Atkinson, Roy Lonnie, d. 1988 - Ausmus, Emma Elizabeth, d. 1947

Atkinson, Roy Lonnie 18 Sep 1903 - 14 Feb 1988  OH 18 Feb 1988

[Note: married first  Edith A. Reynolds; married Louisa Kessinger, 26 Feb 1899 - 5 Sep 1988  who m/1 a Welch)

Roy Lonnie Atkinson, 84, of Rogersville, died Sunday at 1:05 a.m. at the Ozark Nursing and Care Center, Ozark. Services for Mr. Atkinson were held Wednesday at the Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Revs. Bob Martens and Bill Evans officiating. Burial was in the Linden Cemetery, Sparta. Mr. Atkinson was retired from the Inland Printing Company, and was a member of the printers' union. He was a veteran of World War II, serving for three years in Europe with the 40th combat unit of the United States Army. He was a member of the Goad Ballinger Post #69 of the American Legion. Converted at an early age, Mr. Atkinson served as a deacon at the Smyrna Baptist Church. He also was an ordained minister. He was a member of Gideons International, serving as Chaplain. Mr. Atkinson is survived by his wife, Louise, of the home; one son, Roy W. Atkinson of Webster Grove; two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Josephine Sullens, Springfield; one stepson, Dudley Welch, Oldfield; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Mary Murphy, Rt. 5, Rogersville; five step grandchildren; and nine step great-grandchildren.


Atkinson, Susie (Mullins) 8 Jul 1899 - 18 Nov 1990 OH 29 Nov 1990

[Note: Daughter of James Madison & Susan Alice (Roberts) Mullins; married 1 Aug 1920 Alvis Atkinson]

Susie Atkinson, 91, Nixa, died at 12:15 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, 1990 in St. John's Regional Health Care Center, Springfield. She was born July 8, 1899 at Bakersfield, Mo. She was the daughter of the late James Madison and Susan Alice Roberts Mullins. She received her education at the Barren Creek School and on Aug. 1, 1920, was married at Bakersfield to Alvis Atkinson, who preceded her in death April 27, 1977. She was a member of the Barren Creek General Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three sisters, Grace Atkinson, Jennie Bridges and Emma Woodworth; and four brothers, Oscar Mullins, Charlie Mullins, Henry Mullins and Thurlow Mullins. She is survived by a son, Jim Atkinson, and his wife, Louise, Clever; two grandchildren, Eddie Atkinson, and Karen Gohn and her husband, Mike, all of Clever; two great-grandchildren, Cody Michael Gohn and Brittany Sue Gohn, both of Clever; a brother, Fred Mullins Bakersfield; two sisters-in-law, Olga Mullins, Salem, Ark., and Oma Mullins, West Plains; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the Baptist Hill Church with the Rev. Truman Miller officiating. Interment was in Baptist Hill Cemetery under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Hill Cemetery Fund and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Atkinson, Sylvia (Loomis) 25 Feb 1920 - 6 Mar 2003  CCH-N 26 Mar 2003

[Note: Daughter of John L. “Babe” & Lyda (Moody) Loomis; married Dec 1946 Charles Thomas Atkinson 16 Jun 1911 - 16 Dec 1986]

On March 6, at 8:55 a.m. Sylvia Atkinson left this earth to go to her home in heaven to meet with Jesus Christ our Lord and to be reunited with many loved ones. She was born February 25, 1920, the second child of Babe and Lyda Loomis. Atkinson graduated from Chadwick High School. She was saved at a young age and was an active member of Chadwick Union Church for many years. Sylvia and Charley Atkinson were united in marriage in December, 1946. They made their home on a farm in Chadwick. For many years they raised milk cows, goats and Black Angus beef cattle. After the death of her husband, Atkinson ran the farm and ventured to raise Limousin cattle. Atkinson was active in all the farm chores and kept the farm in good working order. She loved her chores as she loved her life. She loved the land and enjoyed the beauty of wildflowers and all of God's creations. She loved the rocks on the farm or wherever she was. She inspected each rock as she picked it up to be removed from their alfalfa fields. She acquired a beautiful collection. Atkinson was a generous lady always ready to help where there was a need. She was plain spoken and said what she meant, and it was easy to understand. She loved her family. She also loved her family at Ozark Nursing and Care Center. She enjoyed their friendship and love for her. On March 4, 2003, she received her golden medallion from AA for 17 years. Her home group was Swan and she regularly attended Sparta and Forsyth groups. She loved her AA family and cherished their love and friendship. We will greatly miss her sweet presence with us but we know she is smelling the flowers in heaven and helping the angels. She was preceded in death by her parents, Babe and Lyda Loomis; her husband, Charles; two brothers, Arnold and Reggie Loomis; a brother-in-law, Tracy Wright; a nephew, Michael St. Clair; and a niece, Teri Church. Survivors include three sisters, Jewell Wright, Spokane, Wash., Agnes St. Clair and Marie Davis, both of Chadwick; three brothers, Richard Loomis, Wenatchee, Wash., Don Loomis, Chadwick and Jack Loomis, Blue Eye; many nieces and nephews who were the love of her life; ,two stepdaughters, Genevieve Silva, Oakland, Calif., and Cora Lee Laux, Castro Valley, Calif.; and many other relatives and friends. Services were March 9 at 1 p.m. in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. James H. "Hobo" Applegate officiating, Burial was in Chadwick Cemetery.


Atkisson, Stephen Aaron 30 Oct 1958 - 30 Jul 1992 gwobit

[Note: Daughter of Aaron & Margaret (Grogan) Atkisson; married Sandra Rae Toates]

Stephen Aaron Atkisson, 33, Route 2, Ozark, died Thursday, July 30, 1992, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, from a cerebral hemorrhage.  Mr. Atkisson was born Oct. 30, 1958, in Springfield.  He was employed by Access Banking Systems in Corporate Centre as a market analyst.  Survivors include his wife, Sandra Rae Toates Atkisson; a son, Matthew Aaron Atkisson; his parents, Aaron and Margaret Atkisson, Springfield; a brother, Jeffrey Atkisson, Arlington, Texas; maternal grandmother, Eva Ruth Grogan, Ore City, Texas; aunts and uncles, Billie Atkisson Smith and Peggy Atkisson Hart, both of Houston, Marcie Atkisson, LaMesa, Calif., Stephen Edward Atkisson, Rolla, Barbara Grogan Fish, Topeka, Kan., Mildred Grogan Keene, Kansas City, Carol Grogan Eaton, Springfield, and Ronald Grogan, Ore City, Texas; a host of cousins; and many good friends that will miss him dearly.  Steve had a million dollar personality.  "To know him was to love him."  Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Revs. Joe Fahl and David Howard officiating.  Burial will be in Hopedale Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.  Contributions may be made to the Memorial Education Fund for Matthew Atkisson in care of Access Banking Systems, Corporate Centre, Suite 2-116, 1949 East Sunshine, Springfield, MO 65804.

