Wilson, Henry M., d. 1952 - Wilson, Mary Evelyn, d. 2009

 

Wilson, Henry M. “Don” 21 Dec 1866 - 22 Oct 1952 CCR 30 Oct 1952 p15

[Note: Son of William R. & Martha (  ) Wilson; married 14 Oct 1914 Margaret A. Barnett]

Henry M. “Don” Wilson was born on December 21, 1866 near Ozark, Missouri, the son of William R. and Martha Wilson and passed away at his home in the  Riverdale community on October 22, 1952. Mr. Wilson lived most of his life in Christian County and before his retirement to his farm a few years ago had been in the drug store business in Nixa; served as a guard at the State Penitentiary at Jefferson City for 12 years and worked with a business firm in Springfield for 15 years. On October 14, 1894, he was united in marriage to Margaret A. Barnett and to this union two sons were born. One son, Claude, passed away in infancy. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Margaret Wilson of the home; one son, Emmett Wilson of Springfield; one granddaughter, Mrs. Paul S. Morton of Springfield; one great grandson, Bruce William Morton; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon in the Harris Chapel at Nixa with Rev. Fred Jackman officiating, Burial was made in Greenlawn Cemetery in Springfield.

 

Wilson, Herbert James, “Herb”, Jr. 11 Jun 1959 - 20 Jul 2004 CCH-N 28 July 2004 & SN-L 23 Jul 2004

[Note: Son of Herbert James & Lucille O. (   ) Wilson]

Herbert James "Herb" Wilson, Jr."Herb" Wilson, Jr., 45, was born June 11, 1959 in Springfield. He died July 20, 2004 in Ozark. Herb graduated from Nixa High School in 1977. He was very involved in photography and worked on the school newspaper. He later attended Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg. He loved hunting, bowling, and playing golf. Herb worked in the parts department for several trucking companies, Prime, Kenworth, and Peterbilt in Springfield and Little Rock, Arkansas. Survivors include: His children, Heather Williams and her husband Jerod, Ozark, Benjamin Wilson and Abigail Wilson, Springfield; father Herbert James Wilson, Sr., Ozark; sister Phyllis Cox and her husband Roy, Joplin; nephew Christopher Cox and wife Lindsay; and great niece Kamryn Cox, Joplin. He was preceded in death by his mother Lucille O. Wilson and a niece, Melanie Cox. Private services planned with cremation under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

©Ozarks Newsstand 2004

 

Wilson, Herbert James,  Sr. 30 Mar 1916 - 7 Jun 2005  SN-L 9 Jun 2005

[Note: married Lucille O.]

Herbert J. Wilson, Sr., passed away Tuesday, June 7, in National Health Care of Joplin. He was formerly of Ozark, Mo. He was 89 years old. He was born in Meta, Mo., on March 30, 1916. He joined the U.S. Navy, saw many parts of the world, and survived combat during World War II. He retired after 20 years. He then served as a guard for 20 years with the federal prisons in Leavenworth, Kan., and Springfield, Mo. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, and hunting. He was also a good fix-it man around the home. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille O. Wilson, in 1990; a son, Herbert J. Wilson, in 2004; and a granddaughter, Melanie, in 2004. His daughter, Phyllis and her husband, Roy, survive him. Also surviving are grandchildren, Christopher Cox and his wife, Lindsay, of Joplin, Mo., Heather Williams and her husband, Jared, Benjamin and Abigail Wilson, of Springfield, Mo.; and a great-granddaughter, Kamryn Cox. A graveside service will be held in National Cemetery in Springfield, Mo., on Friday, June 10, 2005.

 

Wilson, Homer Gene 23 Jan 1936 - 6 Sep 2004 SN-L 7 Sep 2004

[Note: Son of Lloyd & Ivon (Medlin) Wilson; married 17 Aug 1957 JoAnn Keithley]

Homer Gene Wilson, 68, Clever, passed away at 12:45 a.m. Monday, September 6, 2004, in a campsite at the Bar-K Ranch, near Chadwick, where he was spending the weekend for a yearly trail ride. He was born January 23, 1936, in Springfield, Mo., to Lloyd and Ivon (Medlin) Wilson. He was united in marriage to JoAnn Keithley August 17, 1957. They have made their home and raised their family in the Clever area. He served in the National Guard for two years and later retired from Kerr-McGee Chemical Company in 1998. He was a member of the Jamesville Baptist Church, where he enjoyed playing his guitar. He also enjoyed driving his wagon in trail rides and gardening. He is survived by his wife, JoAnn; two sons, Gary Wilson, Highlandville, and Allen Wilson, Clever; a daughter, Libby Langley, Hurley; nine grandchildren; nine brothers, George, Benny, Arvey, Kent, Randy, David and Paul, all of Crane, James, Highlandville, and Stanley, Galena; three sisters, Judy Leisure, Highlandville, Jewel Burns, state of California, and Mary Deckard, Crane. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 8, 2004, in Meadors Funeral Home, Clever, with Rev. Ron Hensley officiating. Burial will be in Union Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today, September 7, in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Jamesville Baptist Church.

Wilson, Irma Lucille 8 Feb 1915 - 8 Mar 1926 CCR 12 Mar 1926 p1

[Note: Daughter of  Sidney Albert "Bert" & Dora (Melton) Wilson; Erma on tombstone]

Irma Lucille Wilson, aged 11 years and 28 days, died at the Ozark Sanatarium Monday night about 11 o’clock. The remains were taken to the undertaking rooms of T. B. Chaffin and prepared for burial. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church at Selmore Wednesday afternoon, March 10th, conducted by Rev. J. J. Parten of the Ozark Baptist church with burial in the Selmore cemetery under direction of T. B. Chaffin. The deceased was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Wilson, living west of Selmore and leaves the parents, two sisters and two brothers to mourn her untimely death. The little one was a great sufferer for a number of days after undergoing an operation for appendicitis, before death came to her relief. The family has the deepest sympathy of their friends and acquaintances in this time of bereavement.

 

Wilson, Isadora 1863 - 11 Aug 1942 CCR 27 Aug 1942 p1

[Note: married J. W. Wilson]

Funeral services for Isadora Wilson, 79, who died Aug. 11 in a Springfield hospital, were held Aug. 13, at Oak Ridge church, conducted by Rev. Reg Mapes, with interment in Oak Ridge cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. A resident of Beloit, Kan., in early girlhood she came to Taney county, Mo, with her husband, J.W. Wilson, in 1883. Survivors include the husband and two children.

