U.S. Army, formerly of Ozark; six children by a former marriage, Otis, Wanda, Margaret, Goldie, Kathy and Emily; a brother, William Lloyd Wester, Marshfield; two sisters, Shirley Farr and Margaret Mackey, both of Marshfield; and many grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, W.O. Wester, and an infant daughter, Mary Ann. Services were Wednesday morning in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Revs. Michael Walters and David Owings officiating. Burial was in Panther Valley Cemetery, near Fordland. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Wester, Jeffrey "Jeff" Michael 15 Mar 1983 - 1 Jan 2006 SN-L 4 Jan 2006
[Note: Son of Mike & Rozanne (Oster) Wester]
Jeffrey "Jeff" Michael Wester, Ozark, Mo., was born March 15, 1983. Against all odds and after a long and courageous battle with Cystic Fibrosis, Jeff Wester went home to be with the Lord, January 1, 2006, at the age of 22 years. His exceptional strength and courage enabled him to have a positive and cheerful outlook on life which uplifted and encouraged those who knew him and those he came in contact with. A 2001 graduate of Kickapoo High School, Jeff was a student of Ozark Technical Community College. Jeff was preceded in death by his grandfather, Ed Wester on January 7, 2003. He is survived by his mother and stepdad, Roxanne and Ron Burnett, Ozark, Mo.; his father and step-mom, Mike and Bridget Wester, Springfield, Mo.; a brother, Jordan Wester, Springfield, Mo.; two stepsisters, Rebecca Burnett and Sarah Burnett, both of Ozark, Mo.; paternal grandmother, Betty Wester, Springfield, Mo.; maternal grandparents, Russell and Audrey Oster, St. Louis, Mo.; paternal step grandparents, Barbara and Wayne Highley, Fair Grove, Mo.; paternal step great-grandparents, Charles and Margaret Goodwin, Fair Grove, Mo.; maternal step grandmother, Priscilla Burnett, Springfield, Mo.; maternal step great-grandmother, Christine Troxell, Seal Beach, Calif.; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; and the love of his life, Ashley Mitchell. Visitation will be 6 t o8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, in Walnut Lawn Funeral Home, 2001 W. Walnut Lawn Street, Springfield, Mo. However, anyone may visit after 12 noon Friday. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Hazelwood Cemetery will follow. Memorial contributions may be made to Make-A-Wish or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Online condolences may be made at www.walnutlawnfuneralhome.com
Westerfelt, Mattie F. (Vandover) 3 Nov 1872 - 15Jan 1929 CCH 17 Jan 1930 p1
[Note: Daughter of Ephram & Dorothy ( ) Vandover; married Frank O. Westerfelt, Sr.]
Fordland Woman Found In Yard In Flames by Her Daughter-In-Law
[from Wednesday Springfield Daily News]
Saturating her clothes with gasoline and igniting them, Mrs. F. O. Westerfelt, 55, of Fordland, fatally burned herself yesterday. She died an hour and a half after being found with her garments in ashes and her flesh seared. Mrs. Frank O. Westerfeld, Jr., discovered her mother-in-law back of an outbuilding at the rear of the Westerfelt home. In setting fire to herself, Mrs. Westerfelt had also set the building on fire. The flame victim regained consciousness long enough to mutter, “My suffering was too intense, I had to end it.” Relatives said she had been mentally afflicted for two years. Her husband is a widely known commercial salesman. With his son, Fran O. Westerfeld, Jr., he was calling on merchants in towns in southwest Missouri and had not been notified of the tragedy late yesterday. Relatives had closely guarded Mrs. Westerfelt for several months. One she and her daughter-in-law were at the Westerfelt home when Mrs. Westerfelt explains she was going to take a short walk. A few minutes later, the daughter-in-law saw flames shooting from an outbuilding. She ran to the structure and tried to open the door. It was locked. She battered frantically at it. Her screams attracted the attention of Reverend Smith of Fordland. Together, they forced the door open. Mrs. Westerfeld was not in the building. They then hears a moan form the rear of the structure. There they found Mrs. Westerfeld. Her clothes were burned off. Her body was charred from the flames. They carried her into the home and summoned Doctor W. J. Rabeau of Springfield. Mrs. Rabeneau who is a friend of the family, accompanied the physician. The Westerfelds lived one mile west of Fordland. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Westerfeld, Jr. were at school at the time of the tragedy. Near the spot where Mrs. Westerfeld was found was a quart bottle which had contained gasoline and which Mrs. Westerfelt had surreptitiously taken from the rear porch.
Westerman, Bertha M. (Hutter) 26 Jan 1897 - 14 Mar 1964
[Note: Daughter of Fred Gottlieb & Elpha Etta (Mount) Hutter; married Lou Westerman]
Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha M. Westerman were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Clever Baptist Church with the Rev. L. V. Swadley and the Rev. Ed Brock officiating. Burial was in the Smart Cemetery with Cantrell in charge. Mrs. Westerman, 67, died at 2:40 p.m. Saturday in Burge-Protestant Hospital, shortly after being admitted with an apparent heart attack. The widow of Louis Westerman, a retired farmer, she was a member of the Evangelical Church at Billings. She is survived by three sons, Harold and Kenneth, both of Clever, and Frederick, 1610 Nora, Springfield; three brothers, Gus, Joe and Charley Hutter, all of Billings; and four grandchildren. [26 Jan 1897 - 14 Mar 1964]
Note: This clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner is not dated.
