Williams, Wind D., d. 1932 - Willoughby, Wesley Elmo, d. 1998


Williams, Wind D. 20 Dec 1852 - 30 Jul 1932 CCR 4 Aug 1932 p1

[Note: Son of John & Adeline (Hart) Williams; married 25 Dec 1879 CCM Mary Ellen Estes 3 May 1863 - 4 Sep 1937; DC spells name Win Dee]

W.D. Williams was born in Bedford county, Tennessee on Dec. 20,1852, and departed this life on July 30, 1932, aged 72 years, 7 months, and 10 days. He came to this country with his parents in1867. He was married to Mary E. Estes on Dec. 20, 1879. To this union were born 8 children, three dying in infancy. Those living are Mrs. Myrtle Gideon of Springfield, Clyde Williams of Clever, Harry of Jefferson City, Mrs. Roscoe Scott of Hurley and Mrs. Ernest Davis of Union City. Besides the children he is survived by the widow, two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Davis of Clever and Mrs. Mary Sanders of Union city, besides many other relatives and friends. He was converted some 29 years ago at Mt. Carmel under the preaching of Rev. Lakey and has often expressed his faith by saying the way was clear. His life was an open book. He made many sacrifices for his family. Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the M.E. Church in Clever, conducted by Rev. Manney. Burial was made in the Mt. Carmel cemetery under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home at Clever.


Williamson, Alta L. (Gimlin) McKinney Schupbach 19 Jun 1938 - 29 Jun 2006 SN-L 30 Jun 2006

[Note: Daughter of John David & Verna Mae (Grimm) Gimlin; married ? McKinney; married Carl Schupbach d 1973; married Bob Williamson d 2001]

Alta L. (Gimlin) Williamson, age 68, of Highlandville, after a courageous battle with cancer, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 29, 2006. She was born June 19, 1938, in Chestnutridge, the daughter of John David and Verna Mae (Grimm) Gimlin. She was the greatest mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to us all. Alta is survived by: two sons, James D. McKinney Spokane, and Michael F. Schupbach and wife, Lonna, Highlandville; five grandchildren, Megan (McKinney) Grimes and husband, Adam, Parsons, Kansas, Amanda (Schupbach) Gessling and husband, Tom, Highlandville, and Nikki, Michael, and Emily Schupbach, Highlandville; two great-grandchildren, Sydney and Peyton Grimes; a brother, John Gimlin, Ozark; two sisters, Bonnie Bilyeu, Ozark, and Geraldine Smith and husband, Truitt, Sheridan, Arkansas; a sister-in-law, Betty Gimlin, Ozark; a host of nephews and nieces; a special niece, Bonnie Sue Harris; and a special caregiver, Darlene Edley. She was preceded in death by husband, Carl Schupbach, in 1973; her husband of later years, Bob Williamson in 2001; four brothers, Amos, Arthur, Alton, and Stanley Gimlin. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, July 3, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Pastor Hosea Bilyeu officiating. Burial will follow in Schupbach Cemetery, Chestnutridge. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.


Williamson, Emma Lou (Bilyeu) 19 Jun 1942 - 17 Apr 1983  OH 21 Apr 1983 p5

[Note: Daughter of Hosea & Thelma Jean (Keithley) Bilyeu; married Robert L. Williamson]

Services for Emma Lou Williamson, 40, Jefferson City, were held April 20 at Harris Chapel in Ozark with the Rev. Paul Swadley officiating,. Burial was in Spokane Cemetery. Mrs. Williamson died April 17 in a car accident. A native of Chestnutridge, Mrs. Williamson had resided in Jefferson City in 1978. Survivors include her husband, Robert L.; three sons, Michael, Point Lookout, Robert B., Jr. and Jay, both of the home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hosea Bilyeu, Sr., Taneyville; three brothers, Bob Bilyeu, Springfield, Buddy M. Bilyeu, Spokane, and Hosea Bilyeu, Jr., Clever; and three sisters, Barbara Jean Young, Keokuk, Iowa, Gay Lee Thomas, Macomb, Ill., and Anita Kay White, Crane.


Williamson, Helen Rose (Brenneman) Igo Hardcastle 16 May 1928 - 2 Nov 2004  CCH-N 17 Nov 2004

[Note: Daughter of H. Elmer & Mildred (Shields) Brenneman]

Helen Rose (Brenneman) Igo Williamson, 76, Springfield, formerly of Independence, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield, surrounded by her loving family. Helen  was born in Leavenworth, Kan., on May 16, 1928, the daughter of H. Elmer and Mildred (Shields) Brenneman. At the early age of 16 she began working as a beautician at Mildred's with her mother in their family-owned beauty salon. She graduated from Central High School in Kansas City, attended and graduated from CMSU in Warrensburg, and received her masters degree from MU in Columbia. She began her teaching career as a Home Economics teacher at Parkway Central High School in Chesterfield, she later taught at the Kansas City Public School and the Kansas City Alternative School, before retiring after 24 years. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Kansas City. Helen was an excellent seamstress and very talented with designing costumes and fashioning pageant gowns. She was also a remarkably vibrant and vital woman, with an endearing love for her grandchildren and entire family. She was preceded in death by her parents. Helen is survived by two daughters, Millie Puckett and husband Rick, Phoenix, Ariz.; and Nancy June Walker, Springfield; one son, Howard Hardcastle and wife Marsha, Lenexa, Kan.; one brother, Richard Brenneman of Kansas City; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; other relatives and caring friends. Private family services were held at Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Graveside services were at 3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 5, 2004, in Greenlawn Cemetery, Kansas City, under the direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. The family requests in lieu of flowers, remembrances for Helen to be shared with others in need and by spending time with your family.


