Whobrey, Charles, d. 1999 - Wildey, Robert Freeman, d. 2003

 

Whobrey, Charles E. 29 Aug 1914 - 18 Jun 1999  CCH-N 23 Jun 1999

[Note: Son of Cicero M. & Elizabeth (Willis) Whobrey; married Dorothy Fulton 2 Apr 1918 - 31 Jan 2009]

Charles E. Whobrey, age 84, of Ozark, died Friday, June 18, 1999 in Primrose Place health Care Center. He was born August 29, 1914 in Rumsey, Kentucky and was the son of Cicero and Elizabeth (Willis) Whobrey. On December 24, 1939 he and Dorothy Fulton were married. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Whobrey retired from Lily Tulip as a security guard. he had also been employed by the Greene County Sheriff's Department and had been a farmer. Survivors include: his wife, Dorothy; a daughter, Nancy Short and her husband Phil, Sparta; two grandchildren and their spouses, Kevin and Natalie Short, and Sherri and Keith Gimlin; four great-grandchildren, Brandi Case, Collin Gimlin, Riley and Cooper Short; a sister, Eleanor Martin, Warrensburg; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Bert and Edward Whobrey. Funeral services was at 2 p.m. Monday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Troy Rhoden and Rev. Jim Jeffries officiating. Burial was in Fulton Cemetery.

 

Whobrey, Cicero M. 20 Sep 1881 - 24 Oct 1955    CCR 27 Oct 1955 p5

[Note: Son of Millard & ? ( ) Whobrey; married Elizabeth Willis]

Cicero M. Whobrey, 74 of Route 2, Rogersville, died at 8 a.m. Monday at St. John’s Hospital where he had been a patient for nine days. He was father of Greene County deputy sheriff Charles Whobrey. A member of the Center Point Church of Christ, Mr. Whobrey had been a farmer. Survivors include two other sons, Edward of Poplar Bluff and Bert of Route 2, Rogersville; a daughter of Mrs. Leslie Martin of Route 1, Ash Grove; a brother Charley of St. Joseph, Ky and five grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the Center Point Church of Christ near Rogersville. Burial was in Fulton Cemetery under direction of Chaffin of Ozark.

[Note: Mortuary record says he was buried in Sparta IOOF Cemetery]

 

Whobrey, Dorothy (Fulton) 2 Apr 1918 - 31 Jan 2009 SN-L 1 Feb 2009 & CCH-N 4 Feb 2009

[Note: Daughter of Robert Harrison & Lena L. (Chaffin) Fulton; married 24 Dec 1939 Charles Whobrey 29 Aug 1914 - 18 Jun 1999]

Dorothy Whobrey, age 90, passed away Saturday, January 31, 2009, in Ozark Riverview Manor. She was born April 2, 1918, to Harrison and Lena Fulton, and lived in the Rogersville and Ozark communities most of her life. On December 24, 1939, she married Charles Whobrey, who preceded her in death on June 18, 1999. Dorothy retired from teaching in 1975, from the Springfield School system. She had taught school for 31 years. Dorothy was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ozark. Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Short and husband, Phil; granddaughter, Sherri Gimlin and husband, Keith; grandson, Kevin Short and wife, Natalie; great-grandchildren, Brandi Case, Collin Gimlin, and Riley, Cooper and Macy Short; sister Kathleen Ellis; sister-in-law Annabelle Whobrey; and several nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Lynniel and Gene Fulton; and a sister, Mildred Lane. The family would like to thank the staff of Riverview Residential Place and Ozark Riverview Manor for the loving care given to Dorothy. They would also like to thank Season's Hospice for their love and support during the past few weeks. Memorial contributions may be made to Operation Half Pint, First Baptist Church Building Fund, or Season's Hospice. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, February 2, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 3, in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Fulton Cemetery.

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Whobrey, Dorothy (Fulton) 2 Apr 1918 - 31 Jan 2009 SN-L 1 Feb 2009

Dorothy Whobrey, age 90, of Ozark, passed away on Saturday. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, in the funeral home.

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Whobrey, Dorothy (Fulton)             2 Apr 1918 - 31 Jan 2009 CCH-N 11 Feb 2009

Thank you

            We want to thank each and everyone of our friends and relatives for their prayers, visits, food, flowers and cards during the loss of our loved one -- The family of Dorothy Whobrey.


Whobrey, Edward H. 29 Aug 1908 - 27 Jul 1979  OH 2 Aug 1979 p10

[Note: Son of Cicero M. & Elizabeth (Willis) Whobrey; married Edna I. 26 Oct 1907 - May 1990]

Services for Edward H. Whobrey, 70, Ozark, were held last Sunday in Harris Chapel with the Rev. L. E. Reynolds officiating. Burial was in Fulton Cemetery near Rogersville. Mr. Whobrey died July 27 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, after a long illness. Mr. Whobrey, a Kentucky native, lived most of his live in Poplar Bluff, moving to Ozark in 1976/ He was a retired department store salesman, working for Stovall for 31 years. He was a World War II veteran, a member of the American Legion and a member of Ozark United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Edna I.; two brothers, Bert and Charles, both of Rogersville; and a sister, Mrs. Elenora Martin, Knob Knoster.

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Whobrey, Edward H. 29 Aug 1908 - 27 Jul 1979  OH 9 Aug 1979 p10

It is impossible to thank each of you personally that helped during the illness and death of my brother, Ed. However, a special thanks to the folks at Harris Funeral Home; the minister and many members of the Ozark Methodist Church were especially thoughtful. Bert Whobrey

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Whobrey, Edward H. 29 Aug 1908 - 27 Jul 1979  OH 9 Aug 1979 p10

I want to thank those who were so helpful during the recent illness and death of my husband, Ed. Especially the neighbors who brought food and flowers, the Harris funeral home and many acts of kindness of many members of the United Methodist Church. A special thank you to Bro. Reynolds.  Edna Whobrey

 

Wickens, Stephen Terrill 2 Sept 1943 - 22 Feb 2002 CCN-J 5 Mar 2002

[Note: Son of Melvin Barnum & Mary Margaret (Utterback) Wickens; married 15 Oct 1983 Kate]

