Wiles, Adrian "Cap" 14 May 1909 - 14 May 2003 CCH-N May 21, 2003
[Note: Son of John & Sarah (Case) Wiles; married 13 Dec 1937 Elma Stillings ? - 1994]
Adrian "Cap" Wiles, Ava, son of John and Sarah (Case) Wiles, was born May 14, 1909, in Webster County, and died on May 14, 2003, in Ozark at the age of 94 years. Wiles lived most of his life in Douglas County. He did construction work and farming. He was of the Baptist faith and attended Breeden Church. He married Elma Stillings Dec. 13, 1937, in Douglas County. The marriage produced one son, Kenneth. He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers; three sisters and his wife, Elma, in 1994. Wiles enjoyed hunting, fishing and talking with people. He is survived by his son, Kenneth Wiles, Ava; two grandchildren, Debbie Snider, Ozark, and Rick Wiles and wife Susan, Ozark; four great-grandchildren, Amber Simpson, Springfield, Nicki Snider, Ozark, and Brent and Sarah Wiles, Ozark; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and special caregivers at Ozark Riverview manor. Services were at 2 p.m. May 17 at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, with the Revs. Lee Hampton and Joe "Cub" Lafferty officiating. Internment was in Stillings Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Breeden Church in care of Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, P.O. Box 548, Ava.
©Christian County Headliner 2003
Wiles, Armor Russell 24 Sep 1892 - 21 Feb 1952
[Note: Son of Lankford & Francis (Parks) Wiles; married Helen R. Reid 15 Jul 1901 - 3 Aug 1993; middle name on death certificate conflicts with middle initial on obit]
Armor E. Wiles, 59, prominent farmer and stockman of the Billings community, died at 7 p.m. yesterday in St. John’s hospital where he had been a patient one week. A native of Billings he was a veteran of World War I and was a member of Billings American Legion Post No. 139. He was a graduate of the old Marionville College and was member of the Billings Christian Church. Mr. Wiles is survived by his widow, Helen; three sons, Reid Wiles of 1214 Crutcher, Springfield and Charles and Larry Wiles of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Anne Kucera of Billings; four brothers, Elmer of Marionville, Eugene of Tulsa, “Doc” Wiles of Joplin and Roscoe Wiles of Aurora; two sisters, Mrs. Lawrence Moore and Mrs. Kay Muench, both of Aurora and two grandchildren. Services will be under direction of Harris of Billings.
Note: this clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner has the handwritten date of 1952 in the margin.
Wiles, Bob 21 Sep 1921 - 21 Sep 2007 SN-L 23 Sep 2007
[Note: Son of Elmer & Maggie ( ) Wiles; married 11 Apr 1957 Sarah Darby 7 Nov 1925 - 14 Apr 2007]
Bob Wiles of Marionville passed away Friday, September 21, 2007, following a sudden illness on his 86th birthday. He was born September 21, 1921, to Elmer and Maggie Wiles and was a lifelong resident of Marionville, graduating high school in 1939. Bob married Sarah Darby on April 11, 1957, and she preceded him in death this past April 14. They were best known for their partnership in the operation of Wiles Orchard. Many will remember the unique flavor of Bob's home-made apple cider and the taste of his old-fashioned Jonathan apples. He was also a retired clerk from the Marionville Post Office. Bob was active in Republican Party politics, having served as Committeeman from the South Buck Prairie Township. He was also a long-time member of the Marionville Chapter of the International Order of Odd Fellows and was the organization's secretary-treasurer at the time of his passing. Bob is survived by a son, Mike, wife Carmen, and granddaughters Bailey, Jessa and Reagan, of Ozark; a sister-in-law, Florence Darby; niece Carol Bangle and husband, Larry; and nephew Bud Darby and wife, Linda; all of Marionville. He is also survived by first-cousins Reid Wiles and Nellie Jo Reynolds of Springfield; Jane Ann and Gale Pate of Aurora; Jane Moult of Joplin; and Larry and Sherry Wiles of Billings. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister and brother-in law; and an infant son. Visitation will be this evening, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Williams Funeral Home, with services Monday at 2 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church all in Marionville, followed by burial at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the First United Methodist Church or Marionville Cemetery Association in Bob's honor.
Wiles, Jack C. 22 Dec 1910 - 9 Mar 1989 OH 16 Mar 1989
[Note: married Martha Forrester 27 Nov 1912 - 24 Apr 2007]
Jack C. Wiles, 78, of Springfield, died at 7:30 p.m. March 9 in his home. Graveside services for Mr. Wiles were held March 10 in the Maple Park Cemetery with the Rev. Wesley Arlington officiating. Services were under the direction of Gorman-Scharpf University Chapel. Mr. Wiles, a Springfield resident since 1928, was a 1930 graduate of Greenwood High School. He attended SMSU and was a member of Tri C Fraternity. He was in the Livestock Commission business with Union Stockyards from 1932 until his retirement in 1978, when he was an owner of the National Livestock Commission Company. He was an ardent golfer. Surviving are his wife, Martha F. Wiles, with whom he shared 52 years of marriage; a daughter, Alice F. Roy, Highlandville; a son, Thomas F., Springfield; four sisters, Monterey Wiles, Fanny Haege, Nelli Jo Reynolds and Dixie Lou Horn, all of Springfield; and two grandchildren, Patrick and Christopher Rhodes, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Wiles, Martha (Forrester) 27 Nov 1912 - 24 Apr 2007 SN-L 26 Apr 2007 & SN-L 27 Apr 2007
[Note: married Jack C. Wiles 22 Dec 1910 - 9 Mar 1989]
Martha Forrester Wiles, age 94, died April 24, 2007, in Ozark Riverview Manor. She was born November 27, 1912, and had lived in Springfield her entire life. She graduated from STC, now MSU, with a degree in education. She went on to establish the first kindergarten in Springfield, sponsored by the PTA. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and a member of St. John's Hospital Auxiliary, having served as president at one time. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack C., who died in 1989; and her sister, Virginia Woodside, who is survived by daughters, Judy Busse and Marti Montgomery, Martha's nieces. Survivors include a son, Tom of Springfield; daughter, Alice and husband, Bill Roy, of Highlandville; two grandsons, Patrick Rhodes and wife, Vicky, of Clever, and Christopher Rhodes and wife, Tara, of Windsor, Calif.; great-grandchildren Garrett, Gillian, Trista, Madison and Connor. Among other survivors are sister-in-law Nell Reynolds; and close cousin, Dr. John P. Ferguson. Graveside services under the direction of Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel will be held Saturday, 11 a.m. in Maple Park Cemetery, with the Rev. Carol Ann Chilton officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be bade to Springfield Association for the Blind, 1600 N. Washington, Springfield, MO 65803, or the charity of the donor's choice. Mom, GGG, Martha will be greatly missed. Her courageous will to live independently blessed her successfully until her final month. Her smile and wonderful sense of humor never failed her, and she was a joy to all who knew her.
