Whitmore, Frank, d. 1967 - Whobrey, Elbert M., d. 1995

 

Whitmore, Frank 1910 - 17 Oct 1967   CCR 19 Oct 1967 p1

[Note: Son of Jesse Reno “Keener” & Elizabeth Holloway (Dingley) Whitmore]

Frank Whitmore, 57, of San Antonio, Texas, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Ft. Sam Houston Hospital. He retired ten years ago from the U. S. Army after serving 22 years. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Whitmore, residents of Ozark. Survivors are Mrs. Whitmore of the home; a son, Toy Whitmore, a student at the Lubbock, Texas; college; three brothers, Roy and Bud of Ontario, Calif. and Bill Whitmore of Ozark; two sisters, Mrs. Ralph St. Clair of Corana, Calif.; and Mrs. Jessie Meadows of Ozark and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at Ft. Sam Houston.

 

Whitmore, Grace E.  (Marshall) Huffman 29 Jun 1910 - 6 Dec 1994  CCH-N 14 Dec 1994

[Note: Daughter of Robert & Emma (Argo) Marshall; married first ? Huffman; married 14 Nov 1981 Willie Reno “Bill” Whitmore 12 Oct 1911 - 17 Sep 1997]

Grace E. Huffman Whitmore, 84, Ozark, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 1994, in Ozark Nursing and Care Center. She was born June 29, 1910, in Willard, Kan., the daughter of Robert and Emma Argo Marshall. She was a member of the Mormon Church and had live in Ozark for the past 29 years. On Nov. 14, 1981, she was united in marriage to Willie R. Whitmore. Survivors include her husband, Willie; a brother, Ralph Marshall, Springfield; nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Friday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Richard Cerretti officiating. Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery.

 

Whitmore, Henry Robert 27 May 1907 - 8 Oct 1985 OH 17 Oct 1985 p9

Services were held for Henry Robert Whitmore, 78, Okemah, Okla, Oct. 10 in Park Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Rice officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Okemah. Mr. Whitmore died Oct. 8.

 

Whitmore, Willie Reno “Bill” 12 Oct 1911 – 17 Sep 1997  CCH-N 20 Sep 1997

[Note: Son of Jesse Reno “Kenner” & Elizabeth Holloway (Dingley) Whitmore; married Edith Neal Snider 15 Apr 1913 - 9 Nov 1980; married Grace E. Marshall 29 Jun 1910 - 6 Dec 1994 who m/1 Huffman]

Bill Whitmore, age 85, of Ozark, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1997 at Riverview Residential Place. Born on Oct. 12, 1911, he was a life-long resident of Ozark. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 44 years, Edith Neal (Snider) Whitmore; his wife of 16 years, Grace Huffman Whitmore; and his daughter Joella Whitmore Niemoller. Survivors include: his son, Charles Whitmore and his wife, Sandi, Overland Park, Kan.; a daughter, Mary Kathleen (Kathy) Whitmore, and her special friend, Russell Korgis; grandchildren, Marcia Schlemm, Chris Whitmore, John Whitmore, Jim Niemoller, Jeremy Maples, and David Maples; great-grandchildren, Gabrielle Whitmore and Travis Maples; his brother, Ray Whitmore, Southern Calif.; nieces, nephews, and many longtime friends. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Randy Hendricks officiating. Burial will be in Hopedale Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7-8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Ozark Senior Citizens Center.

 

Whitney, Esther M. 15 Oct 1925 - 23 Feb 1997  CCH-N 26 Feb 1997

[Note: married Delmar R. "Del" Whitney 4 Jul 1922 - 12 Oct 1998]

Esther M. Whitney, 71, Nixa, died Sunday, February 23 after a brief illness at Columbia Hospital South. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, D.R. "Del" Whitney; her daughter and son-in-law, Kendra "Crickett" and Chuck Giles of Nixa; two grandsons, Jacob and Tyler; and many friends. Mrs. Whitney operated English Village Mobile Home Park (formerly Chalet City-South) for over 20 years. Through their 22 years in the Air Force, she traveled extensively with her husband and made a great many friends across the country, before making their home in Nixa, more than 20 years ago. She was actively involved in, and took a very active interest in the Nixa community and its kids, as much as her own grandchildren, who were the center of her universe. Mrs. Whitney's absence will be felt by a great many people. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been set up to help the Nixa community provide for all the kids she worked for and helped during her life. Donations can be made at Peoples Bank or at Harris Funeral Home, Nixa.

 

Whitney, Jo Ann (Ross) 15 Aug 1925 - 8 Jan 2002   SN-L  10 Jan 2002

[Note: Daughter of  David & Ollie Mae (Garrett) Ross]

Jo Ann Whitney, 76, Republic, passed away at 1:44 a.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2002, in Cox Medical Center South. She was born August 15, 1925 in Galloway, Mo., the daughter of David and Ollie Mae Garrett Ross, a lifelong resident of Springfield. Mrs. Whitney had worked for several years at KWTO Radio, where she made many friends. Jo Ann loved gardening and home decorating and took great pride in making her home a special place. She will be greatly missed by many friends and relatives. She was a member of Robberson Avenue Baptist Church. Mrs. Whitney was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Jamie Whitney; and two sisters, Louise Turner and Mary Eidson. Jo Ann is survived by a daughter and her husband, Jill Van Osdol and Paul of Kansas City, Mo.; two sisters and their husbands, Martha and Samuel Brayfield of Osage Beach, Mo. and Bette and James Love of Kansas City, Mo.; and two granddaughters, Kate Whitney of Springfield, Mo. and Melissa Van Osdol of Kansas City, Mo.; one great-granddaughter, Mary Van Osdol of Kansas City, Mo. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, January 11, 2002, in Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel, with the Rev. Fred Lynn officiating. Burial will follow in Hopedale Cemetery, Ozark. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 4995, Springfield, MO. 65808. Springfield News-Leader, January 10, 2002.