 

Wilson, Isaac Daniel 7 Jan 1923 - 23 Jan 2009 SN-L 25 Jan 2009 & SN-L 26 Jan 2009

[Note: Son of James & Lulu ( ) Wilson; married 1942 Charlotte Winders]

Issac Daniel Wilson, 86, of Springfield passed away Friday January 23, 2009 in Cox Medical Center South. Isaac was born January 7, 1923 in Santa Fe, Mo, to James and Lulu Wilson. He served his country with the Army 24th Division during World War II in the South Pacific. He married Charlotte Winders in 1942. They both have been lifelong members of the Christian Church and have attended Nixa Christian Church for the past 15 years. Isaac was an auto mechanic and owned Motor Specialty for several years. He was preceded in death by his parents; three infant siblings, two sisters and one brother. Isaac is survived by his wife of 66 years, Charlotte; daughter Regena Jones and her husband Charles of Ash Grove; sister Jane Scrogin of Farmington, Mo.; two grandsons, Matthew and Andrew Jones both of Willard. Services will be held Monday January 26, 2009 in Nixa Christian Church at 11:30 a.m., with the Rev. Chad Mattingly officiating. Burial follow in Missouri Veterans Cemetery under the care of Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Nixa Christian Church 400 Northview Nixa, MO 65714.

 

Wilson, Iva (Farthing) 6 May 1890 - 3 Mar 1952  CCR 6 Mar 1952

[Note: Daughter of John Allison & Emma (Garrison) Farthing; married Rev. J. Arthur Wilson 30 Oct 1883 - 30 Jan 1944]

Mrs. Iva Wilson, 62, a former resident of Springfield and Ozark communities, died at 2:30 p.m. Monday in St. John’s hospital in Tulsa. Funeral services were held at 10 am Thursday in the Ozark Baptist church. The Rev. Oscar Pigg officiating. Burial was in McCracken Cemetery near Ozark under the direction of Chaffin of Ozark. Mrs. Wilson was the widow of the Rev. J. Arthur Wilson. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. George McKinney and Mrs. Henry Cantrell, three sisters, Mrs. Spencer Miller of Rogersville, Mrs. Florence Stewart of Springfield, and Mrs. Ella Roper of Ozark, and two brothers, Dr. R. R. Farthing of Ozark and Will Farthing of Sparta, MO.

 

Wilson, Iva Mae (Fisher) Murphy 22 Apr 1901 - 1 Jan 1973 OH 4 Jan 1973 p8

[Note: Daughter of John Clementine & Kissiah Abbie (Wilhite) Fisher; married Huber Harry Myrphy; married Lee Wilson]

Mrs. Iva Mae Wilson, 71, of 451 South Missouri, Springfield, died at 12:15 p.m. Monday at Springfield Baptist Hospital following a long illness. Mrs. Wilson was a retired practical nurse and a member of the Pythian Avenue Baptist Church. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Betty Carden of Willard and two sisters, Mrs. Lula Stine of Ozark and Mrs. Ann Hall, Springfield. Funeral services were at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of the Ozarks with the Rev. Bill Spindler officiating. Burial was in East Lawn Cemetery.

 

Wilson, Jack R. 10 Sep 1939 - 10 Sep 2008 SN-L 11 Sep 2008 & AdamsFH &  CCH-N 17 Sep 2008

[Note: Son of James R. & Lora ( ) Wilson; married 12 Jan 1957 Lora Jean Evans 28 Sep 1938 - 17 Mar 2002]

Jack R. Wilson, age 69, of Nixa, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2008, after a long battle with heart disease. He was born in Crane, Missouri, September 10, 1939, to James R. and Lora Wilson. He married Lora Jean Evans January 12, 1957. She preceded him in death in 2002. Jack was a loving husband, devoted father, and friend to all. He retired from Burlington Northern Railroad in 1990. He had a great love for the Springfield Cardinals Baseball Team and will be truly missed at the basketball games of the Nixa Eagles and the Lady Bears. Jack is survived by his son, Les and Peggy Wilson, Republic; daughters, Candy Wilson, Cape Girardeau, Julie Wilson, Lake of the Ozarks, and Sandy and Steve Dubroc, Sedalia; grandchildren, Jack and Jimmy Wilson, Republic, and Hollie and Tyler Dubroc, Sedalia; sisters, Eliene Harmon and Maxie Faye Metcalf, both of Crane; a brother Garry Wilson of Crane; step-brothers, Carroll Compton, Republic and J.C. Compton, Springfield; and his mother-in-law, Adine Evans of Aurora. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Rev. Joseph Fahl officiating. Burial will follow in Crane Community Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday (today), in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in memory of Jack to Seasons Hospice, 1831 Melville Road, Springfield, MO 65803.

 

Wilson, James Arthur, Rev. 30 Oct 1883 - 30 Jan 1944 CCR 3 Feb 1944 p1

[Note: Son of Rev. Leonard C. & Julia (Farthing) Wilson; married Iva Farthing 6 May 1890 - 3 Mar 1952]

Funeral services for Rev. James Arthur Wilson, 60, of Shamrock, Okla., who died Jan. 30 in a Tulsa hospital, were held Wednesday morning at the Chaffin Funeral Home in Ozark conducted by Rev. Floyd Hanks, with burial in McCracken Cemetery under direction of T.B. Chaffin. The following obituary was read at the funeral service: James Arthur Wilson was born Oct. 30, 1883 at Boone, N.C. He was the son of Rev. Leonard C. and Julia Farthing Wilson. He was united in marriage to Miss Iva Farthing at Miami, Okla., on Dec. 24, 1910. To this union four children were born, two of whom died in infancy. Rev. Wilson was converted at the age of 10 years and united with the Bethel Baptist Church near Sweet Water, N.C. He came of a noble lineage of preachers. His father, his uncle, his grandfather, great grandfather and one brother were preachers. His great grandfather was the first Baptist Missionary to the Blue Ridge Mountain country in North Carolina. Though he was teaching school at the time of his marriage, he soon surrendered to God’s call and entered the ministry at 27 years of age. He spent 34 active years in the ministry, being a successful evangelist; for many years a missionary and for the past 10 years he was in the pastorate in Oklahoma. In Missouri, he served as missionary in Christian, Greene and Texas-Wright counties. He also served as pastor of various Churches throughout this section of the state. Though a man of modesty, it was known that through his influence thousands were won to the Lord and indirectly he pointed many more thousands into the way that leads to life everlasting. The surviving relatives are: his wife, Mrs. Iva Wilson; two daughters, Mrs. Geo. McKinney, Bixby, Okla., and Mrs. Henry F. Cantrell, Shamrock, Okla.; one sister, Mrs. Carter Cook, Elizabethton, Tenn.; three brothers, W. Ray Wilson, Sweetwater, N.C., Rev. Clay Wilson, evangelist in Michigan, and Dr. R.B. Wilson, Philadelphia, Pa.; and one grandson, James Marion McKinney, two years old.