Westerman, Harold Lewis 4 Mar 1927 - 25 Nov. 1989
[Note: Son of Ferdinand "Fred" & Mary (Ebersold) Westerman; married Allen]
CLEVER – Harold L. Westerman, 62 , Clever, died in his home at 4:30 a.m. Saturday morning of an apparent heart attack. He served in the Navy from 1943 to 1946 and was employed by Lily Tulip for 36 years, retiring in 1988. He attended the Assembly of God Church in Nixa and had served on the Clever City Council for the past 20 years as well as being City inspector. He was an asset to the community as he was never too busy to help a neighbor or friend. He is survived by his wife, Allen; one son and wife, Ed and Linda Westerman, Clever; one daughter and son-in-law, Theresa and Joe Daugherty, Clever; two brothers, Frederick “Fritz” Westerman, Republic, and Kenneth Westerman, Clever, and three grandchildren, Chris Daugherty, Witness Western and Gregory Western. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday in Nix Assembly of God Church with the Revs. L. S. Cooper and Wilbur Blansit officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery under direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Clever. The funeral home will be open Monday and the family will be there from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Funeral Card: Harold Lewis Westerman, March 4, 1927 – Nov. 25, 1989. SERVICES HELD: Nixa Assembly of God Church. November 25, 1989 at 10:00 A.M. OFFICIATING: Rev. Wilbur Blansit, Rev. L. S. Cooper. ESCORTS: Eric Blair, Gary Blair, Kevin Blair. Ronnie Blair, Donnie Blair, Mike McGovern. HONORARY : Kenny Blair, Charles Kemp. MUSIC: Donnie and Marquita Blansit. FINAL RESTING PLACE: Mount Carmel Cemetery, MEADORS FUNERAL HOMES, Clever, Mo. Contributed by the Clever Older Adults Assoc. and Bea Gardner.
Westerman, Louis 11 Apr 1896 - 22 Nov 1962
[Note: Son of Ferdinand “Fred” & Mary (Ebersold) Westerman; married Bertha M. Hutter 26 Jan 1897 - 14 Mar 1964]
Funeral services for Louis Westerman, 66, of Route 1, Billings, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Clever Baptist Church with the Rev. Lynn Swadley and the Rev. Edgar Brock officiating. Burial will be in Smart Cemetery under direction of Cantrell of Clever. Mr. Westerman suffered an apparent heart attack while hunting on his farm Thursday morning. He was a farmer and a lifelong resident of the community. Survivors are his wife, Bertha; three sons, Harold and Kenneth, both of Clever, and Frederick, 1610 Nora; a half-brother, John Conn, Aurora; three sisters, Mrs. Lula Hutter, Mrs. Amelia Gardner and Mrs. Emma Burkey, all of Billings; and four grandchildren.
Note: This clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner has a handwritten date of 1962 in the margin.
Westerman, Louis 11 Apr 1896 - 22 Nov 1962 CCR 29 Nov 1962 p1
Funeral services for Louia Westerman, 66, of Route 1, Billings, were at 2 p.m. Saturday at Clever Baptist Church with the Rev. Lynn Swadley and the Rev. Edgar Brock officiating. Burial was in Smart Cemetery under direction of Cantrell of Clever. Mr. Westerman suffered an apparent heart attack while hunting on his farm Thursday morning. He was a farmer and a lifelong resident of the community. Survivors are his wife, Bertha; three sons, Harold and Kenneth, both of Clever; and Frederick; a half-brother, John Conn, Aurora; three half-sisters, Mrs. Lula Hutter, Mrs. Amelia Gardner and Mrs. Emma Burkey, all of Billings and four grandchildren.
Westerman, Mary (Ebersold) Conn 17 Aug 1869 - 2 Feb 1931 CCR 5 Mar 1931 p7
[Note: Daughter of Valentine & Barbra (Shonick) Ebersold; married Fred Conn; married Ferdinand “Fred” Westerman 22 Apr 1860 - 27 Jan 1915; mother of John Conn; Louise K. “Lulu“ (Conn) Hutter 17 Jul 1893 - Jun 1976; Louis Westerman 11 Apr 1896 - 22 Nov 1962; Emma (Westerman) Burkey 22 Aug 1898 - 2 Oct 1973; Amelia (Westerman) Gardner 22 Aug 1898 - 25 Aug 1974; and Otto Westerman 24 Aug 1903 - 3 Apr 1957]
Mrs. Mary Westerman was born Aug. 17, 1869, in St. Clair county, Ill., and departed this life at her home three miles west of Clever Feb. 24, 1931, at the age of 61 years, 5 months and 23 days. She was united in marriage to Fred Conn. To this union were born two children, John Conn and Lula Hutter. Later she was married to Ferdinand Westerman. To this union were born four children: Louis and Otto Westerman, Mrs. Emma Burky and Mrs. Emelia Gardner. Besides the children she is survived by three brothers and two sisters. She became a member of the Evangelical church in early life. Funeral services were held at the home at 3 p.m. Feb. 25, 1931, with Rev. Woodard of Aurora officiating. Burial was in the Smart cemetery under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home.
