Wheeler, Mary Etta, d. 2001 - White, Confrey and Lois, m. 1944

 

Wheeler, Mary Etta (Teague) 3 Sep 1913 – 14 Dec 2001  CCH-N 25 Dec 2001

[Note: Daughter of Warren & Ruth (  ) Teague; married Wilbur Fred Wheeler]

Mary Etta Wheeler, 88, of Springfield, passed away Friday, December 14, 2001, in Primrose Place Healthcare Center, Springfield. She was born September 3, 1913, in Arkadelphia, Ark., the daughter of Warren and Ruth Teague. She married Wilbur Fred Wheeler who preceded her in death in 1988. Five brothers and sisters also preceded her in death, Otto, Ethel, Lewdy, Milton and Otis. Mrs. Wheeler was a member of Grace Methodist Church.  Survivors include two sons and their wives, Dr. James N. and Jane Wheeler, Boulder, Colo., and Jack and Elizabeth Wheeler, Springfield; four grandchildren, Allison Paradise and her husband Mark, Salt Lake City. Utah, Amanda Wheeler, Boulder, Colo., Samuel Wheeler and Stuart Wheeler, both of Springfield; and two great-grandsons, Austin Wheeler and Ford Paradise. Funeral services were Wednesday, December 19, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Roger Wreath officiating. Burial was in Pine Crest Cemetery, Kimberling City.

 

Wheeler, Mary Frances (Flinn) 8 Aug 1918 - 22 Dec 1986 OH 25 Dec 1986 p3

[Note: SSDI gives middle name as Franc]

Mary Frances Wheeler, 68, Springfield, died Dec. 22 in her home following a long illness. A native of southern California and a former Ozark resident, Mrs. Wheeler graduated from Southwest Missouri University. She retired in 1983 as a regional consultant for the Missouri Department of Social Services. Her professional career was committed to the welfare of children, focusing on child development. She  belonged to the Association for the Education of Young Children and Missouri Association for Social Workers. She was a volunteer at the Golden Age Nutrition Center and was a member of the Foundation for Restoration  the board for Jour De Fete, all of Ste. Genevieve. She was a member of the Unitarian Church. Survivors include three daughters, Martha Jane Iorg and Susan Wheeler, both of Springfield and Mary Beth Horst, Virginia Beach, Va.; one son, Michael, Ozark; one brother, Robert Flinn, Ontario, Calif.; two sisters, Pat Skomski, Glendora, Calif. and Kay Kessinger, Lodi, Calif.; four grandchildren and three step grandchildren. No services are planned. The body was cremated under the direction of Greenlawn North Crematory. Memorial contributions may be made to the Make-a-Wish Foundation or the American Cancer  Society.

 

Wheeler, Mary “Mollie” 1875 - 26 May 1961 CCR 1 Jun 1961 p6

[Almost no hint as to her identity - did not marry in Christian County, obit does not name her husband,  and was not in 1900 or 1910 census as a Wheeler - only hint is she was born into a family of at least six boys & four girls]

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary “Mollie” Wheeler, 86, a native of Christian County, who died at her home north of Bolivar Saturday following a lingering illness were at 2 p.m. Monday in the First Baptist Church of Bolivar with Dr. Ernest White officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery with Butler of Bolivar in Charge. Mrs. Wheeler, a member of the First Baptist Church of Bolivar, is survived by a son, Joe, of the farm home; two granddaughters, six brothers and three sisters.

 

Wheeler, Maud (Brown) 27 Aug 1888 - 5 Jan 1974 OH 10 Jan 1974 p6

[Note: Daughter of Robert & Mary Alice (Fielden) Brown; married Thomas H. Wheeler 31 Aug 1889 - 22 Jan 1961]

Funeral services for Mrs. Maud Wheeler, 85, Ozark, were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Selmore Christian Church with Kenneth Beck officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery under direction of Adams. Mrs. Wheeler died last Saturday morning at the Christian County Nursing Home after a long illness. She was a longtime resident of Christian County, a charter member of the Selmore Christian Church and a member of the Selmore Extension Club. Survivors include two son, Melford and Max, both of Ozark; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Genteman, Ozark; a brother, Joe Brown, Springfield; two sisters, Mrs. Josie Hannah, Nixa and Mrs. Nellie Hannah, Ontario, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

 

Wheeler, Max Glenn 25 Oct 1914 - 11 Jan 2011 SN-L 13 Jan 2011

[Note: Son of Thomas & Maud (  ) Wheeler; married Mary Frances Flinn; married 1 Aug 1970 Irene M. Lytle]

Max Glenn Wheeler, age 96, of Ozark, was born October 25, 1914 in Jamestown, Missouri, the son of Thomas and Maud Wheeler. He passed away January 11, 2011 in his home, surrounded by his loving family. The Wheeler family moved to California in 1926. Max graduated from Chaffey Junior College and married Mary Frances Flinn. He and Mary Frances had four children. During World War II, he was a flight instructor in Arizona for the Army Air Corp. Max returned to Missouri in 1945 where he farmed in the Ozark area and raised prize winning Angus cattle. He also had a dairy herd. He loved being outdoors and raising a big garden. He married Irene M. Lytle on August 1, 1970, and became a step-father to her three children. Max and Irene were devoted to each other. Max was a lifelong member of Selmore Christian Church and was a member of Masonic Friend Lodge #352 for over 50 years. He was preceded in death by his parents: a brother, Milfred and wife Elizabeth; a brother-in-law, Richard Genteman; a step-daughter, Sylvia Jones; a great-granddaughter, Shelby Estep; and a step-grandson, Wade Allen Lytle. Survivors include his loving wife, Irene; three daughters, Martha Anne Johns, Susan Wheeler, and Mary Beth Horst; a son, Michael Ames Wheeler; two step-sons, Doyle Lytle and wife Laura, Virgil Lytle and wife Connie; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and his sister, Ruth Genteman. The family would like to extend a special thank you to St. John's Hospice, Integrity Home Care, and caregiver Sharman Yocom for the loving care given to Max. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, January 15, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Bud Kelley officiating. Burial will follow in Selmore Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Selmore Christian Church Memorial Fund, 112 N. Bessie Drive, Ozark, MO 65721

 

Wheeler, Neal Alan 1960 - 12 Oct 2009 SN-L 16 Oct 2009

[Note: Son of Lyle & Fredricka (Imboden) Wheeler]

Neal Alan Wheeler, age 49, of Springfield, formerly of Flint, Michigan, passed away October 12, 2009, in his home. Neal was born in Flint, Michigan, the son of Lyle and Fredricka (Imboden) Wheeler. He had lived in Nixa, Missouri the past two years. He attended the Church of Christ. Survivors include his parents, Lyle and Fredricka; a brother, Barry Wheeler and his wife, Lynette of Hollister, Mo.; two sons, Luke Wheeler and wife, Julie of Clarksburg, W.Va., and David Wheeler of St. Marys, W.Va.; three grandsons, Gavin, Ethan and Tyler Wheeler of Clarksburg, W. Va.; an aunt, Faye Imboden of Flint, Mich.; two uncles, Chris and Sandy Imboden of Winchester, Ohio, and James Imboden of Tulsa, Okla.; two nephews, Logan and Brandtly Wheeler; and a special friend, Cynthia Matthews of Springfield, Mo. He was preceded in death by his niece, Lauren Wheeler. A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, October 17, in the Fellowship Hall, 2559 W Grand, Springfield, Mo. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, 1944-A Sunshine, Springfield, MO 65804.

 

Wheeler, Paralee Evaline (Blevins) 15 Apr 1860 - 10 Apr 1950 CCR 20 Apr 1950

[Note: Daughter of James Thomas & Rose Anna (McCauley) Blevins; married 9 Aug 1884 Willard Wheeler 16 Jan 1857 - 12 Dec 1943]

Funeral services were held April 13 in the Selmore Christian Church for Mrs. Paralee Wheeler of Route 1 Ozark who died April 10 at the age of 89. Services were conducted by the Rev. Taylor Mahaney. Burial was in the Selmore Cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home. Mrs. Wheeler was a charter member of the Selmore Christian Church. Paralee Evaline Blevins was born April 15, 1860 at Batesville Arkansas, the daughter of James H. and Rose Anna Blevins. She lived in Missouri since the age of 6. She married Willard Wheeler August 9, 1884. To them eight children were born. She was preceded in death by her husband, a son, James Orville, and a daughter, Ada Ann. Survivors include four daughters and two sons, Mrs. Ed King and Thomas H. of Ozark, Mrs. George Baucom of Highlandville, Clyde and Mrs. William Cutbirth of Ontario, California, and Miss Lena Wheeler of the home; 18 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and one brother, James H. Blevins.