Williamson, Mildred O. (Brown) 4 Feb 1911 - 24 Jul 2001  CCH-N 1 Aug 2001

[Note: Daughter of Don W. & Rose Anna (McLaughlin) Brown; married 4 Apr 1935 Francis Williamson 10 Apr 1906 - Jun 1977]

Mildred O. Williamson, 90, Nixa, passed away July 24, 2001, in Primrose Place, Springfield. She was born Feb. 4, 1911, in St. Joseph, the daughter of Don W and Rose Anna (McLaughlin) Brown. On April 4, 1935, she and Francis Williamson were married. Mrs. Williamson lived most of her life in St. Joseph, moving to Nixa in 1982. In St. Joseph she had been an Eastern Star member. She attended Calvary Bible Church in Nixa before becoming ill. Her husband preceded her in death in 1977, as well as two sisters and three brothers. Survivors include: her son Dick Williamson and his wife Linda, Nixa; four grandchildren and their spouses, Daren and David Brizendine, Overland Park, Kan., Linda and Tim Bronars, Lee's Summit, Sean and Shelly Williamson, Willard, Lt. John and Cathy Williamson, Coronado, Calif., currently serving aboard the U.S.S. Constellation in the Persian Gulf; nine great-grandchildren, Kristen and Matthew Brizendine, Zachary, Jacob, Courtney and Rebekah Bronars and Grant, Rachel and Brooke Williamson; and nieces and nephew. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. July 26, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Rev. Joseph Fahl officiating. Graveside services were at 1 p.m. Friday in Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph.


Williamson, Onen Iral 17 Jun 1894 - 19 Feb 1983  OH 24 Feb 1983 p13

[Note: married Noveta]

Services for Onen Iral Williamson, 88, Aurora, were held Feb. 21 in Aurora Church of Christ with Dan Stockstill officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery near Crane. Mr. Williamson died Feb. 19 in Aurora Community Hospital after a long illness. Survivors include his wife, Noveta; a stepdaughter, Ruth Ann Maples, Clever; a brother, Roy, Nixa; and three step grandchildren.


Williamson, Robert Lee 1 Mar 1931 - 8 Aug 2001   SN-L

[Note: Son of William Edward & Gladys Lorene (Campbell) Williamson; married Emma Lou Bilyeu 19 Jun 1942 - 17 Apr 1983; married 1993 Alta m/1 Gimlin]

Robert Lee Williamson, 70, Highlandville, died at 9:55 a.m. Wednesday, August, 8, 2001 in Christian Health Care Center, Nixa. He was born March 1, 1931, the son of William Edward and Gladys Lorene Campbell Williamson in Dykes, Mo. Mr. Williamson was a retired superintendent of schools in Eugene, Mo. He began his teaching career in a one room school near where he grew up in Texas County. He proudly served his country as a Navy Sonar Operator during the Korean War. After military service he returned to his teaching career. He was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Springfield. In 1993, he and Alta Gimlin were married. Survivors include his wife, Alta; three sons, Mike Williamson and his wife, Susan, of Springfield, Rob Williamson and his wife, Shawna, of Jamestown, Jay Williamson and his wife, Myki, of Springfield; grandchildren, Adam, Bryant, and Lucy; two stepsons, Duane and Mike and his wife, Lonna; step grandchildren, Megan, Amanda, Nikki, Michael, and Emily; and a step great-granddaughter, Sydney; five brothers and their families, Pete Williamson of Houston, Roy Williamson and Gene Williamson of Bucyrus, Allen Williamson of Burke, Va., and Carmel Williamson of Houston, Mo. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife and mother of his children, Emma Lou Bilyeu Williamson; his parents; a sister, Ruby Reese; and two brothers, Doyle and Virgil. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with the Rev. Hosea Bilyeu and Ken Lerwick officiating. Burial will be in Spokane Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2021 S. Waverly Ave. #100, Springfield, MO 65804. Springfield News Leader.


Willis, Charles A. 1880 - 1 Nov 1956 CCR 15 Nov 1956 p1

[Note: married Gail]

Funeral services for Charles A. Willis, 76. who died November 1 at his home in Billings were held November 3 in the Bradfield Presbyterian Church with Rev. Orvie Best officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery at Republic under direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Billings. A native of Bedford, Iowa, Mr. Willis came to the Ozarks in 1920 and spent the remainder of his life in the Republic and Billings community. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Gail Willis; two daughters, Mrs. Winon Utke of Billings and Mrs., Thelma Matthews of Brookline; five grandchildren one brother, John W. Willis of Fresno, Calif; and one sister, Mrs. Belle Gardner of Centerville, Iowa


Willis, Clarence 14 May 1920 - 10 Sep 1993 OH 15 Sep 1993

[Note: Son of Henry & Coy (Wright) Willis; married 18 Mar 1942 Gearldean Day]

Clarence Willis, 73, Chadwick, died 5:45 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10, 1993 in his home following a long illness. He was born May 14, 1920 in Ongo, the son of Henry and Coy Willis. On March 18, 1942, he was united in marriage to Gearldean Day. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. He was a retired construction worker who had been very active in the laborers’ union, where he was vice-president for 17 years. He spent several years as the community leader for 4-H. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Clyde and Ralph. Survivors include his wife, Gearldean, of the home; a son, Dean Willis, and his wife, Donna, Ozark; two daughters, Judy Hedglin, Las Vegas, and Linda Jenkins, Republic; seven grandsons; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Earl, Ava; five sisters, Florence Ross, Springfield, Flo Tierman, Yuma, Ariz., Hester Boyle, Springfield, Velma Adams, Elko, Nev., and Wilma Rogers, Sparta; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held Monday, Sept. 12, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Carl Thompson officiating. Burial was in White Chapel Cemetery, Springfield. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Regional Health Center, Hospitality House.


Willis, Conley 18 Jan 1888 - Feb 1973 OH 1 Mar 1973 p9

[Note: married Mae]

Rogersville - Funeral services for Conley Willis, 85, of Route 2, Rogersville, were held Sunday at the Harmony Baptist Church, west of Rogersville with the Rev. Jim Melton officiating. Burial was in Holland Cemetery under the direction of Marsh of Rogersville. A retired farmer, Mr. Willis was a veteran of World War I. He was a member of Harmony Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mae; one daughter, Mrs. Anna Lee Fielden of Route 2, Rogersville; two brothers, A. B. of Whittier, Calif. and Emerson of Clever and two grandchildren.


Willis, Coy A. (Wright) 27 Nov 1901 - 2 Jan 1985 OH 10 Jan 1985 p8

[Note: Daughter of Archibald D. & Mary L. (Johnson) Wright; married 8 Sep 1918 Henry Willis]

Services for Coy A. Willis, 83, Springfield, were held Jan. 7 in Klinger Chapel with the Rev. Carl Thompson officiating. Burial was in White Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Willis died Jan. 2 in Cox Medical Center after a six-month illness. She was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church in Douglas County. Survivors include five daughters, Florence Parker, Springfield, Flora Tiernan, Napa, Calif. Hester Willis, Springfield, Delma Adams, Pocatello, Idaho, and Wilma Rogers, Sparta; two sons, Clarence, Chadwick, and Earl, Virgil, Kan.; three brothers, Austin Wright, Ava, Lawrence Wright, Springfield and Dillard Wright, Springfield; and six sisters, Bydge Swearengin, Springfield, Estie Johnson and Ethel Maggard, both of Roseville, Calif., Lora Hunt, Ava, Dorothy Johnson, Elkhead, and Gertie, Springfield; 17 grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren.