Westerman, Otto 24 Aug 1903 - 3 Apr 1957 CCR 2 May 1957 p 3
[Note: Son of Ferdinand “Fred” & Mary (Ebersold) Westerman; married Ruth Hair 1 Aug 1906 - 15 May 1990]
Funeral services for Otto Westerman, 53, who died April 24 were help April 28 at 2:00 p.m. in the Billings High School auditorium with Rev. Walter Smart and Rev. Frankie Stark officiating. Burial was in Smart Cemetery under direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Billings. A native of the Billings community. he was a member of the Curtis Chapel Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ruth Westerman, two sons, Carl Dean and Gary Wayne, both of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Imogene Boereste of Woodlawn, Wash. and Mrs. Romalee Wilkerson of Springfield; four grandchildren; one brother, Louis Westerman of Billings two sisters, Mrs. Amelia Gardner and Mrs. Emma Burkey, both of Billings, one half brother, John Conn of Aurora and one half sister, Mrs. Lola Hutter of Billings.
Western, Rhonda M. (Givens) 17 Jan 1960 - 4 Jul 2005 SN-L 7 Jul 2005
[Note: Daughter of Earl Dean & Dorma J. ( ) Givens]
Rhonda M. (Givens) Western, age 45, of Ozark, Mo., passed away July 4, 2005, in her home surrounded by family. She was born January 17, 1960, in Springfield, Mo. She graduated from Parkview High School, and worked at Marine Fasteners. She was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Earl Dean Givens. She is survived by her daughter, Richelle "Riki" Western; mother, Dorma J. Givens; brother, Steven E. Givens; sisters, Dawana D. Howell and Annette G. Winters; step-son, Derek A. Western; special father figure, Charles Printy; six nieces; three nephews; four greatnieces; and many friends. Funeral services will be in First Freewill Baptist Church, Springfield, at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 8. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight in Greenlawn Funeral Home.
Western, Stephen Craig 21 Jun 1959 - 9 Jan 2001 CCH-N 24 Jan 2001
[Note: Son of John C. & Margaret ( ) Western]
Stephen Craig Western, age 41, of Tucson, Arizona, passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2001. He was born June 21, 1959 in Springfield, Missouri, and attended school in Oklahoma City. He became a Christian at an early age. Craig had an adventurous spirit, loved the ocean and mountains, and was a compassionate, kind person. Survivors include: His son, Stephen Shawn Western, Oklahoma City; his parents, Margaret Adams and her husband Larry, and John C. Western, all of Springfield; a brother, Keith Alan Western, Burbank, California; a grandmother, Mary Pilkington, Visalia, California; aunts, uncles, and cousins. A brother, Mark Lance Western preceded him in death. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 18, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.
Westervelt, Gladys (Holley) 1930 - 24 Aug 1985 OH 29 Aug 1985 p10
[Note: Daughter of Steve “Pete” & Darthey ( ) Holley; married Bob Westervelt; no SSDI record found]
Memorial services for Gladys Holley Westervelt, 55, Greensboro, N. C., were held Aug. 29 in Greenlawn North Chapel. Cremation was under the direction of Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home, Greensboro. Mrs. Westervelt died Aug. 24 in Wesley Long Memorial Hospital, Greensboro. Formerly of Springfield, she was a member of the Episcopal Church. Survivors include her husband, Bob; two brothers, Bill Holley, Ozark and Steve Holley, Springfield; and four sisters, Cleo Brown and Shirley Morton, both of Springfield, Mary Workman, Belton and Esther Nunn, Bois’d’Arc.
Westing, Henry 10 Sep 1849 - 26 Jun 1948 CCR 1 Jul 1948
[Note: Son of Henry & Amanda (Westing) Westing; married 4 Sep 1877 Charlotte Leeman]
Henry Westing, 98, passed away June 26, 1948, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Noon, of near Ozark, where he had made his home for the past two years. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on September 10, 1849. He united in marriage on September 4, 1977 to Miss Charlotte Leeman and to this union were born four children. His wife preceded him in death five years ago and also one daughter preceded him in death. He was a member of the Wilberton Methodist church and was an active worker as long as health would permit. Surviving are one son, Earl Westing of Salem, Mo., two daughters, Mrs. John W. Callaham of Wilberton, Okla., and Mrs. John Noon of Ozark; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Westphal, Elke (McDaniel) 17 Oct 1944 - 24 Sep 1981 OH 1 Oct 1981 p9
[Note: Daughter of Joe & ? ( ) McDaniel]
Mrs. Elke Westphal, 36, Sparta, died Sept. 24 in Cox Medical Center after a long illness. Survivors are her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Joe McDaniel of the home. The body was cremated under the direction of Greenlawn Battlefield South Funeral Home, Springfield. No services were held. Contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation.
Westpheling, Ronnie Glendon 6 Apr 1946 - 24 Sep 2010 CCH-N 29 Sep 2010
[Note: married Belinda]
Ronnie Glendon Westpheling, 64, Chestnutridge, died Sept. 24, 2010. He was born April 6, 1946, and is survived by wife Belinda Westpheling. Funeral services are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.
