Arterberry, James Franklin, d. 1940 - Atkinson, Raymond Lee, d. 2003


Arterberry, James Franklin “Jimmie” 1 Nov 1936 - 27 Aug 1940 CCR 29 Aug 1940 p5

[Note: Son of James F. & Mary Jane (Essick) Arterberry]

Jimmie Arterberry was born Nov. 1, 1937 and died Aug. 27, 1940. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Arterberry, four sisters and one brother, all of the home address, Highlandville, MO, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted Aug. 28, at 2:00 pm at Highlandville by Rev. Willie Maples with burial in the Highlandville cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.


Arterberry, Robert E. “Bob” 30 Mar 1932 - 30 Jun 2009 SN-L 2 Jul 2009 & CCH-N 15 Jul 2009

[Note: Son of Jim & Mary (Essick) Arterberry; married Billie Ruth Johnson 11 Aug 1929 – 7 Mar 1965; married 1966 Vicki]

Bob Arterberry, 77, went to be with his Lord on June 30, 2009 in Cox Hospital South of complications from leukemia and pneumonia. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Mary (Essick) Arterberry; a sister, Elmeda; a brother, Jim; a brother-in-law, Richard Johnson; and his first wife, Billie Ruth (Johnson) Arterberry. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Vicki; daughter, Debi and Andy Augustine; sons, Michael and Mark; grandsons, Shaun Augustine, Caleb and Logan Arterberry; and one great-grandson Andrew Augustine. Also surviving are three sisters, Jodie and Bill Revis, Eileen Johnson, Norma and Chuck Benford; and a brother, Jerry and Doris Arterberry. His aunt, Maxine Essick Baird survives, as does many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Bob was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church serving as a door greeter for 20 years. He served his country in the Navy on the USS Rochester during the Korean War from January 1952 through December 1955. Bob was a Barber by profession and later retired from Foremost Dairy in 1986. He was a member of Friend Lodge AF and AM #352 and was a Shriner. He served as Post Commander at American Legion of Nixa and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars. As a resident of Nixa for over 54 years, Bob has served on the Nixa City Council, Park Board, Road District and Fire Protection District. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Greenlawn South. Visitation is Thursday evening, July 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Greenlawn South. Graveside services with military honors are Friday, July 3, at 10:30 a.m. in Highlandville Cemetery with Tommy Bilyeu officiating. Memorials are suggested to be made to the Childrens Miracle Network c/o Cox South or The Jane Pitt Pediatric Cancer Center for St. Judes c/o St. John's is appreciated.


Arthur, Alan W., Lt. Col. 24 Apr 1933 - 11 Mar 1996  CCH-N 16 Mar 1996

[Note: Son of Chester & Ruth (Miller) Arthur; married Helen]

Lt. Col. Alan W Arthur U.S.A.F (Ret.), age 62, of Fremont Hills, died Monday, March 11, 1996, in Mercy Villa, Springfield. He was born April 24, 1933 in Mountain View, and was the son of Chester and Ruth (Miller) Arthur. He served in the United States Air Force during both the Korean and Viet Nam Wars, and among his many awards and decorations are: The Distinguished Flying Cross; Air Medal w/110LC; Joint Services Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal; Joint Services Commendation Medal; Air Force Commendation Medal; and many other campaign and service ribbons. He was a command pilot and a graduate of the Air Force War College. He retired in 1979 with twenty-six years of honorable service. Alan was an active member of The United Methodist Church of Ozark. Survivors include: his wife, Helen; his mother, Ruth Arthur, Springfield; a son, Tom Arthur, Dallas, Texas; a daughter, Susan Zap and her husband, Greg, Austin, Texas; a sister, Nancy Olson, Independence, Mo.; a stepson, David Urner, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Pamela Edwards, Washington; and four step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, March 16, at 11:00 a.m. in the United Methodist Church of Ozark under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, with Pastor Jimmy Young officiating. Burial with military honors provided by Whiteman Air Force Base will be in Hopedale Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church, Building Fund, P.O. Box 422, Ozark, Mo. 65721.


Arthur, Kelly Morgan 1958 - 25 Apr 2009 SN-L 30 Apr 2009

[Note: Son of Jim L. & ? (Cummins) Arthur]

Kelly Morgan Arthur, 50, passed away April 25, 2009, in his home, in Portland, Ore. He is survived by his father, Jim L. Arthur, Springfield; a sister, Elaine Arthur, Nixa; an aunt, Valera Cummins, Springfield; and an uncle and his wife, Jim and Juanita Cummins, Warrenton, Ore. Burial will be in Portland where Kelly lived for the past thirty years.


Arthur, Laura (Adams) 4 Aug 1891 - 27 Mar 1969 CCR 3 Apr 1969 p8

[Note: married Ross M. Arthur 2 Jun 1892 - 9 Dec 1972]

Mrs. Laura Arthur, 77, Billings, died at 6:06 p.m. Thursday in Burge-Protestant Hospital, Springfield. Survivors include her husband, Ross; two sons, Barrett, Springfield, and Earl, Kansas City; a sister, Mrs. Stella Cross, Gilman City; a brother, the Rev. Cecil Adams, Mumfordville, Ky. Funeral services were held at 2 :00 p.m. Sunday in Billings Baptist Church with Rev. Louis Wilson officiating. Burial was at 10 a.m. Monday in National Cemetery, Springfield, under direction of Chapel of the Ozarks.


Arthur, Marie Rose (Turrentine) 11 Nov 1909 - 1 Apr 1962 CCR 5 Apr 1962 p4

[Note: Daughter of Robert Theodore & Iva Myrtle (Norman) Turrentine; married Robert Daniel Arthur born 18 Sep 1913]

Mrs. Marie Turrentine Arthur, 53, a former resident of Ozark, died at 5 p.m. Sunday in a Springfield, Ohio, hospital. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Robert D. Arthur; a son, Danny, of the home; five brothers, W. L. and R. L. of Springfield, Mo., Gene, Emmett and Marion, all of Independence, Mo. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the First United Presbyterian Church in Springfield, Ohio.


Arthur, Patricia (Carroll) Moore 23 Jan 1953 - 4 Jun 2006  SN-L 7 Jun 2006

[Note: Daughter of Raymond & Mary Jo (  ) Carroll; married 9 Apr 1998 Mike Arthur]

Patricia Moore Arthur, age 53, of Springfield, Mo., passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2006, at St. John's ICU after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on Jan. 23, 1953, in Greene County, Mo., and attended Republic High School. She was married to Mike Arthur on April 9, 1998. She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Mary Jo Carroll. She is survived by her husband, Mike; son, Dale, his wife, Kelly, and their children, Shelby, Jordan and Abigail Moore, all of Nixa; daughter, Heidi Moore; brothers, Jerry Carroll and wife, Margaret, Springfield, and Bill Carroll, Nixa; sisters, Mary Sue Linebaugh, Nixa, Charlotte Arndt, Ozark, and Jackie Carroll, Springfield; six nieces and nephews; as well as Terry and Leo Feuerborn, Dennis and Vicky Tichelkamp, Regina Arthur, and Danny and Christi Arthur. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 8, 2006, at Greenlawn Funeral Home South with burial in Maplepark Cemetery. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, at the funeral home.