Willis, Danny C. 16 Jan 1944 - 31 Oct 2009  SN-L 12 May 2010

[Note: Son of Willis Fred & Dolores Helen (Hodges) Willis; married 23 Dec 1968 Faye West]

Danny C. Willis, age 65, of Montrose, passed away on October 31, 2009, in the Montrose Memorial Hospital. Danny was born January 16, 1944 to Willis Fred and Dolores Helen (Hodges) Willis in Bruner, Mo. He married Faye West on December 23, 1968, in Reno, Nevada. Danny had been a resident of Bakersfield, Calif., before moving to Montrose 20 years ago and making his home until his time of death. Danny sold and installed carpet for 44 years, serving Montrose residents for 21 years. He served his country in the United States Air Force and was a member of the American Legion. Following his retirement, Danny enjoyed working in the yard, and he regarded that time as his quiet time. He cared for his dog, Lil Girl, and all the furry kittens who came to visit. Danny enjoyed meeting and visiting people. He had many special friends and loved to bring a smile to others. Danny will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him. Survivors include his wife, Faye Willis of Montrose; brother, Toby Willis and wife, Shirley; nephews Darin J. Willis and Dwight and wife Pattie; niece Lisa and husband Eddie and their grand children Chelsea and Lorie Gott. Danny was preceded in death by his parents. Graveside service will be in Old Boston Cemetery, near Oldfield, Mo., Saturday at 10 a.m. Services have been entrusted to Adams Funeral Home of Ozark.


Willis, Delores Helen (Hodges) 11 Mar 1919 - 7 Apr 1980 OH 10 Apr 1980 p10

[Note: married Fred “Bub” Willis 2 Mar 1909 - 6 Oct 1988]

Services for Mrs. Delores Willis, 61, Ozark were Wednesday in Harris Chapel with the Rev. James Applegate, Gerald Pugh and W. H. Barnett officiating. Burial was in Old Boston Cemetery near Oldfield. Mrs. Willis died at 5 a.m  Monday in her home after a short illness. Born near Ava, she was a resident of Douglas and Christian Counties most of her life. She moved from Elkhead to Ozark in 1974. She was a member of the Church of God and served as a minister in several area churches for 15 years. Survivors include her husband, Fred “Bub”; two sons, Toby G., Springfield and Danny, Oildale, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Alma Applegate, Selah, Wash.; three brothers, Doris Hodges and Elvis Hodges, both of Yakima, Wash. and Rusher Hodges, Seattle, Wash.; and four grandchildren.


Willis, Earl 19 Apr 1922 - 4 Oct 2002  CCH-N 9 Oct 2002

[Note: Son of Henry & Coy (Wright) Willis; married 29 Jun 1959 Delores Jean Cook; married 20 Oct 1989 Luetta Harvill]

Earl Willis was born April 19, 1922, at Keltner, Missouri to Henry and Coy (Wright) Willis. He departed this life October 4, 2002 in the James River Care Center in Springfield at the age of 80 years, five months, and 15 days. Willis was a retiree who had spent his working years in airline production in California and construction in Kansas as well as a business owner in the Branson area. He was a loving husband who enjoyed his family and his favorite pastime of fishing. On Oct. 20, 1989, Willis was married to Luetta (Harvill) in Harrison, Ark. Willis was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and one sister. He is survived by his wife, Luetta; his son, Raymond Willis and wife Ellerea, of Cedar Creek; his grandsons, Gary Willis and wife Janelle, and Anthony Willis and wife Jennifer; four stepchildren, Denny Harvill, Forsyth, Mary June Loftin and husband Marvin, of Ava, Phyllis Bloomer, of Ava, and B.J. Harvill; of Springfield. He is also survived by four sisters, Flo Tiernan and husband Bill, of Napa, Calif., Velma Adams and husband Gene, of Pocatello, Idaho; Hester Boyd of Springfield, and Wilma Rogers and husband Charles, of Sparta; two sisters-in-law, Geraldine Willis of Chadwick, Marie Willis of Sparta; an uncle, Dillard Wright and wife Betty, of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Oct. 7 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Reverend Carl Thompson officiating. Entombment followed in White Chapel Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Springfield.


Willis, Emerson died 1978 OH 16 Mar 1978 p12

[Note: no SSDI record found]

We would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to our relatives friends and neighbors for the prayers, flowers, food, calls, cards and many special kindnesses shown us during the sickness and death of our husband and father. A special thanks to all of you and may God bless you. The Emerson Willis Family


Willis, Eugene Paul 7 Jul 1918 - 19 Jun 1979  OH 28 Jun 1979 p3

A funeral mass was held last Friday in Trinity Catholic Church in Marshfield for Eugene Paul Willis, 60, of Springfield, bother of Mrs. Hugh Pippin of Strafford, Burial was in Marshfield Cemetery. Mr. Willis died June 19 in the MediCenter after a long illness.


Willis, Fred "Bud" 2 Mar 1909 - 6 Oct 1988 OH 13 Oct 1988

[Note: Son of George & Iona Elizabeth Nina (Harville) Willis; married 5 Nov 1936 Deloris Helen Hodges 11 Mar 1919 - 7 Apr 1980]

Fred “Bud” Willis, 79, of Ozark, died at 4:43 am, Oct 6 in the home of his son, Toby Willis, of Springfield. Mr. Willis had been under the care of his son for the past 18 months. Services for Mr. Willis were held Oct 8 in the Adams Funeral Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Darrell Swearengen officiating. Burial was in the Old Boston Cemetery, near Oldfield. Mr. Willis was born March 2, 1909, in Keltner to George and Iona Elizabeth Nina (Harville) Willis. A farmer and a former resident of Bruner and Ozark, Mr. Willis was a member of the Church of God Holiness of Springfield. On Nov 5, 1936, he was united in marriage in Ogden, UT, to Deloris Helen Hodges. She preceded him in death in 1980. Mr. Willis was converted in Nov. 1939 at Elkhead, MO. He assisted his wife in her pastorly and evangelistic duties at churches in Rogersville, Brush Arbor Church, near Ava, and other churches in Douglas County. His survivors include two sons, Toby G. Willis, Springfield, and Danny C. Willis, La Jara, CO; four grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Stewart, Springfield, and Mrs. Bertha Applegate, Ozark.