Weter, Billy Ray 17 Jun 1925 - 19 Dec 2008 AdamsFH & SN-L 21 Dec 2008 & CCH-N 24 Dec 2008
[Note: Son of Rev. Thomas Jefferson “Tom” & Minnie Caroline (Hicks) Weter; married 23 Jul 1942 Mary Ethlyn Carter]
Billy Ray Weter of Chadwick, Mo., passed away on Friday, December 19, 2008, at the age of 83. He was a lifelong resident of Chadwick. Bill was born June 17, 1925, the son of the Rev. Tom and Minnie Hicks Weter. Bill met his teenage sweetheart, Mary Ethlyn Carter, in Chadwick, and they were married July 23, 1942. Bill and Mary had three children, Virginia Carrol Mitchell, Robert William "Bob” Weter and Teresa Lynn Pennington. On August 21, 1942, Bill entered the United States Navy, and served during the remainder of World War II, being released March 19, 1946. Two of his brothers, Ted and Tommy also served our country during World War II. All three Weter sons returned home without injury. Bill worked for a time for the U.S. Forest Service. He also worked for Gale Cable Auto Shop in Springfield, and then retired from Dayco Rubber Company. Bill is survived by his three children, Carrol Mitchell of Chadwick, Bob Weter and his wife, Sandy of Sparta, and Teresa Pennington and her husband, Bill of Wichita, Kan.; 12 grandchildren, Tom Mitchell, Rev. Jon Mitchell, Bill Mitchell, Mary Roller, Caroline Mitchell, of Chadwick, Jane McGinnis of Bradleyville, "Wink” Mitchell of the Springfield area, Ellen Marie Mitchell, Becky Mathews, Kim Weter, of Sparta, Laura Penningon and Lucas Pennington of Wichita, Kan.; and two sisters, Maxine House, Chadwick, and Betty Clemons, Marshfield. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary; his parents, Minnie and Tom Weter; and siblings Ruth Weter, Lucy Shipman, Ted Weter, Tommy Weter and Delbert Weter. Funeral services will be under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 23, in Chadwick First Baptist Church, with Rev. Jon Mitchell officiating. Final resting place will be in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery, where Bill will rest in the presence of many loved ones and a host of friends. Memorials may be made to Oakwood Baptist Church, 5409 State Hwy. H, Forsyth, MO 65653.
Weter, Bobby Gene “Bob” 29 Jul 1947 - 7 Jan 2002
[Note: Son of Woodrow Wilson and Juanita Jeanette (Dean) Weter; married 1 Jul 1966 Connie Sue Rogers 4 Oct 1949 - 2 Feb 2004]
Bobby Gene “Bob” Weter, 54, Ozark, died Monday, January 7, 2002, from injuries sustained while on a hunting trip near Black Water, Mo. He was born July 29, 1947 in Seymour, Ind., the son of Woodrow and Juanita (Dean) Weter. On July 1, 1966, he and Connie Sue Rogers were married. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force. Bob was an employee of Hagale Garment Factory for thirty years. He had recently taken a position with Cohn Athletic in St. James. He was preceded in death by his father in 1965; and two nephews. Survivors include his wife, Connie; his mother, Juanita Weter of Springfield; two children, Angela Perkins of Orlando, Fla. And David Weter of Ozark; three grandchildren, Summer Chambers who lives in Bob and Connie’s home, Kara Weter, and Macey Perkins; nine brothers and sisters, Laura Moree and Greg Hatley of Highlandville, Wayne Weter of Highlandville, Connie Estep and Wendell of Sparta, Woodrow Weter and Connie of Colorado, Donald Weter and Teresa of Virginia, Diana Weidle and Wayne Martin of Black Water, Anita VanMatre’ and Gary Brown of Springfield, Terry Weter and Judy of Wisconsin, and Phyllis Engle and Jeff of Oregon; Connie’s brother and sisters, Kenneth Rogers and Donna of Springfield, Judy Sartin and Gill of Mississippi, Cindy Coble and Eddie of Ozark, and Cathy Moss and Jerry of Ozark; nieces, nephews; and a host of special friends. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, January 11, 2002, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will follow in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Springfield News-Leader, January 9, 2002.
Weter, Brenda J. (Teague) 21 Oct 1950 - 5 Aug 2009 SN-L 7 Aug 2009
[Note: Daughter of Gene & Mary (Tennis) Teague]
Brenda J. (Teague) Weter, 58, of Sparta, passed away surrounded by her loving family on August 5, 2009. She was born October 21, 1950, the daughter of Gene and Mary (Tennis) Teague. Brenda was a devoted mother and grandmother who never missed a ball game or birthday party. She was a member of the Sparta Baptist Church. Brenda worked as a secretary for Fasco Industries for over 30 years and most recently she was employed at St. John's Hospice in Springfield. Brenda was preceded in death by her father, Gene Teague. She is lovingly survived by her mother, Mary Teague of Sparta; daughter Cassie Patterson of Sparta; three grandchildren Matti Weter, Brandon Patterson and Megan Rains and her husband, Cody; one great-grandchild, Austin Rains; one brother, Randy Teague and wife, Brenda of Sparta; one nephew, Brad Teague and wife, Kelly and children, Collin and Natalie; one niece, Brooke Martin and husband, Dennis and children, Andrew and Madison. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 8, 2009, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with Chaplain Anne Cheffey officiating. Burial will follow in Sparta Cemetery. Visitation will be held tonight from 6 to 8 p.m., in the funeral home. Family requests donations to the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks.