 

Wheeler, Paul B. 11 Mar 1915 - Jan 1980 OH 31 Jan 1980 pB5

[Note: married June]

Services for Paul B. Wheeler, 64, Rt. 3, Rogersville, were held Monday in Marshfield with the Rev. Howard Cowen conducting. Military graveside rites were in Pleasant View Cemetery near Elkland. Among those survivors are his wife, June, and a sister, Mrs.  Eula Mae Potter, Strafford.

 

Wheeler, R. Darlene (Essary) Gordon 10 Sep 1932 - 15 Dec 1988 OH 22 Dec 1988

[Note: Daughter of Efton & Flossie (Hunter) Essary; married ? Gordon; married Charles Wheeler]

Darlene Wheeler, 56, of Highlandville, died at 3:20 a.m.: Dec. 15 at Cox South Hospital, Springfield. Services for Mrs. Wheeler were held Dec. 19 at the Ponce dc Leon First Baptist Church, Ponce de Leon. Burial, under the direction of Cheatum-Stumpff Funeral Home, Galena, followed in the Ponce de Leon Cemetery. Mrs. Wheeler was born September 10, 1932, to Efton and Flossie (Hunter) Essary. She was a lifelong resident of this area. Mrs. Wheeler's survivors include her husband,. Charles; two sons, Mike Gordon of Seoul, Korea and Kevin Wheeler of Columbus, Georgia; two daughters, Deanna Crutcher of Lamar and Malissa Gregory of Reeds Spring; her mother, Flossie Essary of Crane; one brother, Dennis Essary of Highlandville; four sisters, Alene Rainwater of Galena, Maxine Eaton of Monett, Pauline Friend of Crane and Norma Kirk of Lampe; six grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

 

Wheeler, Sarah June (Backus) 24 Oct 1849 - 3 Oct 1944 CCR 12 Oct 1944 p1

[Note: married 28 Sep 1871 Henry Wheeler 15 Mar 1850 - 10 Aug 1895]

Sarah June Wheeler, 94, was born at Smithville, Ill., Oct. 24, 1849, and died at her home Tuesday, Oct. 3, 1944. She was married to Henry Wheeler in Illinois Sept. 28, 1871, and to this union were born three children. Her husband preceded her in death in August, 1895. They came to Missouri in the early years of their marriage and located on the farm near Selmore where Mrs. Wheeler died. She was converted early in life and united with the United Brethern Church in Illinois. As there was no Church of that denomination in Selmore, she attended the Baptist Church there. Survivors are one son, John, of Ontario, Calif., two daughters, Mrs. Effie Tennis of Ozark and Mrs. Chariety Hannah of Selmore; 14 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Selmore Church, conducted by Rev. Lynn Swadley of Springfield with burial in the Collins Cemetery under direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Wheeler, Shirley Jean (Fitzgerald) 9 Dec 1943 - 17 Oct 1999  CCH-N 20 Oct 1999

[Note: Daughter of M. L. & Elsie Mae (Adams) Fitzgerald. ]

Shirley Jean Wheeler, age 55, of Sparta, passed away Sunday, October 17, 1999 in Cox Medical Center, South. She was born December 9, 194:3 in Douglas County and was the daughter of M.L. and Elsie Mae (Adams) Fitzgerald. Shirley worked as a waitress in area restaurants. Survivors include: Two daughters, Lorna Barr, Bruner, and Malinda Todd, Sparta; two grandchildren, Levi Barr and Cheyenne Todd; her mother, Elsie Fitzgerald, Sparta; a sister, Veta Mae Buxton and her husband Ellis, Sparta; a brother, Donald Fitzgerald and his wife Betty, Sparta; a neice, Deborah McHaffie and her husband, Terry; a great nephew, Cody Lee McHaffie; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, M.L., a sister, Sharon Kay Fitzgerald; and a son-in-law, James Barr. Graveside services were at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hall Cemetery on Hwy. T in Douglas County under the direction of Adams Funeral Home with Rev. Bally Johnson and Rev. James "Hobo" Applegate officiating.

 

Wheeler, Thomas H. 31 Aug 1889 - 22 Jan 1961       CCR 26 Jan 1961 p4

[Note: Son of  Willard & Paralee (Blevins) Wheeler; married Maud Brown 27 Aug 1888 - 5 Jan 1974]

Services for Thomas H. Wheeler, 71, longtime resident of the Selmore and Ozark communities, who died at 11 a.m. Sunday in Springfield Baptist Hospital, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Selmore Christian Church with the Rev. Taylor A. Mahanay officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery under direction of Chaffin of Ozark.  Mr. Wheeler, a farmer and stockman, was a charter member of the Selmore Christian Church. He is survived by his wife, Maude; two sons, Milfred and Max Wheeler, both of Ozark; one daughter, Mrs. Richard Genteman, Topeka, Kan.; one brother, Clyde Wheeler of Chino, Calif.; four sisters, Mrs. Ed King of Ozark. Mrs. George Baucom of Highlandville, and Mrs. William Cutberth and Miss Lena Wheeler, both of Ontario, Calif. and 10 grandchildren.

 

Wheeler, Willard 16 Jan 1857 - 12 Dec 1943 CCR 16 Dec 1943 p1

[Note: Son of Orville & Sarah (Byres) Wheeler; married 9 Aug 1884 Paralee Blevins 15 Apr 1860 - 10 Apr 1950]

Funeral services for Willard Wheeler, 86, longtime resident of Christian county, who died Sunday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Clara King, were held Thursday, Dec. 16, at Selmore Christian church, conducted by Rev. A.T. Mahaney, with burial in Selmore cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. A native of Illinois, he came to Christian county while yet a child. In 1884 he was married to Paralee Blevins and to this union were born eight children. Two children, Ada Ann and James Orville (Bob) preceded him in death. Survivors include the wife and four daughters, Mrs. Clara King of Ozark, Mrs. Lucy Baucom of Highlandville, Mrs. Flossie Cutbirth of Ontario, Calif., and Lena of the home; two sons, Tom and Clyde, both of Ontario, one brother, 18 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Mr. Wheeler was a long time member of the Selmore Christian church.

 

Whetson, Claris 1897 - Jan 1976 OH 22 Jan 1976 p9

[Note: married Frank Whetson]

OZARK - Services for Mrs. Claris Whetson, 78, of 1829 West Hovey, Springfield were at 1 p.m. Saturday at Adams Chapel here with the Rev. Alfred Busby officiating. Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery here. Mrs. Whetson died late Wednesday afternoon in Cox Medical Center in Springfield after a short illness. A former resident of Sparta, she lived in Springfield the past 11 years. She was a member of Fair View Baptist Church. A surviving sister incorrectly listed as Mrs. Blanch Henry as Mrs. Blanch Lawrence.

 

Whetson, Darell Lee 3 Mar 1927 -  27 Feb 1952 CCR 6 Mar 1952

[Note: Son of Frank & Claris (  ) Whetson]

Darell Lee Whetson was born March 3, 1927, in Springfield, Mo, the son of Frank and Claris Whetson, and passed away at the family home near Sparta on February 27, 1952, following a week’s illness. He was a veteran of two years service in the Armed Forces. At the age of 17, he was converted and united with the Fairview Baptist church near Sparta. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Whetson of Sparta, five aunts and two uncles; a host of other relatives and friends.

 

Whetsten, Matilda (Jenkins) 19 Nov 1870 - 25 Jun 1942 CCR 2 Jul 1942 p1

[Note: Daughter of Joe & ? (?) Jenkins; married 1894 John Whetsen; confusing - Chaffin says father was Joe Judkins; obit says both maiden name Jenkins and brother’s surname was Powers]

Funeral services for Mrs. Matilda Jenkins, 71, who died Thursday, June 25, at the home of her son, Frank Whetsten, near Sparta, were held Sunday, June 28, at the church at Good Hope, by Rev. Roy Shipman, with burial in the Jennings cemetery under direction of T.B. Chaffin of Ozark. She was united in marriage to John Whetsten in 1894 and to this union four children were born, the husband and two children preceded her in death. Survivors include a son, Frank, a daughter, Mrs. Hattie Epps of Good Hope, one sister, Mary Whetsten of Roy, two brothers, Charley Powers of Springfield, four step children and seven grandchildren.

