Ausmus, Patrick Stuart, d. 1995 - Axtell, Donna Jo, d. 2009


Ausmus, Patrick Stuart 13 Dec 1995 - 13 Dec 1995  CCH-N 20 Dec 1995

[Note: Son of Hugh & Rhonda (Johnson) Ausmus]

Patrick Stuart Ausmus, infant son of Hugh and Rhonda Ausmus, was stillborn at birth, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 1995. Survivors include: His parents, of Sparta; two brothers, Cyle and Nicholas Ausmus; a sister, Fama; paternal grandparents, Charles and Charlene Ausmus, Chadwick; maternal grandmother, Dora Johnson, Sparta; and maternal great-grandmother, Marie Johnson, Sparta. A memorial service will be at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 16, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Gary Robertson officiating.

 

Austin, Carl Dean "Carlie" (Jarshwitch) 29 Sep 1930 - 25 Dec 1999  CCH-N 29 Dec 1999

[Note: Daughter  of Carl & Bernice (  ) Jarshwitch; married Kenneth W. “Kennie” Austin 25 Aug 1927 - 5 Feb 1997]

Carl Dean "Carlie" Austin, age 69, of Ozark, Missouri, passed away at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, December 25, 1999 in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. Carl Dean was born September 29, 1930 in Sedalia, Missouri, to Carl and Bernice Jarshwitch . She was a homemaker and member of the Nixa Christian Church. Survivors include: three children, Gail Austin, Rogersville, Kim Austin and his wife Barbara, Nixa, and Keith Austin and his wife Julie, Jefferson City; and six grandchildren. Carl Dean was preceded in death by her husband, Kennie Austin on February 5, 1997. Funeral services were Tuesday, December 29, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark with burial in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens, Springfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.

 

Austin, Earnest C. 9 Aug 1892 - 23 Oct 1923 CCR 26 Oct 1923 p1

[Note: Son of Lewis & Nettie (Obermann) Austin; married Grace F. Glossip 25 Dec 1903 - 4 Mar 1999 m/2 Stockstill]

Springfield Booze Runner Killed in Auto Accident

Auto Overturns on Springfield-Ozark Road North of Hopedale Church

Occupant Killed Instantly

Sometime between 7 and 8 o’clock Tuesday night, E. C. Austin, a brother-in-law of Herschell Porter and son-in-law of Thad Glossip was killed on the Springfield-Ozark road on the turn between the Hopedale Baptist church and the Taylor residence, by the overturning of a Ford runabout. The dead man was found by passerbys who notified T. B. Chaffin of the Ozark Undertaking Company who went to the scene of the accident. Coroner Wise of Sparta was also notified and hastened to the scene, but upon viewing the body concluded no inquest was necessary, so the body was brought to the undertaking rooms in Ozark by Mr. Chaffin, where it remained until about midnight when the Lohmeyer Undertaking Co. ambulance of Springfield came after it at the instance of Springfield relatives and friends. In the meantime, Mr. Chaffin had been called by a reporter for the Springfield Republican for information of the accident, but when told the dead man was a resident of Springfield, the chance for a sensational write-up on the violent death of a Christian County resident vanished. Sheriff E. M. Bishop hastened to the scene of the accident where a search of the auto and man were made. A gold watch was found , about twenty dollars in money, and in the car was found between 22 and 30 gallons of moonshine whiskey, mostly in half gallon fruit jars. One carton was found containing 12 half galloon jars and some had been set out by the fence it was said, but this could not be found and it was supposed by the officers to have been stolen by some one when the attention of the crowd was around the machine. The liquor was poured out by the sheriff and the car was brought to the Estes garage until called for by interested parties. The deceased, it was said was a disabled war veteran and that he and his wife were separated.

 

Austin, Florence (Bilyeu) Creson Ladd 25 Nov 1898 - 29 May 1984 OH 7 Jun 1984 p7

[Note: Daughter of Stephen “Bud” & Mary Catherine “Katie” (Billingsley) Bilyeu; married Ivan Thomas Creson 12 Jun 1890 -29 Aug  1933; married 1 May 1936 Thomas G. Ladd 18 Nov 1895 - 17 Mar 1983; divorced; married ? Austin; buried under name Creson, and tombstone says 1900 - 1984, but SSDI, obit and censuses give earlier birthdate; mother of Gene Creson; and Arvella (Creson) Ensler]

Services for Florence Creson Austin, 85, Spokane, were held June 1 in Harris Chapel in Ozark with Charles White officiating. Burial was in Spokane Cemetery. Mrs. Austin died May 29 in her home following a short illness. Mrs. Austin resided most of her life in Spokane and was a member of Southside Church of Christ in Ozark. Survivors include one son, Gene Creson, Spokane; one daughter, Mrs. Arvella Ensler, Sarasota, Fla.; one brother, Clyde Bilyeu, St. Louis; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

 

Austin, James E. “Dutch” 15 Oct 1915 - 14 Aug 1983 OH 18 Aug 1983 p8

[Note: married Zola E. Willoughby 5 Jan 1919 - 6 Jul 1998]

Graveside services for James E. “Dutch” Austin, 67, Nixa, were held Aug. 16 in Delaware cemetery. Burial was under direction of Greenlawn North of Springfield. The body was cremated at Greenlawn Crematory at Springfield. Mr. Austin died Aug. 14 in the Missouri State Chest Hospital in Mount Vernon after a long illness. Survivors include his wife, Zola; a son, William F., Minneapolis, Minn,; five brothers, Roland, Fred, Dick, and Adam, all of the state of Alabama, and George, state of Oregon; four sisters, Mrs. Irene Harris, Mr. Evelyn Martin, Mrs. Gertrude Jones and Mrs. Katie Davis, all of the state of Alabama; and two grandchildren., Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Austin, James E. “Dutch” 15 Oct 1915 - 14 Aug 1983  OH 25 Aug 1983 pB12

Card of Thanks

Words cannot adequately express our appreciation for the caring and sharing expressed by friends and relatives during the recent illness and death of our husband and father,  Lola, Bill and Cindy Austin. 32-1tp

 

 

Austin, Jeffrey Lane 5 Mar 1962 - 26 Apr 2003  CCH-N 7 May 2003

[Note: Son of Cortland & Shirley (Gruben) Austin; married 15 May 1982 Sheila Strachota]