Weter, Charles Griffin 12 Mar 1902 - 1 Jun 1970 CCR 4 Jun 1970 p8
[Note: Son of Franklin Joseph & Laura Belle (Myers) Weter; married Roma Dale Johnson 29 Jul 1903 - 18 Mar 2002]
Charles G. Weter, 68, of Sparta, died at 9 a.m. Monday in St. John’s Hospital, Joplin, after a short illness. A lifelong resident of Christian County, Mr. Weter was a retired farmer and former employee of Major Cheese Company of Ozark. He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church, Surviving are his wife, Roma; two sons, F. G. Weter of Sparta and Raymond Weter of Joplin; six daughters, Mrs. Charlene Turner, Belton, Mrs. Nell Gene Gann, and Mrs. Jacquelyn Joe Andrews, both of Sparta, Mrs. Laurena Henson, Mrs. Coyee Swearengin and Mrs. Myra Highlander, all of Kansas City; one brother, Mike, of Chadwick; four sisters, Mrs. Blanche Loomis, Sparta, Mrs. Marie Lunsford, Modesto, Calif., Mrs. Mildred Walker, Strafford, Mrs. Hazel Workman, Ozark; and 22 grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Charles Shipman officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Church Cemetery.
Weter, Clyde F. 15 Feb 1900 - 12 May 1963 CCR 16 May 1963
[Note: Son of Franklin Joseph & Laura Belle (Myers) Weter; married 3 Mar 1924 Pearl L. Nelson]
Clyde F. Weter, 63, died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday at Handley Hospital in Springfield. He had lived at Mercy Villa for the last five years, after residing most of his life at Chadwick. He was a retired farmer. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Chadwick Union Church with the Rev. Earl T. Sechler officiating. Burial was in Chadwick Cemetery under direction of Harris. Surviving are a son, James R., Sparta; two daughters, Mrs. Imogene Brown, 733 West Kerr, and Mrs. Annabelle Mooberry, 1638 South Weaver, both of Springfield; four brothers, Arthur Weter, Warsaw, Charley and Woodrow, both of Sparta, and Mike, Chadwick; four sisters, Mrs. Blanche Loomis, Sparta, Mrs. Hazel Workman and Mrs. Marie Lunsford, both of Chadwick, and Mrs. Mildred Walker, Springfield; and six grandchildren.
Weter, Connie Sue (Rogers) 4 Oct 1949 - 2 Feb 2004 CCH-N 10 Feb 2004 & SN-L 4 Feb 2004
[Note: Daughter of Earl A. & Anna Cathleen (Bilyeu) Rogers; married 1 Jul 1966 Bobby Gene "Bob" Weter 9 Jul 1947 - 7 Jan 2002]
Connie Sue Weter, 54, Ozark, died in her home surrounded by her loving family on Monday, Feb. 2, 2004. She was born Oct. 4, 1949, the daughter of Earl and Anna Cathleen (Bilyeu) Rogers. She attended Ozark schools. On July 1, 1966 she and Bobby Gene "Bob" Weter were united in marriage. She worked for Fasco Industries in Ozark. She was preceded in death by her husband Bob, on Jan. 7, 2002; her parents; and a sister, Judy Sartin. Survivors include two children, Angela Perkins and David Weter, both presently of the home; three grandchildren, Summer Chambers, who was raised in Connie's home, Kara Weter, and Macey Perkins; a brother, Kenneth Rogers and wife Donna, Springfield; two sisters, Cindy Coble and husband Eddie, Ozark, and Cathy Moss and husband Jerry, Ozark; a brother-in-law, Gill Sartin; her mother-in-law, Juanita Weter, Springfield; her husband Bob's brothers and sisters and their spouses; nieces; nephews; and a special friend, Jewell Lee. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Feb. 6 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Ron Melton officiating. Burial was in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery.
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Weter, Daniel Charles "Danny" 27 Feb 1966 - 11 Mar 1997 CCH-N 15 Mar 1997
[Note: Son of Richard & Judy (Davis) Weter; married Christine]
Daniel Charles "Danny" Weter, 31, Chadwick, died Tuesday, March 11, 1997, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born February 27, 1966, and lived throughout his life in the Chadwick area. Survivors include: his wife, Christine; two children, April and Danielle Weter; two step-children, Richard and Jessica Spangler; his mother, Judy Pearcy, Ozark; his father, Dick Weter and wife, Estelle, Springfield; grandparents, Tommy Weter and wife, Fern, Chadwick, and Marie Davis, Sparta; a sister, Sheila Weter, Taneyville; two step-brothers, Michael and David Menter, Taneyville; an uncle, Eddy Davis, Sparta; an aunt, Ethel Williams, Ozark; other relatives and friends. A graveside memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 16, in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery with Randy Sisco officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.
Weter, David Earl 16 Dec 1969 - 13 May 2011 SN-L 16 May 2011 & CCH-N 18 May 2011
[Note: Son of Bobbie Gene “Bob” & Connie Sue (Rogers) Weter]
David Earl Weter, age 41, of Ozark, passed away Friday, May 13, 2011. He had courageously fought brain cancer for the past nine years. David was born December 16, 1969, in Belton, Missouri, the son of Bob and Connie (Rogers) Weter. He graduated from Ozark High School and worked in construction before his illness. David enjoyed hunting and fishing. Survivors include: A daughter, Kara; a sister, Angelea Perkins and husband Tim, Ozark; nieces, Sumer Chambers, Springfield, and Macey Perkins, Ozark; loving aunts and uncles; and many cousins and close friends. His parents, Bob and Connie, preceded him in death as well as grandmothers, Juanita Weter and Cathleen Melton. Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Tuesday, May 17, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Ron Melton officiating. Burial will follow in Chadwick Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00-7:00 PM Monday in the funeral home.