Stephen Terrill Wickens, 58, Billings, died at 6:45 a.m. Friday, February 22, 2002, at his home, following a long battle with cancer. He was born September 2, 1943, in Hannibal, Mo. to Melvin Barnum and Mary Margaret (Utterback) Wickens. Steve graduated from Hannibal High School in 1961. He cherished and maintained many long-term friendships with his classmates. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1961 to 1965 and was stationed at Truax Field in Madison, Wisconsin during the Vietnam War. He participated in the presentation of honors for many of his comrades. He was a member of the American Legion Post #676. He was self-employed as a claims adjuster, traveling to many areas of Missouri and elsewhere. Steve loved to fish and was an enthusiast of exotic and foreign cars. He had a knack for repairing anything from motors to electronics. He was a member of the Gate of the Temple and the Abou Ben Adhem Shrine in Springfield. Steve cared deeply for his family and was loyal to all of his friends. He had a great personality and it was always said, he never met a stranger. He is survived by his loving wife, Kate, who were united in marriage October 15, 1983, in Evansville, Wisconsin. He was preceded in death by his father and a niece, Lauren Wickens. He is also survived by his mother, Mary Margaret Wickens, Kansas City, Mo.; two brothers, Paul Wickens and his wife, Lisa, Kansas City, Mo. and Michael Wickens and his wife DeAnne, Hannibal, Mo.; nieces, Laura Flannigan and her husband Shannon, Bellaire, Fla., Sarah Wickens, Kansas City, Mo., Jennifer Wickens, Minneapolis, Minn. And Ginna Weixelman, Kansas City, Mo.; a grand-niece, Clare Flannigan, and a grand-nephew, Jack Flannigan, both of Bellaire, Fla. He is also survived by his Uncle Ernest Utterback and Aunt Edna Utterback, both of Hannibal, Mo.; and his Aunt Frances Ross, his godmother, New London, Mo. The family received friends from 1-2 p.m., Sunday, February 24, 2002, in Meadors Funeral Home, Billings. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 25, 2002, in St. Peter's UCC, Billings, with Pastor Doug Burwick officiating. Masonic Rites were given by Rev. Bill Moore. There was a visitation Tuesday, February 26, 2002, at 10:00 a.m. and funeral services at 11:00 a.m. at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal, with Father Mike: Quinn officiating. Burial with military honors followed in Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners’ Children's Hospital, in care of the funeral home.

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Wickens, Stephen Terrill 2 Sept 1943 - 22 Feb 2002 SN-L 25 Feb 2002

The family received friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, in Meadors Funeral Home, Billings. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. today, February 25, 2002, in St. Peter’s UCC, Billings, with Pastor Doug Burwick officiating. Masonic Rites will be given by Rev. Bill Moore. There will be a visitation, Tuesday, February 26, 2002, at 10 a.m. and funeral service at 11 a.m. in the James O’Donnell Funeral Home, Hannibal, with Father Mike Quinn officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow in Grand View Burial Park, Hannibal. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, in care of the funeral homes. Springfield News-Leader, February 25, 2002.

 

Wick, Richard Earl 29 Apr 1938 - 14 Mar 1993 OH 17 Mar 1993

[Note: Son of Lawrence John & Mary (Smith) Wick; married Martha]

Richard Earl Wick, 54, Chestnutridge, died Sunday, March 14, 1993. He was born April 29, 1938 at Pittsfield, Mass., the son of Lawrence and Mary Smith Wick. He had lived in the Chestnutridge area for seven years. He served his country in the U.S. Navy. Survivors include his wife, Martha; a daughter, Donna Cobb, and her husband, David. Sparta; two grandchildren, Jason Lee Robinson, and Ricky Clayton Robinson; a sister, Joan Marie Richardson, New Lebanon, N.Y.: a brother, Lawrence John Wick, Jr., Massachusetts; and his father, Lawrence John Wick, New Lebanon, N.Y. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 17, in Springfield National Cemetery with military honors. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Wickizer, Opal E. 30 Jul 1905 - 11 Sep 1989 NN-E 14 Sep 1989

[Note: married Melvyn Wickizer ? - 1985]

Opal E. Wickizer, 84, of Springfield, died at 10:05 a.m. Sept. 11 in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. Services were held Sept. 13 in South Street Christian Church with the Revs. David McKay and Jean Elmore officiating. Burial was in Maple Park Cemetery under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home South. Mrs. Wickizer was a lifelong resident of Greene County and the widow of Melvin Wickizer, who died in 1985. She was a longtime member of South Street Christian Church where she had been very active in the 50/50 Sunday School Class. Surviving are a son, Tom, and his wife, Freida, Ozark; two grandchildren, Shirley Harman and Mark Wickizer; and two great-grandchildren.

 

Wicklund, Janice Marie (Champ) Samons 23 Mar 1947 - 27 May 1986 OH 29 May 1986 p4

[Note: Daughter of Orvis & Millie ( ) Champ; married ? Samons; married ? Wicklund]

Services for Janice Marie Wicklund, 39, Nixa, will be held Thursday, May 29, at 2 p.m. in Harris Chapel, Nixa, with the Rev. Tommy Bilyeu officiating. Burial will follow in Glenn Cemetery, Nixa. Mrs. Wicklund died May 27 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, following a long illness. She was a member of Riverdale Baptist Church and a longtime Nixa resident, having graduated from Nixa High School in 1965. She moved to St. Louis in 1877, and moved back to Nixa  in March of this year. She was employed as a secretary for Balund Architect Co. Survivors include one daughter, Michelle Samons of the home; her parents, Orvis and Millie Champ, Nixa; and one sister, Patricia Champ, Springfield

 

Wicklund, Robert Edwin “Bob” 28 Jul 1920 - 16 Feb 2001  CCH-N 11 April 2001

[Note: Son of Tovio Ilmire & Ellen Josephine (Salanine) Wicklund; married 11 May 1946 Iona June Swope]

Robert Edwin "Bob" Wicklund, 80, Nixa, passed away Friday, Feb. 16, 2001 in Christian Health Care of Missouri, Nixa. He was born July 28, 1920 in San Pedro, Calif, the son of Tovio Ilmire and Ellen Josephine (Salanine) Wicklund. On May 11, 1946 he was united in marriage to Iona June (Swope) in Yuma, Ariz. A Pearl Harbor Survivor, Robert served his country during World War II as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army 369th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion. He retired from the telephone company where he was a repairman. He was preceded in death by his parents, and is survived by his wife June of the home; a son, James Robert Wicklund and wife Mary, Paradise, Calif; a daughter, Marilyn Candice Kopp and husband Ed, Fair Grove, Mo.; and a great-granddaughter, Amber Colleen Kopp, San Diego, Calif; numerous nieces, other relatives and many friends. Memorial services with full military honors were April 3 in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Cremation was under direction of Harris Funeral Home. Nixa.