Jeffrey Lane Austin, 41, died April 26, 2003, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Nixa. He was born March 5, 1962, in Spencer, Iowa. Austin was a member of the Catholic Church. On May 15, 1982, he and Sheila Strachota were united in marriage. Austin was employed by Aaron's Automotive as systems administrator. He loved his family and was a wonderful husband and father. He was very involved in his children's lives and was close to their friends. He enjoyed the outdoors, boating, fishing and hunting. He was also as avid Nascar and Raiders fan. Austin loved his German Shepherds, Harley and Sadie, and was very proud of the construction he was doing on the family's new home. Survivors include his wife, Sheila; two children, Britni Austin and Blake Austin, both of the home; his parents, Cortland Austin and wife Shirley, Traer, Iowa and Norma Austin, Ashland; three brothers and their spouses, Dana and Elizabeth Austin, Hartsburg, Jon and Monica Austin, Tempe, Ariz., and Daniel and Camella Austin, Cedar Falls, Iowa; his grandmother, Inez Gruben, Ashland; his father-in-law, Vernon Strachota, Reeds Spring; his mother-in-law, Marlys Horn and husband Don, Reeds Spring; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, David Austin; and grandparents, Henry Gruben and George and Alyce Austin. Funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. April 29, in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Springfield. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

Austin, John Nathan 15 Feb 1889 - 20 Feb 1978 OH 23 Feb 1978 p11

ROGERSVILLE - John Nathan Austin, 89, Rogersville, died at 7:15 a.m. Monday, after a short illness. Mr. Austin was formerly of Miller where he was member of the First Baptist Church. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include two sons, Harold, Houston, Tex. and Robert, Knoxville, Tenn.; two daughters,. Mrs. Maxine Houk, Albuquerque, N. M. and Mrs. Mary Ellen Marsh, Rogersville; one sister, Jewel Patterson, Mount Vernon; 11 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Arrangements were under direction of Marsh of Rogersville.

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Austin, John Nathan 15 Feb 1889 - 20 Feb 1978 OH 2 Mar 1978 p12

ROGERSVILLE - Services for John Nathan Austin, 89, Rogersville, were at 1 p.m. Thursday in Marsh Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy C___ and Hubert Swearengin officiating. Burial was in Mt. Vernon IOOF Cemetery. Mr. Austin died at 7:15 a.m. Monday, after a short illness.

Austin, Kenneth W. "Kennie" 25 Aug 1927 - 5 Feb 1997 CCH-N 8 Feb 1997

[Note: Son of Broadus & Mary (  ) Austin; married 1951 Carl Dean “Carlie” Jarshwitch 29 Sep 1930 - 25 Dec 1999]

Kenneth W "Kennie" Austin, 69, Ozark, died Wednesday, February 5, 1997, in his home, following a long illness. Kennie was born August 25, 1927, in Henry County, Missouri, to Broadus and Mary Austin, who preceded him in death in 1935 and 1936. He lived most of his life in Sedalia. In 1972, the family moved to the Ozark area. He was employed as Superintendent by Bridges and Company until a construction accident forced his retirement, and was a member of Operators Union Local 16-16B. Kennie loved traveling in their motor home, fishing, and especially going to car races. He served in the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion, Post 676. He was a member of the Nixa Christian Church. Kennie is survived by: his wife of 48 years, Carl Dean (Jarshwitch); a daughter, Gail Austin, Rogersville, two sons, Kim Austin and wife, Barbara, Nixa, and Keith and wife, Julie, Jefferson City; six grandchildren, April, Brianna, Kyle, Robyn, Katlyn, and Arin; two brothers, Dana Austin, state of Michigan, and Don Austin, Warsaw, and a sister, Doris Crockett, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. Funeral services will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Jack Barnes and Rev. David Smith officiating. Burial will be in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens, Springfield, with military honors provided by the Veteran's Memorial Team. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. until service time Saturday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nixa, Christian Church, 400 Northview, Nixa, Missouri 65714, or Hospice Care of VNA, 2055 S. Fremont, Springfield, Missouri, 65804. Permelia Lewis

Austin, Minnie E. (Zoller) 12 Dec 1915 - 26 Oct 1981 OH 29 Oct 1981 p10

[Note: Daughter of  Ed L. & Mary Jane (Hutter) Zoller; married George Austin]

Services for Mrs. Minnie Austin, 65, Billings, were held Oct. 26 in Meadors Chapel with the Rev. Fred Beyer officiating. Burial was in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Mrs. Austin died Oct. 24 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a short illness. A lifelong Billings resident, she was a member of St. Peter’s Evangelical Church. Survivors include her husband, George; a sister, Mrs. Fritz Staiger, Billings and a niece and nephew.

Austin, Olan 16 Jun 1910 - 29 Jul 1982 OH 5 Aug 1982 p3

[Note: Son of ? & ? (?) Austin; married Hazel 8 Feb 1919 - Sep 1983; Is this him? 1920 Wilson Twp Pope County, AR Household 52 Wade Austin 28, Bertha wife 27, Laverne daughter 9, Una daughter 5, Guy son 3, Ray son 1; Richard father wd 60, Olin brother 9; or maybe ]

Services for Olan Austin, 72, Kirbyville, were held Aug. 1 in Whelchel Chapel in Branson with the Rev. Willie Schanda officiating. Burial was in Mincy Cemetery. Mr. Austin died July 29 in Skaggs Community Hospital, Branson, after a long illness. Survivors include his wife, Hazel; a son, E. C. Hensley, Walterboro, N. C.; five daughters, Mrs. Gladys Groves and Mrs. Maxine Perkins, both of Kirbyville, Mrs. Jean Cummings, Walnut Shade, Mrs. Jane Hopkins, Highlandville, and Mrs. Rosa Bingham, Kissee Mills; three sisters, Mrs. Frances Kipps, Preston, Idaho, and Mrs. Martha Williams and Mrs. Marie Collingsworth, both of Rogers, Ark.; two brothers, Bill, Taneyville, and Bobby Ray, Downey, Calif.; a step-sister, Mrs. Fern Roberts, Harrison, Ark.; 15 grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren; a great-grandchild and nine step-great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.