 

Wilson, Jay W. 28 Jun 1916 - 9 Mar 1987 OH 20 Mar 1986 p8

[Note: Son of Noah Alton & Flora (Parker) Wilson; married Mar 1936 Jency]

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Wilson, Jency OH 20 Mar 1986 p8

[Note: no SSDI record found]

Wilson’s Commemorate Fiftieth Anniversary

A 50th Wedding Anniversary was commemorated at the farm home of Jay and Jency Wilson on March 16th, 1986 in their honor. Helping prepare for the occasion were their two sons, LeRoy and Ray and their families. Appropriate decorations of a golden hue were throughout the house. A bouquet of yellow roses graced a table in the living room, a gift from Jay to Jency. The cake and punch and the necessary serving materials were provided by Mary Fritz and two sons, Toby and Joe of Brookline, Missouri. The serving table was covered in gold cloth overlaid with lace where Marla Wilson, a granddaughter and Allen Wilson, a grandson, served. The table for registration of guests was covered in similar colors centered with a golden vase holding bronze colored flowers and presided over by a grandson, Brian Wilson. An emblem of 50 years was nearby. Pictures were taken by the families under the supervision of daughter-in-law, Mary Lee and Barbara Wilson as an album was prepared. The Wilsons received ninety cards and about one hundred fifty attended the observance. Among those present were six ministers had been a pastor at the Union Ridge Baptist Church where the Wilsons are members or held revivals there. On this particular balmy Sunday, the Wilson children and their families attended church with Jay and Jency, except Melissa, daughter of Ray and Mary Lee, who was in Pratt, Kansas where her college curriculum wouldn’t permit her being away at the time. Two highlights of the day were when a niece called from Texas and a young man who spent two years with them and attended school at Clever along with Leroy graduating in 1954, called from California.

 

Wilson, James Wilbur “Jim” 29 Jun 1954 - 18 Feb 2006 SN-L 21 Feb 2006

[Note: Son of Wilbur Earl & Mary Maxine (Hammons) Wilson]

James Wilbur Wilson, 51, Ozark, passed away suddenly in his home on Saturday, February 18, 2006. He was born June 29, 1954, in Christian County the son of Wilbur Earl and Mary Maxine (Hammons) Wilson. Jim graduated from Ozark High School in 1972 and attended Graff Vo-Tech Center. In 1980, he began his career as a computer programmer with Acme Structural Inc. He worked his way up the company ladder and after 25 years was Director of Sales. He was well-respected by his co-workers and friends for his honesty, kindness, self- sacrificing spirit, and incredible sense of humor. Jim loved computers, corvettes, collecting ink pens and was totally devoted to spoiling his granddaughter, Nataly. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Enoch and Edna Hammons; his paternal grandparents, Samuel and Dora Wilson; and one brother, Daniel Wilson. Jim is lovingly survived by his parents, Wilbur and Maxine Wilson, and daughter, Jaime Flagg, all of Ozark; two adopted daughters, Jennifer Wilson, of Ozark, and Robyn Graves, of Kansas City, Missouri; sister, Janis Sue Crable and husband, Leonard, of Battlefield, Missouri; three granddaughters, Nataly Flagg, Laura Graves and Aisling Wilson; two grandsons, Casey and Bowen Graves; two nieces, Stephanie Kragskow and Tillie Woods; nephew, George Crable; best friend, Randy Burnett; special friend, Jackie Newby; other relatives and countless friends. Funeral services and celebration of Jim's life will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 23, 2006, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, Missouri, with Rev. Jerry Applegate officiating. Burial will follow in Selmore Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, February 22, 2006, in the funeral home.

 

Wilson, Jency Geneva (Robinson) 1 Mar 1917 - 30 Oct 2011 SN-L 1 Nov 2011

[Note: Daughter of J. R. & Iva Mae (Cloud) Robinson; married 21 Mar 1936 Jay W. Wilson]

            Jency Geneva Wilson, 94, Republic. Arrangements: Meadors Funeral Home, Clever.

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Wilson, Jency Geneva (Robinson) 1 Mar 1917 - 30 Oct 2011 CCH-N 9 Nov 2011

            Jency Geneva Wilson, 94, of Clever, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011 in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield. She was born March 1, 1917, in Stone County, the daughter of J.R. and Iva Mae (Cloud) Robinson. Jency married Jay W. Wilson on March 21, 1936. She was a longtime member of the Union Ridge Baptist Church in Clever. Jency was preceded in death by: husband Jay, on March 9, 1987; a daughter-in-law, Mary Wilson; her parents; and a brother, Clyde Robinson. She is survived by: son Ray Wilson, son Leroy Wilson and wife Barbara; four grandchildren and their spouses, Marla and Ron Shuler, Melissa Bowman, Alan and Jennifer Wilson, and Brian and Jana Wilson; seven great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; sister Maud Eva Springer; and many other relatives and friends. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, in Meadors Funeral Home, Clever. Services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, in the Union Ridge Baptist Church, Clever, with Pastor Mearl Laswell and Rev. Leeroy Maples officiating. Burial followed in Wise Hill Cemetery, Clever. Contributions may be made to the church, in care of Bill Brandt, 5077 Silver Lake Road, Clever, MO 65631. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.


Wilson, Jesse Jackson 30 Jan 1903 - 7 May 1981 OH 14 May 1981 p9

[Note: Son of  William J. & Celia J. (Clifton) Wilson; married  Julia M. White 13 Feb 1904 - 31 Oct 1959; married 2 Nov 1968  Lois Lyndell Hambelton]

Jesse J. Wilson, 78, Clever, died May 7 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a long illness. Mr. Wilson was a retired salesman and longtime resident of Clever, He was a member of the Union Ridge Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Lois. a daughter, Mrs. Roxie Carl, Billings, a step-daughter, Mrs. Lynda Powell, Springfield; a brother, Ernest Wilson, Aurora; a sister, Mrs. Alta Chastain, Clever; two grandchildren and two step grandchildren. Services were held last Saturday in the Union Ridge Baptist Church. Mr. Wilson was a member. Officiants were the Revs. Ermon Webb and Robert Russell, Burial was in Frazier Cemetery, Meadors of Clever in charge.

 

Wilson, Jesse James 17 Aug 1868 - 8 Jan 1941 CCR 16 Jan 1941 p1

[Note: Son of Col. James & ? (Parrish) Wilson; married 1892 Cora B. Parrish died 1927]

Jesse James Wilson was born August 17, 1868 in Louisville, Kentucky and died January 8, 1941 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lewis Yauger, near Oldfield, MO. He was 73 years old. He came with his parents to Alton, MO, when he was two years old. He was converted at an early age and united with the Baptist church. In 1892 he was married to Miss Cora B. Parrish at West Plains. She preceded him in death 13 years ago. The only surviving relative is the adopted daughter, in whose home he passed away. Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon in the home, the Rev. J.M. Applegate officiating. Burial was made in the Boston cemetery under the direction of John Harris, Undertaker, of Chadwick.

 

Wilson, James K. 19 Nov 1940 - 27 Oct 2010 SN-L 27 Oct 2010

[Note: married Penny]

Jim Wilson, 69, Ozark. Arrangements: Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home, Springfield, Mo.

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Wilson, James K. 19 Nov 1940 - 27 Oct 2010 SN-L 29 Oct 2010

James K Wilson (Jim) born Nov., 19, 1940, and passed away Mon. Oct. 25, 2010 in Ozark, Mo. He died in his home with his family by his side. He is survived by his wife, Penny; his son, Jay and his wife Kari; grandsons, Connor, Taylor and Kellen; his sister, Doris; and brother Jerry.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, October 30, 2010 in Heartland Covenant Church. In lieu of flowers, Jim Wilson Art Memorial Fund- Dodge City Community College, c/o Anthony Lyons, 2501 N. 14th Ave, Dodge City, KS 67801.