 

Wicks, John K. 22 Aug 1832 - 21 May 1910 CCR 26 May 1910

[Note: married Margaret 4 Apr 1847 - 14 Jun 1926; tombstone gives 29 Aug 1834 DOB; MODC record not found]

J. K. Wicks, formerly Postmaster at Bluff, Mo. died at his home there last Saturday. Burial services were held at the Ozark City Cemetery at 4:30 Monday evening at 4:30 Monday evening; Br. Geo. W. Logan officiating. Grand army men of Ozark acting as pall bearers. Mr. Wicks was born in the State of New York August 22d, 1832 and died at Bluff, Mo. May 21, 1910; he was therefore 78 years, 8 months and 29 days old. Mr. Wicks was a Civil war veteran, having enlisted in Co. I, 3d N. Y., Vol. Inf. in 1861. The deceased leaves a widow and five children to mourn his departure, consisting of four daughters and one son. Two daughters reside [no more copied]

 

Widders, Carlyla 13 May 1951 - 26 Jul 1951  CCR 2 Aug 1951

[Note: Daughter of Carl A. & Ida L. (Inman) Widders]

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Cole, Ava Dean (Inman) 18 Aug 1934 - 26 Jul 1951 CCR 2 Aug 1951

[Note: Daughter of  Edgar & Marie (McConnell) Inman; married Don Cole]

Mrs. Avadeen Cole, 16, of Nixa was killed last Thursday morning near Stockton, KS, when the car she was driving struck a bridge abutment. Also killed was her two-months old niece, Carlyla Widders, daughter of her sister who was in the car with Mrs. Cole. The baby’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Widders of Springfield were hospitalized at Hays, KS. A reconstruction of the crash by the highway patrol indicated that Mrs. Cole had taken the wheel in the early morning after her brother-in-law, who had been discharged from the service and was being returned home from Washington, D.C., had driven all night. The party had an early morning breakfast. Mr. Widders got into the back seat for a catchup sleep, and Mrs. Cole had been driving about 15 minutes when the accident occurred. She was proceeding at moderate speed and the theory was that she was blinded by the early sunlight and did not see the abutment. Bodies of the two victims were returned by plane to Springfield, where funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. Roscoe Harding, pastor of Riverdale Baptist church, officiating. Burial was made in the McConnell cemetery near Nixa. In addition to her sister, Mrs. Cole is survived by her husband, Don, serving in the Navy. She and Mrs. Widders are the cousins of County Treasurer Russell McConnell.

 

Widders, Ila L. (Inman) 19 Jan 1924 - 22 May 1985 OH 20 May 1985 p2

[Note: Daughter of Edgar & Marie (McConnell) Inman; married Carl A. Widders 21 Aug 1922 - 2 May 1998]

Services for Ila Widders, 61, Independence, were held May 25 in Harris Chapel, Nixa, with the Rev. Joseph M. Fahl officiating. Burial was in McConnell Memorial Cemetery near Nixa. Mrs. Widders died May 22 in Research Medical Center, Kansas City, after a long illness. A native of Nixa, Mrs. Widders had lived in Independence since 1954. Survivors include her husband, Carl A.; two daughters, Ilana Widders-Wilhelmsen, Independence and Andyla Widders-Hollman, Overland Park, Kans.; two brothers, Nolan, Inman, Nixa, and Glen Inman, Springfield, and two granddaughters.

 

Wieck, Anna (Miekley) 28 Jan 1874 - 7 Dec 1957       CCR 12 Dec 1957 p5

[Note: Daughter of William & Clara (Rienecke) Miekley; married August Frederick Wieck 26 Jul 1872 - 24 May 1953]

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Wieck , 83, a lifelong resident of the Billings community who died December 7 in a Springfield nursing home were held December 10 at 2:00 p.m. in the Harris Funeral Chapel at Billings with Rev. Harry O. Hein officiating. Burial was in St. Peter’s Evangelical Cemetery in Billings.  Survivors include three sons, William F. Wiech of Iowa City, Iowa, Fred C. Wieck of Billings and Chris H. Wieck of Whittier, Calif.; two daughters, Miss Minnie Wieck of San Francisco, Calif., and Mrs. Emma Schatz of Billings; five grandchildren, four brothers, William, Chris, Gus and Otto Miekley, all of Billings; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Bessley of Billings and Mrs. Charles Baum of Springfield.

 

Wieck, Arthur Otto 22 Nov 1917 - 23 Dec 2011 SN-L 25 Dec 2011

[Note: Son of Otto & Amelia ( ) Wieck; married 1951 Olive Etta Doss]

            Arthur Otto Wieck, 95, Billings. Arrangements: Meadors Funeral Home, Republic.

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Wieck, Arthur Otto 22 Nov 1917 - 23 Dec 2011 MeadorsFH

            Mr. Arthur Otto Wieck, 94, was born Nov. 22, 1917 in the family farm house and passed away Dec. 23, 2011 in the same house. With the exception of time spent in the U. S. Army, he spent his entire life on this farm where he raised beef and dairy cattle. He was a member of the former National Farmers Association. Arthur was an avid goose hunter and traveled all over the United States and Canada, any where a goose could be found. He passed this “goose hunting fever” on to his children and grandchildren. His parents, Otto and Amelia Wieck; two step-daughters, Pat Herrell and Bev Looney; a granddaughter, Celeste Dean; and a sister, Louise Bluebaum, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Olive Etta (Doss) Wieck; two grandchildren, Donald Harrell, Billings and Crystal; Gramm, Springfield; eight great grandchildren, Kelly Clayton, Quintin Harrell, Perry Harrell, Bridget Lumis, Danielle Harrell, Donald Harrell II, Tara Dean and Kayla Dean; and a sister, Lucille Shaver, LaPorte, Indiana; and other relatives and friends. According to Arthur’s, wishes, his body will be cremated. No services are planned.