 

Whitney, Lena (Vaughan) Jun 1891 - 5 Jan 1965 CCR 14 Jan 1965 p1

[Note: Daughter of Joseph F. & May/Mary (Grant) Vaughan]

Mrs. Lena Vaughan Whitney, 73, the only woman to be elected senior vice commander of the Arizona Department of the American Legion, died Tuesday, Jan, 5, in Good Samaritan Hospital at Phoenix, Ariz. A native of Christian County, Mrs. Whitney enlisted as an American Red Cross Nurse during World War I. A resident of Phoenix for 40 years, she was an office nurse for a Phoenix physician until her retirement in 1959. She was president of the Luke Greenway Legion auxiliary, former president of the Arizona State Nurses Association, officer in the Hazel Morton Americana Legion Post for 25 years, past president of the 40 & 8 and a  member of the Order of Eastern Star. Services were at 2 p.m. Friday Jan. 8 in First Congregationalist Church at Phoenix with burial in Greenwood Memorial Park, Phoenix. Survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Marion Hancin of Phoenix, Mrs. Jeane McAllister of Long Beach, Calif., Mrs. Georgia Adams of Rogersville, MO and Mrs. Louis Tunnell of Ozark.

 

Whitney, Mariel 20 Nov 1913 – 6 Sep 1992  NN-E 16 Sep 1992

Mariel Whitney, 78, Ozark formerly Jackson, Minn., died Sept. 6, in the home of her daughter. She was born Nov. 20, 1913, in Amboy, Minn. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Jackson. She served on the Library Board at First Presbyterian Church in Jackson where she was a member. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Marjorie and L.A. Weakley, Ozark; son and daughter in-law, James and Marlis Whitney, Shakopee, Minn.; two grandsons, Craig and Neil. Services were held Friday, Sept. 11, in the First Presbyterian Church in Jackson. Burial was in the Sunset Memorial Cemetery. Local arrangements were under the direction of Harris Colonial Chapel, Ozark.

 

 

Whitsett, Louis 13 Apr 1897 - Mar 1972 CCR 23 Mar 1972 p2

[Note: Son of William W. & Tennessee Ann (St. John) Whitsett; married Ruth]

Funeral services for Louis R. Whitsett, 75, a McClellan Air Force Base employee and 40-year Sacramento, Calif.. resident, were held Tuesday, March 13, at 11 a.m. in the East Lawn Cemetery Chapel in Sacramento. Whitsett, a McClellan maintenance man for over 20 years, was active in Masonic fraternal order for many years. a World War I veteran, Whitsett served with the U. S. Maritime Commission in Oakland, Calif. during World War II. His Masonic affiliations included the Fruitdale Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, No. 336., Oakland; the Sacramento Scottish Rite; Ban All Temple of the Shrine and Ben All Carmel Patrol. Whitsett was a member also of the Ted Ward Barracks of World War I veteran. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; a sister, Lydia Andrews of Sparta and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Whitsett was a former resident of the Sparta community.

 

Whitson, Clair (Morton) 18 Nov 1926 - 2 Feb  2011 SN-L 3 Feb 2011

[Note: Son of Clair & Vera (Washburn) Whitson; married Irene]

Clair Morton Whitson, 84, Ozark. Arrangements: Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, Missouri

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Whitson, Clair (Morton) 18 Nov 1926 - 2 Feb  2011  CCH-N 9 Feb 2011

Clair Morton Whitson, 84, of Ozark, died Feb. 2, 2011. He was born Nov. 18, 1926, in Waukegan, Ill., the son of Clair and Vera (Washburn) Whitson. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II.  Whitson was a railroad switchman. He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene, in 2002; a brother, Frank Whitson; a sister, Lois Downer; and his parents. Survivors include: Five children, Geryl Triscoll and husband John, Steve Whitson and wife Debbie, Larry Whitson and wife Jan, Tray Whitson and wife Peggy and Lynn Scripture; two step-children, Colleen Hirtzig and Susan Peterson; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Virginia Damos; other relatives and friends. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Interment was in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield.

Whitson, Crystal Lydia (Potter) 20 Dec 1904 - 9 May 1991  NN-E 16 May 1991

[Note: Daughter of Elija & Rose (   ) Potter; married 1925 John Noah Whitson who died 1960]

Crystal Lydia Whitson, 86, Nixa, died at 4:45 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 1991, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, following a long illness. She was a resident of Nixa Park Care Center, but lived most of her life in Springfield. She was born in Dallas County Dec. 20, 1904, to Elija and Rose Potter. She was married for 35 years to John Noah Whitson, who preceded her in death in 1960. She was a retired food service employee for the Springfield Public Schools and was a longtime member of Central Christian Church. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Jacquetta and Bill Huntley, Nixa; a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry L. and Bobbie Whitson, Nevada; three sisters; a brother; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services were Saturday in Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield, with the Rev. Michael McGinnis and Carl Radford officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.

 

Whitson, Irene Grace (Brainard) 24 Mar 1927 - 18 Feb 2002  CCN-J 26 Feb 2002

[Note: Daughter of Eugene & Ruth (   ) Brainard; married 2 Jan 1968 Clair Whitson]

Irene Grace Whitson passed away Monday, February 18, 2002, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. Irene was born March 24, 1927 in Ladysmith, Wisconsin, the daughter of Eugene and Ruth Brainard. On January 2, 1968, she and Clair Whitson were married in Waukegan, Illinois. She and Clair moved to Ozark twenty-five years ago. Irene was a member of Calvary Bible Church, Nixa. Survivors include: her husband; two daughters, Colleen McKimmon and Susan Peterson, both of Arizona; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents. A memorial service will be held under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2002 in Calvary Bible Church, Nixa, with Pastor Joe Fahl officiating.

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Whitson, Irene Grace (Brainard) 24 Mar 1927 - 18 Feb 2002   CCH-N 27 Feb 2002

[Note: Daughter of Eugene & Ruth (  ) Brainard; married 2 Jan 1968 Clair Whitson]

Irene Grace Whitson, age 74, of Ozark, died Feb. 18, 2002, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. Whitson was born March 24, 1927, in Ladysmith, Wis., the daughter of Eugene and Ruth Brainard. On Jan. 2, 1968, she and Clair Whitson were married in Waukegan, Ill. She and Clair moved to Ozark 25 years ago. Whitson was a member of Calvary Bible Church, Nixa. Survivors include: Her husband; two daughters, Colleen McKimmon and Susan Peterson, both of Arizona; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. March 9 under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, in Calvary Bible Church, Nixa, with Pastor Joe Fahl officiating.

 

Whitson, Russell Eugene 1929 - 5 Jan 2012 SN-L 6 Jan 2012

[Note: married Jeannie]

            Russell Eugene Whitson, 82, Ozark. Arrangements: Herman H. Lohmeyer Funeral Home.