Wiles, Sarah Ann (Darby) 7 Nov 1925 - 14 Apr 2007 SN-L 16 Apr 2007
[Note: Daughter of Ira & Faye (?) Darby; married 1957 Bob Wiles 21 Sep 1921 - 21 Sep 2007]
Sarah Ann Wiles, 81, of Marionville, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2007, after a short illness. Born November 7, 1925, to Faye and Ira Darby, she was a lifelong resident of Marionville and a 1943 high school graduate. Sarah married Bob Wiles in 1957 and was best known for her partnership with him in the operation of Wiles Orchard. Her enthusiasm for her work and love for their customers will be remembered by many in the area. She loved playing with and reading stories to her grandkids. The family will greatly miss her applesauce and strawberry shortcake. A lifelong Republican, Sarah was elected committee woman from the South Buck Prairie Township in 1956 and was reelected to that post continually until her passing. She also served as a former chairman of the Lawrence County Republican Central Committee. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and secretary of the Marionville Cemetery Association. Sarah was preceeded in death by an infant son, her parents and two brothers. She is survived by her husband Bob of the home; son Mike and wife, Carmen; granddaughters, Jessa, Bailey, and Reagan, all of Ozark; sister-in-law Florence Darby; niece Carol Bangle and husband Larry; and nephew Bud Darby and wife, Linda, all of Marionville. Visitation will be this evening from 6 to 8 p.m. in Williams Funeral Home, with services Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church, all in Marionville, followed by burial in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the First United Methodist Church or Marionville Cemetery Association in Sarah's honor.
Wilgus, Stanley Ryan 2 Jul 1980 - 4 Jul 1980 OH 10 Jul 1980 p8
[Note: Son of Stanley Ryan & ? ( ) Wilgus]
Graveside services for Stanley Ryan Wilgus, 2-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Ryan Wilgus, Ozark were held last Saturday in Hazelwood Cemetery with Gary Brock officiating. In infant died last Friday in Cox Medical Center. Survivors include a sister, Catherine, of the home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Montgomery and Mr. and Mrs. Max Roper, all of Springfield and great grandparents, Mrs. Lillian Wilgus, Mr. and Mrs. Fay Comstock, and Mr. and Mrs. Pat Roper, all of Springfield and Mr. and Mrs. James Ware of the state of Georgia.
Wilhelm, Lucinda A. (Schwartz) 12 Jan 1911 - 8 Dec 1997 SN-L 17 Dec. 1997
[Note: Daughter of Henry & Augusta (Schultz) Schwartz; married 11 Aug 1931 Ernest Wilhelm 2 Mar 1897 - 10 Nov 1979]
Lucinda A. Wilhelm, 86, Nixa died at 9:40 a.m. Monday, Dec 8, 1997 in Balanced Care Nursing Home, Nixa. Lucinda was born January 12, 1911 in Plymouth, Nebraska, the daughter of Henry and Augusta (Schultz) Schwartz. She was united in marriage to Ernest Wilhelm August 11, 1931 in Burwell, NE. She was employed as a cook for Shepherd of the Hills, retiring after 13 years. She was a member of 65 Full Gospel Church, Spokane. Preceding her in death are her husband, Ernest, her parents, a brother Leonard Schwartz and a sister, Dora Walters. Survivors include a son, Lee Wilhelm, Long Island, NY, and daughter and her husband, Viola and Harold Bradford, two brothers, Dale Schwartz and his wife Lavella, Colorado Springs, CO, Col. Elmer Schwarts, Hutchison, KS, a sister Norma Gottule, Beatrice, Neb, a grandson, Kenny Bradford and his wife, Donna, Galena, two great grandsons, Dwayne Bradford and his wife April, Springfield, Matthre Bradford, Galens and a great, great granddaughter, Kelsey Bradford, Springfield. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 12, 1997, in the 65 Full Gospel Church, Spokane, with the Rev. Joe Dan Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in the Ponce De Leon Cemetery. No formal visitation is planned. Friends may call Thursday in Harris, a Heritage Funeral Home, Ozark.
Wilhelm, Paul G. 2 Oct 1906 - 2 Nov 1967 CCR 9 Nov 1967 p1
Paul Wilhelm, 61, Waterford, Calif., a former resident of Billings, died early Thursday morning in a Modesto, Calif. hospital. His only survivors are several cousins. Graveside services were at 4:30 p.m. Monday. Burial was in Smart Cemetery between Billings and Clever, under direction of Cantrell.
Wilhite, Ines “Irene” (Willoughby) 7 Jan 1915 - 20 Feb 2006 SN-L 22 Feb 2006
[Note: Daughter of Bert T. & Lila M. (Fugitt) Willoughby]
Inis "Irene" (Willoughby) Wilhite, daughter of Bert T. and Lila M. (Fugitt) Willoughby, was born on January 7, 1915, in Stone County, Mo., and passed away in St. John's Hospital on February 20, 2006. On September 13, 1952, Irene was united in marriage to Charles W. Wilhite. Two sons were born to this union. Irene was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and proud grandmother. She was baptized at an early age. In addition to her parents, Irene was preceded in death by her sister, Clayoma Peebles Garringer; two brothers, Leonard Willoughby and Javin Willoughby; and a nephew, Burton Peebles. Survivors include her husband, Charles, and their sons, Dan and wife, Lana; and Bill and wife, Michele, and their son, Chad; her sister-in-law, Jane Wilhite; two nieces, Janice Gamble and Marsha Hoyt; three nephews, Ronnie Willoughby, Eddie Peebles and Rolland Peebles and their families. Graveside services will be held at Lindsey Chapel Cemetery, Lynn Street, Republic, at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 23, 2006. Relatives and friends may visit at Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, from 2 to 7 p.m. tonight.