 

Wieck, August Frederick 26 Jul 1872 - 24 May 1953  CCR 28 May 1953 p1

[Note: married Anna Miekley 28 Jan 1874 - 7 Dec 1957]

August Frederick Wieck, 80-year old Christian County farmer, died at 8 p.m. Sunday at his home, a half-mile southeast of Billings. Mr. Wieck, who was born in Germany and who came to the United States when he was six years old, lived in the Billings community most of his life. He was a member of the St. Peter’s Evangelical Church.  Mr. Wieck is survived by his wife, Anna of the home; three sons, William F., Iowa City, Ia; Fred C., Billings and Chris H., Whittier, Calif.; two daughters, Miss Minnie Wieck, Los Angeles and Mrs. Emma Schatz, Billings; a brother, Otto, Billings; three sisters, Mrs. William Tiede, Billings; Mrs. August Kemmling, Springfield, and Mrs. Arthur Zieroth, Springfield and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Harris Chapel with the Rev. Karl Bauer of Kansas City and the Rev. Charles Burger of Pierce City officiating. Burial was in St. Peter’s Evangelical Cemetery with the following pallbearers: Raymond Miekley, Alfred Miekley, Howard Miekley, Arthur Wieck, Paul Bluebaum, Bernard Drier.

 

Wieck, Chris H. 16 Aug 1908 - 1 Mar 1980 OH 6 Mar 1980 p11

[Note: Son of August Frederick & Anna (Miekley) Wieck; married Esther]

Services for Chris H. Wieck, 71, Whittier, Calif., a former Billings resident, were held Tuesday in Whittier. Mr. Wieck died Saturday at his home in Whittier after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Esther; a daughter, Mrs. Nancy Morris, Whittier; two sons, Robert, Diamond Bar, Calif. and William, Oakland, Calif.; a brother, Fred, Billings; a sister, Minnie Wieck, San Francisco and six grandchildren.

 

Wieck, Emilie Pauline (Kruger) 1880 - 24 Aug 1958 CCR 11 Sep 1958 p8

[Note: Daughter of  William & Friederike Willimine (Achterberg) Kruger]

Funeral services for Mrs. Emilie Pauline Wieck, 78, who died August 24 in a Springfield Rest Home, were held Aug 27 at 10:00 a.m. in the Harris Funeral Home at Billings, with Rev. Harry O. Hein officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Springfield, under direction of Harris. She was a lifelong resident of Billings and a member of St. Peter’s Evangelical Church there. Survivors include one son, Arthur Wieck of Billings; two daughters, Mrs. Louise Bluebaum of Billings and Mrs. Lucille Shaver of LaPorte, Ind; two grandsons, two brothers, Robert Kruger of Billings and William Kruger of Springfield; one half-sister, Mrs. Bertha Manley of Springfield; one half-brother, Arthur Zieroth of Springfield.

 

Wieck, Fred C. 5 Sep 1903 - 7 Oct 1988 OH 13 Oct 1988

[Note: Son of August Frederick & Anna (Miekley) Wieck; married Hilda M. Schuch 3 Sep 1905 - 9 Feb 1986]

Fred C. Wieck, 85, of Billings, died Oct 7 at the Ozarks Methodist Manor Nursing Home, Marionville, following a long illness. Services for Mr. Wieck were held Oct 9 at St. Peter’s United church of Christ, with the Rev. James Schultz officiating. Burial was Oct 10 in Greenlawn Cemetery, Springfield, under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Billings. A retired farmer, Mr. Wieck was a member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ. His survivors include a son, Jim, of Dallas, TX; three granddaughters, Andrea, Allison, and Jennifer, all of Pleasant Hill; and a sister-in-law, Hester Wieck, of Whittier, CA.

 

Wieck, Hilda M. (Schuch) 3 Sep 1905 - 9 Feb 1986 OH 13 Feb 1986 pB9

[Note: Daughter of Walter F. & Louise (Wagoner) Schuch; married 12 Oct 1932 CCM Fred C. Wieck 5 Sep 1903 - 7 Oct 1988]

Services for Hilda M. Wieck, 80, Billings, were held Feb. 11 in St. Peter’s United Church of Christ with the Revs. James Schultz and Raymond Schultz officiating, Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Springfield, under the direction of Meadors Funeral home. Mrs. Wieck died Feb. 9 in her home following a long illness. She was a member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, St. Peter’s Guild and the Billings Extension Club. Survivors include her husband, Fred; a son, Jim, Dallas, Texas; one sister, Lydia Miekeley, Clever; and five grandchildren.

 

Wieck, William F. 3 Nov 1899 - 15 Nov 1979 OH 22 Nov 1979 p2

[Note: Son of August F. & Anna (Miekeley) Wieck; married 1 Apr 1932 Ethel F. Lipps]

Services for W. F. Wieck, 78, Iowa City, Iowa were held Saturday in Iowa City. Mr. Wieck died Nov. 15 in Iowa City after a long illness. He was a former resident of Springfield and Billings., Survivors include two brothers, Fred, Billings and Chris, Whittier, Calif.; and a sister, Miss Minnie Wieck, San Francisco, Calif.

 

Wiest, Leslie Dale, Sr. 29 Aug 1932 - 11 Jul 2007 SN-L 13 Jul 2007

[Note: married Omah Jean; married Judy who m/1 a Howell]

Leslie Dale Wiest Sr. Born Aug. 29, 1932 Died July 11, 2007 Mr. Wiest was a Past Worshipful Master Mason and current member of Gate of the Temple Lodge #422, U.S. Air Force veteran who served in the Korean War, and Shriner. He was preceded in death by first wife Omah Jean Wiest, the mother of his children. He is survived by his second wife, Judy Howell Wiest. Additional survivors include two sisters, Wanda Tonneson and Norma Greenlee, both of St. Louis; children Cathy Patton and husband Monty, St. Charles, Les Wiest Jr. and wife Terri, Kimberling City, Pat Veach and husband Bob, Nixa, Mike Wiest and Missy, O'Fallon, Tammy Peebles and husband Mark, Nixa, and Sandi Bybee and husband Scott, Ozark; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two stepchildren, Steve Howell and wife Mindy, Springfield, and Sheri Williams, Springfield; three step grandchildren; and lots of friends. Memorial services are 3 p.m. Saturday in Greenlawn Funeral Home South. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Wiggins, Chesley A. 21 Aug 1912 - 8 May 1986 OH 15 May 1986 p4

[Note: Son of Henry L. & Minnie B. (Wimmer) Wiggins; married 4 Dec 1934 Lorene Huff]

Services for Chesley A. Wiggins, 73, Springfield, were held May 10 in Klingner Chapel with the Rev,. Earl Joplin officiating. Burial was in Eastlawn Cemetery. Mr. Wiggins died May 8 in Hillhaven Convalescent Center, Springfield, following a lengthy [no end of sentence] Survivors include his wife, Lorene; two sons, Nyle R. Wiggins, Lawrence, Kan. and Chesley Wiggins, Jr., Springfield; one daughter, Loretta K. Garner, Mount Vernon; two sisters, Leta Tindle and Mabel Hilton, both of Ozark; 13 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