 

Whicker, Hazel (Jenkins) 20 Aug 1917 - 20 Apr 2010 SN-L 23 Apr 2010

[Note: Daughter of Warner & Sarah (Skeels) Jenkins; married 30 Oct 1945 Charles A. Whicker 6 Jul 1912 - 18 May 1995]

Hazel Whicker, age 92, of Republic, passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2010 in Christian Health Care, Republic. She was born August 20, 1917 in Evansville, Indiana, the daughter of Warner and Sarah (Skeels) Jenkins. Hazel was united in marriage to Charles Whicker on October 30, 1945, and together they played the organ and sang hymns, often setting the music to tape and donating the tapes to area nursing homes. She was a member of the Garvenwood Baptist church in Evansville, Indiana. Hazel was employed as a civilian welder at shipyards during World War II. After retirement Hazel moved to Missouri to be closer to her daughters. Her husband Charles; a grandson, Steve Boswell; a brother, Carl Jenkins; and Hazel's parents preceded her in death. She is survived by two daughters and their spouses, JoAnn and Raymond Andrus, Billings, and Linda and Bob Cook, Springfield; seven grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. The Meadors Funeral Home Chapel in Billings will be open at 10 a.m. Friday, April 23, 2010 for friends to call. Graveside services will follow at 2:00 p.m. in Rose Hill West Cemetery, Billings, with Chaplain Jonathan Fann officiating. Contributions may be made to the Christian Health Care, Republic. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com

 

Whipple, Douglas Howard 16 Apr 1962 – 6 Jul 2000  CCH-N 12 Jul 2000

[Note: Son of Jimmie & Janet (Hannah) Whipple]

Douglas Howard Whipple, age 38, of Nixa, died Thursday, July 6, 2000 in Cox Medical Center South. He was born April 16, 2000 [sic - actually 1962, according to SSDI] in Inglewood, California and graduated from Strafford High School. Survivors include: His parents, Jimmie and Janet (Hannah) Whipple, Nixa; two children, Casey Douglas and Lidia Jeanette Whipple, of Marshfield; a twin brother, Daren Whipple and his wife Deena, Marshfield; a sister, Tammy Whipple Manes and her husband Al, Nixa; nephews Brandon and Jeremy Manes; other relatives and many friends. In accordance with Doug's wishes, he has been cremated. A visitation and memorial service was 7:30 p.m., Monday, July 10 in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Pastor Tommy Bilyeu officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Whipple, Janet Faye (Hannah)  5 Oct 1939 - 19 Jun 2011 SN-L 21 Jun 2011
[Note: Daughter of Bonnie “Ben“ & Mildred Delphine (Bellis) Hannah; married 29 Mar 1959 J. L. “Jim” Whipple]
Janet Faye "Hannah" Whipple, 71, of Nixa, Missouri, passed away June 19, 2011, in St John's Hospital, Springfield, Missouri. She was born October 5, 1939, the daughter of Bonnie and Mildred (Bellis) Hannah. She graduated from Nixa High School in 1957. On March 29, 1959 she was united in marriage to J.L. "Jim" Whipple. She was a member of the Riverdale Baptist Church. Janet was a homemaker first, and was devoted to her family and close classmates of Nixa High School. Her talents were always creative and inspiring, challenging others to excel and accomplish their dreams. She enjoyed crafts, gardening, and big family dinners. She was a former employee of Zenith, Nixa Wal-Mart, a bus driver for the Strafford and Reed Springs school district, she was an accomplished upholsterer and home interior designer. She is survived by her husband Jim of 52 years; a son, Daren and wife Deena Whipple of Marshfield; daughter, Tammy and husband Al Manes of Nixa; two brothers, Gary and wife Judy Hannah of Boaz, Darrell and wife Dana Hannah of Springfield; a sister, Shirley Pfaff of Clever; four grandchildren, Lidia Whipple, Casey and wife "Casey" Whipple, Brandon Manes and Jeremy Manes; great-grandchildren, Marlee and Lincoln. She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Doug Whipple on July 6, 2000. A memorial service will be held at 5:45 p.m., Wednesday, June 22, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with the Reverend Jamie Bilyeu officiating. Visitation will follow the service until 8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Riverdale Baptist Church or Jones-Chastain Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

Whipple, Jimmie L. 18 Oct 1937 - 15 Aug 2011 SN-L 17 Aug 2011 & AdamsFH

[Note: Son of George & Naomi (Davis) Whipple; married 29 May 1959 Janet Faye Hannah 5 Oct 1939 - 19 Jun 2011 ]

Jimmie L. Whipple, age 73, of Nixa, passed away Monday, August 15, 2011. He was born October 18, 1937 in Greeley, Colorado, the son of George and Naomi (Davis) Whipple. On May 29, 1959 he and Janet Faye Hannah were united in marriage in LaVerne, California. Jim taught at SMSU after receiving his Bachelor's degree there and while working on this Master's degree from Central Missouri State University from where he graduated in 1982. He then taught Industrial Education at Gibson Vocational School in Reeds Spring. He met Janet while working for Western Union as a sales manager. He served in the Civil Air Patrol. Jim enjoyed auto racing, stunt work and acting. He was an extra in the movie Giant and Streets of San Francisco. He and Janet enjoyed spending time with their family at their lake home in Cape Fair. Survivors include: two children and their spouses, Tammy and Al Manes, Nixa, and Daren and Deena Whipple, Marshfield; four grandchildren, Lidia Whipple, Casey Whipple and wife Casey, Brandon Manes and Jeremy Manes; two great-grandchildren, Marlee and Lincoln; a sister, Kay Troudt, Ft. Collins, Colorado; a brother, Claude Whipple and wife Lorene, Greeley, Colorado; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet, on June 19, 2011, a son, Doug, on July 6, 2000, a brother, Robert, in 1981, and his parents. A memorial service will be 6:30 PM Thursday, August 18, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Pastor Jamie Bilyeu officiating. Visitation will follow until 8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Riverdale Baptist Church or Jones-Chastain Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

AND

Whipple, Jimmie L. 18 Oct 1937 - 15 Aug 2011 CCH-N 24 Aug 2011

Jimmie L. Whipple, 73 of Nixa, died, Aug. 15, 2011. He was born October 18, 1937 in Greeley, Colorado, the son of George and Naomi (Davis) Whipple. On May 29, 1959 he and Janet Faye Hannah were united in marriage in LaVerne, California. Jim taught at SMSU after receiving his Bachelor's degree there and while working on this Master's degree from Central Missouri State University from where he graduated in 1982. He then taught Industrial Education at Gibson Vocational School in Reeds Spring. He met Janet while working for Western Union as a sales manager. He served in the Civil Air Patrol. Jim enjoyed auto racing, stunt work and acting. He was an extra in the movie “Giant” and “Streets of San Francisco.” He and Janet enjoyed spending time with their family at their lake home in Cape Fair. Survivors include: two children and their spouses, Tammy and Al Manes, Nixa, and Daren and Deena Whipple, Marshfield; four grandchildren, Lidia Whipple, Casey Whipple and wife Casey, Brandon Manes and Jeremy Manes; two great-grandchildren, Marlee and Lincoln; a sister, Kay Troudt, Ft. Collins, Colorado; a brother, Claude Whipple and wife Lorene, Greeley, Colorado; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet, on June 19, 2011, a son, Doug, on July 6, 2000, a brother, Robert, in 1981, and his parents. A memorial service was 6:30 p.m., Aug. 18, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Pastor Jamie Bilyeu officiating. Visitation followed until 8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Riverdale Baptist Church or Jones-Chastain Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

AND

Whipple, Jimmie L. 18 Oct 1937 - 15 Aug 2011 CCH-N 25 Mar 2009

AND

Whipple, Janet Faye (Hannah) 5 Oct 1939 - 19 Jun 2011 CCH-N 25 Mar 2009

            Jimmie and Janet Whipple, of Nixa, would be honored to have family and friends join them as they celebrate 50 years of marriage. A reception will be held at the Nixa Senior Center form 1 to 4 p.m. March 29. Your presence is all that is requested, no gifts. The reception is all that is requested, no gifts. The reception will be hosted by their children, Daren and Denna Whipple of Marshfield, and Al and Tammy Manes, of Nixa. The couple has five grandchildren, Casey and Casey Whipple, Lidia Whipple and Brandon and Jeremy Manes. Marlee has a brother coming soon, which will make two great grandchildren. Jimmie Whipple and Janet Hannah were united in marriage on March 29, 1959, at that First Baptist Church, Le Vern, Calif.