Arthur, Wanda Mae (Sowards) Hull 30 Sep 1940 - 19 May 2006 SN-L 20 May 2006

[Note: Daughter of Perry & Lola Mae (Abney) Sowards; married ? Hull; married ? Arthur]

Wanda Mae Arthur, age 65, passed away Friday, May 19, 2006, at 1:03 a.m. in Cox Medical Center South. She was born September 30, 1940, the daughter of Perry and Lola Mae (Abney) Sowards. Mrs. Arthur taught elementary school at Logan Rogersville. She was a member of the Ozark Historical Society, as well as the Missouri State Teacher's Association. She was a past member of Planning and Zoning Ozark. Mrs. Arthur had been a Murney Real Estate Agent for 10 years. She loved animals. Survivors include: one son, Hal Hull and wife, Dana, Rogersville, Missouri; two sisters, Shirley Long and husband, Gary, Rogersville, Missouri, and Betty Fitzgerald and husband, Donald, Bruner, Missouri; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by both of her parents. Visitation will take place 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 21, 2006, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, Missouri. Graveside funeral services will take place 10 a.m. Monday, May 22, 2006, in Hopedale Cemetery, with Larry Tidwell officiating. Memorial donations can be made to the Ozark Humane Society.


Arthur, Wanda Mae (Sowards) Hull 30 Sep 1940 - 19 May 2006 CCH-N 7 Jun 2006

            Wanda Mae Arthur, age 65, passed away Friday, May 19, 2006, at 1:03 a.m. in Cox Medical Center South. She was born September 30, 1940, the daughter of Perry and Lola Mae (Abney) Sowards. Mrs. Arthur was a graduate from Ozark High School in 1958. She graduated from Missouri State University with a degree in Education, and received a Master’s degree from, Drury University. Mrs. Arthur taught elementary school at Logan Rogersville, retiring after 30 years of teaching. She was a past member of Planning and Zoning Ozark. Following her retirement, she embarked on a new endeavor - she became a real estate agent with Murney & Associates. She was a member of the Ozark Historical Society, as well as the Missouri State Teacher's Association. She was a past member of Planning and Zoning for Ozark. Wanda loved animals and often took in abandoned pets. Survivors include: one son, Hal Hull and wife, Dana, Rogersville, Missouri; two sisters, Shirley Long and husband, Gary, Rogersville, Missouri, and Betty Fitzgerald and husband, Donald, Bruner, Missouri; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by both of her parents. Visitation was Sunday, May 21, 2006, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, Missouri. Graveside funeral services were Monday, May 22, 2006, in Hopedale Cemetery, with Larry Tidwell officiating. Memorial donations can be made to the Ozark Humane Society. 


Asbury, Lula J. 12 Apr 1893 - 8 May 1970    CCR 14 May 1970 p8

[Note: Daughter of Joseph H. & Sarah E. (  ) Asbury]

Miss Lula Asbury, 76,, of Sparta, died at 4:40 p.m. Friday in her home. Miss Asbury had been a lifelong resident of Greene and Christian Counties. She is survived by a brother, Sanford, of Eucha, Okla. and a sister, Mrs. Delia Hayes of Sunnymeade, Calif. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the First Baptist Church in Sparta with the Rev. Connie L. Shelton officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark.


Asbury, Martha Elizabeth (Stricker) 3 Nov 1876 - 4 May 1936 CCR 14 May 1936 p1

[Note: Daughter of James Thomas & Mary Catherine (Faulkerson) Stricker; married 1 Jan 1896 J. F. Asbury]

Martha Elizabeth Stricker, daughter of J.T. and Mary Stricker, was born November 3, 1876, and departed this life May 4, 1936, at Belvue, Kansas. She was united in marriage January 1, 1896, to J.F. Asbury. To this union three children were born, one dying in infancy. Survivors are Charles Asbury of Belvue and Mrs. Vera Spacek of St. Louis, together with four grandchildren. Three sisters also survive, Mrs. A.C. Shawley of Springfield, Mrs. Fray Ball of Nixa and Mrs. George Gregg of Nixa.


Ash, Hester (Baird) Holstein 27 Dec 1894 - 6 Nov 1988 OH 10 Nov 1988

[Note: Daughter of David & Ida (Pollard) Baird; married Harley Holstein ? - 1948; married Marion Ash ? - 1969]

Hester Holstein Ash, 93, of Ozark died at 8:05 p.m. Nov. 6 at St. John's Regional Health Canter, Springfield, after a long illness. Services for Mrs. Ash will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Selmore Baptist Church, with the Revs. Robert Daniels and Gary Phipps officiating. Burial will be in Selmore Cemetery, under the direction of Harris Funeral Home of Ozark. A lifelong Christian County resident, Mrs. Ash was a member of the Selmore Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Harley Holstein in 1948, and Marion Ash, in 1969. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Lillian and Glen Davis, Ozark; a son and daughter-in-law, Holland and Betty Holstein, Ozark; seven grandchildren: 17 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.


Ash, James A. 22 Dec 1867 - 31 Mar 1931 CCR 26 Mar 1931 p1

[Note: Son of Irvin & Cynthia (Bonham) Ash; married 1888 Leona Tennie Johnson 2 May 1867 - 8 Jan 1937; wife‘s MO DC gives his middle initial as S.; 1930 census and his MO DC say A.]

Funeral services for James Ash, 63, who died at his home, four miles southeast of Crane Saturday night, March 21, 1931, were held at the home Monday, March 23, at 1 pm, with Rev. Rolls Cook of Clever officiating. Burial was made in the Masonic cemetery at Crane, under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever. He is survived by his wife and eight children: Mrs. Mary Maples and Lon Ash of Clever; Ben Ash, Rosa Wildman, Goldia Andrews, Efton and Floria Ash all of Crane, and Mrs. Grace Moore of Alburn, OK, four brothers and two sisters, besides other relatives and friends.


Ash, Laura Josephine “Josie“ (Jones) 18 Mar 1893 - 6 Mar 1931 CCR 12 Mar 1931 p7

[Note: Daughter of Hezekiah & Mary F. (Wells) Jones; married 4 Oct 1908 George William Ash 31 May 1890 - 5 Nov 1953]

Laura Josephine Jones was born March 18, 1893, and departed this life March 6, 1931, at her home at 504 W. Kearney Street, Springfield, MO, at the age of 36 years, 11 months and 12 days. She was married to Geo. Ash, in October 1908. To this union were born nine children, five boys and four girls, all are at home. She was converted in January, 1924, and united with the Baptist church. She was a true Christian mother and loved by all who knew her. Those who survive are the husband, nine children, four sisters, Mrs. Perry Thomas of Ponce de Leon, Mrs. Dora White of California, Mrs. Lillie Rose and Miss Alta Maples of Springfield, her mother Mrs. Mary Maples of Springfield and 3 brothers, C.A. Jones of Springfield, Charley Jones of Jefferson, OH, and Sherman Maples of Springfield. Dearest mother, thou hast left us. Oh! ‘Tis sad to say farewell. But ‘tis God who has bereft us, he doeth all things well. Tho we never more shall greet thee neath the circle of the sun, but in heaven we hope to meet thee when our work on earth is done. Funeral services were held at the Wise Hill cemetery at 11 am, on Monday, March 9, with Rev. Rolla Cook officiating. Burial was under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.