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Whitson, Russell Eugene 1929 - 5 Jan 2012 SN-L 24 Jan 2012 & CCH-N 25 Jan 2012

            Russell Eugene Whitson, 82, Ozark, died Jan. 5, 2012, at Cox South Hospital. He was cremated Jan. 6, 2012. Russell is a retired employee of City Utilities, Springfield. Survivors include, his wife Jeannie Whitson, of the home, and five children, Florence Upshaw, Leagan Whitson, Randy Whitson, Tammy Putnam and Debbie Cook; 25 grandchildren and one close grandson Dakota Chambers; a special mother-in-law Rose Shipman; sister-in-law Veta Cook; Carol Watkins and husband Jim, Roxie Korte and husband June; brother-in-law Joe Tannehill; his dog Prince; special friends Carol and Lee Storm; and a host of family and friends.


Whitt, Leta Madeline (Grisham) Suttee 10 Apr 1916 - 19 May 2009 SN-L 21 May 2009 & SN-L  22 May 2009

[Note: Daughter of Charles Milton & Anna ( ) Grisham; married Gerald Suttee; married Gilbert Whitt]

Leta Madaline Whitt-Suttee, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed from this life on Tuesday, May 19, 2009, in the Baptist Home, in Ozark, Mo. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Anna Marie and David Morton of Clever, Mo.; grandsons, Robert Morton and wife, Sundy of Fair Grove, Mo., and Steven Morton and wife, Terry of Clever, Mo.; great-grandson, Tyler Morton of Springfield, Mo.; one brother, Wayne Grisham and wife, Shirleen of Springfield, Mo.; and special friend, Geoff Hare of Springfield, Mo. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Gilbert Whitt and Gerald Suttee. Leta was born on April 10, 1916, in Anaville, Neb., one of nine children born to Anna and Charles MIlton Grisham. Leta was a lifetime member of Temple Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 22, in Greenlawn Funeral Home South, followed by graveside services in Sinking Creek Cemetery, near Everton, Mo., with Pastor Joe Fahl of Ridgecrest Baptist Church officiating.

 

Whitted, Joseph 5 Mar 1923 - 27 Feb 1980 OH 6 Mar 1980 p11

[Note: Son of Wiley & Mae (  ) Whitted]

Services for Joseph I. Whitted, 56, Springfield, brother of Philip Whitted, Ozark, were held Sunday in the Harris Chapel with burial in Swearengin Cemetery in Douglas County. Mr. Whitted lived most of his life in the Dogwood Community in Douglas County. The Rev. Claude Barclay was the officiant. Mr. Whitted died last Thursday at his home after a long illness.

 

Whitted, Phillip L. 22 Dec 1918 - 27 Jan 1991  NN-E 31 Jan 1991

[Note: Son of Wiley & Mae (  ) Whitted; married Mary]

Phillip L. Whitted, 72, Ozark, died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 1991, in his home. He was born Dec. 22, 1918, in Mulvane, Kan., to Wiley and Mae Whitted. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 21 years of service. Survivors include his wife, Mary, of the home; a daughter, Jean Costin, Ozark; three granddaughters, Suzanne Marie, Olivia Leigh, and Emily Collette; two brothers, Steven and Harold Whitted; and a sister, Ruth Cawthra. Services were Wednesday afternoon in Harris Colonial Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Kenneth Bandy officiating. Burial was in Springfield National Cemetery.

 

Whitten, Earl E., III 16 Sep 1959 - 17 Feb 1988 OH 25 Feb 1988

[Note: Son of Earl Edwin & Elizabeth Gwendolyn (Stewart) Whitten, II]

Earl E. Whitten III, 28, of Springfield, died at 12:10 a.m. Feb. 17 at St. John's Regional Health Center after suffering an apparent heart attack. Services for Mr. Whitten were held Saturday at the Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery, Ozark. Mr. Whitten was born Sept. 16, 1959, at St. Joseph to Earl and Elizabeth (Stewart) Whitten II. His survivors include his parents; maternal grandfather, Melford Stewart; one brother, Craig, Springfield; and two sisters, Deborah Wingrove, Profert, Maryland and Brenda Sprague, Fontana, California.

 

Whitten, Elizabeth Gwendolyn (Stewart) 11 Apr 1936- 24 Jul 1995  CCH-N 2 Aug 1995

[Note: Daughter of Melford Erva & Eva Lorene (Stufflebean) Stewart; married Earl Whitten, II]

Elizabeth Gwendolyn Whitten, 59, of Spring Springfield, died Monday, July 24, 1995 in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born April 11, 1936, in St. Joseph, Missouri, and was the daughter of Melford Erva Stewart and Eva Lorene Stufflebean Stewart. She attended Revival Center Church, Nixa. Her son, Earl Whitten III, preceded her in death. Survivors include: Two daughters, Debra Wingrove, MD., and Brenda Sprague, Springfield; a son, Craig Whitten, Springfield; her husband, Earl Whitten, II; three sisters, Sherry Marsh, Springfield, Carol Brown, Apple Valley, CA., and Wynona Linn, Corona, CA; two brothers, Melford Stewart, Bullhead, AZ., and Steven Stewart, Springfield; and seven grandchildren. Graveside services were held Thursday, July 27, 1995 at 11:00 a.m. in Hopedale Cemetery, under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, with Rev. John Davis officiating.

 

Whittington, Ann (Wernet) 1 Feb 1928 - 21 Feb 2009 SN-L 23 Feb 2009 & CCH-N 25 Feb 2009

[Note: Daughter of Francis Thompson & Lula Effie (Kerr) Wernet; married 19 Dec 1948 Jean F. Whittington 21 Oct 1926 - 10 Jun 1976]

Ann Wernet Whittington, age 81, Springfield, died February 21, 2009. She was born February 1, 1928, the daughter of Francis T. and Lula (Kerr) Wernet. Ann graduated from Ozark High School in 1945. During high school she played flute in the band, was editor of the paper her junior and senior years, and was Valedictorian of her class. Ann attended Gulf Park Girls College. She graduated from Drury College in 1949. At Drury she was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority. Ann received her lifetime teachers certification in English and Drama for grades 7-12. On December 19, 1948 she was united in marriage to Jean F. Whittington. He preceded her in death in 1976. They owned and operated Ozark Sundries from 1963 – 1974. Ann organized the K-12 library in the Sparta school district in 1967. She was high school librarian at Ozark High School from 1977 until retiring in 1988. Ann was a lifelong member of Ozark Christian Church, Disciples of Christ. She served as chairman of the Ozark High School Alumni Association for eight years. Survivors include: two children, David Whittington and wife Mary, Springfield and Debbie and Greg Norman, Nixa; three grandchildren, Kayla and Austin Whittington, and Vanessa and husband Jackie Weeks II; two great grandchildren, Jackie Weeks III and Kendra Weeks; and her sister, Jane Wernet, Kirkland, Washington. Ann was preceded in death by her parents and husband. A visitation will be held from 5-7 PM Friday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Ozark High School Alumni Scholarship Fund, in care of Finley River Community Foundation, PO Box 1176, Ozark, MO 65721.