(Springfield News-Leader – 2 August 1992)


Aton, Chloe (Johnson) 22 Aug 1917 - 21 Jan 2006 SN-L 24 Jan 2006

[Note: Daughter of Homer & Maude (Stutesman) Johnson]

Chloe Aton, age 88, of Springfield, Mo., died Saturday, January 21, 2006, at Christian Health Care. Chloe was born in Christian County on August 22, 1917, the daughter of Homer and Maude Johnson. She was a retired cook for Sherwood School and a member of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Jennell; a son, Bobby; a sister, Faye; and two brothers, Clell and Ray. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, William R. and Doris Aton, of Springfield, Mo., and Jim and Rebecca Aton, of Willard, Mo.; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Bill Smith, of Texas; a sister, Marie Carroll, of Iowa; a brother and his wife, Ruel and Judy Johnson, of Washington state; 13 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren ; and many more friends. Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 25, 2006, at 10 a.m. at Greenlawn Funeral Home South. Burial will be in the Highlandville Cemetery. Visitation is from 6 to 7 p.m. tonight, in the funeral home.


Aton, Joe "Bob" 23 Mar 1929 - 17 Aug 2008 SN-L 20 Aug 2008

[Note: Son of Sidney & Georgia (  ) Aton]

Joe "Bob" Aton, 79, passed away, August 17, 2008, in his home in Springfield. He was born March 23, 1929, to Sidney and Georgia Aton. Bob served in the navy during the Korean war on a repair ship. He was a member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union, local 178 for 54 years. Bob worked most of those years at Jess Wood Plumbing, Co. He is survived by his son Joe of Springfield; daughters, Cindy McClancy and her husband Joe of Cordova, Tenn., Karen Williams and her husband Danny of Fayettville, N.C.; stepson Marty Little and his wife Kim of Nixa; stepdaughter Cindy Murphey and her husband Ronnie of Clever; brothers, Jerry Aton and his wife Janet of Republic, John Aton and his wife Jo Ann of Springfield; four grandchildren; six step grandchildren; and many other family members and friends who will deeply miss him. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, August 21, 2008, at Greenlawn Funeral Home South.

Aton, Mary Lee (Harris) Little    1 Mar 1932 - 7 Jun 1994 SN-L 9 Jun 1994
[Note: Daughter of John S. & Ruby J. (Adams) Harris; married ? Little; married Joe Bob Aton]
Mary Lee Aton, 62, Springfield, passed away at 6:05 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, 1994 in Republic Park Care Center after a long illness. She was born March 1, 1932 in Chadwick, to John and Ruby Harris and was member of the Walnut Street Christian Church. “The smile that lights a mother’s face, so gentle and so kind, is one that you will always carry with you in your mind. Her words of praise and thoughtfulness and comfort for your tears, will echo like the sweetest music through the passing years and always,  everywhere you go, in everything you do. She’ll guide your steps and cheer your heart, for she’s part of you.” She is survived by her husband, Joe Bob Aton, of the home; a son, Marty Little; a daughter, Cindy Little-Phillips, both of Clever; a daughter and son-in-law, Danny and Karen Williams, state of Kansas; a step-daughter and son-in-law, Joe and Cindy McClancey, Springfield; a stepson, Joe Aton, Springfield, two grandsons, Ryan Little, Clever and Dylan Williams, state of Kansas; triplet grandchildren, Chelsie, Zach and Chance Phillips, Clever, two step granddaughters, Mindy McClancey and Sara Aton, Springfield; two nephews, Alan and Bruce Harris, Ozark and a host of relatives and friends. Preceding her in death were her parents and a brother, Dean Harris, Ozark. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Harris, a Heritage Funeral Home, formerly Harris Colonial Chapel, Nixa, with the Rev. Mike Roberts officiating. The body will be cremated.

Aton, Thornton 4 Jan 1860 - 20 Jan 1925 CCR 23 Jan 1925 p1

[Note: Son of Thomas T. & Mancis M. (Talford) Aton; married 1884 Nancy Thompson - wife and mother‘s names hard to read on MO DC]

Thornton Aton, aged about 64 years, a former resident of Ozark, but for 20 years or more a resident of Springfield, died at the family home at 1446 West Olive Street, Tuesday morning, January 20, 1925. Funeral services were held from the First Baptist Church of Springfield Thursday afternoon conducted by Rev. Bayless with interment in the East Lawn cemetery. Mr. Aton is survived by the widow, three daughters, Mrs. H. E. Steury, 1206 St. Louis street and Misses Helen and Edna of the home address and four sons, Ross and Walter of Springfield and Lon and William Aton of Los Angeles, California. Mr. Aton was a member of the Baptist church, I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 495 of Springfield and Woodmen of the World No. 133 of Billings, Mo. Friends of the family in Ozark will regret to hear of the demise of Mr. Aton and extend their sympathy to the family.


Atteberry, Agnes Allene 18 Jul 1906 - 22 Jun 1996  CCH-N 26 Jun 1996

[Note: Daughter of James C. & Iona (Stine) Atteberry]

Agnes Allene Atteberry, 89, Ozark, died Saturday June 22, in St. John's Regional Health Center.  She was born July 18, 1906 in Cassidy Missouri to James and Iona Stine Atteberry. She attended Hopedale grade school and graduated from Ozark High School. Miss Atteberry was preceded in death by her parents and brother Stephen.  She is survived by several cousins. Funeral services will be held at Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, on Wednesday, June 26, at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Jimmy Young officiating. Burial will be in Hopedale Cemetery.