 

Whisenhunt, Ermal (Eutsler) Stewart 1 Feb 1911 - 25 Dec 1993  NN-E 29 Dec 1993

[Note: Daughter of Thomas J. & Tompsie G. (Payne) Eutsler ; married Seymour Chapman Stewart 10 Feb 1905 - 28 Nov 1950;  married Herman Whisenhunt]

Ermal Eutsler Whisenhunt, 82, Nixa, formerly of Tulsa, Okla., died at 10:04 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 25, 1993, in Nixa Park Care Center. She was born Feb. 1, 1911, in Abesville, the daughter of Thomas J. Eutsler and Tompsie G. Payne. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Tulsa, Okla. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Kenneth Stewart; and her husbands, Seymour Stewart and Herman Whisenhunt. Survivors include a son, Thomas J: Stewart, and his wife, Luella, Springfield; four grandchildren, Michael A. Stewart, and his wife, Annette, Loraine Davis, and her husband, Robert, Jeffrey Stewart, and Rick Stewart, and his wife, Robin; four grandchildren, Sera, Sam, Wesley and Parker. Services were held Tuesday, Dec: 28, in Harris, a Heritage Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Revs. Joe Bill Stewart and Bill Stewart officiating. Burial was in the Selmore Cemetery.

 

Whisler, Marie 10 Dec 1921 - 4 Nov 2008 SN-L 6 Nov 2008

[Note: married 2 Oct 1943 Clarence Whisler]

Marie Whisler, age 86, formerly of Vandalia, Mo., was born on December 10, 1921, in Childress, Texas, and departed to her heavenly home November 4, 2007, while a resident of Ozark Riverview Manor, Ozark, Mo. Marie attended college in Canyon, Texas, and received her teaching degree. She married Captain Clarence Whisler on October 2, 1943. She taught school while he attended dental school in St. Louis, Mo. Upon graduation, they moved to Vandalia where they raised their family. Marie was a homemaker, a loving mother and a teacher. She loved her winters in Florida, being with her family and friends, her flowers and birds. She had been a member of the Vandalia First Baptist Church for over 50 years, was a 50 year member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, and a charter member of Vandalia Country Club. Her husband, Dr. Clarence Whisler, passed away in 1998. She was also preceded in death by an infant son, a brother, and a sister. Survivors include three children, Steve Whisler and wife, Teri, Linda George and husband, Bill, and Charles Whisler and wife, Lanna; six grandchildren, Mike Whisler and wife, Pat, Chris Wooten, Lincoln Whisler and wife, Laurie, Laurie Miller and husband, Travis, Jaren Whisler and Brock Whisler; two step-grandchildren, Michele Hart and Shawna Hillhouse; five great-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, November 7, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. A graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, in Vandalia Cemetery, Vandalia. Friends may call in the funeral home in Ozark for viewing from 3 until 7 p.m. on Thursday. The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until service time on Friday. A special thanks to the angels at Ozark Riverview Manor and Residential Place for their loving care and compassion. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Vandalia, or the American Diabetes Association.

 

Whitacre, Gladys Marie (Wilson) 13 Oct  1928 - 6 May 2004 SN-L 8 May 2004

[Note; Daughter of Ausnia & Ula (  ) Wilson; married 1975 Rev. Orville F. Whitacre, Sr.]

Gladys Whitacre, age 75, of Nixa, died May 6, 2004. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery, Cassville. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.

AND

Whitacre, Gladys Marie (Wilson) 13 Oct 1928 - 6 May 2004 CCH-N  14 May 2004

Gladys Marie Whitacre, 75, of Nixa, died Thursday, May 6 in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. She wsa born October 13, 1928 in Butterfield, the daughter of Ausnia and Ula Wilson. In 1975 she and the Rev. Orville F. Whitacre, Sr., were united in marriage. Mrs. Whitacre was a homemaker and at times worked for Wal-Mart. Survivors include: Her husband, Orville; two step-children, Bud Whitacre and his wife Louise, Phenix City, Ala., and Vivian Wagner and her husband Russell, Toledo, Ohio; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Lanora Forester and her husband Jake, Crane; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers, Herbert, Onis, Harrel, Leonard and Laverne Wilson; and four sisters, Juanita Gunter, Edna Wilson, Leona Reed and Lorene Harris. Funeral services were 1:00 p.m. Monday May 10 in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with the Rev. Greg Fosester and the Rev. David Flowers officiating. Burial followed in Antioch Cemetery, Cassville.

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Whitaker, Charles Verlon, Sr. 22 May 1930 - 22 Oct 2003 CCH-N  5 Nov 2003

[Note: Son of Paul & Mary (Walker) Whitaker; married Letha]

Charles Verlon Whitaker, Sr., 73, of Nixa, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003 in Cox South Hospital. He was born May 22, 1930 in Sligo, the son of Paul and Mary (Walker) Whitaker. In 1952 he and Letha Blaine were united in marriage. Mr. Whitaker served 20 years in the U.S. military. He was a military policeman in the Army and later served in photo intelligence in the U.S. Air Force. Following his retirement in 1967, he served in the post office in Corona, Calif. for 20 years.  He loved people and lived as a Christian serving his Lord. He was a deacon for the Sunnymead, Calif., Baptist Church. Survivors include: His wife, Letha; two children, Celia Wentland and husband Tom, Schaumburg, Ill., and Charles Verlon Whitaker, Jr., and wife Bambi, Clever; six grandchildren, Mark Whetland, Jennifer Whetland, Charles Whitaker III, Natalie Whitaker, Tarah Whitaker and Katelyn Whitaker; two brothers and sisters, Geraldine Herron and husband Bill, Lois Beck and husband Lloyd, Clyde Whitaker, and Sidney Whitaker and wife Annette; nieces and nephews.  His parents and two sisters, Naomi and Pauline, preceded him in death.  A graveside funeral with Military Honors was held Oct. 28 in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

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Whitaker, Fred Alden 10 Jun 1941 - 17 Dec 2002  CCH-N 25 Dec 2002

[Note: Son of Fred Alden & Fredia Mae (Lyons) Whitaker; married 24 Apr 1965 Judith Paulette Swadley]

Fred Alden Whitaker, 61, Garrison, died Dec. 17, 2002, in Cox South Hospital. He was born June 10, 1941, in Springfield, the son of Fred Alden and Fredia Mae (Lyons) Whitaker. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force. On April 24, 1965, he and Judith Paulette Swadley were married. Mr. Whitaker worked in construction and was a Special Equipment Operator for Burlington-Northern Railroad. He was a member of Washington Lodge No. 87 A.F. & A.M. in Greenfield. Survivors include his wife, Judy; two children, Sheila Massey and husband Mike, and Johnny Whitaker, all of Garrison; two grandchildren, Riley and Trenton Massey; a brother, James Whitaker, Greenfield; a sister, Ruby Cornog, Ozark; his mother-in-law, Betty Swadley, Garrison; and a family friend, Cindy Clark. Services were 2 p.m. Dec. 20, in Union Grove Cemetery, Douglas County, under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. The Rev. Vernon Fuller officiated, with Vicky Blair providing music. Visitation was Dec. 19 in the funeral home, with Masonic Services provided by Joe Hunt and Washington Lodge No. 87 A.F, & A.M.

 

Whitcomb, Henry 1882 - 18 Feb 1934 CCR 22 Feb 1934 p4

[Note: no MO DC found]

Youngest brother dies. Mrs. Florence Fried received word this week of the death of her youngest brother, Henry Whitcomb, aged 51, who died Sunday at his home in Indianapolis, Indiana. The letter came Monday but Mrs. Fried did not receive it until her return from Ft. Scott on Wednesday. The brother was only ill four days, suffering from pneumonia.

 

Whitcomb, John L.O. 31 Jul 1838 - 13 Dec 1916 CCR 15 Dec 1916 p1

[Note: Son of Joshua & Miranda E. (Bolden) Whitcomb; married 12 Jun 1860 Margarett Bright; no legible tombstone in Cobb/Keeton Cemetery]

On Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock occurred the death of J. L. O. Whitcomb at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. L. Fried near the Low Gap road. J. L. O. Whitcomb, son of Joshua Whitcomb and Miranda E. Bolden Whitcomb was born in Clinton county, Ohio, July 31, 1838. His father was born in New York, his mother in Germany. Mr. Whitcomb came to Indiana when 16 years old and came west eleven years ago; first to Kansas and then to Bolivar, Missouri in 1912. He was married to Margrett Bright, June 12, 1860. To them was born 15 children of which only six remain to mourn his death. Mrs. Ellen Moore and John L. Whitcomb of Indianapolis, Ind.; Mrs. Myrta Buck and Henry M. of Cyclone, Indiana; Mrs. Florence Fried of Christian county and F. P. Whitcomb of Bolivar, Mo. the deceased was laid to rest in the Cobb cemetery. Gone but not forgotten.

 

White, ? 1826 - Jun 1902 CCR 19 Jun 1902

[Note: married S. J. White]

Mrs. S. J. White, aged 75, near Adrian.