 

Wiggins, George W. 28 Feb 1898 - 24 Oct 1974 OH 31 Oct 1974 p8

[Note: Son of Henry L. & Mary F. (Chaffin) Wiggins; married Lucy Vance Davidson 8 Jul 1898 - 30 Jan 1999]

SPARTA - George Wiggins, 76, of Route 1, Sparta, died at 6:30 a.m. Thursday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield after a long illness. Mr. Wiggins, a retired farmer, was a lifelong resident of Sparta. Surviving are his wife, Lucy; a son Kenneth of Route 1, Sparta; a half-brother, Chesley Wiggins, Springfield; four half-sisters, Mrs. Leta Tinsley and Mrs. Mable Hilton, both of Ozark, Mrs. Ila Edwards, Springfield, and Mrs. Oma Abney, Modesto, Calif.; four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Harris Chapel, Ozark with the Rev. Gary Phillips officiating. Burial was in the Linden Cemetery.

 

Wiggins, Jimmie Ray 25 Dec 1934 - 14 May 2009 SN-L 17 May 2009 & CCH-N 20 May 2009

[Note: Son of Jim & Mary (Boyd) Wiggins; married 19 Jul 1958 Jo Dene Potts]

Jimmie Ray Wiggins, 74, of Nixa, was called home on May 14, 2009. Mr. Wiggins was born on December 25, 1934, in Van Buren, Arkansas, the son of Jim and Mary (Boyd) Wiggins. On July 19, 1958, he and Jo Dene (Potts) were united in marriage. Mr. Wiggins worked as a pipeline welder for most of his life. After retiring from the pipeline, he and his son, Jerry, owned and operated a steel erection business until his health forced him to retire. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially the deep sea fishing expeditions to Florida with his sons. For 24 years, he was member of the Kimberling Church of Christ, serving as an elder for some years. In 2005, he and his wife, Jo, moved to Nixa to worship with Union Hill Church of Christ. The family he leaves behind include his wife of 50 years, Jo; six children, Ron Wiggins and wife, Sheree, Galena, Deborah Fitch, Nixa, Pam Richardson and husband, Rich, Cheney, Kan., Bryan Wiggins and wife, Nancy, Albuquerque, N.M., Jerry Wiggins and wife, Lisa, Highlandville, Mo., and Terry Wiggins and wife, Kay, Columbus, Ga.; 12 grandchildren, Rex, Mike, Leigh, Chris, Jeremy, Tiffany, Ronnie, Lindsay, Brent, Amanda, Cortney and Mitch; nine great-grandchildren, Anita, Dalton, Tannor, Hailey, Ian, Berkley, Madison, Colby and Gunter; two sisters, Delores Gully, Tulsa, Okla., and Joann Benight, Claremore, Okla.; and a brother, Eddie Wiggins, Tulsa, Okla. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, in Union Hill Church of Christ, under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Chaplain Steve Martin officiating. Burial will follow in McConnell-Bledsoe Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, immediately before the service, in the church. Memorial donations may be made to Community Hospices of America, 1465 E. Primrose, Springfield, MO 65804.

 

Wiggins, Lucy Vance (Davidson) 8 Jul 1898 - 30 Jan 1999  CCH-N 10 Feb 1999

[Note: Daughter of Marshall Blair and Stacy Caroline (Stone) Davidson; married George W. Wiggins 28 Feb 1898 - Oct 1974]

Lucy Vance Wiggins, age 100, of Sparta, died Saturday, January 30 in Ozark Riverview Manor. She was born July 8, 1898 to Marshal and Stacy (Stone) Davidson. She was saved and baptized at an early age and joined the Christian Church. On Sept. 10, 1925 she married George Wiggins. To this union a son, Kenneth, was born. Survivors include: a son, Kenneth Wiggins and his wife, Lenora, Sparta; four grandchildren and their spouses, James and Barbara Wiggins, Sparta, Faye and Gary Ballard, Fordland, Cathy and Wendell Stutesmun, Highlandville, and Joe and Mary Wiggins, Walnut Grove; seven great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by: her husband, George; her parents; two sister; two brothers; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 2, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Ben Brown officiating. Burial was in Linden Cemetery.

 

Wigington, Ben H. 24 Jun 1901 -  July 1983 OH 4 Aug 1983 p5

[Note: married Ona L. Blevins 27 Aug 1913 - 9 Jul 2001]

Burial services were held July 28 for Ben H, Wigington, Wichita, Kansas. His wife was the former Ona Blevins, Ozark. Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Thomas, Wichita; two sons, Jerry, Wichita, and Ben, Jr., Texas; and three brothers, Doc, Vance and Floyd. Also surviving is a sister-in-law Ole Hannah, Ozark.

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Wichita Funeral - Mr. and Mrs. Rick Hannah, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Hannah, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Gray, Mr. and Mrs. Garry Glossip, Larry Hannah and Bill Blevins, all of Ozark, traveled to Wichita, Kansas, last week for the funeral of H,. Wigington on July 26.

 

Wigton, Avery Paige 29 Jan 2007 - 29 Jan 2007 CCH-N 31 Jan 2007

[Note: Daughter of John & Amelia (Beaman) Wigton]

Avery Paige Wigton died shortly after birth Jan. 29 at Cox Hospital South in Springfield. She was the daughter of John and Amelia Wigton, Sparta. She is survived by her parents; two brothers, Zane and Gage; and her grandparents, William and Denise Beaman, Kansas City, and Wanda Wigton, Sparta.  She was preceded in death by her grandfather, John Wigton. The family is planning for a private memorial service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the March of Dimes, 2200 E. Sunshine St., Suite 122, Commerce Terrace Office Building, Springfield in Avery's name would be appreciated. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2007

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Wigton, Avery Paige    29 Jan 2007 - 29 Jan 2007  CCH-N 30 Jan 2008
In Memory
Avery Paige Wigton, Daughter of John and Amelia, Baby Sister of Zane and Gage
A year has passed and not a day has gone that we haven’t thought of you. We never imagined that someone with such a little time could have such a big impact on our hearts and lives. You will always be our baby girl. We love you.