Weter, Delbert James 30 Aug 1916 - 21 Apr 2006 SN-L 23 Apr 2006
[Note: Son of Rev. Thomas Jefferson “Tom”. & Minnie Caroline (Hicks) Weter; married Mable Pierce 9 Apr 1918 - 28 Aug 2000]
Delbert J. Weter, age 89, of Chadwick, passed away on Friday. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, April 24, at the First Baptist Church in Chadwick, with burial following in Chadwick Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.
Weter, Delbert James 30 Aug 1916 - 21 Apr 2006 CCH-N 3 May 2006
Delbert James Weter, 89, a lifelong resident of Chadwick, passed away Friday, April 21, 2006. He was born August 20, 1916, the son of Thomas Jefferson Weter and Minnie Caroline (Hicks) Weter. On April 27, 1935, he and Frankie Mable Pierce were united in marriage. To this union 10 children were born. Before retirement, Mr. Weter was employed by the U. S. Forest Service. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Chadwick. He loved being with his family, especially his grandchildren and enjoyed hunting, He read his Bible often and wrote about the history of the area. He had a smile for everyone, and enjoyed telling stories. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mable, in 2000. He was also preceded in death by a son, James Thomas Weter; two daughters, Fern Clark and Mary Stone; a grandson, Jamie Weter; a great granddaughter, Kimberly Clark; two brothers, Tommy and Ted Weter; a sister, Lucy Shipman; and his parents. Survivors include seven children, Peggy Coffer and her husband, Junior, Ozark, Joe Weter and wife Wilma, Springfield, Ronnie Weter and wife Diane, Rogersville, Gene Weter and wife Sandy, Chadwick, Dean Weter, Chadwick, David Weter and wife Marie, Chadwick and Steve Weter and wife Sherri, Hollister; 32 grandchildren, 65 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Maxine House, Chadwick, and a special friend, Jeannie Walker, Sparta. Funeral services were Monday, April 24, in First Baptist Church, Chadwick, with Pastor Ben DeWitt and Pastor Gene Ridings officiating. Burial followed in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery. Visitation was Sunday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.
Weter, Emely Jeannette (Sebach) 21 May 1913 - 4 Sep 2001 CCH-N 12 Sep 2001
[Note: Daughter of Frederick & Paulette (Nies) Sebach; married 1948 Lloyd Weter 11 May 1923 - 4 Feb 1978]
Emely Jeannette Weter, age 88 , of Ozark, passed away at 10:22 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, in Cox Medical Center, South. She was born May 21, 1913 in Germany, the daughter of Frederick and Paulette Nies Sebach. In 1948 she married Lloyd Weter, who preceded her in death in 1978. She is survived by her daughter, Jeannette Rees, Highlandville; four grandchildren, David Rees, Lillian Fitzpatrick, James Rees and Annastasia Arnall; and two great-grandchildren, Trevor Arnall and Derek Fitzpatrick. Her body was cremated. No services are planned. A private burial was in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements were under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.
Weter, Estelle "Kat" (Patton) 22 Feb 1963 - 19 Aug 2005 SN-L
[Note: Daughter of Bea Samuel & Iva (Wickersham) Patton; married 24 Jan 1985 Richard C. Weter]
Estelle "Kat" Weter, 42, Springfield, Mo., passed away Friday, August 19, 2005, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on U.S. 65 in Dallas County. Estelle was born February 22, 1963, in Wichita, Kan., the daughter of Bea Samuel and Iva (Wickersham) Patton. She met and married the love of her life, Richard C. Weter, on January 24, 1985, in Springfield, Mo. Estelle worked in the medical industry with several doctors. She loved to help people and was presently working as a caregiver with Hospice. She enjoyed going to the lake with Richard and friends. Estelle earned the nickname "Kat" because she always showed affection for her dogs and cats. She was preceded in death by her father; brother, Tony A. Patton; two step-children, Daniel and Sheila Weter; and a nephew, Clint Patton. Estelle is survived by her loving husband, Richard; her mother, Iva Patton; three sisters, Marie Morgan, Wichita, Kan., Beitrice Cheek, Haysville, Kan., and Barbara Weston, Willard, Mo.; two brothers, Samuel Patton, Wichita, Kan., and Roger "Nick" Patton, Springfield, Mo.; three step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; and many close friends. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 23, 2005, in the Chadwick Memorial Cemetery, under the direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Visitation will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight, in the funeral home.
Weter, Franklin Gale “F.G.” 3 Nov 1929 - 13 Dec 2003 SN-L 15 Dec 2003 & CCH-N 17 Dec 2003
[Note: Son of Charles Griffin Weter & Roma Dale (Johnson) Weter; married 13 Jun 1951 Mary A. Jones]
Franklin Gale "F.G." Weter, 74, Ozark, passed away Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, in Primrose Place, Springfield. He was born Nov. 3, 1929, the son of Charles Griffin Weter and Roma Dale (Johnson) Weter. On June 13, 1951, he and Mary A. Jones were united in marriage. Mr. Weter was employed by Springfield Mill and Lumber before he became disabled. He enjoyed fishing and going to auctions and garage sales. Survivors include his wife, Mary; three children, Sandra Gail Coon, Melanie Colleen Hutton and her husband Jim, and Franklin Weter and his wife Donna, all of Springfield; thirteen grandchildren; four step grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a brother, Raymond Weter and his wife Sherilyn, Fremont Hills; four sisters, Charleen Turner, Sparta, Coyee Swearengin and husband Freeman, Springfield, Myrna Highlander, Kansas City, and Jacquelyn Andrews, Sparta; and nieces and nephews. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Darrell Mead officiating. Burial will follow in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Springfield News-Leader, Dec 15 2003.