Austin, Virgil Dewey, Jr. 21 Jun 1922 - 26 Oct 1989 OH 2 Nov 1989

[Note: Son of Virgil & Hattie (  ) Austin; married 20 Jun 1942 Nora Edna Allison]

Virgil Dewey Austin, Jr., 67, of Billings, died Oct. 26 at 10:30 p.m. in his home after a long illness. He was born to Virgil and Hattie Austin on June 21, 1922, in National City, Ill. On June 20, 1942, he married Nora Edna Allison. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from Dec. 28, 1942 to 1946. He was in the American Division of the 81st Wildcats, 52nd Engineers Combat Battalion. He was discharged from the Army at Jefferson Barracks, Jan. 19, 1946, and had received two Bronze Stars. He was employed by Swift & Co., Monsanto Chemical, Belleville, Ill., and the National City Fire Dept. In 1959, he moved to Phoenix, Ariz., and worked for the City of Phoenix Parks Dept. as foreman until he retired in 1981 due to his health. He moved to Billings in 1982 and was a member of the American Legion Post 676 in Springfield. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Gary Alan Austin. He is survived by his wife, Nora; a son, Virgil Dennis Austin, and his wife, Eileen, Philadelphia, Pa.; two daughters, Sharon Lee Thompson and her husband, Ron, Mesa, Ariz., Sandra Lynn Trottier and her husband, Paul, Springfield; two brothers, William Jasper Austin, Cahokia, Ill., Charles Eugene Austin, Belleville; a sister, June Maxine Scheske, St. Louis; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and one on the way. Services were held in Fairview, Ill., and burial was in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, with full military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Missouri.

Autry, Karen S. 13 Mar 1942 - 25 Mar 2011 SN-L 8 Apr 2011
[Note: married Norman Autry]
Karen S. Autry, age 69, of Nixa, Mo died Friday, March 25, 2011, in Okeechobee, Florida, where she and her husband had wintered for the past 20 years. She was a licensed Real Estate Broker for over 30 years and retired in September of 1990. She was also active as a member of the Moose Auxiliary in Buckhead Ridge, Fla., and the Eagles Auxiliary in Ozark, Mo. Her hobbies included working puzzles with her grandchildren and playing games. She also enjoyed attending social functions with her friends and always had a "new joke" to tell. Her smile, laughter and never ending positive attitude will be missed by all. Survivors include her husband, Norman Autry of Nixa; daughters, Debra Roesing of Republic, Mo., Donna Bleau and husband Jeff of Nixa, Mo.; step-daughter, Cory Autry of Springfield, Mo.; five grandchildren; and a sister, Kay Boatman and husband Jim of Lebanon, Mo., and of course her "family of friends" in both Fla. and Mo. A Chapel Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday April 8, 2011 with burial to follow. Klingner Cope @ Rivermonte Memorial Gardens.

Aven, Arnold R. 6 Apr 1919 - 8 Nov 2000  CCH-N 15 Nov 2000

[Note: son of ? & Minerva Jane (Payne) Aven; married 1945 Alberta Loye Orrison]

Arnold R. Aven, age 81, of Nixa passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2000 in his home. He was born on April 6, 1919 in Nixa. He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army. In 1945 he and Alberta Loye Orrison were married. Mr. Aven worked for the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Fire Arms division of the Federal Government before retirement. He was a member of St. John's Chapel United Church of Christ. He was a member of the C.B.I. Veterans Organization and Elks Lodge of Springfield. He was a member of Abou Ben Adhem Temple, and was involved in projects including the Children's Hospital Burn Unit of Cincinnati, the Oriental Band, and the Shrine Circus. Survivors include: His wife, Alberta; a daughter, Pam Miller and her husband, Les of Phoenix, Arizona; two grandsons, Justin and Patrick Miller; uncles, aunts and cousins. Funeral services were held on Saturday, November 11, 2000 in Adams Funeral Home of Nixa, with the Rev. John Masters officiating. Burial with Masonic service was in Payne Cemetery, Nixa Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Chapel United Church of Christ, 4344, S. Fremont, Springfield, MO. 65804.

 

Aven, Besse T. (McCroskey) 23 Jan 1890 -  26 Sep 1982 OH 30 Sep 1982 p9

[Note: Daughter of Matthew Duff & Sarah A. E. (Barnett) McCroskey; married Claude Elmer Aven 1886 - 17 Mar 1960]

Services for Besse Aven, 92, Nixa, were held Sept. 28 in Harris Chapel with the Revs. C.C. Keller and John Johnson officiating. Burial was in Patterson Cemetery south of Springfield. Mrs. Aven died Sept. 26 in Springfield Medicenter after a long illness. A lifetime community resident, she was a member of Nixa Christian Church. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Loren Keltner,, Nixa; three grandsons; six great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nixa Christian Church.

 

Aven, Charles Mathew 29 Nov 1873 - 31 Dec 1951  CCR 3 Jan 1952

[Note: Son of  John Duff & Sarah Ann (Payne) Aven; married 11 Dec 1892 Nona E. Baufield 1 Mar 1876 - 16 Jul 1968]

Charles M. Aven, 79, prominent lifelong resident and farmer of route 1, Nixa, died in his home at 1 p.m. Monday. Surviving are his wife, Nona, a daughter, Mrs. May Thompson of Republic, two grandchildren; a great-grandchild, and brother, William Aven route 1, Nixa. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in Nixa Christian church with the Rev. Roscoe Harding officiating. Burial in Payne Cemetery was under direction of Harris of Nixa.

 

Aven, Claude Elmer 1886 - 17 Mar 1960 CCR 24 Mar 1960 p7

[Note: Son of William Archibald & Dora Ica (Edwards) Aven; married Bessie McCroskey]

Funeral services for Claude Elmer Aven, 73, of Nixa, who died Thursday, March 17 at Springfield Baptist Hospital, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Nixa Christian Church with Rev. Robert Hoffman officiating. Burial was in Patterson Cemetery under direction of Harris Funeral Home of Nixa. After a short time as a school teacher, he operated a farm five miles northwest of Nixa for many years. He was  a member of Nixa Christian Church where he served as an Elder since 1911. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Bessie McCroskey Aven; a daughter, Mrs. Lorene Keltner of Nixa; three grandsons and two great grandsons; his father, William Aven of Springfield; seven sisters, Mrs. Elsie Owen of Fair Grove, Mrs. Florence McHaney, Mrs. Iva Rose, Mrs. Mattie Adams, Mrs. Merle Owen, Mrs. Archie Ward and Mrs. Lois Throneberry, all of Springfield.