 

White, Aileen (Crain) 16 Feb 1902 - 16 Nov 1979 OH 22 Nov 1979 p5

[Note: Daughter of Edward & Ada (  )  Crain]

Services for Mrs. Aileen Crain White, 77, Chadwick, were held Monday in the A. A. Watkins officiating. Burial was in the Chadwick Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Adams of Ozark. Mrs. White was found dead of natural causes in her home at 4:45 p.m. Friday. She was a member of the Assembly of God in Ozark. Mrs. White was a retired counselor in children’s homes and homes for the elderly and a retired hospital dietitian. She had lived in Chadwick since 1945, moving there from Metropolis, Ill. Surviving are a son, Hubert G., Lake St. Louis; a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Hefner, Wichita, Kan; a brother, Harry T. Crain, Granite City, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. Estelle Matthews, Mayfield, Ky.; eight grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

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White, Aileen (Crain) 16 Feb 1902 - 16 Nov 1979 OH 29 Nov 1979 pB9

The family of Aileen White wished to thank friends of Chadwick, Sparta, Oldfield, Bradleyville & Springfield for the many beautiful floral arrangements and expressions of sympathy during our recent bereavement.

 

White, Albert D. 14 Jul 1898 - 18 Jul 1966    CCR 21 Jul 1966 p1

[Note: married Anna]

Funeral services for Albert D. White, 68, of Ozark were at 2 p.m. Wednesday July 20 in the Clinkingbeard Chapel with the Rev. G. L. Thies officiating. Graveside services will begin at 4 p.m at  the Ozark Memorial Cemetery in Branson. Mr. White, a retired farmer, died at 6:45 a.m. Monday at his home following a six-month illness. Surviving is his widow, Anna; a daughter, Mrs. Samuel Hardwich, Battle Creek, Mich. and a sister, Mrs. Stella Sockwell of Dallas, Texas.

 

White, Albert Mitchell 25 Jan 1898 - 30 Sep 1966  CCR 13 Oct 1966 p1

[Note: married Edna Belle Smith 7 Oct 1898 - 22 Sep 1936]

Albert Mitchell White, 68, Route 2, Rogersville, died Sept 30 at his home. A retired farmer, Mr. White had lived in the Rogersville Community most of his life. He is survived by three sons, Emerson and Clyde of Fontana, Calif. and S/Sgt. William White with the U. S. Marines in Viet Nam; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Leigh of Fontana; three brothers, Frank of Evansdale, Iowa, Raymond “Bob” of Waterloo, Iowa. and William of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. Linnie Black and Mrs. Mary Montfort of Waterloo, and Mrs. Lona McGrath, Walnut Shade; and 10 grandchildren. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the Ralph Thieme Chapel, Springfield with the Rev. Joel Alexander officiating. Burial was in Prospect cemetery southeast of Ozark.

 

White, Alford T. “Al” 5 May 1943 - 26 Fen 2012 CCH-N 29 Feb 2012

[Note: Son of Jacob Benjamin & Cora Belle (Talley) White]

            Alford T. “Al” White, 68, of Republic died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, in his home. He was born May 5, 1943, in Silva, the son of Jacob Benjamin and Cora Belle (Talley) White. White served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict. White, a warehouse manager, retired from the Hubbell Mechanical Supply Company, Springfield. He was an avid hunter. His parents; and siblings, Frank, Dave, Junior, Albert, Betty and Bea, preceded White in death. He is survived by siblings, Delmar White, Republic, Bobby and Vincent White, both of Greenville, James White, Poplar Bluff, Richard White, Saudi Arabia, Stella Kimbrough, Sardis, Miss., and Dorothy Lewis, Boonville, Iowa; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. A visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 1, 2012, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Graveside services, with military honors, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 2, 2012, in Evergreen Cemetery, Republic, with Pastor George Pettey officiating. Online condolences may be shared at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.


White, Alice Jane (Roy) 19 Dec 1863 - 10 Apr 1947 CCR 17 Apr 1947 p1

[Note: married 22 Sep 1889 Robert Timothy White]

Mrs. Alice Jane Roy White was born Dec. 19, 1863, in Central, Tenn., and passed away at her home in Aurora on April 10, 1947. On Sept. 22, 1889, she was united in marriage to Robert Timothy White and to this union were born six children. She was preceded in death by her husband, her six children, and an adopted son, B.O. White. Early in life she was converted and united with the Baptist church at Union City. When she came to Aurora in 1901, she moved her membership to the First Baptist church at Aurora. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Vada White of Miami, Okla., a grandson, R.T. White of Long Beach, Calif.; two brothers, John Roy and Will Roy of Montrose, Colo. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist church in Aurora Saturday afternoon with Rev. Fred McPhail officiating. Burial was in the Maple Park cemetery under the direction of Maples of Clever.

 

White, Alma 1884 - 13 Feb 1970  CCR 19 Feb 1970 p3

Mrs. Alma White, 85, of Billings, died Friday night about 7:30 p.m. following a short illness. She is survived by a her husband, Ples; three grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday in Cantrell Chapel of Billings with the Rev. Frank Eaton officiating. Burial was in White Cemetery.

 

White, Alonzo "Lonnie" 1877 - 19 Nov 1920 CCR 26 Nov 1920 p1

[Note: no MO DC found]

The remains of Lonnie White arrives Sunday on the morning train and was taken to Highlandville for burial by the Ozark Undertaking Co, Deceased has been an inmate of the Nevada asylum for some time and died at that institution last week.

 

White, Alpha Jane (Ervin) 19 Sep 1894 - 2 Jul 1979 OH 12 Jul 1979 p10

[Note: Daughter of  Jackson C. & Sarah Matilda (Johnson) Ervin; married after 1930]

Services for Mrs. Alpha Jane White, 84, Clever, were held last Thursday in Harris Chapel, Nixa, with the Rev. Henry Richardson and J. C. Maddox officiating. Burial was in Frazier Cemetery. Mrs. White died June 15 in Cherry Manor Nursing Home, Springfield after a long illness. She was a member of the Church of God. Survivors include stepsons, Silas, Upland, Calif., Sebastian, Ozark, Lycurgus, Ozark and Confrey, Clever.

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White, Alpha Jane (Ervin) 19 Sep 1894 - 2 Jul 1979

Services for Mrs. Alpha Jane White, 84, Clever, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Harris Chapel, Nixa, with the Revs. Henry Richardson and J. C. Maddox officiating.  Burial will be in Frazier Cemetery.  Mrs. White died at 1:10 p.m. Monday in Cherry Manor Nursing Home, Springfield, after a long illness.  She was a member of the Church of God.  Survivors include four stepsons, Silas, Upland, Calif., Sebastian, Ozark, Lycurgus, Ozark, and Confrey, Clever.

Note: this clipping from the collection of Audrey (King) Maples has a handwritten date of July 2, 1979 in the margin.   Contributed by Rada Beth (Hayden) Maples.

 

White, Alta L. (Landers) 1907 - 4 Nov 1967 CCR 9 Nov 1967 p1

[Note: Daughter of William Frank & Martha J. (Adams) Landers; married  Orus Clifford White 4 Jun 1905 - 20 Aug 1996]

Mrs. Orus White Killed in Crash on Highway 160

Dead on arrival at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, shortly after 6:30 p.m. last Saturday was Mrs. Alta White, 60, Highlandville, whose 1967 Plymouth sedan collided head on with a 1951 Plymouth station wagon driven north by Jerry Farley, 25, Nixa, on U. S. 160, about three miles north of Highlandville. Troopers said Farley was to be cited on complaint of driving on the wrong side of the road. Farley was taken to St. John’s with a fractured left leg, injured right leg and possible left arm injuries. Farley’s son, James, 4, was also hospitalized with a fractured left leg. Officer said the vehicles met head on at the crest of a hill. Mrs. White, who worked the past 12 years as a ward clerk at St. John’s Hospital, is survived by her husband, Orus; two daughters, Mrs. Eileen Pyne, Santa Fe Springs, Calif and Mrs. Donna Jean Brooks, Stockton, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Geraldine Patterson, Mrs. Vernece White and Mrs. Opal McLean, all of Nixa; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Harris Chapel at Ozark with the Rev. Thomas J. Bilyeu officiating. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery.