Wilhite, Jesse Lawrence 7 Sep 1890 - 15 May 1948 CCR 20 May 1948
[Note: Son of William & Julia (Bostic) Wilhite; married 1930 Minnie Cupp 11 Nov 1896 - 26 Aug 1935; married Jessie A. (Bedford) Cox 11 May 1888 - 8 Jan 1971]
Funeral services for Jesse Lawrence Wilhite, 57, who died May 15 at his home at Spokane, were held Tuesday, May 18 at the Spokane church conducted by Rev. Worth Caughron. Burial was in Spokane cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. A veteran of three years service in World War I, he was married to Miss Minnie Cup in 1920. To this union one daughter, Mrs. Louise Rollings, was born. His wife preceded him in death in 1935 and in 1938 he was married to Jessie A. Cox. He was a member and deacon of the Spokane Baptist church and served as superintendent of the Sunday School for many years. He is survived by the widow and one daughter, his father, Will Wilhite of Springfield, three sisters, Nellie Hilton of Kansas City, Ethel Lawrence of Cardon, Okla., Lura Spencer of Anderson, Mo., and two brothers, Fate Wilhite of St. Louis and Clarence Carter of Nixa.
Wilhite, Jessie A. (Bedford) Cox 11 May 1888 - 8 Jan 1971 CCR 14 Jan 1971 p8
[Note: Daughter of J. W. Bedford; married 18 Jan 1905 Marion L. Cox who died before 1930; married second Jessie Lawrence Wilhite 7 Sep 1890 - 15 May 1948]
Mrs. Jessie Cox Wilhite, 82, of Reed Springs, died at 5:05 p.m. Friday in Cox Medical Center, She was a member of Spokane Baptist church and was a resident of the Spokane and Reeds Spring communities most of her life. For the past eight years, she had lived with her daughter, Mrs. Alta Foland, Reeds Spring. Besides her daughter, she is survived by three sons, Charles Cox, Reeds Spring, Lester Cox, St. Ann and Roy Cox, O’Fallon; four grandchildren; one step-daughter, Mrs. Louise Rollings, Reeding, Calif.. and one brother, Roy Bedford, Springfield. Funeral services were at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Spokane Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy Bilyeu officiating. Burial was in Eisenhour Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark.
Wilhite, L. D. c1844 - 10 Aug 1909 CCR 12 Aug 1909
[Note: no tombstone in Selmore Cemetery; may be the L. D. Wilhite born about 1844 according to 1880 census who married 20 Feb 1870 Mary Gideon - no tombstone found for either]
At Mrs. Sallie Johnson’s restaurant in Ozark, Mo Tuesday morning August 10, 1909 L. D. Wilhite aged 65 years. The remains were laid to rest in the Selmore cemetery Tuesday. Mr. Wilhite was an old resident having settled in the county before the war. He served in the Federal army during the war in Company G of the 24th Mo. Mr. Wilhite was a native of Tennessee. He leaves a wife and seven children besides many friends and relatives to mourn his loss.
Wilhite, Leonard 18 Oct 1908 - 18 Jul 1938 CCR 21 Jul 1938 p1
[Note: MO DC says had epilepsy since birth and in an institution all his life; Willhite on tombstone]
Leonard Wilhite, aged 29, passed away at the county infirmary July 18. Funeral services were held at 2:30 pm in the Klepper Funeral Home Tuesday with burial in the City Cemetery.
Wilhite, Malinda “Linda” (Jackson) 1847 - 23 Jan 1937 CCR 4 Feb 1937 p2
[Note: married James Wilhite 1843/9 - 1927; no legible tombstone in Ozark Cemetery]
Mrs. Linda Wilhite, widow of the late James Wilhite, passed away Saturday, Jan. 23, at 11 a.m. at the county infirmary. She was 89 years old. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 2 p.m. Burial was made in the Ozark cemetery under the direction of B.C. Klepper Funeral Home.
Wilhite, Minnie (Cupp) 11 Nov 1896 - 26 Aug 1935 CCR 29 Aug 1935 p8
[Note: Daughter of Rose G. & Mary Ellen "Mollie" (Brown) Cupp; married Jessie Lawrence Wilhite 7 Sep 1890 - 15 May 1948]
Minnie Wilhite, wife of Jess Wilhite, was born Nov. 11, 1896. She departed this life at her home Aug. 26, 1935, after a brief illness at the age of 38 years, 9 months, and 15 days. She was married to Jess Wilhite June 10, 1920. To this union one child was born, Louise Wilhite. Minnie, as she was known to her many friends, professed faith in Jesus as her Savior during a meeting conducted by the Rev. Dillard Estep at Chestnutridge in November, 1923. She took membership with the Missionary Baptist Church there, later moving her membership to the church at Spokane. She remained true to her faith in her Savior during all the trying years. She leaves to mourn her passing her husband, Jess Wilhite, and daughter, Louise. Also her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. R.G. Cupp of Day, Mo., three sisters, Mrs. Peurnie Stone of Reed Springs, Mrs. Lola Bilyeu of Chestnutridge, Mo., and Mrs. Nellie Miller of Day. Besides a host of other relatives and friends, for to know her was to love and respect her. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 2 p.m. in Spokane church by Rev. Ross Carter, with burial in Spokane cemetery under direction of T.B. Chaffin.
Wilhite, Thomas J. 4 Jan 1889 - 15 Jun 1922 CCR 23 Jun 1922 p1
Tom Wilhite, aged 34 years died in Arizona June 15, 1922. The remains arrived in Ozark June 20 and was taken to Spokane by the Ozark Undertaking Company where funeral services were held in the afternoon at the Spokane church conducted by the Rev. T. J. Hanks, with burial in the Spokane cemetery.
Wilhite, W. P. “Pad” 10 Aug 1875 - 18 May 1919 CCR 23 May 1919 p1
[Note: Son of David & Sarah (Dodson) Willhite; Willhite on DC, Wilhite in obit]
While fishing near Riverdale last Saturday, W. E. Wilhite, better known as Pad Wilhite, suffered a stroke of paralysis, falling into the water, but not in such a way as to drown. When found, he was lying in the water with the head and shoulders out. He was taken to his home where he died about 6 o’clock Sunday evening. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon with burial in the Jones cemetery near Riverdale. The undertaking department of the Ozark Merc. Co. had charge of the funeral arrangements.