 

Aven, Gladys T.  (Keithley) 1 Sept 1904  - 8 Jun 1991 SN-L 11 Jun 1991

[Note: Daughter of  Anson & Josie (Harp) Keithley; married Arter Aven 3 May 1900 - 16 Mar 1980]

Gladys T. Aven, 86, Nixa, died at 4:52 p.m. Saturday in Ozark Nursing and Care Center.  She was born Sept. 1, 1904, in Christian County to Anson and Josie Harp Keithley.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Arter Aven, in 1980.  In addition to being a homemaker, she was a florist for 15 years.  She is survived by a daughter, Vernetta Clark, Nixa; a son, Lowell Aven, Nixa; a sister, Esther Peters, Nixa; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Harris Colonial Chapel, 205 N. Main, Nixa, with the Rev. Kenneth Bandy officiating.  Burial will be in Payne Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.  (Springfield News-Leader – 11 June 1991)

 

Aven, Grace (McConnell) Mar 1888 - 22 Jul 1958      CCR 31 Jul 1958 p5

[Note: Daughter of  John Alexander & Nancy  E. (Aven) McConnell; married Feb 1908 CCM James Herbert Aven 1 Jul 1885 - Nov 1967; lived in Abingdon, Virginia in 1910]

Funeral services for Mrs. Grace McConnell Aven, 70 who died July 22 at Richmond, Calif., were held Sunday, July 27 in the Nixa Church of Christ with L. O. Sanderson officiating., Burial was in Payne Cemetery under direction of Harris Funeral Home of Nixa. She was a native of Nixa and a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, James Herbert Aven of Richmond; a daughter Mrs. Mary Lou Lindahl of Richmond; three sons, J. H. Aven, Jr. of Nixa; Paul Aven of Richmond and Victor Aven of Rogersville; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Bertha Gooch of Springfield.

 

Aven, James H. “Jeff” 24 May 1909 - 19 Nov 1978 OH 23 Nov 1978 p 10 & OH 30 Nov 1978 p9

[Note: Son of James Herbert & Grace (McConnell) Aven; married Oleta Belle Scott 7 Jan 1912 - 29 Jun 2004]

NIXA - James H, “Jeff” Aven, 69, Nixa, died at 10:08 p.m. Sunday in Cox Medical Center, Springfield after a short illness. He was a farmer and a member of the Nixa Church of Christ. He had lived in Nixa most of his life. Survivors are his wife, Oleta; three daughters, Mrs. Dixie Lee Little, Clever, Mrs. LuAnne Baysinger, Nixa and Mrs. Lou Grace Anderson, Lee’s Summit; two brothers, Joe Paul Lathrop, Calif. and Victor, Springfield and one sister, Mrs. Mary Lou Lindahl, San Pablo, Calif.; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Nixa Church of Christ with Wilbur Swearengin and Dwain Stoops officiating. Burial was in the Payne Cemetery under direction of Harris of Nixa.

 

Aven, James Herbert 1 Jul 1885 - 23 Nov 1967  CCR 30 Nov 1967 p1

[Note: Son of Samuel Wiley & Mary A. (  )  Aven; married first Grace McConnell Mar 1888 - 22 Jul 1958; married second “Roxie”, perhaps Roxanna Brown; grandson of Timothy Allen & Ann Eleanor Rosanna (McCroskey) Aven; born in Virginia - listed in Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia census in 1900 & 1910]

Herbert Aven, 82, Nixa, died about 9 p.m. Thursday, November 23, in a Springfield Baptist Hospital, after an illness of several weeks. A native of Virginia, Mr. Aven moved to Nixa as  a child and lived there most of his life with the exception of 18 years in the state of California. A member of Nixa Church of Christ, he is survived by his wife, Roxie; three sons, James H., Nixa; Joe P., San Pablo, Calif. and Victor E., Rogersville; and a daughter, Mrs. Mary Lou Lindahl, San Pablo. Other survivors include a sister, Mrs. Bess Preston, Abington, Va.; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.

 

Aven, Jo Ann (Sanders) Curtis Payne 5 Apr 1927 - 13 Mar 1989 OH 16 Mar 1989

[Note: Daughter of Clifford & Nellie (Conklin) Sanders; married ? Curtis; married Lowell A. Aven 24 Apr 1924 - 6 Dec 1992]

Jo Ann Aven, 61, of Nixa, died at 10 p.m. Monday, March 13 at the Ozark Nursing and Care Center following a one year illness. Services for Mrs. Aven will be held today (Thursday, March 16) at 1 p.m. in the Adams Funeral Chapel, Ozark. Burial will follow in the Payne Cemetery, Nixa. She was born April 5, 1927 at Gainesville, the daughter of Clifford and Nellie Conklin Sanders. A longtime resident of the Nixa area, Mrs. Aven had been a waitress employed by the Salebarn Cafe. She attended the First Baptist Church of Nixa. Mrs. Aven was preceded in death by her parents and by one brother, Pat. Surviving are her husband, Lowell, Nixa; two sons, Michael Aven and Danny Curtis, and one daughter, Kathy Aven, all of Nixa; five sisters, Helen Vernon, Gallatin, Sue Nell Carter, Springfield, Virginia Weridel, Cuba, Marguerite Cobb, St. Louis, and Rose Allison, Springfield; two brothers, Ed Sanders, Springfield, and Oscar Sanders, St. Louis; and seven grandchildren.

 

Aven, John F. 3 Feb 1871 - 25 Mar 1938 CCR 31 Mar 1938 p1

[Note: Son of William Allen & Sarah Jane (Henshaw) Aven; married 18 Jun 1896 CCM Lydia McBroom Dec 1876 - 31 Jul 1947; dates on mortuary & tombstone differ]

John F. Aven, 67, died at his home at 215 Pershing, Springfield, Mo., on Friday, March 25. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 27, with burial in the Ozark cemetery. Mr. Aven was born and reared in Christian county and started his career as a teacher in the Ozark schools. Later he served two terms as circuit clerk. After leaving public office he became associated with the Ozark Savings Bank and served that institution as cashier. About 26 years ago he moved to Springfield. He was a former president of the Southern Missouri Trust Co., and the American Savings Bank, also secretary-treasurer of the Fireside Life Insurance Co. Besides being well known as a banker, Mr. Aven was very active during his lifetime as a Republican. He served as state committeeman during the Gov. Hyde administration and at the time of his death was precinct committeeman from the tenth ward in Springfield. He was an active Mason and a member of the United Lodge of Springfield. Several members of the Ozark lodge met at the hall and received the body at the Ozark cemetery. He is survived by his widow, Lydia Aven, by one brother, Horace, and one sister, Mrs. Irmyn Leister, both of Salt Lake City.