 

Wilson, John C. 3 Aug 1872 - 17 Dec 1967       CCR 21 Dec 1967 p8

[Note: Son of  Charles & Abanathia ( ) Wilson; married  Arlena J. Goddard  22 May 1875 - 15 Jul 1967]

John C. Wilson, 95, a resident of Nixa most of his life, died at 2:27 p.m. Sunday in Bilyeu Nursing Home, Ozark after a short illness.  A native of Wartburg, Tenn., Mr. Wilson moved to Christian County 58 years ago. He was a member of Riverdale Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, Clyde C. “Slim” Wilson, well-known radio and televison entertainer, Springfield; and five daughters, Mrs. Cassie Acker, Bolivar, Mrs. Carrie Collier, Springfield, Mrs. Myrtle Doran, Halfway, Mrs. Bertha Stewart, Bolivar, and Mrs. Edna Elliott, Aurora; 10 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren and seven great, great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Harris Chapel in Nixa with the Rev. Roscoe Harding officiating. Burial was in Jones-Chastain Cemetery.

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Wilson, John C. 3 Aug 1872 - 17 Dec 1967

John C. Wilson, 95, a resident of Nixa most of his life, died at 2:27 p.m. Sunday in Bilyeu Nursing Home, Ozark, after a short illness. A native of Wartburg, Tenn., Mr. Wilson moved to Christian County 58 years ago. He was a member of Riverdale Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, Clyde C. “Slim” Wilson, well-known radio and television entertainer, 467 Palmer Lane, Springfield; and five daughters, Mrs. Cassie Acker, Bolivar, Mrs. Carrie Collier, 1832 West Chestnut, Springfield, Mrs. Myrtle Doran, Halfway, Mrs. Bertha Stewart, Bolivar, and Mrs. Edna Elliott, Aurora; 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Harris Chapel here with the Rev. Roscoe Harding officiating. Burial was in Jones-Chastain Cemetery south of here.

Note: this clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner was not dated.

 

Wilson, John F. 4 May 1889 - 6 Feb 1952 CCR 14 Feb 1952

[Note: Son of Joseph & ?  (  ) Wilson; married Allie Doris Brown]

John F. Wilson was born May 4, 1889 at Helena, Montana and passed away February 6, 1952 at his home in Highlandville, MO. He was united in marriage to Allie Doris Brown on March 17, 1934 and had resided in the Highlandville community since that time. He became a member of the Church of Christ in 1951. Surviving are his wife, Allie of the home; a number of other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon in the Highlandville Church of Christ with burial in the Highlandville Cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

Wilson, Johnnie 2 Jul 1911 - 24 Jun 1934 CCR 28 Jun 1934 p1

[Note: Son of Sidney Albert "Bert" & Dora (Melton) Wilson; married 19 Nov 1932 Irene Smith]

Johnnie Wilson died June 24, aged 22 years, 11 months and 22 days. He is survived by his widow, his parents, two sisters, one brother and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 25 at 2:30 p.m. at Selmore Baptist church with Rev. Swadley officiating, with burial in the Selmore Cemetery under the direction of T.B. Chaffin.

 

Wilson, Joseph O., Dr. 1876  - 10 Nov 1954  CCR 18 Nov 1954 p5

Funeral services for Dr. Joseph O. Wilson, 78, a retired physician, who died November 10 at his home in Sparta, were held last Friday afternoon in the chapel of the Chaffin Funeral Home at Ozark, with Rev. Vance officiating. A second service was held Sunday afternoon in Clinton, Ill, and burial was in Sugar Grove Cemetery at Wappella, Ill. A native of Wappella, Dr. Wilson graduated from medical school in 1902 and practiced in Mt. Carmel., Il until  his retirement in 1941. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include three sons, Dr. W. W. Wilson of Sparta; Joseph OP. Wilson of Scottsville, Va and Dr. Rufus S. Wilson of Eminence, Mo.; one daughter, Mrs. E. C. Wagon of Miami, Fla.; five brothers, two sisters and five grandchildren.

 

Wilson, Julia Mae (White) 13 Feb 1904 - 31 Oct 1959

[Note: Daughter of William H. & Myra (Crabtree) White; married Jesse Jackson Wilson 30 Jan 1903 - 7 May 1981]

Mrs. Julia Wilson, 55, a lifelong resident of Stone County, died Saturday in Springfield Baptist Hospital.  She is survived by her husband, Jesse, of the home, Route 1, Clever; a daughter, Mrs. Roxie Ann Carl, Route 1, Clever; her father, William H. White, Route 1 Marionville; four sisters, Mrs. Vinnie Scott, Marionville, Mrs. Belle Clifton, Bakersfield, Calif., Mrs. Violet Hilderbrand, St. Joseph, Mich., and Mrs. Eunice Jenkins, Ventura, Calif.  Services will be held in Union Ridge Baptist Church, of which she was a member, at 2 p.m. Wednesday.  The Revs. R. W. Forbis and Lloyd Wilson will officiate.  Burial will be in Frazier Cemetery, with Harris of Clever in charge.

Note: this clipping from the collection of Audrey (King) Maples has a handwritten date of October 31, 1959 in the margin. Contributed by Rada Beth (Hayden) Maples.

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Wilson, Julia Mae (White) 13 Feb 1904 - 31 Oct 1959      CCR 12 Nov 1959 p8

Funeral services for Mrs. Julia Mae Wilson, 55, of Clever who died Oct. 31 in Springfield Baptist Hospital, were held Wednesday, Nov. 4, in the Union Ridge Baptist Church, with Rev. R. W. Forbis and Rev. Lloyd Wilson officiating. Burial was in Frazier Cemetery under direction of Harris Funeral Home of Clever. She was a native of Stone County and a member of the Union Ridge Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Jesse J. Wilson of the home, Route 1, Clever; one daughter, Mrs. Roxie Ann Carl of Route 1, Clever; her father, William H. White, Route 1, Marionville; four sisters, Mrs. Vinnie Scott of Marionville, Mrs. Belle Clifton of Bakersfield, Calif., Mrs. Violet Hilderbrand of St. Joseph, Mich., and Mrs. Eunice Jenkins of Ventura, Calif.