Weter, James Ray 1936 - 30 Apr 2011 SN-L 4 Jun 2011
[Note: Son of Clyde F. & Pearl L. (Nelson) Weter; married Comolia]
James Ray Weter, 74, of Coldwater, MS., died April 30, 2011. He was a retired machinist for BNSF Railroad. A Memorial Service has been scheduled for June 5, 2011, 2:30 p.m., in West Division St. Baptist Church, 3104 W. Division St, Springfield, Mo. He leaves his wife, Comolia Weter, three daughters, Melanie Sharp (husband Don) of Billings, Mo; Kimberly Gibbens (husband Tom) of Springfield, MO; Holly Jubera, (husband Steven) of Oxford, MS; one son, James Jason Weter of Memphis TN; one sister, Annabelle Moonberry of Nixa, MO; eight grandsons, three granddaughters and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Pearl Weter; daughter Debi Whaley; and sister, Imogene Brown.
Weter, Joshua 28 Jul 1974 - 22 Sep 1995 CCH-N 4 Oct 1995
[Note: Son of Maj. Donald & Theresa (Guthrie) Weter; married about Jan 1995 Jennifer Winchester]
Senior Airman Joshua Weter was killed in the crash of an AWACS plane at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, on Friday, Sept. 22, 1995. Joshua was the oldest son of Maj. Donald Weter and Theresa Weter, both whom were raised here in Ozark, MO, and graduated from Ozark High School. As a result of Joshua’s father, Donald’s career in the Air Force, Joshua lived all over the United States, and also spent time in England and visited many countries in Europe. Joshua graduated from Central High School in Rapid City, South Dakota in 1992. He joined the Air Force where he became a computer display technician, and where he met the “love of his life” Jennifer Winchester. Joshua and Jennifer were married only nine months and both stationed in Alaska at Elmendorf Air Force Base, when all their hopes and dreams for the future died along with Joshua in the AWACS crash. Everyone who knew Joshua would tell you what a great personality he had. He was so funny and gifted with the talent to rattle off poetry at a moments notice about almost anything. Joshua was a bright, wonderful, fun-loving person. He loved life, he loved people, and he loved making people laugh. A memorial service was held in Alaska, Sept. 27,1995. Survivors include: His wife, Jennifer Weter; his parents, Maj. Donald and Theresa Weter, two brothers, Luke and Nickolas Weter of Hamstein Air Force Base, Germany; grandmother, Juanita Weter; grandfather, Max Guthrie; aunts and uncles, Laura Moree, Bob and Connie Weter, Wayne Weter, Connie and Wendall Estep, Woodrow and Connie Weter, Diana Widel, Anita and Jack Van Matin, Terry and Judy Weter, Phyllis and Jeff Engle, Kristine and Dale Layton, Lonnie and Gail Guthrie, Diane and Keith Gimlin, Bob and Denise Guthrie, Susan Marler, Steven and Sue Guthrie, and a host of cousins.
Weter, Juanita Jeanette (Dean) 4 Jan 1925 - 10 Oct 2004 SN-L 12 Oct 2004
[Note: Daughter of Sanford & Edna (Meyers) Dean; married 10 Oct 1942 Woodrow Wilson Weter 13 Feb 1914 - 29 Aug 1965]
Juanita Jeanette Weter, age 79, of Springfield, formerly of Ozark, died October 10, 2004. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
Weter, Juanita Jeanette (Dean) 4 Jan 1925 - 10 Oct 2004 CCH-N 20 Oct 2004 p8A
Juanita Jeanette Weter, 79, Springfield, formerly of Ozark, died in her home Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004. She was born Jan, 4, 1925 in Vandalia, Ohio, the daughter of Sanford and Edna (Meyers) Dean. On Oct. 10., 1942, she and Woodrow Weter were united in marriage, and together they had 10 children. Mrs. Weter had been a Christian from an early age. She was well known in Ozark as a childcare provider who loved all children. She continued to be a caregiver to family and neighbors throughout her life. Survivors include nine children: Laura Moree and Greg Hatley, Sparta, Wayne Weter and his wife, Paula, Billings, Connie Estep and her husband, Wendell, Sparta, Woodrow Weter, Jr. and his wife Connie, Colo., Donald Weter and his wife Theresa, Va., Diana Widel, Blackwater, Anita Brown and her husband Gary, West Plains, Terry Weter and his wife Judy, Wis. And Phyllis Engle and her husband Jeff, Ore.; 19 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; a sister, Alberta Smallwood, Seymour, Ind., nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Woodrow in 1965, a son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Connie Weter, two grandsons and her parents. Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark with Darrell Hinds officiating. Burial followed in Chadwick Cemetery. Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
Weter, Keith 31 Dec 1946 - 3 Oct 1991 NN-E 10 Oct 1991
[Note: Son of Mike & Merle (Weatherman) Weter; m 29 Nov 1977 Jacquelyn Eastman]
Keith Weter, 44, Chadwick, died at 4:42 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, 1991 in St. John's Regional Health Center after a long illness. He was born Dec. 31, 1946 in Chadwick to Mike and Merle Weatherman Weter. He was a veteran in the U.S. Marines. On Nov. 29, 1977, he married Jacquelyn Eastman in Miami, Okla. Survivors include his wife, Jackie, of the home; a daughter, Cassie Patterson, Sparta; two grandchildren, Megan Phillips and Brandon Patterson, both of Sparta; a brother, Mike Weter Jr., Chadwick; a sister, Mary Coffer, Chadwick; three nephews, Michael Weter, Matthew Coffer and Matthew Eastman; and two nieces, Donna Willis and Jennifer Eastman. Funeral services were held Sunday, Oct. 6, in Harris Colonial Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. David Owings officiating. Burial was in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery.
