White, Thomas Ned, d. 1950 - Whitmore, Elizabeth Holloway, d. 1945


White, Thomas Ned 1 Oct 1918 - 13 Sep 1950 CCR 21 Sep 1950

[Note: Son of James Willis & Elizabeth (Martin) White; married 15 May 1943 Hazel Russell]

Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon for Thomas Ned White, 31, of Highlandville. He died September 13. Services were conducted  in the Highlandville Baptist Church with the Rev. Worth Caughron officiating. Burial was in the Highlandville cemetery with Harris of Nixa in charge. Mr. White was born October 1, 1918, at Highlandville where he later attended grade and high school and spent the remainder of his life. He was the son of James Willis and Elizabeth Martin White, who preceded him in death. On May 15, 1943, he was united in marriage to Hazel Russell, who survives him. Other survivors include three brothers, Jewel and Frank White of Route 1 Ozark and William White of Berkeley, California; three sisters, Mrs. Glesa Hammond, of Rock Island, Illinois, Mrs. Luva Rhor of Lancaster, Pa., and Mrs. Helen Hedgpeth of Nixa; and by several nieces and nephews.


White, Thomas R. 15 Sep 1884 - 29 Mar 1958

[Note: Son of William & Josephine (Philibert) White; married Nora Merritt 12 Dec 1891 - 20 Dec 1987]

Thomas R. White, 74, a retired carpenter, died early Saturday in his home at Billings following a heart attack.  He had been a resident of Billings since 1931.  Survivors are his wife, Nora; a sister, Mrs. Melissa Johnson, Boise, Idaho; and three brothers, Willis, Billings, Dennis, Tulsa, and Marion, Wilkieup, Ariz.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Billings Baptist Church with the Rev. H. V. Wells officiating.  Burial will be in Delaware Cemetery, east of Clever, with Harris of Billings in charge.

Note: This clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner is not dated.


White, Thomas R. 15 Sep 1884 - 29 Mar 1958 CCR 10 Apr 1958 p5

Funeral services for Thomas R. White, 74 who died March 29 at his home in Billings were held April 1 at 2:00 p.m. in the  Billings Baptist Church with Rev. H. V. Wells officiating. Burial was in Delaware Cemetery under direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Billings. A retired carpenter, he was a resident of the Clever and Billings communities most of his life. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nora White; three brothers, Willis White of Billings, Dennis White of Tulsa, Okla, and Marion White of  Wickiup, Ariz.


White, Trecil Alvin 3 Sep 1939 - 2 Apr 2007 SN-L 4 Apr 2007

[Note: Son of Wade Earl & Ester (Wright) White]

Trecil Alvin White, 67, Joplin, died Monday, April 2, 2007, in St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin. He was born September 3, 1939, in Stone County, Missouri, the son of Wade Earl and Ester (Wright) White. Mr. White worked at the DX gas station in Crane for 21 years, and later owned and operated Trecil's Used Cars for over 20 years. His parents and two brothers, Ted and Bub, preceded Mr. White in death. He is survived by a daughter, Mitzi Langley; a son, Marty White; five grandchildren, Whitney and Nathan Langley, Coby, Kylie and Kelsey White; longtime companion, Laquita Branstetter; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 6, 2007, at Meadors Funeral Home, Clever, with Rev. Randall Daum officiating. Burial will follow in White Cemetery, Southeast of Clever. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, in the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.


White, Verne C. 5 Jul 1942 - 11 Mar 2006 SN-L 13 Mar 2006

[Note: Son of James William & Ruby (  ) White; married 5 Jul 1942 Ruth Grace Michel]

In loving memory of Verne C. White who died on March 11, 2006, surrounded by the family he loved. Verne was born to James William and Ruby White on April 24, 1918. He received a bachelor's degree from Southwestern Louisiana State University in 1938. After graduation, he taught high school and coached football, boxing, and basketball. On July 5, 1942, he married Ruth Grace Michel of New Orleans, Louisiana. During World War II, he became a pilot in the ArmyAir Corps and served as a 1st Lieutenant flight instructor at West Point Military Academy, New York. In 1945, he joined the St. Louis San Francisco Railway Company and retired as assistant vice president of personnel for Frisco in 1981. Verne taught evening classes in the business departments of Drury College and Southwest Missouri State University for sixteen years. He also served on the Legal Aid and Springfield YMCA boards. Verne became a Christian during his early years at home with his parents. He was ordained as a deacon, taught Sunday school classes, was director of training union, and superintendent of Sunday school in the Baptist churches to which he belonged. Later, he served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher at First and Calvary Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by his loving wife and best friend, Ruth, after 57 years of marriage. He is survived by their three children: daughter, Carole Riesenberg of Columbia; son, Bob and Julie White of Springfield; son, John and Linda White of Morganton, North Carolina; and adored grandchildren, Kathryn and Benjamin Riesenberg and David White. The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to the entire staff of Ozark Riverview Manor for their compassionate and loving care of Verne and for their consideration and kind support of family members. A memorial service will be held at First and Calvary Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, March 14, 2006, at 3 p.m. under the direction of Thieme-Shadel Funeral Service at Rivermonte. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or left at the funeral home. Online personal condolences may be made at www.thieme-shadel.com.


White, Vernece (Landers) 1 Oct 1911 - 22 Feb 2002 SN-L 23 Feb 2002

[Note: Daughter of William Frank & Martha Jane (Adams)  Landers; married 1932 Charley White 28 Jul 1912 - 13 Apr 1975]

Vernece White, 90, Nixa, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Friday, February 22, 2002, in Cox Medical Center South. Vernece was born on October 1, 1911, to Martha and Frank Landers in Highlandville, Mo. In the fall of 1932, she was united in marriage to Charley White. From this union, a daughter, Charlene, was born. She was baptized and became a member of the Highlandville Baptist Church at a very early age. Vernece graduated from Highlandville High School and spent much of her lifetime helping her husband on their 120-acre farm north of Highlandville. After raising her own daughter, Vernece was always there to help raise her one and only granddaughter, Janene, to whom she was especially devoted. Vernece would drive Janene to Springfield everyday so she could attend kindergarten. Vernece would spend her mornings waiting in the car until class was over; and then on Fridays, she would treat Janene to pizza. Vernece will be greatly missed, especially by her daughter who devoted the last three years of her life to caring for her mother. Vernece was preceded in death by her husband on April 13, 1975; and three sisters, Alta White, Geraldine Patterson and Opal McLean. She is survived by her daughter, Charlene Raines; one granddaughter, Janene Worland; and one great grandson, Blake Worland, all of Springfield; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, February 25, in Selmore Cemetery, south of Ozark, with the Rev. Paul Swadley officiating under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Visitation will be from 3 to4 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Springfield News=Leader, February 23, 2002.