Ash, Leona Tennie (Johnson) 2 May 1867 - 6 Jan 1937 CCR 21 Jan 1937 p2

[Note: Daughter of M. & Mary (Maples) Johnson; married 1888 James S. Ash 22 Dec 1867 - 31 Mar 1931]

Leona Johnson was born May 2, 1867, and died Jan. 8, 1937, aged 69 years, eight months and six days. She was married to James Ash at the age of 21 years. He preceded her in death by three years. She is survived by eight children, Mrs. Columbus Maples of Aurora, Lon Ash of California, Mrs. Rosa Wildman of Crane, Mrs. Grace Moore of Oklahoma, Mr. Efton Ash of Arizona, Mr. Ben Ash, Mrs. Gertie Andrews and Miss Flo Ash, all of Elsey. Also by one brother, W.T. Johnson of Aurora and three sisters, Mrs. Sally Ash of Oklahoma, Mrs. Ellen Cox of Ponce de Leon and Mrs. Frank Thatcher of Elsey. Funeral services were held on Jan. 11 in the Elsey Baptist church with Rev. R.R. Cook of Selmore officiating. Burial was made under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.


Ash, Marion D. 23 Jun 1888 - 9 Mar 1969  CCR 13 Mar 1969 p4

[Note: married Hester]

Marion D. Ash. 80, of Ozark died at 3:30 a.m. Sunday in the Aurora Community Hospital where he had been a patient for five weeks. Mr. Ash had been in the shoe repair business for many years both in Ozark and earlier in Aurora. He is survived by his wife, Hester; six sons, Loren of Kansas City, Warren of Cassville, Paul of San Diego, Calif., George, Hershel and Oliver, all of Purdy; five daughters, Mrs. Ralph Bennett, Mrs. Burl Hall and Mrs. Loyd Stoddard, all of Aurora., Mrs. Elmer Kindricks, of Ozark. and Mrs. Dale Brown, of Wichita, Kan.; a sister, Mrs. Cattie Holloway of Purdy; 52 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Peterson Chapel, Aurora with the Rev. Howard Blevins and the Rev. Ora Short officiating. Burial was in Horner Cemetery, Cassville.


Ash, Willie Clarence 31 Jan 1931 - 14 Aug 1931 CCR 20 Aug 1931 p1

[Note: Son of George William & Laura Josephine “Josie“ (Jones) Ash; MO DC says b 30 Jan 1931, obit says 31 Jan 1931]

Willie Clarence Ash, small son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Ash, was born Jan. 31, 1931, and departed this life Aug. 14, 1931, at the home, 1361 West Loren St., Springfield, Mo., aged 6 months and 14 days. He leaves five brothers, three sisters, and his father. His mother passed away March 6, 1931. He also is survived by both grandparents and a number of other relatives. Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 15, 1931, at 1:30 p.m. at the Wise Hill cemetery north of Clever with Rev. Rolla Cook of Clever officiating. Burial was under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.


Ashby, Infant Daughter 18 Oct 1977 - 18 Oct 1977 OH 20 Oct 1977 p5

[Note: Daughter of John & ? (Gardner) Ashby]

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ashby, 3737 West Chestnut, died at 2:35 a.m. Tuesday in Cox Medical Center shortly after birth. Other survivors include the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roma Ashby, Walnut Grove, maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Gardner, Route 1, Ash Grove; paternal great grandmother, Mrs. Margaret Trantham, Walnut Grove and maternal great grandmothers, Mrs. Lila Gardner, Republic and Mrs. Pearl Cook, Billings. Graveside services were at 11 a.m. today in Greenlawn Cemetery, Springfield, with the Rev. Gilbert Spencer officiating. Burial is under direction of Wilson-Brim-Daniel of Walnut Grove.


Asher, Henry H., Dr. 1905 - 6 Jan 1944 CCR 20 Jan 1944 p5

[Note: Son of Henry & ? (?) Asher; married Bernice Bollman]

Dr. Henry H. Asher, 38, formerly with the State board of health at Ozark, died Thursday morning, Jan. 6, at his home in Manistique, Mich., from an attack of pneumonia. Surviving are his widow, the former Bernice Bollman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bollman, 532 East Elm; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Asher of Lawrence, Kans.; two sons, Henry and Robert, both of the home; and one brother, with the Army at Camp Wolters, Texas. Funeral services were held in Lawrence.--Springfield Daily News.


Asher, Keithley Etta (Whittington) 11 Jun 1922 - 9 Jul 2010 CH-N 14 Jul 2010

[Note: Daughter of Edgar/Edward & Eula Fern (Keithley) Whittington; married 11 Jun 1942 Rodger Asher; brother & mother’s records call father Edgar, hers calls him Edward ]

Keithley Etta Asher, 88, Nixa, passed away July 9, 2010, in Nixa.  She was born June 11, 1922, in Boaz, the daughter of Edward and Eula (Keithley) Whittington. Keithley Etta graduated from Nixa High School. On June 11, 1942, she was united in marriage to Rodger Asher. Survivors include: Her four children, Gene Asher and wife Susan, Nixa, Joe Asher and wife Jean, Ozark, Jerry Asher, and Rodgetta Henderson, Nixa; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Hazelene Payne, Nixa. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Ed Asher Jr.  Funeral services were at 11 a.m. July 12 in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Rev. Jerry Francisco officiating. Burial followed in Richwood Cemetery, Nixa. Visitation was from 9 to 11 a.m. immediately before the service.


Asher, Rodger Edwin 27 Jan 1919 - 27 Apr 1987  OH 7 May 1987 pC15

[Note: Son of Boyd & Clara (  ) Asher; married 11 Jun 1942 CCM Keithley Etta Whittington 11 Jun 1922 - 9 Jul 2010 ]

Services for Rodger E. Asher, 68, Nixa, were held April 30 in Harris Chapel, Nixa, with the Revs. Richard Eakins and Kenneth Bandy officiating. Burial was in Richwood Cemetery near Ozark. Mr. Asher died April 27 in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield following a short illness. He was an employee of Meeks Lumber Company, Nixa. A Seymour native, he had resided in Nixa for the past 38 years, having moved there from Springfield. Mr. Asher was a member of the First Baptist Church at Nixa, a veteran of the U. S. Army, having served during World War II, and was a member of the Nixa American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Keithley Etta; three sons, Gene Asher, Nixa, Joe Asher, Ozark and Jerry Asher; one daughter, Rodgetta Henderson, Springfield; one sister, Lefa Ellingsworth, Springfield; four brothers, Royice Asher, Everton, J. D. Asher, Springfield, Guy Asher, Douglas, Alaska, and Donald Asher, West Plains, and eight grandchildren,


Asher, Rodger Edwin 27 Jan 1919 - 27 Apr 1987  OH 14 May 1987 p C15

Card of Thanks

We would like to thank everyone for their kindness, flowers, food, prayers and concern during the death of our husband and father. The Roger Asher Family.