 

Wigton, Kathryn (Forbes) 16 Nov 1919 - 23 Jun 2007 SN-L 26 Jun 2007 & CCH-N 28 Jun 2007

[Note: Daughter of James & Mary (Dearduff) Forbes; married Roy Wigton]

Kathryn Wigton, 87, Ozark, passed away Saturday, June 23, 2007, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. She was born November 16, 1919, in Crocker, Missouri the daughter of James and Mary (Dearduff) Forbes. Kathryn was united in marriage to Roy Wigton in Kansas City, Missouri, and to this union one son, Tom, was born. Kathryn enjoyed her position as secretary at MSU Book Store until her retirement. She also experienced pleasure being a military officer's wife until the passing of her husband, Roy, in 1964. In addition to being preceded in death by her husband, Kathryn was also preceded in death by her parents, five brothers, and two sisters. Kathryn is lovingly survived by her son, Tom Wigton and wife Mary and one granddaughter, Lori Wigton, all of Oldfield, Missouri. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 28, 2007, in Springfield National Cemetery, where Kathryn will be laid to rest with her husband. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2007, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Wilbanks, Jeffrey Allen 29 Jul 1968 - 14 Mar 1985 OH 21 Mar 1985 p1

[Note: Son of Paul & Joyce (Hopkins) Wilbanks]

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Montgomery, Ward 1929 - 14 Mar 1985 OH 21 Mar 1985 p1

[Note: Son of Thomas S. & Lona Alta (Watts) Montgomery; no legible tombstone in Christian County; no SSDI found]

Two Suicides In County Last Week

Two unrelated suicides occurred possibly within minutes of each other March 14 in Christian County. At approximately 7 p.m., Ward Montgomery 55 Highlandville, and Jeffrey Wilbanks, 16, of Billings, ended their lives. Montgomery died of asphyxiation after attaching one end of a hose to the exhaust pipe of his car and pulling the other end of the hose through the window of his car. He was found later in the evening by a neighbor. Wilbanks, a junior at Billings High School, died after shooting himself in the chest with a 20-gauge shotgun. His father heard the shot and found his son’s body. The youth had shown signs of despondency earlier in the day, according to Danny Clinton of the sheriff’s department.

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Wilbanks, Jeffrey Allen 29 Jul 1968 - 14 Mar 1985 OH 21 Mar 1985 p13

Memorial services for Jeffrey A. Wilbanks, 16, BIllings, were held March 16 in Meadors Chapel with the Rev. Faye White officiating. The body was cremated. The youth died March 14 as the result of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. A junior at Billings High School, he attended Billings Full Gospel Church. Survivors include his parents, Paul and Joyce Wilbanks; a brothers, Brian, of the home; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Hopkins, Springfield; and his paternal grandfather, Willard F., Cassville.

 

Wilbanks, Marion 1933 - 10 Dec 1981  OH 17 Dec 1981 p8

[Note: Son of Willard F. & ? ( ) Wilbanks; no SSDI found]

Graveside services for Mrs. Marion Wilbanks, 48, Cassville, were held Dec. 12 in Seligman, Cemetery with Carl Stoops officiating. Burial was under the direction of Williamson. Mr. Wilbanks died Dec. 10 in Rogers, Ark, after a long illness. Survivors include his father, Willard F., Cassville; three brothers, Floyd, Cassville, Orval, Washburn and Paul, Billings; and three sisters, Mrs. Helen Pryor, Versailles, Mrs. Alice Crim, Washburn and Mrs. Anna Roth Frazier, Cassville.

 

Wilcox, Clark 15 Oct 1917 - 31 Oct 1993 OH 17 Nov 1993

[Note: Son of Walter D. & Mamie Fionnu (Johnson) Wilcox; married Viola]

Clark Wilcox died Oct. 31, 1993 in Temecula, Calif. He was born Oct. 15, 1917 in Nixa and is survived by an identical twin brother, Clay Wilcox, and his wife, Mary E., Nixa, and special nephew and niece, Larry Wilcox and Joretta Wilcox Twitty; his wife, Viola; a daughter, Benita Collins, Cordell, Okla.; a stepson and wife, Randy and Kathy Voyles, Yuciapa, Calif.; stepdaughter Rhonda and Robert Vaughan, Temecula; and seven grandchildren; brothers Donald Wilcox and Ray Wilcox, of the Nixa area; four sisters, Mamie Marley and Thelma O’Neil, Nixa, and Goldie Shipman and Louise Melton, Springfield. He is also survived by sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and many friends. Memorial services and burial were at Bellevue Mausoleum, Ontario, Calif.

 

Wilcox, Clay 15 Oct 1917 - 5 May 2001

[Note: Son of Walter D. & Mamie Fionnu (Johnson) Wilcox; married 21 Dec 1940 Mary Etta Hunt]

Clay Wilcox, age 83, of Nixa, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2001, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield.  He was born October 15, 1917, in Nixa, the son of Walter and Fionnou (Johnson) Wilcox.  On December 21, 1940, he and Mary Etta Hunt were married.  Mr. Wilcox served as a mail carrier and businessman in Nixa for 40 years before retirement.  He continued to farm until the time of his death.  He was an avid fisherman and was active in Nixa Sucker Days.  Mr. Wilcox was a member of Clever United Methodist Church.  Preceding him in death were four sisters and their spouses, Genevieve and Ralph Rainey, Ruby and John Marley, Mamie and Bill Marley and Thelma and Guy O’Neil; a brother, Roy Wilcox; his identical twin brother, Clark Wilcox; and a brother-in-law, Joseph Melton.  Survivors include his wife, Mary Etta; two children, Larry Wilcox and his wife, Brenda, Kimberling City, and Joretta Wilcox, Springfield; four grandchildren, Kayla O’Neal and her husband, Shawn, Kansas City, Kory Wilcox, Nixa, Brandon Tinnon, Woodbridge, Va., and Dr. Darren Plank and his wife, Heather, Nixa; two sisters, Louise Melton and Goldie Shipman and her husband, Wallace, of Springfield; two brothers, Donald Wilcox and his wife, Mary, Nixa, and Ray Wilcox, Clever; three sisters-in-law, Betty Wilcox and Vi Wilcox, both of California, and Cleo Davis, Nixa; a host of nieces and nephews; special friends, Arvil Harp, Nixa, and Dick and Ella Corris, Kimberling City; and other relatives and many friends.  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with the Rev. James Lee officiating.  Burial will follow in Delaware Cemetery, west of Nixa.  Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.