 

White, Armena Mint (Meadows) 15 Feb 1880 - 16 Jul 1939 CCR 20 Jul 1939 p1

[Note: Daughter of Alexander & Allice (Melton) Meadows; married 29 Jul 1897 William White]

Mrs. Armena White passed away at the home near Chadwick, MO, on July 16. She was 59 years, 6 months and 1 day old. She has been a member of this community all her life. Her husband preceded her in death several years ago. To this union were born seven children, of whom six survive, one having preceded her in death. She was well liked by everyone who knew her. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Linnie Back of Oswego, Kansas, Mrs. Lona McGrath of Day, MO, Mrs. Mary Montfort of Waterloo, Iowa, four sons, Albert White of Ozark, Frank White of Oswego, Kansas, Raymond and Willie White of the home address. She also leaves many other relatives and friends to mourn her departure. She will be greatly missed by all. Funeral services were held in the Chaffin Funeral Chapel, Monday afternoon, July 17, at 4:00 pm with Rev. Floyd Hanks officiating. Burial was in the Ozark cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

White, Benjamin Franklin 24 Dec 1875 - 19 May 1951 CCR 24 May 1951

[Note: Son of Jesse & Minerva (Moore) White; married Lucinda F. Jones 9 Jun 1878 - 19 May 1971]

Benjamin Franklin White, 75, died at his home at Clever Saturday, May 19, after a short illness. He was a retired railroad employee and a member of the Clever Christian Church. Surviving are his wife, Lucinda, of the home; four daughters, Mrs. E. L. Wilder of Willard, Mrs. E. S. Kincannon of Sacramento, CA, Mrs. J. C. Hall of Tulsa, and Mrs. E. L. Rogers of Springfield; one brother, Lee White of Oregon;  two sisters, Mrs. Ada Dean and Mrs. Jane Fry of Oregon; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday at the Clever Christian Church with the Rev. A. Taylor Mahaney and the Rev. R. E. Musgrave officiating. Burial was in Wise Hill Cemetery under direction of Harris Funeral Home of Clever.

 

White, Berta B. 1896 - 9 May 1983  OH 17 May 1983 p11

Graveside services for Berta B. White, 86, Springfield, were held May 12 in Greenlawn Cemetery with the Rev. William Burger officiating. Burial was under direction of Klingner Mortuary. Mrs. White died May 9 in St. John’s Regional Health Center after a long illness. Survivors include a son, Al, Branson; two daughters, Mrs. Geraldine Book, Green Valley, Ariz. and Mrs. Billie Jean Laub, Germany; two sisters, Mrs. Raymond Keltner, Springfield and Mrs. Margaret Herndon, Nixa; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

White, Bertha L. (Beard) 13 May 1900 - Jul 1976 OH 29 Jul 1976 p14

GAINESVILLE - Services for Mrs. Bertha L. White, 76 of Howard’s Ridge, was at 10 a.m. today in Clinkingbeard Chapel, Gainesville with the Rev. R. C. Pickney officiating. Burial was in Lilly Ridge Cemetery near Gainesville. Mrs. White died at 10:35 a.m. Wednesday in Cox Medical Center after a long illness. She was a member of the Baptist Church and a lifelong resident of Ozark County. Survivors include four brothers, Homer Beard of the state of Tennessee, Edgar and Hobert Beard, Republic and Albert Beard of the state of Florida; two sisters, Mrs. Mamie Gaddy, Billings and Mrs. Goldie Loonie, Republic, 14 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

 

White, Betty Ann (Merritt) 8 Mar 1932 - 27 Sept 2002  SN-L 6 May 1990

[Note: Daughter of ? & Vesta ( ) Merritt; married Howard C. White]

Betty Ann White, 64, Brookline, died at 6:25 p.m. Thursday in Lester E. Cox Medical Center South following a long illness.  She was formerly of Downey, Calif., where she was a member of the Church of Christ.  She was a member of Friendly Neighbors Club of Battlefield and a board member of Manley Cemetery.  She was the wife of the late Howard C. White, who passed away March 19, 1990.  She had lived in Brookline for the past 11 years.  She is survived by two sons, Jerry, Brookline, and Raymond, Ash Grove; her mother, Vesta Merritt, Brookline; five grandchildren, Shannon White, Troy Peterson, Eric Snow, Lisa White and Tricia Peterson; and two great-grandchildren.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Meadors Chapel, Republic, with the Rev. Randall Moody officiating.  Burial will be in Manley Cemetery.  Family requests no flowers.  Contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Missouri or Manley Cemetery.

(Springfield (MO) News-Leader – 6 May 1990)

 

White, Birdie C. (Mayberry) Redings 1883 - 11 Jun 1958 CCR 19 Jun 1958 p1

[Note: Daughter of Robert & Mary Alice (Fisher) Mayberry; married ? Redings;

Funeral services for Mrs. Birdie C. White, 74, of Montague, who died Wednesday, June 11 in Tawas Hospital at Tawas City, Mich. where she was visiting a son, were held Monday at 2:00 p.m. in the Pleasant Grove Church, with Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery under direction of Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. Mrs. White returned to Montague five years ago after living in Springfield for a number of years, She was a member of the Christian  Church. Survivors include one son, A. LeRoy Redings of Tawas City; a brother, Roy Lee Mayberry of Highlandville; a half-brother, M. F. Brittain of DePew, Okla; a sister, Mrs. Maggie Walker of Pe Ell, Wash; and one grandson.

 

White, Candice L. (Mullen) 17 Jun 1981 - 26 Nov 2006 CCH-N 17 Jan 2007

Thank You

            Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31

            The family of Candice Sharp White and Braxton White would like to thank the community of Ozark for the tremendous outpour of support during our time of need. Thanks for keeping us in your prayers, the cards and the monetary donations. Candice and Braxton only lived in Ozark a short time. I can see why she fell in love with the place, such loving and generous people. We truly appreciated it form our hearts. A special thank you to her neighbors, Shellie, Andie, Mrs. Betty (and her church) for all the help they have so kindly given us. God Bless you.

            From Braxton;

            Thank you everyone at SuperStart PreSchool for all of my Christmas presents. I really had fun opening all of them. Thank you Ms. Jennifer and Ms. Pam for the program too. I miss everyone and hope to see them soon. Love Always, Braxton.

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White, Candice L. (Mullen) 17 Jun 1981 - 26 Nov 2006 CCH-N 14 Nov 2007

Hearing postponed in Ozark murder case

Chris Cluck Headliner News

            Christian County Circuit Judge Mark Orr postponed a Nov. 9 hearing for an Ozark man accused of murdering his wife.

            Orr granted a continuance until Jan. 11 in the hearing of James E. White, III, 32, who is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife, Candice White.

            White pleased guilty July 5 in U. S. District Court to a federal county of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. No date for sentencing has been set, but he could serve no more than 10 years in prison and pay up to $250,00 fine.

            The federal county and murder charge stem from No. 26, 2006, when Ozark police officers responded to a 911 call at White’s eighth Street residence. Officer discovered White covered in blood and performing CPR on his wife who had apparently been shot in the head.

            Investigators discovered a 12-guage shotgun in the residence that White claimed was a gift from his father. When questioned by Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Mike Rogers, White said he and his wife struggled over the shotgun “and it went off.”

            White’s parole was the result of a 1997 cocaine trafficking charge in McCracken County, Ky. Where he served five years out of a seven and a half year sentence.

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White, Candice L. (Mullen) 17 Jun 1981 - 26 Nov 2006 CCH-N 14 Nov 2007

Pregnancy can provoke violence

Amelia Wigton Headliner News

“It doesn’t prevent them from being violent, just because the woman is pregnant.” Renette Wardlow, Freedom’s Rest manager

            A year ago this month, a pregnant Candice White was allegedly shot to death by her husband in their Ozark home. James White has been in jail awaiting trial in this and other charges since his arrest in November 2006. Statistics show that domestic violence doesn’t begin with gunfire, it ends with it. And pregnancy is often the catalyst.

            “Sometimes (pregnancy) can push the family over the edge.” said Charlie Nolan, a mediation and parent coordinator at Touchstone Counseling in Ozark. “If they aren’t already in some type of abusive relationship, pregnancy is one of the times domestic violence starts because of the new pressure in the family. Usually there is already some type of abuse either verbal or physical - one that pregnancy occurs the severity and frequency (of abuse) will increase.”

            Nolan said about one in five pregnancy women suffer some type of domestic violence because of added stresses that often accompany pregnancy.

            “A lot of times, it’s just because there are added stresses to the relationship at that time,” she said. “The family realized there will a change in finance.”

            According to the Pan American Health Organization, pregnant women are 60 percent more likely to be beaten than women who are not pregnant.

            A fact sheet title “Domestic Violence during Pregnancy” distributed by Pan American Health Organization says, “The most common reason given for the increased risk of violence during pregnancy is that the father/male partner feels a greater sense of stress over the impending birth. The stress manifests itself as frustration, which is directed at the perceived source: The mother and her unborn child.”