Atteberry, George Washington 30 Jan 1860 - 30 Dec 1950 CCR 4 Jan 1951

[Note: Son of  John B. & Mary (Bills) Atterberry; married Chrystina M. “Christie” Delo 17 May 1858 - 19 Jan 1954]

George W. Atteberry was born January 30, 1860 at Cassville, Mo., and passed away at his home in the Cassity community west of Ozark on December 30, 1950. On November 3, 1881, he united in marriage with Miss Christianna Delo and to this union were born two sons and two daughters. He and his family moved to Christian county in the year 1897 and located in the Cassity community. He was a charter member of the Cassity Methodist church and he helped to build the present church building in 1898. Surviving are his wife, Christianna; the two sons, James C. Atteberry of Ozark, route 2, and Orol B. Atteberry of Kansas City; the two daughters, Mrs. Kate Stine and Mrs. Laura Newman, both of Nixa; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon in the Cassity Methodist Church by the Reverend Frank B. West and Reverend Ralph Turner. Burial was in the Hopedale cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home.


Atteberry, Iona (Stine) 2 Feb 1873 - 2 May 1944 CCR 4 May 1944 p1

[Note: Daughter of Mahlon Patten & Mary A. (Keylor) Stine; married 24 Aug 1905 CCM James C. Atterberry 4 Mar 1883 - 16 Aug 1966]

Funeral services for Mrs. Iona Stine Atteberry, 71, who died May 2 at her home north of Ozark, were held Wednesday afternoon at Cassidy Church, conducted by Rev. Ralph Turner with burial in Hopedale Cemetery near her home under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mahlon Stine, a pioneer Christian County family, she was born in the Richwood community west of Ozark. In 1905 she was married to James C. Atteberry and to this union were born two children, Agnes and Stephen. Survivors include the husband and children, three brothers, Otis and John Stine of Ozark and Ed Stine of Nixa, and one sister, Mrs. Belle Estes of Springfield. She united with the Methodist Church at an early age and was a charter member of the Cassidy Methodist Church. She was an active worker in the church and had taught Sunday School classes at Cassidy since the church was organized.


Atteberry, Orlo B. 28 May 1884 - Feb 1985 OH 7 Jun 1984

[Note: Son of George Washington & Christianna M. “Christie” (Delo) Atteberry; married 1913 Marian Detherage 3 Oct 1889 - May 1986]

Caption: Orlo Atteberry and his wife Marian, celebrated his 100th birthday, Monday with a reception on Sunday afternoon in Foxwood Springs, south of Kansas City. He is a former Christian County resident.

Oldest Graduate of Ozark Celebrates 100th Birthday

The oldest living graduate of Ozark High School just turned 100. Orlo  B. Atteberry, who lives in Cass County, celebrated his birthday on Monday, May 28. A reception for family and friends was held Sunday afternoon, May 27. Those attending from this area included Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stine, Tom Stine, Terry Stine, and Agnes and Stephen Atteberry. Atteberry was born in Colfax, Iowa in 1884 and came to Christian County with his family when he was three years old. After a brief time in Arizona, the family returned to this area. He graduated from Ozark in 1906, at the age of 21, due to time out of school helping with the family’s farming. In those days, he says, they lived near what is now Campbell City and rode a good part of the day on horseback to get to Ozark for school. Once there, they would stay at a boarding school for a week or two while attending classes then return home to work when needed. After high school, Mr. Atteberry moved to St. Joseph and later to Kansas City, where he married his wife, Marian in 1913 after a five-year courtship. He worked as a bookkeeper and insurance agent until retiring in 1972. His military services was with the Missouri Home Guard which he joined after being rejected by the Army as too old to enlist in World War I. The Atteberrys have a son and daughter, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


Atterberry, Anna P. (Whittington) 31 Aug 1895 - 9 Dec 1973 OH 27 Dec 1973 p8

[Note: Daughter of James Monroe & Mary Alice (Young) Whittington; married Samuel F. Atterberry 18 Jul 1893 - 30 Mar 1987]

Mrs. Anna P. Atteberry, 78 of 755 South Market Street, died at 10:55 p.m. Wednesday in Cox Medical Center after a week’s illness. She was a lifelong resident of the Springfield area and a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, Sam; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Katherine Marsch, Foster City, Calif.; a brother, Monroe Whittington, Whittier, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Agnes McCauley, Long Beach, Calif. and Mrs. Austa Fitzpatrick, Nixa; and four grandchildren. Services are under the direction of Chapel of the Ozarks.


Atterberry, Bessie May (Vanderpool) 15 Sep 1895 - 20 Dec 1927 CCR 22 Dec 1927 p1

[Note: Daughter of Henry & Mary (Davis) Vanderpool; married James Dennis Atteberry 4 Sep 1868 - 19 May 1928; MO DC spells name Arteberry; tombstone spells name Atterberry; obit spells it Attaberry]

Bessie May Attaberry, wife of J. H. Attaberry, was born September 15, 1895 and died December 20, 1927, aged 32 years, 3 months and 5 days. She leaves a husband and three small children to mourn her loss. Before her marriage she was Bessie May Vanderpool, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Vanderpool. Burial took place December 21st at Highlandville with Rev. Bilyeu as minister and B. C. Klepper undertaker


Atterberry, Chrystina M. “Christie” (Delo) 17 May 1858 - 19 Jan 1954   CCR 28 Jan 1954 p5

[Note: Daughter of George & Sophia (Weston) Delo; spelling from tombstone; married George W. Atterberry 30 Jan 1860 - 30 Dec 1950; DC spells Atteberry]

Funeral services for Mrs. Christianna (Delo) Atterberry, 96, who died January 10 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Willie Newman at Cassidy, were held Thursday, January 21. at the Chaffin Funeral Home with Rev. Harold Hurst officiating. Burial was in the Hopedale Cemetery under direction of Chaffin. A native of Pennsylvania, Mrs. Atterberry came to Missouri with her family in 1876 and they settled a 75-acre farm - what is now a Country Club addition in southeast Springfield. She was the last survivor of  family of 13 children. In 1881 she was married to George W. Atterberry who preceded her in death in 1950. They settled in the Cassidy community northwest of Ozark and were charter member of the Cassidy Methodist Church, which Mr. Atterberry helped build. She is survived by two sons, J. C. Atterberry, Route 2, Ozark; and O. B. Atterberry of Kansas City; two daughters, Mrs. Kate Stine and Mrs. Laura Newman, both of Route 1, Nixa; eight grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, other relatives and her many friends.