Wilken, Edna B. (Arterberry) 28 Aug 1925 - 17 Oct 2004 SN-L 19 Oct 2004
Edna B. Wilken, daughter of James and Bessie Marie (Vanderpool) Arterberry, born on August 28, 1925, and departed this life on October 17, 2004, in the arms of her daughter and surrounded by family at the age of 79. Edna was united in marriage on June 1, 1942, in Marshfield to William Harold Wilken. She served as the past president of the Queen City Grandmothers Club and involved herself in the Greene County Women's Democratic Club. She enjoyed crafts, cake decorating and shopping. Edna was a homemaker and to her, the most important job was taking care of her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Edna was lifetime believer and attended Evergreen Baptist Church. She was a very giving person who always put others before herself. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, William Harold; stepdaughter, Deloris Smith; parents; sister, Marguerite; and son-in-law, Gene Harpool. She is survived by her daughter, Loretta (Lori) Harpool and companion, Dave Westlin of Nixa; stepdaughter, Ruby Reynolds and husband, Gary of Springfield; sister, Roberta Leach of Fair Grove; grandchildren, Julie Dodds and husband, Brian, and Kevin Harpool; four step grandchildren, Mashella, Marla, John and Jason; five step-great-grandchildren; and one step-great-great-granddaughter. Funeral services will be held at Thieme-Shadel-Hicks Funeral Service at Midtown on Thursday, October 21, 2004, at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Eastlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Edna's memory to Community Hospice of Springfield, 1465 E. Primrose, Suite A, Springfield, MO 65804.
Wilkerson, Carl Newton 25 Jun 1914 - 16 May 1993 NN-E 26 May 1993
[Note: Son of William & Virgie (Bracken) Wilkerson; married 31 Jan 1935 Goldia Carmen Hawkins 7 March 1914 - 25 Mar 1997 ]
Carl Newton Wilkerson, 78, Springfield, died Sunday, May 16, 1993, in his home. He was born June 25. 1914, in Christian County, the son of William and Virgie Bracken Wilkerson. He was married to Carmen Hawkins on Jan. 31, 1935, in Ozark. He was retired from Mid-Am Dairy and was a member of Elm Grove Methodist Church, south of Rogersville. Survivors include his wife, Carmen, of the home; a son, Charles Wilkerson, and wife, Marcia, Branson; a sister, Irene McHaffie, Bruner; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services were held Tuesday, May 18, in Preston-Marsh Funeral Home, Rogersville. Burial was in Hazelwood Cemetery, Springfield.
Wilkerson, Golda Carmen (Hawkins) 7 March 1914 - 25 Mar 1997 CCH-N 2 Apr 1997
[Note: Daughter of Fred A. & Gertrude L. (Riddle) Hawkins; married 31 Jan 1935 Carl Newton Wilkerson 25 Jun 1914 - 16 May 1993]
Golda Carmen Wilkerson, 83, Springfield died Tuesday, March 25, 1997, at Manor Care in Springfield. Carmen was born on March 7, 1914 at Fordland to Fred A. Hawkins and Gertrude L. Riddle Hawkins. She was a member of the Fordland Church of Christ, but since living in Springfield, attended the East Grand Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by a son, Albun Jackson "Jackie" Wilkerson in 1965; a brother, Freddie James Hawkins; three sisters, Grace Robertson, June Sartin, and Georgia Hawkins; and her parents. Carmen was married to Carl Newton Wilkerson on January 31, 1935, at Ozark, and he preceded her in death on May 16, 1993. Surviving is one son, Charles Edmond Wilkerson and wife, Marcia, of Branson; two sisters, Jessie Terrill of Springfield and Jeanis Terry and husband, Mike, Fresno, California; three grandchildren, Relinda Thee, and husband, Randall, of Kearney, Missouri, Danny Wilkerson and wife. Anna, of Overland, Missouri, and Scott Frick and wife, Tammy, of Kearney. Missouri; eight great-grandchildren, Daniel and Halie DeShon, Tawyna and Michael DeShon, Indie Thee, Tiffnie and Nicole Frick, and Caleb Everett; several nieces and nephews and many friends. Services were held on Friday, March 28, 1997, at 2:00 p.m. in the Preston Marsh Funeral Home, Rogersville, with burial in the Hazelwood Cemetery, Springfield.
Wilkerson, Joe died 17 Dec 1945 CCR 3 Jan 1946 p1
[Note: Son of John & ? (?) Wilkerson; probably the Joe Wilkerson age 18 in 1920 Dallas County, MO census as son of John R. & Bertha E. Wilkerson, since he is buried in Dallas County]
Joe Wilkerson, former linotype operator for the Billings Tims and Christian County Republican, passed away in his home in Joplin on Dec. 17, following a brief illness. At the time of his death he was employed by a daily newspaper in Joplin. He was a member of the Empire Baptist church of Joplin. Surviving are his wife, one son, Eugene; his father, John Wilkerson; two brothers and two sisters. Funeral services were conducted in Buffalo, Mo., with burial there.
Wilkerson, John C. 20 Jan 1883 - 22 Dec 1989 OH 13 Jan 1982 P2
[Note: Son of ? & Lizzie ( ) Wilkerson; married 8 Sep 1907 Clara Brown who died c19701971]
John Wilkerson To Celebrate 100th
John C. Wilkerson will celebrate his 100th birthday on Jan. 20, 1983 at Medicenter, Room 323, 1911 South National, Springfield, where he now resides. A reception will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Medicenter dining room that day. John was born Jan. 20, 1883 four miles southwest of Rogersville, where he grew up. At the age of 24, he was married to Clara Brown of Sparta. They lived together until her death 63 years later. John and Clara moved to Oklahoma to homestead 160 acres of land. After a short time, they sold their interest there and moved back to Rogersville where he farmed. He was the first man in that area to own and use a Fordson tractor. He was one of the first to own a Model T Ford, which was an exciting experience. In the early Twenties, he moved to Ozark to work in the Ford garage as a mechanic, later moving to Long Beach, Calif. to work on the ocean front. After two years, they moved back to Rogersville to farm until he retired. They moved to Springfield, where he worked in real estate for a while. After his wife’s death, he lived alone until Sept. 1982 when health problems forced him to leave his home. He enjoys talking and visiting with people.