Asher, Ruth (Henson) 18 Jan 1915 - 25 Apr 2004  SN-L 27 Apr 2004

[Note: Daughter of Edward K. & Gertrude (Taylor) Henson; married 4 Jun 1931 Ernest Asher]

Ruth Asher, 89 of Cape Fair, Missouri, passed away Sunday, April 25, 2004, in Cox South hospital after a brief illness. Ruth was born January 18, 1915, in Cape Fair, Missouri, to Edward K. and Gertrude (Taylor) Henson and had been a life long resident of the area. On June 4, 1931, she was united in marriage to Ernest Asher. Ruth had made her home at Asher's Cane Bottom which was known for strawberries and excellent fishing. That farm is now known as Walnut Springs. Earnest and Ruth Asher, his parents, Eli and Clara Asher, and his sister, Thena and Glen Cope, were all well known farmers in the Stone/Barry County area. Ruth was a farmer, genealogist, musician, journalist and loving mother. She was the editor of the Stone County Missouri History Volume I and had written a weekly column for the Crane Chronicle for over 40 years. Ruth was very involved and active in her community and was a member of several organizations including the Stone County Historical Society, Laurence County Historical Society, White River Valley Historical Society in Taney County, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Elk Horn Prairie Chapter, Cape Fair Homemakers Club, Sew What Quilting Club in Cape Fair, Elm Branch Church Quilters Club in Aurora, Missouri, and the College of the Ozarks Associates. Ruth was a charter member of the Cape Fair Baptist Church, where she was the organist and pianist for services. She has three grandsons who have served in Iraq, Shane and Jeremy Asher and Shannon Martin. Ruth was very well known as she went about her travels in her blue Mercury. Her husband, Ernest, and one granddaughter, Lisa Asher, preceded Ruth in death. Survivors include three sons, Ernest E. Asher and wife, Sandra of Clever, Missouri, Charles Eddy Asher and wife, Linda Ann of Cape Fair, and Ansel Asher and wife, Karen of Seymour, Missouri; five daughters, Mary Ruth Tearney and husband, James F. of Leawood, Kansas, Sharon Vera Bennett and husband, Kenneth of Cape Fair, Elizabeth (Betty) Ann Eagleburger and husband, Larry of Branson, Missouri, Reatha Faye Asher Lloyd and husband, Connie of Seligman, Missouri, and Linda Sue Asher Williams of Springfield, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Thena Cope of Crane, Missouri; one nephew, O.D. Cope of Jenkins, Missouri; one niece, Glenda Farley of Conway, Missouri; 26 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; two cousins, Orie Henson and wife, Jessie, and Jaunita Harris, all of Crane; and numerous other relatives and many friends. Ruth will be mourned and greatly missed by all that had the chance to know and love her. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 28, 2004, in Westrip Funeral Home with Blaine Stafford and David Martin officiating. Visitation will be held today, April 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in Nolan Cemetery, Galena, Missouri, under the care of Westrip Funeral Home, Crane. Memorial contributions may be made to the College of the Ozarks, Summers Cemetery in c/o Stone County National Banks or the charity of the donor's choice.


Ashton, Catherine Ardella (Justus) 28 Jun 1934 - 17 Jul 2004 SN-L 17 Jul 2004

[Note: Daughter of Arnold & Lula Mae (  ) Justus; married 3 Jun 1956 Thomas Edward Ashton 4 Jan 1934 - 25 Dec 2003]

Catherine Ardella Ashton, 70, Ozark, died Saturday, July 17, 2004, in her home. The daughter of Arnold and Lula Mae Justus, Hendersonville, N.C., she was born June 28, 1934, in Dana, N.C. She was raised in Hendersonville, N.C. Pat (Catherine) had a master's degree in health care and business management. Pat was a Medical Technologist and Head of Chemistry in the laboratory at St. Mary's Health Center in Clayton, Missouri, until she retired in 1998. Pat devoted her life to the care of others and to the advancement of medicine. On June 3, 1956, she married Thomas Edward Ashton in Nashville, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Thomas "Tom", who just recently passed on December 25, 2003. She is survived by her daughter, Tricia Derges and her husband, Daniel, of Fremont Hills; a son, Thomas Edward Ashton II and his wife, Jackie, of Jacksonville, Fla.; and a brother, Sam Justus and his wife, Linda, of Saluda, N.C. She is also survived by her 10 grandchildren, Jaime Jarvis and her husband, Kevin, of Nixa; Brandi Hastings and her husband, Jim, of Fremont Hills; Justin Derges, Callie Derges, Emily Derges, and Derick Derges, all of Fremont Hills; and Kristen Ashton, Kimberlee Aston, Shannon Ashton, and Brandon Ashton, all of Jacksonville, Fla.; her two great-grandchildren, Garrett Jaruis and Logan Hastings; and her third great-grandchild, Hailey Rose Jarvis, will be here in November of 2004. Visitation will be today, July 19, 2004, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Greenlawn Funeral Home South. Graveside services will be held at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery on James River at 2 p.m. Tuesday, where she will be buried next to her beloved husband, Tom. Memorial contributions are suggested to The American Liver Foundation, 75 Maiden Lane Suite 603, New York, N.Y. 10038.


Ashton, Thomas Edward 4 Jan 1934 - 25 Dec 2003 SN-L 28 Dec 2003

[Note: Son of William & Linda (Holmes) Ashton; married 3 Jun 1956 Catherine Ardella Justus 28 Jun 1934 - 17 Jul 2004]

Thomas Edward Ashton, 69, Ozark, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2003, in his home. The son of William and Linda (Holmes) Ashton, he was born Jan 4, 1934, in Knoxville, Tenn. He was raised in Brownsville, Texas. Tom had a Master's Degree in health care management. He was a chief research chemist for Washington University Medical School in St. Louis when he retired in 1992. He was also a herpetologist. Tom loved the outdoors and studying snakes and salamanders. Tom was a Korean War veteran, serving from Feb. 1951 to Feb. 1953. He earned the rank Master Sergeant on his 18th birthday. He served in the U.S. 3rd Army 7th Division and in the Polar Bear Infantry Unit. Tom earned many medals of recognition: Combat Infantryman; National Defense Service Medal; World War II Occupation; Army Good Conduct Medal; U.S. Korean Service Medal with three campaign stars; U.N. Korean Service; ROK War Service; Polar Bear Infantry Unit; Seven Steps to Hell; Korean Presidential Unit Medal; and Sharpshooter. On June 3, 1956, he married Catherine "Pat" Ardella Justus in Nashville, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his parents, stepmother Olga Saeliz, and two brothers, Stanley and Chester. He is survived by his wife, Pat; a daughter, Tricia Derges and her husband, Daniel, of Fremont Hills; a son, Thomas Edward Ashton II and his wife, Jackie, of Jacksonville, Fla.; three sisters, Olga Spaulding of Colorado, Virginia Stubbs and Patricia Green of South Carolina, and Elizabeth Ashton of California; and one brother, Ken Wood of South Carolina. Tom has 10 grandchildren, Jaime Jarvis and her husband, Kevin, of Nixa, Brandi Hastings and her husband, Jim, of Fremont Hills, Justin Derges, Callie Derges, Emily Derges and Derick Derges of Fremont Hills, Kristen Ashton, Kimberlee Ashton, Shannon Ashton and Brandon Ashton, Jacksonville, Fla.; and two great-grandchildren, Garrett Jarvis and Logan Hastings. Visitation will be Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Greenlawn Funeral Home South, 441 W. Battlefield. A military service with full military honors will be held at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery on James River at 10 a.m. Tuesday.