Wilson,  Kathleen  1929 - 3 Apr 2011 CCH-N 6 Apr 2011
[Note: married Warren Wilson; SSDI gives a Winifred K. Wilson 8 Oct 1929 - 3 Apr 2011, but lists her address as Warsaw, MO; no other near match on SSDI]
Mrs. Kathleen Wilson, age 81, of Republic, Mo. passed away April 3, 2011 at Quail Creek Neighborhood in Springfield, Mo. A lifelong resident of Southwest Missouri, she was the youngest of nine children. Married to Warren Wilson for 62 years, they raised their family in Republic.    Kathleen was a devoted wife and mother and was blessed with the opportunity to stay at home with the ones she loved. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Republic. She was preceded in death by her parents; her six sisters and two brothers; a niece Annie Moe Williams, a nephew Terry Conway, and an infant son Dean. She is survived by her husband, Warren; her son and his wife, Kenneth and Sunni Wilson; her daughter and her husband, Loretta and Doug Sampson; seven grandchildren, Wesley and Kerry Wilson, Jennifer and Tony Wheeler, Melody and Christian Dubon, Amber Wilson, Tiffney Wilson, Vincent Wilson and Drew Sampson; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, in the First Baptist Church, Republic. Burial will follow in Maple Park Cemetery, Aurora. The family wishes to thank the many friends, church members, and caregivers that extended compassion to Kathleen during her illness. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer society are suggested. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.

Wilson, Keith David 5 Aug 1958 - 8 Feb 2008 SN-L 10 Feb 2008

[Note: Son of Clifford & Barbara Sue (Birgance) Wilson]

Keith David Wilson, 49, of Fordland, died Friday, in his home. He was born in Fordland, on August 5, 1958, a son of Clifford and Barbara Sue Birgance Wilson. He was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Wilson. Survivors include two daughters, Tara Wilson and Dwayne Ashley of Independence, Mo., and Andrea Mae Wilson of Nixa; his longtime companion, Deborah Branson of Fordland; his father, Clifford Wilson of Kissee Mills; four siblings, Kartha and Frank Roscom of Springfield, Donald Wilson of Fordland, Becky and Dale Terrill of Fordland and Kevin and Cindy Wilson of Springfield; four grandchildren, seven nieces and several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Union Chapel Church. Cremation is under the care of Preston-Marsh Funeral Home, Rogersville.

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Wilson, Keith David 5 Aug 1958 - 8 Feb 2008  SN-L 17 Feb 2008

Memorial services for Keith David Wilson, 49, of Fordland, will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, February 23, 2008, in the Old Stone Union Chapel Church at the Union Chapel Cemetery, Fordland.

 

Wilson, Kizzie M. (Maples) 1875 - 23 Jul 1968       CCR 1 Aug 1968 p8

Mrs. Kizzie M. Wilson, 93, Crane, died at 10:25 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, in Aurora Community Hospital after a brief illness. A member of the Church of the Nazarene, Union City, Mrs. Wilson is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Vada Conrad, Crane; a half-brother, Colan Maples, Hurley; a half-sister, Mrs. Cora Hood, Sacramento, Calif.; 12 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and 12 great great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday in Union City Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Hurel Merritt officiating. Burial was in Wright Cemetery under direction of Harris of Nixa.

 

Wilson, Lanford 1937 - ? OH 17 Apr 1980 p1

[Note: Son of ? & Violetta (  ) Wilson]

Lanford Wilson, Former Ozarker, Pulitzer Winner

Lanford Wilson, a 1955 graduate of Ozark High School, had won a Pulitzer Prize for his play, “Talley’s Folly” which has been recreated on Broadway after a successful off-Broadway production last summer. Wilson is the son of Mrs. Violetta Lanhard of Ozark. Male star of the play is Judd Hirsute, popularly known for his leading role in the television series, “Taxi”, who plays Matt Friedman, as he did in the original production. The present production opened Feb. 20 in the Brooks Atkinson Theater in New York. Clive Barnes, drama critic of the New York Post, wrote in his review of Feb. 21: “There are some plays - unhappily very few - that you simply love and you want everyone else who is dear to you, to love with precisely the same unquestioning zeal, I feel that about Lanford Wilson’s echoing dialogue of human survival, “Tally’s Folly.” Scene of the play is Lebanon, Mo. Where Wilson was born. The female lead is by Trish Hawkins as Sally Talley. She created the original role in last summer ‘s off-Broadway production, The Talleys are a rich, snobbish family in Lebanon, Hirsch’s role is that of a Jewish immigrant. The problems caused by their love affair and marriage are the central theme. The play takes its name from a cracy boathouse where much of the action takes place, built by an early member of the Talley family. Time of the play is 1944. Pulitzer prizes in various categories of creative communication - books, plays, newspapers - are awarded each year. A $1,000 cash award goes with the recognition - one of great prestige - which is the real reward to the winners.

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Wilson, Lanford 1937 - ? OH 24 Apr 1980 p10

Son’s Pulitzer Prize: Mother Gets A Big Thrill

When Lanford Wilson was growing up, he had such a vivid imagination that it worried his mother, Mrs. Violetta Lenhard of Ozark. She was wasting her time. The latest triumph born if his fertile mind was “only” the Pulitzer Prize for drama - one of the most prestigious awards in American for creative minds. Monetarily, it’s only $1,00. In the Literary world, it’s better than what a Hollywood Oscar is to actors. Lanford Wilson, a 1955 graduate of Ozark High School, has been a successful playwright, now for several years. His “Hot_l Baltimore”, for example, had been included in “Ten Best Play” category. It also set an off-Broadway record for the longest running non-musical. For Wilson, it was a success story in the Hollywood tradition - in his lean years when he was struggling for recognition, he often went to bed hungry. Now that his latest play, “Talley’s Folly” is a Broadway smash hit, Wilson doesn’t have to worry about hunger. Such artists aren’t noted for their modesty - so it comes as no surprise that Wilson thought “Hot_l Baltimore: should have won the Pulitzer Prize and so told his mother. But, you can imagine the thrill it was for her when he called her and said, “Mom, I won the Pulitzer Prize.” And her reactions? “I’m proud as a peacock! why be modest?” When “Talley’s Folly: became an off-Broadway hit last summer, Wilson wasn’t interested, a New York paper reported, in transporting it to Broadway, as he was urged to do. Wilson went abbot gaining recognition the hard way. He helped found the Circle Repertory Theater to produce his plays. With him on the project were actors Judd Hirsch who was the male lead in “Folly” and widely known as the star of “Taxi” a television situation comedy and Trisha Hawkins, the female lead. They are “Folly’s” only characters and they created the roles in Circle Theatre production. Wilson’s other plays “were pretty rough”, his mother said. But, “Folly” , she agreed with the New York Critics “is a sweet little love story.” She had seen it twice. The scene is laid in Lebanon, Mo. Trisha Hawkins plays Sally Talley, spinster daughter of a rich and snobbish family which frowns on Sally’s romance and subsequent marriage to a Jewish immigrant, Matt Friedman, a St. Louis accountant. The plot is build around the wooing and winning of Sally and Matt’s triumph over prejudice. Wilson’s imagination undoubtedly will carry him into other triumphs. When writing plays, he retires to his bachelor home at Sag Harbor, N. Y. Meanwhile, in Ozark, Mom is still savoring her 43-year-old son’s  latest triumph and quietly awaiting others in her modest but well-appointed apartment at 402 S. 11th St.