 

Whittington, Clarence David 4 Feb 1904 - 18 Sep 1966 CCR 22 Sep 1966 p1

[Note: Son of William Allen & Emma Rachel (Stine) Whittington; married Sarah Thelma McCauley 12 Feb 1905 - 24 Apr 1987]

Clarence D. Whittington, 62, who lived west of Ozark, died in his home at 5:30 a.m. Sunday of an apparent heart attack. Mr. Whittington had been associated with the Missouri Farmers  Association since 1924, for 29 years as manager of the Farmers Exchange at Ozark and since 1953 as insurance claims adjuster for MFA Insurance Companies. He was an active member of the Cassidy Methodist Church for almost 50 years, and served several terms as a member of the Ozark Board of Education. Surviving are his wife, Thelma of the home; two sons, Jack and David, both of Springfield; two brothers, Bert and Ward, both of Ozark; a sister, Mrs. Eva Ball of Ozark; and six grandchildren. An overflow crowd attended funeral services at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Harris Funeral Chapel here, with the Rev. Clifford Sleeth and the Rev. Ralph Turner officiating. Burial was in Richwood Cemetery west of Ozark, near his boyhood home.

 

Whittington, David 24 Dec 1832 - 4 Jul 1921 CCR 8 Jul 1921 p1

[Note: Son of  William & Melcitta (Tuttle) Whittington; married 19 Feb 1862  Prudence Fulkerson 21 Sep 1842 - 13 Oct 1930]

David Whittington was born in West Virginia, December 24, 1832. He was united in marriage February 19, 1862 to Prudence Fulkerson. To this union were born six children, four sons and two daughters, one son and one daughter having preceded him to the Glory world. He was a veteran of the civil war and immigrated to Missouri in 1881 and has lived in this vicinity every since. He departed this life July 4th, 1921, aged 88 years, 6 months and 10 days. He leaves to mourn his departure, his aged companion, three sons and one daughter, 22 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren, one sister and a host of friends. He was ready and willing to die. He was converted at the old Richwood church in 1885, under the preaching of Rev. Thomas Hanks, St. and united with the Baptist church at Richwood. His life is worthy of imitation. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Thomas Hanks, Jr. Undertaker Tom Chaffin assisted in laying him away in Richwood Cemetery to await the resurrection morn. A very large crown attended the funeral.   -- A Friend

 

Whittington, Edd, Jr. 17 Feb 1930 - 10 Sep 1941 CCR 18 Sep 1941 p1

[Note: Son of Edgar & Eula Fern (Keithley) Whittington]

Edd Whittington Jr., 11 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Edd Whittington of Nixa, died last Wednesday in a Springfield hospital. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon in the Nixa Baptist Church with Rev. R.C. Harding officiating. He is survived by his parents, two sisters, Keithley Etta and Hazelene of the home; and his maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Anson Keithley, all of Nixa. Burial was in the Richwood cemetery near Ozark under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home.

 

Whittington, Ella Edith (Doran) 2 Oct 1896 - 29 Dec 1989 OH 4 Jan 1990

[Note: Daughter of  James Addison & Mary Elizabeth “Mollie” (Gooch) Doran; married 4 Oct 1916 Jesse Frank Whittington 13 Jan 1895 - 11 Jun 1959]

Ella E. Doran Whittington, 93, Nixa, died Friday morning in Springfield Community Hospital. She was born Oct. 2, 1896 to James and Mollie Doran in the Cassidy community. She was the last surviving member of her family, which included 10 children. She married Frank Whittington on Oct. 4, 1916, and to this union were born four children: Dorothy E. "Dot;" Jean F., Jeanette and Mary Margaret "Peggy." She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, a son, Jean, and a daughter, Peggy. She joined the Cassidy United Methodist Church at an early age and retained her membership there. She was a member of United Methodist Women, Cox Auxiliary and Mt. Pleasant Extension Club for 40 years. She is survived by two daughters, Dorothy "Dot" and son-in-law Okla Frazier of Rogersville, and Jeanette McCauley, of Ozark, where she made her home for the past two years. She is also survived by six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends and relatives. Services were Monday in Harris Colonial Chapel. Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery.

 

Whittington, Ella R.  (Young) 26 Sep 1866 - 19 Dec 1916 CCR 22 Dec 1916 p1

[Note: Daughter of J. M. & Ella (McCroskey) Young; married John D. Whittington 22 Jun 1864 - 1 Jan 1946; no legible tombstone in Richwood Cemetery]

Mrs. John Whittington, a former resident of Christian county, died at her home in Joplin the first of the week. The remains were brought to Ozark Wednesday with burial in the Richwood cemetery. [may be Ella Young born Sep 1867 who married 22 Sep 1889 John D. Whittington 22 Jun 1864 - 1 Jan 1946]

 

Whittington, Emma Rachel (Stine) 26 Apr 1871 - 7 Aug 1938 CCR 11 Aug 1938 p1

[Note: Daughter of Mahlon Patten & Mary A. (Keylor) Stine; married 27 Nov 1890 William Allen Whittington 8 Jun 1868 - 22 Aug 1948]

Emma Rachel Stine was born near Woodfield, Ohio on April 26, 1872, the daughter of Mahlon P. Stine and Mary Kaylor. She died suddenly at her home west of Ozark, on Sunday August 7, 1938 at 10:30 am. She had reached the age of 66 years, 3 months, and 11 days. She was united in marriage on November 26, 1890 to W.A. Whittington, to which union was born 1 daughter, Mrs. Eva Ball of Ozark; 6 sons, Roy, who preceded his mother in death in infancy, and Ralph Clarence, Bert, Frank and Ward Whittington, all of Ozark. She is also survived by 3 sisters. Mrs. J.C. Atteberry, Mrs. W.F. Estes and Miss Retta Stine, all of Ozark, and by 3 brothers; W.O. Stine, John Stine and Ed Stine all of Ozark, and by 11 grandchildren. She has spent all of her life with the exception of two years, in Missouri, in this vicinity. At the time of her death, she was a member of the Church of Christ in Nixa, having at one time previous been a member of the Cassidy Methodist Church. She was a good wife, mother and sister, and a kind friend and neighbor, and will be greatly missed by her many relatives, friends and all who knew her. Funeral services were held at her home on Tuesday, August 9, 1938, at 2:00 pm with the Rev. McCracken officiating. Interment was made in the Richwood Cemetery under the direction of Klepper.