Willis, Glenn Thomas 14 Nov 1921 - 26 Nov 1979 OH 6 Dec 1979 p9

[Note: married Jean]

Services for Glenn Thomas Willis, 58, Marshfield were held Nov. 29 in Marshfield followed by military rites in Welch Cemetery. Mr. Willis was a veteran of World War II. He died Nov. 26 after apparently suffering a heart attack. Among those surviving are his wife, Jean; a son, Leo of the home; two brothers, Delmar, Rogersville and William Fordland and a sister, Mrs. Cynthia Higgins, Rogersville.


Willis, Hubert Jesse 22 Jul 1922 - 10 Nov 2003 SN-L 11 Nov 2003

[Note: Son of William Tipton & Olive (Osburn) Willis; married 21 Jul 1950 Dorothy May Holland]

Hubert Jesse Willis, 81, of Rogersville, passed away at 2:45 a.m. Monday, November 10, 2003, in Ozark Riverview Manor. Hubert was born on July 22, 1922, in Greene County to William Tipton Willis and Olive Osburn Willis. He was a glazier retiring from Springfield Glass Co. Hubert served in the U.S. Army in WWII. He was married to Dorothy May Holland on July 21, 1950. Hubert was a member of the Harmony Baptist Church, 50-year member of the Henderson Masonic Lodge #477 and the Bethel Chapter of the Eastern Star in Rogersville. He was also of the American Legion Post 676 and Union Member in Springfield. Hubert is survived by his wife, Dorothy of the home; one son, Dale Lee Willis and wife Judy of Strafford; one daughter, Donna Derrick and husband Floyd Jr. of Rogersville; one brother, William C. Bill Willis and wife Evelyn of Springfield; two grandchildren, Kevin Lee Derrick and Scott William Derrick; a sister-in-law, Carolyn Willis of Fordland; several cousins, nieces and nephews. Hubert was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, David Willis. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 12, 2003, in Harmony Baptist Church, Rogersville, with burial in Holland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today in the PrestonMarsh Funeral Home with Masonic services at 7:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Community Hospice of America. The family wishes to express their heart-felt thanks to the staff of the Ozark Riverview Manor for the loving care Hubert received.


Willis, James W. “Jay” 14 May 1961 - 23 Jun 1984 OH 28 Jun 1984 p11

[Note: Son of Denny & ? (Shaw) Willis]

Services for James W. “Jay” Willis, 23, Joplin, were held June 26, at Billings Christian Church. Burial was in Brookline Cemetery under the direction of Parker Mortuary. Mr. Willis died June 23 in Freeman Hospital in Freeman Hospital following a long illness. Born in Billings, he moved to Joplin in 1976. He graduated from Parkwood High School in Joplin and attended Missouri Southern State College for two years, he was a member of Billings Christian Church and the Order of Demolaya. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Max Reynolds, Silver Creek; his father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Denny Willis, Ozark; one brother, Tracy, Springfield, his maternal grandmother, Melissa Shaw, Phoenix, Ariz; and his paternal grandmother,  Patsy Willis, Ozark.


Willis, James W. “Jay” 14 May 1961 - 23 Jun 1984 OH 12 Jul 1984 pB10

Card of Thanks

The family of Jay Willis would like to express their appreciation for all the kind and thoughtful ways in which friends showed their kindness and concern for the loss of our loved one. Mr. and Mrs. Denny Willis and Tracy  Patsy Willis  Mr. and Mrs. Robert Henshaw and Family  26-1tp


Willis, Jessie Luetta (Morrison) Harvill 24 Aug 1925 - 6 May 2006 SN-L 7 May 2006

[Note: Daughter of William "Bill" & Matle (Nelson) Morrison; married 2 Feb 1946 Bernace Eugene "Gene" Harvill d 29 Aug 1986; married Earl Willis d 4 Oct 2002]

Jessie Luetta (Morrison) Harvill Willis, 80, Ozark, Mo., departed this life on Saturday, May 6, 2006 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. She was born August 24, 1925, at Highlonesome, the daughter of William "Bill" and Matle (Nelson) Morrison. In November 1937, Luetta was baptized and became a lifelong member of the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church. On February 2, 1946, she was united in marriage to Bernace Eugene "Gene" Harvill. From this union seven children were born. She is survived by one son, Denny Harvill of Forsyth; three daughters, Mary June Loftin and husband, Marvin, of Ava; Phyllis Bloomer of Ava; Betty Jo "B.J." Harvill of Ozark; two sisters, Ortha Lawrence of Ava, and Huba Rozell of Chadwick; one brother, Dillon Morrison and wife, Carol, of Springfield; one sister-in-law, Doris Morrison of Ava; eight very special grandchildren and 10 wonderful great-grandchildren; a special family friend, Becky Hamm; as well as a host of other relatives and good friends. Luetta was preceded in death by her husband, Gene, on August 29, 1986, and her husband, Earl Willis, on October 4, 2002; her son, Glen Allen; one infant son; one infant daughter; her parents; and two brothers, Max and Paul. Luetta raised her family and enjoyed life to the fullest on her farm in Douglas County for many years. She retired from 24 years of service at Fasco Industries of Ozark in 1990. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Carl Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Highlonesome Cemetery, Douglas County. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.


Willis, Jessie Luetta (Morrison) Harvill 24 Aug 1925 - 6 May 2006 CCH-N 17 May 2006

            Jessie Luetta (Morrison) Harvill Willis, 80, Ozark, died May 6, 2006 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield.


Willis, John H. 1947 - Nov 2011 SN-L 30 Nov 2011

[Note: No SSDI found; no Find-a-Grave record found]

            John H. Willis, 64, Ozark. Arrangements: Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home at Rivermonte.


Willis, King G., Pvt. 1906 - 24 Dec 1945 CCR 13 Jan 1944 p4

[Note: Son of James & Elizabeth (  ) Willis]

Funeral services for Pvt. King G. Willis, 39, who died Dec. 24 following a heart attack at Salt Lake City Army Air Base, where he had been stationed the past year, were held Jan. 1 at the Sparta Funeral Home, conducted by Joe Marion Applegate, with burial in National Cemetery, Springfield, under direction of the Sparta Funeral Home, Rathbun & Chaffin. He is survived by two brothers, Fred Willis of Hominy, Okla., and Henry Willis of Ongo, Mo., two sisters, Mrs. Cordia Swearengin of Ongo and Mrs. Alta Maggard of California.