White, Virgil L. 12 Aug 1945 - 27 Mar 2004 CCH-N 7 Apr 2004 & SN-L 29 Mar 2004

[Note: married Karen]

Virgil L. White, 58, Ozark, died Saturday, March 27, 2004.  He had been ill for many years and peacefully expired in his home in Ozark. He worked as a brick layer for 20 years, and served his country in the Army during the Vietnam conflict.  He is survived by his loving wife, Karen; his daughters, Alicia and Lisa; a son, Aaron; 10 grandchildren; and many relatives in Kentucky.  Visitation was at 6 p.m. March 29, followed by a funeral service at 7 p.m. in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial was in Kentucky.

©Ozarks Newsstand 2004


White, Virgil L. 8 Sep 1929 – 3 Oct 1997  CCH-N 8 Oct 1997

[Note: Son of Holly & Alpha (Hedrick) White; married Martha]

Virgil L. White, 68, Highlandville, died  Friday, Oct. 3, 1997 near Highlandville. He was born Sept. 8, 1929 in Abesville , and was the son of Holly and Alpha (Hedrick) White. On April 5, 1947, he married Martha Ellen Maples. White retired from Fasco Industries in 1992. He was a member of Highlandville First Assembly of God Church. Survivors include: his wife, Martha; two daughters and their husbands, Loretha and Mark Leeker, Berryville, Ark., and Aletha and Scott Boatwright, Nixa; four grandchildren, Russell and Brian Henderson, and Amber and Kayla Boatwright; two brothers, Bill White, Springfield, and Bob White, Monett; a sister, Mary Alice Keithley, Abesville; nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Monday in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Rev. Deverett Butrick officiating. Burial was in Eisenhour Cemetery.


White, W. Lenox "Len" 14 Feb 1869 - 13 Oct 1924 CCR 17 Oct 1924 p1

[Note: Son of  James Willis & Mary "Polly" Ann (Cunningham) White; married Sarah Alice Fox 2 Jul 1872 - 2 Aug 1964]

While on the way to Ozark last Monday morning, W. L. (Len) White, living about two miles south of Highlandville, suffered a stroke of paralysis, while near Selmore and was immediately brought to the Young Sanitarium in Ozark, but with all that could be done Mr. White died about 1:00 o’clock Monday afternoon. The body was removed to the Ozark Undertaking rooms and prepared for burial and taken to his home late Monday evening. Funeral arrangements are delayed pending the arrival of a son from California, who is expected Friday night or Saturday. At this writing, r. Chaffin, the undertaker, informs us the funeral will be held Saturday or Sunday. Mr. White was a prominent and highly respected citizen and a son of James W. White of Highlandville. He was 55 years, 7 months and 29 days old at the time of his death. He leaves the widow, 3 daughters and 2 sons, besides a host of other relatives to mourn their loss.


White, W. Lenox "Len" 14 Feb 1869 - 13 Oct 1924 CCR 31 Oct 1924 p1

Card of thanks

We desire to extend our heartfelt thanks to our many friends for the kindness and sympathy shown during our recent bereavement in the loss of our dear husband and father, W. L. White, who left us October 13, 1924. We also wish to express our appreciation for the beautiful floral offering. A precious one from us is gone. A voice we loved is still, A place is vacant in our home, That never can be filled.  Mrs. Alice White, Mr.s and Mrs. John Wells and children, Press White, Edith White, Allen White, Grace White


White, William A. "Cracky" 18 Apr 1902 - 21 May 1988 OH 26 May 1988

[Note: Son of W. Lenox & Sarah Alice (Fox) White; married Merle G. 30 Mar 1902 - 19 Feb 1993]

W.A. "Cracky" White, 86, of Spokane, died at 3:19 a.m. Saturday at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. Services for Mr. White were held Tuesday in the Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Tommy Bilyeu officiating. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery. Mr. White was born April 18, 1902, to Lenox White and Sarah Fox White. He had resided in this area all of his life. A retired farmer and carpenter, he was a former merchant, having operated the Spokane General Store for 12 years. He was a 50-year member of the Friend Lodge No. 352, Ozark. Mr. White is survived by his wife, Merle, of the home; a son, Wayne White, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; a daughter, Mrs. Flodene Pippert, Waverly, Ohio; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Grace Webb, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Charlotte Ousley


White, William Dalrumple 27 Oct 1859 - 10 Mar 1947  CCR 13 Mar 1947 p5

[Note: Son of  Thomas Lewis & Sidney (Collins) White: married 28 Dec 1933  Sarah J. “Sadie” Carter  2 Jan 1859 - 12 Dec 1940]

William D. White, 87, died suddenly at 1 o’clock Monday afternoon at his home on route 3, Springfield. A retired farmer, Mr. White came to Greene county nine years ago from Christian county. He is survived by one son, Landon White, of the home address, and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church at Highlandville at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. Burial was in the Highlandville cemetery under direction of Chaffin of Ozark.


White, William Lenox 14 Feb 1869 - 13 Oct 1924 CCR 15 Oct 1926 p1

[Note: Son of  James Willis & Mary "Polly" Ann (Cunningham) White; married 30 Apr 1891 Sarah Alice Fox 2 Jul 1872 - 2 Aug 1964]

In Memory

In loving memory of our darling, Wm. Lenox White, who passed away two years ago today, October 13th. No one knows the silent heartaches Only those who have lost can tell  Of the grief that is borne in silence For our dear ones loved so well, More and more each day we miss you. Friends may think the wound is healed, But they little know the sorrow That lied in our hearts concealed. We miss your dear face But you left us with a memory That none on earth can take your place.  Sadly missed by wife, children and grandchildren.