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Wilson, Lanford 1937 - ? OH 2 Jul 1981 p10

Ozark’s Lanford Wilson Scores Again With Drama

Lanford Wilson, graduate of Ozark High School is a genuine celebrity in modern literature as a successful New York playwright. Last year his comedy-drama “Talley’s Folly” won the Pulitzer Prize for drama. A third play, “A Tale Told” based on the mythical Talley family of Lebanon, Mo. where Wilson was born, is now playing in New York, It is receiving critical acclaim. Lanford Wilson’s mother is Mrs. Violetta Lenhard of Ozark.

Here is a report of “A Tale Told” from Newsweek magazine of June 22.

No other playwright of his generation (he is 44) has attracted the same blend of approbation and affection as Lenford Wilson.

Missouri-born, he seems to combine the openness and candor we associate with the “heartland” with the sophistication of New York, to which he came in the early ‘60s.

To a strong personal style, he adds the flexibility of an eager collaboration as a leading force in the Circle Repertory Company, one of the most admirable of all Broadway groups.

He adores and honors language and he can shape it to the music of anguish, tenderness or nutball humor.

After 40 or so plays, his work has built up a powerful artistic and ethical presence in the consciousness of American theater, a presence that’s been ratified by an armful of awards culminating in the 1980 Pulitzer Prize for “Talley’s Folley.”, one of a cycle of plays about the Talley Family that includes “The Fifth of July” and his brand new work “A Tale Told”.

“The Fifth of July” took the Talleys up to the present in a dazzling spun web of relationships that made the family a microcosm for much of the forment in America after the Vietnam War. “A Tale Told” takes place on the same day, July 4, 1944 as
Talley’s Folley” in which Salley Talley is being courted down in the boathouse by Marty Friedman.

The rigid Missouri Wasp Talleys don’t know this, and in “A Tale Told” they have vicious things to say about “the Jew” who’s dared to fall in love with their golden-girl Sally. “A Tale Told” is a portrait of a family whose day is done.

Wilson plays the family like a master musician; he and his long-time colleague, director Marshall W. Mason, make the Talley house pulsate with the comings, goings, collisions and evasions of the Talley generations as they play out their destinies.

As if to underscore these ricocheting dissonances, Wilson uses an oddly effective device: Several times during the play one Talley literally scars the wits out of some other  Talley by stumbling over him or sneaking up with startling suddenness.

But the family chronicle can be a tender trap. and in “A Tale Told, Wilson has fallen gracefully fallen halfway into it. The abstract dynamics become more interesting that the events or the characters. Some of the details don’t even ring true. Eldon’s sister Lottie wanted to be a social activist but wound up painting clock faces and is nor dying of radium poisoning from years of licking the brush.

As for ghostly Tommy’s speeches about the horrors of war, we’ve heard them too many times. The key event is Lottie’s enabling her niece Sally to escape the family by helping her elope with her Jewish lover.   Jack Kroll.

 

Wilson, Laura A. (Acuff) Apr 1883 - 17 Sep 1958  CCR 2 Oct 1958 p2

[Note: Daughter of Zachariah & Mary (Hill) Acuff]

Mrs. Laura A. Wilson, 75, died Wednesday, Sept 17 at Oakland, Calif. after suffering a stroke on Sept 12. Funeral services were held the following Saturday.  Her husband and only son preceded her in death by several years. Survivors are two brothers, Otto Acuff of Visalia, Calif and Victor Acuff of Owensville, Mo.; two sisters, Mrs. Cleo Sanders of Oakland, Calif. and Mrs. Ida Breazeale of Ozark; several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Wilson, as Laura Acuff, taught in the Ozark school system from 1903 to 1906.

 

Wilson, Lavanche (Mead) 9 Aug 1840 - 19 Nov 1923 CCR 23 Nov 1923 p8

[Note: married Alfred W. Wilson 6 Mar 1836 - 9 Jan 1920]

Mrs. Lavanche Wilson aged 83 years, died at her home near Spokane Monday, November 19, 1923. Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday conducted by Rev. James White with burial in the Spokane cemetery.

 

Wilson, Lela Ethel (Potter) 8 Oct 1893 - 8 Nov 1978 OH 16 Nov 1978 p6

[Note: Daughter of  Thomas Jehu & Lula May (Young) Potter; married 16 Oct 1911  Gus Randell Wilson 22 Jun 1891 - 12 Feb 1968]

NIXA - Services for Mrs. Ethel Wilson, 85, a longtime Christian County resident, were at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Harris Chapel here with the Rev. Joseph Fahl officiating. Burial was in Pembina Cemetery, northeast of Ozark. Mrs. Wilson died about 11:50 p.m. Wednesday in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield after a short illness. Mrs. Wilson, 85, a member of the Baptist Church, had lived in Republic the past year at a retirement home, She formerly resided in Fordland, Nixa and the Christian County community of Linden. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Clamah Melton, Mount Vernon two sons, Clayton, state of North Carolina and Clifford, Oklahoma City; a brother, Ralph Potter and a sister, Mrs. Alice Chaffin, both of Rogersville, 6 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild.

 

Wilson, Lela Irene (Wright) 5 Nov 1918 - 16 May 1992 NN-E 20 May 1992

[Note: Daughter of Will & Susan Emma (Jones) Wright; married 26 Mar 1938 Wayne M. "Bob" Wilson 8 Apr 1918 - Oct 1972]

Lela Irene Wilson, 73, Nixa, died at 8:17 a.m. Saturday in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. She was born Nov. 5, 1918, in Stone County to Will and Susan Emma Jones Wright. On March 26, 1938, she married Wayne M. "Bob" Wilson, who preceded her in death in 1972. Survivors include two daughters, Sharlis Ann Wilson, Nixa, and Donna Eutsler, Clever; four sons, Jackie Wayne Wilson, Jerry Max Wilson, and Kenny L. Wilson, all of Springfield, and Ronnie Gene Wilson, Ozark; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Graveside services were Tuesday in Wright Cemetery, south of Clever, under direction of Harris Colonial Chapel.

 

Wilson, Leslie Glen 23 Jul 1882 - 31 Oct 1947 CCR 6 Nov 1947 p1

[Note: Son of  Alford & Lavern (Meade) Wilson; married 17 Oct 1907 Myrtle Turner 12 May 1888 - 24 Aug 1977]

Funeral services for Leslie G. Wilson, 65, prominent farmer of the Spokane community, who died Oct. 31, were held Sunday afternoon, Nov. 2, in the Spokane church, conducted by Rev. Reg M. Mapes. Burial was in Spokane cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. Survivors include his wife, Myrtle, four daughters, Miss Ruth Wilson of Whittier, Calif., Mrs. Stella Shirkey of Spokane, Mrs. Merle Amos of Day, Mo., and Mrs. Hazel Holt of Spokane; one son, Clell Wilson of Spokane, two brothers and one sister, in addition to other relatives and many friends.