Willis, Susan Elaine (Lankey) Reigstad   15 Apr 1956 - 27 Apr 2011 SN-L 30 Apr 2011
[Note: Daughter of Raymond & Florence (  ) Lankey; married ? Reigstad; married 1983 Marty Willis]
Susan Elaine Willis, 55, Ozark. Arrangements: Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.
Willis, Susan Elaine (Lankey) Reigstad  15 Apr 1956 - 27 Apr 2011 SN-L 1 May 2011 & CCH-N 4 May 2011
Susan Elaine Willis, of Ozark, Mo., died peacefully in her home, surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, April 27, 2011. She was born on April 15, 1956, and enjoyed a great childhood while growing up in Rutland, North Dakota. In 1983, she met her husband, Marty Willis, while completing her degree in electronics in Willmar, MN. They were married on the beaches of Maui, Hawaii, and spent 28 wonderful years together, living for 19 years in Brandon, SD before settling near Ozark. Susan was a kind, sweet soul. She had a great love for pets, and was active with the rescue and adoption of animals in need. Susan also had a passion for movies and books. She is survived by her husband Marty; son Jason Reigstad and wife Heather (Sioux Falls, SD); sister Mary Gomarko and husband Darrell (Brandon, SD); sister Marsha Stapleton (Springfield, MO); brother Brian Lankey and wife Sarah (Montgomery, AL). She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Florence Lankey (Willmar, MN), and brother Alan Lankey (Reno, NV). Susan was a devoted member of Christ Church Unity of Springfield. The family wishes to extend its deepest appreciation to the wonderful team of caregivers at Hospice Compassus, in particular Stephanie Scott, for their compassionate care.

Willis, William Taylor 10 May 1861 - 3 Oct 1923 CCR 5 Oct 1923 p8

[Note: Son of William & ? ( ) Willis; married Lavina 1869 - 1964]

W. T. Willis, aged 62 years, 4 months and 23 days, died of heart trouble at his home at 7:00 o’clock p.m. Wednesday, October 3, 1923. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon under direction of T. B. Chaffin with burial in the Linden cemetery.


Willmon, Christy Dawn 28 Mar 1982 - 24 Feb 2009 SN-L 28 Feb 2009

[Note: Daughter of Robert Don "Bob” & Debra Paulette "Debbie” (Allen) Willmon]

Christy Dawn Willmon, 26, Billings, passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2009, in Springfield, Missouri. She was born March 28, 1982, in Farmington, Missouri, the daughter of Robert Don "Bob” and Debra Paulette "Debbie” (Allen) Willmon. Christy graduated from Clever High School in 2000, and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Republic. She enjoyed playing and spending time with her children. Her father, Bob; and both maternal and paternal grandfathers, preceded Christy in death. She is survived by her children, Tanner and Cheylynn Willmon; her mother, Debbie; a brother and his wife, Jeremy and Kelsey Willmon; a sister and her husband, Amber and Jeff Anderson; maternal grandmother, Gretta Allen; paternal grandmother, Anna Willmon; a nephew, Tyler; two nieces, Brittney and Brianna; and many other extended family, and close friends. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 2, 2009, in Calvary Baptist Church, Republic, with Rev. Denny Marr officiating, under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Republic. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, in the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Children's Fund in care of the Oak Star Bank in Springfield. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.


Willmon, Robert Don “Bob” 8 May 1950 - 25 Aug 2007 SN-L 29 Aug 2007

[Note: Son of Robert Fulton & Anna Dora (Victory) Willmon; married 15 Oct 1976 Debra Paulette “Debbie” Allen]

Robert Don Willmon, 57, Clever, passed away on August 25, 2007, in Ellis County, Texas. He was born on May 8, 1950, in Pine Bluff, Ark., to Anna Dora (Victory) Willmon of Alabama and the late Robert Fulton Willmon. Robert was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was united in marriage to Debra Paulette Allen on October 15, 1976, in Mountain Grove, Mo., and together they shared 31 years. Robert loved to read, go canoeing, hunting, and boating on the lake. He and Debbie enjoyed movies and eating out together. He enjoyed spending time with his five grandchildren, Tyler, Brittney, Brianna, Tanner and Cheylynn, at the movies, the park, and eating out. Robert served 27 plus years in military service. He served seven years active duty in the U.S. Army, which included two tours in Vietnam where he received the Bronze Star Metal with V device and numerous other commendations. He then served 20 years in the Army National Guard. Other than his loving wife, Debbie, he will be greatly missed by a son, Robert Jeremy Willmon and wife, Kelsey, Ash Grove; two daughters, Amber Anderson and husband, Jeff, and Christy Willmon, all of Clever; eight brothers, Gary and wife, Connie, N.C., Richard and wife, Ingrid, Ala., Ray, Jay, and Jon and wife, Tracy, Alabama, Victor Manes and wife, Shelly, California, Jeff Manes and wife, Pam, Texas, and Jay Willmon, Republic, Mo.; two sisters, Tina Kearnes and husband, Gene, Texas, and Mary "Shorty" Willmon, Arkansas; five grandchildren; his mother-in-law, Gretta Sue Allen, Mountain Grove, Mo.; numerous other relatives and close friends. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, August 31, 2007, in Calvary Baptist Church in Republic with Rev. Mike Green officiating under direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Military honors and interment will follow at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Online condolences may be made at www.meadors funeralhome.com.


Willoughby, Annie N. (Herndon) 5 Feb 1885 - 17 Apr 1925

[Note: Daughter of James Randolph  & Cynthia Manerva (Aven ) Herndon; married Elisha E. Willoughby 2 Mar 1882 - 18 Aug 1967]

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie N. Willoughby, 39 years old, who died at her home, 723 South Lexington Avenue, Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock will be held this afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Church of Christ at the intersection of South Broadway Avenue and West Madison Street. Burial will be in Manley cemetery under direction of W. L. Starne, undertaker. Mrs. Willoughby is survived by her father, James R. Herndon, her husband, two daughters, Misses Lena and Gracie Willoughby, two sisters, Mrs. Maude Miller and Mrs. William Hartley, and two brothers, John Herndon and Clyde Herndon. Clyde Herndon is of Nixa, the others all of Springfield. The following persons will act as pallbearers: Mesdames McCain, Conley, Pruitt, Elder, Hunt and Taylor. The Republican, April 19, 1925.