White, William Merrell 27 Jan 1904 - 5 Feb 1969     CCR 6 Feb 1969 p8

[Note: Son of James Willis & Elizabeth “Betty” (Martin) White]

Funeral services for William M. White, 65 of Berkeley, Calif., a former resident of Highlandville, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Berkeley. Entombment will be in a Berkeley mausoleum. Mr. White had moved to Highlandville to Berkeley about 35 years ago. He died at 9 a.m. Wednesday in a Berkeley hospital after a long illness. A veteran of World War II, he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Arco Hammons, Kansas City, Mrs. Milton Hedgpeth, Nixa and Mrs. John A. Rohr, Lancaster, Pa.; two brothers, Frank, Springfield and Joe, Berkeley; and several nieces and nephews.


White, William Michael 16 Feb 1930 - 10 Jun 2010  SN-L 13 Jun 2010

[Note: Son of George & Bessie (Huffstetler) White; married Shirley J. “Boots” 28 Nov 1929 - 1 Aug 2008]

William Michael White, 80, of Springfield, Mo., passed away Thursday, June 10, 2010, in Ozark, Mo. He attended Central High School, Knoxville, Tennessee (class of '48). He served in the U.S. Army from 1951-1953. He was a heavy equipment operator, he enjoyed fishing and gardening. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Bessie Huffstetler White; and wife, Shirley J. "Boots" White. He is survived by his siblings, Ferd M. White and wife Agnes, Glenna W. Julian and husband W.C. (Dub); three nieces; six nephews; and a special thanks to beloved nephew and special caregiver, Clint Webb. Graveside services, will be in Eastlawn Cemetery, Monday, June 14, 2010, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests planting something in your garden in memory of Bill.


White, William Wesley 25 Jun 1895 - 2 May 1932 CCR 12 May 1932 p1

[Note: Son J. C. & Molly (Fugitt) White; married Hazel]

Funeral services for William Wesley White, aged 36, a farmer, who died at his home near Jamesville on Monday, May 2, were held on Tuesday, May 3, at 2 p.m. at the White Cemetery, conducted by Rev. J.W. Caughron. Burial was made at that place under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever, MO. He is survived by his wife and two children, father and mother and four brothers and one sister all of Jamesville, MO.


White, William Willis 4 May 1877 - 6 Aug 1934 CCR 9 Aug 1934 p8

[Note: married 29 Mar 1897 Armena Mint Meadows 15 Feb 1880 - 16 Jul 1939]

William Willis White was born May 4, 1877, at Marclene, MO, and died Aug. 6, 1934 at Bluff, MO, at the age of 57 years, 3 months and 2 days. Mr. White came to Bluff, MO with his parents in October 1895. He was married March 29, 1897 to Armena Meadows of Bluff. To this union eight children were born, four sons and four daughters. One little girl, Bessie Mae, died at the age of two weeks. The other seven children still survive him. They are Albert Mitchell White, age 36, Chadwick, MO; John Franklin White, age 33, Chadwick, MO; Linnie Pearl Beck, age 30, Oswego, Kansas; Lone Belle McGrath, age 26, Day, MO; Mary Catherine Montfort, 1218 N. Marion St. Springfield, MO; Raymond Alexander White, age 16 and Willie Ross White, age 9, of the home address. Besides the wife and children he leaves to mourn his loss six brothers, Louis, Owen, Henry, Jim, Lee and Sam and one sister, Ann Copp; nine grandchildren, three sons-in-law, 2 daughters-in-laws and a host of other relatives and friends. His father and mother, three brothers, and two sisters have preceded him in death. He was a kind and devoted husband and father, and loved by all who knew him. Dear father, your face from us is gone. A voice we loved is stilled; a place is vacant in our home, which never can be filled. Funeral services were conducted Aug. 8 at 10 a.m. in Meadows Church by Rev. Ross Carter with burial in the Meadows Cemetery under the direction of T.B. Chaffin.


White, Willis 3 Dec 1877 - 23 Dec 1961         CCR 28 Dec 1961 p1

[Note: Son of William & Josephine (Philibert) White]

Funeral services for Willis White, 84-year-old Billings many who died Saturday in Springfield Baptist Hospital after suffering a heart attack in the Billings post office, were conducted by L. F. Paul at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Harris Chapel in BIllings. Burial was in Delaware Cemetery. He had lived in Billings since 1922, going there from the Kimberling Bridge area. He made his home with his sister-in-law, Mrs. Nora White, widow of  Thomas White, with whom Willis operated a service station for several years, He formerly was a crane operator and was a veteran of World War I. Mr. White is survived by a brother, Dennis of Tulsa; a sister, Mrs. Melissa Johnson of Boise, Idaho; and a step-brother, Ben Haney of Billings.


Whitehead, Bobby Dean 12 Jun 1938 - 23 Jan 2012 CCH-N 8 Feb 2012

[Note: Son of Earnest & Pauline (McElyea) Whitehead; married 1959 Carolyn Jean Morris]

            Bobby Dean Whitehead, 73, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield. He was born June 12, 1938, in Franklin, Tenn., the son of Earnest and Pauline (McElyea) Whitehead. Whitehead served in the U.S. Army. Whitehead married Carolyn Jean Morris, and they were blessed with 52 years of marriage before he passed away. They lived in the Republic area for 16 years. His father, Earnest; and two siblings, Rita and Larry, preceded Whitehead in death. He is survived by wife Carolyn, of the home; three sons, Troy Whitehead and wife Jill, Fayetteville, Ga., and Fred Whitehead and Dwayne Whitehead and wife Sharon, all of Republic; a daughter/granddaughter, Julie Ann Brummett, Clinton, Tenn.; his mother, Pauline Whitehead, Tennessee; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; siblings, Delbert Whitehead, Patsy Shields, Kathy Brown and Mary Glenda Shockley, Tennessee, Earl Whitehead, Battlefield, Harold Whitehead, North Carolina and Juanita Mitchell, Alabama; nieces and nephews; other relatives and many close friends. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, in the United Pentecostal Church of Republic, with Pastor Mark Morris officiating. Online condolences and pictures may be shared at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.