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Whittington, Emma Rachel (Stine) 26 Apr 1871 - 7 Aug 1938 CCR 11 Aug 1938 p1

We wish to show our very deep appreciation for the countless words of sympathy and deeds of kindness at the passing of our beloved wife and mother. Especially do we wish to thank Rev. McCroskey and the Klepper family for their comforting service. W.A. Whittington and family.

 

Whittington, Eula Fern (Keithley) 7 Jan. 1902 - 10 Dec 1989  OH 14 Dec 1989

[Note: Daughter of Anson & Josie (Harp) Keithley; married 12 Nov 1921 William Edgar Whittington 11 Jan 1899 - 9 Jan 1971]

Eula F. Whittington, 87, died Sunday in Nixa Park Care Center after a long illness. She was born Jan. 7, 1902, and was a lifelong resident of Nixa and a member of the First Baptist Church there. Mrs. Whittington was preceded in death by her husband, Ed, and a son, Ed Whittington, Jr. She is survived by her daughters, Keithley Etta Asher, Hazelene Payne and son-in-law, Jack Payne, all of Nixa; two sisters, Gladys Aven, Ozark Nursing Home, and Esther Peters, Nixa; six grandchildren, Gene Asher, Joe Asher, Jerry Asher, Rodgetta Henderson, Leland Payne, Mason Payne, their families, and 13 great-grandchildren. Services were Tuesday in Harris Colonial Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Bandy officiating. Burial was in Richmond Cemetery.

 

Whittington, James Monroe 10 Jan 1871 - 9 Apr 1940 CCR 11 Apr 1940 p1

[Note: Son of David & Prudence (Fulkerson) Whittington; married Mary Alice Young; dates from tombstone]

James Whittington, 69, retired farmer, passed away Wednesday morning at his home 1730 W. Nichols, in Springfield. Burial was this Thursday morning at the Klinger Chapel, the Rev. Fred E. Raines officiating. Mr. Whittington was a brother of W.A. Whittington of Ozark.

 

Whittington, Jean F. 21 Oct 1926 - 10 Jun 1976 OH 17 Jun 1976 p1

[Note: Son of  Jesse Frank & Ella Edith (Doran) Whittington]

Fatal Fall At Booster Club Arena

Last Thursday evening a 49 year old Ozark man was killed doing volunteer work on the Ozark Booster Club Arena. According to Christian County Coroner Dean Adams, Jean F. Whittington was walking along the top row of bleachers carrying a 2x10, 12 feet long when he lost his balance. He fell approximately 12 feet to the ground, and the board which he was carrying then fell on him. He was pronounced dead at the scene as a result of head injuries. Having lived most of his life in Ozark, Jean was well known in the area. He operated the Ozark Drug Store for several years. Also, he was active in many other activities and was in the real estate business. He was an associate member of the National Board of Realtors and the Missouri Board of Realtors.

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Whittington, Jean F. 21 Oct 1926 - 10 Jun 1976 OH 1 Jul 1976 p12

Mere words cannot express the appreciation in our hearts for all the prayers, food, flowers, contributions and all acts of kindness shown during the loss of our loved one.  The Jean Whittington Family.

 

Whittington, Jesse Frank 13 Jan 1895 - 11 Jun 1959 CCR 18 Jun 1959 p2

[Note: Son of William Allen & Emma Rachel (Stine) Whittington; married 4 Oct 1916 Ella Edith Doran 2 Oct 1896 - 29 Dec 1989]

Funeral services for Jesse Frank Whittington, 64, of the Mentor community north of Ozark, who died Thursday, June 11 a short time after entering a Springfield hospital of a heart condition, were held Sunday afternoon. An overflowing crown attended the services at the Chaffin Funeral Chapel at Ozark, conducted by Rev. Ralph Turner. Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery under direction of Chaffin. A well known and highly respected farmer. Mr. Whittington was a native of the Richwood community west of Ozark. He spent his entire life in Christian and Greene Counties and was a member of the Cassidy Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ella Whittington, one son, Jean F. Whittington of Kansas City, Mo, three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Frazier and Mrs. Jeanette McCauley of Ozark and Miss Peggy Whittington of the home; three brothers, Ward Whittington, Clarence Whittington and Bert Whittington, all of Ozark; one sister, Mrs. Eva Ball, also of Ozark and six grandchildren.

 

Whittington, John Bert 21 Aug 1899 - 12 Feb 1976 OH 19 Feb 1976 p6

[Note: Son of William Allen & Emma Rachel (Stine) Whittington; married Katy Lee Johnson 9 Jan 1906 -  2 Feb 1991]

OZARK - Bert Whittington, 76, a lifelong resident of Ozark, died at 2:05 a.m. today in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield after a short illness. Mr. Whittington was a former employee at Johnson Jewelry company here and served as fieldman for Major Cheese Company for 20 years before retiring in 1973. He was a member of the Yoachum Memorial Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife, Katy Lee; two daughters, Mrs. Shirley Chudomelka of Marshfield and Mrs. Sally Scott, Rogersville; and five grandchildren. Harris of Ozark was in charge of arrangements.

 

Whittington, John D. 22 Jun 1864 - 1 Jan 1946 CCR 3 Jan 1946 p1

[Note: Son of  David & Prudence (Fulkerson) Whittington; married 22 Sep 1889 Ella R. Young  26 Sep 1866 - 19 Dec 1916]

J.D. Whittington, 83, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, at the home of his daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Huckstep at Thayer, Kansas. He had moved from Virginia to Missouri with his parents at the age of 17 and lived most of his life in the Ozark community. Fifty-eight years ago he was united in marriage to Ella Young and to this union were born three daughters. Mrs. Whittington preceded her husband in death 29 years ago. Survivors are the daughters, Mrs. Charles Fairbanks of Jacksonville, Florida, Mrs. John Henderson of Tifton, Ga., and Mrs. Huckstep; one brother, W.A. Whittington of Ozark; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon in the Chaffin Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Bonnie Ward officiating. Burial was in the Richwood cemetery under direction of Chaffin.