Atterberry, James C. 4 Mar 1883 - 16 Aug 1966    CCR 18 Aug 1966 p1

[Note: Son of  George W. & Christanna "Christie" (Delo) Atterberry; married Iona Stine 2 Feb 1873 - 2 May 1944; Spelling from tombstone]

James C. Atteberry, 83, of Route 2, Ozark, died at 2 a.m. Tuesday at St. John’s Hospital . A resident of Ozark most of his life and a retired farmer and stockman, he was a member of the Cassidy Methodist Church. He is survived by one son, Stephen and one daughter, Agnes, both of the home; one brother, O. B. Atteberry, Kansas City and one sister, Mrs. Kate Stine, Route 1, Ozark. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. today in Harris Chapel in Ozark. The Rev. Ralph Turner officiated, and burial was in Hopedale Cemetery near his home.

Atterberry, Mary Elizabeth (Bills) 8 Oct 1837 - 30 Mar 1928 CCR 5 Apr 1998

[Note: Daughter of Alfred Thomas & Martha Frances (Mustain) Bills; married John Bradley Atterberry 30 Jan 1830 - 26 Mar 1916]

Mrs. Mary E. Atterberry, 90 years old, formerly of Springfield, died Friday afternoon at her home in Oklahoma City, following a brief illness. The body is being forwarded here for burial in in Hazelwood cemetery under direction of W. L. Starne, undertaker. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Ms. Atteberry is survived by six daughters, Mrs. Laura Fischel of Oklahoma City, Mrs. Blanche Pritchard of Tucson, Ariz., Mrs. Etta Lawing of St. Joseph, Mo.; Mrs. Fannie Welsh of Ozark, Mo.; Mrs. Ale Fisher of Carthage, and Mrs. Ruth Davison of this city, and by two sons, J. O. Atteberry of this city, and George Atteberry of Ozark. -- Springfield Leader

Atterberry, Stephen Osroe 27 Jan 1910 - 24 Apr 1990 OH 3 May 1990

[Note: Son of James C. & Iona (Stine) Atteberry; spelling from tombstone]

Stephen D. Atteberry, 80, Ozark, died suddenly Tuesday, April 24, 1990. He was a lifelong resident of the Hopedale area, He was a farmer and a member of the Cassidy Methodist Church. He is survived by his sister, Agnes Atteberry, Ozark; cousins and many friends. Services were Friday in Adams Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hopedale Cemetery.


Atterberry, Stephen Osroe 21 Sep 1910 - 21 May 1990 SN-L 27 Apr 1990

Stephen O. Atteberry, 80, Ozark, died suddenly Tuesday evening.  He was a lifelong resident of the Hopedale area.  He was a farmer and a member of the Cassidy Methodist Church.  He is survived by his sister, Agnes Atteberry, Ozark; cousins and many friends.  Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Adams Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Hopedale Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.  (Springfield (MO) News-Leader – 27 April 1990)

Attleson, Emmae Katherine (Sowash) Hansen 13 Jan 1919 - 29 Sep 1993 OH 6 Oct 1993

[Note: Daughter of William & Katherine (  ) Sowash; married ? Hansen; married Attleson]

Katherine Attleson, 74, Ozark, died Wednesday, Sept 29, 1993 at Ozark Riverview Manor. She was born Jan. 13, 1919 in Natchez, Miss., the daughter of William and Katherine Sowash. She grew up in Tulsa and continued living there for several years. She was the former owner and manager of Guyette-Atkins Law Brief Printers in Tulsa. She was a charter member of Sweet Adelines in Tulsa and also a member of the Cosmopolitan Club. A Baptist by faith, she was baptized at the age of eight. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Katherine Nichols, Ozark; a son, David Hansen, Hooker, Okla.; two grandchildren, Lesia Katherine Pollard, Ozark, and David Charles Pollard, Frankfort, Germany; three great-grandchildren, Daniel Albert, Lyndsey Katherine Norris, and Joshua Norris; and two sisters, Ruth Stoner and Gladys Carr, both of Oklahoma City, Okla. Services were held Saturday, Oct. 2, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Troy Rhoden officiating. Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery, Ozark.

Atwater, Florence Amalia 21 Jan 1907 - 6 Apr 1998     CCH-N 15 Apr 1998

[Note: married 1928 Joseph B. Atwater 4 Jul 1906 - 13 Mar 1999]

Florence Atwater, 91, Nixa, (formerly of Springfield) died Monday, April 6, 1998, at St. John's Hospital following a long illness. Mrs. Atwater retired from Newberry's and is survived by her husband of 70 years, Joseph of Nixa; one daughter and son-in-law Joanita and John White, of Nixa; three sons and daughter-in-laws Jerry and Carolyn Atwater, of New Jersey; Ben and Judy Atwater, Saudia Arabia; and Charles and Marilyn Atwater of Springfield. 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday April 9 at the Schweitzer United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Bryan officiating with entombment in White Chapel Memorial Mausoleum. Under the direction of Harris a Heritage Funeral Home of Nixa.

Atwater, Joseph B. 4 Jul 1906 - 13 Mar 1999  CCH-N 24 Mar 1999

[Note: married Florence Amelia  21 Jan 1907 - 6 Apr 1998]

Joe B. Atwater, 92, Nixa, MO, formerly of Springfield, MO, passed away Saturday, March 13, 1999 at Balanced Care Nixa, following a long illness. Mr. Atwater, retired from Ellis Shoe Store and was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Florence Atwater. He is survived by his children, a daughter and son-in-law, Joint and John White of Nixa; three sons and daughter-in-laws, Jerry and Carolyn Atwater of New Jersey; Ben and Judy Atwater of Saudi Arabia; and Charles and Marilyn Atwater of Springfield, MO; a sister, Virginia Smith of Shoreline, Washington; ten grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Harris, a Heritage Funeral Home, Nixa, Wednesday March 17 at 10:30 a.m. with Reverend Joe Fahl officiating. Entombment will be at White Chapel Memorial Mausoleum. Visitation was at 7 - 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 16, in the funeral home.