Whitehead, Imogene "Jean" (Koch) 25 Sep 1925 - 19 Apr 2005 SN-L 22 Apr 2005

[Note: Daughter of Homer & Dova (Faught) Koch; married 1945 Hugh L. Whitehead]

Imogene was born on September 25, 1925, in Nixa, Mo., to Homer and Dova Faught Koch. She passed away Tuesday evening, April 19, 2005, in Cox Medical Center South in Springfield, surrounded by her family. Imogene attended Springfield Senior High (43') and married Hugh L. Whitehead in 1945. They had one daughter, Karen. For many years she worked as a secretary for Southern Distributing Co., which later became McKesson. She always wanted the salesman's position though in those days only men were given the job. In 1972 Jean acquired her Realtor's license and truly found her passion. She built a successful career through Jones Co. and Carol Jones Realtors, retiring in 1988. Upon her retirement she became involved in various activities at church. She served on the Vestry at Christ Episcopal and became active in other groups as well. Always an avid golfer, Jean played ladies league and any other time she could. Her time and energy were unlimited when it came to her daughter and grandchildren, always encouraging and promoting their education, sports and sometimes crazy ideas. The only rival for her attention was her Schnauzer, Reggie, who rode on a pillow in the front seat wherever she went. Jean is survived by her sister, Drucilla Williams of Walnut Grove, Mo.; daughter, Karen and husband, Steve Licis of Springfield; four grandchildren, Kelley and husband, Jeff Caffey of Conway, Mo., Kevin and wife, Linda Heavin of Springfield, Whitney Licis of Springfield, and Andrew Licis of Springfield; five great-grandchildren, Taylor, Caleb, Chase, Bryana, and Christian; her aunt, Geneva Faught of Nixa; several nieces, nephews; dearly beloved cousins and close family friends. Services will be held Saturday, April 23, 2005, at 1 p.m. in Christ Episcopal Church. The family will receive friends today from 6 to 7 p.m. at Greenlawn Funeral Home South. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution to the Carol Jones Recovery Center for Women.


Whitehill, Harvey P. 28 Nov 1921 - 13 Nov 2003 CCN-L 19 Nov 2003

[Note: Son of Clarence & Katherine (Winter) Whitehill; married 27 Sep 1944 Vada Toadvine]

Harvey P. Whitehill, 81, a longtime resident of Latham, Kan., died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2003 at Lakepoint Nursing Center in Augusta, Kan. He was born Nov. 28, 1921 in Winfield, Kan., the son of Clarence and Katherine (Winter) Whitehill.  He was raised in rural Hackney, Kan. and graduated from Winfield High School in 1940. During his senior year, he received the State Farmer FFA award.  He worked at Boeing Aircraft for a short time before joining the United States Navy in 1941. He was discharged in 1945. Following his discharge, he began working at Cessna Aircraft and began his farming career.  On Sept. 27, 1944, he was married to Vada Toadvine in the United Brethren Parsonage in Burrton, Kan. The couple made their first home in Atlanta, Kan. In 1949, the couple moved to rural Latham, Kan. In 1959, Whitehill started the La Par Dairy in Latham. He farmed with his two sons on the dairy until 1995 when he retired.  He was a member of the Prairie View United Methodist Church. He had served on the Winfield Coop Board, the Atlanta Coop Board, the Extension Council Executive Board, and the ASCS board and the Farm Bureau. He had received the soil conservation award from the ASCS and the Kansas Distinguished Dairyman Award.  His hobbies included farming, running the dairy, woodworking, fishing, hunting, traveling, visiting and he was an avid FFA supporter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Shane Whitehill.  Survivors include his wife, Vada, of the home; five sons, James Whitehill and wife Donna, Augusta, Kan., Wayne Whitehill and wife Betsy, Latham, Kan., Dean Whitehill and wife Judy, Garden City, Kan., Rex Whitehill and wife Cindy, Chestnut Ridge, Mo., and David Whitehill and wife Yvonne, Latham, Kan.; one daughter, Janet McCauley and her companion, Bob Wesbrooks, Grove, Okla.; one brother, Marvin Whitehill and wife Wynne, Wichita, Kan.; 12 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Nov. 17 at Miles Funeral Service. Military committal honors will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, south of Winfield.  Memorials have been established in Whitehill's name for the Central of Burden FFA and the Prairie View United Methodist Church. Contributions may be made through the funeral home. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2003


Whitehill, Shane Obed 6 Nov 1975 - 25 Sep 1994  NN-E 28 Sep 1994

[Note: Son of Rex Lavern & Sharon Sue (Benton) Whitehill]

Shane Obed Whitehill, 18, Nixa, died on Sept. 25, 1994, from injuries sustained in a car accident. He was born on Nov. 6, 1975, in Hutchinson, Kan., the son of Rex Lavern and Sharon Sue (Benton) Whitehill. He was one of four children born to this family. He was a 1994 Nixa High School Graduate and was currently attending Missouri Southern State College, majoring in criminal justice. He was also a volunteer fireman with the Nixa Fire District. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother. He is survived by his parents, Rex and Sharon Whitehill; brother, Jacob, and sister, Mistina, all of the home, and brother, Jeremy, Nixa; and paternal grandparents, Harvey and Vada Whitehill, Hutchinson, Kansas. Services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 3 p.m. at the Nixa High School with Rev. Rob Winger officiating. Burial will follow in the Delaware Cemetery, Nixa, under the direction of the Harris Funeral Home, Nixa. A memorial fund has been set up in Shane's name with the Commerce Bank in Nixa. Donations may be made at the funeral home.