Assenmacher, Anna M. (Ostein) 19 Sep 1889 - 19 Jan 1969 CCR 16 Jan 1969 p8

[Note: Daughter of  Phillip & Rosa ( ) Ostein; married 10 Feb 1915 CCM Louis H. Assenmacher 12 Dec 1891 - 3 Jan 1956]

Rosary services for Mrs. Anna Assenmacher, 79, a native of Billings, were at 8 p.m. Friday in Cantrell Chapel in Billings with the Rev. William McConnell officiating. Funeral mass was at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Billings, and burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Mrs. Assenmacher died at 12 p.m. Thursday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, after a short lines. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Tresa Sncal, state of South Dakota; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.


Assenmacher, Louis Henry 12 Dec 1891 - 3 Jan 1956 CCR 19 Jan 1956 p4

[Note: Son of Herman Joseph & Katherine (Fehring) Assenmacher; married Anna M. Ostein 19 Sep 1889 - 19 Jan 1969]

Louis H. Assenmacher, 64, died January 3, 1956, at his home at Billings. Born in Nebraska, Mrs. Assenmacher came to Billings in 1900 and had been a farmer until his retirement about 4 1/2 years ago. He was a member of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at Billings and a member of the Holy Name Society. Survivors include his wife Anna of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Rosamond Broekhaven of Springfield; three grandchildren; one brother, Clem Assenmacher of Rt. 2, Billings; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Ortwein of Rt. 2, Billings and Miss Gertrude Assenmacher of St. Louis, Mo; other relatives and friends. The Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Jan. 4 in the Harris Funeral Chapel at Billings. Funeral Mass was conducted by Rev. John Van Gorder January 5, 1956 9:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at Billings. Burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.


Atchison, Fred 15 Mar 1925 - 30 Mar 1982 OH 9 Apr 1982 p2

[Note: Son of Elmer & Bessie Augusta (Six) Atchison; parents buried Omaha, AR; grandson of Andy & Nora (Jackson) Atchison; married Bessie]

Services for Fred Atchison, 57, Galena, were held April 3 at the Reeds Spring Junior High Auditorium with the Rev. Benny DeWitt officiating. Burial was in Eisenhour Cemetery under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home in Reeds Spring. Mr. Atchison died of natural causes March 30 at St. John’s Regional Health Center. Survivors include his wife, Bessie; three sons, William R., Bettendorf, Iowa, Larry, of the home, and Odie, Reeds Spring; six daughters, Mrs. Dudder Miller, Molene, Ill., Mrs. Mary Lou Aschwege, Reeds Spring, Mrs. Sharon Clevenger, Galena, Mrs. Gail Meace, Reeds Spring and Miss Kathy Atchison and Miss Vickie Atchison, both of the home; his mother, Mrs. Bessie Atchison, Galena; three brothers, Vernon “Red”, Ozark, Wilburn “Cotton”, Omaha, Ark. and Wilfred, Reeds Spring; five sisters, Mrs. Ivy Stacey, Reeds Spring, Mrs. Evie Davis, Blue Eye, Mrs. Icie Anderson, Bolivar, Mrs. Betty White, Reeds Spring, and Mrs. Rose Davis, Galena, 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.


Atchison, Lilly May (Froebel) 10 Mar 1927 - 8 Apr 1988 OH 14 Apr 1988

[Note: Daughter of Earl M. & Bertha L. (Keithley) Froebel]

Lilly May Froebel Atchison, 61, of Ozark, died at 2:44 a.m. April 8 at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a long illness. Services for Mrs. Atchison were held Monday in the Adams Funeral Home Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Joe Wolven officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery. Mrs. Atchison was born March 10, 1927, at Reeds Spring to Earl and Bertha Froebel. A longtime resident of the Rogersville and Ozark communities, she had worked as a seamstress for the Hagale Garment Factory. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Jim Melton; one sister, Minnie Tubbs; one brother, Willard Froebel; and a half-brother, Phillip Stewart. Her survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Sandra Melton and Kaye Atchison, both of Ozark; one sister, Bessie Atchison, Galena; one brother, Clarence Froebel, of Reeds Spring; three grandchildren, Jeremy and Susan Melton and Brian Atchison, all of Ozark.


Atchison Melvin 1929 - Nov 2010 SN-L 15 Nov 2010

Melvin Atchison, 81, Ozark.  Arrangements: Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.


Atchison, Vernon "Red" 24 Feb 1929 - 13 Aug 1991  NN-E 22 Aug 1991

[Note: Son of Elmer & Bessie Augusta (Six) Atchison; married Mary]

Vernon "Red" Atchison, 62, died Tuesday night, Aug. 13, 1991, in his home. Born Feb. 24, 1929, at Ridgedale, Mo., he was the son of Elmer and Bessie Atchison. He was a lifelong resident of Stone and Christian counties, and was employed by Positronic Industries in Springfield. He was a member of Hilltop Full Gospel Church. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Jimmy Ray Melton; an infant sister, Essie; two brothers, Fred and Wilford "Speck" Atchison; and his father, Elmer Atchison. Survivors include his wife, Mary; his mother, Bessie Atchison, Galena; two daughters, Kaye Atchison and Sandra Melton and her husband, Richard, all of Ozark; three grandchildren, Brian Atchison and Jeremy and Susan Melton; five sisters, Ivy Stacey, Reeds Spring, Eva Davis, Galena, Icey Anderson, Spokane, Betty White, Kimberling City, and Rosalee Davis, Galena; and a brother;, Wilburn "Cotton" Atchison, Omaha, Ark. The funeral was Saturday in Adams Funeral Home with the Rev. Harold Tennison and the Rev. Ben Dewitt officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.

Atchley, Garland S. 23 Jun 1924 - 9 Mar 2005 CCH-N 16 Mar 2005

[Note: Son of Alvin & Elsie (Minick) Atchley; married 9 Dec 1945 Wilma Karnes]

            Garland S. Atchley, 80, Rogersville, Missouri, passed away at 1:33 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, 2005, in Cox South Hospital, Springfield, Missouri. He was born June 23, 1924, in Oak Grove, Arkansas, the son of Alvin and Elsie (Minick) Atchley. Garland proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1943 to 1985 and was a member of the Sam Appleby Jr., Memorial VFW Post 7628 of Ozark, On December 9, 1945, he was united in marriage to Wilma Karnes at Grandview, Arkansas, and to this union three children were born, He was a retired self-employed owner of a bulk milk and trucking business. He enjoyed working hard and spent long hours raising cattle, he was also a self-taught welder and carpenter. Garland was a good man and highly respected among his friends for his good sense of humor, clever wit and thoughtfulness for others. He never met a stranger and has a true passion for his family, friends and animals. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one brother. Garland is lovingly survived by his wife of 59 years, Wilma; two daughters, Brenda Carleton and husband Jerry of Mt. Home, Arkansas, and Sheila Atchley of Rogersville; one sons Steven Atchley of Tucson, Arizona; one granddaughter, Britton Atchley and one grandson, Joshua Atchley, both of Los Angeles, California; other relatives and several caring friends. Funeral services were held at 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 14, 2005, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Ervin Standlee officiating. Burial with full military honors provided by the Sam Appleby, Jr. Memorial VFW Post 7628 followed in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri. Visitation was held from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, March 13, 2005, in the funeral home.