Wilkerson, Katherine "Irene" (Smith) 22 Aug 1922 - 30 Jun 2008 SN-L 2 Jul 2008
[Note: Daughter of Harrison & Amanda ( ) Smith ; married 1941 Lawrence Andrew Wilkerson ? - 15 Jul 2001 ]
Katherine "Irene" Wilkerson was welcomed into heaven at 5:40 a.m. on a beautiful Monday morning, June 30, 2008. She was born to Harrison and Amanda Smith on August 22, 1922. Irene was united in marriage to Lawrence Andrew Wilkerson for 60 years, until they were separated by his death on July 15, 2001. Her church membership was at Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church. She dedicated her life to being a Christian, homemaker and mother as her vocation. Irene and her husband enjoyed their life together with their three sons, Al J., Gary R. and Kenneth L. Wilkerson, and always provided a good home for them. She had many other interests in her lifetime in which she also participated in, such activities as (competitive) go-cart racing in the 1950's, church events, writing poetry and volunteering as a "pink lady" at St. John's Auxiliary. One of her special achievements was a 50 year membership to the Eastern Star, in which she served as an officer at one time. Irene was preceded in death by her parents; husband Lawrence; brothers, William R. Smith and Fred R. Smith; and sister Ruby and her husband, James Jolley. She is survived by family members who include her brother, Richard O. Smith of Fort Scott, Kan.; and her three sons, Al J. Wilkerson and wife, Cheri of Springfield, Mo., Gary R. Wilkerson and wife, Ferris of Springfield and Kenneth L. Wilkerson of Sedalia. Her legacy of grandchildren are, David Boatright and wife, Dana of Springfield, Melissa (Wilkerson) O'Mara and husband, Dr. William O'Mara of Beaumont, Texas, Michelle (Wilkerson) of Springfield and Amanda B. Wilkerson of Springfield; step-grandchildren, Pvt. Michael Gingery of Fort Lewis, Wash., Matt Gingery and his wife, Gloria of Ozark, Mo., and Carrie Berry of Ozark; great-grandchildren that held a special place in her heart were, Taylor Gaines, Brandon Corley, Amaya Corley, Hannah Berry and Mason Berry. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 3, 2008, in the chapel in Herman Lohmeyer Funeral Home, with Pastor Robert Moger II of Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church officiating. No formal visitation is planned, however friends may call from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Online condolences can be shared at www.hhlohmeyer.com.
Wilkerson, Mary Romalee (Westerman) 18 Oct 1927 - 20 Mar 2011 SN-L 22 Mar 2011
[Note: Daughter of Otto & Ruth ( ) Westerman; married 27 Aug 1949 Curtis R. Wilkerson 22 Feb 1928 - 17 Jan 2005]
Mary Romalee Wilkerson departed this life Sunday, March 20, 2011. She was born on October 18, 1927, to Otto and Ruth Westerman of Clever, Missouri. Romalee graduated from Central High School and later Missouri State University. While attending MSU, she completed her bachelor's degree in education and met Curtis R. Wilkerson. They were married on August 27, 1949. Her first teaching experience was in Billings, Missouri where she taught third and fourth grades for two years. This wonderful experience led to a career in teaching. She later continued her education and graduated from Missouri University with a master's degree. Romalee was a member of Harmony Baptist Church of Rogersville. She was also a member of the Retired Teachers Organization and Delta Kappa Gamma, an educational sorority. Romalee joined the Springfield School System in 1949. She taught at Reed Junior High, Cherokee, and finally Glendale High School from which she retired as a high school counselor after thirty-five years in education. Post retirement, she obtained her real estate license and met many more wonderful friends and associates. She also loved spending time around the family farm and providing an immense amount of help and entertainment for her grandchildren. Additionally, Romalee loved to travel and enjoyed many tours with her friends both in the States and abroad. She was also instrumental, as were many others, in helping her husband, Curtis Wilkerson, attain the office of State Representative for south Springfield in the early eighties. After both of their retirements, they traveled across Missouri working on issues they felt important such as the term limits initiative. Preceding her in death were her husband, Curtis R. Wilkerson; her parents; one brother, Carl; and one sister, Jean Boerste. Survivors include her two sons, Scott and Randy; daughters-in-law, Cindy and Denise; three wonderful grandchildren, Justin, Ryan, and Lindsey; her brother, Gary and sister-in-law Carolyn; brother-in-law, Harvey and his wife, Rena; a sister-in-law, Joan Westerman; and many nieces and nephews also survive her. Funeral services will be held in Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel in Springfield on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 2 p.m., followed by burial in White Oak Cemetery in Rogersville. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m., in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society , 3322 S. Campbell, Suite G, Springfield, Missouri 65807.
Wilkerson, Myrtle (Franklin) 9 Dec 1897 - 17 Jan 1988 OH 21 Jan 1988
Myrtle Wilkerson, 90, of Lockwood, died at 3:00 a.m. Sunday in Christ's Villa, Wichita, Kansas. Services for Mrs. Wilkerson were held Tuesday in Wichita. Burial was in Wellington, Kansas. Born Dec. 9, 1897, Mrs. Wilkerson was a well-known businesswoman, operating Wilkerson's Cafe and Wilkerson's Dry Goods in Lockwood for many years. She was a member of the Greenfield Church of Christ and was the widow of M.A. Wilkerson, who preceded her in death. Two sisters and brothers also preceded her in death. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. George Beggs, of Springfield; two grandchildren, Mark and Richard Beggs, both of Ozark; a sister, Juanita Schimmel, of Wichita; a brother, Len Franklin, of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and several nieces and nephews.
Wilkerson, Ollie 1893 - 6 Aug 1969 CCR 21 Aug 1969 p5
[Note: married Hughey Wilkerson]
Mrs. Ollie Wilkerson, 76. of Rt. 2, Rogersville, died at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, in her home following a lingering illness. A lifelong resident of the Rogersville area, Mrs. Wilkerson was a member of the Center Point Church of Christ. She is survived by her husband, Hughey; two sons, Alva, Rogersville and Lee, Rogersville; four daughters, Mrs. Julie Climer, Mrs. Maxie Fielden and Mrs Clara Bess Filbeck, all of Rogersville, and Mrs. Margie Galloway, Liberty, Mo.; 14 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Center Point church of Christ southwest of Rogersville with Charles Perry officiating. Burial was in Hazelwood Cemetery in Springfield under direction of Marsh of Rogersville.
Wilkerson, Ollie L. (Vaughan) Oct 1886 - 13 Aug 1970 CCR 20 Aug 1970 p8
[Note: Daughter of Richard & Florence A. (Cowan) Vaughan]
Mrs. Ollie Vaughan Wilkerson, 84, of Denver, Colo. died Thursday in a Denver hospital after a lingering illness. A native of Sparta and former resident of Springfield, Mrs. Wilkerson moved to Denver several years ago. Surviving are a son, Harold Wilkerson of Denver; two daughters, Mrs. Geneva Emanuel and Mrs. Vida Horton, both of Denver; a brother, James A. “Jack” Vaughan, Springfield’ and one grandson. Funeral services and burial were Monday in Denver under direction of Howard Mortuary.