Whiteley, Delmar “Skinny” 12 Jul 1922 - 4 Apr 1995  CCH-N 12 Apr 1995

[Note: Son of Frank & Ada (Burks) Whiteley; married Berna Deane]

Delmar (Skinny) Whiteley, 72, Nixa, died April 4, 1995, in his home. He was born July 12, 1922, in Springfield, the son of Frank and Ada Burks Whiteley. He was retired from Frisco/Burlington Northern Railroad where he had worked for thirty-eight years. He served three years and twenty-eight days in World War II with the U. S. Air Force. He was preceded in death by his father and mother; his stepmother, Tilly Whiteley; two brothers, Carl and Wayland; a half-brother, Kenneth; two half sisters, Shirley and June; a stepbrother, Earl; and a stepsister, Louise. Survivors include his wife, Berna Deane, of the home; four sons, Jim Whiteley and his wife Karen, Joplin, a stepson, Lewis Crain and his wife, Susan, Springfield, Larry Whiteley and his wife Maryanne, Springfield, and Mark Whiteley, Hollister; a daughter, Peggie Cawthra and her husband Gerald, Springfield; six grandsons; three granddaughters; three great-grandsons; two great-granddaughters; a brother, Raymond Whiteley and his wife, Maxie; a half sister, Virginia Schultz; a stepbrother, Leo Ross; and a stepsister, Allene Ross, all of Springfield; many nephews and nieces; and dear neighbors and friends. Services were held Thursday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Don Blansit and Rev. Freddie Wright officiating. Burial was in Delaware Cemetery, west of Nixa.


Whiteley, Jeraldine L. (Wright) Franke 17 Jun 1919 - 28 Apr 2004 SN-L 29 Apr 2004

[Note: Daughter of J. C. & Maude (Dixon) Wright; married first Herman Franke; married second ? Whiteley]

Jeraldine L. Wright Whiteley, Springfield, passed away on Wednesday, April 28, 2004, in ManorCare, Springfield, after a brief illness with cancer. The daughter of J.C. and Maude Dixon Wright, she was born June 17, 1919, at Riverdale, Mo. Jerri was a retired L.P.N. She is survived by two daughters, Pat O'Neill and husband David, Springfield, and Sharon Owens of Springfield; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Marguerite Wright; and a brother, Glen Wright. Jerri was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Franke, her parents, six brothers and three sisters. She was a lifelong member of High Street Baptist Church. Graveside memorial services are 11 a.m. Saturday, May 1, 2004, in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, near Aldrich, with Ron Walker officiating. No visitation is planned. Greenlawn Funeral Home South is in charge of arrangements.


Whiteley, Tille B. 2 Sep 1896 - 11 Apr 1980 OH 17 Apr 1980 pB4

[Note: married Frank Whiteley]

Services for Mrs. Tillie B. Whiteley, 83, Springfield, were held Tuesday in the Klingner Chapel. Mrs. Whiteley died last Friday at home after a short illness. Burial was in Eastlawn Cemetery. Among survivors are two stepsons, Delmar and Wayland, both of Nixa.


Whitenack, William M. 18 Jul 1930 - 10 Dec 1990 OH 20 Dec 1990

William M. Whitenack, 60, Nixa, died at 5:56 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 1990 in Nevada City Hospital. He attended National Avenue Christian Church. He is survived by a brother, Bob Whitenack, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and two cousins; Mary Quealy, Phoenix, Ariz. and Loraine Forbes, Frederica, Del. Graveside services were Saturday in Maple Park Cemetery with the Rev. Jean Elmore officiating under direction of Herman Lohmeyer Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Avenue Christian Church.


Whiteside, Zelma (Tillman)  18 Jan 1896 - Jun 1978 OH 8 Jun 1978 p6

[Note: married Tom Whiteside]

Services for Mrs. Zelma Tillman Whiteside, 83, Germantown, Tenn. were held Friday at Memorial Park Funeral Home of Memphis, Tenn. with burial in a Memphis Cemetery. Mrs. Whiteside died Thursday at Doctors’ Hospital Memphis. She was a former resident of Southwest Missouri. She taught school in the Springfield and Rogersville areas and worked with 4-H organizations in the area. She was a director of Neighborhood House, Inc. for more than 30 years. Mrs. Whiteside was the first woman to receive the James W. Bodey Americanism award from the American Legion for her work in English and naturalization classes. She received a Liberty Bell Award on Law Day 1973 and was honored by Daughters of American Revolution. Survivors include her husband, Tom;  three daughters, Mrs. Peggy Whiteside of the home, Mrs. Zelma Kubik, Memphis and Mrs. Dorothy Herrell, Jackson, Tenn.; two brothers, Dane Tillman, Springfield and Clyde B. Tillman, Rogersville; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.


Whitican, Tolitha Lucille (Scott) 13 Dec 1920 - 18 Apr 2010 CCH-N 21 Apr 2010

[Note: Daughter of James H. & Stella Marie (Garrison) Scott; married 17 Mar 1946 John Whitican]

Mrs. Lucille Whitican went to live with her Lord and Savior on April 18, 2010, after a 10-year battle with cancers. She was born on Dec. 13, 1920, in Linden,  to the late James and Stella Scott. She married the “Love of her Life,” John Whitican, on March 17, 1946. Their romance was a World War II “Love Letter” relationship resulting in a marriage of 64 years. Mrs. Whitican graduated as a registered nurse from Springfield Baptist Hospital in Springfield. She served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps during World War II. She was stationed at Fort Collins, Colo., and Fort Warren in Cheyenne, Wyo. She nursed at a POW Camp in Trinidad, Colo. She was honorably discharged from Fort Snelling, Minn. Mrs. Whitican retired from Port Huron Hospital in Port Huron, Mich., where she lovingly took care of newborn babies. She enjoyed reading and traveling the United State with her husband in their motor home, residing in Homestead, Fla., during the winter. She was a member of Lakeshore Presbyterian Church in Port Huron, Mich. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two infant sons, Robert and Richard Whitican. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She is survived by: Her loving husband, John; three daughters who reside in Georgia, Nancy and Chuck Dalton of Douglasville, Jean and Ed Baker of Macon, and Sue Simmons of Jonesboro; eight grandchildren, Ed Jr., Jennifer, Sarah, Gina, Jonathan, Adam, Laura and Lucas; great granddaughters Caroline and Stella Marie; and brothers Eugene and Jim (Delores) Scott of Missouri. She is also survived by several in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews. Interment and graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. April 23 at Lakeside Cemetery Chapel in Port Huron, Mich. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to: The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA, 01202; Southwest Christian Care, 7225 Lester Road, Union City, GA, 30291, who lovingly provided hospice care; or Lakeshore Presbyterian Church, 5235 Lakeshore Road, Fort Gratiot, MI, 48059-3122. Pollock-Randall Funeral Home, 912 Lapeer Avenue, Port Huron, Mich., (910) 982-0179, is in charge of arrangements.