Atkins, John Gentry “Tom” 9 Nov 1931 - 23 Nov 1990 OH 29 Nov 1990

[Note: Son of John D. & Margaret Louise (Gentry) Atkins]

John Gentry "Tom" Atkins, 59, died Friday, Nov. 23, 1990 in Cox Medical Center North, Springfield, following a two-year illness. He had been a resident of Ozark for a short time. Born Nov. 9, 1931 in Middleton, Conn. he was the son of John D. Atkins and Margaret Louise Gentry Atkins. During his childhood he lived in New York. His education included graduation from DePauw University in Green Castle, Ind., John Marshall Law School, Chicago, and Mercer Seminary, Long Island, New York. He was a Mason. Working as a business consultant, he lived in this area since 1986. Survivors include a daughter, Debra Hammer, Bismarck, N.D.; two sons, John Sawyer Atkins and James Raymond Atkins, both of California; a brother, David L. Atkins, Flossmor, Ill.; a sister, Marni A. Powell, Minneapolis; and three grandchildren. A memorial service was held Sunday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Harold Spradling officiating, Cremation was under the direction of the funeral home.


Atkins, Lela Mae (Harvill) Shaw 3 Feb 1926 - 5 Mar 1999 gwobit

[Note: Daughter of  Audie & Florence (Sampson) Harvill; married 1945 Douglas Shaw; married 11 Dec 1957 Turner Atkins 14 Nov 1919 - 8 Mar 1988]

Former Kitsap County resident Lela Mae Atkins, 73, died March 5, 1999, in Manhattan, Kan. She was born Feb. 3, 1926, in Ozark, Mo., to Audie and Florence (Sampson) Harvill. She was raised in Missouri, moving to California while young. She was married to Douglas Shaw from 1945 to 1956. On Dec. 11, 1957, she married Turner Atkins. He preceded her in death on March 8, 1988. Mrs. Atkins worked as a welder in the California shipyards during World War II, coming to Bremerton in 1951. She also worked as a welder at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and was a homemaker. She was an active member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include three sons, Rodney Shaw of Walnut Creek, Calif., and Terry and David Atkins, both of Olalla; two daughters, Cathy Shaw of Manhattan, Kan., and Ramona Lawson of Bremerton; two brothers, Fred Harvill of Bremerton and Leonard Harvill of Prosser, Wash.; four sisters, Ruth Cummings of Bremerton, Linda Treml and Anna Masterson, both of Florida, and Mary Reyna of California; 13 grandchildren, Mike and Jonathan Shaw, Erin, Josh, Brooke, Jessica and Noah Hensley, Nolan, Thea and Maevis Lawson, Josh and Jenny Atkins and Rebecca; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Lewis Funeral Chapel. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, also at Lewis Funeral Chapel. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Contributed by Janis Anderson.


Atkins, Thomas G. “Jerry” 1936 - 28 Oct 1950  CCR 2 Nov 1950

[Note: Son of Thomas Scott & Almeda (Cook) Atkins]

Thomas G. (Jerry) Atkins, 14-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Scott Atkins of Ozark, died in Haguewood hospital here Saturday morning at 11:40 o’clock, an hour after an accidental shot from a .22 rifle struck him high in the center of the forehead as he and two friends prepared to go hunting. The accident happened at the home of Gene Forgey. Forgey’s son, Carl, and Wilbur Pryer, were with young Atkins. The rifle discharged when it was leaned against a stump. Jerry, a freshman in high school, had a reputation for being careful with firearms. Mr. Atkins, agent in Christian County for the Missouri Conservation Commission, was in Springfield having his car radio checked, and learned of the tragedy at the home of another employee of the commission. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Union Church near Goodman, northeast of Pineville, in the community where the family formerly lived. The Rev. Bob Cooper of Goodman officiated at the services, assisted by the Rev. Reg Mapes of Ozark. Burial was in the Ousley cemetery there. It was estimated that around 400 persons attended the services, including 40 to 50 schoolmates and friends of the family from Ozark. The boy is survived by his parents, a brother, Laverne; a sister, Evelyn; and his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Atkins of Anderson.


Atkins, Wilma Vera 20 Nov 1943 - 1 Oct 2007 SN-L 5 Oct 2007

[Note: married 20 Nov 1943 David Jesse Atkins ? - 24 Jun 1991]

Wilma Vera Atkins, 91, Lebanon, passed away Monday, Oct. 1, 2007, in the Baptist Home, Ozark. On Nov. 20, 1943, she married David Jesse Atkins, who preceded her in death on June 24, 1991. She was a lifelong resident of Laclede County and a longtime active member of First Baptist Church of Lebanon. Wilma taught three years at Greenstreet School in the early 1940s, and was a secretary for Mutual Insurance in Lebanon for several years. She was the head baker in the Lebanon High School cafeteria for 23 years. Having a knack for writing, she wrote two books for her granddaughters, "The Golden Years" and "Stroll Down Memory Lane." She is survived by two daughters, Naomi Townsend and her husband, Orval, Nixa, and Wilma Davis and her husband, Joe, Brookline; three granddaughters, Janet Davis, Sara Davis, and Angela McGuirk and her husband, Dustin; a great-grandson, Jaden McGuirk; two step-grandchildren, David Townsend and his wife, Rebecca, and Elizabeth Townsend; two step-great-granddaughters, Kayla and Norah Townsend; several nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, October 5, 2007, in the Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Lebanon, with Rev. Matt Taylor officiating. Burial will be in the Lebanon Cemetery. Visitation will be 7 to 8:30 p.m. today in the funeral home. A memorial to The Baptist Home of Ozark, Mo., has been established and contributions may be made through Holman-Howe Funeral Home, P. O. Box 28, Lebanon, MO 65536.


Atkinson, Alvis 28 Mar 1895 - 27 Apr 1977 OH 5 May 1977 p10

[Note: married Susie]

BAKERSFIELD - Services for Alvis Atkinson, 82, Bakersfield, were at 2 p.m. Saturday in Baptist Hill Church at Elijah, Mo. with the Rev. Truman Miller officiating. Burial was in Baptist Hill Cemetery. Mr. Atkinson died at 1 p.m. Wednesday at his home here apparently of natural causes. He was a World War I veteran, a member of the American Legion in Bakersfield and attended the Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Susie; a son, Jim of Nixa; two brothers, Willard and Leonard, both of Bakersfield and two grandchildren.