Wilkerson, Ross 23 Nov 1898 - 9 Nov 1983 OH 17 Nov 1983 p11
[Note; married Orlena]
Services for Ross Wilkerson, 84, Ozark, were held Nov. 11 in Harris Chapel with the rev. Robert Shank officiating, Burial was in Carrington Cemetery in Fulton,. Mr. Wilkerson died Nov. 9 in Hillhaven Convalescent Center, Springfield, after a long illness. A Fulton native, he moved here in 1970. He was a retired rural electrical construction worker and a member of Carrington Baptist Church, Fulton., Survivors include his wife, Orlena; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Beulah Grace, Nixa, and Mrs. Charlotte Ousely, Ozark; a stepson, Jack Vinson, Ozark; 12 step grandchildren, 16 step great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Maurine Rootes, Fulton; and two brothers, Ray, Atlanta, Ga. and Col. (Ret.) John, Duluth, Ga. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Wilkerson, Vicey Viola (Smith) 2 Feb 1874 - 29 May 1926 CCR 4 Jun 1926 p1
[Note: Daughter of T. J. & Laura (Holland) Smith; married Lewis Wilkerson]
Mrs. Louis Wilkerson, aged 52 years, 3 months and 26 days, died at her home , 1 mile north of Cody at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 28, 1926. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Fields, were held at the home at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 30, 1926, with interment in the Wilkerson cemetery, under direction of T. B. Chaffin of Ozark.
Wilkerson, Willie 19 Mar 1869 - 22 Sep 1937 CCR 23 Sep 1937 p7
[Note: Son of William & Nancy E. (Rogers) Wilkerson]
Willie Wilkerson, aged 68, died at his home near Rogersville Wednesday morning. He was a nephew of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Rogers of this city. Funeral services were held this Thursday morning at his home with burial in the Watts cemetery, Rev. A.S. Hanks conducted the services and the Klepper Funeral Home directed the burial.
Wilkins, Alida Gnett (Chastain) 26 Mar 1918 - Sep 2004 SN-L 16 Sep 2004
[Note: Daughter of William & Alice (Leonard) Chastain; married 1 Oct 1939 Alva H. Wilkins d 21 Jul 1987]
Alida Gnett Wilkins of Springfield, Mo., departed this life at 5:40 a.m. Wednesday in Greene Haven Nursing Home. She was born March 26, 1918, in Clever, Mo., to William and Alice Leonard Chastain, and married Alva H. Wilkins Oct. 1, 1939, in Tulsa, Okla. She was a homemaker, member of Temple Baptist Church, and also worked at Lily Tulip Cup. She graduated from Clever High School. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Alva H. Wilkins on July 21, 1987; and five brothers, Berlie, William, Woodrow, Truman and Herman. Survivors include one sister, Georgia DeGraffenreid, Springfield, Mo.; three nephews, Steve, Dan Chastain, Springfield, Mo., and Roy Chastain of Orinda, Calif.; two nieces, Linda Sporleder of Carmel, Ind., and Carol Wampler of Springfield. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, 2004, in Walnut Lawn Funeral Home Chapel under the direction of Walnut Lawn DeGraffenreid-Wood Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. Friday to funeral time in the funeral home. If desired, memorials may be directed to Community Hospice or the Diabetes Foundation. The family wishes to thank Community Hospice and the staff at Greene Haven for the good care.
Wilkins, Alva Howard 21 May 1896 - 7 Mar 1950 CCR 9 Mar 1950
[Note: Son of Henry S. & Sarah J. ( ) Wilkins; married Emma V. 13 Feb 1896 - 14 Feb 1964; married Emma V. Owen 13 Feb 1896 - 14 Feb 1964; tombstone gives name as Hobart]
Alva Howard Wilkins; 52, of Nixa, died in Burge hospital Tuesday morning following a brief illness; He spent most of his life at Clever, but worked as a barber also at Billings, Nixa and Springfield. He was a member of the Nixa Baptist church. Surviving are his widow, Emma; two sons, Alva, Jr. 2311 West Walnut, Springfield, and T/Sgt. George Wilkins of Selfridge Air Base, Mt: Clemens, Mich; five brothers, Fletcher, of Rolla, Fred, of 1550 East Commercial, Springfield, Austin, of Billings, and Herman and Worth of Clever; a sister, Mrs. Dora Fricks of Verona, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but burial will be in Wise Hill Cemetery at Clever under direction of Harris of Clever.
Wilkins, Austin 18 Feb 1894 - 12 Mar 1958 CCR 10 Apr 1958 p 5
[Note: Son of Henry S. & Sarah Jane (Sutton) Wilkins; married Effie Baker 3 Jul 1894 - 11 Dec 1990]
Funeral services for Austin Wilkins, 64, who died March 12 at his farm home four miles east of Billings were help March 15 at 2:00 p.m. in the Billings Baptist Church with Rev. Bob Ebersold officiating. Burial was in Wise Hill Cemetery under direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Clever. A native of the Clever community, he was a member of the Billings Baptist Church, where he had served as a deacon since 1940. He was an overseas veteran of World War I. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Effie Wilkins, two sons, Kenneth Wilkins of Route 1, Springfield. [sic, names only one son], two granddaughters; four brothers, Fletcher Wilkins of Rolla, Mo., Fred Wilkins of Springfield, Herman Wilkins and Worth Wilkins, both of Clever; one sister, Mrs. Dora Fricks of Verona, Mo.
Wilkins, Effie (Baker) 3 Jul 1894 - 11 Dec 1990 OH 20 Dec 1990
[Note: Daughter of John T. & Martha A. (Smart) Baker; married Austin Wilkins 18 Feb 1894 - 12 Mar 1958]
Effie Wilkins, 96, Billings, died at 3:45 Tuesday, Dec. 11, 1990 in Heritage Manor, following a long illness. She was a homemaker and a member of Billings Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, Billy, Springfield, and Kenneth, Mountain Home, Ark.; two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Services were Friday in Meadors Chapel, Billings, with the Rev. Gary Stewart officiating. Burial was in Wise Hill Cemetery.
Wilkins, Ethel (Davis) 20 May 1890 - 11 Sep 1942 CCR 17 Sep 1942 p1
[Note: Daughter of Robert C. & Eliza E. (Sullivan) Davis; married Fred O. Wilkins 7 Mar 1889 - 9 Oct 1975]
Ethel Davis was born May 20, 1890 and died September 10, 1942 at the age of 52 years. She was married to Fred O. Wilkins Sept. 23, 1910 and to this union were born three children, two having died in infancy. One son survives, Robert Henry Wilkins of Marshfield. She was a member of the Clever Baptist church. Besides the husband and son she is survived by three brothers, Charley, Henry and Clarence, all of Clever, and two sisters, Mrs. Alice Owen of Kansas City and Mrs. Stella Gibbs of Bonner Springs, Kansas. Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Sunday in the Clever Baptist church conducted by the pastor, Rev. F. L. Wise, with interment in the Wise Hill cemetery, under direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home.