Whiting, Edith Hannah (Schulz) 16 Dec 1915 - 13 Jun 1956       CCR 28 Jun 1956 p1

[Note: Daughter of Karl & Beatrice (Bevins) Schulz; married Franklin Dow Whiting 27 Feb 1912 - 4 Nov 2004]

Funeral services for Mrs. Edith H. Schultz Whiting, 40, of Ponce de Leon who died June 13 in Haguewood Hospital in Ozark, were held June 17 at 2:00 p.m. in the Ponce de Leon Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Martin officiating.  Burial was in Ponce de Leon Cemetery under direction of the Harris Funeral Home of  Nixa. She was a member of the Ponce de Leon Baptist Church and the Extension Club. Survivors include her husband, Frank Whiting; one son, Van Ray Whiting of the home; one daughter, Miss Joy Lucille Whiting off Springfield; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Karl Schulz of Diller, Neb.’ two brothers, Alpheus Schulz of Napa, Calif. and Orpheus Schulz of Hastings, Neb.; two sisters, Mrs. Ellen Splain of Crockett, Claif and Mrs. Villa May eu of Council Bluffs, Iowa.


Whiting, Franklin Dow 27 Feb 1912 - 4 Nov 2004 SN-L 5 Nov 2004 & CCH-N 10 Nov 2004

[Note: Son of Frank & Pearl (Parthamer) Whiting; married first Edith Hannah Schulz 1915 - 13 Jun 1956; married second Cynthia who died 2002]

Franklin Dow Whiting, age 92, of Ponce de Leon, passed away Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004, in Ozark Riverview Manor. He was born Feb. 27, 1912, in Home City, Kan., the son of Frank and Pearl (Parthamer) Whiting. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Whiting had been postmaster in Highlandville for 10 years. He was a member of Ponce Baptist Church, and Galena Masonic Lodge #515. Survivors include a son, Van Ray Whiting and his wife, Jane, Highlandville; a daughter, Joy Johnson and her husband Gordon, Oregon City, Ore.; three grandchildren, Vanita McGaughey, James Dow Whiting, and Brent Llewellan Johnson; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Beth Harms, Fairbury, Neb. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Edith in 1956; his second wife, Cynthia in 2002; a daughter, Delores; a brother; and a sister. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will be in Ponce de Leon Cemetery with Masonic Rites. Friends may call from noon until 8 p.m. today in the funeral home for viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.


Whitley, Grace 21 Jun 1914 - 30 Jun 1986 OH 3 Jul 1986 p10

Grace Whitley, 72, Chadwick, died June 30 at her home in Chadwick. Services are pending and being handled locally by Harris Funeral Home. Mrs. Whitley resided in Chadwick for two years after moving there from Houston, Texas. She was a member of the First Baptist church at Chadwick and Chadwick Extension Club. Survivors include one daughter, Janell Norman, Houston, Texas; two sons, James Whitley, Chadwick and Jerry Whitley, New York, NY; seven grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.


Whitlock, Arthur 13 Apr 1909 - 10 Oct 1978 OH 19 Oct 1978 p16

[Note: Son of D. Frank & Tilda (Lewis) Whitlock; married 20 Aug 1932 CCM Salina Onita Dye 24 May 1915 - 26 Oct 1998]

NIXA - services for Arthur Whitlock, 69, Nixa, were at 2 p.m. Friday in Harris Chapel in Ozark with the Rev. George Bishop officiating. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery. Mr. Whitlock died at 12:25 p.m. Tuesday in Park Central Hospital, Springfield after a long illness. Mr. Whitlock, a Springfield native, moved to Nixa in 1941 after living in Ozark and Highlandville. He was a retired farmer and a member of Nixa First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Onita; four sons, Floyd, Springfield, Donald, Ozark, Wayne and Stanley, both of Nixa; three daughters, Mrs. Roberta Stafford, Springfield, Mrs. Lou Roberts and Mrs. Wanda Bilyeu, both of Ozark; a brother, Maxie Whitlock, Rolla; 18 grandchildren and four step grandchildren.


Whitlock, Calvin D. (Leivan) 7 Sep 1963 - 19 Jul 1983  OH 28 Jul 1983 p11

[Note: Son of Darell & Donna ( ) Leivan; Adopted by stepfather, Bob Whitlock]

Services for Calvin D. Whitlock, 19, Jasper, were held July 21 in Lohmeyer-Konantz Chapel, Lamar, with the Rev. Gerald Sappington officiating, Burial was in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Lamar. Mr. Whitlock was dead on arrival at Barton County Memorial Hospital, Lamar, Tuesday after he drowned in an abandoned quarry east of Jasper. He was a native of Lamar. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Donna Whitlock, Nashville, Tenn.; adopted father, Bob

Whitlock, Spokane; natural father, Darrel Leivan, Jasper; a brother, David Leivan, Jasper; a sister, Miss Sondra Whitlock, Nashville, Tenn.; a half brother, Berry Lenivan, Jasper; a half sister, Miss Laura Leivan, Jasper; two step brothers, Kenton Starmer, Jasper and Shawn Starmer, Olathe, Kan.; and three nieces.


Whitlock, Clarence J. 14 Mar 1881 - 22 Mar 1951 CCR 29 Mar 1951

[Note: Son of John & ? ( ) Whitlock]

Clarence J Whitlock, 70, former farmer and miner, died Thursday Mar. 22, at the home of Ada Tate in Ozark, where he had been living since last September. Funeral services, with Rev. Reg Mapes of Ozark officiating, were held Monday at the Chaffin Funeral Home chapel with burial in Ozark cemetery. Whitlock, a bachelor, had lived all his life in the Ozark community. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist church. His only surviving relatives are a nephew, Ralph Kessinger of Springfield, and a niece, Mrs. Muriel Todara of San Francisco.