Willoughby, Bert T. 4 Apr 1893 - 15 Apr 1974   SN-L 20 Apr 1974

[Note: married Lila Mae Fugitt Aug 1892 - Aug 1958]

Funeral services for Bert T. Willoughby, 81, of Clever, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Harris Funeral Chapel, Nixa, with the Rev. Larry Stevens officiating. Burial will be in the Delaware Cemetery, near Nixa. Mr. Willoughby died at 5 a.m. Friday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield. He was a resident of the Boaz community in Christian County most of his life. Survivors include; two sons, Leonard H. of Clever and Javen W. of Nixa; two daughters, Mrs. Irene Wilhite of Springfield and Mrs. Clayoma Peebles of the home; eight grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. {Springfield {Mo} News and Leader April 20, 1974} Contributed by Jamie Hubbert.


Willoughby, Elisha E. 2 Mar 1882 - Sep 1967

[Note: Son of Henry C. & Margaret C. (Sanders) Willoughby; married Annie N. Herndon 5 Feb 1885 - 17 Apr 1925]

Elisha Willoughby, 85, died at 4:35 p.m. Monday in the Sunshine Acres Nursing Home where he had been a patient two years. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Gracie High, Wenatchee, Wash., and Mrs. Lena Murphy, Yakima, Wash.; two brothers, Marshall, Nixa and Bert, Clever; and five grandchildren. Arrangements will be announced by Ayre-Goodwin.

Note: this clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner has a handwritten date of 1967 on it.


Willoughby, Frank Vincent Apr 1886 - 3 Feb. 1959   CCR 19 Feb 1959 p8

[Note: Son of Henry C. & Margaret C. (Sanders) Willoughby; married Maude B. Butler 24 Feb 1895 - 11 Jan 1919; married Laura A. Tennis 26 Sep 1881 - Sep 1974 m/1 Nokes]

Funeral services for Frank Vincent Willoughby, 72 of Nixa who died Tuesday, Feb. 3 at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, following a long illness, were held Feb. 5 in the Harris Funeral Chapel At Nixa with L. O. Sanderson officiating. Burial was in Delaware Cemetery under direction of Harris. A native of Christian County, he was a farmer and resided most of his life in the Nixa community. He was a member of the Church of Christ.  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Laura Willoughby; two sons, Fred Willoughby of Minneapolis, Minn. and Paul Willoughby of Portland, Ore., one daughter, Mrs. Zoe Austin of Springfield, Ore.; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren; four brothers, Elijah Willoughby and Elisha Willoughby, both of Springfield, Mo, Marshall Willoughby of Nixa and Bert Willoughby of Clever.


Willoughby, Gerald 24 Feb 1912 - 26 Jan 1996    CCH-N 31 Jan 1996 [CCH-N 13 Jan 1996  (SIC)]

[Note: Son of Henry & Hattie B. (Hunt) Willoughby; married 3 Feb 1946 Mildred M. Baum; Hattie Hunt married Marshall Willoughby - is obit mistaken??]

Gerald Willoughby, age 78. of Springfield, passed away at 10:27 a.m.. Friday, Jan. 26. 1996, in Greene Haven Nursing Home. He was born Feb. 24, 1912, in Nixa, the son of Henry and Hattie Hunt Willoughby. He was married to Mildred M. Baum February 3, 1946. He was a 32-year employee of Kraft Foods, where he worked as a processor in the cheese-making department before his retirement. He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ and the Kraft Retiree's Club. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Bessie Hedgpeth, Mary Willoughby, and Leona Brock.  He is survived by his wife, Mildred, of the home; three daughters, Marsha Schatz and her husband, Charles, Springfield, Elaine Tebbenkamp and her husband, Gary, Creve Couer, Mo., and Gerra Harter, Billings; three brothers, Marion “Brownie” Willoughby and his wife, Twilla, Springfield, Elmo “Bud” Willoughby and his wife, JoAnn, Nixa, and Phil Willoughby and his wife, Peggy, Springfield; three sisters, Lily Breazeale and her husband, Frank, Nixa, Cecil Jaynes and her husband, Charles, Springfield, and Lucy Jones and her husband, Lewis, of Nixa; four grandsons, Brian and John Welde, Springfield, and Joel and Andrew Tebbenkamp, Creve Couer, Mo.; five step-granddaughters; two greatgranddaughters; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, Jan. 29, in St. John's United Church of Christ, with the Reverends Sol Codillo and Doug Burwick officiating under the direction of Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home. Burial was in Maple Park Cemetery. Visitation was from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Sunday in the funeral home, ln lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John's United Church of Christ Memorial Fund, 1110 N. Main, Springfield, Mo. 65802.


Willoughby, Goldia Mae (Wilson) 25 Jul 1913 - 15 Aug 1995   SN-L 17 Aug 1995

[Note: Daughter of John W. & Clara Belle (Fugitt) Wilson; married Leonard H. Willoughby 11 Jan 1914 - 4 Feb 1997]

Goldia M. Willoughby, 82, Clever was born July 25, 1913, in Stone County, a daughter of John W. and Belle (Fugitt) Wilson, and died at 11:20 p.m. Tuesday, August 15, 1995, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. Mrs. Willoughby was a member of the Mount Sinai Baptist Church of Boaz, and Community Club. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Leonard, of the home: a son and his wife, Ronnie and Sue Willoughby, Clever; a sister, Dovie Seals, Clever; three grandsons; and four great-grandchildren. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Mount Sinai Baptist Church with the Rev. David Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Delaware Cemetery, near Nixa under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home of Clever. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. {Springfield (Mo} News Leader August 17, 1995} Contributed by Jamie Hubbert.


Willoughby, Hattie B. (Hunt) 18 Feb 1888 - 10 Nov 1981 OH 19 Nov 1981 p12

[Note: Daughter of Harris H. & Mary E. (Young) Hunt; married Marshall Willoughby 27 Apr 1884 - 16 Oct 1973]

Services for Hattie B. Willoughby, 93, Nixa, were held Nov. 13 in Harris Chapel with the Rev. John Johnson officiating. Burial was in Delaware Cemetery. Mrs. Willoughby died Nov. 10 in her home after a long illness. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Nixa. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Bessie Hedgpeth, Nixa, Miss Lillie Willoughby, of the home, Mrs. Cecil Jaynes, Mrs. Lucy Jones and Mrs. Leona Brock, all of Springfield; four sons, Gerald, Marion "Brownie" and Phil, all of Springfield, and Elmo "Bud", Nixa; a brother, Fay Hunt, Nixa; 20 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and three step great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church Building Fund.