Wilkins, Euell Herman 29 Jun 1901 - Oct 1972
[Note: Son of Henry S. & Sarah Jane (Sutton) Wilkins; married Bessie B.]
E. Herman Wilkins, 71, Clever, died about 6 p.m. Tuesday in his home following a long illness. Mr. Wilkins is survived by his wife, Bessie; a son, Gene, of Clever; three daughters, Mrs. Mildred Cobb and Mrs. Jane Phillips, both of Clever, and Mrs. Merle Prater, of Independence; a sister, Mrs. Dora Fricks of Monett; a brother, Fred of Springfield; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be announced by Cantrell of Clever. Note: This clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner has a handwritten date of 24 October 1972 in the margin.
Wilkins, Euell Herman 29 Jun 1901 - 24 Oct 1972 CCR 26 Oct 1976 p2
E. Herman Wilkins, 71, of Clever, died about 6 p.m. Tuesday in his home following a long illness. Mr. Wilkins is survived by his wife, Bessie; a son, Gene Wilkins of Clever; three daughters, Mrs. Mildred Cobb and Mrs. Jane Phillips, both of Clever and Mrs. Merle Prater of Independence; a sister, Mrs. Dora Fricks of Monett; a brother, Fred Wilkins of Springfield; 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the Clever Baptist Church. The Rev. Jim Smith will officiate and burial will follow in Wise Hill Cemetery.
Wilkins, Euell Herman 29 Jun 1901 - 24 Oct 1972 OH 2 Nov 1972 p8
Clever - Funeral services were held lat Friday at 3:30 p.m. in the Clever Baptist Church for E. Herman Wilkins, 71, of Clever. Rev. Jim Smith officiated and burial followed in Wise Hill Cemetery. Mr. Wilkins died about 6 p.m. Tuesday in his home following a long illness.
Wilkins, George Stanley 20 Jul 1921 - 28 Feb 2005 SN-L 4 Mar 2005
[Note: Son of Alva Hobart & Emma V. (Owen) Wilkins; married 1950 Jeri]
George Stanley Wilkins, Sr., 83, Pensacola, Fla., passed away Monday, Feb. 28, 2005. Dad was born July 20, 1921, in Clever, Mo. He attended Southwest Missouri State until his enlistment in 1942. After basic training in Albuquerque, N.M., he shipped out on the "Aquitania" and assigned to the Army Air Corp 42nd Depot Repair Squadron. In Normandy after the invasion, he was awarded the Bronze Star for rescuing a trucker who had driven over and detonated a land mine. After World War II, he continued his service in the Air Force Auditor General command until his military retirement in 1966. During his military career, he held every rank from Private through Major, with the exception of Warrant Office. He continued working and eventually retired from the Naval Air Rework Facility, aboard NAS Pensacola, in 1985. Dad always enjoyed golf, bowling, travel, and the close company of his family and friends. Most of all he cherished every moment with his wife of 54 years, Jeri. Survivors include his wife, Jeri; sons, Stan and Keith; grandchildren, Katie, Alex, Carl, Austin, and Keightley Wilkins, and Hillary Mitchell; adopted family of Herbert Goetl; many in-laws, outlaws, nieces, and nephews. Private family services will be held in Harper-Morris Memorial Chapel, Pensacola, Fla. Burial will follow in Barrancas National Cemetery, with full military honors. Honorary Pallbearers will be Alex Wilkins, Carl Wilkins, Austin Wilkins, Keight Wilkins, David Johnston, Wiley James, Sam Armstrong, and Matt Armstrong. Arrangements are under the direction of Harper-Morris Memorial Chapel, Pensacola, Fla. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Hospice, 5041 N. 12th Ave., Pensacola, FL. 32504.
Wilkins, Henry S. 10 Sep 1860 - 1 Jun 1935 CCR 13 Jun 1935 p4
[Note: Son of John & Eliza (Dean) Wilkins; married 1 Dec 1881 Sarah Jane Sutton 1 Mar 1863 - 7 Jan 1931; married Aug 1933 Nancy Ann Slay 29 Mar 1866 - 11 Sep 1951 who married first a Payne]
Henry S. Wilkins was born near Madisonville, Tennessee, Sept. 10, 1860 and passed to his reward from his home in Clever, MO, June 1, 1935. He lived to attain the age of 74 years, 8 months and 21 days. He was converted and united with the Antioch Baptist church about 25 years ago. He later moved his membership to the Clever Baptist church where he remained a faithful member until the time of his departure. He took an active part in the building of the present church building. He was united in marriage to Sarah Jane Sutton, Dec. 1, 1881. To this union were born 10 children. Eight of these survive his passing. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Zola age 3 and 1 son Lester who gave his life for his country in the World War. His wife also preceded him in death, Jan. 7, 1931. He was later united in marriage to Mrs. Nancy Payne in August 1933, who still survives his going. He was an upright citizen, a true Christian, a kind companion and a loving father. Besides his companion, he is survived by two daughters and six sons, Mrs. Dora Fricks, Verona, MO, Mrs. Sallie King, Clever, MO, Fletcher of Rolla, Austin of Billings, and Fred Hobert, Herman and Worth, all of Clever. Other relatives and a host of friends, 23 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Clever Baptist church conducted by the pastor, Rev. W.L. Watson, assisted by Rev. R.W. Forbis of Marionville, with burial in the Wise Hill cemetery under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever, MO.
Wilkins, Henry S. 10 Sep 1860 - 1 Jun 1935
Funeral services for Henry S. Wilkins, 74, retired Clever farmer, will be at 2 o’clock this afternoon in the Clever Baptist Church with the Rev. W. L. Watson officiating. Burial will be in Wise Hill Cemetery. Wilburn Maples Funeral Home received the body.
Note: This clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner is not dated.