Atwell, Benjamin Louis 29 Mar 1919 - 5 Feb 2006 SN-L 7 Feb 2006

[Note: Son of Harlan & Ellen (Ament) Atwell; married Alvetta]

Benjamin Louis Atwell, 86, son of Harlan and Ellen (Ament) Atwell, was born on March 29, 1919, in Springfield, Mo., and passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2006, at Cox South Hospital. He was a member of the VFW Post 7628 in Ozark, the American Legion, NARVRE and Military Retiree Council of the Springfield Area. Survivors include his wife, Alvetta, of Sparta; son, Ben Atwell, Jr., and wife, Jan, of Springfield; daughter, Linda Sabre and husband, David, of Tucson, Ariz.; stepsons, Boyd Burch, of Springfield and Alan Burch and wife, Sandy, of Hindsville, Ark.; five grandchildren, Eric Atwell, Laura Beth Clayton, Julie Atwell, Patricia Schaffer and Darin Sabre; three step grandchildren, Sarah Clark, Adam and Robert Burch; several great-grandchildren; brother, Bob Atwell and wife, Myrtle, of Springfield; numerous other loving relatives and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harlan and Ellen Atwell; and two brothers, Paul and Sam Atwell. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 8, 2006, at 12:30 p.m. at Thieme-Shadel Funeral Service at White Chapel. Burial, with full military honors, will follow in Missouri Veteran's Cemetery. Visitation will be held on tonight, February 7, 2006, from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home, 5234 W. State Hwy EE, Springfield, MO 65802. Online personal condolences can be made at

Atwell, Dennis 8 Feb 1947 - 29 Mar 2001  CCH-N 11 April 2001

[Note: Son of Virgil & Anna Kate (Curshaw) Atwell; married 8 Oct 1966 Marcia Feole]

Dennis Atwell, 54, Nixa, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2001 in his home. Born Saturday, Feb. 8, 1947 in Pontiac., Mich., Dennis was the son of Virgil and Anna Kate (Curshaw) Atwell. On Oct. 8, 1966, he was united in marriage to Marcia Feole in Walled Lake, Mich. Dennis served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a Vietnam Veteran. He was employed by Williams International of Michigan as a sheet metal fabricator. Dennis was an active member of his community, served as a member of Lodge #422, Valley of Joplin Scottish Rite, and a member of the Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Legion of Honor, and the Family of Christ Lutheran Church of Nixa. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and three brothers. Surviving are his wife, Marcia of the home; two sons, Dennis Atwell and wife Mariann, Fordland and James Atwell and wife Angela and their children Cody and Austin, Nixa; sisters, Hope Knight and husband, Bob, Franklin Hills, Mich., Iris Stuart and husband Jerry, White Lake, Michigan and Ginny Throrburn and husband Ed, Lafayette, Ga. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. Services were April 3 at the Family of Christ Lutheran Church, Nixa, with Pastor Dale Bond officiating. Burial with full military honors followed at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield under the care of Harris Funeral Home, Ozark.

Atwell, Maude L. (Johnson) 25 Jan 1908 - Aug 2005  SN-L 31 Aug 2005

[Note: Daughter of Albert & Mary (Voyles) Johnson; married 9 Mar 1925 William L. Atwell]

Maude L. Atwell was born in Oklahoma on January 25, 1908, to Albert Johnson and Mary Voyles Johnson. She attended school in Oklahoma and then the family later moved to Springfield, Mo., where she finished school. She was united in marriage to William L. Atwell on March 9, 1925, in Ozark, Mo. To this union was born five daughters, Dorothy, Juanita, Wilma, Mary, and Helen. Maude was very active in the Boulevard Baptist Church and also the Northwest Baptist Church. In 1951, the family moved to Kansas City, Mo. There Maude was a homemaker and worked part time in a laundry. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. On May 15, 1976, William passed away and Maude moved to Pleasant Hill, Mo. She was active in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, lived at Broadway Village and had many friends. Her family always came first with her. Their visits were always important to her and she traveled many miles to be at the births of many of her great grandchildren and to help out. She was always ready to help her family when she was needed. Due to failing health and an accident, she moved to her daughter Wilma's home in 1996. Giving up her independence was difficult for Maude as she was always a very strong person. She became a member of the Longview Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; four sisters, Florence, Viola, Jesse, and Ruby; and two daughters, Helen, as an infant, and Mrs. Mary Wilson. She is survived by three daughters, Dorothy Livingston, Holts Summit, Mo.; Juanita Mace of Rolla, Mo.; and Wilma Williams of Lee's Summit, Mo. Maude was blessed with six grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 25 great-great-grandchildren, with more on the way. She will be sadly missed. Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, in Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield. Visitation will be from 3 to 4 p.m. before the services. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.

Atwill, Elsie Marie (Merritt) Thomas Eagan 4 Nov 1899 - 24 Sep 1988 OH 29 Sep 1988

[Note: Daughter of George Clinton & Lou Tishie Ocora (Ghan) Merritt; married 21 Dec 1916 Samuel Thomas; married 29 Nov 1922 Michael Eagan;  married 20 Oct 1951 William D. Atwill 15 May 1907 - 5 Jun 1994]

Elsie Eagan Atwill, 88, of San Jose, CA, died at 2:45 pm Saturday at Alexian Brothers Hospital, San Jose. Graveside services for Mrs. Atwill will be held at 11 am today (Thursday, Sept 29) in Delaware Cemetery, near Nixa. The Rev. Richard Eakins will officiate. Burial is under the direction of Harris Funeral Home. A retired seamstress, Mrs. Atwill was born Nov 4, 1899 near Clever to the marriage of George Merritt and Tishie Ghan. She had resided in California since 1946, after moving there from this area. Her survivors include her husband, William; two sons, Harold Eagan, Nixa, and Howard Thomas, Portland, OR; a daughter, Loleta Walters, Detroit, MI; a sister, Ellen Ketmer, San Jose, CA; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Atwood, Charles Edward “Ed” 19 Jun 1921 - 8 Oct 1991 OH 17 Oct 1991