 

Aven, Josie (Hedgpeth) 4 Apr 1875 - 15 Feb 1967 CCR 16 Feb 1967 p1

[Note: Daughter of William R. & Elmina (Shipman) Hedgpeth; married 1894 CCM Walter Amos Aven 1875 - 1948]

Mrs. Josie Aven, 91, a life-long resident of Nixa, died at 5:45 a.m. Tuesday at her home. She was a member of the Nixa Christian Church. Surviving are one son, Arter of Nixa; five daughters, Mrs. Eula Maynard and Mrs. Nora McCaffety, both of Nixa. Mrs. Bessie Owen, Route 8, Springfield, Mrs. Ollie Ginger and Mrs. Hester Jackson, both of Nixa; one brother, Newt Hedgpeth, Nixa; 13 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren and one step great grandson. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Harris.

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Aven, Josie (Hedgpeth) 4 Apr 1875 - 15 Feb 1967 CCR 23 Feb 1967 p1

Funeral services for Mrs. Josie Aven, 91, a lifelong resident of Nixa, were at 2 p.m. Friday in Harris Chapel, Nixa, with the Rev. Roscoe Harding and the Rev. Joseph Fahl officiating. Burial was in Payne Cemetery. Mrs. . Aven died at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.. 14 in her home.

 

Aven, Lowell A. 24 Apr 1924 - 6 Dec 1992  NN-E 9 Dec 1992

[Note: Son of Arter & Gladys (Keithley) Aven; married Joann Sanders 5 Apr 1927 - 13 Mar 1989 who married first ? Curtis]

Lowell A. Aven, 68, Nixa, died Sunday, Dec. 6, in Cox Medical Center South. He was born April 24, 1924, the son of Arter and Gladys Keithley Aven. He was a lifelong resident of the Nixa area, and served his country in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #4262 in Christian County. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joann, in 1989, and his parents. Survivors include a daughter, Kathy Aven, Nixa; two sons, Mike Aven and Danny Curtis, both of Nixa; a sister, Vernetta Clark, Nixa; nine grandchildren, Chris and Brad Curtis, Jennifer Sagerser, Kelly, Robert, Megan, Emily, Andrea and Amanda Aven; and a special friend, Lucille Haworth, Springfield. Services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 1 p.m. in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will be in Payne Cemetery, Nixa.

 

Aven, Marcella 3 Sep 1907 - 19 Oct 1983 OH 27 Oct 1983 p11

[Note: Daughter of Fitzhugh & Bertha (Williams) Aven]

Funeral services for Marcella Aven, 76, Springfield, were held Oct. 21 at First and Calvary Presbyterian Church with Rev. Curtis March officiating. The body was cremated and burial held at Greenlawn Cemetery,. She died Oct. 19 at St, John’s Regional Health Center after a long illness. Marcella Aven was born Sep. 3, 1907, the first white child born on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in South Dakota, where her father, Fitzhugh Aven, was assistant superintendent of schools. Sioux and Ute residents celebrated the occasion with a dance and naming ceremony, giving her the name Wauska, or White Flower. Marcella’s father, Fitzhugh, born in Nixa, was one of the two students in the first graduating class as Ozark High School in 1892. The historic occasion was marked by a three-day celebration and an extra edition of the Christian County Republican. Her maternal grandfather, James J. Williams, was presiding judge of the Christian county Court for 22 years. There are no survivors in the immediate family. A cousin, John E. Williams, lives in Ozark.

 

Aven, Minerva Jane (Payne) 9 Oct 1900 - 17 Oct 1992  OH 28 Oct 1992

[Note: Daughter of Francis Patrick “Pad“ & Eunice Lucinda ( Lebow) Payne]

Minerva Jane Aven, 92, Nixa, died Saturday, Oct. 17, in the Nixa Park Care Center. She was born Oct. 9, 1900, in Ava to Francis and Eunice Payne. Survivors include a son, Arnold Aven, Nixa; a brother, Fred Payne, two sisters, Lucy Owen and Nona Helfrecht; granddaughter, Pamela Miller; two great-grandsons, Justin and Patrick. Services were held on Wednesday, Oct. 21, in Harris Colonial Chapel, Nixa. Burial was in the Payne Cemetery.

 

Aven, Myrtle Fanny (Lawing) 21 Jan 1875 - 16 Jan 1943 CCR 21 Jan 1943 p8

[Note: Daughter of William Thomas “Bud” & Fannie G. (Borough) Lawing; married Horace B. Aven Jan 1874 - ?; birthdate from 1900 census West Caldwell, Canyon County, Idaho]

Word has been received here of the death of a former resident, Mrs. Myrtle Lawing Aven, who died Jan. 16 at her home, 11260 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. She was the wife of Horace H. Aven and daughter of the late Bud Lawing. Mrs. R. R. Hartley at Ozark is a half-sister. Burial was at Forest Lawn cemetery, Glenwood, Calif.

 

Aven, Nona E. (Baufield) 1 Mar 1876 - 16 Jul 1968 CCR 25 Jul 1968 p1

[Note: Daughter of Louis F. & Nancy C. (Giboney) Banfield; married 11 Dec 1892 CCM Charles M. Aven 29 Nov 1873 - 31 Dec 1951]

Mrs. Nona E. Aven, 92, of Springfield was dead on arrival Tuesday afternoon at the Springfield Baptist Hospital. She had resided in Nixa most of her life before moving to Springfield in 1952. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Nixa. Mrs. Aven is survived by one daughter, Mary Thompson of the home; one sister, Mrs. Lucy Wardell, Joplin; two grandchildren, one great grandchild and three great, great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, July 19 in Harris Chapel at Nixa with the Rev. Dale DeLong officiating. Burial was in Payne Cemetery north of Nixa.