Atkinson, Charles Thomas 16 Jun 1911 - 16 Dec 1986 OH 25 Dec 1986 pB6

[Note: Son of Marion Lee & Mattie (Jones) Atkinson; married Sylvia Loomis 25 Feb 1920 - 6 Mar 2003]

Services for Charles Atkinson, 75, Chadwick, were held Dec. 20 in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. James “Hobo” Applegate officiating. Burial was in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Atkinson was dead on arrival at Cox Medical Center South after apparently suffering a heart attack. He was a farmer and stockman and lifelong resident of Chadwick. Survivors include his wife, Sylvie; two daughters, Genevieve Silva and Coralee Laus, both of Castro Valley, Calif.; one brother, Marion Atkinson, Boca Raton, Fla.; one sister, Mildred Turrentine, Independence; and five grandchildren.


Atkinson, Charles Thomas 16 Jun 1911 - 16 Dec 1986  OH 1 Jan 1987 pB7

Card of Thanks

The families of Charles Atkinson would like to say thanks to all friends for food, flowers and kindness. A special thanks to Hobb Boon, Paulette and Leona, Dorothy St. Clair, Donny Guerin, Bob and Evadrona Davidson, Mary Harris and Aunt Mont.  Sylvia Atkinson.


Atkinson, Don 10 Aug 1941 - 17 Apr 2012 AdamsFH

[Note: Son of Ralph & Ruby (Maupin) Atkinson; married 1960 Liz Delisio; married 21 Apr 1995 May Tharp]

            Don Atkinson, age 70, passed away in his home, in Nixa, MO, April 17, 2012, after a long illness. He was born to Ralph and Ruby ( Maupin) Atkinson, August 10, 1941, in Kansas City, Missouri. He married his former wife, Liz Delisio in 1960, and had 3 children. Don married May Tharp, April 21, 1995. Don was most proud of his time as a Firefighter, with the Kansas City, Mo Fire Department. He especially enjoyed the comradery he had with his fellow Firefighters. He was active in his community, and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Don loved his family, NASCAR, the Kansas City Chiefs, and his 1941 Ford truck. Don was a master craftsman and was a part of building Arrowhead Stadium. He built many homes as well as many commercial projects over the years. Don had his own construction company for some time. Don retired from Allis-Chalmers, as Head Lineman. Don is survived by his wife, May, three sons, Chris and Terry Atkinson, of San Diego, Patrick Atkinson, Overland Park, and Joey Atkinson, San Diego, two step children, Phil and Sharon Gatten, Rogersville, and Craig Gatten, Nixa, his brother, Larry and Doris Atkinson, Parkersburg WV, and his sister, Janet Spaw, K.C, KS. Cremation is under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, MO


Atkinson, Evelyn (King) 31 May 1929 - 27 Aug 2010            CCH-N 1 Sep 2010

[Note: Daughter of Daniel Ray & Ida Marie (Hargis) King; married 27 Mar 1948 Raymond Lee Atkinson 14 Oct 1925 - 4 Mar 2003]

Evelyn Atkinson, 81, of Fordland, passed away Aug. 27, 2010, at her home. Evelyn was born on May 31, 1929, in Rogersville to Daniel Ray and Ida Marie “Hargis“ King. She was a graduate of Rogersville High School class of 1947 and the Draughn Business College in Springfield. She was a member of the Antioch Church of Christ, the Red Hat Club, Pleasant Panthers Extension Club, a 4-H Leader and Sunday school teacher. Evelyn was married to Raymond Lee Atkinson on March 27, 1948, and he preceded her in death on March 4, 2003. She was also preceded in death by her parents and a grandson, Seth Atkinson. Surviving is her three sons and their wives, David and Phyllis Atkinson of Ozark, Dwight and Terry Atkinson of Strafford and Darrell and Julia Atkinson of Rogersville; her daughter and husband, Debby and Rockie Slaughter of Elkhorn, Wisc.; one brother, Clyde King and wife Esther of Springfield, in-laws, Jean and John Leinhard of Louisiana, Lillian Gardner of California, John and Betty Atkinson and Dan and Vicki Atkinson all of Rogersville; 14 grandchildren: Julia, Carla, John, Sara, Aaron, Jerry, Tommy, Robert, Nathan, Tara, Greg, Jason, Stephanie, Janean; and 24 great-grandchildren, Ben, Bethany, Lyla, Miranda, Madiline, Ashlyn, Kaden, Raegan, Will, Bella, Cade, Quinn, Cael, Brolan, Cullen, Nick, Alex, Caitlin, Leigh, Taylor and McKenzie; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Services were at 11 a.m. Aug. 31. At the Preston-Marsh Funeral Home. Burial was in Panther Valley Cemetery. Visitation was from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Preston-Marsh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Fair Haven Children’s Home Strafford or the Panther Valley Cemetery Fund.



Atkinson, Gisela Katherine 21 Dec 1908 - 6 Jun 1988   OH 9 Jun 1988

Gisela Katherine Atkinson, 79, of Springfield, died at 6:20 a.m. Monday at Maranatha Manor. Graveside services for Miss Atkinson were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Maple Park Cemetery, with Dr. Curtis A. March officiating. Burial was under the direction of Gorman-Scharpf University Chapel. Miss Atkinson had lived in Springfield most of her life, and was a graduate of Greenwood High School an Drury College. She was an elementary school teacher at Tefft and Delaware schools, and had also taught at Forsyth Elementary. She owned and operated the Mountain Maids Gift Shop in Forsyth with Mildred Hinckley for several years. She was a member of First and Calvary Presbyterian Church, Springfield, and belonged to the P.E.O. sisterhood. Her survivors include two sisters, Mary Lee Cardot, Rogersville, and Frances G. "Pat" Ellis, Springfield.


Atkinson, James Richard 1981 - 8 Feb 2005 SN-L 11 Feb 2005

[Note: Son of Ray & Nona (Applegate) Atkinson; no SSDI found]

James Richard Atkinson, 23, of Highlandville, died in a fatal car accident Feb. 8, 2005. He is survived by a son, Dalton James Atkinson, Fordland; his fiance, Shondra Altic and her daughter, Taylor of Everton; father, Ray Atkinson of Highlandville; mother, Nona Atkinson (Applegate) of Ozark; grandparents, Paul and Bernice Atkinson, James H. and Opal Applegate; two brothers, Randy and John; two sisters, Jodee and Brandy; one stepsister, Rhonda; and a host of family and friends. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005, at Greenlawn North Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Highlandville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until service time in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations sent to Greenlawn North.


Atkinson, James Richard            28 Dec 1981 - 8 Feb 2005 CCH-N 8 Feb 2006

In Memory James Richard Atkinson Dec. 28, 1981 - Feb. 8, 2005

            You were taken from us so suddenly, but not a day goes by we don’t think of you.