[Note: Son of  John T. & Jessie Jane (Cave) Atwood]

Charles Edward “Ed” Atwood, 70, Kansas City, formerly of Ozark, died Tuesday, Oct 8, 1991 in Truman Medical Center, Kansas City.He was born in Oklahoma on June 19, 1921 to John and Jessie Lawson Atwood. He spent his youth in Ozark and was a member of Local No. 264 in Kansas City. Survivors include a brother, Don Atwood, and two sisters, Ruth Russell and Bobbie Grider, all of Springfield. Graveside services were held Saturday in Ozark Cemetery under the direction of Adams Funeral Home with Dr. Conrad Kitchell, officiating


Atwood, Clifford Lee, Jr. 1966 - 25 May 1976 OH 27 May 1976 p1

[Note: Son of Clifford Lee & ? (?) Atwood]

Tragedy Strikes Ozark Family

Tragedy struck an Ozark family Tuesday. Nine year old Cliff Atwood, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Atwood, was playing in the basement of their home at 1208 S. 11th Street. He was apparently playing with a length of rope and managed to hang himself. He was found by his mother shortly before noon. Cliff would have been in the fifth grade next year. Coroner Dean Adams pronounced the boy dead at the scene and ruled the death accidental. Arrangements will be announced by Adams of Ozark.


Atwood, Clifford Lee, Jr. 1966 - 25 May 1976 OH 3 Jun 1976 p10

OZARK - Prayer services for Clifford Lee Atwood, Jr., 9, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford L. Atwood, Ozark was at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Adams Chapel here with the Rev. Philip A. Bucher officiating. Funeral mass was at 9 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church north of here. Burial was in Brighton Baptist Cemetery north of Springfield. The boy was found dead by his mother about 3 p.m. Tuesday in the basement of  his home. He had apparently accidentally hanged himself while playing with a rope, according to Christian County Coroner Dean Adams. Adams ruled the death accidental strangulation. Contributions may be made to the Boy Scout Pact No. 75.


Atwood, Clifford Lee, Jr. 1966 - 25 May 1976 OH 10 Jun 1976 p10

To all out dear friends and neighbors, especially those on 9th and 11th St. We could never have made it without all the food, flowers, contributions and especially the support, comfort and help you gave us.  God Bless You All. The family of Clifford Atwood, Jr.


Atwood, Donald Lee, Sr. 10 May 1930 - 20 Jul 2004  SN-L 21 Jul 2004

[Note: Son of John T. & Jessie Jane (Cave) Atwood; married DoraLee Hartshorn 29 May 1933 - 4 Sep 1995  who married first ? Bilyeu]

Services for Donald Lee Atwood Sr., age 74, of Ash Grove, will be at 10 a.m. Friday, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with burial to follow in Ozark Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.

Atwood, DoraLee (Hartshorn) Bilyeu 29 May 1933 - 4 Sep 1995  CCH-N 13 Sep 1995

[Note: Daughter of John Wesley & Nerma (Van Aken) Hartshorn; married Leroy D. Bilyeu; married Donald Lee Atwood 10 May 1930 - 20 Jul 2004]

DoraLee Atwood, 62, of Springfield, died Monday, Sept. 4, 1995, in her home. She was born May 29, 1933 in Great Bend, Kansas and was the daughter of John Wesley and Nerma Van Aken Hartshorn. Mrs. Atwood owned and operated Tackle Box Tavern on Commercial Street of several years. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a daughter, Benita Bilyeu. Survivors include: Her husband, Donald; four children, John LeRoy Bilyeu, Ozark, Connie Jean Stubbs, Galena, DeAnne Stephens, of the home, and Rhonda Lee Jones, Marionville; four stepsons, James, Douglas, Donald, Jr., and John Atwood; several grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. David Smith officiating. Burial was in Ozark City Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Visiting Nurse Association or American Cancer Society.

Atwood, Eldon E. 7 Nov 1919 - 31 Jan 1982 OH 4 Feb 1982 p5

[Note: Daughter of John & Jessie Jane (Cave) Atwood; married 25 May 1939 CCM Hester Melton 1916 - ?; married Thelma Dee]

Services for Eldon E. Atwood, 62, Kansas City, Kan. were held Feb. 2 in Fulton-Nickel Funeral Home there. Graveside services were held Feb. 3 in Ozark Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Shank officiating. Burial was under the direction of Harris. Mr. Atwood died Jan, 31 in his home after apparently suffering a heart attack. An Ozark native, he moved to Kansas City in 1956. He was a truck driver for 13 years. A World War II Army veteran, he was a member of American Legion Quandiro Post No. 199 and Truck Drivers Union Local No. 641. Survivors include his wife, Thelma; three brothers, Don. Springfield, William, Wadsworth, Kan., and Edward, Kansas City, Kan.; and two sisters, Mrs. Bobbie Grider and Ruth, both of Springfield.

Atwood, Gracie Alice (Freeman) Garrison 25 Sep 1890 - 11 Feb 1982 OH 19 Feb 1981 p9

[Note: Daughter of  John Wesley & Amanda (Shemwell) Freeman; married  30 Mar 1916 Chris Garrison 27 Jan 1895 - 30 Sep 1957; married  6 May 1959 CCM John T. Atwood  4 Jul 1898 - 1 Aug 1980]

Services for Gracie A. Atwood, 90, Ozark, were held last Friday in Harris Chapel here with the Rev. Bill Mabury officiating. Burial was in Linden Cemetery near Sparta. Mrs. Atwood died Feb. 11 in the Christian County Nursing Home after a long illness. She was a native of Elm Grove in northern Christian County and had lived in Ozark since 1932. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Jacquetta Inmon, Sparta, four stepsons, and two stepdaughters.