 

Whittington, Katy Lee (Johnson) 9 Jan 1906 - 2 Feb 1991  NN-E 7 Nov 1991

[Note: Daughter of Hugh Bernice & Lodusky Jane (   ) Johnson; married 27 Dec 1924 John "Bert" Whittington 21 Aug 1899 - 12 Feb 1976]

Katy Lee Whittington, 85, Ozark, died at 4:50 a.m: Saturday, Feb. 2, 1991, in Webco Manor, Marshfield. She was born Jan. 9, 1906, in Ozark, to Hugh and Lodusky Johnson. On Dec. 27, 1924, she married John "Bert" Whittington. She was a member of Ozark Presbyterian Church, Modern Seekers Club and Order of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bert, in February 1976. She is survived by two daughters, Shirley Ann Chudomelka, and her husband, Stanley R., Marshfield, and Sally Jane Scott, and her husband, Duane, Rogersville; five grandchildren, Regina Spriggs, Rhonda Edge, Rowena Hinojosa, Daniel Scott and Sara Jane Inman; and five great-grandchildren. Services were Monday in Harris Colonial Chapel, Ozark, with Dr. Robert Brueck officiating. Burial was in Ozark City Cemetery.

 

Whittington, Mary Margaret “Peggy” 1929 - 23 Nov 1969  CCR 27 Nov 1969 p4

[Note: Daughter of  Jesse Frank & Ella Edith (Doran) Whittington]

Miss Mary Margaret “Peggy’ Whittington, 40, died Sunday, Nov. 23, at her home, 1746 South Fairway, Springfield, following an overdose of medication. Miss Whittington had been in ill health for several years. She was a graduate of Ozark High School and formerly was employed at Lily Tulip Corporation in Springfield,. Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Ella Whittington with whom she made her home; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Frazier of Rogersville and Mrs. Jeannette McCauley of Ozark and a brother, Jean Whittington, also of Ozark. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Harris Chapel at Ozark with the Rev. Clifford Sleth and the Rev. Ralph Turner officiating. Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery.

 

Whittington, Prudence r. (Fulkerson) 21 Sep 1842 - 13 Oct 1930 CCR 16 Oct 1930 p8

[Note: Daughter of  John & Martha W. (Chandler) Fulkerson; married  David Whittington 24 Dec 1832 - 4 Jul 1921]

Mrs. Prudence Whittington died Oct. 18, 1930, at her home near Nixa, aged 88 years and 22 days. She is survived by three sons and one daughter, besides a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services where held Oct. 14 at 3 p.m. by Rev. Ross Carter of Springfield at the Richwood cemetery with burial under the direction of T.B. Chaffin of Ozark.

 

Whittington, Ralph Mahlon 28 Dec 1893 - 23 Aug 1943 CCR 26 Aug 1943 p1

[Note: Son of  William Allen & Emma Rachel (Stine) Whittington; married  Beulah M. Bray 14 Feb 1903 - 18 Jun 1994]

A stroke of paralysis suffered Sunday, Aug. 15, at his home at Tulsa, Okla., resulted in the death Monday, Aug. 23, of Ralph Mahlon Whittington, 49, well known former Ozark resident. Death occurred in Hillcrest Memorial Hospital, Tulsa. Funeral services will be at 2:00 o’clock Friday, Aug. 27, at Chaffin Funeral Home, Ozark, conducted by Rev. Reg M. Mapes, with burial in Ozark cemetery, Friend Lodge No. 352, A.F.&A.M. of which Mr. Whittington was a member, will conduct graveside services. A member of the Ozark City Council for a number of years, Mr. Whittington operated a service station at Ozark until a short time ago, when he moved his family to Tulsa, where he was employed by Douglas Aircraft Co. He is survived by his wife, Beulah, two sons, Air Cadet Harold Whittington of the U.S. Army Air Corps, stationed at San Antonio, Texas, Richard of the home, and a daughter, Judith, also of the home. Other survivors include his father, W.A. Whittington, four brothers, Frank of Rogersville, Bert, Clarence, and Ward, and one sister, Mrs. Eva Ball, all of Ozark. The deceased was a member of the Cassidy Methodist Church.

AND

Whittington, Ralph Mahlon 28 Dec 1893 - 23 Aug 1943 CCR 9 Sep 1943 p3

Resolution of Respect to the Memory of Brother Ralph M. Whittington. Whereas, It is appointed unto man once to die; We bow with humble submission to the fiat of the wisdom of the Great Creator of the Universe, who has called from labor to rest our dearly beloved Brother Ralph M. Whittington, who departed this life August 23, 1943, at the age of 49 years. Brother Whittington was raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason November 11, 1919 in Friend Lodge No. 352 A.F.&A.M., Ozark, Missouri, and remained a member of Friend Lodge until his death. Brother Whittington was a faithful friend of Free Masonry, an outstanding citizen, active in civic affairs of his community and one of Ozark’s leading business men. Wherefore, Be It Resolved; That in the death of Brother Whittington, his family has lost a devoted father and husband, the lodge and the community an upright and honored citizen. That we will ever cherish the memory of Brother Whittington, for his devotion to Free Masonry, his contribution to society, in upholding those things which were for the betterment of the community. May it be said of Brother Whittington “He was a good man.” That we tender our heartfelt sympathy to his family, and recommend them to the care of the “Great I AM” in whom Brother Whittington professed to put his trust. That a copy of these resolutions be spread upon our record, a copy furnished the press and a copy sent to the family of our deceased brother. Fred O Wade, Ross Robertson, Robert Rice, Members of Committee.

 

Whittington, Sarah Thelma (McCauley) 12 Feb 1905 - 24 Apr 1987 OH 7 May 1987 pC17

[Note: Daughter of Jerome Amos & Agnes Mary (O’Neil) McCauley; married Clarence David Whittington 4 Feb 1904 - 18 Sep 1966]

Card of Thanks

Thank you for the food, prayers, cards, calls & each kindness during the sickness & death of our loved one. Jack and Virginia Whittington and family,  John & Vorvella Whittington & sons, Neil and Algia Gray

 

Whittington, Virginia Lee (Collins) 9 Jul 1928 - 28 Mar 2009 SN-L 31 Mar 2009 & CCH-N 1 Apr 2009

[Note: Daughter of Ward Quincy & Ora Belle (Hanks) Collins; married 1947 Jack a. Whittington]