Whitlock, Donald Gene, Rev. 6 Aug 1933 - 8 Jan 1997 CCH-N 11 Jan 1997

[Note: Son of Arthur & Salina Onita (Dye) Whitlock; married 1 Jul 1956 Roberta “Bert” Howard]

Rev. Donald Whitlock, 63, Ozark, died Wednesday, January 8, 1997, in his home. He was born August 6, 1933, in Chestnutridge. He served his country in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. On July 1, 1956, he married Roberta Howard. He was a minister of the Christian Union Churches. Rev. Whitlock was employed as a mechanic, working 28 years for Campbell 66 Express and later for Wal-Mart and Chappell's Tires. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. Survivors include: his wife, Roberta "Bert" Whitlock; three children, Donetta. Jo Whitlock, Springfield, Marvin Lee Whitlock, and David Anthony Whitlock, both of the home; his mother, Onita Whitlock, Nixa; five brothers and sisters, Floyd Whitlock, Springfield, Wayne Whitlock and his wife, Linda, Nixa, Stanley Whitlock and his wife, Alice, Nixa; Lula Belle Roberts and her husband, Eugene, Ozark, and Wanda Jackson and her husband, Jim, Nixa; nieces; and nephews. He was preceded in death by: a son, James Allen Whitlock; his father, Arthur Whitlock; and sister, Roberta Mae Stafford. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 11, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. James "Hobo" Applegate officiating. Burial will be in Highlandville Cemetery.


Whitlock, James Allen Sep 1957 - Sep 1957 CCR 12 Sep 1957 p6

Graveside services  for James Allen  Whitlock, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Whitlock, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at the Highlandville Cemetery, with Rev. James Ellingsworth officiating. Interment was under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. Survivors include his parents, the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs Elwyn Gardner and Mr. and Mrs Arthur Whitlock and the great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. McKee of Stella, Mo and Mrs. Tilda Whitlock of Sparta.


Whitlock, Matilda “Tilda” J. (Lewis) 29 Sep 1887 - 16 Sep 1971  CCR 23 Sep 1971 p8

[Note: Daughter of Charles & Nancy Jane (Tucker) Lewis; married D. Frank Whitlock 29 Sep 1877 - 11 Mar 1955]

Mrs. Tilda J. Whitlock, 83, who lived in Sparta, most of her life, died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Christian County Nursing Home in Ozark. Survivors include two sons, Arthur Whitlock of Nixa and Maxie Whitlock of Rolla; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Juker, Longview, Wash.; a brother, Dan Lewis; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Newberry, Kansas City, and Mrs. Stella Vaughn, Stockton, Calif. and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday in Harris Chapel, with the Rev. Ora Short officiating. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery.


Whitlock, Saline Onita (Dye) 24 May 1915 - 26 Oct 1998  CCH-N 4 Nov 1998

[Note: Daughter of  James Garfield & Mary Louisa (Bilyeu) Dye; married Arthur Whitlock 13 Apr 1909 - 10 Oct 1978]

Onita Whitlock was born May 24, 1915 at Highlandville, to James and Mary Dye. Onita departed this life October 26, at Balanced Care West in Springfield. She was united in marriage to Arthur Whitlock in 1932 to this union seven children was born. Onita was a member of the First Baptist Church of Nixa. Onita was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Arthur, one son Donald Whitlock of Ozark and one daughter, Roberta Stafford of Springfield. Also preceding her in death were two brothers Ernest Dye of Highlandville and Delbert Dye also of Highlandville. Onita is survived by her children, Floyd and Enid Whitlock of Brighton; Wayne and Linda Whitlock of Nixa; Lou and Eugene Roberts of Ozark; Stanley and Alice Whitlock of Nixa; Wanda and Jim Jackson of Nixa; one sister Ina Winslow Biers of Balanced Care in Nixa, twenty grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services was at 2 p.m. Friday October 30 at Harris, a Heritage Funeral Home, Ozark with burial at the Highlandville Cemetery, Highlandville. Visitation was Thursday October 29 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Memorial Donations may be made to the Hospice of Southwest Missouri.


Whitlock, Wade Herbert 3 Aug 1907 - 16 Jul 1945 CCR 19 Jul 1945 p1

[Note: Son of  Frank & Matilda (Lewis) Whitlock; married  30 Aug 1903 CCM Jessie W. Atterberry 13 Jan 1910 - 28 Apr 1978]

Wade Herbert Whitlock, son of Frank and Telda Whitlock, was born Aug. 3, 1907, and departed this life July 16, 1945. Wade had lived his entire life in Christian county and was a faithful member of the Fist Central Baptist church. Survivors include his wife, Jessie: two daughters, Vivian and Phyllis, both of the home; his parents; three brothers, Charley of South Carolina, Arthur of Nixa, and Maxie of Springfield; and one sister, Mabel of Bartlesville, Okla. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, July 18, in the Highlandville church with Rev. Reg Mapes officiating. Burial was made in the Highlandville cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.


Whitman, Richard 1947 - Nov 2005 SN-L 21 Nov 2005

[Note: Son of Homer E. & Virginia (Haynes) Whitman; married Sherry]

Richard Whitman, 58, of Billings, Mo., was an Army veteran and a Machinist for Burlington Northern/Santa Fe Railroad for 30 years. He was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Billings, Mo. Richard was an avid farmer who loved spending time with his family and grandkids, as well as restoring and tinkering with tractors. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Homer and Virginia Whitman; his brothers, Terry, George Ronald, and twin brother, Robert. He is survived by his wife, Sherry; his two sons and daughters-in-law, Rodney and Cindy, and Randall and Angela; his grandchildren, Caitlin, Emily and Garrett; his brothers, Dwain, Bill, Darrel, and Rick Whitman; sisters, Wilma Miller, Barbara Maggard, Linda Miller, and Debbie Williams; and a host of many other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, in Greenlawn Funeral Home North with burial in Clear Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Billings.