Atwood, Gracie Alice (Freeman) Garrison 25 Sep 1890 - 11 Feb 1982 OH 26 Feb 1981 pB7

Card of Thanks

We would like to thank all friends and neighbors for the prayers, flowers, cards and calls and every kindness shown us at the death of Grace Atwood.  Jacquetta “June” Ray Inmon  The Atwood families


Atwood, Gracie Alice (Freeman) Garrison 25 Sep 1890 - 11 Feb 1982 OH 5 Mar 1981 p12

The name of Mrs. Loraine Hendricks, of Omaha, Neb. was not included among the survivors of Mrs. Gracie Atwood, 90, of Ozark, who died here Feb. 11. Mrs. Hendricks was a daughter by a previous marriage. Mrs. Atwood formerly was Grace Allen Freeman, Mrs. Jacquetta Inman of Sparta also is a daughter. There were two grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Atwood, John T. 4 Jul 1898 - 1 Aug 1980 OH 7 Aug 1980 p10

[Note: Son of William H. & Serena ( ) Atwood; married 27 Apr 1918 CCM  Jessie Jane Cave 22 Apr 1903 - 5 Dec 1956; married  6 May 1959 CCM Grace Alice Freeman  25 Sep 1890 - 11 Feb 1982 m/1 Garrison]

Services for John T. Atwood, 82, Ozark, were held Sunday in Adams Chapel with the Rev. Russell Heatherly officiating. Burial was in Ozark Cemetery. Mr. Atwood died Friday in his home of self-inflicted gunshot wounds. A lifelong Christian County resident, he was a retired employee of the Missouri Highway Department and a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Survivors include his wife, Grace; four sons, Eldon and Charles Ed, both of Kansas City, Kan.; Bill, Leavenworth, Kan. and Donald, Springfield; two daughters, Ruth Russell and Bobbie Grider, both of Springfield; a step-daughters, Mrs. Ray Inman, Sparta; three brothers, Mike, Rome, Jesse, Diggins and Pate, Arkansas, Tex.; a sister, Mrs. Alice Essary, Ava.; 12 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Atwood, Nancy Sue (Skinner) 27 Dec 1934 - 9 Dec 2008 SN-L 11 Dec 2008

[Note: Daughter of Irven & Alice ( ) Skinner; married 1962 John C. Atwood]

Nancy Sue Atwood of Springfield, Mo., died Tuesday, December 9, 2008, in Springfield Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, following a two year struggle with cancer. Nancy was born December 27, 1934, to Irven and Alice Skinner of Rural Jameson, Mo., in Daviess County. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, John C. Atwood of the home. Also a sister, Dixie L. Rogers, Jameson, Mo., twin sister, Norma R. Griffin of Gallatin, Mo. She retired from a life time occupation as a medical technician practicing in the Springfield area. Her church affiliation was Main St. Church of Christ in Nixa, Mo. No local services are planned. Burial will be in Old Scotland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to this cemetery as a family tradition. Please send to PO Box 71, Gallatin, MO 64640.

Atwood, Thomas J. 16 Aug 1925 - 24 Jan 1966      CCR 27 Jan 1966 p1

[Note: Son of John T. & Jessie Jane (Cave) Atwood; married Mary Helen]

Thomas J. Atwood, 41, Kansas City, died at 2 p.m. Monday in General Hospital there. He had been under treatment for a heart condition. A native of Ozark, Mr. Atwood had lived in Springfield for a time before going to Kansas City five years ago. He was a veteran of the Korean War. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Helen; a daughter and three step children, all of the home; and his father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. John T. Atwood, Ozark. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Erma Ruth Russell, Springfield and Mrs. Bobbie Earp, Kansas City; four brothers, Eldon, Charles E. and William, all of Kansas City and Donald, Springfield. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today in Harris Chapel here. The Rev. Gerald Rushing will officiate, and burial will be in Ozark Cemetery.

Atwood, William Eugene 10 Jan 1923 - 30 Mar 1990 OH 5 Apr 1990

[Note: Son of John T. & Jessie Jane (Cave) Atwood; married Emma Jane]

William Eugene Atwood, 67, died Friday, March 30, 1990 at the Veterans Hospital, Fayetteville, Ark., following a long illness. He spent much of his youth in Ozark, living in Springfield before his death. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Survivors include two sons, Billy and Bobbie; two daughters, Margo and Debbie; two sisters, Ruth Russell and Bobbie Crider, both of Springfield; two brothers, Don Atwood, Springfield, and Ed Atwood, Kansas City. Graveside services were held Monday in Ozark Cemetery with Dr. Conrad Kitchell officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

Auberry, Eugene L. 21 Feb 1909 - 26 Mar 1983 OH 31 Mar 1983 p8

[Note: married Oma L.]

Services for Eugene L. Auberry, 74, Springfield, were held March 19 at Ralph Thieme Chapel with the Rev. George Smith officiating. Burial was in White Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Auberry died March 26 in Cox Medical Center after a long illness, Survivors include his wife, Oma L.; a daughter, Mrs. Norma Compton, Springfield; two sons, Clifford, Route 2, Ozark and James, Fair Grove; a brother, Pat,  Lebanon; two sisters, Mrs. Viola Moore and Mrs. Leota Phillips, both of Lebanon; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Aubin, Francis Wilfred, Dr. 9 Mar 1904 - Oct 1964

[Note married Roberta;1930 census - Madison Wisconsin says he born Wisc to parents both French Canadian]

Funeral Mass for Dr. Francis Wilfred Aubin, 60, Branson physician who died in his home Thursday night of a heart attack, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church with the Rev. James Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Cemetery at Branson. The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Whelchel Chapel.  Dr. Aubin moved here in 1949 from Haber. Mont. He was engaged in private practice and was on the staff of Skaggs Community Hospital. He was a member of the American and Missouri Medical associations. Dr. Aubin studied  pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin and was a graduate of the Washington University Medical School in St. Louis. He was a member of the Elks Lodge in Haber. Dr. Aubin is survived by his wife, Roberta; three sons. Gene,  Mayfield, Ky., Joseph, Kansas City and Robert, who is enroute here from Turkey; two daughters, Miss Barbara Aubin, a student at Southwest Missouri State College, and Patricia Bossert, Pensacola, Fla.; two brothers, Dr. O.B. Aubin and Dr. Joseph Aubin, both of Detroit; and nine grandchildren.