 

Wilson, Lester 16 May 1913 - 2 Oct 1962      CCR 4 Oct 1962 p5

[Note: Son of Robert S. & Dollie C. (Flood) Wilson]

Lester Wilson, 49, a lifelong resident of the Ponce de Leon community, died at 4:15 a.m. Tuesday at the veterans hospital at Fayetteville, Ark, A victim of cancer, he was a veteran of World War II. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, with the Rev. Fate Montgomery and the Rev. Harold Phipps officiating. Burial will be in Ponce de Leon Cemetery under direction of Harris Funeral Home of Ozark. Survivors include his wife, Stella; two daughters, Kathy and Rena, both of the home; two brothers, Floyd Wilson of Ivanhoe, Calif, and Avion Wilson of Azalea, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Vergie Caldwell of Sun Valley, Calif.; and his mother, Mrs. Dolly Wilson of Ponce de Leon.

 

Wilson, Lillie Mae 15 Apr 1897 - 24 Oct 1972  CCR 26 Oct 1976 p2

[Note: married Ernest Wilson]

Mrs. Lillie Mae Wilson, 75-year-old resident of Route 1, Billings, died at Cox Medical Center, Springfield, Tuesday afternoon following a short illness. Mrs. Wilson is survived by her husband, Ernest; two daughters, Mrs. Wilma White of Princeton, Ill. and Mrs. Maxine Maples of Billings and a stepsister, Mrs. Mabel Keith of Kansas City, Kan. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Union Ridge Church with the Rev. Eli Routh officiating. Burial will follow in the Union Ridge Cemetery, under direction of Cantrell of Clevenger.

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Wilson, Lillie Mae 15 Apr 1897 - 24 Oct 1972 OH 2 Nov 1972 p8

Clever - Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie Mae Wilson, 75 of Route 1, Billings, was at 2 p.m. last Friday in the Union Ridge Church with the Rev. Eli Routh officiating. Burial was in the Union Ridge Cemetery, under direction of Cantrell of Clevenger. Mrs. Wilson died Tuesday afternoon at Cox Medical Center, Springfield,  following a short illness.

 

Wilson, Lloyd Jay 1917 - Mar 2011 SN-L 8 Mar 2011

Lloyd Jay Wilson, 83, Ozark. Arrangements: Greenlawn Funeral Home South.

Wilson, Lois Gayle (Bebee) 25 Jun 1949 - 17 Dec 2008 CCH-N 24 Dec 2008

[Note: Daughter of Richard Audrey & Mary Francis (Kinser) Bebee; married ? Wilson]

Lois Gayle Wilson, 59, of Rogersville, passed away Dec. 17, 2008, in her mothers home. Gayle was born June 25, 1949, in Dallas, Texas, to Richard Audery Bebee and Mary Francis “Kinser” Bebee. She was of the Baptist faith and had been a bus driver for the Logan-Rogersville school, Fordland school and Strafford school systems. She had been the driver for Gov. Matt Blunt as a youth. Gayle was preceded in death by her father Richard. Surviving is her long time companion Larry Williams of Sparta, her mother Mary Bebee of Rogersville and her brother Robert Bebee of Rogersville; several aunts uncles and cousins. Graveside services were at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 20 at the White Oak Cemetery, Rogersville. Visitation was from noon until service time at the Preston-Marsh Funeral Home Chapel.

 

Wilson, Lora Jean (Evans) 28 Sep 1938 - 17 Mar 2002  CCN-J 26 Mar 2002

[Note: Daughter of Lester & Adine (   ) Evans; married 12 Jan 1957 Jack Wilson]

Lora Jean Wilson, 63, of Nixa, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, March 17, 2002 at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, following a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis. She was born September 28, 1938, in Galena, Missouri to Lester and Adine Evans. On January 12, 1957, she married Jack Wilson. They moved to Nixa to establish their home. She spent the earlier years of her life as a beautician, but quickly changed her focus to building her family, and being a loving wife and devoted mother. Her life was filled with community involvement in PTA, 4-H, Jaycees, Girl Scouts, Garden Club, Cub Scouts, Nixa Athletic Club, Band Booster, Eastern Star, and Calvary Bible Church. She always had a smile and a loving word for all those who passed through her day. Survivors include: her husband, Jack, of the home; a son and his wife, Les and Peggy Wilson, Republic; three daughters, Candy Wilson, Cape Girardeau; Julie Wilson, Lake of the Ozarks, and Sandy Dubroc and her husband, Steve, Sedalia; her mother, Adine Evans, Aurora; two brothers, Lefty Evans, Kimberling City, and Randy Evans, Monett; four grandchildren, Jack and Jim Wilson, Republic, and Hollie and Tyler Dubroc, Sedalia. Her father, Lester Evans preceded her in death. Funeral services were 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, in Calvary Bible Church, Nixa, with Pastor Joseph Fahl and Pastor John Barnes officiating. Burial followed in Crane Community Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Visitation was Tuesday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial contributions to be made to the MS Society.

 

Wilson, Loyd H., Rev. 28 Oct 1911 - 10 Aug 1995

[Note: married Ava]

The Rev. Loyd H. Wilson, 83, Clever, died at 6:40 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, 1995, in Americana Fremont Health Care Center.  He was a retired Baptist minister and a member of Clever First Baptist Church.  He is survived by his wife, Ava; four sons and their wives, Lloyd Jr. and Sondra Wilson, Clever, Oral and Judy Wilson, Springfield, Ronald and Brenda Wilson, Nixa, and Dwight and Leetta Wilson, Spokane; two daughters and their husbands, Darlene and Larry Hale, Clever, and Connie and Steve Hale, St. Charles; two brothers, Paul Leavitt, Marionville, and Bobby Leavitt, Springfield; three sisters, Dorothy Sharpinstein, Houston, Ann Boswell, Springfield, and Reathel Berry, Amarillo, Texas; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.  Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Clever First Baptist Church with the Revs. Ron Melton and Terry Fortner officiating.  Burial will be in Union Ridge Cemetery under direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Clever.  Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to Clever First Baptist Church Building Fund.

(Contributed by Hazel Messenger)

 

Wilson, Lloyd W. 6 Feb 1909 - 15 Feb 1980 OH 21 Feb 1980 p2

[Note: Son of  Alexander & Nellie (Eutsler) Wilson; married 17 May 1935  L. Ivon Medlin 27 Apr 1917 - 24 May 1987]

Services for Lloyd Wilson, 71, Crane, were held Monday in Crane with burial in Mt. Carmel Cemetery near Clever. Homer Wilson, Clever, was among his 11 sons. Mr. Wilson died last Friday in Cox Medical Center after a long illness.

 

Wilson, Louella T. (Thompson) 31 Jan 1924 - 17 Sep 2009 SN-L 20 Sep 2009

[Note: Daughter of Orion & Lottie (Doran) Thompson; married 22 Feb 1942 Clyde E. Wilson]

Louella T. Wilson, age 85, Raleigh, NC, passed away September 17, 2009. She was born January 31, 1924 in Christian County, the daughter of Orion and Lottie (Doran) Thompson. On February 22, 1942, Louella married Clyde E. Wilson. Louella was of the Methodist faith. Survivors include: her son, Michael Wilson and wife Linda, Raleigh, NC; her daughter, Linda Eden and husband Jim, Deepwater, MO; five grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; and her sister, Thelma Friebe, Ozark. Louella was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her brother, Norman Thompson; and a great granddaughter, Angel Eden. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark with Pastor Kenneth Tatkenhorst officiating. Burial will follow in White Chapel Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation will be from 1-2 PM immediately before the service in the funeral home.