 

Aven, Oleta Belle (Scott) 7 Jan 1912 - 29 Jun 2004 SN-L 2 Jul 2004

[Note: Daughter of David Steven & Lois Dollie (Sullivan)  Scott; married 1930 James H. Aven 24 May 1909 - 19 Nov 1978]

Oleta Belle Aven, age 92, of Nixa, completed her voyage on June 29, 2004, in her home. Oleta set sail on Jan. 7, 1912, in the township of Hurley, Mo., close to beautiful spring water. She was the daughter of Steve and Doll Scott. When Oleta was three, her ship was moved by horse and wagon to the railroad town of Clever; there her ship sailed smoothly and she obtained scholarship and taught in a one-room school. In 1930, she married James Aven and made her citizenship in Nixa. She was in partnership with her husband until his death in 1978. During the years 1932, '34 and '36, Oleta's ship took on the special cargo of three daughters. Later, the crew took three sons-in-law and many precious grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Craftsmanship was polished by sewing for the girls and cooking for the family. Through the years, she has lovingly been called (Granny) by many. With God as her guide, she has sailed life's sea worthily for 92 years. Oleta had been a member of the Nixa Church of Christ for more than 60 years. She had also enjoyed worship at Ozark Church of Christ. Survivors include two daughters, LuAnna Baysinger and husband James, Nixa, and Lois Anderson and husband Gerry, Lee's Summit; eight grandchildren, Lana and Lane Baysinger, Nixa, Debbie Krasser and Rex Little, Clever, Leta Fenton and Andy Anderson, Lee's Summit, Dan Anderson, Jefferson City, and Jeff Anderson, California; two brothers, Dr. John Scott and wife, Esther, Kansas, and Paul Scott and wife, Rubilee, Battlefield; brothers and sisters-in-law, Victor Aven and wife, Rheba, Nixa, Helen Scott, Springfield, and Wayne Lindahl, California; 24 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives, church family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter and son-in-law, Dixie and Joe Little; a grandson, Link Baysinger; two sisters, Mary Ghan and Laurel Redfern; and two brothers, Eugene and Harold Scott. Oletas aid that her family, church family and friends had been her lights along the shore and she valued highly the kinship and fellowship, contented with a long, happy journey. Oleta's greatest wish was that her ship would sail peacefully into shore and anchor in (God's Eternal Harbor). Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 3, 2004, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Dwain Stoops officiating. Burial will follow in Payne Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, July 2, in the funeral home

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Aven, Oleta Belle (Scott) 7 Jan 1912 - 29 Jun 2004 CCH-N 21 Jul 2004

Oleta Belle Aven, 92, Nixa, died on June 29, 2004 in her home, completing her life's voyage. Oleta set sail on Jan. 7, 1912 in the township of Hurley, Mo., close to beautiful spring water. She was the daughter of Steve and Doll Scott. When Oleta was three, her ship was moved by horse and wagon to Clever, where she obtained scholarship and taught in a one-room school. In 1930 she married James Aven and made her citizenship in Nixa. She was in partnership with her husband until his death in 1978. During the years 1932-34-36, Oleta's ship took on the special cargo of three daughters. Later the crew took three sons-in-law and many precious grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Craftsmanship was polished by sewing for the girls and cooking for the family. Through the years she has lovingly been called "Granny" by many. With God as her guide, she has sailed life's sea worthily for 92 years. Oleta had been a member of Nixa Church of Christ for more than 60 years. She had also enjoyed worship at Ozark Church of Christ. Survivors include: two daughters, LuAnna Baysinger and husband James, Nixa, and Lois Anderson and husband Gerry, Lee's Summit; eight grandchildren, Lana and Lane Baysinger, Nixa, Debbie Krasser and Rex Little, Clever, Leta Fenton and Andy Anderson, Lee's Summit, Dan Anderson, Jefferson City, and Jeff Anderson, California; two brothers, Dr. John Scott and wife Esther, Kansas and Paul Scott and wife Rubilee, Battlefield; brothers and sisters-in-law, Victor Aven and wife Rheba, Nixa, Helen Scott, Springfield, Opal Aven and Wayne Lindahl, California; twenty-four great grandchildren; for great great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives, church family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter and son-in-law, Dixie and Joe Little; a grandson, Link Baysinger; two sisters, Mary Ghan and Laurel Redfern; and two brothers, Eugene and Harold Scott. Oleta said that her family, church family and friends had been her lights along the shore and she valued highly the kinship and fellowship, contented with a long, happy journey. Oleta's greatest wish was that her ship would sail peacefully into shore and anchor in God's Eternal Harbor. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 3 in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Dwain Stoops officiating. Burial followed in Payne Cemetery. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. on July 2 in the funeral home. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2004

 

Aven, Sarah Jane (Henshaw) Nov 1847 - 27 Aug 1914 CCR 28 Aug 1914

[Note: married 19 May 1866 William Allen Aven 8 Feb 1840/3 - 31 May 1889]

A telegram was received Wednesday in Ozark by Judge Williams, from his daughter, Mrs. W. F. Aven of Tuskahoma, Okla. announcing the death of Mrs. W. A. Aven, the aged mother of the well-known Aven boys, at her home in Caldwell, Idaho. Mrs. Aven was a long time resident of Ozark and her death will be regretted by her old friends here. She was buried in Idaho, though her husband is buried here.

Aven, Walter Amos 1875 - 24 Oct 1948 CCR 18 Oct 1948

[Note: Son of John Duff & Sarah Ann (Payne) Aven; married 29 Apr 1894 CCM Josie Hedgpeth 4 Apr 1875 - 15 Feb 1967]

Walter Amos Aven, 73, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Aven, died Sunday, October 24, at his home near Nixa. In the year 1894 he married Josie Aven and to this union seven children were born. One daughter, Marie, preceded him in death. He was a member of the Nixa Christian church. Survivors include the wife, Josie; five daughters, Mrs. Nora McCafferty of Dearborn, Mich.; Mrs. Bessie Owen of Springfield; Mrs. Eula Maynard, Mrs. Ollie Inman, and Mrs. Hester Jackson of Nixa; one son, Arter of Nixa, two brothers, 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday in the Nixa Christian church with Rev. Roscoe Harding officiating. Burial was in the Payne cemetery under direction of the Maples-Harris Funeral Home of Nixa.