Wilkins, Nancy Ann (Slay) Payne 29 Mar 1866 - 11 Sep 1951
[Note: Daughter of George & Margaret (Bledsoe) Slay; married Hewston Payne; married Henry S. Wilkins 10 Sep 1860 - 1 Jun 1935
Mrs. Nancy Wilkins, a lifelong resident of the Clever community, passed away Tuesday night at the nursing home of Mrs. Bertha Griffith on North Main Street in this city, where she had been a patient for several weeks. Death was due to general infirmities of advance age. She was 85 years old last March 29. Mrs. Wilkins had been a faithful member of the Clever Christian Church for many years and was one of Clever’s most highly esteemed residents, representing one of its earliest pioneer families. She is survived by two daughters and a son, Mrs. Clayborn Thomas of rural Billings, Mrs. Tylor McNabb of Fresno, Calif., and Elmer Payne of Marionville; a brother, Nathan Slay of Marionville; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Funeral services are being conducted in the Christian Church at Clever this afternoon by the Rev. Frank West of Springfield with the pastor, Rev. Musgraves, assisting. Interment will be in Wise Hill Cemetery. Due to ill health the daughter in California was unable to come to her mother’s funeral.
Note: This clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner is not dated.
Wilkins, Sarah Jane (Sutton) 1 Mar 1863 - 7 Jan 1931 CCR 15 Jan 1931 p5
[Note: Daughter of Perry & Sally (Roper) Sutton; married 1 Dec 1881 Henry S. Wilkins 10 Sep 1860 - 1 Jun 1935; mother of Dora (Wilkins) Fricks 4 Oct 1882 - Mar 1974; Sally Ann (Wilkins) King 4 Dec 1884 - 20 May 1947; Fletcher C. Wilkins 7 Mar 1887 - Sep 1967; Fred O. Wilkins 7 Mar 1889 - 9 Oct 1975; Lester Wilkins possibly 10 Jun 1892 - Oct 1973 from SSDI; Austin Wilkins 18 Feb 1894 - 12 Mar 1958; Hobart Alva Wilkins 21 May 1896 - 7 Mar 1950; Zola May Wilkins 20 Apr 1899 - Jul 1901; Euell Herman Wilkins 29 Jun 1901 - 24 Oct 1972 ; and Worth S. Wilkins 1904 - 2 Apr 1969]
Sarah Jane Sutton was born in Monroe county, TN, March 1, 1863. She was united in marriage to Henry S. Wilkins, Dec. 1, 1881. To this union were born two daughters, Dora and Sally. In 1885 she moved with her husband and daughters to the state of Missouri, where they settled on a farm near Clever. Other children: Fletcher, Fred, Lester, Hobart and Austin were born. In the fall of 1897 she, with the rest of the family, moved to the state of Texas where another daughter, Zola May was born. Two years later the family removed again to Missouri, where other children, Herman and Worth were born. She untied with the Baptist church of Clever about 20 years ago, having previously been baptized into the Antioch Baptist church. She remained a loyal and devoted member until her death. She departed this life Jan. 7, 1931, making her at the time of her death 67 years, 10 months and 7 days of age. She leaves to mourn her death her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Dora Fricks of Aurora and Mrs. Sally King of Clever, and six sons, Fletcher, of Rolla; Fred, Herman, Hobart and Worth, of Clever; and Austin of Billings; twenty grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, besides other relatives and friends. She was a good faithful wife and an affectionate mother; and a considerate friend of all. She will be greatly missed out of the family circle. Only a Christian’s solace in the assurance of a final reunion over there can assuage in a small way for her separation from our midst. Our loss is her Heavenly gain. Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 8, at 2 p.m., at the Baptist church in Clever, with Rev. R.W. Forbis officiating. Burial was made in the Wise Hill cemetery under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.
Wilkins, Worth S. 1904 - 3 Apr 1969
[Note: Son of Henry S. & Sarah Jane (Sutton) Wilkins; married Alma Little 5 Apr 1902 - Jan 1995]
Funeral services for Worth S. Wilkins, 64, a lifelong resident of Clever, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Baptist Church here (Clever) with the Revs. James Smith and E. L. Devore officiating. Burial will be in Wise Hill Cemetery north of Clever under direction of Cantrell. Mr. Wilkins, a custodian at Clever High School, died at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Burge-Protestant Hospital, Springfield, where he had been a patient about one week. A member of the Baptist Church here, he is survived by his wife, Alma; a daughter, Mrs. Glenna Teague, Clever; two brothers, Herman, Clever, and Fred, Springfield; a sister, Mrs. Dora Fricks, Verona; and one grandson.
Note: This clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner has a handwritten date of 3 April 1969 in the margin.
Wilkins, Worth S. 1904 - 2 Apr 1969 CCR 10 Apr 1969 p8
Funeral services for Worth S. Wilkins, 64, a lifelong resident of Clever, were at 2 p.m. Friday in the Baptist Church in Clever with the Revs. James Smith and E. L. Devore officiating. Burial was in Wise Hill Cemetery north of Clever under direction of Cantrell. Mr. Wilkins, a custodian at Clever High School, died at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, in Burge-Protestant Hospital in Springfield, where he had been a patient about a week. A member of the Baptist Church, he is survived by his wife, Alma; a daughter, Mrs. Glenn Teague, Clever; two brothers, Herman, Clever, and Fred, Springfield; a sister, Mrs. Dora Fricks, Verona; and one grandson.
Wilkinson, Ronald Roy 19 Aug 1937 - 22 Aug 2007 SN-L 23 Aug 2007
[Note: Son of Lloyd and Thelma (Oaks) Wilkinson; married 19 Sep 1969 Leanna Jewell Hawkins]
Ronald Roy Wilkinson, age 70, of Ozark, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2007, at Ozark Nursing and Care Center. He was born August 19, 1937 at Willow Springs, Missouri, the son of Lloyd and Thelma (Oaks) Wilkinson. On September 19, 1969 he and Leanna Jewell Hawkins were united in marriage. Mr. Wilkinson graduated from Lebanon High School and attended Missouri State University. He served his country in the Army National Guard. He spent his working career as a terminal manager and as a sales manager for Truck Lines. He was also a member of the Springfield Traffic Club. Survivors include his wife, Leanna Wilkinson, his daughter, Ronda Ayers and husband, Patrick, Highlandville; two sons, Duane Wilkinson and wife, Sandy, of Highlandville, and Jason Wilkinson and wife, Michele, of Willard; seven grandchildren, Eric, Sara, Lora Beth, Jessica, Torri, Austin, and Zachary; one great-granddaughter, Abby; two brothers, Dale Wilkinson, Montgomery City, MO., Donald Wilkinson, Johnson City, TN; and two sisters, Evelyn Renner, Wilmington, NC, and Edith Buckley, Wilmington, NC. Visitation will be held at Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, Thursday from 6 – 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Gary Mitchener officiating. Burial will follow in the Hopedale Cemetery.