 

Wilcox, Cora M. 8 Feb 1893 - 30 Oct 1979 OH 4 Oct 1979 p2

Services were pending for Mrs. Cora M. Wilcox, 86, Springfield, mother of Mrs. Eunice Mynatt of Nixa. Mrs. Wilcox died Sunday in St. John’s Regional Health Center after a short illness.

 

Wilcox, Darlene (Southard) 14 Oct 1946 - 6 Aug 2007 SN-L 8 Aug 2007 & CCH-N 15 Aug 2007

[Note: Daughter of Ray & Esther (  ) Southard; married 30 Jul 1965 Bruce Wilcox]

Darlene Southard Wilcox, 60, passed away in her home early Monday evening, August 6, 2007, after a two-year battle with cancer. Darlene was born on October 14, 1946, in Santa Ana, California, to the late Esther and Ray Southard. Darlene Southard graduated from Armijo High School in Fairfield, California, Class of 1964, after which she married Bruce Wilcox on July 30, 1965, and lived in Fairfield for another 13 years. Darlene committed herself to building a strong home and a loving family with her husband of 42 years and three blessed children. Darlene has been a longtime member of Messiah Lutheran Church after moving to Nixa, Missouri, in 1979. She always enjoyed quilting with her friends at Piecemakers, working with social ministry and altar guild at Messiah, doing yoga, and loving her children and grandchildren. Darlene is survived by her daughters, Kelly Binder in Nixa, 39, and Sarah Wilcox Elliott in Charlottesville, Virginia, 27; her son, Blaine Wilcox in Kansas City, Missouri, 34; her husband, Bruce in Nixa, 60; her grandchildren, Andrew, 19, Nicholas, 16, and Hannah, 12; her brother, Ray Southard in Berea, Kentucky; and her adored Scottie terrier, Kate, 3. Family and close friends can meet at Adams Funeral Home, 109 N. Truman Blvd, Nixa, Missouri, at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 9, 2007, immediately followed by interment at McConnell-Bledsoe Cemetery. A public memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 9, 2007, at Messiah Lutheran Church in Springfield, followed by fellowship and a light lunch. Pastor Dan Friberg from Messiah Lutheran Church will preside over all services. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made directly to Piecemakers at Messiah Lutheran Church, 925 E. Seminole, Springfield, MO 65807.

 

Wilcox, Lawrence Lee 28 Mar 1938 - 27 Dec 2007 SN-L 29 Dec 2007

[Note: Son of Myron & Kathryn (Pagelar) Wilcox; married 1978 Carla Anderson]

Lawrence Lee Wilcox was born March 28, 1938, in Omaha, Nebraska to Myron and Kathryn (Pagelar) Wilcox. He went to be with his Lord and Savior on December 27, 2007. He spent his boyhood in Cedar Bluffs, Nebraska, and graduated from high school there. He joined the U.S. Navy and served from 1955 until 1959. He attended Lincoln School of Commerce for the two year program, and then worked for J.C. Robinson Seed Corn Company in Waterloo, Nebraska as an accountant. He was married to Carla Anderson in 1978. They lived in Elkhorn, Nebraska, until his retirement in 1993, when they moved to Nixa, Missouri. He was a faithful member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Nixa. He enjoyed his church and Sunday School, reading, ham radio, fishing and camping. Survivors include: his wife, Carla; daughters, Krysia and Corrie; two brothers, Kenneth Wilcox of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Merideth Wilcox and wife Diana, of Ankeny, Iowa; his mother-in-law, Vera Anderson of Nixa; a brother-in-law, Bryon Anderson and wife Patty, of Elkhorn, Nebraska; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Myron and Kathryn Wilcox, and father-in-law, Thomas Anderson. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday, December 31, at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Nixa, with Pastor Dennis Miller officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Memorial donations may be made to Aldersgate United Methodist Church Building Fund.

 

Wilcox, Mamie Fionnu (Johnson) 18 Dec 1888 - 23 May 1969 CCR 29 May 1969 p8

[Note: married Walter D. Wilcox  7 Oct 1887 - 5 Nov 1959]

Mrs. Mamie Fionnu Wilcox, 80, Nixa, died at 11:25 p.m. Friday in Springfield Baptist Hospital. She was a member of the Riverdale Baptist Church. Survivors include five sons, Clay and Donald, both of Nixa, Clark, Pamona, Calif., Ray and Roy, both of Ontario, Calif. five daughters, Mrs. Ruby Marley and Mrs. Mamie Marley, both of Ozark. Mrs. Thelma O’Neil, Ontario, Calif, Mrs. Goldie Shipman and Mrs. Louise Melton, both of Springfield; 21 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday in the Harris Chapel in Nixa with the Rev. Roscoe Harding officiating. Burial was in Jones-Chastain Cemetery.

 

Wilcox, Robert E. 27 Jul 1952 - 6 Feb 1983  OH 10 Feb 1983 p10

Services for Robert E. Wilcox, 30, Springfield, were held Feb. 9 in Herman Lohmeyer Chapel. Burial was in Maple Park Cemetery. Mr. Wilcox died Feb. 6 in St. John’s Regional Health Center as the result of injuries he received in an auto accident. Survivors include two sons, Kristifer and Nickoulas, both of the home; a brother, Charles A., Miles City, Mont.; two sisters, Mrs. Cheryl A. Keen, Stuttgart, Germany and Mrs. Serene M. Blevins, Reeds Spring; his mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wedding, Reeds Spring and maternal grandmother, Mattie Swan, Ozark.

 

Wilcox, Roy Lee 3 Mar 1920 - 26 Mar 1989 OH 30 Mar 1989

[Note: Son of Walter D. & Mamie Fionnu (Johnson) Wilcox; married 3 Mar 1946 Betty L. Sutton]

Roy L. Wilcox, 69, of Nixa, died at 4:17 a.m. March 26 at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. Services for Mr. Wilcox will be held at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, March 30, at the Adams Funeral Chapel, Ozark. Officiating will be Wilbur Murray and Henry Koontz. burial will follow in the Jones Cemetery, Nixa. Mr. Wilcox was born in Nixa March 3, 1920, the son of Walter D. and Fionnu Johnson Wilcox. He was a retired G.E. plant supervisor and had lived in Nixa for a short time after moving from Clever. He was married to Betty L. Sutton March 3, 1946. Mr. Wilcox was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and was active in the Senior Citizens Center and the American Legion in Nixa. During World War II, Mr. Wilcox served for three years as a Pharmacist's Mate in the United States Navy. Mr. Wilcox was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruby Marley and Genevieve Rainey. Surviving are his wife, Betty, of the home; four daughters, LaDonna "Donna" Joyner, Chico, California, Virginia "Ginger" Walker, Hesperia, California, Kathleen "Kathie" Gilmore, Springfield, and Shirley Huntsman, Provo, Utah; four brothers, Clay Wilcox, Nixa, Clark Wilcox, LaVern, California, Donald Wilcox, Nixa, and Ray Wilcox, Clever; four sisters, Thelma O'Neil and Mamie McConnell, Nixa, and Goldie Shipman and Louise Melton, Springfield; fifteen grandchildren, Trevor and Krista Joyner, Robbie and Eric Walker, Joshua, Rachel, Taylor, Leah and Preston Gilmore, Allen and Steve Huntsman, Janet Lewis, Carrie Vickers, Reed and Kim Huntsman; and five great-grandchildren.