We miss and love you. Your family and friends


Atkinson, Louisa (Kessinger) Welch 26 Feb 1899 - 5 Sep 1988 OH 8 Sep 1988

[Note: Daughter of Miles Henry & Lillie Arizona (Melton) Kessinger; married Dudley G. Welch; married second Roy L. Atkinson 18 Sep 1903 - 14 Feb 1988; censuses & tombstone give name as Louisa]

Louise Welch Atkinson, 89, of Ozark, died Sept. 5 at the Ozark Nursing and Care Center. Graveside services for Mrs. Atkinson will be held at 10 a.m. today (Thursday, Sept. 8) at Linden Cemetery, Sparta, with the Rev. Bob Martens officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Harris Funeral Home, Ozark. Mrs. Atkinson was born in Ozark Feb. 26, 1899 to the marriage of Miles Henry and Lillie Arizona (Melton) Kessinger. She had been a resident of the Linden area for 26 years, and was a member of the Smyrna Baptist Church. Mrs. Atkinson was an employee of the Kentwood Arms Hotel in Springfield for 30 years, retiring in 1962. She-was preceded in death by her husband, Roy L. Atkinson, Feb. 14 of this year, and by a grandson, Terry Welch, in 1987. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Dudley G. and Kathleen Welch, of Oldfield; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Richard Murphy, of Hollister; four grandchildren, Dudley A. Welch, Benecia, California, Cmdr. Richard L. Murphy, Scabrook, Texas, Bill R. Murphy, Ozark, and Cathryn Snider, Rogersville; and a sister, Mrs. Gussie Denby, Ozark.


Atkinson, M. Oliver 20 Jul 1861 - 16 May 1934 CCR 17 May 1934 p1

[Note: married Tennessee Virginia Walker 20 Jan 1853 - 11 Aug 1921; parents unknown on DC]

Ends own life with shotgun. M.O. Atkinson, aged 73 years, dies from his own hand at the Spud Burke Farm near Bruner Wednesday morning about 6:30 o’clock.

M.O. Atkinson, aged 73 years, who had made his home for the past five years at the “Spud” Burke home in East Benton township, 4 miles north of Bruner ended his life about 6:30 o’clock Wednesday morning with a 12 gauge shotgun. The Burke family had prepared breakfast and had gone to the aged man’s room to call him. He had arisen however and gone out. They called to him that breakfast was ready but got no response. Just as they sat down to the table they heard the report of the gun and investigated. The body was found along the west side of the house. Atkinson had placed the gun on a block of wood with the butt against the house. He then sat down on the ground with the muzzle at his forehead and pushed the trigger with a stick. The entire top of the head was blown off. The deceased is without relatives as far as the Burkes know. He had been in ill health for the past several months but seldom complained. Tuesday he took three eggs to the Loveland store and traded them for one shell of No. 4 shot. This he used in the gun. The remains were buried today in the Union Chapel cemetery beside his wife. T.B. Chaffin of Ozark had the direction of the services and burial.


Atkinson, Marion Lee 5 May 1869 - 23 Apr 1958 CCR 1 May 1958 p1

[Note: Son of Noah H. & Adaline B. (Caynor) Atkinson; married Mattie Jones 21 Sep 1873 - 30 Nov 1957 ]

Funeral services for Marion Lee Atkinson, 88, of Chadwick who died April 23 at St. Johns Hospital in Springfield, were held Saturday, April 26 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chadwick Union Church, with Rev. Earl T. Sechler officiating. Burial was in Danforth Cemetery near Strafford under direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Clever. Mr. Atkinson was born near Marshfield,. Mo., and in 1893 became agent for the Frisco Railroad at Chadwick. When this depot was closed in 1933, he continued as agent in Kirkwood, Mo. until his retirement in 1940. He was a member of the Chadwick Christian Church. Survivors include two sons, Marion L. Atkinson. Jr. of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Charles T. Atkinson of Chadwick; two daughters, Mrs. R. E. Nichols of Chadwick and Mrs. Gene Turrentine of Independence, Mo.; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren; two brothers, A. E. Atkinson of Springfield [sic - only one is named]; one sister, Mrs. Daisy M. Morris of Springfield.


Atkinson, Mattie Anderson (Jones) 21 Sep 1873 - 30 Nov 1957  CCR 5 Dec 1957 p4

[Note: Daughter Richard M. & Nannie H. (Anderson) Jones; married Marion Lee Atkinson 5 May 1869 - 23 Apr 1958]

Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Atkinson, 84, who died Wednesday, November 27 at her home in Chadwick, were held Saturday, Nov. 30 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chadwick Union Church, with Rev. E. T. Sechler officiating. Burial was in Danforth Cemetery near Strafford under direction of Harris Funeral Home of Clever. She was a member of the Chadwick Christian Church. Survivors include her husband, Marion Lee Atkinson of Oklahoma City, Okla; and Charles Atkinson of Chadwick; two daughters, Mrs. R. E. Nichols of Chadwick and Mrs. Gene Turrentine of Independence, Mo.; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Mamie Jones Raines of Springfield.


Atkinson, Raymond Lee 14 Oct 1925 - 4 Mar 2003  CCH-N 19 Mar 2003

[Note: Son of Guy E. & May (Barnard) Atkinson; married 27 Mar 1948 Evelyn King]

Raymond Lee Atkinson, 77, Fordland, died at 9 p.m. March 4, 2003, in his home. He was a resident of the Panther Valley Community all of his life. Atkinson was born in Rogersville on October 14, 1925, to Guy E. and May Barnard Atkinson. He was married to Evelyn King on March 27, 1948. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn, of the home; four children, David Atkinson and wife Phyllis, Ozark, Dwight Atkinson and wife Terry, Strafford, Debbie Slaughter and husband Rocky, Elkhorn, Wis., and Darrell Atkinson and wife Julia Rogersville; two sisters, Lillian Gardner, California, Jean Leinhard and husband John, Alabama; two brothers, John Ed Atkinson and wife Betty, Rogersville, and Dan Atkinson and wife Vicki, Rogersville; 14 grandchildren, Julie and Chris Boatwright, Carla Atkinson, John and Peni Atkinson, Sara and Jason Norman, Jerry and Florica Van Horn, Tommy Van Horn, Aaron Atkinson, Robert Atkinson, Nathan and Jeni Slaughter, Tara and Bryan Frost, Greg and Amber Atkinson, Jason and Kristi Atkinson, Stephanie Atkinson, Janean Atkinson; nine great-grandchildren, Ben, Bethany, Miranda, Madeline, Ashlynn, Nickolas, Alexandria, Caitlin and Leigh; two aunts, Bess Scott, Fordland, and June and Bob Kendall, Kentucky; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Clyde and Esther King, Springfield; eight nephews and four nieces, several cousins and many friends. Atkinson was preceded in death by his parents and grandson Seth Atkinson. Atkinson was a graduate of Rogersville High School class of 1943. He was an active member of the FFA and Rogersville First American Farmer. He continued to be a dairyman his entire life. He was a member of the Antioch Church of Christ serving as Sunday school teacher for many years. He served on the Logan-Rogersville school board for 25 years. He served on the Webster Electric board, the Webster County ASCS Committee, and the County Line Dam Committee. He was a very loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his family. Memorials may be made to the Fair Haven Children’s Home of Strafford or the Panther Valley Cemetery. Services were at 1 p.m. March 8 at the Logan Rogersville High School Auditorium. Burial was in the Panther Valley Cemetery, Fordland.

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