Willoughby, Ida (Nelson) 4 Oct 1874 - 6 Mar 1926   SL 7 Mar 1926

[Note: Daughter of J. C. & Lula (Jameson) Nelson; married William Willoughby]

Mrs. Ida Willoughby, 53, died yesterday at her home 795 College Street and will be buried in Manley cemetery near Battlefield. She is survived by two sons Chester Willoughby of Springfield and Lester Willoughby of Kansas City.  Springfield Leader, March 7, 1926.


Willoughby, Leonard H. 11 Jan 1914 - 4 Feb 1997 OH 29 May 1986 p9

[Note: Son of Bert T. & Lila W. (Fugitt) Willoughby; married Goldie M. Wilson 25 Jul 1913 - 15 Aug 1995]


Willoughby, Goldia M. (Wilson) 25 Jul 1913 - 15 Aug 1995 OH 29 May 1986 p9

[Note: Daughter of John W. & Clara Bell (Harding) Wilson; married Leonard H. Willoughby 11 Jan 1914 - 4 Feb 1997]

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Willoughby of Boaz will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 8 with an open house at their home from 2 until 5 p.m. The omission of gifts is requested. Hosts for the event will be their son, Ronnie, daughter-in-law, Sue, and grandsons, Brad, Monty, and Corey. Co-hosts will be Dovie Seals and Peggie Raper,. Goldie Wilson and Leonard Willoughby were married June 6, 1936 at the home of Rev. W. L. Watson, pastor of the Clever Baptist Church.


Willoughby, Lila May (Fugitt) 28 Aug 1892 - 28 Aug 1958  SN-L 28 Aug 1958

[Note: Daughter of Henry & Sarah “Sadie: (Wolfe) Fugitt; married Bert  T. Willoughby 4 Apr 1893 - 15 Apr 1974]

Mrs. Lila Willoughby died at her home in the Boaz community, on her 66th birthday. She is survived by; her husband, Burt; two sons, Leonard of Clever and Javen of Springfield; two daughters, Mrs. Clayoma Peebles of  Clever and Mrs. Irene Wilhite of Springfield; four sisters, Mrs. Bertha Gilmore of Springfield, Mrs. Edna Gideon of Springfield, Mrs. Carrie Fugitt of Kansas City and Mrs. Jimmie Peebles of Clever; 8 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Harris Funeral Home will announce the arrangements.{ Springfield {Mo} News and Leader August 29, 1958 }


Willoughby, Lila May (Fugitt) 28 Aug 1892 - 28 Aug 1958  SN-L 30 Aug 1958

Funeral services for Mrs. Lila Willoughby, 66, who died Thursday in her home in the Boaz community, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, with the Rev. R.W. Forbis officiating. Burial will be in the Delaware Cemetery, near Nixa. Harris Funeral Home will be in charge. {Springfield {Mo} News and Leader August 30, 1958} Contributed by Jamie Hubbert.


Willoughby, Lila May (Fugitt) 28 Aug 1892 - 28 Aug 1958 CCR 11 Sep 1958 p8

Funeral services for Mrs. Lila May Willoughby who died on her 66th birthday, Aug, 28, at her home at Boaz, were held Sunday, Aug. 31 at 2:00 p.m. in the Delaware Church with Rev. R. W. Forbis officiating. Burial was in Delaware Cemetery under direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Clever. Survivors include her husband, Bert T. Willoughby of the home; two sons, Leonard Willoughby of Clever and Javen Willoughby of Springfield; two daughters, Mrs. Irene Wilhite of Springfield and Mrs. Clayoma Peebles of Clever; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Bertha Gilmore and Mrs. Edna Gideon, both of Springfield; Mrs Carrie Fugitt of Kansas City, Kan. and Mrs. Jimmie Peebles of Clever.


Willoughby, Margaret C. (Sanders) 1 Nov 1852 - 26 Apr 1929 CCR 2 May 1929 p1

[Note: Daughter of William & Rachel (Wickersham) Sanders; married Henry C. Willoughby 12 Feb 1853 - 11 Dec 1931]

In memory of our darling mother, Margaret C. Sanders, who was born November 1st, 1851 and died April 26th, 1929. She was the wife of Henry C. Willoughby, to whom she had been married 54 years. To this union were born ten children, two of whom died in infancy. She is survived by eight children, 18 grandchildren, 4 great grand-children and 2 sisters. Eleven grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and 4 sisters have preceded her in death. She was converted to the Christian church at an early age and lived faithful. The children who survive are: Will, Eliza and Elisha, all of Springfield; Marshal, Frank and Mrs. Maggie Holden, all of Nixa, and Bert and Mrs. Bertha Ghan of Clever. The sisters are Mrs. Virginia Young and Mrs. Mary Sanders. She has gone to yonder city, To abide for ever more, In that land of faultless beauty, She has reached a brighter short: We shall meet in that bright mansion, Where sad partings come no more, In that land of faultless beauty, She has reached a brighter shore.  -  Written by Maggie


Willoughby, Margarete (Matthews) 5 Aug 1901 - 31 Mar 1986  OH 10 Apr 1986 p5

Services for Marguerete Willoughby, 84, Springfield, were held April 3 in Greenlawn Funeral Home North with Dr. David Cavin officiating. Burial was in Springfield National Cemetery. Mrs. Willoughby died March 31 in Maranatha Manor following a long illness. Survivors include two daughters, Helen M. Doran, Bolivar and Louise Willoughby, Nixa; two brothers, Harry Matthews, Marshfield and John Matthews, Springfield; one sister, Alice Helton, Springfield; eight grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; and 11 great-great grandchildren.