Aven, William Fitzhugh 7 Mar 1876 - 19 Oct 1929 CCR 31 Oct 1929

[Note: Son of William Allen & Sarah Jane (Henshaw) Aven; married 26 Dec 1903 Bertha F. Williams 18 Apr 1880 - 13 May 1953]

William Fitzhugh Aven, aged 53 years, of Fairplay, Mo., died at the St. Johns hospital in Springfield, at 1 o’clock Saturday morning October 19, 1929. Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the Alma Lohmeyer funeral home with burial in the Masonic section of Green Lawn cemetery. Mr. Aven had been a resident of Fairplay some 11 years. During that time he had been connected with the Farmers’ Bank as cashier and active in civic work. Prior to that time hw was for a time in the government Indian school services at different points in the west. He was born at Ozark, Mo. Where he grew to manhood. He is survived by his wife, daughter of the late Judge Jas. J. Williams, for many years presiding judge of the Christian County Court, and one daughter, Marcella, who is now a teacher in the public schools of Springfield. It is rather a coincident that Mr. Aven’s death should follow so soon after the death of Fred R. Angwin who died at Pittsburg, Kansas, just a few weeks ago, Both of these men were teachers in the Ozark high school of Ozark at the some time some 25 years ago. Mr. Aven was also principal of the Billings school some 20 years ago or more. --Billings Times.

Avery, Alice Malinda (Whittington) 1 Jan 1903 - 8 Aug 1921 CCR 12 Aug 1921 p1

[Note: Daughter of  James Monroe & Mary Alice (Young) Whittington; married Milton Ralph Avery 1901 - 13 Jul 1962]

Mrs. Malinda Avery, aged 18 years, died at the home of her father, James Whittington, near Nixa, Monday, August 8, of tuberculosis. Tom Chaffin of the Ozark Undertaking Co., was called to take charge of the burial. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Richwood church by Rev. Whaley, with burial in the Richwood Cemetery.

Avery, Enoch Edward 2 Jan 1874 - 17 Nov 1930 CCR 27 Nov 1930 p5

[Note: Son of Milton & Emeline (Climer) Avery; married 25 Dec 1894 Maggie Alberta McConnell 27 Jul 1877 - 8 Jun 1945; his MODC spells father‘s name Melton and mother‘s maiden name Klimmer, but son‘s name spelled Milton and mother‘s maiden name elsewhere is Climer]

Enoch Edward Avery was born Jan. 2, 1874, and departed this life Nov. 17, 1930, at the age of 56 years, 10 months and 15 days. He was married to Maggie A. McConnell Dec. 25, 1894. To this union were  born three sons, Ernest of Albuquerque, N.M., Ralph and Harel of Nixa, Mo. He leaves, besides his wife and sons, a mother, one brother and two sisters, also a host of friends and relatives to mourn his departure. He united with the church in early life and lived a devoted Christian life until death. He was a kind and loving husband and father and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 20, 1930, at 1 p.m. at the Church of Christ in Nixa, with Rev. Saunders officiating. Burial was in the Payne cemetery under the direction of the Harding and Maples Funeral Home of Nixa.

 

Avery, Harol Edward 15 Nov 1908 - 10 Jan 1978 OH 19 Jan 1978 p5

[Note: Son of  Enoch Edward & Maggie Alberta (McConnell) Avery; married Lucile ?; married 11 Mar 1931 Jewel Pearce 7 Aug 1905 - 25 Dec 1977]

OZARK - Harol Edward Avery, 69, Ozark, died at 11:20 p.m. Tuesday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, after an illness of a year. A native of Nixa, Mr. Avery moved to Chico, Calif. in 1952, then to Ozark in 1965. He was a member of Nixa Church of Christ and was retired as a carpenter. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Maggie Sue Campbell, Ozark and Mrs. Edna Sue Hill, Aurora; two grandchildren and one great grandchild. Services were at 2 p.m. Friday in Adams Chapel with James Baysinger officiating. Burial was in Payne Cemetery.

Avery, Jewel Dee (Pearce) 7 Aug 1905 - 25 Dec 1977 OH 29 Dec 1977 p5

[Note: Daughter of Andrew J. & Susan J. (Meacheam) Pearce; married 11 Mar 1931 Harol Edward Avery 15 Nov 1908 - 10 Jan 1978]

Services for Mrs. Jewel Dee Avery, 72, Ozark, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Adams Chapel here with James Baysinger officiating. Burial was in Payne Cemetery at Nixa. Mrs. Avery died at 11:30 p.m. Sunday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, after apparently suffering a heart attack. She was a member of Nixa Church of Christ. Mrs. Avery moved from Nixa to Chico, Calif. in 1952 and to Ozark in 1965. Surviving are her husband, Harol E.; two daughters, Mrs. Maggie Sue Campbell, Ozark and Mrs. Edna Sue Hill, Aurora; a brother, Clifford Pearce, Clever, two grandchildren and one great grandchild.

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Avery, Jewel Dee (Pearce) 7 Aug 1905 - 25 Dec 1977 OH 5 Jan 1978 p8

The family of Jewel Avery would like to thank all our friends and relatives for the love, prayers, flowers, food and the many acts of kindness shown us over the loss of our wife and mother on Christmas Day. A very special thanks to the ambulance crew and the Dr. and Mrs. McCormick. Mr. Harold Avery and Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Campbell and Susan, Mr. and Mrs. Bub Hill, Mrs. Paul Cagle and Joe.

 

Avery, Maggie Alberta (McConnell) 27 Jul 1877 - 8 Jun 1945 CCR 14 Jun 1945 p1

[Note: Daughter of John Alexander & Nancy E. (Aven) McConnell; married 25 Dec 1894 Enoch Edward Avery Jan 1874 - 1930; married ? Walker; buried under the name Avery]

Maggie Alberta Avery was born near Nixa July 27,1877, and passed away June 8, 1945. She was the daughter of the late John A. and Nancy E. McConnell. She was married to Edward Avery Dec. 25, 1894, and to this union were born three sons. Her husband preceded her in death Nov. 17, 1930. She united with the Church of Christ soon after its organization in Nixa and maintained a steadfast faith throughout her lifetime. Surviving are three sons, Ernest of Phoenix, Ariz., Ralph of Springfield and Harol of Nixa; two brothers, Lenza and Ross McConnell of Nixa; three sisters, Mrs. Grace Aven of Richmond, Calif., Mrs. Lucy Stewart and Mrs. Kate Owen, both of Brookline, Mo., and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Nixa church of Christ with Rev. Fred Williamson of Springfield officiating. Burial was made in the Payne cemetery under direction of Maples of Clever.