Virginia Lee Collins Whittington blessed this world with her presence July 9, 1928, in Selmore, Missouri. She joined her Lord & Savior Jesus Christ in Heaven on Saturday, March 28, 2009. Virginia passed away in her Ozark, Missouri home with her loving family. She is preceded in death by her mother, Ora Belle Hanks Collins; father, Ward Quincy Collins; sister, Mary Smith; and brother, Burl Collins.Virginia is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Jack A. Whittington of Ozark, Mo.; 3 daughters, Diana & Gary Dixon, Blue Springs, Mo., Suzy & Brad Thomas, Ozark, Mo., Patti & Tom Miller, Fair Grove, Mo.; & son, Kirk A. Whittington, Ozark, Mo.; 7 grandchildren, Dr. Kayce & Brandon Morton, Adam Dixon, Kristen & Kevin Bergman, Jessica Whittington, Curtis Whittington, Megan Thomas & Cory Miller; 3 great-grandchildren, Ashlyn Morton, Madison Bergman, & Cooper Morton; sister-in-law, Viola Twibell; brother-in-law & sister-in-law, John David & Novella Whittington. Virginia was a longtime member of Cassidy United Methodist Church; retired from Missouri State University print shop & a Lady Bears fan! She loved cooking, entertaining, parties, visiting with her girlfriends, holidays with her family, gardening, tea rooms, shopping, & singing at her church. Virginia touched so many lives in so many ways as Wife, Mom, Grandma Ginny & Friend who will be forever missed. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 1, 2009, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Harold Peters officiating. Burial will follow in Richwood Cemetery, Ozark. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian County Domestic Violence Center, Ozark, Mo. or Least of These, Nixa, Mo.

 

Whittington, Vivien (Waddle) 3 Nov. 1908 – 9 June 1995  CCH-N 14 June 1995

[Note: Daughter of Luther & Ella (Neergaard) Waddle; married 1934 Ward M. Whittington 13 May 1906 - Nov 1972]

Vivien Whittington, 80, Ozark, died Friday, June 9, 1995, in the Springfield Park Care Center. She was born Nov. 3, 1908, in Weir City, Kan., the daughter of Luther and Ella Neergaard Waddle. She attended Southwest Missouri State University. In 1934 she was married to Ward Whittington. She taught for many years in the Ozark school system, and retired in 1974. She was a member of Ozark Presbyterian Church and the Modern Seekers civic club. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and a brother, Dr. Lamar Waddle. Survivors include nieces and nephews, Lamar Edwin Waddle, Jack and Virginia Whittington, John and Novella Whittington, W. II and Mary Whittington, Richard and Susan Whittington, Judy and Joe Daves, Jeanette McCauley, Dorothy and Okla Frazier, Shirley Ann and Stanley Chudomelka, and Sally and Duane Scott; other relatives and friends. Services were Monday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Dr. Robert Brueck officiating. Burial was in Richwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Ozark Presbyterian Church or Vivien Whittington Memorial Scholarship Fund, in care of Adams Funeral Home.

 

Whittington, Ward M. 13 May 1906 - Nov 1972 CCR 9 Nov 1972 p1 & OH 16 Nov 1972 p6

[Note: Son of William Allen & Emma Rachel (Stine) Whittington; married Vivien Waddle 3 Nov 1908 - 9 Jun 1995]

Ward M. Whittington, 66, of Ozark, was dead upon arrival at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield. He had suffered from a heart condition. Mr. Whittington was a retired employee of the Major Cheese and Hagale Garment factories of Ozark. He was a lifelong resident and a member of the Nixa Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Vivien; one brother, Bert, of Ozark; and one sister, Mrs. Eva Ball, Ozark. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Leslie Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Richwood Cemetery. The family suggested memorial donations to the Missouri Heart Association.  Clipping is dated November 9, 1972.

 

Whittington, William Allen 8 Jun 1868 - 22 Aug 1948 CCR 26 Aug 1948

[Note: Son of  David & Prudence (Fulkerson) Whittington; married 27 Nov 1890 Emma Rachel Stine 26 Apr 1871 - 7 Aug 1938]

William Allen Whittington was born June 8, 1868, in West Virginia, and passed away August 22, 1948, at the age of 80. He came to Missouri at the age of 14 and had been a resident of Christian county since. He was married in 1890 to Emma Stine, who preceded him in death. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Lynn Ball of Ozark, four sons, Frank, Bert, Clarence and Ward, all of Ozark, 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Nixa Church of Christ. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Chaffin Funeral Chapel, conducted by Rev. Bonnie Ward. Burial was in Richwood cemetery, near his longtime farm home, under direction of Chaffin.

 

Whittington, William Edgar 11 Jan 1899 - 9 Jan 1971 CCR 14 Jan 1971 p8

[Note: Son of James Monroe & Mary Alice (Young) Whittington; married  Eula Fern Keithley  7 Jan 1902 - 10 Dec 1989]

William Edd Whittington, 71, Nixa, died at 8 p.m. Saturday  in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield following a lengthy illness. A retired carpenter and charter member of the First Baptist Church of Nixa, Mr. Whittington was a lifelong resident of Nixa. He is survived by his wife, Eula; two daughters, Mrs. Keithley Etta Asher, Nixa, and Mrs. Hazelene Payne, Springfield; one brother, Monroe Whittington of California; three sisters, Mrs. Agnes McCauley, Long Beach, Calif., Mrs. Anna Atterberry, Springfield, and Mrs. Austa Fitzpatrick, Nixa; six grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Nixa First Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Bandy officiating. Burial was in Richwood Cemetery under direction of Adams.

 

Whitwell, Robert A. 21 Feb 1915 - 25 Jul 1988 OH 4 Aug 1988

[Note: married 23 Aug 1950 Zetta V. Harness 26 Feb 1934 - 29 Nov 2002]

Robert A. Whitwell, 73, of Sparta, died at 10:42 pm July 25 at Springfield Community Hospital. Services for Mr. Whitwell were held Friday, July 29, at the Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. James L. Cockcroft officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery. A Former Union carpenter foreman, Mr. Whitwell was a retired machinist who had been employed by the Crescent Precision Company of Tulsa for eight years. A member of the Primitive Baptist Church in Pine, Mo, Mr. Whitwell was a Missouri native. After residing for a time in Oklahoma, he returned to Sparta to retire in 1979. He is survived by his wife, Zetta; a daughter, Delilah Beese, Sparta; and by a son and daughter-in-law, Robert Dwade and Deborah Whitwell, Sparta.