Willoughby, Marion Victor "Brownie" 7 Oct 1921 - 11 Apr 2005 SN-L 13 Apr 2005

[Note; Son of Marshall  &  Hattie B. (Hunt) Willoughby; married 24 May 1955 Twilla M. Arnold Bowman]

Marion was the 7th child born to his parents, Marshall and Hattie Willoughby, at their home in Nixa on October 7, 1921. "Brownie" was a nickname given to him by his grandmother short for "My Brown Boy" as he would get such a dark tan while working in the hay fields. After graduating from high school at Clever in 1940, he enlisted into the Army on September 12, 1944, and trained at Camp Roberson in Little Rock, Ark. During World War II he was deployed to Germany to fight the Axis Powers and served in the military mail service. He learned to speak a little German with the locals in the towns of Hamburg, Marburg, and along the Rhine River. On his return home to the states from London, by way of the Queen Mary, crossing the English Channel during a storm, it took 29 days before passing the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor. On October 28, 1944, he married Wanda L. Sissel and together they had two children, Vicky Faye and Grover Kent, and later divorced. While working for the "Frisco Railroad" in Monett, "Brownie" met and later married Twilla M. Bowman on May 24, 1955. Together they raised her two boys, Kenneth R. Arnold and Ronald E. Bowman, and their son, Hal Dean Willoughby. After moving to Springfield, "Brownie" worked at SMSU first as a night custodian, and later as a supervisor for the custodial staff over the five dormitories. At home he enjoyed gardening, hunting, and fishing. "Brownie" also enjoyed writing poems about many of the things he experienced, saw or even dreamed throughout his life; remembering the good times while growing up on a farm in a small Missouri town during the "Great Depression" with his six sisters and three brothers, and the sad times overseas, serving in the Army during World War II. Some of these he shared with his loved ones and others were written down for his remembrance. The Reverend Alden Jaynes, in the Victory Baptist Church in Springfield, baptized "Brownie" and his son, Hal Dean, together on October 26, 1969. After his early retirement in 1982, "Brownie" learned to paint with oils by viewing "Bob Ross" on TV. He was later able to meet Bob and give him one of his small paintings. He also learned to sketch with pen and ink; many of his drawings were given away and others displayed throughout the home. "Brownie", after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's, went to live at the Woodland Manor on September 11, 2004, staying there until the time of his passing on April 11, 2005, at the age of 83 years. "Brownie" was preceded in death by his parents and seven of his siblings: Margaret "Mary" Willoughby, Velta Leone "Lee" Brock, Waldo "Gerald" Willoughby, Ellen "Bessie" Hedgpeth, Florence "Cecil" Jaynes, Wesley Elmo "Bud" Willoughby, and "Lillie" Belle Breazeale. "Brownie" is survived by his wife, "Twilla" Mae; their son, Hal "Dean" and his wife, Deborah, their two children, Rachel Dawn and her husband, Christopher D. Peters of Camdenton, and Randall Dean Willoughby of Springfield; two stepsons, Kenneth Ray Arnold of Diamond, and Ronald Eugene Bowman of Springfield; two children from his first marriage, Vickey Faye and her husband, Bruce Page, their two children, Kimberly Lynn Page and Jeffery Lee Page of Ozark, and Grover Kent Kelsey and his wife, Kathy, their two children, Tammy Rama York and Amanda Dawn Kelsey of Lebanon; a sister, Agnes "Lucy" Jones and her husband, Lewis of Nixa; a brother, Marshall Phillip "Phil" Willoughby and his wife, Peggy of Springfield; and also a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, step grandchildren, step great grandchildren, and many friends. Visitation will be today, April 13, 2005, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Greenlawn South. Memorial services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home with burial to follow at the Delaware Cemetery in Nixa. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to Community Hospices of America. The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to all the staff and caregivers at Woodland Manor, who provided their loving care, respect and kindness to "Brownie".


Willoughby, Nancy Treva (Shelton) 9 Apr 1880 - 21 Dec 1939 CCR 28 Dec 1939 p1

[Note: Daughter of William H. & Leticia “Tressie“ (Perkins) Shelton; married 23 Nov 1902 Elijah Will Willoughby 2 Mar 1882 - Sep 1963]

Nancy Treva Shelton was born April 9, 1880, and departed this life December 21, 1939, age 59 years, 7 months and 6 days. She was married to Elijah Willoughby November 23, 1902, and to this union were born four children, three sons and one daughter. One son preceded her in death, those remaining are: Clay of Springfield, Donald of Fair Grove, and Mrs. Marie Sartin of Battlefield, MO. Beside the husband and children with their companions, she is survived by one brother, J.O. Shelton of Springfield, MO, two sisters, Mrs. H.W. Herndon of Springfield, and Mrs. Sam Wallace of Fair Grove, MO; five grandchildren, other relatives and a host of friends to mourn her departure. She professed faith in Christ at the age of 16 years, and at the time of death, she was a member of the Wilson Creek Baptist Church. She had a smile and a good word for everyone. Funeral services were conducted at 1 pm Friday at the Delaware Chapel conducted by Rev. Alvin Keith of Strafford, MO, with burial there under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever, MO.


Willoughby, Wesley Elmo "Bud" 7 Mar 1927 - 18 Nov 1998  CCH-N 14 Oct 1998

[Note: Son of Marshall & Hattie B. (Hunt) Willoughby; married 21 Apr 1951 Joan Burchfield]

W. E. "Bud" Willoughby, age 71, of Nixa, died Wednesday, November 18, in his home, after a long illness. He was born March 7, 1927, the son of Marshall and Hattie Willoughby. The nickname "Bud" was given to him by his grandmother at an early age. He graduated from Clever High School and at that time decided to remain on the family farm where he was born. April 21, 1951 he and Joan Burchfield from Webster County were married. They worked side by side on the farm. Bud served his country in the U.S. Army. For several years he worked as a painter with Jim and Gaylord Jackson and later on his own. The people he worked for became special to him. He had been a member of Nixa Christian Church since he was a teenager. Survivors include: his wife, Joan; two children, Carolyn Fenley and her husband, Dan, Nixa, and Dale Willoughby, of the home; two sisters, Lilly Breazeale and her husband, Frank, and Lucy Jones and her husband. Lewis, all of Nixa; two brothers, Brownie Willoughby and his wife, Twilla, and Phil Willoughby and his wife, Peggy, all of Springfield; two sisters-in-law, Mildred Willoughby, Springfield, and Betty Murphy, Fordland, and three brothers-in-law, Charles Jaynes, Springfield, Bill Burchfield, Marshfield and John Burchfield, Grand Island, New York. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Gerald Willoughby, and four sisters, Bessie Hedgpeth, Mary Willoughby, Cecil Jaynes, and Leona Brock. Funeral services were Saturday, November 21, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Dr. Jack Barnes officiating. Burial was in Delaware Cemetery

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