 

Avery, Milton Ralph 1901 - 13 Jul 1962     CCR 19 Jul 1962 p5

[Note: Son of  Enoch Edward & Maggie Alberta (McConnell) Avery; married Esther F. 1907 - 1996 - no SSDI found for Esther]

Funeral services for Milton Ralph Avery, 61, of Springfield who died at 10:45 a.m. Friday at Doctors’ Memorial Hospital, were at 2 p.m. Sunday in Rainey Chapel with Oscar Ellison officiating. Burial was in Richwood Cemetery, east of Nixa. Mr. Avery, an employe at the hospital, suffered an apparent heart attack after reporting to work. A pipe fitter for the Frisco Railroad for 20 years, he was a member of the Broadway and Madison Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Esther; a son, Wallace, Billings; a daughter, Mrs. Lavena Forgey, Nixa; a brother, Harol Avery, Chico, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

 

Avery, R. C. 31 Aug 1937 - 7 Aug 2008 SN-L 31 Aug 2008

[Note: Son of Elmer & Cassie (  ) Avery; married ?; married Maxine]

RC Avery, 70, of Blue Eye, Mo., passed away to his heavenly home on August 7, 2008, and was buried in White Chapel Cemetery in Springfield, Mo. He was born on August 31, 1937, to Elmer and Cassie Avery whom preceded him in death along with a sister Billie Jean Hammer and a baby brother, Jerry Wayne Avery. He was survived by two brothers, JC Avery of Branson, Mo., and Bob Avery of Kirbyville, Mo.; and one sister, Sue Bowman of Branson, Mo.; five biological children, Debra Bean of Clever, Mo., Rick Avery of Hall Town, Mo., Carol Morris of Flemington, Mo., Jeff Avery of Willard, Mo., Susan Avery of Nixa, Mo., 18 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren; his present wife, Maxine Avery and three step-children along with their children and grandchildren. He worked hard his whole life. He loved God, his family, fishing, hunting, his work and talking to people. Everyone who knew him loved him. He never knew a stranger; just hadn't got to meet them yet. His smile would light up a room and his personality was brighter than the sun. He was a great man, a great dad and a great grandpa to all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is dearly missed by all who knew and loved him and will be with us always in our hearts. We love you Daddy. Happy Birthday!

 

Awad, Linda Faye (Comstock) 22 Aug 1944 - 9 Mar 2010 SN-L 11 Mar 2010

[Note: Daughter of Lewis & Margie ( ) Comstock; married 4 Sep 1964 M. Michael Awad]

Linda Faye Awad, 65 of Nixa, passed away March 9, 2010, in the home of her son, Matt. She was born August 22, 1944, in Mountain Grove, Mo., and graduated from Mountain Grove High School. She was united in marriage to M. Michael Awad on September 4, 1964 , in Springfield. Linda was preceded in death by her husband, M. Michael Awad, and her father, Lewis Comstock. She is survived by her mother, Margie Comstock; children, Matt Awad and wife, Cindy, Luke Awad; grandchildren, Ashley and Jeff; and brothers, Mike and Dianna Comstock, Gary and Cindy Comstock. Memorial services will be Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 10 a.m. in Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Visitation will be 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, March 12, 2010, in the funeral home.

 

Aycott, Melva Jayne (Gordon) 1937 - 3 Feb 2006 SN-L 6 Feb 2006

[Note: Daughter of Jeff & Gladys (  )  Gordon; married ? Aycott]

Melva Jayne Aycott, 68, Clever, passed away at 11:59 p.m. Friday, February 3, 2006, at Christian Health Care, Republic. She was preceded in death by her father, Jeff Gordon; and a son, David Reece Aycott; and her stepfather, Curly Babbitt. She is survived by two daughters, Denise Sanders and Christina Patterson, both of Clever; nine grandchildren; her mother, Gladys Babbitt, Springfield; two brothers, Randy Babbitt, Paris, Texas, and Tom Babbitt, Republic; four sisters, Jean Gordon, Anne Gordon, Kay Soule', and Trina Knight, all of Republic; four nieces and five nephews. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 7, 2006, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Billings, under direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Clever. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 p.m. Monday, with Memorial Service at 7 p.m.

 

Axtell, Donna Jo (Ross) 30 Aug 1939 - 15 Dec 2009 SN-L 19 Dec 2009

[Note: Daughter of George & Nellie (Shockley) Ross; married 18 Aug 1984 William Axtell]

Donna Jo Axtell, 70, Sparta, passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2009, in Cox South Hospital. She was born August 30, 1939 the daughter of George and Nellie Shockley Ross. On August 18, 1984, she was united in marriage to William Axtell. Donna was a retired secretary employed with American Family Insurance. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where she generously offered her help and was coordinator of the church benevolent fund. Donna proudly served her country as a member of the United States Air Force from 1958 -1961. She was a wonderful wife, loving mother, and a special grandmother. Donna is survived by her husband, William; four children and their spouses, Teri and David Haberacker, Sharon and Jim Swenson, Debe and Mike Blackett, and David Nichols; four sisters, Louise Ross, Pearl Ross, Joanne Crain, Pat Speis; two brothers, Dan Ross and Ronnie Ross; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, a sister and a grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m., Monday, December 21, 2009, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial with full military honors will follow in Missouri Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday in the funeral home.

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Axtell, Donna Jo (Ross) 30 Aug 1939 - 15 Dec 2009 CCH-N 23 Dec 2009

Donna Jo Axtell, 70, Sparta, passed away Dec. 15, 2009, in Cox South Hospital. She was born Aug. 30, 1939, the daughter of George and Nellie Shockley Ross. On Aug. 18, 1984, she was united in marriage to William Axtell. Donna was a retired secretary employed with American Family Insurance. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, where she generously offered her help and was coordinator of the church benevolent fund. Donna proudly served her country as a member of the United States Air Force from 1958-61. She was a wonderful wife, loving mother and a special grandmother. Donna is survived by her husband, William; four children and their spouses, Teri and David Haberacker, Sharon and Jim Swenson, Debe and Mike Blackett, and David Nichols; four sisters, Louise Ross, Pearl Ross, Joanne Crain and Pat Speis; two brothers, Dan Ross and Ronnie Ross; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, a sister and a grandchild. Funeral services were 9:30 a.m. Dec. 21, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial followed with full military honors in Missouri Veterans Cemetery. Visitation was from 2 to 3 p.m. Dec. 20 in the funeral home.

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