            Nolan said when pregnant women are abused, it is generally focused at the abdomen and breasts, which are also easy places to hide bruising.

            “If the abuse is occurring because of the focus of the pregnancy, that’s generally where the abuse is focused - their abdomen or breasts,” she said. “The abuse is typically aimed at the child in the mother’s womb.”

            Renette Wardlow, human development specialist with the University of Missouri Extension and manager of Freedom’s Rest, the Christian County family violence shelter, said several women have come into the shelter pregnant.

            “We do get pregnant women and many of them report being socked in the stomach,” she said. “Many of them will tell me things got worse once they got pregnant. In many cases, the guy doesn’t want to have anything to do with the child. It doesn’t prevent them from being violent, just because the woman is pregnant.”

            Wardlow says the reasons for abuse during pregnancy can range from financial stress to morning sickness.

            “When domestic abuse if occurring, it’s not only physical, it’s that verbal abuse,” she said. “It’s not only financial. The weight gain seems to be an issue that comes up. They have big fights about how he doesn’t want her to get fat, and wants her to get rid of the baby. Things such as morning sickness, mood changes - guys have trouble dealing with that and it escalates into a big altercation. It seems that once the girl is pregnant, a lot of times the attitude is “I got what I want and now I am done with you.” They can get pretty nasty during a change. It’s all about power and control.

            Nolan said pregnant women do have opportunities to seek help through their prenatal care.

            “Most women who are pregnant are going to seek out some type of prenatal care,” she said. “It’s the perfect time (to ask for help). Only about 17percent of the healthcare population uses some time of screening tools to see if there is domestic violence.”

            Nolan said there are many signs of domestic abuse during pregnancy including bruising on the stomach and breasts, delay in prenatal care and substance abuse.

            “They might know that they are pregnant for several months, but they delay that first doctor visit,” she said. “Another sign is that they continue to smoke, drink or use illegal substances because it is a way for them to deal with the stress of the abuse. They might even say, “I know I shouldn’t be smoking and I want to stop but . . .”

            Nolan said that sometimes the mother-to-be is constantly complaining of pain and calling the doctor.

            “They are seeing the doctor on a weekly or even daily basis and there’s really no cause of an illness,” she said. “It’s kind of their way of asking for help (and telling) that they are being hit at home. They are hoping someone will discover (the abuse) without them having to say what is going on.”

            Anyone who is a victim of domestic violence should seek help through a doctor or the local domestic violence shelter.

            Call for help. Domestic abuse hotline (417) 229-2494

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White, Candice L. (Mullen) 17 Jun 1981 - 26 Nov 2006 CCH-N 14 Nov 2007

In a mother’s words

The following was written by Liz Mullen, mother of Candice White, the victim of domestic violence.

            Candice and Jay, they had a rocky relationship in the beginning but seems like things had gotten a lot better in the last couple of years. We never dreamed anything like this would have happened, actually Jay wasn’t the violent type or at least we never saw it nor did Candice sat he was. Rest assured they had their arguments just like anyone else, but never the bruises or black eye type of fights. That’s why it is so hard to believe something like this happened. I have very mixed feelings toward him. One minute I hate him for taking my baby, the next minute I pray to God that he didn’t intend for this to happen, especially for Braxton’s sake in his future, but the next moment I think he’s responsible for ending my daughter’s life. So my feelings change very often toward him, but I do know he loved her, he may not have been the best husband but that he did love her. I guess I’ll just have to see and hear the evidence first before I can come to a conclusion on my true feelings. It’s just, I don’t know, strange feelings.

            I do know I miss my daughter with every breath and every step I take in this life. I just thank God it wasn’t any worse and we do still have Braxton. He is doing great, school is much easier this year. He talks about his mom a lot and he goes to therapy every two weeks. It was one time a week until about a month ago. He’s going to be very angry when he realized exactly what occurred. We just try to treat him as a normal little boy. He also wonders why his dad is in jail and when he’s coming home. It’s really sad when they could have been so happy. It’s hard to believe it has almost been a year, and Candi loved it in Ozark, and so did Braxton.

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White, Candice L. (Mullen) 17 Jun 1981 - 26 Nov 2006 CCH-N 14 Nov 2007

Troubled homes Domestic violence victims deserve respect, financial support

            In the United States, every 15 seconds a woman is assaulted by her husband or lover. And, the rate of domestic violence in southwest Missouri outpaces that in other parts of the state. That’s not a statistic of which to be proud.

            About a year ago, while Halloween decorations still dressed the Ozark home of Candice White, her husband, Jay, allegedly shot her to death as she was trying to leave. Her 4-year old son waited outside in a car with the motor running. She was pregnant. He never saw his mother again and he’ll be denied any kind of normal relationship with his father.

            While his father awaits trial in jail, the littlest victim readjusts to living with his grandparents in a different town and going to a different school. He asks questions about his mother and wonders when his father is coming home.

            Jay White is innocent until proven guilty. The facts point to at least an altercation with a shotgun between the couple. The blood splatter evidence, as presented at the preliminary hearing some time ago, tells a different story from what Jay White said happened at the time.

            This is a tragedy that has visited unspeakable grief on so many. Unfortunately, it is a tragedy that frequently repeats itself in one form or another in every location across the nation.

            Pregnancy is often a catalyst of violence in an already troubled relationship. And experts will also say that alcohol and drugs are almost always contributing factors.

            Until jus three years ago, woman and children living in abusive situations in Christian County had no where else to go but Greene County. But the Greene County shelter was almost always full, so finding a refuge was all but impossible.

            Now through the blood, sweat and tears of a network of dedicated volunteers, the Christian County Family Violence Center’s Freedom’s Rest can offer safe and comfortable temporary lodging for victims. The shelter can accommodate up to 14 families at one time. In the last three years, the shelter has helped 109 women and 112 children, manager Renette Wardlow said.

            The main objective over the last several years was to provide secure shelter. Thanks to many of the county’s churches, schools and other civic groups, those rooms are adequately appointed and comfortable.

            The center has one laundry room and Wardlow says they are working on a second one.

            It has a play/game room to help entertain the youngsters. There’s an outdoor patio area where moms can relax and watch their children play outside.

            But for now, all the meals prepared and eaten there must be microwaved or cooked in a toaster oven. The residents must use disposable dinnerware and utensils. This kind of food preparation is not only costly but nutritionally inferior.

            The shelter needs a kitchen. Wardlow says they’re halfway there with $10,00 ready to go toward the project, but they need another $10,000. She’s planning on a fully functional kitchen where she or others can teach healthy food preparation and nutrition classes.

            It seems as though every time we turn around, some organization needs sometime. That’s true. But when stacking those needs on top of each other, we think this one rises to the top.

            If we are truly a “family values” community, then we must put our money, time and efforts where our moths are and step up to the plate on this one.

            And while we complete this goal, we need to take it a step further and lobby our lawmakers to start assistance programs that enable mothers to break out of the cycle of abuse.

            Leaving the abuser is the first and most decisive step. But without assistance programs that can help that mother with child care and housing so that she can support herself, she’s faced with returning to the abuser or being poor and homeless. This is not an exaggeration.

            Even educated women with four-year degrees often cannot find employment that yields enough income to pay for daycare, housing, food, insurance and other necessities -0 and it’s only getting worse.

            Single women with children making under a certain wage should be eligible for daycare, low-income housing and food tamps. Healthcare should be provided for her and her children.

            There will always be those who mile the system; but there are many more who simply need a change to get back on their feet. That chance would translate into healthier families with productive futures that would contribute to society rather than drain it.

            If we are that “family values” nation that so many crow about, and then we should do more than crow, we should act.

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White, Candice L. (Mullen) 17 Jun 1981 - 26 Nov 2006 CCH-N 14 Jan 2009

White murder trial on time limit

Chris J. Cluck Headliner News

            A trial for an Ozark man accused in the 2006 second-degree murder of his wife will be held sometime before March 24 after a defense motion put a 180-day time limit on the process.

            James E. White III, 33, was transferred to the Christian County Jail from the federal penitentiary in Terra Haute, Ind. To await trial in the shooting death of his wife, Candice, 25, sometime after a Uniform Writ of Detainer Request was filed Sept. 24, 2008, Prosecutor Ron Cleek said.

            “He filed a uniform writ of detainer request,” Cleek said, “which was received by my office no later than Sept. 24.”

            White was being held in Indiana after he pleaded guilty July 5, 2007, in U. S. District Court to a federal information county of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, said federal court media officer Don Ledford.

            White was sentences to serve no more than 10 years in prison and pay no more than a $250,000 fine for his guilty plea on the weapons charge, according to the plea agreement.