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Wilson, Louella T. (Thompson) 31 Jan 1924 - 17 Sep 2009  CCH-N 23 Sep 2009

Louella T. Wilson, 85, Raleigh, N.C., passed away Sept. 17, 2009. She was born Jan. 31, 1924, in Christian County, the daughter of Orion and Lottie (Doran) Thompson. On Feb. 22, 1942, Louella married Clyde E. Wilson. Louella was of the Methodist faith. Survivors include: Her son, Michael Wilson and wife Linda, Raleigh, N.C.; her daughter, Linda Eden and husband Jim, Deepwater; five grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and her sister, Thelma Friebe, Ozark. Louella was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her brother, Norman Thompson; and a great granddaughter, Angel Eden. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sept. 22 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark with Pastor Kenneth Tatkenhorst officiating. Burial followed in White Chapel Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation was from 1 to 2 p.m.  immediately before the service in the funeral home.

 

Wilson, Margaret 22 Oct 1912 -  9 Jul 1988  OH 14 Jul 1988

Margaret Wilson, 75, of Billings, died Saturday evening in. Republic Park Care Center after a long illness. Services for Mrs. Wilson were held Tuesday in the Meadors Chapel, with the Rev. Bill Springer officiating. Graveside services were held in the Davis Cemetery, near Thayer, with the Rev. Ben Micks officiating. Mrs. Wilson was a member of Billings First Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, Doug, Billings; a grandson, Dustin; and two step-granddaughters, Lisa and Diane.

 

Wilson, Martha E. (Pettijohn) Chestnut 10 Mar 1837 - 24 May 1903 CCR 18 Jun 1903

[Note: Daughter of John Mack & ? ( ) Pettijohn; married 22 Dec 1855 William Chestnut 1832 - 1862; married 16 Mar 1865 William Reese Wilson 14 Oct 1833 - 29 Aug 1910]

Died, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wiand Tunnell of Rogersville, Mo., Mrs. M. E. Wilson of consumption. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson lived for many years on their farm 1 1/2 miles south of Ozark. Her remains were brought to Ozark Cemetery. Funeral services being conducted at the Baptist church by the pastor.

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Wilson, Martha E. (Pettijohn) Chestnut 10 Mar 1837 - 24 May 1903 CCR 18 Jun 1903

Martha E. Wilson was born March 10th, 1837 at the old Pettijohn place near Klapps (now Gilmore mill). Her father and mother came to this county from near where Springfield, Ill. is now, about 1826 and were of the early pioneers of this county. The subject of this sketch was raised in what is now Christian County. She was converted and made a public profession of religion at 17 or 18 years of age; was married to Wm. Chestnut in 1855 by whom she had two children, both of whom are living, Mrs. Mary F. Rainey, who lived near Republic in Greene county and Mrs. Susie Tunnell, who lives in Rogersville, Mo.. Mrs. Chestnut died in 1862, and in 1865. she married Wm. R. Wilson, by whom she had five children, two of whom are dead, the other three, all men, are still living. Mrs. Wilson was for many years a consistent member of the Prospect Baptist church and died in that faith on the night of May 24, 1903. The funeral services were held at the Baptist church in Ozark May 26, conducted by Rev. W. C. Armstrong, after which we laid her remains in the cemetery near by, there to await the glories of the resurrection morn.  A Friend

 

Wilson, Martha Josephine (Keilbarth) Cook 24 Mar 1923 - 19 Nov 1972 CCR 23 Nov 1972 p1

[Note: Daughter of ? & Priscilla (Thompson) Keilbarth; married first ? Cook; married second Bill Wilson]

Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday in the Sparta Assembly of God Church for Mrs. Josephine Wilson, 49 of Marshfield. The Rev. Jesse L. Phillips officiated and burial was in Chadwick Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark. Mrs. Wilson died at 12:25 p.m. Sunday in Cox Medical Center. She had been a resident of Christian and Greene Counties all her life. Survivors include her husband, Bill Wilson; a daughter, Miss Mary Frances Cook of Chillocothe; a son, Charles F. Cook of Independence; two brothers, John Keilbarth of Rogersville and Charles B. Keilbarth of Springfield; a stepdaughter, Miss Wilma Jean Wilson of Kansas City; a stepson, David Lee Wilson of Kansas City and two grandsons.

 

Wilson, Marvin Lester 1906 - Feb 1974   SN-L 21 Feb 1974

[Note: Son of ? & Belle (?) Wilson; married Maxine]

Marvin L. Wilson, 67, of Hurley died at his home at 11 a.m. Wednesday morning after a long illness. A native of Stone County, Mr. Wilson was a retired insurance agent who lived in the Hurley area since 1934. He was a member of the Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge 519 in Crane. Survivors include; his wife, Maxine; three sons, John A. and Danny both of Springfield and Dr. Jim Wilson of Pensacola, Florida; two daughters, Mrs. Jereline Okamota of Orange, California and Mrs. Carolyn Conrad of Hurley; his mother, Mrs. Belle Wilson of Clever; two brothers, Virgil and Leo both of Nixa; two sisters, Mrs. Goldie Willoughby of Clever and Mrs. Dovie Seals of Nixa; and 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cantrell-Stumpff of Crane. {Springfield {Mo} News and Leader February 21, 1974} Contributed by Jamie Hubbert.

 

Wilson, Mary Evelyn (Spear) 5 Jan 1964 - 25 Jun 2009 SN-L 28 Jun 2009 & CCH-N 1 Jul 2009

[Note: Daughter of Charles & Kathleen ( ) Spear]

Mary Evelyn Wilson, age 45, of Nixa, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2009. She was born January 5, 1964, in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Mary was employed by Springfield City Utilities for 26 years. At the age of 19 she was employed at the James River Power Plant. She later became the first female warehouse worker. Mary was a member of IBEW Local #753. She loved being outdoors, fishing and mushroom hunting. She also enjoyed traveling. Mary was a proud member of the Democratic Party. Survivors include her son, Kyle Wilson, Nixa; Kyle's grandparents, Don and Sharon Wilson, Ozark; her father, Charles Spear, Springfield; her mother, Kathleen Spear, Nixa; two sisters, Rebecca Allen and husband, George, Nixa, and Karen Eggert and husband, Eric, West Plains; three brothers, Patrick Spear, Nixa, Steve Spear and wife, Crystal, Wichita, Kan., and Thomas Spear, Springfield, Mo.; nieces, nephews, and other family members; and many friends, including special friends, Bennie Barry and Cheryl Phillips. She was preceded in death by a grandmother, Evelyn Biederbick; and aunt and uncle, Jane and Robert Hollacher. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, June 29, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

 

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