Weter, Laura Belle (Myers) 4 Dec 1872 - 18 Mar 1947 CCR 27 Mar 1947 p1
[Note: Daughter of Valentine & Amanda (McKinstry) Myers; married 1890 Franklin Joseph Weter 10 Apr 1870 - 6 Jun 1936]
Laura Belle Myers was born Dec. 4, 1872, at Milan, Mo., and passed away at her home near Chadwick on March 18, 1947, at the age of 74 years, 3 months and 14 days. She was married to Frank Weter in 1890 at Regar, Mo., and they came to Chadwick in 1898, where they spent their remaining lifetime. Mr. Weter preceded her in death in 1936. Five daughter and six sons were born to Mr. and Mrs. Weter, all of whom are living. They are Mrs. Bessie Loomis, Mrs. Blanche Loomis, and Mrs. Hazel Brewer, all of Chadwick, Mrs. Marie Lunsford of Modesto, Calif., Mrs. Mildred Walker of Shafter, Calif., Mike, Clyde and Tom Weter, all of Chadwick, Charley Weter of Sparta, Arthur Weter of Warsaw, Mo., and Woodrow Weter of Seymour, Ind. Other survivors are one brother, one sister, 44 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter. She accepted Christ and was baptized about 1909, uniting with the Barber Creek Christian church, later moving her membership to Chadwick. She was a faithful and active church worker until later years when failing health kept her at home. She was a good mother and a lover of the home, as evidence by the many beautiful flowers which adorned her home and lawn. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, March 23, in the Chadwick Union church, Rev. Earl T. Sechler officiating. Burial was in Chadwick cemetery under direction of Chaffin of Ozark and Harris of Chadwick.
Weter, Lloyd D. “Ted” 11 May 1923 - 4 Feb 1978 OH 9 Feb 1978 p12
[Note: Son of Thomas Jefferson “Tom” & Minnie Caroline (Hicks) Weter; married Shirley Morris; married Emely Jeannette Sebach 21 May 1913 - 4 Sep 2001]
CHADWICK - Services for Lloyd D. “Ted” Weter, 54, were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Chadwick First Baptist Church with the Revs. Wayne Thompson and Clifford Day officiating. Burial was in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery under Harris of Ozark. Military rites were conducted by a detachment from Fort Leonard Wood. Mr. Weter died at 5:20 a.m. Saturday in his home here after apparently suffering a heart attack. Mr. Weter was a police officer at Ozark. He served in the U. S. Army, mostly as an MP from 1943 - 1963. After his retirement from the military, he joined the Ft. Smith, Ark. police force, serving until 1867 when he returned to Chadwick. He was City Marshal at Sparta for a time and in August of 1977, he joined the Ozark Police Department. He was born near Rogersville. Surviving are his wife, Emely J., a daughter, Ms. Jeanette McHaffie and two grandsons, all of the home; his mother, Mrs. Minnie C. Weter, Chadwick; three brothers, Delbert, Thomas J. and Billy R., all of Chadwick; three sisters, Mrs. Lucy Shipman and Mrs. Maxine House, Chadwick and Mrs. Betty Clemens, Marshfield.
Weter, Lloyd D. “Ted” 11 May 1923 - 4 Feb 1978 OH 16 Feb 1978 p11
There are not enough words to express our gratitude to the many friends and relatives who helped in our sorrow, time of need and their prayers and words of comfort. Thank you for all the flowers and food. Mrs. Ted Weter, Ms Janet McHaffie
Weter, Mable Frankie (Pierce) 9 Apr 1918 - 28 Aug 2000 CCH-N 13 Sep 2000
[Note: Daughter of Ed & Edna (Wilhite) Pierce; married 27 Apr 1935 Delbert James Weter 30 Aug 1916 - 21 Apr 2006]
Mable Weter, age 82, of Chadwick, passed away at 1:30 p.m. Monday, August 28, 2000 in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born April 9, 1918 in Searcy, Arkansas the daughter of Ed and Edna Wilhite Pierce. On April 27, 1935 she and Delbert Weter were married. Mrs. Weter was a beloved homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of Chadwick First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Fern Clark; a son, James Thomas Weter; a grandson and a great-granddaughter. Survivors include: her husband, Delbert, eight children, Peggy Coffer and her husband Junior, Ozark, Mary Stone, Chadwick, Joe Weter and, his wife Wilma, Springfield, Ronnie Weter and his wife Diane, Rogersville, Gene Weter and his wife, Sandy, Chadwick, Dean Weter, Chadwick, David Weter and his wife, Marie, Chadwick, and Steve Weter and his wife, Wilma, Walnut Shade; thirty-two grandchildren; forty-eight great-grandchildren; nine great- great-grandchildren; a brother, Raymond Pierce; and a sister, Mary "Ellie" Olsen, both of Oregon. Funeral services were Thursday, August 31, 2000 in the First Baptist Church, Chadwick with Reverend Dale Gann officiating. Burial was in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.