            His parole stemmed from a 1997 felony conviction for trafficking in cocaine in McCracken County, Kentucky where he served five years out of a seven and a half year sentence.

            White was on parole Nov. 26, 2005, when Ozark police responded to a 911 call at his 304 S Eighth St. residence. Officers discovered White covered in blood and performing CPR on his wife, who had apparently been shot in the head.

            Investigators discovered in the residence a 12-gauge shotgun that White claimed was a gift from his father. When questioned by Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Mike Rogers, White stated that he and his wife struggled over the shotgun “and it went off.”

            Cleek said he originally set the trial date for April 20, but the deadline under the writ expires before that date.

            “(White) will be tried in time and before April 20 or he will plead guilty,” Cleek said.

 

White, Carol B. (  ) Brown 15 Mar 1940 - 28 Oct 2009 SN-L 31 Oct 2009

[Note: married Milton White]

Mrs. Carol B. White, 69, Billings, passed away Wednesday, October 28, 2009, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. She was born March 15, 1940, in Willits, California Mrs. White is survived by her husband, Milton; two children, Jimmy Brown, Billings, Mo., and Michele Brown, Turlock, Calif.; a niece; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, November 2, 2009, in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Clever, Mo., with Rev. Herbert Ward officiating, under direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Memorials are suggested to Hurley Church of God. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.

 

White, Charley 28 Jul 1912 - 13 Apr 1975  OH 17 Apr 1975 p11

[Note: Son of Thomas L. & Olga Elizabeth (Keysser) White; married Vernece Landers 1 Oct 1911 - 22 Feb 2002]

NIXA - Charley White, 62, Nixa, died at 12”15 p.m. Sunday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield. apparently after a heart attack. Mr. White, who had been a lifelong resident of Nixa and Highlandville, was a farmer and carpenter. He was a member of the Highlandville Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Verence; one daughter, Mrs. Charlene Raines, Nixa; two brothers, Earl of Route 2, Ozark and Max of Nixa; two sisters, Mrs. Wanda Brewer and Mrs. Geraldine Russel, both of Springfield; his father, Tommy White, Springfield and one grandchild. Arrangements were under the direction of Harris of Ozark.

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White, Charley 28 Jul 1912 - 13 Apr 1975  OH 1 May 1975 p6

We wish to express our thanks to all who sent flowers, food and cards during the loss of our loved one. Your kind actions and thoughts were deeply appreciated.   The Charley White Family.

 

White, Clara May (Wells) Mallonee 13 Dec 1905 - 18 Jul 1995  CCH-N 2 Aug 1995

[Note: Daughter of Walter & Emma Jane (Martin) Wells; married first ? Mallonee; married 25 Sep 1969 Orus Clifford White 4 Jun 1905 - 20 Aug 1996]

Clara May White, 89, Highlandville, died at 7:04 p.m., on Tuesday, July 18, in Ozark Riverview Manor Nursing Home. Clara was born December 13, 1905 in Paris, Texas, the daughter of Walter and Emma Wells. She was married to Orus White, September 25, 1969, in Miami, Ok. She was a homemaker, and worked for many years in a dry cleaners in Albuquerque, NM. She was a member of the Baptist Church and loved gardening and sewing. She is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and three brothers. Survivors include her husband, Orus, Highlandville; one son, Charles Mallonee and his wife, Shirley, of Jacksonville, Ark.; two stepdaughters, Eileen Pyne and her husband, John, Santa Fe Springs, Calif.; Donna Brooks and her husband, Cecil, Aptos, Calif.; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday in Harris, a Cassity Heritage Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Elmer "Mac" McCully officiating. Burial will follow in the Highlandville Cemetery.

 

White, Claude R. 1879 - 10 Feb 1963   CCR 21 Feb 1963

Claude R. White, 83, a former resident of Highlandville, died Feb. 10 at his home at Tulsa, Okla. Rev. Oscar Pigg, a Tulsa minister and also a former Highlandville resident, conducted services.

 

White, Cleo I. (Adams) 8 Dec 1911 - 15 Oct 1993 OH 20 Oct 1993

[Note: Daughter of James H. & Rose Lea (Phipps) Adams; married 22 Dec 1934 Earl D. White 9 Dec 1910 - 6 Nov 1996]

Cleo White, 81, Ozark, died at 5:40 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, 1993 at Ozark Riverview Manor following a long illness. She was born Dec. 8, 1911 at Selmore. On Dec. 22, 1934, she was united in marriage to Earl D. White at Bois D’Arc. She was a member of Highlandville Baptist Church. She was a homemaker, wife and mother. Preceding her in death were her parents and a sister. Survivors include her husband, Earl, a son, Ronald, and his wife, Pat; a daughter, Wava Lou Bilyeu, and her husband, Landon, all of Springfield; three sisters, Wilma Warren, Texas, Leora Johnson, Little Rock, Ark., and Mina Ruth Strausser, and her husband, Frank, St. Ann; five grandchildren, Max White and his wife Glenda, Lea Anne Campbell, Michelle Ozee, and her husband, Rob, and Teri Bilyeu, all of Springfield, and Tim Bilyeu, and his wife, Kristen, Houston, Texas, and two great-grandchildren, Steve White and Leslie Campbell. Services were held Tuesday, Oct. 19, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Chaplain Mareia Dodson and Pastor Tommy Bilyeu officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery.

 

White, Clifford R. 7 Jun 1920 - 21 May 1989 NN-E 8 Jun 1989

[Note: Son of George & Delora White; married May]

Clifford E. White, 68, of Moundsville, West Virginia, died May 21 at Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, after a long illness. Services for Mr. White were held by the Lutes Funeral Home, with interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville, West Virginia. Mr. White was a retired employee of the Alexander Coal Mine, and was a member of the Hillview Church of Christ. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Mr. White was preceded in death by his mother and father, George and Delora White; and by eight brothers, two sisters and one grandchild. Surviving are his wife, May, of the home: three daughters, Linda Watson, Fairmont, West Virginia, Della Guzek and Vicki Winland, both of Moundsville; two brothers, Hugh, Moundsville, and Frank, Nixa; and four grandchildren, Chelsa and Logan Winland and Marie and Tim Guzek, all of Moundsville.

 

White, Clyde Allen 29 May 1929 - 23 Oct 2009 SN-L 25 Oct 2009

[Note: Son of Albert Mitchell & Edna Belle (Smith) White; married 26 Dec 1950 Ella Mae]

Clyde Allen White, 80, of Springfield, passed away in his home on Friday, October 23. He was born in Ozark, Mo., on May 29, 1929. Clyde served in the Army from 1950 to 1952. He worked for Kaiser Steel in Fontana, Calif., and retired from the City of Springfield, Mo. after 23+ years. On December 26, 1950, he was married to Ella Mae and they had one son, Jimmy Allen. He was a member of High Street Baptist Church and enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister and brother. He is survived by his wife, Ella Mae; son Jimmy and wife, Debbie; two granddaughters, Shelley and husband, Jeff Markowski, and Laura White; two step-grandchildren, Jessica (Nikki) Carsten, and Tyler Carsten; great-granddaughter Sydney Markowski; and step-great-granddaughter, Kaylee Carsten; and a host of relatives and friends. Graveside services will be held in Missouri Veteran's Cemetery, Springfield, on October 26, 2009, at 11 a.m. Open visitation will be held on Sunday, in Greenlawn Funeral Home North.

White, Confrey “Dude” 29 Oct 1921 - ? CCH-N 23 Nov 2011

            Happy Birthday, Confrey White

            Confrey “Dude” White of Clever, celebrated his 90th birthday on Oct. 29, with a family dinner in his home. Dude was born in Jamesville and has remained there his entire life. He lives about a mile from his birth place.

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White, Confrey “Dude” 29 Oct 1921 - ? CCH-N 25 Mar 2009

[Note: married 1944 Lois Gilmore]

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White, Lois (Gilmore) ? - ? CCH-N 25 Mar 2009

[Note: married 1944 Confrey “Dude” White]

            Confrey (Dude) and Lois White would be honored to have family and friends join them as they celebrate 65 years of marriage. An informal reception and open house will be held at The People’s Bank, 305 Mt. Vernon, Nixa, west entrance from 2 to 4 p.m. April 5. The omission of gifts is requested. Hosts will be their daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Bob Ellingsworth, grandchildren, Brad and Melanie Ellingsworth and Karla and Donnie Berxiel and great grandchildren Gunner and Madison Ellingsworth and Ashley and Crystal Berziel. Comfrey and Lis (Gilmore) were married March 4, 1944 in Nixa.

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