Whitman, Steve 14 Apr 1943 - 25 Feb 2006 SN-L 27 Feb 2006

[Note: Son of Frank & Nadine (  ) Whitman; married Claudia]

Steve Whitman, age 62, of Sparta, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, February 25, 2006, following a 12 year battle with cancer. He was born April 14, 1943, in Seneca, Missouri. Mr. Whitman was a construction worker, and his passion was quarter horses and trail riding. He was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Claudia; his mother and dad, Nadine and Frank Whitman, Springfield; four sons, Travis Whitman, Sparta, Robert Wheat, Mt. Pleasant, Arkansas, James Wheat and wife, Kensey, Melburn, Arkansas, and Heath Loney, Ozark; a daughter, Joel Sheldon, Springfield; three grandchildren, Deanie Ball, Elise Sheldon, and Cole Lethem; four sisters, Sherril Larson and husband, Gail, Neosho, Joyce Iorg, Sparta, Glenda Bond, Springfield, and Deanie Mouser, Springfield; two brothers, Dale Bond and wife, Mary, and Gary Bond and wife, Linda, all of Neosho; Claudia's sister, Gaye Baldwin and husband, Mark, Nevada; Claudia's brother, Mike Howell and wife, Sheila, Nevada; and lots of uncles and aunts, cousins, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his dad, Glen Bond, and grandparents, Walter Thomas and Sue "Mom" Thomas. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 1, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Gil Spencer officiating. Burial will follow in Sparta Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, Columbia, Mo., in care of the funeral home.


Whitman, Terry W. 2 Oct 1940 - 9 Mar 1988 OH 17 Mar 1988

[Note: Son of Homer E. & Virginia (Haynes) Whitman; married Allison]

Terry W. Whitman, 47, of Springfield, died March 9 in his home after a long illness. Services for Mr. Whitman were held Saturday in the Greenlawn North Chapel with the Rev. Cecil Tolbert officiating. Burial was in White Chapel Cemetery. Born Oct. 2, 1940, in Springfield, Mr. Whitman was the son of Homer E. and Virginia (Haynes) Whitman. He was a diesel supervisor for the Burlington Northern Railroad. He was united in marriage to Anita Allison May 24, 1978, in Miami, Oklahoma. His survivors include his wife, Allison; a son, Doug, of Rolla; two stepsons, Larry and Ron Beuerlein, both of Springfield; six brothers, Dwain and Richard, both of Billings, Bill, Robert and Darrel, all of Springfield, and Rick, of Parkville; and four sisters, Wilma Miller and Barbara Maggard, both of Springfield, Linda Miller, Nevada, and Debbie Williams, Republic.


Whitmer, John W., Rev. 6 Dec 1893 - 31 Dec 1971 CCR 6 Jan 1972 p4 & & OH 6 Jan 1972 p6

[Note: married Esther V. 6 Jul 1895 - 30 May 1974]

The Rev. John W. Whitmer, 78, of Nixa, was dead on arrival at St. John’s Hospital at 2:30 p.m. Friday after suffering an apparent heart attack while driving at Sunshine and Campbell. A native of Curlew, Iowa, Mr. Whitmer did some farming and part-time preaching there. He became a full-time minister after attending the Moody Bible Institute in 1952 and came to Nixa in 1954. Mr. Whitmer had been pastor of churches in Nixa, Springfield and Galena. He presently was part-time pastor at Galena. Survivors include his wife, Esther; two daughters, Mrs. Reta Wilson, Springfield and Mrs. Irene Felker, Golden, Colo.; two sons, Richard Whitmer and John Whitmer, both of Weston, Ill.; and 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday in the Calvary Bible Church in Nixa with the Rev. Joseph Fahl officiating. Burial was in McConnell Cemetery with Harris in charge. Contributions may be made to the Missouri Heart Association.



Whitmore, Edith Neal (Snider) 15 Apr 1913 - 9 Nov 1980  OH 13 Nov 1980 p9

[Note: married 5 Dec 1935 Willie Reno “Bill” Whitmore 12 Oct 1911 - 17 Sep 1997]

Services for Mrs. Edith Neal Whitmore, 67, Ozark, were held Wednesday in Adams Chapel with Howard Foster and Roy Wilson officiating. Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery. Mrs. Whitmore died Sunday in Cox Medical Center after a long illness. Survivors include her husband Bill, a son Charles W., Overland Park. Kan.; two daughters, Mrs. Joella Niemoller, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and Mrs. Mary Kathleen Maples, Ozark; three brothers, Newt Snider and Wayne Snider, both of Springfield and Francis Snider, Sparta; two sisters, Mrs. Leo Pigg, Springfield and Mrs. Jack Scott, Mount Vernon and five grandchildren.


Whitmore, Edith Neal (Snider) 15 Apr 1913 - 9 Nov 1980 OH 20 Nov 1980 p7

Card of  Thanks

We wish to thank all our friends and neighbors for their many acts of kindness and prayers during the recent illness and death of our wife, mother and grandmother. May God bless you.  Bill Whitmore, Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Niemoller and Jim, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Whitmore, Marcis, Chris and John, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Maples and Jeremy.


Whitmore, Elizabeth Holloway “Lizzie” (Dingley) 3 Sep 1888 - 15 Dec 1945 CCR 27 Dec 1945 p1

[Note: Daughter of Ezra & ? (?) Dingley; married 5 May 1905 Jesse Reno “Keener”  Whitmore 25 Nov 1858 - 19 Feb 1915]

Mrs. Elizabeth Whitmore, 67, passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. [unreadable] Meadows in Corona, Calif., following a short illness. Mrs. Whitmore had been in failing health for some time. Mrs. Whitmore was born Sept. 3, 1888, in England, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Dingley. She came to America when 25 years of age, making her home in Nebraska, where she met and later married Jesse R. Whitmore. The Whitmores then moved to Ozark, where her husband passed away in February 1915. She had made her home in Corona for the past six years. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Jesse Meadows and Mrs. Ralph St. Clair of Corona, Calif.; four sons, M/Sgt. H.R. Whitmore of March Field, Calif., M/Sgt. J.F. Whitmore of San Antonio, Texas, W.R. Whitmore of Ozark, Mo., and J.R. Whitmore of Ontario, Calif.; five grandchildren, Dora, Jane and Jimmy Meadows and Joella and Charles Whitmore; three sisters, Mrs. Jane Giles of Green-[unreadable], Ark., Mrs. Ben Lycett of Hop-[unreadable], England and Myra Dingley of England. She was affiliated with the Church of Christ in Missouri. Brother Ivan [unreadable] of the Corona Church of Christ officiated at the funeral services, held Thursday, Dec. 20. Interment was made in Ontario, Calif.

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