 

Whitwell, Zetta V. (Harness) 26 Feb 1934 - 29 Nov 2002

[Note: Daughter of Ulysses & Trudy (Horton) Harness; married 23 Aug 1950 Robert A. Whitwell 21 Feb 1915 - 25 Jul 1988]

Zetta V. Whitwell, 68, Sparta, Mo., died Nov. 29, 2002, in her home. She was born Feb. 26, 1934, in Marshall, Ark., the daughter of Ulysses and Trudy (Horton) Harness. On Aug. 23, 1950, she was united in marriage to Robert A. Whitwell in Pawhuska, Okla. Whitwell was a retired nurse’s aide who cared for others and was a constant supporter for her family and friends. Her laughter and sense of humor lifted spirits and inspired others to find humor in every situation. Whitwell was a member of the Lost Cherokee Indian Tribe of Arkansas and Missouri and was especially proud of her Native American heritage as well as her Cherokee and Choctaw ancestors. She loved young children and enjoyed sharing beliefs and legends about her tribe. She was preceded in death by her husband; her father; three nephews; and one niece. Whitwell is survived by her daughter Delilah Beese, her son Wade Whitewell and wife Debbie, Sparta; her mother Trudy Harness, Cleveland, Okla., one sister Betty McCarty and husband Don, Sparta; five brothers, Leamon Harness and wife Helen, Harriett, Ark., Alvin Harness and wife Dolly, Jennings, Okla., Donnie Harness and wife Kathy, Cleveland, Okla., two precious granddaughters, Sylina and Sofya Whitwell, Sparta; several nieces, nephews, other family members and caring friends.

 

Whitworth, Ada (Cope) 1 Jun 1903 - 21 Jul 1997

[Note: Daughter of Alonzo & Cora (Claxton) Cope; married W. O. Whitworth]

Ada Cope Whitworth, 94 Rogersville, Mo., went to rest Monday, July 21, 1997.  She was born June 1, 1903, in Grove Springs, Mo., the daughter of Cora (Claxton) Cope and Alonzo Cope.  She was employed at Springfield Baptist Hospital for many years.  In 1941 she moved with her husband to California.  She was employed at the shipyards fulfilling contracts for the Department of Defense during World War II.  She retired and lived in Los Angeles, Calif., until 1994 when she returned to live in Rogersville with her niece, Norma Jean Goddard Moore, who loved her dearly and will miss her very much.    She was preceded in death by her husband, W. O. Whitworth: her parents: and all of her siblings, Henry, Edward, Harve, Hosea, and Raymond Cope, Della Simple, Dora Little, and Grace Goddard. She is survived by many nieces and nephews.    Graveside funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 24, 1997, in Richwood Cemetery, west of Ozark. Friends may call at their convenience today in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.  Contributed by Andrea, her great-niece.

 

Whitworth, Myrtle 1924 - Jan 2012 SN-L 18 Jan 2012

            Myrtle Whitworth, 87, Ozark. Arrangements: Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava.


Whitworth, Rick L. 26 May 1957 - 4 Jan 2010 SN-L 6 Jan 2010

[Note: Son of Floyd L. & W. Jean (Trotter) Whitworth]

Rick L. Whitworth, age 52, of Springfield, Mo., went to be with his mother and Heavenly Father on Monday, January 4, 2010 after a long battle with cancer. He was born May 26, 1957, in Springfield, Mo., to Floyd L. and W. Jean (Trotter) Whitworth. Rick enjoyed weight lifting, sports of all kinds, his trucking company and cattle ranch. His mother, Jean Whitworth preceded him in death. He is survived by his father, Floyd L. Whitworth of Sparta; one brother, Ron L. Whitworth of Lampe; niece, Kelli J. Whitworth; and nephew, Austin L. Whitworth, both of Springfield. A private service will be held in the family mausoleum in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The guests of honor at Rick's service will be Chris Keohane, David Nevill, Mark Lightner, Don Williams, Mark Wilhoit, Randy Richards and Robert Davidson. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Whobrey, Annabelle (Scott) 3 Jul 1916 - ? CCH-N 28 Jun 2006

[Note: story uses her maiden name and has typo for actual surname, but the actual correct name is Annabelle (Scott) Whobrey]

Scott to celebrate 90th Birthday July 3

            Annabelle Scott Whobrey will celebrate her 90th birthday July 3, 2006. A celebration is planned for July 2 from 2-4 p.m. at the Center Point Church of Christ in Rogersville. No gifts please - monetary gifts may be sent to Fair Have Children’s Home in Strafford. During her exceptional life, she has uplifted hundreds of people with her stories and cards. Now it’s our turn to return the kindness she had modeled. In past years, Scott has written for the Headliner News, Springfield Magazine, Ozark Mountaineer and many other publications.


Whobrey, Elbert M. “Bert” 19 Aug 1910 - 7 Apr 1995  CCH-N 12 Apr 1995

[Note: Son of Cicero M. & Elizabeth (Willis) Whobrey; married 1936 Annabelle Scott]

Bert Whobrey, 84, Rogersville, died at 6:35 p.m. Friday in St. John's Regional Health Center, of bone cancer. Bert was born Aug. 19, 1910, in Rumsey, Ky., the son of C.M. and Elizabeth Willis Whobrey. In 1936 he was married to Annabelle Scott. He was a farmer in the Greene and Christian County area of Rogersville and was a longtime faithful member of the Center Point Church of Christ, Rogersville. Survivors include his wife, Annabelle; one daughter, Beverly Bonner and her husband Jim; two sons, Dwayne Whobrey and his wife Carolyn, and Gary Whobrey and his wife Linda, all of Rogersville; one brother, Charles Whobrey and his wife Dorothy, Ozark; one sister, Elenore Martin, Warrensburg; five grandchildren, Allen Whobrey and his wife Pam, Tim Whobrey and Nikki Whobrey, all of Rogersville, Cindy Mengel and her husband, Greg, St. Joseph, Kelly Ritter and her husband Doug, Cassville; four great-grandchildren, Heather and Kyle Whobrey, Andrea and Christopher Mengel; seven step grandchildren, Jim Keller, Rochester, Minn., Bob Keller, Mt. Vernon, Ill., Larry Keller, Highpoint, N. C., Janice Lee, Nevada, Joanne Keller, Springfield, Tim Bonner, Reeds Spring, and Kim Bonner, Fordland. Memorial graveside service was Monday, April 10, in Fulton Cemetery, Rogersville, with Brad Smith and John Lee officiating, under the direction of Harris, a Cassity-Heritage Funeral Home, Ozark. The body has been cremated. Memorial donations may be made to Fair Haven Children's Home, 3132 N. Fair Haven Loop, Strafford, Mo. 65757.

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