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Wilcox, Roy Lee 3 Mar 1920 - 26 Mar 1989 NE 6 Apr 1989

Roy L. Wilcox, 69, of Nixa died at 4:17 a.m. March 26 a St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. Services for Mr. Wilcox were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 30 in the Adams Funeral Chapel, Ozark. Officiating was Wilbur Murray and Henry Koontz. Burial was in the Jones Cemetery, Nixa. Mr. Wilcox was born in Nixa March 3, 1920, the son of Walter D. and Fionnu Johnson Wilcox. He was a retired G.E. plant supervisor and had lived in Nixa for a short time after moving from Clever. He married Betty L. Sutton March 3, 1946. Mr. Wilcox was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and was active in the Senior Citizens Center and the American Legion in Nixa. During World War II, Mr. Wilcox served for three years as a Pharmacist's Mate in the United States Navy. Mr. Wilcox was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruby Marley and Genevieve Rainey. Surviving are his wife, Betty, of the home; four daughters, LaDonna "Donna" Joyner, Chico, California, Virginia "Ginger" Walker, Hesperia, California, Kathleen "Kathie" Gilmore, Springfield, and Shirley Huntsman, Provo, Utah; four brothers, Clay Wilcox, Nixa, Clark Wilcox, LaVern, California, Donald Wilcox, Nixa, and Ray Wilcox, Clever; four sisters, Thelma O'Neil and Mamie McConnell, Nixa, and Goldie Shipman and Louise Melton, Springfield; fifteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

 

Wilcox, Walter Dalih 7 Oct 1887 - 5 Nov 1959 CCR 26 Nov 1959 p2

[Note: married Fionnu Mamie Johnson 18 Dec 1888 - 23 May 1969]

Funeral services for  Walter D. Wilcox, 72, who died Nov. 15 at his home in Nixa, were held Nov. 19 at 1 p.m. in the Harris Funeral Chapel there, with Rev. Roscoe Harding officiating. Burial was in Jones Cemetery under direction of Harris. Born near Nixa, he was a member of the Riverdale Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Fionny Wilcox; five sons, Clay  Wilcox of Nixa, Clark Wilcox of Pomona, Calif, Roy Wilcox of Ontario, Calif., Donald Wilcox of Springfield, and Ray Wilcox of Ontario; five daughters, Mrs. Ruby Marley and Mrs. Mamie Marley of Ozark, Mrs. Thelma O’Neil of Ontario, Mrs. Goldie Shipman and Mrs. Louise Melton of Springfield, 19 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

 

Wild, Louis 1 Jan 1893 - 15 Nov 1937 CCR 18 Nov 1937 p4

[Note: married Carrie]

Louis Wild was born on Jan. 1, 1893, and passed away on Nov. 15, 1937, aged 44 years, 10 months and 14 days. He operated the Skelley Filling Station at Highlandville. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Carrie Wild of Highlandville. Funeral services were held Nov. 17 at 11 a.m. in Taneyville with burial in the Taney City cemetery under the direction of the T.B. Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

Wilder, Eliza E. (White) 16 Feb 1899 - 11 Dec 1987  OH 17 Dec 1987

[Note: Daughter of Benjamin Frank & Lucinda “Lou” F. (  ) White; married Dillard L. Wilder 25 Aug 1899 - 8 Aug 1984]

Eliza E. Wilder, 88, Springfield, died at 11:32 p.m. Friday in Cox Medical Center South after a short illness. Services for Mrs. Wilder were held Tuesday in Harris Chapel, Nixa, with the Rev. Kenneth Bandy officiating. Burial was in Wise Hill Cemetery, near Clever. A native of Clever, Mrs. Wilder was a member of the Clever Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dillard L. Wilder, in 1984; a son, Johnnie Dillard Wilder, in 1918; a grandson; Jon Leslie Wilder, in 1982; and a great-grandson, Patrick Schalda, in 1982. Her survivors include three sons, Frank and Eddie, both of Fresno, California, and Alton, Buffalo; two daughters, Lyndell Gann and Betty Cunningham, both of Springfield; 16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandchild; and two sisters, Faye Hall, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Dottie Rogers, Springfield.

 

Wildey, Robert Freeman 14 Jun 1922 - 30 Jul 2003 SN-L 3 Aug 2003

[Note: Son of Chester &Cora (Bridges) Wildey; married 10 Oct 1950 Phyllis Mease]

Robert Freeman Wildey, 81, formerly of Reeds Spring, passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 in Manor Care of Webster, Texas. Mr. Wildey was born on June 14, 1922 in Shawnee, Oklahoma to Chester and Cora (Bridges) Wildey. He met and married Phyllis Mease on October 10, 1950 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Robert was a life member of the VFW, as he served in the United States Navy during World War II in the Pacific fleet aboard the USS Nevada. He loved to Bar-B-Q, fish and was a faithful fan to the Kansas City Royals and the Dallas Cowboys. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Paul Wildey and Roger Wildey, and sister Madge Orton. Survivors include his wife of 52 years Phyllis Mease Wildey of Reeds Spring, MO; sons Larry Wildey of Kentucky, and Nick Wildey and wife Belinda of Pasadena, TX; daughter Becky Waters and husband Ray of Soldotna, AK; brother Lloyd Ray of Las Vegas, NV; nine grandchildren; and three greatgrandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 4, 2003 at 2 p.m. in the Eisenhower Church under the direction of Thieme-Shadel Hicks Funeral Service at Rivermonte with Reverend Joe Dan Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in the Eisenhower Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church on Monday, August 4, 2003 from noon until service time. Springfield News-Leader, August 3, 2003.

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