Ault, Leonard “Shorty” 9 Jan 1924  - Oct 1971 CCR 4 Nov 1971 p1

[Note: married Rosa Mae]

Funeral services for Leonard (Shorty) Ault, 47, Mountain Grove were at 3:30 p.m. Monday in Craig-Hurtt-Hutsell Chapel with the Rev. Gene Postlewait officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Mr. Ault died at 3:45 p.m. Thursday in his home, the victim of an apparent heart attack. Survivors are his wife, Rosa Mae; three sons, Elmer, Mountain Grove, James, with the Army in Germany, and Kenneth of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Sue Ann Johnson, Florissant, Mrs. Ellen Faye Elder, New Franklin; five brothers, Frank, Ashland, Mont., Ben, Ravenwood, Mo., Walter, Stanbury, Mo., Ernest, Independence and George, Lawson, Mo.; a sister, Mrs. Vera Smith, Ozark and seven grandchildren.

Auman, Ethlyn (Gibbs) 7 Jan 1918 - 3 Oct 2005 SN-L 6 Oct 2005

[Note: Daughter of Henry & Lou (  ) Gibbs; married 13 Nov 1941 Frank Auman]

Ethlyn Gibbs Auman, 87, Alpena, Ark., was called to Heaven on October 3, 2005, to join many friends and family members who had preceded her in death. Those who love her are comforted by the knowledge that they are all rejoicing together. She was born in the Bobo community on January 7, 1918, to Henry and Lou Gibbs. She married Frank Auman on November 13, 1941. Together with Dad and Ada Auman, they ran the Auman store for 35 years. She enjoyed reading and gardening, and was of the Baptist faith. Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Frank; two sisters, Alma Richardson and Bell Stanphill; a brother, E.G. Gibbs; and a precious grandson, Timmy Gibbs. She is survived by her two sons, Lonnie Gibbs and his wife, Sharon, of Ozark, Mo., and Buddy Auman and his wife, Linda, of Springdale, Ark.; seven grandchildren, Tom and Paula Gibbs of New York; Greg and Donna Gibbs of Visalia, Calif.; Joe and Dawn Buster of Springfield, Mo.; Todd and Denise Auman of Harrison, Ark.; Gaven and Kim Smith of Conway, Ark.; Jonathan and Sarah Jane Mayer of Cabot, Ark.; and JD Phillips of Phoenix, Ariz.; and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday, October 7, at 2 p.m. in Holt Memorial Chapel in Harrison, Ark., with Rev. Mike Widner officiating. Burial will be in Alpena Cemetery. Casketbearers will be Ronald Ward, James Bailey, Steve Stafford, Butch Smith, Bernal Green, and Harold Plumlee. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., tonight, in Holt Memorial Chapel. Memorials may be sent to the Alpena Cemetery Fund, c/o Ann Hurley, Box 67, Alpena, AR 72611. "Always will we mourn your loss until the day we come across to forever be with you."

Aurentz, Roger Lee 5 May 1942 - 7 Apr 2002  CCH-N 17 Apr 2002

[Note: married 4 Apr 1960 Sharon Sue "Susie" Presley 4 Sep 1942 - 23 Sep 1997]

Roger Lee Aurentz, born May 5, 1942, died April 7, 2002, after a hard fought battle with lymphoma. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Sharon "Susie" Aurentz in 1997. He leaves behind his loving family: Lana Aurentz, Doug and Cindi Aurentz and their children, Douglas, Alex, Savannah and Lana; Cory and Kasey Aurentz and their children, Karman, Taylor and Kennedy; a sister, Carol Jackson; a brother, James Jones; and numerous extended family and life-long friends. Aurentz retired from the U.S. Air Force. He proudly served and was highly decorated in the Vietnam War. He was a Master Sergeant and touched countless lives. Dad, Papa, you will be remembered as the greatest man we ever knew. You were always giving of yourself. So intelligent, so generous and so unselfish. May you and mom rest together in Peace and Love. A graveside service was held April 11, 2002, in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery. Cremation was under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

Aurentz, Sharon Sue “Susie“ (Presley) 4 Sep 1942 – 23 Sep 1997  CCH-N 27 Sep 1997

[Note: Daughter of Wayne & Flossie (Wallace) Presley; married 4 Apr 1960 Roger Lee Aurentz 5 May 1942 - 7 Apr 2002]

Sharon Sue Aurentz, age 55, Ozark, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1997, in her home. She was born Sept. 4, 1942 in Springfield, and was the daughter of Wayne and Flossie (Wallace) Presley. On April 4, 1960 she was united in marriage to Roger Aurentz. Sharon was employed by Fasco Industries as a working leader. Survivors include: her husband, Roger; three children, Lana Lee Aurentz, Springfield, Carl Douglas Aurentz and his wife, Cindi, Ozark, and Cory Wayne Aurentz and his wife, Kasey, Springfield; five grandchildren, Douglas Adam, Alex, Karman, Taylor and Savannah; a brother, Terry Wayne Presley, Clever; a niece, Kelly Edwards, Silver City, New Mexico and a host of other relatives and friends. Her parents preceded her in death as well as a sister, Charlotte Anne Loftis. More than a mother, she was a friend, a confidant and a special treasure to everyone she touched. She devoted her life to her family; a never ending source of love and support. The funeral was Wednesday, Sept. 24, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Bob Long officiating.


Ausmus, Emma Elizabeth (Johnson) 18 Sep 1895 - 19 Aug 1947 CCR 28 Aug 1947 p1

[Note: Daughter of  William C. & Missouri Emma “Zura” (Reed) Johnson; married Hugh M. Ausmus]

Emma Elizabeth Johnson was born Oct. 18, 1895, and departed this life on Aug. 19, 1947, at her home in Ozark at the age of 51 years and 10 months. She was married to Hugh M. Ausmus in 1930 and to this union were born four children, Charles Lee, Beatrice, Nyal and Hugh Olin, all of the home. She is survived by the husband and children and one sister, Mrs. Charles Day of Ozark. At an early age she united with the Ozark Baptist church and lived a devoted Christian life. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, Aug. 23, at the Chaffin Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Bonnie Ward. Burial was in the Ozark cemetery.

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